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LAST E DIT1ON ,,,,. "~ ^£^ The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. PRICE /2 C VO.U 37, KG. y£. The Weekly Cornier, Pounded .luly 17. 1870. [ The Daily Courier, Founded November 10. 1902. ' Jul, Merged \y 18. 1929. CONNELLSViLLE, VA., TUESDAY" E V E X I N G , iMARCJ i 7, j y M . TEN PAGES. SENATE MAY DELAY H1RT A P P R O V A L Governor James Sends Name of Appointee To Committee. DEMOCRAT BLOC DETERMINED ONE By united Press. HARRISBURG, Mar. 7.--Goveinor Arthur H. James' nomination of Judge William E. Hirt, Erie, as his successor on ine State Superior Court bench was before the Senate today with little likelihood of prompt confirmation. Hirt's nomination for the $18,000- a-year post went to the Senate committee on executive nominations last night with the names of seven State Board of Public Assistance members. They will remain there indeiinitely because of Democratic minority de- 'termination to block all gubernatorial appointments which require a two- · thirds vote for confirmation. James did not send the names of any rounty assistance board members to tht Senate last night as anticipated. American Cousins of the Pope School Board Purchases Loud Speaker System Action on the purchase o£ a public address system for the High School Stadium was taken at Monday night's meeting of the directorate with the awarding of the contract to E. E. Hindes, local bidder, for ?1,100. Director James Strawn, who made the motion to accept the Hindes' offer said: "This matter has been hanging fire for some time. We've tried out several sets and we know what they will do. We're only going to get what we pay for. "The set demonstrated by Mr. Hindes was used through the latter part of the season and gave satisfactory service. It's made by Western Electric and we all know that's the last word in any kind of installation. "The bids made by the other firms are lower in price but they certainly can't compare with an $1,100 set. I move you, Mr. President, that the Connellsville School District purchase the public address system from E. E. Hindes for $1,100, the time of payment to be settled between Mr. Hindes and representatives of the school district." Director C. S. Campbell seconded the motion and a poll of the board found Directors Campbell, Balsley, Strawn and Mclntire voting for it while Director Zollars said he wished to be recorded as not voting. Mr. Zollars felt that the contract should not have been awarded until all members ot the board could be present. Business-like Basis New Order for WPA; Day's Work for Pay Heading a newspaper account of preparations for the coronation of Pope Pius XII are Miss Elissa Marzani (left) and her sister, Mrs. Ella D'Amiani, both of Peckville. Pa., who are reported to be third cousins of the new Pontiff. (Centra! Press) Child Recovering After Being Run Down by Motorist Mary Jennett (Biddee) Freed, seven years old, daughter ot Mr. and Mrs, Thomas Freed ol White Front Apartments in North Pittsburg street, run down by a hit-run automobile at 4 o'clock last Wednesday afternoon in North Pittsburg street, was reported today to be convalescing from bad bruises she received. It was said that the driver of the machine that struck the girl as she was crossing the street failed to stop and Hed the scene. Members of the family are appealing for assistance of persons who witnessed the accident. The motorist is believed to be a Pittsburgh salesman. GREAT BRITAIN AND FRANCE MAY MEDIATE SPANISH WAR! First Offer of Aid To Kmelz Family Is Residence for $450 PREDICTS SOX WILL BE BORN IN JUNE; ANNOUNCEMENTS OUT By United Press. NEWARK, N. J., Mar. V.--Sidncy A. Fortcl, 36, sent the following announcement to his Inends today: "Mr. Sidney A. Foitel wishes to announce that on the 17th or 18th of June a son will be born to Mrs. Sidney A. t". Forte], at Beth Israel Hospital. "You axe cordially invited to attend the circumcision,, to be held, at Beth Israel Hospital chapel, Sunday afternoon, the 25th o'clock." of June, 1939, at 2 LONDON, Mar. 7.--Both Cleat Britain and France were reported today to have indicated their readiness to mediate in the Spanish civil war, but it U'fcs /eared that Italy and Ger- man3 r were urging the nationalists to attack Madrid at once. The French government was understood yesterday to have advised the new Madrid defense council that it was willing to -act if dcsi:ed. Diplomatic circles repotted that BrHain also had indicated readiness to act as mediator if both republicans and nationalists desire to use British ehar.nels to expedite peace in Spain. Fortel said bex predetermination is his hobby. In the pust two years he has predicted lor 50 couples the sex of their babies and has never been wrong. He has a diary to prove it. His system requires the expectant mother to answer honestly 25 questions dealing with her physical condition, habits, weight, age and hobbies. if the answers are truthful he will tell whether he offspring will be a boy or girl. He \vouldn't make the questions public. He sa.d that i£ couples planning to become parents would visit him before conception, answer his questions and follow his instructions, they could have their choice o£ a boy or girl. The Fortels have a son, Marvin, five, who, the father said, was unpredicted. MADRID, Mar. 7.--Republican troops opened, fire in the streets oC Madrid today to crush a counterrevolutionary outbreak among soldiers led by communists, opposing peace negotiations with the nationalists- Shots were exchanged by the communist-led soldiers and republican troops defending the new defense j council headed by General Jose M i y j i , but, (he council announced, the u p - j rising was quickly supresscd. Responding to an appeal made ycs- tcidny in Tne Courier thai citizens of '.ho community contribute toward a fund for rehabilitation oE the family of Paul Kmclz of Brook vale--target of a fUe tragedy last weelc in which the home was desti oyed and two children buined to death--an offer of Iwo-sUny shingled dwelling, partly furnished, for S45Q was advanced today. Requesting that his identity not be disclosed at the present, a business man declared his willingness to turn over to fie Kmelz family a two-story shingled house, situated on four acre 1 ; of ground adjacent to this city. There is an investment of S1,400 in the property, including $200 for the i ground alone. Some of the place is suitable for gardening. The dwelling has five looms but, could easily be converted mio a six-room residence. The livingroom lias a h a r d wood fiooi and open fireplace. There ,*s a bed in each ot three upstairs bedrooms, and other furniture which would be lelt in the house including a large table, davenport and numerous chairs. A heating stove in the kitchen and a gasoline cooking stove would be "Joined" to the Kmctz family unii) such limn ns the owner might want them, if ever. There is an outside springhouse and a pump in the kitchen for bringing water into the Iiou.se. Taxes on the properly are not in excess of 55 a year and at present insurance in the amount of $1 GOO is carried on the house. If transferable, it is agreeable to the owner that it be continued for the Kmctz family in, event purchase ol the property for $430 be consummated. The reason for the low price is because of a desire to "makp a substantial contr.buiicn" to the fund that might be raised. It is understood thai Mr. and Mr*. Kmetz do not desire to return to { Brookvwle to^live. The dwelling ol- fered today j s in Lhe opposite direction. If there are persons m Conneils- ville who \\is,h to contribute towaid the nGcesary S450, The Courier will be glsd to receive them. By United Press. HAHRISBURG, Mar. 7.--Acting Works Progress Administrator E. C. Smith, Jr., served notice today on all WPA employes that Federal work relief projects in Pennsylvania would henceforth operate on a business-like basis. Embodied in a letter to all administrative and project workers, Smith's program called for: 1. Elimination of incompetent project supri risers. 2. Cutting down on manpower on individual piojccts. 3. "A full day's work for a full day's pay." "Hereafter," Smith said, "all supervisors, from foreman on up to the top, are to be selected or retained on the basis of ability. Favoritism, personal prejudice, reprisals and other evils \sill not be tolerated.'* City Begins Patriotic Week Observance House Committee To Quash Perkins Observance of Americanism Week under the sponsorship oC Connellsville Lodge, B. P. O. EIki, began Sunday with paiticipation by a number of district churches. Monday morning there were special programs at the three h;gn schools -- Connellsville, Immaculate Conception and Dunbar Township. Kiwanis Club will combine its farm-city dinner meeting Thursday night with the special event and the Rotary Club is to have a special speaker Thursday at noon. Boy Scouts are to conduct individual programs tonight. GANDHI ENDS FAST; ASSURED OF VICTORY RAJKOT, India, Mar. 7.--Mahal- ma Gandhi ended his "fast unto death" today when the Indian and British governments intervened to assure a settlement of his demand for liberalization of the government of Rajkot state. Gnndhi seemed ncaring the point of collapse when he broke his fast at 2:30 P. M. He had been \\ithout food for 9BH hours since noon Friday. E C. Gibson. British go\ 01 umcnt rcb.dent for Rajkot state, hnd visited Gandhi yesterday seeking to find a basis o£ settlement of Gundhi's claim that the young Thakore Sahc-b, rjltr of tile stale, had violated a solemn contract to liberalize his government, It was unrioibtood thrt Gibson handed Gandhi a personal letter from Lord Linlithgow, viceroy of India, and that Gandhi at once gave Gibbon his reply. President Meets Labor Delegates To Ta!k Peace WASHINGTON, Mar. 7.--Committees representing the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organisations meet with President Roosevelt today to begin negotiations to end labor's three- year-old civil war. The six members of the two committees, Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, and the President will sit down together at the White House at 2:30 P. M. Mr. Roosevelt was expected to make a new and vigorous appeal for peace and reiterate h;s declaration that the people hope for a constructive "peace with honor" quickly, The meeting, initiated by the President, marked the first time that he has participated m a foimnl pence move OL met with a joint AFL-CIO committee. The one other CIO-AFL peace conference ended unsuccessfully December 22, 1937. TURZA OBJECTS TO STATEMENT BY KING KONG By Unilcd Prfes. GREENSBORO, Mar. 7.--Counsel for a Connellsville WPA worker accused of murder in the holdup-slny- ing oC a Scottdale storekeeper fought today against admission oC a statement bv a man already convicted of the killing. When the Commonwealth attempted to introduce a statement by Luther (King Kong) Roys ton, Con- neUsviile Negro under a life sentence ior his part in the slaying oi N«urr Ache/T, the storekeeper, counsel lor John Turzn, on trial for murder, objected. The Commonwealth oigued that Turza had assented to contents oC the statement, introduced at Royston's trial last week Judge J. Hilary Keennn finally admitted the statement as a means of corroborating events during commission of the crime, the night of December 13, 1938, and granted exceptions to the defense. Clyde "While, Connellsville Negro, the third man accused in the case, will be tried at conclusion of Turza's trial. Among Staic witnesses- who h a \ e testified m the Turxa trial are John \Vjrrick, Scottdale policeman, who accomp.m.ed Acheff to Memorial Hospital, Mount Pleasant, where the wounded storekeeper died, George Ferguson. Scottdale undertaker who took Acheff to the hospital, Mrs. Florence CUibaugh, who lives across the street from the scene ol the killing, and who described a struggle between AdiefT and a Negro, and Henry Shandorf, Scottdale youth, who told of enter, ing the store to buy candy and of finding AcheiT lying behind the counter, A jury of six men and six women Continued on Page Six. Ouster Charges | Westmoreland Legion Will Honor National Commander April 10 ARRESTED WITH STOLEN METAL By United Press. WASHINGTON, Mar. 7.--The House Judiciary Committee was reported today to be almost unanimously in favor of quashing impeachment charges pending against Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins and two othei labor department officials. Just Off the Wire W1LKES-BAKRE, Mar. 7.--The proposed grand jury investigation into an alleged $500,000 State Highway Department "vote-buying: fraud" failed to materialize today whc-n the Luzerne county court, siitintr i'u bane, did not hand ctoiirt u ruling on (he petition fur the hivestiiratwn MfUffht l/ OihlrK't Attorney I.eOli Schwartz. DETROIT, Mar. 1.--The Homer Stephen Chachvick, National com- mundei 1 of the American Legion, will be guest of honor yt n dinner o£ Westmoreland county American Legion members at 6:30 o'clock Monday night, April 11), at Mission Inn, on U. S. Route 30 near Latrobc Airport. The banquet in honor of the National chieftain of the Legionnaires is being sponsored by Westmoreland Counfy Council of the American Legion and Auxiliary. Fred B. Trescher. commander of the 31st district, tmbnicmjj Wostmo ty, is in ch:ugi or ay UNJONTOWK, M G.- Caught Ihcir u i t l i two Ion of lisa plates in truck when it was stopped at Deer Crossing Inn, five Olive, youths were anested by State troopers. They are alleged to have blolen the metal from a siding at Somei field and were bringing it to Fnycttc county for sale, The five ai rested ;ire Paul Kolosky, 20, his brother, John, 20, Heiman Betres, 18 and b i u t h u , Fiank, IB md Angus'- Snvol, 18. Spanish Fleet Surrenders, is Interned Envoy to Russia? NEW F I N A N C E PLAN STUDIED BY TREASURY Lawrence Stcinhardt (above), U. S. envoy to Peru, is expected to be appointed to the vacant post of ambassador to Soviet Russia. He would succeed Joseph Da-vies, who was transferred from Moscow to Brussels. (Central Press) House Democratic Leader Backs New Court Plan Bill Evolved in Answer to Conservative Demand For Checking Increase In National Debt. BILL DRAFTED FOR CONGRESS By United Press. WASHINGTON, Mar. 7 --Representative E E. Cox. D., Ga., Democratic leader of the coalition which killed President Roosevelt's government re- crgamzation bill last year, placed his support today behind the new compromise reorganization measure. Renewing debate in the House, Cox said he "ejn find no valid ground" to object to the new bill. His statement was o£ significance since 76 Democratic memoers who last year helped kill the reorganization plan still are in the House. His sta'. iment apparently was designed, to help solidify Democratic ranks in the face of virtual unanimous opposition to the bill from House Ilepublicims. · By SANDOR S. KLEIN United Press Staff Correspondent. Copyright, 1EI39, by United Press. WASHINGTON, May 7.--The Treasury, faced with conservative demands, to check the steady increase in the National debt, is studying proposals that would permit continuance ol certain recovery expenditures without diiectly adding to the debt One plan, providing for creation of a Government corporation to raise funds for self-liquidating public projects, already has been crafted in a bill which may be submitted to Congress, it was learned today. The securities issued by the proposed corporation would be guaranteed by the Government, but would not be direct Federal obligations and would not be counted as part of the National debt. The draft bill embracing that plan states that the purposes of the corporation would be to finance Government projects "without impairing the eiedit of the Government." That proposal and other suggestions aiming at the same objectives were discussed recently at a conference between the heads of various recovery agencies and Undersecretary of the Treasury John W. Hanes. The plan for the creation of a Government corporation to serve as the financing agency for the self- liquidating projects was evolved in the Treasury general counsel's office. No decision on any plan has been reached yet but it was considered possible that some recommendation would be made to Congress at this session. Mother Admits K i l l i n g Babe; Cried Too Much Four Children Die in Flames As Home Burns Deputy income Tax Collector Here On Final Schedule R. D. Warniaji of Uniontmvn, deputy collector of '.he Internal Revenue .Department, will begin hit, last sched- . . . . ,, _ . _. ... ule ot oflico hours on the .second floor I l j n c e to neutralize and later surrender of the Postofficc building beginning j them to the nationalists,. Thursday morning to help cit'zens file their im ome tax rcUirm. Mr. Wai-man will be at the office from 9 A. M. to 4 P. M. every business day from March 9 to 15, inclusive. By United Pres,s. TUNIS. Noun Africa, Mar. 1.-Eleven biiips of the Spanish republican fleet surrendered to French au- thor.ijcs today and were interned with their crews. Escaping from Cartagena, where they revolted against the Negrin government, the ships had steamed along the iXoith Afiican coast, seeking refuge. They arrived in the bay this morning. French admiialty authorities at once put thorn under a guard of destroyers and ordered them into the inner Lake of Bizette, the great French Noith African naval base. There arrangements weie made at BROOKVALE F I R E VICTIMS IMPROVED First Aid Save*, \Yuman. Staobed in the shoulder with c.v.\mg knife and left bleeding pro- Improvement WHS shown today in mo'vUmrt c o u n - l l h e conciLt - otl of t*° persons- who rraivi'iTHiits weio burntu in the Bmocv.-de fire " ' t K i g u J y l;ivt Thmsrijy. P..ul Kmei/, tJ.t- f . i i h t i , \\a,? re* ported in a '-good' cundaiuii and his daughter, K:La Maiio, " f a i r " iusely on the front poich of her home .Martin faction of the United Auto- at Brier Hill, Mrs. Mary Bartos, 57, mobile Workers, disavowing any con- , probably o\ve» her life to strangers, --nrctlon with tlic Congress of Indus'- attracted by her scream.-,, who ap- trial Orjrani/ations, today established | plied first nid method^ and .stopped KB independent union. ' t h e blood flm. Vine DESTROYS PAIR OF TKOXJSEUS--S150 I3y Uni.ccl Pi ess. KOULTON, Me . Mar Dr. S. H. Williams Being Urged for State School Head MAIIANOY CITY. Mar. 7.--Mrs. Gus Edingui'. 32, of nearby Park Crest was held today on a charge of smothering her son, Dar.ieJ, three, because he "cried too much" in Pennsylvania's bccond child killing case within a week. The boy died Saturday, and a coroner's coitif.cate \as issued citing death due to malnutrition. Gossip by neighbois, however, that the child had been rnistieated prompted an investigation and Mrs. Edinger confessed that she held Daniel's mouth and nose closed for eight to 10 minutes, according to Corporal C. D. Boyle of the Pennsylvania Motor Police. She was quoted as saying the buby awoke and cried persistently. Meantime, Helen Wolf, 21-year-old domestic, was held in ?2,000 bail at MjfTliritown on an accessory "charge jfter being refused permission to attend the £uneiMl of her three-year- old daughter, Marie. The little girl, called "Rosebud" because she was so tiny at birth, died after "about 50" beatings and a branding with a red- hot stove lid by Paul W. Barrick, 22, a suitor o£ hot- unwed mother. He was jealous of the child's father, the piosecution alleged. Barrick has pleaded guilty to a murder charge. Three hours after the Edinger boy died, the parents notified a Mahanoy City physician, telling him that Daniel had succumbed during toe night. Authorises halted Daniel's funeral scheduled for this mornmg to permit an autopsy to determine whether suffocation was the cause of death or i whether head btuiaes contributed to the decease. Thi cc other children of the Bdin- gcis t were caicd for oy relatives. Police said the father also faced charges i:i connection with the case. Monday night dcbtroyecl Guy Heiron's farm--and a pair of trousers in which he had cached 5450. Special to The Courier HAHRISBURG, Mar. 7--Ths name .--Fire [ ot Dr. Samuel H. Williams, Umver- The Weather Xeweil Man injured. Injured at the Newell yard when a PittsbuiRh Lake Erie FUu'.oaci car door Icll and crushed hii toot, Franklin GH.CC I \ H = t,,kTM t ,! r'llt.-- Inrc.i nctpiu! iji tcatmem. Fair iinri Cf.ldtr tonjghl, Wednesday fjij. willi slowly riMnji tt--mperatuie; ·nu.iscay l a m in south ami min or snow in north, portion is the noon weather foiecast for Western Pennsylvania Temperature Kt'cnrt. J03!) 1938 Aici.\iinjin S.'i TO M i n i m u m K 0 sity ot Pittsburgh protei,por, was advanced for the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction today by a group of Western Pennsylvania educators and political workers. Mimeographed copies ot Williams' biography unct qu;i l ifications were distributed ;ibm.l the State Capital. GuVL'inar James h.ii given no iri- dieaiu,r? oi' who he hns in mind to replace Superintendent Lester K. Ade, whose term expires April 1. Williams, who specializes in biology and education, was born in Cor.nellsville in 1893. He studied at Wayncabure College, the University ul Pittsburgh and Fncclnch Wilhelm Um\wii.v in BicdaUi Gctmariy. a Betters Freed, Will Be Witness Against Samonas UMIONTOWN, Mar. 7.--George Betteis. Ncgio pool head, granted a yeai's purulc, todoy was freed from the Fayette county ul. He will return here later to appear as chief witness against Steve Samonas and o t h e r alleged racketeers. He promises "a sensation.'' "I'm keeping my itose clcnn from now on" said Better. 1 .. rc'ftTriniC to the numbers rju'keL "But I'll be back when Uiey need me in the? other nurnbrs cases. 1 ' By United Press. MT. AYR, la., Mar. 7.--Four children were burned to death today when they were trapped in a blazing farm house six miles south of here. Their mother, Mrs. Milo Morse, 36, was burned seriously. The father and another child, Everett, nine, were in the barn when the tragedy occurred. The dead: Ruby Morse, 17; Evelyn Morse, 15; Billy* Morse, five; Mary Lou Morse, 10 months.- The fire started when kerosene exploded as Mrs. Morse was building a fire in the kitchen stove. Cities Contribute Heavily in Motor Registration Fees By United Press. HARRISBUHG, Mar. 7.--Pennsylvania's first, second and third class cities accounted for nearly halt of the total $34,298,051 in motor registration fees collected for 1938, the Revenue Department reported today. Philadelphia, the Commonwealth's only first class city, turned in $4,C85,- 378--almost a third of the urban total. Totals of some third class cities were: Connellsville, $92,604; Greensburg, $130,332; Uniontown, $147,481, and Washington, $147,481. Boy Kills Father To Protect Mother WILMINGTON, Del., Mar. 7.~ Nineteen-year-old Carlton Greigg shot and killed his father with two blasts from a double-barreled shotgun "to protect my mother" in a bedroom of their Wilmington home today, police reported. "I fired the shot," police quoted the youth. "I wanted to protect my mother. Come with me and I'll show you father's body." Martin Greigg, 46, a painter, returned home early today after drinking and began to quarrel with his wi£c. To avoid him, the mother ran into a bedroom where other of their eight children were sleeping. When Greigg lollowed her, she then ran into Carleton's bedroom. "He tried to pull me out of the room," Mrs. Greigg said.' "I guess that awakened Carleton. The nest thing J knew, there was a terrible noise. Martin dropped to the floor. Caileton usually kept his shotgun under his bed." Named Juvenile Judge. UNIONTOWN, Mar. 7.--H. Hamilton H.ickney. son of the late Mr. and Mrs. E S. Hdfkncy o£ Uniontown, 'ias been appointed .ludgc ol j u v e n i l e ajuH in tlic cily of BalUmoic, Md. injured in Mine. Struck over the head by a pole in the Buffington mine Monday. Joseph Duppe o£ Footdale was injured seriously. He was taken to Uniontown Hospita! where his condition wc,s re- taur. ___ _TM^--.,

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