The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on March 14, 1939 · Page 5
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 5

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, March 14, 1939
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TUESDAY, MARCH 14,1939. i'HE DAILT COURIER. CONNELLSVILLE. PA. uAGE FIVE. Narrows Residents Plan to Wage War On Speedy Drivers Assert Too Many Travel Recklessly Over Route Without Regard for Safety of Others. 100 CHILDREN WALK TO SCHOOL Activities Among Girl Scouts Residents of the Narrows arc up in arms, ready for war with motorists who have been turning the concrete highway in that district into a speedway. Because children are endangered by the speeding cars ns they walk to and from school or while playing near their homes, parents claim they'll put a stop to the "race track tactics" by taking the license number of automobiles and turning them other to authorities for prosecution. One parent said residents are becoming worked up, adding the motorist who kills one of the children in that region probably will become the principal character in a "necktie party" unless the speeding is stopped. Despite the fact that the road from the top of the Narrows hill to the bottom is practically a series of curves motorists "fly 11 through at speeds estimated as high as 75 to 80 miles an hour, it is claimed. "Imagine what chance a youngster, walking along the highway to or from, school or while playing in front of his home, would have when a machine clips along like that," one resident told a Courier reporter. 1; And these'speed demons are usually road hogs who force a motorist coming in the opposite direction off the highway which makes the danger to pedestrians twice as menacing. If you're coming along at a decent rate of speed and some crazy driver is shooting toward you, taking his half out of the middle, common sense will tell you to get out of his way to save your hide--and his too--but what about the youngsters walking along the road? This is a condition we don't have to tolerate and we're aiming to put an end to it. If it can't be slopped by legal means, well--." One resident said that more than 100 school children use the highway but the fact the road has been studded with markers asking for caution, reduced speed and everything else have been to no avail. "Usually the sign doesn't last very long because some driver comes along at breakneck speed and tears it down," he added. A machine that literally whistled by, as it look its half out of the middle, forced a car driver, by Charles Marko of Davidson off the roadway into the yard of Arthur - '-fess on the Narrows, it is said. - Marko, accompanied by a b.rother, was coming up the hill when a brown vehicle, traveling toward him, ·an him oft the highway as he sough! ·.o avoid what might have been a ilisastrous accident. Marko's car tore down a large section of the Hess fence and went ovei a wall into the Hess yard, shattering a large concrete flower vase that sits near the front porch. The Marko brothers escaped injury and residents used planks to lift the machine and enable it to ge' back onto the highway. There are three children in the Hess family and it was only because of the rain that none was playing in the yard in that area. Marko was quoted as saying when he saw the machine approaching him "hogging" the center of the highway he got off the road to avoid the crash One person said that examination of the wet highway after the speeding vehicle left the scene showec tracks more than two feet beyond the center of the road. The car was traveling at such an excessive rate the driver apparently was unable to negotiate the curves within the portion of road allotted him. Oirl Scout Birthday. Sunday, March 12, is recognized as the Girl Scout birthday, this being the 27th anniversary. Activities this week will center around the event and tribute will be paid to the memory of the founder, Juliette Lowe. A mother-daughter banquet will close the week, Friday evening. Four New Members. The Brownie pack has received our new members. The pack meets t 6 o'clock Friday evening at Trinity jUtheran Church. Any girls between he ages of 8 to 10 inclusive are ex- ended an invitation to join. Peimsylvania Day Program. Troop 6 of the Christian Church gave a Pennsylvania Day program or the Junior Culture Club Tuesday, March 7. School Districts In Coal Mining Counties Hard Hit Financially By United Press. HARRISBURG, Mar. 14.--Financial distress of Pennsylvania schoo districts, described as the mos serious since 1922, particularly in the coal mining counties, has become a major concern of the Legislature. The $2,000,000 appropriated to hard-hit districts was exhausted December. More than 200 boards of school directors are .clamoring for a deficiency allowance to tide their districts over until' the new State financial period opens June '. when an other $2,000,000 appropriation becomes available. Requests for emergency grants on file with the Department of Publi Institution total 218. Coal mining counties filed tb greatest number ot requests, among them being: Fayette, 14. , Westmoreland, 15. Allegheny. 14. Schuylkill. 15. Cambria, 10. Kevere Negress Convicted. UNIONTOWN, Mar. 14.--Dorthul (veory. Revere Negress, was con ,-icted before Judge Harry A. Cotto: of resisting an ollicer while charge ot conducting a lottery were dis c-ountcd. Constable Pele Medved o Masontown said the woman was ir josscssion of numbers slips when h n'cd to arrest her on a street car a licvcre February 24, last. To Fill Budget Basket. The Amelia Earhart Patrol of Troop 2 of Trinity Lutheran Church s asked to give Lieutenant Meredith Woods articles worth 10 cents to 25 cents for the budget basket. Silver Tea Saturday. The invitations being issued by Troop 4 of First Presbyterian Church ·ead: "Shure! 'Tis Si. Patrick's Day, So, come to our Silver tay, We want some uniforms by May, But need more $$$ to pay." " The tea will be held at the home of the troop committee chairman, Mrs. Karl H. J. Schoenborn, in South Pittsburg street. Plan Program for Banquet. Patrol 3 of Troop 1 met at the home of Mary Thompson in Vine . street .Vednesday evening and planned ive-minute presented at the mother-daughter banquet. Read Moonlight Sonata. The Girl Scout players will read 'Moonlight Sonata," a dramatization of Beethoven's immortal classic at the meeting Tuesday, March 21. This is the older Scoout troop, No. 6. Honor Roll System. The honor roll system for payment of dues has been started^ in Troop of the United Brethren Church. Betty Hough has been the first to receive a gold star and have her name placed on the honor roll. Troop 1 Thursday. Lieutenant Eleanor Ladick will entertain Troop 7 Thursday evening a' her home in South Connellsville. No Meelinsr Friday. Troop 5 of South Connellsville wil not meet this week a"s the mother- daughter banquet will be held- on the regular meeting night. Patrol 1 Meets. Patrol 1 of Troop.4 met Saturday evening at the home of Mrs. Kar H. J. Schoenborn in South Pittsburt street and started work on the centerpiece for the silver'tea. Captains Notice. All. reservations for the mother- daughter banquet,.to be .held Friday evening at Trinity Lutheran Church must be made with Mrs. Ernest R Kooser today. Court of Honor. A court of honor meeting for Troop 5 has been announced for 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home o: the captain, Mrs. Carroll Fisher Plans will be made for the next six weeks troop work. Art and craf work will be continued and the International Friendship Field completed Doll Parly Friday. A doll party was held by th Brownie Pack at the meeting Friday evening. The dolls were initiated and made honorary members of th pack. Penny Silencer. Patrol 4 of Troop 4 has adopted u penny silencer. During the business meetings of the patrol those who are unnecessarily loud or fail to pay attention must contribute a penny to the patrol treasury. Marian Baldwi has been elected as treasurer. Patrol Dinner Served. Wednesday evening, a patrol o Troop 7 prepared and served a dinnei at the home of the captain, Mrs Kenneth Miller in Sycamore street Plans were made for the completior of the cooking badge work. Co-Eds at Texas U Are "Streamlined' AUSTIN, Texas, Mar. 14.--Tex,, College girls are more slender than co-eds of the "corn belt" and thi North, Miss Leah G.Tegg, physical education director at :he University of Texas, has revealed. Average weight for college girls ,, America is 121 pounds, Miss Gregj said, based on average height of fiV' feet four inches. The average Uni versity of Texas freshman co-ed i 17 years old and weighs 115 pounds at least six pounds under the aver age poundage for girls in Middl West and Northern colleges. New Airmail Pick-Up Service to Begin in May CdlleieNightAt Jeannette School Friday Evening The parents and seniors Irom 12 neighboring high schools will bo the guests of Jeannette High School Friday evening at its first annual College Night -meeting. The cooperation ot 32 institutions' ot higher learning .ssures those interested of ample opportunity for educational inquiry and. nformation. A 45 minute period of entertainment, beginning a't 8 o'clock, will be provided by the varsity male quintet torn the University of Pittsburgh. The artists have been a popular feature at many appearances in the Pittsburgh district during the present season." There is no admission charge but admittance will be confined to those interested in the educational conference which will follow the entertainment. The representatives from the various schools will be found in the classrooms indicated by appropriate signs above the doors. Seniors and parents are urged to use these facilities to become better acquainted with the various institutions participating in the .evening. The unanimous desire to support and cooperate indicates the desire of these schools to bring before the public the facts, advantage- ,--d opportunities of their schools. Literature and bulletins will be available for those seriously considering a particular .schools. Airplane of AH-American Aviation, Inc. demonstrating how airmail irill be picked up and delivered here when the company begins Ms new non-Mop automatic picfc-up and delivery service. Map shows 55 cities and towns In Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Delaware on the 'two 'routes" which U3- American pianos Trill serve daily. Inset--right: Richard c. duPont, ot Wilmington, president of Vac company.. Insets--left:' Dr. Iytlo S. Adams, vtec-orcsident and inventor of the automatic pick-up and delivery device. : . Connellsville to Have Direct Airmail Service Linked With National .System To Attend Horse Kace. TORONTO, Mar. 14.--Acceptance by the King and Queen of an invitation 10 view the 1939 running of the King's plate at Woodbine Park here May 23, during the monarch's Canadian visit, was announced. WILMINGTON, Del., Mar. 14.-Regular operations over the two new airmail pick-up and delivery lines of Ail-American .Aviation, In.c., which will provide. a daily airmail service for Connellsville and 54 other cities and towns in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Delaware, and for the first time link them directly with the national airmail system, will begin May 12, it was officially announced today by Hie-hard C. duPont, president of the company which hns its headquarters in Wilmington. Pick-up stations will be established at all these.points where the airmail will be collected and delivered by airplanes in.actual flight. It will be the first airmail service of this kind in the world. One of the two lines known as Airmail Route 1001 will operate between Wilmington and Pittsburgh serving 27 towns and cities all of which with the exception of-Wilmington are located in Pennsylvania. The other line, known as Airmail Houte 1002, . which will include Connellsville, wilt extend between Pittsburgh and Huntirigton, W. Va., serving 27 towns and cities in Southwestern Pennsylvania, West Virginia and southeastern Ohio. The Postoffice Department recently awarded All-American Aviation, Inc., contracts for carrying the airmail over these.. routes by use of the unique pick-up and delivery system developed by the company, and the inauguration of the service in May will mark.. the first effort that has been made under Government auspices to provide direct airmail facilities to communities which have a genuine need for them but svhich are now deprived of them by reason of their size or. geography, and to encourage the development of a fast, efficient and economical feeder system for the trunk, airmail lines that will embrace such communities. In aviation circles, the conviction is widely shared that the development of feeder lines and the extension of the benefits or airmail and- express service to the enterprising and progressive communities that are seeking it, is essential to the success o£ commercial aviation in this coun-' try. . For this reason, the operation of the All-American Aviation line are attracting nation-wide attention with a view to the use of the pick-up and delivery system in other sections of the country where there is a similar demand for direct airmail service. Airmail Route 1001 will include Wilmington, Del., and the following cities and towns in Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, West Chester, Coatesville, Lancaster, Columbia, York, Hanover, Gettysburg, Chambersburg, Mount Union, Huntingdon, Altoona, Tyrone, Clearfleld, DuBois, Ridgeway, Kane, Warren, Corry, Titusville, Oil City, Franklin, Grove City, Butler, New Kensington and Pittsburgh. Airmail Route 1002 will include the following places in Pennsylvania, West Virginia ar.d Ohio: Pittsburgh, I r w i n , Jeannette, Greensburg, Latrobe, Mount Pleasant, Connellsville, Umontown, Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, West Union, Saint Marys, Parkersburg. Point Pleasant, Huntington, Barboursville, Milton. Hurricane, Nitro, Dunbar, Charleston, Spencer, Granls- ville, Glenville, Wos'.on, Marietta, Pomeroy and Gallipolis. All of the points on Airmail Route 1001, and most of those on Route 1002. will have two services a day, morning and afternoon. At Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Huntington, W. Va.. the All-American lines will make connections with the trunk airmail routes, thus giving every community a 2-i-hour airmail service to and from any part of the country. Time schedules are now being worked out and will'be announced by the company as son as they have been approved by the Postoftice Department. Mr. duPont, Dr. Lytle S. Adams, vice-president of All-American and inventor of the automatic pick-up and delivery device, and other officials of the company will visit each town along the routes soon to confer with local postoflice and municipal authorities and the officials of civic and trade organizations on a program for the cooperation of the community in the selection of a site for the pick-up station, the installation and servicing of the equipment and the development and improvement of the service consistent with the needs of the community. In establishing the new service, the All-American lines have proposed that each community as a measure of cooperation, provide the site for the pick-up station, purchase the equipment and share with the company the daily expense of its operation which will involve a total expenditure by the community of $450 for one year. The amount covers the actual cost of the equipment installed which is $150, and the community's share of the expense of employing n messenger to carry the airmail between the local postoffice and the pick-up station. A local resident will be employed to do this work. While it will' be the first time that the PostoiRce Department has authorized the use of the automatic- pick-up and delivery device on an airmail route, the apparatus is not new. Dr. Adams first introduced it 12 years ago and since that time it has been subjected to countless and varied tests in making pick-ups and deliveries under all sorts of conditions and in all kinds of flying weather to determine its practicability ar.d efficiency. The device was used to deliver ar.d pick-up mail from the deck of the .Leviathan'at sea in the first non-slop ship-to-shore air service. At the World's Fair in Chicago, it was used to pick up airmail three times a day from a station from the fair lagoon. Fragile .articles such as bottled goods, electric lights and eggs have been picked up and delivered without breaking a single bottle, bulb or shell. These demonstrations and the experience with the device under actual operating conditions have enabled Dr. Adams to make many improvements in it since its introduction. The device is not at all complicated. The ground equipment consists of two steel masts 40 Jeet high topped by 10-foot markers or targets that make them easily distinguishable. to the pilots o£ the pick-up planes.' The bag that is to be picked up is .suspended by ropes between the two masts where it is picked up by the airplane as it delivers the incoming bag. The operation is automatic and is completed in a split second. No airport or landing field is required for the pick-up station. It can he located on a factory roof, a.park, a hill-top, a comer of a small field' or anywhere where there are no unusual flying hazards. The airplanes used in the service are manned by two men, the pilot CHECK AGAINST FIRE HAZARDS, DEBOLT URGES Fire Chief William E. DeBolt declared today local residents, should be warned concerning--the dangerous fire-hazard .existing in.dry and rotted. woodwork .. an d window, frames on the and his. night mechanic who operates I cxterior o£ homes whi bh-might easily the mechanism employed in making I b e . jgrfited through a . stray spark the pick-ups and deliveries: When I the plane approaches a pick-up sta- blown from", some nearby, chimney. i Dwellers-are, asked- to be on .the tion, the mail for delivery is placed j lookout for'such conditions-as a coat in a bag which is lowered through a ; of paint or other safeguards might door in the bottom of the cabin on j prevent ' " major conflagration. the end of a 65-foot cable to which a grapple also is attached. The plane Chief DeBolt stated that an equally dangerous condition was to be Hies directly over the pick-up station ! £ound in a Iar fi e nu TMber of outside and as the contact is made the incohi- cellar entrances that are stuffed with ing bag is released and the grapple 1 leaves, paper and other refuse, con- snatches up the outgoing bag which stituting a fire threat, by means of a winch is hauled into the plane where the operator opens if and sorts its contents while the pilot heads for the next . station. Contacts with the stations are made at a speed between 80 and 100 miles an hour although in tests higher speeds have been attained. The company's license from the Civil Aeronautics Authority fixes the maximum weight of the bags at 50 pounds, but as high as 100 pounds have been picked up and delivered easily and successfully with the apparatus.; All-American Aviation will use a fleet of six new planes over the routes which have been designed -for the service, the pick-up device with its special shock-absorbing mechanism that takes up the shock of the high- speed contacts, being built into.the. plane. This fleet of red ships which soon will be a familiar sight over the lines of All-American are the first in which the pick-up mechanism has; been .made a part of the · plane's structure. These planes have a: cruising speed of 150 miles an hour. With their heavy,- snub nose the. pick-up bags resemble to.some extent an aerial bomb except that they will carry messages of peace ^instead of destruction. They are made of a tough", ' light-weight material, and constructed for the safe -delivery of the most fragile articles.. The airmail itself will be carried in pouches.which also have been especially designed for the new service. These pouches will be transported from the' post- pflice to tho pick-up station. where they will be transferred to the pickup bag which is then hoisted into place by means of. ropes -running along the inside of: the masts and it is ready for the incoming .plane. Anyone familiar with handling it can complete the whole job in less than five minutes. Stalin Accuses Enemies. MOSCOW, Mar. 14.--Joseph Stalin, addressing the opening session of the 18th all-union congress of the Communist party, accused enemies of Soviet' Russia in Europe and the United Stales of trying to foment war between Germany and Russia. Republic Buys Scrap. .Republic. Steel - Corporation has purchased '25',000"lohs of. scrap .iron, mostly number" two heavy melting, at prices ranging'from $14.50 to $15 per ton for. delivery to -'the- company's Wavren, Ohio, plant. 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