The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on February 10, 1938 · Page 3
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, February 10, 1938
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, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1938. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. PAGE THREE. Congressmen Becoming Newspapermen, Writing Weekly Letters ' WASHINGTON, Feb. 10--Pick a congressman--almost any congressman--these days and you'll find he's turned newspaperman. Congressmen by the hundred have taken to writing weekly "news letters" to the folks back home. The letters, directed to newspapers and constituents cover practically every phase of life in the Nation's capital. Consider the case of one member of Congress who--with the zeal of Nathan Hale--deplored the fact that the day held but 24 hours to be devoted to the interests of his constituents. "This past week," wrote this rep . .?ntative to the weekly newspapers and his friends in a western district, "would have been much better had there been 48 hours in every day instead of the regular 24. Everything seems to come at once. "Trying to attend sessions, listen in on the committee hearings on the big navy bill, finish the last sections of my own farm bill, defend a resolution before the house Judiciary committee, and take care of the regular business of the office has been a real job." Not all the news letters are confined to news. i Some congressmen send out light comment on the famous personages they meet. Others present sidelights on the Washington scene. Here, for instance, is the latest essay of another western representative: "There is so much talk about war that I will write a little war message this time. President Roosevelt has asked the Congress to guard the frontier of the United States with f biggest navy in the Nation's history. Personally I would rather meet the enemy at the border over a good sys tcm of highways than to meet them in the Yellow Sea on the other side of the world. A few bombing planes can blow up a whole fleet of battleships. "Well, we could go crazy thinking about the complicated international relations and the possibility of war, so let's change the subject." From the mimeograph of a southwestern came this chatty column this week: "I had the pleasure of meeting Jimmy Cromwell, who has the distinction of being the husband of the richest woman in the world. "We were lold that he had inherited $50,000,000 in his own right. Although, of course, that is a mere bagatelle as compared with his wife's riches. "The much heralded Cromwell, although undoubtedly well read and intelligent, proved to be a flop. Without his unusual wealth and publicity, the average citizen would not walk a city b'lock to hear him." Another congressman told his constituents that the Senate filibuster against the anti-lynch bill, "like Tennyson's brook, goes on and on." ; Personally," he added, "I think the filibuster Is a fine thing in this case because the bill is an insult to- law-abiding citizens. This country has no more need for such a law than a hog has for saddle- pockets." SCOTT'S SCRAP BOOK- / By R. J. SCOn Pardon Board Tp Consider Mercy Pleas By United Press. HARRISBURG, Feb. 10--Pleas for mercy presented in behalf of four men scheduled to die Monday in Pennsylvania's first quadruple electrocution will be considered by the pardon board in executive session today. Three of the condemned men, Edward Hose, Theodore Duminiak and John Oreszak, Dclawaie county, were convicted of slaying Floyd Tranom, a Ncgto motorist. The fourth, Roy Lockard, Altoona, was sentenced to death for killing three- year-old "Sonny" K^rmendi with a railroad spike. The clemency appeals of all four already have been heard by the board and its recommendations this week probably will be final. A petition signed by 5,000 Chester residents urging clemency for Ores- zak was submitted to the board by John Malina, former State rcprc-v scntativc. Counsel for the 21-year- old Rose asked mercy because of his youth. Lockard, who was convicted 'with Mrs. Margaret Karmendi, mother of the slain child, has been granted numerous respites to allow disposition of two retrials granted Mrs. Karmendi by the State Supreme Court. She finally was sentenced to 10 to 20 years on a second degree murder charge. During his trial Lockard admitted he and Mrs. Karmendi were afraid the baby's "babbling" would reveal their illicit relationship to the woman's husband. Somerset County Home Superintendent Given Pay Increase SOMERSET, Feb. 10.--Salaries of three officials, of the newly created Somerset County Institutional District were announced by the county commissioners. Dr. Charles I. Shaffer, superintendent of the county home and hospital, will receive $4,900 a year. He was elected for two years. He had been receiving $4,800. Attorney Thomas F. Lansoorry, secretary, win receive S1.500 while the solicitor, James B. Landis, will be paid S800 annually. Convicted Picket May Get Parole UNIONTOWN, Feb. 10.--Parole hearing for O'Donnell Collier, Morgantown street, now under sentence in Fayette county jail as a result of picketing in the recent truckers' strike, was set for 10 o'clock Tuesday, February 16, by Judge Harry A. Cottom. Collier was sentenced by ex-Judge Thomas H. Hudson following conviction for assault and battery by a jury which heard evidence In the case brought before the courts by Ewmg Smell, McClcllandtown road, who alleged he had been badly beaten by pickets attempting to halt his car in the vicinity of Hopwood. Hudson ordered Collier to pay the costs of prosecution and serve nine months in county jail "as a warning that the courts will tolerate no violence by pickets in this county." The youth began his sentence December 31. Defense Attorney W, J. Crow told the court "this is the case where there is considerable doubt as to the guilt of Collier as the one who administered the beating to Smell" after the latter had been pursued and stopped by a car filled with pickets that had been on duty in the Hopwood section on that date. Decree in divorce was granted Tuesday by Judge W. Hussell Carr to Bessie Smith, 20, Dunbar, R. D. 1, who, through her mother, Mrs. Sevilla Wingrove, had filed suit against Hervey H. Smith, 35, of Dunbar, R. D. I, whom she married August 2, 1933, in a Wellsburg, W. Va., ceremony. Paper Advertising Best, Says Britisher NEW YORK, Feb. 10.--Sir Charles Higham, English publicist and advertising executor, said newspapers are the best media for advertising. "I know there is a tendency among many advertisers in your great country to employ other means of selling things besides the press but I have yet to meet an advertiser who has made a success without it," he said on his arrival here from Europe. DON'T GET UP NIGHTS irs ABNORMAL. It'* nature's warning "Danger Ahead." Your 23c back U Oils falls. Flush the kidneys as you would the bowels. Drive out waste. Alkalize excess acids. Tills i.clps soothe the irritation that wakes you up, causes frequrnt or scanty flow, buminc or backache. Get juniper oil, buchu leaves, nnd 6 otler drucs made into Krccn tablets, just say BuKCts to any druggist. Locally at A, A. Clarke, drutslit.--Ad Electrical Workers Meet in Charleroi A meeting of employes of the Wcj»1 Penn Power Company was held Friday at the Wellington Hotel in Charleroi under the sponsorship of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor, for the purpose of explaining th National Labor Relations Act and a contemplated program of organization of the company employes. Another meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 16, at the same place at which time it is expected a charter will be issued to establish a local union there". Peter A. Moroncy, international representative of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, is located in the city temporarily. i-r AMON4 -fHE PEASANT A. FES-fiVAJL HELD A UOH H" 1$ IN HONOR FREYA , FOR- PERCH-fEK 1$ ANOlrlER- HA.ME. - AND 1WUSUA1. COS-ruME-5 WORK AR.E A IKCOLN, HIS PREStDEH-r oF-fHE UHtfED "FIP-ST ·To -HAVE -- BU-f A. T=E-W oF-THE- 16 WORE. SlDE.BllR.rVS SlMEOK, R.U1.ER. of I? PlCtUR.EJ OK A. RJE.CEK-T S-TAMP COPYRIGHT. 1«8. KING FIXTURES SYNDICATE. Inc., UQUIO AT NORMAL. -SlfffflS NOTWEf Monessen Authorities Ordered to Pay Costs r Jehovah Witness Case GREENSBURG, Feb. 10-- The Mon- csscn Jehovah Witnesses case rume to a final conclusion when Judge Richard D. Laird filed an opinion ordering Mayor James Gold and Chief of Police Joseph Lcscnnac to complete costs in the case in which they were the defendants and Ira Bird, Jehovah Witnesses teacher, of Fayette county, the plnintifi. Last May 13. a jury returned ft verdict awarding Bird $1 damages in his $25,000 damage suit .igainst Gold and Lescanac for closing his Jehovah Witnesses school and placing him under arrest. Vincent R. Smith, attorney for Gold and Loscannc, after the award, filed papers claiming that his clients would not be required to pay costs exceeding the damages awarded in the case. He pointed to British common law. enacted under King Charles II, to uphold his c.' say,nc that the Charles II law was enforceable in Pennsylvania. Judge Laird ruled that the Charles II law was in force in the State, but that it did not apply to the case in question. HEKE'S THE XEW AM AXING Cough Mixture OVKH n.non.000 HOTTLKS SOU) IX CAXAllA Costs nothing to find out *hv IIUCK' I.KV'S, the Alknllne CoURh Mixture. Elves such quick UtUm: relief Recognize the fact uint I1UCK1.KVS t» economical--It Is 3 times at powerful and rffectlvc as ordinary couch ;· rups-- HUCKI.KY'S Is alkaline-- penetrates air passages--soothes--heals--helps ou Instantly to Ret rid of Kcrm-laden phlegm. Put it to the test today. Stop In at your favorite dniK store and find out for our- scll v.hy IIUCKI.KY'S MIXTURE out-i^Ils all other Couch and Cold Remedies In cold-wintry Canada.--Advertisement. Burn's Cut Hate Store. HOW TO HANDLE REPORTER? ONE OF QUESTIONS ASKED ASSISTANCE BOARD GROUP That knowledge of "how to handle a reporter" counts for something in relief circles these days was indicated in some of the written examinations given for job-seekers in the Department of Public Assistance. One of the multiple-choice questions asked: "What would you do if a reporter called and asked for news?" The examinee was given the choice of selecting: (1) Tell him to call back when your superior is there; (2) say that you are not interested, and (3) give him the information he wants. Things being what they are these days, it seems that everybody marked the Arst answer as corect. It hasn't been determined what the "superior" is supposed to say upon his or her return. / Operating Coke Ovens Continue to Fall Of! The receding beehive coke trade in the Conncllsvillc region slumped an additional 51 ovens during the week ended February 5 and there was no avsur.mce that the decline wouldn't continue, according to independent operators today. There were 777 ovens in blast on February 5 as compared with 828 the week previous nj the total dropped to the lowest level in two years. Operations were on * lou.--day week b.isis. Verdict for Plaintiff. GREENSBURG. Feb. 10.--In the suit of Paulino Sosso of South Huntingdon township against George Sokol, a jury .returned a verdict of S607 to Judge J. Hilary Kccnan in favor of tlie plaintiff, a school teacher, who was struck and injured by the defendant's automobile on* the rond between Jacobs Creek and Smithton. We invite the Navy to put on the gloves MAKE THIS TEST I DRINK Budweiser FOR HVE DAYS, i ON THE SIXTH DAY TRY TO DRINK : A SWEET BEER · YOU WILL WANT I Budweiser's FLAVOR THEREAFTER. ; , f~-st=z '· "1 awwci's* i *w" #"* ^ Bme ys In Bottles In Cans A N H E U S E R - B U S C H . ST.LOUIS Officers actually handle the ship with gloves on Saturday inspections. Woe to the sailor if the inspecting officer's white glove shows a smudge after touching something that is supposed to be spotlessly clean 1... Every day is Saturday in the home of BUDWEISER. White tile shines immaculately. Floors are spotless, glass crystal clear. Yes, a white glove will stay white where BUDWEISER is made, because: BUDWEISER is always pure as well as deliriously good. NOTE FOR HOUSEWIVES: A glass of cold BUDWEISER is always a thoughtful compliment to a husband--especially in the evening. Has he ever expected it when there was none in the icebox? Check up on your supply. Keep a carton on hand--and several bottles or cans y of BUDWEISER chilled and ready for instant serving... at unexpected as well as regular occasions. A N H E U S E R - B U S C H l E V E R Y W H E R E Connellsviile BotHing Works, No. IsrSrreet, Wholesalers, Phone 1275 Judge Matthews, Mother Will Be Honored March 1 At Markieysburg Dinner President Judfie Ross S. Matthews of the Fayette County Orphans Court and his mother, Mrs. Josephine Matthews, 80, of Markieysburg, will be honored by residents of Henry Clay, and WJiarton townships and Marklcysburg on Tuesday night, March I, at an old time chicken supper at the Church of the Brethren at Mnrkleysburg. Mrs. Matthews, still strong and hearty despite her advanced age, will be a special guest of honor as friends from all over Fayette county gather to honor their friend. Judge Matthews, hailed as one of Connclls- ville's foremost attorneys for years and one of the first citizens to ever occupy the Kayctte county bench from this city. The dinner in honor of Judge Matthews and his mother i; being planned by native sons of the two townships and borough as the jurist i; a native of that community. Another native son of the mountain district, Robert J. Arnett of Uniontown, will act as toastmnster, while Charles T. Fiock is in ch.irge of ticket distribution for Connclls- villc and Uniontown. Hoss Fike of Markloysbur;; i* general chairman of the arrangements. New Distribution Method Being Used For Fayerte Needy The spector of need that has been menacing /unemployed Fayette county families in recent weeks is being alleviated as the State inaugurates a new method of distributing Federal surplus commodities to families on relief. v After R two months lapse in which no commodities were distributed, trucks have begun to roll out of the Department of Public Assistant warehouse in Pittsburgh to retail stores throughout the county where relief recipients on designated days may call for their allotment of food necessities. The revised program, put into effect by the commodity distribution section of thi department, is designated to eliminate many of the complexities in the former method of handling, speed up deliveries to needy families and effect an estimated savings of 15 per cent. . The program is State-wide and will give the Department of Assistance greater control over the distribution program. Trie department has leaded warehouses in 14 key cities to which it will ship commodities contributed by the Federal Surplus Commodities Corporation. From the warehouses, 60 trucks TMill haul the food to nc'arly 2,000 retail stores for distribution to relief clients. The Pittsburgh zone will care for 10 coun'.ies--Fayette, Greene, Westmoreland, Washington, Armstrong, Butler, Beaver, Lawrence, Mercer and Allegheny. Its warehouses are in TJniontown, Pittsburgh and New Castle. Items already allocated to Pennsylvania include apples, prunes, peas, beans, vegetable shortening and milled rice but other foods will be forthcomirg as the program progresses. Zone Supervisor H. E. Paul, with headquarters in Pittsburgh, said that his district will use 550 retail stores, approximately 350 being in the territory served by the Pittsburgh warehouse. Number of eligible recipients in the zone Is 38,000. Heads of families on relief have been furnished identification cards," which, when presented on designat. 1 days to retailers whose names are on the card, will entitle the families to their c'lai-o of the commodities. Cure Almost Too Drastic. HOBOKEN. N. J., Feb. 10--Resort to the. ancient medical practice of "bleading"--and not suicide--was the object of Mrs. Margaret Connors, 75, when'she cut her fcft wrist.. /or.YOURVALENTINE A Ventured VnlucJ Amethyst Rings Regularly Priced $6.00 to $20.00 $3. 95 The amethyst is the birth stone for all borji in February. Choice of white, greeu and yellow gold mountings. J. M. KURTZ Successor to A. B. KurU. 131 W. Crawford Avc. She'll Be , Expecting FLOWERS This is just a reminder, fellows, that February 14th is the day when your thoughtfulness is put to test. So don't let her down and don't Jet yourself down ... order a lovely Valentine bouquet nowl Oglevee Sons FLOBISXS Cut Flowers Designs 113 South Pittsbnrg Street Phono 424. fS WHO BUYS WHATTOEACCO Like so many other independent experts, Bill Whitley, Tobacco Auctioneer of Henderson, N. C, smokes Luckies VVrriLLIAM D. (BILL) WHITLEY sold OV6T 15 W million pounds of tobacco last year. It's easy to see that he's an expert who knows tobacco. So it's important to you when he says..."At 14 different markets in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky, I've seen Luckies buy the best tobacco. I figure it's good tobacco that makes a good smoke. So my own cigarette is Lucky Strike! "I've noticed, too, that independent buyers, not connected with any cigarette manufacturer, smoke Luckies more than any other brand." Mr. Whitley is correct. For sworn records show that, among independent tobacco experts, Luckies have twice as many exclusive smokers as have all other cigarettes put together. Remember: The men who know tobacco best smoke Luckies 2 to 1. HAVE YOU HEARD "THE CHANT OF THE TOBACCO AUCTIONEER" ON THE RADIO f Wh«n you do, r«m«mb«r that luckiM u« th« flimt tobacco. And alto that th« "Toailing" procist r*mov«t certain harsh Irrilanti found In aU tobacco.S» lucldu era kind to your throat. WITH MEN WHO KNOW TOBACCO BESMFS LUCKIES 2 TO]

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