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LAST E DiTION The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. PRICE 2 VOL. 36, NO. 55. Tho Weekly Courier. Founded July 17. 1879. The Dally Courier, Founded November 10..1BCC. I Mcrecd, 1 July 18. 10i3 CONNELLSVILLE, PA.. SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 8, 1938. EIGHT PAGES. U. S.-ANGLO RECIPROCAL TRADE NEAR Months of Negotiations Bring Secretary Hull Near Goal. AFFECTS MANY COMMODITIES By HOBART C. MONTEE United Press Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Jan. 8.--Secretary of State Cordell Hull was within sight of the goal of his reciprocal trade agreement program today with formal notice of intention to negotiate a trade treaty with Great Britain. Conversations which have been going on for months between representatives of the two governments, htre and in London, have now reached a stage where each government is reasonably sure of the articles and commodities of trade which will be involved. It now remains only a question of trading in concessions on these articles and commodities. The negotiations will be conducted here. A British trade delegation will leave London soon and will arrive here some time in February. Meanwhile the State Department has announced the commodities and articles which may be affected by the negotiations. Numbering several hundred they all were articles which ar? imported from Great Britain. It is these commodities--British products expected to compete with similar American products or those imported from other countries--on which tariff and other trade concessions may be made. Stab Wound, Not Fall, Reported Cause of Death UNIONTOWN, Jan. 8.--While friends and relatives attended the funeral of Fred Grahck Friday morning at New Salem, his wife, Julia, 35, of Fairbank, went in her cell in county jail where she faces a formal charge o£ murder growing out of the death of her husband as the result of a marital dispute Christmas eve in their home. The woman has maintained a persistent silence concerning events which led to thi death of her husband, a miner who had been employed on a WPA project. Grahck died Tuesday in Uniontown Hospital from internal wounds which, it had originally been reported, he had suffered when he fell on a spike last Sunday while driving pigs into a sty. Squire James Fitzmaurice, Fairbank, later contacted the office of District Attorney James A. Heilly on conflicting reports he had received relative to the direct cause of the man's injuries. Assistant County Detective Patsy Mincrd, assisted by Assistant District Attorney Harry W. Byrne, investigated and learned the couple had considerable domestic trobule. When the man was first -wounded, it was said, the wife told Dr. H. B. McGarrah, who called to attend him, that they had been fighting and she had stabbed him w.ith a knife during the altercation. The woman has since denied having made the statement Witnesses have been uncovered who support the charges of domestic troubles that, frequently, resulted, in fights between the husband and wife. Just Off the Wire CHICAGO, Jan. S.--A cold wave spread over the United States today from the Rocky Mountains to the Appalachians. U. S. Forecaster J. R. Lloyd said sub-normal temperatures prevailed southward to the Gulf of Mexico. He predicted higher temperatures tomorrow in the MIddlcwcst but saiil there was no infmcdlalo relief in sight for tho Eastern states. WILLIAMSON, W. Va., Jan. 8.-The rujced mountain country on the West Virginia-Kentucky border was searched by police today as they soncbt · \VUlle McGulrc. 38, Hardee district constable who kUIed his parents-in-law before 40 terrified school pupils. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Marshall were shot down In the hall of Lenorc High School yesterday. WASHINGTON", Jan. 8,--Senate Majority Leader Alticn W. Barkley, D.. Ky., said today that night sessions and a "gradual" Invocation of rules against filibustering would oe undertaken the middle of next week week to end the ficlit against the antl-l.vnchine bill, WASHINGTON, Jan. 8--All major radio networks will broadcast FresI dent Roosevelt's Jackson Day address tonight at 3:30 o'clock. Hun' flrcds of diners at Jackson Day din ncrs throughout the country will bear the address. PATCH OF OIL TRACE OF Follow Sutherland? ABOARD ILL-FATED NAVY BOMBER CADET P. O. BROWNING LIEUT. T. E. CARPENTER Two members of crew of huge naval aircraft lost somewhere in Pacific during maneuvers cff coast. Seven men were aboard Riant ship. DISABLES BURGLAR'S CAR AS LATTER ROBS HIM; ARREST RESULTS Jamcs Franks, 29, of Juniata, arrested at 2:40 o'clock Wednesday morning by city police, was turned over to State Motor Police by Chief Andrew W. Thomas after the man is said to have admitted he had been involved in several depredations. Franks wns taken into custody by Patrolmen Joseph Rulll and Kenneth Louden less than two hours after he had allegedly tried to break into the West Side plant of the Connellsville Cleaners Dyers and set off a burglar alarm. Manager Steve Picrn heard the alarm and went to investigate after calling police. He saw a strange auto outside his plant and he disconnected a distributor on the car. When Franks reportedly fled, he was unable to start the machine. Police later picked him up. Chief Thomas said Franks told him he had robbed the city steam roller at J.ohnston schoolhouse of gas and tools and that he had also taken an automobile at Bitncr. The machine in Franks' possession had the engine number figures de- faced'and the title he had did not correspond with the car numbers, the chief said. Unconfirmed Rumor Reports Navy Plane Crashed on Carrier ' By United Press. LONG BEACH, Cal., Jan. 8.--It was reported here without confirmation today that a Navy plane had crashed and burned while attempting to land on the aircraft carrier Saratoga, which is somewhere off the coast of Southern California searching for a missing naval patrol bomber. The pilot was reported critically or fatally injured. Ralph Scalise Bound Over to Grand Jury ERIE, Jan. 8.--Ralph Sealisc, 27- year-old former Bertillon operator in the Pittsburgh police department, today awaited grand jury action on a charge of murdering his father, Detective Sergeant Louise Scalise, Thursday of last week. Scalise was bound over to the grand jury by Alderman Lyle Orr yesterday afternoon after he pleaded not guilty. Witnesses testified that any one of the three bullet wounds suffered by Detective Scalise, 54, was enough to cause death. An Erie patrolman, David Doyle, who was summoned to the Scalise home by the dying patrolman, testified the elder Scalise told him: "Let me die. I would bo ashamed to walk on Erie streets because people would point at me." The son did not testify at the hearing. Hancs Self to Tree. PITTSBURGH, Jan. 8. -- Frank Knouse, 34, of Moon Run, a mental patient recently released from Allegheny County Home- and Hospital, was found hanging in a tree near his home last night. The coroner's report said he committed suicide. Knouse was released from the hospital December IS after eight months 1 c-oruincmcnl. Believe Landon Action Widens G. O. P. Split By United Press. SAN DIEGO, Cal., Jan. 8.--A , large patch o£ oil and a broken life i preserver were found floating on the ocean today in the area were a Navy bomber disappeared Wednesday with seven men aboard. The Coast Guard reported that the oil resembled that from an airplane crankcasc, but that a check with the Navy disclosed tlTht the life preserver did not come off the vanished bomber. The portion of the life preserver, the Coast Guard said, bore the letters 'U. S. S. " The fiuard, after a check with the North Island Navy air station, said the life-ring might have fallen from any one o£ the many boats engaged 1 in the search. ( A machinist's mate who was i aboard the lost plane had a premonition of disaster and didn't want to I make the trip, his wife said today. With her two small children at her side, Mrs-. Edna Peace watched the Navy's great fleet of ships and planes assemble in the harbor and move out to join the search. She sobbed with despair while she kept the vigil of all women who for ages have seen their husbands go to sea and then have been brought back word of the misadventures that befell them. Her husband, Loren Peace, had transferred to the vanished flying boat only a few hours before it went out for maneuvers. "I knew something would happen to him when he was transferred from Plane Onr to Plane Four," she said. "I tried to persuade him to stay at home Wednesday, but he insisted on going. "lie didn't want to go, because he, too. was afraid something was going j to happen. But he was afraid he'd lose his chance to become a chief mate if he stayed at home." The man Peace swaped jobs with was William Erbe, who, surviving today by chnncc, %vas flying in one of the searching planes. The Navy had dispatched 150 planes and 70 warships to the search, which was centered about 200 miles out from bhorr. where the bomber was on "security patrol," n phase of S e t t l e m e n t Incident Brings Tense Moment; Machine Guns Mounted l, Harris d Justice James Clnrk McRcynold* . . . next to quit court? Will another supreme court justice quit the high bench before June, as reported? And will ho be Juntico James Clark McRey- r.olds? He will be 76 on Feb. 3. --Central Press Girl Charges Father Drove Her Out With Poker By United Press. WASHINGTON. Jan. 8.--The unofficial split in high Republican ranks was believed widened today by the refusal of Alf M. Landon, 1036 G. O. P. standard bearer, to accept a position on the Republican committee program. Former President Herbert Hoover accepted a similar offer, but "only as a rank and file member." Lnndon declined an invitation to serve as honorary chairman of the committee which is headed by Glenn Frank, former president of tiie University of Wisconsin. His running mate in the 1936 election, Colonel Frank Kuox of Chicago, also declined to serve on the committee, but former Vicc-President Charles G. Dawes said he was "ready to serve the Republican party and the program committee in any capacity." The break between the so-called Hoover and Landon factions of the Republican party first appeared over the issue of. an off-year convention plan proposed by Mr. Hoover. 'Die committee on program is an outgrowth of the Hoover plan. Landon's tight-lipped silence and independent action generally have been interpreted to indicate disapproval of Hoover's convention plan. Both men have eliminated themselves as potential presidential candidates in 19-10 but neither has shown a willingness to relinquish leadership of the Republican hierarchy to the other. The fact that Knox and Landon both sent in refusals today was believed indication that neither is in sympathy with the purposes of the committee on program, nor Mr. Hoover's proposal. Auxiliary Will Aid in Anti-War Move ot Veterans At its regular 'meeting Thursday night, the Ladies' Auxiliary to Walter E. Brown Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars decided U aid the post in securing signers to a petition to keep America out of war. The petition, a nation-wide appeal of the veterans of Foreign Wars, will be sent to Congress. SKATER GOES THROUGH ICE; IS DROWNED MEADVILLE, Jan. 8.--County officials today sought to recover the body of Joseph Freund, 25, who broke through thin ice while skating and was drowned. Freund went under with a companion, who was rescued, while skating at Conneaut Lake. The yuoth's body could not be recovered from the freezing water. Hospital Patients. David Lynn o£ Perry township and Mrs. Ella Ilcllcin of South Connellsville have been admitted lo the j Hospital for treatment. the strange maneuvers that began December 20. H was the most determined search ever undertaken along these shores. Already, ships and planes had scouted more than 50,000 miles of ocean area without a trace of its lost "7-P-4," a seaboat that could have landed on water and ridden the waves for weeks. Naval authorities were not ready lo abandon hope. They said the search would continue into next week if necessary. They recalled the disappearance of Commander John Rodgers in a .seaplane while on a flight to Hawaii 13 years ago, and how Rodgers was found s;ifely adrift in his seaplane after nine days. His plane was far less seaworthy than the bomber missing now. Thofo aboard were: Lieutenant Truman E. Carpenter, Possumpsic, Vt.: Cadet Philip O. Browning, Lee's Summit, Mo.; Edgar Anglin, Norfolk, Va.; C. C. Creech, Richland, N. Y.; Loren Peace, San Diego, the latter three machinist's mates; and G. A. Mills, Prescott, Mich., and Joe Adair, Carruthers- ville, Mo., radiomen. Stale Inspector Probes Cave-ins At Bradenville Ey United I'm.*. BRADENVILLE, Jan. 8.--John J. McDonald, deputy mines inspector at Grecnsburg, was due here today to investigate sinking of an old coal mine that resulted in at least $25,000 damage to a dance hall-beer tavern and private homes. The mine, owned by the Marcia Coal Company, runs beneath the west side of this little village of 1,400 citizens. Buildings situated above the mine tunnel began to settle into the earth Thursday night during a heavy rain storm. Next Week's Weather WASHINGTON, Jan. 8.--Weekly weather forecast: North and Middle Atlantic states, fair Monday, probably rain in Middle Atlantic rtatcs and snow and rain in North Atlantic states Tuesday and Wednesday, and rain again at end of week; cold at beginning of week, rising temperatures by Tuesday, colder by Wednesday night and warmer nt end of week. The Weather Snow flurries and colder, Sunday fair and continued cold, wanner Monday is the noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Record. 1338 1937 .Ma.\imi,jn 43 64 Minimum ,, 28 30 Mean ....36 jT 'Wandering" Dog To Be Sent Home; Strayed 660 Miles By United Press. TYRONE, Pa., Jan. 8.--There probably will be "no place like home" for G. D. Wills' dog when the pedigreed animal returns by express from wanderings which started when he disappeared August 1, 193G. Right now, the dog is some 660 Troops of Two Nations Face Each Other With Drawn Bayonets. NIPPONESE AGGRESSORS By EDWARD W. BEATTIE United Press Staff .Correspondent. SHANGHAI, Jan. 8.--French and Japanese soldiers faced each other miles away, in Leland, 111., where he j at the bayonet point on the boundary, was found starving on a roadside by of the French concession today in Lester Halvcrson, who looked at the collar and saw Wills' address. Halverson wrote Wills that he would "feed the dog up a little" and then ship him back to Tyrone If Wills would pay the costs. Wills readily agreed, but wonders how the animal strayed so far away. Firemen Arrange Memorial; Install Officers for 1938 Past President Harry Clawson and Past Chief Fred Soisson were in charge of the ceremonies marking installation of newly elected officers of the South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Department. It was decided to hold the annual memorial service at the South Conr . lflc what was perhaps the most danger-, ous incident since the Japanese be-. gan- their vigorous bid for domination in Shanghai. This incident, symptomatic.of-the explosive atmosphere in . China's commercial capital, occurred" while" International Settlement authorities were protesting the beating of four British policemen by- Japanese soldiers on the boundary o£ the "International area. It was the beating of a Russian member of the French concession volunteer corps that caused today's clash, which for a few minutes bade to become a pitched fight. A Japanese soldier on the French concession boundary crossed to the French side of the avenue of the two republics to beat a Chinese woman who was drawing water at a pump. The Russian volunteer intervened, trying to protect the woman. The Japanese grabbed at the Russian's The two men grappled and UNIOXTOWiV, Jan. 8.--Suffering from lacciations inflicted on her left arm and hand when her stcpfatner allegedly struck her with a poker following an all night quarrel at their home at Livtngood, German township. Helen Sabo, 12 years old, hurried to Umontown for assistance after being driven from her home, according to police. The girl in company with her sister, Sophia, fled shortly after 7 o'clock this morning to escape the rage of the stepfather, Mike Karnovich, that was directed toward the youngest girl after she stepped between the man and her mother to receive the full blows of the man. Trie girls were picked up by Justice of the Peace James Cavalcar.te of German township who heard their story and then directed his constable to mako an investigation preparatory to making charges 'igamst Karnovich. Helen went to the courthouse where Mic remained waiting an opportunity to return to her home. ncllsville Evangelical Church on Sunday, January 23. A committee composed of W. H. Long, Ralph Davidson and A. W. White was named to complete arrangements. Announcement was made that during 1937 firemen answered 20 alarms. There was a loss of $715 to property covered by insurance and $35 loss to property not insured. President Albert Orndorff appointed the following committees for the year: Entertainment -- George Clawson, Ralph Davidson, Fred Soisson, A. W. Groah. Harry Kincaid, Albert Helms and Clarence Davidson. Playground--Albert White, Ralph Davidson, Fred Soisson, A. W. Groah, George Clawson, Harry GuaH and C. O. Meyers. Grievance--Paul DcBolt, Clawson and J. H. Shipp. Employment Picks Up At Automobile Plants By United Press. DETROIT, Jan. 8.--More than UO,- 000 employes of automobile plants will return to their jobs next week, officials of two major manufacturers disclosed today, and there »vere indications that the figure would be increased to 100,000 within a few weeks. Approximately 55,000 persons who were working m the various divisions of Chrysler Corporation before the plants were closed on December 23 will return to their jobs next Tuesday, corporation officials announced. At the Hudson Motor Car Company, where a new low-priced car will go into pioduction soon, U.OOO men will be employed before the end of next week. Attorney Braemer Speaks at School Inaugurating a scries of talks to be given before students in the Connellsville High School on "Vocational Opportunities,*' Attorney Samuel D. Braemer r.poke Friday morning before the general assembly period. Harry Fooie Endorses Plan io Revoke Speeder Licenses Dy United Press. PITTSBURGH, Jan. 8.--Heartily in accord with Governor George H. Earle's plan to revoke licenses of speed drivers, Commissioner Percy W. Foote of the State Motor Police, today warned that the patrol is increasing its vigilance and soon will patrol every highway and by-way. "I am most heartily in accord with the Governor's plan--wish we had had it before," Foole said. "We have been arresting speeders consistently but we can not take their licenses and so our penalties arc not 50 heavy." Ohiopyle Council Has Women Members; J. W. Holt President When Ohiopyle Council reorganized Monday night, two women assumed membership, the first time in history that members of the fair sex have served there in that capacity. Mrs. Stella Jackson, Mrs. Rogcne Mitchell and Charles Lee were the newly elected council members who assumed office. John W. Holt was named president, Frank Johnson secretary and D. H. Beatty treasurer. Other members of council are M. J. Wildey, C. C. Holt and Graeff Phillips. eet Every Friday Organization of a troop of Boy Scouts under the auspices of the Rotary Club was begun Friday evening at tho Y. M. C. A., with Douglas K. Mcllvalne, Rotary boys work committee chairman, presiding. Halph F. Sliger, scoutmaster of Troop 5, was at the meeting to advise the members of the committee in getting the troop started. Carl S. Ilornor W.T* named chairman of the troop committee. .Other members are to be selected later. The use of the Y. M. C. A. has been secured as a permanent meeting place. Meetings will be held every Friday evening, with William Bailey, scoutmaster, in. charge. Members of the boys' work committee were all at the meeting. They are Mr. Mcllvalne, William A. Sepp, I A. L. Brandenburg, C. S. Homer and B. G. Baird. Van Dyke Humbert j assisted in the work. the Russian tried to draw his pistol. Fifteen Japanese soldiers with bayoneted rifles crosseU into French territory to aid their man. They knocked down the Russian, and tried to drag him across to the Chinese district of Nantao where they are In domination. The Russian managed to get out his revolver, and one of the Japanese (presumably an officer) drew a sword. Just then the Russian blew his police whistle and other volunteers came running to the rescue. Japanese officers who had been standing by intervened then and called their men back to tho Chinese side of the avenue. There the Japanese mounted two machine guns, facing the French side, as more and more volunteers arrived, armed with rifles and ready for a battle. Soon three French armored cars, with blunt machine gun muzzles pointing from them, were facing the Japanese. French officers arrived and through, interpreters the French and Japanese began negotiating. It was a tense little group for n few minutes. At first the Japanese demanded that the Russian be handed over to .them, and that he apologize--for what they did not specify. In the end tho French and Japanese officers shook hands and it appeared as if the incident had a peaceful curtain. It was understood, however, that actually the incident was settled, by the Japanese consulate general. A French consular official called there on the run during the negotiations between the officers, and apparently the Japanese consular officials sent word to the "front." Afterward the French concession police announced that the incident was regarded as a "small affair, dua to a misunderstanding," and that it had been settled on the spot by th« Continued on Page Five. Loyalists Win Teruel Battle MADRID, Jan. 8.--A few scattered but desperate nationalists held out in isolated buildings at Teruel today, challenging to the end the loyalists in control of the city. They vere the remnants of the nationalist garrison which 'elected to remain where the loyalists entered the city December 21. They had retreated fighting from house to bouse. Now, on their last legs, they wer« without food or water and the loyalists hoped to kill or capture them quickly. Between 2,000 and 2,200 persons, comprising the principal portion of the nationalist garrison along with women, children and aged men, surrendered last night, with Lieutenant Colonel Francisco Rey d'Arcurt, the 64-year-old garrison commander.- Gcoree Fuller Dies. MEYERSDALE, Jan. 8.--George Fuller, 70, of Summit township, near here, dropped dead Thursday morning at his home of a heart condition. He was twice married and is survived by his second wife, four brothers, John of Moyersdalo. Isaac of West Salisbury, Charles o£ Boswell. William of Garret, and one su- tor. Mi-s. Thomas Garlitz of ncan here.

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