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LAST EDITION The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. PRICE VOL. 36, NO. 57. Tho Weekly Courier. Founded July 17. 187. Tho Dally Courier. Founded November 10. IMS. I Menred. July l£ 1329 CONNELLSVILLE, PA, TUESrAY EVENING, JANUARY 11, 1938. TEN PAGES. Coalition in '1940 Looms as New Deal Cracking Continues Conservative Democrats Bolt; Lynching Bill . Peeves South. BITTERNESS WIDESPREAD By LYLE C. WILSON United Press Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. --The Senate filibuster against the anti- lynching bill, still raging today, is the latest development in the process of cracking political parties which began on a national scale with the election of President Roosevelt in 1932. The cracking process has continued now until serious observers of the political scene arc speculating on the possibility of coalition opposition in 1940 to the New Deal presidential ticket, whether the latter is headed by Mr. Roosevelt in quest of a third term, by Robert H. Jackson, currently reported to be White House favorite for the succession, or by any of the other New Dealers who aspire to leadership of the party created by the President. Mark Sullivan, dean of political commentators, advanced the coalition idea over the week-end. Sullivan surveyed the Republican political cast from Alt M. Landon, and former Continued on Page Six. W.C Hood Goes Successor M. Moses Up; Harry Justice 111 SCHOOL, LOAN NAAY BE N E C E S S A R Y Action Deferred Until Adjourned Session Next Monday. GENERAL FUND RUNNING LOW EIGHT (PASSENGERS, TWO PILOTS DIE AS PLANE DROPS IN CANYON PITTSBURGH, Jan. 11.--W. C. Hood, assistant general superintendent of the H. C, Frick Coke Company, has been appointed general superintendent ol the United States Coal and Coke Company, Kentucky and West Virginia operations, effective January 16, Harry M. Moses, president of these United States Steel ^Corporation subsidiaries, announced today. Mr. Hood succeeds Mr. Moses, to this position after serving 20 years in his former capacity with the Frick company. Other appointments announced were: J. L. Sullivan, now mine superintendent, has been appointed assistant general superintendent of the United Stated Coal and Coko Company, West Virginia division. His headquarters will be at Gary, West Virginia. T. J. McFarland, now mine in- tpcctor, has been appointed assistant general superintendent oftthe United States Coal and Coke Company, Kentucky division. His headquarters will be in Lynch, Kentucky. Mr. Hood's home is in Uniontown. His offices arc at Scottdale. Campbell Says No Advertising At New Stadium Abe Goldberg Gets Hangar Contract Contract for the erection of steel for ConnellsviUc Airport's new hangar was awarded to Abe Goldberg of Uniontown by City Council on Monday night. He had submitted a low bid of $1,828 which was accepted by the county commissioners and the Works Progress Administration. Hospital Patients. Shirley Jean King, eight months old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry King of Zverson, and Mrs. Goldie Murray of Jones Mill have been admitted to ConnellsviUc State Hospital for treatment. JusfOff the Wire By Untied Press. HARRISBUKG, Jan. 11.--Attorney General Charles J. IMarg'ottl said he preferred not to say at "this time" whether he will be a candidate for governor but -announced today that Individuals and groups, "Democratic and Republican, partisan and nonpartisan," have urged him to enter the spring gubernatorial primary. TOKYO, Jan. 11--The Japanese war office today called for a new conscription law to mobilize additional man power for the war In China, while Emperor Hirohito presided over an imperial conference on the conflict. HARRISBURG. Jan. 11.--Creation of a parole board of flvc members responsible to the State Board of Pardons with supervision over al parolees In Pennsylvania was proposed today by Attorney General Charles J. Marilottl. WASHINGTON Jan. 11.--Aclinr Works Protrcss Administrator Aub rey \VlUtams today advised President Roosevelt that between 850,000 and 300.000 persons had been addei to WI'A rolls since December 1, bringing tne total on WPA relief to 1.760.000. CopyrtoAf, Tfarrft 4 £tcfnp Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo Auodat* Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo of tho U. S. supreme court, Is gravely 111 In Washington following severe case of shingles which resulted In several "aliirmlng" heart attacks. Justice Cardozo, a liberal, if 67 and was appointed to the bench in 11132. He was chief justice of the highest New York state court »t tho time. --Central Frci* ^ There may, and again there may not, be advertising of tobacco or soft drinks painted on the inside of the fence at the High School's new athletic field. The matter was discussed last night at an adjourned session of the Board of Education with Director Clyde Welhe advancing the proposition. He had a vision of possiWy $5,000 a year being derived from that source. Later, when Superintendent B. B. Smith mentioned that "I hope you will think a long time about putting advertising on the stadium fence," there was quick support given him by Director C. S. Campbell, who in the past has always taken instructions from" Mr. Weihe. "I'm against it!" That was Mr. Campbell's emphatic announcement. "That's my opinion," he continued, adding that while it was only his feeling in the matter he was able to think for himself. "Here we're working on a project to beautify the field,", he went on. "Then to put a lot of clgarct ads and coca cola ads on it. Let's take it in at the gnte,". he concluded. The matter was dropped for the present but Mr. Weihe had already asked the secretary to sound out the possibility of getting advertisers. The director asserted that before the advertisements could be painted on the fence it would be necessary for the advertiser to submit a photograph of the proposed "ad" for approval of the board. There will be a solid fence around a portion of the field. "I thought we were going to plant trees inside-an open fence," sa'id Mr. Weihe. 'It will take 10' years for those trees to grow enough," was Director Campbell's reply. Hard-pressed for funds, the Board of Education is just about with its back to the financial wall. Finance Committee Chairman William L. Zollars last night asked the directorate to empower the secretary and treasurer to arrange for a loan of 510,000 if such a step should become necessary in order to meet the January payroll but the resolution was withheld when President Clyde R. Wcihc objected. "We're meeting again next Monday," said Mr. Weihe, adding that if the board waited another week some funds might come in to tide the district over. The board president also urged the purchasing committee to forego the purchase of everything except such expenditures as are absolutely necessary. He even intimated it might be wise to defer salary payments for a few days until taxes, due on installment on February 1, arc paid. Other directors, however, felt that no pay day dhuppointmcnts should be created among the teachers rnd that salaries should be met when they are due. "When does the next State appropriation come in?" Director Campbell wanted to know. He was informed that it is due in March but reminded that last year it was not received until two months later. Next Monday may see the district float a loan to meet obligations. The school term is just about half uvcr, but teachers salaries are paid now on a 12-month basis, which means that nil the money earned by them has not been paid in full to date. Salaries run about $19,000 a month, it was indicated last night. With funds now exhausted, and the bulk of taxes already paid, it is forecast that several loans will be floated before the end of the school year. Directors are anticipating the April tax sale will pull them out of financial difficulties. Mr. Zollars said it was his belief that the tax sale would have to produce considerable money before the delinquent tax payments even come up to what they were a year ago. NATION'S BIG INDUSTRY HEADS MEET PRESIDENT By United Pros. WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.--Leaders of flve of the Nation's largest industries were summoned to the White House. today to meet with President Roosevelt at 5 P. M. for a thorough discussion of business conditions. President Roosevelt sent telephonic summons, inviting to the White House Alfred P. Sloan, board chairman of General Motors Corporation: Ernest T. Weir of Pittsburgh, chairman of the board of the National Steel Corporation; M. W. Clement of Philadelphia, president of the Pennsylvania Railroad; Lewis Brown, president of Johns-Manville Company, and Colby Chester, chairman of the board of the General Foods Corporation, and head of the National Association of Manufacturers. The White House conference of representative national industrial leaders is the first such gathering summoned by President Roosevelt since early days of the New Deal. While Stephen T. Early, White House secretary, described the session as "just another business conference," the prominence of the business men called to the White House lent special significance to the gathering. L i n e r Explodes After Crash and Flames Destroy It. JAPS BEGIN INTENSIVE CAMPAIGN B e'l i e v e d Prelude to Drive Aimed at.Artery To Sea. Princess' Alimony Held Not Taxable Loyalists Claim Important Gain By United Press. HENDAYB, French-Spanish Frontier, Jan. 11.--Spanish loyalists claimed an important advance today on the hill called Muela de Teruel, the strongest position held by the nationalists near Teruel. Coincidently, loyalist headquarters expressed belief that the nationalist counter-offensive had lost Its vigor since the surrender of the Teruel garrison which defended for nearly three weeks a group of buildings in the center of the city. VANNATTA NAMED CITY INSPECTOR A. E. VanNatta of 111 North Cottage avonue was appointed plumbing and building inspector for one year at n salary of y?5 a month by City Council Mondny night. WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.--The board of tax appeals today reaffirmed that income received by a divorced woman as alimony or in lieu of alimony is not taxable income. The case was that of Princess Lida of Thurn and Taxis, who married an Irishman, Gerald P. FitzGcrald in 1899, was later divorced and married Prince Victor of Thurn and Taxis in 1011. She has lived in this country since 1917. The Government assessed deficiencies and penalties totaling $65,323 on the basis of income received from profits of the Fayette Coke Company and the Shamrock Supply Company of New Salem, Pa., under arrangement with FitzGerald following their divorce. The income continued throughout her marriage to Prince Victor because English law provides that a wife's re-marriage following divorce Troopers Will Keep Peace At Church Voting UNIONTOWN, Jan. 11.--Instead of a master to oversee the annual election of officers in the St. Mary's Crock Catholic Church, State troopers arc to be assigned. This order was made by Judge H. S. Dumbauld in issuing an order permitting the withdrawal of contempt of court action against Father Anthony Knapik. To prevent violence troopers will be stationed inside and outiidc the church next Sunday morning when the annual election of officers is scheduled. Controversy has arisen as to who will preside. An unofllcial announcement was made that Father Knapik will insist that he be the presiding officer. Under a charter granted the congregation in 1902 the election will be in charge of George Sterchek, president elected last January 19. The other officers are Michael Homer, vice-president; Michael Hlohenic, Jr., recording secretary; John Bilko, financial secretary; George Gcrmot treasurer, and John Magcro, Jr., and Mike Duritza, auditors. It is contended that under the charter granted the congregation there is no allegiance to the Church of Home. Initial controversy looms over the officer to preside at the election. Reports arc current that part of the congregation unfriendly to the present officers, whose right to serve is questioned, have been asked to remain away from the election which will be held immediately after church services. Mayor Collects "Hit". For Numbers Player, Then Fines Him $50 A numbers writer, a pickup man and the one who played the numbers were fined by Mayor Ira D. Younkin this morning when the player complained to police that he hadn't been paid ir. full for a "hit" totalling $270. Christy Dominic was faced with two chnigt_s of writing numbers and on each count he was assessed $50 while Ralph Cartisano, accused of being the pickup man, was fined $50. The fines were not larger under a provision that the balance of $240 on the "hit" would be paid to Joseph Hull! of West Side Hill, who told the mayor and Chief of Police Andrew W. Thomas he had been given only $20 in cash and $10 in credit on additional numbers instead of the sum due. When the two made good the "hit,' the mayor then fined Rulli $50 for playing the numbers. "We're not a collection agency, either," the mayor commented alter disposing of the case that netted the city treasury $200. He indicated that persons playing the numbers are taking part in n gambling enterprise and "welching" should be expected. The numbers writer insisted he neglected to turn in all of his slips on the day of the "hit" and that Rulli's was among those. By WILLIAM HANLON United Press Staff Correspondent. BOZEMAN, Mont., Jan. 11 Woodchoppers and forest rangers, first men to reach the flaming wreckage, today attended the bodies of 10 men who died when a Northwest Airlines luxury liner crashed during a -blizzard yesterday - evening in snow-banked Bridger Canyon. One of the dead, A. L. Croonquist, 47, of Billings, Mont., was an official of the airline and personal friend of President Roosevelt's family. He was a former secretary of the Dude Ranchers' Association and was well acquainted with James Roosevelt, the President's son. In a level clearing of the forest, beyond the rugged, 10J)00-foot peaks of Bridger Mountains, the castbouna plane struck nose first with an im- act that drove the fuselage into the lotors and scattered its fragments n all directions. Instantly, the big liner exploded. A wisp of smoke that rose from the anyon attracted a farmer from six iles away. Two woodchoppers who aw the plane fall were there ahead f him. They sent word by telephone from he deserted Flaming Arrow dude anchhouse half a mile away that the wo pilots and eight men passengers 11 probably had died mercifully the loment the plane struck, and that ic bodies of all except the veteran Hot, Nick B. Mamer,- had--been rapped in the fuselage and burned. Mamer was thrown clear of the ebris. His clothing was afire when le woodsmen arrived. They doused ic fire with snow but Mamei- was cad. The heat from the burning lane was so intense that they could ot approach within 100 yards of it. The scene was 1 15 miles northeast Bozeman. The plane was bound rom Seattle to Chicago, left Buttc t 2:05 P. M. (MST) and was due in Billings at 3:47. The woodsmen believed that Mam- T had tried to bring the plane down n the level clearing because ot tne Continued on Page Six. PLANES, SHI PS JOIN FORCES does not necessarily terminate mony. ali- Ohio Valley Asks Fund tor Immediate Flood Control Use GALLIPOLIS, Ohio, Jan, 11.--Letters urging immediate appropriation of funds for flood control in the Ohio River valley were written to members of two congressional committees today by Dr. C. E. Holzer, president of the Ohio Valley Conservation and Flood Control Congress. In a letter to Representative William M. Whittington, chairman of the House flood control committee, Dr. Holzer wrote "we cannot condone delay, and each year must s'.e a little more accomplished." He ak- wrote to Representative J, Buell Snyder, member of the House appropriations committee, asking that the flood control projects be expedited and criticizing the use of relief funds for such projects. "One of the greatest drawbacks has been the relief restriction of 30 per cent expendible on materials, equipment, and supervision," he wrote. "To meet this regulation the Army engineers have had to deviate somewhat from their usual procedure of 'doing first things drst' in shaping a program." From Frying Pan Into Fire Plight Of Detroit Youth By United Press. SOMERSET, Pa., Jan. 11.--Charles W. Thomas, Jr., 19,. of Detroit, who reportedly escaped from a Fort Wayne, Ind., jail 10 days ago, today began serving three sentences imposed by Somerset County Judge Norman T. Boose. A sentence of from five to ten years in Western Penitentiary was imposed on five charges of breaking and entering. An 18 month to three year sentence, to run concurrently, was given on seven charges of larceny. An additional year in jail, to be served at the. completion of these sentences, was imposed on a charge of assaulting a Somerset constable while resisting arrest. Indiana authorities have lodged detainers against Thomas. Ho allegedly sawed his way out of the Allen county jail. Wounded In Shoulder. SOMERSET, Jan. 11--Pearl Knopsnyder, 16, of near Markleton, was taken to Community Hospital with a gunshot wound in rcr right ihouldcr, inflicted by a .22 calibre rifle. Many Willing To Serve City In $750 Office More than 30 persons have thrown their hats "m the ring" for the vacancy in City Council. This was revealed as the solons Monday night made a careful checl of the various applicants preparatory to going into special session to nanv a successor to the ixisition that Dr Earl C. Sherrick declined to taki after being elected last November. "We are taking our time abou naming a successor as we want tc make the best possible choice," wa the attitude of the eouncilmen, wh pointed out they have until Febru ary 2 to make their selection. Afte that date, appointment of a council man would become the perogative 6 the Fayette county courts. With a vacancy existing, council men have been beseigcd with per sons seeking election. When a Courier reporter asked the $750 annual salary might no have something to do with the floo of candidates, two members re marked that several seeking offlc had pointed out their financla straits and said the "money woul come in mighty handy." Board Stops Students' Sales to Get Library; Practice Termed Rackel By EDWARD W. BEATTIE " United Press Staff Correspondent. SHANGHAI, Jan. 11.--Japanese planes - and - warships began wide- spread operations in South China today,' apparently as the prelude to a drive to cut China's last main artery between Canton-and the sea. Japanese planes poured hundn-ds ot bombs on the Canton-Hankow Railroad 30 miles above Canton, severely damaging the tracks and destroying telegraph and telephone wires. Other planes bombed towns throughout Kiangsi province, north of Canton. Twenty-four heavy bombing planes dropped 100.bombs on the military airports at Hankow, northern terminus of the railroad. Warships shelled several towns in Hainan Island, oft the extreme southern-coast. Other ships, from cruisers down to tiny armed trawlers, ranged the islands at the mouth of the Canton River, and it was indicated that small parties of -bluejackets -were landed at some points. The Bocca Tigcris forts at the mouth of the river, protecting Canton, opened up against small Japanese craft trying to land bluejackets near the forts, and British merchant ships, which fled out of range of the forts' .guns saw a Japanese .cruiser heading to- .wa'rd the.scene. : i r s t S p e e d e r HearingsMonday HARRISBURG, Jan. 11.--The first roup of 56 formal citations for appearance at the State's 13 speeder courts were mailed out today. First icarings on the citation which will determine whether a driver must :orfeit his license for 90 days will jc held Monday. Of the first 50 drivers arrested in iovernor George H. Earle's new campaign to enforce the speed limit, 46 were out-of-St)te drivers, Captain H. W. Dutton, director of the new court system, told the- United Press. 1 Out-of-State drivers, convicted of speeding in Pennsylvania, Dutton said, will lose their nght-to operate a motor vehicle in ^his State or lose the license of their own state in cases where reciprocal agreements exist. Dutton ' announced the appointment of 13 inspectors who will be assigned to conduct hearings at the speeder courts.. John O'Donncll, Germantown, was named supervisor over all districts. They included: District 9--John R. Maley, Johnstown, which includes Somerset county. District 10--John F. Hurley, Pittsburgh, and Thomas McGrail, Irwin, which includes Allegheny, Westmoreland, Washington, Greene and Fayette counties. IMPERIAL WAR PARLEY HELD' BY HIROHITO By RAY MARSHALL United Press Staff Correspondent. TOKYO, Jan. ll.-Japan's leaders met today in a solemn impel ial conference, fifth of its kind in the country's modern history, to decide definitely on a long range program of action in China. National interest centered on the conference in the belief that decisions of paramount importance to Japan, China and the Far East impended. Emperor Hirohito, in the uniform of generalissimo of the Armies, presided. Cabinet ministers sat on cither side of him, nearest the throne. Then cnme the highest officers of the army and navy, the army on the left, the navy on the right. Civilian personages were interspersed among them. South Connellsville Woman Injured When Car Goes Into Ditch UNIONTOWN, Jan. 11.--A man and his wife had a narrow escape from serious injury on the Morgantown road late Monay afternoon when their car skidded on the highway near Hickle's service station and crashed into a ditch. Mrs. Ora Travis, 33, of South Connellsville, was injured about the head and suffered a probable fractured right arm and wag taken to the hospital here. Her husband, who was driving, escaped with minor bruises. Martin M. Ringler, / WPA Employe, Dies While Doing Work Martin M. Ringler, 49 years old, who made Ms home at St. Jamc: Hotel in West Crawford avenue, died suddenly at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon while he was working on a WPA project in East Park. A heart attack was blamed. Mr. Ringler was a World ~ War vctera'n, being a private in the Utility Brigade, Construction Division Quartermasters Corps. He enlisted September 22, 1917, and was honorably discharged on .May 6, 1917, at Camp Lee. Mr. Hingler had resided -jn this region all of his life. He was born in ConnellsvilJe 49 years ago, a son of the late Stewart and Alice Ringler. Mr. Ringler who was unmarried is survived by one brother, Ward H. Ringler of 1011 Aetnt street, employed by , Farmers Cooperative Dairy Association. A military funeral will be conducted by Milton L. Bishop Post, The American Legion. The service will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the John H. D. Slbel funeral chapel with Rev. J. S. Brownlce, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be made in Chestnut Hill Cemetery. Dunbar Township School Board is opposed to a practice o£ having students participate in selling entcr- The Weather Snow or rain tonight and Wednesday, somewhat warmer tonight, colder Wednesday night and in west portion late Wednesday afternoon is the noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Record. 1938 1037 Maximum 39 56 Minimum -22 36 Wean , ... 31 -IP prises to raise funds for various improvements at school buildings. Superintendent R. K. Smith was instructed to pat an end to the practice after he hod termed it a "racket." At the present time borne of the buildings are participating in a seed belling campaign, commissions from which are library in house. The directors felt that such undertakings are a nuisance to patrons and embarrassing to those who cannot afford expenditures and ordered a stop. At other times candy and other merchandise selling schemes had been uiidcrtcikcn. it was said. to be applied toward a that particular school- School Band Members To Entertain Kiwanis Richard Gingrich, director, and ·members of the ConnellsviUc High School Band, will entertain for the Kiwanis Club at its noon meeting tomorrow. The session will be in charge of the new officers, headed by President John M. Young, installed last week. Admitted to Hospital. Ira Blackwell of Dawson, Thomas Flynn of 155 North Third street and Jacob Whetsel of Indian Head have been admitted to Connclisville State Hospital for treatment- Neutrality Law To Be Invoked If War is Declared By United Pr-is. WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.--Administration officials today believed that President Roosevelt would be required immediately to invoke the neutrality law in the Sino-Japanese conflict jn event Japan formally declares war on China. Officials'awaited the results of the imperial conference at Tokyo, with the expectation that American problems in the Far East will be complicated in event of a formal declaration of war. Reaction here, however, was tempered by the lack of definite indication of what definite nolirios might )«· involved in Hie ] Japanese imperial conference.

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