The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 13, 1939 · Page 9
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January 13, 1939

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 9

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Second Part Pagds 9 to 16 VOL,. 37, NO. 53. CONNELLSVILLE. PA., FIUDAX EVENING, JANUAKT 13, 1039. SIXTEEN PAGES. Annual State Farm Show to Open Monday; Prizes Aggregate $42,500 Record Gathering Honors Cavalcante; 925 Attend Dinner N e w Arena Building, Erected at Cost of Over Million, Completed. AFFAIR TO BE BIGGEST EVER EX-CONVICT KILLS DOCTOR OVER GRUDGE Special to The Courier. HARRISBURC, Jan. 13.--Completed plans lor the 23rd annual State Farm Show to be held here January 10-20 "will make it the largest and most complete" in the exposition's history, according to a show commission announcement. The show will be the first to use the recently completed $1,200,000 arena building, providing twice as much exhibiting space as the old building. Following is the program as announced by the commission: Formal opening and dedication of the arena building Monday, January 16, featuring a parade and concert by tha Future Farmers of America and their 100-picce band. Tuesday, entertainment by vocational school members and Future Farmers. Wednesday, a rodeo by the State Motor Police. Thursday, horse shoe pitching contests lor farmers; "horse pulling" contests, and a parade of prize livestock. Friday and Saturday, a horse show. The commission said 8,161 cash prizes totaling $42,524 would be awarded exhibitors and contestants. Entries in livestock classes closed in December and the commission said the number of exhibits will break all previous records. The lists show 1,462 head of prize horses, sheep, swine, dairy and beef cattle, and 4,000 fowls have been entered. The livestock will occupy six large sections of the main exposition and arena buildings. Commission members are Governor George H. Earlc, Agriculture Secretary J. Hanscll French, Deputy Agriculture Secretary Harry M. Turrell, Show Director M. J. Grimes, and ?red Cook, Paul Thayer, Raymond U. Arnold, H. C. Fcttcrolf, R. L. "Watts, and M. S. McDowcE. By United Press. WILMETTE, 111., Jan. 13.-- John Quinn, 55, sat in a detention room today and told police a slory of hate -- a hate so bitter it drove him to kill his brother-in-law. Dr. Gordon E. Mordoff, 50, who in 1936 lost a sensational court battle involving paternity ol a boy he had believed was his son. Quinn, a slight gray-haired man, is a shoemaker and an ex-convict. He was n brother of Mordoil's wife, Madge, who died February 10, 1936, at the age of 51 shortly before the paternity case came to trial. At the time of her death Quinn accused Mordoff of having poisoned her, although physicians had found she lad died from natural causes. He repeated his accusation during the paternily Irial and again today after he had been seized at his Chicago home. 'I hated the man," he told Police Chief Henry Brautigan. "He pois- Sally fo Wear Clothes For Concerf Version Of Her Bubble Dance By United Press. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13.--Sally Rand will put on some clothes Sunday and present to a critical audience of dance enthusiasts her concert version of the "bubble dance" she does nightly before-gaping admirers in a local night club. Sharing the bill with her as a top flight attraction at the recital will be Michio Ito, a Japanese, whoso fame at one time was known in dance circle around the world. It is for him that Miss Rand and other bay area residents of recital calibre will appear at the Curran Theatre, hopeful of raising funds for Ihe subsidization of a San Francisco dance repertory theatre. Ito, who is slated to become head of the new theatre a£tcr lean years ;is an artist somewhat lost in the bustle and blare of Los Angeles, will dance his widely-known "Persian fantasy" and his famous ''pizzicato." The "pizzicato" he will do os a solo number, the "fantasy" with Miss Hand.' She also will do "The White Peacock" to Grilles' music and "The Little Shepherd" to Debussy's. An "invitation to the public" to attend the recital was sent out under Miss Rand's signature on peach- colored paper. It contrasted strangely wilh former announcements of her appearances--Ihe "barkers" shouting word of her fan dance at the Chicago World's Fair lor example. "You will not only be given an extraordinary opportunity to see an unusually interesting and varied program of the dance," she said, "but It will prove an added inspiration to the artists." oned my sister. He and abused ber. "I've brooded and neglected her brooded since her death. I wasn't a drinking man but since she died I've been drinking constantly. It was his frame-up on which I -was sent to prison once on a larceny charge. "I Just couldn't stand it any longer, I planned to get him i£ I had to burn for it." Mordoff was slain in his office late yesterday before two witnesses. Quinn walked deliberately Into Mordoff's Inner consultation room and fired two .shots, both of which went wild. Mordoff fled into the quarters of a dentist, Dr. Floyd L. McGrath, who was treating a patient. Behind him come Quinn, a still-smoking pistol in his hand. "Don't shoot me," Mordoff pleaded. Quinn Crod a third shot. The bullet went through Mordoff's body and grazed McGrath's abdomen. It was spent, however, and did not puncture the skin. ·After that," Quinn said, "I left the office and walked down the corridor. I reloaded the gun and was going bock and shoot him again. I thought I hadn't done a good job. But I decided to leave." He went home and Mordofl died in McGrath's trms without telling who shot him. Police got their first clew to Quinn as a suspect from Gordon Mordoff, II, son of the i*"cicinn, who said Quinn had threatened his father several times and only Wednesday night had been at his home looking for him. 'I warned Mordoff said. my father," young He laughed it oft and boy, known variously as Mordoft, III, and Reginald said Quinn probably was drinking and that nothing serious was going to happen." The elder Mordoff was prominent in Wilmettc, a wealthy suburb of Chicago. The case that gave him notoriety involved a three-year-old Gordon Arthur Mann, but more commonly as "Sonny Boy." He claimed Uie boy was born to his wife September 2, 1932, at Minneapolis. Miss Margaret Mann, Chicago, claimed It was born to her at St Vincent's Orphanage, Chicago, May ID, 1932. She said the child had been sent to board in the Mordoff home a few weeks after birth. Mordoff testified his wife had been In Minneapolis for the birth of a baby and had never indicated that "Sonny Boy" was anything but his own son. A circuit judge held that Miss Mann was the mother and that Mrs. Mordoff apparently had substituted "Sonny Boy" for a child who had died. Police said Quinn had served a term in the state prison at Joliet, SANITARY ME" MARKET Across From Pnrnmonnt Theatre Buy for Cash and Pay Less PORK ROAST Calllcs Style, 3 to 5 Ib. Piece . !2y 2 c SAUSAGE 3 ibs. 50c FRESH PIG FEET 5 Ibs. 25c POKK CHOPS 5 Ibs. $1 Fresh Pork Side PC. ISclb Sliced, 2U- IORK in us 2 Ibs. 25c Home .lladc PUDDIXG 15clb. Veal Chops ss, 2 «* 25c GROUND BEEF 2 Ibs. 25c Beef, Pork Vcnl Grouiid 3 Ibs. 50c BONELESS ROLLED BEEF ROAST (Special) 21clb. Fnt Backs, Salt Cored Oc found 999,999 to Go Josephine Truslow Adams, direct descendant of President John Adams, puts the first eignitorc on a petition to lift the embargo against Spnin, for which one mil-, lion signers arc planned. The U. S. Capitol is In background. Miss , Adams is nn art teacher nt Swarthmore College, Pn. (Central Frets) ra- CHINA TO BUY 200 COMBAT PLANES FROM BELLANCA Continued trom Page One. the senator for championinz the cause of the working man.' 'Senator Cavalcante has given loy- -ilty to the highest court of all--that of God--in his untiring efforts to bolter the interests of the working man," he said. Senator John H. Dent of Wcst- rroreland county expressed surprise at such a testimonial In honor of a member of the new minority in view ol the November 8 election outcome. 'With the illustrious names o£ the past, we can add that of Tony Caval- c.inle as one who carries the torch for the people of Foyette county and Pennsylvania in the halls of the Senate," Senator Dent declared. He has fought with his colleagues, even, in order that the principles of democracy would not be overlooked by the leaders of his party. And the kind of leadership Tony shows-and will continue to display--will insure a government of the people nnd for the pco Commonwealth. "We all respect his honesty, we all wlpuml oro , respect his integrity and we roped I c i assc , ) et j by Si above all the patriotism and that fighting spirit he has always displayed when someone attock.s thnt Guardsmen Get Recognition For Flood Service Court Says Miners' Union Can't Be Suet Special to The Courier. JOHNSTOWN, Jan. 13. -- Judge John H. McCann ruled here local units of the United Mine Workers of America could not be named defendants in suits for the recovery of property because the organization was not incorporated. He ordered a non-suit for Raymond Allison who sought to recover 214 theatre chairs from the Revloc Local of the U. M. W. A. Allison claimed the local ordered the chairs but failed to pay for them. Judge McCann, president judge of the Cambria county court, said that although Allison had no "adequate- remedy" at law he could take the case into a court for equity. 111., on a larceny charge, the case which he charged MorilofY hiid framed him. He was released in 1915. principle ui»n which rest our future hopes ... If the people in this county nnd State recogni/c the sen-Ice you have given, the future holds m.my bright dnys for you." Rev. Father Henry DcVlvo, pastor of St. Rita's Italian Roman Catholic Church of ConnellsvUle, briefly sketched the part the Italian race h.is played in civilization "as builders in centuries past with evidence existing today of the master mind nnd the master touch which has been handed down as a heritage to each succeeding generation.* The priest recalled that only a few short years ago the guest ol honor was virtually unknown in Faycttc county, even among the Italians. He regarded the testimonial "a great tribute to the Italian people that one of its nice is now n State senator whose achievement 1 ; nnd accomplishments tire making history in our Commonwealth." Father DeVivo said: "When you find a man imbued with the fine qualities of the Italian race and with true Italian characteristics, as is our distinguished senator, give him your fullest support for it will be of advantage to yourself and to your country." Senator John J. Haluskn of Cambria county said that Senator Cavalcante war. first a Pennsylvania!!; "he is not a politician." "He has fought for what he has believed to be right, whether for labor or industry," the speaker said . . . "This testimonial shows that you are appreciative of his work, of his stand in the Senate." Judge Michael A. Musmanno of Allegheny county courts in Pills- burgh commended the expression of appreciation for the senator during his lifetime. "It's nice that you don't wait to give him a testimonial in the form of a ton monument on his chest. You should give him his due testimonial when lie is able to receive and appreciate it," the jurist declared. He said the guest of honor has battled for the oppressed and the Continued from Page Otic. medals, the Medical Detachment mnrched trorn the drill floor and was dismissed. As Thursday is the regular drill night for the Howitzer Company, the regular schedule was then followed. Many of the visitors accepted the invitation extended by Captain Browell that they inspect the Armory and watch the activities oJ the regular drill. Non-commissioned oRlccrs were stationed in all the rooms of the Armory to answer questions concerning the equipment. An Interesting and instructive noncommissioned officers school was held after the regular drill. An outline of r-olicios to be followed by the Howit- ze.- Company in the future was given by Captain Browell, followed by ergeant Daughcrty, anj Corporals Welling and Friend. There is a standing invitation to the citizens o£ Connellsvillo and vi- cinit to visit with their two National Guard units. The Howitzer Com- By SANDOR S. KLEIN United Press Staft Correspondent, WASHINGTON, Jan. 13.--Sccuri- ies and Exchange Commission rcc- rds disclosed today that the Bcllanca Aircraft Corporation of Newcastle, Del., has-contracted to sell the Chinese government 200 fighting planes osting $8,320,000. Signing of the contract was confirmed by Guiseppe M. Bellanca, president of the aircraft firm, who entered into the agreement last August 9 with Dr. Leonard S. Shu, coun- sellor for the Chinese commission of aeronautical affairs. The contract was conditional upon pnny meets every Thursday night a 1 8 o'clock and the Medical Detachment on Tuesday at the same hour. hard working class because he knows their problem as he has lived them "No speeches arc needed here to attest to the affection we hold lor Tony Cavalcante," Judge Musmnnno declared. "The true American, the rea' American today pcays Jor honest, upright, sincere nnd courageous men men whom riches will not buy, mer who possess opinion and a will," said Senator J. Albert Reed of Washington county. The senator from the adjoining county lauded the Fayette countlan for his devotion to his duty. Rev. Father Charles J. Ceradini paitor of St. Thcresc Italian Church of Uniontown, who presided as toastmaster, read letters from Congressman J. Buell Snydcr and Llcutcnan Governor Thomas Kennedy whi were unable to attend. Tile toastmaster then introduccc Senator Bernard D. McGinnis o Pittsburgh, Dr. Harvey Saltz, secrc tary of the bureau of illiteracy and naturalization in Harrisburg; Judge W. Ru-ssell Carr, Harry A. Cottom and Ross S. Matthews; District Attorney James A, Rcilly; Superintendent John Farrell of Uniontown Hospital; County Treasurer H. D. Mincrd, County Commissioner Michael Karolcik and President William J. Hyncs of the United Mine Workers of America. Special recognition was given Mrs. Lillian Conlon, widow of William F. Conlon, close associate of the senator. Music was furnished by George Silver's Orchestra with Miss Bcebe (Phillips) Bell as soloist. Miss Rosenna Allcssi of Leiscnring No. 1 played two accordion selections and there was an entertainment act by the comedy team of Chick and Lee, radio artists. approval of the Chinese government and its ambassador to the United States. Officials of the Chinese embassy here declined comment, but it was believed that the agreement has not received final ratification. The planes are the latest type combination fighter-bomber craft, each carrying five machine guns and seven bombs. Each ship will cost 539,000, exclusive of guns, bombs and ammunition, but including gun placements, bomb racks, radio flares and oxygen equipment. Bellanca said that delivery under the eontra t had not been started' but that manu.racture of the planes was under way in the Bellanca plant. Has Worked Too Hard. MEADVILLE, Jan. 13.--George Messerall, hardy old lumberman, celebrated his 100th birthday, declar- ng his longevity was due to hard work. "I've worked hard nearly all of my life until the past few years," he said. Dcrry Man Files Complaint. HARRISBURG, Jan. 13.--Andrew I. Packowich of Derry township, Westmorclcrid county, complained to the PUG that the West Penn Power Company refuses him electric service after he wired his premises under company direction. No wottdr hr friends are shocked-don't make the same mistake--learn all about electric cooking ' at the THE COURIER COOKING SCHOOL Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Jan. 25, 26, 27 ORPHEUM THEATRE 9:00 to 11=00 A. M. Lecturer-MRS. DOROTHY BATHGATE C O N T I N E N T A L STORE Men of Uniontown and surrounding- vicinities, we Invite you to come in and see-oar store ... Inspect our merchandise . . . opon on account... enjoy the advantages of our roomy paricins lot fre« of charge- There is no better time to make this acquaintance than now--while this sale is going on 1 Look These Bargains Over I MEN'S SUITS Keduccd ONE TJOK--JOPtHLAB SIXUH-AND SHADES TOPCOATS ALSO A GROTTP OV OVERCOAT MEN'S HATS FAMOUS SCHOBLE S3 VALUES MEN'S SHIRTS NATIONAL!.* ADVERTIS PAJAMAS R-- NATIONAL!.* ADVERTISED BRANT) % % % Reduced SILK--REGULAR Ji.W VALUES MACKINAWS **** 1/4 REGULAR W.30 TO ttS.04 VALUES MEN'S SCARFS ^duced i/ 3 SILK AND WOOL JACKETS **«* 14 REGULAR 56.05 TO S15.00 JACKETS BARGAINS FOR BOYS BOY'S SUITS Deduced V 3 PKEP ANT "WICKER SUITS MACKINAWS m-- V 4 REGULAR 51.50 TO $15.00 VALUES JACKETS Reduced REGULAR $4.50 TO $10.50 VALUES Every

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