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PAGE FOUR. DAILY COURIER, CONNELL-SVELLE, PA. THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1938. THE COUHIEE COMPANY . James J. Driscoll R. A. Donegan Walter S. SSmmcl James M. Driscoll I. Wylle DriscoU Publisher . President and Gcricral Manager Secretary and Treasurer Editor ,,_ Associate Editor . Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF Audit Bureau of Circulations Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association Bureau ol Advertising, A. N. P. A. Saved by United Press and International News Service ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month; $5 per year, or $2.50 for six months by mail 1£ paid in advance. Entered as second class matter at the Pobtofilcc, Connellsville. Pa. THURSDAY F.VENING. JANUARY 6, 1938 KEX EE1D COMICS IXT.O HIS 01VX Opportunity in unusual measure has knocked at the door of Kenneth ,A. Reid. He has heeded the call. On January 17 he will become administrative head o£ the Izaak Walton League of America. As executive secretary it will beUlatasfcto direct building that conservation organization Into a greater "defender of woods, waters and wildlife," to which he had devoted the greater part of his adult life. Hitherto he has been, with the,exception of his tenure ot six years on the Pennsylvania Fish Commission, only an advisor. Now he will be the driving force behind a great' movement. ·"In o_ne way his quilting Connellsville and Pennsylvania will be a distinct loss;.~in another a gain. By centering all Sr8~efforts on the Izaak Walton league he will be able to largely increase its elliciency, not only in this State but throughout the Union, to the uttermost parts of which its chapters extend. Ken Reid is numbered among the true sportsmen--not the meat class. He has on every occasion that offered itself been a missionary in the interest of conserving woods, waters and wildlife. An expert in the use of fishing tackle (a hunter, also) he has preached its use for the pleasure one gets out of it. Associates know he keeps few of the flsh he catches--never any unless they are of exceptional size. They know also that he practices what he preaches with regard to lures that will not injure the fish and the proper method of releasing them uninjured. He has been a determined advocate "o£ reducing creel and bag limits, contending "that the production of flsh and game cannot otherwise keep pace with the increasing number of sportsmen and sportsmen so-called. ^·~ . It is said of Ken Rekphe might well be numbered 3raniong a half'dozen of.the leading conservationists of the ~ country^-certainly a tribute"to his 4 knowledge and'how to "· use it. Pennsylvania may-well b'e proud of the fact it has ?.. another of those six in Seth Gordon. '. For some time headquarters of the league have been V looking for a man with the ability to take sole charge of its .·-administration. It is believed in Mr. Reid the man has : been selected. The executive secretary will be in his ', element. Pennsylvania recently had the opportunity to ·'. ''keep him. Sportsmen in many parts of the State urged his '. appointment as commissioner of fisheries, but Governor ^Earle saw fit to name another. The Governor is an ardent " fisherman. He let a valuable man get away. . · In the Day's News Brief Comment on CuiTcnt Events Here and There. "This is off the record! '. '." "This is off the record." The inflection makes the difference. There is a vast gulf between ic- qucsts and demands. Newspaper reporters do not violate confidences, or at least they are not expected to. They would not be expected to cower under officially voiced demands, say at a Board of Education meeting. Isnoring somebody's command is not violating a confidence. Employment insurance officials .it Harrisburg arc optimistic--about the comparatively light drain they expect this year on the fund in hand, "upwards of $85,000,000.'.' According to their estimates it will require but $10,000,000 to pay claims this year. By the end of the year they estimate the fund will have increased to $150,000,000. If such forecast proves true there should eventually be so means ot reducing the cost. An automobile under control which it usually is at safe speeds, is a most useful accessory. A runaway one become 1 ! n steel and rubbci demon, i juggernaut, as was that which pushed its way through the side of a house at Grccnsburg, carrying four persons with it. Thice survived the dash. The safety campaign is still on. Smediey Butler m.iy be counted upon to add spice to the annual banquet of Walter E. Brown Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on February 5. The former commander of the Marines likes Connellsville. He was finely treated when here several years ago and indicated to General Chairman A. B. Picl;ard of the banquet committee he'd like to return. Sportsmen for a long time have been hopeful of increasing the number of bass planted each year. Most of them must come from the Federal hatcheries. It is suggested they get the car of the Federal commissioner of fisheries when he comes February 24 to speak at the annual banquet of the Izaak Walton League. The Fayctte County Council of the Veterans of Foreign Wars must have found Charles Wmgrovc ot Evcrson a capable presiding officer. They rcelccted him at their annual meeting Tuesday. The council was disappointed when State Commander John V. Horan did not come. They had confidently expected him. As Others Think OUK NEW COURT (Uniontown News Standard.) For the first time in all hislory the multiple court of Fayctte county is now entirely Democratic. Our four judges arc members of the party of Jefferson, Jackson, Cleveland, Wil,on and Roosevelt, which to party partisans is a consummation devoutly to be wished. Yet as now constituted our Fayctto county court is deserving of a far higher tribute-it is eminently able, eminently just and eminently consecrated to the fair and impartial administration of justice, without regard to party, religion, race or color. The people of Fayctte county have a right to be proud of our four judges, "best balanced court in Pennsylvania," as Judge Hudson so aptly icmarkcd in his address of felicitation. Of President Judge Harry A. Cottom and Senior Judge H. S. Dumbauld no extended mention is needed at this time. They have already beived well for two years, etching a record that is comparable with any that has preceded them. And of their two new colleagues. Junior Judge W. Russell Carr and President Judge Ross S, Matthews of the Orphans Court, the voice of the people had already given the best possible endorsement in their election to (he exalted offices they have now as- umcd. The ideal judge is the man pos- "sscd of both ability and character nd on both these counts Judges Carr nd Matthews stand .as peers of any urists in the State. Both arc so well ualifled by cultural background, oundcd education, legal experience nd sound philosophy of living that anticipate for them completely ucccssful terms of office Is but to redicate the inevitable. This we do ere and now, completely confident hat this judgment will be affirmed t no distant date by all the 200,000 eople of the Fourteenth judicial dis- rict. It's a long cry from the beginnings f our local law courts, from 1838 ·hen one judge presided over a dis- rict tximpnscd ol Washington, ireene, Fayctte and Somerset coun- cs, down to 1D38 when the same Bounties are constituted as four sep- rate judicial districts with irn judges residing over their respective courts, luch history has been inide, four :ajor wars have come to the nation nd three complete generations of udges and lawyers have come and one. But in our studied opinion, ever before have the courts of Fay- ttc county been in better hands. Today in Washington By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.--The Ad-, ministration's scheme for a "regulated economy" is cautiously being unfolded in a dozen different ways. President Roosevelt himself has told the press informally that he thinks planning as between government and business might well be begun in certain industries to prevent gluts and overproduction. This means revision of the anti-trust laws (o permit pooling of ideas, Jf not of prices, so as to regularize production curves. The President has revealed that he is well aware that both labor and capital must come into the picture, with the Government as the guiding Influence in the making o£ prices. Government economists and planners ore working overtime preparing memoranda and suggestions looking toward a coordination of business activity under some form of government guidance, to be called, for the moment, "cooperation." It is denied that the NRA will be revived, but it is admitted that he code machinery so up by the NRA would, if it had been retained, have been very valuable today m furnishing a mechanism through which the new policies of "coordination" or "cooperation" HIGH SCHOOL BUILDECG OUTGROWS Troubles lie ahead of the Board of Education, as the .% coming days and weeks will develop. One item it must 7'soon face In a serious and constructive way is the congested ·condition of the High School Building, lirected twenty '-years ago to house a thousand students, nearly double that . number are now being accommodated. Twelve hundred . "eighty now do all their work in the building. Additional 480 do academic work at the Frances Cameron Building and . cooking, sewing, manual training, physical education and .~ music at the High School. The average there is placed at ' 'about 1,400. By this time 'next year it is probable the original capacity will have been almost doubled. Extension of the compulsory attendance age of 18 years will, it is believed, increase the number by a minimum, of a hundred. When a building is already overcrowded an additional hundred create a real problem. Just how great is the need for more space may be gleaned from the following: Eear ends of both study halls have been partitioned off to provide class rooms; a room formerly utilized for storage has been converted Into a class room; 'classes use two women's rest rooms; three laboratories are used for class work; even the stage Is utilized, ' for'music classes. · .rl " What shall be done? .That's to be decided. So far as is -known the board has no plans. It hasn't even'considered ~_thern. Enlarging .the building is said to be out of the ques- 'tion. Theronly space remaining-about the'buildfng lies to -'the east, occupied by residences. It is not probable the ~State Department of'Education would approve any addition r'that would light,'even, if the space were available .'Tthere. Somebody will be forced-to act before long, in what- --everjway it may be. _ - - ~ · , ~ The luxuries and advantages of a civilization such as we have fail to impress all, even if they have the opportunity to enjoy them. A hospital is n fine place to be when injury, a break in health or the services of Dr. Stork require it. Ben Couch of Wichita, Kan., is one of the antis Learning his wife had been taken to a hospital in his absence he rushcc in, grabbed her from the maternity operating table and carried her away after holding off doctor and nuiscs with a knife. Baby came all right but through no assistance from Ben. The Westmoreland county court .sitting cnbanc, threw a bomb into Sheriff James M. Heating's lap speaking figuratively, of course when it decreed that the sheriff mus' provide his bond out ot his own pocket. Hitherto the county footed the bill. It amounts to $2,200: 1 was something not taken into consideration when Keating ran ornce. His relief can come only from the Legislature. ~ ./ - . -DE SCmYEINITZ QUITS TOfDER FIRK : ; ~ After putting -up a great defense against charges ·Jevelled 'Joy politicians at his administration of the Depart- -nient of Public Assistance; Karl de Schweinitz has spoiled /it all by resigning, after being upheld, to a degree, and -jjetained in office by Governor Earle. There is an old axiom ;;abb.ut counting so many when-angry, before acting, and may more if-yery-angry. -De Schweinitz failed ·r-fo.make the second count.--Me evidently quit because Earle .-.declared."certain fundamental changes must be made in the administration of'reiief,"""that-there-must be a maximum of business efficiency," "that there is not adequate checking -"of relief rolls" and some others. De Schweinitz was visibly! incensed by the Governor's assertion, that "it (the recent inquiry) disclosed an. abso- -lutely non-political administration, of relief and assistance." In resigning he bitterly attacks the Governor. Countering ·what the Chief Executive says about the non-political phase the secretary declares "it is no longer a question of pre' venting politics from entering," "that the door already has been opened." County assistance boards, which have con- _trol-of relief, have been loaded,"lie says',*with political ap-' ::pointees, sponsored by Democratic county chairmen and _ winds up with this: Membership on many of the county "-assistance boards "promises nothing better than what the poor boards repicsented." 0"E BAD FIRE Sl'OILS GOOD RECORD One disastrous fire, in 1937 marred a line record of several years, according to the anual report of Chief William E. DeBolt to Council. It was in the opening month the damage was done--the First National Bank Building fire. Much of the loss there was caused by failure of the {'sprinkling system, to perform as It should have. The January loss is listed as $25,010." For the remainder of the year the total was but $2,440, the chief's report shows. .Losses for 1936 and 1935 were ?11,883 and ?;!,130 respectively. Dr. William A. Marsh has retired as president of Mount Pleasant Coun cil after 12 years. For a doctor that' a long time to devote to outsid duties. Maybe his wife filled in She, Dr. Mary Montgomery Mann is u physician, too. Charles Dickson Is the new president. Two othe veterans in council retired--S. C Stevenson, with a record of 20 years and P. J. Mullen, a dozen. Thomas A. Lcwcllyn Post of th American Legion at Scottdalc ho purchased a home--a residence con taining ten rooms. It is commodiou enough to provide for all the post' and the Legion Auxiliary's activities It will be fitted up for band practice Junior Legion ana Boy Scout use Who said depression? Facfographs . The average man's lung:: contai approximately five quarts of air. Though the United States pdi Panama 510,000,000 for the Cana Men's -M a d e of ?ood heavy materia's . . t r i p l e stitched and r o i nforced ( o r added wear. BOYS' KN3CKERS . 95C Tweeds chctk*'. coiduroys, etc. Cut full nnd well mjde, wiih knit cuffs. Harry Bowman 7l:i Wi-\| Crinu'iin) West Side Stray Thoughts Zone rights, it still pays an annual ental of $250,000. During the last nine years the lumber ci automobiles in ihe United States has increased 11 per cent. Traffic accidents for the same period tave increased approximately 52 per cnt. CORRECTION! An incorrect statement relative to the amount of water per acre which would result from n one- inch rainfall recently appeared in this column. According to W. R. Gregg, chief of the Weather Bureau of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, one huh of rain would produce approximately 27,154 gallons of water per acre. By S. M. DeHUFF Counting everything, there mighty few of us who can look back over 1937 and not nnd something to be thankful for. Now is the time for all good ar\n{curs to come to the aid of the 1938 Legion Minstrel. Flashy neckties, cigarct lighters, and two- for-a-mcfcei cigars arc all the rage right now. Ever notice, the fellows who have the littlest use ot them always want their watches absolutely correct. With our country in the shape it is right now, seems th' papers gave a lot of space to Mrs Roosevelt's approval, or thumb down attitude, on the Big Apple at that White House ball. Whether a fellow has any use for it or not, It is embarrassing to drop a quart bottle of excellent Christmas liquor on the sidewalk in front of one's home. Shooting mothers and fathers has got to be quite a fad with the present younger generation. Among my Christmas gifts were a "Through Tramc Stop" and "No Parting" set of signs, both regulation size and weight but neither bearing a card of greeting. There are lots of other reasons, besides just demostic strife, for lots of married couples never being seen together in public. Judging by some of ouf new Council's official acts, last September's primaries haven't been entirely forgotten. As faulty as I am. 1938 is on its way with nary a New Year's resolution made, registered or recorded. From the tone of the Ickes and Roberts aerial bombs, Congress will first have to smother a mad, recklcsvWhite House drive for personal aggrandizement before it can hope to deal with the present business slump. One of the toughest jobt I know of is trying to make planned social calls between December 25 and January 1. Let's go to press. could be put into effect. Meanwhile, government spending or armament, rather than road )uildmg, and for a stimulus to hous- ng, rather than public works subsidies that arc not reimbursable, is expected, along with a big subsidy o agriculture, to put a "bottom under the farmer and the unorganized worker," as Governor Eccles of the Federal Reserve Board expresses it n his plea for government action hat will stop the recession by sustaining "buying power." One must distinguish nowadays between the short-range or immediate plans to stop the recession from growing worse and the long-range plans for the achievement of a S100,- 000,000,000 national income. In many respects, the present era in Washington resembles the winter of 1933, when all sorts of plans were being offered through senatorial committees and directly to Mr. Roosevelt in' the hope of bringing economic recovery. But whatever plan is brought forward must stand the acid test ol economic soundness, which is but another way of saying that purchasing power must be increased, production must be increased, rea wages must be increased, and the government of the United States must remain solvent, and, if all those factors are present, the scheme can be said to be economically sound. The real trouble is that there is in political government so much pussyfooting with the realities. Very timidly do the political-minded approach the question of increasing th output per man, not excessively, bu sufficiently anyway to Justify the big increase in total payroll. Very timid ly, too, does the political mind ap proach the question of reducing taxe; and reducing direct government out lays for tilings that benefit particula districts and make votes. Everybody will agree with Mr Roosevelt that a $100,000,000,000 na tional Income would solve many o our tax worries. For then a $17, 000,000,000 cost of governmcnl which is the total of Federal, stat and municipal, would not be hard t bear because it would be only 17 pe cent of the national income. What America today is strugglin with is a $17,000,000,000 cost o government divided into a $68,000, 000,000 national income for 193 that's approximately 25 per cent. '. means that one dollar out of ever four dollars produced by all busi nesses and all occupations goes the Government In taxes or sum loaned for deficits. That occurred i Owls and tjawks are better mous- crs than cats. A clipper plane recently flew it cargo of 10,000 new-born chicks from Florida to South America. Complete reforestation of one-tenth of Puerto Rico within 'he next three years is the goal of'the island's reconstruction administration. YOU WANT WE HAVE IT! "I'KMN/.H"' is famous for its IOIIR mileage ...18c liKT Jl. .t 31. fimihe your car (lie modoni way $1 r i . . N S i I,V.\M.V as low as _____ l l i i K . S S K U V I C K STATION W. Crani'oril f i n d Kl. 1'lionc 1-0. LIBERAL TRADE Ulowances ZDtTTH ISIS* -- AnMftcn *o4 Torttqn Broadcuta. 10" Sp**k*r. TfU»7ulu DUI, Splatter Toning. $79.95 ZENITH 6SW3-- American and Foreign Broadcast!. 6" Spealcot. Foreign Station Bo- locator, Local Station Indicators. (540- 18.400K.CJ. a relatively good year. Now, in 1929, America had a $81,000,000,000 national income, bu the total cost of government wa only $13,000,000,000. That was abou 16 per cent of the national income When we consider that Amcric never has got beyond $81,000,000,00 in national income nnd that the na tlonal income has been climbing back up from the depression low of $38,000,000,000 in 1932 at the rate of about $5,000,000,000 a year in increases, it is difficult to see how we can reach the $100,000,000,000 goal for another six years. Meanwhile, can anybody guarantee that, in the interim, the national Continued on Page Seven. XENITH SS21I -- A»«rtc*a ud Fcrvlfa 8ro*dcut*r 5" Tea* CealreC Loe*l SUHoo IntU- e»fei», ( M O A mf* f\C IMP. «.«.«$ 19.95 T 9 3 8 Connellsville . NORGE Appliance Co. 401 West Crawford Avenue. Phone 1501. Patronize those who advertise. 'TWiir^^^ T H E N A T I O N A L B A N K AND TRUST C O M P A N Y O F C O N N E L L S V I L L E Statement of Condition, December 31, 1937 RESOURCES Cash qnd due from banks £ 497,753.81 Bonds and Securities 1,477,111.72 Loans and Discounts 344,986.65 Other Resources 1,000.31 Income earned but not due 17,024. ( 84 Furniture and Fixtures 4,305.99 Overdrafts 44.08 LIABILITIES Capital Surplus Undivided profits Reserves Other Liabilities . $2,342,227.40 125,000.00 90,000.00 37,460.67 5,566.81 3,863.51 Deposits , 2,080,336.41 Member Federal Deposit Insurance- Corporation. ',^,^

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