The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 21, 1938 · Page 4
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, January 21, 1938
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FOUR. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVTLLE, PA. FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 1938. iatlg fllnuror * THE COURIER COMPANY James J. Dnscoll. R, A. Doncgan . Walter S Stimmcl. V" James M. Drlscoll J. Wylie Drlscoll _ Publisher . President and General Manager Secretary and Treasurer , Editor Associate Editor . Advertising and Buincsb Manager MEMBCR OF Audit Bureau of Circulationi" Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association i Bureau of Advertising, A. N. P. A Served by United Press and International News Service SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month; $5 per year, or S2 50 for six - months by mail if paid in advance. - Entered as second class matter at the Postoflicc, "* Conncllsvillc, Pa. FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 21, 1938. EARNEST ABOU'JC SVEUD IiAIV If the a\\ful carnage of human life tliat lias strewn the State's high-ways is not lessened during 1938 the fault cannot be-laid_at the door of Governor-George II. Earle. The Sincerity ojQhe, Governor's determination lojbtop slaughter by "recftless driving isfno longroMojabtcd bj£tho- tnembers of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Tublishers'^Assoetation who heard him speak at the ('losing sesslon-of the annual meeting In Harrisburg last week. ~ ". -- . ~ - "I ple'dge you-my word of honor,'" declared.Mr. Earle, in a simple plea for support of his campaign--a plea that carried such earnestness it could not fail to Impress--"that no one will escape punishment if he or she exceeds'the limit of 50 miles per hour, regardless of political, social.or financial influence." ' " Pointing to the fact that many publishers have opposed his Administration, the Governor sajd it made him even_more appreciative of the whole-hearted cooperation given his safety campaign by newspapers; . "There are often matters coming up in any administration that areTiot "necessarily political,-and~ttiis campaign to prevent loss"of life on-tho highways is one of them. It has been a pleasure to note the complete cooperation of the newspapers of the State," he said. . ~~~ 'Governor Earle did not have a prepared address At times he found himself repeating, but if anything was lacking", it was not an impression of sincerity. Proof of his intention to demand observance of the speed limit have been personal instructions to suspend licenses of his own son and of the attorney general's chauffeur--both arrested for speeding. Young Earle did not commit the violation in Pennsylvania but was apprehended in New Jersey. Pennsylvania's motoring public has been jarred into a realization that z. speed limit is really a limit. Motor police report less recklessness on the open road since Governor Earle began cracking down. When the totals of dead and Injured for 1938 are compiled they should be lower than those of the year just ended. If so, Governor Earle may place feather In his hat. THE EXAMPLE OUR BOABD HAS SET "To the boards of education of Pennsylvania, greeting: We have set an example for others who \\ant to show publicly how they feel toward their superintendents. We have had our fling.' We ha-se given ample notice that the office of our Mr. Smith is to be vacant July 1, Not that we needed to thus embarrass him, for the office would become vacant then by expiration of his four-year term, whether we voted it so or not. We are not concerned that he has been a faithful servant over nearly three decades. We feel no compunction in admitting he was highly efficient. We have let our folks know we do not want him. We want all to know it. Our action was based on a technicality. We · admit It is not just what we would have others do to us Some have said It was unethical, but--." Is that overdrawn? We mean about what the majority group ot the Board of Education did to Superintendent B. B. Smith? We don't think it is. Mr. Smith was elected for a four-year term. No power can stop the progress of time that will, bring it to an end in months and days. But you'll not find other boards taking any such action with regard to officials who have brought school 1 systems to the level that ours enjoys. There could have been no objection to the board having adopted a resolution asking for applications for the position, which would have included Mr. Smith, even If 'he 'might have no chance of election. "But, to resume, our leader solemnly pledged himself with uplifted hand during a political rally last fall that 'I will never ,vote for B. B. Smith.' We must'follow him, as we have;been doing. We were rather taken "aback over the attitude-of our newest-nfember. But we "can't let that Interfefe:wlth ourj?lans." Perhaps .we will be able to snitch one of your superintendents. -~ " ," r "AnyfiSw. we" have set you Ian example " KEPOBTEE GOES OVER THE TOP _ The men and"1£ae~wqmen-wh'p'"devote their lives to gathering news for you to read-know--no siich-thfhg as "quitting time" or "looking at the clock" to make sure they have not overstepped the line. To them extra hours' are a matter of routine. Their duties come first. Home and recreation and relaxation are secondary. ,, -There is a class in which this characteristic is exemplified-to the nth degree--the correspondents of press°b;rvices and newspapers in the war zones. A sliming example was E.'Pembroke Stephens, correspondent of the London Daily Telegraph, killed by Japanese machine gunneis at Shanghai. Of Stephens, a fellow correspondent, William Parker, New York newspaperman, just home from the front, writes"E. Pembroke Stephens .... was a too graphic, or let us say.'too conscientious, reporter .... While the fighting was heayy_aroiind Tazang Stephens- made frequent trips to that sector. One visit was sufficient for me I saw the whole-countryside literally crawling with Chinese wounded and with Japanese shrapnel still breaking over them. - "There was no youthful braggadocio or cynical fatalism about Pembioke Stephens. lie was simply a reporter ·who placed his own life in a secondary position to his- duty to the newspaper he served, so that its/readeib would have a truthful and giaphic story of-the war through hib eyes." . _ FASCIST THKEAT HEAL HEKE? Secretary of Interior Ickes hammered home a. vital _truth in address .before the Association, of American Col- Jeges -\shen tie ^declared, thai education is an indispensable tool of democracy In combatting the growth of fascism, "even m our own. America." He might have been shot for making such an-assertion'in Russia, had be been a Russian, or jailed In Italy, or even in Germany. Fascism "is the .real threat ol all- democracies: everywhere," said Ickes. It ranay be more of iCreartlfteatr~than~6ome"rof 'us "care -realiTe, in^th^vjew^ofHthecsecjstatyi-y'fibSlso "declared -cducationrJsixjamp'letc-rtliacaoos^ttat.'irftwicipt.a -sense social aud political oblig .tlon " _ to no of In the Day's News BrloC Comment on Current EvcnU Here and There Coupled with their bcbt wishes for he futuie of Kenneth A. Kcid as sccutue secret iry of the Izaak Walon League ot America w as a feeling f regret that he is leaving his home ity can led home by sportsmen i lends uho saw him oft Wednesday nKht for Chicago and the new task upon which he has entered There vas complete confidence on the part f all that he will make a success o£ t and that the loss they suffer now vill be eventual gain through greater ctivity of the league with Ken as ts directing head. Two \ aluablc prizes have been laid iway for two members of the Con- ncllsvillc Chapter of the Izank Walon League w ho sign the most members in n contest under way. The rules of the competition provide thnt new memberships and renewals shall ·ount equally in the total of points. hlcmbenhip m the organization is a lclgc to aid in conservation of voods, waters and wildlife. Support ot every phase of that program v,M in the Interest of all sportsmen They will be helping a good cause y joining the chapter. The folks who arranged tha cook- ng school which closed its three days o£ demonstrations this morning should congratulate themselves because they arranged to give away n ot of valuable prizes. Admitting that hundreds of women would have attended the school regardless, it » just as certain the prospect ot winning a prize was the motive that impelled many to be there daily. The instinct is strong among the homemakers. The end of the Grand Army of the Republic in Fayettc county is not far oft. The death Wednesday night in Uniontown of Captain Henry Garrett reduced the number of sun Ivors of the Rebellion to two--John Hayden of Kopwood and Henry King c: Phillips It will bo recalled Clark Collins' death removed the last one in ConnelKville In the ordlmry course, of human events it cannot be long until the two who remain wil answer the last roll call Having lost a postal employe temporarily retired, in the person o Robert A. Mulac, Connellsvllle can sympathize with Uniontown over the death of James A Howard, who be came n carrier 25 years ag. Taken ill with spinal meningitis November 30, Mr. Howard passed on Wednesday night He served overseas with the 310th Infantry of the 80th Division. Two good records' How fortunate we are in a land o peace, even with our economic dls turbancc 1 Compare our lot with tha of war-ridden Spain. Four hundrc killed, 1,200 wounded in a 05-sccond nL- raid on Barcelona! That was only one of many hundreds ot raids Contemplate the human slaughter in the year and a half of. the suicidal struggle. Compare it, if. you wish with the serenity oi our isolation, a great ocean on each side. By takin? thought anyone who ha watched a band In action, especially on the march, will be impressed by the statement of Richard H Gingricl that playing in such an organization is a factor in the correlation of mlm jnd body, such as is offered nowher else in the school curriculum. Also baid the school band instructor, promotes health. Playing a trumpe two years will add an inch and a half to the chest expansion, he said. Play ing and marching combine to bctte: the physical condition o*. 125 boy and girls in the two bands. Gooc work! Dunbar people are hopeful tha three arrests by State and Baltimor Ohio police will bring an end tc the numerous robberies that hav plagued the town. The depredation have been going on for months Per haps merchants and xhe public a large will sleep more soundly be cause of the good work of the visiting officers. Lewis M. Mankameyer, 74-year old Somerset county farmer, made ! certain there would be no slip in hi suicide plans, according to th coroner, who found he had place "a-heavy chain" about his neck be fore leaping to his death. He hai been despondent. As Others Think I A DANGEROUS GIFT (Detroit Free press) American democracy, according tc a noted American educator, will b aided more by scientific thought than by emotional oratory As one looks back over the contri butions which scientific thought ha made to this country, and compare them with the contributions made b oratory, there is little ground fo disagreement with this prediction Science deals with facts, whi provide the only sure foundation fo a national structure. The man who has the "dangerou gift of oratory" doesn't have bother with them As the magician fools the publi through the eye so docs the orato fool it through the car and the emo tions A glib tongue is fiequently mor to be feared than a strong arm. Without having to convince b. force of demonstrable truth, wher he can sway audiences by the musi of his voice, your silvcr-tongucc orator is as opt to lead his listener away from soundness and sanity in action as he is to lead'them to it. The soap-boxers prove it Factographs Earliest printers were also book sellers, many of them marketln; their own. publications trade has flown tluouRi the poit of Shanghai cich year t piodu(.c uustoms revenue of $100, Community Enlists in Battle Against Infantile Malady Along with nearly eveiy community in the country, Conuellsville has prepared to join the battle against infantile paralysis, through the medium of the President's birthday ball. Committees have been named to act under the direction of General Chairman II D Mlnerd in making the event--Saturday night, January 29--a success Proceeds of the ball will go to a national foundation for research into the prevention and cure of the malady. This Is a departure from the past, when 70 per cent was retained in the hoine area. But in event of need the services of the national organization will be at the disposal of Connellsvllle, o!f Payette county, of anywhere an epidemic might break out. President Roosevelt, in announcing the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, said I flrmly believe that the time has now arrived \vhen the whole attack on this plague should be led and directed, though not controlled, by one national body. And it is for this purpose that a new national foundation tor infantile paralysis is being created As I have bald, the general purpose of the now foundation will be to lead, direct, and unify the light on every phase of this sickness. It will make every effort to eiihure that every responsible research agency In this country is adequately , financed to carry on IntCHtigations into the cause of infantile paralysis and the methods by \\hich it may be prevented. It will endeavor to eliminate much of the needless after-effect of this disease--wreckage caused by the failure to make carl}- and accurate diagnosis of its presence. We all^know that improper care during the acute stage of the disease, and the use of antiquated treatment, or downright neglect of any treatment, are the Continued on Page Five. INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION NOT OVER Bnbson Points to New Industries to Watch By KOGER W. BABSON BABSON PARK, Tla, Jan 21 -New industries are one of our greatest hopes for solving unemployment "he industrial revolution, with its inventions and the growth of new businesses, has given America her wonderful standard of living I am convinced that even greater progress lies ahead if we can only solve our tax- ng problem I New industries require new money Our present tax laws prevent new industries from getting his new capital But while the cap- tal is lacking today, the inventions arc notl Since the industrial revolution began 150 years ago, the speed of inventions has constantly increased From 1881-90, 218,000 patens wore Issued at Washington In the 10 years from 1921-30 the total had more than doubled to 442,000. The depression did not put on the brakes In fact, it stepped up the tempo under the impetus of the need for cost- ·awing devices and new products Hence, the Patent Office's speedometer npw registers 50,000 patents yearly And with all the New Deal "reforms," the next few ycais will probably set a new all-time record Inventions Brine Progress. These new patents and their industrial ofTbpring hav( had a tremendous effect on our lives The infant industries of today will bring further changes in our industrial progress. They will throw millions out of work in old Industries, but at the same time they will open up millions ot jobs In new businesses Here is a synopsis of the novel inventions: 1. AGRICULTURE. Perhaps most violent upheavals will come in farming methods. Mechanical col ton pickers promise as revolutionary changes in the South as McCormick's harvesters brought in the West Thou- asnds of share-croppers and millions of field hands will displaced. But owcr cotton prices should boost demand for tcictilcs, while the making and rep-irirlg of cotton pickers will iuild a ncjvv industry 1938 may le 1 ! how soon the South must face these readjustments in her cotton economy. Cheap Tractors are soon to come on the market at a price within the r-ach of nearly every farmer. In addition to opening up jobs for their builders, these tractors will mean new records for farm output, thus adding to our agricultural "surpluses" Chcmurcy--the converting of farm products into industrial materials by chemical treatment--will open new markets for our farm "surpluses." 'A brief list of progress to date: Roads made from cotton, cosmetics from oats, glass from milk, paint and automobile parts from soy-beans The time is virtually here when automobile bodies and hundreds of industrial parts will be made from wheat- chaff, corn-husks, and similar farm by-products Tray agriculture may make even city families partically independent of truck gardeners Certain vegetable crops arc now being planted in compact liquid chemical trays which contain all necessary plan food elements. Results are phenomenally large and productive tomato, potato, and strawberry plants "Tray farming" is still in the experimental stage, but lower living costs and more factory and servicing jobs are the potential results 2. SCIENCE. In the industrial progress of the last decade, science has been the trail-blazer Plastics have been a spearhead. They come from vegetable substances BakeM" galallth, celluloid, pyroxylin, and similar synthetic materials are discontinued on Page Five. Just Folks By Edgar A. Cunt. CHANKMIRE TALKS AGAIN Ue Criticized her u *he went. A pretty bonnet on her head And thought that moncj should be spent For serviceable stufl Instead Even the women tucd to itay "Shell erftm co without a meal To buy a bit of ribbon Ray And thus her poverty conceal *' Old Crmnkxnlr* said* "You ought to know That stie would rather hunffry be Than up and down the atrcets to tfo A drab and shabby vhlnc to see "You think the body should be fed With coffee and a buttered roll. But that Ray bonnet on her head I* nourishment that /eedx her souL** 000,000. China now Is deprived of any revenue--Japan taking its share In the 39 years since nve boroughs were consolidated to form greater New York, public, and lem. -public agencies of the area have spent $0,500,000,000 for civic functions. The U. S Government has purchased 200,000 acres of denuded land in Puerto Rico for reforestation. The Inca rums in South America arc said to antedate the ancient ruins of Babylon. 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