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LAST E DITION PJb 2 The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. VOL. 37, NO. 55. Tho Weekly Courier. Founded July 17, 1879. The Daily Courier. Founded November 10. 1002. I Merced [ July 18. 1920. CONNELLSVILLE, PA., JIOKDAY 7CVENING, JANUARY 1C, 1039. TEN PAGES. OIL IN STOVE CAUSES DEATH- WIFE BURNED New Geneva Man Victim When Clothes Ignite in Kitchen. HOME RAZED AS FLAMES SPREAD Special to fho Courier. UNIONTOWN, Jan. 16.--Gerald Mallory, 28, widely-known resident of New Geneva, died at 5:33 o'clock this morning in Uniontown Hospital of. burns received when fire destroyed his home and badly damaged another Sunday morning. Mallory suffered burns of the face and body and his wife, Edna, 26, received painful burns of the hands as she battled valiantly to extinguish the flames leaping about her husband's face and hands. Mallory was scared from head to foot as burning oil burst from a kitchen stove in which an attempt was made to hurry a fire. Although the burns were extensive--virtually on every part of his body--they were not believed of sufficient severity to have produced death. Shock, attending his experience of dashing to the bed where his wife slept with a daughter, Geraldine, two, after he had been transformed into a flaming human torch, failing in the intense excitement to snatch a cover from the bed and then hurrying outside whttre he rolled in snow, is believed to have been the direct cause of death. In Ward C, directly above the bed In which her husband rolled in intense pain is the wife, both hands severely burned as the result ot beating 'repeatedly at the man's blazing garments. At first she was not told of the tragic death of Gerald. She was fai more concerned about his condition than her own. She inquired many limes as to how he was. Barring unforsccn complications, Mrs. Mallory probably will recover although she always will bear the scars of her brave act. With the (lames licking close to her, Mrs. Mc"ory, with her little giri wrapped in warm bed clothing, ran out of the burning building just in time. There, almost at her feet, rolled Gerald in the snow, remnants of his clothing still ablate. He was quickly carried into ths home of his father I.loyd Mallory. Underwear about the knees and his socks still smouldered New Congress Gives Roosevelt Many Headaches By L.YLE C. WILSON United Press Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.--Prcsi- cnt Roosevelt was confronted today, fter a fortnight's experience with he new Congress, by robust rebellion gainst some of the bitterly con- roverted New Deal policies.; There was active and, apparently, ffective protest against Administration spending and against at least no nomination to a high office, 'rcssure v.'as developing for review nd amendment of the National or Relations Act, the keystone of Roosevelt labor policy. This opposition developed among Democrats despite Mr. Roosevelt's ackson Day SlOO-a-plate-dinncr varning on January 7 that liberals must unite and dissenters might as veil join the enemy. Significant, if sectional, protest ame suddenly last week against the Administration's flood control program when Vermont's General As- embly voted $67,500 to enable Governor George D. Aikcn to fight Federal acquisition of lands for dam building purposes on a tributary of he Connecticut River. Aikcn insists hat the Federal Government must contract with the state for delivery f the land and has called on the Now England congressional delega- ion to repeal the authority under vhich the Government can acquire he land without the state's consent Mr. Roosevelt's reply was an inlima- ion that Vermont's flood control allotment would be withdrawn. But the most direct challenge was against New Deal relief spending The House last week rejected Mr Roosevelt's request for $875,000,000 of WPA spending money for use dur- ng the next five months. The sum was cut to $725,000,000 and circumscribed with stipulations, notably, to bar aliens from relief, to withhold pay from WPA employes who play politics, and to eliminate relief wage differentials among the states in excess of 25 per cent. The House also refused more tl*in a proportionate share of funds for WPA theatre, and ivriters and artists projects. The spending dispute was transferred today to the Senate where the sum may be cut further. But regardless of what happens to this particular spending bill, Congress, especially the Senate, appeared to be ready for Continued on Page Six. Headache, Mr. Norman?) History making in the financinl world is this mcctinc in Berlin of Montagu Norman (left), governor of the bank of Enclanii. nnd Dr. Hjnlmor Scheht, president of Germany's Reichabank. They arc reported to have discussed loan for Germany in return for letting the Jews go free. MAN DYING OF DIABETES KEPT ALIVE SO HE MAY BE EXECUTED IN CHAIR OSSINING, N. Y., Jan. 16.--Physicians attempting (o keep Philip Chalcff alive so lie may die in the electric chair were winning their battle today. Suffering from diabetes, Cliali-ff appeared dying. Last week he was taken to the prison hospital. Dr. Charles C. Sweet said he h;id improved steadily and probably would Government Fixes Minimum Wage For Steel Supplies By United Press. WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.--Actinp Secretary of Labor Charles V. Me Laughlin totlny promulgated a mini mum xvagc of 62 1-2 cents an hou be able to walk unci.ssislcd to tlic [ for govcr nmi-nt suppliers of iron an. chair the night of January 26. ) Me( ., in ,,, no ,. thcrn st . ltcs and u , Chalcff is one of five men eon-'. 0j s t r i c t o f Columbia, which produce dcmncd to die lor the murder of DC( t h o bu!k of thc Nation's steel, tcctive Michael J. Foiey during an attempted holdup of a restaurant in New York. William Henry Meyer Resident, Dies of Illness William Henry, 83 years old, on of thc best known residents of north ern Fayette county, died at 6:3 o'clock this morning at the family home at East ConneUsville after lingering illness, being confined to hi bed for nearly two years. ! Mr. Henry was born May. 26, 1855, at Scullion, Somerset county, the son of the late Thomas and Catherine Miller Henry. He had spent the greater part of his life in and around Conncllsvillc. He was a well-known resident, having been engaged in the grocery business for 35 years, at first with Joseph T. Johnston Company until that partnership dissolved and then in business for himself un(11 several years ago when he retired because of ill health. Mr. Henry was a postmaster and a justice of thc peace at Moyer for many years. He was a member of the boards of trustees of the Mount Olive and East End United Brethren churches. He also was a member of the Knights of the Mystic Chain at JMoyer. He was preceded in death 21 years ago by his wife, Mrs. Catherine Ann Lcichlitcr Henry. He is survived by two children, Nannie at home and Edward C. Henry of East ConneUs- ville; one granddaughter, Helen Ruth Henry; and these brothers and sisters: I. D. Henry of Indian Head, Andrew J. Henry and Mrs. Susanna Shelley of Scullton and Mrs. Amanda Bitncr and Mrs. Lucinda McGuire of Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral arrangements in charge of Clyde B. Brooks of Indian Head have not been completed. Special Train For Inauguration Leaves Soon After Midnight The special train over the Pennsylvania Railroad which will take Fayette county Republicans to Harrisburg for. thc inauguration of Judge Arthur Hi James as Governor of Pennsylvania at noon tomorrow will leave ConneUsville at 12:31 o'clock Tuesday morning. The train will be at Uniontown at 11 o'clock tonight where passengers will be received. It will leave the countyseat at one minute past midnight and make stops in ConneUsville and Seottdale before stopping at Greensburg. Man BadlyBurned ic° r jf£ I UNIONTOWN. Jan. 16.--Tians- formed into a human torch us his I clothing caught fire from a kitchen I stove, John Yocum, 87, of No. 77 Wine .street, is in Uniontown Hos- | pital in a critical condition. The upper part of his body a mar.s of flames, a son, William J., temporarily at least saved his life by wrapping a small rug around the body. Mr. Yocum, so crippled by rheumatism he walks with « cimc and crutch, is in a serious condition. Mr. and Mrs. Yocnm, thc latter 81 years old, reside on thc first floor of tho residence jointly occupied by their son and family. Thc aged man went to the kitchen about 5:45 o'clock and attempted to start a fire by lighting newspapers. The blaze was communicated to his clothing. Mrs. Yocum could sec into thc kitchen from their bedroom. She heard a commotion and glanced out He fixed n GO-cent rate for 11 western talcs, n 58 1-2 cent rate for seven mid-western states and 45 cents for 13 southern states. The 62 1-2 cent rate will include Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and part of Wrs* Virginia. Under the order, Republic Strel ion would have io ralc four of its I I plants if it wishes to do government contract work in all of them. Judge Soffel Urges Revision Of Social Laws Restoration of the'home as a char- icier building agency to its'one-time ligh standard, training lor marriage rom infancy, standardization or marriage and divorce laws, greater efforts toward control and eradication of venereal diseases, provision for se of leisure time as the work week ; reduced--these were some of the phases of family life discussed by Judge Sara' M. Softcl of Allegheny county before the Fayette County Bar Association at the first of a series of dinners Saturday evening nt the White Swan Hotel in Uniontown. One hundred fifty members of the bar, their wives and guests were at the tables. Judge E. H. Rcppert was. host. Following her address, Judge Soffel was made an honorary member of the Bar Association, on motion oJ Judge H. S. Dumbauld. The noted woman jurist, the first of her sex and profession to address the association, was exceedingly frank in her discussion of social problems, preferring, as she expressed it, to call a spade a spade. Among other things she proposed: Revision of marriage laws to require pro-marriage and pre-natal examinations to detect syphilis or prove its absence. Laws which would prohibit the marriage of syphilitics, feeble-minded and luborculars. Abolition of common-law marriages. Uniformity of laws regulating marriage and divorce by means of constitutional amendment. Emphasizing the need of eradicating syphilis the jurist invited attention to control of the disease in Sweden to the extent it is been reduced to one per cent of the population affected, whereas in the United States the percentage is 16 per cent, he quoted statistics to show there re 75,000 stillbirths in the country ecause of the disease, while 150,000 Continued on Page Six. Democrat Rule Ends Tomorrow When James Becomes New Governor DREAMS FIRE WRECKS HOME: BARELY ESCAPE WHEN IT COMES TRUE By United Press. MONONGAIIELA, Jan. 10--Mrs. Joseph Lindsay dreamed Friday night that a fire would destroy her home. This morning, Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay barely escaped from their apartment when a fire wrecked a Main street building. Mrs. Lindsay wcs injured when she fell as she made her way down a lire escape. Billy Bishop and His Band willMo see her husband frantically bent- head the Faycttc county marchers who will be joined by the Westmoreland county delegation. COURT WILL HEAR PETITION ASKING BETTERS' RELEASE UNIONTOWN, Jan. 16.--George Betters, ConneUsville numbers baron, will Le given a hearing Friday morning before Judge H. S. Dumbauld on a petition for his release. Mrs. Lela Betters, his wife, says she is solely dependent on her husband for financial support. Furthermore, she believes that the short time he has served in thc workhouse has been sufficient punishment. Betters was fined $1,500 and sent to (he workhouse for three months on December 9 with the alternative of six months if thc fine is not paid. Just Off the Wire ·WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.--President Roosevelt today rcnominatcd Georsc A. Cook of Hindis, as a member of thc National Railroad Mediation Board for a term expiring February I. 1942. The nomination must be confirmed by thc Senate. Nazis, Demanding Colonies, Already Training Occupant* Ing at the (lames with his hands. "Willie John, Willie John, Daddy's on fire," shrieked Mrs. Yocum as thc ton dashed down stairs, quickly grabbed a rug and wrapped " it around his father who uttered no outcry but continued In his efforts to aid himself. Mr. Yocum retired about 10 years ago as mine foreman for the Cameron Coal Company. Woman Burned When She Falls Into Fire Taken to Hospital Mrs. Amanda Lnufihrcy. 77, of 129 Snydcr street, who suffered bums of the hands nnd the upper part of thc body when she fell into an open fire place Tuesday morning, was admitted to tho Hospital Sunday morn- inR when her condition bccnrnc seri- otfe. Mrs. Laufihvey has been making ler home with a daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Gnstkill. On thc morn- of the accident Mrs. Gnstkill had c out to do Mme shopping, leavnj: n ion, Harold, on thc second loor. About 11 o'clock in the morning ,he furious barking of a rat terrier dog, the family pet, aroused Harold ^UiiU who investigated nnd found Mrs, Laufihrt-y lying partly in tho Ire. Ho used his bathrobe to beat out the flames and called a doctor. Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Frankfurter, Murphy By United Press WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.--The Senate. Judiciary · Committee today approved the nominations of Prof. Felix" Frankfurter .to be associate justice ot thc Supreme Court and Frank Murphy to bo Attorney General. Both nominations were unanimously approved by-sub-committees last week. They now must be confirmed by thc Senate. Chairman Henry F. Ashurst, D. Ariz., said he would follow customary procedure and permit the nominations to be placed on the Senate calendar for consideration later this week. Uniontown Woman Hurt in Collision By RICFARD C. HOTTELET United Press Staff Correspondent. BERLIN, Jan. 16.--Germany is tralr'ng hundreds of young men and ·nen to be colonists, planters and doctors in a Nazi colonial empire that does not exist. Thc elaborate training preparations have been undertaken by the Reich a» a sign of confidence that eventually Germany's pre-war colonies will be restored France. by Great Britain and .The former German colonies total 1,175,000 square miles and have 14,- 000,000 ir'iabitants. They include Tanganyika, German Southwest Africa, thc Cameroons and Togoland in Africa. Germany also lost Samoa, Kiautchaou, Ihe Caroline Islands and other Far Eastern territories. At Rcnsburg in Holstein there is a colonial school for young women, mainly between the ages of 18 and 22, where German girls from thc Reich and from abroad arc trained to make efficient and hardy wives for colonists. Thc school is under thc direct supervision of thc colonial political division of thc National Socialist partv. CORRY, Pa., Jan. 16.--Mrs. Luther Davis, 54, Uniontown, was reportec resting comfortably and in fair condition today after an automobile accident in which she ' was joltec through the windshield and sufferec a dislocated hip and severe body lacerations. Mrs. Dnvis was driving to Corry to attend a funeral for an aunt wh'.-n her automobile collided head-on with a machine dr/ven by Theodore Fine 25, of Troy/Ohio. Fine's 25-year-old wife suffered crushed chest and severe scalp lacerations. He escaped injury. Prick Safety Dinner Held at Country Club Approximately 250 persons attended the 24th annual safety dinner of operating official? of the H. C Frick Coke Company at Plcasanl Valley Country Club Saturday evening. Thc speakers were Thomas Moses vice-president ot the United States Steel. Corporation in charge of raw materials, former Flick Company president, and William C. Hood newly named general superintendcn of the Frick Company. Harry M Moses, son ot Thomas Moses am president of Frick Company, served as toastmaster. Thc affair was in thc nature of a good fellowship meeting. A numbci of the officials were introduced. A program of entertainment followec tlio turkey dinner. Scout Board Review Will Be Held Tonigh A board of review of the Connclls vilte district ot Boy Scouts will b held tonight at 7:30 o'clock in th social hall of the Immaculate Con ception Church. The Weather Cloudy with snow flumes tonigh and in extreme east portion Tuesda morning, colder in west portion to night and in cast portion Tuesday tho noon weather forecast for West ern Pennsylvania. Temperature Record. 1939 1938 Maximum . ,, ._44 51 Minimum 21 23 Mean 33 37 porfsmen fo Talk Over Legislation At Meeting Tuesday Numerous matters of interest to portsmcn arc to be considered at thc erial meeting of thc Fayette Cotui- f Fish and Game Protective Asso- iation Tuesday evening ,-it 7:30 'clock at thc courthouse in Union- own. Included will be: Changing the grouse season to 30 ays, in order to give owners of dogs ore opportunity to use them. Las car thc season was 12 days. The ag limit would remain the sam x. Change thc woodchuck or ground- og law so that the hours would be rom 6:30 A. M. to 7 P. M., instead f 7 A. M. to 5 P. M. This would Benefit employed persons. Earl; nomine and late evening offer bcttc: hances of getting thc chuck. The as.sociation will also instruct if: Iclcgatc to thc divisional sportsmen' nceting. Robert S. Cooper, on iU vishes with regard to legislation. Persons having suggestions to offe ire Invited to thc meeting. ligh School Girl, Mother Carved With Axe, Butcher Knife By United Press. RACINE, Wis., Jan. 16.--Sherif Miles Hulett announced today a 24 rear-old hitch-hiker had confessc he axe slaying of Ruth Ella Scott, 16 Milwaukee high school student, an he brutal attack upon her widowe mother. The sheriff said Ihe youth identifie himself as Ernest John Mahr, Mil waukee. Episcopal Church Elects Tonigh The annual meeting of Trinit Episcopal Church will be held at 7:30 o'clock tonight at thc church. Officers will be elected. The meeting will be followed by a social hour and lunch. Pennsylvania Returns to G. O. P. Ranks After First Break in 40 Years; Capital. Jammed for Inaugural. JUSTICE KEPHART TO "GIVE" OATH Democrats May' Stymie James Appointments Special to The Courier. HARRISBURG, Jan. 1C.--Senate 'cmocratic leaders served notice that onfirmation of Governor-elect rthur H. James' Republican cabinet depends largely" on Republican at- tudc toward the Senate patronage .sue. John S. Rice, Democratic door cader of the Seriate, said Senator Vnthony J. Cavalcante, Democrat of ayettc county, said any action tl»e .epublicans may take to upset the lection of Democratic Senate officers vould have an important bearing on :ie confirmation vote. Cavalcante said he would "go a ong way" on confirmation if the Re- lublican delegation decided not to disturb the Senate elections. ITc aid: "I won't stand for any attempt to ipset these elections. It was entirely cgal and should remain as is. I'll ?o a long way on the confirmations f the Republican delegation doesn't molest the elections." The Republicans elected Frederick \ Gelder president pro tcmpore in he hectic reorganization session anuary 3. The Democrats succeeded n putting over their candidates for ;ccrctary, clerk, librarian, and other Senate jobs. Democratic support is necessary to confirm the incoming Governor's :abinct selections. The Republicans lave a slight margin in the Senate nit lack the , required two-thirds majority vote for confirmation. Charles H. Loucks New Pleasant Valley Country Club Head Charles II. Loucks of Scotldale las been elected president of thc Pleasant Valley Country Club at thc annual reorganization meeting. The complete list of officers, board of governors and committees for the year follow: President, Charles H. Loucks. Vicc-preiidcntsk H. W. Freed and Arthur A. Brown. Treasurer, A. J. Benson. Secretary, Philip L. Thcibert. Governors, A. J. Benson, A. A. Brown, W. J. Davidson, H. W. Freed, C. E. Hughes, Charles II. Loucks,, Paul O. Malone, H. -P. Pore, C. A. Port, R. L. Tyler and-T. G. Wagoner. " " - - House committee, H. W. Freed, chairman, Paul O. Malone and C. A. Port. G r o u n d s committee, P, G. Wagoner, chairman, W. J. Davidson and C. E. Hughes. Golf committee, H. C. Gallatin, chairman, A. A. Brown, George G. Cochran, R. L. Tyler Bruno. and James Native of Grcensburg. By MOREY J. POTTER United Prcbs Staff Correspondent. HARRISBURG, Jan. 16.--Democratic party rule in Pennsylvania ends at noon tomorrow in the carnival spirit of the Capital's quadrennial spectacle--the i n a u g u r a 1--when Arthur Horace James succeeds George Howard Earle as Governor and the G. O. P. is restored to power. The first break in the succession of. Republican regimes dating back to 18U5 officially .closes with James' acceptance of the" gubernatorial oath recited by Chief Justice John W. Kephart of the State Supreme Court, At that instant thc Republican Governor-elect legally b e c o m e s Pennsylvania's Chief Executive-starting the Commonwealth's 34th gubernatorial Administration since the Revolutionary War--and ceases to be a justice of the State Superior Court, an "incompatible" oflice that James declined to vacate to prevent Eurlc from refilling it. The transition carries neither gain nor loss in salary, both positions paying $18,000 a year, but sticklers for detail could point to thc fact that the governorship term will extend a few days longer than that of the relinquished bench position. James' 10-year term as judge would have expired thc tlrst Monday of January, 1943; thc gubernatorial term will close on thc second Tuesday. He came to Harrisburg from his Plymouth home last night. The Governor-elect's last official act as a judge will be that of administering the oath of office to his running-mate. Lieutenant Governor-' elect Samuel S. Lewis, in the State Senate chamber an hour and 15 minutes before James, in turn, takes the same oath to become Governor--the 32nd man to hold that title in Pennsylvania. Thus, a red-haired" former anthracite breaker boy will qualify for another distinction, that of being the first Chief Executive of the Commonwealth who served previously as Lieutenant Governor, in addition to being the first Pennsylvania Governor to swear in his running-mate. James was Lieutenant Governor during John S. Fisher's Administration, 1927-31. A gala parade of 50,000 jubilant Republicans, led by military units, is scheduled to begin moving past the inaugural stand after James sound* thc keynote of his Administration, which is pledged to a more sympathetic attitude toward business and industry, lower tax burdens and continuance of adequate relief. Civilian delegations on the miles- long processional will represent at least 48' of the 67. counties. Bands will blare along.thc bunting festooned parade route. Prancing cavalry mounts, lumbering tanks, artillery pieces, brighUyJuniformed cadets-and the "flashy" garb" of the" Governor's crack troopers will feature the parade-leading military units. The Senate reconvenes tomorrow aflO:30 ATM:,'15 minutes "before its new presiding officer. Lieutenant' Governor-elect Lewis, is inducted into 'office. Before" the end of thc day thc Senate probably will receive the James Cabinet appointments for confirmation. "Several-Democratic votes will be necessary to provide thc required two-thirds majority for eon- R. S. Zahniscr,' one of Friday night's airplane crash victims at Miles Cily. Mont., a half-brother of Dr. F. R. Zahniscr of Greensburg and Mrs. John S. Lightcap of Latrobe, was a native of Greensburg who had been living in thc West since he was a young man, making his headquarters in Billings, Mont. Alumni Association Will Elect Tonight Officers of thc Conncllsville High School Alumni Association will be elected at a meeting scheduled for 8 o'clock this evening at the High School. Reports for thc year will be heard and plans for 1938 formulated. Hospital Patients. Ruth Ann McCune of Dickcrson Run, William Schroycr of Mill Run, Ada Moyer ot Dunbar, Lawrence Rollinson ot Second avenue, Scottdale, Gcorsc Goodwin of Second btrcct, West Side, Norman Love of Loucks avenue, Seottdale, and Mrs. Elizabeth Tober, wife ot Edward Tobcr, of 125 North Eighth street, West Side, have been admitted to ConneUsville State Hospital lor treatment Heads Westmoreland 40-8. Charles Lindner of Invin has been named chef-de-gare ot Westmoreland Voiturc, Forty Eight. urination "bccau"se'thc~Senate is near-, ly equally divided-politically. Fears were expressed that thc virtually certain fight over the James appointments might delay action on the relief appropriation bills. Frick Miner Injured. Nick Spitko, 48, of Filbert, was taken to Uniontown Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained when squeezed between a rib and a machine in thc Filbert mine of H. C. | Frick Coke Company. Pet Dog Credited With Recovery Of His Master's Body From River By United Press. NEW YORK, Jan. 16.--A police dog was credited today for the recovery of the body of his master, Francis Foster, 14, from tic Hudson River. Thc body was taken from the river at the exact spot indicated by the dog, Jack, although he had not been with Francis when he fell into the water four days ago and was drowned. Francis, and his brother, William, 12, and tho dog went to the river bank to collect driftwood on Wednesday. William and thc dog went home because of the cold, but Francis remained. Francis 1 father, Ernest Fobter, went to the river that evening and nolcd lhat there were holes in thc planking ot the rickety pier at 134th street. He assumed that Francis had fallen in there. But the police dog couldn't locate the body. Saturday Foster took the dog with him to watch the police launch still grappling for the body. Jack would not go dxit on the pier. He trotted to the pier at 133rd street, a block away, and lay down on it, sniffing and whimpering. The same thing happened yesterday. Foster was impressed and asked the police to grapple at that point. Within a few minutes they brought up Francii' body.

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