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February 14, 1938

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14,1938. THE DAILY COURIER. CONNELLSVILLB. PA. PAGE THREE. Ninth District Produced 1,^22,342 Tons of Coal Per Fatality Last Year News of Day At Dunbar The Ninth Bituminous District, of , -which W. T. McGee ol Uniontown is the State mino inspector, ranked second .in safety in the Pennsylvania soft coal industry in 1937 with the production of 1,322,342 tons of coal for each fatality. There' were five deaths in the area that embraces the Colonial belt operations. The 21st District of which California, Pa., is the center, had a safety record which ranked it far ahead of the 29 other districts in the State With only three ' accidental deaths in 1937, the district mined 2,023,206 ton of coal for each fatality. Richard Maize of the Fifth District, a resident of Uniontown, has charge of the 21st District since the inspectorship is vacant due to a death. The Fifth District that embraces the Connellsville area had a tonnage of 914,021 for each fatality, the 16th (F. W. Howarth of Republic inspector) 687,598 tons. Covered in the Fifth District are Baker, Bitner, Oliver Nos. 2 and 4, Frederick, Fair Oak, Eagle No. 2, Crawford Nos. 2 and 3, Nixon, Doris, Indian Creek, Markleton, Tormay, Melcroft, Continental No. 1, Lcmont Nos. 1 and 2, Lincoln, Crystal, Salem, Davidson, Trotter, South Union Nos. 1 and 2, Freeport No. 2 and Snider No. 1. Mines embraced in the Ninth District are E.ilkan, Brownsville Junction, Johnson, Leon, Bridgeport, : Maxwell, Colonial Nos. 1. 3 and 4, Noami, Washington Run, Pike, Mon- · csscn, Fayettc, Champion, Arnold, Somers, Melrosc, Tremont, Pcnncoa] and Woodward. The 23rd District covers Footedalc, Edenborn. Ronco, Cray, Hill Top, Geneva, Crawford No. 1, Donald No, 2, Griffin No. 2, Kendall Nos. 2 and 3, Provins, Old Home and Martin. - In the 16th District arc Isabella Allison, Royal, Republic, Thompson No. 2, Tower, Hill, Sharpnack and ·' Filbert. Mine Inspector Maize attributed the decrease in mine accidents to a constant safety campaign by operat- . ing companies and men and rigid en- · forcement of intelligent mining laws · Explosions, the nightmare of the coa · miners, have been all but elimlnatec ' through rock dusting. "· The recent explosion at Harwich was localized, Mr. Maize believes, by : the mixture of rock dust with ex; plosive coal dust. If the walls anc . bottom of a mine are treated with rock dust, making an average of 55.. 45 per cent mixture, the resulting ; dust will not ignite in an explosion · Rock dust is powdered limestone It is sprayed into mine walls and · floo.re by electric machines. Its effectiveness was proved 20 years ago by the United States Bureau of Mines using an experimental tunnel. Rock -. dust does not prevent gas explosion · But it does prevent a gas explosion from igniting a dust explosion, prc- ; venting the whole mine system being ·, enveloped in scaring flame. '; According to the Bureau of Mines 101 persons lost their lives in coa mines in 1937. This was a numbc: greater than the fatalities of the fou: previous years put together. One theory is that the 1937 tola leaped because in the early part o the year there was a spurt in coa mining due to the new prosperity o that period. However, with inspec tion what it is and safety rules ant precautions what they are, increasei . production would hardly explain K great an increase, it was said. AKRON, Ind., Feb. 14.--Margaret Davies, 39, of Belsano, near Johns- own, Pa., who. came here to decide whether to marry Albert Pontius, \kron bachelor, her suitor in a cor- espondence courtship, gave her de- ision. It was: I'm going home. I don't like it icre in Indiana. I'm homesick for the illl country and my 10-year-old sis- er." Pontius, 49, who furnished a home a which he had planned to take Miss Davies, said he would respect her decision. GREEN QUITS UMW AFTER 45 YEARS WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.--William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, "reluctantly" withdrew from the United Min ' Workers, CIO affiliate, after 45 years as a member. In a letter to his brother. Hug] Green, secretary of the UMWA loca at Coshocton, Ohio, Green said h could not hold membership in a union not affiliated with the AFL while serving as its president. Johnstown Woman Changes Mind About Courtship by Mail Man of Many Aliases Given Six Months Term For False Pretense Special to The Courier. UNIONTOWN, Feb. 14.--While his retty, blond wife who had known lim only two years stood beside him at the bar, Abraham George, 30, man of many aliases, of Cleveland, Ohio icard Judge Harry A. Cottom sen- :cnce him to six months imprisonment on charges of false pretense. Entering a plea to accusations thai ic had induced three gasoline stations here to give him money and gas on the pretext of possession of a courtesy card, which he had left a aomc, the dark, nattily dressed man told Judge Cottom that he had onlj been in trouble once, when he wa: fined $25 for reckless driving. ·Prosecutor John Gettier, howcvci stepped forward with excerpts from the Federal Bureau of Identification files, to show that under the name of Roscoe, Harris, Lewis, Edwards George, and Anthony, he had prac ticed his little game in Detroit, Chili cothe, Cleveland, Loraln, Warren Canton, New Castle and other citie over a wide area. The man's plea that he had "Jus started work a year ago, after I mar ried" brought out the fact that hi beautiful young wife had been kcp completely in the dark as to the char actcr of the man she had married. In pronouncing sentence, Judge Cottom pointed out that he had bee inclined to leniency, until his dis covery that George was not tellin the truth. "You have endeavored to decciv the court, and you have evidently de cclved even your own wife," Judg Cottom declared. "What confidenc can the court place in your promise to go straight If you are released when former mistakes have taugh you so little of respect for the law? The wife, who apparently had be licved George innocent of any crime wept as sentence was pronounce* and quickly slipped a small sum o money into the hand of her husban as he was led away to the count jail to begin sentence. A companion, T. E. Albert, clecte to stand trial on the charges. Unionfown Motor Club's Annual Banquet Tonigh UNIONTOWN, Feb. 14.--Russc Singer, general manager of th American Automobile Association will head the list ot speakers at th 27th annual meeting of the Union town Motor Club this evening a 6.30 o'clock in the ballroom of Whit Swan Hotel. . .Elmer Jenkins, national travel di rector of the A. A.'A., and S. Edwar Gable, president of the Pennsylvani Motor Federation, will also be on th program, President-Manager Jame H. Dunn announced. How the Ultraviolet and Infra-Red Lights Are Used By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D. WE SPOKE briefly the other day of the uses of ultraviolet light, either artificial or from the sunlight, Its most Important uses are In - tuberculosis of the bones and joints and in s k i n diseases. Tuberculosis of the lungs is usually not benefited by sunlight or by ultraviolet light. In fact, great injury has been done pa- tlcnU by too prolonged a n d extensive treatment of this kind. \ Treatment by Dr. Clehdenlng ultraviolet light, properly applied, and of not too long duration, should no followed by a sense of well being and exhilaration. Headache, lassitude and vertigo are Indlca- [tlons of too prolonged or too extensive treatment. In tuberculous enlargement of the lymph nodes of the neck, X-ray and ultraviolet lights have offered .the quickest and most uniform result*. They are especially valuable After surgical removal of jjrmph node* to prevent recurrence. Epoch Making Work In tuberculosis of the akin, Fln- scn's work was epoch making. Ulcers and indolent wounds get -well In the majority of cases under Irradiation of this kind. Ringworm nnd various ulcers yield to the bactericidal properties of the ultra- .violet rays. In whooDlns: couch. the ultraviolet rays given aa a general body radiation give relief In a great many cases. Fracture* which have not knitted, are frequently helped in this way. · The Infra-red rays, at the opposite end of the spectrum, produce a reaction In a short time, with local congestion in the skin and sweating due to dilation of the small vessels. Although extravagant clalim Dr. Clcndenlng will answer questions of general Interest. only, and then. only through his column. have been znalo for the -infra-red rays, they are not very much supported by scientific proof. Ths form of heat which they produce Is soothing and gives «peedy relief in muscular rheumatism and neuralgias. QUESTIONS FROM READERS D. R. B.: "Do you recommend Vitamins B and D for thin and brittle fingernails? Where can I get these?" Answer: Concentrated essences of the vitamins can be obtained at any drug store. B Is found in nature In cereals and D in fish livers particularly cod liver oil. EDITOR'S NOTE: Seven pamphlet, by Dr. ClendenlnK can now bo obtained by lending 10 cents In coin, for each, nnd a ie!f.addr-3icd envelope tamped with a three-cent "Indigestion nnd Constipation". "Rp- d\lclnc imd Gaining", ''infant Fording". "Instruction* for th« Trratmcnt of DlabetTM", "»mlnln« HVKlrnr" «nd "Tlie Cw?,of the Hair and Skin". DUNBAR, Feb. 14.--Students of IB Pechin school continue to make ne attendance records and the fol- owing report is given for the month f January: Grade 1--80 per cent; Angclo Cro- ctti, John Pancella, Joann Moyer nd Sadie Provance. Grade 2--92 per cent; Theresa Crocetti, Ada Pearl Golden, Eugene Baker, Eugene Johnson and Glen :aplinc. Grade 3--95 per cent; Amedio Crocetti, Glenn Hardy, William Marin, Marian Frick and Shirley Moy- r. Grade 4--95 per cent; Betty Frye, Gertrude Moyer, Valetta Theis, Rosemary Miller, James Martin, John Beal, Lcroy Thcis, Eugene Baker, Nicholas Frick and Edward Hagncr. Grade 5--99 per cent; Francis Piccioni; John McGarrity, Richard Martin, Anna Sfero, Pearle Martin, Carmclla Cope, Eleanor McGarrity, Doris Hardy, Viola Nativio, Jean Golden, Virginia Crocetti and Kathryn Proyance. Grade 6--Senecca Seals, Joseph Cortese, Charles Miller, Bruce Pickens, Teddy Wortman, Audrey Hardy, Ella Mae Hardy, Sara Elizabeth lardy, Sara Catherine Hardy, Elva ?rovance. Grade 7--94 per cent; tee Ains- ey, Albert Hardy, Mary Cope, Elvira Crocetti, Marjorie Gray, Carrue Lehman, Laura Kelly, Bernardino Mascara, Ruth Miller, Lois Rankin and Clara Tomaro. Grade 8--97 per cent; Mildred Bable, Olymphia Bussolelti, Annabelle Hardy, Agatha Piccioni, Virginia Nativio, Roger Ainslcy, Billic Cope, Anthony Cortese, Robert Golden, Robert Hardy, Francis'Sfcro and Irvin Martin. Rosskamp Funeral. A large gathering of relatives and friends attended the funeral services Thursday morning for William A. Rosskamp. The cortege met a the late home at 9:30 o'clock with high mass o£ requiem being celebrated in St. Aloysius Church at 10 o'clock. Rev. John Lyons, thi church pastor, was celebrant. Interment was in the church cemetery with Joseph Padovlni, Joseph Nctn- raski, Albert Schwcnnlng, Alfrcc Hampton, Robert Lowcry, Albcr Cammercsi, John Lanzi and Edwarc Worscl as pallbearers. Mr. Rosskamp, who for the past 29 years was a resident of Dunbar died suddenly while at work Sun day evening. Although ill for scv cral weeks he had apparently re covered his health. Death came be fore assistance could be rendered. Among out-of-town persons at th service were Eugene Rosskamp, Mr and Mrs. Wilbert Kruglc and Pau Rosskamp of Springdale, Mr. an Mrs. Eugene Rosskamp and Mr. and Mrs. Max Rosskamp of New Ken sington, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Ross kamp of Tarcntum, Mr. nnd Mrs Peter Dcrikart, Mr. and Mrs. Huber Kutch and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Put and family of Tarcnlum, Mr. an Mrs. Henry Bottlandcr, Mr. and Mr! Jerome Casey, Mr. and Mrs. Ir Henry, Mrs. Catherine Buck nn Mrs. Anna Green of Ford City, Nic! Blcilevcns of Republic, Mrs. Albcr Schiflbauer of Masontown, Mr. an Mrs. Stanley Wilkisz and sons o Harwick, Mrs. H. Coss of Pittsburgh Matthew Mudcrs of Erie and a num ber of friends from Connellsville. Ohiopyle OHIOPYLE, Feb. 14.--Mrs. Eliza both RalTerty who has been very i' for the past two weeks has improve enough to be able to sit up in be a short while each day. Mrs. Raf forty observed her 71st birthda Wednesday and plans that had bee made before her illness for « birth day party were cancelled but he grandson, Warren RalTerty of Young wood, stood fast to his promise an baked the birthday cake. Althoug "grandma" could only look at th cake it pleased her just the sarm She received a large number o birthday cards and well wishes fo a speedy recovery. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Mason o Brownsville and Miss Violet Mason who has been staying with Mrs. Tis sue near Mill Run were called I their homes at Kentuck where thei father is very, poorly. About a mont ago Mr. Mason, who is near 79 year of age, fell on a sidewalk in Ohio pyle and fractured his hip. He wa taken to the Uniontov/n Hospita where he remained until a week ag when he was brought back to h home at Kentuck and at this writin is in a very serious condition. Mrs. F. S. Wortman was a vi.sito in Uniontown Wednesday. Mrs. Sara Robinson has gone t Mcycrsdalc to visit with relatives fo a few days. George RalTerty and daughtc: Stella May, and Charles Whitchea of Youngwood motored here Wednci day evening to' visit Mr, RafTerty mother, who is ill. Mr. and Mrs Warren RafTerty accompanied the homo later in the evening aftc spending the past week with Mrs Raflcrty. Allen Bowlin was a caller in Con ncllsvillo Wednesday. Typist Scares Bandit. CLEVELAND, Feb. 14.-- Alic Webber, pretty 20-year-old typis acted "natural" according to the in structions of a bandit. She let ou a shrill scream. Her "natural" re action scared the bandit away an saved $1,000 for a baking company an attempted hold-up. CLYDE A. NETH Radio Service NO CREDIT PHONE 1916 BARCLAY ON BRIDGE WBITTEN FOB CENTEAL PRESS By Shepard Barclay -The Authority en Anttwritif*" THWART THE BREAKS "TF THE trumps had not b«cn (divided evenly, I could still have made my contract If the spades 'had broken," walled a declarer who ·was set. Wouldn't It have been still better If he had worked out a. plan which would have succeeded even If both suits vvoro divided unfavorably? Sometimes that can bo accomplished by ruffing one round of the side suit or giving up an early trick In It ' 4 A 4 ' * K J.8 7 e t 3 * J 8 5 *53 »10 5 2 * Q 10 6 + Q J 10 6 6 * J 10 9 7 ¥ A Q 9 * A 9 7 * 2 4 K Q S 6 2 »Nonc · A K 9 7 4 2 + 83 (Dealer: South. East-West vul- mcrable.) Five diamonds constituted the final contract at both tables In a tcam-of-four match on this deal. The club Q was tho opening lead at (both tables. At table one, the declarer, after losing tho flrst trick, won the return o£ the diamond 3 with the K, ruffed ft club with tho diamond 8, and led tho J ( which no covered with the A, when East showed out. H» now tried out spades and when they also failed to break, he was set one trick. William Tilt of New York, former national amateur pocket billiard champion, sitting south at the other table, was more successful./ Realizing that the distribution was very uneven all around, after winning tho second trick, he ruffed a club and Immediately tried out spades, cashing the A and K and rufflng one round. It did not matter whether West won with the Q or allowed tho diamond J to win. In either tvent only s. club and » diamond wore lost. · · · Tomorrow's Problem ·' . + 9 8 5 4 2 + A85 V A K Q 0 · 4 7 5 4A Q 10 T (Dealer: South. North-South vulnerable.) What defense will defeat South'* 3-No Trumps, - no matter · how ho tries to make it? Bishop Boyle Lifts Ban on Noon Masses The ban on noonday masses, which has been in existence in the Pittsburgh Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church for nearly two decades, has been lifted by Bishop Hugh C. Boyle. Bishop Boyle removed the restric- .ion last week, it was announced. His decision, however, will make little difference in the regular mass schedules of most of the diocesan churches. During the lime of the restriction. St. Mary's of Mercy Church in Pittsburgh was the only diocesan church having a noon mass and then only because of special permission of the bishop. 84 Middles Flunked. ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 14. Eighty-four midshipmen packed their bugs and prepared to leave the Naval Academy because of failure to make the required scholastic grades during the first half of the academic year They included /our seniors, two juniors, 37 sophomores and 41 freshmen. Eleven County iPr'ivers Have Their Ucerises Suspended, One Revoked Checkweighman Case Again Occupies Court Time, Testimony Taken Special to The Courier. · · - · UNIONTOWN, Feb. 14. -- Long drawn-out litigation -in the- chcck- weighman case from Colonial No. 4 plant o£ H. C. Frick Coke Company was .aired In court again'Thursday when testimony was -taken to" 'determine interpretation of the. 1937 Act o£ Assembly authorizing election of checkweighmen at various plants. The act uses the singular form of "chcckweighmon" and upon this the court based its action in handing down a previous decision sustaining the Frick Company's stand in recognizing only one of three persons elected to-serve in this capacity at Colonial No. 4 plant. However, State Senator Anthony Cavalcantc, counsel for the opposl-: lion, uncovered another net of assembly which provided for interpretation of all statutes. It 'specifically states that a'singular version can be interpreted as including the plural and that a broad interpretation made it possible for acts, using the masculine gender, to be applied to the feminine and neuter genders. Upon this, counsel for the United Mine Workers petitioned court for re-opening of testimony and the motion was granted in an order sitsntd by Ex-Judge Thomas H. Hudson as one of bin last official acts before leaving the bench January 3. Mike Baron, Thomas McCormick and Haymond Waznick were the three checkweighmen elected at the plant July 23, 1937. They contend one man could not .handle, the. duties involved on the three shifts and still work only his allotted number of hours. lal to The Courier. UNIOATOWN, Feb. 14.--Eleven suspensions and one revocation of operators' licenses of Fayctte county drivers were ordered today by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, state motor police reported today. - · · · The list and-the violations follow: G.eprgc .Wonkovich,. McClellandtown^ revoked for'one year, failing to slop at scene of accident. -Michael,Levock, Cardalc, suspended for reckless driving. · ' "· Albert Roy Thomas, Connellsville, suspended for reckless driving. ·-. £. Tony Capanna; Waltcrsburg; ; susf pcndcd for reckless driving, . ' Andrew S. Harvilla, Lamberton, suspended for reckless driving. Irene'Davis,-57 Cleveland avenue, Uniontown, suspended for failure to appear at department hearing. Ralph Fell, Cardale, suspended for fatal'accident. " ~ . '.' ·Ernest McCoy, 'Jr., 1216 Chestnut street, Connellsville, suspended 'for fatal accident"- " · ' · Adam ·'Kami nsky, Republic, suspended for reckless driving and not having ah bp'crator's-license. John " Ferens," Sixth street, Connellsville, suspended for -habitual violations. : -- . · Looking: for Bargains? Try our classified columns when you want something? Results follow. Suffer From Nerves? , - Robert Schenrocfc. 1635' FMT SL, tan : **I hxve | found Dr. PierceV Fa- I vorite Prescription to bri 9 aa excellent tonic. I used · ' it Nome time ago when, I felt weak and nerao* J ftixi one bottle was mi- \ ficient to stimoUte ray* appetite *oA make toe! feel Klce mysdl affaai." Utiy Dr. Herce j Favorite Prescription, liqtnd r tabteti* at ( yoor drag itore today. * ' 9 Quality Pieces Another extra-value in our February Furniture Sale! This complete bedroom .group of 9 high-grade pieces is yours at a figure far beneath what you would normally expect the 4-pc. two-tone modern rwalnut finish- suite alone to cost! Here's what you get: : r Full Size Bed f Roomy Dresser O Lordly Vanity © Chest of Drawers 9 Simmons Innerspring- Mattress 9 Fine Coil Spring O Boudoir Chair . / ... , 9 Pair of Bed Pillows Save 15% to 40% on Furniture of the Better Kind! Complete Home Fhntishers Since 1891 I Prof it By This Great Bargain Event for Homes!

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