The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 13, 1939 · Page 4
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, January 13, 1939
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PAGE FOUR. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNKTvLSVILLE. PA. FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 1939. latlg Courier THE COURIER COMPANY . James J. Onscoll -____ R. A. Donegan Walter S. Stimmel Ja.-nes M. Dnscoll J. Wylie DriscoJ) _ . . Publishers . President ana General Manager .Secretary and Treasurer i..». .. Editor .. _ ..'. Associate Editor .. Advertising and Business Manager STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Ear! L. Douglass, D. D. IS THEKE A LIMIT TO MATERIAL PROGRESS? MEMBER OP 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; S5 per ycnr, or S2.00 for six months by mal! If paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. · Entered as second class matter nt the Postofflcc, Connellsvillc, Pa. FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 13, 1830 HIGH QUALITY I'ERSOXXEL Running down the list of Cabinet selections by Governor-elect Arthur H. James you will flnd qualification has stood uppermost No voice of consequence has been raised against any appointee. Of particular Interest to Fayette and Westmoreland counties is the choice of a neighbor, E. Arthur Sweeny, Greensburg publisher, for Secretary of Welfare. Fifty-six years old, with a ripe experience, Mr. Sweeny is well fitted for the important work of this department. He was a member of the original emergency relief board in his home county. He began his newspaper career at the age of 17 and has risen to a high place in his field, as publisher of tho Review and the Tribune at Greensburg. He has made himself thoroughly familiar with affairs of the State. Another Western Pennsylvanian honored by the Governor-elect is I. Lamont Hughes of Pittsburgh, former president of the Carnegie Steel Corporation, who will become Secretary of Highways. A life-long training as an engineer fits him for this position, involving vast construction projects and employment of thousands of men. The new Secretary of the Commonwealth, Miss Sophia M. R. O'Hara, the first woman Cabinet officer of the State, has practiced law for 25 years and was for eight years deputy Attorney General. Another newspaper man, G. Albert Stewart, editor of the Clearfleld Progress, has the endorsement of sportsmen and conservationists as Secretary of the Department of Forests and Waters. He is energetic, with progressive ideas that will be of benefit to tho people of the State. There is gratification over the selection of Major Lynn G. Adams as Commissioner of State Motor Police. His long association with the State Police and his unquestioned ability mark him as the man lor the office. So with the others J'-uge James has thus far selected. They are all men of ability, ready to give the kind of service the State should demand. STORING COA1/ FOB 1VAR USE With the backing of the War Department, the Federal Coal Commission and operators, Representative Edmiston of West Virginia has proposed the storage of a hundred million tons of coal in swamps along the Atlantic coast and elsewhere as a part of the war preparedness program. The coal, of the slack variety, would be placed under water to prevent deterioration from exposure to air. - Edmiston's theory is that this supply would forestall transportation difficulties such as confronted the Nation during the World War. There was an acute railroad" car shortage, also a shortage of quality coal. It will be remembered almost any kind of stuff was shipped out of the Connellsville region, much of which was refused at destinations. Experts say it would require 16 square miles of land to store a hundred million bushels. Such places could be made available along the New England and New Jersey coasts, also, at Baltimore and along the Great Lakes. The aim would be to have a sufficient supply for largo industries which might be turned to manufacture of war necessities. Presumably engineers would supervise the storing so that it would not be necessary to go to the expense of practically mining it again. SEXOLOGY -COURSES IX COLLEGES While Pennsylvania State College Is teaching--as it proposes during the next academic year--"what to do do when the honeymoon is over," it might go a little farther and provide a sensible course in, sexology--teaching both young men and young women tho mysteries of BOX life, as applied to both before and after marriage. The college and the university are, or can be, better equipped to provide 1 such instruction, by reason of the greater facilities available. Knowledge of things sexual is of vastly greater importance to young men and young women contemplating marriage than a lot of other college subject matter. And whether the prospect of marriage is there or not, certain facts should be imparted to both sexes. There is a. growing demand for such Instruction, not only in institutions of higher learning but in the elementary^ and high schools. Without doubt the sex emotion ranks around the top, if not the top, of the human category. Boys and girls are taught how to avoid tuberculosis. They are protected against diphtheria and smallpox and rabies and other maladies. They hear never a word, in school, about the exceedingly serious social diseases result- Ing from lack sex of knowledge. Mr. Roger W. Baboon tells the story o£ how he went to see Thomns Edhon during Mr. Edison's last illness and in the course of their conversation asked Mr. Edison of what he thought the next great advance for humanity would consist. Would it be some great Invention, some scientific or chemical discovery? To Mr. Babson's «mnie- mcnt Thomas Edison made the following answer: "I think the Lord is not going to allow us to advance very much faithcr materially until we advance spiritually." It would be Imposslb'c, ot course, to explain wond conditions by one factor and ono factor alone. The world is too compli- cated for that. But surely the outstanding characteristic of modern life Is that many things uro out c' balance; they are in a state c.' disequilibrium. The farm is ut of balance with the city; processes of production are out of balance with capacities to consume; greatest of all, our matciial advantages are out ot balance with our spiritual resources. We have built up a world that so far wo arc not able to manage. The result Is war, depression, revolution. It may bo tliat material progress will stabilize at a certain point until w$ learn spiritually how to utilize material advantages to the upbuilding of-outlives, Instead ot to their destruction. All rlshu reserved--Datum Ncwspiper Syndicate. What's What At a Glance i. Sidelight BAJ.-K FAILURES AT MINIMUM The fact that Pennsylvania has gone through four years with but one bank failure that resulted in loss to depositors is heartening to the public and should materially boost deposits. That is the story revealed in the report of Secretary of Banking Beckrnan to the Governor. Never before In the history of the Keystone State was there a similar record, the secretary says. The loss in that lone failure was insignificant as compared with one we had here in Connellsville several years ago. The record is attributed to improved examination of lending agencies, more highly trained examiners and vigorous prosecution of persons believed guilty of violation of trusts. The small depositor no longer gives much thought to the possibility of losses, because of the Federal deposit insurance protection. Whatever objection bankers may have to this law it meets with the wholehearted approval of the little fellow. BETTER TO CUT OUT THE C03IEDY You probably won't hear Jack Benny joking over the air about being indicted by a Federal grand jury on a smuggling (of jewels) charge. The judge on the Federal bench In New York to which the jury made its presentment probably wouldn't like it. , It's all right for Jack to tell newspapermen "I'm amazed." Also to protest he's innocent--which in the eyes of the law he is until proven guilty--but it's dangerous to take liberties with the courts, and, better, in self-interest, to keep your mouth shut, regardless of what the Constitution sets forth regarding freedom of speech. By CHARLES P. STEWART (Central Press Columnist.) WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 13 -President Roosevelt's Jackson Day speech, virtually inviting conservative Democrats to get out ot the Democratic party, has not restored much peace In the party's ranks, judging fiom comment by Us senators and representatives in Washington. There arc even some pretty good New Dealers who confess, confidentially, that they wish "F. D." had not expressed himself so uncompromisingly. Their idea has been to win conservative Democracy over gradually--not to make any important concessions to it, but not unnecessarily to antagonize it, cither. There also have been plenty of Democrats, generally regarded as of the conservative faction, who have favored lots ot conciliation--indeed, a modicum of acquiescence in New Dcaler- ism, to keep the party's right and left wins together. Vice President John N. Gamer, as is well known, has led this group. Maybe ho still docs, but the Piesident's outipokenness on Jackson Day has made his role extremely difficult. Of course Republican leadership greeted that Jackson Day address with unqualified rejoicing. "Let the Twcedlcdec Democrats," advised the White House tenant, "join the Tweedledum Republicans"--in effect suggesting, "Thus we un-Tweedlcd New Dealers will be left free to become unhampered liberals." G. O. P. Welcomes Them. With shouts of enthusiasm, such Republican managers as Senator Charles L. McNaiy and Representative Joseph W. Martin, G. O. P. bellwethers on Capitol Hill, respond vociferously, "Welcome, brethren! Welcome home!" This docs not suit the Wcked-out Democrats at all well. As Democrats they have been highly influential seniors. As Republicans they will come in as freshmen, If they do come in. Nevertheless, where else have they got to fio? Accordingly fears arc voiced in Democratic quarters that thcro will be a considerable party exodus following that Jackson Day talk--which clearly meant, "Be good or be purged." Quite a few politicians may prefer to anticipate purgation. True, as an offset to possible Democratic defections, the Piesidcnt mada a bid for liberal Republican (and miscellaneous) recruits to the New Deal. Except, Republicans are not likely to shift as readily at the present juncture from their own to tho New Deal side as arc Democrats to shift the other way* Such Republicans as are left arc middling solid. Sore-Heads a Factor. If a Republican is a Republican It is because he believes in Republicanism. There is nothing in It for him. But a Democrat is after a job. If he gels It he is satisfied. If he doesn't he is on the Administration's warpath. Trains into Washington are so crowded with Federal position- seekers that there Isn't Pullman- room for them. Such of these guys as get appointments will be as New Dcalerishly loyal as possible, but there arc not nearly enough appointments to go around among them. There will be some disappointments. For every appointment, there are certain to be several foreheads. That always is the weakness of the party in power. Who's a liberal Ans'way? The President's Jackson Day speech drew a distinction between liberals and conservatives. Now, wrlich is which? I always used to think that Democrats were liberals and that Republicans were conservatives. Grovcr Cleveland spoke ot Republicanism (supposedly he was ,1 libcial in his day) as a "communism of pelf." Prrbcntly ho %\us teimcd an ultra- rcactionaiy. Well, m my time in Washington, I always thought that Democratic Senator Burton K. Wheeler was a Communist; he wjs M considcied; he semi-admltied it. He was a rampant radical. Now the- New Deal iljsbCs him as a Tory. For a long time we have needed two new parties--a conseivative and a liberal, icgardlcss ot Republican and Democratic labels. Today we need three groups: Right, icft and middle. A. D. Graham, president of a Somerset county manufacturing firm which has owned the property rights of the old Pittsburgh, Westmoreland and Somerset Railroad since 1925, says his firm plans to fight any attempt by the State Turnpike Commission to take over its property unless and until a satisfactory settlement is made." Published reports Indicated the commission had paid $2,000,000 to two non-operating railroads for the right-of-way from Harrlsburg to Pittsburgh. Graham said he had not been consulted and stands ready to fight the move In court. Another section of Somerset's new community hospital was pressed into service with the transfer ot X-ray equipment to the new permanent location in the adjoining new section. Officials hope to have the hospital In use In Its entirety by the first of March. As Otkers Think HIGH COST OF DEBT (Cle\ eland Plain Dealer.) One ot the fnvoiite dcfcnscb o£ the Admlmstrjtion'b long-standing bor- row-spcnd progiam must be abandoned. It Is the defcnbC that the rise in tho public debt need glvo no concern because the carrying charges on the piescnt very much greater Indebtedness are no greater than on the lower indebtedness ot the middle 1920*6. With this oar's deficit, which will be not much under $4,000,000,000 and a deficit next year approx.mntcly the bame, that will no longer be true. Evc.i with the artificially low money rates the Government has been able to maintain, largely for the purpose of holding down the debt charges the cost of debt services Is rising and will appioxlmate $1,500,000,000 next year. In a majority ot cases of uncontrolled public expenditures such as c.'rs it has been tho mounting costs of debt service, plus the adverse effects of incrcnsing public indebtedness upon business confidence, tha has paved the way for cither a reversal of fiscal policy and n reduction in expenditures or serious inflation Probably the point has not been reached where the cost ot servieini the debt will affect the fiscal policy of this Government, but In a total ex fjendittire of approximately $0,000, 000,000 an item of $1,500,000,000 fo interest and sinking fund charge cannot be taken lightly. Let thl item rise by another $1,000,000,000 a a result of higher money rates o greater deficits, or both, and It ma very well be th= determining facto m the financial events and possibl the history of the next decade. How far can a person with norma vision see at sen? Standing at height of 40 feet above the waves h can sec seven and one-fourth nautica miles. A nautical mile, or knot, 0,080 foot, approximately one an one-seventh land miles. A United Press dispatch from Zanzibar says the native men of that country have usurped their women folks' most womanly occupation-minding the baby. "Domestic service is performed by males, a few women being employed as nursemaids, although tho service Is usually performed by males," n report of the protectorate says. "The extent to which female labor is employed is best conveyed In the expression that 'even the washerwomen are men.' And to a certain extent, man is getting his apprentice tenure In the good old U. S. A. NEWS BE THE NE By PAULMALLOK WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.--The in-j -icpendcnt thinkers and the Garner] boys arc being boosted quietly but urcly into the stirrups in Congress. This is saddling time. Houso committee vacancies are being filled. Leaders treat the matter as dull routine. The public pays no attcn- ion. Yet insiders know the big Issues of the coming two years are really being decided now by the se- cction of the men to the committees which control legislation in the lower house. It is, therefore, a matter of some significance that the Democratic caucus gave the highest number ot votes for a vacancy on the all-important House Ways and Means Hommiltee to: Milton West, a Texan, a Garner man, one whom Mr. Roosevelt possibly would call a ycs-but-er, who certainly will want to be sure how anything is going to work out before he votes for it._ The three otfier candidates for the three other vacancies on this committee which originates tax, tariff and other financial legislation, finished in the following order: 2. Maloney of New Orleans, another independent thinker. 3. Pat Boland of Scran ton, Pa. House whip, a Roosevclt-on-practl- cally-cvcrything man. 4. McKeough of Chicago, Roosevelt-on-evcrything - he - could- posslbly-th!nk-of-man. ' It means the two top favorites with the House Democrats were no Roosevelt choices. It also means tha any time three Democrats think the Adminlbtration Is wrong on any Issue and join with the Republicans, Roose veil will lose control,of tax, tariff nd financial legislation at the source. Ways and Means Democrats also elect the other committees ot the House, most important of which is tie Rules Committee controlling the House program. Latest slate for the four Rules Committee vacancies as this was vrittcn included: Colmcr of Miss- ssippi, Delancy of New York, Dempey of NciV Mexico and Costello of California (although Costello, a New Dealer, is supposed to be declining he honor.) Careful Inner checking on how this revised Rules Committee would stand on the question of executive domination indicates: It would be eight to six against under the most favorable Roosevelt circumstances, 10 to four against xm- dcr ordinary circumstances. A baffling appointment was that oi Clyde Williams, a Rooscvelt-on-most- cverything man, to the anti-monopoly investigating committee in place of the purged purgcr. Representative Eichcr of Iowa. Choice was made by Speaker Bankhead, who slipped his announcement into such an obscure crevice ot the Congressional Reroid on the opening day -that not a single newspaperman knew the appointment had been made until nine days late. Williams' friends expect him to join the downtown New Deal economists, thus preserving their one vote majority in the committee. But they arc not sure because he has manifested some stubborn and independent tendencies. Standing of the corn- Continued on Page Fourteen. A West Virginia stale senator announced he was going to introduce a bill making it illegal to cast straight ballots under parly insignia at elections. He said he favored elimination of straight ballots because a dead man at Wheeling was recently elected by a landslide. Stray Thoughts By S. M. DeHOrr Certainly there's no justification for Harry Hopkins' face to turn scarlet when the President himself. In explaining our hugs National budget shortage to the 76th Congress, said: "The balance of the deficit has been an investment In the conservation ot our human resources, and I do not regard a penny of it as wasted." If John Rankln wouldn't go to the trouble of replying to a letter concerning my county tax assessment, why should anybody expect him to do anything about inspecting a Con- nellsvillc ailing bridge? Add Dr. Frederick A. Cook, one time sensational Arctic explorer, to the list of forgotten folks. Trying to figure out what my kid-hood reactions would have been had my mother served green lima beans and strawberries for a Sunday dinner--in January. Although I'vo known the fellow, and worked alongside him you might say, f t r years, and what's more, even commented on him frequently hi this space, not till a few days ago did I leam his C-sl name is "Carr"--not "Sam," or "Carl." If a poker player handed out as many I. O. U.'s as the New Deal, he's be ruled out of the game in far less than eight years, A good laugh is the best medicine a fellow can take--and the least expensive. Let's go to press. Factographs It taken mail from 23 to 2G days to go from New York to British East Africa--Kenya, or Uganda protector- ale. The World War was eight times larger than all the other recorded wars combined. Angkor Is a ruined city in the jungles of CaaJxjdjj, Asia. It was HOME REMEDIES When I was a youngster small, when one of us fell 111. The mother dosed us first of all with Just a quinine pill The mustard planter followed next, it vain tint seemed to be. She brewed the mott distressful cup then known as flnxsccd lea. But when exhausted were her means, II «he had need ot more. To alt upon the ca»e the called tho friend who Jived next door. Thoy pinned Uieir faith to senna tea and camphorated oil And something \\lth a curious nam which looked like Harden toll. But If the fever didn't break and won the patient tfrcu. The lady just across tho \^ay was asked what she would do. If Iho laid: "Call a doctor In," as by thi bed they jat. It frightened mother Just to think u sick enough for that. Those wore the days when doctors knew \vhenevcr they were hailed That oil the herbs and poultices and quinine pills had failed; The neighbors had all given up the fl«ht they couldn't win. The dreadful time had come at last to call the doctor In, Yet looking back sometimes I think with all that w« endure There wasn t %ery much distress that mother couldn't cure. discovered in the latter part of the last century by a French traveler Angkor was founded in the ninth century and lasted until the Hth maintaining one of the most sumptuous courts in all history for its kings DAVIDSON'S- "Meet Me at Davidson's" It Had to Come! ... and like every other good thing ... it had to end ... so this week sees the end of our clearance of winter merchandise COATS DRESSES SUITS HATS at savings of (And you can charge them if you wish) Exquisite, hard to flnd prints that stand out in a whole season of prints . . . distinguished designs, in motifs so innately refined they escape being flamboyant while keeping an arresting · individuality you'll adore. 3.95 5.95 7.95 Amazing Values 59.00,69.00 ' and even 79.00 COATS featured at one low price · 48-°° You've never seen their equal at such a low price! · Velour du Nord, Mink, dyed Muskrat, Silver Fox, Wolf . .. lavishly used! 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