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J LAST E DITION The Best Advertising Medium in the Youg'i Region. PRICE 2 VOL. 37, NO. 51. The Weekly Courier. Founded July 17, 1879. i Merged The- Dally Courier. Founded November 10. 1001. | July 18. 1029. CONNELLSVILLE, PA., WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 31, 1939. TEN PAGES. SCOUT TROOP INDUCTED BY LOCAL GROUP Star Junction Organization Receives Charter; Large Crowd. L. W. BURKHOLDER IS SCOUTMASTER County Sportsmen Show Gain During 1938 COLLEGE COURSE WILL ADVISE WHAT TO DO AS HONEYMOON ENDS ID-MINUTE HONEYMOON FOR BREEGllOOM WHO FACES TWO-YEAR TERM Nine Star Junction boys were formally inducted as tendcrfect in the Boy Scouts of America, while at the same time their leaders and members of the troop committee took the Scout oath at the presentation of the charter before a gathering Tuesday night that practically filled the community hall. The troop is the first to be organized in the village and is known as No. 1. It is sponsored by the Miners Independent Brotherhood, whose vice-president, Donald K. Calhoun, accepted the charter in behalf of the brotherhood and the troop. Joseph B. Henderson of Connclls- ville, chairman of the organization committee of the Connellsviilc District Committee, presided and presented the charter. Talks were made by Rev. L. S. Elliott and Ross J. Medcalf of Connellsviilc on the objectives of Scouting. R. W. Buttermore, member of the troop committee, introduced Mr. Henderson. L. W. Burkholder has been made scoutmaster of the troop and John D. Mills, assistant. Members of the troop committee besides Mr. Buttermore are Dr. Ralph L. Cox, chairman, Thomas Malloy, R. H. Thompson, E!lis Farkus and Earl Pike. Members ot the troop are Wayne Erler, Michael Zurick, Paul Kershey, Paul Slaughter, Stephen Voitclla, Thomas Rose, Joseph Tlmcheck, Ralph Quinn and Dale Bogdanskie. Van Dyke Humbert, secretary of the district committee, called the roll of the troop members, while Rev. Elliott pinned on them their tenderfoot badges. Six members of Troop 5 of Connellsviilc, under the direction of Scoutmaster Ralph F. Sligcr, exemplified the Scout laws with a candle service. Participating in this were Grant Buttermore, Warren Elliott, Joseph Carlton, Thomas Coughenour, David Musgrave and James Rush. Robert Thompson led the singing of "America" and other songs. His daughter. Miss Mary, was at the piano. At the opening ot the program Chairman Henderson read the First Psalm. The visiting Scouts repeated the Scout oath and laws, concluding with the Lord's Prayer, in which all joined. Scoutmaster Sliger's group also sang "Camp Wildwood." Members ' ot the Star Junction troop were informed they will have the privileges ot the camp, in Indian Creek Valley, ncxi summer, the troop being a part of the Conncllsville district. The Scout benediction closed the program. Others from Conncllsville attending the charter presentation were Walter T. Smith of the organization committee and W. S. Stimmel of the district committee. GREENSBURG, Jan. 11.--Youthful Jack Elliott, who turned to crime to obtain enough money to marry his school-girl sweetheart, was penitent but cheerful Iqday as he looked for\\ .-rd to, '.he time when he can come home to his bride who spent a 10- minute honeymoon with him yestcr- fay. Elliott, 19-year-old former student of Ohio State University, married Rita Catherine Vogel, 21, of Columbus, Ohio, in a. ring ceremony yesterday. Register of Wills Herbert Wirsing, who performed the ceremony, permitted them a "10 minute honeymoon" in his office before the couple was separated. Elliott, who turned to robbery to finance his marriage, must serve one and one half to two years in the State Industrial Training school at Huntingdon for participating in the holdup of the National Biscuit Company plant here December 21. Banks of City And Region Have Annual Elections Officers and directors of the Second National Bank of Conncllsville were elected at the annual reorganization meeting Tuesday. William J. Davidson was again named president, Grant Dull and Alex B. Hood vice-presidents, H. P Pore cashier and J. Clyde Whitclcy assistant cashier. The board of directors is compost of William J. Davidson, Grant Dull Alex B. Hood, Dr. Louis P. McCor mick, David Wertheimcr, E. B. Zim merman and H. P. Poic. Mr. Pore was named to the Vacancy created bj the death ot D. H. Horton. George G. Cochran was reelected president of the First National BanX 200 Missing As Forest Fires Sweep Australia By United Press. MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan. 11. --Fires swept through millions oÂ£ acres of forest and brush land in Victoria state today and it was reported that approximately 200 men, women and children were missing. Twenty square miles in the Rubicon area were engulfed in the flames within holt an hour today and it was feared that many experienced bushmen were trapped there.. It was known that 20 persons had been killed since the Ores started last week-end, during an intense heat wave. Col. Jake Ruppert, Owner of Yankees, III In New York NEW YORK, Jan. 11.--Colonel Jacob Ruppert, owner of the world champion New York Yankees, and multi-millionaire brewer, was criti- cully ill today at his Fifth avenue apartment. . J The g r a y - h a i r e d "i-year-old bachelor sportsman has been confined to his bed since April with a complication of diseases which followed an attack of phlebitis--inflammation ot the leg. His condition became so serious yesterday afternoon that extreme unctioc was administered by a Catholic priest He had been in a coma most of the dny but regained consciousness early last" night and appeared to have rallied slightly. Early this morning, his attending physician, Dr. Otto Schwcrdtfeger, said Ruppert was "resting easily and sleeping peacefully." All members of his family--a sister, brother, two nephews and three nieces--were in Ihe apartment. ot Dawson Tuesday afternoon all directors and officers were retained for another year. Other officers arc: A. C. Shcrrard, vice- president; S. J. I. Morningstar, cashier, and John J. Sherrard, assistant cashier. On the board of directors are George G. Cochran and Mr. Morningstar of Dawson, A. C. Sherrard and John M. Core of Uniontown, A. E. Strawn ot Allcnport and John C. Shcrrard of Connellsville. A "very satisfactory" year was reported for 1938. National Deposit Bank ot Brownsville reelected its board of directdrs-- Samuel E. Taylor, George M. Rathmell, Robert W. Thompson, Alan K. Taylor and Howard M. Taylor. Directors of the Second National Bank of Masontown who were reelected are R. Boyd Hayes, Charles M. Schank, Dr. M. J. Fast, Edward '". Wilkinson and Bruce W. Fike. First National Bank of Point Mar- ioi retained its board and officers. Lloyd W. Cagey is president, Roger JT. House vice-president, Milo K. Ruse cashier and Ira K. Crow assistant cashier. Directors are W. H. Board, Lloyd W. Cagey, James D. Clark, J. Lewis Conn, Peter Emmencgger, Roger J: Houze, Simon McClain, James J. Roos and Milo K. Ruse. H. S. Shcrbondy was reelected president ot the First National Bank at Smithton, Marius Pittavino vice- president, J. K. McDonald and Hazel M. Smith and Robert A. Zany assistant cashiers. The directors are H. S. Shcrbondy, J. K. McDonald, Marius Pittavino, Dr. A. H. King, B. F. Malone, Amel Powlcy and Hugh H. Jones. W. F. Cummings is president of the First National Bank of West Newton, W. S. Finncy vicc-presidcnl and cashier and J. C. Beattie assistant cashier. The directors are A. W. Croushore, W. F. Cummings, W. S, Finney, Robert B. Goehring, R. H Stevenson, Joseph E. Stevenson and F. C. Balcntino directors. First National Bank of Ligonier is headed by H. S. Lohn with C. C Gondcr vice-president and cashict and T. O. Scaton assistant cashier The board is composed of H. S. Lohr Jacob W. Byers, C. G. Gonder, H. E Marker and H. J. Phillippi. National Bank Trust Company of Connellsville will elect directors at 10 o'clock Thursday morning while the reorganization meeting of the First National Bank of Pcrryopolis is set for Saturday, beginning at 10 A. M. against 000 a year ago, the Fay- -tte County Fish and Game Protec- ive Association had a membership 2,391 at the close of 1S38, nccord- ng to a report submitted at the annual meeting Tuesday night at the courthouse in Uniontown, at which officers were elected and general business ot the organization discussed. Locals arc scattered all over the county, including the one in Con- ncllsville, which was listed as having 170 paid members. Others are located at the following places: Bcthelboro, 40 members; Coolspring, 173; Dearth, 111; Dunbnr, 38; East Union, 79; Edenborn, 44; Fairchance, 101; Fayctlc City, 10; Honry Clay, 43; Isabella, 3P; Indian Head, 37; Koistcrvillc, 73; Lockronc, 44; Mcrriltstown, 250; Marlins Camp, 26; Nicholson, 08; New Salem, 128; Ohio- pile, 23; Perryojxlis, 159; Palmer, 18; Ronco, 110; Smithficld, 65: So-Hill Gun Club, 28; Uniontown. 108; Winstead, 300; Whitclcy Rod and Gun Club, 34; Whilsctt, 72. Among achievement* claimed for the year were distribution of game in areas that had previously been neglected, extension of the organization into new localities, flsh distribution, propagation of ringncck pheasants, coopcialion with farmers, prosecution of game law violations, furthering of mine sealing, fish propagation, establishment of junior locals in schools, distribution of conservation literature, active _ interest in game refuge projects, protection against bad legislation, county field meet, food and cover programs, establishment of training field at County Homo and on Thompson tract, where sportsmen may train dogs, fire prevention, planting of nut and shelter trees and predator control. Officers, all rcelcctcd, arc: President, L. W. Sccoy of Point Marion; vice-president, Robert S. Cooper of Conncllsville; recording secretary. K. n. O'Neill of Republic; treasurer, C. E. Hess of Mcrritts- town; statistical secretary, William Ruble of Fairchance. Directors arc Dr. Ralph Hagcr, ,'cyland V. Birch, Willard McClam, [. E. Wcsigc-rbcr, John H. Craig, Roy O116, William Chrise, John H. James, Harold McCombs, John L. mith, S. J. Michael and H. C. Marhall. By United Press. STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 11.-The question of what to do when the honeymoon is over will be answered in a course on marriage and its problems to be offered fit the Pennsylvania State College m the next academic year. Dr. Kingsley Davis of the division of sociology will be chief instructor in the unusual class, which will be limited to juniors and seniors. Among other tilings, students will be given pointers on how to manage a family budget; emotional aspects of marital adjustment; the relation between courtship adjustment and adjustment after marriage; the cost of children and the parents' duties in rearing children. R E L I E F B I L L TO BE .GIVEN RIGHT OF WAY Cooking School To Be Held By The Courier Woman Gets High Post, Five Vacancies Yet As James Names Cabinet By United PrcÂ«. WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. -- The Houso agreed unanimously today to give the curtailed 5725,000,000 relief bill right of way tomorrow and end general debate at 2 P. M. Friday. This made final action likely late Friday. The vote at that -time will provide the first test of strength this session between President Roosevelt and the sections of the new House which have shown nn inclination to adopt a more Independent attitude than in recent years. Mr. Roosevelt wanted $875,000,000 to continue WPA until July 1. The Hou^e Appropriation! sub-committee has cut the fund by $150,000,000. The full committee will act on it tomorrow. On the basis of present relief expenditures it was estimated that close to 500,000 of the 3,000,000 persons now on WPA would have to he dropped if the reduced fund is adopted. However, changes might be made in rates of relief pay. Youlhs Who Escaped industrial School Captured by Police By United Press. HUNTINGDON, Jan. 11.--State notor police announced today they lad captured near Canoe Creek three escaped Stale Industrial School in- matcs. A fourth youth surrendered to motor police when the group was rapped on a highway earlier, while his companions fled into nearby mountains. The three were taken iix hours Inter. Robert Steolc, 17, Philadelphia, who was to have been paroled next week, gave himself up because of severe cold. He was wearing a light industrial school uniform. The :hree later captured were Henry Tabroski, 17, Sharpsburg, Milton Roberts, 18, Pittsburgh, and George Pibright, 17, Blawnox. Tabroski was sent to the institution for breaking and entering. Tabroski and Pibright were committed on robbery sentences. A police barricade forced the youths- lo abandon an automobile they stole at McConnellstown and set out into the mountains on foot. Hospital Patients. Swan Carlson of Scoltdale, Mrs Evelyn Fedcrer of Fayette City, Mis Violet Miller ot Champion, Melvm Nicks of Dickerson Run and Phili] Harris of 158, North Eighth stree have been admitted to Conncllsvilli State Hospital for treatment. Child Swallows pill. Cyrus Clark, two years old, son o Mr. and Mrs. George Clark ot Van- dcrbilt, R. D. 1, was admitted tc Connellsville State Hospital Tuesday afternoon after he had swallowed a pill he picked up off the floor. Home From Hospital. Carl Workman has returned to hi home at Vandcrbilt after undcrgoini an operation at Conncllsville Stat 'Polarized lighi" Demonstration Is Given Kiwanians "Polarized light," and some of its possibilities in relation to the public was the subject of discussion before the Kiwanls Club at noon today. Henry Jones, a representative of the promotion department of the West Pcnn Power Company, gave demonstrations of the manner in which light is "controlled" through polarization. With his equipment he was able to show Kiwanians some things aboul light that many never before realized. He demonstrated how it may become possible, through use of such lights, to eliminate the glare of automobile headlights at night. There are also unlimited possibilities for use ot "controlled" light in decorative schemes and for inspection of materials in the industrial world. Attention of Kiwanians was called to the meeting next week, which wil be held Wednesday evening when Governor Fred Paulson of Coraopoli will be here. The event will be one at which Kiwanians will be guests An interesting program is promised by the committee in charge. AMNESIA VICTIM RETURNS TO HOME Lester Ashton, 18, Batavia, N. Y., who made an unexpected visit to Connellsviilc when he was taken ill with amnesia, was returned to his home Tuesday evening by his father who had been contacted by city police. Ashton told police on arriving at City Hall that he had started in his automobile for his work in a box factory and the next thing he remembered was coming .down the hill in the city. Weather Delays Take Off of 18 Navy Amphibians EL PASO, Tex., Jan. 11--Unfavor able weather today delayed the High of 18 Navy amphibian planes en route from San Diego to the Carib bean for fleet maneuvers. Officials at Biggs Army field sai a "cold front" north of Guadalup Pass, Abilene and Dallas, probabl would move southward this morning preventing the takeoff of the plane that spent the night in El Paso, Mid land and Abilene. Belle Vcrnon Woman Dies. Mrs. Philomena Fazio, -CO, die Monday at her home at Bollc Vernon She leaves her husband, Peter, lou daughters, two sons, a sister and grandchildren. Tlie funeral moss w! be held at 10 o'clock Friday morn ing in St. Sebastian Church at Bel Vcrnon. MltS. DOHOTHY BATHGATE ' Mrs. Dorothy Bathgate, whose in- eresting lectures and timely cooking uggestions arc eagerly awaited by ic homcmakcra ot Connellsviilc, Â·ill conduct The Courier Cooking chool, January 25, 2G and 27. Mrs. Bnthgatc is a graduate Home economist ot the Margaret Morrison chool of the Carnegie Institute of Technology, and has been busy with ^ccial food work and teaching for past 10 years. She is popular with audiences for her charming, rlendly personality and her' very radical cooking demonstrations. The subjects of the three cooking classes which Mrs. Bathgate will irescnt this yeai are "Lighter Â·asks," "Budget Meals" and "Recipes y Request." Non-Resident Plumbers Must Pay for Permit An ordinance, providing for a special registration fee of $25 for every job of a non-resident plumber, was introduced at Monday night's meeting of City Council. The ordinance is patterned after those enacted by other municipalities, providing protection against out-of-town competitors. Uniontown and Brownsville have adopted similar ordinances to protect home plumbers. The proposed ordinance here would compel a non-resident plum-her to take out a special registration which would cobt him $25 for each job he has in the city. There is no change, however, in the local charge phase as the ordinance in effect'Is a reprisal measure that penalizes non-resident plumbers in the same manner in which local plumbers arc penalized when doing work in other municipalities. William C Hood Will Be Honored At Testimonia 1 UNIONTOWN, Jan. 11.--A com- uunlty testimonial dmn:r honoring iVilliam C. Hood, recently promoted o the general superintendcncy of the [. C. Fuck Coke Company, will bo ponsored by the Chamber ot Commerce, it w.is anounccd. The testimonial will be in the form if a banquet in White Swan Hotel sometime during the early part of Â·'cbruary. High officials of the United States Itcel Corporation, parent concern of the Frick Company, and affiliated companies, will be invited. Deny Hitler Has Promised Aid to Italy l - o r m e r Philadelphia Newspaperman Made Private Secretary. Chaperau, Indicted With Benny, Pleads Guilty lo Smuggling NEW YORK, Jan. 11.--Albert N. Chaperau, confessed smuggler, pleaded guilty today to indictments naming him on smuggling and conspiracy charges Vith Jack Benny, radio and screen comedian. A sentence was deferred until after Benny's trial which is scheduled for January 2-1. Chaperau and Benny were accused of transporting and concealing two diamond clips and a diamond bracelet worth $2,131. Chaperau smuggled the gems into the country^ m~ the guise of a commercial "attache of the Nicnraguan legation which 1 gave him immunity from search by customs agents. Chaperau was to have gone on trial today on another indictment which named George Burns, oÂ£ the radio and screen team of Burns und Allen. Burns already had pleaded guilty and is, expected to testify "for- the government. The trial was postponed until Friday. Benny, pale and nervous, pleaded not guilty to the smuggling charge yesterday. He faces a maximum of six years in prison and a $15,000 fine, a little more than he is reputed to earn in a week from his various entertainment ventures. ROME, Jan. 11.--A denial that Adolf Hitler has promised full support to Bcnito Mussolini in his drive for concessions from France was made today while Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain sped toward Rome for an official visit, Italian newspapers had tried for weeks to Rive the impression that Hitler would support any Italian demands. There was borne doubt in diplomatic circles how far Hitler had gone. The report was published abroad today that Hitler had promised Mussolini his full support, including military aid if necessary. This report brought from a German embassy spokesman: "We haven't promised anything to anybody. It is a pure invention." An Italian spokesman said: "It is untrue. It is only speculation. Mussolini was reported to be prepared to outline his demands on France at his first talk with Chamberlain late today. II He was said to be confident of his own strength and, if the test came, of the backing of Hitler. Inspired newspaper articles warned that Mussolini's mind was made up and that he intended to get concessions in the Mediterranean. 'Goat" Davis Named Chief of Police By Unioritown Council New Light Approved. Council Monday night voted to place a 250-watt street "light at the corner of Woodlawn avenue and King street, West Side, after residents of the neighborhood had requested it. Three Coker Musicians Will Play In All Western Pennsylvania Orchestra The Weather Robert Stefl, Betty Jordan and | reeled by Victor Saudek, a well Frank VanNorman, members ot the | known radio artist, director of Connellsville High School Orchestra, will leave tomorrow morning accompanied by Bandmaster Richard H. Gingrich for Oakmont High School where they will join approximately 130 students from 48 high schools to participate in the fourth annual All Western Pennsylvania High School Orchestra meeting in the Oakmont High School auditorium, January 12, 13 and 14. The student orchestra will be di- Cloudy tonight and Thursday, followed by rain beginning Thursday afternoon or night; not much change in temperature is the noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Record. 1933 1938 Maximum 64 39 Minimum - 38 32 Mean 51 31 KDKA's Little Symphony, and sponsor of the Schenlcy "pop" concerts. Others prominent in the festival schedule will be Dr. Lynn B. Dana, president of the Dana Musical Institute, Warren, Ohio; Harry A. Canfield, president of the Pennsylvania School Music Association, and William Simpson of Coraopohs, who will manage the entire festival. There will be two concerts, one Friday c cning, and one Saturday evening. The Pennsylvania School Music Association which sponsors the Continued on Pago Three. UNIONTOWN, Jan. 11;--Council Tuesday night reorganized the Uniontown Police Department, naming" Alfred W. (Goat) Davis as chiet and Charles Malik assistant chief. David F. McDonald, 'who served as chlet over 13 years, was named one of three desk sergeants. The others arc .Walter McNalt and George Grubb. both holdovers and the latter a former police chief of .Connellsviilc. The appointments become effective Friday, January 20. The salaries of trie chief and assistant are $180 and $170, respectively, a month and the sergeants will receive $140, the same as the patrolmen. The others on the staff will be patrolmen. William Price has resigned and a successor will be named at the next meeting. Sweeping changes in the regulation of the police department came as u result of an ordinance sponsored by Wendell Rider and enacted by council, four to one, over the opposition of Mayor William J. Crow, under whom tions. "This whole police ordinance is a rap against me and not the police," Mayor Croiv said. "I am not opposed to the appointments. 1 am opposed to the way the ordinance was meant as a rap against me and not the police force." Chief Davis joined the Uniontown police force during the administration of the late Mayor Luther Crawford. He had served one term as a deputy turnkey at the county jail under Warden Billy Wilson. He was a sergeant in Company D, 110th Regiment, U. S. Army,' and served with distinction in the World War. He enlisted July 21, 1917, in Conncllsville anil served his second enlistment period at the date of discharge. He was wounded in action and was credited with the single- handed capture of 19 of the enemy during one major skirmish. GREENSBURG MAN WELFARE HEAD By United Press. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 11.--Governor-elect Arthur H. James selected five more members of his Cabinet today, including the first woman Secretary, of the Commonwealth in Pennsylvania's history. Selected today were: Secretary of Commonwealth--Miss Sophia M. H. O'Hara, Wilkes-Barre. Attorney General--Former Judge Claude T. Reno, Allentown. Secretary of Agriculture--John H. Light, Lebanon. State Motor Police Commissioner-Major Lynn G. Adams, Harrisburg. Insurance Commissioner--Colonel Matthew A. Taggart, Sunbury. James also announced selection of J. Paul Pedlgo, former Philadelphia newspaperman, as his private secretary. " His announcements today, following seven appointments lost night, left five Cabinet posts still to be filled. They arc Secretary of Banking, Secretary of Mines, Secretary of Property and Supplies, Secretary ot Health and Adjutant General. The seven named last night were: Secretary of Revenue--William H. Hamilton, Jr., of Philadelphia. Secretary ot Welfare--E. Arthur Sweeny, Greensburg publisher. . Secretary ot Public Assistance-Howard L. Russell, Upper Darby, Secretary of Labor and Industry-Lewis G. Hincs, Philadelphia. Secretary of Highways--I. Lament lughes, Pittsburgh. Secretary ot Forest and Waters-d. Albert Stewart, Clearficld pub- isher. Secretary ot Budget--Edward B. Logan, Philadelphia. N Pedigo did not indicate when the other members of the Cabinet would je named. Â· He-saidxJie-woulel-eorrtoa* Plymouth later today to confer -with the Governor-elect. Those most prominently mentioned for the posts btill to be filled were: Secretory of Health, Dr. John J. Shaw, Philadelphia, son-in-law ot the Â· late William S. Vare. Secretary of Banking, Peter G. Cameron, who headed the State Department of Banking under Gifford Pinchot. Secretary of Mines, Ira A. Thomas, Phillipsburg. Secretary of Property and Supplies, no outstanding candidates mentioned. Adjutant General, Colonel Benjamin C. Jones of Tyrone or Colonel Robert M. Vail, commander of the 103rd Cavalry at Scranton. Another position, considered by some as a Cabinet post, which still is to be filled is that of Superintendent of Public Instruction. James was reported considering creating one more Cabinet position by splitting up the Department of Labor and Industry. In the event the Legislature follows his recom' mendation it was said Hines would remain as Secretary of Labor and Richard P. Brown of Philadelphia would be named Secretary-oÂ£ Industry. ~ ; . It was understood that James alb* would seek a legislative change making the Department of Mines i bureau. The latter would then ba' merged with the present Department of Labor and Industry. All Cabinet posts pay $10,000 annually except those'of Attorney General, Secretary ot Revenue, Secretary at Highways and Superintendent of Public Instruction, which pay $12,000, and State Motor Police commissioner, whose salary is $8,000. Two other appointments which the Governor-elect is expected to announce are those of" Andrew F. Hourigasi, Wilkes-Barre attorney and James* former law partner, as chairman of the State Liquor Control Board and ?aul W. Houck, Schuylkill county Republican leader, as chairman of the Workmen's Compensation Board. the police department func- lir Brownsville Hospital, Carlo Caringola and Fred Howarth, both of Grindstone, have been admitted to Brownsville General Hospital for treatment. Wants Ouster Rescinded. Burgess J. C. Myers of Ligonier, in a public statement, said he was going to call n special meeting ot borough council in an effort to have rescinded the action in firing Policeman Charles McLean for alleged "unsatisfactory" service. Just Off the Wire DAMASCUS, Jjin.'ll.--The Syrian Kovcrmncnt headed by Premier Jamil Key Miirdam struggled today to survive a rlslnjr current ot domestic pnlltk-.il revolt arlslnc indirectly from the -Mediterranean controversy among Europe's treat powers. Political demonstrations have taken placo throughout the province of Druse, where the Syrian lias: has been torn down In several villages. miXDAYE, Krench-Sp.'.nish Frontier, Jan. 11.--Thousands of Insurgent, troops were reported rushing to the Eslrcin.-ilniru front In southwestern Spain today In an effort to halt what wns developing Into the 1 arrest loyalist offensive or, On war.