The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on February 12, 1938 · Page 4
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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PAGE FOUR. THE DAILY COTJRTEn, CONNRIXSVILI.E, PA. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 193S. latltj THE COURIER COMPANY . James J. Driscoll R, A. Donegan Walter S. Stimmel _: James M. Driscoll · J. Wyllo Driscoll .--_ Publisher . President and General Manager - .... Secretary and Treasurer Editor Associate Editor . Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF Audil 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; $5 per year, or 52.50 for six months by mail if paid in advance. Entered as second class matter at the Fostofficc, Conncllsvillc, Pn. SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 12, 1B3S TDIE TO TIIEX'K ABOUT OUK LIBERTIES A giant in stature--six feet, four inches--Abraham Lincoln matched his physical characteristics with like jnental, moral and spiritual attributes. Of great, breadth if vision, .with a keen intellect, he was sympathetic and charitable, direct of speech but always _ fair. Steadfast in. .principle, he could be counted ever on the~5ide of right and rof humanity.'.: The welfare. of his . fellowirie'h was "ever uppermost. "A. man o£ strict morality, he was an example Jiotronly for his day but for generations to follow. - As head of the Nation in its most trying period, Lincoln will ever remain one" of the exalted characters In American history. ..As savior, of the .Union he stands beside Washingtonrthe country's father. As the "one who brought about, mo're than anyone _else, the abolition of salvery he ranksTwitlr the greatest 'of "humanitarians. By all that marks the leaders in world history, he was a statesman. His imperishable place. ~. Phillips Brooks said of the martyred President: "There are rneri as good as he but they do bad things. There are men as intelligent as he, but they do foolish things. In him goodness and intelligence combined and made their best result of windom." Today, the 129th anniversary of the birth of the Emancipator, the progressive ideas he expounded are-still marching on, the liberty he held sacred is still ours under the Stars and Stripes. But what a different picture in the Old World. With Italy, Germany, Russia, Greece, Turkey, Portugal, Rebel Spain and, just yesterday, Rumania under dictators who ruthlessly trample upon · liberty, and with the movement spreading over South America, it is time for us to resolve that our liberties shall never be taken from us. GIHLS BECOME COLLEGE PROBLEM A press association quotes Dr. William H. Carey, New York gynecologist, as saying that observation covering a period of 10 years has convinced him that chastity among men is gaining and among women it is declining. He follows with the significant remark that while men are play- Ing football and basoball, women are engaging In "emotional experiments." His reference is chiefly to the college groups. "Young college men," he said, "are tending to become more continent. Among college women it is a well- known fact that sexual continence is the exception rather than the rule." The doctor's profession would place him in a pobition to know whereof he speaks. Women have been so restricted in the past that with new freedom "they are plunging toward new experimentation." The typical sex career is traced by the doctor thus: "In the first year home Influence still prevails. In the second year girls begin observing and growing more Interested. Sexual experience is most likely to begin In the junior year. Alcohol plays an Important part, particularly when girls return from college, go on parties and take a few drinks, and their inhibitions are broken down." "College boys keep straight partly because of the emphasis on athletics," the doctor says. "Their coaches and physical training instructors tell them to keep away from women if they want to excel in sports." Athletic activity for girls equivalent to what boys in college are getting might be a solution for the problem, which Dr. Carey points to as a major one. They might just as well be warned to kccj away from the boys if they want to make their mark in athletics. It would seem colleges have a pressing obligation in providing the program and at the'sarne time educating the girls to the dangers that lurk ahead. What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 32.-Prices lire too hifih. Few families arc able to pay them. They have to skimp like everything. Consequently merchandise accumulates on retailers hands. Naturally they cut down on buying, which reacts adversely upon wholesalers and basic producers. We call H over-production, but it is not that. It is undcr-cor/sumption. Such is present-day White House reasoning, as clearly explained by President Roosevelt, to account for our current business recession. We should deflate, in technical economic language. HEADING TOWARD INFLATION? Oh no, prices arc not hifih enough. They are so low that capital refuses to invest itself in industrially productive enterprises; there is no profit in them. Farmers cannot sell their crops lor cnouRh to pay for raising them. Thus they (one-third of our population) are in dire straits, which makes hard times for everyone. Most of our Industrial magnates agree on this proposition, speaking for big business. Agriculture Secretary Wallace it in behalf of the farmers. This is to say, according to their reckoning, or at least RE-flatlon (up to highest past prices) to restore prosperity. Born 129 Years Ago Today STEEL HOUSE VEXTCKE AT CTAIRTOX A major housing project at Clairton to provide homes for employes of the giant new Irvin plant of the Carnegie- Illinois Steel Corporation may mark the beginning of a most important development in. the steel industry. A large proportion of 300 to 500-homes to be erected by a Philadelphia contracting firm will be of all-steel construction, others of semi-fcteel. Substitution of steel for other building materials has been in the air for some.time. United States Steel experts have been htmlying it. The venture at Clairtou will be the Jirst big experiment. Its^uecess will open a great new market for steel products. Did you ever fry to figure out the weight of an ordinary house, the type thatrcosts, say $4,000? The Amor-lean -Iron and Steel Institute doesn't answer the question but -it-does assert that products made from steel, wrought iron and.cast iron used "Jn such a dwelling runs into nearly four-tons". It is patent then, that a building boom of any consequence must have a beneficial effect on the.-steel industry" and be a godsend to its hundreds of thousands.of, workers. Analyzing the importance of steel and iron in home building, the" institvttc_points to the use, in the average house, of more than '1,000 pounds of cabt iron for radiators, boilers, heaters, bathtubs, wash basins, laundry and kitchen equipment; 3,GOO"^iounds of'sleel in metal lathing, galvanized "gutters, downspouts and for other purposes; also wrought--iron pipe .used, in .the plumbing and heating systems."" " - :r ~ A CHANGE In other words, the recession is due to too high prices or too low prices. To some folk it may seem confusing. Incidentally the whole Roosevelt administration initially was for higher prices; now, with some exceptions, like Secretary Wallace, it is for lower ones--an additional puzzle to figure on. IMPOSSIBLE? Anyway, the Roosevelt philosophy recognizes that n slump in prices must not be accompanied by a slump in wages and salancs, or the two slumps will offset ( each other and there will be no up-tilt in buying power. Industrialists testify that this is impossible. For example, the United States Steel Corporation already has decreed H big wage slash for office workers. It doesn't seem likely that it would have done so at this political juncture if it hadn't been necessary for financial reasons. President Harold G. Moulton of the Brookings Institution concurs that prices cannot be cut without wage cuts. The worker is stung anyway. If they subside he promptly feels the effect of jt n his cm elope. Big Business trims his pay antici- palonaily. Library Board Pays lis Tribute to Cap!. Gans Stray Thoughts By S. M. DcHUFF Outside of themselves, I don't be- iicve anybody takes John L. Lewis and William Green seriously except Mr. Roosevelt and a few Pennsylvania New Deal politicians. I felt constrained Tuesday evening to make plain to a local doctor that this periodical columnlng should not be blamed on the hypodcrnic needles he saw me purchasing. W. H. Eaton's card from St. Augustine would have to be a picture of that alleged oldest American house instead ot a youthful bathing beauty. To D. C. F.-You're wrong, I had nothing to do with the moving of that portable piece of Crawford avenue business property, fn view of the almost uncivilized bit ot cruelty recently discovered in our very midst, it might not be n bad idea to bring a few I on he was mocked and ott bctrajed. of our misMonaries back from Chin*. Today in By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. -- The Democrats have their Jackson days for the making of speeches about their party faith and the Republicans lave their Lincoln days. This year ,he anniversary of the birth of Abra- :iam Lincoln becomes especially significant to the political world. This is because the Republicans the voles of the country than it has been at any time/ since 1928--its last overwhelming viLtory at the polls. The problem/ facing the policy committee is one that its members may not at the dutsct appreciate, but, as soon as they get down to writing reports on public questions and attempt to set forth principles, they* arc trying to reorganize their party | will discover why the Republican through a policy! committee of 2001 party has been bejtcn regularly under the leaden-hlp of Glenn Frank,, every two yejis in national elections formerly president of the University | ever since November, 1930, when it of Wisconsin. One can get mixed reactions to this policy committee, but, on the whole, they divide themselves into two classes--those Re- lost control of Congress. It may be predicted even now that the Republican policy committee cither will bring about a regeneration in the publicans who think the whole plan ( party, causing for .- time a split that IS jUbt n lot of political bunk, and is an inevitable counterpart of its those who conscientiously believe something will come of It to make the Republican party more eligible for In the Day's News Brief Comment t*n Current Events Here ond There. James Gallagher carried oft the honors for the number of merit badges awarded at the Boy Scout Court of Honor Thursday evening at the United Brethren Church. Jimmy, a member of Troop 8, received 15-cooking, reading, music, bird study, aviation, woodcarving, pathtlnding, personal health, farm home and its planning, safety, woodwork, bookbinding, public health, first aid and farm layout and building arrangement. Kc had Qualified for another but it was missed in the rush of preparation for the event. James is a son of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Gallagher of East Park. own evolution toward a liberal front, or else the same policy committee .vill go on recoid with the same old platitudes, that will be buried at the polls almost as overwhelmingly as before. The Republican difficulty is that it wants to be a liberal party and an ultia-conscrvative party at the same time. Hence, phrase-makers usually are employed to write platforms that are meaningless. The struggle bet- tween the progressive and conservative wings of the party began in 1912 and caused bitter feeling. The conservatives hated President Theodore Roosevelt, the progressive leader, and his anti-monopoly crusades, almost as much as they today hate President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Though the Republicans patched up their differences on the surface in 1916, they actually did not heal the breach. The Western Republicans have pretty much gone along their own way, independent of Eastern conservative Republicans for 20 years. Though President Harding Continued on Page Five. ABKAHAM LINCOLN A man cnltcd Lincoln pnsvcd tills wayl Born in n cAbln bleak »nd bare: Knew toll and bunder and despair And learned from want and bitter need A simple, sympathetic creed Ills way was hard. All. things of pride To him \\crc from the flrst denied HH v.'ai n bodv ..tripped of grace, HI». \\«i nn umttj.ic'.ive face Yet \shtvi he spoxc men's hearts were Mlrr'd Because the vjul within they heard. It begins to appear that Senator Joe Guffcy is on the way out as a gubernatorial possibility. Endorsement of Dave Lawrence by Pittsburgh ward leaders pointed to the State chairman for the Democratic nomination. Lawrence is reported ready to take the bull by the horns and attempt to buck the CIO leadership in its efforts to slate Tom Kennedy. The impasse may be broken during the week-end conferences. Whether it's a promissory note or an agent's innocent looking agree- mc -.t or an application for a driver's license it is well to read it carefully. This is evidenced by the fact that 50,000 motorists in making applications for 1938-39 driving permits h;ve sent S2 instead of SI, the new charge. The 1937 Legislature reduced the fee but many motorists have not found It out. It Is plainly printed on the application. ;ilons with those marines. As between the two, I'd prefer the job of Yet pity nc\ct left his ccv; Gained power nnil iUH to .ill lie knew cleaning up the 1B33 economic mfs.s I ThH man called Lincoln gentler to the one somebody's got to tacklo 1 in 1841. The old saw, "a dollar saved | n.ick to the du.t h.ivc journeyed kincs, is a dollar earned" (or is it pennies?) i Their thrones but scarce remembered was never better exemplified than thins*: ttAYOIl I'OTTs'TS WAY FOB. SCOUTS Mayor Younkiu pointed Boy Scouts toward a greater and better city at their anniversary banquet Thumlay night. It every Scout will go out and "sell" the organization to other boys the number on the rollb can be doubled, the Mayor suggested. And the welfare of both the boys and the city will be promoted. The way is simple, the executive told them. Make other boys feel you have something, in Scouting;, they should have, was his advice. The speaker of the evening. George Gray, Uniontown newspaperman and a Scouter of 20 years' experience, drove I'^ ti-e srri'e thought by his words descriptive of what a t" ' · v '? F \ c ; y one \\l-o be-'-s (' e r" iv su!'~Tibes ·u f t 'P i h Is to m !.e h'm trtr.L.'o.tLy Icya', hc'.p- fti!, fi ;c7i:iy, courteous, kind, obc.-lieat, c'-ojrful, thrifty, brave, clean, reverent. If every boy who grows to manhood were governed by Scout law crime would disappear. The more numerous Scouts become, the fewer there will be of criminals. By all means- every member of every troop should do as tli'- Jljiyor MigjfPM.1 M!1 (he movement (o others. Captain John L. Cans was elected a life trustee of Carnegie Free Library in December, 1922, succeeding the hue Rockwell Marietta. Since 1933 he served as secretary of the board. He was a member of the executive, horary and budget committees and gave unspaiingly of his time and talent-, to discharging the many duties imcumbcnt upon him. No detail \\as too small to receive his most careful attention and consideration, and he met more difficult problems with keen wisdom and fortitude. In recent months, nl- though confined to his home by illness, he still maintained a profound intercut in nil the activities of the Library and upon sovcrai occasions the board met at hli home to that we might receive the benefit of his counsel and ad\ice, at the same time providing him the opportunity to keep in touch w i t h the jfljiis of the institution TO close to his heart. Pcrh.ips his Kie.-itcst contribution to the Library was the fact that he continually kept the public informed through editorials and reports concerning the t t u e value of the institution to the people of this community, thcieby ULUMIIK moic and more people to make UM: of the many facilities availably at the Library. In his relations to his associates on the board. Captain Gans ever exhibited the traits, habits and characteristics of a true and lovable gentleman. It was an extreme pleasure to work with him on matteis concerning the well-bom;; of the Library, and hi.s decision* OH matters of policy weie based wholly on the ultimate effect they might have on the future of the institution. To him liis trusteeship was a sacred trust and he nc-vc-r com- piomised uith that which seemed right as that \vhich might have been expedient. He knuw what his duties \vure and he conscientiously (lischaiKecl them m a manner beyond rcpioach. He h;id n deep and abiding interest in the institution, and all of us will ever be indebted to him for his successful effort in advancing the usefulness of the institution to the people of thi.. community. IntoHifiont, kindly nncl modest, he has left those of u.s v. ho wore favoied to sit on (he boaid of dusters with him .1 rich hmtigc. We shall ever cherish with prutc the happy mcm- oncs of Ola pleasant as^ot ation with him in the conduct of the affairs of Cmnetfie Free Lib-ar. Rcnh/niK the w\ c ity of the loss sustained in his passing and wishing to have poimancnt recoid made of the esteem and h-t^h rcgird in which. Cap:- n G ms w.i.s held, the board of trusUe;! at its renuJir meeting h rt 'd j FcbiiMy 4, 1038, has caiicod this resolution to be' entered in the minute book and a copy to bt* sent to the family of the deceased. 1. L. Hoicwitz, Chnuman, W. L. Zollars. Dr. L. P. McCoimick, B M vai t/weldi i , Coini.uttco. when an intimate of mine, just a few days ago, was lucky enough to locate ancient paid in full receipts for two old bills, totalling exactly $23.32. After having explored every nook and cranny in it, I still wouldn't swap a 1206 Race street residence for that much publicized Bear Run architectural masterpiece known as "Falhngwater." All I could think of to do to allay the restlessness of throo retired fellow railroaders Tuesday afternoon was to invite them out to our place to play with Their Krcntness merely of thp hour. Their powr destroyed by greater power. But all the \\orld recalls today A man called Lincoln passed th!: way. my toy electric tram. Surely a certain fellow has, Icainec! by this time that the apparent bonafide evidence of a fellow employe's wealth was just one big joke. If you arc fond of arguments, just toll a ceitam B. O. passenger conductor that angle worms oiinmate only m the ground. Let's go to press. Working quietly, resorting to Sherlock Holmes tactics, State Trooper Charles J. Hanna of Uniontown has "gotten his man," an alleged worthless check artist, who victimized business men of Connellsville, Scottdale, Brownsville and other places. The trooper is confident he "has the goods" on one Patsy White of McClellandtown, who is alleged to have worked under the name of "Domcnic Driegio." The officer wants other victims to contact him. Some well- known men fell for White's tricks. O n e o f t h e f i r s t , questions a f t e r any fire- WAS IT INSURED? Why not be sure that your property is properly and adequately insured. C a l l t h i s A g e n c y To-day. J. DONALD PORTER INSURANCE First National Bank IJldg.' Connellsville, Pn. Slurm Door In Win tor for year 'round protection 3:!\M» I n c h ('(iinliiiia- tiori Doors A Combination Door, properly hung, provides a dead air spuce between it and the inner door. Tin's dead air space keeps beat w i t h i n the hont.e and eliminates dratty floors. When summer conies it only takes a screw driver and a minute of t i m e to remove the glass panel and install the screen section. Sturdily constructed of one and one- righth inch oli-ju- \\Iiite pine. Will give satisfactory service for yeais. sturdy built B A R N S A S H Made of one aad one-eight inch clear white pine. G lights, SxlO inch size, only We h'ave Open SasS for All Size Windows Phone 1000 Ca]K(a]i (Jilts'; Co., So. Cnnncllsrillc 1 . I'll. Honesty . . . Dependability Foundations of Greatness In honoring the birth date of a great man, it is well to honor, too, those virtues that made him great. Looking at Lincoln, those rugged attributes of honesty and integrity stand paramount. It is well to consider those faculties on this day-and to aim toward achieving them in a proportional degree. Serving ConneUsvil'e Si.icc 1390 Connellsvilie Pa. Afcmber Federal Deposit lnstirancr Corporation.

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