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PAGE FOUR. THE DAILY miTRTER, CONNELT.SVTTJMiJ. PA. r UIGSDAX JANUARY iV, 1030. (ftsmrar THE COURIER COMPANY . James J Oriscolt , , , R. A. Doncgan Walter S Stimmel Ja.ncs M. Dnscoll J. Wylie Driscoll Publishers President and General Manager .Secretary and Treasurer L :. ~: Editor 1 Associate Editor -Advertising and Business Manager I MEMBER OF Audit Bureau of Circulations Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association Burcou of 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 $2 50 for six months by mail if paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Postofflce, Connellsvllle, Pa. TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 17, 1939 HOME PEOBLEM GHAV3J OXE , Judge Sara M. SotCel of Pittsburgh" did not dodge the issue in presenting to niembers of the Fayette County Bar Association, their wives, newspapermen and others her ideas on social reforms--marriage, divorce and venereal diseases--at the bar dinner in Unlontown Saturday evening. She was unusually frank in spealdng before a mixed audience. We need more of such frankness", mixed with the common sense the jurist displayed.' The subject she" discussed, "Domestic Relations," was suggested by the host, of the evening, Judge E. H. Reppert, Vho has had'a wide experience in handling just such cases as she-described. She did full justice to it. 1 Judge Soffel did hot propose anything altogether original, but many of the ideas are revolutionary. They , already have the support of advanced crusaders for-better " homes, better living. She advocated" pre-marrlage and pre~natal examinations to "further the battle against' syphilis." The first may be bitter medicine, but it will help to cure. The second should be a perfect protection against Infection of the unborn child. Discussing failure of so many marriages in the flrst few months or years, Judge Soffel paJnted a dark picture. The causes thereof she traced back to the home--Its failure to train the young for the responsibilities of the new relation. Young women, especially, 'her experience is, go into it blindly, as a "gay lark," lacking wholly in the knowledge of. \vhat it takes to make a home. Many ot them can't cook, or bake, or sew. They haven't even thought of how to take care of a baby. Young men alsd lack, in understanding, in patience, In cooperation. The Jurist's solution goes back into the home. Training from the cradle for the duties of married life is her idea. Just last week this column advocated--not originally --uniform marriage and divorce laws, .by constitutional amendment. This is one of Judge Soffel's essentials to better domestic relations. Along with them she would outlaw common-law marriages. The flrst woman ever to speak before the Bar Association, Judge Soffel so impressed her hearers she was voted unanimously an honorary member. KOT EXACTLY THE GOLDEX BDXE To many persons the seizure for debt of a doctor's automobile because he was two months in arrears in rent on his'·home was, as his minister spoke at his funeral, an act of "heartlessness and injustice." Of course tho public at large may not have learned the background of the tragic case of Dr. Charles C. Stanton of Pittsburgh. After engaging in an exchange of gunshots with officers who -were selling the car, the doctor retired to his house and shot himself. Perhaps neither act could be defended, though his wife says one of the officers started the trouble by slugging him with a blackjack. Two months' rent arrearage is not unusual in these days. If that Is all, the landlord or his agent overstepped the bounds of reason. The minister at the .funeral, Rev. H. M. Eagleson of the Ingomar Methodist Episcopal Church, was most outspoken In his remarks at the service. He said: ' "In civilized states, tools with which a m a n ' works cannot be seized for debt, and that man's automobile was one of the tools of his profession. "He was fighting for the right to save other lives, as he had done for a generation. The assault which was made upon him,could be made only by those who cared more for a few dollars--even bloody ones--than for justice and right. "As the 1 lean eyes of God looked down on the attack, they saw not as man sees. "They saw a man who had dedicated his life to saving others set upon and destroyed by heartlessness and injustice." SENSE BEY05O) THAT OF HUMAN Dogs removed hundreds of miles from home aboard trains or other means of transportation have been known to find their way back to their homes--and their masters. How do they do it? Nobody knows. In The Courier Monday was a story just" as remarkable--of a police dog recovering the body of its master, a boy ot -14, from the Hudson River in "New York. The boy had fallen into the river four days before. The dog was not there at the time of the tragedy. Earlier It had been with him and a younger brother at the scene. That was Wednesday. Saturday Jack accompanied father and brother to watch police grapple for the body at a place holes in tho pier indicated the boy had fallen through. But Jack would not go out on the pier. Instead he trotted to another a block away and lay down on-It, sniffing and whimpering. Sunday tha.performance was repeated. Impressed by the dog's actions the father asked the police to grapple there. Within a few minutes'they brought up the body. " ~~ The dog had not been with the boy at this pier. How did it sense the body beneath the water? How does a dog often know ot the death o£ Us master, at home In bed? / ' . HISTORY SOON MAY REPEAT "To the victors belong the spoils!" A leading Connellsvjlle Democrat so remarked to'the editor when the tide of the movement of Democrats into office and jobs under the Earle Administration was running full. He was sincere. It seems to be something Inherent in the political system. Consequently he saw no reason why Republicans in positions at Harrisburg should not be rooted out--and they were bring discharged by the" hundreds at the time--and supporters of the Administration put in their places. Now the picture is changed--like a flash of lightning, almost, in its suddenness. At, of the Democrats, so it may now be said of the Republicans: "To the victors belong the spoils!" What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.-Joscph Kennedy, United States ambassador to Great Britain, "reportedly" aid so-and-so recently, as witness before a joint meeting of the senate md representatives' military affairs committees here in Washington. William, C. Bullllt, Uncle Sam's ambassador to France, "allegedly" furnished the legislators with certain iddllional information. "Rumor has I" that Hugh H. Wilson, U. S. am- jassador to Germany (home on Indefinite leave, howqver), furnished he joint committees with further 'nets bearing on the foreign situation. 'According lo reliable sources" the awmakers aie in possession of "im- ortant memoranda"' provided by William Phillips, American ambassador to Italy. "It is understood" that Joseph C. Grew has supplemented this wad of diplomatic dope, in our scions' hands, with copious confidential dispatches from Tokyo, where ic is our Yankee envoy. And.thcre is an unlimited quantity rrorc of it, of other ""usually well- nformed" origin. Nominally it consists exclusively o£ reports, allegations, hints, rumors and miscellaneous uncertainties. Theoretically the Joint congressional committees' sessions arc executive and secret. My! how_ secret! The truth is that these two committees have,a combined membership of- 40-odd. . " The Washington newi correspondents have taken that membership of 40-6r-morc, and "wrung "em -dry, member, by member, for net results Maybe no one commiltecman has told everything. -Maybe no one correspondent has squeezed out the whole story. But, pooling the yield, not much is [eft to the imagination Different In 1914. In 1914 things were entirely different. , Personally, ir those days, if I do say so myself, I had a fairly clear idea of the dangers of the outlook in Europe. 1 had lived there, had crisscrossed the old world ns a traveler and had sensed the tensity of. tho strain in that hemisphere. But heavens! When the row broke out I had not a notion .but that the United States would side-step it as any rational bystander would sidestep a scrap between mad-dogs. Now we all realize tho peril. We begin to foresee a globe-conflict when even two little Jerk-water countiics clash with each other. The mad-dogs bite Indiscriminately --and the bltces go cuckoo, naturally Mad Docs Arc Dangerous. O. K. versus mad dogs Armament against that kind of "critters" is strictly Justifiable. Fascism, Nazi-ism and Mikado-ism seem to me to be 100 per cent bydro- phobfac. Russian Communism strikes me as klnda funny, but not as bad as Fascism and Nazi-ism. Communism isn't very aggressive It wants to take care of itself at home and, abroad. It is mildly missionnry- istic. But it isn't aggressive. Nazi- ism, with its bunds and things. Is offensive. Ditto Fascism. Well, against whom are we arming? Anybody? Stray Thought* By S M. DcHUFr . Today's the day. Never saw an Inauguration in my whole life, bu next to Dewey's (in 1041) would rather see today's than any I eve heard tell of. But don't look for W E. (Billy) Niland and his pet rooste in the parade. Nor will Fred Oppcr man and Jin' Ritchey be on horse back, as was rumored, for they bot! went armed with galosues and snow, shoes. If the thing has to be pullo off under cloudy skies, it'll be in keeping with the way the "Llttl New Deal" is going out of offlce. An after four long years' absence from decent government, it'll be sorti comforting to be able to say "Home James" Can our being the 131 county formed in the State have any thing to do with our standing In th tax-paying league, our dcfectlv bridge, and that awful Crawford Arch intersection? By way of proo that it pays to advertise, I receivec more birthday greeting cards thai ever befr most all unsigned, bu what difference does that make And thanks to you, too, Louis Simons for the felicitations via Western Un ion. And to C..A. Wagner, Frqncis, and Mrs. C. R. Kunklc, als for another kind of generous greet ing. Somehow or other, I just can believe "Flukey Harris" is a crook Lot's go to press. Factographs Sing Sing piison in JJew Yoik etat got its name from Indian word meaning "stony 1)1360." In Latvia, liny European eountrj which recently celebrated thu 20tl anniversary of its independence, 2 prisons ha\e been closed becaus crime has decreased. Latvia ha 2,000,000 inhabitants. Gliders are not a modern invention The Aztec Indians used them fo gliding Jown Mexican mountain heights 1,000 yeais ago. The wing ucre made of stork feathers, accord ing to pictures carved on stone whicl have been discovered. Believe it or not, women are golni In for blue-red lipstick. One manu facturcr calls his shade "Blac! Cherry." A spci-ial "information" operate is employed by the Paris telephone company. She tells subscribers al rnobt anything they may wish to know--including food tecipcs an( ln removers STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass. D. D. SO WHY WASTE TIME THUS? Be not anxious. Thus said our great Master Himself,' but how Is it possible to obey such a command? Who can be otherwise than anxious in a world under which diplomats and munition makers have set a charge of dynamite? Who can avoid anxiety In a world where all the former ways of doing things are being rapidly changed? How can it be cx- ' pected of men that they will lace the possibility of unemployment and indus',Tial_ blacklisting because of age and not get worried? Who can think of his business, his bank account, or his securities and not toss about considerably at night? Yet, viewed simply from the commonsense standpoint, it certainly does no good. Physically and mentally we reduce resistance by such tactics, spiritually we damage our faith, socially we spoil happiness for ourselves and others. We, might just »s well go along with a happy smile and take life as it comes every day. To do otherwise is to wreck our happiness and not improve our case in the least with all our worries. Some one has said, "Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength." And the good John Wesley once said, "I dare no more fret than I dare curse and swear." All rlghU reserved--Bnbson Newspaper Sndlcate. Sidelights Hobbies vary with the' individual taste. It was politics that appealed o Frank A. Maddas, Jeannette brewer, well known in Connellsville and hroughout Fayette county. After 50 years at the political game, "as a lobby" he puts it, Mr. Maddns has elected to retire. He has so advised 3ert Smvely, Westmoreland county Democratic chairman. Similar lot- :crs were sent to State and National Democratic leaders, with whom he was associated. Frank Maddas' name is perpetuated In Connellsvllle by liberal gifts to St. Rita's Italian Catholic Church, of which Rev. Henry DeVIvo Is pastor. Among them may be mentioned: The sum oJ $2,000 toward \he erection of the school hall; the church bell, Sl,500; five stained windows, $700; four statues, $125 each; two sets of vestments for masses--four In gold, four n velvet; candlesticks for the sanc- ti arj" S2CO toward the construction of sidewalks. The Connellsville Macaroni Company, now operated by the Jesse C. Stewart Company, was one of Mr. Maddas' projects. He organized it and was for several years connected with the firm. Penniless, or practically so, Mr. Maddas came from his home land, Italy, in boyhood, locating in New Jersey, where he was "employed as a railroad laborer. Eventually he drifted to the Connellsvllle region, when the coke Industry was at its height. He contracted for building coke ovens--thousands of them, principally in the south end of the county. It was In this he is said to have gotten hli start financially. Mr. Maddas married villc girl--Miss Laura Connells- Corrado, As Others Think HE IJKED WINNERS (Cleveland Plain Dealer.) For one year less than a quarter- century Jacob Ruppert was associated with big league baseball From 1915 lo 1923, in partnership with Colonel T. L. Huston, he was part owner of the Yankees, and sole owner for the last 16 years. His 71 years were full ones. As a youth he was ready to enter Columbia University but, yielding to his father's wishes, went to work washing kegs in the family brewery At 23 he was general superintendent. In 1898 he was elected to Congress ·s a Democrat in a normally Republican district and served four terms With the million" his industry brought him, ho collected Jade and oorcclatn; brought skyscrapers, rac- ng thoroughbreds, St. Bernard dogs monkeys, the Yankees and Babe Ruth His interest In baseball datcc b. ck to when as a boy he played sandlot ball. From the day he became financially intetested in the club, the Yankees :iave been unfailingly an interesting leam, winners or losers, and always a factor in the fight. During the years or his association with the sport, the Yankees have been and for a long lime will contirue to be the organization he created. Colonel Ruppert took life in his stride Though a brewer, he refuse to campaign against Volstcadism When Charles E. Hughes as govcrno, of New York condemned race track gambling, he sold his horses. Hk In With John Ford am others, he helped finance the Admiral Byrd expedition into the Antarctic. Though his interests were many and varied, he will be rcmemberec best as the millionaire who lovcc baseball, -nd did much over man, jcara to give it character a» the grca Na'iona game daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michel Angclo Corrado, and sister of the late Mrs. Josephine Rendinc, mother of Alderman R. V. Rcndine; also a sister of Raphael Corrado of Uniontown, who was a stonemason contractor here, and of the late Mrs. Marie Tun of Jcanncttc.' Mrs. Maddas was at one time employed as a milliner by the late Mrs. Jean Guti- llus, where the Title Trust building stands. St. Joseph's Cemetery, Connells- villc, will be the final resting place of Mr. and Mrs. Maddas. A mausoleum of four crypts Is erected there J \ two of these repose the. bodies of Mrs. Maddas' parents. The others are for her and her husband. The Maddas home, in First street, Jeannette, Is one of the show places of the town. By special dispensation of the bishop of the Pittsburgh Diocese of the Catholic Church It contains a chapel. The dispensation permits the holding of masses in the home. The New Mason Hotel at Masontown was erected and operated by Mr. Maddas. He also conducted general store and bakery there. In time he turned his entire attention with exception of politics, to his leading enterprise, the Victor Brewing Company at Jeannette, of which he is president. In retiring from politics he made It known that it was necessary "to conserve my whole energy for the business of the brewing company." He added that "my years in political affairs have been packed with keen enjoyment and excitement," notwithstanding the bumps that go with the game. Another death, that of Thomas J Diskin, piominent Scottdale realtor came as a shock to his many coun- friends. Mr. Diskin, aged 60 on his way to Greensburg on business last Friday, met with an accident. He wai, in unusually good spirits because the R. E. Uptcgraph Manufacturing Company had decided, to locate in Scottdale and prbvide much needed employment for a large number of men m -that borough His automobile skidded on a bridge near Youngwood, hit a culvert and overturned. He was pinned in the wreckage and icceivcd internal injuries He died in the Westmoreland Hospital early Satuiday rooming.-- Grccnsburg Review. The memory of Benjamin Franklin, patriot, is being honored thii week throughout the Nation. Today is the 223rd birthday anniversary of the Philadclphian who is usually ranked as one of the three greatest Amei icans. The Poor Richard Club Philadelphia's group of advertising men, made its annual pilgi image to Franklin's giave in Christ Church burial ground, followed at night by its 34th annual banquet. Sponsored by the Advertising Federation' ol America, tribute to the name anc fame of Franklin as "The Father of Advertising in America" will also be paid by ad%'crtising clubs in many other cities. terests v.cre diversified. D. Rockefeller, Henry The term "milk leg" used for a condition that sometimes develops jf- ter childbirth, originated from the mistaken but popular notion that the leg became filled with milk. Mil] leg really Is phlebitis in an acute form complicated by an inflammation of connective tissue between th muscles and skin. Edltoi'3 Note:--Following U » companion-piece to the January 10 column questioning widespread propaganda that he dictators have challenged democracy yl putting their men to work. The for- m« column showed IHUcr's average wage was holt o( ours, his prices twice as hlRh, his standard of living qomparable that ot wont American slums. This one extends the comparison to Russia Both ore results of Mr. Boosevelt'n side remark in his message to Congrcu that the dictator nations had cured uncm- plomcnt and the question now Is whether democracy could answer that challenge. Figures used In both articles represent months of circful personal Investigation )cnctrntlnK guarded dictatorial omelet Ifiurcs They are Ubcd here for the first time and can bo guaranteed. They ^111 not be denied--P M. / WASHINGTON, Jan. 17. -- The standard of living In Red heaven Is today--believe It--actually l o w e r than it was under the czar. After 20 years of rescuing Its downtrodden people from a glamorous despotism, the/ new Communist despotism has succeeded only in making them worse off than before. You can prove it. Dictator Stalin's idea, out of Marx, was that the lot of the people in capitalism could be improved if the state would take over all buslncss'and operate It for the benefit of the people. He has tried it. The Soviet farmers are being paid on average of three and four-tenths cents a gallon for their milk by the government and the government Is reselling it to the public around 36 cents a gallon. Tea is bought from the peasants for about $1 a pound, sold for nearly S10 a pound. The government buys rye from, its people at less than a cent a pound, retails It at seven and seven- tcnths cents. Such extortionate profits, you would think off-hand, should at Icasl make the government rich. So did Mr. Stalin. He has discovered, however, there Is a defect in his Utopian formula. It does not work out In practice the way It sounded on paper. The fault he will never get away from is that the government profits must go for things which have nol benefltted the people and never will --armaments for instance. Less than half of Russian production ever reaches its consumers. The government gets it. The money goes for capital goods, airplane and bomb factories, coal mines. The Russian system has simply turned Into a scheme of robbing the people by high prices for consumers' goods to pay for making durable goods, many of which do not add productive wealth even to the government In view of what goes down the rat-holes in mismanagement, inefficiency--and down the personal rat-holes. The results can be seen In figures. Wages have increased In Russia about 431 per cent from'czarist 1914 to Communist 1937. That^ is a big increase. But food prices'have increased 1,650 per cent and clothing prices 2,240 per cent in the same time v An average worker could purchase 90 kilos of beef or 38 kilos of butter with a month's wages In his czarist hades. Now in Red Utopia he can only get 24 kilos of beef and 11.5 cilos of butter--about one fourth as much. So also with clothes. With one month's wages he could buy a good CEarlst suit or four pairs of shoes in the bad old days; now it V ' requires four months' wages--four months' work, mind you--to buy one new suit or one pair of shoes in the great new days. If you surmise that such conditions would mean revolution anywhere except in a ruthless tyranny, you will reach the deduction shored widely here. You will also under- ) stand why Stalin has the only army in the world which is not permitted i_ to have charge of Its own nmmunl- " tion. Bullets arc rationed out to the army by the secret police. , The only practical difference between a worker enslaved to the state in Germany and in Russia is that In Russia he gets paid less. Russia has about 170 million inhabitants, of whom 70 lo 75 per cent are peasants working on farms or roads, etc. Thus 120 to 125 million Russians receive little or no wages. They are paid in kind, and subsist on black bread. (Around 10 million are In prison camps.) About 25 millions arc industrial workers who in 1938 received an average wage of 240 rubles a month, or $48 (if you consider the ruble worth 20 cents, although In purchasing power it is only worth four to six cents) ' ' On a weekly basis, the wages of fascism and communism as compared with democracy are: Russia. Germany. V. S. · Average worker $11 $12 to $15 $23.32 Lowest class $3.60 $4.25 *$ 4 85 ·(Minimum WPA.) »- That is they were in 1938. Stalin " Continued on Page Five. DICTATOR There's one dictatorship X own Whos« tyranny no foes resent. A high choir Is hi* lordship's throne. More porridge his supreme intent, And alt who come beneath his sway His mandates hasten to obey. He has a temper that's displayed By banging silver spoon on plate, Grandmothers, neighbor*. Etunta and maid On him subserviently wait. What he will have or what he won't. Wa have and Ilkit IV or w* don'tl Our lives by him today ere ruled And vain It Is to cry horn down; In tyranny the tyke, is schooled. There's terror In hls^sllghtest frown. I ask as~Casslus: Who'can state How ttlne-months-old can ffrow so great? Not envious X, but rather proud: Not frightened, but with happy heart. My head obediently la bowed - To play the wining subject's part. This rnonarch. banging spoon on plate Runs our totalitarian, state. DAVIDSON'S. 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