The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 20, 1939 · Page 1
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LAST E DITION PRICE 2 C The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. VOL. 37, XO. 3D. The Weekly Courier, Founded July 17, 3379. Tile Dally Courici, Founded Kovtmbcr 10. 1902, l McrKcd July 10, 1020. CONNELLSVILLE, PA.. TO IDAY KVEXl.XG, JANUARY 20, 1930. SIXTEEN PAGES. THOMAS TAKES! INITIAL MOVE! FOR ECONOMY! Revives "Dead" Woman James' Request for Lowering Expense M e t With A b o l i t i o n of Deputy in Mines Department. WILL CUT COST ABOUT $15,000 By United Press. HARR1SBURG, Jan. 20.~The State Mines Department was identified today as the locale of the first definite economy move of Governor Arthur H. James' newly opened Administration pledged to thrift in governmental operations. James asked all department heads, to advise him "what they could do without" at the first business session ol the Cabinet next Tuesday, but Mines Secretary John Ira Thomas, Philipsburg, jumped the gun by abolishing the office of deputy secretary for the bituminous coal mining j region to save an estimated $15,000 annually in the department budget. The economy move, announced by the Governor as meeting his approval, :ifected Deputy Secretary Patrick J. ' Nairn, Carrollton, and a clerical stafl of six in the western division headquarters in Pittsburgh. Thomas discontinued the headquarters and ordered its functions transferred to · Harrisburg. Nairn was appointed deputy secretary for the soft coal region two and ane-half years ago ot $6,000 annually. HITLER'S SISTER-IN-LAW FACES BRITISH COUKT FOK NON-PAYMENT OF TAXES Japs Ponder Heavy Budget For Two Wars Mrs. Bella Futtcrman is pictured in New York hospital with Dr. Maurice Goodwin, vrho "brought her back to life" in her home. She had an asthmatic attack. Dr. Goodwin arrived, pronounced her dead. He attempted resuscitation oad aft«r three minutes she began breathing. Postal Employe Enjoys Envious Position, Says Letter Carrier Officer FORMER HEALTH SECRETARY SPRAINS WRIST IN FALL By H. O. THOMPSON United Press Stan Correspondent. TOKYO, -Jan. 20.-- Army authorities have completed supplementary budget estimates totaling $1,362,500,E)00 for submission to the Diet, it was understood today, under n program which visualizes the possibility of joint operations against China and Russia. Newspaper- called it a "two front" budget because of the reported necessity, in the minds of army leaders, to prepare for simultaneous military \ campaigns against the Soviet Union' and China. The army estimates already have been submitted to the finance ministry, it was understood, and will be presented to the Diet or parliament at ths new session beginning tomorrow, after the ministry's approval. How stupendous the estimates really arc was shown by comparison with the regular budget, which lotals $1,006,615,000 -- including many items of Military nature such as air corps training, anti-aircraft defense, military relief, wartime industrial cx- fansion, war veterans' subsidies and 50 on. The newspaper Niehi Nichi, commenting on the army estimates, said that huge military preparations were necessary both because of China and Manchuria and because of the increased armaments of Great Britain and Russia. Newspapers continued comment on the proposal for the United States to fortify such outlying Pacific islands us Guam. The Asahi, calling the Guam proposal highly provocative, said today: "Japan is. justified in watching out for American aggression and for considering the Pacific fortification proposals as ~ pretext for the United States to secure a foothold jfrom which to attack Japan." By, United Prcra. SHARON, Pa., Jan. 20.--Dr. Edith MacBride Dexter, just returned to Sharon after four years as State Secretary of Health, nursed a sprained left wrist today--a memento ot a fall on an icy pavement near her home. And, according to Dr. Dexter, "Patient Dexter will be all right in a couple of days." The former secretary plans to resume private practice as boon as her wrist returns to normal. She is a specialist in opthamology, the treatment" ot the eyes. Holt Charges WPA Padded For Elections By United Press. WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.~Senator Rush D. Holt, D., W. V;,., today charged the Administration with padding the iclief rolls at election time for political purposes. He made the charge to the Senate in opposing the nomination of Harry L. Hopkins, former works Progress Administrator, to be Secretary of Commerce. Indications were that he would be confirmed over opposition of 20 to 3D senators. Holt said that the Pennsylvania relief rolls increased from 158,982 on December 25, 1937, to 227,635 on April 30, 1938. He said the latter date was "just preceding the primary" in which the Administration was particularly interested. Man and Two Women Die In Brooklyn Fire New Cumberland School Destroyed r r i · F' i w ° mcn anti a man were trapped in BV tXPlOSlOn. l i r e ' upper floor bedrooms and burned to death today when fire swept a thrcc- By Untttd Press. NEW YORK, Jan. 30.--Two elderly a man were trapped in Bjr OnlWU Press. NEW CUMBERLAND, , inn. 20.--Fire, reportedly preceded V byan explosion, destroyed the New Cumberland High School building today, two days after it had been vacated by 500 .students and most of its equipment moved. Loss was estimated at $30,000 as the 66-year-old structure w a s , leveled. ' The 500 students who vacated the ' school Wednesday will attend classes in temporary rooms until the end of the school year this spring. story Brooklyn, residence. A fourth member of the family escaped. W. Va., I The dead were Mrs. Amena Clc- ment, 90, widow of the late New York Supreme Court Justice Nathaniel Holmes Clement, her son, George, 54, and his wife, Grace, 51. Arthur Clement, 60, a brother of George, escaped through a window. Clement said the fire apparently started in the livlngroom of the house, spreading rapidly to the second and third floors. Commrnd Governor James. PITTSBURGH, Jan. 20.--The Central Labor Union, a council of 'American Federation of Labor units in the Pittsburgh district, voted to send Governor Arthur H. James a vote of ! Frankfurter Attends j Dinner for Justices Dan R. Sullivan ot San Francisco, Cal., treasurer of the National Association of Letter Carriers, was principal speaker Thursday night at the annual banquet o£ employes of the Postoflice. More than 80 persons assembled at Pleasant Valley Grange Hall, including wives and friends and postal employes from neighboring towns. Mr. Sullivan, who has held on office in the National association since 1910 and has been treasurer since J931, told his listeners that the post- office employe today is enjoying an enviable position because of the efforts expended by the association but cautioned against additional demands in the near future or as long as the unemployment situation in this country remained such B grave problem of the government. Referring to the retirement setup and salary increases secured by the N. A. L. C., Treasurer Sullivan said he thought the position ol the postal employe very good. 'Tvc been all over the country," he said, "and everywhere I've gone, our men have been well dressed and apparently have money to pay for the things they need. Congress is content to let us alone and we sliouid let it alone, especially since we're to well oil." The committee in charge of the banquet was L. G. Hoover, Leslie Dunston and John M. Kelly. Mr. Hoover presided as toaitmiibter. Miss M. Lois Bcnford gave three violin Dance," by d'Ambrosio, and "Indian Snake Dance," by C. Burleigh. Miss Jean Hoover was accompanist. Vocal solos were sung by Gomar Jones of Uniontown with Miss Hoover at the piano. The tongs were "Without A Song," "Friend of Mine," "On the Road to Mandalay," and "Love Walked Right In." Three readings, "Jake Speaks," "In Imminent Peril" and "Do You Remember?" were given by Miss Evelyn Murphy. At the conclusion of the speaking By TrcM. LONDON, Jan. 20.--The Daily Express said today that Mrs. Bridget Hitler, Irish sister-in-law of Dcr Fuehicr Adolf Hitler, had been sum- noned ,o appear at Highgate police court lor alleged non-payment of $45 in taxs. v Mrs. Hitler married the German chancellor's h.ilf-brollier, Alois, when iie was a waiter in Dublin in 1911. They separated in 19H. Dor Fuehrer tcceived Mrs. Hitler's .son, Willie, in Munich. ! DAVIS FAVORS ! CHANGES FOR WAGNER ACT Senator So Informs Official of CIO Affiliate, Who Opposes. BACKS.UP AFL" 'IN VIEWPOINT SCHACHT, GERMANY' REMOVED Youth Council Meets Tomorrow At Greenwood M. E. Dr. Ralph P. Boatty of Uniontown, Rev. A. R. Mansbergcr, pastor of the First Methodist Protestant Church, W. G. Davis, superintendent of schools, and Rev. Doyle Thomas, Negro minister of Pittsburgh, will appear on the program to be presented at the McKccsport district, Epworth League Youth Council meeting to be held Saturday at the Greenwood j Methodist Episcopal Church. The Ihpme is "Christ tor Youth and Youth for Christ." The meeting will open nt 10 o'clock with registration, after which the following program will be given: Morning. Hymn sing, learning new hymns, directed by Harry Williams of Dunbar. Worship service. Miss Louise Goldsmith. Keystone address, Rev. Mnnsber- gor, followed by lunch at the church. Afternoon. Hymn sing. Address, "Youth Joins Hands," Rev. Thomas. Negro spiritual songfcst to be led by Rev. Thomas. Session on "Youth and Social Hygiene." with picture illustrations, Dr. Bcatty. The banquet will be served at 6 o'clock. Hcv. V. A. Chilcote will be toostmaster. Superintendent Davis will speak on "Youth and Peace." The council is open to nil interested, whether or not a Methodist. The Youth Council committee consists of Harold Kooser. chairman, Edna Poolc and Thomas DcBolt. Former Slave, 90, Sees First Movie At Scout Supper By United Press. PITTSBURGH, Jan. 20.--U. S. Senator James J. Davis, R., Pa., who i pays dues to a Congress of Industrial Organizations affiliate, will support amendment of the Wagner Labor Relations Act because the "American Federation of Labor had concluded" the time for amendment is ripe, It was disclosed today. His position wns revealed in an exchange of letteis with B. Frank Bennett, president of the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel Tin Workers of North America, a CIO affiliate. Senator Davis still pays his union dues to the Amalgamated Granite City Lodge No. II as an aftermath of the days when he was i steel worker. "The American Federation of Labor has concluded that this time (for amendment of the labor act) has now come," Davis wrote Bennett, "and surely no one can deny that the federation is a responsible voice on labor." The CIO is objecting to any amendment of the labor act, nnd Bennett recently wrote Davis requesting that no withhold his senatorial vote from Wagner Act changes. The Amalgamated, Bennett said, desired that the act be given a "fair and impartial trial before any changes are made." Insurgents Move on Three Vital Lines solos entitled, "Spanish by Rchteld; "Canzonetla," program, cards, bingo games were enjoyed. and other Former Chorus Girl Named Beneficiary Of Rupperf Estate HENDAYE, Jan. 20, -- Insurgent armies hurled more tanks, artillery and Infantry at three vital points of the loyalist defense lines in Catalonia today n'ftcr rebel General Francisco Franco returned from nn inspection llight over the suburbs of Barcelona during which he "narrowly escaped" death according to a Burgos radio broadcast. i Franco's plane flew some 30 miles over loyalist territory to the suburbs ot the government capital where his squadron was caught in a burst of anti-aircraft lire nnd one plane shot down, the Falangist radio station and the nationalist capital station reported. On the long Catalan front, three main attacks were reported by advices from both sides. Loyalist dispatches said 1H rebels had failed to gain when they encountered the main defenses by the insurgent messages churned capture of a dozen towns, Including Calaf on the central front north of Igualada and Crcixel'on the southern sector near Vendrell. Igualada was brought under heavy rebel artillery five but apparently repeated rebel attacks had been repulsed. Loyalist advices admitted that preparations had been made to move the bulk ot the government offices to Valencia in event defense of Barcelona became hopeless. By United Press. NEW YORK, Jan. 20.--The late! Colonel Jacob Ruppert, bachelor! owner of the New York Yankees and i Six Persons Hurf In Auto Accidents Fred Shelkey's annual oyster supper for the members of Troop 8, Boy Scouts, and the troop committee Thursday evening at his home in Pine street, South Connellsville, not only provided a treat for the boys and their ciders but gave an ex-slave, Mrs. Elizabeth Davis, also of South Connellsville, her first glimpse of motion pictures. Mrs. Davis, who is past 90 years of age, related incidents o£ her life near Lynchburg, Va., before tind during Civil War days. The supper was on the evening of the regular troop meeting and followed the Scout routine. The motion pictures were shown by Scoutmaster J. M. Southard--one reel ol the last summer camp along Deep Creek Lake in Maryland and three reels of bird study. Gtic.sts included Rev. Merrill L. Cadwcll and Willard Pierce of the troop committee and Harold Wills and son, Bobby. Mr. Shelkcy was assisted in preparing and serving the supper by Misses Anne and Florence TrevilU Funk, Economics Minister, Named as Successor and instructed To Nazify Reichsbank Machinery. MOVE SURPRISES ALL QUARTERS By JOCSPH W. GRIGGS, JR United Press Staff Correspondent. BERLIN, Jan. 20.--A semi-official statement today indicated that Nazi conferences with the inter-governmental committee on refugees would be continued despite removal of Dr. Hjalmar Schacht as head of the Reichsbank, although the committee earlier had bcen told that the negotiations were discontinued. George S. Rublce, director of the inter-governmental committee, and his associates said they were puzzled by the developments in, connection with the negotiations. Locate Brother Lost 30 Years; He's a "Sheik By United Press. HAMMONTON, N. J., Jan. 20.-The four D'Allesio brothers said today that they had located their long- lost brother, Joe. He had been in California for 30 years posing as an Arabian sheik. They made the discovery through an eight-months-old San Diego newspaper which carried on its front page an obituary of Abdallah Ben Tahar, instructor of acrobatics- and corrective gymnnj,tics at the Francis W. Parker School of San Diego. The obituary said Abdallah had been born at Yemen Aman, Arabia, had turned down his royal heritage for a 5100,000 grant, and had invested the money in San Diego real estate be/ore his death. But Phesy, Tony, Florenze and Frank D'Allesio, who live out on White Horse pike, said the "sheik" was Joe beyond a doubt, and that he had appropriated his title from the ical Prince Haji Tahnr, thcir_lricnd, who coincidently had died. In New York just a short time before "Joe" died at San Diego. The brothers bald the story began 56 years ago when their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carman D'Allcsio, started for America from their home in southern Italy. Joe, the first son, was born at sea. Five more sons, the four survivors and Rwgor, now dead, were born in Pittsburgh. UNIONTOWN, Jan. 20,--Six persons were injured Thursday evening ·ribcd as a former chorus in a iencs °' wrecks which included acipal beneficiary in his [ a hit-run accident and an auto crashing against a shifter engine at ot large brewery and real estate interests, made Helen Winthrope Weyant, describee girl, the principa will, filed for probate today. The 71-year-old Ruppert left $300,- 1 Continental No. 3. None wns seri- 000 outright to Miss Weyant, whose! ously injured, stage name, it was said, was Win- j thrope Wayne, together third Federal Agents.-Will- -· Probe Breaking up of Sharecroppers Camp SIKESTON, Mo., Jan. 20.--Vour Federal agents were enroute, here to- ii.'j to Investigate, the breaking up ot a camp of 500 sharecroppers by state policemen, who'loadc'd them into trucks and returned them to the plantations from which many had beer, evicted. Sheriff A. F. Stanley said ihe campers were mostly Negroes, that white residents had complained against them, nnd that a race riot had been threatened. The town of St. Johns, near the camp site, has for years displayed a sign on its main street reading: "Negro don't let the sun set on your head here." A representative of the Farm Security Administration at New Madrid Boy Scouts Will Mark Anniversary February 8 to 14 A million and a quarter Boy Scouts of Amei ica will mark the £8th anniversary of their organization with a nation-wide scries of activities February 8 to 14, inclusive. Members of the 39,750 Cub packs, Scout U-oops and Sea Scout organizations, in addition to more than 250,000 scoutmasters, throughout the United States will lake part in the celebrations. Already Conncllsvillc troops have inaugurated preparations for a series of events to specifically mark the "observance. In the 29 years of organization there has been 8,400,000 members. Scputing was started in America on February 8, 1910, by the late William D. Boyce, Chicago publisher, who got the idea when a British Boy Scout aided him in finding an address in a dense London fog. The theme for this year's Boy Scout Week, which promises to be one ot the most successful birthday celebrations in its history, will be "Scouting Carries on American Ideals." with one- j set up State Motor Police are making a I telephoned his superiors in Washing- arch for the hit-run driver who ! t o n }!f 4 . t , hcur . cm °Y a . 1 o£ . th .f «;TMP« S i constituted "forceful eviction." He Uniontown Police Regulations Hit T r a f f i c Tag Fix Special to The Courier. UNIONTOWN, Jan. 20.--Uniontown's reorganized police department today was placed in charge of Chic£ Alfred W. Davis and Assistant Chief Charles Malik. Given unanimous support of Mayor William J. Crow and four members of Council--although the mayor wns overruled in his opposition to the changes--the officers put into effect a number o£ sweeping changes in the regulations. Among the announcement* made at a special meeting of the entire police personnel were the following: There will be no "fixing" o£ red tags isbued traffic law violators. Courtesy cards for "special privilege" in downtown parking are absolutely abolished. Parking regulations will be strictly enforced. Traflle and police signal lights will be checked regularly. Courtesy will be extended out-of- town motorists and operators of other "foreign" cars. Members of department will be subjected to regular inspection. Cooperation and "a deep sense of responsibility" to the city "must be uppermost in the minds ot all officers." BERLIN, Jan. 20.--Adolf Hitler today removed Dr. Hjalmar Schacht, Germany's leading financier, from the presidency of the Rcichsbank. In Schacht's place. Hitler named Walther Funk, economics minister, deputy dictator of the four-year economic self sufficiency plan, and for years his own confidential adviser in economic matters. Coincidently Nazi authorities informed George S. Hublec, American director of the inter-governmental refugee committee, that his negotiations here for emigration of 500,000 German Jews were "discontinued." Rublco and his associates, astonished, planned to remain until they had confirmed this news. Hitler in a special message of congratulation to Funk on his promotion, mandated him to Nazify completely, and to bring under complete government control, the machinery of the Reichsbank. A move which seemed destined to prove of world importance, was explained in the following official announcement: "In realization of the additional tasks demanded of economic life for the re-establishment of the greater Germany, uniform leadership in economic life, the money market and the capital market is required. "The fuehrer (Hitler) has consequently relieved Dr. Schacht of his position as president of the Heichs- bank directorate. "As his successor for a period of four years the fuehrer has appointed Minister of Economics Funk, who will retain the office of minister of economics. "Dr. Schacht, in his capacity as Reichs minister, (minister without portfolio in the cabinet) will continue · to be a member of the German government He is scheduled to carry out special tasks." In his message to Funk, Hitler said: "It will be your task: "1--To preserve unconditionally the security ot the Reichsbank, of salaries and prices; "2--To open the capital market to an increased extent for private en- prise; "3--In accordance with the law of February 10, 1937, to finish the reconstruction of the Heichsbank, which had been removed from the unreserved control of the government by the Dawes (reparations) Plan, and" from the position o£ the German Bank of Issue, unconditionally subject to the state's sovereignty. This will be in accordance with National Socialist (Nazi) principles." The law Hitler cited provided that the independence enjoyed in the past Continued on Page Six. interest in trusts set up to injuied Dewcy Shaffer, 40, of Conti- , ., .. .,._-.,,._-,,_,,,, ,,,,,, ,,.,,,, ,,,,,,, hund,c the ban club and the residuary j -- No. the man walked »*«» t?TMan %$ yeTerday. . alOnk 111L Ill^nWili. ,,,, T, C . .,,,,,* *,,,,,, ,-n,,nr.tIrtot rt ,^. h».A By United Pres 1 -. WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.--Felix , j Frankfurter, President Roosevelt's, thanks for the appointment of Lewis j neweit appointment to the Supreme! G. Hmes as head of the State Depart-1 Court, made his official bow to estate. No olkial estimate of the value of ' Mrs. Stella Stevens, 40, of Hc- the estate was forthcoming, but it i public, suffered lacerations when a was expected to exceed $30,000,000 | car driven by her son, Lawrence, in which event Miss Weyant would crabhcd into a shifter nt Newcomer receive income from more than $10,- crossing. 000,008 in addition to the $300,000 ' _ i gift. ment of Labor and Industry. AulomoliiU- on Fire. The Fire Department wns called ^ U I H ...uuv- .»» «"»««! """ I U J J 0 Dutch Bo , tom T , lmsday when an capital society last night at the an- I au t omob ,le owned by William Gallo twal White House dinner for justices of the Nouh End W J- lgniiea causil of thf court. , some dam:iec . Because he has not taken the oath The Weather The FSA sent four investigators here immediately. The sharecroppers had camped on a 40-acrc tract called "Homeless Junction," along the New Madrid- Bird's Point spillway. They had moved there last week when they were driven oft U. S. Highway 61, i where they had first congregated in 'a demonstration against planters. Cauelit Under Fall. | Pinned bcneatli a fall of ilate in the Filbert mine of H. C. Frick Coke! of officc y et - hc ancl Mrs - Frankfutter Company, George Matthews was seri- | were listed far down on the guest, ously injured about the back and '""' * Hospital Patients. Mrs. Lucy Wiseman of Wheeler and _. _ _ mu «st and did not sit among the other i Helen Lindsay of -104 South Pittsburg justices at the right and left of the | slrcet havo bcen admitted to Con- rhest. He was taken to Uniontown ·^ Hospital lifter bcinc removed by fe!- I President and Mrs. Roosevelt. Ik- ' ntllsville luw workers, l ''i" be worn into office January 30.. i Stale Hospital foi tre;il- Light snow tonight, probably ending Saturday moining; slowly rising temperatures tonight and Saturday; Sundny rain or M\OW i* tile noon weather forec.ibt for Westejn Pennsylvania. Temperature Record. 1939 1938 M.iximum 3~ 41 Minimum 22 27 Address WPA Teachers. Norwood S. Floto, WPA education nnd recreation supervisor for the tri- county area, and Lycll L. Buttermore, distncl WPA chairman, both of Connellsville, were among the speakers at the three-day conference of tpachers of adult education classes of Greene and Washington counties £a. White Admits Money Found in Bedroom Taken From Foster UNIONTOWN, Jan. 20.--Confronted with four $20 bills found behind a picture in his Conncllsville home, Clyde (Bluctop) White, colored, charged with participation in two murders last month, confessed to him that the money was port of the loot taken from Henry D. Foster, GO, Franklin township farmer, when lie was waylaid in Connellsville on the night ot December 3, County Detective John C. Wall said. H.G Brown Again Heads Hospital Trustees Board The boar 1 of trustees of the Con- nellsvillo State Hospital reorganized Wednesday night by electing the following oflici-Ts: President, Harry G. Brown; vice- president, W. J, B. Mayo of Melcroft; secretary, Mis. Wade H. Marietta, treasurer, Meyer Aaron. Mr. Muyo and Mrs. Marietta are new officials. Mr. Brown has served as president since the death of H. George May several years ago, Mr. Aaron has been, treasurer for some 15 years. Other members ot the board are Rev. L. S. Elliott, Rev. Henry Dc- Vivo and W. H. Soisson ot Connellsville, Arthur G. Page of Mount Pleasant and George M. Stricklcr of Van- dcrbilt. Donora Boosts SUIIasc. Donora Council increased its tax i levy one mill to 13 to meet a budget or csgenditure of. §1534566^86. Lyi Make Dedication Speeches. HARRISBURG, Jan. 20.--Speeches by Congressman J. Buell Suyder of Pcrryopolii, Faycttc county. Deputy Sccrct.iiy j£ Agnculturc Harry M. Tun-ell and other State officials marked the official dedication o£ the new Sl,200,000 farm show building n-; the annual Stale Farm Show JMSht · -.-

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