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tf'OUK. THE DAIT,7 COURIER. CONNELLSVILLE, PA. , FEBRUARY 10, 193. iatlg THE COURIER COMPANY James J. Driscoll R. A. Donegan . _ Walter S. Stimmel . James M. Driscoll J. Wylie Driscoll Sidelight* For some time members of the C'onnellsviUe Chapter of the Izaak r, -v, , ^ r- p "Wishers | W alton League have had visions of President and General Manager I a home oÂ£ their own _ a , ace wnere - Secretary-andJn-easurer meetlngs may bo hold and Editor "Associate Editor Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF ^ :: _-_ ~~~' :~~ Audit Bureau of Circulations ' . ~ ~ T ~ t TM - T 7 Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association^ __ Bureau of Advertising, A. N._P._A. ~ 1 Served by United Press and International News,Service SUBSCRIPTION RATES ' Two centÂ« per copy; 50 cents per month; $5 per year, or $2.50 for six months by ma,l if paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the, Postofflce, Connellsville, Pa. FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 10, 1939 ELEVATING HIGHWAY CURVES Advocacy by the Pennsylvania Motor Federation" of elevation of all highway curves as a part of a general plan to build safety into the State's road system causes one to wonder why reputable engineers ever designed curves otherwise. Citing the -progress that has been made in some sections by "banking turns," the new president of the federation, John R. Hupp, urges the adoption of a policy under which the Stale Department of Highways would not only continue'elevation of all curves on new projects but would improve those of existing highways by application of stone and black top. This procedure would rapidly adapt the entire highway system to the traffic requirements of the day and remove the hazard of flat, unbanked turns. As Mr. Kupp views it there are two ways to reduce danger and accidents on the curves of these older routes. One is the ultimate but slower and more costly process of eliminating the curves by relocating the roads. The other, which is faster and still practicable, is a process ot elevating, or tilting, all curved stretches. Under the latter method, existing curves are banked by the application of black top to the entire radius of the curve, facilitating safe travel on curves and reducing the danger of skidding off the highway. SOaiEKSET SPEAKS OTJT Put Somerset on the side of those favoring construction of the Pittsburgh-Harrisburg dream highway. The town council has gone on record as urging Governor James not to discontinue the project, for the reason such action, "would be a serious detriment to the welfare and prosperity of this community." This is the first organized effort in behalf of the road. Against are petitions said to have been signed by 60,000 persons living along the Lincoln and William Penn. Organizing the public at large which might be more interested in the dream road is more difficult. Petitions would have to cover many sections of the State not contiguous to but affected by a modern road across the State. The argument against discontinuance of the project is the fact that it has been financed by the Federal Government, that five contracts have already been awarded for 50 miles of the road and that construction is already under way.' Opponents of the new road contend the Lincoln and the William Penn can be modernized for much less money. They are silent on where the State shall get the necessary funds. TYGABT DA3T EMPHASIZES YAJLTJE Partisan politics should not be pwmitted to enter into flood control. Too much is at stake. Operation of the dam. In the Tygart River, just above Grafton, West Virginia, the first control project in this part of the country, is credited with averting damage by the Monongahela to communities from Fairmont to Pittsburgh during last week's flood. The saving in one flood alone is estimated at more than the $18,000,000 the dam cost. The United States engineers' office In Pittsburgh has supplied figures to show how the dam works. While something like 44,000 cubic feet of water flowed into the huge lake every second, the quantity released through the gates was 5,000 cubic feet. It Is up to the people in the communities affected by floods to put on pressure to insure projects along the Allegheny River shall go on. They have a right to insist that any defects in the laws governing them, be remedied and that the ever present menace of devastating floods be removed. CLUB It was Theodore Roosevelt who consigned numerous persons of his time to what came to be known as the Ananias Club, named after the Biblical character mentioned in Acts as a liar. The biblical personage fared worse than the present-day Ananiases. Reproved by the Apostle Peter for holding back part of the truth he "fell down and gave up the ghost." Franklin Delano Roosevelt is even more blunt in his characterizations. His calling information about a secret conference of the Senate Military Affairs Committee, "a deliberate lie"- has caused somewhat of a furore, for the reason thatfwhile he ma.y have been misquoted, several persons at the conference are insistent that he used "frontier," "the Rhine" or "some such words. It is not unusual for two or more persons to understand an expression differently or even disagree on something they actually saw. The result is that the men at the conference are not sure just what Mr. Roosevelt did mean. They are not ready to say, however, that he has revived the Ananias Club. STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. OPPORTUNITY Alexander the Great had a barbarous but very- dramatic custom. Â· When he went to besiege a city,.he lighted a light and set it up in full view of the city's defenders. They were told that if they asked for mercy before the light went out, it would be granted, but if they did not, the city when taken would be pillaged and destroyed. There is something frightfully severe about opportunity. It comes and goes, and woe be unto the man who does not lay hold All rights reserved--Babs'on IS ELUSIVE on it as it passes by. "We recognize this in business matters, in romance, in friendship, in the fulfilling of personal ambitions. It is most apparent of all in the opportunities God offers us for salvation and the peace of our souls. Jesus said, "Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light lest darkness come upon you. . ." Alexander said, Surrender before the light goes out; and Jesus said very much the same. Newspaper Syndicate Facts About Oar Busy World they may resort for social activities. They talked over a cdbm at length at the Febiuary meeting Tuesday evening at the home oÂ£ J. Donald Hcid at Heidmore. Near there Don has one ol his own, a cozy log structure in the woods, with an abundance of eveigreens planted about. It is some s,uch building, on a larger scale, the Waltonians have in mind--on the chapter plot of two and a half acres in East Park, deeded by Stewart Johnston. On this are planted seveial thousand evergreens, most of which are growing finely. Recently President Ross J. Mcdcalf of the Waltons named Kenneth Godfrey chairman oC a committee to study plans for a log cabin and estimate the cost. Mr. Godfrey came to the meeting Tuesday with a fund of information, which encouraged the members of the club to believe the project is feasible, with their somewhat limited means, ol mi early date. The sketch Mr. Godfrey submitted was of a building 40 feet long and 18 feet wide, with kitchen, lavatory and closet space at one end, the remainder laid out in one big room, with a stone fire place--very cozy sounding and Just the thing for the purposes intended. With donations of matt-rink, principally the logs, window frames, and roofing, and with some volunteer labor assured, Mr. Godfrey had the estimated cost down to a figure the members 'felt would not put the project out of reach. There will be further discussion at the next meeting, at which President Medcalf hopes to have every member. And it is not improbable there will be definite action then. Jehovah's Witnesses, o religious sect which hail ix.cn in dilncuities with municipal authorities in Weit- ern Pennsylvania during the last few years, lost a fight in, Superior Count for the right lo peddle tracts in Pittsburgh without a license. President Judse William H Keller of Superior Court, in qud'hing the appeal of J. S. RufTncr, v. ho was convicted of peddling the trncts, declared the city ordinance governing the license "caiiont by any stretch of the imagination be held to be directed against freedom of worship," os the sect had argued. Judge Keller staled further that "the constitutional right of freedom of worship does r.ot nujrantec anybody the right to sell anj thing from house to house or in bui!dinÂ£5 belonging to, or in the company of, other persons." Nor did the ordinance abridge the constitutional freedom of the press, said Judge Keller. Dr. Samuel H. Williams, a member of the University ot PiUsbursh faculty who is professor of biology and education, was unanimously endorsed by the Westmoreland Pitt Club for appointment as State super- intendert of public Instruction to succeed Dr. Letter K. Ade whose term expires next summer. Dr. Williams formerly uas a resident of Conncllsville. With the widow of Colonel "Joe" Thompson of the 110th Infantry coming into the public eye with her designation as the recipient of a French medal, the high tribute the late army officer paid to the members of Company D, among others m the 110th Regiment, ii recalled. Speaking at a reunion of Company D and Medical Detachment, "Colonel Joe," as he was affectionally called, said: "No better soldier, no better fighter ever carried a gun for Uncle Sam In any war than those in the 110th. And out of the trenches, tiiey were also the--well, they again were unexcelled." Stray Thoughts By S. M. DcHUTF Just to prove that I do get nice greetings from the Southland too, Peter R. Weimer picture postcards as follows: "You and Vince Soisson, Kiwanis program chairman, are d poor pickers to select a time when I am to Florida to speak to the club, for I wanted to hear you." My idea of a real Horatio Alger success yarn is the life of that Pittsburgh candy manufacturer who died few days ago. Everybody in Connellsville knows Mr. J. D. Beltz, general superintendent of the Baltimore Ohio's Pennsylvania district, has a warm feeling for our Jittle city, but after remarking to me Monday that "your town has it all over Pittsburgh" he spoiled everything by adding: "I mean in the way of snow and ice." To that list of forgotten folks, add Jim Thorpe, all-arourd world's" champ athlete of but a few short years ago. No matter what the newspapers said, I positively did not recite any poetry ot any kind at that V. F. W. banquet. Let's go to press. j Safety Sonnets In a new machine constructed in Italy, corn placed in one end is turned out at the other in the form of a completed loaf within 20 minutes. In hei one woman left her lelatives "Nothing save a" bag ol sand to rub themselves with." A new Pullman model ib designed to pcimit 75 persons at a time to see movies D R I N K I N G - , T H E N D R I V I N G - , NOT ONLV WRECKS CARS, BUT QPT-EN PUTS 3EH1ND flJ Safety Council NEWS BEHI _ ByBoJLMALLON WASHINGTON,; Feb. 10.-- Mr. Roosevelt can usually make things sound clearer than any man in public life, but even ' he is having increasing trouble making the always misunderstanding press understand. At his last press conference, lor example, he gave out his letter to Judge Roberts which sounded as clear as a four-alaim flre gong. In it he said, among other things: "I told him (Senator Glass) I was not in the habit oÂ£ confirming or denying any newspaper art.cle or editorial. Obviously if I were to begin that sort of tiling, I would have no spare time to attend to my executive duties." Again he hit the gong in the same letter with: "I told 'him (same Glass) categorically that I never answer any questions relating to the credibility or otherwise of newspaper articles or editorials." This s e e m e d understandable enough -- for five minutes. Then Mr. Roosev'elt, in the same press confer- eno, made an even louder denial and fomentation, a five-alarm gong this time, about newspaper articles asserting this Government had let Biitiln have its anti-aircraft secrets. He said the articles were wrong, unpatriotic and several other things. But the President showed great patience in explaining why one of the stories concerning anti-aircraft iccrots was wrong. The two newsmen he was talking about, or their confidential senatorial informant, had become confused as between anti-aircraft "directors" and "detectors." It was really quite simple. The detector i.v a wnall calculating box, not more than a foot and a half long wtii Vdrious small knobs and diaLs. The director is a large mechanical ear, like an old phonograph horn. The directors, old ones, had been so'.d to Britain, The new detectors uhich v.-cre very, very rccrct, had not even been mentioned to anyone. It was unpatriotic to mention them. Ot course there were new directors which werei secret too . . . old directors, new detectors . new directors, old detectors. The press, by and large, got It published next day thp way the President told it. The matter seemed to be nil straightened out. Then E"tie newsmen consulted nn official cf tha War Department who is an expert. Ho said: -Well the President was right In substance. He cot the directors mixed up with the detectors. The detector is the large mechanical car. The director is.the small box." Or if you like to figure puzzles instead of anagrams, you can spend a delightful two or three weeks listening to Mr. Roosevelt's antagonists a:nd fr ! cnds respectively explain why the other one is v.rons on the amount of the relief appropriation. They both do it very well. A White House friend in the Senate can prove with figures that Congroa 13 wrong. He s,iys 1U is that it is figuring on one and a balf million unemployed mm getting private employment in the next few months. It can't be done. Not that much employment vvns ever furnished at any period of our history--since 1934. So half of the three million on relief rolls will have to be thrown off because Congress cut Mr. Roosevelt's request about one fifth. He can do only half as much with one flfth less money. The Roosevelt opposition sas this is screwballish and the trouble is the WPA has been playing mathematical tricks with its figures . . . WPA Is hiding two weeks expenditures by its carry-over bookkeeping system. It has two weeks more money than it admits of having, because that much time leeway exists between Its authorizations and actual payments . . . Furthermore, it is not computing an additional $50,000,000. Set aside under which 90,000 people will be taken care of in de- partmenlal Federal projects outside WPA .. . And furthermore, or if you want something really complicated, just try to find out where the old age security fund stands,'from reading the ''cstimony of Social Security Board Chairman Altmeyer before the House Appropriations ,Com- mottee. He, too, complains of trouble in getting the public (he docs not mention the press specifically) to understand how much the fund is just like an insurance fund, but isn't, because much of the money collected in taxes has been spent for general running expenses of Uie Government, and the fund is full of Tieas- ury I. O. 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