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SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 1939. THE D A I L Y COURIER. rONNKU.SVn,T,E. PA. PAGE SEVEN. Looking Backward Texas Fete Queen FRIDAY, JANUARY 18. 1886 Detailed report o! the Connellsville coke trade for the week ending January 18 shows a total of 13,975 ovens in the region, of which 12,647 are in blast and 1,328 idle, with a total estimated production of 126,183 tons. Shipments for the week total | 6,350 cars. ; Electric lights will likely supplant gas in Connellsville in the n e a r ' future. Two companies are now in j the field, one consisting largely o f ' local capitalists who plan to use the! Westinghouse alternating current and I the other is the Edison Light Company. I Mrs. Susan Coughenour, \vido\v of i Isaiah Coughenour, is found dead in her New Haven home. She was 64 years old. Marriage licenses are issued in Uniontown as follows: Charles Moore and Maria L. Gibson, both of Dunbar township: Martin L. Nicholson and Sarah Ellenberger, both of Bullskin township, and Georga Prinkey of Springfield township and Rebecca S. Shaffer of Saltlick township. Miss Maggie Hoop, 28 years old, wife of John Hoop of West Side, dies suddenly. Charles F. Hood of Connellsville and Marie L. Reboud of Pittsburgh are granted a marriage license in Allegheny county. The marriage will ON THE AIR Radio Information At a Glance Mrs. Gable in Nevada »"*,; K ^; . ,. *fr.' f!'- --· - t j f ,-,~ j ',f ' s*v»~ s ~" Zi**«, "... hZ', f '.' ./ft $1 i ^if · i-'^f? '· f'"··**«! f , Al £:L^- ' iA ""~' ^ui^^s^Q Molly O'Daniel Molly O'Daniel, 17-year-old daughter of Governor W. Leo O'Daniel of Texas, selected Grand Duchess of Texas, to rule over the Mardi Gras to bo held in Galvcston, is believed to be youngest ever accorded this state honor. WCAE--1221 K.G. 6:00--Song Sampler. 6-15 Evening Neus 6:25--Musicale Interlude 6:30--Alberta Hunter. 6:45--Goodwill Mission of the Air 7:00--Avolon Time. 7:30--Lives of Great Men. 7:45--Inside of Sports. 8:00--Tommy Rigas and Betty. 8:30--Fred Warlng's Pennsylvanians 9:00--Vox Pop 9.30--Hall of Fun. 10:00--Ray Noble's Oich. 10:30--Joaquin Gill's Orch. 11:00-- News Parade 11-10--Joe Rinc-s' Orch. 11:30--Horace Heidt's Orch. 12:00--Little Jackie Heller's Orch. 12:30--Jan Carter's Orch. 1:00--Shop Field's Orch. 1:30--Clyde Lucas' Orch. TONIGHT KDKA--980 KC. 6:00--News. Sports; Weather; Tempera lure. 6:15--Your Movie Magazine of the Air. 6 30--RUES Brown's Orch 6 45--Don Hirsch, news. 7:00--Message oi Israel. 7:30 Question Bee. 8:00--Al Donahue's Orch. 8:30--Original Drama. 9:00--National Bam Dance. 10:00--Symphony Concert 11:30--News; Weather; Tempertaure 11:45--The Music You Want. 12:00--Dance Orchestra. 12:30--Far North Broadcast. W.1AS--1290 KC. 5:45--Baron Elliott's Orch. 6:15--News of the World. 6:30--Saturday Swing. 7:00--Americans at Work. 7:30--Joe E. Brown, 8:00--Johnny Presents. 8:30--Professor Quiz. 9:00--Honolulu Bound. D:30--Saturday -Night Serenaders. 10:00--Your Hit Parade. 10:45--Capitol Opinions. 11:00--News with Ken Hildebrand. 11:15--To be announced. 11:30--Charles Baum's Orch. SUNDAY take place Januaty 29 in Pittsburgh. D. K. Wilworth of the W. J. Rainey , . -..store at Moyer is elected general I by the Tenth Regiment Band: Presi- 1 10:00--Radio Pulp.t. WCAE 0:00--Organ Recital. 8:30--Four Showman Quartet. 8:45--Animal News Club. 9:00--Phyllis Morton. 0:15--Tom Terris. 9:30--Melody Moments. 9:55--The World We Live In. superintendent of the glass company dent, Jnmcs Buttermore: vicc- whicb -vill start operations soon. i president, George T. Campbell: secre- A charter is granted to the West- i tary, Ralph Wiant; treasurer, R. L. moreland Fayet'.e Company at Scottdale FRIDAY. JANUARY 13, 1899 Detailed report of the Connellsvillc Natural Gas Hannam; business manager, C. H Russell; leader, James W. Buttermore; assistant leader, John E Caster; trustees, Ralph Wiant, \Vili- iam C. Bishop and O. R. Berwick. coke trade for the week ending January 7 shows a total c-f 18,643 ovens in the region, of which 14,927 are in blast and 3,716 idle, with a toial estimated production of 155,990 tons. Shipments for the week tola! 8,904 cars. Richard S. Paine aft=r a visit to his orange plantation m Florida. Marriage licenses are granted in Uniontown as follows: Albert flixun- baugh and Emma J. Patten of F.iy- ctte City, Patrick J. Collins and Anna Stillwagon of Connellsville, He -,-y Miller and May Hays of Oliver, Will'am Bryte and Liz?.ie M Gilmore of German township, Edward Bowman of Fayette City and Ar.rUc Ross of Westmoreland county, ar.d Jchn A. Hilderrnan of Henry Clu.v township and Isabella Shipley ci Maik- leysburg. Ground is broken for an eight- room house in Sixth street. New Haven, the property of Mrs. Fagan. Jesse Smith, Baltimore Ohio brakeman, is severely crushed wh«n caught between two cars in the yards here while makirg a coupling. Tony Bulano of Connellsville and Charles Rush of Uniontown are 1HURSDAY. JANUARY 18, 1D19 Detailed icport of ihe Connellsville coke trade for the week ending January n shows a total of 37,081 ovens in thc region, of which 25,297 are in i b'ast and 10,764 idle, with a total returns home ' estimated production of 271,366 tons. 10:30--Music and American Youths. 11:00--Rodcf Shalom Temple. 11:15--Morning Melodies. 12:00-- Giandpa Snuggins. 12:3 °~T"oT r " ty ^ Chi " B ° R ° Und 3 :° 0 A '-'" CO B -'" d - J5DKA 8:00- -Trails of Happiness. 9:00--Coast to Coast On ti Bus. 10:00- Russian Melodies. 10:30--Aloha Time. 10-45--Music ot Today. 11:00--Fust U n i t e d Presbyterian Church. 12-00--Rud'o City Muric Hall. 1:00--Great Plajs. 2.00--Mngic Key ol RCA The Sligo Iron Steel Company I ..nnounces that an additional 560,000 will be expended for improvements | at the local plant. Mrs E. S. Moore of Greensburg has disposed of 3,600 acres of coal to the Pittsburgh Coal Company for S5.000 000. The coal Melds are located in the vicinity of Perryopolis. Wilson Beal of Meyersdale is instantly killed when he is struck by a Baltimore fie Ohio tram. Police records for the past year shows that 1,928 arrests were mnde during 1918. Mrs. Henry Blocher, 48 years old, dies. Mrs. Thomas D, Rich, 25 years old, dies at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Smeak in East Green 1:00--Lutheran Church. 1:30--Sunday Serenade. 1 45--S.imliiy -'CAS 2:00--Lets Go Back to the Bible. 2 30--Barry McKmck-y. 2:45--Fables In Verse. 3:00--Sunday Drivers. 3-45--Bob Decker. 4:90--Ranger's Serenade. 4 30--The World Is Yours 5-QO--Saturday Afternoon in Hose- dnlc 5-30--Spelling Bee. 6 no--Catholic Hour G:30--Show -j\ the Week. 7:00--Jack Benny. 7:30--Band Wagon. 8:00--All Star Show. 9:00-- iuanl.ituin Merry Go Round 9'30--American Album of Music. 10 00--The Chcle 11-00--News 11:10--Johnny Mcssncr's Orch. 11 30--I.ce Shelley's Orrli 12:00--Joe Vernuta's Orch. 12:30--Jan Garber's Orch. 3:30--Festival of Music. 4:00--Bernic Armstrong. 4:30--Vesper--Shadyside Church. 5:00--Metropolitan Auditions. 5 30- The M-n from Cooks. 5:45--Dog Heroes 6.00--Music Please. 6:15--Sunday Newsp,,per of the Air. 6.30--A Tale of Today. · 7 00--Popular Classics. 7 30--Seth Parker. 8.00--Out of the West. 8-iO--.Swing Sainc 9.00--Hollywood Plnyhouce. 9:30--Walter Winchell. 9 -15--Irene Rich. 10 00--Romanic nnd Rhythm 10:30--Cheerio. 11:00--Music; news. 11:15--Missionary Broadcast. 12 00--Archie nlovi.1 .-, Orch. 12:30-- Herbie Kjy's Orch. WJAS 9:00--St. Patrick's Church. 10:00--Church of the Air. 10:30--Aubadc for Strings. 11:00--First English Lutheran Church 12.00--Major Bowes' Capitol Family. 12.30--Music from Italy. 1:00--Church of the Air. 1.30--Salute to New York World's Fair. 2:00--Americans All. 2-30--Texas Range: s. 3:00--Pittsburgh Amateur Hour. 4.00--Rev. Chailes E. Coughlin. 5.00--Word Withe .t Music. 5:30--Ben Bcrnle's Orch. 6:00--The Silver Theatre. 6:30--Gateway to Hollywood. 7 00--People's Platform. 7:30--Hollywood Guild. 8:00--This is Kew York. 9:00--Ford Sunday Evening Hour. 10:00--Melody and Madness. 10 30--Knltcnborn Comments. 110:45--Barry Wood. j 11:00--Art Giles 1 Orrh. 11:30--Ted Fionto's Oreh. N ( ews of Tri-Town Mrs. Clark Gable Mrs. Clark Gable admires the view from the Las Vef«is, Nev., home of her attorney, Frank McNamee, where she established residence to obtair a decree from her actor- huaband. Gable la expected to niai ry Carole Lombard after the divorce. (Central Press) Troops Pul Down Demonstration Against France By United Press. ROME;, Jan. 28. -- Two hundred cnrablniors troops were r«nd a called detachment out Friday to prevent students fiom demonstrating against Trance in front oC the French embassy and the French institute. Hundicds of students had been released trom classes to celebrate the SpsniJi nnlionalts's* capture ot Barcelona MONDAY They h nd con gregn t cd in th e vi - cinity of Farncsc square, where the French -embir.sv is located, shouting insults ..gainst France. Soldiers swept down on the square, forced thc students back. Policemen cot cloned ofY six streets leading toward the square. Thc students crowded back of the SDCclal to The Courier DAWSON, Jan 2B --The Philip G. CDcbran Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church held a cottage prayer meeting Friday evening at the home o£ Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Rollings of North Dawron. Has Perfect Record. The name of Jean Strickler was omitted from tile list of perfect attendance pupils o£ East Liberty Presbyterian Sunday School. Jean has attended four years without missing. Birthday Party. Mrs. J. C. Goldsboro entertamed at a party at her home Thursday afternoon in honor ot her daughter Joyce Ann's seventh birthday and Mrs. Margaret Stoufler's 31st birthday. Thc house was decorated in keeping with Si. Valentine Day. Games were enjoyed by the children and prizes were won by Virginia Puncher and Carl Hawk. The guests were given hats and then went to the dining room for lunch. The table was centered with a large red heart and two large birthday cakes, tall red lighted candies burned while thc guests ate. There were 50 guests including Mrs. Frank Angle and children, Lois Jean and Robert, Mrs. John Torrence and Mrs. Harry Dunkle of Connellsville. Thc honor guests received lovely gifts. Improves at Hospital. Mrs. Ralph Black of Liberty, a i patient at Connellsvillc State Hos! pital, is getting along very mceiy. i Has Bronchitis. Dorothy Jean, daughter of Mr. and j Mis. Paul Winterhalter of Vanderbill \ is ill of bronchitis at her home. Other Items of Interest. Kathtyn Garlick of Liberty is ill at her home. Mrs and Mrs. Harry Jackson of Connellsville were Monday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bailey of North Dawson. Mrs J. F. Black o' Liberty left Sunday for a visit with her sister, Mrs. J. H. Hagerman, of Beavei Falls. Mrs. Edward Reed of Vanderbilt, Mr. and Mrs. Jos? Pratt and daughter, Ruth Ann, of Liberty, and Mrs. E. P. Shipley were Connellsville callers Tuesday. Mrs. James Heisterman of North Dawson, Mrs. William McCune, Mrb. J. R. Cottom and Mrs. S. J. I. Morningstar attended The Courier cooking school Wednesday. Mrs. Othmar Haas was a recent THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1929 Detailed report of the Connellsville matched to box 10 rounds in Union- i coko trode ior lho wcck cnchng Janu- 'ary 19 shows a tolnl of 25,878 ovens town. Company D, of Connellsvilie, uill in the region, of wh.cli 4,727 are ap'pear as part of the 17th Regiment i blast " nd 2l ' !sl ld!c . with a totnl - - - - estimated production of 62,070 tons. Provisional National inauguration parade Harrisburg. Guard in the to be held at John Homer narrowly escapes death uhen a gasoline tank in the hoist house of the West Side Coal Company near the corner of Lcisen- ring avenue and Tenth street. West Side, explodes. Samuel B. MacMlllen, 83 years old, dies at his home at Scottdale. George W. Might. 47 years old, native of Scottdale, dies at his home THURSDAY, JANUARY It, 190S Detailed report of the Connellsville coke trade for the week ending January 9 shows a total of 37,842 ovens in the region, of which 23,653 are in blast and 14,189 idle, with : toiil estimated production of 205,189 tons. Shipments for the week total 9,179 cars. The bi-monthly meeting of the Fayette and Westmoreland Photo- granhic Society is held m the studio of W. J. Ward. Announcement is made that John R:go of Hungary, fr.mou: will appear in St. Emoiy': Roman Catholic Church soon. i '" ;·"="="" *-·"« on«-iu«u uii jus IMS- | 1: 4 5 _v 0 | ce O f E XP| The engagement of Miss Ge.-tn.de ! '? r ' c "^ . lhr °" gh J h ! S^ nan doah ! 2 :00-Elmor Sherry at Charlcroi. Mrs. Vella Nemon, 39 years old, di"? of pneumonia. Scottdale Elks Lodge recognition. 11-45 -Roau of Life. 12:00--News. 12:10--Melodies. 12:15--The O'Neills. _ , _ ,, , , 12:30--Monticcllo Party Line. David S. Behanna, 82 years old. i 2 -4S Sincln' Sam · i-- _· !,,,, .__ i,r «, i,-, i^.ij -smgin sam. given WC/VE 7:00--Morning Express. 7:45--Y;.r'ety Show 8:00-- Mawi. 8-15--Tod iv's Almanac. 8 30--Do You Remember. 8.45--H.th and Encores, !) 00--Jean Abbcj. 9 15--Rhythm and Romance 9:30--Band Goes lo Town. 9:45--MU'ical M.rror 10:00--Central Citj 10:15--Johns Other Wife. 10-30-Just Pl.iin Bill. 10.45--Woman in While. 11:00--Cjvid Harur... 11:1 C--Lorenzo Jones. 11:30--Young Widow Brown. father of Postmaster W S. Behanna | lioo-Musical Caravan. ; n i u L u I_FIill t f~i n i, T -,-t A W I J ITIuiin.tt.1 \-4Ji U vci-ii, :s violinist, °' Connellavillo, dies. He was one of i i :15 _ LiU ic j ac kie Heller's Orch. y's r^s ar i rf ' m . c "*?. r Y. 1 " 3 .® s a I 5 ! 1 ",?. ! 1:30--Melody Jewell Box. on to General ph 'l Sheridan on his his- i.4s_voice of E-tnc-ienco Itoric ride through the Shenandoah! ^oL-Elmor She'rn Valley during the Civil War. | S^S""^^ M , r H S -, E T a ^ yt v, 10 iS b v, UrnC t l ° WO-Kuy Kecnc fl± '" *",,*' C - h ?"l S _ he - r ,:*. aw1 ' 2:45-Utility Hall. Ashman Marlde of New Haven Frank Husband is announced. Samuel Cree Horner, one of the . best known newspaper men of Fay- I 'S nites t rom flre in ran S e as she P re ' ette county, dies following a lingering I pa £? s tnc Suilda y dinner. ill ness «. Tnoir.as J. Logan, 33 years old, Harry J. Reimer ol Boston, Mass., I W o i M War ve leran, dies ot pr.eu- and Miss Kathcrine S. Adams o f ' monm Connellsville are granted license in Uniontown. Stephen Kerrigan, Baltimore rnan-idge i D '"- ^'- H - Hetriat preaches a memorial sermon for members of '.he Ohio fireman, dies of injuries received in an accident at Cumberland, Md. The lighting territory of West Penn Electric Company is divided. W. R. Kenney being made superintendent of Territory "A" and H. G. Glass, superintendent of Territory "B." The following officers are elected New Haven Hone Company. nankin Policeman Suicides, PITTSBURGH, Jan. 28. -- Steve Becker, 49, veteran po'.icerron at Rankin borough, killed himself late Thursday with his service revolver. He recently lost his job after a change of administrations. SALLY'S SALLIES Some chaps take longer to say good-night--it's just as the kiss may be. lity 3:00--Mary Marlm. 3:15--Ma Peikms. 3:30--Pepper Voung's r amlly. :45--Gu:ding Light. 4.00--Backstage Wife. 4:15-- Stell: Dallas. 4:30--Vic and Sade. 4:45--Girl Alone. 5:00--Dick Tracy. 5:15--Your Family Mine., 5:30--Jack Armstrong. 5:45--Orphan Annie. 6:00--Science In the News. 6:15--Evening News. ·;25--Sports. 6:30--Roso Mario. 6:45--Play Time. 7:00--Amos and Andy. 7:!5--Edwin C. Hill. 7:30- -Big Swing 8:00--Al 1-ierce and His Gang. 8:30--Richard Crooks. 9:00--Hour of Charm. 9:30--Eddie Duchin. 10:00--Contented Hour. 10:30--Horace Heidt's Orch. 11:00--New Parade. '1:10--Del Courtney's Orch. 11:30--Little Jackie Heller's Orch. 12:00--Kay Kyser's Orch. 12:30--Jan Garbor's Orch. 1:00--Mitchell Ayre's Orch. KDKA i C:30--Cuily Miller. 7:00--Silhouettes of the West. 7:15 -Musical Clock. 7:30--Russell Pr.ut 7:45--Cnockerbonid Tims. R:00--News. 8:05--Muslral Clot!; 8.15--Dr. bun.-niiK' 8.30--Musical Clock. 0:00--Shopping Circle. 9:15--Linda's first Love. 9:30--The Editor 1 !, Daughter. 0:45--Gospel Singer. 10:00--Story of the Month 10:13--Jane Arden 10:30--T na 'i.-.d Tim. 10:45--Houseboat Hannah. 11:00--Mnry Marlm. 11:15--Vic and Snde. 11'30--Pepper Young's Family. 11:45--Getting toe Most Out ol Life. 12:00--News, Weather; Temp. 12:15--Rosey Bits 12:30--National Farm Home Hour. 1:15--Farm fiddio News. 1:30--Melody Time. 1.45--Happy Gilmans. 2:00--Betty and Bob. 2:15--Arnold Grimm's Daughter. 2:30--Valiant Lady 2:45--Hymns of All Churches. 3:00--KDKA Home Forum. 3:20--Dale McFeatlcrs, news reeler. 3:30--Tou Time Tunes. 4:00--Club Motinee. 5:00--Rakov's Orch. 5:15--Terry and the Pirates. 5:30--Don Winslow oJ the Navy. 5:45--Tom Mix Straight Shooters. 6.00--News. Sports 6:06--You Movie Magazine of the Air. 6-30--NCusir--Sports. 6:45--Lowel Thomas. 7 00--Alias Jimmie Valentine. 7.30--G-Mon and Crime. 7.45--Science On the March. 8:00--Carson Hoblnson and His Buckaroos. 8:30--Those We Love. 9:00--You Don't Say. D:30--Westminster College Choir. 10.00--True Or False. 10:30--National Radio Forum. 11:00--News. Weather, Temp. 11:15--The Music Vou Want. 12:00--Al Kavelm's Orch. 12:15--Nev/ Penn Orch. 12:30--Artie Shaw's Orch. Disaster Victim Hazelwood Woman Bank Cashier Held In Big Shortage By United Press PITTSBURGH, Jan. 28.--Charged ivith embezzlement and false entry, Mrs. Myrtle P. Mutsc 1 'er, 31, assistant ca.slv.er at the Huzelwood Bank, was held Friday by county detectives and State banking officials in connec- lion with an alleged shortage of, $20,- P10 at the bank. District "-ttorncy Andrew T. Park said lie would ask that Mrs. Mutschler be held under $30,000 bail. Charges against Mrs. Mutschler were filed before Alderman A. M. Maloney by State Bank Examiner D. L. Zellner, who reported discovering the shortage In a routine check of bank accounts. Chief State Bank Examine H. P. Ferguson said Mrs. Muttchler admitted taking the funds. WJAS 7:30--Musicale. 8:00--News. 8:15--Marjoric Stewart. P. 30--Friendly Singer 8.45--Cheene Melodies. 9:00--Richard Ma.xv, ell. 9:15--Montana Sum. 9-25-- News. 9:30--Joyce Jordan. 9:45--Bachelor's Children. 10-00--Young Dr. Malonc. 10:15--Myrt and Marge. 10:30--Hilltop House. 10:45--The Stepmother. 11:00--Fat-t Fndcr. 11:15--Scattergood Barnes. 11:30--Big Sister. 11:45--Aunt Jenny's Real L i f e Stories. 12:00--Mary Margaret McBrlde. 12.15--Her Honor, Nancy James. 12:30--News of the World. 12:45--Cur Gal Sunday. 1:00--The Goldbergs. 1:15--Life Can Be Beautiful. 1:30--Road of Life. 1:45--This Day Is Ours. 2.00--Doc Baitlcy's Daughters. 2:15--Musicale. 2:30--American School of the Air. 3.00--Curtis Institute. 4:00--Four Clubmen. 4:15--Patterns in Swing. 4:45--Nan Wynn. 5:00--Music Restoration. 5:15--Howie Wing. 5:30--Baron Elliott's Orch. 6-05--Rhythm Roundup. 6:15--News of the World. 6:30--Bob Trout. 6:45--Talk of the Town. 7:00--County Seat. 7:15--Lum and Abner. 7:30--Eddie Cantor. 8:00--Cavalcade of America. 8:30--Model Minstrels. B:00--Lux Theatre. 10:00--Guy Lombardo's Orch. 10:30--We, the Jury. 10:45--W. P. A. 11:00--News with Ken Hildebrand. 11:15--Sammy Kayo's Orch. 11:30--Cab Galloway's Orch. 12:00--George Hall's Orch. cordon for a tim". continuing to shout imprecation;- at France, then marched off towaid tne center of the city. They had paraded all morning through the pr.ncipal streets, mter- I rupted on'y at 11 A M. when ra:n forced most of them indoors. After the ram, tnc demonstrations were resumed. At se\ cral places they threatened to =-Tiasli windows of stores not d i- playing thc Italian flag non-Ha'ii.in n.ime». Older Fascist oOicials in civilian clothes dissuaded then: from violence. Morrmc; rcwspaicrs hailed the fall of Bare clona us "a genuine victory for fascism." caller in Connellsvillc. Mrs. William Colbert of Liberty is ill nt her home. Mr. Colbert is a patient at Connellsville State Hospital. Mrs. Clarence Mm ray, Mrs. Burton Peoples and Mrs. Henry Hunker of Liber*." visited in Connellsville Wednesday evening. Insurance Sales Doun, NEW YORK, Jan. 28-- The Association of Life Insuiarice Presidents reported th«t new life insurance written during 1938 by 40 'oadmg companies totalled 57,520,499,000, n decrease of 164 per cent compared with the 58,392,918,000 in 1937. i M:s. Jess Martin. Mrs. Daniel Mc- I Gill. Mrs. Roy Herbert of Vander- I bill, Mrs. Frank Bk-ck. Mrs. J. P. Bearing Downey, Mrs. Wainwright Stucklei rnd Mrs. William Gillispie of Libetty Mrs. Frank McGill of North Dawton iittenci the Thursday session of The Courier cooking school. : Mr. and Mrs. Howard Colbert and | Miss Irene Lewis of Liberty were j, calling in Charleroi Thursday. I Mrs. C. F. Randolph and Mrs. Carrie Harrison of Liberty were guests at a turkey dinner at the First Presbyterian Church of Uniontown Thursday. Mrs. Frank Barrett oE Mam street was a Thursday caller in Connellsville. You and Your Nation's Affairs or By ERNEST MINOR PATTERSON President, American Academy oj Political atid Social Science Not so many years ago. Mussolini was reported to have sa.d that Italy Pennsville J. Gordon Noakes A victim of thc New York-Bermuda plane disaster, J. Gordon Noakes, New York businessman, sank beneath the waters before his wife's eyes when he lost his grip on rubber life belt. PENKSVILLE, Jan. 28.--The social committee of the True Blue Bible Class of the Pennsvnlc Evangelical Chuich held an enjoyable tea Friday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Sprinkle. After the program a dainty lunch was served- About 30 members attended. Covered Dish Dinner. Woman's Missionary Society of Pennsville Evangelical Church held a covered dish dinner at noon Wednesday at the home oi Mr, and Mrs. J. W. McFadden, Jr. The society was organized January two years ago. Quarterly Meeting. The second quarterly meeting was held In the Pennsville Evangslical Church Wednesday evening. Rev. R. C. Miller, the district superintendent, presided. Personals, Mr. and Mrs. George Rush, E. Wilmer Wooas, Miss Anna Woods, and Miss Lulu Longaneck called at the home of Mrs. Emma Mayhorn at California, Pa., who died Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Slants ot Mount Nebo were Pennsville callers Sunday. must "txpnnd or explode." He was also qjoted as announcing: "We are fort y m i l l i o n s squeezed i n t o our narrow but adorable peninsula, with its t o o m a n y mountains and its soil which cannot nourish so m a n y , . . Hence it is obvious that the p r o b l e m o f Italian cxpan- s i o n i n t h e w o r l d is a problem of life and d e a t h for the Italian race. 1 say expansion: expansion in every cense: moral, political, economic, demographical." It is estimated that the population of Italy is now nearly forty-three trillion. It is agreed that '.his is very .arge lor a country so short of natural resources Relief uf pressure through emigiaUon to other countries seems a reasonable idea, at least from the Italian viewpoint, although the proposal for moral and political expansion rr.ay be sharply challenged. So w e rub our eyes and wonder wieii we read an Associated Press dispatch from Rome quoting from the newspaper Populo di Poma a suggestion that all of Italian race living abioad should return to Italy This same paper calculates thnt ;n a'.l fore : ^n countries combined there a.-e 28,000.000 Italians m race rnd blood and that .E they should bo "repatriated" the population of Italy would become 72.000.000. Whether such an Idea Is seriously considered by the Italian government is another matter, but Mussolini on one occasion announced: "If Italy Often they make a bad situation lar worse. Think of the possible consequences of a population of 7«,000,000 for Italy. Oi course, the suggestion that al! these millions arc of "Italian race and blood" is meaningless. There is no Italian race. But there may be 28,000,000 persons in other countries who once lived m Italy or whose parents once lived there. They may think ot themselves as Italians. Suppose they returned to Italy where ere arc already about 350 persons per square mile. Italy has a relatively poor soil and comparatively few mineral and other natural resources. Tho peninsula is one "with i'.s tuo many mountains and its soil ivhich cannot nourish so many." If its population were to be considerably increased, there might really be an "explosion." We may dismiss thc idea o' lar^c scale repatriation. But what about thc pressures already there? Many disquieting rumors are being circulated about economic strain and pub- he discontent. There are three possible lines of relief, short of an cxplo- sior.. One is to lessen the pressure by a lowur birth rntc This is not feasible bccjiuse public and especially government opinion is so strongly against it Also it would be a very slow method of reducing numbers. A second method of relief i emigration from Italy. Here, again, there is no probability that anything will be done. Restrictions o.i emigration are numerous, the return of Italians living abroad is encnjraged, and c'-hcir countries r^ve no desire at pre-icnt to receive immigrants oo a lar^e scale. Thc third method is to relieve the tension by a larger development of foreign trade. This means lowering of import restrictions by Italy against foreign products and by other coun- wants to count for something, it must i tries against Italian products But the appear en the threshold of the sec- ' - . , . ^ ond half of the century with a population of not less than 60,000.000 inhabitants." Hitherto he has been urging a higher birth rate as the means for attaining this goal. Presumably we Americans need not expect consistency In others since we are ourselves so inconsistent. But contradictory poliries are not only apt to defeat each other. excessive and almost savage natjtm- ahsm of the present time and the talk of national self-suffic.ency make this metnod almost as difficult as the other two. If all of us cannot see OUT way clear to relieve some of thc restrictions on trade barriers, then the pre«- sures will continue and '.here may be still more explosions -- not cnly in Italy ut elsewhere. (Address questions to the author, care of this newspaper)

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