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PAGE POUR. THIS DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1939. iathj THE COURIER COMPANY _!..... Publishers James J. Driscoll President and General Manager R. A. IDonegan ,, _.,, _ Secretary and Treasurer Walter S. Stimmel Editor James M. Driscoll Associate Editor J. Wylie Driscoll _ 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; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Postoffice, Connellsville, Pa. SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 4, 1039 FOOLISH REMARK A BOOMERATVG Governor W. Lee O'Daniel of Texas fully deserves the denunciation that has been heaped upon him since his postponement of the execution of a Negro -who had killed a while man in order that the condemned man might suffer that much longer for the crime. Elected to the highest office in the gift of the people of the Lone Star State, on a "golden rule" platform, O'Daniel has "been found lacking ·wholly in the principle he preaches. It possibly -was a publicity stunt. If it was it failed entirely of its purpose, for from all parts of the commonwealth came bitter criticism. Almost without exception newspapers regarded the governor's act as a disgrace to the state. More outspoken were ministers, who called it an outrage The press and the clergy represent a fair cross section. A foolish statement has greatly reduced the popularity of the executive. So far as reported the only favorable reaction came from the condemned himself. Par from being penalized by having to "stare death in the face" for 30 clays longer, he's "thankful the governor has put off" the fatal day. As to O'Daniel he'll have a hard time squaring himself. Just a few months ago he was elected by the largest majority ever given a gubernatorial candidate in the state. PAILKfG NEARLY UNIVERSAL Youth sees and 3s deeply impressed by conditions that fail to draw more than passing attention from the busy elders. Parents and' friends attending the Perry High School graduation in Pittsburgh a recent night had this fact brought home to them in a startling manner by the farewell speech of a 17-year-old girl graduate who called attention to the Northside section's failure to Interest itself in civic affairs. Pointing to neglected slum areas, lack of playgrounds In many sections, overcrowded living conditions, "decrepit" · trolley cars and an over-abundance of saloons, the girl, Miss Jean Doehla, chided her hearers for permitting them. "Conditions on the Northside today can be traced, directly to a kind o£ inertia and lack of interest of the people who live here," the girl graduate said. "The civic spirit here is remarkably low. For some reason or other, we have come to look upon what used to be the thriving city of Allegheny as merely a means of crossing the river to Pittsburgh. There are very few meetings held to bolster the pride we should have in our community or to discuss changes which might be made for-tlie betterment of it." Northside, Pittsburgh, is not alone in the conditions Jean Doehla described. Nor are boys and girls less given to talcing note of these things in their own environment. TOM MOOSEY, ISGRATE Through all the 22 years Tom Mooney was in prison after conviction on a charge of participating in the 1916 Preparedness Day bombing outrage in a San Francisco street his wife remained faithful to him. She fought unceasingly to have him freed. She managed to make her own living. She dreamed of the day when Tom would return and they might resume their .home .life together. No one was as happy as Rena Mooney when the election of a California governor favorable to his cause gave practical assurance .he would be freed. It may have been she had some misgivings when, released from San Quintin, Tom did not evidence any outstanding gratitude. The excitement of the occasion might have accounted for that. Now she knows. -Tom has tired of her. He wants a divorce. Admirers of a courageous woman will glory in her spunk in refusing to even consider it. Having, as she says, given him her best years she's determined "he shall not discard me now." Just when a lot of people thought Mooney had disappeared from the newspaper pages, he bobs up again, only when his faithful helpmate reveals he has tired of her, laying bare her sorrow when threatened with removal from a relief project, because "Tom is out of prison and can support you." MORE ABOUT SUPER-HIGHVfAY · Recent word from the office of Governor James indi- cates'lie will probably fall 'into line with the construction of the "dream highway" from Pittsburgh to Carlisle, or as it is usually referred to; Harrisburg. There is strong support generally for the construction, inasmuch as it is being financed by the Federal Government. Something that has not been given much attention. however, is the apparent lack of sufficient points of entrance and exit along the route. While essentially a through route, it should be made available to motorists along its course without the necessity of long trips to find entrances and exits. Probably the Government is looking at the project more with the idea of its extension to the Atlantic Seaboard and its emergency possibilities in time of war. 'What motorists want is a first-class peacetime highway. To that end it should' be made accessible at frequent intervals. CAN KASHA" BEAT FIRST XADY lli-s. Franklin D. Roosevelt says she never feels exhausted no ma tier-how late her Lours ;'· that she's ahyays up. by S:'SO for the family .breakfast;" .that, she is: not addicted to naps during the day to bolster her strength. In that she has. nothing on tie average, housewife. Many a Connellsville woman keeps late hours and is up long before 8:30. In fact most of them are not only up but have breakfast out of the way and the dishes washed by that time. And a lot of them never find time for naps during the day. What is more, they do manual labor. Mrs. Roosevelt is free from that daily duty. Aside from \vritirig, her most exacting task is knitting. STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. CAN IT BE DONE? The fundamental teaching of the Christian relV.on is so audacious and daring that one wonders how sensible people could ever be persuaded to believe it. For the fundamental Christian belief if after all just this: That a few people who really believe Jesus Christ and are willing to follow Him can transform the world. Call It insanity all you have a mind to. Laugh af. it, persecute it, try to scourge it out of men's minds; this conviction--seemingly impossible (o achieve--is the greatest driving force in human society today. Take that hope out of men's hearts, and you rob the world of its moral and spiritual power. A few consecrated followers of the preaching Carpenter of Nasareth have been pulling down the strongholds of evil for twenty centuries now and budding into men's souls the hope ,'of a better wor'.d. What seems a hopelesss dream is constantly being taken up in the loving hands of God imd molded into achievement. The first thing we have to do to make it work ie to believe it. When we believe it hard enougn, we can make it work in spite of difficulties. rights reserved--abson Newspaper Syndicate. What's What At a Giance By CHARLES P, STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.--Inasmuch as (from all official accounts) Uncle Sam is 100 per cent determined to keep out of the next overseas \var, what the heck does he care as to the various other countries' respective abilities to stand the wear and tear ot the certainly threatening impending major foreign conflict, in the spring or thereabouts? Weil, he docs care, anyway. One hears plenty of speculation on the subject in stnte, war and navy departmental circles. It is not mere academic curiosity, cither. It is based on the supposition that Uncle Siimuel not be able to stay on the sidelines in tho ever.t of a fresh big clash in the old world--not if the rumpus Is very long continued. Sidelight The unexpected and sudden death of Mrs. Joseph A. Lerew %vas not only a staggering blow lo her husband but a shock to a wide circle of friends who believed her recovering f r n m the effects of injuries not considered dangerous in an automobile accident. The wife or the track and Acid coach ot the High School, Mrs. Lcrew naturally shared in the public interest that is attached to his work. But in her own right she occupied a place of prominence in nffnirs, particularly the Order of Eastern Star, of which she was worthy matron, the presiding officer, and in her church, the Lutheran. The sympathy of tiie community noes out to Mr. Lerew. to their little daughter, Margaret Jane, and to the others in the family circle. As Others Think HITLER'S IDEA OF PEACE (Washington Star.) Jf Hitler's Reichstag speech was designed to reflect Germany's will to peace, as it purported to do, it would be highly instructive to a jittery world to know in just what terms the fuehrer would couch a Nazi manifesto o£ wax-. Throughout six years o£ dictatorial and oratorical exuberance, there have never fallen from the chancellor's lips more truculent or provocative words. lEWS THE WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.--Despite all the talk you hear about neutrality legislation there probably will not be , any this session. The Administration' His allegation that Germany's col- ; cannot get anything it would take on onies were "stolen" from her, his this subject through either house of imperious demand for their restoration, his categorical affirmation that in any war waged against Italy, for any reason, Germany will be found at her side, his warning that Germany will tolerate no interference "in matters concerning us alone" -evidently a reference to international protest agninsl anti-Semitic barbarities -- all these fulminations, comprising the high notes of a harangue which lasted two hours and a quarter, Commerce Department official reports show no improvement whatever in exchange restrictions against U. S. products in Latin America since the Lima conference. Commerce's own ..... »^,~ ,,-,,.. headlines read: "Argentina--no im-^ Congress, and has discovered it by j provement"; "Chile--exchange situa-. careful checking. It may, therefore, (ion unsatisfactory"; Brazil -- ex- permit existing law to expire, figuring change for later maturities'." nothing is better than something for I These mean that Argentine ex- the purposes of what legislators now I change control continues practically are calling "Mr. Roosevelt's private I to shut oft American trade; that Chile foreign policy." at the end of January had failed to grant about $4,000,000 of applications for Sterling and dollar pur- The Senate move to smoke out Mr. Morgenthau's handling of the 52,000,000,000 stabilization fund is being made not only to expose what he has combined to turn the fuehrer's sixth! done in Europe-^but to stop what is being privately planned in South America. The Treasury Secretary's two South American emissaries (employes he borrowed from the State Department trade agreement division) are anniversary address to his puppet parliament into a .demonstration which was the complete antithesis of peace. It was an unblushing apotheosis of wnr. Hitler has but aggravated the Munich, instead apprehension thai of ushering in an era of peace, raiiod the curtain on an epoch of force fis the arbiter or international destinies. As to colonies, Hitler now leaves chases, and that Brazil, friendliest of the Latins, has adopted a peculiar practice. Brazil will grant 30-day clearances to importers of American goods who deal with the bank of Brazil, but others must wait three months, without interest. As this arrangement is working out, the U. S. is better ofT than other nations dealing with Brazil, but no one here is now on their way back. Preceding, very happy about other Latin pros- them here are confirmed reports that they have ideas stabilization fund about using to facilitate the ex- ! Albert J. Buttermore, who died tills _ u . - .- .. , , (week at West Palm Beach, Flo., at This coming war. If it eventuates, 6g injuries suffered anSCautomobiIc ^i'dent. was the onjy commis;:ioncd omccr o£ old Com- manifestly start between the totalitarian: (Germany, Italy and maybe Japan) and the European democracies (Britain and France). Unprepared, Vacillatinff? Now, it is common talk that Britain and France are militarily, navally and aerially unprepared in comparison with Germany and Italy. It likewise is notorious that the London and Paris governments are vacillating and timid, whereas Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini, being dictators, are fixed to. act promptly and vigorously. Assume that the Berlin-Rome "axis," by virtue of speed, should get change and promote credits. pany D of the "Fighting Tenth" Pennsylvania Infantry to be w o u n d - j that German-American relations have ed in the* battle of Matate. in the! suilcred from "a campaign of de- no more room for d.oubt that unless [ No one professes to know the de- Great Britain and France "redistrib- j tails yet, but senators are determined ute" th'.'sc on the basis of "fairness j to break up any inside expansion ot and common sense," Germany w i l l ! stabilization fund policy'which would not shrink from force to recover 1 i use the fund for trade instead of territory of which she was "robbed." | purely dollar-protection purposes. He described colonies us a life and dc-nth issue for the Reich, as sources of raw materials, ns outlets for surplus population and us markets for export produce. The fuehrer's references to the United States were along anticipated lines. He repudiates "any American intervention in German affairs," thunders that the United Slates has "n!uickL-d" Germany, and charges pects. You may have surmised it -was something of a shock to Agricultural Adjustment Administrator E v a n s when he opened the mail one morning this week and found a letter from "the conference of wheat farmers" suggesting the AAA program was Continued on Page Eignt. BUSINESS HOLDING STEADY Babson Says Activity Twenty Per Cent Above Last Year. Philippine campaign, July 31, 18D8. He was then second lieutenant and was in the thick of the fight, the regiment's bap'.ism of (ire. Before the regiment sailed for home in the late summer of that year he promoted to first lieutenant. famation carried on to serve obvious political and financial interests." He By ROGER W. BABSON BABSON PARK, Fla., Feb. 4.-Despite the latest war scare, business is running along at the same level as a month ago. Because the sharp gains of the fall have not continued, however, many people are disappointed. They have asked me if I brackets Secretary Ickes with An- j am ju ,.' t as optimistic as I was on Ihony Eden, Winston Alfred Duff Cooper was 1 war," Finally, Hitler Previously, for 10 years beginning with 1888, Lieutenant Butlermore had - , served in the National Guard. He the jump on Britain and France,' o fy cl - e d his service- when the Spanish with every prospect of licking them j War b , oko oct and was mus | ercd in quickly and permanently. Could the again in May o£ j 898 . The reglm. ' United States stand that?--leaving us embarked from San Francisco the only surviving democracy?--also leaving the totalitarians dangerously free to "make medicine" in Latin America? ' It seems as if we should almost have to lend a hand to European democracy. Chamberlain and Daladicr. State departmental functionaries are as reticent as oysters, discussing the situation. Nevertheless, it is no secret (hot they consider Premier Chamberlain of England as a mighty cautious Cnot to say cowardly) statesman. They are sore on him, too, for declaring that America will be found alongside John Bull and France if war does come; they think he took a great deal on himself to speak for Uncle Samuel. Premier Daladier, in Paris, is given credit for adequate nerve, but it is reckoned that he is hamstrung by uncertainty as to Chamberlain's dependability. Still, Britain is calculated to have tremendous powers of resistance in the long run. Chamberlain can be chucked into the discard and perhaps J. Bull can put up a glorious fight, as he did the last time. France hasn't equal fund imental strength, but it isn't to be sneezed at. On the opposite hand, how about Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini? There are peeps that the fuehrer has formidable discontent at home to count on--discontent that his censorship has smothered, but that would be sure to manifest itself furiously on early June and arrived In Bay July 17. in Manila Walter E. Brown of Vanderbilt, for whom the local post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars is named, was the only member of Company D killed in the Malate engagement. Others wounded besides Lieutenant Buttermore included First Sergeant Samuel V. TJlsh of Connellsville, Sergeant Alva RI. Walters ot Waltersburg and Privates Charles E. Maloy, Joseph E. Shaw, Albert R. Louden, Harry L. Bishop and Matthew J. Welsh of Connellsville, Alva Snyder of Vanderbilt and Charles W. Wallace of Broad Ford. Churchill and | "apostles of "warns" the United States to "keep her hands off German trade with South America." Making full allowance for internal chest - thumping necessities -- for, while not tottering, the totalitarian regime is far from being that tower of stability and invulnerability which the fuehrer depicts it--Hitler's address is undeniably bellicose. He has now proclaimed afresh that the Fascist powers, marching shoulder to shoulder, arc determined to take by force what they cannot get by intimidation. There is only one answer to that Neanderthaloid doctrine. That is, for the democratic, non-aggressive nations to continue ceaselessly, by day and by night, and with every ounce of their superior strength, to meet by New ·Yes.' heavy; cement and brick sales are good, and orders for structural steel are propping operations In the whole steel industry. Moreover, I expect building to hold these big gains this year, thus stimulating activity in the twenty-six allied industries. January retail trade was, of course, off from the Christmas peak;- but it Year's Day. My answer is j held close to the relatively high vol- Tho domestic picture is the ! umc of January, 1938. Much o£ my same as It was a month ago. Recent foreign developments are unsettling, but the basic European situation has not changed. Business finished, up the old year at 100 on my Babson-chart. It closed January at the same figure. The current comparison with a year ago, however, is much more cheerful. The December gain was 15 psr cent, while January showed a 20 per cent jump hope for a good year is pinned on retail sales. Naturally, we cannot have higher factory activity, more jobs, and bigger payrolls it goods do not move briskly across store counters. In this connection, I want to warn merchants and other business men: You cannot expect to get your full share of the 1939 pick-up if you do not push your advertising. The time over the level of twelve months ago. | to spend money on your promotions Last year at this time we were still going downhill. Hence, if business holds steady for a few weeks more, and then begins a substantial pickup, my forecast of a 25 per cent gain for the first quarter will have been fully justified. Steel and Autos Down. Currently, most industries is now rather than when business is booming! Out of "Dog House." The railroad situation is better. Expenses have been slashed drastically. There has been an encouraging pick-up in freight carloadings since last summer. The combination' o£ these two factors has allowed many military,.naval and air preparedness moving along in fairly good shape.; roads to pay all bills including inter- the brutal challenge today flung in steel operations, around 50 per cent est on their bonds and still have a their teeth. It is not an agreeable alternative, but it is an inescapable Company E of Mount Pleasant iost four killed: Jacob Hull, Jr., William F. Brlnton, Jesse Noss and William Stillwagon. The company's wounded i were Captain J. A. Loar, Sergeant N. J. Hurst and Privates S. B. Bobbs, Charles E. Mentzer, Howard Minor, George Washabaugh, Arthur Johnson and Lee Snyder. Siray Thoughts By S M. DeKUFF Lieutenant Buttermore wrote frequent letters along the route and one or two after landing at Manila. There was not much time after reaching the scene of action, but on July 28 he wrote to George Snyder as follows: "We landed without any accidents. All the boys had to wade ashore through the surf. I was on outpost duty for 24 hours and within two miles of Manila. We had a lough show-down^ In 1918 the Germans; time of it. The'Spaniards were all _....., ^ _ . . , . _ _ _ around us and some of the boys shot at them several times during the night. Corporal Boyer thought he saw a -an crawling in the bush. He called 'Halt!' but there was no halt. The corporal shot, and when we went to see if he had hit the mark we insisted that they were not beaten in the field; that domestic revolution defeated them. Could it happen again; possibly? And the Italians have been described as weak-kneed soldiers. Gosh! how mad that accusation makes 'em! All the same, it weighs with military men. . Say, then, that Hitler and Mussolini were to start a campaign!-mightn't it blow up behind their own lines? We haven't a sufficiently effective espionage service to inform us, but we have our suspicions. Television? On the gamble that we do have another war, can television transmit its horrors to home folks? The correct answer is in the negative. Experts have been trying out their apparatus lately between Constitution avenue and the National Press Club, Washington--a distance of about half a mile. It worked admirably. It would work up to 40 miles, television sharks allege--not more than that. They explain that they can get their "dope" on the scene, but they lack the apparatus to receive it. Reception will'take at least a year, they say. And war is "supposed" to break out about April. found he had killed a big black dog., We captured a Spanish spy on the' doing fine line. work. All the boys are They would like to have a big beer. No beer out here. No ice. No nothing. I do not include the rain or hot weather. It rains every day and when I say rain I mean a downpour." The lieutenant was a son ot the late Squire and Mrs. p. M. Buttermore and spent his life here until a ! dozen years ago, when he located in Washington, where he was an electrician in the Government service. He also maintained a home at West Palm Beach, where he spent the winters. Fu! military honors were accorded him at the funeral service Thursday, with members of Walter E. Brown Post of the V. F. W. in charge. AH I have to say about that law someone wants passed, levying a thousand dollar tax on all bach--lort which is to be turned over to old maids, is that is such a thing should ever come to pass, the party of the second part should be compelled to immediately turn the thousand bucks over to some deserving matrimonial agency. A crooked judge, or a racketeer oJ any kind, is to Thnm-is E. Dewey just what a Spanish Beet was to another man by tho sar--e name, quite a few years back. 1£ you pass the Y. M. C. A. any evening and find it dark, don't become suspicious for they're only having a moving picture show in the lobby. At that, I don't believe I get as tired looking at snoiv foi a vve^k or so as I would seeing orange groves and palm trees all winte.- long. Science says females are more un- it | est of capacity, and 13 points lower than little money leftover. 'Consequently, their December high of 63 per cent. Automobile assemblies of 90,000 per week are also down from their peak, but are 50 per cent ahead of the 1938 level. Textile mill activity is substantially higher. So are freight car- loadings, after making alowance for the usual drop at this season. Coal mining and crude oil output are approximately the same. Electric power consumption is breaking all records this winter. such carriers are beginning to buy new locomotives, freight cars, rails, and the like. A real burst ot railroad buying might boost business into a prosperous period quicker than any other development. The mining business looks a little uncertain to me. Last week I spoke about the failure of raw material prices to rise. This should help business, but temporarily it is Jough. on the mining regions. I cannot foresee Many people cannot understand why! any sharp gains in metal prices in this is so in view of the fact that j the near future. They await more business is not breaking any records, monetary inflation. Actually, the .The reason is that there are more household appliances in use today than ever. Rates are steadily dropping, thus encouraging the purchase of more and more refrigerators, ranges, etc. Yet, only a small number of homes are completely "appli- anccd." Here are the figures: refrigerators, 52 per cent, ranges, nine per cent, and water-heaters, two per cent. With a firm control over all costs, except taxes and labor, the utility companies have an interesting year ahead! Building Still Increasing. .Building, however, is the real work horse in the present business situa- pervious to heat and cold thun males j tion. New contract awards are way --but neglects to credit the- former with the endurance they display in politics, as well. As long as Joe GufTey continues to talk and write-on any subject--why should I blus'i at anything that falls from my lips or pen? Let's go to press. Wonder _ By -RALPH KESSLER Seems Uke an awful thing to do, To strap a man in a chair. And blast him with a bolt o£ Llghtinng running Uirougli a wire. - No chance to-defend himself From the enemy's fearful jolt. That soon will, rer.d him. lifcJess, With a red hot sizzling bolt. Like an animal ir. a trap. That knows the end Is near. He watches his merciless enemy. With eyes starting out in fear. It Is a terrible thins io tio. Says the man who's about tn pay. I \vonder U lie thought ot thai When a life he blasted a'.vay. NEUROPATH ' They bade him settle clown and be ) A q u i e t watcher in the shade, j Not knowing that for quiet, he J-lad not been made, They did not RUCKS who bade him rest And cease to move or stir about That lie pursued a ceaseless quest Indoors and out. But every day and every hour With a'l their joys or sorrows grim. And bee, and bird, and bush in fiowcr Exciled nun. So much in life to hear and see: So much to learn from field and town. Twas only when he died, that he Could settle down. Facfographs On February 14, 10U3, an act of the United States Confess created a department of commerce and labor. Its head or secretary was made a member of the President's Cabinet.: In 1913 the department was divided! by another act of Congress, into two i departments--those of commerce and i labor, with the secretary of each a · Cabinet member. ahead of the year-ago levels and are at the highest point in many years. As a result, the lumber "cut" is very wind seems to be blowing toward a ' reduction in the 65-cent government price for domestically-mined silver. I am not a mining expert, but this might benefit, rather than hurt, the copper and lead business. No Change in Outlook. Summarizing: The recent developments on the domestic business front have been satisfactory. The first month o£ 1939 was the best January in nine years, excepting 1937. Not one of the favorable factors which led me to predict a good year has changed. The European situation is no worse than a month ago; it simply is coming to a head. If business men keep their perspective and do not suddenly get a new "fear" complex, I see no reason why business should not continue to improve. Sing Sing prison, New York, possesses an excellent school, a good library, and makes possible religious teachings for all denominations and a course of lectures dealing with active personal experiences, politics, adventure, etc. Chickens may be scared to death, according to a Florida man, who stated in a letter that after a blimp had flown over his farm he found five Leghorn hens dead--frightened to death. The beloved hymn, "Nearer My God to Thee," was written by an Englishwoman, Mrs. Sarah Flower Adams, who died in 1848. The first recorded -win was found awhile ago in Egypt. It was drawn up about 2550 B. C., the testator leaving everything he possessed to his wife. In 1514- stone bullets were used. Iz-on bullets are first mentioned as being in use in 1550. The most frequent cause of motor accidents to pedestrians is crossing streets between intersections. Lending money is an important part of our business. If you want a loan, come in and discuss your requirements with us. ConneSlsviSle Pa. Member Federal Deposit Insurance Hoi-poi-atlon

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