The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 11, 1938 · Page 4
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Tuesday, January 11, 1938
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.FAGE.FOtTR. THB DAILY, COURIER, CONNELISVTLLE. PA. TUJ5SDAX, JANUARY 11, 13K8. Imlg THE COURIER COMPANY , James J. Driscoll _______ R. A. Donegan --_______ Walter S. Stimmel James M. Driscoll J. Wylic Driscoll /Publisher . President and General Manager Secretary and Treasurer Editor ,, Associate Editor . Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF Audit Bureau of Circulations Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association r Bureau of Advertising, A. N. P. A. Served by United Press and International News Service SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month, S5 per year, or $2.50 for six months by mail if paid in advance. Entered as second class matter at the Postofflcc, Connellsvillc, Pa TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 11, 1938. WOMAS FOB SUPJREME-COUBT BJBX'CH The President may name a woman to the Supreme Court bench. Calleis at the White House says he has discussed the wisdom of selecting one of the gentler sex for the place to be vacated by Associate Justice George Sutherland. Even the name of the woman has been allowed to get out. She is Judge Florence E. Allen of the Sixth United States Circuit Court of Appeals at Cleveland. Twice Judge Allen has had the distinction of being the first woman, named to an office--election to the Ohio Supreme Court, then appointment--by the President--to the Federal bench. Expediency will probably guide the President, in his choice of a woman if he makes one. His observations to callers have been in trie nature ot sounding out reaction. He has Indicated he thinks tt would be favored generally and would be particularly pleasing to the women of the Nation. There he would be prompted by expediency. There are a lot of women voters. That he might take that view is no reflection on woman's ability. It's political .sagacity to make a move that would meet with popular appeal on the part of a large element of the population and at the same time serve his ends otherwise Judge Allen is classed as a liberal. That is the kind the President wants. She had been a vigorous advocate of the rights of women in the business, professional and political worlds She thinks entrance of women into politics has changed conditions for the better, particularly in participation in juries. But to say that a woman will be appointed would be assuming too much. The President is weighing other possibilities--Solicitor General Stanley Reed, Governor Frank Murphy of Michigan and Frank McNinch of the Federal Communications Commission. Also Mr. Roosevelt is said to be thinking seriously of a Catholic for the place to offset the bad effect produced by 11 letting Hugo Black slip into the tribunal. This would not, o£ course, put up the bars against a woman. ADEQUATE M,ANE FORCE PROPOSED Jn line ·nith the movement to make the "United States impregnable against attack by a foreign power, or a combination of powers, President Roosevelt will recommend to Congress a huge aircraft building program and more submarines. The late Arthur Brisbane persistently hammered at the air phase of defense, contending that the nation that possesses an adequate aircraft arm need have little fear of any other power. Many planes can. be built for the cost of one battleship. The same with submarines. The bombing plane has played a prodigious part in Japan's undeclared war against China. Great havoc has boon caused by bombers in centers of population, with the loss of comparatively few machines. On the other hand, China, poorly equipped for aerial defense, could do little to - ward off the attackers. / Bombs dropped in populous cities strike terror to the hearts, of the people. H. R. Bklns, United Press correspondent in China, wired a story of as many as a thousand being killed by a single bomb. Not only in cities is great damage done, railways, public roads and shipping suffer heavily. Until the Invasion of China started there was speculation as to effectiveness of airplane attacks. For an inadequately defended nation no doubt remains. What the air strength of the United States is nobody outside the naval and military authorities know exactly. It Is believed to Include 1,200 first-class flghting machines, according to a news dispatch. The President's program Is believed to contemplate increasing the number to 4,500 by 1940. With a force of that size we need have little fear of invasion from the air, which is the only front on which we might not nov feel safe. BUSY;YEAR.FOR POWTIC1AT«S The year 1938" will ie an important one politically for Pennsylvania, with governor, lieutenant governor, United Statesjienator., 34jnembers of Congress, 25 state senators and th"e~full cQmp~iemen"t-of-members, of,the State House of Representatives to be chosen. For weeks speculation has been rife as the possible candidates for governor and United States senator, In Democratic and Republican circles. Gifford 'Pinchot, twice governor, removed any doubts, for the present, of his part in the campaign by announcing himself Monday for the Republican gubernatorial nomina- . tion. Tomorrow one James it. Jones of Ebensburg, Cambria county, will toss his hat into the ring. In the background remain such figures as Justices John W. Kep: hart and George^ W. Maxey, Mayor S. Davis Wilson of : Philadelphia and~G. Mason Owlett of Wellsboro. ' Democrat Governor Earle Is known to have ambitions ; for a place in the Senate. Joe Guffey, already there, and . mentioned for the Democratic governorship race, has indl- ', cated he prefers to stay where he Is. There is talk of draft. ing him. : Soon the political pot will be simmering merrily. Saturday, February 26, is the first day for circulation of nominating petitions. The primary election falls on Tuesday, May 17, . , . · - _ REFERENDUM FAR FROM DEAD The Ludlow lesolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution to allow a referendum of the people on whether the United States shall go to ^ar, and aimed at foreign entanglements, was defeated by the House yesterday, on order of the President, who sent a letter to Speaker Bankhead. But the end Is not yet. Supporters of the mo\eineut declare they will carry the issue into every congressional primary and general election in the country. Representative Hamilton Fish of New York, leader of the minority party supporters, declared polls have indicated 70 to SO per cent of the people favor such constitutional amendment. The President asserts adoption of the resolution and the amendment would court war. The supporters as heatedly declare it would not, and contend that the people who would be compelled to do the fighting and bear the burden in general should have a direct voice The vote, 209 to 1SS, indicates a. iot of congressmen think so. RUMANIAN OIL TROUBLES THE WATERS In the Day's News Brief Comment on Current Events Here «nd There. Arrested on a charge of operating a lottery in which there was alleged crooked distribution of prizes among km and .associates of the promoter, Father James R Cox of Old St. Patrick's, Pittsburgh, said he had been used "for a tool and a fool" B. J, Clifford, former Cleveland politician, was the chief promoter. There were others. "If they huve been as crooked as alleged, I am against them, hook, line and smXcr," said Cox. It is highly improbable the priest would have stooped to the level charged in the informations He has his good name to uphold In his home city Promoters arc here today, gone tomorrow. He was not in the best of health, nevertheless the sudden death of Robert A. Mulnc was a shock. In the prime of life--10--he succumbed to a heart attack, the bane of, the modern rush. After 27 years in the postal service he had been on the partially disabled list for three years Making the rounds of the carrier routes and a member of several musical organizations of the city, he enjoyed an unusually wide acquaintance. If you remember, he always wore a smile Motor fatalities recevcd a big boost In Fayettc county over the week-end when three lives were snuffed out Two were pedestrian';. In both instances there seems to be evidence that greater care on the part of the victims might have prevented their untimely end. Highways were dangerous from a fleecy snow Saturday but no serious accidents resulted The deaths were traceable to other causes. No longer will the Mount Pleasant lockup basement be a haven for transients, so-called. The town's new burgess, Arthur Geargart, has put his foo^firmly on the custom in his first official act Beginning next Monday transients will be locked in cells at night and discharged next morning. As many as 27 have occupied the basement a night, the burgess was told. Responding to call to the Creek Hills area near Scottdale to look for "four heavily armed men living in a coal house," State Motor Police reported it was a "wild goose chase " It developed the men were trappers They used to think it fun to give five-year-old Henry Gauthier of a town, near Quebec a "wee nip" from his father's bottle, a news item from across tha Canadian border reads. Their smiles have been changed to tears. The child acquired the "habit. 1 He had to have his nip every night before going to bed. The other night when all were asleep he slipped to the cupboard and drained a flvc- ounce bottle. They found him dead next morning. A child is plastic in mind and physical makeup. Great care should be exercised in what appetites are created The head of the division of syphilis of the State Department of Health has Issued an urgent plea for legislation in the State to requiring prospective brides and grooms to submit to Wasserman blood tests before marriage licenses are issued. It might help obviate after-marriage misery for both them and their children. Ligomcr's burgess, J C Myers, has requested--not demanded--an increase in salary. His stipend is $200 year He wants a hundred more. Under the borough code burgesses are rated as -worth at least $100 for each 1,000 of population up to 5,000, with $50 a year for every additional thousand. LigDmer's population In 1930 was 1,978. Town council delayed action As Others Think SMARTER. THAN X3N1ONTOWN (Uniontown News Standard) Tn the course of a two-hour visit the writer had a good look-see at four of the big WPA projects now being pushed to completion in Con- ncllsvillc. And they arc :,plcndid, every one of them. To begin with, there will boon be n real, modem sewage system for the Youth City, the big new line running along the nvcr for over 11,000 foot to end at a proposed disposal plnnt just below the city. That's o\er two miles of pipe and makes the sewage problem solved for decade* to come. Then there's the splendid addition to the South Conncllwillc High School, practically doubling the capacity of the old brick building's. The new gymnasium, fifty feet wide and ample for all school purposes as in auditorium as well, H a forward step South Conncllivllle has been wanting for years. Now the WPA has made it possible. And there's the big job at East Park. Here, with steep hillsides banking a beautiful rural scene, the way Is being prepared for a splendid "breathing place" for ConncllsviHc clti/ens next summer and for years and years to come ThL}'\e already done a lot of work there, with plenty more to follow. But in many respects, the new high school stadium is the real apex, of the present WPA activity. Here Connellsvillc High will soon have the flncit athletic plant In thii section, W. J. and Waynesburg colleges not oxccptcd The football Sold has been laid out, sewered for drainage, pi|)rd for watering, graded for slope and soun v;ith grass seed In fact the seeding, done last September 3, has already given the field a veritable blanket of greensward that augurs a perfect playing surface next fall. The big bleacher, of concrete with wood scats, is fast nearing completion It will seat some 2,600, with provision for even larger crowds in temporary woo'acn bleachers to be erected across the field. Underneath the concrete stand arc dressing rooms, shower-equipped, for home and visiting teams, with washroom and toilet facilities for spectators, refreshment stand and ample stoiage space for knockdown bleacher scats, field and track equipment, etc. It's a really fine job and one that will gladden the hearts of all Ccn- nellsville citizens for many years to come. It just shows what can be done to add to the assets ot a community or school district when unselfish business men are at the helm, willing to cooperate with a fair Federal Government only too anxious to help. And it should make Uniontown blush with thamo For we, too, could have had things like this haa only our own city council been fair enough and square enough to cooperate with the Roosevelt New Deal and not narrow and selfish enough to block it from doing something worth while in Uniontown, last despairing stronghold of the G O. P. political reactionaries Was Conncllsville smarter than Uniontown, or just "squarer"? There's no use crying over spilt milk; but it does seem a shame. SMILE INFECTIOUS (Fairmont Times) A good thought for the New Yeai's season is this paragraph on a smtle, written by who knows whom, and ro- publlshcd in Southern Farmer, an Alabama periodical. A smilo cosjs nothing, but gives much It enriches those who receive, without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty th«t he can get along without it, and none is so poor but that he can be made rich by it A smile creates happiness In the home, fosters good will business, and is the countersign of friendship It brings rest to the wenrv rhppr to the diiconra*Tl Mi Today in Washington By DAVID LAWRENCE shine to the sad, and it Is nature's best antidote lor trouble. ' Yet i can not be bought Vgged, borrowed or stolen, for t is something that Is o£ no value 1., iny one until it Is given away. Some people are Vo tired to «i\ e you a smile Give th»m one ot yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has none to give. WASHINGTON, Jan. 11--There's a lesson In the Jackron Day dinners 'nr more significant to the Nation .han was contained in the speeches hcmsclves It's a lesson that concerns the Republican pa: ty far more .han the appointment of a policy committee 'or the search for a set o£ 3rincl«la or platform. It relates tn :he way the dinners were financed. Chairman Farley has announced that the dinners in a profit of about $400,000 and more than wiped out the party deficit of $200,000. All over the country, the banquets were attended vpry largely by Federal office holdets or by persons who had profited directly or indirectly through the $4,800,000,000 lump sum "recovery" appropriation placed by Congress at the disposal of the New Deal executives. · There s no law against soliciting money from office-holders unless you happen to be an office-holder or Federal employe yourself. By one means or another, they manage to get $100 more or less from every office holder who x:an possibly afford It and whether or not he goes to the dinners In addition, of course, the Democrats get money directly or Indirectly from some of America's "sixty families" or their heirs and they do not hesitate to sell campaign books at $250 apiece to some of those self-same corporations which arc the object of io much attention by the Administration spokesmen, from the President down. But, when all is said and done the Democrats have found a way U finance themselves which does no depend primarily on the rich people of the countiy. They get a lot of relatively small contributions from a lot of people instead of a small number of big contributions from a few people. ' Perhaps the best statement ot the case was made by that frank anc straightforward public servant who no matter how you differ with him on public policies, remains the mos' objective personality in the whole New Deal--the Honorable Henry Wallace, Secretary of Agriculture Speaking at his home town, Des Moincs, at the Jackson Day dinner there, he said in part: "They tell me the people who attended this banquet have paid $25 each and that .at least $20 of this morey goes into the Democratic cam- aign fund. ne people criticize his way of raising money. I think t is much superior to most of the ways by which party funds have been raised In the past. "It is all-important in my opinion hat both parties should receive their funds as nearly as possible fiom a multitude of small gifts There was a time when the campaign funds of both parties came largely from the great corporations or from those who lad made their money out o£ corporations. In the future, I trust the day will come when there will e literally millions of small contributions -to both parties. "I wish all the individuals identi- Sed with other parties might also have an opportunity to support those parties by small contributions. Where :he day comes when party funds are so derived, we shall have a truly healthy political situation in this country. Both parties will belong to the people." In that last phrase is the challenge to Glenn Frank and the Republican group who have undertaken to reorganize the Republican party. Wilt the Republican parly become again as it was in the days of Abraham Lincoln and in the days of Theodore Roosevelt? True, in the time of "T. R," he was denouncing the "malefactors of great wealth," but privately he was writing to the late E. H. Harriman, the railroad magnate, that "you and I are practical men" and his party was receiving large contributions from the big business men of the country. Theodore Roosevelt, however, waj shrewd enough to see that the true test of his ptogressivism was whether he heeded the reactionary point o£ view of the large campaign contributors or merely accepted their financial aid on the theory that they were beneficiaries of a Nation's prosperity and ought to help him because he believed his formula would preserve prosperity by avoiding revolution. He sent, on December 2, 1902, for instance, a message to Congress, in which he vigorously denounced monopoly and appealed for Federal r control of corporations, but he put his pica for reform on this ground"Insistence upon the impossible means delay in achieving the pos- thc stubborn defense alike of what is good and what is bad In the exist- Continued on Page Ten. DAVIDSON'S "Meet me at Davidson's" January Event No. 3 C L E A R A N C E of entire stock of SLIPS, GOWNS and SLEEPING PAJAMAS Broken lots, some slightly soiled from handling. Tailored and 'ace trimmed. Not all sizes in each style but all sizes in the lots. regular 1.95 to 6.95 grades 1/3 off January Event No. 4 C L E A R A N C E of entire stock of FLANNEL ROBES, SILK HOUSE COATS and LOUNGING P.J.'s , Broken lots remaining froYn a busy holiday selling All sizes included. regular 1.95 to 10.95 grades 1/3 off

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