The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 18, 1938 · Page 3
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, January 18, 1938
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TUESDAY, JANUARY-18,193S. THE DAIL.Y .COURIER, CONNELLSVTXt,B,.PA. PAGE -THRE1 Health Survey Shows Six Million Hampered By Illness or Injury By HILL1ER KRIEGHBAUM j United Press Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Jon. 18. --Six million Americans were unable to work, go to school or follow their usual activities today--or any other typical winter day--because of Illness, Injury or gross physical impairment, according to the Nation's first major health inventory. The statistics were based on a study o: 2,800,000 persons in 84 cities and 23 rural areas in 19 states made in 1935-36 by the U. S. Public Health Service with the aid of the Works Progress Administration. Relief labor was used to question families and help tabulate the information. Most illness was found in low income brackets. In this health canvass, It was found that 4.5 per cent of the urban population is sick on any particular winter day. Applying the same rules to the entire country, the study showed, there would be at least 6,000,000 sick. A million and a half of these folk were sick because of acute rcpiratory diseases, such as influenza, grip, pneumonia, colds and tonsilitis. The study pointed that the high figure arose from the fact that the survey ·was made during the winter months. Approximately 2,500,000 persons were disabled by chronic diseases such as rheumatism, heart and circulatory sickness, cancer, diabetes, tuberculosis, ulcer of the stomach, gall bladder diseases, asthma and nervous diseases. In this classification, the investigators included those who were permanently impaired as the result of prior disease or accident. Injuries due to accidents kept approximately 500,000 away from work, school or ordinary activities. Acute infectious diseases caused the illness of about 250,000, while approximately the same number were disabled by acute diseases of the stomach and liver and appendicitis. Persons over 65 years of age showed the largest percentage of sickness--one In every eight. Youth was the healthiest group with only one in 40 sick among those from 15 to 24 years. Regarding 'the frequency and severity of sickness, the report of the public health service said: "Illness which disabled for a minimum of one week occurred at a rate of 172 per 1,000 persons canvassed, in the 12 months preceding the survey date. Applied to the population of the country as a whole, this rate gives an estimated total of 22 million illnesses disabling for a week or longer. "In the country as a whole, close to one and one-quarter billion days are lost annually through illnesses disabling for one week or longer." The average youngster under 15 years of age is disabled for six days a" year; those between 15 and 64 years for 3.1 days each year and those over 65 years for 32.6 days out of every annual period. "Illnesses disabling for one week or longer in a 12-month period occurred among families on relief at a rate 57 per cent higher than among families with annual incomes of $3,000 or over," the report said. Church Factions Told To Settle Controversy in Court; No Election Notes of Farm And Home Prepared oy R. E. Carter. farm AEcnt: Miss Mary Anderson, Home Economics Representative. UNIONTOWN, Jana. 18.--A special meeting of two factions seeking control of the St. Mary's Greek Catholic Church in New Salem was dispersed by State Motor Police Sunday afternoon for the announced reason the hall was too small to accommodate the 500 interested persons and that the oftlcers were fearful of disorder. The annual election of officers had been scheduled to follow the usual services Sunday morning. The Motor Police detail of Privates Charles Moffett, John Gettier and J. A. Maggioncalda, augmented by Constables Charles Zack and George Ashman, appeared on the scene as the meeting opened at 11:30 A. M. "When we saw the two factions couldn't get together peacefully, we dispersed tiie meeting in the basement of the church and told the leaders to seek recourse in the courts through the appointment of a master or overseer to act as a mediator for their election," an ofllccr stated. The Motor Police explained "there was danger of mass injuries in case of disorder, owing to the one small exit." They made it specific that the election was adjourned to the Fay- cttc county court house at a date to be set by Judge H. S. Dumbauld. The inter-congregational dispute in the church has been in the courts before. Failure of rival factions to hold the election probably will result in the entire matter going before jn ecclesiastical court at the head of which is Bishop Tnkasch of Homestead. The rival sets of trustees were in Uniontown today consulting attorneys. Bowmans, Ili-Dc-Hos Triumph. The Bowmans took a 28 to 22 win over the DeMarcos and the Baptists went down before the Hi-De-Ho team by a score of 23 to 18 at the Dunbar WPA Recreation Center. "NERVOUS?" Do 700 fed o wrrous you want to wmoT At* you eroas *nr) tirit*bl*7 Do you mcolj thoM d**rt«t to youl If your ntTYr* ar* on fdf9, try LYDIA E. piNKUAM-s VEGETABLE! COMPOUND, It oitm helps N*tun» f*lm qulrvriot Derm. For thr*« K««n.UoQi on* woman twi told another how to go "MoDIne through" wrtb LydU E; i'JDkham'« Vf?cUUc Compound. It help* N«tur* tone up tfcw eyrttm, thus twain* th« dU*omforta from th# (unctionil db» oidcn wblch women xnut codurc. Mike »Dtt» NOW to trt»bottl« of world, fsmou* HnkD«m*« Compound todxy WITH' OUT KAIL. Iron year dructfjt--aora th»n » mtflio* mooxn aato *vutco In Mum re- portv*? ncoefit. «'6y not 1,1, LVDIA E. FINKHAM'3 VEGETABLE COMrOlTNlil «"«·'» GIVE HANDS SPECIAL CARE IN COLD WEATHER Winter is here and with it cold, rough hands unless they are properly cared for. The hands respond more quickly to good care than any other part of the body. They will likewise show signs of abuse i£ not cared for, so the ounce of prevention comes first. · Wear warm gloves when out-of- doors if you want to avoid chapped hands. Soft cotton gloves worn while doing the dusting often prevent scratches, cuts and broken nails, as well as protecting the hands from grime and dirt. Rubber gloves arc help for the womnn whose hands arc often in soapy water. For outside work, get a pair of lanolin treated leather gloves if you want to keep your hands soft, suggests Miss Mary Anderson, home economics extension representative of Fayette county. Wash the hands in warm, not hot water, using a mild soap. Take time to dry them thoroughly and use a hand lotion, massaging it into Die hands. With the towel push the cuticle back gently. If the skin is dry and the cuticle breaks easily rub it occasionally with a bit of cole cream of vaseline. Once or twice a week give yourself a thorough manicure. Select n time when you can sit down and relax while you do it. Have your equipment assembled. The essentials arc a bowl of warm soapy water, preferably soft water, nai brush, flic, emery board, orangewood stick, nail scissors, and hand lotion or cream. The impotrant extras---essential* to some--arc nail polish, cither paste, powder, or liquid, polish remover, white pencil, and nail buffer With compact manicuring sets sole everywhere today, it is no task or expense to have one. It may not be necessary to file the nails every day, but do not let them grow extremely long. File the nails to a neat oval, filing from the aide toward the tip of the nail. Massage with a bit of oil or cold cream and remove any stains with lemon juice Soak the finger tips in the warm soapy water for n few minutes ant scrub with the nail brush. Dry them, apply a bit of vaseline or cold cream to the cuticle, and use the broad end of the orangewood stick gently to push the cuticle back until the half-moons show. If it is necessary, use a cuticle remover washing it oft as soon as the nail is smooth. The cuticle should never be cut except for trimming the loose ends at the side of the nail. If desired, a bleach or white penci may be used under the tips of the nails. Your choice of polish may b the liquid variety. If so, put it on with even strokes of the brush, beginning above the half-moons. With the towel or bit of cotton rcmovi it from the tip of the nail. A bit o oil applied around the cuticle \vj] counter-act the drying effect of thi polish. Many women prefer the powde or paste variety of polish, rubbing the nails with a buffer or a rougl dry towel. An application of your favorite hand lotion completes the manicure. FEED LAYING BIRDS TO KEEP UP BODY WEIGHT Many flocks of pullets are thin a present because they are not eating sufficient feed. Birds in this condition are likely to go into a mol and out of production during the flrst real cold snap. It is very good practice for thi poultryrncn to check on the body weight of their birds at regular intervals. Some make it a practice o putting some paint on a few birds so that they can bi weighed at regular intervals. Others just handle a fev of their birds as they remove thi eggs from the nest or else catch o few birds on the floor. A bird in good condition will have a reserve supply of meat on thi breast. If the breast bone is sharp and not well nested, the poultrymat should try to increase the feed intake of his birds. Unless birds ca large quantities of feed they canno maintain body weight and produce heavily. Some poultrymen make a practic* of feeding their birds all the grain they will eat at night and about one- half that amount in the morning Fresh mash is usually fed cadi day Increased feed intake usually can bi obtained by stirring the mash ii the feeders on each trip through thi pen. The use of moist mash or fleshing pellets at noon each day wll also increase total feed intake. The size of bird, type of house heated or unheated, rate of production and use of lights are all factors which must be taken into consideration when figuring feed intake. A hundred average sized Leghorns laying 50 per cent or better shoulc be consuming 25 pounds or more of feed pei- 100 birds a day. This figur. may be taken as a guide but the condition of each Individual flock must be considered when it is bcini (fed. I Church Unveils Toicm Pole. WILLOUCHBY, Ohio, Jan. 18.--A totem pole, toted here from Alaska more than 50 years ago, was "unveiled" in the parish hall of the Grace Episcopal, Church hero. The pole, of Kargo.vle-like heads piled one ; o n top of the other, is 12 feet lugi- one foot in diameter .-md i? believed to be about 200 years old. SCOn'S SCRAP BOOK By R.J.SCOTT hb USE NATIVES SX.E.E.PW5 Hoi-D 24- KAtlVES AHD TftE LA5 M/M4 IK SHUTS -TrtE- AzrwruwW? DOOP- · 'THIS POSTAGE 'STAMP ALMOST CAUSED A WAR. BETWEEN HAITI ANP THE POMINICAN R.EPUBLIC(I900) DUE TO - BOUMPA.R.V . PISPUTES SLUE. AMD JL.13KT SUPERIMPOSED V/1U1. MEN ACCUSED OF FLEECING FORMER UNIONTOWN WOMAN GO ON TRIAL ON WEDNESDAY By United Press, NEW YORK, Jan. 18.--A new chap- tor in the Federal government 1 !, svv- cn-ycar struggle to smash nn nllcged international swindling ring operating in Reno, Nov., and accused of fleecing 42 persons of more than $1,200,000, will begin in court here next Wednesday. Twice the government has failed to gam convictions against the men it accuses as the "brains" of the /abu- lous combine -- freckled, sandy- thatched William J. (Red) Graham, Reno's No. \ gambling nnd vice czar, ond his soft-spoken partner, James C. McKay. In 1034 and again in 1935, juries disagreed. A third attempt to place Grahnm nnd McKny behind prison bars will be heard by Justice Willis Van Dc- Vanter, 79-year-old retired justice of the United States Supreme Court. Miss Kathryn Becson, of New York and Pittsburgh, a former resident of Uniontown, Pa., n sister of Charles Becson, vice-president of the Pittsburgh Steel Company, testified nt previous trials that after being fleeced of $177,000 she was instructed to go to a hotel in San Francisco and there nwnit "repayment" of her losses. At San Francisco, she received n telegram from a bunco "broker" saying: "Don't worry I'm sure both of us will have a prosperous New Year." The telegram, she said, was the last she heard of him--and it cnme collect. Woven through the government's story of chicanery, bunco-steering, doping of victims and the reputed "one \v;iy ride" of a star witness--a flctional thriller involving Reno's no- TRAP RESTRICTION APPLIES TO WATER By United Picst. HARRISBURG, Jan. 18.--Clearing up a question which has . puzzled numerous Pennsylvania trappers since the game laws were revised by the 1037 Legislature, the State Game Commission has ruled that'the five- foot restriction on the placing at traps near holes applies under water as well as on land. Primary purpose of the law was to protect small game, such as rabbits and rlngncck pheasants, both o£ which neck refuge In. such hideouts when closely pursued. Violators of the ruling will be prosecuted, the commission said. torious stockade "red light" district and licensed gambling halls--again will be paraded the names of Jack Dcmpscy, Norma Talmadge, Samuel Goldwyn, "Baby Face" Nelson, and the long-missing Roy J. Frisch, cashier of the defunct Riverside Bank of Reno, key witness for the Government, who xvas asscrtcdly murdered because he knew too /nuch. Local Telephone Wen Recognized fdr ' ^ Driving; Two telephone men from Connellsville and vicinity were honored last night when they were presented with charter memberships In the Bell Telephone Hundred Thousand Mile Club. Tho local men who received their certificates are Ray D. Cavanaugh o£ Connellsville, and Charles E. Donaldson of Dunbar. is a recently-formed organization composed of--Bell telephone * drivers who have operated company cars for at least 10 .years without being responsible for a single accident. -The club" of safe drivers starts with' a membership of 488 men. They were all presented with membership certificates last night at dinners held simultaneously in 20 cities in Pennsylvania and Delaware. The meetings were linked into one big roily by a telephone, wire network. The district meeting 'was - at Gr'ecnsburg,- ^Twenty-four, -members, their wives,' civic leaders and telephone officials attended. The principal speaker was Mayor Harry N. Yont o£ Grcensburg, who commended the formation of the new organization and the drivers for their outstanding records. Raymond W. Ellis, district plant superintendent, was chairman o£ the meeting, and John R. MacGregor, chief engineer, made the presentations. James Elliott, station installer, of Greensburg, whose record of safe driving extends over a period of 24 years, responded on behalf of the 24 In T00,000-Miie Club BAY D. CAVANATJGII Member of the Bell Telephone 100,000-Milc. Club from Connellsville, who- was presented -with a charter membership in the safe driving organization on January 17, members in this district. By means, of the telephone hoc up, those at the local meeting a the other points, heard Rear Admii Percy W. Footc, Commissioner Pennsylvania Motor Police, ~ai Philip C. Staples, president.of t Bell Telephone Company of Pcni sylvania, as well as E. M. Prisk, a sistant to president, and Herbert : Badger, vice-president, who- spoil from. Philadelphia Although minimum membcrshi requirements call -for at-lcast 1 years' of - safe driving, · many of- th "100,000-MHers"- have-gone _15--»m 20-"years'-or -longer'- without^ bcini 'responsible for a traffic accident^ ·! was in recognition "of'their contribU' tions to greater safety-on- the highways that the Bell- Telephone Hundred Thousand Mile Club was-organized, -.telephone officials- announced.- ' · · " '" "" It was explained-that safe operation o£ motor vehicles on'highways has been-one-of the major-phases of the- telephone company's- 'comprehensive accident prevention, work during the last quarter of a century --ever since the'early days of motorcycles. .- The 100,000 Mile Club meetings; were held in 'Altoona, Allentown, Chester, Greensburg, Harrisburg, McKeesport, Ne\v Castle, Norristown, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, PottsvlUe," Reading, Rochester, Scranton, Warren, Washington, · West Chester, Wiikcs-Barre, Williamsport and Wilmington, Delaware. . . . . "Tomorrow" Subject. At Mount Olive ~The subject for tonight at Mount Olive Church will be "Tomorrow."' Rev. William J. Ritchey, the pastor,' will be the speaker. There will be special music, by the choir. SOMETHING THEY SAID · - When friendly neighbors - discuss family matters, th'ey · often mention irom - experience the_ value of-Father Jolin's Medicine for colds and body building. Must be good to be in use over 80 years. 'BEFORE'THIS COLO IS AN/ WORSE I MUST 6 FATHER JOHN'S' · MEDICINE"' Powell did-47 times 1. "THE HUE OF THE SONG" says Dick Powell, "certainly tells what I did in filming my new Warner Bros, picture, 'Hollywood Hotel'. Yet during all this work,' Luckies never once bothered my throat. This is also true... 2. "REHEARSING FOR 'Your Hollywood Parade', my new radio program. Luckies are the gentlest cigarette on my throat." (Because the "Toasting" process takes out certain irritants found in all tobacco.) 3. "THAT AUCTIONEER on bur program reminds me that, among tobacco experts, Luckies have a 2 to 1 lead overall other brands. I think Luckies have a 2 to 1 lead also among the actors and actresses here in Hollywood." 4."SOID AMERICAN", the auctioneer chants, as the choice center-leaf tobacco goes to Lucky Strike. Men who earn their living from tobacco, know that Lucky Strike buys the finest grades. These .men are the . . . 5. INDEPENDENT Buyers, Auctioneers and Warehousemen. Sworn records show that, among these experts, Lucky Strike has twice as many exclusive smokers as have all other cigarettes put together. A good thing to remember next time you buy cigarettes. t3 H ° V O Y OU Heard tho Chant of «he Tobacco Auctioneer? fc ^ "YOUR HOU.YWOOD PARADt",, 10-11 P. M., NBC i'J *; "YOUR HIT PARADE", Salurdoy, 10-\0;45 P. M.,' CBS ' " " J "YOUR NEWS PARADC", Monday thru Friday, 12:IS-1J,30. CSS "* (EASTCBN TIME! % ,·$*!? jfvs^v-y «?.-·,·*.*;.-

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