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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1938. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLB, PA. PAGE ELEVEN. Babson Offers Program For Business Revival Continued from Page One. ercd. Government expenses are the result of unproductive costs. They are the logical item to slash and the quickest way to cut them is by some real old-fashioned public economy. To cut oft spending abruptly now, however, would be deflationary and dangerous. Her is my thought: A five-year plan calling for a graduated halting emergency "aid" should be enacted now to be put into effect as soon as the current situation clears up a little. Local economics should be inaugurated on a similar plan and program. Local budgets as well as Federal must be balanced to avoid public bankruptcy. 3. Taxes. Along with reckless living and spending, taxes are the worst of our troubles. We can commit national suicide by taxation. An immediate tax reform program is essential. Consider the following: Repeal the vicious undivided prof- Its tax. Broaden the income tax base by lowering exemptions. Ease up on certain taxes in the high income brackets. Cut out the caaital gains tax which discourages initiative. Force all public employes to pay same income taxes as docs John Q. Citizen. Make new government and municipal bonds subject to taxes as arc all other securities. Put Social Security on a pay-as- you-go basis with annual assessment based on actual cost. Abolish state "tariffs" by scrapping local business taxes. Lighten the tax load on overburdened real estate. Allow money spent out of net earnings on new building, plant, repair, machinery, to be free of taxes. 4. Railroads. At the head of the list of sick industries stands the railroads. There are $25,000,000,000 oÂ£ cdrri^r securities in the hands of savings banks, insurance companies, hospitals, colleges and individual investors. Their huge investments must be protected. Freight rates should be boosted temporarily--for say three ycafi about 12 per cent. Passenger fares should be uppcd one-fourth cent per mile. Pullman fares should be be changed, but should include cost of parlor chair or berth. Pooling of equipment and terminals should be hastened. Unprofitable branch lines should be cut off. The unwarranted 1837 wage increase for railroad workers should be cancelled immediately provided that 50 per cent of the laid-off workers are rchircd now--50 per cent a year from now at the latest. All receiverships should be terminated by July 1, 1937. Nothing is so depressing as doing business with or working for, -bankrupt concerns. New capitalizations should be based on 1936 earnings so that further re- c.ivcrships will not be necessary. Extend HFC loans to prevent any more unnecessary railroad defaults this year. 5. Utilities. The heavy industries could get a substantial stimulant from utility construction 1Â£ the power companies were not tormented to death. My "formula" for enlisting the utility industry's aid in ending the "recession" is: Enact legislation so holding companies can be eliminated without receivership, i Declare a moratorium on enforced rate reductions for two years. Publicly commend and encourage voluntary reductions. ( Anounco that there will be no "loans" or gifts to municipalities to build tax-free public systems to compete .with and destroy private companies unless existing systems refuse to sell at a fair price--fixed by an unbiased arbitration board. Until good business returns, sell power at wholes.ile from big Government dams only to the private companies to retail under'rates supervised by Federal Power Commission. C. Bullclinfr. This is the key log in ;he jam of the capital goods industries. Words can hardly express my feelings over the tactics and wage demands of skilled building mechanics. New building, under current labor and material conditions, is almost impossible. Here are suggestions to lower costs: Cut financing costs even further than in the New Housing Act by allowing 90 per cent moitgage money at three per cent interest amortized over 25 years on houses under $5,000. Cut labor costs by Government offer to building workers to make up any drop in annual income from April 1, 1938 to April 1, 1939 over their 1936 earnings provided they cut their pay rates 20 per cent. Ask material concerns to reduce prices to equal reduced costs. 7. Labor. Forces have been started here that will be hard to stop. But a few kind words for employers will make them feel that the dice arc not all loaded against them, have in mind: , Make labor unions liable to suit as are business corporations. Require them to file annual financial information as do employers. Give employers equal rights and responsibilities under the Wagner Labor Act with labor organizers. Do not interfere with wage scales, Let them rise or fall as economic conditions demand. 8. Acricultnra. Take Secretary Wallace's advice as to agricultural legislation. Basically, however, solution of these current business problems will help farmers more than anything that Government legislation can do for them. There are other changes needed but these are essential now. No other President has had the tremendous opportunity for national service which Mr. Roosevelt possesses. This entire schedule could be put into effect very quickly. Just the announcement that such a program is to be adopted would snap the Nation out of the current morass in one lightning jump. These proposals are logical, and practical. So here is one businessman's answer to Mr. Kennedy's suggestion! By United Press. PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 11.--Splendid work of the Westmoreland and Allegheny county courts in clearing up many old undisposed-of cases brought warm commendation from Chief Justice John W. Kephart of he State Supreme Court who issued a supplemental report on the admin- stration of justice in all civil and equity cases in the several courts of record in the Commonwealth. November 10 the chief justice had nformcd the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on the results of a comprehensive survey of the admin- stration of justice in all civil and equity eases and miscellaneous civil matters in the several courts, the report showing counties classified in two groups, one showing those with no unfinished business other than current cases and the other listing those with cases that were reported undecided for periods ranging from six months to over six years. Since issuance of that report, the chief justice said, Allegheny county iudfies have performed splendid work. "The original report showed a total of 56 cases undisposed of. All these lave been decided with much of the current business. This very creditable speeding up of justice is worthy of particular note. "We may make the same comment as to Westmoreland county where only three cases arc awaiting decision by the judges. This number is a material reduction from the 50 cases over six months old listed in our first report." Seal Led With Carrol. NEWARK, CaU Feb. 11.--The mystery of how to lure a seal back to the ocean when it has wandercc a mile or so ashore was solved here when it was discovered that by tying a carrot to a stick and holding i in front of the seal's nose it would amble back at a satisfactory rate. T A I L O R E D T O A T U R N a NELLY DOS Shirtfrock $7.94 Â» == Wear it for scriool, for travel, the office and casual going-proud of its tnm Nelly Don fit, meticulous tailoring and spic 'n span pique collars and cuffs. Woven checl Embassy crepe (Rayon), in black, wine, green, ginger brown-sizes 14 to 44. Second Floor UNiOMIOWH'S BEST STORE Ihief Justice Praises Courts For Fast Work FEARED ROLLING PIN MOST OF ALL WIFE'S WEAPONS UNIONTOWN, Feb. 11--Seeking disposition oÂ£ the divorce action instituted against her in 1936, Mrs. Jennie Brown, 25 Ribt street, through her counsel. Attorney Wm. H. Soisson, Jr., has filed a motion asking the court to set a date for an additional hearing in the case. The action originally was brought by Joseph Brown, Grindstone, H. D. 1, on charges oÂ£ cruel and barbarous treatment and indignities to the person. "I was assaulted od and on," the husband testified. "Sometimes she would give me a kick. I never minded that. I was afraid ol her attacks at throwing things. I was afraid of the rolling pin." The husband declared his wife attended Glory Bnrn meetings and, when he protested at her being away so often, she would tell him "if you prefer to live .in sin, you can get out." The court, November 10, 1030, refused "a decree in divorce on the record as it now stands, with the right to cither party to reopen the case after due notice." The court set forth "it Is possible that, t 'icr hearing and seeing these parties in open court, we may be able to determine which, if cither of them, is the injured or innocent spouse and entitled to a decree." No action in the case has been token by the court since the parties appeared before a judge December 21, 1936, and the matter was "indefinitely postponed." The couple were married Aptil 25, 1911, in this city. Suit to recover payment of $2,000 was entered with Prothonolary John Brady by Martin Kordic, North Union township ugainbt Agnes Prah and Martin Kordric, also of North Union township, executors of the last will of Mike Kordric, who died Fcbraury CONFLUENCE, Feb. 11.--Elmer Shemaker of Chalk Hill was a recent usin~-s visitor. G. A. Frantz continues to inprovc rom a seige of illness. Evangelistic meetings in the Ursina Improve Yourself with A New Topcoat You may woor 8 now pair of shoes ... a now suit . . . a'new hat and a colorful looking tie and shirt combination, but If your topcoat looks 'worn and shabby you've killed the appearance of the rest of your new garments. We havo a fine srroup of topcoats in a remarkable selection of styles and shades that will make it easy to find one to your liking. Let us show them to you! up to MWS DEPARTMENT CONTINENTAL STORE Confluence 4, 1934. The plaintiff entered the action to iecurc payment of a promissory note, with in'.crest from July 16, 1934. Methodist Episcopal Church con- tnue with the pastor, Rev. J. O. Martin, of this place, in charge. James Hook of Somerfield was a business visitor here Tuesday. Edgar Ream of Jersey Church was in town Tuesday. J. L. Burnworth of Connellsvillc was a visitor with relatives here Tuesday. J. O. C. 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