The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on February 3, 1939 · Page 3
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February 3, 1939

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 3

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1939. THE DAILY COURfBR. CONNELLSVILLE. PA. PAGE THREE. County Budget to Be Reduced by $266,000 State to Take O v.e r Maintenance of Institution Inmates. MONTGOMERY HEWS TO BONE Martin King Gets 40-Year Emblem From B. of L. E. Special to The Courier. UNIONTOWN, Feb. 3.--Budget for 1939 operating expenses of the present county administration will be cut from $1,108,000 to $842,000--a decrease of $266,000 over statistics for the 12 months just closed, it was revealed by County Controller Albert Montgomery. Reasons cited for part of the reduction is the fact that the county institution district, comprising the county home, has assumed payment for all inmates of insane asylums and homes lor feeble minded, amounting to approximately $80,000, which will be taken over in its entirety by the State after. June 1 in compliance with a law passed by the general assembly. "Budget for the 1940 general fund must be shaved considerably and certainly cannot be set at more than $500,000," the controller prophesied, explaining that a drastic reduction will be necessary because valuation in the county has been decreasing and the burden of the tax load eventually will be forced upon, the farmer and small property holder and, consequently, expenses will have to be reduced to meet the prevailing rate of reduction in coal property valuations. Overhead expenses also came in for consideration and reduction in the 1939 budget, figures show. Allotments for each office include only those absolutely necessary for maintenance of the administration. Total of $8,000 will be lopped Irom the appropriation for the sheriff's office, Mr. Montgomery explaining that more than 32,000 previously had been allowed this particular department lor carrying out duties that, normally should fall to the county's probation offices where this cost should properly be credited. Operating expenses for the district attorney's office will be reduced from $25,759 in 1938 to $23,300 for the current year--a-- reduction of $2,459. However, an appropriation of $18,000 will have to be set aside to take care of advertising of tax delinquent properties which are slated for sale unless an emergency law is passed by the legislature providing further postponement of the pending sale April 1. In addition, $5,000 will be allotted to the office of Recorder of Deeds Pat ,, V. Hynes to take care of necessary ' repairs to books which, unless given prompt attention, will be utterly worthless and result in destruction of certain records. . "urri of $20,000 had been asked to meet these costs. ·; Appropriation of $246,000 lor 1939 will be made for the county'.institution district which, after June 1, will be relieved by the state of approximately $80,000 tor maintenance of insane and feeble-minded . in other institutions. - The sum -of 3166,000 will be available for operation of the county home and meeting expenses v. credited to this department during the current year. '·'. "Eventually, the.county home will require a much smaller appropriation since it is fast progressing towards a point where it will be self- sustaining," the controller said. Lasi Rifes Held For John B. Wingrove The funeral for John B. Wingrove ·was held Tuesday afternoon with a prayer at the home in Bullskin township followed by a service at the Mount Olive United Brethren Church with the pastor, Rev. W. J. Ritchey officiating, assisted by Rev. Ewing Jones, pastor of the Wooddale Church of Brethren. . There were many beautiful floral tributes. The Mount Olive quartet sang two numbers entitled, "Face To Face" and "Going Down the Valley." Burial was made in the church cemetery. Pallbearers v e Jesse Shultz, Dode Freed, Edward Poorbaugh, William Spraugy, Norman Heminger and Charles Rhodes. Driver Contributed To Own Death, Verdid Of Coroner's Jury UN1ONTOWN, Feb. 3.--The coroner's office conducted two inquests into fatalities Tuesday afternoor.. In one verdict, a coroner's jury found, that John Hominsky, 31, of Leisenring Mo. 3, Dunbar township, died January 27 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident when his car, which he was operating and in which he was the or.ly occupant, le£t the highway and overturned on Route 51 neav the Smock road intersection. The jury decided the deceased contributed to his death by his own negligence. State Trooper J. A. Maggioncalda* testified that he and Private K. E. Smith, another investigating officer, noticed the car oft the berm o£ the road with the lights burning. Malting an inspection, they discovered the victim's body crumpled inside the machine. Hominsky, placed in the officer's patrol car, was pronounced dead upon arrival at Uniontown Hospital. Asphyxiation also con- tributed to Kominsky's death, the officer said. From the evidence presented, a jury found that Christine Smith, 40, o£ High House, died January 8 in Uniontown Hosptial of gunshot wounds inflicted a week previous by Aionzo Rankin of Waynesbu;rg who then turned the revolver on himself. State Trooper John C. Beck (testified Hankin had come to the home o£ Mrs. Elizabeth Smith at Hiih House where the victim was visiting and had unsuccessfully pleaded (with her to return to his home where for several years she had livid as his housekeeper. When she'continued to refuse, he drew a revolver with the treat that "neither one o£ us will go back to Waynesburg," Beck said he had been told by the woman before her death. A committee of Division No. 50 of. the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, including E. A. Dunn, chief engineer, and Bruce W. McCartney, secretary, called ,at the honie oj Martin King in Painter street Thursday, January 26, and presented him with a 40-year membership badge. Mr. King entered the service of the Baltimore Ohio Railroad Company ,n 1887 and was promoted to engineer in 1897. He has had continuous service for 50 years and lor several years was assistant road foreman of engines. He has been confined to his bed since the early fall when he suffered a stroke of paralysis. Replying to a letter of application for the membership pin, A. Johnston, grand chief engineer, writes: "The brother who will receive this badge, during his 40 years ol membership, has seen a great many changes in the mode of transportation and. has witnessed the struggles of his organization to obtain the condition which prevail on roads where tile B. L. E. holds contract for rates of pay and working conditions, 'The instrinsic value of this small emblem is not great but the experience this brother has gained through 40 years of membership, whereby he obtained it, is valuable to him. 'If the younger men who come into this organization could visualize the picture he has from his store of memories, many of them no doubt would look upon their organization with an entirely different view than now held. "It is with pleasure we grant Brother Martin King this badge and we hope he will have many years in which to enjoy its honor and distinction." Many Lose Jobs As James Swings Axe; No Reappoinimenls By ROSS DOWNING United Press Staff Correspondent. HARRISBURG, Feb. 3.--The governmental economy axe of Governor Arthur H. James cut a wide swath through Democratic office holders today as the new Republican Administration began its third week. Operating on the theory that "before there can be airings there must be firings," Capitol Hill department heads sent dismissal notices by the hundreds to sever Democratic appointees from the State payroll immediately and accomplish James* anticipated $1,750,000 saving by May 31. While the "firings" were numerous, the "Wrings" were few and many of the vacancies; may never be refilled, according to Administration spokesmen. This attitude brought loud protests from G. O..P..leaders seeking patronage plums. The number o£ Republican job- seekers, coming to the Capital to "put the heat on" Governor James, Republican State Chairman James F. Torrance and other party bigwigs is increasing daily. None has received much satisfaction. Appointments of Republican workers may be slow but the developments ot the past 24 hours indicate the James, "house cleaning" of Democratic payrollers is anything but that. Soviet Union Breaks Off With Hungary By United Press. 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