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I/AGE FODK. I'HB DAILY COURIER, CONNBL.LBV1J-,J_,1!;, f A. TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 1939. iattg (torier THE COURIER COMPANY James J, Driscoll R. A. Doncgan Walter S. Stimmel James M. Driscoll J. Wylie Driscoll Pu'ibuihe: President and General Manager Secretary^ and-Treasurer ,,. ,, , ~ ^T\. ,, 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; 35 per year, or $2.50 for six months by mail if paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Postoflice, Connellsville, Pa. TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 14, 1S39 GIBX SCOUTING HAS BIRTHDAY Along with the half million others in the United States, the Girl Scouts of America of Connellsville are this week celebrating the 27th anniversary of. the organization. Girl Scouting came into being at Savannah, Ga., March 12, 1912. Its founder was Juliette Low. It has had a rapid growth, more than 2,000,000 girls passing through it in the slightly more than a quarter o£ a century. The movement has taken a firm hold in Connellsville and South Connellsville. Against four troops last year there are now seven in the two municipalities, one of the senior rank. There is also a troop ot Brownies,'who correspond to Cubs in Boy Scouting. That means the membership here has been practically doubled since the celebration o£ 1938. With the growth in numbers there will be a more elaborate program for the coming year. ' Embraced In this will be camping on a larger scale and a generally broadened field of activity. In order to raise the standard of leadership, the local council, which is in its second year, will endeavor to send all troop captains to Camp Barree, near Slate College, for an intensive training course, in May. The community bdasts of 150 registered Scouts. Others are awaiting the formality o£ registration. The women who are giving largely of their time and energy to training of the girls along useful lines of endeavor and in character building, which 3s the backbone of the movement, are doing a great work. They constitute a group of which the community may well be-proud and to which it owes a debt of gratitude for volunteer service the fruits of which will be gathered in the coming years. GEEAT TEEE SEEDLHtG DE3IAXD ,, The tremendous demand for tree seedlings raised and distributed by the Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters is indicated by the statement that more than 13,-000,000 seedlings and transplants will he shipped to planters throughout the State during the current season. The orders range in number from 1,000, the minimum accepted, to 60,000. All are for spring planting. While stocks of most seedlings are exhausted, the department has on hand black locust, pitch pine and Banks' pine. Considerable areas of Fayette, Westmoreland and Somerset counties have been planted in evergreens. This has been going on. for several years. One of the first to turn to reforesting was the H. C. Frick Coke Company. It planted large numbers of seedlings on idle land. ' Persons who have been unable to get supplies for the current season are advised that orders are now being booked for the spring of 1940. No inventory has been taken to determine the stock which will be available then, but the department is increasing its plantings from year to year as the demand increases. THE 1ABOB GROUP CONTROYEBSS " Whatever the motive back o£ John L.JLewis^tso-eaHed peace offer, the contending labor organizations-owe it;to themselves, to industry and business and to the publicrto thresh it out about the conference table. With'-the majority Of industries and businesses, unionization is accepted-as something that cannot_well be avoided,- Therefore it-is incumbent on the warring factions to get together so that employers wilH not be continually harassed by troubles resulting from 'disputes between the American Federation, o£ Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations or friction within these groups. It Is regrettable that'men of large affairs, such as' L the presidents of the two unions, should fly into rage and'dis- play a disregard for the rights of the public by so doing. The rank and file- of the unions,' also, have a right to_ demand that their interests be considered. They, too, suffer 'from the bickerings of :their leaders. As to Lewis, if'it is established he is merely baiting the opposing group, there should be some means of disciplining him. ' - STALES; OFF IN OBSERVATIONS ;Students "of international intrigue-see in the speech last week of Josef Stalin, the Soviet dictator, a gesture aimed at placating Hitler, even the possibility of,some sort of pact between the two nations. The theory- arises out of the condemnation by. Stalin of. what he called eflorts of the United States and Great Britain to embroil the two'radical peoples in war. The observers "believe Stalin wants peace, notwithstanding his boastful words about an invincible army and a big navy. If his envoys in Uncle Sam's domain would just keep him fully informed, he would know also that we want peace, nor only with Germany and Italy but with the colossus of the Old World. If it were not for the activity of some of his Reds, little thought would ever be given°to the possibility of a brush with the Stalinites. The Russian dictator ridicules the suggestion he fears the anti-Communists of Europe and Asia. Americans hope his lack of fear is well founded. That being true he holds the balance of power. KETSTOXE STATE PRODUCTION Ul Pennsylvania dairy farmers may be having troubles among themselves involving price cutting and other unethical practices, as some of their number charge, but they are coming along finely in production. The State Department of Agriculture shows the aggregate of milk as of February 1 to have been six per cent higher than a year earlier and nearly the same as the peak for that date in 1932. Likewise poultry raisers' of the Keystone State are thinking in larger figures. Producers plan to purchase and raise nine per cent more baby chicks than last year, an increase of eight per cent. There is no indication that Pennsylvanians arc concerned about crop reduction of any kind. Of course this is ao longer a New Deal state. THE GIANT'S CAUSEWAY What's What At a Glance STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. ' WASHINGTON, Mar. 14. -- The funniest feature of German and Italian reaction to speeches at our recent Sesqulcentennial Congressional Celebration in Washington \vas embodied in the totalitarian governments' super resentment at the suggestion that Nazi-ism and Fascism, far from being anything new, simply are reversions to the dark ages, or even the pre-dark ages. Berlin and Rome are prepared lor attacks on their respective present systems; they take the position that said systems are so young and original as not yet to be understood here or in other democratic countries. But it makes 'em boil to have it intimated that they're mere copy-cats from the days of medieval despotism, the phnraohs and earlier. Japan isn't so sore, for the Japanese never have pretended, with any sincerity, to have emerged yet from the Samurai era. The Germans and the Italians, however, are driven fairly wild at the suggestion that they've retrograded by a few centuries. To be sure, their governments have issued nothing official on the subject, but their press gives plenty of voice to their feelings--and everyone is well aware that their press is as official as their governments. Once on a time, within my recollection, Germany's newspapers were nearly as independent as our own, Occasionally an editor was overhauled on a "lese majeste" charge but that was for getting too personal relative to royalty--not on general political principles. And he had a semi-fair trial; he wasn't slammed into a concentration camp without a hearing. It was a moderately free press. As for Italian journals--they were downright Iibelous. Illustratively Benito Mussolini ran a daily in Milan, and he was so anti-governmental that, as we know, he argued the nation in a revolution. But now let an Italian paper say anything against Signor Mussolini--and watch what happens to its editor. Congressman Sol Bloom. Congressman Sol Bloom of New York had more than any other single individual to do with arranging the national legislative chamber's ses- quieentennial celebration. In fact, I think he inspired it. No earlier congressional anniversary ever was celebrated. Congressman Bloom is a specialist on American history and its personalities--George Washington, adoption of the Constitution, congressional sesquicentennials. What next? He'll thir.k of something, all right. Congressman Bloom, by the way, was one o£ Mussolini's first friends in this republic, He was acquainted with Benito when the latter still was a comparatively obscure Milan newspaperman, who called himself a very advanced liberal. Sol naturally doesn't like him so well any more. Except among the "bund" folks, Iloj-r Hitler never has had any admirers here, but Signor Mussolini had a good many for a while. Ho hasn't now, though. Theie were three propositions embodied in the three essential speeches on congiessional sesquicentennial day: 3--Chief Justice Hughes summarized what the U. S. got out of independence. 2--President Roosevelt summarized what, in particular, we've got to hang onto. 3--Speaker Bankhead warned us against Nazi-ism's and Fascism's internal "dirty work," in an effort, right in our own midst, to undermine democracy. The Hughes and Roosevelt talks cail for no comment. What we got j is OK and of course we want to hang I onto it. WE NEVER GET LESS THAN WE ASK FOR "Ask, and it shall be given you. .. For everyone that asketh receiveth." The Bible nowhere says that God will give us whatever we ask for. But this it does say, that every time we ask anything of God He will give us something. There never has been and there never will be unanswered prayer. "Everyone that asXoth receiveth." It is a promise straight from the lips of our Master Himself that God hear? every prayer we offer and gives to us out of the fullness ol His Fatherly love. If we ask anything wrong, the first thing He gives us is a change of heart. If we ask for unwise things, He gives us wisdom. If we ask prematurely, He gives us patience ord understanding. We may not be conscious of the fact that He has given these gifts; but of this we can be sure, that every time we flik, God will give us something out of the fullness of His love, and that something will be whut we ourselves would want it we possessed perfect wisdom and what we will some day prize above earthly riches, )£ we persist in our prayers and seek a fuller life with God. If we ask for bread, He never Kives. us, a stone. If we ask for a fish, He never gives us a serpent If \\o ask lor an egg, Ho t never gues us a scorpion. He gives either what we ask for or something bettei--never less than what v,e ask for. All richls reserved--Babson Newspaper SIDELIGHTS The motto o£ the Girl Scouts ot America who this week celebrate the 27th anniversary of the foundation of the movement, is, like that of the Boy Scouts, "Be Prepared"; the slogan, also like the Boy Scouts, "Do a Good Turn Dally." And like the boys, the girl promises to help other people at all times; to obey the Scout laws. Ten cardinal principles arc embraced in the Scout Laws. They are: A Girl Scout's honor is to be trusted. A Girl Scout is loyal. A Girl Scout's duty is to be useful and to help others. A Girl Scout is a friend to all and a sister to every other Girl Scout. A Girl Scout is courteous. A Girl Scout is a friend to animals. A Girl Scout obeys orders. A Girl Scout is cheerful. A Girl Scout is thrifty. A Girl Scout is clean in thought, word and deed. Initiative, self-control, self-reliance and service to others and many qualities which will be most worthwhile when a girl grows to womanhood are developed by a program which centers around outdoor living, home making and community service. In their hikes and camping, Girl Scouts learn simple human needs and how to meet them; to enjoy natural recreation instead of artificial amusement, the worth and pleasure of work and lastly, nature loie. NEWS BEHIND THE NEWS By PAUL MALIGN WASHINGTON, Mar. 14.--Mr. Roosevelt compla»ned'to the press he ad never seen it pointed out in the ead of. a newspaper story that only vc out, of every 100 on relief should ot be there. Half the population .oes not know that, he said. The WPA apparently did not know I either. The President should have ncluded his relief headquarters mong those in ignorance. His complaint was made at 10:30 \. M. Friday. Late the previous af- crnoon, Works Progress Administra- or Harrington talked to the press on he same subject. "I will be willing give you something on that very hortly," he said, "but at this junc- uie it is slightly misleading . . . Jntil we get through to the end of his investigation of the need (of hose on relief rolls), we won't have the picture and anything that is vritten on it in the meantime is ikely to be misleading." ton announces in a week or 10 days that only five per cent o£ every 100 on relief are not needy. It will no doubt be an unhappy occasion for Colonel Harrington i£ he doesn't. Meanwhile the incident sheds some light on the peculiar test for the press existing in Mr. Roosevelt's mind--and also why newsmen here have aged considerably under the New Deal. The day after the President spoke, WPA was still saying its investiga- i would not be ocmpleted for a week or 10 days and that no figures could be accurate until the study was completed. All inquiries were met with a copy of Harrington's previous statement. This apparently explains why Mr. Roosevelt has not read it in the press, but it does not explain how VTr. Roosevelt and the other half of the enlightened population (his estimate) were enlightened, or--as Colonel Harrington puts it--"misled." Perhaps it will turn out all right in the end if Colonel Harring- Three of the outstanding railroad legislators in Congress are now agreeing privately there can be no major railroad legislation. The boys have not been able to get together, they say. The latest Lea bill setting up a transportation hoard is not likely to get anywhere in the Senate. (Two leading senators refused to sponsor it.) Trouble within the situation is as extensive as you could imagine. Rail managers cannot get together with the bankers and neither can they get together with railway labor and vice versa. The President has his ideas, Senator Wheeler has others, and there are halt a dozen self-ap- ointed experts in the Senate pulling half dozen different ways. Two minor steps probably will be nacted, (a) repeal of land grant ates to the railroads and (b) some ort of Federal regulation of water- r ay traffic (either in the ICC or Maritime Commission.) The Baltimore Ohio Cooperativ Traffic Organization and the Ladie Auxiliary invite you, Mr. and Mr John Public, to the Y. M. C. A. to morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock to hear C. Vernon Thomas talk about the New York World's Fair. He has lot to say, if what the Rotarlans and Kiw,inians got recently is a sample. The lecture he gives is illustrated by slides oE the fair, which is scheduled to open May 1. Fumes from a hot water heater in a bathroom are blamed for the death last Saturday at Jearmette of Miss Mary Tiberio, 24, stenographer for the Westmoreland County Assistance Board at Creensbuig. "Molly" had gone to take a bath. Just a few minutes later, when a member of the family called her for lunch, she was dead. Such tragedies are not common but they give warning ot the danger that may lie in a defective or improperly adjusuted gas heater anywhere in the home. As Others Think WHY BL.AME THE TREES? (Latrobe Bulletin.) The New Jersey State Senate went ght ahead, confirming the governor's appointment of young Frank Hague, Jr., as a lay judge o£ the Court o{ Errors and Appeals, notwithstanding all the objections that had been made, and notwithstanding the threat of Samuel Rushmore, wealthy inventor, to chop down everyone o£ the 1,000 trees growing upon his fine estate at PlainBeld, as well as to tear down his handsome residence stone by stone. T 1 . e threat by Mr. Rushmore illustrates the degree of the feeling aroused among some of the citizens of the state over the strange course taken by Governor Moore to "please FranVjs daddy." But why he should pick upon the poor trees in venting his anger and his disgust remains inexplicable, except upon the ground that inventors are a bit queer sometimes. Mr. Rushmore, who is 67 years of age, is declared to be posssessed of 85 patents, ranging from electric starting devices on automobiles to searchlights and depth bombs used by the United States Navy. It is said that recently he perfected a device for ''steam-cooling" automobiles, which may bring drastic changes in automotive power design. One might wish that the inventor would turn the cooling device upon his own head, before setting the ihoppers to work cutting down'th pler.did trees which grew around his lome, Mr. Rushmore should take heed o he thought that the trees, it allowed o grow, will outlast the new judge and will be adding beauty to Plain field and to New Jersey, long alte he young man will have moved on to something else. The inventor, in addition to vowin :hat he will have all the trees cu down and his house demolished, ston by stone, threatens to leave New Jer :ey because "Hague is the law." Come on over to Pennsylvania, Mr Hushmore. But allow the trees t stand. Irwin's last veteran of the War of the States as the South would rather have us call it, Daniel T. Marsh, was laid away Saturday afternoon with full military honors. He was in his 94ih year. Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion joined in paying tribute to a grand old man. Comrade Marsh was an honorary member of the V. F. W. In their home making activities the Scouts are taught to find fun and interest in household tasks which often are considered dull and tiresome. The patrol system, with its self-government and group activities, fits its rrtembers for taking part in a'fTairs of life in later years. It also gives them a wholesome interest in community affairs. Group competition and group cooperation in dozens of activities transform the more or less difficult :ob of learning to live usefully and happily into a fascinating game. Tile foregoing is the program of the more than 150 Girl Scouts in Connellsville and South Connellsville, under the direction of a group of earnest a n d self-sacrificing women. Just as boys become better Today was of the ideal kind for the makers of maple sugar and syrup ·frosty in the moming, with a warm sun following. The alternate freezing and thawing produce good runs of sap. The bane of the producer in a continued warm spell. This season has been fairly good, the owneis of gloves say. There has been a flood of naturalizations among the movie folks The latest to become an American citizen will be Marlene Dietrich German star, who go- her seconc papers. Bui in London, Louise Browne, American-born actiess, became a British subject, saying she would lathei stey on the London stage, where age means nothing, than flght for a living in New York 01 Hollywood where youth commands a premium. Letters to The Editor Sditor, The Courier: Why is it that if there is a disaste in a foreign country, such as th earthquake in Chile or a famine ir China, that the Red Cross and even the Government sends them help-food, clothing, money? But when w have a local disaster, it is up to th people of the immediate locality t remedy it after paying their dollar to the Red Cross to help sufferers ir foreign countries. I think charity should begin home. ' ' O. H. SHALLENBERGEE Vanderbill, Pa. What the Administration is up to, talking about building Latin American warships in U. S. yards, is ,ot quite clear. It cannot be done. anyone with one foot Inside knows lat, including Foreign Relations Chairman Pittman and acting State Secretary Welles, who are doing the alking. The navy yards are now working t utmost capacity and have orders nough from the U. S. building pro- sram to keep them busy another our or five years. The private yards are nearly as heavily pressed. Shortage of building facilities is so ibyious that revival of defunct old vartime yards is being considered. Jeflciency in technical personnel is the drawback. But the Navy could not even spare time or space to build ight cruisers or destroyers tor anyone else, as the Bremerton and Mare sland yards on the coast, devoted to this lighter type o£ work, are as lull as the others. Messrs. Pittman and Welles must Continued on Page Eight Stray Thoughts By S M DeHUTF ' A lot of folks besides myself leel the University at Pittsburgh dropped he wrong pilot. Heaven knows I'm not attempting to offer advice, but iust between you and me, wouldn't it better lor all concerned if Mr. Roosevelt would remember that he's President of the United States of America--not the united states of the world? Who the dickens forced a copy of the Pitt News inside of a tightly locked, iron bound private locker, down where L work? -The least that can be said for those Luzerne county New Dealers »s that they weren't pikers wnen it came to spending taxpayers' money. If you've ever seen Dr. C. W. Utts, physician and sportsman, without a toby, you've seen more than I have. And who hung a card on a local dentist's office door, reading "Vassar 20, Pitt. 0?" A terrible cold prevented adding my attendance to our town's "widow's mite" exhibition of Americanism-at the High School last Friday evening. Seems almost unbelievable that in such a short space of time, the dictatorial demeanor of "Democrat members of our State Legislature could degenerate into one of plain childish, mule-ish stubbornness. Just who's sponsoring Amos 'n' Andy right now--a soup making concern or the New York World's Fair? For a while last Friday night it looked as if our police would experiment with tear' gas bombs. From all reports, Paul Gantz, a West Side youth, sang exceptionally well over the radio last Sunday afternoon. Here's something you'll be tickled to death to know-Guatemala declared its independence 118 years ago today. Let's go to press. Repiesentative John J. Finneity, Philadelphia Democrat, wants legislators to have authouty to maks ar- yourjg citizens under the direction | rests. He introduced a bill to amend the definition of "peace offlcei" to m- of the scoutmasters, with the cooperation of the troop committees and the district council, so the Gi-l Scouts build for useful womanhood under the leaders of the seven troops here and at South Connellsville. elude members of the General Assembly State taxpayers, however, would be better satisfied if the Gen- ON WINTER'S BACKBONE I'd say It s 'bout time again When prophets, look for writing men To say by every, sign and token This winter's backbone has been broken Always* about this time of ear Such optimistic chaps appear And always \\e are promptly snowed lip By storms the omens hadn't sho^Rti up. Thifa bright piediction never vanes. Though almost forty Februaries And early 'Marclies, seers and bagcb Have asked for space on inside pages To prophesy an early spring, When soon the birds would start lo sing. And always has a blizzard trailed them. Somehow, It faeemed, the signs had failed Yet when I wake some morning pleasant To find the old prediction present And read the line the sage lias spoken: "Backbone ol winter real'y broken 1" Again I'll joyously receive H, Applaud and htruggle to believe it. eral Assembly was filled w:th men , Although deep in ir mind I'm knowing capable of oc-irg legislatois, MTomoriow I shall find it bnosving. DAVIDSON'S , "Meet Me at Davidson's" 2 pc. basque suit. New pastels. 12- · 7.95 Exclusive That's you . . . in our clever young clothes! All smart, low-priced surprises for every occasion!

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