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PAGE FOUR. 1'tiBJ U A I U Y C U U K l J i K , Ul)INlNEJI-,L,bVlJ-iL.^, WV. TUESDAY, MAHCH 0% lutlg THE COURIER COMPANY Tamc-v J. Driscolt ., R. A. Douugun Walter S. Stiimnel lames M, Driscoll . I. Wylic Driscoll ... - -. -- Publishers President sad General Manager Secretary and Treasurer ,, ,, __,, Editor _- Associate Editor Advertising and Business Manager MEMBEH OF . - . _ _ . , . ; ,, Â· _ _ Audit Bureau of Circulations" Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association Bureau at Advertising, A. N. P. A. Served by United Press and Internationa] News Service SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month; $5 per year, or $2.50 for six months by mail it paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the For.toflice, ConneUsville, Pa. TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 7, W39 Rackets to Be Cleaned Up? The expressed willingness of Sergeant Vincent F. Bunch oÂ£ State Motor Police to "clean up racket conditions in Fayette county" it District Attorney James A. Rellly so wills; the affirmative declaration of the district attorney, and the assurance of Judge Harry A. Cottom that "the judges of our courts stand ready at all times to assist," should leave the authorities entrusted with enforcement of the law with no doubts as to what is required and expected. In the words of Judge Cottom, the desire is to make the county a better place in which, to live and to remove the reputation of lawlessness which he said is prevalent all over the United States. Presumably that stigma attaches to us because of the publicity given the Monaghan case. It probably has no connection with so-called rackets. The significant thing now is that the district attorney has given the go-ahead signal to the Motor Police, who have been assured the cooperation of the courts. That puts the whole machinery of law on the spot, to use an every day term. The people will be watching to see what happens. DEVELOPING HATERiN'Ai INSTINCT The harrowing stories you read from time to time ol mothers neglecting their children and, at times, contributing to their death has caused science to wonder why the maternal instinct becomes so warped. The ordinary mother is ready to make any sacrifice for her offspring, whether in childhood, middle life or age. She'll even give her life. That is the rule, also, among the lower animals in caring for their young. There are, however, exceptions. These are the ones to whom science turns in an effort to learn why. Scanned from the chemists' viewpoint, there are at least two reasons. One group ties up the maternal instinct with the development or lack of development of a small gland in the brain, the pituitary. Another, and newer, theory is that the quantity of a mineral--manganese--in the diet is the ruling factor. If the scientific word is to be accepted, no one needs to worry much about the manganese angle. There is an ample supply in the foods we eat. Investigators conducting experiments with rats had a difficult time preparing a diet that did not contain a trace of the mineral. But when they succeeded and fed the devitalized product to rats, it was found they failed to develop the mother instinct; also that they became cannibalistic. So It may be that in the years to come scientists, after their-experiments have been fully successful, will be prepared to promote the lagging maternal urge by a dobe of manganese. SEW PRODUCTS OF rNTETflTVE HINDS There may be nothing new under the sun, but the fact remains that if there is not, change is continually taking place in the old, as is evidenced by new devices for the convenience of humankind steadily streaming into the market. The many inventions are proof that the ago for putting one% ingenuity to work has not passed. Nation's Business, March issue, lists more than a score of recent developments for use in business, industry, the home and elsewhere, among which are these: A new line of labels with a distinctive adhesive adheres well without moistening to any smooth non-porous surface such as glass, metals, plastics, yet can be pulled off without leaving a trace of their presence. For commercial laundries there is a new washing machine that has a time-saving unloading device. The whole batch is mechanically wrapped in a special fabric belt which can be unloaded by hoist and carried direct to extractor or dumped into a truck tub. A flashlight with rechargeable miniature storage battery which is permanently sealed is designed primarily for automobile use. It rests when not in use, in a charging framer connected to the automobile battery which keeps it properly charged. For cars with hydraulic brakes there is a safety device which seals off either front or rear lines if a leak occurs so that the other line will continue to function. Lights on the instrument panel indicate when both lines are operating prop'erly. A new envelope for banking by mail has deposit slip and bank's receipt attached, yet the envelope seals completely. The deposit slip is standard size when detached along perforated line. .-. .A-.telephone system that is .powered, solely, by the speaker's voice 1 has been developed primarily 'for use on shipboard but its weather resistant^ construction also adapts it for camps, warehouses or exposed locations. Bach station can call any of five other stations. ...An extensible aerial for automobiles is now made which is extended or dropped 'instantly by^vacuuni. 11 is operated by a control button on the instrument panel. Completely closed, it shows only a small knob on the car. Try your inventive ability. LOVE OX SUBTACE AMI) UNDER A cartoon in a Washington paper labeled "All the World Loves a Lover" pictures a sprightly FDR swinging a cane and traipsing along with gaily garbed Miss Business. While Senator Pat Harrison casts his "less spending" garment in the way to smooth over a rough spot, Harry Hopkins rakes from their path "attacks on business" and Henry Morgen- thau uses his broom, to hastily sweep away "tax increases." All the while birds make love along the woodland path over which the sweethearts stroll. Yes, all the world loves a lover,'but"it must be one true to the promises ho makes. If the President is sincere in his efforts to bring appeasement between the White House and business he probably will not be lacking cooperation. Uut, recalling experiences of bygone years, business will have 10 be convinced the lover is no longer given to fickleness. THE SPRING PERENNIALS ARE COMING UP! lOltM" SEE NG iH CATALOG THE NEWS What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Mar. 7.--The new Pope is the only Pope I even had luncheon with. He was not Pope at that time, to be sure. Ho v.-as plain Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli. He's Pope now, however, not many months since that lunhceon we had together, at the National Press Club, :n Washington. There were iour or five hundred fellow lunchers, out I sat not more than ti dozen or 15 seats away from our guest of honor. We liked toe Cardinal. Whilt this last Papal conclave was impending and in progress he had all oÂ£ the National Press Club's best u-.shcs-- especially the best wishes of those who lunched with him; we -.vanted a Pope we are personally acquainted with. However, early caoles cudr.'t indicate that our candidate's chances, were very promising. He was Papal Secretary ot State and, during the conclave, he was Cardinal Camerlengo (that is, chamberlain). In other words, his role was important, but he wasn't particularly mentioned lor the Papal throne. Five members or the sacred college were conspicuously spoken ol in dispatches as probabilities, but Cardinal Pacel'.i's name was not among them. This greatly fretted the National Press Club. When the ticker brought the first news that he was elected, after all, a chorus of 10- joicing went up from the whole club membership. New Pope's Personality. Cardinal Pacelh visited this country on a never very clearly explained mission. 11 was quite widely reported that he came here mainly to put tile husher tipon Father Coughlin. That story can't be verified. It may be true, nevertheless. Anyway, he was here, and Ihe Press Club invited him to be its guest speaker. He accepted and the club was llat- lered. Naturally all hands were \vild to see and hear him. Tickets for that luncheon were at a premium. Tliere was a perfect jam to get them. The club auditorium was overflowing. It took a police escort to get the Cardinal into the building. It it Had been foreseen that he'd be the next Pope I'll bet it would have been necessary to call out the militia. The then Cardinal proved to be very tall, very slender. Though an Italian, he has somewhat the physiognomy of an Irishman--that kind of a gub, as the Irish themselves describe it. He was attired informally ecclosi- actlcally, with a scarlet skullcap over his tonsure. The Cardinal was e x t r e m e l y friendly and smiling. He made a speech, too. K was in middling good United States language--a htlle broken, but highly creditable for anyone but a native. In short, the new Pope knows something about us. Affuinst Dictators. His record indicates that he doesn't like Nazis. The Hitlerites intimated that tney preferred a selection they thought they could boss. As they expressed it, they objected to a political Pope. I don't believe that Eugenio Caidi- nal Pacelli will be a political Pope, but neither do I believe that he'll take any orders from Adolf--or from Musehm. Briefly, 1 think he'll be a Pope-not any tool of Nazi-ism or Fascivr.. STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. DOES Tins STRIKE In an article entitled, "IÂ£ I Were God's Advertising Man," Jerome P. Fleishman says: "If 1 were God's advertising man I would fight shy of the hard and fast kind of religious teaching, and I would map out a campaign aimed to put into every human heart love for its fellows and a real desire to serve those fellows. . . I would have them pay less attention to the mouthing of their religion and more attention to the living of it. . . I would build a mammoth temple of fearlessness and every day there would be preached therein a sermon ,by some one man or some woman who had suffered enough to know how to be All rlghls reserved--Baboon YOU AS TRUE? kmd, . . I would not preach; I would teach. 1 would not frighten; 1 would enlighten. 1 would not dann; I would praise. I would not squeeze the essence out of spirituality between the nan owing walls oÂ£ prejudice and hate. . ." "I have listened to good sermons. . . But the dimpled arms of a child around my neck, the sweet and confident shmjng in those eyes of blue has sold me more true godliness--and in much less time. . ." Tnese statements are passed on to our readers \uthout comment. We are wondering whether you consider thtm wise, foolish, or a little of both. Newspaper Syndicate. Stray Thought* By S, M. DcHUFF WASHINGTON, Mar. 7.--The | dates themselves) are more or less softened Government reorganization | active in a quiet but noticeable way, bill was hustled out of the Hoube hopeful they will not get caught. Committee and on to the open floor Major General Drum, commander before Mr. Roosevelt could get bad; j of the Second Corps Area, Governors from his naval vacation, 'island, ranks the appointment. He'- Legislators skidded through corridors in their haste. The the bill was in committee only three days. It was considered at only one session, lasting about three hours. An immediate rule for its immediate consideration was then requested of the Rules- Committee. has a few months service over Major General Dewitt, commandant oÂ£ the Army War College here, who is next in line. Both are 60, which gives them the necessary iour years before retirement. Army talk, however, has injected a third important candidate in Brigadier' General Mar- Obviously the boys were not taking , shall, any chsnces on having Mr. Roosevelt .While there are others, the choice say this was not enough reorganization for him. They pruned out his attempt to get control of the Civil Service and the general accounting office; they lopped off his suggested new departments of public welfare and public works; they retained for themselves the right to disapprove and to stop his moves; they gave him a hard yardstick of economy (instead of efficiency) to work with. It is not much more reorganizing power than they once gave Hoover. They knew he would not like it--but now it is out on the open floor and any changes will have to be made openly. Note--Of course the legislators trimmed the bill to what they thought could get through Congress, and apparently they are not fooling probably will be made from these three, and Genera! Drum is the outstanding possibility. Sidelights the President in telling him this the utmost he can expect. Many a statesman is telling the cloakrooms the Charles Evans Hughes address will be granted by lime a place among the immortal speeches of the country. With profound simplicity, it fathomed the deepest inspirations of democracy. Some of his phrases will be heard again many times: "We are here not as masters but as servants, not to glory in power but to attest our loyalty to our sovereign, the people" "It is only by wisdom that and restraint in our own day we can make our system last" 'We have mass production in opinions as well as in goods" . . , "Representative government (is) not government by direct mass action, but by representation, which means leadership as well as responsiveness and accountability" "What the "There's no place like Guard!" That's the observation of J. J. Driscol!, president and general manager of The Courier Company, after a six-week tour of Florida and states this side of "The Land of Flowers.' 1 Guard, Md., is the site of the Driscoll summer home, "Lonesome Pine." Nevertheless both he and Mrs. Driscoll had a delightful lime. They crossed the state from Jacksonville by way of the Bok singing tower and bird sanctuary, where the G. M. says he saw one robin. They spent several days at St. Petersburg and then traveled by way of Sarasota and across the Tamiami Trail to Coral Gables, Miami and Miami Beach, and then northward along the coast. They met,numerous ConnellsviUe and former Connellsville residents along the way. Their speedometer showed more than 3,800 miles. Judged by the experience of others it is probable they'll want to go again. people really want they generally "Exalting the processes of . . "The wise use of power" get" reason" . . . . "We protect the fundamental right of minorities in order to save democratic government from destroying itself by the excesses of its own power." No one ever said it better. Persons who succumb to the lure of the first springlike days to venture" onto trout streams or any waters where fish may not be taken legally this time of year and those who venture out minus licenses are hereby warned wardens are on the watch. They patrolled several mountain streams Sunday. One, a deputy, came back from Back creek with the story of an illegal trout catch and some of the evidence. He did not get the culprit who threw down his woods-cut pole and dashed oft' into the hills. When the officei gathered up, the pole and line a trout dangled at the end. Maybe this'll make the society page before it breaks into print here, but anyhow, (and without breathing a name) from what I overheard few evenings ago, a strikingly beautiful, unusually charming and exceptionally talented local girl is planning a May venture which will substitute the letter "r" for "i" and eliminate one "s" entirely Irom her present title of "Miss." To Messers. Morgenthau, Hopkins, Roberts and Ickes: "Actions speak louder than words"-oven in matters like bus'ness recovery. Two more things I dislike are neckties made out of leather and-- Fioreila H. LaGuardia trying to run the city of New York and the Congress of the United States, both at the same time. And I'm gor.na have my ear tuned in again on a next Sunday afternoon's program from a radio station and listen to that as yet unnamed song being crooned by the fellow who wrote it--our own popular, a Lapera. Maybe it doesn't I meau .iiuch to you, but today happens' to be Luther Buvbank's birthday. Very recently, three other fellows and myself spent a very enjoyable- evening at a very homelike East Washington avenue home talking about, arguing over and playing with two of the very swellest miniature railroad outfits any kid of my age could ask for. Don't know which one I think the less of, her husband for capitalizing on it, or Amelia Earhart, herself, lor having written it--meaning, of course, that letter which was paraded, Lady Godlva-like, before the world in a recent issue of a huge- circulation weekly. Let's go to press. Facfographs The origins of Masonic principles and practice go back to the days of King Solomon, Noah and the Cru- There are 32 types of pneumonia bacteria. i Kiludy must be very frail looking 1 and slim as to waist, according to QUATRAINS Mystery. These wisps. 1,0 lifeless and so cold .Are seeds oÂ£ last year's marlgoJd And each one In its little room Holds next September's wealth oÂ£ bloom. That man is old, I think I'd say With all his courage spent Who with his best of yesterday Sits down and Is content. * Â»f * Misers. Their money misers closely save Until they're carried to the grave, And no one learns beiore they dfc What they were saving up to buy, *. v Â·* Suffering. By neither Utany nor creed Is joy to mortals guaranteed. To all who think 'tis very plain That souls grow strong by bearing pain. Paris 1939 spring styles. Technical experts say that if 250,000 women held a bridge parly in one room and all talked at once, the en- eifiy generated would only fce enough to light one 40-watt electric bulb. As Others Think DEMOCRACY AT ITS BEST (Pittsburgh Post Gazette) Saturday witnessed another of those great and inspiring spectacles in Ameiican history in which the Nation, through spokesmen Tor its three coordinate branches, is rededicated to its fundamental principle oÂ£ individual liberty. The occasion was the celebration oÂ£ the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary oC the first Congiess under the Constitution. The setting--a joint session of Congress, with the President and his Cabinet, the members oÂ£ the Supreme Court, the chiefs of the Army and Navy ana the diplomatic corps attending--was itself impressive. The excellent taste in which the program was carried out also caused a general comment of appreciation. In the addresses there was the reminder, against the babel over foreign "ideologies" of a dark-ages trend, that we have our own revolution, one of the boldest and most advanced in human history, to maintain. In direct contrast to the dictator conception that the people belong to the stale, America's Great Experiment made government the servant of the people, enjoining upon it the duty of making s cure the individual rights oÂ£ life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Much as the executive, legislative and judicial branches may appear to clash at times or chafe under the system of checks and balances, their representatives hod no differences to discuss on this occrision, each paying tributes to the other. The addresses of Piesident Roosevelt, Chief Justice Hughes, Piesident Pro Tern Pittman oÂ£ the Senate and Speaker Bankhead of the House drove home the fact that the condition und position of the American nation today furnish ar urdefaatable answer to the question oÂ£ whether its principles and syslem are of a desirable and enduring quality. After 150 years our Chief Executives still arc chosen by the piocesses oÂ£ "free choice." Against the brutal denial of justice in some foreign lands, we have independent jury trials anc', the cause oÂ£ the humblest individual on occasion may be carried to the highest court. After 150 years, Congress is giving an exh.bi- tion of the fact that the light and duty of deoate are still maintained. Chief Justice Hughes both described a condition and voiced a prophecy when he said that "there is every indication that the vastly preponderant sentiment of the people of the United States is that our form of government shall be preserved." Senatorial big-guns are loading for the appointment of Securities Exchange Chairman Bill Douglas to the Supreme Court if and when it comes. How much they can make oÂ£ it is not yet evident, but they have stored considerable information about the recent insurance proxy forgery case before the anti-monopoly committee' which is new and of interest, even' if Douglas does not happen to be Mr. Roosevelt's choice. It appears to be true that those insurance agents who said they forged insurance proxies were largely CIO unionists. Several tried to inject labor issues in their testimony, saying they were so overworked by the company they did not have time to get valid signatures. These witnesses were produced by Mr. Douglas' SEC. On the second day of their testimony a CIO official gave out a press statement trying to take advantage of the testimony. Douglas 1 side oÂ£ the story will be that he did not know his testimony was loaded with subtle CIO propaganda. His investigators ran across these agents who volunteered the in- foramtion. He submitted it in good faith, and still believes it was true. Ke shared the committee's viewpoint later expressed that labor testimony I of this kind had no place in a financial investigation such as the anti-monopoly hearing is supposed to be. This also explains why the committee refused to hear the large number of agents produced by the Six thousand trout were distributed last week in nearbj- streams. They were all of legal- size-r-six inches for streams other than Dunbar creek, where the minimum size is nine inches. Some were said to be a foot long. -Members of the Fayette County Fish-and Game Protective. Association, who aie"scattered all over the fishing area, and of the Izaak Walton League plan to keep their eyes on the streams until the arrival of April 15 gives the signal the season is on. They will appreciate reports of illegal fishing before that time. Fishing trout streams is not permitted out of season. For the information of sportsmen: The dam at Trent, in Laurel Hill Park, has been finished with the exception of part of the stone riprap of the earthen section, which has about two-thirds to, go. The con- ~ crete spillway is finished. Some weeks ago the lake was allowed to fill as a test against leaks. It is now lowered to about the half-way mark, while the CCC boys complete' the stone surface of the earthen part of the dam, the top of which will then be sowed in grass. Persons .about the place said the work would require several weeks. The lake is said to cover about 63 acresc when water is at normal stage. It is about a mile long. The dam lies just south of the administration buildings. - State Senator John H,' Dent of Westmoreland county didn't strike a popular cboid when he said in Pittsburgh there were "too many trimmings on our public school system" and urged their removal to permit lower tax" millage. Some persons would want to go back to the company to testify they did not forge ! three "R's" in the schools where chil- proxies. These agents are supposed | dren_spend nearly one-fourth of their to be union. members oÂ£ an anti-CIO There is a law against politicking for jobs in the Army, but it generally works like the prohibition law. Three and more contenders are developing for the chief of staff vacancy which comes in August. Some friends of each (not the candi- life. But these same persons wouldn't want to go back themselves ia their modes of living to that era. This inconsistency shows lack of sincerity. RADIO AMATEURS (New York Times.) A decade and a half ago, when the radio telephone was new, some thousands--maybe millions--o f y o u n s men turned their attention to the manufacture of receiving sets out of j purchased parts, and a new jargon I multiply! linked a new army of fans. Those were the days when if you picked up I Cuba or San Francisco you went out and celebrated. When manufacturers began turning out low-priced receiving sets the days of the home-built set were largely ended. But the fan who loves to tinker did not disappear. In large numbers he has been transformed into a "ham"--an amateur radio operator. The FCC reports that 51,000 "hams" now hold licenses in the United States. Of these more than 1,000 are said to be shut-ins, whose horizons by this invention have been made as wide as the world. Necessarily the bulk of radio broadcasting has its professional mannerisms and professional finish. It goes by the tick of the clock and labors over its accentuations. But outside the well-worn sound-tracks the amateurs chat cosily. And sometimes, when disaster comes, they play the role of knights riding to the rescue. May they flourish and (with- I in the limits of the air waves)' DAVIDSON'S Hard to fit? We specialize in fitting hard-to-fits . . . have the young, sophisticated Spring slothes you \vnnt! 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