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January 29, 1938

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LAST! E DITION The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. l4* 11 PRICE 2 tfi vn TQ su, i\u io. Ttl ° Weekly Courier Founded July (17. 1870 I Merited Tho Dally Courier. Founded Novcnjbcr 1C 1002. I July 18 1023 CONNTSLLSVILM), PA . SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 20, 193S. EIGHT PAGES. NAVY, ARMY I N C R E A S E S SUPPORTED President's P r o g r a m Brings Favorable Reaction in Congress. SOME QUESTION JUSTIFICATION WASHINGTON, Jan * 28 --House leaders prepared today to furnish laws and money lor President Roosevelt's armament program--the largest in peaci'-time history. The Prtsident's request for a greater national defense program found strong support in both houses, convincing leaders that Congress would approve the recommendations without serious opposition Unexpectedly, however, many Republicans and some Democrats met it with a demand for detailed explanation of America's foreign policy --a statement whether the Navy was to fight off California, oft Hawaii, or 600 miles up the Yangtze in China. Senator William H King, Democrat, Utah, urged a new disaarma- ment conference instead of increased appropriations.' He said he planned to introduce such a resolution soon, but be admitted its changes were virtually negligible Leaders relied on the expressed disposition ot most legislator: to ac- ctpt Mr. Roosevelt's estimate of what is needed to insure national safety This attitude was most tersely epitomized by Senator Carter Glass, Democrat, Va , who said "They are nil increasing their armaments. I reckon we'll have to do the same." House members most directly concerned with the President's recommendations found that in addition to authorizing legislation the seven specific proposals in his message called for: 1. Additional funds for 1939 requirements of the Army Chairman 3. Buell Snyder, Democrat, Pa, of the House Military Appropriations sub-committee, estimated the message called for about $12,500,000 immediately and said it would be considered before the war deparmcnt's 1939 supply bill is reported 2 Additional funds for the Navy, which already has been voted $553,000,000 by the House. Chairman William B Umstcad, Democrat, N C, of the House Naval Appropriation sub-committee, was unable to estimate the amount He said the fund, whatever its amount, might be included in a forthcoming deficiency bill 3. Enactment of a bill to take the profits out ot war. The House has one such bill on its calendar--the Sheppard-Hill measure giving the President power to fix a ceiling on prices in war time Chairman Andrew Jackson May, Democrat, Ky, of the House Military Affairs Committee, promised to have the lower chamber pass the measure by February 15. Several similar war profits measures are pending on House anc ·Senate calendars Much of the authorized legislation recommended by Mr Roosevelt already is In the hopper. Chairman Carl Vinson, Democrat, Gr, of the House Naval Affairs Committee, had a bill ready an his pocket when the presidential messenger arrived at the capitol. It called for a 20 per cent $800,000,000 increase in the Navy's fighting strength He plans to begin hearing on it Monday. Mr. Roosevelt asked in addition that two new dreadnoughts--making si^c in all--be started this year together with two more cruisers The President asked $5,000,00t Immediately for manufacture of gauges, dies and other aids to the making of army material; Representative J. Joseph Smith, Democrat Conn, has pending a $2,000,000 a year authorization of this nature. The main criticism of the President's program centered on the charge that he did not show justification for his proposed armament increases. This charge was voiced in the Senate by Senator Arthur Van- dcnberg. Republican, Mich, and in the House by Representative Maury Mavcnck, Democrat, Tex. Vandcrberg said it required "more than this generalizing message" to prove the need for a bigger ary one navy. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn , Jan 29 -- tohn A. St. Cyi, 31, a pants prcsser, vho figured out the "St Cyr human achinc plan" as a sure-fire panacea or the country's ills, was headed for Vashington today to talk to Presi- !ent Roosevelt and attempt to fix hings up for everyone in the country. He has been interested in government economics for many years and las written a score of letters to Vashington explaining the plan He lidn't receive a single reply. This week he was selected by Secretary if Commerce Daniel C. Roper to be me of the committee ot 500 small HARRISBURG, Jan. 29--Records of permits issued by the State Game Commission indicated today that 216 accoons are kept by Pennsylvania^ as pets Those keeping the animals without permits hazard a $25 fine under the 1937 game code revision. Mine Injuries Fatal. SOMERSET, Jan. 29 --Injuries sustained in a mine accident a week ago proved fatal to Andrew Mcsko 46, of Jerome, a miner for the Fenn- Smokeless Fuel Company who died in a Johnstown hospital Thursday He had received a fracture of the vertebra and a possible spine injury when caught under a fall of coal Just Off the Wire WHAETON, lex, Jan. 29--Moz elle McDanlel, a pretty 18-year-ol blonde elrl of the oil field communl ty, who fired 16 rifle bullets at her stepfather and v ouaded him 1 times before he died, todaj V,M under sentence to seven yrars' im prisonment. A jury dcbibcratcd less than three hours list nijht found bcr luilty of murder. Small Business Man, With "Human Machine" Plan, Is Invited to See President THEY HAD A BLIZZARD HERE! business men to call on Mr. Roosevelt Wednesday. He slid he is paying his own way on the chance the President will give him a minute to explain the St Cyr system "I'll tell him plenty," he snid "If I get the opportunity I'll fix things up for ovcr one His plan would provide A new government department, to be known as the "revolving department," which would have control of all machines a youth plan which would put all boys and girls into semi-military camps for three years Continued on Page Five. PENNSYLVANIANS HAVE 216 RACCOONS AS PETS Labor, Business Differ in NLRB Investigation WASHINGTON, Jan. 29.--Representatives of business and labor clashed today over demands by Senator Edward R Burke, D , Neb , tor a congressional investigation of he National Labor Relations Board A special committee of the United states Chamber of Commerce reported to its board of directors that rulings of the labor board "are of such a nature as to demonstrate the need for a Congressional investigation of the act--Wagner Labor Rc- ations--and Its administration. The chamber's report was made public after Charlton Ogburn, general counsel ot the American Federation of Labor, protested Burke's proposal and contended that an mvesti- Jation was "unnecessary and uncalled for." Reilly fo Prefer Charges Although Driver Exonerated UNIONTOWN, Jan. 29--Exonerated by a coroner's jury of responsibility in the death of Harold D Harbaugh on January 7, last, at Hopwood, H J. Grieve, a salesman, ot Pittsburgh, will face manslaughter charges District Attorney James A Rally said he would bring the information before an alderman here, contending Grieve violated provisions of the motor vehicle code relative to ·qic Grieve testified he was operating his machine "not more than 35 miles an hour" through Hopwood, saying he had seen no "20 miles an hour" signs and was unaware of the syed restrictions State Motor Policeman W. J. Unch told a coroner's jury Friday that Grieve was operating his automobile at an excessive speed, considering the poor visibility and condition of the weather. When his automobile was whipped to one side of the road and overturned, Easton Jackson contributed to his own death, the coroner's jury ruled in another verdict M. T Balling, driver ,of the machine whose rear bumper was caught by Jackson's front one, was exonerated. William Burner, passenger in the death car, lost his memory. He remembered nothing after the car Jell the Morgantown road and started down the old Fairchance highway Trooper J A Maggioncalda told the jury. ,, Monday Is Deadline For Auto Inspections Monday is the deadline to have an inspection sticker placed on your automobile. If you don't have a sticker on the ·windshield of your car alter Monday, you may be caught and fined $10 and costs The State law makes it compulsory to have your automobile inspected periodically. Next Week's Weather WASHINGTON, Jan 29--Weekly weather outlook North and Middle Atlantic states --Rain Monday, probably changing to snow in the mountains and north portions of Atlantic states ending Morday night or Tuesday and thei generally fair until near end of the week when ram is probable over south and srow or rain over noith portion, colder Mond ly much colder Tuesday and nsmc temn-i atur» l-\t- tcr part ol \\cck. Works or Pen, Mot Florida, For Numbers Baron bpccUl to The Courier. UNIONTOWN, Jan 29 -- Ted Uenovese, local numbers pool operator, who asked the court to let him go to Florida to recover his health, was given the choice Friday allcr- noon of serving two years in Allc- Sheny county workhouie or a term of [rom two to four years in Western Penitentiary as the court served an ultimatum to his move to evade the penalty imposed for violation of the State's lottery laws 'Were we satisfied with his answers as to the conducting of the business in which he had been engaged before ins arrest we might be more inclined to consider the defendant's petition," Judge H S Dumbauld said "However, we are far from satisfied thst lie is truthfully telling us of his activities," referring to replies made by Genovose when interrogated by the court in the course of the hearing relative to operation of the "numbers" pool 'We will not admit him to parole the jurist said with emphasis "We will not permit him to serve his sentence in county Jail" He then stated that, alter contcr- ring with his counsel, Ex-Judge Elder W. Marshall, Pittsburgh, the defendant could indicate his choice of serving the two years in the woik- housc, imposed December 29 by the court on charges growing out of state police raids, or from two to four years in Western Penitentiary to which the sentence would be changed should Gcnovcsc so desire the litter in preference to the original penalty. In addition to the imprisonment, Gcnovcsc had been directed to pay finest totaling $2,500. At conclusion of testimony and arguments on Gcnovcsc's petition Judge Dumbauld became the (.enter of interest as he interrogated the defendant in such manner as to indie ite the vourt had knowledge the "numbers ' pool was still in operation end that reports of its financial stati were being made to Gcrovcse by henchmen who visited the jail ' We have difficulty in understanding the frame of mind of this young man who is willing to flaunt the law until it catches up with him and then appeal to the law for grace to escape the consequences," the judge said "We have no sympathy with this young men's situation in lite "Notwithstanding that fact," he safd, "If we were convinced the carrying out of this sentence woul( shorten the days of this defendant or would result in ill health, wi would forget our feelings in the matter" Son in Workhouse, Father Sentenced To 60 Days in Jai Special to Tho Courier UNIONTOWN, Jan 29--With hi: son serving a term in the workhous,! as result of a hit-iun accident, C. W Kidwcll, 02, ot Brownsville, was ordered to the county jail for 60 day and directed to pay costs ot $72 50, a line of $25 and $10 doctor's bill on charges growing out o£ a beer parloi fracas The court stipulated if the three items are paid oft, the defendan could be paroled for a year. Dunbar Fire Siren To Be Tested Daily The fire siren at Dunbar will be sounded every night at 9 o clock dur ing the cold weather to test th alarm signal, it was announced today This will determine whether or no it is in working order, a spokesman or the Dunbar Volunteer Fire De partment s-iid Civil War Vet Dies Ehud Steele, 95 years old, Green county i, oldest Civil War veteran died Friday at the home of a son William, at Carmichaels ot pnou monia He bcucd in Company C 110th Pemisls-mii I n t i n t i j wai v. ouaded Teacher Conference Speaker Hits Hard; Urges Faculty Action 45-Minute Battle Saves Infant torn After Death Store at Ironwood, Mich. Storekeepers at Irotmood Mich in the path of the worst blizzard in northern Michigan history, had to dig their way out to the street and Bomt. such aa thi« one, had to use a tunnel as an entrance --Central Prcit 576 ON SEWING PROJECT WILL LOSE JOBS TUESDAY If One Twin Is His, Other Must Be Also; Shakespeare Quoted By United Prcu. LAKE ANDERS, S D, Jan 29 -Ewald Peddle, farmer, who contended be was not the father of one o£ his wifes twin sons, took consideration today of Act 1, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's "King John'--quoted to him by a circuit judge in support ot common law that a child born in wedlock is legitimate , Judge A B Beck ruled that the tu ins, Leonard and Erie, are Peddie s sons by his wife, Lena Then he turned to Peddie and rend Sirrah jour brother is legitimate Your father 3 wife did niter wcdloclc bear him. And K she did play fiHe the fault wis hers. Which fully lies on the hazard of »11 busbnndb that marry v.ivcs Peddie filed suit for divorce in December, 1933, charging that one twin was the child of another man One child, he s-ud, looked like him but the other did not ' My wife told me," he testified, 'that I was the father of one but not of the other" Mrs Peddie did not contest the suit Judge R B Tnpp granted the divorce, but made no decision concerning the disputed son's paternity He iwardcd each parent one twin Mrs Peddie reopened the case recently, seeking custody of both children ond inct eased support money. Judge Beck granted her both boys, and $50 monthly for support of the twins and three other children. BIRTHDAY BALL AT COUNTRY CLUB THIS EVENING The President Roosevelt birthday ball, under the sponsorship ot a Con- ncllsville committee headed by Dr H Daniel Mmerd and joined by Scottdale, will be held tonight at Pleasant Valley Country Club Dr Mmcrd appealed to the people who Inve not ahxudy done so to contribute to the fund thit will be used to wage war on infantile paralyses Cash donations may be left with Chairman Minerd Treasurer J. Vincent Solsson or Secretary Charles F. Donnelly Has Spinal Operation Thomas J O'Hara of East Murphy avenue underwent an operation this morning at Conncllsvillc State Hospital for rcmovil of an abscess at the tip of the spine Many years ago "Mr O Hara suffoied an mjurj by a fall It has been given him trouble from time to time His condition was said to be satisfactory. The Weather UNIONTOWN, Jan 29--Faycttc county's sewing project, lacking ponsor, will be suspended Tuesday th/owing 516 women out ot work, i was revealed today when the county commissioners refused to back tin program unless an amicable agreement is rcichcd with WPA authorities. In explaining the -\ttitude of th commissioners John W Rankin said ' Until they get down to business and give us the right to iay who goes to work on these projects where and how the articles are d s- tributcd and how the money is expended, we will not sponsor the program " The commisbioncrs were incenscc in not being given the right to hln employes bclie\lng that it they fur mshcd the funds is, the bickers they should at least have some voice in the management Munitions Blast In Italy Takes Heavy Life To! SEGNI, Italy, Jan 29 --Three ter rifle explosions shattered the powde section of the munitions factory her today, taking a heavy toll ot life an injuring hundreds Premier Bonito Mussolini arrive to take chirge. King Victor Em manucl also hurried to the seen from Home Ten bodies had been recovered b mid-afternoon but it was estimate that when the dcbrii had bee searched thoroughly the death ro would reach between 30 and 40 I was estimated 300 soldiers v,er slightly injured by glass and flyin fragments, and approximately 15 factory workcis injured of whom some may die Commissioners Rule Requisitions Needed To Buy 'Home' Supplie UNION TOWN, J-m 29--A nc system is in cflect at the Fayett County Home m compliance witt orders of the county commissioner who announced they would not con done any laxity in handling the at furs nt the farm which now is thci direct responsibility Requisitions must be furnished : every instance \\hcie supplies o equipment mny be sought. Cloudy and warmer tonight Sunday rain and warmer in soutli and ram or snow in north portion, much colder Mondaj is the noon weather forecast for Wosttrn Pennsylvania Temperature Record. 1938 1937 MaMinum , 38 16 Minimum 18 (6 Mean ,, 28 ti PUBLIC HEALTH NURSES HEAR OF WELFARE WORK Miss Eleanor Mcckclilburg tern poranly m Uiaigc oC the child wol fare program in Tajctlt county addressed Fayctte county publi health nurses Friday afternoon in th Uniontown offices of the Fayett County Tubeiculosis Society She discubscd the objectives an tentative plans of the welfare oflic aftei which thcic v\ is m open fouirr of pioblcms UNIONTOWN, Jan 29--Physi- nns enacted a weird scene in Un- ontown Hospital early this morning when they w iged what it first, appeared to be an unsuccessful battle iver the body ot a dead woman to natch from death the tiny bit of R e f e r s to Ousting of Superintendent by Weihe Group "BE DESERVING OF TENURE," SAYS "In youi city a major educational crime is being committed Dozens of the leading men and women are ap- p-Uled at that crime Whether the SUte of Pennsylvania had any business giving you tenure or not depends umanity they brought into the on the action you take during the next few weeks and months ' That was the challenge iiicd at eachers in the Connellsville public schools yesterday aVernoon _by .Dr.. F Myers of New York University when he completed his, afternoon alk The educator referred to the de- .crmmation ot that faction of the 3oard of Education headed oy Clyde ? Wcihc to complete its dcmorali?a- tion of the school structure '.'ere by ousting the man who made the city's educational system the pride of its citizens and the envy of the State-- world 10 minutes after the mother lad passed away With an ofllcicncy that lost nothing by haste, the white-coated doctors ucceeded m delivering an eight- pound baby girl--the 13th child in he family--and then, for another 45 minutes, worked with rapidity to rmg life into the babe that, at first, failed to respond Unlontown Hospital has cstab- ishcd a reputation for 'miracle" operations Added to this was the, Caesarian operation within 10 minutes after Mrs. Helen Kovach, 42, wife of Louis Kovach, Greensboro, died at 1 15 o'clock Refusing to accord death a second victory, three physicians applied oxygen and tiien in desperation, used the ' mouth-to-mouth" cdort to )low life into the bit of humanity hey had delivered from the body of the dead mother. Mrs Kovach, accompanied by her lusband, was admitted to the hos- Ital at 11 o clock Friday night She lad been ill for the last 10 days in icr Greensboro home but did not expect the child to be born for another week The husband lingered at her side until assured she was comfortable. One hour after hib departure, death threatened and, at 1 15, doctors knew the end had come Within 10 minutes, Dr Robert E Walker, the hospital s resident physician, Dr Raymond Limber, an in- terne, and Dr C H LaClair, local physician, entered their second battle with the grim reaper Licking time to move the corpse to the operating tAlc the medical men performed the operation in the room But the child, apparently, was dead Desperately the doctors worked and, 45 minutes later, a tiny, feeble wail rewarded their mouth-to-mouth edorts to "blow' life into the little body The small brown-haired, brown- cycd girl was placed in an incubator which, now, is under strict surveillance of doctors watching hei own wcik efforts to ret-iin a hold on life Hospital attaches consider the operation "just another case" m^their daily routine but to others the battle with death during the early morning hours is nothing short ot a miracle With pride, it was announced the babe is "fairly good' in the hospital nursery where it is the center of interest James Candidate For Governor WrLKES-BARRE, Jan 29 --Superior Court Judge Arthur H James announced tod ty his candidacy for the Republican gubernatorial nomination Juoge Jimes, who was Lieutenan' Governor ol Pennsylvania from 1926 to 1931, mnde the announcement in i statement given out to the press at his office here The jurist was the second formally to enter the campaign for the Republican nomination Former Governor GifTcra Pinchot announced his candidacy two weeks ago in Fhila- delph a Lower Tyrone Parents Seek $500 Damages for Injuries of Minor Son UNIONTOWN, Jan 29--Suit to secure damages in the amount o $500 was entered with Prothonotary John J "rady by Arthur H. Gardner Jr, through his parents, Arthur 15 and Olive M Gardner, Dawson, H D. 1, against George G and Mara Ruth Gault, of the same place The action, filed by the plaintiffs counsel, Attornejs A Z and O B Goldstein, sets forth the boy sulTerei severe injuries August 30,1937, when he wni struek by i car, owned b; Mar i Ruth Gaull and opeiatcd by Geoigc G Gnult, while walking aloni 1'ie Dnwbon-L ikelon road, about foui miles west of Dawson The opeiator, H is a\ erred, failc to successfully negotitate a cuivc and the ma hine s right fender struck tin jouth cauv ng fracluies of the aim ibiasms of tht ijif.1 left knot ant Superintendent Bela B Smith be as tree at other citizens place ol residence, how and Previously he had told the teachers Tenure gives you the protection hat enables you to fight. It this had lappcned a year ago it would not ha\e been possible for you to say anything for fear of losing your jobs." Dr Myers spoke on the topic of Educational Freedom Fact or Myth " He asserted that so long as appointment of teachers was left in the hands of boards of education there will be no freedom for teachers He proved his point by citing many restrictions placed on teachers, not only in the classrooms but in their daily lives In a gicat measure, he declared, the teachers themselves are to blame for restrictions as they have permitted society to deny certain rights "A teacher should be as free to exercise all his or her rights as any other American citizen," declared Dr. Mjcrs ' They should have the right to participate in public discusMons ol political problems outside the classroom They should hare the right to join, or not to join, any religious or political organization They should as to \\-hero they spend money and their dispo- · sition of free time. ; One of the most inconsistent things is that teachers arc the oaly group of women in society singled out as not having the right to marry. Yet they are the only group having the proper preparation for motherhood " Later he said "Now that you have the tenure law try to deserve it Don't forget )t will be repealed or not repealed depending largely on how the piofcssion acts or how concertedly it acts One of the liist things to "35 to protect tenure is to throw all the weight ot jour influence to the source of your entrance into the profession. Pennsylvania is one of the States wlich docs not give the superintendent, by law, the right to nomimto teachers. "It is intolerable for a state to have a \cnure law and at that same time let the school boards select teachcn beciusc in time it will lead to political ippomtment of teachers and under that system an intolerable situation will e^cist "If you aic going to have political appointments o£ teachers then ou have no right to tenure "In Conncllsville your superintendent does not have the right to nominate teachers In Connellsvilla there should not bo teacher tenura until the superintendent docs hava that right ' You have the protection that enables you to fight You nevir had that as free agents If you have any regard for your tenure act you will insist the political appointment of teachers and tenure do rot go to- * gether. ^ "Right now, in your city, a major educational crime is being committed. You know that as well as I do Dozens of leading men and women nr4 appalled at that crime If it had happened a year ago you would i«ot rav* dared to raise your voices It's happened today, when you have as mud: freedom as any t-itizen Whether thi State of Pennsylvania had any bjsi- r.ess giving you tenure or not depends on the action you take dunn( the next few weeks and months B this group lacks the courage to act when it knows the interests of education are being jeopardized that group has no right to any protection v. hatcvci " Dr Sjmucl How ud William*, ot the University o£ Pittsburgh, took Ihc audience on a ' loin ' of South American jungles with the aid of steicopticon illustrations The films \\eie in color, showing clote-upi, of v.-rious beautiful plants and llo\\eis us \vell as an mals that j Continued on Page Jive.

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