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LAST EDI T1ON PRICE 2 C The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. VOL, 37, NO. 96. The Weekly Courier, rounded July n. 1873. The Dally Courier, Founded November 10. 1002 i Merged I July 18. WJO. CONNELLS\ 7 rLLE, PA., SATURDAY ISVKXJNU.MAllCJLI 4, l!i:M. EIGHT PAGES. Americanism Week Program For City Arranged by Elks Garner, Bound By Vow, Declines to Make Senate Talk Schools, Churches and Service Clubs Will Observe Period. PUBLIC MEETING FRIDAY EVENING Patriotic Week g? By United Press. WASHINGTON, Mar. 4 --Vice- president John N, Currier's icfusal to bieak a .six-year-old vow left him I virtually in the role ol i1cnt spectator at today's exercises commemorating the 150th annivcrsjiy of Congress. The committee ou arrangements asked Gainer, as piesidmg ofilcer ot the Senate, to de-liver an address nlong with the President, the Chie£ j Justice and the Speaker of the House, I Geirncr recalled n promise ho mode I when he took the oath of office on I March 4, 1933--never to make Heir to Beef and Oil Empire Mayor Ira D. Younkrn today issued speech on any occn.sion ns Ions as lie Connellsville a n d surrounding community will join in the observance of Americanism Week, beginning Sunday, under the auspices of ConnellsviUR Lodge, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, details for which have been virtually completed. The local celebration is being conducted simultaneously with that in 1,500 other American communities and will be marked by the participation of churches, schools, civic and other organizations. While observances nrc to take place daring the first tour days o£ the week, the Americanism Week celebration will close Friday night with a public ceremony in the High School Auditorium at which time a National figure will deliver the principal address. Prizes o£ S50, $25 and $10 each will be presented to essay contest winners of Conncllsville, Dunbar Township and Immaculate Conception High schools at that time. A committee o' the lodge has written to all of the churches, urging the pastors to take cognizance of the observance of Americanism Week and to devote at least a part of Sunday's services to the event. Speakers will appear in the three high schools of the immediate district. Attorney "William H. Soisson, Jr., will be at Cormcllsville High School, Attorney E. J. MeDaniel oC Uniontown and William E. Boyland nt Immaculate Conception High School and Adjutant Burrell of the Salvation Army at Uniontown will deliver the address at Dunbar Town-ship High School. Principal Paul H. Walker announced that the program at Leisenring would begin at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning and will include music by the school orchestra and the student body in charge of Miss Mary J. Hemminger. Tuesday has been designated as Boy Scout Day when the troops are to have individual exercises. Wednesday is Kjwanis Day but the program sponsored by that service club will be presented Thursday night in connection with the annual farm-city dinner. The speaker will be Walter S. Anderson, one of the outstanding dairy farmers ot Cambria county, who served in the World War. Mr. Anderson formerly was sanitary milk inspector in Fayette county. The Rotary Club will have a speaker at its noon luncheon Thursday when it has charge of an observance. The observance will close with the Friday night program, scheduled to start at 8:15 o'clock at the High School. a proclamation calling upon the people of ConnellsvJlle to join with Connellsville Lodge, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, in obs-civ- ing Americanism Week during the period of March 5 to Mtuch 10, ^n- clusive, The proclamation follows: "Whereas the democratic i"onn o f ' government in the United States * ± : being attacked by propaganda, lor- j eign influences, restless dissatisfied { groups, and j "Whereas, there are embodied in i the Constitution of the Uuiicd States all the principles of freedom tiul justice which have caused this N';,- j tion to be lecognized as the champion ' ot liberty and human rights, and "Whereas, because ot the attacks which are being made upon our government, both at home and abroad, it is advisable that xve icaffirm our faith in the government whoj-e ;»im is to establish justice, insure domestic trantjuility and make secure tl\e blessings of liberty to posterity, "Now therefore, 1, Ira I. Youukin, Mayor of the City of ConneUsville, do hereby proclaim that the period from March 5 to 30. 2339, inclusive, be set aside by the s?id City of Connellsville as Americanism Week, unci I do urge all citizens of our Cay to reaffirm thcjr allegiance to our government by holding fitting exercises indicative of ther faith m the Arrn-r- ican principles of democracy, and lo join with the Benevolent and Protective Order ot Elks in Us efforts to make us more deeply conicjous of our priceless heritage. "Given under my hand and seal this Fourth day of March, A. D , one thousand nine hundred ?nd thirty nine." held the office of Vice-President. So he declined the invitation, and it went lo Senator Key Pittman, D., N r cv., president pro-temporc ol the Senate. Firemen Oppose Fast Time Plan; Pass Resolution Disabled Veterans To Meet Wednesday; Official Coming A special meeting of importance to members of Colonial Jos Thompson Post of Disabled Veterans of the World Wnr will bo held Wednesday, March 8, at 8 P. M., at City Hall, third floor. All members and those who arc eligible to membership are ac^uc* to attend. John Cherpak of Pittsburgh, National rehabilitation officer, and several members oE the D. A. V. in Allegheny county are t-' be here and will speak on the work oC the organization. "The D. A. V. proposes to keep up its fight and to rontinue its program in behalf of the wartime disabled, non-compensated and under-compensated until complete legal justice has been accorded to every man with an equitable claim; also their widows and orphans," is the word that has come to the post from National Organizer W. R. Dodd. High School Girl Slain. OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Mar. 4. --Haselteen Black, 13-year-old junior high school student, strangled by a cord and brutally clubbed, was found dead in her home. The girl's body, clad in pink\vool pajamas and'a blue housecoat, lay in a pool of blood on the diningroom floor. Election to Fill Senate Vacancy Expected Soon By United Prc^s. HARRISBITRG. Mar. 4.--Lieu- tenant-Goveinor Samuel S. Lewis is expected to fix a date soon for a special election to fill the senatorial vacancy created by resignation of Senator Patrick J. Hennoy, D., Allegheny county coroner. Attorney General Claude T. Heno, at Lewis' request, infoi meet the Lieutenant-Governor in a lormi;! opinion that Henncy's resignation was ofBcial and that a special election should be held to fill the vacancy. Under the Commonwealth's ut«s, the election must be held 30 tlays Irom date o£ Lewis' call. The lormer senator's status was in doubt Irom the time Senator Anthony J. Cavalcante, D., Fayette, questioned it when Lewis read Henney's name once during the stormy reorganization sessions in January. The "unseating" of Senator Herbeit S. Levin, D., Philadelphia, has created another temporary vacancy in the Senate. The Senate Elections Committee is investigating a disputed elections contest which, according to a Philadelphia court, gave Levin's Republican opponent, Samuel W. Salus a one-vote victory. ^LW H,i\ m Ho.-.*.- hns 'gone on i coord as bem^ oppv^t'd to ,dayh')U i;u m^ itinc unk-- · i" U--- j corm opciitivu thruuxhout thf Com- | monweaUh of Pc'mJylv t -ini,t. · Tim Riven pubhc e\pre*- j s'mn by numerous individual*, and! organizations, \vts discussed HI length j by tlic voluntr-er fire-men before adop- j tion of lht v resolution voicing disap- i provril of the f.^t lime unless it i It was dt tided thi- resolution be forward fd to City Council. I Tlu i adopu*d resolution Sallow*: "WherfM?, td) announcement \c.ts i pubhsh'-d in ihc newpaprr.» Stalin;; the opinion of the tUiKtns of j ConnelLsvilic was dcstrt'ci by City . Council re.irdiiisl the adoption of i daylight ij,ivinj: Umo, the New H.tvrn| Hose Company at its monthly m t t l - j ing voices its opinion hrrcwtth: . "Wherciis, the Xew HavL-n Ht*i* · Company recoffn the f.tct th*it 1 dayhftht biivsng time hs adv*iri-j t-igcs to a cerUin extent, it feete th«-sc i advantages jirc lo n gieat minority { of the citizens ot Connellsvil!« in | relation to working conditions to the majority of the p;iyrolts consist ot railroaders, railway men and pubhc utility employes, operating on £*i.ttent 3l;indard time. "Hiere is also a l.r.v j parsed by tiit Slaty in 1887 in which! the legal time for the Commonwealth j oC Pennsytviinin bhall be Eastern 1 standard time. A ruling was mad« ] in 1921 in which individuals or [ groups of individuals could sf:l other than Eastern standard Ume a.s legal timt*, 7*his rulirifj dot*F not apply to courts or legal documents as the law of 1887 prohibits a change from Eaii- ern standard time; "Whereas, the adoption of daylight saving tsme would be a handicap to Uie above working class of citizens due to thu fact they would have to contend with two classes of time (Eti.stcrn standard and daylight) and other inconveniences, "Be it therefore resolved, that the New Haven Hose Company is opposed, to the adoption ol dnylight saving time by the City of ConneUs- ville unless it be embraced by the whole Commonwealth of Pennsylvania." Pictured in his firnt tewboy *uil It Ifi-months-old K. C, MuHendore the Third, of HulaJi, Okja., in piny preparing for the rolr he will fill someday an hfftd of « rnuEti-tntitton dollar b*- 1 * anil oil c-mpire. The 50,000-acre rai^ch on vrhich hia family lives is one o* itx they own m castorn Olvlnbomft-, tCtntralPraas) Son Confident His Story Will Convict Dwarf Dad; Helped to Get Confession PRESIDENT DEFENDS DEMOCRACY; STRIKES AT DICTATORSHIPS SWAIXOWS GOLDFISH TO WIN 310 WAGER By United Press. CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Mar. 4.--By swallowing a live three-inch goldfish in the presence of 150 witnesses, Lothrop \Vilhington, Jr., Harvard heshman, won a $10 bet with a classmate last night. "It was easy," he said. Mr. Roosevelt Declares Other Nations Envious Of Positions of United States. DIRECTS REMAKS TO HIS CRIT5CS Woman Electrocuted Trying to Save Husband By UnitrJ Pi ess. KITTANNING, Mar. 4.--Victims of a freak accident in which both were electrocuted, John Robert Walker, 24, and his wife, Mary Hose, 24, parents of two young children, will be buried here tomorrow, The tragedy occurrred when a firing cable Walker was using to blast stumps from a field fell across a high- tension power line. Unknowingly, lie grabbed the cable and was killed almost instantly. The wife, att. acted by cnes of their son, Merle, five, tliat "Daddy's burning," attempted to pull her bus- 7 band lo safety and was in turn electrocuted. Congress Breaks Three Records In Passing Military Appropriations Congress broke three records In passing the House Military appropriations Bill Friday afternoon, a passing the House Military Appro- measure drafted by Uie sub-committee of which Congressman J. Buell Snyder of Perryopolis chairman. First of all, it was the largest peace-time Army appropriations bill ever passed by Congress. Second, the bill passed the House -in H minutes, the shortest time ever recorded for an Army biJl on the floor of the House. Third, it was the first time in 150 years that an Army bill passed the House without a single amendment being offered. 'This speaks louder them anything else as to the attitude of the American people in respect to National defense.' 1 Congressman Snjdcr said. "In other words, Hie American people through their representatives have said in action '\ve will prcpaie to protect our freedom and our institutions m case any foieign foe chooses to disturb us.'" Held for Murder When Baby Dies A f t e r B e a t i n g LOS ANCKLES, piiu-lh, 19. \vtiOi-*.' n. I'up. f*31 'fjTi Mar. 4,- Schacht Reported Head of Nazi Trade Campaign By JOSEPH W. GRIGG, JR. United Press Staff Correspondent, BERLIN, Mar. ·!.--Dr. Hjalmar Schact, thu financial "wizard" recently ousted as, head of the Reichs- bank, was reported in reliable quar- tcr.s todjy to have been instructed by Adolf Hitler to take command o( a campaign to revive foreign trade. Coincident with this report, Field Marshal Hermann Goerir.R, Hitler's right hand m.-m, went to Italy for a visit of several weeks during which he was expected to hold important conferences with Piemier Benito Mussolini and other Italian leaders. Gocrlng was expected particularly i to discuj-s Italy's "aspirations" at France's expense and the future rela- 1 lions o£ Germany and Italy with [ nationalist Spain. -Billy | Scbacht's reported assignment was 'come ; regarded in well informed quarters aided j M e \ en more important, however. » Slot Machines Must Be Removed From All Clubs; Reilly Says UNIONTOWN, Mar. 4.--Acting on orders of District Attorney James A. Reilly, County Detective John C. Wall personally visited clubs of the Elks, Eagles and Moose in Fayette county and warned that the operation of slot machines must be slopped. Several days wei e given for the removal of the machines. The district attorney declared this is the first step toward the much promised cleanup in the county, particularly aimed at rackets. Failure to remove the slot ma- chaines will result in prosecution, it was said. ONE OF TRIPLET SONS SURVIVE By United trcsa. WASHINGTON, Pa., Mar. 4 -Triplet boys were born to Mr. and Mrs. Hazlctt Pierce, ol near Marianna, last night but two of the infants died. One o£ the babies died while en- roule to Washington Hospital. The first-born triplet succumbed in the hospital this morning. The remaining child ami mother were in fair condition, physicians said. The baby is in an incubator. The infants weighed three pounds each at birth. FOREIGN WAR VETS WILL MEET MONDAY There will be a meeting ol Walter E. Brown Post, Veterans ol Foreign Wai's, al 8 o'clock Monday night. Lunch will be servtcl. By United l»trst- SUXBURV. Mnr. -i --AulJiortlic-s . ovtti awiflly loJ t « ajjamsl Paul William Barrick. 22, who allegedly admUtcd ,tdmirir-terin« ":tboul 50 bentjngs" and ..» brandinK that resulted sn :hc dc,**h of v.vo-ycnr-old Marie \Volf, who \v;i so tiny at birth that she was nick-n.imed "Ho-jtbud." Criminal charges, holding her "maternally nefih;jcnt" also \vcrc illcd asalnst the child"-* unwed mother, Helen Wolf, 2-t, a housekeeper. Corporal Richard Gray of the Slate Motor Police s'ud n firsl degree mur- \ dor chwrgo would be lodped against Barnck, a fonncr brickyaid worker who confessed that he beat the child ,ind branded her hip \vith a red-hot stove lid .ifler he Jearived thu identity of Jier father, "bocaute every time I ioohed at the baby, \ saw the otncr man." The mother toid nulhoi itie_s that .hc once hrtd lo\ed Barnck, but "I don't anymore because lie beat my baby." When the child, who succumbed arrested, yesterday, wa^ bi'ouyh-t here the mother and her suitor allegedly said she had fallen against a washing machine. A/ter an examination, however, physicians asked authorities to Investigate and Barrick's confession ·as obtained, accoiding to State Motor Police, Barnck already was under arrest at Lewistown on an aggra\ f atcti assault and battery charge. you d»d X R confession, was S a n d of considerable significance to all that his testimony} countries which strive for world trade. it was !aid that Hitler had personally given Schacht instructions to: 1--Seek neu- markets for German goods abroad to provide additional foreign exchange. i conftdint loduy wfould condemn his dwarfish father 1 to deri'Ji for htihiij; his moll^er. AA VirKiuo Spinclli, 58, hunched | hii I'jnnil body m a chair and wept, i Hilly toid a superior court jury how j he hyd attempted to hide evidence o£ ihc crime by burning Uie dja- mpinberixl bx.fy in an incmcrntor. The father is accused oC slaying hi^ wife, Koe, ;ibo 58, but of normal height, because she threatened to expose hii fillcgfxl inct'Stuous relations with one of their two datigh- tets. The Suite demartdj the death penalty. BiUy ;-.ho\vrd no sympaUiy for him. lit- tettfied that he came home last December 32 and found his In ther burning "louver." "1 sa*' blood on the pillowslip.*;, the bed and tm Hoor," he said. "I ai-kcd \vherc another wjs, and he .s;iid the had tiotic away with another man. Father's head was cut. He explained that he foil down stairs." Hi** suiipiciotis were moused when bib 1 father forced him (o write a let- K-r to his sistci, signed with the mothrr's nnmu, saymR she had run oft with another man. He and his sister went to police, Spinelli was Filbert Miner Dies Under Fall of Siaie UNIONTOWN, Mar. 4.--Lonnie Dailcy, 42, ol Filbert, was killed this morning when caught under a fall ot slate in the Filbert mine o£ II. C. Friclc Coke Company. APRIL 3, 4 DATES OF MINERS TESTS April 3 snd 4 have been ilxed as the dates of the annual examinations of bituminous coal miners seeKJng certificates as mine foremen, assistant foremen and fire bosses in Pennsylvania. Detectives, asked Billy to aid them n obtaining a confession. Afc police cfidquartcitf he stood over his fathci, thrust an accusing finger into his face and shoyfed: "Vou know you did it, pop. Now tell us where mom's at, so WQ can give her a decent burial." Spinelli finally did. The confession read in part: "I kicked her in the stomach. When she '!·--Attempt to arrange a settlement ot the situation created by frozen debits nnd credits under the Nazi economic system. This plan, ns reported by trustworthy German sources, was of added interest because of the opening of a new British campaign to improve trade relations with north European nations and with Soviet Russia. In recent months economic factors have become more closely intertwined than ever with the political phases of Europe's struggle between democracies and dictatorships until trade has become a potent weapon of diplomacy. lell I picked up the axe and chopped her on the head. Then I cut up her body into little pieces and carried the bits DUI and burned them Jn the incinerator. I burned her all day long and used eucalyptus leaves to kill the smell. I burned her head first." In court yesterday he alternately wept and screamed- at his son, who Is of. normal height. Once, when Billy told of the faked letter, he leaped up and yelled: "Liar!" Bailiffs thereafter weie alert to prevent a repetition. The trial will be continued Monday. Prosecutor "William Russell said he would introduce the confession at that time. -In it, Spinelli contends he killed his wife during an argument and alter she had hit him with the Superior Court Reverses PUC Ruling on'Rates By United Press. " 1 PHILADELPHIA, Mar. 4.--The State Superior Court has reversed aclion ot the Public Utility CoVn- mission in ordering new tariffs for Bve railway companies on the complaint o£ two sand companies. The PUC had ordered new rates on sand shipped in open top cars Irom Tatesville, affecting the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Huntingdon and Broadtop Mountain Rail road. A similar ruling affected the Baltimore and Ohio, the Coudersport and Port Allegheny Railroad and the Pittsburgh Shawmut Railroad. The complaint was brought ofig- inally by the Pittsburgh Silica Sand Company, which alleged that the P. R. R. allowed "arbitrary" tariff of 20 cents a ton to be added to base rales frorr, all joint line hauls from the company's Tatesville plant, and that this handicapped the company in meeting competition of rivals who maiketed over a single The Silicon Products lir.e haul. Company By United Press. WASHINGTON, Mar. ' 4.--President Roosevelt in a challenging defense of American democracy told the world today that the United States would give "no encouragement" to tyrannical forms of government. Without mentioning the dictatorships or their form of government directly, Mr. Roosevelt reasserted his belief in the stability_ and endurance of democratic 'processes against "other forms of government'' which "revert to those systems of concentrated self - perpetuating power." He abhorred the "re-incarnation of the 'justice' of the dark ages" in some parts of the world and gave thanks that the freedoms guaranteed in the bill of rights of the Constiu- tion still were sacred in this country. Speaking before a joint session of Congress in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first meeting of Congress, the President left no doubt that his remarks were directed toward those who have criticized his international policy of cooperation with the democracies. "Today," he said, "with many other democracies, the United State. 5 will give no encouragement to the belief that our processes are outworn, or that we will approvingly watch the return ol forms of government which ftjr 2,000 years have proved their tyranny and instability alike." Later, in a tribute to the bill o) rights, he asked: "Shall \ve by our passiveness, by our silence, by assuming the attitude of the Levite who pulled his skirls together and passed on the other side, lend encouragement to tho--e who today prosecute religion or deny it?" Mr. Roosevelt replied to his own question with emphasis: "The answers is 'no,' just as in the daj'S of the first Congress of the United States it was 'no. 1 " The President spoke in the chamber of the House of Representatives which was crowded with members of both Houses of Congress, justices of the Supreme Court, the Cabinet, diplomats and high Army and Navy officials. The exercises were broadcast by the three major Nation-wide radio netwoiks and by short wave transmission 1o the world. Preceding Mr. Roosevelt were r.d- dresses by House Speaker William B. Bankhead, President Pro Tem- porc of the Senate, Key PIttman, and Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes. Mr. Hoosevolt declared there was aa "vast chasm between our representative .democracy and those rc~ x-ersions to personal rule which hve characterizedtthese recent years." Two major differences between these_fonns of. government, he raid. ;"Were the democratic' principle - of "free choice of.the body "politic," and the freedoms guaranteed our democracy under the bill of rights o? the Constitution. "The safety of the syr^em o! representative democracy,'' he said, "is in~the"]ast analysis based on two essentials:- First, -that at frequent periods the voters must choose a new Congress and a new President, and second, that this choice must be made freely. ""That, after all, is the greatest difference between what we kr.ow as democracy, and those other forms ot government which, though they seem new to us, are essentially old--£of they revert to those systems of concentrated self-perpetuating power against which the representativo democratic system was successfully launched several centuries ago." brought a like complaint against the other roads. Tennessee Votes Wet. NASHVILLE, Tenn., Mar. 4.--Tennessee's 30~ycar-old bone-dry prohibition law was in the discard following the action of both houses o£ the legislature in overriding Governor Prentice Cooper's veto of a bill providing for the sale of alcoholic beverages. The Weather lies Suddenly. SOMERSET, Mar. 4--Mrs. Edna Brant, 52, of Boswcll, R. D. 2, died suddenly Thursday night cnroulo -to a Johnstown hospital. A hesrc condition was blamed. She leaves ,P hupfcwr.d. John "VV.. and six children Rain tonignt and Sunday, probably changing to snow in north portion Sunday; warmer in south port.on tonight, colder Sunday and near Lake ELI-IG iate tonight; much colder Monday is the noon weather .forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Ilecord. 1S39 1938 Maximum . 55 44 Minimum - 40 2 ^ Mcnr 34 ^ Month of March Gets Off to Flying Start in County for Tragedy Record There may be some question about whether March came in like a lion or lamb but one thing that can't be disputed is that the month got * off to a fateful slait in Fayetle county. Thursday, the second day o£ March, ·was marked by double^ tragedy in Fayette -county, especially in - the northern section surrounding^ Con- nellsviUe, with six lives ' being claimed/ First tragedy of that fateful day occurred at Brookvnle \vhere fire destroyed the three-room home of Paul Kmete, cremating two children and severely burning the father and a third child while the mother and a year-old infant escaped. This took place at about 5:45 A. M, But before the day had passed jttagedy again struck in, this j of March." region, this time near Dunbai- where an automobile overturned and caused death of two motorists, one dying of a brokr neck and the other of a heart condition and shock, aggravated by the accident, while a third miraculously escaped. In the meantime, however, Eichaid D. Minor, Jr., IS, of Brownsville, shot himself with a revolver at his home, the body being discovered by t' e father on hii return home from worU. The sixth tlcatli was fhat of Robert McGaughey, 50, of Mcrrittstown, who died at Uniontown Hospital to injuries he received when an automobile in which he was a passenger crashed :nto a parapet of a bridge. This probably may be one reason for the saying, "beware cf the Ides Mr, Roosevelt control . . . b y said that "direcl free electorate' 1 has made it impossible for a democracy to "long remain in the hands of those who seek personal aggrandizement for selfish ends, whether they act as individuals, as classes or as groups." "Many other nations," he added, "envy us the enthusiasm, the attacks, the wild over-statements, the falsehood intermingled gayly with the truth that marks our general elections, because they are promptly followed by acquiescence in the result and a retuin to calmer waters as soon as the ballots are counted." Hedy LaMarr to Wed. HOLLYWOOD, Mar. 4.--A studio representative said today he had been informed that Hedy LuMsiT, brunette star of the film "Ecstacy," and Gene Marlcey, film producer, would be married this afternoon. She and Markey probably will elope to Tiajuana, just across the border in Mejcico from San Diego. Stork at Hospital. A son was born at 4:22 o'clock this morning at Connollsville State Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Allen Darby of t)awson.

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