The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on March 15, 1939 · Page 4
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 4

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
Issue Date:
Wednesday, March 15, 1939
Page 4
Start Free Trial

Page 4 article text (OCR)

PARE FOUR. I'M IS JJATf.Y OOITRTBR, . TA. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1939. THE COURIER COMPANY . James J. Driscoll E. A. Donegan Walter S. Stimmel . James M. Driscoll . J. Wylie Driscoll _ -- -- - J. Publishers _- President and General Manager Secretary and Treasurer _ Editor _... -- Associate Editor . Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF Audit Bureau of Circulations Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association Bureau of Advertising, A. N. P. A. Served by United Press and International News Service SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month; $5 per year, or $2.50 for six months by mail if paid in advance; 12 cents per %veek by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the PostofTice, Connellsville, Pa. WEDNESDAY EVENING, 'MARCH 15, 1939 Making Life's Outlook Brighter A quarter of a century or so ago little attention -was given to the physical welfare of the children of the public schools. Today -we have a very different picture. With the advance of science in the prevention and treatment of human ills the school system, "with the assistance of other agencies, has become a real factor in life-saving and life- prolonging. Also it is doing a wonderful work in bringing sunshine into homes where boys and girls would otherwise be facing the prospect of going through life with 'impaired sight and hearing. Through the cooperation of outside agencies, defects of sight, hearing and teeth are being remedied, especially in Connellsville. - . A recently introduced device is the audiometer, by means of which defective hearing may be delected and measured. It affords a very definite test. Nearly 500 Connellsville .children of the third to the seventh grades have been examined by means of this device, sent out by the State Department of Health. Likewise, children are given regular vision tests. Cases requiring attention are referred to the parents, with recommendation for examination by specialists. Along this line, the Junior Culture Club has been doing a noble work in providing funds for glasses where parents are unable to meet the expense. Qualified dental hygienists are on the school faculty. They examine and record the condition of teeth and recommend treatment. /Where the home is not in position to provide care it is made possible in part by funds contributed by the Business and Professional Women's Club. Tuberculin tests, to determine whether there is evidence of the tuberculosis germ in an active stage, are given periodically. It is considered remarkable, in the face of the reported prevalence of this malady in the State, that but two active cases were found among hundreds of children tested. These were taken care of, and since then not one has been found. As the public has been informed from time to time, the Woman's Culture Club has been active year after year raising funds, chiefly through Christmas Seals, in the battle against tuberculosis. In aiding the under-nourished who might more easily fall victims, the Hospital Club has been buying cod liver oil and milk. Each fall children of the first grades are given diphtheria toxoid. This preventative has been so successful that not a case of diphtheria has been reported since it was introduced. The older generation will recall when diphtheria was one of the great scourges of child life, and at times talcing its adult toll. These are but some of the activities designed to elevate the life outlook of the younger generation. Other agencies contributing of their means to make it possible are the Kiwanis Club with its underprivileged child program, and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks which provides funds liberally. TWENTY YEABS OF CIVIC SERVICE " The American Legion is 20 years old today. Organized in Paris in March of 1919, the Legion was incorporated the following September 15. Its membership is limited to persons who served in the United States Army or Navy during the World War, either abroad or at^ home. Its objects are set forth in the preamble, to its-cons±itutionr as being: _ - - " " -"To uphold and defend the Constitution of the "United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate one hundred per cent Americanism; to preserve- the memories and incidents of our association in the Great War; to inculcate a sense of individual ^obligation to the commumty,-state and:Nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right" the master of might; to promote peace and good will on suard and transmit to posterity the principles oTTjustice- and democracy; to .consecrate and sanctify our meri,bejsh.ip,' by devotion of mutual helpfulness." TMZ'.~--'-:::, In every one of these principles the Legion has' lived..up"J to its obligation, all through the years. ,.~"..yr~". ' As an organization, the Legion aims to be non-political. That policy does not, however, bind its individual members' who are free to support whom they will iiv-'pfbrnbting- the candidacy of members or others seeking public "office.' Marshalled for a cause, the Americari-tregfqn constitutes a formidable army.- Its membershtpl.'js" close to a million--973,841, according to 1939 figures,-' '- r:r _ '_, Because of conflicting' activities, the' anniversary observance by Milton L. Bisliop Post has been'postponed to April 6, the anniversary of the declaration of war'by the "United States against the Central Powers. I'JL'AUASr GENIUS GBEATEK TIU-K~.OUHSi What has become, of .American ingenuity, that an Italian salvage crew comes right to our front door to seek treasure lying on the ocean floor? Not only off Cape Hatteras, where they will make another attempt to recover a fabulous sum reported resting within the hull of the liner Merida, but elsewhere along the shores of the Atlantic, and the Pacific, are the wrecks of numerous vessel's, just out of reach of divers equipped with the best American invention has yet devised. It may be established in the next few weeks that Italian brains have conquered the stormy Virginia coast waters and that divers will bring to the surface tons of silver bullion, together with a fortune in jewels the ill-fated Emperor Maximilian of Mexico gave Empress Carlotta before he died at the hands of a firing squad. They were being smuggled out of the republic to the south f o l l o w i n g the flop of a revolt against President Porfirio Diaz, when the Merida was rammed by another liner and sank. Italian scientists are said to have developed apparatus which will permit divers to work at greater depths than hitherto possible. They had penetrated the hull of the wreck last fall when storms forced cessation of operations. If success crowns the Merida efforts it may be expected the Italians will seek to recover other sunken hordes. All the while, we look on unable to compete witli them, because of our inadequate diving equipment. Letters to The Editor Mitor Stimmel, Daily Courier, lonncllsvffle, Pa. The First Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, St. Petersburg, Florida, s, indeed, a remarkable church. It las a membership of more than 1,500; IS pastors. Rev. Paul Hortin and Rev. ASthur Riggs Ch'arleswortli, are very jusy men. .The people are very kind and give visitors and members a hearty welcome:'- During the tourist season there-are five preaching services on Sunday:. 9:30, 10:30 and 11:45 A, M.i 6 and- 730 P. Ivf., It was my "privilege to preach-~at" the. two evening services on Sunday, March 5. "There"-were'estimated'~to"be 800 people aiTeach service. What a sight :o see crowds outside at three-doors-waiting for-the folks inside to come out so they could go in. This occurs at each service. Would that all of our churches in Connellsville and elsewhere were so crowded with worshippers. Why not? The above church has to tear down its church school building and build a larger one, so a campaign for funds has been going on for several weeks culminating on Sunday, March 5, with special offerings, and short time pledges. The amount Hsked was 550,000, and more than that was paid in cash. This is a city of sunshine, and a city of church going people. On the Sunday night I preached, at the second service, imagine rry surprise, when from the pulpit I looked down on the congregation and saw in front of me, in the reserved seats, more than 50 former parishioners, and friends, ministers, retired preachers, and teachers from Pittsburgh and suburbs. What an i spiration, and what a joy. One of the leading officials ot the church asked me to meet him at the airport on Tuesday morning end take a ride in his airplane--a two- seater. I was there promptly at the time appointed, and when the plane was warmed up, took my seat by him, was strapped in, and off we went, riding along the ground, and then, like a bird, rising up into the blue sky near the clouds. I have been up in the clouds many a tim but not just like this, for it was my first airplane ride. What peculiar sensations and strange and wonderful and scintilating and thrilling and awesome and depressing and overjoyed thoughts I had! We soared over Tampa Bay, in the dizzy heights. Once in a while 1 looked down, but not very often. How lovely the water was, so many colors and different creeping things could be seen, even a shark, which or.c dreads to see. We passed over the million-dollar pier, circling around and then going over the beautiful city, across it, then on to the Guif ol Mexico, and up and down, and up and down again, not saying much, ol course, until the red ship came down to mother earth, gently touching it and running along smoothly, until it stopped, and out I jumped, glad to be back on terra firma, in the arms of my dear son, who was there to receive me, and to take pictures moving pictures, of the going up anc coming down. Where was the gooc wife? She was at the son's home just outside it, waving her hands to the ship and sending a message joy and courage as it passed over. Now we are in Miami spending a few days with our daughter, Mrs Fannie Mae Roe. After Sunday we shall motor back home' to the gooc old Keystone State, and to the people who so graciously and lovingly gave us the three weeks oft to visit our dear ones. THOMAS CHARLESWORTH, "Miami, Fla., March 10, 1930. .Stray Thoughts It'll take a lot of rumors, to convince Czechoslovjkians that Hitler is dead and buried. Looks as if tha mysterious "Mr. X" was too hones for his own financial and physical good. An amateur's congratulation; may, mean little to a professional, ir any field, but'just the same, here's mine to Don Meranda, a likeabli 'local lad who appears to be definitely launched on. a successful and lucrative literary, career.' Federal relief funds were never supposed to supply the luxuries a lot of folks are deriving from them. I'm just old-fashioned enough to prefer Berme Armstrong organ recitals to all other forms of Monday" evening radio musical programs. A young Mlow who goes on a "blind date" is no always overly -happy when he regains" his eyesight. It all depends on that Dauphin- county grand jury whether or not we add George H Earle to that list of forgotten folks And speaking of "forgotten- -folks," doesn't it look as if Mr. Roosevelt loves them far more than the one .thing which would beneflt them most --our economic recovery. "Rough as a wrestling match." is, the best description of Race street's brick paving STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. P. WHEN WE TURN FROM HUSKS When the prodigal son came to himself He said, "I will arise and So. . ." We can believe that as he made his resolution the un- nappiness which had held him in bondage was swept from his heart. There is no cure lor unhappiness so effectual as resolute purpose. It has foeen said that a course of action Is better for most cases of unhappiness than a course of medicine. I The parable of the prodigal son demonstrates among other things that what brings people into the twine pens of unhappiness and feeds them on the husks of misery is the conflict in their hearts between higher and lower purposes. As long as there is conflict there is misery. Liberty comes when conflict ccasoa, and conflict ceases when a person decides one one course of faction and casts all others behind him. As the prodigal climbed over the side of the swine pen and started for home, he was not only free of conflicts; into his h e a t t had come the great peace of a man who amid the possibilities of many decisions, had made the supreme decision to turn his bad: on evil and his face to his Father's home. When we arc through with s.n, we have before us the great experience of just beginning with God. THE NEWS WASHINGTON, Mar. 15.--Saving Ihc wor.'d is becoming such a com- plkiited businers the anti-monopoly committee has just about decided to let it KO ulriil next year. For one minor point the Federal Trade Commj'jsion warning that the steel price baling system is imperiling capitalism is to go unheeded. It j tui ned out to be what is known in Washington as an "Ickesism," meaning loud and alarming, but not necessarily serious. All rights reserved--Babson Newspaper Syndicate. SIDELIGHTS The I. N. Hagan Ice Cream Company paid a tribute to the ability and faithfulness of Henry Stimmel, former manager of its dairy store on the West Side, by making him manager the many others who quietly followed that they would have to return home. Before leaving, they requested the privilege of praying and singing the Doctor Si.hib's favorite hymn "Jesus ot the new one opened here Saturday.' Keep Me Near the Cross." After Ray C. Dolish, general manager of j sending the native Christians home, stores, told the Sidelighter, whose son I the coolies carried the Doctor Sahib Henry is, that this was the only one ot the company's dozen stores in which an outside manager was not placed in charge. "Henry did an ex- for three days when they placed him or. a train for Calcutta. Under the care of the best doctors and the hospital the Sahib responded ccllent job on the West Side. We favorably nnd in six weeks' time was felt he was fully capable of taking over the management of this one," Mr. Dolish said. He called attention also to a local young man, Fred Luckey, being promoted to manager on the West Side. Don Meranda's first effort as a writer of script for radio programs will be put on the air March IS, he wrote to Fred Funari, under dale of March 10, at Westwood Hills, Cal. 'Here is the right dope," the letter .-ead, explaining that a previous date was in error. "It will come over the red network of the National Broadcasting Company at 11:15 o'clock in the mornings' of Mondays through Fridays. You will get it either over WCAE or KDKA. You want to be sure to listen to it and get the fellows to. I'm going to run in a lot of the fellows' names and your store. In my advanced outline I have your store as the loaflr.g place of all the fellows and so far I have planned it that Andy (Hayes) is to be a gangster and Fred Miller and Jim Albino as two of the town loafers. If nothing goes wrong they will appear on the program just as I have told you here. It will be a lot of fun." Over at Greensburg last Sunday the First Baptist Church honored the memory of a native of the Mill Run community, Fayclte county, Dr. J. Riley Bailey, who died a martyr to missionary work in India. His name is perpetuated in the Greensburg church by the naming of a class in his memory--the Dr. J. Riley Baiby Bible Class, of which It. M. Price is teacher. Throughout the church it was Dr. J. Riley Bailey Day. At the Bible school session, Gilbert Brooks sketched the life and work of Dr. Bailey. It revealed that: Dr. James Riley Bailey, son of George W. and Anna M. Bailey, was born in Springfield township, Fayette county, near Mill Run, in .1877. As a boy he attended Sunday school and church at the Indian Creek Baptist Church. His early schooling was in the one-room school in Mill Run. At about the age of 12 his family moved to South Greensburg where he helped his father in the lumber business. During his young manhood he regularly attended Sunday school in the old school house at South Greensburg, where his uncle, Rev. E. K. Bailey, conducted evangelistic services from time to time. It was during one of these meetings that Hiley Bailey and about 15 other young people were baptized in the creek just south of his home. It was necessary to break the ice in the creek, before the minister could enter the water. able to start home, after which they were on furlough for two years. During his furlough he received a letter from one of his old native Christians who wrote "We know how the Disciples felt when Jesus left them." It was during their third term in India that Dr. Bailey contracted typhoid fever while on tour and died in the hospital in Calcutta, December 8, 1928. News of his death was withheld from his five children and aged father in America until the Christmas celebration was over. It is wise to wear shoes when bathing in Tahiti, to guard against coral poisoning. Even the slightest cut should be treated with iodine, as once the coral bug gets in, the wound won't heal. Natives are immune to the poisoning. In Berlin there are a number of so-called Baby Grand hotels. Children, from infants to 13-year-olds, may be left there in care of trained supervisors from one day to several months. FAREWELL TO NELLIE Farewell, dear, lovely sir! of mine I My place I willingly resign Fly do\vn the street on happy wings With rattles, beads and teething rings And all the stud a grandma brings. The grandson's here! Right well I know OfT to the baby now you'll go! Hurry to see what you can do For chutHy cheeks and eyes oE blue, But also take my lovo ivlth you. Desert the house! I shall not mind. To loneliness I'll grow resigned. Now when at eve I come for tea I don't expect at home you'll be Till safely tucked In bed Is he. But now and then. If by and by Colic should make the rascal cry, And you can't stand to see him 111 With his brother, William H., he enlisted in Company I, 10th Regiment, in 1898, and was in the Army for 16 months. It was while in the Philippines that J. Riley Bailey received his call to do missionary work among the natives. He returned from the war and devoted the next 11 years in Greensburg Seminary, Bucknell University and a medical school, preparing himself for his life's work as medical missionary. His appointment was to Assam in India, instead of the Philippines. He was married to Ann M. McClure, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. James B. McClure on February 12, 1908. They sailed for India in September, 1910, with their little daughter, Betty. During 'their three terms in India, seven other children were born. During Dr. Bailey's "second term in India he contracted a serious disease. His illness, a sort of creeping I've heard to date. You'll think I'm ! P ara] y sis ' became so serious that his lying, but a man actually lugged one 1 P h y slciar - s s aid that to save his life thousand silver dollars about town · should oe taken to the hospital at with him one day list week--just for ready change. This is supposed to be the day (let's not bother about the yea-.-) that Brutus "rubbed out" Caesar. Let's go to press. Facfographs The Egyptian king,, enjoyed the games of chess. He thought t taught him war tactics that could use against his enemies. he Prisoners a. Sing Sing prison. New York, annually stage a "Sing Sing Follies," which consists largely of songs and dances. Layettes for the new baby made entirely of cotton materials are practical and inexpensive. 1 Calcutta. As he was too ill to be removed fiom his bed, he himself directed tlie native coolies in building a thatch roof over his bed and directed the placing of carrying handles at the head and foot oE his bed. While this work was being done, groups of native Christians entered the compound at various times, and knowing that they could not see the Doctor Sahib they would kneel and pray for his recovery. When the bed and all other packing was completed, it was a hard question for the Mrs. Doctor Sahib to decide as to who should carry the Doctor Sahib as many of the native Christians, both teachers and pupils, begged to be permitted to carry him, so she decided to allow them each to carry him just one day's journey. At the close of the day the Mrs. Sahib told tne Christian carriers and FTC spent a lot of money and time finding out it is not cricket for steel companies to charge freight rates that are not actually incurred. There is no question about it for the reason that the big steel companies with many branches would murder their small independent competitors on a straight F. O. B. basis. Instead of breaking up the trust, the reform would abolish the independents, and throw their employes out of work. Instead of decentralizing the industry, it would probably result in concentration of manufacturing on the Atlantic seaboard, nearest the largest steel markets, raising havoc with plants as near as Pittsburgh which could not meet the freight rate differential. Fact is most other New Deal departments were "disgusted" (their word) with the FTC handling of the steel price case. They can do nothing about it. Steel is the FTC end of the show. But they can do their nothing in an affirmative and vigorous way, which is what they are doing. In that recent economy conference at the White House, 81-year-old Chairman Edward Taylor of the House Appropriations Committee talked to President Roosevelt as a President has seldom been talked to. It was a short spontaneous lecture on the ethics of recent White House relations with Congress. , What burned Mr. Taylor most was FDR's step in slapping back a demand for S150.000 000 more of relief the week after Congress had cut his relief appropriation that much. "You oughtn't to have done that," said Mr. Taylor in substance. "Congress passed a law and it was up to you to administer it. Congress doesn't like to be- treated that way by a Democratic President." Even colleagues of Taylor were surprised by the vehemence of his remarks. Another show of congressional resistance, which did not leak out, was exhibited in the same conference by Representative George Johnson of West Virginia. After the President's long recital of WPA needs, Johnson brought up the question of WPA political activities. He gave Mr. Roosevelt an intimate picture of the situation in West Virginia which was anything but encouraging to Democratic political success in 1840. Many a Democratic legislator (probably a majority) has come to the opinion that WPA political activities are among the greatest liabilities the Administration will carry into the next election. Nobody asked the Federal Reserve Board about prices, prior to its week-end blast against price control plans. The statement was voluntary. Apparently the Administration has become skittish about growing sentiment in Congress for a farm price guarantee, the Thomas amendment authorizing FRB to stabilize prices, etc FRB already had said in its annual report two months ago, these money- monkeying and other panaceas would not work, but no one noticed it then, neither Congress nor the country. So the board, determined on a more dramatic approach, and hit the front pages. The statement was largely the work of Dr. E. A. Goldenweiser, director of the division of research and statistics. Whenever the Federal Reserve Board is right, Dr. Golden- X \veiser has report. usually prepared the A congressman received a letter from Bill Bullitt, Mr. Roosevelt's European secretary of state, expressing the opinion there will be no war in Europe this year. A senator received a letter from a member ot the British Parliament who had recently been at Checkers for a week-end with Premier Chamberlain, saying Chamberlain was confident in the same opinion. That seems to make it almost unanimous. Land in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, which is located one- halt in Tennessee and one-half in North Carolina, was part of the territory granted by King Charles II of England to the Lords Proprietor in 1663. DAVIDSON'S. "Meet Me at Davidson's" Polka dot basque frock. Taffeta top. 12-20. 8.95 Magnetic Irresistible fashions . . . thriftily priced! All tew, nattering, you'll come back enthusiastically lor more! Safeguard Your Valuables Don't mar the pleasure of your vacation by worrying about important papers and valuable articles left unguarded in your home. A-safe deposit box in this bank will assure their safety, not only for vacation time but at all-times. You can rent a box for a sum surprisingly low^cbmpared with the protection,- convenience and peace of mind it provides. Boxes rent from $3.00 a year up, depending upon' the size of box required. Let us show you our Safe Deposit Vault and vari- " ous types of boxes. Visit our Safe Deposit Department and see our display of boxes. T H E N A T I O N A L B A N K AND T R U S T C O M P A N Y OF C O N N E L L S V I L L E Member .Fedora! Keposit Insurance Cori. T' 'ff 'ff ', '·K'y.'-T,' SLi

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page