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1'ArtR FOUR. I'llK D A I L Y C O U R I E R , CONNELLSVILLli. PA. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1939. atlg (terar THE COURIER COMPANY James J. Driscoll __ R. A, Donegtsn ......._. Walter S. Stimmel James M. Driscoll 3. \Vyiie Driscoll .._ - i - . Publishers Pre;ident and General Manager -- ,,, . _ Secretary and Treasui er . ... Editor _ Associate Editor .--- Advertising «md Business Manager MEMBER OF "« Audit Bureau of Circulations Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association Bureau of Advertising, A. N. P. A. Served by United Press and International News Service SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month; S5 per year, or $2.50 for six months by mail i£ paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Poslofflce, Connellsville, Pa. THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 23, 1939 OUK VALIANT FIEE 1'IGHXEIIS OJ all men in the public employ, none should arouse a greater sense of gratitude than the members of crar fire departments, -whether paid or volunteQrs. No other group performs equivalent service unless it be the men who guard us against the criminally inclined, the peace officers. Whether paid or volunteers, the men who are constantly on the alert for the sound of the alarm risk life and limb to save our homes and business and industrial establishments from destruction. They are ready to answer the fall at any hour of the day or night. Being so close to them, (ho public oftentimes loses its sense of perspective as to their value to the community. While Connellsville has what we look upon as an adequate paid department, or at least one sufficient for the size of our pocketboohs, it does not by any means measure up to what insurance underwriters consider sufficient. According to John F. Lowers, chairman of the Western Penn-- sylvania Firemen's Advisory Board, speaking at the annual New Haven Hose Company banquet, expenditure o£ $30,000 to $40,000 annually would be necessary to meet the requirements of the underwriters. Our 1939 budget provides $11,GOO for the paid firemen and an "allowance" of $750 for the volunteers. As Mr. Lowers and Senator Anthony Cavalcaute said, service of the firemen is not restricted to fires. They have a diversity of duties, most of them performed as a matter of course. If there is a flood, they are on the job at once with whatever aid is necessary, from warning of danger and evacuating the populace to pumping out basements in homes and business houses. If a bather is near drowning from venturing too far out, there is a call for the department's pulniotor. In community campaigns of divers kinds the services of the firemen are sought. They are men, o£ all work. They deserve all the tributes paid them at their annual banquet. aiEBCHANTS' BARGAIN DATS Connellsville merchants are out to demonstrate to the community that there Is no better place in Western Pennsylvania to buy than here. They hope to more fully establish the truth of this claim in their annual Bargain Days, Friday and Saturday of this week. All the leading establishments are participating in the movement: They want to carry on their campaign to convince shdnpera "that Connellsville is the place to buy, not only Bargain Days but every day. About everything that is needed for the home or in connection therewith is offered at price reductions that should carry their appeal to the thrifty. As an extra Inducement, the merchants will give away $50 in cash prizes--$25, $15 and $10. To become eligible to participate in the distribution, simply clip a coupon found in The Courier, print your name and address thereon and deposit it in a receptacle you will find in each of the stores or other establishments In the Bargain Days movement. The most important thing to do is make these bargain offerings yours; take advantage to the extent of your means of the savings. WILD LIFE CONSEBVATIOX Sportsmen--those with an adequate supply of the so- called filthy lucre--take notice: Like the -white-tailed deer of Pennsylvania, there will continue to be ajplentiful supply of grizzly and brown bears in Alaska. The game commission there is seeing to it that the animals are not exterminated, or even nearly so. More than 8,500,000 acres have been set aside as sanctuaries, wherein the animals are fully protected. No hunting is permitted anywhere during the summer--from June 20 to September 1. The animals hibernate five to six months. That leaves four to five months for sportsmen. While most of us will never have the opportunity of trying our skill against the', great brutes, it is refreshing to just contemplate their continued presence in our territory within and bordering on the Arctic Circle. While we may never even get a glimpse of them iu their habitat, the camera will continue to educate and amuse us. . ICKES SCOKES THIS TIBIE The editor of the Latrobe Bulletin usually finds little in Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes worthy of commendation, but here is an exception. He refers to Mr. Ickes being highly praised for his proposed purchase by the Government of the "Redwood Mountain" area in California and continues with this: "That's one thing about Mr. Ickes. No matter how violently he may assail any and everyone who is not a New Dealer and no matter bow vicious he may be in his attacks upon the press, it is to be said ia his favor that he always has been a friend of th£ National parks." Pennsylvania's mountains are noted for their beauty in -spring and summer and especially in autumn; California's for their grandeur, made so in part by the giant sequoias. If Mr. Ickes can save them for posterity, he will have the gratitude of the people. SAFETY STILL GAIKKVG Pennsylvania is becoming highway safety conscious to a remarkable degree. This Is attested by a reduction of 4t per cent in automobile accidents during January as compared the corresponding month of 1938. The members of the Highway Motor Police have the solid backing of Governor James in crusading against reek- less and careless drivers, as they had of his predecessor, Governor Earle, who launched the safety movement. Facts About Oar Busy World STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L, Douglass, D. D. BLESSEDNESS BEST Theie ale many books written today about happiness. It comes somewhat as a shock for us to discover that the woid happiness is net in the Bible. The word happy is seldom used by any of the Bible writers. Jesus is recorded as having used the word happy only once. "1C ye know these things, happy me yo i£ ye do them" (John 13-17). The Bible is more interested m blessedness than it is in happiness. Happiness is defined in the dictionary as "the pleasurable experience that springs from the possession of goods, the gratification ot the desires, or relief from pain or evil." It comes fio-n the woid "hap" which means a A.U rights reserved--Babson casual occurrence or chance. It has to do primarily with earthly «nd external joy. Blessedness on the other hand is a spiritual state. The word blessed conies from an Anglo Saxon word which means "to redden with blood " Blessedness, therefore, is the inner satisfaction people get as the result of sacrifice. The things we shed our blood over are the things that give us an inner peace and power far above ail earthly dignities. Happiness has its place in life, but blessedness--about which the ptalmibt and our Lord Himself s.poke so often--has a higher place. Happiness smacks o£ the earth, but blessedness of Heaven. Newspaper Syndicate Sidelights For 1C years the New Haven Hose Company--the name by winch Connellsville's fire department is officially known--has entertained from 100 to 350 persons each winter at a banquet. The firemen have footed the bill. It is entirely proper, therefore, that the suggestion of Mayor Ira D. Younkin that the the pejsons who during the years have been their guests turn the tables and fete tae firemen. Apparently the Mayor struck a popular chord when he suggested it at the annual turkey event Tuesday night at Greenwood M. E, Church. Several others on the speaking program endorsed the idea. Toastmasler Mike Pryce assured the diners "the proposal will be taken up at an early date. By the way, Mike has been master of ceremonies from the beginning. What's What At a Glance Fire Chief WiUiam E. DeBolt came in for some words of warm commendation from John F. Lowers, veteran Swissvale official of the Western Pennsylvania Firemen's Association, In voicing "my high rcgjrd for the dynamic person who heads the Conr.eUsville department. What he lacks in stature he makes up in character and manhood. He is a man of courage at all times." Mr. Lowers sees them all in his visits from town to town and has the opportunity of judging their calibre. Mr. Lowers followed this with a tribute to Director Harry C Rush of the Firemen's Band. "So long as this veteran leader remains with the Firemen's Band, Sousa will never be dead,* 1 he commented. Senator Anthony Cavalcante took occasion to chastise men "who leave their morality behind them vihen they go into public life." He said he had reference to men who rank high in their churches and in the civic life of the community, but who seem to experience a change of heart when elected to office. There is a great lack of honesty among public men, in the asserted belief of the senator. The senator broached the bridge problem--the need of a new span over the Youghiogheny River here. "There are many th.ngs we can do for you down at Harrisburg," he said, adding that "all you need to do is keep prodding away at those who should do things 'or you--things you want done." The Elks Quartet took on a new name, apparently adapting itself to its environment. It was introduced as the "Firemen's Quartet." It put on a good program. Members are David Charlesworth, C. Herbert Ellis, H. D. Shearer, Jr., and Wilbur J. Camlin. Dr. J. Harold Dull is the accompanist, Jakie Elpern of Greensburg, politician and former football player, has returned to his political roost-in the Republican party. Jakie, who changed from G. O. P. during the rise of the New Deal and subsequently was elected a Democratic assemblyman from Westmoreland county, has registered Republican. Elpern had been, holding o State job before the Earlc Administration went out of power. The erstwhile legislator is known in th.s section because of his connections with football. Another Democratic convert who has switched to the Republican ranks is Ncrman J. (Hap) O'Brien, Greensburg, R. D. 5, an aviator, who was unsuccessful in his efforts to win the Democratic nomination for General Assembly last year. They are but a part of the flock returning to the Republican ranks in t'\e wake of the Democratic defeat in Pennsylvania last November. By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.--When President, cruising out into the Caribbean to watch Uncle Sam's naval maneuvers, let it be known that developments in connection with the foreign situation might call him back to Washington on shorter notice than he had intended, Senator Borah promptly announced that he could not imagine any foreign developments of a nature to hasten the presidential iclurn "by a single hour." That there might be developments of capital Importance to overseas countries the senator didn't dispute, but if so, he said, they couldn't conceivably be any of our business. The subject is one on which the Idaho senator 'speaks with B great deal of authority. He not only is an outstanding solon, with perhaps more personal influence (despite the fact that his party, if he can be considered to belong to one, is in a minority) than any other single individual m Congress; he also is a specialist on America's overseas relationships. For a long time he was chairman o£ the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, and all hands recognized him as a ' very able one. Ke is not chairman now; Senator Pittman is, because his Democratic side JS in p majority at present. However, Senator Borah remains as senior minority committeeman. And in point of service on the committee he is half a dozen years Pittman's senior. He also is listened to at least as respectfully as the Nevada lawmaker is; possibly more so. Nevertheless, it seems to me, Senator Borah to tho contrary notwithstanding, that things are popping in Europe and Asia of sufficient world peril, proportions and imminence to cause the President to believe he may need to be actually on the job rather tnan at the opposite end of some radio communication line. Senator Borah implies the position that the President wants to be here in order to get into whatever complication arises. I think it would be a fair guess that he wants to report present to keep out of trouble. The truth Is that the Executive Mansion has been considerably too mysterious lately--needlessly, and, indeed, bunglingly so. For example, we have had some airplane dickers with France, which the Administration indorsed. They were quite all right--legal and according to Hoyle in every respect. But they appear to have been hushed up. Maybe that was not the intention. Probably the Administration be- l.cved that xvhat it was encourraging was all o. k., requiring no publicity. But it didn't need to hush-hush It either--giving an Impression that it was something clandestine. In brief, the Administration is "smarty." What it is doing appears to be all right, but it does it in a fashion to aiouse suspicions. Stray Thoughts By S M DcHUFF Just for fun, some Wednesday evening between 10:30 and 11 o'clock, tune out your favorite swing band and pick up one ot those Mark Sullivan-Jay Franklin debates. A perfectly legitimate photo of Clark- Gable and Norma Shearer in a last week's ir.ovie magazine, which at first glance appeared odd, lesulted in the local supply of the publicat.on being sold out inside o£ 48 hours. And Carl T. Anstine, our town's foremost pianist, graciously acquaints me, dm- ing haircuts, with the fact that between his fine radio broadcasts he (always) finds time to read (and enjoy) this corner of The Daily Courier. Did you ever stop to count the "k's" in the word "kmckknacks?" With their studio audiences instructed just when and where to applaud, radio comedians enjoy a distinct advantage over those who have to earn the plaudits of regulation theatre audiences. Not that the Baltimore Ohio is a religious institution, but it just so happens I know three persons affiliated with the company whose names happen to be Abbot, Rector j and Elder. These days, you never can tell, so just for the sake of safety, keep a place open on that list of forgotten folks for Douglas ("One Way") Corrigan. Let's go to press. ByPAULMALLON If anything is gorig to be done about cUyl (, t saving time m the district, proponents should get busy and have a caucus o£ representatives of the various communities that would be involved. For years there has always be^n a lot of talk but action has never been taken until it Wrfs too late to do anything about it. It is pointed out that daylight saving usually goK, into effect the List Sunday of April. There are many details that would have to be woikcd out for its observance. Haste js neccsary. The seed of the common pansy is worth more than its weight in gold, tt frequently sells for more than ?40 per ounce. Vitamin B Is being tried in Germany for treatment for delirium tremens. of iguana lizards can commit suicide] just by wanting to do so, and do when caught. Hot-it Oglethorpe, Ga. It is the Great Divide of the eastern United States. In the West Indies some varieties The ancient Egyptians used veneers for inlay in their furniture making. Hundreds of citizens of Chinese ancestry so J t.ieir annual "kang hoc sun, niens" in an unusually quiet and suodued manner Sunday. · They didn't forget that it was the Chinese new year but the use o£ the phrase-which is pronounced "gung-hee-Eun- nin" and is the approximate equivalent o£ "happy new year" in Cantonese--was not as spontaneous and gay as usual because uppermost in the mind of every Chinese were thoughts of their war-ridden coun- Uy. In ordinary times the CKnese new year--o£ which Sunday was the 4679th--is the occasion for an ela- boia'.c occas on lasting about a week. As Others Think INSURANCE AGANST WAR (Fairmont Times ) The speed with^'hich Conlgress is acting upon the Administration's le- armament program is indication enough that the attacks made on the President's handling o£ foreign affairs have been accorded little, if any, sympathy. Theie now appears glowing senti- | ment, even among the President's most bitter critics, that it was sound policy on the President's port to authorize the sale of planes to France. When so astute a reactionary Republican as Senator Austin ot Vermont can. be convinced, then the argument on the President's side certainly must be strong. Tne simple fact is that those who shout loudest about neutrality and isolation are gradually awakening to the realizat'on that the President's methods will be more effective than theirs ill keeping America out of war. It is ecisy to talk aoout isolation but every American, deep down in his own heart, knows full well that when civiiied Christian humanity coils for assistance from America, America will answer. We couldn't tuin a deaf ear, even if we were completely isolated and weren't bounded on north and south by territories that «ou!d be vulnerable to aggression once Ihe European line of democracy had been wiped out. When America sells airplanes to France and renders other similar assistance to France and England, this Nation isn't involving itself in war. It is contributing defensive machinery to peace-loving nations that stand between America and the totalitarian powers. We are told by reliable informants that France and England couldn't hold their own. today in D war with Germany .ind Italy, yet it also become'! evident that Get many j and Italy aie holding back until they make sure they can win. Under such circumstances, our assistance to the democracies may possibly discom-age any intentions of aggression. If not, our cooperation with Ijie democracies will at least aid in delaying, if not averting, our actual participation in combat. Let the isolationists shout bloody murder If they will; let the Administration forces talk in whispers and deny that they said such things; the fact remains, however, that our frontier is the Rhine. If there is to be war (and there will be war only if the motive comes from that territory east of the Rhine), it is better for America that it be stopped at or near the Rhine rather than at the Hudson or the Potomac. We pray God that Americans never again will have to cross the ocean to die on foreign battlefields, or to resist invasion of our own shores. One safeguard against such an eventuality is a better balance of power in Europe. Another js adequate home defense. WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.--It is peculiar how a nation sometimes gets an erroneous impression, the same impression, suddenly, from coast-to- coast, at the same time. Many a person could have sworn he heard somewhere on good au'hoi- ity that Attorney General Frank Murphy was out to purify the iudici- ary by "removing it further from the field o£ politics." Somo write) s j thought they heard Mr. Murphy sny just that at more than one of his press conferences. They certainly wrote it. The story was printed and reprinted nationally. In three weeks it has become an accepted Nadonal legend, and apparently erroneous , legend. It seems that Mr, Murphy cither never said it, or if he said it he did not mean it (a remote possib.hty £S Mr. Murphy always means what he says), or if he meant it he has since found it less easy o£ accomplishment than ho thought. Eight of Mr. Roosevelt's last judicial nominations were Ivlurpny appointments. They were made fi'Gn -Justice Department iccommendation since the new Attorney General came in. Among the ei'Rht there- are five strictly political appointments'. T. Alan Goldsboiough, nominated to a District of Columbia judgcship. He accompanied Mr. Roosevelt on the late lamented purge trip of the President into Maryland to defeat Senator Tydings. Gaston L. Porterie, West Louisiana district judgeship, a Huey Long machine man. (Some New Dealers say this is the one they regret most.) Shackelford Miller, western Ken- lucky judgeship. He was Senator Daikley's campaign manager. Francis Biddie, Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He was counsel in the white-washing congressional investigation, of TVA. Frank A. Picard, eastern Micnigan judgeship. He is a Grade-A appointee but his selction grew out of a factional Democratic party tussle in Michigan. (A sixth political appointee died since his nomination was made.) The two appointees for whom Mr. Murphy successfully lifted himself out of the field ot politics are topnotch men: Robert P. Patterson, Sec- .,_ ond Circuit New York in retired Judge Manton's place; Dean Herschel Arant of Ohio State University to the S.xth Ohio Circuit. Their nominations happened at the time Mr. Roosevelt was involved in the fuss with the Senate over th Roberts appointment. Selection of Dean Clark of the Yale Law School to the Second Circuit Court o£ Appeals is charged to former Attorney General Cummings ~ v " who made the choice before he left. Sclcct'on of former Governor Allred Continued on Page Fourteen. THE MODERN TRAP In olden tittes as a man came by If the lady wanted to catch his eye She knew for the moment she'd have him stopped If a bit of embroidery she dropped. And It always worked, for a gentleman Was bound to fall for that artful plan. Though a kerchief small could be gathered up In the jerk of. a tail of a lamb or pup. But today--the pretense Is a greatci curse. The lady has merely to drop her purse. And it's woe to the fellow that passing by Who must pick up the dozens of things which fly. He must leap for the lipstick and rouge and cash. The handkerchief, papers and various trash Which a woman gathers; her comb and then The shopping token and fountain pen. He must scurry for letters the wind blows round, The bobble pins scattered all over the ground And if he does It as quickly as he can Without asking her name--he's a married DAVIDSON'S "Meet Me at Davidson's" for Communiiy Bargain Days We've cut prices to make this Bargain Days an event you'll remember for a long time to come. Style-right merchandise . . . reputable quality , . . and etremely low prices . . . . are three factors that trill bring the Bargain Day shoppers to Davidson's tomorrow and Saturday. Flannel Robes and House Coats V 3 off 227 pair KAYSER Fabric Gloves regularly 1.00 and 1.50' 55c 2 pairs $1.00 Choice of Entire Stock Children's Coats * , ,, and Snow Suits 72 On Famous KAYSER Silk Hose Sheer chiffons in spring shades. 69c 1.95 SILK SLIPS From gome of our leading makers. White and tea rose. Sizes 3S, 40, 42, 44. 1.29 Bay Several! You'// Save Plenty! DRESSES 133 high style winter dresses. Silks and wools in sizes from 9 to 4S. .94 3.95, 5.95, 7.95, 9.95 grades 74 dresses in sixes 12 to 42. Smartly styled of rayon crepe. Amazing values. One special lot of silk and woo) dresses. Formerly sold to 25.00. Sizes 10 to 4 t. .94 Entire Stock WINTER COATS Sport and fur trimmed 35% f° 50% Entire Sfock FUR COATS % t o off New! SPRING SUITS Two piece suits that will please the mix 'n match fans. Plaici jackets, baby pastel skirts. New! TOPPER COATS Smartness without extravagance can best be achieved in one of these handsome spring toppers. They're only

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