The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 26, 1939 · Page 4
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, January 26, 1939
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PARE FOUR. THE DA1UY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLIS, PA. THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 1939. . t? lath} (tarter THE COURIER COMPANY James JJ DriGcoll R. A. Ooncgan Walter S Stimmel Ia.ncs M Driscoll I. Wylie Driscoll Publishers -- President and General Managui Secretary and Treasurer Editor _ Associate Editor . Advertising and Business Manager MLMBER OF Audit Bureau of Circulations Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association Bureau of Advertising, A N P. A. Served by United Press and tnternational News Service SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy, 50 cents per month; S5 per year, or $2 50 for six nonths by mail If paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Postofftce, Conncllsvillc, Pa. THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 2G. 1939 CIO Unfair to Major Adams Former Governor Earle's excuse for not appointing Major Lynn G. Adams to the head of the State Motor Police when the State Police and the Highway Patrol were merged was that "John L. Lewis would not stand for It." Back of the attitude of Senate Democrats In withholding confirmation of Adams now is the same obedience to the dictation of the CIO chieftain. Major Adams' fate remains in doubt pending a hearing next Monday on a charge that while at the head of the State Police lie "favored tho corporations and behaved brutally toward coal miners" in labor troubles. The labor leaders call him a strike-breaker. To this allegation the major replied thus: "Two CIO representatives say I have been unfair to labor and have acted as a strike breaker. "I replied that a strike breaker Is one who goes in and takes another man's job, or who encourages others to take another man's job. "Under that definition I have never been a strike breaker. " _ _ "If upholding thelaw and preserving the peace is being a strike breaker, then I have been u strike breaker many times." Any labor difficulty which results in violence places the officers in an unpleasant position. Regardless of what their sympathies as individuals may be, they are charged with enforcement of the law. They cannot do otherwise than obey the oath they have taken. It is too bad that labor leaders and many laboring men cannot put themselves in the place of the officers and get their viewpoint. The fact that he enforced the law--as he was sworn to do--cannot fairly be made ground for Impeaching an officer or preventing his confirmation for another position. NATURALIZATION BOURSE NEGLECTED In holding up the final citizenship papers of a number of residents of Westmoreland county. Judge Charles B. Whitten drew public attention to a lamentable lack ot knowledge on their part of some of the basic--or what should be basic--requirements for admission to the body politic. Examples of the questions asked were: What form of government h'as this country? What Is a republic form of government? Who makes the laws of this country? What are the names of the two branches of Congress? What Is the Constitution of the United States? What Is the highest court of. the land? How many justices are there on the U. S. Supreme Court? News from the jurist's court revealed some were unable to answer the question: "What is- the capital of Pennsylvania?" Presumably because of his recent inauguration they were informed as to who is Governor. On one point there was no uncertainty. All were quick to declare themselves in sympathy with and happy to be under our democratic form of government. Just as quickly they denied any communistic or anarchistic allegiance. Every one was exceedingly desirous of becoming an American tizen. , The fault lies in the educational preparation. Unfortunately there exists a lack among many native born Americans of much they should know about thetr government and what its real significance is to them. STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. NESTS AND TEARS In the League ol Nations Building In Geneva one sees mnny unusual mural decorations. One of the most sinking depicts a dead soldier surrounded by a group of weeping people. Mother, widow, and sisters arc gathered about the blcr showing their deep distress But to the side u bird and his mate are building a nest. Happily engaged In weaving the bits of grass together into a future home for their young, their whole demeanor is In striking contrast with that of the weeping women. Their cheerful labor reflects a good hope in the future. Their happiness in the piospcctive birth of young is so different from the grief of those who aie mourning the death of youth In battle, that even one not versed in the symbolism of art Immediately catches the meaning the; artist would convey. Humuns|arc shown as those who plan gtcat things and destroy their greatest asset, manhood, in attempting to achieve these things. The birds, whose welfare is in the hands of God, are happy and free, thinking not of death but of life; not of a tragic part and present, but of a hope'ul future. II Is a narable in oil after the words ot our Lord, "Consider the birds. . ." Stray Thoughts By i M DoHUtF THE CAPITAL WHIRL By Internationa) News Service. CLEAN HANDS REDUCE DISEASE SPREAD It Isn't often that doctors and nurses come down with a contagious illness. Yet they frequently enter homes and hospital wards that are quarantined. How do they escape contagion? According to medical opinion, one reason for vheir comparative immunity is the fact that they attach so much importance to hand washing, not only before and after contact with a patient but many times a day. They are aware that disease germs may thrive on ordinary things like door knobs, telephones, books a.'d pencils and they know it's a risk to eat with unwashed bi-nds. In an address delivered before a convention of public health nurses, Dr. Ray Lyman Wilbur put it this way: "If I had to name one health measure which would be most effective in the control of transmissible diseases, I would say that a thorough washing of hands, at least each time before food was taken, would be the most effective." When doctors and nurses wash up there are no halfway measures about it. They go after the grime by vigorously scrubbing for several full minutes with soap, running warm water and a nail brush and finish by carefully drying with immaculate towels. JIuch illness might be avoided if more people would follow the doctor's example and make frequent and thorough hand washing a regular habit for their own protection and as a safeguard for their associates. \ It is regrettable that not all physicians are so careful. There are some who neglect this most important part of their daily work. ' HITLER NEAR END OF ROPEt William Philip Simms' analysis of the situation surrounding the dismissal of Dr. Hjalmar Schacht as president of the Reicnsbank leads to tho belief the Hitler regime in Germany is approaching a crisis, economically and financially. Schacht-was nred for the sole reason he was unable to Induce Montague Norman, governor of the Bank of England, to come to the rescue of the tottering Nazi financial system. Norman was unable to agree to any such proposal unless Hitler put an end to his perpetual war scares. Not being in a position to obtain such a promise, Norman threw up his hands. Slrnms, long associated with European conditions, now Scripps-Howard foreign editor, says Hitler had no alternative but to retreat from his position, and lose face, or put Walther Funk at the head of finances and order full speed ahead on the fantastic Nazi foreign trade policy of all barter and no cash, ou which other nations are becoming soured. Hitler is in pressing need of financial aid and raw materials. His efforts, as Simms views them, will not prevent a financial and economic crash, unless he elects to make another grab, which may precipitate war. How that could better his situation is not clear. It takes billions to wage war. Sidelights HARRISBURG, Jan. 26.--Pennsylvania's new First Lady--a mere girl of 23, though none the less a bundle of charm and personality for her youth--intends to see to it that her Governor-father, Arthur H. James, retains his viewpoint of an 'average American father." Pietty, brur:tte Miss Dorothy James--perhaps a bit displeased with the "first lady" title, preferring instead "first daughter"--flashed a look of determination from her deep, green eyes as she pledged: "Election or no election, we're jast an average American family and naturally every man wants a comfortable and relaxing home to come to after a hard day's work. Father's Job is going to be an especially hard one--and I would like to be as much help ns I can" A great admirer of her predecessor in the Executive Mansion, gracious Mrs. George H. Earle, Miss James reminds one a great deal of the retiring "First Lady." Both have beauty, wit, sincerity, boundless ' srm and keen mentality. And above all--and In political world vastly more important than anything else--both have managed, in the midst of a world that has almost lost it, lo maintain the common touch. And with Mrs. Earle, as with the somewhat Inexperienced but definitely willing Miss James, that enviable ability to mingle with the high as well ae the low with the same amount of charm, Is not a pose. Meeting tho extremely well-liked Mrs. Earle, you can tell from her handclasp, from her cheery greeting, from the light in her eager, interested eyes, and from the bright, flashing smile on her mobile face that she loves people. Miss James possesses the same qualities. Miss James, however, has one distinct dislike--a decided distaste for housework. But that, too, she has determined to submerge as she assumes her official role of the State's hostess. "I'll just have to loam and depend on a lot of people for a while," she remarked. The new "First Daughter," thou ?h feels that her dislike for cooking and housekeeping is no greater than that of "any other single girl." Hurriedly, though, she dispelled the idea that she intended to marry, denying she was even engaged. Her hobby of dramatics, she be- lives, will probably keep her busy a I'cod deal of the time. A graduate of Svracuse University, she has done considerable work in little thcaties and on the radio. Mrs. Earle, modern from the top of her curly, chestnut hair to the lip of her dainty slippers, nevertheless possesses one virtue that her successor has still to master--that the true housekeeper. Sewing was one of her chief enjcy- ments while she occupied the Exe u- tivc Mansion. Her needle-work fashioned curtains, drrperles and pillows that brightened the interior of the huge brovvnstone Executive Mansion. She even designed and made some of her own gowns. New though she will be at the hostess question, Miss James Is determined to "make a comfortable home for my father" "I'll take care of my end," she said, determinedly, "so that ho wil not be bothered with petty annoyances." Fayette County 4-H club girls again won honors at the State Farm Show last week in Harrisburg. Miss Fac Adams of Waltersburg took first prize in her room improvement exhibit and her slstjr, Dons, second place. The girls exhibited bed spreads, pillows and dresser scarves. Miss Marion Gayl Brown of Waltersburg took fourth prize in room improvement ^xhiblt and her sister, Edith Alice, fifth prize In room improvement. They exhibited bed spreads, pillow slips and dresser scarves. Miss Margaret Tishuc of Bethelboro took second prize for her two-piece cotton school dress I can t think of anything moic lmbcillc than a fellow tending me a si 1 ait Alec!: unsigned birthday greeting and 1-lcr asking: "Did you get my caid?' Just how much of j that Jacob Ruppert fortune do you suppose M'ss Helen Winthrope Wcy- ar 1 would have been bequeathed had she been a leading lady, instead of Just a lov 'y chorus girl' A much appreciated 'phone message from a Mr. J G Moscr, East Tayette street. Some radio comedians know now that our customs laws are among the few things that can't be joked about or burlesqued. Jimmy Roosevelt says he's through with politics for good, IV be, too, if I got out of It what James did. Believe it or not, but the most pleasuie most young married folks get out of life is supervising their own homes and raising their own kiddies without the aid, .tss'stancc and advice of 'in-laws. Add to that list of forgotten folks the name of Geraldine Farrar, one of the first ('t not the first) American girls to make the Metropolitan Grand Opera Company Mis Helen Reagan Vine street, always knew it was In- sanitary keep pciishable food- Thcse five g'.rls out ot nine who exhibited work at the Farm Show took honors. It Is to be hoped that next year more 4-H girls will exhibit at the show as the standard of work as been steadily Improving. All icmc economics extension c!ub work 5 under the supervision of Miss £ary E Anderson, home economics ^tension representative. Two woolen, of jifferent race, today occupy unique positions in Pennsylvania's Stale government. One, Miss Sophia M. R O'Hara 55 of Wilkes-Barrc, in the State 1 : anthracite coal belt, has been se lected as the first Secretary of Com' monwcalth In Ponnsylvinia history. The other, Mrs. Crystal Bird Fauset, a Negress, of Philadelphia assumes the post of first woman leg islator for her race in the Genera Assembly. The two women arc of opposite political creeds, Miss O'Haia being a Republican appointed by Govcrno Arthur H. "ames and Mrs. Fauset Democrat elected from a normallj white-dominated district in Philadel- ph'a. Both women arc college £iaduates Miss O'Harr, biinglng to her post r quaitcr of n century's active practice in State fnd Federal courts, i grndaute of Wharton School of FI nance of the University of Pennsyl vcnla. Mis. Fauset is a giadunte o stuffs in a warm indoor place, bu' only recently learned that it is also unsafe to keep them m a cool outdoors receptacle Lot's go to press. Factographs I you happen to be an aitist an sculptor, you can assuic yourself o a pleasing headstone for your tomb Mrs. Margaret L Kappclhoff of St Petersburg, Fla, is carving one foi herself and l.usband, who is still Uv Ing. Rice Is the staple food of more than half the globe's inhabitants. WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.--The annual gnm joke o£ economy in gov- cinment is falling faster and flatter pects in the current news item that the U. S: Housing Authority is going to float $100,000,000 of actual cash at than usual this time. I last accounting, In its program au- Appioprintore in Congress, whose thouzed last summer to cure the earnest promises of savings are hardy diy upon their lips, are already elevating their hands, shrugging: What can we do'" Their own private figures show they expect before they get thiouph to appropriate piob- ably half a billion dollars more than Mi Roosevelt asked for in the budget. It ib not their fault in their opm-. ion. The budget has been made meaningless they soy by Mr. Roose- vclt'i supplemental requests -- increasing iclief and armament outlays, now a health piogram which will cost $850,000,000 annually after 10 years, talking about Passamaquoddy and toe Florida ship canal. Furthermore they know they are going to appropriate more money for farmers and for some of their pet log-rolling projects. Also they know many business men aio on Mr. Roosevelt's side, especially those whose bus 1 - nesscs will get some ot the spending money, What little they might save they now icali/c would be but a splatter of spray in this spending surf. They are losing their zest for fighting the waves. There Is something of a rush apparent to get out of the economy boat and to ride the surfboard. depression of last spring, but cash ^ now will begin to flow. The stream will not show in the budget under the independent financing arrangements being made. Senatoi Byrd's famous list of these agencies shows 31 of them have been authoUrcd by Congress to issue bonds or stock amounting to raorc than $15,000,000,000, most of which is now outstanding. The d i s c o u r a g e d congressional Continued on Page Eight. There Is no question now about this policy being a spending program, paitly concealed from the budget. You can detect Its concealed as- BARRIERS I would tear the barriers doun. Garden ftnco and glass-edged wall; Creeds that claim Cod's, blessing all: E\cry guarded border line, Narrow hems ot ours and mine I would open hearts and mlnils. Nations, tribes and sects and crccd« Till the proudest mortal flnds Heavenward every pathway leads. 1 Mould banish pomp and pride And the hates which men divide. No division would I keep Save the one of bad and good: Men should learn they sow and reap In a common biothcrhood. I Mould have all people freed From the hatreds fences breed. From Confluence comes this rlbutc to the late William H. Relber y a citicn who wishes to hide his dcntity under "One Who Knew Him": "In the passing of William H. Reiber this community has suffered distinct loss. Tho writer having known and been closely associated /Ith him for a great many years, wishes to say he considered him one of the highest types of Christian manhood and citizenship. Of u cheerful disposition he radiated joy and happiness among those of his mmcdiatc families and all with whom he came in contact outside of the family circle as well. An indulgent husband and father, a good neighbor and irlend to all. He caves an influence for good hat long will be felt. Being of a humorous nature and until very recently exceptionally very mentally alert for one of his advanced age he led in -nlk that would enliven and enthuse those around him. Posscsssed of wonderful memory, his conversation was not only interesting but uplifting, creating a desire among those with whom he conversed for a fuller Christian life. He lived a pure, upright life, the example of which we would all do well to follow." Stewart DeHuff remarks that "in cose you never gave the matter much thought, few, if any, men ever get Ihelr hands out of their pockets in time to break the force of a fall on slippery sidewalks or streets." It has probably been drawn to your at- lentlon, whether you gave It much thought c- not, that many an otherwise good public speaker can't find any other place for his hands than in his pants pockets. At any other time they would be hanging in the place natu e intended or at work gesticulating, perhaps, in a perfectly normal way that seems to ba entirely lacking m some public speakers when on the platform. The hands-in- pockets classification embraces a lot of them. In speaking to a conference of the hotel and restaurant association in London, Miss Bess K. Coutts offered some "don'ts" for hotel workers which could very well apply to other businesses and every day life. Said Miss Coutls: "Don't have long faces; don't correct any of the staff before others of the staff; don't be untidy and above all don't gossip or nag." And wouldn't it be a wonderful thing if that "don't gossip" bit of advice was taken to heart all around. Columbia University's Teachers' College, New York City. Miss O'Hara, whose primary Interest is law, studied in the law office of Thomas R. Martin, formed district attornQy of Luzernc county, and was admitted to the bar in 1913. As Secretary o£ the Commonwealth :he is an ex-oificio member ot the 1 Board of Pardons, State Employes' Retirement System and the Property Board. Mrs. Fauset, however, leans chiefly toward welfare work and she was recently awarded a meritorious medal by retiring Goveinor George H. Eaile for outstanding work in thai field The major p-ut of her adult life has been devoted to aiding the needy of both her own and the white race. 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