The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 20, 1938 · Page 4
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 4

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, January 20, 1938
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P\GE FOUR. THJi! DAlLiY COURIER, CONNifiiA.SVIljL.JB, PA. THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, IB Caurar THE COURIER COMPANY . James J." Driscoll __------R, A. Doncgan falter S. Stimmel Juxncs M. Driscoll J. Wylie DriscoU . Prcsidcn :nt an Sicrci _-.« ----. Publisher and General Manager tary 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 Unified Press and International News Service ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy;'50 cents per month; $5 per year, or 52.50 lor sbc months by mail if paid in advance.,/ _ . ? Entered as second class .matter at the Postofflce, ConncllsviUc, Pa. THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 20,1038. r»ESIDE-'i}JBfji£l)Y TO COOPERATE The'President is coming round to a sensible attitude on the reIat'foas r be_tween"The Administration and business. That much was.indicated during his conference late yestor- day -with 5(^ea"ding men. He revealedjie is considering creation of a national planning council lx~ work with the Administration In guiding the country out of the acute business recession. .The-announcement came after the advisory council and other representative groups had ex- pressed-alarm'over economic conditions ^and the, uncertainty that-has resulted'-trom NeWDeal policies and had given assurance of willingness to cooperate. _The proposed, "national council would run-, the whole 'range'df'business, industry and labor, embracing agriculture, ^nan.ce,_distrlbutipn t _transpqrtatign and invest^," aTrdriilghlyHimportSTitr consumers.-- ~pgeply.y qn.ccrned;±tb.e-membcrs of,the busihess^melfs -' group ^reiriainW In sessioiCantil' earljcthte"mornlng,-. discussing, the possibilities of-jCtte" plan. j-'JThe reaction was fayoraBIe^ They_locked upon." it as a-.'^helpful and decisive --rSfpre than^S£the conferees, accepting the responsibility idmposedronrrbusiness in the-*Pjresident'8 annual message, called^pqnjbusiness in general to remedy existing economic poUcieKwithout legislation,ajyTto cooperate witli thgAarninistratlotfgila such^Iegislatioicas mayrbe found., necessary. _~.r:':..-'-. ,~~: TMV ~~ir. '^r^- ^tHs^arl^t^diTigai^ tlie'outcpme" of "theTimost'momentous"" conference of-the" President's" secondjterm". What Fayette county witli Its 17,000 idle, the State with, its .more than a lalf million ' and*, the _ country with its-many ·millions'need is speedy action along some line that will bring us as'early as possible'qut of the "slough of.'despond:'^ Continued flourishing of the big stick has~not, contributed ;to cooperation^ ~ More" conferences such as thai of last : night and working out as early,.as possible a constructive-program, should "soon turn, the whole "country in the right direction.' Let us "hope that "day Is near." JDI STRAWS SPEAKS. OUT ' £·' since election day there has been" speculation as to.where James H. Strawn, new member of the Board of Education, would stand with regard_to policies of the board, particularly of the Weihe faction.-That doubttjsvas dissipated to, a great degree by his attitude at the meeting of the.'board Monday. , -"- " ^ :~" ·J^First, Mr. Strawn took a. decided stand againbt Weihe amKhis disciples, Campbell, Balsley and Mclntire, In tlieir adoption "of a resolution declaring the office of the superintendent^ vacant next July 1. ^Second, the freshman member severely arraigned the four fpr^duplicity in connection with the recent election of aniputsider as director of physical education in the elementary-schools. He had been led to believe there were no local applicants.. It later developed there were "many'ap- plications Irom home .town teachers . . . who should have been given fair and impartial consideration." --It-rousted the ire of the director, not only because he had been looled by the Weiheites right at the beginning of hiiUerm, but because applications of home teachers "were ignored and they were dealt with unjustly." He turned their faces red with an Impassioned denunciation of the action. - The statement by Mr. Strawn exposes the hyprocrisy of the' ruling group in dealing with, both teachers and the public. ^- - FEDERAL SLEUTHS AGAIN GET MAN : ;fThe G-men score again; Like the Canadian Mounted, "they get their man.", ,, They use brains, fortified with the most modern methods of 'crimef-detection that many brains hale perfected. As-a;matter of fact it required rather less than usual mental, acumen-to run down the slayer of Dr. CharlesTRoss.' 'Snlftlng"irom one city tb_ another after paiSmjf.marked" ransom' bills, he at last" unconsciously alljijwedithe Federal agents time;to,^catch "upl .-After they hatUthe-suspect there remained c-nly the task ot getting a confession, ·whicb.jtneyldiu'--a story of almost unbelievable viclousne^ss in the-wanton killing not only of the kidnap viQtfm b"ut;-of.the kidnaper's pal, to insure he would not ^Tho" "prisoner, a~Kb6dlum name'd^Pete Anders,~is described ly;Chie£:G-man"J; Edgar.Hoover as one."exception- ally^callqusea 1 ," who, imagincd-Kimself a master criminal, a super_tough guy. Actually he was astonishingly lacking ingrain-power. -That's "the history of most hoodlums. "Perhaps the solution.,of the slaying.of little Charles^ 3Iattsori"ls not'far'off.' * * - ~ rj --"ITEM VETO" MEETS .QUICK DEATH ' ~~It didn't take-long for a House"committee to squelch the'President's ambition to be given the "item veto" power indisposing of appropriation bills, as suggested in the bud- getrinessage. Admitting his intentions worthy in the effort to^keepjexpenses. of the"- Government'" wlthin-_tounds' in emergency/ the power would"Jae\ a, two-edged sword" over thg."heaxls"of members". All of a'congressman's fence build- jngj'back.home might-be-wreck'ed. by a stroke of the pen eliminating an appropriation. Or the Executive" might exercise" a pet peeve, against some, recalcitrant member by striking out another. L ·-_- __·--. - ·£The. President^probably knew when-he-made it that there was no moretchance for the proposal; than -for a snowball-in the -proverbial hot place. " ~ " BEH, BUIVEKS EXEMP1IFY SAFETV ; Two telephone men of this community "Tfave been honored.with ciiartcr membership in.the Bell company's Hundred Thousand Mile'Club. They are Kay D. Cavanaugh. of-:Connellsville and :Charles -E. Donaldson ot Dunbar,drivers. They have operated company cars for the last 10 years without being responsible for a single accident. Ten safcCyears Is the .minimum "requirement for membership. 'Many drivers have gone 16 and 20 years without being responsible for,an accident., All have demonstrated safe driving is possible. If otheis could beTpersiiaded-to-exereise as- great care the highways would soon be on a par with the lailrouds. In. the Day's News. Bdc£ Comment on Current Eventt 2Iore and Tfterc. It Is ironical that a follower of the mines should cscapo its ordinary dangers and then be killed by a horse--something he might never have anticipated. That was the fate of Philip Morris,.51, of Grindstone. Old .Dobbin's sudden kick fractured Mr. Morris' skull as he was engaged in shifting cars at Bed Lion. Governor Earlc is preparing to extend his safety campaign on the highways to embrace drivers "found guilty" after serious accidents. After March 1 he proposes to compel them to prove their ability to operate cars by re-examination. That procedure would be Rimed to eliminate the inadequately trained. It is presumed the Governor will exercise care determining the guilty. The sympathy the county goes of the people of out to James H. Dunn, president-manager of the Un- lontown Motor Club, in the death of his wife. Mrs. Dunn, the former Ann McBurney, was born at Vandcr- bilt and formerly lived In Connells- villc, where both she and her husband are well known. Friends and admirers are preparing to honor John T. Painter, for 20 years postmaster at Greensburg, who retired recently In favor of a woman--Mrs. Kathleen Gregg A testimonial dinner will be served at the Perm Albert Hotel the night of Thursday, February 10. That's a fine thing to do; much better than allowing his long service to pass unacknowledged by the public. James H. Strawn, new member of the Connellsvillc Board of Education, Is reputed to be an authority on parliamentary usage. He Is said to have given the members of the board a ,, demonstration the other night when one not so well versed attempted to break in on some advice he was handling out to his associates. Mr. Strawn is said to have made a study o£ the rules of order during his. passage through the chnlre of a lodge. His knowledge will be of value in guiding the board in future deliberations. The Rotary Club is doing a worthwhile work in sponsoring a troop of Boy Scouts. Two patrols have been formed from a class that might not otherwise be reached--boys without any church affiliation. In connection with the character building, which is one Of the basic objectives of the Scout movement, the loaders might point the way to eventual affiliation with some religious group. Carl S. Horncr 11 the chairman of the troop committee, William the scoutmaster. (BUI) Bailey, Marvin B. (Mick) Prycc will address-the Dunbar Board of Trade next Tuesday evening on "Fire Prevention." That might be called Mike's hoppy. He has talked it ever since we can remember'abo'ut him. It Is a subject that should be timely for the folks of Dunbar and its board of. trade in view of the effort there to wipe oft a balance on the flrc truck indebtedness. "The old spirit' ot retaliation" is what Dr. Lester K. Ade, State Superintendent of Public Instiuctlon, calls the action of the Greensburg Board of Education in refusing to release Paul W. Seaton to a teachers college where he would have had a more lucrative position. There is nothing the State can do, the superintendent said. He tcrmeu it an "unwholesome situation " The board took the stand that since the teacher tenure act forbids it tiring a teacher. It should not allow one to "walk out on us." Wfiat's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 --In early 1916 I was in Germany. We were not In the World War then, and, because I was a newspaperman, the Germans thought I little publicity value. might have a Some very influential folk among them talked quite freely to me. Including some quite prominent military individuals, who might reasonably have been expected to be extremely belligerent. They were not, however. One and all, they expressed the most fervent wishes for an end of the conflict. They,meant what they said, too. Naturally they did. Up to that stage of the game they were winners. If they could have persuaded the Allies to admit, right then, that they were licked, thus stopping the conflict, the Fatherland could have called Itself victorious. It would not have realized quite all its ambitions, but it would have made substantial gains, anyway. Its strategists genuinely wanted to "take their profits," such as they were, nt that juncture, ro'.'icr than go on fighting. I think they would have made what they considered fairly moderate terms, in comparison with their original ideas, If they could have Induced the Allies to listen to them. BUT AMONG THE ALLIES- Subscqucntly I traveled on Into England and France. It was in these countries that I found the bellicose crowds. They were semi-beaten, and they knew it, but they did not propose to stay beaten. Due to the same conditions that made the Germans anxious to end the slaughter the English and French were determined to keep at it. "Don't run after a street car after you've caught It," is the pursuer's motto. "Ah, but you haven't c,uitc caught up yet, even though you may be gaining; so I'm going to keep on speeding," is the street car's sentiment. As we arc aware, the furiously fleeting allied street car finally outdistanced the German would-be passenger, leaving the latter in a heck of a state of exhaustion. JAPAN'S POSITION? Japan, in China, is in much the same fix that Germany was In, In early 1916, versus the Allies. The Milcado has won on the Asiatic mainland, but he cannot stay victorious. The more he wins the more territory he has to continue to keep subjugated, and the hardtr and more expensive it is for him to do it. Factographs Pure white paint, contrary to popular belief, was seldom used In Colonial days. The most popular color In New England was made from a mixture of red lead and lamp-black. The U. S. government sold 75 old ships during 1937 for a total of $3,903,978. Edmond Hoyle, authority on cards, lived to be 97. Cabrera, a Zapotee Indian bom In 1695, is regarded as Mexico's greatest colonial painter. United States forest service crews fight an average of 28 flrcs per crew each year. After 25, a decrease of one per cent per year occurs in man's learning ability, psychologists say. The Amazon River and its tributaries constitute the greatest inland water system in the world. Alleigy m the common form of hay fcvei is »aid to affect 11,000,000 ' Americans each year. Just Folks By Edgar A. Guest RECOIXECTIONS Is it my fancy that these walls retain Jmperlshiblc memories of their friends That once a visit's made It never end And loss can never take auay the coin I feel that something of them must re main Smce upon, friendship home alway depends That which the spirit of ft comrad lends Still lingers on defylnz rust and itain. That i« the chair In which one loved to sit. Another praised that picture on th wall. Here ii a book. I never turn to It, But what the friend who gave U recall. Friends come and go. That Is the com mon way I But memory holds them fast and bid them stay. Today in Washington By DAVID LAS WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.--There's L new scapegoat being groomed tor ircicntation to the country. He's he "high pressure salesman," and t is he, ana not the big business or Ittle business men or the politicians, vho has brought on the depression and, caused so much unemployment. Back In 1929, there was high pressure selling, but it was supposed to lave been confined largely to the marketing o£ securities. Now, it As Others Think GRAFT UNDEK MR. ICKES (Chicago Tribune.) Boy, wouldn't I like to have the money it takes to run that outfit! Among others who have soliloquized :husly, while driving past a WPA, 2WA, or CCC camp was Reno E. Stiles, a subordinate of Secretary Harold L. Ickcs in the Department of [he Interior. Unlike others, Mr. Stiles found the opportunity to do something abou' it. Stiles set up his own private CCC camp on paper in the Shcnandoah National Park. Thereupon he began to pass vouchers'to pay for the administration of his camp. Fictitious names to represent CCC workers, supposed to be engaged on soil erosion work, were signed to pay rolls, and the pay roll checks were delivered to Stiles who was able .to get money on them. It was some time before any one discovered that the Government was paying for an extra CCC camp. Although this is one of the best stones that has come out of the Department of the Interior since Mr. Ickcs became secretary, Mr. Ickcs' publicity staff, said to be the largest In Washington, did not make the story public. It came out at a hearing by the Senate Public Lands Committee, which was considering the qualifications for office of an Ickcs appointee. ^ The existence of such an opportunity for graft suggests that there ought to be a man in the Department o£ the Interior to see that there are as many parks as the taxpayers are paying for and as many Indians as there are Indian names on the book? The hearings have established tha Mr. Ickcs has an investigator. In fact, U is disclosed that he had one time 375 and currently has 125 They function as an OGPU o GESTAPO, a secret police'force like those under dictatorships, which open private mail and tap telephone wires It is said that members of Congress have received the attention of Ickes private police force. Since the Stiles incident shows that the OGPU'is not doing what it is supposed to do, the Senate committee should find out what it has been doing, and whether what it has been doing is a legitimate function of democratic government. INGE high pressure salesman sold automobiles In too great a quantity. One shudders to think vhat would have happened to the managers of the automobile companies if, a year or so ago, they had said to the public, "you've,got all he automobiles you need, nnd we will not sell you any more. Wo will now lay off our workers." Then there would have been cries if "conspiracy" to bring on a depression. Indeed, it so happens that Uncle E^rn started the high pressure selling himself, in the form of · soldiers' bonus, which did more than any othor single thing to force automobile production schedules upward o record heights in 1936 and,the early part of 1937. If the automobile dealers had not won some of those 'ddier bonus dollars for automobiles, the money, of course, would have jone into other things. Under a 'planned economy," even the manner of expending a soldier bonus doubtless \vould have to be controlled. As a matter of fact, the soldier sonus money has come back to the Federal Treasury in no small part through taxation. Thus, the other day, then- was published the list of mdiviuals in the automobile Industry who received In excess of $15,000 ar I there were many executives who received sums way In excess of that amount. This wasn't in the form of salary, because most companies have plans whereby commissions or bonuses arc paid to management if the sales increase. Bonuses arc counted as salaries for tax purposes, however, and government, meaning both Federal and state, received somewhere between 75 and 85 per cent of the huge amounts credited to the business executives in the published list. Again, one shudders to think what would happen to the tax receipts if some of the big companies were today to reduce salaries or cut down bonuses.. It would mean that the Treasury of the United States would lose some substantial amounts of revenue. It is to the interest of the Government, therefore, to see that tiggcr and better salaries are paid. Most citizens would probably r.ot relish an 80 per cent to 20 per cent partnership divisions of earnings with government, the smaller end going to the citizen, but that's the custom nowdays in the higher brackets of income. t Many a talented executive, no doubt, feels that he needs, let us say, $50,000 for himself and family, for Insurance, for charities, or for all the many other things that men of means ar- count-i on to support In their local communities. To hav» a $50,000 net salary. It becomes necessary for the company in question to pay somewhere between $100,000 and $150,000 in salaries or bonuses De- cause so much of what is paid to the executive goes in K taxarlon Big salaries and bonuses arc b-'"" paid Continued on JPaea Twelve, NOW'S WHEN THEY NEED IT MOST! Foyefte Bread was selected by Mrs. Dorothy Bafhgafe for nse In the Courier Cooking School Motive, growing children 1 need the healthful nourishment of bread! Bread builds up that surplus resistance they need to protect them against common winter colds and illnesses. Bread giVes them the extra pep and energy that keeps them at the head of the class in school. e sure your family enjoys the benefits of good bread ... a better flavored, better textured bread FAYETTE BREAD! It has been the favorite of fastidious housewives for years. Next time you buy bread, say "Fayette"! ·BETTER FIiAVOBED ·SMOOTHER TEXTURK · MORE- XOUJHSHJNG

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