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PAGE FOUR. THE lUTT/y COURIER, CONNETJ.SVILT.E, PA. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1939. THE COURIER COMPANY James J. Driscoll R. A. Doncgan Waiter S. Stimmel lames M. Driscoll ... T. Wylio Dnscoll ,, Publishers 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 Advct Using, A. N. P. A. Sewed by United Press and International News Service SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month; S5 per year, or 52.50 for six nonths by mail if paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Postoflice, Connellsville, Pa. WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 32, 1939 H? WASHINGTON 1VEKE AMVB The words of counsel which Washington gave the early Americans in his Farewell Address are as applicable today, the 207th anniversary of his birth, as when they were uttered September 17, 1796. They conveyed to the people the highest patriotic ideals which were his throughout his public life. They reflected that well-tempered prudence which had distinguished all his conduct. Washington counselled his fellow citizens to be Americans. He warned against sectionalism. "Let there be no North, no' South, Bast of West," was his urgent advice for he recognized that every section of the then limited nation was dependent upon the other, jxist as much as we are now, from the Atlantic to the Pacific and the from Canadian border to the Gulf. The fear of too rabid partisanship was in the mind of the First President. He cautioned against "the baneful effects ^f party spirit and of the ruin to which its extremes must lead." Today we have one party as a check on the other and look upon it is a contributing to purity in political affairs, but there is no doubt partisanship can be so deep- rooted as to work against the putiMc interest. Another admonition was to keep the departments of government separate. Washington "feared the influence one might have on the other if this rule were not followed. Tt may be he sensed the possibility of an autocracy, for he had been offered the kingship but had unreservedly rejected the idea. . _.- . Whether Washington would condone some of or political attitudes if he were alive today is a matter of-opinion. It does not seem probable he would have departed one iota from his warning to: "Observe justice.and. good faith toward all nations; have neither passionate hatreds nor passionate attach- ..-ments, and be independent politicalljrof· all,**^ -_. . -. .And'he summed up the whole spirit:of Tjatriotism in. " this brief sentence: " . - -· - ~ - ~ "Tn one word, be a nation; be Americans, and be true to yourselves." - _ ~I^,.~ ~~- POPUXiAK BUT NOT FOE THIRD TERM Happen what may between the President and Congress, Mr. Roosevelt retains his popularity with the people, if a. well-known poll is to be accepted as an accurate cross section. It has not been known to fail yet, but then one has but to hark back a few years to the time the Literary Digest ·went wrong, so much so that it never attempted another survey. The most recent Gallup count reveals the President still well out in. front, as of the current month; more popular than in November. Unbelievable as it may seem, the survey places him only a point below where he was when he was first elected in. 1932. Just such, incidents as the suspected possible attempt on his life in Florida last week have their influence. Everybody abhors any design oa the life of the Chjef Executive. · Such acts make nim friends. But no survey yet made has shown strong support for a third term. - ~ SUGGESTION FOE HTOTEBS Meat of the crow, the farmer's psst and destroyer of millions of eggs of nesting ducks in the Far North, has been pronounced palatable by persons who have eaten it. If it is, there should be an excellent opportunity for the hunter who reluctantly puts away his guu at the end of. the regular game seasons, for a year's rest. Why should he not only continue to indulge his propensity to get into the open spaces, but also supply the family larder with a delicacy, all the while he is ridding the farms of the destructive birds. In the West, where crow are more numerous',' drastic steps are taken to get rid of them. At San Jose, III,, the other day a dynamite blast set off in a hedge where they were roosting killed a thousand. Even larger numbers have been reported killed by blasting areas where they are accustomed to congregate. Experienced hunters say the crow tries the skill of the marksman. It might be a good suggestion for a Saturday afternoon. rsoar THE AIK. A citizen of the vicinity of Sydney, New South Wales, was victim of an accident which he rightly said might never happen again to him in a thousand years, but may in the not distant future require legislation in the United States, if not already on the-statute books. Sitting in the back yard of his "home, the man was struck on the head and rendered unconscious by a piece of iron from an airplane flying over his house. The missile weighed a pound and a half. It struck a glancing blow or the man might have been killed. With the number of planes increasing rapidly and the flivver of the air a possibility soon, there will have to be laws to protect the folks below from Injury, possible death by parts of ships or articles carried aboard" being left loose into the air. FOG STILX U5COXQUIHED The science of aeronautics has not progressed much farther toward solution of the problem of overcoming the dangers of fog than have we down on- terra firma in an · automobile. Pilots of planes and'drivers of cars are equally helpless in a dense formation. The continued menace to travelers in the air was demonstrated by the crash and destruction of eight naval training planes and the death of two aviators at Pensecola, Florida. The loss of the ships is put at 5144,000 No amount of money could make amends for the death of the fliers. A naval board will investigate, but that will not solve the problem. 3Iuch is needed in tbe development of planes before travel will be safe. THE WORLD LOVES A WINNER! What's What At a Glance STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. THE GREAT GRANITE By CHARLES P STCTART WASHINGTON, Feb. 22.--The railroad brotherhoods' official news! Gcor S e Washington was elected It was juit 150 years a£o that organ, "Labor," speaks of union lenders as "figntinfl mad" over the dropping of Frank McManamy from membership on the Interstate Commerce Commission. By its reference to "leaders," "Labor" of course especially means leaders of the railroad workers' organizations. It certainly e-xpresscs itself with authority; the 15 recognized standard transportation brotherhoods own the publication. It safely can be taken for granted, then, that it knows precisely what it is talking about on this particular subject--is doing not a bit of mere guessing, as might conceivably be the case as to the average newspaper. Besides being 100 per cent authoritative, in its field, "Labor" has been, thus far, unfalteringly pro-New Deal. The American Federation of Labor has not been quite so whole-heartedly so. The A. F. of L. does not altogether like the National Labor Relations Board, which is supposed to have Administration backing, and is described by the A. F. of L. as prejudiced in favor of John L. Lewis' CIO, a set-up "at outs" with the AFL. But the railroad brotherhoods are not allied with the AFL. They are friendly to it, and always have been, but they have not "belonged." I do to the Presidency. The 30th of April will mark the 150th anniversary of ills Inauguration. "What was It about Washington which so excited the admiration of all classes? Undoubtedly it was his unusual character. It was the man himself more than anything he ever did which accounted for the success ot his efforts. What this country needed so desperately during the Revolutionary War wag morale, and nobody in all the colonies could have furnished that at did "Washington. To him men of all classes looked in times ot danger and were given courage. Tbir one man stood like the great shaft of granite which now commemorates Ills memory in the city o{ Washington. Soldiers were ready to lay down their Hves, women to give their sons as soldiers, men to leave their fields and take up arms, statesmen U) tacc apparently insuper- a blc difHcul ties so long as this granite-like figure towered reassuringly over the landscape ot events, He wis a human being nnd had faults as every human being has, but it was the conviction ot his generation that he was one of the noblest human beings that ever graced the earth, and the passing years have confirmed this judgment. Ail rights reserved--Eiabsmi Newspaper Syndicate. SIDELIGHTS The third annual hobby show, sponsored by the D, T. Informer, official school publication, Is being held this week at Dunbar Township High School with the pupils displaying models, collections, curios, art work and other articles that come not know that ihcy are outright anti- under their hobbies. Betty Boyd is CIO. The fact remains that their the student director of the show while organ, "Labor," has plugged unceasingly for Rooseveltlanism ever since "F. D." came into office--and before that, when he was a presidential randidatc the first time. Until just now! Today, on the McManamy issue, it's "fighting mad" at him. Frank McManamy is a practical working railroadman--a member of the Brotherhood of .Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. It always tacitly has been recognized that at least one of his ilk was entitled to a place on the I. C. C, The commission was created in President Theodore Roosevelt's era. As the "practical member," "Teddy" appointed President E. E. Clark ot the Order of Railway Conductors. Thenceforward there never has been an Interval without a working railroader in office. McManamy graduated 'into his commissionership in 1923. He previously had held important subordinate posts in the set-up. Recently his current term waxed toward its close. A committee of the Railway Labor Executives' Association called on President Roosevelt to request his reappointment. The committeemen included President David B. Robertson of the Brotherhood of Locomotive' Firemen and Enginemon, President George M. Harrison of the Railway Clerks and President B. M. Jewell of the Railway Employes' Department-a distinguished group. ' According to "Labor," these callers "came away with the impiession that McManamy would remain for a long, long time, and that, when a change was contemplated, the chiefs of the standard railroad labor organizations would be consulted." GEORGE WASHINGTON We are '.he sont of noble sires. The guardians of their altar fires. The far descendants, one by one Of patriot General Washington; The heir", o£ that 111-clad brigade Whose stand at Valley Forge was mode; V/c are the ones for whom he fought, OI whom it night he often thought; And these arc times we should recall The first great leader o£ us all Should hear his patient, counseling voice In every dangerous hour of choice; And In a world by haticds s v a c d Speak out for frerdoM 11'iafr.nd" Anthony Carporale is the senior class representative, Louis Hess junior, Edward ChernJtsfcy sophomore and Pollie Beatty freshman. This has proved in the past two years to be a popular activity at the Leisenrtng No. 1 school. Recent observance of past exa'lted rulers night by ConnellsviUe Lodge, B. P. O. Elks, brings out the fact that many persons have held that office in the organization since its formation 40 years ago. The list of past exalted rulers ot the local lodge follows: James M. Doyle, 1899-1000. *J. E. Stillwagon, 1900-1901. ·M. K. Smith, 1901-1902. ·C. L. Clarke, 1902-1903. *A. W. Bishop, 1903-1904. *G. B. Snyder, 1904-1905. *S. B. Sickelsmltb, 1805-1906. T. V. Donegan, 1906-1908. 'J. B. Millard, 1908-1910. R. L. Ryan, 1910-1911. F. H. Harmening, 1811-1912. R. W. Leiberger, 1912-1813. 'Harry Hopkins, 1913-1014. H. M. Kephart, 1914-1515. *J. E. Wallace, 1915-1916, *J. B. Millard, 1916-19J7. F., L. Duggan, 1917-1918. J. G. Iippman, 1918-1919. Abe I. Daniels, 1919-1920. ·A. L. Friel, 1921-1923. H. F. Moser, 1923-1824. A. J. RoWer, 1924-1925. Wm. E, DeBolt, 1825-1926. J. J. Fnel, 1926-1927. J. L. Howard, 1927-1928. D. E. Isola, 1928-1929. J. H. Strawn, 182D-1930. A. B. Norton, Jr., 1930-1931. W. N. Beiber, 1831-1932. L. J. Cole, 1932-1933. ' B. H. Campbell, 1833-1934. B. C. Burkhart, 1934-1935, C. R. Oaks, 1035-1936. C. H. Ellis, 1936-1837. Abe I. Daniels, 1937-1939. "Deceased. and he was overly impressed by the fact that it was a college president who turned reporter to help a struggling scribe. And we can't say in words just how much we appreciated Dr. Reeves' turn. In Germany where the dictator has been running wild, announcemen was made th.U Adolf Hitler has set 50 miles an hour as the proper top speed for good Nazis on German highways and called reckless driving a "crime against the nation." In other -words if you don't lose your head while speeding, Hitler migh have His head-chopper go to work on you. It's unlawful to commit a "crime against the nation" in Germany. As a forerunner to the opening March 1 of the mumcipally-ovnec incinerator at Umontown, that city is having a big clean-up campaign anc all old tin cans, boxes, rubbish, garbage and anything any lesident want: removed will be hauled away free o! charge, ftfarch 1 finds Unior.town taking over the garbage remova business which some o£ the councilmen there believe will create a surplus that will help the tax burden In Connellsville the garbage icmova is in charge of a private concern. NEWS BEHIND, THE NEWS By PAULMALLQR, WASHINGTON, Feb. 22.--Two but this much is known among their "apanese spy bases have been located n the Caribbean where the Ameri-an fleet is now maneuvering under VIr. Roosevelt's eye. Officially they are designated as fish-canning factories. As a front hey practice a legitimate fishing busimss, but they also do some legitimate spying business on xhe ide. | One is on the north shore of Colombia, very near the Panama Canal; the other 'n Venezuela only short distance farther east They vere secretly established about three ·ears ago, but have only recently :ecome noticeably active. From these two bases, Jap fishing smacks cruise through the entire Caribbean, dropping their nets wherever their binoculars find something ntciestmg, including, occasionally, Ish. friends: Hopkins opened the subject and asked if there was not some way to end the hostility he otarted oy opposing Gillette in the primary. He was willing to do anything he could, did not seek to avoid re--r«t, sponsibi'.ity for his action, yet indicated that if he had it to do over again he would not have opposed illette. The senator, lor his part, was willing to meet such a frank overture halfway, and the ensuing exchange of amenities made a touching scene. The setup follows a Gilbert and Sullivan opera plot more closely than anything else, but is far more productive and efficient. It is worked ilong the same known lines as the Japanese cannery fleets operating 'rom Alaska down to the British laval base at Singapore on the Asiatic coast, and from California down through Central and South America on our side. The fishing spies^ use cameras when they can. Their instructions demand pictures wherever possible. They contact the homeland through he Japanese merchant marine with which they cooperate intimately. Jap merchants' ships take both the canned fish and the uncanned spy products back home, and, when necessary, can use their radios. For some years, our naval intelligence has considered it singular that when they go out into the Pacific lor maneuvers or gunnery practice, Jap fishing sloops decide the fishing is best within sight of the target. There have been occasions when our battleships moved, only to lave the Jap fishermen decide to go along too. In fact, it is getting so .hat our commanders feel lonesome and slighted if they go on an experimental errand without Japanese accompaniment. It looks like the Jnps do not consider the errand unimportant. Latest inside report is the Japs lave decided the fishing around Puerto Rico is so good they will have establish a cannery there. They lave about as much chance as establishing one in the Potomac. However, the system is hard to stop. In Venezuela and Colombia, as elsewhere, the Japanese succeeded in getting some local capital to put up part of the money for the canneries, thereby further disguising their purpose. Although every Japanese ship and sailor is in the na\ al reserve, -it is practically impossible to make a diplomatic case out of their extracurricular activities. They may find their new field in the Caribbean somewhat rougher than the Pacific. The American fleet does not intend to let anyone in on its battle formations and there is just a possibility that a stray shell or two may fall erroneously upon any fishing strangers who get too close. Harry Hopkins' is a new man--a man of peace. He has been spending so much time lately burying hatchets there are rumors the space beneath his office floor is filled with folded tomahawks. Yes sir, he has even made a friendly peace with. Senator Gillette in an historic unreported scene. Gillette, the lowan whom Hopkins tried to purge, went down to see the new Commerce Secretary with two other Iowa legislators in behalf of a candidate for a job. When the patronage conference was over, Hopkins asked Gillette to remain behind. They talked 20 minutes and wound up by shaking hands. What they said is their business, Those who are envisioning Hopkins return to his very early homeland as a move for 1940 will not find many here who share their viewpoint . . . Or anyone of authority who thinks it can work out that way. It Hopkins has a chance to get the Iowa delegation to the next Democratic convention the politicians here do not know what is going on in the world. As Otkers Think Court Rejects Punitive Tax (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). When Governor Earle and the Democratic organization forced a bill through the 1937 Legislature designed to drive chain stores and chain theaters from the state by means of a prohibitive tax that run up to $500 a unit beyond a certain number, they acted in the face of state-wide protests. With organizations of farmers, dairymen, real estate and other business men joining with consumers in opposing it, the measure was so unpopular that all the political force of the administration was required to put it through the Senate. Now the act has been declared unconstitutional by the Dauphin county court, and, in delivering the opinion, Presiding Judge William M. Hargest characterizes the measure in language that fulfills the prophecy of its critics when it was before the Legislature. It was held to be unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious and without any natural, reasonable or just relation to the purpose of the act. As bait for legislative votes, the revenue was to be used to raise the salaries of teachers to fourth-class districts, but it was pointed out that if the bill served its purpose of eliminating the chain establishments there would not be any revenue. Stray Thoughts By S M DeHUFP Although elected for the first time but lour years ago, Washington newspaper writers have voted Hush. D. Holt, West Virginia, to be "of the least use to the U. S. Senate," which moves me to inquire of just what use William E. Borah, Idaho, has been to that august body since he became a member of it along about the same time I started wearing long pants? Add the Mills Brothers, yesterday's radio sensations, to that list of forgotten folks. So far, I've ' never learned if an item in a recent Charles F. Danver Fost-Gazette_.column was seen "by the party who~asked me to write it. A young woman autoist who is kind enough to pick me up every now and then, or^ my way to work mornings, tells me she rarely is abed after 5 A. M. which, of course, makes her one hundred per cent eligible for a place on my list of local early risers. One ostrich plume would suffice for a dozen 1939 model women's hats. Instead of being on the stage, where he .should have been, wasn't Bill Duncan, of Dunbar, out in a High School Auditorium corridor, between acts of "Step This Way," last Thursday evening, explaining to me why he and his mother enjoy this daily dab of nonsense. Doing little acts of kindness was never known to reduce the stature of really big men and women. Let's go to press. When Rev. Florindo DeFrancesco of Pittsburgh spoke m the Italian language at Father Henry DeVivo's testimonial dinner Sunday night, The Courier reporter was stumped for a translation. But Rev. James Wallace Heeves, president of Seton Hill College, came to bat. Leaning across the table, he obtained from the writer some copy paper and wrote a general ] outline of the speaker's remarks. It was the Irst time in the reporter's more than 15 years of experience that any one had gone to bat for him The following comes from Jesse Murphy, adjutant of Colonel William Cra%vford Camp o£ the United Span ish War Veterans: George Calhoun keeps the camp going every third Sunday in thi month. S. M. May gave up his chewing gum to show off some stunts. Red Mtu-phy, he reads the minutes And Joel Strawn mumbles loud. Walker hour.ds the delinquents and he sure collects from the crowd. John Nutter keeps a watchful eye when the comrades come in late. Chris Keifer, he takes care of the doors, while Welsh leaves off a funny roar. Emery Mai-tin keeps very much alert and so does Comrade Helms. Joe Ambrose comes shuffling in, While Cochran sits and rubs his chin. And Poco Bill sayi not a word. Dr. McCormick smokes a big cigar, while Beatty recites "Hichard. the Third." James Slaughter, he has a hobby. While McCoy says me too. So come out and get acquainted end meet this famous crew. We are always up and doing and this we'll prove to you. To al! U. S. W. V. comrades", we extend a welcome call. We want you to meet us upstairs in P. H. C. Hall. Korway has approximately 200 hospitals containinK 12.700 beds. B A N K I N G LOOKS A H E A D . ins Tke traditional American formula for success Is teamwork... cooperation... mutual helpfulness. Few men reach, tlie top purely througli their own efforts. Rather, they succeed because they cooperate with --- and have the cooperation of»-- others. Likewise no nation can achieve and maintain a standard of Irving such, as we have in America without teamwork among all classes and groups. If we are to go forward to greater prosperity in the future, we must do it hand in hand as a united people. This Lank will continue to cooperate for the best interests of the community and nation. T H E N A T I O N A L B A N K A N D T R U S T C O M P A N Y O f C O N N E L L S V I L L E Mcnilin I'Vdci-al IH'u,. ,u !;LMI.;UH'O CorjmfatSon.

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