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PAGE FOUR. THE n.UT/r 1 COURIER, CONNELLSVTU,E, PA. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1039. 2Jlt£ THE COURIER COMPANY James J. Driscoll .., R. A. Donegan Walter S. Stimmel ,,_ James M. Driscoll ,,......, _ , J. Wyhe Driscoll . . . - Publishers President and General Manager .......... - Secretary and. Treasurer Editor _ ,, Associate Ed.tor Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF Audit Bureau of Circulations Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association Bureau of Advertising, A. N. P. A. Served by United Press and International Nesvs Service SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month; $5 per year, or $2.50 for six months by mail if paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Postofiice, Connellsville, Pa. WED.VESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 1, 1938 NEW KEPOKT CARD IDEA Report cards issued to students in the public schools of Pennsylvania have not kept pace with the progress of education. It is said to be so also in other states. To correct this lack new cards are being developed. This new development, says Dr. Lesten K. Ade, is in keeping with the movement toward closer relationship between the school and the home in the process of educating the child. There is no disposition, says Dr. Ade, to regard education as two separate functions, one for the school, the other the home. Rather it is intended to bring about an integrated process. In language of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction the idea is this: "More and more public schools are conceiving of education as a process of adapting children and youth to the situations of every-day life. Such adaptations require more than knowledge and abilities; they require -wholesome social attitudes, ·worthy motives, and high ideals of behavior. As a result of this new and broad conception of education pupils are being rated with respect to their reaction to class matters and health habits and their play and work attitudes and characteristics. "On one side of the report card are noted the pupils' achievements in such, familiar activities as reading, composition, spelling, arithmetic, geography, penmanship, health, art, music, nature study, sewing, and the like. On the other side of the card are the newer appraisals dealing ·with the personality of the pupil." HAES" AKD SNOW A B00" Rain and snow from Sunday morning to Tuesday noon --the equivalent of an inch and a quarter of rain--were a boon to Western Pennsylvania. Unusual weather during the fall and early winter resulted in a serious deficiency in the water supply. Much of the precipitation of the two and a half days was gentle, permitting saturation of the soil and replenishing to a great extent of the underground reservoirs. Then along came a drop in temperature in time to check a serious flood. The Youghiogheny River reached flood stage for the first time since spring. A gentle thaw of Tuesday's snow will do much toward restoring normal conditions. While we may never suffer in Connellsville from domestic water shortage, some neighboring communities are Jess fortunate. They do not have never-failing rivers. That is one decided advantage of living along the Yough. Zachariah Connell and Colonel "William-Crawford and other pioneers 'were,'wise in their choice of the site for a settlement which later became a city whose name was heralded around the world as an industrial center and which yet has great possibilities, one reason being its unfailing water. AJCOTHEfi 3IAB.TYE TO DUTY There is no finer group of officers than the Pennsylvania Motor Police. They are trained, highly capable, fearless; recruited from all parts of the State, the cream of young men--not hard-boiled, as a 1 rule, but courteous and helpful, often to the law breaker. Such was Corporal George D. Naughton, who was shot to death at Washington by an Italian World War Veteran, as he tried vainly to persuade the man, who had barricaded himself in his home, to "come out and talk it over." Thus was the life of a sterling young officer, 40 years old, snuffed out, in the line of duty, and his devoted wife bereft of the companionship and support of a husband. Horse sense should have convinced the slayerj Frank Palanzo, ae could not get away with such a crime. A reinforced police squad quickly drove him from his hideout with tear gas. The officers might have shot him as he ran out. pleading for his life. They didn't, though it may have been in their hearts to avenge a fallen comrade. They upheld tradition. They got their man, but at a great -price. MORE BRIDGE BOOSTERS Following the example set by the Elks, two more fraternal organizations have voiced their support of the movement for a new bridge over the Youghiogheny River here --to replace a structure that is undoubtedly antiquated and which has been declared by an expert to' be unsafe. The additional boosters' are Magic Council of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics and the Columbus Italian Fraternal Society. Not only did they endorse the action taken originally by the Merchants Club but they named committees of their membership to work with the Merchants, which is a proper step. It may be repeated that the greater the backing the movement has, the sooner there will be definite action. A bill is now before the Legislature to have the State take over the bridge.. If that should not succeed, the responsibility must then be placed upon" the county. In either event the more public support there is, the sooner we shall see something accomplished. , ,. Senator Anthony 1 J. Cavalcante thinks it "outrageous" that Sheriff William J. Hamilton should have attempted to serve a Supreme Court order on former Lieutenant Governor Thomas W. Kennedy in the Senate chamber January 3, during the reorganization of that body. The senator so expressed himself in a speech Monday night attacking Governor James' appointment of Hamilton as Secretary of Revenue. Had the esteemed senator been sheriff of Philadelphia county and had he been delegated to serve a Supreme Court writ, what would he have done? What else could lie have done? Our guess is the senator would have acted just as Hamilton did. OUTLET FOR OUR APPLES Great Britain imports more American apples than auy other nation of the world. During 1837 the United Kingdom took 3,101,000 bushels, or 24 per cent, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture in calling attention to the possibility of the recently adopted trade agreement with Britain providing an important outlet for the Keystone State's surplus. Pennsylvania is an important apple producing state. It's variety is greater than many others. Tt raises some of the best in the Union. W h n t many farmers need is spraying and fertilization to improve the quality. SPEAKING OF "KIBITZERS' What's What At a Glance STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Feb. 1.--Senator 3cnry Cabot Lodge, Jr., of Massachusetts, addressing the Women's Patriotic Conference on National Dese the other night, warned his icarers that the United States should go about the job of guaranteeing world peace gradually, not attempt to attain its end with undue haste. Well, how are we going about it? Why, by undertaking the most formidable armament program in America's peace-time history. If that is not gradual enough for Senator Lodge he is hard to suit. The idea of arming against war is not a new notion, at that. It has been tried repeatedly and never has worked. The policy of not arming against war also has been tried again and E'gain, and that has not worked cither. I was a Yankee news correspondent in Europe during the last years before the world conflict. Essentially that was a struggle between Britain and Germany. Britain had had most of the world's trade. Germany was trying vigorously to horn in. It anticipated forcible British resistance and began preparing to fight for what it considered its rights. The British pushed counter-preparations. Finally these preparations and counter-preparations became so expensive, on both sides, that it became obviously less expensive to fight it out than to go on preparing indefinitely. When the row started other countries more or less involuntarily were involved. On the other hand, China, potentially an enormously powerful nation, always, until recently, despised militancy, as morally and economically unsound, and did not prepare at all. Consequently China's very pacifism landed it in a terrible war--the Chinese looked like such easy picking to the bellicose Japanese. Moral: If you do not want war, make yourself too powerful to be safe to attack; you will be challenged as dangerously powerful, and war is what you will get. Contrariwise, if you do not want war, do not prepare for it, and some bullying rival is sure to jump on you because it appears to be perfectly safe for him to do so. Bellicosity Versus Pacifism. A few years ago we had in Congress quite an outstanding militarist versus an equally outstanding pacifist. At that juncture (it was in the first half of the 1920's) a lot of peace talk was in the international atmosphere. The 5-5-3 naval compact was agreed on. The nine-power treaty was framed up, too. And there was the Kellogg pact. Armament limitation or outright disarmament were the two orders of the day. Congressman Fred Britten of Illinois was · chairman of the House of Representatives' naval affairs committee then. He was a hard-boiled militarist. ''But," he told me, "I am in favor of strict armament limitation. Treaties are no good. It a country has the equipment to fight, it will fight, treaties or not treaties. The only way to keep it peaceful is to deprive it of fighting equipment," Congressman George Huddleston of Alabama was not chairman of any committee, lor, in that era, the Democrats, of whom he was one, were in a minority on Cupitol Hill. Nevertheless he was an enlightened pacifist. "Armament limitation," he assured me, "is waste treaty-making. Let two countries decide to light one another, and, no matter how effectively they mutually are disarmed, they will fight --with carving knives, if that is all they have go. Peace depends on J iow folks feel, not on what they've got to fight with." Be Gradual. Well, "Be gradual,' 1 is Senator Lodge's formula. Arm but do not arm. Be pacifistic, 1 bui not pacitistic. I Congress is discussing this issue. THERE IS NO KEASO.V IN DESPAIR "Why are thou cast down, O my soul, and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God, for I shall yet praise Him who Is the health of my countenance and my God" (Ps 42:11). These are the words of one who had experienced the fellowship of the Divine, who had walked the pathway of life and felt that he did not walk it alone. The only thing that will turn the cries of pain upon our lips into joyful paeans of praise and thanksgiving is the consciousness that the Ruler of the universe sees and cares and stands ready at all limes io help. As God took the cross of Jesus Christ, a tragic thing, and made it mankind's greatest blessing, so does He take every tragic circumstance of our lives and turn it to our good if we will let Him do so. These words should be especially consoling to us: "He that spared not His own Son but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things" (Rom. 8:32)? If God spared not His own Son. in His effort to save us and make us happy, we can be sure that that divine concern for our welfare still continues. Therefore we are to hope in God for we shall yet praise Him Who is the health of our countenance and our God. All rights reserved--Babson Newspaper Syndicate. SIDELIGHTS ill and removed to Hospital. He died Two weeks ago, when well past 86 years of age, A. J, Cans was at rus usual work at Point Marion--insurance. Then .he was taken suddenly the Uniontown there Monday night. Surely that is carrying on to the very end. It was as a public school teacher for 32 years that Mr. Cans came prominently before the public. Old-time teachers .vill recall he was always active at county institutes. In later years he v/as connected with a Point Marion glass company and then quit that to enter the insurance field. He was recrg- Testament custom. The story is r lated in the second chapter of Luk The feast was instituted in the Gixt century. Formerly it was celebrate with processions and shows candles. THE NEWS PAULMALLON WASHINGTON, Feb. 1.--What j ispicious congressmen know but annot say about developing coinci- ences in U. S. relations with Britain nd France is: (A) In our next war in Europe, his country will not again send arge fighting forces to our allies, but ill turn itself into the greatest sup- lies source in world history. Our nass production factories will turn ut airplanes, guns, tanks, food, lothing at a speed and efficiency no ne else can match. Everyone here nows it. The machine age has ome into war as well as economics, s what ous prospective allies vould want. They have enough man ower. What they will need is im- lement power. Acknowledgment f this obvious truth is even now un- fftaal Government policy projected or the future. But it will not be announced. No authority has con- essed it officially. No one can prove t. No demonstration o£ it has yet icen made. Therefore, legislators nd others can do little talking about t, although no such limitation ap- dies to their thinking. (B) A number of senators, pos- ibly a majority, certainly most Re- lublicans and anti-Roosevelt Demo*rats, jubt plainly do not have much confidence in Mr. Roosevelt in foreign affairs. Their suspicions are not treasonable, just human; not provable but still not secret to anyone within earshot of the Capitol. As Jiese doubtful folk suspiciously see lim, the President may be inclined a impetuousness and dangerously deep partisanship in international affairs. has no jurisdiction over planes but .s a close personal friend of the President whose other close friend. Bill Bullitt, recently returned to Paris as ambassador to France . . . Why Republican Senator Nye wants to call Morgenthau back before the Military Affairs Committee for questioning on whether the stabilization fund can be used to promote indirect credits for foreign American material purchases of . Why Republican Senator Borah is so closely interested speech in Premier Chamberlain's hailing Mr. Roosevelt's leadership in opposition to the dictators . . . Why even stenographers have been asked to leave the secret r sessions of the Senate Military Affairs Committee when the testimony of Morgenthau, Generals Craig and ' Continued on Page Eight. Lines to Firemen These two factors are wholly personal and unofficial, yet without a knowledge of them, you cannot possibly understand what hns been going on there lately . . . Why so much is being made of the discovery of a French air ministry official in a prospective new Army plane, where he had no right to be except that he had a letter o£ introduction from Treasury Secretary Morgenthau who As Others Think WHAT DO YOU aiEAN? (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.) After the assiduity with which Pennsylvania has for years been' developing big game, especially deer, there is a rather disconcerting statement in a dispatch from Washington dealing with a census of the big game animals of the country, of which, it appears, there is a' total of more than 5,000,000. "Oddly enough," it is stated, "much of the big game is not in the West, but in Pennsylvania and Michigan, each of which has about 800,000 white-tailed deer." Our supply of bears also is not to be sneezed at. In fact, about the only thing odd that we see about it is that any one should have thought it strange that e one of the By BEV, W. E. BASSETT (Read by corrposer at annual firemen's memorial Sunday, January 22.) It is now twenty-five years ago Since someone expressed the desire. Tnat South Connellwilie organize a company To combat the hazards of fire. The Borough "Dads" took up the thought. And planned £or the people to meet; At the" borough headquarters of the town. Then on South Pittsburg street. A company \\as duly orsanfzed And plans for equipment made; Hose, buckets, ladders and such other things For the work of this firemen brigade. The heaviest part o£ equipment Were two hand-drawn chemical tanks. One hand-drawn hook and ladder wagon. And ilie boys w ere all ready for "pranks." Now, twenty-five years ago. This equipment would seem to meet the need; But after a few years, all could see A greater need £of power and speed. So, just about a year ago, A modern engine vas procured. To protect our homes and industries, From the awful menace o£ fire. Your first equipment seems crude now. Beside that grand new machine, Driven by a powerful motor. And throwing a mighty stream. The South Connellsville Fire Company Is a iplendid group of men; They arc always willing and ready To lend a helping hand. At any hour of the day or night, When the fire-whistle blows. They rim and jump cm their red. ·wagon. And grab the nozzle and hose. Then away they go wJUi Ughtnlng speed To answer the urgent call And fight the demon fire fiend "Whether it be large or small. But this group oE wide-awake men. Have sensed some other things; For this, we are indebted to them For pleasure, brings. that to our children it They have rented a fine big play field. Where the children can romp and play: As to Groundhog Day its observ ancc is of comparatively rece: origin and is confined to parts of the United States, presumably only whore the woodchuck is found. According to rural tradition the chuck leaves its hole that day. If he casts s. shadow, and if he sees it, Sir Marmot hastily tilt: iuauLcuji;c: ncivi. j-.ii; vvua *cn £- j i . i i , * i ., nized as one of the leading Sunday I f ashes back lo . his place o£ rubarna- school teachers of this part of the State and stood high in the councils of the Baptist Church. Mr. Cans Was a distant relative of the late .Tohn L. Cans. He enjoyed nothing more than a chat with Editor Gans at his office at The Courier. Both we^e natives of Springhill township. A relic of the long ago stands at the entrance to Courier Place--an old iron hitching post. Its history is somewhat hazy, hut it is believed to have been erected by George Herbert, grandfather of Mrs. John L, Gans. Formerly there was a cut stone "step-up" for mounting horses and dismounting. A similar one orco stood across Crawford avenue in front of the former John D. t'risbee building'. The existing post was in front of the Herbert home--the old brick house razed just a few months ago when H. S. Homer took over the West Penn Building and remodeled it into a store. The house was removed to the rear when John D. Frisbee erected the West Penn offices. ' Mr. Herbert's wife, who was SaraV Long, was born in the brick house, went to housekeeping there nnd lived there to the time of her death. Her husband also died there. It was after that Mr. Frisbee purchased the property. Eventually Mr. and Mrs. Gans occupied it, soon after their marriage 48 years ago. It was long before that the hitching post was erected--but j'ist how long or by whom is in doubt. t:on and remains there for--say six weeks, or until spring is actually here. If Old Sol should happen to be obscured the chuck braves the weather and takes his time about getting back. It is presumed he returns as usual for the ordinary na,p. If there should be fair weather in Springfield, Saltlick and Stewart township mountains and overcast over in Westmoreland--well, what? General Georgo C. Marshall, deputy chief of staff of the United States Army, Uniontown's highest ranking military officer of all time, has accepted an invitation to be guest of honor at Fayettc- county's annual Americanization 'Day celebration next May -1, Sergeant James H. Smith, general chairman of arrangements for Lafayette .Post of the American Legion, announced. Stray Thought' By S. M. DeHUFP Tomorrow--February 2--is Candle- mas Day. It is also Groundhog Day. It is only coincidence that the two anniversaries fell on the same date. Candlemas Day is a feast day commemorating the purification of the mother of Jesus Christ in the Temple at Jerusalem, pursuant to an Old I wish ex-Bepresentatives Britten and Huddleston were here to take a hand in the debate. They had some concrete thoughts to express. Arm for peace--and get into a war consequently! Do not arm, and get into a war anyway! Maybe Senator' East Park skatm. Lodge has the correct formula--"Be I fool around and talk ourselves into gradual." 1 a new bridge yet. Lets go to press. Not that any of them ever did anything to deserve it, of course, but isn't it funny nobody ever suggested holding birthday balls in honor of Jeilcrson, Jackson or Lincoln'. 1 My idea of an all-American boy is that jovial, laughing, courteous and sorrel-topped kid who brings me my Daily Courier. Until someone -invents sound-proof faathrooirib--01 rubber wash stands--it'll be impossible to conceal the presence ot aiti- flcial teeth in a household. Nor cjn anyone deny that Attorney Fn-d E. Younkin could easily be takun for the William Jennings Bry t iiv we knew back in the early nineties. When I asked a Couucr representative (who was there and heard it all) why he didn't writs something about my last week's Kiwanis luncheon talk, he merely replied: "Whnt was there to write about?"-- and some 50 or 60 Kiwaniuns stand ready to back up his statement. I'm surprised some ardent New Dealer hasn't started a rumor that a big business ice skate manufacturer isn't behind that pond. We're gonnli \M*y Ed$* A-Guest) PURPOSE Merely io live; to eat; to sleep; To plan and toil for "get and keep" Never seem quite enough. Always Man seeks some truer words oE praise Than "strong" or "clever." Through his mind Runs deep the thought: he would, be kind. The world would urge htm to be great; Offers command of town and state And power and wealth and hours of ease, But these not wholly seem 1o please. Man still, before the day he dies, Often for something nobler Iries. x The goal of all he fancies best Is not alone by gain expressed. There must be, ere the labors end. Those who are proud to call him friend, for every man would leave behind Some memories here that h'2 was kind. Thus you have shown your interest; For children young and old; So--many thanks--we say to you. For this play-ground (a blessing untold). You soonsored erection of the monument Which stands 'Heath the maple trees; With the names which represent the "boys" Who were called across the seas. t notice as Father Time glides by. He has taken a toll from your crew; Some who were active years f"*o Are no longer In service with you. They are not here with you tonight; Their last run has been made; They sleep tonight in some hallowed spot, And rest in their lonely graves. Nineteen hundred and thirty-nine Finds on your roster--fifty active men. Organized, equipped and experienced, Ready to do all that men can. These are worthwhile achievements. And merit unstinted praise; You are community benefactors And may you so continue, always. B A N K I N G LOOKS AHEAD TL.ants to Thrift For the native thrift of its people, our country has mucli to be thankful. We have the world's highest standard of living, not by chance, but because American men and women have set aside the money needed to build industries and develop new ideas. We have much to be hopeful for in the future, when you consider that some 44 million depositors have built a thrift reserve of nearly 24 billion dollars in their banks. We encourage thrift, and urge you lo start budding tor the future with the help of an account at this bank. T H E N A T I O N A L B A N K A N D T R U S T C O M P A N Y O F C O N N E L L S V I L L E Mumlicr m' l-'eilernl IK |,i.Mt I n s u r a n c e Corporation. [O!

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