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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10,1939. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNKLLSVlUbK. PA. PAGE THIRTEEN. Was Promised Either Sale Speaker System Or Fee For Rental, Agent Insists st- UNIONTOWN, Fob. 10.--Distinction of being the oldest dog in Fayette county goes to the 20-year-old canine owned by Burt Hutchinsor. of Ffcyette county. Already 7,500 dog licenses have been issued by County Treasurer H. D. Minerd. While the Board oi Education was gojng through the formality of advertising lor bids for a public address system to be used at Coker Stadium and in the High School Auditorium, one firm was under "assurance" from a majority of the directors that it would make a sale or receive a rental charge, it developed Monday night at a meeting oi School Board. The revelation came from F. C. Miller, public address engineer ol the Graybar Electric Company, who asked the directorate to give "special consideration" to E. E. Hindes of Connellsville whose equipment was installed five months ago and which has never been removed. The disclosure, a surprise to at least two members oÂ£ the board, came after the directorate decided to defer until the next regular meeting --Monday, March 6--on the purchase of the loud speaker system after four bids had been received and discussed at length with persons representing the bidding concerns. Frank R. Sweeney's proposal was approximately S205 under that submitted by Western Flectric. Board members, however, said they'd like a little time to think over the bids before doing anything definite and it was decided to delay action until March. Miller and Hindes--all of the bidders remained in the hall while the bids were opened and discussed and then each group called before the directorate to answer questions-came before the board, after it was voted to defer purchase, to determne the directorate's attitude. "We were assured that if we made an installation that we were certain to get the job," Milier explained as he asked the board to advise him just where his firm stood. "We also were assured that if we didn't make a sale we'd get a rental charge." The engineer explained that the equipment furnished the school district by his concern through Hindes had been recalled three times after the original demonstration. This, he said, was done at considerable expense to Hindes who, he insisted, was* deserving of special consideration and added he was bespeaking lor it. Professing ignorance of "assurances" of a sale or rental charge. Director William L. Zollars asked Miller : "Who assured you?" "Why, Mr. Campbell and Dr. McIntre," was the answer, unhesitatingly. Miller added that he had been "promised" a rental "if we didn't get the job." Dr. H. H. Mclntirc replied that number of the directors who had heard the loud speaker in operation had discussed the system with Miller and all expressed themselves as pleased with its performance. ' Miller pointed out that he had been given to understand that the purchase of the public address system "must go through a routine" but that it would be taken care of. The engineer pressed his point: "In plain words, what chance have we got?" " Ho said that demonstrations had been made of the various systems . and that others were reportedly unsatisfactory. , "By adding two and two, we ought to get four," Miller said. The engineer said that Hindes had spent at least .$50 in labor and materials in preparing the loud speaker at the Stadium. As Miller continued to point om that the board members had given "assurance" of a deal that needed only the formal procedure, Director Daniel Durie queued: "Where did you you get that rs- surance?" Miller said that it was at an "informal meeting, well really not meeting" at the Stadium. "We were among friends," he said. D.rector Durie asked: "You raised the question a while ago about a rental charge. In event your equipment is not purchased, what do you intend to do about the rental? Miller said he believed he was entitled to it. "If we don't purchase your system, you expect to get a rental for it?" Director Duried pressed. "Yes," replied Miller. When Director Campbell asked if it was his company's policy to charge for demonstrations, Miller said "we will make a charge in the future." Miller declared that his firm had OLDEST BO GIN COUNTY REGISTERED AT 20 YEARS acted in good faith and that the loud speaker system is still at the field. [ I was assured informally that when the matter would come to vote, we'd have the support of these men," Miller said, referring to the majority directors. "I think there were five. Is that right, Dr. Campbell?" The director confirmed the statement and Miller brought out the fact that Zollars was not one of them. The night the equipment was at fie fild, various directors were called together--Zollars excluded, however (Mr. Dune was not at the field) and the "assurance" made, it developed President/Mclntire turned to Solicitor S. D. Braemer and asked him the legal status of the situation. "You are not legally liable for a rental charge," the attorney said. "Morally, that's a different thin?." Miller continued to press the board for some definite information and Dr. Mclntire told him: "We haven't turned you down, have we?" "No, you haven't. But we are now going into the .fifth month that the Â·quipment is here and I feel we're leservmg of some special considor- tion. We want to know where tins hing stands," Miller said. The matter was shelved until the March meeting when definite action s expected to be taken. Empire State Still Tops in Tax-Paying and Height COMMISSIONERS SETTLE MILLER'S TAX DUPLICATE New Yugoslavia Minister. BELGRADE, Feb. 10.--Dragisha Ovetkovich, experienced political eader who is described as a Serb willing to listen to the vigorous complaints of the Croat minority, became premier of Yugoslavia. Empire Slate Building . , . retains its By Central Press I NEW YORK--The Empire Stafc Building--102 stories high--retaini its rating this year as the,highest tax-paying single privately-owned building: in America. And no strnc- tnre to surpass it in height is looked for in New York for some years t* come. Tentative New York tax assess, ment figures for 1939-40 place thi valuation of Empire State at %Zl f 750,000, unchanged from the previous year. But Rockefeller Center buildings, as a jÂ»ronp, arc in first place witb ?65,100,000. This will be considerably higher next year, as f our mow buildings will po into the assessment when completed. Then there are the Metropolitan Life Insurance home office building* at Madison Square. They arc down on the 1939 valuation list for ?2V 260,000." But an additional $13,000,000 building will be completed neod year. Among the hotels, the Waldorf takes top rank with $22,000,000-down $500,000 from last year. NeH ranking hotel in valuation is th* Commodore--at 513,500,000. The Chrysler building still holds second place in height in New Yorli (and America) --,77 stories, 1,046 feet high. The Empire State ii 1,248 feet high. Third tallest building is 60 Wall Tower, which is no4 _" in Wall Street, bnt Pine Street-" SSO feet Special to Fhe Courier UNIONTOWN, Feb. 10--By unanimous vote of the county commissioners, assignment of $1,507.06 was accepted wnich, plus exonerations totaling $528.07, enabled them to settle the 1930 tax duplicate of Lloyd M. Miller, Springfield town- ship tax collector. Miller had charged against him the sum of $2,267.79. However, he had deposited in the defunct Title Trust Company of Western Pennsylvania in Connellsville a sum equal to that amount which he assigned to the commissioners and on which they hata received dividends totalling $1,507,06. In addition, he was entitled to exonerations in the sum oÂ£ $528.07 which, together with the assign- ment, settling I Miller's duplicates in full. 1930 tax "Special" Aoto Tags. HARRISBURG, Feb. 10.--Benewal c" the "special" automobile license plates--perhaps the initial of the car owner or an unusual number--was suggested by Representative John L. Powers, Democrat, Allegheny. Powers' bill ofTcied would impose an additional $1 fee for the motorist who sought the privilege. Â· Vttns Divorce Decree. UNIONTOWN, Feb. 10--Cruel and barbarous treatment and indignities to the person won a divorce lor Lyda Ruth Snyder of Davistowu from Simon Preston Snyder of Connelis- ville in a decree handed down by Judge Harry A. Cottom. Somerset Woman Dies. SOMERSET, Feb. 10.--Mrs. Grace Nicholson llÂ£.lzrock, 45, of near Somerset, died Tuesday night in Somerset Community Hospital. limestone Production. HARRISBURG, Feb. 10.--Every minute, the United States produces 200 tons of limestone, much of it in Pennsylvania lurdl areas, State Department of Agriculture experts estimate. To Increase Indebtedness. SOMERSET, Feb. 10.--Somerset council is pondering a plan to increase the borough's indebtedness by 830,000 to increase water storage, extend the sanitary sewage system and make neccdcd street improvements. 5c and lOc Stores 25c to $1.00 Stores ADORABLE Full Fashion 3 Tlifoiid Extra Sheer Sew Spring Colors Fine stockings that will take plenty of wear. A Great Value! Â· Â· Ladies' Taffeta S L I P S Well Tailored-Easy Tubbing Styles Priced for Clearance. Reg. 59c Values. Spring Styles Ladies' Belts 10c - 20c New Spring Styles in Ladies' Sweaters-$1.00 /cpher Wool. 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