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PAGE FOUR. THE DAILY COTTRTER. CONNSLLSVTLkE, PA. SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 1933. ©It? DatUj (torter THE COUFafcH COMPANY _ _ Publishers James J. Driscoll President and General Manager R..A.. Donegan . . . - _ --..--Secretary'and Treasurer "Walter S. Stimmel . .... . Editor Jajnes M. Driscoll Associate Editor J. Wylie C-riscoll Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF Audit Bureau of Circulations .-' ~. .."".:. Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' 4ssociatio.n; · Bureau of Advertising, A. N. P. "A. Served by United Press and International News Service SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cent? per copy; 50 cents per month; 55 per year, or $2.50 for six months by mail if paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Postofiice, Connellsville, Pa. SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 28. 1039 COMPULSORY HEALTH INSURANCE Physicians are pretty much divided on the social aspects of medical care. TT.VO leaders of the field o£ medicine voiced their views before the Chicago Hospital Council this week, after President Roosevelt bad sent to Congress his compulsory health insurance proposal. Dr. Morris FisWjein, editor of the Journal ot the American Medical Association, with which most doctors arc identified, opposing the President's program, said: "America cannot exist ·with its medical profession enslaved to make a politicians' holiday. Compulsory sickness insurance must inevitably result in a deterioration of the quality of medical service and prove a step toward a fascistic or communistic system. "We have made progress by retaining individual initiative. If that initiative is destroyed, progress will cease and the dry rot and deterioration inevitably associated -with job holding under political domination will set in." Dr. J. P. Peters of Tale University, secretary of the Committee of Physicians for the Improvement of Medical Care: "Some method must be devised by which the great mass of our middle class population may secure the medical attention they require without being subjected to indignity. "Compulsory insurance is damned on the basis of European experience without mention of the fact that in almost every instance it was adopted after bitter experience with voluntary insurance. I admit that immediate nationwide imposition of compulsory insurance would probably be unwise. But I have no faith at all that voluntary insurance would solve our problems." ' The public will have to await ttte battles between the physicians and .in Congress. There are numerous arguments in favor of the present system; many hi favor of insurance. · JfJETV SPEAKER MAKING 0001) Under the expert guidance of Speaker Ellwood J. Turner, business of the House of Representatives at Harrisburg is going forward with dispatch. In office three weeks, he has been not only an able presiding officer but a stickler for getting down to the business at harra.ana out of the way. He has already established a record at which others may find it well to aim. One House meeting lasted but 5S minutes, the next and last until Monday night, 25 minutes. This does not mean anything was slipshod. There were no time-killing recesses. The rule was just--get to work. fy would be something unheard of if difficulties were not encountered. They will be. But Turner has exhibited skill that will come in good stead as the session advances. Not only has the conduct of the office been business like, but the Speaker has indicated a greater liking for some pomp and formality than his predecessor, Roy B. Furman of Greene county.- Furman made a fine record. He was popular with the membership and had a knack oC dealing with knotty problems. Of course he hail his troubles, as Turner will have. Nevertheless the outlook is that the new official will come out at the end with a record that will be a credit to the Keystone State. WOHK OF DEGRADED HIXBS Circulation of scurrilous matter usually makes friends for the one assailed. At least it fails of its purpose when it comes into the hands o£ decent people--which most of us like to be considered. Obscene and unprintable circulars attacking President Roosevelt will not influence public opinion against him. Last week several hundred pen-and-ink drawings ridiculing the President, and of an obscene nature, allegedly destined for a dinner in Boston, were seized by police. This week unprintable circulars attacking the city police commissioner appeared. They came from Rochester, N. Y., and were said to have originated with a woman's " organization in that city. The shameful case has been turned over to the Department of Justice. Exposurfe of the authors would have a beneficial effect. 1'BEK BACK TO CJ. 0. Y. USDEll WAY Probably it is expediency on the part of many, but the trek back to the Republican party in Pennsylvania is reported to be in full swing. Job holders are the ones who are finding it expedient, just as they did in the drift away from the G. 0. P. in order to find employment, which they could not get as Republicans Registration' figures from Dauphin county are illuminating. The Republicans there have made, a net gain of around 3,000 since the November election. Many of them are state job holders, The Grand Old Party now has a registration margin of 22,242 over the Democrats, the enrollment being 00,634 Republican and 38,392 Democrat. Before the election the figures were: Republicans, 59,162; Democrats, 40,103. STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douslnss. D. D. GROWING PAINS We need not be discoursed Over the fn-t thot young people at a certEiin time in life feel that they know vastly move than then- elders. We were this way ourselves once, although \ve may have forgotten about it wkh the passing years. Every young man and woman comes to a place during the adolescent period "where he or she is quite sure about everything in the world and looks with considerable disdain upon the apparent ignorance of older people. A young man, twenty-two years of age, who had passed through that period of seil- exaHation and had begun to gainer lo himself a- litlle ot the All rights reserved--Babson "WHEN A MAN'S MARRIED-!" As Others Think LOCAL BOYS MAKE GOOD I (Uniontov*n News Standard.) From Albort Calltain to Jaracs G. ilainc. Fayctte county has furnished or share of men and women prom- nent in the news of their time. And t's always heartening to learn that ounger men of tho present genera- ion are maintaining the county's old prestige, still doing things newsworthy in the affairs ot the world oday. · This reflection was called to mind ast week in reading the New York Times. Three different Unmntown men received news mention alto;ether worth a word of comment, 'n the same issue of the Times Book Review we read of the publication of John D. Carr's 27th mystery story, nd of the forthcoming biography of Alexander Hamilton being written by Frank Monaghan, now n member of tho history faculty at Yale. Then, elsewhere In the paper, about the work of Brigadier General George C. Marshall, assistant chief of staff of the U. S. Army. General Marshall is in his late 50's and first jiained distinction during the World War whan he planned the- American assault on the St. Mihiel salient, this initial offensive success of Pershin^'s men. John Carr, overdue for a trip home now after more than five years' continuous residence in England, and Frank Monaghan are much younger men, both In their 30's. But they give Unlontown a place in the literary world that is enviable, and that should do much toward correcting an lmpr«s.on that we lead a purely material existence out m the coal and coke* region. And we yet have hope that one ot our boys or «irls may crash through to fame'in Hollywood. Who knows? COMMODITY PRICES AT FOUR-YEAR LOW Babson Says Stable Prices Are an Aid to Belter Business. WASHINGTON, Jan. 28--A Texas millionaire walked in to see one of John Gainer's best friends the otner day and said: "We've been thinking it over and ,ve have $200,000 to start a Gamer for President organization." The friend, who had never seen that mi"!h money, flickered nary an eyelab. He knew the money was I candidate can be elected if there, but he said: 'Come back and sot me about April, 1040. Garner ibn't running for President now." That's the situation. These Fortune and Gallup polls have detected the heartbeat of the Democratic party for various 1940 favorites, but apparently have failed to pol! the heart which will count most--Mr. Roosevelt's. The President docs not wear it on his sleeve, ni. least as far as 1940 is conceined, but the practical politics of the situation is clear: Tho nomination will not be worth a nickel unless it bears his stamp of approval acquiescence. No Democratic Mr. him, on Roosevelt even hides out possibly not even then. If the great American public does not yet appreciate this, most of the 40 or 50 Democrats who think they have a chance, certainly do. This does not aoply to Garner or State Sccretaiy Hull, who seem to have the best chance, at the moment. Continued on Page Six. SIDELIGHTS By ROGER W. BABSON j BABSON PARK, Tlii., Jan. 28.-This current recovery period of business is unique. We have had four sharp upswings since 1932 and each one has been paced by a vigorous e in prices of vaw materials, clothing, and foodstuffs. This time, of the people. Without Higher Trices. That we can tmve good business without rising prices may be a new thought to the money tinkers at Washington, but not to the, historians. In fact, rising prices may hold back, rather than speed up, prosperity. They otlen cause buying ahead on speculation. Overstocking means less orders however, prices have gone down, and , oss ( ac t ory activity later on with John F. Sears, head o£ the Pittsburgh Division of the Federal Bureau ot Investigation, left Connellsville lost Monday afternoon with a mystery involving himself unsolved. It ras still unsolved ioday, according to officials of the Woman's Culture Club whose guest he was. To begin, Mr. Sears was guest speaker at an unusually large gathering of the club women at the Cor- ncgie Free Library. When he entered the club quarters he deposited his coat and hat in the ante, or reception, room. When he had concluded his address, and during a brief recess, the FBI man, Mayor Ira D. Younitin, Chief of Police Andrew W. Thomas and Patrolman George H. Yothers left the room, and the local officers the building. The Federal agent remained to chat with the women and receive their congratulations. When Mr. Sears came to get his hat and coat, the hat was not to be found. The coat was just where he had le.'t it. Search by the agent and Mrs. lien H. Wlllard, the club president,, tailed to locate it. Mrs. Willard suggested he might have left it in the kitchen while there to net a drink (of water). Together they marched to the kitchen. They didn't find it. When they returned to the reception room there it lay, just where Mr. Sears had put It. And there the story ends, so far as solution of the mystery goes. a mule comes along and kicks the Ncgio off the face of the earth." The story is related fay Jesse Barnes, who v/as commenting on the Louis-Lewis fight, also the minister's ready repartee. rather than up. As a result, many business men and investors are confused. They think that wo may be experiencing just another bubble which may burst at any time. J take the opposite view. The fact prices have not increased seems to me to be a bullish, rather than n bearish, sign. SUBTRACTION BY ADDITION (Cleveland Plain Dealer.) Various governors in various stales i ropose various programs. The theme of taxes and deficits runs through most of them. The fooling is widespread that spending must be As members of the East End United Brethren congregation gather tomorrow for the observance of the -Oth anniversary of the dedication of their church there will be eloquent .ributa to one who had a large part in making it a reality and who died a few days in advance of the anniversary--William Henry. Mr. Henry not only donated two lots on which the handsome brick edifice is erected out aided materially in financing the construction. He was chairman of the board of trustees then and retained that office to the day o£ his death. The membership owes him a debt it can repay by being as faithful to the work of the church as he- was, at all times. a resultant break in prices. This has been the case ever since 1932. Each vigorous upswing in business has I has reorganized for another season". A unique camping club, composed for the most part of fathers and sons checked if financial disaster is to bo averted. W. Lee O'Daniel, who was swept into the governorship of Texas on the tossing waves of his own hill-billy music, wus inaugurated Tuesday in a double ceremony reminiscent of his recent campaign. Thirty-five bands from over the state tortured the Texas air with hill-billy tunefulness. Then the new governor deftly dropped Into the legislative lap the program he hrs been preaching and left it to the lawmakers to do what they wish vlth it. It is a neat maneuver for tho governor. It saves him the task of harmonizing such contrary proposals as ;' at to raise $25,000,000 for old-age pcnbions ;nd another to reduoc government expenses and cmb the mounting state deficit. One scarcely wonders that the governor chooses to send the tn-ogram to the House and Senate and to put on them responsibility for making it law. Reducing expenses by adding lo them is not a proposal copyrighted by Texas. A good many people in high places seem to have the same idea. Since the- low point last June, business has skyrocketed 25 per cent. Commodity prices, hnw^jver, are sligi'.tly beiow the June level and are at the lowest point since December, 1934. The failure of such major commodities as cotton, wheat, etecl, gains makes many people skeptical of any further advances in business, in business. It is a curious fact that some people can nrver foresee a nev/ period of prosperity until the old level of raw material quotations is restored. Tlirce \Var Price Booms. There havo been three violent commodity price booms and three drastic commodity price panics in the last 150 years. The first boom came during the Napoleonic Wars at the early 1800's. After the Battle of Waterloo, prices broke sharply and receded to the pre-war level. Then prices were steady until the War Between the States touched oil e r.ew price boom. After Lee's surrender, there was another panic which brought prices back again to the prewar level. This was folowed by a long period ot stability. The same pattern was reenacted as a result of the World War. The important point about these commodity movements is that prices rise rapidly during the hostilities and decline to the pre-war levels leisurely. The explanation of this trend is simple. During wartime, governments urgently need munitions, clothing and foodstuffs. They need them so badly it matters little what prices they pay. The supply of materials and labor is low. Hence, the huge demand, coupled with the small supply, can mean only a price boom. However, as soon as the war is over, excessive dcman-i ceases and the supply o£ goods increases. Naturally prices crack. Pest W.ir Panics Inevitable. A period of readjustment from the been accompanied by a sensational mark-up In raw material quotations. Here Js a specific example of how stable prices help business: Right now payroll · are rising, dividend pay-i moms are better, ana government money is pourir.R out. With piices steady, this improvement in consumer buying power means that more goods can be Imijght. Tnis means mat more orders will be received at factories and more money will go into pay envelope. -- imd around the circle again. In the building field particularly, stable costs will help. The construction outlook was just as promising In early 1039 as It is today, but too sharp a rise in costs killed the revival. Ltvin/r Costs to Inch Up. Consequently, I am glad that raw material prices have sagged rather than increased, since recovery started. This strengthens my belief that 1939 should see moderate price increases in many raw materials. These gains will be carried through to retail price-tags. But I doubt if there will be dny spectacular mark-ups such HS occurred in past boomlets. I cannot agree with those people who are bearish because commodity prices are not rising. They are merely following the long-term-trend which history shows they always follow. The only question is inflation. If government spending Is not curbed, the nation is headed for some kind of inflation sooner or later. However, tnif is not an Immediate factor. For 1D39, readers can expect slightly higher raw material prices and a moderate increase in their food, fuel, clothing and furniture bills. Wyalusing, on the north branch ot the Susquehanna, where E week was spent last year, has again been selected for this year, with the trip to be made In July. The "Father and Son" club, as it has frequently been dubbed, is composed of James J. Driscoll and sons ; -Jaines M., and WUi.am u., his eldest and youngest Charles Kunkle and son, Charles, Jr. Ralph B. Hyatt and son, William Thomas B. Hyatt and Walter S Trevltt. The last named has been selected as "captain" and the former! Local investors in the Fidelity Investment Association of Wheeling, W. Va., .were less apprehensive today as to the outcome of litigation involving the association, with the announcement of a special master who told Federal Judge William E. Baker at Wheeling that the company is solvent and who asked the receivership petition be dismissed. Judge Baker indicated he would give his decision within a week. The master, Charles P. Mead of Wheeling, reported to the court that a 10-day investigation by auditors and opposing counsel showed the association's finances were sound. IfCA **y EdjgarA- Gueatj are: VFEAKNESS I can resist the flatterer who triea to icll me socks And sailor men who com* to cell the -- , snuggled pelt ot fox; officers, including James J. Driscoll, I am not moved by priceless semi «nd as president, and Ralph B. Hyatt as ; undisturbed I pass treasurer, were reelected. "Tom" Hyatt, the bachelor member, holds the title of "chaperon." The two "Jim" Driscolls have been camping together since the younger--now associate editor of The Co\(rler--was six year old. Trevitt became "skipper" after he demonstrated his ability to rout out the anglers for pre-dsy- break fishing. Stray Thoughts By S M OOHUFF excesses of a war Is absolutely world's wisdom, made the following remark about his father: "You know," said the young fellow, "the old irum seems to have ivisod-up considerably during the past five years." Sometimes when \ve are on a t i a . n and n train on the next track begins to move, it ii difficult for us to tell whether our Vram ib moving or the train alongside us. So il was in the case of this young man. He had been "wising-up" for the last five years and the "old man" had been going on very much the same as usual. Let us never get disturbed about j-uuthful ui romance. It is Pi'.rt of the process ot growth Newspaper Syndicate. Factographs Midget parents usually have chil- dien of normal size. Most midget marriages are chiidlebs, however. In the Hawaiian language there is no word for weather. Weather in that country is perfect. Bermuda is 104 square miles alea. Bicycles in Mexico ore licensed. Of the 17.198 licenses obtained Mexico City, 12,087 were issued women. Biuisecd pillows are considered the coo'.cst for the hejc, on a hot night in Portugal. Dr. George Walker Buckler, chap- Jain of the Stato Senate and former pastor of the Christian Church here, now guiding the Disciples o'l Christ flock at Canonsburg, was, and presumably Is, bitterly opposed to prize fighting. Once while he and some members of his church here were gathered the conversation turned to Jack Johnson and one of his coming bout? with a wluto. After a while the minister broke in with: "Well, you have had your say, now 1*11 have mine. I hope the Negro whips the white man and that then The curio collector's show ot chlnawar* __ and glass. Yet since all men arc preyed upon and caught an baited haofcs The women o£ my household know my weakness Is for books. I am not lured by ruddy wtoe aor tempted much by son£. I think I do an. average Job of what is -wrong; Some snares whJch capture other men hold no appeal for me. I'm not the sort at ioo) some firienda of mine appear to be. And yet I have my folly, too. My NclU**s worried looks Are caused by my extravagance and mania for boohs. Never the perfect husband comes! Always the patient wife Must battle 'gainst some vrtld desire that mars her comrade's life. There Is In every male, it seems, a strange malicious twist That makes him prey to foolishness he simply can't resist; Some men must often hunting go; tome cast for trout In brooks. Some bet on races day by day--and I keep buying tooolrs. necessary. Huge debts are contracted when prices of products are sky-high. These debts cannot be met when prices fall. Loans on land In North Dakota, for instance, at S400 an acre may be safe with wheat selling lor S2.50 a bushel, but not when it falls to GO cents. Hence, there is always post-war agltntion for government suppoit of raw material quotations. This has happened after each major war since 1800. Yet, despite artificial measures, prices have always persisted in seeking their pre-war level. Take our own case. Since 1926, we have tried every trick in the economic bag in attempting to hold-up and to boost prices. Despite this, they have followed the historical pattern and have sought their pre-war level. A study of price movements of the past century and a half reveals three facts that are especially important now: 1. After prices have settled back to the pre-war level, they do not rise again until a new major war comes along, unless radical inflation occurs. 2. During these phases of price stability, we have enjoyed long periods of business prosperity. 3. The controlling factor is the "Show me you're a sport and print this in your column," rends an unsigned poakard, on which is pftsted this newspaper clipping: "Governor James, the mlnicle man, who says he's gonna make more work, yet curtml jobs, raise WPA pay, yet cut taxes. Yes, James is the man" -and there you are, my unknown reader. As tired and cold as he WAS ·. at quitting time on his fine East ] Park recreation grounds Job, Homer , Cunningham was tempted to f stick . around there awhile longer Monday evening when he saw me headed that way with -- a pair of ice skates. And here's a good place to say "thanks" to those young fellows who did their best lo keep me from breaking an arm, leg or neck In my first appearance on the things, In 30 years. Even Harry Bowers kindly came over to the pond to look after my interests -- alter getting his school kids safely acioss Pittsburgh street, at Fairvtew avenue. When a fellow tells me "he aoesn't owe a cent in the world," I often wonder if he's well fixed financially if he can't get any credit. J. L. Allen, local B. CX claim agent proves he knows his January tomatoes when he says the things are "as red as a beet, as expensive as radium, and as; tasteless as shavings." Let's go to press. Many Australian rivers flow from near the coastline into the interior of the continent. Englishmen call the hood of an faith, mdustriousness, and behavior (autoniobiie the "oonnet," ·Watch It Qrowl YOUR BANK ACCOUNT will grow and grow,.wkh increasing velocity, as you learn the habit of thrift. Come in and start the ball a-roliing today by making your first deposit in a thrift account at this bank. Member of Federal Oeposit Insurnuce Corporation.

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