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THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1939. THE DAILY COURIER. CONNBLLSVILLE. PA. PAGE NINE. Largest Army Grant Since War Reported By United Press. WASHINGTON, Mar. 2. -- The House Appropriations Committee today reported to the House a $499,857,936 money bill for the War Department for the year beginning July 1. It was the largest regular Army appropriation since the World War. y This action initiated another phase oÂ£ President Roosevelt's broad National defense program of which an air force expanded to at least 5,500 planes is a key point. . The committee recommended immediate expenditure oi $50,000,000 mostly for Air Corps expansion and all of this sum was cash except $19,505,088. This amount was an authorization to contract for combat planes. , The sum allotted for immediate expenditure, without waiting for the new fiscal year to start, will buy 551 combat planes, and 14 photographic planes. That will raise to 1,690 the number of planes to be delivered within 18 months. Committee Chairman David I. Walsh, D., Mass., indicated that the Guam development still is a live issue as the Senate resumed debate on the Army's , emergency defense bill authorizing increase oÂ£ the Air Corps up to 6,000 planes, Walsh said his committee has "an open mind" on the proposals to authorize harbor developments on Guam--only 1,300 miles from the Japanese mainland. I. C. Hi-lites Group Picture Retaken. Members oi the senior class are the targets for many wisecracks from their lower classmates. Alter two unsuccessful attempts at a group picture for their invitations thi senior class posed a third time. They hope that no shadows or blurred faces spoil this picture as they are Sired of hearing the tale, "You broke Ihe camera." "Yes, I'm a Business Man." Not only have the boys and girls nÂ£ the bookkeeping cfess assumed the responsibilities of business people with their new practice sets but they also have acquired a business man's attitude toward each other. "Miss Secretary, did you enter this letter in your flies?" says the so-called "employer." "Yes," she says, "I entered it under cancelled orders." Clubs Have Pictures Taken. The Spanish and Latin Clubs had their pictures taken for the yearbook. Seniors Enter Contest. Many members of the senior class are taking advantage of the essay writing contest sponsored by- the Elks. Three cash prizes are to be given to three persons among their number. Smoked Fish! The biology students are studying the effects of tobacco on the body oÂ£ individuals. They "smoked" a fish to show the dangers of smoking. Chemistry Students Take Test. The chemistry students have taken a test on the unit ot ionization. What a Typing: Class! What a typing class! That was the thought of many teachers and students who: passed the typing room Tuesday evening. If the individuals had Investigated they would have found the class composed entirely of seniors. These amateur senior typists were attempting to -write their essays on "Americanism." To Attend Lenten Devotions. Students of the seventh and eighth grades and high school were requested to attend the Lenten devotions on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Shaff Shirts Create Stiffness. The "shag" shirts made and worn by the sophomore lassies have given many pupils of the high school stiff necks. It Is necessary to stretch the neck from side to side and read upside down to determine what names appear on the shirts. Veteran Trainman Killed in B. 0. Yard On Retirement Eve CUMBERLAND, Md., Mar. 2.-Hugh W. Burke, 67, yard conductor of the Baltimore Ohio Railroad, who had planned to retire in several days, was fatally injured when a locomotive backed into him in the South Cumberland yards. According to crewmen, Burke left a switchman's box along the tracks and started across with a driving rain whipping into his face. The rain clouded his vision and the giant engine backed into him. Burke, who lived at 27 Blackslone avenue, came of a "railroaduy" family" which has contributed a total'of 224 years of service to the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. His father died at SO after 25 years of service, 17 which were spent as agent at Keyser, W. Va. Ke loft eight stalwart sons, including Hugh W., all of whom became railroad men. Named C. of C. Secretary. WAYNESBURG, Mar. 2.--Word has been received here that Kalph Bradford has been named, secretary of the United States Chamber of Commerce with headquarters in Washington. He is a native of Whitely township and was graduated from Waynesburg High School. His father. John Bradford, now lives in Washington. Chains Set Pace for Pennsylvania Gcering Claims Nazi Air Force Is Unbeatable Drove Death Trolley "Miss Pennsylvania Days" keynotes the.ton-day-campaign initiated by 46 of the state's chain store systems to- build Pennsylvania prosperity. - j Drive marks 80th anniversary of founding of first chain by George Hunlington Hartford (left). At right is Fred W. Johnson, chairman of the Chain Store Committee for Pennsylvania Prosperity. Purpose of the drive is to restore purchasing power by increasing demand for Pennsylvania grown and manufactured products, stepping ip industrial activity and reducing unemployment. "The chain stores spend S30!).- 000,000 annually for purchases of the products of Pennsylvania Urms and factories," Johnson said. "All participating chains have reported increased buying orders ns a result of Pennsylvania Days." Johnson listed other annual chain expenditures as S24.800.000 for rent. S9.300.000 for advertising, S12.400.000 for transportation, fuel and other services, and $74.200.000 for payrolls. Boy Poisoned -- Sister Spared Having written a farewell note, Mrs. Lydia Van Dusen, 37, of PeekskilJ, N. Y.,.swallowed strychnine after giving; the poison to her son, Richard, ,6, and "William Hoffman, 12, a neighbor. Mother and son died. Richard is shown with bis sister who was at a motion picture show while the tragedy was being: enacted. 49 Bearded Miners End Sit-Down Strike By United Press. ONEIDA, Pa., Mar. 2.--This community and nearby Sheppton turned out enmasse today to greet 49 bearded miners who-arose to the surface after nearly seven days underground in the Wolfe ; Collieries Company mine here on a sit-down strike.- They received their current wages and were promised that negotiations would be started within a few days lor 1937 back pay. The miners struck originally for their current $24,793 payroll, but later decided to deniar.d the 1937 bade wages. ' ' Has Foot Amputated. UNIONTOWN, Mar. 2.--Charles Wehsing, 36, of Buffington, had part of his left loot .amputated at Uniontown Hospital after an accident in the Buffington mine of H. C. Frick Coke Company. A machine ran over the xoot of the man who is employed as a snapper. .- Â· William G. Hummel Dies. SOMERSET, 'Mar. 2.--William G. Hummel, 68, a native of Scalp Level, died in a Pittsburgh hospital. He leaves his wife, three children, and two grandchildren. SHIELD EXPERT HERE II. M. SHEVNAN, widely fcmm;n expert of Chicago, will personally be at the Albert Hotel, Greensburg Saturday, only, March 4, from 9 A, M. to G P. M. Mr. Shcvnan says: The Zoetlc Shield is a tremendous improvement over all former methods, -cflccting immediate results. It will r.ot only hold the rupture perfectly but increase the circulation, strenethens Ihe weakened parts, thereby closes the opening. in ten days on the j average case, regardless oÂ£ heavy lilting, i straining or any position the body may ; ' assume no matter the size or location. A nationally known scientific method. No under straps or cumbersome arrangements and, absolutely no medicines or. medical treatments. Mr. Shcvnan will he filad to demonstrate Â·without charge. Add. 64-11 N*. RICHMOND ST., Chicago. Large Incisjonul Hernia, or rupture following surgfc.nl operation especially solicited. . ' Alderman Munk's Brother Dies In Czechoslovakia BERLIN, Mar. 2.--Field Marshal Hermann Goering '.old the nation today that, its air force was unbeatable. | He said the German air force was the deciding factor in the Munich conference, when Germany caused Great Britain and France to agree to the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia. He promised that it would be made j even more powerful because of the world arms race. \ The occasion was the oflicial fourth } birthday of the new German air j force. Goering, minister of aviation, i commander in chief of the air forces,: dictator of. the four year plan for j economic self sufficiency and r i g h t ; hand man of Adolf Hitler, addressed j the nation by radio. "Let us not deceive ourselves," he said. "The political situation is disordered. Moreover, the armament j fever'has gripped most countries of the world. Thus further expansion of the German air force is necessary.! "The German air force is the most modern and most efficient in the world. Â· "The German air force is the terror; of our opponents, and it will remain so." Then, asserting that at Munich, respect for the Nazi air force brought the agreement to dismember Czecho- j Slovakia, Goering said: "It was a caution to all wiio were eaaei^to attack Germany. I am proud that ihe air force played this role. "I believe in the invincibility of the German air force." Goering appealed to youth to become air minded and to volunteer for n i r service. Today marked the anniversary of the day in 1935--two weeks before the reintroduction of compulsory military service--when Nazi Germany announced to the world that it h;id an air force, in defiance of the military clauses of the Versailles Treaty. Germany had then perhaps 1,000' planes. Today it is estimated t h a t ' she hns 10.000. A weapon of terrible j ixnver had been forged over the ashes of the 15,000 World War planes destroyed at the order of the World War victors. Some experts now estimate the German airplane production rate lo equul that of the United Suites, Great Britain and France combined. Goering. an outstanding World War nee, successor to Richhofen as Gor- } mnny's greatest war flier, had built i the air force from nothing. Hence ' lodoy \vris his own day, and Germans j were warm in his praise. Senaie Hearing On Guam Project To Begin Monday By United Press. . WASHINGTON, Mar. 2.--The Senate Naval Affairs Committee announced today that it v/ill open hearings Monday on authorization oÂ£ a 85,000,000 harbor and airport development at Guam which was stricken from the Â§48,800,000 naval base bill by the House. Edward F. Hanley, operator of the trolley which jumped rails in the Roxbury section of Boston, tilling: sis persona and injuring forty, is booked by.police on technical charge , of manslaughter and released in $2,000 bait He said the brakes didn't hold. (Central Press} Roosevelt Niece "Weds. CHICAGO, Mar. 2.--Jane Delano, 19, a niece of President Koosevelt, and Bernard H, Bidder, Jr., 22, son of a New York newspaper publisher, were married. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Delano of New York. Aldermen Fred Munk of North Pittsburg street, roecoivcd word of the ith of hi.i brother, Chark-.s Munk, 87 years old, Sunday, February 5. a 'his home at Pragut, C7.t-choslovaV:in, where he had spent all of his life. Ho \V;KS a son uÂ£ the kite JeremUih and Catherine Munk. His wife preceded him in death. Mr'. Muni: was manufacturer and exporter of toys. A l d o r m n n Munk, 81 years old, is the only surviving member of the family. i Local Rofarian Speaks ! To Mount Pleasant Club ] Waiter S. Stimmel, member oÂ£ the | ConneHsviHe Rotary C'.ub, was the i i speaker at the weekly dinner of the | Rotary Club nt Mount Pleasant i Tuesday evening ,*it the National ; Hotel. His theme was ''The Delinquent j Boy," n discussion as to how the ; problem may be solved. j Save your clothes and have ' more time for leisure! New Fin-Flex .Agitator, w a s h e s cleaner, safely . . . Pressnre- Ator "Wringer protects every kind of fabric. . $49.5O up Find Out About Low Terms! FRANK R. SWEENEY 128 E. Crawford Avenue. I'bonc 977. SPECIAL! PSG HOG FEED $1.60 Scratch .... $1.43 16% Dairy ...',,..._ $1.10 B. Middlings $1.40 Brun $1.40 Special Prices on Roofing. Roof Cement Roof Pnint Phoue Connellsvillc. 1 0 7 -- U n l o i i t o w u , 70. Wo Deliver nt .Slight A d d i t i o n a l Cliiir;;c. To get out and dig in the garden is one of the most satisfying of pleasures. And it's nearly time again . . . thank goodness I Soon you can put in that border of liliiput zinnias and dwarf marigolds you've been planning all winter long. The seed books are bursting ,with new flowers. . H o w about your tools? Need a new rake this year? A hoe? And while you're checking up .... do the porch chairs need repainting? Should you get any new screens? Now is the time to buy. The advertisements in this newhpaper are filled with suggestions for spring purchases. Study them carefully. They'll help you weed out waste, both in your time and your money. SAVE! SAVE!! G'S Bought Back From Receiver's SALE! 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