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LAST E DITION The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. PRICE 2c VOL. ;~t, NO. ST. The Weekly Courier, Founded July 11. 1B79. The Daily Courier, Founded November JO. 1902. | Mcrsctl I July 16, 1!2!. COXNKLLSVJ.LLE, I'A., WEDNESDAY" 13V15MNU, PJiBliUAillT 22, 1930. SIXTEEN PAGES. ELKS PROMOTE j ESSAY CONTEST OR STUDENTS Seniors of Three Schools C h i l d Abduction Eligible to Win Prizes Of $255. -TO WRITE ABOUT "AMERICANISM" Crimes May Send Organist To P r i s o n lor Life T e r m Weds Trial Foe , faced life imprisonment today for ( remainder of his life, the abduction of eight-year-old A n n e t When the oigun.st was returned Louise Sweitzcr and several other with Anne Louise yesterday, he: morals crimes to which police said h e ' father, Ralph Sweitzer, was orly pre- had confessed. vented from attack,ng Kirn by a guard · By United Press. An essay contest for seniors of j PASADENA, Cal., Feb. 21!.--Town- [ allegedly centered. Conviction on Connellsville. Dunbar Township and|send Davis, 40, lanky church organ-| all charges would jmpiison Davis the Immaculate Conception High schools' will be a feature of the Americanism Week observance of Connellsville Lodge, Benevolent ; Protective Order of Elks, it was announced today. Eiks' Americanism Week will be held during the period of March 5 to 11, inclusive, and will be marked by various public activities. The essay competition, based on the theme "What Americanism. Means to Me," will be concluded with announcement o£ winncis of three j in an automobile court in the desert prizes at each o£ the schools at a i town of Indio Sunday night. The child-steaLng charge winch the of hUbky police A World War vct- parentb of Anne Louise filed yester- eran, partly disabled, he lunged nt day, when she and Davis weie Davis with an oath but \vus quickJy brought back, from a Il.ght across suppicssed. state, could, police said, also contain | The child, once home, was horrified j a morals count. They sairi he had . by wli.-it she had done. Though slit:' A d v o i tiements in The Courier to- dciy are telling a story of budget- balancing and money-saving the Like ol which \vi-l not be known for many a moon. ! They carry the message ot Bar- j gain D*iys with most of Connells- t ville's .stores participating in the j semi-annual community merchandising program Friday and Saturday. Regular store hours will be maintained on the two days. Delicti' 1 -- are important money .n the Camily budget even though the National budget is reckoned Jn teims of billions- The housewife will ufnrm that. The ddvcrtibcmenls in today's 1G- pnge Coui ier, however, lhl only a few of the items that tiie pdrticipot- mg stores arc offering to the bargain seekers. T* "· old axiom "of "a dollar saved is ;i dollar eiuned" blill holds tuic. Head the items that are listed the merchants, who public meeting in the High School j Auditorium Friday night, March 10,' which will be addressed by a Nationally prominent f:gure. A total of $255 will be given in cash prizes as there will be three- premiums of $50, ?25 and S10 at each oC the schoools, it was announced. The schools wjU not be competing against each other inasmuch as SBj has been set aside, for each school, t The essays must be turned in to the Elks committee by Tuesday, March 7, The essays are to be between 250 and 500 words in length. There will be a number of other outstanding events to mark the observance of Americanism Week. confessed he ravished the child twice nad .said, when police hailed Davis' J cai at the Ai.^onu lino. U,,,t iho did i t ,,, c o m m u l l l U Bjr . · n o t w.ml to ,etu:n home, tod. y M'e Uhe ,, }rjok mor ,J 1( , st Child stealing carries a maximum sobbingly t-ajd bhe was glad it arc taking j n Days and ' f o / o t h c r | prison sentence of from 10 to 20 years and police said they would charge him additionally, peihaps today, with at least four felony counts for attacks on children to which he over and ihu \vas again with lu*i pcireni.-.. Dnvib u\ok her fiom u }loyfiround i Sunday, For d.iy.s he had cuItivaU'd , her friendship with Invent. May Get Life DRIVE AIMED AT CHISELING IN STATE WPA Special to The Courier. HARRISBURG, Feb. 22.--Just before he resigned as State administrator of the WPA, J. Banks Hudson ordered a reinvest] gat ion of Pennsylvania's caseload of 240,000 WPA workers to eliminate "chiseling." He oaid the "needs" reclassification was being made under an amend-1 ment to the recent $725,000,000 Fed-1 eral appropriations act and specified ! it must be completed by March 26. It is the first time in.three years such a thorough inquiry into the State's WPA caseloads has been made, officials said. The investigation was prompted by charges in Congress, at the time the appropriations act was passed, that WPA in some states had been used for political purposes and continued to support a large number of meltgibles. At the same time, Hudson said that a similar reclassification proposed lubt month by the State Department of Public Assistance, was being discontinued but that this new ^ investigation would be carried out in cooperation with the State relief administration. Firemen Lauded At Annual Fete; Over 100 Attend The 16th smnvul the oiqamzation ol the New Haven i port u n i t Hose Company und Bund v.rsi held | Styie Tuesday n i u l i t at tfie Gu'enwund j^,, i: n n Methodist Episcopal Church dimnj:- room with covers hud for rr.oie tlun 100 firemen juid gueiU. An array of with M. B. Ptvx-e, mcncy-tyvjng uflurtngs. A.s n .sptxKiI feature of thi«, yeai 's ; Bargain Days, the metchanta will ! I V C UV-MJ $50 in pn 'c--. On Page ! Nine of today's Courier wilt be- found a g i f t coupon on v, hich the shopper KS , iSi-Ucd io pi mt his or her name and j .iddie-sv «ii:d deposit in a Lcceptnble in I iiny ot tlio lure.s U i i t l aru pniticipatini: in t'u- merchant! i-, :n£ p return. Tim print's (if $2.1, $15 and $10 will be Riven a\v*iy rtt 2:30 o'clock Monday ttftoinocm at the vjcant cnr lot of Mai-on Motor Company in West Cr.jw- ford iivonue. No purchase is neces- s.ny to bccoinu eligible for one of the three jwujd.^ ,md the shopping pub- U I g o r t to av:ill I t a c l f of the op . Mrs. ARHCS Sckarck Following acquittal on charges of murdorinff her husband, Mrs. Agnes Sckarck, 32, was married in Cleveland to Stanley Sulkowski, 51, who was the prosecution's star witness against her. Re supported the State's charpe she poisoned her mate, then strung him up by the neck to makf it appear he had committed suicide. f Central Press) Denies He Was Driver in Wreck; inquest Postponed RECALL U.S. MARINES ON CHINA LEAVE UNIONTOWN, Feb. 22.--Although Crisis Precipitated' QS ; paid a fine on a reckless driving ' , r-. j /-- j._« Japs Demand oreater Authority in Internat- he chat go a result of the accident, John Fulton, 25, of West Leisenring, yesteiday caused a postponement of a coronet's inquest when he testified that, not himself., but a girl .friend had been operating his car when it became involved in a crash last December 13 which cost the life of the wife of Hie track coach at Connellsville high school. The inquest was, being conducted into the collision on Springfield Tike, ionol Settlemenf; WANTTOEND TERRORISM By United Press. .._ SHANGHAI. Feb. 22.--Leaves or a near Nurmalville, when Mrs. Grace; majority of United States marines Workman Lerew, 42. -wife of. Joseph 1 were cancelled by their officers today Lerew. 1008 South Pittsburg street, I as Japanese anger over activities a£ Connellsvillc, was critically injured. Chinese terrorists threatened a crisis Released from Connellsville Hospital, | involving the interests o£ foreign after treatment for a broken rinee cap and other injuries, Mrs. Lercw died February 2 at her home as the result ol a blood clot. In the car with the victim at the time was Mrs. C. E. Reynolds, 410 East Washington avenue. Connclls- vijle, who also was badly injured and sufleied seriously from shock. The machine, operated by Mrs. Lerew, w.\s m-.olved in a collision with the automobile of John Fulton. Fulton, yesterday, told the coronet's jury that, following the ;cci- Continued on Page Two. CONGRESSMAN MUNDT ASSURES WALTONITES HE WILL BE HERE participating in ; Fifteen Door Prizes Ai Walton Banquet Fjs-fiing tackle to the value of $30 L f l , j will be given as door prizes at annual * \ ChapU 1 of Ir.iiak Walton League evL'nmg at tile First Method LSI Episcopal Church. Theie will be 15 prizes. One Miner Dies r Five Hurl in Westmoreland County Mine Accidents GREENSBURG, Feb. 22.--One miner was killed and five injured in a series of coal mining mishaps in "Westmoreland county. Harry Espcy, 45, of Hahntown, was fatally injured when caught in a fall of slate in a country coal mine near his home. Frank Ackerman, 42j ol Hahntown, was caught in the same fa' but received only slight injuries. John DeRosa, 52, of West Newton, R. D. 1, suffered injuries to the right hand and leg in an accident in the Hutchinson mine. Andrew Slasik, 52, of Edna No. 2, suffered lacerations of the ring and small fingers of his right hand while trying to break the wheel of a coal v/agon. George Ridgway, 21, of West Newton, was in McKcesport Hospital in a serious condition with injuries suffered Monday night when he was crushed between two mine cars in the Hubbiiid mine i-i Douglas Hollow near West Newton. Joseph Sipas, 23, of Peters Plan, Versailles township, was injured in a similar accident in the Tube City Collieries Company plant. His foot was crashed. Roscoc Miner Killed. Perry Risher, 59, a miner of Roscoe, was electrocuted Monday about a mile inside the workings c-C the Crescent No 2 mine ot the Pittsburgh Coal Company, between Spoors and Lover; when his hand came in contact v.nth n live wire its he wui helping to push n car loaded with pit Tcnrnsend Dan's Described by police as a "religious fanatic," Towjiscnd Davis, 40, a gardener of Pasadena, was found in "Wintcrhaven, Cal., with Anne Louise Sweitzer, 8-year-old child, whom it was feared he had kid- naped. t h a i are J3.ii gam D;iys are: Aaron . A. P. Super Mai ket Acme Vaikttts, M. Bernardo, Books' Shoe Slori?, Burns Cut Rjte prominent, ipcakci";, * Moir. Central Service Station, A. A. ClaiKr. ConiK'lUviIlc Branch, A. A. winch po^t he has seivcd at the an- ; A., J R, Davidson Company, David- nunl iifTair.s MUCC their inception, paid j sonV, Chas. Hnany. Enany Motor , . , ,, , .. . . Blowing tnbuti-b to the local om.in-ls.ilp. K . v u i t e BiikiiiR Company body amending will be eligible mition for the p.irt they play in F'ox's. GiRhotU 1 *-. Billy Goldstonc, The) p a i llcip:ilc ni t h o ri:stnbutlon community hfp. . Goodwin Company. Harris', C. Ro ' Interspersing the speaking piogrum f HcUc!, K E Hinder, The Hollywood' \v:\s n varied ariangoincnt (if e n t e r - j Shnppc. Hooper . Lonu, Kcagy dm^ ' Uunment foittiucs including numbers I stoic, Kc-lner book store, Kotler'b' by the Fiiemen's Band; song-- by ihe j shoe --tare, Lau^hrcy D»-ug Company j Firemen** Quartet, composed of C. j The Lo.fder Store, Lt'un's, Loucki j Herbert Ellis, Dnvirl Chailesworth, H.JH.Jidwj'-c Company, McCrory Com- D. Shearer, Jr.. und Wilbur Camlin j pany. TiIt-Kt-nna shoe mnrket, G. C. with Dr. J. Harold Dull, accom- \ M u i p h y Comp;my, National B;mk v^t pnmst; i^olos by El«ie Atkins witn Trust Company, N'ewmyer dairy bar, Oppcnheim'i. Witii more than 200 reservations ' already received lor the annual j banquet ot the Connellsville Chapter ! or the Izaak "Walton League ot America leceived, and definite assurance that Congressman Karl Mundt of South Dakota will be here t of the Conncllsvillc , for the principal address, Waltonites ant-icipiile Thursday evening will become a "ied letter" day in their \ calendar ot events for 1939. Eveiy- ) The banquet will be served in the to AIINERS %VITM SAFETY BELTS DIE; OTHERS, \MTHOUT THEM, ESCAPE Joseph Lepera, accompanist, and song followed by a combination piano solo and tap dcmcc by M r . f dairy store, Second PriramounL Theatre, Orphcurn Theatre, SUBBURY, Ont. t Feb. 22.--Coroner P. E. La Flamme decided today that two miners died in a rock slide last night because they wore ".safety" belts, Thiee miners working with them in the mine who wore not wearing safety belts escaped with slight injuries. The accident occurred half a mile underground at the Frood mine. The dead men weie H. Koski, 40, and Eino Laurila, 32. "When 10 tons of oic full," Coio- ner La Flamme said, "the two wearing safety belts were pinned down, while the other three were able to reach safety." The belts are used to prevent miners from falling from the slanting sides of the mine tunnels. Last night they served to prevent the victims getting out of the way of the slide. Mt. Pleasant Woman Winner in Two Suits After Motor Mishap By United Press. CREENSBURG, Feb. 22.--Elizabeth Feagley, of Mount Pleasant, today was the winner in court suits brought against her as the result of an automobile collision. A jury before Judge J. Hilary Keenan returned vei diets in her favor in the suits brought against Mayor Ir;i D. Younkm, emending a welcome to viMfoi.s, hugtjestcd that fie guebN, to "show the.r apprecM- tion, should stage n banquet in the near future with the liremeji as guests. His proposal was popularly zeceived and he;trti'y endorsed in turn by other speaker?.. John F. Lowers of Swiswale, chuir- mnn of the ndviiory board ol the Vestern Pennsylvania Firemen Association, said he had a hitjh regaid i'or the Connellsviilc firemen. "Whenever they are needed to play a part in the affairs of the Western Pennsylvania organi/.alion they aie always ready and willing," he declared. The volunteer fire department is typically an American organization, said Mr. Lowers, pointing out thot 75 per cent of Presidents, congressmen find members of state legislatures have been at one time or another volunleei firemen, "This has been true since the time our country consisted oC only 13 states," he added. Former Judges Thomas H. Hudson and John D. Dawson finally settled their "differences 1 ' that arose a couple yeais ago when Judge Hudson prom- Continued on Page Two. .. Rose's National Bank, j Service Hiidio Electric Company, Snydcr's. Soisson Tlieatrr, Swan's G-E Apphancei, Ticutman'b, ]{. War- -slifil, Werner's Sunoco SUitiun, West Kjdu Motor Company, Woilung Man's Ktorr, Wright Slice Company. Y. M, Son of Accountant Freed by Kidnapers, $300 Ransom Is Paid NEW By United Prcsa. YORK, Fob. 22.- Blizzard Hits Region; Causes Traffic Danger First Methodist dimngroom. Congi cf Episcopal Church Mundt yesterday C. A. Restaurant, Zimmerman Compa Zucks and B. .Hospital Patients. Mr*. Catherine Gosv/tck of 513 Ka.s t G i bio 11 d vcn ue. Loon Sw a rt/.- wood and Elmer Bolish of Mount Bradciock, David Sloncr ot 217 Wood lawn avenue and Kenneth Hay Christman of "White have been admitted to Connellsville State Hospital fur treatment Insurgent Diplomat -Gfcoigo Katz, Broolvlyn accountart of moderate means, revealed today that his her by Carl Nicholson, Sewicklcy j four-year-old sou, Michael, had been township, and Seibert Nelson, minor, of Connellsvillc. The suits were the outgrowth ol an automobile collision between cars driven by M^ss Feagley and Nicholson, with whom Nelson was riding. All three parties in the claimed they were injuied. suits North Carolina Death ToSi After Tornado Four WINDSOR, N. NC., Fob. 22--The death toll of a tornado which swept through a coasuil farm aven near heie reached four today with the Schoolman to Retire. Siiilef P. Ceist. supervising principal of Derry township schools, informed the board o£ education theie that he planned to retire at the close ·£ the cm-rent term. Mr. Ceist was located at Uniontown for a number )t years after having served as prin- 7--ipol of Lntrobe High and then he death of Mrs George Lawrence, G6, in a hospital. The storm injtiic-d 100 persons and destroyed 40 homes. It cut a three- mile path through Ihe farm settlement before blowing iiscU out os-ct- Albermarlc Sound. a ' kidnaped Monday morning and released that night after payment of "appioximately S300" ransom. The boy was not hnimcd. The kidnapers, two unidentified men, demanded S7,000. btit they agreed to ihe reduced jar.aom when Kate told them through on m'.ermed- iary that he could pay no more. KaU was reluctant to disclose details of the case. He sa.d that police invcbtigalDis woikir.g on the matter had requested him not to talk about it. Police themselves declined to give any information. The kidnaping took place abojt 8:30 A. M. Monday as Michael left the 1'ouse with a Negio maid to go to kindergarten .rent to D'.-ny Township in 1923. IM.-CS. are on the Surely Court Friday. GREEXSBURG. JVb. 22 Judge Richard D. Laird will conduct the Febiuary Cession of surety and desertion coin I Friday moniing. Sixteen Slate Truck Mishap Victim. David R. Larkm, 17. ot Manifold," Washington county, was killed instantly Monday in an accident at the Midland mine when he was caught in the mechanism of a slate truck. He \uis the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Larkin of Manifold, foimerly of near West IvVvvton. The funeial SCTVU.O i will b« he.d Thu:sd,-,y afternoon with I interment being made vn Wist Ne\\ - ' urn Comctei v Francisco Gomez Jordana Francisco Gomez Jordana, foreign minister of Spain's Insurgent government, is conferring with Senator Leon Berard of France in Burgos, Spain, completing negotiations for full recognition of the Franco government. Britain is expected to follow France's lead in the rratter. (Central Press) One of the woist bJE/.zards of the year .-.-.vcpt the- Connellsville community during the night, blanketing the district under a snowfall ranging ttom t\\ o and a half to four inches. Weather Obseivcr Ji. V. Atkins said the average snowfall in the city w.is two and » half inches, jt having a precipitation of .42 of an inch. The Youghiogheny River stage was ·1 30 feet and was failing. Blustery winds from the northwest dashed rain, sleet and heavy snow over the urea Tuesday evening and traffic was endangered as the drop in tiie theimometcr created an icy underfooting. The mercury fell to 16 during the night after having climbed to a mild 50 Tuesday. The rain tutned to sieet and then snow. The coldest spot was, as expected, Roaring Run, called Fayette county's "ice box," whete a low o£ 10 above was reported. Indian Head had a reading of 15. Baltimore OfLO Railroad reported the following temperature readings: Sand Patch, 18; Kockwood, 13; Someiset, 14; Opekiska, W. Va., 14; Smilhfield, 16; Johnstown, 18, and Connellsville, 16. The Weather Russell Donaldson, Worrell "Corrigan" Due Back Home Today Russell C. Donaldson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Donaldson of Movrell, was due to a v rive in Connellsville this afternoon from Peabody, Mass., where he had been taken when imprisoned in a freight car. Russell, who wanted to go to Florida to escape t'ie cold weather, boarded the freight at UhrichsviJle, Ohio, and a short time later the car was sealed. A week later the cat- was opened but he found himself in Massachusetts, instead of warm and sunny Florida. He was weak from hunger and thirst and his feet were neaily frozen. He had been in the J. B. Thomas Hospital in Peabody, Mass., and was dischaiged Tuesday a-ternoon. His father was notified that his son was coming home and that he would be in Greeensburg at"12:35 o'clock this afternoon. notified Ros« J. Medcalf, president of the chapter, he had shifted conflicting engagements so that he would be able to come to Connells- villc He will arrive at 7:20 o'clock \ i a the Baltimore Ohio railroad and be taken directly to the banquet | hall. Mr. Mundt will be the only | speaker and just two other events \ mark the program -- drawings for 14 excellent prizes of use to any angler and the showing of motion pictures, m color, of fishing in Alaska. "The Challenge of Conservation" will be Congressman Mundt's topic. He lias been an active figure Nationally in conservation work and is the Jiuthor of a pure streams bill No. H. R. 4170. Kenneth A. Reid, organizer of the Connellsville chapter and now general manager of the Izaak Walton League with headquarters in Chicago, writing to local officers said, concerning the congressman: "Connellsville should " feel highly honored to have him there. He is a long-time member and officer of the League who has really earned his spurs in Conservation .-work and the author of out-pure streams "bill- H. R. 4170. It is particularly appropriate to have him there now. I can vouch for the fact that he is one of the best speakers I have ever heard so you need have no hesitancy in pouring it on in urging people to attend." In another letter, to chapters in Pittsburgh, New Kensington and Uniontown, Reid said: "I can personally vouch for his (Mundt's) ability as an after dinner speaker and you will never hear a better talk on conservation and Wal- tonism than Karl will give." Rev. L. S. Elliott, pastor of the church, will serve as toastmaster. c-an tries. Japanese authorities were expected to present a series of demands--reported from Tokyo to approximate an ultimatum--to authorities of the foreign-controled International Settlement late today, It was reported that Japan would demand an increase in Japanese members of the Shanghai municipal police and possibly authorization for Japanese military units to patrol the International Settlement .to combat terrorism: j Within 18 months Chinese terrorists, operating with astonishing audacity in the heart of Japanese-occupied territory, had assassinated more than 80 Chinese "traitors" who were co- perating, openly or secretly, with the Japanese conquerors. While Chinese guerrillas harassed communications and attacked isolated garrisons in territory long nominally under Japanese domination, these men, some ol them members of the "blue shirt" patriotic organization, had operated in densely populated Shanghai. A week ago a large force. o£ armed Chinese penetrated into the heart ol the Japanese-controled Tatao area of western Shanghai, fired a number of shots in the air in front of the principal police station, and scattered pamplets announcing in the name of the "Chinese Anti-Japanese Anti- Traitor Iron and Blood Corps" that alt "traitors" would be exterminated. They said that previous assassinations had been only a sample. Next, terrorists shot and killed-To Fob. a leading judge of the Japanese- sponsored government of greater Shanghai. On Sunday, it became apparent that the situation was approaching a climax. First terrorists fired on a Japanese army automobile in the crowded Nanking road in International Settlement territory. They wounded Jiichi Koyanagi, an official Japanese army photographer, Kokuro Sato and Miss Masko Morioka. Next terrorists bombed the Japanese Kungdah mill. On Sunday evening Chen Lo, foreign minister in the Japanese-sponsored "reformed" government of Nanking, arrived in supposedly complete secrecy--with 20 bodyguards-to celebrate the Chinese new year at the home of a friend in Chinese territory. Gaiety was at its height when 15 Chinese terrorists entered the iront door. They herded the unresisting bodyguards before them, entered the room where the party was proceeding, and emptied their revolvers into Chen's body. · "_ · _£-_-_·· '- By tfils time"Japanese anger was at fighting pitch. The Japanese consul went to the municipal council, made a verbal protest against the shooting of the Japanese in the army automobile and reserved the right to present a written one. Farm Meeting Saturday. Pennsylvania Agricultural Cooperative Union will hold two meetings Saturday. One is scheduled for 1:30 o'clock in Hurst High School and the other at 2:30 o'clock in the courthouse at Greensburg. Tot Falls From Auio. SOMERSET, Feb. Miller, four, son of Snow flurries and continued cold tonight; Thursday fair with slowly rising tempera'ti'-cs is the noon weather foiecast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Record. 1939 193S Maximum . 50 46 Minimum . . IB :i2 Alear. - S3 39 22. -- Dwight Mr. and Mrs. Harry Miller of Rockwood, R. D. 2, was treated at Community Hospital for lacerations of the forehead suffered when he was reported to have fallen from his father's automobile. Convicted of Arson. SOMERSET, Feb. 22--Leo Arcurio, erstwhile Windber merchant and cobbler, was convicted on two major counts of arson arising from the ring ol a dwelling house and store at Windbet last November. Greensbure Woman Dies. GREENSBURG, Feb. 22.--Miss Florence N. (Dot) Kane, a resident of Greensburg for the past 58 years, died Tuesday at the home of Mary K. and Welty Earnest. Paroled Convict In Gun Battle; Wounded, Captured FRANKLIN, Pa., Feb. 22.--Harry "Ted" Rossey, 31, paroled convict, was wounded and captured here today by State Motor Police after h« shot it out and escaped two ofliceri at Oil City last ni^ht. Rossey was rushed to the Venango county jail here alter being wounded by Patrolman A. C. Hughmanick, He was discovered along Deep Hollow road shortly, before 11. A. M. Hughmanick was one of two officers that Rossey fired upon last night when they went to the home of a brother-in-law, William Houser, to question Rossey about a holdup. Maestro, Minus Hat and Carrying Umbrella In Zero, Gets Arrested By United Press. WAUSAU, Wis., Feb. 22.--Percy Grainger, 56, pianist-composer, has toured all the principal countries o£ the world and been acclaimed a master of the. piano. He came to Wausau last night and was seized, mistakenly, as a suspicious character. He hnd stepped off a train wearing while d^ick trousers and a brov.-n jacket. 1-ic wore no hat or overcoat although tlie temperature \vas' seven degrees below zero. He carried an umbreHa, t\vo traveling bags and wore a knapsack on his back. Two policemen who warned to keep watch had been foi a sus- picious man, seized Grainger and took him to police headquarters. There he identified himself and accepted their apologies. He explained he disliked heavy, clothing, hasn't worn a hat in 20 years, and carries the" umbrella to keep the snow out oC his bushy hair. He has played in most capitals of the world.. His hobbies are long- distance hiking and tile study of the Maori and Polynesian languages. Of more than 60 compositions for piano, voice, orchestra and chorus he is best known for his "Country Gardens," "Sheperds Hey," "In a Nut-' shell,' 1 and ''The Warriors."

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