The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 25, 1939 · Page 1
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January 25, 1939

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 1

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LAST EDIT ION The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. PRIC / | E 2 \ VOL. 37, NO 1 . GO. The Dally Cornier, Founded November 10. 1902. | July 18. 1020. CONNELLSVILLE, PA., WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 25, 1939. TEN PAGES. RELIEF FUNDS ASSURED AS JAMES SIGNS 1st Lady Crusades for Health Republican M e a s u r e Provides for Continuance of Relief. BORROWS FROM MOTOR FUNDS By United Press. ., ' HARRISBURG, Jan. 25.--^faxing his signature to the first legislative accomplishment ot the 1939 Genera! Assembly, Governor Arthur H. James made available today a $12,000,000 stop-gap appropriation for the care of Pennsylvania's more than 722,000 unemployed. Bills, sponsored by the Governor's Republican followers in the House and signed by the Chief Executive last night, will "borrow" $26,000,000 from the motor license fund for relief and make $12,000,000 of it immediately available to the Public Assistance Department to continue dole grants less than eight weeks. Public Assistance Secretary Howard L. Russell told the United Press he spent the last penny allocated for unemployment relief recipients, numerically greater than at any time since July, 1935, last Saturday and tins since been juggling Administrative allocations to continue the dole. Russell said the $25,000,000 rcljcf deficiency appropriation allowed by the' recent special legislature has b e e n depicted. The allowance boosted to $163,650,000 the total made available for public assistance since June 1, 1937. Governor James made it clear that he. expects $34,000,000 to cover pub^--Ho assistance needs during the remainder of the bienrtium. Mr*. Franklin D. Roosevelt Chic in new hat and veil, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt heartily cnjoyn her meal before addressing the luncheon meeting of the health committee of the Council of Social Agencies, in Washington, on the subject o[ health deterrents. (Central Frets) Woman Awakens to Find Strange Man Peering Over Foot of Bed BARCELONA'S FALL MATTER OF FEW HOURS Picked Troops Making Desperate Stand Against Invaders. MADRID HERO IN COMMAND By LOUIS WALTER United Pi ess Staff Correspondent. PKRPIGNAN. Jan 25.--General Francisco Fianco's main force of 20 rebel divisions battled rapidly eastward around Barcelona late today to cut the last line of loyalist retreat toward the .~Yencli frontier. The insurgent column of General Juan Yaguc, which tlnust through the suburbs into the solhem edge of n.irctlon.i proper last night was reported in loyalist mes-ages to have met still resistance as the defenders rallied. All of the hciRhts around Barcelona, except those commanding the two main roads leading northward, were in insurgent hands. Franco', dispatches icjwrtcd. Foreign ···arships 20 miles up the coast from Barcelona took aboard refugees. Including Americans, after a brush with rebel bombing planes. Anti-a.malt guns, believed to include those in a French deslrojer. opened up on the planes and nil of the foreign \cssels, including the U. ~. S. Omaha, cleared for action. Fatal Prescription--Held Small Towns Destroyed, Fragmentary Reports Indicate; Quake Hits Just Before Midnight. LITTLE NEWS FROM INTERIOR Dawson Grange Has Community Program Jan.28 The. annual observance of Community Day by Dawson Grange will be held Saturday at the grange hall in Lower Tyrone township. The forendon" meeting will' begin at 10 o'clock and will be given ever to a get-acquainted period. Dinner will be served at noon. There will be a program of entertainment in the afternoon. Dawson Grange is the oldest organization of the Patrons of Hus- oandry in Fayctte county, this being 'ts 64th year. The Community Day Drogrsms have-been held- for ap^ proximatcly 60 years." Mrs. Maria Overholf, Sister of H.C. Frick Dies ai Woosfer, Ohio By United Press. WOOSTER, Ohio, Jan/ 25.--Mrs. Maria Frick Overholt, sister of the late Henry Clay Frick, multi-millionaire Pittsburgh steel manufacturer and widow of the late J. S. R. Overholt, Woostcr banker, was dead today. Mrs. Overholt died at midnight ill her home at the age of 9i: She was born in West Ovcrton, Pa, and lived here 65 years. Tax Collector Dies. GREENSBURG, Jan. ' 25. -- Miss Elizabeth Clarissa Bash, 65, a resident of New Alexandria for 50 years and serving her second term os tax collector, died suddenly Tuesday. Public Invited To Attend Annual Teacher Conference With the annual education conference of the, Conncllsvillc and Dunbar Township School di.strit.ts scheduled to begin at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning in the High School Auditorium, Superintendent W. G. Davis today urged the public to attend the sessions. The conference will bo held Thursday and Friday with claries being dismissed in all of the schools of the two districts. Sessions will be held nt the institute in the morning and afternoon. Superintendent Davis said: "The program will be unique in that all of the speakers have been engaged to talk about some phase of the problem o£ reading." There will be six prominent educators from five outstanding universities and colleges who will discuss various phases of the general theme, lecturers that should be instructive- to both the teacher and patron. The lecturers will be: Dr. Thyrsa Wcalhthcow Amos, professor of student personnel administration and dean of women, University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Emmett Albert Belts, research professor in elementary education and director of reading clinic, Pennsylvania State College. Dr. O. R. Bontrager, assistant di- Continuc1 oc Page Six. Bedridden Cousin Summons Help When Man Suffers Stroke WASHINGTON, Pa., Jan. 25.-When 77 year old I. J. Wolf slumped into a chair as he was overcome by a heart attack, his aged, bedridden cousJn, Alcista R. Mercer, brought neighbors by pounding on a window. Wolf, a prominent churchman and retired oil well driller, will be buried Friday. PHYSICAL PROGRAM FOR BUSINESS MEN WILL BE INAUGURATED THURSDAY A physical education program for business and professional men of the city is being undertaken by the Y M. C. A. with the first session scheduled for 7:30 o'clock Thursday night, General Secretary Ross J. Medcalf said today. "Business . -d professional men who have been wondering what to rlo about their waist line and keeping in better physical condition now will have an opportunity to actually to do something about it," Mr. Medcalf said. "The Y. M. C. A. i.s now oiganiiing 2 business and professional group which will meet regularly and participate in activities suitable for all age groups. The TT* invites all , business and piofcssioual men to .·ome to the Y. M. C. A. at 7:30 o'clock Thursday night and enter some of these activities and be the guests of the 'Y' for the evening. "The Y. M. C. A. will be prc- paicd to offer physical activities such as calisthenics, volleyball, handball, basketball, indoor tennis, badminton, ping pong, swimming and other games suitable for all age groups." These activities, the seci clary said, will be under the supervision of Charles W. Royce, boy's work secretary and physical director, who came to the "Y" staff last Septcm- ; bcr. I A like .. i jrarn f01 women, which meets Tuesdays, was started in December and is growing in popularity. ·Women from businesses and ofllccs arc invited to join in the activities as well as women who are not employed. Special to Trie Courier. I'KRPIGNAN, FUKNCH-SPANISII ! UNIONTOWN. Jan. 25--Awakened FRONTIER, Jan. 25.--Spanish loyal-J cither by an unusual noise or by j iit troops made a de^pei.itc stum! m i premonition, curly this morning, Mrs., the Miburbs of Barcelona today' William Chalfant of rear of 20 Stewart avenue had the horrible experience of a crouching, wild-eyed Ilgurc staring her in the face. With his head and shoulder protruding above the foot of the bed, J.'rs. Chalfant at against nationalists massed for a i triumphant entry to Spain's greatest, city und their biggt-st \ictory of the! civil war. ' Thousands of loyali.it tokllers and thousands of civilian n-fugcVi, wt-ro Mfcw Pearl Borow Dr. John Raferty Dr. John Raferty, Philadelphia physician who has been practising 30 years, is snown in magintratc's court to answer a charge of homicide in connection wif.h the dc.-ith of Isabella Fratz, 15. The girl died soon after taking medicine prescribed by Dr. Rnferty. .Miss Pearl Borow, 26, pharmacist, arraigned with Dr. Rafcrty, filled the prescription. Dr. Rafcrty took full blame for inadvertently specifying 20 Brains of strychnine instead of one-half crain. (Cmtrat Press} first believed the intruder to be hi-r j iti-p.iminK northward from the city, husband. A quick glanc a at her side revealed the presence of Mr. Chalfant peacefully sleeping. "Will, Will, wake up" sh;iri:ed the frightened wife. Her cries were sutlk-it-nt to bi mu the croucher to a inor? erect position as he dashed out into the hall and down spiral steps, thrcuch the living- room, and dimngroom where he dove out an open window through which which the nationalists had hoped lo enlor this morning without a fight. Hut picl't-d republican troops elected to make a last fight. They held the Moors from Africa, shock division of the nationalist army, in the south- , ern suburb-,. [ The- United Press correspondent at Barcelona, after the city h.'id been silent for many hours, reported that Lieutenant Colom-l Jose Seirano he had entered. With nim went the Romero, a hero of the defense of blind anci curtains. Madrid and a veteran of the fi|4ht for In tones includii.K :il:nm and fear I Malaga in the south, had assumed Mrs. Chalfant told of the crouching I command of the defending forces, figure at her bed. I The von espondcnl reported that In long strides, Mr. Chalf.int i the roar of cannonading became reached a nearby clothespress where louder south of the city, and that the he quickly snatched a loaded doublc- FRANCE SEEKING TO BUY 600 FIGHTING AIRPLANES SHE DOES AI.l. H1GHT. Jt'ST AS DAD FOItt.SAW barreled shotgun and started in pursuit. Pleas of his wife, who stopped him just ouL'ide the room in the hall, halted the env.iged husbanc' and probably saved the life of the intruder who lied out a side gate in the loyalists were demoralized be- the direction of Wilson avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Chalfant hastily dressed and summon-d police. Double tracks from the window to the street were traced. Due to the dim light in the hall through which the piowlcr ran, Mrs. Chalfant was unable to describe him. She believes, however, that he was a white man and rather tall. Entering the diningroom window, which he forced, the intruder visited every room in the house. However, nothing was found molested. There was evidence that he had peeped into the room across the hall where two of the Chalfant children slept. Mr. Chalfant, well known in the East End, i.i employed in the Frick mines at Star Junction. Dye Questioned By Wail, Moffatf In Corbin Death crash o ^ f n l l m R houses could bv hoauL A great fleet of 32 threc-motoioci bombinc planes i!cw over the city, without dropping bombs, in silent warning that surrender war expected. Nationalist leaders had hoped that yond hope of reorganization, and that all ditalonia, in addition to Spam's greatest city, would soon bo theirs. $100,000 Fire Loss In Cumberland Shops By United Pr^ss. CUMBERLAND, Md., Jan. 25.-Fire caused $100,000 in the Mount Savage shops of the Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad today, destroying plans and records dating back as early as 1845. William Claus, general manager, announced there would bo no loss- or curtailment of employment because of the fire. Two-thirds of the damage w,ii covered by insurance, he said. WASHINGTON. Jan. 25.--Lieutenant Colonel Rene G. P. Weiser, air CHICAGO, Jan. 25. -- Cornelia j c i o , c d today that a French air mission Otn Skinner, celebrated monologisl, | to lhc unlied Slates is negotiating made her initial npucaiance lasl i for Ulc i L .,- nc ,, t Or d 01 - o f fighting planes niRht in George Bernard Shaw's , ever p , aced in Ullb . oumr y by a for"Candida," the first play in which | ^j,,, p owor . she has appeared in moie than a j WeUer said Ihe mission came here decade. Her father, Otis Skinner, to bll y .. st . VCI . al hundred planes." He dean of American actois, wired be- s;lld thc dcalj if c . oml ,i c . t cd, may in- fore cm tain: "Dear child, on your opening Candida, 1 know jou will be simply grandidu "So hitch on your bustle, "Go out there and hustle "The folk.s will give you a hand- ida." j volve as many us GOO lighting planes. in i Wc-iscr did not disclose the co.st of 1 the projected transaction. The U. S. Aimy Air Corps estimates unit costs P. S. She well applauded and critics agreed she had done all right. (·lampion Boy Hurt Donald Dye of Comiellsvjlle was being questioned by county and State authorities at Uniontown today in connection with the death last week of Raymond Corbin of Vandcrbilt who died in Connellsville State Hospital of Injuries received when he fell from the Pittsburgh Lake Erie Railroad bridge at Vanderbi!!. Dye surrendered to Chief of Police Andrew W. Thomas Tuesday atter- noon, saying he had heard that County Detective John C. Wall and State Trooper Charles A. Moffatt were "looking for me." Dye was Corbin's companion the night the latter fell from the bridge during a blinding snowstorm. The county and State officers were said to hear Dye's version of what happened during the houis the two were together prior to the fatal fall and v hat were the circumstances surrounding the accident. n. O. Receiver Denied. NEW YORK, J.m. 23--Application lor appointment of a icccivcr for the Baltimore Ohio Railroad was turned down by Federal Judge Murray Hulbert on the ground insufficient evidence had been presented to sustain charges of illegal transfer of collateral behind a bond identure. While Sled Riding Gcoige Kcefer, nine years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Kcefer of Champion, suffered a fractured left leg Tuesday afternoon in a coasting accident. The boy fell on" the sled as it was going down a steep hill. He was taken to Connellsville Hospital. Pond Frozen Over. The East Park skating pond is frozen over and it is reported that ice skating is line. The Weather Fair and slightly colder tonight, Thursday cloudy with rising tcm- rcrature followed by light snow is tne noon wenther foiccast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Record. 19.39 1038 Maximum . _ 41 64 Minimum --_ 20 38 Mean 31 51 Parish House At New Salem Rocked In Bomb Explosion UNIONTOWN, Jan. 25.--An explosion rocked New Salem at 4:10 o'clock tliis morning when dynamite was hurled through the rear glass door of Holy Trinity parish house occupied by Rev. Alexis Dankevich. The force of the Wast shattered thice windows in the house, three windows in the adjacent church and also in St. Mary's Greek Catholic Church, located across the street end in the parish house occupied by Rev. Anthony Knapik and his family. One window was blown out of the house of Charles Hough, a neighbor. Church officials expressed belief the attack was caused by disgruntled members of the congregation in an attempt lo harass the priest and his family. State Motor Police are making an investigation. LATROBE MAN IS SENATE REPORTER HARRISBURG, Jan. 25.--Chief Clerk of the Senate William J. Ridge has appointed A. A. Chapman, Philadelphia, as chief official reporter and Victor Lynch, Latrobe, as official reporter. The first job pays $18 a day, the latter $15. May Cut GREENSBURG, Jan. 25.-- Westmoreland county commissioners, who said work is moving along on the 1939 budget, declared a rm'llage reduction is "very definitely anticipated but we don't know yet how much it will be." Taken lo Hospital. Amadce J. Cans, veteran school teacher of Po.ut Mat ion. has bccn admitted to Uniontown Hospital for trcatmcnt. · Condition Improved. Mrs. Sarah Moline is slowly improving at her home at Dawson after motion ol a lingering illness, _ Jdclnhia. about $60.000- figure which would make the French deal run in the neighborhood of $36,000,000. French plans to make heavy purchases of American planes followed similar plans by Great Britain. Orders already have bccn placed for 400 British lighting planes with American manufactmers-.- -Martin, Ousted By GO, Charges Lewis Dictator By STEVE RICHARDS United Press Staff Correspondent. DETROIT, Jan. 25.--A dual union struggle for the estimated 400,000 members of the United Automobile Workers of America was precipitated today by the disowning of suspended President Homer Martin, and the recognition of his union enemies by the Congress of Industrial Organizations. Mai-tin charged that the CIO had split the union because he resisted the "dictatorship" of Us president, John L. Lewis. The announcement that the CIO no longer recognized Martin as head of the union was made in Washington yesterday by Sidney Hillman" and Philip Murray, CIO vice-presidents. They said he had "identified Himself with dual unionism and arrogant defiance of a labor union." They recognized nn anti-Mnitin faction, which /od lost week, with Continued on Page Six. Just Off the Wire WASHINGTON, Jan. 25.--Senator David I. Walsh, D., Mass.. today in. traduced amendments to the National Labor Relations Act which would permit employers to express opin- ious on union matters and petition tlic-NLRlJ for employe elections. The amendments Introduced by Walsli were drafted by the American Federation of Labor. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 23.--Mary Madden, daughter of. Chairman J. Warren Madden of the N'LKB, tocla} was admitted to practice bcfon: the Pennsylvania. Supreme Court on the motion of Owen F. McClanc of Phila- By WILLIAM L. F. HORSEY United Press Copyright. SANTIAGO. /Chile, Jan. 25.-Southern Chile lay stricken today by a violent earthquake which caused an appalling loss of life and property destruction. The government sped airplanes and special trains with food, doctors, nurses, medicine and clothing to the shaken region. Communications were disrupted and it was impossible to estimate the loss of life. One amateur radio operator in Conccpcion got through a message saying he believed 2,000 persons had perished in Conccpcion alone, and 40 per cent of the build- in»s destroyed. There was no other confirmation of his high estimate. A radio message from Valdivia said the death toll in Concepcion was 60, not 2,000. Some towns were reported almost destroyed. Fires were burning in some of them, including Concepcion.- Six provinces, Talca, Maule, Nuble, Concepcion, Biobio and Cautin, with a total population ot more than 1,600,000, lay in the earthquake zone, covering roughly an area 400 miles long and 100 mile:; wide, Thc Talcahuano zone was placed under a state of siege. One-fourth, of thc city was reported destroyed. Government reports were so fragmentary that no attempt was to estimate casualties, which ;ivcn out as received. 'A few after the earthquake, which :d at 11:34 P. M, reports had bccn received of 100 dead, but there was little doubt here that thc total was for higher. The earthquake was the most se- vcic since thc one in December, 1028, n th same region, in which 600 were iillcd. Fragmentary reports to the government gave a total of 100 known dead a few hours after the quake. But many towns in the zone were cut off from all communication and had not bccn heard fiom. The ministry of interior placed thc Talcahuano zinc, 250 miles s'ji.th ot Santiago, under a state of siege is reports were received of 14 known there, including four a'-'amen at Ihe naval-base. Sixty-seven-were *nown -wounded-cmd it was asserted that oiie-fourth£bf IHe-cjty of-Talcahuano was destroyed.-- ·-"--~- The director general of electric services ordered all amateur radio stations to put themselves at thc orders of local authorities immediately in order to set up an emergency communication net work," as telegraph "and telephone wires wcie down over a great part of the earthquake zone. Government authorities feared it would be several days before the real extent of the disaster \yas known:- It was fcarod that the greatest loss of life would prove to have been in small communities, far from communication centers. Soon after the shock, telephone authorities reported the towns of Parral, Angol and Pailaheque had'been destroyed. Parral and Angol are close together, about 250 miles south of Santiago. Pailaheque lies another 150 miles to the south. Twelve persons weie known dead in early reports from Conccpcion, 10 miles across the bay from Talcahuano. Unconfirmed reports said that one-fourth of the business district was destroyed, and at Talcahuano naval base a fire could be seen turning in thc city. Railroad oflicials received advice that raihoad communication was halted south of Linares, 170 miles south of Santiago, because thc quake had spread rails. As soon as the first shocks were felt here--electric c'ocks stopped at 11:34 p. M.--officials oi '.he ministry of interior took their posts of duty and began the work of ascertaining the extent of thc catastrophe and organizing relief work. Within a few hours, all employes ofthe ministry were at their posts. The first government motor expedition lo the earthquake /one left Santiago at 5 A. M. (United Press Staff Correspondent Charles Serry is with the expedition.) As soon as daylight came, the work of organizing laige relief expcdi- tions was started. The .ministry of interior took charge of all army, navy and police units throughout southern Chile and local authorities were put under central government prdcn.

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