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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, March 9, 1938
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LAST E DITION The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. P RICE .VOL. 36, NO. 100. The Weekly Courier. Pounded July 17. 1870. Tho Dally Courier. Founded November 10. 1902. I Merced. I July IB. 192D CONNELL-SVJLLE, PA., "WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 0, 103S TWELVE PAGES. CITY'S 1938 LEVY FIXED AT 20 MILLS Increase of One Voted ' By Council to Meet Higher Costs. BUDGET SHOWS $5,185 GAIN A lax levy of 20 mills was fixed by City Council in special session Monday night. The millage was an increase ct one over that of 1937 when it had been increased from 17Vs. Council divided the millago for . 1938 as follows: General fund, 10; sinking fund, six; library fund, one; improvement fund, one; recreation fund, one; airport fund, one. Hall a mill was taken from the ' improvement fund, which last year was at one and a half. Half a mill was added to the recreation fund while one mill was placed on to cover the city airport project. There had been a mill for the airport in 1936 but this was dropped in 1937. The budget for 1938, adopted in January, calls for a total estimated expenditure of $94,905.95 which was a gain of $5,185.95 over the 1937 figure of $89,720 as compared with $83,247.72 in 1936. Dauphin Court ReducesMinimum Charge for Milk Elks/Grill, Costing Over $12,000, WSSB Be Thrown The new grill room of Connellsville Lodge, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, located on the first floor of the spacious building in East Crawford avenue, will be formally opened Friday evening with a public inspection scheduled from 7 to 9 o'clock, it was announced today. Attractive in its luxurious setting and outfitted with comfortable, modernistic furnishings, the grill is one of the most elaborate in Western Pennsylvania. Between $12,000 and $15,000 will have been expended by the lodge when all of the work has been completed, lodge officials said. The grill is divided into two parts, one for the exclusive use of the men und the other for both men and women. Wormed chestnut has been used in the kidcwalls which extends more than halfway to the ceiling. The remainder ot the wall as well as the ceiling is ot celotex. The flooring is of an aquatile. Indirect lighting has been planned and in the grill for mixed crowds there is a multi-colored string of lights around the woodwork that enhances the appearance of the dec- orations. Aluminum Venitian blinds have been installed. The tables and chairs are of chrome finish with the surface of the tables in a modernistic micardi finish. Ventilating fans help keep the temperature at normal. There are accommodations for 50 persons in the grill for mixed crowds and as many more may be seated in the men's grill. The layout is so planned that eventually seating facilities can be more than doubled to meet whatever demand may be created. Located between the two grills is a spacious and modernly equipped kitchen and a small storage room. The grills are equipped with two- way public address system. It was announced that there would be music by Kiferlc's Orchestra for the formal opening. As an added feature in connection with completion of work on the grill, the lodge will have an initiation Sunday attcr- noon when a clas-s of more than 50 will be taken into the fraternal order. Many prominent lodge officials will be in attendance. Thinks He's Roast Chicken; Asks He Be Carved for Guests 9.--The \, Bj* United Press. HARRIS3URG, M a r . Dauphin county court today ruled x a Milk Control Commission order requiring dealers in the Pittsburgh area to pay producers $3.19 per hundred pounds as "illegal and unreasonable" and fixed $3.06 as a "fair · minimum." Commonwealth Will End Marinaro Murder Case Thursday Noon UNIONTOWN, Mar. 9.--Two witnesses were heard this morning in the murder trial of Joseph Marinaro, Connellsville beer garden operator, charged with the fatal shooting of John Monosky, Davidson, September S, last, in front of the defendant's place of business in North Pitlsburg street, Connellsville. They were Jamc* McDonald and Frank Dubinsky who corroborated testimony in which they said th« proprietor came out in front of the beer gaSien and chased Pete Opperman up the street and fired several shots at him and one of them struck Monosky who was standing on the side and who was an innocent spectator. Five or six other witnesses remain for the Commonwealth which is expected to close its case by noon tomorrow. Philadelphia's Sales Tax Before High Court By United Press. PITTSBURGH, Mar. 9.--Validity o£ Philadelphia's city sales tax will be argued before the State Supreme Court when it convenes here in spring session the week of March 21, the prothonotary's office revealed today. MILAN, Mar. 3--Amlcto Rambelli, 31, a normally quiet bookkeeper, rested in hospital today, recovering from a brain storm which he attributed to frustrated love. Rambelli went to a fashionable restaurant and ordered a table for seven. He said he was expecting six guests. "I want to show them a grand time," he said. "First bring me all the vegetables in the place." Mystified, but eager to please, waiters took him dishes of carrots, celery, lettuce and other vegetables. ·Now bring me big bowls of gelatine and mayonnaise dressing," ordered Rambelli. These were brought. Rambelli carefully spread the vegetables about on the table cloth. Then he lifted the big bowls of gelatine and mayonnaise and poured the contents over the vegetables. Finally, he stretched himself on the table, smeared mayonnaise on his face and said: "When my guests arrive, please carve me with care, as if 1 were a roast chicken." By this time women in the restaurant were shrieking and the management was convinced that iximcthing was amiss. The waitress quieted the guests, assured Rambelli that he would be carved as desired, and telephoned police. To them, as they took him away. Rambclli said that his unfortunate love affair went to his head. Striking Students Return to Classes, Dean Will Be Fired pOYLESTOWN, Pa., Mar. 9.-- Saisficd with a promise that Cletus L. Goodiing would be removed as dean of the National Farm School, 175 striking agricultural students returned to their classes and farm assignments today. The students voted at midnight to end their "strike" when notified the board of trustees had promised to depose Goodiing as dean. Just Off the Wire Infant Scalded When It Falls Info Tub VIENNA, THar. 3.--Sources close to the eovcrnmcnt confirmed tonight lhat Chancellor Kurt Schuschniss intends to hold a national plebiscite in which Austrlans will be asked to answer yes or no (o the question, "arc you for an independent Austria?" PAIUS, Mar. 9.--Prime Minister Camll'ie Chautemps Informed the | Elmer Evans, 18 months old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Evans of Connell avenue, suffered severe scalds of the upper part of the body Tuesday night and his condition at the Hospital today was described as serious. The mother was running hot water into a bathtub, getting ready to bathe the infant, when it fell into the tub. Socialists tonight that the cabinet j i O\A/PD \vouia resign. An unofficial report ! uw TM c R was circulated that the cabinet hail resigned. RATES FOR SHORT HAULS DESIRED CARLISLE, Ta., 5Iar. 9. tainecr John JIarsh was -Moun- brought back to Cumberland county prison today where he swore he'd "rot" before permitting his 8-.vcar-oId son, Eugene, to be vaccinated as required by Pennsylvania school laws. NEW VOKK. Mat. fl.--Richard Whitney, former president of the Xcw York Stock Exchange, In a -Robert Senate WASHINGTON,' Mar. 9.- Hula of Chicago told the Interstate Commerce Committee today that inland iron and steel manufacturers "urgently" desired passage of the PetlenRill bill permitting railroads to charge lower freight rates for long hauls than for short ones. Hula, representing the Acme Steel Company, Inland Steel Company, Carter Jeers At New Deal Plans To Deport Him By United Press. PHILADELPHIA, Mar. 9.--Boake Carter, columnist and radio news commentator, described a report today that his status in this country was being investigated with a view to possible deportation, as "another move by the Department of State and the Administration to get me to shut up." "Fine," said Carter when told that the Washington Herald in a copyright article has said that Department of Slate officials were conducting a secret investigation to prove that he entered the United States on a Russian visa. "They have been trying to get some columnist or newspaper to print that story for a long time. Now that the Herald has fallen for it, I'm going to town." Carter has been outspoken against the Far Eastern and other policies of the State Department, charging that they are influenced by the British foreign office. "The Herald called me up last night," Carter said. "I told them there was nothing to it. This is just another story that the State Department and the Administration has been handing out to got me to shut up. It's a phoney. I was told month ago that the slory was going around. "I entered this country on a British passport in 1921. I had no Russian visa. I havun't .sct-ii Russia since 1 was three years old." Carter said he was born ut Baku Russia, where his father was British consul. "Just wait until I go on the air tonight," Carter said. Washington Youth Will Plead Guilty To Slaying of Two By Uniti-d Press. PITTSBURGH, Mar. !).--Franci Brookmo: ' Pa., slay their Worth Side apartment ]nst Way George V. Moore, counsel for Brookmon, announced today. The youth will throw himself on the mercy of the court and since hi jury hea me mercy 01 me court ana sim plea will eliminate a trial by Judge Samuel H. Gardner will nea testimony to fix the degree of guil and impose sentence. Testimony was defence! March 21 when Brookmon will his plea. unti cnte German Foreign Minister Guarded On British Visit NO HAPPINESS WITH $100,000 By United Press. LONDON, Mar. 9.--Guarded b; police who feared renewal of Tuesday night's Communist demonstrations, Joachim Von Ribbcntrop, German foreign minister, arrived in London today to open talks looking toward Angio-Gcrman rapproach- ment. Special measure to protect von Ribbentrop was taken after anti- Na?.i scenes in Piccadilly Circus, where Communists fought police and were dispersed only when mounted reinforcements rode into the crowds. *enalties Abate On Delinquent City Taxes for 1937 Delinquent 1937 city taxes may be aid without penalty if they are set- led by May 1 as a result of action akcn Monday night at a special cssion of City Council. With all delinquent taxes up to .,nd including 193B, all of which have ccn returned to the county for col- ection, councilmen were, confronted jy many property owners who said hey could and would pay their 1937 axes if the penalties were abated. Otherwise, they would be compelled o waif until after they are returned o the county for collection. All penalties have been abated on delinquent taxes by Council, provided, however, they arc paid by April 4, the date of the contemplated sale o£ seated lands by the county reasurer. Mrs. JuanlU. Borg and BOB George She hai 1100.000, but not happiness. So Mr«. Juonita Borg. 21-year- old divorce* who recently surrendered her three-year-old «on and In return was provided with a 1100,000 trust fund, now hunt? a Job ' In Chicago--to forget abont her money. Mrs. Berg's marriage to George Marshall Borg, eon ot the wealthy chairman of the Borg- Wamor corporation, ended recently In a court battle. The money failed to flll the gap in her life. She tried to enter a convent but no religious order would admit her because c-f her worldly possessions. The trust had been ao drawn It was Impossible for her to dtipoae of the money or transfer It to somo other beneflclory. President to Probe Los Angeles Boils Water to Prevent Disease Epidemic By ALAN McELWAIN United Press Stnlf Correspondent. LOS ANGELES, Mar. ».--In pots and pans on kitchen stoves, the residents of this city of 1,31-0,000 boiled their drinking water today. The .scwfr .system broke undfr the strain of lost week's flood, iind the water supply is contaminated, though whether from the sewer, ii not yet known. Until the cause is discovered. Dr. George Parrlsh, city health officer, warned all persons to boil their drinking water. Drinking fountains throughout the city were shut off in public parl:s, buildings and theatres. Cafes and hotels received orders to serve only boiled water. Discovery of a motorist's body in his automobile buried in the sand of the Sisquoc River raised the death toll to 142. Hundreds of men searched the river bottoms for bodies and will continue the hunt indefinitely. Some bodies were feared to be buried under five feet of silt, and they may never be found. More than 30 persons arc still missing, some of them eastern tourists. Jews to Celebrate Festival of Purim Connellsville Jewry tonight at sundown will begin the merriest reason ot the Jewish rclinious year, Purim --the Feast of Lot.s. The festival, which continues until sundown Thursday, by tradition requires the reading of the Biblical story ot Esther, the .story ot which forms the background for the holiday. The festival celebrates the victory of the Jews over a Persian "anti- Semite" of the fourth century, 15. C. * a r c 1 ' r ° m l ' I O 0 t By WILLIAM H. LAWRENCE United Press Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Mar. 9. -- The $270,000,000 annual freight rate increase authorized by the Interstate Commerce Commission opened the way today for a White House inquiry into problems of the Nation's railroads. Less than an hour after the I. C. C announced KG decision, Prcsiden Roosevelt said that his project?: meeting with leaders of the industry railway labor, congressional expert: and government officials would bi held early next week. Ml'. Roosevelt and the experts wil seek to chart, if possible, a way fo: the railroads to solve the eronornii problems which .still exist despite the I. C. C.'u decision granting them a 10 per cent horizontal freight rate boost with exemptions. The rail roads had asked a 15 per cent in crease. Some experts said the ex emptions would reduce the increasi to tho equivalent of a five per 'cn horizontal raise. Even as they granted the increase I. C. C. members made it plain in separate decisions that they did no consider it a cure for the railroac ills. Commissioner Carroll Miller, in concurring opinion, said that "coll solidation of all the railroads int one system would be the real solu tion of tlie 'railroad problem' an manifestly would result in reduction of expenses to such an extent tha rates could be materially reduced." No action was taken by the ICC yesterday on the railroads' requcs for a one-hall cent increase on cast cm passeiiKer fares. They seek tw and a half cents per mile in coaolie to raise an additional $30,000,000 an nually. Eastman estimated the freight rat increase would yield "in the neigh borhood of 3270,000,000 annually which, he .said, will provide "the rev cnuc necessary to cover the incicas cs in expenses which were unforscc in 193G, plus the amount by whic we failed to give them what the deemed necessary in 193G, when the were anticipating :m early return o normal conditions." The 10 per cent increase applie to all commodities, except agricul , ,, a c i ' r ° m ' O , 0 t . ,, tural products other than tropic;: A. M. Montgomery of West Fay- rruitSt ^^ and products ,,,? m cttu street hjs, icceived word that his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. cludins horses , nd mulcS| hlmber hinglcSi and i alh cottonseed oil an i and Mrs. Clyde GoehrinK of Los vcgc t a bl e oils other than linseed oi Angeles arc safe from the flood. Mr. Goehring is employed by the Doug- i lass Aircraft Corporation. United Spanish War statement throuKh Ills attorney today I and others of the Chicago district, accepted full responsibility for the | said inability lo meet competition of bankruptcy of his brokerage house, | cheap water transportation via the admitted that he knew certain of Ms | Ohio and Mississippi rivers was one actions were "vronK," anil said lie factor compelling dismantling of the waA prepared to meet thr const-' plants and moving oT equipment to iuencc». I the Pittsburgh distncl. Mission Reported Looted. SHANGHAI, Mar. 9. -- Reports were received lieiu today from the British Methodist Mi.ssion at Chao- Tung. Yunnan province, thai Chinese bandits had looted the mi'siui and murdered Rev. R. Hehei Onld'-wirth.v or Bristol, ling. The Weather Air Corps Will Erect t Administration House; Barracks for 30 Men - i r s t Expenditure, of $75,000,' to Begin Immediately. OFFICERS HIGHLY COMMEND FIELD to Europe. Activities Farm Bureau To Meet Thursday At Curfew Hall Glimpses of Rural Europe" is the subject selected by R, W. Kerns, of the Extension Service ot Pennsylvania State College, who will give the principal address at the 22nd annual meeting of the Fayettc County Agricultural Extension Association in the Curfew Grange Hall at Flatwoods Thursday, March 10. Mr. Kerns is considered one of the outstanding speakers at the college and in addition to his remarks will have some interesting pictures to show of a recent trip which he made will start promptly at 10:30 o'clock with a short business session followed by reports on the extension work of Fayettc county during' the past year by local leaders and county workers. The second important feature of thi! program is scheduled to start at 11:20 o'clock when A. E. Cooper of State College will discuss "Soil Erosion and Its Control." In addition Mr. Cooper 'will have an exhibit which will show the eft-jet of erosion and the host methods for its control. H. G. Nicsley, assistant director of extension in Pennsylvania, will be the last speaker on the morning program. Lunch will be served nt noon by the women of Curfew Grange followed immediately by a discussion of "The Rearrangement of the Kitchen" by Miss Edith Morton, home management specialist of the college. The last feature on the program will be Mr. Kern's talk. The complete program follows: 10:30--Call to order and business meeting. "Kitchen Arrangement" -- Mrs. John Maust, Gibbon Glade. "Agronomy"--O. W. Rittenhouse, Flatwoods. "Better Buying"--Mrs. W. C. Gilchrist. "Dairy Herd Improvement Work" --Allen Sollenberger, tester. "4-H Club Work"--Mrs. Merle Ridge, Luzcrnc township. "Agricultural 4-H Club Work,"-Vincent Moon, Dawson. Home ccinomics extension representative's report--Miss Mary Anderson. County agent':, report--R. E. Carter. 11:20--"Soil Erosion Control"--A. E. Cooper of the Pennsylvania State College. Folk dance by Flatwoods Senior Extension Club. "Extension Work in Pennsylvania" --H. G. Nicsley. 12:10--Lunch. 1:J5--"Kitchen Rearrangement"-Miss Edith MorUin ot State College. "Glimpses of Rural Europe"--R. W. Kerns. City Council has leased approximately three acres of land at Connellsville Airport to the Army Air Corps on which an administration building will be constructed, Mayor Ira D. Younkin revealed Tuesday night at the "Our Town's Business" banquet of the Business Professional Women's Club. · ( The lease was signed late Tuesday afternoon by Major Evers Abbey of the Air Corps, who had come to Connellsville with a Major Smith, also of tho Air Corps. Anxious to get work started at once on the piojcct, the two Air Corps officers came to Connellsville and went over the flying field acre-X* age with engineers, mappinfi-cui.tfio proposed location of the administration building. Instead of having the lease mailed, they remained here until it was drawn, stating they didn't want to delay inception of activity on the program that is contemplated. Connellsville's airport is located on a direct line between Boiling Field, Washington, and Dayton, Ohio, another Army Air Corps base and for this reason is held to' be of vast importance to the Government's service. Mayor Younkin revealed that the lease was for a period of 99 years at a rental fee of $1 per year. Council had contacted the Fayettc counry commissioners, cooperating with Council in the airport project sponsorship and in furnishing the property and materials. They gave their approval to the lease. The proposed building will be used as headquarters for administration and barracks and would involve expenditure of approximately $75,000. The administration quarters are to be located on the first floor and will house necessary equipment for controlling plane movements on the field. The second floor would be given over to barracks %vith facilities for approximately 30 men. Mayor Younkin today declared that the Army Air Corps has taken keen interest in the airport since Congressman J. Bucll Snyder focused its attention on the elaborate facilities already available and because of the location of the field fal the foot of the mountains and on tho · direct airline between Washington and Dayton, Ohio. Some time ago he had a number of the corps officials stop in Fayette county. They came by airplane, landing on the Held. They were profuse . in their praise, directing special attention to ' v the airport from a military standpoint. Establishment ot an Army Air Corps base will provide the field with a constant maintenance force. That there will be other improvements at the airport, among them · lighting facilities for night flying and building of a lean-to at the hangar which will be used as a machine shop to make whatever repairs to airplanes may be required, is a foregone conclusion. Air Corps officials have not divulged their plans but it is believed there will be quite an elaborate setup when tho contemplated program is carried out. With Congressman Snyder an chairman of the House Appropriations sub-committee, local persons are inclined to believe that much attention 'will be given the project in which he is immensely interested and in which he shared in bringing to the front. Major Smith declared the Connellsville Airport "with one exception, thot at Butte, Mont., is the finest I've ever landed on." "This is a beautiful airport and tho engineering has been wonderful," commented Major Abbey. Two runways, A and C, are in uso and work is now concentrated on the construction of tho steel for the hangar, 100x80 feet in si/.e. Rain in south and snow or rain in north portion tonisht and Thursday, slowly rising temperature is the noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Temjjeralurc Uccortl. 1938 ins; M u x i m m n 01 rf M i n i m u m .. 2!' 28 .Mf-.m -ID I- Tooth Pulling Alibi Given by George Pustay In Local Robbery Case UNIONTOWN, Mar. 9.--Charged wilh holdup and robbery last Au- Mrs. Gertrude Storey of South i gust G of the E. B. Schmitz garage Eighth street has entered upon her j in South Eighth street, West Side, thirty-second consecutive year asi Connellsville, George Pustay, 21, of i financial secretary of the Woman's Leisennng No. 2, told the jury he ! Benefit Association, her recent ap- | had nothing to do with (lie crime and There will be a special meeting oC i pomtment lo OIL- ollice having been | on the day in question was in Un- Mrs. Gertrude Story In 32nd Year As WBA Financial Secretary Vets to Meet Sunday Colonel Crawford Camp, United Spanish Wur Vclci.-uis Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of Walter E. Brown Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in South Plttsburg street, Commander G. W. Calhoun announced toci;t\ All mombe.-s me u-quested to be in attendance *is important business is to be taken up. from Mis. Bina Wot Miller, of Port i ionlown having a tooth extracted. Huron. Mich., Mitimm- pu'iidcnt and I Dr. Edward Kaplan, local denusl. oriiam/.u ot the organisation. Mrs. Storey has given year* of wc- vicc to the local review and also has an attendance record. She has tetilled that ai.-coi.dins to Ins records- oi cash transactions for August C Pust. ;· appeared and had a tooth ex- tiacted an an emergency and not by nbsed but two meetings in the l;.st .ippointmcnr. He could not fix the i 16 years. Her absence was duo t o ' exact time ot the youth's appearance ' She- is a charter mcmbcis of m his oilitc but behoved it \v,is "after i the lodge, joining May 2, 1002. I lunch."

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