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LAST E DIT1ON The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. IGE- VOL. 36, NO.'72. Tho Weekly Courier. Founded July 17. 1879. The Dally Courier. Founded November 10. 1003. McrKCd. July 10. lO CONNELLSVILLE, TA., FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 2S, 1938. TWENTY PAGES. F. R. S E E K S HUGE FUND FOR DEFENSE Submits Seven-Point Pro- j gram in Special Message. . ^SECURITY IS INADEQUATE By United Press. ·WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.--President Roosevelt today warned Congress that America's national defense is Inadequate for national security and crllcd" for an $800,000,000 long time naval building program, immediate start on construction of two additional drcadnaughts and two new naval cruisers. He asked additions of more than $20,000,000 to the present billion- dollar defense expenditures called for in the 1039 fiscal year. Mr. Roosevelt asked--in vicxv . of war alarms spreading through the world--that Congress turn its immediate attention to enactment of legislation designed to eliminate profiteering in any future war rr.d to equalize burdens of any possible war so far as possible. Mr. Roosevelt's seven-point defense program provided: 1. Authorization of $8,800,01)0 army anti-aircraft additions, with $6,800,000 to be spent in the next fiscal year. 2. $450,000 to be appropriated for increasing the Army enlisted reserve in the next fiscal year. 3. Authorization for $8,000,000 for army dies and material equipment of which $5,000,000 would be spent in fiscal year 1930. 4. Spending of $2,000,000 to Increase Army munitions reserves. ·5.- Authorization for a flat 20 per cent increase in naval strength- program estimated by congressional leaders to Involve an ultimate total cost of $800,000,000. 6. Authorization and appropriation for start of work in fiscal 193£ on two additional capital ships and two additional cruisers. Mr. Roosevelt did not estimate the 1939 cost of " this program, but said it would be "very small." 7. Authorization and appropriation of $15,000,000 for experimental naval vessels in the 1939 fiscal year. The new defense program would add $20,800.000 to the Nation's 1939 military and naval costs, plus whatever might be spent in launching the proposed drcadnaughts and cruisers "Tension throughout the world is high,"-declared Mr. Roosevelt, in his message to Congress. "Armies are fighting in the Far East and in Europe thousands of, civilians arc being driven'from their homes and bombed from the air. "As commander-in-chlcf of the Army andlfavy of the .United States it Is my constitutional duty to repor to the Congress that our national defense Is, in the light of the increasing armaments of other nations, Inadequate lor purposes of natlona security and requires . increase lor that reason." National Anthem, After 100 Years, Is Stream-Lined As Niagara Bridge Plunged Info Gorge By FRED BAILEY United Press Staff Correspondent. BALTIMORE, Md., Jan. 28.-- 3 age Francis Scott Key. "The Star panglcS Banner" has been strcam- ined. ' A jazz band played for the first ime here today a "modernized" 'crsion of the national anthem, unchanged for more than 100 years, 'he time-hallowed song has had its ace lifted. Vincent Lopez, orchestra leader, announced ho had rewritten Key's F ersion to make it "squcakless 1 * and more easily sung. It takes a vocal WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.--Sonata Arthur Vandcrberg, Republican Mich., today called upon Presiden Roosevelt to disclose "the justifying facts, If any" for "the biggest regular budget lor arms in our history." The President's defense rccom mendatlons generally found strong support in Congress although some members suggested there ought to b further explanation of the aims o foreign policy. Representative J. Buell Snyder Democrat, Pa., chairman of th House Miltary Appropriations sub committee commented: "The supplemental estimates fo the army are both approximate anc timely in view of world conitions a we fin them. To have a balanc national defense, it is absolutely nc ccssary to have , the anti-aircraf strengthened, i Just Off the Wire NEW YORK, Jan. 28.--Fou bandits, in a daring waterfront raid today escaped with a $25,000 \payrol of the United Stales Lines. Th money was being* taken from pier 6 to pier 61. The first report of th robbery said the bandits all wer armed with machine guns. The took the payroll from a line employ and two guards in a pasasgcway be tween the piers. MIAMI. Fla., Jan. 28--Prcsldcn William Green of ihe American Fed eratlon of Labor said today he hope to appear In person before the con vention of the United Mine Workers Union to answer charges of cilia unionism made by the Commute for Industrial Organization affiliate WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.--Chair man Carl Ylnson, Democrat, Georgia of the House Naval Affairs Com mlttce introduced : a bill toda authorizing a 20 per cent increase It the "combat strength ot the Unite Stales fleet to provide the greatest Navy Ihe nation ever bad. NIAGARA FALLS, Jan. 28--Th International Railway Company an nounced today that a new brldg would be constructed to replace th historic Falls View span which col lapsed yesterday. j gymnastic to sing the song ns Key I wrote it, Lopez declared. i Airs. William A. Becker, president 1 of the Daughters ot the\ American i Revolution, announced she favored I a campaign to make the country ! anthem-minded by revising the song. She invited Lopez to demonstrate his · adaptation at a meeting of the D. A. R. executive committee In Washington next Monday. Lopez accepted, but declined to say if he would lead the women in signing It. If the executive committee finds It can put a patriotic ring into the song, Mrs. Becker said, Congress will be Continued on Page Fourteen/ WIDOW, MOTHER OF FOUR GIRLS, DIES IN CHAIR By CULLEN SMITH United Press Staff Correspondent. FENARD, 111., Jan. 28.--Mrs. Marie Porter, 37, widowed mother of four daughters, was executed in the clec- .ric chair at the Southern Illinois ?enltcntiary today for the murder of ler brother. Her youthful lover, Angclo Giancola, 22, the actual killer, preceded her. She was the first woman ever electrocuted in Illinois and only once before has a murderess paid with ife. In 1845 a woman was hanged at Lawrenccviilc for killing her husband. Mrs. Porter, sullen, pudgy-faced, showed no .concern. She played pinocle with matrons until she was nnovcd to a death cell at 9 o'clock last night. x She walked steadily to the chair, unassisted by the guards at her side. She repeated a brief prayer, read by 1 Roman Catholic priest, then stepped before the chair, facing more than. 100 witnesses, all men. 'Well," she said, "1 wish to thank the warden, the guards and lovely matrons who have stayed with me. I hold no malice toward anyone. Kay God have mercy on my souL" She was executed without further ado. Giancola had died without a preliminary speech. He had carried cross. The executions took place immediately, after midnight. · Mrs, Porter, Giancola and his younger brother, Jonh, 20, were convicted at Belleville, 111., for the in- Continued on Page Fourteen. Anna Kalhryn James, five years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. pmes ot South PHtsburg street, wallowed a 25-ccnt piece Thursday morning. X-ray pictures made at he Connelisville State Hospital ihowcd the coin lodged in the supcr- itcrnal knotch of the esophagus. blr. and Mrs. James took her into he Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Hospital vherc they remained until the coin vas removed. They returned to 'ittsburgh today and will be accompanied home by the child if she is icrmittcd- to leave the hospital. R. B. Weisgerber Remains as Head Of Game Local R. B. Weisgerber was reclected president of the Connelisville Local of the Faycttc County Fish and Game Protective Association at a meeting Wednesday evening. Berton M. Swartzwelder was elected vice-president; William H. Myers, secretary and treasurer. The local is inaugurating a membership campaign, at the conclusion of which three prizes will be awarded to the one turning in the most members. The first will be a $12 fly rod or a $10 reel. The winner must have a minimum of 30 members. Motion pictures from the Fish and Game commission were shown. Rollin Heflleflnger, division game protector, talked on conservation anc] cooperation of sportsmen with the Game Commission. Resolutions of Kenneth A. Reid before the Fish Commission were endorsed. They were: Opening of public water supply reservoirs to fishing under certain rules and regulations; utilization of highway fills to provide Jake for fishing. Robert S. Cooper, county chairman of National Wildlife Restoration Week, talked on that phase of conservation, asking for the cooperation of all sportsmen. Spanish Rebels Claim Victory By United Press. HENDAYE, French-Spanish Frontier, Jan. 28.--Spanish nationalists asserted today that they had defeated with heavy losses "loyalist attacks north of Tcrucl. Separate, strong attacks in the Ccladas sector and the Slngra sector farther north were stopped, the nationalist Salamanca communique asserted, and lour loyalist tanks and one airplane were put out of ac}ion Loyalists, in their Madrid com- munique, admitted that there had been no important changes in the Celadas or Singra fighting but they held that loyalists retained the initiative. Gets State Appointment. UNIONTOWN, Jan, 28.--County commissioners were notified by Governor George H. Earle that Johi Graham, Jr., has been appointee technical advisor to the State Boarc of Housing. CHILD SWALLOWS 25-CENT PIECE r. Steele Asserts Tenure Law Puts Teachers on "Spot" 'New emphasis has been placed on he old obligations of teachers," said 3r. Robert M. Steelc, president o£ California State Teachers' 'College, this morning in opening the second day's session of the joint Connelis- ville City and Dunbar township dis- xicts' education conference at the High School. He said passage ot the Teacher Tenure Act not only served to relieve .he instructors but at the same time t placed the teachers on the "spot"-hey definitely had to show results. In reference to the "tenure act" r. Stccle cautioned against the inclination to assume that its passage meant everlasting security of a position in the touching profession. He cited the case o£ the prohibition amendment where its proponents after reaching their ultimate goal-[hat of getting the statute placed on (he books--felt that their work con- ccring prohibition was ended. Its repeal proved the fallacy of this belief. Continuing on the "obligations of teachers" he pointed out that the removal from schools of mentally defectives, as required by State law, will improve conditions in the class rooms and that the teachers will-no longer -have an alibi for failure o£ those for whom they are responsible. Dr. Steele said that establishment of special classes for those who were below the average intelligence would tend to bring out the best results for it permitted the teacher to give more attention to those who needed it and Continued on Page Two. U. S.-JAP : ^RELATIONS : :· -STRAINED Continued.: Incidents " in China Arouses v High TOKYO BEG! NS:vL -/ INVESTIGATION Democratic Senator Charges NLRB Curbs Freedom of Press WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.--Senator Edward R. Burke, Democrat, Neb., today charged the National Labor Relations Board with "several attempts to violate the fundamental right of freedom of speech and freedom of the press." Burke made his statement before a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee which considering his resolution for a formal inquiry into the conduct of the board. "These examples show plainly an attempt to harass those who have had the temerity to criticize actions of the board," Burke said. Burke cited the cases of Harry T, O'Brien, editor .of the St. Marys, Pa, Daily Press, and Juntlcy W. Barclay, editor of Mill Factory, a trade magazine, both of whom were'or- dered to produce records at NLRB hearings. Greensburger Invited To "Small" Business Men's Conference WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.--Fifty "small" business people from Pennsylvania have been invited to attend the "little business" conference with Department of Commerce officials Secretary Daniel Roper revealed today. The conference, to which 500 persons from the Nation have been invited, was expected to discuss administration plans for small business financing by Government loans Pennsylvanians invited include: Pittsburgh, Arthur J. Chappell, Frank B. Bell, Harry L. Mamaux, E. H. Rupert, J. K. McGavern and T. F, StilTIer. Greenabwg, Wilfred S. McKeon. ' Exact Moment Falls View Bridge Toppled at Niagara Falls. This remarkable photo, taken by Walter Bordas, star Central Press photographer, shows exact moment of collapse of Falls View bridge into gorge at Niagara Falls. Weakened by relentless pressure of the greatest ice jam in history of the Niagara River, the bridge buckled and crashed to the ice below. --Central Press BuBBskin Board Fires -O Three Dunbar Youths Sent To Morganza UN1ONTOWN, Jan. 28.-- Calico Dario, Robert Sykes and Raymond LaGrccoo, who confessed robberies at Dunbar, this afternoon was seu- tcncedto Morganza. I did it because I'm pretty bad, I guess," Dario said. I did it to get money," Dykes asserted. . . . . LaGrccco merely shook his head and shrugged his shoulders when asked why he committed the robberies. In addition the three must pay the costs, Dario $33.20 and Sykes and LaGrccco $47,90 each. Dario was arrested for the theft of $102 from the H.. C. Smith Son meat market and $5 from Lewis Cuplraggi beer garden. The other two were arraigned for breaking and entering and receiving stolen goods a the result of '.he thefts at the James B. Reed dniry store at Dunbar. · ' Mae Wesl Says Radio Heads Not Gentlemen; They Let a Lady Down By FREDERICK C. OTHMAN United Press Hollywood Correspondent. HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 28. -- Mae West shrugged a svelte hip in disdain for the National Broadcasting Company today and accused its executives of impolite, disgraceful, ungentlemanly and ungracious conduct for leaving a lady in the lurch. This same indictment went also for the heads of a coffee advertising company. It hired her last month to broadcast an "Adam and Eve" skit, on which there were complaints which echoed all the way to the Federal Communications Commis- Continued on Page Six. The Weather Cloudy followed by light snow beginning in west portions late tonight and -Saturday and in east portions Saturday, rising temperature followed by colder Saturday night is ihe noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania, Temperature Record. 1938 1937 Maximum . .. '22 'J2 Minimum I T :M Mean - 20 -i\i Bullskin township school directors fr.ce a lest case of the Teacher Tenure Act ns thu result ot a petition filed yesterday by Marguerite R. Gill, school nurse, for a court hearing into facts surrounding her recent dismissal from her position as a professional employe of that school district. The woman stated that in defiance of the letter notifying her of the dismissal, yhc had continued in her duties until warned by this school board that she "did so at her own risk." She refrained then, she said, "only because of possible danger" to herself. On motion of the nurse's counsel, Attorney Samuel D. Braemer, Judge H. .S. Dumbauld has set 10 o|clock Tuesday, February 8, to take testimony and examine into the records and the facts of the case to determine whcthor the plaintiff is subject to dismissal from her contracted duties. Miss Gill, a resident of South Con- nelisville, revealed she had signed a contract September 10, 1937, with the school board whereby she agreed to perform the duties of school nurse for a term of eight months at an annual salary of $800. The contract stipulates it was subject to provisions of the Teacher Tenure Act passed by the General Assembly. On December 17, 1937, she declares, she received a. letter by mail notifying her that a special meeting ot the Bullskin township school board --to ascertain facts about the employment of a school nurse and why she should be retained--would be held December 22. . . . With counsel, she attended this special session, it was set forth, but was advised that the meeting "was not a hearing in any sense ol the word," whereupon, she and her counsel left. However, seven days .later--December 29--she received another letter, dated December 22, stating the position of school nurse in Bullskin township was "hereby terminated upon motion of George W. Cans, seconded by Reed W. Kuhns, and cur- Continued on Page Six. Grandview Avenue Project Approved By President Presidential approval of a proj«c to improve Grandview avenue, just outside of the city limits, by placing a base surfacing, etc., has been received, Congressman J. Buell Snycler advised The Courier by wire. The project, to be completed by the Works Progress Administration will cost $18,999. Sons of V. F. W. Tonight. The Sons of the Veterans .of Foreign Wars will meet tonight at 7:30 o'clock in the V. F. W. Home in South jPittsburg street. Consul Had Slap Coming, Japan's View of Incident By United Press. SHANGHAI, Jan. 28.--A Japanese army spokesman said today that the sentry who slapped t'.:c tace of United States Consul John M. Allison at Nanking was "only doing his duty." The spokesman added: "Anyone who fails to obey orders of sentries can be shot." As the spokesman made his statement the United States and British consuls general here made separate representations, to the Japanese consul general; asserting that their governments, were. unable to recognize the right ol Japanese to censor commercial messages. The Japanese embassy had announced that effective today Japanese censors would demand copies ot code books of'all commercial firms, regardless of nationality, and a consular certification that messages were bona fide. This was .necessary to prevent leakage, ot military importance, the embassy "said., Discussing the incident In which Allison, and another American--now disclosed to: be Charles T Riggs" of Scotia, N. Y., attached ^to Hanking University--were slapped; the army spokesman said that an apology 'offered Allison was merely a courteous gesture and did not imply that the ' "Continued on Page"Six, '.' By United Press. . · . WASHINGTON,. Jan. 28.--The state .department .revealed today that United States-Japanese relations were crowing more strained daily because of continued incidents :in China involving ' American Nationals and property- and the Japanese, military. Repeated diplomatic protests over the' breaking into arid looting of American property, molestation of Chinese women employes of Amei icari"nationals or "firms, "and. outrages to' the American flag by Japanese regular' sofdiers have resulted in the Japanese government taking-the unprecedented action ot- sending-two high ranking-Japanese army; officers to Shanghai arid Nanking to investi- gate-conditipns there, it was revealed; This action followed the presentation by Ambassador Joseph C: Grew, at Tokyo, of what was probably the most · vigorous · protest this'govern- ment-has delivered to any foreign t government since diplomatic 'relations were broken off with Germany In 1917. - . - . The- text of this protest,, made public by-the State Department; revealed that-Grew-had questioned the good faith of the Japanese govern- t ment's note - of December 24,. 1937. guaranteeing American nationals and , their interests and property In.Chlna · against future molestation or Injury by Japanese forces . of whatsoever character. This note and its assurances v/ere-the basis of ,the~American -government's settlement of the incident resulting from the bombing and sinking of-the .U.-S. gunboat Pariay near Nanking on December 12. · Crew's protest-was delivered on January If. After citing repeated incidents involving the American flag and American property at Nanking, Hangchow and other places and Japanese soldiers, Grew said to Foreign Minister Koki Hirota: "I am directed to impress upon your excellency the seriousness with which my government regards such octs and to convey its most emphatic protest against them. "My government finds it jmpos- · sible to reconcile the flagrant disregard of American rights shown by Japanese troops as above described with the assurances contained in your excellency's' note of December 24; J937, that 'rigid orders have been issued to the military, naval and foreign office authorities to pay . . . greater'attention than hitherto to observance of the instructions that have ' been repeatedly given against, infringement of, or unwarranted interference with, the rights and interests ol the United States and other third powers.' "In vfew of the fact that a number of these acts are reported" as having occurred subsequent to the receipt .Continued on Page:Six. New Cold Wave Moves Eastward; Mercury Drops · - By United Press. ' A new- cold wave moved out of the far Northwest today and brought additional hardships for most of the territory east of the Rocky Mountains, already buffeted by icy winds, blizzards rind scattered floods. Clearing skies promised some relief in-the North Central, statcs.-from blinding snows which in their wake left communications crippled and whole villages isolated In drifts 30 feet high; · · · . - -. -- . -Road crews battling to reopen trunk line highways in northern Michigan, blanketed by 40 inches of snow, were hampered by bitter cold. Marquette, where travel was limited to skis and toboggans, was threatened with a rniik shortage. ' . . Temperatures, ranging from zero to 30 below, extended from the Canadian border to the Gulf, of Mexico. U. S. Forecaster J.R. Lloyd predicted- colder weather for all of the area -from Michigan, to .-the Rockies. Slightly warmer temperatures were predicted: for the lower Missouri, and Mississippi .valleys, but no relief .was in .sigo.trfor.the rest of the country. Snow was indicated for the Northwest and ' most eastern areas tomorrow. Uniontown Man Named Steward At County Home ..Special. to The Courier. . UNIONTOWN, Jan. '· 281-- A program for operation o£ the Fayette County 'Home was organized this morning at" a" special conference ,o£ the commissioners when Alex Mead of Uniontown \yas elected steward' at a monthly salary of $150 and his wife, Georgia Mead, to the post of matron, at $55 a month ........ .. The poor directors, Charles R.-MC- Intire and John P. . Gleason, were paid $125, a month each for- services rendered the commissioners'" during January, after the term to which they had been elected under the old system " expired January " i'.* They received 'their checks' Thursday "to terminate, their duties as. directors.-. Rev. -T.-Ewing -Duffleld;-- whose term as. a director does not expire for two years, will continue to receive his: monthly, salary, of $125 but has been divested "of Tall connection, with authority- in affairs. at the home,"' 'Commissioner John W. Rankin disclosed. . ,. . J. . Lewis . AVilliams, ' superintendent . of the'courity'-b'uildings andVri efficient farmer,, has been 'directed to supervise this particular ungle at the county home by becoming overseer of the farm. The-cpmmisslpnors also expect-to name a new physician at the home to relieve Dr. James VanGilder who has been- serving In this capacity for over three months; ......... · WALTONSTOHEAR ( OF MINE SEALING W. G. Wheeler of Uniontown, dis- trict."supcwlsor of the work of scaling' abandoned mines, will'speal:" ot the next meeting of the ConnelLsville Chapter, of. the Izaak Walton'L-.-afiue Wednesday Evening, February-2, stc. the -West Pcnn terminal. His address will'deal with the benefits to be de- j rivc'd from this work.

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