The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 19, 1938 · Page 3
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 3

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, January 19, 1938
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19,193S. · THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. PAGE THREE. Raps Board for Hiring Teachers Without Even Considering Local Folks Says Policy Is Opposite To Outspoken Pledges Of Some. LACKS COURTESY HE DECLARES NEWS OF THE COURTS Failure of the Board of Education to extend as little as the courtesy of consideration to home town teachers, whose applications for positions in the city public schools are on flic, when the last vacancy was filled by the directorate brought a bitter denunciation from James H. Strawn, the new member of the School Board, at Monday night's meeting. His remarks came after he had introduced a resolution--which was subsequently passed by unanimous vote--directing the secretary of the board to furnish each member of the directorate with a statement of ail applications on file for positions on the teaching staff, showing name, finishing school, subject majored in and the d tc of filing of applications. The motion was later amended to list only those applications that have been filed since January 1, 1936. Those fllcd prior to that date should be re-presented and the information thereon made more complete and up- to-date, it was pointed out. Mr. Strawn said: "Speaking in favor of the adoption of the resolution, I want to invite the board's attention to a request presented by one of our teachers for the termination of her contract in order that she could accept a position in a similar 1 capacity in her own home town. "At the same meeting, a statement was made that the only teacher that could be obtained or persuaded to accept the position was a teacher in a township school in another county. "A review of the applications on file fails to find where this teacher had ever filed an application for this or any other position on our teaching staff. However, the files disclose many applications from home town teachers for this particular position who possess the required fitness and ability and who should have been given fair and impartial consideration. Their applications were ignored and our home teachers dealt with unfairly and unjustly. The board assumed a position that is contrary to recognized procedure in filling vacancies Such departure can only bring about a condition that react": dctnmcntilly to the taxpayers who pay the bills. "It is the people that pay the bills that have the greatest interest in our schools. You hear at each meeting of tl · board a discussion about delinquent taxes. Many of the people are unable to pay their school taxes, could not lay aside for a rainy day due to the expenses incurred in educating their children in the schools of higher learning. Now they find that their children cannot be of assistance to them in ameliorating their distressed financial conditions as their applications are not given any consideration. "Gentlemen, there is no justification for the action of the board in not considering the applications on file in our office from home teachers. "There is much more that I could «;ay on the subject but I have presented you with ir disputable facts and my arguments have been most convincing as to wl y this resolution should prevail. I (,nly want to refresh the minds of some of the board members (that they were outspoken in their statements that home town teachers would be given every consideration for a position in our schools when vacancies would arise. I ask that you support this resolution in order that it will prevail." At one point Director Clyde Campbell attempted to interrupt but Mr. Strawn squelched him with a determined' UNIONTOWN, Jan. 19.--Coroner's jury, conducting an inquiry into the fatal shooting of Paul Lake, 14-year- old Brier Hill youth, recommended that newspapers and radios be recruited to "warn owners of firearms relative to not allowing children to handle or have weapons in their possession." Two persons were exonerated of all rcsponsibilty for as many fatalties fol-owing the inquests conducted by Coroner S. A. Baltz. First inquiry was held into the death of Lake, November 22, m Uniontown Hospital of pentoms which followed gunshot wounds received seven days previous. An autopsy was performed by Dr. I. A. Sparr. Testimony rcvelcad Charles McLaughlin, a playmate, had obtained his grandfaother's .22 rifle with intentions of going on an "owl hunt." It developed he and his companions had gone to a shanty, used by the "gang," and there had been molested by an opposing crowd. In the excitement, the rifle was dicharged to wound Lake, his friend. The jury found the lad's death was "purely accidental and without malice or revenge" and "absolve Charles McLauglln from all blame." In the second inquest, a verdict exonerated Mclvin K. Wcise, Morgantown, W. Va., and his employers, Exhibitors Service Company, Pittsburgh, of all responsibility for the death of Martin Lucki, 63, of Wood- sidc. The victims died in Uniontown Hospital January 2 of injuries received when struck by a truck operated by Wcise. The coroner's jury declared it an "unavoidable accident" in releasing the driver from any and all responsi bility for the man's death. In orders handed down, 'Judge H S. JDumbauld denied a motion fo new trial to Andrew Wargo, Con nellsville. who was found "guilty n indicted" September 9 on a charge o violation of the liquor law preferred by Charles E. Green last June 3, tin cout-t set forth: "We are convinced that there wa no error in this charge. The defend ant was given what we regard as fair trial. His own testimony an- that of his witnesses was heard a length. The jury resolved a propc question of fact adversely to his con tentlon. We see no reason for inter fering with that finding." Gambinc Laboratories made nppli cn'.ion with Piothonotary John Brad, for privilege to carry on business a 71 East Church street. Petitioner include Samuel C. Johnson, 209 Con nellsville street: Sherman T. Booth 21 Chailes street; Evelyn C. Cheno wcth, 35 Faycttc street The business Is the manufactun and also sale of medicinal producl and a department for making cuU and engravings. Attorney Jesse E. Hutson, only las week admitted to practice before th Fayettc county bar, was appointed b Judge W. Russell Carr to serve a master in the divorce action brough by Belle Price, through her counsc Attorney Wake K. Newell, agains Austin C. Price. In a second appoint mcnt made by Judge Carr, Attornc Lewis M. D'Auna was made mastc in the divorce suit instituted by Mi dred E Bosano. The action was file by Attorney Newell, counsel for th wife. Because of the heavy civil list to fa- hear next week by the courts, the ar gumenls in suits brought agains Springfield township were postpone until Monday, February 7, when the will be heard by Judge Carr. Ho jury will be drawn since coun scl agreed to facts in the cases. Suits against the township wcr entered by John W. Cnvanaugh, Ed ward Johnson as administrator of Ui "Brother Campbell-- D · r e c t o r " tate . of Andrew Johnston, Sr., Mau mpbell I have the floor." M ° u " ta ' n - Jnm « D - Mounta.n. Som Campbell Mr. Strawn brought out that a total stranger had been hired for the position while local teachers were not even considered. Continuing: "The action of the board is not proper, not fair and not just." Daector H. H. Mclntire explained that he didn't know of any other applicants, Director Campbell said "didn't have any other local teacher eligible" and President Weihe added "at the time no one knew anyone else was qualified." Mr. Strawn's verbal "spanking" of the directorate brought words of commendation from Daniel Durie who said that "Mr. Strawn certainly is m order. You should be complimented on your remaiks. They are very timely and to the point." Mr. Durie said tha 1 , all applications for teaching vacancies should come from the school board files and not out of the pockets of a director. President Wcihe countered that such had been the practice of the boards in the past whereupon Director William L. Zollars admonished him: "Two wrongs don't make a right." Mr. Dune reiterated his belief that we "should go into the files and get .ipphcations for vacancies and not from the pockets of a director or have one of the directors say that he had left it at home," adding that such had been the case. When Diicctor Campbell criticized previous boards about their policies in delaying action on local teachers' applications, both Mr. Dune and Mr. Zollars remarked: "We arc doing the same thing to- ucl P. Miller, James D. Mountain a administrator of the Nora Mountai estate, Elmer Miller and F. P. Eichc The actions involve questions legality of loans made by the plali tifls to the township after the latte had already Incurred more than i legal two per cent indebtedness Opposing counsel -- law firm o Hlgbcc, Lewellvn and Higbee and A torncy E. D. Brown-- Indicates the did not desire a jury. Checks, approximating S8.500, wcr rf! *tnhuted to the courthouse arm for services rendered from Janunr; 1 to 15. The vouchers were pre nnred and distributed bv altirhss 1 the office of Trensurcr Dan Minorc In a petition fil"d with Prothono tary John J. Brady, citizens of th Indeoedcnt school district of Mt-nal len township petitioned court for ar Dointmcnt of Lewis H. Blanc as d rector fn fill the unexpircd term o the pie«ent incumbent Signatures of the petition include those of John S. Miller. J. J Sl-rnk A. E. Pennnrchini. Andrew Konlouk F P Burwcll, Joseph Maguiie, .Toll INSTRUCTORS U. S. Judge Is Witness in His Own Court Top--Judge Robert A. Cooper, loft, anil Jndge Mflrlino Trarlcw. Bottom--Prisoners Dronblo Vclez, Juan Alamo, Jnllo Pinto Gandla and Manuel Avlla Legal action unprecedented in U. 3. history IB pictured above. II. S. District Judge Robert A. Cooper of Puerto Rico, top left, is shown testifying in tho witness chair at San Juan, where ten Islanders wcro tried on charge* of conspiring and attempting; to kill him. Judge Martino Travlcso, top right, beard his colleague testify that tin accused men fired «. fusillade of shots at htm last April after he had sentenced Alzlbu Compos, leader of the Nationalists, and other members of the party, for conspiracy to overthrow U. S. government rule of Puerto Rica. Tho prisoners, below, were sentenced to serve flva years each In Atlanta federal prison. Nationalists havs protested the various convictions, General Motors Soon To Produfce Diesels For Any Kind of Use Man Remits Money For Coke Fork Taken Nearly 40 Years Ago Mr. Diogenes can put his lamp on the shell and rest from his weary search lor an honest man. So says George "Mac" Caster, 72 years old, of Shoaf, Fayette county. According to friends. Caster recently received the following letter from Mount Pleasant: "I am enclosing $2 for a coke fork which I took from you almost 40 years ago. It was a worn and rusty fork which you hid under the tracks but I have thought about it often and would have made it right with you sooner but I didn't know where you were living. I ask your wholehearted forgiveness." Caster is ilnnblc to express his appreciation jot the man's honesty since the letter was unsigned. Check Forger Gets Three to Six Years GREENSBURG, Jan. 19.--Arthur H. Van Sickle of West Newton today pleaded guilty to forging a $20.51 check on the First National Bank of West Newton and Judge Richard D. Laird sentenced him to serve from three to six years m Western Penitentiary. Police claimed Van Sickle had long police record in this county that started when he was committed to the Huntingdon reformatory for breaking and entering in October, 1920. Heart Attack Fatal. SOMERSET, Jan. 19.--Seated in a chair at his home in Brothersvallcy township Saturday evening,, William G. Scvits, 62, died instantly of heart attack. He-leaves three sons, two brothers and two sisters. First Entry of Fuel Oil Burner Into Mass Output. MiDGETS, GIANTS WILL BE BUILT By United Press. ~ DETROIT, Jan. 19.--General Motors Corporation announced today that it would begin mass production soon of small, light Diesel engines to power everything from windmills to trucks. The announcement- marked the first entry of the Diesel, which burns inexpensive fuel oil, into the mass production field. ~ ' R. K. Evans, vice-president of G. M. in charge of Diesel development, said C . engines would be built in three factories, at Cleveland, La Grange, HI., and Detroit. Evans said the new Diesel line would blanket the entire field, beginning with a one-cylinder two- cycle model developing 22 horsepower. Other models in the small- engine range will Include two, three, four and six-horsepower units ranging up to 200 horsepower. These engines will sell, Evpns said, at prices corresponding to ' gasoline engines of comparable size and power. A new factory recently completed here already has been placed in ex- .perimcntal production and will be ready by February 1 to turn out 50 of the smaller engines a day. This · plant will be used exclusively for manufacture of the "71" scries, or engines with 71-cubic inch piston displacement. A larger series, the "223," will be produced In Cleveland, while giant power plants capable of turning out from 600 to 1,200 horsepower, will be manufactured at the electromotive corporation's Diesel locomotive plant at La Grange. CRAWFORD CAMP STAFF INSTALLED Officers of Colonel William Crawford Camp of the United Spanish War Veterans were installed at the meeting of the camp Sunday afternoon. They are: Commander, George Calhoun; senior vice-commander, S. M. May; junior vicc-comamnder, J. W. Nutter; trustee, John H. McCloy; officer of the day, Christ Kecfer; officer of the guard, Joseph McManus; chaplain, M. J. Welsh; patriotic instructor, J. D. Slaughter; color bearers, Emory Martin and Joel Strawn; quartermaster, H. O. Welker; adjutant, Jesse Murphy; historian, Edward Dunn; surgeon, Dr. L. P. McCormick; sergeant major, Joseph Ambrose; musician, Mont Goodwin. H. O. Welker was in charge- of the Installation. Short talks for the good of the organization were made by Comrades Wall of Mount Pleasant and May, V" Ish, Murphy, Nutter, Dunn, Martin and Ambrose of the home camp. The next meeting will be February 20. instance in particular where th daughter of n local prominent citire of many years had been an applican for a job that was eventually give to a New Jersey woman whose .ippli cation was presented by Mr. Weihc Subsequent discussion brought out that some of the dnectors had previously received a list of applications on flic with the board secretary and that a supplemental list had been issued to some. With passage of Mr, Strawn's resolution, a new lu,t of the I J. Karpel. Stio Samkosky, James Volpe, Michael F. Volpe, John K Popacko, Manna Borbabclla, Joseph A. Hnatt, Annunza Barbabclla and John F. Bonchosky, all of New Salem. Lee Slabaugh, Uniontown, through his counsel, Attorney Wade K. Newell, filed suit to obtain S100 damages from Harry E. Freeman, Frccport, as the result of a collision October 16, 1936, near the city line on Roule 119. Freeman is charged uith operating his car rccklcsily, caielessly and negligently in crossing to the wrong side of the road where the collision occurred. Labor to repair Slabaugh's car amounted to $52.50 and materials, $47.50, for a total of $100. In an order handed down by Judge Harry A. Cottom, it was directed that William T. Hood, bondsman to the amount of $1,000 for Earl Hoyman, now in the custody of the sheriff, "is discharged, released and exonerated from all responsibility on the defendant's bond," given July 27, 1923. Hoyman was arrested on charges of Jesse W. and Eli/abeth Dayton as the result of an automobile accident February 18, 1929. Verdict was found for the plaintiffs on January 14, 1933, in which Jesse Dayton was awarded $350 und Eli/abeth Dayton $150. Costs of $05 08 wcic also assessed against the defendant. Judgment was entered against Hojman with the prothonoUiy on July H. 1933. In seeking to be lelea.scd from his, icspont bility as bondsman, Mr. Hood explained he was leaving Pennsylvania within a few days to assume business duties for an indefinite time in West Vnginla and could no longer be responsible for the wheicabouts of the defendant. GET UP AT NIGHT? day only more M." I applications will become nv.ul.iblc to Mr. Dune called attention to one all directors. A DIURETIC stiraa- Unt l u c h m Dr. Pirrce's A -mine u oftrn indicated and ti*ually it is ·ufficiem to relieve minor kidney irrrffulanlie*. W. C I'enaler. Route 2 Brad .A \J ford. Pa., says- "Became *_,, f of lo« of r«t I wowW / \rf\ T*«ro out. hut »IIK: mine Or IVne'i A nn nc Tahl-tA J fret ju*f fine Good Patterns Still Remain! HETTALL'S ersian Rugs DISCONTINUED PATTERNS SO THESE SAVINGS WILL NOT BE YOURS AGAIN FOR ANOTHER 6 MONTHS! Twice a year, Whittall's Rugs are reduced - the mill's discontinued patterns. 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