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Jf LAST EDITION PRICE 2 The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. VOL. 36, NO. 58 I juiy 'iTiias CONNELLSVILLE, I'A. WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 12, 1938 TWELVE PAGES. MAY EASE NEW DEAL METHODS Modification Forecast After Roosevelt's Conference. NOCHANGE IN OBJECTIVES By LYLE C WILSON United Press Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Jan 12 --President Roosevelt's snap business conference exchange oÂ£ views with five outstanding industrialists was expected by some authorities today to lead to further discussion of possible modification of some New Deal methods of dealing with economic problems The industrialists raised at the White House the objection that methods chosen by the New Deal to attain specified objectives were not m all cases actually hastening accomplishment of desired goals That information, obtained from unusually well-informed and authoritative sources by the United Press, was accompanied by emphatic assurance that the Administration would not change its objectives in any degree, despite possible modification in methods of achieving them President Roosevelt surprised the Capital yesterday with a sudden conference with Alfred P. Sloan, chairman of General Motors Corporation, Ernest T. Weir, chairman of National Steel Corporation, M. W Clement, president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, Lewis Brown, president oÂ£ Johns-Manville Company, and Colby M. Chester, chairman of General Poods Corporation. Sloan was their spokesman. They foresaw a greater degree" of understanding and cooperation between business and government Sloan and Wier told questioners business was better. The White House left the public groping, however, for details of the conference as well as for Identity of the business combinations or leaders regarded by W.r. Boosevett'as responsible for evils and abuses he has pledged the New Deal to eradicate v Mr. Hoosevelt believed It is silly for questioners to ask the identity of those recalcitrant business elements --a mere handful, he said--who arc expected to oppose Administration efforts to eliminate undesirable concentration of control over finance and industry. The United Press was informed on excellent authority that the White House conference had made a good start toward working out conflicts between business and governmental attempts to reach some substantially identical objectives There was frank discussion for an hour and a half in which the industrialists are believed to have convinced Mr. Roosevelt that they came in a helpful mood and with some general ideas for improving business conditions But it is understood that nothing specific was discussed nor was a specific program outlined. Most of all, it was cm- phaoized that neither side had sought a panacea, quack remedy or patent medicine cure for business ills Chinese Sink Four Japanese Warships By United Press. HANKOW, Jan. 12--The Chinese Central News Agency reported today that Chinese airplanes had sunk two of four Japanese warships whir Â· sailed up the Yangtse from "SVuju, above Nanking It was asserted that two Japane-e munitions planes were bombed in Anhwci province, west of Nanking and that two raiding Japanese airplanes were shot down in Kvvangsi province, west of Canton. Just Off the Wire TOKYO, Jan 12.--Japanese leaders, as tho result of an imperial conference, are completing a program of diplomatic and military action which, may include a. final effort to effect a. peace agreement with China, It was announced today. Unusual secrecy attached lo the many conferences which liad followed ycs- terday'ii solemn conference under Emperor Blrohlto, fifth of the sort In modern Japanese history. WASHINGTON, Jan. 12--Chairman Mary T. Norton, DcmocnÂ», New Jersey, announced toda the Housfc Labor Committee had \oted to report a ware-hour bill to the House Some committee members said it was the same bill which the House recommitted al the special session. -A- McKEESPOKT, Jan. 12--Victor Marquard, ClUrtoo, sou of the general superintendent of the Clalrion plant of Carnegie-Illinois Steel Cor- noration, was injured seriously today In an automobile collision on Route $1 near arRC. Taken (o McKecsport Hospital, Marquard's left Ire Mas amputated below the knee. Roosevelt Will Meet 50 Business Leaders Jan. 19 By United PICJS. WASHINGTON, Jan 12--Secretary of Commerce Daniel C Roper announced today that 50 of the Nation s outstanding business leaders will meet with President Roosevelt January 19 to discuss cooperative efforts toward economic recovery Second National Staff Reeiected Officers and directors of the Second National Bank were reelectcd Tuesday at the annual meetings of stockholders and the board The officers arc. President, William J. Davidson, vice-presidents. Grant Dull and Alex B Hood, cashier, H. P. Pore, and assistant cashier, J Clyde Whitelcy. The board of directors, is composed of Mr Davidson, Mr Dull, Mr Hood, D Harry Horton, Dr Louis P. McCormick, David Werthcimcr and B B. Zimmerman The board of directors of the First National Bank of Davson was increased from five to six at the annual meeting of stockholders Tuesday and Allen E Strawn, son of the late Martin E Strawn, was elected to the newly created position The other five directors were reelected. They are George G Cochran, A C Sherrard, John M Core, John C Sherrard and S. J. I. Morningstar The lust named had been named to the board shortly after the death of Mr Strawn last year. Mr. Cochrnn was reelectcd president, A C. Sherrard vice-president, Mr. Momingstar cashier and John C Continued on Page Six Byrne, Minerd Resume Duties As Trials End Assistant District Attorney Harry W Byrne and Asistant County Detective WUbert R (Patsy) Minerd have returned to their duties at the Fayctlc county courthouse with the termination of the highly publicized Frank C. Monaghan murder case Indictments against these two ofllciaU and seven others were quashed when the Allegheny county court granted a nol pross on petition of District Attorney Andrew T. Park of Pittsburgh. They voluntarily withdrew from their official capacities during the period they were under indictment and upon completion of the case the two were returned to their original status and went back to work Charge Roosevelt Responsible for Building Tie-Up By United Press. PITTSBURGH, Jan 12 -- T h e Pittsburgh Building and Construction Trades Council today declared in a resolution that "fear and uncertainty of possible pction by the present Congress and the executive" has frozen approximately a quarter billion dollais earmarked by large corporations for construction The 28 craft; unions comprising the American Federation of Labor Building Trades n Pittsburgh requested the Hosevelt Admimstiation to modify existing and contemplated legislation which "retards instead of stimulates" the construction industry. JUSTICE MAXEY NOT CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR By United PHILADELPHIA, Jan 12--Justice George W. Maxey of the State Supreme Court said today he would not seek the Republican gubernatorial nomination in the May 17 primaries. AUTOIST RELENTS, ADVERTISES FAIR NEW YORK, Jan 12--Martin McHobin, 42, who rebelled at advertising the 1939 New York world's fair on his automobile license plates and covered with tape the worls he didn't like, wns fined $5 but pamcnt wat, suspended Through council he assured Police Judge Julius- Haven in Westchester county that he had taken the tape off and wojldn t put it back on unless the higher courts said he could This is the line McHobin blotted out"New Yoik World's F-ur 1939 ' The motousts counsel s.Â»d hoi to the county court*. 1 Kid "Elopers" in Florida LOWELL MAST EDWINA KEYSER MIAMI BEACH, Flo, Jon 12--Edwma Koyscr, 13 and Lowell Mast, 14, cighth-giade students who disappeared Friday from their homes in Bremen, Ind, arrived here todiy, without funds, and were turned over to juvenile authorities The boy and gal sweethearts since they were m the fifth grade, and who were believed by their pircnts to hnvc eloped, imdc no attempt, to set married, they told officers Hauls Wife's Body Among Candy Goods; Son Causes Arrest By United Srcis WALSENBURG, Colo , Jan 12--As a candy salesman, Everett Hughes was reliable enough that homicide could not delay um Not even the slaying of his wife So he lo ided his automobile with samples of his swectstufN, erummcd hiÂ« wife's bodv into the car's rear trunk, and went out as usual to call on his customers Between towns after hi* days work was done, he found a likely place beside the road and buncd ha wife She was i writer ana poctc'is Then Hughes returned to his c indy route He couldn't disappoint his customers It was nine days ago that he shot his wife, after in argument ibout money and divorce It was Hughes own son who tripped him Mrs Hughes was the youth s step-mother The son began receiving letters, signed by his step-mothers mine, but not written in her style Mis Hughes didn't misspell words She was a professional writer Her friends say she had sold .mother story to the Saturday Evening Post the last title Ihcy saw her So the fathers son, Ralph Hughes, \vho lives in Denver and works is a draftsman for the U S Dep irtnu nt of Interior, sent word to the sheriff that h Â· hid grave suspicions about his step-mother The E' i-rett Hughes lived it Pueblo The sheriff caught Hughes in Las Vegas still plying his candy route The husband confessed, and took the sheriffs men to where his wife was buried, beside the road under two feet of f ozcn earth Put ii jail .it Pueblo, the candj man said he lulled his wife in self defense, that she had a revolver and he had a rifle during their quarrel He was unnerved by his capture, but insisted that he was innocent of murder It happened January 3 at their home at Pueblo, he said He is a?, the same age of his dead wife Tlicir domestic life had been unhappj and Continued on Pago Six. Pennsylvania Roads Granted Rate Boost -By United HARRISBURG, Jan 12 --The Public Service Commission todiy authorized the 23 Pennsylvania railroads to increase intrastate freight rates on a long list of commodities beginning June 20 Freight on which increases were allowed was (.elected from d list including virtually all trdflk except anthracite coal, packing house products, building materials, bituminous coal, coke, iron and steel articles, lime, cement, iron ore, petroleum and its products. THREE INQUESTS LISTED THURSDAY BY CORONER BALTZ Special to The Courier UNIONTOWN, Jan. 12--Coroner S A Baltz will conduct three inquests tomorrow afteinoon The probes will be into the deaths of Joseph Grabek, 50, who died Janus./ 4 m the hospiUl here aa a result of an abdominal wound said lo be inflicted by his wife, Julia, John Chlebek, 51, of Evuns Manor, killed Sjnday night when hit by an automobile driven b John Bezak, and John Lendecki, 74, of near Flatwoods, struck December 27 by a car driven by H K Thompson of Mor- Sinlowji uhilc ualKinc ilong llic hichvvay near Smock Unpublished Letter Of Washington Found By Michigan Teacher By United PTCM. ANN ARBOR, Mich, Jan 12--A research student it the University of Michig.n toaay discovered n hitherto unpublished and unknown letter written by George Washington The letter found by John Aldcn a teaching Kllov in the university history dep irtmcnt, was dated M.iv 17, 1768 It was found in the papers of Gcncnl Thorn is Gate in the William L Clements Library of Americana The letter wis written to John Bhir, acting governor of colonial Virgin! i, and passed along in its origin il foim to General Gage commanding the British troops in Amcric i during the Revolutionary Wtr Washington, writing in behalf of Virginia friends who were traders engaged in supplying the British gamson at Fort Pitt, was interested in a boundary dispute He wanted to see that i proposed Indian boundary line should be drawn far enough west so that what is now Southwestern Pennsylvania would remain open to white settlers for the sake of traders' safety. City to Honor Judge Matthews Thursday Night With every detail completed the testimonial dinner arranged b the Board of Trade in honor of Judge Ross S Matthews for Thursday evening at Pleasant Valley Country Club appears likely to surpass any event of the kind in the history of the city Judge Mntthews n the first resident of Connellsville to attain the bench in Fayette county and nearly 50 ot Ins friends will galhei at the count y club to pay hin honor T D Girdncr, m charge oC the sale of tickets, announced today that approximately a score of places arc still available Cnrc has been exercised in the seating arrangements and the largest crowd ever to gather at the country club will be accommodated G Fred Rieman, president ol Capstan Glass Company, will be toostmastcr American Legion County Committee Witt Meet Tonight A meeting of the Fayetle County American Legion Committee will be held tonight at 7 30 o'clock in Citizens Cafeteria at Umontown There will be election of officers The Weather Snow flurries tonight and probably Thursday morning, colder Thursdiy and in extreme west portion tonight is the noon weathei forecast for Western Pcnnsvlvania Temperature Record 1938 1937 M i\imum 4J 10 Minimum 11 T .Mean _,. -S3 U Pipe Through Floor Pins Car Rider to Seat By United Press LOS ANGELES, Jan 12--Alexander Oliphinl, 32, one ol the most surprised commuters ever to ride a street car, was resting comfortably in i ho*-ital today A section of three-quarter inch pipe popped through the floor as he rode to work, pierced his groin and thigh, and pinned him to the scat for 35 minute"; until rescuers cut it through with an acctyhne torch The foot-long pipe apparently lay in the groove beside the rail A car wheel curved it and flipped it back, driving it up through the heavy floor and wooden seit Britain Plans 10,000 Planes In 12 Months By United Prcx* LONDON, Jan 12--Within one year Great Britain expects to have Â«i fleet of 10,000 military airplan s, it was asserfd today on high authority--more ttwn equal to the combined air strength of Italy, Germany and Jnpin on the basis of available estimates Not only th.it, but within a year the government expects the royal air force to be backed up by a manufacturing organization capable of turning out bombing and fighting plinos at a rate never bclore equalled even m the Wo-ld War This information w? given today as the army in the second big shakeup within six weeks named six officers of the oungcr school to kcv posts in the high command at the expense of older men An investigation %vas imdc of the rearmament position in Britain, as concerned aircraft, bcc-utbC of ^ig ou^ attacks on the lir ministry und particularly on Viscount Svvmton. ur minister by newspapers Articles complimcd of muddling lagging red tape, buiciucno But it was oon indicated tint these complaints were companions of tho^c long familiar in Britain which has feared from time to time conquest by the Spanish Continued on Page Six Stomach Ulcer May ' Prevent Genovese's Removal From County UMONTOWN, Jin 12.--A physic a l cMmmilion m Union town Hospital re veiled an active stomich ulcer which will probably ciuc n change in the original hcntencc metÂ«d out to Ted Gcntncse, number pool head, lo enable him to serve his tcim of two ytirb in the Fnyottc county jail rather than the Allegheny county workhouse Dr. E B Edic had Gcno\ese under observation for three days and jndi- cited this afternoon that the proper food for the treatment of the ulcer was absolute); necessai y Officials said this km-I of food ia not available at the v,orkhouse nnd no ill persons are icceived Genovese has been under the guird of a deputy sheniT for the last three diys during his observation nt the hospital Upper Tyrone Teacher Dismissal Argument Postponed to Friday UNIONTOWN, Jan 12--Hearing of arguments in the case of Mrs Gertrude Sauers Swink of Bioad Ford, dismissed teacher of Upper Tyrone township, wns postponed today until Friday Original argument had boon set for Wednesday after its postponement from Monday Justice Cardozo's Condition Worse WASHINGTON, Jan 12 --A council of specialists was called to confer at 3 o'clock today at the bedside of Justice Benjamin N Cardozo, in critical condition with a heart ailment WASHINGTON, Jan 12 --The condition of Justice Benjamin N Cardozo is less favorable today, his physician, Dr J P Earnest, Jr, announced Earnest made his icport after his morning visit to the apartment of the justice who is critically ill with heart disease after an attac'c of shingles and grip The physician's bulletin was regarded as especially seiious in view of his previous reports indiciting that Cardozo's condition is critical ind thit the justice npp.rcntly is tdmllv iObin, gioinul in his fight PORT SAYS NOTHING ABOUT CREW Piloted Death Plane Nick B 3famcr Among the 10 victims of that Northwest Alrlino plane tragedy near Bozcman, Mont, was Nick B Mamer, pilot of the ship which crashed In flames Mamer s home waa in Spokane Wash The plane, a new-typo Zephyr recently put Into service, \\ as flying from Seattle to Chicago --Central Prca* Local Numbers Writers Taken To Workhouse UNIONTOWN' J in 12--In custody of deputy shcufTs, Angelo Robertucci and Nick Rulh, both of Connellsville, were removed to Allegheny county workhouse today. They were directed to pay fines of $250, costs and spend 12 months in the works If fine and costs are paid, then sentences will be reduced to siv months Matty Bam and Minor Gray, the deputies, took the men to the prison Both were sentenced as numbers racketeers With removal of the two, the county jail inmates total 10G, including 98 men and eight women Says Pennroad Used Millions to Defeat Government in 1929 WASHINGTON, Jan 12 -- Chau- rmn Burton K Wheelei, Democrat, Montana, of the Senatc_ Railroad Investigating Committee' charged today that Pennroad Corporation spent millions of dollars in 1929 to ' defeat the -urns of the United States Government ' Wheeler made his charge as Frank E Taplin, piesidcnt of the Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway, told the rail inquiry that sole of 73 pei cent of the road's stock to Pennroad in 1929 foi appioxim-.tely $37323,240 biought a net piofit of $12909,OoO. Girl Scout Leaders To Get Instruction Miss Jejn Chriity will conduct a school of instruction for Girl Scout captains, lieutenants and committee members, duvmg the first week of February, it was decided Tuesday afternoon when the Girl Scout Council met at the Y. M C A The classes will be held at the First Methodist Episcopal Church Mrs. William M Fox, commissioner, presided at the meeting Papers concerning the aims and objects of scouting were distributed among the members Vnhuitown li O. Agent, UNIONTOWN, Jan 12 --Luther M Keck has been named station agent for the Baltimore Ohio Railroad here, succeeding J. W Madore who was forced into retue- ment due to injuries several weeks ago when he slipped and fell Mr Keck for a number of jears. was afllhitcd with the railroad as. a yardmaster here and in Pittsburgh Suit to Recover Funds. UNIONTOWN, Jan 12--Depart- mert of Public Assistance todny filed suit against Newman Boyd of Un- lomown, administrator of the estate of Jerry Imn Bnilcy toiccover $189 illrgcctb gncn B- lej thiough old against the complication ol diseases I age assistance nnymjmU Absence of Radio Flash Leads to Theory of Sudden Disaster. ONLY ONE PLANE TO MAKE SEARCH BULLETIN 1 B United PreÂ£ PAGO PAGO. AMERICAN SAMOA, Jan 12--The Na\ reported today that wreckage of the b.nnoan Clipper had been found 14 miles nortluicit of this Island harbor. There was no indication, according to Navy advices, as io the fate of Captain i'duin C. Musick anil the K other members of the crew who -ncrc aboard the gUnt craft By B F KNEUBUHL, United Picss Stafl Conespondent PAGO PAGO TUTUILA ISLAND, Simoa, Jan 12 --This island's only airplane sped out to search the South Sea today fpi Pan American Airways' giant Samoan Clipper, which was lost with a crow of seven men off the gioup of islands for which it was named Captain Edwin J Musick, the greatest aeml trail blu^er of modern times, was in command of the missing plane He- had a crew of six men, bvit there were no passengers aboard The flying boat had been on the last lap of a new route between the United States and New Zealand The clipper vanished Tuesday morning just 47 minute;, after it left Pago Pago Captain Musick reported then that one of the four motors hod developed an oil leak and he was tuimng back to Pago Pago It was believed that the plane had gone doun not more than 30 miles from shore A plane f lom the U S. minesweeper Avocet conducted the search The pilot was out yesterday afternoon, and searched until dark At dawn he wjs away again. Men at Pan American Airways base here frankly admitted that they feared the plane had sunk in the sea. The believed it might hnvc_cxploded when Captain Musick dumped the gasoline cargo to gam more speed or altitude All along the chain of islands where Pan American Airways has ctabhshcd bases for tranb-Paciflc flying from Honolulu to Hong Kong along the north route, and Honolulu to Aucklind, New Zealand, by the south, men of the tcrvtcc waited hopefully today for ncwi In two ycarb of Paciilc flying, no clipper before had been in berious difficulty. The scene of this mishap was more than C.OOO milei west of tho coast ot South America, below the Equator and ironically, beside the very little island groups from which the Samoan Clipper got Its name It was shortly after 8 o clock Tuesday morning. Samoan time, (1 P. M. Tuesday, EST) that the flying boat ran into trouble. But because of the remoteness ot the islands,, the difl 1 - cultici of communication and the dnTerence in time, nothing was learned of the trouble in the United States until last night An unconfirmed report, late la-t night, that the clipper had been sighted floating in the sea 74 miles west of the island, raised hopes for a brief ume, until the source of the lumoi was traced to a private radio operator who had only seen a plane unloading gasoline in t-ie harbor of Apia, Butioh Samoa The Pin Ameucan An ways station ri^ had relayed the icport to Â·Â·om- pany hcaduuaitoib in Alamedu, Cal, where the hopes were later dashed. The clipper was believed to be down on the north side of Tutuila Island Captain Musick would have approached the harbor here coming m over the western ridge of the island There were two radio Pits on the plane which was capable of landing at sea, and it v as considered significant that nothing had been heard even by the emergency radio trans- mitt^r Had Captain Mustek landed !=afely, he would have announced the fact by radio immediately Tutui'a Island is 17 miles long and five miles wide It has mountains that use 1 500 feet K.!ilroal Lnclnccr Dead Veinon E Lynch ti8, Baltimore S: Ohio locomoth e engmeei, suffered a hcuit ittuck it the nilroad roundhouse at Cumber and and died while being til"n to i hospitnl He was a idtnt of Keysci, W Va , end h~d been in the service 37 jcars Admitted to Hospital. Miss Stella Whnley of Everson, Miss Sndie Knk of Vandcrbilt and, Mrs Edith Wagner of 622 Trurap ivenuc have been admitted to Con- lbv lie Stale Ho^pil il for treatment.