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January 21, 1939

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 1

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LAST E DIT1ON PRICE 2 The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. VOL. 37, XO. GO. The Weekly Courier. Founded July 17. 1879. Tho Daily Coucicr. founded November 10. I Mcrscd I July 13. 10 CONNELLSVILLE, PA., SATURDAY KVKNING, JANUARY 21, 1939. TEN" PAGES. F I R E M E N ' S MEMORIAL TOMORROW Annual Service Will Be Held at United Brethren Church. REV. SCHULTZ WILL PREACH The annual memorial services ol Connellsville and South Connellsville firemen will be held Sunday night. Members of the New Haven Hose Company and the Firemen's Band will go to the First United Brethren Church in Lincoln avenue for the service to be in charge of Rev. Elmer A. Schultz, pastor. Rev. Schultz will preach the sermon. Special music will be furnished by Kiferle's Orchestra and the Firemen's Quartet. Members ot the company ana band will meet at 7 o'clock at the fire station, dressed in their uniforms. They will attend the memorial service in a body. South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Department's service will be held in the Evangelical Church with Rev. E. I. Mankamycr, pastor, preaching the sermon. Suspended Union Members Suspend President Martin DETROIT, Jan. 21.--Fifteen suspended memocrs of the executive board of the United Automobile Workers union "suspended" President Homer Martin today and ordered him to stand trial. The action seemed to complete the division of the leadership of the hugi union, which has 350,000 members nnj contracts with every automobile manufacturer except Henry Ford, into two factions. Martin ycitcrday suspended the 15 board members. They retaliated by impeaching him and ordering him to stand trial before them. The impeachment was based on Martin's action of suspending the board members. They claimed they were acting in accordance with the union's constitution. They ignored Martin's suspension order. By the union's constitution, the dispute will be settled by the membership at a special convention. Before the 15 members were suspended, the board of 24 men called a special convention for March 20 in Cleveland. Martin was preparing to call n special crnvention for the same date in Detroit. There will be a question of which convention is the legal one. The union is an afflliato of the Congress ot Industrial Organizations. The 15 board members in their impeachment proceedings made eight charges against Martin. Fairview Avenue Improvement Will Be Carried Out City Council proposed that work on improvement of East Fairview avenue will not be halted until the entire project has with WPA labor. been completed Bids are being asked for the purchase of approximately 200,000 paving brick that will be used on Fairview avenue and other city streets, Scaled proposals will be opened when Council meets Monday night February 13. Council had hoped that some of the old bricks from the Fairview thoroughfare could be used but they were found to be in bad condition and it was decided not to attempt any widespread building program with it. This for a time threatened to stop the project but it was felt the nature of thc work was such that i warrants thc expenditure now contemplated. Plane Would Give United States Formidable Fleet Gets Millions From Ruppert STUDENT HAS LEG REMOVED AFTER CRASH Uclcn Wnlhropc Wcyant To Helen Winthropc Weyant. a comparatively unknown young chorus girl, the late Colonel Jacob Ruppert, multimillionaire brewer and owner of the New York Yankees, loft one-third ot his fortune variously estimated nt between $30,000,000 to $70,000,000. Mlw. Wcyant was described as n very "dear friend" of the late brewer. The remaining two-thirds goes to two nieces. The will provided for a $300,000 immediate bequest to Miss Weyant. GIRL WHO INHERITED MUCH FROM RUPPERT "SURPRISED' S e v e r a l Earle Appointees To Get Axe Monday HARRISBURG, Jan. 21.--Governor Arthur II. James' 14 Cabinet officers were applying the ax to necks ot the smaller fry among thc appointees of the preceding Democratic Administration today while their chief drafted orders removing three Earle-.ippointed officials drawing $20,000 a year. The dismissal orders, to be announced Monday, will icmove also former Governor George H. Earle's appointee to the General State Authority--State Senator George Kunk- cl, D., Dauphin--on the basis of a forthcoming Justice Department opinion expected to pave thc way for shifting from Democratic to Republican political control of the Authority, sponsor of a $65,000,000 institutional improvement program nearing completion. James said he would issue orders removing Kunkel, who received no salary on the State Authority, and these Eaiie-appointcd commissioners: Leo A. Crossen, Scranton, chairman of thc State Liquor Control Board, $10.000 a year. John L. Sullivan, Media, public utility commissioner, $10,000 a yenr. Edward U. Jones, vice-chairman of the Democratic State Committee, as a member of the Turnpike Commission at $0,000 a year. Charlcrol Levy Same. Charlcroi's tax levy for 1939 was continued at 20 mills, the same as in 1028, after council had fixed its budget at $122,594.87. Hospital Patient. James Tinkey of Champion has been admitted to Conncllsville State Hospital for treatment. Hitler Strikes Out Again At Reichsbank, Dismissing Two More High Ranking Officials By United Press. BERLIN, Jan. 21.--Adolf Hitler, .'ollowing up his dismissal of Dr. Hjalmar Schacht as president of the Reichsbank, today removed Dr. Kricdrich Dreyse from the bank's v ice-presidency and Dr. Ernst Huclse ftom his place on thc bank's directorate. It was the second blow in two days to the orthodox oanking clement in the Nazi reich. --had been forecast as thc sequel to the dismissal of Schacht and iis replacement by Walthcr Funk, vrtcran Nazi and economics minister. In Dreyse's plnce ns vice-pi evident of thc Reichsbank, Funk named Rudolf Brinckimm, who had served fo: several months iu, sccrcUry of -tatc in his economics ministry. As Hitler took his new blow at conservative banking propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Gocbbek lathed By JOSEPH L. MYLER United Press Staft Correspondent. NEW YORK. Jan. 21.--Helen Win- Ihrope Weyant, 37, slender, brown- taircd former chorus girl, who inherited a third o£ the 570,000,000 estate of Colonel Jacob Ruppert, said today that she was "surprised and "frightened." She said she had met the brewei, reul ebtate operator and owner ot the New York Yankees 14 years ago-when she was 23 and he was 57--four years befoxe bhe appeared under the name Wmthrope Wayne in the choius of "The Merry Malonics," and as a minor player in "Three Cheers." She htid been a guest at Ruppcrt'b country place ut Garrison, N. Y., many times and had kept company with him on many occasions but had never gone to baseball games with him and regnided him ab "a friend of the family," she sind. Her mother said Ruppert had been "a very old friend of the family." The last time the daughter saw him was the day before he died last week, and she had no idea then that ihe was a beneficiary in his will, she said. The will, filed for probate yesterday, named her us principal heiress. She was to jeceivc $300,000 outright, and share equally in the remainder ot the estate with Ruppert's two nieces, Mrs. Joseph Holjcran and Mrs. J. Basil Maguire, both ot Greenwich, Conn. By United Press. CHICAGO, Jan. 21.--George Meyercordc, Chicago manufacturer, revealed today details of a new 'plastic" material which makes possible the speedy mass production of streamlined airplanes--an achievement which may give the United States one ot the most formidable air fleets in thc world. He said the material, known as "duramold" was developed by his firm,, the Haskelite Company, the Clark Aircraft Company, Hagerstown, Md., and the Bakelitc Corporation, New York. He said a ship of the new material already had been built and had passed its tests. "Thc Clark Company," he saidj "could go into mass production in a ' week. Interest ot the Army and Navy in Die development prohibits a detailed description of the process through which the material was developed and thc plan built, but its principle hinges on thc use of dies in hich one complete section of thc fuselage or wing can be cast at once." The material used, he said, con- fisted of many strips of wood ot long grain impregnated with bakehte synthetics. The result was a water proof structure lighter than aluminum yet of tremendous strength. Thc fuselage, he said, is cast in two parts. After they arc taken from thc dies, thc parts are glued logetncr and reinforced with sp.irs glued on thc inside. "If you can picture it that way," he said, "it is much the some ns. building thc two halves of n canoe." He said a 1 * many as 10 airplanes n day could be built from a single set of dies. A fuselage can be turned out ir. two hours. "Manufacture of other planes," he «aic*, "takes anywhere ftorn a month to several months, depending on the size of thc piano. There is no limit to thc size of the r-hip that can be built with the plastic process." He said it eliminated rivets in wings and fuselage mid provides :is much :is 35 extra miles per hour by perfect streamlining. He said Colonel V. E. Claik, heiitl of the Ciark Company nnd former commander of Wright Field at Dayton, Ohio, came to him a year nnd a half ago regarding construction of the airplane, which Ciark had de- Ewing Upton, Dunbar Township Freshman, Victim of Collision. SCHOOL BUS HITS TRUCK Ewing Upton, 15 years old, son ot Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Upton of Summit, Dunbar township, had his right leg amputated above the knee at Conncllsvillc State Hospital Friday evening nfter jn unusual motor I vehicle accident nt Lciscnrlng No. 1 j Plan to Unite Forces Behind Move For New Structure Counsel Sues For Fees As Aflermafh Of Evolution Trial WAYNESBURG, Jan. 21.--Greene county's "evolution trial" had an Attorney suit for $300 counsel fees against Mrs. Laura aftermath today when James E. Isherwood filed several hours before, Ewing, a freshman at Isherwood repicsented Mrs. Mor- Dunbar i ris ' who'fought in court her dismis- Township High School and a newsboy for Pittsburgh and Uniontown papers, was climbing into the rear of Isal as a teacher by the Whitely I Townbhip School District on charges i of incompetency because she al- who delivers the papers to that community, when it was struck by a township school bus pulling to a stop to get a load of children on their way home from classes. Ewing and another boy jumped into the light truck to get a lift home. Swing's right leg was being drawn | up over thc rear gate as the bus* \ radiator caught it and crushed the ; limb so bjdly that it had to be ampu- i tiled. i Complete particulars were not obtained as the State Motor Police and township ichool authorities started investigations. It was said, however, that the light delivery truck had j pnssed the school bus and made a tion to her pupils in her or school. Mrs. Morris agreed 'jo resign after the board withdrew it;: charges. J | Vote on Hopkins' Confirmation Likely Next Week By ALLEN* C. DIBBLE United States Stan" Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.--Limita- stop and that the bus skidded on the i tion of debate in the Senate assured snow-covered highway in attempting I Administration leaders today of a final vote early next week on the confirmation of Harry L. Hopkins to to halt. It was said that a second later Ewing would have been safe and a second iccncr his body might bo Secietary °t Commerce have been crushed. Several months ago Ewing had i--uf- , fcred a tinctured skull but wouldn't I bu . 1 °" cc i " ul '« " ol morc " ian 30 Recessed until Monday, the Senate to allow each senator to speak . miss classes because he had compiled I mmu / 05 TM',?" ' an enviable perfect attendance re- i i c TM??^,. Sl 5L d , Cl .'i' cord, his mother s*.Id. Sh(* provided thr* first blood for a transfusion, at the Ho*pltnl Friday evening. The boy's condition this morning wm described as "fair." He had passed a "satisfactory" night, Hospital attaches said. signed. "Experiments to develop the material were carried out in the Haskelite and Bakehlc laboratories. A ship was built in the Ciark plant." He said the plane's fuselage shells were so light a boy could lift them and place them on his shoulders. "Their total weight," he said, "is not much over 120 pounds." First disclosure ot the new material was made ycstciday at a congressional hearing by George A. Bakeland, vice-president of the Bnkelite Corporation. "Speedy mass pioduction of airplanes through use of the plastic materials is an established fact," he said. "The new construction methods should prove 20 to 30 times faster than the current means," he said. They would meet the Administration's defense program ot mass airplane production "admirably," he said. Council to Introduce Budget Monday Night City Council will meet in special session Monday evening to introduce the budget for 1939. In troduction of thc proposed estimates of expenditures for thc operation ot the city government during the current year had been deferred while the solons continued their efforts to effect some reductions Jn the figures, hopeful that the _ slashes could enable them to continue the tax levy at its current figure. Adoption oC the budget, however, will not be for some time as thc proposals must remain open for public inspection under the State law. Is Important to City, County and State Because of Location on Two Main Highways; Welsh Promises Aid. EVERSON MILLAGE FIXED AT 22'/2 Everson council has fixed the tax levy for 1939 at 22 1-2 milK The millase is divided as follows: For general purposes, 12; for debt purposes, 4 1-2: for water purposes, three, and tor light pm poses, three. Thoe change-;--and perhaps m o i e | u u t at thc United States Boy Ouster Killed. HOMESTEAD. Jan. 21. -- John Paul Kules, nine, of Munhal! Gardens, was injuicd fatally yesterday when his sled hurtled over an embankment and into a sewer opening. He died in Homestead Hospital from shock and interim] injuries a short time aftei the accident. B. O. Bond Holder Seeks Receivership By United Prra:. NEW YORK, Jan. 21.--Oscar Gctz o£ Chicago, holder of $10,000 in Baltimoie Ohio Railroad bonds, filed suit in U. S. District Court today socking to throw the carrier into receivership. Named as defendants in the action were thc Baltimore Ohio and trustees for authorized bond issues not to exceed $000,000,000, the Central Hanover Bnnk Trust Company., James N. Wallace and George W. Davidson. Getz, complaint, alleging numerous violations of an indenture of trust securing thc bonds, asking that the defendants be restrained from disposing of any securities pledged under the indenture, nnd accounting ot all securities and properties, damages for bondholders, the removal of the trustees, and receivership for thc securities and the railroad. War on Speeders To Be Continued, Adams Indicates HARR1SBUJJG, Jan. 21.--Pennsylvania's "wjr on speeders" will continue under the James Administration. That appeared certain todjy, if the recommendations of Major Lynn G. Adams, Motor Police commisioncr- designnte, with regard to thc 50- milc-an-nour speed limit, arc accepted. Major Adams told the United Press he is and always has been an ardent exponent of enforcement of automobile speed laws as the most practical solution of the State's highway tiairic problems. He said he had recommended to the Earlc Administration at the beginning that it try rigid enforcement ot speed laws as o means ot reducing highway deaths and that the recommendations were not followed at that time. It was not until after Adams' resignation as deputy commissioner of the Motol Police that former Governor George H. Earle issued his instructions that licenses of all drivers violating the SO-mile low be suspended for 00 days. Thc 1938 death toll was 33 per cent lower than that of 1937. minutes when it convenes. Several to speak on thc nomination and thc week-end recess may precipitate more oratory. * Bu' a vote lato Monday was anticipated. Republican and Democratic critics of Hopkins, engaged for two days in a bitter denunciation ot the former Works Progress Administrator and the Roosevelt Administration, con-1 ceded that thc vote would be favor- i able. They cltim a maximum of only 30 votes. Senator Walter F. George, D., Ga., who successfully overcame Adminls- t atio ·. opposition, including a personal speech by President Roosevelt, n last fall's primary, threatened to Ting that campaign into the con- rovcrsy Monday. George announced that he would ·otc against Hopkins' confirmation, ontcnding that Hopkins had man- god relict badly and that he had in- cctcd himielt into political campaigns. Two other senators who were rejected dehpite Administration op- wsition--Senators Guy Mr Gillette, ')., Iowa, and Millard E. Tydings, D., vld,--denounced Hopkins yesterday, but said that they would vote for his confirmation. "One of the last men on earth I'd vant in my Cabinet is Harry Hopkins," Gillette said, -"but the President wants him and has thc right to jave him." Tydingn contended that Hopkins had been guided "in his mistakes by i strong unseen band," and that to vote against his nomination to the Cabinet would be "punishing thc child rather than the parent." South Connellsville Borough Budget Open For Taxpayers' View South Connellsville Council has introduced its 1939 budget which may be inspected by taxpayers at thc home of Secretary Charles E. Weyant in Vine street, South Connellsville, between the hours ot 9 A. M and 9 P. M. The budget must be open for public inspection for a 15-day period before it can be adopted by Council. The Weather "] Cloudy followed by light rain beginning late tonight or Sunday, changing to snow flurries Sunday; warmer tonight and much colder Sunday afternoon, cold wave Sunday night is thc noon wcathei forecast for \Vestcrn Pennsylvania. Temperature Record. 1939 Maximum . - 43 Minimum- Mean 1938 52 34 A3 Ffjc Destroys Chicken House. Fire, believed to have started from an overheated heating system, destroyed a chicken house owned by Gus Bloom of Heservoir Hill, South Connellsville, at 2:30 o'clock thi; morning. South Connellsville firemen prevented spread of flames to the adjoining residence and anothei building. The loss was placed a $370, 70 chickens being cremated. Letters Granted. GREENSBUBG, Jan. 21.--Letters of administration on the estate William P. Hurst, late of Scottdalc were granted to E. L. toner. Th personal citaic ia valued a£ COMMISSIONERS ATTEND SESSION Ways and means of getting a new bridge over the Youghiogheny River in Connellsville were disiusscd Friday afternoon at a meeting a* City Hall. Attending were members of the Merchants Club's bridge ,committce of which Mayor Ira D. Younkin is chairman and who presided over the session. Assemblyman Matthew J. Welsh, City Council, Fayettc county commissioners and others. It was generally agreed there is a real need for a new span but the question of financing such an expenditure proved a tartar inasmuch as the county, which owns the bridge, is financially unable to build one. A program o£ activity that would find the entire community, the county and Western Pennsylvania solidly behind it was suggested and efforts will be concentrated to that end. "The paramount thing is that we need a bridge to replace the one wo have, a bridge that is in a dangerous condition. This is an important bridge because two prominent highways pnss over it and that increases the value of a new span to the traveling public as a whole and not meicly to the citizens of Connellsville," Mayor Younkin said. Assemblyman Welsh promised to lend all of his assistance in whatever way possible and has already introduced a bill in the State Legislature to have the span taken over by -.he Stale. Attending the meeting were Mayor Younkin, Assemblyman Welsh, Councilmcn C. A. Port and B. M. "wartzwelder, County Commissioners John W. Rankin and Arthur llig- nbotham, County Solicitor Clark W. Martin, County Engineer Clark hisholm, City Engineer Joseph E. Hocnshel, President H. O. Keagy of the Merchants Club and Charles F. Donnelly, F.dward Bacr, J. J. Driscoll and M. B. Pryce of the bridge committee »nd City Clerk S. T Benford. Dies sn Witness Stand. CHICAGO, Jan. 21.--Dr. Thomas Hastings. 62, Kenoshp, Wis., physician, collapsed and died while testifying in the trial of a suit by Thomas G. Harvey, 32, of Racine, Wis., for $100,000 from a taxicab company for injuries in :in accident. Boy Freed After Killing Father Who Beat Mother f By United Press. NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 21.--Sidney Badcaux, Jr., 15-year-old third grade student, today -was exonerated o£ killing his father as the man beat thc boy's middle-aged mother. Assistant District Attorney Rudolph Becker, Jr., announced that the death was Justifiable homicide. He returned his report after hearing ol'the ill treatment that Badeaux, 42-year-old moss picker had given his family for years. Young Badeaux was awakened yesterday by the screams o£ his mother. Her husband was hitting her, as was his custom when he came home late. The youth found a shotgun, fired it into his father's chest and then surrendered to police. JUDGE DUMBAULD ORDERS ARRESTS, RACKETS PROBE AFTER BETTERS "TALKS" Special to Thtt Courier. UNIONTOWN, Jan. 21.--Informa- tions were to be made this afternoon against three alleged numbers racketeers after Judge H. S. Dumbauld had ordered them as a result of developments during the parole hearing of George Betters, Connellsville numbei's baron, Friday. Lottery law violations and conspiracy will be charged against Steve Samonas, reputed head of the Stcub- cnvillc numbers pool; Tony TJeCarlo, Republic, alleged erstwhile head of thc Fairchance pool now merged with Steubenville, and Duke Davis, said to be'"legman" for the rackets. The^court ordered rules on Constable Peter Medved of Masontown and Nick Madorc of Dunbar to show cause why their offices should not be declared vacant. Madore, it is said, had resigned his post last October and is now employed in the Pittsburgh district; The court struck at thc heart of alleged graft and corruption said to exist in official and racket circles in pdjDg do.ffA feisjordcr alter; fie.t- tcrs had "talked" in an attempt to escape further incarceration in thc Allegheny county workhouse. Declaring he believed Betters' statements to be truthful "as far as they went," the court ordered District Attorney James A. Reilly to prepare the informations and indictments against "those involved" by Betters in the numbers racket which thc judge described as "this-baneful business." "We arc satisfied that so far as the defendant has gone, he has told us nothing but the truth. We are not satisfied he has told us the whole truth," the court said after Betters left thc ivitncis stand. Thc Negro numbers king had testified to payment of "protection money" to thc two constables and of being asked to turn his business over to Samonas. Mrs. Betters also took thc witness itand to tell of being approached by DeCarlo and Duke who wanted her to talk to her husband to have him turn his numbers receipts over to Samonas for opera-

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