The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on February 3, 1938 · Page 4
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, February 3, 1938
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P « "- FOUR THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE. PA. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3,193S. iatlg (ttourfer THE COURIER COMPANY James J. Driscoll R. A. Doncgan Walter S. Stimmcl James M. Dnscoll J. Wylic Driscoll L Publisher President and General Manager Secretary nnd Treasurer . -- Editor Associate Editor Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF Audit Bureau" of Circulations Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association Bureau of Advertising, A. N. P. A. Served by United Press and International News Service SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month: $5 per year, or S2 50 for six months by mail if paid in advance. Entered as second class matter at the Postoflicc, ConnellsviUe, Pa. THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 3, 1338. IF WE COULD GO 15AOK XO TJUE JFA1OI · - The 10-point program"o£ a Texas "bilk hosiery peddler, itinerant vendor and temporary merchant" who came to Washington for the "little men's" business conference offers suggestions -which, while not new, anil which will not be adopted, give us something to think about. Hack to the farm, repeal of a "gillion" laws, reduction of. prices oC : manufactured goods, governmental adjustment of labor's : differences If it cannot adjust them, uniform laws as affecting states, limiting all office holders except the President to one term, ending grafting and keeping pace -with the times are reasonable demands for a nation such as ours Take just the first. While the farmer is not satisfied · with his lot he has little need to fear starvation. Many bo: called fanners here in. Fayette county arc on relief, or were, " but it was no secret when they enrolled it was for the · reason "others are getting it, why should, not we?" Conditions have changed; the standard of living is higher, but we recall the days of our childhood on an isolated mountain patch, -with a widowed mother as the support of a family of four. No cash except from eggs and butter toted six miles to market. No horse to plow the fields of the 19-acre tract. All gardening done by hand by mother and an older bister. . But we never lacked food. The meals were the best we can recall. Plentiful supplies of potatoes and apples "buried" against the winter season; dried and canned fruits and vegetables; the finest of pork .cured in the smokehouse; a cow, sometimes two, so there £was plenty'of butter jind milk; chickens, too. The dls- ^advantageLwas,tb,eJack of cash". In those days bartering -produce for merchandise was the rule more so than today. --But coming down to the present time. Anybody with -the "back to the farm" inclination and the willingness to work can assure himself of better living than in industry ·when the bottom drops out and as good when times are at their best. Others of the Texan's "points" would promote national ·welfare it they could be adopted. But the time is far distant. , COTfriTKT HEADED TOWARD FASCISM? "The country will find itself in the grip of fascism" if the Democratic New Deal is returned to power another lour years. Former President Herbert Hoover is the . prophet, according to a Kansas editor, Charles P. Scott of lola, who visited Mr. Hoover at his home In California. Defeat of the New Deal in 1940 "is the most important duty facing patriotic Americans," the editor quoted the ex- President. "The ancient freedom of our 160 years of democracy will be lost, sacrificed to a totalitarian government," he added. More reason, for the "growing army of reluctant rebels." The publisher, in an editorial, revealed that Mr. Hoover never kept any of the money ho received from public office for himself. Scott wrote that "Hoover said he made up his mind when he entered public life that he never would make It possible for any person to say that he had sought office for the money in It" A new light on a much-maligned jOLUbllc servant. ~~ CHECK AGAINST DUPLICATE AID ~" The Department of Public Assistance has taken the "precaution of making sure there shall not tie duplication of payments to "general assistance recipients."- Through the cooperation of the State Treasurer notices are being bent to all recipients of assistance reminding them that unemployment compensation, like any other income, is a resource which must be reported, in accordance with the "legally binding agreement signed" when they apply for aid. To make itself secure the Department of Assistance has arranged to receive reports from the Treasury on amounts Ijaid In unemployment compensation. Tho sending of notices with relief checks is a precaution to prevent misunderstanding on the part of any who receive compensation, payment before the assistance office has received information direct. "If you receive an unemployment coru- ·pensatlon payment, do not cash any more assistance checks until you have reported to the "assistance office," is the warning. BOY SCOUT TVEEK " Boy Scout week is at hand. The period from February 6_to 13.1s set aside for national observance of the anniversary of the greatest movement in the history of boys. Con- .nellsville will play its part. A church service Sunday night at the First Methodist Episcopal Church will formally launch it. Everyone connected with Scouting from tenderfoot to officials of the District Committee is urged to attend this or some religious gathering. The outstanding event of the week will be the father and son banquet Thursday night at tlie United Brethren Church. :_ No greater factor in character building than Scouting has ever been developed. No finer lot of boys is to be found than those enrolled as Scouts. The interest of the public in the week of activities 13 earnestly invited. BIG STEEL KIUDY '10 GO AHEAD News that United States Steel has borrowed $50,000,000 from New York and Pittsburgh bankers and that It is preparing to push new construction involving $80,000,000 is evidence it intends to go ahead with its promise to cooperate toward bringing back prosperity. Last year, according to Myron C. Taylor, chairman of the board, the company expended $113,000,000 for modernisation, rehabilitation and additional equipment. The announcement for 193S is in line with the proposal of the Administration in Washington to get a giant construction program under way. Big Steel is not waiting for the uncertainties to be fully ironed out. A' KEMS-IX Checks mailed yesterday from Harnsburg to persons eligible for unemployment compensation will serve to increase to a considerable extent the money in circulation the remainder of the winter and well Into the spring The period covered as 13 weeks. PaymcnU range from $7.50 to ?15 weekly. The money comes from the $So,0000,000 fund bet up by asbebbments on employers within the State. Nearly" 4,200 persons were enrolled in the Connells- viUe- area, 17,000 in Fayette county. A large percentage in ConnellsviUe continued eligibility by reporting ·weekly as requhed Without tho compensation many families would be in sore stidlts. /4s Others Think MINURS OVER-GENEROUS? (Washington Obsetver.) William Green, who is threatened with expulsion from the United Mine Workcis Union, calls attention to the vast c^pendttures v-hich have been made by that Union to forward the CIO in othci industries and in contributions for political purposes Mr, Green thinks the miners are being assessed rather heavily for such purposes. Undoubtedly this union thiough membership, has been over generous in advancing the cause of the CIO in the steel industry and elsewhere. It hns- also contributed large t ns to political campaigns--having given $500,000 to the campaign foi the election "of President Roosevelt in 1932. Mr. Green said the auditors' report showed the income from the miners' union uas just $1,497,000 while the expenditures were $2,526,000 In this "outgo" there is included loans of $050,000 to the CIO, a tax of $180,000 lo the CIO, a contribution of $30,000 to leaders ot the Non-Partisan League and loans ot $475,000 to the Steel Workers Organizing Committee and $99,000 to the Textile Workers Organizing Committee. The sum of $360,000 was listed under miscellaneous expenditures. Mr. Green sa s that he has paid $1 a month dues and the two assessments made last year nnd therefore ought to bo in good standing with the United Mine Workers. Perhaps many of the miners also question the advisability of any organization taking so much money from the pockets of its members to promote other organisations and especially to make contributions to political campaigns. Just now with many of the miners on relief, this more than $2,000,000 might well have been laid aside for their own benefit. However, this Is a matter for the United Mine Workers' membership itself to determine. The miners have certainly been over generous in supporting the causf in which they are enlisted and tho iVnnciples in which they believe. In Washington county, for instance, miners at Ellsworth, Cokeburg and Marunnn contnbutcd large sums through loss of wages in a sympathetic strike lost year. They were called away from their jobs for the announced purpose ot aiding steel workers nt Johnstown, who arc much better paid than the miners themselves. Your Income Tax WIIO IS XUE HEAD OF A FAMILY A taxpayer, though single, who supports nnd maintains in one household one or more individuals who are closely connected with him by blood relationship, relationship by marriage, or by adoption, and whose right to exercise family control and provide for these dependent m- divividuals is based upon some moral or legal oblibation, is the head of a family and entitled to the same exemption allowed a married person-$2,500. Also he may claim a $400 credit for each dependent, if such dependent person is under 18 years of age or is by reason of advanced age or poor health (mental or physical) incapable of self-support. For example, a widower who supports in one household an aged mother and n daughter 17 years old is entitled to an exemption of $2,500 as the head of a family plus a credit of $400 for each dependent, n total of $3,300. The $400 credit, however, does not apply to the wife or husband ot a taxpayer, though one may be totally dependent upon the other. Several factors are involved in determining whether a person who flics a return as the head of a family is to be thus classified. The clement of either legal or financial dependency must exist. A taxpayer who supports In his home minor children over whom he exercises family control is classified as the head of a family, even though the children may have an income of their own sufficient for their maintenance. If he does not support them by reason of their own income, but does exercise family control, he cannot be classified as the head of a family. Just tolks By EDGAR A. GUEST THE COMMON PURPOSE Why does tho merchant try to sell his wares? Wli doc^ tho statesman fret o'er Krcat affairs? For pretty frocks and bonnets and /or fire And Ml th« comforts those he loves require Why docs the sailor venture /orth to roam? To set the table lor the ones »t home Why jwcats the workman at his giant press? To buy the child he loves another drcsr What is the dream which all are chcrlsh- 1ns? A home content, a garden in the spring. There In no task, howc\cr groat or smnJI. But ho'db the common purpose of us atl These things cilled richer. ^tniKKlcd for and sotiRht An wanted chiefly for one single thought Thit simile- ami moves c\co \\orth ^lnlc man* To Rive to those he loves the best he can Factographs Italy is reported to be training 'thousands" of young girls for exportation to Ethiopia, where they \\ill marry Italian colonists in the autumn of 1939 Following issuance of the U S Decldiation of Irdcpendoncc, the British fio\»inment oilertd a reward of SJ 500 each for captuic of the signm Onl} 10 pci cent of China's vast population can lead rfnd ,md J less than one pet cent subsuibi 1 to Today in Washington By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.--President Roosevelt is making a determined cf~ foil to befucnd the "small business man," and not the least at his cfloits is to plan to mobilize the Nation's bnnkmg resources to make available ciipltal credit to relatively small businesses. Tins subject is not new, but has been agitated cvctj since the depression of 1929 began. The point of view ot most bankers ha , usually been that anybody who descives credit can get it. The Administration's inquiries lather tend to show that this has not been the case. The question really turns on what kind o£ credit is needed. For obviously there are but two ways that the Government c.m be of help in cuilng a recession, and that is by spending or lending Spending, or "pump-prim'DR," has seemed to run its course. Now, the idea of lending is uppermost. It ii the principle back of the rehabilitation ot business and the increasing o f the national income. Small loans are of so many types that it is very easy for the bankers to be right and for the business m«.n to be right, too. It all depends on vi hat kind of loans arc meant and what the money is to be used for. Certainly, the ordinary type of bank accommodation -- the six months' or nine months' credit cither on good assets or good collateral-is available in as large a juantity as any sound business could ever want In the Day's News Brief Comment on Current Events Hero and There. He's coming! Who's coming? SmedJey Butler! The former chief of the Leathernecks will be the principal attraction --and speaker--at the annual banquet of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Saturday niglit at the First Methodist Episcopal Church. He's only one of .1 galaxy of stars Others listed ore Robert G Woodside of Pittsburgh, former national commander; John L Bingham of Pittsburgh, former State commander; District Commander J. P. Burns of Umontown nnd County Commander Charles Wingrove o£ Evcrson, and Mrs. Flora Stlrpn, junior vice-president of the State department o£ the V. F. W. Auxiliary. Chairman Bert Pickard looks for 200 persons nt the tables. Commissioner John W. Rankm is right in his efforts to save the county expense, but how about this idea of the county home drawing on the county garage for a car when one is wanted? The home and the garage are located some distance apart. But the commissionc says "I'll be glad to see they have one of the county cars when the r.ccd arises," How about the new assistance board? It's rather unusual lor the court to criticize itself. That is what Judge H. S. Dumbauld did in declaring trial of a case involving a sawmill in Springfield township was a waste of time. In assessing each litigant the same sum and dividing the costs the court said: "The court was wrong when it permitted this controversy to occupy two days ot testimony nnd to provide a record consisting of 147 typewritten pages; the plaintiff was wrong when he moved his equipment onto land with nothing moic than oral permission; the defendant was wrong in taking the law into his own hands to keep the null." Too many petty cases get into court. Conncllsvillc taxables who have not paid 1D30 to 1935, inclusive, taxes have the opportunity placed before them by City Council of saving money by paying them before April 4 and nt the same time saving the properties against which the taxes are charged by the county. Council has done what It can. It adopted a resolution Tuesday abating all penal- tics, save the two per cent the county treasurer charges for collection. Married 60 years! That's the rec- o.d of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel G. Es- smgton oi Perry township, who duly celebrated the anniversary Sunday. The actual time by the calendar was January 31. The anniversary bride ib the former Frances Murphy. Their wedding, which took place in 1878, before the vast majority of the inhabitants of old Mother Earth were bom, recalls an old-time pastor o£ Tiatwoods Baptist Church, Rev. William R. Patton. He tied the knot. But the real need, according to preliminary surveys, is for capital loans. Banks, uhich are piimanly reser- vons of demand deposits, do not feel that they should be making capital loans with demand deposits, and they arc right about it. Yet there is need for long-term or intermediate credit--capital loans of two to seven years. The commercial banks do not make that typo o£ loans. As for the investment bankers, they do not usually float loans for less than $1,000,000. So, in a sense, there is no place where the small business can float capital loans. Not only is this true o£ companies that want $100,000 to $1,000,000, but it is even more true of the small businesses which need capital ranging from $5,000 to $100,000. It is easy cnougli to say that a business \ a sound position can borrow, let us say, $25,000 from a bank and can get one or tuo icnew- ais so that the credit extends over a couple jcars or so. But the borrower knows that, if business conditions change suddenly or if the bank examiners descend on a bank and begin to cnticire a lo m, the $25,000 credit begins to be a millstone around the neck ot the borrower. What now is proposed is that a business, which, foi evmiplo, is earning $115,000 a year, wants to borrow $lb,000 and can begin to amortize it on a live or seven-year basis at a relatively low interest rate, shall have the opportunity to do it through some new credit machinery that is being planned Both tile Federal Reserve and the Reconstruction Finance Corporation have been dealing with the small loan problem heretofore, and, while the number of loans made is not large, it is significant that, as soon as these two government agencies approve certain applications, the commercial banXs made the loans even though no guarantee or insurance was mvoh cd. I'rom this it ib reasoned that, it the Federal Government would .ct up an agency to insure small loans and if part ot the fee paid by the borrowei were to be devoted to msur mcc, just as is the case \\ith housing loans, there would be a gi cater How ot capital into small businesses and more employment would be created Certainly, if local banks were to imcitigate these capital loans nnd recommend them for insurance there would bo little chance of unsound loans being made On the other hand, the insurance feature would permit three or n\c or seven-year credit as the case may be, and the insurance fund would presumably cover the possible losses A monthly amortization plan for these loans, something like the housing loans, would necessarily be invoked The insurance idea would not oidmarily be necessary, but the small business man who must rely on hii friends for capital finds those friends frightened and hesitant. What is the Government planning? What does the future hold in store 7 Lend money for live years--\ihy that's a long time oil and at what interest rate? Alt these questions make the getting of capital money difficult, and yet the Continued on Page Five. Money Loaned ON YOUR AUTOMOBILE UNPAID BALANCES RE-FINANCED Call or See Us ft You Ji'ccd Money For Any Emergent) Moderate Repayments Fayette Loan Co. 510 Title Trust Co. BIdg. Telephones 244-866 BONDED TO THE STATE Conncllstillc, I'll. Prompt, Courteous, Convenient Service GOOD Lowest Prices--Finest Cars--Largest Selection WE LIST JUST A FEW 0}' T1IK 3IA'Y «AKt!AIS iy OUR STOCK: 1037 Plymouth isednn I»«C DcSuto Airflow Scdnn 1 0 8 G 1 ) o S o t o Airstrciim Sedan JU«« PI} mouth Sedan 1936 PIj mouth Coupe 10:t3 VI]month Sednn I!)35 FIj mouth Condi COME IN-LOOK I!).'). 1 ; PIj mouth (Joiijio J!l,']5 PoSofo Ooupi* I till Doitsc Soil jin ]!!11 Dodfip Coupe ]!).'!.'{ r i j n i D i i l l i Sedan ]!);!!! 1'!}mouth Coupe 1!),'(.'! DuSoto .Sedan 1!)82 rijmoiitli .Sedan ISKfl I'l) mouth Coupe THEM OVER 1937 ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT (From January 4, 1037 to Junuarj 3, 1938) Of the Board of Supervisor of Connollsvlllc Township, Fnyctte County. RECEIPTS Balance in Township Treasury from preceding years (General Fund Account) - - . S 815.43 (1) Amount of cash collected on 1037 Road Tax duplicate from first Monday in January 1037 to first Monday in January 1033 ,, . . , . _ $3,42903 (2) Amount of cash collected on old Road Tax duplicates issued prior to first Monday in January 1937, not previously reported - - - -- 678 72 (3) TOTAL ROAD TAX COLLECTED IN CASH .. - $4,107.75 Amount received from County ns County-aid from first Monday in January 1937 to first Monday In January 1938 _ _ None Amount received from County as Road Tax on unseated land from first Monday in January 1937 to first Monday in January 1938 None Amount received from County on unpaid tuxes returned or liens filed from first Monday in January 1937 to first Monday in January 1938 .. _- -- -- None Amount received from Commonwealth for Forestry Reserves trom first Monday in January 1937 to first Monday in January 1938 None Amount received from Commonwealth for Game Preserves from first Monday in January 1337 f first Monday in January 1938 None Amount received from Liquor Licenses and Beverage Tax from first Monday in January 1937 to first Monday m January 1938 $ 425 00 Amount received from sale of Bonds - None Amount received from Loans on Certificate ot Indebtedness None Amount received from rental of Road Machinery . . _ -. None Amount received from rental ot Township Buildings None Amount received from other sources (itemize on Separate sheet) Foreign Fire Insurance Fund . . -- - - - -- 573.11 TOTAL AMOUNT AVAILABLE FOR ROAD, BRIDGE AND GENERAL TOWNSHIP PURPOSES - ~- $5,921.29 EXPENDITURES For repairs or maintenance of earth roads, including culverts* $ 231.41 For repairs or maintenance o£ improved roads, including culverts* 1,291.85 For repairs or maintenance of bridges* -- 14.73 For removing snow, including purchase of snow Icnce* 153.00 For signs and mdet boards* . . 12 9^ For opening and building new roads* . 113 91 For permanent improvement of roads* For construction of bridges* -- .- --·-- v. For new tools and machmeiy . 975 63 For icpairi of tools and machinery 157.57 For wages ot roadmostcr - .- 43720 Contributions for State Highway improvements For Compensation Insurance For compensation to Secretary-treasurer For compensation to Auditors For compensation to Collector For compensation to Solicitor . For premium on Treasurer's bond . For premium on Collector's bond For annual Supervisors Convention . For Supervisors attendance at monthly meeting!,._ For rent, heat and light of meeting place -For township stationery _ . For State Tax on Indebtedness -Foi interest on notes For notes maturing For interest on bonds For sinking fund for maturity of bonds For Foreign Fire Insurance Tax _ For unpaid vouchers and payrolls carried over from previous year-Miscellaneous expenditures (Itemize on separate sheet) (Advertising, affidavits, hardware, postage, tax cards, telephone calls, trips are miscellaneous) 112.63 81.14 60.00 98.80 50.00 2500 1584 18400 4800 4296 None None None None None 57311 4.00 430.43 TOTAL EXPENDITURES - $5,11474 $ 806.55 BALANCE IN TREASURY, JANUARY 3, 1938 ·Include labor, equipment rentals, materials, gas and oil (except wages of roadmasters). ASSESSMENTS Assessments, real estate -$685,424.00 Assessments, occupation 60,640.00 Total assessments for general tax purposes $745,064.00 Annual Koacl Tax Mills levied for road, bridge and general township purposes (Limit 7 mills) . - . - - - - 6 Mills Mills levied for indebtedness and interest (road purposes only 2 mills addl.) . - - - -- Mills Mills levied by court approval (road purposes only 7 mills additional) -- _ _ .. --.-- Mills Total (Road) 6 Mills Special Tax Levies Mills levied for building and maintaining a lock-up None Mills levied for lighting streets .. . None Mills levied for erection o£ a townhousc ~ None Mills levied for fire purposes None Mills levied for playgrounds None Total (Special) . - - - -- --None Total number o£ mills levied for ail township purposes not including schools 6 Mills TAX LEVIED--ROAD, BRIDGE AND GENERAL TOWNSHIP PURPOSES ONLY (4) Amount of road tax levied for 1937* . $4,476 31 DEDUCTIONS Exonerations on 1937 taxes S 231 04 Rebate on 1937 taxes paid before June 1, 1937 139 35 Sundry deductions on 1937 tax 228 (5) Total exonerations and rebates on 1937 tax _. . $ 372 67 ?. 372 67 (6) Net road tax to be collected on 1937 duplicate from January 4, 1937, to January 3, 1933** $ 4,103.72 Outstanding tax collectible on old duplicates as ot January 4, 1937 ... . . . $8,268.75 Exonerations on old duplicates during 1937 None (7) Net tax collectible on old duplicates $8,26875 $ 8,268.75 (8) Total net tax collecible on all duplicates*** - _$ 12,372 47 COLLECTIONS--ROAD, BRIDGE AND GENERAL TOWNSHIP PURPOSES ONLY 1937 Road tax collected to January 3, 1938 $3,429 03 without penalties and less icbatc Penalty collected on 1937 tax -- -_: None (9) Total collected on 1937 duplicate _ .. _ . , . $3,429.03 (10) Road tax collected on old duplicates between January 4, 1937, and January 3, 1933 67872 (11) Total road tax collected during 1937*"* . ,, $4,10775 UNPAID TAX JANUARY, 1938 1937 Duplicate - - $ 67469 Previous seven years duplicates 7,590 03 unpaid t a x - - _ - - . -$8,264.72 ·Total assessment multiplied by total annual road tax m mills. **(6) equal (!) less (5) ·**(8) equal (6) plus (7) ****(11) equal (9) plus (10) (3) should equal (I) under receipts (10) should equal (2) under receipts (11) should equal (3) under receipts RESOURCES Cash on hand in Township Treasurer's Account, General Fund $ 806 55 Cash on hand in Township Treasurer's Account, Sinking Fund . -- None Due from Tax Collector on unpaid 1937 Duplicate - - 674.63 Due ftom Tax Collector on unpaid Duplicates of 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936 - None Due liom County for County-Aid None Due fiom County on Unseated Land Tax Due from County on unpaid tuxes returned 01 hen; filed 7,590 03 Due ftom Rentals of Machmeiy No-c Vnluc of Township Machinery, Fold l 1 /^ ton tiuck _ 80 /O Value of Township Real Estate (Townhouse, Building Lot, Lockup, etc) - -- - - -- -Miscellaneous, Hand Tools, etc. Total . _ - LIABILITIES State-Aid Maintenance for 1937 Oustandmg Bank Notes with Inlciest to Date Outstanding Township Bonds Outstanding Unpaid Vouchers Outstanding Payiolls Unpaid Bills Miscellaneous . _ __ None 10000 $9,971 27 Nonc None None Nont None None None Total Nont J R LAUGHLIN, r M RICIU:Y, IDA WALK. Tounship Auditois.

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