The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 13, 1938 · Page 4
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PA.GE FOUR. Til IS DAILY COUIUUR.. CONNKLLSVIliLE. fA. THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, l'J3S. latig (taror, IHE COURIER COMPANY Jaincs 3. Dnscoll ____ Rj A. Donegan / Walter S. Slimmcl Tames M. Dnscoll . J. Wylle Driscoll._ ,, _ . _ . Publisher President and General Manager Secretary and Treasurer ' ' i . . . IT_ Editor I - - / Associate Editor ,__J Advcrtisinc and Business Manager MEMBER OP' .' Audit Bureau of Circulation I 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; $5 per year, or ?2 50 lor six months by mail if paid in advance, Entered as second class matter at the Postofiice, Conncllsville, Pa, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 13, 1938 -""--"-" " THOME KUXERS HAVE HOPELESS TASK The Pennsylvania Home Rule Association has proposed a. program it says miglit save more than a hundred million dollars in State and local taxes, "without impairing any essential government function." There is one serious . obstacle in the way of getting its program across and that is in the association's main objective -- "to bring about the return of representative government by prohibiting the State Administration and its various departments from buying support of legislators through offers of political patronage, insurance, bond, material and equipment con-- tracts,-thus denying out citizens their right to honest rep~T resentation." "Contemplate that with an administration as .. thoroughly entrenched as is the one at Harrisburg and building its fences higher every day. __ . _.,HereJs the_asspciatipn program:' _. £ - "AHocation~6f part 'of "the motor fund to local sub*2 divisions^on theibasis- of.?235 per mile (of highway) and $3 "^ 'per "capita' for, the^purpose tC reducing .taxes, on property '-" for road and street purposes. v '·'- ..." 2. "Repeal of Uio~?G,500,000 State mercantile tax . . . ~ f "a. tax which' actually "is a disguised sales tax. f , £'° 3. ^'Abolish the State Liquor Control Board and re- ij. turn the'duties to the control ot,the people either-through . ~} j:he counlyyiourts or boards electefdVby the people. __" r:: r 4.^g^l^l the State four-mill tax jtf municipal inZ: ^ebtedncss^TChlch novcrcosts ib£r property taxpayers of ~~ "political -Bub'dlTisions^ngast _able to pay approximately ~ 5r H~;;5i~"Curtai£jIie 'pb\\ ers {pW.Ke2epartmeivt~^r Justice" ~- ·byrprohlbiting "tire, AttoxneyiGenCTaWrom, appoint! ng'ras- ~ jtfsTant aij^SepuCy--agqrneyjJgen^Kls^tOj. perform duties _r_ syhich rightrully^belong" toTtheljafious county", district attorneys. ^^6r9~A ~ and elevator~mspectors" traveling over the State at an enor- r; mous cost'to the taxpayers and -doing .work which can be -- done more efHcienilyJinti-ttt less"cost~under jurisdiction "of :s locally elected officials. r~r:'-"-- 7. -"Save millions in taxes and., end the . notorious -' ^system of exploiting those "cligibleTor-publlc assistance, by r r abolishing the State Department of Pufilic : As5isince_ana ~ , providing for the election of bipartisan countyboards to ^ ^administer all forms of relief, mothers' assistance, blind - ~and old-age pensions. "~ rT--T-S. "JBliminate the dictation of the State Board of ^ Education 'over "locally elected school boards by revising E rthe State school code to give the people of the respective ~ "school districts full control over their educational affairs. E ":_ 9-r "Amend the State motor vehicle code that lines and r 5spsts 'for violations be paid into the treasury of the city, r ccounty, Ijorough or township wherein the violation oe- ~ curred." BUSINESS 3IAN tOSEU Apparently the President has no fault to Jind with the little businessman. His numher is legion and Mr. Roosevelt could not single him out it he wanted to. But it is the little fellow who stands to suffer from a continued unbalanced budget. Writing In the New York Sun on "Why Balance the Budget?" Harley L. Lutz, professor of public finance at Princeton University, says: "It seems that the 'little man' has far more to lose than to gain, in the end, from, deficit financing. All of the purely material'things that may happen to him through price changes and tax increases become secondary to the loss he will suffer through the surrender of control over the ·public purse.-^ In a democracy the average person is important. His vo"te, his opinion on-public policy, his attitude on public affairs, are alike significant, for the people really "determine policy.while.they.,control the.funds and thejr use. Under any non-democratic' government,"the 'little man 1 is about as important"as a cipher with the rim removed and a hole in the center. Sustained, large-scale deficit financing jgjthe surcst^shoircut to "autocracy, and therefore it is the surest shortcut to the ultimate'iminiportance of the" average citizen as[ a. "factor in .his own _destiny." - FIENDS PBJODI-E XEW-AND TERRIBLE DRUG . -_ Federal .authorities In-Pittsburgh are; attempting to locate the source" of , a most" vicious drug, "a damned hypnotic drug," anTn8pjCCtgr_told_a_magistratc in testifying to finding of~a youth unconscious with ob capsules ou his person. The 'drug,- the inspector said, gets-a; terrible grip on its victims and/wbrst of all, shows no ill effects until the heart and kidneys collapse, in other words, until they are near death._,lt is much worse than morphire or marijuana, said the inspector. , " Many complaints have come to the authorities of the drug finding its way into th,e hands of children, whose lives are being menaced. Parents Lave reported their daughters, especially, 'going to taverns and not returning home. The inspector said he believes many young girls who frequent places where drink is sold are doped and taken to hotel rooms. Another use is to makp victims unconscious so they can be robbed. Really effective knockout drops. There is reason enough for parents to keep closer ·watch over their daughters, and even more reason 'or the daughters" to _be wary. X K£KURU LAW The Greensburg Board of Education has gi\en a new twist to the teacSer'tenure act. In effect it has "decided it shall work two ·nays. The act makes the teacher sure on his_ or" her position. The board has taken the stand that so long as the teacher cannot be fired, just so long shall hc_or he be pi evented f i o m "\\alking out on us " --" The JSh'i^; arose o-*er the request of a hiqh school instructor for lavoT.ible action "on -."his resignation that he night accept a higher salaried position at Shippensbuig State Teachers College. Thffiboard refused. At the same time It rejected the offer of the county superintendent of schools to provide a substitute. -Jv'ot.altogether fair for a teacher \\ho seeks to advance, jet presenUng.a. situ.ition in which the board can hardly be criticized as to it's action GOING INTO A HUDDLE AT LAST? SCORE 60A MJTDOW In" the Day's News Brief-Comment on Current " ~" "ITert and Thcrt. Male students at Duqucsnc University fail to fall for effort* of co-eds to lool them with lipstick. Members oi .1 college fratcrnit} have placed "smeared lips.." red fingernails, baby talk and some more things m a class as abnoxlous to them. Just how doc^ any sirl hope to win any boy by such subterfuges? A local polltcal prophet offers the suggestion that Emma Guffey MlUer, sister of the sens lor, is grooming herself, or is beng groomed, for the go\ ernorship. Senator Joe is sincere, thinks thii New Deal anti. In -saj-ing he's satisfied where he is Maybe that accounts for Mrs. Miller's projecting herself into the limelight in the misade against Karl dcSchvvcin- itz. Our own section of Southwestern Pennsylvania, which figured largely in the early life of George WashlnR- tor, is mentioned In a hitherto unpublished letter written by the first President, unenrthed by a research student at the University of Michigan. He wanted an Indian boundary line lar enough west that this region could be kept open to white settlers. He hod in mind -.Tfcty of traders traveling between Virginia and Fort Pitt, now Pittsburgh. The letter was found among paper* of General Thomns Gage, the British comrmnd- er in America Revolution. at the time of the That a minister o( the gospel should find it necessary to engage in business to bolster his finances sen c to call attention to the struggles of small town and many country churches and their pastors. In many instances it is necessary to combine individual congregations into charges, somewhat similar to those of the days of the circuit riders. The obituary ot Rev. A. C. Philips, who died here Tuesday at the age ot 87, is an example. While Rev. Philips ·was engaged in hn last pastorate he resorted to selling Insurance to keep the wolf from approaching too close Mrs. Jane- Ann Holland, whose death was noted yesterday, found a lot of pleasure over a long term ol years in reading her home paper The Courier, There is double rcgrel with us over her passing, at the age of 79 years. She came of a pioneer Connollsulle family--George and Mary Cunningham Shnw. More than 55 years she and her husband, the late J. Frank Holland, maintained their home here The First Methodisi Episcopal Church has lost a most active member--one who set an example in attendance for the younger folks Facfographs Scotland Yard recently discovered counterfeit shillings in England which contain BO per cent silver, a higher percentage than is contained in genuine shilling;,. King Geoige I of England, who reigned from 1717 to 1727, couh neither speak nor lead the English language. lie was German Indian population of the United States has been increasing at a rate exceeding one per cent per yeai for the last seven years, according fo the U tor or. stones a digestion S Department of the In- As Others Think OLD WRONG niGHTKD (Chicago Tribune ) The cruelly narrow divorce low of j England was considerably broadened by an act passed last July, and Mr. Brewer of the London staff of The Tribune reports thit there has been a large increase of applications since that date It U slgnlflcr-in'. that the increase is {imong "poor pvr-ons," that Is, individuals with Incomes not exceeding $10 n week and property not exceeding $250. The cxpcnjci of suit of such persons arc paid by the government Last year 6,000 suitors obtained divorces in England and v'alrs, and few of these were "poor wrsons " Sinc- the new law went nto eflect 2,800 suits have been filed. Until 80 years ago divorce hud to t she" t.'keT an 'inRnitf'ieVgM xj obtained by special bill in pnrha- | In iwinc ab-oiu*eiy riKh' menu Only 230 acts of ihis chiractT I Tnouch It were hot ai hot -an br were pissed In 150 years, siyt Mr '' Mlc a nc% " blow "" ms "' '" Brewer. Before the present law adultery was the only cause of divorce, although Insanity, dcwrtion, cruelty were cause for legal Today in Washington By DAVID LAWRENCE! UNATTAINABLE PERFECTIONS It U not proper 1 nm told Tlmcj over by my lovely v.lle. A. napkin 1 lta\c used to fold Or cut my lettuce with a fcnlfe And U U very wronc to upread My butter on M piece* of bread The perfect -riethod l» » crumb Held twlxt the l'nit*.r and the thumb She often M « me w-irh * frown X must not los« my self control And p-e« m rruiAhed potntoe^ doun To make a prclty Kravy bowl WASHINGTON, Jan. 13.--There's] a new spirit--indeed, a better spirit --In the air as between business and jovernment, as between groups ivhlch have been but never should lave been hostile tn each other, and as between groups which realize now more than ever, in the face of a business recession, that the system of srlvalc capital and private initiative s about to meet is greatest strain President Roosevelt has told the press that, even in his observations about business men whom he has been denouncing, he was critlcl/inu an attitude, a point of view, a class consciousness rather than any specific individuals. His objections, as publicly expressed, were impersonal rathci than personal * This is a clearing of the air in itself It encourages fair mindcdncss It removes from the scene to no small extent the basis for the personal animosities which have characterized discussions of national problems as they revolve around the President himself In the midst of this era of better feeling comes to the White House a group consisting of Alfred P. Sloan, Jr, of General Motors, Ernest T. Weir of National Steel and one of the leaders in the "Little Steel" group, Lewis H. Brown, the head of Johns- Manvillc Company, M. W. Clement, who heads up the Pennsylvania Railroad system, and Colby Chester, chairman of the board of the General Foods Corporation and also president of the National Association of Manufacturers. Such a group represents prestige and influence in the business world. It also represents n definite relationship to economic problems which has never been and probably will never be political, but, broadly speaking, is economic and practical. It requires no eavesdropping at such a conference between business leaders and the President to know the respective viewpoints--what the President and the business men each feel is at the mottom of the present business recession. There could easily be agreement as to some of the major causes, but there are bound to be | differences of opinion as to methods 'of moving the economic system for- j ward and bringing back employment. j The essential point of departure is m method, IP. attaining the objectives which business and gov ernmcnt each j seek. The interesting fact which ha j to be borne In mind is that business Is primarily interested in production separation. These arc now grounds for divorce. Any mitgitmn of the marriage law has been bitterly resisted on the ground that it was an attack on the sanctity of mjrrlige and the safcts ot the home. The amount of human misery, crime, and social demorallra- .ion which *us been caused by this Benighted Mew cannot be known, aut it was great enough to force eventually some amelioration. Eng- lind has remained in the dirk on this subject long after most of the civilircd world had brougnt its laws into some sort of conformity to social actualities. It closed its eyes to the widespread immorality and lawbreaking caused by the law it at- tein«M~i, with flagrant failure, to impose on its people There has been no such demonstration among civilized peoples of the folly and evil of laws which do not express the reasoned will and consent of a community. The new law is a step In the direction of sanity and will greatly reduce adultery^and the many evasions of law covertly resetted to against obsolete repressions. England will be a far healthier society for this tardy mitigation of the marriage law and the home and marriage tie stronger and more, rather than less, sacred. Ft Is A socUl error crcxt. A* often she hat cautioned me To *op up Kravy from my pjale While entertaining company ve also heard It l*n t nice To a*k for jell) more than twice :!u: thou£h they cauae her concern. :t feenw. such thing*. 111 never learn Stray Thoughts A SNOWFLAKE By Ixmlie Mack Atkins In efficiency, in increasing output per man, m mectinc the demands ol the investors for a fair return on capital As for government, it represents, through the President and the Congress, n solicitude for broad social considerations which sometimes, because of the presence of mass voting power, does things with a bcnevolcnl purpose which ha\e the effect of frustrating a commendable economic purpose. Mr. Sloan, for example, in his public speeches hns urged that America pay high wages and maintain » h'gh standard of living. Mr. Chester has expressed his desire for a more liberal and moro flexible attitude on the part of business men toward the social problems of the^day. What, then, impedes progress? It Is the often aggressive use of economic power by companies, by em- ploye groups, and by financial men, who, under a competitive system, keep their minds and their energies giocved within the channels of their own cndcavois largely in preoccupa- - tion with then own interest, whilst the public interest, often feebly championed £y government or over- zcalously defended, suiters because all these differing points of view are not reconciled or meshed in an intelligently planned march of capital, of labor, of productive processes. The task is simply stated, but with difficulty achieved. Under a system ^ of demociacy and individual freedom, subject only to restraints for fraud or dishonesty, the accumulated savings of man's labor, known as capital, ask for a fixed interest rate when funds arc loaned nnd a fair return and assurance of some salety when funds are Invested In common stock ownership. Labor, on the other hand, deminds a fair wage, too. Each has the right to strike and bargain collectively-laboring men through their organizations, and investors through their right to withhold funds from investment if they see hazards and possible losses Obviously, there can be no compulsion to make a man invest his money when the skies are cloudy, and there can be no making a laborei accept a job that doesn't pay enough to care for him and his family. Entrenched greed and individual selfishness exists, but it is not controlling because, over a broad class o£ varied Interests, the rules of the w hole capitalistic system -- larger income for capital and larger wages for labor--prevail rather than emotional or politcal concepts. Labor leaders arc out to get as much as they can for their men and America's millions of investors are out to get as much as they can for their money or they fire the managers--the corporation executives--to whom they pay salaries. But how can all these groups be brought to work together, to act together, to function really in their own interest by cooperating m the common interest? This Is the obligation of statesmanship both in business and m government. Two statements made this week by the heads of the two biggest banks in the world are significant. Said Winthrop W. Aldnch, chairman of the board of the Chase National Bank, in his report to stockholders: "There is at present going on a very helpful interchange of opinion with respect to government economic policy bitwcen Washington and the business and financial community" Said James H Perkins, chairman of the board of the National City Bank of New York, to his stockholders m an address on the economic situation: "I am an optimist in that I believe Continued on Page Five. ilavc you ever watched a ^now'I It drifts down from tlif sky? How It's never In « hurr Qutta unlike un. }ou anti ! How It always i so happj A* It gaily dnnccs bv [low It s aluas bright and uhluln Quite unlike us, you and I. How l*'s happy where God puts it. Nol where It wants to tly. Till tline and wirmth dcstro It? Quito unlike us }ou and I ON OCCASIONS OP JOY OR. SORROW --Send-F L O W E R S Flowers are alwayb appropriate . . . and when you order them here you are sure of a wide variety at pleasing prices. Oglevee Sons FLOlilSTS Out Flowers Designs 113 Sonth PHtsbnrg Street Phono 424. oT Kfjvpt ,f supposed hck ough for m- Five hundred species of plants bloom in Yellowstone National Park c.ich August. A nautical ladio beacon !·* effect i v e foi nppiOMm ue!\ 100 miks By S. M DcHUFF I don't know of any better w-y to celebrate one's th birthday than by taking part in the Legion Minstrel Like all beautiful things, thej're hard to obtain, so once more^ thank you, R. E Wilhelm. Speaking of depressions, tiie footsteps of Herbert Hoover will be dogged no more relentlessly by his famous "two cais In every gaiage" than will those of another, by his grandoris declaration, "We planned it that way" Notice to autoists: "West Perm Terrace" is again out of service. That some sneak thieves arc really considerate was proven a few evenings ago by one who took only half of a total of four dollars contents of a billfold 'eft m a local dressing room by a 1' cal thespian. Wish Dr Gallup's weekly newspaper, Institute of Public Opinion," would give us some sort ot poll on the standings of the many aspirants for our City Council vacancy. And, speaking of City Council, abboluttely correct time should be available there at all times if secured from the watch a newly elected member of the body is sporting, as a result of wifely birthday thoughtfulnesb. Now that it can be told that it's a matter of history, that insigna worn on the cap of a imkc-bclieve sea captain, in the Legion minstn*!, not only was genuine gold, but also phoney in only one respect, instead of "Captain", there vvas engraved on it practically everything pertaining to a fire department except Chief Dc- boltS name Wish I owned a fcv shares of ,Ncvv Deil Jackson Day dmnci ^ t/cK Let 5 go to pics-. Treasurer's sales.of real estate for delinquent taxes will be held on April 4th next. Advertisement will begin about March 1st for those years for which advertisement has not already been made. This will add additional costs. Under existing law the county officials have no power and authority to make any further adjournment of tax sales. It will be to your advantage to pay your taxes now and avoid sale of your property and the payment of costs. H. D. MINERD County Treasurer.

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