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PAGE FO THE DAILY COURIER, CONNEbLSVILLE, PA. ·WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 193S. Qfoitrfer THE COURIER COMPANY , James J. Drlscoll R. A, Doncgan Walter S. Stlmmcl . James M. Driscoll J. Wyllo Driscoll . -- Publisher . President and General Manager _____ Secretary alnd Treasurer ,, Editor Associate Editor .. Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF Audit Bureau of Circulations Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association Bureau of Advertising, A. N. P. A. Served by United Press and International News Service SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month; $5 per year, or $2 50 for six months by mall If paid in advance. Entered as second class matter at the Fostofflce, Conncllsvillc. Pa. WEDNESDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 16, 19S8 LACK Oi" LOYALTY CHlTltCH 1'llOBLEM. For several years attendance In tho Sunday schools has been slipping. In Fayette county last year enrollment fell off six hundred. To put the figure back where it was or above, an. "increase campaign" is under way, not only in the county, but over the whole State. It is to'reach a climax at Easter. Chiefly the" blame for the condition that exists rests \vith the men and women and boys and girls who are carried on the rolls of churches as "members." A nationwide survey has revealed the following figuies on what members are doing: Forty-seven per cent are inactive--members in name only. ,· .. Fourteen per cent are in the occasional class--worship, or serve or give intermittently. Thirty-nine per cent are regular in worship, in serving, in giving. The solution of the pioblem is to reverse the figures, at the same time drawing the Intermittent ones into the regular class and reviving some of the "names only." Indicating the trend o£ the day, the survey, covering a five-year.period, from 1932, ehows: ,, ,, Decreases--Churches, 30 per cent; general benevolences, 29; community chests, 2-4; colleges, 18. Increases--Jewelry, 25 per cent; Army and Navy, 30; theatres, 41; clgarets, 48; automobiles, 20; whisky, 220; steel production, 248; radio, 302; beer, 317. - Loyalty on the part of the members carried oft the rolls to the churches they once pledged their allegiance would soon solve the problem of. both church and Sunday school. The trouble la many of the 47 and 14 per cent don't think 1 of the church until trouble strikes them--in the form ot illness or death in the family. Loyalty should'prompt them to stop and think seriously before that contingency arises. It isn't fair to put the church last. JUMPS INTO FIGHT Attorney General Margiottl has carried out his implied threat to sprag 'the not-too-woll-olled State Democratic political machinery. His announcement he is a candidate 'lor the gubernatorial Domination, comes when the nerves of Guffey and Lawrence and others seeking to break a deadlock with the CIO are badly frayed. Whatever action the State Committee takes relative to endorsement of Guffey or Lawrence, or what results from John Lewis' efforts to have Tom Kennedy made the committee's choice, it is taken for granted Margiottl will be in the field when primary day rolls around. In Pittsburgh j certain influential Democrats' are proposing Charles Alvin Jones, county solicitor, should Guffey and Lawrence fade from the picture. His name was mentioned sonic time ago as a possible dark horse. Jones is backed by Allegheny County Commissioner John J. Kane, and Kane is said to have considerable influence w i t h the American Federation of Labor group, which could not be counted back of Kennedy. Meanwhile, with the Democrats still sparring for position and engendering enmities the Republican candidates are out in the field. Gifford Pinchot is busy campaigning. Arthur James, his competitor for the governorship, will open his drive for.votes next week. A new angle in G. 0. P. circles is the prospect ot former, Fish Commissioner Oliver M. Diebler being lined up as running mate for the Tall Forester. Diebler, a Grcensburger, has Indicated that "if he can be of benefit" to the party he is willing to run. Pinchot wants him, it is reported. SAFETY IN COAL MIKING Absolute safety in soft coal mining is something for which man still must strive. Years of crusading, in that direction have produced remarkable results. "Safety is the flrst consideration," slogan of the H. C. Frick Coke Company, is still the rule by which its mines are operated. Every operator of any consequence has rules in effect to back up the requirements of the Department of Mines. The effort is directed toward preventing loss of human life, and, naturally, conservation,of physical property. The record for 1937 was a good one, generally speaking. Accident, figures, rose-with the resumption of activity in the industry. Oiuf hundred "one persons lost their lives in bituminous mines during the year, the Bureau of Mines reports. '~.~~ , The Ninth Bituminous district, which embraces the great Colonial operations and numerous other mines, came through with" five deaths, one to every 1,322,200 tons of coal produced. The-' FJfth district," embracing Indian Creek Valley and 'Davidson and Trotter, produced 914,021 tons for each fatality--The best record in the immediate region was held by the 21st, centering about California, where there were but three deaths for 2,023,200 tons mined. There were no major disasters in the region. Accidents over which employes "mighijhave control took the greater toll of life and limbr .Constant -vigilance is the requisite for safe operation. COAL-MEN BACK COMMISSION Backed by the coal 'industry as a whole, the National Bituminous Coal Commission will fight to save its minimum price structure just set up from being invalidated by court action. Telegraphic appeals have poured Jnto the offices of the commission and the White House from operators who declare they face "utter chaos" and "complete demoralization" unless prompt steps are taken to offset the Court of Appeals action in ( setting aside the rates fixed for the railroads. Some Fayette and. Westmoreland county mine owners declare they face bankruptcy unless given the relief promised by the Coal Commission. In the words of one Fayette county protestant, the operators are ""-broke and desperate." Prompt appeal by the commission is their OIL DRESSING! SEM3»'G I'HO.TrCT TO BE REVIVED" City Council has made possible early revival of the WPA sewing pioject here. A hundred women on relief rolls, -who formerly were able to make fair wages at this work, will be the happier at the prospect. Under the arrangement with- tho -WPA chief, Lyell L. Buttermore, the city will pay room rent, heat, water and light. The WPA will pay the. wages. The' cost to the city will be $100 monthly, or thereabout! There is unanimity of opinion continuation of the project ^ i l l h a good t h i n g for m a n y cersons. As Others Think THE HUMAN ELEMENT (Pcorla Journal-Transcript ) Science ha* done mucli to perfect the modern airplane and eliminate mechanical causes for accident, but there is need for a similar attack on 'pilot error" which is deemed responsible for more than hall the crashes o£ recent years. The pilots themselves are well qualified for their exacting work and Deportment of Commerce regulations limit n man's flvmg iime to 00 hours n month. Yet the errors continue. Captain Harry G. Armstrong, M. D, director ot f» physiologies! research laboratory maintained by the United States Army at Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, tells 400 of the n? lion's leading aeronautical authorities in convention in New York that plane designers and operators can relieve the pressure responsible for human error. "In the large aircraft," he nays, 'there is more to do in the cockpit than can reasonably be expected of anybody, without the possibility of error, especially under adverse conditions " The solution to this is enlargement of the crews. Captain Armstrong finds that a great cause o£ pilot fatigue is the axygen want that develop-! in the human body even at present flying levels This is not sufficient to affect passengers, but it docs impair the efficiency o£ pilots. The situation will become more serious if airlines entry out their plan to seek greater spiked at higher altitudes This problem can be solved by incorpoiating special oxygen equipment in the new planes at the sacrifice of some pay load. It is significant that none of the experts in the audience disputed Captain Armstrong's findings In the absence of rebuttal, the Federal Bureau of Air Commerce and the airlines are in duty bound to consider these scientific observations on the 'human element" in air disaster. In the Day's News Brief Comment on Cumnt Cv*nti Her* and Th*r«* O. O. Mclntyre, noted columnist, vas taken bock to the scenes of his ·hlldhood, Galllpolis, Ohio, today for burial on a knoll overlooking the Ohio, his favorite of streams. Mc- htyre, creator of "New York Day by Day," died from a heart attack, perhaps brought on by years of overwork. His column will go on for a imc, because he prepared enough of his syndicated material for three weeks ahead. Then, so far AS Oscar Odd is concerned, it will die out, as did Arthur Brisbane'* ' Today." Starting his newspaper career at $5 a week, Mclntyre worked up to it syndicate salary of $2,500 a week, iic had amassed a million. There are jrobably other Mclntyres and Brls- sanes. It takes time to develop them. Your income v Tax NO. 21 Deduction for Interest. Amounts paid or accrued within the taxable year 1937 as interest on indebtedness me deductible, with certain exceptions, from gioss income in determining net income. Such Items Include interest on borrowed money to defray personal expenses and on money borrowed for the purchase of real or personal property. If-a person owes money on a lien or mortgage note on his home, the amount of the interest may be de- ductpd. Indebtedness, however, ncec not be evidenced by hen, ]udBmcnt or mortgage to make the interest on it deductible. Frequently indebtedness Is evidenced only by a note. Interest paid on indebtedness Incurred in the purchase of obligations (other than obligations oC the Unitec States issued after September 24 1917, and originally subset Ibcd for by the taxpayer), the interest upon which, is wholly exempt from Federa income tax, is not deductible. Interest paid on loans on life insurance policies is deductible; provided the amount of the loan is not used for tho purposes previously referred to in this paragraph Interest paid on behalf of a fnenc or relative where theie is, no Icga' obligation on the pail of the payoi is not deductible. In iuch cases the amount is the same as a gift. As interest paid is deductible, so interest received is taxable All such amounts, including Interest received on bank and savings deposits, mus be included in the ta\payci's return of gioss income Factographs Three qunrtz discs in the U S Buienu of Standards are said to be the flattest surfaces In the woild. The British government is teaching three million school children how to wear Eas masks What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Feb. 16.--President Roosevelt apparently really wants to economize go\ ernmentally Congrcs!, professes to desire economy n a theoretical way it probably i sincere, but practically few of it members see how they can, for poll .leal reasons, afford to vote for any actual economies. On the contrary ,he individual congressional urge i o work for increased expenditure jy Uncle Sam. That, more than any other on bins, doubtless accounts for an tngonisrn between the White Hous and Capitol Hill. Another prominent citizen of the county has gone the way of all flesh in the person of former Major William C. Hatflcld of Uniontown. It was his fate to die from a fall downstairs while making n friendly call. Fortunately for him there was little, f any physical pain. The fall frac- tuied his skull. Mr. Hatflcld will be remembered as a former member of ;hc firm of Hatficld and Hook, long familiar name in Uniontown He was 70. To William A. Mason of the locality near Ohiopylc known as Sentuck, a fall also rm-ant death But it was many weeks later that the end came Seventy-sex en years of age at the time he slipped on a sidewalk at Ohiopyle, a hip was fractured. Always this creates a serious condition for a man in the seventies. The name Mason will live on Frederick Mason Post of the American Legion was so designated in honor of the aged man's son, who lost his. life World War. in France during the Strange how names are familiar for many ycais in a locality and then drop ou^ o£ the public eye The death of Mrs. Saiah Baker Reed at Beaver at the age of 66 is an example. Her husband was the late Sampson K. Rccd, who for 15 years uas located in Connellsviile as manager of the plant of the former White Rock Distilling Company. Thcj moved away a score of years ago and then Mr. Reed died. Mrs. Reed's mother still lives at Beaver. She's 81 Congratulations to Chief of Police Andrew W. Thomas and to Assistant Chlcl Chailes J. Nez They have been rcappointed to their positions by Mayor Younkin for two years They have good records as officers to look back upon and have the confidence of their chief they will continue to carry on. The Junior Culture Club is doing a fine \voik in providing ghsscs for school children whose parents 01 Rtioidians nrc unable to bear the expense theicof. The club has arranged a benefit card party for Thursday evening m the club rooms at the Carnegie Free Library. Public support of the card party will be serving a good purpose at the same time the participants indulge m one of their favontc pastimes. roots absorb moie water than usual Soviet scientist- have invented a technique for picsei\mg human blood so that it may be used weeks after extraction from veins The death rate from pneumonia and influenza in the United States has dropped 44 2 per cent in the las 25 years, insurance statistics indicate Leonardo Di Vinci never finished the first painting he began It wa: "Adoration of the Magi," a canva: ordered by the monks of St Donato It is estimated that 75,000 i evident of Buffalo, N. Y , never have seen Niagara Falls, 22 miles away I Like human beings plant.') have 'Mitciat dunking houis when their Iheie aic more than 'J 000 known \ n i n M i c s of*ja «uid seims "F. D," like all Presidents, is mor ndependently situated than any sin glo senator or representative. He has been elected now about a often, m all likelihood, as he expects to be. A possible third term is sug tested, but it 13 a possibility whic he President surely cannot regard very seriously. Accordingly he doe not have to give undue weight to ils chances at the end of his curren crm. If he urges retrenchment am lie voters resent it, he is In a position .o say, "Well, I don't need their bal ots again; after next time I sha] be a "past grand' anyhow." But a congiessman is ambitious t X reeletccd every darned time. H may have served n dozen times, bu ic wants to serve again--and mayb ic can, if he doesn't anger his con stituency. This makes him careful-mightily so. The President, then, in his secon term (m his second term, unless h is figuring on a third one), is theorc tlcally independent. A senator, with four years still t serve, is semi-independent. A scna tor, just coming up for a fresh tes at the polls, is as jittery as blazes As for representatives, they everlast 1ngly arc, as the expression is, jus ''under the gun " A President's responsibility heavier than n lawmaker's, too. A President is one man. A congressman's responsibility onc-53Ist ot one man's--except i those rare situations where the vice president has a vote, making it one 532nd. A President has one general in teiest to servo Many interests ar involved in it, but he averages them up. A congressman (senator or reprc sentative) has his own locality look out for. To do so he may hav to make birgains with other con grcssmcn--interests that arc not h own, but interests that he must gc to help him, supporting them in ordi to get them to support his home folk, for whom the others do not care a hoot, except to get their own way. Today in Washington By'DAVID LAWRENC 3 WASHINGTON, Feb. 16.--Agri- ullural nationalism--an end of the dea of depending on world markets r increased production at lower rices and a turn to the mechanism f price control and regulated scare-] ly--Is the baiilc principle of the new arm legislation just passed by Con- :ew. I I It Is the most important piece of Tributes to Higbee (Uniontown Standard.) Words are futile things, sometimes, when grouped for to express one's celings, knowing that they must, at he same time, translate into lan- ;uagc the consensus opinion o£ many men. Such is the case now as we sit [own to pay a proper tribute to Edward Carter Higbee, whose untime- y death is mourned by a multitude .f friends. This writer has known many lawyers, our memory going back readily n the history of the local courts to . H. Playford, Senator A. D. Boyd, R. H. Ltndsey, Justice S. L. Mestre- zat and other legal leaders of their encration. And in the broad sweep of time from their day to the present, the ability, integrity and pro- essional achievements of E. C. Higbee give him unchallenged standing with the ablest of our Bar. And in one respect, at least, he stands above them all--In loyal service, unflagging devotion and absolute affection lor his profession. No lawyer we have ever known could quite compare with him there, for we verily believe that, given the choice of arduous work, unceasing oil and moderate compense at the jractlce of the law, or great wealth hrough some other line of endeavor, he would have elected, without hesitation, to remain faithful to ils love of the law and cheerfully torogo the riches promised elsewhere That is both his life's story and his epitaph. Mr. Higbee's passing is a major loss to the Fayette County Bar Association, leaves a distinct void in the community in which he lived and is grievous blow to his bereaved family. To them all, however, remains the challenge of his fine example" and the memory of his life well spent. (Uniontown Herald) A distinguished lawyer, an outstanding citizen and a man to whom love ot home and family and compassionate consideration for his fel- lowmcn were outstanding attributes has been called away in the passim of Edward C. Higbee. He had been frequently honored by his profession to which be brough honor, service and fidelity. He wa ever intensely interested in worth while movements for the bcttermen oJ community and county. His lift In many helpful and unostentntiou ways was dedicated to service of hi; fcllowmen His love of family wa; a 1 inspiration to all who knew him Fayette county suffers a genuim loss in the death of E. C. Higbee. through Scullton, Rockwood, Garrett, Mcycrsdale, Salisbury, Addison Somcrfleld and Uniontown, revcale no alt ations other than a chang of ownership of a Scullton store an new beer parlor in Meyersdale Ever notice how every now and then everybody wakes up to the fact tha the Baltimore Ohio is, and alway has been, the town's most substan tial industry? "Ho is an opportunis He was and is unpredictable. H is a flash in the pan performer. Hi close and enduring friendships few," are some of the thorns in th bouquet of American Beauty rose Hugh S. Johnson hands to Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the March issu of a big-circulation woman's maga zme. If Council can't do anythin, else about it, why not publicly wan motorists using Race, south of David son, to beware of a three-foot ditch a 1776-model open trolley switch and dec.) excavations in red dog sur facing' Because of the danger o prejudice, partiality and partisanship no man should be the sole judge o his own importance to his commun ity. Let's go to press. arm law nd Is an e 1 chomc 'ot assed in many decades en more tightly regulated arm control than was ontained in the famous AAA law nvalldated ,by (he Supreme Court. The ne}v legislation, judged by old onstltjdtlonnl precedents, would be Dually invalid, but the trend now is o Bccbpt Justice Stone's historic remark I in his dissenting opinion on he AAA case: "The remedy for unwise laws is not the courts but at he ballot box." Certainly, the new law will ultimately be appraised to some national ilectlon by the voters, and there are ivcn among Administration friends ome predictions that many parts of he law will break down through heir own weight of unworkablllty. The Administration didn't exactly sponsor the new farm control law, ut the measure has in it just enough flexibility and discretionary power o make Secretary Wallace feel that t is better than no farm bill at all. Likewise it was recognized that a desirable compromise could not be worked out in a few weeks and that t would be better to feel the way y experience, leaving inoperative those clauses of the law which, upon (radical test, seem in the future to c unwise and pushing ahead on bore clauses which offer the best mcnns of production control. What America is doing In the new aw is not novel. Other countries with a nationalistic point of view-and most of them have it nowadays --find it necessary to use subsidies and also to apply a certain amount of regulation to keep production from defeating the subsidy which is usually granted to hold the price up. Clearly, If there is to be price control, there must be production control. In all the discussion of what is to be done for the farmer, the opponents o£ all subsidies and regimentation have been on the defensive. They never have suggested a plan which would do for the farmer what the new control bills aim to do-namely, to keep prices up and hence lo assure a stable income to the farmer. Politically, the measure just passed of transcendent importance because it tells the Republicans that, if they insist on hi;h tariffs and subsidies as a public policy, the farmers also will continue to insist upon them. The Republicans have been loath to suggest schemes o£ regimentation and regulation and have argued for natural laws and a removal of restrictions on farm production, but they have never come across with a direct bounty to farmers in the form of price regulation or subsidy. In other words, the Eastern Republicans from industrial areas argue for protective tariffs and freedom from regulation, but the Western states and farm regions everywhere are being lured slowly but surely into the belief that, when It comes to spending or lending money to keep the form income up, the Democrats are actually offering financial aid unreservedly. It is true the new law gives the farmer less ot a say about it than before, when it comes to regulation, and that regimentation is far more Continued on Page Twelve. · Just Folks By EDGAR A. GUEST UNFORGETTABLE Let us be still and remember-These things arc not HghUy forgot-Each Christinas that came with December. The voice nnd the smile thftt are not The Joys that we shared in together, The telephone rails through the day, At morning the talk of the ueather! AU these have been taken away. Soon will the garden be showing Ths Dtossoms we both uent to eee. Alrcadj the tulips ore srowinn. But out there alone I shall be 1 Thi' bints will have nested and mated And sinking the chorals o£ May. For that every springtime we ·waited, Now that has been taken away. Writl if r do ac you bid me A-'J «ruBClc to keep back the tears? Think you such courage can rid me Of memories born of the years? These thing* are not banished so llghtlj Whatever philosophers say I shall miss them all daily and nightly Since they have been taken away. Stray Thoughts By S. M. DeHUFF Continued silence on the part of Mcssers Hoover and Landon, another Governor Geoige D Aiken, and a few more speeches like the Vermont chief executive made at the New York Lincoln Day dinner Saturday night, and the Republican party just might get back on Its feet If it's true that "practice make pcifect," an c\-B O locomotive engineer should be the world's champ checker piaor. I'm simply not betting a nickel on anything any more since William Allen White, writing in a reminiscent mood about past Presidents, describes McKmley ns " . . . a politician chiseled out of soap to look like a statesman and latei encased in bronze for the purpose of heroic ornament" Showing a complete disregard for Fat'ier Time, Laivrcnce (Chip) Francis postcards from Florida he is "getting in shape for next season" Just one big happy and harmonious New Deal family-- Mnrgiolti, Lawrence, Gu(Tc, Ken- ncdj and John L Lewis Wh\ all the solicitude for Grnndvlcw avenue \\tih Watei street in its picscnt hor- nblr condition" \ S-UuidiN ittci noon tians-contincntal nuto toui U A Lift PRESERVER WON'T GET YOU ANYWHERE, BILL." u W E t t IT'LL K E E P M* HEAD OUT OF WATER UN7IL M A / B E / GET A B R E A K . " When trouble comes you won't be "sunk" if you have a bank account for a "life preserver." Jleuibei FQdeial Deposit Insyrauce Coipoiatioa,,

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