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PAGE FOUR. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE. PA. TUESDAY, JIAB.CU 1. 1938. lath} Qkurter IHE COURIER COMPANY . James J. Driscoll R. A. Doncgan Walter S. SUmmcl James M. Driscoll J. Wylie Driscoll , Publisher . . President and General Manager Secretary and Treasurer ,,__,, T r . ,,_. ,, s 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 advanced · Entered as second class matter at the Postofflce, - Conncllsviljc, Pa. .* ' -IN A COCKEYED WORLD!- TUESDAY EVENING; MARCH i, ms. FATHER -qi'.:SUri;R-lHGinVAY IDEA - Dispatches from'Was'hington would seem to indicate somebody Is-trying to "steal J.'Buoll Siiyder's thunder when It conies tolplannins-transcbhtinetnarroad systems. After J. B.-iad hiss-plan .before Congress for two ycars/'along comeiSena{bS3ulkley-oC.'Ojjji andjen.reaontatlve Steagall ofrA.)attajincwlttr_somc:wliatrsimUar ·proposals, -whielr they put_b"efofe.IIfeir_colleagues : jn;tlie form'.of bills.,. While we doTioragreeivithrMr^Snydor-polltlcany we certainly, would not~wan't 'to "see, so.meliody "oonfiscate'lUs idea, and the, glo'ry that^vould-go.^vlthjcallzaticn. thereof, lie is the recognized fattier, whether his plans or another's are adopted, if any are. Under the Snyder scheme there would be three east- west super-highways 100 feet wide and six-running north and south. Contracts for the work and'employment of men would be 10-mile sections. Two of the routes would cross Payette county, bisecting at Uniontown. Mr. Snyder 'estimates more than a million and half men would be given employment. Obviously expenditure of Federal money on such a road system would be better than for many projects on which it has been lavished under the WPA. Endorsement by the President of the idea and the activity of Bulkley and Steagall Indicate something may be done. - 'LKB 1VIXS COMPANY UJCIOX CASK ' ~ Conxpany unions received what mayjbe their death-blow by the~ Supreme Court Monday. The tribunal by unanimous vote uphold the right of th'e National Labor Relations Board to order withdrawal by an employer of such union, even if there be no other to taHe -Us place. The Labor Board's order had been directed against J-ennsylvania Greyhound Lines, Inc. The opinion, ·written , / Justice Stone, held the company ~ had by ""unfair-'labor practices succeeded in establishing a company union so organized,that It was Incapable of functioning as a bargaining representative of employes." The so-called company union has been the target of organized labor ever since the NRA imposed recognition by employers of employe' groups. Labor won another victory when the court voided a Federal court injunction against picketing. It upheld the practice, presumably so long as it is peaceful. ' The decision is significant in view of the fact that the lower court acted as it did because "no labor dispute was involved." The union had no members employed by the complaining flrrn. FIREXEX STAT BY COXST1TUTIOX ' The board of control of the Western Pennsylvania Firemen's Association has taken the stand that while it has 'a constitution the signatories thereto must obey its provisions. In so doing it has set an example for others, including certain New Dealers. It might have seemed but a minor matter when Ford City liremen, without consulting the membership at large, changed the date for the annual convention from the week provided under the constitution to a time more suitable to them ag convention hosts. It was not so considered by the board. Meeting here Saturday night It revoked the assignment of the convention, to Ford City and instructed the executive committee to find another place. The vote of all but 15 of GOO delegates in favor of. the proposed action indicates how firmly they believe in living up to the basic law of their organization. FIA'IXG FORTRESSES JTEAli PERFECTION The friendly jaunt of eix United States Army bombers --flying fortresses, so called--to Buenos Aires and back, 12,000 miles, with but one minor delay by engine trouble indicates airplane building for ' reliable performance is past the experimental stage. The flight revealed also that the huge craft can be operated at higher speed than had yet been attempted by the type. On the return they covered the distance from the Canal Zone to Langley Field, near Washington, in 10 and half hours, at an average speed of 204 miles an hour. The performance of the bombers will probably add to the conviction of many members of Congress that it might be better to spend $250,000 for a plane than $80,000,000 for a dreadnaught. Three hundred twenty bombers for the cost of one battleship. NO DODGERS FOUSD HERE Failure of "some" Pennsylvania employers to make unemployment compensation payments on their employes' wages in 1937 ia delaying benefits to many unemployed workers. Secretary of Labor and Industry Ralph M. Bashore says. No Connellsville employers are embraced in the "some." They meet their obligations. For many of them the money paid will be a? bread cast on the waters. It will return to them iu the distribution the compensated worker makes. ' ·" As to the non-payers, the State will "make every effort to collect." If ordinary methods fail it will sue. Failure of some applicants to receive checks at the time expected it attributed to the rush at I-Iarrleburg. It is said Pennsylvania has to date paid more compensation than any other state. FREE PRESS GUARDIAN AGAINST DESPOTS In Gerjnany, Italy and the Soviet Union, newspapers are limited to printing what the dictators permit. In Russia to do otherwise would be to court death. In Germany and Italy to disobey would be followed by confiscation, freedom "of the press spells the difference between a democracy and a nation ruled by a dictator. Speaking on "Importance of a Free Press to a Free People," William B. Bruno of California Institute of Technology told California publishers the other day that it is the modern newspaper that has made modern democracy possible. The reason he cited, and which anyone will realize by taking thought, is "that enlightenment of the people ib an absolute essential of all free government; without channels of public. Information freely, used, It cannot come into existence, much loss bo securoly-maintained." So long as the newspapers -of the country continue to function as they now do there will be no dictatorship, as we know it in the Ok) World.--\Vo w i l l be ablo to ward off dip Stalins, the Hitlers and the Mu^olmis. WASHINGTON, March 1.--Free- cm of the press lias become recog- i/.ed as a guarantee established by he Constitution, but freedom of the ir apparently has yet to run the auntlet ol arbitrary restriction be- ore court decisions will permanently estraln those legislators or bureaucrats who would tamper with broad- asting. The issue comes up in a novel way. t now is proposed by the Admlnis- ration to levy a tax on broadcasting tations, with the assessment gradu- tcd upward in accordance with the umber of watts of power used. This s but another way of saying that the tations with large circulation or stcner audiences shall pay more those stations reaching smaller udiences by reason of their limited ange of transmission. ^ Such a form of taxation, popular What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, March 1.--Washington politicians' practically unanimous verdict (and there arc some pretty capable and experienced politicians hero on an average) is that the campaign of Philippine High Commissioner Paul V. McNutt for the Democratic presidential nomination is overly obvious. In fact, it is spoken of as verging on the ridiculous, which is about the worst imaginable thing for a presidential candidacy. This may not be exclusively Commissioner McNutt's own fault. His friends appear to have done their part toward exaggeratng him, perhaps without his personal sanction. It is a queer mistake for them to have made, however, considering how politically astute Hoosier partisanship is supposed to be. Or maybe it is only Hoosier Republicanism that is so astute. Possibly the Democratic faction is less so. UNCONVINCING Anyway, the commissioner's recent arrival in Washington was overplayed to the point of caricature. To be sure, Mr. McNutt has been prcsidentially mentioned, but not very vociferously. I have heard him suggested as a five per cent possibility. Yet the proportions of his reception in the Capital clearly hac been inflated to give the impression that he is a full-fledged 100 per center. It might have been all very well if the yowl of acclaim had been a! all convincing. But it was not. The crowd whicl: took 33 suites at the Mayflower Hotel and, to the number of a few thousands, attended the McNutt banque there, consisted almost exclusively of Indiana Democrats. It was not national. It too manifestly was stage- managed and paid for by McNutt political mechanism. NOT MUCH INTEREST Nobody else seemed to care a hoo for the a Hair. Only two Cabinet members--Attorney General Cummmgs and Secretary ot Commerce Roper--were on hand. It would have been (ine, as a stall gathering, to boost McNutt for a Senate scat. But prcsidentially?-- no! FOOLISH MOVES? McNutt cannot entirely blame hi: Indiana managers, either. He made a foolish play at Manila when he insisted'that toasts, at Fill pino banquets, must be given to him fln.1, ahead of Philippine Prcslden Quezon. Regardless of technique the difference did not amount tc much. He made himself look sill by raising the issue. Then he came streaking back the United States, to report to Prcsi dent Roosevelt upon Filipino issue which the President evidently con riders not a bit urgent--for he mad no haste to meet the commissioner OVERESTIMATED? Briefly, it looks as If Mr. McNut had overestimated his importance. His publicity has been awful also Emph.isis has been laid upon th detail that he it handsome. Hand some! What the heck has that go to do with his presidential quahflca tions? He is not well known in Washing ton, even though he was governo of Indiana and developed a high powc»cd political machine there. 'Ho hn.s been bidly managed piesi denti.illj. I'd RUCPS that he is out of th running. MAKE YOUR JOB BIG One of the best ways to get more at it and observe the results. Yoi t a liking for the Job you have to will find to your surprise that the jo! o is to begin doing it better. is not so unpleasant as you though Some people never make n good it was; or if that is not the case, the ob of the work at hand, because they you will find that much ot the trou re always thinking nbout some other ble with the job has arisen from th ob which they hope they may get. fact that you have not put your bcs The result of such an attitude of into it. You will get n new sense o mind is twofold: first, one finds him- exhilaration that will please yo elf in a constant state of ferment, more than your fruitless dream n a feverish restlessness that de- about promotion. troys peace. In the second place, Best of all, you \vill make th uch an attitude destroys completely possibilities of a new job mov s ability to do the Job at hand. nearer to realization. So when you get sick of your job Big jobs nrc wailing only for me --as everybody does at times--try who are doing their present jobs i he remedy of working a little harder n big way. All rights reserved--Bab son Newsptper Syndicate. STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK . By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. As Others Think FUTILE, BUT BRAVE (Rockford Register-Republic.) In the face of tragedy, human nature invariably reveals an unselfish bravery not suspected In the routine ot everyday life. This was grapbicaly illustrated last vcck when fellow workers, forgetting any possible threat of their own safety battled grimly in a vain effort to rescue two men trapped at the bottom of a WPA storm sewer excavation. "We're going to get those boys if we have to work a week without stopping," was the vow of one of the workers whose sole thought obviously was to proceed with the rescue without consideration of personal risk involved. The cave-in which claimed the ives of two workers resulted when tons of earth crushed together the ilank shoring in the 17 foot excavation. Rescue workers, confined in narrow quarters, were required to dig out the soil which was exerting its pressure against the broken shoring. That there might have been a further collapse of tons of dirt or a now shUtlng in the temporary planking which protected them apparently never occurred to the inspired rescue squad. General belief that the men would be dead when found in no way lessened the speed of workers, who kept on until the bodies of both victims were released. Today in Was By DAVID LAWRENC|E In fhe Day's News Brief Comment «n Current Events Hero and There. Having rounded out his term of crvlce with the Baltimore Ohio Railroad, Frank Watson, whose rlends call him "Pop," and who has ailed Pittsburgh home since 1917, vill come to Connellsville to spend iis remaining days on Mother Earth. L daughter, Margaret, lives here. She'll be his, housekeeper. Last night ricnds gave "Pop" a testimonial dinner at the Metropolitan Club in 'ittsburgh. It was attended by the ·big fellows" of the B. O in that .orrltory, with others from Baltimore, NTew York, Chicago and Cincinnati at he table. Mr. Watson has been connected with the baggage department since beginning his career with he company in 1913. His boyhood lomc was at Addison. Brownsville voters face dlsfran- chisctnent at the primary and general elections through an oversight in .he revamping of the legislative districts in Faycttc county. The framcr of the bill neglected to mention the xrough. It is a town without a wme. What effect the oversight will have is for legal minds to determine. known as l"the Huey Long tax," i* the same sort of thing which ^he stata of Louisiana tried when it passed a law declaring that, in addition to all other forms of taxation, the newspapers with a circulation in excess of 20,000 copies should pay a license tax of two per cent on gross receipts for the privilege of engaging in business. The Supreme Court ol the United States ruled in a unanimous opinion on February 10, 1936, that this tax was a limitation on the freedom of the press. Radio is admittedly today a form of transmitting knowledge to the people, in fact some public officials contend it is more far-reaching than other instrumentalities because f its mechanical advantages for in- tantancou 1 * communication. But, owevcr that may be, radio broad- astlng is considered by almost verybody nowadays one of the ma- or means of imparting knowledge nd hence, it will be contended, hould be as immune from interfcr- nce as is the press. Some confusion has arisen because he radio companies get their wave cngths assigned to them by the 'ederal Government and from this it ;as been erroneously assumed that he Government^can do as it pleases ibout regulating or imposing taxes m radio broadcasting. But the falsity if such an assumption is apparent rom a legal viewpoint, at least when t is realized that newspapers and magazines obtain and pay fees for ^ccond class mail privileges also derived from the Government, but ^is does not in any way authorize the ""cderal Government to exact a larger charge or fee for publishing companies of larger than smaller circula- ion for carrying a single copy hrough the mails. There has never icon any such discriminatory tax on size of circulation, and i£ the principle of a graduated tax, based on size f listener audience, is ever upheld by the courts with respect to radio stations, it would seem that news- ?apers and magazines would thereafter be vulnerable from the same Federal taxing power. It is only necessary to substitute the words "broadcasting station" and 'listener audience" for the terms "newspapers" and "circulation," re- :*resumably it was the intention to let the river town be where it was, in tile Second district. Uniontown was shifted to the First, which will name two members o£ the Assembly instead of one. District 2, in which is Connellsville, will also choose two A good angel in the person of the State will come to the relief of the financially harassed Board of Education with $36,987, probably within a few days. That sum will obviate the necessity of borrowing to pay teachers for March and April. But from then on to September--four months--what? Ask the members o! the Wcihc-Campbell-Mclntire-Bals- ley group. Of course there are numerous other expenses besides teachers' and janitors' salaries. ENTEKrKISE AND HUMAN NATURE An enterprUing fellow saw an Jdle pstc ot land which he thought a good location for peanut selling stand. So he dickered with the owner at agreed upon the rent. And fulfilling his amblUon Into buslnc there he went. He mndc that ugly corner more attracU' to the eye And started selling peanuts to the people passing by. When ho began to prosper, needing help to share the v,orlc, A lad who lacked employment u«s en- KuKcd to be a clerk. Thus the two of them were happy, but before the year uas sucnt The landlord saw them thriving so he promptly rai^t d the rent. The aMt-Sbor ealtcd upon him nnd his stand and stock appraised. Then he served him with a notice that his taxcb had been raised. The cost of peanuts mounted and he saw his profits fade. The clerk bcBon to srumble he was being underpaid. At last debt bowled him ovcrl Now the clerk Ib wondering when Another little business man will give him Nork nKain. And the landlord tells hH neighbors that he cannot understand Why some cnturprislnfi fellow doeMi't come to rent his land. Students ot Italian extraction hac their day at the High School Monday. They presented the program the morning assembly. It was made up of vocal numbers, dances, fashions modeling and instrumental numbers, n Duce came in for attention in a song, "Mussolini," by a chora group. The program was for the senior and junior classes. It will be given tomorrow for the sophomores and fresh'men. "I'd guess that he is out of tin presidential running." These are Ur words of Charles P. Stewart, Centra Press columnist, regarding Paul V McNutt and his presidential boom Stewart goes into detail in his daily article appearing on this page today spectivoly, In the following extract Continued on Page Five. 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