The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on February 2, 1938 · Page 1
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, February 2, 1938
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LAST E DITION 'RICE The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. VOL. 36, NO. 76. Tno Weekly Courier. Founded July 17. HOT. I Merced, Tho Dally Courier. Founded November 10. 1002. I July Ifi. 1020 CONNELLSVILLE, PA., WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 2, 193S. TEN PAGES. C. A. Port Becomes City Councilman; In Sherrick's Seat So I o n s BreakMonth-'XA/ C DROWN Long Deadlock; Vote ! V V ' C ' D * W VV IN Unanimous. , POST BANQUET ' S A T U R D A Y SWORN'i NAT ONCE BY MAYOR The deadlock in City Council over filling the vacancy resulting from the failure of Dr. Earl C. Sherrick, elected in November, to qualify was broken late Tuesday by agreement on Clarence A. Port. Mr. Port was summoned to City Hall for a special session of Council and sworn in by Mayor Younkin immediately after his formal election to the office. The vote was unanimous. Mr. Port was nominated by Councilman B. M. Swartzwelder. The nomination was seconded by Councilman P. H. Beighley. Councilman Port was elected for a two-year term and assigned to the superintcndcncy of the Department of Streets. His first official duty was | signing vouchers for January pay of employes in his department. There was no specchmaking. Congratulations were extended by hjs colleagues and a few others who were at the meeting. By reason of the delay in filling the vacancy the city saved $62.50, the councilman's salary being $750 a year. Mr. Port is engaged in business as distributor for the Sinclair Refining Company. His home is on the South Side--in East Cedar avenue. He -was born in Conncllsvillc and has always been a resident of the city. The Ports have. two daughters, Martha and Jane, both students at Allegheny College. \\ Miracle" Baby Now Mary Helen UNIONTOWN, Feb. 2.--Now it is Mary Helen Kovach who lies in an incubator in Uniontown Hospital under the ever-watchful eyes of doctors ar.d nurses, battling for her life and an opportunity to live as a "miracle" baby. n the dim light of the maternity ward on the third floor of the institution, Father Daniel McCullough, assistant to Father John Dunn at the St. John's Church, dedicated the life of the babe to God. As Dr. Francis Larkin and Miss Helen Orisik stood by, the little dark-haired, dark-eyed infant was baptized "Mary Helen Kovach." The name "Mary" was for the. Virgin Mother and "Helen" for the dead mother. Previously Miss Lucy Jcllries, night supervisor at the hospital, had performed informal baptismal rites when the infant appeared to be losing ground. Shortly afterward she summoned Father McCullough. It was explained that in case there is another Mary in the Kovach family in Greensboro that the middle name of "Helen" may be used. No members of the Kovach family were present. Late reports from the hossital today indicate a'marked improvement in the condition of Mary Helen. Her temperature has been normal for two days and she is taking nourishment better than before. Her weight is given as six pounds, one and one-third ounces. Hospital Patients. Wilbur Rodkey of Dunbar, Earl Stoncr of Scottdale and John Jacobs of Dickerson Run have been admitted to Connellsville State Hospital for treatment. Walter E. Brown Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will hold its annual banquet, commemorating the anniversary of the outbreak of the Philippine Insurrection, Saturday night in the diningroom of the First Methodist Episcopal Church at which covers will be laid for upwards of 200 persons. Major General Smcdley D. Butler of Newton Square, a Philadelphia suburb, a nationally-known figure and retired commandant of the United States Marines, will head the large list of distinguished visitors and deliver the principal address. General Butler will arrive at 3:25 o'clock in the afternoon and will be at the post home in South Pittsburg street to greet all his friends. General Chairman A. B. Pickard if the dinner committee urges that all members of the post and their quests assemble at the home early and obtain tickets so that the dclega- .ion may leave V. F. W. quarters by I-A5 o'clock as the dinner will be served promptly at 8 o'clock. In addition to a program of speak- ng, there will be music by Kifcrlc's Orchestra. The program to be carried ou after the dinner, with Commander J. N. Dragoo as the presiding officer 'ollows: America," one verse by audience with orchestral accompaniment. Invocation, Rev. Lawrence S Elliott, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church. Introduction ol Toastrnaster Mar vin B. Prycc. Address of welcome, Mayor Ira D Younkin. Introduction of guests, com manders of United Spanish War Veterans, Milton L. Bishop Post o the American Legion, District Commander John P. Burns of the V. F W., County Council Commando] Charles C. Wingrove of the V. F. W. Mrs. Flora Stirpa, president o Ladies' Auxiliary to Walter E Brown Post and junior vice-presiden of the Department of Pennsylvania Ladies' Auxiliary to the V. F. W and commanders of Uniontown Brownsville, Everson, Fayette City and Somerset posts. Talk, John L. Bingham of Pitts burgh, past department commande of the V. F. W. Talk. O. W. Graham of Pittsburgh national sergeanl-at-arms of th V. F. W. Talk, Assemblyman Matthew J Welsh of Connellsville. Address, Robert G. Woodsldc o Pittsburgh, past national commando of the V. F. W. Address, Major General Smcdle D. Butler of Newton Square, Phila delphiu, retired commandant of th United States Marines. Talk, S. M. DeHulT of Councils ville. Music, orchestra. Closing ceremony, "Star Spangle Banner." Benediction, Rev. Elliott. The banquet committees are: Arrangements--A. B. Pickard chairman; James F. Fornwalt an Frank Cunco. Registration and tickets--Jamc F. Fornwalt, Frank Cunco an Charles A. McCormick. Reception--J. N. Drafjoo, Willia E. DeBolt, Walter Olander, Thoma Pierce, P. M. Wills and Matthew J Welsh. | Just Off the Wire PARIS, Feb. 2.--The seaplane piloted by Mario Stoppanl, Italian aviator, returning from Brazil on a round trip flight from Italy, crashed in the South Atlantic today, radio messages picket! up here naid. fi German seaplane from the alrmai catapult steamer Westfalcn reported it had found the Stoppanl plane In flames and that only Stoppanl, of Its crew of five, was alive. HARRISBURG, Feb. 2.--Charles W. Carroll, Philadelphia, Republican crusaders' head, announced his candidacy for Governor today on a slate to be composed of factions In both major parties who "can't stand Glffy and can't stand Guffy." PITTSBURGH, Feb. 2.--Five Car- ncrie-llllnols Steel Corporation mills now on the "suspended list" due to lack of business, virtually will b abandoned and their activities transferred to the new Irvin mill now under construction, the Pittsburgh Press today said it learned from stcc circles. HARRISBURG, Feb. 2.--Govrnor George H. Earlc today set March 7 as the date for execution of two con dcmned murderers, Ralph E. Hav.-k Franklin county, and Claude Hall Philadelphia. New Cars for County Home, D. A.'s Office! No Sir, Says Rank! UNIONTOWN, Feb. 2.--New auto mobiles for use of county home an the district attorney's ofllcc will b purchased over his objection, Com missioncr John W. Rankin said toda in support of the stand he has take on requests from both sources fo new cars. "We have county cars in tl: garage that can bo placed at the disposal," Rankin said. "The count home has an ambulance and a true and I'll be glad to see they have on of our county cars when the nee arises. "But with this county endeavor ing to meet its bills and obligation I can see no need for appropriatin funds for new automobiles for eithi the county home or the district a tomey's office." The commissioner said that shou! the cnrs be purchased the record will show he opposed the purchas from county funds at a time whe there was no necessity for makin such expenditures. "Anyway," Rankin declared, "tl county home only recently cam under our jurisdiction under the ne law prohibiting poor boards. Ther certainly Is no need to jump in an expend a lot of money before -vc are properly organized and know jusl exactly where we arc out there." No More Winter for Her! Set Home Afire Because Husband lAade Her Angry Kay Clark . . . makes nuns no more winter According ID ancient tradition, if the groundhog- sees his shadow today there will be alx more weeks of winter. So to make aure winter soon will end, Kay Clark, University of Iowa co-ed, blindfolds Mr. Groundhog in Iowa. City. Pretty smart, these co-eds, ch? --Central PrcsJ DEFYING GOVERNMENT, GROUNDHOG SAYS SIX MORE WEEKS OF WINTER government, at the Washington conference, outlined various changes 1 should make in my prognostications. They demanded I reverse my prophecy this year; reduce wintry weather. 1 refused." The refusal, Joe indicated, brought intimations that he was unfair to meteorologists; that he isn't a groundhog but n woodchuck; that he really doesn't come out of his hole under his own power before late February or early March. In fact, there jecmcd to have been a shadow of doubt cast on his prognostications. 'If their program includes controlling the weather works, why don't they go down to Quarryvillc and tell that old fake how to run his business?" he demanded. His anger increased as he itferred to the Slumbering Groundhog Lodge ot Quarryville, Pa., which pokes chucks out of their holes on February 2 for mass production of shadows instead of the single shadow the Punx- sutawncy groundhog casts. 'I was making weather when the Quarryville stooge was in knco pants," snorted Joe, as he prepared to hole in for six more weeks of winter. QUARRYVILLE, Pa., Feb. 2. Members o£ the slumbering groundhog lodge relayed lo a waiting world today the news that the furry little weather prophet had seen 1 shadow, forecasting weeks of winter. another six Supreme Court's NLRB Decision May Stop Senate Probe By United Prcsi. WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.--Senator M. M. Logan, D., Ky., said today he belkved the Supreme Court's decision on the National Labor Relations Board removed from the jurisdiction of the Senate Judiciary Committee a proposal to investigate the board. The decision held that the labor board could not be restrained from holding hearings, but that it must obtain n decree of compliance from a Federal circuit court before its orders are inforced. Logan referred to a resolution introduced by Senator Edward R Burke, D., Neb., which proposes n congressional investigation. Burke contends, however, that the I Supreme Court decision made it ap- I parent that a congressional investigation was necessary. CANOE RIDGE WEATHERWORKS, PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa., February 2.--Br'cr Joe Groundhog today cast a black shadow to predict six long wcelc. of winter in defiance of government efforts to huvc him cause an upturn In weather by plowing under his shadows. For the benefit of faithful Punxsutawncy ci:izcns who believe that the prognostication of the woodchuck of Gobbler's Knob, Canoe Ridge, Is th only one to be accepted, the furry weather seer came out of his burrow glanced at the sun and cast a black shadow. His shadow today meant six weeks of bad weather; if the sun had failed appear so there would be no shadow, spring would be just around the corner. Visibily agitated as he gave out his jnnual interview, Joe Groundhog told ot being called to Washington lor conference on how to achieve tn upturn in wintry weather. "Last year I predicted six more weeks of winter," Joe related. "The U. S. Steel Borrows Heavily For Expansion NEW YORK, Feb. 2.--The Unite States Steel Corporation today pro pared lo push new lonstruction tha expected to involve cxpcnditur of $30,000,000 during 1338. The coiporution announced that had borrowed from bjnks in Nc\ York, Chicago and Pittsburgh $50, 000,000 on loans maturing m oni two !ind three years. This was dom the announcement .said, in nnticipa tion o£ .substantial outlays to be re quired for new construction undo way. In the corporation's prcliminar 1937 report Chairman Myron C Taylor said that in 1937 the U. S Steel Corporation and subsidiarle made total capital outlays- for mod crnization and rehabilitation plants, additional facilities an equipment for payment of bonds an other capital obligations of approx: mntely $113,600,000. Of that amount, he said abou $80,000,000 was unexpended an scheduled for expenditure In 193 for construction work. Today's bor rowing of $50,000,000, it was be licved, was done to hasten this wor in line with the administration's de sire to set off a giant constructio progi am. Edward N. Jones Quits Turnpike Commissio HARRISBURG, Feb. 2.--Edwar N. Jones, foi mcr titatc Labor Indu try secretary and Works Progrc Administrator, said today he ha resigned from the Pcnnsylvan Turnpike Commission effective Tue day. Jones said he xvas leaving the com mission, created by the 1037 Leg! lature to construct a four-lane e press highway from Pittsburgh Harrisburg, "to devote all my tim to my publication. 1 !." Reports at the capital have ind catcd, however, that Jones for som time has been dissatisfied with t: "way things were running" in t] turnpike commission. T/ie Weather Cloudy and warmer tonight an Thursday followed by rain Thur day afternoon or night is the noo weather forecast for Western Penn sylvania. Temperature Record, 1938 1937 Maximum -. 40 40 Minimum . 2 3 1R Mean 32 29 Like the Big Fellows, "Little" Business Man Has 1O-Point Program Editor's Note:--A. L. Clark, silk hosiery ddlcr. Itinerant vendor and temporary crchant, li- one oC tlie small buslncss- cn Invited to the "little business" con- rcnce here. lie came to WashlnKlon om Ills home In Dallas, Texas, by drlv- 8 his truck to Musltosec. Okla.. and en taking a bus to the Capital. His CVJR on what's wrong with business and riat ought to be done ore presented crcwlth. By A. L. CLARK Written for the United Press. WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.--A couple ' weeks ago, I read in the papers 'here this fellow Knudscn and a ock of other big business men were telling President Roosevelt what they thought was wrong with the country. Well, in my business'I get around, all through the Southern states, and I know a couple of dozen things myself. So I decided that President Roosevelt ought to get some balance of ideas. I night-lettered Mr. Roosevelt and so I got the invitation to come here today. And, boy, I come here with a plan that's the only salvation for this Continued on Page Ten. STORM MARKS LITTLE'.MEN'S 1 FIRST SESSION Charge That Chairman Was Hand-Picked Creates Disorder. OPEN SCOUT WEEK SUNDAY; DAILY EVENTS SPRINGDALE MAN CENTER By United Prcts. National Boy Scout Week, February GREENSBURG, Febfl 2.--Mrs. 0 to 13, will open Sunday night by 'carl French, c£ Thornwood, near holding a Connellsville Council coltdale, told Judge Richard E. church service at the First Metho- Laird today she had set fire to her i dist Episcopal Church, beginning at ome because she lost her temper uring an argument with her hus- I 7:30 o'clock. Every cub, and. 1 got mad and lost my temper and I didn't realize what I had done until afterwards," she said as she leaded guilty to charges ol arson nd attempted arson. She said she had an argument with .cr husband over some ashes he pilled on the floor and that he had eft the home taking with him their 0-months-old baby. She set fire to the house in three different places, but the fire didn't pread, so after waiting until the flames died out, she left, she stated. When the husband indicated to the court that he had forgiven his wife's lUtbreak ot temper, Judge Laird placed her on probation for five 'cars, after warning her of the seriousness o£ the offense. The incident occurred early last Sunday morning. Scout, Sen. Scout, A. F. L Ready To Talk About CIO Expul Scoutmaster, Scout executive, councilman, troop committeemen and parent is not only invited to attend this service but also instructed by the National executive council of the Boy Scouts to attend church on Scout Sunday, February 6. Monday, February 7, will be known as school day of Scout Week. Friday, February 11, will be known as troop celebration day, for which time each troop will plan its type of celebration. Thursday evening the council will hold n father and son banquet at the First United Brethren Church it 7:30 o'clock. Fathers who wish to attend the banquet but do not have ons arc asked to borrow and attend he banquet. Scout Week Is regarded as a splendid opportunity to do good turns for ill the friends of scouting, by look- ng over church or school or sponsor- ng institution and doing some needed work or improvement, cleaning up fire hazards, supplying first aid kits, helping with snow removal, cleaning up lawns and shrubbery, etc. sion By United Press. MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 2.--An unofficial poll of the American Federation of ,abor execu'ivc council revealed a split in sentiment today over revocation ol chaiters of the 10 suspended Committee for Industrial Organization unions. The council appeared ready to begin discussion of possible expulsion of the unions. Federation President William Green snid he hoped to acklc it yesterday but was delayed ay involved jurisdictional disputes. George M. Harmon, president of Ihe Brotherhood of Railway Clerks ·ind lender ot the peacemaking faction on the council, said he expected the matter would be presented by Green in person. If punitive action is decided on, the council was expected either to revoke the charters of nil 10 unions or to oust just the United Mine Workers and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers, backbone units of the CIO. Reason for the latter course would be an attempt to split the rebel movement. The council has full authority to take cither course. Under council regulations, the majority decision will be adopted as the unanimous recommendation of the body. There arc 17 votes including those of Green, Frank Morrison, secretary-treasurer, and 15 vice- presidents. Youth Conference At Greensburg Church On Thursday Evening GUEENSBURG, Feb. 2.--Young people and youth conference leaders of Westmoreland county will participate in a joint rally at the First Methodist Episcopal Church here Thursday cvcnlnc at 7:30 o'clock. H. E. IJonsall, Jr., State director of young people's work, will be the principal speaker. City Iax Penalties Abated by Council By action of City Council at a special meeting Tuesday afternoon County Treasurer H. D. Minerd was authorized to abate penalties on delinquent city taxes for the years 1930 to 1935, inclusive, provided they are paid before the date of the tax sale by the treasurer scheduled for April 4. Taxes on all these duplicates wil be accepted at face, with the exception of the two per cent charged by the treasurer for collection. To Marry Motor Car Heir. NEW YORK, Feb. 2.--Engagcmcn of Peggy Sykes, pretty New York society girl, to Walter P. Chrysler Jr., heir to a motor car. fortune, wa announced by the bride-to-be's 'mothei, Mis. Walter H. Sykcs. First World War Pension Law Nears Floor in House WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.--The first World War pension legislation headed toward the House floor today in bill thnt would give pensions to widows and orphans of all World War veterans regardless of the cause of death. Brigadier General Frank R. Hines, eterans administrator, estimated Lhat the bill, if enacted, would cost :hc Government about $34,000,000 :hc first year and maybe twice that the second year. The families of 94,000 deceased veterans would eligible now. WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.--The little businessmen's congress got off to i stormy start today amid charges that Fred Roth, Cleveland, Ohio, shoe wholesaler, had been "handpicked" by the Administration to preside over the gathering. The charge, made by Charles H. Echnor, Sprlngdalc, Pa., metal products dealer, precipitated so much confusion that Assistant Secretary ot Commerce Ernest G. Draper was forced to take over the chair and restore order. Tho outbreak came shortly after the conference v/as convened by Secretary of Commerce Daniel Roper, who presented the greetings of President Rooseveli.- Draper then announced Roth had been chosen chairman and n -delegate moved that he be made permanent chairman. · Schnor leaped- to his feet and shouted: - . . . . ; . _ "There is no doubt that the_ chairman is handpickcd. and 1 don't think we want him." Delegates throughout the Commerce Department Auditorium rose, demanding the right to speak. In the general hubbub, none could be heard. Draper called for a standing voto and Roth was formally elected permanent chairman. The meeting developed so much, disorder, however, that it was quickly decided to abandon the general session in favor of smaller gatherings to discuss specific subjects of interest to-the business men. A 10-point program, based on an analysis of the letters, was prepared for discussion at the morning session. It Included loans to small companies, unemployment, fair trade · practices and nr'ce legislation, social security, government research for small businesses, wages and hours, housing, installment selling, development and location of small industries and miscellaneous subjects. The largest group of conferees came from New York. The delegation included 109 businessmen and the lone forgotten man. They arrived last night in a special car attached to the Congressional Limited, and moved through Union Station with placards which said: "On to Washington to bust the recession, the minute men of New York"--"Mr. President, all we ask is a square deal from the new deal"--"Mr. President, give us credit and the credit will be yours." More than half the delegation appeared to have pet plans to "save" little business. Even the self-desig- Continued on Page Six. be Everybody Wrong, Says Judge; Court, Plaintiff, Defense Special to The Courier. UNIONTOWN, Feb. 2.--Springfield township's long drawn out sawmill feud was definitely settled m a lengthy opinion and decree handed down today by Judge H. S. Dumbauld in the case lie described as a "scries of mistakes." The action was instituted by Alec Chinn of Connellsville against John Henry of Springfield township as a result of an argument over sawmill equipment. The court assessed each litigant $100--which may be cancelled without the exchange of money--and divided the costs between the two men. A bill of complaint askod the court for an injunction which was to be made permanent on final hearing restraining Henry from interfering and obstructing Chinn in removing the lattcr's sawmill, tools, trucks, logs and lumber from land owned by Henry. The court dissolved the injunction. In the court's opinion it was set forth the case was a series of mistakes. The plaintiff was wrong when he moved his equipment on the defendant's land with nothing more than oral permission to do so; the dc- fc.idant was wrong when lie took the law into his own hands and undertook to assert the right to retain possession of the plaintiff's personal property to compel payment o£ damages arising out of an earlier trespass upon his land, the court said. The opinion also revealed "the court was wrong when it permitted this controversy to occupy two days of testimony taking and to produce a record consisting of H7 typewritten pages." Mine Workers Ready To Withdraw From Labor Federation By United Press. WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. -- The United Mine Workers of America today completed redrafting its constitution to sever final ties with the American Federation ot Labor and prepared to consider expulsion of President William Green, of the A. F. o£ L. Attempts by some delegates to write into the constitution a provision banning members from holding two salaried jobs were rejected after Secretary-Treasurer Thomas Kennedy threatened to resign as Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania rather than give up his union position. Kennedy said that in event he was elected Governor ol Pennsylvania he would take a leave of absence from his UMWA position. The convention Monday endorsed Kennedy for the governorship. Tax Boosted Four Mills. CLAIRTON, p a ., Feb. 2.--A four- mill tax raise was voted unanimously last night by city council. The increase means a boost in the tax levy from nine to 13 mills. Pinchof Pleased With Situation In Western Penn By United Preu. PITTSBURGH, Feb. 2.--Supporters of Gilford Pinchot's campaign for the Republican gubernatorial candidacy reported today that the former Governor was "highly pleased 1 ' with the results of his two- day conference with party leaders of Western Pennsylvania. At the close of the conferences yesterday, Plnchot was quoted as" saying that he had "never seen such n turnout." More than 700 persons from 'the 18 western counties were reported to have conferred with Pinchot. Among the county delegations were Westmoreland, Washington and Fayette county groups. Bullet Goes Through Hat. LATROBE, Feb. 2.--Curtis Stahl had an unusual thrill while walking along a road near the Latrobe Country Club when a bullet pierced his felt hat. Investigation showed a boy had fired at a bird in a tro*.

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