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PAGE FOL'R. THE DATT.iY OOUTUISK. CONNELLSVTLT.,E. PA". WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 1939. latlg (Bhutto ANOTHER "FIRESIDE CHAT" THE COURIER COMPANY .. James J. Driscoll _.. R. A. Doncgn _. Walter S. SUmmel _ Jmes M. Driscoll -~.. - -,,-. ,,. J. Wylie Driscoll . _,,,,.,, _.,,.., ,,_, ,,,,_..._..,, __/publishers -- President and General Manager --..,--. Secretary and Treasurer ,. Editor -- Associate Editor Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER O'P Audit Bureau of Circulations - ] Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association' Bureau o! Advertising, A, N. P, A. Served by United Press aad International News Service SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy, 50 ceats per month; $5 per year, or $2.50 for six HVJBths by mail U paid In advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Postoffice, ConnellsviBe, Pa. WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 1, 1930 EAELE BEEATHES MORE EASILY Former Governor Earle has escaped indictment by the grand jury of Dauphin county in two presentments, but in eacti he stands accused, by indirection, in that the jury criticized him for having failed to properly supervise tbe affairs o£ government so as to prevent the graft and corruption charged to his subordinates, among them four members of the Cabinet, one of ·whom has been doad lor a year. The head of any enterprise, public or private, if he is efficient, is at all times In touca with the details in general, sufficiently so to know whether the requirements of the law are being obeyed. Right under the former Governor's nose a formidable political machine was operating, the grand jury found, secure in the belief that the "Little New Deal" was in power to stay--for a long time. Extortion of money from State employes, conspiracy to monopolize the State's insurance and bonding business and intimidation of contractors into compliance tliere-witb.; gross waste of public funds; election law -violations, in fact about everything that could be embraced in political corruption, are charged to 13 individuals, 12 of whom are alive to face trial. A former CotmellsvUle man, H. H. Temple, once chief engineer for a railway company, later chief engineer for the State Highways Department, is among the accused. He is named with his former chief/the late Secretary ,of Highways Warren-Van Dyke, as being involved in coercion of bidders for State jobs to place their bonding business with certain firms approved by the organization. The presentment puts Temple in the position of being forced to accede to the demand of his Chief, Van Dyke. He was "directed and ordered" to "inform successful bidders on · State highway contracts at the time of letting of their respective contracts that it was "desired that they should purchase and secure their required bonds" from two firms in on the conspiracy. The part of the presentment relating to macing em- -ployes charges--and this fact has been well known here--. that every State employe making less than ?1,200 was required to pay three per cent and every employe making more than $1,20(5, five per cent of his or her salary. Every Democratic county committee was charged with the responsibility of assessing and collecting the sums set tip. In some counties employes were intimidated by "oral and written communications--separately and in groups." If they failed to pay the "conspirators did unlawfully, wilfully and maliciously" conspire to have them dismissed. . :. BATS Answering the challenge to business,'-generally, to create new employment, the Chain Stores Committee for Pennsylvania Prosperity today launched "Pennsylvania Days-," a campaign designed to stimulate employment by increasing the demand for Pennsylvania products, the products of farms and factories. Forty-six chain stores have united in the biggest campaign of its kind ever put on in Pennsylvania. From now until March 11 these chains will feature products grown, manufactured or processed Jn Pennsylvania. This campaign is expected to prove a boon to Pennsylvania. Increased consumption of Pennsylvania products means that the farms and factories that supply stores must employ more men, must refit equipment in order to meet the demand. For this reason, "Pennsylvania Days" should prove a needed stimulant t o business. - . - . . -The chain stores are being congratulated on their campaign to bring prosperity back to the Keystone State. . They have shown how such effort can be best directed: - By careful organization and full cooperation. _ . -' . " The "Pennsylvania Days" campaign may well "prove the starting point from which Pennsylvania will march on the road to recovery, -It will certainly prove . so, if "the- example of cooperation is followed by nil. JTRAKCISCO'S I/ACK 9 Within 12 hours after Great Britain and France-had given full and legal recognition to his regime 'in Spain, Generalissimo Francisco Franco turned"against the two. democracies and definitely linked himself with the- dictatorships which had made possible the victory he was formally proclaiming. To say the least he was ungracious, probably undiplomatic. Having cast aside any obligations to the British-aud--French, he paved the way for becoming the head o| another totalitarian.state--what the democracies hoped would not come to pass. At the same time the Nationalist commander denounced the "eternal Jew." In using the word eternal he admitted, perhaps inadvertently, the futility of attempts to destroy the race. Persecution has dogged the path of the Jews almost from the beginning o£ their history, but through vicissitudes which would have vanquished a less rescrarceful and less resolute people they have not only continued to flourish but have, spread over the entire civilized world. Nearly three years of civil strife have reduced the Spanish republic to direst need. Tremendous sums have been.poured Into munitions of war and then utterly destroyed, with undetermined damage to property. Franco now faces the even greater task of rehabilitation. British wealth may "then be more desirable than a questionable alliance'with: the dictators that will only further bleed his people in'event of war. , FOLLOWING PBOPEK COURSE Whether there is to be daylight saving next summer jn Connellsville may be determined tonight when representatives of a number of communities in Fayette and Westmoreland counties gather here to discuss the proposal made some time ago by the Merchants Club that we fall into lir.e with the metropolitan areas. Whatever the outcome of the meeting, the right course has been adopted in determining to discuss it about the conference table. Generally speaking, it is believed the people favor clipping an hour from the morning and adding it at the end of the day, provided the rule is made general over a considerable area. People of Connellsville, Uniontown, Brownsville, Scottdale, Greensburg and other towns in the co-called Pittsburgh area find themselves handicapped under the existing system of differing time when business requires their presence in the Smoky City. Also people from the daylight saving areas do not like the confusion of time when coming here. At any rate we are on the right course in acting by concert of communities. THE NEWS. WHat's W/iat At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, March 1.--Representative Hamilton Fish formerly was more sutpidous of Communists than of any'other species. Today, fascism ia his principal apprehension. He's allergic to the Nazis also, but apparently he doesn't consider Hitler's crowd as immediately threatening as Mussolini's. Anyway, he talks more about the latter than he does about the former. He made a Washington's Birthday speech wamms the Sons of the American Revolution against the Fascist peril and never referred to the Nazi danger. Moreover, he didn't mention Communistic risks, either. Seemingly, he succeeded in getting communism oft his mind some time ago, is preoccupied with Fascism at present and will concentrate on the Nazis a bit later. Now, Representative Fish is a pretty good congresmnn. He gets ttimseU laughed at, due to the violence and the changing character o£ hii antipathies, but nobody could find any legitimate fault with his objection to Communists. However, he worried about them almost exaggeratedly. The average American, while whole-heartedly hostile to a Soviet torm of government in the United States, undoubtedly never has lost much sleep lest it obtain a foothold here--not believing that there wna the slightest actual chance of it. 'Ham" Fish did worry. He conducted a congressional investigation of communistic propaganda In our midst long before the STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. THE GOLDEN RULE The Golden Rule teaches that we must put ourselves in the place ot others, ft Is the specific direction -as to how we ore to put into operation the injunction, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." The measure of our action to others is to be the deepest desire of our own hearts. If we will but put GUI-selves in the place ot others and feel another's pain, we will do something about it, and that some- -thlng which we do will be what we should like to have someone do for us, if we were in a like predicament. 1C we can take the anxiety ot a brother into our hearts, it will bestir us as nothing else will to do something to re- lieve that anxiety. Every hospital that was ever built and endowed was built and endowed because some Individual or group of individuals put themselves in the place of s:ck and suffering humanity and did something about it. When Abraham Lincoln saw slaves being sold on the block in New Orleans, his whole life identified itself with the life of thosa slaves, and he began forthwith to prepare himself to do something about it. We never follow Jesus Christ m the trueil sense of the term until we put ourselves in the place of others and with earnestness and iacrllice begin to do something to relieve their needs. SIDELIGHTS From Somerset county cornea the story of a herd of cattle which %von't be milked until it hears the strains of some soothing radio music. It seems that Albert I. Glessner, Jenner township dairy farmer, has spoiled his dairy herd so that he can't milk unless the radio is turned on. The cows Just naturally prefer to He down, exhibit restlessness and generally perform impressively until whoever is doing the milking provides music to soothe their troubled breasts,' It was not Glessner's Intention to make all this trouble lor kind in a season constitute a record-and the winter is not yet over. March is likely to witness another or two. ganua in our miost long oeiore me ,-- :· ~ -- " "··- ··-.--; ·-· Dies un-American i n q u i r y was himself when he put the radio In the thought o£--before Representative Dies was on Capitol Hill, even. Peculiarly Tolerant. Yet there always has been a peculiar sort ot tolerance characteristic of "Ham" Fish's attitude toward radicals --cither radically radical or radically conservalive." For instance: In the era when Ham was conducting his anti-communistie crusade, he expressed the opinion that our Communists ought to be marooned on an island. I called on him to ask why an island? 1 "Well," said the congressman, "t hold no particular brief for an island, except thut it is convenient. With a destroyer, cruising 'round and 'round it, it would be hard lor the denizens to get away. Segregated on the mainland, they everlastingly would be escaping." But, I queried, why not kill 'em "Oh, my!" cried "Ham," shocked. "You don't understand. Communism is a contagious political disease. Victims catch it unintentionally. I£ a person contiacta a case of smallpox, obviously he has to be quarantined. But it would be inhuman to kill him." Same way, I suppose, wltn Fascists; likewise with Nazis, when the representative gets around to 'em. It is not altogether inconsistent. President Roosevelt has proposed the quarantining of belligerent countries. Ham Fish's notion is to quarantine against the symptoms before the disease becomes malignant. A Good Congressman, · As previously remarked Ham Fish is a good congressman. Some periodical recently started a poll lo determine who, in the opinion i of Washington newspapermen, is the ' most useless senator and representative. Senator Holt won in the upper House; Representative Fish in the lower one. Without discussing Senator Holt's case, the decision in Representative Fish's favor was a rank injustice. Ham Fish is a rarely enlightened Republican, He sees, intelligently, the mistakes that backward Republicanism has made in the past. He hollers Jor G. O. P. reform--and he hollers for it sensibly. He also sees--and he sees H moderately--the New Deal's weak- cow stable. Milking 10 head o! cattle Is no snap and he put in the radio to relieve the milker's tedium. The cows liked the idea so welt that they won't be milked until they hear Uie music. The city of Connellsville Is coming In for considerable unfavorable publicity since three men, who had been "living" here for several years, have boon charged with two murders. But the trio are not native sons of this staid municipality nor has their abode here been long enough to make them fixtures. As a matter of. fact, the three, Luther (King Kong) Hoyston and Clyde (Blue Top) White, both colored, and John Turza, white, came into the Connellsville district with Camp White Oak, the transient quarters pitched near Morrell. When the Federal transient camp was disbanded, they remained here. The trio arc charged with the holdup and death of Henry D. Foster, 69, retired farmer of Franklin township, fatally injured in North Arch street, on the night of December 3 and the robbery and shooting of Naum Acheff at his Scottdale store on the night of December 13. WASHINGTON, Mar. 1.--President | it marked for April, but some expect Roosevelt's peace letter to AFL's Bill, it to be noticeable within two weeks. Green and CIO's John Lewis was vritter, several months ago, probably ust before Christmas. The ghost vntor who composed it for the Presi- Icnt is Fanny Perkins, the Labor Secretary. Miss Perkins held it back for iisons of her own, possibly because no one thought it could do any good at Christmas,. She chose to mail it ast Friday apparently as purl of the well-timed and shrewdly planned sciies of Administration maneuvers .o inspore bstter business hopes. The series is only half-finished. Several other similar busincss-buoy- ng steps will be developed in the next few weeks, along the same line as the President's promise of no taxes, .he Morgentruu intimation of further .ax corrections, the flopkms conciliation speech, announcement of no anti-monopoly legislation. The nature of these additional steps being kept extraordinarily secret, but no doubt one (possibly the most Building hns been running higher through the winter than in three years. Federal Housing Administration loans are back up around $20,000,000 weekly. Government spending (much of it public works) will hit 3 peak in April or May. Spring auto buying 1.1 expected to'be 50 per rent above last spring (production will start up sharply in mid-March.) Shipments of steel products have not fallen off like steel production. Ordei-s for rail equipment have picked up slightly. Retail stocks have dropped moie than sales in the last three months. (Department store ^ stocks were 07 in January compared with 71 in January a year ago. Sales were 88 this January compared with 90 a year ago.) On this bas.s, some of FDR's experts are predicting that business profits this quarter will be double the first quarter of last year. The AFL-CIO peace venture proo- ably will not attain paece, but it mportant one) concerns revision ofj s h 0 u!d establish a truce. .he National Labor Relations Board. The KLRB situation has been worrying business men more than anything else. If the Administration furnishes leadership to create a more equitable atmosphere in that quarter, the effect will be more encouraging than anything daru so far. Possible the move will go no further than appointment o£ a business man to the board, a matter Mr. Hopkins has had under private consideration. This new Government show window trimming is obviously designed to carry the expected spring improvement into much higher ground than has been expected. All the inside economic reports here now forecast a good early spring rise. Most have Adamant John Lewis will probably prevent the C1C from going back into the AFL, but there is every reason Continued on Page Ten. Stray Thoughts By S M DeHUFF Having taken over control ot the State Government, the leaders of tin Republican party are having thci- hcadachc by the ban-tie. In Westmoreland county a "patronage" board! was appointed composed ot County G, O. P. Chairman Andrew G. Uncapher, Dr. II. A. McMurray, who headed the Pint-hot campaign, and Glenn F. Cook, lepresenting the Young Republicans, with E. Arthur Sweeny, a member of Governor James' Cabinet, as, an ex-offlcio member. Announcement wus made that these four points would be consideied by the committee then acting on an applk-aUon: 1. Tne applicant must be absolutely qualified for the position he or she seeks. 2. The applicant who socks a job through the Westmoreland patronage committee must be a resident voter of Jhk county. 3. People who at present are employed in private industry at a live- able wage and those who are receiving liveable pensions will be discouraged from filing applications for State positions. 4. Pdity afliltetion and party activity in past campaigns, particularly the general election campaign of. 1938, wilt be considered. As Others Think SPUNKY HUNGARY (Pittsburgh Press.) Despite Europe's darkening skies, the wind is not wholly without straws indicating there is still hope for peace. If the storm breaks, it will be because Hitler believes the time has come to hurl his thunderbolts, and we can't help wondering it he really dares. Since Munich, people have been saying that all Central Europe is eating out ol Der Fuehrer's hand. That does appear to be pretty much the case, but appearances sometimes tool you. Take Hungary: The government at Budapest yesterday ordered the Hungarian Nazi party dissolved, and arrested many of its leaders. 1 That little Hungary has the courage thus to defy what -"must be the wishes of her powerful neighbor is significant. Shorn by the post-war treaties o£ most o£ her territory and power and many o£ her citizens, she is patently too weak to fight Germany. But she can still show her mettle by refusing to dance every time Hitler whistles. - Similarly, Rumania, Yugoslavia and even what is left o£ Czechoslovakia are showing certain signs of inde- ful to a warlike Reich. Germany may be strong enough to compel her smaller neighbors to comply with many o£ her demands. Some might even be dragged into a war on her side. But that -would be dangerous business, A certain Central American general once received a new batch of recruits to help him on with his revolution. They brought along a note £rom the recruiter. It read: "Dear general: Herewith I send you 50 volunteers. Please return the ropes." Such "volunteers," like the bloc o£ little states Germany has bullied into coming over to her side, may give the appearance o£ strength. But when the showdown comes they may use the opportunity to iree themselves from their masters. Can you picture any living thing starting out in life under greater handicaps than a young buli with its horns sawed oft' and a metal ring through its nose? Had a new degree conferred on me through the medium o£ a valentine addressed to "The Rambling Cogitator." Few excerpts from a lengthy note signed "Very sincerely yours, X. Y. Z." aqd accompanied by a picture of a highly inflated toy balloon bursting in a kid's hands: "A new heading for your column--namely--'Gone With the Wind'. . . you get swelled up so 1 'g your column will burst and like the balloon we will find out there was nothing in it. . . Put your co'mments on this in the paper, . . And let's go to press"; and my comment is: Anything that would cause me to swell up would be welcome. A good bet . ls . a certain old game will be going strong long alter its new namesake, a current rage, has been completely forgotten. Is it possible Fred Allen and Jack Benny are going to tire us with that "feud" as Jong as Ben Bernie and Walter Wir.cheJl once did with theirs? In case you don't know it, you can get a red tag on your'windshield at a local 1 railroad depot same as in any other locality. Let's go to press. THE OLD-TIME PAULOB When I was but a little iaci the parlor seemed to be A umctuary set aside " foe high-toned company, "Twas there we kept the treasures which the family valued much And which a boy with dirty hands was r:ot allowed to touch. Twas theie the minister was shown whene'er he came to call. A. compliment, I'm Tree to add, we did not pay to all. Hev. Dr. J. Ross Stevenson, president emeritus of Princeton Theological Seminary, returned to the scenes ot his boyhood in connection with the celebration Sunday of the 70th anniversary ot the First Presbyterian Church at Latrobe. Today, March I, marked the 70th anniversary o£ the founding, of the church. It was also The sitting room was week-day stuff, the 73rd anniversary of Dr. Stevenson. He took time out during his stay to visit the First Presbyterian Church at Ligonier and the old Pleasant Grove Church, both ot which were served by his father when Dr. J. Ross was a boy. Many persons from these two churches attended the anniversary services at Latrobe, in order to shake hands with him. Tuesday's "mountain storm" was the fifth of the winter season, if we recall correctly. It was not as severe, perhaps, as some of the others. No serious damage was reported, but this may be accounted for in part by the fact the preceding ones npped loose almost everything that was not securely fastened. Five storms of the designed for wear and tear. The nejghbois and the relatives were lea to visit thcic. That carpet showed some thread-bare spots--the \vorst -where father sat-Which mother hid from public view with something called a mat. But holidays and Sabbath days and all occasions great We opened \v!de the parlor door ana entertained in state, I wonder was that parlor Quite so fearful and so prim And am I right in thinking 'twas a den of hoirors grim? Oh, was that marble table top as cold as I recall. And were those horse hair covered chairs io rigid after aii? My memory teils me that they were, but possibly I in wrong. Since last u-e closed the parlor door, the jcars have been to long! DAVIDSON'S And spotlighting young- minded fashions l o r smart w o m e n ! All Spring's newest fashions --designed to flatter. Pleats'. 14.95 ,'BANKING LOOKS AHEAD ^ In Conclusion This is tne last message in our current series of advertisements. wkick we kave entitled "Banking Looks Ahead." \Ve kave tried to take a glimpse into tke future of the nation, oar community, and of you as an individual, and to skow kow sound tanking can serve iri promoting progress and success. We kope you kave found tke messages inter* esting and kelpful. Frankly, tke purpose of ike series kas been to win you as a friend of banking, and if possible, as a customer of tkis bank. IF we kve attained eilker of tkese objectives, tke series kas been well worth wkile. 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