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PAGE FOUR. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNH LLSVILLE, PA. TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 1930. Battg fflmtrfrr THE) COTIIUKR CO., HENRY P. . President. and Editor, 18T-1W*. MBS. K. M. SNTDBK. President, 1910-1022. JAMBS J. DRI8OOLJU President and General ManÂ»ger, MISS R. A. DONBOAN, Secretary and Treasurer. JOHN L, QANS, Editor. WALTER S. STIMMBI* City Editor, 1TIS8 liTKNBI B. KINCKU* Society Editor. MKMBKR OF American Newspaper FubllÂ«h*rÂ» Association, Audit Bureau of Circulation. Pennaylvanla Newspaper Pub!lÂ»hÂ»rÂ» I Association. Two cento per copy: 60c per month; $5.00 per year by mall If paltf In advance. lie per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at thÂ« postofflce, Connellsvllle. TUESDAY EVENING, JltAR. 11, 1980. PITTSBtRG WEST TTRGWIA XEAItt.K COÂ»EI-LSYI1I/E. The award of a suVc-Kitracf to Corrado Gal lard I for the grading of a mite and a half of the- PHtsburg West Virginia Kailroad, from a point utMir Old Meadow Mill to near Penns- Ullp is In effect an oxtenaiou of the original award for construction east of tho Youijhioghe-ny River at Jacobs Creek, This terminated at a point near Old Meadow Mill, the decision of the company at tho time not having been nmdo as to the route to be pursued from thence to Connellsvllle. Whether tjils svaa to be by forming a junction with the South-west Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, la the vicinity of Valley Works, or by a route that would bring thÂ« Plttsburg West Virginia into Connellsvllle over its own rails, was not determined. By providing for an extension to near FennsiUte fhe question Is not yet fully decided Whether this will u* a junction with the Pennsylvania, or by building a separate line into Connells- vllle, has yet to be worked out. Tho award to Oorrado Galtardl does bring tho now road that much, nearer t'onnellsvilie and with greater probability that a route will be found by which it can reach Us objective over its own rails, which is connection with tlio Westein Maryland on the West Side, and thus form the ultimate solution of tho problem of getting into Connellsville. GOOD "NEIVS FOB BULLSK1N TOWNSHIP. The Bulidkln township oorres'pond- ent of The Courier reports that the citizens are delighted by the prospect* of the completion of the Pleasant Valley road from the Country Club to Mud School. This improvement is the theme of conversation wherever tlio citizens meet in groups. This is by no means surprising. Tho residents of tho township have waited so long and patiently for this project to be given definite form, but without anything developing to glva encouragement to them. Now, however, wltb tho fixing ot Match 27 as the date for tho receipt of bids and award of ihe contract by the State Highway Department, they know of a surety that action ie near at hand. Very shortly thereafter the successful bidder will begin the assembling ot toole and material and perhaps before the summer s-eason IB over the road will be nearlng completion. This will be aaeurance to the long-suffering people in that section that the present is the laet winter they will have to endure thÂ«- inconveniences of being eerved by a mud road. Very naturally they hope the last section, from Mud School to Laurel- vl.le, will be under contract by spring of 1931, thus closing the gap between the Pleaaant Valley and the Mount Pleasant-Somerset highways. They will then begin to realize the beneflte of good roads which will bring them a. measure ot proetHrity they cannot now enjoy because of the handicaps th*y suffer.. Community betterment, will very certainly follow the acquisition of road facilities. Means of communication with Connellsvllle will Taring this city nearer to the farms and open new opportunities for expansion of farm trade no lose .vthan for tho merchants ot the city. The people of tho township can get together in neighborly Intercourse more frequently and with greater eass and Hie will take on a new outlook for them. In brief, tlwy will be able to share the "benefits they have, been eo long denied. OCOWR USING THE THEFT OF UJTOMOBLLE8. Tho increased activity in the thefts ot automobiles seems to be a result of Urn i-aieleÂ»s luibit many drivers have fallen into of leaving thplr para standing unlocked, and often with their keys In the CMI- whore they are right at Urn hand of thieves. Nothing batter suita tho plans of the latter than to find a car In u darkened street with the dt-ors unlocked and the keys where the car o w u t i Uad sett them apparently for the thieves' convenience. Getting into the car, stepping on the gas and ijuutly moving away tho theft if not diMoy^red until later when the driver appear* The failure to lock cars, the Bureau Of Motor 1'alr ' UBB found, makes it easy for car t uewa to operate so auccfr8Sfull.'. Thousands oE cars that might bo Bavid from theft are stolen Â·imply beciuse the owners disregard j the simplest precautions to protect their propfrty. In fact, such neglect !Â·Â» encouraging thieves to activity In t h e i r operations. I - t.ikes but a moment to make a t f sÂ« uuÂ» agaiubt entrance by person wiihout keys. It is, however, more time than many drivers will take and t icy suffer the loss ot their cars in ccnsonucnoe In the bustle huir undent to oyt age we bava no time to be d* liberate or even careful. We pay for our neglect sooner or later. The loss of an automobile, even when Insured against theft, often makes the price of our neglect rather high. WHY BASKET/HAL)* IS BECOMING POPULAR. That bouke-tb ill I: is won a still more estimable plaoi in the interest of sports-lovers no more conclusive proof is given than that provided by Coach Oliver Gordon ot the Avalon High School. 3n a recent contest, when his team was on the losing ond, the opposing team was reduced to four men. Rather than take advantage, whioh he mdght proierly have done under the rules he sacrificed one of his players, eaying he did not want to beat a four-man team except on even terms. The game wss completed on these terms, but Avalon lost, but in the losing they won tt o admiration of the entire bask^tbaU fraternity. "I teach my team first of all to play fair, which, aftÂ«-r all, is good sportsmanship," was Coach Gordon's comment on the re wit. It is the Inculcation of thia spirit that Is giving basketball a popularity second only to that exemplified by football. It is to the credit of Fayette county players that kwÂ»ch Gordon ia a Lower Tyrone township boy, and of a type that is attracting public attention to the game. TOUR INCOIH TAX. Deductions for Bad lebts. Bad debts constitute a considerable item In the returns of many taxpayers and may be ti eated in one of two waya--either bj deduction from gross income la respect to detots ascertained to be worthless In waole or in part or by deduction f om a reasonable reserve for bad dobts Permisaion fj adopt the reserve method Is Ilmitrd tÂ» taxpayers having a large nuiriber of accounts where, credit has beÂ«n ea tended to cover a considerable portion of time. It la not granted for tha purpose of handling one specifli d-bt. What constitute;! a "reasonable addition" to a nse-ve tor bad debts must be determined In light ot the facts, and will vary as between classes of bus! ness and with conditions of business prosperity. A taxpayer using tho reserve method should show in Ha return the volume oE charge sale i (or other business transactions) f r the ypar, aad the percentage of the reserve to such amount, the tot.il amount of notes and accounts receivable at the beginning and end of the taxable year, and the total amount o debla ascertained to be worthless ai d charged against the reserve during the taxable year. HOPING FOR A HAND OUT! 1 The big-scale power iarmlngr operations in Russia, employing American machinery in the preparation ot the ground, plant'ag, harvesting and threshing the crop on soil well adapted to rail Ing grain, and where climatic conditions favor all these operations, constitute a form of competition' which is certain to cause aerious concern to whf \i raisers ia America. If the experimant proves successful it is one of tl e features of Soviet nationalization of activities that will threaten to d h t u r b tho agricultural situation, the world around. The dog license law estimated to yield 1670,000 f'urinj? the year, when not planned ae a revenue raining measure, suggests tho desirability of amendment to i educe the toll exacted of dog owners. Taft's Epitaph Is Written in Hearts Of American People Few Men in History Ever Won Greater Tribute in I-rore Citizens Bore for Him. By DAVID LiAWTlENC!3 (Copyright 1'iSO by XUe Courier.) WASHINGTON, March ll.--He had the affection of the* American people-this epitaph expresses the career that was William Howard Taft'e. Few men in American history, certainly none in the present generation of public officials, ever won a greater trlb'ute from t h ) hearts of the people. Fame for the p esiclonte of the United States emphasises moutly a particular achievement or a personality that left its imprint on legislation or 'public policy. William Howard Taft accomplished much both as President and as Chief Justice but beyond the esteem In which his capacity for administration and justice were held, there was some thing fai'-reaching and penetrating--thu lovo that people tiore for him. The contagious smile, first of a Secretary of War and later u President, and then the genial good nature of an Ex r l reÂ«ilent and finally an enforced dignity whlH, did not altogether hide hfc sparkling disposition even as Chief Justice, will not be forgotten in this the environment In which ho spent half his life. Mr. Taft wae jovial because he was human. Ho h.id no maJIcc 'for tiny- body. He was really not a partisan at heart. He espoused the League of Na- tkms idea who \ a Democratic Preei- deut advocated it. He waa popular among Democr its and Republicans. He appointed n Corifoderatr veteran, a Catholic--to bt Chief Justice of the United Suites. Ha had no religious prejudice and 1,0 feeling of class consciousness. A i head of the Labor Board during the war he etirprieed some of the lal or leaders by his sympathetic under, landing of their prob- lenvi. It helpe 1 eliminate labor strife and keep the n itioa united during the World War. ,\a President of the United States, Mr. Taft had fome of the tiame diS- t Â«ltiÂ»M that M . Hoover now IB having, He did no" succeed in reconciling the conflicting interests within the Republican p trty, HiÂ« etuinlillng block WHS the atnyu* schedule "K" iu RECREATION FOR COUNTRY CHILDREN By BJlln. Gardner, Chtld'a Bure*u, Department of laibor The city recreation movement has ad vrancÂ«d rapidly In the past 15 years. The interest of the public has beon atlracteo to the Importance of strper- vlted ptay, especially for children. OltloB have appropriated large etinw to maintain and e-itend their recreation faclliitea, While this rapid growth in the development ot recreation programs haw been going on In the cities and in some counties whtph are laT-gcly snmirban, a much slower development has taken place in tho rural communities. Ct may he thought that recreation programs offered In town^ or dtiee can be extended to Include nÂ«ar-hy rural areas. It tÂ« true that country children attending city or town schools are able to participate In at lei'St part ot the activities offered by thu school, but many of thorn must, get home In time to do choree or mufit leave when the school bus leavea. This maJÂ£Â«s It impossible for thorn to join organizations that hold meetlngB Immediately after school clooÂ«Â«. The Children's Bureau made a etudy laU year of the lejsuro-time pursuits of nearly 2,000 children between the ages of 10 and 18 in certain selected rural aruaa of WÂ«et Virginia. Eepe- cte.l interest was taken in this stufy in the contributions made by the agen- ckiB In tb* rural community to the wiiolesome uae oÂ£ apara time, but Information was also obtained concern- In,? tho use made by rural children of urban facilities. Although cities or towns were easily accessible to most of the selected litllo Bee had been made of their Practically no Â· rural hoys and girlB belonged to city Scout troops, Young Men's or Young Wom- en'a Christian Associations, or elmllar organization*, and few took an active part in the church lite ot the city. Even commercial amusement* were not largely attend'ed by rural children, I^eaa than half of the children interviewed went to the motion pictures regularly one* a month or oftener, the Payne-Aldrich Tariff. It caused him to loee the House of Representative* to the Democrats in 1910, a circumstance which beclouded the last tno yenrs oÂ£ hie Administration an did his split with Theodore Roosevelt, Yot In those laat two years more constructive legislation, of which the parcel post te an example, was enacted than the country haÂ» received in a generation. But the nation wan in a restless inoQd and the leadership of Theodor'e Roosevelt waa so aggressive that it ww no wonder the Progivsslve wing ot the party rallied to the invader and Mr. Taft lost the support of a united party. As matters turned out, Mr. Taft received a small electoral vote, for the aplit In the/ pajty gave Wilson almost the largest electoral vote in American history--it hae been exceeded only by that of Herbert Hoover in 1928. The poseibflity tliat Mr. Taft with a united party might have been elected President, 'as the coroibined popular vote of the Republicans was larger than the Democsatic vote, will always lehve its conjecture as to what the course of America might have been thereafter. But Mr Taft was not a politician and when he became Chief Justice he realized his ambition aa a jurist. He always eald -the Presidency and the ofUoo of Chief. Justice were different. Ha enjoyed his life on tho bench more than any other public eervlce. His integrity was unquestioned, hio falr- iKiue waa conceded, his whole-souled klndnons was widely spread, li will bi Hidii' 'Tlie people loved him for his humbleness HWl and nearly an equal n u m l occasionally or novor. ' Ing children usually %v. times a year. These fin indicate that the urban program does not at pi the near-by rural com mi appreciable eitent The development of i recreation program for community prvnents mar quite different from thoea in the development of t gram. In the rural com factors aÂ« isolation, infi evening chorea, and in sr conservative attitude towi fhat may TÂ» considered * be taken into account. The rural eonununlly from the city or town in recreation leadership tha talned. ThÂ« city comnm sr had gone he remain- nt several lingo would recreation !6ent serve ittty to any 'i adequate tho rural f problems encountered e city pro- rmnity such rlor roads, Â·ne places a rd activities ^rldly, must also differs the kind of can bo oo- iltr centers can employ experienced trained recreation specialists. Because of the large number of people reached, the per capita cost of such a worker Is not great. Rural communitiee, however, must depend largely upon, volunteers--teachers, ministers, or other interested persons in the neighborhood for the planning and direction of social events. The r u r a l recreation program should appeal to all members of-the family. The rural family moves a* a unit They go together for pleasure away from home. They enjoy together the activities that are undertaken at home. The necessity of appealing to thÂ« whole group iÂ« not a handicap but a challenging- opportunity. In many of the neighborhoods visited during the Children'* Bureau study In WeÂ«t Virginia, the rural church was the chief center of community social activities.. The people came together in the church for (Special entertainment* of many kinde-- chicken dinners, eoolals, and outdoor festivals, as well as parties and, special celebration* held on church holidays. Young Readers Issue Declaration of Independence 3 ftnnÂ«ylT*ntÂ«. library NotÂ«Â«. When in the conrso of h iman events it becomes nereweary for ; onng people to dlssolvo tho bands by which they have been Iwund by the! elders and to assume their rightful lace as the real Giant Power of the Universe, a decent respect for the all ged wisdom of the grey boards require i that Youth should flhow Old Age the error of its way, ' We hold those truths 10 he self- evident, that all children are created equal, as well as Old Men xnd Women; That children aro also jndowed by taoir Creator with cental) Inalienable rights; That among the* \ are Life through children's literal ire; Liberty to live their own life In that dreamland; Tho Pursuit of Happiness through bofika. That to secure these rtj hts libraries were scattered among me i by Andrew Carnegie, jderivlns; their Just power* from the Joyful consent of the children; That whenever an; library bÂ«- comee destructive to the lappinese of children it is the right o chlldreil to alter or abolish-it, and ini tltute a new library, laying its founda ion on such Abe Man in "The reeison I h a l o to p ty an income l a v 1Â» thai n o b n t i d j evÂ« says van, com* aglu, or iioUitr u\oti aee who (rtt* It,' A r t i e Small today Mr, an' M i l l Puiev n u n amnft the dl- vnroe Â«' t h i i l,ui[.htei principles and organizing its powers In such form as will secure th* happiness of children. Children have sufforod while evila were sufferable. The btetory of the present Old Person who claims to rule by divine right is full of usurpations, all having the object of establtahing an absolute tyranny over thÂ« reading rlgh1Â« of children. The Old Person has refused to glva children Fairy Tales and haÂ« given them Dry History. , He has refused etoHiw nbout Pirates and has given Proverbs. ' . He has refused stories about Action and given Arithmetic. He has refused stories about Indiana and given Indigestible Facts, He has refused stories about Knighta Dailq Len ten Devotion You don't oompla.tnpd loit trow "The Peace of Fidelity" SCRIPTURE Memory verse: "Angels came and ministered injto him" (Matthew 4:11) Read: Psalm 119:161-11)8. MEDITATION Jesus had corno victoriously through Hig temptation. His last words to Satan wc-ro the closing words in the passage for today: "Thou shall worship the Lord thy God and Him only shalt thou serve." One must go the way that God and his universe aro going or else be at sixes and sevens with the world and himself. When Shelley was a child he once set ihe to a fagot pile. When questioned as to why he had done so he replied that he had wanted "to make a little hell" ot his own. This is not hard to do. The easiest way to do It ia to throw oft all sense of standards to which we must be loyal. The happy man Is the one who keeps faith with his ideals. "Angels come and minister unto Mm.' 5 This is the peace of fidelity, PRAYER O Thou, who are the strength of all souls, abide in us this day and make - ua strong, May wo havo courage to I follow the right With such fidelity iliat- th^r.e may abide In our hearts t h o peace of God that pasaeth uÂ»der- Amex and Chivalry and given days of toll and drudgery. We, therefore, the i epveeentatives ot tho Youth of America, in general pro- tost assembled, appealing to the Master who called suffering little children unto Him, do solemnly declare that tho Children of Amorica are, and of right ought to be fi^ee to read the iJooka they love, when ihey love them f^nd where they lov them. .! ,And for the support ot this Pecla- ra;tlon we mutually pledge to each other our liwe, our fortunes, and our eacred honor. 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