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I'AUK FOUR. ·run; uA.ii.iY UUUKIIUK. eoNNh;i..L,SViL,L.u, FA. TUESDAY,'JANUARY 24, 193S»._. _ iaihj ffiaurier THE COURIER COMPANY , James J. Driscoll R. A. Donegnn Walter S. Stimmel Jaones M. Driscoll . J. Wylie Driscoll _ Publishers --President and General Manager ' Secrotary'and Treasurer _. . .. Editor -- I".J! . 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.SO lor six months by mail If paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the PostofHce, Connellsvlllc, Pa. TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 21. 1030 ^BLOOD AND SAND' ANOTHER THRELLIXG AIR SAGA No more thrilling episode in the history of aviation has been written than the story of the rescue of five men and five women from the surface of the ocean throe hundred miles from shore Sunday following the disaster of the mammoth British flying boat Cavalier. Forced to quit the ship before they had time to strap on their life belts, the wonder Is that 10 of the 13 aboard were able to hold on to . the belts for more than 10 hours. Still more remarkable is the fact that one of the number, a.young man, was handi- . 9apped by having an arm in a cast. What endurance, what 'courage, as.the hours of early afternoon lengthened into night and pitch darkness.".' * : . . . · . . _ · : -"·, Unaware of their peril until the giant craft hit the twater, the survivors owe their lives to their cool-headedness ·and'th'eihigh'- temperature of the water--around 70 degrees :--due'tq.the plane landing on the etlge of the Gulf Stream. ^~Rql'ert-Spence, a steward, probably will go down in history as the hero of the tragedy. Last to leave the ship, after ·haying'passeja around life belts, ho had none for himself. He swam around with the rest for a time and then--sank from view. There will be an investigation into the mishap. Before that, we knowfrom the story which crackled through the air from the radio operator of the Cavalier, that it ·vras Ice clogging the motors which' forced the ship down. MTiy it broke up immediately when built to withstand buffeting of high seas will have to be explained. Another thing we know is that American, skyliners are equipped with devices to prevent Just such a contingeny as motors being put out of commission by.ice.choking the carburetion system. .It is time the British-owned liners flying from American bases should be similarly protected against disaster. KEGTOATIOJi IS CHIEF SEED Boake Carter IE'credited with this: ~- ' "No one tries to educate and to teach the"great masses of people of this nation--Deluding the vast slice of foreign- born In our midst-- that It has been the system. o£ competition and free enterprise that ha9 been able to provide the fantastic picture of a man without a job blandly travelir g to a "WPA project behind the steering wheel of his own automobile! "How often is the fact sold to American citizens that were It not for these basic fundamentals we would not now be enjoying the freedom to talk, write, travel, produce or buy that we possess?" Americans have more of the conveniences and more of the luxuries of life than any other people. They are more enlightened than the people of most nations. They live in better homes. They buy better food. They wear better clothes. They have better furniture. The ordinary citizen buys and employes for his pleasure and convenience commodities that can be possessed only by the well-to-do In many other lands. It is free competition that makes this possible. It makes business. It is the backbone of industry. The system of private Initiative has continued to thrive since the beginning of American history. AH it needs Is regulation-regulation to Insure honest competition. Any effort on the part of the Government to do other than regulate Would result in curtailment and that"would be detrimental to private initiative. CONTINUOUS USE OF CARS An important piece of legislation for consideration by the General Assembly at the current session Is that propos- 'ing change of the date for motor vehicle registration from January 1 to April 1. It will be sponsored by the Pennsylvania Motor Federation, along with a companion bill Intended to make drivers' licenses renewable February 1 instead of March 1. The bills have'been prepared and will be introduced during the next week or two, according to President John A. Rupp. Christmas bills are held responsible for driving thousands of motorists from the road during the early months of the year, according to 3Ir. Eupp. The average motorist needs the money for holiday purposes. Besides there are many who do not expect to drive as much during the winter as when the roads are free of snow and consequently are in no hurry to take out licenses. This situation would be changed if the date were shifted to April 1. With spring'at hand a much larger percentage of owners would take out licenses on time. Statistics show that 24 states and the District of Columbia have discarded the winter schedule for the spring, with good results. It gives the average motorist continuous use of his car. ' ' THE COURIER COOKING SCHOOL Tomorrow's the day, the Orpheum Theatre's the place--for the-opening of the annual cooking school sponsored by The Courier, in cooperation with leading merchants of the community. No event of the year in Connellsville attracts so many women to the place. They'll be there by the hundreds, rain or shine--to get expert instruction along culinary lines from an authority, Mrs. Dorothy Bathgate, who has been on conducting these schools of a half dozen years or so. Primarly the school is intended to educate women in getting away from a lot of the drudgery associated with housekeeping, at the same time contributing to the happiness of the home, through improvement of the culinary art. ' Last year 2,700 women attended the thrce'sessions of the school. If the elements are at all favorable this number Is expected-to be equalled or exceeded during the three sessions starting tomorrow at 9 o'clock and continuing Thursday and Friday. Every woman who attends the school will have the opportunity of absorbing the very latest ideas in the art of preparing and serving the most delicious foods with a minimum of effort. WASHINGTON, Jan. 24.--A very discouraging private report to President Roosevelt was brought back from South America by State Secretary Hull. It pictures the Latin situation as wholly black for the U. S., without a single practical ray o£ hope. It sees the dictators continuing to make Inroads there against our trade and falls to suggest anything we can do to stop them. The President Is upset nnd somewhat baflled. So say his recent callers with whom he has discussed the problem with some display of firo and at great length. As near as they can make out, the White House will reluctantly sanction continuance of our policy of putting our best business smile to our neighbors, but only until something more promising can be developed. Both Roosevelt and Hull have given more thought to this than anything else lately. But they cannot get nway from the roots of fact that the dictators want Latin raw materials and the U. S. does not. The Latins nrc certainly going to trade where they can got tho best deal, and momentarily no one can think of a way to give them a better deal Furthermore, the smaller nations near us continue to look upon us as the colossus of the north (a colossus without teeth) which makes them doubly amenable to the palm-greasing trade chiselers from Europe. Talk about military production did no good, will be stopped. What's What At a Glance STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. By CHARLES P. STEWART (Central Press Columnist.) WASHINGTON, Jan. 24. -- Although war experts like Major General William C. Rivers, retired, deprecate the proposed American fortification of the western Pacific island of Guam, as a needlessly provocative gesture in Japan's direction, there evidently Is a good bit of sentiment in Washington to the effect that now is a particularly opportune juncture for Uncle Sam to deflate Japan's militarists. Senator William E. Borah, notably, among U. S. lawmakers, agrees with General Rivers. Ol course nil our pncifistic groups take the same position. For that matter, no civilized person dissents from the proposition that the United States should be very hesitant to aggravate Nippon unnecessarily. However, there arc others (not of the firebrand class, either) who argue that the present situation affords a Heaven-sent chance to prevent Japanese-Yankee hostilities in the future. Rear Admiral Arthur J. Hepburn is one of these, and perhaps he knows as much about oceanic and insular conditions as General Rivers does. And the admiral also hai supporters on Capitol Hill, as well as the general. RlRht in Japan's Dooryard. Now, Guam and Wake Island (our strategists want a formidable naval base on Wake likewise) are right in Japan's dooryard. General Rivers' reasoning is that, if some potentially hostile power were to undertake to intrench itself virtually in our home waters (sny on some Caribbean key or off the Lower Californian coast), we wouldn't stand It for a minute. He is correct, certainly. We would not. Nor would I deny that Japan has not a talking point even as to this issue. The Japanese, wo think, arc trying to gobble China. They dispute it, but they aver that unquestionably wo are trying to monopolize Latin America. They maintain that it comes with a mighty poor grace from us to find fault with their-claims on the Asiatic mainland. Anyhow, Tokyo assuredly is trying to trim American commercial rights in China down to zero. British and French rights ditto. And Belgian and Dutch and Scandinavian rights--but these countries are too trifling to signify. The U. S. A. protested, as was to have been expected. · Britain kept quiet for a while, but today it Is joining Washington in its opposition to the Japanese acquisition program. France is developing the same symptoms. A Free Hand in China. Japan's notion has been that it could have a pretty free hand in China. The coast is a dickens of a long way off from California and oven from Hawaii. Our navy men have recognized for years that the Philippines were n weakness to us. Qjir warships could only get to Manila al! hot, breathless and tired. Japanese southern Formosa fighting c r a f would bo waiting for them after nn overnight steaming, fiesh as a daisy England has the North Sea. the Mediterranean and the Indian Occar io defend. France still has the Mediterranean to take care of. Germany and Italy nominally are pro-Japanese. Still, Japan took advantage of the last war to rob Germany of its China-coast territory In the event of a general conflict Herr Hitler would be more than pu to it in the North Son. Signer sollni could not get east of Suez Japan would be out on a limb--stil with China guerilla-fightinc and Russia on its hands (for the Soviet: could not imaginably mirs thei. chancr to wipp out old scores), anc With the U. S. A. digging in on Guan THEY SCOFFED AT BEAUTY During Napoleon's Invasion of Italy, the hall containing the original of Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper" was used as a military barracks. It was said that the French soldiers amused themselves by throwing stones and brickbats at the figures in tlie painting. Beauty is a sacred thing, no matter where we find U. It is a picture put within the frame of earthly circumstances of the love and majesty of God. When we violate beauty, wo cast contempt upon God In Whom all beauty originates. Let us think about this as we confront the beautiful things of life. Beautiful as are sunsets a n d snow - capped mountains, foicst-clad hills and lush valleys, the most beautiful things In all the world are to be found in the hearts of men. We cannot betray love or slight friendship or disregard the rights of little children, or tramp our fellow men down in a heartless spirit without doing violence to those beautiful qualities of heart with which God has endowed us. It horrifies us to think of men marring a beautiful masterpiece painted on a convent wall. How much more should we be horrified when men betray and ruin their own lives or the lives of their fellows. Mr. Roosevelt, incidentally, is reported, upon similar authority which I trust, as feeling much better abou Europe. One of his friends describes it: -"He Is getting over hi Hitler Jitters." Reason for the change apparently Is a 'diplomatic report that both Hit Icr and Mussolini are going to have serious troubles at home for the ncx few months. This report suggests the dictators will not even be able to put up a good fight for colonies untl they have cleaned up their domest! economic and political predicaments They may have no time for baitin the democracies, which the demo crats here consider to be the flrs break for their side. The Schacht decapitation cncour AU rights reserved--B.ibson Newspaper Syndlcntc. Stray Thoughts By S. M. DcHUFF With the "Scarlet O'Hara" matter settled for good, and the 1929 movie ing and queen crowned and out of he way, the world ought to be safe or something--even If it Isn't demo- racy. What is it about n railroad dining car meal that makes it taste o darned good? Too bad, Senator Tydings, of Maryland, a real honest- o-goodness Democrat, had to be the one to paint us a lifelike likeness of he Hopkins-Rooscvclt-WPA set-up. Wonder how many local doctors missed reading "Bequest," a short story gem in one of last week's opular weeklies? Before we build hat new bridge, let's decide who's o have the right-of-way on it--giant umbering street cars, or the general public. Looks as if "Chick Lee," Jcannctte comedy team, went direct 'rom Billy Bishop's Orpheum show ,o last week's Major Bowes' radio srogram, and thence on to a pro- 'essional engagement at tho Stanley, Pittsburgh. A horsc-and-mule-pow- ered farmer's home-made sled on our streets last Friday, with three or four elds' coasters hitched on behind brought back what I nuw know ,verc the happiest days of all. And for the information of Mr. J. M. Ritchey, that unique edifice near Bedford, on Route 30, is not a real steamboat, and that adjacent snow- covered vista Is land--and not a lake, Let's go to press. Just a poem I thought you might njoy reading and perhaps using for bit of news in the paper sometime: THE SIMPLE WAY i savage tribes, where *.kulls arc thick. And prlmnl passions race, Thry have a system, sure and quick. To cure tho blight of a£c. For when n native's youth has (led. And years have sapped hl5 vim. They simply knock him on the head And put an end to him. But \vc. In thli enlightened age, Are built of nobler stuff. And so we look with righteous rage On deeds so harsh and rough. 'or when a man grows old and gray And weak and short of breath, Ve simply take nis job nway. And lut him starve to death. Sincerely, 'JOE CARSON. QUATRAINS Unthinkable. I'm sure the sun would never rl*:e On earth to shine again If men to women should tfet wise And women wise to men. * * * Creed. My notion of u-hnt creert should be If this, to make It brief: It should be boundless ai the 3C.T, And not a narrow reef. * * » Trulh. 'Tls true, as oft my father said. And, son, I bid you learn it: Man never had so hai-d a head But what cor.ie dame could turn it. if * * niRotiy. Cat'iolic, Protestant. Mormon. Jew. Jui h 'e them all by the deeds they do. Never, oh ncv.-r, turn friends awa Simply because of the prayers they say and Wake. Soldiering Versus Economics. It is not altogether a problem o military power, either. Japan is economically weak. Where is the mikado going to ge his basic resources? He expects to get them from China But he can't get them in such a: awful hurry. Sidelight* gcd this belief. Hitler dropped his only sane cco- omic ovencer, Schncht, cither be- ause the Reichsbank president was etting in the way or because the old" f ;cntlemnn was uneasy about Na/.l inance again--probably both. Schacht got uneasy once before,' ast April. He then stepped In and topped the Nazis from using the Reichsbank as an unlimited cash cgister fcr their roadbulldlng ar.d- nrmamcnt bills. He substituted a ystcm which at least attempted to ut some reason Into their tapping of the till. You know Hitler docs not pay for rearmament with cash. He gives his irmamcnt manufacturers and road- builders due bills. This is one of he little tricks Schncht worked out 'or him. Up to April, 1938, these due bills were paid In each by the Reichsbank. Schacht got worried nnd turned down the cash register by having Hitler substitute bills due n six months (which could be renewed) . This restraint had to be thrown over at the time of the Czech crisis when Hitler needed money badly. Restriction was eased. Banks were allowed to lend up to 75 per cent of the face value of his bills, which means that since then, the Hitler system has not even been successfully postponing a day of reckoning. II is Just a plain Alicc-ln-Wondcr- land system of finance which must- have been galling to Dr. Schncht's groat ability to make all his magical financial ventures add up. It is true Schacht has had no grc.it power in originating Nazi financial policy since the absurd Goerlng got him out of the ministry last year, but as head of the Reichsbank Schacht could resist government policy. Horr Funk took his place in the ministry then, as in the Rclchs- bank now, but Funk is not a great man. It may be too much to say Germany's fiscal retribution is at hand. No one knows how long they can keep on. But all authorities here are prepared to read any day that both Hitler and Mussolini have reached the end of their shortening economic rope. It's not many cities the size of Connellsville that boast of six funeral directors and it would probably ake a long search to find one where wo letters of the alphabet represent ill six. Such is the case here where .he letter "S" stands for John J. Spl- shak, ;fohn H. D. Sibel and H. B. Starlor, while "M" Is represented by Charles C. Mitchell, Milton V. Munk and Charles A, McCormick. "I'd rather be a fireman In Somerset borough than judge of Somerset county," Judge Norman T. Eoosc told ;ho volunteers of the capital cf the Frosty Sons of Thunder at their banquet Friday evening--"but (and there is the catch) age is upon me and that would be impossible." To reverse the situation, probably a lot of the volunteers could be quoted as saying, "Well, 'd rather be judge!" Age wouldn't be a bar. As Others Think THE RETAILERS' VIEW (Latrobe Bulletin.) Though the President seems recommitted to the theory that recovery is to be achieved through spending in liberal manner, it would seem as though he must take notice of the way in which the Nation's business interests are taking an opposite view. The National Retail Dryfioods Association, representing a total of 5,700 stores scattered throughout the country, adopted resolutions calling on the Government to bring about a progressive curtailment, of its expenditures, to withdraw from competition with private Industry, and to conduct a thorough review of its tax program. Only through such steps, declared the association, could commerce and industry be encouraged to create more employment. Taxes, declared this association, added to operating costs, reduced purchasing power, and destroyed new investments. "Therefore," the association's resolution read, '"we urge upon the Federal Government and all state "and local governments a recognition of the extent to which unwise and excessive taxation retards reemployment and business activity." Here one finds an indication of the feeling of business interests in general, throughout the country, a feeling that the way to recovery lies in curtailment of Government expenditures, rather than in excessive spending. President Roosevelt's son, Elliott, speaking in Texas, said that he had learned from "inside sources" in Washington, that the next two months would witness "an unprecedented movement toward harmony between Government leaders anc business." Thre was another unusual feature to the banquet. After the iurist pnd his tribute to the firemen, Burgess W. II. Bcachy, tosstmastcr, r 'irp '-"cl the gathering by elevating the assistant fire chief, A. Lyle Cage, not to the bench, but to a place on borough council, to which he was form-illy elected two weeks ago. H was the buigcss' pleasant duty to administer the oath of office, in the presence of his fellow firemen and the court. Know Your State Prepared for The Courier by P. A Pltkin,- Executive Director. Pennsylvania Plannlnc Board. CEMENT PRODUCTION" Pennsylvania has for nearly a half century been the Nation's leading producer of Portland cement, the variety most generally made and used. Portland cement is a powdered material that sets when mixed with water and is so named because of its resemblance when hard to the Portland limestone of England.^ At one time Pennsylvania had a i^ stranglc-hold on the Portland cement production market, manufacturinu more than 85% of tho Nation's tot-.t volume, but the wide distributing of the required raw materials and the burden of freight .costs has caused the scattering of the cement industry to all sections of the country. Despite this great expansion In other states, however, our State still produces a fifth of the Nation's total, .. more than twice as much as California, our nearest competitor. It Is safe to assume that the proximity of most of the Nation's largest cement markets will continue Pennsylvania as the leader. These large consuming markets arc New York, New Jersey and New England. The Lehigh Valley, in Eastern Pennsylvania Is the Nation's "Cement Capital," since more than three-quarters of the Pennsylvania product Is produced there. This district, comprising Lehigh and Northampton counties, has twenty-three of the State's 31 plants with the other eight being distributed as follows: Three in Lawrence county and one each in Allegheny, Berks, Butler, Montgomery and York counties. The reasons for the Lehigh area's leadership is given in Professors Raymond E. and Marion Murphy's '] Well, there is just ono method that. book, "Pennsylvania; a Regional the Government can lake, if har-, Geography": mony is to be promoted--and that is to begin to show signs o£ solicitude for the dollars the Government spends. Business will never be encouraged by a Government thai keeps on spending billions in excess of its income. Whether or not it is possible that the President is going to seek harmony wit.i business, remains to be seen. Certainly there arc_ no signs of any such a step at present, Pennsylvania and Ohio appear headed toward ways that will encourage business. In both states there arc now governors who manifest solicitude for care in the spending of the taxpayers' money. It will be difilcult for these states in and of themselves to bring about recovery, unless the Federal Govern- "In the mills of the Lehigh Valley a clayey limestone or 'cement rock' quarried at or near the plants has almost exactly the right proportions of the necessary ingredients. Some-, times' the proportion of calcium carbonate is too high and clay must be added, but it is more common for the 'cement rock' to run too low in calcium carbonate. Hence, some high- grade limestone has to be brought to the mills, commonly from quarries in the Lebanon Vsllcy, but the amount lhat must bo added is usually Safety Sonnets A. Lylc Cage is a former Connellsville resident. His father is C. A. Cage, general foreman of the Balti- mcnl proves willing to lend a hand, more Ohio shops at Somerset and ' But both governois arc starting formerly master mechanic for the railroad company in ConnelsviUe. They moved to Somerset about a dozen years ago. out in a way to indicate that they ore thinkirg about the tax burden and what it is doing to hamper business. Facts About Our Busy World It was recently asserted by National penmanship teachers, that the average school child can write better Now is The time to forestall him, | than any of the signers of the Dcc- necording to the Guam and Wake islanders. laration of except ions. Independence, with two Eating fish one day a week every week in the year, a 'family would take three years and four weeks to sample each of the varieties of fish and shtlliKh produced commcicially in the United St.itcs. BAD BREAKS IN BUSINESS Age CaAVg. VT IS TRUE, BAD BRAKES ON A CAR. ARC. A 6RAM6. 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