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PAGE POUR. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 193S. THE COURIER COMPANY'. James J. Driscoll R. A. Doncgan Walter S. Stimmcl James M. Driscoll J. Wylic Driscoll 1 Publishei 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 [,"' r .SUBSCRrPTIONvRATES . ,, Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month; S5 per year, or $2.50 for six months by mail if paid in advance. Entered as second class mattcr.at the Postofilcc, · Conncllsviilc, Pa. TiniRSDAY EVENING, _MARC1I 3, 1038. STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK 13y Karl L. Douglass, D. D. EQUIPPED FOK LIFE "And the Lord said unto Moses, to conquer the world for Christ with in- thy hand? And instructions to take a staff only, "no what hast thou he said, a rod." This was all he had with which to scrip, 1 no b rc ad, no money in your pursq." God takes men whete He f.nds conquer one empire and establish thcmfand makes them vlctonrsus with another. Not much of an equipment, what they have. If you are saying surely, but enough under the prov- that you could do grei things if you idcnce o£ God. Seldom does,the Al- had mote to do with, .ust remember mighty burden His outstanding i,crv- that Moses faced tl e might of EfJOSTICE l^JUKEN'G COAL 3IBX ~ A combination of ^conditions affecting the bituminous coal industry'in the State, any one of which would be seri- MOUS in Itself, is gradually.forcing Independent coal and coke 'operators out of business. This is what a representative .group was.told at a dinner_in Uniqntpwn Tuesday night, r: Cited particularly were: "excessive workmen's compensation tax, high rate of'taxation on unmined coal and ddle' beehive ovens and tha.unfair differential-in freight Crates between TVestern Pennsylvania and northern West ^Virginia. " . .; S TM: M ' r 5 at tojJo is a problem notTeasily solved. It was do- - iidedriodiavaaTcominittee appointed to work" out a plan ot ^ction-atfd^fspqrfcat a later meeting. Remedying any one ·of the~injustices "will be a long and tedious process. Meanwhile there is a movement on to Influence indus- ·tries with whorii.Fayette countidris do business to use coal rfrom the county region.' ' In whatever direction efforts are bent it was pointed out there must be cooperation. Added to the difficulties of the operators is the delay caused.by.the,false start.of-.the.National Bituminous Coal Commission toward fixing minimum prices and Its abrupt halt by court action. JAPS TO QUIT SALMON WATERS '· Preparing for war, or even talking of it, In. time of :peace seems to be good psychology. Observe 1 Japan's atti- Jude toward the United Statss^iince the President's naval _ program .was laid before Con'grcss--: Our nationals in Cfilna.: have been free from annoyance. " In general Japan has shown a conciliatory attitude. The latest move in the direction of promoting good will between the two nations is the announced intention of discontinuing salmon fishing in "Alaskan waters. This situation was showing signs of getting out of con- _trol. Vigorous protests of the fishermen and the fishing : lndustry of the region to the Government at Washington were supplemented, not officially, of course, by threats that if the Government did not act the fishermen would. .It was not tho fishing to which objection was raised so much as the methods used. ' Stretching two-mile nets outside the mouths of rivers and operation of canneries . aboard ships were threatening to destroy the Industry. i "PCKGE" XEAKS ITS CLDLVX Just how far we outdistance the Soviet Union in civilization can be measured to some extent by the Stalin "purge." With a record of thousands slain at the will of .the dictator, another mass murder orgy involving men of national and international prominence opposed to his rule is at hand. « Trial of 21 leaders as "traitors" is under way at Mos- jcow. It is taken for granted there will be no_ denial of op- .position to tho bloody regime. While the democratic world looks on with horror it is probable within a few hours all will face filing squads.- History will some day record this period in Russia as a recurrence of the atrocities of the DarKTAges." "" . " Thank God we do not live in a land of bolshevik rule. Someday the worm "will turn. "When that day arrives look for the "purge" to sink into insignificance In its slaughter. ' BBlTAEf 10 HAVE GREATEST AIR FLEET Ten thousand planes for war service! That Is to be. Great Britain's aim under its current defense plans. The greatest in the world! A mighty incentive to peace. Already having the undisputed leadership In world naval strength, John Bull will be prepared to make any nation with an inclination to start trouble think often before tackling the Mistress of the Seas. Air ministry information supplied by the United Press is that since 1935 the air force has been more than doubled ·^-52 to 123 squadrons. The increase in defense appropriations for the current year will be 'greater than" the total for any year between 192S and 1934. ~ The better an individual or a nation is prepared for frouble,;the less-probability there will be any.-We have done · very little along the air defense line. ants with equipment. A ram's horn Pharaoh with nothing but a staff in and plenty of faith were sufficient to his hand. But he haa God on his cause the walls of Jericho to fall. side. And that's the most important Three-bundled pitchers'and lamps thing after all. in the hands of Gideon's soldiers put With n shepherd's staff in his hand many thousand of the Midianitcs to and God in his heart he was ready flight. The Apostles were sent out lor anything. All rights reserved--Dab son Newspaper Syndicate, What's What At a_G/ance .SEEMS Senator Joe Guffey has'not given up hope of unseating Charles A. Jones as the' gubernatorial candidate of the Democratic State ^Committee, which David L-. ^Lawrence heads. Even though the senator has denied a break with Lawrence, Harrlsburg dispatches indicate lie is the active leader in a movement to replace the Pittsburgh Attorney. A "compromise" candidate is wanted. With Jones standing pat, -with Lawrence's backing, and with John Lewis still demanding the nomination for Lieutenant Govcriior Tom Kennedy, it is difficult to s-ee where there can be a compromise. It looks more and more like a free-for-all oil- May 17, primary day. PRKSIDEXT'S FRIEND CHIDES.11131 One of the President's closest advisers, one who has stood by the Administration through thick and thin, places the blame for the recession on. the Now Deal. Bernard M. Baruch warns Congress that the Government itself is block- i n g recovery. ,, . » . . - . ' - The country still has the brains. It still has the money. The missing" element, Baruch says, is a feeling of. security. Others have said the same 'thing.- 'Maybe We testimony of his trusted friend before a Senate committee investigating unemployment and relief will carry more \veight. Maybe it will move the White House to aenve effort to-start the machinery of recovery. By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Mar. 3.--A reader asks: " "Are theie any presidential possibilities in the Cabinet?" " Yes. At least, there are two or three would-be possibilities. In fact, I believe that Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace is entitled to classification as a sure- enough possibility. ' ' ~ Mind, I do not contend that lie is a probability. Still, he is quite a bit talked about. At one time he was reported (unreliably, maybe) to be President Roosevelt's personal preference as his successor. Equally unreliable reports now arc to the effect that the presidential choice for the Democratic nomination in 1940 is Robert H. Jackson, the justice department's new Solicitor General. This somewhat deflates Secretary Wallace's boom--such as it is. Nevertheless, it is something to have been (if Wallace ever was), even temporarily, the President's own selection to follow him. IF LAW WORKS-- It also is worth consideration thai the recently-enacted farm law may actually turn out to be beneficial to agriculture. This law is a weird and wonderful thing. Few experts pretend to understand it. Naturally, I don't, cither But the mere circumstance that I do not understand it is no proof that 11 will fail to result most helpfully to our farmers. If it does, or if, by a fluke, agriculture picks up, regardlcs 1 of the new law, Secretary Wallace will get a barrclful of credit for It for the law was largely ot his concoction. To be sure, agriculture may profi at the expense of city folk. I could enter into a long discussion of thl issue, but I am not dealing with economics--only with our Cabinc members' respective presidential pos sibilitics. 1 Anyway, if, because of or In spite of the new farm bill, agricultur prospers and others do not sufte correspondingly, Secretary Wallace' presidential chances will be im proved, perhaps to the extent o making him a really formidabl candidate. (Unless President Roosc vclt sees fit to grab the whole credi for himself, on a third term basis) THESE ARE OUT If I seem to overemphasize Secre tary Wallace, the reason is that he i the only presidential possibility ir the Cabinet list. Secretaries of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr., of War Harry H Woodring, of the Navy Claude A Swanson, of Commerce Daniel C Roper and of Labor Frances Perkini and Attorney General ,Homer S Cummlngs, can be scratched off th scroll Immediately. None of these, dear render, is an more a presidential possibility tha you are, or than I am. Secretary of State Cordell Hu would be a bang-up possibility if h were about ten or a dozen year younger. Postmaster General James A. Far ley nnd Interior Secretary Harold L Ickes remain as Cabinet prcsidcntla possibilities--very remote, I woul guess. ^ -- -"OUTIOOK BRIGHTER AT CAPSTAJf " . ~ Preparations' by .the Capstan Glass Company to put another'furnace Into ."operation March 10 should hearten employes of the-plant." Th~e.-/urhace is described as a small one..; "It will make possible "putting four machines into operation and .affect 60" to. 75 employes. The larger furnaces-supply edght machines The whole glass 1'adustry is in the diimps. So are most Industries.: If the word "go" were just issued at the White ITouse'-and. on7Cap_itbl Hill, dissipating the uncertainty, itv probably would not..be_long before things would be hurn- Ihing at Capstan ari"d~elsewhere. But the order is delayed while Congress gives its attention to less important legislation. Outstanding in the life of Mrs, arah J. Matthews will always be ic dinner to which she sat down ith her distinguished son, Judge oss S. Matthews, at Markleysburg ucsday evening. So, too, with the urlst. Arranged by the home corn- unity folks, it was a testimonial for oth and followed in the "wake o: udgc Matthews', elevation , to the rphans Court bench. A delegation I 25 from Connellsvlllo'jolned with cople from all over the county to ay honor to mother and son. They umbered nearly 200. General John J. Pershlng's active fe has come to the rescue of the ctcran soldier when doctors said he as dying. Flouting their expcr pinions he is coming back, taking olid food. A nation will rejolc. ·ith him if the 77-year-old World Var commander lives on to 80 more. Belle Vcrnon is preparing to ccle irate the 75th anniversary of Its curding. A week--June 4 to 11-- vill be devoted to the event. Th ire department is taking an activ jart. A feature will fce the parad ircmcn from all parts of South western Pennsylvania will stage lie borough wns incorporated in 863. Before that It wns a part o Washington township. The event I being awaited with much intercs t will be a home-coming. ^ Your Income Tax You haven't filled out your Incom tax return and you're up against th old feeling of confusion and helpless ncssJ There are just three thing you want to know aren't there What Is exempt, what you can dcdui and what you have to pay on? Instructions of the Bureau of Ir tcrnal Revenue boil down to th formula for the average man woman: Your Exemptions. $1,000 for single persons; $2,5( for bonds of families cither single ( married (i. e. a single man supportir his mother can claim this one); $40 Tor each dependent child under 1 ill or aged peison, mental or physic defective--but dependent excmptio cannot be cljimed for a husband wife. Your Deductions. Business expenses (labor, supplie etc.), but they must be ordmarj they must be necessary and in coi nection with maintenance of b ness. Losses fiom fires, storms, ship wrecks or other casualties and loss from theft or burglaiy but only proved and if not insuied. Bad debts but attach ,i stateme why the debt i» considered bad. Taxes on real estato~and person property but not assessments for im provements (sewers, sidew.ilks, etc Tnxes on admissions in excess 40 cents if you show you've ke strict account. Taxes on club duos, on tolephoi tolls and telegrams, on safe depo- boxes. Unemployment taxes, Social S cunty tax (by employers but not b workers), automobile registr.itio and license fees. AmounU p.ud as mteiest on n dcbtedncss (lien or mortgage mtc \st payments. 01 mteiest on notci ii In fhe Day's News Brief Comment on Current Event* Hero and There. Christian churches everywhere, by pedal services as well as by prayer, astlng and sacrifice, the period of orty days between Ash Wednesday nd Easter brings a break in the ctivitles of a more worldly nature f the church member. Meditation and self denial* are worthy habits at any season of the alendar and most particularly applicable at the present time when leep thought is necessary before tak- ng important steps or making dcci- ions of paramount Importance to community and country. Every one, e he member of a church or nonbeliever, may profit by the custom. Most opportunely comes the period of self denial, especially if the money hus saved from worldy pleasures or other trifling sacrifice be applied to relief of others lets fortunate than ourselves. To make sacrifices during he Lenten period does not mean hat It may be followed by an orgj o£ spending after Easter. Bather docs it teach us to curb our desires, ippctltes and inclinations toward ex- xnvagance in many ways. Meditation and prayer are necessary to clear thinking and clean Iving, and prayer, coupled - with work, will bring about results not obtainable through the mere folding of hands. As Others Think KEEPING LENT (Cumberland News.) Observed by members of the ASTRONOMIC (Detroit Free Press.) The newly discovered and measured giant star, Epsilon Auriga, spreads out across a large segment of space. It is 2,000,000,000 miles through the middle. Maybe that doesn't mean much to the reader; It doesn't to us. So here's another way to tell the story. Suppose a man were able to perform the impossible feat of toting enough silver dollars to pay the Federal debt, we mean, of course, the part the government admits owing. And suppose he were able to walk a chalk line along the diameter of Epsilon. He could drop a dollar at the cnc of each 275 feet and still have money left In his purse at the end of the trip Probably that doesn't get inside the comprehension of many of us either Then how about the pleasan thought that under the present setup in Washington it probably will take about as long to pay oft the nationo debt as it would take our traveler to retrace his steps, stopping on the way to pick up each of his dollars money borrowed for personal ex senses, purchase of real or persona iroperty). Contributions to church, mission ary fund or other activities of th church. Gilts or contributions to commu nity chest or foundation which : exclusively for religious, charltabl scientific, literary or educational pur poses or for the prevention of cruelty .o children or" animals. But the revenue act limits the amount deductible. Gifts or contributions to a political sub-division (city, town, state, etc.) for public purposes (1. c.--land for a park), and gifts or contributions to war veterans' associations. Traveling expenses when connected with business (but not by commuters or job seekers and proof must be shown if required). Pensions, alimony, city jury fees, proceeds ol life insurance policies paid by reason ot death of the insured and monies received under a life or endowment contract which do not exceed the premium paid (excess is taxable). Damages or compensation for injury or sickness. You Pay. On salaries, wages, fees, tips, prizes --"all of the various types of compensation unless specifically exempt by statute." You source (royalties, rents, premiums, interest, winnings, etc.). You pay four per cent on net income which remains after exemptions and deductions. Simple Isn't it? Just Folks SDGAK A. GUEST TEHE'S INVESTMENT Here's another day to squander Tossed from HCe's unending till. Time to forward march or wander: Time to spend for good or 111. Neither more nor less bestowed on Poor at toll or rich at play. Ride or walk the stretchlnff road on, Each Is granted just a day. Now the rosy dawn Is streaking Eastern skle* wtili colors say. And In us and all we're seeking. Time Invests another day! Whereso'cr misfortune thruot* us.; On whichever path ue choose: Time, the old Investor, trusU us With another day to use. pay on income from any unless specifically exempt Factographs Current interest in news reels is s great that several Hollywood com panics will double the length of the! news releases. The year 1937 established an nil time life expectancy of 60.7 * year for policj holders o£ a large No' York life insurance company. Consumer cooperatives in th United States, with a membership o more than two million, do an annua retail business of approximate! $500,000,ODO.| Economists have figured out tha a 94-houi working week would necessary to supply the current U. S commodity markets if there had bee in By DAVID LA WREN hington E WASHINGTON, Mar. 3.--Signifi- ant among/ the utterances of the eek is the[ speech of Wmthrop Ald- ch supporting the reciprocal trade of Scctctary Cordell :recmcnts, ull. It is not merely that Mr. Aldrich Is ic head of the Chase National Bank, argest in the country, or that he is staunch Republican, or that he appcns to be the son of the late enator Nelson Aldrich of Rhode sland, who, as Republican leader of ic Senate, sponsored protective tar- fls of the highest order, but that a oicc should be raised from the big- est financial community in the 14a- on, recognizing at labt that rcmov- l o£ trade barriers doe.? have much o do with our domestic prosperity. "Secretary Hull," said Mr. Ald- ich, "is not proposing to do away rith all protection, nor am I. But re have let our protective tariff run rild and we must moderate it. I be- icve that it Is economically impos- ible for this country to isolate it- elf from the rest of the world and assert that the superiority of the ntcrests of all the people over those f any minority group or groups is bvious .... "To the extent that we can restore oreign trade we can resist the prcs- nt tendency toward a planned conomy and controlled and regimented economic life. I advocate the restoration of an adequate fcr- ign trade to restore the Internal Konomic balance, to take away the xcuse for regimentation and to pro- ect both our economic and our political freedom. 'Let me say to those who believe n prohibitive protective tariffs and it the same time desire international economic freedom that they will find t very difficult to have both. An extreme regimentation of foreign rade begets an extreme political de- man for regimentation of our intern- il activities." What Mr. Aldrich has said is almost identical with the argument made by Lewis Douglas, Democrat, n his recent speech before the Economic Club of New York. Mr. Dougas was originally part of the Hoose- vclt Administration as Director of .he Budget, but he resigned, and 'one of the points he has made to opponents of the New Deal is that they cannot, on the one hand, consistont- y oppose domestic regimentation and ret refuse to allow trade barriers to 30 removed so that American internal production can be increased and the limitation-of-output doc- :rines overthrown. The address of Mr. Aldrich has attracted the attention of the Baltimore Sun, a traditionally Democratic newspaper which refused to suppoi Mr. Roosevelt for re-election in 1936. Its editorial says there is a touch of "historic irony" in the circumstance that Mr. Aldrich has come forward to champion Mr. Hull's efforts to lower tariff barriers when his own father championed a protectionism that ended with the blue sky and which policy had much to do with the rise of progressivism in the West and eventually with "thi eclipse of the Grand Old Party alto gether." The Sun adds: "Essentially perhaps there is no in consistency between the policies o father and son. Each would serv the needs of the country as condl tions appear at different times tc dictate policies. Senator Aldrich vrn dominant in a period when the Unit ed States was a borrowing, expand ing country intent on building up native industries. "The interesting point, now, how ever, is that the younger Aldrich ha the intelligence and honesty to dis card loyalty to a policy which mus have a powerful tradition in hi family and to urge that the fiscal policies of the United States b geared to the conditions which now confront the country. But while we honor Mr. Aldrich for his realism, we feel it is still more remarkable that so few men of his stamp have seen the light. "If the business men, manufacturers, shippers, and transportation interests of the great citins were as alive to their own good as Mr. Aidrich Is, his voice would not be so lonely as to make the first pages. It would be but one voice in a mighty chorus." Quite naturally, the seaport cilics have much to be worried about v/ith respect to the future ot American foreign trade, and New York City, like Baltimore, Is no exception to the rule. There are some economic observers who think that the persons enter- York engaged in vast real estate prises of metropolitan New with their skyscraper ofllce build- Ings and vast army of "white collar" workers must sooner "or later be affected by the fall in foreign trade or else join the movement for stimulating the export and import business f the United States. It Is quite customary for those who irgue about foreign trade to look inly at 'the actual figures of inflow if articles of merchandise, but ofll- :lols here have insisted that the by- iroducts of foreign trade should not e overlooked, extending, as they do, not only to factories far removed ' rom the sea coasts, but indirectly a the prosperity o£ seaport cities hemsclvcs, which, from colonial days, have thrived on the brokerage 'ccs and transactions as well as other activities growing out of tlie worldwide exchange of goods and senriccs. Secretary Hull's policies have been under fire from the extreme protec- lonlsts, and there is much doubtless to be said in favor of different methods of negotiating reciprocity agreements, but, on the basic idea of mak- ng reciprocal trade arrangements cf- Icctive without submitting them to the logrolling and frustration of congressional committees, more r.nd more Republicans are coming to realize that their 1936 Cleveland convention plank was a gross mistake and that its correction is essential if a large block of independent votes is to be won to the Republican standard. Mr. Aldrich speaks not only as a business man, 'but as a conspicuous Republican, and incidentally, he happens to be president of that rll- important body of business men known as the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York. Not in many months has so strong an ally for Secretary Hull's policies come forth from the Republican ranks to take his stand for removal of tariff barriers by negotiation of reciprocal trade agreements. no new mechanization since 1900. Although London, England, claim to be the world's largest city, it doe not contain skyscrapers. The Swiss government regulate the cost of all burials. Money Loaned ON YOUR AUTOMOBILE "UNPAID BALANCES RE-FINANCED $ 25 '*· $ 300 Call or See Us If 1'ou Need Money For Any Emergency Moderate Repayments Fayette Loan Co. 510 Title Trust Co. Bldg. ConncllsrlHe, Pn. Telephones 244-866 BONDED TO THE STATE Convenient Service Prompt, Courteous, MOTHER GOOSE PU22LE Question: What is it that the Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe could do that Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs could not? Answer: Even though she had so many children she didn't know what to do, The Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe and all her children could ride on one TROLLEY PASS. 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