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PAGE FOUR. THE DAILY COURIER. CONNTSLLSVTLLE. PA. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1939. THE COURIER COMPANY James J. Driscoll , Tl. A. Donegan ..;. Walter S. Stimmal James M. Driscoll J. \Vylle Driscoll _. --. Publishers President and General Manager Secretary and Treasurer __ Editor - _ Associate Editor ... Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF Audit Bureau of Circulations Pennsylvsinia Newspaper Publishers' Association Bureau ol Advertising, A. N. P. A. Served by United Press and Internal iona! News Service SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month; S5 per year, or $2.50 for six months by mail if paid In advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Postofnce, Connellsville, Pa. WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 15, 1939 LOCAIi JUSTOKY Kf PUBLIC SCHOOLS Graduates of public schools are lacking in a knowledge of local history. This is true also in regard to local geography. Teachers realize this, but they do not have at hand the material for supplying the need--in some instances demand. Children want to know the history of their home communities. They also should be acquainted with their geography. The Pennsylvania Federation of Historical Societies points the way toward acquiring historical knowledge. It ·urges that the regular courses offered in all schools be supplemented with local and county features. Federation President Bruce A. Hunt called upon that body at its 34th annual convention this week at Harrisburg to plan a campaign to provide schools with suitable local history textbooks. The president, editor of the "VVilliamsport Sun, is probably in a position to know how real is the need for this extension of the educational program. Another historical phase stressed at the convention was the.desirability and importance of preserving state and local governmental records. Without this knowledge easily available, one wonders how the historian is able to compile the necessary information.' GOVERNMENT EMBEZZLEMENT One shortcoming of the Federal Government is its inability to draw parallels between its business methods and those of private enterprises. Any one of the Roosevelt Administration's numerous investigations would have promptly denounced diversion of funds in business affecting the public to purposes other than provided by law. But the Administration which set up the investigations cannot see its own errors of like character. It is not strange, therefore, that a hearing on proposed changes in the Social Security Act precipitated the charge of "embezzlement" in connection with the use of the fund created by the security tax for other purposes than the specific one for which it is being collected. Representative Knutson, Republican, of Minnesota made the charge that this handling of Feneral funds was no less a crime than would be that of insurance companies spending policyholders' premiums to pay company debts. When a. Democratic colleague objected to the word embezzlement, Knutson emphasized thrj gravity of his allegation by agreeing to withdraw it "if the gentleman knows a stronger one." With social security funds used for other purposes and with no sources from which to replenish them other than taxation, it may be that some day we will have to pay up again--the same amount. AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY FACTS Some idea of how great is the contribution of the motor Industry to the industrial welfare of the country Js contained in information gleaned from Automobila'^acts, published by the Automotive Manufacturers Association. Supplying the assembly lines of the automobile industry with parts and materials when, production is good costs more than a million dollars an hour. That's something like' ?20,000 a minute--a tremendous figure, even when we are accustomed to think and talk in billions. In a capacity year the trains, trucks, steamships--even airplanes--which are constantly on the move with the needed supplies lay at the motor plants as much as two and it quarter billion dollars' worth of goods produced in factory and mine arid on farm. This tremendous flow of materials has no parallel anywhere in the world, for the motor industry is the largest industrial purchaser of this or any other country. . It is evident then that anything that slows the distribution of new cars to the homes and businesses throughout the country and abroad materially affects the flow of raw materials into the motor capitals. The result is the whole people suffer, directly or indirectly. TENIS'SYLVANIA AGRICULTURE Pennsylvania, great as an industrial state, has moved into 10th place among the 48 commonwealths in agriculture. The figures are for 1938. A year before It was one rung below. A State Department of Agriculture report shows Pennsylvania farmers were improving their position, ·while for the country there was a loss. That is encouraging and should be an incentive to a greater 1939. Livestock, corn, wheat, and fruits combined to lead in reaching a total farm productive income of nearly $250,000,000. At that, 1938 was far from a. normal year, economically speaking. Its early months were hampered by the acute "recession" which began the previous summer. With its industries put on a more desirable footing, Pennsylvania will continue to take high rank among its sisters in the Union. STARTING CONSERVATION EARLi! The Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen has gone on record as advocating teaching of conservation in the public schools--making it compulsory. Carrying out the same idea the federation would have teachers' colleges provide a course on the subject for prospective teachers. It will be admitted the place to start conservation--of woods and waters and wild life--is when future citizens are in the plastic stage. One of the impediments in the way of adequate protection of natural resources is the lack of understanding of their value by the:rising. generation. ]f boys and girls can be educated to the desirability, and the necessity, of improving natural conditions the end toward which the federation and other sportsmen's organizations have been striving will be in sight. Besides, it is the boys and eirls who will reap the benefit. STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. GOD HONORS SUFFERERS A woman who had seen considerable suffering and trial in her life said to me recently that she had always tried to console herself with the realization that God honors most those who suffer most. There are some people who are not worthy of the honor oC suffering. This may sound strange, for the idea usually held is that God honors a person by relieving him of suffering. But the Bible does not teach this. It says that the reason why many people do not suffer is because they just can't take suffering, and that the saints and martyrs who have endured the most stand highest on the Lord's honor roll and enjoy His deepest blessings. St. Paul gloried in his affliction as much as he did in his triumphs. He realized that God had honored him in picking him out to suffer for a good cause. There were millions ot people in his day who could not have assumed such responsibility. It was indeed 'a divine compliment that God accounted him worthy to suffer in behalf of righteousness, f A truth like this is hard for us to understand, but undoubtedly the Bible teaches that God has gifts for the hearts o£ those who suffer which He can,never give to men and women, who live a l i f e of pleasantness. AU rights reserved--Babson Newspaper Syndicate. What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Feb. 15--From notliing that I can discover has Thomas S. Amiie, President Roosevelt's first choice for s scat on the Interstate Commerce Commission, expressed himself as ?.n enemy of democracy, the charge immediately brought against him by opponents of his senatorial confirmation as an ICC appointee. He has said, indeed, that he thinks Sidelights A letter to the Sidelifihtcr tells ot a Conncllsvillc boy making good at Harvard University--Charles Edgar Dan' 'Is, son of Councilman and Mrs. Abe I. Daniels. Here it is, scllcxpanatory: · "First allow me to introduce myself, I am Howard Krieger, a student at Harvard University, nnd room with Charles Daniels, a resident ot Connellsville. My roommate receives copies of The Daily Courier from home and I have at, times read them. As Others Think THIRTY YEARS (Somerset American.) Ail Somerset, along with the people of Trinity Lutheran Church, joined Sunday in commemorating the SOLli anniversary ot tile coming or the Rev. Dr. I. Hess Wagner to begin a pastorate, notable not alone for its influence upon Trinity Church, but for the contribution it has made to the i n lei leu tun 1 and spiritual interests ot this entire community. Dr. has been and is a leader in the Jincr tilings o£ life. His outlook is broad, yet he has a keen appreciation of the Importance oi little details to the perfecting of every worthu'hJJe work, Somerset Daily ^American is happy to felicitate the people of Trinity Church and Dr. Wagner upon the achievement of 30 years oC harmony and prosperity, evidenced not nlonc by the growth of Trinity's membership rolls from 505 to 1,217, but by the devotion of his people to the pro- moiion ot the better life. Thirty years is a long pastorate. It betokens in a Lutheran Church an abiding love between the minister and his people that defends both ifflNQ THE NEWS WASHINGTON, Feb. 15.--Anyone who tries to unravel the mass o£ mangled facts and conflicting testimony in the French airplane purchase IMSC will probably get mangled is nothing but the usual who-struck- John debate that goes on anytime anything like this happens. The situation was not disclosed this time until the plane fell and the French- himself. At t h a t risk, here is what | man was found in it, and is ac- scems to have been happening in the ; ccntuated by the fact that the testi-: clouds here: I mony of nearly everyone has been The French wanted to purchase 1,-; kept secret--except such favorable 000 planes for delivery before July I portions as each interested party de- 1 at a price of about $65,000,000.' sires to d:-ulge. They sent a secret mission to this Careful readers may deduce from country, got in touch with Bill Bullilt, these facts that much · of the argu- ag;iinsl bickering, fault-finding and factionalism. Happy is a community whose churches exemplify the love oC God in the lino manner Trinity Lutheran Church or Somerset has done in the 30 years celebrated Sunday. his mid-year grades and has made the dean's list. This is an honor for Charles, as only 10 or 15 per cent of the students in any one class are given the distinction due to high scholastic rating. notice you mention anything that college student from Connellsville 'the old economic order (capitalism) does while away nt school, is breaking down." _ j "I thought it might interest you to But that does not necessarily mean j know that Charles has just received that he is glad to believe it to bo breaking down. Muybe he means he's afraid that it's breaking down. Somc- of its best friends, are afraid. Good gosh! What do such folk as Congressman ''Ham" Fish, Representative Martin Dies and other ultra-conservatives indicate but that they're scared, too'.' Can't Amlie agree with them without being suspected ol red sympathies? Back in 1920. Shortly after (he 192D slump had j courses, with high distinction in the started to sink in, the question began j two theory courses. J hope you will to be asked. "Doesfi!t fnis thing have find this of some interest." a Fascist threat';" At that stage ot the game Hitler Keeping the Youth Spirit Alive What is America doing to keep the real spirit of America alive in the Nation's youth? America's answer to this question lies in the country's greatest youth movemcnt- the Paris ambassador home on ieave. He saw the President first, then Treasury Secretary Morgenthau. The matter was taken up at Cabinet somewhere along the way. AJso sometime during the negotiations, a ment is designed to protect the President. Apparently it is. In all accounts, he is pictured as the man who started the Government wheels going for the French, upon repre- -i procurement committee composed o f ! lilt. sentatior.s made by Ambassador Bul- a Treasury, a Navy and an Army man (Collins, Kraus and Lyons) got into the purchase proceedings (which is the only explanation of why Mor- genthau should have had any official connection with it.) Some difference of opinion exists as to who put ihe Frenchmen directly in contact with the American plane manufacturers. Certainly the War Department did not. Around "GH" there Is a noticeable unwillingness to accept any responsibility whatever in this case. Major General Arnold wrote the order permitting sale of the planes, but ap- T.he French soon found they could not get 1,000 planes by July and possibly not thereafter.- They concluded some contracts, for upwards of 600 planes which will cost them $35,000,000 to 340,000,000. For these they will pay possibly 50 per cent in cash before delivery at the ship, some more at the ship, and the rest according to whatever individual short term credit deals they have made with the respective American manu- facurers. This Government has not extended any credit to the French in any matter. Either through the stabilization parently not enthusiastically. I t . fund or Export-Import Bank. Its would be all right with the Army if officials assumed no financial obliga- Mr. Morgenthau would bare his head and take the rap. But Mr. Morgenthau's private lesti- over 1 000,000 boys who mony be / ore the Senato Mmtary A£ _ are dedicating themselves to the | (a , rs Committ(;c indicated he wanted rights and responsibilities oC Amer- 'Charlos is concentrating on economics nnd at present is taking i nf "toferanco "md"human'brotlVerhood" ican cUi7 . cnship a n d ^ tho Pl .i nci pios . courses in pure economic theory (a | That nlovc mcnt is the Boy Scouts of course open only to candidates for honors), theory of international trade, study of corporations and psychology. He made honor grades in all four was not noticeable, Mus.jolini, however, already was registering. Apparently he was developing a certain sort of order out of chaos in Italy. On trolley cars and street corners one heard the query put, "Wouldn't dictatorship be a good thing in this country likewise?" It was noticeable enough to have stimulated me to ask a number or outstanding Americans how much News has been received here of the promotion ot ft well-known Western Maryland Railway official, C. E. Busey of Cumberland. Md., from the position of traveling freight agent in this and other nearby territory, to that of commercial freight agent, with offices in the Standard Oil Building in Baltimore. He succeeds T. ,T. Jordan, promoted. Mr. Busey covered territory from Hagerstown, Md., to Connellsvillc and southward America. United in a patriotic campaign to keep alive the ideals of American democracy, men from all walks ot life are serving without pay as Scout io keep his hat on if any rapping was done. Apparently he acted as agent for the President at the President's request through Bullitt, or directly. His belief was that the French contracts with the manufacturers were handled through the Treasury-Navy-Army procurement , . , , , ,, . ,, A committee at least by the Navy and ^afw^r ]TM:L!^ ETE £~ representati- on theU- future generations. ' mulec - they thought it amounted to. t They . to Elkins, W. Va. He spoke some replied that they did not consider it foolish question. Said Senator Henrik Shipstead, "If wo want to transform America into a despotism, let us consult Benito Mussolini." Said Senator Burton K. Wheeler, 'We've got Fascists, if tiiey can 'get away with it,' but I don't believe they can do it." Said Senator Marvel M. Logan, "A dictatorship has to start with a popular dictator, and the candidate we have got now is not popular. (President Hoover.) The time is ripe--but the individual is not available." That was the general verdict. Somewhat Apprehensive. These chaps were (and arc) democrats. Still, they were (and arc) apprehensive. That did not imply that they were (or are) anti-democratic. On the contrary, they're democratically on the defensive. As democrats, they are democratic as ever Jefferson was. But they are entitled to feel that democracy is in danger of being undermined. Senator Bennett Champ Clark can say that he is a democrat and is not afraid for democracy's future. And Senator Logan can say that he is a democrat but is afraid as to democracy's future. And Thomas R. Amlie can say that he is a democrat but is hopeless future. time ago before the Rotary Club here. He is a close friend of William L. dollars, the Western Maryland agent on the West Side. His seven years as the railroad's traveling freight agenj. gave him wide acquaintance over a considerable territory. The congratulations of his friends go with him in his new work. Without exception, his friends say of Thomas W. Baxter lie was ready to part with his last dollar to help one in need. They put him in a class almost by himself in generosity. He I was a devoted husband and father. I Tom is gone, after a varied career, the last years of which were fraught with hardships. There is this thought for those who remain to contemplate. If there is a land beyond which ordinary humans iiope to gain, there must have been this greeting for him: as to democracy's It is a stateman's privilege to be hopeless, if he chooses. Not So Radical. It is not so very radical to assume that our big public utilities ought to be publicly owned--governmentally as to railroads; municipally as to street cars, gas and electricity. , Nobody ever thought that that sort of stuff was downright revolutionary. I have heard that kind of dope since 1893 or earlier. Stray Thoughts By S. M. DcHUFF Looks to me as it our economic recovery is being deliberately sacriilced on the alter o£ personal petty national political spite. I'm Irettully awaiting a promised card, or letter, filled with words o£ appreciation £01' these silly comments, from a r.ight club just outside Everson and bearing the I But something done, or something said: The Scouts of, America presents every segment oC American life. Shoulder to shoulder in the Scout uniform you will find sons of the poor and the rich, Catholics and Jews and Protestants, boys of every race. Linked by common interests and by common ideals, this great body of youth 1,000,000 strong stands united for Americanism. Cubbing, newest arm of Boy Scouting, stands out sharply in contrast to , youth movements as found abroad. I Centering its appealing activities in and about tho home, Cubbing starts the nine-year-old toward increasing self-reliance and self - guidance, strengthens the influence of home and parent and teaches respect lor the counsel ot those in authority. At the age of. 12, the Cub becomes a Boy Scout. Hand in hand with the fun ot Scouting go serious objectives. Virile outdoor activities not only teach the Scout to be manly, and keep him healthy, but train individual judgment and action, personally imposed discipline--the dictation of conscience. "To be reverent toward God-faithful in religious duties, and to respect the convictions of others in matters of custom 1 and religion" is the 12th Scout law. How different from the religious and racial intol-1 erance drilled into youth abroad. The majority of Scout troops, ships First that the War Department h:gher-ups heard of the matter was from American manufacturers who wrote in asking if it was ail right tf r'cai with the Frenchmen. tions, anci may have none legally, but there is a good chance some moral obligation may eventually be claimed by the American plane manufacturers to whom the French were introduced by Mr. Roosevelt's agents. At any rate, these following conclusions are obvious: (a) Mr. Roosevelt did it, (b) the Army did not like it but cooperated in the end, (c) the French are going to get the planes. Inner cogs have started, grinding to promote new appropriations for the farmers. Mr. Roosevelt's budget contained only $480,000,000 for the soil conservation payments next year. He j has said nothing about renewing the j $212,000,000 of parity payments. This mangled argument, of course, i Continued on Page Eight. "Inherit the kingdom prepared for ' a nd packs are sponsored by religious you for I was an hungered and ye gave Me meat, I was a stranger and ye took Me in inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the lea ; st of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me." Not many hereabouts know that Milton V. Burgess, political writer for a Pittsburgh newspaper, and Valentine Burgess, former Connelis- viilc boy, are one nnd the same. Only by a limited number of his associates in the newspaper game is Mr. Burgess known as Valentine, or Val, but that is the name he bore during boyhood here. He is a son of Dr. and Mrs. Ellis B. Burgess, now of New York City. signature of "Amelia.'' Replying to a comment which cluttered this corner ot The Courier some time ago, W. J. (Bill) King writes from Stuart, Florida; "Although .1,200 miles from the old home town f still read and enjoy "Stray Thoughts" and through them, wish you'd make it known that a committee of Elks headed by Fid (Mclbank) Donnelly, not only gave me permission to leave town, but was glad to get rid of me." I imagine reading about the stock market adventures of bank cashiers who were lucky would be more interesting than those of tho unlucky ones. Add Helie Selassie Cor however you spell i t ) , one time Emperor of Ethiopia (I'm not sure of that one cither), to that list of forgotten folks. Now don't all answer at once: What president was shot at by a would-be ! assassin six years ago today? In most cases it's harder work bathing a dog than a child--yet a lot of women prefer the more laborious job of the two. Lot's co to OTCSS QUESTIONS And what is you and what is 1? And Is it really death Lo die? And after all life's growing pains Just what departs and what remains'? To these who can lull answer give Or tell us what It means to live? That which I think of now as you Js made at all the deeds you do; Your home, your garden and the things To which aiways your spirit clings; Your loves, your hates, your hopes and fears And all the Xruitage of the years. That which I .hope lives here as I Is not the stuff we know must d!e. In spring a flowering. tulip bed And whercfioe'er I've trod the earth Some liUle evidence oC birth. Life is to feel and sense and share As, has been said: "To be aware:" And death. Is wood and stone and stee] And (lesh at last that cannot, feel. But what was truly you and I Outlives the flesh that has to die. institutions. To respect his flag as a symbol o£ I his country's ideals and traditions is [he first step taken by the riew Scout. He is taught its history and significance, Sic has promised on his honor! to "do his duty toward God and his country." Loyalty to the Nation's ideals lies deeper than drills, parades and nag-waving. There can be no intolerance where man is considerate of the welfare of others. Time and again, the Scout has demonstrated his training to "Be Prepared," to "help other people at all times"--in fire, flood, any disaster. Good citizenship requires the establishment of u balance between self and the rights and needs of others. The eternal question ot youth is "What shall I do when I grow up'.'" Scouting helps answer the question by encouraging the boy's interest in a wide range of hobbies and vocations. Under expert leadership, the Scout has" contact with the arts, sciences, trades and professions, discovers what he does weli, and heads toward a life work. Senior Scouting carries a boy from youth to manhood under the influence of Scouting ideals. The useful Scout, later a -useful citizens, makes, the most of himself and gives of himself in community leadership. More than eight million boys and men have been under the banner of Scouting during the past 29 years. Coming of age, the achievement ot 21 years of living, brings no magical transition in youth that prepares him for citizenship. Life, hi the Scout Patrol and Troop involves participation :n leadership selection, allegiance to leadership once selected, ar.d playing a part in community decisions. This is genuine training for dcmo- j cracy. DAVIDSON'S "Meet Me at Davidson's" Gay . . . . and Very Smart Spring TOPPER COATS Attractively styled and inexpensively priced. Boucles, F l e e c e s , Tweeds, Polo Cloths, and others. 7.95 In such soft paste) shades as Gold, Raspberry, Yellow, Pink, Neutral, as well as Black and Navy. SIZES 10 TO 20 facfs About Oar Busy World Carlsbad caverns, in New Mexico, j Last summer Harry R. Thicdeman, a ; the world's largest known natural caves. In the 18th century all veneers for furniture making were produced by sewing. Barn owls consume small creatures like mice, rots and gophers whole, later coughing up bones and fur. March is one of the least popular months in which to be married. a musician, grew a hollyhock 26 Ceet tall beside his cottage on Vashion Island, near Seattle, Wash. Many prominent botanists believe that the common buttercup is the ancestor of the vast variety o£ flowers in the modern world. A will or codicil to same will be legal if signed on any day of the year, including Sundays nnd legal holidays. B A N K I N G LOOKS A H F A D Jforwaxd jVxarcn America will niarcri steadily ahead only when its many groups' are ready to fall in line and keep step, in a spirit of mutual confidence and cooperation. No one group,--'farmerSj laborers, employers, or any oilier--can go its own way without regard for the rest, and expect to see America continue to grow and prosper. For it has been repeatedly demonstrated that we can go forward only when we pull to- Cether. Tnrs bank urges cooperation as the key to progress. We are always ready and willing to do our part. T H E N A T I O N A L B A N K A N D T R U S T C O M P A N Y O F C O N N E L L S V I L L E Hcmlier Federal Depo.sit liivuruiiee Corporation. =0

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