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LAST EDITION VOL. 36, NO. 67. Tho Weekly Courier, Founded July 17. 1879. ,Tho Dally Courier. Founded November 10. 1903. Merced. July 18. 1830 PR1GE-2' The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. CONNELLS\TULE, PA. SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 22, 1938. EIGHT PAGES.. /WOULD SPEND '4 65 BILLIONS F O R R E L I E F V Bill Also Includes Paid Vacations for Federal Employes. LARGEST EVER BEFORE SENATE By United Press. ^ WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.--A $05,000,000,000 work relic! program "to end poverty in the United States" popped up in Congress today. The national debt is only $38,000,000,000. The bill--the largest ever introduced in cither house--was presented by Representative Matthew A. Dunn, D., Pa. It would provide for .the expenditure of the funds over a 10-year period. Dunn merely boosted his $30,000,000,000 work relief bill o£ last spring and added the requirement that Federal employes under the program get a month's vacation with pay. Autos Leaders Plan Revision Of Credit Plan By United Press. WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.--Executives of the Nation's major automobile companies, after a conference with President Roosevelt, planned today another meeting to discuss revision of easy credit and high pressure selling policies. The motor men agreed with Mr Roosevelt that "high - pressuring' customers is "bad business al around," and will work out among themselves a plan for correcting thi; situation. After a 90-minute conference with Mr. Roosevelt yesterday, at which they expressed a hope for an Increase in motor sales this spring, the exccu , tivcs announced that they woult meet informally again and then re port back to the President at an unspecified date on the finance problem. Alvin MacCauley, president of the Packard Motor Company, who actec as spokesman for the group, saic that no "commitments" had been made. But the official ktatemen .which was concuircd in by all th conferees sdid: "We found ourselves in heart agreement with the President's prin ciples on the subject of -instalmcn buying." Mr. Roosevelt has not revealed th scope of his plans, but it was know that he believes some instalmcn buying plans require too small down-payment and allow too long period in which to retire the debt. Whatever results come from th conference arc expected to be in th form of an informal agreement be tween the President and the automo bile manufacturers. In addition to MacCauley thos present Included Edscl Ford of th Ford Motor Company; K. T. Kellc president, and B. E. Hutchinson chairman of the Chrysler Corpora tion; William S. Knudsen, presiden of General Motors, and four heads o automobile financing companies. Labor May Be Restricted By New Laws By LYLE C. WILSON United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.--Federal gislation imposing obligations on ganizcd labor, which in some :gree would balance advantages vcn workers in the past six years, as foreshadowed today as part of resident Roosevelt's program of ational economic cooperation. Businessmen in their conferences ith Mr. Roosevelt evidently are rging legislation to counter-balance e Norris-La Guardia anti-injunc- on act of 1932 and the Wagner labor ·lations act ot 1935. Mr. Roosevelt esterday counselled his press con- rcnce questioners to study the 1927 ritish trades disputes and trades mions act. He said everyone, evi- ently moaning labor as well as cap- al, should study that legislation al- hough he explained he was not committing himself to acceptance of that method of dealing with the problem. The British act was born of the ritish. general, strike which briefly i 1926 brounht that country to the rink of civil war. "The new legislation." says a di- est of the act prepared by editorial eports, "prohibited general or sym- athctic strikes by provinding that a trikc, or lockout, should be illegal : the object was other than in fur- icrance cf a trade dispute in the in- ustry in which the strikers were engaged, or if its object was to oercc the government directly or by nflicting hardship on the community. "Penalties were provided for per- ons responsible for violations of this ection, and union funds were made iable for damages suffered by em- loycrs in the course of an illcga' trikc. Picketing w a s declared llcgal if conducted in such numbers r in such manner that it was likclj o intimidate workers or cause any disturbance. "The 1927 act required trade un- ons to make a separate accounting of political contributions and funds and to report thereon to the government. The law made it illegal, moreover, for a union to assess any mem' "or for contributions to n union no itical fund unless he previously hoi notified the union in writing of hi: villingness to contribute. "With certain minor exceptions civil sen-ants were forbidden to members of any organization who primary object was to influence wages or working conditions, unles such organization was composed solely of crown (government) cm )loycs and not affiliated with prohi bitcd organizations. Penalties wcr Drovided for persons breaking a scrv ce contract with a public authority with reason to bolirvc that It woulc cause injury to the community." GIRL'S ASSAILANT GIVEN 22 YEAR: By United Press. PITTSBURGH, Jan. 22.--Alphons Bcllakonis, 30, of McKees Rocks, yes tcrday was sentenced to from 22 44 years in Western Penitentiary b Judge W, Heber Dithrich on a charg of having beaten and attacked Marj Joblonski, 24, of Heidelberg, durln an automobile ride last Septcmbe 25. In passing sentence, Judge Dith rich termed Bellakonis a "menace who must be "put out of circulation Just Off the Wire NEW KENSINGTON, Jan. 22.-$25,000 fire, preceded by a mystcriou explosion, today gutting the Hart d partmcnt store in the heart of down town New Kensington and threaten ed the entire business district. WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.--Frlcm of Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt sa today that she is considering sha lering While House tradition an bobbing her hair. PITTSBURGH, Jan. 22.--Day w; turned Into night In Pittsburgh an Western Pennsylvania today as blanket of smog blotted out the su The log blanket enveloped a larg portion of Illinois, Ohio, Indian Kentucky, Virginia, southern Wcs Virginia and Western Pcnnsylvani MADISON, Wis., Jan. 22.--MaJ Midwest oil companies were coi victcd today of criminal charges conspiracy to raise and fix casolii prices at the end of a 1U weeks trl here In U. S. district court. Decision Reserved In Seniority Right Case of Railroader By United Preu. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 21.--DC cision was reserved by Federal Dis trict Judge Oliver B. Dickinson to day in the "seniority rights tcs case" instituted by 32 employes the Pennsylvania Railroad. Judge Dickinson promised a speed decision, however, to the employe who petitioned the court for rein statement to their positions afte they had received notice on Deccm bcr 11 that they are being "fur loughed" for lack of employment. The employes, mostly clerks stenographers and supervisors, file motions for a preliminary injunccio ordering the railroad to return them to their jobs and restore their sen ority rights. The company and the Brothcrhoo of Railway and Steamship Clerk filed counter motions for dismissal the case on grounds that the cou has no jurisdiction in the matter. Attorney Bernard Kcllcy for th employes contended the "furloughs were depriving the employes of the property rights without due proce of law. He argued that the employ had contracts with the railroad whic assured them of their seniority pre: erences and gave them propcrl rights which no one can take mva from them. Brotherhood Counsel Frank L Mulholland, Toledo, argued that tin dcr an agreement which the brother hood and the railroad made in 102 employes who had been transferrc from one department to another wcr to get a "seniority rating" datii only from the time that they re turned to their original department In Children* Bureau Custody. GREENSBURG, Jan. 22.--Robe Lee Williams, 12, colored, of Va Meter, charged with breaking in the school there on December 11 an taking some small articles, and h brother, William, nine, charged wi malicious mischief in conncctio with setting fire to a waih cloth the school room December 10 at Va Meter, were each ordered placed custody of the children's bureau b Judge Richard D. Laird. WASHINGTON. Jan. 22.--Soviet Russia today rejected the United States request that an American diplomatic representative be permitted to interview Mrs. Ruth Marie Rubens, now in a Soviet prison. ! Admitted (o Hospital . i John Nedrow of Jones Mill, Mr j Hazel Murray of Blackstone roa I Matthew Patterson of East Gre \ street and Marie Pepe of Nin i itrcct, West Side, have been admitti ' to Connellsvillc State Ho'-pital £ ticatmcnt. Smallpox Scare Over Dancer Or. Joroes McVeigh vaccinating Starlo Sylvester, a tnxl dancer When a taxi dancer In a. large Detroit dunce spot win found to have smallpox health offlclali ordered more than 75 taxi danceri vnccl- natfd. At the samo Umc, authorltlei Isaufd a plea to some 600 dnnceni believed to have attended the dance hall to report and be Immunized. In the photo above. Dr. James McVeigh It vaccinating Marie Sylvester, one of the taxi danceri. --Central PT(SI Chinese Guerillas Claim Victories Over Japanese -® Scout Father-Son Banquet Feb. 10; Honor Court Also First M. P/s and Baptists To Stage Christian Parade Tonight; Surprise Promise China Clipper Turns Back After Being 700 Miles Oul Over Ocean By United Prc-*. LOS ANGELES, J;.n. :2.~The Chirm Clipper made an emergency landing here nt 6:35 A. M., PST, ttfter turning back because of mechanical trouble while 700 miles out to sea on a (light from California to Honolulu. The huge flying boat, carrying eight passengers, and a crew of seven, winged in from over the sea just after sunrise, circled the harbor and swooped down over the masts of K Navy cruiser to settle smoothly on the quiet water off Reeves Field. The clipper landed at Los Angeles harbor instead of at its Alnmeda b.'ist; because of reports of a heavy fog at the bay city. Captain J. H. Tiiton reported that he was unable to pump gasoline from a wing tank, holding 700 gallons, and that the remaining supply would nut have been enough to reach Honolulu. He then was ordered to turn back to California. Shortly later he reported that the trouble was remedied but Pan-American officials told him to return regardless. New Salvation Army Head fo Be Welcomed Here Sunday Evening A welcome meeting will be held Sunday night nt 8 o'clock at Salvation Army headquarters in West Peach street in honor of Major and Mrs. Anthony Vcndcville, who arrived here a few days ago from Dubois. Major Vcndcville assumes the posl vacated recently by Captain A. L Brandenburg, who was transferred to Homestead. CURFEW WILL BE MADE EFFECTIVE AT MT. PLEASANT MOUNT PLEASANT, Jan. 22 The curfew ordinance will again be enforced, it is announced by Burgess A. R. Gearhart. Beginning Monday night, the bell of one of the school The parade of church folk Saturday niRht i* to be n demonstration th.nt Christian people of Connrlls- villc arc not afraid to show their colors. Evangelist Betty Wrnkland and party announce Saturday night as one of the greatest "religious i-ur- icj m history." No one kno-.vj what tills surpn/c is but Uctty. The parade will form nt the bap- tist Church nnd be ready to move uromptly at 7 o'clock, headed by fireman's BnmJ. The Methodist Proteitnm Church will be reserved for tlic mnrchrrs until 7:20 o'clock. The bent thing to do to get a sent is to be in the parade. Members ot the police force head the p.iradr, which will move north on Pituburg street lo Cmw ford avenue, west on Crawford avenue to Arch street and north en Arch to the church. A group of 24 marshal:; will look after the line of maix'hers. Hunncrb will be carried, declaring "our Clnis- lian allegiance." All Sunday school clnsses nnd church organizations ore asked to participate. The great, well-ordered group of ChrLstinns, each carrying a IS.ble marching through the city will bear testimony to tlic cause of the Church and Christ. The pastors, church leaders nnd evangelistic party all anxious to make the event a nreal Christian demonstration and urge ci: who desire to do so lo participate. Reports of committees at the monthly meeting of the District Boy Scout Committee Friday night at the Y. M. C. A. indicated general progress of the Scout movement in the city. Several dealt with the coming observance of Scout Anniversary Week in February. The committee was told the evening of February 10 has been suggested as the date for the annual father and son banquet. It was reported attendance of 300 anticipated. A court of honor will probably be a feature of the event. Other reports indicated formation of new troops is progressing satisfactorily. The troop being sponsored by the Rotary Club will probably be ready for formal institution during the anniversary period, Carl S. Horncr, chairman of the troop committee, reported. Tho Presbyterian troop committee has been named and efforts are being made to find a scoutmaster. Rev. Karl H. J. Sch'ocn- bom said. The troop is being sponsored by the W. A. Edie Bible Class. Samuel K. Huey reported the Men's Brotherhood is at work forming onn at Trinity Lutheran Church, with James Cook as s c o u t m a s t e r . Others are to be formed at St. Rita's Italian Catholic Church and Greenwood Melhodist Episcopal. Rev. L. S. Elliott of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, where there is a Scout troop, informed the committee he will attempt to organ zo a cub pack, the flrst here. This vill be in line with the minister's vork In bringing the young folks into more active participation In church agencies. Chairman W. E. Boyland of the :.imping committee said prices have ecn secured on complete equipment or the quarters at Camp Wlldwood. Raising the funds will be tho next tep. No difficulty is anticipated on hat score. Because of usually prevalent inclement weather during February he annual custom of having Scouts U»ko over the administration of the city's aflnirs for a day was ordered XKtponed, It probably will be in Mny. It was recalled that near rcro .empenilurcs prevailed the last two yenrv Francis C. Koote of · Scwickley, n 'ormer member of the committee, scheduled a business trip to time with the meeting and participated ,n the discussion. New Haven Hose Company, Band Dinner Feb. 15 The annual banquet of the New Haven Hose Company and Firemen'. Band will be held on Tuesday night February 15, it was decided a Thursday night's meeting ot the volunteer firemen. Chief William E. DcBolt wn designated to select the church when the dinner will be served. Next Week's Weofher WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.--Week! weather forecast for north and mid die Atlantic stales: Rain or snow ii north Atlantic stales, Monday o buildings will be sounded by the I Tuesday and again Thursday or Fri police each night except Saturdays day- The temperature will likely By United Press. SHANGHAI, Jan. 22.--Chinese guerrilla units claimed today to have defeated the Japanese in the Poo- tung area, west of Shanghai. Although direct communication with Potung was out of the question --the Japanese have cut oft telegraph and telephone lines and would not permit the landing ot boats at the Potung bund--Chinese reports asserted that lighting continued. According - to these reports, the guerrilla units attacked in force around Nanhuihsicn and Fcngshin. Both arc within a radium ot 20 miles from the center of Shanghai. - The Chinese .were _ said to have "disarmed" 300 Japanese soldiers. The guerrilla units last week captured 270 Japanese prisoners in the area around Chuansha," about' 14 miles west of Shanghai across the Whangpoo River. The reports from Chuansha indicated that the fighting there had EARLY RULING :QN TVA CASE TO BE URGED Both Government one} · Utility Interests Seeking Review. SPECIAL COURT UPHOLDS* LEGALITY halted and that the Japanese were negotiating for tfte surrender of the Chinese irregulars. Anders Absolved By G-Man .-Chief In Mattson Case Coroner's Jury Finds Summit Woman Committed Suicide SpceiJl to Tho Courier. UNIONTOWN, Jan. 22.--On basis of testimony given Friday at the inquest, a coroner's jury found that Nora Strickler, 63, of Summit, Dunbar township, came to her death January 14 from drowning caused by suicidal intent. The woman's body was found in the cistern near her home after Pete Coraraltn, Dunbar, delivery boy fo; a store, discovered the victim's dust cap fioating on the water and notified neighbors. County Detective John C. Wall investigated. David Watton, Millvale, was exonerated of all blame for the accident last August 12 which tost Ihc life of Bertha Watton, 53, also of Millvale. The woman died of, fractures of the skull, both legs and lefl arm, head contusions and puncturcc lung suitered when the car, in which they were traveling to Point Morion left the highway at Sacketts Cioss- ing on Route 119, near Smithfleld Springhill township. Investigation was made by Troopei T. W. McGuirc. Coroner's jury, at an inquest, declared the woman's donth was Die result oC an "unavoidable accident." Members of the corner's jury which returned verdicts in the two inquiries were Wcs La Barrcr, J. J. Michael Joseph K. Oglevee, W. D. Christ Thomas W. Colhouer and A. A Shrum. By United Press. ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 22.--J. Edgar Hoover,.chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today narrowed down to t\vo cases--both confessed--the kidnaping career of Peter Anders, abductor-slayer of Charles S. Ross. "Anders was connected with no crimes other than those he has confessed," Hoover said. Hoover listed the confessed crimes as: 1. The kidnaping and killing of Ross, wealthy retired Chicago greeting card manufacturer, for whom $50,000 ransom was paid. , 2. The "warm-ui" kidnaping September 2 of Olivia Borcia, 20, wife o£ a Chicago race track bcok- make 1 -, near Lake Vencva, Wis. She ,ras released without a ransom pay- rjcnt. 3. A scries of bank robberies in 936 and 1937 in various parts of the rountry. In a press conference recapitula- ion of kidnaping crimes in the Unit- States, Hoover listed as still un- olvcd the abduction of 10-year-old Charles Mattson, Tacoma, Wash., and irthur Fried, White Plains, N. Y. The lattson boy was killed by his kidnaper. ^ Hoover's statement absolved Anders, who constructed two grave-like dugouts in Minnesota and Wisconsin voods for a career of kidnaping, from those two cases. Anders, 30, taciturn former lumberjack who made a bold attack on -men after leading them to the scene ot the Ross slaying, v/as held under close guard today while .Hoover remained in Si, Paul to work out 'several other details" _o£ the Ross kidnaping. Rices Landing Miner Killed Under Roof Fal UNIONTOWN. Jan. 22. -- Andrcv Stofko, 40, of Rices Landing, wa: and Sundays, warning youngsters to average several dcgiccs above nor- I f killed at 5 o'clock Friday afternoon get off the streets. - r_,,, iw /. miTM «hnrtiv -tt»r h ! mal, followed by colder at the end n he Crucible muie sho rtly a f ter h hasn't been observed in recent years. During the winter months the curfew will ring at 8:30 and in the summer time at 9 o'clock. -Aclress Wi:w J10.000 Suit. SAN DIEGO, Cal., Jan. 22.--A superior court jury awarded Dorothy Sebastian, pretty former screen star, judgment of $10,000 against George Crowley, proprietor of a New York hotel for 'once charging hci with fuiluic to pay u hotel bill. T/ie Weather Cloudy tonight and Sunday, probably light rain tonight, nol much change m temperature is the noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Kccord. 1D38 1037 Mu.Minum 40 M Minimum . 3C, !2 Mean . . . 3 8 -ia By DAYTON MOORE United Press Staff Correspondent. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Jan. 22. --Attorneys representing - the- Tennessee Valley Authority and-private utility interests "planned today".to have the United States Supreme Court rule on the special district court opinion which upheld-the constitutionality of the Federal Government's $500,000,000 electrical-"yardstick" agency. Spokesmen for the Commonwealth and Southern Corporation, whose presidentT Wendell L. Willkie,.had suggested that the jGovernment purchase private utility properties in-the TVA area, announced that the highest tribunal would be asked to reverse the decision of the three-judge district court. James L. Fly, general counsel.for the-Fcderal agency, declared that.he would "take whatever. slops .neces- sary-to'get this case heard anoUdis- posed of by the Supreme Court thk term." Thirty days are allowed for filing notice of appeal, and 60 days more for -preparation before presentation of the appeal. If trie maximum time were taken by the utilities, the.Su- preme Court-would receive the-appeal in April. The court ordinarily hears its last arguments early in May before adjourning for its summer recess about June 1. Fly said that he would ask the court to flx a minimum time for preparation of briefs after the power companies have given notice of appeal. The TVA, he said, Is eager to have the case reviewed and the issues finally settled before summer. Eighteen southeastern utilities, led "by the giant Commonwealth and Southern Corporation, brought the suit that resulted in the special court's unanimous decision yesterday. They had charged that the TVA was "primarily a mammoth power business," competing directly with private companies to the detriment of private business. -I T. H. Crawford Heads' : Fayefte Fox Hunters Thomas H. Crawford was elected president of the Fayette County Fox Hunters' Association. William Armstrong is vice-president. Fuller Paull secretary-treasurer and Taylor Lilley, Thomas Martin, W. R. Arison, A E. Duke, Charles Bixlcr, John Spaw nnd John Armstrong directors.* The association will attend the George Washington memorial dinner at Washington, Pa., on Tuesday, February 22, arranged under the sponsorship of the Pennsylvania Fox Hunters' Association. Negro Captured After Shooting Deputy to Death By United Frcs. PITTSBURGH. Jan. 22.--Eugene Alexander Cole, 48-year-old Negro World War veteran, today faced charges of murder after admittedly shooting to death Andrew J. Conroy, 45, when Conroy .attempted to dispossess the Negro and'his'family'for non-payment of rent on a tenement flat. Two of the Negro's young children were ill with scarlet fever when Conroy, a deputy constable," entered Cole's quarantined rooms in the rundown tenement building.'-Th~e"otKer children, and -the Negro's -wife-were in the home at the same time. When Conroy was shot in the stomach with a full.charge ot shotgun slugs, he staggcred'from the door and leaned over-a" stairway railing. He died there. A furniture dealer and two movers'fled'from the corridor outside the flat, located on the third-floor, to the street. Cole later was found cowering in the halls of the U. S. Marine Hospital, located near ( his home. Police arrested him without difficulty. vertebra and a crushed head when the top ot the mine caved in after a post had been accidently struck by another worker. Michael Martoss, his helper, was uninjured. THREE INJURED AT BELLE VERNON BY CRAZED MAN Hundreds of residents in Belle Vcrnon were badly frightened Friday morning when a 47-year-old man ran amuck in his shirt sleeves and trousers, attacked three well- known townspeople and was finally subdued by Police Chief Frank Camino and a special posse o£ fellow- citizens. Held under guard Jn the Belle Vcrnon police station after one 'of'the most exciting episodes in months at the river town is Bernard Riggs of Nilcs, Ohio, who arrived in Belle Vcrnon on Tuesday to visit Rev. William West, of the Frce Mothodiit Church, whom he had not seen Tor 23 years. Victims of the attacks, according to Chief Camino, were William Myers, 34, and Dick Lawson, 31, em- ployes of an undertaking establishment, and Michael Bendi, 42, janitor at Belle Vernon high school. Bcndi suffered lacerations on the face nnd a severely injured right eye, while tlic other two were bruised on the head and shoulders. INDIAN HEAD MAN ; DIES OF TYPHOID Chief Comino said Riggs fiist met Rev. West at a camp meeting in Condition Reported Serious. The condition of Ronald Grant McManus of Dunbar, who under-. went an operation Wednesday morn- j Wcllsbur?. Ohio, and "evidently ing at Uniontown Hospital, is re-1 didn't forget him as he suddenly up- i potted to be hcuoiis. He had been pcarcd nt the minister's home c.n | ,i patient at the hospital for two Tuesday and announced he \v,is pay- weeks. 1 ing him a long-delayed visit." Jacob Whctsel, 42 years old, of Indian Head, died at 10 o'clock Friday night in Conncllsville State Hospital of typhoid fever. He had been a patient at the Hospital since January 10 after being stricken with the contagious disease. " " " Mr. Whetsel was a popular resident o£ Indian Creek valley. An employe of the Melcroft Coal Company, he also operated a blacksmith shop and was' known throughout the community as a ; "ja'ck of aU" trades." He wa~s a good mechanic. " The body was removed to the undertaking parlors" ot Clyde "B. Brooks at Indian" Head" where it was prepared for burial before being taken to the late" home." ' '" . He is survived by his mothui-'. Mrs. Sarah Whetscl of Indian Head; his wife, Mrs. Gertrude" Whctsel; three children, Mrs. Clarence Fireston'e'of Bakcrsvillc and Alverda and Gwendolyn at home; two grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary White of Acme and Mrs. Emma Sleasman cnr 1 Mrs. Minnie Miller of Indian Head. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon with a brief service at the home at 2 o'clock followed by full rites at the'IndiantHcad Church of God at 2:30 o'clock. He was an active member ot that church and served on the otttcial board. Rev. F. O. Eakin. the pastor, will officiate. Intcuncnt will be in Normalville' .United Brethren. Cemetery.

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