The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 3, 1938 · Page 5
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 5

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Monday, January 3, 1938
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MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 103S. ·THE,DAILY COUmimi.tJUNNliJ-L.SVlL-LE, PA. PAGE. FIVE.' COMMENDS JUDGE FOR BENCH WORK On Fayette County Bench IPENSION.PLAN WILL INCLUDE CITY FIREMEN! f ·. * Former Judge Reppert Lauds T. H. Hudson As Term Ends. GREETED HIM ON ASCENSION Special to Tho Courier. UNIONTOWN, Jan. 3.--Retired Judge E. H. ncppcrt lauded retiring Judge Thomas H. Hudson, who Friday morning terminated 12 years of service on the Fayette county common pleas bench. Speakiup in Judge Hudson's courtroom as the Jurist was completing his final ho;r on the bench. Judge Rcppcrt said: "To me it is a pleasjng coincidence that the admission of Judge Hudson to this bar, his service as assistant district attorney, district attorney, and Judge of the court of common pleas, all occurred while I was a member ot the court. · "The sole- occupant of the common pleas bench, I greeted him as he took his scat beside me over 12 years ago. As a retired colleague I have endeavored to guide his footsteps the straight and narrow path. "Of course you all know it is impossible for me to take any part in an occasion like this without preaching a sermon, and all sermons arc supposed to have a text. Mine is suggested by a few brief paragraphs of a keen observer and commentator on 'By-products.' "Right here, in this region, seen and known by us all, is a marvelous illustration of their value. For half a century, from thousands of beehive coke ovens, from millions of tons ot coal, they went up in smoke, obscuring the heavens, defiling our homes and the countryside. Today the derivatives of coal tar, formerly a nuisance and waste, are the most valuable coal product. "So it has been with petroleum and ! other natural resources. And so it is with every human activity, whether spiritual, moral, mental, material or physical. "This is well illustrated by the recollections of the teachers of our youth and childhood. There are always "one or two whom we recall with affectionate gratitude, not for what they taught us out of the books, bu because of the by-products of t h e i r instructions -- truthfulness, honesty, good behavior, industry, thrift, the fundamentals of character that have not changed since Abraham was a boy. "And perhaps unconsciously, the by-products of a life influence us more than its dominant purpose in .votir estimate and appreciation of its usefulness and helpfulness. "Is he a preacher? Are his daily walk and conversation consistent with the Christian profession? . "Is he a physician? Knowing the ignorance and superstition that surround the medical profession, is he a healer or a quack? "Is he rich? Your first question is how did he make his money. Did he deal honestly and fairly with his fellow men? "Is he a lawyer of great reputation? After years of experience in and about the courts, you want to know first of all how ho won his verdicts. Are his methods those of the demagogue and the shyster, of the witness and jury fixer, whose only rule of conduct is 'Can I get away with it?' Is his great reputation built upon the fulsome publicity of a press serving a special interest? Or was it honestly won by character, capacity, learning and strict observance ol professional conduct and ethics? "Is he a judge? Then we seek to learn the .moving impulses of his judicial conduct. Here I suppose we would better watch our step anc walk warily. Do the dignity, authority and prominence of his office tend to inflate and exaggerate his sense of his own importance? Is he unable to suppress a chronic desire for adulatory publicity? Does he regard his connection with a case and his every act, however trivia], worthy of front page chronicle? And is the fact that a case, involving human rights or property of great value, is being tried before him of greater importance than the issues involved? Is he obcessed by a desire for popular approval? Or do the responsibility and authority of his office tend to make' him humble, desiring above all things wisdom to be guided arighl and "to judge with righteousness"? Has he kept in mind the requirement of the Lord 'To do justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with his God 1 ? - . "I have often wondered why the popular conception of mercy wholly leniency -for the offender. Many years of experience have taught mo that the most effective way to do mercy is to protect the innocent from becoming victims by the just punishment of the transgressor. Let us not forget that the money changers were cast out of the temple. "The answers to all these questions, and to many more, arc to be found in the by-products of the character and personality of the individual. "Judge Hudson, you possess great and unusual measure the respect and esteem of those gathered hero around you. Your learning, your unselfish devotion to your official duties, the faithfulness, ability and sound judgment that have distinguished your judicial service, have won for you their warm regard. But m the y 0 a rs to comCi whcn , he ind . cients and details of this service have usscd out 0( mijlt )_ , here wjll sti]1 urnam the Indelible Impression ^KSSS^X^ ^'^hls^^SH ROSS S. MATTHEWS. Attorney Ross S. Matthews, sworn in today as judge of the Fayette county orphans court, became the first Connellsvlllc man ever to attain the bench. A host of his friends from this city and other points in the county attended the exercises. 5 1938 Budget Five Times Heavier Than First One, Drawn \V. RUSSELL CARR Attorney W. Russell .Carr today donned the- robe of . thcv judiciary when he became a member of the Fayette county court of common picas, succeeding President Judge Thomas H. Hudson. There arc now four Democrats filling all benches. Retiring Jurist JUDGE T. H. HUDSON After 12 years on the Fayetts county bench, President Judge Thomas H. Hudson completed his duties Friday morning and retired. He was succeeded today by Judge W. Russell Carr. unmarrcd by personal ^agreement, i bid Law Firm Dissolves With Member Taking Seat as Counly Judge With Attorney Ross S. Matthews becoming Fayette county orphans court judge, the law firm ot Higbee, Matthews and Levvcllyn, with offices in Connellsville and Uniontown, dissolved, effective January 1. Judge-elect Matthews has been with the firm since February 1, 1909, and after nearly · 29 years ascends in his profession. - The firm, however, will be -reorganized and will be known as Higbee, Lewellyn and lifcbPC--E. C Higbee, Charles L. Lcwcl'yn, Donald M. Higbee and W. Brown Higbee. Somerset Counly Officials inducted; To Take Up Dulles SOMERSET, Jan. 3.--County and local officials elected last November took over their new offices today. Of three county officials chosen, County Treasurer-elect Mrs. Neva S. Longridge has already taken her oath of office and filed her .bone" with Recorder George A. Darr. oo has Coroner-elect Dr. F. E. Sass. The third new official, Democratic Jury Commissioner-elect J. W. Brougher has not yet taken his oath. Mrs. Longridgc's bond, in the sum of $60,000 was posted December 7, the same date on which she took her oath, Monday morning she will be ready to step into her new office. Dr. Sass is bonded for $6,250, and that sum was posted last week, December 22. Because New Year's Day, when the officers became eligible, was Saturday and a holid.iy, Richard Krissinger, incumbent treasurer, received salary for two days, January 1 and 2, as treasurer, an employe ol the county commissioners said Tuesday. Otherwise, it was explained the county would be temporarily without a treasurer. Throughout the county, in boroughs and townships, newly-elected justices of the peace, auditors, tax collectors and supervisor: took over their new duties today. However the change will be hardly noticeable in most communities. Faycttc City Grid Dinner. Fayette City High's football squad will be dined Thursday night at the Methodist Episcopal Church there with Bill Ames, athletic director at Washington High School, as the speaker. Donald M. Hifibce spends much o: his time in the Conncll.tvillc office W. Brown Higbee has resigned as assistant district attorney to return to the duties of the law firm. Both firemen -and policemen will be embraced by the pension fund that becomes effective tomorrow. The budget, covering estimated city governmental expenditures for 938, was introduced Thursday night it a special meeting of Council' and t covered the retirement fund, mandatory for police officers and op- tonal with ^firemen. Previously it had been announced only policemen would be covered, as required bjj law. A poll of firemen revealed they also desired to be covered by the fund. The two groups will contribute three per cent. of their salaries toward "the retirement firt;d and the city will match their amounts--$333 !rom the; firemen and $rf2.60 from the policemen. The budget for 1938. will aggregate $02,593.95, about .$3,000 more lhan.the 1S37 appropriation.- of $89,700. The figures, however, arc sub- t icct to change' before enactment. I Nearly Quarter of Century Ago Solons--Old and New W. Brown Higbee Completes Term As Reilly's Aide i Special to The Courier. UNIONTOWN, Jan. 3.--In representing the Commonwealth before Judge H. S. Dumbauld when Ted Genovcsc and other "numbers" defendants were arraigned for sentence, W. Brown Higbee made his .final appearance in court as Faycttc county's assistant prosecutor. : Higbcc's resignation became effective January 1 when he retired to engage in private prictice. During his career as assistant district attorney, which began January 5, 1930, Higbee handled-many of the most important cases listed for trial in the last two years in county courts. He prosecuted Mrs. Frances Kicr- slcd, who was convicted on one count of tax embezzlement and sentenced to a term in Allegheny county workhouse. Higbee also had charge of the I pr6sccution in the county's "numbers" rackets with * his activities along this line climaxed last week when wholesale sentences were mctcd out to lottery law violators. While he was assistant prosecutor, Hifcbce worked closely with State troopers in presenting their many cases to juries which, in the majority of instances, resulted in convictions. He evinced a keen interest in the work done by officers and cooperated with them in building their cases for court. IRA D. YOUNKIN Mayor Ira D. Younkin this morning renewed' his bath of office as the city's chief executive, this 'time for a four-year term. Mr.-Younkin became mayor two "years ago when Dr. H. Daniel Minerd resigned to accept the post of Fayette county treasurer and last November was returned to office by Iho electorate when · he was n candidate to succeed himself. PAUL n. BEIGHLEY Councilman Paul H. Bcighley, entering upon his seventh year as a member ol City Council, was elevated to the supcrintendency of the Department ot Accounts and Finance when the new Council reorganized today, succeeding Councilman Bcrton M. Swartzwelder. For the past two years he had been in charge of the Department of Public Safety. J. J. Enclc Succumbs, SOMERSET, Jan. 3 Jeremiah J. Engle, 74, died Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edgar Sarver, at Berlin. His wife, Mrs. Alice Merrill Englc. and these children survive: IVliss Delia of Garrett and Asa and Mrs. Sarver of Berlin. 'Brothers and sisters arc Wilson of Mcyersdale, H. D., John, Theodore, Harvey, Elmer and Susan of Mcyersdale, and Mrs. Clara Smith of Columbus, Ohio. ABE I. DANIELS ' Abe I. Daniels became n new member of City Council when he took the oath of office this morning and was assigned the superintend- ency of the Department of Public Safety. Mr. Daniels, a Republican, led the field of four nominees for the two councilmanic offices. Council's Reorganization Today Recalls Original Body. SUCCEEDED BULKY BOROUGH GROUP Reorganization of City Council recalls that on the morning of December 1, 1913--more than 24 years ago --five, men .were sworn in as Con- nellsvillc's first councilman' for the newly created third-class city The cpuncilmanic body, was composed of-May or. Rockwell Marietta, John L. Cans. F. W.' Wright,' John Duggan and Thomas J. Hooper. The Mayor became head of the Depart- - mcnt of Public Affairs, Mr. Cans of the Department of Accounts and Fi- nacc,-Mr.- Wright -Department of Public Safety, Mr. Hooper Department ot Streets and'Public Improvements and Mr. Duggan Department o£*Public Properties. Mr. Wright served as temporary secretary until the election of A. O. Bixlcr as city clerk. Mr. Bixlcr had to resign as city controller to which office he had been elected on November 4. He later was succeeded by A. B. Hood. Council named E. C. Hig- bec as solicitor and passed resolutions continuing all of the borough employes in office. On the morning of November 29, 1913, borough council held.its final meeting. Attending this session werc'Burnes, Berg, Brant, Bishop, Buttcrmore,. Clark, Haddock, Herbert, McCormick, Reynolds, Stillwagon, Utts, Gorman, Brcnnan, Fricl, Hay, Karmening and Kooscr. Hotzel and Hays were not present. John L. Evans was the burgess. The first budget for Conncllsville as a third-class city aggregated $18,593.69 which was divided by departments as follows: - Public Affairs,-S3,G5B.60. ' '· '; Accounts and Finance. 81,175. Public Safety, $3,206.65. Streets and Improvements, S8,- 080.82. ·- - .-.-; .--- · · · Parks and Public Property, $1,650. Contingent Fund, $734.62. The major item in Public Affairs was salaries of policemen,' amounting to $2,260; 'largest in Public Safety firemen's salaries of $1,840 while Streets and Public Improvements included $1,400 for' cleaning streets, $1,000 Tor'necessary repairs, $3,072.50 for street lights and $l,233.32.for fire plugs. . The budget'for 1938 will approximate $89,000, nearly five times that of the 1914 fiscal period. Governor John K. .Tenor, of Charleroi signed the charter for the city on May 12, 1911, after voters had Riven their approval. It was not until the fall of 1913 that all legal procedures had been complied with. CHARLES. F. WHITE Having served two full terms.ol four years, Councilman Charleg F; White retired this morning. .Why Not. Try.our classified columns when you want something? Results follow. What quality of tobacco goes into Camel cigarettes? This question, of interest to every smoker, is answered by the men who know tobacco from the ground up I F YOU want to know the quality of the tobaccos that go into various cigarettes, here is one certain source ql information -- the men who grow tobacco. They sell leaf to the buyer who bids moat for it. They have seen Camel bid and pay higher prices necessary to get choice piles of leaf. And they report other planters who grow fine tobacco have had the same experience. That's why, as one grower puts it: "Most planters prefer Camels." Smoke Camels steadily, and you'll realize what finer, more expensive tobaccos mean in smoking. "CAMELS ARE MADE, FROJt. more expensive tobaccos," says planter Bcckham Wright. "I know . the kind of leaf.used for making various cigarettes. Only my best . lots arc bought for Camel." !THE CAMEL PEOPLE'bODRh't' the best of my last crop,"'says ...T.iN. 1 . Williams, tobacco planter. . '"They paid. the highest price. 3forc expensive tobacco goes into Camel cigarettes all right." "I'VE BEEN IN this county for 30 years," says tobacco planter Ollie Ilazelwood. "I'll tell you where the best tobacco goes. The choice lots of my crop are almost always bought by the Camel peo- ple.Every one on our placesmokcs Camels too--just like me." "AN EXTRA GOOD CROIV'says Ray Sponcil, who has grown fine tobacco for many years, "and the Camel buyer bought all of my good leaf. I've seen the real fine lota go to the Camel people year after year. I smoke Camels because I know the quality of the tobacco they use." MEET ALEY SKIDMORE, of Winchester, Kentucky. "I'm a tobacco planter," he says'as he displays, some of his choice leaf. "Those Camel buyers pay for the best -- and get it. The choice lots of my last crop brought me a top price, and Camel took all of the fine leaf that I had. I'm a steady Camel smoker myself. Camels are the favorite with men who grow tobacco." Mr. Skidmore and the other planters shown here bring direct evidence that Camels are indeed made from costlier tobaccos. Turn to Camels and see for yourself that those costlier tobaccos do make a real difference. Camel spends millions more for COSTLIER TOBACCOS. They are a. matchless blend of finer, .MORE EXPENSIVE TOBACCOS --Turkish and Domestic.

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