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LAST E AST .EDITION P RICE The Best Advertising Medium in. the Yough Region. VOL. 36, NO. 100. Tho Weekly Courier. Founded July 17. Una; Tho Dally Courier. Founded November 10. 1002. I Merged, I July la, irco CONNELLS\ 7 ILL13, PA., WEDNESDAY J3VBNING, MARCH 2, 1938. TEN PAGES. ENGLAND ENLARGES AIR FORCE M o b i l i z e s Scientific Corps to Aid in Secret Defense. APPROPRIATION BOOSTED MILLIONS By LEON KAY United Press Staff Correspondent. LONDON, Mar. 2.--Great Britain announced the greatest air force estimates in her peace time history today and disclosed that she had mobilized a corps of scientists to aid in secret air defense plans. Air force estimates totaling "£73,- 500,000 ($367,500,000) were 'announced for the fiscal year which begins April 1, an increase of £17,000,- 000 ($35,000,000) over those for the current year. But by allotments from the £400,- 000,000 ($2,000,000,000) -defense loan authorized under a five-year defense plan, the grand total will be raised to £102,720,000 pounds ($513,600,000), an increase of £20,220,000 ($101,100,000) over that for the current year. This increase alone is greater than the entire appropriation for any year between 1928 and 1!)34 inclusive. ' An air ministry memorandum accompanying the estimates disclosed that since April, 1935, the home defense air fleet had been more than doubled--from 52 to 123 squadrons. As usual, the detailed figures for Continued on Page.Six. Capone Nervous, Not insane, Says Wife-After Visit By United Press. SAN FRANCISCO, Mar. 2.--Scarface Al Capone's wife and brother secluded themselves from society again today after granting an interview to reporters at a filling station south of San Jose, and denying thai Chicago's master hoodlum was suffering from anything worse than despondency and^ nervousness. - They had' just returned from a visit to the Alcatraz Island prison where Capone is serving an 11-year sentence for evading Federal income taxes on the loot ol his bootleg mob He will be eligible for parole next year. Mrs. Mamie Capone, a tall blonde ·who came from Miami, Fla., to visit her imprisoned husband for the firs time since he suffered a menta breakdown February 5, was nervous and defiant when she faced reporters who had trailed her taxicab from town. The cab stopped at .the filling station seven miles south of San Jose and the newspapermen's car came alongside. A dark-haired man, presumably Ralph Capone, the gangster's brother, was with her in the cab. "Well, what can I do for you to make you stop chasing me?" she asked. The reporters had followed her 60 miles from San Francisco. "All we want to know is how is Al?" the reporters said. "Al is all right." "Is he going to get well," she was asked. "Yes, he is going to get well. He is suffering from dejection and · broken spirit, aggravated by intcnsi nervousness," she said. Her companion took up the conversation and denied that Capone was insane. It had been rumoret that the gangster had gone violently Bloody Russian Purge Will Send 21 More to Deaths By NORMAN B. DEUEL United Press Staff Correspondent. MOSCOW, Mar. 2.--Twenty-one jolshcvik leaders, latest of thousands o be charged as traitors in a terrible .hree-ycar purge, went on trial today n the Hall of Columns of the one time Nobles' Hall before the dreaded military collegium of the supreme court. It was taken for granted that all lad confessed and would proclaim their guilt to the world in detail. It was believed almost certain that conviction would mean that they would [ace a firing squad against a prison wall within 72 hours. All the dcfandants were men of national prominence. Some were of international prominence. Half a dozen, at one time or another, had been of world renown. Now denounced as traitors, murderers, these men, some of whom Continued on Page Three. Judge Matthews And His Mother Feted by Friends A delegation of. 25 Conncllsvllle citizens joined residents of Markleysburg and the adjacent community Tuesday night in paying homage to Boss S. Matthews of Conncllsvillc, judge of the Fayette County Orphans Court--"the country boy who made good in the big town"--and his mother, Mrs. Sarah Josephine Matthews of Markleysburg, at a dinner at Markleysburg. The affair was arranged by residents of the Markleysburg area in honor of the judge and his mother and both were present although it was doubtful earlier In the day whether Mrs. Matthews would be able .to attend as she had been in ailing health. A doctor visited her in. the afternoon and gave permission to attend. Judge H. S. Dumbauld of the Fayette county court, Mayor Ira D * Younkin and W. D. McGlnnis /· Conncllsville and Judge Matth ^' of were speakers. Robert J. Aj.V^ws Uniontown banker, served in t- rnctt, of toastmastcr. Former,^ 0 role Thomas H. Hudson of yfr Judge was unable to attend bee?-MJnlontown Surrealist Kitty CALIFORNIA AIR NEW JERSEY SENATOR HAS E T E R N A L Y O U T H S E C R E T ; OYSTERS AND CHAMPAGNE WASHINGTON, Mnr. 2. -- A properly balanced diet of New Jersey oysters and New Jersey champagne Bless to end all future battles over the .relative merits o£ rival state products.' will enable a 70-year-old man to. Smathers remarks were made as a jump over'a 10-foot fence .before dlccse Icns ' t sponsore d by the Wis- brenkfast. . . . _ Senator William H; Smatliers, T v N. J., offered this challenge atj n c opening of today's -session of £on- consin delegation in the Senate restaurant was broadcast bile-by- bitc over a network of 90 radio stations. Kitty Carlisle, star of "Three Waltzes," demonstrates manner of keeping hor hair back. It's a handy (excuse it^ of keeping her locks out of her eye*. G. O. P. C l a i m s a x Hides Mo/^f iss ew Deal For "Purge" of Enemies Fe " c . e * Jumping Deer '!ik Farmers; Wanl Open Season on Doe health. He had been i -nisc ot poor . scheduled to speak. A bouquet of flowe 1 - ' Mrs. Matthews by T -"s was sent to Harry A. Cottom -President Judge condition docs no' . whose physical tend night func t permit him to at- Work of Conn :tions. Mrs. Charles ^Matthews wi 1 gift of Mr. Slouffer am" The two i Mr. and Mrs. Work, considcrab' .honor guests came in for the speak le praise while several of master, hi, crs, principally the toast- Judge Ma. id a field day in "ribbing" Approxij tthews. tended thy matcly 180 persons at- .ellsvlle presented Mrs. ih another bouquet, the and Mrs. Charles H. j testimonial diner. Garbo,', Stokowski : ln Italy, Silent On Wedding Rumors UniU; By JOSEPH RAVOTTO HA* 1 fd Press Staff Correspondent, towi iVELLO, Italy, N Mar. 2.--Thi ·rom i halls of a dozen villages in this has antic region, which for centuric. we- enjoyed the patronage of lovers ba' re -watched today for the marriage nns of Leopold Stokowski, famuo: mad at the time his mental ailmf ^TiTusician, and Great Garbo, movi was announced in a terse and v formative statement from the r last month. ' · --- * Japs fp Abandon r s iin- _' /Alaskan Coast By RAT / United Press: / MARSHALL TOKYO, .' : stall Correspondent, gesture of , iiar. 2.--Japan as a United State good will toward the plans for ; , s has decided to abandon cruises in A' fishing and exploration today i n , .laskan waters, it was said The cruis repeated States a' tentlal d Some governn United; tion to' foreign , likelih' no dc The ing-e /usually reliable quarters, es have been a matter for protests by the United jd were regarded as a po- jnger source. sources reported that the sent already had advised the ·'States officially of Its inten- abandon the cruises. But the . office, though admitting the ood of abandonment, said that clsion had been made. 1936 flshc i government had planned flsh- ·xploration cruises each year for ; 19S7 and 1938. Expeditions in . f and 1937 irritated American an! srmen--and the United States-- ?£' i. hence, it was asserted, the f? merriment abandoned plans for the f 38 cruise in order to better re' itions with the United States. Sign Steel Contract. ConrieUsviUe Manufacturing iMine Supply Company of the West iside has signed a contract with the 'Steel Workers' Organizing Com- nittec, «* wa s announced at the; to conclude was an Anglo-Unite ittsburgh hcadquiirtcrs of the union.' States trade pact, he said. actress. The white haired man with thi long tapering fingers and the tal blonde woman, called by the native 'Donna Misteriosa," (the mystery woman) who had aroused the curl osity of the natives for days by thci strolls from their villa ovcrlookin the bay of Naples, had been identi ficd definitely as Stokowski and Mis Garbo. It was taken for granted that th long standing rumors of their ro mancc were true and that they soo would be married. It was even re ported that they already had bee married--at Naples--but offlcia records disclosed that they hadn't, a least in Italy. Italian law require the posting of marriage banns week before the ceremony. Stokowski came to the Carus Hotel early today to accept a trans oceanic telephone call from Phila delphia where he became famous a conductoi^ of the symphony orches tra there. The correspondent ac costcd him and asked about his plan and Miss Gorbo's plans. "I never talk about persona things," he said. "If you want t interview me on music or the clnem; I am at your disposal." KENNEDY AIMS FOR ANGLO TRADE PAC ' B y JOSEPH W. GRIGG, Jr. United Press.Staff Correspondent LONDON, Mar. 2.--Joseph Kenedy arrived today to assume h duties as United States ambassadi to Greet Britain. One of the first things he wishc By United Pros. TRENTON, N. J., Mar. 2. -- Deer re jumping over gh, overrunning barriers 14 fcut farms in such cat numbers that farmers and bcr- f growers have protested to the ate fish and game commission. Tho implainanls, representing land own- ·s in Atlantic, Burlington and ccan counties, suggested that hunt- ig of docs be permitted nnd ccr be attracted to liill ;ircas. that Parents to Be Prosecuted In StudentStrike By United Prta. KANE. Pa., Mnr. 2.--The- lliimil- on Township School Bonrd toda rdercd the arrest of parents whose hildrcn are on strike at Morrison chool in protest aRiiinst tlic rcin- tatement of Mrs. Christine Prentice, is teacher. The strike was c.-illcd by the larcnls of 21 of the 31 students Irist February 22. CIO Candidate Has Narrow Margin (or Mayor at Cumberland By United Prc^s. CUMBERLAND, Md., Mar. 2.-Backed by labor's non-partisan eague, which is controlled by the Committee for Industrial Organization; Harry W. Mathcny led the incumbent, Dr. Thomas W. Koon, lor the mayoralty nomination today by 301 votes in Cumberland's municipal primary of yesterday. Mathcny now is commissioner of finance and revenue of this city of 38,000 population. Thomas F. Conlon led the candidates for city council, while others nominated In a field ot 15 are Edgar Reynolds, Harry Irvine, William J. Edwards, incumbents, and Joseph H Griffin, Edward W. Wcgman, Benjamin W. O'Rourkc and James Orr. Griffin and O'Rourke also arc on the slate with Matheny. Three votes will control action in council. By JOHN R. DEAL United Press Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Mar. 2.--Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee prepared today to defend their tax program against Republican charges that the proposed modilications fail to remove taxes responsible for the present depression. The Republicans contended tha' the proposed new tax on "loscly held corporations was devised ns a political weapon to "purge" the Nation's business structure of corporations controlled by persons opposed to the Administration. Demanding immediate and "unconditional repeal" ot the undistributed prolits tux. the Republicans charged thiit it was responsible for the current""Franklin D. Roosevelt depression." The seven-man minority filed a report last nlKlit refusing to support the bill introduced by Chairman Robert L. Doughton, D., N. O.. because of threo "outstanding undesirable features." They listed: 1. Retention ot the "vicious and indefensible principle" of the undistributed profits tax. 2. Imposition of r.n "unwarranted and discriminatory penalty ti.x on closely held or family corporate business organizations." 3. Failure to improve the capftal g.iins t;ix so ;is to encourage capital rnnsactions and the investment of now funds in productive enterprise. It has been snid, 'of two evils, choose the lessor,' but this admunl- ion applies only when there is no other alternative," said the Republican report, signed by Represcnta- Continucd on Page Three. Pershing Em§fges From Cornflakes Solid Foo'd; Talks .,, . FERGUSON Jinitcfl" 7 Press Staff Correspondent. TUCSON, Ariz., Mar. 2.--A pair of tired eyes opened in a little cottage in the desert and a weak voice iskcd, "where am 1?" For the first time in his life--a Jife that has included blind treks through jungles', forced marches by the stars in Mexico and midnight maneuvers in France--John J. Pcrsh- jng, general of the acmies of the United States, was lost. He was not lost today, however, for he had emerged from a coma and his mind was clear and sharp. Doctors, aware that he was 77 years old and vulnerable to a sudden heart attack, nevertheless reported continued improvement In his condition. But for a moment yesterday the general, who once could plot an offensive on a map with an unerring eye, was lost. Then they leaned over the narrow bed on which he lies and told him: "We arc in the Desert Sanatorium, a I Tucson." He concentrated for a moment on Continued on Pago Six. Search Being Made,for Ship in San Joaquin River ValJey. RADIO REPORTED NO DIFFICULTY New Deal Policies Paralyze Business, Baldwin Head Says ' . " ' By United Press. WASHINGTON, Mar. 2.--George H. Houston, president of the Baldwin Locomotive Works, asserted before the Senate Unemployment and Relief Committee today that government policies arc paralyzing private enter;- prise and are causing existing conditions of unemployment. Speaking as the chairman^ of. the Industrial Financing Committee of the National Association of Manufacturers, Houston warned that if free enterprise is not permitted to restore -recovery, a system of collectivism will be substituted for present forms of American economy. Guffey in Move To Beat Jones At May Primary Anti-Nazi Austrians Plan to Challenge Any Demonstrations By ROBERT H. BEST United Press Staff Correspondent. VIENNA, Mar. 2.--Anti-Nazi Aus- iuns today announced n'.ans to hold 000 mass meetings within the next irec weeks to organize national upport for the government against ny illegal Nazi activities. It was reported that as part of loir campaign, storm troops of tht ro-government Fatherland Front ould be ready after each meeting 1 challenge any visible Nazi to reel fight. Coal Commission Talks Procedure On New Minimums PRESIDENT SIGNS WPA FUND BILL WASHINGTON, Mar. 2--Prcsiden Roosevelt today signed the $250,000,000 Works Progress deficiency appropriation bill. The speedy signature by the President will enable WPA to place into immediate effect its program for in creasing relict rolls to accommodate mounting numbers of idle workers CUTTING OF CORN BLAMED FOR DEATH PITTSBURGH. Mar. 2.--The cut ting ol a corn from the foot o Walter Oxborough, 08, was blame for his death today. The coroner's office report state a bloodstream infection developc after the corn was removed thre weeks ngo and caused his death. Banks Urged to Help. WASHINGTON, Mar. 2.--The Ad ministration asked the banks to hel expand small business an5 at th same time officials worked on a pro gram to curb "monopolies." WASHINGTON, Mar. 2.--The national bituminous coal commission met today to discuss procedure for establishing new minimum prices on soft coal to replace those it revoked last week. It was believed that at least four months would be required to establish new minima. Col. House Improved. NEW YORK, Mar. 2.--Colonel Edward M. House, former adviser and intimate friend of Woodrow Wilson, who is critically ill with pleurisy, was "better" today, his secretary announced. The Weather Rain tonight and Thursday, prob ably changing to snow Thursday a ternoon, warmer in south portion to night, colder in extreme north po tion late tonight, much colder Thuri day and-Thursday night is the noo weather forecast for Western Perm sylvania. Temperature Itccord. 1938 1937 Maximum 46 VI Minimum - 4- .31 Mean ,, 39 37 By ROSS DOWNING United Press Staff Correspondent. 11ARR1SBURG, Mar. 2,--Factions opposed to Charles Alvin Jones for Democratic gubernatorial nomination, headed by U. S. Senator Joseph F. GutTey, today sought a "compromise" candidate to force ihe withdrawal of the Pittsburgh H.torncy or defeat him in a free-for-all battle in the May 17 primary. GufTcy, who denied before the State Committee last week that there ever had been a quarrel between "the Giitfeys and the Lawrences," the United Press learned, is attempting to produce a candidate satisfactory to CIO Chairman John L. Lewis and J. Duvid Stern, Philadelphia publisher, in a move to upset Jones. A source close to Guffey said r,o candidate meeting the "compromise" specifications yet h«d been selected, but if one is found the proposal that By. United Press. LOS ANGELES, Mar. 2.--A twin- motored Transcontinental and Western air liner was lost in the moun- tans cast of Fresno today and fear was'expressed for^the safety.of its six passengers and crew of three. Officials of the line sent searching parties into the mountains where eight feet of snow covered the rough brush and rocks'. Last word from the radio of the plane came shortly after 9 P. M. when the chief pilot, Captain John D. Graves, reported.first that he intended to return to. Fresno, and then that he seek, the takers- field Airport. The plane left. San Francisco, at 8:33. P;: M. :(PST) :bound ' for Los Angeles. Mrs. C. G. Landry, wife of an em- ploye at the" Edison Company power house at Huntington Lake; reported that she saw. the plane flying down the San Joaquin River at an altitude of 500 feet'at 9:20 P. M.' Because of her report, the airline sent its Fresno manager and others of a search 'party by automobile, to the vicinity. ' ; . . . ' . . . . The power house is about 4.0. miles north and east of Fresno at an"altitude of 4,500 feet. On.each side of the river mountain ranges rear another 1,000 feet. Mrs. Landry said the plane, was bound down the river and was clearly visible although a; heavy rain, was falling. Her home is only 300 feet from the river. . .. Search for the plane, it was said, would be handicapped by the fact that the KcrchoiT bridge across the San Joaquin was out and would prevent automobiles from reaching the vicinity where the craft was last sighted. Herbert Stand!, Fresno manager of TWA, headed the searching party. Meantime, another party of TWA officials lc:t San Francisco for Fresno to join the search. The plane last was heard from shortly after Captain Graves decided not to attempt to scale the Tehachapi Mountains, a rugged barrier between Central and Southern California. That the craft was down was a foregone conclusion since it carried fuel enough to la:it not later than 1 A. M. (PST). The ship-was-nine hours overdue at Los Angeles at 5 A. M. (PST). : At no time on lis flight south from San Francisco did Captahi Graves re;.ort any trouble oilier than that ice was forming on the wings of his plane when he was flying at an alti- Continucd on Page Six. The first mass meetings were ar- Jones withdraw to forestall an im- mged for Sunday, in cities, towns -- -* 1 -- *u..,,« 1 «,.;--,«,, nd villages all over the country. These mass meetings were cxpect- d to supplant the open meetings ·hich Na/.is hnve been holding, par- cularly Fii Styria province, in open cflance of :i government ban on xilitic.-J r.ctivitics. Meetings ol the athcrtand Front anri allied bodies fill not be subject to :his ban. Dr. Arthur von S;yss-Inquart, azi minister of interior and close ricnd of Chancellor Kurt Schusoh- igg began con[erciu-es with Nazi eaders at Gra/,, capital o£ Styria, oday in an effort to avoid an open ig scale clnsh between Nazis and he Fatherland Front, reinforced now tens ot thousands of men of all xlitical leanings, pledged to defend he government to the end against Nazism. pending . three-cornered, primary fight will be put up to State Chairman David L. Lawrence. Lawrence is credited with landing State Committee endorsement for Jones with the support of resigned Philadelphia Co-Chairman,. Matthew H. McCloskcy and in:dolng'so wicst-' ine control o£ the Pennsylvania Democratic organization from Guffey. Lewis demanded to the "end that the organization' accept "Lieutenant Governor. Thomas Kennedy, secretary-treasurer of the United Mine Woi.ters, as the endorsed candidate. Stem, who supported Philadelphia Treasurer Luther A. Harr for · the job, editorially caUcd on Jones to withdraw. Jones refused. Women Who Marry, Lose Jobs Can Receive State Compensation-Bashore HARRISBURG, Mar. 2.--Women who marry in violation of company rules and lose their job as a result arc entitled to unemployment compensation. L a b o r and Industry Secretary Ralph M. Bashore said today. No Murders During February in County UNIONTOWN, Mar. 2.--Twenty- two deaths were recorded during February in the office of County Coroner S. A. Baits it was revealed today in the official report. There was not a single murder. Causes of deaths include: eight natural, four unknown, two fractured skull from fall downstairs, one suicide, two first degree burns, one cremation in n burning building, one acute alcoholism, two automobile fatalities and one stillbirth. Monessen Man Cleared Of Manslaughter After Trial in Greensburg By United Press. GREENSBURG, Mar. 2.--Louis Joyncr of Monessen today was cleared of a manslaughter charge in connection with a fatal automobile accident. A jury late yesterday, in a verdict returned before President Judge Charles,E. Whitten, acquitted. him of the manslaughter charge. His automobile was alleged to have struck Anna Mancini of Monessen, who died of her injuries after an accident last June 23. Joyner was directed to pay the costs. Harry Ruey, also of Moncssen, was acquitted on a charge of robbery.but was convicted of the charge of violating the firearms act following a trial before Judge J. Hilary Kccnan. Ruey was accused of robbing Boyd Bloom of $77 and Charles Roble o£ $5 last October 1. Fear .For .Safety. Of Kidnaped Boy NEW.ROCHELLE, N. Y., Mar. 2.-Murray Leyine,- haggard and dis- · tresscdv feared today for the safety-' of his 12-year-old son, Peter, held by kidnapers for ransom. The prosperous attorney .kept con^ stant vigil beside' two telephones "in his $23,000 home in this suburb of New York City, anxiously awaiting an opportunity to contact the abductors. Reports that he had received a note demanding a ransom payment within 48 - hours under threat of death to the handsome, blue-eyed boy, were denied. It was believed, however, that at least one authcntie note, written on a toy typewriter, had been received. Police, who had accccded . to Levine's plea to'leave a clear, chan- ne.1 for the kidnapers to. conduct their, negotiations, prepared to abandon their hands-off policy as another day apparently passed without a contact. "We csin't stay out oC this case forever," said Philip S. Tilden, director of public safety. Nuircd Defense Counsel. UNIONTOWN. Mar. 2.--Attorneys Alex Z. Goldstein and E. J. llc- Daniel were appointed by the court as defense counsel in the murder case ot Margaret Leftwich, Negrfcss, D'ANNUNZSO DIES, HONORED BY DUCE Pitlman Overridden By Senate Committee On Burlew Promotion WASHINGTON, Mar. 2. -- The Senate Public Lands Committee today voted to report favorably the. nomination of^Ebert K. Burlew to be first assistant secretary of interior. The committee overrode the opposition of Senator Key . .Pittman, who has led a month-old inquiry into Burlew's qualifications, and confirmed Burlew's promotion from his present position as administrative assistant to Secretary Harold L. Ickes. By United Press. GARDONE, Italy, Mar. 2--Permier Benito Mussolini and a staff of-his aides led a pilgrimage to Gardone today-to honor Gnbriele D'Annunzio, soldier, poet, dramatist and lover, who lay in state in the "world discharged with the fatal shooting of i gust" room of his famous villa. James Pugh on Christmas Brownsville. Dny nt I Hn died last i hemorrhage. night of a brain Chile's Hand Caught in Wringer. Cynthia Jean. Guerriero, small daughter of. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Guerriero of Race street, suffered a badly lacerated hand Saturday when it was caught in an electric wringer. She was taken to the ConneUsvllle State Hospital for .treatment, a num- bci* of stitches being required to close the wound. .. . ·

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