The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on March 5, 1938 · Page 1
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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LAST E D1TION The Best Advertising the Yough Region. P] :ICE 2 C VOL. 36, NO. 103. Tho Weekly Courier. Founded July 17. 1870. Tho Dally Courier. Founded November 10. 1902. CONNBLLSVILLE, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 5, 193S. TEN PAGES. ONE FEATURE OF TAX BILL FACES FIGHT New Levy on Closely Held Corporations Already Attacked. VOTE LIKELY IN NEXT-WEEK Mother to Give Eye for Baby WASHINGTON, Mar. 5. -- The Housu recessed its fight over the Administration's tax bill for the week-end today after leaders revealed they expected only a few amendments to be offered from the floor. - Adjournment came alter 10 of the 12 hours allotted for general debate, after which amendments are in order, had been consumed. Majority Leader Sam Hayburn attempted to get unanimous 'consent for a vote not later than 4 P. M.. Wednesday but was blocked by Representative Gerald J. Boilcau, P., Wis. Boilcau feared members, would be blocked from making amendments . on the final pages of the 319-page measure. Hayburn sought agreement so that the House would not have to sit today. When Boileau objected he decided on a recess anyway. The biggest fight of the bill promises to be on an amendment to strike out the proposed new tax on closely held corporations--A 20 per ani surtax' imposed after the undistributed profits tax is paid and cvi- tain deductions made. This feature of the bill has been the basis o£ repeated attack during two days of debate, from Democrats as well as. Republicans. Leading Democratic opponent is Representative John W. McCormack, D., Mass. Representative Clare E. Hoffman, R., Mich., demanded that Chairman Fred M. Vinson, D., Ky., of the House Ways and Means Sub-Committee, which drafted the basis of the bill, inform the House whether the Ford Motor Company, one of the Nation's largest closely-held corporations, would fall under the penalty provision. Vinson replied that with tl-e dividend policy it has used under the undistributed profits tax of i!»36 it would not. This indicated the corporation has distributed at least 57.6 per cent of its earnings in dividends since the undistributed profits tax went into effect. He added, however, that unless it did distribute at least 57,6 per ctnt in dividends it would fall under the penalty surtax. Board Borrows, Then Repays Loan; Likely To Borrow Some More Actor Is Storm Hero A North Wales, Pa., mother, known for the beauty of her blue eyes, will sacrifice one of them in an attempt to save the sight of her baby son. The mother is Mrs. Irene Lavcrty, formerly ot Providence, R. I. The infant son is Roger Laverty, two, the beautiful child shown above. A New York specialist soon will transplant the cornea of one of Mrs. Laverty's eyes to the right eye of her child. Roger lost the sight of his right eye following measles and pneumonia. His left eye was affected but an operation prevented him from becoming totally blind. Specialists told the mother that the left eye would- give only temporary sight and a new cornea was needed for the right one to to prevent permanent blindness. Another New York eye specialist, internationally known, suggested the possibility of avoiding the mother's sacrifice by transfer of the cornea from the eye of a newly-dead child to the afflicted eye of the Laverty boy. For ethical reasons, he said his suggestion must be anonymous. --Central Press The Board of Education was compelled to borrow $19,000 this week to meet the payroll of teachers and other employes of the school district for the month ot February. Later in the week the State appropriation of $36,087.78 was received from Harrisburg. The loan at the bank was at once paid off to save interest. The balance remaining of the State appropriation will not be suffiicent to meet payrolls for March and other bills. Presumably further borrowing will be necessary before the close of the month. County Asks Bids For Purchase 100 Voting Machines Faycltc county is looking forward to the eventual exclusive use of voting machines for all elections. Bids will be received Tuesday, March 15, by Controller Albert Montgomery at Uniontown for 100 voting machines. It is proposed that 25 machines be supplied 30 days before the primary election on May 17, 25 more 30 days before the general election in November, 25 30 days before the primary election in 1939 and the remaining 25 machines 30 days before the 1939 municipal election. The 100 additional machines will more than fill the need of the county. At present the county's two third class cities, all boroughs' and the townships running in alphabetic order to and including Georges township have the voting machines. 126 Dead, 100 i s s i n g F l o o d Check-Up Shows Loo OuriDo · . . flood hero Real-life "thriller" with Actor Leo Carrillo in the hero role comes out of the worst storm In years in Southern California. Carrillo lassoed a man who slipped and Jell into a. rnffinff BtrcAm which runs near the actor's Santa. Monica home, saving his life. NORRIS JOINS TVA REVOLT; HITS MORGAN Fresno Faces Inundation; Canal Levee Crumbles Assistant Mine · ForemarrKilled UnderSlateFall UNIONTOWN, Mar. 5.--Trapped under a fall of slate in the Isabella mine at 8 o'clock Friday night, David Harold McDowell, 52 years old, assistant foreman, was killed instantly and several other workmen narrowly escaped with their lives. The official of the mine, owned by Weirton Steel Company, had no chance to escape when the roof of the mine at the point where he was standing let go with a thundering suddenness. At least three men nearby jumped to safety, according to reports. A resident of Brownsville, he leaves his wife, Elta Porter McDowell; a daughter, Charlotte, wife of Asa Rogers of, Uniontown; two sons, Charles at home and Harold of Uniontown; two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Childs of LaEelle and Mrs. Phoebe Clingan of Uniontown; three brothers, John of Philadelphia, Orrin W. of Faircbance road and Robert of High House, and one grandson, Kenneth Lee McDowell of Uniontown. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Brownsville home. Interment . will follow in family plot in Park Place Cemetery at Uniontown. . Mayor Proclaims National Used Cars Exchange Week With National Used Car Exchange Week observance beginning this morning with downtown streets being used for display ot automobiles of city dealers, Mayor Ira D. Younkin issued a proclamation and urged citizens to cooperate in the program. The Mayor's pronouncement follows: Whereas, a concerted movement to stimulate used car sales and pave the way for a resumption ot automobile manufacturing and employment on a normal basis has been inaugurated by the ' American automobile industry, and Whereas, the business interests of Conncllsville have pledged their enthusiastic cooperation in this campaign, and Whereas, the "Drivc-a-Better Car' movement will make an important contribution to motoring safety in Connellsville now. Therefore, I hereby proclaim the week of March 5 to 12 National Usec Car Exchange Week and urge the cooperation of all citizens in insuring its success. Witness my hand and seal, Ira D. Younkm, Mayor. March 4, 1938. PITTSBURGH, Mar. 5.--As Willam Young, 50, walked from Judge Heber W. Dlthrich's court room after receiving a six-months' workhouse .crm, he handed a rabbit foot to Deputy Sheriff Thomas Robinson. This didn't do me any good," he said, "take it away." Young was convicted of violating the firearms act. Spanish War Veteran Dies. George Ross Scull, 62, who served in the Spanish War with Company A, 14th Pennsylvania Volunteers, died Thursday at his home at Irwin. Just Off the Wire CHICAGO, Mar. 5.--Two Federal narcotic agents who pcrlousiy sained admission to a Chinese secret society and, for more than a year, mingled with its agents and observed its rH- nals, were credited today with smashing a. Nation-wide narcotics lint. STEDBENVILLE, Ohio, Mar. 5.-Counsel for Kcv. Harold C. Zcls soucht a new trial today of the breach of promise suit In which a $10,000 verdict was awarded a New York divorcee. A Federal court jury ot 12 middle-aged men awarded the .510,000 to Mrs. Cora Lillian Bumham late yesterday. The divorcee had asked $100,000. Pershing's Nurses No Longer Heeded By United Press. TUCSON, Ariz., Mar. 5.--General Joh/i J. Pershing's condition improved so steadily today that physicians decided to dispense with one o£ his two nurses. The 77-year-old soldier was in cheerful mood. FLOOD HAMPERS PLANE SEARCH * By United Press. FRESNO, Cal., Mar. 5.--Flood waters gushed into the city today bringing a new obstacle to the search for a Transcontinental and Western Airways liner that has been missing since Tuesday night with nine persons aboard. Next Week's Weather ALBUQUERQUE, Jf. M., Star. 3. --Sirs. Gcoree It, Earle, wife of the Pennsylvania governor, arrived here by plane today presumably to spend several weeks recovering from illness. She was accompanied by her son, Ralph. They were joined immediately by Governor Earlc who arrived last nlrlil. WASHINGTON, Mar. 5.--Weekly weather forecast: North and Middle Atlantic states-Generally fair except rain over south and rain or snow over north portion middle of week or shortly thereafter cold Monday and Tuesday, warmer middle of week and colder by latte; part. I / I Stork at Hospital. A daughter was born at 4:15 o'clock this morning at Connellsvilli State Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Dull of Connellsville, R.»D., while a son arrived for Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Richicr of Genera! Dch\ci.v at 3:10 o'clock Fuday afternoon. DISCARDS RABBIT FOOT AFTER JUDGE SAYS SIX MONTHS Open Forum Will Feature Business Women's Dinner Pinchot Workers Find Much Support In Fayette County The warm reception the candidacy of former Governor Gifford rtnchot is receiving in his campaign for the Republican nomination for another term ns the State's Chief Executive is borne out by the ready willingness of Republicans to aflh: their n?mcs to nominating petitions for the "forester." 'Gift" will be opposed by Superior Court Judge Arthur H. James for the gubernatorial nomination on the G. O. P. ticket and the outlook in this section is unusually bright for Pinchot, who is receiving on every war hand the backing of the old horses" of the party. "Tho enthusiasm with which Pinchot's candidacy has been renewed throughout this section as I've been circulating his petitions has actually surprised me," one person said, "If there's any one who is opposing Gift I've yet t» run into him." Many questions bearing on the business life of the community will be disci :cd Tuesday evening at the annual "our town's business banquet" arranged under the auspices of the Business Professional -Women's Club. Th affair will be al the dinincroom of Trinity Lutheran Church and representatives of all types of business are to attend. The questions for discussion will be taken up in an open forum manner and the answers arc expected to disclose some interesting facts in the city's business life. Included among the questions are: "Is it difficult for the owner of a private business to stay in business?" "How do the railroads and airlines affect business?" 'What would stimulate general prosperity most in Connellsvillc?" "What products docs our town have to sol! to the outiide world?" 'Will our town's business be improved if we bought more loyally?" 'Do we, as a community, sell abroad as much as we buy?" "Do we have decent living conditions?" "Is our housing adequate?" "Arc our schools adequate?" "What is done for the youth in llic way of tcntcis and planned social activities?" 'Is there sufficient care, through hospitals and clinics, for the town's needy in case of illness or distress?" The purpoie of the diagnoses IB to try to decide whether the city provides for its people. Dunbar Township Men's Democratic Club Will Meet Monday Evening The Men's Democratic Club of Dunbar Township will meet Monday night at 8 o'clock at Camp White Oak near Morrell. There will be several speakers, including County Chairman Jacob H. Echard. A large attendance is desired as there will be matters of importance to the Democratic voters of the townsli'p. By ALLEN C. DIBBLE United Press Staff Correspondent. WASHINTON, Mar. 5.--Senator George W. Norris, Ind., Neb., "father of the Tennessee Valley Authority and a supporter of most New Deal policies, accused TVA Chairman Arthur E. Morgan today of "hindering" the agency's program. Norris suggested that Morgan resign. Norris cast his lot in the TVA directors' "feud" with majority members David E. Lilicnthal and Harcourt A. Morgan, by bitterly denouncing the chairman as a "bad boy who won't play because he has not had his own way." Pointing out that there had been internal disagreement in the TVA since the rcappointment of Lilienthal in 1930, Norris said: "Previous to that time every decision of the board was unanimous. Chairman Morgan threatened to resign if Mr. Lilienthal was reappolnt- cd. Unfortunately, he has not resigned. "A fair investigation will show that the only hindrance that the TVA has had is its chairman." Norris' attack followed President Roosevelt's authorization for publication of a statement by the majority TVA members assailing the chairman as pursuing a policy of "rule or ruin." The statement was dated January 18, before Chairman Morgan's recent denunciation ot his co- directors and request for a congressional inquiry. Lilienthal and H. A. Morgan suggested that Chairman Morgan quit because they no longer could work with him. President Roosevelt released the statement without comment. But it was the first timi.* that he had taken public cognizance of the intra- directorate TVA fight. By United Press. FRESNO, Cal., % Mar.' 5.--Flood waters broke through tha Herndon canal five miles north of the business district early today and threatened to inundate the city. Fresno is 200 miles northwest of Los Angeles, and far removed from the Southern California area that was devastated by floods earlier in the week. Police broadcast warnings ot the peril over the city's two radio stations early this morning and instructed all persons in the vicinity o£ the canal break to be ready to evacuate. "Only a miracle will prevent the flooding of the business district," one police official said. Workmen were struggling to strcncthcn the -crumbling canal levees. An estimated 30 square miles of San Joaquin valley was under water that ranged "in depth from ~a" few inches to 12 feet. The exclusive Figarden district was .under seven feet of \vater already as a result of a break on the north of the city. Three hundred persons were rescued from that area in boats). Red Cross workers were supplying food to almost 1,000 persons marooned in the Madera county cotton camps. 70,000 Italians To Cut Off Madrid Water Supplies By United Prest GIBRALTER, Mar. 5.--Usually reliable sources reported today tha 70,000 Italians now are on the Quad alajara front for an attack aimed a the ultimate cutting of Madrid's wat er supplies. It was added that a considcrabl number of Italian planes rived at Seville last week and tha four German merchant ships wer discharging war material at the Cadi arsenal for dispatch to the Gur.riUa jara front. Youths Make Thrilling Rescue of Crippled Man As Flames Wreck Home Snow and Colder Weather Forecast Stripps' Funeral Will Be Wednesday SAN DIEGO, Cal., Mar. 5.--The body of Robert P. Scripps will be brought here by funeral plane from Los Angeles today to await private funeral services, set tentatively for Wednesday. Final arrangements for the funeral were delayed pending word from Scripps' widow. She is in Mexico City and will come to San Diego by private plane with her eldest son. Robert P., Jr. They are scheduled to leach here Sunday afternoon. The" body of the 42-year-old publisher, who died on his yacht, the Novia Del Mar, on Thursday, is due at Los Angeles today on the S. S. (Pennsylvania. That cold wave that Br'cr Groundhog predicted February 2 is scheduled to strike over the week-end, according to the Weatherman. Ofllcial Forecaster W. 3. Brotzman said that there would be rain tonight, changing to snow and colder, and predicted Unit there would be snow flurries Sunday "and much colder." While the mercury has dioppcri below the freezing mark on, several occasions since that eventual day, called Groundhog Day, th^re hns been a dearth of the usual frigid temperature. If it points to a belated winter, there is much likelihood that what fruit trees survived a bitter cold two years ago would be killed. Weather of the type that has been gripping the region starts off tree life ahead of schedule and a belated cold wave kills off prospects of a fruit crop. Hundred Killed By Rebel Airmen By United PrciB HENDAYE, FRANCO-SPANISH FRONTIER, Mar. 5.--One hundred persons were killed by insurgent airmen who bombed and machine- gunned Alcaniz in northeastern Terucl province, a defense ministry note broadcast from the government station at Madrid said today. 'Nine rebel bi-motors and three fighters bombarded und muchinc- the village of Alcaniz Thursday night, demolishing several houses and causing 100 deaths," the note said. "Nearly all the victims were civilians." Seventeen poisons were killed and more than 50 wounded m early morning raids on Barcelona, scat of the loyalist government. Most of the deaths occurred in the northeast section of the city. Five air raid alarms were sounded throughout the night and morning. Named Mine Inspector. HARRISBURG, Mar. 5.--Governor George II. Karle today appointed Patrick H. O'Neill, Windber, as bituminous mine inspector. He will servo for four years at $4,800 a year. UNIONTOWN, Ma.-. 5.--Helpless and apparently doomed to death as flames licked his head and face on the porch of a blazing house near Greensboro, Francis Wamsloy, 29, a cripple since his birth, was saved through heroic efforts of Gotner Rockwell and Bob Newcomer. Shrieks of a frantic mother, who with another son had been driven from the residence after pushing Francis through a flame rimmed window, from which the woman had smashed a window pane, and pleas of the crippled man, sent the two Uniontown men bravely through uamcs at the risk of their personal safety. "Please, oh please save me," wailed the young man who lay on the front porch just outside the window with tongues of flame leaping at his head. Another minute or two would have sent the crippled man to a horrible death in plain view ot a frantic mother and son. No movie thriller ever brought a more hair-raising rescue than that which followed. Gomel' and Bob had seen smoke towering to the sky. As they came over the brow of a hill on the Poland-Newton road, they heard cries of dlshcss and saw the little residence of a weeping widow enveloped in names. The two dashed down the highway. The mother pointed at the crippled mnn, then near a state of collapse as he weakly moaned, "Save me." .escuers Continue to Dig Bodies From Muck And Debris. · AN BERNARDINO . IS DESOLATED By HARRY FERGUSON United Press Staff Correspondent. LOS ANGELES, Mar. 5.--Looting nd isolation, consequent to a dc- astating flood, were reported today rom a dozen communities in Sou'th- rn California. The toll was estimated at 126 dead, 100 missing, and 25,000,000 in property . damage. Rescuers continued to dig bodies rom the muck and debris, as-the :ood waters receded. People here were terrorized for a ime last night when thunder boomed cross San Bernardino Mountain and ain began to fall again. A thousand icrsons who had returned to their lalf-ftooded homes, fled back to the municipal auditorium where they had been refugees for-two days and .ights. Reports of a new storm discouraged the 3,000,000 persons in the vast lood-stricken area, where almost a oot of water fell in six days, but the weather bureau here broadcast ·eassuring reports that the storm was ocal, and that today's-forecast was 'clear weather." ' - . . One o£ the most desolate areas today was San Bernardino, a. city in the foothills 60 miles east of here, where 30 persons were drownad, many were missing and hundreds were still stranded. Looters were at work in several sections of the flood area. A company of National Guardsmen patrolled Anaheim, a town southeast of here which was deluged by an overflow of the Santa Ana River, after looters smashed doors of liquor stores and helped themselves to the stocks. Flood waters, which swept down from the mountains across the great natural basin about Los Angeles, were passing out to the ocean, leaving a ravaged area of 30,000 square miles. It was the worst flood'dis- aster in the history of Southern California. There were more than 100 towns in the stricken area, and metropolitan Los Angeles was hard hit, the loss there being 13 dead and $3,000,000 damage to streets and bridges. The draining waters continued to create new perils. At Claremont, Cal., today, a form ot martial law was in force whiie-400 men worked on the levees trying to stem the flow of water near the mouth of San .Antonio, canyon. ,_A hundred .families were isolated near eastern Claremont. where the San Antonio creek left its banks, changed its course and left many persons isolated on an island. The Red Cross oidercd 300 blankets dropped from an airplane to the San Antonio canyon refugees. _ The list of reported dead Uoday was, by towns: Los Angeles, 13: Riverside, 15; Long Beach, four; North Hollywood- T/ie Weather Ram changing to snow and colder tonight; much colder in west snd central portions tonight; Sunday snow flurne* ,md much colder is the noon wcalhcr Pennsylvania. forecnpt foi Wcstem Temperature Maximum Minimum ... Mean Record. 1038 1037 64 60 3-1 .18 . 48 49 Gross Sale of New, Used Cars in City in 1937 Over Gross sale of rfulomobilep, both new and used, through Connellsvlllc declers in 1937 amounted to nearly $2,1100,000, it was announced today as the 'city prepared to join in the observance of National Used Car Exchange Week beginning today. . Cross sales by the 11 dcalcis of boti new and used cais duung the 12-month period ending December 31 amounted to $1,838,050 04. Payroll distribution to the 171 em- ployes during 1937 aggregated S1S6,- 845.00. There are available today 450 used ears having a combined value of $100,250, according to an inventory of the jtock of dealers who will loin m the utcd car exchange observance. Van Nuys.arca, nine: Ontario, four; Glendale, two: Santa Ana, two; Anaheim-Atwood area, 17; San Juan "'apistrano, two: FulIerton-PIacenlia area, seven: Lake Arrowhead, two; Maywood, one; Redlands, two; San Bernardino, 30; Barstow-Victorville area, three; Wildwood, six; Ventura, four; Camp'Baldy, three. The fate of 500 persons isolated in mountain communities still was uncertain. Captain Claude Morgan of the sheriff's aeronautic squad here, sent "aerial posses" out above the flood waters, equipped with a set of signals. Pilots of five planes looked for stranded _ communities and dropped this message: "This airplane is from the" sheriff's aerial posse of Los Angeles .county. We can drop a limited amount of supplies if vitally needed. We will return in one hour for instructions. Use a strip of white cloth one foot wide and not less than 10 feet long placed in a large opening to form letters, using the following code: A means' no help required, come back tomorrow; E means food for 10 persons is required; H means food for 20; K rieans food for 30; L for -10; T for 50; V means first aid kit is badly needed; X means medical aid is required; O means no casualties; V followed by a number indicates the number ot casualties in thai spot.". British Lose Private In Battling 500 Arab; in North. Palestine By United Pre». JERUSALEM, Mar. 5.--Forty-'ive Arabs .ind one Bntic!} private were killed when the British border regiment battled 500 Arabs at an Arab village near Jenin in North Palestine yesterday, according to new- which filtered today through the British military cotdon which has Mirrounil- cd Jenin.

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