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PAGE FOUR. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. 1 TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 1938. r? iatlg THE COURIER COMPANY . James J. Driscoll R. A. Donc?an Walter S. S'ommcl James M. Driscoll J. Wylle Driscoll Publisher -President arid General Manager Secretary and Treasurer 1 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 ptr copy; 50 cents per month; $5 per year, or $2.50 lor six months by mall i'! paid in.advance. Entered as second class matter at the Postofflcc, Connellsville, Pa. THE HIDES OF MARCH! TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 8, 1938. MODERATE BREOON6 BEISG URGED. When a man begins to feel that he must habitually drink in the morning In order to recruit enough courage to get through the day, then he Is In danger, the State jLiquor Board warns, through the medium ot an article written by Dr. Edward A. Streckcr, professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. It is the hoard's beginning of a campaign of education for moderation in drinking. Distillers are carrying on similar campaigns. The growing and unrestricted use of strong drink is the motive back of the campaign. "What Dr. Strecker says may just as well be applied to women and girls, who are numbered among the users of the fluid that both, cheers and inebriates. "Alcohol sensibly used, ·well diluted with social intercourse and not to excess, tends to minimize irritations, smooth rough edges and ease burdens," says Dr. Strecker. "Alcohol has a social usage which is to make reality more enjoyable." Ever since men began to make alcoholic liquors the danger has lain in excess and in the appetite they create. The man or the woman who cannot control the appetite had "better leave thenvalone. What may be good for one will be .harmful for another. Many abnormal drinkers are recruited from the social class. A social drink is often the start toward development of the habit. TIN CAXS BREED MOSQUITOES With the spring cleanup near at hand, the Cumberland,Chamber of Commerce is investigating the methods used in other communities to correct the promiscuous scattering of rubbish on vacant lots, In alleys and on isolated embankments within the city limits. The practice should be controlled. One article of refuse on which there should be' a strict ban is the tin can. An open can becomes an ideal breeding place for mosquitoes. A city such- as Connellsville should be practically free of this pesky insect, but it is not.. Even the higher sections are afflicted. Probably the pest can be traced to tin can dumps. Other forms of rubbish are unsightly. They become annoying if they contain matter which spreads odors by decomposition. But tin cans are sure to be a menace to the comfort of inhabitants nearby unless they are buried or crushed. Left to collect water they become just like the old-time rain barrel. Wigglers appear, then the full-fledged mosquito, which sets out on its flight, usually nocturnal, to the annoyance of its victims. The Board of Health can do the community a service by seeing that cans are properly disposed of. PARESIS ,HEI,H RESPONSIBLE FOR CRIME - Parents are blamed by J. Edgar Hoover, chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for a large percentage of crime in the country. Their failure to discipline their offspring in childhood has paved the way for them to become a part of the criminal element. Allowing a child in a tantrum to get away with it is the height of folly, in the view of the chief of .the G-men. There are thousands of mothers and fathers (he puts the mothers first) who should take the places of their sons and daughters in penitentiaries instead of bewailing the fact the children went ' wrong, is his bold assertion. They paved the way to prison. Discipline in the home might have saved them sorrow and their children years behind bars or perhaps the walk to the death chair. Equally Mr. Hoover criticizes the public for Its "gullible and lethargic attitude, common to practically all citizens." That attitude, he says, fosters crime. There are 12,000 murders a year in the United States. How many other crimes, perhaps nobody knows. Jn a. single year there have been recorded nearly 40,000 convictions. The number is increasing from year to ye;ir. SENATOR NOHRIS UNDERGOES CHANGE Senator Norris of Nebraska has risked his reputation lor sturdy honesty by opposing a congressional investigation of the Tennessee Valley Authority. He has demanded the resignation of one of equal integrity, Dr. Arthur Morgan, chairman of TVA. Dr. Morgan has refused. Norris would have done the same thing under similar circumstances. Instead of an open probe by a' congressional committee that jniglit-expose a real scandal in the management of his pet project, Norris has favored referring the case to the Federal Trade Commission, where it might readily he buried. The senator is not living up to his past. Hitherto he has been aligned with the forces that favor pitiless publicity.. Dr. Morgan has declared his willingness to have the fullest investigation of the controversy between himself and the two other members'of the board. They have not taken any such stand. Sympathy of the public seems definitely on the side of the chairman. FOUNTAIN OF YOCT1I N E A R E R ,,The "most, promising thing ever produced" in the search-for. the "fountain, of youth" is announced by two physicians at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. Injections of a fluid known as. testosterone, first manufactured two years ago-in "Switzerland, 1 have -brofighc-"satisfactory and in certain^ cases astounding" results, .say the doctors, Samuel A. Vest and John Eager Howard, researchers. They have watched-bearcis-develop new growth, dry and sallow skin become, healthful, senile voice tones duopen and, in some cases, normal male faculties rejuvenated. In the light of what-science has given to mankind within the last century there is nothing ridiculous · in the idea that the time will come when." It will be able to prolong life in full bloom for'many"years pa~st_ the "allotted time.'' Through conquering many-diseases scientists, have already added well onto'10 years~lo~Uie"'avprage" lifo." "iVoth- ing is impossible! NOtA BAD SEASON, I EH/DOCE,OL'KID? What's What At a Glance STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, D. C., Mar. 8.-When the Roosevelt Administration came into power it adopted n policy tending to increase prices, evidently on the theory that the depression was due, at least in part, to the fact that they were too low for the common good ot that juncture. Much more recently the White House announced that prices were too high ngnm, resulting in the recession from the previous business recovery. This news scarcely was cold he- fore another announcement was forthcoming from the Executive Mansion to the effect that tome prices, anyway, once more were too low, thus retarding rc-rccovery. Now words Icnks out thnt about April 1 the Federal Trade Commission, which, at President Roosevelt's rcquostj has been investigating food and clothing prices, will report that "monopolistic practices" have unduly boosted living costs in many lints, and that is what's the matter with our economics. A presidential message on the subject is expected before Congress adjourns. ouu Titoum.E? Colonel Frank Knox, in a recent broadcast, pointed to one of the most obvious and perchance the most essential of the dislocations in our system. The colonel's talk was to the purport that we suffer from the subsidizing of a certain class ot our pio- ducers at the expense of others. What he plainly meant to say was that our urban industry has been subsidized indirectly, by tariff protection, at the expense of agriculture. Our manufacturers do not overproduce. Our big ones arc only a small group. They get together easily, in ;i roomful. They produce, among them, enough for our home market, and protection prevents foreign manufacturers from competing with them domestically. They muy compete in foreign markets, but not here. We may prohibit them, by law, from combining on American prices, but we cannot compel them to nvcr- produce; so they keep domestic prices up automatically. Farmers are not so easy to restrain. There are too many ot them, and thcv are too individualistic. FARMKKS' DISADVANTAGE The farmers have tried ' to combine, us the manufacturers have done. They arc too numerous and miscel- laneous--coUen, tobacco, wheat, rorn, dairy and assorted farmers pulling at cross purposes. They are : .., in the nature of things, co-ordinated, as arc the manufacturers. They have hollered for tariff protection, and it has been accorded to them, but tariff protection does not fit the farmers' cause; it did not help them. Consequently, dating away back to the McNary-Haugcn bill, ot many years igo, they have tried to get a subsidy working in reverse from tnrifT piotection. H docs not operate; it is contradictory. The only thing Is to COMPEL the fanner to limit production or subsidize (bribe) him to do it. And will lie do it then? . Won't he "bootleg" his over-product? He is pretty hard to watch; there arc so many of him. BEHAVING OUR BIBLES A missionary recently received a There are thousands of people who loiter from a Chinese Christian read their Bibles regularly and gc which contained the following dec- no more good out of them than i luration: "1 read my Bible every day they read the telephone book. The and I behave it." trouble is that they feel there is some Not a bad statement ot Christian sort of virtue simply in reading the duty, even though the expression Holy Book. They fail to catch th may seem a little aw'.cward to Amcr- idea that even the Word of God i ican tars. He reads his Bible and powerless to make men better unles behaves it. He sees clearly as every men have a very solemn detcrmina Christian should, that the Bible tion to take the Bible seriously am means business, and that when it follow its commandments, tells men to do certain things It com- It is not enough that they just real mands them on the authority ot God. the Bible, they must also "behave it. 1 All rights reserved--Bab son Newspaper Syndicate. WASHINGTON, Mar. 8.--President oosevelt has decided to put the edcral Government into the biggest usiness venture it has ever entered --the electric light and power busi- ess. He has put a gun to the head f one of the biggest utility systems the country and now proposes that, nless this system sells at a price he imself, through his subordinates, brill approve, the sjfd utility system .Mil face destruction and the inves- rs a loss of all their savings. Developments over the week-end ave clarified the utility problem and noved it definitely to a climax, to- ard which it has for several months een drifting. The principle involved s so far-reaching in Its implications hat the American people may wont o decide at the coming congressional lections whether public ownership Is o be a national policy, whether coal mines, automobile companies, rril- oads, department stores, retail shops nd what not shall b« owned by the edcral octopus and thus inaugurate ic beginning of the end of private apitalism in America. The stop is so tremendous that pri- ·ate investors will not want to lend ny utility companies a nickel for ceded expansion anywhere in the United States till they sec just what ind of confiscation policy the federal overnment follows toward utilities n general. For the price that Uncle Jam now pays for the private utility ystem it proposes to buy outright in ic Tennessee Valley must be fair nd equitable," or else It will be con- trued by all investors to be a "forced ale," which is but another way of aying these properties will be bought nly at "scrap value." Inside the Administration arc any who believe in that Idea. They hink that a utility company which as built up a list of customers and good will can be turned out of its .crritory by a city government whenever n franchise is terminated, so that this is a hazard the utilities must ace nnd investors also. But the fly in the ointment Is that the city gov- srnmcnts are not buying out the utility systems with their own money nor will they face the operatinj costs or interest charges they would lave faced if they simply went into the business of municipal ownership as a competitive proposition. The cities are being given a 45 per cent outright gift of federal funds, and s logical for utility investors to f hat all American citizens should be treated alike, and that, if there is any money being handed out free, the east the federal government can do The Christian Church lost two members by death Monday morning within three hours, Mrs. Arthur E. Kurtz succumbing to a stroke of apoplexy at 2 o'clock at her home here, Mrs. Harry Hopkins to injuries from a fall, which fractured a hip, at the home of a daughter nt Bcllevue. Both were widely known in the community. Factographs The suicide rate in U. S. cities under 500,000 exceeds that in the large metropolises. Before the Spanish revolution more than 570,000,000 was invested in bull-rinfis and iishting-bull farms in Spain. In the United Slates, the year 1923 ' marked the zenith in piospurity of In the Day's News Brlei Comment on Current Events Her* and There. Prince, a dog found chained in the woods near Manor nnd left to starve because his master didn't want him and at the same time disliked killing Mm outright, has found a happier home in Crawford county. The Western Pennsylvania Humane Society selected William Case and Joseph Craven from among 400 applicants. Prince has a lot of friends, more than many a human. Write another name on the roll o£ dead of the Fighting Tenth--that of Andrew S. Miller, merchant o£ Wooddale, Bullskin township. Comrade 1 Miller served with old Company E.of Mount Pleasant in the Philippine campaign. That was 40 years ago. The ranks of the old Tenth veterans arc thinning, rather rapidly. Death has removed the oldest practicing physician of Cambria county. Dr. William J. George of Johnstown. He was 81. Dr. George was a native of Westmoreland county, being born on a farm near Blalrsvllle. He began life as a teacher and In 1881 hung out his doctor's shingle nt Mechanicsburg. He had been at Johnstown since 1886. Another Johnstown resident to answer the last summons is Mrs. Alice Idella Grnmling. n former teacher, at the age of 60. She was born in Somerset county and taught seven years in Jcnncrs township before marrying Charles E. Gram- lln, who died in 1908. Her widowhood covered 30 years--a long time without a life companion. As Others Think DOOMED? (Grand Hapids Press.) Representative Fred L. Crawfori of Michigan has presented unothc answer to the President's recen query: Why can't small banks mak money? Crawford has declared that th proposed commodity credit bill, : enacted, "will, through the with drawn! of income, dry up and extin guish the sources of argrlcultura credits that the farmer historical! has made use ot and substitute c-.rdits derived solely through mechanics o the Commodity Credit corporation." Government competition -vit country banks already has been s severe that it has driven many sma institutions out of business. Con gressmnn Crawford sees their totn elimination, apparently, through th proposed new cnronchment into th realm of rural financial credit. Substitutions of government fo private credit in the Wral areas not merely a loss for private busi ness. It also is a substitution paternalism for the traditional com munity relationships which once ex istcd. The country banker was no the cruel, grasping mortgage foreclos ng money lender Unit the story book have so often depicted. He 'vas an is tha friendly counselor nnd advise of the farmer and the small tow business man, s.vho knew personal! those with whom he dealt and whos collateral was the good name an character of his neighbors as much a land or chattels. The destruction of this fine relation ship may be counted in the long lu as the greater less i! tho rural bankc is to become extinct. It is a IOL'S to ward which the country is speedin In this great era of paternalist practice. Three hundred forty-eight steel firms have renewed or extended contracts with the Committee for Industrial Organization, according to Philip Murray, chairman fo the Steel W o r k e r s Organizing Committee, branch of John Lewis' group. The Pittsburgh area is rather well covered with SWOC agreements. Some of the big independents are yet to be brought into the fold, it that ever is possible. the piano industry. It is estimated that approximately $500,000,000 worth of merchandise is returned to U. S. retail stores each year. The official name ot Westminster Abbey is the "Collegiate Church of St. Peter." A hotel at Ottawa. Kan., ofl'cis crow meat on its regular menu. Stray Thoughts By S. M. DeHUFF If for no other reason than learn what country he was talkin about. Mr. Roosevelt should ha' "paused for station identification during his recital of five years New Deal achievement at last week press conference. You can (Ind used car to fit every wish, whim wallet m town right now. Foil who tell me they never read th column arc usually one hundred p cent conversant with its contcn That radio cheese program would I a wow it only Bing Crosby wou sing more and talk less. Notwitl standing there are between ten an twelve millions of jobless people the U. S. today, members of a cc lain class of "brotherhood" milroai ers are disgruntled if they averap less- than from 35 to 40 payroll da; every month. Looks as if we're rend our "Fireside Chats" for a whi instead of listening to them in I'. radio. Thanks, "K," your 'phone cor versation brought results almost j quick as a Courier want ad. N that he differs, much from a lot folks, but a local man's one gic life ambition is to acquire n nv.llio dollars. The county sheriff job, and lurrntive Appointive political posuio arc the stars to winch two local Ne Today in Washington By DAVID LAWRENCE Just Folks 8y EDGAJl A. GUEST QUATRAINS Life and Death. la a cold. Indifferent state To human Ills both Bmalt and great, While JlJe Ii consclousneia of care And pain and all that mortals bear. 1 Lanihter. The Btft of laushter man alono On earth is privileged to own; A thoughtful plan. It aeems to me. ,t men by dogs should laughed at'be What Is success? So many ajlc And truth to tell It'll merely doing any task Superbly veil. Deal beneficiaries have hitched thci wagons. It you want to see a "5 bell picture, just watch the lace ot : 8-ycar youngster successfully flying i kite. To F. S. O.--I might jot down something about the new airport i I thought it (the airport) woul prove of any interest or benefit tc Connellsville. With 75 men repojtc engaged in crushing stone for Watc street improvements it really dee look as if there's an end in sight tc our Crawford-Arch intersection \vor rics. I thoroughly agree with local man's comment in «n out o town paper that, " . . . shoe loathe is cheaper than gasoline and fresh i more healthy than monoxide." I you really want to learn lust ho\ interested our Congressman is i getting men back to work watch how ho votes on the new New Deal tas bill. One o£ the greatest destroyer of faith in mankind is to cliscove you've been double-crossed by trusted intimate. It isn't at all likely that a local man will make anothc try at collecting a nickel rch.ite on Singer ale bottle by changing its libel. Let's go to press. i to pay the actual cost of the utility ystems now being forced into sale. H is estimated that it will take omcwhJrc between $150,000,000 and 175,000000 for the purchase of the 'ommoilwcalth and Southern and thcr properties included in the TVA rca so as to give a monopoly of ower in that section to the Tcnnes- cc Valley Authority and the cities to vhom the jwwcr is to be sold. Here we have a situation in wnich no man--David Lilienthal--makes deal involving $150,000,000 to $175,100,000 of public money--and he ocsn't have to report to Congress or · set legislative authority for vhe cn- anglemcnt of the federal government in such a heavy commitment. Jr. Lilicnthal controls because he is one o£ the three directors of the TVA and he dominates his fellow dlrccor --Harcourt Morgan. He doesn't dominated the third, namely Dr. Arthur Morgan, who is demanding a congressional investigation and hints ft icandal and mismanagement. Nor ran Dr. Morgan be intimidated Into ·esigning. He has four years move o serve and he can be removed only y a two-thirds vote of the United States Senate and the only on proved cause. The advocates of state socialism-for that is their true classification-arc saying, of course, that there will not be any federal .money paid out for "watered stock," but, in this instance, Mr. Lilienthal is not buying any stock, but actual plant and equipment, and he says he is willing .0 pay cost less depreciation. On that oasis alone, the properties about to be forced out of private ownership will bring somewhere between $150,000,000 and $175,000,000. It is interesting to note that Wendell Willkie, president of the Commonwealth and Southern system, is willing to leave the price to a board ot three such well known liberals as President Dykstra of the University ot Wisconsin, President Compton of the Massachusetts Institute o£ Technology and Professor Felix Frankfurter of the Harvard Law School. A man in the utility business doesn't offer to leave the price to any such group unless he is sure that the properties arc worth enough to salvage something for the investors who paid hard cash for their securities and who doubtless will have to take some loss on their investment. Incidentally, when the deal is completed, $10,000,000 a year in Federal, State and city taxes will evaporate, and the states of Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama and the cities therein which engaged in the power business will have to impose extra tax burdens on their own citizens to make up the difference. Or maybe they expect the gullible citizenry of New York and New Jersey am. Pennsylvania or Ohio or the other big taxpaying States to foot the bill as they now must do in order that the State socialism theories o£ a few reformers may be put Into effect and so that President Roosevelt may be able to keep his left wing from attacking him at a time when he has almost been completely abandoned by the right wing and stands in grave danger of losing the truly controlling middle class which swings elections. Mr. Lilicnthal's offer to buy the (Continued on Page Eight.) Money Loaned ON- YOUR AUTOMOBILE UNPAID BALANCES RE-FINANCED to *300 Call or See Us li You Xeed Money For Any Emergency Moderate Repayments Fayette Loan Co. 510 Title Trust Co. BIdg. ConneHsville, Pa. Telephones 244-866 BONDED TO THE STATE Convenient Service Prompt, Courteous, Sea Trout. Bass, Fancy Butter Fish, Croakers or Porgies Fancy Qualify Smelts 2 »»· 25c Extra Good Eating -Fancy Qualiry

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