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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Monday, February 7, 1938
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--FOUR THE DAILT? COURIER, CONNELISVTLLE. PA. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 193S. latlg THE COURIER COMPANY . James J. DnscoU R. A. Donccan __--_-__ Walter S. Stimmel James M. Driscoll J. Wylie Driscoll Publisher . President and General Manager Secretary and 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 HATES- Two cents per copy: 50 cents per month; $5 per year, or $"JJO for six months by mail if paid in advance. . _ Entered as fecond class matter at the Postomcc, Connellsville. Pa~ . . r. »" . - MONDAY EVENING, UUSENT3SS 2TOST SPEAK "When labor is socked on the jaw Its temper flares. It strikes back. Its methods are sometimes questionable, but usually they produce results. Not so with business.. A{ least that is the "way William A. Thompson, director of of. the bureau of advertising of the"~Ameiican Newspaper Publishers Association, put it up to the Chicago Federated Advertising Clubs. Mr. Thompson rubbed it in on business rather thoroughly in these words: -----"if-Ampricjin hiirnnf-Ka has added nothing to its fame in the past'few years, It certainly has shown an astonishing aSilily_to;take punishment- The way it has absorbed soolts oiKthe jaw without" developing any aggressive interest in blocking or trading punches reminds one of that imported gladiator, Joe- Beckett. Joe spent most of his time in the prize ring lying on his back watching the ceiling, thereby earning'the title bestowed on him . . . the Horizontal Champion." '·' American business has seemed to prefei the horizontal position and as a. result has "taken a terrible beating at the hanas of third and fourth rate performers." It now seems to be rousing from its lethargy. The pandemonium that broke loose in the "little business" conference in Washington in the effort of each of the hundreds of delegates to get his ideas across to the presiding officer is some evi- · dence. Mr. Thompson points the way out in these closing words: * '^Maligned Business leaders have at hand tie mighty weapons of truth, intelligence and experience with which to light misrepresentation, muddled thinking and muddy theories.' They have tie means to use these weapons legitimately and thoroughly through advertising. "There are plenty of symptoms the public is becoming fed up with denunciation of business, it you can judge by the stronger doses of abuse which the demagogues now cm- ploy to get attention. There is plenty of evidence the public will at least consider the truth. If reputable business men, sensing this receptivity, will now put advertising to work to sell their institutions with the same vigor they have used to sell their products, they can make this land once again safe for enterprises, initiative, ambition and work." GETS SAVAI/ TO/TMATUX If Japan insists on a naval race with the great powers of the world it will find them at the starting line and in better fettle than the Nipponese. The American Navy Department has from time to time received information that Japan is secretly building battleships exceeding In size and power any of those in the American, British, and French navies. To put Toyko on record the United States and Great Britain addressed identic notes to the Japanese government with a view to having the reports affirmed or denied. France addressed a similar note. "The American government has . . . decided that it tvlll be necessary to exercise its right of escalation unless the Japanese government can furnish . . . v assurance and can satisfy the American government that it will not, prior to January 1,1943, lay down, complete or acquire any vessel which, does not conform, to the limits'* of tho naval treaty among the U. S., Britain and France, which Japan denounced. The Japs are given until February 20 to reply. If the reply is xmaatisfactory, consultations among the three powers party to the treaty will be begun, with the prospect of greater and stronger naval establishments. The proposed Increase in American naval armament is, of course, only m the formative stage. It is up to Congress to decide whether the present naval strength is sufficient for national defense. The President's program Is not to go unchallenged. That Japan is not in position to engage in a naval race is indicated by reports of financial stringency coming from the Orient in recent months. There is also to be noted the increasing difficulty in raising armies to carry on the conquest of China and recurring reports of left-wing activities within the domain. of-lhe.SbJa.of Heaven. ~ KOUTE 81-BEING 2»EGI/ECTEI Among *0ie stretches~of_main highway in deplorable condition'"anfl-in-most-urgent need of improvement is that on Route Slnfrom Jones MiUrtoward Bakersville. -The Somerset pemocrat'denounces the policy that has delayed thisimportantavork. "Cement "stolen" from Route 31 to take~care"ortHe"LincoWTHIgh,way has been responsible, the paper "declares. _ _ "-' · There ft also 'a. V(5ry*-badTf,ection of this road between Mount Pleasant "and La-uxelyHte. Motorists of the region affected would bo greatly l-elieved if the Highway Department were to ae'e that there 1 Js early-action. The Connellsville-Country Club-I/aurclvilie Improved highway is m the last stages of completion, jnst south of tho junction with Route 31 at Laurelville, emphasizing the need of the road to Somerset getting immediate attention. Thjrty-one is tin link between Somerset and Mount Pleasant and the towns that He nearby, among them Scottdale and West Newton. From Somerset to Bedford the highway is one of the best in the State This should be an incentive to close up the unimproved gaps. Known as the Glades road, Route 31 is noted for its scenic beauty. -,,- -DISCIRUJTE FOB CARELESS HO'TERS Tidteeding on_the assumption that safety education m hunting is as desirable as In any other activity, the State Game Commission has taken steps to discipline persons involved in hunting accidents last season. More than 100 persons Imolved will be cited to show cause why hunting and trapping privileges should not be revoked. The director of the commission'b buieau of protection, W. C. Shaffer, has started hearings, which will be conducted in 45 counties affected. Many hunters, the commisjiion records show, suffered from self-inflicted_wounds, jvhlch _would be considered a reflection on proper care amnnrheren.ce to educational rules laid do\\n _ Not only it, the careless hunlor a~men.i.o to limis-olf but to those about him in \\oocis ami fields \ITTLE MAN, WHAT NOW?" oo MUCHJKITER In the Day's News Brief Comment i.n Current Events Here and There. Tliis might be directed to the ministers of the city. If you \vant to fiet out the bojs and girls to night services, or any other, organize a choir such as that which sang inornlng and evening at the First Methodist Episcopal Church Sunday. Braving rain for the Boy Scout Anniversary service Sunday night there were 48 boys and girls of junior age m gowns and -white surplices. They sang three numbers as a whole, while a chorus of 12 boys contributed another number. They sans well. They made a fine appearance The best way to interest anybody in church work is to gite him or her something to do The right chorj ivas btruck in calling on these boys and girls to lend their \ oices in service They can be made to keep it up year after year with proper encouragement. Point Marion has lost an old-timer In the death of Will L Stewart at the age of 81. He was the town's first postmaster. For many years he was engaged m the mercantile business. Ho also served .is justice of the peace Answering the call of the balmy South he ucnt to Florida in 1820 and remained there until year ago. Spimgmg into nction after period of inactivity, the Mount Pleasant Board of Health has started early in Its cnmp.«ign to clean up the town. It aslws the cooperation of citizens in having ashes removed from back yards and allejs. Usually this is delayed until spring. By doing it regularly there will be less effort later. Dr. William If. Robinson has been reelected president of the board. Seeing the orders are obeyed devolves on the health officer, Chester Whetsel. The drive for funds to pay off the debt on Dunbar's fire truck is "ncaring completion," The Courier correspondent writes, attaching a considerable list of new subscribers to the fund. When the last report was made the firemen lacked about $500. Your Income Tax Deduction for Business Expenses. Deductions for business expenses form a large item m the return of many taxpayers and must have certain qualities to be allowed. Such deduction must be for nn expenditure in connection %vith the maintenance and operation of the taxpayer's business or business properties; it must be an ordinary expense and it must be n nccebwiy expense. In insisting upon the latter qualifications, the Bureau of Internal Revenue is upheld by the Board of Tax Appeals and the courts Ordinary and necessary expenses are only those which arc usual and essential m the case of similar taxpnycrs, "and do not include cxtraordiniry and noncssen- tial expenses" Typical business expenses of mercantile Cbtabhsbment are amounts paid for advertising, hire of clerks and other cmplojes, rent, li^ht, heat, watci, stationciy, stimps telephone, pioperty insurance, and delivery expenses. The expenses of a manufacturing business include labor, supplies, repairs, light and heat, power, selling cost, administration, and other similar chirgcs The firmer may deduct all necessary expenses incuircd m the production, including labor, cost ot seed and fertilizer used, cost of minor repairs to farm building (other than 1* 3 dwelling}, and small tools used up in the couisc of a jear or two A taNpajei may conduct more than one business and claim the busmen dc- d ctionb of each What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Fcb 7--Rentals, some authorities say, arc advancing or arc on the point of doing so. It is an argument In favor ot individual home building--the housing program. Do not pay rent Build, and sa\c money. That's the lheor\ I wish rentals would advance. It would verfy my Judgment 1 do not piy any on my house J own It That Is to say, I hold title to it. I am footing the bill for it on the in- stalment plan As explained by the real estate salesman, the scheme has an appearance ot plausibilitj. The monthly Instalments arc a bit less than monthly rental rates would be. Besides, the instalment buyer is paying an equity in toward ownership of his property, which ultimately will belong to him--if he li\es long enough. He has however, an initial down- charge to meet, tying up that much of his capital. His instalments also bear interest. He is soaked for taxes And insurance And upkeep. And fuel and utilities--which most apartments furnish gratis. The total is considerably higher than If he were a tenant. But it rentals would only bulge sufficiently' Why, then the instal- ment purchaser, whose impost is fixed by contract, would be able to gi\c the laugh to the tenantry. I hope they do, by gra\y! DK. FRANK WKONG? Dr. Glenn Frank denounce* the Roosevelt Administration as Fascis- Oc. This is not yet consistent Fascism notoriously is pro-big business. So is Nazi-ism, for that matter. It is common talk, that Italian big business backed Mussolini and that German big business backed Hitler. In both countries centralized government largely ended unemployment. Both countries largely lost their liberty. Yet Mussolini and Hitler alike created a certain sort of prosperity. Accordingly, if the New Deal is Fascist, why hnsn't it created a similar sort of prosperity here? Yet Dr. Frank's complaint Is that that is just what it hasn't done. Could It Be A Ford? By A D Blair Daddy cot us an Auto-mo-bile. But mother call* It a bus. And It runs like the dJckrn* Though It makes an auluj lusa It'* loose In every Joint And rattles awful loud, But uo don t care for thai So It keeps up v.-ilh the ciowd It'* a reil old knoOter When the engine really strains And announces to the world Its man aches and pains It n got gai on its stomach And colic In its tires And oud think ltd blow (is head oft The way the thing backfires It* got plugs In Its heid And · rumble In i(» rear And from what dncjdy saj^ Its a son-of-a-fiun to sictr. We surely like It though For Its the only one we've cot And I know It does the best It can. From the way It sets so hot Daddy wants to Get H Inspected Before the Slate cops come round, Tor if they c%cr hear it knockln They It surely run u* down. Facfographs Improved mortality r,tlcs .imong the white population of the United States since 1900 are acsponsibue for the annual saving of moie thnn 750,000 lives, insurance statisticians estimate. Of the 160,000 practiunK attoincys in the United States, 30,000 belong to the American Bar Association. The cost of public education in the United States is approximately seven cents a day for each person over 21 Unles-i the current birth rate Is raised, U. S. population ncvei will exceed 138,500,000 statisticians believe. Haiti, with an erea of 30,204 square miles, has a population of 2,200,000 Its neighbor, the Dominican republic, has merely 1,200,000 Inhabitants In its 19,332 square miles. Annual consumption of sugar In the United Siitei has risen from 30 pounds per person in 'S37 to ap- pioximalcly 100 pounds per person in 1337. Today in Washington By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON. Fcb 7.--Saturday vas the urst anniversary of the pro- cntatlon to Congress by President Roosevelt o£ his now-famous message sklng that the Supreme Court of he United States be enlarged to 15 members so as to Infuse "new blood" n'- the highest court in the land. The proposal took nearly seven months o£ time for debate and prac- ' illy side-tracked the public business, of the Congress, but was dc- cated in the end m the Senate by a ·substantial vote. Will historians, add anything to that laconic record? Some will contend that the President somehow got what he wanted. Such an Impression is widely prcva- cnt in Congress Itself. For, i£ Mr. looscvelt wanted to "pack" the court vith his /n Justices, then the re- iroment ot two veteran justices and the appointment of two new justices ;upposcdly gives the President a 'majority of the court." Such statements arc, indeed, a reflection on all the justices who sit on the court because of the implica- :ion that the tribunal is a legislative r political body. True enough, .hero are differences as to how the Constitution should be construed, and these have given rise to the classifications "conservative" and 'liberal," but it remains to be seen whether these terms will stick throughout the years, cspecialy as recent decisions, sharply increasing centralized power and Federal control, are examined in lutcr years when people struggle against gov rn- mental tj ranny or when, us Mr. Eoosevclt himself once said, the same instrumentalities of power become shackles in the hands of an autocratic / dmlnistratlon and when there is no longer a "people's government" in office. Two vacancies on the bench--retirement of Justices Van Dcvanter and Sutherland of the so-called conservative group--have enabled Mr, Roosevelt to place Justices Black anc Reed on the court. One is a self- conscious radical, with his dissenting opinions already reminiscent o£ senatorial oratory, and the other is a real judge The appointment of a man who once took on oath hi a secret organization dedicated to intolerance one religious bigotry will never be erased from the record, but decisions from ttis same man showing tolerance and breadth of view and not class-consciousness may soften the verdict of history. There is no doubt that the President accomplished something by his attacks on the Supreme Court. He focusscd attention on constitutiona lucstions. He caused a Nation-wide debate to be held on the subject of undamcntal constitutional principles nd he put the searchlight of scrutiny on lower courts as well as higher courts whcnj dilatory or obstructive tactics are used to interfere with the cnf orcementf of the will of Congress. Various reforms in procedure In .he lower courts which are helpful lave been enacted as a result of he President's original message, but ha biggest question of all--did Mr. Roosevelt scare the court'--remains unanswered. It will be unanswered until more cases arc decided and an opportunity is given to compare the number of reversals of precedent, :hat occurred after the court pack- proposal was made, with those :hat were rendered before February 5 of last year. Not long ago, Assistant Attorney General Robert H. Jackson, who now has been nominated for Solicitor General, made a typical campaign speech before the New York Federation of Labor, and in It he claimed that the court had responded to the President's coercive messages. It will be interesting to see whether Mr. Jackson, when he argues before the court in his capacity as Solicitor General--i£ he is confirmed--goes on the assumption that the Supreme Court now is political-minded and has an obligation to do as Mr. Roosevelt asks lest he revive his court packing plan Some of the decisions made by the present Supreme Court since February 5 ot last year have been a sur- Continucd on Page Seven. » Somebody labored sear* ago Whose name I do not c\cn know, Ploughed ground or sailed the open se* And loved a maid that I might be Two centuries ngo or more A \voman, nt an English door. Looked fondly on a lilac tree And passed that bit of pride to me One stood enraptured, \then he heard The music of a singing bird. And now with ench returning spring I iind I do the self-same thing Could we untangle all our lives And team how much In us survives, , We might discover Just how far Goes back what makes us as -we are SHORT OF CASH This sboit month? 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Give science credit for bringing far places and far things near our doorstep, but give advertising credit too Advertisements have made us desire The printed word creates the want, stimulates the inventor's imagination Then the printed word, the advertisement, tells us that those things we have wished for are ready for our use 1 Broaden your horizons by reading the advertisements daily! The news of the business world awaits your perusal. And it is good news indeed!

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