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PAUK FOUR. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNEI.,LSVTLT.,E. PA. f'KiDAY, MARCH 17, 1939. t£ iatlg THE COURIER COMPANY JamesjJ. DriscoU _. R. A. jDonegan Walter S. Stimmel . James M. Driscoll J. Wyhe DriscoU . »TM--..- Publishers President and General Manager . Secretary and Treasurer . - Editor , Associate Editor Advertising and Business Manager Sidelights 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; S5 per year, or S2.50 for six months by mail t£ paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Enlered'as second class" matter .at the PostofHce," Connellsville, Pa. This is the day the Irish celebrate. All over the world, wherever the sons : and daughteis ol Erin have pene- i trated, taey observe Saint Patrick's Day--to pay honor to the memory of the patron saint of the Emerald isle. Wearing of the green--the shamiock (white clover) or a substitute there- foi--is the outward sign. By custom the influent j of the day has extended beyond the people of Irish extraction. In social functions use of green in color schemes is spread over the period preceding, and to some extent following, March 17. FKIDA* 1 EVENING, MARCH 17, 1939 " · FUETHER EEPRESSIVE MEASURES . Safe, behind a heavy cordon of troops and secret police gathered about ah "historic castle "overlooking Prague, the Czech capital, Adolf Hitler brazenly" proclaimed to the ·world that he had made another grab of territory, embracing the'whole of the little republic in Greater Germany. While a comparatively few Nazis cheered the fuehrer as he appeared briefly on the castle balcony and then retired to'the safety of its ancient walls, there was in striking contrast the exceedingly hostile attitude of the Czechs. Tears of the day before had given place to rage which manifested itself in spitting against the window of the travel bureau, the only place where a Hitler portrait was on view. So many vented their salivary evidence of hatred that the fuehrer'slikeness was obscured. But their spittle and boos and catcalls were lost on the German conquerors, who could be content by sheer force of numbers and armed strength to pass up this manifestation of bitter enmity on the part of a downtrodden people. They had been doomed to slavery with astonishing swiftness, the result of a pre-arranged, ruthless crusade. The coming of the Nazi hordes spread terror among the Jews, against whom repressive measures were at once set up, none the less severe than imposed in Germany and then in Austria when that nation fell under the iron heel. Along with 200,000 Jews, thousands of Communists and Socialists--not the National type--face persecution by the merciless Hitler. TheFrsHs a dreary outlook. CIYII, SERVICE VEESUS PATRONAGE Excepting the dyed-in-the-wool politician and the dispenser of patronage, there will be agreement the Civil Service method of filling public positions is the most satisfactory. While patronage serves a useful purpose to the one having it at his command.it is often inimical to the public interest. It puts in positions of responsibility individuals who are oftentimes woefully lacking in qualifications. As the Washington Star pointed out on this page yesterday, the Civil Service offers the best means for preventing unnecessary appointments for political service. On the contrary the patronage system allows of creating offices and positions where'there are none and where they are not needed, merely to pay off political obligations. " ~ " The Pennsylvania Legislature is preparing to make further study of the merit system. There will be no tampering with it.to the extent that the existing one will be made inoperative, if the Administration is to carry out its promise of greater efficiency and economy in government. The CMl Service system is the best that the human brain has been able to devise. It puts up efficiency against political preference. It is as fair for the adherents of one party as another. HIGH SPEED BOMBERS While we all abhor war and the war makers, it is encouraging to read in a United Press dispatch to The Courier that War Department officials believe that tests about to be made will produce a new type of light bomber, which when incorporated into the Army Air Corps with equally new type pursuit ships, will give the United States the most efficient and deadly air armada in the world, not even barring that which Hitler built up on the sly. American designers of fighting craft are ready to demonstrate to the War Department revolutionary light bombing craft with speeds around 400 miles an hour and designed to have devastating effect in short range, or defensive, operations. Not only one, but several, manufacturers are ready to submit to tests their latest creations. So long'as we stay at home and mind our own business there is probably no danger of the United States ever becoming Involved in war with any nation of either Europe or Asia.- While we are worrying about the excessive spending at the National Capital there will never be any question about any number of billions for defense, once it becomes apparent our shores are menaced by a foreign power. THE EXTREME OF VICIOUS1TESS The most vicious crime in "the whole category is the kind committed at Scottdale'' Wednesday night when a young service station attendant was wantonly shot down by one of three bandits who was angered because he failed to make an anticipated haul of cash. There was no provocation. The holdup victim gave them all he had, a paltry dollar and a half. It was after he had handed over his pocketbook one of the number drew a gun and fired deliberately into his vitals. Every citizen of an outraged community^ will join in the 'fervent' hope the officers will be able to apprehend and bring to justice this trip, every one of whom is equally guilty in the eyes of the law. Murder committed in a holdup is of the fit. degree. It involves all -participating. Should Bernard Davis, the 21-year-old attendant die, his three assailants face the electric chair if captured and convicted. STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. WASHINGTON SPEAKS ABOUT SHRUBS On Christmas Day, 1782, George Washington wrote a letter to his relative, Lund Washington, who managed the General's affairs~at Me. Vernon. Washington at that time was m the midst of gieat trouole, with an almost mutinous army to deal with. Yet the postscript of his letter was as follows: "The Trees and Flowering Shrubs that are transplanted to' the end of the House have a better chance of living if taken from the open fields than the Woods. In the first case they have been more accustomed to bear drought and arc hardier than those taken from the Woods, where sun, u nds, fiost, nor drought has had All rlrhts rcsci\cti--Da' and much power over them, besides are handsomer." This was a perfect expression of a principle upon which he based his life, namely, that conflict makes everything stronger, from flowering shrubs to men. He was m the open Held himself at that time, and winds, frost, and drought in the form of angry protests on the part of his soldiers were getting in their work on his soul. A stronger Washington was to emerge--stronger because he had endured these things. He towers above humanity, a giant, because he took the hard buffetings on the open field and grew strong under them i Xcwspapcr Syndicate Just when the observance of St. Patrick's Day was begun is shrouded in uncertainty. As to the object there is no doubt. It recalls the "first great event" in Ireland, the coming of an unnamed priest who became the religious leader of the lush people. Where St. Patrick was born is not known. It is believed to have been Scotland, England or France. Governor Arthur H. James says It was neither, but Wales, came his ancestors. from whence St. Patrick lived about 389 to 463-or 74 years. At the age of 16 he was captured by pirates and carried to Ireland, where for six years he tended flocks of an Ulster chieftain. During the years of slavery he became a'devoted Christian. On his escape to France he entered monastic life. Directed by what he belicvec a vision he returned to Ireland as a NEW BEHIN By PAULMALLON, WASHINGTON, Mar. 17.-- A well- advised notion has developed inside that Hitler is getting ready to rewrite the rest of "Meir. |Kampf" by his future actions. His joint gobbling with Hungary of ' the remaining Czechoslovakian morsel opens a direct way to the Ukraine on the map -- but not direct as he would have to go. The toads and passes of Rulhema run south through Rumania. Carol's kingdom, they say, will be the next bite. And they would not doubt hut what it will be the last Hitler bite for a while. Rumania is edible and nutritious, has everything the Ukraine has, and one thing the Ukraine hns not -- geographical protection. II Hitler ever takes the Ukraine, as Mein Kampf promised, he will have to surround it with a string at s,tccl forts, and defend it eternally against j Russia. He cou'.d meet his whtat ' needs in Rumania without the same risk -- and probably will. Factographs Gathered From Many Pbrtsof World Carlsbad Caverns National Park area has gradually been enlarged from 700 acies to 49,448.41 acres. The latest addition, made by President Roosevelt, February 3, 1939, includes several important caverns. The king of Sweden is the grand master of the entire Masonic fraternity in that countiy. The master of each lodge is selected for life. There are 41 lodges with membership of 24,000. Of 4,602 household accidents re- | The world's smallest state is Vati- ported in a survey, 870 occurred in ' can city in Rome. It contains about the yard; 821 in the kitchen; 593 on outside stairs; 458 on inside stairs; 3D3 in living room; 333 on porch; 329 in bedroom; 262 m basement, and 126 in bathroom. The national flower of the Jap- onese, the chrysanthemum, is frequently eaten as a table delicacy. Flower petals steeped in wine are 100 acres It was made an entity in 1929, when a treaty was signed that ended the hostility between the kingdom f Italy and the Vatican that had Jst r d since 1870. In Siam women are men's equals in everything except social life. Girls must not wear slacks nor shorts, served at the annual chrysanthemum but long skirts. They may not go out festival. ' unchaperoned unless engaged. The President has not been deeply impressed w*th senatorial opposition to Bill Douglas for the Supreme Court. White House leg men at the . , , Capitol have assured Mr. Roosevelt missionary and devoted the rest of j the Securities Exchange chairman his life to zealous Christian work i n , will be confirmed. -he island, also in Britain. It came to be said of him he found Ireland all pagan and r-ade it all Christian. He founded 300 churches and baptized personally 120,000 people. Naturally many legends sprang up about the popular saint, among them being the one that he charmed the snakes of the island so that they followed him to the seashore and were driven into the water and drowned. Many relics of Saint Patrick's day were held sacred for n thousand years, but during the Reformation some were destroyed. At least one credited to'him and still in existence is a four-sided bell In the Museum of Arts and Sciences at Dublin. Many of the foregoing facts or alleged facts arc matters of controversy. But the Irish will never cease to reverence St. Patrick The Grim Reaper was unusually busy this week among aged in communities about Connellsville, as you may have noted. Sunday the unwelcome one invaded the home of Charles Aspinwall at PerryopoUs, striking down Mr. Aspinwall's uncle, Edward Smtih, familiarly known to a wide circle of friends as Uncle Ned. He was 82. He was until recently a resident of Star Junction, serving many years as a foreman for the former Washington Coal Coke Company. Monday, at Amherst, Ohio, death claimed Charles E. Barr.hart, 75, son of the late Colonel James J. Barnhart of Civil War service and an outstanding figure for a great many years in the Grand Army of the Republic here. Tuesday witnessed the passing ol a widely known citizen, William G. Corristan of Ohiopyle, 74. Active for many years as a farmer, a school director and of late years a member of the town council of his home town, also a leader in church and civic affairs, Mr. Corristan enjoyed to an unusual degree the esteem of the folks of that community, as well as much farther out. Over at Sand Patch they paid final tributes Wednesday to Mrs. Henrietta Mankamyer Fair, who had reached two years beyond the four-score mark. She was the widow of John E. Fair and mother of C. L. Fair of Connellsville, with whom.she had often visited. S c o t t d a l e mourns the death Wednesday of George B. Forsythe at the age of 75. For many years he was an employe ol the former United States Cast Iron Pipe Foundry Company and a respected citizen of the community. The same day Mrs. Emma Trout, 85, died at Foxtown, near Youngwood. She was well known in the Scottdale community and also in Connellsville. An aged former Connellsville woman to pass to the Great Beyond Wednesday was Mrs. Madeline Kromer, wife of Christ Kromer, at Punxsutawney, in her 84th year. Although gone from this community since 1883, Mrs. Kromer had numerous kin here and at Scottdale. Jacob Smitley, a native o£ Dunbar, was added to the unusually long list, dying Wednesday at Mount Steilmg, at the age of 86. He was laid to rest this afternoon at his birthplace, in Franklin Cemetery. Thursday rrarked the passing of 85-year-old Mrs. Saiah Jane Holland at Ferguson, near Dunbar. Hei funeral is set for Sunday afternoon. TYRANNY I wonder it tyrants ever feel Iluits that are not their own Or js the pr.er that Mghs reveal Something to them unknown I worder if tyrants notice pain Which thObe about them bear And if \\hcn agonj's so plain Unmoved at it they stare 1 * It must be tyrants cannot sense The quivering 'math a blow. And rave no past experience Of bhock and bitter uoe. It must be that urtouchcd they stay 8y all tile pain they see And have no thought of it. or thev Could nexcr t\rdi:U be The Bailey (CIO) amendment was pushed out the Capitol windows with a poker so quietly that few heard it fall. The job was done mainly by House conferees on orders from the House leaders. They just could not see themselves taking before the open House a provision permitting unscrupulous use of labor's legitimate rights against the National defense program. The Administration squirmed a little in the secret conference of House and Senate legislators before dropping the amendment. First Senator J. Ham Lewis offered a compromise providing that hearings be hnld before a firm could be disbarred from Government contracts on complaiiit of labor. It was voted down. Then another compromise was put forward applying the disbarment only to companies adjudged by the courts to have been unfair to labor for tho past two years. This, too, was voted down. It was then quite clear the Administration would either have to take the amendment as planted with Senator Barkley by CIO's John Lewis, or else drop the matter as quietly as possible. House Republicans on the conference committee enjoyed the Democratic squirming as always. They let it be known they would be delighted to debate the issue openly on the floor of the House, despite the fact that their Republican colleagues in the Senate failed to make a substantial record against it. According to evidence presented, one clever saboteur of a foreign nation might raise such a labor rumpus in a factory as to prevent the Government from getting the best weapons for its defense. Any labor leader who wanted to, could stop nny firm from puarticipattog In National defense merely by submitting a change and some evidence of unfairness to the NLRB. The whole Lewis coup failed finally when Barkley's own colleague, Senator Logan of Kentucky, yielded to the evidence and the situation.. The only reason there was not a rebellion over Representative Clifl Woodrum's demotion as fiscal leader on the House was because Woodrum told his friends privately to let it slide. The inside story of how he came to be purged is this (pieced together from several sources): Speaker Bankhead and Leader Rayburn called Fiscal Chairman Taylor in and told him he would have to rush tho relief appropriation through the House and into the hands of the Senate by March 24. Taylor transmitted the order to Woodrum who said: "No, thank you, I will not steamroller." Whereupon Taylor, who is 81 years old and was recently ill, said he would have to take over himself. These things may not mean much outside Washington, but they are are often of controlling importance to legslation. They involve personal Continued on Page Five. Stray Thoughts By S. M. DelTUTF Of course you didn't forget your green today. If you check up on it you'll discover that just about half of your "important business" is just about half as important as you imagine it to be. I must have losl track of presidential elections something, for in an article about New York City's present mayor, in a March 11 nationally read weekly, the author writes' "And in 1038 he (Mayor LaGuardia) went out vigorously campaigning for Mr. Roosevelt's reelection"--or did F. D. R. actually run for some office last year? Anybody, ever hear anything about the whereabouts of a. New York City society girl named Dorothy Arnold, ·who vanished from sight some few years ago'' Chances are the second section of last Saturday's Daily Courier was scrutinized more closely than the first. "Why not say something about 'forgotten lazors'?" queried an int.mate acquaintance few days ago; and the fact that I hadn't shaved for 72 hours didn't dawn on me until long after the fellow had gone his way, wearing a broad grin. Vishmg for a million dollars is often more fun than actualy having it-not that I've experienced both. There may be some of them sticking around yet, of course, but today, 163 years ago, practically all of the British evacuated Boston, Mass. Let's go to DAVIDSON'S "Meet Me" at Davidson's" Calling the attention of 'all to these wonderful collections Spring's Outstanding C O A T S Highlighting fabrics of undeniable beauty and quality. Forstmann's crepey woolens, Juilliards crepes, nubby weaves, twills, colorful domestic flicked tweeds and monotones. Coats that feature the new "dress-like" softness fashion magazines talk about! Soft collarlcss necklines, little-girl collars, nipped-in waistlines, soft shoulder detail, reefers soft above the waistline, roll collars in fitted and boxy Costume Coats. Reefers and boxy casual Coats, too. Plenty of black and navy . . . also new Sorrento blue, papertan, iiewbark and other spring shades. 7.95 to 39.95 Spring-into Summer D R E S S E S New Redingote Dresses New Dotted Rayon Dresses New Jacket Dresses New Rayon Sheers New Shadow Rayon Chiffons New Small Prints Name a pretty dress . . . one that will make you look years younger . . . one that will flatter you outrageously . . . and here it will be at a very modest price. Fashion-right lovely dresses for afternoon, for street, for business, for Spring and Summer functions. With pleats, soft drapes, tailored accents, flower corsages, lingerie and button trims. 3.95 to 29.95 Spring Opening CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT Bring all the girls here to our Spring Opening tomorrow! Choose Easter outfits from our complete selection of Spring's smartest styles. Children's Coats Monotones, mixtures and tweeds in styles similar to those that mother will be wearing. Some with hats to match, others with purses. Sizes 3 to 3.95 to 5.95 Children's Straw and Felt Hats 1.00 White Dresses Smartly styled of washable rayon silk. Sizes 7 to H. 1.95 Print Dresses Clever rayon silks in new spring prints. Sizes 7 to H 1.95

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