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January 22, 1938

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 4

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OPAGEFOTJR. THE DAIUY COtmiKR. CONKEl-LSVTT^E. PA. SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 1033. latlg THE COUHIER COMPANY . James J. Driscoll R. A. Doncgan Walter S. Stimmcl James M. Driscoll J. Wylie.DriscoU - Publisher _ President and General Manager Secretary and Treasurer i _ Editor ^ Associate Editor . 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 News 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. "."";·,,'.' . -Entered as second class matter at the Fostofllce, . . ' ' Pa. : - · - . -_- : - ^SATURDAY-EVENING, JANUAKE 22, 1938 ' SIN DISFAVOR Gradually public sentiment against Sunday funerals .is increasing'.. The. Catholic Church long ago took its stand "· against them.' Thff Protestant ministers of Connellsville a. .year or so ago .attempted to put the rule into'effect.' They ~.succeeded T to JT limited extent. By kindly s-uggcstlon ber. £ ..reaved'rfamilies are being educated' in the desirability of "having the last rites for their dead on other than the - Lord's Day. . - ' · · - · · · · . " · _ ·_ The recently enacted 44-hour law, not yet passed upon ~ by the Supreme Court, has prompted cemetery associations ·,.-. tovattempfcto-eliminate not-only Sunday obsequies-but-on- holidays. -Boards of managers of buria.1 grounds In the aroa embracing "Washlngotn, Belle Vernpri'.'-Slonongahela, Irwln -and other communities, at a recent'meeting, adopted a reso- v -lution.in favor ofjarbhibitlng-burials-on Sundays,-Memorial ·^Day r FouTth^jf:July, : Armistlc£rDay~aTid Christmas, excepting emergency cases covered by health rules. · The cemetery managers propose the: formation of the. Southwestern Pennsylvania Cemetery Association. It hopes to embrace Fayelte and other counties in this section. It invites the cooperation of ministers and funeral directors. Further,- so. as to comply: .-with: the . short-week ..law, the' a5sociatipn"-_wants^Ilune'nU ·pa.rUcs-'to"T)'e Jat"th'e~cemeterles not iater-.than. 3::3.0-P.~M7: T-ZI--?.'·...: ·.':.;--...-.:,;-.-·:;·::-"-.;.· . IfwHr-requIre"organization-and -education "to get the ·movement working smoothly. We believe it is to bo commended. ' . - - . Another ol the Postonice force has been retired under the government pension plan. She is Miss Sarah Ray, or many years member of the clerical staff. The announcement was made at the annual carriers' banquet. Vliss Ray is now free to go to a more ·salubrious climate, if she cares; just do as she pleases, with assurance of an ample income. Quite a roll, the postal employes who have been pensioned: The veteran rural carrier, N. "B. Kelt, Samuel R. Cox, Miss ~earl Robinson,. Thomas B. Hyatt, Jharles F. Raymond, Jacob, Miller, f. Emmett Collins, Frank Brookman and now Miss Ray. Also there were William. H. Friend, first city, then rural carrier, and Robert A. Mulac, »th dead. Where the postal workers lave it over the majority of us/there are many years left, in the natural course of events, with Uncle Sam laying the bills. BEEHIVE COKE INDUSTKY STIM, IVOllTUAVHILE . Given a chance,, ths. coke industry, which emblazoned the name of Connellsville far over the earth, still can rear its head'fairly high.' As evidence, witness the production, for.1937--more than two million tons, with a .value of, eight and a'half million dollars--the highest' since the bottom started to give way.in 1929. . . · . . - , · Two million tons do not loom very large against the peak years of 1913 and 1916, 1917 and 191S. The' production in 1916 was the largest In the region's history but the value, $55,7GO,000, was not. The.20,097,000 tons of 1913 had a greater estimated value, more than $59,000,006. It was during the period of American participation in the World War that records were made: 1917, a total of 17,800,000 tons, with a value of ?i:il,000,000, and 1918, when the production was 16,138,000 tons and the value $117,000,000. In the war days almost .'anything sold as coal and coke, whether it was the cheapest of slack or yard screenings. The figures for 1937 do not mean that the manufacture of coke has sunk to that level. They refer only to the bee- 1 hfve product. Vast tonnages of coal are shipped to the byproduct plants. In the war days there were 38,000 to 39,000 ovens. Now there are less than 5,000. But coke is still a valuable asset to the region. EffPORTAXCE OF DIESEL GKOWS , . The Diesel engine is coming to the front. A news dispatch tells of the General Motors Corporation making preparations to manufacture the device on a large scale in sizes ranging from two to 1,200 horsepower and selling at prices of gasoline engines of comparable size. The possibilities are immense. A main talking point for the Diesel is that it uses a cheap grade of oil. There la, of course, the possibility the price of the fuel 'might be rocketed and that the Government would not pass,up the opportunity of taxing It, but withal there Is said to',be a. tremendous field lor the new machine. ' ' The Diesel is of the internal combustion type, but the principle differs from the gasoline engine, a technical description reads. ..In the ordinary gas engine the explosive effe'ct is produced: by. drawing the combustiible charge into the cylinder and igniting it instantaneously.- In" the Diesel air is drawn into the cylinder and compressed-arid'then oil is injected in a fine spray and burned gradually"." " " ·':.."' It was noted Friday in The Courier that: the Baltimore Ohio Railroad Is soon to'place Its fourttuDioseMn use-to. haul the National Limited between New York and-St. -Louis!" Evidently it is':a,;success. A .Diesel-operated train,, the. Capitpl Limited, .-passes' through Connellsville, houncf west, each night at 10:30 o'clock:" "it ls:still an object:of.curiosity. XEW^BACTERLi. aiARVEL DISCOVERED ^ ? ;: » ·'.· Just how far'down the'scale of living creatures "does: the instincfc'of] selgpreseryatibh go? TheJLuestlori is raised by inference in '"a-storyrin. The-. Courier- recently-about bacteria lining up like soiaiers and .-marching- to' safety- at another, place.-with the precision of.;West:Pointrcadets," "when the water-in which they live starts to dry-Up.^' Astonishing to.contemplateiathis:new discovery of Depart-- ment of Agriculture scientists,. ". :. . v. . Bacteria-;are.niicr9scojyc[.organizations "which produce profound changes in He.^Vercould not live withoursome oT.them. Others m6nace;our : existence every day. Bacteria, germs, microbes and baciffirareiterrns used to denote those somewhat similar objects.Tn-jipany respects they-are man's greatest; benefactors, for -upon their activities is founded thjetcontinued llfe/qf_.tlie^an_imal _and vegetable kingdoms. OTfierJribes of".them;causeJUseases,. such as the" malignant pustule,.erys^ialas;:tuberculbs|sraiyllyarious infections. A ' liiridly-i'riclinedrbacteflitpiay- b'.ejise'd:to£battle a destroyer. · · - Butjotuntll-thyAgidcultirre. Department scientists an- nbunced-tlm-^c^ry^wjs^l-JhoughPthey obeyed the instinct o£-.8o]frpreser.vatiou.rr-:~\V TM- . . - . . · _ .. . T f F A U L T .. :lf.aaySi.Us.e-tha,t;-was3ormally.iii vogue bad not been discardcd:by-the;i'efori« Board'of Education it would not., have'been necessary for the State Department of Labor and' Industry to order the High. School Auditorium closed agaiiist night gatherings until the emergency lighting system was put in order. In former days such details were re- ' ferred to the superintendent of schools. Under the new regime the property committee Is empowered to act. The committee was notified to do something last March. It failed. Result: The batteries operating the system were allowed to become useless. The department holds the superintendent responsible. Ho had nothing to do with it. The system is working again. The ban on night meetings has been lifted. Some new batteries were required. That was all--only a new heart. ' It would have been unfortunate had the inspector arrived the evening of the Legion minstrel. In the Day's News BrlcJ Comment un Current Cvcnu Here and There-- . Many times as you walked by -the lome of Mrs. Thomas R. Francis at East Apple street and Cottage avenue, on the avenue side, you may lave, noted an aged woman sitting by the radio, evidently deeply Interested in what poured forth from the speaker. Who was it? Mrs. James DaIloy,-92,-mothcr. of-.Mrs.. Francis, She passed peacefully on in her sleep Thursday night. Sh'e'found pleasure in lite up to the last hours. - Sorely tried, is ex-Dean Israel Noc. His "bishop'has deposed the fasting clergyman until he "gives, up his vagary" about going without fooc until he has merged the physical and spiritual planes of life--has become as he hopes, immortal without passing through the portal of death staring ' each of us In the face. Death or ascension tq~the "spiritual plane' without It is nearer. This is the 21st day o£ the fast. Elsewhere on this page will be found reference to a movement of cemetery associations to end Sunday funerals. Commending the movement the Washington Observer calls attention to- another phase. "Largo funerals ore becoming less tind less frequent, as people are becoming freed from morbidity or curiosity," I says. N'ol oniy that, but friends Jirc more and more taking to the practice of visiting stricken homes with their condolences before the funeral hour Also private liurial is being .more recognized "as in entire hnrmony with the propriety and more conducive to lessening the strain upon the bereaved," says the Observer. The cooking school is over. It I estimated that as many as 1,500 women attended Its sessions each 0 the three days. The many practica suggestions they carried away should promote happiness in .15 many home, for days and weeks to come--at leas until .the novelty of preparing foi friend husband and the rest thi delicious dishes the women learned to cook. Criminals take notice: Plans^havi been approved for the ' State'; "Alcatraz." the $2,000,000 escape proof penal Institution to be erected at Mount Grotna, Lebanon county Only adult criminals of the mos dangerous type will be housed a Mount Greta;;, but thc'c will b« room for nearly 600. Boys of way ward inclinations might also take note, that the State is getting ready to build a $2,500,000 Industrial school at White Hill, Cumberland county, to house 1,400. Situated on a 3,000- acre tract it will be :i fine place; one designed to develop delinquents into useful citizens. The Capital Whirl By International News Service. HARR1SBURG, Jan. 22.--A vital question which is becoming more mzzling every day with regard to 'cnnsylvania's fast-developing po- ilical picture is what'part organized abor will play In the forthcoming gubernatorial and senatorial cam- jaigns. Four years ago, the Democratic slate-makers solved this prob- cm by recommending Thomas Kcn- riedy, international vice-president of lie United Mine Workers ol Amcr- ca, for. the lieutenant governor candidacy, and this year, reports from Philadelphia indicate, labor'has again d- .nanded a position on the organization's slate. The report held specifically, that John L. Lewis, national head of the CIO and unofficial spokesman for organized labor in Pennsylvania, advised U. S. Senator Joseph F. Guffcy, a likely gubernatorial candidate himself, that labor expected a prominent spot on the State ticket in return.for Us support. It was generally believed that Kennedy would be labor endorsee for any favorable post that might be decided upon. While few expected the present lieutenant governor to receive any general backing for the governorship, manyi considered the possibility he may be promised the CJ. S. senatorial post Guftcy would have to vacate in the event he wins the-Chief Executive's chair. Should differences of opinion crop up between Lewis and the Democratic leaders, observers believed former Governor GUTord Pinchot, an announced candidate for the office he has occupied twice before, would renew his efforts to obtain the organized labor support. Pinchot has had repeated conferences with the CIO chief, but reliable sources insist he has met with no success. The race for the supcrintcndency of the schools of Fnyctto county is on, with the hat-tossing act of Representative Harry J. Brownfleld of Falrchancc. There seems to be no doubt that geniol James G. Robinson wil seek reelection. . Jim formerly called - Conncllsvlllc home. Both arc admittedly able men. The election will-be the flrst Monday of April. School directors of the county make the selection. Slate Democratic Chairman David L. Lawrence this week inaugurated a series of conferences with county chairmen and State committccraen for the purpose of crystallizing sentiment in the outlying districts of a State-wide ticket and local candidates for congressional and State legislative seats. While many observers believed the high command of thi State organization was desirous of Raining n cross-section of opinion from the local leaders others looked on the confcrcnccs-as merely a customary courtesy offeree the lesser chieftains. Meanwhile, the likelihood of Attorney General Charles J. Mnrgiott: becoming a candidate for the Democratic nomination In the spring primaries loomed as the sole Democratic obstacle in the path of Senator Gurtcy should the latter decide to accept the organization backing Marglott! so far has refused to say he will be a candidate. His only statement said he was "seriously considering" requests of individuals groups and organizations that he throw hlj hat Into the ring. The Attorney General is looked upon by most Administration lenders as a dangerous and unpredictable politico factor. They are divided however on the present status o£ his politico strength. Some claim he has gained ionsldcrably since 1934 when he polled 200,000 votes in the Republican primary. Others believe he has dropped some. What has been Pennsylvania's No 1 problem for more than a year may become one of the Nation's puzzles shouldvPresldent Roosevelt and Congress decide to try Governor Earlc's plan for nationalization of the hard coal industry. This week the question was as to the comparative merits of Federal or State ownership. However, at a conference Tuesday, the Governor and representatives of nil other Interested groups decided to seek Federal purchase providing ultl- amtely government ownership, control and regulation with private operation. By resorting to its traditional penchant for eating anything it comes across, we wonder why that 'goat which became trapped behind hay In n barn at Bear Rocks did not think to cat its way out, instead of suffering privation for two weeks. P e r h a p s its motherly Instinct prompted it to stay just where it was, for when rescued, nearly starved, it was nursing a new-born kid. Both mother and baby arc "doing finely." As Others Think ISIIERWOOD PROPOSED (Brownsville Telegraph.) If the Republican party of Pennsylvania expects to elect a governor, this year it must, first of all, elect an outstanding candidate. It must pick a man who can weld together factions of the party. It nust pick a man who commands State-wide respect.' It should pick a young man but one widely and favorably known. . Facing a firmly entrenched, smoothly functioning Democratic organization with millions of dollars at its command, the Republican party can win only if it is enthusiastically united behind its standard bearer. All this explains why mention of Attorney James E. Ishcrwood of Wayncsburg as a possible Republican candidate this week has attracted wide interest in southwestern Pennsylvania. Mr. Isherwood is not a politician. He does not think politically. That, we think, is · an asset. There are many indications that the people of this Commonwealth are growing pretty well fed up on professional politicians. He has never been identified with Republican factional strife. He cannot be labeled as a leader of either conservative or liberal factions. Because he has never been actively In Stale politics he has made no enemies. He is a young man with a new and fresh view point of view. A former State commander of the American Legion (and an outstanding one) he has appeared In every county of the Commonwealth these last few years. He is a young man and a polished speaker with a wide grasp of State problems. Of the other candidates thus far mentioned, the majority represent factional support. Former Governor Continued on Pago Five. Today in Washington By DAVID LAWRENCE " looked two. daughters, and we have no dog. A few minutes' visit to a hospital is one o£ the best ways I know to make one less discontented with his lot. One of life's agonies you just have to grin and bear is friends' "little adorablcs" reciting, or playing tlic piano, or singing, or, (and worst of all) tap dancing. Of all things! Mr. Cavalcantc intimating that politics arc'involvcd In certain civil service exams! How quickly one's feelings change; the more I think of Joe Guffey running for governor, the less I dislike Glt-ord Pinchot. And while on State elections, wouldn't anyone be more serviceable to us in the U. S. Senate than Jim Davis? As dearly as I love them, thoughts of buying a license, collar and leash, chasing it off chairs, divans and beds, brushing hairs from this and that, exercising it daily, bathing it, and last but not least, begging bones from the butcher, are just a few of the reasons why I am not the proud possessor of a stray mutt dog. In the long run, it's better to disappoint one's self, rather than a lot of friends. If you think the Three Stooges aren't really funny, or Stepin Fetchlt isn't actually lazy, Just sneak down to Pittsburgh and sec them all in person. Let's go to press. WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.--There seems to be a concerted movement afoot in Congress to cripple the National Labor^ Relations Board by depriving it "of needed appropriations. Notwithstanding the fact that the work of the board and its field offices has increased materially over the last fiscal year, the Senate Committee on Appropriations has made a major cut in. the board's request for funds. If Congress were really in an economical mood and were making drastic cuts in other appropriations, especially those of quasi-judicial agencies and commissions there would be little criticism to offer. But the truth is many members of Congress have their axes out for the Labor Board who do not venture to offer either a repeal 'or amendment of the act itself. To nsk an agency of the Government which is supposed to perform judicial functions to do so without tools or equipment is one way, of course, to paralyze it and nullify its efforts, but, not so long ago, there was 'a great hue and cry over the land because an effort was made to affect the highest court of the land by legislative action because its decisions were disliked. If Congress now adopts the precedent of breaking down the Labor Board by refusing to give it the necessary funds, especially when this is due to a dislike of the decisions of the board, It would not be Inconsistent in the future to reduce or abolish those Federal courts where the Judges were render- Ing opinions in .conflict with the desires of members of Congress. The facts and figures about the Labor Board's tremendous task of carrying out the law, as written by Congress in 1935, were revealed to the House Committee on Appropriations, and while an $80,000 cut, as compared with last year, was ordered, the bill as passed by the House does not hamper the Labor Board's continued operations. In the Senate committee, however, there has been an additional cut of $385,000 out of a total of $2,955,000 appropriated by the House, which is equal to what was spent In the fiscal year 1937, whereas the number of cases has more than doubled. In 1937, the number of cases of all kinds amounted for the full year, to 436, but there have been already 754 cases heard from, July 1 1 last to December 31 last--all these in only a half-year and with indications that, between now and July, the number will increase proportionately. If the Labor Board docs not get the money appropriated by the House, It will mean that the 31 field attorneys needed in addition to the 79 now on duty will not be available to handle the additional cases. Likewise, additional trial examiners will not be forthcoming, and fewer investigators will handle the complaints. What it all will result in Is a delay In acting on the cases, and when there develops a lacklog of litigation, so that labor organizations feel that it will take six months or more to get a decision, they will resort to strikes of various .kinds rather, than accept /the conciliatory processes which orten develop when questions of fact about majority representation or unfair labor practices are quickly disposed of in findings or rulings by the Labor Board. This correspondent has olten criticized rulings of the Labor Board, but, on the whole, believes that the-^t board is carrying out the letter as ,.' well as the spirit of the Wagner law and that the right. approach on the part of those who dislike the law is to prevail upon Congress to amend the act itself. An .examination of many of the cases before the board will reveal that trial examiners have, In some cases, conducted the hearings in a manner that leads to. charges of bios. If the examiners are«v lacking in judicial capacity it is a *simple matter for Congress to prescribe either that they have legal or judicial training or that they shall be guided by rules laid down by Congress. But to cripple the board by indirection is not calculated to bring labor peace and cut down the number of strikes which are such costly interruptions to the productive process. The list of items needed by the Labor Board was carefully examined by the bureau of the budget in the Treasury, and it is much easier to calculate sums required for a quasi- judicial agency with a definite docket of cases than It is to measure In advance the work of most government departments or agencies. It need not be a matter of guesswork at all. So, when a cut comes, it is obvious that, Continued on Page Five. O n e o f f h e f i r s t questions after any firo-- " fX r*? .'· WAS IT INSURED? Why not be sure that your property is properly and. adequately insured. C a l l this A g e n c y To-day. J. DONALD PORTER IXSURAXCJE ' First National Bank Connellsville, Pn. Stray Thoughts By S. M. DEHUFF The more powerful and luxurious they make airplanes, the more I like railroad trains. If you'll ever notice, spic and span homes, like glossy autos, are used but little. After all, experience gained on an assistant navy secretary job wouldn't help one to understand why millions of young men favored that Ludlow resolution. That 57-year-old chap who disappeared with on 18-year-old girl isn't foolin' me for one minute. If you want to make a prominent local man red hot with anger, just misspell his name. To Mrs. G. P.-Maybe you're right about the Legion show, but you're wrong about my family, for you- completely -over- Paramount Theatre TODAY ONtY Fred Scott ":. --In-- ' The Fighting Deputy' '--Ulus-Cartoon 'ows · '-Also on the Screen "-'·--Chapter Two-"Wild West Days" '".:·· . .Starring Johnny Mack Brown M5XT M O N D A Y A M » TUESDAY Three Stooges in 'BACK TO THE WOODS' News Cartoon A. Notopoulos TuMlx Theatre Cheer Time! Thrill Time! Love Time! """""·V* t- s *f " ^*P .iiiKp.te^ . ''·**'** J \ X L . ttfM ,, ·ShcX, p- . S23K 1 ***~*i S V ' 4 TWENT.Y-.ONE GUNS..'.and a million cheers..-. for the blazing thrills of Navy football...and the love story of Annapolis :...where ship-mates...grid-mates...fight' it out for the girl only one could have!. THOUSANDS IN ITS CAST! with R O B E R T Y O U N G J A M E S S T E W A R T LIONEL BARRYMORE .Florence RICE · Billie BURKE Tom Samuel S. Paul Bamett BROWN · HINDS · KELLY · PARKER Screen Play by George Bruco * A Sam Wood Production Produced by Sam Zimbalist IT'S EXCITING!! ·A. . Jeuo- , (/Qluuii/n- Also. IT'S SPECTACULAR!! IT'S GOT EVERYTHING!! - r ' O M K D V -- S K L U C T K n SHOUTS -- r.ATKST N E W S -- CAUTOON ·C--

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