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LAST E DIT1ON 'RICE The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. VOL. 36, NO. 98. Tlio Weekly Courier. Founded July 17, 1870. Tho Dally Courier. Founded November 10, 1002. Mcrucd. July 18. 1023 CONNELL-SVILLE, PA.,. MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 28, 1938. TEN PAGES. F O R D C I T Y L O S E S F I R E CONVENTION Western Pennsylvania Association Resents Change of Date. ACTION IS UNPRECEDENTED For the first time in the nistory of the Western Pennsylvania Firemen's Association, nearly 45 years old, a convention was taken from a community that had previously been selected to serve as host to the annual meeting in August when the firemen voted to quit Ford City. The unprecedented action was taken Saturday night when the board of control met at Ford City, chosen late last year to be host to the 1938 convention, in a stormy session that was marked by speeches bristling with anger and hot words. Action was precipitated when Ford City's general chairman reportedly informed the nearly 600 firemen attending the meeting that Ford City had decided to hold the convention the week of the third Tuesday of August despite the fact that the association's constitution, fixed the second Tuesday of August as the week of the annual convention. It was said by persons in attendance that the declaration by the Ford City spokesman brought on an almost riotous outburst as visiting . firemen gave vent to theh- displeasure ' at the purported tone of the "ultimatum." Then followed a series of bitter denunciations of Ford City's convention committee that resulted in vote being taken. The tabulation showed only 15 in favor of holding the convention during the third week of August as. "demanded" by the Ford City firemen, while more than 500 votes were in opposition. The outcome of the vote automatically means depriving Ford City of the right of entertaining the convention next summer. It was said that a county lair is scheduled at Kittanning for the second week of August and that Fore City firemen had alrordy arranged a contract with a carnival lor the third week. Firemen who attended Saturday's meeting said that had n formal request been made to the board of control there was no question but what the plra would have been granted by n vole of the members to forego the by-laws of the association. The announcement cf an "ultimatum," however, precipitated a stormy..scuVion which-brought such bilicr c:,tic-ism that Ford City could not Ivivc retained the convention even had it then sought to sponsor it on the original date. Frank M. Painter of Mount Pleasant, president of the Western Pennsylvania Association, was in charge of the 'meeting when the "fireworks" broke loose. William E. DcBolt, chief of the Connellsville fire company, is chairman of the executive committee authorized to make contacts to ascertain what community might want to serve as host to the 1S38 convention. Attending the convention with Chief DeBolt were J. L. Lcichliter, Jack McWilliams, H. F. Atkins, Harry O. Bower, William Haley, E. C. Stewart, John Moore and John Moore, Jr. Husband Shoots Estranged Wife; Commits Suicide LATROBE, Feb. 28.--William Malloy, 22, of Latrobe, fatally wounded his bride of five months, Lea Mae Sauers Malloy, 20, and then killed himself Saturday evening in the front of the home of his wife's sister, Mrs. Catherine Machen. Coroner H. Albert McMurray pronounced the shooting murder and suicide. Mrs. Malloy was shot twice in the back of the head as she ran screaming fiom his car, parked in front of the- Machen home where the woman had been living since leaving her husband's apartment after a quarrel. The meeting between the estranged couple had been arranged ut Malloy's request and the husband was said to have tried to prevail on his wife to return to him. They were talking about 10 minutes when the shooting occurred. Malloy undoubtedly had planned what he was uoin^ to do as polite found notes ad- o.i'.'tcd to his father and to his nothcr-in-law in his pockets, the wo notes saying he loved his wife, was sorry for what he was about to r.o and asked that they be burled ::cle by side. The last request, how- over, 'will not be complied with. TTalioy will be buried in St. Rose's (vmetcry at Bradenvillc and' his wife will be buried in Unity Cemetery. 'Stork Derby" Mothers Excited Mn. Mathew Kenny ... shouts In linger .Mn. Paulina Mno Clarke . . · appears pleated Two mothers In Toronto's "»tork derby" coat leave court In different moods. Mrs. Mathcw Kenny, left, is seen departing as eho shoutl her anger at lawyers and court officials who tried to determine whether three stillborn children were eligible. "They're treating me liko dogs," shouted Mrs. Kenny. "They can take their money." On the other hand, Mrs. Pauline Mae Clarke, right, seems pleased over progress of the case to determine who can sharo In the $500,000 left in the will of Charles Vance Millar to the Toronto woman or women bearing- the most children In ten yeari. Mrs. Clarke's attorneys contended that several of her children, whom others tried to class as Illegitimate, were not, since they were born In wedlock although her husband was not registered as the father. SNYDER ORIGINATOR OF SUPER-HIGHWAY SYSTEM FOR NATION City's Used Cars Worth $100,000; Ready for Sale Plans were furthered for Con- ncllsville's participation in National Used Car Exchange Week, slated for March 5 to 12, at a meeting of the city's automobile dealers held Saturday night at West Side Motor Company garage. It was learned that approximately 450 automobiles representing an investment of more than $100,000 comprise the city's used car slock. Dealers agreed it was best to "take their licking" now by slashing prices and affixing present-day values in order to establish a price standard to govern future transactions. Huge banners proclaiming National Used Car Exchange Week will be displayed throughout the city and attractively decorated show rooms will feature dealers' second-hand cars instead of new models as heretofore. The support of the various civic clubs will be solicited as every effort is being directed towards making this event a great success. Each of the 10 participating dealers will place six vehicles on display in the two streets reserved for that purpose. Salesmen will be on hand from 9 A. M. to 9 P. M. daily. The cars will be uniformly marked as to year, model, price and dealer. Motorists arc reminded about the change in parking during the week of the show. The large used car lot in West Crawford avenue will provide free parking with an attendant to care for the machines. Another meeting of dealers will be held at the West Side Motor Company at 7:30 tonight to complete plans and hear reports of various committees. Hitler to Visit Italy During May By United Press. BERLIN", Feb. 28.--Adolf Hitler will visit Italy in May, the Deutsches Xachrichtcn Bureau, scmi-ofticial Gorman nous asnucy, announced to- fiay. RUNAWAY BOYS PICKED UP HERE Jack Gregg, 13, and Keith Hardy, 14, both of Morgantown, W. Va., who ran away from home Saturday night, were apprehended Sunday by Patrolman Kenneth Louden and held at city police station until their parents came to get them. Police we:e notified at 1 o'clock Sunday morning that the boys had ran away and were expected to ride a freight to Connellsville. When they were walking along Water street to get a freight to leave'the city, the officer picked them up. Chief Andrew W. Thomas notified Morgantown authorities. Auto Skids Into role. Mrs. Louise Forsythe of Ncwmyer avenue and Mrs. Mary McCutcheon of Vandcrbilt suffered lacerations when the automobile in which they were riding collided with a pole at Race street and Cedar avenue, South Side, Sunday morning while on their way to church The icy street caused the car, d:ivcn by Itobert McCutcheon, to skid into the pole. The women were treated at ConnrlNvillc ! State Hospital. Brownsville Voters Disfranchised Under Apportionment Bill U. S. COULD MOBILIZE IN FOUR MONTHS WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.--Plans for quick mobilization of man power and industries to place 1,230,000 well- equipped troops in the field within four months after outbreak of war have been completed hy' the War Department, it was learned today. Based by the Army's general staff on experience of the World War, the plans embrace 10,000 industrial plants capable of instant conversion into manufacture of war materials. The plan envisages two methods of recruiting troops. One piovidcs universal conscription. The other calls for creation of citizens' committees, which in cooperation with 16,000 American Legion Posts, would campaign for volunteers. Inasmuch as Saturday was the first day to begin circulation of nominating petitions for the May 17 primary election, Fayette county citizens are keenly interested in the ruling of the Dauphin county court that is being awaited in the constitutionality test of the State apportionment bill that was enacted in 1937 by the Legislature. Much attention is being given to the measure as it provides for a revision of existing boundary lines in redistricting Fayette county for the lower branch of the General Assembly. At the present time there are two districts with the First being allowed but one representative while the Second has been electing three representatives. Under the apportionment bill Uniontown and South Union township will be shifted into the First District and that area will Continued on Page Two. SUPREME COURT SANCTIONS LABOR BOARD, PICKETING Finishes Work With B. O.; To Reside Here Whether or not other members of Congress are attempting to steal the credit from Representative J. Hucll Snydcr of Pcrryopolis of fathering a .system of super-highways traversing the country east and west and north and south, two other bills, almost identical, have made their appearance in the Senate and House in Washington. One bill, by Senator Robert J. Bulkley of Ohio, proposes three cast and west and not to exceed seven north and .south. The other identical bill has been introduced in the House by Representative II. B. Stcagull of Alabama. Representative Snyder's plan was laid before Congress two years ago and its contents arc known to all members of the two houses. Ho is generally recognized as the instigator of the transcontinental highway program. He is said to have had a fol- Continued on Page Six. Governor Escapes As High Wind Hits Landing Airplane By United Preis. HARRISBURG, Feb. 28.--Governor George H. Earlc narrowly escaped injury today as the plane in which he came from Pittsburgh was caught in a 50-mile an hour gale while preparing to land at the Harrisburg airport. Pilot Hal Baisley reported that the wind upset the plane on one wing and he was barely able to right the ship as it touched the ground. Frank "Pop" Watson, who today rounded out his service in the cm- ploy of the Baltimore Ohio Railroad, Company, will be honored at a testimonial dinner at the Metropolitan Club in Pittsburgh tonight by more than 100 employes of the railroad and u group of friends. Mr. Watson, 09 years old, familiarly known as "Pop," has been terminal baggage agent in Pittsburgh since December, 1931, having become baggage chcckmon at the station^ there in August, 1917. He began his railroad career March I, 1913, in the baggage department at Morgantown, W. Va. "Pop" Watson, who is a native of Addison, told friends that his- future plans are indefinite excepting that he intends to make his home for the last years of his life in Connellsville. He will reside in South Eighth street, West Side, with a daughter, Margaret, keeping house for him. He is expected to move here this week. He has been living in Tecumseh street, Hazolv/ood. A son. James W. Watson, who lives lit 533 Morrell avenue, is a motorman for the West Penn Railways Company. Another, Hay, is with the Railway Express Company and a third is ticket clerk in the Baltimore Ohio office in Clarksburg. J. M. Scott, general superintendent of the Baltimore Ohio in Pittsburgh, and John P. Dugan, general bjggage agent from Baltimore, will be the principal speakers at the banquet. Representatives of the railroad from New York, Chicago, Cincinnati and Baltimore were expected to attend. T. E. Drake, Pittsburgh station master, is in charge of arrangements with John D. Bcltz, superintendent of the Pittsburgh division, in the role of toastmaster. Check Forger Gets Six Months to Year Dy United 1'rc.s^. PITTSBURGH, Feb. 28.--Pleading guilty to forgery of two checks stolen from a McKccsport garage owner, Robert J. Evans, Brownsville, today was sentenced by Judge Samuel H. Gardner to serve six months to one year in jail. Evans admitted stealing the checks, totaling $56 from Joseph Einzig, forging signatures und passing them in Clairton and Elizabeth. TELLS OF PLANS FOR BUILDING GIANT BOMBERS WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.--Glenn L. Martin, designer of commercial clipper planes, told the House Naval Affairs Committee today that air supremacy is necessary to maintain a battleship line of defensu and envisioned a day when 142-ton fighting planes will be capable of carrying war to an enemy 11,000 miles away, testimony in the controversy over Martin, called to add his expert vulnerability of battleships to aerial attack, told the committee he already is studying plans for 230,000-pound fighting plane.s--dwarfing the ci col- es I wai plane. 1 - ever designed. By United Pros*. WASHINGTON, - Feb. 28.--The Supreme Court, in two significant labor cases today, upheld an important power of the National Labor Relations Board and voided a Federal injunction against picketing. The action came on a busy court decision day, marked by presentation of Justice Stanley Reed's first opinion and rendering of a number of important decisions. The Labor Board decisions concerned cases involving the Pacific and Pennsylvania Greyhound Lines. The Supreme Court, in an unanimous decision presented by Justice Harlan F. Stone, upheld the power of the board to order concerns to withdraw recognition of alleged company unions without at the same time designating any other specific bargaining agency. The picketing case concerned a Federal district court Injunction to prohibit picketing by the butchers' union against the firm of E. G. Shin- ncr. Milwalkec. The injunction was granted on grounds no labor dispute was involved since the union had no members employed by the firm. The Supreme Court handing down the following important actions: Upheld in a series of four cases tuc right of the Federal Government to collect income taxes upon income o. quasi-state employes such as bank conservators, etc. Agreed to review constitutionality of the revised Municipal Bankruptcy Act passed by Congress to replace the law held invalid by the high court. New Deal Sp!it Looms Over Reorganization Plan of Government Profifs Syslem Or European Fear Idea Choice for America WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.--Bernard M. Baruch, close advisor of President Roosevelt, today declared that the nation must choose between the "profits system and the hope of gain" and "the new European ideas of state regulation and fear of punishment." Testifying before the Senate Unemployment and Relief Committee, Baruch declared that ":f it became clear tomorrow that America has definitely chosen her traditional profits system, forces would be released that would rapidly hasten recovery and rccmployment." Baruch urged modification of the capital gains and undistributed profit taxes, which he contended have "greatly repressed" business expansion and activity. He contended government · could not cope with unemployment until Federal policies have been "well coordinated and synchronized to make for rccmployment." "To activate our economy," Baruch point out, *'wc can rely on the profits system and the hope o£ gain, .or we can try the new European idct of. state regulation and the fear ol punishment. "We can try either, but we can't try both at the same time." Congress Ready to Relieve Business of Heavy Taxes. FIGHT SURE ON CENTRALIZATION Earle Would Give New Name To State College State Labor Board Acl Upheld by Court By United Press. HARIUSBURG, Feb. 28.--The 1937 legislature's act creating the State Labor Board was ruled valid today in Dauphin county court in a decision by Judge John E. Fox. The decision followed first test of constitutionality of the State Labor Relations Act, In another ruling constitutionality of the 1037 legislature's senatorial reapportionment act was upheld by Judge W. C. Shceley, Adams couny. A*, the same time, Judge Shcely held under advisement the question affecting constitutionality of the legislative reapportionment act which Deputy Attorney General C. James Tjdaro admitted is "faulty" in part. COLDEST WEATHER OF FEBRUARY COMES AS MONTH CLOSES The mercury skidded downward over the week-end to bring the coldest weather of the month but the thermometer recorded a gain during the forenoon as the sun came out. A low reading of eight above zero was reported this morning at Indian Head while the official low in Con- nellsvillc was 14 above. The Weather Fair and continued cold tonight, Tuesday increasing cloudiness .ind warmer is l!ie noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania Temperature Hccoid. 1938 19X7 M.iximum ... 36 32 Minimum M 26 Mean . as 29 U. S. Agents Hold WomanJwoMen As Foreign Spies NEW YORK, Feb. 28.--A red- huired hairdresser of the North German Lloyd liner Europa emerged today as the key figure in the Federal Government's drive 1 to smash a spy ring accused of furnishing U. S. Army information to a foreign power. G-men resumed their policy of secrecy after announcing the arrest of two soldiers--one a deserter--and Johanna Hoffmann, the 20-year-old hairdresser, but it was learned that they were searching for two, and possibly three, more members of the ring. A Federal grand jury will investigate the activities of Miss Hoffmann, Erich Glaser, 28, n private stationed at Mitchel Field, N. V., and Guenther Gustavo Rumrich, 27, a former sergeant and deserter. Investigators, engaged in the most intensive spy hunt since the World War, regarded Miss Hoffmann as the most important captive. She was arrested when the Europa docked Thursday. She possessed letters of- Continued on Page Six. Junior Choir, Girl Scout Troop Formed Dy United Brethren Two new .ictivities for young folks are being inaugurated this week at tho- First United Brethren Church. A children's choir,- to be composed of juniors and intermediates of the church will be organized. Try-outs were conducted last Tuesday evening. Miss Jean Hoover has been elected director of the new choir, which will hold its first rehearsal church j By United PrciS. STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Feb. 28.-The University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may be the new name of the Pennsylvania State College if a buggcstion made by Governor George H. Earle as he broke ground for the General State Authority's $5,000,000 building program at Penn State is adopted. "The name of the institution al present is a misnomer," the Chief Executive st'id here Saturday. "This is not a state. It is a Commonwealth and this is not a college, it is a university." Governor Earle said that both he and President Ralph D. Hctzel agree that the name merits careful consideration. He said he "will do al I can to promote it." Other speakers at the program were Senator Joseph F. Guffey and President Hctzel. About 6,000 persons attended the ceremonies. The 10 new buildings which wil be added to the Pcnn State campus arc a new college library, a building for the school of education,.a centra' unit for the present "liberal arls group, an electrical engineering building, an agricultural science building, an agricultural engineering building, a forestry building, "a chemistry and physics building and a poultry building. By LYLE C. WILSON United Press Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.--Gon- ;ress was ready . today to relievo lusincss of burdensome taxes "quick- y, but headed toward a dispute over government reorganization which hreatened to divide the New Deal- Democratic legislative forces still urther. When government reorganization comes up In the Senate today a group if Democrats who opposed judiciary reorganization will resume the battle against what they consider to be a centralization of power in the White louse. _ .. ._· . The House, resuming its discussion o£ the $125,000,000 Interior Department appropriation bill, reach the tax bill this-week and to ass it in short order. Next up for House consideration will ,be the emergency naval construction bill, (resented to Congress as a $800,000,000 measure but conceded now to require $1,000,000,000 or more. The Supreme Court, meeting today to render opinions after a two week recess, may rule on the National ~,abor Relations Board's authority to withdraw recognition as a collective bargaining agent from a labor organization found to be a "company union." Likewise subject to possible decision is the Electric Bond and Share Company's challenge of the constitutionality of the 1935 public utility holding company act There were reports here as the court reassembled on decision day that Associate Justice Benjamin Cardozo, seriously ill for many weeks, may be permanently incapacitated and that Mr. Roosevelt soon may have occasion to make a third New Deal nomination to the higlvberrchT**"---"" 'Replacement of Cardozo would not strengthen New Deal forces on the court because the stricken associate justice in the vital terms of 1934-35- 3C voted more consistently to uphold Roosevelt legislation than did any other member of the court. Off the floor Senate committees this w^ok will be deep in politically potent deliberations. 1. Bernard M. Baruch, "adviser to Presidents since Woodrow Wikon Continued on Page Six. Seadiund Counsel Attacks Lindbergh Law on Kidnaping By United Press, CHICAGO, Feb. 28.--Counsel for John Henry Scadlund, confessed kidnap-slayer of Charles S. Ross, elderly Chicago valentine publisher, today attacked the constitutionality of the Lindbergh law, undcrwhich thi Government seeks Scadlund's life. Pershing Rallies; Takes Nourishmen By United Press. TUSCON, Ariz., Feb. 28.--Gen John J. Pershing, displayed vitality that surprised physicians, rallied to day and took nourishment throug] the mouth for the first time in foui days. The commander had a restles: night, but at dawn his condition began to improve. IRWIN CEREAL PLANT TO BEGIN OPERATION SOON PITTSBURGH, Feb. 28--The/Jer sey Cereal Company is preparing tc reopen its Irwin plant after a five Wednesday evening at the between 6 and 7 o'clock. month shutdown, it was disclosed to A Girl Scout troop has also been | day as the Committee for Industria " '-·-' -·' drop been charges that employes authorised by the official board and I Organisation prcpaicd organized under the direction of tin- "' ~ ""' ' local Board of Christian Education. Mrs. Harold Hoover has been named captain and Miss Dorothy Witt, lieu- ten...n. The first meeting is scheduled fo.- 6:30 o'clock Tuesday night to had locked out. Vice-Prcsidcnt J. G. HOUM.T signci a wage agreement last Tuesday with the United Cereal Workers' Local, a CIO affiliate. The pact, which con the Fellowship Hall of the church, tains a "preferential .;hop" cliuse j Girls from 10 to 14 years of age aic i w,ib approved by union omcers Satur I eligible foi membership in the troop. I day night. $36,987 in State Subsidies Will Be Paid City Schools ; . By United Prcn- ' ' HARRISBURG, Feb. ' 28.--The Auditor General's Department lor- warded to the Stale Treasury today requisitions for payment of $5,572,330 in'subsidies'due second and third- class school districts tomorrow. Districts listed for payments Jncludcd: . - " --" · - ~ Fayctlc--Total $289,373. "Brownsville, $26,930; Connellsville, S36.S87; Uniontown, $25,844, and following township: Dunbar, $25,500; Georges, $25,821; German, $35,627; Luzerne, $14,887; Menallen, $11,226; North Union, $6,290; Perry, §19,459; Redstone, $36,707; South Union, $24,688. Somerset--Total $82,830. Windber, $22,919, and following to%vnships: Concmaugh, $16,142;_Jcnner, $11,679; Shade, $20,989; Somerset, $11,100. Westmoreland--Total $344,117. Arnold, $11,727; Grcensburg, $22,220; Jcannctto, $16,330; Latrobe, $14,642: Monessen. $27,997; Mount Pleasant. $12,605; New Kensington, 326,738; Scottdalc, $14,045: Vandergrift, $13,932, and the following townships: Dcrry, $27,968; East Huntingdon, $13,109; Hempfield, $38,682; Mount Pleasant, $22,813; Pcnn, $11,792; Rostraver, $20,685; Salem, $9,631; Scwickley, $16,101; South Huntingdon, $14,494; Unity,-$8,588, Two Voies Against Jackson Nomination WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.--The Senate Judiciary Committee today reported favorably the nomination of Robert H. Jackson to be solicitor general. The vote was 10 to two with Senalor William H. King, Democrat, Utah, and Senator Warren Austin, Republican, voting against the report. CRUCIBLE FIRE RAZES BUILDING, LOSS $20,000 UNIONTOWN, Feb. 28 A combination store, beer garden, poolroom and residence, was destroyed by fire at "Shantytown," at Crucible, Greene county, late Sunday night, causing an estimated loss of between $20,000 and $25,000. 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