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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 4

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PAGE FOUR THE DAILY COURIER. CONNRI.uSVTLL.T3. PA. MONDAY, JANUARY,24, 193S. Imlg Qlmtrar THE COURIER COMPANY . James J. Drlscoll . R. A. Donegal) -Walter S. Stlmmcl James M. Driscoll ' J. Wylio Driscoll _ Publisher . President and General Manager Secretary and Treasurer _ ! 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 KATES . Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month; $5 per year, or 52.50 for six months by mail if paid in advance. Entered as second class matter at the Postofiicc, Connellsville, Pa. MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 24, 1938 : . ""SCOUTING-AS'ALT) 10 BUSINESS Francis C. Footo of Sewlckley, who was formerly in ciarge pj the intercepting sewer project here, left with the "·''District Boy Scout Committee at its meeting Friday something that supports a statement former Judge Davis W. "~ - Henderson; once made at a court oE honor o£ Troop S here. ';,'.' r Judge Henderson said to the best of his knowledge he ' ' never had before him for a sentence anyone who had been '..'. a Boy Scout. Mr. Foote told the committee he had been , informed-a large eastern railroad company pays the salary ,'.'. and expenses of ,a member of the National Scout Council ··· who gives his time to organization of Scout councils and .' " troops in railroad territory. It has beea found, Mr. Foote -- said he was told, the railroad saves twice what it expends on Scouting in reduction of thefts and property damage formerly charged to delinquent boys. It attributes the saving to character building. The plans commends itself from the business stand- · point. Character building is .a main objective of Scouting. · The' more Scouts, the less crime. DEMOCRATIC I/EAPEBS Kf QUANDARY Gubernatorial aspirations o£ Attorney General Charles TMTr.~Mafgio"ffl "and'-Heutenant- Governor Thomas Kennedy r ·are'caustog. grave, apprehension on the part-of the State ~-Demooratlc- Organization. Bptb. persist in projecting ~-jthemselves"intorthe;iprerCarQpa!gn picture. The organiza- '- tiori- wants neither ofjtiiem, but has found no means of itr sidetraclJin'g-themrriP.ersQns with whom the Attorney Gen' eral have talked are convinced he is determined to be a candidate. The Lieutenant-Governor is adverse to being dumped-by. the. wayside.at the expiration, of his term. .His endorsement'the last election was a salve to organized labor. Now he Is said to be backed as strongly by John L. i Ik;\v is for the governorship. Democratic leaders of 17 Western -Pensylvania counties, including Fayette, debated the situation for five hours behind closed doors in. Pittsburgh Saturday and broke up with pledges of secrecy. Outside endorsing Governor Earle for United States Senate it is hinted they got nowhere. With Joe : Guftey undecided whether to risk his place in the Senate for'the uncertainties.of the gubernatorial race, the organization^ marking time,-hoping for the best, Much may happen in the next few weeks'to" blow the tiarmony hopes,bf'David ti. Lawrence,"et"al, -sky-high. ·.COOPERATION arUCH THE BETTER WAY · The-spirit 'of-cooperation between the President and iusiness is becoming more and more evident. Perhaps the Chief Executive has found it is the only way. "The President of the United States, though, called the most powerful man in the world, is-powerful only in the degree that he can get other people to work--not for him--but with him," says the Pittsburgh Press. That may be applied to his - dealings-wlth-buslness and industrial heads as well as to Congress, leaders in his party and others. Nobody takes kindly to being constantly ordered to do the bidding of another or to be made the target of verbal blasts if he demurs. Personages in high places--the President and Big Business --are not different in this regard from us of the common herd. SPANISH SERENADE! DIRECT QUOTATION WOUHJ IlELl* The President insists he didn't say it A hundred trained newspaper men 'say he did. Who is right? Who is wrong? The dispute Is over'what the President said about holding companies during a press conference, whether he meant all or a part of them. _ ' When momentous problems are .discussed .between the President"and:the"fepfeseritatives of'the-press "ot 'a'nation it would; 8eem,:Vifie',',on£the part"of;the Chief -Executive.^ make StoseU;yery;'pla;in~';"ThIs-.mlght "easjily."be acecm- plisbedjby dirScXauotation, soniething.at whicK-the President shie6."--^*.Tdlfect"quptatloa~taken' down-by a hundred, news men,co'uld n"6Twell ; be later questioned.--, "- In the Day's News Uriel Comment on Current Events Hero and There. Over the Somerset county flremcn lake more stock in what property they save from the demon than what Is lost. The secretary of the county organization, Edward Laurcr of Hoo- versvillc, reveals this in reporting losses amounting to $70,090 during the 1937 period, against property saved to the value of $503,980. That was sufficient incentive for the IS companies in the association to put In their best efforts. Miss Nancy M. Downer, 1G, who died after being run down by a coal truck in front of her home at Allenport, came of a distinnuishcd line of progenitors. Her crcat-grandfathcr, Joseph Downer, built the first organ in Western Pennsylvania while living at Fayette City. The organ is preserved at Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. The first regularly enlisted surgeon In the Continental Army during the revolution was her great- great-grandfather, Dr. E l i p h a l c t Downer, who served with John Paul Jones. All down through the years descendant? of these men of earlier days were connected with dcvelop- ( mcnt of the Monongahela River valley. Much to be proud of in tracing What's What At a Glance By CHAHLES P. STEWART Control Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Jnn. 24--Such adverse criticism ns I have hci.rd concerning Stanley F. Reed's np- pointment to the Federal Supreme bench has been based solely upon the ground that the nppointee's geography wai not quite right. That is to say, since Reed is « Kcntuckian the trans-Mississippi region is left without a representative in the high tribunal, which makes it a little jealous, mayhap. However, that is not much of a count against Reed personally. I do not discover that even the West is seriously miffed, cither. Its spokesmen's complaints are mild. And all of them, supplementarily, include expressions ot good will toward Reed. About the meanest remark that anti-New Dealers can think, up, to make, is that the presidential selection not only was Rood but that It was astonishingly good, considering .the present White House tenant's last one--of Justice Hugo L. Black. And that isn't really n damning of Reed with ',iint praise, for it is agreed Rtorf's nomination was excellent "per M." A OOOIJ LAWYER Your Income Tax _ RIGHT STAJfD - r - f - TheiGovernorrwas'.JWise in refusing to :call "a special session-6T?tS5'-KgteI'ature"-to solve the-financialjprpblems of the^cbopls-'ofJPMUideTphiaTi-^fhere would" b'e no more warranj^for^sojxcUng_in.behalf of the Quaker City than any other dfitntrtdbtthVstatcrrQtners' problemVare just as great, proportionately. Instead, the Governor proposed an emergeacx:apDropriatidn, byithe State. The. ·Attorney^ General was"aske'd'tp rule'on tho.legallty-of^such move: Earle poi.nted^outjtr^ould^cost'half a million fov.,a special session justtp_give Philadelphia the $2,000,000. it wants: Fur- thermore~h'e"said'he was not convinced the board'of education could, not .'have solved, its own problems by proper management". - - r ;CUBE FOR CANCER BROUGHT NEARER Science is getting closer to discovery of the cause of cancer. -AVhen it reaches that goal it will be in-the way to finding the cure. From Havana comes the news that Dr. James EwJhg'of : New. York'reported.to tiio Pan-American MedicarAssbciafion · meeting there that the cause "is restricted to a few sublances, or even to a single substance." Discovery, tliat "cancer, can be produced in animals by certain hydrocarbon compounds derived from coal tar was the first proof of the existence of carcinogenic (cancer producing) agents, he is quoted. It is in this discovery that hope of prevention lies. - PiUsb'urgh's-Mayb'r .Scully has-;put a ban. on un- necessary..hor-r.-blowing.:'There-might weli:be-one-in Connellsville'.. An example': -Stop any day at'a red light at Brimstone.. Corner.- The chances' are, 'if, you head thb line, · there wlll-bVji tootTMor several" behind you-the instant the light changes;;in effect a demand that you speed up. Or if there ^happens to be a-trafflc jam, you'll probably hear the same unnecessary noises. As a rule the driver at the head of the line is just as desirous of getting away as the noisy one. A little more patience would help the traffic situation. C.i 11.11 one item In Reed's hibitcd hero a iicak u! nature in the person of mnn whose skin resembled very much the hide of an alligator, touph, Jeathcry. He seemed none the worse except as to appearance. A news item from Wheeling relates to Ogle Necly, 36, of that city whose skin is "turning to leather." The difference isH physicians say his is a cnsc that must result in death; that he is :'·.', ij !'.· t"r'.:^ petrified. They Jcnow not ;hc cause, nor have they "' Be i! boys or girl.s or liogs, P.yrgess A. R. Gcathiirt of Mount Pleasant Is determined they must ke"p within bounds. Tonight, by his order, an old curfew ordinance will be enforced. Th'c ringing of a scl-.oo! bell will signal the hour for the young to get home at once. As to dogs, the burgess has ordered they be kept on leash. If found minus license tags they will be shot; i£ licensed but running at large they will be put in the pound. The Frank C. Monaghau case has been officially closed. The Tjo'it act was dispatching a check for $196.30 to Sheriff Fred Hare of Somcr.sH county in settlement of a b:tl.incv lor keeping Trooper Stncy Gunderman in jail there. Thus is the notorious episode of September 12,1030, and its long-drawn sequences in Somcrtet and Allegheny county eliminated from the worries ot Fayette officialdom. As Others Think HISTORY OF A WORD (Kansas City Star.) William Allen White takes the Star genially to task /or using the word "nice" in connection with the weather when it means, he says, "good" or "pleasant" or "fair." We arc all foe Mr. White in his cllorts to keep tile English language on its marks, although when we recall our futile onslaughts upon "contact" and "vacation" as verbs wo get rather low in our mind. According to the Oxford dictionary "nice" started out in 15GO with the meaning of "foolish." Gradually it lost that meaning and took on the meaning o£ "fastidious," "having discrimination." It is here, we understand, that Mr. White desires to peg "nice"; a "nice" point; he showed "nice" scholarship. But "nice" swept on and lost its real reason for c.xisence when Jane 1 Austen wrote: "You must give us ivor has been that he Is rated as a corkingly competent lawyer. Congress consists largely of lawyers, and their high appraisal of the Kcntuck- ian's professional ability and learning Is significant. While, as solicitor general in the Justice Department, he lost some ot the New Deal's Supreme Court cases (notably in defense of the NRA), legal lights agree that these cases were constitutionally hopeless. There is a consensus among them that he did rather better than anyone els.e could have done. Nor do anti-New Dealc-s hold it against him that many of ihern think he fought on what te-ans to them to have been the wrong ride. They sny they believe he knew he. was doing so, in fnrt. But they ndd that they believe a lawyer is ethically bound to do his utmost for his client, right or wrong -- within reason. That is the lawycrly complex. A judge is in a different position, of course. Congressional lawycrdom gives Reed credit for knowing when to be a one-sided scrapper and when to be u fair referee. POPULAR Individually Reed is greatly popular. He is a genial chap. He has been an intcrviewable official. Ncwipapoj-mcn have liked him, In his job as solicitor general. He is socially lovable. He graduates into the Supreme Court with everyone's good wishes. NO. 1 How to Avoid Common Errors. The period for the illing of income tax returns covering the calcnda year 1937 began January 1 and end at midnight of March 15, 1938. T file early is of mutual benefit to th Government and the taxpayc Within this period arc filed annual! millions of individual income-tax re turns, a large proportion of whic report income subject to the la The latter contain a considerable pci certage of errors, which if uncor reeled by the audit would result t the disadvantage of the taxpayc Many are errors of computatio easily discovered on the fact of th return, which usually is accompante by a payment of more than th amount of tax due. In other return it ir readily discernible (hat the tax j, over has failed to tnko advantag of the personal exemption, credit a owed for dependents, or deduction from gross income to which he entitled. To avoid these and other errors, th Bureau of Internal Revenue urgi careful reading of the instructions ac companying the forms for filing th returns. Additional information, needed, rm.y be oluilncd at the v!K of a collector of internal revenue deputy ciilieclor, or ,v.i internal ;-".-- onuc ngenl in chartf". T;«:j*.nyi.rs who apply to revenue oincvrs, for ;*Distance in preparing returns should bring with them a copy o! their prior year return. Also, as^a further aid in the preparation of a correct income- tax return for the year 1937, .the Bureau has prepared a scries of short newspaper articles, of which this is the first, advising the salaried man, wage earner, professional and businessman--in far*, every class of individual tax-v,-" -·,' his requirements and p i r * ; i ' . ' / j as interpreted under the latest regulations, rulings, and decisions relating to the income- tax law. something very nice, for we are used to living well." The Orford reports that to "look nice," meaning to have an attractive appearance, was used in 1703, and a "nice day" appeared even earlier, in 1739. ' So it seems to be a late and losing fight that Mr. White has started Still we may quote sympathetically II. W. Ic'vler's despairing appeal in "Modern English Usage": Nice has been spoilt, like clever, by its boones fortunes; it has been too great a favorite with the ladies who have charmed out of it all its individuality and converted it into a more diffuser of vague and mild agrceableness. Every one who uses it in its more proper senses, ·which fill most o£ the space given to it in any dictionary, and avoids the modern one that tends to oust these all, does a real if small service to the, language. We can merely say that this is a nice discussion that has been staitec by Mr. Viitc. Today in Washington ' By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON, Jan. '24--H is ratifying to be able to report a caring of the air in Washington as ctwcea business men and the Gov- rnmcnt, which is but another way £ saying, ui between many I of tnc uslness men who have disagreed /ith Administration policies and the resident, uho is the spokesman of uch policies. ' I | There can be no doubt that a better eeling (exists. But beyond that broad encral observation, it would, be unto i eport that anybody sees vci y ir ahead. The business men are in receptive mood. The President is n n cooperative mood. The air is ull of conversations about how to et voluntary coordination of our conomic system, but none of this as got beyond the talk stage. Whether any comprehensive plan o get business movement under way gain can be worked out Is at the moment of less importance thnn the act of reestablished confidence. One nust not assume that investors, who re the final judges of how they will isk their money, have been com- iletely reassured. Much depends on government action, not government onversation. But a better psychology more peaceful and constructive ipproach--is on the way toward ·calization. There is one achievement which he week just passed can record. It s n better definition of what White House press conferences cim mean when offhand remarks arc not care- ully supplemented at the moment and what can be done to straighten out misunderstandings when the 'resident himself takes cognizance of such ambiguities and explains them .o the press. Many unexplained factors still remain, of course, and decisions on hose are of paramount importance. Thus, a circuit court of appeals has said that TVA may compete with arivato power companies. But should TVA do so? Mr. Boosevelt Insists .tint utility companies in areas not touched by government competition should go ahead and sell securities but how can there be assurance o: no competition from the Government during the life of a 10-year bond that is sold to the public now? Within a few weeks, the Supreme Court of the United States will act on the question of compelling registration by holding companies under the utilities holding company law The court could decide the issue on the narrow ground that registration by itself implies no damage and tha' the companies have a right to come into court II and when the Securities and Exchange Commission shal actually force a dissolution of some holding company. Then the issue could be argued on a later occasion under the "due process" clause of th Constitution, but, for the moment registration does not mean dissolution. It means merely the first step in a process which raises issues tha can be decided subsequently one a a time by the courts. Meanwhile, the granting of mill- ions of dollars in gifts to municipalities which are about to drive private powcy companies out of the market for tile tale of local power raises a question of fairness and equity, and, . on this, the country will wanbito.' know if Mr. Roosevelt will:'state flntly that, outside oil the..TVA area, thcic will be no such grunting of gifts, or whether he will refuse to commit himself on this vital point, ., which is, after all, the crux of the whole problem of the safety of private property and government ownership. H is no "yardstick" of electric light rates, ot course, to make it possible for cities in Tennessee to have low, lectricity rates when the Federal Government not only lends them the money to force an existing company o sell its properties at a lower cost c han that on which the private com- ' pany now has lo pay interest, but specially when the Washington Administration makes an outright gift o the cities too. Why should the people o£ New York state, for in- Continued on Page Five. Just Folks By EDGAU A. GUEST MOTHER AND A DOG Mother Insists xvfl'U never havo another. Does arc a nul_ano« any way you view Thj cho-w '*»(!;/ *rinjj comprl j an end Anu those who love . in r*\er want to do 'cm. Mother can't ttand UMir yelping ant their whining. · She hates the feeling of their cold, we I 3» Mrtnlcr Hoz* toar out thi* "oTci lining In .siimir.fr they ii? up her s;wir THINKS EXPLANATION DXJE To the editor of The Courier: Dear sir. After having read the article pub- ished in the January 20 issue of The Courier in reference lo the condition of the emergency lighting system of the Connellsvilc High School Auditorium, I am rather mystified to understand the action of the school authorities in leasing the building for show pui poses, thus endangering the lives of the patrons--in case of power failure. You say this condition was understood by the School Board. Was this not a direct violation of the law? The lack of repairs could not have been due to a shortage of funds. As I recall, the School Board appropriated a thousand dollars for the purchase of musical instruments. If conditions exist as stated in your paper, gross neglect would be apparent. x ' The teaching of safety, I believe, is included in the curriculum, ot the Connellsville public school system. If not, from all indications it should be. If conditions arc as outlined in in the foregoing an explanation is due the school patrons and tax pay. ROBERT S. COOPER Mother won't pet cnc. Not if we arc looking! "Thcre'd be no dog, says she. "if I had my wny." She can't abide their sniffing when bhe's cooking. She hates the way they act along the highway. But mother always iecds him. If he's jlllng Shc'U stand In tender ministry above ht-n. Not llklnK dogs, she'll give him care un- frlllns. WhkJi Isn't always true ot us who love him. WITH A CASH LOAN $25 to $300 FROM US. IF LAST SEAR'S' BILLS AUK THIS V'EAK'S PROBLEM, Vniy Not Combine Them Here: Ix* Our Cash Solve Your Problem. NO Signers Except Hvj.slKind And Wife. No Kmbarr.iK.ing Investigations. Inquire About The Union Repayment Plan. Small I'aJim-ills Arranged To Suit VODB INCOME. I'p To IS ?l-«ji!« to Rn»3T. Old KcUabIc-I7 Vr. 5n Cti'CT'Hb.irr Loans Made In \VcstinoM-«l And Surrounding Counties. Call--Plione--Or WrHe. N I O N LOAN CO. 204--Second Floor First National Band Bide. Phone 1-3-1-3 GREENSBURG 17,000 PENNSYLVANIA^ AT YOUR SERVICE TlioRrratcitBHRctofthinCompanybmnrrer appeared on its balance sheet. It Is the army of 17,000 highly-trained* expert people who plan, build, operate and maintain Pexuuylraiu*ii*a telephone service. More than half of thepo people hare had ten ycnn or more of telephone experience. Almost 2,800 have served more than. 20 years. They are loyal to the job. They have · sincere desire to serve you well. TJicHc qualities are vital ingredient* of Pennsylvania** high-grade telephone service. No company can attract and hold such people year after year unless it Is willing and able to pay good wagcti, provide good working conditions, and offer aomo security for tho future. With tills type of personnel and the finent etfulpment in the world, we can continue to provide the quality of telephone service that Pennsylvania deserves and demands, at reasonable rates. You can have * telephone in your home for lesa than · dime a day, T H E B E L L T E L E P H O N E C O M P A N Y O F P E N N S Y L V A N I A

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