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Thursday, January 20, 1938
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LAST EDITION The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. PRICE 2 VOL 36, NO 65. Tho Weekly Courier, rounded July 17 1870 Tbo Dolly Courier, founded November 10. 190J. Merued July 18. 1838 CONNELLSVILL-E, PA. THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 20, 193S TWELVE PAGES. PRESIDENT'S BALL WILL BE HELD JAN. 29 County Treasurer H. D. Minerd Heads Local Organization COMMITTEES ARE NAMED Connellsville's annual President Roosevelt's birthday'ball will be held on Saturday night, January 29, at Pleasant Valley Country Club, It was announced today. Dr. H. Daniel Minerd, Fayetle county treasurer, has been named chairman of the event to be held by the citizens of Connellsville with Charles F. Donnelly as secretary and J. Vincent Solsson treasurer. Committees named to handle various phases of the dance include Music--Paul F. Cohen, chairman; Milton V. Munk and Frank Patrick Tickets--Dr James V. O'Donovan, chairman, William L McNamara and J. Cecil Dixan. Dance--William H. Soisson, Jr, chairman, Lewis M DAuria and Samuel D. Bracmer Proceeds of the birthday ball at the country club will go to a national foundation for research Into and prevention and cure of infantile paralysis, it has been announced The new procedure contrasts with past practice of reserving 70 per cent of the funds for use m the local district. The Allegheny County Medipal Society, in its bulletin, commented on the birthday ball benefit in part "Heretofore in Pittsburgh 70 per cent of the net proceeds of the Ertsident's birthday ball was put into a trust fund .. . "Because of the existence of the fund in our own community it has been possible to carry on the work without any loss of valuable time and with an overhead charge of about three or four mills on each dollar expended. The existence of the fund has- given 115 a reserve to be used in case of *in epidemic of poliomyelitis (infantile paraljsis) for the immediate financing of the urgent needs sure to arise "The next President's birthday ball will be given ... Saturday, January 29, 1938. It is planned to send all the net proceeds to a national foundation, probably located in Washington or New York This organization, now in process of formation, expects to 'broaden the fight against infantile paralysis on all fronts' "There will be a four-way attack on this disease (1) scientific research, (2) epidemic action, (3) dissemination of the knowledge now known on the. new care so that the entire medical profession can benefit therefrom, and (4) assistance to orthopedic surgeons and hospitals." Real Preacher Not Popular, Detlares Girl "It is not ray business' to say nice or pleasant things to you, but it is my business to say, 'Thus saith the Lord,'" declared Betty Wcakland, girl evangelist, addressing another large audience in the First Methodist Protestant Church last evening. "The preacher who preaches 'repentance' will certainly not be popular," she continued "The doctrine of repentance Is one ot the most important doctrines and one of the most neglected in many pulpits to day. "A preacher has no message of his own. He is an ambassador, God's representative. His message is simply, 'Thus saith the Lord' A preacher Is a herald. Under the old heraldic law if a herald changed but one word of the king's decree it cost him his life A preacher should only give forth the King's message If he preaches the Word he will not be popular with the world but I would rather be popular with God than popular %vith man." In defining her theme Miss Weakland declared that sorrow for sin was not repentance but only an clement of repentance. "There must be real conviction, deep in one's heart, and through that comes the awakening of the soul that brings regeneration. That is true repentance. We find a splendid example of the meaning of real repentance In the flfty-flrst Psalm--David's prayer Continued on Page Six. Just Off the Wire By United Press SHANGHAI, Jan. 20.--Japanese marines have been repulsed in an effort to effect a landing on Hainan Island, situated In a position of great strategic Importance oft the coast of South China and French Indo-Chlna, It was reported today. WASHINGTON, Jan. ZO.--President Roosevelt plans to summon smalt business men to conferences In the near future fo seek their views In Ihe drive to check economic rccea- Iion. 95-Second Air Raid Snuffs Out 400 Lives By IRVING B PFLAUM United Press Staff Correspondent. BARCELONIA, Jan 20--Casual- tics in a fls-sccond air raid of three nationalist airplanes yesterday were estimated unofficially today to total 1,600--400 killed, 1,200 wounded Rescue workers were still searching ruins today for bodies of persons killed, and for those wounded who still lived. The nationalist planes descended to 1,500 feet and dropped their bombs along a straight line leading _m toward the railroad station One of the planes machine gunned people along the streets near the station One bomb went down an elevator shaft in an apartment building and Continued 'on Page Six Stacy's ss Board" Bill at Somerset Cost County $195 SOMERSET, Jan 20 --Somerset county commissioncis today sent Fayette county a bill for $195--the cost of lodging Stacy Gunderman, former State policeman, in the county jail here for 300 days Gunderman was convicted of second degree murder in the "torture" slaying of Frank C. Monaghan, 64- yc ar-old Uniontown hotelkcepcr, and was in Jail here from last February until he was paroled just before Christmas by State Supreme Court Justice George W. Mnxey, who had sentenced him to a year less a day. Cost of Gunderman's board was fixed at 6* cents a day, the rate the government pays for Federal prisoners held in jail here Gunderman was the only one of three men tried to be convicted in the death of Monaghan. Prosecution of nine other defendants was dropped several weeks ago Band As Factor in Education is Rotary Talk Theme Speaking before the Rotary Club at its luncheon today, Richard H. Gingrich, band instructor in Iho public schools of the city, declarc-d there is no subject in the educational curriculum which so correlates mind and body as the playing of a band instrument, together with participation in the activities of such a musical organization Many advantages accrue lo the student from playing in a band, said the instructor. He enumerated these Discipline, carriage or posture, rhythm, organization spirit and pride, health Of the last he said two years' playing a trumpet will add an inch and a half to chest expansion The band is a community asset in that It is a great advertising medium, he said, discussing that phase Under the direction of Mr. Gingrich dre the first band of 85 instruments, the second of 40 and an orchestra of 50. With the instructor were several young musicians who entertained the Rotanans The "Three Johns"-Jackson, Craft and Armstrong-played a trumpet number, with Edward Maglll at the piano Jane Errett exhibited her ability in two numbers on the flute, Edward playing her accompaniment. Admitted to Hospital. Mrs Clyde S Campbell of Race street, who had been confined to her bed for the past two weeks by illness, was admitted to West Pcnn Hospital, Pittsburgh, this morning , Undergoes Operation Mrs O. A Travis of South Con- nellsviUe underwent an operation Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at the Uniontown Hospital and is getting along nicely A CANTOR DAUGHTER TO WED Ednn Cantor and Jimmy McHugh, Jr. Radio Comedian Bdtllo Cantor noon will loso one of his flv« daughters --in marriage, Sho Is Edna Cantor, who will marry Jimmy McHugh, Jr, a Hollywood bank employe, next May. Tho two arc shown in tha dim capital. --Central Pre.ii "Indians" Attack Northwest Ox Team Near Mt. Pleasant SUN SPOT:; WORRY PITTSBURGHERS PITTSBURGH, Jan 20 --The University of Pittsburgh observatory, besieged by hundred* of phone calls from anxious citizens, said today that the large black sun spots visible throughout Western Pennsylvania was not unusual. Scientists cxpl lined that this is the sun spots re tch their greatest size and can be seen ' most any diy' with the nid of smoked glasses Police Grilled About Bombing Of Investigator LOS ANGELES, Jan 20--District Attorney Buron lilts placed a cip- tain and a lieutenant of cjty police under technical custody e.rly today after questioning the police intelligence' squad all night ibout the bombing of Harry Raymond, n private investigator Raymond, who had been employed by private citizens to get evidence on underworld characters who were suspected of wielding politic-)! influence, was seriously wounded last week when a bomb exploded in his automobile He is still in the hospital Fitts said he had informition that policemen had been spying on Ramond from a rented house near his home, and that the rented house suddenly was vacated the diy before the bombing The crusnding distiict attorney took over the case with dramatic suddenness list night He had the homicide squad bring in the intelligence squad for questioning Undergoes Slaslold Operation Miss Florence Louden, member of the faculty of Perry Township High School, underwent a mastoid operation Tuesday night at Conncllsville State Hospital THREE DUNBAR YOUTHS ARRESTED BY TROOPER IN WAKE OF ROBBERIES Facing serious charges as the result of numerous robberies which have terrorized Dunbar residents over a period of many weeks, three Dunbar youths were taken into custody following clever undercover work by State Trooper Charles Hanna assisted by Paul Hosteller of the Baltimore Ohio Police. Robert Sykcs, Greco, 17, and 16, Raymond Galleo Dano, compose the trio believed responsible for a seiics o£ thefts which netted them considerable loot and over sevcial hundred dollars cash, officers at Uniontown said today. The lads face prosecution for breaking, entering and larceny of a Dunbar dairy products store, owned and operated by James Reed, which was victimized on three different oc- asions. Dano, on November 8, it is alleged, ilso entered the meat market of H T Smith and Sons where $162 in cash was taken from its hiding place On another occasion, the youth is charged with the theft of $62 from the home of Louis Cuperaggi, Dunbar beer garden proprietor A wild orgy culminating in robberies and thefts in Dunbar has been in effect the last several months in the little borough which, due to a heavy electric light bill, has been without this service to keep the business area in total darkness and make easy the depredations of numerous small gangs preying on the residents No police protection is afforded the taxpayers in Dunbar ns another incentive for the crime wave now keeping State troopers busy solving the many robberies The trio will be held in jail pending further investigation in an effort to clear up other complaints lodged with Pennsylvania motor police b y i harassed icsidenls, of Dunbar and* vicinity MOUN1 PLEASANT Jim 20 -Hundreds of persons crowded the streets of tovvn as early as 12.30 o'clock esterdiy ilternoon to greet the Norlhwcst Terutory caravan It had spent the night at Jones Mills and traveled over the Glides roid with the o\ tcim horses, men and dog In the p irty were 37 men in charge of D'lector Reims Director and Mrs Ue imB were guests of Dr imd Mrs John R Mnd- dcn of South Church street last night md todny At DoncR il the p irt w is met by women of Ihe Mount Pkisint sevvint, project and Boj Scout-s Tho Irek down the mountain was broken only to rest the animals the party having lunch, prepared it Jonis Mills, carried to them by trucks lint follow the party West of Laurelvillc at 1 15 o'clock, the pirty was ambushed by members of Ihe v irious Scout troops under the leadership of Orrey Zuck, dressed ns Indians, staging an -\tlack on the cirivan Entering into the spirit of the it- tack, the pirty rctrcittd, nnd one of the most realistic scenes staged so far on the journey w^s created Hundreds of pcrMjns lined the road on both sides to witness the Indian attack At the borough limit the party was met by citizens und the Ramsay High School Bind There wns a parade- to the high school (lags Continued on Page Three FISH AND GAME ELECTION JAN. 26; TO SHOW PICTURES Connellsville Local of the Fayette County Fish and Game Protective Association will meet Wednesday, January 2G, it 7 30 o clock at the Y. M C A at which time oftlcirs will be elected There will be special business relative to the State convention Motion pictures from the State Game Commission wJU be shown Wintering in riorlila William H Eaton, who retired sever il months ngo (is division height agent for the Bnltimoie . Ohio Railroad, left yesterday by automobile for Florida, where he will rc-rnin dunng the greiter p u t of the wmtei. He will tiwvel lo vnnous points in that Mntc raticnli at Hospital. Mrs Rose Dimnto of Petryoroli-;, Charles Hairston of Hill street, Ger- aldinc Galasso of Connellsville, Henry Tayloi of Scottdale, Mrs Elmer Raudmar of Stihl square and Philip Ditella of Highland avenue have been admitted to Connellsville State Hospital for treatment Tn Pittsburgh Hospital Mrs Clyde R. Weihe of East Washington avenue was admitted to the Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, and was to have undergone an operation this morning The Weather Rain and waimer tonight and Friday is the noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania. .Temperature Record 1038 1937 iUaxmum 41 48 Miniruim ,, ^7 "Jfi 34 13 BUSINESS LEADERS BELIEVE PLANNING COUNCIL WILL BE REMEDY FOR NEW DEPRESSION CAN T MAKE TOOL OUT OF ME, LEWIS TELLS REPORTER "GOD DID" By United Press LOS ANGELES, Jan 20 --Sinclair Lewis, in the midst of an interview, declared that "nothing' in the world annoyed htm last night A newspaperman asked "Does the poverty in the world annoy you 1 "' The author jumped up, shook his fist, and shouted "Don t you try to make a damn fool out o£ me, young m.m God did that alrendy, and you don t need to try to help him " WPA BEGTNS STORM SEWER EXCAVATION Excavation work for the new 42- inch storm scwcr to be laid from Trump run to Vine street, a distance of nearly a quarter of a mile, started Wednesday mommg-with a force of over 40 men assigned to the project by the Works Progress Administration. It will require several "months lo complete the scwcr job Laying of the sewer pipe will be a hard task as each section is four feet long and weighs 2,880 pounds, an average of 715 pounds to the foot Approximately 160 feet of the scwcr will be laid in a tunnel according to City Engineer Joseph E Hoenshel The storm sewer, the first of 42 inches m diameter to be laid in Con- nclhi Ic, is expected to eliminate consioxnblc of the trouble that his been experienced on the South Side in times of t hea\y prccipitition The trouble has been concentrated on what is called the Newmycr avenue watershed Senate Speeds Confirmation Justice Reed By United Prcjj. WASHINGTON, Jnn 20--A Senate judicnry subcommittee today \otcd unanimously to icport fivor- tbly the nomination of Solicitor General Stanley F Reed to be associate justice of Xhe Supreme Court The vote, iftcr a two-mmule cx- cculivc session, will be reported to the full committee on Monday Quick approval by the fuil committee is anticipated Chainti m Henry F Ashurst, Democrat An/on», of the Judiciary Committee, invited any "coherent citizen' to appear before the subcommittee However, no witness has been scheduled by the clerk. It was believed approval would be voted after routine discussion. Members of the sub-committee who were mo^t -vigorous in opposition lo the defcilcd Supreme Court reorg imzation plan in 1837 s lid (hit thc were so favorable toward Reed's nomination thnt they did not even plan to inquire whether he hod supported the bill Reid Takes Up Administration Of Walton League Kenneth A Reid todiy took up his duties ns esccutivc secretary of the I7.aa)v Walton Leiguc of America His hcidqutirtcrs aie in Chicago, to which city he went last night on the C ipltol Limited A delegation of friends, mostly members ot the local chaptci of ihc league, was at the tr un to wish him Godspeed in his new venture Mrs Reid and the children will probably remain here until the end of the school term In his new role Mr Reid w ill have sole authority in the administration of the affairs of the league He was the unanimous choice of its executive committee Mr Reid's resignation as a member of the Pennsylvania Board of Fish Commissioners became effective January 17. Rev Ritclicy Speaks Tonight. The sermon of Re/ William J Rltchey, pastoi, at the revival meeting tonight at the Mount Olive United Brethren Church will be on ' The Message of the Cioss " Much interest is being manifest in the services with increasing attendance The public is invited Moncssen Plant Head Dies MONESSEN, Jan 20--George W Hughes, 75, for 17 years superintendent of the Monesscn plant of tnc Pittsbuigh Steel Company -md foi veai-s T mcmboi of (he school bo-ud died Tucbtloj night. __ Creation Arranged at Conference Between President Roosevelt and His Advisory Council; Industry Expresses Alarm Over Situation and Shows Willingness to Cooperate. HOLDING COMPANY STAND MODIFIED By LYLE C. WILSON United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Jan 20--Creation of a national planning council to guide the country out of the business recession developed today as the Immediate objective of President Roosevelt's business conferences in which representative groups have expressed not only a willingness to cooperate but alarm over economic conditions and the uncertainty of New Deal policies Mr Roosevelt revealed the planning council project after meeting last night with 50 members ot his Business Advisory Council and hearing from them frank criticism of Administration tactics 1 After leaving the White House the conferees met privately with Marnncr S Eccles, chairman of the Federal Reserve System, and discussed the possibilities of the plan until early this morning Their general reaction was that the planning council project would be a "helpful and decisive step " Out ot the conference with Mr. Roosevelt came modification of his January H statement that all holding companies m all lines of business should be abolished--a modification which observers here were confident had to be mode if the Administration's plans for cooperation with business were, to burvwe. The conferees accepting the responsibility imposed by Mr Roosevelt's annual message request taat business attempt to remedy existing economic policies so far as possible without legislation and to cooperate with. Government in such legislation as may be necessary to end abuses and steady the functioning of American economic life. In the businessmen's statement to the President were references to the late NRA indicating they would like to see a revival of some of its* previsions for cooperation within industries toward certain objectives These cooperative efforts were sanctioned by NRA under a relaxation of antitrust laws bitterly assailed by some political dements. Trust busters within the Administration now are alert to prevent another such relaxation. Last night's conference was a comparatively public affair, accompanied by distribution of the businessmen's statement to the President and some of his replies. He will resume secret China Closes Japanese Embassy; Ambassador Home By RAY MARSHALL United Press Staff Correspondent TOKYO, Jan 20 --Hsu Shm-Ying, Chinese ambissador to the Japanese imperial government, left for home today with members of his staff as the result of Japan's new policy of non-recognition of the Chinese government As he left, to board a tram for Yokohoma and sail m the liner Empress of Asia, Hsu, ill and depressed, give a farewell message to the .Jap mcsc people "The sentiment of a race can not bo repressed by armed force. Do torcsightcd people of Japan sec the present situation as foretelling Japan s eternal happiness' ' It wis indicitivc of the peculiar diplomatic situation that, officially, Hsu !eav cs only because he is ill and, finally, alter repeated requests, had been granted a furlough by his government UnofTlcially, the embassy rcmnns Not only that, but before he left, Hsu conferred with Toyotaro Yuki, governor of the Bank of Jipnn Hsu intends to land at Hong Kong and proceed to Hinkow to report to his government He commented, as he entrained that he wis deeply concerned over the present situation Former Foreign Minister Haclro bade Hsu farewell But the general public paid no attcntoin Popular Interest vvis centered on a conference of prcfectunl governors, designed to stimulate national "spirit- uil mobllUation,' and on important meeting of Parliament Saturday. WALTON MEMBER CAMPAIGN BEGUN; PRIZES OFFERED Connellsville Chapter of the Izaak Walton Lenguc has underway a membership campaign, with a hundred, as the goal To stimulate competition among members m securing members two prizes have been offered, one for the largest number of new members and renewals, the other for the one plncmg second _ New members and renewals will count equaly in the competition for prizes A minimum of five is required to make one eligible for a puze Albert Noschese is chairman of the membership committee Associated with him aro Ro B Wills Otto and J. A BARTENDER FIRST WITNESS IN CASE AGAINST WRIGHT By United Press LOS ANGELES, Jan 20--Dick Welsh, a birtender from Clara Bow's "It" cafe, was called as a state's witness today against Paul A Wright, who killed his wife and a friend he brought home with him from a stag party in the early morning of November 9 The prosecutor, Ernest Roll, said he would establish Wright's movements on the night of November 8 as a prelude to proving that Wright killed his wife and John B. Kimracl "in cold blood ul Hold State Farm Offices HARRISBURG, Jan. 20 --Pennsylvania Agricultural Associations elected officers today at their annual conventions held m conjunction with the State Farm Show. Irma C Wohlwend, Salina, Westmoreland county, was e'ectcd secretary-treasurer of the Brown Svvis r Cattle Bleeders of Pennsylvania Tiank Zmimci man Slojcsloun Somciset county^ was named a tUrcctoi. discussions tomorrow with a group of automobile manufacturers and their installment purchase bankers Mr. Roosevelt wants to curb high- pressure salesmanship and to stiffen terms of installment purchases, especially to increase down payments and shorten the payment period, Mr Roosevelt briefly outlined an idea to regularize the functions of labor unions. He said he preferred requirements that unibris list "and report their expenditures rather than seek compulsory incorporation of unions, which has been urged by some persons who contended that, as now functioning, the labor organizations are not wholly responsible for their actions ~ - -The President's statement to Ihe businessmen appeared to indicate an abrupt change of direction since February 22, 1937, when he gave an Interview to the New York Times. In that interview Mr Roosevelt expressed the belief that the country needed a law to compel both labor and capital to live up to their contracts The proposal for a national planning -council was outlined by the President last night after listening to his advisory council's bill of particulars The business statement was a brass tacks recital of current problems as business sees them and a frank statement of what Administration policies the businessmen approved, projects to which, they v/cre opposed and those which required clarification Replying to the address of his advisory councillors, Mr. Roosevelt said he was working toward establishment of "simple machinery" to help him shape National policies He said all concerned were agreed that the proposed group should represent all elements not only from a geograp 1 !!- cil standpoint but also to embrace big and little business, labor, finance, distribution, agriculture, transportation, credit, investors, and consumers The council, in fact, would be a cross section of the active, productive life of the Nation. W. Avcrlll Harnman, chairman of the Advisory Council which met with Mr. Roosevelt, satd he Interpreted Mr Roosevelt's words to mean that he was working toward an informal advisory council v, hich would not have to be sanctioned by congressional action Harnman and his colleagues repeatedly emphasized their willing- Continued on Page Three I FIREMEN MEET \ THIS EVENING There will be a meeting of the New Hav en Hose Company tonight. Plans will be made foi the annual mcmoual service Sunday evermg at the First Christian Clnuch Off for Florida £ C Kalp and his nephew, Judson Kalp. of Div istovv n left this morning foi Mnnid Fla They plan to remain Junta Maich 1.

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