The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on February 3, 1938 · Page 1
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LAST E DITION PRICE 2 The Best Advertising Medium in. the Yough Region. VOL,. 3G, NO. 77. Tho Weekly Courier. Founded July 17./1870. Tlio Dolly Courier, Founded November 10. 100!. Merited. July 18. 1020 COts'NELLSVILt/E, PA., THUUSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 3,1038. TEN PAGES. -y NLRB HEAD D E F E N D S A C T I O N S BEAUTY TO WED MOTOR CAR HEIR Says Investigation Demand Based on Misinformation. TESTIFIES BEFORE JUDICIARY GROUP By United Press. WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.--Chairman J. Warren Madden of the National Labor Relations Board, defending the agency against charges of bias and incompetcncy, asserted today that demands for congressional investigation by Senator Edward R. Burke, Democrat, Neb., are based on "misinformation, half-truths and trivialities." Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is-considering Burke's resolution for an investigation, Madden admitted that the NLRB had made mistakes and lias been "severely critized," but said "much of that criticism could have been avoided by compromising the principles of the (Wagner) act." "We have chosen instead vigorously to put into effect the principles of the act," Madden said, "and we shall continute to do so. "This law, in the fleld of labor relations, has been in legal effect now for about ten months. We have had no starry-eyed illusions about remaking the social order. We have had no commission to do anything of the kind. Our charter has been the statute itself, as enacted by the Congress. Our' ambition has been to do nn orderly workmanlike, professional job within the limitations of that charter. "Wo have seen millions of American workmen avail themselves of a freedom which they never had before last April. We have seen thousands of employers put their relations "with their employes upon a basis of equal and mutually self-respecting bargaining, who had never done so before. We have seen telling blows dealt at the despicable practice o£ corrupting American -workmen by hiring them to spy upon and betray their fellow workmen for exercising their natural and legal rights." The NLRB chairman answered point by point charges and testimony made by Burke before the committee last week. THREE UNIONTOWN YOUTHS ARRESTED AT CUMBERLAND Special to The Courier. CUMBERLAND, Feb. 3.--Three young men who gave their home as near Uniontown, Pa., were held in the jail "Wednesday on charges of t'-cft o£ an, automobile from the Pennsylvania city. Tho 'youths -gave their names to Officer Thomas T. Griffin as Robcr Brown.J.acIc Stanley and Paul Zca- monroTConUnental, No. 2, near Uniontown. Griffin arrested them after they drove into a gasoline station in the North End, saw the" officer in the station, and drove hurriedly away. County Investigator Terrcnce J Boyle contacted Uniontown authorities and established that the car they were driving was stolen from W. H DeBolt, Tuesday evening. Found-in the automobile was a pair of shoes; a can of talcum powder, a black jock a meat cleaver; a first aid kit; a three-cell flashlight and two suits of old clothing. Some of these articles are believed to have been stolen from other automobiles in the Uniontown section. Just Off the Wire ' By united I'ress. HARRISBURG, Feb. 3. -- T h e Dauphin county court today uphclc the action of the 1937 Legislature In realigning the State's legislative districts in accordance with the 1930 United States Ccn.sus. HARBISBUKG, Feb. 3.-- T h c Pennsylvania. School Directors* Association ended its annual convention ioday_\vilh tlic election of ofli- 'cors and adoption of resolutions Herbert J. Stockton, Johnstown, was reflected president. Feb. 3. -- The exccutlv council of the American Federation of labor today approved a report by its special committee which sough unsuccessfully · to make peace with the Committee for Industrial Organization. The text of the report wil tie made public tonight. ALGOXAC, Mich., Feb. 3--A two door sedan which plunged througl the ice of Lake St. Clair into £0 fee of water, carrying four persons to their death, was located by state po lice today through .the use of grap pi In? books. NEW YORK, Feb. 3.--American Telephone today broke 7}i points to a new low since 19S4 at I30MJ. The drop caught the market in a weakened condition and the whole Us followed telephone down. Telephone at today's low, was oft 12 points fron last Saturday's close, a loss of S224,- 231,95-1 on the basis of stock listed. PEGGY SYKES Peggy Sykes, beautiful New York socialite, will wed Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., elder son of the rich automobile manufacturer. Young Chrysler, heir to the motor car fortune, attended Dartmouth College and is president of a building corporation and a director in his father's firm. Miss Sykes, whoso uncle formerly was president of the New York Curb Exchange, attended private schools and made her debut five years ago. Japs Warn Foreigners To Leave Central China By JOHN R. MORRIS United 'Press Staff Correspondent, j SHANGHAI, Feb. 3.--Japanese authorities today warned foreigners to evacuate an area of more than 100,000 square miles in central China in view of the possibility of extensive operations"--the battle north of the Yangtze River which is now entering its climatic stage and may be "the decisive battle of the war. The warning was issued by the Japanese embassy at Peiping and was made public by a Japanese spokesman here. The embassy's statement was that in a note to foreign diplomats, "third parties" -- foreigners -- hod been warned to evacuate the area extending northward from the Yangtze to an irregular line drawn from Tsing- tao on the coast to Taiyuan, far back in Shansi.province. The 'embassy re-commended also that foreign property in the area be marked clearly and that Japanese authorities be notified of its location. It was noted that the spokesman here, in discussing the embassy note, referred to Peiping as the "new capital." The Japanese announced here that their airplanes had bombed the Amoy area, between Shanghai and Hong Kong on the coast and it was asserted that the Fulshan forts nnd the barracks there had been destroyed. Constilulionaliiy Ruling on 44-Hour Law Soon Unlikely HARRISBURG, Feb. 3.--Hope of reaching a decision on constitutionality of Pennsylvania's 44-hour work week law before June dwindled today as hearing resumed in Dauphin county court. Despite continued time-saving efforts on all sides since hearing opened before the lower tribunal, Deputy Attorney General Edward J. Friedman, defending the act's validity, said "in my opinion there will be no decision before June." "The Supreme Court's January session has ended/' Friedman explained. "The next sitting will be at Pittsburgh in March when this case can be reviewed. That means no decision before June, in my opinion." Effect of decision on the act passed by the 1037 Legislature has been awaited since it became effective December 1. Upwards of 800 employers have intervened in the original suit filed by Holgate Brothers, Kane wood specialties manufacturing company. In a move to shorten the preliminary hearings Sterling G. McNees, counsel for Holgate, said argument would be confined to approximately a half-dozen firms "typical of their industry." DOMESTIC COURT FRIDAY MORNING Special to Tho Courier. UNIONTOWN, Feb. 3.--Approximately 30 domestic relations cases will be heard in court tomorrow. A number of defendants facing various charges will be arraigned before Judge Harry A. Cottom for sentence. District Attorney James A. Reilly indicated he would name two temporary assistants before the session opens. Dr. Ade Says Laws Aid to Schools But Directors Must Act By United Press. HARRISBURG, Feb. 3.--Public Instruction Superintendent Lester K Ade told Pennsylvania school directors today that the 1937 education laws have "opened the way for almost boundless improvements in our school program." Addressing the annual convention oi the State Association of School Directors, Dr. Ade said: "It is just as clear that these legislative achievements can be cbnvcrtcc into real benefit to our children anc youth only to the- degree that schoo: directors and other officials and citizens rise to the challenge ot carrying these measures into practical operation. "The new tenure law challenges you to stand by the good teachers who arc producing adequate results in stimulating the mental moral and physical growth of the pupils entrusted to your charge. : 'Merit it appears is the keynote o the tenure law." Dr. Ade outlined-a five-point program for "carrying these measures into practical operation." His points were: "Apply the laws, develop highest efficiency in the use. of laws coordinate efforts, discover needee modifications, ascertain needs for new legislation." Connellsville Chapter of the Izaak Vallon League went on record at its monthly meeting Wednesday evening it the West Pcnn terminal as endors- ng the candidacy ot Alfred Armtrong of Carmichacls, Greene coun- y, for membership on the Board oi Fish Commissioners, succeeding Kenneth A. Reid, now general manager if the Izaak Walton League of America with headquarters in Chicago. Mr. Armstrong is regarded as one of the leading sportsmen of Western 'ennsylvania. He is engaged in the j drug business at Cnrmichacls. H i s ] cnt is fishing. As a disciple of Izaak j Walton he has traveled to all parts of the United States and far into Canada, lie has been a member ot the Izaak Walton League for 16 years. He is now enrolled as « mcm- er of the Connellsvillc Chapter. So far as is known Conncllsville Chapter is the first in Fayette county .o endorse Mr. Armstrong. He has Ihe backing of Washington and jrccnc county sportsmen. He is a close friend of Speaker of the House Roy E. Furman. Mr. Armstrong is a cousin of Darragh Armstrong of Connellsville. He lived for 20 years at New Salem, where he conducted a drug business. The chapter is also back ot Phil C. Platt for another vacancy on the board. Preceding the business session motion pictures of the State Department of Health showing the progress of mine scaling were shown, with accompanying talk by W. G. Wheeler of Uniontown, Western Division supervisor of the work. Pictures ot a number of scaling projects in Fay- otic, Greene and Westmoreland counties were shown. More than seven hundred abandoned mines in the State have been sealed, Mr. Wheeler said, with remarkable reduction in the quantity of sulphuric acid discharged into streams. After Continued on Page Two. Says Lewis May Be President Some Day By United Press. WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.--Lieutenant Governor Frank J. Hayes o Colorado told the United Mini Workers' union today that one of iti members may some day become President ot the United States and said that John L.. Lewis is competent to hold the office. Hayes, former Illinois coal mine: and Lewis' predecessor as UMWA president, praised the Committee fo: Industrial Organization and dc noiuiccd the American Federation o Labor "for neglecting its opportunities to organize the mass pro ductlon workers." GENOVESE BEGINS WORKHOUSE TERM Special to Tho Courier, UNIONTOWN, Feb. 3.--Apparently resigned to the penalty altcodj imposed by Judge H. S. Dumbauld Ted Genovese, local numbers poo head, was taken to Allegheny counlj r workhouse Wednesday afternoon t begin a two-year sentence for violi lions of the State lottery laws. Genovese recently hearing 'designed to figured in a 'beat the rap on his plea and conviction to main taining ami operating a number pool here following two raids by th State Motor Police. The court, however, definite!} stated he could not parole Genoves and neither would he permit him t serve his sentence in the county jni! He did offer the alternative, how ever, of a two-to-four year term in Western Penitentiary. kes Endorse Armstrong To Succeed Reid New Filtration Plant For Trotter Water A new nitration plant to replace the present antiquated one along the I YouRttioghcny IVivcr near Greene Junction will b« constructed this 1 spring by the Trotter Water Com-: pany, it was learned today. More than $100.000 will be required in the building program which will mean patrons of the water company will receive better water for all household purposes. It was said the present filtration plant is not complying with the present demands. The cxiict number of patrons or daily consumption of water is not immediately available but it is said that the company serves practically the entire territory between the Youghioghcny and Monongahcla rivers, especially plants of the H. C. Frick Coke Company and the various municipalities, including Uniontown. The patrons affected, it was said, would run into the thousands. Trotter Water is a subsidiary of the United States Steel Corporation, as arc the Frick Company plants which the former serves. It was reported it would require between five and six months to complete the new installation program. Work is expected to be started within a month. Accident Occurs In Sudden Rain Squall Only Three of 14 Members of Two Crews Rescued; Bodies of Eight of Dead Recovered; Hundreds Aboard Warships Witness Disaster. S C E N E 70 MILES OFF PACIFIC COAST Anglo-French Fleet Begins Pirate Patro By RICHARD 0. McMlLLAN United Press Staff Correspondent. LONDON, Feb. 3.--Forty British and at least 25 French warships cleared for action in the Mediterranean today as an intensified "anti- piracy" patrol began. Together with participating Italian warships, the concentration was greater than at any time since the start ot the Spanish civil war. It was Great Britain's hope that within 48 hours the fleet would have orders to sink on sight without question any submerged submarine, or any submarine on the surrace which refused to disclose its identity. The "no quarter" proposal, made by Great Britain to France and Italy yesterday, was a new development, the result of British anger over the sinking, presumably by a "pirate" submarine, of the British merchantman. Endymion. Under the Nyon agreement, by which 10 nations agreed on an "anti- pirate" patrol, submarines which refused to disclose their identity were to be sunk only if there was valid evidence of piratical intentions. Unconditional French adherence to the British "no quarter" proposal was expected to -reach London today. II the Italian adherence reached I-on- don also, it was expected that Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden would make a statement in the House of Commons tonight. Secretary Van Dyke In Florida Hospital By United Presn. HARRISBUHG, Feb. 2.--State Highways Secretary Warren Van Dyke, who has been vacationing in the South several weeks recuperating from an illness, is again undergoing hospital treatment, the United Press learned today. Reports received by friends here indicated the Earle cabinet member would be a patient at the Florida Medical Center, Venice, Fla., at least two more weeks. Hearing Tuesday On Bullskin Nurse Dismissal Appeal Special to The Courier. UNIONTOWN, Feb. 3.--Tuesday morning, February 8, at 10 o'clock is the date fixed for taking of tcsti mony and examination ot records in the test case of Marguerite R, Gill o£ South .Connellsvillc who is appealing to the Fayctte county courts against her dismissal by the Bullskin Township Board of Education as the district's school nurse. Miss Gill contends in her appeal that: 1--No · detailed written notice ol any charges being preferred against her was ever served upon her by the board of school directors as required by law. 2--No hearing was ever afforded her at which lime she would have had an opportunity ot hearing the basis oJ any charges and dcfcndec against them. 3--She has, at no time, given uny valid reason to the school directors for such dismissal in violation of the contract entered Into between herself and the board, September 10 1037. 4--That the school board members have disregarded all the provisions of Act No. 52 of 1937, commonly known as the "teachers tenure act,' which contains specific regulations as to the employment and discharge of "professional employes" of schoo boards. Members of the Bullskin Township School Board, now facing the tesi case precipitated by the charges o: Miss Gill, are Wade K. Means, Reed Kuhns, George Cans, David Firestone and Burrell Lcnsure, who took their oath ot office the first Monday of last December. R T . .uis si -Deeded Fosbrink, who signed th« tMrse's contract, to the pr ilion of president. By United Pits*. SAN DIEGO, Cal., Feb. 3.--Two giant Navy bombing planes collided in air and sank 70 miles at sea last night.' in view of scores of warships massed in sham battle maneuvers. Eleven men were lost and three were taken from the .water seriously injured. . . .... The three who survived saved their lives by leaping with parachutes from the plane which did not catch flre, the'Navy said.. · ; ;"·' -;·;· Of four taken from the water alive .one..diedLaboard...the U. S. S. Relief, hospital ship to which he was-taken, according-to a Navy announcement at Washington. · : -.-. 3 Small boats were lowered quickly from "nearby battleships. The 'four survivors ' were "picked up and rushed to'the hospital ship Belief. Only bits of floating wreckage marked'the scene of'the accident. . The planes, _ engaged^ in a patrol «ianeuvcr in connection with' a U. S. sK fleet sham, battle, were piloted by ieutenants..Elmer Glenn.Cooper of Monticello, Ark., and Carlton B. Hutchins of Albany, N. Y. Both pilots were killed. Cooper's body was recovered, and .a Navy flotilla ' still was searching for .the body .ol Breeches Buoy Used To Rescue Man From Rocks in Swiff River LOWELL, Mass., Feb. 3.-- A man* trapped for nearly eight hours on a clump of rocks in the middle of the swiftly-running Mcrrimack River, was rescued in a breeches buoy Coast Guardsmen today. by Identified as Walter Giblin, a musician, about 30, he was hurried to St. Joseph's Hospital here. He was only partly conscious and his, condition was reported poor. His dark overcoat was frozen siiff and his face and hands were almost black from exposure to a 10-degree temperature. Not until he was hospitalized was Giblin's identity learned. The roar ot the rapids had prevented any communication during the rescue attempts. His father, John J. Giblin, Lowell high, school bandmaster, joined the youth at the hospital. Only an hour before ho was pulled to shore in the breeches buoy, Giblin had grabbed a guide line and tumbled into the water. He managed to swim to another^ rock, however, and this time waited until Surf man Harold Manchester reached him in the buoy. Giblin was lying semi-conscious on the rock when Manchester arrived. Manchester picked him up and strapped him in the harness of the breeches buoy. Fellow guardsmen hauled the youth to shore, then sent the breeches buoy Manchester. back for Little Business Wants New Deal Laws Modified COUNTY Ti-ACHFf;S DISCUSS PROBLEMS UNIONTOWN, Feb. 3.--Charges that "some teachers have not been paid ns specified by the Edmonds act" were made Wednesday night at a meeting of the local unit ot the American Federation of Teachers. NO DOG LICENSES, 10 ARRESTS MADE UNIONTOWN, Feb. 3.--Ten Masontown residents were arrested Wednesday on information made by Pete Susano, State dog law enforcement officer in Fayette county. They will be given a hearing next Monday night. The Weat/zer Cloudy, preceded by rain tonight, colder in west portion, Friday probably cloudy and* colder is the noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Record. 1938 1937 Maximum 54 26 Minimum -10 20 Mean 47 23 Miracle Baby Improves. UNIONTOWN, Feb. 3.--Decided improvement was shown today In the condition of Mary Helen Kovach, the miracle baby, born Saturday morning 10 minutes after her mother died. Physicians believe the infant has more than an even chance for ultimate recovery at Uniontown Hospital. Mill Chews Off finger. UNIONTOWN, Feb. 3.--Jailed for observation, Milton White, 37, of Newell, was transferred to Torrance Wednesday after he had chewed the fourth finger from his left hand and had started to use his tooth on a | second finger. WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.--A little business group submitted for approval of their congress today a comprehensive program for loans to small industry and modification of New Deal laws. ' The rccommcndalions wore drafted by the section of that business meetj ing which has been considering the loans-to-industry problem. The group sought endorsement of, its views by the full business convocation. Principal points of the program: 1. Legislation to encourage and facilitate loans to small business through the existing banking system, 2. Repeal or substantial modification o£ the capital gains and undistributed profits taxes. 3. Revision of the Securities Exchange Act. A Hurry ot debate stirred the conference when Chairman Fred Hoth cut oft discussions on the proposals with announcement that all resolutions arc being referred to a resolutions committee composed of the chairmen ot the 10 round-table groups. The committee will consolidate all resolutions into a single statement of policy for approval by the conference. The recommendations of the full business group will be presented to President Roosevelt tomorrow by the 10-man committee. EUROPEANS HAVE DATE WITH DEATH, TRAVELER SAYS UNIONTOWN, Feb. 3.-- "Any government proposing to rehabilitate its industrial and econcmic life by manufacturing arms and 'ammunition is walking into a quagmire of death," Miss Dorothy Fuidheim, world famous traveler, declared Wednesday .night at a community . forum here. She asserted that countries in Europe have a foreboding appointment with death -- they're expecting war and war is what they will get." Radioman John H. Hosier, picked up by rescue boats a Hutchins. The collision was the worst hcavier-than-air disaster in Uavy history. Each plane normally carries a crew of seven men and both had their full crews when they collided. Navy communications said the crash occurred about 8:34 or 8:37 P. M., PST. Fatalities'in the crash: Lieutenant Elmer Glenn Cooper, Monticello, Ark. Lieutenant Carlton B. Hutchins, Albany, N. Y. · Flying Cadet Erwin John' Koch, Toledo, Ohio. · Machinist's Mate Joseph E. Walton. Machinist's Mate Maurice J. Fitzmaurice.. Machinsl's Mate George G. Griffin. Radioman Julian Rawls. 1 Machinist's Mate William P. Landr grove. ,. · Machinist's Mates John G. Neld- zweickl and Marion W. Woodruff were listed as missing, .the Navy said, and presumably had lost their lives. was few minutes after the crash. Ke died shortly after 3 A. M. PST, however, on · the- hospital · ship, U. S. S. Relief. Survivors of the crash were badly injured. They are Donald B. McKay, machinist's mate; Vernor O. Hatfleld, machinist's mate, and Louis Carpenter, machinist's mate. Carpenter was aboard the U. S. S. Tennessee. Dispatches to the Navy department cave no indication of the cause of the crash. .The collision, it "was icported, occurred in sight of hundreds of seamen aboard warships in the fleet during large scale maneuvers. One plane burst into flames, and both plunged to the water and sank immediately. Searchlights from a score of fighting ships emblazoned the scene before the embers of the burning plane had died out. Small boats were lowered quickly, A boat from the drcadnaught Pennsylvania, flagship of the fleet, picked up'the four survivors irom the water. All that remained were small pieces of. floating wreckage. Tjiere were 98 fighting ships and hundreds of airplanes massed for the maneuvers, rehearsing the fight they would make against an enemy invader. 7'hcy were the first exercises under the ; direction of Admiral Claude C. Bloch, who assumed his new office as commandcr-in-chief, o£ the fleet last Saturday, and it was the largest mobilization of fighting seacraft in the history of the Na- ^ tion. At dawn every plane of the fleet was ordered out for a search. The aircraft carriers Lexington and Saratoga put out 300 planes. Scouting planes from the battleships and giant two-motored bombers of the type that-crashed, joined them in the air. Fleet problem 19 was anticipated by the Navy's heads as the first chance to test, under war-time conditions its new strategy of assigning to the giant patrol bombers all lunc-' ions formerly performed by the speedy destroyers, and the two ships destroyed last night were feeling out their new roles. More than 100 of these powerful alrfighlers have been added to the Navy in the past year. Last month' 18 of them were ferried from San Diego to Hawaii, bringing the Pea;:l Harbor's strength to 42 modern new bombers plus older craft. Not a plane has been lost so far in the long over-water hops. The Navy sends squadrons of these ships to their new bases under their owu

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