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LAST E AST EDITION PRICE 2 The Best Advertising Medium in tfie Yough Region. VOL. 37, NO. 79. Tho Weekly Courier. Founded July 17. 1870 Tho Daily Courier, founded November 10. 1902 I Merged | July 18. 1020. CONNEULSVILLE, PA.. M O N D A Y ICVENUNY!, FKBRL'AUV 13, TEN PAGES. Peo'ple From All Over " World Gather to Pay Homage to Pope Pius St. Peter's Square Is Crowded for Third Day; B u r i a l Tomorrow in Crypt. TROOPS CONTROL HUGE THRONGS MOTHER'S HELPER TOO ENERGETIC; "ZIP" SETS CARPET SWEEPER ON FIRE Jailed with Six-Day-Old Baby lames Tackles Budget Probiems For Biennium By United Prcsa. VATICAN CITY, Feb. 13.--Halipns and foreigners from all over the world crowded into St. Peter's square for the third day today to pay homage to the body of Pope Pius XI as it lay in the chapel of the Blessed Sacrament of St. Peter's, awaiting burial tomorrow in the cathedral's crypt. Heavy reinforcements of troops were called out to control the crowd, which yesterday broke through three troop cordons and wooden barricades to reach the doors. It was estimated that before nightfall 750,000 persons would have filed past the bier, added to nearly 1,000,000 who viewed the body of the Pope yesterday. The second of the nine daily masses to be held for the Pope was read this me -ning at the cathedral altar, near where the body lies, by a canon of St. Petei's. The college of cardinals met, as it will daily until a new Pope is elected, to discuss arrangements for the bunai tomorrow and for the elective conclave. Prelates of the apostolic chamber fook authority over the apostolic tribunal and prepared formally to destroy the seal of the late Pope-the symbol of his authority. The cardinals, meeting yesterday, decided that the Pope would be buried at 4 P. M. tomorrow in the crypt in St. Peter's which lie had selected himself, beside the remains of his predecessors, Benedict XV and Pius X. It was decided also that the formal conclave which is to elect a new pope would meet not before February 2G nox later than March 1. Previously it had been announced that the conclave would be held as soon as all cardinals who had sent word of their departure for Home, had arrived. However, the conclave must behold within 18 days 1 of a pope's death, and there was some question whether Cardinal Copello of Argentina and Cardinal Lemo of Brazil could attend. They are due ai Naples March 1. Monsignor Angela Perugini, secretary of tl-: Latin Icttei, was delegated to eulogize the late Pope at the last of the nine-day series of masses, and Monsignor Antonio Bacci to mrke the funeral oration after mass of the Holy Ghost. Many offices were forced to today because employes took an unofficial holiday in their determination to pay homage to the late Pope. Many thousands could not i get into tho chapel. yesterday, after waiting for hours, because of the tremendous crowd. So unmanageable did it be- · come that after troop cordons had been broken, the doors of St. Peter's were closed at 5 P. M. instead of 7 P. M. It was planned to keep the church and chapel open until 7 o'clock tonight and close it at noon tomorrow. " The inner coffin in which the body will repose is of light cypress, lined with white silk and decorated with gold. It will be put in o lead box weighing 800 pounds, the cover embossed with a cross, a skull and crossed bones and the papal coat of arms. An outer coffin is of thick elm, seven feet, four inches long, three feet wide and two and one-half feet deep, embossed with a cross and coat of arms. Italians, discussing possible successors as the 202nd pope, seemed to exclude the idea that any but an Italian could, or should be elected. For instance, the well informed newspaper, Popolo di Roma, discussing the possibilities, named Italians--Cardinal Nasalli-Rocca, Archbishop of Bologna; Cardinal Lavitrano, Archbishop of Palermo; Cardinal Tedes- \Vhen Edward Buchina was huiping h;s mother, Mrs. Anna Buchin.i, of Star Junction, with her household duties Saturday he put so much zip into his work that a dust bag burned up. Eddie was running u sweeper in a bed room when fire broke out. The j boy called his mothei who emptied the bag outside. Me apparently had picked up a match while sweeping the floor and friction caused it to ignite. Britain Undecided On Recognition Of General Franco By United Press. LONDON, Feb. 13.--Great Britain so far has not decided whether to recognize General Francisco Franco, Spanish insurgent chieftain, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain told the House of Commons today. Chamberlain said he is unable to give assurance that Britain will not recognize Franco because "the situation in Spain is changing so rapidly." The British government, he declared, is in close touch with the French government on the recognition question. Mrs. Evelyn McCoy and Infant Charged with neglecting her seven children, Mis. Evelyn McCoy, 21), »ai sent to jail in Boston with her six-'lay-old nursing baby, said to be youngest child ever put behind bars in Massachusetts. Found to be in delicate health, Mrs. McCoy was transferred to City Hospital, v.heie she and iofimt arc oictiuvn/l. fCrftmlPreli) Sunday Schools Show Increase In Attendance Acording to figures compiled by the District Sunday School Association there was a large increase in at- Sees industry Ready To Go Ahead When, If Freed of Attacks By United Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 13.--Tom M. Girdler, chairman of the Republic- Steel Corporation, lo!d the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers today that industry was all set to achieve prosperity the moment jt was freed fiom "political attacks, unsound tax policies, vicious labor legislation and the equally vicious administration of that legislation." Girdler, president of the American Tho mining and metal industries, he said, were the victims of intolerable tax burdens resulting from "six years of so-called prosperity spending with billions being poured into nonproductive channels." "We cnnnot spend our way out of our difficulties," he said. "It has been demonstrated that deficit spending provides only a temporary stimulus. 1 ' He added that the situation is not "hopeless." By HOSS DOWNING United Press. Stan 1 Correspondent. HARRISBURG, Fcb 13.--Gover- lor Arthur H. James and his fiscal ddvij-crs begin hc.ivy deliberations on the J939--II budget and the Administration k'Sifljtive program tomorrow with Republican majority representatives of the House and Senate. G. O. P. committees jnci the James Caoinct expect to complete the job by February 27 when the Legislature ieconvcnc.s f i o m a 17-day recess to hear the Govcinor's tardy budget j message and hugm advancing mca- MJtes drn\\n to carry out the ad- miri.stration'.s 'ax-Hiendmg agenda tind general policies. Committee's designated by House and Senate Republican leaders in an unprecedented npproach to solution ot commonwcjlth ptoblcms were to organize tomoirow afternoon and tackle n long 'j.-t of subjects, includ- ,ng- I. (if a biennj^m budget to retain existing taxes and clip $118,000,000 from he total of expenditures of the cuircnt two-ycjr fiscal period 2 ScjL'ttiun of "miscast" State agencies for liansfer to the new State Department of Commerce urged by the Govcir.or and decision on advisability of creating a tax commission recommended by the Slate Bar Association and othei organizations. 3. Formulation of policy on liquor control in line with James' declarations 'that the number of tapiooms should be drastically reduced, displaying of liquor .it the State stores eliminated and adveitising of intoxicants toned down. 4. Decision on what amendments the Administration will sponsor to Child Bride, Husband Want Left Alone; Will Be Happy, They Assert PICCOLO PLAYER LISTENS TO RADIO WHILE IDS OWN ORCHESTRA WAITS FOR HIM WASHINGTON, Fc-b. 13.--Piccolo Player James, Arcaro of the National Symphony Orchestra pulled up a comfortable chnir to his ladio at 3 P. M yesteiday and prepared to listen to the New York Philharmonic Orchestin's weekly bioadcast concert. While lie listened to a piano concerto by Raehmnrtinoll from New Yoik, h.s own oichescra in Constitution Hall was playing Berlioz' "Le Carnival Homain." The second nunibei on the Washington orchestra's program was Tschaikov, sky's "Francesca da Rimini' 1 fantasy, the score for which cails for Ihrce flutes. Arcaro plays the third flute in the orchestra "when necessary. Noting Aiuiro's absence, Conduc- toi Dr. Hans Kindler delayed playing of the second number 10 minutes, while the BT members of. the orchestra and audie/ice waited. Arcaro was readied by telephone. He thought the concert was scheduled for the evening. Clinton Couple Plan on Building New Home, Raising Family. GASOLINE WASHER IS ONE BIG HOPE Iron and Steel Institute, addressed ! "I am convinced that the American the mining er.gineets at their 150th meeting which opened today with an Marine Airways Plane Forced Down in Alaska tendance in the local schools yester- i estimated attendance of 2,400. day. The report reached a total of 3,823 which includes three schools which are not actually in the district but wnich are sharing in the attendance campaign. The Trinity Lutheran Sunday School leads other local schools with an attendance yesterday of 461. The complete list follows: Trinity Lutheran, 461. First Methodist Protestant, 413. First Methodist Episcopal, 380. First United Brethren, 361. First Baptist, 308. First Presbyterian, 225. Evangelical, 223. First Uited Presbyterian, J97. First Christian, 187. Church of the Biethren. 104. Greenwood Methodist Episcopal, 94. St. John's Lutheran, 86. Trinity Reformed, 61. Payne A. M. E., 50. Union Baptist, 45. Punbar Methodist x'rotestant, 293. Vanderbilt Christian, 123. Pennsville Evangelical, 112. people weaiy, in fad, already are weary of false doctrines and unsound experiments," he said. chir.i. Cardinal Mamag Cardinal Maglione, Cardinal Massimi, president c - the committee for oriental codification, and Cardinal Piazza. It was emphasized that all lists were purely speculative. Speaker Dies on Rostrum. GREENSBURG, Fcb. 13.--Richaid S. Robinson, 53, of Irwm, died Sunday morning while'making an address in Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh. Children Picket Mother for Dog; It Gets to Stay Jewish Refugee Memorandum Made Public moderate provisions of the revised ; act and ' By WALLACE CARROLL United Press Staff Correspondent. LONDON. Fe District Phalanx Holds Quarterly Conference Here Connellsville was host Sunday afternoon to the Southwest district of the Phalanx Fraternity, which held its quarterly conference at the Y. M. C. A., with 50 representatives in attendance from Johnstown, Wilmerding, Seoltdale, Canonsburg, Uniontown and Connellsville, VanDyke Humbert of Beta Chapter presided. Rev. Merrill L. Cadwcll of the Christian Church led the devotional period. After business there were talks by Virgil Havens, engineer-missionary for the Christian Church in the Congo region of Africa, R. J. Duke of Canonsburg, district secretary, and Rev. Frank W. Stevens of the Central Presbyterian Church at Canonsburg. Supper was served at the Y. M. C. A. JUNEAU, Alaska, Feb. ]3.--Ships and airplanes searched the icy wastes Stephens Passage today for a Marine Airways pontoon plane, forced down by a storm with six persons aboard. Veteran pilots said there was one chance in 10 that any of the six survived. The plane, piloted by Lon Cope, noted for his rescue flights, was last heard from about noon yesterday when 15 miles south of here. It was making a scheduled flight of 274 miles from Ketchikan, Alaska. There were five passengers aboard, all men. Cope radioed the Maiine Airways base here that ice was forming heavily on his single-engined cabin plane and that it was forcing him into the tossing waters of the passage. After that was silence. The Coast Guard-jmmediately dispatched the cutter Halda -to the scene. Alex Holden, pilot and agent of Marine Airways, made two unsuccessful searches during the daylight. He continued to fly during the night, : the hope that the mising plane had reached a beach, 01, if it had ridden out the storm, would send up signal flares which the planes carry for emergency. He saw nothing. By United Press. NEW YORK, Fcb. 13 --Mrs. Fanny Fisher decided today that to halt a family picket line she would have to put?up with Queenie, a seven-weeks- old fox terrier. Mrb. Fisher yefetorday decreed that Quccnie must go. Shortly afterward, she saw a ciowd outside her window. On the sidewalk marched her son, llaney, 12, and her daughter, Sally, three. They bore homemade sandwich signs which read: "I am on strike because my mother wants to throw out my dog." Between them walked Queenie, her sign said, "I don't want to go away." Mrs. Fishei held out until Haney brought in a petition signed by 42 bystanders. It read: "My dear Mrs. Fisher. This petition was made because you refused to let a poor boy have a ciog." workmen's compensation other labor laws written by the pi e- ceding Democratic regime of George H. Earle. 5 Adoption of policy toward the $61,000,000 South Penn "super-higli- way'' under construction between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, the By- j pa ~" t o ' £ " th ~" berry plnn for State acquisition of city-county mental hospitals and some $6.000,000 worth of uncompleted projects in the State Authority's huge construction program. 6. Agreement on a workable legislative program to rehabilitate the ailing anthracite industry. Consideration of the latter subject probably will be delayed until after the Governor confers here Friday w,th haid-coal mine operators. The Republican committee'nen expect to confer with their Democratic colleagues on problems of state to iron out major differences in the Administration's legislative program 13.--George S. Rublee. American director of refugee work, submitted to an inter-governmental committee of 32 nations today a memorandum, drawn up by agreement with the German government on the future of German Jews. It was understood before bills embodying are introduced in the its policies House and Senate. G. O. P. leadership expects to foiestall in that way protracted debate which otherwibe probably would delay passage of the proposals. Falls on Glass. Frank Morrison, of Ohiop3'le, fell on a piece of glass, suffering severe laceration of his left hand. He was taken to Connellsville State I Hospital. Clicking Heels Disturb Veteran; Woman's Husband Dies of Stabs Leaders of State Business, Industry To Meet Thursday HAHR1SBURG. Feb. 13.--Repve r sentativcs ol Penusylvama business and industry wiU meet Thuzsday to map out a program lor "more jobs-less relief." The State Chamber of Commerce announced that it had icsponses from business throughout the State to its invitation to participate in he cilani- ber's 22nd annual meeting. The meeting will be the first gathering of business in general since Governor Arthur H, James served notice in his inaugural address that Many Republican Dinners Tonight NEW YORK, Feb. 13.--Former President Herbert Hoover will keynote National Republican observance of Lincoln Day tonight when the palry's annual Lincoln dinners point a resurgent G. O. P. toward "victory through unity m 1940." Lincoln dinners in every state will tune in on the radio broadcast of the dinner of the National Republican Club here. Paity leaders, encouraged by Democratic internal dissension and by the Republican election victories in 1938, said the oflair would, be the most hopeful and one oE the most impoi'tfint in many years. Fifteen hundred persons had made reservations, at S25 a plate, for the dinner in the grand ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria to hear Mr. Hoover, National Committee Chairman John D. M. Hamilton and fn c Republican governors elected last tall set Republican sails for a National victory in 1940. Host and honorary chairman will be District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey, wnose November defeat for the New York governorship failed to Have No Designs On Hainan Island Japs Tell French TOKYO, Feb. 13.--Foreign Minister Hachiro Arita has assured French Ambassador Arsene Henry that Japan has no territorial designs on Hainan Island, off the South China coast, and intends to occupy it only so long as is militarily necessary, the foreign office said today. Henry visited the foreign office by order of his government to inquire about the Japanese occupation because the island lies oft French Indo- China. that the first dum envisaged the emigration of 150,000 to 200,000 able-bodied Geiman Jews, who would fiiidnce the emigration of their dependents and iclaUvcs as soon as they establifched themselves abroad and were earning money. The second part was said to contain assurances from the German government of better treatment for Jews awaiting their turn to emigrate. In. the third part, the memorandum was said to indicate that Germany could not peimit Jews to take abroad any more pioperty than under present restrictions. However, it was said to propose a dust .fund of Jewish money in Germany, on which emigrating Jews could draw for a proportion of their wealth (1) for transportation to countries of settlement insofar as the charges could be payi in marks, and (2) for equipment and machinery which tney would require in their new homes. Eublce reported fully to the committee, of wh,ch the United States and all other American republics are members, on the long negotiations he conducted at Berlin. He reported last night to a guiding sub-committee of which the United States, Great Britain, France, - the Netherlands, Brazil and Argentina are members. Luzerne Teachers Must Take Tuberculin Test Mountain folks have united with the child-bride of. Clinton and her husband of nearly twice her age in their resentment against "outside interference." A "hands off" policy is being demanded, while James Kent and his cradle bride of 13 are battling their way from under a burden of publicity in an effort to be as happy as newlyweds should be. Sentiment of the in-laws is 1 reflected in their own statements. "Why make more trouble, for them?" asked Mrs. John Kent, mother-in-law of Vet-da. "We are well satisfied with our little daughter-in- law. Of course, they aren't well fixed now but they will be. They'll get along better than a lot of city folk and they'll soon have then- own home, too--that's more than a lot of 'outsiders' will be able to say." "Of course they're young but they haven't made a mistake," declared Mrs. Inez Rosg Grant, mother of the youthful Mrs. Kent. "They'll get along all right if other people let them alone. We're going to help them all we can." To. prove that they are going to aid the newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Kent have given the pair one-fourth of their 100-acre farm on which to construct a home. Verda and Jimmy expect to raise a family in a new two-story home to cost $175. "I am sure I can buy the lumber and have the building put up for that amount," said Jimmy. "I'll help the carpenters and that will save money." "I don't intend to remain on relief,"' he added. "I am going to get job and then up will go the new home and we'll be as happy as the most of 'em." Raising a family in the two-room home didn't seem to be an impossibility when Jimmy pointed out that his dad's family of 13 are getting along well in a three-room cabin. And a gasoline operated washing machine also is one of the dreams of the couple. "She uses the washboanl now but we're planning on a washing machine," assured the young husband. ·The pretty child bride permitted her husband to do most of the talking (o reporters as she cuddled near him. She displayed verbal resentment at the implication of a "one-room shack" to their home. "Why do 1 they call it a shack when t is home to us?" she asked. "I can't tell you how happy I was :o find it, after we were married." Pointing to the surroundings she 9 0 0 S t u d e n t s March to Safety As Schoo! Burns industry must take an active part in I remove him as a contender for the Bv United Press. VERSAILLES, Pa., Feb. 13.--Dis- worker, fatally during an argument which Black started because Mrs turbed by the clicking of'high hoels Bernice Brady. 21, had disturbed him m the hiill outside his room, a Ver- with the sound of her high heels in sallies war veteran started an argu- the hall. ment \\hich ended in the fatal Staobed with a butcher kmte in stabbing of J young husband who defended lus wife. Police charged that John E. Black, to McKeesport Hospital wr.ere he 55, slabbed Harry Brady, 25, a \VPA died the back and chest, Brady staggered to a phybiL'ian's uflico. He was taken reducing unemployment if the relief cost reductions that presuppose tax cuts arc to be effected. The Governor md members of hib Cabinet have been invited to attend the conferences ar.d further discuss the program with the xepresentatives of business. Shrieks Save Purse. UNIONTOWN, Feb. 13. Loud shrieks of Miss Mary Novak of Connellsville street saved her purse Saturday night as she was walking home A man attempted to grab her hand bag but he missed. Fearing fuither attack, the woman cried for help and the man Ued. party's 1940. piesidential nomination The Weather Increasing cloudiness tonight, warmer in east and soutn portjons; Tuesday rain in south and rain snow in north portion, colder All Luzeine township school district teachers will be required to take the tuberculin tests, providing a report to the directorate by February 24. The board's resolution provides that not only those who failed to have a test run when examinations were made of township school children zecently but also those who had a positive reaction and who failed to have an X-ray. The board also voted to close the school building to any activity other than school purposes after June 1. This will not affect citzenship or mining school classes. BELLEFONTE, Feb. 13.--Nine hundred Bellefonte High School students marched to safety today only a short time before fire demolished the school structure recently assessed at $150,000. Tho blaze started in the boiler room, and the names mushroomed up through the school ventilating sys- X'm so swiftly thai; the students were unable to bring out their coats anc iats. The tire left only the four walls Three Injured In Motor Wreck Three persons were injured, none seriously, in a two-car collision early Sunday near the skating rink at Hillcrest. State Motor Peace said the care were operated by William Finn, 17, of Lincoln avenue, and Raymond noithwest portion is the noon weather' Koooser, 35, of Connellsvllle, R. D., forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Record. 1939 'Maximum . . . _ 4G Minimum ........ - 26 Mean - 38 1938 72 both of whom suffered lacerations of the face. Bernice Grtien of Dawson, riding with Finn, was cut and bruised Police said damage to the t\vo automoJiles approximated S450. standing after hour.. raging less than an added lather indignantly, "You see 't isn't a one-room shack. It.nas two :oomS; And there isn't any store- box furniture." Jn one room are two kitchen chairs, a table, oil stove and a home-made corner cupboard. The floor is bare. A clock, which has seen better days and kitchen utensils adorn the walls. - On the other side.of the partition is a double, .iron bed with .several covers and .pillows nicely placed oh a mattress. A washtub is squeezed between the foot of the bed and the wall. Two old automobile seats have been so placed as to provide a davenport. Just as reporters were preparing to leave an order of provisions was delivered. The absence of bread was noticed. "Where is the bread?" asked a visitor. "Don't think for a second that we eat store bread, Verda bakes ours," quickly interjected Jimmy as Verda smiled approval. "Tell them to leave us alone down there and we'll mind our own business and be happy in doing it," shouted Jimmy to the retreating reporters. Court Refuses To Dismiss Mines Conspiracy Count NEW YORK, Fcb. 13.--Judge Chaile» C. Knott, Jr., today refused U. dismibs the lottery conspiracy charges against James J. Hmes and ordered the second trial of the white- haired Tammany district leader to be resumed. Piffsburgher Sets New Flying Record PITTSBURGH, Feb. 13._pn o t Al Litztenberger, of Pittsburgh, today claimed an unofficial flying record between Los Angeles and Pittsburgh as he flew a plane between the two cities in eight hours and 28 minutes. A stop was made at Kansas City where he refuled. Scheduled airliners require approximately 12 hours £01 the flight. Confluence Man's Auto Upsets Second Time in identical Spot CONFLUENCE, Feb. 13.--A. L. Bird of Confluence, who several weeks ago escaped injury when his small pick-up truck was wrecked near Listonburg, had a second close call \vhon his vehicle was wrecked at the same place as it hit an ice spot, skidded and turned over on its side, Mr. and Mrs. Bird were enroute to Scottdale to visit their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Peterson, and had gone about six miles when the mishap occurred. Both escaped hurls.

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