The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 20, 1939 · Page 4
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 4

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, January 20, 1939
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FOUR. THE DAH.Y COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE. PA. FRIDAY, JANUARY 20.193J. ___ Site (tertr / THE COURIER COMPANY , James J Dnscoll R. A Doncgan ______ Walter S Stimmel James M Driscoll .. J. Wylic Driscoll 1 ----- Publishers President and General Manager Secretary and Treasurer Editor --------- Associate Editor -Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF _ - : ' ~ Audlt 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; 55 per year, or S2 50 for six months by mail if paid in advance; 12 cents pur week by carrier. Entered as second class matter nt the Postofllcc, Conncllsvillc, Pa. FRIDAY EVENING..JANUARY 20. 1933 THEIR FEABS GROUNDLESS That element of the population of the Keystone State ·which fears Governor James will be under the thumb of the Old Guard should have that fear allayed by study of the Governor's inaugural address. There Is nothing to Indicate subservience to anybody, any faction, any group. Rather that there Is a strong thread of independence running all through it Many associate the names of several leading industrialists with the Old Guard. If they or any others have in mind dictating to the^Governor, there should be sufficient warning in this excerpt from the address: "Let there be no misunderstanding. Business in Pennsylvania must not attemp't to escape proper responsibility to its employes, proper methods and proper -working conditions. It must not try to dodge reasonable taxation." Just as emphatically does the Governor repudiate dictation by labor groups, in these words: "We will have no return to rule by overlords of Industry during my Administration. But neither will we have rule by overlords of labor." · The Governor takes the stand that certain acts passed in recent years covering the relations between employers and employes will have to be amended, "not because fault 3s to be found with the purposes of these laws," but because "they are not workable and are so burdensome"that they prevent the very objectives for which they were enacted." In this connection he gives assurance it Is not his intent to weaken regulation of business. · ~ ~ Careful perusal of the words of the Governor will reveal a determination on his part to deal fairly- with all classes. He tops off the whole program with these words: "The spirit that shall guide my every act as Governor of this great Commonwealth was voiced more,-than two- thousand years ago by the prophet Mlcah: " 'To do justly and love mercy and to walk humbly with, ay God.'" A public servant who does justly, Joves^mercyr-jand walks humbly can be considered safe agalnst.pressure from the "Old Guard" or any other group with selfish motives. GERMAN MASSES PROTESTING? If what William Philip Simms, foreign editor for Scripps-Howard newspapers, describes as "private, therefore frank, correspondence from diplomatic sources in London and Paris" with regard to conditions In Germany IB authentic there Is a rising popular tide against the extremists that would risk plunging the Reich Into another war. Slmms' information Is that there is great unrest among the masses, chiefly the workers, which has manifested Itself by slowing down by 20 per cent production In key Industries. Workers, Slmms says he has learned, have taken this means of registering their disapproval of policies which they feel Is leading them Into an unwanted conflict. Germany endured hardships in the Great War "but it did not experience the frlghtfulness that was the lot of-Invaded territory--Belgium and France, especially the latter. There would be a different story to tell In the next. The Germans would undoubtedly, hate Je_war_caEdtedjto_them through the air, despite all efforts to avert it But It is not only the war prospect against which the workers are registering their silent protest, says Simms. They are not In accord'with Hitler, Goerlng and Goebbels In. the anti-religious drive. It Is hard to conceive that the millions of Catholics would submit meekly to the Nazi persecution. v For the welfare of the democratic world, news of a positive decline in the morale of the people insofar as'their attitude toward a senseless war Is concerned would be most welcome. MDfOR OFFICIALS UNDER FIRE A recent sensational shooting affray between a doctor and patty officers, followed by the suicide of the doctor, has added impetus In, the Pittsburgh area to a movement to demand that the Legislature enact laws to bring about reform of the minor judiciary. Time and again allegations are made that this branch of law enforcement--aldermen, justices of the peace and constables--resorts to decidedly questionable, if not illegal, means to make a livelihood. In Allegheny county the minor judiciary organization has joined with the Pennsylvania Bar Association and a citizens committee in investigation of the recent affair, at Ingomar. The Pittsburgh area seems to be a hotbed of Illegal operations--faked cases, fraud, systematic use of boys under age to buy liquor with the intent to roping in unwary dealers and other practices. The need for these minor officials in every community is recognized. It is the system under which they are paid that leads to difficulties. Reformers are demanding fees be abolished and the officials put on a salary basis. This might __ remove the abuses complained of. It might bring on others. ~ Just as good a solution would be severe punishment of those who break the laws. STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. CLARINETS AND ACCORDIONS A little boy was playing a clarinet one day for a visitor in his home. He was so small that the clarinet almost touched the . floor when he played. "Why did you choose a clarinet?" asked the visitor; ariU the little boy's reply was, "I wanted a piano accordion, but we only had money enough to buy a clarinet." When he couldn't have what he wanted, he took what he could get and made the best of it. Not having money enough for a piano accordion, he bought the Instrument that was within the family price range and practiced on it so assiduously that he Is now a member of a band At eight years of age this child had learned a lesson which some people never learn throughout the whole of their lives, namely, that it we will just stop repining over what we do not have and make the best of what we do have, we turn life from walling into music, from nightmares into symphonies. / If circumstances have placed us in the clarinet/ class, let us be sure of this, that' happiness will come through the assiduous use of what we have. The boy who learns how to play the clarinet well at eight years of age will probably have the oppoi tunity to play on piano accordions and pipe organs later on. All rights reserved--Babson Newspaper Syndicate. What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.--American naval authorities are more than a little won led by rcbal gains in Spam recently. Yankee public opinion probably is split something like 50-50 as between the Spanish so-called insurrectos under General Franco and the so- called loyalists--the official government's outfit. Our pro-Franco sympathizers take this view: The revolution which overthrew King Alfonso perhaps had considerable justification, but very shortly after that Communists, Inspired and financed from Moscow, gained Spanish control and have perpetrated all sorts of atrocities. The Franco-lies' mission Is to" reestablish the short- lived post-revolutionary Iberian de- A bill introduced in the State legislature by Representative Hiram G. Andrews of Cambria county would epeal the highly controversial "gas adget" law, enforcement of which vould place a heavy expenditure on iroperty owners who would be orccd to install automatic gas \alvc hutoffs. Every building in which more than one family resides would lave to install such a gas gadget under the provisions of the law now in the statutes and which is undergoing a court test. faction argues CAN POLITICAL SPESDIXG BE STOPPED? When the gigantic spending program was originally discussed in 1933 many people freely predicted that it could never be stopped. Business today is GO per cent higher than it was then. "Unemployment is sharply lower. Yet, Federal spending has doubled since 1933 and is growing every year. No nation in history ever spent so much as \ve are spending today. The money is flowing out of the Treasury at the rate of 520,000 every minute. Who provides this money? Do the Rockefellers, Morgans and the Fords pay the bills, or do you pay them without knowing anything about it? Read Roger Babson's story on the question: Can Public Spending ever be stopped? Find out how much of your income goes to pay Uncle Sam's bills." Learn what you must do to stop the spender^ and save democracy in America--in The Courier Saturday mocracy. Our pro-loyalist thus: Alfonso's regime was a very bad one. It was upset by good liberals. The current revolt against them was started and still is backed by Mussolini and Hitler. Bad as communism Is, It is not any worse than fascism or nazl-lsm. And, anyway, communism hasn't much of a foothold in Spain, whereas fascism and nazi-ism are dug In like sixty, I am not reasoning one way or the other; our two schools of thought are what I am trying to speak for, one against the other and contrariwise Now, these are just opposing sympathies. They do not mean much materially. Spain, after all, distant and rather small country The average American's Interest in the matter Is not acute, so lar as he Sidelights knows. The Stale Department's mtcrcsl however, is acute. So is the Navy Department's As to the State Department: We certainly are concerned in Latin America. And Latin Americ Is mainly Spanish. If Spain goe totalitarian, Latin America is likely to take the same direction. Brazil Is not Spanish; It is Portuguese. But Portugal inclines totalitarian also. A totalitarian Latin America assuredly would be a fret to Uncle Samuel-not alone to his State Department but to his Commerce Department likewise. But as to the Navy Department? Well, the U. S. Navy is supposed to defend our entire western hemispherical coast, and to do U easily, because it Is so much nearer to the U. S. A. than possibly Europe is. But Is it? Not by a darned sight. We are accustomed to thinking of South America as due south of us. Look at a globe! It quickly will appear that the South American east coast is nearer to Europe, below the Equator, than we are. The continents arc so skew-hawed globularly as to give; an advantage against us Euro- peanly. International chat at present hints at a German naval base at the Azores islands. Those Azores are closer than Key West to the nearest far-eastern South American port of Pernambuco, and still nearer to farther South American east port harbors. The Azores, to be sure, are Portuguese. But If Germany, through Spain, grabs the Canaries, It will beat us to southern South America (east coast) by 25 per cent. Dr. Fernando de los Rios, loyalist Spanish ambassador in Washington, has rubbed this notion In as thoroughly as he could. He has convinced our Navy. Our sea police do not want a potentially hostile base as near to us as the Azores or the Canaries. The Army is not so Immediately interested. Registered voters of Connellsville and Uniontown who have failed to vote during the past two years will removed from the rolls oi rcgis- cred voters in compliance with pio- visions ot the permanent registration aws. A list of those in the two cities s being prepared by comparing voting records with the registration flics. To each person who has not voted in two years Is being mailed a notice that,"unless you appear personally before the registration commission or mall the attached request lor reinstatement, ilgned by you and stating your residence within 10 days of this date your registration will be cancelled." The purge is confined to the two cities because borough and township permanent registration has not been in effect more than two years. State Assemblyman Matthew J. Welsh, home for the week-end from his duties at Harrlsburg, was happy to report that he had been returned to membership on the House Highways Committee because it would place him in a position where he could render assistance In action by the Legislature on the proposal to have the State Highway Department take o\er the bridge in Connellsville. Previously announcement had been made of Mr. Welsh's selection to the other committees. Letters to The Editor WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS? Editor, The Courier: This probably sounds billy, yet it has possibilities. As we all know, due to various laws and the efforts of people interested in the matter, automobile accidents have been greatly reduced in the last year or so, Yet there are some who believe that a driver's license gives them the privilege of driving about with a total disregard of the rights of others. For instance, though a pedestrian has the right of way at street cross- Ings where traffic lights are not used, about one driver out of 10 teems to know It. Just watch them some time. They swing into a side street where a pedestrian has started to cross, give a blast of the horn and with a total disregard of the pedestrian's safety, keep going. The result depends upon the pedestrian's ability to move fast. So, here's a plan that might be a benefit to oil concerned, colored flags denoting the driver's character. Blue flag--This driver is caicful and considerate of all people. Red flog--This one has no more sense than a mad bull In a china shop and may do anything. Green flag--This one is a beginner. Watch for a sudden burst of speed, a quick stop for no reason at all, or a dash upon the sidewalk. Blajk flag--This one has had several accidents. Not to be trusted with any car. Yellow flag--This one is pectcd, but not proven, hit and run driver. Be on guard. Lemon color--A sour old crank who thinks all other people are nuisance, is nt the wheel. Amber color--This one drives while drinking. These (lags would be placed on the car where they could be seen plainly and would be In effect for a certain NEWS BEHIND, THE NEWS WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.--The deepest shush-shush venture of the new political season Is a block- lettered "strictly confidential" report from the Sheppord committee rc- rrhcd by some senators. A committee cle.: brings them around. Recipients arc warned to read the block cttcrs, and particularly not to let newsmen find out about the report It IB not really a report, but a col- cctlon of affidavits acquired by the primary investigating committee, some under promise of confidence to those who gave the Information. The "ildavits seem to peg Kentucky, Tennessee and Pennsylvania as states which occupied most of the attention of investigators. Arkansas, however, appears from casual reading to be the worst from the standpoint of political macinp · The investigators a p p a r e n t l y wanted to let key senators know the low-town or WPA politics, etc., without betraying the confidence of their informants. Many a Roosevelt associate Is be- innlr.s to wonder when the "good' pait of this "good neighbor policy' is going to start in Latin America So far It has been developing aspects of. a "soft neighbor policy," with America's own Yankee traders (a phrase not often used lately) acting out the part of the man on the corner who is on easy touch for everyone else in the block. Latest evidence is a Commerce Dc- morc careful in order to get it. ' This would also create an Interest Ing pastime for people who have artment bulletin from Argentina an- ouncing the government there prac- icall; stopped imports from the U. ;. during the first two weeks of Janary. The blow was disguised, but ot softened, by high official phrases, ·*' The Argentine "exchange control fficc" merely "suspended applications for permits for dollar exchange" -a nice way of saying they refused o let their Importers buy dollars o purchase American goods. The ·ejections, says the Commerce Department, were made in "wholesale" ots, affecting many lines of Amor- can gooods including "foodstuffs, vearing apparel, tobacco, textiles, icwelry, siwrtins goods, watches." !Date of report, January 14.) The Argentine government refused o allow her citizens to buy U. S. products because the U. S. had bought nsufflc'snt ·* i/ducts from the Argcn- ,inj. She had adopted a bl-latcral ;rade balancing program which takes no notice of neighbors, good or otherwise. She is giving Britain and Ger- . manv our trade there, because those two nations buy more from her--a good selfish reason, in her opinion, no doubt. The commerce man reported specifically t' at Britain was getting most ot the exchange, while Japan and Italy were suffering along with the U. S. Consequently American officials, even in trie State Department, may L on stop kidding themselves about the charm' friendliness of our neighbors on the south side of the tracks and may try to work out a more practical method of common understanding. length of time, after which the driver spare time and don't know what tc would be promoted or demoted in do with it. They could watch thes flags as they pass and discuss tn merits or demerits of the drivers. RALPH KESSLER accordance with his conduct during that period. He would get a flag of different color to fit his new character. Most drivers would desire a good rating, and would probably be Connellsvllle, Pa, January 18, 1039. If the Argentine situation docs not force it, the Mexican will. Those very nice people next door, whose monetary sjstem is still being supported by our silver policy, have lately been reported (in Government channels) to be working out the fol- . Continued on Page Fourteen. The State Legislate c Directory howmg n list of members has Mr. Velsh listed incorrectly as a coal iperator. His occupation had been inspector. In the seating arrangements, Mr. Welsh has No. 114 while No. 206, 207 and 208 (the last three in the House) are occupied by John J. Burns, John Rider and Burton E. Tarr, other Fayettc assemblymen. No. 1 seat is occupied by Jacob B. Schrock of Somerset county. His fellow member, Ellis C. Boose, has No 3. OFF THE KEY VOCALIST I've oltcn wondered as the sons of cardinals I've heard Why It I: not the tome with man as 'tit ·with singing bird? All cardinals ucar the sclf-'ame coat and have the scarlet wing. But what emphatically I note, nil cardinals can ring Endowed alike wtth certain gifts arc alt the fethcred clan. But things are very diflercnt with the creature known as man Some men can sing in baritone and !ome in rumbling bass, But some, like me, arc born to be nuisance 'round the place. Some men can take the teuor parts, and some arc doomed like me To go through life with voices loud but nc\cr on the key. And this I wonder, what It Is--what difference great or small-Which gives the art of sonc to some and others none at all. When I was but a boy in school the singing teacher said* "We'll let the others sing the songs, jou clean the boards instead" When I burst forth In hymns of praise In church the people eta-e. As If some burro from the fields unseen had entered there And jet so fond of song a-n I It seems a curious, thine If one man ha: the gift o,' sonc "Ahy all men cannot sine "Times have sure been tough but my dad has been able to take care of me," a 65-year-old man told a State Employment Service invcstlga- ,or in Indiana who was asking him how have you lived the past six years with so little employment?" The investigator learned that the man's father was 90. The old maxim, "let George do it" seems to have given way to "let the old man keep ric " A group of Australian women would like to see the Duchess of Kent set a new fashion by wearing woolen stock.ngs when she goes to Australia next year. By setting such a fad she would help boost the country's most impoitant Industry. It is urged that in winter the women of Australia wear wool instead of silk and have the stockings in patterns similar to men's golf stockings. Stray Thoughts By S M. DcHUFF And another birthday greeting (I just must expose it) bearing the picture of the most unusual dog, and these words: "Wlsh / you .ind yours many more happy and prosperous years: keep Stray Thoughts on the 'go,' They may be criticized, maligned, ignored, but then we also may fool some all the time and some part of the time, but the do more good than harm and are looked for\v ard to by many. Whether we agree on New Deal or no, keep a»ter it and others. What is wrong with lightless Arch and Crawford avenue intersection, Grandvicw avenue, red dog Race street, etc?" Is Dr. Gallup trying to stir up domestic trouble in showing Mrs. Roosevelt to be more popular than her husband? Evidently retirement fiom the company's service is not going to keep C. R. (Petic) Graft out of touch with B. O. passenger trains for he shows me a time table dated April 1, 1894, which in turn shows eight of these first- class trains being operated each way every 24 hours between Connellsville Uuiontown and Fairmont. And more to make me envious, than anything else, doesn't another fellow hand me a newspaper clipping showing one oi those lousy - \v ith - money India maharajahs with a steilmg silver miniature railroad tram which encircles his dining table and serves cigarcts to his guesjs. Let s go to press. 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