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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 12

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, February 24, 1938
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PAOE FOUR. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNBLLSVILLE. PA. FRIDAY, MARCH 4, IflSS. (Smtrar FHE COURIER. COMPANY . James J. Driscoll R. A. Donegan Walter S. Stimmcl James M. Driscoll -- r J. Wylie Driscoll . ^ . ,,.,,. Publisher -President and General Manager . Secretary and Treasurer __ Editor Associate Editor Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF j 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. Entered as second class matter at the Postoflicc, Connellsvllle, Pa. FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 4, 1038 -- DRIVE A BE'i'TEIt CAR AT SaiAM, COST · Beginning tomorrow automobile dealers or Connclls- ville and other Fayette .county localities will .join with .dealers' throughout 'the country in making National Used Car Exchange Week such a success in the sales created by the publicity that goes with the observance that.the motor industry will be started on its way back toward normal. · The excess of used cars that clutter the premises of dealers is a leading factor in retarding the sales of new machines. The effect extends back to the great automobile plants of the country where thousands upon thousands of '^employes have'been." laid oft "because p£_thc slackened de- inand forrnew cars/··::·.--··,..,.· , J ..v'·-.- · "No better "contribution can be made to business revival" than a healthy used car business in the next seven days, 'in the opinion of E. M. Lied of the National Automobile Dealers Association. There is little need for Jlr. Ijed's urging the dealers of the country to join in the 'movement. They are ready to participate to the best of ·their ability."Trade in your out-of-date car for a better one" is to be the slogan. This region has a liberal share of the 11 million machines that have been on the highways for seven years or more and which would better be junked. Many of them are a hazard not only to the" owners and their families but to the public at large. . The aim is to get rid of a large percentage of Ihem^ 4 Local dealers have hundreds of newer iisecl cars that have been put in fine condition and tha;t will be sold at reasonable prices, with liberal trade allowances. The opportunity is here for that many hundred motorists to better themselves. Mayor. Ira D. Younkin has joined, in .the crusade by issuing a,proclamation "which appears elsewhere today urging cooperation, not'only in the interest of "driving'a better car" but of getting the industry back on its feet. . THE PRESS AXD DEFJlESSIOJf 3TEVTS The president 6f-the General Tire and Rubber Company, William F. O'Nell, accuses newspapers of giving false impressions o£ actual business conditions of the country. He says the papers in their attempt to build circulation give much front-page space to news detrimental to business which, he says, is- "shot out. by people who don't know what they're talking about." He charges the press with printing misleading and' untrue pictures of business, economic and labor situations on the front page while corrective advertising is carried on the "much less widely read inside pages." Then he takes much of the wind out of his own sails by naming as one source of the "don't know" Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr. Naturally when a man of the calibre and position of Mr. Morgenthau says, if he did say it, that "the public soon .will be able to buy tires at the prices the Government pays," It might be considered-front pago news. Then he criticizes the press for quoting Secretary of Labor Perkins as saying that automatic machinery has thrown people out of work. Naturally, one would say, the more automatic machinery, the fewer persons needed to operate a plant. In his final slam he blames the newspapers for the crash. He charges the depression "has been created by the hokum on the front "pages of the newspapers; that business is not as bad as the newspapers say it is." * Jir. O'Xeil is about the'first one to level such a charge. Even the President hasn't gone that far.- Evidently he never ran a newspaper. Perhaps he never was inside a plant. He certainly'does-not know to what extent the papers KO to keep in the background news that would have a depresslng'effect on business. He evidently doesn't know how much rather any, newspaper would print some- · thing to hel[). He does not seem to know that the welfare of business at large and that of newspapers go hand i:i hand. . . . V100DS SCOUJIGE CALIFORNIA The land of sunshine-^tho region about Los Angeles-has been transformed by floods rushing from-.the. nearby mountain slopes into an area of devastation and horror. The catastrophe is the worst the Pacific coast has suffered since the San Francisco earthquake. Incessant rains for days have -put streams ordinarily nearly dry far out of their banks. More than 150 are de_ad. Many.arc believed to have been'carried out to sea" on. the crests of swollen streams. Property damage estimates, which may be reduced when the hysteria that goes with a major catastrophe subsides, run to $25,000,000. Thousands of families driven from their homes. The Red Cross in action. All of which serves to call attention. to~the vulnerability of any section of Mother Earth to attack by the elements. Florida has its hurricane's. The plains states their, dust storms: The northern tier its extreme cold. The Atlantic seaboard its battering attacks by storms from Old Ocean. Here and there, at any place, tornadoes. Western Pennsylvania, as part of the great Mississippi basin, its floods. Whether it be drouths,'floods, tornadoes, extremes of cold and heat, we of Pennsylvania suffer as little inconvenience from the elements as anywhere in the world. A line place to live. Perhaps freer of assaults by Nature than most sections. We of Connellsville and Fayette county have a part in succoring stricken California. Every time we subscribe to the American Red Cross fund we are preparing to lend aid wherever disaster strikes. It is so now In Los Angeles and environs. AKSOX RACKET BEIXG SMASHED The scientifically trained detective has halted the "arson hurricane" which once razed annually a liundred million dollars worth of property in the United States, says Henry jr. Robinson in Rotary Magazine. Mr. Robinson is regarded as an authority when it comes to discussing science versus crime. Resorting to scientific study of the tactics of arsonites, special investigators in the largest cities from New York to Los Angeles-have succeeded in breaking up the rings and have sent scores to prison. For instance Mr. Robinson cites nine millions lopped off the annual loss in "Chicago alone. Today the man who risks setting a fire "is either a fool or a maniac." Before the underwriters pay the claim tho fire is subjected to scientific sti"ly. Another racket on the way 0.11. ittcr. It is remarkable how omc people endure NO DIFFERENCE HOW YOU FEEL Trouble makes iis either better or situation, look out. Starting out as I «j" wjn grow quickly into "I"; bc- tv courageously ginning in a little assertion of self, omc people endure trouble. A it will end up at last the slant of voman told me] recently how 20 ·ears ago she had lost a son in nanncr indescribably tragic. Cc: ainly no one would know what burden she has borne all these yea !hq is cheerful, eager to help othe: ·csourccful in every variety Christian service. The words "better" and "bitter" diiTer .only in one letter, but it is significant that the one letter is "i." 'Better" becomes "bitter" when the of what this sorrow means to some otter "i" crowds out the letter "e." one else. Above all, think of it in That michievous little- letter 'i" .-terms "of a loving God who in the causes no end of trouble in life.- cross has shown that He shares our When "i" crowds itself into any sorrows. All rffihta reserved--Bab son Newspaper Syndicate. STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Karl L. Douglass, D. D. selfishness which rules our every mood. When people think of tl\cir troubles in terms of self, of how much it is hurting ,them, then the letter "i" gradually wins out and a sorrowful expcriencc.leaves them bitter. Keep yourself out of your sorrow. Say repeatedly to yourself that it makes no difference how you feel about it or how It affects you. Think D A Y A T C A P I T A L A S I N T E R P R E T E D BY DAVID LAURENCE j By DAVD LAWRENCE. WASHINGTON, Harl 4.--Candor setwcen the While House and the j American people is an essential not In the Day's News Brief Comment un Current Events Hero and There. Just where arc the revenues from the President's magazine writing, which started this week, and the newspaper syndicate material that is x be forthcoming--Just where--arc :hcy to CO? Not to charity, the White House some time ago told a syndicate. Not to the President, reads a later announcement. Then where? David Lawrence's article on this page today deals with the situation. Tom Kennedy has broken his "silence" by letting it be known, to the press associations, that he will be candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor. That had been cxpccUd, but there was a lingering hope in the camp of the Stale bosses that he might not be. So there will probably be Jones and Marfliottl and Kennedy in the rnce, with a possibility some others may want the honor. The more friction they can develop, the more hope for the Republican nominee. The Soviet "purge" trial at Moscow Rrows apace. A defendant has admitted be was party to a plot to Mil Stalin. That perhaps seals his fate at the hands of a firing squad. Another who had previously pleaded guilty and then repudiated his confession hns startled the purge by reversing himself and admitting the charge against him is true. He might as well have stuck to his original story. A lot of people in other parts of the world, including Uncle Sam's domain, would have had no regrets had n plot against the dictator succeeded, felony. This is not promoting It is just stating a fact. A new dog catcher is on the job in the city. There's plenty of work cut out for him if IxS applies himself to it. The individual is D. J. Schio- vani, whose friends have labeled him "Dundee." Rather an odd name for one of his nationality. The basement of City Hall has been converted into a pound. The population is growing. Calling attention to the new official, Chief of Police Andrew W. Thomas also points out that the law plainly slates his duties "to kill any dog which docs not bear a proper license tag and is found running at large" and "to seize and detain any dog" which does bear a tag nnd Is at large. The owner of n licensed dog may reclaim it within 10 days. The whole law was quoted on Page Five of The Courier Wednesday, in case you have not already read it. Lorctta Mnlloy of Cleveland has hiccoughed 425,000 times in the last 15 months. Nobody counted the number. Somebody did compute it at the rate of one every "15 to 20 seconds." Every suggested remedy has been tried, to no effect. The iuilcrer has ralher got used to the ordeal. "Anybody can after 15 months," she remarked. A.tide from the annoyance, the only visible effect has been a IC-pound falling off in weight, which might become serious if it continues. Just Folks Br EDGAH A. GUEST PORTRAIT That plcturo of him near the stairway landing. The one where every wrinkle plainly shows. Caught fomclhliiK of his deplh of under' standing. You sec, in ILTc he'd never learned to pose. There him. Vou felt the truth bcikl tenderness always about you when he Never cave you any cauve to doubt 1 him. He knew the proper moment for a Joke. There, w.«% a warmth about his. Mm Krcctlnt;. HJ.i welcome imd the weight of h Bold. As If 'twere houls not bodies he i meeting. Ho understood the speech of young and old. He chuckled when some failure we rein ted And told how he had blundered years a/;o. "Mistakes," -.iid ho. "nru {.pecdHy out dalcci." And that was. very comforting to know. He'd rifled alJ the 111-: and cares which fret w; Knew which to pity; which t^ t.n flway, Bnck to the str.iicht wide road lie'd At one returns n child who's gone astray. Factographs Climate is produced basicnlly by the sun, manufactured in the atmosphere, and extensively distributed 1) the ocean. As Others Think BACK TO OXCART DAI'S (Spokesman-Review, Spokane.) We are in an era of tricky false labelling of political doctrines and acts. Reactionary policies, "throwbacks" some of them to tho Middle ARCS, are touted, under false labels of "reform" and "progress." Take, for instance, the revival of toll roads and toll bridges. The Washington Legislature at the lasl session, set up a complicated state "toll bridge authority," and already two huge projects have been born of it--one to tunnel under a mountain and bridge Lake Washington at Seattle, the other to bridge the Narrows across Puget Sound at Tacoma ilthough it had been boasted at previous sessions of the legislature that toll bridges were back numbers nnd it was the policy of the state to buy them and make them free to public trnflic. Now there is agitation at the National Capital (the President is flirt- Ing with it) for a system of transcontinental "superhighways" to cost, it is said, about $8,000,000,000, and to travel upon which the people wouk be required to pay tolls. "Horse nnd buggy days?". That would be returning to oxcart dsys to the era of the pack train and the freight wagons. Seventy or 80 years ugo the Paclflc Northwest was checkered with toll roads, toll bridges, an. toll ferries. Even 50 years ago traffic from the inland empire had to pay tolls for moving from the Interior, to Portland. The first bridges across the Spokane river were toll bridges The first bridges over Snake River the Columbia, and tha Willlamcttc were toll bridges. The Nation is being deceived by tricky labels and raids on the public treasury under a pretense thai neither the state nor the Fcdcra: Government will pay for them. Yc nothing is more certain than tha construction of these projects, state nnd national, would be followed by a powerful, persistent campaign to unload them on the Government. Stray Thoughts By s. M.'DEHUFP After inspecting the local 'phone exchange from cellar to attic, I'm no only tickled with the result of my voice screen test, but also have a more kindly feeling for the "number please' la-raies. Joe Louis quit sniping and sharpshooting and went back to bombing. Motorists should be advised that holes in the red do way out on Race street, are filled ij but the Noah's Ark open troUe switch and three-foot ditch linger on After downing a sample shot or two of blended Guflcy-Lawrcncc-Earl- Ncw Dcnl-4-ycar-old, a lot of old time Pennsylvania Democrat politica drinkers like myself, would welcom a double-header -of 40-year-Quay- Penrose-Varc-bottled-in-bond. I'm told that in nine c;isos out of ten, the girl sets all the better of a b'.lnd date. "Professional jealousy" is n terrible thin«, that's why I'm hoping an employe of a local bank won't tcl Walter, Jimmy, John, Wally or Mss K., that this column is the first thing his Pittsburgh relative looks for in her copy of the Courier. Why no swop the contemplated Grandviow avenuo Improvement for a new Yough bridge? "I added my own and my wile's ages, multiplied tha by tho number of our kids, divided that by the number of teeth I n left, subtracted my social security number from that, and put a dime on the last three figures," which, course, js not exactly the way a fellow explained his "numbers" hit los Thursday, but the story he did tell was equally as ridiculous. Jt I vvci running for oflke, I could .-ount on a vote from the live-year old Rocc street kid I gave the sled to Saturday. Smashing store windows i: Dunbar's latest outdoor pastime Gazing at 1938 New Dc;\l primary horizons in Kentucky, Indiana, Florida and California, it's plain to b. seen why Roosevelt "needs Joe Guf- fcy in the Senate." What local pub lie oflicc holder Is one of "Pop-Eye the Sailor's" most ardent admirers' If you ever eat in that dimly-lighted Pittsburgh "Cafe Pagoda, House o the Seven Gods," with its yellow blousc'd and green pantelette-cl dark haired American waitresses, I'm in a position to tell you that the cashle: and sole owner of the place is a 23- old Chinese lass, cute enough looking to make you want to take up arm against the Japs. Then- are les: provocative things in this life than breaking the cellophane wrapper o a loaf of bread. Toy trains, eh? down in that Pittsburgh store, when anyone of those tiny locomotives coulc hr.ul a 150-pound man were it jx^s ible for him to climb aboard, but Krand display anyhow. Let's so to press. of New Jersey. This is due to effects I of the Gulf Stream and warm south- winds which blow over western Europe. If current death rates in the United States can be taken as a criterion, men, not women, arc the weaker sc.x. ! · At Sdnt.i Clara, Cal., .-evcral l.ngc KiiRland, in the latitude of Labra- oil derricks pump streams of "black ; dor, n.i" ,i IrmiH-ratuic to lint I co'rf" out of tho nre?jn licrt cnt but to the only to good governrr maintenance of a democracy. If the White House in any wi people and they lose y misleads the confidence, a tragedy ensues In which both government and the peqple suffer. This is said apropos of the announcement that "not a. penny of the money" earned by the President in connection with the sale of his writings by newspaper syndicates or magazines will go into his own pocket. This announcement is In itself gratifying, and anybody who received cither from this correspondent or anybody else tho impression that Mr. Roosevelt- was trying to make personal profits should erase that impression from his mind and regard it as non-existent. 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