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PAOR FOUR. i'HE DATT..Y COURIER. CONNELLSVILLE, PA. MONDAY, MARCH 20, 1939. itriig fiumrar THE COURIER COMPANY _ Publishers James J. Driscoll _ President and General Manager R. A. Doriegan _ ,, Secretary and Treasurer Walter S. Stimmel _ _ . l . - . Editor James M. Driscoll -. / Associate Editor 1. Wylie Driscoll Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF Audit Bureau of Circulations Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association Bureau of Advertising, A. N, P. A. I 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 Â·nonlhs by mail if paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Postofllce, Connellsville, Pa. MONDAY EVENING, MAUCJI 20, 1939 Acting First, Thinking Afterward. The President's "Stop Hitler" drive by tome means "short of war" may be the stop that will lead into war. The President was to meet his congressional lieutenants today to "sound out" reaction to the Administration's anti-Nazi measures, including the 25 per cent added duty on German goods shipped into this country and his demand for changes in the neutrality law to "strengthen his hand" in dealing with the dictators. Like in many of his actions since becoming President, -Mr. Boosevelt has. the cart before the horse. A business executive "about to make some important and radical move first consults with his associates and then acts, -with their backing. IÂ£ the United States takes the lead in the drive against Jlitlcr; if Britain and France and Russia follow; if war comes, then what? Being a good sport, the United States cannot-drop out then. The result, -we wilj he-involved in a war the people do not want. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette suggests a better way. It says: - ~ - ' "To help the democracies at the world without joining them In war is the wish of every true American and, of course, must be the wish of President Roosevelt:"Well, there never was a greater opportunity for a man to do just this, than the opportunity which now lies in the hands of our President. "What is most necessary at this time to combat the arguments and actions of the dictators, is to help the democracies to attain a stronger economic position. This is something our country can do. "Every statesman in England and France agrees that if business in the "United States will improve and nourish, this will have a great effect on their business and on. the business of. the smaller democracies. "No one need question Mr. Roosevelt's desire to see this occur, but some do question his willingness to accept the advice of those most experienced in business and economics. "Some feel that the reason the President lias not listened to this advice to give actual cooperation, to Industry, is because It might mean that he would, have to reverse himself on some of his statements and actions of the past. Surely, this would he no disgrace, and surely no one will find fault with such reversal, if by such actions he first helps business in our country to revive, helps millions of men and women to get jobs in private industry and indirectly helps to stimulate business conditions in the free countries of the world. This would help destroy the lawless dictators more certainly than powder and cannons. ' "Surely Mr. Roosevelt will not allow this great opportunity for world help to be passed by, because of a possibfe stubborn desire not 'to give in.' " WORLD 3IOKALITY IN- COLLAPSE Amidst the turmoil that has marked the course of events the past year there stands out the fact that all peoples--by which is meant the common people--want peace. That is the consensus of opinion the world over as voiced by Dr. Nicholas Jiiurray Butler in his annual report as director of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Yet they are ail fearful foolish leaders will precipitate carnage such as the world has never known. Addressing the trustees of the foundation Dr. Butler uses these words in the preamble: "At no time in the history of manlnJia has "peace'ueen so universally extolled as at the present moment. All peoples are for peace. Every governnlen't,~whether-demo- cratic, despotic or otherwise, proclaims" its devotion to peace and its insistence upon peace. Nevertheless every people fears -war and every government, whether demo- Â· cratic, despotic or otherwise, is preparing for war at a rate and cost which are appalling. What is the explanation? It can only be found, in, the complete breakdown of morality iu all that affects the policies and plans of governments and in the lack of intelligence and of courage on the part of democratic peoples themselves to insist that their governments act in. constructive-fashion to remove the causes of war. -There is no^need of elaborate argument On these points. The facts-are spread before, the whole world." Â·" As a result of these truly tragic conditions, as Dr. Butler sees it, the nations, whether advanced or backward, are in a state "of economic war which is impoverishing their people and -wasting in colossal fashion their savings through generations" that" are past. If these conditions are allowed to continue indefinitely there can be but one end-world bankruptcy. GAME PROTECTORS MAKE GOOD If is not possible that Pennsylvania game protectors arrested all violators during the final quarter of 1938, Â·which, covers the bulk of the open season, but the fact that they apprehended 2,790 persons and secured conviction of 2,725, or nearly 98 per cent, should he evidence enough to law breakers they are on the job and that as a rule "they get their man." So complete was the evidence that 60 per cent of the persons arrested voluntarily signed acknowledgment rot their guilt and paid their fines, in preference to piling up costs by trials. The results are held by Vi*. 0. Shaffer, chief of the division of law enforcement, as highly gratifying, with which statement most sportsmen will agree. XE1VS PHOTOGRAPHER 3IARTYR From Biicharest, Rumania, comes the simple announcement that a news photographer--a 19-year-old American cameraman named Peter Lissiuk--had beea killed trying to get pictures of fighting in Carpatho-Ukraine, one of the numerous skirmishes during the breakup of Czechoslovakia. Czech gendarmes were battling Ukrainians. Â» The boy photographer had visions of some real color when a bullet ended his career. Thus do newspaper men, aon-corabatants, expose themselves to peril of life and limb in the line of duty. Many of the pictures you see in newspapers and magazines are made at great risk. It's all in the day's work for the photographer. HEAVY, HEAVY- STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. Some one has said that one lie must be thatched with anothc: or else it will soon ram through. And a literary man of a century or two ago said, "He who tells a lie is not sensible how great a task he undertakes, for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain one" And this gives force to the sly statement of the Frenchman, Corneille, who said, "One need to have a good memory when he has told a lie." It is easy enough to tc'.l a lie, but mighty hard to tell only one. Every tnre a person lies, he throws a set of circumstances in- THE FATE OF LIARS to disequilibrium, and eveiy sort of subteifuge must be resorted tn if he would Keep the unstable mess from -falling into rums about him. The nemesis of a liar is twofold. First he .mist keep himself in a constant state of fear and turmoil by butteressing each now lie with an alibi, and then he must submit to that deterioration of mind which leads him at last to believe the things he tells. The hell to which a man's lies finally leads him is that he gets to the place where he believes what he says and is plagued with the shameful consciousness that he is the only person in the world who does. All rights reserved--Babson Newspaper Syndicate. What's What At a Glance Sidelight* As Others Think CLARIFY THE ATMOSPHERE (Johnstown Democrat) Senator John J. Haluska wants to investigate certain doings here n Cambria county. Why not? True, WPA executives will probably be with their legal rights it they refuse to testify coicernhig WPA procedure. But, even so, there may be plenty of people willing to talk. Who knows.' And, we repeat, why not? The best way to dispose of the rumors that ate NEWS I! THEN Â·EfflND WASHINGTON, Mar. 20.--Not all Nazi humor was confined to the winning $-10 joke in the Goebbels prize floating around is to investigate them.! Contest. (You will remember the one 1 about the young girl declining to perfoim in scanty costume, and the man asks, "Why, because it is too much?", and she replies: "No, because it is too little."} The Nazis, like the Communists, apparently 'are much, .funnier when they arc serious, and not pressing for prizes. Tops in all recent German stories received in official quarters here is the rewritten version of the Biblical story of David and Goliath as published in a Nazi pamphlet. It makes an Aryan dwarf out of Goliath as follows: "This cowardly and treacherous conquest of the 'giant' Goliath by the little Jewish lad is merely a Jewish What sort of rumois are afloat? This sort: It is alleged a WPA foreman built himself a house out oÂ£ stone cut by WPA workers and that the chieÂ£ WPA pippsqueaks knew about it and did nothing. It is alleged that aside from running the WPA Mr. Hogan is in the gasoline business and has made sales to tbe State. It is also alleged that upor one occasion a drum of gasoline Hogan sold to the Commonwealth froze solid. Senator Haluska, will doubtless look into these matters if his resoultion providing for an investigation of lelief activities, which has already passed the Senate, is also approved by the House. As has been pointed out, the WPA itself may be immune from all probing under State auspices, but no one can pi event those who have stories to tell from tell'ng them--if an investigating committee actually visits th:s courty. Senator Haluska's proposed investigation, if it gets underway, should serve either to give the relief organizations a certificate of character or substantiate some of the tall tales that are being told about extortion, padded payrolls, the use of power for the purpose of serving personal' grudges, trucks that never did any trucking, incompetent supervisors who have displaced more competent men, costs that should cause a blush upon the cheek of any self- had only $28,000,000 in gold left whei he stuck up the Czechs, but the flgur is not worth mentioning. He hai been giving out the same figure foi more than a year now, and did no' take the trouble to change it, whcr he took the Austrian gold. The Czech loot is only a stop-gap like the Austrian, even though it i: three times as much as the Reichs- bank claim. Note--If the value of the mark were fixed today on the basis of the Heichsbank's officially announced gold reserve, it would be worth one per cent of its official price. expression of contempt because Goliath was defeated by a Jew. Gohath wasn't a giant at all; he was a tall blond Philistine of Aryan blood, who _ was deceived by the cunning of the youth, David,'and is supposed to have been killed with a slingshot from ambush." rv'ote -- The pamphlet is entitled "Defilement of Bace" as published by "Deutsche Revolution" in Dusseldorf, but expert officials here believe it to be the work originally of the Ludendorff publishing company now run by the World War general's widow, who is interested in a new pagan religious movement. It is not a publication of the Nazi party but respecting engineer--and all that soi of thing. And so, if Senator Haluska desires t j investigate, by all means let him do so. The WPA in this district has j |, as already demonstrated its inability to cleanse itself. Clean it up and the pippsqueaks in the old postoffice building immediately make it their business to foul their own nest. An investigation might serve to clear the Â·ir by removing at least a part of the smell. Moreover, since they were comrades in other days, the chief presumably a religious affiliate, if that makes much difference. Economy trend is even absorbing the Communists. The Dies committee picked up from a Pittsburgh police raid a manuscript issued by the New York state central committee of the Communist party, carrying instructions on how to hold social aftairs on the left. Among other things, it advises: "Beer parties . . . pour your beer in the middle of the glass, not down Pouring in By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. Senator Lyr.n J. Frazier of North Dakota and Representative U. S. Guyer of Kansas nave a bill apiece in the year the improvement of the Congress seeking to re-prohibitionizc ; stream was completed, has been the the Dbtr.ct of Columbia. This is the | deal th of nine-mchers. Efforts to asked him to do so. Wno knows what might happen? However, if the chief pippsqueaJc would "break" and proceed to "tell all," what a record As most trout fishermen know, or there would be to peruse! as they find out after arriving on the stream, a nine-inch minimum size limit is imposed by the Board of Fish Commissioners for Dunbar cieek. The trouble since this limit was fixed, _ the inside . Pourln m ^ mlddle pipsqueak might consent to tell his' g i v e s more Â£oam and Iess liq , Jld and itory if his "friend" the Senator stre tches the barrel secure large fish have met with little success. same old camel, trying again to get his snoot under tho tent flap. The camel won't succeed this time, but he's a persistent animal. The D. C. is a small area, nevertheless it's the mam entrance to the national big top. With the critter's nose once in- trenched in Washington, the whole critter is in a fair way to shoulder received the following from "ihe'com- himself, hump and all, into the whole i missioner: "I can quite appreciate how you Somo time ago Ross J. Medcajf, president of the Conncllsviile Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, wrote Commissioner C. A. French at length, laying the situation before him. He country. It happened thus in war days. There were plenty of dry states even then--more than at present. However, the dry idea was only local--statewide, or less so--until the District was offered as a good or awful example (depending on how one looks at the matter) of Federal proportions. No individual wet state previously had considered itself bound previously to pay any attention to the dry rule in Kansas, for instance. The, Sunflower commonwealth, in fact, was regarded as a freak area, not to be taken too seriously. But the District of Columbia, traditionally, has been looked at as the entire republic's proving ground for all sorts of experiments in legislation, regulation and taxation. Th 1 ;, reputation has made it a wierd place to live in. Nevertheless, with no voice of their own in then- domestic a(Ia:rs, Washmgtonians have had to submit to it. They do yet. Washingtonian Prohibition. Washingtonian prohibition liaving been decreed, prohibition sis immediately asserted that it was working perfectly. It wasn't true; I know, having lived under it But I've no doubt that prohibitionists believed it, not wanting a drink anyway. Yet the American majority, being then -prohibitionislic, chose to gulp the whole stOi w down bodily--and we got wholesale prohibition mainly on the strength of Wasnington's trial of it. As we know, a literal saturnalia of racketeering followed. Joseph B. Keenan, under President Roosevelt, was appointed assistant attorney general, in the Justice Department, especially to fight the racketeers. Assuredly he did fight them, and probably undei stands them better than any prosecucutor living. I asked him then (he's recently retired) what caused it all?--prohibition?--the depiession?--or what? feel in reference to securing some larger fish and while I do not know whether this is possible I am writing Mr. Buller, our chief fish culturist at Beliefontc, and just as soon as t hear fiom him I will write you further." The creel limit on the creek is thiee fish a day, but not many are able to snare that many legal-size PIUS XZ Seal the stone about his day, Â·Crave U with his name; Cut thereon hi-5 natal day, Tell when parting came; Little ttone ca.1 do or say To increase hb fame. Sleeping uith the vlcais there, Leave him now for aye! Done with all the bitter eaic Of liEe's fretful day: Gone the crown oC Chiist to we With the saints to stay. Deeper far than stone can bear Hearts by love are stirred. Longer, longer, they can wear Something faintly heard. So within us Jives his prayer, Peace, his final word. There is a "stork club" in Minnesota, organized to do honor to proud fathers. When a baby arrives the club meets, dines, makes speeches of congratulation and presents the club ones. There are a few very large ' dad. browns m the large pools, or so it is said. But they are rarely hooked and as rarely seen. What symbol--a baby carriage--to the new further.' An economy recipe for political speeches was also included: "Radio parties: Look up broadcasts around which to build your party. Find out if Earl Browder or a state leader will be on the air. If n o t . . . tune in on one of Roosevelt's firesida chats, a speech by Harold Ickes, or Harry Hopkins." Gay abandon was also prescribed for social life under the left wing, as follows: "Buy darts from your stationer. Draw a picture of Hitler, Mussolini, Hague or another Girdleresque pest. Put it tacks. on a soft board -with thumb Six throws for a nickel and a prize if you paste Hague in the pants or Trotsky in the eye." Hitler's holdup of Czechoslovakia really netted him about or $90,000.000 in gold, 80, 000,000 will not save him, if the gold dust boys here prove accurate in their expectations. The bandit fuehrer stole $80,000,000 in gold from Austria when he took ovei- the treasury there, but confidential advices indicate most of that is gone now. He had an unfavorable balance of trade amounting to $160,000,000 last year. While some of it was paid off in export services, much of it had to be gold, no one knows exactly how much. His Heichsbank statement shows he Many an ambitious rowing admiral caught a crab in the naval shakeup Not a word of resentment did they breathe aloud, however, as all recognized the shaking as the personal work of Mr. Roosevelt himself. Getting younger blood at the top in the navy has been one of the President's secret ambitions. To do it he had to push aside older men in line under the historic naval promotion system. Resentment also is being expressed down m the hold about the way he has jumped some other naval personnel around. If anyone else tried it there would be a social upheaval. As It is, nothing will happen. The Corcoran crowd which is being rallied to stop the tax appeasement program has swollen rapidly in sizo, but has become increasingly quiet in action. An official list of those insiders opposed to the Morgentb.au- Har.es program recently showed about 25 names. After Thomas, the purge-burned Cork, and Ben Cohen came Governor Eccles of Federal Reserve and Chairman Douglas of Securities Exchange. They are keeping relatively quiet, apparently on orders, while Mr. Roosevelt has been dealing with congressmen who want Continued on Page Six. Stray Thoughts By S. M. DcHUTF would like to hear is the anglers assurance a A recent front page newspaper story of her own, and Eddie's, private affairs, indicates (as was anticipated by most everybody) that the former Wally Simpson is tiring of a hideaway-from-the-cruel-world e x i s t - ence. Many, many thank-you's to a "Your Friend--Ask Mose" for first, a button-busting and side-splitting answer to my recent inquiry about Amos 'n' Andy's present sponsors, and second, an accompanying letter which leads in part: "Stray Thoughts have been somewhat of a dessert to me after my evening meal for theso many months. I have learned that their author is the proud possessor of. a real sense of humor which accounts for Stray Thoughts being such an interesting family column." I see nothing to prevent or prohibit adding a Mr. John J. Raskob to that list of forgotten folks. Bet you even money that Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt's speaking, radio and columning contracts don't run beyond 1940. The inventor of ice cream cones probably never dreamed the day would come when the things would be so massive that easy chairs would have to be provided for those who bought them. And no John DilLnger or "Baby Face" Nelson would be fooled by that easily-vaulted and bar-less counter innovation in one of our banks. Let's go to press. goodly shipment of big fellows will be planted. Tne time is becoming short. Saturday, April 15, is the opening day. Ever since he began his un-American investigation, Representative Martin Dies has been the butt of criticism of the Administration in Washington, from the President down, and by others in the New Deal. Dies spoke before the recent convention of Pennsylvania newspaper publishers and made a decidedly flr.e impression. Fayette countains will have the opportunity of hearing him Saturday, May 1, when he appears in Uniontown as the principal speaker of the Americanism Day celebration under the auspices of LaFayette Post of the American Legion, which will I use that occasion for celebration of the 20th anniversary of the founding of'the Legion. Five hundred letters have been sent out inviting schools, patriotic societies and other gi-oups to be present. Of course Milton L. B.:s'iop Post will be tnere. According to its own admiss.on, tfniontowu last year stood at the bottom of Pennsylvania cities in payment of taxes, with a record of two- thirds collected or exonerated. It is ut W J J U l ; j "Â· " Â«o ,uu^**i.bil wl cvlMUtllclLCU, 4.L 13 "Prohibition," he answered un-1 n ot proud of that position. There- qualinedly. "It just shows what a f ore a drive has been started to wipe bad law will do." Nevertheless he fought liquor racketeering like a wildcat. Just now, as previously remarked, heVoul as a public official. Dry Regime's Aflerma'th. The national dry icgime being ended now, i's effects aie onlv an aftermath. Perhaps we're recovering. But possibly, as indicated by Senator Frazier's and Representative Guyer's activities we're due for another move in the old direc'ion. I wouldn't think there was much prospect of their move's success on a Feriercl scale. Still, one might have said the same thing when the drys put across their initial progi-am. as out the stain. The slogan is "Where Cm Ton Buy So Much for Your Dollar!" meaning for the serdvice rendered by the municipality through expenditure of tax money--police and fire protection, streets and sewers, a garbage incinerator and other facilities. The countyseat expects the ap- peaj for public spiritedness will have lesults. fizzled. It's a funny thing that Dr.. J. M. Doran is the foremost of the Distilled Spirits Institute's spokesmen. Because, Dr. Doran was the chief dry enforcement officer in the prohibition per the 18th Amendment The Shep- I At this juncture, he's the chief p?rds and surv.ving VoMends and anti-prohibitionist. others won't do it speedily, but they're diggets. The Dishiled Sp'r.ts Inst rule is worried anyhow. It issues bushels of publicity to prove (so it says) how prohibition And Gene Tur.ney!--ex-heavy- weight scrapper! He's a Congressional witness on the liquor subject "v.'hat, in heaven's name, does he know about it? Coil; I-clp f i e Distric' of Columbia. DAVIDSON'S "Meet Me at Davidson's" Here Are the Important S U I T S for Spring Reefer Suits in Shetland Tweeds Smart everywhere you go! The reefer, has al- rsajiy -won yaiir_'"heart for the classic that it is. This year it Jias a.tinier waist and a flaring hem. The skirt combines with blouses and odd jackets (you'll have many of them for Spring). Black, navy, beige, mailman blue and brown mixtures in wool tweeds. tr\r\c - \/**+J 3-Pc. 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