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February 28, 1939

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LAST E AST EDITION The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. P RICE VOL. S7, NO. 02. TJic Weekly Courier. Founded .luly 17, 1879. The Daily Courier, founded November 10, 1302, Merged July IB. 1D20. CONNI3LDSVILI/E, FA., TUKSDAV,U;VliNlN 7 (?, A RY 2S, 1939. TEN PAGES. DAYLIGHT TIME Yough Brewery, With Mew PLAN WILL BE i Product, Reorganized; TALKED HERE Wins 15th'· Reprieve Committees From Surrounding Communities Invited ro Talk About Movement Tomorrow. HOPE TO GET UNITED ACTION Will Employ 40 Workers Killed by Suitor? Daylight saving time plans, will be advanced at a joint meeting ot committees from Fayctte and Westmoreland county towns with representatives of the Connellsvillc Merchants Club scheduled at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening in the West Penn building here. A sectional committee to promote the proposition in all towns where interest jn the movement is indicated will be selected and members expect to continue the drive for action w i t h j increased pressure in the next sev-j cral weeks. , '. It is generally believed' that if a | unity of opinion for the daylight sav- i ing plan can be worked out in Brownsville, Uniontown, Connellsville, Scottdale, Mount Pleasant, Greensburg and'Latrobe the success of the movement will be assured. In most of the communities governing bodies are opposed to adoption of the movement locally but have expressed themselves as favorable to the plan ii it is made general in Fayette and Westmoreland counties. That is the purpose of tomorrow's meeting. After representatives of each of th*. cities and towns have discussed th~ proposal, the sectional committee will ba named and initiate plans to bring concerted action. No Plan to Alter Dollar Value, Says Morgenthau By United Press WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.--Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgen- thau told the House Weights, Coins and Measures Committee today that the Administration has "neither desire or intent x x x to alter the gold value of the dollar except under circumstances which clearly demand such action." Morgenthau defended operation of the Treasury's $2,000,000,000 stabilization fund and the monetary powers given to President Roosevelt in the gold reserve act. He called the President's power to devalue the dollar "a weapon in reserve which is needed for the protection o£ American interests." "In the last five years, as you Icnow, the currencies of over 50 countries have changed their gold value. Unfortunately, the future is uncertain. The trend of international economic relationships remains subject to constant modification." Pointing out that the purpose of the fund is "to stabilize the exchange value of the dollar 1 ' in times "when · acute political developments cause flights of capital from one country to another. Morgenthau named the war scare last fall as an outstanding example of the funds value. Police blamed a lore-crazed rejected suitor for murder of Anya Sosoyera (above) t Russian-born dancer, on campus of City College of Los An- jreles. Disappearance of her roommate, Beulah Ann Stanley, added to mystery of the case. Bernard Sutten, 33, a janitor, was frilled by police. "NO PLACE LIKE HOME." SAYS 560,000 WINNER By United Press. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28.-*-Mrs. Elizabeth Benicasa insisted today that "there is no place like home" despite the $50,000 check she received for winning a National movie quiz contest.. "The first thing I'm going to do Js look for a new home," she said. "That's the most important thing. After that I'll make other plans." Second prize of $25,000 went to Ms. Laura W. Carpenter, Barberton, Ohio. ' Two 510,000 prizes went to J. Howell Talley, Birmingham, Ala., and Mary Hilton, Nashville, Tcnn. In all 5,403 prizes were awarded. The contest attracted 2,190,000 entrants. Winners were announced simultaneously at all theatres throughout the country last night. SENATE BLOC PROPOSES WAR REFERENDUM Grand Jury Ignores Equal Rights Action UNIONTOVW, Feb. 28.--Fayctte county grand jury refused to indict Thomas J. Kozlina of Continental No. 2, proprietor of a beer parlor, on a charge of violating the equal rights bill. The jurors ignored the charge of Edward Boyd, colored, that Kozlina refused to serve him drinks on account of his race. Kozlina reportedly barred Negroes from his place alter a group of Negroes and white men staged a fight. The completely modernized plant of the Yough Brewing Corporation, regarded as one of the most up-to- date brewerieb in the United Stoles, today was being prepared lor operation on a steady production basis. Brewing has been going on since early in December and beer of the Krausen type will be placed on sale in the community in the next few days. The new beer, which lias been aging for weeks, will be called Yough Pride Pilsencr. ! There has been a large outlay o£} capital in renovating the entue brewery and no detail was overlooked by the new officials in a determined effort to give those \s r ho use the beverage of moderation the best that money can buy. "Our aim is to provide the best beer possible and this we believe we have in our Krausen type," commented President Lawrence F. Brink,, who said that there may be larger j breweries in the "United States "but, none better." Brewery experts point out that the Krausen process requires a considerably greater length o£ time to produce but the result is a much more palatable beer, retaining its "collar" for a greater length of time and which also runs much better on draught. Another quality of the new type is that it does not cause a "bloated" feeling as is so noticeable in many beers. "Utmost care has been given In the preparation of the new product which is made the old-fashioned way from j the finest of pure grain and brewed ' under the mot sanitary conditions by John Kilger, who has had over 48 years of practical experience in brewing high quality beer, both in the United States and abroad. He ib assisted by his son, John, Jr., who also is a qualified brewmaster. The brewery will furnish employment to approximately 40 men when operations are begun and this force will be increased as the output is boosted. The corps of workers has already been secured, President Brink said. A payroll of about ?85,000 a year will be distributed, the president said, adding that the brewery will be operated by all union employes. Every piece of machinery and equipment at the brewery has been gone over minutely to insure perfect sanitary methods and make the best beer possible. i Mechanically, the brewery is second to none, the officials contend, although they will state there are many Continued on Page Seven. "PROWLER," CAUGHT IN TIN CAN, SHOT BY PITTSBURGH POLICE By United Press, PITTSBURGH, Feb. 28.--Will, sirens screaming, two carloads of police sped to a Davenport street ad- dess where a "prowler" was reported plying his trade, Guns in hand, the officers surrounded the house, sure enough,, the invader cquld be heard puttering about. The police npproached cautiously, certain they had a desperate character to deal with. Gathering courage, they burst into the back yard. But the most menacing thing they could find was a cat trying vainly to free its head from the inside of a can by banging the can against articles in the yard. Not being armed with a can opener, the police couldn't help, so one of the officers shot the cat. Condemned to electric chair in Hol- Kdaysburg 1 , Pa., for murder of four- year-old Matthew Karmendi, Roy Lockard (above) won his 15th reprieve in 33 months when Govcrnox Arthur H. James stayed execution till JVIarch 27 to allow further mental examination. Mrs. Margaret Karmendi, the boy's mother, was also convicted. The state charged tho couple slew the child for prattling about their illicit meetings. (Cento at Press) WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.--A bipartisan bloc of 12 senators today introduced a joint resolution proposing a Constitutional amendment requiring a National referendum for the declaration of war except when the United States is threatened. The proposal would lequire the Nationa I referendum before the United States could declare war or engage jn warfare overseas", except in cases where the United States, its territorial possessions or any country in the western hemisphere are attacked by armed forces or immediately threatened by any non- American nation. Martin, Head · Of Auto Union, To Face CIO DETROIT, Feb. 28.--Homer Martin, one of two rival presidents of the United Automobile Workers Union, was ordered today to stand trial before the union's CIO-sxip- ported executive board on charges that he conspired with the Ford Motor Company to disrupt the UAW. George Addes, secretary-treasurer of the union faction opposed to Martin, snid the trial would be held March 11 at Cleveland. Franco Plans 3Ionarch.\. LONDON, Feb. 28.--At the appropriate moment Generalissimo Francisco Franco intends to invite Prince Juan, youngest living son oi ifie former King Alfonso of Spain, to occupy the throne, it was learned here. Lincoln H. Stern Dies. SOMERSET, Feb. 28.--Lincoln H. Stern, 78, who as a carpenter and building contractor here for many years erected many houses in the county, died Sunday night at his home of cerebral hemorrhage Ho leaves his wife, one daughter and two sisters. Indictments Of Earle Aides Prepared By JAMES. SHEPLEY "United Press StafI Correspondent. HARRISBURG, Feb. 28.--District Attorney Carl B. Shelley prepared bills of indictment today three officers of Pennsylvania's former "Little ^ew Deal'' Administration and 10 other Democratic leaders, while the Dauphin county grand jury pushed its inquiry into five remainirg charges of widespread official corruption. Trooper Says Royston Admitted Shooting Acheff GREENSBURG, Feb. 28.--A State Motor policeman testified at the trial of Luther (King Knog) Royston, 35, Connellsvilie Negro, that Royston admitted firing the shot which killed Naum Acheff, Scottdale storekeeper, during a holdup the night of December 13, 1938. Sergeant Charles MofTatt told a jury of eight men and four women that Royston said he got the gun, of. .32 calibre, from a WPA worker in ConnellsviUe, surrendering a pocket knife as security. The husky Negro is one of three men charged with murder in the killing of Acheff. The othets, Clyde White, Negro, and John Turza, white, will be tried separately. All are from Connellsvilie. Referring to a notebook to refresh against n j s mem0 ry, Moftatt, in reply to questions from District Attorney Charles B. Copeiand, Jr., testified that Roystor. told him after his arrest that he and his companions wanted money and went to AchefE's store. After the slaying, Moffatt said, Royaton told him he took a pocketbook from Ache.T's clothing and The bills must be picscnted to a n - j rifled the store cash register. Royston Polish Students Riot in Warsaw; Fighting Occurs By United Press. WARSAW, Feb. 28.--Fifteen thousand students marched on the foreign ministry, parliament and 1he German embassy today., shouting, "down with Hitler," "Down with Germany," "Danzig to Poland." The demonstration occurred after a mass meeting in the courtyard of the university, where a telegram was read from Polish students in Danzig saying they still were being threatened by German students and that their students' building had been surrounded. The students at the mass meeting here divided into three groups, ol which the Jargest marched to the foreign ministry. Their way was barred by a concentration of mounted and motorized police, armed with fire hoses and truncheons. Fighting broke out and inany were painfully hurt. WHOLESALE "KIDNAPINGS" AT PERRYOPOUS; WOMEN VICTIMS Perryopolis was flooded with "kid- napings" this morning. The "kidnapmgs" came on the heels of "threats" which had been mailed to nearly two score women of the Perry township village. Masked women, totin' "crackin" pistols," stopped at a number ot homes and kidnaped the "lady of the house." Several husbands, contacted by j telephone, had made no offer to pay ransoms. "" The letters which were received by the women read as follows: "You will be kidnaped in the near /utinc. February 27 to March LM. for! » brcrikf.iit foi which you will be i charged 25 cents. Extra fines: Powdered nose, five cents; change of hose, five cents; change of shoes, five cents; change of dress, 10 cents; combing hair, 10 cents. "If it pleases you to be kidnaped, pleose notify Mrs. Howard Adams by card or phone her by ringing 2172. Pay your abductor, A p"ize will be awarded for the best morning allue. "This is your final notice." Investigation revealed that the women who got the kidnap threats were forced to leave their homes as they were dressed, unless they paid fines for making change. The visit was a turprise ar.d ended up with a breakfast at the Perryopolis Christian Chutch. Plays in Railroad Yards; Dies Under Car By United Press. ERIE, Pa., Feb. 28--While playing in tile yards of the Now Yoik Central railroad here, ten-year-old Richard MauKov/ski was killed when he was jolted from atop a Ci eight car and hurled bcncalii the wheels. The tragedy was witnessed by a brother, Leo, Jr., 12, who screamed a warning when he saw three cars loosened by a switching crew bear down on the car on which Richard was standing. Apparently, Hichard failed to hear his brother's cries. A verdict o£ accidental death -was returned by Dr. Charles R. Leone, acting coroner. Body of Sloyestown Miner Found by Farmer Special to The Courier. SOMERSET, Fob, 28.--A farms) walking along a creek ne.-.r Stoytq- town stumbled upon the body ot 45-year-old IVlike L,oience, jobless miner, whose throat had been cut from ear to ear. Coroner F. E. Sass said the death weapon had not been found and expressed the opinion Lorence had been slain and his body placed there before a light snow teil Saturday night. His cdnc and pipe lay neat The body, other grand jury, probably the Jpnu- ary panel, now in recesb but subject to call, since the investigating September, 1038, jury has lost its statutory power to indict. The January, ratner than the March jury, it was learned, has been selected to handle the bills because it can be recalled on "any notice" while the March panel cannot be convened for two weeks. No definite date for preicntmg the bills has been fixed but the action will be taken in the next 10 days. Meantime, Goveinor Arthur H. James, who pledged "Cull cooperation" of his Administration in the investigation, aslcud the Legislature in his budget message to give the jury 100.000 in State funds. "I recommend this Uetn because tins grard jui'y investigation mvoK'es the Stiite Government," James asserted. Shelley when advised of the Governor's request commented: "I am very jjiateful for the financial aid the G m e i n o r is giving to us. 1 said he took ?35 and gave $30 to each of his companions, and the three then went to Monessen, pleasure- bound, MofTatt testified. Later, the trio traveled to Connellsvilie by automobile «md separated, the \vit- ness said. Despite objections by the Commonwealth, Fred P. Trescher and Paul K. McCormick, court-appointed defense counsel, got MofTatt to admit that he knew that Acheff once shot a policeman. The defense attorneys also endeavored to show that Royston went into the store to buy cigarets and that an argiimer.t ensued, resulting in the shooting of Acheff, MofTatt I id id Royston told him Achcfl "made for me" when he told him to "stick 'em up." T'ne Prst Commonwealth witness, Dr. William J. Potts, of Greensburg, a deputy coroner, told of finding Acheff dead at his store. He said death was due to a bullet wound in the left chest, slightly below the Franco Lines Up With Dictators; Denounces Jews Borah Says Arms Boost Based On Biuff r Jitlerism It will remove a great'financial bur- ^art--a wound serious enough to den from UK* ' people county." of Dauphin To Appeal for Hines Lloyd Paul Stryker (above), chief defense counsel for Tammany Leader James J. Hines, wears glum expression as he reads paper telling of Hines' conviction in Mow York on policy racket protection charges. Announcing- he would appeal, Stryker called the verdict "only an incident in a litigation." The Weather Cloudy preceded by light rain tonight, slightly wnrnor in extreme east and slightly colder in extreme west portions.; Wednesday partly cloudy and coidc'i 1 , possibly suuw flurries aJony the laice is Ihe noun weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Record. 1,939 1938 IMa.xjjnum 54 3l Minimum _ -10 1-1 .Mean . -17 -o cause almost instant death. levin "Unsealed" By G. 0. P. Vole In Stale Senale By HOSS DOWNING United Press Staff Concspondent. HARRISBURG, Feb. 28--Senatot Herbert r. Levin, D., Philadelphia, was "unseated" by a vote of the Republican majority early today, forcing him to "stand aside" pending a Senate Elections Committee report on a Philadelphia court ruling that he had lost by oce vote to his Republican opponent--Samuel W. Salus--in the November 8 election. The vote came on a motion by Senator G. Mason Owlett, Tioga, majority leader, who argued that Levin, who has held his seat since the 1939 General Assembly convened January 3, coukl not continue on the basis of a ruling by Judge Thomas" D. Finletter. Levin was sworn in while the election contest, brought by Salus, was pending. Democrats contended that Levin should not be forced to "stand as.de" pending the Republican-controlled Election Committee's consideration o£ tiie case; G. O. P. members argued that was the proper procedure. Levin opened the debate with a 15-minute speech defending his election and denying that he had been guilty of "bribery" in soliciting votes as charged by his Republican opponent. "It is proper that this senator stand aside until this question is settled and settled properly, and that is what we propose to do," Owlett said. Cavalcanie Introduces Bills for HospiSals HAHRISB0RG, Feb. 28.--Senator Anthony Cavalcante, D., Fayette, introduced two bills in the Legislature last night to appropriate $75,000 to the Brownsville General Hospital and S100.000 to the Uniontown Hospital for the two-year fiscal period beginning Juno 1, By United Press. WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.--Senator William E. Borah of Idaho, ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today opposed the Administration's proposed big increase in the Army Air Corps on the grounds that it was based on "bluff and jitterism." Borah told reporters that a good example of "jitterism" was the move to "decorate that sand dune on the other side ol the Pacific." He referred to the proposal to spend 55,000,000 for harbor improvements ,at Guam, tiny American island possession 1,300 miles from Japan. That proposal was defeated in the House. The veteran isolationist, who may take a leading part in the debate over the $358,000,000 defense bill now before the Senate, said that the army did not require 6,000 planes as proposed in the measure. "They'd become obsolete before the program could be completed," he said. AZANA QUITS; WAR BELIEVED NEAR ITS END By United Press. PARIS, Feb. 28.--President Manuel Azana of loyalist Spain announced his lesignation today while the British and French governments awaited news that loyalist resistance in Central Spain had collapsed. French and British warships were believed waiting off the Spanish Mediterranean coast to evacuate loyalist leaders in event that Premier Juan Negrin and Ms associates decided that to continue the war was useless. Members ol the republican cabinet who were in Madrid left this afternoon for Valencia in response to a summons from Negrin, who awaited tlKm there for an emergency and perhaps a final meeting. Azana sent his resignation from Collonges-Sous-Saleve, in the French Alps, to Diego Martinez Barrio, vice- president ol the republic, and president of the cortes or parliament. Barrio began consultation with the cortes deputies, who are in Paris, and it was agreed that it is constitutionally impossible to proceed with the election of a president outside of Spain. GOVERNOR DEPENDS ON ECONOMIES Little Hope of Alienating Spain From Totalitarian Nations; France Charged With Aiding Loyalists. REBEL LEADER GIVEN HONORS By-MANUEL CAS ARES United Press Staff Correspondent. BURGOS, Spain, Feb." 28.--General Francisco Franco pledged Spanish friendship to Italy and Germany and denounced "the eternal Jew" in a victory speech to a cheering crowd before his official residence _ last night, after announcement o£ British and French recognition. There was no note of hope in the speech for those nations which may seek to alienate Spain from the totalitarian countries which aided the Nationalist cause while France, particularly, was charged with aiding the Loyalists.. ' "Our affection and good wishes go to our sister nations, our neighbor, Portugal, beloved Italy, friendly Germany, the American nations which encouraged us, as well as the heroic youth and Spanish mothers, the treasure of Spain, who 'gave up their sons and blood brothers, and were proud to give them up, for their faith in their country," Franco said. His reference to Jews was: "While music is heard and our nag is raised there are wandering throughout the world the damned, such as the eternal Jew, whom nobody wants because they are a Communistic horde which advances'." Franco returned to Burgos, his temporary capital, only yesterday after two months at the war fronts and in Barcelona. A manifestation, the biggest ever held in Burgos, was organized in his honor, and 40,000 people marched with flags to his home. He appeared on a balcony to make his speech. -By United Press. HARHISBURG, Feb. 28.--Governor Arthur H. James' Republican Administration f r a n k l y depended today on governmental economies and "substantial business improvement" to provide revenue for relief during the second year of the coming biennium. His $372,000,000 general fund budget 'estimates, undergoing analysis in the G. O. P.-controlled Legislature, allow $129,000,000 for'public assistance during the two-year fiscal period beginning June 1, a~gainst $206,650,000 ot relief appropriations credited to the preceding Democratic Administration of George H. Earle for the current biennium, James' tax.ng-spending agenda submitted to the Legislature last night listed $640,454,252 as the overall total of Earle's last biennium budget; $537,058,912.50 as his own. Both take into account approximately 8200.000,000 in custodial funds having little relation to governmental operations. Revenues estimated by James as available for ordinary governmental obligations, including State subsidies to school districts, hospitals and homes, and for relief, totaled $372,000,000 for the next two yeais. Wages, Hour Law Shows Teeth; Firm Pays $1500 Fine By United Press. "WASHINGTON, Feb. 28--The first penalties for criminal violation of: the Federal wages and hours law were imposed in U. S. District Court today when a Lawrence shoe company and its treasurer were fined a total of $1,500. The indictment, the first returned under the law, charged the company and its treasurer with failing to pay minimum wages with falsifying company records to conceal this failure.- _ . _. Two Outstanding Jews Will Speak _ Here on Sunday At 8 o'clock Sunday night at B'Nai Israel Synagogue in North Pittsburg street, Isadore Rosenthal of Lancaster will give an address on "This Century's Jewish Message." On the same program will be Isadore Sobel of Erie, one of America's outstanding Jewish workers on philanthropies. This is the first of a series of speaking programs-that is-being sponsored by the local congregation. Radio Message Tells Of Fire Aboard Ship By United Press. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28.--The Coast Guard reported today that it had intercepted a radio message from (he S. S. Marion saying the ship was on fire. BEGIN TOMORROW ON PAPAL CHOICE By REYNOLDS PACKARD United Press Staff Correspondent. VATICAN CITY, Feb. 28.--The 02 cardinals ol the Cntholie Church will file through ci single doorway tomorrow into wolJed isolation in the center of the Vaticaa from where one of them will later emerge as the 2G2nd ruler of the church. With few deviations from the" traditional inefhods, which date "bVck to the end of the 13th century, the Sacred College will ceremoniously open the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Pius XI, The conclave can last indefinitely. In the 13th century, three years elapsed before Gregory X was finally elected pope. Vatican observers were confident today, however, that a new pope will be found this f i m e within tv.'O or three days. Prince Ludovico Chigi-Albani Della Rovere, hereditary marshal, made his last inspection oJ 'the specially constructed quarters in which the cardinals will be cut off from all communication with the outside world except through, four mediaries.

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