The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on March 4, 1938 · Page 1
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 1

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, March 4, 1938
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FRIDAY, JIARCH 4, 193S. i HIS DAlLTT CUUKIKR. CONNELLSVILLE, PA. PAGE NINE. JAYNES GETS CAR THIEVES; ADMIT GUILT Local Young Man Does Some Good Police Work in Case. FIRST ARRESTED NAMES SECOND UNIONTOWN, Mar. 4 --Unusually good police work by State Motor Policeman H. M Jaynes, a Connolls- ville boy, resulted in the arrest of two automobile bandits that fur- i nishcd solution to a number of motor thefts in the Uniontown area as n ell as the recert holdup and rob- bary of a Mount Braddock man after he had obligingly given n "lift" ta the two hitch-hikers Harry Miller, ^7, of North Union township, was taken into custodj early Sundiy morning when he applied at the police station for a night's lodging Police recognized him as one sought by Jajnes who had a warrant. The information had been taken out as a result of the theft of a sedan of Dr. J M. Jackson of New Salem from its parking place here Later the car was involved in a crash on the old Con- nellsvillo road where another am- chme was damaged Miller leaped from the car and fled the scene. Questioning of Miller led to the Implication of John William Clark, 22, also of North Union township, who was taken into custody Miller told police, they said, he had stolen the coupe of G L Shana- tergcr of Fairchancc and the coach of Albert Dreistadt of Little Brownfield. Miller and Clark, hitch-hiking February 3, were given a "lift" by George Garbcr of Mount Braddock. When the machine reached Caddis Cross Roads, Clark, it was confessed, placed a gun against the driver's back and ordered him to continue dm ing toward Shady Grove Park At the latter place $1 in cash was taken from Garber who was left stranded when the two took his machine from him Former Meyersdale Youth Made Member Of Housing Board PITTSBURGH, Mar. 4--Ellis H Tumpson, a graduate of German- lown High School and the University of. Pittsburgh, was named assistant executive director of the Pittsburgh Housing Authority at a salary of $3 000. Tumpson was business manager of the Pitt News and president of the Intercollegiate Newspaper Association of tiie Middle Atlantic States He formerly lived In Somerset, Meyersdale and Philadelphia. Glencoe Protests Pian to Abandon Railroad Station SOMERSET Mar 4 --Residents of the Somerset county village of Glencoe have filed a protest with the Interstate Commerce Commission against the abandonment ot the Glencoe station of the Baltimore Ohio Railroad Company. Railroad officials have applied to the commission' for permission to abindon the station, saying that revenues do not justify its continuance Citizens say if the station Is abandoned they would be forced to travel 15 miles to Meyersdale or Hyndman to get railroad transportation. Bread Can't Wait. CAMDEN, N. J, Mar 4--Mrs. Kmma Mcllmans told a chancery ··ourt that she sent her husband out lor a loaf of bread in November, 1928, nnd he has not returned nnd asked the court's advice. Advisory Master William B. Knight suggested she "file for divorce and theri send somebody else for the bread." Former IVlTrshal Found Dead BUCKHANNON, W V.i, Mar 4 --John Coontz, 73, former deputy U. S marshal for the northern West Virginia district, was found dead bed at 7 A. M today in the home of a daughter, Mrs Fred Dean. Coontz whose home was in Elkms, was believed to have suffered a heart attack during the night. Sale! D R E S S P A N T S Regular $1 65 $2.45 grades 1= Good-looking, long wearing dress pants for joung fellows and coiibeivatue dressers r ( i Happy Birthday Independent Coal and Coke Operators Forced Out by, Freight Rates, Taxes Nearly hall a million Girl Scoutx throughout the United States Mill celebrate the twenty-sixth anniversary of their national organization on March 12. Since the first troop was organized in Savannah, Ga., more than two million girls have enjoyed the program, which was brought here from England, where the move- » ment originated. George C. Brown James Campaigner In Fayette Couniy George C Brown of Masontovvn and Uniontown, former county recorder of deeds, has been appointed Fayette county manager for Judge Arthur H James in his campaign for the Republican nomination f o r Go\ernor Brown said he will open hcidquar- ters at Umontown adding that an intensive campaign will be waged in Pennsylvania in the judge's behalf. "We hi\e a winner in James," he said "Insofir as our campaign is concerned we will not deal in personalities but will exert our every influence in putting James oxer. We arc confident both of his nomination nnd his election and at the same time a united Republican party will enter the lists for the fall election " Warm Reception" Is Promised John Lewis SALEM, Ore, Mar. 4--John L. Lewis, head of the CIO, will got a "warm reception" if and when he cornea to Oregon, Governor Chirles H Martin said at a board meeting here "Oh, he'll get n good warm reception," the governor said "but it would be a good idea for him to stay out of the state " . Special to The Courier UNIONTOWN, Mar 4 --Independent coil and coke opcrutois of the state arc slowly being forced out of business, a representative gioup of mine owners declared Tuesday night at a dinner meeting in White Swan Hotel to discuss ways and means of aiding the industry The excessive workmen's compensation rates charged In the State together with the high tax rate on unmined coal and idle beehive coke ovens together with the large difTer- entiil in the freight rates between Western Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia fields are all combining to injure the coil and coke business in this district, it was declared W L Byers was authorized to appoint a committee of operators to study the situation and work out and present at a Inter meeting a plin of procedure for all interested George Amslcv, secretary ot the Ainsley Co il Conip my, took up the dlscusison of ta-tntion He explained that due to the high tivition costs in Pcnnslvnnl.i and K.iyctte county coal operators were finding It exceptionally difficult to operitc at even a small profit under existing costs He advocated that the mines In Fajcttc county be t ixcd on the 1 basts of production, which would be of Ijroit assistance to the less active operations Mr Amslcy Slid that the heavy tax rite on unmined woj a great hardship upon opcrjtorn who worked only during pcnk periods and who were hnrd prisyod due to the prohibitive tax ition rule to retain possession and title to their coal holdings Speaking of coke oven', Mr. Amsley said that operators were put to great expense eich t me the) resumed oicr ilions through the necessity of rcfacmg their ovens Due to the heavy tax on coke ovens open- tnrs tcir out the fice of the ovens when they ure closed dov n in in effort to escape piing tht hiKh levy Consequently they hesitate about reopening their o v t n s unless there nrc prospects for a long run, thi speaker pointed out He advocated n plan be worked out to eliminate this high Uixation rate as one fo the means of aiding the industry G M. Hochhcimer of Hochhcimer and Company, advocated the need of j return to the operators nnd the cllmimtlon of mimifictunng regulation methods to operators so th-it thr might opcritc at a profit Until that time comes, he said, here is not much hope or future for the coal and coke industry In Faette county. John B. Moore, president of the Fancy Hill Coal Company, opening the discussion expressed regret at the decision of the Bituminous Coal Commn'on in eliminating the minimum coal price schedule 'He said such a schedule ns had been put in effect by the commission vvas the one great hope for the industry He also advocated the development of it greater market for steim or stoker coal He said that the demand for stoker coal sizes was increasing and operators must look to this business, as one o£ their salvations, j W. B Trimble, president of the Indian Creek Coal and Coke Company, said that hisj conccin finds the trend today of steam plants is. toward powdered jfuel Steamships o E Ebcrly, general manager of and stoker users are those makmc the Old Home Furl Company, said the biggest demaild foi this type of ( that legislation and other acts against coal The greatest obstacle to the industry had been greatly detri- coil industry in this district, he on- acres of unmined coul. He also pointed out that the Sewickley vein of coal which underlies the present Pittsburgh vein has been virtually untouched and it has great possibilities,. tmucd, is the big differential in freight rales between Western Penn- s}lvnntn and West Virginia Robert Wood, vice-president of W J Ralney, Inc, said that the coal industry in Fayette county faces a' complex sUuation Competition with other markets is the problem which is most seriously ciTcctin;: this district Pissnge of recent laws b\ the Pennsylvania Legislature making a Hrge increase in Woikmen's Com- pcnsitlon rates as they apply to the coal industry is a distinct problem, he continued pointing out that the ntca for coal companies had been increased as much as DO per cent by reason of thi new legislilion "This legislation and the freight rate situation nrc the biggest Inndicips to the coil industry In Pennsyhann,' he continued W T McGec o£ the Lcmont Coal and Coke Companj, sild he was gratified to know that the Chimbcr of Commerce had interested itself in the bituminous co il industry, MIICC it produces the most important paj- rolls in the count} and ire created by labor within the count} mental to the coal Industry. At one time, he said, the coking coal of Fny- ette county was the only type used Now coking conl is obtained from mnny sources due to the necessity of finding other sources because of high costs ncccssit-itcd for Fayette county's product by taxation and other causes. -- - - "I " . TJiomas M. Whycl, vice-president of the WHycl Coal Company, said that the greatest hope for the Industry at s tho present time la stoker coal and rcduee'd costs" of production in an_e(Tort^to bring the price down to a point where it will be available to every consumer Sam Harrold of the Sitnek Fuel Company, s»id that organized effort \vis nccess iry, pointing out that the industrv needs business organization nnd citizens nctivcly interested in the development of coal and coke production One of the plans to be presented by the committee following its appointment by Chairman Byers, who took an active part In the discussion together with Walter P Schenck, secretary of the Chamber of Com- Mr McGce also pointed out th it · mcrce, will be thit of county bust- Uniontown hn» been ind still can be i nea". concerns demnndlnit that in- thc center of the coal industry m the j duslnes with whom they do busi- nation, pointing out tint In the Leis- J nesi use bituminous coal from tho cnring field alone there are 14,000 I Fajettc county region JUDGE UPHOLDS TEACHER WHO KEPT MARRIAGE SECRET SCRANTON, Mar 4 --Judge William R. Lewis ruled there was nothing Immoral in the morrnge of a woman teacher,, kept sccert from the school board, j He reversed an action of the Dalton school board in dismissing Mrs. Olive Billings Thomas, a teacher for nine years. The school directors notified Mrs Thomns September 23 that she was dismissed alter a hearing under the Tcachei Tenure Act Immorality was given as the cause of the action This is one of the causes for which teachers can be dismissed under the act. The board has permitted her to conUnuc teaching pending the outcome of her appeal. Centralization Is Sending Us Over Hiil to Poorhouse Special to The Courier SOMERSET, Mar. 4--A L Shsrp- nack of German township, Fayctta county, told 200 members of the Somerset County Road Supervisors Auditors Association that "continued centralization of government, step by step, is sending us over the hill to tho poorhouse " ~ Sounding the keynote of the association's 18th annual convention, he said "We must fight for home rule or die" Freed of Manslaughter. GREENSBURG, Mar. 4 --Louis Joyner of Monesscn was acquitted of manslaughter in connection with the motor death of Anna Mancmi of Monesscn June 23. The jury directed the defendant to pay costs (Elizabeth Balok Dies. eth Balok, 66 years old, of Rev Andrew J. Balok, pastorlof Holy Rosary Church at Republic! died Wednesday night at her home at Uniontowrj, after a thice weeks' illness of complications CHECK YOUR SPRING NEEDS IF MARCH WINDS Blow Your Expense! Sky-High See US For Cash Up To $300. 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