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FAGE FOUR. DAILY COUBTBR, CONNKLLSVIL1J,, PA. SATURDAY, MARCH 8, J930. Itattg Clmtrtfr. THIS COUR1KH CO., HBNRT P. 3NTDBK, and Editor, 1878-1OT6. MRS. K M. SNTDKR, President, 1018-1022. imiSOOUU JAMBS J PrMid«nt and MISS S. A, Secretary and Treasurer. JOHN I* OANS, Managing Editor. WAl/rBJR S RTTMMBI* City Editor. MISS LYWNTE B KINCEIJX SoUsty Bditor. MEMBER OF Ajmrican Newspaper Publisher* As»oclatlon, Audit Bureau of Circulation. Pennsylvania Newspiper Publlth»r« A»s0cl»Uon. Two cents p«r copy; 50o per month; I5.0O per yaar by mall if, paid In »d- vanne. l»o per week by carrier. Entered a* second class matter «t th« postofllco, ConneUavlllo. SATURDAY EYENINtt, MAR. 8, 19SO. THE HUMAN EQUATION IH MINE ACCIDENTS. In his recent comments on the problem ot accident prevention in the mines of Pennsylvania, Secretary Walter H. Glasgow, enunciated a principle, which, if disregarded in any field of human activity, must bo followed by casualties, some of which aro, certain to be fatal. It is the human equation as applied bo the safeguards that are taken or unheeded, that forms the most difficult of all the problems that are encountered In the efforts to make accident prevention methods more effective. "Until each and overy person," said Secretary Glasgow, "engaged In mining ia brought to the full realization that his own life is dependent upon observance of mine laws and tafety rules and th- use of mine safeguards, the tatal accident toll continue to be a predominant feature in the mining industry." The mental attitude of a mine worK- er who persists in ignoring mine safety lairs, or spurnw the uae of safety d«vico* Is, Secretary Glasgow says, Imitation of the driver of a motor vehicle "who laughs at icy streets or n railroad crossing" We aro well aware of the toll of death that follows in the path of the careless ^intomotllBt, and that it is vastly than the fatal accidents in real mining. That the number slaughtered by the motor car is increasing in almost a direct ratio to the increase of the number of cars in use, while mine casualties remain almost stationary, and some months show decided decrease, makes the comparative record highly favorable to mining But the general public, which should havo a more viUl i n k i est in accident pi eventlon in all lines than is usually displayed, is proi.e to regard mining- as much more hazardous, and a more prolific source of casualties In dealing with the mine accident Situation Secretary Glasgow wisely suggests that "through educational methoclb, Intelligent supervision and discipline, if need be, we hope to help mine operators and miners to help themselves ' By thoso methods only is there prospect of improvement, the degree of which is dependent upon the completeness with which tho human equation is eliminated. Tho same also is true ot automobile accidents. D. T. H. 10ST BUT Dunbar Townahip High School basketball team went down to defeat before the faster playing cjuIntel fiom Monesaen, but they fought bravely to the end of the) final struggle in Pittsburg Thursdaif evening For the courage with -which they re sisted th? bewildering passing attack of their opponents, and the grit with which they contended against almost overwhelming odds, (he Dunbar team is to be congratulated. It requires bravery and determination of a rare sort to play a gamo th« conclusion of which becomes apparent in the early btages. For the loyalty of th« fans that stood encouragingly behind the icrt and black to the last whistle the team has abundant reason to be- both proud and thankful. That upwai ds of 4o4 of their admirers and friends made the journey merely to witnese the test^of skill between their favorites and the Moneaeen team, shows that the school spirit at Dunbar Township High has attained a remarkable development. Although they failed to eliminate the opposing team the w arera of the red and black can rest content and satisfied that they played A good game and did their utmost to win They have won the admiration of all tlie friends ot thoir institution and of basketball fans whp follow the game with interest That should be a con- sohttion that will compensate in part for tho failure to gai:i a winning score TOUR IXCOME TAX, Allowance for Depreciation. Business property kent in repair may be tho subject of P depreciation allowance The allowance for depreciation is intended to cover the estimated lessening in value of the original property, doe to wear and tear, decay, etc , which in time will require the abandonment or replacement of the property, in spite of ordinary current repairs. Tho cost of incidental repairs, which neither materially add to the value of tho propprty nor^ appreciably prolong its life, may be deducted as a business expense, provided the plant or property account IB not im reasod by the amount of such expenditures. If, however, the repairs are of such a kind as to make goxxi the depreciation, for example, a new floor or a new roof, the cost Is not deductible Tho amount expended by a taxpayer during the taxable year for improvements, replacements, or renewals of a permanent nature i a capital expenditure, and may n 4 bo deducted from tho gross inccm* for such taxable year Tho amount so expended should be civilged directly to the pi operty account or t a depreciation leserve account, according to how depieclation is treated in the taxpayer's books of account A prorate portion theieot may be 'ledurted as depreciation each year of the Ufa ot such improvement. Bre'r Groundhog will have to atep on the gas it ho expects to close his reign as a weather xguUtor in the lat week assigned U him. Bear in mind the Go-to-Church pro- toutiuues throughout the month, of Without yiur presence the record of joui churc't will be incomplete. Dr Cook will be In e to make^plana for another polar expedition after his engagement, at Lea»enwortb terminates tomorrow, but lie will doubtless lesist the temptation. A VISE SPIJU1 OK CO-OFKKATION. The m u t u a l understanding leached between the supporters of the BreaK- neck-Melcroft, the Bauning-Layton- Dawson roads ind the roads eom- mitteo of tho Board of Trade, to submit the two proposltioni. to the State Highway Department for an expression of prefereaco as to which shall bo undertaken first, upon the receipt of which the three bodies -Aill join in support of tho choice of the Highway Department, ia a signal display of community spirit It reveals a willingness to J?o along on a program of highway be! torment thnt will dlti- mately mean the completion of both projects. Had there been a peraistont determination by either road body to Insist upon their own project to tho exclusion of the otiier, a condition might have arisen that would result in neither being undertaken at an early date. The conclusion reached, however, gives more certain assurance that the two roads wlH be given attention by the Highway Department in turn and in due time both improvements will bo provided. The Board of Trade ia interested as much in one as iu the other and stands ready 10 exert its influence In whatever direction will best f-ervo the respective projects and ttie communities in which they ar« located. It will, therefore, be ready 10 do its part iu carrying out the letter and spirit of the agreement that has been reached in a line spirit of cooperation and understanding. The mountain stoim has lost none of its tharaeteristi -s as a March visitor. Pedestrians need to carry a full load of ballast M they hope to t ravel on an even 1-eOl. CAN GERMANY MEET REPARATION DEMANDS? 1 CONNELLHVILLK SHOULD BK TOMATO LOADDfG POOfT. It Is unfortunate that the Hein! Company did not seo its way clear to 'continue to u ,e Connellsvilleas a shipping point to" the tomato growers, in addition to making Dlckerson Run one of two pi ints where loadings w i l l be made in northern Fayette county. Dlckerson Hun was chosen as being more central and nearer to the growers In Dunbi ·, Franklin, Perry, Lower Tyrone and adjacent townshipB. For precisely the- aatue reason Conuolls- vUle could havo been designated as the- shipping point for giovers iu ConnellsvlHe ami Builskin townships Uadtr the arrangement that has been made ff rtnicrs. In the latter town- chips wilt not be disposed to engage In the activity this ycai, tho haul to Diokeraoa Run taing altoiscther too far "If It wpre ruer ly a question of making reparation payments -within Germany there can be no question that Germany could -easily meet tb/e demands of the Young plan," aseertd Prof. Sidney B. Fav of Harvard University in a comprt henelve review ol the history of rep tratidne In March Current History "There Is no iloubt," continues Professor Fay,'"that Germany baa had a wonderful eoono7nic recovery since the adoption of, tba Bawes plan in 1924. In many linn ot commerce and industry, in spite 'of her loeees of tor-- rltory, natural resources and Industries by the Treaty of Versailles or by the effects ot the war, Germany haa now reached or c von surpaeeed her pre-war production and prosperity. But to transfer payments across the frontier to quite a different matter. "In the long run Germany can only- make th« transfer of reparation payments by an excels of exports and services over Imports; she must build up a favorable bdlanre of trade of more than 3,0H,000,000 marks a year. This Se net eeeary to meet the 2,000,000,000 repar itlon annuity each year, together with tho interest on her foreign loans which now amounts to considerably mor« than 1,000,000,000 marks a year." During 1929, Professor Fay revealfl, Germany's exports eUghtly exceeded her imports, "but it wjems doubtful whether she can t well this balance to 3,000,000,000 and inoie marks a year. One of the great obstacles m the way of Germany inert* ising her export* te tho wall of tarlftV which all h-er toin- peUtors in tho international markets eet up against h e r and one anothei." JUST ONE DARNED THING ARTER ANOTHER! Opportunities For Specialists In Givii Service Federal Farm Board Has No Intention of Changing Its Policy Will Not Speculate Bat Will Market Grain as Conditions Permit. When You Want U*» tb« Classified Advertisement*. Free Mairtagn Days. CROWN POINT, Ind, March S-Marriage cerem nies, tree of charge on certain dates, have been offered by j Justice of the 1 eace Howaul Kemp, 1 the "marryln' e i u i r o ' of Indiana's! Gretna Green, ii hie flsht to win re- I election In th« vrav primary. These I days would be March 31 -- Fhst day of spring; April 1 -April Fool day-- all Gary couples -- J u l y 4 -- Kackot day -- · all Chicago oouj les U»e Cfc Cost is small Ads. Results are biz. Bj DAVID I«A.\VHENCU ( C o p y t i g h t 1980 by Tho Courier ) WASHINGTON, March 8.--AKhough criticism's are coming ia that the Fed- oral Farm Board Is deviating from policies of the Government in aiding agriculture in the past in competing ·with private interests, there Ls no intention of changing the policy In fact the board's program, it If, pointed out, ia essentially the Jardmc plan ·which, was approved during the Cool- ldg» Administration and was made the basis of the Republican national platform adopted at the Kansas City convention in 1338. i Chairman Legg o£ the Federal Farm Board, has denied that either the board or the stabilisation corporations affiliate'! with, it will engage- In any speculation In the grain tnarkot, and that all grain purchased on future contracts will bo marketed as conditions pormit The Giain Stabilization Corpomtiou Is to continue buying grain at market prices and thua remove from the market "wbatevpr additional quantity that may be necessary to relieve the pressure and prevent aay considerable decline in wheat prices." Approximately one-half of the one hundred and tifty million dollars made available by Congress out ot the re- volvittK fund, of five hundred million doJIart haa bf«n used Bat It Is not oxpectad that the board will need further appropriations th'ougb. th« leaders in Congress have promisEOd that any sums needed will be advancer! . Mr. Legg B^ys that the point has not, been reached where additional fund's will be asSfe/d, The StabliJ^atlon Corporation and 1 the Fiirmer'i National Jraia Corporation, througft'Vhlch th« Farm Board operates, are now responsible tor about twonty-nve million bushels ot wheat while the viable Supply in reported to be abot^t one hundred sixty million bushels. The chairnjan of the Farm Board ia insisting- that no effort is being made to fla? tfr» price but that puctuisos would continue to be made at market prices , "What has happened la that the plan to stabilize the level of pi ice* by making large puroh»a*s is being given Ita first v«al test as a formula in agricultural economics. Mr. Jardine, Secretary of Agrleulturo under the Coolidge Administration, worked In close cofcporatfoij with Mr. Hoo\ er when the stabilization plan was first brought out, and th« difference between the Federal Farm Act as finally passed and the legislation passed during the Cool dge Administration was that in 'the latter a specific plan was leqiilr- «1, ·whereas in the former broad ''discretionary powers were vested in th« Farm Board to apply whatever fornuia seemed desirable. Tho latest announcement by Chairman Legg, that his intention to, ad- van e- mone to relieve pressuio on the markets through the fabli/,ation plan, came aftei a couteieuce at the White Ilouso with Piesldeut Hoover and Societaly Hde ^This means that the ciitlcs of the plan will not be able to drhe a wedge between ^e White House and the Farm Board, and that re-sensibility for the operations of the Farm Boai d is assumed by the President who sponsored the Federal Farm Act While the Form Board has applied tlie same principles to other cora- irolities, it Is recognized here that the Ward depends on the ability to mam- Washington Witnesses Revival As Canter of Intellectual Life By THOMAS I* STOKES United Press Staff Correspond* at WASHINGTON, March B--WitI tho White Honeo under the Hoove s a frequent gathering place for ti« interested in the artn and science*, the national capital is witnessing ,, revival as a center of intollectaa M9« as during the day* of Henry A iam« and John Hay. The White HOOCQ more or lea srt» the tone and forms the backg qnn* these days tor activities of ttu cultural group here which is into ested in music, painting, writing and r slated arts, ae well as the sciences. Both the President and Mrs. I oover have wido interests, and they k more entertaining than any occupa te of the Waiti) House in many years TheSr dinner**--and there are guests flvery evening--bring together for an evening of pleasant talk varied ·ronpe which include representatives Jf Uw arte and sciences Through the Hoover Adminiet ration, additions have b*en miide to ho intellectual group here. The Pr isld-ent haa drawn about him In vari' tw offices many friends kno»n for tl elr interest in other things than po3 f "ic8, in fact many who were not knov n previously in the realm ot politic . Th« White Honae thua ntfs p' oduowt an atmosphere in which the latural intellectual and artistic life of the capital IB re-lnvigoratal, Wae dngton has bad always, somitl lines ic larger proportion than other*?, its c iota of those who enjoy UMI aeethe ic life, though it never ha« been, ttw studio for much creative art of an 0' tetand- tain a level of prices in wh at. 'Ae theory of the Farm Board is that-it cannot fix a price arbitrarily, nit "that it can prevent speculators an others from manipulating tie price) white the crop i« being marlfet^d fo · futnpe delivery. It Is contended 0 at^s the, Farm Board's information o i world conditions is bound to "be irtf c-s comprehensive than that of private and that tins' board B really Cfovernittont funds to s tpport a yield which the fartae s them.-' selves are entitled to set on t ie world conditions, but willed they cr anot get except through cooperative rganlza- tkxns acting for them in the marketing of their products ( Abe Martin Elephants tlrpsB siuits at) crocodiles are th« longest l i v i d thing 1 ot which ther s any ra ord ' 'Some o' these days tht women o' this country are giin' la sit fed up on* n a s h i n ' battUts in croc cs aa tote ·wet," declared Tell Bl iKlev last ing sort. Thoy are appreciatore rather than creators. There are in Its ranks many like Henry Actenw, tho critic, tbe observer --men and -women «f fln* taste. Some few -well-lrnoira workers in the arts have their homes here. Tho ranks of modern aoveltete have their representative here In Mrs. Mary Roberta Rhinehart, to mention one of tb« best known, and there are painters and sculptors 'here who have re.puta- tlone But they are comparatively few Some come hero and go away. Sinclair Lewis epeat a season here a f«w yearfi ago, turning out, In th« (inlet seclusion of the eapHil, the book that made him famous, "Main Street." Walt Whitman once -worked In the Treasury, and stretohwt his legs in the wild country about the Potomac IB company -with John Burroughs, but both, in time, drifted away to other places. Diplomatic and official lite here has its quota of those accomplished in the arte. Breryjne, of course, has heard that Speaker of tho Houee Longworth ie an accomplished violinist, and often elipe away from the humdrum of debate in the Houee in the afternoon* to attend some of the 4:30 concerts here. Mrs. ^Hoover, herself, rarely mi*ee« a concert here, and sponsors musical eveninge at the White Houee. There is one very accomplished Senatorial family hero Mtes Marguerite Hebert, daughter of the Sanator from fthode Island, is a cellist, her Bister, Katherlne, a piantet, and the two boys, Adrian and Edward Violln- iete. They have an orchestra all 'of their own. Was Adele Varola, daughter of the rolBter of Uruguay, to a gifted pian- tet a« well ae pipe organist Walter Rutenaoht, of the Swiss legation, !· a piantet ot talent, while Andre Cat- taai, attache of tho Egyptian Legation, jnixe* his nocompliehments, 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 Mra. Michael Mc- Whlte, wite of the Irish Free State minister. Mrs. Eric L/ou-w, wife of the minister of South Africa, is a violinist^ and Madame Filipowlcz, wife of the minister ot Poland, works In the plastic arts. Paul Claude], the. French Ambassador, hae t an international reputation a« a playwright, poet and. essayist. Cremation Surpasses Berlin Ground Burials BERLIN, March 8--Cremation te growing ever inoie popular in Berlin. last year, foi the first time, the number of cremations exceeded the number of buriale According to statistics joist published and covering; the period from July 1, 1D2S, to June 30, 1929, there wei B 14,212 intermtnija in the ceme- terlee of the city as compared with 15,043 cremations in the various municipal erematoiiums For acme unexplained reason, the number ot corpses of children die- posed of in tlie latter manner, was exceedingly .small, being only 19S ae againet 2,582 burials On the 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, respec- t!v«ly, w«r« burled. In Jfeed of Something T Thau see our Classified Coloaauk Our greatest employer the Federal Government, demands specialist!) ae employes jtwt as private bu tlnees doe«. Being a specialist does not necessarily mean that one muat be* trained in engineering, chemistry, medicine or some other of the sciences or rrofe«- sioas. A stenographer, a file clerk, a typist, an operator of a calculating machine, ifi a upecialist Practically every occupation found In private .employ is represented in the Untied State* civil service The Civil Service Commimfam hoMs «x- aminatVoiM of approximately 1,700 different kinds. While specialization IB practically essential, the importance of n. good g«n«ral educational background should not be minimized The moat useful worker te one who know* a gr^t deal about 0ome one thing and baa eonws knowledge at leaat of many' other things. There are few occupation* in which more than ordinary knowledgi ot the The ability llsh is nn Bnglteh language la not Important. to use otear, concise Eng- to moat employee and m noceseary to many. Correct use of Eugnsh is evidence of carefulness as well aa o' culture. No one can be- eaid to be educated who has not ready command of hl» .nollier tongue In Government office* the standatd la high and careless use of language te likely to rotard progress, ,/ The announcements of ex* mltmtionn for the Federal civil se-vico aro available at the office of the secretary of the local board of civil eervica examiners at the po*t office 6r custom bouse in any of approximately 5,000 cittee in the United States. The commission's local representatives aro prepared to give Information regarding the kinds of occupation* for which: examinations are frequently an-* nounced. Any person who IH trained in some specialty may place his name on filo with the Civil Service Commission at Washington for notification of the an- npunc«n«nt of the next examination, of the kind in which the Inquirer is interested Looking tor B*rgalu,T Read the advertiiemenU la Th* Dally Courier. 'SAF1!-CONSEBVATIVE I STRONG" NO CHANGES The Second National Bank--now in its 40th anniversary year -- has never changed its name. In the same way, this bank has never departed from a conservative policy and tested business methods. The Second National Bank is a safe place for your savings. CONNELLSV1LLE SECOND NATIONAL BANK ^ ·*· ·'_·"*- ^^il ^, ' It Is With Pleasure and Satisfaction that customers and clients transact their banking business at this Bank. Every facility for promptness and efficiency. Your Checking Account is invited. THE UNIONNwiONAiBANK CQNNELLSYILLE , PA. WEST S I D E our evenings at home with \ ATWATER kje^T RADIO There's nothing like an open fire and an Atwatcr Kent these long evenings. There's nothing like an Atwtter Kent any evening ... Ssiy tbe word and we'll prove it for you with this wonderfully beautiful and home-like cabinet model. Home demonstration, if you like. We guarantee satisfaction and make the purchase easier with our liberal payment plan. 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