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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, March 2, 1939
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PAGE TWELVE, THE DAILY COITRIER. CONNELLSVILLB. PA. T H U R S D A Y , MARCH 2, 11)39. Grand Jurors Score Racket Hold in County tiNlONTOWNl Mar. 2.--A report, threatening far-flung ramifications into the county's lackcl situation, \vai presented by the March grand jury Tuesday afternoon and that boay was "excused," not discharged, by Judge W. Russell Cart- *n event there is further need of its services- be^oie the June teim o£ criminal court opens. Action of the jtny was taken in some circles as an indication that it will be recalled to hear rocom-i mendations of the couit-appointed blue ribbon committee that may lead to indictment as a result of an inquiry into alleged unethical conduct of attorneys and reported bribery and corruption of public officials and officers. The grand jury, in its leports: Scathingly denounced inability of the county's law enforcement agencies to curtail illegal operations. Denounced the power built tip by one outstanding racketeer--"an alien who is not even a citizen ot these United States." Recommended that if county peace officers are not sufficient in numbei nor capable of. handling the situation, that the courts import outside investigators "to break up the rackets in this county." Rebuked State liquoi agents for the flimsy evidence presented in support of liquor law violations in a number of cases. Rebuked responsible persons for laxity in collection of fines previously imposed on defendants who were brought before this giand jury on similar charges. Recommended that the courts look into cases where fines have not been paid to determine reasons why tlie money was not forthcoming fiom defendants who, since, -were re-arrested for repetition of the violations. March grand jury, through admissions obtained from Charles H. Cale, former city clerk now serving a prison term for embezzlement of approximately $13,000 in city funds over a four-year period, completely exonerated Councilman Cameron LaClair fiom all complicity in tne illegal transactions. For lack of sufficient evidence, the fact-finding body also refused to indict Meyer Bree, -well-known local business man, on lottery violations. Judge Carr, after hearing report of the grand juiy and praising members for their conscientious devotion to their duties, declared it was not his intention to discharge them "at this time." "I will only excuse you," he court said, "in case there is necessity of recalling you for further seivice. You have done fine work and a considerable volume of work during the time you have been in session. "You will be excused, now, unti such a time as the June grand jury is called to serve.' The statements of Judge Carr were taken as an indication that this grand jury stands to be re-covwenec should the investigation of the courts' especially appointed Blue Ribbon committee warrant such action. Scathing denouncement by the March grand jury, in a final repoi' Tuesday, put all county enforcemen agencies "on the spot" when the courts were asked "to call in outside investigators if the number of peace officers in this county are neither sufficient in number or capable breaking up the racket situatior here." At tlie same time, grand jurors, throufJi their foreman, Oliver G. Arison, expressed, consternation and arrnzement that "one person, an alien, caii come into this county and build up such power for himself" as was evidenced in testimony of witnesses called in various racket cases hcaid by them during the last week. Liquor agents also came in for a severe rebuke when grand jurors declared that some of these cases were brought in on flimsy evidence and directed the court to make investigation of "repeaters" who have never paid fines in cases previously disposed of by judges. Mr. Arison, reading the report which carried the signature of each grand juror, said: "Curing our days of service as grand jurors, we heard of crime in practically all its phases, from misdemeanor to murder. "That a number of these cases should never have reached the grand jury, we agree. "It is true that the law \vas violated. But these violations were of such a trifling nature, we feel they should have been disposed of out of court, if possible. "We have in mind, especially, the liquor law violations. In so many of these cases, the amount found was so small that, in all piobabihty, it was for home consumption. "Several liquor law violators were old offenders--m some instances, fourth oflenders, and, in one instance, Radio Information At a Glance Eddie Guest a Granddad TONBGHT WCAE--1221 KC. G:00--Metropolitan Operaloguc. 6:13--Evening News. 6 25--Sports. 6 30--Sa:;o-Piano G:45--Sweet and Low. 7:00--Amos and Andy. 7:15--Vocal Varieties. 7:30--Mano Cozzi. 7:45--Inside of Sports. 8:00--Rudy Vallee. 9:00--Good News of 103!). 10:00--Music Hall. 11:00--News Parade. 11:10--Bernie Cummins' Orch. 11:30 Chailes Barnett's Oich. 12:00--Van Alexanders Orch 12:30--Bob Ciosby. 1:00-- Dance Orch. KDKA-- 980 KC. (i 00 -- News; sports: weather. 13 OG -- Your Movie Muguzmc of the Ail 6:15 -- Manuel L'ontiauV Oit.i. G:KO -- Music -- Sports. 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FRIDAY WCAE 7:00--Program Resume. 7:00--Morning Express. 8:00--News. · 8:15--Today's Almanac. 8:30--Do You Remember. 8:45--Hits and Encoies. 9:00--Lillian Malone. 9.15--Gems of Melody. 9:30--The Band Goes To Town. 9:45--Secret Diary. .0:00--Central City. .0:15--John's Other Wife. 10:30--Just Plain Bill. 0:45--Woman in White. 11:00--David Harum. .1:15--Lorenzo Jones. 11:30--Youn» Widdow Brown. 11:45--Road of Life. .2:00--Studio Time Signal. 12:00--News 12:10--Melodies. 12:15--The O'Neills. 12:30--Midday Seienade 12:45--Singin' Sam. 1:00--Armchair Quartet. 1:15--Sophisticated Ladies. 1:30--Beinie Cummins' Oich. 1:45--Voice of Experience. 2 00--Raoul Nadeau. 2:15--Polly Entertains. 2:30--Kitty Keene. 2.45--Musical Trial. 3:00--Mary Marhn. 3:15--Ma Perkins. 3:30--Pepper Young's Family. 3:45--Guiding Light. 4:00--Backstage Wife. 4:15--Stella Dallas. 4:30--Vic and Sade 4:45--Girl Alone. 5.00--Dick Tracy. 5:15--Your Family and Mine. 5:30--Jack Armstrong. 5:45--Orphan Annie. 6:00--Stardust. 6:15--Evening News. 6:25--Sports. 6:30--Muted Music. 6:45--News tjf the Road. 7:00--Amos and Andy. 7:15--Jimmy Fidler. 7:30--Lightening Jim. 8:00--Lucille Manners. 9:00--Waltz Time. 9:30--Death Valley Days. 10:00--Guy Lombardo's Orch. 10:30--Uncle Ezra. 10:45--Johnny Duffy. 11:00--News Parade. 11:10--Billy Sherman's Otch 1T30--Joe Vcnut's' Orch 12-00--Sammy Ksye's Oich. 12.30--Ina Rae Hutton's Orch. 1:00--Bernie Cummins' Orch. KDKA 6:30--Curly M.ller. 6:45--Farm Markets. 7:00--The Musical Clock. 7.15--Western 1'inrls. 7'30--Musical Clock 7.4S--Uncle Russ.. 8 00--Nm 8:05--Musical C.ock 8:15--Dr. Sunsh-nc 8:30--Musical Clock 9:00--Shopping Circle. 9:15--Linda's First Lore 9:30--The Editor's Daughter. 9:45--On the Mall. 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Minstre'f fi 00--Ruth Carh.'i' 5*15--llowic Wing 5.30--Baron Ell.oil's OlLhcstia. G.05--Manhattan Serenade, 6:15--News of ..the world. 6:30--Bob Trout. 6:45--Talk of the Town. 7:00--County Seat. 7.15--Lum and Abner. 7-30--History fcpeuk-i 7 !5--Benny Burton's Orch. 8 00--Fi-st N -Ihter. 8 30--Burns nnd Allen. 9:00--Orson Welles. 10.00--Grand Central Station. 10.30--We, The July 10.45--To be amounted. 11:00--News ot the world. 11.15--Leighlon Noble's Oich. 31 30--Jimmy Dorsey's Oicli. 12.00--Ben Bernie s Oich. Now that he's a grandfather, Edgar A. Guest is in the market again foi instruction in the handling of babies. Ruth UormB, singer, demonstrates technique for testing; temperature of baby's bottle while the newspaperman-poet watches and opines that the method seems vaguely familiar. (Central Press) Italians in U. S. To Dative Land Repatriation of Italnns in Amfir- ca is to follow that now in progress in France, btad Dr. Nino Calabro, acting vice-contul o£ the Italian government in Pittsburgh, who added he already is accepting applications from Ilaiiart. Dr. Caljbio said "Mussolini \v: j nts to lecic.itc national pride for Ilohon people under the Italian flag.' 1 The acting vice-consul said there am about 5,000,000 Italians in the United States, most o£ whom came to this country directly before or after the Woiid War. "Now they will rotuin to Italy for the same reason they came here--to earn their bread and butter," Dr. Calabro declared, adding that American citizens cannot be accepted. Those given permission to return must fulfill a rigorous set of qualifications, among them good health, lack of cnminal reputation and high moral standard. Those chosen will retuin to Italy at the expense of the Italian government Each man returning will be able to take his family with him. Minors bom in this country are eligible but who have reached their ma- jonly and were born in this country must ictam their American citizenship. Colonization, ae said, will piovide the jobs and man of them will be sent to Afiica. Ho\vevei, each Individual can decide for himself whether or not he Will join tne colonization Siafe Department Opposes Changes in Teacher Tenure Law Dr. 3y International Newb Service HARRISBURG, Mar 2.--The Department of Public Instruction joined with Democratic legislators m opposition to the Edmonds bill which allegedly \vouid again irake employment of mjriied women teachers "a political issue." Emasculation of the much-debated Mundy Teache'V Ttmuie Act, passed during the Eaile Administration, claimed to Iwve removed 65,GOO teacherti ''fi om the gi ip of political domination," w,is, forecat-t by department officials should the Edmonds oill pass. The Edmonds measure, now before a Senate committee, would make it optional with school boards to hire or married teachers. It defines marriage as an "extra occupation" and gives school boards power to dismiss teachers who take on "additional occupations" without consent of the school board. Dr. Clarence E. Ackley, department expert on school law, declared that under the proposed measure, "some teachers might get permission to marry--and continue to teach--while others might not." Facing Patent Suit. NEW YORK, Mar. 2.--A $1,500,000 suit charging patent infringement Wus filed in U. S. District Court (against the Radio Corporation of ' American by the International Cai! riei Call Television Corporation. AIwas Sniffling... Can't Smell. ,, Can't Taste...Can't Enjoy Anything .. . Can't Breathe ATP you, too, a sl.-n c to cliokinp mucus trick- UUR do*n your thrtKU, due to calda 7 la it spul- iup you- enjoyment of life? la it mskinc you feel miserable ail over? Do you *ake up in the moraine ·win your nose and: throat blocked wtii phlegm? Gctsomc Mentholatum. This is n com- Iorl-nK balm containinK menthol, camphor, and soothing 01 U. Put a little in each nostril and rub it on the t'iroat and chest. Uappy rebel quickly fellows. Mcnthnlatum hclpi to clear out mucus and aids in clearing the breathini; passages. Its aootbinK. cooling wpera spread through the nose and throat. This reduce the irritation and helps Nature to restore a healthier condition. Asle your dniRRist for Menthotstum today. Osod by millions for over 40 years. In jars or tubes. 30i. fifth ofTcndei. "By questioning, we learned that these old ofTenders had either been found guilty or entered pleab, f.ncd approximately $200 m each case and had never paid a cent of these fines. "We weie unable to find out why the fines were never paid. If it is within our province, we would l.kc to suggest to the court that this apparent laxity on the part of boine ofliee connected with the court, be looked into. "We are particularly interested nnd deeply concerned in the racket situation existing in our county. "From the evidence, it is apparent Young Democrats' ]fox Patrol Wins Meeting to Be 1940 I T c ~ L , "Curtain-Raiser" ro °P 3 Contest HARRISBUHG, Mar. 2.--The National convention of the Young Democratic Clubs o£ America to be held in Pittsburgh August 10, 11 and 12 "will be a curtain-raiser" loi the 1940 presidential campaign, State President Joseph Barr said today. Among the expected 2n.OOO delegates and visitors, lie said, "eveiy presidential candidate or would-be candidate will be represented, and the trial balloons sent up at Pittsburgh are going to tell which way the political winds are blowing over the country." Election ol National officers for the ensuing two years will be a "highlight of the thiee-day conclave," Barr said. Meanwhile, the Pennsylvania Young Kcpublicans announced their annual State convention here May 2 would "oe marked by a dinner and dance in honor of William S Livengood, Jr., who will be installed that day as Secretary of Internal Affairs." State Chairman Frank C. Hilton said "several hundred delegates" were expected to attend the midweek conference. He sa.d the organization's executive committee would '·receive lor consideration, and possible pi escalation lo the, delegates, several amendments." The Fox Pdtiol v. on the inler- patiol meet conducted by Troop 5 last Friday evening. Tne contest, m charge of Assistant Scout-nasfc-i Clarence Yau,, was l u n oft in the following Older: Inspection drill, knot -. ng, fire by fnct'on, balloon relay, signalling, fust aid, 1'to by H i n t anil btuet and compasb The closeness of the- competition is shown in tlie scoies made by the participating patioU: Fox, 23'i; Flying Eagle 22; combination or Hound and Bobwhite, 22, and Panther, 12',j. E. Stanley Phillips, commibiioneV of the Connclkvillc distr.ct, and J. Whitney Soiss,on, cnaiiman ol '.lie advancement committee, attended the meeting and gave shoit taUst. Last Rites Held For Mrs. Ella Cooke The funeul service for Mis. Ella Cookc was, h"ld Monday afternoon at the hon-e. 208 East South stieet, with Rev I,. S Elliott, pastor ot Slethodibt Episcopal Chuich, ofTiciat- irg. Burial m HiJl Glove Cemetery. Tallbeaicrs u c r e Fred Rush, Joseph Soisson, Paul Daniels, Harry Soisbon, Eclgji Sv.-arlzuekle' and Boy B. Otto Mib. Cooke v,as a chaitcr member of Die Rhocid Dun/i Woman s Chns- tiaii Tempeianc-e Unon Sfciincr Injury Fatal. Paul Eielila, 20, Is.ipemmg, Mich., I-Jutiorud intei eollcgKile ski champion in 3337 aid I£H8 and a member ol the 101(1 L. S. Olympic team, died in Madison, W i b , of p-ieumoma which followed a s'viing injury at St Paul S. Release 58 Peasants. LATKOBE, Mai. 2.--Game Pro- teetoi R. D. Reed has icccived 58 pheasants fiom the State game farm at New Cabtle loi iclease in "Westmoreland county. that one person stand:* out head of these illegal opei.itionr* "Fuithei , and to m.ike muitoi ·; worse, this, person i^ not evon n riti- .£en o£ these Untied States. "How an alien can come into our county and build up for himself the power he apparently hn«. is beyond our understanding. "Tht-refure. Your Honoi i£ ihc- pic-^ent PCM co oflicci -^ of tai-- toun'o » ' 0 no* ·'UfTu ient in n iirbor urn up- able to cope with Ih'b situation, then we lecomrr.fnd to this court that out- tide irv-esligatoib be called in and given (ho job of breaking up the lackets in this county." The foreman also thanked the court and attaches. He "Wu take this opportunity of sub- | our report o£ the March, 1939, grand jury. | "We thank the com t to' the book- i lets explaining the duties of g l a n d ) juiors. They were most helpful and referred to often. | '·We thank the district attorney and j his assistant, Mr. Brown, foi then j assistance, counsel and patience. "\Ve have viaited the county home and the county jail On these visits, a.-! the we leceived the mo.-t cordial treat-1 ment Conditions m c-ach place were the \ f i y beat nnd U,e j u r y ,, mm-{ pleUly la'.ibtk'tl that thevr county 1 buildups an- m ih u mo,l capable I hands [ "L'oi the matrons and tipstaves who h a \ e bec,i in attendance during om -,t.ij, v,j ha\e onl the highest reE.iid. To e,,il of "ibom u e e x t e n d o u r niuM M I K O U - th i n k ^ l i l t ' l-'C 'l. ' Money Loaned ON YOUR AUTOMOBILE UNPAID BALANCES RE-FINANCED If Vou ecil A l o n e ) l-'oi 1 A n j tmcrgoncy Moderate Repayments Fayette Loan Co. Telephones 244-866 rnmiiit. 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