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LAST EDITION The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. PRICE 2 VOL. 3, NO. 52. Tho Weekly Courier. Pounded July 17. JS7B. Tho Dally Courier. Founded November 10. 1803. I Merced. 1 July 18. 102!) CONNELLSVILLE, PA., WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 5, 193S. TWELVE PAGES. v Wili Direct Al Activities From Chicago Office F. R. CLAMPS BkAKES ON SPENDING Recognized a s O u t- standing Authority on Conservation. Sportsmen Plan To Raise More REIDMOREWILL Pheasants BE SUMMER HOME National honor has come to a ConneUsville man with the appointment of Kenneth A. Held as executive secretary of the Izaak Walton . League of America, in charge of all administrative activities of the league and with headquarters in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Confirmation of the appointment, reported lor several days, was given by Mr. Reid following an invitation of league officials to come to Chicago lor a conference. The appointment is effective January 17. Mr. Reid, a member of the Pennsylvania Board of Fish Commissioners since March, 1932, a director of the Izaak Walton League for several years and an outstanding authority on conservation, is ranked among a half dozen of the leading conservationists of the country--such men as Jay N. (Ding) Darling of Iowa, Seth Gordon of Pennsylvania, Aldo Leopold of Wisconsin, William L. Finley of Oregon and S. B. Locke ot Illinois. While it will be necessary for Mr. Reid to devote all his time to the duties of the office in Chicago and such travel over the country as is required, he will retain, as a summer home at least, his property at Reid- more. Mrs. Reid and the children will remain there, probably for the winter, joining him in Chicago in WORK BEGUN ON LAUNDRY AT HOSPITAL ConneUsville Chapter of the Fay- ctto County Fish and Game Protective Association voted Tuesday night to go into the raising of ringneck pheasants on a larger scale. Along with the IÂ«iak Walton League, on a 50-50 basis, it is planned to raise 500 birds. In addition raising quail will be attempted, the first time. Fifty are to be secured. Persons attending the meeting heard that 44,000 legal trout were planted in 1937 in streams oÂ£ Fayette county. This year an eflort will be made to get bss from the Federal hatcheries. ' Officers were nominated. The election is to be held at a meeting in two weeks. the spring. The Izaak Walton League of Science Clears Murder Mystery; Youth Confesses By United Press. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jon. 5.- -Wcn- Amcrica is the leading conservation organization of the world, having members or chapters in every state in the Union and some in Canada. It is now endeavoring to branch out to the British Isles. In his position Mr. Reid will have administrative ' charge of all its activities. ' Long identified with conservation Mr. Reid entered whole-heartedly into the work of the Fish Commission. As a member of that body he has always taken the position that the quality of fishing resulting from policies pursued is the real criterion of their worth--that numbers or tonnage of flsh raised and distributed mean nothing if they do not produce beneficial results in public waters. He has consistently urged more exact knowledge of Pennsylvania waters as a guide to more intelligent stocking and has advocated expansion of intelligent fisheries management in the public waters rather than expansion of fish production in hatcheries. Mr. Reid was instrumental in having brown and rainbow trout added to the species raised at the hatcheries and has urged increased production of these two species as producing better results than brook trout in most of the larger srcams. He has led a campaign for a higher standard ot sportsmanship and drastic reduction of the kill as a necessary preliminary to improved flshing in a thickly settled State like Pennsylvania. His stand is summarized in the slogan: "If you would catch more fish, kill less." The new Walton official has been a member of the Izaak Walton League of America since shortly after its founding in Chicago in March, 1922, and has frequently represented it in conservation legislation in Continued on Page Five. Decision Expected Today on DeSchweiniiz HARRISBURG, Jan. 5.--Governor George H. Earte made another promise to decide today whether to retain or dismiss Public Assistance Secretary K a r l do Schweinitz, charged with lax administration of unemployment relief in Pennsylvania. Opinion about the Capital differed as to what course Earle will take, but the belief predominated that the* $10,000-a-ycar Cabinet officer will be dall Forrest Bowers, 19, a deliberate, slow-speaking ex-convict, described to investigators today how he shot and killed Mrs. Wilma C. Carpenter, Philadelphia widow, while ransacking her home December 13. Although he had been in custody for two weeks on a vagrancy charge, the youth was identified only yesterday--trapped by the record of his fingerprints in the Bureau of Investigation files in Washington. Except for his criminal record and the fact that his fingerprints were available, he might have been released today. Charged with the identification last night, he admitted the crime, waived extradition and said he wau willing to return and pay the penalty. Chief ot Police John Mallcy said the youth signed the confession attar he had been questioned by Louisville police and Federal agents. Bowers calmly admitted, Mallcy said, that he killed Mrs. Carpenter, 38, and attempted to attack Mary Griffin, 22, her companion and business associate, when they returned unexpectedly and found him robbing the Carpenter home. Then lie leisurely took a bath and left. Chief Malley announced the youth's confession, but would give no details of the crime. Bower:, was held incommunicado, without bail, pending arrival of Police Chict Otlinger of Dublin township, Pennsylvania. He and a Montgomery county detective were expected hero by plane today. New Two-Story Building Sponsored by State Authority. YORK FIRM HAS CONTRACT Machinery and equipment to be used in constructing the new laundry and garage of the ConneUsville State Hospital was being moved to the site near the Hospital in East Murphy avenue preparatory to beginning of work. The general contract has been awarded to Carstcnscn, Inc., of York. The project will consist of general construction, including mechanical, of a laundry and garage building, rectangular m shape, 70x62 feet, two stories high. It will have a flat roof and foundation of concrete. Walls above the foundation are to be brick- faced with hollow back-up tile. The walls will be load bearing. The floors and root will be of concrete, supported by light weight steel roof trusses and steel floor joints. In general the interior walls will be of hollow back-up tile with face bricks or glazed vitrified tile. There wi! be 86,000 cubic feet of space in the building. The project will require an expenditure of $57,605, contracts having been awarded as follows: General--Carstensen, Inc., York $31,460. Heating--Cypher Sons, Con- neUsville, S.i.997. Plumbing--Cypher Sons, Con- ncllsviUe, S-1,969. Electrical--Brownsville Construction Company, $2,879. Laundry equipment--U. S. Hoffman Machinery Corporation, New York City, $15,300. Harry C. Altojttn ol Uhiontown is architect. The building is being constructed under sponsorship of the State Authority. It had previously been announced that a formal ground-breaking ceremony would be held but a United Press report from llarrisburg conveyed the information that the contractor bad already brjrun posting signs which constituted official stort- ing of the project. FORD CHIEF'S DAUGHTER ELOPES Sutherland Will Retire January 18 By United PrcM. WASHINGTON, Jan. 5.--Associate Supreme Court. Justice George Sutherland, in a letter'to President Roosevelt, today announced his retirement effective January 18. Sutherland'., letter to the President stated that he was retiring under the Sumncr's Supreme Court retirement act passed by Congiess last year. It was this act under which Justice Willis van Devantcr retired last spring. It was understood that Sutherland Continued on Page Two. RECESSION BLAMED .FOR BIG DEFICIT Fiscal Budget Shortage Expected to Be Over Billion. REQUESTS HUGE APPROPRIATIONS TjLMM Xrudlo Bennett ... clopcC Elopement of Trudlo Bennett, 17- year-old daughter of Harry Bennett, personnel director of the Ford Motor company, caused a stir for a. day after her disappearance from Michigan State Normal college, Ypsllantl. Mich. First rumors were that she had been abducted. Then it was learned she had eloped to Auburn, Ind., with Russell Hughes, 21, fellow student --and there they married. --Central Prest NEW CRISIS SEEN WITH JAP DEMAND TO CONTROL INTERNATIONAL SECTION Loyalists Hold Teruel Against New Assaults The youthful slayer will, be started on the return trip to Norristown, Pa., near Philadelphia and Camp Hill, Continued on Page Five. retained. As a concession to dc Schwcinltz critics, including Mrs. Emma Guffcy Miller, Democratic State committeewoman, and State Treasurer F. Clair Ross, it was considered possible the Governor might order a reorganization of the department. U. S. Fisheries Chief Wa/tons' Dinner Speaker Instead of several "small fry," 'he ConneUsville Chapter ot the Izaak Walton League has secured an outstanding authority on fibh and fishing for its annual banquet Thursday, February 24, in the person of Frank T. Bell of Washington, D. C., United State commissioner of fisheries. This announcement was made today by Kenneth A. Reid, chairman of the committee on entertainment tor the annual event, which is to bo at the First Methodist Episcopal Church. "I was highly pleased and honored ly your kind invitation to speak before the ConneUsville Chapter of the Izaak Walton League at its annual banquet," the commissioner wrote Mr. Held. No Fraud, Rule In Hood Estate Railroad Suit PITTSBURGH, Jan. 5.--A bill ot complaint, charging the Baltimore Ohio R"ilroad with fraud in connection with its purchase and operation of tho Indian Creek Valley Railway, was ordered dismissed in an opinion filed by Federal Judge F. P. Schoon- makcr today. The suit against the B. O. was brought by John W. Barger, administrator of the estate of Charles F Hood, late of Fayette county, onetime president and chief stockholder of the Indian Creek railway. Judge Schoonmaker ruled that allegations of fraud were unfounded. Hood, in 1917, offered to sell his railroad to the B. O. for $1,000,000 but the offer was refused. In 1926 two years after Hood's death, the larger company acquired Hood's holdings for $00,000. The Indian Creek line operates between Jones Mill and a junction with the B. O. In dismissing the suit, Judge Schoonmaker said: "The plaintiff failed entirely to establish wrongful or fraudulent acts or conduct on the part of the B. . O." Hood originally owned 1,209 share: of the 2,600 shares of stock oÂ£ th Indian Creek Company. The B. p. secured a portion of the company in 1917 when John M. Stauffer sole his 1,400 shares of capital stock-together with the company's in debtedncss other than that bonded--to the B. O. for $387,000. In-1925 the executors of Hood's estate sole his 1,200 shares to J. J. Daugherty Continued on Page Six. Field Fire Near SlorrcU. The first fire alarm ot 1938 sent the city uremen to Morroll avenue late Tuesday night to put out a field flre. There was no damage, Chief W. E. DeBolt said. Bank Statements Called. WASHINGTON, Jan. 5.--Comptroller of the Currency J. F. T. i with the address there will be a new film on salmon, covering the fish from spawnir/g in the upper roaches of streams to the ocean and back in its marvelous life. The aim will be Jo have the meal sen-eel not later than 7 o'clock and the speaklnK program ended in time for the picture showing at 8:45. U is not to ba a long-drawn affair. If he con be in the city Mr. Reid will be toastmaster. His appointment as executive head of the Izaak Walton Farm Hand Sought As Triple Slaye By United Press. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Jan. 5.-Authorities in a iri-stato area today sought for questioning a farm han suspected in a triple slaying nt near by North Lima. The victims were Mr. and Mrs Henry Baumeister and Baumeister League of America may necessitate i aged father, Theodore Baumeiste O'Connor today called for condition | fishing tackle of national banks aÂ» ot December 31. 1 manufacturer!,- his being in Chicago. To stimulate inteiest in the event a half dozen door prizes--articles ot to be donated -will be given. by Deputy Sheriff Paul Schwartz sal Baumeister evidently had died of shot fired through the kitchen win dow, while his wife and fathci wci j clubbed on Ihc head. Grabs Wife From Maternity Table, * Carries Her Off By United Press. WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 5.--Ben 'ouch's wife and baby were faring veil today, he said, on the only bed n his two-room shack, and he didn't vant any doctors to tome nosing round the place while he was out Bunting work. The baby was born yesterday flcrnoon without bencht ot medi- ine, alter Couch stormed into the lospital where the doctors had his vifo on an operating table and car- icd her away in his arms. He threatened the nurses and nternes with a knife, look his wife e in a tjxicab and left her alone here while he went to a neighbor's house for help. When he not home igain he found that he had become he father of a healthy, five-round ;irl, who. \ lie called Irilla. Couch is 35 and unemployed. He puts no trust in anaesthetics and lit- le in doctors, because he had an operation once that he didn't consider very successful. He and his wife has-e another child, a girl 13 years old. Smedley Butler To Attend Vets' Annual Dinner Major General Smcdlcy D. Butler will come to ConneUsville on Saturday, February 5, for the annual banquet of Walter E. Brown Post, Veterans ot Foreign Wars. General Butler, retired commander ot the United States Marines, addressed the veterans several years ago. He spoke highly ot the fine spirit manifested by the post and the great reception accorded him anc expressed the hope to be able to pay another visit. A. B. Pickard, general chairman of the banquet committee, notified thi nationally-known soldier, who sent back word that he would bo present. The dinner, marking the anniversary of the outbreak of the Philippine Insurrection, will be served in the diningroom of the First Methodist Episcopal Church by the J. O. C Class. Teachers Elect Tonight. The Fayette County Branch ot the American Federation of Teachers will elect officers tonight at 7:3' o'clock at a meeting in the courthouse at Uniontown. The Weather Generally fair" tonight and Tburs day, colder in extreme north portion tonight is the noon weather torccas for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Record. 1938 1937 Maximum . 53 42 Minimum 3.') .11 Mean 43 37 SHANGHAI, Jan. 5.--A new and serious clash between Japanese and foreign interests was threatened today as Shanghai municipal authorities referred to the United States' and British governments a Japanese demand for virtual control of the International Settlement. Foreseeing, a clash of interests, the Shanghai municipal government ic- fcrred the Japanese demands to tne United States and Great Britain hrouqh the American and British onsulatcs general here. Settlement authorities planned to make no reply to the Japanese de- mnds until they had received pcciflc reaction from Washington nd London. Vigorously pressing an apparent ampaign for domination of the for- ign settlement, with its gigantic \mcrican, British and othc,r foreign ntcrests, the Japanese today took aver operation of all radio stations nd installed Japanese censors who 1 ill be ready at a moment's notice o exert control over all messages, ncluding foreign ones. This would mean that the Japanese, operating in the International Settlement, would censor American nnd other foreign newspaper dispatches to their liking. What bade to be a crisis between Japanese and foreign interests had Is origin in nn outbreak of bombings Â·md other attacks on Japanese and jro-Jnpanesc Chinese in Shanghai, n the International Settlement and the French concession adjoining it. Chinese "dare to die" men, forming the now famous suicide squads, began harassing Japanese troops and sailors by means of bombing attacks. Japanese quietly took over the Chinese government radio station yesterday, explaining that they wanted to keep the Chinese from removing equipment. A few hours, later a Japanese delegation in which representatives of the embassy, the Army and the Navy were represented, visited Shanghai municipal council authorities. By HARRISON LABOCHE United Press Staff Correspondent. HENDAYE, FRENCH - SPANISH FRONTIER, Jan, 5.--Spanish "loyalists, holding their lines against new nationalist attacks on right and left j flanks, asserted with apparent confidence today that they had broken the nationalist drive on Teruel. There was nn intimation in nationalist communiques, which mentioned unsuccessful loyalist attacks, that the government forces' had begun feeling out the insurgent lines for a weak spot which might permit a counter offensive. The weather in the Teruel sector was now clear. But deep snow covered the ground still, roads were covered with ice or deep slush, and cold Â·was taking a toll comparable to that ot shells and bullets among the exhausted, hungry men carrying on the fight at a temperature of five above zero (Fahrenheit). John dc Gandt, United Press correspondent at the nationalist front, reported that the insurgents were attacking vigorously and were confident, that they would break through and recapture the city. The nationalist communique admitted two strong loyalist counter attacks and ass-crted that 11 government airplanes had been brought down in fights with nationalist planes. Loyalists admitted the loss ot one. Probe Witness Freed Of Bad Check Charge STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, Jan. S.-- Fieed of a charge of issuing a check without sufficient funds, Harry Galallr, today was cross-examined further at the National Labor Board's probe ot anti-union charges against the Welrton Steel Company, Arrested by Jefferson county deputy sheriffs in the hearing room yesterday on the check charge Galatis, a Labor Board witness, was freed of the charge later when the check was made good by Paul Russen, sub-regional director of the Steel Workers Organizing Committee. Frick May Appeal (heckweighman Case To Supreme Court Special to Tho Courier. UNIONTOWN, Jan. 5--An appeal to the Supreme Court is being considered by the H. C. Frick.Cokc Company in the chcckwcighman's case with exceptions being filed before Judge H. S. Dumbauld. The court order set forth "the defendant (the H. C. Frick Coke Company) cxcepts to the order ot court made in the case setting aside on order entered on October 20 and reinstating the petition at their_ instance the bill ot exceptions is sealed." The case is the outgrowth ot a dispute between the company and the United Mine Workers at Colonial No. 4 over the question of how many checkweighmcn should be recognized in their official capacity. The miners seek recognition of check- weighmen for each of the three shifts while the company claims the law provides for the election of only one. The Frick Company through its counsel filed exceptions to Judge Thomas H. Hudson's order sealed m the order ot Judge Dumbauld with Prothonotary John Brady. By LYLE C. WILSON United Press Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Jan. 5.--President Roosevelt reported to Congress today that he had .clamped brakes on spending in. an unsuccessful "effort to balance budgets dislocated by business recession. / ' Mr. Roosevelt estimated" the net deficit for this (1938) fiscal year at $1,088,129,600 and for the 1939 fiscal year at $949,606,000, with the prospect that each actually will be greater. He proposed pork barrel economics which invite trouble on Capitol Hill. The President explained that recession tremendously had reduced revenue and prevented budget balancing despite economies of $397,000,000 so far this year and $539,000,000 next. He believes business will improve some but probably not icgain its 1937 levels in 1938. He based his budget on existing tax rates but recommended changes to relieve hardships. "I hope that there may be enacted at an early date," he informed Congress, "such amendments to the icv- cnuc law as will maintain the revenue producing power of the present tax structure while correcting at the same time existing proven inequities," He asked for a record breaking peace-time national defense appropriation of more than $1,000,000,000 and another $1,000,000,000 for work relief in the next fiscal year. He said the national debt would rise to $38,528,200,000 by June 30, 1939. In attributing failure to balance the budget to business recession Mr. Roosevelt emphasized that the 1938 and 1939 deficit figures are tentative and subject to considerable expansion with consequent further increase of the national debt, because: 1. "I may find it necessary to request additional appropriations for national defense." 2. "The economic situation may not improve--and if it does not, 1 expect the approval of Congress and the public for additional funds if they become necessary to have thousands of American families from dire need." The alternative to greater deficits under those .circumstances would be increased taxes. The 1939 budget proposed reducing spending by $539,000,000 which Mr. Roosevelt regards as the most important fact in the bulky volume. This is achieved largely by cutting items dear to Congress such as high- Will Conduct Initiation. One candidate will be initiated at a meeting of Good Luck Council No. 171 of Dunbar to be held Friday night at 7:30 o'clock at Jr. O. U. A. M. Hall. All members of the degree team are asked to come prepared to take part in the initiation. ways, new public buildings, new reclamation and rivers and harbor projects. , Punctures Abdomen In Fall; Dies When Peritonitis Results UNIONTOWN, Jan. S.-Jbseph Grahek, 48 years old, of Fairbanks, died Tuesday Anight at 9:45 o'clock in Uniontown Hospital as a result of peritonitis. Last Sunday while driving his pigs into a pen he tripped and fell on his face, running-a spike into his abdomen. Internal organs were punctured and peritonitis developed. Bins Dad Again. HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 5. -- Bing Crosby was presented with his fourth son this morning by Mrs. Dixie Lee Crosby. x, On Nudism Too Much For Wife; She Asks Divorce Sues tor Divorce. GREENSBURG, Jan. 5.--Alfred J. Schomci 1 of Scottdalc petitioned the court hcie for n divoice fiom his wife, Thclma Sthomoi, alleging dc- icrtion. CHICAGO, Jan. 5.--Glenn Cady.| 34, sturdy bookkeeping instructor | who is seeking to disprove his wife's! charges he tried to be the great lover too often, called on his family physician today to help him explain his side ot the story to Circuit Judge John Prystalski. The one-time Iowa farm boy told the judge he loved his wife, but met a lot of opposition in doing so. He still loves her, he said, but filed a cross bill tor divorce in answer to her suit for separate maintenance. Both charged cruelty. His witness is Di. WilUu'd Wood, from whom he sought advice Joz hie domestic problems. Cady's blonde wife, Mary, 28, charged her husband was too affectionate, and wanted kisses morning, noon and night. Furthermore, she added, he wanted them in the parlor, kitchen and even on a Florida beach. "He said pajamas were for story books and mail order catalogues and wanted me to be a nudist," she told the court. Cady admitted he was affectionate but said he didn't believe romance the only thing in mainagc. He denied he was nudist, but only Continued on Pafie Six .