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January 3, 1938

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 4

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PAGE FOUR. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILL-E, PA. MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 1SSH. imlg Qteuror THE COURIER COMPANY . Jamos J. Driscoll R. A. Doncgan Walter S. SUmmel .Tames M. Driscoll ______ J. Wylle Driscoll :... I. Publisher President anijl General Manager Secretary and Treasurer .. I Editor 1. Associate Editor Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OK ' . 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;" $5 per year, or 52.50 for six months by mail if paid in advance. -.."- .- Entered-as second class matter at the Postoiflcc, ~ ' ' ' " " Connellsv'illc, Pa. MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 3, 1938 ".'.'..'".'. ROAB SAFETY DRrVE AJPPKOVJ5B : '- "·; "Drive safely or not at all" is the edict of Governor Earle ·in his latest effort to reduce the State's terrible toll of dead and injured--more than 2,700 killed during 1937, ancL.60,000 .injured. Not all that emanates from the executive offices on Capitol Hill meets with the ^approval of the people'as a · ,-whole. . This order should be an exception, in the interest · of all who travel the highways" The Governor has ordered- the members of .the Motor.Police to arrest all who exceed the - 50-mile speed limit; it they fait they will be~fired'and their; places fUled,by men who will obey.,' .-. .:.-.·'. - The penalty for violatiottjof-fhVspeed limit--fixed, by. "the last session of the Legislature^--is to be revocation of - driving licenses for not less th'an 90 ; days. This may work 'nardships; the'Governor admitted, but, he 1 added", the safety -·otthe traveling public at large demands some drastic action. " ·"" The motorist should consider also that the 50-mile rate of speed Is for the.op^n-roads, the "straightaway, not on curves, not at intersections; not in congested traffic. Some 'drivers act as It the law gives them'undisputed rights at intersections. The vast majority observe the general rules of safety, with'the possible exception of the inclination to v occasibnally."6tep on. It" All should fall.into line la the safety movement. . -, ;. , 7 ·..'.; '·'...··.," . · - - Leaving out safety, there is the/.ecOTomlc-anglec-High. 'speed on. curves Is very destructive,toTtircs and" nc-t:'con-; "duclve to" long life the boiJy. of£ttiercar. Tremehd6us"tire : . iriction Is caused by plowing into'a curve at express speed., it becomes a matter of dollars to3he owner. : ' -.".'.v.-.:-, : . :.--.·": NEWSPAPERS AND Just what is a newspaper?" 'In; whStedoes it ·diffcr.irom «my other business enterprise? J^It certainly lS;Aot'"a philan-'.: dropicone; It is a business and~serves the public best when.:. 'run in a. business-like manner, in' the opinion3f Dr. D. P. Boss of Ottawa, Canada,. publisher; in a.recent:address. : ..... Excerpts from the address 'are: -- ·'£ --_~TM.n- -. ."·;.- "One thing that bothers the average newspaper-, editor. is the multiplicity of 'appeals, or re^ue^CsTS'r^P -,£^94 somebody else's axe. . There are appeals for the: suppression ' .of readable news and for the inclusion of non-readablejnews. "When, we give space, it is space that costsiusrinoney and that shuts out news which is part of the life'b'lbbd of the. papers. You would not dream of going Into a shoe store .", and asking for a pair of shoes, would you? Or Into a · butcher's to ask for a steak? But when anyone asks for free reading space in a newspaper for his own purposes, it is very much the same thing . . . '· "It costs as much to print a line of readable news as · propaganda for some individual or organization or a line of other 'philanthropic concessions.' "Any consideration of a newspaper must begin with the business end, because a newspaper must first be a successful business enterprise." The words of the Canadian apply in. larger measure to fh'e small enterprise than the large, for often the financial load of the big sheect is carried by a multi-millionaire prepared to put up almost unlimited sums. The small paper · must be on a business basis to continue through the years of depression as well as good times!, SOBRT TO iOSE YOU, PETE AND GDS News that Peter Mikaiarlas amN O'u'a Marakas had .leased their show house--the Orpheunr;Theatre--was re- ··eolved with regret, by-a-large fpllowing'-pf patrons of the popular : place. :In business for^more.than.a score of years, Pete and Gus..had made a"host~ of" friends. Before they opened{th(f Orpheum, in 1916, -.they were Joint operators of the oldrOlympic. -They, had gained a-name for themselves among-Western Pennsyjyania^inotion^ picture .inen. Now they propose:to:lay aside tlie-cares of;Tni8lness-and "take a rest." Tlie. best. wjshes'of the cjMnmunity.-go with :them. Atthe~same~time~a hearty~weledme "Is extended to the new owner, Anast. .Notopoulos.of AHoona, described as a pioneer in.tlio business, and a iong-time friend of Pete and Gus. The new owner took charge Saturday--New Year. His acquisition of the Orpheum makes it a part of a chain operating in two states, Pennsylvania and Maryland, with a new house under construction in Ohio--at Salem. The power of the chain should be..an .advantage for picture ·lovers. -Ernory.K.-Kristoff comes here as manager. ··· 1937 SPEED CLASSIC! SJIOTOl) BE. IM.QENTIYJB-IO.CONGRESS 7 Getting-a"'iruc"l)ictiirc-'-6f"tKe r aroiy .of "jobless in' the United States is 41, dlfflcult task, as.JolinD..Bigger s found in -Jnaling~tUe : recent; census through the medium of the Postoffice Department. The voluntary registration, thus secured showed 7,882,912 Idle".*; Apartial house : to house check was made ot cases covering some. 2,000,000 persons. It indicated a higher .percentage. On-this.-basis Mr: Biggers raised his estimate,'.as.'reported-to the.President,.'to. more, than 10,000,000. The count did'noff include many thousands..who have been thrown out of employment in recent weeks. Compilations placed Ihc'idle'iri the Keystone State'at a hart million. ·· . ; ' . The unemployment problem is far from being iiolved. The figures may serve to"stimulate Congress into action toward providing aid to industry and business and making it possible for them to absorb a- greater percentage of the idle. _ Three; :nJys'-gaOicreir8~onrtbio-Si^nteh;;cWLwar7front'. at Teruel--two of them.^Vmericmns--are~ae'a'a,"the"result of a shell striking the autoTnobile-in.which.^hey. sat .with a, fourth, wio'was injured. They were reporting the insurgent drive against the city, which .the attaclters claim resulted in victory. ..They.dicdjn the.line.of duty. Assigned to perform a difficult. Uslc'they, like/spores, of-olh'ers -'in, the field, representing-;'Amerlcaia.^and".-British r pres9 : services . and magazines, knew they.were risking death.-lt : was riot theirs to falter. 'They'died like good' sblclicrs'but without personal Interest in'cHlier side in t u n conflict. What's What At a Glance in the Day's News Brief Comment on Current Evcntj , Hera and There. Ninety-five and still getting a lot of pleasure out of lite--that is Byron Porter, South Side's Brand old man. He passed into his 86th year SunCty, January 2. Numerous friends culled to felicitate him. Some sent flowers, other gilts. "The Lord hns been good to me, better than. I've been to Him," he said to some callers. His sight gone, but his hearing still keen, Mr. Porter flnds his chief m:ans of passing the hours is listening to radio programs. He's up early--8 to 0 o'clock--and often docs not .retire until the midnight hour, depending on what's "on the nir." Usually his bedtime is 9:30 to 10. In One health, Mr. Porter hopes to round the century mark. He gets lonely at times. "If people would just drop in to soy hello, it would help," he said. That would be doing a good turn. -Much better a cheery greeting now than flowers and tears after one's Rone. Woman postmasters--that's what they like to be called, rather than postmistresses--are becoming the thing. Greensburs is the latest to be given the feminine touch in the handling of its postal business, -in the person of Mrs. Kathleen McTlghe Gregg, widow, whose husband was an attorney and "prominent Democrat." Our own Mrs. Laura McCor- mlck Clark led the procession. Then came Miss Mary Cramer, at South Connellsville. And why not? They have plenty oj the sterner sex about to give advice, if needed. .' Council has included the paid firemen in the proposed retirement fund which os at first considered. In connection with the 1038 budget, embraced only the members at the Police Department. The members agree to have three per cent of their salaries set aside, with the understanding the city will put up an equivalent 'sum, as in the case of the coppers The first-year cost to the city wil bo $552.00 lor the policemen, $333 for the firemen. District Attorney James A. Rcilly won the warm commendation of retiring Judge Thomas H. Hudson Friday for the manner in which he conducted his olP.ce. In a measure the words o£ praise from the bench made up for many nasty things that were said by others in the last year or more. Iri-Uko manner the court complimented Assistant District Attorney W. Brown Higbee, who that day retired to private practice. 'One ma; be less in the public eye at private practice. He also is the less the target for criticism. Our congratulations arc extended to Mrs. Matilda Ecclcs, who las week entered upon her one hun- dreth year. New Year was, and may .all the coming days be happy. A news Hem on her anniversary refers also to sisters--Mrs.' Martha Wltman, 80 and Mrs. Elizabeth Porter, 88, who sat with her at the anniversary dinner table. Some day science will le us in on the secret of how some live to such great ages, while others mus pass-.on In the blossoming stage .o life. It has not yet found the secret itself. John Lewis' United Mine Workers last week occupied the union's nsw $275,000. home at the National Capital.. Not new altogether--remodeled It .was once the quarters: of tlv swank University Club. What a change! In union there is not only strength but sufficient affluence to put o n . the big business swagger. Just Incidentally, the remodeling was done- by American Federation of As Others Think WILL IT HAPPEN AGAIN? (Chicago Tribune.) The latest invention of J. Walter Christie, who built tanks lor the Jnitcd States Army during the World War, has been tested in New Jersey with satisfactory results, it is re- xirtcd. It is described as a six-ton uggcmaut capable of 51 miles per iour. It is Interesting to note that it s destined lor the British army, but several American 'officers were present at the test, it is to be hoped with open minds. Veterans of the A. E. F. and other Americans who know something of the history of our ordnance in the great conflict have not forgotten that our Infantry had to use the very inferior Chauchat, or "cho-cho," machine gun because ordnance department jealousy had prevented the adoption and manufacture of the Lewis gun, an American invention which the British adopted and used with great effect. The bourbonism of the American ordnance direction of that period cost many lives of American soldiers and we hope it has been broken up in the present department. There has never been a time in history when inventiveness was so important as it is now in this age of mechanized warfare. Bcauractic false pride and prejudice arc luxuries which have cost fighting men heavily in blood and defeat. In a nation distinguished for its mechanical production and its State Accepts Road Costs. HABHISBURG, Jan. 3.--The Slat Department of Highways announce acceptance of 2,600 miles of town ship, borouRh. and city streets, reliev Ing them of maintenance costs. By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Jan. 3.--When ho World War broke out in 1DH I am convinced that not one American n 1,000; believed that the United tales would be involved in. it. Sentiment was that it was a crazy struggle, which we had nothing to do vith arid had no more inclination to reyk into than any. sane person would have to jimmy an. entrance nto a lunatic asylum, as a volunteer patient. President Woodrow Wilson's neutrality proclamation had almost unanimous popular indorse- ment. A very few folk said we were making u mistake to be so pacifistic at the outset--that we would stanc a better chance of keeping out of the cmbvoglio by asserting ourselves sternly immediately. But they were ncre voices crying in the wilderness And then, after all, we got into the thing. This time, with about as nasty a situation simmering, our overwhelming Inclination seems to be to try to remain neutral by assuming a threatening attitude. Our few pacflsts arc accused of being dangerous, by being so paciflstic. BELIEVES IN NEUTRALITY Although undoubtedly in a mi crosopic minority, I still am not en tirely cured of the idea that the bes way to be paciflstic is to be out spokenly paciflstic. I always like' Senator Gerald P Nye's neutrality law. . I am quainted with . the argument tha belligerents will, be emboldened t stamp on us it assured that we wi: stay neutral anyway, but- I do no subscribe to Its conclusion. I do no believe that foreign belligerents wil interpret It as literally as that. · And I have considerable sympathy with Representative Louis Ludlow's proposed constitutional, amendment, calling for a popular vote to authorize an American declaration: of war. I am sure the Ludlow amendment will be unadopted, but not that it is 100 per cent deficient in merit. A REFERENDUM DESIRED As matters stand, the President cannot declare war. Congress has to vote the dcclara- Morej than 15,000,000 persons, a otal latger than the combined popu- ations of Norway, Sweden and Denmark, visited areas administered by he U. S. parks service during 1037. .. Faclographs The Comptroller General of the United States has charge of all maters pertaining to the receipt, dis- mrsemcnt and application of public unds. In the kingdom of Ncp:il, between '' ndia and Tibet, a man advertises his · prosperity by wearing two neckties at once. The chances of death by accident arc said to be 1 in 1,300 in the United States this year. The patriotic American hymn, r 'Hail Columbia," was originally f written for use in a vaudeville act. y Dr. Samuel Francis Smith wrote the patriotic song, "America," in a half an hour. tion. The President, to be sure, can create a state of affairs which amounts to war, leaving Congress no option but to declare it. There is no check, however, on Congress. . Ludlow wonts a possible veto .on Congress also. ANTIS' ARGUMENTS Anti-Ludlow-itcs reason that a plebiscite would take too long--that a prospective enemy already would have done his "dirty work" while the ballot was in progress. They assert likewise that "pro" and "anti". war Americans would clash at the polls, dividing the country. · Finally, they contend that Congress is representative--and that, it would be un-reprcsentative for' a popular vote to. over-ride it on such an issue. WOULD DELAY COUNT? Well, militarily speaking, there might be a little delay--some say 60 days tor the plebiscite; some say 48 hours. From the professional flght-" er's standpoint time is important; on that ground he is entitled to consideration. As to war, however, the "antis" are entitled to be heard as well as the "pro" faction, even if relations arc strained between them. progcssivcnc'ss Nation have a equipment. the soldiers of the right to the best of HARD TO TELL WHICH (Grcensburg Tribune.) The school code of Pennsylvania which has been amended so often that it is difficult to observe which ia the main garment and which are the patches is destined to be revised again, according to the wishes o£ the chief educators at their meeting at Harrisburg. It was suggested by one member that an extra session of legislature should be called to make the Act of 1037 workable. Another member suggested that the State superintendent should be given power to interpret the school code instead of our State Supreme Court. The last addition to the school code was enacted at the request of the centralizing educators and now, in the jumble, they are crying for some relief from the act that prevents a teacher from being "fired" on account of any deficiency. The school directors have been relieved of power to act. Another act is requested by the heads that will require young teachers to prove their ability as instructors as the years roll by. They want a law that will enable directors to dismiss a teacher if he or she can't "make good." Above all and beyond all, the chief educators advised that there should be some law which would enable them to have real estate taxed more, and more to raise money lor the elaboration of education. congregations have been grouped, with three services each cveninR, including Friday. The Federal Council of Churches selects the theme-"Lord Tench Us to Pray." If the churches succeed only in arousing more interest among their own members through the effort they will have accomplished a . lot. Labor craftsmen, such in his CIO. John L. has none The annual Week of Prayer, sponsored locally by the Ministerial As- When Walter L. Stoner became president of Scottdale town!council nine years ago he found difficulty in getting together enough members to hold the perdiodical meetings. So he told guests at a dinner in his honor Thursday night, it marking his retirement. Things have changed, the official is quoted. The- last. scvutal years, according to the president, "people of the borough arc to lie congratulated for electing men uho sociation, opens today, with all Prot- I regularly attend meetings and con- I csUint churches pm-ticipaUn_. The I scientioiisly perform their Hulic.;." DAVIDSONS spy "Meet Me at Davidson's" Greeting the New Year with our first, complete showing of 1938 WASH FROCKS Young , figure-flattering wash frocks styled by .such famous makers -as Nelly Don, Marie Dressier, Nalibee, Meadow Lane, Hostess Frocks and others. High waisted, fuil skirted with smart pockets, rick-rack trim, zipper closings, adorable short sleeves. Vivid flower prints on light and dark grounds. 1.00 1.95 2.95 3.95 Sizes: 10 to 16 12 to 20 16 to 4-1 37 to 52 1C'A to i8b 3G',i to 52',i 35i,j to 51V: Materials: ATTi-:xij oi;R HTorci-:\vinK COAT .-VXD oniass CLEAPV.AXCE TOMORROW

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