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PAGE point. f HE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1939. iatlg (E0trri?r -- /. Publishers President and Gener; THE COURIER COMPANY . Â·Tames 3. Driscoll President an'd General Manager R. A. Doncgan Secretary and Treasurer Walter S. Stimmel , - Editor James M. Driscoll Associate Editor 3. Wylie Driscoll .-- Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF ' . Audit Bureau of Circulations - ._Â· . ;Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association Bureau of Advertising, A. K. P. A. Served by United Press and International News Service SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month; $5 per year, or $2.50 for six months by mail it paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Postofficc, Connellsville, Pa. . . FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 3, 1933 HOOVER FEARS DICTATORSHIP Just as eagerly as they accepted our billions of dollars during and after the war -will European nations jump at the possibility of any support the United States is ready to extend the democracies. ."With few dissenters, we are thoroughly in sympathy with them in their preparations to stand off Hitler and Mussolini, if they should he over- obstreperous. But that sympathy does not justify us--rather our leaders--in rushing into a conflict. There are more reasons than the horrors of war itself to be considered. Former President Hoover envisages the prospect of a dictatorship for Americans if war should come to pass--something which he fears could not be easily broken down at the end of the conflict. He is even fearful "that iÂ£ forced into war the United States would need to be mobilized into a practically Fascist state" to which democratic principles probably never could be restored. Nothing could be more obnoxious to the free spirit of Americans. Hoover has no fear of harm to us--if we do not plunge ourselves into an offensive struggle--from either Japan, Germany or Italy. Not many have any, greater fear along that line than the former President. He believes he has' correctly appraised the attitude of the people when he declares they are unalterably opposed to reversal of traditional policy which requires that we mind our own business and prohibits any attempt to police the world or join with others in doing it. SHAW SCOUTS TTOKLD WAR TALK George Bernard Shaw, in the current issue of the Rotarian: , "There Is not the least chance of war happening in the near future. If there were, it would have happened during the fortnight last September when there was far more inflammatory talk." The author's reason Is that "the airplanes of A, B, C and D would bomb the cities of E, F, G and H so effectively that the white flag would be hoisted at approximately the same time in the several capitals, and abject pleas for peace would cross each other in the air." Furthermore, says George Bernard, "the tragic nastiness of this latest development of warfare is that the attack on the civilian populations is now absurdly easy, and defense--adequate defense--is impossible. When ministers of defense express satisfaction at their schemes for protecting their urban citizens, they are talking through their top hats." Shaw may be right. Certainly it has been proven tremendous havoc can be caused in congested areas by bombings. There Is no assurance that such as Hitler and Mussolini would even hesitate to attack non-combatants-to weaken or destroy morale. ADS IN YOUR H03IE NEWSPAPER After listening day and night to fie -preposterous claims put on the air by some radio advertisers it is a relief to turn to the pages of your newspaper and read what your iome merchants have to offer. The Cumberland News makes the following timely comment on newspaper advertising: "It has become an established fact that many newspaper readers who confess, so far as the news matter is concerned, to being headline readers only, find their greatest Interest In the advertisements. They find in them both pleasure and profit. "This winning of the public favor is directly attributable to the good sense, the technical skill, the artistic methods and, over all, the honesty of the advertisers.' So cleverly is the newspaper ad planned and executed that the reader is unconscious of the combination of Influences which attract his interest. "Sincerity, truth, service and consideration for the needs of the buying public are among the ideals of the best advertisers. They are making advertising'a science and a fine art. And this explains the change of attitude on the part of newspaper readers toward the advertisements which share the pages with news and headlines." E HtraTDRED DOLLARS A MONTH A hundred dollars a month in "social dividends" for all "retired citizens" over 55 years of age--15,000,000 of them! That is Senator Sheridan Downey's scheme. The Californian, who ousted William Gibbs McAdoo from his senatorial post, is preparing to present it to Congress shortly, together with proposals for "certain monetary reforms" which would be required to finance it. "Until then he declines to go into details.. So he told reporters. It's the hundred a month that intrigues. Pretty soft to lay down the ordinary burdens of life at 55 and take it easy. Most of us could do that very nicely. We have examples here--retired postal workers. With that sum coming in every month it is not very difficult to make ends meet. ' But, look what it is already costing to keep the millions of unemployed from starvation; how those billions are throwing the government financial system out of balance. It will be many a. day and many a year before the senator gets his fellow legislators at the National Capital into the right mood and sees his Utopian ideas come into reality. OVERCOMING DIFFICULTIES Linotype News' "Shining Lines" submits the thesis that only when each day sets up some new problem, some new annoyance are we kept on our toes. A craft or a business, says the editor, is not absorbing because of its accomplishments alone. It is completely absorbing only when each day presents a new difficulty. It is so with any line of activity. If everything were to go along without some problem arising one might, probably would, go soft and permit disintegration to begin. It is the difficulties overcome that prompt the merchant or the craftsman to say: "This is a hell of a business, but I wouldn't be in any other." Every day's problems constitute a challenge to aspire to bigger things. STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. THE WORLD WEARS A MASK 1C you have ever attended a mask ball you have no doubt observed that you can never under any circumstances guess who the masked persons are so long as your attention is chiefly lield by the mask itself. You must look at the color of'the natural hair, it any is revealed, the texture oÂ£ the skin beside the mask, and above all you must try/as much as possible to see behind the mask, for the glimpse oÂ£ just one facial characteristic would reveal the person. Learn to look behind the masks your fellows wear. Many a boisterous and crude person is trying valiantly to overcome painful sense of shyness. There are many people who laugh much to hide a bitter heart, and others who plunge into pleasures and very often into dissipations to hide from themselves emptiness of heart and life. We must look behind these masks il we would understand our fellow men./ To understand them is to Jove /them, and when \ve understand we can forgive all and lend them I a helping hand. Few people wear th^ir hearts upon their sleeves, and fewer Dtill allow their true selves to show through their actions. The whole world wears a mask. All rights reserved--Bobson Nexrspaper Syndicate. What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.--Roosevelt spokesmen contend that the White House was not badly enough beaten in the Senate, on the emergency relief fund issue, to signify much. In fact, they say that the vote for a $150,000,000 cut from the presidential figure of $875,000,000 really was not an Administration defeat at all, because it is conceded that, il $725,000,000 proves to be insufficient and the President later asks for more, the lawmakers will have to appropriate it. However, that does not tell the whole story. Stray Thought* By S. M. DcIIWF Been giving considerable thought to a remark made by an acquaintance recently to the effect that the real reason January seems so long drawn- out is--not because it has 31 days, or is usually very cold--but because Christmas leaves so many of us flat broke for practically the entire month. I know of only one other man in the whole world who enjoys making speeches and listening to applause as well as Hitler and Mussolini, but I'm not sayin* who it is. It's a pity Thomas E. Dewey's jurisdiction doesn't extend beyond the borders of New York county. Two more things I'm not particularly fond of are beef loal--and all this talk about people starving to death under Sidelights Depend on Uncle Sam's postal force to deliver ihut letter, regardless of peculiarities of or omissions from the address on the envelope. Recently Mrs. Rebecca Blade of Dry Hill, near Broad Ford, went to San Diego, Cal., to visit her niece, Mrs. Clay Cotton, formerly Ruby Prinkey. Arriving in the Golden State, Mrs. Blade promptly mailed a card home, announcing her safe arrival, superscription read: "Marg The and Grandma, Connellsville, Pa., R. D. 2." Without delay it reached the ad- NEWSBEHIN THE WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. -- Mr.' submitted for "study." Nowhere, Roosevelt's health program has been ] either in the President's message or in the report oÂ£ his interdepartmental caught in a legislative draft. Congressional doctors laid it quietly on their committee tables, opened dressees--Mrs. Margaret Prinkey and | both the windows and the door, and Mrs. Hiram Hall, .with whom Mrs. Blade lived. Mrs. Blade is a daughter of Mrs. Hall. Mail Carrier Ray Seisky had little difficulty in determining, of course, who "Marg and Grandma" were. True, the Rooseveltian requisition i Republican or anti-New Deal admin- for Â§875,000,000 was slashed by a i istrations. I don't know anything that is taken advantage of as quickly as a new parking space. Our stores are only as attractive to customers os their owners see fit to make them. What's new about the new bridge? Seerm. Gene Tunney is the only heavyweight fighter who doesn't want to fight Joe Louis, but that's only because Gene has more common sense than the Schmelings, Baers and Galentos. I. don't object to having ballot of only 47 to 46--a mighty narrow margin, arithmetically speaking. But it is to be borne in mind that, on paper, the President's party has about a 2-to-l majority .on Capitol Hill. If his side had won 47 to 46 or by a dozen votes more, it still would have implied that "F. D." cannot control the bulk of his own political group in the Senate. Or. in the House of Representatives either-- From William II. (Bill) Ealon, at Sarasota, Fla., comes a postcard to James M. Driscoll, associate editor of The Courier, with a photograph of Bill and two companions and a big catch of fish on one side and the following on the other: "I can't keep up this expense of having my picture taken to convince you that I catch 'em. Three are groupers caught at Naples, (near Sarasota) in the Gulf and run from four to 15 pounds. Show the card to Cap and Ross." Cap and Boss are C. W. Geer.en and Ross J. MedcaU with whom Bill fished for bass, pike and walleyes last summer in northern Wisconsin. He and the associate editor later tried out Chesapeake Bay with considerable success. Mr. Eaton is numbered among those who are ready and willing to quit their occupations at retirement age and have a fe\y years of recreation. He's not losing any opportunities. committee, was a recommendation for Continued on Page Fourteen. tip-toed out without saying a word. The chill imposed upon it \vill undoubtedly give it a cold which will incapacitate it lor this session of Congress--and possibly permanently. At any rate that's the current plan. Privately the doctors hope it will develop nothing less trivial than per- j manent double pneumonia. Not that the legislators would mind spending the $850,000,000 (ultimate annual cost) if they had it. Mot that they lack sympathy and a desire to aid anyone who is ill. They merely are skeptical about adding Federal contributions to a budget too weak to stand the burdens already imposed or. it; reluctant to create a vast new Federal responsibility for illness, including maternity problems. Particu- for thfc representatives had slashed | a song sung in my honor--but I do the $875,000,000 before the Senate I object to it being "The Sidewalks of did. In short, a Democratic Presi- New Yorh dent cannot get, from ar. overwhelmingly Democratic Congress, what he recommends. Still, as previously remarked, the legislators admit that maybe the original presldentijil estimate was not too high; it more'is needed presently they agree that doubtless they will have to dig it up. Why, then, did they not do it initially? The only Let's go to press. As Others Think Everyone seemed to be so wrapped up in what Br'er Groundhog had on his memo sheet that little or no attention was paid to the goosebone prophets who are at their favorite job of forecasting and theirs were foreboding words. The farmers around Harrisburg's Chestnut street market warned that the second hall of the winter will bring 'blizzards, cold winds and freezing temperatures. They came to their conclusions through the lore of grandma's time. They explained their secret is found in the breast bone of a freshly killed goose. If it's light, the winter will be mild and if it is dark it will be cold. Mrs. S. S. Wagner reminded that the breastbone was light at the front only. \ - l u s * J t ' Â£ .tlubt^*ubj' ^rll/t/tcjlia. - C ~ * Â» l m . U -lady they know that while. the Fed- Th e class f Â° und Letters to The Editor i Mr. Walter S. Stimmel, Editor, The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pa. Dear Sir: The members of the class which is studying "The Christian Quest," a text on Christian youth building a new world, at the leadership training school in Scottdale, wish to offer their thanks and appreciation to you as editor for your recent editorials. *--- . V timely editor. eral Government, with its vast pow- I ia . ls helpful ers, can inflate the money to pay for | discussed "H health agencies and hospitals by some hocus-pocus or other, the states, Jacking the power to create money, cannot in many cases make the necessary contribution to support the program. The day may come when the Federal Government will add to its newly assumed duties by caring tor all the sick including those with sore thumbs -- but not this session and probably not next. The reluctant legislators do not expect to incur White House displeasure for taking the realistic viewpoint They noted the program was When in need of something to fill the entertainment period of a program, keep in mind the Dahl family --three children of Mr. arid Mrs. C. A. Dahl of East Apple street. They logical answer is that they felt like when there are children dying. But taking a jab at 1600 Pennsylvania I do cry when children die. Even my dog used to whimper his sympathy when one of our own children was ill. Our children cried when "Ginger" was ill. I guess we all cried when Ginger did not breathe any more. We none of us cried audibly--just moistly. It was really our hearts that cried. Ginger had a lot to do with mi king a man of me. He was a stray that Avenue right now, while the jabbing is good. Their purpose was to notify the New Deal that they think it is over-spending. Briefly, it was a deliberate, intentional White House-ward slap. Vice President Garner. Nobody disputes that Vice-President John N. Garner had more than any other one individual to do with organizing the anti-Roosevelt rebellion in Democratic ranks in the Senate. It is traditional that a Vice- President is uninfiuentinl in the house over which he presides. Garner is an exception. He has a lot of pull. He has a huge pull in the House of Representatives also; he has not lost it since he was Speaker there. True, he did not fancy the idea ol voting in the Senate to break a tie on the relief appropriation. He was absent, attending a Cabinet meeting at the White House when that vote was cast. Senator Key Pittman, president pro tern, was presiding in his absence. The closeness of the division demonstrated how cagey John N. was. MY DOG IS DEAD (Boston Traveler.) I'm a maudlin fool, of course. I cried when my dog died. I had little to do to cry over a dog j contributed the musica.1 part of the brotherhood dinner of the Christian Church Wednesday evening and received ovation after ovation. A girl and two boys make up the group. June is 20 but doesn't look it. She plays the piano. Next is Jack, 16. His bent turns to the violin, but he is an adept with the snare drum and bells. At the bottom in age is Bobby, nine. In addition to playing the drum, or drums, and the bells, came into the office nearly twelve j Bobby lias made his debut as a sing- years ago. I took him home and he grew up with the children. How they romped together! He was happy and courageous and clean and, in short, a gallant gentleman. I studied him and he studied me. He would come over and just rest his chin on my knee--and look up. He wasn't asking for anything. He was merely indorsing our mutual friendship and respect. As I watched Ginger, I saw that he put his heart into whatever thing he might be doing. And when he fought Ginger never objected to the odds against j him. His vocabulary knew no whine. Ginger was much more civilized Pittman, by the way, voted on than I. He knew how to relax. I President Roosevelt's side, but he would have done that anyway. Senator Alva B. Adams of Colorado (a Democrat, but opposed to presidential spending) nominaly led the fight against White House figures. Yet the real campaign was waged by Garner, with, as his chief lieutenants, Senators Pat Harrison of Mississippi and Joseph F. Byrnes of South Carolina. Senator Harrison notoriously is sore on the Administration. When the late Senator Joseph T. Robinson, Democratic Senate leader, died, Pat wanted to succeed him. The Administration plugged for Senator Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky and he won. That may not be the reason why Pat has been an anti-New Deal Democrat ever since, but he has been. Senator Byrnes is different. Early in the New Deal he was an enthusiastic New Dealer. Gradually he has been shifting contrariwise. I don't know exactly why -- conscientious I scruples, I suppose. Republicans and Democrats. The nub of it is: The Senate Republicans couldn't have made a.dent in the Democratic line-up for the presidential $875,000,000 relief allowance if it had r.ot been for the Democrats. There were only 20 Republicans; 2fi Democrats. tried to learn from him. Therein I failed, although by example he taught me better how to be a bit more of an all-round gentleman. To the very last Ginger kept to his code. In pain, he remembered. Torn by hemorrhage, he sounded no complaint. We were with him. That was all he ever asked of life, or of death--to be with us, whatever our fortune. I know I'm a maudlin fool'. I wish I were as sure I am one part the gallant gentleman my dog was. Human beings are supposed to be superior to the beast. Twenty-two years after the landing oÂ£ Pilgrams Harvard College had a number of Indian students. In 1685 one Indian graduated from there with a bachelor's degree. er--did it in fact at the Christian Church. Not only did he sing out "Umbrellas," but he kept his head up and his eyes making the rounds of his hearers, just like a professional is expected to do. According to Master of Ceremonies David Charlesworth, Jack's number with "Steppin 1 Sam" was the world premiere for that feature. The device reminds one somewhat of a book-end, with a flexible board mounted horizontally half way up on which Jack causes a loosely- jointed wooden figure a foot or so high to execute realistic tap dances by simply beating time to music on the board, while the dancer is suspended from his other hand by a horizontal wire. "Sam" does some real steppin 1 under Jack's manipulation of the board. Failure of an artificial windpipe caused the death in Pittsburgh Wednesday night of a World War veteran, George Heffernan, 43. He was found--of all places lor one so afflicted- over a strangled. a bar room, slumped table. It is believed he they studied and Homes of Our Own," preparing for marriage and home life. The items referred to were,--"Home Problem Grave One," (date January 17, 1039) and "Training lor Marriage." The class as a group is very glad that these problems are being presented to the reading and thinking people today and it is to be hoped that there may be definite action inspired by thinking these problems through. Sincerely yours, Mrs. C. J. LOUCKS, Chairman, Findings Committee. Scottdale, Pa., February 1, 1939. The coconut palm does something no chemist has yet been able to do. The plant's roots usually are in the salt sea water of a lagoon. Somehow the salt in the water is strained out so that the sap in the fruit is sweet water free from salt. EXPERIENCE li all went \vell And blossoms stayed And night time fell On r.onc afraid; If it "were sprJnff The -whole year Ions No joy would cling To bloom or song. Had men no fears, No hopes in vain. No time of tears. No twinge of pain; No hiUs to climb, No dreams to dream Koiv dull the time On earth would seem! Then brave the woe And shoulder care Content to know A man's full share. Pray God for aid "When death you face. And be afraid With faith and grace. DAVIDSON'S "Meet Me . at Davidson's" Spring Brings New Matchmates in Sweaters 'n Skirts Jackets are. again jumps ahead of everything else for spring! And Davidson's sees to it that you have them in a choice oÂ£ the wanted "ija.by" pastels in new checks and plaids. Beautiful wools, and careful tailoring. 5.95' Skirts with, Itigli riding waistlines and high riding gores. With pleats and flares galore! Scramble the Colors with your jacket cr match its infantile shades. 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