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PAGE POUR. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNBLLSVILLB. PA. WEDNESDAY, JANUARYaS, J93!. V (Enurin* THE.COURIER COMPANY . James J. Driscoll ,R. A. Doncgan Walter S. Stimmel James M. Driscoll J. Wylie Driscoll -- Publishers President and General Manager (.Secretary nnd Treasurer __'____ Editor Associate Editor -..Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF Audit Bureau of Circulations . Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association · Bureau 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 nonths by mail if paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Postofflcc, . ' · ' " · · ConncllsvUle, P a . . . WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 18, 1939 INAUGURATION OF GOVERNOR JAMES BRINGS HOPE FOR BETTER DAYS "It Is-your problem, as well as mine!" ; ··"·' · That sentence was a vital part of the inaugural address of Governor Arthur H. James at Harrisburg yesterday. Re- · affirming the pledges made during his campaign and contained in the Republican platform, the Governor voiced a .. ·'strong appeal for'cooperation of the people of the State to. the end that the most crying need of the hour, revitalization , . . of industry and business ar.d increased employment, may be : - supplied:"' v ' · ' ' .''.'.' ' .'.'Svitii cooperation the Governor's sanguine hope is that before long we shall be able, to pull ourselves from the ','. . slough which has been steadily sucking us down to destruction: - Success-of his efforts admittedly depends in very "large measure on'the cooperation he receives Irom the lawmakers at the Capital and the people back home. Beaching out to every nooli and corner ol the State by ··'radio, the yclce'of.the Governor carried conviction that he .'.'.' is .highly concerned, about the welfare of the people over ;: whose destinies he is'to.preside the next four years. There !'..was.'hblthirig bombasUc'about "anything he said; just a -' commonsense statement of the facts and of his purposes to . try to make for "us a better Pennsylvania. ·'-·:' Uppermost in the mind of the Chief Executive win be, '"' for'a long time, the problem of employment. Previous administrations have talked about unemployment. He will place the emphasis on employment. His hope is to see it '. r : "grow! steadily until every idle man who wants a job can have one." - ' . . ' . ' ' " To accomplish that there must be a restoration of con-, .ftdenee on,the.part ol the agencies which alone can'malce'' : the condition a reality--Industry and business. '.'The Ad. : mlnistratldn.lslgolng'to try to help industry," said the Governor, "and"in return industry must, try to help the / State.'" That attitude seems to have been lacking thc'last ·^four years, for .while a committee was created-to study its . flight, the Administration permitted precious years to go by ·· ; -:'without lifting a hand to prevent It. , . . . . . ! . . ...! -' , · . All that is! to he changed. Immediate concrete results cannot be expected,, but the Governor appeals'to the men who can make employment possible to stop the "flight and' "bring back to our State industries which have already. · left." As part of the plan he proposes a '.'department of commerce" within the present setup, at no additional cost to the taxpayers. Certain functions to be entrusted to it ·would embrace these: "."''.'...',"·'!. To provide means whereby the -advantages of ··;Pennsylvania as an Industrial state may be pointed out to .those seeking sites, for their industries. , ... 2.' To provide an opportunity for public hearings for complaints of adverse conditions in the State. 3. To provide a means whereby specific recommendations may emanate for the remedy or improvement of conditions affecting the expansion of business and industry. A record-breaking gathering attending.the Inaugural ceremonies caught the spirit of the Governor's address and carried It home, to every part of the Keystone State. Again, with the cooperation of the lawmakers and the masses,.we may hope for revival before long. Be assured Governor James will use every effort to bring glory-on his Administration and secure for the people 1 the blessings that should be theirs. ---'." ' .V- EJtHOKS.OP JUDGBIEKT FATAL George H. :lBarle has ; 'returned to private life, his political.Ccareer^cut-.?hpft! by. what even his worst enemies, say were "mistakes .of the head and not of the heart."- :In other wqr'd's'^ma'hy'bfthe former Governor's purposes were, a sense of dutyibut he.allowed errors of judgment toVbrlng about iiig defeat--all the more crushing because' heiwas carried into ofllce.on the crest of a wave of Democratic'.hope'that'all our troubles would soon be at an' end. '·.;.·· · ' · ' . ; · . . , ·'. - · ····..-. ' Just four years" ago George Earle -'tpoX office amid wild scenes at itie,,State .Capital--scenes the like of which had not been .witnessed for more than'40 years--those ^attending the inauguration" of a Democratic Governor In a long Republlcan-'Stateh'-Earle declared war-on!what Democrats were pleased to-'catt "powerful groupsV meaning-largely business and-Industry. He lived up to bis declaration. That in part-brought about his.undoing. -Without the two .a commonwealth, cannot prosper. .His heart may have been right. JEIis-head_was wrong.-- ' : · ' " But most, people who voted-for a change remain convinced ;that"i£/was -the scandal "the Governor tried !'to suppress that .contributed most ; to : hi9 downfall. --Had he ^accepted -the "Challehge when~charges were-filed^and cooperated in : hayiri"g-them:aired iri'ihe-.regulation-way, instead of. bending. eVery-.'fiffprt -to prevent 'it;: there might today- be a Democrat 1 in';tVe r Goyernor's bfflceVarid Barle might be in the United States..Senate.V.,. - , ; - . . . . · ; . , : - , ; . . Errors?prthV;pad ; are more-daniaging thah'-th'ose' of heart. "··."·r. i ::s:.r-.;u:^ '.·,.:···.·.:."·".'.· · · · : . · · ' · · ' v: XE.VEK.SMASHED Y E T t ; V ; . , A Japanese newspaper, recognized as the. mouthpiece of,'': the militaristic element warns Uncle'Sam that if his proposal to fortlfy.Guam and Walte;island9 is a part of.a.plan to get a political footlioia.ln.:ehlna '-tUeii "the. Japanese. people are determined-to srnasTi-'tHe Amer'ipan'fleet 1 '"-""'- ·"··· Much more easily· said :thaa done.^No Amerlcari'.neet. has ever been smashed,. By {anyone, though attempts : Uaye ; been made against It. " ··'. r" " ". · ' . · ' ·,.;.;-···'·:. :"·.!:. · - . . . · But aside from that, the United-States-has-no : thbuglit" of a political foothold in ChfnaT-:'. : AH it "asks-Isffair. .play commercially. '.'·:,".. ..\,.:r-:. : . . . . V As to fortification t.; his ownJjsl.andsj.ithat.rjB.-tiie-;- business of your Uncle San:uel, whether-tivfflslanaiii; be'"oft" the American coast, in ir.icl-Paciflc or near 'die domain of the xalkado. Were it not for such as Jnpan, fortifications would be unnecessary. THE TWO-PANTS SUIT! What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist WASHIGTON,. D. C., Jan. 18.-President Roosevelt scared Congress badly- when -he reminded the lawmakers, in his. recent message to them that they will have to accept the responsibility lor any cuts they make in the national spending allowance which he recommends. The legislators are somewhere between the devil and the deep blue sea. A majority of them undoubtedly are of the opinion that our voters predominantly believe Uncle Sam already is plenty far enough into the red, and their judgment is to pare down all they can. If they do not do it they are afraid their constituents will turn them down on a future election day. Yet if they do pare down and times tighten up, they know they'll be blamed for that, too. Our solons are rather more apprehensive, in theory, of, danger No. 1 than of danger No. 2. In practice, however. No. 2 Is more immediately threatening than No. 1. If they indorse increased expenditures and deficits now, they foresee inflation and disaster in the long run -- but mnybe not for several election days to come. Meantime safety, for those several election days, to come. On the other hand, suppose congress begins to retrench forthwith. The pinch will be felt almost instantaneously -- and on next election day the chaps who advocated it will lose out, whatever later generations may say as to the soundness of today's legislators' policy. Indeed, today's crowd will not be remembered at all; they arc especially Interested In hanging onto their present jobs. Our members .of the 76th Congress arc aware of nil this, but President Roosevelt emphatically rubbed the idea, in when he called lor copious billions without delay. Balnnclnff tho Bodirct. An occasional lawmaker advocates a semi-balancing ot huge expenditures .by increased taxation. Senator; Robert M. LaFollette conspicuously group. is of this 'Very small ' . . . . He docs not dispute the necessity for vast emergency revenues to meet emergency needs, but he does not like running into debt. "Let's have higher (axes," he urges, "to pay ns we go along." . But , nothing is more unpopular than higher taxes. It Is! a wonder to me that a politician like ''Young Bob" LaFollette has the nerve to plug for such a program. I question that he can get away with it.' In fact, it's evident that tho LaFolIette regime in Wisconsin has been weakened by such an advocacy. "Young Phll"-LaFollettc already has been beaten-'fpr re-election as governor of the Badger State for promoting it. "Young Senator Bob" Has -not been bcatcn^-bccause he is not tip for election until 1840. But how about 1940? More Wealth to Tax? President Roosevelt's proposition is that we do not need higher taxation if we have 'more wealth to las. In other words, -assume !that an individual has $1,000- worth of taxable property at a -10 per cent rate; he is stuck for $100. - , But assume that his . country's prosperity is such as to ; give him $2,000 worth of - taxable property still" at 10 per -cent. The, Government -gets $200 at no increased burden -'on the -lax-payee. ' '· 'The fractions- ore immaterial, -so long as they are proportionate.- The Administration takes it for granted that its reckoning will be roughly correct. "·- But will it prove to be so? ·'--That is what Congress (99.5 pel cent of Republican members and about 50 per cent of Democrats) is worrying about. The Republicans are hopeful that the President is not correct and the Democrats (approximately half of STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. 0. WHEN BLOTS A little girl was writing . a letter to her grandma when suddenly, right nt the very end, a great drop of Ink Jell out of her fountain pen and disfigured the page badly with a blot. For a moment it looked as if there would be a deluge of tears. But then suddenly the youngster had » happy thought and began drawing the ink out into points on the page. Beneath it she wrote these words: "Dear Grandma, this is not a blot; this is a sun." Human like, she wanted to put her best foot forward. If grandma could be persuaded to believe that this was a sun, things wouldn't be so bad after all. Best of all, however, the little girl was IcarnlnK her first lesson of how ARE NOT BLOTS to make the best of misfortune. Most of us when we blot things up badly weep about them or .storm around about them, all of which, of course, neither erases the blot nor makes It less annoying. But there are some people who just will not accept blots at their face valui;. Somehow or other they turn all of them into suns. When sorrow blots the fair page on which they are writing the chronicle of their lives, they manipulate the blot in such a way that they can Inter refer to it and say: This Is not a blot, this Is a sun. They do the same with trouble, disappointment, straightened circumstances, and pain. Happy that person who refuses to allow any blot to remain a blot. All rights reserved--Qabson Newspaper Syndicate, Stray Thoughts By S. M. DcIIUFF A nicely worded birthday greeting addressed to "Stray Thoughter, Race street," proves that our mailman knows me, anyhow. Thank heavens Governor James didn't make as much fuss over selecting his (Scarlett) O'Hara for Secretary of the Commonwealth that those movie producers stirred up picking one for "Gone With the Wind." Editor Stimmcl's right--Inviting newspapermen to a As Others Think DK. MARCH DIES (Grcensburg Review.) It was with sincere regret tha Grcensburgers received the news the death of Dr. Thomas S. March for 23 years superintendent of tlv public school system here. Complications following a strok led to the 71 year old educator's death Friday night nt the home of his son in Washington, D. C. It was in 190-1 that Dr. March received the call to head Grecnsbur WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 The | 'ormidable list of those 18 farm senators who were supposed to be lacking the new Frozier-Lemke price fixing bill is getting weaker. South Dakota's Senator Bulow quietly erased his name, saying he lad not authorized its use. One other senator has announced privately to us colleagues he is withdrawing, while several others are looking for an informal exit. W' fooled some of the senators nd the public was the omission of any reference to "price-fixing" in original publicity. But the bill docs propose to fix them--and rigoroussly. First it tells the Secretary of Agriculture to find out the cost of production of all major farm pro- Jucts--a simple matter of ascertaining the cost of land, mortgage, seed and labor of every acre in the country, no two of which are exactly alike. The price of the product is then fixed, and any miller, processor, Sinner or handler who fails U pay the "cost-of-production" price, can go to jail for one year and pay $1,000 fine. · . One of General Franco's generals is saying they will be in Barcelona in 30 days. Authorities, here would say 00 days--probably. If and when Franco arrives in Barcelona the war will be over. While the Madrid loyalist .sector is larger, its military strength rests mostly on Barcelona, where the military command, government, officials and main supplies arc quartered. It would be militarily impossible for the government forces to maintain themselves long once their new capita] has fallen. .. .. , What strengthens local belief that Franco's general Is nearly right; is evidence that there will .be no intervention from Britain and France. Also there is evidence Mussolini will not withdraw from Spain until Franco has won. · ' · It is nauseating la sec the taxpayers' money, roll out In the preparation ini circulation of such stuff, but an- announcement to lint effect has not yet been made. · Nuggets: Bulk ot communications opposing Felix Frankfurter for the Supreme Court came from the Mid- dlewest . . . Colleagues arc now Continued on Page Ten. Sidelights A very academic and scientific discussion ot when a driver la drunk was broken up at city hall at Cumberland, Md., when Arthur B. Gibson introduced two conflicting bits of poetic reasoning. . The first poem was quoted by a prosecuting attorney in a case at law in Washington some 20 years ago, Mr. Gibson said, and ' it went When your heels hit hard And your brain feels queer And your thoughts rise up Like the froth on beer, You're drunk, by gosh, you're drunk. , - But, according to Mr. Gibson, the defense attorney in the case was far from stumped. He came right back with this familiar gem: » He is riot drunk, ! · Who from the floor Can rise again · And drink once more. But he is drunk, . . . Who helpless lies, . And cannot either Drink or rise. U. S. diplomats arc not smoking up very much over the Chamberlain failure in Rome. They have a hunch the Duce will be ready to deal as Soon as he wins In Spain. All they expect him to get in the deal Is a- minor say In the management o£ the Suez Canal nnd access to the Djibouti Railway; He will think this will' open up Ethiopia to Rome, and it will 'as long ns he remains peaceful.' But no one here can conjure a Hfesize picture of Britain and 'France letting Mussy get a hold' which could not readily be broken in'case of trouble. No Italian troops will be allowed to get very close to Suez,'for example.'. dinner blowout usually carries with | schools. He continued his service -· - ......... ..... March 15 has becn.sct privately by the Coal Commission for announcing new prices'--and they probably will be up. One Interesting part of it is that two weeks later, John Lewis must conclude negotiations for .a new contract. His two year agreement w.ith the operators ends April 1. . Lewis will-no doubt ask for a wage boost but the operators will decline it; nnd the present wage scale probably will be continued another two years. Another Indication that, FDR docs not really expect a European war in the spring: . ' . . . ' . ' . . . ' . He has let. It be. known he hopes to go-to the Caribbean February. 18 to watch the naval maneuvers, a trip which would require * about.' two weeks. He has also said he" wants to go to Warm Springs' for another two weeks. !. . Father nnd son "teams" . are not .uncommon, in. many ,'businesses , or professions but it is usually because the son follows in his father's footsteps. A different situation prevails, however, in the latest- "like father- like son" story which has come- to light. In it similar honors were -bestowed on father and son,- but in different communities. .· · A-.·_; few weeks, ago John.M. Young : . completed a year's service as .president of the Kiwanis Club. At the same time. bis.son, .Williamt B. .-Young, ended the same service-: with, the Kiwanis Club of - Barberton,.'-,Ohip. They- -.both served' - -'their--; clubs throughout 1938. Having simultarie- ously scrrcd as presidents, they-now likewise become past- presidents--in the -same year. · "Bill" .-Young-has many friends here,- having spent-his boyhood : in this city. -..."-;'· '*·;'; Under.the -business "managership of William C; Bishop .the- Orpheum Theatre was" packed' - to standing room the'other night for.the'"all-star . revue!' staged to raise .funds'to'take Billy Bishop and His Band 'tolHo'r- risburg for the 'Inaugural'- parade yesterday. That is the history of'the entertainments, Billy puts on... ."How do you do it?" he was asked when attention was called to standing room occupied on main floor and balcony. .^'Advertising," was the; reply.Y .The show was liberally SadvcrUsedi It .might be added, that Billy dld.a.Jot of-hard, work in connection with,the venture. Telling the people about something and then getting out and selling them tickets spells success,.as a rule. ' ; · · · . - · - · · it all the hospitality and sincerity of a politician's handshake, when he's running for office. "So far, not so good," one can almost hear Mr. Roosevelt comment about his new Congress. Alter reading an article on Soviet Russia's eight millions square miles of Siberian lands I don't Imagine even Hitler or Mussolini would want any part of them. For the benefit of many inquirers--I never pretended to be cither a carpenter or a locksmith, Excluding my family, I am more proud of a birthday greeting which reads: "Sixty ycjirs old! Why not act your age?" than any other of my worldly possessions, tor evidently I don't appear as aged as I actually am. It may not have amounted to much, but it surely made a nice Sunday afternoon blaze --I mean that houseboat that's been aground in the river just below where I work. A couple of radio commercial program sponsors are gonna have a tough job filling Jack Benny's and George Burns' shoes. Let's go to press. QUATRAINS Fool. A fool 15 he By whom Is clone The things which we Can lightly shun. Ill-Temper. Ill-temper's never known to stop To ponder over wrong or rlcht. In rage a lighted match 'twill drop Into a keg o£ dynamite. quitters. Those New Year's rcolutlons Now broken bit by bit, ·Prove Jtist _how many quitters There are who cannot quit. Chrtftraas Thought. Though Christmas comes but once a year, It serves a noble purpose here, For it the custom ever dies, What will do for socks and ties? until 1011, when he became inspector of high schools' for the Slate Department of Education. He returned here again in 1018 to head local schools and held the superintendency from that time until he retired in 1934. Dr. Mnrch svas an unusually kind and courteous individual and he was throughout his life a scholar. Hia father before him was a professor at Lafayette College, was the author of March's Thesaurus, and was considered America's foremost philologist in his day. Factographs Mrs. Louise Josopha Hale was the first woman editor of note in the United States. She edited "The Ladies' Maga'/ine," then was employed by Godey's Lady's Book, fashion periodical and the first publication devoted exclusively to the Interests of women' in the United States. Mrs. Hale wrote her last editorial for the December, 1887, issue, when she was 90 years of age. . Nero, cruel Roman emperor, quite fancied himself us a singer and actor. On one occasion he sang and played the lyre before an audience ot his pcole at Naples, and an earthquake occurred while he was singing. Later, when the people had all gone home, another quake destroyed the theatre. The barrel of a machine gun never gels over-heated if fired from an airplane. Fired on land it burns out its barrel if 7,000 shots nrc fired repeatedly. From 'an official announcement by the $50,000 a year Interior 'Department publicity section January 15: "It is thrilling to watch a v flock of Canada geese, etc. . . . It is jfrnuslng listen to the twittering and whistling noises of n flock of ducks It Is amazing to see a muskrat build . . . It is breathtaking to pnddlc around a bend'. . . It is tempting to pass beneath a tree . . . It is pitiful to hear the squeaks and squeals of the lesser mammals ... It is beautiful to hear a mocking bird ... It is terrifying . . ." -Daniel Willard, dean-of American railway executives,' embarked Monday on his 30th year as p'rcsident of, the Baltimore Ohio system. While admitting that the time of great, expansion of railroads is past, Willard said he believes "it is quite possible that the future .. . will be even more interesting." Willard, who started railroading at the age of 18 as a trackman on the Central of Vermont, has bc«i presidcp*- of the B. O. longer / uian any other in the 111 years' history of the road. Are you aware that the Hudson River is 306 miles long? Its source is Henderson Lake, Essex county, New York, and it flows into upper New York bay. The flags of most of the states of the union are rectangular. Ohio is the only one to be dillerent. Its flog Is pennant-shaped. them) suspect that he is wrong. j n t i, c Sacramento Valley in Cull- It makes a much mixed-up con- j forma, rice is planted by airplane. gressional session. It Isn't alone inter-parliamentary: j New Zcalundcrs boast that there I it is inter-intcr-intra-parliamcntary. | ;u'c no smiles in their country. BANKING LOOKS AHEAD Do bank services affect YOTJ? Bank services affect every'man, woman tmj . .child/-- whether a bnnfe customer or uol. Our economic, system is bnseci on money, credit ant! banking.. Our food, our clothes, our homes, u ntc made possible by credit (o the fnrmer, the shipper, the manufacturer and the merchant. Banks, nnd the credit they supply, have helped to make possible the · American system of enterprise and the high ,,'. American stnndiud of livinR. And in so doing they have ccmlrlbntril to the well-being of every person in the country. This bank will continue, its policy ,of pro-riding holpfu) strvlcvs for its' Yoriiimmily.' T H E N A T I O N A L B A N K A N D T R U S T C O M P A N Y O F C O N N E L L S V I L L E Mcniiji:r Kudei'itl U u u s u Injiiirttuc'e Corporation

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