The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 9, 1939 · Page 1
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J LAST E DITION RICE The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. VOL. 37, NO. 49. Tho Weekly Courier. Founded July 17, 1879. Tbo Dally Courier. Founded November 10. 1902. I Merced [ July IB, 1929. CONNELLSVILLE, PA., MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 9, 1939. TEN PAGES. AFL DRAWS LABOR LAW REVISIONS Proposed Amendments to Wagner Act Will Be Introduced in Congress During Week. OMNIBUS BILL ALREADY DRAWN WASHINGTON, Jan. U.--Nine proposed amendments to the Wagner Labor Act urged by the American Federation of Labor's Houston, Tex., convention will be introduced in Congress some time this week, it was learned today. An omnibus bill including the nine proposals has been drafted by Joseph A. Padway, AFL counsel, but Federation leaders have not decided yet who will sponsor the legislation in the Senate and House. Among the proposals are: · Change the unit rule to conform to that of the Railway Labor Act so that it will be obligatory on the board to grant a craft or class the right to select its bargaining representative by majority vote. Curtail the power of the board to invalidate contracts. Kiwanians Will Celebrate 24th A n n i v e r s a r y Spirited preparations are under way for a gala program which will mark the participation of the Kiwanis Club of Conncllsvillc in observance of the 24th · anniversary of the founding of the movement. Throughout the United States and Canada Kiwanians are holding special programs during the week from January 15 to 21. The party here has been fixed lor Wednesday evening, January 18. Kiwanians will have Kiwanianns ns their guests and a committee composed of Peter R. Weimer, E. B. Zimmerman, W. L. dollars, Dr. E. C Sherriek and Joseph B. Henderson anticipates presenting an unusually attractive program. Governor Fred E. Paulson Coraopolis, who took office this month, will be the honor guest and principal speaker. Benny io Explain Alleged Dealings in Smuggled Gem By United Press. NEW YORK, Jan. 9 Jack Benny the radio comedian, arrives in York today to appear before a Fed cral grand jury and explain hi alleged dealings with a confesso smuggler. Like George Burns, another radi comedian, Benny was faced with th fact that jewelry he purchased fo his wife and air partner, Mai- Livingstone, had been smuggled inl the United States. Benny was sai to have bought $1,200 worth. Burns and Mrs. Elma N. Lauer wife of Supreme Court Justice Edga J. Lauer, already have been indictc and have pleaded guilty. They ma be called to testify against Albert r. Chaperau, from whom they tcstifie they bought smuggled jewelry. Benny left Hollywood by airplan last night with Mcrt Bloom, his busi ness manager. He emphasized tha he had not been subpoenaed. "I want to find out what it is a about," he said. "I am willing t cooperate in any way I can honestly- I don't know how I help." Benny conferred with Federal au thorlties here once before. Othe motion picture and stage personality who were questioned about the ac tivitics of Chaperau include Kath arine Hepburn, Jack Pearl and Car Grant. Benny will appear before the gran jury tomorrow. Railroader Hurt In Fall Off Car John W. Hay of 235 East Appl street suffered an injury to his bac and abdomen when he fell approx; mately 15 feet from the lop of Baltimore Ohio Railroad box ca while he was at work Sunday morn ing as a brakeman in the yards her He fell to the side of the train an was not serioubly injured. He wa taken lo the Hospital. War Against "Bsms" Must Be Waged For Safety of Country SEEK- DEATH PENALTIES IN MURDERS Scotidale Child v Swallows Hat Pin UNIONTOWN, Jan. 9. -- Ronnie cish, two-year-old son o£ Mr. and rs. James Ncish o£ Scottdale, was ushcd to Uniontown Hospital after e swallowed a two-inch hat pin. He is being kept under close ob- ervation by physicians and nurses ho report locating the pin in his omach with an X-ray. It is the ope of doctors the pin will exit alurally otherwise an operation will e required. World War veterans and others who attended the Americanization meeting held Sunday afternoon at 31ks Home were told that Communism and Nazism have already made inroads in America and that a constant war must be waged "if our system of Kovcrmem is to be preserved." Rabbi Julius Washer of Uniontown declared two things arc paramount when speaking of Americanism--religion and peace. He said tnc world oday has become such a small neighborhood and anything that happens in Europe will adecl immeasurably our American youth. "If every organization and indi- Coalition May Snag Hopkins' Appointment By RONALD G. VAN TINE United Press Stall Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Jan. 0.--A Sena- orial coalition was expected to pro- cst the elevation of Harry L. Hopins to the Cabinet today. The Sen- tc Commerce Committee begins onsideration of his nomination iccrctarv of Commerce. Senator Josiah W. Bailey, D., N. C., anti-New Dealer, a political and icrsonal enemy of the former works progress administrator, called a nceting of the committee, whose membership includes several others A Hopkins' Congressional foes. A rote to hold public hearings on his omination was anticipated. Among the committee members vho have expressed a desire to qucs- ion Hopkins about his political philosophy and his administration of the relief agency were Senators Charles ... McNary, R., Ore., Arthur II. Van- dcrbcrg, R.. Mich., and Bennett Champ Clark, D., Mo. Other members of the committee ncludes Senators Morris Sheppard, D., Tex., and Wallace H. White, R., tfc., chairman and ranking minority member, respectively, ol the Senate campaign expenditures committee which recently reported to Congress that WPA workers in at least three states had been influenced and coerced during last fall's election cam- laign. The report did not blame iJopkins. One committoeman said Hopkins probably would be asked about re- xrts that he once told a friend that 'we'll spend and spend, tax and tax and elect and elect." Hopkins has denied having made such a statement. The Senate, with no legislation pending, is awaiting committee action m several nominations of President Roosevelt to major offices vidual will stop just talking Americanism and begin practicing it, we'll Commonwealth Hopes to Send Three Local Men to State's Electric Chair. UNIONTOWN, Jan. Commonwealth's plans 9.--1C the are carried On A Wool Diet Martin Denies Any Agreement With Henry Ford By United Prcis. DETROIT, Jan. 9.--The claim of a high United Automobile Workers un- io-i official that President Homer Martin was near a working agreement with the Ford Motor Company locked the UAW today in what appeared to be a death struggle between factional forces. Martin, as he struck back at the official who made the Ford claim warned that factionalism "no longer c: n be tolerated." But at the moment his warning was sounded his opponents were rallying for an international executive board meeting to be held "eaiily this week." Martin had not been officially notified of the meeting. According to a UAW official, the agreement would provide that Martin would be sole bargaining agent for al Ford employes, that Ford would pay the highest wages in the industry and that the agreement would remair in effect as long as Martin continued as president of the UAW. The official said the agreement would be between Ford and Martin, not between Ford and the UAW. Martin vigorously denies the purported statement. begin to get somewhere," Rabbi Washer continued. He said it was not a job for the older persons but that the children in the schools should be taught Americanism so that as they grow older they would think only of their country. Rev. Paul E. Porath, president ot the Connelbvillc Ministerial Association and pastor of the German Lutheran Church, urged a greater church attendance as the right way :o combat the evil "isms" which are sprcjchng through our country. "What i;, tile manhood ot AnieniM doing today?" he asked. "Arc they defending then laith, their religion? We cannot wage a successful fight without God," he added. Rev. Porath said he believed the greatest mistake in the Protestant churches is the getting away from the family pew. He .said it was the persons not attending any church who arc providing the "breeding place" for communism and other "isms" which would wreck "our type of government." "Religion must become a dailv practice to make it worthwhile," he oncludcd. Rev. Charles F. Gwyer of Monon- gahcla, former pastor of Daw.son Sacred Heart Church, and National haplain ot the 40 and 8, described an American as "a fellow who will growl about spending two billion for "ducation and then go out and spend wo and one-half billion for cignr- ttcs." He asked who won Die World War? t was suppo.sed to be a war to end wars, but since the Armistice there have been more than 20 wars, he tated. "We used the wrong inslrumen- alitie-, of warfare," Rev. Gwycr declared. "Had we gone across with more of a religious spirit we'd done a ot better." Chaplain Gwyer asserted: "Our country is in grave diinget oday. It you haven't recognized it, t's you haven't recoKni/.cd :he smoke screen and camouflage they have used. "Communism has mode inroads and Nazism, is doing the same."Rev. Gwycr said since atheism was :hc basic principle of all evil JMIIS. ;he only successful way to combat the:e "is by knowing your religion." He commended the work of the American Legion and made a plea to all who are eligible, to 30111 this organization whether they belonged to ther service organizations or not. He said he belonged to the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in addition to the American Legion. "With a larger membership, the Legion will be more able to stem the tide which is goinp lo do us damage unless it is stopped," Rev. Gwycr finished. out without a hitch, three Connells- viUe men, including two Negroes, will "burn" for two pre-Christmas j slayings which netted $770. The! actual killer got $310, officers allege. | The trio. Luther "King Kong" Royston, 28, Negro, Clyde "Blue Top" White, 19, Negro, and John Tor/.a, 19, a Polish youth, will, in all likelihood, be tried in March in Fayette county courts since, under the law, this county can legally assume juris- j diction of a murder case originating i within 500 yards of the county line. I The slayers were first arrested for the death of Henry Foster, 72, Vanderbilt R. D., farmer, who died December 3 of a fractured skull suffered when he was attacked and robbed ot $G75. The loot in this case, according to stalemcnts made by Torza and Whftc, was divided, with each of them receiving $200 and the remaining $275 being kept by Royston who allegedly delivered the fatal blow. Western Hemisphere United Against Any Aggressor, Warning YOUTHFUL ARCHER SHOOTS PLAYMATE Dalfred Mencarclli, eight years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Mcn- carelli o£ Belle Vcrnon, was struck in the right eye by an arrow fired by his youthful playmate, Jack Dawson, six. Neighbors told police the Man- relli boy was skating and told the iwson boy to "see it you can hit c." Jack drew his aim and . rc- ased liic arrow, striking Mcncarclii the eye. Marilyn Grace Barnard, of Evnns- ton. Buburb of Chicago, is pictured lunching--;«n wool. In the excitement of primping for her first form- nl party, she swallowed a bobby pin, »nd doctorn prescribed the diet in the hope of trapping- the pin. Next Legal Ten days later, December 13, the , k X .-. , -- ' rce went lo ScoUdale. While Torza j / V \ O VS Fire Destroys Large Born. Fire, believed caused by spontaneous combustion, destroyed a large barn on the old McCay estate, half a mile west of Searight, Sunday nigh and caused an estimated loss of $5,000 to Ihe owner, Henry Ycdel Three cows and three horses were removed from the flaming structure. JERSEY CITY DOG CATCHER DIES OF RABIES INFECTION JERSEY CITY, N. J., Jan. 9.-Edgar B. Campbell, 31, a dog catcher, died today of rabies. He was bitten by an infected dog November 30. Campbell had been bitlen many times but paid little atlcntion to his wounds other than cauterize them with nitric, acid, which he did wilh the newesl set. Last Wednesday his arm began to pain. He was taken to the Isolation hospital here Saturday. Dr. E. I. Cronk, New Brunswick health officer, explained that rabies often remain latent for from one to three months. The Pasteur treat mcnt, he said, musl be administered before symptoms of the disease have appeared. If used within 15 day afler infcclion it is an absolute pre vcntalivc. three "drove n round willing," the slate- menls revealed, Royston and White entered Ihc confcclionery slorc al Ihe Scottdale end of Evcrson bridge where, during the robbery, Naum AchcJf, a Bulgarian, was fatally shot. Torza told officers thai when he .igain picked up his companions, Royslon declared he had shol Ihe storekeeper while White had repcul- edly slruck Die viclim with a monkey wrench. The sum of $95, taken from Ihe tore, gave Torza and White each $30 hey said, and Royston, $35. The AchefT killing occuned within iOO yards of the county line and ·onfercnccs between District Attor- icy James A. Rcilly and Westmorc- and County District Attorney Charles, . Copelaiid, Jr., are expected lo give his county jurisdiction in the second murder case. Clinching btalcmunls he ii a.iid lo rave made to officers Torza, it was said, accompanied police over the route taken the night they hurried 'rom the slaying in the little confcc- :ionery store. From Scoltdnle to Dawson and ;hcn to Vanderbilt was the roulc :akcn to escape possible pursuit and enable them lo reach Connellsville in safety. Torza, it was said, pointed out a service station where they had stopped for gasoline and then directed officers to the exact point where Achcffs empty billfold had been hurled from the car. Police found the billfold, still con- lining the victim's idcnllficalion card, several feet from Ihc highway near the intersection at Nellie's mine on the Lcisenrmg road. The name of 'Naum Acheit" was legibly written on the card which will become part of the Commonwealth's exhibits expected, with the statements, to lead the youths lo Ihc State's electric chair at Uockvicw Penientiary. Officers interrogated Royston Monday, after having obtained verbal confcisions from the accused's partners in crime who placed responsibility for Iho actual killings upon "King Kong" Royslon. l4-^% ITS Storms Prevent Mass Flight of 18 Navy Planes SAN DIEGO, Cal., Jan. 9.--The Navy's ambitious IB-plane mass fiighl to Miami and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was turned back by storms in the mountains west of here today The 18 planes were on the way cast when Commander Alien Price gave the signal to the pilots to return to their base here. The tnke-off had been delayed from dawn until 7:02 A. M. (PST) because of the storms. Finally, however. Commander Price decided the pilots could skirt the storms ant ordered the pilots lo take off. In Graft Probe By MOREY J. POTTER United PrfiS Staff Correspondent. HARRISBURG, Jan. 9.--The Cap- ilii awaited with intense interest todny the ni?xt legal move in the grand jury invcsligalion ot alleged graft in Governor George H. Earle's Administration, expecting Commonwealth Secretary David L. Lawrence to petition fur quashing of Ihrce in- dictmcnls charging him wilh an clec- lion law violation, blackmail and conspiracy. The jury of 11 Democrats and II Republicans will resume deliberations tomorrow on the "Erie gravel scan- rial" phase of Ihe series of long- pending corruplion charges againsl Earle and 13 associates, including Lawrence who is chairman of Ihe Dcmocialic Slate Committee. At least 12 of the jurors concurred Saturday in the true bills, their first since deliberations began December 15, which opened the way for trial of I.nwrcnce for law violations in Ihc purported conspiracy lo defraud the Commonwealth through contracl awards to l,he Pioneer Materials Company, Killanning, for substandard road material used in Ihc State Highway Dcpartmcnl's Eric distiict. Belief was general that Lawrence's ounsel, Oliver K. Eaton, Pittsburgh .·ould petit'on lo quash the indicl- icnts, one of which charged the Cabienl official jointly wilh Ihe lat "ohn J. Verona, Pillsburgh polilician ind "contacl man" for Ihc Pioneer oncern, wilh conspiracy to cheal unc defraud, unlawfully obtain contract rom the Commonwealth and lo pro cure unlawful conduct by publi ifficers and employes Fifteen Arresfed In Pool Room Raid Fifteen personr were arrested when city police raided the Dick Sidow poolroom in North Pittsburg street Saturday night where it was reported gambling was in progress. Sidow posted a $25 forfeit on a charge of operating a gambling house and the 14 others posted $5 each on charges of being inmates. None showed up for a scheduled hearing Ihis morning before Mayor Ira D. Younkin. Chief of Police Andrew W. Thomas directed the raid, staged at about 8 o'clock, in v.'htch Patrolmen George II. Yothers, Jacob Miller, Harry M. Schibley .ind Jack Smith participated. Jennie Umbel Will Be Drum Major For Inauguration Parade A popular High School student will serve as drum major for the Connellsville band that will lend a Fayctte-Westmoreland delegation in the parade which will follow the inauguration of Judge Arthur H. James as Governor o£ Pennsylvania at Harrisburg Tuesday, January 17, it was announced today. Miss Jennie Umbel, one o£ the High School Band drum majors, has been selected for the same capacily with Billy Bishop and His Band. Runs Inlo Wire Fence. Herbert Foreman, 10, of Connellsville, R. D., suffered lacerations of the nose when he ran into a wire fence Sunday evening. He was treated at Connellsville Slate Hospital. Kobcrt J. Wood Dead. Robert James Wood, 83, stepfather o£ George W. Iser of Connellsville, died Saturday at Hie home of his stepdaughter. Mrs. Sarah Lewis, at Keyscr, W. Va. Home From Hospital. Philip Boyle of Star Junction has been discharged from Brownsville General Hospital where he receivcc trcalmcnt. The Weather Cloudy and warmer tonight, followed by rain Tuesday and near L,ike Erie tonight; warmer in eas portion Tuesday, colder Wcdr.*sday is the noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Tcmpcraiure Record. 1939 1938 Maximum . . . GO -15 Minimum . .. 34 13 Mean . -17, 29 Confesses Parl In Murder Afier Child is Born By United Press. CAMDEN', N. J., Jnn. 8.--A youni lusband has confessed to implica tion in a holdup and a murder be cause he received news that his wifi had given birth, police said today. Raymond Beckett, 24, of Bcdfoid ?a., had been held since Deccmbe 17 as a material witness lo the hold up and slaying of Harry C. Arm strong, 03, a ferry boat ticket sales man, here last July 17. His wif lold police that her husband rcfusc to come here from Bedford for trio on an assault charge "because h was in trouble with the police u there." the assault charge had bee made July 12, four days before th holdup. Police said that Beckctl, shortl after receiving a letter telling hi his wife hnd given birth to a son made a signed statement implicatin himself and Francis McCorkle, 2- and Robert McCorkle, 19, brother of Camden. They also had been hel as material witnesses. Woman Twice Injured In Motor Accident UNIONTOWN, Jan. 9.--Mrs. Mai Zulkowski, 54, of Brier Hill, was in volvcd in Uvo automobile accidcn Saturday night, the second of whic sent her to Brownsville General Hos pital wilh lacerations of the left le left arm and right hand. Mrs. Zulkowski was injured th first time when the right front of car driven by a son, Stanley J., h the rear ofa car driven by Lou Amandola of Keistervillc. Both ca were damaged. The State Motor Police later n ceived a report a pedestrian had bee struck by a car driven by Meyer Fleisher of Brownsville and invest gallon revealed il was the sam woman, who had previously bee taken borne from the; other, wreck. VkNutt Will Be 1940 Candidate For Presidency Hull Declares American Nations -Prepared to Maintain and Defend Peace and Territorial Integrity. NOT SEEKING ARMED ALLIANCE NEW YORK, Jan. 9.--Secretary o£ State Cordell Hull warned aggressor states todoy that the western hemisphere stands united in defense of its territorial integrity, principles: of international relationship and national institutions. Hull voiced his warning when ha arrived aboard the S. S. Santa Maria from the Pan-Amcricin Conference I at Lima, Peru. He was prepared to follow up President Roosevelt's latest warning to dictator nations with economic and diplomatic maneuvers. Hull's statement was keyed' to the spirit o£ unity developed among the nations of North and South America at the Lima conference. By PAUL T. SMITH United Press Start Correspondent. Indianapolis, Jan .9.--Paul V. Mc- 'utt, educator, former governor of ndiana announces today his candi- acy for the 19-10 presidential nomi- j desire itolation from the" rest of the These nations, he declared, do not ution. A select group of ranking Hoosier olilicliins will meet this afternoon the ofilce of Frank McHale, Indi- ma Democratic national comrnittee- an, place McNutt's name in the sis as a "middlc-of-the road" can- idate, then open a headquarters roin which to drive to install him in le White House will be directed, 'he meeting will culminate a quiet novemenl which has been going on or two years, and make McNutt the rst avowed candidate of cither arty for the 1940 campaign. McHale, who confers with McNuIl bout three times a week by tele- hone over the 10,000 miles to lamia, may announce when McNutt vill icsign his Philippine post and cturn to the United Stales. world but are prepared "to maintain and defend the peace of this hemisphere, their territorial integrity, their principles of international relations, their own institutions and national policies." The United States, he said, did not seek military or political alliances at the Lima conference but desired to strengthen the cooperation of the western hemisphere in support of an inter-American , and world program for peace, economic welfare, and recognition of human rights. "That hope was fully realized," he said. Capone, Screwy As a Bed Bug/' Moved From Rock By United Prcsr. PEDRO, Cal., Jan. 9.--Al Capone entered the final period of iis prison 'crm on Terminal Island, he Government's most modern cor- cclional*inslitulion, today. guard said that he was* "screwy i a bed bug" from advanced paresis. He was not expected to be allowed visitors, even his wife, before he is ·cleascd on November 19, with good ehavior and payment of the out- ·tanding S20.000 on a $50,000 fine. At AJcalraz he could receive one visitor once a month. Capone was brought here Saturday !rom Alc.-ilraz, "The Itock," in San ·Yancisco Bay. Federal prisoners, in sound health, ordinarily are released n the county where they were convicted. Under the procedure, Capone would have been taken by January 19, at the end of his 10-year felony crm, to Cook county, 111., j a i l - t o ,erve a one-year misdemeanor. A prison physician said Capone'}, paresis ha-1 reached the point where he was partly paralyzed. "Normally the case could have been arrested earlier," lie said, "except lhat £e»r has complicated the disease. Capone's had reached an advanced stage before he entered a Federal prison." Trooper "Finds" Missing Girl A! Granddad's Home UNIONTOWN, Jan. 9.--Mysterious disappearance of 10-year-old Helen Irene Read from her home at Messmore since last Tuesday was solved Sunday night by State Trooper A. A. Grill who "discovered" the student at the home of her grandfather, Oliver Coolcy, at Fairchanco. The grandparent said the girl came" to his home last Tuesday and expressed a desire to live with him. "We gladly took her in and didn't know there was such a big investigation being made," Cooley declared. The girl's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Read, did not learn until late Sunday that their daughter was al the home of the grandfather. Genera! Faces Removal After Loyalists Gain By HARRISON LAROCHE ' United Press Staff Correspondent. HENDAYE, FRENCH-SPANISH FRONTIER, Jan. 9.--Generalissimo Francisco Franco may remove General Gonbalo Queipo de Llano from command of the Spanish insurgent forces in the south because he has failed to stop a vigorous loyalist of- fcnsive, it was reported today. It was reported persistently that Franco had been forced to withdraw · troops from his own Catalonian drive lo strengthen the nationalist army in the southwest. Loyalists said that despite some nationalist gains on the Catalonian front yesterday, the drive as a whole had lost momentum. This they attributed to withdrawal of reserves to reinforce the southern army. Reports regarding Queipo de Llano, the famous "radio" general whose (Ire-eating broadcasts made him internationally famous in the earlier periods o£ Ilie civil war, were unconfirmed. However,' the 'reports said that Franco blamed Queipo de Llano for the success.of the loyalist drivo and intended to" replace him with ono General Vignon. Queipo de Llano has been one of the leading figures of the civil war, though little in the news in past months. He lias been in supreme command of the south and has refused several times to leave his post to enter the nationalist government. Dispatches indicated that the loyalist drive in Queipo de Llano's country was continuing unchecked. However, the nationalists also made important progress on the Catalonian front. There they struck northeastward and southeastward toward the Lcrida-Ccrera-Barcelona highway, presumably intending to pinch off'a big triangle of loyalist territory. Change Made in Time Of Inauguration Train ----«_ ^ A change has,been made in the time of departure of the special Pennsylvania Railroad train that will take Fayette countians to the inauguration of Governor-elect Arthur H. James in Harrisburg Tuesday, January 17, it was announced today. The train will be at Uniontown's station at 11 o'clock and will leave an, hour later or 12:01 o'clock Tuesday morning, January 17, reaching Connellsville at 12:31 A. M. and Scottdale at 12:38 A. M. HUNGARY STRENGTHENS CZECH BORDER DEFENSE By United Press. BUDAPEST, Hungary, Jan. 9.-Hungary has decided to reinforce her frontier troops to guard against a repetition of recent serious clashes with the Czechs, an authotitative source declared today. It was announced that the Hungarian government, besides prolcsling through diplomatic channels a new border incident, a which Czechs are alleged lo have fired inlo the town, would take "protective measures of such dimensions that tl-.c C/.echs will have lo realize thai any new altack would have in- calcuable consequences." Quarters close to the government said that if Chechoslovakia lakes Ihe necessary measures to end the attacks, good neighborly relations will

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