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January 19, 1938

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 4

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PAGE FOUR. THIS UAIJjY CUOKIER, CONNBLLSVILLE. PA. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1933. THE CDUHIER COMPANY , James .1. Driscoll ._ K. A. Doncgan _________ Walter S. SUmmel James M. Driscoll 3. Wylio Driscoll Publisher . President and General Manager ______ Secretary and Treasurer ___ Editor __ Associate Editor , Advertising and Business 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 RATES Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month; 55 per year, or 52.50 for six months by mail if paid in advance. Entered as second class matter at the Postofflcc, Conncllsvillo. Pa. WEDNESDAY EVENING JANUARY 10,1338 ACTION OF WEIHE GKOTJP ON SUPT. SMITH PUTS 3IEanjEBS^OK'TnE_SPOX" .The majority group o£ the BoanTof Education has declared the office'o£.Sui^mtendentJ3ola"B."Sinith_ vacant as .of July I, \vhen hIsjterm_oTfour years'wlir expire."- That .ha3 been anticipated;^t^ndtjp-precij)itatoly. -_July Is still "more than five months away. "ThVuliaeewly haste oE the \Veihe faction^hrouglit^tlie^gliarp.charger of .unethical pro- ^cedure Irom"Uie"b(Jard s"iiewestrnienibcr--James H. Strawn --and biting- criticism'--from others, Daniel Durie and ·William"!* ZoUars, ifriutile-pleas for fair play. Legally the ;members _"svho voted against Mr. Smith \ire -widiln the'ir "rights. "But there Is a code of human con"duct that transcendsTany such rights. All three who voted . in the iiegative.yo'icedjttlri words or by Inference. "I don't .know what is b'aclTof this resolution," said Mr. Durie," "but · I am certainlthejjgard^bould aimjapply the golden rule. " If r. Smith is noE-deserving of that Iclnd-of treatment, lie has done an enviable job In the schools"; and Mr. Zollars, "I hope the time never comes when any of you men who -will support-thJs motion, who,after spending-30 years'-in " the service, gets this~kind o£ treatment." "I "don't admit It (the motion) is.ethical, or advisedly, correct or admittedly .correct," Mr. St?awn_sald, assailing,"the ethics behind the ·resolution." ' ~- ;But admonitions as- to the golden rule and ethics went entirely unheeded by the avowed enemies o£ the superintendent. They had long pledged, themselves to "get rid of Smith." It was a foregone conclusion they would move boonei- or later to replace him. That they seem to be in a way to accomplish. ~ More of Mr. Smith's sterling worth-to the schools of the city over a long period will be written hero and otherwise voiced by the people of the community. For the time it is advisable to invite close attention of the public to the members of the board who voted to oust the superintendent. They have put themselves "on the spot," so to speak. It is understood the program Is to elect a successor at the April meeting. The atten*ion of the peqple^is.going to be focused in the meantime on the calibre of the one who will be chosen to take up the work Mr. Smith is to be forced to relinquish. 'Certainly it cannot, in the interest of the schools, be one lacking in any respect in the qualifications ; that have made it possible for Jlr. Smith to raise them to I the enviable position they occupy in State and Nation. ; Objections have been raised to certain policies of Mr. "· Smith. Never could it be charged he did anything that was not for the welfare of the schools. Nor can it be said - he was inconsistent in the attitude he adopted with regard : to the selection of teachers. No one has ever assailed him on the ground of playing favorites or making recommenda- , tlons because friends importuned him to do so. Nor has his outstanding ability as executive and as an educator been called into question. The action of the Weihe faction is but the result of a campaign to "get" tbe superintendent. The one possible regret that Mr. Smith might have is that he gave all of the best years of his life to one community--a community his by adoption--instead of shifting the uncertain fortunes of an educator, beset by political intrigue, to another city. The public will agree "with Director Durie that "he has done an enviable Job in the schools." ALC3ISI ASKS STABIlHt BE EEXA2LED From the beginning the" name given to the new athletic stadium has been obnoxious to the student body and subject , to criticism by patrons of the schools. It is therefore with ' relief they see a movement started to adopt one more suitable. The High School Alumni Association is the sponsor. By action of the Board of Education the stadium was ' named in honor of the one from whom the" site was : acquired, D. C. Campbell, of Memphis,-Tenn. Inasmuch as : Mr. Campbell" did"riot donate the ground but that he, as the .association says, "profited considerably In 'the' transaction," there_Js_no reason jivhy his name should be perpetu- '.ated through it. -Therefore the alumni organization will petition the board to rescind-its action and adopt a name ;that will "tie in more closely with the city or its school -system." Had-Mr. Campbell donated the site there might be jreason for honoring him a» the board has done. Since he :did not it will be generally agreed' a more suitable name ·can be selected. Members of the association are coniident the board will recognize the desirability of rectifying a mistake. AXOXHEB WORLD 1VOKB35B J?OUM Long after we thought all the physical wonders of the world had been uncovered and mapped, along comes an aviator scouting over the wilds of Venezuela with the story of a waterfall with a sheer drop of five thousand feet and then another a little farther on of a thousand feet. Such is the story of Jimmy Angell as forwarded to a New York mining engineer. -Angell was .flying over territory along the Orinoco River when he came upon this new marvel of nature. A forced landing made' it possible for Angeli and his party to explore the falls, the story is. Not much of a stream, says th; aviator, some 25 feet wide and three or :four feet where it dr'ops over the precipice. After the "second drop the stre~am flow's into a tributary of the Orinoco. - The fulls the aviator reported finding are nearly two and a half times higher than Kukenaam Falls in'British Guiana, where water drops 2,000 feet, hitherto the highest in the world. Second in size were Sutherland Falls in New Zealand. The great'-Vlctoria-Falls in Central Africa have a drop of 343 feet. Niagara's, height-Js.only 1G7 feet, but it makes up in volume what it lacks in height. A vast territory in inland South America awaits exploration by the white man. - -- THE OLD PARABLE STILL SEEMS TO-HOLD GOOD By DAVID LAAVRJfiNCE WASHINGTON, Jan. 19.--Many I has won « .sli-mg of; x-iciories. Being inquiries are coming In asking what! Solicitor Gcneial, lie has had charge manner of man is Stanley Reed and I of the prosecution |f the major cases what kind o£ justice he will make on the Supreme Court o£ the United States. Mr. Reed can hardly be classified by the use or such'let ms us libeial, adical or conservative, New Dcnlcr ir old dealer. Primarily, he is one, if. the best lawyers in the government service, and he has the distmc- ion of having solved as a general counsel to governmental boaids under Republican us well as Democratic administrations. The best way to describe Stanley Reed's qualifications for the highest couit in the land is to slate, first, that he is fundamentally honest, and, second, that he has a judicial mind. What his views arc on class conflicts ot today, on politics, on stretching the Constitution to fit changes in economic conditions may be dismissed as nrclcvant because Mi. Reed is the kind of man who can be depended upon to take the law and the fails in every case and decide the issues truly on their merits. He will never be a political judge and the ch«.ncc are ho will be classified some day as a Brandcis liberal. Nobody in the legal end ot the New Deal has made a better presentation of cases before the Supreme Court, and it Is to Mr. Heed's credit that he In the Day's News Brief, Comment on Current Event* Ilcru and There. Monessen's mayor, Jnmcs Gold, has the right Idea about handling the cases of persons brought before him for sentence. Rather than accommodate them with "luxury" terms In Jail he puts them to work. An illustration: He assigned a man arrested for ovcr-lndulgcncc In the inebriating fluid to five dayi with a mop and iicrub bucket. An effective reminder. Stranrfe is the case ot the Boston father who, knowlns, as he said, hi"! son was innocent ot murder, refused to sign » statement accepting full blame and exonerating the son. "I love him bo much I don't want to leave bun behind" was all officials could draw from htm. A few mm- utca apart, alter n tearful handshake, they died in the electric chair, the son leading. Perhaps the first such ease on record; not likely soon again. It was with regret numerous sportsmen who hio off spring and fall--for trout and deer--to Pot'.cr county learned of. the death near Cross Tork of Henry Olcson. At hii lodge up the valley from the Milage Mr. Olcson entcrtaJicd many devotees of stream and woods, among them governors back for many yt.irs. Earle being an exception. Connells- villc people have been the recipients of his hospitality. The pilot of. a n\cr stc.imbo,it had his own way of sounding an alarm when lie discovered the old fire slat'.on at Brownsville ablaze. He blow the boat distress signal and thus attracted and directed attention to the lire. Firemen, next door, soon h,id the blaze under control. The bo.it passed out ot sight before .myonc learned the Identity of the pilot. Valuable hisloric.il records of Fay- ettc county buried in the ofllcc of Clerk of Courts Howard Sparks in Uniontown arc to bu brought to light and preserved by WPA workeis under a special Federal grant of $4,365. The project will give employment to educational and clerical workers from among the more than 17,000 unemployed in the county. The work will Include repairs, transcription, cataloguing and filing of the records covering the period from 1785 to J850. It Is expected kno\vledgc of the county's early history will bu icvived thereby. Newspapers are best advertising mediums, Andrew Connolly, representative of Pittsbuigh, department store, told the State's newspaper publishers at Hainsburg. "The newspaper is the one way to reach the people where they live," said Connolly. "It is the fundamental method of communication. People read the newspapers first. Other mediums ot Information are supplementary." The fellow who invents a better method can make a sizeable fortune out of the idoa. Just Folks By Edsar A. GueM What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Jan. 19.--Colonel Frank Knox, who ran vlcc-prcsl- dcntially on the Republican London ticket in 1936. i« out with an anti- monopolistic suggestion which many congressional Demoiriits »re saying that their own party ought to grab at and make the most of. The colonel's theals is that excessive tariff protection, more than any other one thing, has teen responsible for America's monopoly evils. Of course. Except lor our protective system American industry would have had the competition of imported products to reckon wish; therefore it could not have sky-hooted domestic prices unduly. HIGH PRICKS Industry's argument has been thnt its high prlci-s ha\c enabled It to p.iy high wages. To be sure, counted In dollars and cents, American wages have been high, compared with old world wage*. However, they have not been ai high, relatively, as the prices American wjge earners have had to p.iy for their livings. In a country, j like our*, v-here $1 will not go a* far as 50 cents in some other country, the laugh is on the SI recipient; not on the 50-ccnt recipient. Nevertheless, American labor per- sistcntl has been "sold" on the protective philosophy. WHO HENKFITS? Here arc two-thirds of us, mulcted by tariff protection. Urban I ibor mulcted somewhat; v.hite collantcs mulcted considerably. Now the other one-third?--agriculture. The average farmer c.mnot possibly be benefited by tariff protection, because mainly he is an exporter. The American cotton pi.tntcr?--for example. He raises so much cotton that he cannot possibly sell more than about 40 tier cent of his crop m the U. S. A. He needs foreign market 1 ; for the remaining 60 per cent. An import tax mokes everything that he has to buy cost him morr. It cannot imaginably increase prices he seeks as- an exporter. Most American farmers are in the some fix. "ROBBING PETER TO ?" America's congressional representation has rccognued all this for a long time. Its agricultural spokesmanship has been for free trade, and a bit of its other spokosmanshtn has been equally intelligent. But our protection complex has been so overpowering that common sense has not signified. Import levies cannot help but must h.nm agucultuie. That is obvious. Accordingly,'the scheme lias been, while protecting industry, to subsidize agriculture. That Is to say: To subsidize industry to agriculture's disadvantage, while subsidizing agriculture to industry's disadvantage. It has not svorked satisfactorily naturally. By BALJH KESSLER There cotnM a Urne In the lives of men. iVhen they loolc upon The face of a friend ose smile they've knoivn, from S»y to day. Rut then uhofe smile liu Jaded mv,my. They see him Ax he used to be, Tn dmyi cone hv When, cheerfully. He'd irreet fh**m on The street mnd *ay. ' Old Wend, you're Looking -well today" And then they K»ze With saddened hrsrt, On the face of hiii Who done his pan. To make life Jiut A bit more Ka^ B- emlllnff a* he Went hla w-ay. SAD riCTURU He painted on n canvas square The ngony ot pain, And left that look o£ torture there Forever to remain There }:» the fever flubh, and there The draun nnd yellow skin Those hands are sMriboli of despair. So white they arc and (hln. "A masterpiece!" thr critics say. "A work of wondrous skill! 'Tls art to paint In such a way A child so very 111." And yet Immortalizing pain Seems such a sorry thing I should have i\rlted till again Those checks \\cre blosiominK Though suffcrinE Is of life a pan. For just a little while J_should havo-walted till my art Coulrl paint her lo\cl smile. Facfographs During the 1930-'33 depression, the value of stamp collections fell off far less than aveiage stocks and bonds, Befoie knitting and weaving were invented, leg coverings were made from leather. Pope Pius XI possesses the costliest watch m the world It is a jeweled timepiece said to be uorth $300,000. More than 130,000 pf the 2,100,000 babies born in the U. S. each yea are destined to die as the result of ai accident, insurance statisticians csti mate. The ougmal papers for impeachment ot President Andrew Johnson, misplaced for 70 years, have been Robert A. Mulac found in the archives of the U S House of Representatives in Wash mgton. \ Approximately 1,100 truck 1 ; of five ton capacity \\ould be required tc carry ni much conl as a hundred-ca freight train. in whah New Deal'ljws have liguicd in tho coutts. As ?" background of Mr. Reed's standing with Uic President, it is interesting to note that Attoiney Geu- cial Cummings had iccommended him and (he President had approved him for appointment as a Federal judge in Kentucky, when a vacancy occuircd m the offlcc of the Solicitor General, whcrcuixin the Attorney Gencial promptly uigcd Mr. Reed to forget the bench and come in the Dc- parlmcnt of Justice. The appointment of Mr. Rceri to the Supieme Coutt Is really no surprise. For many months, he has been considered by Republicans and Democrats alike in Congress .is the most outstanding lawyer in tho New Deal set-up and the person most likely to get the first vacancy. An interesting bit of history is that, when Pres.dent Roosevelt was (onsidering last August the appointment of a successor to Justice Van Devanter, there wcie two names on his pad during his final conference with the Attorney Goneial. One was the name of Senator Black of Alabama and the other was that of Stanley Reed of Kentucky. It 's significant that the President, Continued on Page Seven. N E T S R O B B E R S $ 2 0 IN C A S H Messenger's Satchel Contains Mostly Checks Bandits forced z messenger from a large Chicago firm to give up a. satchel containing $35,000. But their net "haul" was only $20. The satchel was filled with checks for deposit in the b.ink. The checks were recovered several hours later from under the seat of a. street car where the robbers had thrown them. Paying by check is a guarantee of protection in the transmission of funds. For the individual, it is effective insurance against loss by burglary, or in other ways. 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