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LAST E DITION P RICE 2 The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. VOL. 36, NO. Si. Tho Weekly Courier, Founded July 17. 1878. Tho Dally Courier, Founded November 10, 1001 Mcreed. July 18, 1823 CONNELLSVILL13, PA., FRIDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 11, 1938. SIXTEEN PAGES. DEMOCRATS IN DEADLOCK OVER SLATE Observers Believe Lawrence Ready to Buck CIO Demands. INFLUENCE IS STATE-WIDE Carol Puts Roumania Under Dictatorship; Anti-Jew Cabinet Out By United Press. HARRISBURG, Feb. 11. Stale Chairman David L. Lawrence's desire to run lor Governor and CIO Chairman John L. Lewis' insistence that labor be civcn major consideration in the State's gubernatorial election developed today as the counter forces deadlocking Democratic slatc-mafccrs. Veteran political observers tolil the United Press that Lawrence was on the verge o£ bucking CIO influence by exercising his control over the State Committee it other party leaders continued to hesitate. It is generally believed the chairman could control the State Committee, which formally endorses organization candidates even it he wore opposed by U. S. Senator Joseph K. Guftcy. Lawrence's influence would be^thc greater because he has had a closer check on SUte patronage lor the last three years. Should final conferences this weekend and early next week, which have been delayed while Philadelphia Co- Leader Matthew H, McCloskcy vacationed in Florida, fail to break the deadlock, it was predicted at the Capital, that Lawrence might tal-e the opportunity to name the slate at the committee meeting. The meeting under party rules must be held next week or the next following. NEED MORE TANKS, NOT BATTLESHIPS By United Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 11--Representative Maury Maverick, D., Tex., declared at a town hall debate lost night that the United States needs tanks and airplanes but no more battleships. He regarded airplanes and tanks as defensive weapons; battleships as By J. F. KOEVER United Press Staff Correspondent, BUCHAREST, Feb. 1.--Roumanians 10,000,000 people woke today to find themselves under a royal dictatorship backed by the nrmy and a stern state of siege. When the people went to bed last night the' anti-Jewish cabinet of Octovinn Goga has resigned, bitterly enraged, proclaiming: "Israel, you arc victorious" At 1 A. M. today Kins Carol named ,, ,, . , , , a new government. Non-political in offensive ones. He was upholding j chBrac ,* cmbrac ' lnR nol % n i v lhc the premise that President Roosc- 1 volt's 20 per cent larger Navy program was not needed lor national defense. Quecn-to-Bc Hull's Remark About "Jitters" Borne Out Earle Requests Federal Funds ' To Assist WPA HARRISBURG, Feb. H.--Governor George H. Earic moved today to get Pennsylvania's share of the 5250,000,000 deficiency appropriation asked by President. Roosevelt to "care for work relict recipients during the next lour and a half months. Because ol sharp curtailment of WPA in the State, causing a heavy drain on direct unemployment relief, financed wholly by the State, Baric messaged Roosevelt: "Urgently request additional WPA appropriations sufficient to add 100,000 cases to present rolls in Pennsylvania. Our State is now spending 57,000,000 a month on its direct unemployment relief rolls, which number 214,000 cases embracing 700,000 persons. Jn addition Pennsylvania is spending Sl,500,000 a monih to care for 95,000 old-age assistance cases, 60,000 widowed mothers Mid their dependent children, and 11,000 blind. "Our unemployment relief have increased from 143,000 to 214,000 cases in three months." The last Legislature appropriated $140,000,000 for all forms of. public · assistance for the two-year fiscal period ending June 1, 1939. With expenditures running $8,500,000 monthly, total cost for this year would run more than $100,000,000, leaving the balance far short for the second year of the biennium. A deficit of at least $26,000,000 has been predicted for the Department of: Public Assistance for the biennium, but on the basis of the Governor's figures, it would surpass that prediction. By United Press. Secretary Cordell Hull's on Wednesday that the people of the j whole world have the jitters wes strikingly illustrated in Europe today as the whole uneasy continent seethed with rumors of unrest in the J German army, trouble in Austria, j troop movements in Italy, and t h e , courts of the royal dictatorship in Roumanin. The German situation was clarified by a statement of Dr. Otto Dietrich. Reich press chief, who told the United Press by telephone from Adolf Hitler's Bavarian mountain retreat thnt the army is quiet, the German bard- el's arc open and that Hitler is good health. Some Nazi quarters admitted there was a natural feeling of. uncertainty and unrest in the army because o£ the recent shakeup of officers, but said it did not extend beyond that. In Roumania, King Carol established a royal dictatorship under the army and a state of siege after Premier Octavian Goga's anti-Jewish government had been forced out. In Austria, the government increased the term of compulsory military service from one year to 18 months to enable the government to retain many men in service in c«sc ol need. country's strongest men of varied political aflhhations but, perhaps more importantly, both the National Orthodox anil Koman Catholic churches, the new cabinet included seven former prime ministers under the Patriarch Miron Cristeau, president of the Holy Synod o( the Orthodox Church. King Carol, addressing this cabinet as the country slept, said that he Intended to put a brake on both the right nnd left wings in politics. At 3 A. M., as the cabinet meeting ended, the monarch addressed a proclamation to the people, announc- j ing that the constitution v.ould be modified to mfrt ncxv need.-; nnd th.-.t , his new government was designed to CountPM Gerultllnc Apiwinil . . . to wrd Albanian king \ new plioto of Countess Gerald- .ie Apponyi. whose betrothal to King ZOK of Albania, wa» .MI- nounced recently. The cour.tcjn I* haU-Americnn, inasmuch flfl hfr mother la the former Cindy* Virginia Sttwnrt of New York. and on, had endured for eight yonrs. i Of his new government, the king ! said: j "They will work courageously for f the good of the fatherland." j At 0 A, M. today's issue of the [ Royal Garcltc was published. It was a special issuo, to toll the people a* they started a nrw day. Continued on P.igc Seven Scouts Have Dads As Guests; Merit Badges Presented DVCJ 2.70 Sxut; t their tUd:. ieoul- ON DEAD, THR HITS CROSSING AT Faints When Docfor Says She is Dying; "Doomed" Women Sue t}y United Press. OTTAWA, III., Kcb. 11.--Seven ot 14 "doomed" women, all dying by inches of radium poisoning, were summoned to the bedside of a fellow sufferer today for a hearing on their compensation case before an Illinois Industrial Commission arbitrator. Nmc women already have died. Mrs. Catherine Donohuc, described her "living death" yesterday to obtain compensation for Incapacities she attributed to her work in a plant ot the Radium Watch Dial Company. She tainted when she heard Dr. WnltiT Dalitsch, dental surgeon of JAP ADVANCE FAILS, CLAIM OF CHINESE By On! led Prc». SHANGHAI, Feb. 11.--Chinese claimed today that the westward advance of Japanese troops had been checked at Semlipoo on -the central front where Chinese forces repulsed the Japanese vanguard. It was claimed also that the Chinese had made a successful counter attack against Hwaiyuan from the west nftcr consolidating their positions. Heavy artillery exchanges were reported continuing across the Kwo the University oJ Illinois, testify that River, which the Japanese had not the po'ioninK gradually destroying | yet crossed, her bones will surely kill her. | Chinese reports said that serious Arbitnitor George B. Marvel decided to conduct his hearings at her home henceforth. Attorney I/xmard J. Crossmtn said Helen Munch, Marie Rossitor nnd Marguerite Glucinski would be a bulk-tin which allegedly was in!Court Suspends Minimum Prices For Soft Coa Rome strongly denied persistent rumors that two or three Italian Divisions had been sent to the Brenner Pass frontier because ot reports of imminent trouble in Austria. Just Off the Wire WASHINGTON, Feb. 11--Acting Works Prosrcss Administrator Aubrey Williams said today that WPA would add 500,000 unemployed to its work relief rolls almost immediately after Congress votes Hie additional · $250,000,000 appropriation asked by President ItooscvcM. wi'ck Thurad.iy evening United Berthron Church, The highlight of the program in charge of Douglas K. Mclvamc, chairman of the Cormullbville D^- trict Committee, w,-t.s the Court of Honor with Attorney S.imuel Brncmer, assist*^! by V Humbert, presiding. George Gray, Scout commissioner fighting took place at Liufu when Japanese attacked from Fengyang. Both .sides suffered heavy casualties, it was said. It was reported that Chinese trcops again were forced to retreat from Wuhu, on the Yangtze River, which ihey reportedly retook after to Mrs. William Lee Instantly Killed; One Other May'Die. J O H N T U R N E Y DRIVER OF CAR One woman was k:llcd instantly, another was believed to be in a dying condition, her husband was seriously injured and a third woman, all of Confluence, suffered less suvcrc hurts when the automobile in which they were riding was demolished by a freight train of the Baltimore Ohio Railroad Company at a grades crossing at Confluence, at 9:15 o'clock Thursday night. - · -The dead: Mrs. William Lee, ·47, widowed shortly after appcar- newspapcr story in 1928, -it app anre of ; . . telling of radium poisonings suffered Dog Deported, Girl Abandons Job, Home, Friends to Go Along By United Pros5. KENMORE, N. Y., Feb. II.--Eleanor Ailinger, 23-year-old hospital technician, was enroute to Savannah, Ga., today, abandoning her job, home, friends, relatives and native state for her Great Dane, Symbol. Because the dog's ears had been clipped in violation of the penal code, Justice of the Peace Herman Jordan ordered it deported and set last midnight as the deadline. Miss Ailinger, deciding she could not give up the dog, waited until almost the last minute before departing. "I'm going to stick with Symbol," she said, rejecting offers of dog fanciers throughout the country to give Symbol a home. · The deportation order was granted on complaint of the Erie County Society lor the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Miss Ailinger contends lhat Symbol was given her by a friend in Cleveland, and that ils cars had been clipped there, legally. She said that her first task when she arrived in Georgia would be to find a new job. By United J'rcn. WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.--The U. S. Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia today signed orders temporarily suspending minimum prices established December 16 by the National Bituminous Coal Commission for 20D railroads and two mining companies. Ruling that sullicient showings of Injury lias been made to warrant temporary suspension of the minimum prices, the court stayed application of the price schedules pending final judicial review of the legality of the minima. The court did not rule on validity of the Coal Commission's action but merely sustained the plaintiffs in their demands for relief pending final determination of legality of; the minima. Railroads affected in the order are members of the American Association ot Railroads and the American Shortline Railroads Association. The mining companies are the SaconCoal Mining Company and the Enos Coal Mining Company, both of Indiana. The temporary orders were asked on grounds that the commission established- minima without permitting affected parties adequate hearings as specified in the Guffey Act which created the coal agency. The plaintiffs further asserted that the coal prices are penalizing them financially through establishment of as- sertedly arbitrary standards. An additional ruling to determine whether the order may apply to thousands ot general consumers became likely after 'the suspension orders were issued. The Associated Industries of New York, representing 3,000 industrial consumer members, filed a case jn the appeals court asking a similar action. of the Unionlowi) district, addressed the gathering with a message for the fathers as well as the Scouts. He told the boys that a Scout is not judged by the number of badges he wears but by the manner in which he lives up to his Scout oath. He urged the fathers spend as much time as possible with their boys and encourage them in every way. by girls in ii New Jersey plant," he said. "It explained that a different iimuel U. typ( , of ni( ji um was tt s cc i j n Ottawa-- nn Dyke, t j lat j t wn!S p urc ar , t ( ,,,,{ dangerous." All H women fllcd complaints with the commission demanding compensation. Their first attempt failed bc- Chairman Mcllvaine the various members of introduced the Con- cause the occupational disease law banned suits not tiled within six months nfter contraction of disease. Radium poisoning, the women charge, takes tiirce or more years to develop to n point where physicians Continued on Page Seven. BELFAST, Northern Ireland. Feb. U.--Unionist party leaders said today that a conmsivc government victory in "Wednesday's parallamcn- tary elections had definitely settled the question of tho separation of Northern and Southern Ireland. Milk Investigators On Inspection Here Investigation of the milk situation in Fayctte county is now being conducted by Benjamin W. Harding, chief enforcement officer of the State Milk Control Board for Western Pennsylvania with headquarters in PITTSBURGH, Feb. 11 George \VciEhtman, 33, of Courtney, today was ordered held by a coroner's jury on manslaughter charges in the death of Victor F. Marquard, 28, of Clalr- fon, son of the superintendent of the Carncgie-IIItnols Steel Corporation's Clalrlon plant. White standing _ at the roadside of Route 51 near.Large Is;t January 13. Marijuaril was struck and fatally Injured by an automobile. CUMBERLAND, Mil., Feb. H.-- Employes of the Cclancso Corporation of America's spinning department, tied .up since Monday by a sit- tto\ra strike, were recalled to work today after an agreement was readied in the controversy. While Pittsburgh. In company with several of his operatives, Mr. Harding has been paying particular attention to the recently enforced five cents bottle charge on all milk .void from stores and road side stands. He reported that in his canvass of, the county he found several dealers not complying with the State order. To each ot these a warning was issued with instructions that should the charge not be made prosecution will follow. Ey United Press. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11.--Judge Ingnll W. Bull said the trial of Paul A. Wright, who slew his wife and John B. Kimmol, will go to the jury today even if he is forced to call a night court session. After almost n month of sordid testimony, the trial was completed this morning except for the slate's final argument which Prosecutor Ernest Roll expected to finish by 3:30 P. M. Judge Bull will then give _ his instructions regarding the vcr- hrokc an acrcrntrnt which forbids cashed several checks without .sulli- I diet:-. ;md call ,i special session to- »lrikc!, UU!CN arbitration tails. dent funds ia the bank. iiiijjh:. if more lime is needed. Scoitdule Man Waives Hearing. SOMERSET, Feb. 11.--W. J. Boyer of Scottdale, arrested several days ago on a charge of violation of the banking laws, waived a hearing before Justice of the Pence H. S. Whip- terms of the agreement were not re- j perman of Somerset township and vealed it b understood the union | gave $500 bond for his appearance in promises to discipline strikers v.'ho I court. Boyer was alleged to have 50,000 DRIVERS IGNORE RATE CUT HARRISBURG, Feb. 11.--An automobile driver's license costs only $1 now, but thousands of motorists don't seem to know it. Griffith Boardman, secretary ol revenue, estimated totlny lhat 6,000 renewal applications are being received daily, enclosing $2, the old lee. The 1037 Legislature cut the tee in half. Boardman said the action would save motorists 52,500,000 annually. He said the department has returned the extra dollar to some 50,000 motorists to date. The present licenses expire February 28. nellsville District Committee after which Edward MacDonald of Troop No. S rendered two accordian solos. Scouts wore awarded badges they lave earned since the last Court of lonor. Sixteen became second class Scoots. They are: Troop No. 1-Eugene Dodson, Jack Laivson, Herbert Volpe, Clayton Dennis, Wayne Matthews, Connell Tresslor .Robert King and Harry Guard; Troop No. 3 --Donald Graft, Lcroy Kessler and Robert Burns; Troop No. 8--Robert Continued on Page Seven. John Parkhil! Leaves On World Tour Tomorrow Kevin Buller Dies From Injuries Afler Falling Off Train GREENSBURG, Feb. 11.--Severe shock, the result of painful injuries suffered when he fell from a speeding passenger train, today brought death to Kevin Butler, 31-year-old son of United Stales Supreme Court Justice Pierce Butler. Butler died at Westmoreland Hospital at 1:05 A. M. without recovering full consciousness. Hospital attaches said the shock was so great they could not risk moving him to make X-ray examinations of injuries believed to include a fractured skull and a possibly broken back. Butler's young wife, Martha A Butler, who had flown from New York to Pittsburgh and chartered a fast automobile to bring her here was at his bedside when death came Three other members of the immediate family there were his mother Mrs. Pierce Butler, who came by train from Washington; his twin sister, Mrs. Edwnrd Dunn of Washington, and his rnothcr-in-lnw, Mrs John C. Knox of New York. John Parkhill of 832 Morrcll avc-| nue, celebrating his 95th birthday anniversary today, was in New York City prepared to sail at 12:15 o'clock tomorrow morning for a world cruise that will take him to 22 countries and islands in 54 days. The Dunbar township native, who spent the greater part of his active life in farming in North Union township near Lciscnring No. 2 and who came to CoimcUsville 25 years ago, is fulfilling a lifelong ambition to see the ocean and sail on it when the famous cruise ship, the Santurnia, slips out of New York Harbor. Mr. Parkhill was accompanied to New York by his son-in-law, Andrew Lcrch, and tho lattcr's daughter, Ruth, who will return home tomorrow. Despite his advanced nge , Mr. Parkhill is making the cruise unaccompanied. He has no misgivings about his journey and, intends to spend us much time as possible on deck. Two Convicts Retaken After Jail Delivery By United Prcu. MICHIGAN CITY, Ind., Feb. 11- Two of five long-term convicts, who escaped with surprising case from Indiana State Penitentiary last night, were captured by State Police early today. The men, August Cummings, 37 and Frank Pavlcnch, 24, were apprehended on a state highway near Vheatland, Ind., after they obtained from William A. Davis, a The officers stopped Davis West Penn lo Build More Rural Lines HARRISBURG, Feb. 11.--The Public Utility Commission has authorized the West Penn Power Company to construct five more new rural extension electric lines, having a total length of, 14 miles, to serve 64 customers. The lines must be completed by June 1 and an itemized statement of the actual cost filed with the commission. Location of extensions and number ot customers include: Fov- ctte, Franklin township, five; Westmoreland, Ligonicr township, three. BABSON OUTLINES PROGRAM FOR REVIVAL OF BUSINESS WRIGHT CASE WILL GO TO JURY TODAY BABSON PARK, Fla,, Feb. 11.-When Joseph Kennedy speaks to businessmen, they sit up and take over, the only slump-killing program that has been put forward by businessmen has come out ot the Capitol noticc. In Boston several weeks ago! "'tie Capital Business conference of the able new Ambassador to England j i,X~^^£«?1S£ ns were incomplete ant tary. Hence, to start the bal I am putting forward a rough formula. I believe it would rc- sr-ke for the President of. the United j "' States. He said that business ought · r e to stop complaining about the New . Deal a:.d suggest a program ot its roiling, own. Criticism is always healthy, But criticism should bo constructive, as well as destructive, Mr. Kennedy said. Since his comment was made, how- T/ie Weather Snow and not quite so cold tonight, Saturday rain with rising temperatures is the noon weather f-recast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Record. 1938 1937 .Maximum 47 30 M i n i m u m -' ; * J ^ a ride armcr, or a routine blockade inspection. "I'm okay," said Davis, "but I just licked up these two fellows in the ack scat a couple of miles down he road." The desperadoes gave themselves up without resistance. Police lost trace of the other men-Theodore Hutburt, 26, George Chris- lan, 26, and Angclo Gcngo, 26. They lad a head start on their accom- ilices but nlso were believed to be n the % - icinity of Whcatland, 30 miles south of. here. State troopers barricaded roads hroughout northern Indiana and se Bloodhounds on the trail near Wheat- and. Officials said the men were menv bcrs o£ the "idle crew"--convicts fo whom there was no' work in tin prison shops--and "apparently "spen their time in sawing the bars of; the! cell doors, placing-them in position with adhesive tape during inspec tions. Early last night they left the! cells after placing dummies in th bunks to simulate sleeping forms an climbed to the roof, of the cell block They cut their way through the-tin roofing, "clambered over other roo tops to the outside wall and droppec 25 feet to the ground ·'on a rope fashioned from sheets. Another Adoption Offer for Little Alice Harris Made store business confidence, break up the credit jam, release buying in heavy industries, and boost activity overnight. 1. Character. America needs n spiritual revival. Each group must see the other fellows' point of view and try to apply the Golden Rule. This is the basic need oC today. 2. Spending. Federal spending must Special to. Tho Courier. UN1ONTOWN, Feb. 11.--Unable t fully realize just what is going ol around he'r, little Alice Harris is being showered witli presents, -well wishes and otters of home by loving foster parents. A recent offer of a home came in a letter written to Mrs. Helen Reagan by Mrs. EUzabcth Meroth ot Philadelphia who says she is a social worker there and has a fine home in which she can take care ot Alice. "And my husband will treat her as a father," the letter stated. Her oiler, however, was declined. Alice received a 30-inch doll with long natural hair and big blue eyes from William Goldic, manager of a Pittsburgh inn. Another package, postmarked Uniontown, had a doll and a complete layette with paints and storybooks. The name of the donor was not given. mother of two children. The injured: Mrs. Laura Turney, 35, fractured skull and body injuries; condition Et Franlz Hospital - described as grave with recovery doubtful. John Turney, 36, · assistant postmaster at Confluence, crushed chest nd fractured ribs; condition serious. Mrs. Edith Cunningham, 47, minor ruises and shock. It was reported nt Frantz Hospital t Confluence, where the three inured were removed, there was little lope for the recovery of Mrs. Turney ilthough the others were less seri- lusly hurt. The four had attended a meeting if the Parent-Teacher Association at the Confluence school building and were enroute home when the accident occurred, their automobile bong struck on the Baltimore . Ohio Railroad crossing about 600 feet west of the railroad station. The freight train, No. D7, operatir-g between Connellsville and Cumber- iind, Md., was pulling over the bridge into the siding when the crash occurred. The wreckage was dragged for some distance along the tracks and it was with great difll- culty the victims were extricated from the debris. As far as could be learned there were no eye witnesses to the tragedy. Ronald Hayman, a clerk at the Confluence hospital, was the first person to reach the scene, dashing Ihere after he had heard the crash. He was quoted as saying he heard a tcnriae crash and the grinding of. wheels as the train was brought to a halt. Mrs. Lee was dead when reached the scene. The man assisted in removing the injured to the hos- pital^wherc their condition today was said to be such as not to permit their questioning about particulars of the accident. Tho four persons have long been closely connected with the Parent- Teacher Association movement at Confluence. The Turncys and Mrs. Lee are neighbors and reside at Charleston, on the Fayette county side of the Youghioghony River just across from Confluence. Mrs. ' Cunningham's home is on the north side of Confluence. · My. Turney was driving Mrs. Cunningham to her home before going on to his, own home. He had almost cleared the tracks when the train struck his machine, the locomotive hitting the roar of the automobile and turning it around. It was reported the train was not making much speed nt the time and it stopped within six car lengths ot the crossiiig. Mr. Tmney has been an assistant postmaster at Confluence for the past 12 years, according to Dr. Milton M. Brooke, ] ostmastcr. The Tumors are the parents o£ seven little children, all of who had remained at home in the care of. their grandmother, Mrs. Sophia Bowlin, mother of Mrs. Turney. Mrs. Cunningham, a former school teacher, is the wife of Frank Cunningham, Uses Gas lo End Life. NEW YORK, Feb. 11.--Mrs. Ruth Limpscomb Alley, 40, of San Antonio, Tex., was found dead last night in a gas-filled apartment. Pobe curtailed. Public spending repre- ii ce believed that she had com- scnts a cost of production just as mi tted suicide. Mrs. Alley, who labor, materails and overhead. With the desire to "freeze" wages and yet cut selling prices, other costs besides came here February 4 to visit her daughter. Ruth, was divorced hi 1923 from Rayford W. Alley, former coun- NLRB Rules Strikers Ouf Since 1936 Musi Be Put al Old Jobs WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.--The National Labor Relations Board to- doy cited tho United States Stamping Company, Moundsvilie, W. Va., for "untai-.- labor practices" and directed the company to reinstate approximately 240 employes who went on strike October 12, 1936, The NLRB directed the company to bjrgairi collectively with the Enamel Workers' Union, an American Federation of Labor affiliate, and "to erase efforts to interfere with the orgar izational activities ol its em- ployes." In-ordering the rchiring of the 240 workers the board said that em- ployes hired since October 22, 1D3C, must be discharged if necessary to make room for the strikers. The company had refused to ru- cmploy the strikers, charging they were guilty of trespassing, property damage, and assaulting non-striking employes. Several of the strikers ordered returned to work were in- ovcihcari and materials mu.-t be low- scl of lhc D cmocra tj e Natinnl Com- j dieted by a grand jury m February, CunUuued. pn Elestsn. ^njittee, _ . JJ337

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