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PAGE FOUR. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 193S. THE COURIER COMPANY James J. Drlscoll R. A. Doncgnn Waller S. Stlmmcl James M. Driscoll J. Wyllc Driscoll .. Publisher -President and General Manager _ _ i Secretary and Treasurer - J _ Editor -- Associate Editor Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF Audit Bureau of Circulations Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association Bureau o£ 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 tor six months by mail if paid in advance. Entered as second class matter at the Postofflce, Connellsvjllc, Pa. WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 23, 1938 / BORAH ANALYZES EUROPE'S MOVES When Senator ·William E. Borah of Idaho speaks on international affairs the world listens. -·_ When Borah_says the Britlsh_governmeut has come to the conclusion an "arrangement' with the United States is Impossible because the American people won't allow it there-are grounds, for the.jfonclusion that Britain, as he says, is making the best of It by negotiating for terms with Italy. And when he suggests John Bull's motive is to drive a'wedge betweenrltaly and Hitler's-regime there is rather general agreement he is right. ',~ ..The outstanding demand Hitler makes, so far as Britain is concerned, is return of colonies taken from the Reich at the close of the war. Borah sees in the British government's holding out the olive branch to Mussolini a move- to stavo_off the Inevitable day when Germany will ^gef-back all" that_was token frorn^ her. His reasoning jsounda-logical---~~~" "--" - -· -- *---. ~ - Speaking of the British cabinet's evident desire to .deal'iyrorhpt].!' with Italy,-probably to recognize the conquest 'of Ethlopla,~Borah lays'down two conclusions:' f- , First, redistribution of Europe's colonial resources will .bring an. the present.unsettled state; second, war Is improbable because "Hitler expects to accomplish the result without fighting. The rulers of Britain, Italy and Germany are fairly .'sure to read, or hear of, Borah's words. The'ranking Re- .publican on the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee commands a hearing. PROMPT PAYMENT OF BILLS HELPS So far as wo can recall this story was never printed here. It came In modified form, from a publishers' ·weekly. Headed "Let Us Pray,""In read, in part: - A preacher at the close of one of his sermons surprised his audience by: "Let all present who are paying their debts stand up." Every man.and woman with one excep- .tion arose. The preacher waved .them down, then: "Let 'every man not "paying" his debts stand." The Jorio Individual got up. Of course he was no stranger to the minister. ' "How is It, my. friend, you only one not able ·to meet his obligations?" ~ _ _ . ;. "I run the store from which many of these -people here "buy and some of them are not very-prompt--." "Let us pray!" exclaimed the minister. -- _ . · We have heard, personally, ministers^urgiiigj-niem- 'bers to patronize merchants of their own religious faith. JWe do-not know wo ever heard of one questioning his ^parishioners as to how faithfully they wero meeting their obligations. _: It would not be amiss to consider the existence of ."conditions that might prompt a minister to thus Interrogate his hearers. Certainly there are a goodly number of Individuals that impose on the merchants who often carry them, along in times of stress. Prompt payment of one's bills is ,an obligation that should be religiously met. It helps to keep the machinery of a community moving smoothly. It Is an Ideal lubricant -for business. STRENGTH FOR THE DAY By Earl U Douglass, D. B. CLOTHES VS. CHARACTER "Moths llinvc on soiled spots."-- Our good reputation becomes On the contnuiL-r ol a well-known slightly soiled by one unfortunate , , , , .. circumstance; U is not long before insecticide this infoimation appears lllo wlong kind o£ pe^ie bc S m mak- m large letters. There is an lllustra- in( , ;]( jvances. and we hrc pressed on lion showing moths gathered about all sides to do what only a short time a spot on a garment anil eating away before wo would have abhorred dot l e fabric. i"«- J . This is as true In the cusc ot char- Moths thrive on sailed spots -- not nctcr !· m the case ot cloth. The just on suits, but on souls; not only things that consume character thrive in the case ot cloth, but In the case on soiled spots. We let some little ot character. The Insecticide nd- mistaUe or weakness make a little vcrtljcmcnt urges people to sec that soiled spot on our character; Irn- their sarmcnts arc kept clctm and mediately other weaknesses even spotless. Every wise counsel, and more' iiilnous begin eating into our especially the counsel of the Word of lives and destroying the fabric there- God, urges us to take the same prc- o( / caution with reference to our souls. AH rights reserved -- Bab i»on Newspaper Syndicate. SEED UiSl'ECTIOy FACILITIES EUTBOVED Farmers of Pennsylvania expend $6,000,000 annually for hay, wheat, corn, oats, barley, rye and buckwheat seed. An additional $2,000,000 goes for farm and home garden and flower-bed seeds. The farm seeds planted and sown produced crops in 1937 valued at $119,000,000. No value can be fixed on the flower-bed production, nor arc there accurate figures on home garden produce.. The immensity of production emphasizes the need for procuring seeds of purity, quality and high germination. 'Variation in cither can materially affect the crop total. Seeds that fail to germinate or that contain noxious weeds are-a detriment to the user. · .They cost.the planter money. "The State Department~~6f" Agriculture' is 'installing' -additional equipment at the'seed laboratory at Harrlsburg '"for the better protection of farmers. They are urged to make use o£ It. A fee.of a quarter is charged for an analysis--an Insignificant sum when acreage is planted. A sample consists of a teaspoonful ot seed. The address is Seed Laboratory, Bureau of Plant Industry, Harrisburg. Your taxes support the bureau. Yoiii have a right to -what ·facilities It offers. - IVIXTEB BARGAIN DAYS -Bargain Days are at hand. Beginning Thursday and . lasting through Saturday merchants of the city will offer special values intended to move accumulations of merchan- · disc, the sale of which has lagged for various reasons, one . of which is the abnormally warm winter. Bargain Days, we repeat. For many years this winter event has been known as Dollar Days. -It always has been more or less a misnomer, for values offered did not hold very closely to the dollar mark. Bargain Days have been familiar to Connellsville shoppers two decades, perhaps longer. They are an institution. The Idea originated here and has reached out all over the State. The^fact that it has grown instead of losing force is a tribute to Ita success. The advertising pages of The Courier today list some of the offerings of the participating merchants. There will be hundreds in addition to them. It will be of vital interest to all to visit the stores. Especially in times like ; these are unusual values offered. There-will-be a wide · range of prices, not limited to the dollar. FIXING OF TttUCK OWXER WARNING Conviction of a Fayette City man, followed by a hciitence of ?500 and costs, with the alternative of six months in jail, for failure to comply v,ith the law requiring owners of trucks to take out compensation insurance bhould be a warning to others. The Washington county court imposed the penalty. The defendant is engaged in hauling coal from mines la mills. Some time ago one of his employes was mangled under the wheels of a truck. After the Workmen's Compensation Board awarded the victim ?SOO indemnity it was found the trucker did not carry insurance. Result, the driver is out, unless the courts can provide relief. What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.--Far be it from me to favor a censorship of White House news. However, by no means nm 1 convinced that a return to the old wrltten-qucstion-and-anwer system of conducting White House interviews would amount to a return to a censorship. It was not exactly a censorship before. Neither is the present system altogether the reverse of a censorship. OF LONG STANDING It might be apropos to enter into a lew details concerning these presidential 1 press conferences. I do not know just how far back they date, but I do know that the White House had them as Ions ago as the time of Presidents Roosevelt 1st and William Howard Taft. I myself attended a few during the regimes ot Presidents Wilson and Harding, nnd n great many of Presidents Coohdgc, Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt. It always has been the rule thn the President must not bo quoted word for word, except it? certain especially permitted crises. Presidential utterances were "put up" to a'"White House spokesman." Or otherwise, somehow, the quotation was Indirect. TWO A WEEK Traditionally there arc two ot these conferences a week. Journalistic queries used to b submitted in writing, in advance. When they were answered, .1 littl additional questioning might be per milted, in amplification of presl clcntlal rejoinders, but, In the mam the conversation was restricted t prescribed lines. Interrogations whlc the Chief Executive choso to disre gard simply were Ignored. HARDLV CENSORSHIP In a fashion this was a censorship perhaps. Still, when n newspaperman gel an interview, I always have contend ed that the interviewee is entitle to sco his interview nnd "okch" before Its appearance In print. It a nuisance and a delay, but I thin it is the Interviewee's right. Now, this can not be done at press conference with the Prcsldcn At least 100 interviewers are prcscn at such a conference. It is not prac tlcable for the Interviewee to indors so many interviews. IT'S A CHAT NOW The written-and-answered systei no longer prevails. The presidential interview is more or less informal chat. The President is asked unexpectc questions, and answers, rjccessaril on the spur ot the moment. A query may irritate him. He ma tell the querist to "put on a dun cap and go stand in a corner." Th has occurred. I have known a new; papcrman to be expelled from th National Press Club because of h account of the President's behavl when a disagreeable question w put to him. I should call that qui a censorship. One of the most serious nets ol .srcKard for personal safety thai ·m bo charged to a hunter Is to and with his body resting on the luzzlc of a loaded gun. A story of ils kind comes from Confluence he hunter and n companion were andlng on 8 rock. The gun on ·hlch the man was resting slipped nd was discharged, the load tearing irough the upper part of the ab- omcn, causing almost instant death Is not safe to have the mu?7le omted toward the hunter himself or ny other in the party. If more ould get into their heads the danger lat lurks in a loaded gun the acct- ent toll would be materially re- uced. The ocean sea horse Kwims vc tlcally, with its head held erect. In the Day's News Brie! Comment on Current Event* Here and There. ' The experience he gained while on he staff of the Dunbar Township ligh School paper, the Informer vas of great value to Charlc Bryncr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harrj ryncr of Dunbar, when opportumt nocked nt his door at Wayncsbur College. Charles, a Junior, has bee lamed news editor of the colleg tudcnt publication. He was sc cctcd because of his "expericne md ability" and also because he ha a high scholastic rating. It might b here is a future in that lino for hin The casket In which we are place 'or the more or less secure "etema rest" is the item of burial cquipmen which makes the biggest contributio o the high cost ot dying. A Lansda' man, a former undertaker, who live on to the ripe old age of 87 and wh died Sunday, solved the HLC prob em for himself by making his ow receptacle. The margin on the casto s the mortician's source ot a ncce: sary income. Just what he will d some day when, because of agitatio for n more sanitary method .of di posal of the "mortal remains cremation becomes a general practice Is something for the coming genera- Lion of men In the business to worry over. There is a trend that way. Like other radical changes it will affect a considerable number of firms and individuals. Stray Thoughts By S. M. DellUFF Wanted: 15 or 20 trucks for tow- g i n cars found parked on sheets tcr midnight. Not boasting, vmclcr- .md. but just couldn't help notice nit in hor last Thursday Post- a/ctte "On the Hccoid," Dorothy hompson said the same nice things bout Gov. G. D. Aikcn of Vermont hat appeared in Ihls Courier space ast Wednesday. Whether it means nything or not ns a weather forc- nst, Mrs. I,. Dale Johnson called my Mention to crocuses n-bloom In Tier ard last Satuiday. "Honest John" ill make an attractive campaign radc-mark nnd. according to a lot f people, a mighty appropriate one. clf-satisslecl people often quickly ccomc quite borctomc. Why do so any people condemn sex novels and et read them? Casting a vote for Charles J. Marglottl wouldn't be the vorst midsummer madness real icmocrats could become afflicted frith. A lot of people certainly must c lying awako these nights wondcr- ng why they arc being kept on their ompnny'a payroll. One of the eas- est thlnKs In the world to forge' jrcad toasting In an oven. Why houldn't we expect bigger and bct- cr things from n S4.200 yearly Coun:il? Included In New Deal blessings K'inR enjoyed by some "forgotten" oiks arc such things as electrified homes and fur eoati. To E. S. B.-Sure, we'd be glad to, and In wrlt- ng about my recent auto tour * considered It unnecessary to om- mcnl on traditional Somerset county b.irns, and hip measurements, and I saw no sign or marker to Indicate the birthplace of ii mfmbor of our ^resent Congress. A man who wears ·x derby to gain height usually suffers losses in other personal nppcar- nnce respects. That contemplated Grandvicw avouuc improvement Indicates we learned practically nothing from our "West Pcnn Terrace" extravagance. Now that we're to have the CIO r.immed down our throats, we ought to find out just how it tastes. To H. D. C.--Maybe I was a liltlu hard on sp.its, Saturday, but did you notice that right next Today in Washington By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON, Fob. 23.--Not- withsUmdinK the fact that the present business leccssion now is neurJy six months' old, nothing has been done by Congress or by any private body to reveal to the American public the grave damage done to our economic system by the sudden 1m- nt leasi $3,000,000,000 and perhaps $4,000,000,000 out ot the stream ot actual purchasing power. When the economic system Rets a shock like that, depression or recession is an inevitable result. There arc plenty of boards and commission-; ind bureaus hereabouts. Just Folks By EDGAR A. GUEST position of $1,000,000,000 in payroll I but none charged with the study o£ taxes. I tile economic effects of taxation. 'It To take $1,000,000,000 a year--and j j s ;, subject on which the public nets the amount is Browing annually--out knowledge only after the injury has of the payrolls of America is to take 1 been done. Some idea ot what it means to take 1,000,000,000 out of the payrolls in axes might be Rained by noting that ill the taxes collected by the Federal Government from corporations hore- ofore have rarely ever reached a billion dollars In a single year. Now hcic has been virtually a 100 per cent increase in taxes Irom that ourcc, and nil of It within a single 12-month period without any oppor- unlty far business and Industry to work up gradually to this extraordinary levy. But even the collection of a billion dollars a year from corporations out or net income is different in Us economic effect from a tax, on everyone's payroll. America has had little experience with a tax on workers' pay envelopes, yet the drop in purchasing power today reflects some ot the dangerous results. This is not the view merely of persons who have fault to find with the general lack of tax sense of the Roosevelt Administration, but if also is the considered opinion of critics of the social security law Itself. Thus, Abraham Epstein, executive secretary of the American Association for Social Security, whose organization has been the leader in the crusade for social security legislation, declares in n public address that the payroll tax is a device for "distributing poverty among the poor." "Instead," he says, "of following the modern principles of social insurance, so successfully carried out In Great Britain, of increasing the Continued on Pago Five. TEA PARTY The silver tea pot on the tray Is much too good for every d*y. 'Til only used at times when we Have special company for tea. Upon those pleasant afternoons Wo use our most expensive spoons. And cups and pistes w« never RCC Except when wo have company. The cloth of real Italian lace Is cnrrled from Its hiding place. On such occasions must be shoun The very nicest things wo own. For nlranftors* eyes we munt be dressed In v,hnt ts called our "Sunday best." And (or the moment bring to view Our very nicest manners, too. How like the sliver pot are we That's only lined /or company! What's bent In us we hldo away As much loo ffood tor cveiy dny. to me, In the same Courier, Edgar A, Guest backed up my contention with: "Spare me the agony of spals . . . . And swallow tails and silk huts. 1 Nothing fades quite so quickly os the election night elation of a successful political candidate. I dcub If even n war with Japan would cover up New Deal fizzles and failures. You don't have to go to a circus to find folks who still bu; their peanuts with the shells on Let's go to press. Insane when he killed his wife and best friend, Paul A. Wright is mentally okay now, Superior Court Judge Ben Lindsey ruled at Los Angeles. The district attorney has five days in which to ask for a jury trial to determine Wright's sanity. His assistant says there will be no appeal, so within the week Wright may go free. One of his victims was John Kimmel, a former Somerset county man. One of the most hazardous ot home accidents is the fall down stairs. Two fatalities have been reported in recent days in Fayette county from this cause. Both victims were men. At first thought one would think that with their high-heeled shoes women would be in greater danger. Statisticians say the home is a greater menace to life and limb than the street or open highway. Exercising constant caution is one of the remedies. More than one million dogs licensed In New York state. arc , y I N T H E B A N K J During the course of a year you may see, BBHBaMiiiiijiii or have offered to you, many real bargains which will mean the Having of dollars for you in the purchase of first-quality goods. But you have to have the money on hand to take advantage of the best ol these bargains. Cash gives you the lowest prices. This is one of the ways in which a savings account can save money for you. Build up your account with a double purpose -- to spend for needed things, ind to build a reserve for the future. DAVIDSON'S "Meet Me at Davidson's" featured values f o r bargain days / 50 rayon silk and french crepe dresses 2.00 downstairs- annex entire stock kayser 1.00 silk and rayon gloves 55c / entire stock kayser 1.00 silk slips 69c entire stock satin, and crepe 1.95 slips 1.00 loarose and white entire stock 44 fur coats off special purchase brand new sport coats man-tailored suits swagger suits 8.00 entire stock 72.95 and 14.95 ' winter coats 5.00 downstairs annex f entire stock 8 1.00 leather and fabric purses 55c ' entire stock 1.00 rayon pajamas and kimonas 55c entire stock 1.95 rayon robes and pajamas 1.00 entire stock 63 cloth coats % and Vs off sport and fur trimmed 7.95 to 16.95 evening gowns 2.88 satin . . . nepc . . . tal'U'ta . . . not. . . orgnndtc . . . laco. ' slightly soiled. specie! purchase 2.95 oiled silk umbrellas 1.95

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