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January 23, 1939

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 4

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I'AGE FOUR. HIE DAILY COURIER, CONNET-'LSVIL.LE. PA. MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 193!. rc latlg (ttourar THE COURIER COMPANY , Jarncs J. Dnscoll _ R. A. Doncgan Walter Stimme] Itunes M. DriscoU J. Wyllc Driscoll _ 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. Served by United Press and International News Service SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month; S5 per year, or S2.50 for six nonths by mail If paid In advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Postofflce, ConnellsviUe, Pa. MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 23. 193D NECESSITY PARAMOUNT ISSUE ·With representativeb of the county, tho city and tlifc State and business men gathered together around the conference table and with all agreed the need exists, we should feel ourselves on the "way toward the goal of a new bridge, however rocky may be the road. 1 Mayor Younkin, speaking for the city, stresses the paramount issue--the urgent need of a span to replace the unsafe one long ago pronounced inadequate for a main highway; County Commissioners John W. Rankln and Arthur Higinbotham agree with the Mayor on that point; Assemblyman M. J. Welsh has indicated his interest by introducing a bill to have the State take over the structure; the Merchants' Club bridge committee, representing business, is back of the movement to a man. The problem to be solved is how it s'aall be financed. If the State Legislature is favorably impressed with the Welsh bill and so votes the solution may be found in action ' "by the Highways Department. If it fails to act or votes ad- ,-versely, the burden will rest on the county. The need will still be there. - If the county does not have the money, there . is a way to get it--by a bond issue. The outstanding fact to be kept constantly in mind is that the antiquated span is not only Inadeuuate but has been found by a competent authority to be unsafe. The determination of the people should continue to be A NEW AND MODERN ONE AT THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE TIME. THEIR POSITION ENVIABLE Being a letter carrier has something to intrigue the fancy besides wearing a uniform and- hobnobbing daily with the patrons of Uncle Sam's postal service along the routes. The carrier is secure in his job so long as he lives up to 'the simple requirements. He's under the Civil Service and cannot be removed except for cause. The pay is sure. Uncle Sam may some day default in the huge debt that is being piled up, but his checks go out with clocklike regularity to all employes. Besides job security and sure pay there is a most desirable feature--the retirement system. It permits the em- ploye to quit at a time in life when normally there are still many years to go. And the pension is ample for average needs--much more so than in most callings. It was probably this enviable situation that prompted one of the officers of the National Association of Letter Carriers--Dan R. Sullivan of San Francisco--to remark.at the employes' banquet the other night that the postal em- ployes' position is "very good." He embraced not only the carriers but the force at the office which keeps the flow of mail moving there. Said Mr. Sullivan: "I've been all over the country and every where I've gone our men have been well dressed and apparently have money to pay for the things they need. Congress is content to let us alone and we should let it alone, especially since we're so well off." The last sentence was a warning against making any demands on the Government so long as the unemployment situation remains as it is. The men who bring your mail daily play an important part in life's routine. You may not see them days on days. But if there's anything coming to you by way of Uncle Sam's postal service they'll be there. Right soon -you'd miss them if they failed to make the rounds. SXEEI/ DEVELOPMENTS PAVOBABHJ Moderate recovery in miscellaneous eteel demand, a gain in automobile 'production and quickening in railroad markets are outstanding favorable developments in the industry, according to the magazine Steel. These factors point to rising production later in the quarter, despite the recent tendency for steelmaking to level off. Operations were down half a point last week at 51.5 per cent. The seasonal pattern of steel production formerly called for a steady upturn in output during January and February. Since 1936 this trend has been altered by^the introduction of. new automobile models n November instead of January, thereby moving into fourth quarter a substantial tonnage which In the past was produced in January and February. In both 1936 and 1937, ,two of the steel industry's best years, steelmaking moved within a narrow range until February- Buyers continue hesitant to order beyond narly needs, although with only a few exceptions- stocks are low and requirements are steady or heavier. Indicative of recovery In steel consumption by smaller users, warehouse, sales generally are back to early-December levels and in some instances business Is- well ahead of last month. Railroad-programs,;.for-equipment and material buying gradually ate taking'form. While these involve fairly heavy steel tonnages, and. tend to confirm expectations of a marked increase in "purchases over the poor volume of 193S, a-number-of roads'are slow to proceed with contemplated replacement of tracks, freight cars and locomotives. s AVILL COXTKDE Governor James will keep Up the good work starte'd by- Governor Earle in reducing the toll of the highways. The announcement has not yet come from Capitol Hill but it may be expected in due time. Whether the Governor has any plan to improve upon that of his predecessor remains to be; seen. Whatever it is, curbing the speeder will be the dominant factor. Major Lynn G. Adams, new head of'the Motor Police, is heartily in favor of it. Long before Earle issued his safety order and while Major Adams was identified with the old Highway Patrol, he proposed to the Governor rigid enforcement of the automobile Jaws. Earle did not pay any attention to the suggestion. But after the major had been "purged" and Percy Foote became commissioner he put the plan into effect with excellent results: "The 193S death toll was 33 per cent below that of the previous year. Major Adams has not changed in his attitude toward speed. A further reduction in the casualty list may be expected during 1939. STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. NOT .LET DOWN In one of his epistles Paul ] slang in Paul's day. That great speaks o{ being persecuted "but not forsaken." It is interesting to observe that this word "forsaken" in Greek really means "le* down." So Paul's statement really means that he was being persecuted bu- not let down. Men were persecuting him on all sides, but he had a support which enabled him to lise above his pain. He was not lorsakcn by the Almighty. That was ills consolation. With that conviction he strengthened his heart every day. The expression "to let a person down" is a slang expression today, but It v.-as not saint rejoiced in the fact that although men buftcttcd him about on all occasions, God held him firmly In H's hands and kept him from being overcome completely by these circumstances. So let our faith in the midst of difficult: .s be the faith of the Apostle Paul. We may be persecuted, maligned, evilly spoken against. The tragedies of life may overtake us nn-1 disappointment may lay us low with its bludgeoning, but our comfort will ever be this--God never lets us down. "I have been persecuted," said Paul, "but not let down." markers have been erected, re the exception. All rlKhta reserved--Babson Newspaper Syndicate. Whaifs What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART WASHINGTON, Jan. 23.--President Hoosevclt himself Is not much more carefully guarded by Uncle Sam'ss Secret Service men than are members of the German diplomatic taft in Washington. Ambassador MeckhofT, to be sure. Is on indefinite cave In the fatherlnnd, but Charge d'Affaircs Hans Thomson Is just as much ot a worry to the Government's 'dicks" as Dleckhoff would be if he were here. For that matter, even the pettiest secretary at Hcrr Hitler's icadquartcrs in Massachuctts avenue B a severe headache to our Federal plain clothes men--and to the Jocal wlice, too. It isn't that the "cops" care so in- enslvely for the country's Teuton guests on tho latters' own account. Whit perturbs American officialdom is the thought: "How perfectly terrible it would ook II one of these Aryans were to be 'liquidated' or even shot at In our midst!" 'Sacred." Nobody is quite so sacred as a foreign ambassador or minister or consul or any of their underlines In the various lands to which they may be assigned. Such a functionary can't so much ns be arrested--not even if 10 commits murder. His home folk can be asked to recall him if he is objectionable enough. In on emergency he can be deported. But while ic remains- technically a diplomat he Is entitled to every Imaginable consideration from the nation to which le Is accredited. For example, when two peoples go to war, each one's first thought Is to repatriate Its rival's ambassadorial or mlnlstrlal representatives with all due respect. It is o point of honor. Why, not so long ago a Maryland policeman, who did not know anything of International law or custom arrested nn attache of Washington's Persian legation for the tuto speeding. On the strength of this afliont Persia broke off diplomatic relations with the United States. The State Department apologized profusely, but Persia is not jatis/lcd yet. It transacts business with Washington through the embassy of Turkey, a "neutral power." Suppose the Worst, Considering the row that that incident created, suppose some crackbrained individual were to take a shot at a Nazi representative here! 1 Our G-men had not thought of that up to the time when Hcrschcl Grynszpnn, a Polish Jew, killed German Ambassadorial Attache Ernst vom Hath in Paris. That tragedy started them a-frctting. Could such a thing happen In Washington? Well, no, probably not. But now comes the news of a pot shot through the window Into the ofilce of the German consulate general in Amsterd.-im and another one into the German legation's quarters at The Hague. That sort of thing is contagious. Police are quite aware that, n conspicuous piece of Illegality having been "pulled off" more'of "the same" Is a reasonable likelihood. And-Oh, how they hate to think of the possibility of a shot or two into the German embassy here! Germany Especially. An irresponsible cuss could take a shot into the British, the French or maybe the Italian embassy and London, Paris or Rome unquestionably would accept Washington's assurance that it was an individual "nutty" act --and let it go at that. But Berlin would not. Berlin has a "complex." Its version would be the "Jews did it." Germany probably Isn't crazy but Hitler evidently is, and he seems to run Germany. Stirring up a lunatic Is bilious business. You do not exactly like to admit that you are afraid of him. Still, you do not quite like to have one of your own firecrackers exploded under him. , The German embassy in Washington Is closely watched in consequence. . As Others Think BIGOTRY Said he to me: "Tlic man';, a jew!' SuCKcstlnc he Meant \vronfi to do: SuKgcsUnE I Should bar the gate And lash him by With thongs o£ hate. S.ttd he to me: "The man's not ours!" Sugtiebtinc he Misused his power-;; SugfjCbiinn \vc Of dlflerlnK creed Were kno\\n to be God's favoiltc breed To him bald I: "With open mind As ctajs ro by Perhaps ue'll llrd Whatc'er hiv birth Or creed or c!an. He comet to cirth, A fellow man.' MB. ICKES STUMBLES (New York Herald Tribune.) Mr. Harold L. Ickes, Sccretaiy of ;hc Interior, wss once a reporter for Chicago newspapers. Yet In his recent remarks at the Town Hall on the freedom ot the press he was guilty of more misstatcments and misrepresentations of fact than we have been let" to expect from even spokesmen for the Administration. So may we say, to start with, that we blush for him as a former member of the newspaper profession? It really is rather amazing and ridiculous that this official gentleman so obviously attempting to rcflccl White House opinion of the New Deal's newspaper critics, should have been so wrong in his particulars Mr. Frank Gannett, in the course of the debate with him, had occasion to correct him sharply on n statement regarding the control of certain Gannett newspapers. Subsequently Dr Haymond Pearl, of Johns Hopkins University, has denied categorically his assertion that studies ot the cffcc ot tobacco on the human system were refused newspaper space (Mr. Ickcs implication being that the press was under the thumb of the cigarct advertisers.) "So far from not having been given publicity," Dr. Pearl has ' 1, "ilie matter has been printed In every crossroads newspaper in the country and the clippings have been delivered to me by the pailful." Mr. Ickes said that the story of an automobile accident involving a car serving a Boston department store was carried only in "The Transcript.' "The Boston Herald" had rcfernx him fo specific Issues of Its morning edition, Its evening edition, of "The Traveler" and "The Sunday Herald 1 where the account of the accident appeared In lull prominence "with names and pictures of all participants." Mr. Ickcs accused the Herald Tribune of refusing to print an ad vcrtlscment of a book by Georg Seldcs entitled "Lords of the Press.' No advertisement of this book wa: ever refused by the Herald Tribune He accused us of censoring and dis continuing the advertisement of thi 30ok "America's Sixty Families." In this case we printed the original ad vertisemert only to discover that 1 was libclous. Subsequently w printed a retraction of the libclou material signed by the book's au thor and publisher and continued t carry their advertisement minus thi material. These, we are sure, are morel; samples of the gross Inaccuracy 01 which Mr. Ickcs has builded hi thesis that the American press Is un der the dictation of the countin room. Let us proceed now to specu late on how he comes by his mis taken opinion, so pathetically »up ported. It would be uncandld ot us to con tend that American newspapers either collectively or individually ar always paragons of intellectual in tcgrlty. No human institution ha ever ascended, except perhaps mo mentarily, into that pure realm whcr thought and expression are un touched by unworthy consideratlor But we cnn say that, relatively t the press of any other country with! our knowledge, the American pres makes a valiant approach to this idea and so little dcsen'p$ llic stricture and sneers of the embittered M Ickes that one wonders at his effron tery In giving them vent. However, let us recognize that few public officials can resist the tempta tion to impute sordid motives to the critics. Many a one of a politica faith diametrically opposed to that _ Mr. Ickes has lashed out against th press m more or less the manner o our Secretary of the Interior. Ho' much greater the provocation in h case, half convinced, us he seems be, that private enterprise Is n ogre to be punished and controlled, not suppressed, by a benevolcn autocracy in Washington! To one o. his totalitarian tendencies hatred of criticism from private sources is nat- t'rally greater than his fear of the alternative, a press like that in Germany or Italy or Russia or Japan confined to government propaganda and praise of Its overlords. On the othT hand, the piefcrence of the American people for what they have--newspapers which among them print all the news and every shade of opinion--can hardly be in doubt. And they will wonder why Mr. Ickes should have been foolish enough to i'-k the self-revelation of his tirade. The responsibility, one can't help thinking, rests higher up. Sidelights Lying against the east bank along he public road on the hill just south f Broad Ford is a tombstone, ap- arcntly dislodged by the element! ·om an old ccmctciy atop the cm- ankmcnt. It Is sawed from native .one of the shelving type. It bears he inscription: ''Christ Rist. Died 1844, aged 65 cars." The little cemetery, overgrown ·1th weeds and grass and briars, it, he last resting place of numerous Id-timers. Most of the graves :irc (·signaled by native stone markers, omc are of marble, worn away by ·ind and rain until the names aio no onger readable. A few granite They Oldest in years of the pioneers nid away on the knoll is John Rist: The stone on his grave bears this incriptlon: "In memory of John Hist. Died 'ebruary the 4 day 1836. cars." Aged CO Other inscriptions: 'In memory Conrad Rist. Died WASHINGTON, Jan. sti atosphere pass is 23. -- The j backer. Senator Norris, object, favor with Quarterback Roosevelt this season. It's a new one und the most deceptive of all touchdown plays. The quarterback throws the ball so high in the Mr. Hopkins has a ball he can run with in the coming meeting ot the Business Advisory Council. Composed of 53 business leaders it will meet. air it is lost In the clouds, then when I here with him next week. Under his " (he opposition figures the game has | predecessor. Roper, the council was been called on account of a lost ball Mr. Roosevelt moves to the spot near the goal where he knows the ball will come down, catches it, and steps across the last line for the score. Thai's the play on the neutrality act. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee threxv the Administration program into the clouds by refusing to consider it now. When'loyal Franco and other 'ists have quit shouting and accustomed to gather, talk quietly about anything non-controversial, call upon the President, pose for pictures on tho White House steps, and steal softly back to business. What the Hopkins influence will be in this, his first meeting, with Roper's business men is something which even the businessmen - can hardly wait to ascertain. About 15 of them resign each year as a matter charging in upon Congress, late in | of formality. Hopkins, therefore, can the session, Mr. Roosevelt will be found in the corner of the Held, waiting to catch it. If the play works he uly the 30 day 1843 aged 20 years, : weeks. 2 days. Blessed arc the dead which die in the Lord." 'John Dlst. Died Jun. 25th, 1855. embareot: ^. t{ the play works. Aged 78 yrs , 4 mos. 1 da." "Mary Hist, consort of John Rist. will get more authority than he now has to select aggressor nations for Departcd this life Sept. 8, 1856, aged "3 yrs., 3 mos. 6 days." "Henry Rist, April 30, 1838, April 3, 1830." "Mary Rist, May 1, 1817, June 27, 841." "Barbara Rist. Died January the 20 day, 1835. Aged 84 years.'' "In memory of Nnncy Orbin, a daughter of J. B. Orbln, departed his life 2 of March, 1846. Aged 7 ·cars, 4 mos., 24 days." It is very difficult sometimes to tell just where the ball may come down. For instance, since Commerce Secretary Hopkins' nomination was sent to the Senate, the nir has been full of floating spheroids. Some of these apparently are inflated with helium and may never come down. First was that one about Mr. Hopkins being commissioned to bring peace between AFL and CIO, as soon as he is confirmed. The CIO and AFL were more interested In finding October the 2, 1843." "Abraham Walker. Died Oct. 14, 1857, aged 72 yrs, 2 mos." 'John Walker. Died April 9, 1857, aged 78 yrs." ^Susanna Rist. Died Mar. 28, 1864, In her 63rd year." "Henry Rist. Died Apr. 11, 1843, aged 60 yrs." 'A* son o f ' Ashford 'Hardy. Died' o u t whcr lnat on ° was «° In B " ]a " than anyone else. They Investigated and found that while the ball came from the general direction of the White House, no one knew who threw it. As near as they could make out the only Idea in throwing It was to let the Senate opposition notice how good Hopkins looked In profile against the sky, particularly as Hopkins knows nothing whatever about the subject and does not have the confidence of both sides. Yet no one is sure just what this play is. Hopkins might be able to do something If he used the coming Wagner Labor Board amendment situation as a bludgeon to make John Lewis amenable. But this is pro football and Lev/Is gave a lot of money to the town. The one tossed up from the same side suggesting Hopkins was commissioned to make a deal with Wendell Willkie to close the TVA- Commonwealth nnd Southern argument, was not full of helium but apparently ot lead. Some say the weight which held it back was TVA Commissioner David Lilienthal, but he is too big to get into anything smaller than o trial balloon. Lately he has been suffering from undulsnt fever contracted by drinking goat's milk or unpastoudzcd milk and he has not been able to get ;iround much. It is a rather serious Illness. A deal between Willkie and Hopkins, therefore, is generally considered possible (Hopkins never thought much of the power program,) but not probable as' long as Mr. Lilienthal and his Police blamed a passing car for hurling o large chunk of ice through a large glass door panel at tho Public Market nt Johnstown. Officers, pointed out that the shattered section of glass was too high in the .loor to ndicate that the ice might have been thrown In a theft attempt. They said a tire of a passing ear could have struck the piece of ice In such a manner so as to throw it through the window. The piece of ice was found about six feet inside the store. Blocks of ice on streets ure some- hurled with tcmfle force dislodged by automobile wheels. It will be recalled a local icacher, Miss Minnie Murray, was :n- iured severely when struck on the ankle in a downtown street in Pittsburgh. The injury required hos- pitolizatton. The same thing may Happen with a stone or piece of brick or other object, either on a street or country road. times when The idea of modem sleeping cars was suggested to Mr. Pullman by the double-deck cabins. bunks o£ Colorado log appoint that many new men to his new council. Republican congressmen were supposed to have been Invited to ;lide Info the White House for n conference one ot these nights, after the lights are dim. If Mr. Roosevelt Issued the Invitation, r.onc of the guests will confess they went. The LaFollelte committee is handling its publicity skillfully In planning to get new funds for a further inquiry. Reports to the Senate are being divided and spaced for press effect. Cocktail shakers in the diplomatic set have been heard to whisper M. Troyanovsky has been liquidated as (Continued on Pace Eight) Stray Thoughts By S M DeHUFP One of the meanest tricks I can , t think of is for a follow to get a box of cigars for Christmas, smoke them all himself, and then mall tho fancy wrappers to an Intimate acquaintance. One thing those New York subway crooks didn't have to fear was serial numbers of some 26 million nickels. I thoroughly agree with Mr. Frank Kent when he says it would be smart politics for the Sen- ·· ate to first hang its soiled linen out on the line for all the neighbors to see, and then let Mr. Roosevelt have Frankfurter, Murphy and HopI:Ins , for his very own. Since people don't usually eat things they dislike--why don't they act likewise with their reading matter? Add A. B. (Happy) Chandler, one-time dynamic Kentucky governor, to that list o£ forgotten folks. In my opinion, a favor is not much of a favor unless It affects the time, labor, or pocket-bodk of the person granting it. I feel myself expanding terrifically ever since one of our cltm wrote in a letter that "it takes a big man to poke fun at himself." Looks as If It'll take a court order to make "a prominent South Side businessman and apartment house owner lay aside that straw, hat. Let's go to press. Factograpta Worry nbout health, business or a love affair may cause physical fatigue, although the sufferer has not exerted himself. Interest In pure bred dogs has increased in the United States 100 per cent since the first dog show was held in Mincola, N. Y., in 1874. The "well-dressed man" should own 12 hats, i,jy stylists. Assurance Is Your Insurance ' When 1;he weather is hazardous--go by trolley and you automatically take out additional, insurance. You are protecting both yourself and your car from "unavoidable accidents" due to the weather. The trolley assures everyone a journey in safety-a n d comfort ' - In addition, safety is a habit with trolley operators. Years of experience operating cars in all kinds of weather has taught them that the safest way is- the best way. for Safety's by Trolley!

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