The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 27, 1939 · Page 4
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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PAGE FOUR. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNKl^LBVILL,!!!. PA. i''rtIDAY,.JANUARY 27, (ttnrtrar THE COURIER COMPANY . James J Driscoll R. A. Uoncgan Walter S. Stimmcl Ja.nes M. Driscoll J. Wylic Driscoll mr I - - - - - - - Publishers -- President and General Manager Secretary and Treasurer __ .. . Editor _..-- 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 $2.50 lor six months by mail if paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Postofficc, Connellsvllle, Pa. FRIDAY EVENING. JANUARY 2'. 1939 SEW BATTLE IX THE MAKING The ever aggressive occupant of the White House jumps from the frying pan Into the fire. He has precipitated ' another party and Senate splitting controversy by nominating Thomas R. Amlie, former Progressive representative in Congress, for a vacancy on the Interstate Commerce Commission. Already the battle lines between liberals (some call them radicals) and conservatives in the upper house are being formed. Paul JIallon says that while the choice of the lame- duck Wisconsin congressman was a peace offering to the LaFollette crowd, Mr. Roosevelt failed to tell the LaFollettcs. ahead of time, or in other words, failed to consult with them. Amlie is classed among the extreme left wingers. During three terms in the House he sponsored a proposed constitutional amendment to give the Federal Government, through Congress, the right to take over private business at its discretion, by exercising the right of eminent domain. The Wisconsin Legislature has added fuel to the fire by adopting a resolution asking the President to recall the nomination and accusing Amlie of being a Communist. Commenting on the nomination the Washington Star says: "On the record thus far disclosed, the only reason that suggests itself for the appointment of Thomas R. Amlie to the Interstate Commerce Commission is based on the philosophy of Petroleum V. Nasby to-wit: " 'I want a offis; I need a offls. A offls wood suit me. Therefore, I should like to hev a offls.' " JIAKRY HOPKINS AM) BUSINESS The great ado In the Senate over the confirmation of Harry L. Hopkins as Secretary of Commerce but served to put him more before the public. From the beginning his bitterest opponents knew he would be confirmed, or were practically sure of it. Whatever his qualifications, the former WPA administrator had a considerable backing among business men which must have been reflected in the overwhelming vote In his favor, 58 to 27. One of the chief accusations against Hopkins was the prevalence of politics In relief--in Pennsylvania,' Kentucky and some other states. Hopkins denies any direct responsibility. It will be recalled he put out plenteous publicity to caution votars they were not to permit being maced. Either he was sincere, or the veriest hypocrite. New Dealers paid no attention to his words in Pennsylvania and especially In Fayette county. Perhaps Hopkins was helpless to prevent it, perhaps he might have done more than talk. But that IB water over the dam. He's free now to demonstrate to the country just what his ability as a most important Cabinet officer is; that he is not what his critics call him; that he is everything his chief, the President, and his friends say he' is. His real task will be to bring about appeasement between business and the Government. Already he seems to be making progress. He has Indicated his willingness to listen to the problems of industry and business. Satisfied as to what should be done, his next task is to line up tho White House, numerous attempts at ·which have not been productive of visible results. THE JOB DKEA3I AND BEAUTY If the visions boys and girls in high school have in the way of jobs after graduation fail to materialize, there is this consolation: They have plenty of company. A survey by the Pittsburgh Board of Education shows that what graduates want and what they get are two very different things, in most cases. It covered 3,361 graduates of 1937. H. L». Cleland, director of the city schools' department of guidance, cited the cases of 247 students who studied bookkeeping in the senior year. Only 57 of them found jobs as bookkeepers. An encouraging note was the data on how 2,316 of the 3,401 graduates found the jobs they said they had. Forty- seven per cent said they won them through-"personal application" and only 38 per cent through "friends and relatives." Copies of the survey will be distributed to every guidance teacher, in the city schools in an effort to put high school students on the right track and to lessen their disappointment in not finding the kind of jobs they wanted. KEEPING 0'E'S FEET OX GROUND What Pennsylvania farmers need from Harrisburg is not control but cooperation. That is what Governor Jaines told twelve thousand of them at a mass meeting In the new Farm Show arena at the Capital. The farmers applauded him when he told them they "don't want to be on the receiving end of the State or anybody else"; that what they want "is to be on their own." And to help them be on their own will be the policy of the Administration. There was a lot of homely philosophy in the Governor's address. For example he counselled them that "it's all right to hitch your wagon to a star, but If you are going to save yourself a broken neck you'd better'keep your feet on the ground." The Governor called upon the farmers for their sympathy and cooperation during the next four years. In return he told them "Pennsylvania will try to get its feet back on the ground." TO HELP FIGHT PARALYSIS The President's birthday ball, at the Pleasant. Valley Country Club tomorrow night, should have its appeal to all because of the great humanitarian purpose--to provide funds for the battle against infantile paralysis. It will be be one of similar enterprises all over tho United Sta.tes. It is not necessary to dance to participate in the community's observance-o£-the-day,-. Contributions vvill be welcomed', In whatever sum". The ball provides bht one method of raising the funds, which are greatly needed. Out in Dunbar'·to\vjishlp r -at Lelsenring : N6. rl--they- put" on- a benefit basketball game. Both County Chairman Lyell L. Buttcrmoro ami Local Chairman H. D. Minerd want to imnress upon the iiiiblio tho need of participation in a mo'-t worthy enterprise. THE "SAM-ESE" TWINS By WASHINGTON, Jan. 27.--Some of j the U. S. stabilization fund. (Rethe business advisory services, economists and statesmen are whispering that the world may fall off the deep end this summer, possibly along about May. They are talking about European war or economic collapse. It is an old story which has sprouted new wings but apparently it still lacks feet. Most of the best authorities here agree It could happen, but see no particular reason why It should, and do not believe it will. Majority slant is that Hitler and Mussolini, while financially shaky inside and liab!e to topple at any moment, have a few tricks left in their bags which should stave off the wolves at the door for a while. If war comes, they will mnke it, but the prospect seems incredible to the calmer judges here. Britain should be able to straighten out her gold situation during the next three months. France is more unified politically than in many a year. The U. S. outlook for business is good. What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Jan. 27.--Senator Robert R. Reynolds of North Carolina, as an adverse critic of Roose- vcltian foreign policies and of the Administration's advocacy of increased national defense, threw a considerable surprise into the upper congressional chamber the other day. Reynolds, in his argument, had the support of Senators Lynn J. Frazier and Ernest Lundeon of North Dakota and Minnesota respectively. Their fellow solons accepted Frazier's and Lunrtccn's attitude as quite natural. The North Dakotan is a Republican, wholly without compunctions in attacking New Deal recommendations. Moreover, he is a vehement pacifist. Once he fought for a constitutional amendment forbidding American participation in any war, even defensively. I am a moderate paciiist myself, but I could not exactly see how Uncle Sam could insure himself against aggression from abroad by unconstitutionalizing war on our part. I asked him about this at the time. His answer was that no nation would attack another country which already had an antiwar constitutional clause of Its own. I always have had my doubts of that. However, I think the indorsement, by a lawmaker like Frazier, of Senator Reynold's pro-peace reasoning, was plenty logical. As for Lundecn, he is a Farmcr-Laborite, and that outfit is pacifistic, too; so the Minnesotan was consistent likewise. But Reynolds Is a Democrat. He was disagreeing with a President who wears the same label that he does. It Is true that there nre anti-New Deal Democrats. Senator Josiah W, STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. N. B.--Don't let the idea fall out of the back of your head that Hitler may wangle a deal out of Stalin. Stranger things have happened. Some definite hints arc now available, here on this. It Is at least as good a possibility as war. member Secretary Morgcnthau has two men working down there now.) It may not be suggested openly and it may not be done. Senator Hiram Johnson gave the reason why, although he did not say so specifically. He Just announced that most Latin American nations had not paid up on their last loans. His figures, coming from the American Boldholders Protective Association, dated a year ago (the last figures available) showed 14 out of the 16 Latin American countries then in default. (The exceptions were the Dominican Republic and Haiti.) Out of 168 bond issues, 151 were in default. Total Latin American bonds outstanding (not all held in the U. S.) $1,593,575,938; in default $1,350,095.033. Statesmen call this "lending" an: 1 , "long term credits" but the Johnson figures indicate it to be simply giving them the money wherewith to buy our products--a sort of an International WPA. Such a foolhardy venture hardly will be attempted again, at least not on a grand scale. A BADLY ADMINISTERED TRUST Aaron Burr was ono of the most tragic figures in American history. He took the profound intellectual endowment which was his and used it not as his father. President Aaron Burr of Princeton had done, or his grandfather, Jonathan Edwards, but squandered it on selfish and treasonable enterprises. He came to the end of his life respected by none and distrusted by all. He had killed the brilliant Alexander Hamilton in a duel. The last picture we have of the man pr«cnts a sorrowful figure walking dejectedly along the seashore ard grieving over his bc- lovco ('mu^htcr who had been lost in a sea disaster. Burr was the example ot how a man can misuse a God-given and of how bitterly he can suffer when he docs so. His endowment was of course unusunl. But every man is endowed intellectually from on High. God pours good things into our lives--talents, responsibilities, personal qualities--and these He expects us to use in some profitable fashion in His service. It is not what we do but the way we do it which counts. The more we receive, the more we will be expected to account for on the last great day. But for all we have received we shall give an account on the day of judgment. As gold moves increasingly into the U. S. it will be used decreasingly as a method of settling international balances. It has been moving Into fewer hands in the last few years to such an extent that nowhere is it used as a basis for currency today. Barter is the only trade method left to the greater port of the world. Use of, barter has been increasing and tho situation seems encouraging for it to continue to increase. This Is not a mutter of policy but of necessity to the nations without gold. In this condition of affairs, you can readily see the Hull trade agreement policy has failed as a world remedy. A great part of the world cannot accept it (meaning not only the' dictators but Latin-America as well.) The final conclusion of this apparently irrevocable trend apparently Is that gold will cease to be of Interest to most of the world. It docs not necessarily mean collapse,, probably just more barter. All rights reserved--Babson Newspaper Sndlcate. Stray Thoughts By S M DellOHT Bailey of wealth is the one seemingly being another. The difference is this: Bailey has been an "Tarheel" common- of them--Reynolds anti-New Dealer all along, since he got the New Deal sized up. Reynolds is a recruit, apparently. Senator Bailey is not especially a pacifist, cither. He does not like New Deal economics, but ho does not oppose armament; North Carolina Is as bellicose a state as anyone could desire. Senator Reynolds' Record. "Bob" Reynolds has not been very conspicuous in the Senate hitherto. He has been on Capitol Hill for more than half a dozen years, but he has not said much. He is an exceedingly likable chap. When he began running for the Senate I judge that he promised a political appointive job to nearly every voter in North Carolina. When lie got heie they literally swamped his headquarters, i His outer office, adjoining the Capitol, was full-up to standing-room-only with position- bcekers. There also was a queue reaching out into the corridor. 1 wanted to see him on newspaper business and consulted his secretary. "All right," said the latter, "I'll sneak you in, since you're not asking for any favors." He did. I got my "dope." Then, mindful of the swarm outside, "O. K., senator," I said. "I can see how busy you nre. 1JI beat it." "No, no," replied the Cnrolinian. "Stick awhile. It's such n mercy to talk with somebody who isn't demanding anything on the Federal payroll." A Globc-Trottcr. Senator Reynolds . knows _ jnore, practically, concerning world affairs than any other member of cither house of Congress. He has boon what can be described as Totter." a professional "globe- He, has written a couple of books relative to his overseas-travels. They have been "best sellers." Congrcs^' other foreign nflnirs au- thorltieb speak theoretically. "Cob" Revnoldb has been there. 1I-. v.oith listening to. We did have some fun Wednesday, didn't we, Klwanians--or didn't we? And by the way, while eating that excellent luncheon. Doc Fitzgerald whispered to me that John Brady and Dan Mlnerd were responsible for being programmed as a "humorist and poet." It may be just my disordered brain, but doesn't it seem as if all our political and economic woes and worries date from that disgraceful 1928 presidential campaign and election? My guess on the outcome of that Louis-Lewis scrap, like Al Abrams' of the Post-Gazette, was merely a trifle more than 14 rounds wrong. Looks like our congressman's own district doesn't offer him enough opportunities for squandering Federal funds, so he's taking in the entire U. S.--with that super-highway idea of hls'n. That poem Joe Carson sent to Tho Courier for Tuesday's issue was about the best piece of rhyming I've read in a long time. And by the way, Joe, sorry, but your opinion of 3 recent local evening of theatrical entertainment--and mine--are too many furlongs apart for me to make publ.'c your communication in this space. Not that he's on parole, or probation, but I'm told Bill King is subject to recall from Florida for failure to report his departure to a committee of fellow Elks. In many I instance;;, men of means mean little to many communities. Let's go to press. Factographs In Jamaica there arc nine kinds of whistling frog". Each is faid to have a two-note repertoire. The female lays two laigc eggs out o£ water, which hatch two little frogs, instead of going through (lie tadpole ttage as other frogs do. For 40 years Captain Mary B. Greene has operated a steamboat on the Ohio liver out of Cincinnati. She is the only licensed woman steamboat captain and pilot in the United States. As Others Think WINTER DRIVING TIPS (Washington Obcscrver.) With som« of the recent blanket of snow and ice still on the high- v.ays of this district and with more In prospect during the next two months, motorists should be interested in "winter driving tips" offered by engineers of the Ford Motor Company after extensive research through laboratory and road tests. They recommended: When stopping on ice, it is advisable to keep the car in. Rear in order to utilize the braking effect of the engine, equalized throughout the differential. Don't slip the clutch until necessary to avoid stalling. Alternate mild application and release of biakcs prevents "locking" the wheels, which. might lead to a serious skid. Skids, which usually originate at the rear wheels, can best be combattcd by turning the front wheels in *he direction the rear wheels are sliding. That is, if the ,ea." part of the car slips to the right, the steering wheel should be turned right. Good tiics are important. Adhesion between new tires and dry pavement "5 ten or more times as grcnt as on smooth ice. With tires worn smooth, the general adhesive effect may be less than half of that of new tires. In regard to skidding on ice, the engineer «aid that while they had recommended methods of correcting an actual skid, they were agreed tnat "the best thing to do about a skid is to avoid it." and added: "This can be done by limiting speed on icy roads ami by slowing down gradually, especially before each turn, not during it.' That is excellent advice, and It should be borne in mind even when weather is warm and roads ar dry, fo_- cxccsbiv: speed is responsible for a large part ot highway injuries and deaths. In Central America mulci are sometimes Riven coca leaver by the natives to stimulate them because of the debilitating effect of high ;illi- tudes. The play, "Tobacco Road," will .soon start jts sixth year on the legitimate stage. It was written by Jack Kirkland and based on Erskine Caldwell's novel. The mistletoe, which is used in Christmas decorations as an excuse for kissing, is a parasite, obtaining its food from poplar and apple tiees. Phrenology, the science of the mind, was once called "rr.imoscopy" or "cramology." WORRY'S END They hastened in to him to say: "The \\tnd is "lttcr cold today." Indifferent, un.noved he stayed, To him the \v nd no difference made. A neighbor crumbled "My. oil my Taxes today are much too lllfilr!" To add one word to what was said He did not even raise his head. Time was he \^ou!d hfive jumped to hear The door bell rinn as friends drew near, Now as they tiptoed up the stair He didn't question: "Who Ib there 0 " All undisturbed he seemed to be By cares which bother you and me. Nothing had he henceforth to dread Powers-that-bc here have been thinking along these lines. The only thing they can readily think of to do about It is what they did disastrously before--that Is to lend, abroad, particularly in Latin America. There Is definitely under coiisidc ration a plan for extension of credits to South American nations through Hints that the British and Americans have broken up their plans for joint trans-Atlantic service are apparently only deductions that will not work out. Pan-American and Imperial Airways probably will start early in the summer (June) with two planes each way each week (one apiece.) P-A already has its two new Boeings ready, and four .more on order. They will seat 35 passengers plus a crew of 9 to 11. If the northern route is followed as expected, you can New York around noon, have dinner in Newfoundland and land ntxt morning in Ireland, France or England. The run will require 18 to 24 hours. Delay in starting,, P-A officials here say, is due to necessity of getting licenses and rate schedules approved by the new Aeronautics Commission, mail subsidy .»ntracts,. and arranging equipment .and personnel. The British really are not as badly off on gold as they have been pictured. Last March they had $1,500.000,000 in their stabilization fund, $2,700,000,000 in the bank; total, $4,200,000,000. Now they have about $1,000,000,000 left in the bank, $t,- 700,000,000 In the stabilization fund; total $2,700,000,000. (Figures accepted by official sources here.) Top belief here Is tho pound will now stay steady or'go up. SIDELIGHTS Discussion at the tables during the' weekly luncheon of the Rotary Club Thursday turned to records. Some one mentioned that Austin G. Hoover, East Crawford avenue grocer, had a remarkable one--at Sunday school--25 years without an absence. Rotarian C. A. Coughenour spoke up with the information his son could beat that, or so his recollection went Later in the day he verified the facts. Here they are: Charles W. Coughenour, member of the Men's Bible Class of the Reformed Presbyterian, ox- Covenanter, Church on the West Side has attended Sunday school without missing a day for 28 years. Just this month he was presented with o 28- year button. Furthermore his record stands ot 30 years with but one day missed. His history discloses he was taken to the old Covenanter school at W h e e l e r schoolhousc before he was three yea;s cM (he's 33 now.) His parents saw that he did not miss a day that year. The following year he was absent one Sunday. Since then the iccord has been perfect. Mr. Coughenour is married now and resides at Poplar Grove. He attended sessions four years in the now abandoned school house. The church on the West Side was erected 24 years ago. He has since been going there. Mrs. Gertrude Shearer of Wheeler, wife of Randall Shearer, who was reared by the C. A. Coughenours, lias a perfect S. S. record of 15 years, first at the Reformed Presbyterian Church, but since her marriage four years ago at Trinity Lutheran. She was Miss Gertrude Swindle. Now to get back to Mr. Hoover his iccord is 22 years at tho United Brelhion School, where lie Is a member of tho Men's Bible Class. There were years and year.s before that about which he is not sure, but during which theic wens few, i{ tiny, absences. Mayor YounWn became a member November 26, 1925. He has attended every meeting of the club since--a total of 690, including that o' Thursday--or more than 13 years. Secretary Walter T. Smith stands next with umblcmishcd eight years. Theri comes C. A. Coughenour with dose to seven. Only remaining charter members on the roll are W. O. Adrian, who was forced to break his consecutive mark by an accident which kept him away for weeks; William G. Davis, superintendent of schools, first secretary of the club, who was away from the city for 10 years during his prin- cipalship of the public schools at Hazleton, William H. Soisson and C. A. Crowley. Another record holder Is Urri J, Hooper, shoe mei chant. AYtihht the lost three week-? ho nilj.«vd h1 rtrsl cnmmvmion r.t the l r iist I'lv-ibyt^i'lnn Church in 36 yoms. Comtnxintons nre heM qunrtrrly. lUnc-^s wns. upon Mr. I loom?v »t tho la«t one. He attempted to shako it oil. Tho spiiit wns wllHnc but the flesh refused to work nml IK* went back to bed and for the first time in nearly four clrcndcs his absence was noted that mornmj*. While we are having 3ur annual education conference, under the direction of Superintendent William G. Davis, former Superintendent Beta B. Smith is in the midst of a similar one at Kingston, where he is heed of the school system. A piogram received by The Courier reveals that on his list of instructors are five who were similarly engaged in local conferences and one who did special work among the elementary schools from time to time. In their order on the program are: 13r. Elbcrt K. Fretwcll of Columbia University, Dr. Delbert Oberteuffer of Ohio State University, Dr. John A. Nletz of tho University of Pittsburgh, Miss Florence Piper Tuttlc, reading specialist and lecturer, the elementary worker, Dr. Henry Klonower of the Department of Public Instruction at Harrisburg an.i Dr. H. H. Baish, executive secretary of the State Public School Employes Retirement Board, Harrisburg. The Kingston conference began Tliur*d.iy mid will continue through Saturday. Now we have it--the reason so maivy CoiinoHsvilie Rids go to school mornings "kc yesterday--with the temperature hovering near zero- minus stoekirqs. A groun at Vale University School of Medicine offers the explication: The girls can take H, much better, than boys. The weaker sex. 50 called, has greater phyj-lral fortitude. j Mr who had v.orrlcrt once. With tin; po"ng of Judge Ross S. Matthews and W. D. McGinms from active membership in tho Rotary Cli'b, Mayor Irn C. Yonnkin stands as the veteran unions those with perfect attendance i- -orris. Before their rctlrcr-nt and their election as honorary members neither Judge Matthews nor Mr. McGlnnis had been absent from the beginning of the rliib in VJ23. According to the young scientists the thickness of the "thermal insulating tiriucs"-- or cold water protection--of tiie. female If nearly twice that of thu male. The same insulation protects, them against heat, which ' just · another degree of cold. So in hot temperatures girls don't begin to perspire quickly ns their escorts. young men arc wilted, their girl friends arc fresh as daisies. nearly as When the The scientific dissertation prepared by tl.e youthful Yale scientists was contained in a icport presented before n convention of neatlng and ventilating engineers in Pittsburgh this week.

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