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1'AGE POUIt. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2G, 103S. latlg THE COURIER COMPANY . James J. Driscoll R. A. Doncgan Walter S.-Stimmcl James M. Driscoll J. Wyhe Driscoll Publishoi 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 $2.50 for six months by mail if paid in advance. " " Entered as second class matter at the Fostofflcc, .' - . Connellsville, Pa. "WHEN A MAN BITES A DOG-4" SATURDAY-'.EVENING. FEBRUARY 26, 1938 ;- 3JATIOXAIi,Jj$Ep. "CAU EXCirAXGK WEEK : rLocal dealers ^ill-join with the nearly 45,000 others in. : the country ttie week of March 5 to 12 in a campaign in- I tended, to stimulate business generally and swing the motor Â· industry out of thefdepression. So far as the Industry is . concerned the most serious barrier to business improvement is 'the, unusually -large stock of used cars. Dealers : have.so uiany-they cannot afford to take on others. "Until : they can move the used machines they cannot handle a : normal volume of new cars. : 'So closely has the trade-in practice become tied up -with new car sales that transactions which do not involve a trade : are" exceptional. .With the average buyer the old car takes the~ place of what "would he the down payment if the purchase were on. acwhally.cash basis. Until the used supply is reduced there will Be few new car sales. One of the aims of campaign will be to rid the highways of unsafe,"worn out, unreliable machines; those not equipped with modern brakes, safety glass and having other hazards to traffic. Statistics show eleven million cars seven .years old or older are still licensed. These can be replaced during "exchange week" to the advantage of the purchasers, the dealers and the motoring public. . So, if you have one of out-of-daters look over the stock of ..your dealer.--You can get one more up to date without : initial investment other than your present car. There are f some 500 machines~here from which to make your choice. - BREADXAUGHT VERSUS FI/YKfG FOHTBESS Congress is involved in a controversy over the relative merits of super-dreadnaughts and flying fortresses. One . school of thought defends the battleship. Another clings to ' -the air bomber. The latter group pours forth arguments based on information leaking from the War Department that the giants of the air constitute a real menace to the -. largest"oÂ£ naval monsters that ply the seas. ^ President Roosevelt is quoted as saying he looks upon ';. the battleship as "supreme in its Held." That might be so, ". depending on what is "its fleld." The President is a former Assistant Secretary of the Navy and should be well versed on , the subject. But he has been wrong In so many things one cannot be Warned for questioning his knowledge here. It ' Jsmany years since Tie held the naval office. Implementing 1 r war moves forward as do the agencies of peace. An inventor, Lester P. BaTlow, wrote a member of the Â° F'-.uso Naval Affairs Committee of an "aerial mine" he has V. - t:Â«Â»'eloped that "will revolutionize warfare." Members ' Wvnl] I'.ke to learn more about the "mine." The World , '\ Jr pro.ved the depth bomb a weapon of deadly effectlve- - ness, in dealing" with submarines. Laughing off the aerial menace, naval authorities point .- to a;itl-alrcraft guns on battleships and auxiliary craft capable of firing a five-inch shell ten miles Into the air. On ~ the other hand it said there has been developed a sighting ". device that makes possible dropping bombs inside an area, Â£-200 yards across, close enough to damage large battle craft. ;: ALL SHOULD BE CONSERVATIONISTS ~ i rThergathering here Thursday night of devotees of the ' ~ - outdoors for the fourth annual banquet of the Izaak Wal- tonites was evidence, In large measure, of the enthusiastic , interest in conservation of woods, waters and wild life, a ; growing force in the effort being exerted the country over " toward restoring conditions to something like in. the days of yore. Perhaps not all were disciples of the "Father of - Angling" but most of them would not pass up the oppor- - tunlty to "snag" some of the bass or trout they saw In the motion pictures. The cause would be given impetus If every man and woman there and every lover of the outdoors ; were to become.allied with the Izaak Walton League or Â· r some other sportsmen's organization. They are all work- Â·Â·Ing toward the same.end. .".' ,, 'Organized effort -will be necessary to bring about elear- :;: Jng streams of pollution, saving forests from .destruction by - ^iire and conserving'and increasing the supply, of game and Â£ ;fish;^,Tho inspirational values of the banquet will be lost Z ."unless" the suggestions made:in speech .rand Tictpre bear ~;fruiC- Every man and every wonfari" "should become a Â·; :cdnservationist. Joining one of the" organizations engaged Â» -in that work Is an excellent way to insure better conditions ::-foY.-the boys, and .girls of today and those of the. days to - :cothe, for we have an obligation to the future. What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.--Italy is not believed, by disinterested diplomatic folk in Washington to be overly pleased by the extension of German influence into Austria. Upon second thought, Jt Is not quite correct to ipeak of any diplomatic element as disinterested relative to latest developments in central Europe. All are intensely interested, including our own State Department, but the interest of some diplomatic groups is particularly immediate. Others look, rather, into the future. These semi-disinterested diplomats, then, generally speak, pretty confidentially, of Hitler as having decidedly out-smarted Mussolini. In the Day's News Brief Comment on Current Evtnta Here and There. Even if we do not succeed In making up the deficiency of the finny tribe In our Pennsylvania streams we arc assured by Colonel Paul Hunt of Pittsburgh, speaker at the sportsmen's banquet here, that there will always be plenty of fish in northern Canadian waters. His reason for the prophecy: There arc no snakes and no turtles there. Always on the job satisfying their hunger these two reptiles kill more fish here than all the anglers. Knowledge of this fact should prompt the fisherman to stop long enough to kill everyone he sees In a trout or bass stream or lake. We have an over-abundance of snakes In all streams. As Others Think IL DUCE INTIMIDATED? II Duce, to be sure, appears to have advised Chancellor Schusch- nlgg of Austria to submit to dcr Fuehrer's demand for an Austrian Nazlflcation. The practically unanimous verdict, however, it that Bcnito was, in effect, intimidated. Not that he was scared to death, but he was judicious--probably more to than he liked to be. There is a bit of difference be- twcea the principles of Nazi-ism and Fascism. It is not so wide a difference as to be impossible to harmonize, ma be. Nevertheless, Fascism is indisposed to be assimilated into Nazi-ism. Doubtless, too, some little feeling of personal Jealousy may exist between Hitler and Mussolini--not bitter enough to prevent the latter from allying himself with the former, but sufflcinctly so to prevent n Duce from enjoying being wagged, as a tail, by the Fuchrcristic dog. Mussolini had to submit to it, for all that. Major Vendeville of the Salvation Army hns sounded a call--an SOS-:or furniture and bedding for three needy families. Maybe before this catches your eye the need will have wen satisfied. Even if it has been .here are others who would welcome much needed additions to what they now have. A telephone call, 3096, mil bring somebody from the army to get the articles. : WBHO.CBAl'IC BOSSES IGNORE LABOR. ; Two. events. that may have -far-reaching reapercusslons : in the .primary campaign _wcre recorded yesterday at Harris- 'Â·'_ - IgiforiuglEe~"crO~tKreat ana a possible" ifarty division, : .the State Democratic Committee yesterday endorsed Charles : ^Alvin'Jones of Pittsburgh, for Governor. :* . ;.The Pennsylvania- Federation of Laboi severed its connection/with the American Federation and aligned Itself : ith : J.oh'ri'L.- Lewis' CIO." :: ~Â£ewl9 has been_ insistent the Democrats slate Lien- tehanÂ£ftkvefnbr r rifQnias Kennedy, United Mine Workers : Â·official; rather than Jones. If press stories emanating from ; "Harrilburg^arejto lie taken.at face value, anything can hap: -pen in, the next-few days^or few weeks, to increase discord '. -in the party : ranks and between tha bosses and labor. With : alignment otthe CIO against the Democratic machine pos: ^sible, the way to the polls^nay^be hard. Traditions 6f the Â· ^Democratic party relative. to "rule of the people" have been : "cast to the winds. The bosses have taken all- out of their :;han"di"." "". " . ...... _~ .' - -~ : Read David Lawrence's dispatch today. BISHOP BOYLE FORBEDS CHAXCE GAMES Playing bingo and related games as a source of revenue or of entertainment in Catholic churches of the Pittsburgh Diocese was dealt its death blow in an order Issued yesterday by Bishop Hugh C. Boyle. The order is the second of the kind appearing in press reports recently. The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago ordered cessation of all games of chance for churdi purposes to prevent the church "sinking to the level of the underworld." The stand of the two prelates of different faiths serves to direct attention to a growing practice in churches of several denominations and may have a deterring effect. With one church adopting such means of raising money, then another and another, the procession becomes somewhat like a snowball. Tt takes n decided stand like that of Bishop Boyle to check its progress. TOO MUCH EXPANSION? It widely is recognized that Mussolini over-extended Italy nt opposite ends of the Mediterranean. He spent a lot of energy, men and money upon the Italian war in Ethiopia. He has not conquered Ethiopia yet, cither. The aftermath of the campaign continues to be a drain upon his resources. - Then he lent a hand to support the Franco rebellion in Spain. Germany was supposed Â· to have been sympathetic toward this rebellion also, but the Germans did not do much. They were not overstrained by-their'exertions anyway. They arc - fresh Â· and formidable; Italy is exhausted. situa- GERMANY PREPARED Now arises this Austrian tlon. Germany Is in shape to cope with it. Italy is tired out. Historically enmity exists between Germany and Italy. Before the World War they were allied. But when it came to a show-down, Italy reneged. It did not join the central powers In 1914, or thereafter. "I will never forget your treason." wrote Kaiser Wilhelm to King Victor Emmanuel. Although the kaiser Is now out of the running and the king no longer signifies anything in Italy, I should imagine that German sentiment toward Italy might be somewhat the same old thing. Factographs Evidence that the ocean 13 at least 600 million years old is being considered by U. S. scientists. This colossal figure was calculated by measuring salt deposits in the water The drumflsh, found in the Gulf of Mexico, Is capable of crushing oyster shells with its teeth. Belli are iuns in tci tain 'of the Alp^ mountain^ to wain tiav "I thank Almighty God He put In me the desire to be a fisherman" or words to that effect, said the toastmaster at the sportsmen's banquet, Dr. William II. Hetrick. "I never have gotten enough of fishing. I never shall get enough." Beside this minister-angler sat another of the same stnpe, Rev. L. S. Elliott. The two, one D Lutheran, the other a Methodist, never think of religious differences when fishing is the subject for conversation. They met last spring along Dunbar creek. One 'hung" his trout fly on a birch limb. Attempting to loosen it he plunged "to his neck" In the stream. "The stories my good brother tells are the absolute truth," the toastmaster commented. elcrs of approaching storms. Napoleon was afflicted with aclu- rophobia, a disease which causes persons to fear cats. STRENGTH FOR THE DAY By Earl L. Douglass, D. Â». YOU CANNOT BUY HAPPINESS In a certain little country village wonder how he can be such a Tool __vcs a dentist, known among his as to turn down a good thing, jrofcssional colleagues as one oÂ£ the But he hlas a good thing; in tact, jest dentists in that state. Some he has thelbebt thing any man can ?eais ago an outstanding dentist in ever have-f-hc has n contented heart. large city offered him $25,000 a. He never l/oks at Tiis neighbor's field year it he would come to the city and thinhslhow green it is. He never Â·md be associated with him. The village dentist laughed and gazes at sunset at far-off windows and marvels at the fact his neigh- said, "Why should I move to the city bor's windows appear to be gold for any amount of money? The folks while his are dark and dull. He has love live in this little town, and found life in the little village, and .he hunting'and fishing in this part there he lives it to its full. of the country leave nothing to be desired." ' So there he lives in modest comfort while the city beckons and men with the ilches of Croesus. All rights reÂ«crvcd--Bab son Newspaper Syndicate, He whc cannot be happy where he is and with what he has, could not be happy at the ends of the earth Today in Washington By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.--Somewhere in the dim and distant past, the Democratic party used to make quite a full about the "rule of, the people," and there was much'ado about the primary system, because a set of "bosses" would dominate political conventions and virtually dictate the nominations. Likewise, in the dim and distant past, "wicked" Republicans used to meet in smoke- Hlled rooms and hand out nominations which the people were expected to ratify. Today, the White House is the scene of this same kind of meetings. Maybe the rooms aren't imoke-fllled and maybe the physical personalities no longer resemble the Penroscs and the Quays or the Hannas, but the bosses are there just the same, deciding what nominees the people may have permission to vote for and what offices shall be apportioned to the various custodians of political power. Thus, in the Senate of Pennsylvania, it has been assumed that the primary was for the people to utilize, but now the bosses gather around the President and he is to decide just what the state ticket shall be and who shall be 'the senatorial nominee. Over in Kentucky, Mr. Roosevelt has intervened, too, and in New York state he has already selected a candidate for governor whom the offlcerholders, relief workers and re-' cipients of Federal bounties and favors are expected to support. This is 1938 political realism with a vengeance. The old-fashioned politicians see nothing wrong with it. Staunch Republicans as well as reactionary Democrats will defend it as a better method of keeping party harmony than primary fights, with their factional damage. But the progressives--the people who eschew any party label that stands for the rule of the few against the rule of the many--are still believers in the idea that nominations should be made by the rank and flic of the Continued on Page Five. PRODIGALITY (Baltimore Sun.) Prodigality is lighting the candles on the table flve minutes before the family has assembled for dinner. It is calling up somebody from youi home in the suburbs Instead of waiting until you can reach a friend 1 ! home in town and borrow the telephone. It is using the starter when you: car is on a hillside, and paying for a parking place instead of searching toi a space on the curb. It is letting n letter go as it is when you suddenly realize that you have used a three- cent stamp where a two-cent stamp was sufficient, and pouring grease down the sink instead of keeping it to fry something else with. It is ordering cream instead of taking it off the top of the milk, and throwing out stale bread rather than cat bread pudding. It is tossing away stamped return envelopes that could be used for family letters by scratching out the address thereon. It is taking a chocolate soda with Ice cream In it and not just plain. It is buying anything that isn't part of n special sale or cut rate, and paying the price marked on the outside of the container nt which it was expected to be sold. It is gratifying n weakness for orange juice at breakfast nnd turning up your nose at prunes. It is going to a doctor before you have taken your own temperature and found a degree of fever. It is filling your fountain pen with ink bought by yourself rather than wait until you reach a bank or other public place where ink is dispensed gratis. It is giving a waitress a tip of more than a nickel and n waiter one of more than 15 cents. It is demanding a new shirt when the cuffs on the old one could be turned and the neckband repaired. It Is deliberately discarding a safety razor blade just because, after the fifth shave, it is beginning to scratch. Prodigality is, in short, simply throwing away your money with little regard for the consequences, on such extravagances as these, thereby rejecting all possibility of becoming a millionaire and running the risk of going down into history as a profligate and a wastrel. HEREDITY PUZZYE Tilts Janet of ours la a puzzle to me. Such a headful ol curious notions has jhcJ I may say to her: "Don't!" But there'* nothing the won't Attempt If the -whim for It Pops In her head. With a imlle on her face. She will fly to embrace Every moment for Joy Till we send her to bed. So brimful of life and co tireless sho seems, That brain of hers must have bÂ«n seeded with dreams She chatters away Through the whole of the day, And the commonest thins Is a source of delight. From the hour of her birth She has bubbled with mtrth, She love* everything Except slumber and nlfht. said io her mother last evening Â»t tea: 'That Janet of ours U a puzzle to me. I can't figure out Why she scampers about So restlessly eager To dare and to do." And the mother replied: "Putting joking aside, That child iÂ» a pocket- Edition of you," ^ if well housed and kept clean A Brooder HOUSE built now can be used all spring and summer and turned into a laying pen this fall. May we figure with you. An insurance policy is only as valuable as the resources and stability back of it. Think this over when buying insurance. This agency represents only companies of proved strength. WE SOLICIT YOUR PATRONAGE J.DONALD PORTER tSSTJRASCE First Kaflonnl Bank Bldg., Connollsvillc, Fa. TAX N.OTICE Tuesday, March 1st is the last day on which to pay the last installment of 1937 city taxes without penalty. C. K. McKESSON, Tax Collector Phone 1000 South ConnellsviSle Kejir C'lijifitaii Ula.'o Co. : , I'D. March ISUi Is the deadline for Federal Income Tax returns. 3Inke your return early --avoid the lust minute rush nnd possible penalties for lateness. Having the necessary funds to meet fixed expenses such as taxes, insurance premiums, and ot/ier items, is much easier if you set aside a portion of your income in a Savings Account each w e e k throughout the year. Estimate the total of your "Used" yearly expenses, divide by 52, and you have the amount you should deposit each week. Open an account here, if you haven't one already, and regular weekly deposits will do the rest. Next year, when you need cash to meet fixed expenses--you'll have it! Connellsville Pa. r Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.