The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 24, 1939 · Page 1
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January 24, 1939

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 1

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LAST E DITION The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. PRICE 2- | VOL. ^7, NO. G:. Tin Weekly Court.:!-, founded July 17. lain. Mie Dully Courier. Founded November 11). 1002, I July 18. If2y. CONNE.LLSV1LLE, PA., TUKSUAV KVKSINIJ, JA.N'UAllV 1M, TWELVE PAGES. T E A C H E R S ' CONFERENCE THIS WEEK Joint Sessions for Instructors in City and Dunbar Township. PUBLIC INVITED TO PARTICIPATE Survivors of Airboat Tragedy Landed in, New York Teachers of Connellsville and Dunbav Township School districts will unite for their annual combined educational conference in thc High School Building Thursday and Friday. There will bo morning and afternoon sessions on each of the two days, all of which will be held in the school auditorium, and to which the public is invited. "The teaching staff of both of these districts would like to extend to thc public an invitation to attend any or all of these meetings," Superintendent W. G. Davis said. Thc conference is the 28lh annual for thc city public schools and the 20th annual meeting ot the township teaching corps. The program will be unique In that all ot 'he speakers have been engaged to talk about some phase ot the problem of reading. The Thursday lectures will have to do with the problem and significance of attacking and improving the reading situation. The Friday discussions will be given for the purpose of inspiring the public and the teachers to , take a greater interest in recreational reading. The personnel ot the lecturing staff is made up of specialists in education and English. There will be a wide scattering of interest because the speakers hove been selected from thc University of Pittsburgh, California State Teachers College, Pennsylvania State College, University of Maryland and New York University. "If any of our patrons should desire further information, it will be gratefully given to all who call or telephone at the central office in thc High School building,' Mr. Davis said. Stories of ten horror-filled hours clinging to lifebelts in the icy waters of the Atlantic wore told by survivors of the British airbont Cavalier tragedy when they were landed in New York by an oil tinker which rescued them at sea. Hcie are two of the women who won a long battle with the ocean for their lives, four members of the crew of the stricken plane, and one of the men survivors. Left to right, .seated, are Mrs. George Ingham, of Hamilton, Bermuda; Efks Stress Need For New Bridge; Committee Named to Push Project Scottdale Boy Who Swallowed Pin Recovers UNIONTOWN, Jan. 24.--His life j saved by an unusual operation performed by Dr. W. A. McHugh, Ronnie Neish, two years old, of Scottdale, who swallowed a three-inch hot pin nearly two. weeks ago, will go home within thc next few days. The pin remained in the same position--head down--in which H had entered thc stomach. It had lodged in the small intestines under the liver and much surgical skill was necessary ~ to safely remove it. A lo'rge incision was required. The operation was a success and Ronnie is rapidly convalescing. His condition is so improved that no special nursing now is required. The little fellow's aunt. Miss Josephine Hawk of Scottdale, one of thc head norscs in Unionlown Hospital, specialized on his 'case until he was considered out of danger. Perry Grange To Hold Anriual Dinner Feb. 18 Decision to cooperate in every way possible in a concerted community campaign to get a new bridge over the Youghiogheny River was reached Monday night by Connellsvillc Lodge, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. A committee ot four was appointed to work in conjunction with the special bridge board of the Merchants Club and lend thc lodge's assistance. On this group are James H. Slrawn, William E. DcBolt, Thomas V. Donegan and Charles F. Donnelly. Thc lodge adopted a resolution stressing the need for immediate action. The resolution follows: "Whereas, the question having arisen of erecting a new bridge over the Youghiogheny River to replace (he present bridge, frequently pronounced unsafe, and which if closed to all traffic within the very near future as a safety measure would entail a great business loss to our city, "Therefore, be it resolved that Connellsvillc Lodge No. 503, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, in its regular session assembled this 23rd day of January, 103D, request the Mayor and the City Council to give prompt consideration to tile emergency that will be confronted when the bridge will be closed, and "Be it further resolved, that we go on record as favoring the erection of a new bridge at the earliest possible date and respectfully petition the Mayor and City Council to arrange to carry out the intent of this resolution." Annual dinner of Perryopohs I Grange will be held Saturday, Feb- j ruary 18, in the grange building at j Pcrryopohs. ( Mrs. John Carson. Mrs. William Carson and Mrs. Lloyd KCrcpps were ^ named members of a cvmmittcc to ^ have charge of thc dinner. V An interesting prognipi is being planned for thc annual (event which draws hundreds of miembers and former mcmbcis and frJends. Just Off the(Wire WASHINGTON, Jan. 2jl.--Scvenly- clsht Class I railroads ar« in financial difficulties that have takten their control out of their owners! hands. Con- cress «as informed totl^y at tiic oul- i.ct of licarinss on Iczi.slntion to assist solution of railroad problems. Walter M. W. Splaun. member ^of thc Interstate Commerce Commi-islon, told the House interstate committee (hat out of the ISC Class I roads. 39 arc in thc hands of Dip couyus. 11 in rc- criverslup. and 2S iu tru Convicted Numbers Operator Will Fight Extradition Move UNIONTOWN, Jan. 24.--Ralph (Jelly Roll) Boonc, convicted of violating the State lottery laws at the September teim ot court who allegedly fled the- county to go to Morgantown, W. Va., Thursday will go before the West Virginia circuit court to fight his extradition to Fayette county. Bpone is charged by officers with having fled the county after his conviction and just befoic h. was to be arraigned before the court for sentence. Hospital Patients. Mrs. Sue Fazenbakcr ot Baldwin avenue and Miss Anna Maxwell of South Connellsville hnve been ad- milted to Connellsville State Hospital l*ji Ucatnient. 1939 BUDGET $98,319; NO LEVY FIXED Council Monday night introduced its budget for 1U39 which provides for the expendiluie of $38,319.02 for the operation of thc various depait- ments of city government. The ordinance, which is open for public inspection for 15 days before action may be taken on it, calls for an increase of $3,413.07 over the 1938 budget which appropriated $94,905.95. It is believed no Increase will be required in thc tax levy, action on which will be taken when Council meets Monday night, February 13. However, on the basis of the same millage a deficit appears inevitable for thc end of the fiscal period unless there ,s a marked increase in tax collections and it is* with thnt thought in mind that the ?olons are hoping to continue the millage at its present figure. Thc comparison of the various department's proposed expenditures for the two years follows: 1939 Public AfTnlri S2I21320 Accounts Finance*. 34.a" 95 Public Safety :i,13G30 Streets. Public Improve . 31,940.17 Tnrks. Public Prop- ertiet 5,151 ]4 Contingent Fund . 4,00000 113» $21,92520 13.780 28 20 Ml.10 29.4S9 61 4.703.10 4.000.00 Totnl $)8.31{IQ2 $04,005 £'5 State Borrows $26,000,000 Of Motor Funds By United Press HARHISBURG, Jan. 24. -- The Senate lilted thc gates of the State motor license fund reserve today and authorized a $20,000,000 loan to prevent exhaustion of the unemployment relief treasury. Bills transferring that amount to the general fund and appropriating $12,000,000 immediately for February relief needs were approved finally and sent o Governor Arthur H. James for signature. They passed the House labt week. DEHUFF TO SPEAK BEFORE KIWANIANS S M. DeHufr. contributor of "Stray Thoughts" to The Courier, will speak to members of the Kiwanis Club at the noon meeting tomorrow. Mr. Dt-Huff. described in thc Kiwanis bulletin ,-\s "humorist and poet,'' always provides an interesting - Mrs. Edna Watson, of Paget, Bermuda, and Charles Tnlbot, ot Brouk- line, Mass. .Members of the crew, standing, left to right, oro M. R. Alderson, pilot: Neil Richardson, navigation officer; David Williams, steward, and Patrick Chapman, radio officer. Three of thc nine passengers of the airbont were lost in the datkncs of the Atlantic. Those rescued were all clinging to four lile-prcseivers when lifeboats of the Es:o Baytown, tanker, reached them. --Conti.il Piess. F. K. SKK.MS TO TIIIXK IT HARD JOIS TO MAKE VICE-PRESIDENT BEHAVE By United Press. WASHINGTON, Jan. 24. -- Dr. George W. Calver, Capitol physician, exhibited today an autographed picture of President Roosevelt and Vice- President John N. Garner. Garner had signed first, w i i l i n q : To "Doc" Calver -- Thanks for making me "try" to behave. After reading that inscription, the President wrote: To "Doc" Calver--Keep o., trying. Hopkins To Be New DeaS's Trouble Shooter By LYLi: C. WILSON United Press Stall Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Jan. 2-1.--Secretary of Commerce Harry L. Hopkins 1 , confirmed in Ins new Cabinet post despite bolting Senate Dcmociats, appealed today to be the potential New Deal peacemaker with business if there is to be a icconcihation. Hopkins was confirmed yesterday by a vote of 53 to 27. He was expected to become the New Deal trouble shooter piimaiily concerned with improving relations between the Administration and public utility and other industrial elements. It has been reported and denied that President Roosevelt also assigned him to establish peace- between thc American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations. Some observers believe Hopkins may be the New De.il choice to succeed Mr. Roosevelt in 1940 if the President is not a third term candidate. He recently has been the White House's closest political adviser. NEW COMET DISCOVERED TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Republic, U. S. S. R., Jan. 24.--Observatory officials announced today (lie discovery of a new comet between the Swan and Pegasus constellations The comet resembles a foggy circle with a faintly traced tail, it was said. The Weather Snow flurries and colder tonight and Wednesday is the noon wr-tther forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Record. MILL RUN MAN DIES IN DRIFT AS HEART FAILS Coker Band Will Have Guest Leader Wednesday Night The crack Connellsville High School Band will present its annual symphonic b.md concert in the High School auditorium at 8 o'clock Wednesday night playing a difficult program oi 12 numbers, including some of (lie greatest and most melodious band music written. The youngsters have been practicing hard and diligently under the supervision of Bandmaster Richard H. Gingrich to make the contest the best ever rendered by a group of Coker mus-icians and their instructor is pleased with the results obtained. An additional feature of the event will be the presence of Harry Canfield, president o£ the Western Pennsylvania School Music Association and dnector of music of the Indiana public .schools, who will be guest conductor, assisting Bandmaster Gingrich. The program, expected to last about two hcurs, is as follows: "Military Escort," Bennett. "Atlantis Suite," V. F. Sarfranek. "My Maryiind March," Panella. "Slavonic F.hnpsody No. 2," Friedmann, directed by Mr. Canfleld. "Collcsuem Overture," E. Do La- matcr, directed by Mr. Canficld. "World Events March," Fox Movie Tone, directed by Mr. Canficld. "Rhnpsody in Rhumba," Bennett. IntermisMO-i. "Morning, Noon and Night Overture." von Suppe. "Colorado Grand March," G. L. Holmes. "Ill Gusiany Overture," Gomez, (Arranged by Herbert Clarke). "London Suite," R. F. Vail. "The Wedding of Hcnic and Kathrina," Harry Alford. "Benefactor March," Davenport. Claims His Closing In; F i sp^inn lwvIa ly American Citizens Removed by Cruiser Omaha; Air Raids Steadily Shell City as Government Evacuates. INHABITANTS AWAITING FATE By United Press. PERPIGNAN, France, (2:30 P. 1.1.), Jan. 24.--The insurgent armies of General Francisco Franco crashed the last main line of loyalist defenses today and. closed in on the great city of Barcelona. Olficial military dispatches fiom insurgent headquarters at Burgos and Lerida reported early in the afternoon that rebel tioops had smashed against the loyalist defense lines along the river Llobregat, which empties into the Mediterranean just south of Barcelona, and had broken it. The dispatches described the maneuver as resulting In the "capture of the entire Llobregat defense line, which is Barcelona's last defense line." Details of the maneuvers indicated the line had been broken by a rebel encircling movement around Martorell, 10 miles north of Barcelona, but was still holding near the mouth ot the river, where the defense lines are only about three mile.5 by direct line from the capita!. Tiie funeral for Joseph S. Gibson, ·10 yeais old, ot Mill Run, who was found dead c.u ly Monday moi ning in a snoudiii. near Holsopplc, Somci- sct county, will be held Thursday afternoon. A brief service will be held at 2 o'clock at the home witli a full service at 2:30 o'clock at the Mill Run Baptist Chinch. Rev. Frank S. Wortman, pastor, \vill officiate. Interment will be m the church cemetery in charge, of the undertaking firm of Clyde 13. Brooks of Indian Head. Mr. Gibson, a Baltimore Ohio Railroad telegrapher at Jerome Junction, Somci.ct county, died of a heart condition as he w:is walking through a field to his automobile, parked along a highway, while cnroule from his uoil: .it ihe tower. Because of thc condit.on of thc snow-covered road, he w.is unable to drive to the accustomed place and liau to walk through a field. As he was' wending his way, he was taken ill and fell into a snowdrift where he was found by a follow employe. 11 was believed by authorities that he died Sunday. Mr. Gibson, a resident of Mill Run for many yems, hr.d been employed by thc raihoad for 27. He was - a World War veteran, serving o\ciscas for two years, lie was attached to Battery B, 320th Field Artilleiy, and was cited for bravery by Major General Duncan. He Is suivhcd by his wife, Mrs. Naomi Gibson, and these brothers and sisters: Mis. James Steincr, Mrs. Harvey Steincr and Oian Gibson of Belle Vernoti, Mis. John Knight of Steubenville, Ohio, Mrs. Walter Sampson of Grove City and Carlos Gibson of 'Till Run. Reilly Alleges irregularities In Jury Wheel UNIONTOWN, Jan. 24.--District Attorney Jnmcs A. Reilly today filed with the courts his report on the investigation that followed impounding of the Foyctte county jury wheel for 1038. The prosecutor's eight-page report set forth a number ot alleged violations. Reilly had petitioned the court on December 2, last, for on order to impound the jury wheel "for the puipose of investigating and determining whether or not any irregularities existed m the selection of jurors or in connection with thc custody of said jury wheels or otherwise." Examination of the jury wheels, the prosecutor reported to the court, levcalcd 17 different irregularities. Among the violations, os set forth in the report, were the calling of jurors who w^re not originally listed and the ignoring of venircmen whose names had been drawn from the original jury wheel. Impounding of thc jury wheels followed the action of Judge H. S. Dumbauld in dismissing the December grand jury after it had returned ignoramuses in the embezzlement allegations against Sheriff Thomas R. Aubrey for alleged misconduct during his tenure as county treasurer. Priest Dies Sviddcnly. Rev. Father Stephen Pavclko, 43, Will Probated. GREENSBURG, Jan. 24.--Will of Katherine Pore, late o£ South Hunt- pastor of St. Clement's Roman j mgdon township, was probated here. Catholic Church at B'-nllcyvillc, died i The estate is valued at $600 and suddenly at Belle Verr.on, wheic he Margaret Hough is the executrix. was visiting relatives Monday. A j The estate has been willed to C. L. physician s:.id death apparently had Pore for life and at his death the been caused by a heart a'tack. property shall pass to five daughters. Impeachment Probe Against Mrs. Perkins Asked in House Maximum Minimum 1933 40 JO 3U 193S liO 38 .«. By United PLCSS. WASHINGTON, Jan. 24.--Representative J. Parnell Thomas. R., N. J , today introduced in the House a resolution calling for an investigation of S'jcK-'laiy of Ljibor Fiances PeiKins to deleimi-io vht'ther she should be impeached. The resolution asked that th * House Judiciary Committee, nctiiiK as a whole oi by sub-committee, ir- Uie pniciul conduct, pf, the Nation's livsl woman Cabinet member. It called also for investigation ot Immigration Commissioner James L. ffoughtelmf and Labor Department Solicitoi Gerard D. Reilly "to dc- icrminc whether they have been guilty of any high ciimes or misdemeanors, which, in the contempla- I lion of the Constitution, requires the ] intcip.jsitioii of :he constitutional Ijiowcr oi the House." BARCELONA, Jan. 24.--Artillery fire resounded in the outskirts of Barcelona today as the U. S. S. Omaha arrived at Caldetas to rescue United States consulate officials and refugees. The evacuation of civilians from thc fortified areas around Barcelona was rushed by the government. Insurgent airplanes raided the capital and Valencia time after time. In Barcelona, more than 100 persons were reported killed shortly afternoon and the raids continued. Previously, approximately 60 had been killed. Foreigners are being evacuated or were prepared to leave quickly. The United States consulate reported that a score of Americans had boarded the Omaha, but that thc cruiser's hour of departure had not yet been fixed. PERPIGNAN, F r e n c h - Spanish Frontier, Jan. 24.--The Spanish loyalist government evacuated Barcelona today, according to authoritative uncensored advices, and United States warships raced to rescue American citizens, as nationalist artillery shelled the suburbs of the republican emergency capital. It was understood the government had gone to another city in Catalonia, to carry on the fight. The United States cruiser Omaha and the destroyer Badger left Villefranche, France, last night for a 290- mile run to Caldetas, 20 miles north of Barcelona, to evacuate Americans. The destroyer Jacob Jones- icmaincd in reserve at Villefranche. The situation in Barcelona was a despairing one for the loyalists. The city seemed doomed. Its 2,000,000 inhabitants waited helplessly for their fate. There were 13 air raid? yesterday, three in thc first two and a half hours of today. The people were half, dazed. Dispatches said that, aside from the ever-menacing air raids, the people discussed mainly the astonishing rapidity with which the nationalists hart reached striking distance of Spain's greatest city. Thc cabinet had decided to remain in thc city as long as possible. It became evident yesterday that the moment for departure was near, and early this morning the United Press received authoritative uncensored advices that the higher officials had left. Numbers Barons Face Alderman This Evening UNIONTOWN, Jan. 24. -- Steve Samonas, Tony DcCarlo and Duke Davis will be arraigned before Alderman Robert F. Hopwood, Jr., at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday night on conspiracy charges growing out of thc numbers racket allegations. Wed by Assistant County Detective Patsy Mincrd, at the direction et District Attorney James A. Reilly at the orders of Judge II. S. Dumbauld. Instructions were issued from the bench after George Betters. Connellj- ville's Ncgio numbers racketeer, is said to have involved thc trio as members of a combine who wanted to take over his numbers business on the promise of freeing him from the county, j at l.

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