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FACE FOUK. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVTIJL,E. PA. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1938. THE COURIER COMPANY James J. Driscoll _______ R. A. Donegan Walter S. Stimmcl James M. Driscoll J. Wylic Driscoll Publisher . President and General Manager Secretary and Treasurer , Editor Associate Editor . Advertising and Business Marlagcr MEMBER OF I Audit Bureau of Circulations Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association Bureau of Advertising, A. N. P. A. Served by United Press and International News Service , SUBSCRIPTION KATES Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month; $5 per year, or $2.50 lor six months by mall If paid In advance. Entered as second class matter at the Postofflce, ConncUsviUc, Pa. TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY, S, 1938. BUTLER FOB MESDECG OUK OVTS BUSINESS Smedlcy Butler -would have the United States withdraw troops and warships from all foreign waters and adopt a policy of "minding our own business." Deploring the -presence of our arraedrforees there to protect private in- tere'sts, he declares those interested -should provide their own insurance 1£ they want to risk investments. If our .boys .are to be,-sacrificed tliat this business can be maintained, every father.and.mother will second the general's declaration. - · ^ One might inquire why;othcr naval powers do not have ·warships stationed in our larbors and up our rivers to .protect the interests; of their nationals. What more right "havd'we to insist on imposing our will on others? The only place for us to fight is at home, in defense "of our 'country, the.general told the Veterans of Foreign Wars at their annual banquet. "There is no possible excuse for defending your home except where your home is." Belittling the danger of "air Invasion of American soil he pointed to the necessity for the invaders having planes with fuel sufficient to return after a bombing attack. No one has yet designed such craft. As to any alliance with Great Britain, that can only be lor th'e1)eneflt of Britain, in the opinion of the general. We don't need such help. Our isolation alone insures that, provided -we have an adequate naval defense. TTEEK - -^rhjs"irthe"weck"wo honor the Boy Scouts. It is the anniversary or the organization of that movement. A million boys over the country are participating. Other millions have passed through the tests that determined their eligibility for the various ranks of Scouting. Other millions will follow in the -wako of those now enrolled. AB long as American ideals are held high there Is no prospect of the Scout movement dying out. It ranlts ns a leader, perhaps the leader, among character builders. \ Just how faithful Scouts are to their organization might be illustrated by the "number of them who gathered Sunday evening for the annual church service. Rain was falling so heavily that other church services were seriously interfered with. But the Scouts were on hand. Many of them had to walk, or run, to the place of meeting In the rain. ; The parents of boys who do not get them into Scouting are passing up a great opportunity to mould their lives Into right living, said the minister who delivered the sermon. To say nothing of the grasp of a great many subjects they get in their pursuit of merit badges and the higher ranks of Scouting. WASTE IVILL GO ox Americans waste 25 billion dollars annually that might be turned into useful channels, says Roger W. Babson. We of Payette county play a considerable part in waste, regardless of whether his figures are correct or not. Among tho forms the economist enumerates are: Excessive eailnK, drinking and smoking--excessive you'll note; foolish investments; unnecessary contagious diseases; preventable fires; expenditures on insane and criminals; appropriations for misdirected education; waste of gasoline and oil; cosmetics and quackery. In all probability this loss will only increase as the population grows. If you'll go back over that list you'll bo convinced of the futility of bringing about any radical change, say, for instance, in eating, drinking and smoking, or in burning gasoline and oil, or having the women cut down the use of cosmetics, or having the physically ailing stop putting their trust In quacks. In fact you might run over the whole list without finding a place to make an impression. The waste will go on, as it has gone on through the years. A good subject for economic lectures; not good tor anything else. GAME BEPOBT TEtfE EXTENDED Some,hunters are careless in one way, some in another. Reference was made in this column yesterday to a State Game-Commission crusade "against those involved in accidents in the fields and woods during the recent season. Now comes a complaint about quite a large percentage who have failed to comply with the law requiring reports of game kills to the commission. It matters not whether the hunt ·was a success from,the,standpoint of game bagged or not. If the hunter canft home "gameless the commission wants to know it. Only In this .way can it get a complete survey. While JatiuarytlS was-the jleadllrfe "for reports the time has been, extended.. .No now line has been fixed. Licenses for^lSSS-fwnVbe- denied all who fail. If reports are jiot forthcoming soon fines of $2 will stand agajnst the licensees. -"- v .'- r. ~T STBEAJTMNEJTBAIXS WHITE XEW CIIAPl'JJK One"of the most significant engineering cchievemcnts of recent years Is the rapid development of the high speed, light weight, streamlined passenger trains. During 1937 the fleet racing across the country was increased by 16, making a total ofjTO such units in operation. Every night two of these modern trains pass over the Connellsvllle Division of the Baltimore Ohio. Streamlining and reduction of weight, with Diesel engines as the motive power, are the principal factors in the development of high speed rail travel. Air-conditioning provides comfort for the passengers our fathers and mothers, even with the coming of the automobile, never dreamed .of. But designers are ever at work on something that will improve on die best we now boast. LEN'IS AFFILIATES FINALLY OUSTED The American Federation of Labor has finally taken the long talked of action against John Lewis' CIO. At Miami yesterday the Federation revoked the charters of the United Mine ".Yorkers, the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers and the Plat Glass Workers. The action would seem to blast all hopes of early peace between tho two organizations, or more so, between their leaders, William Green and Lewis. Green announced he will drop the membership he has held in the imnets' union since it was chartered 4S years ago. The outcome of the impending battle will be watched with interest Kvonliially. it maj be prophesied ilie l\\n groups. \MHjuHte. As Others Think SILK STOCKINGS (Chicago Tribune.) The hosiery workers' union held o iradc In Washington to protest the nofflcinl boycott of silk stockings in us country. Mr. Emll Ricve, pres- !cnt of the union, says quite cor- :ctly that the boycott is likely to iflict no great damage on Japan's military machine but docs threaten ic jobs of at least 15,000 Americans 'ho make their living in the silk coking factories. He might have added that it we on't buy Japan's silk she cannot uy our cotton, as she pays for the otlton with her exports of raw silk, apan is, o£ all foreign nations, the eaviest purchaser of American cot- on. It follows .that the injury which successful boycott o£ Japanese silk an work to those who grow the,colon, and constitutejhc poorest, moM efensclcss, least privileged section f the American population, will be xtrcmcly grave. To the .thousands t American stocking makers for vhom Mr. RIeve speaks' must be dded several million share croppers n our .south who have ho spokesman and whose already miserable xistence must be rendered still more precarious by the boycott if it is 11 successful. Mr. Bievc notes, also correctly, thai he movement has been cngmecroc by a combination of wealthy women ntcllectu.ils, and left wingers having no stake in the industry and no jobs o lose." No doubt he includes linens the "intellectuals" the large One honor after another comes to Robert S. (Bob) Cooper. Just rc- ently he was made county chaiiman f the movement to observe National Vildlife Restoration Week in March. The other day he attended a sportsmen's meeting in Pittsburgh and they rcvailed on him to accept the vice- residency of the Southwestern Divi- ion of the Pennsylvania Federation f Sportsmen. Ordinarily that opens he way to the presidency, In which josition Bob would be at home. number of college students who liove Oincd the boycott. At several of 1h universities, press photographers have been invited to record the rament ot transferring silk stockings rom the co-eds' legs to the sacnflcia lonflrc. It is not recorded that the economics faculties committed hnrl-idr at this display of economic illiteracy by their students. Neither to It corded that the professors of ethic made any effective protest. That 1 itrangc because, .considered ns n problem in ethics, the behavior of th students bears a rescmblnncc to th conduct of the Japanese airmen in Ihina. They drop their bombs on defenseless victims, Justifying the sc themselves, no doubt, by the piou lope that the buildings below arc ul arsenals and the people below are al soldiers. In a measure, the bomber have the better of it. They can de fend their conduct by utiylng they act under orders nod undergo * con sidcrablc personal risk in flying ovc enemy territory. The "Intellectuals who don't care what or how man Innocents in their own country the hit with their boycott arc acting their own initiative and arc i'ub jcctcd to not the slightest portona risk. To call their conduct thoughtlew silly, sentimental, or stupid Is to mi' the point. The boycott is all o£ thcs but it is also inhum.me and vlciou We hope Mr. RIcve with his p.ir»d succeeds %\here th" printed word has j failed H m.iy stem odd to appcnl to intellectuals by means ot n pro- ceuion through the streets, but it should be remembered that these era strip lease intellectuals and jvrh«pt a parade Just about hit* their mental level. In the Day's News Brief Comment «n Current Evcnti Hero and There. There's something about a lile of crime that marks the most of mem. 'alee Michael Ducar, alias (Mike ttntanin of near Umontown, who ·scaped the Yayette Jail with the Duboy gang last April. Mike made his way to New York. There, far rom the scene of robbery for which was jailed here, he might have remained free by going straight. But the police learned he had a gun. His arrest developed he was wanted in Old Fiatt. So back he'll come. News from Philadelphia is that Dr. Harry J. Bell of Dawson is "getting along finely" following an operation ?nday at University Hospital for a bladder affection. "How's Dr. Bell?' s the frequent inquiry. No wonder. The doctor has helped so many into this world, cased the way of so many others along the Journey from the cradle and made the last hours easier for such a multitude that he has lost count. The best wishes of all go out for quick and full recovery. Truly August Rosskamp died in the harness. A foreman at the plant of the Pennsylvania Wire Glass Company at Dunbar, he had just reported tor work at the plant when he toppled over. A native of Germany he had been a resident of this country since the age of 20 and of Dunbar since 1909. He had been 111 but had been at work a week. Apparently the bodily machinery needed o little longer rest It's well for one to take time at the age of 87 after being weakened by Illness. What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.--The new housing law may, as expected, initiate a tremendous national build- Ing boom in the spring, as soon ns :he weather begins to be mild enough ] to permit o start on that class of construction. If so, it will be fine for a while. The* building industry is a big one. Its prosperity will react upon other industries, making them prosperous, too. The appc-1 to the average family to move into its own home, abandoning mere tenancy, also is likely to be popular. But in the long run? I wonder! HOW LAW WORKS The theory is that these new homes will be neat and comfortable, but rather modest little affairs. East is to cost around $6,000. That Is not the exact figure, but it is the one most frequently mentioned. Presumably the would-be home owner docs not possess $6,000, but pcrhops he can scare up S600. Probably, however, his credit Is not good enough to enable him to finance the other $5,400. That is where the housing law comes In. The Government insures the $5,400. With the Government's backing, his bank will carry him. THE COST He has 25 years to pay off the $5,400 In. Three hundred months, at $18 monthly! It sounds easy at the present rate of city rentals Yet $18 monthly isn't quite all. There is an additional five per cent interest charge, and a .25 per cent charge for mortgage Insurance. In 25 years 5.25 per cent interest mounts up like sixty. It amounts, in short not to $18 monthly for the 25-year period, but lo $32.30 monthly. OTHER COSTS That isn't quite all, either. Initially the prospective home- creator must pay what arc described i aj "certain small fscs"-- $100 to $200. Therefore, his preliminary pay- Today In Washington By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON, Feb. 8--This is a story of a small town, small business, small loans and yet efficiency, sound "pump priming" and an increase in population and employment It is a slory, too, ot how big business and little business are so interdependent that on cannot cxist without the other. President Roosevelt has the story On his desk and it Is best told in the way it was written to him by Lester J. Norris, president ot the State I'znk at St. Charles, Illinois. He writes under date of February 1. "After the crash In 1029, my associates and I who were on the directorate of the State Bank oj St. Charles, Illinois, were faced with a situation similar to that of most of the banks of our size throughout the country. The industrial situation In our little city was equally critical. After a survey of the situation, \\c primed our local pump by placing nearly $500,000 in the bank to make it completely solvent. To aid our industries, the services of, industrial engineers were secured. "There were 15 diversified industries manufacturing various products. . . . . After analyzing their problems, financial and otherwise, we determined on a systematic practical manner to give them relief: "1. Good management was encouraged. "2. Efficient methods were introduced. "3, New products were brought out. "4. Financial credit was given to the full extent of the present bank- ment is not exactly $600--it is $700 to $800 and, on this investment, for 25 years he loses interest. Moreover he pays -taxes, Insurance, wate., electricity and gas rates --which he would not have to pay as a tenant. He has to pay for upkeep and for fuel--which, again, he would not have to provide for as a tenant. He has to pay for keeping his grass cut and snow oft his sidewalk. Gosh!--the home-owner's incidental] arc multiple. mg laws. "5. Outside private financial aid was given to some extent "One outstanding /xample Is with one of these indusl/rics which formerly produced flat irons, then changed to wrought iron smoking stands, and finally lo modern furniture. I 'This industry was operating In five small units. It was consolidated into one unit. Its profits in the meantime increased considerably and Its payroll was nearly tripled. Without adequate help this particular manufacturing plant would have had to curtail its production and cut Its force from 350 to 150. Because of financial assistance, technical advice and good management, its payroll now luns around 750 employees. 'The results of the assistance thus rendered were as follows: '1. By 1934 to 1035, St. Charlcs- industilal employment increased 150 per cent over 1932. "2. By 193S to 1037, industrial employment increased 400 per cent over 1332 and 150 per cent over 1929. "3. The population Increased from 5,500 to 7,500. "4. Post-office receipts increased approximately 150 per cent over those of 1929. A new post-office was built in 1936. The plans and nlloca- tion had to be changed because of the increase In business. A Treasury official stated at the time that St. Charles Post Office receipts showed the largest increase per capita of any city In the United States. * "5. About 800 employees from other cities were employed in St. Charles industries last year. St. Charles technically had more than taken care of its unemployment problem. "B. The Better Business Bureau some three months ago rated St. Charles In first place of all cities in Illinois on purchasing power per capita. "7. The city treasury has a large surplus of cash. "8. The most modern sewage disposal plant in America has been built and paid for in cash out of city Continued on Page Seven. Your Income Tax NO. n Deduction For rrofr««!on»l K A professional man may deduct 'ill neccr*j»r" rxp*mct Incurred in the pursuit of hit profovlon These include the cost of Mipphcs uwd In his pmcticc. o.T!ce rcrt. cost of light, water, fuel, and telephone In Wj ofllce, the hire of office nssi«t.inu, art) expense* paid in th? operation rnd repair of an automobile, b;i-.cd upon the proportion of time it it tiscd in maklne nrofcs5ion.il cnlls or for othT Many phyjirlnns «·:· their residences both n» their offices and their homes. In such instance the phsl- clan m.iy deduct an a burlncn r-c- penso the rental v.tluc of thr room* occupied for ofllec purposes if he actually pays rent, and al*o the co^t of light and heat furnished these rooms Also, he may deduct a portion of thr wages paid domestic rer- vants whose time ii partly occupied in caring for these rooms. Mcnbcr- fchlp due 1 ;, in professional societies arc deductible Physicians and dentists who keep In their wilting rooms current mngJi/lncs and nc\^sp^p v r^ for the benefit of their patients m,y deduct this item m a busings t\- pcnse. The cost of professional Journals for the taxpayer's own use Is also a deductible Item. The cost of technical book is not n deductible Item, being n capital i x- pcndlturc, but n proportionate amount for each ye.ir's depreciation of the books may be deducted. Depreciation may also be taken on office furniture and equipment. Insurance premiums on odlce or other professional equipment and liability insurance may be deducted. A nrcm- ium paid for automobile liability insurance bhould be apportioned rnd that part of the premium attributable to business ma be deducted HS a business expense. Just Folks Dy EOGAH A GUtST TWO VIEWS Along the road came dusty Care And one \\lio v\w him turned and fled " Twoutd spoil the day which promised fair To have IQ wolk wllh him." he said. "I know rlKht uell \\hat he win ask. 'Do this or that,' he : sum to sni, And I hnvc no nUnd for iuc't a !i*.k. I'd rathir loaf the time nivaj " Another bcclng Care draw near Walked on with htm a mile or t\\o. Sntd Care: 'I've spoiled the daj, t fear. By civinff you this task to do " / "Not ypoUctl at all ' the man replied, "The miles .ire loni; I trudKe alone 'lime d-ai:*- when I M unoccupied Hou Ij^t the .titcrroon ha* Ho-wn' DAVIDSON'S "Meet Me at Davidson's" -THEfRE KUIY! 403 -- It roily wendr tvl, lb» manntt Itt vMch SSoomoor con cut a loot* coal on ififi lm«f Afoaca wllh *o't collar. MUi«»* and Wa mti't Sim, 400-Th, all 'round coal thor you'll . In ' day In and day out, and find alwoyi riady (or you. Shag moor Pvltfx* Fabric. MUi«t' and Woffltn't S!l*i, 29.95 ,40-- A dtrcel ) l * o ) front a mo n't raglon ihould«r lopcoot, thti coor of fta* Shaameor Alpaca. Miilti ond Women's SU«». 39.05 41f-Ey»ry woman in America neidt and could ui« Inti coot. Of drift il iofl Shag- moor Alpaca. Mi net' ond V/omen't Suet The new Shagmoots are ready to step right out. Jusc take a look at them--aren't they goodlooking? Shagmoors arc quality COSH, with their fine sturdy virtues built in the very fabric itself. The soft alpacas and deluxe fabrics are exclusively Shagmoor's, and arc constructed to shed dust,'wrinkles, and moisture. They come in a very lovely range of soft Spring colors. You can have Shagmoors in simple classic tailored coats, or with big fluffy wolf collars, and they are priced 29.95 and 39.95 for untrimmed coats, and 59.95 and 69.95 for fur trimmed ones. In sizes for Misses and Women. The curtain is up--the Spring show is on, with Siiagmoor starring in the lead! 39.05 Open a Charge Account -a courtesy that Davidson's are glad to extend you. First Showing SPRING SUITS :. . . by Passarelli 17.00 and 20.00

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