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February 10, 1939

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 1

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LAST E D1T1ON The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. ·VOL 37, NO 77 The Weekly Courier Founded July U 1879 Tho Daily Courier rounded November 10 1002 I Merged ' J u l y 18. 1929 CONNELLSV1LL13, PA. FlUDAY IWliNJNG, lLJt5LlUU.U 10, law. TWENTY PAGES. Boy Scouts Observe - Anniversary; Court Of Honor, Banquet Dads Are G u e s t s of . Youths; District Council Officials Present Many M e r r t Badges And Awards. FIRST EXKLORER SCOUJC PATROL IN THE COUNTY IS ORGANIZED HEEL EXPLORER TROOP IS INTRODUCED One bundled sever'een awards approved by the advancement committee of the Distnet Council were presented to Boy Scouts of the community at a couit of honor after the annual banquet Thuisday evening at the First Methodist Episcopal Chureh, given in celebration of the 29th an- niversaT of the Boy Scouts of Amci- i-a In addition 40 Scouts were presented with chevrons won at the fust aidoree at the Armoiy in December Also recognition was given the fiibt patrol of IXploier Scouts in Fayette county and the seeond in the Westmoreland-Faj ptte County Coun- i cil Thee hundred forty Scouts and Scouters attended the banquet and remained for the court of honor and , the showing of motion pictures of Scout jamborees The summary of awards prepared by J Whitney Sois=on, chairman of the advancement committee and the one largely responsible for the suc- eess of the couit of honor showed Sixteen Scouts awarded second class badges Six awarded fust class Eighty-eight presented with merit badges Five with star badges Two with life badges The speaker was J L. Hot of Mc- Keespoit, who also showed motion pictures one in color, taken by bis son, James L Hoyt Ji at jamborees in Hungarj, Norway, Washington and Holland James was only 13 yeais old when he persuaded bis paients to allow him to go to the jamboree in Hungary He took along a bonowed motion picture camera tind secured a fine lot of picttues That fired his zeal to attend the other jamborees In the interim he was blacken with diabetes He died aboard ship on the return from Holland, aftei assembling his best Sim record of a jamboree and landscape and other scenes of the country in which it v as j held and along the way to and fron the Scout convocation Joseph W CarJton, chairman of the - civic service committee of the Scout Council, presided He introduced Douglas K Mcllvame, district chairman, as L,oaslmaster The roll call of troops by Mr Mcllvame revealed all troops of the district repiesented except Dunbai, which through a misunderstanding arranged its own banquet for the same date Introduced for a brief talk, John R Kunkle of Greensburg, president ''"of the Westmoieland-Fayette Council declared the Boy Scout movement will play a strong part in preservation of democracy in the world, if it is to be saved He depleted the fact that in Germany Italy and Russia boys are trained to use guns instead of learning useful arts and sciences as Boy Scouts do The toastmaster piesented Mayor Iia D Younkm as chairman of the eouit of honor The Mayor saw m fancy an Utopian state of afTar-s 20 years henee in Connellsville if eveiy boy were to become a Scout Certainly, he said, it would not then be necessary to laid i house of ill repute and find 80 persons theie After the Scouts had renewed the oath .md repeated the lawn governing their oigamzation, under the leadership of Assistant Distiict Executive Milton R Wyatt, the roll of Scouts receiving awards was tailed by Secretary VanDyke Humbert Second class awards were presented by Rev Merrill L Cadwell, first class by Rev L S Elliott, merit badges by John F Lewis, star by Kev Elmer A Schultz, life by Di William H Hetrick Scoutmaster James M Southard of Troop 8 introduced Paul A Keightley as leader of the troops ^senior group the Exploier Scorns, and Mr Keightley presented each of the 10 boys who have qualified with emblems indicative of membership All, he explained, have gone through i 60-dny probationary period If they hold fast three months longei they will be rewarded with first class honors and if for six months more if Continued on Page Six Connellsville has the distinction of orgam/mg the irst patrol of Exploi- er Scouts m Tayctte county and the second in the "Westmo cUnd-Fnyette distuct Ten boys make up *he patrol composed of the oldei members of Tioop 8, of which James M Southard is scoutmaster It »vill be under the direction of Paul A Keightley The members are John Fleming J B -Uhey Carl Geenan, Jack Sheiwood James Gallagher, William Johnston Leo Oppnan Ji Melvin Sweeney Mai tin Straun nnd Donald Nixon Harold Arnold Continued in ACP Position TO PERFORM AUTOPSY IN FARM DEATH Police Desire to Definitely Ascertain Cause Of Fatality IS BELIEVED GORED BY BULL J HaiOid Ainold of Franklin township, near Vanderbilt and v lat- woods who has been associate state exeeutive officer will continue as, e\eeutive assistant to the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Conservation Committee it has been announced in Harnsburg He resigned from the State Legislatuie to take ove- the duties The Pennsylvania committee announces it has received woid fiom Washington that it has been placed in direct charge of tile idministia- tion of the agricultural conservation program in the State At the same time it was announced that W S Hagar of Camp Hill near Harrisburg who has been State executive oTicer for the past thiee years, has resigned The committee slated Hag;u i position will not be filled but th it, in line with the policy of operating the program with more immediate farmer-committee control the State committee will take ovei direct administration of the progiam with James E Walker, genetal farmei, of Garrctl R D 1, newly appointed char-man of the State committee, m charge Chairman Walker has been a member of the S4iCC for the past two years and last year represented it in setting up the new all-risk wheat in- pl-m m the State In emphasizing the plan to stress farmei-committee control throughout the farm program, Chairman Walker stated that this same policy which has been made effective in the Stateoffice will be extended to county administration He pointed out that the fullest possible delegation of responsibility and control w 11 be made to the county commi f tees selected by the farmeis to administer the program loe illy An lutopty uas oideied perfomed this afteinoon on the body of Joseph (Stanielaf) Snimslaw 5J-yoai-old faim hai d of Dunbar township, found late Wednesday afteinoon in a field about a muc from the Melega farm near Vandcibilt It was planned to conduct the funeial scivice tor the man todny but authorities aie desirous of leoin- ing just how he had met his death The autopsy was to be perform d at the Flank B Galley funeral p irlors at Vnnderbilt It was said that foul play was only one of a numbei of theories advanced by State Motor Police, who had bepn told it was appaient the man gored to death by a bull as he attended a herd of nine cows ana bull in a field inside the slag dump circle near Vanderbilt The man was not known to h i v e hid any enemies and there is a to be no known leason whj he might have been murdeied if he was, theoiy that filled of corroboration at the present State Motor Policeman John Beck said Stamslaws cheit was entirely caved in, his head badly bruised and his left ear partially torn ofT The clothing were in shreds Sta-nslaw had been emotes ed for several years on. the Martin Melega farm and previously had worked for Sam Joseph at the latter s slaughterhouse on Limestone Hll First reports to Coroner S A Balte said the rmn had been gored to death by a bull It wis said the ground in the vicinity of the bodj was trampled and showed evidence of the near presence of the cittle herd One story advanced is that the man might have died in the field and then was tiampled by the cattle it being said there might have been a stampede AH are just possibililes it was set forth Richard B. Hood is G-Man Head Af Los Angeles Office Special lo The Cou-Ier TJNIONTOWfv Feb 10 --Richard B Hood son of William C Hood gen- eial superintendent of the H C Frick Coke Company, bus been placed in charge of the Los Angeles office of the Fcdei V Bureau of Investigation, according to word received heie Hood \ ho became associated v. th the G-men five yea s, ago, attended Umontown High School foi two years and was graduated from Culver Military Academy in 1926 He completed a four-year course a!; Dartmouth and then tooK law at the University of Pittsburgh, specifically for FBI work After his graduation from Pittsburgh in 1S34 he joined the FBI bureau at Knoxville Tenn CHURCH HEAD VICTIM OF FLU Search County For Escaped Morganza Boys UNIONTOWN Feb 10--A search for two escaped inmates Irom the Pennsylvania Training School at Morgans near Canonsfaurg, who fled Thursd ty nignt is being centered in the TJ mo town area b State Motor Police TUose icpoitcd missing by officials tl the school are Joseph Huffner, 18 Union to\\ n, R. D, and Simucl Baughman 18, ot Bedford It is believed the boys will i elurn to the r usual haunts Details of the escape were not learned but it was believed they fled ui a stolen car A t.hort time after they were leporied missing a sedan was repotted stolen in that vicinity The machine was reported found wecked near Umontown Country Club eirly today and was turned over to State Motor Police Jumps From Stalled Car Jusf Before Train Hits Bj United Press CORAOPOLIS Pa, Feb 10 -James Burr 3S, Coraopoks, leaped safely from h s stalled automobile last night just befoie a westbound passenger tram of the Baltimore . Ohio Raihoad demolished it on the Main stieet ciossjjg The train was delayed 25 minutes until the wreckage could be cleaied Baggageman Killed by Bullet From Loaded Gun When Trunk Is Jarred By United Press. CHICAGO, Feb 10--Hugh Curnc 60, a baggageman, itooped to pick up a tiunk last night in the train -Jhed at Union Station A shot rang out and he fell dead Baggagemen and passcngcis alighting from the BuUington Railroads Aristocrat carried him into the station propel He had beei =int thiough the left eye Polite found a bullet hole in the * trunk Inside they lound a 22 epl- iber pistol Its one shell had been dischirged when the tiunk was j 11 red The owner of the tiunk, Donald C Pou ers 37 a Lafayette, 111, trapper, said he had brought the trunk in from Lafayette with him on tne Anstociat Police officials said they knew of no law against earrymg a loaded weapon m a trunk Ihey ordeied Pouc-b to appeal tod y dl j coioners inquest. Council Will Fix Miliage Monday Night Action on the city s 1930 tax levy will be taken it 7 30 o clock Monday night \vhen Council meets in its chambers in City Hall The proposed budget of expenditures necessary lor the operation of the many functions of cit government was introduced several weeks dgo and it was decided lo defer fixing of the tax levy until the regular meeting time No increase, is expected m the mill- age although officials are insistert that unless there is a sharp upturn in tax receipts during tjie current fiscal period there will be a boost next year POPE'S BODY N CHAPEL AT VATICAN Alter showing an am*zing ability to nUy, Pope Pi is XI di^d just, when hope was felt that he might th ow off the effects of influenza The pontiff one of the \vorlds leading advocates of peat-B, died \\ith thit word on his hps DEATHS MARK FRIGID WAVE IN FAR WEST J3 Untied Press, Sub-zero w either brought death and su/Tenng as bhyyards r^kcd the midwest and fir west todi Mcteo**- o'ogisfs. held little hope of a ict-up for several days Eleven persons lobt their lives on the west slope ol the Roclcy Mountains in one frigid wa^e that was to be follow, ed tomorrow by another out of Alaska Simultaneously a frigid biast sleeping eastwird fiom the Rockies replaced recent mild temperatures with the louest tempera- tires in three ycais The mercury fell as much as 30 degrees in hour as the storm fanned out into the Ohio vallej Throu gh far westci n stales tern - peratures ranged from minus 51 in British Columbia to below freezing in southern Amona Tbe worst general *;torm m ycais hit "Utah, crippling tnnsportation isolating communities and leaving at leabt four dead Senate Military Affairs Data Will Be Made Public W m c f s t o r m Sweeps Area Damage Small Another mountain storm sweeping over the region caused only minor damage so far as reported Two plate windows of the Acme Market m Ciawford avenue and one at the store of E E Hmdes, above rnmstone Comet were blown in Damage, expected 10 run \vell ovei $100 was caused to the residence of H H Anderegg, 1149 Race street about 9 30 o'clock Thursday night when the wind swept a\vay the greater part of the chimney The falling buck shuck the roof, breaking a large number of slate and the impact knocking plaster from the thiic floor ceiling Only about six inches of the chimney remains above the loofiop After striking the roo£ the bricks fell on the sidewalk, a feu scattering into the street fc,o persons or automobres were parsing at the time The gale v.as of great intensity as it swept through the community but a survey of the region did not dib- close heavy damage The blow wis poweiful Thuisday night and walking on the streets was difficult As day began to bieak the intensity of tile stoim was deci eased TWIN SON HALE AND HEARTY ARRFVES FIVE DAYS AFTER BROTUER By Unuccl PrC-ss KAMS\S CITY, T,fo Feb 10 -The Mi o C McDonnell s other twin arrived tochv, nse das late 1 - han 1 is brother but hale and hearty The first twin, named Charles was born Suflda} morning H ueighed four pounds, one md three- fourth onces Then the McDonnells and the doctor sat down to wait fo the second child Finally it was decided several davs would elapse before the next buth Earlv tcdiy the second boy arrived biqger than his b othei and t is bnght-eyed He weighs fnc pounds two nnd three-fourth ounces L e g i s l a t u r e Recesses After Aiding Reliel Bj United Press 1IAHH1SBURG Feb 10-- Tnc I-egisHtuie appiopuated $22 000 00 mote for unemployment re'ief early todi-v ind recessed until Februai; 27 \vhen Governor Arthur H Jame will present his "economy' budge for the 1939-41 bienmurr The huge ippropnabon, the seconc defiuenc} giant for relief since th RepublicTM Administration openec January 17 cleared the Senate in an after-midnight session and vent the Goveinors desk for a xvill signature The f rst T\ as for $12 000, 000 also covering temporary borrc\ ings from special Stite funds transfers will be repaid from anticipatioi notes Prices for Milk And Cream 'ope Pius, Apostle if Peace, Dies Of World Mourns B United Press VA1ICAN CITY Feb 10--The lody of Pope Pius XI, who died at lawn today with a fault whisper ol peace' as his last message to a roubled world, was transferred thi= af ernoon with all the pomp of the Catholic Church to the sistine chapel of the Vitican The mouinful process on from the 'opes private apartments to the chapel was headed by the Swiss ;uards in their medieval uniforms, md included the enti-e diplomatic corps of the Holy See, all the card- .nals now m Rome, the Palatine guards, the staff officers of the vaiious armed corps ot the papal state and th» ecclesiastical and lay digniUnes The Pope lay in state in. semiprivate sunoundmgs in the sistine chapel this evening but tomorrow the jody will be removed to St Peter's and the public will be permitted to file past the bier This afternoon only the Roman aristocracy membeis of the diplomatic coips and officials of Vatican state vveie permitted to Ble past the body, which was clad in pontifical white to oe with a led-hooded cape which hung loosely over the head and shoulders and revealed a serene ex- p*-ession on the face of the dead pontiff Remarkable Vitality Astonishes Attendants; Conclave of Cardinals Convoked to Elect Successor. THRONE ROOM IS DEATH CHAMBER Bishop Urges People to Pray For Pope Pius 4} United Press. PITTSBURGH Feb 10 --The Most Rev Hugh C Boyle bishop of the Pittsbi rgn diocese, called upon all Catholics of the diocese today to pray foi the repose of the soul of their deceased pontiff his holiness, Pope Pius XI At the sime time Bishop Boyle announced that a date would be set for a pontifical requiem mass in St Pauls Cathedial he^e n honor of the Pope It was also understood that the bishop was considering plans for simultaneous masses in the 368 churches of the diocese, which comprise a 10-county PennsjKama area in Western By United Prebs. WASHINGTON Teb 10 -- The Senate Military AfTai s Committee today decided to make public all details, except in litary secrets, of futuie private sessions The committee after heated dis- cuision failed to act on all the pro- pobals before it foi revelation of secret testimony concerning President Roosevelt s defense program Action upon a motion by Senator Bennett C Clark, D, Mo , to make public past testirrony, especially that concerning U S aid to a French mission m the purchase of Amencin fighting pleines was postponed until i Monday Stone Capitol Limited CUMBERLAND, Md, Feb 10 -Six youths, ranging in ages from 12 to 14 were arrested foi bombirding the Baltimore Ohio Railioad's Capitol Limited with stones The Weather Rain changing to snow and colder tonight, much colder in west portion Saoiiday partly cloudy and colder with snow uuri les in extreme north portion is the noon weather foiecast for Western Pennsylvaria Temperature Eeeord 1039 Mcixmum 59 Minimum 41 Mean - - - « - 51 1938 6? IB Cu By United Press. PITTSBURGH, feb 10--Cie^n prices tumbled fom cents per quart today along with a two pei cent per quait milk cut, after the Gieater Pittsbuigh M Ik Dealers' Association reached m agreement idvanc- ng the dile tha* cieam. pr ce reductions would go Into effect Had the association members not agreed the cieam cost xvould have rema-ned the same unul next Wedresdny Governoi A-thur H James agreed with the milk dealers that the new price of cream should become effective today All consumers in Allegheny Arm- stiong, Beaver Butlei and Lawrence counties will leceive benefits of the new price scale Some parts of Westmoreland, Indiana, Washington and Mercer counties also will benefit Hull Expresses America's Sorrow Af Pope's Passing By United Press WASHINGTON Feb 10 --Secie- tary of State CoideU Hull today extended the condolences of the United States on the death of Pope Pius XI as the three American cardinals prepared to hurry to Home to participate in the election a new Pope of the Roman Catholic Church Hull sent an expression of condolence on behalf of President Roosevelt and the Un ted States m a message directed to Cardinal Pacelli, papal secretary of state and inter- r-cnum head of the chuich "The President desires me to express to your eminence profound condolences on the death of his holiness Pope Pius XI Hull said ' His great spiritual qualities and his zeal for peace and tolerance won him a place in the hearts of all laces and creeds "Word of his passing has been received with deep sorrow througiiou! the United States By REYNOLDS PACKARD United Press Stall Correspondent VATICAN CITY Feb 10-- Eugemo, Cardinal Pacelli, assuming the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church, convoked a -world conclave of cardinals today to elect a Pope in succession to Pius XI Pope Pius died at 5 31 A M (11 31 P M Thursday EST) after successwe attacks of cardiac asthma and othei complications following upon the rapid development of influenza His last word, murmured as he entered his death agony, was "Peace " A few minutes before, as he fought for breath he had said 'We still have so many things to do ' The bells of St Peter's and other churches began to toll, and special editions of the newspapers informed the people that a beloved spiritual father had died The bells were to have pealed in rejoicing twice this week-end -- tomorrow to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Lateran treaty which restored the popes to temporal power after nearly 60 years, Sunday to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the Pope's enthronement Arrangements were made at once to prepare the ceremonial Vaticai throne room as a death chamber The Popes body was taken to it this afternoon (10 30 A M EST) to lie in state The Vatican diplomatic corps and the government of Italy were notified formally of the Pope's death It was repotted that the Italian government had^ at once offeied to place ths fast liner Rex, due in New York this morning, at the service of American cardinals so they could attend the world electii e conclave expected to meet here in 15 days Speculation started regarding the man who would be named to succeed Pope Pius XI as the 262nd head of the church As was usual numerous names were mentioned of caidmals whom the Sacred College, at the solemn secret conclave, might choose to assume the spiritual leadership of more than 400,000,000 people There had been speculation, during the years of the Pope s failing health, whether a non-Italian cardinal, possibly an American, might be named to leadership The general feeling was that, as has been customary, an Italian would be named Pope Pius, born May 31, 1857, and looking forward to ^celebrating his 82nd birthday this spring, suffered an attack of cardiac asthma in his lib-ary Monday afternoon while reading telegrams from all over the world congratulating him on the anniversary of the historic Lateran treaty and of his own enthronement A cold developed. It was made known next morning that his~condition was causing some anxiety. None knew, though, that this tune the Popes amazing vitality woulol fail him ^t only he, but his physicians believed that he \vould be able to attend, the celebrations-- this weekend Yesteiday it became apparent that his condition was urgently grave. Dr Giovanni Rocchi called in Dr. Bianchi Cesa Three days of prayer were ordered for the Pope's recovery. It was announced late m the afternoon that there was a general weakening of h s condition The influenza had become worse- and fever was noted Then came a severe attack of cardiac asthma which lasted 40 minutes The Pope fainted several time*. Two physicians remained at his bed- Continued. on Page Nine. Rail Engineers Draff Plans for Grade Crossings S3 United Press H-mRISBLTRG Feb 10--Engineers repiesenlmg the Pennsylvania, Read- iig B . O and New York Central rai roads and the Public Utili y Commis c ion met Thuisday *o ordft a pro- g am for modern zation o* grade crossing pio ection equipment Possibilities of obtaining an m- ciease in the Staes allocation from the Tedeial Government foi giade cross ng piolcclion ind elinimat on weie discussed Man Forgotten in Death Row For Five Years Finally Electrocuted By United Presa. EDDYVILLE, Ky , Feb 10 --Syl- ] Uic chair, Governor Ruby LafEOon vester Warnei, 23 was taken today | commuted Jeffnes sentence to life fior-i the death low at the state j imprisonment and ordered Warner's peritentiaiy, wht'ie he ' lorgoUen foi rieaily had been five years and was electiocuted foi the murders of two eldeily men Moie than flvi years ago, on December 3 193J, he and two companions robbed and k lied John White 80 and his son, Clay White, 60 of Case} county Then: loot con- sis^ed of five rings, a wrist watch and $11 They were captured two months latei Warner and one ac- coirplice Huston Jeffries, were. sentenced to die Carl Haidin, t'le other, w as sentenced to life imprisonment Octobei 25 10^ 1, ih, W.i nei and JeffnBs piepdred to go to the elec- execution stayed passed and A B Fourteen months (Happy) Chandler succeeded Laffoon as governor Nothing was done about Warner's stay Papers for a rehearing apparently became lost Day after da.y he sat m his cell He saw 25 men walk to their deaths Three v.ceks ago the case was brought to the attention of Governor Chandlei He ordered an inquiry and the case went before the state couit of appeals The couit ruled that Warner must die and Chandler ordered the executon carried o~ut, ' It was the hardest pioblem of my moix than thice yeais as gover- ·noi.' be id.d.

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