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February 14, 1939

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LAST E D1TION P JE 2 The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. VOL. Zl, NO. SO. Tho Weekly Courier, Founded July 17, 1870. The Daily Courier, Founded November 10, 1902. Merged July 18. 102D. CONNELLSVILLE, PA,, TUESDAY EVENING, l'EBUUAnr M, 1939. TEN PAGES. City Tax Levy Held At 20 Mills; Solons Warn Increase Near Who's Your Valentine, Joyce't Boost Sure Next Year Unless Income Receipts Improve. BUDGET JUMPS OVER $3,000! The prevailing tax rate ol 20 mills i for city purposes.was continued for another year by Council after adoption of the 1939 budget Monday night. In approving the miilage at the current figure, councilmen expressed the hope that there would be a substantial increase in the payment of taxes during the year, otherwise a boost of one or two in the levy will be inevitable next year. The tax rate is apportioned as follows: Genera! Fund, 10 mills. Sinking Fund, six mills. Library Fund, one mill. Improvement Fund, one mill. Recreation Fund, one mill. Airport Fund, one mill. Total levy, 20 mills. Unity Assures Republican Win In 1940-Hoover By United Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 14.--The Republican party, admittedly moribund until last November, presented to the Nation today what its leadeis asserted was a "united front'* infused with "a great spirit of fight for 1940." Leaders looked back on last night's Lincoln Day celebration here, one of the largest and most militant gatherings of Republicans in years, and predicted a return to power in the next presidential election after eight lean years. Former President Herbert Hoover, who keynoted the six-hour "victory through unity parly" with the assertion that only a return to Republicanism could save the Nation from "inflation and dictatorship," expressed delight today with the re- Council adopted a budget of $98,- j artfo"n"hirwo'rds'evoked! 319.02 which is an increase of $3,413.07 over the 1938 estimated anticipated expenditures of $94,905.95. The 1939 budget was adopted as it was printed in The Courier several weeks ago in its entirely. In taking action, all councilmen agreed the percentage of tax collections must be increased this year if the property owners expect the levy to remain at the current rate or be reduced. "There can be no alternative but an increase in the tax levy next year if the collection of taxes isn't substantially increased during the current fiscal year," Younkin said as nodded in assent. Mayor Ira D. the other four "We are faced with a probable deficit at the close of the current period on the basis of the same tax levy as last year but we do want to give as much assistance as possible to those who pay their taxes. It is Council's hope the people will take cognizance of the situation and make every effort to pay their taxes so that it will not be necessary in 1940 to raise, the millage, a step that will be inevitable unless there is a marked increase in collections." The comparison of the various department's · proposed expenditures for last year and the current fiscal period follows: 1939 Public Affairs 821,21328 Accounts If Finances 14,877.95 Public Safety Streets, Public prove Parks, Public Properties Contingent Fund . Im- . 21,136.50 31.040.17 5,151.14 4,000.00 19J8 S2I.825.26 13,780.28 20,907.70 4.793.10 4.000.00 Total 598.319 02 $94,905.85 Last Loyalists Cross Frontier From Catalonia B; United Prcsa PERPIGNAN, Feb. 14.--The Span- Still stimulated by the repeated and sustained bursts of applause and cheers with which nearly 2,000 white-tied and colorfully gowned Republican men and women greeted his 3,000-word address, the party's chief spokesman said: "It was a great and enthusiastic meeting. It bodes a great spirit of fight for 1940." Party Chairman John H. D. Hamilton, on the losing end of virtually every election from 1032 until last fall, was even more jubilant. Last night he admitted that prior to last November's- Republican gains, there had been "grave doubt in the minds of many men that the Republican party "would recover from tlie disastrous defeats suffered in tne previous six years." But he turned the meeting into an occasion of happy back-slapping all around with tlie assertion that "our party successfully h a s passed through a crisis which impel iled its I very existence." j Today he felt even more certain. | "I *veiit out West last January and j visited six stales in 12 days," he said. "I never have seen as fine a spirit of unity. And that spirit was exemplified again last night. "There are men of varying degrees of viewpoints in our party--but they are expressing their views inside the party. That is the test of a Republi- an--whether he believes most of the time in the tenets and candidates of his party." The directors of R e p u b l i c a n strategy made no secret of the fact that until November, 1940, they intend to keep plugging at New Deal "extravagance," dissension within the Democratic party and that New Deal expenditure.s have not solved the problems of unemployment. Mr. Hoover, his speech larded with sarcastic references to "purges," the New Deal's "new school of budgetary magic," and what he called its "philosophy of conscious or unconscious left-wingers," told the Repub- Jicans it was their task to restore freedom, prosperity and peace to the Nation. On the flower-banked platform . with him were five new Republican ish nationalists planted their red and I governors, nearly 30 new Republican gold flag along the last section ol the representatives and senators and a Catalonian frontier today as the main, score or more of National Committee body of a "lost army" of Loyalists, its men and women from most of the ammunition exhausted, retreated into j states. France and left only straggling detachments to filter to safety through the mountains. The last members of the loyalist cabinet arrived at Madrid, leaving only Jose Giral Pereira, minister without portfolio, to maintain contact with President Manuel Azana at the Spanish embassy at Paris. Frontier reports noted movement jn the nationalist lines on the Valencia front, a f t e r a halt of seven months, and there was speculation whether the nationalists might seek to test the strength of the loyalist lines. The loyalists were surveying the outlook in central Spain, where they have an army of about 500,000 men, as the nationalists prepared lor- a new offensive if necessary. We don't know who ts Joyce Mathewa' valentine, but who wouldn t like to be? Joyce 13 one of the Hollywood starlets helping us express the spirit of St_ Valentine's Day. Feb. 14 POPE PIUS XI BURIED IN CRYPT BELOW ST. PETER'S France Withholds Its Recognition of Franco By United Press. PARIS, Feb. 14. -- The cabinet, meeting as a council of ministers under President Albert Lebrun, decided today that there will be no immediate recognition of the nationalist regime headed by General Francisco Franco in Spain. The cabinet's decision, it was 1 e- heved, was influenced by the posi- tion o£ the British, as indicated by Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain in the House of Commons yesterday. Chamberlain refused to give any assurance that immediate recognition would be accorded to .Franco. Neither did he say that it would not be given, merely refusing to take a definite stand on the situation which is "changing rapidly." Morrefl Youth, Like Corrigan, Goes Wrong Way; Misses Florida ®- 100-YEAR-OLD UNION VETERAN FETED WITH DINNER; 1,000 ATTEND By United Press. r.y t-'-.ucd !r-... VATICAN' CITY. Fell boay of Pope Piu-, Xi, . triple cofl'n. v.a^ l;ucl re u p t ijeluv* Th" H.' e.jled in a . t - r t n U y to McKEESPORT, Feb. 14. -- One- \ i^h^ tod.,v'wVtl-. the mo.,t solemn hund.-cd-year-oici William Hite, only | r i l c b nt nlr .urnn:« tne- C.Uhoiic church Union army veteran l i v m c m Me- f affords. Keesporl, was feted .vcstercl.iv by ;ip- j Behind the l,«-kvti ir.tc.-s of the proximately 1,000 citizens .ind rtucl- [ mother c h u r c h i.f tin C'.iuu-hr world. :-pl-:id '· tii'iinu-d by t'n* bl.ak '.or..! hi.ndic-d Russell Donaldson, 15, of Morrell, who had been sealed in a freight car for a week, was convalescing today in the .1. B. Thomas Hospital at Peabody, Mass., after suflering from hunger and exposure. Russell, son of Mr. and Mis. Charles E. Donaldson of Morrell, believed the freight car he boaided in Ohio would take h.m to Florida, the land of sunshine, but instead he "did u Corrigan" and lode the wrong way into the cold climes of New England. Russell had noticed a car labeled for Florida in the y.irds during the day. He hid until darkness came and then climbed into what he thought was the Florida-bound tram. When the car xvjs opened a t Peabody he asked, in a weak voice: "What Florida town is this?" Rnilroacl officials said the car had been soiled February C and that it went to Massachusetts from Uhrichs- ' villc, Ohio. Officials could not say , when the boy had boarded it, declaring it was properly sealed when it reached Peabodr. BeinK in the car since February G Russell had been without food and water for an entire week and hospital attaches said he w.is being admin- i-iterc-d food uradtuiHy. lie was suf- fc'iiriK fmrn exposum as the car had pa.svd through Mib-frecvjnK tempera- t u p s during iti week's trip from Ohio to the unloading point First Ski Jumper To Try Dangerous Jump in Hospital G. O. P. MAY F O R M U L A T E SAVINGS PLAN All-Republican Committee Considers "Time And Money Saving" Legislation. ASSEMBLY IN 17-DAY RECESS By DAVID ABHAMSON United Press Staff Correspondent. HARRISBURG, Feb. 14.--Majority leaders of the House and Senate with special all-Republican committee members organized swiftly today and rolled back sleeves to formulate an unprecedented "time and money saving" legislative program. Meeting for the flrst time with the legisJatuie in recess until February 27, the joint G. O. P. committees riveted attention on smoothing out major legislative pioblems as Governor Arthur H. James returned from I a brief week-end "vacation" to -iur- 1RON MOUNTAIN, Mich., Feb. 14. | ther deliberate on knotty financial --The first ski jumper to try the I aspects of the 1939-41 budget, world's highest artificial ski slide | Taking full advantage of the Leg- w,is in a hospital with a broken hip j islature's 17-day recess, the commit- today. Lavern Tripp, 21, lion Mountain ski expert, found that the slide was fully as dangerous as signs posted at the top said it was. Ignoring barriers on the huge, unfinished Pine Mountain slide, Tripp launched out from the high steel tower with intention of inaugurating the steep run. At a point near the take-off his skis struck "stocky" ice, hurling him 80 feet skyward. He landed on his back. Governor James Suggested For ents at McKccsport High School and a downtown hotel. The celebration : drapes of commemorated his 100th birthday. I digiutari February 2, but was del.iyetl Io coincide with Lincoln's Birthday r.ncl The youth j n y t h m y to k- GREENSBURG. Feb. H.--Governs! r.or Arthur H. James w;.s suggested s a 1940 presidential candidate in . s-peech here- by James E. Isher- j u-l- '. him ' FISH AND GAME MEETING TONIGHT It was a noisy meeting, the celebrating guests--who paid $25 a plate --shouting and cheering at every opportunity, one of which came when John Jay Hopkins, chairman ol the meeting, read a message from a man who was notably absent. The absentee was ALE M. Landon of Kansas, the party's defeated presidential candidate in 1936 and its titular head. Landon sent the gathering his "best wishes" coupled with the prediction that "Republicanism is headed toward victory in 1940." Jack Benny's Trial Postponed to March 6 Get B r a n d e i s ' Seat on Bench NEW YORK, Febl 14.-- The trial of Jack Benny on smuggling charges j was put over today in Federal court until March 6. It was the second postponement of the radio and screen comedian's The Fayette County Fish and Game i hearing on charges that he smuggled Protective Association will meet this evening at 7:30 o'clock at the County Building in Uniontown. $2,131 worth of French jewelry into this country for his wife, Mary Livingstone. Could Finance War Without Knowledge of Congress, Claim Bj United Press. | R F C u n t l l Jlme 3 ( l j jg.,^ b . Jt ^^ WASHINGTON. Feb. 14.-- Senator ] poned consideiation of the olncr cx- Hobert A. Taft, O., Ohio, charged I tensions after Taft asked RFC Chair- today that loans made by the Gov- j man Jesse Jones if the export -import ' " By HARRISON SALISBURY United Press Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Feb. 14.--Administration and r-ongresMt nal quartcis today expected President RocisevclL to appoint a Westerner to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by Justice Louis Dcmbilz Brandeis. There w:,s no hint of White Hou.se plans Mr. Roosevelt was expected '.r fill the vacancy quickly. It will be his fourth appointment to the high court in the two yeais Mncc he advanced his Supreme Court leorganization plan. The 82-year-old B i a n d e m gave no hint of his plans for the future in the brief note to Mr. Roosevelt m which he announced his retirement after 23 years on the bench. He was the oldest justice and exceeded in ycurs of service only by Justice James C. McReynolds. Brandeis' »fnends have suggested that if he retired he would dex'ote his energies to aiding Jewish refugees from central Europe. The first Jew to sit on the high bench, Brandeis has long been intensely interested in the Zionist movement. The list of persons most prominently mentioned as possibilities lor his seat was headed by Westerners. Among those names are those o£ Justice Haiold Stephens of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, a native of Uta'i, Senator Lewis B. Schwellenbaeh, D. Wash., one of the New Deal's staunchest Senate advocates, Dean Wiley B. Rutledge, Jr., of the University of Iowa Law School, Solicitor General Robert H. Jackson and Judges Sam Bratton and Joseph Hutcheson of the U. S. Circuit bench Of these, the first three were regarded as having the best chance. Stephens was considered for the vacancy created by the death of Justice Benjamin Cardozo whicn was filled last month with the appointment ol Justice Felix Frankfurter. 'It w h . l r the c h u i c h ' Tlu ' l " Ji '' **·" w '" ljc l f i '·'·»"'· of s.iid [ . n c w i l l to IIA M l - : Pope '·'"·''' T ' u 'r.-,d«j. is 1m- f..et nine inches AmoiiR tlitm w, re UK- c n r d m n b - 'Jll. «(';;hs ,,bout 15:i pound-sand n:^ now in Koine, one of whom m.iy be', kl-rl- ".iir. blue eye* ;.nd ;· d-ir* fc-r thror.e of St.' romplcviori The- r.scht i it c.l the ,,, LMl i member;, of th- f a m i l y he f n t nd · noli.-,o fu uuld r t t u i r i home Continued on P while ;tnd 3 o'clock. Six sc-lrcted Peter Outside, tile ciov-ck w 1th bowed } e.KiK i square. The belli »f S! Pete.'f tolled j in slow, deep tones 1 Ir.MCie. the grief of the- churc-n v . a t j expressed in the. sU.idy Grc'Ron.m chant ol the h j m n s "IiiRi'^iior" .md "Quem.ido duin Desideiat,' sung by the choir. Standins behind tin.- Pipe's coflln were his relatives .tncl .ntim.ite.s of ! the pap.il house-hold t ind behind them j the c.irdmuls, neadecl by fc'UKcnio I Cardinal Pat-c.li, tempoiai head of i * tlie c h u r c h . He wore a while mnei I 8 * Ulll « d p «="- and black cape. WASHINGTON, Feb. 14.--Senator A f t e r the Vatican nolaiccs had William H. King, D., Utah, taking lead .in ,ict . flli mini; that the body i issue w i t h Scc.-rc.-Ury of Sidle Coideli rf Pius X I had been placed in the ' H u l l , declared today that he believed vcood, former State American Ley;on Cummjncjpr. ' The State does not have a Lincoln to ofl'f-r" Ishei-wood told n Lincoln dinner attended by 700 Rc- tees wasted no time in tackling a long list of tax, revenue, spending and general policy subjects to knock off rough edges before they reach House and Senate floors. From the daily conferences will spring budget-balancing suggestions as well as a harmonious legislative program designated to move major measures speedily when called for enactment." Majority leaders and James' fiscal advisers expect to complete recommendations for inclusion · in the Chief Executive's belated budget message to be delivered when the Legislature reconvenes in two weeks. When preliminary plans are completed the Republican commitees will confer with Democratic leaders in hope of eliminating "lost motion" by agreeing on immediate passage of the program. The Governor, his Cabinet and the joint committees were principally interested in the drafting of a budget to retain existing taxes and reduce expenditures $118,000,000. Energy was centered on tlie perplexing problem of determining cost of the Commonwealth's public assistance for the biennium beginning June 1. That question must be answered before the Administration can ! publicans Monday night, "but it does submit a proper budget. he k-.'i bumo, Ruisrll, j h a v e n rod-haiit-cl brrakcr boy w h o ! The relief bill during the present .loot! - ·' Courier ne v i i.cent at Monell, tend \ was born of humble paients, is rich j biennium, it was estimated, will ap- Senalor King Says Hour af Hand io Call Disarmamenl Parley m expei icnci 1 , and has brin£ order out of chaos. "Goveinor Jarnes is trying to inculcate iti the people of Pennsylvania the principles of Lincoln. And Pennsylvania v, ill present this de- courage to 1 proximate 3204,000,000 and will be responsible for a $40,000,000 to $50,000,000 deficit \vhich the G. O. P. leaders charge to the former Earle Administration. The Legislature to date has trans- cofiln, C:u dinal cuter C-ofTi i. Noble yuards The choir sany, P.uclli sealed the Father Farina Named. Rev. Albert L. Fanna, for the past four years located at Blairsville as an assistant priest, has been named pastor of Regina Coe!i Church in N o r t h s i d e , Pittsburgh, effective Thursday. He was ordained at St. Vincent in 1928. -.tood .it Eittcntion. "In Parthbum Con- iluc-Tint te Angelis," or "M.iy the knguht Curry Thee to Paradise." Next the prelates began chan'-ing the prajers of final absolution and the coffin was sprinkled with hoiy water. The eulogy was r^ad by Angehr.i Roto, valican notary. the hour \VEI.S at hund for the United States to call a disarmament conference. He believed almost all nations except Germany, Italy and Japan would -accept invitation*,, and that tho.se three could be brought into the conference later. Hull Monday night icstated his position that international conditions made this an inopportune time to attempt disaimamcnt. "In my opinion," King .said, "tne time is ripe for the calling of an mtei national conference to formulate plars for the reduction of aima- ments. When /ires are burning, it is not a proper policy to refuse to put i out the fires." I voted follower of the piinciples of Abraham Lincoln to the Nation for President in 19-10." Secretary of Welfare E. Arthur | Sweeny. GreensburR publisher, de' clared that Governor James "is determined not to raise taxes and is striving to make economy popular." He said that the major problems confronting the Administration is to continue relief on its present scale without r.iismg taxes and at the same time balance the budget. Republican State Chairman James F. Torrancc warned impatient ^Republicans eager for patronage that Democrats will be replaced by Republicans, "but it will be done in-an orderly way after careful thought and study." Dur.ng all the singing, ttiere was no accompaniment of mtihic, a sign of mourning reserved only for a Pope's funeral or the holy week ceremonies. The cardinals then filed past the coffin, each blessing the body. Many of them wei c sobbing. Msgr. Gambattista-Fcrrari lead the act of tumulation, after which the coffin was handed over to the Chapter of St. Peter's. At that moment, the papal noble guards were relieved of their duties, whu-h they will resume after a new pope has been elected. Just betore the coffin was lowered,' the prelates chanted, "Ora Pro Nob.s" , E y United Prcsb P St S ctof U1B C ° mn ""I, ""TSBURGH, Feb. 14- f eeU V e As the eomn^aehecl the ,est illg £TM' ^C^ne^X wmTM echoed 3 u T %*"''" : B TM c , dlcftus " I discontinued because ol lack o£ rev- fi * ^ p S H ^ t h B dral from the p lUsburgh Lake Er ie "uf ir ft B T G ^H f "" R a i l TM a d announced today. » i^y^ed^^ S HOWeVer ' raUr ° ad '""** ""'^ Mrs. Helen Reagan President of City Democratic Women Lake Erie to End Passenger Train Service in Area place. The bells ol St. Pelei's still tolled mournfully. Entombment of the Pope occurred tour days after his death. Many thousands of the f a i t h f u l viewed the body while it lay in state in tlie Basilica. Six more of the nine daily funeral masses are yet to be said. The Weather ernmcnt's export-import bank "may well be used to finance a Euiopean war without Congress knowing anything about it." j "I wouldn't The committee voted to extend the plied. bank had been u=ed "not as a bank- mg proposition but as an arm foreign policy." say that." Jones ve- Postmaster Confirmed. William McWill.ams of Muri-ys- - ville. Westmoicland coun'.y, was con- l"'eceded by rain in east and south firmed Monday by the u". S. Senate Potions; Wednesday pai-tly cloudy Cloudy and slightly colder tonight, ns postmaster at that place. Stork at Hospital. A daughter was born o'clock Monday afternoon 2.54 Connellsville State Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Kromer of Scottdale. and coldci is the noon weather foie- cast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Record. 1939 1938 Mdiinum 59 72 Minimum . . 4 0 4 2 Mean . 50 57 will be continued between Pittsburgh, McKeesport and Connellsville, and passenger service will continue as far as McKeesport, the announcement said. Begun in 1883, the line at first used steam engines, but since 1933 a gasoline-electric engine has been used At one time, the line operated three trains daily. Mrs. Helen Reagan was reelected president of the Women's Democratic Club Monday mghi at a meeting m the office of Attorney Arthur A. Brown. Othe- ofilceis reeiected include: Mrs. Margaret Mullin, secretary; Mrs. Lila Baker, treasurer, and Mrs. Annie Martin, Mrs. Alice Marietta and Airs. Gcoige Lcib, vice-presidents. The next meeting will be held Monday night, March 13. ferred $34,000,000 from special funds for relief needs to end of the biennium. Since Pub!.; Assistance Secretary Howard L. Russell estimated 543,000,000 will be needed to June, another $8,000,000 must be provided. The Senate has before it a House- approved bill transferring an extra $1,500,000 from the State fire insurance fund. Some encouragement over the troubled relief picture was afforded with Russell's report that assistance rolls showed the smallest increase in two months during the first week in February. The week's addition o£ 13,424: raised the total to a three-year peak of 774,588. Unioniown Miner Wins Scholarship PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14.--Hugh Gibson Graham, Pitt mining student who spent six years in the mines so he could study at school, learned today that he won't have to work while he learns anymore. Graham, of Unior-town, was awarded the National competitive scholarship presented annually by the Ladies' Auxiliary of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers. A sophomore in. the School of Mines, Graham won the scholarship bearing a grant of $400 yearly until graduation, alter he was chosen as the Pittsburgh candidate of the Auxiliary. Newsprint Made of Waste Paper Successful in Rigid Test Runs results could be determined fully. Managing Editor W. W. Forster said Dr. Hochstetter "may have a new By United Press. PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14.--Newspaper executives were enthusiastic today over the results of a test run | American industry in the making." of newsprint made from "deinked" i The Hochstetter pE.per would sell waste paper. Stronger and cheaper than standard newsprint, the new product was mao*e from old newspapers, magazines, carbon paper, poster sheets and ! nine to 11 for standard newsprint. for $30 to $35 a ton, it was said, compared to $50 to S5S for newsprint made from wood pulp scales. Its strength is rated at 13, compared to Swallows Straight Pin. Glorid Nicholson, h\ o years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Nicholson ol 566 East Francis avenue, received treatment at the Hospital after she had swallowed a straight pin Monday. Hospital Patients. Roger Haggerty of 1012 South Arch street, Nellie Habina of Dunbar, R D. 1, O. W. Mosser of Vanderbilt and Mrs. Zelma Joseph of Dawson have been admitted to Connellsville State Hospital for treatment. scraps, both slick and rough grade. The process was discovered' by Dr. F. W. Hochstetter after 15 years of experiments. He first dissolved the waste into a dirty pulp, then purified it with a chemical treatment that left it whiter than ordinary newsprint. Tests were made yesterday on the presses of three Pittsburgh newspapers. Approximately 20,000 copies of the 26-page Pittsburgh Press were run off at a speed of 35.000 an hour without a break. Mechanics were satisfied with the demonstration, but some said there were "too many loose ends" to be cleared up before the The experimental rolls were made at the Tarentum paper mills. Dr. Hochstetter estimated that the loss o£ wood fibre was about five per cent in each reclamation and his piocess would enable the using of the same paper several times. Previous attempts to reclaim paper by chemical treatment failed when the wood fibre was destroyed in the process. The tests were limited by the small supply of paper available. The small experimental pulp plant had been taxed to produce enough rolls /or the three runs.

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