The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 5, 1938 · Page 4
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 4

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, January 5, 1938
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1 PAGE POUR. HUB DA1L.Y C U U K J K R UONNLJL,LSVILU2. PA WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1938. Sat!}} (THE COURIER COMPANY . James J. Dnscoll R. A. Doncgan __________ Walter S. Stunmel James M. Dnscoll J. Wylie Dnscoll Publisher . President and General Manager Secretary and Treasurer i Editor Associate Editor Advertising an,d Business Manager MEMBER OF Audit Bureau of Circulations Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association Bureau ot 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 year, or 52 50 for six months by mail if paid in advance. ' Entered as second class matter at the Poslofficc, Connellsvillc. Pa WEDNESDAY EVENING. JANUARY 5, 1938 BIG UXTEJKIHEM' UAWJCK "»VA! Pennsylvania's first expeument with unemployment, insurance has been begun with the eniolling of eligible*) Benefits from the fund of $80,000,000 to ?S5,000,000 set up at Harrlsburg will be paid only to employes who have worked for employers subject to the unemployment compensation law and such otheis as have elected to come under the act, but they \\lll bo many. They must "be or become unemployed after January 1," and after complying with all conditions prescribed by the act they must wait for three ·weeks, during which time the records will be checked. Then several days Avlll probably elapse before they receive their first checks - Compensation under the insuiance act differs from, relief. More than one member--any number--of a family may receive insurance providing they meet the requirements Compensation will be on the basis of ivages earned in the preceding year, of not less than 13 times the weekly insurance amount. Secictary of Labor Kalph M. Bas-hore has defined an employe as "any individual, /whether male, female, citizen, alien or minor who is per- Jorming or subsequent to'January t l, 1838, performed services for an employer in an employment subject to the law.",' _ Filing the application does not relieve the claimant of 'the responsibility ot LufcUng" a newjob He~or she must report weekly to the employment office. Continued unemployment will, of course, bo necessary for retention of the claimant's name on the list of eligibles. Payment of $7.50 to $15 weekly to the 175,000 expected to file claims in Pennsylvania will be a heavy drain on the sum set up v BILL JUST, SHOULD BE 1'AID Members of the Board of Education having agreed to bear the board's share o£ the cost o£ an addressograph outfit for the joint uso of the board, City Council and the county commissioners in sending out tax notices, it would be .playing decidedly unfair to refuse to pay after the ot^ier two parties have complied with the agreement Director William L Zollars was right in demanding action at the board meeting Monday. Director Daniel Durle was right in backing up his colleague. Instead of supporting action, President Clyde R "SVelhe ordered the matter tabled. That's hardly in the province of a presiding officer but in this instance it worked. Perhaps it's politics on the part of the Weihe-Campbell combine It develops the doctor wants some streets vacated in v the vicinity of the new athletic field, which Council has not done. He is quoted as saying he has an ordinance to that end in mind. Politics works in devious ways In the 'end the board must pay its fair share or those who refuse must be labeled poor sports PABOLE SYSTEM WEAKNESS Two Leisenring men are under arrest after long investigation by officers of the robbery of a West Side service station and an assault on the proprietor, last August One, according to Chief of Police Andrew W. Thomas, has signed a confession. The other has refused to talk. A defendant is not considered guilty until legally convicted, but it is held to be significant that a field agent of the Department of Justice lodged a detainer with Chief Thomas for the latter prisoner, who, the justice agent said, had been paroled after serving part of a ten-year term In the penitentiary for a robbery in the Pittsburgh district.. Paroles often work'to the detriment of the public. Pleas of counsel carry more weight than the public'welfare. In this instance Connellsville may have suffered'from leniency "in official quarters. No mercy was shown the_servlce station man lie was brutally beaten beforeibeing relieved of the cash register contents -- - » _ JUDGE MATTHEWS MOUNTS BENCH ' · Not only Ross S. Matthews, but his associates and his friends in* all walks of life found gratification in his elevation Monday to the Orphans Court beach of Fayette county. A man more able for the office is hardly to be found. Judge · Matthews is just another of the many teachers iu the common schools -- borne of them in obscure~mountain positions -- to use the profession as a stepping stone to a higher one -- higher in the iccogmtion ability assures. From the school room Judge Matthews moved ii\to a law office; from law, after long experience in .handling legal~problems, to the bench. He will be a credit-"to the judiciary, not only of Fayette county but the State- :of -Pennsylvania. His knowledge of law, his judicial- poise, Ills democratic qualities point to a successful-Judicial career. Jf BAKER FRIE3TD OP PKESS Newton D. Baker was an outstanding champion of the freedom of the press, in which, he differed from the distinguished gentleman in the White House. To him, says Editor and Publisher, newspapers 'were "the articulate voices of the' people, defenders of their rights and liberties, servants of their collective desires, guardians of their hopes and aspirations." President Roosevelt hardly looks upon them as such. "To the newspapers," said Mr Baker some time beioic his death, "and to the newspaper men of Ameiica -vsho have dedicated themselves and their high ideals to the prosecution and consummation of this battle for civilization and democracy the people and their seivants in office owe a debt of gratitude " XO 1IA11M IX THYnO IT Secretaiy of Commerce Daniel C Roper was reported in the news today to be ready to call a series of conferences between business and Government leaders, as suggested b th President, "to adjust production schedules and estimates of mass purchasing power" He is met immediately with the declaration of a legal authority that such procedure is illegal; that it would be a violation of the anti-Uust lows. The President broached the matter at his press conference yesterday, in discussing the need of understanding among labor, industry and government It would do no harm to (alk (t over it might biiiK enemies clobei together The 17-year-old daughter of Harry Bennett, Ford Motor Company cxc- uti/e, acted just like many gnls vhcn she nn away to be m irucd There was this difference At once icrc arose the theory that because I hit position with the company and lleged strained relations wlUi the \utomobile Workers Union she h id ecn kidmped A thousand slate, ounty and city police wctc mar- hailed in a search for her, later the ounK men with whom she had been ceeping company She might have aved her falhcr worry and the taxpayers expense by promplly nottfj- ng the father. Any girl or any bo vill prevent heartaches by being houghful if they must adopt 'his way of being married Woman is coming into her own n Somerset county. Mis Neva S -ongridge became county treasurer .londny, Ihc first of her se^ to be elected to Ihil office in Ihc history of he county. Her husband, George L ngndge, was Ire isurcr at the time of his death rcccntb At the November election Mrs Longiidgc defeated George L Knssingcr, who h id been narred by Governor Earlc The voters overruled the Governor by 2,000 voles In the Day's News BrlcC Comment on Current L\enu Here and There When Ross S Matthews went into office as judge of the Orplnns Court Uonday a Connellsville girl, Miss Josephine Rlchey, al;o moved into n )ttler and more lurcitive position, as his court stenographer Competent ·md courteous Miss Riehey is we! qualified lor the plice. School Director Clyde S Campbell complains because reporters fail to keep secret his "off the record" remarks. One had to do with persons rehearsing for the Legion show tossing cigaret stubs about cannot find fault with his stub protest, but might it not have been mori ingenious on the part of the director to seizejupon Uie idea of having reporter, through printing the complaint, pass it on to the Legion without he having to do It personally? Why censure the scribe? Presumably Attorney Genera Margiotti is not at fault when the Governor orders the arrest ol thi Attorney General's chauffeur to speeding. Or was it a publicity gesture! Anyhow it helps to adver Use the crusade toward reducing las year's official loll ot 2,846 automo bile deaths m the Keystone State. Celebration ot anniversaries is th order of the diy. Sunday Mr. anc Mrs*. Elmer E Crousc of South Con ncllsvillc gathered their children and grandchildren in observance o their golden wedding The day before, Mr. and Mrs Joseph S Ca; ot Pcrryopolis celebrated a simila event. Another couple happy afte 50 years of married life--Mr an Mrs. Anton Luxner of Lower Tyron township--took cognizance of the. golden day on New Year. Still tw years short of the eventful occasion Mr and Mrs Samuel J. Harry of th South Side observed their 48th an ruversary Sunday. Congratulations all. As Others Think WHO ARE THEY" (Latrobe Bulletin) Who arc ihey' At last reports it continued to b "the malefactors of great wealth"-and not all men of great wealth-who were most responsible for hav ing brought about the "recession " But as to the identify of toes malefactors, the President has give not the least intimation, he hn named no names. He even declined, at his final pros conference of Ihe year, to whether or not he would mclud among the "malefactors' the two o three great industrialists whom M Jackson and Mr. Ickes had named Mr. Ford and the head men o£ Gen cral Motors. The President was too sharp to al low the least intimation that h would include Henry Ford among th "malefactors." For If there be an individual o great-wealth who is not a moopolis or anything approaching such j be ing, it is Henry Ford. Mr. Ford i known as being about the most vig orous anti-monopolist m the Unite States. Ho goes it alone He wi the one big manufacturer to i em n out of the NRA--and ho got awa with it As some one well says o Mr. Ford, "ho hai always followed policy of not agreeing w j t h his com petitois about anything" 'Tis no wonder the President sine off from naming any of Ihe male (actors," the ''monopolists" They an good propag mda, goo "copy' and a good ' hbi' only s long as they aic not named For to name them probubly woul reveal that they are not malefactor at all and that they are monopolist only m the sense that the NRA or dercd them to be The coal industry well might b regirdcd as a vast monopoly, wit competition eliminated and fixe pi ices m-Kic general But that mono poly is the direct product of th Government It corocs to pi thiough an act of Congress, approve by the President The whole tenor of the New Deal economic philosophy presuppose monopolies cverywhcie There will be no Retting down t cases, as fai as the President is con ccrned, in the naminp ot the "mnle factors " Yet unless they are named \\ stock can the people tike in them Can they behc\e in their CMstence in their satame connivances to de stroy' New IVIcjcrsdale Burgess MEYERSDALE Jan 5 --Josep F Reich UT, s\voin m ns burgess o Mejcisdale by C Howjid Shoeke whom he succeeded Tour nc^ mombi rt bee imc eoumtlmui Today in Washington By DAVID LAWIU3NCK unnecessarily high prices for ma- crials' and also "certain houily vage sealcs " So far, the conservatives win be nchncd to agiee, because all along they have been urging that the Presi- WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 --President COM.veils address to Congress was mastciful exposition of the funda- ncnlnl doctimo o£ the New Deal as hns been adjusted In spirit and cope to meet the new business rc- cssion / To those who hnvc lost faith, con- ck-ncL, and even rc-ipect for Mr looscvtlls public ullerjmces because t their changeable ntttuie, the ad- icis \\ill -.ccm n new set of vague cncrallties Bui to those who ha\e been inline cl to regard America's position a rentier world ns one of groping or Mitno form of governmental in- e i v en lion In economic affairs which vlll not foite us to fascism and yet thej seem casual Exccipted and held up to view, they cairy a new signilieanee The warning to laboi ib a case in point Even though tied up with n uarmnfi lo eapital it is nevertheless rather novel for Mr Roosevelt to be baying this ' The ownership of vast properties, or the oigani/ ition ot thousands of workers cicalcs a heavy obligation of public semcc The power should not be bought or sanctioned unless the rcsronsibihty is accepted as \ V L l l ' Then i Ram. in another pi ice, the Piesiden' teitei.iles the idea thus. ' In the- case of labor, as in the case of capital, imsi (.presentation o£ the vill ptcscive. our social order with po ii cy o c the Government of the Us democratic processes, the message | umUjd St itcs ib deception which will vill seem a brave -ittempt to hold in i no t ] ons deceive In both cases, we me ladieals and conservatives in .1 bOC ] cooperation In every case, middle-of-the-road policy Which appraisal is preferred defends on whether you rcid the mcs- nge on a background of world dis- -ontcnt and growing mass power 'V orywherc, or whether you consldei he present era merely the natural cactlon of depression following the usual upward cycles In business The President, of course, has not yet convinced his opposition that a lation with such vast resources and vcalth needs ilgid controls of agriculture, of business and of labor such as he implies But the objective--n regulated economy--is plainly out- mcd by Mr Roosevelt as essential because somewhere between 7,000,000 and 10,000,000 persons arc unemployed notwithstanding all the expenditure of billions of dollars in deficit financing and "pump prim- ng" There arc phrases in the message which should be read and reread Taken in the smooth flow of words, power and rcsponbibility must go hand in hand For years, the- National Association of Manufactuiers and kindred bodies have been saying through their spokesmen that assumption of power by laboi oigani/ations must be commensurate with responsibility The Piesident lakes their phrase and applies it to both capital and labor, bui it is the first time he has said jl bluntly to l.iboi The ultei ance me ins that laboi union organic ^rs who have been going up and down the countiy, telling innocent workmen that they mus join a union because the government of the United Stales wanls Ihcm lo do so, hav c misrepresented the policy of the government Mr Roosevelt strikes a blow at such deception. Likewise, the President calls attention to the damage done by jurisdictional labor disputes which have retarded production And he touches also on construction costs, with thcii dent say something to labor about its responsibility But when the President returns] lo his purchasing power Ihcory and Lays that theie must be a minimum wage and maximum Continued on Page Five .Member rcdorul DAVIDSON'S "Meet Me at Davidson's' Thursday.. Friday .. Saturday 3 Days Only STORE WIDE CLEARANCE Last week we Had a clearance in our Downstairs Annex. Now we give you, for three days only, a great store-wide clearance. CLOTH COATS Our regular 29.75 to grade 69.75 Entire Stock of 16.95 to 25.00 grades Off (A Few hxccpled) 1333 (No Exceplions) SILK and WOOL DRESSES Our regular 7.95 to 39.50 grades Entire Stock of 3.95, 4.95 and 5.95 grades Off 2 (A Few Exceptcd) I.NO Exceptions) Entire Stock of HATS Entire Stocr of Knox and otner good hats. 5.00 to 10.00 grades Entire Stock of 195, 2.95 and 3.95 grades 2 TOO

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