The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on March 7, 1939 · Page 3
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, March 7, 1939
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T.UESJJA.Y, MARCH. 7, 1939. THJK DA1L.Y CU1TK1KR. CONNJELiJL,SV.l.L,LJa. jfA. PAGJ2 THRJBK Non-Stop Air Mai Service in Regi6n Will Begin May 12 City Airport Will Be Made Part of Eixperi- mental Program. 1 WEST VIRGINIAN SPONSORS SETUP Special to The Courier. WASHINGTON, Mar. 7.--Airplanes speeding low over the mountains and valleys Will be^in non-stop air mail service in four states "about May 12," it was reported today. Tentative date for starting opera- ·*" tions on expermental routes reaching from Philadelphia to Huntington, W. Va., was decided upon after many months of discussions--and demonstrations. L. S. Adams of the Tri-State Aviation Service in Morgantown, W. Va., originally proposed the non-stop pick-up service. Aviation experts were skeptical. They asked what would happen to _ breakable matter lowered from planes on a pick-up Dr. Adams didn't argue--he demonstrated. A group of representatives and senators gathered on a Washington airport. A plane sped out of the west. It dived over the ail-port, roared across the field and left behind a case of filled bottles. Not a bottle was cracked, the case was as undamaged as though delivered by hand. Skeptics .\vere convinced. Representative Randolph, D., W. Va., always deeply interested in aviation led the congressional activities that paved the way by the experimental route. On his motion funds were appropriated to finance such service for a year. Meantime, Dr. Adams launched a .·package freight service by air, again demonstrating ability of his device · to deliver even the most fragile ma- .terials undamaged. ·,, Bids were asked by the PostofBce Department on the experimental route. The All-American Aviation Company was successful. It will 'carry the mails to towns and villages .in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and ;Ohio now far off existing airmail . joules. A pick-up service also is planned at Wilmington, Del. . Richard Du Pont, president of the American Gliding Society and holder of some motorlcss plane flight rec- 'ords, is head of the All-American. Dr. Adams is a vice-president. ,. Both have been active during winder months in mapping the route of the experimental lines. But, even-with the routes mapped, ,'much work remains- to be- done--at '-ear'*-delivery point equipment must "be installed',' either at the town's air. port-or in a large'-field. The equipment is 'simple, -it;can be;described as two- pillars--not dissimilar to football goal posts--with cables stretched "from tip to tip. A hook-like device lowered from the flying plane engages the cables and picks up bags of mail. Delivery is rf .-, i made in a somewhat similar manner --the whole secret of shockless delivery is in mechanism which prevents any noticeable jars. ^ With the beginning of spring weather planes will soar over the proposed routes mapping their course and testing the time necessary for a flight from one terminal to another. Tentatively their course will be laid over four routes--Philadelphia to "·· Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh to Clarksburg; Clarksburg to Huntington; Huntington to Clarksburg. The proposed intermediate delivery points on the four routes are: Philadelphia to Pittsburgh--Wilmington, Del.; West Chester, Coatesville, Lancaster, Columbia, York, Hanover, Gcttyssburg, Chambeisburg, Mount Union, Huntingdon, Altoona, Tyrone, Clearfield, DuBois, Ridgeway, Kane, Warren, Corry, Titusville, Oil City, Franklin, Grove City, Butler, New Kensington, all in Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh to Clarksburg--Irwin, Jeannette, Grecnsburg, Latrobe, Mount Pleasant, Connellsville, and Uniontown, Pa.; Morgantown, and Fairmont, W. Va. Clarksburg to Huntingdon--West Union, St. Marys, W. Va.; Marietta, Ohio; Parkcrsburg, W. Va.: Pomeroy, Ohio; Point Pleasant, W. Va., and Gallipolis, Ohio. Huntington to Clarksburg--Barboursville, Milton, Hurricane, Nitro, Dunbar, Charleston, Spencer, Grantsville, Glenville, and Weston, all in West Virginia. The experimental contract with the Postoflfice Department calls for one round trip a day over each of the routes in planes manned by a crew of . two--a pilot and an operator for the " pick-up device. Hitler Heils 'Er News oi Tri-Town Community \ Miriam Verne (above), 19-year-old Pittsburgh girl summoned from a Berlin musical show to dance before Hitler, also made a hit with Propaganda Minister Goebbols, who called on her to give a command performance at a party. Marion Daniels, Chicago dancer, was also called before Hitler recently. 'Central Prats DAWSON, Mar. 7.--The Sunbeam Class of the Bryan Methodist Episcopal Church met at the home of Mrs. Grace Luckey with 10 members and one guest present. Miss Helen Sproat was appointed chairman of a bake sale, which will be held in the near future. The class arranged a skating party, held last night at Scottdale. Personals. Miss Helen Sproat visited with her sister, Miss Lucy Sproat, a student nurse at Frick Memorial Hospital at Mount Pleasant. Mrs. Wade Haas of St. James Park is recovering from an attack of grip. Lewis Marolti of Var.derbilt motored to Grove City Friday to visit his daughter, Miss Lois Marotti, a student of the college. Janet Marie Brewer of Vanderbilt. Mr. and Mrs. Ken H. Collins find daughter, Vivian Yvonne were Friday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Hans of Leisenring. Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Sproat and son, Thomas, were recent guests of Mrs. Ira Kimmel of South Connellsville. E. D. Brewer of Vanderbilt was a business caller in Herminie Saturday. Miss Marie Loudurback of Connellsville visited her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Brewer, of Vanderbilt Friday evening. Mrs. Virginia Bcllone and daughter, Donna Louise, o£ Jcannette arc visiting the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carmine Caputo, of Dickerson Run. Breaks Arm in Fall. Mary Elizabeth, seven-yenr old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George G. Cochran fell from a pony which she .vas riding Saturday and suffered a broken arm. Pratt Auxiliary TonieJil. Ladies Auxiliary to Emery Lewis Pratt Post of the American Legion of Vanderbilt will meet at 7:30 o'clock tonight at the home of Mrs. Nellie WPA Employes Reciassified To Americanism Speaker. UNIONTOWN, Mar. 7.--Major General James K. Parsons o£ Baltimore, Md., commander o£ the Third Corps Area, United States Army, will .. be in Uniontown May 1 to participate in the Americanization Day exercises, Sergeant Jnmes H. Smith, in charge ol arrangements, announced. Re-classification of all WPA workers here to determine financial resources and eligibility to continue on the work-relief program is now under way, Uniontown WPA headquarters announced today. The ruling is in conformity with the Act of Congress creating the $725,000,000 deficiency appropriation to continue WPA in its present status i-ntil June 30. Every VTPA project worker in Fayette, Washington and Greene counties --as. in other districts of the State and~ Nation--will be. questioned. Each worker will be asked to state his -financial -resources, financial obligation's arid dependents. Purpose of the query is to purge the rolls of those who have other members of their families employed in private industry; persons with additional income aside from WPA wages, and to eliminate men and women not in need of the Federal aid. Filing of a false report is punishable by a $2,000 fine and prison sentence. In recent months several "chiselers 1 who made false financial statements when filing for relief and WPA have been exposed. Prosecutions have been inaugurated and restitution of Federal funds made. Under orders issued by Colonel Francis C, Harrington, National WPA Administrator, and Everett C. Smith, Jr., acting administrator of the Pennsylvania WPA, the reclassiflcation of the financial status of each worker must be completed before March 26. Along with this query, the WPA is now requiring every WPA worker to sign an affidavit attesting his or her American citizenship to continue working. Aliens are not entitled to WPA help under the most recent relief legislation. Game Commission To Probe Hun 1 Mishaps HARRISBURG, Mai-, 7.--The Pennsylvania Game Commission has announced that 175 persons will soon be subpoenaed to testify concerning hunting accidents during the past year which may result in the revocation,of hunting license privileges for 89 persons who will be named as dt£ fedants. The hearings according to W. C. Thaler, chief olt the division of law enforcement, will include two fatal cases, 16 non-fatal cases and seven cases of self-inflicted Injuries occurring during the big game season; also 10 fatal shootings, 60 non-fatal shooting, and 20 self-inflicted injuries occurring during the small game season. The hearings will be held in' 40" counties. The commission has been vigorously pursuing its safety program inquiring into hunting accidents for the past three years. IT'S SO EASY · (For Uir Advrrtlnlnji Department) TO DRAW A CROWD AND SELL 'EM MORE OF FHUIT COCKTAIL TUI 10 GRAPEFRUIT J "·· * 25 gllJ^g A1X BRANDS Tall g CALUMET "^ 15 PILLSBUBT FLOUR 5 «· 22 HARTLEY MARMALADE «· 23 PRIMES ?'"· °°* 10 BURNETTS YANILLA 2 «· 25 FELS NAPTHA 10 **" 33 THESE CHOICE MORSELS SPASHETTI DIKMER ",TM, (o HEBSHEY SYRUP 3 c»» 25 SWEETHEART CHIPS 5 "·· 25 WYAHDOTTE CLEANSER? =TM 15 RIHSO 2 L**" 35 SHREDDED WHEAT 2 rk " 21 BREAKFAST CHEER "· 27 RED IIDHEY BEANS 4 No ·' 25 iWABSQOWtl SUGAR **«· ^ S T R E A M L I N E £7. S. Marines Get Sieplace Corp, By Central Press PHILADELPHIA -- T h e United States Marine Corps at Qunntico, Va., has received a new bulldog to replace, their famous, much-beloved mascot^ Jicgs the Third, which died ander a fire truck that was responding: to a call at the Marine Barracks. Jigga made his home in the fire station, and died in true Marine tradition. Despite his pain, he died without a whimper. Jiggs the Fourth waa presented to the corps by Frederick James, of Temple University, Philadelphia, in a ceremony in the Quaker City. He is shown, all togged out for the occasion, with Colonel Charles R. Sanderson, head of the depot of supplies at Quantico. Orlando at VnnderbiU with Mrs. Hose Woodwnrd as co-hostess. The ye^sion had been advanced a \vcek. Dies With Criticism. COLUMBUS, Ohio, Mar, 7.--Con- demning Acting Warden "William F. Amrine in a written statement £or "refusing n condemned msn what little he may nsk as his last meal in the world," Frank Tracy, 32, died in the Ohio Penitentiary electric chair. KIWANIS CLUB WILL AGAIN SPONSOR MARBLE3TOURNEY Kfviianis ClllB" will "aga'ih sponsor, the marble"'" tournament, which proved so attractive to youngsters of the city last spring. Plans are now being drawn up for the event and details will be ready for publication lin'a'iewl'days.:"- ' - "Last spring over 500 mibsters shot it out for the title of champion ol Greater Connellsville and indications this year point to twice as many competitors. Medals, passes to local theatres and, of course, the thrill oC competing against the champs from all sections of the country with all expenses paid by the Kiwanis will once more be the reward of the winner. Dwycr "Behind" in Taxes. NEW YORK, Mar. 7.--The Government raised the "ante" in the game it has been playing with William V. (Big Bill) Dwyer, former bootleg king and now prominent in the sports world, with unpaid taxes, interest and penalties in the jackpot. It is now $3,722,752.85 that is asked. Several changes have been announced by the National Marble Association of Cleveland, Ohio, governing the 1939 tourney. The most important news being, that the winner of the Connellsville event will first go to a Pocano Mountain resort in the northwestern part of the State to meet the Pennsylvania diampions, the winner to go from there at the expense of the National Marble Association to a summer resort to be announced later where he or she will compete against champions from all states of the Union. Clyde (Marbles) Rude o£ the Connellsville Recreation Center staff will again be tournament director. Comedian Asks Divorce. WHITE PLAINS, N. Y., Mar. 7.-Supreme Court Justice Gerald Nolan reserved decision on the application of Bert Lahr, stage and screea comic, for an annulment of his 10-year marriage to the former Mercedes Delpino on the grounds that she has been incurably insane for more than flve years. Rich in Flavor ALAM TEA C I N G 1939 M O D E L S ux RATOR The 1939 Electrolux -while retaining all the advantages of former years adds greater beauty to its silent, economical operation. It has NO MOVING PARTS to get out of order. Inquire today about price and terms on tbe new silent Electrolux. 302 So. Pittsburg Street CO. Phone 322

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