The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on February 25, 1938 · Page 4
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, February 25, 1938
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KAGE POUR. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 193S. THE COURIER COMPANY . tames J. Driscoll t. A. Doncgan Valter S. Stimmcl 'ames M. Driscoll I. Wylie Driscoll l . - Publishei -President and General Manager Secretary and Treasurer _ _ Editor Associate Editor 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; $5 per year, or $2.50 for six aonths by mail if paid in advance. · - · Entered as second class matter at the Postoffice, · ponnellsvjTle, Pa. FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY Z5, 1038. ....·\VEIIIE GROUE.'KEACIIES'CHISIS" The Board of'Education has'at last-reached- the extremity toward which The Courier long ago said it was headed and which the AVeilie group contended it was not-being compelled to borrow to meet teacher payrolls. With payday for the teaching corps due next week and called upon to-Tiand out $18,000 to $19,000, the board finds the treasury down to less than ?3,000. To make up the deficiency _it has atithorized' the treasurer to borrow. So much for the February pay.- - Practically all taxes for the yeafare in", so there seems to be no alternative to continued _. borrowing. v _ - . . - . r - -" The main hope rests on whatever delinquent taxes are ..pajd before., the proposed sale April 4. W h a t , this may -. amount to nobody knows. ·· The deficit at the close of the school term will probably ' be very much larger than a year ago. Then the board-rather the Weihe group--would not admit a shortage; contended It had a balance. This was true as to "cash on hand"; it was-not true when liabilities were considered. . .Holding to this lool-the-peopfe policy during the term to date the majority group now is confronted with lack of funds to meet operating costs for the remaining months of the term in early June, also for the rest of June and all of July and August, when teachers must be paid as usual under the 12-month plan. COOJRTESI AIT) TO TELEPHONE SERVICE Don't ever become impatient with your telephone operator. Above all, don't ever be discourteous. There are many-good reasons why you should not be guilty of either infraction ot the rules of good behaviour. The girls who operate the switchboard of the telephone company hero complete 16,000 calls a day. Watching them at work, as hundreds have done during the' "open house" this week, must convince the observer they have a tremendous task, even with public cooperation. Sixteen thousand calls passing through the board dally necessarily keep them working at high speed. The girls give prompt and courteous service. Their "thank you" and the alacrity with which they complete a call should cause all who havo watched them, to resolve never again to be.impatient. ' Of course the operators are trained to bo experts. Officials say the work becomes more or le'ss automatic, that it is not as trying as it appears. Nevertheless It is manifestly exacting. It undoubtedly causes nervous strain, as well as muscular fatigue. It grows monotonous. At all times the girls are doing their best for tho public. They should have the thoughtful cooperation of patrons. In your mind, put your daughter or sister Sn one of those chairs before the board. Then act accordingly every time you make a call. SCIENTIFIC JUSTICE PROPOSED -- Revision of legal procedure whereby "mentally 'dls- / eased wolves who prey on the public" may be eliminated from society is advocated by Dr. Foster Kennedy, chief neurologist of Bellevue Hospital, New York. Writing in the Journal o£ the American Medical Society, ho blames the courts and a "misinformed lay public" for persons who have proven themselves dangerously anti-social being at large. To aid in ridding society of the undesirables Dr. Kennedy proposes: That in all cases of felonies or misdemeanors punishable by prison sentences the jury determine only that the offense was committed by the defendant and not determine the responsibility; that disposition and treatment be based on study of the offender by qualified experts, cooperating with .the courts; that no maximum term be set for any sentence; that no parole or probation be granted without suitable psychiatric examination, and that in 'considering applications for pardon and commutation careful attention be given reports, of qualified experts. . , ' - " · -"·' " It is reasonable to conclude that' no- set -of jurors^ can qualify as. experts. -_Few men_who sit on the bench are so "qualifled;~Theyare"trained'in the law,-not as neurologists or psychiatrists. Their'judgment lacks in scientific disposition of certain types of criminals just as .would-a jurist not learned in -the law In handling a complicated 'legal problem. · . . A JUST AM) AVISE COUKT DECISION ~ There wasrheld last night in a church at'Jeresy City a. most unusual service--a service of thanksgiving by the ·congregation-for a girl who had been paroled after she had pleaded guilty to manslaughter In killing her father with a butcher knife. "cThe girl was Dorothy Schaefer, 17, member of the choir of the church--All Souls Lutheran. She told the court alsfbry of her father coming home drunk, threat- ening-h."er,"..the .mother and another daughter and of hia -grabbing an alarm} clock and shouting to Dorothy, "I'll dash your brains out." What happe'ned"next she could not recall. The pastor, the members of the congregation, the jvjctim's aged.pare'nts all"stood-stoutly by Dorothy. The 'judgef'observing that he might be criticized by persons Jlwho don'^t know all about this case, but the court must 'iraVfe.tho courage of Its.convlctions," paroled the girl with these words,-which in themselves indicated the reasons: ~ '. "Iff view of the fact that you have been a good, fine, cleaiWhinking _Christian girl all your life, I'm going to suspend sentence. ' It is the'-ardent hope of this court that Almighty God may find, it possible to obliterate from your mind the memory of this tragedy." A just decision by a just judge. IX 1). BOOSEVELT, C01UMXIST The President is to become a contributor to newspapers--at a price. He is to be paid, and it will be liberally, for his writings. He doesn't need the money. He is wealthy. Former President Hoover was recently offered a lucrative contract by a newspaper syndicate. He declined. His reason, he said, was that the work -of a columnist should be left to the ones who must earn a living. "It seems to nip it is hardly fair competition for people lika myself" lie replied to the syndicate making the offer. Mr. Hoover is wealthy, too. He does not need to write for a living. He took the ethical side. Hoover has been made the butt of much abuse. But in many respects he stands head and shoulders above the man in the White House. His ideals do not at all parallel those of Mr. Roosevelt. A comprehensive analysis ot the situation is rontnlnwl in David Lawrence's dispatch on this page today,. CONNELLSVILLE AND VICINITY IN PEN AND INK By COLONEL JACK MORANZ HtS «03B\ES fiRt HftO A "BOYHOOD Ue i DHMTiStRy N SeoTTOftLE '/ttrtCtlE^ «=· (WER., srATE AMD WSSTtaREUWO O).'KJr«L ASS US, WESTW.M PB;NA.030SJoUXi(e«. SOCtEW TfarA-v * CA«E His viRsT AtOUEY "·'BORN! IM E wo CVEMEO Hie CE IM 0£l. . twsv.o= p.tTsBas.H CD STRENGTH FOR THE DAY By Karl L. Douglass, D. D. Today in By DAVID ashington WHENCE WASHINGTON, Feb. 25.--President Roosevelt's decision to accept money personally for writing for the newspapers has stirred up more discussion here about the proprieties of :hc| prcsidentiall office than anything n recent years. I Mr. Roosevelt has every legal right lo become a columnist or to sell his literary work to the newspapers. He tins heretofore written books which Inivc been sold to the public and there is no essential difference between the two channels so far as the sale of one's literary output Is concerned. Heretofore, Presidents usually have waited till they left oflice before writing for newspapers or mag- n/.incs on a professional basis, and opinions have differed even among cx-Prcsidents about it. Woodrow Wilson, for example, wrote only one brief magazine article after he left ofllco and refused to become a syndicated columnist. Calvin Coolidge, on the other hand, sold his comments through a newspaper syndicate. Herbert Hoover, our only living cx- Prcsldent, has come rather high ideals about the presidential office nnd its associations even with an cx- Prcsidcnt. Several months ago, newspaper syndicate wrote to him with an idea of offering a lucrative contract. He replied as follows: "I have long had the feeling that the task of the columnist should be left to professional writers who musl cam their living thereby. They do it effectively and it seems to me it is hardly fair competition for people like myself. If we have anything to say that Is of value, we can usually reach the country through the news columns in general without trespassing on the profession of others.'' Former President Theodore Roosevelt became a contributing editor to a weekly magazine as well as a syndicated columnist after leaving the White House, but it is not believed that there is another case on record of a President of the United States engaging while in office in any money-making activities directly related to his office as Chief Executive. Certainly, there is nothing illegal about It, and the question of what is (Continued on Page Eight.) Just Folks By EDGAR A. GUEST THE JFORTUNE TELLER My Nellie trustingly regards The clever dame who shuttles cards And lives by fortune telling. A dollar for a reading seems Not much'for all the golden dreams The mystic marvel's selling. The letter that is suit unpenncd To come before the year shall end With wonderment excites her: The glorious, unexpected trip To scenes by train or ship I prospect which dellghtx her. The dark-haired man I It seems that h« In every fortune has to be. The knave of clubs foretells him. That fellow holds the power to thrill And dally tor a dollar bill The whispering mystic sells him. Oht I could tell her. free of charge. The future Is n freighted barge That sails an unknown river. WlUi dark-haired men and journeys strange And alt the joys and woes of changt The days-to-be deliver. ·. * But should I make for Nellie's ears A distillation of the years. A richly brew and pour it. My stuff into the sink she'd throw; She'd rather to some mystic go And pay a dollar for It. IJIG PEOPLE DON'T "UIGn-HAT" There arc many stories about dls- learned that the prime minister of tlnguiihcd men who performed lome Great Britain had been there just the humble service for n person in luw- day before. "Why," caid the street ly circumstance*. Phillips Brooks, sweeper, "Mr. Gladstone always greatest preacher of hn day, was ipeaki to me n.1 he sees m* working i,nid to have t.ikcn care of a worn- along the street. And when he an's baby one day that she might get missed me he asked my mate if I a breath of fresh air out in Ihe ween was ill and where 1 lived. So he country. Abraham Lincoln's letter came here to net me nnd rend the to the Widow Blxby is n striking ex- Bible to me." ample of how thoughtful the truly That person In to be pitied who great cnn be of the sorrowful every- climbs to high in life that he can no where. longer *cc his fellowi. You can nl- The rector of Mr. Gladstone's ways tell the genuinely noble by the church was one day vl'.itinK a street way they treat those who«e position sweeper, and to his amazement in life is inferior to their own. All rlrhu reserved--Dab ion Ncwrpapcr Syndicate. Stray Thoughts By S. M. DEHUFK I always set an uneasy feeling when Mustolmi nnd Hitler hold the front page too lonK. A mighty sood lookinp B. O. passenger conilticu.- 1 running between here and Kairmcmt, told r;..- 1 Tuesday that not only was his r,ro,-:t-grandfalher a Revolutionary War soldier, but also that his grca" -grandmother was a first cousin o£ George Washington. Display signs are becoming almost as common in front of churches »«; in fhentro lobbies. A {ellow I know -.veil, is keeping his vow to not piny the "nu:n- bers"--by ploying them in his -wife's name. It's a fine idea to never "chart" others until after you've made a diagnosis' of yourself. A 18-year-old North Arch street lad would have made practically a nonstop freight and hitch-hiking flight back from Florida recently had not a couple of railroad detectives transferred him from nn empty box car at McKeesport to an Allegheny county public building whore during a five-day sojourn, ho tells me he carnc in daily contact with n man who is slated to be electrocuted at Rockvicw early Mondfiy. Even after hearing people rave about it, I'm still not a bit jealous of that $50,000 toy train outfit in a Pittsburgh store. To "Ike"--No one has told me as yet there's to be a "Private, Keep Out" sign erected at the entrance to Grandview avenue when its improvement is completed. Wonder when Hitler plans to take over Palestine? A couple of WPA surveyors, so I'm told, had to duplicate a · job of sighting, measuring and plumb-bobbing opposite the B. O. depot Monday because the records obtained of the same work done some time ago became lost, due to the figures having been chalked on the side of a sidetracked box car which naturally the railroad company had to move out ^oncr or later. Notwithstanding "perfect" criminal offenses always turn out to be imperfect, a lot of folks who should know better still try their luck at them. Whether or not they want more time for their religious observance, a lot o£ local people (including a very .prominent South Pittsburg street business man) simply must read their Sunday newspaper funnies Saturday evening. Let's hope that new "Connellsville" sign on the B. O. depot detracts train passengers' eyes from Water street's disgraceful condition. Ever try moistening dried out smoking tobacco by putting a small bit of apple m your can or pouch? Let's go to press. In the Day's News Brief Comment nn Current Event* Her* and There. Factographs During the fourteenth century, British law forbade two-course | meals. Benito Mu^ohm, energetic dictator of Italy, receives let;, than $10,000 ' pri JCMI foi his efforts Commissioner of Fisheries Frank T. Bell of Washington put the committee in charge of the annual sportsmen's banquet "in B hole" by cancelling his engagement to speak on the eve of that event. He had been widely publicized. Nearly 200 tickets had been sold. Sportsmen from nil over Southwestern Pennsylvania were here to listen to a "big shot" Not until the commissioner's telegram, saying he could not come, was read at the banquet did the majority know he would not be on the program. By liberal use of the telephone the committee was able to get a pinch hitter in the person t.'. Colonel Paul Hunt of Pittsburgh, who gave some valuable advice on conservation. Fortunately the committee had on hand a fine lot of motion pictures. It had more than were shown but the lateness oJ the hour made it desirable to quit, while interest was still high. By action of, the Board of Education Monday night, delinquent school taxes for 1930 to 1935, Inclusive, may now be paid without penalties, provided they are paid before Monday, April 4. This action is in line with that taken by City Council relative to city delinquencies. Solicitor Samuel , D. Eraemer advised the board it could abate penalties under provisions of an act of 1933. The board's former solicitor, Ross S. Matthews, had called attention to the possibility of the board being surcharged for such action. The coal industry is back where it was before tho National Bituminous Commission set about to provide relief by fixing minimum prices. Bowing to the evident determination of the courts to hold its price fixing illegal because it evaded the provision for public hearings, the commission has revoked all prices and will start over. By the time its work is completed summer will be here. Four months more of the chaotic conditions about which the industry has complained bitterly. Unemployed veterans of the World War may help themselves into positions by registering before April 1. Both Walter E. Brown Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Milton L. Bishop Post of the American Legion have taken up themselves the task of enrolling all who apply at tlie homes. They urge all unemployed to come at once. The census being taken is nation-wide and is intended to provide an accurate count of the idle veteran group. It is under the direction of the Dis* abled Veterans of the World War. Piobably Jeff Walters smiled as j he heard about his skeleton being dug from the sand along the Yougli 'near Ohiopjlc. That i». if officers j a i c right in scouting the "idrntificn- As Others Think FROM IITO1BLK GROD.ND j (Grand Rapids Prc*s.) I The death of Harvey S. Firestone, · great rubber tycoon, removed the j second member of n noted trium- j vlrate of friends that first was broken . with the passing of Thomas Edison, j Henry Ford alone remains of this group who*«e close association became symbol ol American opportunity. Mr. Firestone's death once more draws attention to Hie humble be-! glnning.1 of these men, all of whom were born In modest circumstances' and nil of whom carved careers in the pattern of the great American scheme. · It is important to note these facts this period when smaller minds · and political agitators nre pratingt about the "Sixty Families" and the rulers of America and seeking to' demonstrate that this country has| ceased to offer the chance of great- i ness to the average Individual. . . . I Call the roll--Ford, Edison, Fire-1 stone, Zemurrny, Knudsen, Fairless, and scores of others in the top rank of Industry today. How many ot them were products of the "Sixty Families" or of any ruling class? So long as we can point to such examples in contemporary life there will be no foundation for the con- j tcnlion that opportunity is dead in this country or that the traditional, right of every man to advance through his own ability is gone. When the president of a great grocery chain was in Grand Rapids a short time ago he declared that opportunities at the top had been multiplied rather than reduced. He asserted that large corporations were eager to find men who could nil these positions and that there was a dearth of material, not an over-supply. If there is a feeling that opportunity does not knock as frequently at the doors of American youth as heretofore, is it the fault of the system or is it because ambition has lagged and initiative has been allowed to become dulled? Are there too many who want to attain the heights without paying the cost? tion" of the find as the physical remnants of the man accused of shooting to death 15-year-old Anna Zinn several years ago. They cling to belief Jeff is hiding somewhere in the mountains. To cap their belief, County Detective John C. Wall asserts scientific study has proven the skeleton is that-of a Negro. Jeff is a Caucasian. QUALITY Beef Pork Veal 3 IBs. 45 Vor "Lout Chuck Roast Short Cuis Ib. 13c SAUSAGE 15c S T E A K S Round Sirloin II Tenderloin ||}. Ground Beef 2 Ibs. 25 Rump Roast ib. 19c WEINERS, RING BOLOGNA and JUMBO, Ib. 15c Pork Ribs Be Beef Liver Veal Chops 16c PORK ROAST ib 17c Lamb Shoulder R O A S T Ib. 14C Boneless Beef R O A S T ib 17c Pork Liver Ib. Pork Sliced 22c Sliced Bacon " 29c Beef Tongues Luncheon Meats ft. 25c Boiling Beef it IOC Beef Brains SANITARY MARKET 220 N. PITTSBURG STREET Across From Paramount Tlicntrc. Moving Though Going places while you sleep is not as difficult as you might think. Hundreds of trolley riders do it every day--it's just another bonus which trolley riders get with their regular transportation. Go By Trolley and Relax

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