-MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, IMS. U-IE DAJLY COURIER, CONNEIJL,SVIJ,LE. PA. . . PAGE FIVE Third of National Income Wasted Babson Declares BABSON PARK, Fla., Feb. 7.-America's annual waste amounts to about $25,000,000,000. Ot this total, billions could be saved each year and turned Into channels which could boost our standard of living proportionally. The general health, comfort, and happiness 1 oÂ£ the people would be improved greatly by a corresponding slash in taxes. This annual saving of waste would cause no total unemployment although there would be temporary readjustments in icrtain industries. The money saved trom waste could be used in making more useful goods and rendering more useful services. When I think of these possible savings, our total debt--public anc private--of $200,000,000,000 does noi seem quite so impossible to pay oft If wo as a nation really buckled our belts a little tighter, we could pay up this entire debt out of savings from waste in a few years and eliminate the annual interest bill of nearly $10,000,000,000. This great step forward could be-made possible by a system of collecting penalties for waste anc of using the funds to encourage the building of new homes, the manufacture of useful clothing, and the distribution of health foods. Different Forms of Waste. Among the forms of present S25,- 000,000,000 waste, the following types and their dollar losses are especially bad: 1. Excessive eating, drink anc smoking, $5,000,000,000. 2. Foolish investments and preventable business failures, $2,000,000,000. 3. Unnecessary contagious diseases, $1,800,000,000. 4. Presentable fire and other losses, 51,600,000,000. 5. Ignorant buying of adulterants $1,400,000,000. 6. Expenditures on insane nnc criminals (which could be eliminated by sterilization), $1,200,000,000. 7. Appropriations for misdirected education, $1,200,000,000. 8. Distribution wastes (today i costs more to sell goods than to make gooods), SI,000,000,000. 9. Wasted gasoline and oil, S800,- 000,000. 10. Cosmetics and quackery, i500, 000,000. 11. Miscellaneous, $1,000,000,000 The first tought is that the climi nation of this waste would throv many people out of work, but thesi workers would bcTccmploycd build inf new houses and making usefu goods. There would be n shift o employment to worth-while occupations rather than an increase of the Jobless. Debt and taxes would be reduced, thus cutting retail price and in turn giving everyone more goods than he now receives. N "dividing-up" of our national wealth need be necessary if we would only save the millions we arc wasting today and turn them into food, clothing and shelter for ihose who are not eating their full share. Gigantic Fuel Waste. Individual efforts arc not much help in solving most national problems unless a large group of peopl JoJa In. But even, without B group movement here is a case where ever; reader who cuts out one wastefu habit, like the use of liquor, lint spends the same money on a usefu product, such as good furniture benefits himself and the entire Nation. Take our waste Â· of gasoline Â«nd otL The 31,300,000 automobiles now being used in the United States and Canada consume about 20,150,000,000 gallons of gasoline valued a' $3,830,000,000 yearly. Of this amount probably 20 per cent, or about $750,(000,000 is wasted. When you ndd to this the oil lost'through leaky pipes Â· inefficient pumps, and other causes the total Is well over $800,000,000. But the money which you needlessly spend upon gasoline Is not the entire offense. You know that to stay for a short time In a garage with the dooor shut and engine running is sure death. Inefficiency in burning gasoline in automobile engines is hurting the health of people every day. Furthermore, the fumes corrode metal and eat off paint. A gct- morc-mileage campaign would reduce the price and increase the consumption of gasoline. This same Â·principal applies to oil and coal used for healing and power. Probably an additional $500,000,000 is being wasted due to faulty combustion and bad construction of heating equipment. Test Your Car--Save Money. U.itil recently it was very difficult to Discover or measure this fuel waste. This is no longer true. 'Machines now exist for accurately measuring the gasoline which you are not burning. A tube can be put into the cxhause pipe of your car and a dial will register the guilty figure. These 'machines are so delicate that the stacking of a clgarct will show on the dial. Bad spark plugs, leaky oil pumps can be detected. The gasoline tester has taken the guess out ot the diagnosing of automobile troubles. Readers know that paper checks arc as good as money. Here arc eight automobile checks which are better than either: 1. Adjust carbureter with n gns analyzer. 2. Stop leaks In fuel pump and feed syrlcm. 3. Set timers properly. 4. Check vacuum with a mercury Â·colmn. 5. Sec if condenser is working properly, i B. Clean and re-set spark plugs. 7. Examine fan belt and charging rate. 8. Test battery and ignition wires. I know of no case where a car- owner, having these tests made, could not save money. Just two final thoughts: 1. Your engine performs better on less gasoline. Only the itnrtinj qualities can be affected if your mixture Is much too thin. 2. Some day our gasoline supply will give out unless low-cost hydro- Scnatlon processes Â«* enveloped.; HAPPENINGS IN A N D A B O U T MT. PLEASANT Special to Tha Courier. MOUNT PLEASANT, Feb. 7.-Mrs. Nina June Hartman, 43 years old, of Rudsdalc, wife of Walter Hartman, died at 12:20 o'clock Saturday afternoon. In addition to her husband she is survived by four children, Ruth William, David and Dean, all at home; and the following brothers and sisters, Miss Vcrda Lemon and John D. Lemon, both of Mount Pleasant; Robert of Export, anc Edna of Seattle, Wash. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at St. Luke's Reformed Church at New Stanton. Rev. Charles Faust, the pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in Middle Presbyterian Cemetery. Aged Resident Dies. Thomas Fidlcr, 74 years old, died at 5 o'clock Saturday evening 'alter a four-day illness. He moved here 40 years ago from Connellsville While residing at Connellsville he was a, railroad engineer. He was last employed at the Stewart mine of W v, Raincy, Inc. In addition to his widow, Mrs Martha Fidler, he is survived by the following children, Harry and Mrs Mary Mill iron of Mount Pleasant Mrs. Mabel Logan of Turtle Creek: Lawrence of Youngwood and Judson of Louisiana. The funeral will be held lit 3 o'clock Tcusday afternoon at the home. Interment will be In Moun' Pleasant Cemetery. Birth at Hospital. 'Mr. and Mrs. Henry Chamisky of Hunker nre the parents of a boy born Sunday afternoon at Frick Memorial Hospital. 75 TEAMS EXPECTED TO ENTER TRI-STATE BASKETBALL MEET EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio, Feb. 7 --Approximately 75 teams, representing as many cities of Ohio, Wcs Virginia, Michigan and Pennsylvania will compete in the 13th annual tri- state basketball tournament in the high school auditorium here Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 24-25-26. Teams can secure forms by addressing Registrar O. E. Grccnawall at 133 West Sixth street, here. CITY SLICKERS WIN OVER DUNBAR MULES City Slickers won the odd game from the Dunbar Mules at the WcÂ«! Perm bowling alley*. The scores: CITY SLICKERS N. Rcnzc 191 154 113 Maricondi 140 101 Saponara 138 150 135 Greiticr 137 141 132 Howscr 169 164 137 Prudento 108 _ 458 241 424 410 470 108 Totals : 775 717 610 2111 DUNBAR MULES Rigger 188 148 175 511 A. Rcnze 131 124 146 401 Sikora 144 119 136 399 Dummy 137 108 101 346 Colland 167 178 145 490 Totals 767 677 703 2147 TWO DIVORCE LIBELS FILED UNIONTOWN, Feb. 7. -- Ruth Tcwell of Farmington, seeking a divorce from Zlmcr C. Tcwell ot Fairchance, had her life threatened and was driven from home because he said he loved someone else, the woman charged today in a libel. Rebecca Slavin of Union town, R. D., seeks a divorce from Frank Slavin of Benwood, W. Va. They were married 37 years ago at Scottdale. The wife said he began to drink after their marriage and struck her with his fist, poker, dishes, milk bottles and other objects, causing black and blue marks on her body, and left home 15 times. Car Hits Fence, Junked. LATROBE, Feb. 7.--An automobile driven and owned by Stanley Ncmcagck of Hosteller was damaged so badly when It crashed into a fence at Calumet school Thursday night that the wreckage was sold as junk lor $10. The occupants, en- route to Mt. Pleasant, escaped injury. Every time your carbureter is adjusted you are doing a real service :or future generations. Tip to Big Oil Companies. Instead of spending millions advertising why their gasoline starts fast, gives a better pick-up, or what not, the big oil companies could perform a real service by giving cus- .omers practical suggestions on how :o stop waste and get more mileage. Statistics show that those industries which help customers to use their roducts most efficiently do more usiness and make more money in tlia long run. , This it only one illustration of the constructive policies which I would ike to ice Washington advocate. Under a "Nead Deal" suoh as this, veryonc would be better off. Debts vould constantly be reduced; em- iloymcnt would be increased; taxes /ould be less nnd we would have cal prosperity--not the fakt kind which wÂ« had teÂ»t year! , Bank Bandit Killed in Wild Gun Battle With Police CHARLES BIRD AFTER SENSATION* At, LAST STAND AT COLUMBUS. OHIO Charles Bird, bank bnndit and jail-breaker, is shown above after he was slain in a wild gun fight with police at Columbus, Ohio. In the battle, which occurred several hours alter a bank robbery, Bird and a companion were shot fatally, and three officers and a woman received serious wounds. Bird and three, other prisoners escaped from county jail at Cleveland, October 22, 1937. . --Central Press South Connellsvilie School Gets $3,621.87 In State Appropriation Scmi-annunl payments to fourth : Mnrklcysburg. $239.22; Masontown, class school districts of the Stale i 50,122.63; New Salem, $4,664.99; were completed today when Trcas- j Nicholson Township, $5,166.07; Ohio- urcr F. Clnir Ross sent $7,257,919 of I pyie. $1,012.37; Point Marion, $0.- the State school appropriation to theJ708.C3; Saltlick Township, S5.308.-IO; various districts. Smithfleld, $1,921.30; South Connells- School districts in Faycttc county ville. $3,021.87; Springfield Township, received the following amounts: i $4,083.03: Springfield Township Belle Vernon, $7,102.80; Browns-1 (Lake Lynn), $5.551,93; Stewart ville r jwnship, Sl.992.25; Bullskin j Township, $3,381.48; Upper Tyrone Township, $5,362.95; Connt-llsvillc | Township. $4.843.38; VanderbUt, $2,Township. $2,506.12; Dawson. SI,- j 357.07; Washington Township, $11.- r-8.90; Dunbar, $3,029.75; Evcrson,; 053.89; Wharton Township. $239.22, $950.90; Fairchance, $6,635.58; Fay- ctte City. $4,648.20; Franklin Township, $6,801.78; Henry Clay Town- nnri Wharton Township (Farmington), $3,409.P3. Westmoreland county, districts re- Dales of Preliminary Steps for Scholarship Examinations Fixed IIARRISBURG, Feb. 7.--For the convenience and information of superintendents nnd principals Dr. Lester K. Ado. superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction, has announced the dates of the preliminary steps for the annual State scholarship examinations which will be held in every coun'.y^eat on Friday, May 6. "In order that every secondary school senior who so desires may avail himself of the opportunity to win n 5400 free scholarship valid at any approved institution of higher ship, $2,993.02; Jefferson Township,! cciving amounts included: $6,905.03; Lower Tyrone Township. DoneR;il, $238.85; DonKral Town$2,693.80. ! ship, $2,468; Hunker. $590.35; Ligon- ier, $7,260.92; Ligonicr Township, $6,002.83; North B^llo Vcmon, $5,031.03; ISmithton, $1,078.05; Sutervillc, $1,626.70; Washington Township, $6,409.12; West Newton, $9.231.32; YotmKstown, $476.2-1; Youngwood, $11,259.23. learning in Pennsylvania, by registering lor the. test, Dr. Ade stated, superintendents and principals nrc called upon to observe the procedures listed below:" Â· March 4--Notices to secondary school principals and supcrintcnd- [ cuts, announcing date and place of the contest and date when enrollment blanks will be sent to schools. March 34--Third notice to princi- i pals of all secondary schools to date, I place and eligibility for the contest i nnd delivery of enrollment blanks to principals. April 1--Final date for receiving lists of eligible candidates at the department. April 15--Second detailed statement to principals concerning eligibility, and schedule for contest. April 25--General instructions, information circular and questions sent to county superintendents. May G--State scholarship contest at each countyseat in the State begin-' ning at 8:45 A. M. and delivery of oil answer papers to the department. Patronize those who advertise. Renze Cigar Bowlers Beat Unioniown Team In a spcci/il match game at West Pcnn bowlinl; alleys, the Rcnzc Cigar Icnm defeated Stale bo-vling alley club ot Uninnlown by. a margin of The scores: STATE, UNIONTOWN Boyd ..! 210 126 171 516 Shimonsky .....154 153 101 -108 McGinty 149 132 171 452 Goldberg 134 137 215 486 Kuzmn - -145 130 139 420 Totals 801 G84 797 2282 RENZE CIGAR CIO. Rigger 179 130 132 441 __.12D 159 143 431 ,_.1C8 196 166 530 125 160 171 456 ..154 150 148 452 795 7GO 2310 . Mountain Apples.Tliriflr. J..INDSAY, Gal., Feb. 1.--Mountain apples arc a heavy crop in the orchard of the .1. E. Garner ranrh near here. An example oj heavy bearing was found when, three dozen, perfectly formed apples hung from a threc-foot-long branch. A WISE MOVE When Confronted By Serious Financial Problems. It's A Wise Move To ScÂ« Us For. A $25 to $300 CASH LOAJ1 No Endorsers or Sicrwri' No Embarrassment. Ask About The Union Repayment rlftn. No PajTOCnt for 30 Dajs. Up to IS Months to Repay. Old Kelitillc-27 Yrs. in Grtcnsbltn Lo.inn Mafic In Wcslmorelnnd Anrt Sirrrnundinjr Coimtlt*. Cull--Phone--Or Write. N I O N LOAN CO. I01--Second Floor First National Bank Bids. Phone 1-3-1-3 GREENSBURG 3JS3B33XSSM REG CARRINGTON ASKS COMMANDER ELLSBERG: Â· tt REG CARRINGTON:"! sec you're steady Came! smoker, Commander. There really isn't any difference in cigarette*,is there?" C O M M A N D E R ELLSBERG: "You're dead wrong, Reg. The life of * deep- sea diver is tough on * man. Most of the divers I know arc steady Camel smokers, and Mry know there's * dif- fcrcncc.Takcmyownc.ise.I'vesmokcd Camels for ten years.They never get on my nerves. Smoking Camel*, 1 feel that 1 enjoy life more. Camel is the cigarette that agrees with me." "'Yes--absolutely!" says Commander Edward EUsberg. And millions of other steady smokers agree that there is a distinct difference in Camels. That's why,Camels are the largest-selling: cigarette in the world. A MAN OF ACTION! (right) Commander Ells berg sh ares u n- dcr-sc.1 danger with his men. He says: "The last thing a diver docs before going down -- a n d the fir5t thing he docs after coming up -- is to smoke a. Cirocl." CLUB-ROOM CONVERSATION (dfoiv) so often swings around to cigarettes. Commander EUsbcrg says: "That famous saying,'I'd walk a mile for a Camel!' cxprc5:tcs how enthusiastic I am about Camels myself." CAMEL PAYS MILLIONS MORE FOR COSTLIER TOBACCOS! Camels arc a matchless blend of finer, MORE EXPENSIVE TOBACCOS--Turkish and Domestic. NEW DOUBLE-FEATURE CAMEL CARAVAN. Two great show j -"Jack Oakic College" anj Benny Goodman's "Swing School"--in one fast, fun-filled hour. Every Tuesday at y:30 pm E.S.T., 8:30 pm C.S.T., 7:30 pin M.S.T.,C:30 pm J.S.T., over WABC-Columbia Network. ONE SMOKER TELLS ANOTHER THE T O R C H (left) invented by Ellsbcrg. Imagine the long, tiring hours of research be put in on this successful invention! lie says: "When I feel tired-r a Camel gives me a quick f jift.'" OF COURSE an Annapolis man likes to sail! (right) "Camels fit in with my leisure hours, too," Ellsbcrg iays."In all my years of smoking Camels, I've never known them to jangle my ncrvcs.That means a lot --because I smoke a lot!"
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