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PAGE FOUR. 'THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELXSVUJLIS, PA. MONDAY, MARCH 7, 193 S. fllmtrta THE COURIER COMPAUY . James J. Driscoll H. A, Donegan Walter S. Stimmel James M. Driscoll J. Wylle Driscoll Publisher -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; $5 per year, or $2.50 for six months by mail if paid in advance. ' ' I Entered as second class matter at the Postofllcc, ConncUsvillc.'Pa. I 1'RAYER PROGRAM People as a rule find it hard to you wish daily to pray, ray. This is only natural. Prayer Avoid set forms of speech. s discipline, and no one finds dis- Concentrate on what you arc do- Ipline easy. ing. It is very easy for the mind to Here arc a few rules for player wander in prayer. MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 7, 193S. " .". " " REAPPORXIOSMENT ACT ES'VAIID Hasty and careless work, in mapping the State for reapportionment into election districts has resulted in the act passed by the. last Legislature being set aside by the Dauphin county court. "The act disfranchised voters in so many districts that the.ones who attacked it in court did not succeed in -locating them all. They .missed Fayette county. Brownsville, it-will be recalled, found itse'lf-cut" off from voting by being omitted from the district of which it presumably, was intended to' be a part. Judge W. C. Sheery* of Adams county, who handed down the decision at Harrisburg invalidating the apportionment act, found it disfranchised voters in 10 communities. Reapportionment was rightly held to be a necessity. Fayette county, for'instance, is in need of district boundary revision. As arranged it would have been agreeable to the voters, had not an oversight omitted Brownsville. / ·· · The court was without power to uphold any part of the reapportionment under the circumstances. Aside from omissions the reapportionment violated the Constitution by ignoring the provision that legislative areas must-be "compact and contiguous.'-' The Legislature evidently needs better legal advice when it sets out on such a-task. "-. ~. - TAX BILL OF LITTLE COXCEIHC Leaders.of the House of Representatives are relying on the lack_pf-interest on thojart of members in jamming the tax bill-through without major amendment, we are told iiva press Dispatch.- TKey find comfort in the absence from tbieir seals of,twoithirds^of the members when debate was begun.~0nly"127 of 435 members were on hand when Chairman Fred M. Vinson of the "Ways and Jleans sub-committee outlined the provisions of the bill. £ While the people back home are waiting for some action that might .relieve business of its taxation burden and aid in getting us out of the slough in which we are wallowing the majority of the men who represent us in Congress arc doing something else than attending .to the vitally important business for which we pay them ?10,000 a year, plus goodly sums for traveling expenses and clerk hire. - Surely their lack of interest cannot be considered otherwise than a severe -indictment of the representatives who absented themselves. - · , AUTO BUSINESS CITY ASSET Perhaps nobody but the men in the. business had any conception of the amount of'money involved In, the sale of-automobiles in Connellsville in a year. A tabulation reveals to the total for 1937 to have been nearly two millions--$1,888,050, in exact figures. This was made known in connection with the opening of our part in National Used Car Exchange Week, which got under way in the downtown streets" Saturday. "Unfortunately the current year will fall below that unless something is done promptly to get business and industry going toward normal. Payrolls of the persons employed by the dealers cut a considerable figure in the total of wages paid out in the city.'. The 171 employes listed received $198,845. Anything that will-increase-the sales of cars, used and new, will not only add to the income of the dealers but benefit their em- ployes. .--- -; Sale of the 450 used cars on hand will.open the way for pushing new ones. BETTER CARE FOR INDIGEXTS The Welfare Department has Issued an order that will be welcomed by the indigents in the State if it ia enforced. Rigid standards are to be followed. The order is directed to the county commissioners and affects 80 county homes, housing 13,500 adults and 500'children. ' I t is the.result of conferences between the department and representatives of the State Association of County Commissioners. Each county home m u s t ' be 'so planned, organized, equipped, manne.d and administered as to .furnish adequate, care for the:persons admitted:: 'All must comply with state i regulations governing "sanitation, fire pfote"cUbn,£"safety devices, building.regulations and maintenance.'There'Jnust be in each an adequate nursing-staff, headed by_a registered nurse. First,:second, third andifourth class' coVnties"must provide complete hospital facilities. ;_£:.'·" " " Of great .importance is the treatment "accorded, the inmates. The'majority-of "them"-would not be-there'niad'fate not dealt unkindly with them. It is the duty/of management and attendants to see their lives are made happier: ALL 1'RECEfCTS TO. HAVE VOTja'G-MACHKVES By the time of^Ehe fall election"of-lD39 ; Faycttc county will have voting machines installed in every precinct if the pla.ns^if, the county commissidhers are carried through. Bids will be received March. 15 for 100 machines, 30 of which-are to be delivered before the primary .election May 17 and 25 before'the'November election. The remainder are to'be installed in 1939. ' With machine voting in all precincts we will be in the way to the elimination of crooked counts and other evils that go with the old system. The trick, of wearing down watchers by delays into the morning hours the day after and then putting over frauds will be a thing of the past. It may be new tricks will be. invented but they are not appar- e n t now. "' . . . · ,, · . ' . Another advantage will be complete returns within a short time after the polls' are .closed--something candidates, the public at large and.even politicians will'appreciate. . .FORD STILL OPTIMISTIC - Henry Ford again! The motor-manufacturer .comes, along with the super-optimistic assertion thatr"the.great- : est era this world has ever known is approaching." This in defiance of the "financiers." Ford declares^the "financial'interests who sought to control prices, production and pay" are the ones responsible for the depression we are in. .'"Financier's,"-says he, "are trying to "break the country down so as to control all industry. If this small group is successful prices will then go up and wuges'will come .down."- He finds comfort in this: "That finance is waking up. . . and .moving in .the right direction by-recognizing grain, such "as'wheat and corn, as the basis of wealth." · ·· - : ~- ..;·.. Ford has one-view; another of the giants-"of industry has a different one, but all blame the Administration tor our predicament, even, the men of great weaUIP'who are counted on the President's list of close friends.- STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl Jj. Douglass, D. D. iat many have found helpful: Make sure before you ask anything Have a definite time set aside for of God that you arc willing to sur- rayer and allow no other engage- render all thing:: into His hands, lent to interfere. This cjeclaration should follow all iray for yourself. more than you our asking, "Nevertheless, not my _,, ... ,, will but Thine be done." Keep a list of the things for which Above all, remind yourself that ·ou wish to make continual inter- God is eager and willing to give His cssion, and the people about whom good gifts to them that ask Him. All rishu reserved--Bab ton Neuspapcr Syndicate. What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART WASHINGTON, D. C., Supporters if the Shcppard-Hill-Mny war bill, now the subject of hot contention in Congress, arc not necessarily (not all of them) militarists. The proposed measure is the one designed to give dictatorial power to he President in the event of a conflict incolving the United States, including military conscription between he age;, ot 21 and 31, strict rcgula- .ion of labor, and a taxation system shaped to limit profits to a very moderate maximum. Militarists (no one admits that he is a militarist, but undoubtedly there arc some) favor the plan because :hey believe it-would Increase Uncle Sam's war-time cfllciency. However, Jiere unquestionably are others who honestly arc of the opinion that the threat of such n regime would rq alarm the country as to make the wor idea unpopular In America. To judge from the flood of correspondence received, relative to the scheme, by senators and representative;,: Big business is against the bill. It may not be bellicose, but, if we do have trouble, it does not want to have its profits restricted. Farmers, too, evidently arc against the law. Agriculture thrives in wartime. Not that it desires war. Still, If it must be, the soil's tilicrs feel that they should be allowed to make as much money as possible out of it; not have crop prices curtailed. Labor oppobes the bill. Naturally it does not favor the notion of having its wages kept down at the very time when normally they should be skyrocketing. Jt sees in the bill fasclstlc.rulo by a military group. Pence' societies, as might be expected, are adverse. Civil liberties organizations likewise arc adverse. They object to a dictatorship on general principles. Furthermore they fear that n temporary dictatorship would be likely to become permanent. . Old King Coal The following on "The Commission*! Task" \vas submitted by Wllllnm Martin ot Hardy Hill. Dunbnr. *. Today in Washington By DAVID LAWRENCE THE GROCER'S HOY The Eroccr's boy comes in the door And docs his best to be polite. He nays: "Well, here I am o-.cu morel I hope you'll ilnd the orde.' rJulit." Sometimes to tfllk with htm I hUy And ask about the erocury trade; And how much now do people pay 3Tor eggs and bread and marmalade? "That talk of his." remarks the cook. "lK just to put you at your case. His nose is always in a book. What does he know of groceries?" They laugh behind my back, as though Their knowledge was dented to me, But then, of courc. they do not know A Eroccr'a boy I UbCd to be. Nevertheless, strange to cay, the volume ot congressional Jettcrs and telegrams (there's a Hood oi them) on the Shcppard-Hill-May bill's side, appreciably is greater than on the opposite side. Messages from the bill "pros" arc mainly from American Legion posts. Why? Well, as I see It, our Legionnaires made Jess than nothing out of the last war. They were conscripted and stay-at-homes raked in the "gravy." They propose to see th?t, the next time, home-staying business, labor and agriculture shall be as much restricted as they were. In the Day's News Brief Comment «.n Current Events Here and There. Be as careful as they can, not only for the welfare of themselves but the men under them, mine officials occasion: '\y meet death in the line of duty. Such wns the fate of David H. McDowell, foreman at Isabella. He was caught under a loot fall and his life crushed out. Three men with him leaped to safely, lie could not. The tradcpy leaves his wife and three children- to shift for themselves. Their home-is at Brownsville. The name of the late Judge Nathaniel JSwing is to be perpetuated further in the courts of Fayctte county by the addition ol his speech before the Pennsylvania Bar Association back in 1904 to the law library. It is the gift of Judge Harry A. Cottom. "Professional Ethics" was the jurist's theme He was the only Fayette county judge ever to be honored, by the presidency of the state organization. In case you have wondered how the automobile dealers participating In the used ' r sale were given their places in the downtown streets for the week's exposition, it was by drawing lots. So if you do not find tile one you want in the immediate downtown, he'll be somewhere in Crawford avenue or Pittsburgh street. They couldn't be bunched together, because of the way our streets were laid out long before any one thought of- a hck-.lcss carriage. Seventy-live women of the hundreds in the participating churches attended the union service in observance of the World Day of Prayer last week. · With- a dozen or more .churches enlisted in .the movement that was a .very small number. Just another emphasis on the liend of the Arise from thy lowly bed, Black Dragon, and take they place in the sun. The powers that be have sat in judgment to determine thy status in the realm of material products and have made their decree that thou shall not die. With line and plummet they have sounded the depths and scope of thy far-flung deposits in an effort to reconcile thy great strength with the various devices of the business world which cat the crt--.ibs which fall from thy table and grow fat in thy shadow. They sit, as it were, about a great cake, ready to be cut. Thou are become booty unto.them. ' I fear thou art too much for them, Black Dragon. The great carriers tnat roll across the continent and the great ships that put out to sen go at thy beck and call. All lesser products await thy move. The apportioning of thy vast fabric for the benefit of mankind admits of innumerable and varied gradations, named after members .of the vegetable kingdom, such as egg, nut, etc. But thou rcmaincst coal, Black Dragon, but comely and in various stages showing all the colors of the rainbow. So thou occupyist thy place as the moving spirit of the age. Black Dragon, and thy Creator hath let thee so until thou fulullcst thy destiny. Coal, thou wast, and art, and shalt be, a fitting name for thy lowly station. Many who have been served by thce fall to give thcc sufficient praise. They take it for granted that they also serve who only lie and wait. They know not the important parl thou playcst in the grand scheme of things, nor can they estimate the possibilities for service that He be- nation is not without the range o) thy possibilities. Thou has appeared in liquid, solid and gaseous state. Should thou adopt the serpent's form thou couldst wrap thyself many times around the earth anc couldst well crush it in thy strong embrace. The poor of this world who have felt the warm glow of thy personality in their bleak hovels shall give thec praise. What an oversight that no famed artist or sculptor has seen fit to portray thce as Atlas upholding the world. They would not have been far wrong, for in some sections of the earth thou dost uphold the everlasting mountains · and the perpetual . hills, Black Dragon. If the green hills of America were transparent what an astounding sight we would behold down where the carcass of the coal lies asleep, a half million of the' sons of Issachar with pickaxes picking at thy scales to release a portion of thy spirit to move out on the breadth of the earth anc bid Innumerable wheels within wheels and devices of mankind to roll on and on. Without doubt thou wilt have thy part in the' fires o the Last Day, Black Dragon, when the earth, being on fire, shall melt with fervent heat. For the service of, mankind wast *.hou created, and who can estimate the joy and comfort thou has brought to the lowly workers in the form of wages and a full dinner pall and a lively hope of brighter days? Only the record above wil show. So, Black Dragon, thou art a bond to establish .unity and bring reconstruction between high and low, rich and poor and all business interests Then come forth from thy lowly bed mightiest factor in the realm of material products, and take thy rlghtfu place Jn the grand scheme of things Accerjt thy crown and reign unti we're done adcaling In coal. he went on to say that "a great deal f special privilege" still existed, vith his intention being to continue quoted the 'iftecnth Psalm, descriptive of those vho would be deemed worthy of dwelling in the Lord's Tabernacle. law clauses that commanded the on the socialistic. But, above all, he But he did not attempt to interpret merit system to be applied. He in- j s an idealist, almost a .purist in his he qualifications as set forth in the sisted on high standards in selecting belief that democratic government isalm, .in-their'relations to bus-iness. personnel. the people's government--can be and And^therein would seem to be prc- | But Mr. Norris, like many reform- should be honest and decent. cived.an inkling of the great gulf dividing the President from the calitics of business. His intimation is that modern business falls far short of meriting a lacc in the Tabernacle. _Yct he manifests indifference re- ipecting the realities of business, and ndicates a readiness to sit in judgment all by himself. The final judgment, of course, must be made by One who knoweth all things--the realities as they pcr- aln to both sides of a situation; not by one who has had no experience with the realities of cither side. age. Time was country church many. when could one small draw that Charleroi lost a highly esteemed citizen, and the Charleroi-Monessen Hospital an efficient executive in the death of Miss Loretta M. Sheridan, for 12 years superintendent of the hospital. Miss Sheridan was a former Scottdale girl, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Sheridan. It was her misfortune to fall victim to complications following an operation--something against which hospital heads are constantly alert. on the 'As Others Think THE ANNIVERSARY MESSAGE . (Latrobe Bulltin.) The papers call it "an extemporaneous anniversary message"--the talk which the President had with the newspaper correspondents, upon the occasion of the fifth annivcrsar; of his arrival at the White House. The correspondents appepr to be a bit confused as to the exact purpor of the talk--whether it meant con. tinuancc of the Prcsidcntal antagon ism toward business, or whether i allowed at least a hint of more con siderate treatment of business during the jcars ahead. One writer declares that there wat "little hint of reassurance for those who had called for,abandonment o reforms and attacks upon busincs until tho recovery march could be resumed." Yet one finds the same write making Ubc of the expression "on tin other hand," as thougV* to imply tha there were moments during the talk when the President seemed to in dicate that he might let up just a Vttlc bit. In the fact, however, that' thi President stressed his continued ad herence to the very things whicl business deems to be such scrlou impediments in the path of recovery there is found the most disappointing phase of his talk. Thus he defended the tax legislation which business has criticized so severely, his contention being tha the undistributed profits tax was a part of the Administration's program to end "special privilege"; anc lis attack upon it. And finally, he WASHINGTON, Mar. 7.--This is a Morgan has been crying alone in ' tale of tragedy. It is the story of the wilderness for Congress to take 1 thi death of an ideal. It covers not a good look lit tho TVA. His cxnct I the loss of money or material things, words In his open appeal this week | but the evaporation of a lofty pur- to Congress lor an inquiry arc worth pose--the theory that government, in quoting: some things at least, could "be non- "To a stdadily increasing degree, political, and non-bureaucratic, im- I have contended with an attitude ot personal and high-minded, and not conspiracy, secrctivcness and bu- sclfflsh or scheming. reaucratic manipulation which has The revelation comes not from the made the proper and effective con- mouths of the political demagogues duct of TVA business inrrcasingly nor from the confessions of the par- difficult. tisans. It comes from a man, Dr. "During this period, the public has Arthur E. Morgan, chairman of the been steadily, and I believe punpose- Tennessec Valley Authority, who ly, led to believe that the difficulties thoup'.t that government could be within the TVA have been duo pri- · decent and honest because he himself iiiarily to difference;, as to power po- was decent and honest, who thought licy, or to just another 'family quar- government could be unselfish and rcl.' conscientious because he himself wa- "The real difficulty has been the selfish and conscientious. effort to secure honesty, openness, The tragedy is no less easy to bear decency and fairness in government." because Senator George W. Norris, Now, who is Dr. Morgan? He is radical of radicals, liberal of liberals, no tool of the "power interests." He was the father of the TVA and has believed and now believes in the fought with might and main to keep basic purpose of the TVA. He has the new agency free from the spoils for years been president of Antloch system and the sordid machinations College of Ohio. He has what might of the politicians. He wrote into the be called liberal views that border By spraying ships' hulls with powdered glass, the marine industry plans to save millions of dollars in dry dockage fees. Barnacles and other marine parasites do not adhere to a glass surface. crs, forgot that human nature is not When Dr. Morgan, a member of abolished when the law says its the directorate of three which man- greedy hand must be kept from pub- ages the TVA, calls on Congress to he authority. · He forgot, too, that investigate, his charges cannot be there were other ways for people to swept aside as those of an "economic become partisan besides affiliating royalist," or a "money-changer' 1 or with eitl.cr of the major political even one of the GO families, for Dr. parities or classifying themselves as Morgan neither by inheritance nor progressive or conservative. by occupation can be classed as a Dr. Morgan now calls for a con- rich man. He is not even a man of gressional investigation of the whole modest means. TVA. He hints at scandal and lack The Administration has known for of integrity. His statement comes some time that Dr. Morgan was a just after a' special commission had thorn in its side, but has preferred to refused to entertain the claims of a temporize with the situation, hoping United States Senator for hundreds that the good doctor would get tired of thousands of dollars of compensa- and quit. Today, the intrigue spon- tion for marble resources in around TVA. and sored by the Administration and its henchmen in Congress is to switch That there has been division in the the Inquiry to the presidential^ con- board of directors ot the TVA for trolled Federal Trade Commission, several months Is well known to the where the whole thing can be hushed public, just as is the fact that Dr. Continued on Fage'Five. david aviason s = "meet me at davidson's" we are proud to offer this most alluring collection of .00 |95 O.95 £*3* Q.95 w only the designing skill of America's foremost dressmakers could have conceived the charm and beauty of these lovely cotton frocks. choose from such well known makes as nelly don, peggy jean, marie dressier, nalibee, land o' cotton, ann sutton and meadow lane. the fast color, pre-shrunk fabrics include pique, linen, broadcloth, ginghams, percales and crashes. trimmed with the finest buttons, belts, pom poms and zippers, in an array of fresh spring colors and patterns.

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