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LAST E DITION The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. PRICE VOL. 37, NO. 69. The Weekly Courier, Founded July 17. 1873. The DaJJy Coijricr, Founded November 10, 1002 i Merged | July 18. 1D29 CONNELLSVILLB, PA., WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 1, 1039, TEN PAGES. 45,00(1 MOUE FEDERAL WORKERS PLACED UNDER CIVIL SERVICE STATUS SENATE HOLDS UP APPROVAL _ _ _. . . _. . _ . , | WAOilUVU-lUJJi, too. i.--ftpf C Jr I V V \ J A A r l V I lmatc 'y 45,000 Federal employe: X^I 1 Y Y \w-/ / V ll_l I c . elved clv!l scrvlco status I G. O. P. Lacks Strength To Place Adams, Hamilton in Cabinet. - ANOTHER TRY IS SCHEDULED By United Press. WASHINGTON, Feb. 1.--Approx- re- today I under the most far-reaching order m civil service history, The addition meant that approximately 010,000 of the 865,000 em- ployes of the executive branch of the Government now are under civil service. Virtually the entire personnel of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, was aflccted. By JAMES SHEPLEY United Press Staff Correspondent. HARRISBURG, Feb. 1 .--Senate approval of Governor Arthur H. James' two unconfirmed Cabinet nominations still was "frozen" today by lenewad Democratic opposition, as Republican leaders reorganized for another attempt to remove the minority barrier next week. Democrats caucused most of yesterday afternoon and disagreement over continued refusal to approve the nominees, Philadelphia Sheriff William J. Hamilton, as Revenue Secretai y, an d Ma j or Lynn G. Adams as Motor Police commissioner, was obvious. The caucus broke up, however, with confirmation still opposed. Senate Minority Floor Leader Harry Shapiro, Philadelphia, disclosed that a sufficient number ol Democratic senators to block confirmation \verc 'Standing pal" on the position adopted previously. Before the Democratic senators met the executive nominations committee completed its public hearing on the nominations. Philadelphia Democratic Chairman John B. Kelly, who sat through the public hearings and went into the caucus with the declaration "Hamilton will be confirmed" left the session at mid-point apparently calling a truce to a losing battle. Kelly accused the Democratic senators of ''making a mistake" in refusing to confirm the Philadelphia sheriff in previous statements. CIO labor was the principal opponent to Adams' confirmation. Two ranking State leaders, John A. Phillips, president of the Pennsylvania Industrial Union Council, and P. T. Fagan, United Mine \Voikers District 5 president, read lengthy oriefs at the hearing, accusing the Did State Police of "brutal and im- oartial conduct" in times of labor strife, while Adams was superintendent. Adams warned the executive nominations committee that if he were not confirmed because of the labor protests "no police officer will ever dare do his duty because of what happened to me." He said he always insisted on absolute impartiality in 6rders to his foice. V. F. W. Dinner Saturday Night At M. E. Church Army Engineers NearWatsondale In Yough Survey Surveying activity of the United States Army engineers in the Yough- iogheny River Watersned included continued spillway topography at the proposed flood control dam site, Lieutenant Colonel W. E. R. Covetl, in charge of the Pittsburgh district of tho engineering corps, snid today. Control traverses have been completed to Walsandale on both banks ol the river and the control levels have been completed up Tub Run. Picliminary suivey work was advanced in the watershed while in the geology sub-section work of the engineers, a preliminary reconnaissance was made of the natural resouraeb of the proposed Laurel Hill Creek reservoir. Foundation investigations of the Youghiogheny dam site was continued. Preliminary design studies ol the proposed dam were advanced, Colonel Covclt said. Specifications are being prepnied for rental of a drilling rig for drilling additional holes at the pioposed site of the dam. A total of 14 men are being employed on the Youghiogheny survey project. Anii-Saloon League Prepares for War On Liquor Traffic Evils By United Press. HARRISBUHG, Feb. 1.--Encouraged by the large number of sympathetic drys in the State legislature constituting the, "biggest .leap lron wet to dry in a decade," (He Pennsylvania Anti-Saloon League was pie- pared today lor a "great advance" against the Commonwealth's liquor traffic wjth adoption of its 1939 platform. Pledging cooperation with Governor Arthur H, James to reduce **ex- ccssive" liquor licensees in all areas, the- league reflected Superintendent F. Scott McBride and seven other officers to keep concerted its efforts to stamp out "evils" an the liciuor traffic. The league appealed to "all churches and drys of the State to bend eveiy effort possible for enactment" of laws to tighten, the licencing of distributors. Annual banquet o£ Walter E. Brown Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be held at B o'clock Saturday night at the First Methodist Episcopal Church diningroom in South Pittsburgh street. The principal speaker will be Congressman James E. VanZandt of AJtoona, for two years commander- in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. There will be a number of other orominent persons who will be introduced. Onionlown Police To Have Two-Way Radio Patrol Cars UNIONTOWN, Feb. 1. -- City Council authorized Mayor William J. Crow to advertise for bids on two six-cylinder four-door sedans with luggage trunk and necessary two- way radio transmitters and receivers for exclusive use of the police department. Three Bodies Taken From Beneath Fail PJCHER, Okla., Feb. 1.--Weary hard rock miners, who have been risking their lives for the last 20 hours in their efforts to rescue fellow miners trapped when hundreds of tons of rock crashed upon them, today had brought out three bodies. They believed two, and possibly three other .men lay crashed beneath the debris. The bodies recovered were those of Fred Macomber, 28, Galena, Kan., Jesse Crossland, 28, Picher, and Orval Campbell, 33, Galena. An earlier report that John Henbroch had been killed in the cave-in was erroneous. Freight Cars Derailed. Two empty freight cars were derailed Friday on the Blue Lick branch of the Western Maryland Railway, abou f two miles from Meyersdalc. Snow and ice on the tracks is said to have caused two of the cars of the freight to leave the rails. They were uncoupled and slid down a 60-foot embankment. Dishonorably Discharged, Five Years at Hard Labor For Stealing Army Bomber . By United Prcsa. HONOLULU, T. H., Feb. 1.--Private Ben Fliegelman, U. S. Army Air 2orps mechanic of Brooklyn, N. Y., who "borrowed'' one ol the Army's largest bombers to make au unprecedented solo flight, "v,as dishonorably discharged today and sentenced to five years at hard labor at Governor's Island, N. Y. Ihe Array announced that Fliegelman had been found guilty in a court martial "of misappropriating and causing to be damaged a B-1S airplane." Fliegelman was injured ilightly when he made a forced landing in a cane field last i\"ovember 1-i. He took aloft one of the Army's huge borabei s v.-hich six men usually operate. Fliegelman had gone five miles . when he sighted the cane field and, that hp couldn't keep the Critically III Dr. Clarence True Wilson Physicians described as critical the condition oz Dr. Clarence True Wilson, 66, internationally-known prohibitionist, ill of uremic poisoning in Portland, Ore. Dr. Wilson was founder of the Methodist Church Temperance Board. (Central Prcst) M Lsun.derstands Telegram; Unaware Funeral Is Son's Until Pastor Reads Service INDIANOLA, la., Fob. strcngc story ol a mother who attended a and was unaware untl tne ob:timry was read that the services were for her own son was disclosed today. Mrs. .T. H. Schreiber. Indianola, went to a Cuncrnl home at Chariton, la., Thursday, believing she was to attend rites for her son's father-in- law. Tne misunderstanding resulted irom n misinterpretation of a message advibing her of the denth. The son, Fred Schreiber, 49, died j elder January 22 oC'a heart ailment at his By United Press. 1.--The The body w,,s sent to Chariton for funeral services and burial. When Donald Sehicibcr arrived it Chariton, he telephoned his uncle, Ernest Schreiber, Indianola, brother of the victim, to abk if the death message had been received. Ernest Schreiber briefly confirmed of the message. "Some ol us will come fo Chariton for the iuueral," he said. Then he hung up. He and his wiie accompanied the Mrs. Schreiber to Chariton. took seats apart Irom Fred MUSSOLINI SILENT AS HE REVIEWS MILITIA With Another's Eyes Racine, Wis., home v here he had lived with his wife, son, and father- in-law. The father-in-law was known to members of the Schreiber family, both in Racine und Indianola, as "Dad." Immediately after Fred Schreiber's death, his son, Donald, sent a telegram to Indianola relatives. "Dad died last night," the message! Schrcibe: s widow and lelattvcs who had come fiom Racine. During the bCivice the eider Mrs. Schreiber said: "I uondcr why Fred didn't come." Then the chaplain began to read the obituary. "Fred Schreiber was bom in Indianola, In., August 18, 1889. . ." he lead. Mrs. Schtober nearly collapsed. said. The relative! believed the i Despite the bliock, she sat through messaged referred to the father-in- i the rest of the service, then viewed law. "cr son';, body. QUADRUPLETS BORN IN TEXAS North Central S t a t e s Buried Under Big Snow By United Press. The second heavy snowsloi m in three days "was moving lapidly catt ~ j past-a ward from the Rocky Mountains today and Midwestern citieb ynd GALVESTON, Tex., Feb. 1.--Foui gj i ]*· were born today to Mr. and Mrs. W. E Badgett. Attendants at St. Mary's infirmary said they "were By CJni-ed Press. , dojnff fne ., . md that Mrs Bad g et t WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. -- The | W as in "splendid condition." House by voice today passed a reso-j Badgett, 35, a construction fore- luuon by Rep. John Cochran, D., | m d n , was plainly bewildered by the 1 Mo., petting up a committee to draft [ multiple births. new governmental reorganization ' Doctors and the Badgctts had ex- j pectcd twins or possibly triplets, but not quadruplets. The four girls weighed I D pounds two and a half ounces. Their, individual weights ranged fiom three pounds 13 ounces The \ote was taken after .spirited debate in which the Republicans, voting solidly agamsl the Democrats, failed by 153 to 102, to block a motion which put the resolution to (Inal communities, still digging out from the iiist onslnught, prepared for another blizzard U. S. Forecaster C. A. Donnell at Chicago said the weather map indicated that the snow would be heavy and accompanied by strong winds. He said the storm resulted from a low piessure aiea which formed over Pueblo, Colo.,, .and which was centered' to'day" over northern Nebraska If the center of the pressure area swerves to the northeast, he sa.d, there may be only a one or two inch fall in the Chicago area, where 14 9 inches of snow fell Monday. He predicted widespread precipitation toQay for all North Central states. The heaviest snowfall, he said, will occur in some northern and central areas. A light snow %vas failing intermittently in Chicago early today. Donnel said temperatures will be sugitly higher in southeastern areat and lower in the Ccntial and Southern gieat planes aieai, The storm had blanketed Hocky Mountain states wjih one of the heaviest snow fails for the area this winter. Theie was 18 inches of snow at Logan, Utah. Sections of Colorado and New Mexico reported fiom two to eight inches. They assailed the section of tne resolution which waived points of order against any bill brought in by the special committee for consideration Republicans contended thdt under this piovj*jon the Democrats could bring in a bill giving the President, m effecting reorganization of lop heavy government bureaus and agencies, the power to juggle appropriations at his 'pleasure. to four pounds nine and a half ounces. The other Badgett children are Geneva, 15, and Elsie, 13. Mrs. Badgett Is 3G years old. Dr. E. I. Schindler Blind for 37 years, Dr. E. I, Schindler, osteopath of Kansas City, Mo., urny seen again with the eyes of another person. He entered a hospital in New York to have corneas from the eyes of a dead person transplanted. /Central Prosy) Four Die When Tenement Burns No Comment Made by Fascist Leader Who Had Been Expected to Use Occasion for Statement. MANY MEDALS GIVEN HEROES plane aloft long, decided to set it down. The plane was damaged but not beyond repair. Fhegelman was injured. After he was confined to a hospital for a time he was transferred to the Hickam Field guardhouse where he wus held until his court- martial. Officials s.aid that he would be taken to the mainland March 15 on the U. S, Army transport Republic. Fliegelman's feat of the huge plane alone amazed Army fliers. Usually five or six men operate one of the bombeis. Although Fliegelman was itvbtly an amateur pilot--authorities said he had never been at a plane's controls more than a few times--he \vas said to have been attempting to fly to San Francisco. The cane fleld was m the opposite direction. Parole Refused George Betters Special to The Courier. UNIONTOWN, Feb. 1.--Parole for George Betters, Connellsville numbers baron, - was refused this afternoon by Judge H. S. Dumbauld, who, however, mod.fied the original sentence by permitting tho defendant to complete his workhouse term in tne county jail. At his recent parole heai ing, Betters made sensational disclosures into the Payette county rackets situation, which resulted in informations charging conspiracy against Steve Samonas, Tony DcCarlo and Duke Davis. Perry Township Man Fires Pisiol into Left Side James PirJa, 23, son of Mi. tmd Mrs. Anthony P n J a of near Perryopolis, was leported in a senous condition today m Charleroi-Monessen Hospital .suffering from a gunshot wound in the left side, reportedly self-inflicted. Investigating said they were unable to ascertain any icasoii ior the young man's act in filing a .38 calibre revolver into his bide. British Cabinet To Analyze Hitler's Speech By United Press. LONDON, Feb. 1.--The cabinet met today to examine the international .situation m the light of Fueher Adolf Hitler's speech and to prepare for a more vigorous stand by Great Britain in international affairs. Today's meeting was the regular weekly one but a special session wilt be held tomortow to discUbs defense re-armament and the strategic situation in the Mediterranean, whete Lord Gort, chief of the jmpeiial staff, is now inspecting British defenses. The government's altitude, it was felt, has stiffened in the last week considerably from what it was when Anthony Eden resigned as foreign minister to protest against Chamberlain's appeasing attitude towards the dictators. To Honor Centenarian. William Hile, Civil War veteran who lives with a daughter, Mrs. John Fritz, at Monessen, will be honored Thursday at a testimonial dinner at McKeesport on his 100th birthday. OFFICER WHO AURESTED SON FOIl THEFT WONDERS WHERE HIS DUTY CEASES Fatrvievj Avenue Closed fo Through Traffic to Srtyder East Fair view avenue wns closed today to througn traffic between South Cottage avenue and Snyder street. Councilman Clarence A. Port said. A WPA foi ce under Foreman Donald Mormon is rushing along the street improvement. WALLIPTGTON, N. J , Feb. 1.-Charles Baur, who fulfilled his duly as a policeman by arresting his son, Patrick, 28, on a holdup charge, debated today whether his duties as a father required him to "stand by" the son in court. "I couldn't help doing what I did, it was in the iine of. duty," he said. "I don't know whether I'll help him. It might be a good lesson (o him. But it was all caui.ed by unemployment, lies been oui of a job for a long time." The son, who ib matued and became a father last Saturday, was s-uspected of having driven the getaway ear and shared in the $36 loot from a drug store robbery. Officer Baur, a veteran of 16 years on the i police force, Learned from other t,us- · pects that his son was involved and he inade "the at rest at once. Neighbor's Dog Saves Two Lives A nuighor's dog is credited with having the lives of an elderly cuuplc whose foui-room house at Nubbins Ridge, above Lcmont, was destroyed by lire. Victims of the blaze are Mr. and Mrs. John Beckman. Made homeless by the fire, they were taken to the residence of a son, Frank, at Yoik Rur. Mrs. Beckman had gone to the kitchen to prepaie a poultice i"or hci 1 ailing husband. After she had returned to the bedroom, flames ignited the kitchen and all avenues of escape in the cottage were blocked. The dog at the home of Michael EsUey, a neighbor, awakened his master who broke open the cellar door and led the couple to safety. CLEVELAND, Feb. 1,--Four perished today m a lire which swept an old tenement. The victims included an entire family--a widowed mother and her two smal [ children--and a man roomer in the building. The dead--Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, 23 and Evciett, five, her son; Clayton, Jr., two, another son, and an unidentified man believed to be WJham Eich about 50. Thirteen roomers were tiapped on the top floor of the two-story structure when names swept the full | length of its nan aw hall- Two others were burned seriously and three others injured in leaping 20 feet to the ground to escape. Says Weinberg's Fingerprints Not On Suicide Pistol NEW YORK, Feb. 1.--A report that the fingerprints of George Wemberg, the state's key witness in the trial of Tammany Leader James J, Hines, were not on the gun with which he killed himself Sunday, was sent to Governor Herbert H. Lehman today by Geotge E. Maltry, a Nassau county criminal lawyer. His telegram to the governor said: "Informed believable source that Weinberg's fingerprints are not on revolver of Dewey hireling. Check. Confiscate revolver for confirmation." Multry did not reveal the source of his information. District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey said the report was "ciackpot stuff." Burns, Poorer by $17,770 and Fees, Flys to Hollywood XEW YORK, Fab. 1.--George Bums, the $11,000 a week radio and movie comed:an, was Hollywood bou'id by airplane today, under the law's probation for a year and a day, poorer by 517,770 plus attorneys' feet, and traveling expenses, but wiser m the ways of jewel smuggling. He way accompanied by his wife snd partner in comedy, Gracie Alien, who cjme East with him by airplane yesterday morning and bade him goodbye before he went to Judge William Bondy's court, not knowing whether she would see him again before the next visitors' day at some Federal prison. For buying $4,885 woilh of smuggled diamond rings and bracelets from Albert N. Chaperau, confessed professional smuggler, Burns could have been imprisoned for 18 years and fined $45,000. Instead, he was Riven a suspended one year and day sentence and fined $8,000. In addition, he nad to pay $9,770 in penalties to the customs officers. Altogether, the fines and penalties alone cost him four times the value of the jewels, which were presents for Miss Allen and which she now may keep. By REYNOLDS PACKARD United Press Staff Correspondent. ROME, Feb. i.--Premier Benito Mussolini reviewed 20,000 of his Fascist militiamen today, with Viktor Luetze, commander of the German Nazi storm troops, standing at his side. The militiamen, and foreign diplomats in Rome, had expected that II Duce would make use of the occasion, a celebration of the lOth anniversary of the founding of the militia, to make a speech, and perhaps give a lead on his anxiously awaited campaign for concessions from France. Last year, on the anniversary, he told h;s militiamen to "crush all obstacles until your goal is reached." Today, he remained silent. At the start, Mussolini, standing on the steps of the Victor Emanuel monument, disttibulod medals to militiamen who had distinguished themselves in the Ethiopian and Spanish civil wars. He pinned medals on the breasts of 50 women whose husbands, fathers or sons had been, killed in action. Then came the review. Using the new "passo Romano," the adapted German goose step, the 20,000 militiamen, daggers held high in salute to their commander-in-chief, paraded post the reviewing stand in the Venice square. Many of tho militiamen were veterans of the Ethiopian and Spanish wars. The militia's death roll in the campaigns stands at 3,046, and more than 6,000 have been wounded in action. There was a particular note of jubilation in the anniversary celebra- · tion because Fascist leaders, after a thorough study of the speech which Adolf Hitler made to the German Nazi Reichstag Monday night, were convinced that he had taken a real step toward repaying his debt to Mussolini for support in the Austrian and Czechoslovak crises. Fascists felt assured that Hitler had fully resolved to aid Mussolini in exacting concessions from France, and they regarded the Berlin-Rome diplomatic axis as indestructible. Sustains Bruises As Cars Sideswipe Thomas MacDougall of Belle Vernon, R, D. 2, suffered lacerations o£ the nose and bruises of the forehead Monday nignt when a car in which he was a passenger sideswiped two other machines owned by John Jovic and Steve Kcock, both of Uniontown, on Route 51, north ol Uniontown. MacDcugall was riding with Bobert L. Jenkins of Smilhton at the time. State Motor Police estimated damage ot 5350 was caused to the thtee c«ir". SENATOR BORAH IN HOSPITAL The Weather J Cloudy with rising temperatures followed by snow beginning late lo- j night or Thursday ar.d changing to rain on Thursday is the neon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Record. 1039 1938 Maximum . . 33 32 j Minimum 23 37 i Mean . ,, 28 25 Many District Highway V/orkers Ordered Removed HARRISBURG, Feb. 1.--Highways Secretary f. Lament Hughes announced the names and salaries of more than 400 department employes who have been dismissed since the Jimes Administration took office January 17. Eighty-nine of the dismissals weie in the Harrisburg headquarters while the remaining were in the various department district offices. Dismissals included: District 12, located at Uniontown --Andrew W. Andrews, Holsopple, §1,380; Harry" T. Arnold, Franklin township, Fayette county, 51,860; William Blankenbuehler, Monongahela, $1,420; William F. Carey, Hooversville, $1,380; Lester C. Donaldson, Somerset, $1,380; Ethel D. Dunlap, Uniontown, $1,020; Philip Fonner, Waynesburg, SI,500; John B. Hauck, Donora, $1,620; Frank Murray, Jenner township, Somerset county, $1,620; Joseph P. O'Connor, Johnstown, $1,380; Francis P. O'Hern, Uniontown, $1,380; Andrew R. Provins, Un- The $17,770 may not be deducted I iontown, $1,740; John C. Tucker, from his income tax, according to Treasury Department regulations. Good behavior it a requisite of Burns' probation. Wargo Held for Court Under Bond of $1,000 Garrett, $1,380; Otto R. Younkin, Leckrone, $1,620; William A. Heed, Vanderbilt, 51,860; Charles C. Bissett, Freeport township, Greene county, $1,880; Attilio Rota, Clarksville, $2,850; William D. Lose, Waynesburg, $2,700. Headquarters staff at Harrisburg --Dwight H. Davis, Johnslown, S2,- 100; Harry W. Hare, Indiana, $],. 260; Donald C. Page, Everett, $2,400; Thomas Pealer, Indiana, $5,0001 George P. Jordan, Jr., Pittsburgh, $1,380; George I. Keener, Johnstown, $3,600; Robert B. Kelley, Altoor.a, 31,380; Eugene P. Lordon, Homestead, $1,140; Gertrude Mellott, Everett, $1,020; Howard M. Osterhng, New Castle, $l,G20; Howard C. Phil- Spoclal to The Courier. UNIONTOWN, Feb. 1. -- Andy Wargo of Connellsville was ordered held for court under a bond oJ 51,000 on a charge of violating the malt beverage laws when arraigned before Alderman William F. Whitby here. Wargo's icstaurant, known as tho European Cafe, was laidcd by city, so n, Berlin, $2,400; Roberb L. Mam's- WASHINGTON, Feb. William E. Borah, R., Ida., was taken to Emergency Hospital today. The 73-year-old dean of the Senate had been ill with the grip for several days. It could not be learned immediately 'whether hie conditions was sei ious. county and State officers Saturday night when 80 persons were arrested on charges of being inmates of a disorderly house Liquor agcrAs loported the sale of malt beverages on the premises alter the license had been revoked, resulting in the charges filed by Agent I.--Senator j Dsse D. Hoover. i , Just Off the Wire dale, Franklin; $1,620; Warren H. Roberts, Green township, Greene county, $1,860. Bus ''resident 111. William Mar.eecy, president of ihe Somerset Bus Company, was stricken wilh a heert attack Sunday at hib home. WASHINGTON, Feb. 1--Chairman Arthur J. Altmeycr of the Social I Security Board (old the House Ways and Jteans Committee today that Federal payments to individuals for relief and social security totaled approximately 52,500,000,000--from July 1, 1S37 to June 30, 1938. Tom Baxter Injured in Fall on Street Thomas W, ^Baxter, 63, ol Johnston avenue, was seriously injured when he fell at about 3:55 o'clock Tuesday afternoon on West Fayette street. Baxter was found in an unconscious condition on the street and rushed to the Hospital where he was reported today to be in a 'Mair" con- i 'on. The former restaurateur suffered possible head and shoulder

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