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Saturday, January 15, 1938
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TAGE FOUR, THE; DAILY COURIER. CONNBLLSVILLB. PA. SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 19:jS. Qfourfer NIAGARA! THE COURIER COMPANY , James J. Drlscoll _____ B. A. Donegan Walter S. Stimmel James M. Driscoll -J. Wylic DriscoU Publisher . President arid General Manager . Secretary and Trcajmrcr Editor _! Associate Editor . Advertising and iBusincss 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 KATES , . Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month; $5 per year, or 52.50 lor six months by mail if paid in advance; Entered as second class matter at the Postofflcc, ~ ,,;: .·.·"ConncHsville, JPa. SATURDAY-EVENING, JANUARY' 15, 1938- ~ MATTHEWS-PASSES ANOTHER MIMIS'JCOJfE : In every man's life there are events that lie may look fback upon as marking milestones in his career, whether he ··has followed the common path or risen to heights. OC little iiioment they may he in the mental and cultural growth of £tho passing years. .But they remain impressed on the anemory. Perhaps he can recall the day he trotted off to ^school the first time. It may be his evolution Into the long -pants stage. His first love affair may stand out in bold rc- jlief. So with his graduation from high school, maybe his -going to college, perhaps the university, and the eventual ·end of, his school room education; his entry into his chosen '^vocation. There might pass before him in review his struggles toward success, his marriage, the first baby, and so on 7as the- panorama unfolds. All these are conceivably true of Ross S. Matthews, so rsignally honored by the hundreds of friends, associates and fellow citizens at the testimonial dinner Thursday nigU in -recognition of his elevation to the office of uresident judge :fcf the Orphans Court of Fayette county. It is reason"ably sure Judge Matthews might recall all of these rcvenls along the way, not forgetting the memorable night 3f November 2 when election returns indicated him an roverwheluiing victor in his pursuit of political recognition. ~ But the pleasure that any or all these things so out-standing in his career brought him could not exceed, perhaps not measure up to, the feeling of supreme joy that was his as he sat at the b'anquet table, the central figure of tho greatest demonstration of its kind on ; record here. The alternate tears and smiles -were evidence of what was coursing through his mind, more so than the words that followed as he tried to express his appreciation of the affection of his fellow men. , No demonstration we can recall approached it in warmth of expressions .of esteem and interest in his future as he enters upon the more onerous and more exacting duties of one of the judiciary., The tributes of the speaker .of the evening, Kirk Renner; his boyhood friend, Bob Arnett, and the others were more eloquently spoken than .anything we might write here." We would only wish to add our felicitations, with the knowledge that through all the coming yeans Judge Matthews will recall the testimonial arranged in his honor by the Board of Trade not only as the end of a perfect day but as another milestone in his progress toward his goal of a fuller, more useful life. LAUGH INSAMTX PKEVEXTATIVE7 Admittedly there's a loi of truth in the saying that it -you laugh the world laughs with you but that if you weep it will be pretty much alone. A speaker before the Rotary Club this week -- J. Walter Barnes, business college head, carried the idea farther. He declared that in more than 90 per cent of mental breakdowns the victims go insane because they failed to heed tho innate desire to laugh when the occasion arises. He even contended indulging in the gloom chasing exercise of one's risibility will cure insanity. He based his assertions on considerable personal study of inmates of asylums. But that was not all. It's good business to laugh, says the man whose vocation is to guide young men and young ·women into business life. On the other hand it is decidedly poor policy to lie grumpy in one's business dealings. Ho illustrated by a story, which may have been overdrawn, ot a bank run started by the carelessly offensive attitude of a cashier toward a patron. The urgency of a smile, or a laugh, in every day life cannot be overestimated, the speaker indicated. Try ft! SLOAN GIl'T BOOST FOR SAFETY Alfred P. Sloan has made a notable contribution to the cause of safety as sponsored by the National Safety Council, not so much in the cash gift of ?25,000 but in the interest hi-? plan for its. use .will create.. .The money, the largest personal contribution ever made in this country for this purpose, goes to the Automotive Safety Foundation, which has decided to use it-for additional and personal awards in the 1937 national traffic safety contest conducted by the Safety Council^ The contest .ended December 31. Prize winning" cities and states will be announced in April. Twelve police, officers and eight traffic engineers from the prize-winning states and cities will be sent to Northwestern and Harvard universities for a year's training in traffic safety. Bach will' be given -$1,000 cash plus the cost of a full year's tuition. "The council report shows 1,102 cities and 42 states entered in the contest. Connellsville has a perfect score as regards traffic deaths. What its injury record is" has not been made known. COXTI5DES SUPJIE.tfE Tho" newspaper is supreme and will continue to be so in .the field of serving, news. This is especially true of the small city and country town sheets. This status has been threatened and tested by various agencies but after such trials and tests, John' E.° Person of Willinmsport told the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association at Harrisburg yesterday, it has.been found its position cannot now be-successfully assailed. Person, owner of two papers, cautioned the- publishers to not be so over-confident and so secure in their positions to believe that it cannot sometime be-dislodged by an agency that might conceivably capture the public fancy thiough'novclty or sensationalism. ItDSINESS REGISTERS GAIN Even though the gain be slight, Western Pennsylvania can find some satisfaction in the weekly report of the bureau of business research of the University of Pittsburgh, which should be reasonably accurate. For the period ending January S "business improved on a broad front," the report shows. The gain was something over three per cent. It is significant that this is the first upward trend of any consequence since the recession began. COULDN'T WELL DO OTHERWISE A contemporary suggests that Governor Earle's having his sou's license suspended for speeding in another state might be looked upon as "leaning over backward" in his zeal to put over the anti-speeding campaign in Pennsylvania. In the face of public opinion, abroad as well as at home, he could not have well done otherwise. The Governor is expected to set an example if he wants his drive to be a success. WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.--Can the American economic system function more eircctively as against recessions and ovcrexpansion, and what can [overnmcnt and business each do to achieve that desirable objective? This question ol broad principle rather than any detailed formula is oday in President Roosevelt's mind is the central starting point for a )ctter understanding between government and business and lor the In the Day's News Brief Comment on Current £v*ntx Here and There. ' "Rainfall nearly four feet in year," here, reads a headline. If the average person had been asked offhand what the precipitation was probably not one in a thousand would l»ave known. Nor could many, if any, told accurately on how many days rain fell. But the official observer knows. He is Horace F. Atkins. He keeps a record. It shows the fall was 46.81 inches. He also tells us it rained IG2 days and snowed 47, a total of 209. We'll venture the assertion there was joy of a kind among the hundreds of students of Derry township, Westmoreland county, yesterday when it was learned five school buj,cs had been destroyed by fire, which meant a holiday. That Is boy and girl nature--for many of them. Not until later would It dawn upon them that each bus destroyed meant something out of their pockets. The address of Attorney J. Kirk Renncr--the principal one--at the- testimonial banquet for Judge Ross S. Matthews Thursday night hai since been a topic for conversation. It was a fine piece of literature -- a masterpiece one who heard it remarked. Not only was it rich In perfect English but it was delivered with an eloquence that attested the s,in- cerity of. the speaker in the tributes he paid to the Jurist. Frances S. Keirsted, former Uniontown tax collector, has tired of the Allegheny county workhouse to the degree she is willing to tell it all, her counsel is quoted In asking court for an order to return her to the countyseat. Ineffectual efforts were made by the court to bare the facts before she was sentenced. Also she is ready to produce the records, counsel Mid. Uniontown is preparing to outdo itself January 25 when National Commander Daniel J. Doherty of the American Legion comes to town. It will not be alone in paying the commander honor. Milton L. Bishop Post of this city and other posts throughout Fayette county will be there. It will be the commander's first visit to-Pennsylvania. His pub- He appearance will be at 8 P. M., at LaFayctte Junior High Sr-hool. How could anything but a disordered brain lead a man to murilur his own daughter? It seems ha.-dly possible that the parent ot the prl at Thormvood, near Scottdale, had fallen in love with her in the jc- cepted meaning of the word. He was 47, she 17: After putting the agriculture department of Ramsay High School at Mount Pleasant on the map; by making active young business men out of its members, William C. Coch- innc, the department tupci visor, is branching out. He will conduct extension classes on similar subjects at famous old Mud Schoolhousc in Bullskin township. They start next week--Thursday. Fridjy, January 24, is annual donation day at Frick Memorial Hospital at Mount Pleasant. It is n day that should be marked on the calendar. The Hospital Aid Society appeals for public support. Its increasing service on a charity Lasis makes it more and more difilcult to carry on. Donations solicited Include cash, flour, vegetables, fruits, jellies, preserves, sugar, bathrobes, sheets (72x90), bath towels, face towels, pillow cases, blankets, rugs, baby blankets--quite .a list. Take them to the hospital and then look over the institution, see what is being done. As Others Think ON CUTTING HAIK (Illinois State Journal.) The Philosopher Next Door was studying his head in « mirror. "You needn't try to put it oft any longer," said his wife. "You're to go down and get you hair cut right away." She sighed as she sat down. "I don't see why we must go through this every month," she said. "Other men get their hair cut without their wives telling them. Sometimes I wish I'd married a bald-headed man." "I don't doubt It," he salt'. "Sometimes I mysclt wish you'd married a bald-headed man. For my port, J think having to get my hair cut is an infernal nuisance. Every month --if you had your way every week-I should waste an hour and good money Just to satisfy the contemporary notion about a man's coiffure." The philosopher was warming to his subject. It was, he affirmed, n waste of money that might be spent for something more enjoyable--going to concerts or cultivating nn appetite for imported cheeses or simply playing poker. "I'm sure the world would be n saner and happier place," he pontificated, "if men devoted as much time to the care of the Interior of the skull as they do to its exterior." Having delivered himself of this epigram, the philosopher was content to let him wife fasten a muffler 'round his neck, shove him into his heavy coat, clap n hat on his head, and push him out the door. "Mind that you go to the barber's!" she called after him. He. striding down the walk, shouted, "Not a hair of my head! Not a hair of my head!" Stray Thoughts By S. M. DcHUFF A fine tribute to a fine man, that Thursday evening Country Club affair. A fellow can't always tell, but I imagine I'd be embarrassed to death if, after running a business for five years and sinking 17 billions of dollars into it, I found just as many of my workmen laid off as when I took hold. Don't breathe this to Hipley, but a local passenger train baggage- man is limping badly right now because of a dislocated bone or ligament in his right fool, sustained from the weight of too many blankets on his bed. I was told the 1038 Legion show cast was the best behaved the High School stage and dressing rooms PRETENSE To this world of common rcn^c Following Reason came Pretense And It \vhispcrcd: "Here I ami Come to tutor men In Mi am. I will teach them how to hide And In pride to strut about. What, In common, mortal* share 'Ncath the garments which they wear ^111 teach them how to hide In the gaudy dress ot pride. "Where the evr^ of men can see They *ha11 different "em to be All they learn and alt they sain Shall but lend to make them vain. T shall tench them how to net. Small attention* to attract. How to sell the rase they vent Ai 'artMIc temperament*; Such a web of pride I'll \veavc Twill at last themselves deceive." "I am plain." another said. "\Vhrre-ioevcr you shall I shall /ollou,. soon or late As * tutor of the treat. "When I touch them they ^hall pale; Woke at night to toi. and wall And alike for pity cry, Act AP ' think and even dJr. T \tfll Mrip Prctentc awav. Ijiyinc bare the common cla." have housed in a long time. I plenty of up-to-the-minute office equipment means the some kind o service, we should get plenty of the latter out of that office located on a Brimstone Corner second floor. A lo of tuxedos and swallow tails cnrac out of'mothballs last Thursday cvc ning. It was just my luck that we couldn't have a real flrc while tha gold "F. C." badge was in my pos bcssion. Thirty-five banqueters really loo many for one waiter attend cfllcEcntly and promptly at any affair. Can you imagine a fellow operating u typewriter, day after day for 15 years, before discovering ho\\ to make the figure "I" on the thing Even after reading that yarn in a this month's (February) magazin about a certain U. S. Supreme Cour Justice, I still can't warm up to hi appointment. Let's hope that speech limiting lighting apparatus inaugu rated at the Country Club Thursday evening is used at nil future banquets. It't spcuk well for one 1 ; finances when he has to scour cup boards and pantry, and borro'v from a next door neighbor, to accumulati the necccssary ingredients for two emergency ordinary-sired highballs Let's go to press. W A N T A P E R F E C T K I T C H E N ? The modern, well designed kitchen saves millions of steps and turns the kitchen into one o! the most Inviting rooms In the house. Let us help you convert your present kitchen into a convenient modern one, with correct work arrangement and proper cupboards, shelves and work areas. Free expert designing service. Low prices that will appeal to you. Easy payments arranged if desired. Phone 7000 South GonneBlsvilie Lumber Co. Rear Capstan Glass Co., So. Connellsville, Fa. Today in Washington By DAVID LAWRENCE the wjiole pi ice machinery out ol balance. Such a tax, which is extraordinary in its size as compared with any other increase in tax money ever imposed in a given year, is necessarily a factor in the whole price structure. So government planning with respect to the time it will extract new taxes and in what proportions and percentr-ges is just as important as watching labor costs or money costs . comes under pbuilding of confidence throughout or any ther element that co He realm ot business and investor the heading ol gross cost. activities. The talk ol restricting monopoly by one device or another gives undue emphasis to only one aspect ot the iltuation and one, indeed, that relates lOlcly to the problem ol keeping prices from getting out ol line and forcing a consumers' or buyers' strike. Whut is fundamental is how supply ,hall be best anticipated and how to regulate artificial factors that present Illusions o£ great demand, such as [hat caused by the spending o£ soldier bonus money or the bonuses given by business to escape the undistributed profits tax in the latter part o£ 1936. Nobody has yet brought forward a cure-nil for these difficulties and probably none will be found. But there is progress being made at least toward a diagnosis ol the many things that throw America's productive machine out of gear. The delicate mechanism ol exchange ol goods within the domestic market is such that price changes affect very sensitively the demand for goods. Due to the fact that, In any given industry, there are often several processes and intermediary activities between the first step in production and the last step in distribution, America has been drifting on in a sort ol hit-or- miss l.iihlon, subjecting the whole economic system to great strains when there have been overestimates of the future needs of the country or when spme other.factor--such as a social security tax--imposed suddenly, means a passing on to the consumer ol higher prices before the consumer has had his income increased sufficiently to absorb the increased price. Most of the government economists agree now that withdrawal of about $1,200,000,000 ol payroll tax money from the stream of business has been one of the major factors In throwing | TRIBUTE TO MRS. RACKOFF By MRS. D. M. MAHONEY Mrs. Pauline Backoff's death is sincerely mourned by her many friends in Connellsvillc. She was highly respected lor her efficiency in business, admired lor her graciousness in social affairs, and loved, especially lor her warm friendliness to all with whom she came in contact. For many years, Mrs. RackolT had been unfailingly kind to her wide circle ol friends and acquaintances when any ol them had trouble within their homes. Throngs ol people not only from Connellsvillc- and vicinity, but also from her new home, in their farewell visit to her, gave evidence that her efforts were appreciated. One could not help loving such a cheerful, energetic person. Her firm hand clasp and sincere interest in each person's joys and sorrows made every meeting with her a memorable one. No matter how heavy her own burdens were she was never too burdened to be interested in the cares ol others. Pressed by business and social engagements, her maternal instinct came to the lore ns evidenced by the achicvcmens ol her children in educational circles. With her infinite tact and her courage that shared adversity and prosperity with that same sweet smile, she portrayed the characteristics ol a true daughter ol Ruth. She was beloved ot her friends, and they arc legion, and the silver lining of the dark cloud ot her passing is the realization that we have known a great character, one who combined the unusual qualities of wile, partner and mother. If Government and business sit dovn together, as now has been sug- gcs d by the President himself, what are the things that can be done? Mr. Roosevelt makes it clear that he docs not want price-fixing as such. Nor does he want any concerted action by the business men that eliminates competition or gives any group or faction a monopoly. He realizes,' moreover, that there arc competitive factors as between whole Industries competing lor the consumer's pocketbook, r Any intensively regulated system would mean fascistic control and It is by no means conceded that America cannot regulate herscll without using Fascist rules or methods. Even, however, it it were found that a certain amount of legal power had to be added in order to regulate prices, there would necessarily have to be an experimental period first in which planned production was attempted by voluntary cooperation of industries and government. At the moment, the most practical plan would seem to be one in which, in a given industry, the Government had representatives to sit in with executives to find out whether a ceiling could not be put on prices for certain periods In the economic cycle. Revisions and adjustments from time to time would, to be sure, be inevitable, but the Government's role, at least in the basic industries like steel, cement, coal, lumber, fuel, would-be confined to what might be called "price mediation" rather than price-fixing. Even it the Government's economists and the economists ol private industry sat down together for preliminary studies ol the question of price restraints, something would be accomplished toward a better understanding of the whole problem by all concerned. When the labor factor ci.lcrs into the picture, the government representatives or mediators would doubtless find it desirable to confer with labor leaders in particular fields in order that there be a frank interchange ol ideas as to what costs of Continued on Page Five. DANA CLEARANCE We Lave some wonderful bargains In demonstrators mid floor model radios. It's your chance to get n real finality radio at the price of n mediocre set. Come in and see us or phone 1082. ]2B So. ritlsbursj Street. Keep your records straight T h c efficiency nnd batcty ol Paying by Check has the approval ot modern business. Over 80% of business today is transacted by check--not cash! Keeping accurate records of income and outgo will save your time and place the handling of your financial affairs on a more efficient basis. And the best system for keeping accurate records is to have a Checking Account at this bank and let your check stubs, monthly statements, and cancelled checks provide accurate records of every transaction. Be businesslike--handle your finances !n the modern approved manner. O p e n a Checking Account here this week, If you haven't one already, then Pay by Chock and keep your records straight in '38! Connellsville Pa. MEMBER Fnnf.RAL DKI'OSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION

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