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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, March 9, 1939
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f AGE FOUK. THIi! DAILY COURIER. CONNELLSVILbB, PA. THURSDAY, MARCH 9. 1939. (Emitter THE COURIER COMPANY Publishers James J. Driscoll Piesident and General Manager R. A. Donegan _ Secretary and Treasurer Walter S. Slunmel Editor James M. Dnscoll _ _ Associate Editor J. \Vylie Dnscoll _ Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF Audit Bureau of Circulations 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 mail if paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Postoflice, Connellsville, Pa. THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 9, 1939 HEALTH SEBVICE AIDS POLLUTERS The polluters of streams still have the upper hand. livery time an effort is made by conservationists to get legislation through-Congress to control the contamination of public waters there is a flood of bills designed-to checkmate them. It is so at this session, as it has been for years. The discouraging thing to the conservationists is that the polluters are able to line up the United States Public Health Service on their side. The Health Service is for procrastination--investigation it calls it. Five bills with that end in view, at a cost of a million dollars, are before the House. Another,, introduced by Representative Karl Mundt of South Dakota, a conservationist of the first water, would appropriate a half million for use by Army engineers for control of pollution under the authority to be provided by the bill. It is plain to conservationists the Mundt bill has no chance. Some hope .lies in the upper house where Senator Bennett Champ Clark of Missouri has a companion measure. All other bills that have been introduced are subterfuges, aimed at beclouding the issue, -contends .General Manager Kenneth A. Reid ot the Izaak "Walton League of America, chief exponent of stream purification. They constitute, as Mr. Reid says, the surest and safest, guarantee against the passage of effective legislation. It is high time for the great army of lovers of the out of doors and the millions living in cities compelled to drink from contaminated streams to rise in their might, and back the "Waltonites and other conservationists. Until they do they must continue to use an abominable substitute for what nature intended to be pure, crystal water. THE MAHATMA AGAIN When llahatma Gandhi visited London, clad in his loin cloth, he was somewhat of a laughing stock. The Britons were not much impressed by his pleas in behalf of the teeming millions of India whose battle he has been fighting with indifferent success. But when weakened by age he begins his "fast of death" and when it becomes apparent that the end is approaching, unless he can be persuaded to desist, things begin to happen. Unrest among the Indians increases to an alarming stage. An emergency meeting of the British cabinet is called in London on urgent representations from the viceroy in the far-off dependency. Both the British and Indian governments intervene to secure performance of an agreement an Indian potentate made to carry out promised reforms. On the strength of their assurances the reforms will be granted the Mahatma ends the fast, just in time. Such is the power of a shriveled little "holy man" whom his people have come to look upon as near to a god. Britain wants no trouble now in the land of the Hindu. It has enough to do to provide against possible emergencies nearer home. THE STRIKE HE REALLY FEARED GASOLINE SUPPLY END SOT IN SIGHT It is reasonable to assume that discoveries of oil and gas will continue to be made well into the future. It is also probable that motorists of today and the buddrag ones may have no cause to worry over exhaustion of the supply of gasoline. But manifestly the increasing rate of consumption cannot go on forever. In time a substitute must be found. Be that as it may, Dr. Sylvain Pirson of Pennsylvania State College calls attention to known and proved"crude oil reserves. He estimates the reserve suppljy today is, 14 billion barrels as compared with between six and nine billion barrels two decades ago. For many years, says the professor, the National oil industry has been existing not on its reserve but on new finds. There is no diminishing in discoveries. The problem is how long that can continue. Nobody knows. Supplies are being tapped where old-time geologists said there was no oil. And another phase to which Dr. Pirson refers is the little attention that is being paid to improving recovery technique. It is much like the old days of the Connells- vilje Coke Region. Not until after our supply was practically exhausted was attention, turned to the by-product process. How many millions-of dollars went up in oven smoke no one has taken the time to estimate, so far as we know, but it was a vast sum. PENNSYLVANIA CHEESE STATE Along with the observance of "Pennsylvania Days" by . the chain stores it is interesting to note that the Keystone - State is forging ahead in another line of industry--cheese making. While the output cannot be, compared with that of Wisconsin and some other states, there is reason to believe Pennsylvania will in the near future be outstanding. A tremendous increase is shown. In the last five years the value of the various cheeses manufactured increased 75 per cent. According to the biennial census of manufactures for 1935 the State ranked fourth in the Union in cottage, pot and bakers' cheese. Figures for 1937, the latest available, and supplied by the Department of Internal Affairs, show a production of nine million, pounds by establishments producing a thousand pounds or more. In addition great quantities are made and sold by farmers to local markets. The outstanding variety for 1937 was Cheddar, which aggregated three million pounds. Cream was second with more than two and a half million pounds. IT SWEEPS CLEAN FOR A WHILE Gang Buster Frank Kane's brand new broom is at work! Slot machines have been swept from the floors they graced before District Attorney James A. Reilly began his crusade last week to "clean up the rackets." Bingo and other games of chance in which money is* involved are to go--says the gang buster. Pinball and punch boards are embraced in the spring housecleaning. There is an old adage about the efficiency of a new broom, but every house wife knows that dust and dirt collect just the same whether the implement used is new or old There is also a saying about history repeating. What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Mar. 8. -- The longer the State Department thinks the matter over, the better it is pleased at Cardinal Pacelli's elevation to the Vatican throne as Pope Pius XII. I don't intend to imply that the rest of Washington officialdom is not pleased too, but the State Department is especially so, because that particular department takes such a vital interest in world-wide developments, and the sacred college's selection of a new pontiff is rated as having been so conspicuous a triumph of democratic principles over totalitarianism. Of course, this is taking a perhaps unjustifiably political view of an event essentially of a religious nature. It's the view that the State Department does take, however. It takes it very confidentially, to be sure. It wouldn't do for Uncle Sam's government to express itself audibly concerning political aspects ol the situation. It can be congratulatory in a general way, but it mustn't say in so many words that it's rejoiced at the outcome, politically, of the conclave's vote in Cardinal Pacelli's favor. That would be a direct affront to the dictator-ridden nations. Indeed, maybe Washington ^wouldn't object to affronting them; President Roosevelt has come pretty close to affronting them already. But to be congratulatory upon openly political grounds wouldn't be tactful toward the Vatican, either Diplomatic usage requires that the United States and the other democratic peoples should pretend to regard Pope Pius XII simply as a great church's spiritual leader; not as mundane ally. All the same, if the new Pope reads the American newspapers, and English and French journals, he can't but understand that the democracies do rate him as one of their outstanding sympathizers. And it's well known that he does read them. No Pope ever has been so widely- traveled and internationally well- acquainted as the present one. The German press has not been as restrained in its adverse comment concerning the recent papal choice as American comment has been moderate in its nevertheless unmistakably favorable comment. The democratic press has said, frankly but not frantically, that it greatly likes him. - Nazi publications warnec against him in advance and have denounced him freely subsequently, as anti-Hitleristic. They term him freely a political Pope--meaning anti- totalitarian. Italian newspapers have been more discreet. Mussolini actually sent good wishes to the Vatican upon the new Pope's election. Not that they were warmly expressed: everybody is aware that the Vatican result was anti-Mussolini, but there are too many Italian Catholics to be antagon- ied safely. Japan doesn't signify. , Neither does Russia--which 35 anticlerical jn every direction. But Spain signifies. The war there has been largely between Catholics and anti-Catholics. The Catholics have won. Italy and Germany backed them. Now Italy and Germany want to gobble the county--as a Catholic country. Yet the new Pope seems likely to raise the question: "Are Germany and Italy truly Catholic countries?" If not, why should Germany and Italy dominate Spain, which apparently is Catholic, although they (especially Germany) are not Catholic? The German press terms the Pope bourgeo.s--meaning democratic in the same sense that this country is democratic. It says so in plain language. It's the fuehrer's estimate, voiced by his accredited publicists. They ought to know. STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. NEWS BEHIND, THE NEWS WASHINGTON, Mar. 9.--Mr. Roosevelt will toss Congress for a one-point landing on one thing--the 150 millions of additional relict funds denied him earlier. It could not have been otherwise in view o£ the way the curtailed WPA fund is being administered. Administrator Harrington told the senators if they gave him orly $725,000,000 (as they did), he would probably start cutting relief rolls from 3,000,000 persons In January to 2,800,000 In February, to 2,600,000 m March. He has not done that. WPA flgures released February 18 showed 3,010,068 persons then still on the rolls. Later figures will be out shortly but the WPA officials say these will not be much under 3,000,000 if at all. The question thus is raised as to whether WPA sincerely tried to apply the curtailment ordered by Congress, or whether it administered the fund so as to wheedle the extra $150,000,000 from Congress. limit total appiopriations at any given time. The zipper workers generally administer the spending so as to come back for more whenever they w a n t . No congressional move for economy therefore would seem to have much chance for success unless it deprived tne spenders of control over the Continued on Page Ten. Stray Thoughts By S M DeHUFF This shows why few authorities expect the highly publicized new economy drive to succeed. It it saves, as much as a cent for every word sincerely spoken and printed so far in its behalf, most observers will be fooled. The executive branch of the Government now holds the purse strings. As long as il works these like " a zipper, Congress might as well be holding an open bag as the purse. It will do no good for Congress to THE CORROTTEK The state of mind in Germany today largely goes back to the philosophy taught by Neitzsche. This minister's son, friend o£ the great composed Wagner and later his bitterest enemy, had a checkered career. Ill health was probably accountable for his profound introspection and the bitterness of his attitude toward many aspects of life. He hated the world as he found it, particularly the religious world. He condemned goodness, truth, and beauty, saying that they were life-arresting and illusory. To this poor, broken invalid ol diseased mind, the one value in life was the will to power. Ke reasoned that in the exercise of this will to power, men had the right to cast aside anything which stood in their way. He prated about the rearing of a new type of manhood and the creation of a new ruling class whose policy would be dominated by ruthlessness, courage, and pride. Surely his philosophy was that of a madman. He died insane. The pity is that he has led hordes of well-meaning people to accept and defend his diabolical philosophy. All rights reserved--Babson Newspaper Syndicate Sidelights As one school man to Cor about) another: Says County Superintendent Harry J. Brownfleld: "Bela B. Smith always greets you with a smile. He's never in the dumps, or so that you can notice it. always feel better after meeting him and talking to him than before." Mr. Brownfleld has been in this locality visiting schools. He was m Conriellsville township yesterday; at South Connellsville today. Brimstone Corner (if that's what we're to coni' me to call the junction Crawford avenue and Pittsburg street) is more brilliantly lighted nights than at any time since Zachariah Connell laid out the town. Four of the new-type lamps have been placed on the four corners. Before the change there were but two, on the east side of Pittsburg street. In the absence of poles on the opposite side, one was attached to the Second National Bar.k, the to the Wcihe Building. exercise. Several years ago he retired and moved to Johnstown. In this day and age o£ vehicular transportation, walking for exercise is almost a rarity. SQUARE PIANO Oh, brother, I wonder It you can recall The old square piano--the first one of all? It filled up the room and it blocked off a door, And Its great legs -were carved both behind and before. But the strings were as sweet to the last sliver strand As ever were cased in an "upright" or "grand." It was ebony black, and they called it a "square," Though 'twas longer by half than 'twas wide, I declare. Iti stool was a "twister" which eayly we spun The moment the hour for our lesson was done; Oh. brother, those days we were carefree and young. And do you remember the songs that w* sung? That old square piano which, filled up the room Brought many a budding performer to bloom: The cousins, the neighbors, the friends o'er the way Who dropped in to visit expected to play I A last Saturday's Pittsburgh newspaper carried a front page headline-"Paul Waner Threatens to Give Up Baseball"--and me thinking all the time he hadn't played any during the 1938 season. A recently unearthed 1907 photo of a much admired, woman, and myself, snapped it full length (stockings included) Atlantic City bathing regalia, wouldn't Bet either ore of us a 1939 Hollywood screen test. Can't say I fancy that fast growi g fanfare that Alf Landon, like Al Smith, ran for president just four years too soon. And thanks to a fellow living in Detroit named Paul H. Sechler, who letters: "Just a line from a Courier reader in regard to your column which I enjoy very much, but have often wondered why th' barred you for so many years . . . Confess that (the editorial staff won't like this, I know) nine out of 10 times I open The Courier to your column before reading the first page"; but who barred me, and from what? Some how or other I just can't reconcile "igroramuses" with -grand juries. And speaking of public building doors that open contrary to State fire laws--how about the front and* ride ones in City Hall? Today, 77 years ago, the Monitor and the Merrimac put on their famous shooting and ramming duel. "Murder will out"; so will breeding--or lack of it. Let's go to press. In those rang. days the parlor with melody There was never a party but somebody sang! Now from record and radio music is poured And the works of the greatest the poorest afford. Now nobody ventures to sinff or to pla5* Eimple. familiar Eugene Dunlap of Dickerson Run has in his possession an egg which i w p Y ,.»,,,,«., ,~.*«,^., has a two-inch hard shell appendage, | in "that"friendTy. "and sort of cone-shaped, that had been laid by a Rhode Island Red hen. It extends from ttie small end of the egg. way. Those brave, lesser talents which then were our pride With the old square piano--ore all put aside. DAVIDSON'S We're first with the new Spring fashions! Mi are individually chic -- all win you admiring glancesl Soft ' Reefers 19.95 'Meet Me Davidson's" The Izaak Waltons are to have a home of their own--a lodge to be erected on the Walton plot of two and a half acres in lower East Park, opposite Snydertown. Committees are at work raising funds and preparing plans. Eventually the'building, which probably uill be 40 by 18 feet, will be of logs, possibly on the outside of a fiame structure. That remains to be determined, as to the time. A log building will blend better with the surroundings. (Several thousand young evergreens are making fine growth on the plot. There will be a small lake. Other trees are to be planted, m the course of time, providing an arboretum,) A wide stone fireplace will add to the coziness of the interior. The project has passed the dream stage. Moie will be neard of it from time to time during the spring and summer. The fact that no amendments were offered to the lecord-breaking $499,857,936 appropriation bill for the Army prompted Representative J. Buell Snyder, Perryopohs, chairman of the House Military Affairs subcommittee, to declare that it was without parallel in the Nation's history and constituted "a firm expression of America's attitude toward such dictatorships as might attempt to disturb the peace of the Western Hemisphere." Henry Leathern, 88, ol Salisbury, who died last week at Somerset, was said to have been the champior. walker of Somerset county. Operator of a general store at Keyser's Ridge, near Salisbury, Mr. Leatham walked several miles every day for exercise, regardless of weather conditions. Often he walked to Meyersdale, a distance of about 13 miles. When offered rides by passing motorists he always declined, sayjng he needed the a a a a S B a 19 a B m a a m m a a ® a a in a a a a a a a a a m H a a a a a a ® a a a a a a a a a- a a a a Where Do You Keep Your Vafuables? We don't want to frighten you into renting a Safe Deposit Box. But isn't it true that almost every day newspapers tell us of homes that have been ransacked-of valuable papers that have been stolen or destroyed by fire. Where are your valuables? Are they where thieves and fire can reach them or are they safely and securely deposited in vaults of steel. ·· Why run the risk of loss OF misplacement when you can rent an individual lock box at this 'Bank for as little as $3.00 a year and be certain no one but yourself or an authorized agent can have access to your property. Coupon booths provided for your privacy. Visit our Safe Deposit Department and see our display of boxes. THE NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST COMPANY of Connellsville federal Deposit Insurance-Corporation. B a a a a a a a a a .a a a a a a a B a a a a a a a a ® a a a a a a a a a a B a E- ® a B a a B ® B B

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