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LAST EDITION PRICE 2 The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. VOL. 36, NI. 10-J. Tho Weekly Courier, rounded July 17, 1878. Tho Colly Courier. Founded November 10. 1003. I Merced. July 18. 1929 CONNELLSVILL-E, PA., MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 7, 193S. PEN PAGES. LOS ANGELES BURIES DEAD; TOTAL AT 200 Mass Funerals Held as Search Continues for Others. GUARDSMEN BAR SIGHT-SEERS "By ALAN McELWAIN United Press Staff Correspondent. LOS ANGELES, Mar. 7.--MabS luncrals 'were begun today lor the many scores who died in the Southern California' flood. The mourners passed along streets half buried in mud and debris, where groups ol grim and weary men still searched lor the missing, five · days after the disaster. There were 139 persons listed as dead in the 30,000 square mile area and it was estimated that 200 or more had died. To keep out sight-seers and looters j during" the rehabilitation work, Na- | tional Guardsmen were on patrol at Anaheim; sheriff's men blocked the roads in San Bernardino county; mounted posses guarded the banks ol Lytlc creek and Santa Ana Hiver in several counties. Nine more men were* added to the death list last night when a haggard ·party of two women and four men emerged from Tujunga canyon, and reported- that nine of their companions had been drowned vihcn a torrent swept down upon a construction camp 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles. For five days the surviving six had been without food. They had lived on water and coffee. A rumor of their plight had preceded them here and three boys climbed a precipitous trail to assist them. The boys carried one of the survivors, who is a paralytic. Young Republicans Work For Party Harmony; No Candidate Is Endorsed G. O. P. NOTES United States Senator James J. Davis appeared at the Pcnn Albert Hotel Saturday afternoon, and sat in at the session of the Western Pennsylvania -Young Republican conference. He took a bow when introduced by Willis E. Topper, presiding officer. After listening to William Livcn- good's speech, Senator Davis was overheard to remark, "That young fellow should be sent to Congress." · Among the Connclisville folks who attended the conference were Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Oaks, W. F. Driscoll, John C. Taylor, Florence McClintock, Wilmer H. May, Charles E. Strawn, Attorney Lewis M. D'Auria, Fayett* county Young Republican chairman, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Beard. A spirit of elation was prevalent among the delegates and all confidently expressed anticipation of Republican victory next fall. The Western Pennsylvania Young Republican group will meet next on May 21 at Clcarfield, Jefferson county. By that time party nominees will have been chosen and the importance of working for the party's standard bearers will be stressed. Fayette county was represented by more than 30 delegates. Besides Connellsville, other towns represented were Uniontown, Point Marion, Republic, Hopwood and Smithflcld. Used Car Week Opens With Big Street Display National Used Car Week opened in Connellsville with a "bang" Saturday 'morning with 10 of the city's leading automobile dealers participating in an exhibit of 60 used cars, none older than ins, reconditioned throughout and shining like new. Pittsburg street and Crawford avenue arc being utilized for the display, which extends both ways from Brimstone corner. Late model cars predominate. . Cooperation has been the keystone to the preparations for .this event. The dealers have not only agreed upon a systematic price slash among themselves, but through consultation with'the Uniontown dealers, a uniform price scale for used cars has been established throughout the county. .The · prices, incidentally, represent the lowest figures at which merchandise of this class has ever been offered. It is the intention to adhere to these prices, not only in the sale of the used cars, but as a future guide for allowances on both new and used merchandise. Tho advantages of this arrangement are two-fold. While the proportion of used car buyers to new car buyers is about five to two, the used car buyer has been asked to pay higher prices than the merchandise warrants, due to the fact that it has been the common practice to grant the new car buyers exhorbit- ant allowances on their used cars. By the setting up of a uniform price scale for used cars, not only will the new car buyer be given "a fair and Continued on Page Six. Pershing Continues To Show Improvement TUCSON, Ariz., Mar. '/.--General JOjJi J. Pershing continued his progress toward recovery, today. His physician, Dr. Roland Davison, announced that his improvement over his dying condition of a week ago continued to progress "very satisfactorily." Just Off the Wire "VIENNA, Mar. 7--Non-Nazi workers \vere confident today, at the start of the fourth week following the conference between Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg and Adolf Hitler, that they would obtain much of their own demands. . WASHINGTON. Mar. 7--The Supreme Court today approved a $364,351 fraud penalty levied against the 1939 tax return of Charles E. Mitchell, former board chairman of the National City Bank. Safe in Los Aiiffcles. Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Heavner of Vine street who are vacationing at Los Angeles, Cal., sent word Saturday, to their family stating they are all right. Mr. Henvner has been at Los Angeles since September and Mrs. Heavcner went out last month. They were unable to give any details but said they would write giving further information at the first ap- portunily. Payment of Delayed Salary Before Upper Tyrone Board Tonighl SCOTTDALE, Mar. 7. -- Payment o the January salary to Miss Stella Irvin ol Ridgeview school, substituting in the place of Mrs. Gertrude Sauers Sw'ink, refused at the Febru ry meeting, will occupy attention o the Upper Tyrone Township Board of Education tonight. Four members were present at th February session (Jefferson King was absent) and the board tied on the question of paying Miss Irvin her salary. Mrs. Sarah Morse an Leo Gismondi opposed payment tc the substitute teacher and Presidcn Stanley Kubiak and Ralph Brooks in favor of it. President Kubiak said inasmuch a teachers meetings are held the sam night the board meets Miss Irvin wa called in at that time and informc of the board's action. When sh queried as to the possible date whe she would receive her salary fo teaching, she was informed the tim was indefinite as it would depend o the action ol the directorate at future date. Miss Irvin, however, continues t teacn regularly at the school wher she had replaced Mrs. Swmk, cen tral figure of a controversy rcvolv ing about her dismissal an allege "immorality" charges. Mrs. Swink appeal to the Fayette county cour: was overruled but an appeal is be ing taken to the State Superior Cour in April. It was said that Mrs. Morse, director, is not in sympathy with th board's decision in dismissing Mr Swink as a teacher and her name wa on one of the petitions asking for he, reinstatement. LEVINE CLINGS TO HOPE HIS SON IS STILL LIVING By United Press. NEW ROCHELLE, Mar. 7.--Mur ray Lcvine, increasingly worried fo the safety of his 12-year-old so Peter, who was kidnaped 10 day ago, again assured the abductor to day that the way was open for them to negotiate safely with him. The attorney telephoned to news papers a statement that was indirect ly an appeal to the kidnapers t hurry and collect the $20,000 ransom that he is ready to pay. Levine ha heard nothing from them for a week Levine clung to the hope toda that his son was still alive despit the fact that he has had no contac with the kidnapers. CRUDE OIL PRICE CUTS ANNOUNCED By United Press. PITTSBURGH, Mar. 7.--Pric reductions in Pennsylvania crude 01 ranging from 15 to 17 cents, wcr announced today by the Joseph See purchasing agency ol the South Pen Oil Company. The new prices were: Bradford and Allegany distris S2.05 per barrel, off 15 cents Eureka Pipe Line, $1.65 off 17 cent South Penn Pipe Line, $1.71, off 1 cents; Buckeye Pipe Line, $1.55, o 15 cents. GREENSBURG, Mar. 7.--Western ennsylvania Young Republicans, ^presenting one-third of the States' ounties, went on record at a con- erence here Saturday against cn- orscmcnt of any candidates in tha rimary elections this year or in the uture. Although the Young Republican rganizalion, because of the matter of rinciple, declared itself against en- orsement of individuals, a canvass f delegate revealed a strong sentient favoring former Governor Giford Pinchot. They declared it their elief that "Gift" is the only Rcpub- can leader in the State who could arry * c party to a victory in No- ember. Over 200 Young Republican lead- rs from 20 of the 22 counties corn- rising the western district of the :tate gathered at the Pcnn Albert otel and discussed plans for further- ng the aims of the Republican party n Pennsylvania. Invitations had been sent to Giford Pinchot and Superior Court Continued on Pago Three. Senator Davis Will Again Be In Senate Race PITTSBURGH, Mar. 7.--U. S Senator James John Davis ol Pitts- jurgh today announced he woul seek re-election to the Senate in the Sepublican primaries of May 17. In his announcement, Senator Davis said that he had been urged by many friends to become a Republican gubernatorial candidate bu' iecided to seek re-election to the Senate. His decision assured at least three-cornered race for the Republican senatorial nomination since State Senator G. Mason Owlett am Judge Cyrus M. Palmer of Schuylkil county already have announced for the Republican primary. Prior to being elected to the Scnat on November 4, 1930, and rc-clcctet November 8, 1932, Senator Davis had served as Secretary of Labor. Westmoreland Miner Has Narrow Escape From Being Crushed to Death MOUNT PLEASANT, Mar. 7.-John Kontir, 48, of Youngwood, cam about as near death as possible fo a person and yet survive. While at work Saturday cuttin coal in the Jamison No. 20 mine nea Pleasant Unity he was struck on th head by n piece of falling slate whio knocked him unconscious. A secon later a huge rock, estimated to wcig several tons, came down. One en struck the mine floor, just missin the unconscious man while the othe end leaned against tlie mine wall. Kontir, suffering only from injuric caused by the smaller piece, lay i the bridge-like opening formed b the leaning rock. Had the rock rollc down, "it would have crushed th miner. Burchinal Opens Pinchof Quarter UNIONTOWN, Mar. 7.--Willia; J. Burchinal, Fayette county man ager of the Giflord Pmchot for Governor campaign, announced opening of. county headquarters in the Blackstone building. SECRETARY'S DAUGHTER TO WED ACCUSED BURGLAR IS OWN ATTORNEY GREENSBURG, Mar. 7.--John Hale of Donegal twonship, accused burglar acted as his own attorney today and cross-examined the man whom he wa. supposed to have accompanied in robbing the summer cottage of Alderman Bert Faust of Grccnsburg last January 16. The other alleged thief, Joseph Warr, sentenced to from two to four years in the icmtentiary by Judge Richard D. Laird several weeks ago, testified today as a Commonwealth witness. J u b i l a n t L o y a l i s t s Plan Naval Offensive After Sinking Cruiser t Totcn C Country · GT7i5rmtaB"plartrdCBtudy~oVSura5uw VHUun. only ehiW of: Secretary of Labor Francei Perkins, who will wed Pavld Hare in New York, March 12. DAVID HARRIS GRANTED SEVERANCE IN CRUELTY CASE; MOT HER EXAMINED Father Who Served 74 Jail Terms Wins Fight on Vaccination By United Press. CARLISLE, Mar. 7.--John Marsh, Blue Ridge mountaineer who swore to "rot m jail" rather than submit his eight-year-old son to vaccination, was free today through failure of school authorities to press the charges on which he served 366 days in prison. The 40-year-old cnnnery worker who served eight months in 1934 and four more this winter because he was opposed to vaccination as required by State school luws was released yesterday at the expiration of his 74th five-day Veim, His refusal to permit vaccination apparently was based on the belief it would be injurious to his children. Yale Professor Named to Succeed Robert H. Jackson Ch'arleroi Fixes Milla:e. Charlcroi council fixed its tax levy for 1938 at 20 mills', the same as in 1937.' Expenditures were estimated at $111,600.35. Council 01- dered arrest of all motorists who fol- |lo,v 're trucks on their way to fires. Wounded by Shotgun. UNIONTOWN, Mar. 7.--Accidental!^ wounded when a companion was exhibiting a double-barreled shotgun, Robert Barr, 20, of Bobtown, Greene county, was waging a valiant but appar.ntly a losing fight against death at Uniontown Hospital today. He was visiting at the home of Jack McCIain at Point Marion when the shoting occurred Sunday morning. The charge entered the young man's · mach and two emergency operations were performed. The two youths are keenly interested In hunting. McCIain got his father's shotgun and was showing it to him when the weapon was discharged. By United Press. WASHINGTON, Mar. 7--Prof. Thurman W. Arnold of Yale University today accepted an appointment as assistant attorney general--the Administration's key trust-busting post --subject to confirmation by the Senate. Arnold, legal liberal and critic of the capitalistic system, informed Attorney General Homer S. Cummings of his willingness to accept the post of assistant attorney general in charge of the anti-trust division. If confirmed, he would succeed Robert H. Jackson, who vacated the position to become solicitor general of the United States Saturday. Cupid Attends G. 0. P. Rally at Greemburg By United Press. GREENSBURG. Mar. 7.--Cupid was busy here at the Western Pennsylvania Young Republicans' conference Saturday nnd T. J. Sullivan and Norma G. Burger, both of Coraopolis, slipped out of the conference long enough to get married by Alderman Walton, a Democrat. The two obtained the mainagc license Pittsburgh last Monday. Farm Oxen Coming Back. HARr.IF-UFG. Mar. 7.--Eastern Pennsylvania agricultural districts are increasingly assuming an "Old World" nspect as farmers return to the use of pulling-power that never saw an assembly line. Oxen, as shown by a recent survey, arc making a strong comeback, displacing horses and tractors on many farms. The "Weather Falls, Injures Leg. Slipping on a piece of coal at Lemont, John Troychcck, 29. of Lc- mont, R. D.. suffered an mjmcd l i g h t leg and « a t.ikon to Umontnwn Hospital. Generally fair tonight and Tuesday, slightly warmer Tuesday, is the noon leather forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Maximum Minimum Mean Record. 1938 19S" 70 62 :io 34 SO « Morgan Refuses Co Quit; Asserts Charges False By FRED BAILEY United Press Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Mar. 7.--Arthur S. Morgan, chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority, rejected the demand of his co-directors for his resignation today and accused them of making "explicitly false reports" .o the President, to Congress and to the public. In again going to the public with his side of the quarrel among TVA directors, Dr. Morgan renewed his demand for a congressional investigation. He charged David E. Lihenthal and Harcourt A. Morgan, his associates "on the board, with~pursuing a policy that Is "a menace to good government," and with "evasion, deceit and misrepresentation." He invited "the most critical kind of an examination" of TVA dam construction--for which he was directly responsible. "On the other hand, in my opinion," he said, "a similar competent and unbiased examination ot the electrical program (administration of which was assigned to Lilienthal) will disclose disorder, waste, con- British Warships Save Lives of 400 of · Crew of 76fj. fusion and lack startling degree." of planning to a Special to Tho Courier. UNIONTOWN. Mar. 7.--A sever ance was granted David Harris Perry township from the case of hi daughter, Martha, unmarried mothe of two children, who must go on tria for alleged "cruelty to an mfan child" on which charge both had bee indicted by the March grand jury when the Fayette county court c bane heard motion of counsel thi morning. The trial of the mother's father, involved m the much publicized "sm baby" case, was postponed for one week with the mother's arraignment to follow that of her father. Counsel for the defense,' petition for the severance of trials, told the court, en First, the defense of David and Martha Harris is diametrically opposed to one another. Second, some of the witnesses for each cannot be called in behalf ot both and will be objectionable to the defense of one defendant as against the other. Third, that an argument advanced in behalf of one defendant will be different and harmful to the other defendant. Fourth, that counsel for the respective parties cannot cail tlici/ client to testify as in the same issue inasmuch ns their interests in the case conllict. Fifth, that the public mind has bo- come so inflamed through the newspapers so as to make a fair trial impossible. In petitioning tho court for a continuance of the trials, defense counsel set forth: First, counsel for Martha Harris had just recently been employed and hat, not had adequate time to prepare a proper defense. Second, Unit newspapers so in- fl.imed public mmd by reports concerning the c.isc a fair and proper trial could not be had at this lime. Thiid, that without notice to defendant's counsel, Martha Harris, was examined at Torrance State Hospital Friday, March 4, and the results and reports of the examination cannot be obtained by counsel in time for the trial. Dr, Theodore Wolak, supeiintend- cnt of Torrance State Hospital, announced that an examination given Martha icvc.ilcd the unwed mother of the "Mn" child h,is a mentality of an eight-year-old youngster. Dr. Wolak .said the examination was made by Dr. Milo Stevens, who was in company with the mother for three hours. The findings of the spccmlist were immediately forwarded to District Attorney James A. Reilly. Kennedy Plans Announcement By Wednesday By ROSS DOWNING United Press Staff Correspondent. HARRISBURG, Mar. 7.--Lieutenant Governor Thomas Kennedy said he would confer today with CIO lenders in Washington preparatory to his announcement "not later than Wednesday" that he would be a candidate for the Democratic guberna- tor£al nomination. Kennedy, who is secretary treasurer of the United Mine Workers of America, has been proposed for the governorship by John L. Lewis, CIO chieftain. When the Democratic organization ignored Kennedy, Lewis claimed he could be nominated by the labor vote, which he estimated at 800,000. PREDICTS WAGES, HOURS BILL WILL PASS' IN HOUSE By REED S. DUNHAM United Press Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Mar. 7.--Chairman John O'Connor, Democrat, N. Y., of the House Rules Committee predicted today that a wages and hour bill will be passed by the House this session. O'Connor's statement indicated that j the service, his committee might be willing to send to the floor some form of "compromise proposal suggested by Choir- Joseph Marinaro , Goes on Trial as Monosky Murderer UNIONTOWN, Mar. 7.--First or three murder cases scheduled for the March criminal court term begun this morning before Judge H. S. Dumbauld when selection of a jury began in the case of Joseph Marinaro, Connelsville beer garden proprietor, for the killing of John Monosky. Assistant District Atotrney A. A. Brown and Special Prosecutor Wade K. Newell represent the Commonwealth with Attorney John Duggan as defense counsel. The shooting occurred September 5, Libt, when Marinaro is alleged to have fired a bullet thiit took the life of Mono'sky, who with others, had been patroni7ing the beer parlor. The shooting occurred after another rmin had reportedly .sent a brick crashing through a window In the rear of the place. Monosky, struck by a blast from Marinaro's revolver, was an innocent bystander, it is charged. Marinaro had been released on $10,000 bond prior to the December court following a hearing at which time it was declared the crime was not of the first degree. FIRST REAL SEA FIGHT OF .WAR By IRVING B. PFLAUM United Press Staff Correspondent. BARCELONA, Mar. 7.--Jubilant loyalist authorities planned a general naval offensive, it was reported today, as they celebrated their little fleet's torpcdoinjg of one of the two crack cruisers in the nationalist navy. Not only did they destroy the cruiser--the Baleares or her sister ship Canarias, each of 10,000 tons-but their airplanes · bombed other ships-in-the nationalist fleet. " "Today ' the torpedoed cruiser, (lames still smouldering in -her blackened hull, was foundering · off Cartagena while two British warships made for a nationalist port with approximately 400 survivors of an estimated crew of -765. The British warships - braved a loyalist airplane attack on the na- ionalist fleet to rescue the survivors. The British ships were .the. flotilla eader Kempenfclt and the destroyer Soreas. Able Seaman. George G. Long of the Boreas was fatally wounded by bomb fragments. .Because of their success in what they called the first real naval battle of the civil war, loyalist authorities were overjoyed and Defense Minister IndalecJo Pricto intimated .to tho United Press that he planned offensive warfare off the east coast to break the nationalist blockade which has cut of! important supplies ol war materials from loyalist ports. Prieto, at a press conference last night, showed aerial photographs of the nationalist cruiser as it burned oft Cartagena. It was attacked Sunday morning by three~loyaiist~de^= stroyers, all of which fired torpedoes into it. At 7 A. M. loyalist airplanes, flying over the stricken cruiser photographed it as it burned. It was still' burning at 12:40 P. M: when government bombing planes again flew over it, and dropped several 550-pound bombs on it and another cruiser which was standing by. The photographs showed the fuel tanks of the cruiser blazing, as three destroyers stood by. They showed loyalist bombs dropping in the area and two nationalist "cruisers fleeing at forced speed, bombs falling all about them. Analyzing the fight from photographs, Colonel Ignacio Hidalgo de Cisneros, chief of air forces, and Vice Admiral Miguel Buiza, chief of naval forces, asserted that two destroyers nearest the stricken cruiser were Italians. Others they suggested were British "piracy patrol" ships, presumably including the two which took off survivors. Two loyalist cruisers and four destroyers mode a sortie from Cartagena, the loyalist cost coast navy base, early yesterday. They at once Peace At New Salem Church; Each Faction Takes Up Collection UNIONTOWN, Mar. 7--Peace reigned at St. Mary's Greek Catholic Church at New Salem Sunday as the the worship Rev. Father two factions attended services in charge of Anthony Knapik, central figure of a bitter fight. Two collections were taken up. As the mass started, the priest asked for peace inasmuch as the litigation is now before the Fayette county courts. The new arrangement worked perfectly as each group took up its separate collection and listened to man Mary Norton, Democrat, N. J., Dickinson Professor Dies. CARLISLE, Pa., Mar. 7.--Funeral services will be held Wednesday for Bradford O. Mclntiit, professor of of the House Labor Committee. House leaders heretofore have con- English at Dickinson College fov 39 sidercd the rules body the insur- years. Professor Mclntire died yes mountable banici against passjsc of tciday after a shoit illne.-i He would ' a slicing laboi .st.ind.irds bill. , have b-on 81 April 21. sighted t h e Balcarc's and nationalist cruisers Canarias, with, the cruiser Almirante Cervcra, 7,350 tons. The nationalist cruisers nude off, it was asserted, as the loyalist des-troycr Sanchez Barcaiztegut fired two torpedoes at them without effect. The loyalist fleet changed course quickly in order to protect two of their destroyers, operating nearby, from a trap. Three rebel ships were sighted at 2:15 A. M., and a big gun duel was started at 5,000 yards. The loyalist .destroyers were ordered to try their torpedoes as the fleets closed in. . * The Sanchez Barcaiztegui fired four torpedoes. The destroyer Almi- rane Antechuera fired five, the Lepanto three. At once there was a shattering explosion aboard the second cruiser in the nationalist line. It was because of this that there was considerable confusion in identifying the nationalist ship. The cruiser Baleares, as flagship, normally is the first in the nationalist fighting line, with the Carnarias second, and the loyalist authorities thought it was Canarias which was destroyed. However, the British rescue warship reported that the men they saved were from the Baleares. The flnsh of the explosion lighted in silhouette the rebel cruiser Almirante. third in line. The nationalist ships ceased fire. Then the loyalists were silenced for fear they might, in the confusion, fire on their own ships. The loyalist ships returned to Cartagena, 70 miles west. Six times in all between morning and late afternoon the rebel ships were bombed. In the four last bombings, aviators said fog prevented them from observing damage. Loyalist authorities sent joyous congratulations to their fleet, under tho command of Admiral Luis G. de Ubrota. The victory was of considerable material value to the loyalists as well ab of gieat moral value. The Balcjres and Cunarias, each with eight eight-inch guns, are the two chi^f ships of the icbcl navy.

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