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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, March 2, 1938
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PAGE POUR. THE DAILY COURIER, C'ONNELLSVILLE, PA. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1938. Courier CHE COURIER COMPANY , Tames J. Driscoll 1. A. Doncgan Walter S. Stimmel lames M. Driscoll t. Wylio Driscoll -- _^____ -- . ,, .,,,,,, ._,. ,, Publisher 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 mall 1£ paid in advance. Entered as second class matter at the Poslofflcc, · v Conncllsvillc, Pa. · · s WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 2. 1038. "THE IRON CHANCELLOR" The city tax duplicate for 1937 amounted to ?154,410.D2. The annual' statement of Councilman P. H. Beighley, Superintendent of the Department of Accounts and Finance, as published in The Courier, reveals that collections to December 31 amounted to $94,772^2. Rebates totaled $633.77, leaving a balance of $59,352.76. This has since been reduced 'by January and February collections."'Payment of taxes is said to be coming along at about the same rate as for 1936. On May 1, 1937, the city treasurer returned to tho county treasurer $35,642.85 in 1936 property tax as unpaid. This was on a total assessment of $146,974.32. Whether more of the $35,642 might have been collected by resort to legal measures is not known. But there is a feeling that among the property owners who did not pay there may be chiselers. Harrisburg hit upon the plan, last year of advertising the names of property owners who did not pay their assessments for 1936 by April 30. While no State law has been cited compelling such advertising, lawyers were of the opinion third-class cities have the right to so proceed under an act of. June 23,1931--Section 2402, Paragraph 54, P. L,. 932. Admittedly there are some who cannot pay without being greatly burdened. On the other hand there are many who give no thought to the obligation they owe to the city in keeping its machinery running. They do not take into account the fact that they are provided with police and lire protection, street lighting, street improvements and repairs and other necessities of a well-ordered municipality. Some of the funds they handle should go into the city treasury, whether it be much or little. Undoubtedly some goes for luxuries. They are entitled to these, but at the~same time there should be a compelling desire to do their part in meeting the-public debts. \ It has been suggested that in view of the probability of" chiseling on the part of some the city do as Harrisburg and other cities have done--make public the names of delinquents. OBSTACLES IS WAT OE TELEVISION Will television pay its way? Frank R. Elliott, experimental psychologist and author, raises serious questions in an article in the Rotarian. Advertising has been nominated to foot the bill as it has done in radio. "But will it?" Dr. Elliott asks. There are drawbacks. The difficulties of attention holding in television will be realized, says Dr. Elliott, when wo compare television ·with newspaper, magazine or even radio advertising. lie sizes it up this way: "If the newspaper reader's attention wavers, there is the page to come back to; if the magazine reader quits the page, it is there hours, days, or even weeks later for his attention. Not so with television. Let the eye wander from the small screen--even for seconds--and that television is gone, never to be retrieved. "Radio makes much less claim on fixed attention than television does. Sound is non-directional. Turn your head away from the radio set; turn your back to it; look out the window; tidy up the room; knit, sew, mind the baby, glance at the newspaper headlines--you can still hear the radio. ' "If the television program is so wordy as to give the complete story via the ear, it will be · so overloaded with talk as to be a repetitious bore. If there is appropriate balance between words and pictures, as there must be, then both ear and eye attention must be given simultaneously. Failure of either must mean inadequate reception." Another source of alarm cited by the psychologist is mechanical limitation of television itself. "Ultrashort waves of television without 'boosters' reach only about as far as the horizon, some 25 to 40 miles. 'Boosters' are necessary to televise from New York to Philadelphia. Furthermore, it is at present impractical to envisage television service without 'boosters' extending very far beyond the limits of a score of the largest cities of America." Just such difficulties were overcome by the telephone companies. Maybe the television makers will eventually triumph. Nothing is impossible. ANTI-SPEED DRIVE BRINGS RESULTS Governor Earle's intensive drive to regulate speed on highways has produced amazing results. Figures for January ; show-a decline in deaths of 37 per cent as compared with the same month of 1937. The impact of a car going 40 lo~50" miles'-an hour is vastly less than of one going 60 to 70. It is to the reduced speed--not exceeding 50 miles--the Governor attributes the reduced death toll. There were more accidents than a year ago, 335 more, but they lacked In smashing power. The Governor accounts for the increase in accidents by 35,670 more cars registered. There was nothing to reilect depression in the gasoline consumption. It was $720,000 greater in volume than in January of 1937. The mild weather was an incentive to travel.. Anti-speed enforcement will be continued. It should be. Why single out one month or two. As well call off other law enforcement part of the year. ADEQUATE PUNISHMENT PLEDGED Referring to the high cost of crime, in Fayette county, everywhere, Judge II. S. Dumbau'ld warned the criminally Inclined In his charge to the March grand jury that "crime as crime, on the part of an individual or an organized group, will not receive any encouragement from the judges who occupy the bench at this time." Put another way the edict from tho bench' can be takeu to indicate crime will be discouraged by adequate punishment of the offenders. That is the way it should be, at least. Crime costs tile people'of the county, of Pennsylvania, of the United States "more money actually expended each year than does the education of our citizens, our children," the court added. The jurist followed this statement with: "\Vc want Un- people to know that respect for tin- law is one of the groat purposes, of our administration- of these offices." Today in Washington By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON, Mar. 2.--Words of wisdom, words of friendly advice for President Roosevelt, words untainted by any political ambition or selfish purpose, have been spoken by Bernard M. Baruch to the Senate committee investigating the causes of unemployment. Mr. Baruch held during war-time a position of responsibility second onljt to that of General Pershing. To 'him was entrusted the task of mobilizing the industrial resources o£ the Nation in fighting the war. He had the opportunity to impose excessive regulation, to use extensive powers aribtrarily, to flx prices, to limit output, In short to do all those things for war purposes which it now is being sought to do by the New Deal for purposes o£ fighting the depression. Yet out o£ an abundant experience with the American economic system, Mr. Baruch utters words of caution. What's What At a Glance STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Mar. 2.--Notwithstanding President Roosevelt's fcli- citious note to President Robert M. Ortiz of Argentina upon the occasion of the lattcr's recent inauguration in Buenos Aires there is a good bit of wondering in Washington's governmental circles concerning the progress which naziflcation or fascistifl- catlon may or may not be making in the so-called republics south of the Caiibbean. The flight of a fleet of Uncle Sam's bombing planes to the Argentine capital, to attend the Ortiz inaugural ceremonies, was a very nice gesture. The President could not have expressed himself more gracefully than he did in his message, which Commander Robert Olds of 'the flying squadron took with him, to the incoming president. All the same, when "F. D." refers to "two republics (Argentina and the U. S. A.) nurtuied with similar ideals"--well, in the circumstances, perhaps one justifiably may ask, "Are their ideals still similar?" ATTITUDE PRAISED This is not in the least to find fault with the Rooseveltian attitude toward the Latin Americans. The President and Secretary of State Hull have pursued exactly the right course to popularize the United States with our southern brethren. They not only have taken n friendly tone in all conversations with them; they have been quite elaborately polite. And there is no nourishment that the Latin American likes better than an almost excess of politeness in dealing with him. He nearly prefers polite crookedness to brusqueness, however, "on the level." We used to be brusque. It got us disliked. The Roosevelt Administration has been "on the level" and exaggeratedly polite likewise. All honor to that sort of intelligence. Nevertheless, is South America becoming nazificd or fascistificatedV It is a pcxtinont question, in view of the facts that Gcimany, Italy and Japan have large populations on the southern continent, that each group remains very close to its original home land (they have not assimilated, as we have assimilated immigrants in this country), and that their home governments are reputed to be trying to intrench on our side of the oceans. A na/.ificd, fascisticated Seutl America would be disagreeable. CORRESPONDENT EXPELLED Not so long ai(o I had occasion to report that Argentina has issued ai expulsion order Against John W White, chief South American correspondent of the New York Times with headquarters in Buenos Aires The .story was that John, an old friend ot mine and more than s 20- year resident of South Amcric! (initially m the consular service) had referred to President Vargas o: Brazil as a dictator, that Vargas had complained to Argentina, and tha the Argentine government had agreed to deport him, as an undesirable alien. It seemed queer that Argentina had been so resentful of a jab at the Bra/ilian president. But that was not quite all of it. WHY HE WAS GAGGED What White really said was tha no South American country, with tin single exception of Colombia, tolerates an honest election. That, of com so, got Aigentma' goat, equally with Bra?:!';,. John was not actiuilly "expulsed.' He still is allowed to live in Aigen Una. But he cannot flic dispatches SANDING THE SUGAR One of P. T. Barnum's favorite where, wanting perhaps to find some stories was about a man %vho ran a justification for their own lack of general store and had a great repu- piety, are accustomed to tell such lotion for being religious. Barnum stones about pious people. But the relates how every morning the man story does illustrate in a striking way would call down to his clerk from a disposition only too prevalent to he apartment which he occupied keep the principles of religion and ivcr the store and make the follow- the practices of business well separ- ng inquiries. "Sam, have you atcd in one scheme of life. Every ratored the milk?" "Yes, sir," Sam community knows someone whose would reply. "Have you sanded the religious pietensions and behavior ugar? Have you chlckoried the never seem exactly to agree. coffee? Well, when you have, come Consistency may be scoffed at as up stairs and we will have morning tho bane of little minds, but the fact As Others Think VAST ARMY OF READERS (Illinois State Journal.) Dr. Guy Thomas Buswell of the University of Chicago has completed a three-year investigation of the reading habits ot 1,000 average adults. His report, "How Adults Read," showed that nearly all adults read newspapers, 91 per cent of them regularly, while 41 per cent regularly read magazines, and 34 per cent read many books. Four per cent never read magazines, and 23 per cent never read books. Dr. Buswell's findings cannot be regarded as startling, particularly concerning ncspapers. It has been taken for granted that almost every one reads newespapers, but it is nevertheless Interesting to see this belief substantiated as strongly by this survey. This general acceptance of the daily press as a medium of news, entertainment and shopping information emphasizes the importance of the newspaper in American life and the need to keep it free from government control and possible censorship. At the same time it is a striking testimonial to the energy of American journalism. In a world full of 50 many distractions, the newspaper continues to hold its own, and this at a time when prophets of doom predict the printed paper will give way to radio dissemination of news. worship." remains that it is the only thing This, of course, Is an extreme ex- which really counts in the everyday ample, and P. T. Barnums every- living of a truly religious man. All rights reserved--Bab son Newspaper Syndicate. DOUBLE FEATURE n this mad. topsy-turvy world At us arc double features hurled, .Vith twice as mnny stars to see And twice as much ot misery. laid I lo mother: "It appears The world wants double floods of tears And where one murder used to do Tho public now Insists on tv,o . I think a dinner would be nice Where everything IB dished up twice. L.ct'8 fiivc our little friendly groups Two Rrapc fruits; two tomato EOUP^. "To gratify this double wish Well serve n second course ot fish; Two steaks and then v.c' have them try A double wedge of apple pic." Snld mother with a twinkling eye: "Tuo dresses I would rather nuy And could It you would find n wny To net yourscli a 'double pay.'" In the Day's News Brlcl Comment on Current Events Here and There. of n group being organized at the First United Brethren Church. Tha makes at least three recently. Firs in line was the First Methodist Episcopal. Then came the First Presbyterian.' All three have selected an ideal way of bringing young peopl into the church and \keeplng them there--giving them something to do and at the same time something they like to do. It just seems natural for children to want to sing. They like to show others they can do it, too. He docs ncft believe in frustrating economic or human laws. He urges that evils and abuses be curbed and eliminated,! but that experiments for experimentation's sake be abandoned and that the Administration choose between a system of private initiative properly restrained and a system of regimentation that will lead evenutally to economic disintegration and ruin. No man in the Democratic party has been a more faithful giver of funds, and without hope of reward, too. No man in the Democratic group of old Wilson followers has been ersonally more devoted to the Pros- dent than has Mr. Baruch. While thers criticized and engaged in crbal attacks and sarcastic speeches, ic former head of the War Indus- rics Board confined his effort to per- onal persuasion at the White House. \gain and again, he urged a counsel f moderation and urged upon the 'resident not to try to put 1 reform oo far ahead of recovery. But to no .vail. The fact that Mr. Baruch speaks lis mind so comprehensively to the ienatc committee now is significant .pparcntly of his belief that the time omes in a crisis when it is the duty jf every man of standing to put aside onsidcrations of friendship and give he public the benefit of his knowledge and experience. The members of the Senate, both Republicans and Democrats, know Baruch well. They know that, ever since war days, he has not been ictivcly engaged in business, but has been spending his time and' mocey on research into national problems, hoping to be of help in formulating progressive national policies. Mr. Baruch is whul might be called an intelligent ''liberal." He has no sympathy with the blindness of the forces of reaction, even though lis early years were spent in Wall Street. As a philanthropist and public-spirited member of the New York community, Mr. Baruch has become one of America's most respected elder statesmen. For the last five years, many people have at times attributed to Mr. Baruch an influence over New Deal policies which was very much exaggerated. He has been accused of Foisting the NRA on the Government, but the truth is his advice was more often ignored than accepted, something which is by no means to his discredit, because the public knows today, in his flrst extended ttatcmcnt on national economic policy, that his views are those of a sane liberal who believes in the system of private initiative and not those of a radical or empiricist. Mr. Baruch puts his finger on basic causes. He sees in our inequit- , able tax laws the origin of the feeling of insecurity which prevails throughout the business world. He is dubious about the future only because he wonders whether the Government, and particularly Congress, will wake to the dangers of indeci- Death has removed one of the Galley brothers, whose manufacturing plant is a valuable asset to the industrial life of Mount Pleasant. William C. died Monday at the age of 75. He had been connected with the concern a year short of a hnlf century when he retired six years ago. An ardent sportsman, he was one of the first big game hunters of the locality. He played a prominent part in keeping the town on the map. Uniontown Elks will have as their guest of honor on the occasion of the dedication ot their rebuilt home the grand exalted ruler of the order, Charles Spencer Hart. The date is March 27. There will be other notables on the scene, including former Governor John K. Tcner of Pennsylvania. With our mixed population, speak ing almost every language under th' sun, it is a wonder that there are not more espionage activities sue! as G-Men have uncovered with th arrest of a woman, the "key" figure and two men in New York. Th prisoners are believed to' have been furnishing, or attempting to furnish a foreign power with information about the Army and the country's de fcnses. The woman was a hairdress er on a liner plying between Nev York and German ports, which migh indicate where the information wa to be disposed of. Their names migh also be significant--Johanna Hoff mann, Erich Glascr and Gustav Another junior church choir is to make its bow soon. Miss Jean Hoover, an accomplished musician, a conservatory graduate, is in charge The man or woman who earns money needs a bank almost as much as car owners need filling stations and garages. We aro proud of the number of accounts of salary and wage earners on tho books of this bank. By our willingness to co-operate with thorn --even in the smallest matters--wo have proved our usefulness in instances without number. You, too, will find this bank a big help to you in handling your money matters. Out of approximately 2,100,0001 b.ibies born in the United States last year, more than 133,00(1 o\entuiill will die of mjui ic'*. Tin. .speiin whale bie.ithcs tlnoimh a hole in the lop (.if its hMri. ' sion which lie across the path of the New Deal, the ztg-zagging from side to side and the constant threats to the investment of the citizen's savings. The war-time leader does not exonerate business from blame, but points to faults that need correction. It is easy to see that Mr. Baruch believes Mr. Roosevelt has selected the wrong approach and that it would have been better if he had 'followed tho Woodrow Wilson formula. The war-time President knew there were social as well as economic evils in America, but he did not believe in tampering with what was good in order to reach at a sporadic evil. He felt that it was better to concentrate Continued on Page Seven. david son "meet me at davidson's" 1 THE LOOK' The nomo Shaamoor for coots !» synonymous with Quality, and every coat which ear- ti es t h e Shagmoor label murt uphold this high standard. Thais why you get an ease of fit, a casual draping of the. e«««'»» ( ; f a b r i c s -- i n o t h e r words, the custom-, made look at a ready 1 made price, when you buy one of the new Shagmoors. LV! fob- 440 · "mi 39-95 ''"FUR TRIMMED COATS 59.9D ana

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