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LAST E DITION The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. P RIC0 .VOL. 36, NO. 00. Tho Weekly Courier. Founded July 17. 1870. i The Dally 'Courier. Founded November 10. JOO-. I Merced. I July 16. 19 CONNKLLSVILLK, PA., FRIDAY JiVJiNJNG, FEBRUARY IS, 103S. TWENTY PAGES. V DEMOCRATIC SLATE SHUNS LABOR TICKET Organization Leaders Stand Firmly for C. A. Jones. GUFFEY ONLY PRESENT HOLDOUT HARRISBURG, Feb. 18.--State Democratic leaders stood firm today on the slating of Charles Alvin Jones, Pittsburgh, for the party's gubernatorial nomination despite the opposition of U. S. Senator Joseph F. Guf- fcy, it was reliably reported. A slate-making conference at the executive mansion ended shortly before noon with no change indicated in the slate advanced at last night's session ol 15 Democratic leaders. The leaders apparently have agreed on the following: Governor--Charles Alvin Jones, Pittsburgh. U. S. Senator--Governor George H. Earle, Haverford. Lieutenant Governor--State Senator Leo C. Mundy, Wilkes-Barre. Internal Affairs Secretary--Thomas A. Logue, Philadelphia, incumbent. This lineup won the favor of 15 party leaders who conferred during the night and today in the Capital to end. a slate-making deadlock which developed during the past lew ·weeks. All conferees, excepting U. S. Senator Joseph F. Guffoy, titular head of the party in the State, swung into line for the lour men, it was understood. The senator, himself an aspirant for the gubernatorial nomination, has not given the final word on Jones, but it is expected today. The other three candidates had unanimous approval. State Chairman David L. Lawrence, who had strong support for the nomination to succeed Governor Earle, is understood to have stepped aside In support of Jones. Property ' and Supplies Secretary Arthur Colegrove, who was boomed in Western counties for the governorship, also was reported to have reiterated, in the conferences his public announcement this week that he was not a candidate. The Democratic State committee will be called to Harrisburg February 25 by Chairman Lawrence to endorse the slate for the primary. There will be other candidates in the field, but the slate presented by the leaders will be approved. Attorney General Charles J. Margiotti announced his candidacy for the party's gubernatorial nomination this week and Lieutenant Governor Thomas Kennedy is 'expected to make a similar move within a few days. * Coal Commission Authorizes Cut To Illinois Mines By United PTCH. WASHINGTON, Feb. 18.--The National Bituminous Coal Commission today authorized temporary price reductions ranging from 10 to 35 cents to three Illinois mines. The reduction was based on th4 companies' complaint that they were "unable to compete in certain mar- kefs" because of the commission's established prices on soft coal. The order applies to the Hillsboro mine of the Hillsboro Mining Company, to the No. 10 Nokomis mine oJ the Indiana and Illinois Coal Corporation, and the Reliance mine of the Nokomis Coal Company. The commission will hold a hearing later to determine If the price reductions should be permanent. The three companies affected originally were included in a group of 15 Illinois mining companies, which asked but failed to receive temporary relief. The three companies then filed new petitions upon which the orders granted today were based. Commission officials said it was understood that the other 12 mines planned to ask similar privileges. Deficiency Relief Favorably Reported By United Press. WASHINGTON, Feb. 18.--The Senate Appropriations Committee today reported favorably the $250,000,000 deficiency relief bill. The committee eliminated a House provision that would deny relief payment to aliens, who entered the country subsequent to 1928 and who had not applied for citizenship. Just Off the Wire WASHINGTON, Feb. 18.--Joseph P. Kennedy tendered to President Koosevett today liis resignation from the chairmanship of the Federal Maritime Commission to become U. S. ambassador to the Court of St. James anil warned at (he same time (hat labor relationship!; must be Mobilized if American shipping is to survive. Is Acquitted MARY K. O'CONNOR By United Press. PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 18.-Mary Keenan O'Connor, 19-year- old school girl, was acquitted today on charges that she murdered Nancy Glenn, five-year- old child of a neighbor, last Labor Day. The jury filed into the crowded courtroom shortly after noon and was asked whether it had reached a verdict on two indictments, one charging murder, the other manslaughter. "We have," said Foreman Di Gilda. "How say you, guilty or not guilty?" asked the court clerk. "Not guilty on both counts," Di Gilda said in 11 loud voice. Pinchot County Leader Pleased With Visit Here -William J. Burchinal of Smithfield, Faycttc county manager for the gubernatorial candidacy of Glfford Pinchot, who is seeking nomination on the Republican ticket, is elated over the manner in which the "old scout" is being received. The former Workmen's Compensation Board commissioner wns Connellsvillc Thursday greeting Republicans and he was actually surprised to find such a warm reception on all sides for Pinchot's candidacy, the leaders in this area showing a preference for him to Supreme Court Justice Arthur James. Burchinal said his observations and discussions with Republican leaders and workers reveal virtually a united front in Fayette county for "Giff," who is seeking to return to the State Capitol, an office he held before. "The signs are most encouraging and I feel that by the time the primary rolls around Pinchot will be the No. 1 man in Pennsylvania. Everywhere there is a tendency to back the 'forester' to carry the Republican standard into next November's election," Burchinal added. Point Marion Girls Returned to Homes Two Point Marion girls who ran away were returned to their homes today when a motorist who gave them a lift took them to the Con- ncllsvllle police station. The Dunbar motorist picked up the hitch-hiking girls, Jeannette Wilson and Pauline*Blancy, 15, both of Point Marion, near Bcthelboro at about 1:05 o'clock this morning and continued straight to the police station where Assistant Chief Charles J. Ncz questioned them and learned they had run away from home. The officer called their parents and at 4 o'clock this morning they come alter them. ROOSEVELT ASKED TO OKAY "DREAM HIGHWAY" FOR WPA HARRISBURG, Feb. 18.--President Roosevelt was asked today to approve the proposed $50,000,000 all- weather highway between Pittsburgh and Carlisle as a works progress administration project. Confident ol Presidential approval, Governor George H. Earle announced that the project "in all likelihood would get underway almost immediately as a WPA project." Verdict for Defendant. GKSENSBURG, Feb. 18.--A jury before Judge J. Hilary Keenan returned a verdict in favor of tho defendant in the suit of Anna H. Dronski of Smlthton against Joseph F. Zuteg of Belle Vt-rnon. The suit grew out of an automobile accident January 21, last. Retired Railroader Dies. CUMBERLAND, Md., Feb. IB.-Charles P. McNamee, retired superintendent of the Cumberland and Pennsylvania-Railroad, died Wednesday at his home at Mt. Savage. Oflicer Admires Big Rooster; Removes Him From Nest, Finds Shine UNIONTOWN, Feb. 18.--With no expectations of the usual hatching process, a Invgc Rhode Island Hcd rooster played "mamma" hen to a quart of moonshine Thursday night as Federal, State and county ofllcers searched the home of Mrs. Mazie Thorn, 4G, of 141 East Main street for illegal liquor. The raiders had made .1 fairly complete tc.nrch of the premises when Constable Walter Brown, chicken fancier, admired a large rooster, sitting most contentedly in a box nest in one corner of the kitchen. He tenderly lifted the biid to get better look at the fine specimen and what do you think he found?-a bottle of moonshine. As Mr. Rooster rather sheepishly strode away, officers informed Mazie that she would be served with n warrant for possession of untaxcd liquor. Mazie is to be arraigned this evening before Alderman Claycombo of Uniontown. U. S. FLYING FORTRESSES AT BRAZIL By United Frcas. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Feb. 18.--Five giant United States army planes known as "(lying fortresses," roared across the Andes and the Argentine pampas today and landed at this capital, completing a 5,300- mile flight from Miami, Fin. The first of the silver squadron came down at the El Palomar Airdrome at 1:10 P. M. (10 A. M. EST.) This was 34 hours and 15 minutes alter the departure from Miami, including a six-hour stop at Lima, Peru. The sixth plane of the Armada, with its lour officers and four enlisted men commanded by Major Vincent J. Meloy, v.'as forced to remain at Lima because of propeller trouble. McJoy had hin crew working through the night to complete repjirs. It took off at 6:25 A. M. Tiie five liucc bombers left Lima at 10:55 P. M. (EST) ycstorddy. They had arrived there at 4:20 P. M. (EST) after a 2,700-mile non-stop flight from Miami, Fla. Hiccoughs, Followed By Pneumonia, Faial To David R. DePriesf UNIONTOWN, Feb. 18.--Seized with hiccoughs a week ngo and later developing pneumonia, David R. DePriest, 09, for 28 yc.irs superintendent at the Griffin No. 2 plant of the Hccla Coal and Coke Company, d'.cd Friday morning at 6:15 o'clock in the Uniontown Hospital. He was admitted to that Institution last Tuesday. Because of ill health Mr. DePriesl retired less than a month ago. He was considered one of the most reliable and efficient industrial officials in Western Pennsylvania. It is believed that intermittent hiccoughing so weakened him that pneumonia quickly proved fatal. Mr. DePricst came to Foyettc county from Alvcrton, where he resided a number of years. He had lived in Masontovvn for 28 years. Previously he had resided in Kcis- ter and Royal. The widow, Mrs. Mary DePricst, and children, Harry, Winifred and Mrs. Charles Crovatta, all of Pittsburgh, survive. The funeral service will be held Sunday in Masontown with interment in Alvcrton. RODESSA, La., Feb. 18.--From the strewn wreckage of oil field shanties and oil field derricks, the survivors of a tornado were taking the bodies of men, women and children early today. There wns no certainty as to the toll, but persons directing the workers estimated that at least 30 persons had been killed and 100 injured. The survivors worked in a driving rain. Automobiles, Uucks, ambulances from Shrevcport, the nearest city, were shuttling between Atlanta, Texas and Vivian, La., each .ibout 10 miles distant. In Atlanta, 10 bodies alrendy had reached the one funeral pnrlor, and there were believed to be 10 more in Vivian, Eight bodies hnd been placed in an undamaged build- ins here. The tornado struck at 9:45 o'clock lost night, roaring down out of black, btormy sky. Because it was night no one saw the chnrnctcristic funnel-shaped tornado cloud. Whirling counter-clockwise, it devastated an area approximately five miles wide and several hundred yards long, including the west section of this mushroom oil town. It bounced and struck the earth a second time at an 011 camp five miles north of Rodcssa. It struck a third time at Capps City, Miller county, Arkansas, about 10 miles further north. In the path of the tornado nothing was lc(t standing. The flimsy buildings erected hastily by the transitory oil firld \\orV.ers and oil supply firms were rcriuccil as thoroughly as is a match box when stepped upon Planks were splintered, ^teel derricks were torn to bits, automobiles were lifted up and flung down hundreds of feel away. Rain followed Immediately, beating the earth in tremendous downpour. From the building*: in the south side of Rodessn, which had not been injured in any way, rushed the survivors. In the first demolished building, they found dead and injured Their progress up the littered strcel revealed a continuous repetition of the same scene. Most communications were wrecked by the tornado, but one telephone line remained to Vivian and over 11 went repeated appeals for aid. Within a fe\v minutes ambulances were on their way from Shrcveport, 35 miles to the south, rind from Dallas, 150 mile": to the west. The torn.ido struck Rodcssn tilon "Supply Row." n narrow, dirt strcci lined with the buildings of 12 oil well supply companies and a number of residence;,. Estimates of the de;,d ranged from 30 to 50; the injured from 100 to 150 but during the night's darkness, rjm and pimdemonium, little effort \\iis rrmdc to count or identify the victims. .The power plant was destroyed and communication lines carricc away. The only light was that of automobile headlights and electric and gasoline torches. Three drug stores at Vivian were used as "clearing houses" for the dend nncl Injured, and It. J. Ellis, n pharmacist there, estimated that he had seen 35 dead during the night The tornado caught the night crews in the oil field at work; fnm- Contioucd on Page Nine. FRANKLIN EDITOR STILL ON JOB BOTH ANNIVERSARY OF PAPER HE BEGAN AT 17 By United Press. FRANKLIN. Feb. 38.--Si.\ty years ago James B. Borland, "just going on 17" back in 1878, founded a two- column, four page newespapcr that he printed on a hand press. Today Borland celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of that paper by reporting "for duty" as usual as managing editor of the Franklin News-Herald. For many years the newspaper that Borland founded was known Kb the Evenings News, then the Franklin Evening News nnd in 1919 it was merged with the Venango Daily Herald. WILL HE RESIGN IN NAZI CRISIS^ Chancellor SciuuchnlKC speaking Although Chancellor Kurt Schuschnlgg ol Austria capitulated to Fuehrer Adolf Hitler's demands Cor Inclusion oC Austrian Nazis In his cabinet, Schuschnlgg still balks at Nazi-controlled Austrian army. Apparently ho is seeking to convince the Austrian population that the Fatherland Front, Austria's only legal political organization alnce 1934, and not tho Nazis, atlll dominates tho new government. Schuschnlgg, hlauelr, Is expected to resign soon under Nazi pressure. He luu opposed invasion of Nazi-Ism Into Austria since 1933. --Central Prcia HITLER, SCHUSCHN1GG WILL TELL AUSTRIANS WHAT NEW PACT MEANS WOMAN, FATALLY BURNED, BECOMES MOTHER OF CHILD By United Press. SEWICKLEY. Feb. 18.--A tiny baby boy, taken by operation from the body of his dying mother, Mrs. Anna Haus of Cornopolis, was nursed today in an incubator m Scwicklcy Hospital. The child, nearly a month premature, wns declared "perfectly normal," The b:iby wns delivered from its 25-year-old mother who V.MS burned severely when hot wax exploded in a bottle. A few hours after the delivery last niRht, Mrs. Haus died from the burns. She had been he.itinK wax jn the bottle when it exploded, showering her with the wax. Flames from the gas stove ignited her clothing. A neighbor beat out her burning clothes and she was taken to the hospital. Physicians decided she hnd little chance to recover and operated. "to save the baby." Dawson Child Has Arm Caught in Wringer Ruby Newell, three years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Newell of Dawson, was taken to Connellsville State Hospital late Thursday aft -noon suffering fiom shock after her hand had been caught in a clothes wringer. The child watched her mother operate the electric washer at Iiur home and when the mother went into another room the youngster climbed into the tub and her right hand became caught in the wringer. Screams brought Mrs. Newell to the washer and saved the tot from serious injury. Deputy Chief of Staff. Mrs. Pearl King oi Poplar Grove, senior vice-president of the Walter E. Brown Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars, was appointed a deputy chief of btaft by Mrs. Ida Cooper of Philadelphia, chief of the staff of the Department of Pennsylvania Aux*ary, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Steel Will Uphold Price Through June By United Press. PITTSBURGH, Feb. 18.--Stabilization of wages and, business in the steel industry was believed to have been 'furthered today by maintenance of prices of hot rolled steel products at least through June. Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation, major subsidiary of U. S. Steel Corporation, took the lead late yesterday in announcing that prices on the hot rolled products would be the same for the second quartter as for the flrsf. The announcement ended the period of uncertainty that had prevailed duo to rumors Hint prices might lie cut on steel products. A mild inllux of oidei.s- was expected fiom buyers who had refrained from buying because o£ the possibility of lower prices. BABSON SAYS ADVERTISING WILL HELP BEAT RECESSION BABSON PARK, Fla., Feb. 18 Business sentiment is about as bad as I ever remember. I think it is even (latter than in the 1032-33 period. Yet, strange as it may seem, this is a good sign. America has pulled herself out of former tailspms. The turn has always come quietly and unseen while pessimism and uncertainty wore at their peak. Today I am convinced that the despair and gloom of businessmen has gone too The Weather Hospital raticnt. Mary Cavanaugh of Conncllsville. R. D. 2, has been taken to Connclls- vitlc Slate Hospital for treatment. Ram in north and ram or snow in south portion tonight and Saturday, slightly waimer m extreme south and slightly colder in extreme north portions tonight, slightly colder in west poition Sntuiday is the noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Record. 1938 1037 MaMinum 68 n.i Minimum _ r( :'i; Mean 50 40 By FERDINAND C. SI. JAHX United Press Staff Correspondent. VIENNA, Feb. 18--C h a n c e 11 o r Kurt Scliusclinigc intends to resign soon after a speech ho it to make to Parliament next Thursday, a usually reliable source said today. VIENNA, Feb. 18.--Chancellor Kurt Schuschnlgg today prepared to face the Austrian Parliament next week and inform the anxious country what its new cooperative agreement with Germany will mean to it. The Diet was ordered to meet at noon Thursday. Fuehrer Adolf Hitler is to address hii German Reichstag at 1 P. M Sunday. The speech to be made by Schuschnigg to the Diet will complement, as from the Austrian side the declarations to be made by Hitler. In both .instance:, the sole topic on the piogiam of the special sessions is to hear the leaders' speeches. Thus it was indicated that Austria - - 'nd the world--would have to await not only Hitler's but Schurch- nlgg's tpeech to find what Austria really faces under the dominating shadow of Germany. It was indicated also that Schusch- mgK's speech may be his last before a new cabinet reorganization designed to give Austrian Nazis even more important representation--most probably the ministry of national defense. Before SehuschniKC speaks, it was reported today, police presidents from all districts of the country will be summoned to meet here snd receive instructions. The newspaper Frcic Presse "understood" that Dr. Arthur von Seycs-Inquart, Nazi minister of interior and public security, who is now in Berlin, would participate--a hint, presumably, that the instructions will,come from him. far. We may even be making the turn right now. Among the most important reasons why 1 think this is possible is the excellent perWrm- ance of retail trade. Industrial output has fallen like a comet, yet retail trade has held up remarkably well. January "clearances," while not quite matching the j whirlwind 1037 season, were good. Merchants cut prices much more than usual in order to keep their goods moving. These recent sales have offered some ical bargains and there will be more between now and the Easter season. Not only grocery, meat, department, clothing, furniture and shoe stores, but the big mail- order houses, are gome after business "hammer and tongs-." Variously, ictail clothing prices have come down 5-15 per cent and letail food Sportsmen's Dinner Reservations Must Be Made by Monday Attention of persons having tickets for sale for the sportsmen's banquei next Thursday evening is called to the fact reservations must be made by Monday afternoon--with C. G Herzbcrger at the Connollsville Pain: and Glass Company, 130 South Pittsburg street. Persons who have not iccurcd tickets and want them may get them theie. The banquet will be served February 24 at 0:30 o'clock at the Firsl Methodist Episcopal Church. The speaker will be Frank T. Bell o Washington, United States Commissioner of Fisheries. There will be motion pictures of interest to both hunters and fishermen. The banquet is the outstanding annual event among local sports- SEVEN MINERS RESCUED; ONE DIES IN FLOOD Trapped 500 Feet Below Surface at Jeanes- ville. RESERVOIR BREAKS THROUGH TO MINE By United Press. JEANSVILLE, Pa., Feb. 18--Seven miners, trapped 500 feet below the surface of Slope No. 1 of the Spring Mountain colliery, were rescued today and an eighth was found dead. The body of Paul Kuritz, 40, o£ Hnzleton was discovered buried under debris and muck. The others all were suffering from shock and exposure. They were given first aid at the mine's entrance and then were to be taken to a hospital if their condition warranted. Rescue workers drilled a shaft through dirt and debris to reach them. The men were trapped when » stripping reservoir burst and flooded the mine. Two were swept to safety by the swirling muddy water. Assistant Superintendent George Schuttcr and Bernard McLarney were working some distance from the other miners when the bottom of the reservoir crashed through and poured tons of water into their level of the mine. 'We started to run when we saw the dirt and water fall," McLarney said, "but it reached our necks before we could get to the exit. It swept us under a couple of times before we touched a higher level." Company officials said the rescued men were: Paul Molonar, 31; Michael Olexa, 35; Stephen Stephanko, 29; Joseph Sedishi, 44; John Algorski, 57; Andrew Harvilla, 30, and William Davis, 43. Garner's Effort For F i l i b u s t e r Compromise Fails By JOE ALEX MORRIS United Press Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Feb. 18.--Senate leaders disclosed today an unsuccessful attempt by Vice-President John Nance Garner to compromise the six weeks fight over the anti-lynching bill. Garner was said to have proposed a joint congressional resolution that would provide for laying aside the controversial measure indefinitely, and for Congress agreeing, when and it a lynching occurs, to send o joint committee of House and Senate to investigate the circumstances. Following the report of the committee, the anti-lynching bill again could be taken up by the Senate) with the benefit of a full investigation of congressmen. The disclosure of Garner's proposal was made while Senate leaders prepared to shelve the filibustered anti- lynching bill on Monday. Irked by the Senate deadlock. Garner proposed that both foes and friends of the measure accept the settlement of the suggested joint resolution and delay ftnal action. Proponents of the bill were described as willing to accept the Garner compromise, particularly in view of the fact that they virtually were forced to admit defeat. The fllibusterers, however, saw victory too near to be interested and turned down the proposal. As a result it was never brought into the 9pen and the final preparations for burying the measure were continued. Local Boys Arrested By Uniontown Police Two Conncllsville youths who gave their names as Albert Cirllli of Hill- ciest nnd Harry McGann of Snydertown, both 15 years old, were arrested by Uniontown police Thursday night on suspicion and were reported to have admitted they bro':e into a motorcycle shop there. Officers claimed the two were found to be m possession of a battery, sciew driver, pliers and other tools. Xight Police Chief Charles shows how sentitne the Malik sam Cinlli fust told him his business cc!e is. Each phase brinss ' name as "Albeit CIHK'* and upon its own special opportunities. People , qucsMomng admitted lie had fibbfd Continued on Page Twelve. 'about it. about seven per has backwatered cent. Fortunes Mach- in This current period of industrial William D. Gladden Probation Officer, Succeeding Brown UNIONTOWN, Feb. 18.--For more than two years chief clerk in the office of Howard Sparks, Fayette county court of clerks, William D. Gladden today was inducted into the office of Fayetle county male probation officer. He fills the vacancy created when Arthur A. Brown of Connellsville was elevated to the position o£ an assistdnt to District Attorney Jjmc; A. Reilly. Gladden was worn m by Judge Harry A. Cottoni, who, with others, offered congratulations. Gladden's salary will be $225 monthly and expenses. A bond for $10,000 was required. The new probation officer h a former newspaperman of Connells- villc. ARMOUR PAYROLL IS BANDIT LOOT By United PTIK PITTSBURGH, Feb. 13.--Four armed bandits tod.«y held up the offices o£ the Armour Packing Company and robbed Manager H. B. Cooper of the week's payroll. Cooper \vould not say how much the rxiyroll was but first icports mdi- tatcd sovcial thousand dollars were involved.

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