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LAST E DITION The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. PRICE 2= VOL,. 36, NO. 75. Tho Weekly Courier. Founded July 17, 1879 i Tho Dally Courier, Founded November 10. 1D02. Mcrrcd July 18. «K3 CONNELLSVIL-LE, PA.. TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 1, 1038. TEN PAGES. B R I T I S H FREIGHTER SUB VICTIM Spanish Loyalists Blame Act on Nationalist Pirate. ADMIRALTY IS SILENT BARCELONA, Feb. 1. -- Three British subjects and a Swedish officer of the Spanish non-intervention committee perished when a sub- mar'ne sank the little British steamship Endymion, 16 miles oft the east coast of Spain, the loyalist government asserted today. Attacked 16 miles south ol Cape Tirtoso, the 887-ton ship sank within four minutes, it was asserted, and earned 11 o£ the IS persons aboard her to death. Among the missing, it was said, were the steamship's captain, his wife, the second engineer --all British--and a Swedish agent of the non-intervention committee which socks to keep war munitions o£ participating governments from Spanish ports. The official version was that the submarine was a nationalist one. A defense ministry communique quoted the commander o£ the loyalist naval base at Cartagena, on the cast coast, as reporting that a nationalist submarine attacked and torpedoed the Endymion at 7:20 A. M. yesterday 16 miles south o£ Cape Tinoso, which is 10 miles southwest of Cartagena. "The merchantman was legally sailing with 1,700 tons of coal for Cartagena," said the communique. The Endymion was owned by the Verano Steamship Company of Gibraltar. It was built in 1309. LONDON, Feb. 1^--The admiralty confirmed without comment today that the British steamship Endymion had been sunk off the Spanish coast. LONDON, Feb. 1.--Britain's naval patrol of the Mediterranean will be Increased because of the torpedoing of the British steamer Endymion ofl the east coats of Spain, Alfred Duff Cooper, first lord of the admiralty, Informed the House ol Commons today. Even as Duff Cooper spoke, four British destroytrs were searching ihe waters where the torpedoing occurred for the "pirate" submarine, which the Spanish emboss? in London declared to have been Italian. By coincidence, 40 warships of the home fleet were cnroute to the Mediterranean, led by the flagship Nelson, one of the world's largest capital ships. They left Portland on Saturday for Gibraltar. Child Beaten by Woman Mayor Younkin Asks New Trial In Damage Suit UNIONTOWN, Feb. 1.--Arguments in the $25,000 damage suit filed against Mayor Ira D. Younkin of Connellsville lor the death ol J. L. Evans, former mayor, were heard this morning before Judge Carl E, Gibson ot Washington county. Suit had been brought by the widow to recover damages from the Younkin Wholesale Produce Company. A Jury returned lor the plaintiff in the sum of $2,000 and Younkin is asking a new trial. It was claimed injuries received by Evans in a fall at the produce company plant contributed to Evans death. Hospital Patient. Flay Goodwin ol Lcmont was admitted to Connellsville Hospital for treatment. Just Off the Wire By United Prett. WASHINGTON, Feb. 1.--Admiral William O. Leahy, chief of naval operations, told the House Naval Affairs Committee today that Japan Is reported to be building battleships "very much larger" than the 35,000- ton limit set in the London naval treaty. WASHINGTON, Feb. 1.--Leaders of the United Automobile Workers Union today urged President Roosevelt that $130,000,000 be appropriated for Michigan relief to avoid "mass starvation and mass misery." HARRISBURG, Feb. 1.--Governor George H. JEarle said today that he would support only candidates who \%erc "honest and liberal" for Democratic nomination for offices to be filled In the November elections. WASHINGTON, Feb. 1.--Representative Patrick lioland, D., Fa., (oday appealed to President Roosevelt for administration support for his bill providing a one-cenl-pcr- cillon tax on all fuel oil which he said Mould brinjr in an annual revenue of $168,000,000 and incidentally stimulate the demand for coal. Boland was accompanied to the White Koine by Senator Joseph Guffey, Democrat, an it Representative J., Harold Flannerr. Democrat, Pa. 1MT J.EW YORK, N. J , Feb. 1.--Dcllant, Mrs. Helen Hurbanis, fat 38-year old housewife, was in jail today awaiting grand jury action after her arraignment on a charge of having beaten brutally a two-year-old girl entrusted to her care. "Try nnd get it." the muscular woman screamed when Acting Recorder Louis L Flaum fivcd bail at $5,000. They were the only words she uttered. She had no attorney. Her husband was present, but said nothing "Tliis case is probably the most outrageous Incident ot brutality upon children that has ever come to public notice." Flaum declared Mrs. Hurbanls uas accused of ha\ms pulled the bjby'j hnir out by the roots, and of having cut its lips and bruised its bod)- from head to foot. Known only ai Anna, the baby was left in air* Hur- bams' care by its unwed mother last Labor Day. NURSES ORDERED TO KEEP , QUINS QUIET AND IN BED; JUST HOW? THEY QUESTION CALLANDER, Ont, Feb. 1.--Under orders to keep the Dionne quintuplets "in bed and quiet," nurses at the Dafoe Hospital racked their brains today for a formula that would enable them to obey orders. The girls were suffering from "mild upper respiratory infections," common colds, and will have to remain in bed at least until the end of this week. Wagner Act Lets Labor Run Wild, Girdler Asserts By United Preis CHAPEL KILL, N. C , Feb. 1.-The Wagner act "comes dangerously near legislating the country into industrial warfare," Tom Girdler, chairman of the board of Republic Steel Corporation nnd outspoken opponent of tr-P Committee for Industrial Organization said here last night. Under tlw act, he said, industry and the Nation have had to contend with 'laoor Icaitenhip running wild.' Girdler spoke buforc the Carolina Political Umon, a' non-partisan organization of University of North Carolina students. He listed four points on which he said any enduring peace between capital and labor must be based: 1. Recognition of the princ pie of collective bargaining. 2. Hlcogmtion of the right ot em- ployes to join or to reject any organization without coercion from any source. 3. Recognition that cooperation between workers and management, and understanding of each other's problems are essential. 4. Legislation to protect the rights of both employes and employer. Girdler emphasised the necessity of regulating union activity. He said it was because of the "irresponsible 1 leadership of the CIO that he refused to sign a union contract in the "Little Steel" strike last year. Rush Holt Brands Lewis as Nation's ' No. \ Racketeer By United Press. WASHINGTON, Feb. 1.--Senator Rush D. Holt, D, W. Va., today called Chairman John L. Lewis oJ the Committee for Industrial Organization America's "Number I racketeer." His statement was an answer to an attack by the United Mine Workers union convention. 'I have been complimented by the action of the United Mine Workers officeholders convention," Holt said. "I am proud to say that it is recognized that I nm not under the control of America's Number 1 racketeer. ALLEGED KIDNAPER OP ROSS IND5CTED CHICAGO, Feb. 1.--A Federal grand jury indicted John Henry Seadlund on charges of kidnaping the late Charles S. Ross and "doing bodily harm" to him. The indictment, returned before Judge Philip L. Sullivan, contained t\vo counts, conviction upon which carries the death penalty, provided it s recommended by a trial jury. No jail was set by the court. Traffic Deaths Reach New All-Time High By United Press CHICAGO, Feb. 1.--Traffic deaths In 1937 reached a new all-time high of 39,700, the National Safety Council announced today. The council report showed that 106,000 persons were killed accidentally, 375,000 were injured permanently, and 8.·100.000 were injured temporarily In the United States during 1937. The total of accidental death? from all causes dropped to 106,000 from 110,248, but the 39,700 traffic deaths were an Increase of four per cent over the 38,089 who were killed in 1936. Cost ol the accident toll was estimated by the safety council at $3,700,000,000. The council reported that the reduction of four per cent m the Continued on Page Six. Senator Borah Warns Against Reported Pact By United Prcw* WASHINGTON, Feb. L--Senator William E. Borah, Republican, Ida, interrupted a momentous Senate debate on foreign policy today to warn the Administration against repetition of "the very things that brought on the World War" The veteran Idahoan, former chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, pointed with concern to re- c-nt statements and events in both Great Britain and the United States which he said gave other nations tho impression that there was a tacit alliance or understanding between the two countries. Western Pennsylvania Shivers in icy Grip Of Another Cold Wave By United Prcsa PITTSBURGH, Feb. 1 --A new cold wave, the second within a week, held Western Pennsylvania in an icy grip today. The frigid blasts that swept in on the district from the Canadian Northwest plunged temperatures into th; sub-zero strata in some section. Highways were icy in spots and motorists were warned to travel cautiously. At Kane, the "winter capita 1 ," the mercury dropped to five bc.ow early this morning. Indications weie that the temperature \vould decline oven further before warmer weather strikes the district some time tomorrow. New Latrobc Head. LATROBE, Feb. 1 --Miss Ruth -ort has been named superintendent of L,\trobe Hospital, becoming the first local nurse chosen She had been acting in that capacity for several months. She had been supervisor of the training school here. Alex Hood Unimproved. There was no imptovcment today in the condition of Alex B. Hood, who is ill at his home in Isabella road. Mr. Hood is vice-president of the Second National Bank. Tracks of Lost Child Disappear Where They Meet Mountain Lion's By United Prew. COVtLO, Calif , Tcb 1 --Indian tracker^ and mnnhunting dogs wore employed today in the search for four-ycat-old Teddy Thompson, who had hope tor Ttddy. The cougars rarely attack n human* he said. "The deer and other fi tmc are down belo\\ snow line now and the strayed from home into the n i c u n - , !Ion«; aic not hard up for (OIA!. But tarns Siturdn nftcinoon. lca\lti£ «i trail ot bare footpunt,s thnt erased \\here they eroded those of a mountain lion In the wilderness, $ou can't oe certain of anything Killer lions that u ill attack r\n thing ha\ c been kmwn Most o! ihtm run at the tlrit There v-cre 200 in en in the search, j scent of a human or dog " including Indi ms of the For ihite nights «md two d/^ys the Round Valley rtscr\.ilum v h o \vcrc NuirUi never n.ul been remixed .Men more familiar ih.m the \\oodMnen | plodded through tho dcnte Mi»h, cc- with the mount* m trails nnd the v,.is of the xi, Ud vtntmrils iliiu frequent them The prmtt of the lion anJ the barefoot ho ran parallel foi .1 «hort way. Then lh«* met nnd th" bov's tr.dl ended The lion trucks continued ir- cav.ion.4U firing a Run 01 cjilhnt* the bo's name Thioe packs of varmint dotfs were used, mUudmg n p ck of Dobcrmtm I'jnschrrs from Kolsom Prison trained to tollov the Kuman scent At intor\ i the %\rre to the \uUicmexs Deputy ShcntT C Ct\cn Tedd clothes to ^rncll. but j bund.ty nicht't r.iinitorms had stilled Loxcll !till i Continued on P.-iRC Six. Billion and Half Will Be Required For WPA Projects I)j Unllrd I'ros WASHINGTON. Feb. 1 -- Works Progress Administration oflici »lf» today prepared v.ork-rt.he£ estimates for the 1939 fbia! j c i r which w e r e vxpecttd to call tor an appropriation of at IcaM 51,500.000,000 Data being prrj)art.-d for President Hooscvelt indicated thit a reduction in relief during the next year will be impos*ible unU^ there ii a h,irp upturn in buMnew next summer. The Pre dent, in his January budget message to Congress, nid he hoped to hold the 1939 relief appropriation to $1 ,,000 000 000. If he fol- iov.s expected \STA recommendations the budget would be another $500,000,000 out ot balince Br'cr Groundhog To Look for His Shadow Tomorrow 'MIRACLE" BABE HAS FIGHT AHEAD ! \Vcdntsd *y is Kcbruarj 2-I ho*; d.ij. · And ll c ttory ROTS jf the (j;ruundho£ conic:* out and M.^ hl Nh idov. uo'll s*-t MX wi-« Jut more of \ \ m U r If h^ i^tls to MI* it, apr.rij; ( W i l l bt* just around the corner Mine W o r k e r s Endorse Kennedy ,For G o v e r n o r Mrs. Keirsted Hunts Records; Case Delayed UNION'TOWN, Xeb 1. -- After hours of delving into records that still remain in a secret hiding plucc, Mrs Frances S Keirsted was reported this morning to have unearthed numerous additional memoranda and papers expected to substantiate allegations made at the current hearing into alleged shortages on the 1933 and 1934 tax duplicates. She spent hours after court adjourned Monday poring o\cr endless piles of papers still in her possession. She worked Irt-n J-lc Monday until JO 30 P. M., whc..i she was returned to quarters in the county jail by her counsel. Attorney Wade K. Newell, into whose custody she had been released by Judge II. S. Dumbauld. At 9 o'clock this morning she left the jail to continue examination of the papers. Testimony will be resumed at 1 30 o'clock this afternoon. The session will continue to relate to the 1034 tax duplicate, but, tomorrow, when former Treasurer Thomas R. Aubrey is called, will revert back to unfinished business concerning the 1933 duplicate. American Surely Company representatives aver that if the court finally admits the two checks in question--one for $10,078.73 and the other, $5,08867--together with other evidence to be presented, figures will show Mrs Keirsted ' is overpaid approximately $12,000 to $14,000 on her 1933 duplicate " She was sentenced to a term of two to four years in Allegheny county workhouse by ex-Judge Thomas H. Hudson following conviction by a jury of one count of tax embezzlement m the amount of approximately $48,000 on the 3934 tax duplicate. Prior to imposition of this sentence, Mrs. Kuirsted served one year in county jail, ab»o imposed by Judge Hudson on i contempt of court charge growing out o£ hei refusal to turn over her "missing" tax iccoids. The 12 months were not cicdited on her workhouse sentence. ^ WASHINGTON. Tcb 1 -- rrc^um- 1 ably urfied to do o bv John L Lewi*, the Unittd Mine WorVtr^ con\cntjon c*tcrclfly ndopl*xi n r^nolutitjn endorsing laeutcnant Governor Thom- .t^ Kennedy for the Democr itic nom- imlion for Goiemor of Ptnn^jKania Tin. action V.A* taV.rn uhile Senator Joseph X. Guffey and Dtmocrallc SUte Ch ilrmnn Da\td L C^iv rcnce wt on the platform. Kenned refused to decto-e himself a candidate after the adoption ot the resolution I "Iiisof tr as 1 nm personally concerned.' he njid. "I .im obhK^ted to labor first and the volution to this, situation \\ ill be found on t*i it ha513 " "J am making no announcements, or commitments, except to say that I will trj* to do in PcnnryKomn uhat \^ill 1« for the bc;t interests of labor." For several months Guftcy and Laurence have dodged the Uemnnd of Levels that Kennedy, who ib secretary-treasurer of the United Aline Workers, bo the next Governor of Pennsylvania WASHINGTON, Feb 1.--Pennsylvania Democratic je^dcri conferred with officials of the United Mine 'Workers Union la:»t night 10 discuss platform issues for the impending State and congressional elections. David L. Lavaence, Pennsylvania State Democratic chairman, sa d, however, that there was no discussion of possible candidates The UMWA claims approximately 250,000 members in Pennsylvania. OHIO HUMORIST WILL ENTERTAIN KIWANIS CLUB Michael P. Giady, humorist, of Canton, Ohio, will entertain mem- iwrs of the Kiwanis Club at the weekly meeting at noon tomorrow. An employe of the Pennsylvania Railroad Mr Grady was obtained through, R. E. Wilhcum, local agent. The Weather Ir. Raymond Umber and baby Kovatch Spcclil 10 The Courier. UNIONTOWN, Feb. 1.--Cheated ivhcn It struck Mrs. Helen Kovach e.iriy Saturday morning, 10 minutes before .1 girl baby wa* born, death continues to hover nround the incubator holding tho infant. Although tho "miracle" baby ap- r* ared to bo wmewhat improved follow, ing n npim-- tapping operation, Dr. Raymond Limber is ' standing by" ready to KUC the tmy little girl all aid Known to medical science. The tipping of the spine, which produced a yellowish fluid initcad of tho ordinary white, indicated ccre- hemorrhage. Dr. Limber asserted Preparations arc being made for a similar operation if that becomes necessary. Tapping of the spine sent the bibc's temperature from 104 to almost normal, considered an excellent indication ot results. The infant still faces a battle against de ilh, with physicians heartened Romewhit over the drop in temperature Louis Kovich, the father, and one of his daughters visited the hospital last night and saw the Infant for the llrst time. The child, the 13th m the family, wai delivered 10 minutes after the mother died and doctors worked 45 minutes to kindle the spark of life. Wright Says He Went Info "White Flame of Rage," Then Shot Two By United Press LOS ANGELES, Feb J.--Paul A. Wright, 39-year-old aviation executive, told a jury of nine men and three women .how he went into a "white flame of rage" and shot his wife, Evelyn, 28, and his best friend, John Kimmel, 35, when, he found them in a compromising situation in the Wright home last November 9. Five hundred persons jajmmed the courttoom of Judge Ingall Bull and milled about the coindors as the slight, dark-haired foimcr president of the city's largest airport testified. Wright wore a dark blue suit, white shirt and dark blue tie. Fair and continued cold tonight, Wednesday fan with slowly rising temperature is the noon weather forecast foi Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Record. 1938 1337 Maximum 32 54 Minimum 17 30 Mean 2" 4J Lenhart Groundhog Takes "Preview" of Conditions; Ducks Tomorrow is groundhog day but the woodchuck owned by H L Lenhart of 204 Davidson avenue got a preview of the Clements, making its first appearance Monday evening The seven-year-old pet, kept in a bairel m a garage, stuck its head through the straw for a peep at the outside world and then ducked bjck in. Br'er Groundhog will be watched with interest tomorrow to sec if he'll Uke a gander at his shadow--if there's any Davlilsvlllc Woman Dies. SOMERSET, Feb. 1.--Mis Lizzie Ann Blough, 52, widow of Daniel Blough, died Satuiday night at hen home near Dovidsvillc. She leaves I T son, t h i r c hi others and two sisters Measles Epidemic Serious; 22,000 During January Sceclal to Tho Courier. HAKRISBURG, Fob L--The most widespread measles epidemic in several decades was predicted for Pennsylvania today as the number of cases recorded topped the 1923 peak and the flow of quarantine reports to the State Health Department steadily increased. -Cases o£ the eruptive disease reported during January numbered 22,226, compared to the previous peak o£ 20,000 cases during the epidemic 15 yean, ago, "In previous epidemics the number of cases has steadily increased as long as the cold v;cather continued," Hcilth Secretary Edith Mac- Bnde-Dcxter said. "The current epidemic continues rrost severe in the central Pennsylvania counties. We now have extra health officers working in Lancaster, Perry, Lehigh nnd Lycoming counties and will augment these forces if conditions demand. "Every means at our command is being employed to bring the epidemic under control and we arc urging nil parents to cooperate with us in promptlj consulting a physician when their children show the first evidence of the symptoms of the disease--cold m the head, cough and watery e es " Arrested in Attempt To Deliver Moonshine Special to Tho Courier. UNIONTOWN, Feb 1 --John Hor- watl, 24, ot Mcnittstown, was jr- icstcd ejrly this morning when he attempted to deliver 25 gallons o£ moonshine at Brownsville. Office! s boxed him in, parking cars both in front and behind hjn and then raided his automobile in which were found 25 gallons of the "shine" in five-gallon cans. The young man locked himself in his car and opened it only at the insistent demands of the State and Federal agents. Killed by Auto. PITTSBURGH, Feb. 1.--Charles Longhorst, 71, of McKees Rocks, died in Ohio Valley Hospital last night of concussion of the brain suffered \\hen he was struck by an automobile Januai} 2,1. FIRST CHECKS . FOR JOBLESS GO IN MAILS Governor Presents Initial One in Harrisburg Ceremony. 130,000 WILL BEAFF Bv United Press. HARRISBURG, Feb. 1.--Cash poured today from an $85,000,000 employer-contributed Job-insurance pool to boost the purchasing power of 130,000 idle Pcnnsylvanlans who lost work through no fault of their own. Thousands of chocks, ranging from $7 50 to $15, the statutory limits of unemployment compensation grants, wore mailed from Hornsburg to homes of jobless persons who registered for work at State employment offices January 3 and continued their eligibility by re-rcportmg their status to the offices each week smca then. Check No. 1 was presented by Governor George H. Earle during ceremonies commemorating f u l l functioning of the Job-insurance law enacted by the Legislature in special session in December, 1936, according to specifications approved by the Federal Social Security Board. The act was retroactive to the extent that the State's 140,000 employers were required to contribute one per cent o£ their 1036 payrolls to the fund protecting workers against seasonal layoffs. The 1937 contribution rale was two per cent of payrolls; this year's requirement is three per cent, the maximum teed by the law. About 400,000 persons have applied for benefits but thus far 40 per cent have failed to preserve their eligibility by reporting weekly to one of the 03 State employment offices during the three-weeks waiting period that they remain, able and willing to work. Grants will average about $9.50 a week and will continue for a maximum period of 13 weeks if the recipient remains unable to find work and the employment service fails to obtain a "suitable" job for him. Illness removes eligibility for the grants as docs refusal to accept suitable employment. Th» weekly grant cannot exceed one-eighth of the regular weekly earnings of the recipient when last employed unless the fractional allowance is less than the $7.50 a week minimum provided for all cligibles. Persons formerly on the payrolls of employers who failed to contnbute to the pool are deprived of benefits. Classes exempt from the benefits by the statute include agricultural worlc- crs, domestic servants and employes of governmental sub-divisions and 'ATA. In general, employers of one or more persons are subject to the State act, although, the Federal unemployment compensation statute affects only employers of eiilht or more persons. The latter group receive a 90 per cent credit from the Federal government for contributions to tha State pool. 32 Girl Scouts Leaders Attend Training Class Thirty-two captains, lieutenants, troop committee members and local council members of Girl Scout troops met Monday evening with Miss Jeanne Christy at the first session of the training classes at the First Methodist Episcopal Church. The classes will be held every night this week at 7-30 o'clock. Troop committee members are especially urged to be present Thursday evening. On Friday badges will be discussed, The group was divided into four patrols last evening with the following leaders, Mrs. Kenneth E. Miller, Mrs. Carroll B. Fisher, Mrs. Arthur H. Ruff and Miss Minerva KefTcr. Troop plans for the different age girls were discussed. Games were played after which an open discussion, led by Miss Christy, was held by all patrols. The meeting closed with the friendship circle. Miss Christy will meet this afternoon with the training and personnel committee and other council members at the home of Mrs. Lawrence S. Elliott in 512 South Pittnburg street. Released From Jail) Second Time id Go To Cousin's Funeral Special to TBo Courier. UNIONTOWN, Feb L--For the second time within several weeks Edward Scdeis ot Iron Bridge was released from tho county jail r.n his 'honor' to attend the funeral of a cousin. This time the cousin was Charles Gadd who lost his life in on automobile accident. Seders attended the service on Sunday afternoon al Mount Pleasant.

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