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1 A t J B FOUR THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA SATURDAY, MARCH 11, J.93D iatlg (Shmrar THE COURIER COMPANY James J Driscoll R A Donegan Walter S Stjmmel James M Dnscoll J \\yliG Dnscoll _ _ . _ _ .. _ Publi'lhers . .. President and General MarJage- Secretary and Treasurer Editor Associate Edi or Advertising and Business MaFager MEMBER OF Audit Bureau ol Circulations Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers* Association Bureau of Advertising, A N P A Soived by United Pi ess and International Isows Scivice SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy, 50 cents per month, $5 per year, or $250 lor six months by mail if pa*d in advance, 22 cents per week by carrier Entered as second class matter at the Postoffice, Connellsvule, Pa SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 11 1939 IF THE SPANISH WAR COMES OUT AS SOME OTHERS HAVE! THE AILESG aCtLlv IXDUSIKY The millc industry is suffering fiom something that has not yet been fully diagnosed but which contains the geims o£ unethical practices and the demands of union labor That much is known, sccoidmg to one of -\\ide e\- peiience, Vvaltei S Anderbon of Ebensbuig, who discussed the subject, largely fiom the produce! s 1 viewpoint, at the city-faim dinner here Thursday night Being a dairyman with a considerable herd--65 cows--Mr Andeison, who has been in the business all his life, knows whereof he speaks Sti.ict enforcement of provisions of the legulatory statute now on the books should remove the first obstacle to pioflt making. The labor situation is moie complicated and not subject to legislative contiol But both -\\ill have to be disposed of, in the opinion of Mi Anderson, if the farmers engaged in dan ing are not to get a "woise licking" than they have alieady suffered Cooperation among the pioduccrs vull help There must also be some housecleaning at llariisburg, if accusations of the Ebensburg pioducer aie tiue He contends peisons having Jio knowledge of cattle heids and dairies aie put on the public payioll as inspectors The icgulatioufa permit reciuiting ot city boys who never saw a cow lather than those ·who have giown np on the farm However, there may be many qualified officials among the city bred 310VIE AUDIENCES AND PATRIOTISM An observer of the i eaction of motion picture audiences to a patriotic suggestion invites attention to something that has been, noted by hundreds, peihaps thousands, here this week--Ameiicanism Week It is that invariably there has been lack of response to the Invitation coming through the movie voice to join in singing of "The Star Spangled Banner " Audiences did respond to the film invitation to rise dur-ng the singing of the National anthem, but the observer --a mimstei--commented on the lack of spontaneity People looked about to see if othezs ·sere on their feet But as a rule they listened in silence to the mechanical lotce carrying the words and music of the anthem Failure to sing could not be considered an indication of lack of patriotism Had there been a leader down front each time the voice came from behind the screen it is probable the audience would have Jomed heartily. There should be no need, however, of a leader to induce people to respect the National hymn by rising or the flag by uncovering their heads as it is carried in a procession. INSPIRATION FROM A TREE "Only Goct can make a tree" runs a familiar song A lot of people don't stop to think that is true--that it takes many, many years for one to grow Few of the original tiees that once studded the residential sections of Connells- ·ville and many cities and towns remain, though others ha^e since been planted in their places In building their homes the people chopped down what were once monarchy of the forest, some a hundred or two hundred years or more in growing--things of beauty that the millionaire who can afford the acreage for a home expends laige sums m saving from destruction, and that many an average home owner hight have A New York dispatch relates that "they planted a tree Ust (Wednesday) night in Fifth avenue before a local citizenry as popeyed as the hmterlanders who sunburn, their tonsils counting the stories in big buildings " Pretty much overdrawn as to the aural folks but a re\elation to many a I\evv Yoiker wao seldom has the opportunity to see anything from the woods The tree, a 45-year-old elm 25 feet high, set in the sidewalk, was the idea of the Rockefelleis who thought the 2 j.OOO people employed in the Rockefeller Center and the quartei ot a million who go into and out of the building daily besides should have the opportunity to see one--and get just a little inspiration from his closei contact with Mother Nature COLLEGE EHROIiLMETVY GKOWS The slow emergence from the depress'on piobably has affected the enrollment in colleges ot Pennsylvania but it lias not halted it by any means New students in the 58 accredited liberal arts institutions of the State for 1939 increased 2,000 over 1938, according to Dr Henry Klonower, director of teacher education and certification in the Department of Public Education Registrations of full-time students during the cuirent year in the colleges referred to numbered 52,549, as against 50,^8 in 19S8 They lange all the way from 31 m the smallest school, Dropsie College, Philadelphia, to 7,209 at the University of Pennsylvania In the Quaker City Our neaiby Pitt has 5,108 and Penn State, 6 404 These and Temple with 5,346, aie the leading one? Only eight of the 58 suffeied leductions from last year \mong them are Pitt, with two less, and Duquesne, Pittsburgh, with a falling off of 32. It must be remembered that 193S was the year that felt the full effect of the second depression in its early months, the slump liaving carried over from the so called "recession" which began in the summer of 1937 It is a flue commentary on education that theie ^ere not worse losses the curient year because of the lessened incomes for the period dining which picvision must have been made foi TROLLEY CAR BECOMING HISTOR1 liolley soiute on, mteiuiban lines IE, on the ^ay out it is gning piace to buses which can be opeiated at lesser cost and which die not affected by i itemiptions of electnc iiuient It may be some jears, but probably not many, before the tiollej cars disappeaa altogethei from our stieets That is tho consensus of opinion ol peisons v.ho are be- he-ved to know. Some time ago the \\est Penu Railways, Company substituted buses lor its trolley cais from Mount Pleasant to Tazr Now conies the infoimation that buses -will leplace the electric caio between Scottdale and Gieensbmg by way of Aherton Tint, will be accomplished as boon as pernns- bion i^ gianted by the Public Utilitj Commission without w h i c h the change cannot be made Theie is no doubt this nill be foithcomiug NEWS BEHIN THB STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L Douglass, D D AMERICA'S LATEST FAD Babson. Says Security Program Must Be Changed ARE "VVE EVER BEYOND REPENTANCE 0 WASHINGTON Mtr 11--A sharp isp m the brcathing spell v*as not ceable recentlv As Messrs Roosevelt, HopKJis Morgenthau and all ofiicialaom exhaled good vail to business la=t Tuesday, then Senate Leader Baik- ley lilted his large foot and v,hen he put it dowii he found it squarely in the rcspnatorj arrangement Barkley presorted an amendment to the airp 1 ane building bill barring any business firm from participating m any IS itiondl defense contracts if it va* interacting u i t h labor union organization Th s sounded like a good idea Certainly no one is opposed to union organization Barkley did not say so, but the inside story is he got the idea from CIO s John Lewis and Leu is got it f r om one o' his less astute advisers At any rate It begin to be ipparont immediately that no one had voted "very much thought to it The oversight came to a climax d ys later v.hen Army ard Navy authorities hastened to the Capitol, -with clippers and an o\gen tank, to deliver the National defense program --as they put it privately--from John Lev, is and to restore a normal "business pulse Does a man ever get to the place where he can t -epenr Yes The Bible speaks about such men Esau uas ore Saul ·was another, Judas evidently v us another Their inability to repert did not come trom the fact that they did not h*ue the power ta repent but that thtj had built up in their livei, such a de\otion to stn that repentance was the last th ng they ca*xd aVout Sometimes people v. oo a-dent- 1\ wint to repent of their sins belle\ e that they lack the po\ tr o repent and therefore arc doo "led *o a life ot jTipenitenco and condemnation But this ot course is ivrong Anyone who v,ants to repent can repent The fact tha 4 one stil 1 \\ inij to repent shows that the capacity js still there, more or leis eiger to be used 7 he peopie u h o can t re- p*»nt are the people v. ho hax e sinned themselves into indifference, hardness, unbelief, cynicism and I tite until they love these things better than goodness and would not think of exchanging them for the righteous things of God The inability to repent is the list cordetrnation passed upon sin When men turn a deaf ear to the \oice of God and consis- tcntlv refuse to pay unj a^tent on to Him God takes them at their word and le-uts them morally de if dumb, and blind in then impenitence A 1 rights reser\ct]--Babson Newspaper S\ndicatc SIDELIGHTS One senate 1 - pointed out immediately to Barkley in the debate, that the amendncnt failed *o say who would dec de whether a business firm had beei interfering with labor Apparently Barkley and h 5 coauthors Ind ne\er thought of that (o- lud nssumed it Vvou d be the CIO coitio led Nitional Labor Relations Board ) So he ngreed to make the Sec etary of War the arbiter But, another senator pointed out, the amendment referred to the Navy as well and the War Depait-nent could rot be passing on nival contracts So Ba-kley decided to let the arbiter be the head of the de- partrrent awarding the contract ' A third senator indicated he caught the faint odor of other mice in the idea, but the amendment \vas adopted without a contesting vote, and sent to a conference v.ith the House Army and Na\y authorities are ( not socially conscious, but they generally know how to keep their powder d-y When they heard about it, the other mice began to appear Their lawjers said the proposal meant a contract might not be let to a concern agairst which any charge has been filed \\ilh NLHB Whether the company was innocent did not matter It could not presumably get a Govenment contract until officially adjudged innocent, \vh ch night he months after the bids ueie a w n d e d To them it ""ooKcd like the oM Walsh-Healv act all over again, only more so Specifically Douglas \irc~jtt, which produces some ot the best bomteis, nas been having some labor troubles The amendment would appd ently 1 eep tile Army fiom get- t» s Doug] is bombers at this moment i t !id the Aimy-Na\y lawyers Although he discouraged it when approached b% tho^o interested m M promoting him for tne position, it is learned here that Bcla B Smith, f.o~- mcr supenntendert of schools in this citv and nou. holding a similar position at Kingston is among those persons being ad\ inced for appointment as superintendent of the State Department of Pub 1 ic Instruction Governor James Is reported as fa\or- mg a business man a stand creating ; ome objection in educational circles Mr Smith Is not onlv an educator but his record for business administration In the ci v schools--which sa\\ the district through the depression without a shortage of funds--stamps him as acceptable on that basis also It is known thrft Mr Smith would not paiticularly caie to leave Kms- "ton w h c i e he is completing an excellent first-year job and that he lent no encouragement to friends of political influence \vl en thej broached the sJbjec* Nevertheless a wide circle of 'nends here believe that even the consideration being accorded h m as a possible candidate !·* a tribute to his record He would undoubtedly gam endorsement of schoolmen from all over the S'afe House Republicans did lot go through \vith their promise to espouse the Byt d i eorgdmzat on p'an because the Virginia senator pnvate- ly lequested them not to Seme Virginia congressmen had already pledged themselves to supper., the coTipiomise Dill before thej knew Byrd would have one Ho springs near the bcachcb make it possible to bathe in the «ea in some poiU of Iceland Another former ConnoIlsvilUan i also in the State picture He is Dt Samuel Howard Williams of the bm \ersily of Pittsburgl , a graduate 01 Connellsv He High School and a student of M- Smith when the latter was a member of the teaching staff here in his early days They are waim friends and it would be a gratification to either to see the other become Educator No 1 in Pennsylvania Lncle Charley McCormick places a ot of faith in the meadow lark as larbmsei of spring One was smg- ng gaily in tiic tices in the rear of us home it Poplar Giove yesterday :0nsiderabl ihead of the usual time Remember spring does not be- :m olicnily until March 21 Even :hen ord nan % , v e moy expect snow and sleet -md mountim storms For tvvo weeks or mere song spar- rov,s have been flitting about, singing Bluebirds have made their appearance Cardinals, which spend the winter v, ilh us, are joining the chorus of song Robins have beer here much longer Sometimes thej stay all winter ThLse are not the onlv signs the vernal equinox is a f hand Buds are bursting Sug ir ijjp is running Las Sund iy was pronounced by a Somerset grov e ov. ner as exceptionally good Dande ion has reached the eating stage Lute the flowers which push up th ough the Arctic snow, a shown 11 pictures here at the Izaak Walton barquet, vegetation ]ustcan be held buck *nd, lest we forget frogs are singing even though they *nay idler have tc peer through glass By ROGER. W BABSON PALM BEACH, Fla, Mar. 11--In- turance and "guarantees" are the atest American fid The demand 'or old age pensions for a "guaran- eed" Wdge, lor unerrplojment in- sura ice, foi fixed prices, and the i ke means that ica has come of age Our pioneeing days : are over Instead of pusmng on to new frontiers, out people are clamoring for stability md security No matter how much i we endorse and undei write our own futuies however, we will find that the only real security is character To want secuuty is the most natural of human desires To believe, however, that security can be accomplished by simply insuring every phase of human activity is tragic A security program is only as strong as the cha icter of its administrators and the adequacy of its reserves Moieover, history teaches that government insurance is not worth the paper it is written on when based on a flat rate from which everyone benefits equally, irrespective of chaiac- ter Consumer Eventually Pays Take tho social security program, for example Under its provisions employers are now taxed one pel cent ot their payrolls and employes are contributing a like amount In addiaon, employers are paying (hiee per cent for unemployment insurance These ta-ces are scheduled to inc-ease until 1949 when employers will be paying art per cent and em- ployes three per cent, or more This will rep-esent a six per cent excise tax on employers' payrolls and tbree per cent income tax on every gainfully employed worker Naturally, this nine per cent tax must be added to the cost of goods Therefore it will eventually be piid --as all taxes are--by the consumer The current live per cent tax is already ,1 big factor in living costs It is handicapping thrifty people in saving something for themselves Now, a movement is on foot to put across a national health insurance rogram which would take another iree per cent payroll tax It so be added to -be cost o£ goods If nacted, it will boost the total tax on ages to twelve per cent Reserve Fund "Myth ' These Social Security taxes alone ·e no v giving tre Government bout $1,000 000,000 a year of new pending money This is the annua' outributjon of millions of individu- s to the trust f Jnd which js sup- osed to provide them with a month- f income in their old age The unds, however are bemg used for urrent public expenses Is one ent be ng set aside for the luturs' If the Social Security sj stem is no hanged, I doubt very much if the oung people of twenty to thirty ears of age will ever receive any enefit from it When thezr time ar- .ves to get their $40, 550 or $60 lonthly govenrrrent check, it may ot even buy a pair of shoes or oast of beef! The Townsead Plan n some icasonable basis, is far sof- It at least ' pays-as-it-gocs 1 ven though it, too, may increase rices tremendously' 482 ficw Taxes Despi'e the swiftly running stream f rev cnues pouring into Washington ill eyes are focussed on new lossibilities Never before in our istory has the Government collected s much money as it is now doing lorcover, it is spending every cent f it, jicludmg the money collected or the Social Security trust fund, nd it is still paying onl half its ,ills Meanwhile, largely to pay for ew "social" programs state govern- nents are considering 482 new Henses and taxes If the security Uend continues, the taxes necessary 0 pay for our "security" and "m- ;urance programs may amount to 1 practical confiscation of every m- div idual's \\ ages' Fundamentally, the only real security is high spiritual and intellec- .ual character Industiy, honesty, .hntt ability, courage, and kindness are tnose vital factois which make any security program click Eliminate these qualities and insurance of any kind is useless The government is simply the organization of people The moral fibre of the government reflects the moral flbre of -he people If the people do not have strong character, then governmen insurance and secur ijy are useless Security \s (Liberty I believe that ihij worthy aged should be taken caip of liberally 1 believe in a nitionaft health program and insurance against the cost ci emeigency smgical operations which now aie lobbing good people of men savings I, however, believe tncse icnefits should be used for deseiving itrzens rnd not parsed out fay poli- icians to get votes fiom "Tom, Dick, and Hairy"' In summing up this whole subject 'alher Feeley of the University o' Ian Fiancisco recently said ' I am onvmced that we cannot have complete economic security without de- itroymg personal liberty 1 ' In this :onnection, I ask readeis the follovv- ng question Where would you jath- er live 9 In tne A nenca of toaay Afhere thei e is liberty for all but not security for all, 01 in 'he Germany of today w icre there is alleged security for all, but liberty for none 11 Councilman P H Beigh'ey, member of the Hotary Club, made a striking statement Thursday in introducing Will an- G Davis Rotanan and suoerm^ndent ot schools, as the speaker of the Rotary luncheon Said he "This country o£ ours is big, stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific and fiom Canada to the Gulf, but it is not big enough foi mo^e *han tu o isms- pa tiiotism" -Americanism and The raudi-discasscd question ot v, 01 king \vi es in public jobs went before the Massachusetts court but f ailed to get an official answer as the jurists washed their hands of the dispute An immediate decision was in the hands of a legislative committee considei ing measures to bai from public positions any married women \\hose husbands earn enougn to support tl em buu the supreme couit of the Bay States action in finding that the issue was 'beond the leach o f | the judicial} made it possible foi Fede a^ and state subcuv =ions to oust or t e t a i n Vvoiking v»wes as tl e v. ibh BASEBALL FOR A CENTURY A hundred years oE baseball 1 Thats century complete Ot single^ and of J omcrs clouds of dus and 1'ying feet Of thrilling shoe string catches a id dar ing stops and throws And thobc hours of rcil excitcmen which the sport of spor.s bestows That s one hundred gtor ous seasons of doors from spiJng to fall Filled with national devotion to th giandest game o£ all A hu idred years of baseba I t That s on lifetime dtid a JiirJ / Of battles uaged foi glory wheie b oodshed ha:s occurred That b a century on the diamond ir th bleachers and the btandb One tundred first ball tossers ancl · knows hem miny ba id^? Who could all the uncles Tunorala those opening days iccall As v\mbol ot our worship of th g andcst game of alt A t,entury of biseball Mdj the sport g on and on Will no end o itj, cnchinlmcnt t i l t 1 flril pc i unit, u o n 1 May the season btau n April and th crowds, t u t n ou* to ctcer For tho future Cobbs and Keelers and S wild as they appear! May the -\ears repeat the gladness tha was mine when I uas small May the boj hood of the ages share th grandest game o' all Cheese Headquarters! HAGAN'S NEW DAIRY STORE Stray Thoughts By S M. DeHUFP Chances are the dentists v.on*t like me for this, but a fellow tells me that according to an ojd saying, i£ you trim your fingeina^s on a Pnday (t think that's the daj) you 11 neve, be trouoled wjth toothache A classy iwo-bit April monthly magazine carries a swell story about a Baltimoio Ohio fast fieight train which passes thiough our town at S 50 A M daily Add Annette Kel'erman, shapely and beautiful Australian high diviig sens-rtion. o£ not so many years ago, to that list of forgotten folks Couldn't help but admire, snd marvel at, the spr ghtly youthful stride and all-around appearance of robust health of John D Shernck, East Washington avenue, as he strode by my place o£ labor few days ago Could it possibly be fear of something or other that keeps three otherwise very friendly members of i local newspaper business office staff froTi committing themselves on any curient happen ng or event in m hearing 1 Wouldn't surprise me one bit to see a soft dunk concern, famous for its ad%ertismg, grab off the rights to d splay its product in our State liciuor stores abandoned \\ in- dows Big laughing, youthful, hap- PJ, joyful and carefree Harry Sheppard, a former local boy, now seeing to it that passengers get on the right tram in a Pittsburgh railroad terminal depot Let's go to press Facfographs There are now 32 women attorneys on the legal start of the United States Department of Justice One single full-grown tree in an orchard requnes over 100 gallons of water m a day DAVIDSON'S WeieJamous for fashions that spotlight you 1 See 1] e pick ot Spring's smartest clothes, here all "do things' for you Moderately priced Navy Sheers 1095 "Meet Me at Davidson's" R I IS S T R I C T L Y MODERN There's nothing old-fashioned about looking ahead and planning for the future. That is why thrift will never be out of date. For greater enjoyment today, and tomorrow, live well within jour income and deposit the balance in an account at this bank Connellsville Pa. Ifomlior Vcdi-ial Deposit Jnsunnice Corporation.

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