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PAGE FOUR. rinc DAILY COUKIKR. CONNKU.SVI 1,1,11;, HA. THURSDAY,- JANUARY 10, 1933. v_. . V It? THE COURIER COMPANY , James J. Driscoll R. A. Doncgan Walter S. Stimmel James M. Driscoll J. Wylic Driscoll . J Publishers President and General Manager igcr Secretary and Treasurer Editor _. Associate Editor .Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER Or 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 S2.50 for six months by mail if paid In advance; 12 cent.! per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Postofllcc, Connellsville, Pa. THURSDAY EVENING. JANUARY 19. 1939 TAKIXO IDAYLIGHT SAVING IX TIME The question of daylight saving next summer is being approached by the Merchants Club in a manner that should remove the objections -which' caused abandonment of the movement last summer in Fayelte county. After endorsing the plan the club named a committee to contact "Unlontown and Brownsville with a view to making it general. That is the sensible -way to go about it. Last year nothing was done until just before time for the so-called fast time to be put into effect. That difficulty ·will nbt : be,faced-next spring. ..There is ample time for full discussion with neighbor communities and Joint action. Better still than having just the three Fayette county · .municipalities named operate on daylight saving would be . inclusion of all of this county and Westmoreland. HOBBOBS OF AVAR AT THEIB WORST A million lives lost, several times- that many men, women and children, wounded, the cost in dollars more than eleven billions--that In brief is the story ot two and a half years of civil'war in Spain. As the insurgent forces close in on the rich provisional capital, Barcelona, military experts see the end near at hand--maybe a month, maybe several, but surely near. One of the harrowing phases of the long struggle has been the tremendous mortality among non-combatants from military operations. Estimates place the civilian death toll at 250,000, or a fourth of the grand total. How many died because of the hardships imposed has not even been, estimated. · , -. · Nor does the eleven-billion loss take into account the' "depletion of the national Income, nor-the "destruction of._ property, including works of art in centuries-old churches and public buildings."" Priceless heritages in-both are gone forever. In many ways it must tie a new Spain that arises from the ruins of the old. Had it not been for intervention .of Italy and Germany It is probable the war would have been ended long ago, but not with victory for the rebels, llussolini has poured millions In munitions and thousands of men and an unknown number of aircraft into the conflict Germany, too, has spent lavishly in its efforts to smash the loyalist government No struggle Js so bitter as that of,one-faction of a people against another. It was so in our Civil War. The hatreds engendered then have not been completely obliterated In three-quarters of a century. TBAHONG FOB MARRIAGE Choosing the right boy for a husband, rules for the engagement period and numerous problems of the after- marriage days and years are embraced in a course for seniors in John Hay High School at Cleveland. A married ·woman is the Instructor of the 31-member class. Only last-semester girls are eligible for the course, which has been made a regular part of the curriculum. "We train for every other occupation but neglect the most Important one of marriage," the Instructor Js quoted. Her aim Is to make the girls realize that the relationship should have not only physical but mental and spiritual implications. The discussions cover every important phase, Including care of the baby, meals on a limited income, -rent, clothing, choosing and furnishing the home. _. Students are coached especially in --the!engagement period, which they are taught^ is vital"- tcf^cietermlning ' whether they and the boys they think of-as-husbands are suited to each other. The aim is to get away "from the dangers that lie in settling the question;' and others, after they have become bound by the marital tie. - . So much for the girls. Boys are In just as much need for sensible .Instruction. .EXPANDING SOCIAL SECURITY There are difficulties in the way of making social security all-inclusive, as the President proposes In his plan to extend the system to farm hands and domestics. Neither can be held up as an occupation which the average'person who engages-tfierein would-make a permanent means of livelihood. -Rather, the farmhand, drawing comparatively low wages, looks forward to getting out of agriculture as an employe. The house maid has aspirations for something better. That holds good in other occupations, of 'course, but as a rule does not lead to a new one. The whole security setup is in an experimental state. It might be amended to provide aid only for the needy. If that could be done the tax burden could be materally reduced.. There Is the objection, naturally, that the man or woman with plenty today may run against the need factor by the time age provision applies. Life in this modern day Is a very Incertaln proposition. STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. ALONG THE WAY It was snid of the essayist Hazlitt that when he was a young man he was regarded a quite dull and stupid fellow. In one of his biographical writ- Ings, however, Hazlitl tells of how the poet Colcudgc came to visit his father one afternoon and the young man walked several miles home with the older mnn. One mature and gifted mind met on that dny and immeasurably stimulated the apparently dull mind of a younger man who was later destined to be one of England's great essayists. Hazlitt said that Coleridge "quickened his intellect, gave him a a new world, put a new radiance into the sunset for him and a new note into the song o£ every bird. His heart began to burn, and it was not the talk that did it; it was the poet who wns behind the talk." It reminds us of the account of that memorable walk taken by three men going from Jerusalem to ^Emmaus, the day after our lard had been crucified. Two were disciplej of that same Lord, and although they did not know it the stranger they met up with was their Lord himself. With what, i adiancc and inspiration He talked with them! Their hearts burned in their breasts like glowing coals of fire. And so it is today, if we really gel close to Christ. Our hearts burn within us, scales drop from our eyes, clouds lift from the horizon, and every object far and near stands out with new mean- ins and significance. All rights reserved--Babson Newspaper Syndicate. Sidelights The trip of the Fayette and Westmoreland county delegations to the inauguration of Govrnor Arth'ir H James at Harrisburg wns a gala, slecple5s one. Billy Bishop and His Band saw to it that nobody slept. All the way to the Capital the band played for the "entertainment" of the hundreds of James admirers. Finally everybody gave up thought of sleep until the train reached its destination. Several hours elapsed before the parade hour and the .weary ones took advantage of the time to get some rest--in the train. There "was one untoward incident. Someone pulled the emergency cord--and the passengers were tossed about, quite unceremoniously as the special's brakes shrieked to a sudden stop. The Fay-West delegation oocupied 13th position in the miles-long parade. Its vnarchcrs passed by the reviewing stand in two, and a half hours, long before others even got in motion. The bandsmen'wore in jaunty red uniforms. Leading the procession were four marchers in purple capes, supplied through the band. Back of them were two purple- caped enthusiasts' carrying -a banner that stretched clear across the street, bearing "Fayette County Republicans." Back of the band were more than 100 marchers with purple capes and then the rest of the two-county declgation. John Ira Thomas of Phillipsburg named State Secretary of Mines by Governor James, had served as deputy to Secretary Walter H. Glasgow of Scottdalc. A product o Pennsylvania coal mines, he hat served as a State inspector for mans years and was a deputy in the State bureau during* the Governorship o Giftord PInchot Thomas' name had incorrectly been announced before a: Ira A. Thomas. Scott Klingensmith, who on Janu ary 2C will join with his wife in observance of their 58th wedding anniversary and his 79th birthday at their home on Dry Hill, near Broa Ford, began a career in the mines when seven years old--as n trappe boy at Pcnn. Doors regulated the flov of air currents. Boys were employee to open the doors before and aftc passage of a trip of rars. As a trap per boy he worked with his father Albert C. Klingensmith. Their bom was at Grapeville, n mile this sid of Jeannctte. ". r EIGHT "GOOD KEASOXS" Confident-we are on the way out, Roger W. Babson looks to building as this year's booster toward prosperity. Unperturbed by the very unsettled conditions in Europe, where, he says there will be no war during-1939, Babson givesjelght reasons why ho thinks there-will be a building boom. Here they are: ' Public confidence Is better. National Income Is rising. People want suburban homes. Choice rentals are high. PHA plans are attractive. Building costs are steady. Marriage rate is higher. Shortage of million homes. * . SLIXGSHO'f HAS POSSIBILITIES Just how unsettled are the Nazi nerves and how ready -re the Hitler satellites to Jump at a conclusion if there is a. possibility a Jew is involved is seen in the incident of the German consulate at "Amsterdam, Holland, where" a demonstration by Jews against the German officials was scented. . It now develops that "mysterious bullets from ambush" outside the consulate were the work of a boy with a slingshot--a mischievous boy. If the aim had been good it is just possible the incident might have cost the Jews in Germany another huge flne. Much ado about almost nothing! When the coke Industry was In 1L beginning In the Morgan valley under the magtc hnd of Henry Clo Frick, young Klingensmith hear about the opportunities. He walke from home to Broad Ford, about 3 miles, to look for a job. He got i He tramped back home. His fathe staked him for tools and he returne to the coke region. That was In 1877 With Dr. L. M. Herrington of Me Kees Rocks, who boasted no till then other than a coke worker bu who later became superintendent o the schools of Fayette county, h drew the first coke produced at th Henry Clay mine--named for th coming coke magnate. Dr. Herring ton, whose sister, Lauretta he mar ried, now lives retired at McKee Rocks--82 years old. On and oft, as the saying goes, M Klingensmith was employed for J years by Frick and the later H. C Frick Coke Company. In between h worked for the Jones Laughll Steel Corporation and A. Ovcrholt Company. Because of the breaks i Frick employment he did not qualif for a pension. He retired in 19! and engaged In market gardening. As Others Think STATE'S "MERIT" SYSTEM (Pittsburgh Post Gazette) It would seem that the suspicior at has attended the lone delayed nauguration of the "merit" system ir the State Department of Asslst- ncc and the Division of Unemploy- icnt Compensation in the Dcpart- icnt of Labor and Industry is stil considerable distance from, being emoved. In some instances lists of ap- ointecs recently announced for civi en-ice positions in the departments ecall a statement attributed to an utomobilc manufacturer -- that his atrons could have any color of car ley wanted just so it was black. Casual examination of the lists in ucstion suggest that the Assistance nd Unemployment Compensation ctivilies may have any civil service ppointees they desire just so they re Democrats. One of the lists showed 48 regis- cred Democrats to two Republicans. Of eight not registered six were from amilics registered Democratic and wo from families enrolled as Re- Another l ! :t showed 18 Democrats o four Republicans. Of course only a few lists have been cxamlnrd, but as far as the crutiny has gone the story is the amc--of Democratic preponderance n registration. It is assumed naturally lhat the new administration will look into this ind it should--not merely as a matter of patronage, but in the Interest of establishing a real merit system. HOPE ITS, NOT PROPHETIC (Johnstown Democrat.) A recent is!;ue of the United Mine Workers Journal carries an interest- ng cartjon on its cover page. The picture shows a miner and another mnn who tote; two dinner buckets and is labeled "Organized Labor." The two are shown walking along a path- called "Progress" into the sunrise of 1939. The interesting fact, though, is that the two men are out of step. The ·nlncr is shown striding along with MS right foot to the front, while the other man is advancing his left foot. We nape the picture Is not in any sense prophetic and that during the current year the United Mine Workers of America and "Organized Labor" will actually keep in step. HATE I wonder at the early dawn When spring Is dancing ou the lawn And tulips deck the garden gate How men can rise from bed to hate. And when the sun Is overhead, When men at noon ore breaking bread, I -wonder then how mortals can Hold hatreds long for any man. At evening when the sun slips down And leaves to moon and eta« the town I wonder then how men can be Disturbed by cant and bigotry. Since man's allotted years are few. And. oh. so swiftly hurried through, It seems to me a blunder great To wnste one day at them In hale. Facfographs Say "bagpipes" and you see Scotland. However, bagpipers are as numerous in Italy as in the land of the kilt. The oldest cloth known to man is felt. What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART WASHINGTON, Jan: 18.--Having ibolished lame duck congresses. Senator George W. Norris of Nebraska s agitating now for unicamcrol congresses. Due mainly to his Influence his home state already has a unicameral legislature--that is, a cgislaturc which is not split Into a senate and house of representatives, 3ut operates with only one chamber. Reports'from the Cornhusker commonwealth are to the effect lhat the new system is quite satisfactory. Senator Norris advocated it on grounds of efficiency and economy. There was no sense In two houses, he argued; one is Just as democratic and works faster. Whether or not the same thing would do equally well on a National scale is problematic, but the Nebraska senator thinks it would. Ot course it couldn't be adopted, if at all, without a constitutional amendment. However, a constitutional amendment also had to precede abolition of lame duck congresses and the Nebraskan was potent enough to jam that through. ' To be sure, getting the Constitution amended takes time. The senator started a long while ago on his anti- lame duck crusade. He fought for 1 for years. His present fight will have to be pushed more briskly. His current term will expire at the end of 1942 and he says he will not run again. Even if he changes hi., mind he will be past 80 then. He mus hustle or his campaign will outlivi him. Lame Ducks Were S'.iot Sitting. Another thing: The lame ducks were shot sitting so to speak. Nobody ever did love a lame duck. He neither could de fend himself nor get out of the way Lame durk-ism was like this: Election day was (and is yet) early in November. In the lame duck era an Incumbent lawmaker could be defeated on that date, but his ten continued (and does yet until th year's end. So he still was (and i yet, if he gets a chance to assci limself) a voting member of Con gross until the succeeding January : And Congress until Senator Norr] got the Constitution amended, met i early December. Therefore thi beaten bird continued to have legislative voice for about a mont after his repudiation by his constlt uency--a period during which h might do a lot of dirty work. Not unreasonably, Senator Norris considered this unfair. Accordingly his amendment cut ou the congressional session bctwcc election day and January 1, thus eliminating the effectiveness of th lame ducks--the guys who had bee beaten but whose terms had not quit ended. There can, indeed, yet be a lam duck session of Congress. If .th President calls an extra session be twecn election day and January the lame ducks remain in actio while the expiring year lasts. Bu extra sessions are exceptional. The point is that Senator Norr had comparatively little opposition ! his warfare against Inme ducks, lame duck is a politician who alrcad has been licked, and who cares hoot for u chap who has just beer licked? Won't Eliminate Selves. Compacting a congress of 36 sen ators and 435 representatives into single body is altogether a diffcren proposition. Ninety-six and 436 foot up to total of 531 seats on Capitol Hill. Senator Norris' proposed one hous would be, say, 265 strong, with th Vice President casting the decidin vote on ties. Are 531 senators and represen atives going to indorse a constitution al amendment trimming their num ber of seati down by 200 altogcthe Not if I know anything about politicians. The home voters might a c q u i e s c e , but n constitutional amendment calls for a congressional majority first. The Original Notion. The original idea was that we needed two congressional chambers, in order to have a liberal house of representatives and a conservative Senate, crosss-checking one^ another. Now that both senators "and representatives are chosen alike by popular vote that purpose is lost. The senators are no less popularly representative than the representatives, except that their terms are longer.- If anything, in actual practice, the Senate is more progressive than the so-called lower house. Senator Norris' scheme is logical all right. But if he can get away with it he's a wonder. THE NEWS WASHINGTON, Jan. 19.--In mo- icnts when U. S. diplomats take oft heir spats and put their feet on the csk, you will learn that all was not ild about the Lima conference. Not even a pin-word has been roppcd on the subject officially, talc Secretary Hull and his aide, Dr. eric, have been content to stand or t on their arrival statements about he great friendliness of it all. Most icwsmen al the conference have irivatcly discounted the published sscrtions of one of them that their osts, the Prcuvian government, pled on the American delegation. By unanimous agreement, all con- erncd want to wrap up the Incident nd flic it away, but when they do ·ou may be sure they will file it un- rrr the head of icnccs." "valuable expe- Conscnsus of inner opinion seems o be that Argentina dominated the ontcrence and the U. S. lost some ace. The loss may not have been :xpcnslve, but many of our men can w see their original mis'take was heir failure to recognize the power if Argentina from the beginning. No confession is needed to sub- tant'ate this conclusion. Argentina as openly opposed to a flat declara- lon of solidarity among American nations, and the public records show no flat words were written in the conference agreements. The Argentinians aparcntly prepared for the meeting more energetically than the U. S. did, at any ·ate, more effectively. They made heir voting friends among their good neighbors before the conference met, and had this ill-concealed ace in the lolc throughout--against Mr. Hull's lack. Greatest American, success was in preventing a showdown. cents.) Corn, 81 cents per bushel (now 50 cents.) Cost of meat, bread and clothing under the existing wage level woulc _ certainly cau:? the industrial workci ** some concern, and if his wage wcnl p, these prices would b; rcjiggcc pward further. . Grain and cotton exchanges would e abolished and all who work foi licm would be thrown among the ncmploycd. Every processor, miller, lipped, ginner would be licensed by ic Government. The sky would terally be, the'limit on production The old gin bootleggers, chased oul ; f business, by prohibition repeal, light find a lucrative field in boot- egging a loaf of bread or undistillcd om. The problem of enforcement' vould certainly be paramount. These prospects will be presented n opposition to the bill at coming ongrcssional hearings. It Is, there- ore, doubtful that the measure will omc as close to passing as' it did _st year under another name. Dictators are always being blamcc tor Latin resistance to American leadership, but the question bothering some U. S. diplomats is how much the British chipped in against us British influence in the Argentine is r ssibly as great as that of the dicta- lors, if measured by trade--the only true scales. The British did nothing that anyone could put his finger on, yet their competitive Latin American Influence is something at which American statesmen arc beginning to poln their eyes. Obviously the Latin American problem remains unsolved, and thi main constructive result of the con fercnce was to disclose how mud work must now be done. Stray Thoughts By S M. DclIUFT To a lot of local railroad officials, Priday the 13th was every bit as Jack as it is alleged to be. To Mrs. C. S. Campbell: Think we'd better wait a little longer before adding Rubinoffs name to that list of forgotten' folks. And another picture postcard from my Florida admirer saying: "I miss rour 'rot' but there's just as bnd in Miami papers. Did you not note the ast Gallup poll on Roosevelt's popu- anty? Anyhow, I miss you, "Sam." The guy who wants to "streamline" V. ,ho Bible ought to be streamlined limself--in a strait-jacket. It won't convince a lot of his rooters, nor settle many arguments, but just the same Jack Dcmpsey admits, in a last week's weekly, that the only real, jcnuine, painful, and bruise-producing beatings he took in seventy odd fights were the two administered by one Gene Tunney. The expressions · on those 12 kid faces, few afternoons ago, when they saw my toy train and village In action were better than a whole bag full of Pulitzer or,Nobel prizes. Wonder what would happen if a fellow walked into a gent's furnishing store and asked for a fascinator? Let's go to press. As of record on January I, 1937, there were 160 American citizens living in Siam, Asia. Food prices will make a balloon as- nsion if the now Frazler-Lcmkc bill passes--which is'the best-indication that it won't, (despite all the congressional names still remaining-on its congressional endorsement.) Ten economists'would require twi weeks to work out what this -arbitrary price fixing measure migh mean, and then they would probabl be wrong. Roughly, however, th downtown farm economists figure i would bring an 80 per cent incrcas i" prices, which would certainl satisfy the farmers--that is, if th consumers did not revolt.' The bill says prices should be fixed on this basis: (1) By giving the farmer a wage corresponding to that of the Industrial worker, whose wage averages over $23 per week, and (2) by computing the value of his investment so as to furnish him a flve to six per cent return. On the basis of latest compiled figures (1936) this would mean doubling the farmers' income of approximately $716 per year to $1,400. T) do this wholesale prices would have to go up at least 80 per cent, and retail no less than 40 per cent. Principally he devoted his attentio to horseradish. At the peak of th. activity in 1926 he put up an marketed 26,000 bottles of the reiis Every year, between 1022 and 193 he produced thousands of bottle which were distributed over Southwestern Pennsylvania. Since 1934 he had been in retirement, chiefly because of age and impaired health. The tract of land on which the Klingcnsmiths live was a gift from Mrs. Klingensmith's brother, Dr. L. M. Herrington. It contains something less than 10 acres. Away back in 1895 Dr. Hcrringlon saw the opportunity to acquire it at small cost. He did so and deeded it to his sister. Mr. Klingensmith's great-grandfather was the owner of a great tract of land in Westmoreland county, embracing among other properties what is now Oakford Park. A vivid recollection the former hoist radish king--he did not claim that title--has is a ride back In his boyhood at Grapeville on a sheaf ot rye straw, in iieu of a sled, which wns a luxury for boys in those days. It was the fastest ride he ever experienced. Ho suggests Hut anyone doubting his word get a sheaf and M i y it on .1 MKm-io.itcd hillFidc. We Are Authorized Kcnlers and Service Station for Double Tub oma-proi erf De luxe--white porcelain tub: hold) 9 Ib«. w«triable!. Aatorrtmtta * Pressure S«fetjf VStin%tt. . Special Trade-in Values This Monrh! Free Demonstration! Easy Fnrments!. 121 tVost Apnle Stropt. I'honc 21 Using the 1930 figures to work out the machinations of the bill you will flntl the result would be: Wheat, $1.85 per bushel (now 65 cents.) Cotton, 22 cents per pound (now eiaht cents.) Oats, 77 cents per bushel (now 25 Money Loaned ON YOUR .' AUTOMOBILE - UNPAID BALANCES RE-FINANCED to " 'Call or-"See Us If You Need Money For Any Emergency Moderate . Repayments Fayette Loan Co. 310 Title Trust Co. Bldjr. Connellsville, Pa. Telephones 244-866 Prompt. Courteous Convenient Service Price reductions up to $92! This means you can buy a Pontiac instead of the next lower-priced cars for a difference of only a few cents a day. Get all the facts before you buy any other -«r. BENNETT MOTOR SALES 85U-o8 East Crawford Ave, Connellsville, 1'a.

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