The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 17, 1939 · Page 5
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, January 17, 1939
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 37, THIS D A l l v V CUDU11SR. CONNIOhLSVlLLE. PA, PAGE FIVE. Dorothy James Will Become Her Daddy's Hostess at Capita Is Youngest Woman Ever to Assume Such Responsibility. SON UNABLE TO GET EXCITED By United Press. HARR1SBURG, Jan. 17.--Attractive young Dorothy James received the keys to Pennsylvania's old brownstone Executive Mansion today from retiring first lady, Mrs. George H. Earle. Just 23, Miss James is the youngest woman ever to assume the responsibilities of official State society, but her hand is nevertheless not untried in the duties ot domesticity. Since her mother's death several years ago Dorothy has kept her lather's house and is familiar with In-: problems of the kitchen as well as those of the drawing room. The Executive Mansion itself will not be ")e fearful unknown quantity it has to past first ladies lor she already has inspected it from top to ·bottom under Mrs. Earlc's guidance. Even the prospect of repairs was not overlooked on the inspection tour last month as Mrs. Earle disclosed, "the plumbing often begins to knock in the middle of a dinner party, but you just pretend not to hear it." In the change of first families the old mansion will not lose its appeal to the younger set. During Mrs. Earle's tenure four boys, George, IV, 22; Hubert, 20; Lawrence, 15, and Ralph, 10, kept a stream of youth flowing m and out of the official residence. Besides Miss James, only two years over her majority, the new Governor's only son, Arthur H., Jr., 20, will also live at the mansion. Young James "can't get excited" over his father's inauguration but he'll be on hand for the cermonies. "Shucks," he told newsmen in Pittsburgh, "as long as I can remember I've tried to get excited because dad was a candidate lor something or other, but I never have." NEWS BEHI Many Activities Among Perryopolis Folks and Clubs · Continued from Page Four, has ordered a wage reduction for 1939 which will bring his average down to about $9.90 a week. This is being done as a disciplinary measure because workers have been engaged in slow-down strikes against the government. They have been told for many years thai if they will only tighten their belts and work harder they may get somewhere, but' apparently this promise, even when backed by a bayonet, is wearing thin. The difference between fascism, communism and democracy is evident nlso in the prices fixed by those two totalitarian systems and those more freely arrived at in the U. S. (Russian prices quoted include the turnover tax. U. S. prices are official National average figures of the Bureau of Stalislics.) Russia. Germany. U. S. Sleak $ 1.14 Ib. $1.00 38.4c. Butter __$ 1.82 Ib. .65 33.2c. Eggs $ 1.56 .72 17 c. Gasoline -. None .60 17 c. Coffee ,$12 Ib. 51.25 23 c. Fantastic costs of these democratic staples in. the totalitarian states simply mean even the rich there can hardly afford what we accept as common food. The average Russian must live on cabbages and black bread (the peasant eats two and two- tenths pounds of bread a day.) On that basis a Russian industrial worker, spending all his weekly salary on bread, could buy 143 pounds. An American could get 284 pounds of white bread. Incidentally women's silk hose, smuggled into Russia, brought $15 to ?20 per pair last year. As for autos, now nearly a necessity for our workers, you cannot buy them in Russia. There are 400,000 autos in Hussia, but they are mostly trucks and cars of government officials. Only 2,000 are privately owned passenger cars (mostly Fords), some of which have been won in lotteries conducted by the government or given as re%vards for outstanding government work. One out of every flvc citizens in this challenged United Slates had an automobile last year. One out of every 33 Germans in Challenger Hitler's Utopia had a car; one out of every 85,000 Russians in Challenger Stalin's Red heaven. The single thing In which they have outstripped us--and completely --is in Ihe spread of propaganda deluding our citizens into believing they are challenging anything except their own poverty. PERRYOPOLIS, Jan. 17.--The Women's Missionary Society of the Flatwoods Baptist Church held its monthly all-day meeting Thursday at the home of Mrs. D. R. Musscr. The day was spent in quilling and at noon a covered-dish dinner was served. The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs. Ellis Vance. Grange Officers Installed. The Deemster Grange of Washing- ion county installed officers of both Curfew and Ridgeview granges at the Curfew Grange hall Thursday night. Over 100 people witnessed the ceremony. Afterwards a lunch was served by the Home Economics committee of Curfew Grange. Aid Society Elects. The Fairview Ladies Aid Society met Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Richard Chalfant with 14 members present. The meeting was presided over by Mrs-. James Wolfe and the business of the evening was the election of officers for the coming year. Results were: President, Mrs. Kcifcr; vice-president, Mrs. Ina Lynn; secretary, Ruth Keifcr; assistant treasurer, Mrs. Ollic Blythc. Mrs. Harry Staub has held the position of treasurer for years but due to illness she has been unable to attend regularly, so the position of assistant treasurer was created to aid her in her duties. Entertain Aid Society. The Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Layton mot Wednesday night at the home of Mrs. George Willey with Mrs. Ray Wilson as joint hostess The program consisted of a rerding by Mrs. Frank Wilhelm and voca! solos by Miss Eleanor Wilson. Thirteen members attended the meeting Joint Meeting. The Dorcas and Goodwill Bible classes of the Perry Methodist Episcopal Church held a joint meeting in the church parlors Thursday evening. The event was planned as a shower for Mrs. Arthur Miller whose home wns burned to the ground Christmar Eve. About 40 members were present but due to the death of Mrs. SUickslager, one of the members that morning, a damper had been cast on what had been planned as a festive evening. The members visited with one another and later, presented Mrs. Miller with a beautiful array of gifts. Personals. Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Strickler, Mr and Mrs. F. L. Townscnd, Mrs Matlic Sherrard and Mrs. Sarah Townsend attended a turkey supper in the Great Bethel Church Thursday evening. Mrs. Sherman Hixcnbaugh and daughter, Janet, spent Wednesday with her sister-in-law, Mrs. L, A. Brown. Mrs. C. P. Stewart of Dormont visited her sister, Mrs. D. M. Graham on Thursday. Mrs. William Bryan of Pittsburgh is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Willey. - All Day Quilting. The Mission Circle of the Star Junction Baptist Church held an all day meeting for the purpose of quilting at the church Thursday. Illustrated Program. Rev. Fred Grimm showed slides of his trip and talked about them to the people of Layton in the church Friday evening. Entertains Bridge Club. Mrs. A. M. Snvder entertained her bridge club Wednesday night. Friendly Club Meets. Mrs. Alfred Lvnn entertained the Friendly Club Thursday night. Distaff Side of Young America Takes to Wings With Uncle Sam planning world's (rrcalcst flic armada as part of defense plans, Lake Erio College for Girls, at Paineavillc, Ohio, has intensified its course of aviation. Bottom, the class observes Pilot-Instructor Ray Porter demonstrate correct method of "swinging a prop." Top, left, Marion Wagner, of Eric, Pa., docs her bit of ground work in the machine shop. Top, center, Margaret Newman, of Detroit, and Instructor Porter listen to Mrs. Ruth P. Bortlett, in charge of the aviation class, before ta'nine off. Top, right,' Janet Beech, of Indianapolis, adjusts parachute. (Central Prest) WPA Force Gets \ Go Ahead Order At Confluence Mexican Rebel Slain. MEXICO CITY, Jan. 17.--Ex- General Saturnine Cedillo, leader of an abortive uprising against President Cardenas last spring, was killed in a brush with federal troops in the rugged mountains of San Luis Potosi state where he was long time dictator. CONFLUENCE, Jan. 17.--In a special meeting borough council appio- prialcd money to continue the WPA project on improving Confluence streets. The work is being supervised by WPA Foreman Joe Wilson. BritlKC Club Meets. The Thursday Evening Bridge Club met Thursday at the home of Mrs. Robert Black. There were 12 members present. After cards-, lunch w;is served by the hostess. Prizes awarded were: high, Mrs. C. B. Humbert; floating, Mrs. C. W. Frantz; *ccond, Mrs. Homer Rush, and draw, Mrs. Christine Frantz. Personals. Miss Reba Pore, a teacher in the Connellsville region, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mis. D. H. Pore. Miss Myrtle Hopwood has returned to her position as teacher in Hoover.-ville after spending Ihe week-end with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. G. B. Hopwood. Mrs. Virginia Kuit/, employed as a nurse in Warren, is .spending a few days visiting her husband, C. W. Kurtz, Jr., here. She was the former Miss Virginia Boring of this place. Mr. and Mrs. Ray W. Wills and children will move from their residence in Oden street to the Hosteller property in Hughart street in the next few days. Miss Elizabeth Bower, a teacher in the Connellsville region, spent the week-end at Ihe home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Bower. Miss Mary Whitney and Miss Doris Lyons have returned after spending the week-end in Pittsburgh. The condition ot William Rclbcr, formerly of Confluence, now residing with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wright ill Greensburg, remains about the same. He is in a serious condition and is bedfast. Cochran Class Tuesday. The Sarah B. Cochran Class of the Methodisl Episcopal Church at Dawson will meet Tuesday evening in the social auditorium, beginning at 7:30 o'clock. John Xi. Scvlts Dead. SOMERSET, Jan. 17.--John L. Sevits, 79, prominent Berlin, R. D. 4, fanner, died Thursday night. Asks Japanese Boycott. PITTSBURGH, Jan. 17.--Colonel M. Thomas Tchou, former secretary to Chiang Kai-Shek, lold a community forum: "If the Chinese people maintain unity and will, and if the people of the United Stales enforce a boycott of Japanese goods, victory for China is inevitable." Kidnapers Given Given Life. OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 17.--Superior Judge John M. Wilson imposed life sentences on Dr. Kent W. Berry, William K. McAloon, James Rcddick am Robert H. Smith for kidnaping Irvin Baker, 37, retired Coast Guard officer from his home August 19. FAMOUS EVANGELIST TO CONDUCT REVIVAL FOR. DUNBAR CHURCH Dr. Walter Queen of Sanford, Fla., will be the speaker at the Dunbar Baptist Church during a series of evangelistic meetings beginning Sunday evening. The services will be held each evening except Monday, over a period of two weeks. Mr. and Mrs.-Howard Swyers of Point Marion will .be in charge of the music. Dr. Queen has been an evangelist for nearly 30 years and has s-jwken to as many as 20,000 persons in an evening. His travels have taken him in 36 of the 48 states; such cities as Baltimore, Cincinnati, Louisville, Mobile, Atlanta and Orlando. He comes from Port Arthur, Tex., having closed a successful campaign there. More than one half million souls have professed Christ under his ministry. In 1938 JDr. Queen built a tabernacle Here's Knitting For a Beginner Household) Art* by Alice Brook* CO** ttM UOUUMXD An. INC PATTERN 6304 Here's smartness for winter, spring or summer for Ihis easy blouse can be knilted in sport angora, a mixtuic of wool and rayon yarn or string. Two identical pieces without a side scam form back and fronl wilh Ihe sleeves (long or shoit) done in plain knitting. Pattern 6304 contains instructions for making blouse in sires 10-18 and 38-40; illustralions of il and of slitches; natcnals needed. To obtain this pattcin send ten cents in coin to The Doily Courier, Household Arts Dept., 259 W. 14th Street, New York, N. Y. Be sure to write plainly your NAME, ADDRESS nnd PATTF.RN NUMBER. E d u c a t i o n Real Way to Stop Isms, Dr. Shaw Asserts The purpose of the schools is to spread the doctrine of democracy for education as its true protector. Dr. Robert T. Shaw of Philadelphia, president of the National Education Association, told more than 400 schoolmen at Brownsville Junior CORONER PUT IN CHARGE OF MARCH JURY A u b r e y Replaced by Baltz at Direction of Fayette Judges. EMBEZZLEMENT CHARGE LISTED UNIONTOWN, Jan. 17.--Coroner S. A. Baltz was directed by the Fayette county court, in an order handed down at noon Saturday, to take charge and supervise the drawing of grand jurors and petit jurors for the March term of criminal court. Because of the vast amount of work to bo undertaken by the pending grand jury, the dote of convening has been fixed for Monday, February 20, to afford two weeks if necessary before opening of the court term Monday, March 6. In addition to new cases, the March grand jury, with Judge W. Russell Carr presiding, will be called upon to consider a host of cases which were held over after Judge H. S. Dumbauld dismissed' the December grand jury before its work was completed for alleged "failure to follow instructions." Racket cases, embezzlement charges against a city and a county official and assault charges against two constables growing out of an arrest of a "numbers" writer are included in the December cases. Among the new cases are two mur- , dor informations against'three Connellsville men -- Luther Royston, Clyde White and John Turza-- for the pre-Christmas slayings of Henry D. Foster, 69, Franklin township farmer, in Connellsvillc, and Naum Acheff, Scottdale storekeeper, in the Westmoreland county borough. The court order followed a petition o£ District Attorney James A. Reilly In which he pointed to the inability or incompetcncy" ot Sheriff Thomas R. Aubrey to discharge his regular duties with the jury commissioners. The prosecutor said the terms "inability or incompetency" referred to the bill of indictment against Aubrey charging him with embezzlement of funds during his tenure as Fayelte county treasurer, ignoring of What Boy Scouts Are Doing at Sanford, Fla., where he serves as pastor while not engaged in evangelistic campaigns. For many years Dr. Queen's daughter, Virginia, now Mrs. Howarc Swyers, traveled with her father She is a talented musician, playing several instruments and specializing in piano. I'r. Swyers is also a talented musician. He is professor of music in the Point Marion High School as well as director of a church choir. He is a fine vocalist and plays several instruments including the violin, trombone and guitar. "We consider ourselves most fortunate in having this splendid evangelistic party with us and wish to invite you one and all to attend these meetings," says Rev. F. W. Reed, pastor. When Troop No. 3 meets tonight it will hear a talk by William Geiger, former assistant scoutmaster, now a member of the United States Marines home on a furlough. He will tell of his experiences in China. Mr. Geiger attended the last meeting o£ the troop for only a few moments but promised to be on hand tonight for n talk. A full turnout of members is expected. Eleven boys of the troop passed the flremanship merit bodge test Saturday morning, appearing before Fire Chief W. E. DeBolt for the test. The next issue of the Troop Three Times, the troop pnpcr, will be ready for distubution the latter part of this month. Exporcr Patrol Formed. Many Scouts of Troop No. 8 are working hard on tests in order to qualify for Ihe Explorer Paliol being formulated. Paul "II. Kcightley has been named head of the new patrol. Those qualifying will be inducted at a father and son banquet during Anniversary Week in February. Troop No. 8 is pieparing an interesting program for the Anniversary Week observance. Following are few of the things to be done: Chapel program at the High School; tioop attendance at chtuch one or two nights, and window displays including a live demonstration on first aid. Plan 14-MIIc Hike. Troop No. 2 Scouts have planned n 14-mile hike in order to pass the hiking and first elass cooking tests. Second-class Scouts are determined to earn their first-class badges at the Court of Honor in February and are diligently studying their manuals. 'It is expected that all who have not pasied the tenderfoot tests will do so before the end of the week. Others are using Y. M. C. A. pool to pass their first-class swimming tests. A basketball team has been organized and it is planned to play a series of games with other Scout teams. Badge Blanks Distributed. Twenty-eight members of Troop No. 5 whose enrollment is 47 answered the roll call at Friday night's meeting. A unanimous vote was given Candidate Robert E. Lee into troop membciship. Merit badge blanks were passed out and Scouts wishing to take tests were scpaiated into groups according to their rank House Employes Must Earn Keep Spcclat to The Courier. HARRISBURG, Jan. 17.--Speaker Ellwood J. Turner made it clear that officials and employes ot the State House of Representatives will have to earn their keep. 'Absenteeism will not be tolerated," he said. Turner said the purpose was to ·conserve time and promote efficiency and in the end to save a lot of taxpayers' money." High School auditorium last week. Schools, the speaker declared, were primarily designed for the children and citizens and not for the teachers. He pointed out many startling facts in connection with the leaching profession and education in general as well as elaborating on the aims and functions of the organization of which he is head. Calling attention to the fact that 800,000 children of grade school age, 3,500,000 of high school age and 1,500,000 handicapped children are not in school in the United States today simply because there is no provision for them, Dr. Shaw said the United States is in more danger now because of illiteracy than was Germany at the time Hitler slipped into power. Quoting J. Edgar Hoover, the G-man chief, the education leader said education is the best weapon with which to combat crime and pointd out. that last year 15 billion dollars were spent for crime while only two and a half billions or one sixth-were spent for educational pur-' poses. "Isms," he said, "will spread only in n country where the soil is rich with ignorance." Dr. Shaw was the introduced by Dr. Robert M. Steelc, president of California Slate Teachers College. Somerset IMonccr Dies. SOMERSET, Jan. 17.--Miss Lucy V. Picking, 86, the last survivor of a pioneer Somerset county family, died Friday afternoon in Community Hospital where she had been taken a week before suffering from a fractured hip received in a fall at her home in East .Patriot street. Local Legionaire On Fayefle City Program Lieutenant Colonel Lucius McK. Crumrine of Washington, Pa., will be the principal speaker at the annual banquet of Brightwell-Daugh- crty Posl of Ihe American Legion at the Fayette City Methodist Episcopal Church Tuesday night, February 21. Francis M. Brady'of Connellsville, district commander, also will, speak. which by the December grand jui-y resulted in its dismissal by Judge Dumbauld. The case ngainst Aubrey, by court order of December 1, 1038, will be re-presented to the March grand Jury for action. Coroner Baltz has been directed to impanel 24 grand jurors as well as 90 petit jurors for each o£ the two weeks of criminal court. The criminal court sessions will begin on March 6 and 13. The court order stated: "And it appearing that there is inability or incompeteney on the part of the said sheriff, upon motion of James A. Rcilly, district attorney of Fayette county, it is ordered and directed that all singular duties imposed upon the sheriff by several Acts of Assembly \wth reference to the selecting, summoning and returning of jurors for the March term ond sessions, 1939, shall be performed by Samuel A. Baltz, coroner of Fayette county, and that any venire or venires, writ or writs, summons Or summonses, notice or notices, required to be issued and served in connection with such selection, summoning and returning of jurors, shall direct the same to be performed by the coroner. . ." The coroner is "considered the- county's second highest peace officer and the only official who can legally succeed the sheriff. DUNBAR COUPLE OBSERVE ANNIVERSARY WITH DINNER DUNBAR, Jan. 17.--Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Smitlcy celebrated their twenty-second wedding anniversary with a family dinner at their home Sunday. All the immediate family and the following persons were present: Mr. and Mrs. William Duckworth of Ldsenring, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Kolat, Mr. and Mrs. George James and children, Lois Jean and Eleanor, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hardy mid son Glenn, and Mr- and Mrs. Lawrence Smitley and son Eddie. The couple were recipients of lovely gifts. Mr. and Mrs. Smitley have' always resided at Dunbar and enjoy a wide circle df friends here. Mr. Smitley is employed at the New, Castle Lima and Stone Company plant. Mrs. Smitley before her mar- iage was Miss Mary James. At Center Conference. Edward Mahan and John Bobusky, who arc in charge of the iccrcation center here, attended a conference of NYA and Recreation centers at Un- lontown Friday. Mr. Beech, formerly of Syracuse University, was guest speaker. He told of the happenings at the various organirations and the work they were doing. Mr. Beech has recently toured South America, 'playing and instructing basketball. Other Items of Interest. Mrs.. Thomas Hay of Moignntown. \V. Va., is visiting iclatives and friends here. Mr. and Mrs. Irvm Kimmel and sons, Eddie Dale and I. L., motored to Kingwood Sunday to altcnd a birthday dinner in honor of Mrs. Kimmel's grandmother, Mrs. Rosctta Miner, who celebrated her 80th birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Martin of South Connellivillc visited relatives heie Sunday. Junior and Arthur Bcals, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bcals, are confined to their homes with scarlet fever. Ms. Hudson Dean has returned from 'New Castle where she was called by the death of her father. Ms. James Scaton of Brick Row is ill at her home. Harry Dailcy of Clairton was a recent visitor here. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Milliron and daughter Ruth, of Grcensburg were visiting relatives here Sunday. Anthony Capitos was a Connellsville caller Sunday evening. Mrs. .Maggie Morris has returned home after being in the Connollsville State Hospital for the past several days. Margaret McGarrity, a nurse at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John McGarrity at Morrell. Ben Sfero of Pittsbmgh, who is a member of "Curly Miller and the Plougliboys," radio artists, of Pittsburgh, was a week-end visitor 1 at the home of his parents, Angclo Sfcro. Mr. and Mrs. Odd Fellows Have Program to Observe Wildey Anniversary The 157th annlvcisary of the birth of Thomas Wildey, founder of American Odd Fellowship, was celebrated Thursday night at the regular meeting of General Worth Lodge in its home in East Crawford avenue with the conferring of the first degree on the first of the Wildey class of candidates. Rev. Lawrence S. Elliott, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, gave an address on the life and woiks of Mr. Wildey as applied to the present necessity of Odd Fellowship and other large Christian fraternities helping to solve the present' day problems. A membership contest which will run to March 15 was planned with Noble Grand C. E. Mullen as captain of the blue team and Vice-Grand Arthur Getchell as leader of the while club. Both gave short talks. The contest will close with a banquet to be served by the losing team. W. W. Bown and Arthur Getchell made reports, on Ihe progress of the Odd Fellows Recreation Center after having attended a . meeting at Ligomer Wednesday. The center officers will meet at Trafford City on January 25 for final approval of the charter. The regular center meeling is scheduled for February 14 at the Tarentum I. O. O. F. Hall. After the lodge session, lunch was served by a committee in charge of W." W. Brown. There were visitors from Monon- tc.hcla and Friendship lodges. Soft Coal Output Higher for Week mous coal produced in the United States in the lirst week of 1939 ,;.p- pi-oximated 7.430,000 tons against 6,720,000 torn, :n the like 1938 week, an increase of 10.6 per cent, the National Coal Association reported.

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