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PAGE FOUR. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELL.SVIL.LE, PA. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1938. Imlg ffiouner THE COURIER COMPANY. James J. Driscoll. R. A. Doncgan Walter S. Stimmcl James M. Driscoll J. Wylic Driscoll ,, . . Publisher . -President and-Gencral Manager _ Secretary and Treasurer . . . 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 ' ' . f ~ . ' · · SUBSCRIPTION RATES. j Two cents per copy; 50' cents per month; $5| per year,-or $2.50 for six months by mail if paid in advance. _ - j · · - ' " Entered as second class matter at the Postofficc, V Connellsville, Pa. -FltrDAV EVENING, FEBRUARY 18, 1338. - JIELP THAT OVER"-Trian~ CHILD - ': · 7 Parents with children inclined to be over-timid should rtake a lesson from .a Missouri -boy who died of exposure ·because, as his father believes, -he was so shy he ; neglected ;to seek aid frpm-mea at -work a hundred feet away. The 3oy ana ^ sisteiy who was-found- alive- by recsuers, had ^several times been rebuffed by thoughtless persons when Hhey Tecame~lost:on a blcycllngjirlp. ~ The point is that parents should, use every means at -hand, to ."cure children of excessive timidity. Encouraging "them to join In boys' and girls' sports, wholeheartedly, rinightf be:one means. Impressing on them the value to fthem "of upholding their side in an argument is another. Urging · them to - participate in children's programs In "school, at church, elsewhere would help. Even a fight, a Jreal encounter with fists, won't hurt a boy, or a girl, either. ^Anything within "reason to build up self-confidence. Better . ~a liberal showing of "brass" than entire lack of It. Z .The .more confidence a. child has in. himself or herself, i*he greater the opportunities- r for success in later life. Jparonts have a duty to perform In seeing it is instilled. ~ FOOD SHOE.T-A6E MADE TO OKBER - "A" famine_made to oraer'nlay easily result from the ·Jbpe'faUon of the farm bild passed by Congress "and signed by "the President. Members of Congress who pushed it through "are not"sure just what'it provides. One thing is regimenta- -tion of farmers.: If a specified number In an area, say a "wheat belt'or a corn belt, decide there shall be a quota, all Ifarmers In that belt must abide by the dictation, of the ·Secretary of Agriculture or suffer severe penalties.'. There ^is not much chance tho Supreme Court as now constituted 'will declare the act unconstitutional to aid dissenters. Just to the extent that prices are raised by artificial means, so will'production be curtailed. With surpluses ·wiped out it is not at all improbable the country may some :day find itself facing severe famine conditions not caused jby nature but forced upon the people by the Democratic Administration of 1938. Artificial control of food crops Is decidedly more ^hazardous than the same scheme attempted in industry. ,The latter is not affected by seasons, floods and drouths. "It can be speeded to meet an emergency. How about wheat .and corn? ' The problem is one over which leaders vary widely. /'This is the best farm bill that has ever been enacted by .Congress to deal with a, great problem In American life," 'in the opinion of Senator Ba'rkley, Democratic leader. .Senator McNary, minority leader, denounced the bill as one ^that will "make farmers vassals of the Secretary of Agri"culture" and shoulder, immense expense on the Government. WAT OPEN FOB HOME The way is now open for persona of small means and limited incomes to build homes to better advantage than before, so far as financing Is concerned, perhaps better than in a lifetime. The Federal Housing Administration program, under the amended law signed by the President, is now functioning. It is designed to assist families of moderate means to attain that goal--owning a home. On newly constructed homes appraised at $6,000 or less, a down payment of 10 per cent of the cost is possible, the remainder to be covered by a mortgage bearing five per cent interest, plus a half per cent insurance premium. For instance the down payment on a $4,000 home would be $400, the remainder to be covered by a mortgage extending over a long period of years, should the builder require that arrangement. The same rule applies to houses costing $3,000, or $2,000, or less, if they can be erected for 'that sum. -The thing to do is consult your building company . A revised modernization and repair program is also In effect Under it persons, partnerships and corporations are eligible to borrow. The borrower must have an assured income, demonstrate ability to repay the loan and own the property to be Improved or have a lease running at least six months longer than the term of the loan. TTAGE CUTS LAST BESOBT While the contract between subsidiaries of the United States Steel Corporation and the Steel Workers Organizing Committee leaves the way open for wage reductions within 30 days if conditions'should make that 'step necessary; there seems to 'be no sentiment for wage cutting,' either among companies which have labor agreements or those which have none, says Iron Age in its comment for the week. Much rather than readjust wages downward, the steel interests would prefer an upturn in business. But they find themselves sitting on the sidelines to a great extent, waiting for consumer' demand to pick up. Iron Age says there are signs of slight seasonable betterment, such as a moderate gain in automobile assemblies and the partial breaking up of the used car jam. Industry is awaiting action of the Interstate Commerce Commission on the-railroads' plea for rate Increases. An increase will stimulate railroad buying of steel. Meanwhile, without much encouragement, business continues iu fairly good volume. CSIXG ousel: METHOD msE COUKSE Positive tuberculin tests in children need not cause worry to parents, says a bulletin of the Pennsylvania Tuberculosis Society. It does not mean a child is diseased. It does mean that it should be carefully examined by a doctor and have, if necessary, the chest X-rayed. A positive test is like a red light on the highway. It is not dangerous. It warns us to look out for danger and avoid it. To prevent a child with a positive lest from getting the disease, it must he given a chance to build up resistance. Make certain it is no longer in contact with someone who has tuberculosis. Following the adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is a wise course. If there Is a positive · sign see to it at once that the ounce suggestion is adopted. If you cannot afford to go to the doctor, see your health officer or communicate with the tuberculosis association. You owe It to the child. What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Feb. 18.--Our foreign policy has been explained to the tune o£ thousands of words. But what do they mean? Scarcely any. two recognized authorities arc agreed on the answer to that question. President Roosevelt and his various spokesmen express themselves voluminously enough, but when querists raise the point, "How, please, is such- and-such an utterance to be interpreted?" the stock rejoinder, in effect, is, "Surely that aught to be clear to any normal intelligence." .Well, if so, sub-normnl intelligence must be in about a 99.9 per ,cent majority. ",,,·, , ' Oh, yes, 'wc_ all know we have to have a powerful ^ armament for 'purely defensive"", purposes. But who evcr_hea¥d of a country which, getting into a, war,,-admitted that It was getting-in..otherwise, than defensively? .Even '-Japan .professes now, to be · fighting defensively in China. , _ . . " . . ' ." ' Unless you are sure you know the idividuals it is a good plan for lotonsts to refuse to pick up hitch ikers. A Mount Braddock man, corge Garbcr, is convinced of that iday. He accommodated two young men the other midnight and then as surprised to feel the pressure of gun against his head, while the wo rob'bed him, put him out of the ar and made off with it. Far from helping the Democratic late makers out of a dilemma, John jewis has made the going harder by oiling Governor Earle to keep his fingers out of the pie or have them racked. , In j other words remain strictly neutral" 'in the' contest to etermini whether Tom Kennedy, ohn's man, shall or shall not be the Democratic selection for Governor. f-Earle'makes a move Lewis doesn't ite he faces the wrath of the CIO hicf and his following of organized abor. , It may be arguable that an under- armed people, by. being so obviously easy to defeat; Invites "aggression However, it is equally arguable thai a heavily-armed. people to say the least carries Its chip Tather lightly on its shoulder. ; When the World War started the United States undoubtedly was under-armed--and President Wilson was as neutral, in his declarations as any pacifist could, have desired But presently it struck him that w needed "preparedness," not to taki us into the conflict, but to keep u out of it. So we got a modicum o pacific preparedness--and shortlj sent an army 3,000 miles away, acros tho Atlantic,'to protect us againj Invasion. , When President Wilson began 'develop his preparedness complex Secretary of State William J. Bryan took alarm and resigned, because h could not head off the tendency, surely foreshadowed American par ticipatlon in the war, he reasoned 'And so It did. Today President Roosevelt take the proparedrcss slant, and SecrcUrj of State Cordell Hull stands by him Secretary Hull is as good a p.atrio and pacifist as Secretary Bryan was but one may wonder if he should no have learned something from th history of the 19-tcens. Anyway,' our current "foreign policy" talk is puzzling. As Others Think NO WONDER (Somerset American.) John L. Lewis insists on namm the next Governor of Pcnnsylvanu Warren Hastings was president o a council of five that ruled India to the British government from 1774 ti 1735. His conduct of the ofllce w; such that he was impeached parliament, but acquitted. In his own defense, admittm much that was charged against him Hastings said: "When I consider my opportunities I am amazed at my moderation." As a conquered province, Pcnn lylvanla holds out lo John L. Lew opptunitics beside which those Hasi ings found in India were picayun The governor of Pennsylvania, by th chicanery of the New Deal, has mor jobs to hand out than an oricnt.- despot So, John L, Lewis stubbornly re fuses to be saticued with anythin but the governorship. BELGIANS KEMEMBER (Grccnsburg Review.) Former President Herbert Hoov has gone to Belgium on a visit amon those with whom he made fricm during the World War. There are those who will continu to severely and cruelly criticize W Hoover on his inability to keep th country out of a depression, but non dare raise their voices against th wonderful work he did during th World War to alleviate human- su fering. Regardless of what historians ma have to say of Mr. Hoover's fou years in Washington as Prcsldcn his place is permanently fixed as man of great ability, due to hit war time activities, if to nothing else. A great engineer and a great bus ness man, he brought to the tas of distributing foodstuff amon stricken people, ability and cfllcicn of an unprecedented type. A reception which will be accord him in Belgium, where he did som of his greatest work, is sure to be lu of genuine love and hospitality. Factographs The Mexican army has one odlc to every six privates. Hernando Do Soto, intrepid Sp.u iMi explorer, visited the hot spun; of Arkansas, m 1541, The U. S. chemical industry r* quires an average factory cciuipmc: investment of more than ?11,000 p woi kcr. Extremely disagreeable odors, sue as putrelicd albuminous matter, n: employed in the manufacture of pc fume.s. Waterproof paper is being used prevent cracking in construction new roads in England. The common wasp, an enemy caterpillai.s, Is said to be one of man best insect friends. Twelve-inch crystals of garnet a found frequently. Hailstorms seldom occur betwec sunset and sunrise. In the Day's News Brief Ccmmcnt on Current Events Ucro and There. Local opinion seems to be quite with, the jury that freed Paul Vright, California aviation head, aftei he killed his wife and "besl riend," csiight In the act of playing him 'false. ( The fact that the "man n the case came from a neighboring own, Somerset, docs not influence hem in his favor. That was the tenor of discussion heard at our table during the Rotary luncheon Thursday. Our Attorney Arthur A. Brown las been named by District Attorney James A. Reilly as one of two assistants in his office. The other i Frank P. Lardin. Our best wishes {o out for Mr. Brown, who shouh irove a valuable aid to the D. A. rlavins come from a rural district-- Oickcrson Run cnn be so classed-Mr. Brown has the essentials of good prosecutor. He was schoolec Dunbnr Township High and Wcs Virginia University. The two as sislants take the places of Charle A. Tuit, who died, and W. Brown Higbce, who resigned to engage in private practice. Promotion has come to Byron F Atcr, assistant secretary of the Y. M. C. A. at Newell. "Bob," as h is better known, becomes genera secretary of the Y at Oakdalc, Tenn, on the Southern Railroad. It si happened he was at Oakdale doini some special work when he wa offered the secretaryship. He dc elded it was a good thing and re malned, with the consent of his boss Ben S. Dnvics of Youngstown, wh has charge of Youngstown, ffewc! and Dickcrson Run Y work. By th way Bob formerly was located n Dickcrson Run. Quite n shock to be busily en gngcd at work nnd have a brick fro; ;oznc 20 feet above you tap you, no gently, on the head. Fortunately th victim. John Gradish of the Govern mcnt homesteads near Mount Pleas ant, was not seriously injured. Wh let that brick fall? Better start safety drive. Perhaps Sam Cingcrt of St. Vln cent College (in charge of the duck* not a student) had not read abou numerous tragcdiei resulting from starting fire with gasoline. He trice it with disastrous results, as hav many other* before him. Burner about the face, arms,, neck, back an, the hospital record at Latrob shows. Burns on even one of these areas would be bad enough. Denth has removed the oldes active member of the Masonic ord in Pennsylvania in the person William T. Moore of Lincoln strec Unlontpwn. He was 03. In the early life Mr. Moore and his wife the former Kmma Brownfieli daughter of Nathaniel Brownfieli built a log houie where the Count Building now stands. The wife sur vlves. They had lived nearly a their lives at the countyscat, whlc numbered them among its mo 1 highly c.stcemcd cltizenv. The ngc man was laid away this afternoon Your Income Tax NO. 23 Deduction for Depreciation. The. revenue net provides for ' reasonable allowance for the cxlmu tion, wear and tear of property us in the trade or business, including reasonable allowance for obsoles cence." For convenience, such allow In claiming a deduction for dcprc elation several fundamental prmc pies must be observed. The deduclio be confined to properly actt ally used m trade, business, profession, and to improvements c real property, other than propcrl used by the taxpayer as his person; residence. In general, it applies I the taxpayer's capital assets--builc ings, machinery, etc.--the cost which cannot be deducted as a bus ness expense. A lawyer, doctor, or other profe: sional man may not charge off as current expense the cost of a librar used wholly in his profession, th being a cjpital expenditure and th library a capital asset; but lie ma deduct an allowance for dcpicdatio based upon the useful life of th library.' If part of a profession man's residence is used by him fo office purposes, a proportiona amount of the depreciation sustaine may be deducted, based generally o the ratio of the number of rooms used for such purposes to the total number of rooms in the building. The same principle applies if a taxpayer rents to others a portion of his lesidencc. Under such conditions, however, the taxpayer must include in his gross income the rentals received. THE TITY OF HIGH PLACE who sits on a throne will hear nly the voices of flatterers near. Never the far cry of despair; Never the simple, earnest*' man; Serving the truth as best he wect and pleasing the speech will be Whenever he asks: "What Is thought ol me?" e who sits In the highest place Vlll never meet neighbor face to face. Guards will follow him day by day; Guards wilt btnnd at his pnlacc door; rlcnds of old will be turned away And truth will como to his cars no more. ll who break through the barriers ijrim Will be tutored to carry no talcs to hi-- you and I may *walk the street k nd talk as wo will to all we meet, We may run to answer the crlch we hear. May bee the wrongs uhich should righted be: We have only our own mistakes to fear. The need of the world we're nllov-cd to sec. lut a ruler live;. In a mansion barred, Vhere truth not often can pass the Guard. Today in Washington By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON, Feb. 18.--President Roosevelt's decision to build up he United States Navy to a point which will make it independent of alliances with any foreign power has run into considerable criticism from the pacifists, but, if they will reexamine the evolution of the New Deal over the last few years, they will perceive that Mr. Roosevelt is not only logical but wholly consistent in what he is'doing. Certainly the folks who have been crying out against internationalism, against "entangling alliances," against cancelling war debts, against "pulling England's chestnuts out of the fire" and against the reciprocity treaties of Secretary Hull can hardly with justification complain if Mr. Roosevelt now insists on following economic nationalism to its logical goal. The President has been warned by a rather extensive public sentiment, expressed unmistakably during the last few years, that America wants "lo go it alone," that high tariffs are necessary for the protection of the American standard of living, and that no loans must be made to foreigners and no help of any kind extended to them because we must "save our own," as the saying goes. So when there is unscltlement in :he world requiring military precau- ;ions, the Administration is estopped from makipg/a working arrangement with the lariest navy in the world, namely the! British navy, because this, it is argued, may involve us in a war originating in British and not American controversies. Such a view is wholly logical, too: No offensive and defensive alliance of any kind or "understanding," if the less explicit word is preferred, could possibly exist without corresponding responsibility. The moment America says, in effect, to Great Britain, "we wish to join hands with you to pool our navies Sn the event of certain contingencies," the British would promptly answer b»c!c, "but what of contingencies vital to us?" So if the United States Government does not wish to undertake any obligations of a theoretical character anywhere on the face of the globe in union with any other power, it becomes necessary for America to think in terms of adequate defense from a strictly technical viewpoint of one power against any other single power or combination of possible enemies. Few people who know anything about naval science will doubt that, if the attention of the British navy Continued on Page- Seven. bring bad luck to nil who touch it. Like the f.imou:, IIopo di.imond, Chloiofoimed, , the $1,000,000 Kohi-noot KCHI in the ciown of the British quern 11 raid to aic av.ui- able /oi insomnia patients m Polish hospitals. DAVIDSON'S "Meet Me at Davidson's" and now . . . . as winter ends and spring commences .... we want to call to your attention once more some of the reasons why davidson's is the mecca for all the smartly clad women of the region. women have confidence in davidson's .... in their style- rightness, in their values and in the principals upon which this store was founded. this confidence is awe- inspiring to us . . . . inspiring us to new e f f o r t s . . . keeping us alert physically and mentally . . . . we dare not lose or mis-use this confidence, for we consider it the greatest asset in our business. davidson's is a store for women from every walk of life. those of you who can buy without thinking of price buy here. and so do thrifty women who budget their pur- chases, all recognize that regardless of price, they are assured of the most correct styling and unimpeachable value. then, too, davidson's is a friendly store. Affable sales girls greet you when you enter, show you anything you may wish to see whether you wish to buy immediately or six months later. credit is available for those who find it more convenient to pay at regular intervals rather than at the time of purchase . . . . and we suggest that if you do not- have an account here that you permit us to open one for you. we are showing the newest spring arrivals . . . . shagmoor and kragshire coats . . . . nationally priced from 16.95 to 69.95. spring dresses . . . . 3.95 to 29.95 spring hats, including the smartest versions by knox .... 1.00 to 5.00. all types of suits 8.00 to 45.00. and a host of interesting spring accessories. ,

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