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PAGE POUR. TtiHi U A I I j Y C O U R I E R . CUNNlilL.L.BVlLiUIiJ. FA. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1939. _ THE COURIER COMPANY ..] _.. Publishers James J. Driscoll President and General Manager R. A. Donegan ._ _TM_. ,, . Secretary and Treasurer Walter S. Stimmel _ Editor James M. Driscoll _ Associate Editor J. Wylie Driscoll _ Advertising and 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 S2.50 for six months by mail if paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Postofficc, Connellsville, Pa. SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 35, 1930 CONSJEHVATIOiX VITAL ISSUE The chief objective of the Izaak Walton League of America is to make the people conservation minded and thereby bring about relief from conditions that constitute a blot oil the face of Nature. The Connellsville community has cause for whole-hearted support of the organization others do not have. A fellow citizen is its National general manager. But Kenneth A. Reid would not have us put forth the fact that he heads the administration of the league as an incentive to membership. He has in mind its numerous means for promoting the welfare of the people from border to border. Like Representative Karl E. Mundt of South Dakota, who spoke at the annual Walton banquet Thursday night, he hopes* to arouse the friends of conservation to the fact that if a comprehensive program is to be adopted it must be on a National scale. For years Mr. Reid, and Representative Mundt, have advocated congressional action to prevent stream pollution, recognizing that water knows no state border lines; that what Pennsylvania might do in the line of purification could be offset by contamination from sources outside the State. Representative Mundt did not seek in any manner to detract from the good work that is being done by such groups as the Fayetle County Fish and Game Protective Association and the Pennsj'lvania Federation of Sportsmen locally but he did have a strong argument in his support of the "Walton League, because of its wider scope--with local, state and National organizations. People of Connellsville--men and women--will be contributing to their own welfare, that of their children and of generations to come by backing the "Waltons. You may help that cause by taking out membership in the Connellsville Chapter. The need is great. FLOB1DA AJfD KIDNAPERS The state of Florida has acted with dispatch to halt activities of kidnapers. Franklin Pierce McCall, a misguided youth, of 21, gave up his life .in the.:electric chair yesterday to atone for the death at his'hands; probably unintentionally, of a child, James Bailey Cash. McCall had kidnaped the child of parents who looked -upon him as an upright young man, one who had lived for some time at their home. The baby, too, liked him. He had romped with it. In the act of kidnaping it he smothered it with a handkerchief intended to stifle its cries. After the ransom, had been paid and McCall had drawn suspicion by overplaying his interest in hunting the kidnaper he confessed and led the way to the child's body and the hidden money. Subsequently he repudiated his confession, contending the Federal Bureau of Investigation had forced it. If such was the case he was unable to give, or at least did not give, any explanation as to how he knew the child was dead. It was this fact which caused the higher courts to refuse to intervene. If he was not guilty he went to the chair screening someone else. That seems improbable. The execution of McCall is not only another victory scored for the FBI but additional proof that crime does not pay. · . : 3IAXUAL LABOR A T D BHYTH3I The city engineer' of Pasadena, California, has found out what's the matter with the "WP'A. Rather, he has found- out why the public thinks there is something wrong, why some people persist in thinking the employes on projects do not work as fast as they should. You know the jokes that go the rounds about workers leaning on their shovels. It's all due to lack of mechanical rhythm, in the opinion ofithe engineer, who made a study of men at work on a 14,000-foot drain. He concluded they worked at average speed, but without interest in their work. Later the engineer observed the same group of men laying concrete walls and base for a storm drain. They had rhythm. They worked rapidly and efficiently. Two of them "actually ran back and forth with their wheelbarrows of rock." The latter would prove nothing. They'd hurry to get rid of the load. Then, delving further, the engineer found the noise of machines--a cement mixer, an air compressor and pneumatic tampers--increased the tempo of the men at work. They provided the rhythm. As to pick and shovel, did you ever see anybody, WPA or privately employed, get up much speed? THE PEOFEREI) FUEL SUPPLY Thousands of bushels of coal disappear from cars in transit, on railroad sidings, and front mining plants. Often- times.it.is difficult to check the persons guilty of appropriating it. It is a practice'which should be broken up in the interest of the mining companies, shippers and consignees. All are affected. Some detective work at Grays Landing recently led to uncovering the loss of 6,000 bushels, estimated, and the arrest more than 30 persons' who pleaded guilty and agreed to make good the loss to the company. Half as many more persons are under suspicion of being involved. With nearly a half hundred individuals helping themselves to a company's fuel supply is would not take long for the losses to mount heavily. If the alleged pilferers were in the position of the mining company they would just as vehemently v demand restitution. Need cannot permit one to subscribe to illegal methods. THE FORTUNE TELLER If you're convinced there's something in "fortune tel- ing"; that the individuals who intrigue you into spending a dime or a quarter or a dollar have the power, explain why a woman "skilled" in the nrt of the seer allowed herself to be tripped by revealing the future of a policewoman in violation of a borough ordinance, and was promptly arrested. To o.ie who has the power of divination sufficient to look into the future, the present or the past should be equally open. Better save your dimes. WANTED: A WILLIAM TELL CONGRESS! What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Feb. 25.--The National Woman's Party is a bad outfit to get into an acrimonious argument with. President Roosevelt almost certainly wouldn't have antagoni2ed this particular group had he realized he was doing so. As a matter of fact, the party's members don't blame the President as much as they do Mrs. Roosevelt. However, he was the one who committed the overt net, and whatever the consequences may be, he'll have to take 'em. The- Woman's National Party took about all it could stand from Uncle Samuel when he evicted it from the quarters it used to occupy just east of the park in front of the Capitol BuildinE. This historic old edifice had plenty of first class associations. Congress met in it for a while after the British burned its regular .isscmbly halls. Later, it \ws a Federal prison during Civil War days. Major Wire, who had been Confederate commandant at Andersonville, subsequently was hanged in its dooryarri. It was a place the Woman's Party was extremely proud of. But the government wanted the ground that the structure stood on as part of its site for the present U. S. Supreme Court Building. Consequently, it surreptitiously bought up that piece of real estate and notified the Woman's Party to move out, as the roof was to be yanked off right over its head. The deal was legislatively sneaked through so cleverly that the Woman's Party hadn't any option. It had to move, and it did move a few blocks away into another historic old domicile. Then, a year or two afterward, more trouble developed. J. R. McCarl, at that time U. S. comptroller genera!, took a fancy to that newer location, as a stance for the general accounting oflice, which would have meant another Woman's Party transfer. Only, McCarl wasn't secretive enough. The party got an advance tip that a fresh plot was afoot to oust it. A Woman's Party delegation called on the Senate and House committees on public buildings and grounds. "If," said these delegates, in effect, to the committeemen, "you fellows make us move again, heaven help you on next election day." And did those legislators hunt their holes! Well, the general accounting office hasn't transferred. A Bclllgcra Organization: I mean to say that the Woman's Party is. a belligerent organiation. Some feminist set-ups demand easy hours and other concessions in favor of women. The Woman's Party contends that this is all bunk. Now, Mrs. Roosevelt avowedly supports a program of feministic protection. Hence the Woman's Party fights her. The President, according to Woman's Party publicity, supports Mrs. Roosevelt. · Which Is Which? To get back to the original discussion: The Pan-American Union (a semi- j official hook-up of the 21 new- world j republics) includes what's known as j the Inter-American Commission of. j Women. In this collection the Wom- j an's Party heretofore has been I dominant. Its chairman has been Miss Doris Stevens, a Pan-American official. She's held the job for a decade. Yet just now President Roosevelt has designated Miss Mary Wir.siow to succeed Miss Stevens. Well, in the first place, Miss Winslow is of the nnti-Woman's Party faction. President Roosevelt hasn't any fight to name those chairmanships anyway. They're not official. Miss Stevens simply won't surrender her desk to Miss Winslow, the President's STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L, Douglass, D. D. THE STORM IIAS Nothing gives such a widespread scattering to seeds ot all varieties as does a violent storm. The lashing back and forth of the branches starts the seeds oft on their journey from the parent stock, and the stronger the wind the farther will the seeds be carried. It Is well to remember this is n storm-lashed world. Good will romc out o* all this evil, hard as it is to believe it. The helpless Christians that were cast to the lions centuries ago might have found it hard to realize that they were probably helping the cause of religion more by thrir death than they could possibly have All rights reserved--Babson ITS PLACE helped it had they lived. But we cnn see today that the blood of the martyrs was the seed of the Church. The violent social, political, and religious storms in Europe which resuJted in the coming ot thousands of desirable immigrants to our shores furnishes further evidence of the fact that the more the branches are lashed by the gaic, the more widely ore the seeds distributed. Think on this when trouble is shaking your life or your home. Under the good hand cL God oven the most evil things work for good--even the most violent storms p.omoto fruitfulness by scattering seeds. Newspaper SyndicMc. j Letters to The 'Editor Editor, The Courier: HIS HOLINESS POPE PIUS While millions mourn the passing of the Holy Father, and newspapers S all over the world laud his noble ; humiinitnrinnlsm, February 12, the i anniversary ot his coronation to "the i highest position in. the world, me } thinks must also be his crowning of { glory and sainthood by the Muster : who said unto him "Loves', thou Me? I Feed My Iambs, and again, Feed My ; sheep." ; Pius XI, the beloved shepherd of j this vast fold, valiantly guarded, was I ever watchful of the wolves of atheism, communism and indifference, which seek to scatter and devour the sheep. Fearlessly did his voice ring out in defense of other sheep that are not of this fold. These too would he bring, that "All things rr.ny be re-stored in Christ" (30 spake the Holy Father). Truly did the eminent crusader of t r u t h and of justice, Rt. Rev. Monsignor Fulton J. Sheen say of him: "Greater love no man hath than that he lay down, his iile for his sheep." The offering was made and is accepted, for we see the venerable and holy Pontiff yielding his pure soul, whispering those blessed names by which the dying live, "Jesus, Mary, Peace." MARGARET JACQUES Sycamore street, Connellsville, Pa. MISSING Some day in middle-March we'll go Back to the course, still edged with snow. All grateful for the springlike weather To piny that opening round together. But--ar.d I dread it ir.cre and more-We shall be three instead of four; Three to set out with one another Without our happy-hearted brother. Or. there's no doubt that day that he Will many times remembered be, Often that afternoon we'll say: "It's not the sarr.e with him away." At evening when the round is played And totaled are the scores we made Remembering him again we'll' say: "Perhaps he was with us today!" As Others Think A CHEERING NOTE (Washington Star.) The public generally, and Federal employes in particular, have cause for satisfaction in the promptness with which President Roosevelt's special committee has entered on the task of devising, in cooperation with the Civil Service Commission, the program for Felection and promotion of personnel in professional and high- grade technical and administrative posts in the Government service. The public interest lies in any effort to raise employment standards--a puint well emphasized by the President in his ietter to Justice Stanley F. Reed, chairman of the committee, when he said: "The growing complexities of modern government require the development of a trained personnel of men and women of outstanding ability, resourcefulness and breadth of mind, willing to devote their lives to public service. Upon the development of such a personnel, ihu i u l u r e of our democracy may in no small measure depend." From the employe viewpoint, the prospect of a definite promotion policy, based on elHciency, gives the encouragement to effort that at the same time is a corollary of successful administration. The continued exemption, pending study, of all the higher grade positions in the executive agencies when President Roosevelt brought thousands from the lower classifications under Civil Service, February 1, was a disappointment, but the delay will have been well worth while if the work now started lives up to the promise implied by the diligence with which it is being pursued. THE NEWS WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. -- Mr. Roosevelt's leaders threw everything they had into the 'struggle to save his Guam appropriation. War-talk and crisis-talk w a s artificially whipped up. (FDR himself said he might have to hasten back from his war maneuvering vacation because of the situation in Europe.) House leaders permitted themselves to be quoted in the press assuring the world they had the votes, another customary maneuver to inspire confidence. The most ardent patriotic speeches since war-times were made on the floor. Rumors were officially spread through the House that the Japs would consider an Administration defeat as a manifestation of lack of confidence in the President, and they might strike harder in China. It was all to no avail. Majority sentiment of the House was evident just before the vote, when a leader made the assertion that the issue "is whether you are American or Japanese." Members softly started humming in unison "The Stars and Stripes Forever." The appropriation was defeated mainly because the Administration was never able to advance a convincing military reason why it should be granted. Majority members thought it was solely an implement for power-pressue diplomacy, and they do not like that kind of diplomacy. But if the Japs misinterpret the action, there is no doubt the House would turn around today and adopt unanimously not only that appropriation but some more. lie impressions, it is not likely to propose any immediate legislation, not even along lines of the Borah- O'Mahoney licensing bill. The boys want more money and probably will get it (not the §4,000.- 000 which the downtown economists are asking but perhaps 82,000,000 or less.) The reformed Harry Hopkins has told congressmen privately he is negotiating with both Lewis and Green, is making progress, but the goal of CIO-AFL peace is still beyond the horizon. Bill Bullitt's astounding Paris an- nouncement'that George Washington "would doubtless have been hanged as a traitor if it had not been for the assistance given him by the French" has caused cloakroom laugh. ter in both houses. It seems to verify j the worst senatorial suspicions as to where the President's friend stands. No historian prior to Bullitt has thought the French did quite that much. Most authorities record her most important military contribution as her declaration of war on England for -her own purposes. Incidentally, her purposes'- did not include furtherance of democracy. Her official position was then staunchly aristocratic and wholly out of line with LaFayette,. the youngster who came over and'fought strictly on his own policy and, purse. If she did indeed save Washington's neck it was solely to advance France against her European enemy, England--a lesson for us. now, with exactly the opposite moral than Bullitt drew. Much senatorial mail suggests a number of citizens are being worked up into a state of international, jit- terism. The day after the Hitler bund meeting in New York, Senator Borah received 85 letters urging action to prevent such meetings. Most writers wanted to abrogate the Bill o£ Rights and freedom of speech. Still another excited people on the other side of the fence are writing in urging strange as it sounds, "impeachment of Mr. Roosevelt." There are no indications the other 98 per cent of the people have lost their sense of proportion. Don't get excited yet about prospects of a coal strike. Much masterful bluffing is being planned on both sides. Operators are talking a 10 per cent cut or a temporary suspension. The Coal Commission price list will not be out until late spring and, therefore, cannot be used by Lewis in furtherance of his bluff for an increase. What Lewis has already done quietly in renewing existing wage agreements with independent operators in outlying districts is a harbinger. The anti-monopoly committee is very quietly preparing an interim, report to Congress. Contrary to pub- Stray Thoughts By S II. DcHUFF Wednesday's weather gave us a taste of the kind George Washington had to put up with at Valley Forge. It you don't want to become a convert to conservation never let Howard Weisgerber,' Country Club road, corner you in a conversation on that topic. Taking Patsy Kelly off the air would never cause me to junk my radio. And from Jimmy Hush comes word that these comments form part of his daily studies out at Notre Dame, meaning, of course, that he studies them merely for the purpose of trying to see where they make any sense. Add Huey P. Long, one time "Kingfish of Louisiana," to that list of forgotten folks. Can you picture Johnny Younkin, Jim Burhans, Eddie Allen, George Percy, Carl Geenen and myself accompanying our wives to their fancywork club's annual dinner and neglecting to take along our crocheting? It's got so a person's justified in blaming some of the present day women's millinery on Some Democratic senators are much worried that Senator Schwellenbach or Securities Exchange Chairman Douglas will be chosen by Mr. Roosevelt for the Supreme Court vacancy. They would consider a Schwellenbach appointment about on a par with Black to the Supreme Court or Amlie to the JCC. An unconfirmed story is going around (true in shadow but probably not .in substance) t h a t Vice-President Garner informed the White House, Douglas could not be" confirmed in view of the SEC's part in producing the insurance proxy forgery matter to the anti-monopoly committee. Sidelights The annual .banquet of the Connellsville Chapter of the Izaak Walton League Thursday night at the First Methodist Episcopal Church and the program provided therewith was the "shortest long- drawn" event of its kind here in a long time. By that we mean there was nothing to make one fidgety during the more than'four and a half hours from the time the banquet began to the minute the last reel of motion pictures of the" Hudson Bay region ended. Representative Karl Mundt of South Dakota talked for a full 60 minutes, but 'it seemed about half that time, such was his eloquence and fire. Often such events are "killed" by numerous and long speeches. On this occasion.. President Ross J. Medcalf and Toastmaster L. S. Elliott confined the speaking program to the Mundt address, save for a minute or so occupied by Mayor Ira D. Younkin in assuring the diners "nothing's going to happen to you," in lieu of presenting the "key to the city." While some out-of-town newspapers give vent to what they consider "modern journalism," The Courier continues to print news and disregards "rumors from reliable sources." One came out with a big story about Walter Scheller taking over duties of highways superintendent in the county the very next day and it wasn't but a matter of days before it printed that big Capstan "scoop." While Scheller is considered in the running for the State appointment, he hasn't received it yet and the premature publicity is only embarrassing. The Courier has a policy will continue to do so. that "Mad Hatter" o£ Alice in Won- | of more than half a century standing derland lore. Mr. Roosevelt is trying j of giving its -readers the news and his darndest to convince us that anything we hear or read--except what emanates from his lips and pen--is just "bunk." " Let's go to press. appointee. And she doesn't have to; she isn't a presidential appointee anyway. It's an international row between President Roosevelt and the National Woman's Party. International? Intersexual, I'd say. It was the woman who paid in the breach of promises suit filed in Massachusetts by Miss Joyce Bradwick in 1632. The lady was ordered to pay Mr. Alexander Beck S20 for proposing marriage without his consent. THEY KNOW THEIR OWN (Pittsburgh Press.) A prolonged ovation greeted the name of Rev. Charles E. Coughlin when it was mentioned during an anti-Jewish address at the New York mass meeting of the German-American Bund. The Detroit radio priest was praised by George Forebese, of Milwaukee, who delivered a bitter tirade against Jews, labor union leaders and officials of the American Government. Recently similar praise was given to Father Coughlin by the Italian newspaper which has been most active in its opposition to the Vatican. And he has been roundly applaud- 'ed and defended by the controlled German press. These people and papers know their own. Despite all his disclaimers they know that the Detroit priest is following the same course which Hitler once followed. There was a time when Hitler only denounced "bad Jews" and claimed to be the friend of good jews. This is what Coughlin does today. And then came the time when Hitler was able to drop his pretences and show what he realiy intended, i That is what Coughlin apparently That Bridge Again By RALPH KESSLER The time may come when we will see at each end of the town. This warning sign that will cause many motorists to frown. 'All who desire to cross the bridge, may do so, hut take heed, The span is old, you take a risk. Safe crossing Is not guaranteed." Another sign says, "to cross the river. BO through Dawson. Pa., It's farther around, but better that, than going the unsafe way." And that someone with a funny streak. has this contribution made. "Don't cross the Youghlogheny Bridge unless your insurance is paid. 1 No.this hasn't happened yet. but there'!, n time for everything. Just like a human being, too much work a collapse will bring. The old Yough Bridge was built when horses and buggies were the rage. And was not intended to do the work of this mad motor age. S. DeHuff in his column says. "Talking, a bridge won't build. But 1 say, silence is one sure way of having a subject kilted. Ask any salesman how he makes a living selling things. And he'll no doubt say, "talking about It, some results usually brings." How reports originate is often hard to lathom. How they grow is less difficult of solution. It seems to be human nature to exaggerate, if j-jst a little. A story told by one individual to another may be entirely charged within an hour as it makes rounds. Rev. Paul Clemmensen, pastor uf the Christian Church at Vanderbilt, called the attention of the editcr to a rumor involving his church in a proposed consolidation with another, at Dawson. "There is r.otlv.ng whatever to it. The story is completely without foundation," said the minister. We did not print the storj--didn't hear it in fact. We take the minister at his word--that it is not true. hopes to do at some future day. And the German-American him in that hope. Bund joins A 72-year-old country doctor who perlomed many a kitchen table operation, some by lamplight, was buried Wednesday at Cumberland, Md. He was Dr. H. R. Henry. In his early day;; he drove a horse and .buggy when the roads permitted and rode horseback when they did not--in the region ;ibout Shinnston, W. Va. The doctor was graduated from medical I schcol the same week his sweetheart received her music conservatory diploma. They were married immediately and he hung out his shingle at Shinnrfon. A vuho^d epidemic ther.j killed his wife. He left the scene of his happiest days and his greatest sorrow, locating at Grafton, W. Va. Later he specialized in ail- men'ls of ear. eye, noses and throat at. Morgontown. A son, Henry, Jr., lives at Hyndman.

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