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LAST E DITION P R ,CE 2 The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. VOL. 37, NO. 72. The Weekly Courier, Foxindccl July 17, 1879. The Daily Courier. Founded November 10. 1902. | Merged I July 18, 132ft. CONNTDLLSVILLE, PA., SATURDAY EVISN1NO, FEBRUARY -1, 3039. TEN PAGES. SPANISH LOYALISTS MAY BE DOOMED BY DEFEATS * * * * * * * * * * * * * * FLOOD River Reced After Reaching Danger Stage Necessary to Evacuate Only Two Families After General Warning Had Been Given. 16-FOOT CREST NOT ATTAINED Threat o£ a serious flood condition on the lower West Side and at various low points along the Yoiighio- gheny River passed during the night as the swollen waters of the usually placid stream began to recede after having climbed just above flood stage here Friday night. Only two families in North Seventh street evacuated their homes as water surrounded the houses. At Lay- ion, West Newton and other river communities cellars were reported to have been filled with water but none left their homes as the flood reached its crest around 10:30 o'clock Friday night. The peak of the Youghioglieny in Connellsville was 13:40 teet, record- Child Trys to Wash Doll Clothes; Arm Caught in Wringer UNIONTOWN, Feb. 4.--Susonnc, three-year-old daughter o£ Postmaster and Mrs. N. E. Lyons of Lake Lynn, attempted to use the family's electric washer to wash her doll WPA Workers Want Congressional Probe of Firings Special to The Courier. UNIONTOWK, Feb. 4.-- Kcsolulions condemning ''dismissal of labor supervisors fay WPA officials and politicians," were drawn up at a meeting of discharged workers and others in the old Second National Bank Building Fr day night. About 200 attended the protest rally. One of the resolutions requests i "Congressional investigation into the wholesale firing of WPA labor supervisors in the Fayette area." A c'ommitteu headed by John F. Rones', former Kennedy campaign manager in the county, will confer Tuesday with U. S. Senator Joseph F. GufTey in Washington and later "formally present. ,a request for a clothing and started the machine, i congressional inquiry." Roney said. Her arm was caught in the wringer and drawn up to the elbow as she was placing the doll clothing in. Her screams biough her mother who stopped the mechanism. Pittsburgh Escapes With Little Damage Making the trip w i t h Koney \vill be Max Krcll of Perryopolis, Michael Lucia o£ Eversori, John Hozincc of Perryopolis, Joseph Campbell of Uniontown, Edward Lane of Exert-on, Rugic Rose of Allison, Emmctt Shaw of Union town and John Lazaran of Killer. The conferees went on record as condemning "the employment of men and women by the WPA who have adequate means of support, or whose families could support them.V New Stinger for Albion By United Press. PITTSBURGH, Feb. 4. -- Pittsburgh's rivers surged passed flood ed at 10:30 o'clock last night, which s ' a S° toda y b u t sub-freezing temper- compared with the high water mark j atures and thc cnd ° : 36 h ° u « rains of 14:58 feet shown in 1938. It was and s ?°Jf 0 Xf r ' ne , watersheds were expected to check the city's first 1030 flood before damage of any extent is done. With the river levels touching flood stage of 25 feet hc.-e 8:30 A. M., Weatherman \V. S. Brotzman estimated the rivers may crest in Pittsburgh at 26 or 26 \'z feet about 2 P. M. The streams feeding into ihe Ohio here were falling upstream this morning. The Youghiogheny River crested ot West Newton nt 4 A. M., the Monongahela began dropping at Greensboro at 2 A. M. and "stoncy Creek and rivers began receding. These were the rivers which had threatened Pittsburgh with flood conditions High water shut down river COL! mines along the Monongah-ila and Youghiogheny rivers late yesterday but the mines were expected to be back in operation next week. only a fraction of a foot over the city's flood stage of 13 feet. The local stage, however, was not serious when compared with the St. Patrick's Day flood o£ 1936 when the river reached a depth of 20.85 feet, highest ever reported here. Official Weather Observer H. F. Atkins had anticipated a 36-foot flood stage in Connellsville and families on the West Side's waterfront were warned yesterday alter" noon to be prepared to leave their homes if the rise continued. However, when the thermometer took a drop the freeze retarded the thaw in the mountains and checked the rise. The river reading at 8:45 P. M. showed 13.32 feet r.nd at 10:30 P. M. it was 13.40 feet, the peak. At 7 A. M. today the river had fallen to 12.01 feet and at 8:30 A. M. stood at 11.70. .. It was going down at the rate of .3 of a foot an hour. The fall rate was expected to increase as the day wore on. Mr. Atkins' figures showed a sluge of 12.42 feet at 5 P. M. Friday and two hours later it was 13.04 feet. At 8:45 P. M., Confluence had a Youghiogheny Hiver reading of 10.04 feet which compared with the 1938 high of 11.06. Precipitation in the city from 7 A. M. Friday to the same hour today was .74 of an inch. The snowfall was .62 ot an inch. The mercury took a drop to 21, 11 under freezing during the night, nfter having climbed to 47 during the day. At 10 A. M. today the thermometer showed 25 and it was rising. Reports hud it that about hall a dozen roads in Fayette, Somerset and Greene counties had for a time been inundated but the receding waters permitted traffic to continue without a hitch. A road below Fnyette City was under water while Route 53 at Confluence was inundated. Confluence schools were dismissed at noon so that the bus schedule could be conducted without interruption from hiph waters. ^ However, for the most part the loss was very small. Defer Parking Meter Action. Members ot Ligonier Council has deferred action on the parking meter proposal. Bunion Derby Promoter Dies LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4.-- Death ended today the fabulous sports promotional career of Charles C. I'yle, the Midwestern Midas who sola America Suzanne Lenglen. Haiold Floods in Ohio Valley; Tornado Sir Kinpslpj* Wood, minister for air In the British cabinet, tries the latest i'i machine puns destined foe use in Britain's new bombing 1 planes. The ntw gun has nn automatic movable turret enabling the gunner to cope with high speed combat planes in shifting- his position for aim. »-- B . ^ x y / I ^ . I I V ~ « ^ N ^ _ j . - _ Hits in South : Ch ' na Ma * , Get American Loan Of $15,000,000 By ED \VIZHKMAN United Pic.-.:. Staff Conuspom PITTSBURGH, Feb. 4 -- T h e of the seasonal floods struck the Ohio ' and Tennessee River vallpy They Germany lo Lef Up Moleslaiions Of Jewish Race Gerona Falls; Last Defenses Being Battered No Change In U. S. Position On Sales of Planes By United Press. LONDON, Feb. 4. -- Diplomatic quarters reported today that Gcr- Il£iS At Cincinnati, the Hod Ci os m o b i l i z i n g on a d..'-n^t( v r basis and 50 C H U N G K I N G . Feb. 4 --l.'.p, boats \vero standing by ;o respond to airplanes d i n n i ^ d hundi-rcK oT de- c-nils for hdp. I molitmn and incenni.iry bombs to- licrc 1 , t h e Ohio wa.i fXjK'clea to i;if I day on Keu';y.,n£ ;iml W.mbsien m two foot abovt; tliu 23-foot flood '-UiKt S/.ui-hurm province. this morning. ! Early rcpurUs biuci W.mhMon \v; t Tornadoes ;iL'(_'on"ipanu'd di I n f i i n ^ ' almost dontroyod. xviih rjMinHif'S of. thunders,torrr.s in the south Th towns were damaged tV,t-rday. Columbia, S. C.. Lagrangf, Ga.. and Philadelphia, Miss. Although none- died ir. the tornadoes, 21 v.-fi c ,n.- 3'ured and dozens oC rurai wei t h a n 1.000. C.i'.uultu'.s in K'.veiy.-mn; were estimated at 400 The cleMrur.cJon was believed to be the gi ca'.est in ;my raid of the war. . (Red) Grange, mid the transcon- ( ?_ a . yj ;_ tinonlaj "Bunion Derby" of 1928. Pyle died hist night at the home in which he had spent the past eight years in semi-retirement. In ap- Thetis deeding upon J TWO injured AS imc Lit,is ravaged by the 1S37 flood. '· Cars Crash Near Star Juncfion parently sound health, he was striik- en with heart, disease and died two hours Jaler. He was 57. For 30 years Pyle conceived and executed the bizarre ventures which lifted him from the obscurity of a Midwestern theatre manager into an international figure who turned everything he touched to gold. Pyle gloried in the unique. It was this flair that enabled him to leave his imprint on the field o£ sport. Its seriousness Will depend mainly upon itimpeu.lures in ihe areas of norlhetn headwaters the next few rm weather there would swamp the rivers with mtUed ice and snow but continued tem- peratujcs would delay the onrush. Loses Driver's License. GREENSBURG, Feb. 4.--Motorists who lost their operators privileges in Westmoreland county far various infractions of the motor code induce. George Sokol o£ Jacobs Creek, failure to maintain proof of financial responsibility. 'KEMTUCKY TOWN HAS $40,000 DAMAGE FROM FLOODED CREEK By United Press. MIDDLEBORO, Ky.. Fob 4.--Yellow creek dumped a five-foot wn.ll or water through the town, flooding 20 blocks of homes and stores. Djni- ngc \\afc e^Jmutecl at $40.000. Th? snowfall :nr;uuicd eight .nch- cs yesterday Pt fC\.insvj!k\ InH . jnd C;.iro. 111., ;ind r.iin^ nie.isurcd 3 88 inches in u 24-hour period al Steal n^, Ky., 2.02 mei:\s at Kncxvillc, 2 (·! inches at Memphis. At Foil Smith, Ark., there was five inches of snow. The Kentucky, Cumberland and s I-icking rivers were rising slcadiiy .iiid Kentucky police hnd reports ol .-coics of families leaving the low- lands. The Mississippi. uutlL'l for all the \ nteiT. st.ll was showing no appreciable rise but the Weather Bureau at Ca'io. !11., predicted it would reach flood Mat;e of 3-1 feet by February 11. No c i c - l was piL'uicU'd. .M W.i^'iinglon. !!it Pofnm.ii' l\-.d n-^c-n si 1 ;.!!)!;, and p;n kwn . in ft:)!. 1 !; Creek we e Hooded V n d clo.-.ed lo irafrk. We.iiher Bureau niliciii .-, llu"-e no danger to the Wargo Held for Court On Charge of Operating Disorderly House Here Arraigned before AldctiTian Sru'ah R. Cohen oil the; Wt-.-i Sidu Friday 7iight on a ehnrge uf maintaining a disorderly housu, Andy "Wai go, proprietor ot" the European Cafe- in South Water street, was ordered held for (he March leim of court under $300 bond. Assistant County Detective Wilbert N. (PatsyJ Mirierd, who signed the infoimntion, testified against Wargo New Guillotine Operator Chops Off First Head REN'NKS, Louis'' DCS France, Feb. -"Big Fourneaux, taking the exL'L-utjijner'r* job of ihe Lite Henri Aiuituk 1 Dc.blcr, chopped op; the head of murderer Maurice Pilorge today will) inc late master's No. 2 guillotine, the collapsible job Deiblcr used for ; Great Britain.- By LYLE C. WILSON United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.--Despite divergent interpretations of President Roosevelt's foreign policy, ther was every indication today that the Administration would continue to cooperate with European democracies seeking to buy fighting planes on the American market. President Roosevelt restated his foreign policy yesterday in four points. No point conflicted with continued cooperation with potential customers for American-made planes so long as they pay cosh. On the contrary, he said there had been no change in his foreign policy and would be none. Chairman Key Pittman, D., Ncv., of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chosen by the President lo convey his press conference remarks to the Senate, .subsequently issued a statement which said that an "equal balance of military power" in Europe was the only bulwark f\£amst world war. Mrs, Roosevelt's newspaper column, "My Day," defended plane sales to France, saying that France j was a natural customer for American fighting planes because she could produce only 100 craft a month while Germany was building 3,000. The published statements that he hnd loM Senate Military Affairs Comm.tteemen the American defense line now v,as on the Rhine or in France, Mr. Rooseveli characterized "a deliberate He,*' lie told his pre^s conference he did not doubt the ! statement had been made to reporters by some person professing to know what had transpired at the committee conference and suggested that newspapermen produce the "boob* 1 who hnd misled them. But confusion about wnat has been said in the secret conference continues to prevail here because senators themselves disagree on what j they heard and on the extent to which Mr. Roosevelt's policy restatement covered the ground gone over while the committee was at the White House Tuesday. A canvass of comm itiee members obtained conflicting versions some of which still contained references to France and Republican Army Being Forced Into Trap Along French Frontier and Sea; Situation Desperate. WARSHIPS BLOCK RETREAT BY WATER By United PresjS. PERPIGNAN, Feb. 4.--The Spanish nationalists, driving the republican army into a trap along the French frontier and the sea, occupied Gerona at 10:30 A. M. today and battered at the last republican defense line along the river Ter. Gerona is 52 miles northwest of Barcelona and 34 miles from the French border. It had been selected as the temporary republican capital hardly a week ago. The river Ter runs from east to west, roughly 30 to 35 miles from the frontier. The nationalists were driving in two main columns, one along the highway ncqr the coast,' which runs north through Gerona to Figueras and the border, and thy other along the inland highway to the west which runs from Vich, already captured. provincial n merits. Two pei ,sf. ns \VL re i n j urccl, or.p seriously and as many automobiles were badly damaged in an accident. snortly before noon Friday on Route 71!, three miltis south of Sinr Junction. Harry G.iiner, n5, of -500 Stephens street, is n patient nt Connellsville Slate Hospital suffering from a possible fracture of tho ^kull, contusions of (he head. "Kicfintion of the Tore- head nbovo the left eye znd abrasions of tin 1 c'hc'L'k. 1 IG WHS reported to have f-penL a good night. Gnint'r w;is a passeivor in a roadster oporntod by Edmund R. Butts, 21, 01 Green street. Butts suffered a fractured nose. The muchinc collided with n coupe operated by John D. Rock, 21, of after which presentation t l ie alder-' Clah ' ton - leveling cast. Butts' coupe, accord.n« to Ststc Motor Policemen K. E. S m i t h ancl H. A. Russell, skidded on the wet highway. man ordered him held Tor court action. The case grew out of a raid on Wargo's establishment m which 80 inmates wore arrested as a detail oC JO city, county and SUite officers descended on the plate. Wnrgo also is being held under ! bond on t charge of violating the , to the Butts cnr was estimated at $200 and that to the Rocks machine nt S30U. Hospital I'aticnts. Mrs. Clarabnlle Cooper of Layton, State beverage act, it being claimed j Charles Miller of Second street, South sold beer although without 2 " lie license. U. S. Sends Army Bomber to Chile Wilh Medicine Connellbville, and Theresa Jaku- bowfiki ol Painter street, Everson, have been admitted to Connellsville State Hospital for treatment. DU.S apparently, the job of official executioner p.i.^ed from the Deiblcr f:.mily a f t e r 120 year*. DeuJcr lor n Jong t:mc regarded hip lanky son-in-law, And'.e Pcrricr, his official hen*. In recent months, it wd« kvirned. he picked instead his nephew, Andre Obrecht. But Obrecht weakened He found that the more executions he attended, the sicker lie was made by each one. Fourneaux arrived last night with the 1 No. 2 guillotine. Pilorge, who murdered a rich Mexican at Dinard, hnd won an extra day of life because of Deibler'b de*ilh Thursday. He was not thankful. He hnd written to President Albert Lebrun, repudiating an appeal for reprieve his lawyer bad J made. He said to his guards last j night, us the guillotine was erected: '·If you don'L hurry I'll find a way to kill someone else.'' "He was irnpei turbablc this morning, but refused to hurry. "I never thought I'd have so many people at my uwalcenmg," he said after a priest, a doctor and a jailer awakened him. He took communion, but donned a dunce cap which he hud made of a newspaper, ns he walked to the chapel. Just when Fourneaux gave the word that all I was ready. Pi large complained: "Where's my breakfast?" Operations were suspended while he drank a bowl of milk dosed with rum, "This The We'aiher Sunday biTcming By L m t c d 1' L A N C M A " FIELD, Va Fco. -1 -Capital, although the river was seven I A U. S. A:my'e the fee! above normal at Chain bridge, j biggest bomber--toolc ofT early today " ·--·'-- ·-' T s · "- · · · £ 01 . a 4^ ( )o rpi),, aiglH t 0 Chile carrying medical suppli^.. lor oar.h- victims three miles above Lincoln Memorial. At the Memorial, mches pbm e normal, was only six Fair tcvi ilouclx si'*; v. e.iihcr foiec-dst for Wi.-~ii.-n .--.vivar.ia. 'icmpiM-alurc lU'coi-tl. 1.130 Maximum . . . -17 Minimum . 21 Mean 3 The President and a group of, senators were headed toward showdown on foreign policy and publicity of secret discussion of armaments spies to European democracies. Senator 11. Styles' Bridges, R., N. H., demanded that members of the Senate Military Affairs Committee be freed to tell their versior. o£ thtir secret discussion with the President. "i nm absolutely opposed to any more secret meetings," Bridges said. "J say lift the lid on secrecy. "I attended the meetings with the President. I have been bound and feel 1 um now bound to secrecy. But if the PrcMdcnl can'tell his version of what was said at the meeting, members of the Military Affairs Committee should have the t-'gbt to give their versions." Other interested senators spoke similarly but were reluctant to permit use of their names. prison i um--it's too good," he commented. They started to take him out to the prison yard but he demanded a final cigarel. "Hurry up. you're los ng time," Fourneaux chided h i m Miners' Examining Board To Hold Two Hearings Next Week The Bituminous Miners Examining' Board of which Ear) Miller of Indian Itead is chairman will conduct two examinations next week, it was announced today by Secretary Earl Vucish. The other dates have been cancelled. The board will be in ihe school auditorium at Crucible Tuesday and i in the first aid room at Nemacolin I ^Vednesday. By LOUIS WALTER United Press Staff Correspondent PERPIGNAN, French-Spanish Frontier, Feb. 4.--A series of staggering and possibly decisive defeats threatened the Spanish loyalists in Catalonia today as the nationalists drove mercilessly ahead with the combined weight of land, air and sea forces. Loyalist government leaders had begun to evacuate' Figueras. only 15 miles from the French frontier, to seek a safer haven. United Press dispatches direct from loyalist territory said the key city of Seo de Urgel. in northwestern Catalonia might be lost today. ( Loyalist press dispatches said that · hundreds'" of bodies lay in the ruins of Figueras after hours of almost unceasing airplane bombardments. United Press dispatches put the unofficial estimate of casualties at 50 killed and 200 wounded. All that was certain was that the nationalists were advancing on every front, that there was no sfgnMhat they could .be -stopped short_of"ihe frontier, and that catastrophe threatened the loyalist army in Catalonia The bombardment of Figueras disrupted completely the hastily -organized emergeniy government establishment and the nationalist armies save the embattled loyalists no time to organize a real defense. Again it was suggested that the idea of the new loyalist stand was really to nrmit an orderly retreat, into France and give the republican government time to evacuate to central Spain and carry on the war from there. Nationalists were pressing in eastward from the Berga area to confine the loyalists closer and closer into a liny corner of Catalonia, so that they would have to surrender, retreat into France or go into' the Meditteranean. But nationalist warships were closing in nlong the coast. As the insurgents advance up the coast, the warships moved up from port to port, bombarding. And nil the time great fleets of nationalist airplanes bombed towns r.nd loads. !·· the noon i "y:.y, wite guy. if you we I- e in my Penn- ] place you wouldn't be in suca a ' l u a . y , 1 ' Pilgore retorted. As the new executioner's aides cut IS38 53 35 4-J oft his coat collar and tied his wristSj Pilorge said: "Go easy there, I don't want my skin cut." 'Will Reduce MilU"c GREENSBORO, Feb. 4.--Redtic- uon ot one mill in the tax levy in Westmo.-eiand county appeared iike- ly as county officials uegati reviewing the government's llnunces sr.a prepared the budget. The nvllage now is eight and a cut of jue would make it seven, toe lowest in 20 years. V. F. W. Dinner Will Be Held This Evening Details have been completed lor the annual banquet o£ Walter E. Brown Post, Veterans oE Foreign Ware, at 8 o'clock tonight in the din- ingroom o£ the First United Brethren Church in Lincoln avenue. There will be a large number o£ distinguished visitors, headed by Congressman James E. Var.Zandt of Altoona and Robert C. Woodside of Pittsburgh, boih former command- crs-in-chipf of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Members will meet at the post home in South Pittsburg street prepared to leave at 7:30 o'clock for the ehm-ch as the dinner will be served promptly at 8 o'clock.

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