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LAST E D1T1ON . The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. PRICE 2 VOL. 36, NO. 51. Tho Weekly Courier. Founded July 17, 1870. I Merced. Tbo Dally Courier. Founded November 10, ISOi. | July 18, IMS CONNELLSVILLE, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 4, 193S. TEN PAGES. School Board to Teach Council Lesson About Economy in Spending Peggy's Senior Now |. Weihe and Campbell Delay Payment for Addresso'graph. USE IT AS WEDGE, URGES LATTER MAYOR SITS ON MILK BOTTLE; NOW STITCH ED The Board of Education is going to take its time about paying its share-one-third--of the cost of the address- ograph system that has been established in the office of the city treasurer, it was indicated Monday night. The school board has been assessed $1,015.32, the same as City Council and the county commissioners, but President Clyde R. Wcihe feels that the addrcssograph machine was bought merely for the convenience of the treasurer's office. "They might take a notion in a month or so -to buy some kind of filing cabinets and we'd be expected to pay a third of the cost," Weihe said, adding that if the system had decreased the cost of collection of taxes it might Justify the expenditure but he said he didn't sec it. When'the discussion first got under way, Weihe was positive in his stand that he would vote f'no" on a motion to pay the bill but later he said the board might let the bill get old and then "they'll not be so hasty in making-more bills." The directors were somewhat hazy about its early part in the discussions when the machine was first broached. Some members assert the board originally agreed to bear one-third of the cost. William L. Zollars insisted that he wanted "to sec some action" on il but Director Clyde S. Campbell said that the bill should not be paid at once and that it should be used as a wedge against City Council in getting in the future what it (the school board) wanted from thai body. The director said he had in mind an ordinance providing for vacating o^ several streets in the vicinity 01 the school athletic field, contending Council. had'; long deferred action on it, .^ ' · ' The bilt-\vas laid aside and nothing done about it although it was reported that both the city and county have already paid their share of the cost. Directors Zollars and Danie' Durie felt the bill should be paid both stressing the advantages of thi system in that it makes an accurate check on taxable property and ha 1 brought out many that have not been properly" assessed. They felt the expenditure was justified. South's Most Notorious Felons Caught by G-Men By United Press. CHARLOTTE, N. C., Jon. 4.--The jrcatcst manhunt in North Carolina listory ended today with the capture f Bill Payne and Wash Turner, de- cribcd by the Federal Bureau of In- ·cstigation as the two most notorious desperadoes in the South. Captured by a dozen G-men at Sanford, N. C., the two bad men who re accused of murder, kidnaping and obbcry, were to be turned over to v'orth Carolina authorities today. Their capture ended an intensive nanhunt begun on February 15 937, when seven convicts at Caledonia prison kidnaped two officials and escaped. The last of the seven o be caught, Payne and Tumcy probably will be returned to the rison farm. They are charged with the murder f Highway Patrolman George C enn last August 22, the $3,383 rob- ery of the Bank of Montgomery nd the abduction of at least two persons. Ellenbogen Warns Wages-Hours Bill Must Be Adopted By United Press. PITTSBURGH, Jan. 4--The Amer Jean people "are not v/illing to starv through another depression," Com mon Pleas' Judge Henry Ellenbogen warned last night as he urged en actment of the wages and hours bill by Congress as a means to avert fur ther depressions. The former congressman blame* the lack of "purchasing power o more than one-third of our popula tion" as the "greatest single dange to our national safety and to our economic stability." "The only solution of this prob lem is to create purchasing powe for these people. Such a solution : embodied in the Wage and Hour bi pending in the Congress," Judge El lenbogcn said. In reply to Judge Ellenbogen Colonel Samuel Harden Church president of Carnegie Institute stressed the high cost of .governmen under the New Deal and urge President Roosevelt to 'break u your bureaus and balance your budget" WALL ASKS DEAN CASE BE QUASHED UNIONTOWN, Jan. 4.--The Fay ette county courts this afternoo were asked to sanction a nolle pro against Miss Florence Dean, centra figure in the Monaghan case, charge with assisting Frank C. Monaghan in his assault upon County Detectiv John C. Wall. The petition was prepared by Dis trict Attorney James A. Reilly at th suggestion of the county detective. Wall said: "I am willing to wipe the whol thing off the map and let it go a that." The petition was cxpecteO to b granted. Just Off the Wire By Ulicd Press. BUTLER, Pa., Jan. 4.--Floyd Tal 20-year-old athlete-church worke today was sentenced to serve 1 years in Western Penitentiary fi Iho serious wonndinr of his mother best friend. \ By United Press. PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 4.--Mayor oseph K. Carson, Jr., was rccovcr- ig today from injuries. A milk bottle on which he was sit- ng collapsed. A parlor game was responsible, ach guest was assigned to sit on the urvcd side of the bottle, with both eet outstretched, and to write his ame on a piece of paper. But the bottle just couldn't take it. 'hrce stitches were required to close he mayor's wound. Campbell Hopes "Off Record" Talk Won't Irk Legion School Director Clyde S. Campbcl doesn't want the American Legion to get "sore" at him but he felt that he should complain to the Board o Education Monday night about thi practice of persons rehearsing in thi High School auditorium smokin cigarets and then throwing the stub on the floor. He was specific about the directo of the Legion show, now in rehearsal and then said that those in the cas smoked on and behind the stage. The board indicated it would pu up some signs: "Positively no smoking." The only drawback, however, that some people don't believe signs. This, Director Campbell told th reporters--not asked them--was "o the record." Also he didn't want an publicity given the plan to chang the automatic emergency lightin system from the present battery set up to a gKS or water driven type. Hudson to Double Working Force; Put Out Low-Price Ca DETROIT, Jan. 4.--Hudson Moto Car Company announced today will redouble its present workin force and spend $11,000,000 in th next lew weeks in production of new, low-priced automobile. The announcement was made b A. E. Barit, president of the com pany, at a special meeting of dealer and publishers here. The present working force is 6,00 men, Barit said. This will be double and stepped up to full-time produc tion, he said, as part of n plan 'put men and money back to work William J. Crow Unionfown Mayo UNIONTOWN, Jan. 4.--William Crow was inaugurated mayor Unionlown on Monday as a succcsso to John Q. Adams, who did not see reelection after a tenure of a year. Also inducted were Councilme I. Wendell Rider and Charles '. Bierer, the latter succeeding John C Reisinger. Will Probated. GREENSBURG, Jan. 4.--The wi of Robert H. Wolf, late o£ Smithto was probated here. The estate valued at $20,000 and Daniel B Helm is the executor. A life intere in the estate has been willed Elizabeth Wolf and at her death tl remainder goes in equal shares Ralph Wolf, Bessie Wolf nnd Maz Wolf. The West Penn Power Company vas given permission to mqkc a study of the High School building to determine the cost of changing the present lighting system to the ultramodern plan ai is in vogue in the so-called "model room." School Board Monday night also nstr-jcted that figures be presented .o show the cost of maintenance of the new system. It. was pointed out that illumlna- .ion conditions in the High School juilding were the poorest of any in he public schools of the city. "We're really interested but it is a question of finances with us," President Clyde R. Weihe said. Ann Landon . . . mucli In news In 1936 A little over a year ago this charming: young- girl was much in the news. She IB Peggy Ann Landon, daughter of the 1S36 Republican presidential nominee. Peggy now Is a senior at tho University ot Kansas. This picture was made during a holiday visit to a friend in Wichita. --Central Frcu MONOPOLY I N Q U I R Y O P P O S E D slew Deal's Projected Probe Faces Congressional Ire. H. S.j Has Worst Lighting System In Entire City Cupid Creates Furore; Gir G-Men Called But Not Harmed, Only Wed EXHAUSTION HALTS BATTLE FOR T E R U E L By HARRISON LAROCHE United Press Stafl.' Correspondent. · HENDAYE, French-Spanish Frontier, Jan. 4.--The grim battle between Spanish nationalists and loyalists for the old town of Tcruel reached a momentary stalemate today. Dispatches indicated that the nationalist offensive, one into which the insurgents had put everything they could muster, had stopped. For six days the pick of the nationalist and loyalist armies had fought in snow ari'd ice, ill-fed, ill- clad, under a day and night rain of death from artillery, machine guns r, 1mivl nv and airplanes. It was indicated that I ,, " " , ' , , Ford Company Official Alarmed When Daughter Disappears. UNITED PRESS "SOLVES" CASE By United Prcs: YPSILANTI, Mich., Jan. 4.-G e r t r u d e Bennett, 17-year-old daughter of Harry Bennett of the Ford Company, was married llist night to Russell Hughes at Auburn, Ind., it was announced at the Bennett home today. The marriage was performed by Justice of the Peace Miles Baxter nt Auburn shortly after the couple, who had eloped from here earlier in the evening, had obtained a license, according to Captain Don Leonard ot the state police, summoned by a worried father to investigate the strange absence of the girl. The marriage was confirmed. Leonard said, shortly after the Bennett home was informed by the United Press that the couple had obtained a marriage license. YPSILANTI, Mich., Jan. 4.--Federal agents and all Michigan police joined in a feverish search today for 17-year-old Gertrude Bennett, daughter of a wealthy Ford Motor "---· -""-'a), who last was seen By JOE ALEX MORRIS United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Jan. 4.--Admin- stration leaders headed Congress oday along a bitterly controvcrsia path leading to tax revision, Fedcra economics, unemployment problems and possibly, a sensational investigation of monopolies. Legislation of vital importance to he Nation's business--with accen m monopoly--dominated the opcn- ng of the third session of the 75th Congress as a result of President Roosevelt's message calling for a alanced economy and of plans by h New Dealers for a trust- busting Inquiry that might rival the "enate banking inquiry directed by Ferdinand Pecora. Preparatory to Mr. Roosevelt's budget message of Wednesday, reporting a decreased deficit but another failure to balance income and outgo, congressional reaction to his anti-monopoly and business-aid pro- jram varied along conservative and liberal lines. The projected monopoly investigation plans appeared certain to arouse wide opposition in Congress. The extent to which they would be carried was uncertain. But developments left no doubt as to the emphasis the Administration is placing on that phase of the business problem and Continued on Page Six. the point of absolute exhaustion was reached yesterday and that fresh troops must be sent into the lines to carry on. Dispatches from the loyalists show a plain, if guarded, surge of hope that the nationalist offensive had failed. The feeling seemed to be that even if the nationalists did succeed now in recapturing Terucl, taken from them a few days before Christmas, their long-laid plans for a gigantic drive to cut Valencia from Barcelona, and Madrid from both, must be abandoned. Rain, driven by winds that Continued on Page Six, nearly 20 hours ago driving away with Russell Hughes, a college classmate and sweetheart. Harry Bennett, the girl's father and personnel director of the Ford Company, was convinced she was in danger. He discounted a theory that Gertrude and Hughes had eloped. Bennett was certain his daughter would have called "before this" if she planned to be married. "I know she would have called me before this it she had gone off to get married," Bennett told reporters in his first interview since Gertrude disappeared. Obviously worn from his Continued on Page Six. long Gov. Earie Orders Margiofti's Chauffeur Held as Speeder New Solicitor's First Job Quest For Back Tuition Delinquent high rchool tuition on July 5, 1D37, aggregated $52,190, Director William L. Zollars reported to the Board of Education Monday night and it was decided that Solicitor Samuel D. Braemer be instructed to forward bills to districts owing the money. II was pointed out that Ohiopyle owes $G,290, Donegal $90, Mcnallen Township $270 and Smithtteld $90 among others who have neglected their accounts for sometime. Mr. Zollars said that the collections on individual tuition had been very good. "The taxpayers are not entitled to be saddled with the burden ot financing non-resident students through high school," he added. MONESSENMAN .WESTMORELAND JAIL TURNKEY GREENSBURG, Jan. 4 George Kopko of Monessen today had been elected county jail turnkey by the county prison board which upheld the recommendation of Warden C. O. Campbell that Levi Miller, East Huntingdon township, be asked to resign as turnkey. · The board late yesterday heard Campbell's charge that Miller had neglected his duty. Dr. L. F. Long of Harrison City, near Jcannette, was elected prisor physician; replacing Dr. A. J. Porter of Grcensburg. Hospital Patients. John Kennedy ot Cotmcllsvillt;, R. D. 2, Mary Grimm of Snyder street and Miss Kathleen Baker of McCormick avenue have been admitted to the Hospital for treatment. Former Smithficld Man Dies. James Shoat, formerly of Smith- Held, died Saturday at the home «f a daughter. Mrs. William Hague, of Allcndale, N. J. Heavy Demand For Matthews' Dinner Tickets An unprecedented response by the people ot Connellsville and vicinity :o the testimonial dinner arranged by :he Board c · Trade in honor of Judge Ross S. Mttthews was reported this morning by T. D. Gardner, chairman of the ticket committee. Already more than two-thirds of the number that may be accommodated by limited facilities at Pleasant Valley Country Club have made reservations by purchasing tickets. It is believed that the entire number will be exhausted by the first of next week. The dinner will be held on the evening ol Thursday, January 13. Judge Matthews is the first citizen of this city to attain the Fayette county bench. His popularity here developed a tremendous vote last November and is being reaffirmed by the demand for dinner reservations. Mr. Gardner said today that Connellsville persons desiring to attend the affair sl-ould get tickets at once as friends of Mr. Matthews residing in other parts of the county are requesting them and it is impossible to enlarge the number which may be accommodated at the country club. The available space has been accurately measured and tickets will be sold only until the last seat is taken. There will be none for last-minute requests. By United Prcw." HARRISBURG, Jan. 4.--Governor icorge H. Earlc today ordered the arrest of Attorney General Charles F. Margiotti's chauffeur, William Brilbart, ot Rossiter, for speeding hrough Steclton, a suburb of the Capital. Earle announced recently that any driver violating the 50-mile speed imit would lose his license for days regardless of "political or financial influence." BouKlmcr Funeral Wednesday. UNIONTOWN. Jan. 4.--The funeral service for Otho Minor Eougliner, 81, who died Monday morning at his home, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock ar. his home at 255 McClellandtown road. Rev. Dr. William Blake Hmdman, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Interment will be made in Oak Grove Cemetery. Westmoreland Lcclon Wednesday. GREENSBURG, Jan. 4--The Westmoreland County Council, American Legion, will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday evening at 6:30 o'clock in the Jeannette Municipal building. The Weather Snow flurries tonight, probably clearing Wednesday morning; slightly colder tonight, colder Wednesday is the noon weather forecast Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Record. 1938 1037 Maximum - « SI .Minimum . 3L' 28 Mean . - - - '-IS 11 for liwanis Officers Will Be Installed By Governor Weimer Officers of the Kiwanis Club wil be installed at tomorrow's meeting Governor Peter R. Wcimcr, a member of the local club, will have charge of the installation. John M Young will succeed Paul O. Malone as president. JOHNSTOWN MEN SENT UP FOR ROBBERIES A Queen Is She UPS By United Prebi. JOHNSTOWN, Jan. 4 Pleading guilty to charges of breaking, enter ing and robbery, Henry Kent, 35, o Johnstown, today was sentenced tc three and a half to seven years in ""'cstern Penitentiary. A companion, Clyde Cobaugh, 33 also-of Johnstown, was sentenced in Cambria county court to one and a half to three years in county jail. Francis Bcrchcy, IB, of Johnstown third member of the purportcc bandit tno, was placed on parole fo five years. The three are accused o robbing two stores in Cambria coun ty and carting the safes from t.i stores to obtain more than $700 ir loot. Officers said Kent and Cobaugh ar 'wanted in Indiana, Somerset and Westmoreland counties on charges o robbery and detainers likely will b placed against them. The two were arrested in Chicag recently. Alio arrested at thf tim was Rose King, 21, who is free o: bail. LOCAL VETS HEAR STATE COMMANDER Many Connellsville members o the Veterans of Foreign Wars wi go to Uniontown tonight for th meeting of the Fayette County Coun cil to be addressed by State Depart ment Commander John V. Horan o Philadelphia and other State officials The Slate party was to stop i ConnellbVille late this afternoon an a delegation will go to Uniontown. Phyllis McGovcrn · .. . Queen of Snows Queen ot the Vermont Snows. That's the title conferred upon Phyllis McGovern, 19, by Gov. George D. "Aikcn at Jcffcrsonville, Vt. Miss McGovern, who is a student at the University of'Vermont, is from Cambridge, Vt --Central Prest Over 2,000 ·nroll First Day -or Insurance DRIVE AGAIN Campaign Against Railroad Junction Under Way. EXTEND LINES" " : " TO STOP RETREAT By EDWARD W. BEATTIE United Press Staff Correspondent, SHANGHAI, Jan. 4.--Japanese armies drove across rich Shantung province today in'a'swift campaign against Suchow, important railroad junction in northern Kiangsu- province. - . A Japanese army - spokesman", asserted that" the Shangtung drive had reached Tawcnkuo, 25 miles south of Taian, and 'a point six miles south' of Feiching, west of Tsinan. The.Domei (Japanese) news agency reported from Taian that the Japanese were extending-their-lines toward the almost devastated city, ot Tsingtao in', an" effort, to cut off a Chinese retreat ,, ... V.. With thc,.occupation ot-Tawcnkuo, according to the reports,, the-Japanese routed the Chinese in the mountains near Chlchshou, 20 miles south of Fcicheng, at Wangchwang, 20 miles southwest of Fcicheng, and at' the Tsingshinkwan'mountain pass, at the foot of China's sacred'mountain of Taishan. The .Domei. agency also claimed that the Japanese occupied Tuschu- kowchen, -on the Tsingtao-Tsinan railway. Registration of the unemployed vho claim eligibility for insuvancc under the State plan started Monday vith a rush, which was continuing today. According to Igures given out n Uniontown some 2,100 claims were executed in the county, including norc than 800 in Cor.ndllsville, where ong lines filed into the Weihe Build- ng. Many who were ineligible appeared at ofliccs in the county designated by he county organization. Included were WPA employes. How long the registration will last or how many there arc to be enrolled was a matter for speculation. HARRISBURG, Jan. 4.--Upwcids ot 75,000 unemployed filed unemployment compensation claims on the irst day for registration, State of- Icials estimated today. Ernest Kcllcy, director ot the division of unemployment compensation, predicted Ihe registration in the State's 93 district offices would top 175,000 .by the end of the week. Woman Takes Office . As County Treasurer Special to .The Courier. SOMERSET, Jan. 4.--Mrs. Neva S. Longridgc Monday became Somerset county's first woman treasurer as she assumed an office held by her husband, George L., at the time ot His death last June 7. She succeeded, however, George H. Krissingcr, who had been appointed by Governor Earlc and whom she defeated by over 2,000 votes in November. Dr. F. E. Sass became the new coroner, succeeding Dr. William J, Logue of Mcycrsdale who did not seek reelection. "Dr. Logue had been appointed by the Governor upon the death ot-Dr. H. A. Zimmerman in March. ' Jury Commissioner J. W. Brougher replaced Millard Walker. " · Seek Court Aid To Hurry Public PoWer Projects By United Press. WASHINGTON, Jan. 4.--Attorney General Homer S. Cummings announced today that the Government* will seek immediate dissolution of injunctions blocking Public Works Administration plans to give ' industry a $I46,9rZ,808 "shot in the arm" through construction of 61 public power projects in 23 states. · Cummings planned to act immediately to sweep aside the injunctions after PWA Administrator Harold L. Ickcs gave instructions to go ahead on the developments. Ickes proposed that the construction work would be speeded as much as possible so that the projects could exert a maximum of influerice'~~on unemployment, increased by the business recession. v The unanimous court decision in the PWA case was delivered yesterday by Justice George Sutherland. It rejected two attacks on the validity of PWA loans and grants to municipalities for construction of power systems. All the justices agreed that'public utilities were barred from challenging the PWA program because municipal power systems constituted »fully. authorized and legal competition. The power ~ projects "on which construction orders aro now being issued qnd the cost of each project include: -~ '- -- ' - ~~ Pennsylvania--Mycrstown, $152,700. TWO NEW TEACHERS IN CITY SCHOOLS Two new teachers began work-in the city school-, on Monday as classes were resumed after the Christmas holidays. " Miss Sylvia Sullivan of Connells- villc who had been teaching in Mount Pleasant township succeeded Miss Lcona Shumaker, resigned, in . the elementary schools. Miss Gene Swartz of Derry "replaced Miss Barbara Clark, resigned, as physical education instructor in the elementary schools. Miss Swartz had been located in Derry township for five years up until this term. Miss Clark has gone to Bradford after being here for nine years. Railroads Given Advice. WASHINGTON, Jan. 4.--The Interstate Commerce Commission, in its annual report, to Congress, advised the railroads to make their service more attractive, to' reduce operating costs and not to rely too much on rate increases as a reiredy for economic ills. State Auto: Death Toll for 1937 Put Officially at 2,646 · By United Press. ' ~ HARRISBURG, Jan. 4.--Pcnnsyl- ania's highway accident toll for the year 1037; which marked the start of the most intense State-wide safety campaign in the history of the automobile," was fixed officially today at 2,646 dead and 60,447 injured. The figures were complied by the State Bureau of Highway Patrol and Safety from the records of the Pennsylvania Motor Police and local traffic authorities. It was the largest sacrifice of human life ever claimed in this Stats by modem high-speed transportation. In 1935'the toll was 1,887 killed and 48,398 injured, in 1936, .2,411 lulled and 50,854 injured. Despite untiring appeals from State and national leaders, insurance companies and motorists organizations, the safety bureau reported that seven persons died'and 164 persons were injured, many seriously, every day during the year just ended. ARRESTS FORMER ALDERMAN; SAYS COSTS NOT PAID Bank Statements Called. HARRISBURG, Jan. 4. -- Stale Banking Secretary Irland McK. Deckman issued a call late yesterday for reports of condition of State Banks, trust companies, savings banks nnd private banks, ?s of Dc- UNIONTOWN, Jan. 4.--Former Alderman Frank R. Foster today was arrested on information made before Squire'Seph Minerd ot South" Union township by Constable Colvin Craft, who alleges Foster failed and refused to pay him costs amounting to $10.50.' A hearing will be held tonight. The costs involved arc attached to , - - -..s. I.V.IM ·itvu*v*,u cut; ULlclKJIlirU LW He said the sports msibt ,a Continental No. 1 case in which the be published. ' constable made two arrests.

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