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PAGE FOUR. THE DAILY CO rjJKt.KK, UUfVNELLSVlXiLE, PA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1938. iatlg (ttauror THE COURIER COMPANY , James J. Driscoll R. A. Doncgan Walter S. Stimmcl James M. Driscoll J. Wylie Driscoll Publisher President and General Manager Secretary and Treasurer Editor Associate Editor -Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OP , Audit Bureau of Circulations J 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; 50 cents per month; .$5-per year, or $2.50 for six months by mall if paid in advance. - Entered as second class matter at the Postofflce,' · · Connellsvillc, Pa. TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 22, 1938. " ·WASHEiGTOJT A2O FAYETTE COUSTY More than any other President, the name of George Washington, -whose birthday we celebrate today, is linked ·with the early history and development.of Payette county. Back in the dim-1770s the later First President was the · county's largest land owner. Records show he acquired " 1,041' acres in what is now Perry township. On one of these ' tracts -was erected, under his direction, the now famous, ."but fun down, Washington's Mill. ;-----Washington rode .or;tramped over this-very valley, .rwhere._Comielliviile- stands, and the-adjoining hills.--He" ""was entertained here, at what was then Stewart's Crossing, . .by Captain William Crawford. He inspected a coal vein ·here and found the coal "of the best kind, burning freely." There was "an abundance of it." On the same trip, in - -1770, he inspected his land in Perry township. . The name of Washington is emblazoned over Wharton .v.township..-beca-use .of his connection with the Braddock -- expedition -and earlier warfare. Washington's Rocks, · "near'Jumo'nville, mark the spot from which Washington's men and Indians ambushed the French under Jumonville, in which the French commander was killed. The late John Kennedy Lacoek and other historians refer to this as the first battle of the French and Indian War. Jumonville's grave.lies within Washington Park, whose development was'beguri by Mr. Lacock and -a" group of Connellsvllle young men of the Phalanx Fraternity. Fort Necessity was constructed In 1754 under the dlrcc- .tion of Washington. In 1755. he took command of tho .British forces after the disastrous defeat of General Brad- 'doek, whose grave is nearby. Washington and several others made what was-perhaps" the first attempt by white men to navigate the Youghiogheny River. Th'ey traveled by boat from Somerfield to Turkeyfoot, where Confluence now stands, and' thence "10 miles" down -stream, possibly to Ohiopyle, where the falls balked them and they returned to Great Crossing at Somerfield. Fayette county has many reasons to recall the anniversary of the Father of His Country. THE MAIN STREET OF AMERICA Along with the proposed building of a super-highway between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, and eventually to Philadelphia, the Lincoln Highway Association comes ·with a demand for improvement of the "Main Street of America"--the Lincoln. There is need, as local^ motorists will testify. "We have by no means reached the point where road improvement and construction can stop," says President H. B. Ganoc of Chambersburg. "It has been predicted that within a quarter of a century the number of cars in America will be doubled. That fact alone is evidence road building and"extension must go^on. This is particularly true of the Lincoln Highway, one of America's most important thoroughfares, on which there are still hundreds of miles that are ina'deqnate and unfit for the traffic using the route, and where there are too many danger spots and death traps. To allow this highway to remain dangerous and unfit for modern travel is to be untrue to the spirit and courage of the forefathers who first hewed the roadway out of the wilderness." Furthermore, the vast sums motorists pay in motor and gasoline taxes justify the demand our main highways, such as the Lincoln, be made better and safer for travel, in the part that traverses Pennsylvanfa. SEX LIXES BREAKING IX INDUSTRY .. -The so-called struggle of the sexes goes on' mechanization" and the depression working hand in liand to add to the numbers of the gentler one in business and industry. Breakdown of'sex lines In many_types. of work" has resulted from rapid development of lab'br sa'ving'rnachinery." It has caused confusing readjustments between men's'and women's jobs. This is a problem stressed by Mary Ander-son, director of the women's bureau of the U. S. Department of JLabor.irua report to Secretary Perkins. A-phase 'that the report "condemns is the, "unsound practice that has developed "of .replacing men-with women at a lower wage rate,-a practlcerharmful to the interests of iil. 7,- --^---^ TT -^ -~-^ "* '..TT .~- » " - * " " " " . In tnany places.the depression'has created conditions where the wpmgn;0*jtheOipme .has become the breadwinner when the man-was'lorced out-'This will berfound true in numerous Fayette''county' cases;" - SWEAT SYSTEM BEING DMVEX.OOT Industrial-home work^is'-something ' that- does not greatly affcct.this section~a£-pe"hnsyfvania, but it will be of interest to learn,-'through'labor and Industry Secretary Ralph M. Bashore, that.thejpractice is "being eradicated rapidly'to the benefltrof-falr'employers and workers in legitimate r factories."_ : An; act-passed by the .last Legislature restricted this type of work"..-..' - · Bashore says that as a result of the passage of the act and-its enforcement two-thirds of the companies and contractors formerly engaged in this type of employment have ceased operations-, in, ihe State. Bashore calls it "sweated labor." One of the-complaints against it, the secretary said, Is that men, women and children "toiled excessively long hours under conditions perilously close to slavery." It will be agreed such a law is in the public interest. STEEL PRODUCTION STABILIZE]) It is not by any means what we would like to see, but there is some satisfaction that steel production has become fairly well stabilized at a level close to 30 per cent. Variations have'been, for several weeks, only a point, or two, indicating steady buying at the low level. Last week the national rate advanced to 31. Slightly better buying in nearly all lines of steel is evident, says Steel. Consumers are apparently finding better demand for their products. This is believed to be sufficient to give a larger total for February than in January. Automobile assemblies last week were 59.100 more than in the preceding week, a better omen. CONNELLSVILLE AND VICINITY IN PEN AND INK By COLONEL JACK MORANZ HlS MYBlTiOM 16 "BE ft "feRtlteTJ. 9O ,, E eootto wuow /« Ike sooTsftps OF Us v UWCI.E *EMio\ f e BftSEBAU. .WoTBflU. ftMO TftRWUG,* II MEMBER OF MBSON8.KWG,Urs ·feJAPt.nK,SCOTtlsU RtfE, .oeo meows, OR.OROER OF WER. "S13LE ClSSa SfDftWSOW AVE.eUuRCUWRIO VEfWB*; IS SUPERINTENDENT OP TJUWBflR TowHSHlP SSUOOLS ' AVEMBW OPWYSTfiS. CO. (Wo TtNNft.STfi 'Eo ' ftAVER. ASSN OP . . . SSHOOL fltHMlSfRPiTbTia * WftS TFMNCtSftL OT= CDMF WSMfiE stttooie (asr-isoo.fiToHicwi.E ixx-t9o\,ftf NEW HSVEW 1901-1901 flMO ftf VflNDERBlUT l9or-l9or*«PPOiMTei SUPERVISING. PRINCIPAL CP DU.MBRU TWP.SCttoOCS IN l3or ANB WftaUEefEOTb «IS IN. 1919 ·"· *- *· UiS'vlRST MOMEY WOEIKG. CORN v iftY * ATTENOE.D TlXBUe SeUooLS 0¥- SOMERSET eo.7RET».St«OOt rf W/ESSBfttE AMD slflfe TEACHERS ex'.BGE. 1397 c5/.^. /9oo_) * WHH.E Of PREP SttoX WORKEO ON SEC'BRWflM l*tro»tuiin*l ££n Dfty £QR IO HOURS' WORK 1 , en EXCUSU TifttUER. si can TOW, \ii HisH seKooi * i *· Today in Washington By DAVIp LAWRENCE ership schemes and (issuance of warning by Congress tfat existing TVA, if intended us a yardstick, must be measured by tami] rules as private utilities. Alio, acceptance by President ot compromise formula proposed by Wendell Willkie would give kcy"influence Tri determining ceo- business generally renewed assur- nomic trends. But; if one is con-1 «nce and confidence. Probability of vinccd as to what (were the basic I action: none till public opinion, in causes of the recession, surely allay- unmistakable leiaus. tells the Presi- r J ·- dent and Congress that the country favors private ownership and not WASHINGTON, Feb. 22.--Most as,kcd of any question nowadays is: "How long will the present depression or recession last?" Economic soothsayers have passed oil the stage ever since political or governmental actionf became such a man/ can measure the length of] the disturbance by the length of thatf it may take particular causes. to remove those I Cause one: Imposition ot $1,000,000,000 in social security payroll taxes when the economic system had never before had thrust upon it anywhere near such additional burden in a single year. Remedy: Postponement of these taxes or at least a 50 What's What At a Glance STRENGTH FOR THE DAY By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 22.-Not more thnn two or three months ago President Roosevelt Rave it out at one of his press conferences that prices were loo high. There ought, he said, to be quite a general reduction, to enable folk to do more buying, thui stimulating business. He added, however, that wages should not be cut, or price i educ- tions would be nullified; business would NOT be stimulated. That was clear enough reasoning. The point which business raised was that few industries arc making sufficient profits to cut prices, except at the expense of wage cuts, without going bankrupt. BUSINESS PERTURBED I am not convinced of business' absolute truthfulness; I suspect that sometimes its profits arc larger thun it cares to own up to. Nevertheless, such was Its argument, and it was considerably perturbed by the presidential suggestion. It was additionally confused, due to the fact that the administration's previous policy had favored price boost!. Higher prices were the object of dollar devaluation and gold sterilization. And an advance DID follow. Well, assume that it overdid Itself, and that the president decided there ought to be a reduction ngsin. NOW--PRICES TOO LOW! There might be some logic in THAT line of cerebration. But the other day "F. D." had another press conference in the course of which lie alleged that prices arc too low; they should be re- boosted. And gold's partial DE- stcrilizatlon is restored to, as a move in this direction. The administration clarified this seeming contradiction by saying tha SOME prices nrc- too-low, some too higfi. ~ ' " " ~ In his most recent statement, th« president raid the administration' economic policies were being di- vcctcd 'toward a balancing of variou commodity prices so that national in come could be restored. I am not a businessman, but if were one I'll bet I'd be confused by these various statements. In the Day's News Brief Comment n Current Cvcn\a Here and There. February CO years ago was mud like the present spring-like month How do we know? Clark L. Butter more and Mibs Lida King of Spring field township were married Febru ?iry II) of that year. It was a bcauti ful day. They recalled, during th observance of their 60th wcddm anniversary Saturday, (hat it wo just such a day when they rod horseback from their home to th paisonnge of the Baptist Churcl here, where Rev. R, C. Morgan, Ion since gone on, led them through th ceremony'that made them man an wife. They were giccted on thei arrival here by Mrs. Mary Fee o Brownsville, who was a witness. Is noted that Mrs. Fee was union the guests for the momentous anniversary. The story of the celebration reveals that the wedding day was also election day and that after the wedding and the "big dinner" that followed, Mr. Buttcrmore went to the polls to vote for his father, George Buttermoie, candidate for * «^d supervisor. FOLLOWING THE GUY IN FRONT A boy and his father were driving picks out someone who likes to hit hrough city traffic, the boy at the tt "P at a Rood r-«tc of_ speed and tecring whee,. For sometime the ^J^^^S^SE athcr had been noticing that the thc ]inc Mnny young married pco- oung driver wast not observing the pie who allow their romance to go peed laws any too closely. Laying on the rocks and admit their disaster is. hand on thc boy's knee, he said by getting a divorce, do so because n a kindly fashion, "Aren't you hit- they think they must keep up with in'g it up a bit too fast, son?" And a crowd of speeders. Many a wife nc lad replied. I'm just followm' prevents ! cr husband from getting hat guy in front." ahead in life because she spends Most accidents arise from thc fact every cent he makes going along hat we try to follow "that guy in with a group who think that life rent." This is true not only on the consists in hitting thc high places. Mbllc highways, but on the road of If "that guy in front" wants to Ifc which we follow from the cradle speed, let him go ahead. It doesn't o the grave. When a young fellow pay to try to keep up with him. All rights remrvcd-- Babion Newspaper Sndlcatc. As Others Think SOAKING THE JUCH (Buffalo Courier-Express.) The reduction to absurdity ot un- cashcd income tax legislation provided an entertaining topic to C. Fraser Elliott, dominion income tax commissioner, who in an appearance cfore the Roswcll commission in Ottawa cited Saskatchewan as an example of the principle of soaking the rich carried to the extreme. Mr. Elliott with a nice balance of facetl- ousncss and figures declared: 'While there is nobody there, so It doesn't mean anything, a person In Saskatchewan u-ith an income of 8500,000 would pay $493,658 Income lax, and he could keep the balance limself." If the same scale were carried forward, a person with an income of 51,000,000 would have to use every dollar of the million and borrow $102,672,75 besides in order to have enough money to pay his income tax 'or the year. Hungary is so self-sustaining that salt Is the only food product it must mport. Dawson figured twice in Monday's news as recorded by The 1 Courier, She made the front page in a story of an automobile accident at Whistle Park Sunday in which she suffered rather severe cuts about the face. On the society page appeared the announcement of her marriage last November 19 to William P. Rosskamp of Dunbar. Her husband driver of the car, was uninjured Another car struck theirs, police wore told. Sunday was a happy occasion for the pastor and membership of the Christian Church at Vanderbllt. I was home-coming day, marking the completion of repairs and renovation of the building. Chester A. Williamson of Scottdalc is pastor, carrying on there in connection with the leadership of the church at Scottdale. One thing that stood out during th service was the fact there ib m debt against the congregation. A former pastor who sent greetings enclosed a check to apply on "tin debt," which prompted the pastor to remark "We have no debt." Fortu nate church. A'!:,. Elsie Newell Kuabkamp ot After wasting the greater part o six weeks m child's play tactics ove the anti-lynching bill, that mcasui has been laid away for this session killed by a vote of 58 to 22, not o; the biL 1 itself but to dispense wit! further consideration of it this term The filibuster lasted 29 days--valu able time~Tor which the taxpayer get no return.. The bill would hav permitted Federal prosecution state oflicials who willfully failed t inevent a lynching. The South wa the principal target of the mcasun Lynching;, are common there; of vcr rare occurrence cNcwhcrf in th country. Factograph* By combining money and farm- urnished products, the average American farm family has about the ame income as the average town amlly, according to a large survey ecently completed by the U. S. De- artment of Agriculture. per cent reduction now. Probability of action by Congress: none until public opinion demands it. Cause two: Artificial demand and artificial boosting of prices due to' payment in 1836 and 1937 of $2,000,000,000 bonus. Remedy: Gradual working oft of inventories ot goods and materials and gradual readjustment of price level to meet natural and not unnatural demands. Probability ot action: Process now under way and make take three to five months more. Cause three: Monkey - wrenches thrown into entire business and economic mechanism by insane policies of Federal taxation known as "undistributed surplus tax," but actually a tax on thrift and prudence and a disturbance of thc whole financial btructurc of American businesses. Remedy:' absolute repeal of thc tax without any face-saving for the authors or the politicians. Probability of action: Senate very determined to do it, but House still hesitant. Remedy for voters: to dctcat for rcnomination or reelection next autumn any senator or representative who has thc slightest sympathy for the surplus tnx, either "in principle" or in any other respect, for large or for small business. Probability ot congressional action: depends on how angry the voters get about it and what they -write and tell senators and representatives. Cause four: Arbitrary and unrestrained rises in prices. This was due to several things, among them the greed and stupidity of certain business men who levied "all the traffic would bear" and the greed am stupidity ot various labor leaders who gave no heed to economic justification but insisted on forcing up labor costs and hence consumer prices. Remedy: None in sight, but unless there is a persuasive publii opinion and honest facing of thi facts, some governmental force--th forerunner to dictatorships in othe: lands--will inevitably intervene to restrain both labor and capital in the public interest. Probability of action temporary halt now in wage demand and in rising prices due to buyers strikes. It may be enough to star demand going again naturally, but a permanent cure is necessary to prevent more runaway costs and price; as soon as business docs show sign: of picking up. Cause five: Stagnation of capita flow, which prevented business ex pansion and thc necessary incrcas in job creation. This was due tc excessive restrictions imposed by th public ownership. Cause seven: Continued strife between capital and labor. Remedy: Recognition by businessmen that the Wagner Act is now the supreme law of the land and that collective bar- t gaining and bona fide unions are here " to stay and that the sooner indirect strategems and covert schemes, such as are being disclosed in the cases before the National Labor Relations Board and the various state labor lations boards, are abandoned and wholehearted and sincere effort ado to deal with labor, the quicker ill strikes be avoided and the sooner ill negotiations on wage scales ring the stability needed for unin- rruptcd production. Probability of ction: businessmen have the answer. :any of them arc every day becom- converts to the idea of obeying ic law, knowing full well that mendmcnt of the act to make it urb labor's abuses will come only rtien efforts to deprive labor of'the enefits of the law are discontinued. How long will the recession last? s long as it takes groups of busi- css men, farm organization leaders, abor chiefs and government officials, ncluding members of Congress, to calizc that an organized democracy an succeed only by mutual conces- lons between powerful groups with Mhlical and economic strength. Area of the 7,000 islands compris- ng the Philippine group approxi- intes that of Arizona. The Philip- tines' population, however, is 30 imcs ns great. Chinchilla fur actually is worth more than its weight in gold. Lipstick consumed by women in he United States each year would latnt 40,000 barns, according to the department of commerce. Sweden's 4,144 co-operative stores ice supplied by consumer-owned co-operative factories wmcn do on annual business of $45,000,000. Early trains in the state ot Wash- ngton carried dogs on their cowcatchers to rout cattle that strayed upon the tracks. Securities and Exchange Act and t dangers of inflation and maladjust ment arising out of unbalance budgets and wasteful spending a Washington. Remedy: Elimlnatio of wasteful spending through coord! nated relief and thc resumption o wise and prudent lending, or, at leas use of government insurance princi pics to stimulate flow of privat funds as in housing. Probable action process going on now with bctte handling ot budget items and in creased activity ot government in starting capital flow through insur ancc and direct lending. May tak four or five months tor healthful ef fects to be felt. Cause six: Direct threats to con tinucd ownership of private propert and savings. This was due to Ion scries of events, beginning with en trance of government into compel tion with $12,000,000,000 public ut! ity industry and culminating i President Roosevelt's appointment t thc Supreme Court of the Unite States of Justice Black, whose rccen opinions trom the bench Indicate belief in confiscation of private prop crty owned by corporations an hence by millions of stockholder Remedy: Refusal of Congress to ap propriate any money for public own GEORGE WASHINGTON ilone 'twixt life and death Acs the difference ot breath lien today It can be said Washington has long been dead. Jut If Life be power to ch«cr Men In doubtful moments here; I it be the spark that gleams Through a hundred shattered dreams; And i£ It should chance to mean tfore than something plainly seen, Something felt when body tires Vhlch both heartens and inapirci; If to live Is still to show Men the nobler road to fio; As on Influence to survive, Washington la still alive. The castor bean yields a protein substance so poisonous that one grain would kill a score of men. Money Loaned ON YOUR AUTOMOBILE UNPAID BALANCES RE-FINANCED 25 to Call or See Us If You Need Money For Any Emergency Moderate Repayments Fayette Loan Co. 510 Title Trust Co. Bid!?. Connellsville, Ite. Telephones 244-866 BONDED TO THE STATE Prompt, Courteous, Convenient Service e Washington Knew low To Make A Dollar Go A Long Way You remember the story about Washington · throwing a silver dollar across the Potomac. It was regarded as quite a feat at the time. Now, YOU can make a dollar go much farther. With a Sunday Trolley Pass you can take the whole family anywhere on the line for one dollar.* 'Pay $1.50 and collect 50c r»- iund. Two adults and all childien .n family under 12 nay ride on one pass

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