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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Saturday, February 11, 1939
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LAST E DITION The Best Advertising A4edium in the Yough Region. PRICE 2 V1U 37, NO. 7S. The Weekly Courier. Founded July 17. 1879. The Dally Courier. Founded November 10, 1902. Merged July IB. 1929. CONNELLSVILLB, PA., SATURDAY KVJSNING, FEBRUARY 11, 1939. TEN PAGES. TURNPIKE WILL B CONSTRUCTED; OPEN BIDS FEBRUARY 24 Governor James H a s Reached Unannounced Decision on Attitude Toward Proposition. MT. JOY STRETCH IS ADVERTISED Death Sentence ' Passed on Bull That Killed Man HARRISBUHG, Feb. 11. -- The State Turnpike Commission moved forward today with construction of the 363,000,000 all-weather superhighway between Carlisle and Pittsburgh as Governor Arthur H. James reached an unannounced decision regarding continuance or abandonment* of the vast road project. Commission Chairman Walter A. Jones advertised bids for the seventh contract letting for construction o£ a one and one-eighth mile stretch near Mount Joy, Mount Pleasant township, Westmoreland county. Bids for the first super-highway job in that county wil! be opened February 24. ' James said that while he has reached a decision ns to his attitude on the turnpike, ne was not ready to disclose his stand definitely. The Westmoreland county contract will call for drainage and grading of nearly two miles of roadway and construction 'of seven structures, lour of which will cross streams. Country Club Has Dinner as Opener Of Member Drive Pleasant. Valley Country Club has initiated a membership campaign with its goal as a "member for every .--ace." A "kick-off" dinner was held Thursday evening at the club, attended by approximately 100 men j'l-om Connellsville, Scottdale and Mount Pleasant, many of whom were potential members. Attorney Arthur A. Brown was chairman and introduced J. R. Kelley who told what the advantages of a country club, both to the individual and the community. He urged his audience to understand the value of such a club to the three towns represented in its membership. Man's sentence of death for homicide was pronounced on a large bull that gored Joseph (Stanielaf) Stanislaw, farm hand on the Melega farm in Dunbar township, Wednesday. The bull was taken to a slaughterhouse where it was killed Friday afternoon. Martin. Melega, on whose farm Stanislaw had been working for several years, decided to get rid of the bull after learning the details of the fatality. Samuel Joseph of Limestone Hill, for whom Stanislaw had formerly worked, was called and as he was leading the animal from the barn the bull charged him but Joseph fled. The bull finally was loaded into a truck after being subdued and taken to the slaughterhouse. An autopsy was performed by three 1 doctors on the victim's body ; -d it was announced that he had met a violent death, unquestionably being gored and trampled by the infuriated bull. The beast became enraged while it was with a herd of nine cows in a field at the slag dump near Vanderbilt and attacked the herder who made a futile attempt to save himself by circling a five-foot sapling. State Motor Police said that the autopsy was a "routine" procedure in view of the lack of witnesses or corroborating evidence. They said they had never gave pronouncement to a possible foul play view as had been printed elsewhere. State Motor Policeman John Beck, who investigated the case, said it was his theory the bull had "pawed" the nun. His clothing was torn away and there was evidence the cows had eaten parts of the clothing. The man's body was found by John Loya as he was enroute to his home at Nellie Works. He notified authorities. Stanislaw was buried Friday afternoon in St. Stephen's Church Cemetery at Leisenring No. 1 by Funeral Director Fank B. Galley. Overcome by Wait for $18.47 Job Homesickness Caused Boys fo Run Away From Morganza, They Claim UNIONTOWN, Feb. 11.--Search, for two inmates of the Pennsylvania Training School at Morganza ended suddenly Friday afternoon with their apprehension in a woods near Shoaf. Joseph RuKner, 18, of Uniontown, .R. D., serving a term for larceny of mine car wheels, and Russell Eaugh- man, 18, of Bedford, also convicted of larceny, walked from, the institution early Thursday night and stole an automobile belonging to a Canonsburg doctor in which to escape. They wrecked the machine at Uniontown and abandoned it, making their way toward Rufl'ner's home at Shoaf. State Motor Police, searching for occupants of the abandoned car, found the two in the woods. They told officers they ran away because they were homesick. Scoufs Will Aliend Firsf M. P. Church Boy Scouts will attend special ser- vjces at the First Methodist Protestant Church at 7:30 o'clock Sunday evening as a feature of the 29th anniversary week observance. Rev. A. H. Mansberger, pastor, will have a special message for the Scouts. Members of the vaiious troops will meet nt their respective rooms and march to the church in a body. Buy Police Radio Outfit. Jeannette Council voted to advertise for bids for a police radio outfit that ·will cover a five-mile area. Coal Commission Challenges Charges Made by Operators 'By Unit"J Press. WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.--C. E. Smith o£ the National Bituminous Coal Commission today challenged a group of producers who blamed the commission for "demoralized" coal prices. In a letter to one of the group Smith said that these men were attempting to repeal price-fixing and other vital sections of the 1937 Coal Control Act for their personal profit. Smith, asserting that he spoke r.l- so for other members of the commission, gave his views in a letter to J. D. A. Morow, president o£ the Pittsburgh Coal Company. His letter coincided with announcement by 3 group of bituminous operators of formation of a rommittee for amendment of the act. The operators said the act had failed to aid" the industry and that a new approach is necessary. The group said it would seek elimination o£ provisions pie- cluding contracts for sale of coal for longer than 30 days in advance, removal of the one-cent tonnage tax and simplification of the act's administrative machinery. "These elements have been waiting for the psychological moment to strike a crippling blow at the program," Smith said, explaining that the program was not intended to be a strict Government regulation. He said that low \coal prices were due to last year's business recession. "You declare that the commission has gotten exactly nowhere," Smith wrote Morrow. "This is a slightly inaccurate statement, to put it mildly." Chilli Swallows Pin. Rodney Cavanaugh, two years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cavanaugh of Connellsville, H. D. 2, was admitted to Connellsville State Hospital Friday afternoon after he had reportedly swallowed a straight pin. SPILLWAY TOPOGRAPHY FOR YOUGH FLOOD DAM CONTINUES Mary Brown, one of some 3,000 women who waited 24 hours for a chance at twelve jobs open in the New York Health Department at iJlS.47 weekly, sleeps the sleep of the exhausted as police carry her from armory. Waking, she said the job was not worth the trouble and went home. Street Railways Union Opposes Daylight Plan Pope, Even in Death, May Have Contributed To Peace on Continent Body of Pope Lies in State In St. Peter's Public Mind in Italy Diverted From Anti- French Attitude. Spillway topography at the site of (he proposed flood control reservior in the Youghiogh'eny River Watershed and horizontal and vertical control in the vicinity of Watsondale were continued during the past year, Lieutenant Colonel "W. E. Covell, in charge of the United States Army engineers in the Pittsburgh district, told The Couier today. Layout of additional borings for the geological section was completed. Preliminary design studies were * , continued on Hie proposed dam. Power studies are progressing on the upper Youghioghcny River basin. There was routine checking of data submitted by power companies in | connection with the annual electric 1 power survey. Steam discharge measurements were taken at Con fluence. Foundation investigation., of the Youghioghcny dam site were continued. The personnel on the Youghioghenj engineering work was increased five to make a total of 21 who are rushing the preliminary program in connection with the proposed flood control dam. Adoption of daylight saving time should be by a referendum vote at a city election, it is sel forth in a resolution adopted by Division No. 1105, Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric and Motor Coach Employes of America, of Connellsville. The rruhvays- union contends that daylight saving would be a hardship on majority of the people and that all should be given an opportunity to express their views at an election. The resolution, signed by President William E.'.Shuey, follows: Whereas, Thire is a movement started at preseijt time, for the adoption of daylight saving time in cei - tain sections of Fayette and Westmoreland counties, having been started recently by the Merchants Club in the City of Connellsville. Whereas, We are of the opinion that the adoption of daylight saving time will play z hardship, not only on our members as working people, but also on the majority of the people in other lines of endeavor, such as railroaders, miners, truckeis and others, and Whereas, If otiier organizations were to express their opinions on this matter of ciayhpht saving time, it would conform with ours, and Whcieas, In the adoption of daylight saving time, it would be done by Council in the various cities without the voting public approval, and Whereas, we are of the opinion that the adoption of daylight sa%'ing time should be by referendum vote at a city election, therefore be it Resolved, That Division No. 1105 Amalgamated Association of Street Electric Railway and Motor Coach' Employes of America, affiliated with the A. F. L., meeting in regular session in No. 8 Hose Company's quarters in the City of Greensburg on the 28th day ot January, 133D, cio hereby object to the adoption of daylight saving time ir. the communities in which we serve. By United Press VATICAN CITY, Feb. 11--Solemnly and reverently, the body ot Pope Pius XI was borne today from the I Sistine chapel to the Chapel o£ the Blessed Sacrament in St. Peter's, | mother church of the Catholic world, i Until the funeral services are com- 1 plctcd, Catholics from every walk of life will be permitted to file past the catafalque and pay their last respects to the "pope of peace," who was universally revered. The ceremony, which lasted almost a full hour, ranked with the most gorgeous and resplendent presided over by the Pontiff during his 17 year reign. Changes were made in the dress ot the Pope's remains for the lying- in-state. Over his pontifical white woolen vobe was placed a crimson chasuble, while a striped white and gold cape was thrown over his shoulders, symbol of the papacy. On his head was a gold miter, symbol of his Episcopal dignity, and. on one gloved finger an Episcopal ring. The body will remain in the chapel, watched over without interruption by ! noble guards. The public will file , past fay thousands to pay final homage to "II Nosvro Papa." The njne-dny ceremonies will begin tomorrow. The first of six fu- nenil services will be held in St. Peter's and the final three in the Sistine chapel. A crowd of between 40,000 and 30,000 covered the steps outside the basilica and part of vast St. Peter's square, solemnly watching the doors leading to the basilica. Other streams of the faithful continued to pour into the square. NEW FIGHTING PLANE MAY BE WORLD'S BEST United States Develops Single-Seater Capable Of 400 Miles Per Hour. POWERED BY TWO ENGINES By WALLACE CARROLL United Press Staft Correspondent. LONDON, Feb. 11.--Pope Pius in death may make an important contribution to the peace of Europe for which he woiked so hard in life, reports from Euiopean capitals indi- | cated today. Dispatches from Rome, as well as reports in diplomatic quarters here, were that Italy's campaign against France might be delayed Cor weeks. Coincident with these reports a By ALAN McELWAIN United Press Stall' Correspondent. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11--A revolutionary new single-seater, twin- engined fighting plane, possibly the fastest in the world, was announced today as a surprise development of. the U. S. Air Force. Major General H. H. Arnold, chief of the Army Air Corps, admitted the plane had made nearly 400 miles an hour in tests. He said it "probably United Press dispatch quoted some 1 exceeded in performance any mili- Tanker Crew Saved Only Minutes Before It Breaks Up and Sinks QUADS BORN IN PITTSBURGH By United Press. PITTSBURGH, Feb. 11.--Quadruplets were born here today to the wife of an unemployed truck driver, but one of the babies died immediately while Ine other three were given excellent chances of living. "We'll get along. We'll have to. I sure am happy," said the father, RaJph Pennetti, when he recovered from his surprise after he was awakened to be told of the multiple birthb. He had dozed in a waiting room, unaware that his wife had been taken to the delivery room. Given the best care thnt medical i science could provide at Magec Hos- ' pital, the two girl babies were placed. in an incubator. The family now has seven children. Child Bride And HusbandAppear In County Court UNIONTOWN, Feb. 31. -- Mrs. Verda Rose Kent. 13-year-old child bride of James Kent, 29, and her husband were brought into court shortly before noon today as authorities took cognizance of their marriage, performed with the consent of Mrs. Inez Rose Grant, the girl's mother. Mrs. Helen Reagan, county female probation officer, .investigated the cae and found the couple living in a one- room shack at Clinton neai Connells 1 villc. The couple hud been married after falsifying the girl's age, it is contended. i3y United Press. CHATHAM, Mass, Feb. 13.--The Jait 20 officers and seamen of the wrecked tank. ship Lightburne clambered to safety down rope ladders onto the deck of the Coast Guard cutter Cnmpbell, which had maneuvered alongside in a fog and strong wind, nt 2:30 A. M. loday, only a few minutes before the tanker broke to pieces. Sixteen members of the jrev/ had been taken ofl earlier aboard a Coast Guard surfboat and landed at Clock Island. The final rescue v/ns completed without a casualty, while the grounded, battered tnnkcr tossed heavily, threatening at every moment to collapse and to s\ramp the Const Guard cutter alongside. The Lightburne, a 471-foot vessel of the Texas Company, loaded \\.th 72,000 barrels oE gasoline and kerosene and bound from Port Arthur, Tex., to Providence, R. I., ran ngiound on rocks of? the clay cliffs of Block Island, a shoaly patch nine mile* off the Jtbode Island coast, at 7:40 P. M. yesterday. Her master, Captain \Volman, messaged immediately for help. Coast Gunrd boats put out from Block Island and New London, Conn., groping through boiling seas in the face of a strong southeast wind. The Lightburnc's radio kept up n constant .strpam of urgent messages until her main set failed, a hoff hour after the crash. Her holds were fill- Jng fast and she was being battered mercilessly. Her pumps were iibe- less against the inward rush of v.'at- er. Kiwanianns Will Be Entertained Tuesday Evening A program for Kiwanianns will be held Tuesday evening by the Kiwanis Club at its club rooms in Carnegie Free Library. A committee composed of Dr. George E. Dull, Richard Gingrich, A. A. Clnrkc, Dr. William A. Pujia, Leo Lowney and John M. Young is in charge. There will be a "full evening for sweethearts and wives" tl'e committee announces, beginning with a dinner at 6:30 o'clock, followei by cards and dancing. Two ama'eur floor shows, with talent provided by children of Kiwanians and thi.'ir friends, are scheduled. One will be at 9 o'clock and the other at 10:30 o'clock. diplomatic quarters as believing that Premier Benito Mussolini even before the Pope's death was showing increasing eagei ness to reach an agreement with France without preciptat- ng a crisis. Both Great Britain and France were woiking urgently, if in greatest ;ecrecy, to end the Spanish civil war and at the same time to see that Spain in peace was freed of Italian and German troops. These and other signs led diplomats to believe that the death of the Pope, and the sincere mourning for him in Europe, might give the continent a breathing space during which the threat of international complications could be made more remote. Italy was the center of the situation for the moment. Dispatches said Italians had stopped talking about France and were talking of the Pope's death and the election of his successor. Italian newspapers had dropped their nnti-Frjnee articles. It was reported that Premier Mussolini might postpone the speech he had intended to make at Turin February 19--a speech in which he was expected to advance his anti-France campaign another stage. It was reported that but for the Pope's death, the Fascist grand council would have issued a strong communique last night on the French situation. Rome dispatches emphasized that Mussolini had not abandoned his French campaign and would seek to exact his claims at the proper time. But it was added that he, noted for hjs ability to sense a situation, had decided that the moment had not arrived to start his campaign. As the Pope's death and the election of a successor will put church news in the most prominent position in Italy for several weeks, it was indicated that any anti-French campaign in the newspapers, designed to stir the Italian people, would have to be started anew. Miners Examining Board Will Hold Two 1 Sessions Next Week Nazis Invite French Premier To Peace Talk lary plane in the world," and then added carefully that the new fighter "opens up new horizons of performance probably unattainable by nations banking solely on the single- engine arrangement." Lockhead Aircraft Company built the ship in secret-for the Army at its plant at Burbank, Cal. A month, ago the plane was secretly removed to the Army air base at March Field, 100 miles east of here for a series of tests that brought jubilation to air force heads. With Lieutenant Ben Kelsey, crack Army pilot at the controls, the twin- engined bullet has been hurtling through the skies at speeds around six and a half miles a minute. It was estimated the new plane is nearly 100 miles an hour faster than most o£ the present single-engined pursuit ships in use by armies of foreign countries. It is much faster than pursuiters the U. S. Army is now flying. It is one of the few ships that can overhaul and fly circles around the Army's "flying fortresses," the Boeing bombers rated at 275 to 300 miles an hour. The present speed record of 440 miles an hour was set by an Italian racing hydroplane, lighter than land planes. Army engineers became convinced several years ago. It was explained, that pursuit planes were reaching the limits of their single engines, while the multi-motore^ ^'combers' went on to higher speeds.''-They decided a twin-engined fighter was the logical step. The new Lockheed is the answer. One motor is mounted on the leading edge of each wing. The engines are Allison cylinder-in-line type, permitting the better streamlining than with stubby radial motors. It is an all-metal monoplane and is reported to be somewhat radical in design. The size was not disclosed, but it is assumed to be tiny/ because it is a single-seater. There will be two examinations of I applicants for certificates of competency and qualification as bituminous miners nex 1 . week, it was announced today by Earl Miller of Indian Head, chairman ol the Bituminous Miners Examining Board. The board will be at Point Marion's municipal building Wednesday and the Edenborn's company office Thursday. All other dates have been cancelled, the chairman said. Child Dies of Burns. Harry David Foid, Jr., six years old, son u£ Mr. and Mrs. Harry D. Ford of Brownsville, died Friday of burns suffered Wednesday. It was repoited the child was scaldeci when he upset milk. a container of scalding Plane Exports Heavy. WASPIINGTON, Feb. 31. -- Tne State Department announces the issuance of licenses in January for the sale of $4,471,471.50 of airplanes to Britain. Four mill.on dollars of this was specifically for fighting planes. Mrs. Oliver WoodfiH Dies. Mrs. Rebecca Woodfill, 81, widow of Oliver Woodfill and a native o£ Brownsville, died Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude i Cady, at Cleveland, Ohio. The Weather Partly cloudy and colder tonight, Sunday fan 1 is the noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Kceord. 1039 Maximum ,, ... . fil Minimum 23 Mean 42 1938 47 33 40 PRESIDENT RECOVERS FROM GRIP By United Press. WASHINGTON, Feb. U.--Dr. Ross T. Mclntire, White House physician, said today that President Roosevelt is recovering from an attack o£ the grip but probably will remain in bed today and tomorrow. Mi". Roosevelt's condition is greatly improved, Mclntire said, and his temperature is down to 09.i. TROOP 2 SCOUTS GUESTS OF ROTARY Eighteen members ot Troop 2, Boy Scouts, sponsored by the Rotary Club, were guests of the club at luncheon Thursday, along with Scoutmaster William E. Bailey and Milton R. Wyatt, assistant-executive of the Westmoreland-Fayette County Council. Tenderfoot bodges were presented to seven boys by Mr. Wyatt. Tney were Martin Griglak, Robert C. Hart, Eugene Conlon, Robert N. Anastasia, Richard O'Donnell, George Askin and Ernest Lattanzo. Scouts Lloyd Orazi and Carl Myors gave short talks on Scouting. Carl i Myers demonstrated signaling, James I Patterson, bandaging, with Martin , Griglak as the patient, Woman Found Dead in Waters of Creek By. United Press. PARIS, Feb. 11.--The German government today invited Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet to go to Berlin to talk over general European peace problems with Joachim von Ribbenrrop, German, foreign minister, the foreign office made known. Central Europe, Spain and Italy's aspirations were mentioned as chief problems suggested 1'or discussion. It was said that Robert Coulondre. new French ambassador to Berlin, came here specially several days ago with a report of talks he had had In Ribbentrop, who then emphasized that a confeicnce with Bonnet would logically follow the recent signature of a France-Germany good neighobr treaty, which Hibbentrop c; ne here to sign. Count Johannes von Welczeck, the German ambassador, went to the foreign office this morning and renewed this invitation, it was said. France was understood to be consulting the British government on the proposed talks because of the desire to keep all French-British continental policies co-ordinated. The body of. Mrs. Marie Miller, about 60 years old, was found in a creek near her home in the vicinity of Indian Head this morning. She was lying face down in about three inches of water and her death was believed due to drowning. She apparently had been there a number of hours when found as a flashlight, discovered near the body, was still burning. _ . . ~ .· . _ - . The woman's husband, Samuel Miller, is said to be in a serious condition at Connellsville State Hospital. Social Security Payments. WASHNIGTON,-Feb. 11.--The Social Security -Board announced today that it had'alloted $2,592,833 to' Pennsylvania for January and Feb- uraiy. Ot the total $1,984,878 will be used to pay old age benefits and the balance for child aid. Hospital Paficnts. Thomas W, Baxter of 517 Johnston avenue was admitted to the Hospital for treatment. Civil War Veteran Dead. Elijah Walters, 93, last Civil Wai- veteran who resided east o£ Waynesburg and a farmer, died Thursday at his home near Carmichaels. His death leaves only two Civil War veterans in Greene county. WPA Project Approved. A grant of $10,000 for a WPA project to improve Route 458 near Masontown in German township has been approved in Washington, Congressman J. Buell Snyder announced. BOY SCOUT COUNCIL DINNER AT GREENSBURG FEBRUARY 23 Invitations to attend the annual meeting of the Westmoreland-Fayette Coucil, Boy Scouts of Amci'ica, arc being forwarded to all registered men connected with the organization. The meeting will be held at the Penn Albert Hotel, Greensburg, Thursday, February 23. business meeting to present reports and recommendations. The annual election of officerb for the council will take place at this meeting and the ,' tendance cup will be awarded to the district having the best record o£ attendance at the afternoon sessions. A special banquet will be held at The afternoon sessions will begin I the hotel that evening beginning at at 2:30 P. M. and will feature the convention type of meeting. After a brief presentation, the group will divide tor discussion on such topics as camping, advancement, organization, cubbing, training, commissioner service, finance and health and safety. Following the discussions, the group will assemble in a general 6:30 o'clock. AH Eagle Scouts who earned this high honor since the last annual meeting will be honored with their mothers. The* silver beaver award for outstanding service to boyhood will also be presented. Dr. Arnaud C. Marts, president of Bucknell University, will be the speaker of the evening.

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