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PAGE FOUR. THE DATL.7 CfJUHIER, .CONNELLSVILI.'E, PA. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 193S. lathj THE COCKIER COMPANY . James J. Driscoll R. A. Donegan Walter S. Stimmcl James M. Drtecoll __ J. Wylie nriscoll J_ Publisher President and Gdneral Manager Secretary land Treasurer Editor Associate Editor .Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF Audit Bureau of Circulations Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association Bureau ol Advertising, A. N. P. A. Served by United Press nnd International News Service SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month; $5 per year, or $2.50 for six months by mall il paid in advance. Entered as second class matter at the Postofflcc, Conncllsvillc, Pa. THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 24, 1938. KSOX POINTS TVAY TO NEW G. 0.1'. Tlie Republican party can regain the political dominance it held for a half century if it will do certain things, says Colonel Frank Knox. Unless it makes these changes, promptly, "it will continue to be under the stigma of being a rich man's party--and politically that is the kiss of death." To become "the party of the plain people" Knox says the G. O. P. must: "Recapture the confidence and loyalty of the millions of farmers, Industrial -workers, small business men and small-salaried employes whose votes for a half century made it dominant. "Attract the support of the millions of young men and women who have come of voting age in the last decade." Knox declares the party must do this before 1940 it It is to escape the fate of the Whigs. They disintegrated in the middle of the last century because of internal dissension. To effectually put the party on a common people basis Knox proposes that it seek small sums, rather than, large, for campaign funds. He suggests a Ten Thousand Club of men and women willing to contribute $100 a year. Once in four years he would find 2,000 individuals willing to give - ?1,000 each. This would provide 53,000,000. By eliminating costly radio broadcasting, of doubtful value, the sum would be adequate. Many years of experience and observation have made Knox a recognized analyst of things political. It's a real job that he proposes. SO EVIDENCE OF CLIMATIC CHANGE Mild weather such as we have enjoyed this winter leads to false conclusions on the part of many as to the possibility of changing climate. There are theories that the temperate zone is growing warmer.- The fallacy of this is established by referring to other winters.just as mild, with severely . cold ones thrown in now and then. It may be that science will find the cause of the alternate heat and cold. It has speculated on it but has not arrived at a definite cou- ' elusion. The winter of 1887, if we recall the time correctly, was ·warmer, in February, than this. Peach and cherry trees were In full bloom. Then came severe cold. Not only was the fruit crop prospect blasted but trees were killed. There have been other abnormally warm winters since, with usual resultant damage to fruit. Thrown in with the very warm have been very cold -seasons. We recall one, about 1900, in which the tempera- -ture dropped by unofficial thermometers to 30 below zero. ·The extreme cold of the winter of 1935-36 is fresh in the mind--around 25 below. You will recall that in the moun- rtain-areas sweet cherry trees that had withstood the blasts of 50, 75 and some of them perhaps a hundred years were killed. Such intermittent heat and cold are of themselves evidence there is no pit'ceptlble climatic change. POSITIONS OPEN TO SPECIALISTS The doors of opportunity are standing open for the . highly educated and the skilled along specialty lines, If government bulletins are to be accepted as evidence. In announcing examinations the Civil Service Commission · lists numerous positions at salaries ranging from $1,SOO to $3,800 a year. If you are interested information will be available at the Postoffice. Read this list: Landscape architect, $2,600 to ?3,SOO; junior land. scape architect, $2,000; medical pathologist and assistant, _$2,G_00 to $3,800; customs examiner's aide, $2,300; junior ^'-engineer in. aeronautics; agriculture, ceramics, chemical, -civil," electrical, mining and other lines, $2,000; senior .".scientific aide in pathology, $2,000; physiotherapy aide, ~$1,SO'0; printer-proofreader, $1.32 an hour; soil conserva- rtionist, $3,800, with lesser salaries for assistants; para- £sitologist, $1,400. - r I-Closing-dates for applications for most of those pos-i- £tions-are in March. It there are any prospects In this area rit would be well_to, consult the Civil Service secretary at the -PoSWffice. There.Is nothing In the announcement to indi- "cate political pull is needed. » :~ CHINESE AIIUIEN INVADE JAPAN - ;'At last Chinese ^airmen are giving the Japs a taste of ~the "aerial-bomb medicine" they have been dispensing so rliberally since the beginning of the undeclared war. If £they use. the right strategy It may succeed. During the eWorld War Germany harassed the British by night attacks ;by dirigibles. The Chinese do not have this type of fighting -craft, but it would seem with their limited supply of planes zrthey might resort to night'' aerial barrages, especially -against nearby Formosa. The longer flight to the "main- rlaiul" presents.a more difficult problem. - As this was written there.lay before us dispatches tell- _ing of a fleet of;Chinese -aircraft headed toward Japan rproper and of-alarmff being sounded'in the Mikado's realm. £The wonder_ha"s'_been"_why China did not long ago attempt a "counter aerial offensive against the Japs on their own "ground. The first attempt against Formosa was a success, if killing civilians can be so construed. That is what the Japs have been doing. SOLDIER GRAVES LOOTED OF MARKERS Robbing the dead, usually by digging open their graves to get valuables buried with them, or supposed to have been, ·is looked upon as one of the most repulsive of crimes. Hardly less so is the looting of cemeteries of bronze markers. Arrest of a junk dealer near Pittsburgh is believed by officers to have opened the way to solution of the disappearance of hundreds of markers from Allegheny County Cemetery. Officers say they found a hundred in the junk yard. "A man gave them to me," the prisoner said. Any junk dealer should have sense enough to know better than to buy grave markers. The one who buys is as guilty as the seller. The fact that the markers were removed from soldiers' graves makes the theft the more reprehensible; likewise tbo purchase of them. CONNELLSVILLE AND VICINITY IN PEN AND INK By COLONEL JACK MORANZ t=2.f .DECORKED BY KIHC, VieTbR WAfllUEl. II, TU ftED.OL Or CUEVftUER, O? CR3WU OP iTSLV 1 ifollflN PRflTfeRNPL SOeit-tY COklMELLSVILLE. AMG.EUME .JOSEPH I M^ AMD CxCORlO - ___ '.s«eoE£o.fl'w AS A W *«WH/1* ft *« AS Sto^Kpfe e «?~ ^^K^^T* COflL « Or O WORK CAR A(0 At 16 ;3USIK1SSS WliH fl SOJ? 0= WEN iv. «|S - O=WgMlEE CSOSEW BUS 'rtSS V.1TU UlS UKtlE* l" s JIAUOWM COAL CO. IN «19 rVO SIHSE. («W II' iREIM! tXCHaNoE !XD SfeftAtSUlP AifeMCy H* 1 ^ OPERPhEO PUD OWKED A Nu W3EW. OF CCffl. AWES £U Tvfey cPE^aTEB ftox feYSS.* LftTcR HE WPS xo so' was o AUD SEM.AWlflGS.^. 0= fiRftWn ASJSUoEMftKERS e««l»««N *= B* C? ' f l T i f i) cA ^ ei% WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.--Events n Europe will have no immediate relationship to the United States, but here are lesions of transcendent significance in what has been happening across the seas these last few days. There are probably many surface sist ed on an impossible reparation reasons and many line-spun ,-irfiu- burden, men like Bernard M. mcnts why Britain at the moment, Baruch, head of the economic section decided to establish better relations o { the American peace mission, dc- vith the dictator-ruled countries, but ] dared the debt could never be paid who can doubt that at bottom the | without breaking down the German British people are not ready lor war? nation. Later, Secretary of State When issues that mean war or peace} Hughes said the same thing. But the lave to be settled, the diplomats and American people, impressed by isola- STRENGTH FOR THE DAY liy Earl L. Douglass, D. D. WHEN VISIBILITY IS BEST If you ever t,lood on the seashore when the sun shown brightly, looking out over the waves, you have no doubt obhcrvcd that visibility is better on a cloudy day than on a fair day. One can see further out to sea when the heavens nre overcast than when the sun Is shining In--pain begets resignation: sacrifice brightly. Those who have been through great sorrow almost invariably tcsti- the distant object.'! of life seemed to be while the clouds still covered the bold relief against the horizon. What n strange old world we live brings forth happiness; it is in sorrow that we know God's greatest gift of comfort. Some day we shall fy to the fact that they saw further know why. It Is enough now that we into the purpose of God and under- know this great fact to be true, that stood better upon life's djrk days visibility on cloudy day« is better than upon the sunny days. Always*, than on sunny. All rights reserved--Cab *on Newspaper Sndlcate. As Others Think WOKTII TUB MONEY (Baltimore Sun ) The "cut" which, it is reported. Judge Samuel Rosonmnn will receive from the sale of "The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt" is reckoned at 35 per cent. I£ Judge Roscnman's part In the business had been that of a mere contact man the commission might be described as generous. But Judge Rosenman's job is to edit the collection, and the m;m who edits the public papcis and addresses Franklin D. Roosevelt is clearly en titled to all the trafllc will bear. The editor of such a work has on his shotildcrs the task of making his subject's public thinking appear to be n consistent and progressive entity, proceeding from point to point by logical and reasonably predictable steps. Ke has to make the Franklin D. Roosevelt of September 29, 1D32, who beRncd ;o be assigned the "tiisk of reducing the annual operating expenses of the national government," with the Mr. Roosevelt of subsequent dates. His is the tusk of reconciling the Roosevelt of 1B33, urging cooperation in industry as against, "cutthroat" competition, with the Roosevelt of 1938 breathing fire on the hot trail ot monopoly. lie has also to find some points in common between the Roosevelt of 1033, who sought to raise commodity prices as a means of restoring prosperity, and the Roosevelt of 1038 who attacked monopoly for responding with alacrity to the suggestion of higher prices. All this must have required a lot of editing, and Judge Rosenman is entitled to the congratulations of his contemporaries. He is also entitled to the 35 per cent, and if this commission tends to restore prosperity among editors of public papers and speeches, perhaps the whole nation will participate in the consequent revival of purchasing power. At any rate, the nation will have an opportunity to note the effect of Mr. Roosevelt's public documents when laid end to end. In the Day's News Brief Comment vn Current Event* Her* »nd Thtre, About a year .150 members of The Courier family tiptoed into and out of the homo of their dean, C. B. McCormick, looking for the end nlmost any hour. "We'll never sec Uncle ln K thc Just Folks By EDGAR A. GUEST RAIN" IN WINTER 111 uke my rain In April, when tulips start to Krow, But throuch the month*, of M Inter my preference Is for snow. And could I fix the weather Fd try to Kuar.intce A schedule for the seasons tile way It ought to be. Tls not In vain complaining a minute's time I'd ?.pend. The weather's onr thine mortals can neither mako nor mrnd. Hut winter rains ftre- dreary and when the north winds blow And I'm prepared to face tliem. I'd rather have the snow. Hain brings no touch of beauty -when all the rxrUi Is bare. It takes the ^now to cover the ugliness that's there, rtaln floods the frojrn gardens and strews the Jlltrr deep. But Know /nil* like a blanket where ros« and peony j-lcep. I welcome rain In April, for that betokens But rain In February Is quite a different thine. It holda no pleasant promise to set the And *o v.M!e winter's vote for .--now. ith us I cast cost of dyins by climl- CharJcy back ut his job in the com- postnff room," we said. But he fooled us. He's still with us at 75. Passins the three-quarters of a century milestone was quietly observed at natins to a jjroat extent the expense of the ca-kct when cremation becomes the practice. \Vc were wrong From one engaged in the business o: putting us away we leatn the casket . milestone was quicuy ooservca ai i *'- * "- ""«v ·"- «.*.**· W7«; kuaitv ;, a family dinner--last Saturday. C. must stl11 bo counted in computing MB. is looking forward to "many lhc cost - w * Bought perhaps it more." His hones are ours. too. m '£ ht bo a bronze urn or home rc- Factographs Voluntary limitation in size of American families has been principally responsible for the heavy decline of 24.2 per cent in the U. S. birth rate during the last 10 years, statisticians of a large New York life insurance company believe. Less than three per cent of U, S. children who enter grade school are graduated from college. more." His hopes are ours, too. If every young man who allows his socks lo slump to his shotcops would invest in "garters" haberdashers would have quite a boom in business. Kalamazoo Teachers College co-eds suggest they do it. "It certainly is no pleasure for any girl to view masculine shanks framed between wilted socks and trouscr cuffs," reads n bulletin they posted. "So wear garters." Further advice on the bulletin board: "Shave. Why increase blue Monday with a bluebeard?; mother isn't here to inspect your neck and eais, but your loom- matc will do it for her; burlap sacks ore appropriate for potatoes, but press your trousers; a handkerchief is a necessity." careless. Good advice for the Mention was made in this column yesterday of the possibility of rcduc- ceptacle. Not so, we will be placc as usual in lhc casket, with its costly trappings, and when our kin and friends have taken their final'look casket and all will be consigned to the crematory furnace, hot enougl lo reduce even mctnl to ashes. That's the way it is done now. That's the way it will probably continue to be, we were told. Today i Bv DAVID LAWRENfflE overthrow!), but a proud people can never be vanquished. From our vantage point across the seas, America saw all this and counselled moderation. Even as the allied diplomats at Paris In 1919 in- .he prime ministers know that the world is not ready for another 1914. They know this because peoples are ·cstlcss evcryhero and there can be 10 certainty that a united nation can e maintained behind any modern Battle cry in a democracy. AH over the world, the effects of :he great war are still felt. The memory of sacrifices is still fresh, but, above all, the .knowledge that in economic earthquake took place, 'rom whose convulsions neither Surope nor America has yet recovered, is today the dominant influence lor maintaining the status quo as long as possible. The Vci sailles treaty did not permanently settle the question of tern- torlal ambitions, but merely left open sores which show little signs of heal- ng. It was Woodrow Wilson's dream that the League of Nations would be a continuing peace conference and would, from time to time, revive the peace provisions in the interest of equity and fairness. But the United States killed the influence of the League by refusing to accept any responsibilities under it. Gradually, the League has lost first one and then another sponsor, until today the existing majority in Britain apparently is ready to scuttle the League too. And why not? Safety is to be kept constantly be- foie the employes of the Indian Creek Coal and Coke Compiny at Indian Head by monthly rallies-every second Monday. Along with safe and unsafe practices discussion there will be entcitainment, so that tile meetings will not be borcsomc. Not only the employes but members of their families arc invited. The mining community is to be made safety minded to an even greater degree than has made an accident rate so low that all are proud of it. Japanese women are said to acquire shapeless legs from their habit j of sitting on them. A paper cup with handles-, for use in drinking hot liquids, now is on the market. Lowest Prices--Finest Cars--Largest Selection SPACE PERMITS IJSTISfi 0'TA' A FETV OF THE MANY BARGAINS JX OUR STOCK! 1887 Plymouth Scilan 10,16 DcSoto Airflow Sedan 1988 DeSoto Airstream Sedan 1!)I!0 Plymouth Sedan 1980 Plymouth Coupe 1035 Plymouth Coupe !!:!. Plymouth Conch COMPLETE SERVICING FACILITIES Including Fender nnd Body 3{e]mir Exclusive (Junker State Lubrication I!:!.· P l y m o u t h Sedan J933 DeSoto Coupe 1085 Dodge Sedan J08-1 Dodge Sedan 1081 Plymouth Coupe 1»88 Plymouth Coupe 18S8 Plymouth Sedan 1083 DcSoto Sedan Can Britain alone protect the peace of Europe? Can Britain and France together stand up against the German-Austrian- Halian-Japancse combination, especially since soviet Russia is not to be counted upon to put armies Into the field on the Eastern front? The British Empire and the French Republic have truly been isolated by the dictator-ruled countries. Anthony Eden's argument is on paper .unanswerable, but was this the time for Britain to force a show-down? Obviously not. The British prime minister has a hard course to defend, but he knows the British people do not wish war and that, from across the Atlantic, the ally who helpod win the great war is wrapped up in her own troubles and not a corporal's guard could be mustered in cither House of Congress to support any military or naval measures now looking toward the support of the French and British democracies. It is a tragic truth that the great war, which was, with keen prophetic insight, hailed by President Wilson as a war to "make the world safe for democracy," failed of its objective because, while the Democracies won on the field of battle, they lost when it came to the peace table and the assurance of the fruits of victory. America, by repudiating the League, really repudiated the idea of a world concert to preserve peace. Another old phrase comes to mind --"peace without victory"--uttered by President Wilson in the days when he hoped that the allied countries would see the need of saving Germany from the bleeding process which the extremists in the allied countries were insisting upon. But again the allied diplomats failed. They put a financial burden on Germany in the form of reparations. They took German colonies away They sowed the seeds of Hitlcrism because, as Mr. Wilson predicted, governments, and armies can be tionist and stand-aloof doctrine, did not take an active part in negotiating in the post-war period the steps that might have led to a stronger and more democratic Europe. Instead, the United States, insistence on payment of allied war debts prevented a settlement and contributed no little to the economic breakdown in which even the Hoover moratorium, bitterly criticized by petty politicians, came too late to be of help. There are many Americans who insist we not only should have nothing to do with Europe, because we might become involved in war, but that nothing that happens in Europe can possibly involve us in the war. Unhappily, events are moving so rapidly that we do not know the speed with which the tides ol fascism and dictatorship are sweeping across boundaries, stirring up political as well as economic strife. South America and Mexico will become fertile fields for this revolutionary doctrine, and perhaps even our own country will, too. True pacifism Is a doctrine that sincerely seeks to avert war. Unintelligent pacifism is a doctrine which seeks to embarrass a government that takes a firm position in the hope of averting war. At the moment, pacifism rules the Democracies while the dictator-countries march on to conquest over their softer and more timid neighbors. The key to the future lies in whether the British Empire can, by these challenges, be goaded into war and whether, when war comes, the American people will find out that what they thought was a remote contingency actually involves them in a struggle for self- defense. Money Loaned ON YOUR AUTOMOBILE UNPAID BALANCES RE-FINANCED $25 to $300 nj lw J\f\J Call or See Us If You Need Money For Any Emergency Moderate Repayment's Fayette Loan Co. 510 Title Trust Co. Bldg, Connellsville, Pn. Telephones 244-866 BONDED TO THE STATE Prompt, Courteous, Convenient Service 103 housewive* proved the amazing fenturci of Wcstinghousc Ranges! Test records cover 3 months; cooking 3 full fnmily meals a day. They proved that electric heat is clean heat...that Wcstinghouse Ranges arc super-cosy to keep clenn; save hour* of tedious work ... thnt favorite foods taste better ... that "one couldn't oak for more ·peed." Complete reporU now on file here. Rend these records. 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