The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on March 10, 1939 · Page 4
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, March 10, 1939
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PACJT3 FOUR. !S DATT/r" COURIER. CnNNTSI.i-SVlLMa. PA. , MARCH 10, 1939. atlg (Eouwr IT-IE COURIER COMPANY James J. Dnscoll Ft. A. Donegan TM Walter S. Stimmel . - - - . J Publishers Piesident and General Manager ,,. Secretary and Treasurer _ J . Editor James M. Driscoll Associate Editor J. Wylio Driscoll _. . .. 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; S5 per year, or $2.50 for six nonths by mall if paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Postoffice, Connellsville, Pa. FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 10. 1930 MUSICAL I'llAlSING FOR ALL Phenomenal growth, of musical organizations in the public schools of Pennsylvania is revealed in the announcement by Dr. M. Claude Rosenben-y, chief of the division of music education of the Department of Public Instruction at Harrisburg, which shows there are more than 1,000 bands, 1,500 orchestras and 2,500 selected choruses, -with more than 2,000,000 boys and girls participating in the music education program. Acording to Dr. Rosenberry, school men and women arc convinced that in terms of citizenship and democracy, education must bo directed along emotional as well as educational lines and that music provides the emotional outlet. The program, affords opportunity for children from kindergarten through high school to give expression to the joy and satisfaction of at least a partial musical (.raining. As the people of Connellsville have had ample evidence, we can boast of a fine band, under expert instruction, in addition to vocal groups in which boys and girls participating find both pleasure and profit. It is not improbable that some, perhaps a number ot them, -will some flay male their mark in the music world as a result of the early training in the public schools. THE HUMATS- ELEMENT RULES The industrial accident report of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workmen's Compensation for January is an indictment of the human element. Only one per cent of the 8,G13 accidents, fatal and nonfatal, did not involve an unsafe act. which Is putting almost the whole burden o£ blame on the workers. The figures reveal that in SO cases no blame attached to the employe, while 8,613 were guilty of neglect or suffered from the neglect of someone else. An analysis of the report reveals that 37 per cent of the accidents -were caused by unnecessary exposure to danger and 33 per cent to overloading, crowding or poor arrangement. Operating too fast or too slowly resulted in 885 accidents, or 10 per cent, and Hailing to use safety devices which had been provided, 431, or five per cent. Vehicles were responsible for more accidents than any other agency. Alone they caused 28 of the 129 deaths recorded. . The evidence submitted tends to prove that industry cannot be made safe so long as the rules for the protection of workers are not obeyed to the letter. THE KMETZ BELIEF FUND The appeal made the other day by a woman of the city for a fund to relieve the distress of the Paul Kmetz family of Brookvale resulting from the destruction of its home by fire, and death of two children, and injuries to the father and a little daughter should bring some response on the part of; the people. Persons acquainted with the family assure us the cause is a worthy one. The father, a patient at the Hospital, is quoted as saying "we don't have a cent." Everything in the house was destroyed. The suggestion made by the 'person who wrote The Courier was that a fund sufficient to build or buy a new home be raised. Whether that is possible or not, any sum contributed will be welcomed. Contributions sent to The Courier will be acknowledged through the news columns and deposited in a- local bank. They should be sent in care of this paper for' the Kmetz Relief Fund. FA1K FOU3BATIO T STUDIES Reading about the work being clone by the Maurice and Laura Falk Foundation of Pittsburgh, one wonders if findings it has made possible will ever be put to actual use. Since 1932 the Foundation has expended $1,400,000 through the Brookings Institution to find out and let the Nation know "what is wrong with it. Some of the problems tackled by Brookings are: "America's Capacity to Produce," "Amrica's Capacity to Consume," "Income and Economic Progress" and "The Recovery Problem in the United States." Undoubtedly all are important, but in view of the chaotic conditions, the question is what can they accomplish? An unusual stipulation of the donor, Maurice Falk, is that, the principal and Income must be us«d for philanthropic purposes within 25 years of the time the fund was established. Deducting the $1,400,000 expended since 1932 there remained at the end of 1938 capital investments with a market value of more than $6,000,000. 1'EKKSYIiVAIfIA DAYS BBEV'G KESU1TS The Pennsylvania Days campaign of the chain stores is already producing results in inoreased employment, according to Edward J. Hartsough of Philadelphia, president of the Warehouse Employes Union, an American Federation of Labor affiliate. The Union president is authority for the statement that "a substantial number" of idle warehouse workers have found jobs because of the greater movement of products through the warehouses. The "Pennsylvania Days" campaign was launched to stimulate use of foods produced in the Keystone State. Its duration is a week. It will work for the good of both stores and the people of the State if the stores will continue to make use of larger quantities of Pennsylvania grown grains, fruits and vegetables and the products derived therefrom. "Buy at Home" is a good motto for corporations as well as individuals. OAK LOADINGS INCREASE ( Business looked up during February for one of Connellsville's leading industries--the Baltimore Ohio Railroad Company. Car loadings for the month, on the system, totaled 155,772, an increase of 17,657 over February, 193S, -when the tola! was 138,115. For last week tie total was 4f,736, the best since the week of December 3, 193S. The outlook for the spring weeks is more optimistic. STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. HOW TO START A RIOT Paul the Apostle and Demetrius the Silversmith locked horns in Ephesus two thousand years ago, and the clamor o£ their quarrel has come down to this very hour. Paul was going about pleaching to people that theie is no God but the One and Invisible, and maintaining, either openly or by implication, that the silver images which Demetrius and his fellow craftsmen made for the rich Ephesians were just so much nonsense. Demetrius called a meeting of the un.on and made a speech. "Shs," he said to his fellow idol- makers, "ye know that by this craft we have our wealth." The fat was in the fire then. Paul had to leave Ephesus before peace could be established either All rishts reserved--Eabson in Ihe town or in the church. When Demetrius said, "Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth," he threw a lighted torch into a powder magazine. The people o£ Ephesus had no quarrel with Paul's preaching unt.l he interfered with their ways of making money. The site of Ephesus is scart/ely discernible today against the landscape. Demetnus, the mob, the town clerk, and Paul--fall these have gone, but not the jealousy with which men guard the sources of their wealth. You can start a riot on Main Street today with these words: "Sirs, ye know by this craft we have our wealth. There goes a fellow who is speaking against our craft." Newspaper Syndicate. As Others Think APPENDICITIS DEATH HATES (Washington Star.) Appendicitis kills between 25,000 and 30,000 persons--predominantly young adults--annually in the United States. There is every reason to believe that this toll could bo cut in half. The rate is twice that reported for Sweden. This salvage of life need not wait on some notable discovery in medicine or surgery. Present surgical methods are adequate. The need is for proper education which will lead to eaily diagnosis. The appendicitis death rate ribes very abruptly with the elapsed time between the first symptoms and adequate treatment. The present situation was termed a "national disgrace" by speakers before the Southeastern Surgical Congress the other day. In many parts of the country this undoubtedly is true. Lack of information on the part of the general public combined vith proprietary cathartics are as much to blame as the appendicit's itself for the high death rate. In Washington the situation is quite different. Here a public spirited, energetic Academy of Surgery, associated with the Medical Society ol the District of Columbia, has conducted for the past three years an educational campaign which should have reached, in some form or other, a majority of the citizens. Even now the medical society is to make appendicitis education a prominent part of its annual scientific assembly the last week in April. This malady will, it is likely, always be responsible for some deaths. It will continue to strike in the most promising and productive years of life. And no miracle need be expected in the treatment ol it. A noteworthy decrease in mortality the Nation over depends almost altogether on a broadened and intensified public education, of which the efforts in the District of Columbia are a praiseworthy example. Sidelights Mayor Ira D. Younkin is opposed to anything smacking of special privilege for public officials. Especially does he embrace himself. His wile shares his views. Imagine her astonishment the other day when she discovered one ot the National Youth Administration workers engaged in painting parking restrictions on the streets had outlined in large letters in front of their home: "No Parking Here. No Time." The First Lady promptly called the Mayor, to find he knew nothing about it. Just where the idea originated has not been divulged. At any rate, His Honor wants it understood there is no restriction to parking in front ot h s home, any more than there would be clswhere in the residential areas. The paint is there, and not easily icmovcd. But the elements will soon blot it out. Under the NYA program, when all ( important ffiieet intersection curbs have been painted with the familiar , yelliow, the names of the sheets will I be superimposed thereon in black letters--a new idea in street sign here. Appearing at frequent inter vals the signs may be of use to strangers. Letters to The Editor ON DAYLIGHT SAYING Editor, The Courier: I have been reading quite a bit lately about so-called daylight saving time and I fail to see where any such saving will be made. For your information, when -I was a boy I had to work on a farm. When it was necessary to go to the mill several miles distant or to town to see the circus we just got up early in the morning and went and let the neighbors sleep. We did not ask all the farmers to changt their clocks or plans in any way. I am of the opinion today that the boosters of the so-called daylight saving should quit trying to fool the public and instead just get up an hour earlier and have their golf games and let us poor railroad men sleep. We pay the preponderance of the taxes as well as the upkeep of the old home town. Let us give the citizens a voice in the matter and put it to a vote and you will see that the majority of the taxpayers are opposed to such a move. B. F. SMITH East Washington avenue. Dr. Edward Thompson, Omaha physician, shows that he has a sense of humor in saying that men approaching middle age should be careful about shoveling snow because the cold and sudden exertion induce heart attacks. As an alternative, he put forth the following "helpful" suggestion but didn't promise immunity to any husband who might try It: "There is a great deal of evidence that women don't get enough physical exercises. Let them shovel the snow." When Anthony Tisack was one of three tried m Somerset county courts on a murder charge, the presiding jurist was Judge Norman T. Boose. Three hours after a Jury brought in an acquittal verdict, Mrs. Tisack gave birth to a son at the Somerset Hospital. The combination of happiness on that day caused the parents to name the new arrival after the trial judge--Norman. Stray Thoughts By S M I was one of the pitifully few who heard a dramatic and masterfully delivered sermon in one of our churches last S u n d a y evening. Whether or not the Immaculate Conception Athletic Council's Initial fistic frolic at Slovak Hall is a finan- l success (this is being scribbled on March 5), let it be said on behalf o£ our local newspapers that they gave the aftair scads of fine publicity. Add Bud Fisher, originator o£ "Mutt Jeff," to that list of forgtoten folks. A group oE young fellows got a lot o£ amusement out of watching a young woman select a hat in a South Pittsburg street store last Saturday evening. Accoiding to what he tells me to my face, W. F ("Dad") Faulkner, West Peach, is one of this space's steadiest and staunchest supporters. It's a fai cry from purchasing a sewing thimble in a 5-and- 10 to looking over a new car in an automobile display room, but I happen to know two persons who did those very two things in one evening, recently. I don't care it they are made in Japan--those w.nd-up tiny Scotties that romp about and wag their tails with ali the speed o£ an airplane propeller are just about the cutest toy I've seen in a long while. To me, a pastime every bit as engrossing as a game of stud poker (and not nearly so expensive) is studying a crowd of people in a big city railway station. These first few days ot March remind me too much of political campaign pledges and promises. Let's go to press. NEWS BEHIND, THE NEWS WASHINGTON, Mar. 10.--The trick in the John Lewis peace offer was just a shade too obvious to be good. It was the laugh o£ the week here, but was not so treated publicly, because no one else wanted the grim negotiations to start off on a humorous note. I£ the offer had been seriously intended, it would have been a move to get control of the AFL. It simply suggested AFL's Green get out, while Mr. Lewis retained control ol his United Mine Workers Union, the strongest and, therefore, a potentially dominating union of the proposed setup. ! But old Hamlet switched his character to that o£ Falstaff, without the aid of a pillow, or a change of make- 1 up, for this occasion. His peace offer ' is reported to have been conceived by his CIO publicity man, Len de Caux, a good one. All they wanted to get out of the offer was newspaper headlines, announcing: "AFLi rejects peace pro-- which it did. posal, A number of Falstaffian jokes were in the proposal. Grimmest and funniest was the one proposing a pension for Mr. Green and Frank Morrison, secretary of the AFL. The implication was the two AFL leaders were just hanging on to their jobs lor a living and that Lewis would see they were taken care of like old-age pensioners. (Inside the AFL this was considered a studied insult.) Lewis also suggested a new overall president for labor be selected from the railroad brotherhoods -- s Continued on Page Fourteen. Factographs Skilled sportsmen often have guns custom made, so that arm-reach, balance, bore or calibre and type of sight may suit the owner. In Russia, at one time, it was regarded as a disgrace for a man to make a proposal of marriage directly to a lady. England's newly formed territorial army has about 120 women as first recruits. The only known game in which there is no element of chance whatever is chess. The linen in Buckingham. Palace, the London abode of England's king, is supposed to be worth $40,000. X* try Edgar\.Guestj The variation in temperature-winterish one day and springlike the next--is often called "pneumonia weather" when persona are most likely to run into the flu and grip in addition to miserable head and chest colds which can develop into dangerous pneumonia. Six practicable ways to halt the spread of the grip and flu have been advanced thusly: 1. Stay away from crowds. 2. Isolation ol the sick when possible. 3. Avoidance of hand to mouth infection. 4. Get plenty of fresh air and sunlight. 5. Avoidance of dampness and undue exposure to the elements. 6. Do not overheat your house. Influenza is regarded as a germ I disease, caused by one germ, some doctors hold, saying, however: "This is indefinite but it probably is a mixed infection that Is due to more than one germ. They gain entrance into the body through respiratory or breathing organs and by way of gastro-intestmal tract." It is incoriect to call a one-cent piece a penny. The name penny comes fiom the English penny which circulated freely in America until after the Revolution. QUESTION While there is cancer to be cured And swamps to drain where vapors smother; While there U pain to be endured, Why do men \var on one another? While schools need countless things today And hospitals lor help are crying Why do men toss their wealth away On plans for war and constant spying? While there is blindness to be stayed And still through, reclons fever possci Why should such triumphs be delayed While men are making poison eases? So much to do, so much to Icarn, So Uttlo time for man or nation Why should mankind one moment turn To spread despair and desolation? DAVIDSON'S "Meet Me at Davidson's" Paris Says, Suits, Suits, Suits Says Paris, says Vogue, says Harper's. And Davidson's follow suit with the most outstanding values of the year. Man-Tailored SUITS 12-95 SUITS 3-Piece 19-95 2 PC. SPORT SUITS The result of a special , purchase! Lovely 2-plece suits, styled to win instant favor. Wear as a suit or wear separately as skirt and jacket. 1.95 You'Jl get a better insight into the CIO peace offer to AFL at the conference in Washington by reading Paul Mallon's "Behind the News" on this page today. Also there is enlightenment in the armament situation, especially as pertains to Japan. Ifaen FOR F U R N I T U R E AND WOODWORK One coat of this remarkable finish will transform the dullest piece of furniture--the most scarred woodwork--into a thing ot gleaming beauty! Try a can today! PINT THE EASIEST-TO-JSE E N A M E L The Finest White Paint You Can Get. IVili Jfot Tnm Yellon. Perfect Coverage and Hiding Pcmer. $ 1.50 per qt. QUALITY PHOK£ 135. SEBTICE DAVIDSON'S "Meet Me at Davidson's" First Showing Children's COATS It's no trick to buy children's clothes in Connellsville r.ow. Just come to Davidson's. You'll agree When you see our spring selection of children's coats. 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