The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 26, 1938 · Page 4
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 4

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, January 26, 1938
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PA fv. FOUR THE DATI.Y COUKTBR, CONNELLSVILLE. PA. WEDNESDAY, JAKTtTART 26, 1D35. lathj Olmtmr THE COURIER COMPANY . James J. Driwoll R. A. Donegan ______ Walter S. Stimmcl ______ 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 RATES Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month; $5 per year, or S2 50 for six months by mall if paid in advance. Entered as second class matter at the Poslo.Ticc, Connellsvillc, Pa. WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 26, 1938. TO GJEX AFTJCB IAX.CHISEI/EKS Not Inability to pay long overdue taxes but chiseling as County Commissioner John W. Rankin's characterization of "many prominet men in the county" who -have failed to settle delinquent accounts. The "prominent men" are to be "brought to time," the commissioner-declared In announcing there will be no postponement of the tax sales set for'April 4. The "poor man," the "really haid-pressed home owner, will be taken care of," but as to the ones the commissioners think can pay Sir. Rankin had this to say: "There are too many chiselers taking advantage of tax sales postponements and we have come to the place where something must be done about it I once said I xvould never set my name to a tax sale but I am forced to change my mind because of the way these tax chiselers have taken advantage of us." The county needs the money. The sales will be held, the commissioner adds for emphasis. The commissioner being right In his assumption, there seems to be no reason for postponement. VETEHAKS HAVE BIGHT IDEA Sated -with the horrors of the battlefield and seeking to profit by experiences of the World War should America become involved in another, the Veterans of Foreign Wars have presented to Congress proposed legislation that will · not only act as a preventative but, that failing, will insure equality in bearing the burden. They would put teeth in the campaign being carried on by them to keep us out of war. "As the veterans look" at it, -eliminating altogether profits of the owners of industry the "minute war is declared" will make it reasonably stire 'they will do every- Tfiing in their poweFto keep out of it. By the same method, convincing farmers they will not be allowed to take any profits on wheat or livestock during the duration of the ·war will make every son of the sod demand the vote of his ^congressman against war. · And if labor is required to make "equal sacrifice there will be no boom time wages and the toilers will join in the general demand lor peace. The veterans--including our Walter E. Brown Post-- aie seeking to enroll 25,000,000 people m their cause. A real referendum that would be. Let tis hope they get the signers and that Congress falls into line. JTATUBE HEALS SOBEST IVOUJiDS Whatever prompted Rosamond Pinchot to end her life, one wonders why he did not have the will power to break away from her associations among the socialites and. seek peace of mind elsewhere. The same holds true about anyone, rich or poor, who comes to the point of following the easy way out of a difficulty by carbon monoxide or other suicide method. If we came to that crisis in life and were possessed of the means the actress had it seems there would be many \\nys to remove from the mind all thoughts of suicide. A change of scene, for instance. And if we didn't have the means there would be other waya open. William Cullen Bryant wrote in Thanatopsis: "To him who in the love of nature holds communion with her visible forms she speaks a various language. For his gayer hours she has a. voice of gladness, and she glides into his darker musings with a mild and healing sympathy that steals away their sharpness ere he is aware." If you have troubles that seem to overwhelm you and you lack the means for diversion at some distant place, why not just take a stroll into the woods? There's enough of beauty right about you to "steal away the sharpness" of your troubles "ere you are aware." AID IX CAXCER CONTROL Women of Fayette county have been enlisted in the nation-wide campaign for the control of cancer. Mrs. Robert Lee Ilerron of Brownsville was 'selected to head it. She has named Mrs. Henry W. McRobbie chairman for Con- nelisville. nib campaign will be educational. There is no better means of getting before the public the need of control of the disease until medical science linds a euro. It will be the duty ot vomen Mrs. McRobbie will select and that other chairn en m the county name to disseminate Information. The movement is sponsored by the American Society for the Control of Cancer. Perhaps by the time the cam-- paign is over the people of the county will be more cancer conscious--that is, they will be encouraged to act promptly at the first sign of the disease",--Many jcases are curable in the early stages. ,, _ _ . In the Day's News Brief Comment on Current Events Hero and There Your Income Tax The "Drc.nn Highway"--the South Perm road project authorized by the Legislature at its last session--is a s«?p farther along Mountain tunnels through which the $50,000,000 ribbon will c\tcnd h.we been cleaied of the w«tcr accumulated duung tho'half century sinte the piojcct was abandoned as i railroad Next will come preparation ot the roadbed An all- weather loutc is pioposcd between Harrisburg and Pitlijbmgh The gale which swept the region Monday is bl.imed by Tony Rendme lor a lire which thicatencd his place along the National pike The first intimation that Mr. and Mrs Rcndmc had of trouble was when the lights went out The Elk Purk tnanagei and his .vifc attacked the bUze with water buckets and soon hid it quenched Its v.cll to check wiring occasionally Increased operations served to cheer employes of plants of the H. C. Frick Coke Company this week Nine are working on a three-day schedule --the Colonials, Bonco and Lcckrone the period ending today; Edenborn, Filbert, Footedalc and Palmer docks the remaining three. SAVING Jf motorists who buy carS~jon_-lhe Installment plan would study gasoline consumption -at" -vatylng speeds they might save enough In fuel cost to make sizeable additions to tlie monthly payments. Automotive engineers have figured that most cars costing less than a thousand dollars will run 20 miles on'a gallon at a. speed of 20 miles an hour. The same car operated at 70 miles an hour -will travel only 11 miles on a gallon. At 45 the consumption will be at the rate of 16 and a half miles to the gallon. On the average, say the engineers, a car will use nearly seven times as much oil at 60 miles as at 30 ·Besides avoiding the Governor's speed courts there is common sense in fuel and oil saving in driving under the legal limit of 50 miles. ' EVJEJ1Y CHILI) "HAS JUGH1 1 TO LIVE ~ Farmer John Marsh of near Carlisle is bervmg Ins uCth five-day jail sentence for refusing to allow Vaccination of hib children as required by the state"code. Puipoitedly his resistance ia based on the alleged blinding of a niece and death of another from vaccine, lie might havo a right (o so decide uith regard to his livestock. He does not have that right \hen dealing \\ith human beings. By paientage the children are his. Parentage does not give him the right or power to leave^them, exposed to smallpox when there is a treatment thatrhas successfully immunized millions against that one,-timi; ncourge of humanity Eveiy child of every parent has the-Jnherent rijjht to all the pro~- toction against disease an3~afTtlie opportunities foi lone and useful life science offers On the editorial page foi sc\cral weeks there will appear dally short articles dealing with "Your Income Tax." Every phase of the subjecl will be covered The articles will show who must file returns, how to account for business expenses, losses, etc, exemptions allowed--everything you'll need to know. The Bureau of Internal Revenue suggests you clip and fllc.those which affect you, thnt you may have them for reference. The filing period will end March 15. NO. 3 When to Report Income From Salaries. Wages, Elc. Of the millions of income-tax returns that nrc filed annually, the vast majority arc from salaried persons and wage earners whose jncomc is derived from personal scivices In general, compensation for personal services should be reported for taxation purposes in the yeai it is rccciv cd or unqualifiedly made subject to demand Compensation credited to the account of or set apart for taxpayer, without any substantial limitation or restriction, and which may be drawn upon by him at any time, is subject to tax for the year during which so credited or set apart, although not then actually reduced to possession. If the services were rcndcied during the year 1030 or even prior thereto, but the compensation was not received, or made unqualifiedly subject to demand, by the taxpayer until the year 1937, the entire amount is taxable in the year received or made unqualifiedly subject to demand, when the taxpayer is reporting on the cash receipts and disbursements basis, which is the basis used by most persons in report- Ing net income. The names of all employes to whom payments of $1,000 or over a year are made must be reported. The Information return should be made on Form 1099, accompanied by transmittal Form 1000 showing the number of returns filed. These returns should be filed on or before February 15, 1938 All of the various types of com- pens£ tion, unless specifically exempt ly statute, or exempt by fundamental law, should be included In the taxpayer's return of gloss income, such as salaries, wages, fees, commissions, bonuses, tips, honorariums, prizes awards, retiring allowances for past services, etc. Where services are paid for in whole or in part with Just Folks By EDGAR A GUEST CRANKMIRE ON CREEDS Speaking ot creeds, old Crankmlrc said: We H know the truth when we are dcTd But 1 d prefer no creed at all Than one established ns a "wall To *ar one friend, xvhoe'er he be From dropping in to visit me T hive preferred, and well I ought. The ttichtnKb which my mother tiufiht But 1 am Clad she dicln i say From ll v-ho differ turn av,ayl Witliln the limits of this creed Dwell alt tlic friends you 11 ever need* I j-hould ha\c hated her had Mic Built such n lowering «ull orotind me And cut mo of! from frlendshtpi rare Which grace religions everywhere. t could not spend my whole life through With Catholic Protcitant or Jew. t Vo htnfilc group how fine it be Could mrrow doun this life lor me Out of all creed our friendships grow And I nm clad that this Is so. Clad that no church cnn draw n line Twlxt me and imy friend o( mine ' Motion pictures of Interest to every sportsman will be shown tonight at the meeting of Conncllsvillc Local of the Fayctte County Fish and Came Protective Association. Both hunting and fishing will be embraced on the program It ia the wish of officials of the local that all avail themselves of the opportunity of an hour 1 * real entertainment The business part of the meeting will include elections of officers The time is, 7 30 o'clock, the place the Y. M. C. A. Another veteran has fallen under the Democratic patronage ax. The victim Is W. W. Wasbabau of Mount Pleasant, whose friend* know him better as "Chief." For nearly 21 years he was an employe ot the State Workmen's Insurance Fund. Now under the "to the victor belongs the spoils" scheme he has been fired. Appointed by Governor Brumbaugh, Washabau had served under Governors Sproul, Fisher and Pinchot, Nothing wrong with the service he rendered as acting district manager at Greensburg He was removed to make way for anothei Philip J. Rouse of. West Newton. The march of progress has removed a famous hostelry at Meyersdale--the old Sheer House. On that site and the o!d Kretchman property, another landmark, will arise the town's new postofflce, a $70,000 building. The late Nathaniel Slicer operated the hotel for many years. Partner with Connellsvillc in the ownership and management of Pleasant Valley Country Club, Scottdale will make use of the clubhouse jointly with ConnelJsville in putting on the President's Birthday Ball for the benefit ot the foundation combatting infantile paralvsis The date Is next Saturday.' H. D. Minerd, local chairman, is hopeful both communities will be largely represented. He urges all wishing to participate to make reservations at the clubhouse. As Others Think TAXES AND BUSINESS IN CANADA (St Louis Post-Dispatch ) Up in Canada, industry is complaining of taxes, in pretty much the same language that Washington is hearing/ The Canadian government is being told that its policy ot heavy taxation is retarding economic recover/. There Is a difference, though In Canada,-the spokesman of industry's grievances is a government agtncy. It is Ihc national employment commission, operating under the ministry of labor. Its job is to solve the Dominion's unemployment problem It is doing it, apparently, without regard for any official sensibilities The head of the commission is Aithur B. Purvis, managing director of Canadian Industries, Ltd, reputedly the country's, highest salaried business executive Mr. Puivis" procedure was strictly in the business manner. He set out /Irst of all to get the facts and figures. A canv ass of the industrial field produced the information. Entcrpiisc .ifter enU.prise reported having to defer exteii'ions and improvements because of heavy ta ation On the shouing, it ·was calculated that Can- adiin industry is now ready to expend $78,000 000 in expansion or betterments if the (ax load is lifted Such investment, it is computed, would give industry the final Impetus needed to achieve complete recovery The --ommfssion has relayed its findings to the government It proposes that the government remit cor- porition income taxes to the amount m which any industry undertakes a modernization progiam It contends tint any loss from reduced taxes would be offset by the saving in relief expenditures accruing from in- ciensed cmplojment The;, think in smaller figures up in Canada, but the practice of getting the f.icts and making the recommend ition* accordingly n something «-c might import Factographs The gold piano in the White House in Washington, was acquired during the Administration of Theodore Roosevelt, at a cost of $18,000. It still is in excellent condition A cosmic ray powerful enough to penetrate lead sheeting 180 feet thick has been discovered by scientists at the University of Denver. something other th m money, the fair market value of the vhtne taken in payment must be included as income Other items subject to tax are foci received by ministers of the gospel for funerals baptisms, masses, and like services, executors' fees; directors' fees; jury fees; and prizes received in contests of various kinds. Today in Washington By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON, Jan. 26--There is beginning to be manifest a good deal of curiosity as to what is the real purpose ot the business and sovern- ment conferences at the White House I and what, it anything, is going to mateiinlizo as a result of them. Fiom the standpoint of business, the confeienccs have an aflUmatrve value, of course, because they refute lather conspicuously the !dc,i that the present business recession was a deliberate conspiracy on the pirt of the business men of the country to put Mr. Roosevelt into some kind of political embarrassment That fantastic tale was much in use during November and December, and if any large number of intelligent citizens really believe any such thing, they are now confronted with the important fact that business is responding to government's invitation and trying to think up ways and means of getting recovery going again Clearly this is not the way "conspirators" to damage the Administration's political prestige would be apt to behave. So far as the President is concerned, H is not easy to conjecture what the main motive of the conference plan happens to be Mr. Roosevelt has been told, to be sure, that business feels a bit jittery and wants anything or everything done to establish "confidence" and he would naturally want to do what he could to promote confidence, provided in the process of its rcestablish- ment no great concessions had to be made on his reform program. So long as the business confeiences here are merely talk and conversation, it is not, after all, an expensive concession, from the Administration viewpoint What, then, did the President have in mind m calling business men together and discussing a lot of gen- eralities' Certainly, the things talked about at the White House conferences me neilhei novel noi brain- racking " They arc the platitudes of economic fact and 'theory such as any group of academicians might discuss after coffee in the evening. Nobody seems to get down to brass lacks action, nor is the idCT for succeeding or follow-up conferences in anything but the vaguest or most casual stage. From what has happened thus far, one is inclined to draw the inference thdt the whole series of conferences is intended is a window-dressing or psychological affair, and that out of it will not come any tangible plans. The Government's own behavior on the oil cases belies any expectation that business competitors will dare to iron out peaks and valleys or do anything else which they might consider legitimately cooperative, but which a technical-minded department of justice might deem unfair and monopolistic The tiue effect of what the President has done thus far by news headlines is to be found in the Congress, where the much-vaunted independence or spirit which was to have manifested itself at this session has been submerged m a kind of don't- rock-the-boat timidity. Mr. Roosevelt might have feared last month that Congress would burst out with millions of words on the subject of why the business recession bad occurred and that the Senate or House might stage a full-fledged rebellion against Administration tinkering with economic laws in the last five years. But, as soon as the President began conferring with big business and little business, the congressional independents had their style cramped a bit. The fact is Mr. Roosevelt grabbed the ball from Continued on Page Twelve. DAVIDSON'S "Meet Me at Davidson's" Three Days Only . . . . Thursday, Friday, and Saturday FINAL CLEARANCE of entire Winter Stock at REDUCTIONS of % to Buy Now at Remarkable Savings 7.95 to 19.95 Evening Gowns 28 in the group. 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