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January 25, 1938

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 4

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.PAGE. FOUR THE DAILY COURIER, CONNEL-LSVILLE, PA. TUESDAY, JANUARY 25,1038, THE COURIER COMPANY . James J. Driscoll R. A. Donegan Walter S. Stimmei James M. DriscoU J. Wylie Driscoll Publisher . President and General Manager Secretary and Treasurer Editor '. _ . Associate Editor Advertising and Business Manager ··· A '' '·'· 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 ccntsjper copy; .50 .cents per:month:'$5.por .year, or 52.30 for six months by mail if paid In advance. f Entered as second class matter; at tho Postotflcc, .."·,.'. ;."·..": ."".. :"' ;ConnelhvUle',-Pa. .·__;. ._· / -._·-.. :; . . TUESDAY EVENING,, 'JANUARY 25, 1938., : VLT. :,,".. , t .SOimi IS SEED OF SPANKING ' : ~ . ; ~. ' Webster defines lynching ..as .inflicting punishment, .. especially death, "without due process .of law, as when a mob captures-and hangs-a ; suspected person." . In. _ other words plain murder-by mob action: :;Southern senators arc defending jt,'-.though they won't admit Jt..,They..have been talkin'g for three weeks against the antMynchingrblil which would seek to put an end to_this forrii'bT murder ."place it in" the-class:where.lt-belonga."Through, a filibuster they have pledged.themselves- to talk the bill to death, regardless of the length of time required, whether important legislation suffers or not. .. . ' . - . At the beginning of night sessions Monday in an effort Jto dispose of the bill, Senator Pepper' o£~ Florida "-led' the "attack. .He. denounced .the'bill as a "slap at .the South," "a violation of the Constitution," "contrary to democratic principles," ."out of harmony with tho spirit of the New Deal," "contrary to the principles of liberalism" and "a .tragic prostitution of the .process of government." i Then the New Dealers condone mob-murder? It is in line .with democratic (with' a big D) principles? Whether ·:the bill is'a slap at;the South'or not it is'aimed to put that "part of the "land of th'o free" on a level with the North, where there is at least-an "honest effort on the.-part of officers of the law to punish crime. · " What else Is-lynching than first degree--premeditated '^murder? If the states of.the South will not control it, ~ vfhy. should not the.Fedcral.'.Government be given -the right? Rather-than a-"slap,", tho South needs a real spanking. YEAKS HENCE ' A disciple of Henry-Eord, described as one of the most · dynamic figures in the Ford organization--W. W. Mitchell, branch manager at Chester--envisions greater things than his employer ever dreamed of at the same .period in life. Reflecting on -what, industry and science have accomplished In the last 25 years, Itr.,Mitchell looks Into the next quarter century and sees, among other things, these:'· ; '·' : -VNewspapers;printe'd by an electric eye at five times the ~" speed ordinary presses turn them out now.' "' "' Trains that zoom from Harrisburg. .(where he was speaking to the-publishers of the State)., to New, York In .. Ies9thanha1fan : l»our.; '/.:. . ---.· -- . - · · - · ' · · · · . Automobiles"_with composition bodies 'that wilr snap ..' Back into shape after.an accident instead of crumpling into shapeless mass as steel : does. · . . , . , . . . . ' ' · · .A perfect antiseptic that'will remove' infection' danger. . ' . ^Countless" other miracles which, are now looked upon a s impossible. . : " . . . . . . - . . . . ..:.;.::' 'Looking back over the .'last'25" years and surveying "- what has been developed one comes to tho conclusion noth- ... ing is impossible. What Mr. Mitchell has enumerated are ] but a few of the'many possibilities the next generation may . : see bearing fruit.- As a. substitute for present passenger trains, Mr. · Mitchell foresees the pneumatic tube method of travel. Already, he said, rails and locomotives have been declared ::i .obsolete.; · · · . - · · . ..:.-.:-.' Just'an example of the general lack of foresight ho quoted an editorial in a famous New York newspaper to tho effect that it would never be possible to replace old'.,. fashioned lighting with-gadgets we .now know as electric bulbs-. And the end is not yet in lighting · The people living 25 years hence will be doing like we are doing--enjoying the benefits; of ' devices ' not now dreamed of. There is a great field'for,geniuses in the re. search a n d invention lines. , - · ' . . - - . CROWDING IN ODEABNED PUOFESSIONS · · · · · · Too many, common laborers, too many of the white collar class in the ordinary" places of employment, too many teachers, for the .number of positions available, now an overcrowding in the'-Jiiniversities of men and women seeking to get into the "more: learned'-.professions. The warning as to" the last is sounded, by -President James Bryant Conant of Hijrvar.d.-'^-...... . ''-"'.: ~:"·''· "It seems evident that we.are'in.danger of reaching the condition already BO" acute "ori:'tlTe --continent, of rEurope where the problem of employment in the learned, professions demands attention even in countries racked by political and economic troubles," he says in his annual report. As a solution Dr.. Conant suggests universities reduce their enrollment "by giving grtjat'er attentlon-to determining the aptitude of-' prospective -students Tn tHe -"professional- fields. He also advocates more adequate scholarships for,, "promislng-'young men" from lower economic levels of- society.. ".-. :; "." '"·- -- ···' .'-". '-,,' .-" - '· There might still be openings in the ranks' of the "economic royalists." Remember where John D. and Henry Ford and William Knudsen and Walter Chrysler and some others started? ·UNFAIRNESS CHARGED IN OII/CASES ~ Sixteen oil companies and 30 of their officers-were indicted Saturday at Madison, Wis., ota technical violation of the anti-trust law relating .to-'-'price-'fixing.': They laid themselves open to conviction'ron advice of Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Idtes^'A" letter : written ; b'y 'Mry'.Iekes to the oil men had advised'ffiem to/ 4 'cut but the .price wars and get together." In sympathy with/'them.in their plight Secretary Ickes placed at the .disposat'pf:'defehse counsel all the information he could without-becoming "a" party to : the defense and officially 'takln^^'.staii'd.; against -the Depart-; ment of Justice. All this aiidrthe complications.that-may arise from taking a Governm^nt-offlcial :r at:;h'is :; wofd-a'r.e' comprehensively set forth in "Today'.In^Washington" by David L. Lawreiice-on this page. "H-'sKbuliTbe read by all interested:ln-.what;so7often happens to business men at the Capital. -. ~ '- r- .. ~: --i. EAP.lTO ;HET/P . .---- :: If business: conditions justify..it.United- States .,Steel , stands reailyj to not'only expend.$80,0'OO.OOOvbn plant Improvements before fall but other large sums; B.'F: Fairless; president of UVe"c6rporat'ion,'"told the" Senate" committee investigating unemployment and. its causes. . Fairless .has embraced, by implication/'active cooperation' on-the 1 part T of the Government to-bring-about-better conditions ' The $80,000,000 the head of Big Steel mentioned would'be a comparatively small part of what industry stands ready to spend if given the proper encouragement. THE UNSOLVED ENGINEERING PROBLEM TXP»STONS70KAY?~: /CRANKSHAFT. GOOD ! I rrtMPESSIOrmME! In the Day's News Brief Comment on Current Her* *nd There. .Uniontown is taking a itcp ahead of. us. Mayor Crow, mcrnbcn of council and the police haw been experimenting with two-way radio police patrols. Such equipment Is proposed for the 1938 budget. "It should be installed la quickly as possible," says the Uniontown Herald. Pennsylvania Is included among states in which the American Legion proposes to establish schools for practical training of boys in affairs of government next summer. Legion headquarters plan to set up "boys' states" to be conducted in Juno and July. It is expected that in due time Milton L. Bishop Post will get into line. The Grccnsburg Board of Education has reversed itself with regard to Paul H. Scaton, n high school instructor, and has voted to release him to Shippensburg State Tcnchci* College. Mr. Scaton had asked that he be allowed to resign »nd accept the college position, a more lucrative one. The board had token the stand that since it could not discharge * teacher under the tcnuro act it was justified In refusing to. release one. Eventually it applied the golden rule. Mr. Scaton and his successor, Wcndcl Stover, an Ohioon, took their new pieces today. Dawson, East Liberty, Vanderbilt and Franklin township have united for an infantile paralysis crusade ball Friday night at Vanderbilt--in Moose Hall. If they should need funds to battle an epidemic of the disease it will be at once available for the several communities. The people may guard against possible heavy financial worries by light con- tributions'now and at the same time having a merry time.' V.'An old'.nowspaper man passed on Friday with the death at New Brighton of William F. Kooser, at the age of 75. For several years Mr. Kooser and W. H. Bcgley of Somerset published a weekly known as the Fayette Republican in the Odd Fellows Building in East Crawford avenue. Prior to his last illness he had been engaged in the printing-business at New Brighton. At one time:he was a bookkeeper for the H. C. Frick Coke-Company, at Leiscnring No. 1.'. Stray Thoughts -By S. M. DEHUFF . :.. From all advance notices, local church folk will devote all of February to serving banquets and washing dirty dishes. There's inothlng more enticing than bulging nickel, dime and quarter slot machines, but a swell expose at a Pittsburgh street theatre ought to enlighten the suckers who play them. The January 24 issue of a widely 'read weekly contains three pages of photos of our President that really mako one pause md ponder. Not-that I listen to them-very often, but-I still prefer the penhanenly located unemotional dispensers of religious thought and guidance to-thc transient type that works fast,-.and sometimes a trifle furious. There certainly must be a lot of high salaried New Deal appointees who pinch themselves now arid then to make sure they're not just dreaming about holding such authority-wielding jobs. Ever notice how difficult it is to wring a responsive "good morning" out of some people? It took a medicine company's booklet to apprise mo of the alleged fact that a playing deck's 52 cards represent the number of weeks in a year; its four suits the yearly seasons; its 13 card suits the 13 lunar months: its total "spots" 305 days that so to make a year. Whether | Your Income Tax NO. I Forms for Making Return*. Forms for filing returns of Income for 1937 have been icnt to persons who filed returns last year. Failure to receive a form, however, docs not relieve a taxpayer of his obligation to file his return and pay the tax on time, on or before March 15 if the return is made on the calendar-ycnr bails, as is the case with most individuals. Forms may be obtained upon request, written or personal, [rom the offices of collectors of internal revenue and deputy collectors. Persons whose net income for 1937 was derived chiefly from salary or wages and was not in excess of $5,000 should make their returns on Form 1040A. Persons whose net Income was in excess of $5,000, or, regardless of amount, was derived from a business, profession, rents, or sale of property, »ro required to use Form 1010. Failure to use the proper form presents difficulties to both the taxpayer and the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Therefore, it is emphasized that a taxpayer engaged in a busincsi or profession, from which ho derived a net income of less than $5,000 i« required to use Form 1040. The return must filed with the collector of internal revenue for the district In which tho taxpayer has his legal residence or principal place of business on or before midnight of March 15, 1938. The tax may be paid In full at the time of filing the return or In four equal installments, due on or before March 15, Juno 15, September 15, and December 15. A BOY REBELS I'm juit a boy, turned half-past seven, But I'll lie glad when I'm eleven And gladder -when I'm older grown To have opinions of my own.. It Im't any fun to be A curly-headed boy like me And have to smile when callers nay: "WellTRow'a my little man today?" I find it rather hard to srln when ilrannon hold me by the chin. And turn me around and then exclaim: "Now there's a boy that's worth th« name I" . . My.mother's pleased at she can b* When the grownups make a fuss of me. But women fairly drive me wild By shrieking: "What a pretty child 1" Since I must alwayjt bo polite To crownups, whether UTOnK or rlcht The old folks should be taught to erect A boy correctly when they meet. They should be told they mustn't say: "Well, how's my, little .man today?" And If they'd have politeness shown They ought to leave hi« chin alone. becoming or not, why not add n First Lady's "bob" to the already- long list of White House New Deal innovations? A child that pays dividends on Us parents' educational investment is becoming exceedingly rare. A one time instructor in a small Southern college who not only taught a local citizen, but also discussed current events with the latter, over their home prepared noontime lunches, was recently inaugurated governor or Virginia. Just for the sake of argument, what would you feel like saying were you one ol those hundred newspaper reporters who "misunderstood" the President's press conference declaration about holding companies? Often times, one honest-to-goodncss enemy is more valuable to a fellow than a whole host of 1938 "friends." Let's RO to press. As Others Think HOW TO DEAL WITH CRUSES (Chicago Tribune.) With the clearing up of the Ross kidnaping and murder J. Edgar Hoover and his G-men have scored another marked success. It is to be hoped it will contribute to the public safety. If it Is followed by prompt prosecution, conviction, and severe punishment of the criminal and any accomplices he mny have had, it ou£ht to discourage criminal enterprise in this line. Its effect will be in proportion to the advertisement g'vcn the crime and Its solution by the press, a fact which we commend to the attention of well mean- in; citizens who criticize newspapers for Riving so much pub'.iclty to cilins, The war on crime would be helpless without tho help of publicity ana plenty of it. An equally important inference from Mr. Hoover's success in this and other cases is that where there is a determined and persistent effort to clear up a crime-it will almost always succeed. With regard to kid- naping this Is especially true, for kid- Continued on Page Seven. Today in Washington 1 By DAVID LAWRENCE. . ; . : WASHINGTON, Jan. 25.--Any justness men who goes to Washington :o discuss economic recovery and who mentions a proposal that relates in any way to prices docs so at his own peril. He may find himself in jail later on, notwithstanding ' the fact that he may be encouraged by the President of the United States or by any member o£ his Cabinet to formulate such a plan and put it into operation. · j This' /inference may readily be drawn from the amazing set of circumstances that surrounds the conviction of 16 oil companies and 30 of their officers by'a grand 1ury in Madison, Wisconsin, on a technicality under the Sherman Anti-Trust Law relating to price-fixing. "' What the oil men did, they, did originally under the encouragement of the Department of the Interior, presided over by Secretary Harold Ickes. Everything that .the oil executives did was known to the Federal government prior to June, 1035, when the first complaint was lodged with the Department of Justice-this was a month after the NRA codes were invalidated by the Supreme Court. Not a single suggestion that the oil men were violating the anti-trust laws or warning to stop was given them by the Department of the Interior, with which they were cooperating earnestly to stabilize price wars in the oil fields. A letter, which is now a matter of public record, was written by Secretary Ickcs to the oil men which advises them frankly to cut out the price wars and get together. The gosaip is that the Interior Department and the Department of Justice have been for several months at loggerheads over the case and that Secretary Ickcs recently placed at the disposal of the defense founscl in Madison all the records and data that he could without himself becoming involved as a partisan of the defense cause. There's one man who knows more about the legal aspects of this whole proceeding from the standpoint of what the oil executives did than anybody else in the picture, and he Is Charles Fahy, now general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board, but previous to that assignment, he was counsel for the Petroleum Administrative Board, created In the Interior Department by Mr. Ickcs to handle the oil problem. Next to him. Secretary Ickcs can speak--the public is'cntitled to know their views on this strange proceeding,-though courtesy to another government department probably will keep them silent. The oil executives had no intention of violating nay law. Certainly today, as they and their families bear the odium of publicity given to convictions in" a federal court, it is a far cry from the spirit and atmosphere which prevailed when they sot down, with Mr. Fahy and 'government officials to work out and adjust the situation in what was then described as the marketing of "distress" gasoline. If these executives have violated the law on a technicality, and their counsel tried strenuously to prove to the Jury that it was not aven. a tech- nical violation, the question of fair play arises, because the Department of Justice and the Department of Interior fare both directly responsible to President Hoosevclt, and he could have Reconciled the differences ' be- tween'these departments and settled the case without allowing technicalities to rule. Certainly, the President had an opportunity, ever since the date of the indictments--December, 1S36--to eliminate the criminal proceedings against the individuals and Jet the effort to enjoin the oil companies through civil proceedings be the way of bringing about an- ad- Continued on Page Seven. |. SUGGESTS STAPIPM NAME Mr. W. S. Stimmel, '. · .Editor, The Courier, Connellsvillc, Pa. Dear Sir: In view of the fact that so much . dissension has arisen over the name selected by the members. of the School Board for the new stadium, it may be that the directors would consider renaming it "The John L. Cans Athletic Field." ' . The late beloved Mr. Cans was En ardent lover of all clean sports and gave much space to them in his editorials. Despite his crippled condition in the late years of his life, he almost always managed, in some way, to attend the miishball games during the period that sport held such a fascination for many of us. Aside from the interest he took in athletics, Jiowcver, I, for ne, am of the opinion that no more fitting tribute ,could be paid to the memory of Mr.'Cans than to. name the athletic field in his honor.. "Very truly yours, "Arb. I. Tratc." Money Loaned ON YOUR AUTOMOBILE UNPAID. BALANCES RE-FINANCED . Call or See Us If You Seed Money For Any Emergency Moderate Repayments Fayette Loan Co. 510 Title Trust Co. Bldg. Telephones 244-866 BONDED TO THE STATE Connellsvllle, Pa. . Prompt, Courteous, Convenient Service Your Neighborhood ASCO Store-Assures You The Most Of The Best For The Least! 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