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Monday, January 10, 1938
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LAST E DITION PRICE 2 The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. VOL. 36, NO. 56. Tho Weekly Courier. Founded July In, 1879. Tho Dolly Courier. Founded November 10. 1902. Merced. July 18. 1X3 CONNEbLSVILUE, PA., MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 10, 193S. TEN PAGES. THREE DEATHS BOOST MOTOR TOLL TO FIVE New Year Already Has Heavy Record in Fayette County. Imperial Conference Expected to Vote-for War Until China Falls By United Press. TOKYO, Jan. 10.--An imperial conference, the first since Japan dc- clard war on Germany in 1914, was expected tomorrow to vote relentless continuation of the war against China until the regime of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek is destroyed. TWO VICTIMS , _ _ ^ ,,, PEDESTRIANS State G. 0. P. Office Holders Facing Purge Three persons lost their lives in highway tragedies in Fayette county over the week-end, increasing the total for 1938 to five. Two were pedestrians and tho third died after a two-car crash. Harry Fisher, 35, of Layton, died Sunday morning in Chorleroi-Mon- esscn Hospital of injuries suffered Saturday night when struck by a car reportedly driven by John Tisot, Jr., 18, of Perryopolis, near Perry Township High School. Struck by an automobile while he was walking on Route 119 near Sylvan Heights Cemetery at 8:15 o'clock Sunday night, John Klebek, 55, of Evans Manor, was killed almost instantly. He died enroutc to Uniontown Hospital. Nicholas Easton Jackson, 31, of Old Frame, died at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon in Uniontown Hospital of Injuries sustained two and a half hours before when his car wrecked on the Fairchance road. Fisher was walking toward the right side of the approaching car, according to the State Motor Police, and suddenly started to cross the highway. The driver said he swerved the car to the right to keep from striking the pedestrian but was unable to do so and the right front fender hit the victim. Tisot and his brother, Francis, 19, riding with him, carried Fisher to the office of a Perryopolis doctor who examined the man and ordered him to tho hospital. He suffered a fractured skull and other injuries and dlcd-without regaining consciousness. Fisher is survived by a sister, Mrs. Philip McClcnahan, with whom he made his .home at Layton. There are also fTvc brothers. He was employed in the brick yard at L'ayton. The funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 oclock at the Layton Methodist Episcopal Church. Interment will be in Bryan Cemetery In charge of the undertaking firm of Ira Blair and Sons of Perryopolis. State Motor Police said John Bezak of Mount Braddock was the driver of the car that ran , down Klebek. According to reports, the Evans Manor man walked into tho path of Bezak's light coupe. The body was hurled to the side of the road. Death was caused by a crushed chest and head. The legs were also fractured. A son, John, Jr.,~identified the body~at~a~Uhion- town undertaking establishment, Bezak told officers he saw the man facing the road as his car approached, going in the direction of Connellsville, and thinking he hitch-hiker, did not prepare to stop. He said, officers reported, that as his car came to where the man- was standing, Klebek Jumped directly in front of the machine, the right headlight being broken off, the fender and hood of the motor dented, and the windshield broken in the collision. ' Jackson and a neighbor, William Burner, 18, also of Old Frame, were riding in the former's car enroute to Fairchance when the crash'occurred State Motor Police said Jackson apparently tried to pass a car going in the same direction and driven by M T. Balling of Uniontown. The two cars wt the time were close together and the one in the rear started to pass. Approach of another machine from the opposite direction made Jackson swerve sharply to the right and in doing so he failed to got behind the front vehicle. Tho bumper of the Jackson car hooked the rear of the Balling machine and Jackson's auto tumbled to the side of the highway. As it overturned the driver was thrown to the road, the machine falling on him. The other driver was held in the wreckage, soffcring a laceration of the right ankle. By JAMES SHEPLEY United Press Staff Correspondent. HARRISBURG. Jan. 10. -- The Earle Administration called on its Bounty leaders today for a comprc- icnsive list of registered Republicans lolding State jobs, with the prospect »f a wholesale purge of employes vho shc..v indications of "disloyalty." Orders to county leaders from Governor George H. Earle for dc- ailcd information on all State job- loldcrs, enrolled as Republican voters, resulted from the politically embarrassing charges of Relief Administrators Karl dc Schweinitz and Toward L. Russell that Earle had 'opened the door for politics in rc- ief." The blanket decree was issued dur- .ng a conference of Administration leaders called to consider the attack by Deputy Assistance Secretary Russell in an address to a Harrisburg church congregation. Russell was dismissed summarily for "disloyalty and insubordination." Heatedly the Governor called for the list of Republicans on the State payroll after he was informed by an adviser: "They aren't the only ones. There arc lots more around here." 'Who are they?" Earle was reported to have demanded and then directed the request be passed on to the county leaders. The orders met with instantaneous action on the part of most county .eadcrs, who have grown more and more outspoken in the!:- complaints against patronage dispensation at the Capital. Drunken Drivers Find Judge Boose "Cracking Down' SOMERSET, Jan. 10.--In a "crackdown" on drunken drivers, Judge Norman T. Boose today assessed fines of $200 and costs and sentenced six to serve six months in the county jail. The defendants who were flnec and given the Jail terms were Victor Bargcr, Rockwood; Paul Hustin and Paul Gcrlctz, Somerset; Abe Durst Jenncrs; James A. Williamson Greene county and John Zabruckl of Windbor. Just Off the Wire *·* IIARKISBURG, Jan. 10.--Governor George If. Earle announce! todaj lie has Invited John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine SVorkers o America and Committee for Industrial Organization head, to attend a conference Tuesday, January 18, for discussion of "ways and means of ending the ehaoi in the anthracite industry." .Doesn't Like License Plate Father Cox Faces Charges of Fraud In "Garden Stakes' PITTSBURGH, Jan. 10.--The office of United States District Attorney Charles F. Uhl today prepared to prosecute "to the limit" Father James R. Cox and his associates in the promotion of the "garden stakes." Uhl said his investigators would check published reports that some of the winners of the contest's prizes were relatives of one of the promoters. Father Cox, pastor of St. Patrick's Roman- Catholic Church, who has been charged with operating a lottery and using the mails to defraud, will be given a preliminary hearing within 10 days, Uhl said. B. J. Clifford of Cleveland, alleged to have been the chief promoter, also faces a preliminary hearing with Father Cox. ' George Cochran Again President Perryopolis Bank George G. Cochran of Dawson was reclected president of the First National Bank of Perryopolis at the annual reorganization meeting Saturday. Howard Adams was again named first vice-president and cashier. Jacob H. Shcrrard was chosen vice- president, succeeding the late Martin E. Strawn. J. Boyd Knox was re- clected assistant cashier and Randolph W. Echard bookkeeper. The board of directors chosen includes Mr. Cochran, Mr. Adams, Mr. Sherrard, O. P. Pore and Joseph A. Kalman. NUMBERS BARON ' HOSPITALIZED; IN ROOM 200 UNIONTOWN, Jan. 10.--Ted Genovcse, confessed head of the numbers racket here, taken to Uniontown Hospital today for a three- day observation, was consigned to Room No. 200 with all expenses of the treatment and accommodations to be paid by himself. The court Saturday granted permission tor his removal there. It is believed Genovese is suffering from stomach ulcers. He was accompanied to the hospital by a deputy sheriff who returns him to the county jail each night. Treatment and observation are not to cove three days. Genovese was sentenced to serve two yrars in the workhouse and fined $2,500 on the numbers charge. Martin McBohin, of White Plains, N. Y., didn't like the legend, "New York World'n Fair 1039" -which appears on the New York State license plates for 1038, to he taped out tho offending ad for the fair. Ho -was arrested and charged with obscuring liccnBO plates. McBohin claims he Has solo right to decide what his car will advertise, and will dcfond his right, even carrying the fight to the Supreme Court il necessary. (Central Prtet) Son Born to Lees. A son was born at 3:22 o'clock Sunday morning at Connellsville State Hospital to Mr. and Mrs Clarence Lee of Hyndmnn -trect South ConnclKvillc. President Requests Airplanes Now, Not More Naval Strength ROOSEVELT HINTS WOMAN MAY Pinchot Asks Third Term As Governor By United Press. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 10.--Gifford Pinchot hit the campaign trail ngaln today, announcing his candidacy for a thiid term as Pennsylvania's governor. He will seek the Republican nomination in May. Pinchot pledged himself to these eight objectives if nominated and elected: 1. Reduce the burden of taxation and governmental cost. 2. Clean up "the mess at Harrisburg." 3. Encourage business. 4. Promote employment. 5. Relieve the needy. 6. Build more good roads. 7. Recognize young voters* 8. Advance the interests of the farmers, the workers and all the people. Pinchot, hale and hearty at 72, called newspapermen to his hotel suite to announce that "my hat is in the ring.". "No individual, organization, group or faction put me in, and none can take me out," he said. He called for support of all Republicans, contending "this is no time for division within our ranks." Only one other man--Robert E. Pattison--ever served two terms as governor. Pinchot was elected in 1922 and 1930, having won the G. O. P. nomination in both instances in bitter primary fights. He never had support of the regular Republican Betty Weakland Begins Revival Here on Sunday Betty Weakland, noted girl preach- from Cleveland, will open an evangelistic campaign in the First dethodist Protestant and the First Baptist churches next Sunday. Although young in age Miss organization today. and does not have il (Copyright, 1938, by United Press.) WASHINGTON, Jan. 10.--President Roosevelt will ask Congress in special message on national defense this week to approve a huge aircraft building program and construction of more submarines md destroyers instead of more battleships, it was learned today. Congressional leaders estimated the cost of the program will add between $100,000,000 and $200,000,000 to Mr. Roosevelt's billion dollar defense budget. The bulk of the increase will be spent on Improving the Navy's air and underseas forces and strengthening the light surface fleet. The President, in his budget message Inbt week, recommended construction of two supcr-drcadnaughts in addition to two on the ways now. In tentatively abandoning plans for Continued on Page Six. FIVE-YEAR-OLD BOY DIES FROM TOO MUCH LIQUOR C.I. Engard Named Welfare Secretary By United Press. HARRISBUItG, Jan. JO.--Governor George H. Earle today appointed Charles I. Engard, Philadelphia, as Secretary of Welfare, succccdinf Arthur W. Howe, Jr., who was namec Public Assistance Secretary last week n place of Karl do Schwenitz, resigned. Engard, former State American Legion commander, will resign as deputy secretary of banking in charge of closed banks to accept the $10,000 year cabinet post. He will be sworn in tomorrow. By United PreM, QUEBEC, Jan. 10.--They used to think it was fun to give 5-ycar-old Henry Gauthier of Jonquieres, a "wee nip" from his father's bottle. But the fun was all over today and the youngster was dead, victim--unbelievable as it sounds--of the drink habit. It had gotten to the point where Henry had to have his little nip every night before he would go to bed. He had it Thursday night, but he craved more and when the family was asleep, Henry slipped quietly out of bed to the cupboard where the bottle stood, raised it to his lips and drained every last drop of the approximately five ounces it contained. Morning came and they found Henry dead. The quantity of alcohol was too much for his system. C o u r t to Hear Ousted Teacher Case Wednesday Special to Tho Courier. UNIONTOWN, Jan. 10.--Instead of sensational testimony expected today in the case attending the dismissal of Mr.s. Gertrude Sauers Swink of Broad Ford as a teacher in Upper Tyrone township, opposing atlorneys agreed on a "statement of facts" and asked that a dale be bet for arguments. Harry W. Byrne, attorney for the school board, and C. W. Martin, counsel'for Mrs. Swink, have virtually agreed on 10 points at issue. If controversy arises over any of these points then witnesses may be called at a later date. Since her dismissal last December, Mrs. Swink has continued to report daily at the Diy Hill school, a mile from her home. Each lime she has been told that a substitute teacher is in charge. Pay probably will be demanded for each day since she was dismissed. Mrs. Swink signed her contract under her married name in July, became a mother in October after being granted a leave of absence in September, and was discharged December 1. Judge Cottom set Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock as fhe time for Uie hearing. Westmoreland Men Held After Raids By United Press. GREENSBURG, Jan. 10.--Two men arrested by Westmoreland county detectives in raids on alleged gambling places, were to be given hearings today on charges of gambling. The defendants were Thomas Whitfield, arrested in a raid in Oi-eensburc. and F-lia* Farmh of Ml. Plcnpant Police Stage Hunt For Treasurer and Missing Union Fund Special to The Courier. UNIONTOWN, Jan. 10.--Slate and county police arc searching for Stove Kcrmes, ticasurer ol Allison Local, United Mine Workers, charged with embezzlement ol funds belonging to the union. Kcrmes has been missing from his Allison No. 2 home since December 31 with $1,138.39 ot the local's funds, it was* charged in a warrant issued for his arrest. His wife and eight children have been unable to shed any light as lo his whereabouts. Speeding on State Highways Lessened By United Press. HARRISBURG, Jan. 10 Setting up of the 13 speeders' courts, which will carry out Governor George H Earlc's order that every driver" violating tho 50-mile speed limit forfci' his license for 90 days, was delayed today. The courts will not be put into operation,' the safety bureau announced, until citation forms have been completed. The courts were to open this morning. Meantime police odlciiils rcportec that the Governor's drastic order tha the 50-mile speed limit be enforced on penalty of loss of licenses virtually had eliminated speeding on mosl State highways over the week-end. The Weather Light snow tonight and Tuesday probably changing to rain Tuesday slowly rising temperatures is the noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Record. 1338 1937 Maximum 45 5fi Minimum 13 36 Moan 2H -IB China Attitude On Secret Peace Angers Japanese By United Pros*. TOKYO, Jan. 10.--Angered China's attitude toward a secret peace proposal, the Japanese governmen may recall its ambassador to China and recognize its own "prgvisiona government" at Pciping, it was un dcrstood today. Approval of the plan would mean that the government coincidcntly ha determined to continue its war ir China, at whatever cost, until re Distance had been completely crushei and the present Chinese governmen overthrown. The government is again consid cring the possibility of installing Em pcror Kang Teh, of ; the Japanese- fostered state of Manchuquo, on the joint throne of Manchukuo and northern China, it was reported. There was an alternative proposal to make the emperor's brother, Lieutenant Pu Chich, emperor of northern China, purporting to rule all the territory of China now under Japanse domination. COURT Discusses Possible Reaction With White House Visitor. Weakland has 15 years of preaching to her credit. She has crossed the continent four times and has traveled from Canada into Mexico proclaiming the gospel. She holds the world's record for preaching in more churches than anyone in the history of the church at her age and has had the privilege of speaking in the churches o£ 25 different denominations. During her ministry the youthful preacher has addressed more than 6,000,000 persons exclusive of her radio audiences. The following committees have been appointed to function in the preliminary organization work as well as during the series of meetings: Music--Mrs. O. R. Martz, Mrs Marian Snydcr, Mrs. W. T. Smith and Mrs. S. B. Dull. Delegation--R. Boyd, chairman S. T. Benford, Joseph Evans and Mrs. L. K. Kmgan. Visitation--Thomas Dcnccn, chairman; Mary Parkhill, Lulu Bailey anc P. W. Dragoo. Personal Work--Rev. J. S. Brownlee, Rev. A. R. Mansbcrger and Miss Mary Parkhill. Ushers--William Shaw and Smith Grimm. Miss Weakland is scheduled to preach each evening at 7:30 o'clock including Mondays and Saturdays The meetings will be held in thi First Methodist Protestant Church the first week and the First Baptis Church the last week. Special music will be a feature o each service. In addition to preach ing nightly, Miss Weakland will sing some o£ her unique Gospel solos from time to time. She will also be as sisted by members of her party a well as local talent. The meetings have been designed to be entirely interdenominational in character and everyone is invited t attend. Administration Bottles Anti-War Bill in Committee WASHINGTON, Jan. 10.--Administration forces today blocked an effort to force the Ludlow war referendum to the floor of the House and bottled the controversial measure in committee for the remainder of the congressional session. The vote was 209 to 188. Gun Accident Victim. UIONTOWN, Jan. 10,--William Honsaker, 15, high school student, shot himself in the calf of his left leg Saturday afternoon as he started out to shool sparrows in the woods near his home at New Salem. As he passed through the kitchen door, the .22 calibre rifle was accidentally dls- chirfed. He was taken to the hospital. E. B. Zimmerman In Hospital. E. B. Zimmerman of 810 South Pittsburg street, head of the E. B. Region Has Below Zero Temperature; 12 Degrees Here The riercury today rode the frcez ing m u t k after swinging below zcn for th/* first time this year over th week-end. While Connellsville had an offlcia low of 13 above for Sunday morn ing," Indian turned in a readin of two below. Other mountain dis tricts also had subzero temperatures At 11 o'clock this morning th mercury registered a 32--freezing-but the wc.ithcr man predicted slow ly rising temperatures for tomorrow adding that light snow would prob ably change to rain. OPEN HOUSE AT Y. M. C. A. DURING .WEEK The Y. M. C. A. will conduct a "open ( house" this week for all boy and young men of this city who wi, to participate in various activities. Basketball and volleyball will b played at the, gymnasium and acccs to the ping-pong and pool tables i the club rooms will be granted. Harry Witt, assistant Y. M. C. A secretary, will be in charge of th activities and anyone wishing to :ic quire a membership is requested t ask him of the plan by which it ma be secured in an easy manner. Following is the schedule for tl week: Tuesday, 4:15 to 6 P. M., 12 to 1 years. Thursday, 4:15 to 6 P. M., 14 to 1 years. Friday, 7 lo 0 P. M., 17 to 19 year to Connellsville State Hospital at noon Sunday for obj-rrvation nnd ti rntmf nt. Phalanx Members to Dine. Tiie regular meeting of the Alph chapter of the Phalanx Fraternit Zimmerman Company, was removed will be held tonight at 6:30 o'clocl A dinner will be served in th Phalanx club rooms at th** Y. N C. A. LORENCE ALLEN'S NAME MENTIONED By JOE ALEX MORRIS United Press Stafl Correspondent. (Copyright 1938 by United Press.) WASHINGTON, Jan. 10.--White :ouse visitors disclosed today that resident Roosevelt is considering advisability of appointing a /oman to the Supreme Court to suc- ecd Associate Justice George Suther- and. The callers emphasized that the mere fact Mr. Roosevelt had dis- ussed the wisdom of such a prece- cnt-shattering nomination could not ecessarily be taken as an indication hat he intended to appoint a woman the high bench after Sutherland etires January 18. In tact, the President's conversa- ion was described as giving the im- Tcssion that Solicitor General Staney Reed was the leading candidate or the post, with Governor Frank ilurphy of Michigan, and Frank R. dcNinch, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, coming n for strong consideration. Mr. Roosevelt's discussion. pf the possibility of naming a woman jus- ice--the name of United States Circuit Judge Florence E. Allen of Cleveland, Ohio, was mentioned-vas cited to illustrate the way in vhich the President is approaching he problem of filling the vacancy soon to occur. The impression was given that Senator Sherman Minton, Democrat, Ind., and Assistant Attorney General Robert H. Jackson, both o£ whom have been prominently men- ioned, would probably be considered too valuable to the Administration in other fields to permit the nomination of cither. Furthermore, Mr. Roosevelt was described as determined to give the most searching scrutiny to the background o£ the person nominated in order to avoid repetition of. the controversy arising from disclosure that first nominee, Associate Justice Hugo L. Black, had been a member of the Ku Klux Klan. In that connection, the Senate also has given strong warning that the appointee, regardless of station, will be thoroughly investigated by the Judiciary Committee which did not question Black prior to confirmation. Mr. Roosevelt asked one visitor with whom he discussed the problem whether he thought it would be wise !o nominate a woman. Without waiting for his guest to reply, the President went on to recall'that he had appointed the first woman Cabinet member, Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins. He also discussed what he believed would be the reaction to appointment of a woman to the court, indicating belief that it would be favorable generally and particularly pleasing to the women of the Nation. Tlie name of Judge Allen, who was appointed to the circuit bench in 1934 by Mr. Roosevelt, was mentioned in pabsing. Twice already during her legal career "Judge Allen has 'been the first woman to hold judgeships. She was the first of her sex ever to be elected to the Ohio State Supreme Court and is the only woman that has ev ? been appointed 'to the Federal circuit court. When President Roosevelt was called upon to fill a vacancy on the Sixth U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals in March, 1934, he selected Miss Allen and she became ,the first woman to sit on -i Federal bench. She wrote the court's decision upholding Ohio's minimum wage law for women and children. Recently, Miss Allen has been sitting as head of a three-judge .Federal tribunal hearing a suit challenging the constitutionality of the Tennessee Valley Authority act, one of the pillars of the New Deal. Miss Allen has defended vigorously the entrance of women into the business and professional world, and has contended that the American home has not suffered thereby. "I think in certain ways women have changed Ameri:an politics for the better, particularly in their participation in juries," she once said. "You can hardly judge women's effect on politics merely from the action of individual women office holders. We don't judge men's effect on politics in such a manner. And it will take a long time for women's effect to register so that we "may properly appraise it: "But the constantly filtering into the home of information about government through mothers now as well as fathers, is making itself felt." CARDOZO SHOWS IMPROVEMENT WASHINGTON, Jan. 10--Supreme Cqmt Justice Benjamin N. Cordozo, stricken a month ago with a severe case of shingles, showed slight improvement today after several "alarming" heart attacks. His physician, !0r. John Paul Earnest, announced after consultation with New York and Washington heart specialists that the famed liberal justice must bo kepi ab[olutcly quiet for "some lime."

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