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PAGE FOUR. THE DATLY COURIER. CONNELLSVTLLE, PA. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1989. latlg Qhmrar rHE COURIER COMPANY _. ._ Publishers Jamas J. Driscoll _ President and General Manager R. A. Donegan __ Secretary and Treasurer Walter S. Stimmcl ..._ Editor Tames M. Driscoll _ Associate Editor J. Wylie Driscoll 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 $2.50 for six months by mail if paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the FostofRce, Connellsville, Pa. ,' MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 20, 1839 MOT THROUGH THE SAME EYES The President saes a new danger of -war across the seas. It is bo real Tie indicated lie might find it necessary to curtail his vacation cruise to the Caribbean, -where the maneuvers of the United States massed fleets are in progress Senator Borah, oldest member in point of service on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, laughs at the presidential fears; says there is no menace to us. Just another evidence of the lack of full and free expression between Mr. Roosevelt and the members of the Foreign Relations and Military Affairs committees. Whatever the outlook in Europe is, Mr. Borah remains firm in the conviction it is not our business. He ventures the assertion the totalitarian nations will "not put forth any threat against the United States or affecting the United States -which need shorten the President's visit," The fact the President took time out fov a fishing trip before embarking on his cruise to the tropics would indicate he is not much more worried than Borah. SQUABE DEAL DE3IASDED The Association of American Railroads has a good argument.in its demand that commercial transportation by public highways be compelled to pay its own way--which means a fair share of the cost of building and maintaining roads as well as a fair share of the general taxes which support government. But it is not getting anywhere, at least not very fast. The complaint is a just one. Federal and state governments build the public roads and give trucks free use of them. This is but one of the problems discussed in a booklet just issued entitled "For Better Times--a Square Deal in Transportation." The unfairness of the public paying the way of the truckers, while the rail carriers pay their own is the first issue. Others are: Commercial transportation on improved inland waterways should pay tolls sufficient to meet operating costs, ·which are now borne by the taxpayers, who in effect, are subsidizing the shippers. Every form of commercial transportation should be subjected to equal regulation, administered by the same public body or bodies. The obsolete existing rate-making rule, which now applies only to the railroads, should be replaced with a fair rule applying equitably to all carriers alike. The equally obsolete long-and-short-haul clause of the Interstate Commerce Act, which also applies only to railroads and not their, competitors, should be repealed. Operation of Federal barge lines, which was started as a five-year experiment 14 years ago and has caused millions in deficits to be paid by the general taxpayers, should be discontinued. The law governing consolidation of railroads should be revised so as to allow the lines to work out practical consolidation plans--which would be subject, of course, to the approval or disapproval of public regulatory authorities in. each case. \VHEJf HALF CENTORY-MAKK LOOMS Tell a man of 45 to 60 he is a has-been in the industrial fabric and he may be inclined to sock you just to demonstrate there is something left after 40. Nevertheless, industry stands accused of discrimination in favor of the young bloods. The result is there is a great deal of_- idleness all over the country among the older folks. The state of Connecticut, recognizing the reluctance of industry to employ persons who have passed 45, has taken steps to solve the problem, through the intervention of Governor Raymond E. Baldwin. The governor learned from the Ftate labor department that 32 per cent of the jobless were 45 or older and that 86 per cent of that number were men, many of them heads of families and skilled along numerous lines. Thirty-five thousand were said to be affected. The governor has a commission at work attempting to devise some means of remedying the condition. It will report to the Legislature in April. Connecticut is not alone in industrial discrimination. Many states are similarly affected, including Pennsylvania --another problem for Governor James. IJTDUSTRY HOLDING ITS OWN Industry continues to look up, as spring approaches. Steel markets have a better tone. A steady or upward trend in demand for most products, a gain of one point to. 55 per cent in the National eteelmaking rate and more strength in scrap prices in certain district contribute to an. improved situation, according to the magazine'Steel. The shorter month will work against February's comparison with January bookings, but the difference between the.two periods is expected "to be slight. In some areas miscellaneous consumers are furnishing a large share of latest gains in business. Steel users still are reluctant to order far ahead. The resulting large, number of small purchasers is preventing accumulation of mill backlogs, but the steady flow of such business is indicative of sustained consumption. Automobile companies are following a similar buying policy, ordering in relatively small lots but more frequently than was the general practice in past years. WBMAKIXG BABY'S FACE Making that little darling more beautiful if Mother is not satisfied with what Nature has done, by reshaping facial malformations o£ the new-born may be something for the not distant future. In fact a Montana dentist claims to have been doing that very thing for some time--several years. This experimenter says "any experienced dentist," using only his fingers and a small instrument, can reshape the pliable bones of the infant face within a half hour after birth. This was revealed before a meeting of the Philadelphia Dental Society, "the result of 16 years of re. sarch." If ever the bones are to be reshaped, early infancy would seem to be the time. ".SHIPS THAT PASS IN THE NIGHT!' NEWS BEHIN THE NEWS I WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.--The new | Public Works Administration, order changoth. Joe Keenan, as de-' But these possibilities and develop- voted an inside political worker as ments of a single day fail by far to Mr. Roosevelt lias had (including | express the real extent to which the Tommy Corcoran) has resigned as I naw order is under alteration. There Assistant Attorney General. 1 seems to be a widening feeling that _, The official reason was taken from ' after all there is likely to be less the form list of acceptable-excuses- , than two years o£ this business left, upon-rcsigning. Form Mo. 2 was and a man must look after his own used: "Mr. Keenan desires to recoup luture. Changes in Congress have his private fortunes." On the side, placed limitations and restrictions on officials sny righteous new Attorney | what a good reformer can do these General Murphy does not want; days. Prevailing winds are frankly "political personalities" in the judicial j discouraging to ardent advocates of branch of government, hence he has j causes. The President is pulling in no use for Mr. Keenan's politico- ! and relying more and more on friends judicial talents. This sounds inspir- to stick it out with him. New aping and convincing--until you turn j pointees are tightening up. A some- over to Page 5 jn your daily paper and find that at the very moment "political personalities" xvere banned, Mr. Roosevelt nominated Senator Berkley's campaign manager to be a Kentucky circuit judge. Looking elsewhere for more convincing reasons why Mr. Keenan bowed himself out, you will find that ho wouJd have made a good Ohio circuit judge, but the job was given two weeks ago to Dean Hcrschel Arend of Ohio University law school, Mr. Roosevelt promised Cummings the appointment for Arend, when Cummings retired. If Mr, Keenan, the man who selects judges for Mr. Roosevelt, cannot get a particular | one for himself, apparently he has j no way to go but out 1 j Wayne Taylor resigns as Assistant Treasury Secretary, He does not use the form list, or any excuse, but says he would be glad to serve the New Deal anytime in any other job. As what vague cleavage seems to be developing between those who want to stick'it out, and those who don't, or can't. As Otkers Think ANOTHER REMINDER (Grcensburg Review.) Every once in a while £or years now the American Federation of Labor has reminded the Nation that its greatest problem, that of unemployed millions, is still unsolved. It has come forward with, a reminder again, and with it is an appeal to the National Administration to remove from the path of industrial expansion "fear, lack of confidence, and distrust." The present reminder, as did the others, will give the New Dealers in Mr. Taylor's job was the handling of | Washington^ few uncomfortable mo- the stabilization tund and'the banks,' ~~ '"'" "' --""-*· J ·" "-- "' he might as well have said outright his resignation was due to a difference on policy with Treasury. What's What At a Glance STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Coiomnist. WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.--A friend of mine who holds o job on the Federal payroll (not a civil service job, but one he can be fired Irom with precious little ceremony) received a letter the other day that he thinks has quite a bit of political significance in it. It is on the engraved stationery of the "Democrat'c National Comn : ttee, National Press Building, Washington, Office of the Treasurer." Then follows the address (I can't give my friend's name, for obvious reasons.) "Dear Mr. Su-aml-So"-- Then the letter: "In a confeience with Chairman Farley yesterday (the letter's d.ite was January 31, 1939), wherein it was decided to submit to President Hcoseve'.t a financial report of the Democratic National Committee, we noticed, in going over our rccoids that you have not as yci completed your pledge made nt the t.mc of the 1838 Jackson Day Dinner. "Before submitting the final ic- port I thought it best to aak you once again if you do not want to liquidate this indebtedness. "Will you please let us have your prompt reply?" Thcn, after "Sincerely yours," comes the signature, manual and typewritlcr., of "Oliver A. Quale, Jr." Down in the lower left-hand corner of the page is the notation, "OAQjr/lf." 1 don't know what "If" means, but I can gucbs on "OAQjr.'' A Veiled Threat? "Now," asks my friend, " is there a veiled threat in this thing?" If he were not now on the Federal payroll it would not follow that there was such a threat implied, certainly. But he i: on the Federal payioll. Before he was on it he was a subscriber to one of those $5-dinners at $100 per plate which h a v e gone so far toward wiping out tho Democratic committee's deficits in trie near future. That is to say, that is what will ensue if the S100 subscribers wi',1 scratch up their subscriptions fas', and generally enough. This letter of Mr. Qualc. Jr.'s might hint that some of them arc a trifle derelict. A richer-than-mud subscriber ought to cough up his S100 speedily. Analy/o his crse, find it readily can be established that he did not get anything (directly) in ictuin for his subscription; it was just so- ciab.lity. But the little pcwee. like my friend? He got a Federal job. At the present juncture--:s he being asked to pay for it? The belief ,'s that thousands of his kind of letters are being broadcast. I can not prove thousands but I can prove one of 'cm. You can draw your own conclusions anyway. Our Foreign Relations. Our foreign relations are in a heck of a state, too. What cio our World War veterans think of the Administration's overseas policies? Well, a few days ago Major Ralph H. Case, a past commander of our groups of Legionsires, offered me a motto-"Lafayette, we were theic"' We were there once, and once was a great sufficiency. Don't miss the point. We were there. We've been there. 'Nough said. Generally we are isolationist--just our own continent. Grand!--if we can stay so. LIVING ABOVE INSULT We can be hurt by the malice and unkindncss of others just to the extent we allow ourselves to be and no more. Said Pascal, "1 wish that those who wish me harm had reached a state like mine, beyond the power of men to make or mar.' 1 Some people cannot be in- sulled, not because they are impervious to insult, but because they walk on heights too elevated to be hurt by that sort of thing. The person who is always getting his feelings hurt has some twist in his personality which enjoy« the self-pity derived Irom cherishing a slight. People -who complain over the treatment they receive and raise nn insistent wail over their sad and negectod state arc public nuisances who get that way because they arc selfisn and self-centered. Wholesome life turns out, not in. If you are constantly thinking about how badly you are treated, the chances are that a psychologist.--or most anyone well endowed with common sense --could point out to you, it you were but wil.ing to face it, an unbalanced emotional life which has its origin m your own self- indulgence. Get strong and healthy on the inside of your heart as Pascal claimed he did, and the slings and arrows o£ an outrageous fortune will not hurt you. All rights reserved--Babson N'ewbpapcr Syndicate. Sidelight' A. C. Brothers of McCoy Hollow h.sd nea; ly 800 pounds of cured pork stolen from his smokehouse and he has even' reason in the world to be Stray Thought* By S. M. DeHUFF m^nts of reflection, and then they will go merrily rolling on in their usual way. Surely some of these days the public will awaken to the fact that there Secretary Morgenthau on one of 'something serious m the AFL re- these two subjects. minders. But this obvious deduction is ob- Pres.dent Roosevelt has been m the Fiance, Taylor's scured, by word semi-ofncially passed around that their difference came over the sale of American planes to a matter entirely out of jurisdiction--and Morgen- thau's, for that matter. The insiders know Mr. Taylor half-way sided with the Eccles Federal Reserve crowd in their differences with Morgenthau over banking policies. A long and strong conflict has been about this, possibly the going on most important policy conflict o£ the changing New Deal, as it involves money olid credit policies--the two bellows which inflate or deflate everyman's kept exceptionally quiet, but the FDIC and RFC have been shooting sharply at each other lately. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is trying to stop the Reconstruction Finance Corporation pocketbook. It has been on the warpath. "I try to earn a j "y Dorsey's trombon ng ,-md Eddie living for my family, and that meat ] Duchin's piano playing. The degree represented sweat of the brow on a ° f affection a lot of parents hold for farm," he said. "It was to have been our year's supply o£ meat. Us folks up here aren't like some others who just sit around and then run to the relief office for help. We try to earn our keep by working and working hard. And now s couple of thieves put this extra burden on top of it all. If we had the money to buy another supply, it might not be so tough. But when you don't have it, you don't know where to turn." David H. Weiss, Monessen attorney and aisemblyman from the third \Ves,lmoi clfind county legislative district, took advantage of the legislative recess in Hainsburg by eloping to Cumberland, Md., with Miss Thelma Erody of Monongahela, his secretary. Weiss was named at a special election in 1937 to succeed C. Fred Mcptzcr, formo.-'y of Connetlsvillc, and v. as reclected last November for a two-year term. collateral. FDIC is supposed to be advising banks not to accede, to RFC policy. The whole matter of banking and credit policy is heading up into a knock-down-and-settle-it scrap, Mr, Taylor got out before he was carried or pushed. Monroe Johnson, Assistant Commerce Secretary, is missing, but no one has oeen sent to find him. Commerce workers tell each other their superiors hope he will not fail to go far and remain long. He was a Roper appointee and, therefore, would be expected to go, but he is also a Jimmy Byrnes man from South Carolina, their children is regulated to a ccr- j and as such, might well remain on tain extent by the way thoac same [ if his resignation were not expected. White House now for six years. Desp.to what else he might claim in the way o£ achivement, he must admit that the unemployment situation is as bad now or worse than when he took office. The truth of the matter is that leaders in the Roosevelt Administration talk little about the unemployment situation anywhere; it is an old story to them and they take it for granted. There are only two ways to get the idle back to work. One is for private industry to employ them; the other is for the Government to put them to work. The Roosevelt Administration has tried to put the unemployed io work by way of the Government payroll through WPA, PWA, CCC, NYA, and other agencies, but it has made only a dent in the unemployment rolls. Futlier- more, the workers who have gone on from forcing the banks to cash their I the Government payroll for from 530 to $52.80 a month have not been satisfied with their jobs. The Federal Personally, I wouldn't iwnp 15 minutes of Phil Baker's accordion melody for a whole evening of Tom- children conduct themselves--nnd rightly so. Things h o \ r come to a pretty pass when a feiiow has to whistle to keep himself company on Crawford avenue, between Brimstone Corner and Meadow line, ss early as 10 P. M on a nice week-day evening. Now that a Pittsburgh scientist has discovered J way to make paper out of grass, stiaw and cornstalks, it shouldn't be so long till farmers will be found feeding their livestock back date newspapers and magazines. And from away over in Cirnbr-rlnnd. Md., comes word from a Mr. W A. Burnworth that reading "Shay Thoughts" Co-eds should marry their campus su'cethcarts Mrs. Grace Sloan Overton of Ann Arbor, Mich., declared rt a lecture on marriage relations at the University of Pittsburgh. She said collegiate romances usually are successful. Research has shown, according to Mrs. Overton, that marriages of college sweethearts were based on relationships which "have the advantage of a similarity of interests, background and training." If the other usual marriage problems are adjusted, she contended, "se:r will 1 adjust itself in 90 per cent of the I cases." * TM » with him. To that list of forgotten folks add the name of Gypsy Rose Lee, Nationally known stup tease artist of scarcely more than a year or two ago. To be perfectly frank about it, I did better this year than ever before, in the way of receiving valentines. Let's go to press. Napoleon never smoked, but consumed seven pounds of snuff monthly. Another veteran o£ the Philippine Campaign answered the last call Wednesday at his home at Washington, Pa., in the person of W. Guy McWilliams, who far more than 40 years had been a member of the composing room force of the Obscner Publishing Company at Washington. Death followed a cerebral hemorrhage with which lie was stncker. three weeks ago. He was 63. At the time of his death he was foreman of the composing room of the evening paper, the Repoiter, where he had been | ever s.nce his return from the Philippines. Guy was a schoolmate of the editor of The Courier at the Uniontown Soldiers Orphans School at Jumonville. He was a regular attendant at the annual reunions of the former students--known as Sixteen- ers--and always took an active part. He served in the Philippines" with Company H o£ the Fighting Tenth. THE BLUE JAY Tlic fclue* j.iy ,s the soldier of the place In trim regalia gloilougly nr- As if turrcd out to go on drcb* parade: A sort o£ "Tommy Atkins/ in disgrace Until there comes a common foe to face Of which his gentler fellows aic afraid. Lict once an owl the neighborhood Invade And that, of course, is quite a different case. Some say the blue jay has no moral sens' 1 They do not like him loitering about In time 1 ; of peace and done v,tth all pretense They call the blue jay just a thieving lout I often wonder what would happen thourh If peace wcte threatened by the owl or crow. The Hopkins housecleaning In Commerce, while slow, will nevertheless Government might be able to put all of the idle to work if, like Hitler, jt forced .them to take jobs at from 25 to 50 cents a day. That solution hi America, however, is not likely. That leaves only private industry to absorb the unemployed. The bigwigs in Washington seem to realize now that private industry is the only hope for solving the problem, but still private industry fails to get the necessary encouragement and assistance to do the job. It becomes clearer that there will have to be an administration in ·Washington with a different phil- osop"hy of government before private- industry can tackle the unemployed be effective eventually, and half a problem and solve it. dozen other changes are certain. Lawrence "Chip" Robert, secretary of the important Democratic National Committee by day, a more important social leader of the New Deal from 4 P. M. on, friend of Presidential Secretary Mclntyre--Mr. Robert is arguing a slander charge in court against a Georgia legislator who said he was rolling in wealth. .. His finger in public works projects all over the U. S. Washington does not know much about the changes. The court will settle that, the Democrats here say. But you will hardly find a one who does not expect the publicity to bring Mr. Robert's resignation either from his political position Unemployed people must be coming more and more to that conclusion, after six long j-ears. It is likely that they will make themselves heard in the November 1940 elections, and institute a new order of things in the National Capitol. Factographs The government o£ Norway has been fighting syphilis for the last 25 years. or his business as head of an archi- fume, tectural and engineering firm. The One of the first articles exported from Virginia to England was per- two do not fit perfectly at a time There are over 5,000,000 Masonic when billions are being spent by the members in the United States. SALLY'S SALLIES He was a Mason, an Elk, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the United Spanish War Veterans. Just five weeks ago Mr. and Mrs. McWilliams moved inio a fine brick bungalow they had built. The nickel contains more copper than the cent. It is 75 pel' cent copper. Bad luck and poor judgment are twins..

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