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PAGE FOUR. THE DATLY COTTRIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1939. !atig THE COURIER COMPANX _____________ ..... ______ ___ Publishers James J. Driscoll ------------- ...... ------------ President and General Manager R. A. Donegan ---------- ....... -------------------------- Secretary and Treasurer Walter S. Stimmel ___________________________________________________________ Editor James M, Driscoll _______________________________ ,, ........ _____ Associate Editor J. Wylie Driscoll -- ..... -------------- _ 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; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Fostoffice, Connellsville, Pa. What's What At a Glance TirCESDAY EVENING, JIARCH Z, 1939 GETTETG THE HIGHEK-Ul'S There lias long been a prevalent conviction that the '·higher ups" in crime cannot be brought to book. The record in recent months should allay that feeling. Take Hichard Whitney; president of the New York Stock Exchange, for example. He was removed from one of the highest positions in the world's greatest financial center to a cell at Sing Sing. The skeptical were pretty well convinced the "blue ribbon" grand jury would not indict James J. Hiues,. Tammany chieftain, but it did, on every count charged by Tom Dewey. So strong has been the grip of Democratic Boss Tom Pendergast on Kansas City, Mo., that the decent citizens of - the city had despaired of ridding it of vice and crime, fostered, allegedly, by the boss and his lieutenants. But they are talcing heart and gaining in numbers and force in a sweeping drive which has already enmeshed a machlne- . elected judge and a former judge, charged with corrupt use of their power oa the bench. All counted, 90 persons have been named in true bills. The list is so sensational, contains the names of so many persons of prominence, that the presiding judge has ordered secrecy until they have been arrested. Here in Pennsylvania a grand jury has recommended · indictment of four members of the Cabinet of former Governor Earle in an investigation of alleged widespread corruption during .the brief--four" year;--reign of the Democrats at Harrisburg, after more than 40 years,of continuous Republican control. The grand jury has not yet completed its probe and may have further sensations to spring. Then recall the New York judiciary scandal of recent weeks. And in Pittsburgh, the squandering of hundreds of thousands of public funds in settlement through the office of the city solicitor of damage claims against the city, with resulting resignation of the solicitor under fire and investigation of alleged unethical conduct of numerous members of the legal profession involved. " If men and women called for service on juries do their duty, prosecuting attorneys, of the Dewey type, are usually available to bring the criminals to justice. Usually the obstacle to enforcing the law is in juries. IKDEPEXBENTS FAVOR ISDEPESDENCE The progressive independent merchant in this country is an excellent business man. He has come a iong way since the cross-roads day of merchandising--and he's given his customers an unexcelled standard of service. He's met every form of competition with success. He's been prompt to adopt methods and equipment that marked an improvement over the old. He's realized that the best way to get new business and to keep it Is to give the public a better deal. The progressive independent doesn't want special favors, legislative or otherwise. He doesn't want the law to step in and burden his competitors--he's perfectly willing to take his chances, betting on his qualities of energy, efficiency and ability to pull him through. He knows too that you can't flaunt natural law by trying to prevent progress. A short while ago the Independent Grocers Anti Food Tax Council, which represents about 50,000 independent retailers scattered over the country, went on record with a significant resolution. This resolution definitely opposed "all agitation for discriminatory tax laws." And it announced that it was preparing educational material to send to retailers, urging that they adopt similar views. Independents know that to support unfair legislation aimed at their competitors, or-anyone else, is the most short-sighted of policies--sooner or later some other group would urge similar legislation against fhem. The independents have grown and prospered because they've , had the brains and the ideas with which to successfully 'meet competition--and they don't need or desire legislative destruction of their competitors. Cl'LAITD SPOKESMEN Governor O'Conor of Maryland is given credit for settling a controversy among sportsmen and conservationists of that state involving the Chesapeake Bay 'ssa food problem on one hand and upland game and fisheries on the other. The conservation groups had been deadlocked 'over a single state agency. The governor's proposal is that separate agencies be created, one for the bay area, the · other for the upland regions. The governor's plan is a victory for Western Mary- · landers, who contended there was little in common between .tidewater regulations and those affecting the iip- · lands. They look upon it as a happy solution of a problem that was causing real concern. v STRENGTH FOR ,YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. WHITHER BOUND? They that love, follow in the footsteps of God. The young man and woman, for instance, deeply in love with each other have in their hearts a grand thing which comes straight from the heart of God himself. The mother who kneels beside the bed and looks longingly into the face of her sleeping child, has ·within her own nature a loving tenderness which God creates .and puts into human hearts as .His greatest blessing. The man and wife for whom "the thought ot separation by death is so- agonizing that It causes the heart to flutter with fear, are living repositories of a spirit of love by All rights reserved--Babson which God holds the spiritual universe together. · Yet lovers of all varieties seldom realize that their love for each other, which to them is the most precious thing on earth, comes right from God. Worldly people who never think of God but who love someone very" deeply, are carrying around with them every day a beauliful heavenly spirit in their hearts. They may never go to church, but God is making their hearts a shrine wherein_dwells the thing which God prizes most, as u-ell as marj, namelyy love. "God is love," and whoever loves any soul on earth has the Spirit of God dwelling in him. Newspaper Syndicate. By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Mar. 2.--How to eal with dictators is a good deal of puzzle. The Guam issue has been roving it to us. There is about 130 square miles of urface to this little coral speck in far western Pacific. For itself one it is not worth a nickel. In fact, would be a liability, running in- eflnitcly into the billions, if we had defend it. For that matter, we on't want to defend It. Indeed, we want to defend the Philippines, hich really do have some assessable alue. It isn't sufficient, however, to Tset the risks the archipelago means us Any row we might have over le Philippines would be with Japan, \ course. And the advantages would 3 enormously with the Japanese, ur warships would arrive on the cene all tired and droopy alter at east a week's forced steaming from earl Harbor, at the closest. The aps' fighting craft would be waiting, resh as a daisy, from an easy over- light cruise from southern Formosa. T don't say that we wouldn't over- ome our handicap, but it would be long, hard job and darned expen- vc. Navy men have recognized all lis ever since we acquired those slands--accidentally. Now we arc etting out of them shortly; not be- ause we're afraid ot Japan, but ecause. from our standpoint, the ·hole situation being taken into onsideration, they're a poor invcst- icr.t. 3 oor Proposition. Now, agreeing that it would be xor business for us to get Into a war vith the mikado over the Philippines, ow much poorer a proposition would t be for us to get into a war with im over that useless little Guam iyspeck? Approximately a trillion imes poorer. Guam has, to be sure, what military oik cull strategic service-abilities, 'hat is to say, it Is right in Japan's ooryard. If wo were securely en- renched there it would be as ex- .speratlng to them as it would be o u», if they were entrenched on PLANK STEAK! THE NEWS WASHINGTON, Mar. 2.--A German mission has been gumshoeing about town lately apparently trying to find out if it will be accorded the organize as it chooses without interference, but not to commit unlawful acts. It cannot attack or seize an employer's property or person. If same extra-courtesy given the French labor violates laws, as in sit-down airplane mission. .strikes, it may be held responsible. The Germans do not want planes, however. They are supposed to be Si (downers can be discharged. Law v. · officers must protect management interested in cotton and some kind | property^ Violence is subject to o[ a credit proposition from the | criminal prosecution and perhaps to Export-Import Bank or Jesse Jones, ] recovery for damages, chain-nan of RFC. \ Labor must rest its rights in law, The matter is almost as secret as i and not in the French air deal was before the brickbat. French air minister fell in the plane, the strong arm or the but apparently the Germans have been advised that If they want credit they had better work through their central banking system, and forget about blocked marks. -atalina Island, California." just ofl southern True, our story is that we're not ortifying Guam. Our version Is that SIDELIGHTS The most extensive cut on the j wot k under sub-contracts. A shovel The man who has been rumored far and wide as about to become Commerce Secretary Harry Hopkins' main liaison with American business --isn't. It develops that the amiable and capable gentleman, Mr. W. L. Batt, could hardly be head of the bureau of foreign and domestic commerce, for instance, as his own business is more foreign than domestic. Mr. Batt is president of S. K. F. Industries, the initials standing for Pittsburgh-Harmburg super - high-1 of the size required of bidders in the Svcnskn KuUager Fabrikcn It is a now under construction, will I Rcneral contract would not cost Jo,. ' subsidiary of the Swedish Ballbearing way. be at a point lying north of a line j than 525,000, it is said. That's a l o t ] Company which also h between Mount Pleasant and Laurel- I of money. I " "Wand, France an ville. The engineers' estimate is i has subsidies .d Germany. 1 ""Ports half or more of its steel The NLRB was so stunned that 24 hours afterward its spokesmen were just murmuring that perhaps ',.», they would have to revise their administrative procedure. Less partisan legal authorities suspect NLRB will have to revise its whole process of thought. Instead of condoning and thus encouraging sitdowns, it must start with the opposite premise. General silence or restrained comment greeted the court decision because of AFL-CIO peace negotiations and because legislators could not decide off-hand what further revisions of the labor act might be necessary, if any. There are some observers here who suspect the Administration promoted the CIO-AFL peace movement at this time, in order to stop the move to amend the labor act. The fact that the Senate committee called off Continued on Page Seven. , 800,000 cubic yards. The low bid for! The Mount Joy section will prob- , s j om Sweden and manufactures pro- the work $505,091. Steam shovels ; ably be a popular spot for tourists ! ducts sold m thls country. (Its arc- expected to be testing into the hillsides in the near future. One hcs little conception o£ the magnitude of the task involved in digging and trucking away (to make fl'.ls) of 800,000 cubic yards of earth and rock. If one man were to undertake it he would have to live much longer than did Methuselah. A local contractor is authority for the statement. that a husky laborer working \ chanse the sum o£ two and two; ten hours could dig with a pick I ably be a popular spot for tourists , u c s s o t m s , c ° un ' ry ' l115 while the work is in progress. There's German plant manufactured 90 per a fascination about watching a huge cent ° £ "« ballbearings used in that steam shovel at work. DICTATORS These dictators cannot do: "hovel four cubic But smee regulations I . ........ ,, _______ ________ ....... ,, «nd !«»«« re are making only some harbor im- ! y arda a Drovements and developing our land- I governing work on the super-high- | Hold tomorrow mo 1 ng and taking-oil facilities, for w *y s P Mlt y an eight-hour day for : s«i« the wisOom manual labor, this workman could { ig and takmg-ofl facilities, ·ommercial aviation purposes. And unquestionably our proposed little f,000,000 Guam appropriation looks ike it. I t we were contemplating ortification, our figure would run nto the billions. It would have to, and even a maH number of billions vould be inadequate. Only $5,000,000. Yet the Navy Department is irrl- ,atcd at the House o£ Rcprcsenta- ives' rejection of the department's measly little 35,000,000 appropriation. !n these times a five-milKon-dollar mrse is like what a visitor to a ·estaurant takes out of ills vest pocket o give to :t hat-check girl. I could understand the department for con- tend,ng that the donation is too niggardly. But five millions is all that the navy asked for. What the navy appears to maintain is that the :xat-check girl is denied anything. Dictatorial influence is blamed for :his policy. The trouble with the dictators is that they are irritating. They have 'e.iturcs too. ing. The Philippines?--Guam? They just make you mad, regardless of sense, in the long run. It would be idiotic to go to war over Guam. It could happen, all the same. trnlng back: tiiey may lack: dig and load about three and a fifth ] cubic yards a day. Dividing 800,000 by three and a fifth we get 250,000. That is the number of days the worker would require, barring lay-offs for fishing trips or other vacations, or possibly grip or some other ailment. In addition to an eight-hour day, the Turnpike Commission has specified a five- day week, or 260 days a yeer. If i d (e . when you'll divide the 250,000 days by 260 " ow memb the sun has parched the grain : the breeze and start the rain. They must stand, as you and I. when their loved ones die. Howsoever hifih they climb, All dictators bow to Ume. None has yet increased the span Here allotted unto man. your quotient should be 802--or 962 years. Methuselah was 969 when he pixssed on. Manifestly he could not have qualified for manual labor until in his teens and he must have slowed physically long before the time for him to sleep with his fathers. It would probably take our lone pick and shovel man well onto a thousand years. other disadvantageous But they are exasperat- As Others Think GOVERNOR JASIES ON THE LIQUOR SITUATION (Washington Observer.) Governor James sensed public sentiment accurately the other day when he said that when the people repealed prohibition they did not want to make a situation worse by encouraging the use of liquor by the people. Qtioting the Governor: "They did not say we want it on every street corner, in residential sections or near churches and schools. -They did not say we want it plastered in an offensive manner across the pages of newspapers or magazines, as gaudy displays m show'windows, nor do we want its sale to be accompanied by social evils." "What the people want in the liquor business in Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the United States' is law and order. "You can never justify the return of liquor in teims of: "1. Public revenue. "2. Persons employed. "3. Materials purchased. "Itb justification lies in the fact established by prohibition, that liquor illegally manufactured and illegally distilled destroys orderly government and that the inevitable consumption of liquor by the public must be regulated so that" its traffic will not be accompanied by corruption of public officials, contempt for law and social evils which are a'men- ace to the youth of America." Governor James is in entire agreement with this newspaper as outlined m an editorial a few days ago He believes In cutting down the number of licensed places and seeing thai licenses are granted to only those of good character and reputation and thhl they not be granted in residential districts or where they will be a temptation to our younger generation. The Governor acted wisely in ordering that the .state stores, which are under his jurisdiction, no longer advertise or put up displays for the attraction of customers. Every good citizen will comment Governor James for his courage and good senses in his appraisal of the present liquor traffic. His influence will So a long way toward remedying conditions which are fast be- comine intolerable. But this tremendous Mount Joy cut--so named from its location near he church and hamlet of that name along Route 31--will not be made with hand labor. Huge steam shovels with a capacity of two and a lalf cubic yards every dip will be put to work--a lot of them. The engineer, or operator, of each will able to dig the machine into the lillside, "spot" it over a waiting ;ruck and unload it several times a minute. Instead o! in 962 years, the job is to be completed within nve or six months. Such is the power of machinery over man. Women's organizations in the United States are planning certain will meet (heir fei- nbers at the New York world's fair, 1039. country last year.) Mr. Batt is a native of Indiana, inf.ucntial in the business world (He | is supposed to have written much of the National Association of Manufacturers platform conciliatory to the New Deal) has been of assistance to Mr. Hopkins while working on missions in the Commerce Department here lately. He has been offered what is vaguely called "a big position" in Commerce, but has declined to accept. Some outstanding American business men have gone to Government officials directly or indirectly and advised Hopkins that the elevation of an importer of Swedish steel might not have the desired happy effect on American business men. A wholly new and different era ot labor-management relations may be forecast by the Supreme Court labor decisions. Chief Justice Hughes look the bungled Labor Relations Act, and with clarity, drew a sharply denned and coherent picture of what can and what cannot be done by both sides. The law gives labor the right to DAVIDSON'S Come see the fashions that will lead for Spring! Ours are young, gay, striln'ngly chic . . . . and budget pricedl Swirl Swaggers $7.95 "Meet Me Davidson's" More about the cut, or perhaps it might be better to refer to two of them closely connected. The length will be one and 79 hundredths miles, the greatest depth 85 feet Contracors say there is no such massive slash in tlie face of Mother Earth in Western Pennsylvania, none nearer than the spot where the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve cuts through the mountains. Local contractors did not bid on the Mount Joy project for the reason they do not have such massive equipment and it is too expensive to buy for one job, with the prospect there would not be a call for its use again. Their hope lies in getting part of the Stray Thoughts By S M. BeltUFF Always preferring the genuine to the phoney, 1 kept tuned in on. a prize fight last Friday evening instead of dialing Harry Hopkins' Des Moines, Iowa, address. Like Tennyson's brook, Hev. Fr. Charles E. Coughlin just keeps babbling on. And my thanks to Katherine McKevitt Glendenlng who postcards from Monessen: "Like the way you handle all the little personals in your 'Stray Thoughts.' Keep it up. I read them carefully every time I see a Courier." If a poorly neon-lighted section of Pittsburgh, boasting five theatres (three of them antiquated), a couple department stores, one or two .very mediocre nights spots, three or four flve-and-tens, model "T" street cars, and a cop on every third corner, can be called "The Golden Triangle," then I'm wrong (as usual) in thinking Charley Danver of the Post-Gazette could be arrested on a charge of counterfeiting for coining such a name. If G-men are tireless, and bloodhounds merciless, then that man Thomas E. Dewey can't be classified anything short of relentless. Mike Jacobs can't match Joe Louis and Tony Galento soon enough to suit me. I understand Texas declared its independence from something or somebody 103 years ago today. Let's eo to press. S See Check Photography in The use of movie film in banking may.sound fantastic, but in modern banking it has become an important factor. For two years The National Bank and Trust Company of Connellsville has taken pictures of checks and statements on movie film with the RECORDAK to protect customers and the bank itself against loss from forging, dishonesty and carelessness. DEMONSTRATION For the next two weeks, during banking hours, The RECORDAK will be on DEMONSTRATION in our lobby. One of our staff is in charge of the display and you are invited to come in and see'it in operation. T H E N A T I O N A L B A N K ' A N D T R U S T C O M P A N Y O F C O N N E L L S V I L L E .Member of Federal Deposit Iiisurnnco'Corporalion.

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