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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, January 18, 1939
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LAST E DITION PRICE 2 The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. VOL. 37, NO. 57. The Weekly Courier, Founded July 17, 1079 1'hc Daily Courier. Founded November 10, 3902. i Merged July la. 18 , PA., WKDNEdDAY KVJ3N1NG, JANUARY JS, 1933. TWELVE PAGES, FIRST MUSIC FESTIVAL TO BE HELD HERE Probe Suicide Tale Applications for A I I- Western High School Event Mailed Out. SPONSORED BY COKER BANDSMEN Applications for participation in the All-Western High School Band Festival to be held hcic March 30 and 31 and April 1, were mailed to 500 high schools, it was announced today by Bandmaster Richard H. Gingrich. It is the first lime Connclliville has ever been host to the event, sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Music Association, and it is expected to bring hundreds of spectators as well as student participants to this city. Arthur Pryor, nationally known band director and known as the world's greatest trombone soloist, will be guest conductor, assisted by George Howard, director of Instrumental Music at Mansfield -Staic Teachers' College. It is expected that 1,500 applications will be received and from this number will be selected those who will render the two concerts, Friday and Saturday evenings, under the direction of Mr. Pryor. Coker Band Will Give Concert At School Jan. 25 " Having completed the fall season with many brilliant drilling performances, the Connellsville High School Band is preparing to present its annual Symphonic Band Concert at the High School auditorium Wednesday, January 25. The program will start at 8:15 o'clock. Bandmaster Richard H. Gingrich nnd members of the band have devoted many hours of~ extra practice to make the concert the finest musical event ever presented by a group of local school musicians. The band will play a difficult program, including some of the greatest and most melodious band music written. A feature of the concert will be the guest conductor, Harry Canfleld, president of the Western Pennsylvania School Music Association and director of music of the Indiana public schools. Mr. Canfleld is a noted instrumentalist and particularly fine band director who has devoted .himself to the promotion of better school music in Pennsylvania and is" considered one of the finest directors musicians. Earle Appoints Rev. T. E. Duffieid To Relief Board By United Press. HARRISBURG, Jan. 18.--Former Governor George H. Earlc sent to the Senate for confirmation Tuesday, shortly before turning over his administrative prerogatives to Governor Arthur H. James, appointment of Roland R. Randall, Philadelphia, to the State Housing Board, filling the vacancy left by the late Arthur Shrigley. Earle also submitted for Senate approval appointment of Rev. T. E. . Duffleld, Uniontown, as Fayettc county Assistance Board member. Japan Preparing Compromise Offers To U. S., England TOKIO, Jan. 18.--The foreign office spokesman denied today Domei News Agency reports that Japan was contemplating compromise proposals to the United States and Great Britain in regards to China. The news agency yesterday distributed a dispatch which purported to outline grounds on which Japan would be willing to maintain the open door policy in China, as demanded by the United States and Great Britain. Unlicensed Cars Must Be Taken Off Streets Motorists who have not obtained their 1939 automobile licenses cannot leave their machines parked on city streets. Cars must be taken off streets or the police department will tow them in and the owners forced to pay the charge. Chief of Police Andrew W. Thomas said today. Former Senator Dies. DENVER. Jan. 18.--Edwaid P. Costigan, 63, former U. S. senator trom Colorado, died Tuesday night of a heart attack induced by pneumonia. Costigan, a leader of the Senate's liberal bloc until his retirement in 1936, was stricken Monday, San Francisco police arc investigating story of Mrs. Marjoric Mont gomcry (above) that she leaped into the bay with her children to commit suicide, then changed her mind but wvis unable to save Marilyn, 2, and Barbara, 3. (Central Prtsi) French Cabinet Votes Hands-Off Policy in Spain By United Press. PARIS, Jan. 18.--The cabinet decided today to reject definitely a left wing demand that Franco go to the aid of the Spanish loyalists. The cabinet reaffirmed a hands-off policy and continuance of nonintervention. The policy otherwise vigorously defends the integrity of the empire and refuses the slightest territorial concession. The government is willing, however, to negotiate a working arrangement with Italy to give the latter special facilities on the Addis Ababa railway and the port of Djibouti, its terminus In French somaliland. Following France's announcement of her policy in Spain, Spanish Foreign Minister Julio Alvarez Del Vayo said he wouid try to persuade the French government to aid Barcelona or allow the transit of war materials to Spain" from outside France. German and Hungarian Foreign Policy Views "Thoroughly Coincide' BERLIN, Jan. 18.--German and Hungarian views on foreign policy "thoroughiy concided," the official news agency DNB said today at the conclusion of a conference between Count Charles Osaky, Hungarian foreign minister, and German foreign minister Joachim Von Ribbentrop. "It was established anew that the close bonds of the German Reich with Hungary are just as close as Halo-Hungarian relations and repic- sent the best security for the continued development of European pacification," the news agency said. Arthur Colegrove Recalled Before Grand Inquirers HARRISBURG, Jan. 18.--Arthur Colegrove, retiring State Secretary of Property and Supplies, was recalled today as a witness before the Dauphin county grand jury investigating graft charges against former Governor George H. Earle and 13 other Democrats. . Another witness awaiting recall at grand jury headquarters was former Attorney General Charles J. Margiotti, chief accuser of the Earle Administration. Struck by Automobile West of Brownsville Special to The Courier, UNIONTOWN, Jan. 18.--Struck by another machine as he stood at the ide of his car, three miles west of Brownsville this morning on the National pike, John Black, 35, of Washington avenue, Carnegie, suffered an injury to his right leg. The other machine is said to have been operated by Jean Rossell of Brier Hill. Black's injuries arc not serious. Famous Chamberlain Umbrella Missing By United Press. LEEDS. England, Jan. 18.--The Yorkshire Post reported tocUy lhat the Italian government is still searching for the famous "Chamberlain umbrella," left inadvertently by the British prime minister at Venice Palace on his recent visit to Premier Benito Mussolini. The paper asked: "Docs the lost umbrella signify a vanishing faith in tie assurances of '.he dictators?" DAYLIGHT TIME GETS SUPPORT OF MERCHANTS Club Gives Approval to Plan for Advancing Clock in Summer. AGITATION FOR BRIDGE URGED Daylight saving time was given endorsement of the Merchants Club at its meeting at Elks Home and a committee was appointed to conduct local and district organizations to stimulate support for the movement. The committee, composed of Neal Moore, J. Vincent Soisson and William F. Brooks, is to make contact with Uniontown and Brownsville for a concerted effort to make the daylight saving observance general. Sentiment of various organizations will be determined. The merchants registered themselves as opposed to the dissemination of pro-Communistic and other un- American literature. It was suggested that every merchant interest himself in the movement to have the bridge over the Youghiogheny River replaced by a new safe structure by writing to representatives at Harrisburg and voicing their respective views. Charles F. Donnelly and Joseph J. Cunco were named members of the bridge committee to replace W. D. McGmnis and G. C. Davidson. Others on the bridge committee uic Mayor Ira D. Younkin, M. Aaron. Judge Ross S. Matthews, M. B. Pryce and Edward Baer. President H. O. Keagy appointed Edwaid Baer, W. L. Wright, W. M. Fox, P. Gigliotti, R. M. Evans, L. W. Weaver and H. O. Kcagy ns .ncm- bers of the board of governors. Weisk Named Member Four House Groups Assemblyman Matthew J. Welsh of South Arch street was appointed a member of the Appropriations, Education, Military Affairs nnd Printing committees of the lower house of the State Legislature. John L. Rider is a member of the Agriculture and Game committees and Burton E. Tarr of the Judiciary. John J. Burns of the First Fayettc Dibtricl--the three others are from the Second District--is a member of the Aeronautics, Dairy Industry, Mines, nnd Mining and Public Utilities, committees. Fayettc county's four assemblymen are Democrats. First M. E. Church Bequeathed $1,000 By D. Harry Horton Special to The Courier, UNIONTOWN, Jan. 18--Will ot Harrison (Harry) Horton, Connellsville, deceased, former coal operator and State assemblyman, was filed with Register Bruce F. Sterling. The sum of 51,000 was bequeathed to First Methodist Episcopal Church of Conncllsville: $1,000 to a sister, Susan L. Stewart, together with a note the deceased held against her and her husband; $1,000 to a brother, Reuben J. Horton. The wife, Mrs. Elizabeth M, Horton, was willed the home property in South Pitlsburg street, Conncllsville, together with a lot al the corner o£ South Pittsburg strce: and Cedar avenue. The wife also receives the deceased's household I'oods, furnishings, jewelry and automobiles. Balance of the estate was divided: one-fourth bequeathed to a daughter, Mrs. Helen M. Dull; one-fourth to the wife. The remaining one-half was given in custody of the wife and Judge Ross S. Matthews, named executors of the will, with directions to collect the income from the various properties, paj taxes and, when advisable, to sell the assets. One-half of the proceeds of the estate held in trust is to be paid towards the suppoit, maintenance and education of a son, "Walter H. Horton, with the other half to be used similarly for another son, Harry K. Horton. Both sons arc to receive their one- half share? of the trust, together with all" accumulations, when they reach the age of 20 years, providing lhat, at that time, they are engaged, in good faith, in some useful occupation, business or profession and aic consideicd by the executors to be competent to handle their inheritances. Duke and Duchess To Visif Hollywood By United Press. HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 18.--It was reported in the film colony today that the Duke and Duchess of Windsor will visit here in March. The duchess private secretary, Comte Ambrose Dukotyn-Jaoyocyn Du Bck, is heie incognito to make preparations. Hollywood hostesses said. NEVER MISSED ELECTION' IN 58 ^EARS: DELIGHTED AS JAMBS TAKES OFFICE Among Ithe citizens of Fayette county who found keen enjoyment in the clev.ition ot Arthur H. James to the office of Governor of Pennsylvania is Scott Klingensmitli of Dry Hill, near Broad Ford. As a voter Mr. KlinKensmilh has somewhat of a record. For 58 years--ever since he became of age--he hns not missed an election in his home township, Upper Tyrone. In nil thnt time he voted for only one Democrat for State or National ofilce. That exception was Robert E. Pnttison, who was elected Democratic Governor o.' the State-the only one of his political faith down to the time of Geoi go H. Earlc. Mr. Klingensmith thought Pattison a better man than the Republican candidate, James A. Beaver, who later was elected to the office. Mr. Klingensmith's i n h i b i t i o n against Democrats did not app!y to local elections. There he was "for the best man," without regard to politics. Today, embracing children and Krandcliildren, there are 32 votes in the family circle--all Republicans. They voted for Governor James. $80 Recovered In White's Home, Detective Says UNIONTOWN, Jan. 18.--County Detective John C. Wall said that one of three suspects charged with the robbery and muider on December 3 in Connell.sville of Henry D. Foster, 60-year-old retired farmer of Franklin township, "didn't pick out a very safe place to hide part ot the loot." While searching the home of Clyde (Bluctop) White, 26, colored, in North Arch street, Conncllsville, Wall and State Trooper Charles A. Moffalt removed a picture from the wall in White's bedroom and found four $20 bills, serial numbers of which check with those of others taken from the farmer the night he was fatally slugged and left to die under a railroad trestle near White's home, the county detective said. White, Luther Royston and John Turza are being held for action of the March grand jury for the death of Foster and Nimm Achcff, 45, Scottdalc merchant. The county detective said a total of S675 was taken from Foster o£ which $100 was recovered from Turza, S105 from Royston and 580 from White. White told officers, Wall s,iid, that he had .spent the money at Christmas but they doubted his story and four additional $20 bills were re- covei cd. Hopkins' Name Sent to Senate WASHINGTON, Jan. 18. -- The Senate Commerce Committee today approved the nomination of Harry L. Hopkins to be Secretary of Commerce and sent lui name to the Senate for debate nnd final vote on confirmation tomorrow. Senate leaders will call up the issue of Hopkins confirmation tomorrow. Sharp debate was anticipated, but opponents of the former WPA administration conceded lie probably will be confirmed. The committee vote was stuctly partisan, with 13 Democrats voting for Hopkins and six Republicans opposing him. Chairman Josiah W. Bailey, D., N. C., was excused from voting on grounds he and Hopkins had personal differences. LAWRENCE POSTS BOND OF $11,000 FOR MARCH COURT HARRISBURG, Jan. 18.--Democratic State Committee Chairman David L,. Lawrence posted $11,000 bond today for appearance at the March term of Dauphin county court for trial on five charges in three indictments returned by the grand jury investigating alleged graft in former Governor George H. Earle's Administration. The bond, executed in Pittsburgh January 14, was received by District Attorney Carl B. Shelley from Oliver K. Eaton, Pittsburgh, counsel for Lawrence, who was replaced as Secretary of the Commonwealth today by Miss Sarah M. R. O'Hara, Wilkcs-Bnrre, appointee of Governor Arthur H. Jameb. Lawrence was indicted on five counts in connection with the Erie "gravel scandal" the first phase ot the long list of corruption clurges investigated by the grand jury. He is the only one of the M accused against whom true bills were returned. The Weather Light snow tonight and probably Thursday morning, colder tonight and Thursday is the noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Record. 193S 1338 Maximum 54 47 Minimum 35 27 _ Mean - . _ -55 37. James Enthusiastically Tackles State's Many Pressing Problems Pennsylvania Hails Gov. James Arthur H, J*mc» Is embraced by his 23-year-old daughter, Dorothy, a.i thousands of Pcnnsylvanians thronged Harrisburg for his inauguration ta governor »nd resumption.of Republican rule in the state. Miss Jama will be official hostess end first lady of the state. I'Central Presi) Plunges From Trestle During Snow Storm I-osing his footing on the slippery surface of the P. L. E, railroad biidge in Vandcrbllt during n blinding snow storm- laatMiighr,' Raymond Gorbin, 27, of Vanderbilt, fell .IS feet to the ground, suffering a possible fracture of the skull and shock. Corbm and a companion, Donald Dye, 24, of ConneUsvillc, started across the trestle at the heighth of the snow storm and us they ndired the center. Dye said Corbin slipped and went over the cdRe. He landed in a sm.ill body of water from which he was diaggod by Dye, who then summoned help. At the at 11 o'clock this morning the young man's condition was reported ai fair. Dye said Corbin had no known relatives in this district although it is believed some of the family connection live iu Altoona, A younger brother is in Hawaii. L. H. Elpern Sued for $7,500 by Parents of Frederickfown Girl Special to rhc Courier. WASHINGTON, Pa., Jan. 18.-Charging thnt she was struck by the defendant's automobile os she was walking along the road, Margaret Kovach, a minor, by her parents, George and Ann.) Kovach, of Frcd- cricktown, has filed suit to recover $7,500 damages from L. II. Elpern of Connellsville. The accident occurred about 10:30 P. M. December 13, 1038, near the building of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Route 88 at Fredcricktown. The statement of claim sets forth that the plaintiff was walking alone the highway in the direction of Brownsville when she was struck by the defendant's automobile and seriously and permanently injured. It is claimed that she was Injured about the head, face, spine and body. The sum of 55,000 is asked for Miss Kovach and $2,500 for her parents. Bill Would Repeal Wagner Labor Act By United Press. WASHINGTON, Jan. 18.--Representative C. Arthur Anderson, D., Mo., today introduced In the House the first bill to be presented to Congress for repeal of the Wagner Labor Relations Act. Ander.ion proposed that the present labor statute be repealed in its entirety and replaced with a new law which would, In the language of its author, remove from thc'"labor board "its judge and jury power." Although the labor act has been a center of controversy which gradually Increased during the last session of Congress, Anderson's bill was the first to be presented to Congress asking outright repeal of the statute. The Anderson measure would establish a labor board with seveiely restricted powers. It would be authorized to hold hearings, make investigations and then file complaints of violation of unfair labor practices with the U, S. cUbtrict courts. DIES AFTER WAITING 78 YEARS FOR LOVER TO RETURN FROM WAR By United Press. NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 18.--Marie Alice Lazende's sweetheart was killca in the Civil War and every year on his birthday for 78 years she lifted a glass of wine and said: "Bientot, mon bon aime." (soon, my well beloved.) She was buried yesterday, having died at the age of 102. , Miss Lazende told her sweetheart that if lie didn't return from the war, she would never marry. She never did. Scottdale Boy Has Pin Taken From Stomach Spccio] to Tlio Courier. UNIONTOWN, Jan. 18.--Where nature failed surgieiil science triumphed Monday afternoon in the removal from the intestines _pf Ron r me Neith, two years old, ol Scottdale, of a three-inch hatpin. The little fellow -withstood the operation well and seems on'the road to recovery. In the intestines for moie than a week, the pin was carefully watched through the eye "of an X-ray." First it \vai spotted in the baby's stomach and then in his intestines. So long as it moved, physicians were hopeful that an operation would not be required. It developed that surgical moans were necessary and the pin, which had not perforated either the stomach or intestines was cut out. Ronnie had swallowed the object, head first, and it had remained in that 1 position! Physicians believe no complications wi Auto Union Empowers President. fo-Proceed With Ford Meetings DETROIT, Jan. 18.--The executive board of the .Urited Automobile Workers "authorized and instructed" President Homer Martin to. proceed with negotiations with the Ford Motor Company: _ " ^ 'i'he board, which convened hastily to hear a report from Martin on his attempts to organize the Ford Company, said it hoped a proper settlement would be reached between the company and the union in order to "restore to Ford workers the jobs to which they are entitled." Three Verdicts Theme Of Revival Sermon Rev. William J. Ritchey will speak at the East End United Brethren evangelistic service tonight on "The Three Verdicts in a Man's Life." The children's choir will sing. The time will be 7:30 o'clock.' Hospital Patients. Aithui- Cielland ot Scottdalc and Mrs. Rose Cunningham of Highland avenue have been admitted to Connellsville Sjate Hospital lor treatment. Republican Majority in Senate_Moyes Forward With -Many. Activities Ahead; Relief G e t s Right of Way. APPROVAL GIVEN 14 APPOINTMENTS By MOREY J. POTTER United Press Staff Correspondent. HARRISBURG, Jan. 18.--Arthur H. James, newly swoin Governor, tackled the Commonwealth's pressing problems today with enthusiasm and confidence born of a lusty inaugural fete that heralded Jus formal elevation fiom Superior Court judge to the 34th Chief Executive."" Outstanding was the fiscal problem with relation to the ncw^ Republican Governor's en m p a i g n pledges, reaffirmed in his inaugural speech,- to ease" tax burdens on industries while continuing adequate relief, which- has been- absorbing more than half the money set aside for all Government functions. With 14 ot his Cabinet posts confirmed by the Senate* last night, James turned today to consideration of other important appointments, including department deputies, a Liquor Control Board member and many bureau and commission heads. He prepared to deliver a radio ad- · dress, probably Friday evening, giving a preliminary report on the State's financial outlook and other subjects. James also had in mind appointment ot a Superior Court judge to succeed himself. An unexpected thrill in yesterday's inaugural ceremonies came when James said "I do" to his gubernatorial oath .administered by Chief Justice John W. Kephart of the Supreme Court, and in the same breath exclaimed, "and I hereby submit my resignation as judge of the State Superior Court of Pennsylvania." By ROSS DOWNING United Press Staff Correspondent HARRISBURG, Jan.. 18. -- The Senate Republican majority, hampered heretofore by a determined Demo- ratic bloc, moved forward today with these developments in sight: I--Approval of a Republican slate, listing approximately 80 employes, including a $7,500-a-year secretary and a $fi,OQO-a-ycar chief clerk. 2.--Eventual confirmation ot all executive appointments, including two temporarily side-tracked--Major Lynn G. Adams, Harrisburg, for Motor Police Commissioner, and'Wil- liam J. Hamilton, Jr., Philadelphia, as Revenue Secretary. Fourteen, cabinet officers were confirmed last night. 3--Prompt passage of five House- approved bills to "borrow" $34,000,- OOP from special funds for unemployment relief and appropriation of ?12,000,000 ot that amount. - -4--Immediate announcement 'ot standing committee assignments by "President Pro Tcmporc Frederick T. GcldcV, R., Susquchanna. Paving the way for smoother senatorial operation, the bare G. O. P. majority, aided by one recalcitrant Democrat, iierintor "William" J. Eroc, Continued on'Page Six. - Unhappy Ending.of ../.. Mail Order Romance Blamed for Hanging McKEESP_ORT,~Jan. 18.--The unhappy ending of a "mail order romance" was blamed today for Peter Vnrfia, 82, hanging himself.'.. Lonesome and in ill health after the dea'th of his wife last September; Varga answered an ad of a matrimonial agency in a Hungarian nexvs- pnper. As a result, he and Julia Ross, 50, of New York City, agreed to marry. When she arrived at the Varga home Sunday, there was an argument and she left. Tuesday night, Varga a.-ked two of his childien to leave him alone in the home. When his son returned he found his father had hanged himself in a bedroom. - ·. Civil Court Term Postponed jo Jan. 30 UNIONTOWN, Jan. 18.--The term of Fayette county civil court has been postponed to Monday, January 30, b.- Judge H. S. Dumbauld. It had originally been called for January 23. Jurors have been ordered notified of the postponement. Mrs, Tobcr Improved. Condition of Mrs. Edward Tofcer of North Eighth street, wife of a Courier pressroom employe, who underwent an operation at the Hospital, was reported today as somewhat improved. Killed by Falliiiff Tree T1TUSV1LLE, Jan. 18.--Edwaid Puddler, 59, a Geneva, Ohio, lumber- Jack died in Tilusville Hospital a few hours after he,was struck by a tree ho was felling on a timber tract a nale west of Xryonville, .,

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