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LAST EDITION The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. RICE . 26, NO. 06. The Weekly Courier. Founded July 17. 1879. Tho D4ily Courier. Founded November 10. 1002. McrKcd. July 18, 1023 CONN13LLSVILLE, PA., FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 23, 193S. SIXTEEN PAGES. GUFFEY BOWS OUT; JONES IS CANDIDATE Lawrence Scores Victory In Democrat Leadership Fight. F. R. SAYS HE NEEDS SENATOR By ROSS DOWNING United Press Staff Correspondent. HARRISBURG, Feb. 25.--Democratic Chairman David L. Lawrence won his fight today with U. S. Senator Joseph F. Guffey for party leadership in Pennsylvania and Charles Alvin Jones, Pittsburgh attorney, "stuck" as Jhe slated gubernatorial candidate. An executive mansion conference, ending at 3 A. M., brought final agreement on Jones and these other candidates for State-wide offices: Governor George H. Earlc, for U. S. Senator; State Senator Leo C. Mundy, Wilkes-Barre, for Lieutenant Governor, and Internal Affairs Secretary Thomas A. Logue for re- nomination. . They were to be endorsed formally for the May 17 primary at this afternoon's session of the Stale Committee. This ticket was proposed by Lawrence last week. It won support of Mathew H. McCIoskey and John B. Kelly, Philadelphia leaders. Senator Guffey objected to Jones as did J. David Stern, Philadelphia and New York newspaper publisher. Apparently stifled in his efforts to head-off Jones either through his own threatened candidacy or a proposal for an "open primary" with no State Committee endorsement, Guffey was afforded an "out" by President Roosevelt yesterday. The President told Pennsylvania Democrats at a conference in Washington that he needed Guffey in the Senate and requested that he not enter the gubernatorial race. Guftcj said he would comply with the request. A u t o D e a l e r s Join Used Car Week Movement Plans for Connellsvillc's participation in National Used Car Exchange Week during the week of March 5 to 12 were discussed Thursday night at a meeting of the city's automobile dealers at the Mason Motor Company garage in West Apple street. H. C. Gallatin, Albert Enany, \V. D McGinnis, W. D. McGinnis, Jr., Max Schilling, Harry Anscll, Joseph Graham, Lawrence Galley, E. E. VanScoy, "Cuzzy" Wilson, Ernest Mistlc- baucr, William Zakour, Harry Mason John Ranker, George Sherrick anc J. AVylie Driscoll attended the meeting. It was decided to hold anothci session at which time the automobile dealers were to hear from a Uniontown committee spokesman to ascertain what is being done at th counlyscat. Decision was reached to formulati an active organization and this wil be done at a later date. Announcement was made tha there is in excess of 500 used automobiles in the hands of Connellsville's dealers. Commissioners May Take Budget Action Wednesday Special to The Courier. UNIONTOWN, Feb. 25.--Wednesday, March 2, is the first day on which the Fayette county commis sioncrs may take action toward adoption of the 1D38 budget. The proposed expenditures, aggro- gating practically the same as tha for 1937, had been submitted to thi commissioners for their study and for public inspection. While some changes may be madi in the various appropriations, no material change is anticipated in thi total. Indications are that the tax levy for county purposes this year wil remain at H mills, the same as las year. It had been divided as follows General fund, six and a half; sinking fund, six, and poor fund, one and a half. The new setup since the commis sioners have taken over operation of the Fayette County Home with the dissolution of the poor directorate will mean a shifting around from a legal and technical standpoint but the expenditure will not be changed. McNutt-1940 Bid or No? Pau! V. McNutt, left, talks with newsmen Talking to newsmen In Washington where he was feted by Indiana. Democrats at a monster buffet dinner attended by more than 3,000 quests, Paul V. McNutt, high commissioner of the Philippines and former governor of Indiana, denied he is a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. Despite the denials, McXult'a actions are viewed as a determined bid for the nomina'-ion. --Central Pre*» Al! Forensic Eliminations ToBeatH.S. Drunks Will Be Hauled Through Town in Tiger Cage Until Sobered Up PlERSHING IN STUPOR; END NEARS Will Take Place Among Nation's Renowned Military Figures. SON, SISTER AT BEDSIDE fEDEN' HAT SLUMPS 1 FROM FIVE-SPOT TO 98 CENTS / By United Press. TUCSON, Ariz.. Feb. 25.--General John J. Pcr.shing, wartime commander of the American Expeditionary Forces, rallied today from a coma and although his physicians gave him little chance to recover he jested with his aide, Sergeant C. C. Schacffer, who has been the general's chauffeur for the last 10 years. Friends and relatives said the 77- year-old commander of the American World War forces was "slightly better" shortly after 5 A. M. They said the general was sleeping. Tlie general was given a stimulant injected intravcncously in the calves of his legs. A nurse said the stimulant was a special preparation called hypdcdolcylsis. An hour later Dr. Roland Davison issued a bulletin stating: "The general has partially regained consciousness and while he has improved somewhat in the last four hours, his condition remains critical." By United Press. LONDON, F,cb. 25. -- Anthony Eden's cfllgy was moved unceremoniously from the cabinet group at Mme. Tussnud's famous -wax works in the dark hours of this morning, and placed among the former cabinet members around the corner. In Glasgow, the black fedora hat which became popular as the "Eden" hai while Eden wai foreign secretary dropped in price from $5 to 9S cents. It remained at par in London, however, a west end hatter explaining: "It has too much character to be blown off by a political breeze." (In English slang, a "breeze" is a disturbance or row). Connellsvillc High School will be the scene of the Fayctte county eliminations in the Pennsylvania Forensic Music League on April 2 and 9, it was announced today by Earlc E. Curtis of Perryopolis, county director and principal of Perry Township High School. The speech tournament will be conducted Saturday, April 2, with the competition being hold in the morning, afternoon and evening while the music eliminations are scheduled for the following Saturday. The debate tournament is scheduled for April 2 with the finals taking place in the evening. The topic for debate this year is: "Resolved, That the Several States Shall Adopt a Unicameral System ot Legislation." The evening feature. April 0 will be violin and piano contests, Chairman Curtis announced. The complete schedule of events follows: Saturday, April 2. 9 A. M.--First and second round debates. 1 P. M.--Third round debates. 1 P. M.--Oration and poetry. 2:30 P. M.--Shakespearean reading- and extemporaneous speaking. 3:30 P. M.--Declamation. 7 P. M.--Fourth round debates. Saturday, April 0. 9 A. M.--Instrumental solos (including cornet, trombone, baritone horn, tuba, clarinet and saxophone). 0 A. M.--Vocal solos (soprano, «lto. By United Prcjj. WOBURN. Mass., Feb. 25.--Woburn drunks will be placed in a tiger cage on wheels and drawn through the city behind a police car until they are sober if Mayor William E. Kane has his way. "And don't think I'm not in earnest," said the mayor, who does not drink or smoke. "I've talked this situation over with the pastor of one of our biggest churches and he agrees with me- 'ml we need this example of drunks in the tiger cage. I'm determined to clean up our city and stop thi 1 ; drunkenness amorg our people." Kane planned 1t telephone John Benson, Hudson, N. II., animal farm proprietor, tod;iy to arrange to barrow a tiger cage, Benson told newsmen he would be glad to cooperate. By NED RUSSELL United Press Staff Correspondent. TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 25.--General John J. Pcrshing, who will be forever included among the most renowned military figures of American history, lay today in a semi-stupor at the point of a peaceful death. Grouped at his bedside, in a hospital cottage on the fringe of the quiet western desert, far removed from his wars', were his son, sister and nephew, who were his only near relatives, and n few old f.imily friends and attendants. They awaited the end which doctors expected momentarily. The sister. Miss May Pcrshing, paced the floor weeping inconsolably and the Continued on Page Seven. Halifax Succeeds Anthony Eden LONDON, Feb. 25.--Viscount Hall- fax was appointed foreign secretary by Premier Neville Chamberlain today to succeed Anthony Eden. SCHUSCHNIGG D E F I E S NAZI DICTATORSHIP tenor and baritone). 11 A. M.--Large vocal groups (girls chorus, boys chorus and mixed chorus). 1 P. M.--Large instrumental groups (bonds and orchestras). 3 P. M . -- S m a l l instrumental groups (including string quartet and brass sextet). 3 P. M.--Instrumental ensembles. 2 P. M.--Small vocal groups (including girls trio, boys quartet, double mixed quartet and girls ensemble). 7:15 P. M.--Violin and piano solos. Teacher Reinstated, Parents Keep Their Children at Home By United Prcbi. KANE, Feb. 25.--Striking parents today remained firm in their re- fuial to allow their children to at- tund the Morrosion school while Mr.". Christine Prentice, ousted school marm, who gained reinstatement through the Teachers' Tenure Act, remains as teacher. As the strike entered its fourth day, the only apparent hope for solution of the problem was for the i Hamilton Township School Board to step into the controversy. General Sheridan's Widow, 88, Dies WASHINGTON, Feb. 25.--Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Mrs. Phillip H. Sheridan, widow ot the Civil \Vnr cavalry,general, who died-here yesterday after a long illness. She was 88 years old. Mrs. Sheridan, last of the widows of the Union Army leaders, will be ouricd in Arlington Cemetery after funeral scrvnos al Si. M.itlhcw'f Church. Jury Awards $1,600 For Road Damages By United Press. GREENSnURG, Feb. 25.--A jury today had returned a verdict of $1,GOO with interest in favor of Eugene and Emma Jouret, of Hempileld township, in their suit against Westmoreland county for property damages incurred by relocation of the Lincoln highway between Adamsburg and Greonsburg. The Jourets had sought SG.OOO damages, and the county commissioners, before the hearing opened before Judge- Richard D. Laird, had offered them S1.7CO jn settlement. Cavakante Will Insist on Open Primary Fight HARRISBURG, Feb. 25.--State Senator Anthony Cavaleante, Uniontown, was prepared to fight for an "open" Democratic primary at this afternoon's session of the State committee, the United Press learned. The committee was called to endorse a primary slate and Cavaleante attended by proxy. He was prepared to make his fight on the grounds that the widely-discussed party rule requiring committee endorsement of n slate runs counter to a provision of the 1037 election code against a "closed" primary. Spanish Civil War Activities Shift To Country's Center By United Press. HENDAYE, Franco-Spanish Frontier, Feb. 25.--Activity in the civil war shifted to central Spain today as the nationalist command, apparently resting eastern forces after the rc- c.-ipture of Teniel, renewed nssaulis against Madrid. Drastic War Bill Favorably Reported One Killed, Four Hurt When Plane F a l l s 100 Feet By ROBERT H. BEST United Press Staff Correspondent. VIENNA. Feb. 25.--Austrian Nazis demonstrated angrily today in reaction to Chancellor Kurt Schusch- nigg's vigorous speech proclaiming Austria's independence and warning against the spread of Naziism in Austria. The ministry of education ordered the University Technical College at Graz closed because students joined in the Nazi demonstrations. Between 500 and GOO students of the college at Linz paraded, demanding union with Germany and shoutins: "Hcil Hitler, ono nation, one reich." Tho demonstration came after teachers had explained the significance of the speech, as was done al colleges elsewhere in Austria. Nevertheless, the majority of the country hailed Schuschnigg ns a national hero. By United Pre^. RENO, Nov., Feb. 25.--One person was killed and four persons were injured, one seriously, today when a private cabin plane went into a sideslip during a takeoff from the Reno Airport and crashed from an altitude of 100 feet. Robert Hancock, 02, San Francisco, described as one ot the oldest pris-atc pilots still in active service, was killed. The injured were Mrs. Lois Clarke De Ruytcr Spreckles Clinton, daughter of a wealthy New York banker, Adolph Spreckles, Jr., hcir to a sugar fortune and socially prominent in San. Francisco, Mrs. Alex Young, San Francisco, ard Leslie Rex, San Francisco. Narcotic Agents Hold Washington County Physician Hy United Press. PITTSBURGH. Feb. 25.--The Federal Narcotic Bureau today announced the arrest of Dr. James L. Brcnnan, R. D. 2, Washington, Pa., on a charge of unlawfully issuing a morphine prescription. Narcotic agents alleged that Dr. Brennan issued an illegal prescription Charles A. Zabrosky. of Oliver, near Uniontown, January 22, 1938. Dr. Brcnn.in was taken into custody by a deputy marshal and brought to Pit'.abutgh and lodged in Allegheny county j.nl pending arraignment before ,i U. S. commissioner. Zabrosky was niicMed several days ago on a charge of illegally .securing two and one-half grain:, of morphine and was lodged in Allegheny county jail in default of $2,01)0 bond. City Airport Hangar One-Fourth Complete; Ready in Two Months Nazism Outlawed By Czechs; Hitler "Hells" Work Being Rushed as Weather Conditions Permit. By WEBB MILLER United Press Staff Correspondent. PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia, Feb. 25. --Czechoslovakia, fighting to retain her 3,500,000 citizens of 3erman birth whom Adolf Hitler wants to reclaim for the Reich, has outlawed all outward forms of nazism. No Nazi flags fly here. No arms arc lifted publicly in the Nazi salute. Neighbor never greets neighbor by saying, "Hcil, Hitler." There was no parade, no shouting last Sunday when Hitler in his Reichstag speech proclaimed a protectorate over the 10,000,000 continental Germans living outside of Germany. Laws forbid. But occasionally on soft soil one sees the imprint of the swastika-made by a Nazi sympathizer'\vho has outlined the Nazi cross in hobnails on the soles of his shoes. In that way the Nazi sympathizers indicate their defiance of Chechoslovakia and their determination to achieve some sort ot unity with Germany. IS OF STEEL AND CONCRETE Twenty-five per cent of the steel that will be used in the IflCxb'O foot hangar at the Connellsvillc Airport has already been crectei'. and w.'"-Is is being expedited as weair-ir con (i- tions permit, WPA District Direcior Lyell L. Buttermore said today. David Goldberg of Uniontown, who ho-: the contract for the erection ot the steel, has already installed the columns and has prepared one of the trusses that will go up as soon as the weather becomes settled. Fabricated steel is being rushed to the airport as it is needed. Already the concrete blocks that will be used for the hangar together with the materials for the roof have been moved to the site. It was estimated by Mr. Buttermore that about two months will be required under the Works,Progress Administration program to complete the hangar, which will bring about realization of another phase of the flying field that will be one ot the most elaborate and complete" in Pennsylvania. BINGO \H CATHOLIC CHURCH BENEFITS BANNED BY BISHOP VIENNA, Feb. 25.--Austrian non- Na/.is hailed Chancellor Kurt Schus- chnigg as a national hero today and pledged themselves to a finish fight against any efforts to violate their country's independence. Nazi*.-, restive, suspicious, resentful Continued on Page Seven. By United 3'ic-, ·WASHINGTON, Feb. Hous-e Military Affair.-, Committee today favorably reported the drastic May bill to outlaw war profiteering and provide a universal draft of man power in times of war. The measure would vest in the President board powers (o e;Lnblish a ceiling for prices upon U. S. entry into a war. 25_Thc I Flying Fortresses ' 3 , . .,, _ ,, Take Off From Lima Salvation Army Seeks Bedding for Needy Folk The Salvation Army has sent out a SOS for furniture and bedding, | LIMA, Peru, Feb. 25.--Six United States bombing planes, returning from a viMt to Buenos Aires, left today for Panama. The bombers, called "flying fortresses," are expected to make the l,8(lO-milc (light in eight or nine hours. Walton League Enjoys Dinner, Sports Pictures Sportsmen from many parts of Southwestern Pennsylvania gathered at the First Methodist Episcopal Church Thur;,day evening for the fourth annual banquet under the auspices of the Connellsvillc Chapter of the Izaak Walton League. Among the 166 persons gathered at the banquet tables were sportsmen and conservationists from P i t t s b u r g h , Greensburg, Uniontown, Monessen, Scottdalc, Youngwood, New Kensington, Jcanneltc, Confluence, Rockwood. Masontown, Mcrrittstown, Indian Head and Fairchance, sevcr.il from Greene county and many from the region about Connellsvillc, and of course this city, itself. In some ways 'the affair was pronounced the finest yet. There was a disappointment. For weeks Frank T. Bell of Washington, Commissioner of Fisheries of the United States, had been announced as the speaker. But late in the evening of the day before the banquet there came a telegram, announcing the commissioner could not come. Except to a few this was not known until his telegram was read at the banquet. The committee had gone into action promptly in search of n substitute. The pinch hitler was Coloni'l P.uil Hunt of Pittsburgh, formerly a member of the fish commission of the state of Missouri, who gave an interesting talk on conservation, dealing principally with fish and their diseases. Dr. William H. Hetrick was introduced by President Howard E. .V.'eis- gerbor of the Walton chapter ns toastmaster. Betides supplying some timely thoughts on conservation -the chief objective of the Waltons-he provided amusement aplenty by ! stories, some true, some of doubtful 1 Continued on Page Seven. Titled English Visitors Killed In Plane Crash By United Pros. SAN LUIS OBISPO, Cai., Feb. 25. --Two titled English guests and the pilot who was (lying them to visit William Randolph Hearst in one ot the publisher's airplanes died in a flaming crash in .1 fog on Hearst's own San Simeon ranch near here. The dead: Baron Terence Sonyngham Plunket, 38, sixth Baron Plunkct, member of the Irish Parliament, and close friend of King George of England. Lady Dorothc Plunket, 38, daughter of Fanny Ward, the actress, heiress to a $3,000,000 fortune, and a lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth. Pilot P. J. (Tex) Phillips of Burbank, Oil., a motorcycle policeman who flew for Hearst in his spare time. A third guest was seriously injured. James Lawrence, son of Sir Walter Lawrence, a London contractor, wjs burned and one of his ankles was fractured. The plane overshot the private airport on the rnnch yesterday afternoon and crashed about four miles from the big hilltop mansion where Hearst and other friends were waiting to welcome therm Guests rushed down the winding drives from the Continued on Page Seven. State Labor Body Severs Itself From American Federation By United Press, Pcb, 25.--The Pennsylvania Federation of Labor severed Hself from the Americnu Fedenitioji of Labor today and will henceforth be known as the Pennsylvania Slate Industrial Council nftllintcd with the Committee /or Industrial Organization. The action, announced by President John A, Phillips, was taken following a re^luHon adopted by the orcfinix.ation'fc executive council at a spL't'Kil bci.siou here today- The Weather Last Minute Effort To Save Sullivan From Chair Fails Golden State Limited Derailed in Missouri By United Prcsj PITTSBURGH, Feb. 25.--Most Rev. Hugh C. Boyle, birhop of Pittsburgh, today forbade the playing of bingo "and related games" - as a source of revenue or entertainment in Catholic churches comprising the Pittsburgh diocese. . The sweeping order is expected to affect many churches of the diocese which include Fayette, Westmoreland, Greene and Washington counties. /Americans Have Right in China, Japanese Told By United Press. WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. -- The American government has officially notified Japan that American nationals have a right to reside in China and that this Government will hold Japan strictly accountable for injury to Americans or damage' to ineir properties resulting from Japanese military operations, Secretary of State Cordell Hull revealed today. Japs R e t a l i a t e For Air Attack Against Formosa By JOHN R. MORRIS United Press Staff Correspondent. SHANGHAI, Feb. 25.--Japanese airmen, retaliating for the raid on Formosa, renewed their attacks against South China airdromes today in an attempt to cripple the Chinese bombing forces. Twenty Japanese planes raided Namyung, north of Canton, and shot down eight of 12 Chinese defending aircraft, the Japanese naval spokesman announced. Four or five Chinese bombers on the ground also were destroyed and hangars set afire, he said. In addition, he said, attacks were carried out against the airdromes al ChiliMen, KwaiiRtuns province, and Yuhan, Ki.mgM piovmcc, and the Canton-Hankow Railway was bombed at several points. Japan's forces on the western central front moved cavalry and heavy artillery units to the north bank of the Yellow River m an attempt to batter- down the Chinese line defending the East-West Lunghai Railway. needed immediately three poor families. to jnovicle for 13v United Press. REED, Mo., Feb. 25.--The Golden State Limited, Chicago-bound passenger tram of the Rock Island Lines was derailed near here last night. Nine cars and the tanker ot the on- gmc left the tracks. Trainmen reported that no one was seriously injured. There were 80 passengers, most of them bound for Chicago. | \V. A. Comstock, uigtncor. -aid ' caused the wreck. May Investigate Acquittal of Girl PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 25.--The Ruth legislative commission considered whether it would investigate the acquittal of Mary O'Connor on a murder ch-irgo. Thwe is also a demand for chil- dien's clothing and any one wishing to'contribute aio asked to call 109i;. Salvatiun Auny he.tdcjiint"i s. A rcprcAfiitotnu v. i l l t.iU !,,, (ho articles. Partly cloudy and not so coKl tonight, Saturday fair with rising tem- j pernturc is the noon weather fore- for Westetn Pennsylvania, Temperature Jieronl. Maximum M i n i m u m By United Ptfss. PITTSBURGH, Feb. 25.--A last minute effort to save Martin Sullivan, ; TJ-year-okl mass killer of Duqucsne, train the electric chair failed todaj when Juciqi' S.imucl il. Gardner rejected ,i dcm.Hid 4'"! ;i -aiiity Ji teetered slowly av.'ay and were i cushioned by the soft shoulder. Judge Dcnyni t. Eldon, Iowa, the, ! conductor, said tuat none of the p.is Hospital Patient. ,«^.~., -TU.M inov HWJIL- vj, HJV- t/.i;i- Jack Port of JC'.Terfon street wss ^o 11 ^ .ipiK'.ircd to ue scvoicly i n - i Admitted to ConncllsvilK- Sl.ttc Hos. jurecl. Tliorc \\.,o nu p.jjnc and ti.iin- pital Thuiid.iy t-vcnnii'. )lc under- m f n jnomptly emptied the. coaches, | went an opciaiion this morning.

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