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February 17, 1939

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 4

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PAOE FOTTR. ·rue: UAII..Y c x n ' K i K i t , . PA. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 193H. (lilt? Satlg Qkmrte/ THE COURIER COMPANY James J. Driscoll .... R. A. Donegan . Walter S. Stimmcl James M. Driscoll I. Wylie Driscoll . . L. Publishers ......-- President and General Manager Secretary and~Treasurer Editor -- . - - . . _ . . : Associate Editor ... Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OP _ ·:_ . 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; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Postoflicc, Connellsvilie, Pa. FBEDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY-17, 1330 SOMETHING AEW UNDER SU r These are great days in the realm of discovery. In Pittsburgh, there -was demonstrated this week a process for the recovery of newsprint and other paper by the elimination, of the ink which hitherto had prevented its re-use by newspapers and book publishers. In New York announcement 19 made of" the development of a process for separating minerals from ores--iron for example--which will reduce the cost of one operation from $20 to five cents--a nickel. A third development is that of a delicate instrument so sensitive that by the use of gravitation and other forces it will locate and weigh a vein of ore in a mountain range, veins of lead or other minerals. The appeal in the paper recovery process is that tho cost of white paper will be reduced $15 to $20 a ton, while the tensile strength, of. the web running through the presses is increased. Another advantage is that the paper may be used over and over indefinitely. The iron ore process may some day result in renewed activity in Western Pennsylvania mountains-, which are underlaid with iron ore. A hundred years and more ago iron furnaces dotted Fayette county. Ore was smelted by the charcoal process. The rains of the furnates are to be found at several places about Connelisville. Discovery of great veins in the Lake Superior region made the old operations here unprofitable. But as recently as a half century ago ore mined or quarried at Mount Vernon in Bull- skin township was transported by a narrow guage railroad to Greenlick Junction with the Baltimore Ohio for use at a foundry at Scottdale. The instrument referred to will be useful in determining the location and quantities of ore, if operations are resumed in local mountains. · It is interesting-to note that experiments with, the iron separation process were conducted in Pennsylvania --at Shenandoah, Schuylkill county. Other important industrial uses suggeste.d are recovery of anthracite coal from huge mounds of refuse which have been accumulating for nearly a half century; also separation of radium from, pitchblende and other minerals in which it is found. The day of discoveries is just coming into its own. ' BACK TO THE HOME AGAIN Others have warned from time to time that the home Is the place to begin the battle against crime, but Judge J. M. Braude of the nationally famous boys' court in Chicago puts it in another way. Says he: "Crime prevention in America must begin in the high' chair, not the electric chair." It has been fairly well demonstrated that the electric chair, the gas chamber and the gallows are not very good deterrents. Pennsylvania's record substantiates that assertion. Some 275 persons have gone through the chair at Eockview since that form of execution was adopted in 1915. So the logical place to look for educational criminal reform is the home. And there are found many obstacles. "Most parents," says the Chicago jurist, "don't know how to raise children. They aren't prepared for it._ They don't know what to do when something goes wrong." Therefore he points to parental ignorance and unpreparedness as the hasic causes of crime. Most boys and girls are not bad. But like a few.drops of oil in a batch of bread ruins it, a few of tho criminally inclined can infect a large number of others:unless theyare" prepared in the home to guard against the danger. Judge Braude offers this advice to parents: "When your youngster, instead of saying, 'Hello, Daddy,' or 'Hello, Mother,' says 'Stick 'em up' or 'Don't make a false move,' don't laugh it off. You may have a very bright and alert youngster, but he has given you something to think about." CRIME RETURNS AT THE I/OWEST Computing the life of the average farmer at 60 years, his value during the working span of that period should range from ?40,000 to 550,000. Statisticians disagree as to the amount. Juries do the same in damage suits. But at any rate it is considerable--too much to be wasted. Across the Canadian border at Winnipeg the other night three tillers of the soil--41, 29 and 32 years old expiated the murder of a woman on the scaffold. They were convicted of beating her to death during a robbery. It netted them $20, not apiece, but for the trio. Of all the stupid things to do. Yet every time a young man or a young woman is involved in a holdup, they expose themselves to a similar penalty. Murder committed during a holdup is of the first degree, whether intentional or incidental. And to think what those three Canadian farmers pair! for a crime involving two 10 dollar bills; and what the cost ·will be to their dependents. STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. OXE IDOL STILL Chromatius, a heathen, many j centuries ago wanted very much to be healed of a malady and sent for a certain Christian teacher who, he was told, could heal his disease. This teacher explained to Chromatius that the first thing necessary, if he would benefit by the true religion of Christ, would be that he must destroy all the idols in his house. Chromatius gave ready consent and brought many idols out into the courtyard and destroyed them. But there was no difference in his malady, and it seemed as if the healing power at the Christian religion had failed on that occasion. But the Christian teacher suspected that Chromatius was keeping something back; and so AU rights reserved--Babson Sidelight* CHERISHED " he was, an idol of bealen gold which he greatly cherished. And the story goes on to say that no healing was effected until he brought that idol out and destroyed it also. All o£ which, whether it be truth or fiction, illustrates this truth, that spiritual power is definitely.withheld so long as we refuse to cast the last idol out of cm- hearts. The price of salvation and of the peace which follows it, is surrender. Like Chromatius, people are so often willing to sacrifice every idol except one which they cherished to their hearts. Only when this last debasing idol is cast out does the power of God rush do\vn over our lives like the waters of a mighty stream. Newspaper Syndicate. eeting the Connelisville Chapter oil "'" c n ] an . aie he tank Walton League voted ^^,1^ Joe Critchflcld of Confluence has the endorsement of practically every spoilsmen's oiganization in these parts for n vacancy on the Board of fish Commissioners. At its last mi I unanimously in favor of him. Previously the Fayctte County Fish and Game Protective Association ar,d the Southwestei n Division of the Pennsylvania Federation o£ Sportsmen endorsed linn. That solid backing should have some weight with Governor James. That Joe 15 an able man, qualified for the position, lucre is no doubt among those wiio know :u'm and have been associated with lim. \W hat's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Feb. 17.--Demotic managers are just getting fairly Stray Thoughts By S M. DcHUFF Emory K. Kristot, whom many cre tWill remember as manager of the Orpheum Theatre after it was taken over by the present lessees, is now with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. He is covering this area as representative of the publicity department. When not thus engaged he is attached to the engineers. His publicity duty is to acquaint the public with the advantages that will result from building the dream or super highway from Irwin to West Middlesex--usually referred to as Pittsburgh to Harrisburg. Mr. Kristof gave an illuminating talk Thursday before the Rotary Club. West Newton experienced a shock Tuesday night when news came that Verne Blackburn, 37, well-known man of that place had been arrested" after an attempted holdup in Pittsburg, his offense gravity because assuming added loaded gun was found on him. A reputable citizen of the community, they were unable to account for his act. And they were puzzled_over a note he pushed through the grating o£ a loan office reading: "I am forced to do this by gangsters." The note demanded 52,500. While the girl at the window demurred, saying she did not have that surttj and while she played for time, office attaches seized and disarmed Blackburn. With the Saltlick township "child bride" still the topic of animated discussion, another crops up at Greensburg, in which the court puts its sanction on a 15-23 mating. Under an order by Judge Daniel J. Sayder of the ^Westmoreland orphans court, Nellie Marie Yeager o£ near Bolivar is given permission to marry Norris y. Deemer of the same locality. There was no effort on the part of the principals to make the girl "of age." Under the law it was necessary to have a court order, despite the approval o£ the parents. They joine'd in petitioning the court to approve the marriage. As Others Think URGES PATIE.VCE (Greensburg Review.) While State Republican Chairman James F. Torrance was speaking at the Lincoln anniversary dir-ner here Monday night, he took a brief portion of the time allotted to him to comment on a subject which is holding the interest of many active Republican workers--the subject of patronage or State jobs. If any of the workers who are after jobs were under the impression that there was going to be a speedy and wholesale turnover of the State payroll, they must have had it corrected by the remarks of Chairman Torrance. tie made it plain that the primary aims of the James Administration are economy and restoration of sound and constructive government in Pennsylvania. Eventually Democrats on the payroll will be replaced by active Republicans. "This, I assure you, will be done, but it will be done in an orderly way after careful thought and study," said Mr. Torrance. He then urged those who are seeking jobs "to be patient." The general interpretation of his remarks here was that Republicans are going to get the jobs all right, but Republicans who get the jobs are going to be qualified to fill the positions and render SI in service for every $1 of pay. If Governor James is to put the government of Pennsylvania on a business basis, he will have to have people on the payroll who earn their pay. The Earle Administration unseated .holdover Republicans, who had seen many years of service and were well Qualified, with almost lightning-like rapidity and not much attention was paid to the qualifications of those hired to replace them." As a result, that Administration found itself in a sorry mebs before its tei-rr. had expired. It was the taxpayers who fooled the bill for enlarged and inefficient State personnel, and they demonstrated last November 8 they I c'.id not care for lh»t kind of govern- ' merit. The James Administration got its mandate on November 8', it knows what the taxpayers want, and it is trying its best to give it to them. The James Administration has already eliminated about 2,000 State jobs, a great many of them good- salaried positions, on ihe grour.ds that they are an unnecessary burden on the taxpayers. There are still many thousands of jobs a%'ailab'.e for qualified Republicans, but, from all indications, if there are any under the impression that a State job under Governor James will be u pension uith little or no work, they would do well- to change their ideas and avoid grief later on. f assessing the damage resulting from the recent controversy between President Roosevelt and Senators Glass and Byrd over that Virginia Federal court appointment. While it was raging the' excitement was such thnt bystanders could not accurately estimate the .extent of the incidental dsctruction.l That there would be considerable was all they could be sure of. Tho other day, however, the dust having settled a little, the bosses called a party caucus to consider the situation. A major party caucus is quite an event. When one is called it means that that party has something on its mind to think about super-seriously. A caucus is more or less confidential. Most of the news leaks out, but it is unofficial. Well, the unofficial news of that particular caucus was of a nature to make congressional Democrats, ever since, wear pretty glum faces. The fact is, the prospect of 1940 is beginning to worry them. Heretofore they have not really worried. They have recognized that their political faction was badly disrupted, but they have felt tolerably confident of getting things sufficiently patched up by next year to get away with at least another administration. Now they are not so sure of it. At that, though, Capitol Hill is npt such a sad place. The Republicans are happy enough to counteract almost any amount of Democratic despondency. Bi-Iatcral Misery. The trouble with the Democrats is that both wings of them arc wretched. 2. There's the Roosevelt or New Deal wing, of course. 2. And (here's the Democratic anti-New Deal wing. I think I'd say that Vice-President Garner has been its leader. Maybe its co-leaders today are Senators Glass and Byrd. Glass, past 80, naturally can not last long, but Byrd can; maybe he will inherit the whole Glass-Byrd leadership. But how much good will it do him? On that issue of the Virginia Federal judicial appointment Senators Glass and Byrd unquestionably made a Roman holiday out of President Roosevelt. First they licked his appointee. That was a technical decision in their favor. Indeed, it was more than a mere "decision." A 72-to-9 vote against the White House rated as a ·*knockout.' Then ensued the exchange of correspondence between Roosevelt, Glass and Byrd relative to the judici; appointment. I do not believe anyone can dispute that the senators, on moot court grounds, properly attended to the President. Possibly it was unfair--two senators versus one President. The President spoke. Senator Glass answered. At that point the President ought to have rebutted. He was not given a chance to do so. Senator Byrd followed up Senator Glass, without giving the President a look-in. Having had a modicum of legal education, I ask of lawyers: "How about this?" Who Wins? Thus, who wins? Senators Glass, Byrd et al win, in a way. But they do not regain control of their party--U it is their party. The other fellows retain control of it, if it is their party. In short,'whose party is it? Which party is which? The Republicans have got cohesion but they are in a minority. The Democrats are in an overwhelming majority but are split every which- way. Republicans Have Party. The nub is-The Republicans,' disorganized as they are, have got a party. The Democrats have not. There ought to be two new parlies. They ought to combine acd reemerge. There was no state funeral for Tom W. Baxter--except in the minds, thoughts and hearts of the many of us who knew the sincerity, kindness and generosity of his valued friendship. Just to show how low-brow I really am in some things, a fellow who talks like W. C. Fields, another who always says: "Hello there, Johnnie!" and still another who answers to the name of "Rochester," are my three favorite radio comedians even though I've never heard or seen .heir redl name?. A letter of which I am exceedingly proud: My Dear Mr. DeHuff: I have too much sympathy with the trials and tribulations of the man or woman who produces a daily column to take offense at any play which my name and appointment suggests. And again, I do not know that I should be offended at the use you made of it. I am equally in sympathy with your reaction to the artificial emotionalism and the high pressure publicity of movieland. Your comment in The Daily Courier is a tribute to the work of public administrators who meet their tasks without too much ado. With kindest personal regards, I am Very truly yours, (Signed) S. M. R. O'HARA. Again, thank you, Madam Secretary of the Commonwealth of the great State of Pennsylvania. Let's go to press. The United States government Department of Interior is cooperating with Chile, Argentina, Uruguay anc Brazil in an exchange of plants-trees and flowering shrubs for city parks. THE NEWS By-PkULMALLON WASHINGTON, Feb. 17.--Suave official language is only half-concealing the fact that Congress has quietly but definitely eased itself out from under the Roosevelt thumb. No dramatic issue, except relief, has yet arisen to advertise the situation to the public. The leaders have been staving the big ones off as much as possible. Few Belligerent speeches are being publicly made. Yet underneath the surface, it is increasingly clearer that a large number of Democratic congressmen have determined to go their independent way--silently as long as possible, belligerently if necessary. They are in a peculiar political mood. They do not desire to tweak their leader's nose or fight White House recommendations unless they are forced to, but they will not be driven into line for most of the measures the White House wants. If it's rebellion, it's whatever kind of a rebellion Mr. Roosevelt chooses to make it by the methods he chooses. You can see this in what has been happening in the House. Two hundred Democrats turned out for the caucus at which Floor Leader Sam Rayburn pleaded for a larger attendance on the floor during debate and at roll calls. Twenty minutes after the caucus broke up, there were only about 100 crats had been present. Most observers doubt it. They know a number of the absentees at the Gilbertsville vote did not want to be present to vote against the President and the leadership. A walkout was preferable to casting a rebellious Vote. Seasons for this new mood are apparent. A Democratic congressman's future no longer rests upon Roosevelt favor. Few expect the Fiesident to be on the same ticket with them in 1940. Naturally, therefore, they are more inclined now to look out for their own welfare, to think for themselves. All know, too, since the last election that symptoms of a change of popular sentiment are evident in, the country. No one knows the scope or conclusion of'it yet. Mr. Roosevelt's chances of getting his party men back in line there, appear to be remote. The Vice-President, at his dinner party for Mr. ^Roosevelt, informed House Republican Leader-Joe Martin that he would rather have that job than any other right now. Martin asked why. "Because of the opportunity you have for organizing your fellows," replied Garner, mindful of the happy days when he was a minority leader of an eager, unsplit and unspoiled Democrats present at the opening of Democratic delegation in the House. the session of the House. The leaders are attributing the walkouts to carelessness. They say they could have saved the Gilbertsville dam appropriation if all Demo- "Don't tell him that," broke In Speaker Brnkhead. "He has them too well organized already." So he has. Republican legislators Continued on Page Fourteen. Factographs The United States flag is popularly referred to as the "red, white and blue." The French flag has the same colors, but is known "Blue, white and red." as the It's still an unusual sight to see i women and girls over 12 years old I unveiled in the French North African FISHING SCHOOL (An eastern college announces a course in fishing.) Not out of book* In musty nooks By study and reciting Can a youngster learn To wbat flies to turn When the Maytlme trout are biting; Not in the gloom OC a stifling room With scarcely an hour of aunr.ing Can a lad be shown How baits are thrown When the pickerel are running. Oil, never that -way For monthly pay Are fisher-boys grown And properly educated. Some man must take To stream or lake The boy thnt Ijas started v/ishlng Tor the Uirl!!s divine Dinked to rod and line And teach him the art of fishing. cities like Algiers, Tunis and Casablanca. The arrangement of flowers is an important branch of education in Japan. It is taught in elementary schools, and also in colleges. 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