The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on March 3, 1939 · Page 4
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, March 3, 1939
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FOTJTt. tJ'KJUAY, MAHCtl 3, THE COURIER COMPANY James J. Driscoll R. A, Donegan ... Walter S. Stimmel James M. Driscoll J. VVylle Driscoll -- . _. Publishers President and Genorai Manager Secretary and Ticasurer ,, . Editor ~. . Associate Editor ,_ Advertising arid Business Manager MEMBER OF Audit Bureau of Circulations Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association Bureau of Advertising, A. N. ?. A. · Served by United Press and International News Service SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month; $5 per year, or S2.50 for six months by. mail if paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the PostofTice, Connellsville, Pa. FRIDAY EVENING. MARCH 3, 1939 1'ACELII ELECTION I'OPUiAK With the exception of the leadership of the dictator nations, the election of Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli as successor to Pope Pius XI appears to have -world-wide approval. The new pontiff lias been regarded as the foe of the totalitarian scheme of government. He was not given much consideration, in the pre-election forecasting. He had been practically eliminated by commentators, chiefly because precedent was against him. He had been papal secretary of state under Pius XI. Never before had a secretary of state been named to the papacy. In a time of unrest like that which prevails as ho ascends to spiritual rulership over more than 330,000,000 Roman Catholics, it is agreed the Sacred College could have- made no wiser choice. His eight years at the head of the Vatican's department of -world affairs should single him out as the ablest of the eligibles. His fluency of speech in numerous languages, including English, make him a valuable man for the office. Neither Mussolini nor Hitler wanted a diplomat, they desired a purely evangelical pope who would not interefere in their designs. A diplomat is the great need of the -world. The cardinals promptly elected one, thereby challenging the forces opposed to Christianity, and to democracj 7 -. Of interest to Americans is the fact that Plus XII is the only pope who ever visited the United States. As papal secretary of state he was here in the fall of 1936 and was entertained by the President at Hyde Park. He was visibly impressed by what he saw in America. It is agreed that no one in the Sacred College outside the three American cardinals has so wide acquaintance with American affairs. And that is true of the world, without exception. GREATNESS Iff A SMALL PLACE Winning a Nation-wide scholastic competition two years in succession is justifiable cause for elation on the part of persons participating in the unusual honor. Such is the record made possible by the staff of the Perryopolis Grade School News. A story on the subject of tuberculosis and Christmas Seals, one of the weapons employed to combat the "white plague," appearing in the health issue of the "News," was awarded first place by the judges which studied entries from all parts of the country. -School News was similarly honored in 1937. A copy of the issue will be placed on display in New York March 9,10 and 11, as a part of a special exhibit at the annual meeting of the Columbia University Scholastic Press Association, where it will be viewed by several thousand school editors and faculty advisors. The feat of the News staff will bring thousands in closer touch with a little- known community named after a famous American naval commander and situated near the ruins of a grist mill erected and operated under the direction, of the first President of the United States. Every little helps to put. a place on the map. These grade students have done their part. Certainly the editor-in-chief, Mary Lou Cartwright, and her staff, together with the faculty advisor, are to be congratulated because of the honor that has come to them and to Perryopolis. DAYLIGHT SAVING ON THE WAY The daylight saving movement is gaining momentum. With Connellsville, Uniontown and Scottdale heartily in favor of it the probability is we shall line xip next April with the majority of other communities in the Keystone State. Secretary Walter P. Schenck of the Uniontown Chamber of Commerce told representatives of the" three municipalities attending a meeting here Wednesday night that 65 per cent of the State's population is now on daylight time. That being true there is the more reason why Connellsville should be in. favor of fast time, if its neighbors are. With the dynamic Neil Moore, local store manager, at the head of a group delegated to work up sentiment for the change, it is probable we shall have an ho'itr · · afternoons and evenings during the summer, an hot-., .ut can be easily spared between sun-up and time for the beginning of the daily tasks. Action by the councils of the participating communities is necessary. It is known Connellsville and Uniontown solona are favorable, and it is believed Scottdale and Brownsville will go along. EAT WHEN YOTJ'HE HUNGEY A Westmoreland county woman of 90 who celebrated the anniversary by having her hair cut in the "latest style" and tailing autornqbile ride to the home of a friend' of 94, has the right idea about eating. Her rule is':" "fiat what you want when you're hungry." She does not say over eat. The custom which decrees we shall consume three meals a .day whether there is the desire for food or not is hardly conducive to perfect health. Often, more often than not, we put away a full plate, regardless of what the appetite craves. The dumb animals know better; likewise members of the finny tribe. They eat only when hunger calls. STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl U Douglass, D. D. HOW DO YOU MEASURE TJF? Dwight L. Moody was not an educated man, and his grammatical mistakes were once pointed out to him by a listener. "That's very true," leplied Moody, "I have "had no educational advantages, but I have tried to. serve the Lord with ail the grammar I have. Do you do the same?" · Some time I ago I received u letter from a woman from the deep South, and I pass it on to my readers, bad spelling and all. "Asking you /or help Please ,1 am just starting out trying to teach and 1 save and I dont urcdir stand just how to cxsplain the Bible and fcach and I am riteinjf All rights reserved--Bab you asking you if you have Book that ask questions and have the aticors to thun--I want to learn and Jf you have a book like that that 1 Can cxspluin the Bible you rite Hit; I am .sejldiug you my address--and you send me wotd it you Do have Book with questions and the aneers to them and Please bend me the Price list and I wlU'^ee glad to. get one jest ,is soon as '1 can hear from you--yours as truly" 1 ask every educated person who reads these words to ask himself how his service to God measures up to the earnestness of this sincere bat unlettered I «oul. son Ncv.i[aner Kyirtitni* Sidelight s W/iat Miss Matilda Ankney, of Rector, Westmoreland county, better known as "Aunt Til," celebrated her SOth birthday recently. Miss Ankney who is in perfect health observed the day by insisting upon the latest style haircut which was administered by her nephew, Arthur Ankney. But the day's celebrating had only btjgun and Miss Ankney was not satisfied until another relative, Kenneth Ankney, had taken her tor a joy ride which ended up in a call on her "girl" friend. Miss Manda Saifron, who is 84 years of age. The two had an exciting time discussing old times but both anticipate many good times in the future. "Aunt Til's" recipe for good health is simple. She says: "Drink lots o£ coffee, eat what you want when you are hungry." a G L "While the Pennsylvania Legislature ance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Mar. 3. -- There's nu denying it, Harry L. Hopkins looms more largely, day by day, on the political horizon, as a 1040 Democratic possibility for the presidential nomination. O£ course I don't conWnd thai, ho stands much chance oi Eettlng it -not from present indications. S'.ill, he seems a bit Jess impossible than he d'ld not so very long jigo. As recently as when he was WPA boss all Intelligent Washington commentators simply scbfTed at the notion that his bid for the White House was belter than about 1,000-to-l. Now, as commerce secretary, he is rated as maybe 1 against 100. This is quite an improvement in so short a time. If Harry can keep it Stray Thoughts Dy S M OcHUFF Although it's u waler over the dam," it you didn't tune in on that Oron Wcilop dramatization o£ "State Fair" l^.st l'i iday evening you missed v.'hnl J fhmi: was the grandebt treat radio has ofercd In months. To Mr. Ch; s. \Vo:hc, Johnston avenue: You intoimant that THE By PAULMALLON has handled the issue like a lighted he shouj j bc £air] tormidable a firecracker West Virginia s legisla- - hcnce _ The best gucssing is lhal lure took hold of the issue and met it squarely, enacting legislation outlawing fireworks. The law passed by the neighboring state's legislators jrohibUs the sale o£ fireworks any- vherc in that state and provides a 0-day jail term Tor violation. The ·ill has a clause which would permit 'Ublic fireworks displays, provided municipal or county permits are ob- ained and the affairs are properly uper vised. "It may be bad news to some of he kids but it will be great for the remen and doctors. They can go on holiday every Fourth now, too," otnmented State Senator William Hussion o£ Gratton. "This is strictly a safety measure. It's to avoid those ost hands, sightless eyes and sad- lened homes we read about every ime Independence Day rolls around." In Pennsylvania most municipali- ies have enacted ordinances to ban ireworks but there is no control over hem in outlying districts. An eflort o have the last State Legislature do omething about it died with nothing jeing done. As Others Think IDEA FROM AMERICA (Cleveland Plain Dealer.) Anthony Eden's suggestion that Britain copy the Civilian Conserva- Democrats are mightily burg, Fin., Mrs. Ira S. Beal postcards: a good 1840 candidate. "Lots, of matci-i; I for 'Stray Thoughts' guessing he can't. Yet he does have one advantage; the hard up for a goi Interior Secretary Ickes or Agriculture Secretary Wallace would do quite well for the New Deal Democrats, or Vice-President Garner or Senator Clark for the Old Dealers, but the Old Dealers certainly would Tnc Daily Courier stufT infoims me theic is not the £ lightest likelihood of its nt-v, spaper "suspending operations" in event I discontinue these driiJy dubs of deiiiium. Add Sydney! Smith, cieator ol "The Gumps," to that list o f forgotten folks. Jus}: for fun, ask yourself what value you are to your employer, or community; you'll be mortified--if you give the correct ar.t=wcr. Bargain Days, I'n. told by one who should know, didn't i come within a mile of expectations despite the plentitude o£ high class merchandise at low prices. To Ralph Krvssler; Isn't it correct that I coun- selled continued chattering about that new bi ,dge? And from St. Peters- WASHINGTON, Mar. 3.--Things , bassado.-.' Several "key men" were are happening within "WPA since Mr. sent over, one or two as newsmen. Hopkins reformed and left. A nose-counter there who should know, estimates 200 members of the Washington staff have been dropped or "not replaced" since Colonel Hsrnngton took hold. The changes are being made not to A particularly good man is supposed to be stationed in. New York. The subject is still under investigation and there may be some developments. , Pat Hurley, the big oil lawyer, has clean out the Hopkins crowd, it is been called back from the oil seizure baid sub-officially, but to "promoted negotiations at Mexico City. Donald efficiency." Richberg will handle the whose case. I He is working for five demands: A Earnest Colonel Harrington is also ' long t=nn contract for Americans to down here; never saw so many lazy people." Persons every bit as righteous and upbUmding as those who condemn it arc affilicted with the "numbers" playing habit. This is the birthday of Edmund Lowe, the movie elbowing out a number of state administrators, one by one. Two have been pushed out to date, and a third --a particular friend o£ a leading Democratic senator--is beginning to feel a nudge. There may be trouble about all this, as Colonel Harrington's idea of efficiency seems likely to bring him down hard on the corns of many a U. S. senator. Most important WPA change, turn thumbs down on Ickes or Wai- | actor. Let's go (o press. lace; the New Dealers on Garner or Clark. Parenthetically, I'm assuming that President Roosevelt is out of the situation for a third term, which I believe now to be assured. All this being the case, if the Democrats split, pro and anti New Dcaler-ishly, the Republicans will have a corlcing good break to win. Hopkins a Compromise. What the Democrats need imperatively is a good compromise leader. But they haven't one! No? How about Harry Hopkins? At this point I hear raucous laughter, Thmk o£ Harry Hopkins!--as a right-left compromise! Well, wait! The Hepublicans REASONABLE MAX God Eave man reason; shaped htm so That good from evil he might know; Endowed him with the gift of mind Thai, he t'le facts ot Iif« might find: Created him at last to K-arn Why poison-- hill and acids burn. And turned him out of mshnc'.''* Kroove To Krov. and alter and Improve. hax'e snorting standard-bearer no np- to oiler, either. That is to say, their crowd doesn't suggest even a moderate liberal with any especial appeal. Their bunch is too extremely conservative --except darned few, such as Senators Hiram Johnson or Gerald P. Nyc (neither o£ whom, for manifest reasons would fill the bill), or Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia of New York. Yes, Mayor LaGuardia.' He could He has however, has been the quiet departure of David K. Niles, an old- , time piogressive and close friend of Hopkins. He was the Hopkins liaison with the Capitol, was brought here first by Jimmy Roosevelt, now will operate their oil properties, a fixed schedule of taxes, a guarantee of labor conditions by both parties, reimbursement for losses caused when the government seized the properties, all the properties to be returned to the Mexican government at the end of the contract. The Mexican government will probably not accept all these, and chances of an agreement are not generally regarded as bright. Another old-timer has tip-toed out of the Lnbor Department, W. Frank Persons, ditcctor o£ the unemployment service, and transferred to join the Hopkins inner family circle j ccc - H = wil1 not want *-° ^^ a bout in the Commerce Department. I his resignation, but it came in the ' midst of a dispute between Miss The Administration is becoming interested in how Hitler and Mussolini know so much about what is going on here. The dictators have been shooting back at Roos-evelt and other officials through their press as fast as words can fly through a trans-oceanic telephone--and with something more classify as a Republican. ion Corps idea from the United ! served in Congress under the G. O. P. States turns the spotlight on the tin- label- He is as good a Republican employment problem which has plagued Britain since the war. While our overseas cousins are supposed to e jumps ahead of Ub in "social and welfare projects they have wrestled with unemployment in a rather inefficient and dilatory manner. Two million idle in a population of !5,000,000 gives the government cau-^e xr worry. This figure was recently ncreased by 300,000, despite the renewed activity in industries contributing to the rearmament program. Britain's world trade is falling off, markets arc being lost, and the decline is reflected in the number of people on the dole. Some industries, like mining, have been so hard hit :hat whole areas of the British Isles have been without activity for years. This condition, extended over a .ong period, has been a particular nardship on young men. Little has 3een done for them. Some private charities, with a measure oi government help, have opened work and recreation centers, designed to keep out of the "pubs" and other loaflng places. But there has been no concerted nationwide program such as the CCC offers in the United States. What Eden complains about is the apparent compacency with which the British unemployed accept this condition, tent," He calls for a "divine ciscon- a movement to throw off the lethargy which seems to have settled on the younger generation ceasing to hope for employment. Eden's suggestion is a good one. Britain should adopt something like the CCC plan if she is not to endanger her future at home and abroad by neglecting this generation. Bc.-t^u. knou nLiUUT wronR nor right. For food and mate to death they fight, Never for g.ory, power cr gain. "Tfs on.'y man (Jiat counts hJs slain And boasts the rtimbors he lias killed ! the United States up ur.til the last With Rr.m m.icnme he's learned to build; than pot-shot accuracy. It is all the more amazing because the European press generally editorialized about Though reason teltb him w a r is UTong clmies in battle sor.K Endowed with reason. Man hai made Great ^.ilr.i, In science, art and trade: Bettered the earth, lengthened his yean.; rncrca?cd Ilfe'i, joys: reduced Its lears; Conquurcd the ocean-? -end the skies Yet still when difficulties rise And hatreds 'R:O\V and friendships cease 3Ie ihinlf-i \v,Tr produces peace. as Secretaries Ickes and Wallace are Democrats. Moreover, he's Rcpub- hcanly talked about. And he has appeal. Urban workers like him, and so does agriculture. It's a heck of a hard job to unite these tv/o interests. Fiorello could do it, perhaps. But--Imagine LaGuardia opposed to Hopkins! Where would conservatism get off? The G. O. P. has got to have a liberal candidate. There's no mistaking that. If it puts up a reactionary it's licked, regardless of his rival's political and economic philosophy and regardless also of inter-party splits. All leading Republicans recognize it. Hopkins vs. LaGuardia. Now, LaGuardia, or. the square, is a liberal. In fact, that is too mild a term. He is a radical. Still, he stands pat. We know just how radical he is. We can disagree with him, but we are aware where he is at. Harry Hopkins, since his promotion from WPA to the Commerce Department secretaryship, has changed so fast as to be rather confusing. He was a welfare worker the other day. Today he is very considerate of big business. There's a reliability about Fiorello. Harry L. is variable. However, it's quits possible that neither of the two ever will be nominated for President ot the United States. Wild goats have menaced vegetation of Hawaii, u-ilh erosion following the over-grazing of the beasts. The gmetnment has been using CCC er.rollccs to stop the menace, and it is now believed under control. [ few months as it cowboys and Indians were still running loose in the streets. Of course, some of the German and Italian press comment is still off the mark, but not the most important of it. German press reaction following Mr. Roosevelt's j warning of a European crisis and his "deliberate lie" attack, was obviously based on better immediate information than some American editorial writers seemed to have. Semi-official investigating has developed this much: Hitler reorganized his news gathering system in the United States about the time he left the local embassy without an am- Continued on Page Fourteen. Factographs In Swedish Lapland the hospital at Bowen maintains an airplane ambulance service which flies upon calls, lands on skis on frozen areas, and takes sick Laplanders to the hospital. Berean Band of Bible Learners, organized in London in 1905, makes it a duty to learn every word of the Bible by heart. The organization has 4,000 members. In Toroweap valley, Grand Canyon National Monument, Arizona, bighorns are protected and provided grazing grounds. Napoleon's military exploits are outlasted by his Code Napoleon, which is still the law of France. A Norwegian physician may be put in piison for three months if his prec-'iptions are not written legibly. Fifty miles from the Arabian shore in the Persian Gulf, the island of Tylos (Bahrain) is famous for its pearl fisheries. This is true today and has been for more than 2,000 years. DAVIDSON'S "Meet Me at Davidson's" March Comes in with Gay New Fashions And Daviclsou's translates her merry mood for you into as vivacious a fashion-group as ever welcomed Springtime. Sienna is your newest color--"Lime Peel is as fresli anil is used as prodigally as Nature's first green-gold--Cyclamen and a whole range of Clovertones burst into bloom--and you mix whole bouquets oE color in imaginative new ways. .Everywhere, animation follows March winds--in swirling skirts, in jewelry gadgets thiil "perform," in veils tied in huge and fetching bows. You'll find new, exciting fashions all through the store--at attractively inod- esl DAVIDSON'S "-Meet Jle at Davidson's" Featured Values! Tweed Jackets Add a jacket, and build a wardrobe! Tops with everything, this Spring! And here we give them to you ot a price you'd pay for the common place! 2-tfutton, notch- collar, patch-pocket model, in wide choice of patterns -Note: -- Just look at the coi- ors they come in! 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