PAGE EIGHT, THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA, Â·rUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1939. Courier Classified Advertisements For Quick Results 1 and 2 Times: Per line, 9c cash; lOc charge. 1ASS1FIED AD RATES- Ads to Be Run 3 Times: Per line, 7c cash; Sc charge. Special Yearly Rates Upon Request Ads to be Run 6 Times or More: Per line, 6c cash; 7c charge. These Rates Are Based On Consecutive Insertions. There are five (5) average words to each line. "Cards of Thanks," 50c Flat Rate. Phone 12 or 13 for an kd-Taker Â· . ' ' ' Special--Your Ad Inserted U 7" Times for the (Price of Six!--Special No Ad. Is Taken for Less Than a Basis of Three (3) Lines! Announcements Card of Thanks HOMINSKY--We take this means of thanking our many friends for their kindness and sympathy extended us during the recent death of our beloved husband and father, John Hominsky. "Especially do -we ivish to thank those who sent floral ' tributes, those who furnished cars, as u-ell us all others who assisted us in any way. Mrs. Mary Hominsky and children. KUTCH--We take Uiis means oÂ£ thanking our many friends and neighbors for the kindness and sympathy extended ns during our recent sad bereavement, tile death of our beloved husband, father and brother, Mr. Joseph Kutch. Especially do we wish to thank those who so kindly furnished cars and all who donated and assisted us in anyway. Mrs. Joseph Kutch and family, and brothers. In Memoriam UN'NEY--In loving memory of our dear mother. Mrs. Mary Linney, who died four years ago today. Sadly missed by the family. Strayed, Lost, Found 10 LOST--Man's vest, Saturday morning, between Trump and Lincoln Avenues. Howard. Call 1846. LOST--Lady's black purse in Manhattan Restaurant. Saturday night. Reward. Call Wonder Bar. LOST--Pair eye glasses on South Side. Phone I340-J. LOST--Black Scottie, male. Reward. Phone 34B. Automotive Automobiles (or Sale 11 OUH SPECIAL FOR TODAY! Will Demonstrate Anytime or Anywhere! 1938 CHEVROLET TOWN SEDAN- DELUXE M O D E L , U S S D SLIGHTLY AS DEMONSTRATOR, FULLY EQUIPPED WITH SEAT COVERS, FOG LIGHTS, PANEL ELECTniC CLOCK, DELUXE STEERING WHEEL AND DELUXE RADIO. FULLY GUARANTEED 1 DOWN PAYMENT, $22358. BALANCE IN 18 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF S27.83. FIRE. THEFT AND COLLISION INSURANCE INCLUDED IN ABOVE PAYMENTS. G. M. A. C. TERMS! (The World's Best). MASON MOTOR COMPANY. CHEVROLET SALES .- SERVICE. 127 W. APPLE STREET. PHONE 105. Automotive Automobiles for Salo 11 W H I L E T H E Y L A S T 1 YOUR CHOICE! OF: SIX (6) 1934 FORD V-B DELUXE 4-DOOR SEDANS. EVERYONE IN THE VERY BEST OF CONDITION. ALL HAVE BEEN THOROUGHLY INSPECTED AND HAVE THE NEW INSPECTION TAGS ON THEM. HURRY . . . COME IN TODAY AND TAKE YOUR CHOICE. PRICE, EACH S195 The Best Of Terms. Arranged To riease You! WEST SIDE MOTOR COMPANY. YOUR FORD DEALER. W. CRAWFORD 2nd ST. PHONE WT. Open Sundays! Employment Help Wanted--Female BECOME A STVL1ST--Extend a Custorn- jr.ntic dress and suit service to the many women who need .ir.d desire It: a new unique serv.'.cc; free personal training. Intel 1!pence, refinement only essentials. Pay daily on commisi-ion arrangement. Write Box 10, care Courier. WRITE--For 15 pkys. CHAHM Perfumed Starch. Sells lOc pkg. Profit 50c. Gill- morc's. Reading, Pa. WANTED--Girl for general housework. Inquire 500 West Crawford Avenue, Phone 370. WANTED--Girl for general housework. Three in family. 404 Eliza St. Help Wanted--Male DO YOU WANT WORK?--Then nnswcr this ad. Experience not necessary. Excellent commission paid on sell ing Nationally known electric appliances. Leads furnis-hed. we train you. Steady work for live salesmen. Write, address, "Appliances," Care of Courier. Open Evenings.! Business Service Business Service Offered 18 FISHER'S UPHOLSTERY. AWNINGS. FURNITURE REPAIRS RECOVF.R1NGS PHONE D6Â« 322 SO. PITTSBURG ST. Insurance and Surety Bonds 23 INSURANCE ALL KINDS EXCEPT LIFE. FAYETTE REALTY CO. PHONE 1375. T. D. GARDNER. MCR. GOOD. DEPENDABLE TOSURANCE -All kinds. James R. LaUEhlln-- INSURANCE. Sco me (or rates. 309 First National Bank Building Phone 520. Movinsr, Trucking, Storage 25 Open Evenings! Open Sundays! FOR MOVING . . . PHONE 50. DULL'S TRANSFER . CONNELLSVTLLE. PA. "FOR BEST SERVICE I" Modcrn Storage For Household Goods. LOCAL AND LONG DISTANCE--Moving. Miller's Transfer. 152 East Crawford Avenue. Phone 183. Printing, EnBravtnn, Binding Z1 USED CAHSI SEE OUR SELECTION! E. E. VAN SCOY. INC., 259 E. CRAWFORD AVE. PHONE 243. LARGE SELECTION USED CARS BENNETT MOTOR SALES 255 E. CRAWFORD AVE. PHONE 1234. YOUGH MOTOR COMPANY. GOOD USED CABS. 321 SO. PITTSBURG ST. PHONE 8. A FEW MINUTES spent in looking over the classified ads each day will save you many hours and dollars In netting just what you want. YOU KNOW WHAT you want and a Courier Classified ad-taker can tell you bow to go about getting 1L Phone 12 or \3. LET US GIVE YOU AN E S T I M A T E ON YOUR PRINTING WORK1 Hand Bills!--Binding!--Calling CnnU! Bill Heads!--Letter Heads! For Rent Cards!--For Sale Cardsl No Trespassing SlRnd For Sale! All Work Fully Guaranteed! All At Reasonable Rates! COURIER JOB DEPARTMENT. PHONE 65. DAILY COURIER BLDG. OR PHONE RESIDENCE. 9L Professional Services ZS Financial Need Money NEED CASH--In a hurry? Wc'U lend you S30Q or less on your signature. Personal Finance Company. Phone 34. EXPERT TRUSS FITTING--Elastic Hosiery and other surgical appliances. A. A. . Clarke. PH. G. DruBCist 323 ' North Pittsburg Street. Phone 194. WHEN YOU HAVE something which you would like to sell just call, 12 or 13 for a Classified ad-taker. Your ad on this page will surely catch the eyes of interested buyers. TODAY'S CROSSWORD PUZZLE 17 37 IS 35 3 30 38 10 36 33 23 31 16 ACROSS 1--Having lobes 28--Symbol for ' 6--A bunch nickel 9--Infirm 29--Man's nick- 10--Presently name 11--Summon 30--Concluded 12--Boil slowly 32--At what 14--Woolly time T 16--One of the 33--The moon- moons of goddess Jupiter 35--Expression 17--Ejryptian of ,jis,T.p- Â£ocl proval (pi.) 10--Warblers 36--Climb 21--Hail! (Scotch) 23--Chance 37--A nobleman 24--Fearfulness 38--Squanders DOWN 1--Torn 7--The present 2--South Amer- time icon HngTils- 3--Forward 10--Â·'Vouches 12--Downcast 13--Institutions for metiical care 16-r-Persia 27--Barks 18--Greedy 31--Composition 20--Exclamation for two per- 22--Printer's formers measure 32--Sorrow 25--An ethereal 34--Born fluid (Myth,)35--Exist 26--Electrified 38--South Amer- particle ica (abbr.5 Answer lo prcviutiA puzzle tic stock 3--Beak 4--Quell 5--Symbol for tellurium C--Rest on the knees 15--Heads Merchandise Articles for Sale FOR SALE OH TRADE--Two incubators, 400 CRK capacity. Good condition. George Newcomer, R, D. 2. Cor.nclls- ville. Phone 4120-11-3. Buildings, Building Materials 53 WE CARRY--A complete line of limn for nil purposes. Stone Work. Phone 1700. Farm Equipment 55-A SEVEN INCUBATORS--For sale. Com- pacily from 50 to 600. A-l condition. Cheap to quick buyer. K. W. Hcrr.- ininRcr. R. D. 2, Ml. Pleasant. Phone. Kcoltdale. 411G-R-11. Real Estate for Sale Brokers in Real Estate R ITS A SHAME--That you cannot find a house for rent . . . but you ain't seen nothing yet. Belter buy now at preterit prices. Terms! PETER R. WEIMER, WEIMER ARCADE. Farm and Dairy Product* 55 FARMERS LET US HELP VOU MAKE SOME MONEY I HERE'S HOW--YJU can find ft market, for your farm products, your farm Implements, your dairy products, your livu stock and household goods by running a small Inexpensive ad In our Classified Section. There you will find many peopie who wont to become your customer or buyer. The rural circulation of The Dally Courier covers a larpe area and your advertisement will be read by many people who are looking for Just the things you have for sale. NOTE: All classified ads are payable in advance. You will find our rates in the above Classified Heading. Fuel. Feed, Fertilizers GOOD LUMPY -- Run of mine coal, 100 bu.. 8c delivered: 50 bu., DC delivered; 25 bu.. 12c delivered. Cash. Phone 2037 Frank Koballa. :. 1959. Ki^j Fcitura Stnili-.att. Int. GENUINE--Washington Run Coal. Low price. Wm. Dull Son. Phono 107 or call Dawson, 32G1 and OG31. Household Goods 59 FOR SA.I/E--Â· Apartment electric wnshcr, studio couch, fiat top desks, dressers. day beds, coal and gas ranges and lots of other articles at bargain prices. DULL'S STORAGE. 122 EAST PEACH STREET. PHONE 50. SEE MERVIS FURNITURE COMPANY-FOR J3ARGAINS IN FURNITURE AND STOVES. OUH PRICES ARE ALWAYS RIGHT. NORTH PITTSBUKG ET. PHONE, 2020. Wanted--To Buy 66 SAVE YOUR BIG WHITE RAGS1 THEN BRING THEM TO THE COURIER OFFICE . . , WILL PAY YOU rN CASH FOR ALL THAT YOU BRING IN ... AT 5c PER POUND. Ren! Estate for Rent Apartments and Flats and Land for Sale 83 FOR SALE--14-;icre farm, seven room house, ham. A't outbuildinps in good condition. Lots of fruit. Located on W-ooddfile and Ml. Pleasant Road above the E. Cane farm, better known as T Dawson F.irm. Call Jit farm for p a r t i c u - lars. Emerson Freed. R. 2, Box D9, Ml. Pleasant, Pa. W. CRAWFORD AVE -- Down town. A p a r t m e n t , three large, one sniall room .Kid bath. Remodeled; Inquire Anna B. Schmilz. 103 N. Arch. Call 1273-R. FOR RENT--Second floor apartment, Smutz Building, 715 Crawford Avenue, West Side. FOR RENT--Two room furnished apartment. I l l Ea.st Pnitcrson Avenue. Houses for Rent 77 FOR RENT--345 N. Pltthburg St., six rooms, bath, central location. Inquire :J53 N. PitlsburÂ£ Si. Wanted--To Rent Houses for Sale HOUSTON. AVENUE, 2iG -- Six room frame house with bath. In the very best oC condition. Immediate possession. Priced to sell at 51,500. Inquire, Paul Wagoner, 1003 West Crawford Avenue. Phone 148. FOR SALE--Six room hnusc with bath near Hospital. 52,000. FIVE ROOM HOUSE--With bath, on paved street, SC50. ROBERT N ORRIS. PHONE 505. FOR SALE--Four room cottage on Short St., Conneilsvllle, known as the Raymond Br'.erly properly. Also several other bargains. T. C. Phnlin. South Conncllsvilic. Phone 975. FOR SALE--Six room house and six acres. Just out:-ide of City Limits. WM. P. McNULTY. EAGLES BLDG. PHONE 1760. News of Tri-Tov/n Community DAWSON*, Feb. 14.--The King's Heralds of the Philip G. Cnchnm ^Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church will meet at 3:45 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the social auditorium. Missionary Society Meets, The Woman's Foreign Missionary- Society of the Philip G. Cochran Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church mot in the social auditorium with a Rood attendance. The president, Mrs. Thomas A. Charlcsworlh, was in charge. Mrs. H. K. Cameron gave a chapter nf the study book. Bliss Elizabeth Stevenson gave an interesting talk on "Life in the Kentucky Mountains." Two vocal solos were sung by Mrs. Wainwright Strickler. . S. A. L. Club Meets. Mrs. James Hopkins was hostess to the S. A. L. Club at her home Friday evening. Ten members and two guests, Mrs. W. H. Bankes nnd Miss | Ruth Sproat were present. Two new members, Mrs. Madeline Pritchard and Airs. Florence Beal were taken into the club. During the business session, n covered-dish supper v, - us planned for February 18. Five hundred was the diversion of the evening. High prize was won by Mrs. Sdith Pritchard and low by Mrs. Thelma Harbaugh. The "pig," donated by Mrs. Harbaugh, was won by Mrs. Elsie Rush. Lunch was served by the hostess, assisted by her daughter, Inn Jnne, and Mrs. Harbaugh. The next meeting will be held at the home oÂ£ Mrs. Mae Neil. Married GO Years. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Brown of Bridge street celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary February 10. Open house was held all day. In honor oÂ£ the occasion a turkey dinner was held Thursday evening. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Smith, Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Cottom, Miss Gertrude Cottom, Mrs. Anne Brown, Miss Daisy Brown and the honor guests. Mrs. Browr. fell several weeks ago and injured her hip. Thursday marked the first time she has been to the table to eat since the accident. Personals. Mrs. C. J. McGil! of North Dawson returned home from the Union town Hospital Saturday. Mrs. McGill had been ill for several weeks and was a patient at the hospital for about three weeks. Sarnuel Means is ill at the home of his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Shallenberger. 81 WANTED--Small cottage, furnished or unfurnished, outside crowded section, or furnished room in a house situated where dog pen can be erecf-ri. Write Box 332. Somerset, Pa. EACH OF these ads brings together two people---advertiser and reader--for their Tiutual benefit and satisfaction. PHOKIS 12 or 13 ior an Ad-taEcer. Two of Quadruplets, Boys, Dies; Girls Are Being Given Oxygen By United Press. PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14.--Death Monday had claimed two of the quadruplets born Saturday to Mrs. Marie Pennctt:, wife oÂ£ an unemployed truck driver. The-I /o dead-babies were boys, the survivors, girls. The first boy died at birth Saturday, while the second clung to life until midnight. Oxygen was being administered to the girls, Bernardino and Geraldine, whose condition was described as "all right--really good,' 1 at Elizabeth Steele Magec Hospital. The mother, 29, was reported in ''very good" condition. Mrs. Pennetti is the mother oJ! four other children, Ralph, Jr., 11; An;. -line, nine; Lo ; i, seven, and George, four. Although still out ol work, the father was optimistic over how he woujd manage to care for the additions to his family. "I don't know what I'll do now, bu', one thing sure, I'm not worrying abo ( ut it right away," he said. CHAPTER FORTY-NINE "WHAT EXACTLY happened after I fainted?" I asked Phi] and Mac. "You darned near ruined the works, girl!" Mac rebuked me. "Ellis and Phil and myself were hiding across the hall, in the drawing room. When the gun went off we rushed out and you fell on top of us. Horace then turned the grin on himself. Before he registered the fact that the bullets were harmless we had him. But," ho added ruefully, "it wasn't for long. He must have had the cyanide capsule concealed In his pocket. He swallowed it before we knew what he was do- Ing." "What made you suspect him in the first place?" Phil wanted to know. "He was the logical candidate for suspicion, Benson. In fiction the murderer is always the character with no apparent motive or opportunity. In real life this is not the case. I never believed Richard guilty, though for a time I had doubts about Daphne. I think I began to suspect Horace from the moment he hired me." "But why," 1 questioned, "did he hire you if he were guilty?" "Because, Elsie, he was clever. He was positive I'd never unearth enough evidence to convict him. If he had let well enough alone, he would be alive today. But the cleverest killers overdo things. They get to stewing and fussing and to thinking that maybe they have overlooked something'. H o r a c e thought that If he could fix it to look ns If lie, too, were a victim, he would automatically be crossed off our list of suspects. Again, aside from confessing his own guilt, there was ao other way In which to free his son. He knew that if he could make it appear that the murderer was still In the house, Richard would be freed." I sighed: "At least Daphne won't have to marry the count now." "No." He smiled. "The 3ai3t I saw of her she was weeping in Jeffrey Todlngton's arms." "Mac!" 1 said. "What about the clgaret tissues?" "Ah! The tissues were a. puzzle. They weren't cigaret papers, and Â· that's where we made our mistake." I regarded him in amazement: "Not cigaret papers?" "I hold that mistake against you, girl! A beauty expert--not to recognize their significance!" "Oh!" My eyes threatened to pop from my head. "I know!" * "It's about time!" "They--they're lipstick tissues! Women use them Instead oÂ£ their fingers to smooth rouge on their lips I" I demanded: "Where did you find them ?" "Where do you suppose? Who was a nut on cosmetics In this house? I found them hi the top drawer of the dressing table in old Mrs. Witherspoon's room!" "Old Mrs. With--" My eyes did pop Jrom my head. "Yes, sir, Elsie! That's where I found "em!" "And Count Orsini? How does he fit Into the picture?" "He's explained all that. It seems that the count was in the room one day when Horace called to pay his respects to his mother. The old lady was painting ner lips. She asked Horace to get the tissues from the dressing table. Orsini claims he saw Horace slip the packet Into his pocket And," he added, I think Eliza saw, too. She was present at the time." "I r.ave an account to settle with visiting royalty!" Phil rubbed his head. "How did he happen to be so handy the night he tapped me on the beano?" "According to his story, he 'accidentally/ overhead you two in the salon. I have my own opinion, but that's his story and he's stuck with It." I questioned: "Did Mr. Horace put the tissues back IB the dressing* table--afterward ? " "He must have done so, Elsie," Mac replied. "He probably figured that he wouldn't be looking for them in his mother's room and he was right." "What about Eliza?" Phil asked presently. "Was she on to his game?" Mac nodded. "Eliza, who never came into the case, was a key factor, nevertheless. She had been with the family for years. She knew that Mrs. Witherspoon was a sick woman, and she knew why she was a sick woman. But she did not know how. So she watched over her and refused to allow a doctor to examine her charge. She had a misguided sense of family loyalty." "I don't understand." I was becoming more and more confused. Mac explained: "Mrs. Witherspoon, Elsie, was being poisoned. For a period of many months she was being slowly poisoned by her son." "Then she didn't die of cyanide fumes?" "Oh, but she did! Circumstances arose that made it necessary to kill her ofE at once. Originally, I think, the plan was to have her die a slow and apparently normal death. The slow poison, method has its advantages. Day by day the old lady grew weaker. The family believed that sho was dying of heart trouble. It believed this so Implicitly that even when she died suddenly beneath the drier there was no suspicion that her death was other than normaL Eliza doubted; she paid for her douhts." I shuddered. "Then Mr. Horace killed her, too?" "Yes. I think she must have been on her way to teli us of her suspicions when she was killed. Horace saw her heading for the first floor. He had no weapon at hand, and he was worried. He had to take, a chance that a fall down the stairs would kill her. He pushed her and fled; unfortunately Richard appeared on. the scene at the wrong moment. "\..\ course Horace knew all along that Eliza was dangerous; but he counted on keeping her quiet until the police left the house. He was doping her. Unfortunately for Eliza the dope wore ofÂ£ before Horace got around to giving her another shot." "Oh!" 1 exhaled loudly. "He must have been panic stricken to find her alive-at the foot of the stairs!" Mac agreed. "I fancy he spent a bad hour or so before she died. Of course she did give us a hint, but the police took it for granted that she was accusing Richard when she whispered: 'He did it! 1 " "This slow poison method," said Phil. "How was it worked?" "At the autopsy, Benson, Did- more found, along with the cyanide, traces of arsenic in the body. Particularly, these minute particles were in the skin tissue. It wasn't until I put two and two together, or, in other words, until I connected Daphne's midnight visit to the salon, the missing bottle of beauty mask and the arsenic in the skin that I had the solution to that part of the mystery." "Clever!" Phil wagged his heid. "Damned clever!" "Please," I begged, "please won't you begin at the beginning. I'm all muddled." "All right, girl," Mac consented, smilingly. "Here's the story, and it goes back a long way. It goes buck to the birth of the murderer. Horace was an only child. His parents were strong, stubborn individuals; he was a weakling. He was reared by nurses; he was educated by tutors. At eighteen he waged a losing battle to enter medical school. He lost as you know. Later his mother built a laboratory for him. It was not enough. "When he was twenty-one his mother married him to a mate of her choosing. It was an unfortunate marriage, for his wife was as weak as himself. The years passed. Horace, Sr., died. And he left his millions to his widow--in trust for his son! Thereby he sowed the seeds of murder!" Mac paused a moment, then continued: "True f Mrs. Witherspoon was generous according to her lights. She made Horace a suitable allowance, -but she insisted upon regulating not only his life but the lives of his children." "Nice old gal!" Phil 'threw in. "Go on!" I urged. "What- then?** "Well, Elsie, a man can store up steam for just so long. Horace got tired waiting for his money. Ea began to poison his" mother. Then, as I have already mentioned, circumstances arose that required desperate measures. Horace was in the habit of making- periodic trips to New York. On one of these trips he met Delia Craig. Now Delia insists that she didn't know Horace was in love with her, but I'm in-., clined to think she's lying. A woman usually can tell when a man is hi love with her. At any rate, she was sure enough of his affections to approach him. for backing 1 for' her play. "Horace attempted to borrow tho money from his mother. His son, Richard, meantime", was playing- HIS game. The old lady refused to grant either request. And thus she signed her death warrant! The-occasion of the house party afforded " a perfect opportunity for thÂ«" crime." (To Bo Continued! Small Stockholders' Help Needed Bubson Urges Changes jn. Selecting Boards of Directors By ROGER W. BABSON BABSON PARK, -Florida, February 11.--This is the open season on annual reports. Renders who own a few shares of stock are now hearing about "Your company during the past year, etc., etc." These reports are so inadequate and uninteresting that few people have the patience to read them. After receiving a few myself, I have a strong feeling that in playing up the battle between capital (investors) and labor (wage earners), we are only telling half the story. We should publicize the need for better management as well. The small stockholder's lot is a difficult one. Fundamentally, if he is not willing to study the affairs of his corporation, he should not invest money in it. Too many people become stockholders because they want to buy cheap stock that "is going up." They pay no attention to the actual running of the company. Because this is true, the management--sometimes owning little or no interest in the company--hos practically a free hand. They pay themselves whatever salaries they want to; they buy and sell real estate; they enter into contracts; and they conduct the entire business to suit themselves. Reports Incomplete. Outside of showing the cash position, the accounts payable, and the net income, the ordinary annual report does not mean a thing to the average investor. There is little of fundamental value to those sincerely interested. Managements get by with these reports every year because the stockholders-are a disorganized and unrepresented group. There is a tremendous need in this country for small stockholders to take a greater interest in the afTuirs of their companies. Investors have been squeezed long enough by grafting politicians, selfish labor-leaders, and unscrupulous "insiders." Chairman William Douglas of the S. E. C, is starting public thinking along this line. Ke recognizes tbat the publication transactions of ofr.-ers and directors in the securities of their companies is only one step, ft has stopped a certain amount of "inside" security manipulation. But that alone will not give us better management. So he has done two important things recently: He has required a new proxy form in order to make boards of directors more careful of their actions. He has suggested that boards of directors be composed of management, plus "profession"directors, who are experts in their line. New Proxy Form. Stockholders will recall the old type of annual "proxy." By signing the little card, the stockholder empowered several of the directors To vote his stock in any way they wished at the annual meeting. The new proxy requires giving information on what is to be voted upon; it lists the directors and the amount of company securities they own; and certain other interests the directors may have in the company. (For instance, a director may also be the company's attorney. If so, his legal fees must be reported.) This is a big step. It will open many a stockholder's eye! My forecast is that the corporation lawyer will cut his fee ii.he continues to be a director. Many board members will buy some stock in the company they are "directing" or resign in favor of others who do have a substantial financial interest in the company. Finally, the stockholder, before he gives his proxy will know the nature of the business to be voted upon at the meeting. "Professional" Directors. Mr. Douglas 1 second step is still in the *'talkmg-it-over" stage- To employ "professional" directors would be hitting at the same trouble that I wanted to correct when I recommended a stockholders' union last year. Currently, many boards of directors are composed of three or four managing officers of the company plus two or tl\ree outside directors. The latter are often just "big names." Many of these men know little about the company's operations and may have no financial interest in it. It is not their fault. The directors' fees are so small they cannot afford to give time to the company's affairs. They simply okay what, the management recommends. Many of these members go on the board for contact information and for the honor of being a "big shot." Chairman Douglas' directors, however, would be experts in their line. They would have nothing else to do but be directors. They would represent not only stockholders but" workers and customers. They would be well-paid for their job. They would make the board of directors what it is supposed to be: A check on the cflicers and operating policies of the company. ' Depends on Character. j I ar.i not advocating that we ' should have new legislation covering this. We have enough laws. I would hate to see the government gut any further into business. It has made ;i terrible (lop of most of the industries it has tried to regulate. Maybe the reason is because the personnel has been scclcted by a political favoritism rather than by ability. So long :s the ''spoils" system exists, we cannot expect much from government regulation. A general system of ''professional" directors would be a great boon to the investors, provided they are men of character. No law or S. E. C. ruling, however, can make men able, honest, and courageous. Hence, I keep repeating that America's great- Meyersdale MEYERSDALE, Feb. 14.--A birthday celebration was held at the home of Burgess and Mrs. Joe F. Reich Sunday in honor of the former's, anniversary whose birthday falls on February 14. In order to have their ihildren. with them on the occasion, the 71st anniversary of Mri." Reich's birth, the dinner was given. Sunday with the following children, arid grand, children there: Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Reich and two children of- Blairsville, Mrs. Angela George and two children, Somerset, and.. Mrs. Adnlaid Bard and son, Eddie, of Pittsburgh, and other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Bard and two children of Pittsburgh, and Miss Sara Smith of Latrobe. Birthday Observed. Mrs. Pauline Knteriem, who celebrated her 75th birthday Monday, was given a birthday dinner Sunday at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shroyer of Meyers Avenue,-to which immediate relatives were invited. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Knieriem of McKeesport were here, but a daughter, Miss Pauline, of Philadelphia, was unable to be present. To Talk on Cancer. Thursday evening the Parent- Teacher Association will have its monthly meeting in the high school auditorium. Interesting and instructive lectures on "Cancer and the Work the Cancer Clinic Is Doing" will be given by three doctors ol Cumberland, namely, Dr.' Ha\vkins ( Dr. Cowerd and Dr. Weiss. - - Personals. Mrs. George Hady and daughter. Miss Lois, returned Sunday from a- few days' visit with relatives in Pittsburgh. Miss Sally Hay returned from Akron, O., where she was called last week by the death of her brother, Frank Hay, Mrs. Lee Saylor visited in Cumberland on Saturday. Mrs. Dnlton Cook spent the weekend with relatives in Huntingdon, Pa. ' Mrs. Charles Wilcox of. Wallace, W, Va., is visiting relatives'here. Went .lust Too Far. CHICAGO. Fcb.14.--CarL A.'Berg, 'to, n wholesale cheese dealer; might h;ive been in the clear if he. had broken only eight deportment rules his wife, Freda, 35, also laid down, for him. But he also broke her nose. Therefore Circuit Judge Daniel Trude agreed that Mrs. Berg should have a divorce on the grounds of cruelty. est need is for a spiritual revival! In the meantime, the small stockholder must not lay the blame for all his losses on bad management. Many of our companies are run with amazing efficiency, honesty and ability*.
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