The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 26, 1938 · Page 1
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, January 26, 1938
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LAST E D1TION PRICE-'2 The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. VOL. 36, NO. 70. %£ CONNBLLSVILLE, PA., WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 26. 193S. TWELVE PAGES. EDUCATION CONFERENCE THIS WEEK Meeting of Teachers of Two Districts Begins Thursday. PUBLIC INVITED . TO ALL SESSIONS The annual education conference of the Connellsviljc public and the Dunbar Township school districts, scheduled for three days, will begin at 9 o'clock Thursday morning in the auditorium of the Conncllsville High School. General meetings are scheduled for both mornings and afternoons of Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the early pr-' ids to be followed by departmental conferences while the afternoon general conclaves will be preceded by the departmental periods. , The teachers' meeting and educational conference will be the 27th annual for the ConnellsvUlo district and the 19th session in which Dunbar township has participated. . Six leading educators of Pennsylvania and New York will appear on the program and an invitation is extended by Superintendent Bela B. Smith to the citizens to avail themselves of on opportunity to hear them. The Instructors will be: Dr. Alonzo F. Myers,.professor of education, school of education, New York University, New York City. Dr. Samuel Howard Williams, professor of biology and director of the University Lake Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh. Dr. Pauline Beery Mack, professor of textile chemistry and director of home economics research, Pennsylvania State College, State College. Dr. Hobcrt M. Steelc, president of California State Teachers' College. Dr. Charles E. Pral], dean of the school of education. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh. Dr. Herbert Lincoln Spencer president of Pennsylvania College for Women, Pittsburgh. The detailed program for the first day's conference follows: THURSDAY MORNING S to 9:10--Devotional exercises Rev. E. A. Schultz, pastor, Firsl _ United Brethren Church. 9:10 to 9:50--"Issues in Elementary Education," Dr. Myers. 9:50 to 10:05--Cameron choir Intermediate G r a d e s , Cameron school; (b) violin trio, Betty Jordan Robert Stefl and Jean Fuehrer. -10:05 to 10:45--"Science in Modern Life," Dr. Mack. 10:45 to 11:00-- (a) Girls' en semble, Conncllsville. High School (b) tuba solo, Carl T. Anstinc, Jr. 11 to 12--Departmental conferences. THURSDAY AFTERNOON 2:05 to 2:20--Music, Connellsvillj High School Band. 2:20 to 3:00--"Issues in Secondary Education, Dr. Myers, 3 to 3:05--Intermission. 3:05 to 3:20--(a) tuned time bells pupils of East Liberty schools; (b piano solo, Fay Slrickler. 3:20 to 4--''Education and Society, D-. Williams. : ariey to Decide f Bank Night s Lottery By FEED BAILEY United Press Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Jan. 26.--Post- ffice records revealed the sad story oday of 19 postal inspectors who vent to "bank night" in theatres all ver the country and never won a icnny. They told their story to the post- nice solicitor hearing charges that he promoters and copyright owners f "bank night" arc guilty of fraudulent use of the mails and violation f the lottery laws. Affiliated Enterprises, Inc., ol Denver, originators and copyright iwners of "bank night," expected to omplcte late today defense of the enterprise from which postofllcc at- orneys said It made $1,250,000 in wo years. II Postmaster General James A. 'arlcy believes an ofTcnse has been committed he may issue a fraud order denying the promoters use of he mails. Evidence in the case has been presented by the 19 sad-eyed postal inspectors who saw more movies than .hey can remember. They said 'bank night" was once held every week by between 5,000 and 6,000 .hcatrcs. Now, they said, only about !,000 theatres regularly engage in ho practice. "Bank night" procedure varied, ·said the movie-weary agents. Usually a book was placed in the lobby of the theatre. Anyone could register, without seeing the show. The names, or numbers assigned to the names, were printed on cardboard and placed In a box. Someone in the audience was selected to draw a number, or name from the box. The lucky person--if he could be located--won the cash prize, ranging from $10 to $2,000 Millions of dollars were given away But not a penny ever went to any of the 19 inspectors. The lottery law prohibit* the offering of chances on a prize for "a consideration." One of the line points which Farley must decide is whether writing one's name in book in a theatre lobby is "a consideration." Bogus Check Artist, Arrested Here, Held For Trial in Somerse SOMERSET, Jan. 26.--Edwan Dowey Frazier, 29, of New Castle arrested in Conncllsville on charge of passing worthless checks, was in dieted on six separate counts o forgery and issuing bogus checks b' the Somerset county grand jury tha also indicted Louis J. Trio, 42, o Johnstown. Police said there was n connection between the two men. Frazier was captured in Decem her by Connellsville authorities aftc having been wounded by .a bulle from the service revolver of a po liceman there when he attempted U flee two officers who were takin him to jail after his arrest in liquor dispensary. He faces si charges on informations made by C II. Miller, Earl Scchlcr, P. J. Daugh crly, Cordell Miller, C. J. Bowse and Ralph W. Fletcher. M'lc Official Blamed. WAYNESSURG, Jon. 26.--A coro ner's jury of Greene county co miners, probing into the death o Andrew'Stofko, 40, who died unde a fall of slate in the Crucible min found the man came to his dealt through a fall of timber "due negligence of section officials an operators of tho cutting machine." Just Off the Wire Storm Moving East; Predict Zero for State PITTSBURGH, Jan. 26--The wort cold wave ot the winter, coming on the heels of a snow storm of near- blizzard proportions, held Western Pennsylvania in an icy grip today. Suffering was widespread as tern peratures dropped precipitately from the summer-like weather ot two day ago. No relief from the frigid blasts wa. in Bight. The weather bureau ex pectcd temperatures to maintain sub freezing levels throughout the day More snow was predicted. The freezing weather that lashd Western Pennsylvania during th night early today was part of blizzard that swept south into th Middlewest and mushroomed ou East and West. The storm piled u] 30-foot snow drifts in some parts o Michigan and predictions are tha half the Nation soon will be shcathcc in ice and snow. Pennsylvania and New York wcr expected to bear the brunt of th storm as it moves eastward. China Sanctions Guerrilla Warfare By United Press. SHANGHAI, Jan. 26.--The Chi ncse high command has ordered general offensive against Japancs by guerrilla fighters in the far north west, Chinese sources said today. It was intimated that the offensiv already had started in Suiyuan prov ince, north ot the Great Wall, an Chinese reported that guerrillas 1 Shcnsi province, immediately sout of the wall, were cooperating. The general offensive order wa attributed to a desire to take ad vantage of the withdrawal of Japa nese troops from some points in th northwest, and at the same time pro vent further withdrawal of Japancs troops to strengthen the armies driv ing on Hsuchow, the importan railroad junction on hc north-sout Tientsin-Nanking line and the cast west Lunghai line in central China WASHINGTON, Jan. 2C--Sccrc tary of Commerce Daniel C. Rope announced today ihe Aclminislra tlon's recovery conference with 50 small businessmen -will be held Fell ryary 22. PITTSBURGH, Jan. 28--E. S. Tyler, receiver of the closed National Bank of Fayetic County, at Unlon- town, today was authorized to accept $3,900 as full compromise settlement for a debt owed the bank by John C, Kclsinscr and Joseph IS»cr, of Uniontown. JUNIATA HOUSE RAZED BY F I R E A double-house at Juniata was destroyed by fire at about 8:4 o'clock this morning causing loss o about $2,000. Most of the furniture had bee carried out of the structure, ac cupied by the families of Arthu Madison and Charles Peters, befor flames razed it. Connellsville firemen -answered th call for help and Fire Chief W. E DeBoll had fie pumper hooked on develop a water pressure to keep th tire from spreading to an adjoinin double-house in which direction stifl wind was fanning the flames. Duke University's Loveliest Half of Nation Crippled By Blizzard, Ice; Snow Margaret Bonncll (above), first year student at Duke University'* Women's College, was selected »s tho moat beautiful of the more than 800 scirl» at tho institution by Cedl B. DcMillc, film director. Mies Bon- ndl is from Jamaica, L. I., and is majoring in Journalism. (Central Prtu), WOQDS/DE SAYS POLITICS "DEFINITELY IN" RELIEF MAYOR URGES AID FOR FUND Mayor Ira D. Younkin today issued a proclamation calling upon the citizenry of Cormollsvillc to patron- ze one or more of the special events being held for the purpose of raising funds to be used in the National foundation fight against infantile paralysis. The proclamation follows: Whereas, Saturday, January 29th, Is the birthday oC the President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Whereas, President Roosevelt has given his birthday in perpetuity na a lime for the raising of money to create a National Foundation to fight md eradicate the dread plague of infantile paralysis, and Whereas, all citizens throughout the United States are requested to have a part in and contribute to this most worthy cause, Now, therefore, I, Ira D. Vounkin. Mayor of the City of ConncllsvUle, do hereby designate Saturday, January 28th, as Infantile Paralysis Da; - , and urgently appeal to all citizens to patronize one or more ot the m.-.riy special events being held to secure funds for this worthwhile undertaking, or send n voluntary contribution to E. S. Tyler, Treasurer, Infantile Paralysis Committee, Uniontown, Pennsylvania. IRA D. YOUNKIN, Mayor. Cooper Heads .Driveto Bring Back Wild Life Robert S. Cooper, well-known local sportsman, hus been named by Jay N. (Ding) Darling, president ot the General Wildlife Federation, as chairman for Fayette county of the observance of the first annual National Wildlife Restoration Week. March 20 to 27. Mr. Cooper name assistants anil lay plans with sportsmen's organizations for the proper observance of the week. The program ot the General Wildlife Federation, sponsor of the restoration movement, in brief is: Establish government responsibility for restoration and conservation of wild life. Establish standing committees in both houses of Congress to further conservation interests. Strive for adequate funds for the Biological Survey ond the U. S Bureau of Fisheries. Establish cooperative research between the Federal and state governments on matters affecting wild life and earmark for state wildlife restoration projects the revenues taken in excise taxes (amounting to $3,500,000 annually) from the sportsmen of America. Strive for Federal custodianship over waters that pollution may be cleaned up and drouths and floods minimized. Strive for adequate appropriations for wildlife research. Support the program for continued and better enforcement of all game laws. As the foregoing program would indicate it will be necessary to lay a good educational foundation. Tha is part of the work of the count chairman ond the district a-des hi will name. Chimney Fire. South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Department was called out Tuesday night to a chimney fire at the hom of Mrs. Beinard Wilhelm at the corner of Pittsburg street and Youghio gheny avenue, South Connellsville. There wns no damage. Oy United Frew. MIFFL1NTOWN, Pa., Jan. 26, The recent resignation of Public As- istance Secretary Karl do Schwein- tz marked the culmination of s well-laid scheme to make politica 1 lenchmon out of the reliuf workers,' ·tate Representative Robert E Woodside, Jr., Harrisburg, charged last night at a Republican rally. Woodsidc, member of the Housi I. O. P. minority, named U. S Senator Joseph F. Guffey as invcsti- ;ator ot the "scheme" to enlarge Democratic patronage possibilities. The speaker said tho Guilcy "Nru 3cal machine" opposed the consoli' dated relief, or Goodrich, program until five days before the end o he last legislative session when 'the deal was made." "Guffey thcn) withdrew his OP' position to the relief udministratioi Woodsldo continued, "and .he bills were umendcd to that th« employes could be thrown into polr .ics nml thoir salaries assessed. A ho New Deal tax this prob.-tb. ly will make the Democratic cam 1 :aixn fund a half million dollar richer. "But bclorr the politicians couh ,,-ikc over relief, they had to 'get the Secretary ol Public A.sslstono who had not been schooled in thi (David L. Law State Commltte chairman) brand of politics. The jo! .vai assigned to Emma Guflcy Mil lor, shrewd sister ot the pohtica boss, Joe. "She turned on the heat in rca N'cw Deal style, but alter weeks o investigations and after six postpone mcnts of the committee, the Cover nor gave Dr. dc Schwcinitz a clea bill of health, but the cards we stacked. "No sc-lf-icspecting man could be a party to the deal and Dr. d Schweiniti resigned. The Guffey Lawrence machine had taken an other step in the well-laid plan t take over relief with the New Dca machine. 'Politics is now definitely in re lief," the speaker concluded, "an relief is now definitely in politics." De Schweinitz wns succeeded i the SlO.OOO-a-year cabinet posltio by Arthur W. Howe, Jr., life-Ion friend and former business nssocial of the Governor. Howe relinquishe the Welfare Department secretary ihip to accept the appointmen Previously he wns secretary to th Securities Commission, deputy sccrc tary of. projerty and supplies an budget secretary. Guffey-Lawrcnce cnce. Democratic Stock Market Hard Hit- Losses Billion NE%V YORK, Jan. 26.--More thar a billion dollars in paper valui evaporated from the stock mark today in the most severe dcclin since November 22, 1937. Transac tions to noon amounted to 1,070,00 shares or just about the amount c all transactions done in the Monda and Tuesday sessions combined. General Motors with a $2 a shar loss showed a depreciation on tl basis of all listed shares of $87,000 000. U. S. Steel with a $3.37^ los shrank $29,372,625. The Weather IARLE ORDERS POLICE PROBE OF CAVALCANTE CHARGES IN FAYETTE Six · Deaths in - Great Lake Region; 30-Foot Drifts. SEVERE COLD WAVE FORECAST HARRISBURG, Jan. 26.--Gover- or George H. Earle today ordered n immediate State Police investiga- on today into charges of "tampering ih civil service examinations in ayette county. "The vital question in this matter whether inQuence is being used in hcse examinations," he said. "I don't [ ant anything to interfere with the civil service system now on trial in Pennsylvania." Earle's order was prompted by charges filed by State Senator Anthony Cavalcante asserting that Jacob H. Echard, Uniontown, Fayette county Democratic chairman: 1. Has a list of all Fayette county applicants for civil service lobs in Continued on Page. Six. Niagara Fails Bridge Goes Out With Ice. BULLETIN By unlttd-P««. NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y., Jan. 26.--Engineers of the International Railway Company announced today they were considering dynamltlne a huge Ice Jam below the Niagara Falls In an effort lo save 'historic Falls View bridge from destruction. Wilbur King, 13, son of Mr. and Irs. Austin King of McCoy. Road, Connellsville, R. D. 1, suffercd-a_frac- ure of the right- armj^whcn - the ngine of a truck he was attempting o crank "kicked." As the parents- took him to a ihysician here, someone entered the larage and stole a 20-pound ham. Wilbur, an eighth grade student it the Rock Ridge school, had both bones in the arm broken. NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y., Jan. 26. -- The Falls View bridge, spanning he Niagara River 1,000 feel below he mighty cataracts, began breaking up today under the pressure of the rorst ice jam in history. The ice jam carried the structure ilowly downstream. The bridge had icen closed to traffic curlier when it to buckle in the center. As he jnm grew larger, the steel arches of the bridge began to give way. The ice pack reached a height of npproximately 70 feet. AuthorJties said the bridge, one of he first to link the United States and Canada, would be a total loss by :hc time the ice Jam broke up. Reaching a height ol 00 feet in some places, the ice spanned the river, forming a natural bridge. Below the whirlpool rapids the river was full of ice but it was moving slowly The jam was climbing the abutments of the International Bridge 3oth the International and Falls View artdgc link the United States to Canada but the latter is the principal of entry for tourists because ol the view it affords of the falls. Mercury Falls To 12 Degrees; Snowfall Light The mercury toppled to R low mark of 12 degrees last night in the woke of freakish weather over the week-end as winter took a grip on the region. While the snowfall was not heavy enough to cover the ground, it was accompanied by a stiff wind which gave it a blizzard-like appearance Tuesday afternoon. A low mark of 12 above was recorded for the city whilc-tho Indian Creek valley showed a reading o eight above. As far as could bi learned there was no zero or sub zero temperatures in the region. The cold wave was the second o the season as December t) brough forth a frigid spell that sent the mcr cury to readings ranging from nin to 13 above over a four-day period The weather man predicted a con tinuation of the cold wave for tonigh and Thursday. Rev. Elliot Will Speak at Dawson Grangers' Dinne GARAGE ROBBED WHU.E - . ' BOY WITH Br.OKEN ARM IS TAKEN TO DOCTOR 14 K I L L E D . BY GRENADE EXPLOSION By United Pica. PARIS, Jan. 26.--A case of hand ;renades, seized at a secret headquarters of the terrorist "hooded men" organization, exploded today n the midst of a group of soldiers. Police estimated that 14 men were searched for further killed but lodics. Police in a raid January 16 sclzcc 600 hand grenades. In 18 cases; 20,000 cartridges, three hotchkiss machine guns and 71 automatic rifles at a secret cache of the hooded men on Cagoulnrds, near the St. Nazaire- statlon. The bombs were taken to an :in- ncx of »he municipal laboratory in the suburb of Villejuif in southeastern Paris, bccausn it was though' [oo dangerous to keep them in central Paris. Municipal authorities of Villejui protested that the entire suburb was endangered by the bombs and demanded their removal. This morning soldiers arrived in army trucks to take the bombs to the artillery proving Vln- ccnnC3 so that the fuses could be removed. The soldiers began remo.ving the bomb casc^ from wooden shacks of the annex. One detail dropped a case, believed to contain 32 bombs The bombs exploded." The four soldiers who were carrying the "case and others nearby were killed. The shacks in which the bombs were stored were destroyed, as wen some similar shacks nearby in which poor families lived. Police feared that additional victim's" would" Continued on Page Six. Capstan Operating Only Single Tank The cfYecl of the business recession is being felt in one of Connellsville' principal industries. Only one-tanl operation is being carried on at th plant of the Capstan Glass Compan this week after a four-day layoff. Although it had been expected tw tanks would be used after the tern porary shut-down, business condi tions warranted operation of only single tank, keeping approximate! 200 persons on the idle list. By United Press. A driving blizzard, sweeping over he North Central' states from the Arctic regions, extended its force east and westward - today- and sheathed half the Nation' with crip- pling'ice and snow. Mishaps caused by floods in the Middlewest and near-zero tempera- ures and drifts-throughout the Great Lakes region-- caused ^at _lcast six death's in three states." The blizzard, centered across the upper- Michigan peninsula,^ spent its ury "westward into Wisconsin and Iowa. The biting winds, sometimes reaching- a velocity _of-J_0j^milcs_an hour,-piled 30-~foat drifts"acrossjiigh- ways in Michigan and isolated hundreds of families. Additional suffering was-causcd'by Ireezing flood waters -in · Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. In the Texas and Oklahoma "panhandles and western Kansas, raging dust storms uprooted winter wheat fields. Through the South, frost and high winds threatened damage to orchards and crops. Gate-like winds also endangeied shipping on the Atlantic and many Doats reached port just in time. Mackay Radio reported a distress coll from the British freighter Pen- carrow in the Atlantic about 60 miles off Halifax, Nova Scotia. All vessels in the vicinity were asked to stand by for further reports. Although the biting" cold brought new hardships to families forced to flee lowland homes in the tri-state flood area, it ended temporarily the danger of more serious overflows. Fifty children were marooned by snowdrifts in a high school five miles ' Mar- were from Iromvood, Mich. Near quette, Mich., other children reported taking refuge in a farmhouse after their school bus was trapped by rising snows. U. S. Forecaster C. A.Donnel predicted a "severe" cold wave for the entire Middlewest The storm was centered over northern Lake Huron and was moving slowly. He forecast continued snowstorms in all northern states from the Mississippi to the Atlantic seaboard. Heaviest snowfall was expected in Pennsylvania and New York, he said. At Lansing, Mich., Governor Frank Murphy expressed alarm as he received reports ot the storm's fury, marooning lake ships and automobiles, isolating farms and villages, forcing shutdown of schools and mines. "We must not permit this to become a catastrophe," · he _sajd.._?The main thing is to get some "help. Mobilize anything and everything." He urged welfare department officials to "pay as little attention "to technicalities as possible." He said additional funds would be made available immediately for "relief. - Highway crews rescued more than 100 motorists stranded in "zero temperatures and hundreds of others were believed still awaiting rescue e.~ lo have taken refuge in nearby farm houses. · - "-"- Mainstee, Mich., went for hours without electric service to hospital, homes, and factories' after breakdown of the power supply. At Marquettc, Mich., three build- Continued on Page Twelve. · · Will Probated. GREENSBURG, Jan. 26.- -Will of Ayres Brewer, late of Rostraver township, was probated here. The. estate is valued at $700 and. Dora. Belle Lewis is the executrix and sole legatee. K. J. Smutz in Hospital. E. J. Smutz, manager of the Connellsville Credit Bureau, was admit- ' ted to the Uniontown Hospital this morning. His condition is said to' be " serious. Snow flurries and continued cold tonight, Thursday probably snow flurries and continued cold In north and generally fair with slowly rUinc; temperature in south portion is the noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Record. 1938 1037 Maximum 38 48 M i n i m u m 12 .12 Mean , 23 40 The annual oyster dinner of Daw son Grange will be held on Salurda in the grange hall in Lower Tyron township, near the Bryan Church. The dinner will be served at 1 o'clock and a program will follo\ with Rev. Lawrence S. Elliott, pasto of the First Methodist Eplscopa Church of Connellsville, as 'he prin cipal speaker. The following program has been arranged by the grange lecturer: Song, audience. Invocation, Rev. Thomas Charlesworth, pastor of the Bryan and Dawson Methodist Episcopal churches. Address of welcome. Solo, William Gaskill. Reading, Helen. Zorn. Address, Rev. Elliott. Dialogue by group ot boys. Reading, Sarah Phillips. Short talks by mcmbcis and visitors. Closing song, "Blest Be the Tic That Binds." Excited Officer Pulls Gun to Chase Bandit; Nearly Hits Other SVIan Mrs. Elmer Raudman Improving. Mrs. Elmer Baudman of Stahl Square, who underwent an operation By United Press. PITTSBURGH, Jan. 26.--A well- dressed young man, smiling affably, approached the ticket booth of the Art Cinema in downtown Pittsburgh last night. The cashier, pretty Katherine Smith, smiled back. But her smile froze into a sickly grin when the young man handed her a telegram blank on which was written the words: "This is a holdup." He backed up his unspoken announcement by throwing open an expensive overcoat to reveal a revolver in a holster under his left arm. Miss Smith didn't I argue. She scooped up the day's receipts--$100 --and handed the money through Mazzci entered the booth to relieve the cashier and was told of the holdup. He stepped back into the thea- " tre to inform Sub-Patrolman James- Harvey, one of a number of policemen assigned to protect downtown theatre offices, of the robbery. Excitedly, Harvey pulled out his revolver, cocked it and dashed toward the door. As he, the gun went off and the bullet narrowly missed Manager Mazzei before imbedding itself in a rest room door. The 300 people in the theatre became alarmed but panic was averted when Mazzei told them to "keep your seats. ^There's nothing wrong." By the time H:\rvey., got into the street, the~bandit had made good his i I last week at Connellsville State Hos-l the window. pital, is lepoited to be KettuiR alone fled. nicely. J J\i-,t as he did so, escape. The man turned and ' {The holdup was the second down, town theatre robbery within 26 ; £osepbjhour*. ' - . ,

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