The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 3, 1938 · Page 1
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Monday, January 3, 1938
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LAST E AST EDITION PRICE 2 The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. VOL. 36, NO. 50. The Wcckiy Courier Founded July 17. 1870. Xho Dally Courier. Founded November 10, I90X Merged. I July 13. 1029 CONNELLSVILLE, PA., MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 3, 193S. TEN PAGES. CHURCHES OPEN WEEK OF PRAYER Services Will Be Held Nightly With Visiting Pastors. DUN BAR ALSO HAS PROGRAM The annual Week of Prayer, arrange ' by the Connellsville Ministerial Association, opens tonight wKh services planned for three churchos. There will be services at various churches each night, except Wednesday, when each church will conduct its own mid-week program. Tonight's services will be in the Chufch of the Brethren, the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Gcr- "man Lutheran Church. Rev. Karl H. J. Schoenborn, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will speak st that first named; Rev. M. L. Cadwell of the Christian Church will deliver the sermon at the second and Rev. O. G. Cook, pastor of the Greenwood Methodist Episcopal Church, will be guest speaker at the third. ThP- theme for tonight is "In the Beginning, God." It Is a prayer for , the re-discovery of the reality of God. All services will begin at 7:30 o'clock. On Tuesday evening services will be in the Reformed, United Brethren and Trinity Lutheran churches. At Dunbar the Protestant churches also open Week of Prayer services tonight, with the first program at the Baptist Church. Rev. M. S. Hamil- · ion is to be the speaker. Tomorrow night the service will be in the Methodist Protestant Church. Services for the week have also been arranged for the Union Baptist Church, of which Rev. L. H. Colvn is pastor. Tonight I. Lockhart will be the conductor, on Tuesday R. D. Flint will be in charge, on Wednesday the service will be conducted by Rev. C. M. Gregory, a member of the church, on Thursday Andrew Cole will be conductor and on Friday Rev. Colvin will preach. State Commander Will Visit Vets Here Tomorrow "Walter E. Brown Post, Veterans ol Foreign Wars, will be visited tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock by State Commander John V. Horan of Philadelphia, who will be cnroute to Uniontown to attend a meeting of Fayette County Council. Department Commander Horan is making a tour of Western Pennsylvania and will come to Connellsvjllc from Aliquippa. Ho will be accompanied by Department Junior Vice- Commander Lloyd Pike and Department Adjutant C. A. Gnau of Harrisburg. J. N. Dragoo, commander of Walter E. Brown Post, today urged a large representation of tne veteran; to greet the State officials arid asks that they make arrangements to attend the county council session at Uniontown. . Mr. Horan will discuss plans for 1538 with Brown Post officials anc will outline work of the State Department for the year in his address at Uniontown. George W. Daniels Dies of Pneumonia ' George W. Daniels. 78.years old retired farmer of Stewart township died of pneumonia Saturday at his home near Ohiopyle, He was a lifelong resident of the community. Surviving arc his wife, Jane Daniels, nnd the following children: Earlc of Ohiopyle, Hattie, Harry and Monroe, at home, Mrs. Frank Younkm of Halphton, Evelyn of Connellsville and Clarence of Mill Hun. There are ' 13 grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. The funeral services will be Tuesday afternoon, at 1:30 o'clock at the home and at 2 o'clock at Maple Summit Church, Kev. Frank S. Wortman officiating. Burial will be af Maple Summit. Tax on Motoring Tops Record in 1937 By United ftta. DETROIT, Jan. 3.--Motor vehicle users in the United States paid a record aggregate of 51,580,000,000 In taxes during 1937, the Automobile Manufacturers Association reported today, estimating the total toi represent 5 per cent of all Federal, state · and local taxes. later. Message Will Deal With Problem Of Employer Relief President Indicates Early Request for Additional- Naval Construction by Warning of Need for Adequate Defense. EMPHASIZES ADVANCE ON NEW DEAL LINES By Unlt«S Freu. WASHINGTON, Jan. 3.--President Roosevelt today abandoned hope ot a balanced budget in the next fiscal year and in his annual message to Congress sketched a far-reaching business, Industrial, banlcing and labor program to increase National income and purchasing power. Reporting the world in a state of "high tension and disorder," Mr. Roosevelt foreshadowed an early request for additional naval construction -with a warning that "we must keep ourselves adequately strong in self-defense." Sir. Roosevelt condemned monopoly, and outlined a far reaching legislative program ot business reform to be detailed in a later message, but asserted that capital and reasonable earnings on capital are essential to our economy. The 75th Congress convened at noon then adjourned until 1:15 P. M. to hear the President's message. President Roosevelt called on Congress anew for enactment of wages-hours legislation and asked the cooperation of all segments of the Nation in achieving better economic balance. He said a balance of the budget for the next fiscal year Will not be attained and declared he will submit a special message later proposing changes' in laws affecting business. The President presented » terse analysis of world conditions, emphasizing that perils of war make it necessary for the Nation to maintain Its strength sufficiently high for all purposes of keif-defense. Peace, lie !aid, has been kept by the United States despite provocations "which in other days, because of their seriousness, could well have engendered war." The President emphasized his determination to advance upon the same fundamentals of the New Deal which have hitherto been proposed. He called for prompt agreements on a farm program--now in conference between the House and Senate--nnd asked specifically that Congress "keep the cost of its administration Continued on Page Six. TWIN GIRLS BRING FAMILY TOTAL TO 20 Twin girls, Mary Ann and Shirley Ann, were born on New Year evening at 6:30 o'clock to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde E. Turney of Reservoir Hill, South Connellsville. The babies are the third set of twins and all but one are living. There arc 20 children in the family --11 girls and nine- boys--all of whom are at home but two, who are married. Mrs. Turney is the former Miss Rose Stillwagon of Connellsville. Schmitz Robbery Cleared Up With Pair of Arrests Arrest of two Leisenring No. 3 men today had cleared up the assault and robbery on E. B. Schmitz at his service station and garage in South Eighth street, West Side, on August 6, last, Chief of Police Andrew W. Thomas reported. George Pustay, 21, and John Langglc, 26, both of Leisenring No. 3, were arrested last week after Chief Thomas had received a "tip" which he followed up with a careful investigation. ' Chief Thomas, Patrolmen Bert Ritchie and Kenneth Louden and two Baltimore Ohio railroad officers went to Leisenring No. 3 and arrested the two defendants at their homes. Chief Thomas said Pustay signed a statement admitting the robbery while Langgle refused to talk. Informations were to bo made later in the day against the pair before Alderman John E. Wallace. According to Pustay's confession, as revealed by Chief Thomas, the two went to Schmitz' garage on the pretext of buying a tire. While the proprietor was at a tiro rack with his back to them, Pustay's statement declares Langglc stuck a revolver into Schmitz' back as he told him: "This is a stickup." The proprietor replied, "get out, this is no holdup," whereupon Pustay said, according to the confession, ho became alarmed and thought Schmitz was going to draw a gun. He struck the man in the face, knocking him onto a pile of tires. As he (Pustay) went through Schmitz' pockets and removed a purse containing $21, Langgle rifled the cash register of 545, according to the statement. Two hours after their arrest, David M. Shcndowich, a field agent of the State Department ot Justice, lodged a detainer with Chief Thomas for Langglc, who was said to have been paroled after serving a part of a 10- year penitentiary term for a robbery to the Pittsburgh district. OUSTER APPEAL HEARING FiXED FOR JANUARY 10 UNIONTOWN, Jan. 3.--Monday morning, January 10, at 10 o'clock has been fixed by the Fayette county courts as the time for a hearing to examine the records and facts of the case to determine whether Mrs. Gertrude S. Swink of Broad Ford subject to dismissal as a professional employe of Upper Tyrone Township School District tinder the provisions of the amended school code. Derailment Ties Up B. 0. East Derailment o£ nine freight cars at Stcwarton, five miles west o£ Ohio- pylc, Saturday night necessitated detouring of Baltimore Ohio trans over the Western Maryiand during a 15-hour period. The freight, Pittsburgh No. 97, was traveling west, when nine cars of merchandise, located in about the center, were derailed by a brckcn tread on a wheel ot a car. Track was torn up for considerable distance and several of the freight cars turned over on their sides, causing traffic to be tied up. The wreck occurred about 0 o'clock Saturday night and it was not until noon Sunday that it was cleared. Meanwhile the Baltimore Ohio routed its trams over xhe Western Maryland between Confluence and Connellsville. Mayor Younkin, Other City Officers Sworn In; Solons Organize Car Crashes Crossing Gate in Froni of Fasi Train; Students Killed BUTLER, Ind , Jan. 3.--The deaths of seven Ohio students, killed last night when their automobile crashed through a crossing gate into the path of a speeding passenger train, were investigated today by Coroner O. B. Shook. He went to Hicksvillc and Edger- town, O., to ascertain activities of the children before they left their homes to come here to a movie. Speeding along a downtown street so they would be on time for the first evening show, the students--five boys and two girls--crashed through lowered gates just before the eastbound Mohawk of the New York Central Railroad, reached the crossing. The train was crowded vith holiday travelers. The small sedan in which the students were riding was demolished. The dead: Marvin Miller, 14, eighth grade student; Lowell ElyUie, 16, high school sophomore; Merle Sarvcr, 16, sophomore; Jacob W. Strauffcr, 17, junior; Richard Staupe, 16 sophomore, all of Edgerton; and Margery Roan, 15, and her niece, Gwendolyn, 15, both Hicksville sophomores. First New Year Birlh Registered At 12:03 O'clock A daughter, born Saturday morning at 12:30 o'clock to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stafford of North Fourth street, West Side, is believed to be the first New Year baby. The new arrival, the sixth child in the family, tipped the scales at eight and a half pounds. Mr. Stafford is a driver for Fike's dairy. There were three births--nil girls --at Connellsvllle State Hospital over New Year holidays. Two arrived on the morning of January 1. A daughter was born at 3:58 A. M. Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Friend of Second street, South Connellsville, and at 8:12 A. M. a girl arrived for Mr. and Mrs. William Price of Connellsville, R. D. On Sunday morning at 5:35 o'clock there was a daughter born to Mr.'and Mrs. Lcroy Ritcnour of Normalvilte. NEW JUDGES TAKE SEATS. ON BENCH Special to The Courier. UNIONTOWN, Jan. 3.--Before a courtroom filled with relatives and friends and party adherents, two Democratic judges were ofllcially inducted this morning as Judge W. Russell Carr took the common pleas bench succeeding Judge Thomas H. Hudson and Judge Ross S. Matthews ot Connellsville succeeded Judge John W. Dawson. Both retiring judges arc Republicans. Judge Harry A. Cottom who became picsiding judge with the re tirement of Judge Hudson, had his commission formally filed with Recorder of Deeds P. F. Hyncs and served as master of ceremonies in the elaborate program marking inauguration of Uic two new judges. The grand jury section of the courtroom to the left of the bench was reserved exclusively for the families of the jurists. Directly in front of the bench were chairs placed for the ictiring judges, Attorney Edward Dumbauld, son of Judge H. S. Dumbauld, and Attorney J. Kirk Renncr of Connellsville, the latter president ot the Fuyette County Bar Association, all of whom played major roles in the formal ceremonies. Presiding over the activities with Judge Cottom were Judge Dumbauld and retired Judge E. H. Reppert. Attorneys, courthouse attaches, county ofllce holders and friends filled to capacity the large courtroom in which the solemn ceremony took place. Court Crier Hay Woods opened the program after the blacked robed judges took their places'. Smoke Damages E n t i r e S t o c k A t G i g l i o t t i ' s Fire said to have started from the furnace in the basement of the White Front building in North Pittsburg street threatened that structure at 1: o'clock Friday nighi.. Tenants were awakened and were prepared to flee but the firemen soon had the blaze under control and it was not necessary. Save for the ceiling over the furnace, which is under the men's furnishing store ot P. GigllotU, the damage was said to have been limited to that caused by smoke in the Glgliotti store. The entire stock was affected. Loss was not determined at once. The fire was about to break through the floor ot the store near the cashier's desk. William C. Bishop discovered thi blaze, or rather' smelled srnoke anc started an investigation which lo cated the fire in the furnace room He turned in the alarm and also notified tenants. The building is owned by the Kotler brothers. The Weather Cloudy and warmer tonight, prob ably followed by light rain Tuesday warmer in south portion Tuesday colder Tuesday night is the noon weather forecast for Western Penn sylvania Temperature Record. 1038 19ST Maximum . 60 M A'immum , 23 M Mean M 41 PARK WRITES FINISH MONAGHAN CASE; NOL PROS GRANTED By United Frew. PITTSBURGH, Jan. 3--The Monaghan "third-degree" case came to a quiet close in Allegheny county criminal court today when Presiding Judge Harry M. Rowand signed two irders quashing charges against the remaining nine defendants. Judge Rowand complied with the request of District Attorney Andrew T. Park, who was given authority by Attorney General Charles J. Margiotti to use his own discretion in deciding whether to continue prosecution or drop the charges. Park's action brought to a close a sensational ca^e which Governor eorgc H. Earle branded "the most lorrible, brutal and barbarous oc- currence" in Pennsylvania history. The prosecution charged that Frank C. Monaghan, 63-year-old hotel keeper of Uniontown, was brutally beaten to death by police and attaches of the Fayette county district attorney's office September 12, 1036. Only one of the original 12 defendants was convicted. Stacy Gun- dcrman, State policeman who testified he was forced to subdue Monaghan when he attacked him--Gun- dcrman--was convicted of second degree murder. He was sentenced to 364 days in jail and paroled by Supreme Court Justice George W. Continued on Paso Six. Wounded Freeze Under Heavy Soow in Spain's IVlost Terrible Battle By HARRISON LAROCHE United Press Start Correspondent. HENDAYE, French-Spanish Frontier, Jan. 3.--The battle for Tcruel reached its final stage today. Spanish nationalists, seeking not only to recapture the city but to shatter the loyalist army, hurled an army of almost World War proportions at tne loyalist lines. It was one of the most terrible of battles. A heavy storm had covered the battlefield with from three to four feet of snow. Under the snow were :he bodies of thousands of men, killed in action or, helplessly wounded, frozen to death in the near zero weather. In the snow floundered scores of thousands ot men, under the constant fire of hundreds of cannon and great fleets of fighting airplanes whose shells, bombs and bullets splotched the clean white snow with the blood of victims. On the roads to the rear, tanks, armored cars and supply trains slithered in the ice on their way to the front, endangering their own men on each side of the highways--one line straggling back, exhausted, dirty, bearded, the other on xhe way to carry on the fight to a linish. For milei back of the lines last night, United Press dispatches said, the twinkling camp fires of the troops could be seen as they rested, their feet--often covered cnly by canvas shoes--to the flames nnd their faces buried in their inudlers. As was the case when {he loyalists in a surprise offensive took Teruel two weeks, ago, repoi'b fio n nationalist and loyalist sides disagreed. Both sides claimed possession of the c'ty. The fact seemed to be that, while the nationalists hnd reached the city proper, they had not taken it or rescued the small garrison which had held out tenaciously during the period m which the loyalists reached it. NEWSPAPERS' COST STRESSED PTTSBURGH. Jan. 3.--Headers of daily newspapers may expect to pay four or five cents a copy in the near future, according to Robert X. Graham, instructor in journalism at the University of Pittsburgh. Increased costs of newsprint and labor will force publishers, to charge more, he believes. "The newspaper represents the largest value and the greatest contribution of workers for the least amount of money of any product in the world," Graham says. Hospital Patients. Homer Laws of Normalvillt nnd Mrs. Frances Grabowski of Connellsville, R. D. 2, have been admitted to the hospital for treatment. Mine Inspector Named. HARRISBUKG, Jan. 3-- Goveinor Earle cippomtcd Dennis J. Keenan, j Portage, Cambria county, a bitumi- t noui mine inspector lot Jour years. DR. SHERRICK FAILS TO TAKE COUNCIL POST Dr. Earl C. Shcrrick, elected last November to City Council, did not appear at City Hall this morning to be sworn in. He presented to City Clerk S. T. Senford a communication in which ic announced his decision to decline ;he elective office inasmuch as he is the school district's medical examiner and cannot lawfully occupy both offices. Court-Decision Major Victory For New Deal By United Press. WASHINGTON, Jan: 3.--Supreme Court action advanced the New Deal's power and utilities program on three fronts today. One decision --validating Public Works Administration power grants and loans--was hailed by the Administration as a major victory. The Supreme Court action came as the tribunal met in its initial session of the new year. Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo was absent, due to illness. , Court action-- Appioved as constitutional PWA grants and loons to municipalities for power projects. PWA Admin- istratoi Harold L. Ickcs said the decision mejnt construction will star! on 61 piojects held up by court injunctions. Opened a path toward possible overturn of the SD-year-old judida theory that reproduction costs musi be considered in evaluating utilities for rate purposes. President velt seelts to replace the reproduction cost theory with the prudent in- vettinent theory, as a move in drive to lower power rates. Accepted for an expected early hearing the Electric Bond Share Company, test of registration ant moil-ban provisions of the 1935 Utilities Holding Company Act. Sacs for Divorce. UNIONTOWN, Jan. 3.--Charging they had lived together only one day when her husband deserted her Lena Delegatti, 26 Maple street, Un iontown, recently filed suit for di vorcc from Fred Delegatti, Rockvillc Center, Long Island, N. Y. The couple were married at Long Island state of New York, the action set forth, and the wife avers they live together one day alter -which he lef her without any cause whstsoevoi m Septembei, 1934, while they vcr residing at Lone Island. ihifts Made 5n Department Assignments;" One Vacancy. DANIELS HEADS PUBLIC SAFETY The city administration, inducted nto office this morning, pledged it- elf for community betterment and dva y icement. '' Mayor Ira D. Younkin and Coun- ilman Abe I. Daniels, elected on November 2, spoke' briefly after re- clving their oaths and declared they vould strive to make Connellsville a 'igger and better place. Controller Fred W. Ncuroth, who also was worn in, expressed best wishes for a successful administration. Mayor Younkin is the head of the Department of Public Affairs, as pro- 'ided by law, and in the reorganiza- ion of the councilmanic body Paul I. Bcighley was moved from the Jepartment of Public Safety to the Department of Accounts and Finance, succeeding Berton M. Swartz- ivclder, who was named head of the department of Parks and Public Property. Councilman Daniels, the new member, became head of the Department of Public Safety. A vacancy exists on Council as a result of decision of Dr. E. C. Sher- rick'not to '"accept" the* post and-the person who will be named will become superintendent of the Department of Streets and Public Improvements. No attempt was made to select a successor. Naming of appointees In the various departments was deferred until next Monday night when the regular meeting of Council will be held. ' City Clerk S. T. Benford admin- stored the oath to Mayoc Younkin, who had been rcelected for a four- year term after completing the term of Mayor H. Daniel Minerd, who resigned to become Faycttc county .reasurer. The Mayor in turn swore "n Councilman Daniels and Controller Neuroth. Mayor Younkin told the audience le and members of Council welcomed constructive criticism at all omes as he said: " ~ "I pledge you four years of the jest-that I have in me and I invite your cooperation." Mayor Younkin said the administration was always working for the best interests o£ the city and its people. 'He requested that when people agree with the policies, advanced to lend their cooperation but when they felt the course taken wasn't ia-the right direction and they had a better plan, to offer it. _L . Councilman Belghley · said he would continue working for the best interests of the city and declared he would endeavor to Justify the faith and confidence- placed in him by his colleagues in naming him to the Department of Accounts and Finance. · Councilman Daniels thanked the people who had elected him to office and said: "I will do all I can to make Connellsville a great city." Councilman Swartzweldcr said he had "nothing to offer at this time." Controller Neurolh expressed his best wishes to the city officials and voiced his "hope for a successful administration." Rjvbbi. I. M. Waldon opened the inauguration ceremonies with prayer. Rev. Paul E. Porath, pastor of the German Lutheran Church, · introduced 'by Rev. Karl H. J. Schoenborn, president of the Connellsville Ministerial Association, .invoked the benediction at the close. There followed a brief session during which the four counciltnen reorganized. The lone dissenting vote was cast by Swartzwelder when Beighlcy was named his successor as a departmental head. Swartzwelder declined to vote when his assignment came up. The ceremony wac witnessed by more than a score and among the visitors were, Mrs. Younkin and two daughters. Two beautiful floral pieces,, bent to Councilman Daniels by his friends, adorned the council table. 1ZAAK WALTONS MEET WEDNESDAY ·The Connellsville Chapter of the Izaak Walton League will meet Wednesday night at 7:30 o'clock at the West Pcnn Terminal, at which time the proposed membership campaign and the coming banquet will be conwden-d, nlons with other mailers. \

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