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FOUR. THE D A I L Y C O U R I K K , UONNHiLLKVlLii^ia. fa.. iatlg Qtajurar THE COURIER COMPANY James J. Driscoll R. A. Donegan ,, Walter S. Stimmel James M. DriscoU . J. Wylie Driscoll _ Publishers President and General Manager ' Secretary and Treasurer .. Editor _. _ Associate Editor ___ Advertising and Business Manager 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 $2.50 for six months by mail if paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Postomce, Connellsville, Pa. SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 18, 1039 How Shall Hitler Be Stopped? In "News Behind the News" Paul Mallon, Washington columnist, makes the assertion that Chamberlain and Daladier promised the President that if he -would throw his support behind them, as he did before and after the Munich pact, the dictators would 'be stopped. Following closely on Under Secretary of State Welles' condemnation of Hitler's "temporary extinguishment" of the Czechs, the information is cause for speculation as to what's in the wind to halt the Hitler march. Along with Welles' denunciation, -which is said to ha\e had the. approval of the President, conies the forceful demand of Senator Key Pittman, Administration leader, that the United States hurry preparations for "potential political and physical action" in its own defense.. In London, under hot fire for his "misjudgment of the ch.ara.cter of nazisra and its leaders," Prime Minister Chamberlain committed Britain to a policy of war, if it becomes evident Hitler is bent on world domination. Senator William H. King of Utah calls for "parallel action by the United States, Great Britain and France" to halt the further march of dictatorships. · He-suggests diplomatic pressure. He expresses the fear that the dictators have conspired to destroy us. Others-, like Senator Borah, take issue with King. Borah cannot believe there is any reason for us being agitated, especially to the point of involvement in an alliance ·with the European democracies. Perhaps a lot more people take the side of Borah, and Hiram Johnson of California, than of King. Senator King fails to mention that diplomatic pressure has failed to impress Hitler; that the fuehrer is not amenable to the finer things of life, such as living up to pacts like that at Munich; that he is determined to press on toward the East so long as there is nothing more than a negligible military force to block his way. More plainly stated, Hitler probably will not halt until an adequate war machine, either in front or at his rear, causes him to do so. That being true, where does the United States come in short of war? The only way to deal with a mad dog is shoot it. The way to curb a mad ruler is go to war. The people of the United States are set against that policy. BENITO NEEDS TO MAKE CLOSER STUDY As quoted by Liberty, Benlto Mussolini says: "Roosevelt originates, acts and orders with entire freedom from the approval or good will of the Houses of Legislature (Congress). Between himself and the nation there is no longer any intervening party. There is no parliament but only the state. There are no longer any parties but one indivisible party. A single will silences all dissentient voices. All this is at variance with demo-liberal ideas." Benito puts FDR somewhat in his own (Mussolini's) class. He should have written this article some years ago. He evidently forgets we had a Supreme Court issue; also that the President met with several major setbacks since the current session of Congress began, an experience wholly foreign to fascism. II Duce might lay aside the tasks at Rome for a few days and sit in our Senate gallery. He might hear things that would alter his views to a considerable extent. Furthermore, it might be suggested that the Italian dictator watch the course of events between now and election day of November, 1940. He's so far away he hardly gets a true picture, even admitting there was considerable pressure on Congress from back home in the States when the Supreme Court and executive branch reorganization issues were being fought. APPEASEMENT NO NEARER . Business appeasement, in Washington, is a great deal like Finnegan--alternately on and off again. The chief hope of business year after year has been that- perhaps some day the Roosevelt Administration might do something to get -it out of the mire. The President's lone efforts have been directed toward pump priming. That has failed of its purpose, repeatedly. What business would much prefer is some form of relief from what it considers excessive taxation; some step that would make possible remedying conditions from the viewpoint of providing Jobs for millions now dependent on the public treasury. In this it is not purely philanthropic. It has a natural selfish interest. It wants to keep its "machinery from rusting away. It wants a fair return on its investment. Of late there seemed to be a more .tolerant attitude in Washington-. The" Secretary of Commerce, Mr. Hopkins, apparently was leading the way. He hardly got started until there were intimations of "nothing doing" in tax relief. The Administration, through Senate Majority Leader Bark- Icy, lias intimated, strongly, it does not favor revision "at this time." Well, "this time" has been all the time since Mr. Roosevelt was swept into office. While the President has been quoted as wanting to come to terms with business and industry, the evidence is still lacking, j'jst as it has been for six years. If the depression drags on through to the next presidential campaign, the New Deal will have no one else but itself to blame if it goes down to defeat. FITZGERALD'S DEATH M'AKVRfG The sudden death of Governor Frank D. Fitzgerald of Michigan is not only tragedy for the people of the state who only last fall elected him to office, in preference to the now Attorney General Frank Murphy, but a warning to all not to overlook the seriousness of an attack of influenza. Governor Fitzgerald was in the prime of life--54. That the attack was more than ordinarily severe is evidenced by his being in an oxygen tent at the time. However, he was believed recovering, when his heart failed. There is where the disease strikes. It is well, no matter how rugged, to more fully realize that this is a very dangerous malady. The best thing to do is go to bed and conserve your energy, at the same time taking whatever other treatment a physician may prescribe. What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Mar. 17.--The recently arranged poUu'co-cionotr.ic | look-up between the United States and Brazil is the most important dc- . velopmer.t in Pan-American history.) It might be important on paper only, )Ul this is one of the times when a ' diplomatic bargain appears to be the -eal thing. ' Foreign Minister Oswaldo Aranha ot the southern republic handled his | country's end of the preliminary negotiations during his late visit on our side of the equator. Secretary of State Hull nominally handled Uncle Sam's end, but I'd venture a juess that Und'jrscctetary Sumner iVelles attended to most of the details. Welles knows our southern neighbors perhaps better than any other North American diplomat does. He's sympathetic toward them, he's on the le\el, and at '-he same time -je's shre-v 1. He's spent much Umc in 'hat part of the world and is thoroughly familiar with its temperamental peculiarities. The average Latin American is odd from our Nordic standpoint. His word is a lot better than his bond, If he enters into an oral compact he considers his honor at stake and is somewhat more scrupulous than we are at sticking to the spirit as \veil as the actual language of the dicker. If the proposition is put in writing, however, he feels that he isn't fully trusted; It he can outmancuver the other party or. technicalities he'll do Latin American governments arc just like Latin American individuals. "We're Friendly Anyway. Of course, this Yankee-Brazilian understanding is typewritten and signed, as a matter of International form, but underlying it is a genuine sentiment of mutual good-will. Just why the Brazill'ins, traditionally, always have liked us isn't particularly clear, but it's a fact that they have. Possibly, it's because we never have landed marines on their soil, as we ha%-e in various other parts of Latin America. An additional count is that the rest of Latin America Is predominantly Spanish, and our war with Spain Is remembered against us. But Brazil Isn't Spanish; it's Portuguese. The Spanish and Portuguese aren ,. altogether brotherly. And Brazil is a corking good ally STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. BUT THIS WAS DIFFERENT A group of Hindoos were having a banquet, and entertainer had been brought in to amuse the guests. He did so by all sorts of coarse jests about the deities which he nnd the guests professed to worship. The guests at the banquet roared with laughter and by their applause encouraged him to continue his thrusts. The entertainer then turned from jests about the gods of the Hindoos and began in the same vein to speak about Jesus. Now recall that none of these Hindoos were Christians; they were all worshipers of the deities nt which the entertainer had been poking fun. Yet when the name of Jesus was used in jesU an ominous hush fell upon the whole banquet hall, and then such an angry outcry of protest that the entertainer was driven from the stage. It was all very well to poke fun at their pagan gods, but Jesus of Nazareth was different. When tKcy looked into the face of One whom they did not at all profess to follow and whom they d:d not accept as a Saviour, they were so struck by the beauty and moral grandeur of the Man that they cried out in anger against anyone who could not perceive this beauty as they did. This was evidently what Paul was speaking about when he referred to "the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." All nahu reserved--Bnbjon Newspaper Syndicate SIDELIGHTS The N'ev.- Hjvcn Iiore Company | !23,000 within its own area and $12,- r.-m mlo difficulties Thursday night | 000,000 in the sum total of the Ohio in regard to its annual camiv.il. The ' Valley flood, prohlbilions set up by Disti'.ct torncy James A. Reilly seem to At- i have | Mr. Greene explains that his force NEWS BE THE NEWS By PAULMALLONJ SATURDAY, MARCH IS, 1939. WASHINGTON, Mar. 18.--Hitler's latest robbery has left Constables Roosevelt and Hull slightly ill. It is a diplomatic secret, but Britain's Chamberlain an.j France's Dala- dier promised the President that if would throw his support behind them as he did" before and after Munich, the dictators would be stopped. They did not merely lead him to believe it. They promised it. An unquestionable authority in a position to know guarantees this information. American foreign policy has been following this assumption (French plane deal, etc., but may not continue, at least not as enthusiastically. Privately many of Mr. Wallace's bright young men do not believe their blue and orange stamp scheme is going to work. That is why they are trying it out only in six- cities. It sounded good at first. The Government has surplus food. People on relief need it. But the further you go into particulars from there, the dizzier it becomes. Suppose there is a surplus in spinach. Not even Popeye could make people on'relief take spinach for their orange stamps, according to authorities around WPA who have tried it. The FSCC has already been having trouble getting red of dried beans, corn meal, raisins, grapefruit and some of the other s,urpluses they have been giving away. But this is not the greatest trouble anticipated. Suppose the reliefer wants a can o£ beer while the surplus that week is only hi artichokes and he is allergic to artichokes. If his grocer does not wink at the law and As Others Think GUAKANTEES IGNORED (Pittsburgh Post Gazette.) give him what he wants, the reliefer could no doubt nnd a grocer who would. Pressure on grocers to cash these stamps in order to keep his trade will be strong. Policing the grocers might become a bigger job \ than policing the prohibition law. Most authorities do not expect the experiment to last long or become generally adopted. Neutrality issue is not dead but is thoroughly buried. Two best authorities In Congress say Mr. Roosevelt has decided not to open the subject by making any formal request for legislation, even repeal of existing law. He does not dare, for fear Congress will provide him with restrictions he does not want. Far belter be it, from his standpoint, to let the cash and carry provision expire May I, and ride along with the embrago feature until next session, slip word to Of course, he could some Administration senators to raise the issue on their own, but no one at the Capitol thinks Continued on Page Six. Letters to The Editor Walter S. Stimmel, Editor, The Courier, Connellsville, Pa. Dear Walter: I never find time to write half the letters I think of, but I don't want to miss the opportunity of thanking for your splendid editorial in the March 9 Courier, the title of which is "Health Service Aids Polluters." That is exactly the straight from the shoulder sort of editorials we need, for these Public Health boys are probably the greatest obstacle to actual control and correction of pol- Do you remember when nations jution. took their treaties seriously and! They have the uninformed public world opinion was shocked when any ] believing they have wings, and any- power repudiated its bond as a ''scrap *hing we can do to expose them in of paper?" \ their true light will certainly help It was a naive, old-fashioned Vv-orld the cause. If anybody takes you to before the rise of the dictators. There was less bombast about national honor, but it still meant something. | jt up. Just si- months ago Herr Hitler agreed that if he could have the Sudeten area and if Hungary and Poland could annex slices of terri- ritory as wen, he would join in guaranteeing the boundaries of the dismembered Czechoslovak state. The French and British felt pretty sick about the Munich surrender, but pointed to that guarantee as an important concession from the Nazi leader. Czechoslovakia would suffer cruelly but its Independent existence was assured. The Czechs took that seriously. They were forced to make many con- cesssions to Germany but declined to play the role of a conquered province. They retained their army; they refused to launch religious persecutions; they did not adopt the goose- step or the Hitler salute. Hitler's economic drive to the east was bogging down. Poland, Hungary and Rumania did not rush to Berlin to humble themselves. The Nazis Through the Community Fund the firemen .ire able to finance the annual Hallowe'en celebrations, or nearly so. They get $300. Last year the cost was S304.65. They made up the diffeier.ce. The year before It was $·!·! under the appropriation. The firemen relumed the balance to the Community Fund organization. Some years ago the then district attorney placed a ban on shooting matches which from time immemorial had been a favorite pastime in the mountain areas and even In some towns, and villages. Just how the D. A. was able to put the shooting match in the game of chance kind is not apparent, li is purely one of skill, just as are the shoots now held . b y local sportsmen. Whether "Gang for us to have on the southern new | Buster" Frank Kane has orders to clamp down on these old-time matches has not been divulged. world continent. In square miles it's bigger than wo are. In population it's a quarter of our size. In natural resources it's tremendous--and largely complementary to ours. In' short, it's 50 ppr cent of L,atm America-or rr.ore maybe. Add up the United State, Canada and Brazil--and who cares for the Test oC us new world- lings? International Monies. Now, to enter into a discussion of international economics would be unprofitable. I don't comprehend 'em anyway. But my personal experience js that, some years ago, I started northward from Buenos Aires, with a bunch of Argentine, Uruguayan, Brazilian and West Indian currency in my pocket. I change this stuff thought I could at any port I touched. I couldn't. I had to pay differential 1 - to money changers at Montevideo, Santos, Rio, Para, Port or Spain and elsewhere. Starting off with $100, you'd have about 90 cents upon disembarkation--not spent jt visiting points, but consumed in exchange charges. Anybody cr see how this must dislocate business. Can this situation be corrected? Certainly it can't be done if local fixers are in charge: they'll gobble all the gravy. As to Brazil, Germany and Italy screech--naturally. It suits us, though, av. a;- \\ itli it I hope v.-e get version ditches. The engineers make , Germans. But the Czechs showed checkmated the firemen. Ever;.' I s here making n survey to determine began to predict disorders in Slovakia carnival carries Its bingo stands and what will be required for flood abate- before they happened. If the Czechs paridle-'.vhccb of various kinds. I mer.t by storage dams, reforestation, I had not moved in to preserve order, These come under the prosecutor's j retardation ot water runoff and dl- j Hitler would have acted to "protect" ban. While t h e present restrictions ' ' ' '"' ' . i - _ . . _ . . may be lifted by carnival time, bookings must be made now. So ihc {he- men are up in the air as to where they 11 get money to carry on--give banquets for city and county ofllciald and others, ct cetera. their studies by selected areas. For example they llrst devoted their attention to a four-square-mile area on the Somerset county ptateu. From their findings there they are able to determine what arc the needs of the northern upper stream section. A second one was where the plateau breaks off, along Laurel HiU creek. The present one Is to the north of Connellsville, toward Greensburg. Others will include the area between Keyser's Ridge nnd Oakland, Md., and the heavily wooded areas of Laurel and Chestnut ndges and Negro Mountain. they were capable of policing Slovakia so the Germans condemned their "barbarity" and started massing troops just the same. The Prague government was damned If it moved nnd damned If it kept hands off. So under Nazi prompting, Slovakia secedes and declares its "independence." And the four great powers agree that territorial guarantees do not apply, of course, to a separatist movement within the country, The Czechs were persuaded to depend upon solemn pledges instead of their little Maginot line. Could their disillusionment v a more complete? task for the title oJ that editorial let me know, for we can certainly back KENNETH A. REID, General Manager, Izaak Walton Walton League of America. Chicago, March 14, 1939. Stray Thoughts By S. M. DeHUFF Congratulations to Councilman Clarence A. Port (or whoever is responsible) for those up-to-the- minute - in - plaiu-view-and-easy-to- read new city street markers. In a roundabout, sort of catch-as-catch- can way, I learn with much pleasure that a Miss Isabelle Humphries of this town and a Miss Jane Krastel of Perms Grove, N. J., Seton Hill College students, make these comments part of their daily reading. Speaking of civil wars, did you ever stop to think that we Americans destroyed towns and cities and killed and maimed each other once upon a time and over a far more trivial matter than present^ day New Deal class hatred fomenting? Who remembers what a woman named Belle Gunness and a man named H. H. Holmej were famous for? In one of last Friday's newspapers a big-time columnist said exactly what I've wanted to say for years but lacked the courage, to wit: "There is a type of freedom in this country that is never mentioned-A home owner may have his house painted any color he chooses." Just how far do you suppose Adolf Hitler would go if he. hadn't signed that f a m o u s "Munich non - agression agreement"? One hundred two years ago today a one-time really good Democrat president was born--Grover Cleveland. Let's go to press. Just to beat Sam DeHuft to it, we , ,., ,_ ,, ofler the explanation that it was "The E m a u - Turning to soil erosion prevention nnd conservation as affecting tile' farmer, Mr. Greene gave these figures with regard to cross and up-and-1 down cultivation ot 100 acres of I land: with eight-tenths of an inch I of rainfall, the soil loss on cross cultivation was found to be, in an experiment, 202 pounds. On up-and- down it was 28,000 pounds. For the farmer the best means of erosion control is contour strip cropping, or the alternation of strips of clean- tilled crops such as corn with grasses and small grains. The water and soil loss under this plan arc comparative- Voice in the Village Choir," n o t , "vice," which the Three Gems sang at the annual guest meeting o£ the Fine Arts Club o£ Perryopolis Tuesday night. Oui- proot reader skipped too hurriedly over the line in reading a proof yesterday. The Three Gems, a coming young group o£ singers in Perry Township High School, are Margaret Baughman, Gloria ''· Cortes and Eleanor Wilson. '· A nation-wide survey declares that women would be willing to have their daughters serve as servants if working conditions are made · attractive. Decent working hours, attractive uniforms, and to be called "Miss" are some of the requisites. Perhaps it has never occurred to j _ folks hereabout that a contour map ol OLD MAN WITH A BROKEN NOSE the Youghiogheny River watershed ' and that of South America present a striking similarity. They do, according, to Stanley S. Greene of Ithaca, N. Y., who is in charge of the Government soil conservation engineering corps located here, with offic.es in the Title and Trust Building. He so informed the Rotary Club in speaking at its luncheon Thursday. In size the Yough watershed has an area of 1,732 square miles, which reduced to acres means 1,098,000, said Engineer Greene. The Yough was not mentioned often in the metropolitan press during the 1938 St. Patrick's Day flood but it played a conspicuous damage-causing part in the genera! flood. Mr. Greene's fig- uies put the havoc it caused at $1,- Hey little chap behind the glass, "You njay be mighty like a rose," But look at me the while I pass, The old man with the broken nose! Since you've arrived I count no more, You've come between my wife and me. Our years of comradeship are o'er. With you, she hurries ofY to be. For four and thirty years I've played Round here a most important part, But such a difference you have made! 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