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LAST E DITION The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. · PRIC * f 2« VOL, 30, NO. 01. The WccXly Couritr, Founded July 17, 1839. The Dally Courier. Founded November 10, 1902, I Mcrecd. | July 18. IS CONNELLSVILLIS, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY IU, 1908. EIGHT PAGES. JAPS SEND NEW LEADER INTO CHINA Austrian Situation at Glance Better Relations With Foreign Interests Anticipated. TOKYO LAUNCHES MOBILIZATION By United Press. SHANGHAI, Feb. 19.--A shift in the command of Japanese forces in the Yangtze valley area probably will result in improvement of relnfions between Japanese and foreigners with interests in China, foreign military observers believed today. The belief was based on observations that the new commander, General Shunroku Hata, is less flcry, has closer connections with Japanese political leaders and more interests at stake than his predecessor, Lieutenant General Iwane Matsui, who has been recalled. , · General Hata, one of the three senior generals of the army, !s a fotmer commander of the Formcsan army and head of the inspectorate general of military education. By United Press. LOGAN, W. Va., Feb. ID.--Uncle 3ykc and Aunt Salltc Garrett, nonagenarians, celebrated their 71st vedding anniversary at their home m Big Creek, near here today. Dyke began preaching after his re- urn from tlic Civil War. He claimed 0 have converted and baptized "Dev- 1 Anse" Hatficld, leader o£ his clan n the celebrated feud with the McCoy i during the latter part of the 19th century. TOKYO, Feb. '19.--The government introduced in Parliament today a sweeping general mobilization bill- providing for mobilization of every necessary resource in time of emergency. Munitions, general industrial, shipping, mining and other essential branches of the national economy may be mobilized under the bill. Its introduction in the Diet, the lower house, came ons day after a vague but obviously important statement from imperial headquarters the supremo war authority, that the armed forces would be reorganizec and "replenished in accordance with long term operations"--a statcmenl that apparently meant the dispatch of new divisions to China. It followed also confirmation a Shanghai of reports that Genera Iwanc Matsui, commander in chic: in China, had been recalled to Tokyo and that General Shunroku Hata, inspector general of military education, would replace him. Here the war office ri'uscd to common at all on the recall. 7hc mobilization-.bill meant tha every ounce of the national strength was to be girded for a struggle that the longer it lastcr, seemed farther and farther from its end. For weeks, experts had been draft ing the bill. There had been somj doubt that it would reach parliamcn this session. But the high arm command urged its adoption as abso lutely essential in the national well being. To give the bill a better chanci in the lower house, it was re vamped and some'articles, such as those in the draft permitting prohibition of public meetings or political activities, and providing for suppression of the press if necessary, were removed. · Vienna--British minister assures Austria of Britain's continued interest in the latter's independence. Nazis prepare for triumphant celebration tomorrow of their victory. London--Cabinet holds extraordinary session on Austrian and Italian problems, ministers reported at odds on Italian agreement. , Paris--Franco and Britain seek to line up foreign support of Austria if Germany makes further demands on her. Berlin--Germany prepares to hear Hitler tell world of his plans in a speech to rcichstiig tomorrow. Pranuc--Hitler's speech, for first time, to be relayed' by Czccho- slovakian radio stations. OBSERVE 71ST WEDDED YEAR Lewis T u r n s Thumbs Down On Democrats Five Injured When Machine Overturns; In Frick Hospital Special to Tho Courier. MOUNT PLEASANT, Feb. Ifl-- five passengers of an automobile that overturned at Bessemer on the Scottdale-Mount Pleasant road at about 10:30 o'clock Friday night suffered injuries and were taken to Frick Memorial Hospital. Rain and fog were believed to have been the contributing factors in the mishap on the brick road that occurred when a coach driven by John Karabus of Munhall crashed into n concrete abutment about three miles from here. \ Karabus, the driver, suffered laceration of the forehead, a laceration above the left eye and abrasions of the nose. Steve Churilla, 35, of Munhall, suffered a fracture of the right arm and lacerations; Joseph Karabus, 24 brother of the driver, lacerations of the forehead; Stephen Karabus, 21, lacerations, and Stephen Kaczmarek, 21, Morewood, contusions of both eyes. While . the driver lives al Munhall, his brothers reside at Standard. The five were admitted to the hospital where their conditions were described as good. Valuable Door Prizes " For Sportsmen's Dinner Several valuable door prizes are to be given away at the sportsmen's dinner next Thursday evening at the First Methodist Episcopal Church. They will range up to $10 and $12 in value. Every person who attends the dinner will have a.£hancc to get one. Reservations must be in the hands of C. G. Herzberger of the Connellsville Paint and Glass Company, 130 , South Pittsburg street, by Monday afternoon. Tickets may be secured frc-m Mr. Herzbcrgsr or from Roy B. Otto at the Loucks Hardware Company or from any member of the chapter. In addition to the address of the evening by Frank T. Bell of Washington, Commissioner of Fisheries, there will be motion pictures. Dr. William H. Hctrick will be toastmaster. Scholastic Band Festival Will Be Held a! Windbe The western district of the Penn sylvania School Music Association has chosen Windbcr for tha 1938 all western band festival that will b held on March 31 and April 1 and 2 Chairman Armand Venditti an nounccd today. Plans arc under way to procure « nationally-known band director a tho guest conductor. A committc of capable school music instructor will make the final selection of th personnel ot the wes'tern band anc Lhe best students throughout the dis trict are invited for participatioi through their school officials. Prc ferred consideration will be given t students whose teachers artt mem bcrs of the Pennsylvania School Mu sic Association. Buenos Aires Gives Fliers Great Reception By United Press. BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 19.--The visit of six United States Army "flying fortresses" today occasioned the greatest display of enthusiasm for another nation since President Roosevelt visited the city in 1936. Five of the planes made the 2,300- mile non-stop flight from Lima, Peru, in 12 hours and 15 minutes. The sixth, delayed at Lima by propeller trouble, made the last lap alone over a shorter route in approximately 11 hours. . BRITAIN ASSURES AUSTRIA SHE HAS WELFARE AT HEART lly Pri"J, VIENNA. Fob. 19.--Charles M. Palairet, British minister to Austria, visited Foreign Minister Guilo Schmidt today and was understood to have .inured him of Great Britain's continued interest in Austria's independence. Two Frick Workers Hurl al Grindstone Two employes of tho H. C. Fric Coke Company were Injured, on seriously, in accidents at the Colonia No. 4 mine Thursday, Both wer removed to Brownsville Genera Hospital. Albert Kreitor of Mount Plcasan was crushed between a wagon and post, severely injuring him about th pelvis. His condition was regarde as "fair" by hospital attaches. Maxmillian Klocck of Trotter suf fcrcd a fra'cture of his left foot. Former Vet Commander Congress Candida! James E. VanZandt of Altoona former national commander of th Veterans of Foreign Wars, has an nounccd his candidacy for Congres on the Republican ticket in the 23r Congressional District. Mr. VanZandt, who has appearc in Connellsville on a number of oc casions, spoke at two banquets 0 Walter E. Brown Post, Veterans o Foreign Wars. HOOSIERS STRONGLY BACK OF M'NUTT By United Press. INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. Feb. 19.-Paul V. McNutt, U. S. high commis sionor to the Philippines, arrived to day in his home state of Indiat where fellow Democrats have starte a campaign booming him for pres dcntial candidcay in 1940. Tonight he will address the Ind ana Democratic Editorial Afi' lion, reported to be solidly bcliin turn for the presidential nominalio Our Well-Dressed Army Men HARRISBURG, Feb. IB.--CIO hairman John L. Lewis, who has pset the plans of Pennsylvania icmocratic leaders by sponsoring ic gubernatorial campaign of Lieut. . Thomas Kennedy, has refused o endorse the candidate selected at conference of party leaders yestcr- ay, it was understood today. State Chairman David L. Lawrence nd Matthew H. McCloskcy, Phila- elphin leader, went to Washington fter the conference to attempt tc vin Lewis' backing for Charles Alvin ones, a Pittsburgh attorney. But ic labor leader was understood to avc declared he would continue to upport Kennedy, who is sccrctary- rensurcr of Lewis' influental United .line Workers' union. Dunbar Youth Sent To Republic School On larceny Charges UNIONTOWN, Feb. 19.--Ninelccn- rcar-old William Brubakcr, Dunbar, hargcd with breaking, entering, lar- eny and receiving stolen goods on nformation furnished by his father, vas sentenced by Judge H. A. Cot- om to an indefinite term in George unior Republic industrial school. The youth was taken into custody by Trooper Charles J. Hanna after a scries o£ thefts in the Dunbar sec- ion. The father, appearing before the court, stated his son brought home a number of articles, that he would go iut after the family went to bed and wander around and that he used a mall hammer to tap glass out ot windows o£ places he victimized. Tho ofllccr said Brubakcr told him, under questioning: I thought, moybc, there was something in the windows I wanted." Trooper Hanna said he was convinced the defendant was sub-normal ·uid not responsible for his actions. T) ic father of the youth corroborated th* officer's statements. Major K. W. Slsuson (left), Quartermaster, is pictured in a special evening uniform, and Lieut J. H. Cheatwood, in mesa jacket. They are shown strolling towards the Officers' Club at Boiling- Field, Va., n» they exhibit the new army dress uniforms. (Central Prat) Club Women, HI After Meeting, Fully Recovered School Principals Will Meet Monday A meeting of the School Principals Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania will be held Monday evening at 6:30 o'clock in the dining hall of California State Teachers College. "The program will be a continuation of the study of tome ot the problems which are basic to a consideration of the general problem of the curriculum revision of the secondary ^schools," Secretary Thomas M. Gilland announced. The problem--"What can be done with students who cannot get the work?"--will be discussed by R. Donald Conn, principal of Brownsville Junior High School. E. Paul Day, principal of Peters Township High will discuss "What can the secondary schools do to develop proper attitudes and ideals?" and Mr. Gilland's theme will be "What arc the essentials and .media of a public relations program?" Supervising and high school principals of Fayelte, Somerset, Greene and Washington counties " comprise the association. REMAINING JACK MOUAN7, SKETCHES START TODAY SCOTTDALE, Feb. 19.--More than a score of members of the Saturday Afternoon Club of Scottdalc and Mount Pleasant, who were said to have become ill late Thursday night supposedly from "upset stomachs," were reported to be convalescing or have recovered today. Some of the women became violently ill and were said to have been seized with vomiting spells that made them acutely sick, according to reports. Medical diagnoMs did not declare the illness to be ptomaine poisoning and several doctors who treated some of* the stricken declared they suffered from "upset stomachs." There was a reluctance by club members or relatives of members to Rive details but it was reported there had been a meeting of the club Thursday afternoon where lunch was served during the social hour. One doctor was quoted as saying one of his patients ate something that "disagreed" with her stomach. A doctor was summoned from a theatre for one patient and another woman became seriously ill while watching a motion picture. As members of families of-others who were ill began calling for doctors, it was learned wives of several physicians had also been affected. Two women who are more than 80 years of age were said to be among those who did not become ill. Remaining pen sketches of citizens of the Connollsville community which were drawn by Colonel Jack Moranz some time ago will appear in The Courier, Page Four, beginning today. The delay was one over which we hnd no control. The colonel was taken ill and removed to a hospital soon after completing his work here. P.W.Va.AsksRFC Loan Be Approved Six Southwest States Hit By Elements By United Pros:,. DALLAS, Tex., Kcb. 19.--Floods, a blizzard and the havoc left by a tornado beset six southwestern states Saturday, extending 'm area ot death, misery and destruction from Ihe prairies of western Kansas to the pine woods of northern Louisiana. A thousand families were driven from their homes by floods in southeastern Arkansas and southwestern Oklahoma, where the perils were increasing hourly. They abandoned their homes in bitterly cold weather, to gather at cnmps in the cities and hills. Tho Arkansas National Guard was ordered to stand by for relief duty. National Guard airplanes patrolled the levees. Oklahoma authorities organized n fleet of airplanes for directing rescue work. Pilots were to scout for families mnrooned in trees and housetops, and signal boat crews to their rescue. Farther south, the little oil boom town of Rodessa, La., was littered | with wreckage caused by Thursday night's tornado that killed 23 and injured almost 100 persons. Westward, Texas was deluged with flood waters and roads were covered with ice. Western Kansas was snowbound by a fall that measured 12 inches at Eureka and nine inches at Wichita. There, however, the storm brought its only compensation, restoring hopes for a wheat crop that had appeared doomed to dust storms a week ago. Death and suffering were widespread. On Scratch Hill, near Atoka, Okla., Mrs. Broddie Maxey and her two sick children were murooned by flood waters and one child, a girl of five, died of pneumonia before they were rescued. In eastern Missouri, two persons were drowned when flood waters swept their automobile off a bridge. Another was killed in an accident on an icy road in Texas. The crisis was in Arkansas, where 600 families were routed from lowlands along the White and Arkansas rivers. There were 300 families living in the city park at Little Rock, housed in tents provided by the National Guard. Governor Carl K. Bailey held the Continued on Page Five. BUSINESS AIDS GET APPROVAL House C o m m i t t.e e Speedily Endorses Important Points. TAX RELIEF FOR CORPORATIONS WASHINGTON, Feb. 10.--Pitts- rgh West Virginia Railway Company asked the Interstate Com- ncrce Commission to approve its pplication lor a $500,080 RFC loan. Mont of the proposed loan would be used to meet fixed charges April 1. These amount to 5468,625. The railroad already owes the RFC $3,725,207. It has pledged collateral vhich is said to have a value in excess of $8,000,000. No additional collateral would be offered for the new loan. INJUNCTION STAYS NEW SALEM PRIEST UNIONTOWN, Feb. ID.--Another chapter in the turbulent controversy of St. Mary's Greek Catholic Church at New Salem was written when a preliminary injunction was granted against Rev. Father Anthony Knapik, pastor, and his set ol trustees from interfering with the control and management of the church by a rivila net of trustees. The petition also asked that Father Knapik and his trustees render an account of all monies received by them and belonging to the petitioners --trustees opposed to the present pastorate. The court is asked to make the injunction permanent and a hearing has been fixed for Tuesday. To Attend Anniversary Program. Members of Fayette L o d g e , knights of Pythias, have been invited to attend a meeting ot Alpheus E. Willson Lodge at Uniontown Monday night when the 74th anniversary of tho lodge will be celebrated. Rev. Dr. William II. Hctrick, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, will be the speaker. All local members are requested to attend as tht affair will be an open meeting, it was announced Thursday night by Kaycttc I.odec at its ECs.sion in Odd Follows Temple in South Pittsburs: street. Local Youth Held On Serious Charge UNIONTOWN, Feb. 19.--His father a WPA worker in Pittsburgh who refused to keep him, his mother patient in a mental institution and his grandmother, which whom h! had made his home, declaring she was afraid to take him back. Judge H. A. Cottom ordered Elmer Hunyadi, 17, of Connellsville held the county jail pending arrangements to have him committed to Polk or some similar institution. The lad, who admitted lie was in the sixth grade at the age ot 15 when he decided to quit school, was arrested for a serious offense allegedly perpetrated on a 14-year-old colored boy. Questioned by the court he admitted his guilt in attacking the boy and declared: "t learned to do it at Davidson.' The 70-year-old grandmother, with whom he resided, told Assistant County Detective Wilbert R. Mincrc she had no control over him and was really afraid home. to have him back al Next Week's Weather By United Press. WASHINGTON, Feb. 19.--Weekly weather forecast: North and Middle Atlantic states--Snow in north anc rain or snow in south portion Tuesday night or Wednesday and again toward end of week. Moderately cold early and middle, warmer latter part of week. The Weather Rev. Arthur O'Shea At Lalrobe Church Special to The Courier. SCOTTDALE, Kcb. 19. -- Rev. Arthur E. O'Shea, a former resident of. Evcrson, has been transferred from McKces Rocks church to Holy Family Church at Latrobc in the capacity of an assistant pastor. Rev. George M. Habar, who was with him in a similar capacity at St. Francis Do Sales Church at McKees Rocks was assigned to Bccchvicw. Rev. Edwin R. Hcylc who had been at Lntrobc was assigned to McKees Rocks. Pre-Lenfen Rally For Lutheran Men At Mount Pleasant Dr. R. S. RudiUll, president of Thiel College, will address a pre- Lenten rally of Lutheran men at By United Press. WASHINGTON, Feb. ID--The two most Important tax revisions planned for business were tentatively approved " by. the House Ways and Means Committee today as that body, with unexpected speed, ""read" . the first 180 pages of its 334-page revenue bill. , While the entire bill :;till is O|wn to last-minute revision, from a practical standpoint these two sets of levies are now in the form in which they will reach the House floor: 1. New corporation taxes,' greatly relieving business of the present're- latively heavy undistributed profits A new optional form of tax on the capital gains 'and losses of higher-bracket income individuals.'" The third .main .feature of the 1938 revenue .. revision measure, which now shows prospects of getting House consideration week after next, is a proposed new levy on closely held corporations. This, too, from the standpoint of practical considerations, is in final form. It probably wijl be approved tentatively Monday when the committee meets again. There arc two main categories in the corporation imposts: 1. A normal, graduated rate for corporfations earning $25,000 a year and less. They will pay 12'.£ per cent on their first $5,000 ol income, 14 per centjon the next $15,000 and 16 per cent on the final $5,000. Their payments will have no relation to distribution of dividends. About ^88 per cent of America's 200,000 corporations thus will be exempted from the undistributed profits tax; but they provide only about 10 per cent of the total revenue the government collects from corporate business. 2. An undistributed profits tax ot 20 to 16 per cent on corporations earning more than $25,000 a year. Declaration ot dividends provides the gauge for reduction of the levy from the top figure to the bottom. The step from the smaller bracket to the higher is eased by a "notch" provision smoothing out the jump in rates. The special new tax for family- held corporations is a 20 per cent Trinity Lutheran Church at Mount surtax imposed on the 20 to 16 per Pleasant Monday night at 7:45 o'clock. Rev. George C. Booth, pastor of the Mount Pleasant church, will be in charge of the meeting. All Lutheran men of the dibtrict are urged to attend the rally. cent undistributed profits tax. It would not apply to corporations earn- ng less than $75,000 a year, or to companies distributing as much- as 57.6 per cent of earnings in dividends, regardless of horn closely held. Prominent Republican Leader Fatally Hurt By United Press. OIL CITY, Feb. ID.--William K. PARALYZING SLEET STORM RECALLED; 14TH ANNIVERSARY Borland, 69, chairman of the Venango County Republican Committee and prominent lumber dealer, died today of injuries sustained last night when he was struck by an automobile as he was crossing an intersection. Helen L. Jolly, 20, of Ban, driver ol the car that struck Borland, was near collapse. Borland was president Northwestern Pennsylvania lican Association. Today is the 14th anniversary ot the destructive wind and sleet storm which swept this section, crippling transportation and communication facilities for days and causing damage of more than a million dollars to utilities. The storm struck on the afternoon of February 19, 1024. INNER SAFE DOOR FOILS BURGLARS By United Press. GREENSBURG, Feb. 19.--A heavy strongbox foiled snfe-cruckcrs who entered the Scars, Roebuck Company store through a skylight today. Tlie robbers cut through the main door of the sole with an electric drill. They fled, however, before opening the second door. A small amount of merchandise was taken from the store, police reported. of the Rcpub- Frisco Bank Employes Vote Slrike for Union By United Press. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19.--Em- ployes of the Anglo California Notional Bank took a strike vote today at the headquarters of their American Federation of Labor union. The strike, if agreed upon, would be called March 1 and a spokesman for the bank said it was the first time within his knowledge that a union strike vote had been taken against a national bank. KANSAS ORDERS COMMUNISM PROBE AECU -Resident Dies. UNIONTOWN, Feb. 18.--Collapsing as Mrs. Josiah A. Thomas, a sister-in-law, was washing his face in bed preparatory to going downstairs for breakfast, Ezra R. Thomas, 90 years old, o£ Lawton avenue, died in her arms. He had been in good health until several days ago when* his appetite began to fail him and he became sick. Rain or snow tonight or Sunday colder Sunday is the noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Record. 1938 1937 Maximum 7fi -H Minimum . . 4P in Mean . . . . . 61 43 Injured In Hunker Mine. GREENSBURG, Feb. 19.--Edward Baughman, 36, of Arona, suffered a fractured left collar bone and lett elbow and shock when caught under a (all of slate in the HarbauRh mine near Hunker J'i iday. He was taken to Westmoreland Hospital here.' By United Press. TOPJCKA, Kans., Feb. 19.--The Kansas legislature today undertook a state-wide investigation of communism, starting at the University of Kansas which was alleged to be "a hotbed of subversive propaganda." The House of Representatives yesterday voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to appoint a committee for the investigation. A Stork at Hospital. daughter was born at o'clock this morning ;it Connellsville State Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Frankhouser of Mill Run. llcrminie Man Suicide. Frank Keller of Henninie No. 2 a coal miner, haiiRed him.splf in the b .cmcnt of his Westmoreland county home. Former Local Girl In Tornado Area Concern was expressed here today for tho safety of Mr. and-Mrs. M. G. Conlcy and family, who recently moved to Rodessa, La.,--the target of a tornado Thursday night. Mrs. Conley was formerly Miss Mary Rohm of this place, a daughter of Mrs. Harvey L. Silcox of Poplar Attempts made to put through a telephone call have failed and a telegram has been forwarded in the hope it may reach its destination. I T r. Conley has been superintending building of oil refineries in the area laid waste by the tornado. He is an employe of the East Texas Refining Company. 3,542,3-16 TONS OF COAL MINED IN 19TH DISTRICT A total of 3,542,316 tons of coal and 151,401 tons of coke, were produced by the 25 companies in the 19lh Bituminous District (Westmoreland county) during 1937, State Mine Inspector John A. Burins reported. Westmoreland Coal Comjftny was the largest producer of coal with 1,152,911 tons. CHICAGO HAMMER SLAYER CAPTURED By United Prej.*.. CHICAGO, Feb. 19.--Police guards were withdrawn today from' the homes of four persons threatened with death by Paul Harrison, insane hammer slayer and fugitive from the Illinois Security Hospital at Menard, III.. lie and Peter Florek, 22, who escape-" from the hospital a week ago were captured late yesterday. Edna Mine Opcti;, Monday. JEANNETTE, Feb. 19. -- Stoney Springs Co;d Company has purchased tho John Con* mine at Edna No. I and operations will be resumed i Monday. Hospital Patient. Miss Isabel i,norms of Washington dvenue has been admitted to the Hospital for treatment.

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