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1'AGE FOUR. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1038. (ftaurar WE COURIER COMPANY . 'amcsJ. Driscoll.-_ _ ,,. ;. A. Doncgan ... Valtcr S. Stimmcl _. amcs M. Driscoll i. Wylic Driscoll f -- Publisher .President and Gehcral Manager Secretary and Trcasuicr I 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 ??..50 for six nonths by mail If paid in advance. Entered as second class matter at the Postofiice, Conncllsvlllc, Pa. THURSDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 17, 1038. rusu VALUE IIEJIONSTKATED The Community Fund h;is more than justified Its existence in the minds of the men and women who head the participating organizations. It has made it possible for them to carry on to a degree they had not visioned when it was launched last spring. It has opened new channels ot endeavor. Its accomplishments have paved the way for e_v:n_gr.eater_su.c.ce9CwHen the time_ for another campaign, tho-second," rolls-around. Of first "importance, success "of the venture has made -it possible for -the qrganization_-to stahtTby its promise there would he but one annual solicitation of funds_to provide for the needs of the community as planned in its setup. Recital of the facts dealing with the operation of the fund at the annual dinner of the directors Tuesday night served to inspire them to greater interest in the community and to 'added zeal tor its -welfare as exemplified by the organization. Every agency which shared reported enlarged work and greater efficiency. A composite reaction of -~Uie"spok~esmen-might"T)e:~ "'-We are'mightily pleased with e Community- Fundjhas done for us. 'We are back of Chairman Daniel Durie sounded, the keynote for the -Tfuture when he commented::;, "I am sure we are going out ^rofiliere determined to_do an-even better job in the next : ~drive.".rThe enthusiastic' applause which greetefl his words · reflected the support'his colleagues are ready to give. In the same way the people of tho community should stand ready to back the directors. Hardly a person, if there ' be any, who did aot'share directly or indirectly through the , work carried on by the numerous agencies listed as participants. It is without .doubt. the best means thai has been '- developed for meeting the welfare needs of the community. WEST PENJT HAS FAITH IS CITY In the interest of more efficient operation, the West Penn System is preparing to consolidate^its -motor and service departments in Connellsvillc. The change will be effective April 1. It is to be 'accomplished by transferring 20 employes from Pittsburgh. Many of-ttiem arc veterans -in the service--high class citizens who will makcivaluable . - additions to the life of tho community. -With thc;Tnembers of their families they will materially increase tho popula- __tion. The business level will be raised proportionately. rvJn fact the transfer will be equivalent to acquisition of a -"sizeable industry. TM " Not only is the transfer a manifestation of continued --interest of the power company in the community, in which -' : -it has a large financial investment, but it' is alio an indication of the faith of Its officials in our future. On the other hand we .as a people seeking our own advancement have ;-'very substantial reasons to reciprocate when the opportun- - ity is offered. And if reports that have gone the rounds ..for some time in connection with the current changes --prove'true we will eventually have more reason to bless the , day we became a part of the West Penn family. BfTJJIWrATH»"AIr POLICIES UJTDER FIRE A strange situation is that in which it becomes necessary for the members of Congress to demand of the President what his plans and policies with regard to our relations with other nations are. Actually there should bo a close community of Interest between the Chief Executive and tho two bodies which make the laws he is chosen - by ,the people to execute: , . -. .- Ever since his Chicago^speech about "quarantining" .-outlaw nations there has bcei} speculation as to his mean. ing. It is charged his plan is to build up a navy with power '· to' pplice^'the outlaws.'The President "chooses" to .keep £·. Congress in the dark.-Naturally this attitude stirs up dis- ~cord.".As'a rule the lawmakers would be set-against any rsuch, policing. ^:, ~~ ~-~ .'---. .. . . ; .~. ' Either~the~President makes statements on the spur j-of;the-moment which heJCihds.difficulty explaining away r or.he 4s willfully keeping the members of Congress in the ^dark' "as to -his plans. He. has" not yet said he-was mis- . quoted. The controversy over his holding company re- to reportere-was enough for a while. - '_ - , GAMES OF CHATS'CE IX CHURCHES :·_ . Bishop Georg? Craig Stewart of- the. Episcopal Diocese of Chicago has ordered all parishes under his rjiirisdiction to .abolish :gambling devices and games of _-'ehanco "to prevent church-standards from falling to the L-levcT-jbr.the-tindervorld.',.'.. We wonder, whether all his "congregations , -will 1 willingly -fall into line. Games of chance of one kind or another have become so common they arc hardly looked upon as gambling. But tho bishop is outspoken in his denunciation. He condemns the practice as "a cancerous invasion of oar social vigor and health." "Slot machines, handbooks, roulette wheels, bingo games and chances litter the landscape," he says. "Even 'the church lias been affected with the disease." The duty of the'church, says the bishop, "is to hold a higher standard to the world. When it permits gambling under its patronage or for benefits it is lowering its standards to the still lower standards of the underworld." Many churches are said to be permitting gambling in _ what is looked upon as a harmless form. TIGHTEK LIQUOK CONTROL DEMANDED Complaint of Judge Ralph II. Smith of Pittsburgh that "'Allegheny county is infested with Joints, honkey tonks, phoney barbecues, dives, one-man clubs and fake organizations" might well bo-applied to other counties, perhaps to a lesser degree. Just any kind of place to make possible'the sale of liquor seems to be the rule. The judge warns that if public confidence is to be retained in the administration of the liquor business it must be utterly freed of politics. To help control the situation tho jurist proposes fingerprinting 'license applicants, display of pictures of owners and bartenders in places of fcale, uniforin'closing hours and other requirements. Reputable dealers would do well to go along with better regulation proposals, in t h e i r own intoroBt. TROUBLE IN PARADISE! ^^la^^^^L/^"' r W/iat's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Feb. 17.--Major General Johnson Hjpooci cannot very well be dusciplined for lolling the House of Representative*' Navnl Ar- fairs Committee, us he did recently, that (in his opinion) America 1 ! "national defense In being mndc the football of politics." The general piactically Is punishment proof. In efTcct, lie is in the position of nn individual who already h.-n been beheaded and who then does something else that the executioner would like to behead him for; the same person's head can't be amputated more than once in succession HjKOod is the identical general who, as a witness before an earlier congressional committee, referred to WPA checks as "stage money." For having done so he was militarily suspended, which caused quite a scandal, on the ground that it was unfair to penalize nn army officer for testifying conscientiously, according to his lights, under a subpena which he was bound by law to recognize. Indeed, the row was such that he presently was reinstated. However, there arc "more ways of killing a cat than choking it with cream." Though reinstated, the general was transferred (amounting to demotion). Next he was retired ahead of his time. General Hagood found no especial fault with the pending $,800,000,000 navy building program. He agreed that, perhaps, an $800,000,000 American Navy is needed. What he asked was: Why is it needed, nnd how is it going to be used? ' We all know that the internati jnnl outlook is bilious. Possibly that answers the question, "Why?" But, "How?" Are we creating strength to keep us neutral? · Or arc wo creating it to enable -tis to recommend ourselves as a formidable ally to other powers that we max chance to consider In the right?--when the mix-up does come. : ' General Hagood docs not want to leave this issue to the President to decide. * It is a constitutional principle that the President cannot declare war; the delaration must be congressional. Still, it is a comimmplcicc that pi evidential policy generally is such that, when the time comes, Congrcts, has no choice. Basically, conbtitutionally, it Is up to Congress. "Well, then, urges General Hasood, "let Congress assert itself before the last minute." "Let the President tell Congress what his aims are," demanded Senator Hiram W. Johnson. "No!" answers General Hagood, in effect, "Let Congress tell the President what he can do." The general is a heap-sight better constitutionalist than most of the legislators on Capitol Hill. Facrographs The American Indians' favorite battle time was early dawn, when they had the benefit of a good night's rest, and the enemy was not yel awake. It has been pro\ed that more than 70 pei cent of all furs sold in the United States are not mnikctcd undei their ti ue n mc The right side of tho human body is controlled by the left aide ot the brain, psychologists baj. In the Day's News Brid Comment rfl Current Evuiti Hera and Therm. One wonders what was in the mind of » corporation attorney who ottered five million dollars to President Roosevelt should he resign the Presidency within five months. Also why the "tremendous burst of enthusiasm" the odor created. Regardless of one's attitude toward tho Preii- dent and nil policies it would not take n moment's thought to decide the offer ii absurd and would not even be considered. People do queer thing! in limes of stress. Your Income Tax Two thousand member* In the Faycttc County Fish and Giimc Protective Association it the Konl of n membership compalcn just launched. To stimulate Interest prizes of 525, $15 and $10 nre ofTtrcd for the three i leader* in ilRnlng members. The Courier was asked to emphasize that memberships secured before this week will not count. The campaign will end April 12. Herr Hitler used the same inducement to have Chancellor SchuschniRK of Austria bow to the will of the German Nazis in naming n cabinet with which he broke down opposition to his policies at home--force. Large bodies of troops mobilized on the border convinced the chancellor it was the better part of vnlor to bow to Der Fuehrer. Safety crusaders should include in their ndvicc to motorists the finding of the Bureau of Public Roods in Washington that Saturday evenings, between 7 nnd 8 o'clock, nrc the periods of greatest danger of accidents. Use a little extra caution during that time, the bureau recommends. It isn't the urge of political expediency that makes the judges of the courts in Uniontown and other attaches of the Courthouse attend the annual dinners of the New Haven Hose Company. There must be something about the proverbially good dinners the firemen provide and the good fellowship they exhale. Every year finds the members of the judi- ciury nnd other county officials on hand. It was so Tuesday night when they gathered, as of yore, at Greenwood M. E. Church. Eighty-six Fayctte county boys with an inclination for military training mny have the opportunity of spending four weeks in July and August in training at a Citizens Military Training Camp, all expenses paid. For beginners the entrance ages are 17 to 24. Local applicants may get in touch with Harold F. Stduftcr. Earlc S. Areford of Uniontown is chairman of the county recruiting organization. NO. 22 Deduction for Contributions. Charitable contributions and gifts made by an Individual arc deductible within limitations provided by the revenue act. The organization to which the gift is made must mee several tests. The corporation, trust community chest, fund, or foundation must be operated exclusively for re llgious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes, or for thi prevention of cruelty to children o animals; and if a substantial part o iti activities Is carrying on propa ganda or otherwise attempting to in flucncc legislation, it fails to pass thi tests. No part of the organization': income mny inure to the benefit o any private stockholder or individual Contributions made to a missionary fund, church building fund, and fo the benefit of other activities of the i-hurch nre deductible. Pew rents, assessments, and dues paid to churches arc regarded (is contributions. Gift to n corporation or association organized or devoted to the ndvanccmen of learning pri« deductible. Gifts to an mdividu.il are not dc d -rlible. but if i 'tide to n chnritabl organization, ns defined by the rcve nue net, may be deducted even though the organization distribute funds among the individual bencfl claries. In st-noral, the deduction is limitcc lo 15 per cent of the net income exclusive of thu contributions. Corporate contributions arc de ductible when made to or for the us of n domestic corporation, domcsti trust, or domestic community ches fund, or foundation which meets th same tests as those made for re clpicnti of individual contributions but in the case of contributions o gifts to n trust, chest, fund, or foun dation, only if the contributions o gifts are to be used within the Unite States. Deduction of corporate con tributions- is limited to five per cen of flic net income, exclusive of th contributions. Revere, Revolutionary War hero, still ore in use. Kittens arc born blind for their own protection. Nature prevents them from straying before they arc able to take care of themselves. A WOMAN TALKS Just to know thnt he's* content With tho wny my life is spent; Just to know I needn't fear Any word thnt I would lirnr; Needn't hung my licnd to htdp Any \vmcc o£ wounded prlcic, Needn't to'-s upon my bed Sick \vltli fenrful doubt nnd dread. At the das no winning by. Let the burdc'tih heavy He; Let the wny be lonK nnd sleep Still my couraec I \\111 keep; On the battlefield ot men He may /ail nnd fnll again. .*· To all else I'll stay resigned If he'll give me peace of mind M f i y bcJK m;mur.iUurcd by Kml | SOON BE HOUSE CLEANING TIME! You'll soon lie nrcdin? all kinds 111 u n u s u a l tliinys for spring house cleaning. Here is a list of items you may not know \\c stock: Pitrchmcnt Butler Paper Drop Cloths Ladders Paper Hanscr Tools Cellophane in Rolls Vltrophanc In Rolls Wall Paper Cleaners Paint Cleaners I'loor Oil \V.ill I'aper Removers Kli-elric Floor S.imlrre Klcctric Floor Wafers Wall Papers Paints Enamels Varnishes Brushes Window Glass Plate Glass Pfeturc Frames Display Cards SlKn Painter Krushes Cold Le.if Silver Leaf 122 South I'ittslMiri; Street. 1'honc »t1. AVall Paper (Muss Ijiinis Painti Today in Washington By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON, Feb. 17.--Polit- ally speaking, the new farm law is eflnitely related to the probpcct that Tcsident Roosevelt may again win ontrol ot bpth houses of Congress y a substantial margin after tho )33 election's have been held. The expenditure of $500,000,000 or "soil conservatior^," together with thcr benefits through loans and ubsldlcs means the continuation of Jemocratic rule for many districts hich used to be Republican. Contemporaneously, the refusal of lie Republican party to go as far as he Democrats have gone in oupport- the Wagner Labor Relations Act ncans the continuance of the nty ote for the Democrats in substan- al quantities from among the work- rs who hold the balance of power. Thus, while the farmer-labor coal- Jon is not a political organization or vcn an affiliated mechanism of con- urring groups, there is, for all prac- ical purposes, a farmer support and labor backing, respectively, for the Roosevelt Administration which the onscrvativcs of the Republican party lo not apparently take into account. The Republican conservatives ore alking of making a coalition with Democratic conservatives as if this ombination were numerically strong nough to assure a majority in pjthor he congressional or presidential clcc- ions. Actually, the balance of power is held by a substantial number of armors, who have been weaned away from the Republican ticket by Roosevelt bounties and benefits, and by the labor vote ol the cities From a proportion of probably 60 per cent Jemocratic in the old days the labor As Others Think SENATOR GUFFEY'S POSITION (Greensburg Review.) Since the ascendency of United States Senator Joseph F. Guffcy to he place of undisputed boss of the Democratic party in Pennsylvania some people have been inclined to compare his position with that of the ate United States Senator Boise 'enrose when he was at the peak of his power. The slating of candidates for Governor, United States Senator, Lleu- cnant Governor and Secretary o: ntcrnal Affairs gives Senator Guffey his first big opportunity to demonstrate whether or not hs Is a second ?enrosc. Those familiar with political history arc well aware that a so-calle political boss must take plenty abuse. Thus far Senator Guffcy has xxsi able to take it just as the grea: ?cnrose was able to do. Gufley faces one situation which Penrose never had to face, namely the division of spoils after a brief three years of Democratic rule in the ;totc. Pcnrosc inherited the Cameron-Quay political machine and built it to greater dimensions. Guffey's Job is to try to keep a new ohtical machine which has already developed many squeaks and rattles rom falling apart. Too many of those close to the XDlllical situation believe that Sena- or GufTcy was sincere in his desire be Governor of the State to discount that proposition. His coalition tor the past several years with John L. Lewis and other labor leader constitutes an entirely new politica [actor in the State of Pennsylvania To handle it adroitly is no small job From the western end of the Stati comes a sizable boom for Democrat!. State Chairman David L. Lawrono as the party's choice for Governor Lawrence has been in an cxcellen position to build his fences for sue! a boom. While Gufley may have hai the last word on patronage it wa Lawrence who actually doled it out The next few weeks of strategy under Senator Guffey's direction wil write a new and perhaps histori page in the politics of the State. otc now lias Increased to something ike 85 pel- cent Democratic. These igurcs are based on polls taken lath- r uniformly in manufacturing plants n 1936 and there is no reason to uppose that there has been any hangc unless the recession has produced some temporary discontent. But here again the Roosevelt Administration comes forth with gen- rous relief appropriations, and the , man who loses his job is prevented ' rom becoming resentful, especially vhen the labor leaders tell him tho whole depression is the result o'. a conspiracy of capital to embarrass Vlr. Roosevelt politically. All these things may be painful acts for ,the conservatives to rccog-' mze, but they arc none the less po- · itlcal facts of prime importance. Unil the big groups of voters aforemen- \ ioncd have reason to believe they will get as much if not more economic rewards or benefits out of Rc- aublican rule than Democratic rule, the speeches of Lincoln Day and the Slcnn Frank committees will be of :ittle avail. It may sound unorthodox, but paternalism is a political truth of prime importance. It is a significant thing that not a single Republican leader or national party spokesman, either inside or outside of Congress, has ever made a speech supporting the Wagner Act and pledging that, if he has anything to say about it in the councils of the party which draft a 1940 platform, tie will undertake to secure a wholehearted endorsement of the act as it stands, but with possible additions to assure Impartial enforcement When the Republicans can do things that convince and persuade labor unions that a Republican victory will not mean the sabotage of the "Magna Charta" of labor--the Wagner Act--then It will be time to consider whether the Republicans have any chance to control -the national government again in the next several years. Virtually the same thins may be r said of the farm control law. When the Republicans are ready to offer the farmers--or at least a big marginal group of farmers who are now being bcncQtted by the present Administration--something that assures a stable farm income, then the'Kc-- publicans can hope to recapture the very important segment of the farm vote which caused so many agricultural states to turn from an 20 per *· , cent Republican vote in 1928 to a 40 per cent Republican vote in 1936. It may be, of course, a bit different with Mr. Roosevelt off the ticket this year and it is also probable that, in the industrial areas, there will bo a falling off of Democratic strength among various groups usually described as "the middle class." But as long as there is a $500,000,000 annual subsidy for the farmer and more than 51,000,000,000 a year spent on relief and a strong Administration support of the Wagner Act, the Republicans can do much talking about a coalition of conservatives and still be far from making a dent in tht most powerful voting combination-- nof coalition--which has ever been seen in American politics, the farmer and the laborer. Wife Preservers Uao a very sharp knlfa to cut fruit cako Into thin slices. Dtp tho knlSi Into warm water frequently. This will prevent the cako from crumbling:. Money Loaned ON YOUR AUTOMOBILE UNPAID BALANCES RE-FINANCED *251. *300 Co// or See Us It You Need Money For Any Emergency Moderate Repayments Fayette Loan Co. 510 Title Trust Co. Bldg. Telephones 244-866 BONDED TO THE STATE Connellsvllle, Pa. Prompt, Courteous, Convenient Service Lowest Prices--Finest Cars--Largest Selection SPACE PERMITS LISTING m,V A FEW OF THE 3IAXY BARGAINS IS OUR. STOCK! 1935 Plymouth Sedan 13:15 DcSoto Coupe 1935 ]oilg;e Sedan Ifl. 1 ! I Dodge, Sedan 1!;M PI}mouth Coupe !!):::{ P l y m o u t h Coupe 11)33 Plymouth Sedan IIKtlt DcSoto Sedan 1037 Plymouth Sedan I!)3(5 DoSoto Airflow Sedan 1930 DcSoto Alrbtream Sedan 1930 Plymouth Sedan 1»8« Plymouth Coupe 1935 Plymouth Coupe 1935 Plymouth Conch COMPLETE SERVICING FACILITIES Ini'liidiiiir HcnuVr :inl lioilv lt«'|air-

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