The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on February 5, 1938 · Page 1
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LAST E DITION PRICE 2 VOL. 36, NO. 70. Tho Weekly Courier. Founded July 17. J879. I Merced. Tho Dally Courier. Founded November 10. 1002. I July 18, 1320 The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. COiNNELLSVIL-LlS, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 5, 1D3S. EIGHT PAGES. WANT JAPAN TO DISCLOSE NAVAL PLANS U. S. Note Asks Specifically About Super- Battleships. NO IMMEDIATE REPLY GIVEN Charges Fake Agent Stripped iris in Office TOKiTO, Feb. 5.--Consultations of government leaders must precede any comment on inquiries regarding Japan's naval building intentions, officials said today in discussing a United States note asking for specific information whether Japan was building super-battleships. Heal Admiral Kiyoshi Noda, chief of the navy bureau of information, a s k e d whether Japan's secrecy might have prompted a building race, said: "Some hold that opinion. But although we do not publish our plans we are building entirely on a basis ot non-menace and non-aggression. If that policy is trusted, there is no reason for uneasiness. Our non- publication policy has not been maintained always but dated from the London naval limitation conference of 1936, from which Japan withdrew because of disagreement on relative strength of navies." Before publication of the American note, Vice-Admiral Mitsumasa Yonai, minister of marine, told parliament that Japan intends to pursue a watchful waiting policy toward British-American naval expansion but is ready to take effective measures if other powers develop "aggressive" navies. Admiral Yonai said that the Japanese navy believed that the American and British programs were designed to sound out Japan, and that hence the navy would await developments "within certain limits.' He commented that Japan did not intend to increase the number of its naval landing forces on its smaller ships. Asked whether the air force was sufficiently strong, he replied that normal expansion was satisfactory. Then a member asked Admiral Yonai whether capital ships (battleships) or airplanes were the principal navy weapons. He replied that the Japanese navy continued 'to consider airplanes as supplementary. ·WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. -- The United States demanded today tha the Japanese government say categorically on or before February 2( whether Japan is building or plans to build super-battleships in excess of 35,000 tons. The alternative, in event Japan fails to give a satisfactory reply, the note stated, would be that the United States would be compelled, in consultation with Great Britain and France, to consider construction fo themselves o£ super-battleships larg er than 35,000 tons and mounting guns larger than the present 16 inch calibre. The demand was contained in a note cabled to Ambassador Joseph C. Grew at Tokyo for presentation to the Japanese foreign office. The British and French govern ments are making like demands, thi State Department.said. "A preliminary consultation ha taken place and the British, French ' and American governments have do cidcd to approach the Japancsi government with a request for in formation," the department said. The United States, Great Britain and France arc signatories to th 1936 London, naval treaty which lim its the sizcfof warships they may- build to '35,000 tons and armaments to 16-inch guns, unless some othe power builds bigger and more pow crful ships. ' LONDON, Feb. 5.--Great Britain and France today asked Japan, in notes coincident with one of th United States, whether she is build ing battleships of more than 35,00 tons. The alternative to a satisfac tory reply is that the three nation must free themselves from the re strictions ol their 1936 London treat and build super-ships in self-pro lection. The British and American note arc identic in text, it was said here and it was understood that th French note was in similar if no identic terms. The foreign oflk issued the text of its note this after noon for publication simultaneous!, with the American note. The decision for coincident actio was reached at a scries of confer ences in which Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, French Ambassado Andre Charles Corbin, Herschel V Johnson, American charge d'affaire and the American and French nava attaches took part. Dedicate Skating Pool. MEYERSDALE, Feb. 5.--Meyers dale's community skating pool at th playground was scheduled to be ded: cated this afternoon v/ith William S. Livcngood, Jr., delivering th dedicatory address. An elaborat program was being carried out. Condemned Man ut Kockview. BELLEFONTE, Pa., Feb. 5.- Scheduled to die in the electric cha c-drly Monday, Walter Strantz toda was brought to Rockvicw Stat Penitentiary by Northumberlan county By United Press. HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 5.--Larry Crosby, brother of Bing Crosby, omplaincd to the sheriffs office to- ay that a man using his name and xsing as a theatrical agent was lur- ig girls into an office ond forcing icm to strip nude in the presence of groups of men, on the pretext of ubmitting them to movie tests. Captain George Conlreras of the hcrifT's office, who was making an nvcstigation, said he believed the OTiposcr might be trying to recruit iris for a white slavery ring in the East. Crosby, who operates a theatrical igency in addition to managing the Inancial affairs of his biothcr, the movie crooner, said his o:fice bad re- eivcd many complaints from molh- rs o£ the girls, who were subjected 0 rude indiginitics by the men. Crosby supplied the sheriff's office vith the name of the man he suspected of the venture. Sheriff's men vere trying to locate him. The girls were said to have been urcd to a luxurious suite of offices, vherc they were told ihey were be- ng tested for movie and r.idio work. They were induced to strip to brassieres and other scanty undercloth- ng and give dancing exhibitions. The upposed agent occasionally would crk off the? remaining clothes and submit the girls to further indigni- ies, the mothers complained to Crosby. Sheriff's deputies began a canvass of the homes of girls whose names were known to Crosby, to establish whether any of them were missing or might have been taken into white slavery. Last week, 10-year-old Jeanne kValtcrs, a Montana farm girl, appealed to police in San Francisco reporting that a white slavery ring had icld her prisoner in bawdy houses in several California cities for six months before she escaped. Miss Walters was enroutc from Montana :o Hollywood, hoping for a movie tob, when she fell in with compan- ons in San Francisco who lured her into the ring, she reported. Crosby's information, obtaincc 'rom the mothers, was that the men before whom the girls were exposed were represented to them as important movie and radio executives, IVhile they danced in scanty clothing, the man in charge of the ofllce walked among them, making obsctnc gestures of stripping off what little clothing they had retained. Other indignities occurred while the girls Continued on Page Five. Tightened Nazi Control Likely After Shake-Up By FREDERICK C. OECHSNER United Press Staff Correspondent. BERLIN, Feb. 5.--A tightening o Nazi control in the economic field may follow the drastic shake-up in the army, air force, foreign office ant diplomatic service, it was predicted in some quarters today. Strong hints that the process o 'amalgamation of the army and Naz party" had not been completed, and that there would be further moves were thrown out by Nazi party newspapers. It was indicated that a declaration on foreign and political matter which Fuehrer Adolf Hitler is U make to the reichstag February 2C might mark the end of a i reorganiza tion period. It was announced officially today that seven army and six air fore generals would retire February 28 It was admitted scmi-ofllcially tha the retirements were based on "dif ferenccs of opinion." With himself in full control of th entire fighting forces as chief o£ na tional defense, with the war ministc and the army commander in chic eliminated, with a switch in forcig ministers and the recall of three kc ambasadors, Hitler had effected wha some foreign diplomatic quarter called "a bloodless June 30." Bu Nazis, while admitting that th shake-up cleared an atmosphere o political tension, denied stoutly tha there was anything at all to suggcs in it a bloodless version of the drast] purge of June 30, 1834. It was generally felt that at leas for the present Nazi dominance i army and foreign policy had bee vastly strengthened, partly by "pro moling" certain conservatives, parti by frankly getting rid of some con servatives. White House Police Head Heart Victim By United Press. WASHINGTON, Feb. 5--Presiden Roosevelt led official Washington to day in mourning the death of Cap tain Clarence L. Dalrymplc, head o the White House police and a mem ber of the force for 40 years. Dalrymple, known as "Dal" Presidents of the United States sine 1898, died of a heart attack while 0 his way home last night. He wa 68. Ddlrymplc was a native of Steiib SIMONE SIMON CRITICALLY ILL Sunone Simon Critically 111 with pneumonia In Cedars of Lebanon hospital in Hollywood. Slmoae Simon, French motion picture player, tlghta for htr lifi. Minn Simon collapsed at the studios while working on a picture. BOY SCOUT WEEK OPENS TOMORROW WITH SERVICE AT FIRST M. E. CHURCH Church Battle At New Salem Looms Up Again UNIONTOWN, Feb. S--Additional problems face' the divided congregation of St. Mary's Greek Catholic Church, New Salem, with another election scheduled for Sunday to name a second set of officers for 1938 despite official appointments made two weeks ago to the same offices by the church's vicar general. Slate police have been asked to stand guard at the polling booths in the basement of the school, located on the church premises, for the election announced by the independent group which refuses to recognize authority of the bishop and his followers who are headed by Father Knapik, pastor of the church. The annual church election, originally slated for January 14, was postponed by State troopers when heated arguments threatened to extend to violence. Two weeks ago, following lengthy litigation in local courts. Vice General T. A. Zatkovich, Pittsburgh, in the absence of Bishop Basil Takach, appointed members to serve as the church officers during 1938. The independent group, including approximately 40 families, it was .said, refuses to recognize the appointees and announced an election for Sunday, after services, when it is proposed to name a set of officers for the same positions in the church proper. Followers of Father Knapik, said to number approximately 380 families, in turn refuse to rcconizc legality of the pending election and do not intend to participate, it was reported Friday. Officers chosen Sunday, however, will not be recognized by Father Knapik and his followers, nor by Bishop Takach, representing the pope. Child, Six, Unabi,fe ToTalkSince Birth, Utters First Sounds Whale, "Lost" in Bay At San Francisco, Threatens Shipping Uy United Press. SAN" FRANCISCO, Feb. 5.--Lookouts rode the ferryboats and the cry: Thar she blows!" resounded across San Francisco Bay today while a CO-fool whale splashed about the offshore shoals, a hazard to trans-bay navigation. The whMc, described by mariners is very old but not 'so wise, was rapped in the bay because it had lost the sense of direction accredited to ts breed, and could not find its way back to the Golden Gate, the only outlet to the open sea. 'She's covered wih barnacles and crazy as a loon," said Captain Louis L. Lane, an old-time whaler and now pilot aboard a Norwegian liner. She'd stave in a ferry or a tug that happened to foul her. They'll sometimes ram a ship when they're lost or trapped like that." The marine department of the chamber oC commerce has been receiving reports of the whale for three days. Warnings to small craft were posted and lookouts on the crowded (ernes that ply the bay were advised to be alert. Every nir.e minutes the whale comes up to spout. Lane said he passed "close by her," and seamen of other craft had "seen her from distance." It's a gray, or "California" whale. Lane said. They are plentiful in the north Pacific, uncommon this far south, and extremely rare in San Francisco Bay. UNIONTOWN, Feb. 5.--Experiments planned by nurses and au- horitics at the Fayette County Home (Tor hope that six-year-old Alice Harris may develop use ot her arms jnd hand and maybe her voice. Two little boys in the home were ntroduced to the Perry township girl. One she ignored, but the other pparcntly attracted her and the child watched his actions closely, millng wistfully as he laughtcd uproariously when a house of blocks .umblcd upon a bed. The mother told authorities the child had never cried, revealing she lad never had use of her vocal cords. Yet, when she was lured Into a bathtub Friday night, a novel experience for her, the girl forced tightened cries through her lips. Later she forced traces of a smile as a nurse dropped her into a clean bed in a sunny room. The child weighs 31 Vj pounds. Normal weight should be 54 pounds. Murphy Promises Special Session To Raise Relief Conncllsville will join in the opening of international observance Hoy Scout Week with a Seoul worship service Sunday ntcht at the First Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. Lawrence S. KHiott will have charge of the service with the Scouts pnrticipjung. County Scout Exccu live Milton R. Wjatt will give the Scout oath and law*. All Scouts scoutm-istcrs, troop cummittoomcn and district committee members ari requested to meet at 7-15 o'clock in the Sunday school rooms so ns to rtt tend the service in a body. El holt will preach on "Jems and boyhood." The week of February 6 to 12, inclusive, is in commemoration of the 28th anniversary of Scoutdom and Scouts all over the world will be cc- tivc in .special :,crvlcrs and celebrations. There nrc 500.000 Boy Scouts and 230,000 men scoutcrs in the United St.itcs. The service Sund.iy will be the first held under the direction and sponsorship ol Hie Conncllsville Dis- tricl Committee of Boy Scouts ard parents and friends of the Scouts arc invited to attend the anniversary opening. A junior choir of 50 voices, under the direction ot Miss Helen Grey, will render several numbers with Mrs. Dorothy Ilorner at the organ. Scout anniversary day program will be held Tuesday night at 7:30 o'clock in Immaculate Conception Social Hall under the direction of Troop No. 7. All troops are asked to bo present to renew the Scout oath and laws. There will be a father-son banquet Thursday evening at the Fiist Vnitcd Brethren Church. Good speakers have been arranged for and i court of honor will be ncld at which time Scouts will be presented tank and merit badges. Tickets for the dinner may be obtained from uny scoutmaster or Secretary Vandyke Humbert of the district committee. Room 407, Second National Bnnk building, or telephone 1374. There arc four organized Scout groups in Conncllsville as well as a newly formed Rotary Club tioop. Moral Recovery Must Come Before Economic, Landon Tells Churchmen WAR SCARE T A C T I C S C H A R G E D LaFollette, New Deal Supporter,. Raps M' ministration". DOESN-TLIKE .-' -.-.NAVY PROGRAM By United Press. DETROIT, Feb. 5. Governor Frank Murphy promised today, cftcr more than 100,000 unemployed auto workers and sympathizers demonstrated in Cadilac Square,-to-call a special session of the Michigan "Legislature, if necessary, to raise - additional relief funds. The demonstrators demanded 100 per cent increase in relief £nd a state moratorium on chattel debts, and threatened a city-wide rent strike unless the city council acted to reduce rents by 50 per cent. Pitt Coaches Resign. Resignations of Charley Bowser and Dr. Ralph Daughcrly, assistant football coaches at Ihe University of Pittsburgh, effective July i, have been announced. Don Hensley, Htmtington, W. Va., regular Panther cenler last year, succeeds Daugherty as coach of centers while Johnny Michclo:.en of Ambridgc, Pitt quarterback for three seasons, was added AS Quarterback coach. Ily United rrcn. CHICAGO, Kcb. 5.--Alt M. Landon, former Kansas governor and Republican presidential candidate in 1938, said today that the Nation mus have moral recovery bcfoic there can be an economic recovery. "By moral recovery," told 5,000 churcluncn attending the United Methodist Council, "I mean the development of all those cstcn- t als of character iuch as honesty, decency, square dealing, charity, 'aith in ourselves, in our fellow men and God." Landon s.iid solution of social and economic problems must be founded upon "moral and spiritual wisdom." Democracy can be retained only by vigorous and prophetic church, he said. 'The inspiration of religion ever urged men to struggle onward for their own improvement," he said. Christ taught that man must work out his own destiny. He knew that each individual would profit most, from the facts he learned for himself; consequently, he did not lay down a plan or fixed pattern for everything. He taught that every man must work out his salvation in his own way." "The only real security must grow out of the character o£ the individual." Charges ot cruel and barbarous trealment of a minor child and willful] neglect have been* made against Martha. Harris, 27, arid'h'cr father, David 'A. Harris, 54, both of Pcrry- opolis, before Alderman Fred Munfc. They posted $500 bond each for a hearing at 11 o'clock Monday morn- j. Informations were filed by M. J. Tcater, an agent of the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, who was accompanied by Chief Inspector I. M. Smith on an investigation of alleged conditions in the Perry township residence. The agents reported they found "a daughter, born out of wedlock six years ago to the Harris woman, to be suffering "greatly from undernourishment" and in a deplorable physical condition "on account of being kept a virtual prisoner in an upstairs room at the Harris home for the past five years." Mrs. Helen Reagan, woman probation officer, had been asked by the Pittsburgh agents to probe the charges of cruelly to the child and she had it removed to Uniontown Hospital Friday for a blood test. The child, without use of arms and limbs and suffering from sores at the base of her spine, according to the proba- WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.--Senator Robert M. LaFollette, P., Wis., usually a supporter ot the New Deal, charged today that war scare tactics · were being used to persuade Congress to approve "like a pig in a poke" a new and costly foreign policy. The Administration's proposed $800,000,000 naval building _ program in reality involves a change in foreign policy but one which has not been disclosed to Congress, LaFollette said. Calling for a clarification ot hints that the United States and British foreign policy has bcc:i coordinated, the Wisconsin Progressive strongly condemned any plan that would turn the Nation's. energies and money from the unfinished task of national economic rehabilitation. The question whether any- naval understanding exists between Great Britain and this country was left un- mswcred today, as week-end ad- ournmcnt temporarily halted the trms program hearing of the House *Javal Affairs Committee. Admiral Villiam D. Leahy, chief of naval ipcrations, refused to answer such a question in a public hearing on the gr unds that "it is- absolutely secret md vital, to the interests and de- cnse of this country." Three days ago, however, Chairman Key Pittman, D., Nov., o£ the Senate's powerful Foreign Relations Committee declared that he was certain the United States remained free of any understanding or agreement o consult with Great Britain in in- crnational affairs. La Folletto joined a determined bloc of senators seeking to force the Administration to explain its foreign policy prior to a vote on the naval appropriations bill. These will hold during the week. regular meetings All men interested in the Scout movement and any who may care to learn more about work are invited to attend. the Dies When Auto Hits Roller. GREENSBURG, Feb. 5.--Wilson M. Remalcy, 59, Export garage owner, was killed when his automobile collided with a steam roller on the Lincoln highway between Bcatty and Latrobe road Friday afternoon. ' Unlawful to Give Gas Free. HARRISBTJRG, -Feb. 5.--Public Utility Commission ruled that free service by natural gas-companies to property owners in return for gas and oil rights is n violation of the public utility law. The Weather tion officer, was later removed to the Landon' rd yctte County Home. Mrs. Reagan said two Connellsville doctors examined the girl and "agreed she had been suffering from rickets since an early age and showed visible effects f being terribly undernourished.' She indicated the child would be taken to the school at Polk. According to investigators, the child was taken to the children's lome at Uniontown three months after its birth on March 1, 1932. Less than a month later it was placed in a private home and then discharged nto custody of the molher. When applying for admission to the children's home, Miss Harris was quoted by authorities as saying a "75-year- old Perry township man" was the child's father. Charles H. Ealy To Seek Republican Senate Nomination Reports were current that State Senator Charles H. Ealy of Somerset would become a candidate for Republican nomination as United States senator. Friends were endeavoring today to induce the Somerset senator who is now serving his third term to permit the use of his name for the candidacy. Senator Ealy, who serves the 36th district thai embraces Somerset county, was born in Bedford county January 25, 1884, attended the public schools there and Bedford Academy University and the law school of the University of Pittsburgh. As far as could ba ascertained there arc no other persons as announced candidates for the senatorial toga now worn by James J. Davis. Cloudy probable occasional light rain tonight and Sunday, warmer tonight and in southeast portion Sunday, colder in northwest portion Sunday is the noon weather forecast for Western Penncylvania. Temperature Record. 1338 1937 Maximum 02 41 Minimum . . 34 20 Mean. 4.0 3U FOREIGN WAR VETS' BANQUET TONIGHT Approximately 200 persons will gather in the First Methodist Episcopal Church diningroom tonight for the annual banquet of Walter E Brown Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Major General Smedley D. Butler of near Philadelphia, retired commandant ot the United States Marines, and Controller Robert G Woodsidc of Pittsburgh, former com- mander-in-chlet of Hie Veterans ot Foreign Wars, will be the piinclp»: speakers. ' Dies ut Clurlcroi. ! Mrs. Josephine Hough Geho, 68, native of West Newton, died Thurs, day at her home at North Charlcro ' a f t e r a short illness. She leaver, bi childicn. The funeral service will be ' held Monday, afternoon. Miami Bond Refunding Methods Criticized in Grand Jury Report By United Press. MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 5.--The Dade county grand jury which for nearly three weeks investigated reports of corrupt city government in Miam and Miami Beach, levelled criticism today at Miami's bond refunding operations in its final report. The jurors presented their report to Circuit Judge Paul D. Barns. Five city officials had been indicted previously. With its final report the jury returned an indictment against a Miami Beach police officer, charging he dealt in stolen property, anc named 10 defendants in murder anc assault cases. The bond refunding activities of the Miami City commission drew the chief fire of the investigating body The jury found no evidence of corruption in connection with negotiations for the $28,000,000 city bond refunding program, but said it was "suspicious" of the circumstances. Meyersdaie Shirt Factory Gets Army Order; to Resume Special to Tho Courier. MEYERSDALE, Feb. 5.--Meyersdale's shirt factory will resume operations next week, Manager John C. Voerman announced. Sufficient orders for Army shirts have been received to insure opera tions for at least six months with an approximate monthly payroll of S2D, 000 to be distributed to 450 workers Crash Survivor Tells of Crew's Heroism in Water SAN PEDRO, Calif., Feb. 5.--A naval flier who survived the collision, of two bombing planes that cost 11 lives Wednesday night, told today how all seven men escaped from one plane before it sank in the ocean, and though all were injured, they threshed about in the water for half an hour trying to save each other. Only four of these seven were rescued and one of them died later. The seven men aboard the second plane died when it fell in flames: The planes collided during a squall while doing scouting duty for the fleet, in mimic war maneuvers. Aviation Chief Machinist's Mate D. B. McKay was the survivor quoted. Suffering from a fractured leg, he lies aboard the navy's hospital ship Relief in Los Angeles harbor-with two other survivors. His story came indirectly because interviews were forbidden by the navy. Slain Woman's Mother To Refute Wright's Sterilization Story LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5.--Paul A. Wright's mother-in-law will be called next week to rebut his testimony that he had himself stcrlized to safeguard the health of his wife, whom ho slew along with John B. Kimmel on November 9. Wright said he surprised his wife and Kimmel in an unnatural sex act, and shot them. One ot the defense assertions was that ho was emotion-. ally unstable because of the sterliza-' tion operation. Mrs. Edith McBridc, mother of the slain, 29-year-old Mrs. Wright, came hero from Detroit to testify for the state. Prosecutor Ernest Roll said he would ask her to quote a purported conversation wherein Wright said he underwent the operation because he wanted no more children. Stork at Hospital. "A son was born at 12:28 o'clock Friday afternoon at Connellsville State Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Chester Hiltabidel of Mill Run. Hospital Patient. Mrs. Ivy Kilgore of Kcisterville has been admitted to Connellsville State Hospital .'or treatment. Federal and State Inspection Of City Guardsmen March. 14 The annual inspection of Connellsville's two units of the Pennsylvania National Guard--the Medical Detachment and Howitzer Company-- will be on hand to watch the local guardsmen go through their-paces. Captain Orland F. Lcighty of the Medicos and Lieutenant Tweed H. will be held on Monday night. March Stafford of the Howitzers are prcpar- 14. Hccordmfi to \\oid received here, i ing the Kuaidsmcn foi the inspection Both Federal and State officers I which will be open to the public.

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