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January 14, 1938

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 4

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FOUR. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNKLLSVJLLE. PA. FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 193S. imlg flfourw THE COURIER COMPANY . fames J. Driscoll R. A. Donegan Walter S. Stimmcl lames M. Driscoll I. Wylie Driscoll _ Publisher President and General Manager Secretary and Treasurer ... Editor Associate Editor . Advertising and Business Manager .: ' MEMBER OF . ', · , ; Audit Bureau of Circulations .c; :'_Pennsylvania Newspaper, Publishers' Association · · · " -· Bureau .of ·Advertising;-A; N. P.-A. - Served by.United Press and International News Service i··'· "·· ~-~--:-'·'.';·; SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two: cents" per copy; 50 cents-per month; $5-per-year,-or 52.50 for six nonthsby.inaU 11, paid in'advance. ·'···· -':;·'· "Entacd.-as.sccqnd.xJass matter st the Postoflicc, ·j; ' r^'^r^: '·'Conncllsyillc, Pa. .-: JANUARY 14. 1938. HAKSK: . "-"AQCord between t£o~President.and business looms as a^gSquoI-tgrnrgconferenco of .the Cuiei..Executive and five leaatn'g.'.industrialists' and the -furth'er announcement that ttt£^dpiiffittatiQE's,.Jong-- : d6rinant Business Advisory cS5i^"hasrbcen:Caired-to;gatlier;at : the "White.House next \YJEdns3day. LjCfifise two outstanding developments of the ·weelcrand;!tSe,-tjifFer feeing that is-alreadyr evident indicate a real desIreTbn tho part of. both the. President and big business to bring an end to the- growing-hostility. How much better :for the President to call men of affairs into face to' .face conferences than to shower them with long distance verbal'accusations.:. Tire 'President's Jackson Pay speech had something to do with-promoting-better feeling. Before that he had been attacking business as "a whole. -He narrowed it down to a "small-minority." ··· · ~" '" Presumably the allegedly intractable element was not invited "to" conference--Henry Ford, for instance. A broad view 6rthe~sltu;iUon"should._.have .embraced.-the motor magnate. Had Ford refused, the President could have felt he had done his:part. -Ford has been no more severe in his a^saults'on tie-New Deal than Ernest T. Weir, and Weir sat tfownluitu thVPresIdent."' ' · · " . CHEGD IX'1VA.Y IT SHOULD GO · l:'advice for-', parents of children in Fayette is. offered in: a letter from 'Miss Mary Anderson, home economics.^extension,representative. Proper training of ·the ca"ild~calls;fp'r"flrm : fules,'says Miss Andewon. Not only that,:they must.be enforced. "In any home it: is useless, or nearly so," to lay down rules of conduct and then fail to sec that the child obeys them.. Taking for granted mothers have an abiding interest in their offspring, Miss Anderson offers these ·suggestions, "among others: In guiding the child to form good habits, connect them ·with' pleasant associations. Trying to force a child to eat a new food and having the act .followed by a crying spell or temper tantram -will probably result in his never liking that food. \ ' "Be sympathetic -with your child. Make^surc that he knows what you mean. His disobedience may be due to the lack of ·understanding you. Children like to imitate their "grown-ups." Make sure your actions are worthy of imitation. : If a child refuses to eat, and it is on'Jy his way of getting attention, pay no particular attention to him. Refrain from giving him special favors. Withhold his dessert until he has eaten a reasonable amount of his main course. Avoid scolding and nagging children. It is irritating and.often spoils an otherwise good disposition. Be calm, firm and consistent in training children. Never threaten-or bribe them. If a rule is enforced today and overlooked tomorrow, the child loses respect for family law and order. CELESTIAL GIAXT DISCOVERED Little by little the mysteries and vastness of the heavens are being unfolded by scientists. Discovery of a huge star--or sun--many thousands of times larger than our own is announced .by Yerkes. Observatory at Williams Bay, Wis.. Beyond the comprehension of.the ordinary mind is the diameter of the globe,'.three.thousand-times greater than that of .our sun, which:, is roughly a million miles. To give a better idea of its bulk; it is stated that with the sun as its center It would::extend to the orbit. of the planet Uranus, leaving only far off Neptune and little Pluto, recently"dlscovered,.outslde.".'...-'.r~r.-_;:.; ;The star--Epsilon--.AufIgae : -;-1iiur"not.been proto- graphed~as.have'manyothers;;because:.of:its'.:infra-red light. It is estimated"6'lie 3,000 light' years -ffo'm-thei earth---not far as heavenly-distances go:.-:AJight year.is the, distance light travels in a year at the'"rate'of'186,000' miles a second. Students of the heavens.wilfawait with interest further discoveries about the celestial.giant.-'-. '-'·-- Meanwhile, why are not-students'-in-our public-schools taught moro-of the .mysteries of the universe, rather of the millions upon millions of universes great telescopes bring into view? Few of them know"anything about the subject. -» GREATEST FARM SHOW OX EARTH The greatest mid-winter farm show in Hie United Statcs:nviil:.opcn Monday, January 17, at Harrisburg, with FayctteT, JVestmoreland and Somerset counties -well represented;;as usual.- The 22nd anual exhibition will be held in the largest building of its kind in the- world, which was erected-out of State, funds at a cost of $1,627,000, all under a single roof an'd"covering aa area'oi ten and a half acres. Thousands of farmers and-their sons and daughters will trek to the State Capital for the event. Advance estimates place the'probable number of visitors'at 400,000. What an army to^ewthe more than 11,000 exhibits! An outstanding event of..the week will be the ground ·^hreakingrMonday afternoon for the new $1,200,000 farm show areria. -Everything connected with the show serves to emphasize the large" scale on which raising of farm products andvlivestock_is being" carried on State. in "RIDICULOUS" -LEGISLATION ASSAILKU What he calls "ridiculous legislation" has come under the fire of District Attorney A, M. Matthews of Somerset county. Addressing burgesses, justices of the peace, constables and other peace officers the prosecutor roundly de- nouced a law passed by the State Legislature limiting the thitles ami sco\e of local officers. lie ijointedly assailed an 'act which forbids a constable holding more than one elective ollice. "This ridiculous piece of legislation cannot but hinder police protection in smaller communities," he said. Where there is no organized police force all the citizens have to depend upon for immediate protection is the constable. Usually his income is such that without combination .with some other form of employment it is unprofitable for him to devote much time to it. If the office SOCK begging a community, may. not have any protection. SNOW WHITI: ANDJHE SEVEN DWARFS! WELP! As Otkers Think CAUTION (Somerset American.) John L/. Lewis, chief performer in the CIO, appears to belong to the spiritual family ot the old lady who while viewing n pnrnde observed that everybody was out ot step except her own darling son John. According to views expressed by Mr. Lewis in Tuscon, Arizona, Thursday, those wlw have managed the federal government have not done "too good a job." Neither have those who have managed the country's business. , The situation has become no serious that he suggests "labor" ought to mko a hand. The suggestion is intriguing. Who does Mr. Lewis have in mind when he employs the term "labor?" Surely, he would not have Mr. William Green, or the American Federation of Labor take a hand. That leaves only CIO, and, ot course, CIO is Mr. Lewis. The An.ti'Ican people will be a tride cautious in taking Mr. Lewis' hint. What's What At a Glance In the Day's News Brier Comment on Current Evcnti Hero and There. By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. ' "WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.--President Roosevelt has n way of taking an occasional dig nt Individuals, group? or institutions, against whom or which he seems to harbor feelings of resentment, and yet doing It in si-,ch a fashion as not to make him , , . appear to be Jabbing at them, ar.a N * seeking to have two represent- · 1 1 " "* "" - rf*- . . . . *.. n t i i t n . . f~nm n n n mtl^rA fn*-rrM1r T?rtot Among the first tasks John D Ebbcrt, new president of the Unit; Fraternity, will have to tackle i putting on a membership campaign There are a number of vacancies Count on Mr. Ebbcrt putting the fra to work on tho job in hand. ccnstqucntly without giving them much chance to come back at him. Foi example: No one can say, definitely, that, In his recent Jackson Day address, he intended to "pan" those newspapers of the present time that are critical ot his own New Deal policies. JEFFERSON ANALOGY Discussing President Jefferson's program, the president said: "Against him (Jederson) were almost all the newspapers and magazines of the dny. And so ... his associates resorted to printing simple ..·aflcts and pamphlets. The handful While the depression into which I o t Printers and editors who helped we have been plunged, described by Chairman JJccles of President Roosevelt's Federal Reserve Board us "the most precipitous in history," goes forth as Mr. Roosevelt's, everybody knows that Mr. Lewis' labor activities, blessed and shielded from the laws by the President, were chief among the primary causes of it. Henry Ford was the pioneer in the field of high wages and low selling prices. Mr. Ford gave Mr. Lewis something to shoot at, but is disdainfully ignored as unworthy of emulation. But, ot course, Mr. Ford belongs among empire builders while · Mr. Lewis is foreman of the wrecking crew. ' REPEALER (Uniontown Herald.) When Bruce Barlcn, one ot the world's outstanding advertising experts, campaigned for Congress he pledged he would ask for the repeal ot a law each day ot the Congress sitting. It seems that five days slipped by before he got his hand in--and then he introduced two repealer measures as a starter. About cverytimc someone develops a pet peeve or a bit of hyper-acidity there is the vow that there ought to be a law about It. The Pennsylvania Chief Justice the other dny remarked about the ap- parcnf penchant ot the last session of the Slate Legislature in passing unconstitutional laws. Perhaps Bruce Barton, freshman legislator, is setting a belter example than he knows. Not only should he keep up tne yood work but he might induce' his colleagues in Congress and inspire legislators in the State to cease flooding the legislative hoppers with unnecessary bills. It would be cheaper and certainly better for the country to permit the legisl itors to "extend their remarks' in he legislative journals to express their opinions--but not submit bills. Factographs Hong Kong, a Chinese city under British control, is situated on an island at the mouth ot the Canton River. Experiments in extracting oil from coal are being 'carried on in laboratories ot the U. S. Bureau ot Mines. Bones which doss bury in the soil absorb salt and minerals which the dogs require. This is cm instinctive form of self-medication. them were harried and arrested, with the full approval of the great papers and magazines ot the day. 'This was the first effort, with the cooperation of the owners ot the press, to curb the cssenti.il freedom of the press. It failed, just as any similar effort would fail today." AGAIN-Then as to President Jackson's era? "With it (the Jncksonian opposition)," said the President, in his Jackson Day talk, "were aligned oil of the nationally known press ot the day, with Ihe exception of three newspapers." "F. D." didn't mention, in this instance, that journalistic anti-Jacksonian opposition failed, "just as any similar effort would fail today." That, apparently, taken for granted was left to be by listcncrs-In; surely it was a pretty fair Inference. AN INTERPRETATION? What the President did not, more essentially, sny was this: "Most of the press fought Jeffcr- soninnism, and could not get away with it. "Ditto most of the press and Jacksoniauism. "Most of the press can't lick the New Deal now." But isn't it_a fair interpretation? F. D. R.'S VIEW No one can prove, of course, that tho present White House tenant considers the press generally hostile to him. - However, Washington correspondents widely believe that he does. He does not sny so, except, possibly, by implication. He is not explicitly quotable. The I'Ulk of the presidential Jackson Day address has been analyzed ativcs from one ward, former Post maslcr W. S. Behanna has eliminate himself from the councilmanic race He sets forth his reasons in a lelte to Mayor Younkin. "While representation by words is not contem plated by third class city law it seem a desirable point to consider in you selection of a nv.m or woman to fl the existing vacancy," his letter says Abe Daniels is the other rcpresenta live of Mr. Behanna's ward,' th Third. Here's another Jaynes family t observe a wedding anniversary--th 45th. The happy principals arc Mr and Mrs. Calvin Jaynes ot Ncmacoli who were married in Conncllsvill They formerly resided at Wheele They have- the bt-st wishes of alL Today in Washington : By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.--For sev- ral weeks now the country has been ed to expect that a constructive xjlicy on the subject ol utilities ould be forthcoming. Conferences lave been held at the White House nd there has been every indication hat President Roosevelt has had in is mind doing something to end the vnr between the utilities and the Administration. But nothing happens. Those who enow the President's eagerness to cause the utility companies to resume spending for construction believe he would not be delaying a settlement if could avoid it, because it is to the nterests of everybody to set such a settlement under way. Who, then, s blocking the making of a peace 'ormula? Various explanations are being advanced. One is that the President s waiting for the decisions of the 'ederal courts on the rights of the TVA and on the registration of. hold- ng companies. Both decisions will probably be forthcoming in another couple months. But the trouble with .his theory is that, even if the New Deal wins both cases, and, for purposes of discussion .today, such an nssumption might be made, then the Administration is doubly saddled with the Importance of making a plan at once to solve the controversy. To put it another way, the courts conference with the head of a California utility company, found that, even where there had been cooperation with New Deal policies, Federal funds had been used to menace the private investment. It is this issue ol competition which is coming to the surface rapidly. Will the Federal Government lend money to cities with which to drive out the existing utility company? There may be a legal right to do so, but is this wise economic policy? The utilities could, of course, sell out to the cities after a fair appraisal of the worth of the prop:rties involved. But, in the case cf Chattanooga and Knoxville, for Instance, the holding companies have'ottered to sell their distribution facilities, but the cities arc unwilling to buy the systems themselves, .preferring to confine'themselves only to the purchase o£ distribution lines within a city and ignoring the investment in generation and transmission equipment outside that area, which would be rendered almost worthless if the many customers within a given city were subtracted from a private com.- pany's market. i While the TVA cares are beinp argued, the TVA officials and the public ownership group have been quiet about duplication of facilities and about starting any moves actually destroying an existing company's may decide that the Federal Government can make grants of money even to permit competition between states or cities and the utilities or between the Federal Governmcn and the utilities. The courts, however, are not dealing with the wisdom of the policy but legal rights. As for the Administration, it is faced with the necessity, of deciding whether duplication of existing utility facilities is desirable as a matter of public policy and as a proper use, of public funds at a time of severely unbalanced budgets. | Mr. Roosevelt knows all this us well ai anybody outside the Government. He is well aware that, if he permits Federal funds to be used to set up municipal plants in many cities where existing companies already supply electricity, there is bound to be chaos among investors, not only in utility operating companies, but in other lines of business as well, where government entry into business would be as logical to bring about 'consumer benefits as in the electric light industry. , One possible explanation is that some of the public ownership and state socialism advocates are trying to put Mr. Roosevelt on the spot and that they have been building a backfire with the evident intent of blocking any settlement botwcen'the Administration and the utilities. If this is the correct answer to the question of what forces arc blocking a settlement, then the issue is bound to flare up in Congress soon and the lines of cleavage drawn. This would be a distinct gain because tLe investors of the country want to know now if there is any group in Congress who want state socialism, irrespective of the expense and human misery in- votvi-d in aggravating an · already severe recession in which millions of persons have been added to the relief rolls in the last two months. The President, In his Wednesday investment. But, as soon as the courts hand down their decision, Mr. Roosevelt will be compelled to decide between the public ownership groups, who will want to push TVA's Continued on Page Five. WITH A CASH LOAN $25 to $300 FROM US. IK LAST YEAR'S BILLS ARE THIS YEAR'S PROBLEM. Why Not Combine Them Here: Let Our Cash Solve Your Problem. NO Signers Except Husband And Wife. No Embarrassing Investigations. · Inquire About The Union Repayment Plan. Small Payments Arranged To Suit YOUR INCOME. Dp To IS Months to Repay.' Old Reliable-Si Yrs. in Grwnsbnrjc Loons Made In Westmoreland And Surrounding Counties. Call--Phone--Or Write. N I O N LOAN CO. 204--Second Floor First National Bank Bide. Phone 1-3-1-3 GREENSBURG Many local railroad men enjoyed! a personal acquaintance with A. H." Buelman, carpenter for more than 20 years on the Somerset branch of the Baltimore Ohio, who has retired at the age of 70. Fellow em- ployes took advantage of the occasion to felicitate him and present him with a traveling bag--for a trip lie and his wile will make to the Sunny South. A year atfo last October they celebrated their Rolden wedding anniversary. Dunbar citizens have responded generously, it is said, to the appeal for funds' to meet a balance on the fire truck purchased some time ago. But not all have chipped in. The Board ot Trade, backer of the movement, therefore calls on all who have not done so, and can, to contribute promptly. There could hardly be a more worthy cause. The fire demon might strike your home next. Australia Changes Coins. MELBOURNE, Jan. 14.--Australia is changing the designs of all its coins to emphasize tho. resources and characteristics o£ the country. While the king's head will still be retained on the face of all coins, the reverse will have such images an kangaroos; a rnm's liead, indicative of wool; and three cars ot wheat, symbolic of that crop. and reanalyzed; but its references to the press have not been much touched on, independently of its politico-economic aspects. A complete camera the si:;e of a i humun thumbnail is on exhibtion in j j London. Its lens were fashioned! · J'rom a walclt-makoi-'s jewel. ! LOUCKS HARDWARE GO. \V. Crawford Avenue. Phone 135 -to- Corner Arch St. Orchard Alley Opposite Itcar Door of Tost Office bargains Galore! Suits to $35.00 values Suits to $27.50 values Summer Suits S4.25 to $17.50 Topcoats-O'coats $12.75 to $22.50 Students Suits (sizes 18 to 21) only ...., $9.95 and $12.95 Freeman Shoes $2.85, $3.85, $4.85 Men's Rain Coats $2.98 and $3.29 Boys' Rain Coats $1.89. and $2.29 Freeman Sport Shoes $2, $2.50 and $3.00 Silk and Wool Scarfs 50c to $1.50 j · , * Superior Underwear, sizes 36 to 50 $1.19 to $3.50 (Cotton, purl wool and all wool) Sweaters, zipper front and slip-over $1.19 to $3.48 Paris Belts and Suspenders 65c Heavy Sanforized Work Pants $1.48 Dress Pants ". $1,48 to $3.98 Cotton Shirts and Drawers 48c Wool Shirts and Drawers $1.19 Arrow Stiff Collars 2 for 25c Van Huesen Collars 5 for $1.00 All Other Items Greatly Reduced

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