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PAGE FOUR. THIS DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 19SS. latlg fflmtrar THE-COURIER' COMPANY ;_ James J. Driscoll R. A, Donegan Walter S. Stimmcl James M. Driscoll . J. Wylie 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 Bureau ot 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 52.50 for six months by mail it. paid in advance. Entered as second class matter at the Postoffice, - - · · Connellsvillc, Pa. WEDNESDAY-EVENING, JANUARY 12, 1038. ' .' SCHOOL FIXAXCES JfEAUIA'G CRISIS - - · The Board of Education is approaching a financial crisis.' Efforts of -the Weihe-Campbell group to stay the "' day "of reckoning are almost certain to be futile. When The Courier daring the political campaign last fall pointed "to -inconsistencies in financial statements of the board's dictator,.Clyde R. Weihe, the public by its vote at the polls .""indicated: it-believed Mr. Weihe. and not The Courier. U ···will soon have facts that cannot be said to have any political color to prove The Courier was right. ","'"," .'The opening wedge was driven Monday night when .-William-L..Zollars,. finance committee chairman, asked to have the secretary and'-treasurer ernptnvered to arrange · for a loan 'of $10,000 to meet the January payroll, if such step" be necessary. He indicated he felt it would be. Mr. '"Weihe, tlie' presiding officer, counseled delay. Delay was agreed to, until next Monday. - · · The last statement showed less than $9,000 in the ·treasury. -'To meet salaries of teachers alone for January about $19,QOO.will be needed. Mr. Weihe intimated it might , b q . necessary .to defer-payment of salaries until after the "next tax instalment is due February 1. That would not be --fiir-to'thfe'teachers,'just to save face for the members of · the -board." 'The next Stale appropriation is not due until ' ' March. . Last year it was not received until two months ,- ·'· ..-.. With-.the bulk of taxes-already collected, with salary payments, to teachers'having-eight months to run, under the:'12-mbnth..spread,, and with many expenses besides .payrolls met, it seems probable the board will be compelled to arrange-next-week for the first of many loans of $10,000 to fceep the school'plant running. · - '-Eventually,the_public mind will come round to the tiiie : 'state of affairs "under the reform,administration. EDUCATION 25 YEARS HEXCE The public schpoj system today will be subject to vast changes in the next* quarter of a century in the opinion of Dr. Ned "Dearborn, professor of education at the University of New York, speaking before .the staff of the Department of Public Instruction at-Harrisburg., Recalling the days ot the log hut with slab furniture and comparing theni with today, Dr. Dearborn said the conditions pertaining to buildings, administration and program'are coming into" changes just as far-reaching. . ·' . ' ' ' - - - . - Basing his predictions on current trends,'Doctor Dearborn 'intimated that the" school of the future would hardly be recognized as a school as we conceive it today. He predicted that a quarter century hence education will be organized not in the form" of a school, as such, but rather as a social, cultural and civic community center. This new institution will comprise'educational and cultural activities adapted to the needs of individuals from infancy to old age. These.centers will serve much larger areas than are served by school districts today. This will naturally be made possible by improvements in transportation facilities. Traveling back arid forth to these community centers by airplane will be a regular practice. Not only wJll these community centers he the heart of civic, cultural and social developments, but they will be the center from which culture emanates to "every, point in the surrounding areas. Libraries, museums, art galleries, and the like, will bo available at the centers as well as to people residing at some distance from the centers. Much wider use will be made of radio and motion pictures. It is also likely that television, will be used to some advantage in these cultural.centers, so that education will continue before and after the hours of activity within the center itself.. ' .PEBKTOPOLIS METHODISTS CELEBKAEE More'than.a hundredryears have passed since a small group of.followers of the teachings of John Wesley, founder of Methodism, .organized', a; congregation at-Perryopolis. That ·vgs'soon after the_townjwas laid out. For-years-the struggltasEcongregationrhacL'no place it could-call home.- In 1832" IfTerected a-smairbuilding, which is still a landmark, and:im.which it'gathered for-worship until its.present- edifflcepwaS^erected; Th'6^BOth--or. golden--aniversary of the dedication, on Jamiary "16, ;1888, is being observed tills week witl£.ap'proprlate services, to which as many former and membeis-as could-bejocated have been invited. "Rev." pastors'an'd members as could be ocated havel been invtied., Rev. AlexEndej- E.-~Husted was pastor at .thej. time of .the dedication. He'has" long since-joined the earlier Hock leaders on the other sidie.--JRey^Fred.Grinim is pastor now. ' Many familiamames;pf/Jormcr- days -appear"on tlie. rolls of ministers and We-riVcinbersnip of tho"church. The" Courier joins with the-pcbp.le.of-the community arid farther out in felicitating pastor and congregation. STADIUM FENCE ADS SHOUW) BE J5.V«PKJ Connellsville's Board of Education -might take a lesson from the great football stadiums of the country in deciding whether there shall be or shall not be any advertising on the inside of Coker Stadium, the High School's fine new athletic field on the South Side. In none is it permitted. So far as "is known President Clyde R. Weihe is Che only advocate of-thus commercializing the stadium. He advanced the idea at the meeting of the board Monday night. Nobody backed him. When Superintendent B. B. Smith expressed the hope "you will think a long time before putting advertising on the stadium fence", he was -promptly seconded by Director Clyde S. Campbell, who usually champions the president's proposals. The public will warmly support the stand against cluttering the fence with anything that would mar the beauty of the enclosure. JIUSH FOR -COUXCILMAXIC VACANCY There's a difference between service of one's city without financial recompense, as the members of the Board of Education give, and as members of City Council. The annual stipend of ¥750 attached to the latter position is an enticing bait, as is indicated by a news item to the effect that "more than 30 persons have thrown their hats into the ring" for the vacancy in that body. The choice rests with the Mayor and the three member? now serving. They an"taking-their time" about filling tho vacancy. UNEXPECTED GUESTS! I'll M»fl?lM OVER TO GHT A FA) HUMORED HARRISBURG, Jan. 12.-- Much of political significance to Pennsylvania ias been taking place in Washington, n the past several weeks. Latest incident of interest, particularly in the ight of the fireworks expected in the 'orthcoming May primaries for sen- ntorial and gubernatorial nominations, was the visit of State Democratic Chairman David L. Lawrence o the Nation's Capital for the purpose of placing the names of Governor George H. Earle and U. S. Senator Joseph F. Guffcy before the State's Democratic congressmen as possible candidates for the offices of senator and governor, respectively. Although a poll of those in attcnd- ·mcc showed the majority in support of the proposed ticket, the opinion was far from unanimous. As Of/iers Think WALLACE'S HYMN OF HATE (Council Bluffs (la.) Nonparicl.) Secretary Wallace gleefully told the students and faculty of the University of Virginia that "Thomas Jefferson hated tlie Supreme Court with a greater hatred than any President before or since and there have been many good haters." Mr. Wallace's admission that Thomas Jefferson surpassed Franklin Roosevelt in any respect is rather surprising, but we shall let that pass for comment on some other occasion. What we wish to discuss just now is Mr. Wallace's attitude. He seems to think it a great virtue to hate some one. At present it happens to be the Supreme Court. Mr. Wallace has poured out the vials of his wrath on Chief Justice Hughes and his colleagues rather frequently. It ijave him great satisfaction to find at Mon- ticcllo the memory of another man who hated the court oven more than he and Mr. Roosevelt do. Mr. Wallace prides himself on being « "good hater." Unfortunately for the country Washington js full of haters. For the last five years we have been listening to an almost continuous hymn of liatc swelling up in high crescendo from the nation's capital. Haters were welcome in Washington. No others were wanted. Now this kind of music is going sour. The people o£ the country arc coming to realize that hymns of hate do not help business or hasten the coming of the abundant lite. Even the President is beginning to understand that hatred is a luxury he will have to forego tor a time. Mr. Wallace ought to get wise to this fact, loo. There'are other things that he might have remembered when visiting Monticello. He might, for instance, have recalled Jefferson's saying that if government told the farmers what to sow nnd what to reap the country might lack for bread. It happens to be meat we are short ot just now, but the principle still holds good. BUILDING BOOM NEEDED (Grcensburg Tribune.) · -The value of Westmoreland county property continues to climb which is a healthy sign insofar as taxes are concerned but is not too much of an inducement, for the ownership and building business. This; year, according to John H. .Darr, chairman of the county tax board, the valuation will be slightly in excess of $150,000,000. However, back in 192G it was in excess of $176,000,000 the general fall-oil being at- tribuatcd to the working out of mines and the subsequent closing of them. During tho past year, the chairman said,'the county lost a valuation of $802,150 because of closed mining operations but this was somewhat oilset by extensive building In the northern end of the county in the New Kensington area and in the Jcannette area also. Thus is given the key to the future and indicates to a measure what actually could be accomplished in Westmoreland county,'as well as elsewhere, of a building boom such as has been suggested by State and National administrations. A real effort to start a building boom is in the offing but high cost of materials and labor has been the most serious re- larding influence. Surmounting that difficulty there should be no reason why a building boom could not be pushed successfully. PRESS AGENT NOT ENOUGH (Grecnsburg Review). Governor Earle's son exceeded the speed limit in New Jersey and the Governor personally revoked the young man's license. It was the Governor, too, who arrested Attorney General Charles J. Margiotti's chauffeur for exceeding the speed limit in Steelton. Tlie Governor of Pennsylvania, it would seem, is nol ontent with i mere press agent, he I mu t ' h.ive a pi !lic iclntions counsel.' In the Day's News Brief Comment on Current Events Here and There. Many Conncllsville church and club women read with regret yesterday of, the death at New Kensington of Mrs. Pauline B. Rackoff, wife of Max Rackoff. She was identified for several years with the Jewish Synagogue, the Council of Jewish Women, the Woman's Culture Club, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Order of Eastern Star and the Hospital Auxiliary here. Their enumeration alone indicates an active life along religious, cultural, welfare and social lines. More women of the type would promote the welfare of any community. A hundred relatives and friends helped John and Edith Bicrcr Kritschgau o£ Scottdale celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Monday at their home there. It w.'is noted that of the number who attended their wedding a half century ago but two arc now living. Time marches relentlessly on. Meanwhile Mr. and Mis. Krjtschgau look forward to many more years of bliss. Judge Norman T. Boose, at Somerset, is doing his bit toward putting across the State's safe driving program. Besides fining six men $200 each for driving before the paralyzing influence of old John Barleycorn had worn off he gave each six months in the county jail to think it over. Careful drivers applaud. Charles W. Thomas, Jr., just 19, of Detroit, who was arrested at Somerset as a fugitive from Indiana justice and breaking and entering, will have plenty of time to think over his brief past and plan for reform, if he uses his better judgment. He faces five to 10 years in Stanley P. Ashc's penal institution near Pittsburgh. Then there will await a detainer from Indiana, where he sawed his way out of jail while serving a term. Somerset folks have small use for criminals. It's a rather poor commentary on the good feeling and spirit of cooperation in a church when it becomes necessary for the court to station peace officers within and without Its sacred confines to preserve order during an election. The news of Tuesday related that Judge II. S. Dumbauld had so ordered for one in Uniontown next Sunday morning when the annual election takes place. Score another for a Cumberland wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Ira Jaynes of the West Side celebrated last Sunday the 30th anniversary of their momentous visit to the Maryland Cretan Green. Mr. Jaynes is known to a wide circle of friends as the operator of a West Penn work cor. Mrs. JayncsMs the former Amanda J. Fisher of Dunbar. Factographs The Soviet Union and the Rumanian government have inaugurated a new daily air service between Odessa and Bucharest. Each time a tree is cut down on Madeira, a Portuguese island, another must be planted in its pla.ce, according to the law. According to the estimated value of school property and endowments in the United States, there is an investment of §400 for each pupil in the nation's schools. One-teacher schools are'disappear- ing in the United States at the rate of seven per day, the Federal education bureau reports. Birds fly in "V" formation so that each bird will be exposed to full force of prevailing winds, scientists believe. In listing their food preferences, United States CCC bos designated What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist WASHINGTON, Jan. 12.--One must admit that Bcnito Mussolini has plenty of justification for his attitude of hilarity toward the United States in connection with Congress' predominant reaction to Representative Louis Ludlow's proposed constitutional amendment calling lor a popular vote in support of an American declaration of war against any foreign power. At least, I suppose it was U Duce himself who gave us the ha-ha. The recent article, making fun of its, appeared in his personal newspaper, the Popolo d'Halia. and Rood judges o his literary style say that evidently he wrote it. He generally is given credit for having done so, anyway. And when I say credit I mean "credit." It was a workmanlike editorial job, whoever did it. THE LL'DLOW AMENDMENT It is like this: As we all know, the President o the United States cannot declare war but we also know that, by his management of foreign affairs, he can create such a situation that war i unescapable. Then it Is up to Congress to do the actual declaring. The voters have nothing to saj about it. That is constitutional. Congressman Ludlow of Indiana seeks to amend the Constitution s( as to deny this power to Congres; without a popularly affirmative vote This is, not unless we physically ari invaded or attacked, requiring instant action. HOW "UNDEMOCRATIC"? Objection to this process is based partly, upon the contention that while we were conducting our plebiscite, the enemy would be licking the tar out of us. It is an objection which does no seem to hold good, considering tha we could begin fighting instanter, i: actually invaded or attacked. But waive that point. Objectors complain that the Lud' low program would be undemocratic It might be un-mihtary. It migh be impractical. Vet how could it be undemocratic? MUSSOLINI'S VIEW The notion is what excites Premier Mussolini's risibilities. What makes him laugh is the suggestion that anyone could assume that it is democratic. "Of course it isn't," lie reasons. "'s what's the matter with it." "Phoocy!" in effect, says the Popolo d'ltnlia. "to democracy." "Democracies themselves arc afraid of democracy in emergencies. "When the supreme interests of a people :tre to slake even the most democratic governments take care not to trust the people's judgment." UNASSAILABLE? . O. K. No opponent ot the Ludlow amendment can answer that argument--except by saying that, normally, he is a democrat, but, in emergencies, n Fascist. If you oppose Louis Ludiow-ism, 'in principle the Mussolini-istic doctrine is unassailable. THE CAPITAL WHIRL By International News Service. Before the congressional luncheon, he most important Pennsylvania po- itical incident was the efforts of wo likely gubernatorial candidates lidding almost sumultaneously for he support of organized labor in 18. Over the same week-end vrith- n the past month both former Gov- ·rnor Gifford Pinchot and Guffey en- crtained for John L. Lewis, national lead of the CIO and labor's rcc- ignizcd spokesman in Pennsylvania. According to resports from Wash- ngton these developments resulted from a luncheon given by the congressmen for Lawrence: 1. Earle was the choice of the delegation as Democratic candidate 'or the Senate seat now occupied by Republican James J. Davis. 2. Guffcy was the choice of the Western Pennsylvania Democrats as success to Earle as governor, although less than half the delegation committed itself on this issue. 3. Scattering votes were given Lawrence, Van Dyke and Kennedy for the gubernatorial candidacy. 1. None of the six Philadelphia congressmen present would commit liimself on a possible candidate for ;ovcrnor. 5. Kennedy and Lawrence were the leading candidates to succeed GufTey in the Senate should he win the gubernatorial race. The reports further held that of 26 congressmen present only 12 named a choice for the office of governor. When Lawrence asked for "complete frankness" in presenting choices for the gubernatorial race six Western Pennsylvanlans endorsed Guffey, three named Kennedy, two Lawrence and one Van Dyke, it was reported. None of the eastern and few of the central state members would name a choice, the reports said. Passersby may have wondered what fire-fighters would do in an emergency about one of the flre plugs behind the State Capitol. The vater outlet is nicely spotted inside a fence. The fence is only about three feet high and might provide a [ood practice hurdle for the flame- . eaters. spinach as their favorite vegetable. The- fu'ht .secret college fraternity in the U. S. was the Flat Hat club, founded in 1750 at William Mary college. The Bowie collection of small firearms on exhibit at Ft. Mcllenry National park, Baltimore, Md., is rated as the 1 finest famuli firearms collection extant. Forty-scivrn \vc;ithcr reporting radio stations service the air llect operating between the United States and South Amenc.i. Just about the time this edition of the Pennsylvania State News letter was going to "press" the long- awaited decision on the status of Public Assistance Secretary Karl do Schweinitz came down from Governor Earltf. In ease you haven't heard, the Cabinet member was retained. But of greater political signif- icances, he was retained in the face of bitter charges that came originally from Mrs. Emma Guffey Miller National Democratic committeewom- nn and sister of the senator mentioned in above paragraphs. Anc then--topping off a day full of swif developments--dc Schweinilz resigned! His retention had been seen as increasing the chances of a specia legislative session. But his resignation just as swiftly brought that aspect ot the situation back to normal. A good many legislators were ready to vote against confirmation of the C.c Schweinitz' appointment of last July when and if it came up before them this year. lead's retention. Visitors to the rotunda of the Capto], too, may have noticed an addition there. Smock beneath the crown of the vaulted rotunda dome, at the foot of the main stairs, the desk is being used for sale of tickets Tor a forthcoming Philadelphia Sym- hony Orchestra Concert sccdulcd for rlarrisburg. Folks By Edgar A. Guest. HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE I was at the station when the morning tram came in, At that time of exultation -· when the. holidays begin. There I saw tho happy fathers, all elated at the Bate, Wai tine, watching for the daughters coming home "to celebrate; Coming home to end the longing of the months in school away. Home for Christmas! Home to mother! Home, for two full weeks to stayl There I stood and chatted -with him. "Well," he said, "she'll soon b« here. And the mother's watting for her. It has been a lonely year. But today we're all excited. , She is coming home ngainl And I think I needn't tell you I'm the happiest of men! Yes, 1 think I needn't tell you just how proud I'm going to,be When I take her from the station and she's riding home with me." In they came with shrieks of laughter, and the porters stood about With, the baggage, as the fathers picked their lovely daughters out. But the kissing scarce was ended, 'ere some youngster standing by Stepped right up and snatched the chnrmcr right beneath her fattier* eye, Saying, "Sir, you take the luggage I We had it planned, don't you sect And If you have no objection -Betsy's riding home with me," Off the boy and maiden scampered, leaving dear old doting dad With the porter and the baggage. Scarce a look at her he'd had. Till that eager lover claimed her* and I chuckled at, he said: "If I'd known that he was coming I'd have longer stayed In bed. Ilcy there, red capl bring the luggage and well stow It in the car. I had. hoped to have her with me, but you know how youngsters are I" But to get back to Mr. Lawrence and the Washington luncheon: Greatest significance observers saw in the luncheon was the fact that Guffcy, despite his repeated comments that "I am satisfied where I am" is being considered most seriously as the organization's gubernatorial candidate. Friends of Earle believe there is no doubt he will become candidate for the Senate. The fact that none of the Philadelphia members would express an opinion on the Guffcy posibility after reportedly conferring with Matthew McCloskoy, Philadelphia Democratic leader, led observers to consider more closely rumors of a rift between the Eastern and Western Pennsylvania Democratic leader. In the relief controversy they split openly, with Lowrencc and Guffey favoring the dismissal of Karl do Schwoinitz, and J. David Stern, Philadelphia, publisher, and Albert Greenfield, another powerful Democrat In the Quaker City, advocating the iclieJ TO FOOTBALL COACHES What a hazardous employment You are In I Filled with genuine enjoyment When you win. But the risk of such endeavor I'd refuse, Since a football team must never, Never lose. You m.iy think the battle bruising Sport enough. But the half backs you arc using Must be tough I You may boast that every sweater Manhood frames, But to keep your Job, you'd better Win your games! You may love the boys who enter As your own. But be sure you have a center Hard as stone. Talk of sportsmanship and honor If you choose, But remember you're « "gonncr" If you lose. You may set a high exaxmple For the lads. And you'd think that would be ampl* For the "grads." But to please the playing masse* You were hired. So complete your forward passes Or you're fired! G 1 a s .- m u i i u f j i e U n c originated among tho Phoenician? nioie th;in 5,000 yt-ius ,1^0. Starting Jan. 17th, Benjamin Franklin's Birthday, We Observe National Thrift Week Benjamin Franklin brought electric power down from the clouds along his kite string. He also demonstrated the power of money saved. The maxims of "Poor Richard" have lost none of their truth and force in the century and a half since Franklin's day. Thrift is still an aid to success. This Bank Is a .Member, of. the Pcckral Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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