The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 14, 1939 · Page 4
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Saturday, January 14, 1939
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PAGE FOUR, THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVTLLE. PA. SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 1939. Sit? THE COURIER COMPANY James J Dnscoll ' 'R. A. Donegan Walter Stimmcl James M Driscoll J. Wylic Dnscoll .... Publishers , President and General Manager Secretary and Treasurer Editor _ _____ Associate Editor .Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF Audit Bureau of Circulations Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association , Bureau of Advertising, A. N. P. A, Served by United Press and International Nc\\s Service SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy; SO cents per month; 55 per year, or $2 50 £or six months by mall If paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter nt the Postofilcc, ConnellsvlUc, Pa. DOWN WHERE THE WURTZBURGER FLOWS! i^iSPiS^^ ttimmCw · -PIS SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 14, 1930 TEKRIBLE TOLL EXACTED BY T. B. It sometimes takes a real shock to jar us out of our complacency. In a way the general public knows that tuberculosis is numbered among the ailments that collect a considerable toll of humankind. But It does not sink In until someone comes along and makes comparisons with other diseases, as Dr. Harry J. Bell of Dawscn, president of the Fayette County Tuberculosis Society, did before' the- Rotary Club Thursday. Tuberculosis takes a heavier toll among women from 18 to 40 than any other disease, the doctor said. He ·was quoting from statistics accepted as reliable. The crime of the -eituat! on 'is, as the doctor said, that the disease Is not only preventable but curable Here are other startling facts/ Between these ages, 15'and 45, tuberculosis deaths are more than eight times greater than the deaths from cerebral hemorrhage and softening of the brain; more than threo and one-half times the deaths from nephritis, more than twice the deaths from' cancer and one and one-half times the deaths from pneumonia. Between the ages of 20 and 25 years deaths from tuberculosis equal the combined total of the mortality caused by heart disease, pneumonia, cancer, nephritis and cereb-al hemorrhage. Last year more than twice'as many persons were killed ___ by tuberculosis as lost their lives in automobile accidents. Automobiles killed 2,359 Pfnnsylvanians, while 4,880 succumbed here In the State to tuberculosis, an Increase of 167 over 1936. Before Christmas a committee of the Woman's Culture Club sent out thousands of Christmas Seate for sale in the -Interest of curbing tuberculosis. A considerable number of persons who received them apparently laid them aside and forgot them. Elsewhere in The Courier today the chairman, Mrs. Robert S. Cooper, appeals to the people who received them to help along a good cause by prompt payment, not only that the committee may make up its final report but that eradication of the malady may be furthered. It would be well to stop and consider just how conx-_ placent we have been, even in a terrible situation." THE EVENING SERVICE PROBLEM Protestant ministers of Connellsvllle--and not only Connellsville-- have before them a problem that is testing their mental faculties. It involves attendance at Sunday evening services. With increasing force it is becoming their experience that people just will not come out evenings after having attended the morning worship. Only the "old faithfuls" are found in the evening congregations. "A crisis is at hand," one minister said. "We must find out just what the people want." Actually they know, for actions have been speaking louder than words. Of two schools of thought among the laity, that which supports centering efforts on one service--the "morning worship--has the greater following. While many" would hesitate to come out in favor of abandonment-of_the-evening worship, they give silent consent by "absenllngTliem- selves. It would occasion no surprise to see a movement to place more emphasis on the morning worship and abandon the evening, unless a union_arrangement could be worked out. And that has not been a great success. Take the recent week of prayer services. They seemed to Indicate the people do their praying at home, if- at all. The attendance was disappointing. As to evening services, Rev. Charles H. Bloom, who served two years as ad interim pastor of the Christian Church, proposed their abandonment. Because all would not go along the idea was abandoned. WELLS SEES BRITAIN HELPLESS H. G. Wells' "War of the Worlds," which a few weeks ago frightened thousands out of their wits through a fantastic radio broadcast, never will materialize on Earth, though it may be that some deadly disease germ will come drifting through the ether and alight in our midst. Scientists say this is possible. Wells wrote that fantasy a score of years ago. Now he is more concerned with affairs on the globe--right in his beloved England. Looking ahead 10 years the novelist envisages the German Reich spread out fanwise across Poland, into the Ukraine and southeastward to the Black Sea, even across Turkey to the Mediterranean. While all this is going on Britain will be standing by helpless--because it lacks leadership; because the leadership it has now has gone soft It was so during the World War, says Wells, who is convinced that had it not been for America, the Allies would have lost. Allot of Americans feel the same in the latter situation. -Only leadership is needed, says the writer. The rank and file are dependable as ever. DOWt TOWrEI. VOliH GOQP NEWS BEHIND, THE NEW WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 --Whoever said Kvomcn are soft, mild, pitiful and flexible had not hcaid of a certain young woman clcik of the House patronage committee She has the entire United States House of Representatives in the hollow of her hand, or rather hung upon her long and pointed finger-nails Her umbrella in. ready to descend upon their lofty holds They ai« In a dither, a dither with a hole in it Election ol Florida's Representative Caldwell as chairman of the House patronage committee the other day meant that all the friends of. the previous chairman (Fuller of Arkansas) were out of jobs They received notices. They were to get out last Saturday. They went, that Is all except this young woman clerk oX the committee She waited until the office was empty and then *e departed, too, but with hciTshc took the files of the committee. Word came to the com- mittcemen Monday they could get their flics back when they gave her job back, and not previously. MA.Y PROVE BOOMEKAXG Democratic leaders in the State Senate are preparing to make Republicans pay--in patronage distribution--for the pmilege of having members of Goveinoi'-elcct Arthur H. James' Cabinet confirmed. Because of the two-thirds rule In voting on such questions, the New Dealers may have it in their po^er to thus embarrass Judge James. But inasmuch as James holds, a mandate from the people to take over the affairs of the State, that may turn out to be a dangerous procedure. Assuredly the voters would by, practically the same number voice approval of the persons whom their choice for Governor might select It is only common sense to go on the the theory that the voters demand men in the Governor's official family -nho will be ready to carry out the pro-visions of the platform under which he was elected. The Democratic leadership maj hold the chili during the coining session, but theic aie moie cldjs ahead W/iat's What At a Glance By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Jan. 14--Senator Key PIttman of Nevada Is a first- class echo of President Roosevelt on the question of Uncle Sam's overseas policies. As chairman of the upper congressional chamber's foreign relations committee he Is an appropriate echo. He likewise Is a faithful one. The President, In the course of his recent initial message to the lawmakers, at their current session on Capitol Hill, scarcely had finished remarking that "war is not the only means of commanding a decent respect for t!-e opinions of mankind" ere Pittman was calling for economic sanctions against aggressor nations (The definition of sanctions, as the Nevada Eolon used the term, la punishments ) 'Why nhoot a man," added the senior, "when you can starve him to death?" Of course the weakness In this reasoning is that the starving man, if he has a gun of his own, may employ it pretty Icthally before succumbing to the starvation treatment. The President, however, took that aspect of the matter into account in asking Congress for the biggest Yankee armament build-up in tho country's peace-time history. It we're going to punish tough nationalities, naturally we need to be loaded for bear In case they turn rambunctious. It's all very well to contend that they arc oceans distant from us and cannot get here Nevertheless, Japan, for instance, could make us a good bit of trouble In the western Pacific. It also is of record that Germany played considerable havoc wlfh our eastern Atlantic shipping early In the World War. F D , then, is quite right In arguing that, provided we're about to engage in the sanctions business, it behooves us to stock up on shooting irons and ammunition Armament Racing Is Ticklish. Armament racing undoubtedly Is dangerous. A people with a strong military establishment are tempted to do something with s it. That Is human nature. Hostilities promise promotion to professional fighters. They also promise profits to lots of non-combatants, and high wages to labor. Oh, yes, there's a deal of talk about heading off extortion m advance, but talk probably is all It amounts to Folks think so," anyway. They are not all wrong Uthcr Take my own interest I am too old for military service They could not conscript me, but they would conscript most of my juniors Thus there would be a shortage in candidates for my kind of 'a swivel chair Job, and competition would be calculated to sky-hoot my income. Sure, a nice, long-drawn-out war would be right down my alley It is a commonplace that old men start all the \\ars--because they are not the ones \vN) fight them. On top of all. that it seems a shame to create a huge navy, army and afr force, only to go to waste for lack of employment There is another consideration A couple of countries, say get to competing with each othci mma- mcntally. The cost, on each side, is terrible A point is reached where it looks as if it would be cheaper for the rivals to scrap it out and get the strain over with The World War started lirgely that way, Europe could not stand preparedness any longer. I But As to Pacifism" Yet suppose u country, iccognizing the wickedness and inhumanity and miscellaneous undesirabillty of war, refuses to prepire for It 0 Why, that country is dead certain to be imolved in v,nr; it is such easy picking China is the classic example The Chinese alu nys rcgirded soldiering \\ itli Lonti-mpt a-, w idiotic Now STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK' By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. GOD GIVES MORE We can always be sure that God will give us either the thing we ask for in prayer or something better. He will never under any circumstances give us anything of less value than the things we ask for. Jesus declared this through a parable. "It a son shall ask bread of ony of you that is a father, will he gi\c him a stone' Or if he ask a ftsh, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shalfnsk an egg, will he offer him a scorpion'" The answer to all these questions is, "Of course no father would do this, and for the simple reason that he is a father." Here, then, is a law of pra ci, a spiritual principle upon which we can wager our all, that bcciuse God is a loving Heavenly Father, He gives something out of the fullness of His love every time we ask Him, and that something is either the thing we ask for or something better than the thing we jrdontly desire. When we ask God for bread, He ne\cr gives us a stone; when v.e ask Him for » fish, He never gives us a seipent, when we ask an egg, He never gives us a scorpion Always He gives us something, and that something Is either whnt we ask for or the better gift which the All- Knowing realizes we need The files should be Indlspensiblc as they recount which scrubwomen, barbers, policemen arc on the patronage ot each particular congressman Scouts were sent out to search for the missing madamc wiio seemed to combine the best features of Portia, Florence Nightingale, Becky Sharp and Dcsdcmona m her stupendous determination Embarrassed congressmen tried to keep the matter secret and did. Conflicting stories were told by them, one that this lady who took not only the law into her own hands but the flies of'the lawmakers as well, had returned part of them; another that "nothing important" was missing; a third that Chairman Caldwell v-os making up a new list of patronage largesse and hence did not need the missing one Some irata legislators say Mrs. Hoaxer will not get her Job back now, no matter what, she docs, but outsiders generally are cheering for the lady to win. Even if she doesn't, a monument may yet be raised to preserve the memory of the petticoat patriot who outwitted Congress, if only for a fe days In'these times when powerfu men quail at the swish of a congressional subpoena. let funds shows how much. Mr Roosevelt flrst asked S750.- 000,000 in the budget, then uppcd his request next day to $875,000,000. Formation of the appropriation bill fill , to the lot of a House Appropriations sub-committee. One Democrat on the committee was called to the White House. He had been saying $500,000,000 was enough to continue relief until July, but uhcn he returned from the White House he did not think $875,000,000 was enough. He started looking for his Democratic comrades on the committee and discovered that while he was at the White House, they met privately and decided 725 millions was plenty Leader Sam Rayburn called a caucus of the group in his office, but even his influence \vas insufficient to sway them They would not even gi\ c in to the extent of reporting the $875,000,000, together with a separate amendment suggesting the 'House tsclf could lower the amount to 725 illions if it wished (the final While ousc plea) They stuck to their opinion and arricd it openly to the floor of the ousc., Two inner events which could not e mentioned on the floor strengtli- ned their conviction. They heaid rom an eminent WPA authority rivately that 1,500,000 more private obs would be created before June y the public works program now ust getting into swing, and by im- rovmg business. They also had alked with senators and found a imilar committee in tho upper house ould not GCC the President's view ither The President really seemed to ave asked for more than he needed, ir cxpcctd to gt. His political leaders considered this very doubtful Continued on Page Six. All rights reserved--Babson Nowipaper Syndicate This new Congress Is certainly different. What led Inside to llv House proposal for a cut In the re- As Others Think THE CAPITAL WHIRL By International News Service. ny United P«» HARRISBURG, Jan. 14.- -Prepa- ratlons for the inauguration of Governor-elect Aithur H. James have taken precedence over everything else in the Capita! ... With the ceremonies only three days distant, the city begins to take on a festive air. One of the largest crowds In the history of the tate Capital is expcc 1 "d to converge here for the inauguration ... In addition to the inauguration, many will be attracted to the annual farm show, which opens January 10. A crowd of 600,000 is expected during inauguration week. With the large crowd expected and all hotel rooms reserved since the election, housing accomodatlons arc becoming increasingly scarce, so much so, it 'was said, that relatives of Governor-elect James were forced to seek the aid of the special housing committee. Visitors to the Inauguration will be barred from the State Capitol after 10 A. M. on the day of the Inauguration when the Capitol will be clearec of all people not directly conncctec with the ceremonies who do not hold passes . . , Much of the confusion !it- tending previous inaugurations is expected to be absent this year due to stricter supervision. Oliver K. Eaton, PIttsbuig liwycr who is representing Secretavy o£ thi Commonwealth David L. Lawrence indicted in the Dauphin county cour on charges of extortion, attempts fraud and violation of the election laws, lias attained considerabl reputation as a criminal lawyer . . Eaton represented formei Senato William H Clark, convicted of at tempted cxtoition, and former Sen ator James J. Coyne, who was ac quitted of election law charges Democrats are complaining tha the adherents of former State Si.n ator John J McClure, Republics leader of Delaware county, arc as summg too many positions of impo. t ancc in the new Administration They point to the new Speaker of th House, Ellwood J Turner, Hepubl can 'representative from Delawai and William Ward, Ji , the new chli clerk of the House, also a De!a\s,ii countam, as helping to bcax out t contention look at them' To borrow a profane expression-which fits, though "You're damned if you do an damned if you don't" Sidelights Gloom fell over the Rotary Club Tmrsday with the announcement by resident E R. Kooser of the rciig- ation of W. D. McGinnis as a mem- er, after more than 17 years of onsccutlve attendance at the weekly unchcons. In making him an onorary mcmbei, the club expcssed 10 desire that Mac be on hand as ften as the state of his health will permit Regular attendance is one f the requirements of Rotary mem- ership No provision h made for ne being carried as an active mem- er in case of illness or other en- orccd absence His physical con- Itlon has made it difficult to attend egularly, especially if a missed eetmg requires that he go to anther town to make up. In cxprewing his regret over the nought of losing Mac ab an active member, R K. Smith of Dawson, a ife-long friend and Rotarlan, re- erred to him as a "sort of landmark n this club" Dr H J. Bell, the peaker, s?.d "Mac is more than a mere citizen of the community, he s an institution" The feelings voiced by the two fellow Rotanatis expressed those ot all--especially hose who have known him and been associated m the work of the club through many ycats. ACCURACY OF NEWSPAPERS (Cumberland News ) In an address on the making o newspapers, Frank R. Kent, veteran political writer of the Baltimore Sun mode this statement: "In no othe business and in no other profession save that of the pure scientist, is th premium on accuracy so high, "th penalty of inaccuracy so prompt, an ie proportion of accuracy so great. The truth o£ this statement is fa iiliar to all \vho are"engaged in th reduction of a newspaper and to reat proportion of the reading pub c who, while uninformed concern ig the mechanical processes through ·hlch the news of the day is trans lilted to the reading public, never leless recognize the reliability of b ar the greater number of news apers. Where errors do occur, newspape: welcome the interest of readers i ·ailing them to their attention. It is wough the friendly cooperation of je reading public that newspapers re aided largely in their eternal cn- eavor to guard against inaccuracies. It is interesting to recall In this onnection the remark once made by o keen a critic as Woodrow Wilson, o the effect that, considering the ·omplicated nature of the process of gathering and printing news and the peed with which, it is done, it is remarkable that newspapers moke so ew errors of any kind. This actually happened' Rev. Lawrence S Elliott, pastor of the Tirs Methodist Episcopal Church, was in 1 ted to a church in a nearby town ship to deliver an address on tin Constitution He is not given to over-long preaching or speech mak ng of any kind. For this occasion iic had prepared to speak 20 minutes Imagine his embarrassment am chngifn when the gentleman who in troduccd him occupied 35 minutes, b, actual timing, and also covered prac tically the field Rev Elliott hid out lined in his picparcd addicts A band of real, honest-lo-good ness Somerset county mountaineer with "chin uhiskcis and all the trim min's" uill accompany the Somcrse county cavalcade to Harnsbuig Tucs day for the mauguiation of Judg Arthur H James as Governor A l"ast 250 Someisct county marcher will be in the group that will headed by a hill billy band and th mountaineers in full native rcgali Somerset High,School Band will Oi march The Greek Catholic denomination adhering to the Julian calendar, to I day marked its New Year. Th That"is to'say, if a country pre- | Gregorian calendar, generally ac pares for war, it invites it, it simi- | copied, is 13 dijs ahead of the Julia larly invites war if it doesn't prepare which the religious group continue for it. I to follow. Remember the names of the ships involved in the Boston tea-party? They were the Eleanor, the Beaver and Ihe Daitmouth It Was m January, 1G99, that treaty of peace was ratified bctwee Massachusetts -md the Sagamores the Maine Indians Stray Thoughts By S M DeHUFP I like to sec the old home town get all the publicity it can--but not he kind that's mixed up with electric chairs A confession wrung from Willard Lewis, of the H. S faculty, that he reads (and enjoys) th's nook o£ The Courier awakened hope within me that, perchance, another member of his family docs likewise. Knowirg :t was bound to come sooner or later, wasn't at all surprised to learn that on January 1, a well-known local B. O. passenger train employe issued orders positively prohibiting any member of his family (except himself) from selecting his Christmas shirts, pipes, and neckties. Reviewing last yeai's output of reading matter, Harry Hanson, noted book reviewer for the Pittsburgh Press, reviews as follows: "The author with the biggest flop Is President Roosevelt, whose 'Public Papers and Addresses' in five swell volumes, were among the least-read books of 1938." Other well-known local cn- tertaineis who will be auditioned in Pittsburgh for that big networks radio.program are Buddy and Sister Berkey, juvenile tap-dancing team. You could almost hear those Inner- circle New Dealers shouting "Hot dog 1 " when FelK Frankfurter was picked for that Supreme Court vacancy. Let's go to press. COUNSEL This Is the truth which you shall find. Good flourishes in all mankind And soon or late some evil man Disgraces every sect and clan. Be not deceived by form or creed. Some bad appears In every breed. Cut Gentile. Jew. nor brown, nor white By birth alone are ·wholly right. My son, despise not race or clan; Pass Judgment only on tho num. Make friends or enemies by deed*, Never by boundaries or creeds ; 15,000 Treasons ^^j FOR CONFIDENCE, IN AMERICA'S FUTURE * Each of the 15,000 American banks is a good reason for faith in the continued progress of our country. * Each bank, in its own community, is^working daily for the prosperity of local individuals and businesses. 1 By making sound loan* it directs money into productive enterprises which benefit everyone. * Our bank will continue to do its share. We offer financial cooperation to all who can meet the requirements of sound banking. CortneBSsvalEe Pa. iMcmlicr Federal DcnoMt Iiisuinncc Corporation.

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