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HAGE FOUR. THK D\n.Y COURIER, CONiTOL.'LSVrLMS, PA. SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 103:,. ©It? Imly (tar to THE COURIER COMPANY . James J Oriscoll ... . . R. A. Donegan -- ._... Walter S Stimmcl James M rDnicoll I. Wylio Dnscoll , , Publishers -- President and General Manager Secretary and. Treasurer Editor --__-- .-- Associate Editor _ Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF Audit Bureau of Circulations Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association Bureau of Advertising. A N P. A. ocrved, by United Press and International News Service SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy, 50 cents per month, $5 per year, or $2 50 for six nonths by mall if paid in advance; 12 cents per week by cirrler Entered as second class matter at the Postofflce, Connellsvillc, Pa. "THE HIGHER DIPLOMACY" SATURDAY EVENING. JAVUARY Zl, 1933 SECOND TERM HALF WAY President Roosevelt has come to the end of the first half of his second terra In a decidedly less secure position than \\hen the voters of 46 of the 48 states named him overwhelmingly their choice a little over two years ago- Not only has the rift In the ranks of hla own party become more pronounced but there is a strong current against the New Deal as evidenced by Republican successes at the last election--In Pennsylvania and Ohio and Michigan; for example. In the beginning It was Mr. Roosevalt's stubborn effort to put across his judiciary program that split tho Democratic party wide Open and aroused hopes In the breasts of Republicans Further party defections followed In bitter controversies over lavish spending, labor policies which spread unrest Into the ranks of union factions, administration of relief with widespread political repercussions and unpopular New Deal appointments to the Supreme Court and other high offices. Rebellion flamed anew at the very outset of the current session of Congress In the controversy over how much shall be appropriated for relief, with the result tho House promptly lopped of $160,000,000 from what the President asked and held to be necessary. Unemployment continues to plague the Administration hardly less than at any time during Mr. Roosevelt's six years. These are only part of tho headaches. On the credit side about all that can be listed are the better relationship with South and Central American republics, brought about by the Lima conference, and the extension of foreign trade through the efforts of the Administration's No. 1 Cabinet head, Secretary of State Cordell Hall. Problems to be solved are those Involving relations with the despots of Europe and Asia and what the Nation shall do toward building up an adequate defense against their greedy designs. While the President, on the basis of cross section polls, remains' personally popular, the swing against the Now Deal under his leadership seems definitely under way. MAKING CHBISTHAS PERPETUAL Leaving the world at the close of your career better than when you entered it, by having given it something, Is the citizenship objective set up by Samuel B. Bulick, Scottdale Superintendent of schools. Not all dO that, Mr. Bulick told Rotarians and Hotaryanns at their annual dinner Thursday evening. Some neither give nor take; others take but make no return. Conceptions of "effective c'tizenship," which was the educator's theme, very widely. Speaking facetiously, Mr. Bulick told the story'ot a. class In school being asked to write on citizenship. One small boy got his terms mixed. He wrote something as follows: "Citizens are of two kinds--male and female--and each again is divided into two parts, the female Into frigid and torrid, the male into temperate and Intemperate." That Is a narrow conception, said the speaker, but not a few are just as much In the dark as to the real meaning. His philosophy was summed up In this: "My conception definitely includes love of country, pride in Its best traditions, but that same love demands that we shall probe Into its problems, the problems of poverty, the problems of sickness, the problems of strife, and~~that we shall then bring to them Individual thought, and there follows, from the really effective citizen, Independent action, even If It hurts " The one who lives up to that Is helping tof'taake every day Christmas day." EETAttEES DEMAND REGULATION The National Retail Dry-goods Association, In convention this week, went on record as urging governmental regulation, rather than control, of business. Along with adoption of the regulation scheme the association wants to know "where control begins ami regulation ends." Retail business men demand regulation that will break up combinations and practices which make them ulaves In the matter of stocking the merchandise they must have. They are becoming more and more at the mercy of the great manufacturers and distributors of certain lines. Their hope lies In regulatory legislation. The Investigation the monopoly committee Is now conducting may be productive of such rallef. " NOT RECIPROCATEJ Plans of Pittsburgh women to collect a library of fine books for presentation to the Scientific Societies of Finland as a token of appreciation of that little nation's efforts to pay its debt to the United States prompts the suggestion that the United States would be making a fine gesture by cancelling a part of what Is still owing, Finland Is tho only European nation which has not from year to year failed to make settlement. The others have practically repudiated sums running Into many billions. STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L, Douglaaa, D D KETURN' "O Ephrlam, what shall I do unto thec' O Judah, what shall I do unto thec' For your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away" It is the picture, as someone has said, of God wringing ilis hands, at His very wits' end, as it were, over man's moral Ins'a- bility He cannot put His finger on him. Loved with the 1ml power of dlvino love, sought after through the dark wilderness of sin, longed for as only a father can long for a child, and in tho end to have the bclo -d so fickle, unstable, and indifferent that all love's advances mean nothing "O Ephrlam, O Judah," cries out the Most High, "what shall I do unto you Your good- AU rights reserved--Babbon THE CAPITAL WHIRL By International News Service HARR1SBURG, Jan. 21. -- This and that about Inauguration Governor Ailhur H. James surprised everyone with the way he went about resigning from the Superior Court without giving his predecessor, retiring G o v e r n o r Gcorgo H. Earle, the opportunity to appoint a successor . . Taking the oath as Governor, Judge Jam's appended to his "I do," the words "And I herewith submit my resignation ts judge of the Superior Court" . . Thus, Jn effect, he resigned to himself for ho already was Governor when he uttered the words of resignation. The Governor put in a tough first day as Chief Executive, beginning early in the morning with thd review of the colorful Governor s troop of the National Guard, the sweating in of Lieutenant Governor Samuel S Lewis, the ride with Governor EJrlc from the Mansion to the Capitol, the Inaugural address, live hours of reviewing a parade of 40,000 Republican supporters, a buffet supper at the Mansion, topped off with a round of dancing, handshaking and crowd- greeting at the traditional inaugural ball He was unable to slide beneath the bed covers until after 3 A. M But before going to bed he nte cheese sandwiches on white bread and drank some milk ... Still and all, he was up early the next morning reported himself in fine fettle, and plunged into his day's work Democratic Senator Eroe, Lawrence-Beaver district, "stuck to his guns" when the Senate mot following inauguration . . . He again votcc with the Republican bloc to toes out the journel of January 3 which automatically threw out the ruling made that day by cx-Lioutcnant Governor Thomas Kennedy which prevented three G O. P. senators from taking their scats . , At the hectic, precedent breaking January 3 session Eroe's vote with the Republicans made it possible for the G O P. to elect a president pro tern The Lawrence county senator however, shifted back to the Democratic side when it came to voting on Senate patronage . . . The damage was done, however, lor when tlv Senate met following inauguration Lewis throw out the journal, thi Republicans recaptured the patron age, and took complete control of the Legislature ness is like fog in early moinmg which soon lifts and disappear, like the dew which is dried up by the first rays of the sun " The same divine protest could still be made over many of vs Out goodness is just like I' .t-- a little breeze of fancy and it floats away; a few minutes m the hot rays Of temptation and it evaporates The burden of cvo'y prophet's song is "Return 1 ' We arc to come back home again. "We are to leave the f-u country, be done for all time \vith swine pens,, and arising, go to the Father Batlcd and thrust aside so long. He is \vaitmg eagerly for the day \\hcn v.c say, "1 will at'se and go" Newspaper Syndicate Governor James, highly religious knelt in prayer inauguration morn ing, read from his Bible, and then called hl« 23-year-old daughter, Dor othy, and son, Arthur, Jr, 10, to hi side . , A family chnt with his ihil dron was the lost act before th "brcakar-boy" dived into the whirl wind of inaugural ceremonies The inaugural paiadc, the large- In the Statc'r history proved c\cep tionally colorful... it took five hour to pass the reviewing bland wher Governor James remained at olten tio*i, occasionally wiving to friend in the line of march Noi one duung the nfteinoon did the Cover nor sit down i tlojle of varlo i tvpes, placard:, piedictmg the elec tlon of Judge James as President i 1940 qu imt and ancient costumes-all added to the glimour of the £ tivitics As a precautionary measure," ju. In case Democntic senators stage opposition to the swearing in o Leu is, the York P.epubllcan wf sworn in by Pi esldent Judge William H Hardest, D-iuphin couhiy, prlo to hJs induction by Goveinor Jamc The Governor, acting both o judge and Goveinor, swore him i before taing the oath Chief Executive himself If you fire a cannon under vvate H w i l l burst As Others Think CONFIRMED (Cleveland Plain Dealer) The Scnaia confirms tho appoml- icnt of Felix Frankfurter as a mcm- er of the United States Supremo 'ouri, and iHat of Frank Murphy as ttorney general. Tho first action is taken without a record vote. The op- XJsiUon to Murphy Is negligible Prof, Frankfurter's confirmation ii worthy recognition of the Harvard aw teacher's unusuil qualifies! ons or soil Ice on this greatest of all ju- iclal bodies The opposite, we feel, ust bo said of tho vote for Murphy The former governor of Michigan, eccntly retired by majority wish of Is constlfuents, comes to Washing- on with a record of dangerous len- cncy toward law-breaking sit-down inkers This attitude toward en- orcement does not commend him for he office of chief Hw officer of the Federal government Now thit his election Is confirmed, however, even hose 1 who thought the appoin ncnt ad will wish him success at the head of tho Department of Justice In the case o( Frankfurter facts tell a different story. Holmes, Cardozo nd now the professor of law--the inc of liberal interpretation is con- inucd. The Harvard man inherits a ircat tradition and has the ability to ccep it alive Few men have gone to he Supreme Court in recent years vith so general a recognition of tho fitness of their selection The country welcomes the new ps- iociatc Justice The appointment iclps sustain publin confidence in a sranch of tho Federal Government rcquently under fire In the last few years SOCIAL JUSTICE THROUGH LAW (Nevvswcck) If wo envisage the Supreme Court as being concerned with expounding a body of static law, we ignore the vast discretion with which custom ·md the Constitution Itself have \cstcd it The court, by virtue o Jint discretion, is a policy-determining body of the first importance Hence Presidents usually seek appointees among those generally sympathetic with their Ideals In so doing, however, they traditionally seek also knowledge of legal precedent, broad culture, Intellectual Integrity ard consumimte icspect lor our institutions. Long after Franklin Roosevelt ha: passed from the national scene, two of his appointees to tho court, Stanley Reed and Felix Frankfurter, wil remain, God willing, as living intor prclers of those humane Ideals which he BO often has served so well Ni President could seek a more vital o creditable perpetuation of his influ cnce than this. Rev John Pliny Allison, whose oath was noted In The Courier, wtis astor of the Christian Church here mmcdlatcly prior to tho tenure of :cv C C Buckner After leaving Connellsville he was pastor for two cars at Waynesburg and then locat- d in Cleveland, which had since con his home Of late years lie had con doing special work in the mln- stry, along with selling Insurance, rfr Allison died suddenly last Sat- irday at Daytom Beach, Fla , a few lays after going south for the wln- cr Burial was at Noith Filrfleld, Ohio, Wednesday. It \vlll be re- ailed that Rev. Allison had a part in tie formal exercises attending the nauguration of third-class city gov- rnmcnt here In December of 1913 le offered the prayer ol the occasion. Fadographs Wcstein artists point in order tha their work may be seen from a dis tance Eastern artists pilnt in th small, and often with a brush of th fineness of i single hair, for carcfu scrutiny of the Individual observer The gicatest attention is given b thorn to every detail--not only th head, hunds, feet, garments an jewels of the biibject, but to th bcaid, mustache and eyelashes "Fred Redman killed Septcmbe 18, by H fall while employed on th public uorks He died Soplcmbo 21" So the man died twice, accoid infi to thli insmpllon which appear on hie giavc on Ireland Island, a A gioup of women In Parl France, is endeavoring to restor traditional French courtesy. The have formed tho League for Polll People. They siy folk have grow rude since the World War. The types of birds that nest in th open ]iy spotted or colored c White eggs arc laid by blids tha covbr their nests Sidelights WASHINGTON, Jan. 21--Not all] American defense men like, this plan to foitify Guam. One whose professional reputation stands as high as any In the Navy and Army has teimed it "literally a mad imperialis- !ic proposal " Such skeptical official tongues have been silenced by adoption of the program Public dissenters probably would lose their official heads if they spoke out now, but Congress may find some a maring dissenting reports and views inside the Navy and War departments if it goes rummaging around for the full story. It will find this one in particular which establishes professional objection to the fortification of Guam, not on Japanese interests or politics or cost, but on the ground that it would bo a foolhardy military and diplomatic blunder This reasoning was considered good common sense when it was the accept J offleiil viewpoint of the Navy and Army up to the time of the Hepburn report It runs this way No matter ho\. great our defensive preparations Guam could be made self-sustaining m war for only limited time It could not be relieved when t ^ legcd, or succorcc when attickcd because It lies deep within prospective enemy territory Innumerable enemy bases arc In the Caroline and Marshall islands intervening between it and Hawaii To relieve it these bases would have to be conquered by us, step by step, a problem which (this authority says] would result in "a colossal disaster.' Its creation Is certainly provoca tl c Yet the base itself will be si weak tint it will practically be n hostage in enemy territory, Icssenin tho force of our Far Eastern dlplo macy At the same time it will mon deeply involve and entangle us in European causes in the Fa.? East. On the other hand if the U. S keeps to its adopted line of Alaska Hawaii-Panama defense, it will avoic the danger of becoming involved In the Pacific and it will have an In vulnerable position, from which i could catry war into enemy terntorj Like service men of the Civil War icriod, Negroes who were slaves be- ore President Lincoln ordered them freed are becoming fow in number, t was January I, 1863, the memorable proclamation banning slavery became effective. That was 76 years igo Consequently there cannot be alive today many who enduied ac- ual slavery. Fow knew that we lave in midst one of them -Mrs. Elizabeth Davis, of South Con- nellsvillc, more than SO years old icr actual age is in doubt, but is be- ieved to be well within the final dccado of a century. Wen* it not for our Youghlogheny, Unlontown would bo up against a water famine--in mid-winter. One of its reservoirs near Hopwood is reported dry and another, of the .hrce, at a very low stage Both of the latter are stocked with bass and a certain quantity of water is necessary to provide quirtcrs for them. Consequently Unlontown is dra'ving its supply of aqua pura from the Yough through the mains of the Southwest Witcr Company whose [tumping plant is situated between tho West Penn power house ,md the pumping station of the Trotter Water Company with minimum danger and cost. A rumor ran around town a yea ngo that this country might seek tc establish a Guam base An officla navy spokesman at that time ridl culcd the idea on the above grounc After the Navy sent its new bas bill to Congr-is, he was asked ho% he came to change his mind He said he did not know then th Government might "pour all thi money" Into it Tho $5,000,000 ap piopriatlon apparently Is only starter to build a base for 20 to 3 auplinos "A major advance fleet base" I contemplated In the Hepburn rcpor upon which the bill is founded H pointer! out Guam would be of mate rial protection to the Philippines, ai though neither, he nor the Hcpbur Hnrry G Brown still holds foith at the head of tho boird of trustees of tho Connellsvillc State Hospital, despite an attempt of the "Little New Deal" to oust him from membership thereon Public reaction against dropping the veteran member produced tho desired results- is it often does Roger Babson's article today is on a particularly important subject Mr Babson discusses Federal spending and shows how hidden taxes arc stealing one-eighth of evciy worker's income Furthermore, Mr Babson outlines a simple, sensible 10- point tax reform prognm which tho cuirent Consress should adopt Bead It on Page Five WINTER Lnst night the snow came Into town And robed tho ipruc* In * illvcr gown And tome of the cuttings In the- rush Fell end were caught on a berry bush And tho sun cdm« up And with crci delight Cist shadows black on a Bcfd of white, A« U not often a year it cotf A chanca to ftuhlon such fllhouettAi The children ran to the pones to se« Tho beautiful iccnw and danced vvii Slec But tho old folks shivered again and to] How lonfi seems winter when you are oJ :port made clcai why the Phllip- nos uore worth defending Here- fore, the Islands have not officially con considered so. For these rcasonss, common sup-^ lositlon in Congress has been that r Hoo*evelt may have some diplo- atic purpose in mind--perhaps oping to crowd Japan into a treaty ·erpctually neutral/zing the Phllip- mcs, which would be advantageous o American defense, or into keeping ic open door in China ajar, despite ic Japanese bayonets surrounding it. Conclusive Information Is lacking, ut Mr. Roosevelt's personal interest "Hs s taken for granted by most ob- ervors His comment that the bill ad not been seen at the While House Id not challenge this general as- umption, as he is so close- to the ·Javy, no one here cin conceive of ·uch a naval step being taken with- ut his approval or direction. The latest Wallace balloon for a vorld cotton control agreement is an Id one The Agriculture Secretary / irst inflated it four years ago, using ust about tho same words. It never ;ot oft the ground. However, don't be too sure it will all to rise higher this time. Bdhind re-inflation was a little off the record talk between an American 'fliclal at Lima and" dckg^tcs from irazil and Argentine, in which those wo nations expressed corccrn ovci ow cotton pnces and scc-ncd raibci iworably Inclined to world action Also an official of the international agricultural institute at Rome ~ has sent out a feeler on the idea Wallac? is in a good position to force an agreement by threatening to dump his 11 million bales of surplus cottcn (and ho would do it if he v could), but nevertheless most ob- · ser\ers here are selling agreement prospects short. Other difficulties are too high. ' Certain agricultural congressmen sclievc Wallace will resign because nls processing tax proposal was thumbed down by Roosevelt, Garner and Morgonthau You may see the suggestion aired considerably in print, but every Wallace friend considers it preposterous. Stray Thought* By S U. DcHUFF It was bound to come, of course-another note, this one signed "Just Me" and worded as follows. "Locks, etc. Not a Stray Thought, but there arc those whom arc qualified and earn a livelihood giving such service as the Installation of locks and therefore would suggest you think that over. Telegraph keys perhaps arc within your sphere but surely not locks, Grandvlew avenue and certain other matters,"--but the meanest part of the entire note was the underscoring of the word "perhaps." Sometimes I think seeing an army of school kids piling pcilmcit off the 8 10 tram five mornings a week, kcops me young in spirit--II not In looks A gnnder Into my erystPi ball tells me (hat's gonna be one swell scrap between Joe Louis and John Henry Lewis on the 25th--with maybe a wee bit of a surprise ending That "grcjt minds run in the same channels" was again bolstered when last Tuesday's Cy Hungerford Post-Gazette cartoon, and thi« corner of The Courier, both carried the same punch line--"Home, James" Understand a young East Washington avenue min- latuic railroad magnate is having trousle securing a right-of-way for his double track system. A fellow nc\ cr realizes just how thin his shoe soles are till it snows. Let's go to press In composition and appearance, silk stockings and tooth brushes have little in common yet both arc made from coal Acting President Chirlcs E Lawall of Welt Virginia Ur.l- veriity, speaking before the Klwanls Club in Fairmont, W Va, said that a pair of women s bhcei hose, \vith an elasticity Ihico times gieatei than natural silk, could be produced, fiom a phenol-resin which Is to say, a coal tar piortuit The coal tar is prepared by a secret piocoss into a plastic known commercially as "nylon" which Is softened and forced through die 1 ; which are one-fiftieth as large as a human hair. Tho Infinitely fine strnrds of flbie then nte woven or compounded into vailous products. The Daughters of the Amciican Revolution arc directing n reforestation campaign The Diughtcrs nra going to buy the tices-- penny pines," they are called--and the Civilian Conservation Corps \vlll cnro for and plin' them under Iho supervision of the United Statos foicstry scivice SRLE --Thanks TO Bank Credit On nil «ide^ cmh v*eis.ter» are rinsing up new «nd profitnblu snltvt -- in many can* dur fo the Mp- tulnosn o/ bank aedlt, If you, ns a bu»lne»9 Trmn. can use money to improve vow wrvlce, Incceax* vour ttockt, buy more modem tnerchMuUit«(ir lor any other sound purpoio -- »»e ut, We nre anxloui to maV« loons that \\ ill help maka bolter buslnem Conneltviile Pa. MtMBER FKDKHAL DEPOSIT INSUUAVCE CORPORATION

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