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January 11, 1939

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 4

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PAGE FOUR. THE DATT,Y COTJRTKTl. CONNET.LSVTIXE. PA. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1939. I Qkturor THE COURIER COMPANY . fames J. Driscoll ·5. A, Donegan . Walter S. Stimmel Fames M. Driscoll I. Wylie Driscoll , i _.__ w TM Publishers --President and General Manager -Secretary and Treasurer Editor - Associate Editor .Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF Audit Bureau of Circulations Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association Bureau of Advertising, A. N, P. A. Served by United Press and International News Service SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month; S3 per year, or $2.50 for six nonths by mail if paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Postofflce, Connellsville, Pa. WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 11, 1830 · HOPE FOB STATE GSDUSTKY It is probable the exodus of industry from Pennsylvania to other states because ot excessive taxation will be halted completely until such time as manufacturers determine what the new Administration is able to accomplish in the way of relief. It is well for the Keystone State that the Incoming Governor is pledged to whatever aid "he can give within the bounds of reason. The new policy will help restore manufactures to their once leading place in the Union. Other states have not been slow to take advantage ot the situation in Pennsylvania. For example, New Jersey, through its industrial council, has been advertising for industrials, playing up these facts: "No personal income tax," "no corporate excise tax," "no corporation income tax," "no sales tax." Maybe we'll be able shortly to do a little advertising ourselves, in addition to exploiting our scenic, and recreational wonders, which the Earlc Administration did quite well, but all the while was hammering away at the individuals and corporations which are equally important to a well-balanced program of State activities. IX GE3CGHIS KHAS'S TIHE ASD NOW Genghis Khan lived and fought and ruled between 1162 and 1227 A. D.--three score and five years. Starting as a Mongol tribal chieftain at the age of 14 he eventually extended his sway from the Yellow Sea into European Turkey and from Siberia southward into India--a territory more vast than ever fell before one individual's leadership. He had subjugated half of the then known world. During all his career Genghis Khan fought to eradicate the evils of liquor. He found no fault with moderation. It was the propensity to "get drunk" that often Interfered with his plans. He had a quaint description of the over- indulger. He said: "A man who is drunk is like one struck on the head. His wisdom and skill avail him not at all." While he slaughtered men, women and children by the thousands during his numerous conquests, he was lenient with users of strong drink. He had a rule which limited "getting drunk" to three times a month, though he said "it would be better not-to get drunk at all." His method was education. That is perhaps the only method that will workiin this modern day. Users should be educated to these facts:" The men and women who drink to excess are the greatest enemies of the liquor business itself. They build up public sentiment, against it Nobody wants a drunk about his premises. He (or she) is a nuisance to the one who sells; a dangerous person at the wheel of an automobile; undesirable on the streets and in public places; a cause of constant distress in the home. ' JCO MORE CKOOKED SKIRTS Science has come to the rescue of those of the fair sex who wear cotton garments and who have- difficulty In. getting them to "hang straight." So, too, with housewives who use cotton for curtains and then find they persistently hang crookedly. And mere man, too, will be a beneficiary. The machine, called the "eagle eye," will make for better fitting of shirts, a thus far indispensable article of apparel. " " The device comes out of Schenectady, where all sorts:'of_ intricate machines are developed. The objection that may be raised against It is that it further advances "evils" of the "machine age" by speeding up production. It turns out cotton fabric at the rate of three to five miles an hour, regardless of width. The finishing step in cotton goods- manufacture is to straighten the cross threads, -so that the garment made therefrom will hang as it should. The "eagle eye" is a pair of light beams, each shaped like a safety razor blade. The beams are only a two-hundredths of an inch thick, and a little more than two inches wide. They are set underneath the speeding fabric to scan the cross-threads. As long as these form square patterns nothing happens. But if the threads become skewed the beams cause photo-electric tubes to start a new kind of automatic straightening system. , GKEATEST, SHOW OS EARTH The great event of the winter among the folks who follow agriculture and stock raising in Pennsylvania, is the State Farm Show. Its grand opening is set for next Monday, at Harrisburg. Everything points to the greatest show yet--and, by the way, the greatest of Its kind on earth. New records in attendance are expected, completely eclipsing others of the 23 years of history of the annual exposition. Contributing to higher attendance figures will be the Inauguration'of Governor-elect Arthur H. James and others of the new Republican Administration. This event is scheduled for January" 17, the second day of the show. Many of the thousands who gather for the inaugural ceremonies will visit the show.' On the other hand thousands bent on seeing the show wiU'be on the sidelines for the In- '^duction of the new Governor. Visitors will have the opportunity of Inspecting the $1,200,000 arena, just completed and capable of seating nearly 8,000 persons, with its 25-acre parking space nearby. Exhibits in general will be housed in the 10-acre farm show building. Fayette county will be well represented, as usual. .HULL SATISFIED AV1XH TAItLKY Probably" Secretary of State Cordell Hull has given more intensive study than any other to the possibilities that may arise out of solidarity of the republics of the Western Hemisphere. He is therefore competent to talk. His expressed belief on his return from the Pan-American conference at Lima; Peru, is'that the United States will be ready to face world problems with, as he puts it, "greater authority," because. of:_the general approval given his foreign policy by the conference. The Secretary will in the near future set forth his impressions in a public statement. 0:' all the members of the Cabinet of President Roosevelt, his words carry most weight with the public at large. ONE MONOPOLY "BUSTED" UP, ANYHOW! WASHINGTON, culture Secretary Jan. 11,--Agrl- Wallnco is not getting anywhere with his campaign for processing taxes--and Is not likely to. Decision has beet) reached within the Treasury to exclude th«t method from tax recommendations to be made after March 15. Secretary Morgcnthau has told a friend he considers that form of taxation as a sales tax on food and clothing. The White House is lukewarm positively frigid. and Congress So they will probi.bly concoct a scheme boosting income nnd inheritance taxes to raise $212,000,000 of benefit payments going out to farmer;.. The limit has almobt been reached in inheritance taxes so the touch will bo laid heaviest on income brackets between $8,000 and $25,000. That question is still open, however, and no recommendation will be made until late in the congressional session (probably May.) their chiefs, within nearest focused eye, sight of the the beam of which recorded not only those present but thoie absent.; Wise employes were' no more remiss than usual, figuring the $100 campaign contribution as insurance on their jobs against Republican aggression. As Others Think WPA'S REDUCTION OF RELIEF (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,) The extent to which WPA played politics in the Pennsylvania campaign last year is further revealed by its activity since the election In reducing its employment roll by many thousands. This is lo be viewed from two angles. The first Is indicated by the announcement that the entire case load of WPA in the Stale is to be investigated "in an effort to limit relief employment to those who need It." This recalls the charge that the work- relief list was padded during the campaign with many who did not need aid, work being distributed in some instances on cards issued by political clubs. It is estimated that the WPA roll inci cased by around 60,000 during the campaign. The second angle is a serious injustice to the State of Pennsylvania. WPA was supposed to take care of all the needy who were employable. Outside of campaign periods it has made practically no attempt to approach that. Now it has turned so many back upon the direct relief of the State that the load of the Department of Assistance Is threatening to reach a new three-year peak. In December alone WPA turned approximately 42,500 persons to State aid and removed only about 7,500, leaving a net increase of 35,000 for the State. WPA's elimination program Is expected to reach 45,000 by February 15. It stands out that there never was any such' WPA reduction as that during a campaign. If funds had not been spent so lavishly in the summer and fall campaign period, there would not have been such a shortage in the middle ot winter when the relief need is at its height. ALWAYS A RISK (Grcensburg Review.) It may be a commendable trait of charity and brotherhood that so many of us feel like giving hitch hikers along the road a lift. But time and again when the greatest precautions arc taken, it turns out that the good Samaritan loses in the end. Last Saturday night as Alfred DeSimone of New Kensington was driving along the Bouquet road two men flagged him and because he thought he knew one of them stopped. It was the same old story. His money and his automobile were taken and he was left stranded along the roadside. The hitch-hiker evil grows daily weekly, monthly and yearly. It Is an open invitation to crime, do-less- ness and laziness. The insolence 01 some of those who want to flag down automobiles is at times deserving o a good thrashing. One of the bes things to contribute to safety along .the highways would be an out ant out campaign to rid them of this practice by so many people. AMERICA This is America today: A country where trc children play: A land of men and women free To jpcalt their thoughts, whote'er they be. Who need not fear, if voices rlic The tell-tale tongues o! tyrant spies This Is America I t^ng; A land of gardens In the sprlnc: Of streams to troll nnd hills to climb And tv,o week 1 ;, called "vacation time" A land v.hcrc men and women find Both soli-respect and pcaee of mind. This is America: a spot Where ancient hatreds flouiish not, A land of merriment and ong. Despite \vhate\er may be \%rong. Which at Its v.or*t Is better iar Than stales totalitarian arc. If you arc a cyclist, and do no own your own wheel, you could cycle cheaply in Denmark, as a bike can 1 be rented for as low as $2 a week STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglas's, D. D. HE DECLINED HANDICAPS Some fifteen or twenty years ago a young man named Roswell Bates was graduated from Auburn Theological Seminary. He was apparently un- suitcd for vigorous work. He was anything but rugged physically, and he often said that preaching was so trying to him while ho was in the seminary that the anticipation of it generally put him on the broad of his back the whole of Saturday, and the actual preaching would almost prostrate him. But he took hold of the hardest church proposition in New York City. He became a striking public speaker. Delicate ot build, fragile, almost, as far as physical strength went, he became a terror to evil doers all through the Spring street district. There was no one the dive-keepers feared so much as this little person who never hesitated to go into the worst dives unarmed and alone, if he were seeking for some wandering boy or some girl who was trying to get out of a lite of shame. Hough old saloonkeepers said that he was a holy terror, worse than any dozen police inspectors in the city. Roswell Bates died in 1913 without having reached middle life. He was a wonderful example of what a mtin can do without any equipment for great achievement save moral enthusiasm, courage, persistence, and religious faith. THE CAPITAL WHIRL By InternaUonal News Service. HARRISBURG, Jan. -There Is a possibility that before ihc present session cf the Legislature is concluded the Pennsylvania Senate will again be tied at 25-25. . . Such a result would be achieved providing the Democrats elect a successor to Senator P. J. Hcnney of Allegheny county, who resigned, and Senator Herbert S. Levin is permitted to retain his seat, Licutenant-Governor Thomas Kennedy is expected to set the date for the special election which is necessary to elect a successor to Henncy... It Is expected to be held within the next month or so. In case oJ n tic, control of the Senate when it came to obtaining the all-important constitutional majority of 26 would rest with the Republicans BS it would then be up to incoming Lieutenant - Governor Samuel S. Lewis, a Republican, to cast the deciding vote. Democrats predict plenty of trouble over the changing ot the House rules by the Republicans... The rules were changed to provide that a vote of 105 i majority--be necessary to discharge a committee from further consideration of a bill. . . Democrats termed the action "gag rule" and pointed to what happened in 1911 when the same rule was in effect. Then independent Republicans and Democrats staged a riot over the rules. . . The doors to the House chamber were then locked. . . Members fought each other, throwing ink bottles at one another and punching away. . . The riot started when Speaker John R. Cox refused to libten to a demand for a roll call on measures dealing with the referendum and recall. . . The Speaker ordered the sergcants-at-arms out with the mace but the brawling legislators paid no heed to this sign of authority and It has never again been used for such 0 purpose. Representative Ellwood J. Turner, Delaware Republican, is the new member of the General State Authority ... He ascended to the position by virtue of his office, succeeding former Speaker Roy E. Furnum. The hectic fight in the 1939 Senate over the organization of that body made Senator George Woodward, dean of senators and chairman of the Republican caucus, miss his boat. Senator Woodward counted on leaving at 4 P. M., but the Senate organization fight lasted until almost A. M. of the next day. . . He sailed later for Jamaica. Sidelights Two members of the House of Representatives, both Democrats, serving in Harrisburg as assemblymen from the adjoining counties of r'ayctte and Westmoreland, are former teacher and pupil. When Attorney David N. Dcnman, former school teacher of Latrobc, took of- 3ce, he was surprised to learn that among the new members of the Legislature Wits Burton E. Tarr of Fayettc county who had been a student in Mr. Dcnman's cl.iss at Latrobe. Mr. Tnrr now re:,i tics at Hopwood. Mr. Denman did not know until the meeting in Harrisbuig that Ms former student was among Ms fellow members of the Legislature. Very, very secretly the Administration is trying to got together with the opposition on the reorganization bill. Meetings have been going on the last few days between Representative Cochrane and Senator Byrd. ThebC have been held at a 'hotel instead of the Capitol, to avoid danger of discovery. State Department is having trouble getting a congressman to sponsor an appropriation of $100,000 to entertain the British king and queen on their coming visit. Those who usually handle request legislation for Mr. Hull have begged off this one, recognizing it as politically dangerous. Befuddled statesmen have been appealed to the feminine chivalry of Republican Edith No'ursc Rogers of Massachusetts, asking her to use her influence with male colleagues on the House Foreign Relations Committee to get the appropriation through. Good friends on the New Deal side have advised Mrs. Rogers not to touch it. Nary a government authority has yet been found who believes the official stories about the Roper resignation--either the one that his private business required his whole time, or the one that he read in the newspapers that the President wanted him to get out, so he did. The President and the former commerce secretary arc the only ones who know the circumstances, bu: close friends of both will wager their collective right arms that the resignation of Mr. Roper would not have been given unless directly rcquestec by Mr. Roosevelt personally, Mr. Roosevelt is getting on better than ever before with his congressional leaders in their regular Monday, morning conferences. Two meetings held so far have developed freer discussion than was permitted las year. Incidentally the White House has not yet confirmed the fact tha the President is holding these conferences regularly, although they have been going on about a year now Mr. Farley used an eagle-eye ray to draw $100 per plate out of Government employes for his Jackson Day dinner this year. No coercion was tried, you understand. Tha would be ungentlcmanly and, incidentally, illegal. This year it was generally aired about that the heads o£ Governmcn bureaus would be seated at the head tablo which is about as long as hal a city block. Employes of each bureau were seated just in front o Flareup of the Spanish neutrality issue reflected by the Archbishop Curley-dc Los Rios controversy has frightened the Administration deeply. Officials fear the issue may get out of hand, embarrass coming consideration of neutrality legislation. Softpedoling moves have been made. The British foreign office spokesman who said dictator strategy is to :ccp the American mind occupied vith uprisings in South America when the next European war comes, vas apparently speaking for diplomatic effect here. No one here has any Information to substantiate the uggcstion. Authorities consider it ar-fctched, if true. Not enough foreign influence yet exists in Latin America to effectuate erious uprisings. If any developed, no large part of our forces would be required to handle them. What our authorities want is an air force capable of keeping any foreign power from establishing an air base near the Panama Canal. Never has a session of a New Deal Congress started slower than this one. 3oth Democrats (including Mr. Soosevelt) and Republicans arc PS- luctant to throw the bull out and start the game. It Is not so long ago we knew John H. DeTcmple as a husky officer heic for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Then he was transferred to the Pittsburgh district and was not been much here. The rccoid shows that was a decade ago. Now he lias been retired under the road's pcntion system. "Dc" had u varied career. Before he got into "the police business" he was a fireman, then an engmcman on the Baltimore Ohio. It was just after that he became a member ot the Connclls,- vltle police force and rose to the position of chief. Stray Thoughts By 3. M. DeHUFlf Regardless of what learned political paragraphers are prophesying for him, I look for little from .Vohn Nance Garner during the curreni session of Congress for, come to think of It, he's the same guy who Copped pitifully ns the 1930-1332 Speaker of the House and who, in the closing moments of the 1932 Chicago convention, sold his Texas delegation birthright for a mess of vice-presidency postage. After a hurried perusal of a Christmas gift volume of Walt Whitman's famed poem entitled "Drum Taps," I'm wondering who in the h- cver mimed It poetry. Speaking of Incongruity--among last Friday's Courier ne'.vs items from a place called Paradise was one which read: "The severe storm which passed through here a we«k ago did considerable damage , by blowing down trees and outbuildings and un- roofing houses." Maybe it was just a coincidence, but Sunday afternoon, a fellow after taking one look at my office "57 above" thermometer ambled away whistling "When It's June in January." In this day and age, Christianity seldom if ever is permitted to block anybody's pathway to political or worldly gain. Let's go to press. How would you like to travel 65,000 miles on foot and carry, at the same time, 283 tons of mail? Anna McDonald of Anaconda, Mont., has done that little thing. She took 20 years to do it, however, as this last woman city mall carrier in the United States, recently trudged her 11-mile route for the final time. She started work in 1918. When Anthony Eden was here women almost mobbed him in their zeal to get a look at the handsome Englishman. This was especially true in Washington whero Government workers--none from Connellsville-lined the streets as tie passed- by, "much to Ills embau-assmcnt." A news dispatch from New York relates that "six hundred worshipful women got up early today (Monday) to meet Robert Taylor, who arrived from Hollywood. A muted sigh went up when the handsome movie star stepped off the train. There was a surge toward the heavily guarded actor but none of his adnv'ers could get eloie enough lo touch the hem of his snappy tweed jacket." What would happen if Eden or Taylor visited Connellsville? The first meeting of the new State Board of Pardons will be held in February, when incoming Lieutenant- Governor Samuel S. Lewis will rc- plaee Thomas Kennedy. . . Others will be replaced on the board by new appointees are Attorney General Guy K. Bard and Secretary of the Corn- Going to the assistance of friends in need cost the lives of Haiold G. Forsythc, Jr., son of Harold G. Forsythe of Washington, Pa., and his roommate, Henry Partcnhulmer of Chicago. Three other roomers at the Partenheimer home, in Chicago, had gone for a drive Sunday afternoon. During the night they telephoned Henry they were stranded by a broken axle and needed assistance. Harold volunteered to go along to help. On the way a truck crashed Into their car, killing both. And so an act of helpfulness brought 'deep grief to two homes. CLUB -Al Aboard! monwealth David L. Lawrence. . , Secretary of Internal Aft'.jirs Thomas A. Loguc will not relinquish his seat until May, when he goes out of office. MEMBERSHIP in our Christmas Club is an interesting and profitable experience in practical thrift. You enjoy the satisfaction o£ knowing that every week, every month, you are advancing further toward your goal of a definite fund of extra money at the end of the year. There arc different classes of membership to suit every budget. You can easily spare the small amount required every week. Now is the time to join for 1959. Call and make your first deposit in the class you select. T H E N A T I O N A L B A N K A N D T R U S T C O M P A N Y O F C O N N E L L S V I L L E Heiubur of .Federal .Uciiusit insurance Corporation.

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