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FRIDAY, MARCH 10; 1935). THE DAILY COURIER. CONNELLSVILLE. PA- J.L Payroll In 1938 Almost Half 1937 Figure J By United Press. PITTJSBUBGH, Mar. 10.--Jones Laughiin Steel Corporation's payroll in 3938 was almost hall what it was in 1937 due to the sharp decline in steel operations for the first six months of 133S, it was revealed today in the annual report to stockholders. The total payroll las' year was $34,162,748 compared to 559,423,421 Che preceding year, H. E. Lewis, chairman of the board, said in his 1938 report, and the average number of employes dropped from 3(5,430 in 1937 to 20,286 in 1938. A 18 2-3 per cent reduction in wages was made effective lor salaried employes on February 1, 1938. A net loss of 55,879,958 was recorded last year compared to a net profit of $5,266,157 ior the year 1937. Steel products sold and shipped during the year 1938 totaled 1,047,088 tons and gross sales and earnings for the year totaled $75,410,901 compared to 1,810,298 tons sold and shipped and $135,273,044 of gross sales and earnings for 1937. Steel operations, which slumped scharply in the summer ol 1937, continued to decline early in 1938 with the corporation operating at an. aver-* age rate of 28 per cent in the first six months of 1938. Operations increased in the latter half so the rate was 46 per cent for the last six months of 1938, making the rate 37 per cent for the year. The 1937 operating rate was 67.5 per cent. Because the units were becoming obsolete, operation oÂ£ the corporation's 128 inch sheaved plate mill and 45 inch universal plate mill at the Soho works in Pittsburgh were discontinued at the close oÂ£ 1ES8. The corporation paid 54,379,452 in taxes last year compared to $6,820,837 for the previous year. Costs of giving vacation to employes amounted to S404.467 in 1938 compared to $452,835 in 1937. PHI Sponsoring Oration Contest For High Schools PITTSBURGH, Mar. 10--Deelaim- ers from Pennsylvania high schools are busy preparing for contests in oratorical delivery. During this spring, high school students will read selections by Booker T. Washington, great Negro teacher; Theodore Hoose- velt; "\Voodrow Wilson; George Washington; or Professor John H. Frizzell of the Pennsylvania State College. - During March declamation contests will be held in more than 50 Pcna- sylvania counties. County winners will proceed to nine Pennsylvania district meets early in April at Â· Franklin, California, Clarion, Lock Haven, State College, Wilkes-Barre, _ Northampton, and Upper' Darby. Â· Those who receive first honors in the _ district contests qualify for the final ; State contest at Norristown,. April 28 : a n d 29. :; Â· The 'declamation contests ' are a Â·': part of the program of the Pennsylvania Forensic and Music League, : State-wide . organization of high ~ schools for music and speech activi- .. ties. The league is in its twelfth season and is administered by the extension division ol the University of Pittsburgh, n addition to the declamation contests, there are six other - speech and 47 music events. ' Declamation contests on a Statewide basis were inaugurated in 1935. State winners have been Richard .Â·Goodwin of Monaca; Miriam Meiser, Freoburg; Oliver Surnmerton, Tidioute; and Margaret Kirby, California. JDaufrfitcr Is Born. A daughter, weighing 10 pounds and named Rebecca Catherine, was .born at 11 o'clock Friday night to Mr. and Mrs. James Hannah of 446 Enst Crawford avenue at their home. There also is a son in the family. The mother formerly was Miss Catherine Gartley of Washington, Pa. The father is a foreman at DeMuth's greenhouse. " W E D - t O K " e n s e m b l e . . . the new diamond engagement ring and wedding ring that fit each other, e m b r a c e each other, and interlock in a manner that holds them beautifully in position... sensational new idea. $52.50 for the pair ... or either ring can Be purchased separately. J. M. KURTZ DIAMONDS AND FINE JEWELRY 131 W. Crawford Avenue. Gets Jimmy's Job ; Don Veranda Writing i Script for Radio Donuld Merancla, well - known young man of the city, has taken up writing script for radio programs at Hollywood. He is associated with the Lorenzo Jones program, broadcast over a National hookup. Mr. Mcraiidu, son of Mrs. M, L. Mcrar.chi cT Chestnut street, was graduated in journalism from the University of West Virginia in January. Ke is n graduate also ol Connellsville High School". Republic Minister Assistance Director Colonel Edwin M. Watson, former military aide to President Roosevelt, appointed presidential secretary to succeed James Roosevelt, will serve with rank of Brigadier- General. Watson will resign from Army after promotion and devote all his time as President's liason agent with Congress and officials. Rev. H. C. Evans of Republic, prominent in social welfare and relief work for sevent] years, has been appointed executive director of the Department of Public Assistance in Fayette County, subject to approval of the State department in Harrisburg. Rev. Evans succeeds Harold H. (Rod) Boer, resigened, who returned to his former post as senior county resources investigator after holding office oC acting provisional county director. There has never been a permanent director in the county. The Quads Fly for Checkup .The Kaspar quadruplets of Clifton, N. J., are pictured with their nurse leaving Newark airport by piano for Baltimore hospital for a physical icheckup. They are nearing third birthday. Left to right: Felix, Ferdinand, Frances and Frank, Legion Birthday Party April 6 Thursday, 'night, April 6, has been selected! as the date oE the local ob- servanctf of the anniversary of the birth of|the American Legion and the United State's entry of the birth of the American Legion and the United States' entry into the World War, it wa? announced today. Milton L.-Bishop Post of the Amci 1 i c,n Legicn hus inaugurated pli:iis for the celebration to be attended by Legionnaires, the Auxiliary and friends, the place s to be announced later. The event will mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of the American Legion and the 22nd anniversary of the declaration of war by the United States. Because ol conflict with other events, it was found impossible to hold the Legion birthday party on the night of March 15, as had been suggested, it was subsequently decided to merge the two affairs into a big celebration. There will be prominent speakers on the program, details .of which will be announced later. PAGE THREE. PR0WLER TEARS PAY PHONE FROM WALL A prowler who broke into Don H. Porter's service slatioa m South Arch street torn M pay station telephone ofl" the wait Wednesday night, according to ;i poKi-j blotter report. The proprietor told Patrolman Kenneth Louden th:U us far as he coiiid determine only some ,1'.2 bullets were missing. v Flyer Weds Actress. NEW YORK, Mar. 10,--Dick Merrill, trans-Atlantic flier, revealed that he had married Toby Wing, movie actress, last summer in Mexico. tTCHEl VALUES tchen Furniture--At Aaron's FAMOUS MAGIC CHEF A combination of beauty, convenience and economy which has never been surpassed. Built to go with you when you move, cabinets look like the more expensive b u i l t - i n equipment. New working surface in alluring color-toner! linoleum--aluminum-edged. Tables and chairs have matching modern effect. Many other advantages. 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