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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 4

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FACE FOUR. Sailg (Emtriwr. THK COVntlCR CO., I'u bli*bc». . Prsldent aart Udltor. 1870-1918. MRS. K M. SJTTDEU, President, I»16-ia22. JAMES J. DRI800LI* Precldont »nl General Manager. MISS R. A. DONEXJAM. Secretary »nd Treasurer. JOHN L. OANS, Mano^inff Editor. WAI/THR S. STIMMEI* City Editor. MISS L.YNTTE B. KINCEU* Society Editor. MEMBER OF American No.wspa.per PublJaliar* Association, Audit Burnau of Circulation. Pennsylvania Newspaper Publt«h»r» Association. Two cents per copy; 60c per month; J5.00 per year by mall If, paid In ad- vanc». 12c per week by carrier. Entered aa second elass matter at th« poatofflca, ConnollsvlUe. SATURDAY EVENING, WAR. 8, M80. THE HUMAN EQUATION IN MINE ACCIDENTS. "In his recent comments on the problem ot accident prevention in the mines trf IVntuylvania, Secretary Walter H. Glasgow, enunciated a principle, whic-h, it disregarded in any field of human activity, must bo followed by casualties, some of which axe certain to bo fatal. It is the human equation as applied to the safeguards that are taken or unheeded, that forms the moat difficult of aH tho problems that arc encountered in the efforts to make accident prevention methods more effective. "Until each and every person," said Secretary Glasgow, "engaged in mining is brought to the lull realization that his own life is dependent upon observance of mine laws and iafety rules and tho use of mine safeguards, the (atal accident toll 'vlli continue to be a predominant feature in the mining industry." The mental attitude of a mine worK- er who persists in Ignoring mine safety laws, or r.purna the use of safety devices ie. Secretary Glasgow says, imitation of the driver of a motor vehicle "-who laughs at icy streets or u railroad crossing." We are well aware of the toll of death that follows in the path of the careless automobilist, and that It is vastly greater thau the fatal accidents in coal minin/r. That the number slaughtered by the motor car is increasing in almost a direct ratio to th3 increase of tho number of cars in usa, while irine casualties remain almost stationary, and some moniUb ahow dec-ldrd decrease, makes the comparative record highly favorable to mining. But Uio general p'ibue, which should have a more vital i n k i est in ai'cidcnt prevention in .ill lines than is ustinlly displayed, m prone to regard mlni'is; us much more hazardous, and a more proliflr .-.ource of casualties. In dealing with the mine accident Kttuatlon Secretary Glasgow wisely suggests that "through educational methods, intelligent supervision and discipline, 'f need be, we hoje to help mine operators and miners to help themselves." By these methods only la there prospect of improvement, the degree of which is dependent upon the completeness with which the human equation is eliminated. Tho same also. Is true of automobile accidents. jt'HE DAILY COURIER, CONOTTLLST 7ETJLE, PA. SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 1930. I. T. H. LOST BUT WON. Dunbar Townshtj' High School basketball team ·weijt down to defeat before me faster placing quintet from Monassen, but they Bought bravely to the and of the final struggle in Pittsburg Thursday evening, For the courage w th which they re slated the- bewildering passing attack of their oppom nts, and the grit with which they contended against almost overwhelming odds, the Dunbar team is to be congratulated. It requires bravery and determination of a rare sort to play a game the conclusion of which Incomes apparent in the early stages. For the loyalty ot the i!an.e that stood cncouragingl behind the rnd and black to the last whistle the team has abundant reason to IKS. both proud and thaurklul. That upwards of 4-50 of their admirers and friends -made the journey merely to witness the teat -of skill between their favorites and the Monessen team, shows that the school spirit at Dunbar Township High has attained a remarkable development. Although they I.iiled to eliminate the opposing team (he wearers of the red and black can rest content and satit»fied that they played a good game aud did their utmost to win. They have won the admiration of all the friends of their institution and of basketball fans who follow the gani« with interest That should be a consolation that will compensate in part for the failure to gain a winning score A FINE SPIRIT OF (JO.OPEll.VTIO'. The mutual understanding reached between tho biipporters ot tho Breakneck-Melcroft, the Biiunlng-Layton- Dawson TO.ids and tho rouds committee of tho Board ol 1 Trade, to submit tho tw. propositions to the Stato Highway Department for an expression of preference as to which shall be undertaken ttrst, upon the receipt of which the three bodies will join in support of the choice of tho Highway Department, is a signul display of community spirit. It reveals a willingness to go along on a program of highwaj betterment that will Ultimately mean the completion ot both projects. Had there been a per-jiatent determination by either road body to insist upon their own project to the exclusion of tho other, a condition might have arisen that would result in neither being- undertaken at an early date. Tho conclusion reached, however, gives more certain assurance that the two roads will be given attention by the Highway Department In turn and in due time both improvements will be provided. The Board of Trade ia interested as much ia one as ill the other and stands ready to exert its influence in whatever direction will best serve the respective projects and the communities in which they are located. It will, therefore, be realty to do ita part in carrying out the letter and spirit of the agreement that ha? been reached In a fine spirit of codperatlon and understanding. YOUR IXrOME TAX. Allowance foi Depreciation. Business propor y kept in repau may be the subject of a depreciation allowance. Tho allowance for depreciation is Intended to cover the estimated lessening la value of tho original property, due to wear and tear, decay, etc., »vbieh in time will require the abandonment or replacement of the property, in spite of ordinary current repairs. Tho cosi of incidental rep tirs, which neither materially add to the value of tho property nor app 1 eciably prolong its life, may be deducted as a business expense, provided the plant or property account is not increased by the amount ot such expenditures. If, however, the repairs are of such a kind as to mak-* good the depreciation, for exampk, a new floor or a new roof, the co. t is not deductible. The amount expe nded by a taxpayer during the taxablo year for improvements, replacements, or renewals of a permanent nature is a capital expenditure, and n ay not he deducted from the gross income for such int- able year The itnount ao expend^rt should be charg- d directly to tho property account or to a depreciation reserve account, according to how depreciation is treated in the taxpayer's books of account. A prorate portion thereof maj be deducted as depreciation each year of tho life of improvement. Bre'r Grounding will have to step ou the gas if he expects to close his reign as a wcatlier regulator in the lat week assigned to him. Bear In mind t l j e fo-to*Church pro- giam c o u t i n u s b throughout the month, ot March Wilhi ut your presence the record of your lurch will be Incomplete. Dr. Cook will e froe to makejjlans for another poltir expedition after his engagement at Leaven worth terminates tomorrow, but he will doubtless resist the terap'ation., The mountain storm has lost none of Ita tharaet' ristlc-s as a March visitor. Pedesti latia need to carry a f u l l load of ballast if they hope to travel on an a\an keel. CAN GERMANY MEET REPARATION DEMANDS?! COXJfELLSYlLLE SHOULD BK TOMATO LOADING POEi'I. It is unfortunate that the Heinz Company did not seo its way clear to continue f a use Connellsvill«.aa a shipping point for the lotnato growers, in addition, 'o making Dickerson Run one of two point.-, where loadings v*m be made n northern Fayetto county. Dickers n Run was chosen as being mon» central and nearer to tho growers in Dunbar, Franklin, Perry, Lower Tyrone and adjacent towuahipa. For precisely the same reason Connells- vilte could have been desi,a;iiatel as tho shipi ing point for giowero in CounellsvsHo and BuUskin townships j Under the arrangement t h a t has J b*en mad; farmers in the latter town- j ·hips wil not bo disposed to engage in the activity tUis year, the haul to ' Dlokmaor Run being altogether too tat. "If it wore merely a question of making reparaiiou paynienta within. Germany there can be no question, that Germany oould easily meot tho demands of the Young plan," asaerta Prof. Sidney B Pay of Harvard University in a comprehensive review of ik« hfctory of reparations in March Current Hlstorv. "Thero is no doubt," continues Profeesor Fay,'"that G«rmany haa had a wonderful e onomic recovery eince the ad-option ct the Dawea plan in 1924, In many lines of commerce and industry, in spite 'of her loeees of territory, oatural resources and Industries by the T*ri'aty of Vereaillee or by the effects of 'he war, Germany has now reachxl r even surpassed her pre-war produiilon and prosperity. But to transfer payments across the frontier te juife a different matter. "In the long run Germany can only make the transfer-of reparation payments by an excess ot exporta and cervice» over imports; she must build up a favorahlo balance of trade of more than ;'.,000,000,000 marks a year. Thie ie necessary to meet the 2,000,000,000 n partition annuity each year, together with the interest on her foreign lo;ms which now amounts to considerably more than 1,000,000,000 marks a year." During 1929, Professor Fay reveale, Germany's exports elightly exceeded her importe, ' but. it seems doubtful whether she can swell this balance to 3,000.000,000 and more marks a year. One of the gnat obstacles in the way of Germany ircreasing her export* is the wall o£ ta Iffa which all her competitors in th · international markets set tip againa her and one another." VFhen You W.ntt U»e tho Cla^ssiflxt Advertlsemvuta. Free Marriage Days. CROWN POINT, Ind., March S--· Marriage cert monies, free of ohargo ou certain dates, have been offered by Justice of th" Peace Howard Kemp, the "marryln squire" of Indiana',? Gre^na Green In hie flRht to win reelection in tl o May primary. T-hest; day*i would 1 March 31--First day of spring; April I--April Fool day--all Gary couples--July 4--Racket day-all Chicago i tuples. Use ffcis.sliiod Ads. Coat ie cni Ul. Results are lilz. JUST ONE DARNED THING AilTER ANOTHER! Opportunities For Specialists In Civil Service Federal Farm Board Has No Intention of Changing Its Policy Will Not Speculate Bat Will Market drain as Conditions Permit. By DAVID (Copyright 1030 by Tho Courier.) WASHINGTON. March 8.--AJthoub criticisms are coming in that the Fedora! Farm Board is deviating from policies of the Government in aidlup agriculture in tho past in competing; vriUi private interests, there is no intention of changing tho policy. In Tact tho board's program, it is pointed out, is «eseatiaUy the Jariline plan which -was approved during th« Cool- idg» Administration and was. made the basis oil the Republican national platform adopted at the Kansas City convention in 1938. Chairman Logg'of the Federal Farm Board, has denied that either the board or the atahllzation corporations affiliated with it wilt engage in any speculation in the giain Hiark«t, aud that all "grain purchased on future contracts -will "be marketed as conditions permit Tho Grain Stabilization Corporation is to continue buying grain at market prices and thua remove from the fflarJcet "whatevpr additional quantity that may be necessary to relieve the pressure and prevent any considerable decline in wheat pritea," Approximately one-halt oi the one hundred and flfty million dollars mad« available by Congress out of the revolving fund, of five hundred million dollars haa bfen uaod. But it is not expected that the board -will need further appropriations th'ough the leaders in Congress have promised that any sums needed will he advanced. Mr. Legg sqfB thai the point has not been reached where a(Jd}tloipal funds will be asflttfd. The Stablizsation Corporation and: the Farm«r'fc National Graias Corporation, through"*'wbich 'th« Fartn Board oi»erates, are now responsible tor about twenty-five million bn«bels oif wheat while the visible- supply is reported to be about one hundred sixty million bushels. The cUalrnjan'-of the Farm Board fa Insisting? tnat no effort Is being made to fig tfro price but that puchases would continue to be made a( market prices. What has happened' Is that the plan to stabilize the level of prices by roek- litg large purotiasea is being given Its first real test as a formula in agricultural economics, Mr. Jardtno, Secretary of Agriculture- under the Cool- itlge Administration, worked in close cooperation with Mr. Hoover when the stabilization plan was first brought out, and ttte difference between th-e Federal Farm Act as finally pasaed and the legislation pasaed during the Coolid'ge Administration was that in fie latter a specific plan waa required, whereas in the former broad ,Ui«- crotlonary powers were v«ated iu^ th» farm Board to apply whatever formula seemed desirable. Tho latest announcement by Chairmen LfOSg, that his intention to, ad- \ance money to relieve pressure on the markets through the sfablization jJan, came aft?r a conterenao at the White House with President Hoover and Secretaiy Hyde. This means that tho critics of the plan will not be able io drive a wedge between tho White 3Iouse and the Farm Boavd, and that responsibility for the operations of the i^arm Board is assumed by the Pr-eai- ilent who sponsored tho Federal Farm Act While th« Farm. Board haa aplted he same principles to other commodities, it is recognized here that the board deneuds ou. the ability to inain- Washington Witnesses Revival A; Center of Intellectual Life By THOMAS U ST01CES United Press Staff Corret pendent WASHINGTON, March 8- -With the White Houao under the 1 oovers a frequent gathering place fo those interested in th* arts and' sc eribee, the national capital ia iritnes* ing a r»- vlval as a center of intoll -ctaal 1M« as during tho clay* of Hai ry Aiam« and J-ohn Hay. The White Houac moro c · Jes« sets the tone and forma the 1 ackgronnd t"b*e days for activities C tie cultural group here which i? interested in mu«ic t painting, writing nd related arts, ae well as tho eciemx 3, Both the President and ^ ra. Hoover have wldo interests, and th -y do qaore entertaining than any oc :upante of th« White Houao in many j Jars. Their dinnere--and there are gi esta every evening--bring together fc r an even- Ing of pleasant talk vari d groupe which include repr«sentat ves of UM arte and sck-ncas. Through the Hoover Adn Intetration, additions have been made to the intellectual group here. Th President ha« drawn abont him la various of- ficoe many friende known or their interest in other thing's than politics, in fact many who were not cnown previously in ttie realm of p HHqs. The White Bouse thufi b 18 produced an atmosphnre In which the natural intellectual and artistic He ol the ; capital IH ro-invigoratod. Waehington Jhae had always, sometim a in larger proportion fhan -othora, i « quota of those who enjoy tho at ithotic Hie, though it never hae-heei ttt« studio for much creative art Of : a tatn a level c-t prices in wheat. The theory of the Farm Bo* d 1$ that: it cannot fix a price arbitral ily, but that it cam prevent speculator; and. others from manipulating the i rices wljUe th-e crop i$ being market* d tof future delivery. It 1s contender tha^ tlj«i Farm Board's informatic n ou world conditions is batind tb hi mOT-e cc-m- preh'ensivo than that of private agencies arid that the bo '.rd is really v using Gfovernmenl funds a aUpport ,a |abic yield whic-h the fa -Biers ^h«m-i selves are entitled to g«t n the world conditions, but which*"the i cannot'get" except through co8p*rati fe' organlza- ti-ons acting for them in the^marketing- of their prcdttcts. Abe Martin Ul-ephants. cireHS suits an' erouodlles are th« longest lived th ngra ot which ther's any record. " ( "Somn o' thesi- days -he women o t h j s c o u n t r y are goln' o git 1'ed uy o n ' w a s h In' lottl ^ a n ' i ooka an' wota wet," declared Tell Blnklev Jast ovens'-' Ing eort. They are rather than creators. There are in tta ranks many like Henry Adamu, the critic, tb« observer --men and -women ot fln« taste Some few -well-lmown worh«r« in the arts have their homes h«re. Thn raiilut of modern novelt«te have their representative here in Mrs. Mary Roberts Hhlttehart, to mention one of the best known, and there »re painters and sculptors 'here who have reputations. But they are comparatively few, Some come here and go away. Sinclair Jewis Bpent a season here a few yeare ago, turning out, In the quiet secluelon of the capital, the book that made him famous, "Main Street." "Walt Whitman once worked In the Treasury, and stretched his legs in th« ·wild country ahout the Potomac In company with John Burroughs, but both, in time, drifted away to other places. Diplomatic and official life here haa its quota of those accomplished in the arte. Bveryqne, ot course, has heard that Speaker of the House Longworth IB an accomplished violinist, and otten away from the humdrum of debate In the House in the afternoon* to attend some of the 4:30 concerts here. Mre. Hoover, herself, riirely m1sse« a concert here, and sponsors musical eveninge at the "White Houee. There is one vciry accomplished Senatorial family here. Miss Marguerite Hebert, daughter of the Senator from fthode Island, is a cellist, her sister, ^Catherine, a pianist, and the two. boys, Adrian aud Edward Vtolin- ifite, ^They have an orchestra all of their own. Miss Adele Varela, daughter of ,the minteter ot Uruguay, ie c. gifted pianist as well as pipe organist. Waiter Rnfena*t, l of the Swiss Legation, i« a piankst ot talent, while Andre Cattani, attache of the Egyptian Legation, jniies Ws : fttxMinpliehments, being a violinist and a painter. Women (painters in, the diplomatic set who have attained reputations are Senora de Davila, wife of the Chilean .ambassador, and Mrs. Michael Mc- JWMte, wife of the I-rieh Free State mtniater.' Mrs. Eric Louw, wife of the mlnteter ot South Africa, is a violinist, attd Madame Pilipowicz, wife of the mlnieWr' of Poland, works tn the plastic arts. Paul Claudel, th-e French Ambassador, hae an international reputation as a playwright, poet and assayist. Cremation Surpasses Berlin .Ground Burials BERLIN, March 8--Cremation te growing ever moro popular in Berlin. last year, for tho first time, the number of crematlojis exceeded the number o£ burials. According to statistics just published and covering the period from July 1, 192S, io June 30, 1929, (here were 14,212 Interments in the cemeteries of the city as compared tvith 15,043 crematione In the various municipal crematoriums. For some unexplained reaeon, jthe number of corpses of children disposed of in the latter manner, wae exceedingly small, being only 198 ae againet 2,582 burials. On tie other hand, many more adulte .were cremated, the statistics showing that 7,248 men and 7,497 women were in the city crematoriums during the year, while 5,729 and 5,901, respectively, w-ere buried. In Need ol Something t Then 34 our Classified Column* Our greatest employer the Federal Government, decaanda specialists ao employes juot as private business doe«. Biiinir a specialist does not necessarily mean that one must be trained In engineering, chemistry, medicine or some other of t h e sciences or professions. A stenographer, a file clerk, a typtet, an operator 1 of a calculating machine, te a specialist. Practically every occupation found in private ,omjloy Is represented in the United State* civil service. The Civil Service Commission holds ·ex- amination* of approximately 1,700 .different kinds. While specialization is practically essential, th* importance of a good g«n«ral educational background should not be minimised. The most useful worker ie' one who knows great deal about some one thing and had some knowledge at least Of many' other things. There «re few oocupa'loM in which more than ordinary knowledge ot the Etajlieh langnag* Is not important. The ability to use atear, concise English 1s an aeaet to most employee and is ileceseary to many. Correct use of English is evidence of carefulness as well a* oE culture. No one can he eaid to be educated who has not ready command of his mother tongue. In Governmenf office* the standard is high and careless use of language le likely to retard progress. The announcements of examinations for the Federal civil service are available at the office of the secretary of the local board of civil service examiners at the poet office or custom house in any of approxinately 5,000 cities in the United States. Tho commission's local representatives are prepared to give Information regarding the kinds of occupation* for which examinations a r e frequently an«* nounced. Any person who is trained In some specialty may place his name on fito with the Civil Service Commission at Washington for notification of the announcement of the next examination of the kind ih which the inquirer ia interested. ' LookJag tor Bargtfuf Read tb* adr«rtii*meat* ' ia Th* Daily Courier. '*AFE-CONSEKVATIVE STRONG" NO CHANGES The Second National Bank- 40th anniversary year -changed ita name. -now in its has never In the same way, this bank has never departed from a conservative policy and tested business methods. The Sxx)nd National Bank is a safe place for your savings. Resources Exceeding $3,300,000.00 .DESTBANKIM CONNCLLSVILLC **** SECOND NATIONAL It Is With Pleasure and Satisfaction th^it customers and clients transact their banking business at this Bank. Every facility for promptness and efficiency. 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