The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 18, 1939 · Page 9
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 9

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, January 18, 1939
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY IS, 1939. i'HB .DAILYiCOURIEK. CONNBMvSVIJ.r.B. I'A. PAGE NINB. Possible for U. S. to Create organize Fish, A · B-I f ^v f fifif* r§ · jGame Chapter Air Fleet of Over 5,000 Ships AtM iii Run Assistant War Secretary ·'- Indicates Real Need For Them. ST. LOUIS, Jan. 18.--Louis Johnson, assistant Secretary o£ War, today had asserted that with the $300,000,- OOp proposed for army aviation purposes by President Roosevelt the TJnited / States should create an air force of more than 5,000 planes. This number, Johnson told the N a t i o n a l Aeronautic Association meeting here, would treble the fighting craft of land forces. "Two months ago I told a Boston audience that to meet the tremendous pace that the rest of the world was setting 'we must double, yes treble and possibly even quadruple our present air force with the best planes that can be produced'," Johnson said. "On that day, our army Air Corps had less than 1,800 planes. With the 5300,000,000 that the President proposes to put at the disposal of the army for aviation purposes, we should treble our regular force of that day. · "Whether we ultimately, will have to quadruple It depends on many factors upon which we in America . do not have the final ,say," Johnson declared. Johnson pointed out that the United States could not think of air defense in terms "o£ magic numbers or in formulas," and must adjust the national defense to Us needs. Direct belief Roils in County Gain 86 Cases The direct relief rolls in Fayctte county continued their upward trend during the first week of January with a net gain of 86 cases, or 1.7 per cent, the State Department .of - Public Assistance announced in Harrisburg. A total of 182 cases were opened and 90 closed during the week ended January 7 while there were 282 new applications for assistance. On the rolls were 5,036 cases, representing 20,294 persons and expenditures amounted to $31,848.80. Of those put on relief, 68 had lost p r i v a t e employment, 66 were -dropped by the WPA, 20 had their ·unemployment compensation bcne- ·ilts expire and 28 for other reasons. Of those taken off relief, 33 had "found jobs with private industry, eight were placed by the WPA, 12 drew compensation checks and 43 for other reasons. ' '·' The first week of 1939 found the " number of persons dependent on : State-financed general' assistance above the 700,000 mark for the flrst time since February, 1936. On January 7 the total general assistance population numbered 704,999 persons constituting 229,186 'cases, reflecting a net increase, from December 31, of 17,184 persons and 5,640 cases. As in the closing weeks of the old year, the rise was attributable prc- dominantly to curtailment o£ WPA. During the wccSc.the adverse bal- "ahce between case' openings and closings associated with the WPA · program reached a third successive "high," with openings · exceeding closings by a margin of 4,570 case (14,380 persons). From December 5 through January 7 the cumulative rise in State direct relief due to this factor amounted to 14,181 cases representing 48,915 persons. During the week changes, in private employment accounted for a net rise of 990 cases (3,250 persons)--or about 17.6 per cent of the week's total net increase as compared with the 81.0 per cent accounted for by the Works Program. The present upward trend in State general assistance must be interpreted as due primarily to cnforcec State assumption of a larger proportion of the total unemployment relief load and only secondarily to increases (largely seasonal) in the volume of need. Applications for general assistance filed during the week totaled 8,465-an increase of 948. Protest Lifting Arms Embargo Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts, in his Washington office, wades through part of the thousands of telegrams and letters sent him protesting lifting of tho arms embargo against Spain. Many other scntu · . tors received similar protests. THREE FOURTHS OF SPAIN UNDER FRANCO'S COMMAND MILL RUN, Jan. 18.--A local chapter of the Fnyctte County Fish and Game 'rotcctivc Association was By RALPH E. HEINZEN ] United Press Staff Correspondent | PARIS, Jan. 18.~The end of two and one-half years of the Spanish [ civil war found Generalissimo Francisco Franco, insurgent chieftain, the master today- of. three-fourths of Spain. The war has cost more than $11,000,000,000 in money and perhaps nearly 1,000,000 persons killed. It has left-Spain stripped, of gold, her industries ruined and much of her priceless heritages of art and architecture over .the. course o£ centuries gone forever. . The war started on July 17, 1836. Today, Franco holds 32 of the 47 provinces. The republican (loyalist) grip on Spain has been reduced to nine provinces--two lett intact in Cata- .lonla and seven in the southern rone. Six provinces. Castellon, Madrid, Guadalajara, Toledo, Granada and Jaen, formed the present, fighting area where the opposing armies are stretched along battlefronts extending for 900 miles. Tie capture o£ Tarragona gave Franco possession of .35 provincial capitals, leaving only 12 in the hands of the republican government, OC Spain's 1,470 miles of coastline on the Atlantic and Mediterranean, Franco now holds 990 and the loyalists 480 miles. With the exception oj Minorca, all Spanish islands, colonies and protectorates arc under. Franco's red and gold flag, formerly flown by the monarchy. ·Estimates in-Paris flnancial circles place the cost of 30 months of war in Spain at approximately 60,000.000,000 gold pcsetai; (approximately $11,586,000,000 at the pre-war gold value of the peseta, 19.31 cents). Casual- tics were estimated at 2,000,000. Equivalent to almost 10 per cent of the Spanish population. The exact number of dead is not known, but most observers believe it will be less than 1,000,000, including 250,000 civilians killed in air raids and artillery bombardments or executed as political enemies. Franco's smashing drive from Lerida to Tarragona shortened the Catalan front by 62 miles to 105 miles. The loyalist drive on General Jose Miaja in the Estrcmadura region of south-central Spain extended the southern front to 850 miles. Along those two fronts, more men are under arms than at any time since the civil war began. Franco's army strength now is estimated at 480,000, white;-the'.loyalists have nearly 605,000 men under arms as a result of a new levy on males from the ages o? 17 to 50. ' Territorially, Franco now has three-fourths of continental Spain and 65 per* cent of the Spanish population under his administration. He hoL". 90 per cent of the total Spanish mineral wealth, including virtually all its coal, pyrites and copper and 90 per cent of \s iron. With the capture of the Trcmp basin he obtained control of three- fourths of Spain's hydraulic. electric power. He has established normal operations in the rich Blscayne industrial basin and the Huelva mining region, thereby paying for part of the war out of industrial and ore exports. The loyalists arc dependent largely upon metal imports but they have turned Catalonia's rich heavy industries into munitions plants and arc providing more thnn halt ol the requirements o£ the loyalist armies. Franco's success in resuming industrial exports has to a slight extent reduced the enormous burden o£ war costs which the Spanish people must bear after peace comes. The gold reserve is understood to have almost completely vanished. There has been no accounting of gold spending but the sums of Spanish gold which have been marketed in Paris, London Amster- dsm and sent to Soviet Russia for war materials about equals the reserve fo 2,258,000,000 pesetas. The republican government is now spending Spain's silver hoard for war purchases and two shipments arc now cnnjutc to Paris from Barcelona, earmarked for sale and destined for the United States silver reserves. The loss ol national income in 30 months alone has been estimated at 40,000,000,000 gold pesetas and property destruction directly due to the war at 20,000,000,000, which wipes out a national patrimony centuries old. According to border reports, all the remaining gold is in Catalonia nnd the Republican government will not permit it to fall into Franco's hands; shipping It to France by bont or motor truck when Barcelona Is threatened. Franco has already warned France that he will demand the return o£ all refugee gold and will back his demand with political pressure. recently organized with the following persons elected to ofllce: Director, Joseph May; assistant director, Frolncis Marietta; S9crelary and treasurer, John Smith. The following committees were appointed: Feeding, Otto Arzbachcr, Truman Johnson, Frnnk Hcnsol, Francis Marietta, Lawrence Miller, Alfred Bigam and Sherman Lyons: rclrcsh- mcnt, Arthur Brown, Robert Laughrey, Truman Johnson; law enforcement, Reid Prinkcy, Kearney Hcnsel, Lucian Prinkcy, Charles McCelland, Darrell Bigam and Joseph Hcnsel. A special invitation is extended to all local farmers to attend the next meeting which'will be held February 6. Home Economics Session. The Home Economics Club met at the homo of Mrs. "Clyde Friend Wednesday afternoon. Miss Mary Anderson, home economics representative sponsored a true and false quiz on economics. The program for the ensuing year was planned. The next meeting will be held nt the home of Mrs. Irwin Mountain February 8. Personals. Mrs. Richard Hoover and son, Larry, have returned to thdr home in North Canton, Ohio, after spending several days with Mrs. Hoover's parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Marietta. Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Dull of Con- ncilsvillc attended revival services at the Baptist Church' Tuesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marietta, son, Francis, and daughters, Florence and Jearinette, visited Mr. and Mrs. Frank Livingston'Of Uniontown Sunday. ·' Mr. und Mrs. Ray Crawford of Con- nellsvillc visited the lattcr's parents Mr. nnd' Mrs. Ira Prinkcy. several 'days recently. Miss Eva Davis ot Iron Bridge visited Mr. nnd Mrs. Charles Marietta over the ; week-end. Mr. and Mrs. S. C.-Marietta ani family visited Mrs. Hazel Wells of South Connellsvillc Sunday. Dayton Ncwill was a caller in Con- nclisviUc Wednesday. · Alfred and Doyle Bigam ant George Rowon, L. G. Hawkins "and Miss Ada Hawkins were business callers in Uniontown last week. Horace Tcdrow visited several days last week with his sister, Mrs Ora May. Firemen's Auxiliary Friday. Ladies' Auxiliary to the Western Pennsylvania Firemen's Association will meet Friday night at East Deer Township Fire Hall at Crcighton. State Horseshoe Pitchers Meet for Crown Thursday HARRISBURG, Jan. 18.--Spectators at the Pennsylvania Farm Show will view one sports tournament in which ringers are not only permitted but arc absolutely necessary. Tho ringers, however, are not th players. The ringers are what thi players will try to toss--for the even is the eighth annual horseshoe pitch ing tourney for the State rura championship. And, get this right. These player toss horseshoes and not quotls, which are frowned upon by your truly rura devotee o£ this ancient sport. Tlv horseshoes are not tec kind you can take off the hoof of the nearest steed however. They are specially made and the tosscr who wins the champ ionship will have to be a nightly skilled person. He also must be n farmer. The shoes must meet the rigid requirements of the National Horse Shoe Pitching Association, according to R. W. Kerns, professor of rura sociology extension at the Pennsylvania Slate CoIlCRC, and director o the tournament. The shoes must no exceed T inches in length, sevei inches in width or 2W pounds in weight. The horseshoe pitching contest wil bring together 11 county champion and will take place on Farmers Mght, Thursday, January 19, in the new State .Farm Show Arena. end of the new arena will be .given over to the tournament, thus givlni spectators an excellent opportunity to witness the entire program, which begins at 7:30 P. M. The tournament manager and JudRi. will be Stewart. Straw of Clearfleld county, who won the state championship in 1031, 1932 and 1934. Eleven county title holders wi] compete for the State horseshoe pitching championship. They arc: Ralph Wiley, Monroeton,- Bedford county; John Dale Baker, New Enter- Through Panama Canal to Atlantic War Games Tho Tmneate, ono of Uncle Sam's mighty Pacific tpokesmen, nsvieatw I Atlantic fli?it fr fh. nn^ the MlraUoro locks on Jw.tdp through the PanasSk CMTM to jSf the | th" aSt', i^rcrkft ! tS ·, ^ . .. - *" bnekeround Is on« of Frozen Gas Safeguards Flying Asscn JordanofT points to the frozen gas apparatus on his.plane at Boosevolt Field, New Yorli, where he demonstrated feasibility of the fireproof fuel he invented. Frozen to a point 100 degrees below zero, tho gasoline is melted jest before nse. It will safeguard planes in'cvcnt of crashes or, during war, when ballets hit the eas tank. NEW YORK, Jan. 18.--"Frozen" airplane gasoline that won't ignite under a blowtorch was demonstrated at Roosevelt Field as a solution to one of flying's greatest fire hazards. The inventor is Assen JordanolT, 42, noted aeronautical engineer and Bulgarian World War flying ace, who once gave aviation ground lessons to Thomas Edison. The gasoline, while not frozen solid, is reduced by an alcoholic and dry ice mechanism to about 150 degrees below Fahrenheit where it does not give ot£ enough vapor to- catch fire. . It still is liquid enough, however, to flow out of the tank into heatinj apparatus which prepares it for/motor comjumption.« Don'l Believe Every Witness, Judge Says LOGAN, W. VA., Jan. 18.--Judge C. C. Chambers, expressing an opinion that half the witnesses in original cases "are liars," told a, petit jury as an "advance warning" not to "be^ lieve all you hear" from the witness stand. "All I am after is justice between man nnd man," the court said. prise, Bedford county; Ralph W. Leppo, Hanover, R. D. 1, York county; Clarence Bouder, Carlisle, R. D. 6, Cumberland county; Warren Reed, Lansdale, Montgomery county; James Roncy, Unlonvillc, Chester county; Rudolph Bourrelt, Hufltsdalc, Westmoreland county; Ivan Lute, Barncs- boro, R. D., Indiana county; Lee SaltsberB, Landisburg, Perry county; Dean Mayers, Spruce Creek, Huntingdon county, and W.- L. Sawhill, Claysville, Washington county. Increase Shown in B. 0. Carloadings Carloadings on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad for the .week ended January 14, 1939, totaled 38,707, comprising 25,002 cars loaded on line am 13,705 received from connections This was an increase- o£ 2,736 cars loaded over the corresponding week of last year when the total was 35,971. consisting of'23,226 cars loaded on line and 12,745 received from connections, . For the previous week (the week ended January 7), the total was 35,250, including 22,102 cars loaded on line and 13,148. received from connections. . . , During the \yeek comparable in the year 1930, total loads were 61,827, of which 40,002 cars were loaded on line and .21,825 received .from connections. '_ . ·_ ·"" '. Ohiopyle Pupils Get Only One Day's Vacation Special to The Courier. OHIOPYLE, Jan. 18.--Students o£ Ohiopyle High School enjoyed only a one-day vacation Monday while employes of a heater company made- repairs to the school heating system. ' At'first it was believed several days would be required to repair the damage but efllcicnt work completed the job in short order enabling students to return to their classes .Tucs- · day morning. Personals. Mrs." Mary McVay and Mrs. Gibson of Brownsville were among recent visitors in Ohiopyle. C. A. Lcnhort nnd C. C. Holt were among those from OhiopyJc 'to witness the inauguration of Governor James and to see' the farm show at Harrisburg. . ,'.;" To Address Club. Former County Superintendent of Schools James Hobinson .and O. W. Howcr of Uniontown will be.speaU- cr at. the Townsend Club meeting to be held in the Baptist Church Monday. . ' · - . " Rebuilding Home. Mrs. Etta Rush and Mrs. Laura Rolfc visited their sister Mrs.^William Groover, at Meadow Run'last week. 'They report the Groovers are rebuilding a home on · the site of the one burned about two -months ago. The foundation is completed and every effort is being made to have their home ready for occupancy in the early spring. NERVES FEEL FRAYED LIKE O Wbfttt your haul ncbra. -when yoxir nerves tcel as If Rbout to snap, use C*pudine, It not only relieves pain gently and quickly, but soothes tense nerves. Capnctlneli aulefc action Is due to Its belnc liquid--1U ingredlenta are already dissolved, all read; to vortc. CAPUDINE ffave j/ou ever driven a CAR NO? Then climb into any 1939 model, slip that satin-smooth 8-cylinder engine into high and head for a traffic light. You've got a real thrill coming! · - ; OK ... green .. .'amber RED! Jtist touch the pedal. It goes down evenly, easily---under full control all tho'way. You stop smoothly, swiftly, surely---from ·'any speed--in a straight line, without swerve or side-slip. Those things you can feel underfoot. Just as important are the tilings you seldom see--the husky construction of die hydraulic system--the big brake drums and the large lining areas that contribute so much to fast stops and long life. Grand new ; .brakes are. only one, reason why alt America's cheering the 1939 Ford 'cars. Some of the others are listed below. Read them.there and prove them for yourself on the open ..road. Seeing is believing--and . a lot of'fun! : " " TOP-VALUE FORD FEATURES Style Itadtnhlp-- The.lumrT c«r in tbc low-price.field. V-fyp.o 8cy)fnd«r tugta*-- 8 cyl. 'indcrs give smoothness. SmiU cylinders give.economy. Hydraulic braiu--Eaiy-aclin'g --quick, straight stops. TrIpI«-ciiiMoned contort--New flexible roll-edge seat cushions, soft transverse ' springs, donble'ilcting hydraulic shock · absorbers, i Stabilized cAaisfi--No front-end bobbins or dipping. Level ttarls, level stops, level ride. Scientific soundproofing -Noises hushed for quiet ride. tow prlcti--Advertised prices include many items of desirable equipment. FORD-BUILT MEANS. TOP VALVE

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