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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 4

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. /."' PA'- 11 " FOUR THIS DAILY COURIER, CONNBLLSVILLE. PA. ' TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1038. lathj Okmror 1HE COURIER COMPANX James J, Driscoll . . _ _ R. A. Donpgan Walter S. Stlmmcl James M. Driscoll ______ J. Wylle Driscoll _, Publisher ___ President and General Manager _______ Secretary and Treasurer Editor .,....,_ Associate Editor . Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF rf Audit Bureau of Circulations 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 for six · months by mall if paid in advance. ·- -i. Entered as second class matter at tho Postofflce, Connellsvllle, Pa. TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 1, 1938. COUBT UPHOLDS TEACHEK XEXOKE The Supreme Court has upheld the Teacher Tenure Act. Primarily the decision makes public school teachers of the State secure in their positions sojong as they do not subject themselves to removal fon.cause. Cause; of .course, might be made to cover many, things. Notwithstanding that possibility it becomes much more difficult to remove a teacher once he or. she has signed a contract. They cannot be arbitrarily removed by board resolution. They must ' be given hearings.' The testimony would be available to the public. - There is one "feature that may be amended. The · 'law makes no provision for the retirement oit women when ' they marry. Perhaps that proposed change might not get by the Supreme Court. But the fact remains that- permitting married women to continue raises a barrier against ambitious young folks seeking entrance to the profession. Thinning the ranks by marriage is their chief hope--or · -was. It is probable amendment of the act in their interest " will be attempted." Any prohibition on all. married teachers -would work hardship on some. Thero'are ·women to whose lot it falls, .'through circumstances over which they have no control, to . .become the support of'the home, Nothing should be done to make life more' difficult for them. Exceptions can be ·" made to all rules. " Postal employes are retired on pensions after 30 years of service, or.lesser time, in event of disability. It - would be beneficial to the school system to extend this rule to teachers. The retirement requisite might even be made 25 years?" Work in the school room is a decidedly greater strain.than .that.of the postal -workers imposes. Retirement" at an earlier age would «probably be better for both . i teacher.and-pupil. SPEED THE ESSENTIAL THISG At the speed with which the President and Congress --move one -would be led to believe all is rosy in business and - Industry. Business failures, laying off thousands of em- ployes and readjustment of -working schedules to prevent further increase in the number of jobless seems to make no Impression on the White House and Congress. Everything · goes along at leisurely pace, -with even less than routine effort to speed the legislative program. If the President, a senator or a representative headed a business that was in danger of going to the wall either or all -would drop everything else in an effort to avoid personal loss. But even when emergency in- the Nation becomes tragic in its results the situation does not visibly perturb any of thorn. ' The recession, so called, began last summer. 'A special session of Congress In December failed to give tho least : ..relief. A month of the regular term has gone with nothing - 'done, save some conferences between the President and · -representatives of business and industry. The Senate permitted a three-week filibuster to hold up affairs. The --House might as well hare been similarly delayed for all it - haa accomplished. More provoking than anything that could be charged to the New Deal chieftains Is the dillydallying that has stood in the way of revival of business and industry at a season that, by reason of the added expense to all and the suffering to uncgunted thousands It entails, should see 1 every effort of government bent toward providing immediate relief. It's all right to plan long-range programs. They're fine at the right time. What ie needed now is pushing the accelerator to tho. floor to avoid worse conditions. Speed is the thing when the welfare of a nation is at stake, Just as much aa when the victim is an individual. MERGER ROBS US OF GOOD CITI/EJfS Numerous rumors as to the future of Capstan Glass Company's plant at South Connellsville are set at rest to a great extent by announcement of the transfer of the sales department to tho main plant of the parent company, the Hocking-Anchor Glass Corporation, at-Lancaster,-Ohio, and the information that the glass container industry in the country Is operating at .35 per cent of capacity. Transfer of the sales force is logical." The fact that tho industry in general is at a low ebb .-would account, for the lull at- Capstan. The regrettable thing about -"the -transfer Is that the city loses some One citizens in Samuel B. DeSterell, the sales manager, and his assistants, J."K"Dllworth, George H. Thayer and Edward M. Lawrence, and tho members of their families. Also it-works hardships on those who have acquired property here and must give it up. That, however, is the lot of officials when' mergers are effected. It Is a pleasure to learn,that G. Fred Rieraan, Capstan president, wll] remain at the head of the local concern and that he has not been- transferred; also - In his being made manager of the container division of the new corporation. REVIVAL'S TESTING TIME COMIXGT The revival campaign that held the interest of a large following of people of two participating churches and many others for two weeks is over. It drew crowds that at times overtaxed the capacity of the space available. It was of the high pressure type that brings immediate results. The testing time is ahead. The success of the campaign, or of any such revival, must be measured largely by the permanent benefit. This cannot be counted alone in the number of converts to a cause. It must be considered in the light of the number that remain steadfast, for at least a. reasonable length of time. There; is, of course, tho intangible something that is engendered, by a revival and that may be counted upon to be-more or less enduring. If the people who followed the services neglect their duties' Wednesday night, next Sunday and the mid-weeks . and Sundays to follow, nntch of the effort will have gone for naught. Church folks are a peculiar people in tills modern day. They lack much of the intense religious spirit that once characterized the work of the church. But if the hundreds who attended the services for two weeks profit by the experience others than the two congregations which brought the revivalists here should be benefited. Attendance generally should be larger in the weeks to it be? The family that Is blessed with ·uddy health, that rarely suffers from ny physical affliction often has no onccption of the troubles that beset elghbors not so happily situated. cnth ended a pathetic case when fi-s. Charles II. Bnlsloy succumbed o illness brought on four years ago y a stroke. Partially recovered, ilrs. Balsley was moved during tho t. Patrick's Day flood of 1336 when sing waters of the river threatened or home. The shock of the flood xperience was such that she had eon bedfast since, under constant are of nurses. Through It all the mile that characterized her In days f health hardly ever left her face. Often -- too often -- it becomes ne- cssary for a reporter or other of the taff of a newspaper to telephone or therwise contact the writer of a communication to decipher something arclessly written. Hasten the day hcn everything comes into the office ypowrlttcn -- double spaced. So long s news or other communications are vrittcn by hand tho writer should make sure he or she can road them (Cforo they are dispatched. In the Day's News Brief Comment un Current ISvonU Hero and There. Along with other employes ot tha United States Steel Corporation tho members of the offlce force of tho H. C. Frick Coke Company at Scottdale and white collar workers else- vhere in the region have been placec on the "share tho work" plan of reducing expenses without laying off anybody. It means they will have a mlf day a week pared from their Ime, with corresponding reduction n pay, beginning today. The list of Baltimore Ohio pensioners Is increased by the rotiremcn' of a veteran conductor on the Caplto Limited, Joseph P. Baine of Hock- wood. He has quit the service after more than 42 years with the company. The conductor on the Caplto limited enjoys the distinction many others envy. He comes In con tact with a great many national per sanagcs, royalty and others who chcose the crack train for trave! Among Mr. Same's acquaintances Ihus mnde were four Presidents-Harding, Coolidge, Hoover and Roosevelt. J, P. always made It point to converse with these notable:. Three hundred dancers participat ing in the President's Birthday Bol at Pleasant Valley Country Club In dicatcd substantial Interest in th fight against infantile paralysis. The paid a dollar apiece for the privilcg of "tripping the light fantastic." Pro ceeds go to the National Foundatio for the fight to overcome the malady If funds are needed here they will b forthcoming. Kin and friends Joined hands In making his 72nd birthday anniversary happier one for Samuel S. Clark ·upenntondent of the First Nationn Bank Building, by treating him to surprise at his homo at East Con nellsville. Not turkey, not chicken but a good old-fashioned sauerkrau dinner was served. Of course ther was the usual birthday cake. An ittook Mr. Clark some time to £ through the Rifts. Responding to the President's ap peal for a fund to relieve sufferin millions in war-ridden China, Chair man C. H. LaClair of the Fayett County Red Cross has Issued a ca for aid from Fayctto countians. Ther is hardly need for Dr. LaClair to cm phastzo the appalling condition News dispatches from the front hnv pictured them for months. They be come worsu as the Japanese war ma chine continues Its campaign of tor rorism. Checks may be made pay ablti to the American Red Cross an sent to the Fayoltu County Chapte Postoffico Building, Unlontown, One of the things In which th Izaak Walton League Is most Inter csted Is purification of »trcnm». I this area that applies principally I the elimination of mine dralnngi What l.ns been accomplished in ttu way will be related to members o Connellsvllle Chapter at the ncx mooting, Wednesday, February The speaker will be W. G. Wheele district supervisor of the work c scaling abandoned mines. They at a continuing source of pollution unt closed. Just Folks By EDGAR A. GUEST WHEN A BABY COMES Change the titles, one nnd nU, XnteM now n baby hmall. Unto wife and husband add That of mother and of dnd. lUby'K horo, nnd mercy'* Mlcos, Hni'lhe Inrner role to piny: Whnt B difference Jl maKcsl Every one of vn today Haa nn extra task to bear, And another name to wcnr, Thcro nre staters numbering four Hurrying to the bedroom door Railed to aunthood by tho tot Who Is sleeping In n cot. Those two codRers white of brow. Fathers once, are grand-jinn now! Those two mothers, flentle. true. Proudly wear their UUc* now. This wee bit ot breathing clny Made them grandmas yesterday. Here arc uncle* I Look them o'er! None of them was that before, Cut ah noon av hnby camo Each one hnd to change his name. Run (he family down tho list Not a fclnglo onu wan mlnscd Gr.indpab. grandmas on parade Uncles aunts all newly madcl Name* to earry to lifc'H close, Titles every babe bestows. Facfographs A museum for blockings will b established at Apolda, Germany where blockings have been manu facturcd lor 350 years. Gifts to U. S. municipalities fo park purposes since 3931 have to!a!« more than 313,000,000. Tokyo, Jupan, may be the mo; populous city in the world by 1938 ! present population trends continue, Your Income Tax No. 8 EXEMPTIONS ALLOWED COUPLKS MARRIED DCRINQ TAXABLE YEAtt Taxpayers should note thnt under he Revenue Act of 1030 the credit or dependents as well as the per- onal exemption la required to be roratcd where a change of status oc- urs during the taxable year, nnd hat these credits are allowable not nly for the purpose of computing ie normal tax but also the surtax. ^ fractional part of a month is to be Isregarded unless it) amounts to lore than half a mopth, in which ase it is considered a month. For example, a single man and a ingle woman who were married on uly 20, 1937, and were living to- ether on the lost day ot the taxablo ear, may file a joint return. If they Ie their return or returoi on the asis of the calendar year, they vouid be entitled to a personal ex- mption of $2,208.34, which is scven- welfths ot $1,000 for the husband vhile single, plus seven-twelfths if 1,000 for the wife while single, plu.* Ive-twoUths of ?2,500 for tho period during which they were married. If eparate returns are filed, each Is ntitled to a personal exemption of 1,105.17, which is seven-twelfths o£ $1,000, plus one-half of five-twelfths .f ?2,500. If "during the year 1937 he husband or the wife had the tatus of the head of a family prior o their marriage, he or she would be entitled to his or her pro rata hare of tha personal exemption of '2,500 allowed the head of a family or the period prior to their marriage nstead of merely that allowed a sin- Jle person. However, for the period of their marriage any exemption to which cither might bo entitled as he head of n family would be merged in the Joint personal exempt- on for that period. The Joint personal exemption allowable in the case of a couple who were married and living together during the entire year may not exceed $2,500. If a child under 8 years of age nnd dependent on the parent for suppor reaches the age of 18 years durini :he taxable year, the credit of $401 for a dependent is required to b prorated in tho same manner as tiv The Capital Whirl By International Mown Hcfvice. By Untied Press. .Irm. 1.--Tlie one question which transcends nil other business on Capitol Hill these days s: Who's the Democratic candidate 'or Governor going to bo? And in this connection the tables wore reversed on the Capitol Hill reporters, iihtcad of the scilbcs doing the interviewing, they were being sought out hill workeis from department heads down to minimum pay clerks. And the conversation usually begins with: "What do you hear' nbout tho slate?" " A possible solution to the puzzling labor phase of the slate-making situation was advanced last week from Philadelphia. There seems littlo doubt in moat observers minds that John L. Lewis, CIO chief and head of the powerful United Mine Workers of America Union, served notice on tho high command of the Democratic? State organization that organized labor expects more this year than In 1034 when Thomns Kennedy, secretary-treasurer of the UMWA, was tendered the Lieutenant Governor candidacy. Kennedy cannot succeed himself and the possibility of his gaining cither the senatorial or gubernatorial slating was extremely slight. The compromise plan, reports hold, proposed to slate Philip Murray, national director of the Steel Workers Organizing Committee' and a Lewis lieutenant, for Lieutenant Governor and promise Kennedy the appointment to (111 U. S. Senator Joseph F. Gufley's unexpired term in the Senate, If the latter should make a successful run for Governor. During the post wook numerous Continued on Page Ten. personal exemption. For example, should tho child's eighteenth birthday fall on June 30, the parent would be entitled to claim $200 credit for the dependent child--that is, one-half of $400. Tho same rulo appllc* to other dependents where a change of status occurs during tho taxable year. Today in Washington By DAVID WASHINGTON, Fab. 1,--As news comes, from various parts of tho world telling of the denial of religious liberty, something that happened recently in trje Capital of the United States reveals a striking contrast which oughtj not to go unchronlcle'd. There way hold here in Constitution, Hall a mnsf meeting 30 unusual in character that its duplication in other cities and towns of America in the not far distant future may Be expected as a matter of course. All churches--and this means every creed and denomination--Joined in the movement which has for Its object tho emphasU of "religion in our national life," The committee, composed ot mlni»ter» of religion connected with the Washington churches, grew put of a. suggestion originally made by a United States senator who onco told a clergyman that though he had been In the National Capital many years he had never been invited to attend any of the churches and that he believed many other newcomers felt the same tense ot detachment. When thousands of persons ccrno to Washington to work for the Government many feel strange to their new surroundings and do not readily form church connections. To make the newcomer realize that he is wanted--to urge him to Join some church Is the object of the "Committee on Religious Life in the Nat- Ion's Capital." Here is how the purposes are formally expressed oy the movement itself; "The committee socks to emphasize the importance o{ the state, society and individuals, of religion and church attendance; to promote the spirit of religious toleration and mutual understanding, and to aid all residents of the city in becoming related to some local church of their own choosing. It Includes in Its scope all races, creeds, parties and groups, but as over half of tha £00,000 people in tho District ot Columbia arc mainly dependent upon governmental employment for family support anc as nbout one-fifth are in Federal and iistriot sei/vice, it aivcs special at- .enticm to (he peeds of those related to tho government. "Through the cooperation of the government ofHcinIs and others, from Ivc hundred to one thqusand, personal invitations are sent each Tnonth to newcomers to use t)\o services of .he committee jn forming church connections, and it is known that mutually helpful relationships have resulted in many cases. The com- . mittoe leaves each church--using the word in the broadest sense to mean any organized body of Protestants, Catholics or Jews, or other religious group--to work in its own way and under its own leadership to accomplish the common objective, this committee merely acting as a coordinating body, doing those things that can only, or best, be done by some central agency. "It seems important Utat the forqes ot religion at the Nation's Capital should give a demonstration of their solidarity of Interest and their capacity to cooperate in promoting the cause of religion, as well as of their conviction that spiritual values are the essential basis for stability and progress. It Is especially needed at this time when in so many places the churches and religion itself arc under attack. The movement has received hearty endorsements from the President of tha United States, and rnuny other leaders In public life. The committee has also had the heartiest cooperation of the Archbishop ot Baltimore, representing Boman Catholic interests; the Washington Federation of Churches, representing Protestant interests, and the rabbis of the leading Hebrew congregations." At the mass meeting representatives of every one of these groups spoke. The new chairman for the year Is the Rev, Albert J. McCartney, minister of the Covenanter, First Presbyterian Church. The procedure of the committee is to find out through the government departments and agencies the names ot newcomers and then a card is sent to each asking that the religious group with Continued on Page Ten. On the Purchase of an Automatic HEATER Check up on your water heater now. 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