The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on February 15, 1938 · Page 1
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LAST E DIT1ON The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. PRICE 2 VOL. 36, NO. S7. Tho ttfceKly Courier. Founded July 17, 1873. Tho Dally Courier. Founded November 10. IttC. Merged, July 10. 1029 CONNJSLLSVI'L-LE, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY is, 1935. . EIGHT PAGES. NEW MONEY : PLANS WIN ! A P P R O V A L Both' Republicans and Democrats Endorse Latest Policy. MAY REMOVE CREDIT BARRIER By SANDOR S. KLEIN United Press Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Feb. 15.--The Treasury embarked on a new monetary policy today that may expand credit facilities by $4,000,000,000 during 1938. Government economists said that the virtual suspension oi gold sterilization operations may produce an inflationary psychology that should stimulate business and industry. Congressional monetary e x p e r t s hailed the change as a "great forward step." Treasury officials viewed the new policy as only mildly inflationary but agreed that one o£ the barriers to credit expansion had been removed. One official explained the situation in .these words: "When we set up the gold sterilization fund, it served to put the brakes on any possible inflation that might have resulted from the tremendous inflow of gold $fom Europe at that time. Now we are taking the brakes off. It won't push the wagon up hill, but it will make it easier for the horses to pull **·" Under the latest monetary move, the Treasury was prepared to place in circulation during 1938 up to $400,000,000 which otherwise would be "frozen" in the sterilization fund. Economists estimate that each dollar has a credit value o£ $10. If the entire $400,000,000 were turned Into credit channels, it presumably would provide credit expansion of $4,000,000,000 during 1238. The new policy, retroactive to January 1, 1938, provides that the Treasury- will deposit in its Federal Reserve Bank accounts the gold which it purchases from American miners or from foreigners up to $100,000,000 during each quarter of the year. Gold acquired in excess of $100,000,000 will go into the sterilization · fund. ' However, officials pointed out, there was little likelihood from present indications that gold acquisitions during each quarter wilt exceed! $100,000,000. As a primary step under its new j Child Saved from Eagles When two eagles attacked little Betty Erncstbargcr (inset) tuinno played in the yard of her homo at Gunpowder, Md., Albert Alms shot ono down, bent tto other off. Alma it shown with the eagle ho killed. It ·wcighit fifty pounds. /Central Prut) CITY'S BUDGET BOOSTED $5,185; ADOPTION VOTED ANSWER TOO FUIJLY, 800 FAIL TO PASS * CIVIL SERVICE EXAM By United Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 15.--New York Supreme Court Justice John E. Mc- Gechan barred about 800 sanitation department workers frc.-n promotion lo foreman because they answered too many questions in a Civil Service examination. The instructions read: "Write not more thon one page on one (only one) of the following three "subjects." About four-fifths of. those who took the test wrote on all three. The test was devised to determine whether the applicants could follow written instructions. Admiral Grayson, |Red Cross Head, As a primary step under its new! r-v · i /^* · · I program, the Treasury will immedi- j U | 6 S 3t L. 3 D I T 3 I atcly deposit in its Federal Reserve! ~ accounts $30,000,000 in gold already 1 "earmarked" for sterilization since January 1.. In placing these funds By United Press. WASHINGTON, Feb. 15.--Rear into circulation, the Administration is Admiral C ary T/Grayson, chairman promptly providing the base for o[ tne Amcrican H ed Cross who was $300,000,000 credit expansion. The gold sterilization program was Inaugurated on December 24, 1936, in an effort to prevent a tremendous inflow of gold from war-threatened Europe from entering this country's credit structure. The credit situation at the time held the potential threat of inflation because of the existence of almost $3,000,000,000 in idle bank funds. The Reserve Board "froze" a large portion of the idle bank funds by increasing the amount of reserves which banks were required to maintain. Sterilization served to keep the incoming gold from adding to bank deposits. To sterilize gold,' the Treasury had to go Into the money markets to borrow an amount equal to that it paid out in acquiring the gold. Inas- Continucd on Page Five. Wright Jury Still Debates on Sanity LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15.--The same jury that agreed in less than four hours that Paul A. Wright was guilty of manslaughter for killing his wife and John B. Kimmel, today was still debating, after a five-hour session, whether he was sane at the time of the slaying. The eight men and four women resumed deliberations, at 9 A. M. (FST). They had retired for the night at 10 P. M. after taking the case at 5 o'clock. Just Off the Wire By United Preii. WASHINGTON, Feb. 15--Sponsors of the filibustered anti-lynclilnc bill marshalled their forces today for a final drive to limit debate and brhur the measure to a vote in the Senate. VIENNA, Feb. 15.--The government expects to conclude its deliberations today on results of the conference between Chancellor Kurt Sehnschnlffsr and Fuehrer Adolf Hitler, it was understood, and a detailed communique is planned for tonight. ROME, Feb. 15.--An Italian air liner carrying 10 passengers und a crew of four crashed in a storm In the Mediterranean Sunday ami has been Klvcn up for losl. U was announced today. WASHINGTON, Feb. 15.--The House Military Affairs Committee was ready to start the anti-war nro- confldont and physician to as three American Presidents, died early today ot a sinus-respiratory infection. He was 59. Grayson, who was a friend as well as doctor to Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Toft and Woodrow Wilson, died at his residence here at 12:50 A. M., only a few hours after another President and friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt, had made a personal visit to his home. President Roosevelt failed to see Grayson, physicians advising that he was unable to speak and too weak to receive visitors. News of Grayson's critical condition was not known until yesterday. When the President called it was r,c- vcaled that the admiral was stricken two weeks ago and that since last Friday he had been virtually unconscious. Grayson, who has headed the Red Cross since March, 1935, when President Roosevelt appointed him to the post, is survived by his wife, the former Alice Gertrude Gordon, and three sons, James Gordon, Cary Travcrs nncl William Cabell. Cary Travers Grayson was born at the home o£ his father, a well-known Virginia physician, on October 11, 1878. He was educated at William and Mary College and the University of the South at Sewance, Tcnn., where he received his M. D. in 1902. Two years later he was graduated from the U. S. Naval Medical School and entered the Navy as an acting assistant surgeon. Even as a young officer, Grayson exhibited an amazing flair for making himself popular. He mixed well, and acquired a notable reputation as a conversationalist. His. career likewise flourished from its beginning, and he became particularly admired for skill as a diagnositician'. President Theodore'Roosevelt took on instant liking to Grayson, and made him assistant to the regular White House physician. At this time, Roosevelt, a zealous advocate of the "strenuous life" ordered all army and navy officers to ride horseback 30 miles a day, to toughen them physically. The more sedentary officers protested that it couldn't be done. Continued on Page Three. POSTPONE TAX SALE UNTIL JULY lly United Press. GREKNSBURG, Feb. 15. --By agreement of county commissioners and County Treasurer Alex Collins, the treasurer's sale of seated lands was postponed from today until July 25, when all property on which taxes fiteerintr bill through Congress today arc unpaid from 1D30 to 1935 will be in response to TrcsWcnt Roosevelt's sold. This is the third lime that the defense message recommendations. ' sale has been postponed. The 1938 budget, providing for the expenditure of $94,005.95 in the operation of the various functions of the city government, was adopted Monday night by Council. The estimates exceed those of 1937 by $5,185.95 as the budget for the past fiscal period aggregated $89,720. That amount was $0,472,28 over the 1936 figure which amounted to $83,2-:7.72. The 1338 budget is the higlf- est since 1S2D when it totalled $101,325. Departmental appropriations for 1038 follow: Public Affairs, $21,925.26. Accounts and Finance, $13,780.28. Public Safety, $20,907.70. Streets and Public Improvements, $29,499.61. Parks and Public Buildings, ?·!,- 793.10. Contingent Fund, $4,000. Total, $94,905.95. There has been a realignment ol salaries with that of the mayor in creased from $500 to $1,200 and two councilmen will be paid $750 instead of $450. The controllers pay likewise has been boosted. Several em- ployes have been given pay increases. A new feature of the budget is provision for the pension fund for both the- policemen and firemen. The city is contributing $552.60 toward the police officers' account and $333 toward the fund, for the ' firemen. Throe per cent salary deductions will be made from these em- ployes toward providing a reserve for the fund. CITY AIRPORT NOW ON MAPS ·' OF AVIATORS The new Conncllsville Airport is marked on the mops used by x avi- ntors. A map, prepared by the coast and geodetic survey lor the Bureau ot Air, Commerce ol the Department oJ Commerce, was presented to City Council Monday night by WPA District Director Lyell L. Buttermorc who said it had been given him by Congressman J. Buell Snyder for delivery lo the Connellsvillc sponsoring body. Supplemental Relief Measure Gets Approval *By United Pres5, WASHINGTON, Feb. 15.--The House Appropriations Committee today reported favorably the $250,000,000 supplemental., relief appropriation requested by President Roosevelt to provide 750,000 Works Progress Administration jobs through June. The measure will be called up for debate In the House tomorrow. If the Senate acts with equal speed it should go to the President for signature by the week-end. WPA wants the money immediately to help provide for 750,000 families in need and eligible for work relief according to its estimates. Testimony of WPA officials at deficiency subcommittee hearings, published simultaneously, revealed that the supplemental funds would run the rolls to 2,500,000 next month. Farm Bill Expected To Be Quickly Made Law by Signature WASHINGTON, Feb. 15.--President Roosevelt was expected today to sign the new farm bill without delay to hasten the Agriculture Department's attempt to place the program in operation at once. The program, declared by Chairman Ellison D. Smith, D., S. C., ot the Senate Agriculture Committee, lo be the most complicated he has experienced in his long legislative career, received final congressional approval yesterday. Congressional farm leaders sent the bill--the major objective on the President's legislative program--to the White House within one day ot the deadline they believed must be met to enable Secretary o£ Agriculture Henry A. Wallace to set in motion the mechanics of the program for the 1938 marketing year. COUNTY YOUTH HURT IN LEAP f ROM TRAIN Leaping from a speeding Pittsburgh Lake Erie passenger train near Fayettc City Monday nifiht, Anthony Swesky, 10, of Naomi, Fayette county,- was critically injured and todfiy was reported to be in a precarious condition in Brownsville General Hospital as authorities sought a motive for the mysterious act. Giving no advance indication or reason for his sudden leap, the young man ran to the end ol a passenger car and jumped to the siding, landing on his head and shoulder ogjtinst another track. He was rushed lo Brownsville General Hospital with a fractured skull, broken shoulder and crushed nose and multiple lacerations of the face and body. To Address Khvunians. Miss Elizabeth D. Riipp will address the Kiwunis Club at its noon meeting Wednesday on "A European Travelogue." Check Passer, Arrested Here, Pleads Guilty SOMERSET, Feb. 15.--Edward Frazicr of Johnstown, who was Bounded by Connellivillc police last month when he attempted to evade arrest, pleaded guilty to six counts of forgery and passing worthless checks and was sentenced by Judge Norman T. Boose to pay the costs nnd serve from one to two years in thc.Allcghcny county workhouse, the terms to run concurrently. The court further ordered that a detainer be lodged against him for his return to Somerset county at the expiration of his sentence for additional sentence on a charge of issuing checks to which he also pleaded guilty. Frazier appeared in court on crutches, not yet fully recovered from a bullet wound in the heel of the right foot that enabled n Con- ncllsville police officer to apprehend him as he fled down an alleyway in nn attempt to escape two policemen who hod arrested him, and who were taking him to the police station. Three convicted drunken drivers, R. J. Stovanus of Mcycrsdale, R. D., Edward Ankeny of Confluence and Wesley Frampton of Elk Lick township, each drew stiff, sentences of costs, fines of $250 and six months in the county jail. Three youths who escaped last month from a Federal school of correction at Bladenburg, Md., were sentenced to terms of from one to two years in the Allegheny county workhouse on pleas of guilty to n charge of larceny of an automobile. The trio were captured near Grccnsburg lost month, after escaping from the school and stealing n ear in Jcnncrtown. Federal authorities who were advised of their capture said they would lodge a detainer for their return at the expiration of their terms. The trio are Frnnk Sears, 18, of Raleigh, N. C., Charles Donnahoo, 17, of Landrum, S. C., an dJoscph Sarkody, 17, ot River ·Rouge, Mich. Margiotti Will Be Candidate For Governor HARRISBURG, Feb. 15.--Attorney General Charles J. Margiotti an nounced today lie will seek thi Democratic nomination for Governo at the May 17 primary. Margiotti pledged himself "to thi forgotten American policy in govern ment--the middle of the road policy that recognizes and protects the right of all." He will open his campaign tomor- ro%v night in a State-wide radio hookup. The Weather Hospital Patients. Airs. Mary Hawk of Dunbar and Mrs. Earl Lcichlitcr of Normatville have been admitted to Connellsville SUitc Hospital for Ircalmcnt. Cloudy followed by snow beginning late tonight or Wednesday, not much change in temperature is the noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Kecord. 1938 1937 Maximum .. 50 60 Minimum 27 2~ Mean 3'J -14 Leads Long Hop Lieut Col. Robert Olds, U. S. Army Air Corps, is pictured above. Ho commands tho nmsa flight of abt huge army bombers to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for tho ceremonies marking tho inauguration of President- Elect Roberto M. Oritz as chief executive. . . . (Central Prenl THOMAS-NEZ kEAPPOlNTED POLICE HEADS Two heads of the Connellsville Police Department were reappointed for terms of two years by Mayor Ira D. Youhkin and received subsequent ratification of City Council Monday night. Andrew W. Thomas was continued as chief of police and Charles J. Ncz assistant chief for the next two years. Both had been serving in similar capacities for the past two years, being placed in those positions when ·Mr. Younkin became mayor. Councilman Berton M. Swarlzwel- dcr, superintendent of the Department of Parks and Public Properties, appointed Paul A. Lucius as weigh- mcstcr and Edward E. Shaw as janitor for terms of one year. Councilman Abe 1. Daniels, superintendent of the Department of Public Safety, indicated he would name his appointees at the meeting scheduled for Monday night, March 14. There has been no intimation ^oC a change in the offices of fire chief and assistant chief. Smoke Awakens Girls And Jones Mill Home Is Saved From Flames Because two young women in the house were awakened by smoke fumes, the home of Lucien Ulery ot Jones Mill was saved from (lames which destroyed an automobile in a basement garage of tile same building curly Sunday morning. Mr. 'Olery's daughter, Ettiel, and Miss 'Charlotte McLean, a daughter of Policeman Chnrles McLean of Ligonier, who was visiting at the Ulery home, were asleep in an upstairs bedroom. They were awakened by smoke at about 4 o'clock and aroused other members of the family. It was discovered that a 1935 conch in a basement garage under the house had caught flre from a short circuit in the wiring. The upholstery and top of the car were in flames and joists in the roof of the garage were scorched. Members o" the family, assisted by neighbors. Rot u truck and houlcd the naming automobile outside. A bucket brigade was formed and flames in the automobile and the interior of the garage were extinguished. Because there was n double floor in Hie room above the garage, the structure was not seriously weakened by damage to the joists. Westmoreland Mines To Resume Operations LATRODE, Feb. 15.--With orders on hand to ;Kssurc contemplated reopening, both the Brcnizer mine of the Westmoreland Mining Company and the New Derry mine of the Atlantic Crushed Coke Company arc scheduled to resume operations tomorrow. Both mines have been idle 'since mid-December. Brenizcr employs about 500 men and Atlantic about 130. Army Air Corps / ... . . . a Launches Flight To Buenos Aires B. 0. TRAFFIC REPRESENTATIVE H E R E TOMORROW Southern Baptist Mission in China Targetfor Bombs By JACK BELDEN United Press Staff Correspondent. Copyright, 1938, by United Press.) CHENGCHOW, China, Feb. 14.-(Delayed)--The American Southern Baptist Mission here was bombed three times today by Japanese planes. Four Chinese patients in the mission hospital"were" injured by shrap"- nel fragments.'"" · The attack seemed on the town as a whole and ot least 100 other persons were wounded during the hour- long bombing, (Chengchow is a strategic railroad junction of the north r.and . south Peiping-Handkow Railway and tho cast and west Lunghai line. . It is In northern Homan-province, about 200 miles west of Hsuchow, junction of the Lunghai .and north and south Tientsin-Pukow line.) · ; _' Three Americans, one Britain and two Canadians at the mission dodged the shrapnel and escaped injury. They were Dr. S. %V. Ayers of Atlanta, Ga., Dr. C. L. Pennybaker and S. F. Pennybaker 'of Grand Ledge, Mich,; Dr. D. Handley of London, Eng., and the Misses Grace Gibbered of London, Ont., and E. P. Earl" of Reid, Canada. · Sewing Project To Be Financed By City Council City Council-voted to sponsor the WPA sewing project that will furnish employment for at least 100 women on relief rolls as a result of action taken Monday night. Council will pay the rent, heat, gas, water and light, all to approximate $JOO while the Federal Government will pay the workers their salaries. Lyell L. Buttermore, district director, appeared before Council urging their support in resuming the activity and it was a unanimity of opinion that the project was a worth while one and should be continued. Mr. Buttermore explained that the finished products in the past had been turned over to county poor boards for distribution, adding that even waste materials had been disposed of through that agency. The WPA director said that Dawson, . Evcrson, Perryopolis, Masontown, Point Marion and Fairchance are among other communities that have indicated :they would continue the sewing projects, by sponsoring them. COMMUNITY DIRECTORS MEET THIS EVENING Directors of the ConriellsviUe Community Fund and representatives ot the agencies which benefit through disbursements of the fund will hold the annual meeting tonight after a dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church. The dinner will be served at 6:30 o'clock. Eiich person attending will, pay lor their meal. After reports' of the ' bcncfllting agencies have been heard it is expected there will be a discussion of plans for the 1938 campaign. Snydcr's Brothor-ln-Law Dies. JOHNSTOWN, 'Feb. 15.--J. L. Trcsslcr, brother-in-law of Congressman .1. Buell Snyder, died today, following a heart attack suffered 12 days ago. Tressler, 61, ol Meyersdale, was a funeral directo'r'for' 27 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jennie Snyder Tressler and two children. ' . . . V\ost Ambitious Undertaking in Nation's...; Air History. SIX BOMBERS IN FORMATION By United Press. LANGLEY FIELD, Va., Feb. 15.-Six army "flying fortresses," largest and most, powerful fighting ships In the Army Air Corps, roarcd'into the air today on the first ^cg of a 6;000 mile flight to Buenos Aires; - The flight was due to arrive at- Miami about 1:30 o'clock. _..'.-..." Army Air Corps officials considered the flight to be of the. greatest importance--a test of the efficiency of the Army General Headquarters Air Force. It is the most spectacular flight ever attempted between : the United; States and a foreign country by a branch of the military service. The flight, however,. is small in comparison with the mass flight of 24. Italian seaplanes under General Italo Balbo from Italy to Chicago .in 1933. - - · · - · · · . - · · · A driving rain drenched Langlcy Field last night, but the skies cleared early today and conditions' for"tHe takeoff were favorable.' '.' ;""" ' Lieutenant Colonel Robert" Olds, flight commander, led the squadron into the air in his flagship, Plane No. 10. . · ". . ·:'.'" Major General Frank M. Andrews, commanding general of ;the GHQ Air Force, was on hand to watch the take off. His presence emphasized the importance o£ the flight to high army officers. It was explained that, the flight was being made imder conditions that would provide a practical test of the purposes for which the air force was organized--to give the army a "cavalry of the air," rettdy^i| times to defend the country and l.old off an enemy until the slower ground forces could be mobilized. The rest of the army is maintained on a "peacetime" basis, but the GHQ Air Force was organized on a "wartime" basis and designed to be ready for instant'action at all times. In contrast to other long distance mass flights, where- long preparation- preceded the take off, the flight to' Buenos Aires is under way within a few days from the time It was proposed. None of the pilots or navigators has flown the route to be followed. Problems of landing places, supplies and servicing of the planes in foreign countries were approached on an emergency basis. -Each plane carries a rubber lif j raft, for use in the event a water ; holding is necessary, and each carries quantities of concentrated rations. The flight itinerary from .Miami will be announced when the planes tike off from Florida.-- Courtesy stops will be made either on the southward or northward legs at Lima, Peru .and .Santiago, Chile.:. The "flying fortresses" are-great monoplanes, resembling to some degree, commercial transport planes, but with four engines, instead of two, in their wings. 80 Hen Go to Work On Dunbar Township Road; WIA Project Approximately 80 men have been put to work on reconstruction, of the Eighty Acres road in Dunbar township where activity was started Monday by the Works Progress Administration. The roadway, which connects the old and new Connellsville-Uniontown highways near the northwestern entrance to the Connellsville Airport, is about two and a half miles long. A bituminous surface will be built. The WPA project, sponsored by the Dunbar township board of road supervisors, provides for an expenditure of approximately $52,000. Fred Worthington is general supervisor of the project. Stiff Fight Planned By United Press. . WASHINGTON, Feb. The women's committee of the cooperative traffic program of the Baltimore . Ohio Railroad Company · WASHINGTON, Feb. 15.--The will hoi its monthly meeting 'on National Bituminous Coal Commis- Wednesdny, February 1G, at 2:30 P. j sion pledged a vigorous fight today M. in the Y. M. C. A. Auditorium, ! aeainst crippling injunctions sus- Miss Helen Foreman, special repre- ' pending its minimum price structure sentative of. the traffic department! nnd promised to investigate "profr in Baltimore, will be here to address {Steering tactics by some retail coal the women. A large attendance is ! dealers.'' desired of all Baltimore Ohio cm- j "It is high time that public atten- ployes' wives or families, as there J tion be directed upon the activities \ v ' 1 be much of interest to all, as ! of some, retail cool dealers who arc j well UK plans to formulate for f u t u r e · falsely ,,' IR the establishment of ' activities. ' minimum prices by Ihjs commission J as an excess for sharply increasing I the price of coal to tnc household" j consumer," Commissioner Walter H. Maloncy .said. Chairman Charles K. Hosford, Jr.,' announced the decision to fight pending court orders after u conference with President Roosevelt. He said the' commission had not sus- i ponded its prices, bad no intention of i doing 'so. and will vigorously oppose ! "all efforts to Have ouv regulatory 1 orders invalidated by the courts Upon Continued on I'u£C Five.

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