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FOUR. TiltS lAJJbV CUUJtUOliU, PA. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1UHS. iailg THE COURIER COMPANY . James J. Driscoll . R. A. Doncgan . Walter S. Stimmcl James M. Driscoll _ J. Wylic Driscoll _ Publishes President and General 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 SUBSCRIPTION RATES , Two cents per copy; SO* cents per month; $5 per year, or $2.50 for six , months by mail if paid in advance. f .- -Entered as second class matter at the. Postoffice, '.' Conncllsvillc, Pa. SATURDAY ' EVENING, FEBRUARY 10, 1938 _: 3fEW BRIDGE CITY'S GREATEST SEED ': Conncllsville's first and major need Is a new bridge across the-Youghioghcny -River,-Mayor Younkin told his colleagues qn'-Council- this week in." commenting on an appeal for an'addition to the fire station on the West Side. - Without going into the need for enlargement of the present station and the more urgent demand for a central station on the East Side,, it is well to reflect on the statement of the Mayor regarding the bridge. Built to meet the needs of the'horsVand buggy days, the structure is an utter misfit-in a motorized age. 'That is something everybody knows. What is of greater moment is what should he done to replace it. ;· First, the JIayor points out, it is necessary to have a Special legislative act empowering the State Highway Department to take over-the span from the county, which is 'not. financially able to build a new one. Second, it is time to get such a movement under way. With a primary campaign coming on it would be well to have every legislative candidate put on record not only in ·favor of the bridge but pledged to support any movement to ircplace it. Since Route 110 is the main trunk between the South and the North, or vice versa, in this area of. Pennsylvania there is every reason to ask the State to bear the expense. In lieu of a State-constructed bridge it has been suggested a 'toll one be considered. This would be only a nuisance in a ·congested area. Traffic over Route 119 compares favorably ·with other main arteries. Besides, his region has been given little attention in recent years in road building. Engineering problems as to the location are to be worked out. They can be taken up later. The most important thing now is to get the movement started. ' STATE CHAMBER HITS TAXES If it were not the unanimous verdict of business that excessive taxation Is the chief cause of business being slowed or, in many instances, halted, there might be a disposition to discredit the claim. There seems to be no controversy over it. Even labor, regardless of factional disputes, has joined the chorus. ' Delegates to the annual convention of the State Cham" ber of Commerce at Harrisburg have added their voices In emphatic "terms. They have recommended modification of some taxes, outright repeal of others. The Chamber's stand ;; is set.forth In these resolutions: "The present corporate net income tax rate In com- rbination with our high capital stock tax places an excessive Tmrden on Pennsylvania enterprises and seriously handl- "caps'them In competing effectively with corporations domiciled in other states. ' "The chamber urges prompt repeal or drastic modification of the Federal tax on capital gains which tends to freeze investments in securities and real estate, halts the flow of capital Into new enterprises and leads to the Investment of larger sums in tax-exempt securities. "The chamber joins -tfith labor and the expressed : opinion of business in urging outright repeal of .the Federal tax on undistributed profits." Every commerce body, including the Connellsville "Board of Trade, is affiliated with the State Chamber. But there is hope for relief in the preparations to begin consideration next week of the. House at Washington of the new tax bill--one proposing modification, at least, .,of objectionable taxes. ' " What Congress does will not relieve Pennsylvania ^industries of the state taxation burden Imposed upon them. jfThere should be prompt action beyond making-surveys, to "provide a remedy. ' · · CONNELLSVILLE AND VICINITY IN PEN AND INK By COLONEL JACK MORANZ HIS HOBBIES ARE. 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CO. fCfc Z VECffiS * ' Today in Washington By BAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON, Feb. 19.--For a I long time, the Business Advisory Council, known as the "Roper Council," has been making recommendu- tions on national policy to President Hooscvelt, but has not been making them public, presumably to avoid controversy. But now that a new procedure has been adopted and the council has revealed its recent recommendations on labor ' legislation, the proposals can be examined critically. The first impression--and it is always so with broad statements about labor relations--is th'at the council has produced a document or fairness^ alike to employer and employe. Close inspection of the published statements, however, will reveal that union labor would never accept amendments of the kind suggested .ind, after all, whether business men like it or not, labor, and not President Kooscvelt, will dictate whether there arc going to be any basic changes in the Wagner law. The most conspicuous recommen- atlon--and it follows many of the same kind made by business organizations in the past--is that "em- ployes shall be free in self-organization and collective bargaining from interference, restraint or coercion from any source." This appears plausible enough till its true meaning is examined. Intimidation by workmen of other workmen is a matter that comes under the powers of state nnd city governments. To put the Federal In the Day's News Brltil Comment on Current Evcntt Here and Tbere. Hi .vine escaped the dangers of one who follows the mines the greater part of his life of 69 years, it 'was the lote of David R. DePriest to die of pneumonia, brought on by hic- coughs. Such is life. Uncertain at all times in hazardous occupations; none too certain elsewhere. Superintendent for 28 years of Griffin plant of the Hccla Coal Coke Company, and previously connected with other mining plants, he was always a reliable and trusted official, whose death as ho approached the retirement age is the more rcgrett.iblc. Out of school for n decade, the Class of 1928 of Connellsville High School will hold its first reunion next June 25. Plcastint Valley Country Club has been chosen as the place. Many changes have come in the lives of the members of the class since the memorable day they received their diplomas. It will be interesting to them pause and look back. Even greater changes will be in store 10 years hence. r SPANISH WAR'S EJO) STILL FAR OFF :": An observer at the front, writing of the ebb and flow ::of the-fortunes of the contending armies in the Spanish ; civil war, forecasts that It will run two years yet before -victory perches on the banner of either. K has been raging BID months.- - " · · " - - " _ ' . . r The Insurgents have the edge, in that they have over- jrun a vast territory. Their commander and the conquered narea'9 dictator has set up a provisional government. But -they have been unable to deliver a. crushing blow. . Z How many hundreds of thousands of men, women and ^children have been slaughtered perhaps never will be · ·.known; likewise the extent of the tremendous destruction ^·of property.- As indicating the magnitude of the warfare -In what we look upon as a comparatively small country is -the length of the battle line--900 miles--strongly fortified , -Ton both sides. Also there is a conservative estimate of -750,000 men on each side. All in all It is a terrible price ^the nation Is paying in · a -suicidal · struggle of '-brother -against brother. We wonder what would happen were another war such las our -Rebellion, staged with modern weapons, to be forced -upon us. Your voice, whether you arc speaking or hinging, docs not -sound to you as it docs to others, scientists say. If we recall rightly what we have read, it is pitched higher to the listener than to the one who is speaking or singing. The telephone company has arranged that you may hear your own voice, over the wire, as others hear it when you talk into the transmitter. This is accomplished by the use o£ the "telephone voice mirror." Demonstrations will be given three days--February 23, 24 and 25-at the company's plant in East Crawford avenue, to which all arc Invited each day from 1 to 9 P. M. Thi company says there are close to 3,001 phones in ConnellsviUe and that 35 men and women are given employ mcnt. COLD SHOULDER FOR M''UTT Jim Farley, the New Deal national chairman, will be out of the Capital City next when Paul McNutt's "coming 'but" party (for the presidential nomination) is staged. The President will be out of town. He's going to Hyde Park. Other New Deal stalwarts, too, will be conspicuous by their absence. Thus will official Democracy shy off from and suggestion of support of the high commissioner of the Philippines In his aspirations for White House tenancy. In other words New Dealers are decidedly cool toward the idea of having SIcNutt groomed as the successor to F. D. R. · Which may be taken to mean they are thinking seriously of backing a third term. Some four thousand invitations have been sent out for a reception to the former Indiana governor, in the name of Senator and Mrs. Sherman Minton of the Hoosier stale. The senator and Governor Townsend are enthusiastic supporter of the ex-American Legion national commander. The attacks of "nerves" affcctini tn*s- State Democratic leaders wa evidenced by Chairman David Lawrer-c himself following a meet ing Thursday night at Harrisburg The chairman insisted there had beci no discussion of candidates, onl; platform. Interrogated by a news paper man who said the general re port outside the conference room wa otherwise, Lawrence retorted: I'm a liar, I'm sorry." Fine way to J make friends where they're needed 1 . As it developed the news-hawk was right. A SPARROW STAN /c've argued this for many years. "hene'*r some well-dressed friend appears n swallow tail and vest of jrray know shell turn to me nnd say. Why don't you wear » high silk hat nd get yourself a suit tike thatt" nd I can't mike her undc-rsund or aw Allow tails I wasn't planned. .ait summer walking side by side , * wallow on * wire she spied, Now look," said »hc, "and see how trim "hat Sunday suit appears on html" Yes. yes, 'Us handsome, an you uy, The pood Lord made It Just that way," answered lier, "and It is true He made th« bird who wean it. loo. Now there's a sparrow! Do you *ce !!m sluing In that m*plc tre«? He's not so fancy, but hta wife emi satisfied to ahare hut life. he doesn't cob because' she faUv To rig him out In ifwallow tails. low would that sparrow feel If he A swallow had to try to b«? 'Jiut let me go about the town n my old t Spare me th And swallow t swallow According t And please *y suit o! brown, agony of spats tails and high xlJk hate, wear the raiment fine tiic Lord's design. tf you can. You're married to » sparrow man." As Others Think RAIL MODERNIZATION (Chicago Tribune.) A small item that appeared in the news section the other day carried idvices from Jacksonville, III., that he Wabash Railroad had abandoned hrcc stations in Morgan county-- rlarkland, Arnold, ond Orleans. The passenger depots will be removed and the freight facilities, except at Or- cans, abandoned. These stations were productive centers of railway Business in a former gcneption, before the advent of automobiles did away with the necessity for so many larm marketing centers. If our railways were being rebuilt :oday there would be far fewer sta- :lons, branch lines, and terminals. When the horse drawn vehicle was the pickup and delivery agent, "thiee miles from the depot" was a hardship, whereas with the automobile, bus, and truck a distance of ten miles is inconsequential. The abandonment of branch lines is proceeding at the rate of several thousnnd miles a year, but we have heard little of station removals. In many sections half of them could be abandoned without serious embarrassment to the local communities and with substantial benefit to railway service and operating cost as a whole. Several years ago a prominent Stray Thoughts By S. M. DEHUFF Dead, at the age of 54, makes one think "New York Day by Day" is not the flmsy, harmless thing O. O. Mclntyre made several million readers (not including myself) believe. More than one person unconsciously took a firm grip on hat and coat in a Crawford avenue movie house recently. With business booming and bursting all bounds locally, right now is a very propitious time tor Council to boost its 1938 budget some six thousand bucks over the figure used last year. I've discovered you can buy property and household insurance nowadays that protects your home against practically everything except family rows. Speaking of columnists, Florence Fisher Parry says some- of the scenes in "Our Town," current N. Y., stage hit, are Government into the police ousincss is to add a power to the central government which the business men themselves, on reflection, would hardly favor. The wijrds "from any source" are too broacl. Physical coercion) is something with which Hie Wagaier law docs not attempt to deal, what it docs concern itself with is cdonomic coercion, and this is exercised cither by collective action of labor ^organizations through picketing, boycotts, strikes, etc., or by employers when, by their right to hire or fire, they punish em- ployes seeking to persuade thoir fellow workers to join unions. To make the Wagner Act absolute-. ]y fair to both employers and em- ployes, it could be amended, of course, to restrain certain forms of economic coercion, such as strikes called without a vole of the member- snip or strikes called when there have not been exhausted the prescribed forms or processes of conciliation and negotiation. Something of the same kind is already written into Federal law with respect to railroad labor, in what is known as the National Mediation Act. When the council suggests that "any party to a labor dispute" shall be able to invoke the services o' the board, this touches on a problem which has many ramifications. If the purpose is merely to give the employer a right to find out officially through an election what the majority of his employes wish in the way of a bargaining agent, the plan would hardly be objectionable from labor sources. But if it is intended to give the employer a right 10 enjoin by court action the operations of labor unions or to restrain in any way the efforts at self-organization undertaken even by a minority of the em- ployes, especially in the absence of any clear majority, then the labor unions which hold the balance of power in Congress today would never consent to such an amendment. The council offered another recommendation: "Neither the act nor its Administration will favor any particular form of any bona flde labor organization." This too looks fair enough, but what does it really mean? Does it clear the air any? At present, the Wagner law does not permit the Continued on Page Five. day evening at 8:30 o'clock at tlv First Methodist Episcopal Church under the sponsorship of the Izank Waltons. You have time yet to ge in on it but not long. Reservation must be made by Monday afternoon, \-:th C. G. Herzbergcr of 130 South Pittsburg street. You may get tickets from him or any member of the Walton chapter or from Roy B. Otto at the Loucks Hardware Company. The speaker will be United States Commissioner of Fisheries Frank T. Bell. There will be wild life motion pic- railway president estimated that the use of 40 per cent of railway facilities could be discontinued and the buildings and tracks removed. The figure could be raised to 50 per cent today. This is not an indication that the railroad industry Is becoming obsolete, but rather that the lines arc in need of modernization to make room for the truck and bus in the transportation picture. As the Tribune has contended, automotive vehicles should not compete with the rail lines as parallel arteries, but supplement each other as mass transportation trunk lines with modernized feeders and distributors. beautiful, while Richard Watts, Broadway drama reviewer, writes that the play is presented on a bare, no-scenery stage, with only a stepladder and a chair or two for props. It begins to look as if the Rooscvclts are going to make more jack capitalizing on their White House occupancy than Gco. M. Cohan did out of his plays and songs about the American flag. In addition to being a traffic improvement, is that planned Grandview avenue project also to serve as n monument to something or other? To realize Just how far spats have fallen from grace, it is only necessary to recall when they only were worn in conjunction with high silk hats, swallow tail coats, gray-and-black- stripcd trousers, and walking sticks. Tact, ability and efficiency, arc written all over the woman who is fast acquiring n string of night clubs hereabouts. Wouldn't it bo too funny for words If Gifford Pinchot staged another gubernatorial comeback? Seems to me a Rotary or Ktwanis luncheon would be a swell place for Representative J. Buell Snyder to explain in detail the new crop control farm bill which he voted for and therefore should understand more thoroughly than the average fellow. A young local service station attendant would sooner beat the drums in a band or orchestra than ftll up a dozen gasoline tanks. Let's go to tures of interest to all. Sportsmen from all over Southwestern Pennsylvania arc expected. O n e o f t h e f i r s t questions after any fire -- WAS IT INSURED? Why not be sure that your property is properly and adequately insured. C a l l this A g e n c y To-day. J. DONALD PORTER INSURANCE First National Bank ConneUsvHle, Pa. The Inernational Federation of Trade Unions has a membership of 17.000,000, including Federation of,Labor. the American The days arc growing few for Martin Sullivan, former Duquesnc policeman, who killed five persons in a rage and was convicted of the first degree mUrder of one. The Board of Pardons apparently scaled his fate when it refused him clemency. The date for his walking the "last mile" is February 28. Sullivan has regretted many times since his rash revenge act. Five lives snuffed out. His will make it six. William D. Gladden, who once called Connellsville home, has been named probation officer for the county--for the male population-succeeding Attorney Arthur A. Brown, who has become an assistant district attorney. A former newspaper man, Bill should be able to tell us about his work when there is anything it public importance to be revealed. Bill's* fahcr is Rev. T. M. Gladden of Rogcrsville, a former Methodist Protestant minister here. His grandfather was the late W. H. Gladden, u of Methodist Protestantism. Sportsmen, lovers of the outdoors and others interested in wood, waters and wild life, your attention is called to Hie annual bunuucl next Thun.- Announcing the OPENING of ew SIBEL'S Funeral r/ome Completely Modern in Every Respect Located nt 127 East Fairvlew Avenue PHONE 150 NOW OPEN FOR INSPECTION fn the business o£ banking''there .are government regulations and laws to assure safety for depositors' funds; there is modern, equipment with ingenious machinery to stand guard over vaults . . BUT, in the final analysis, the success of a bank in serving its community depends upon something else--the ABILITY ol its management! The 0/Bcers of this bank are able, experienced men; they are familiar with problems in this territory: they have a genuine interest in co-operating with you and the community for mutual benefit and progress. All this adds up to ABILITY in management--your assurance of. banking satisfaction, as well as safety, at this bank. 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