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February 9, 1938

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 10

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PAGE TEN. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELT.SVrL'LE, PA. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9', J93S. SOLVE FALSE ALfRM PUZZLE AT SCOTTDALE \ "~~~^~~ Five-Year-Old Youngster Blamed; Parents Get Warning. OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST SCOTTDALE, Feb. 9.--Discovery that a false alarm sounded yesterday was sent in by a flvc-year-old boy may clear up the epidemic which has bothered the fire department recently. The child was taken home and insisted to his mother he had been at a mail box, not a fire alarm box. The mother was instructed to impress on the youngster he must stay away from such boxes. A warning has also been issued to all parents to inform their children not to tamper with fire boxes. Book Club Meets. Mrs. J. R. Campbell, Miss Peggy Dawson and Miss Ida Hickernell, took part on the Book Club program presented at its regular meeting at the hornTM of Mrs. H. R. Aiken in Loucks avenue Tuesday evening. The subject was "Drama, Cinema, nnd Radio." Mrs. Homer Ruth and Mrs". B. L. Sichclstil assisted Mrs Aiken with the social hour. D. P. Foole Bible Class Meeting. The D. T. Poole Bible Class of the First Baptist Church held its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening at the home ot Alex Peterson in Arthur avenue. Fire Police Nacd. The following fire police have been named by-Chief Howard Becglc for "the year 1938. Walter Haincs Howard C. Miner, -Joseph Mihm, A Curt Farmer, Henry Loetzblcr, Frank Htacs, Robert Hill and Alfred Stoncr Covered Dish Supper. -The .Beta.. Gradalc Sorority held a covrcd dish supper at the Y. M. C A, Tuesday evening. The"club mentor, Mrs. J. B. Lambert, and the councillors, Mrs.-Alfred Fisher, Miss Dorothy Weaver and Mrs. J. -W Bcadling, attended. PJillathcans Meet. Valentine social was held by the Senior Philathea Class of the Firs Baptist Church at the home of rMs. Stanley Rowc - in North Chcstnu street Tuesday evening. Each woman either sent or brought a Valentine for her Philathea sister. Assisting Mrs. Rowe' was Mrs. J. A I/ipps and Mrs. Charles Grctz. Al appointments at the meeting were in keeping with Valentine Day. Gifts for China Relief. Contributions for relief in China are being received by the Red Cros: in Scottdale. Money may cither bi given or sent to Rev. M, M. Snyder chairman of .the chapter, or to Philip - Theibert, treasurer, at the First Na tional bank. Northwest Expedition Dinner. The West Newton committee in charge of the celebration and welcome of the Northwest Expedition wagon train, now engaged in building fiatboats preparatory to floating down the Ohio River, has arrange* for a dinner and entertainment a 6:30 o'clock February 22. . Members of the expedition will bi present in a body, furnishing th entertainment and short recounts o experiences of their xpedition Souvenirs will be available. Scottdale persons wishing rcser valions may make them at Ruther ford's book store. Anomymous Gift Starts Library At Perryopoiis PERRYOFOEJS, Feb. 9.--A violin recital .by the" pupils of Elizabeth Stevens Hazcn will bo held Frida. evening at 8 o'clock at the courthouse auditorium in Uniontown. Th followinfi pupils from Pcrryopolis will take part in the program: Lor rainc Lint, Francis Knox, Vcra John son and Robert Lint. Mrs. A. . Blair will accompany Lorraine Lin Personals. Mrs. Frank Sislcy visited Mr. an Mrs. Shoup in McKecsport last week Effie Hasson visited with Harrie Currin here Saturday. To Entertain Class. Mary McKee will be hostess to th Dorcas Bible Class Thursday nigh Library Fund Started. The Pcrryopolis Methodist Episco pal Church has been donated $10 anonymously. The money is to.b used to start a church library, committee for selection ot books in eludes E. I. Romsier, Mary Duff Mrs. R. P. Kamcrcr, Mrs. Fred Me Williams and Airs. Butler Waugh. To Puichasc Sonc Books. A committee to purchase new son books lor the Methodist Episcopa Church has been named. It include Clarence Blair, chairman, Walte Murphy, Ada Buttermore and Dal Martin. Little Theatre Meeting. The Little Theatre of Pcrryopbli held its regular meeting Monda evening in the school building. Th program included a review of th play, "The Girl With . the Grec Eyes," written by Gladys Fitch given by Lucille Buttermore. Ad J. Waugh reported on "The Lure o Spoken Drama." Imoginc Carso spoke on "Modern Trend in Drama. Dorothy Boyd reviewed the pcpular "Brother F.at," a play now running Edwin Thorpe reported other Littl Theatre activities. The next meet ing of the croup will be on February Dies In Grceiisburf. ' Mrs. Sarah L. Shapiro, 01, wife o Jacob Shapiro of Grccnsburg, die in Westmoreland Hospital thcr Monday afternoon. Crochet Works Magic With String Household Arts by Alice Brook* HAPPENINGS IN A N D A B O U T MT. PLEASANT Crochet Then Join 'Medallions for dotli Scarf or Pillow Top PATTERN 6030 Your hook acts like a magic wand as you crochet these exquisite msdal- lions in string. They count up so quickly, you'll have enough to sew to- jcthcr for a beautiful spread, cloth, scarf or pillow before you know it! They measure TA and 2% inches in string--smaller in finer cotton. In pattern 6039 you will find complete instructions for making the medallions shown; an illustration of them and of all stitches used; a photograph of the medallions; material requirements. To obtain this pattern send 10 cents in stamps or coin (coin preferred) to The Courier Household Arts Dcpt., 259 W. 14th Street, New York, N. Y. Be sure to write plainly your NAME, ADDRESS and PATTERN NUMBER. School Tax Penalties Abated Unless Board Solicitor Rules No Durie and Zollars Say Move Unfair to Those Who Paid. LEGALITY STILL UNDETERMINED School Board Monday night voted, five to two, subject to the aproval ol Solicitor S. D. Braemer, to abate penalties on school taxes for the years 1930-1035 provided they arc paid by April 4, basing its action on a resolution adopted last week by City Council in the hope of stimulating payment ot delinquent taxes prior to the sale of seated lands by the county treasurer. Director Daniel Duric declared the board should ascertain beforehand whether or not it was a legal thing' to do and then take action whereas President Clyde R. Weihe said that the resolution should be passed "now and if it is illegal then withdraw it." Director William L. Zollars declared that abatement of penalties was not fair to the taxpayer who had paid taxes, plus the interest and penalties, and served only to discourage payments on time. He said the action would only further encourage leniency. He said a perusal of the tax duplicate would reveal many persons who had ben able to pay their taxes but who didn't, a remark that caused the president to comment, "tax chiselcrs, you mean." Mr. Durie and Mr. Zollars voted against th; resolution and the other five adopted it. Results of the lighting survey conducted by the West Penn were given to the board in three complete sets of specifications and blue prints. The power representative, said cost of rewiring and relighting the High School would be between $9,000 and $10,000. He /pointed- out -that 'the initial cost was the big cost-that to do. the first floor alone would mean an expenditure of about $6,000. Regardless of when the second and third floors were done, the cost would be approximately SI.500, he said. He stressed the importance of good lighting, saying that poor lighting in the schools is largely responsible for so many'of the students having defective sight with the result they finally have to 'wear eye gliiescs. Breaking the cost down to cover a period of 10 years ho pointed out that the cost per year was only $1,000 and taking as 1,000 students as the High School the cost could be floured as $1 a student per year. The school, however, houses nearly 2,000 students. The board expressed interest but delayed action until all members could thoroughly study the plans. Speaking for the board, President Weihe told the representative the school district was not in a position at this time to make an expenditure of so large a sum of money but that there was a possibility something could be done'ui the future. Salaries will be paid when due and if money has to be borrowed, a special meeting of the board will be called. D A Y A T C A P I T A L A S I N T E R P R E T E D BY DAVID LAWRENCE To Observe "Forefathers Day." HARR1SBURG, Feb. 9.--Governor George H. Earle has ordered State offices under his jurisdiction closed April 8 for observance of "forefathers day," 300th anniversary of the landing of the Swedish ships, Kalmer Nyckel and Fogel Grip, at Tinicum Island in the Delaware River where they established the colony of New Sweden. Continued from Page Four, erations so that, for all manufacturing corporations, the surplus was down to $15,300,000,000. By 1935 the surpluses had gone down stil further to $14,000,000,000. All this happened in six years, and to break down by 33 1-3 per cent a big surplus shows how deep the deflation went, because the cut was not, o course, uniform, some companies using up all their surpluses and mor besides out of borrowed money. Thus, for the six-year period fron 1930 to 1936, the official figures frorr the Department of Commerce on national income show that $24,307,000,000 more than their income was pait out by all business- concerns, and the Treasury figures show that, for th same period, 'he nctunl book deflci was in excess of $35,000,000,000. Under these conditions, with sur pluses already shrunken as a consequence of the first years of doprcs sion under the Hoover Administra tion, it raises a serious question how much digging into surplus corpora tions can do now to meet the ravage of depression under the Rooscvel Administration. The total payroll in manufacturing industries is just about $13,530,000, 000, and since the surpluses, accord ing to the latest available figures o the Treasury, amounted to abou $14,000,000,000, it will be seen at glance that, if every item were con verted into cash and if values die not shrink when all these securitic were dumped on the market, thcr would be enough to meet a payrol for one year. Meanwhile, many in dividual companies would go int bankruptcy because tffeir surplusc arc not as big as others. The ric] corporations would remain on th scene to gobble up the orders nn the business volume of their weakc competitors. But even if corporations were in clincd to take a chance on a montl or two of maintained payrolls, usin surplus to pay for it, they fear doin. it because a surplus has twice th Importance that it used to have. For under the Roosevelt Administration' law compelling surpluses to be pai out in the form of dividends, th companies which need cash for ex pansion and don't want to put them selves in the hands of bankers natur ally feel that the surplus they nov possess is probably the last substan tial amount they will be permilte to amass. Some day, even thes complicated questions of taxatio will be more widely understood, cs pecially when an ndministratio starts to use the taxing power no for constructive revenue purposes but for punitive reform. Any Ia\ that punishes corporations for savin money and 'makes thrift a vice i bound to be rejected by the pcopl at every opportunity they may hitv to vote on it, and they will have sue a chance his autumn when member of Congress who voted for the un distributed surplus law and failed t remove the whole cancer from th economic system will be up for re election. Murder hi Basketball. CLEVELAND, Tenn., Feb. 9.-Robert Dodd, 20, died from a blow he received in a basketball game he was refereeing. Dodd's father swore out a murder warrant against Tommy Duckctt, 17, one of the players, charging that Duckett struck Dodd on the head with a heavy club following a dispute among player*. Temple Knocks Off State. Temple went into first place in the Eastern BaskclbaJ! Conference by stopping Pcnn Stdtc. til to 30. Employed by Highway. The husband of Mrs. Gertrud Sauers Swink of Broad Ford, Uppe Tyrone township teacher involved i a dismissal action, is employed by th State Highway Department and no the WPA as listed in a Umontov datdincd story printed Monday. Klsko to Fight Burman. NEW YORK, Feb. 9.--Clarenc (Reel) Burman, "white hope" proteg of Jack Dcmpsey, and Johnny R'rko Cleveland veteran who is treadin the comeback trail, were matclie for a 10-round bout at Miami, Fla February 15. Slccle Wins by Knockoul. Freddie S t e e 1 e, middleweifil champion, iloorcd Bob Turner thre times in less than two minutes an scored a knockout in two minute and 17 seconds of the first roun of .in overweight light at ttodicslci N'. Y., Tuesday msht. i MOUNT PLEASANT, Feb. 8.--A ommiltce oC Italian citizens ap- eared before the Board of Educa- ,'Monday with Jerry Conforti as pokcsman, asking that a halt holi- ay' be declared October 12, so that Columbus Day may be properly celc- 'ralcd. The request was granted. Homer St. Hilairc, representing the VPA, asked permission to start a xxing class in Hie school. Suporin- cndent John C. Habfcrlen is making rrangemenls for tlifc class. Bids were received for lumber to auild bleachers on the high school thlctic field, but inasmuch as the VPA is unable to furnish the type if liibor needed, they were not ipcncd and will be held until labor s available. Members of the board will go to Conncllsvillc February 16 to see a modern lighting system, installed by he West Pcnn, now in use in one of he rooms of the Connellsville High Ichool. Superintendent John C. Habcrlcn ind Willard Stevens, o high school cacher, were granted permission to attend the School Teachers' Assocla- lon meeting, to be held in Atlantic City February 27 and 28. Odd Fellows' rrofrram. Commemoration of the birth of Phomas Wildey, founder of Odd Fcl- owship will be held by the four oca! branches of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Thursday eve- nine, at 8 o'clock in the Odd Fcl- ows home. The program will include Salks, music and entertainment, with all Odd Fellows, their wives ·md friends Invited. The four branches sponsoring the celebration ire the Moss Rose Lodge, Ezra Encampment, Westmoreland Canton, Patriarch Militants and Julia Rc- bekah lodge-;. Court of Honor. The public is invited to attend the !ourt of Honor to be held for Boy Scouts of America, zone No. 7, ai Ramsay High School auditorium this evening. Awards will be given Scouts passing of their merit badge tests. Personals. Mr. and Mrs. William Klotz, son Wilbur and daughter, Oreal Jean of Pittsburgh, spent Sunday with Mrs, Minnie Suucrwcin of Southwest. Miss Georgia Johnston, formerly of Ligomcr, who has been making tier home with her sister, Mrs. Jennie Smitley of Washington strec and College avenue, has been taken to Frick Memorial Hospital for treatment. William Forbes left Sunday for State College after attending the funeral of his aunt, Mrs, Edna Evcr- cttc Freed. Harry Hissem of Ruffsdale is I medical patient at Frick Memorial Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Harold McGcc o] Pittsburgh, spent Sunday with Mrs McGec's father, John L. Stouflcr of Braddock Road avenue. AI Capone, Once Underworld King, Insane in Prison Continued from Page One. hospital since last Saturday, when h 'became 111." "He is still under observation, bu the doctors have not made a definite diagnosis of the case," the offlcia statement said. "The department has no intention of transferring him to another institution in the near future unless the diagnosis indicates tha hospitahzation at another institution is necessary." Occasionally, Federal prisoners suffering from menal troubles arc moved to the prison at Springfield Mo. William Mahun, kidnaper of thi Weyerhaeuser boy, was moved then last year from Alcatraz. But so fa: as could be learned, no plans fo: moving Capone had been considered Capone was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment for evading incomi taxes on the loot of his mob deprcda lions and with time off for gooc behavior, he would be freed on January 10, 1939. He has been in volved in several brawls at Alcatraz but in all of them he was set upon by other prisoners. Those who hav been freed from Alcalraz after serv ing. their terms have described Capone as "the most hated man on the island," and it was said that th constant fear of his life might hav contributed to his menal condition It was reported that Capone' breakdown began with spells o melancholia several months ago during which he would sit distract cdly on the edge of his cot, wringin, his beefy hands and moaning in coherently. Then he was smitten with happic delusions. Once he appeared fo work in his Sunday dress uniform He was sent back to change it, am put on his dungarees. Another time he refused to marcl to breakfast until he was forced, the] ho took only coffee during the meal On his way out he collapsed. Throughout his prison life, th once brutal, blatant gang boss ha been tormented by fellow convicts Harmon Waley, of the kidnapin gang, once quarreled with him fierce ly. One time James Lucas,, a pris oner, stabbed Capone with scissors There were said to have been severa attempts by other prisoners to poison Capone. A recent incident occurred in the prison laundry, when Capone was said to hnev blackened the eye of a tormentor.*. FREE MONOGRAMMING This Week on Apparel and Home Needs Give "something sweet" to your "sweet someone" Heart-shaped · Boxes of Ass't Chocolates ' J£, I, 2 ]b. boxes 50c to $2.25 Rcymers' Chocolate Covered Vmlt nnd Nut CA/. Hearts DUC Valentine Candy for 1 A » to Qfv Ib. parties lUC OyC The Newest New in "Spring Ahead" Dresses a t . . . $10.95 For Junior, Misses, Women nnd Half SIzers · ' You'll want several of these exciting new fashions to put on right now --and to wear into Spring. Preferred brief jacket -dresses, swing skirts, women's styles ... in sweet lights and Eresh darks. "Lampl" 2 Piece Spring Knit Dresses $10.95 and $16.95 as seen in "Vogue" In the luscious light shades adaptable to any season! 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