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FOUR. 1'HJffi DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLEJ, HA. SATURDAY, FJBBKUAtlY 11, 1939. Stt? imly (torto THE COURIER COMPANY . I Publishers James J. Driscoll _ . .. President and General Manager R. A. Donegan . . Secretary and Treasurer Walter S. Stimmel _ _ . . Editor James M. Driscoll . - _ - Associate Editor J. Wylie Driscoll Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF Audit Bureau of Calculations" Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association Bureau of Advertising, A. N. P. A. Served by United Press and International News Service SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month; $5 per year, or $2.50 tor six- months by mail it paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class natter at the Postoflice, Connellsville, Pa SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 11, 1939 LINCOLN'S TASK STJLL OURS 1 The ideals of Abraham Lincoln and the ideologies of Hitler and Mussolini are as far apart as the poles. On one side is numanitarianism in its highest form. On the other its antihesis. As we pause, to pay honor to the Emancipator no better suggestion dould be offered the Boy Scouts of America, in the midst of the observance of their 29th anniversary, than committing to memory the address of Lincoln at Gettysburg November 19, 1863. The ideals he enunciated there are still to be achieved. Those memorable words are herewith reprinted, in their entirety: Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Kow we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that'nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a. _ portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that'nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in "a larger sense, we cannot dedicate--we cannot consecrate--we cannot hallow--this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor Jong remember what we say here, Taut it can never forget what they ,. did here. It is for us, the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us--that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion; that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. WOKM) MOURNS WITH CATHOLICS "We still .have so many things to do!" The last sentence uttered by Pope Pius XI will stand in the annals of the Roman Catholic Church as a challenge to his millions of followers throughout the world. His successor will be a younger man--as young probably as Pius was when he took upon himself the leadership of the church 17 years ago. He will find himself facing even greater tasks than were those that confronted the dead prelate. The pontiff's last audible word was a plea for what has been uppermost in. h'is mind--peace. The threat of Â· general war, which would engulf millions of those of his own faith, weighed heavily on him during his closing years. Likewise he suffered pangs over the frightful losses inflicted In Catholic Spain. Had it been possible for him to impose his will, the civil war there would long ago haves been halted, as would the warlike preparations in his own land and those of others in Europe and America. He was an apostle of peace, but he could only preach good will among men. He could not enforce it. Unquestionably the Pope is the most powerful individual influence in the religious world. Of the 331,500,000 Roman Catholics, 220,000,000 are in Europe, a large part of the total in Italy and Germany. If they of the faith were to follow their religious leader, Instead of men of the type of Mussolini and Hitler, they would become so potent an influence for peace that war would be outlawed. Like the dying Plus, his followers "still have many things to do." The greatest contribution they could make to world affairs would be promotion of the peace efforts he set in motion. People of all creeds join with the Catholic Church in lamentation over the passing from earth of a great, good man. XHE BEDDLB It is not quite clear whether it was Senator Joe Guffey or Judge Michael A. Musmanno or neither that was rebuffed by the President in naming Francis Biddle to a vacancy on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. There is still apparent harmony between Guffey and the White House, and Judge Musmanno has the "utmost faith in the President," at least verbally. In view of what might transpire in the future it would be unwise to voice publicly any other feeling. Biddle has long been associated-with Administration enterprises. He was first chairman of the National Labor Relations Board an more recently .general counsel in the TVA inquiry. One fact stands out: Selection of an easterner leaves Western Pennsylvania without representation on the court/ which embraces Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. SPBDfG TVEATHER VILL HELP Rail tonnages are giving some impetus to the steel industry. Otherwise, where there are gains they are small. That is not unusual for this time of year and should not discourage business. The general trend in the industry is expected to continue moderately" upward during February and March, with greater gains as spring comes on. Disappearance of snow will have an invigorating influence on the motor industry. As a rule prospective buyers of cars get the fever as spring conies on and the lure of the open roads increases. The greater the demand for cars, the better the steel business, and as it is boosted, so will general lines. SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER'S PART As Sunday schools of Fayette county enter tomorrow the second week of a campaign designed to promote as much as 100 per cent attendance of, the enrollment, the teacher stands out as the central figure. . . Â· ~ x_ The general superintendent and the department heads have their obligations, but when all is said and done the teachers remain the actual points of contact with the boys and girls and men and women. Just a little extra work on their part should produce the desired results--say half a dozen or more telephone calls or personal visits. THE FRONTIERSMEN Oltt?VÂ«OHllES2 MAt?Ctt ISLAN . '. WOW XDfcEAOCT: and first. He had nothing, not even small pair. Turning over the magician's hand, four aces were ex- osed. The V. P.'s comment was not ecordea but it could well have been omethmg about a New Deal. Humor has it the White House incited the magician over for a coherence at which it was suggested e might be given Tommy Corcoran's ob of handling Congress, Another umor is the magician was the Presi- er.t in whiskeis. What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.--Some Irst class fudges of Uncle Sam's Western Hemispherical defensive problem,'- as the subject becomes a more and more important issue on Capitol Hill, see that the aviation angle of the situation is being overemphasized from the new world's standpoint. Chairman David I. Walsh and Carl Vinson, respectively of the Senate's and the Representatives' Naval Affairs committees, of course are Congress' leading boosters for increased Yankee sea power. They do not under-estimate the vita] necessity of a formidable air arm to supplement Uncle Samuel's fighting fleet's efficiency. At the same time, the bulk of the advice they get from professionals is to the effect that surface strength afloat should be our flrst consideration. Army men ditto, in their suggestions to Chairmen Morris Sheppard and Andrew J. May, respectively of the Senate's and Representatives' military committees. Not that the army crowd, either, speaks of aviation otherwise than as indispensible; still, it rates groundlings as the main thing in so far as this country is concerned. True, navy and army alike will be glad of all they can get aerially, but they rate the heavens as secondary to oceans and terra Srma for American military purposes. I do not mean to say that there are not flying enthusiasts who contend that surface fleets and troops are obsolete, but they're in a minority. Europe, to be sure, is different. An aircraft from Berlin, say, could scoot over London or Paris and do incalculable damage and kill hundreds or thousands, and get home again, unscathed. I saw one of the Kaiser's dirigibles try it over London in 1916. It was, indeed, while trying to make its getaway, shot down above the Thames estuary, but it had raised hades in the meantime. Parenthetically, the English had been telling what awful things they would do to one of those crews of German pirates if ever they caught a few. Well, they did catch that dirigible-load--all of them survived except one who was drowned accidentally in the estuary. The prisoners were interned at Chatham Barracks. As a neutral correspondent, at that juncture, I interviewed them. The English officers had turned out of their quarters in the barracks and were sleeping in cots in the corridors, to furnish comfortable accommodations for their German captives. But aviation today is not what it was then. I have no doubt that, as of the present writing, a whole fleet of hostile planes (not mere dirigibles) could streak it over the British and French capitals,' leaving them mere masses of rums, and get away safely. Such would be short-range operations. But, manifestly, no effective air fleet could get, from Europe or Asia, to this side of the Atlantic or Pacific. A few aircraft, out of several thousands, might do it, and wreck a dozen or so of buildings in New York or San Francisco. Which would be very irritating, but, militarily, of no consequence. They never would get home, either. That would not signify; a warrior expects to commit suicide-but he'd be wasted. A landing and occupation obviously would be impossible. It would be equally impossible for Uncle Sam to send an air fleet to Berlin or Tokyo. Oh, yes, it might be done with an air base in England against Germany, or an air base in Manila against Japan. But it would be mighty unhandy in either case. The nub of it is- A lot of legislators think ojr aviation talk is purely hysterical. STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. CONCERNING FETJDS Several generations ago a famous feud started in one of the southern mountains because a member of one family criticized the way a member of the other family dressed. For fifty years the members of these families hunted each other like wild animals and killed each other on sight. Missionaries In these southern mountains found that the only way to break the power of these feuds was to get the leaders oÂ£ the quarreling families to check their firearms, sit down in a room together, and talk things over. It was then that they saw the absurdity of their hatred. They recalled many things that they had in common and confessed to faults on both sides. A number of the most famous feuds were settled in a short time by wise people who got the principals together and persuaded them to talk things over sensibly. Forty-nine times ou' of fifty, people can settle misunderstandings and quarrels with their neighbors and associates if they will. There is scarcely a feud which can escape disintegration when once the acid of common sense and logic has been poured ur -a it. Ail riehtft reserved--Babson Newspaper Syndicate. S / D E Z . / G H 7 S Faithfulness in attending Sunday school (they call it Sabbath school) seems to be characteristic oÂ£ the people of the Reformed Presbyterian, or Covenanter, Church. One oÂ£ their number, who modestly asks that his name be withheld, supplies some interesting facts pertaining thereto in a letter to the editor. It reads: A few days ago we read with much interest your reference to the attendance records of two members of the Covenanter Sabbath School, namely, C. W. Coughenour and Mrs. Gertrude Shearer, the- latter now at- t'ndmg the Lutheran School. We do not wonder at the pride of the parents of these two, and we feel that the Sabbath school, as well, is justified in sharing it with them, which we certainly do, and particularly does the writer who has been associated with these members during the entire time of their attendance in our school and has had the honor of being superintendent of the school for 23 of the last 25 of Mr Coughonour's enviable record of 28 consecutive years ot perfect attendance. In this same connection, It occurred to us that, inasmuch as we haven't burdened your columns to any extent during our 25 or more years of existence, you might be willing to give a little space to some records \vhicli have been made by other members of our school. intcndent; Mrs. Frances Quariert assistant superintendent; Miss Mar Catherine Piper, secretary and Leon ard Cutter, assistant secretary; hav all been life-long members, havin been carried there in infancy by thei parents and all establishing records of attendance as aforementioned. If you should deem this worthy o printing we shall appreciate it. not, we hope it will convey, in measure at least our appreciation o your reference to the splendid recorc of our esteemed members which w consider a compliment to the sma part our Sabbath school may have making our city a good place i which to live and bring up our chi dren. An outstanding characteristic Mi s. Ina Moss who died this week wa punctuality. Whether at her plac of employment for a number years with the West Pcnn System i at church services and other fum tions, she was invariably ahead time. It was not unusual to see Mi Moss in her pew at the Christia Church a half hour before time fo services to begin. Several years ago it was her priv lege to attend the international con vention of the Disciples of Christ, Christian Church, in London. Sh spent some time thereafter in tourin the British Isles. On her return sh found delight in reporting to h church and its organizations on th convention and the places she ha visited. Mrs. Moss chose to be buried in th dxcss she wore at graduation and which also she was married. Letters to The Editor The following list represents a few who have made records oÂ£ seven or more years perfect attendance: Paul Cutter, 18 years. Leonard Cutter, 18 years. Robert Cutter, 13 years. (These three are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cutter ot Wheeler.) Mrs. Edna Soldano, 13 years. Eva Kate Cunningham, 13 years. Leonard Lerch, 12 yeais. Jean Swope, 11 years. Mrs. I F. Hornbeck, 11 years. Mrs. Frances Quariere, 11 years. Harold Lerch, 10 years. Mary Virginia Cunningham, 10 : ears. Robert Murphy, nine years. Mary Catnerme Piper, nine years. J. W. Kmce'.l, Jr., nine years. Mrs. Carl ZoUcirs, nine years. Mrs. Earl Jayues, r.ine years. Mrs. Lillian Swope, eight years. Mrs. Ruth L. Hohm, eight years. Mrs. J. W. Kmcell, seven years. Geraldine Crenaldo, seven yeais. Billy Grenajdo, seven years. Donald Grenaldo, seven years. Due to the limited field in which our school is located, we have never' this bunch of men are getting all the NEWS BEHIND, THE NEWS' WASHINGTON, Feb. 11. -- The] started ordering ham sandwiches, agician at Vice-President Garner's j which helped, but not much. nner paity lor Mr. Roosevelt dealt ut five poker hands, face down, and ailed Mr. Garner over. Guests astened up. This was going to be ood. A magician might fool Garner a budge tncfc, screeno, beano or asino--but poker happens to be a iflerent game. Garner was instructed by the lagician to choose a hand first for Investigating they found that the transom from which this tasty invitation came was that immortal portal which not even senators enter without an invitation--the Vice-President's office. It appears the V. P. and Mrs. Garner recently received a shipment of Texas sausages from down home. Each afternoon Mrs. Garner turns on he magician, then one for himself. I the grill and they enjoy a slight but :e did. He sho%ved down his own refieshmg repast alone, just as they A congressman asked Representa- ive Flannagan. of Virginia how his friend, Judge Roberts, felt about eing a wishbone pulled by Mr. Roosevelt in the affirmative and Senators Glass and Byrd In the nega- .ve. Flannagan quoted the defeated udge as saying he felt like the fa- nous farmer along the Potomac Hiver during the Civil War. When the enjoy cooking coffee in mid-morning. Nobody cares about the coffee. You can get good coffee nearly any place, but unless the Garners break down and let Senator Alva Adams of Colorado and some of the third floor senators in on the sausages, there is going to be more trouble in the Serf- ate than anyone can settle. Vorth ailed occupied his by them "a farm he was damned rebel ascal." When the South chased the Yankees off, he became to them "a damned Yankee rascal." "The only thing I am sure of is that I am a rascal--and damned," ;aid the jurist. People on the third floor back of he Senate office building started talking a few days back about the aroma of sausages', a fried scent from obviously delicious pork sausages, coming up through the ventilator. The secret repeater rifle which Assistant War Secretary Louis Johnson has on his desk has no connection with the fact that Republicans have been wanting to get him up before the House Military Affairs Committee. The stones about Johnson's failure to appear before the committee are all a Ttistake. Republicans growled about trying to get him up there, but no invitation was presented to him. When the other war authorities were testifying he was ill with flu--and not slightly. The gun is just an exhibit of Army modernization which Johnson keeps at hand. One caller suggested that on Johnson's forthcoming moose hunt to Canada he should try out the new- Army weapon, but in view of recent turmoil here over Washington secrets, it might be safer to bring the moose down here--and that may be arranged. The Republicans thought they might have some fun with Fanny Perkins in the Labor Secretary's executive .session with the House Committee concerning her Each day it came up at abbut the Ju^ciary (Committee concerning her same time of the afternoon, a luscious impeachment difficulties -- probably appetizing fragrance. The third floor backmen could do no work. They Stray Thoughts By 3. M. OeHUTT 1 A tip to local banquet committees: If you don't materially reduce the number of speakers, John Whoric, of The Courier staff, is gonna turn down all future invitations io such affairs. Looking after the home life of so many others, as she does, one wonders when and where Mrs. Roosevelt ever finds any time to devote to her own. Ray Shaw, efficient and accommodating local B. O. ticket agent, ought to be able to tell us a lot about that New York World's Fair after, he gets bade from a pre-view of the big show he is going to witness the latter part of this month. A lot I Not one because Democrats on the committee addressed Madame Secretary as if they had just met her in a drawing room. One Republican, amazed at the efficiency with which she produced extensive answers to expected inquiries Continued on Page Five, DREAM The place seemed strange and yet the people seemed So lifelike that I could not think I dreamed. Old friends of mine came running up io me, The dead, the living, natural as could be, But still no man among them turned to say: "What did the big industrials do today?" radio acts put on by big time movie stars would be laughed off the stages of both our theatres long before curtain time. That Florida admirer can't mean all the mean things he picture- postcards when he turns right around and sends me a dandy box of tropically-prepared jellies, marmalades and fruit juices. Murdering one's wife and child never helped any fellow get out of debt. And it's a pleasure to learn that Miss Hattie Aaron, Race street, always includes these comments in her Daily Courier reading. Let's go to press. approached the open gate Called me aside to ask the silver'irate. 'ot one of all that happy-hearted crew Whispered the question: "What did motors do?" No anxious voice beseeched me there to tell It it \sere wise to buy or time to sell. Not one among the number cared to seek News of the market, w?s It strong or weak? No one came running, breathless, to inquire What happened at the close to Rubber Tire? Which put this obvious notion in my head; "Old boy, you're either dreaming or you're deadt" WORKERS' DEFENDED Editor, Couner: I see under heading date of Febri ary 7 an assertion in regard to WP workmen gathering coal from an o slate dump and that coal can bought for 11 cents a bushel. Th is very true coal can be bought for six cents a bushel. But if you don't have the 11 cents or six cents it is expensive if you can get it for or.e cent, if you dor't have the one cent. Did th.s sponsor of th.s charge of WPA misuse ever stop to think that enjoyed a large enrollment. How- over, we believe these records indicate thoroughness and consistency of the woi'.. and workers in mam- t ing a very high percentage of attendance, even though limited in numbers. It also may be interesting to know that tlie present officers of the school, namely, Miss Evelyn Murphy, supei- way of $52.80 a month and have any- wheie from four to eight of a family to feed and clothe, not counting rent, light and other necessities. Is this man a coal dealer? I myself think the WPA has done a world of good for a world of people. One thing 1 will grant these men v/as not too lazy to gather the coal A READER Voung nbe lincnln neuer missed an That a poor farm boy whose opportunities were so meager should 'rise to the heights should be a constant inspiration to all people living in this age of great opportunities. The opportunity to build a substantial fortune exists for .everyone who will start a. small savings account. Systematic savings offers today's greatest opportunity for future security. " ConnelisviSEe Pa. .Member of Federal Deposit Insurance Cornorntion.