The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 31, 1939 · Page 1
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LAST E DITION PRICE 2 The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. VOL. 37, NO. CS. The Wccldy Courier, Founded .Tuly 17, 1373. j Mcryed Tlie Daily Courier. Founded November 10. 1502. I July IB. I CONNTSLLSVILLB, PA.. TUBSDAY K V H K I N O , J A N U A R Y SI, 1D3i\ TWELVE PAGES. PEACE OFFICER DIES AFTER BEING SHOT IN SIDE Blizzard Whips Chicago, Paralyzes Traffic Corporal Naughton of State Police Killed Making Arrest. SLAVER CAPTURED : WITH TEAR GAS ,, By United Press. WASHINGTON, Pa., Jan. 31.--A 47-year-old Italian World War veteran \vas driven from his barricaded horrve by tear gas and captured after he shot and killed a State motor po- lu -man who called upon him to ui tender. r/ohce said a charge of nurdcr wiln be filed today against Frank Pa [ar.zo for the shot-gun slaying of Corporal George D. Naughton as officers bes-egcd Palanzo in his noire at a mining village in East Bethlehem township, 20 miles fiom here, late y**stcrday. · The blast thai killed Coiporal N ( aughton caught the officer in ihe r-Ight bide as he called on Palanzo J ".to come out and talk it over." The ·'olnin policeman was one of three of- pffic'crs who had enteied the three- story house to arrest Palanzo on a ' ·· charge ot carrying concealed weap- ' ) According to police, Kaughton was [ on a third floor landing when Fa- fanzo, \\rho first fired through '.he ? loor of a second floor room where he f' .vas hiding, stepped out and sighted -he officer. He fired and Naughton i "ell on the landing. \ "With the shooting of Naughton, \ rails for reinforcements wore sent to ** Sreensburg, Wayncsburg and Un'on- - town and officers began hurling tear ?as bombs into the house. Finally, r Palanzo ran from the house screaming, "Don't kill me." A resident of Washington, Corporal Naughton had been stationed here since December, 1937. He was married. Naughton joined the State police 12 years ago and was a former -nembcr of Troop A. Greensburg. Corporal George Naughton, slam in Washington county Monday, was widely known throughout Fayettc county, having been attached to the detail stationed at Uniontown on a number of occasions. The State Motor' Policeman, who on January 12 celebrated his 40th birthday anniversary, entered the old State Police on November 1, 1926, and had been promoted to corporal six years ago. Chicago's woist ulirnMixl in yo t \r^ ivii.ily?! s traffic, suspends school* nnd thunU*ns M a u s throughout the sou the in Great Lakes area. Photo ·iho'A*; .1 its,\nttvd auUvvmiDiK* in dmvntossn C!,u-ij i j w i t h an interested policcmnn trying to determine if U been abindoneeU H ha,-' HITLER SAYS HE WILL BE WITH ITALY By United Press. LONDON, Jan. 31.--Betting odds against a British-German war within six rronths narrowed to 10 lo 1 today as the House o£ Commons reassembled to hear Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain answer Adolf Hitter's speech to the Nazi Reichstag, Newspapers and some official commentators emphasized the thin thread of hope for peace which they read into Hitler's speech. This was re- flcctr'd in well informed comment in Sore of Victory in War, English Minister Wants Powers to Talk Quietly Bill Would Make Teacher Tenure Act Inoperative By United Press. HARRISBURC-, Jan. 31,--A bill to amend the Teachers' Tenure Act of Bci'm. | 1937, making it practically inoper- Bul the British public had read in i »t' ve . was before the Senate today, the speech that Germany and Italy j Sponsored by Senator Franklin stood united against the democratic | Spencer Edmonds, R., Montgomery, woi Id, that they would fight together " jt the request o£ the Pennsylvania Says Great Britain Is Ready to Make Its Contribution; Desires HaSt In Rearmament Race. SEES HOPE IN HITLER'S TALK totalitarian-democratic war, t then; must he a sweeping re- i ibution of the woild's wealth. Association of School Dii-ectors," the bill would provide a probationary period of two years for all school iizzard Sweeps Eastward, With Paralyzed Cities Left in Forced to Vote 'Charge By ROBERT WJEAH United Press StafT Coricspondent. ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., Jan. 31.-- fhe Government called witnesses today in an effort to show that WPA workers were forced to "vote right" n a political fued involving Senator Dennis Chavez. Among 35 persons an trial for alleged conspiracy to nanipulate WPA funds for political purpose arc his sister and son-in-law. Federal Prosecutor Evciett Grant- nam tol3 the jury that overt acts /iolating the Works' Progress Admin- stration code had been committed an three occasions. He expected to Drove: That a conspiracy among the defendants, including Mrs. Anita Tafoya, Chavez' sister, and his son- in-law, former Assistant U. S. Attorney Stanley Miller, hod existed for aa year and a half, to use WPA employment for political gain; That in January, 1937, at a meeting in Miller's home, the Rio Grande Social Club was organized to conduct dances for funds, and that WPA workers who did not buy tickets were dismissed; That a caravan of WPA workers was sent to Santa Fe for a political demonstration against an emergency primary law recommended by Governor Clyde Tingley; That records were falsified to show that these workers were on the 30b when actually they were in Santa Fc. The misuse of WPA labor and funds which Grantham alleged purportedly occurred during a campaign against a constitutional amendment to allow state officials more than two consecutive terms; in an Albuquerque city charter election last April, and lust August in a campaign to ob'vatc the state nominating conventions. Tingley was aligned against Chavez, Representative John J. Dempscy. and other state leaders in each campaign He lost them all. Earl Bowdich, superintendent of grounds at New Mexico University, testified that the d,,v after the amendment wns defeated In September, 1937, he h e n i d Snlnmon Chavez, a foreman, dismiss WPA workers. "You did a pretty good job yesterday, so you don t need work today,'* Bowdich quoted Snlamon Chavez as saying. The foreman is ', flot related to the senator. Winter's Return Checks Rising Waters of Yough A "mild" «?noustorm enveloped the omiellftville region with a thref- inch blanket of u n i t e over n.ght as A stoim of blinding "-now, .siect, j nun, g.i'eb and cold -uept n o r t h - j caM'A ;ad toward Nov.* ·En^K'tnd "o- j day, leaving a p.ith of ,nou-bound j cities, crippled t ommunit'.ilion ; r-ci j trattFpni tntion hji»tcniii ft rid r.t I oust ' t 50 dend. In Southern Suites toiren- Ual r^ins brought threats of floods. The storm had swept ihiouRh OlJuhoiru and Arkansas northIM : through -Missouri jnd Illinois, thc-nre eastward, pjraly/.iiitf coirmt'ieial «c- GROUNIHIOG TO !AKE UAL -/ssrrcTio.s*" SOME TIMK T I I L ' R S D A V That wa* Ihc reason that the quota- «np-oyes only alter which they t.on-, of the hard headed betting men, i wouicl a t t a i n Professional status end who n month ago h?d been wiilins ' ^' oic ^ 1 ^ ^ *hc ^w- to \..igcr 22 to 1 against war between j On-many and Britain in iix months, | hnru-ncd to 10 to L today. j Ftir thp .amc rer^on, people looked 1 , l» Chnmbrrlniti in his speech to emph, i«i/o learm.iment above peace, ; Hilier a MH-Pch was the first move j in i new diplomatic Lhapter which j many expected to icach Us lieifiht in a ilii.1 rat'.- European crisis probably n- xt aiorlh Chamberlain's spec-ch (Ins afternoon was the second chapter. Trv ivxt was to come when Benito Mu.'^ohm makes a speech, probably tilhor tn'TlOr^o^v nr Saturdny, and Kivv-i further light on the "aspirations ' \vluch h« expected Hitler \o help him ;.lta:r;. of a f t e r n o o n , .i- an c.ii;c.'r and anxious House Rates Hitler's Speech "Cautious" By HOBART C. MCXNTEK Ur i ted Press Staft Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.--Admin- By WALLACE CARROLL United Press Staff Correspondent. LONDON, Jan. 31.--Prime Minister Neville Camberlain called on European nations tonight to consider a halt in the arms race and hold a general conference to assure peace. In a speech to the house of commons replying to Fuehrer Adolf Hitler's speech of Monday night, Chamberlain told the house that the "huge resources" and the alliances which. Britain has with other countries, especially France, would assure victory in the e\ent of a new European war. However, Chamberlain interpreted Hitler's speech as one indicating a desire for peace and said: "I very definitely got the impression that it was not the speech of a man who is preparing to throw Europe into another crisis. There are public statements. which n f t n this the tail end of n .)li/z.nd section of PcnnsyJv.mi.i The snowUl hi'd me'iaur*»d -.25 inches up to 7 A. M. toct.iy : i n f tV- subsequent fall mt reused it to n u . u l y thiee inches. Thcie W.KS no u n m e c i ale end in sight, Wc'other Obsei * ur 11. F. Atkins s.ud. The temperature, hovi, ever, v,;\z mild w 4 th a low ot llj devices beinji icported after the mercury hud climbed to a high of 53 during | ti ;nd ! I t U S rd. water nn.d air tr.iv- * on lei ed toKiy o\ or Force-aster C, A IkmnU Chv.ijio said the storm still v ,1-, j "v. idc^prcnd ,ind ^cscit-"' .ind proh- ufoly v, u u l d biiK"/ it.sclf out '. 11 N"". England tonight or Wednesday lit 1 pied ict ri ;iridiUon.J snow a i d Jtv. or leTipei , i l u i os tortii for Pennsyl- V.MU.I New .It ivey. Eastern Nc v York, New England and the upp^r Great L.ihes aica and probable Mtow dayriSunnV^c'foi^no^ f a i n f . or lhc t -' nl!rc Central Stoles mo'rr.etcr was Hist a few pointi undui i rc £' on Wedncbday freezing with u local l e a d i n g of 27. I J n addition a disturbance had d e - j The early p.irt of :hc snov.-td.l \\c* veloped off the New Jersey t.-^t anri | accompanied by a wind, aP.hough i.ol i s , lorm «»mi»i;a were polled of a s i c i 'f- velocity, a n d there was t ^-' ! ' )t? I t \\ i l l Li 1 up tn Mr. G o u r d n o K Tnu^d.iy lo d t - l f i i n i n e '^hdhcr there w i l l bu ai t urly ^pnnj,' r~*r six more- wptkb of \\intc: On t i i it d i ihe picpholic \\ofxl- j chut-k H- i \ i 5 - , h: hole ,md t i . s d i t i r m | has it t h . i t j f he sec--, h \ -h.^dow the j winter v.t-.ithor\ t u / u n n j c If the fi ,y is d.irlc a-:d m* -) idnv j rrifi':U'n h i m , b.ilm u e a t h o r « nut J f a r oil assembled this | Some congressional leader recess which i Jeved that Hitler's pleage to aid Italy in a war, that his alignment of Italy and Germany against the democratic world, and that his hint Germany would expand lie r export before Chriitmas, to hear the pi mie m i n i b t e r give his answer to I h U . - i . But it was necessary to await - - _ -Mus-ohm's i-prcUi lo get u ieo\ idea' markets in South America at any of tin- next mo\ e in the d i p l o m a t i c j cost, would stimulate support for President Roosevelt'? continental defense program. But the general interpretation was i that H i U c i ' s message vas temperate and designed principally for home consumption. First reaction of « ' t u .t un, expected to be the fUit sp'-tilk- uutl'iu- of I t a l y ' ";ii.piraUonii" whu h Fntr.ct- us to be aiked to satisfy. IH.MCC, tho icai Uiouphl m the mind Great Britain, and of th."i . i l l y , Fi.intc, v.'us whether ami !,,,,., w;ls onc o £ re! , c f because tome arUtins on the highway., and streets, The week-end, which brought ny.Itl tcmpeiattires to the community was marked by d thaw in the mountainous districts, accompanied by a rain, thai. raised the waters in streams and trie Youghioshcny River. Although the Youghjogheny had been at a stage of. 2 37 £ect Saturday, there was a slight fluctuation in the depth Sunday and Monday at 7 A. M. it reuoided 2.93 feet. Then it started its rise. At 1 A. M. today Die and at 7 A. M. showed 9.70 feet. It was fulling, howevei, at the lattci hour as it had reached a peak of 9.71 feet at 5 A. M. Ice which had iormed some ois- tance upstream went out Monday forenoon. A rainfall o£ .39 of an inch come down up to 7 A. M. Monday, while the precipitation, including both rain and snow amounted to .74 of an inch up to 1 A. M. today. There was rn additional fall o! .07 of an inch during the next six hours Mr. Atkins' records showed Residents of the Indian Crpck were to trif brcjkv. iJtei. H i.pi^~ai ed EnyUmd slate--, most st'rtions. of j whic.i \.'t'ic swept by blii/.aicls j e s 1 terday, v.-ould tie hit by the combiru-d forces of the coa«tal distuibancc and the slomi moving in from Pennsyl- A he.ivy, soft snow, driven by a 20- miic-an-hour u i n d , began to fall m New York City cm ly lodu The tcmpeiature v/as 29. A mass of warm Pacific asr. following in the vtake of Ihc Mid- wesle. n stoim, kept tcmprrnlurv.s m CITY SCOUTS MAKE PLANS FOR BANQUET Corml't\illc- thMricl Boy Si-outs .ed n o n i [ X V ] U J0in W l l h touL , of lH n%lllons Delaware m C L i c bi,tini4 Sttiuting-, 29t)i fauth- ivn n thi ic- wuuld he- a war--pai Ucu- i ac fc O f anucipatcd 1 n 1 \, l u t h ' T a w.a 1 rotiid be deluyed j u n u l Britain and Kianec- drew neaioi J ,i Ii'\el with Gennnny in air strength. li -Aa noted that even while Hitler j v, in, Chamberlain":, pi c-decessor #s ( Conunued on Pag; Six. rivc- had reached a stage of 903 f^tl louer Central states gcnc-r.iliy above normal, piccludmg additional hard- f-Hipfr. But it ridded to the hazard of floods. In southern Indiana the Wrn'le Hiv day fiom February 8 to H. Scouting has become a pa*! of the Amei u TI boy's world because it is a program i)t art ion plu.s idealism, a movomn.t lh;it has ;i)ie«dy appealed to 8,460,01)0 men and boys jn tlui, country, iL is pointed out. Connellb- \ille iia. had its .share m g i o u t h ard altliou^i it s-eems ,small, it is a unit that h(j t ps to give the world wide or.igni/,alion such a lirge number of inembors. Last yen" the loc, 1 council added foui new troops and 79 new Scout;.. The highlight ot anmvor'-ary week is a Father and Son banquet to be held February y at the First Mclho- Stewart Slashes $102,260 From Forestry Costs HAKRISBURG, Jan. 31.--Forests :ivcr was wilhm three feet of flood! dlst E P«coP»i Church. It is the aim Lasc nnd in Arknnsas, ;hc Ouachitn \ ° r tho cornrnittoo in chnrflc of this fhile. St. Francis, Little and Black dinner to hcue every Scout nnd his Valley reported the snow "be- j store twecn four and five inches" at 10 ' o'clock this morning and pi odicted a heavy blanket of white "il it keeps up the way it's coming down now." Other sections w e r e showing around three inches where there were no heavy drifts. The water of Jacobs ciccic began rising early Monday evening at South Eveison and spread over the banks, filling cellais and covering the roadway in various places. rivers, fed by melting snow and rnin, wore over their banks in some section's. Chicago was paralyzed until last niglu by a blizzaid which blanketed it with 14.8 inches of snow. It was the worst storm jn the city since 1 93 1 . The street department, bus and surface lines had 6,400 laborers working throughout the night to re- traflic. Business conditions Cor.tiiueel on Page Three. Welfare Head Will Address Kiwanians Fannic Machelte, head of the child wclfaic department oC Fiiy- ctte county, will spenk before the weekly dinner meeting of the Ki- wnnis Club lomouow. TWO FRATERNAL GROUPS ENDORSE NEED OF BRIDGE T\\o more ti\iternul organizations m the city have given support to the movement to get a new bridge over the Youghiogneny Hiver in Connellsville. In identical resolution:-, Magio Counc'l, Junior Older oi United American Mechanics, and Columbus Italian Fiatornal Society directed attention to the cond'tion of the span and urged immediate attention. Each oiganization appointed a committee of four to work in conjunction with the special bridge committee of the Merchants Club in w.iatever way possible. The two fraternal bodies d.iected Mayor Ira D. Your.kin and members of City Council "10 gi\e prompt consideration to the emergency that we will be confronted \vith when the bi.dge w.ll be closed." The organizations set forth closing of the i-pan. "frequently pronounced unsafe," would en'nil great business loss to the city. Mcrrbeis of the special committee lo "cooperate with the com- m.tlee of tae Merchants Club in the carrying out of the project," aie: Juniors--James W. Prinkey, Kenneth E. Long, II;ui G. and C. A. Coughcnour. Coiurntus Socictv--D. n VernsVti, Attorney .Maxwell E. Lizza, M ' J Giosso jnd Michael Bcrnaido. father, as well as anyone else intei- csted m Scouting, present. Last year's Father and Son banquet drew a crowd of 250 Scouters, and it is the desire o£ the committee to reach a new high of 400 this year. Reservations may be made by calling Joseph Carlton, phone 1595-J, not later than Monday. Court of Honor will be held in conjunction, with the banquet tird will afford those attending Uic dinner an opportunity to witness this impressive function. Arrangements are beirg made to have a guest speaker "well versed in the scouting field.present at the court. ''In baying tolerant," he continued, "I mean loierant to\vard the ideolo- townrd his own people, matter for his own people to consider," Pittman was the only high official who nould comment for quotation on the address. It was he who, several weeks ago, was criticized severely in the German press after his and Waters. SSOE.-I clary G Albert Stew- statement that the American people art today announced a slash of $10^,- 2GQ m his depniLnicnt's payroll, feet'rig 42 employes, main'y in flood control division. Stewart ordered dismissal of 24 salaried workers and 11 per diem employes in t.ic flood contio! division Chamberlain had said he was not , contemplating negotiations with Ger- 1 ??,! i man y " in tne near future," but in his formal speech during the general debate he extended to other nations a plea to show their emphatic desire for peace and thus make a conference possible. "What is wanted," ht- said, "is not merely words which indicate a desire lor peace. What is wanted is willingness to enter into arrangement^- £01% i£ not disarmament, at least *· limitation." Then he amplified his point that such a conference would be futile unless the nations entering into it are detei mined on its success. Referring to his recent remark that there are no questions uzismg between nations, however teiious, which cannot bs settled aiound the conference table, he said: "I repeat th?t now, but it is no use having a conference to secure a peaceful settlement. "After such a long period of un- g.cs of other governments. I do not settlement and anxiety," the prime have in mind the attitude o£ his gov- minister continued, "confidence is not err.ment That is ; ji reworks." C!i. urman Key Pittman, D., Nev , ot the Senate Foreign A1Y.HS Committee. one OJ" Hitkn's severest critics in Congress, said that it Hitler's ",-ict.s me as toleint as his speech, I h e i e will be no fear in my opinion of my immediate war." :,- .. don - t Mke the German, Italian and a f - ' j a ,, !lncse governments " " t h e ; and oven person were ordeicd cut f t o m the Slate payroll in the forestry general section. G. Dale Dixon, chief flood control engineer, and C W UHom, head div s'on engineer, were among those whose services will be dispensed with. Each of the posts pay $6,000 a year. COtMTV CONTROLLER'S REPORT ON PAGES S, 9, 10 The annual repoi t of County Con- trolloi Bert Montgomery is printed of on Puges Eight. Nine and Ten of will be today's edition of The Courier. setsion Perusal of the report reveals the financial condition of the county and , issues, tells of the activities of the many departments of county government during Ine year 1938. Senate to Hold Public Hearings On Wagner Act i WASHINGTON, Jan. 111.--The i Senate Labor Committee today de-1 cided to hold public hearings o n ' amendments to the Wagner Labor Relations Act proposed by the American Federation of Labor and introduced by Senator David I. Walsh, D., Mass. Before the hearings begin, other amendments lo the disputed latnr ret introduced The committee thus will become the first. battleground for thieshing o'lt of J go- In view o; Hitler's description of Secretary of Interior Harold L. Ickes a war monger, it was considered especially significant that Ickes dc~ dined to comment. Some believed that the President, as a result of past verbal duels between Ickes and the German press, might have' asked him to refrain from comment this time. Senator WHlinm £. Borah, R., Ida., and dean oC the Foreign Relations Committee, also refused to comment. Lack of concern here over the event V.MS credited mainly to the fact that most of Hitler's remarks had been discounted earlier. Officials considered there was every reason to believe that Hitler, in his first major speech since the Franco-Italian controversy o v e r colonies, would pledge assistance to Itals". Italy did as much for Germany at the height of the Czechoslovakian crisis last September, The Weather Fair and cor tinucd cold tonight. Wednesday increasing cloudiness with rising temperature followed by snow or ram beginning in west portion Kite Wednesday afternoon or night nnd in east portion \Vednfsda night, is the noon weather forecast for Western Peantylvjinia. Inspection Deadline At easily and quickly established. II j spirit corresponding to our own ij found elsewhere, this country would not be unsympathetic. It u-ould be ready to make its contribution." Mines Jury Not Informed About Witness Suicide By United Press NEW YORK, Jan. 31.--Sti ict measures were taken today st the trial of Tommany Luader James J. Hines on lottery rocket conspiracy charges, to keep the jury ignorant of the suicide of George Wcinberg, confessed member of the late Dutch Schultz* gang and one of the state's star witnesses. By an arrangement between court and counsel for both sides, no mention of Weinberg's death was to be made until his testimony, given at an earlier trial, has been read to the jury. It probably will be read within the next two or three days. Midnight tonight is the deadline for Pennsylvania's compulsory auto- mobife inspection period. State Motor Policemen are under ordeis to arrest, operators of all ma- ch.nes en the mid- njght that do not have the required "safety stickers." French May Put Spanish Border On War Temperature Record. 1.139 1SI38 38 M.nimum Mean 25 39 By United Press PEHPIGNAN. J,m. 31.--Five thousand more French troops were sent to the bolder today, increasing the frontier guard to 12,800 men over- n.ght and causing reports that the entire frontier region would be placed on a v i r t u a l war footing, guarded by 50,000 troops. A French ofi'icer predicted the frontlet uould be put under a "war basis" in either of two cases. Firs'.ly, if the nationalist advance bungb Italian tioops to the Fiench border. Secondly, ii "tumors of Italian intentions of putting a landing party ashore at a point on the Spanish loyahst t.oat materializes. Among icfugees here toddy were Juan MoUib, former governor of Barcelona and high commissioner to Morocco; Jose Vega, former chil governor of Toledo, and Jaime Aguide, former mayor of George Burns Gets Suspended Sentence And Fine of $8,000 By United Press NEW YORK, Jon. 31.--George Burns, \.-hite-faced and shaken, appeared before U. S. Judge William Bondy today and received an S8.000 fine - '.d a sentence of a year nnd a day for smuggling a handful of diamond-studded trinkets worth less than S5.000. The film and radio . comedian, "straight" member oC Burns and Allen, spoke not a word while Judge Bondy assessed a fine which, while amounting to lets lhan week's pay to i Burns, wat nearly twice the value of , t: : smuggled gems 'and nearly eight 1 times what the duty would have been. Burns blanched when the judge intoned, "I sentence you to one yeor and a day in prison . Barcelona. ,, but signed with relief a moment later v.-her. Bondy added: ' I shall suspend imposition of sertcnce during good behavior." After the brief piocccdmst, Fcdn- al authorities announced that Burns uould be available as a witness aaginst his film and radio rival. Jack Benny, whose trial is set tentively for February 14.

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