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I [PAGE POUR. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 1938. itrilg Courier THE COURIER COMPANY . James J. Driscoll ________ H: A, -Donegal! --________ Walter S. Stimmel James M. Driscoll , ..'-J v Wyllo Driscoll ________ nqfc . Publisher -President and General Manager .Secretary and. Treasurer Editor ____ :--: Associate Editor -Advertising and Business Manager Â· . . MEMBER OF Â·. ' Audit Bureau 61 Circulations Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association Â· ':' Bureau of Advertising,'A. N, P.'A. Served by United Press and International News Service Â· Â· Â· Â· SUBSCRIPTION HATES ' . - . ' , ' Â· Â·'Â·', -.Two cents per copy; SO cents per month; $5 per year, or $2.50 for six months by mail if paid : in advance.'-'Â· : ,., " Â· Â· ' . . . Entered as second clasa matter at the Postofficc, .-..Â·' ." Â· . Â· ' . . : :'v." ConncllsvJUc, Pn.-: . -_T_-~'.'- rr;..,:SATOBDAY,.EVENING; MARCH 5. 1038 \; 'Â·-'''-President Kb'osevelterit'ers'.tlie sixth year In office with "^enou'sb.'..'discouragements besetting :Wm to turn anyone rgray.;.-'Kiding : Â£i'sh on a tide .of [increasing prosperity which '"Â·reached its peak in early 1937 he Js suddenly plunged into. rSliftdepths"by-a-8o-eulled reces'sioh' : jri;business and industry --that for'Its rapidity and acuteness has not-been equalled in .jSrherican history- His anniversary finds the New Deal in .Sretreat.and not showing any visible efforts to halt tha "[Backward, inarch. 2 .... ---Â·-Congress hag-broken the presidential grip. Mr. Kooae- \~yeit's.TattempÂ£-'to'"''f6rce through reorganization of the ! ' t Supreme Court-was the beginning of bitter opposliton. The 'i',\rounds of that Ill-starred venture have not been healed, Â· -probably never will bo. Since then opposition, developed .'.to-practically everything the-Chief'Executive has pro' 'posed. The Hugo Black incident damaged his reputation. He-lost face by his proposal to quarantine outlaw nations f and finding public.sentiment against him, although at the ;:'time it seemed favorable. Â· , -. .-'. . . . . Â· Â· . Â· Â· ' i;;,-; j ;;r!yVorst;of AU:is:, : the .delay.of : mbre than three mouths, "since it ilrst met, by Congress in turning its hand to stem the depression. ' Coming into oflice on a.pledge.of economy, the.Presi- dent saw the national income Increase from $39,545,000,-'" 000 in 1932 to $69,000,000,000 in 1937, only .to have this . , - vast growth-offset by lavish sponding-which increased the..: national debt^rbm;522,538,000,000;,invi932 to $37,686,000;---" ' [ 000 at the present time. ;;.-.:. . . _ . . . '. Another headache results .from.increase in the army- of jobless to' 10;000,000 today after he, with the cooperation . Â· of business'.vh'ad .reduced it from-15,000,000 -to- half thaf- number..:;..::, " Â·.;..Â· .. : . Â· . ' :.-Â·.:;,.DANTE'S FORECAST BEING KEALIZEU ;. ^.' : -'The Italian poet Dante, one of the greatest of all time,.who died more than six. hundred years ago, wrote that "all -^thingB^may be -woven, even the sands of'the sea." His was . : .7a'.great'vision.. :Today glass .makers are weaving sand, Â·great quantities of it'daily, converting it in the form of Â·glass into "fabrics.that are so'ftas'cotton, sheer as silk and tough.as.canvas," .says .Nation's Business in an article, ~ "Weaving .the Sands ot;,the Sea.',' .Not only for the fabrics : mentioned, but the yarns pr fibres into which molten glass Â·_fe spun are coming into use in many ways, among which :iarq : "wool" for insulation purposes, filter material which will last for weeks instead of days, and Insulation: Â·Â·.'.'.\One of the most promising fields for glass fibre, is its use for electrical insulation. There seems to be no reason Â·:,.wliy all electric wires should not somei day be wrapped in 'glass; for besides Its'non-conductive qualities, it is proof '. against'vermin, fire and deterioration, which rubber Is not, .and fully .flexible, 'it is claimed for it that it can be used in '"Â·layers so. thin that a glass-insulated motor takes . up no .more space than present'motors half as powerful. Another use^ is-'woven, separators in long-life storage "batteries . "'": "Dante talked of the sands of the sea. We .can think of Â·_ Band much nearer home--immense quantities of it in the \ , rocks'of our hills near. Connellsville. Except where a pro'^'duct_pf crystal'clarity would be wanted ours is perfect, rljocal"rocks.-are/impregnated'with iron, which has a tendency to give glass a greenish tint. But for the uses herein mentioned the fibre can be given any color. The Payette hills would provide an inexhaustible supply. Something to think about as the new industry grows. FAIR MAY SPIRIT "WILli TRIUMPH Recalling the days when "the universal spirit of America revealed itself in loyalty, prudence, thrift," J. Guy Griffith-of-.New Kensington, national :executivo committeeman-of the American Legion, told Legionnaires at Greons- burg the other night that "now we are''in the midst of a chan'glrig atmosphere, an'attitude that seems to'breathe a 'don't give a damn', spirit." : A/.sad condition that many besides'Mr. Griffith have already recognized. " " There is, .the speaker said, "a seemingly deliberate attempt "tbwa/d-creation "of class hatred'.".-.". In many of our industrial plants we find neither loyalty to the organization nor personal pride-in the manufacture of its products, but rather,a.lack ofr.cooperation and a spirit of indifference, and , this-'.dittHude". has-been "fanned: along by., subversive groups whose'aim-iajto..destfoy ; .that' wonderful-spirit and"- ideal of AmeWcaii fairlplay: Sad.indeed.'lttis to realize that unthink- Â· ing^o"ups^f';sp.-.ca)led"i)ettef "educated;peoples are giving unwitting aid and support'to'this program of destruction to Ame'rican principles'.'' ~ ~f.: But there is hope iiTthe fact that Vthe majority of Americans%till.jiave jwitliin them a deep sense of fair play and a desire to'permit ail men to enjoy their lives unfettered; liberty, not'license, and the pursuit-of honest toil." "Â·' .:: Â·;-":: Â·'Â·'- Conditions may not be as dark as Mr. Griffith thinks. So long as the majority are committed to fair play--in business, in industry, among the workers--we need not fear disaster. / . Â· SJS'ELL ILVS VISION OP BETTER DAYS Fred Snell looks forward to better things for young . men and- young women In recreation.- Deeply engrossed in helping to carry on the program of the WPA as assistant director of recreation in Payotte county, 51r. Snell is confident it will not pass with the end of the depression. He told members of the Kiwanis Club Wednesday: "I don't believe that. I think it will be permanent. I'm sure it will ultimately be under the State Department of Public Instruction." .Recreation for all should be a part of education on the theory that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy or Jil! a dull girl. ; A remarkable' work is being carried on here, the Kiwanians learned. Last summer playgrounds proved their Â· popularity by 72,430 child visits. One hundred seventy boys participated in junior baseball. Through the operation of the community center in South -Arch street there have been as many as 2,700 visits in a week. Not only boys! Twenty per cent ol^the patrons are girls. The number is growing. . .Â£. Mr. Spell and-his associates are laying-the permanent groundwork, for worthwhile use of'idle time--and at a period in life when young men, and young women encounter many pitfalls without something to engage thorn in their spare hours. "Lo, He goeth before you. . ." It was with these words that the ngol disclosed to the wondering [isclplcs the whereabouts of Christ ,f ter His resurrection. Ho had gone icforo them Into Galilee. He always goes before us. When here is a pathway to be blazed hrough circumstances we have never ncountcrcd, He goeth before us. On omc dark night wherein wo arc :allcd to tread paths of agony, wo :an be sure of a guidance which will make.our steps as if wo walked in he light of noonday .sun. Tho mys- cries of religion arc many,,but let us take the. first step in faith and All rights r'eiarvod--Bub STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Eurl L.. Douglass, D. D. , THE LEADER every stop after (hnt will lead us Into the dnwning. An Impassable 'gulf may seem (o yawn between ourselves and certain achievements, but if we are 'diligent and trusting we can leave the Issue in hands far stronger thim our own. Â·There is a Power in the world supplementing our weak and faltering efforts. It Js hard to believe if we keep looking down all the time, and very easy tof believe and to understand if we] look up. The disciples had much to learn, even after they had seen the risen Lord, but they knew that henceforth they would walk ns followers of that One who'goeth before His disciples. ' Â·on Newspaper Syndicate. W/iaf's What At a Glarice By CHARLES 1 P. STEWART . Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Mar. 5.--It is not much to the credit of the.American ienso of humor that so much atton- ;lon Is paid to recent accounts of the activity of foreign spies in our midst. It is news, of course, that our !-men have made a batch of arrests on espionage charges of late. It is n rather colorful story, In fact, especially considering the circumstances :hat a "beautiful woman" is one of the suspects. Oh, yes, it makes Interesting reading. But that" anyone should take It seriously!--that's too funny. The alleged spies* intentions may liayc been bad, to be sure. Perhaps .hey should be sent to Alcutraz on :hnt ground. Or perhaps they should be penalized for obtaining money under false pretenses from their employers. However, -tHc notion that any of them" ever "obtained a teii- spponftil of "^worthwhile American nrmy or navy Information for the benefit'- of Uncle .- Sam's potential overseas enemies is laughable. STRAINS IMAGINATION t Part of the -yarn is to the effect that the plotters tried to lay hands on a bunch Â· -of Yankee passport blanks, to facilitate the operations of confederates abroad. If that is true, It was an offense, certainly. The charge also is made that the conspirators planned to murder an American nrmy officer to galri possession of secret documents he was supposed to be carrying About with him. That, likewise, if proved, would be bad business,, involving international complications. But prove it!-or that any foreign government sane tioncd It! This reported plot, obviously was of German origin, supposing that there was such a plot. Is anyone so cuckoo as to believe that the Hitler regime approved a program calling for the killing of an American army officer in New York to rob him of secret papers? One may disapprove of Hltlerlsm all he pleases, but it strains the Imagination to think of It as that crass. WHAT A STIPEND! True, it may be argued that Hitler did not suggest the matter: that 11 was the scheme, not of Berlin, but of Berlin's individual spies in this country. Well, according lo our G-men's version, who was Germany's chief spy? Why, he was getting from his principals (this, again; is according to the G-men's account) $50 monthly A line stipend for n spy of any consequence! THEIR "SECRETS" Furthermore, where do spies ge their Information? We, have one of them now (n cashiered American navy officer! doing time In a Federal prison for selling information to Japan. His defense was that all the Information he purveyed was acquired by a perusal of publications available to anyone .(such ns "Jane's Fighting Ships," a periodical for sale to anyone willing to pay for it--as open as "Who's Who" to the genera: public). This ex-officer read it Intelligently ns an expert, assimilated it anc dished it up in pre-dlgcsted form to Japan, which was willing to pay for his interpretation. He may have been blameworthy but he betrayed no secrets--for he had none. . Every important embassy or legation in Washington has a military and naval observer. This chap is n licensed spy. He doesn't snoop, but he mixes with our nrmy and navy men. Hi tells, professionally, at his club, wha he has to tell, in exchange for wha his American associates have to tcl to him.- There's little secrecy abou it. There is not, indeed, much to be kept secret. Just Folks By EDGAD A. GUEST A'FAMILY JOKE She rigged herself up In * Â· uttered old . shawl And tin cup In hand she sal down In tho hall. She -whimpered at me from the foot o, the blalrs. "Kind Mr. will you help me? I've nothtnp - to wear.' I -watt jon(o her dodge just as soon as 'sho spoke . . And decided of course, to Ko on with the Joke. "Poor, woman." said I, "Life at U: Is. unfair. Who 'has forced you lo beg here for 1 something to -wear?" ' "It's my husband." said-she. In a pitfu; "If I iisk for a gown he has taxes to pay If I plead for a bonnet with ribbons o 1)1 uc. It Is always the same--his Insurance Is due," She rattled the cup and she shitted her Saylnc: "If you've n wife never force her to beef . Kind sir. will you buy me a new dr today?" "I'm sorry." said I. "but I've taxes pay." INCOME TAX IN A NUTSHEIX WHO? Single persons who had net Income of $1,000 or more or- gross income of $5,000 or more, and married couples who had net income of $2,900 or more or gross income of $5,000 or more must file returns. WHEN? The .filing period begins January 1 and ends March 15, 1038. Where? Collector' of Internal, revenue for the district in which the person lives or has his principal place of business. HOW? Sec instructions accompanying Forms 1040A and 1040. . . . . WHAT? Four per cent normal tax. on the amount of net income in excess of the personal exemption, credit for dependants, earned Income credit, and interest on obligations of the United Steles nnd obligations of instrumentalities of the United States. Surtax on sur- Â· tax net income in excess of $4,000, As Others Think GIVING GOVERNMENT ITS CHANCK (Boston livening Transcript.) ,incil:a is familiar with the log- shitlvo d;iy which may continue un- il ordinary days run into weeks, 'here alu^ is the custom of setting side certain days for the considcra- [on of certain kinds of legislation, iut there is here nothing quite com- iaruulc to the private order recently jsucd by the whips' ofllcc of the British house of commons. It reads: "Government'business .shall have ircccdence on as many Wednesdays mmodintely before Good Friday as he number of Wednesdays before Christmas on which It has not had ircccdencc. nnd on as many Fridays mmediatcly before Good Friday us he number of Friday* (reduced by hrcc) on which It had not precc- icncc before Christmas," Mathematicians went to work as ;oon us the order was published. They found that under It Wednesdays became available to the government rom February 23 and Fridays from March 18. It would seem that the rivatc order might have fixed these dates at a considerable saving in ords, but Dickens pointed out that British officialdom of a past genera- ion was adept In circumlocution, and t is apparently not a lost art. Senators of the United States might see In this British procedure a suggestion with reference to the sacred Hibustcr. It might be decreed that for. every day of filibustering there should be one hour for the enactment of legislation, excepting, ot course, the measure against which the fllbuster was directed. Were the jours made cumulative, there might emerge from a committee room in tVashington an order similar to that now in effect at Westminster. "In the Day's News Brief. Comment on Current Events Hero and There. Plans of the railroads to reduce expenses and ideas of the people they serve sometimes run counter- wise. An example Is cited at Glcneoe Somerset county, where the B. O proposes to. abandon the station because the revenue does not Justify Its continuance.' Residents of the village of 100 Inhabitants have protested to the Public Utility Commission. They complain that to ge railroad transportation inhabitants o: the region would have to drive IS miles or more to either Meycrsdale or Hyndman. It is claimed the population of the contiguous area that would be affected is between 700 and 800. It would seem the people arc not taking full advantage of the opportunity for rail service for cither travel or freight shipments, or the company would not be considering abandonment of the station. J. H. Reese, 32, ot Westminster Md., an oil truck driver, gave his lite and Incidentally that of a hitchhiker riding with him, in an cffor to avoid a greater tragedy when his truck got beyond control on the Lincoln Highway on Llgonler Mountain Seeing a collision with two approaching automobiles was inevitable am fearing almost certain death for their occupauts he turned the truck sharply Into an embankment. It turned over and caught fire. Two lives were snuffed out. The travelers in th_ approaching cars can thank Reese that they arc alive. How quickly tragedy strikes. David Lawrence, Washington correspondent of The Courier, mus have been "hot under the collar' when he wrote today's dispatch on the tax bill. In the belief ot Mr Lawrence, as expressed In the articli on Jhls page, the only hope of setting out of the depression by tax relief is by the people back home rising in their might and telling their reprc sentatlves what they want done an in emphatic terms. There Is small chance they will do that. By coincidence Robert P. Scripps controlling stockholder In tin Scripps-Howard chain of newspaper that stretches from coast to coast died as did his father and founder o the enterprise, E. W. Scripps, on board a yacht on an ocean cruise The father was far from home, of the African coast, and was buried a sea. The body of the son, who dic off Mexico, In the Pacific, is being brought home. A frail, gangling child, with an Inclination to writ poetry, Bob Scripps was led in skillful way by his father inU journalism and the heights of th profession, and business. The path was strewn with rocks, for the boy elected to work from the ground up starting as reporter. This work much of the rolling stone type, lei him to many cities, to Hawaii an finally Australia. By degrees h m u dc his way to editor-in-chief o i hi the Scripps enterprises and when ... father died suddenly he inherited the control under a trust establisl by his father. Factographs Until 1870, the U. S. Postoffict Department at Washington disposed of dead letters by burning them be hind the While House every lew months. Twenty-five channels of the ultra high frequency air band have bcci reserved by the U. S. Federal Com munications Commission for non profit educational radio broadcasting Navajo Indians near Wupatki na tional monument, Arizona, bcliev that airplanes have frightened away the rnin bird. The United States leads the world in manufacture and sale of fur coats Cotton was first cultivated southern United States in 1621. Today in Washington By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON, Mar. 5.--It Is rare that .Insincerity and stupidity are so transparently conspicuous in a report from the Ways and Mcans'Commlttee of the House of Representatives, but the latest/ pronouncement on the subject of the undistributed surplus tax Is such that the Democratic party In both the House and Senate can hardly go to the country next autumn with nny degree of optimism If this report Is adopted. For, In one breath, the committee recites all the faults oÂ£ the undistributed surplus tax, and, in the next| breath, says the "principle" is "sound and should be retained." Here the Nation has for several months cried out for tax relief in order that breadlines may be eliminated and human misery ended. Â· All the Important and sensible economists in the country and many of the leaders in the Democratic as well as the Republican party have agreed that the present recession cannot be remedied unless tax relief comes, and yet a committee of the House boldly ignores public sentiment andrsccks to save somebody's face. It seems to be more Important not to offend the President, who made a blunder and now Is ordering his henchmen not to blame him, than It is to cnp the privations of the' people who anp suffering from the depression. Somebody once accused Congress of "plnylng politics with human misery," but the statement was never more applicable than In the present situation. The report which accompanies the new tax bill does give some measure *f relief, but it is of the demagogic kind. It hypocritically points out Continued on Page Five. Â· CLEAN FIGHT ADVOCATED (Grccnsburg Review.) Declarations By Dr. H. A. McMurray and Edward 'A. Creiner, chairmen respectively of the Pinchot and James committees in Westmoreland, that clean primary battles without Indulging in personalities will bo waged for the Republican nomination for governor, will meet with the unanimous approval of the Republicans, throughout the county. H will be up to the two chairmen to do their very' best to sec that all lieutenants and workers carry out these pledges. Both Judge Arthur H. James and former Governor Giftord Pinchot have many friends in old Westmoreland who will strive honestly for the nomination ot the man of their choice. Far and beyond the primary election, however, is the goal to be achieved in November and the only way this can be done will be through a united front on the part of Republicans after the primary election is over. This not only should be the case in Westmoreland but in every county of the State. Through Traffic Stop signs have disappeared from my back . yard as mysteriously as they appeared in front of my home . last Christmas Eve. I've got It from good authority that the district attorney's office is only lukewarm toward Margtotti's gubernatorial ambitions. If n local radio dealer hns forgotten where he placed a set for a demonstration, suggest he phones, writes or sees me personally before calling in the police. A churchgoer should never attempt to remove the tinfoil.frpm cheese put ;up in those litle circular cardboard containers.. Let's go to press. , Sfray Thoughts By S. M. DEHUFF Have, you ever observed that it's becoming almost impossible to comment on any subject without quoting cither the title, or part of the lyrics, of some popular song? Those orchids Earle, Guffey and Lawrence passed around among themselves in Harrisburg last week might have smelled beautiful hadn't Kennedy and Mr- glottl doused them with needed disinfectant. Inability to speak or understand French didn't prevent me from enjoying a marvelous movie that's in Its tenth week at a 275-seat Pittsburgh theatre. Watch the WPA jobs grow plentiful from now on. I never knew we had a Leaning Tower of Pisa in our midst until I saw it from a Courier ofilcc window the other day. Dale Carnegie, more or less famous counsellor to the trouble-worn, must have had the WPA in mind "when he wrote in a last-week's magazine that a fellow shouldn't feel badly just because he lost his Job for, quote: "There nre other jobs to be had." Funny how long a man will put up with one of the world's greatest inconveniences-it broken shoe lace. Wouldn't those three prominent members of the cast of '.'Libel," Pittsburgh Playhouse current stage production, who never speak a word during the entire play, make ideal New Deal Cabinet members? To the many inquiries as to the cause of 7ny continuous comments on Grandview avenue, may I say I've been informed red dog will not be used in its planned improvement? The Rooscvclts ore only one of the many, mnny New Deal families-who arc "gettin' theirs while the gettin' Is good." An open letter to Chief Thomas: Those No Parking and UP THE CHIMNEY Â· Is where SMOKE is ' supposed to go. But It .may go in 'the wrong direction, damaging your house and furnishings, if your oil-burner does not function properly. Â· Your Standard . Fire Policy does not cover SMOKE DAMAGE un- 'less caused by a fire outside your fuel-oil- burnlng apparatus, Before lighting your oil burner, ask us for full details about S3IOKE 1U3IAGE J.DONALD PORTER - INSURANCE First National Bunk BWg,, Conriellsvlllc," Pa. Why This Is a Good Time to Buy; a If you are In the market for a used car, the current car offerings'provide more genuine opportunities to save money than you .are likely to see again for some time, .perhaps f o r years. Â· ' , ' " . . Â· .Because ot todays economic conditions, most dealers are offering excellent used, cars at rock-bottom prices. Most of these cars are late models, ready to,-deliver thousands of miles of dependable, economical service. They are good investments. Buying opportunities Jikc this come.oc- caslonally when the supply is large and the demand light. This is such a time. But since all signs Indicate that the present business recession may soon end, it Is a certainty that used car prices will rise as the demand, stimulated by greater business activity, also rises. We of the Second National Bank have no direct interest in used cars as a commodity. However, we are interested in the' thrifty use of money. In the case of the immediate used car market, we believe that -you can find many extraordinary values.- Such pur- , chases, wisely made, are true thrift. Conneiisville Pa. Fix Up! It's Spring flrupe Arbor Strips 1x3 inches, 1C foot long Yellow Vine 20c co. I'hio ir .Hod Wood .40c ea. Fir Pickets 1 x3 inches, Â·1 foot, long Sc ea.