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March 21, 1939

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 4

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PAGE FOUR. THE DAIT.Y POURIRR, CnNNEU.SVTT.TJ2. PA. TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 1939. fflourai THE COURIEH COMPANY Tames J. Driscoll .,, rl. A. Donegan Waiter S. Stimmel James IV1. Driscoll . _._ T. Wylie Driscoll Publishers ,._ President and General Manager Secretary and Treasurer Editor . Associate Editor Advertising .and.Buslness Manager MEMBER OF " ~~ r~ T -Audit Bureau of Circulations Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association Bureau ol 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 £ot six months by mail if paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at. the. Eostoffice, Connellsville, Pa. - " ' TUESDAY EVENING. MARCH-21, "1939- - A"» THE'NEW DEAtr, No one can scan the following Federal relief roll table and not feel a pull at the heart strings -with, the thought that, so many Americans have suffered" on starvation wages or loss for so long. It is a sad commentary on the results of the ]iremises o£ the New Deal -when it took over tho National Government in 1933. , " . ' March Households . Persons Unemployed^ (Thousands) (Thousands) Thousands · 3933 , 5,472 " " ^ 21',637 ' · " '15,653 1934 7,201 25,613 '"' 12;420 1935 6,677 -- ~S3,704 ""' -~11,2S3 1936 6,20sl~ ^21,147: · - ' 10,482 1937 5,942 18,869 8,604 1938 _.. 6,463 ' 20,719 - 11,226 · 1938 (November) 7,089 22,437 - 10,423 ' Sources: Relief figures, House _ Appropriation sub-, committee hearings, additional- 'relief " appropriations, January 6, 1939, Table 19, page_33. Unemployment figures,', American Federation of Labor, American Pederationist,.: January, 1936, 1937 and 1939. Remember, the above figures are in thousands, ivhich: means add three more ciphers to any figure in the _table. Picture, if you will, 7.08B.OOO families stumbling'along "on the Roosevelt-Hopkins-Corcoran-Eecles way of American prosperity. Picture 22,437,000 individuals--many of whom you know personally--depending on the Government for daily bread. And picture 10,423,000 men and women trudging the streets looking for work. (That's a familiar phrase; the President, as a candidate, used it seven years ago when he was making his first promises In trying to get into office!) And that's the picture today. Anyone knows what a drag on the family purse it is when even one In the family is out of work, or when a relative's family needs to be taken care of--the rent paid, food bought and insurance premiums kept up. Think of taking care of 10 such families! Think of taking care of thousands! Think of 10,000! Think of 100,000) Think of 1,000,000! And then remember that there are more by far than 7,000,000 families in this country being taken care of today by the Government! No such astronomical figure as that faced the Nation in the worst conditions under Republican rule. That such conditions should exist for nearly seven years is simple proof that the New Deal has done nothing, basically, to bring back prosperity; it is simple proof that there is something wrong with New Deal policies. WOULD AID FAEMER IX SHOPPING Fayette County Pomona Grange, at a recent meeting, adopted resolutions opposing daylight saving time. Included was the following paragraph: "Much of the work of the farmer and those engaged in agriculture in the summer time is delayed in the day until the dew and moisture of the night are dried by the morning sun, the afternoon being the long half day's work for tho farmer." Just where the fanner finds an argument In the foregoing against daylight saving for the cities Is not clear. The explanation is that much of the farm work is delayed until the sun gets well up. Since the city stores will be open an hour earlier, why should not the farmer-utilize that extra hour in the morning to do his buying? There is no restriction on him as to what hour his hired help shall begin work. Merchants fix their opening hours to suit conditions, daylight saving time or standard. The farmer has the same privilege. We repeat, he has the advantage of that extra hour In the morning to drive to town after some needed piece of machinery, a hoe or a scythe or whatnot, and be back before time for his help to begiu work. Then the day is his to do as he wills. Farmers do not make a practice of dropping their tasks in the latter half of the day to go to town. That ~ Sl'BIXG TIME IS CLEAX-UP TIME April showers and May flowers aren't far away, "means spri"rig~cleanirig timer " · - - - - - And spring cleaning shouldn't mean just shaking out .the" rugs, .washing the'curtains, and dusting that little-used ·spare bedroom. It^should-me'an a tlefuiite, planned program for putting property in apple-pie"order, not only to improve its value and appearance, but to help prevent that dread destroyer that strikes when we least expect it--fire. Trash-filled 'outbuildings are perfect incubators for fire from a carelessly dropped match or cigarette. Check over fireplaces and chimneys--from now on, such incidental heating units .w.ill - be used move and central systems less. As warm, sunny "days come, be especially careful to keep grass cut and fields clear of debris. Never burn brush when there Is a wind and have water handy in case matters get beyond control. A number ol progressive communities carry on general spring clean-ups each year as a civic function. Parkings are tended and beautified, fences repaired, and old flre- traps are torn down. Fire departments and other municipal bureaus cooperate and direct the drives.. The result is a more attractive and safer town--and a town whose resident's may feel proud of it. Every community which doesn't do that now should think it over--and start the idea going around. It pays dividends in dollars as well as less tangible values. Just when Connellsville will have its annual renovation of premises has not been announced. Now is the time t o make ready. ' . . . JTUSSY ABOUT HUMAN NATURE Poor Neville Chamberlain! When he came back from .Munich, having saved Great Britain from war, he was i'dolized. He knew and Britain knew that John Bull was not prepared; neither was France. But now, listen! The man with the umbrella is the target of bitter attacks in the press for allowing Germany to make its second march into Czechoslovakia. It may be the prime minister had some misgivings all the time as to whether Hitler could be trusted, but he did his best to stave off a cataclysm. And the people of Great Britain were with him. The throngs that almost mobbed him on his return were ample evidence. They wanted peace. They still want peace. But it may be that a sterner attitude toward the dictators will contribute more to that vnd than holding out the olive branch. THE NEW HARVEST HAND -**£ What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Pi ess Columnist. Tho truth is that American diplomacy lias no very clear idea ot what has just happened under Herr Hitler's auspices in what uas Czechoslovakia and thereabouts. I'm certain that references to the Czechs and Slovaks, to Bohenrnn- Moravis, to Ruthenia and to the Carp a tho-Ukraine sum up os a pretty meaningless jumble to the average citizen of this republic. He recognucs he names of n rev.- cities mentioned n dit-patches, such ns Vienna, Buclci- PiUcn (on account of its b«cr) and Prague. Bui places like Svaluvd, ·venderske, Torhcgyabc and Br.tti- ilava? Naturally the slp.ns on their vhUtlinfl posts don't mean a thins. Somu of thf m arc not cvtjn pro- except locally. KOI nstance -- the important city of 'rzmysJ? An eminent Americun Reofirr.phur ij on record to the cffett :iat it isn't pronounced a', uli, it's sneezed. Then there's the neighbor- ng city of L\vo\v. U*, in th it pi:ic.i.'s vicinity, is ;s mixluic oJ W, V ,.nd F. The authority ;u^t previously quoi/vi umts out U:.jl IAVOV; t* nclUwr pio- nouncvd nor .snccn-d; il's cougni'd, How U Works. I once knew an American, quik' ·aromlntnt, in the publicity world, whose nfiinc v.'Ub SldtiaU -- pronounced, in our language, with the accent on the first by liable ar.d. with .he vowej m the second iylluble con- STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. ______ BROKEN You may recall in the New j ferment account of the reeding of the fK'e thousand, th.a after the few loaves and fiihcs had, under the miraculous power of. thu Master, been u^cd for the feuding of a multitude, Jesus required His disciples to gather U'i the broken pieces "that nothing be lost." These v.-o: di, were symbolic of .Jesus' consuming ink-rest ri · fragment 1 , ol every kind. They v/'Te :-ioken in this insUncc about broken pieces of bread, but thuy showed forth Jesus' divine solicitude for broken manhood, V.:okcr. hopes, broken nmbitlor.j. We- do i ot know to what use Jcu.^ pu'. the hi oVii-'.i pieces cf brt'hd after they wi-rc KiUcrcd PIECES up, but we can assume that lie made some good use of them. U was the burning passion of His lift; that nothing be lost. Ho gathered up the broken pieces of time, nnd in less than three yuirs fulfilled such a ministry th»t the world has been a different place since His passing. He gathered up the broken fragments of thought which had comu lo^vn from "the post ancj cry?i ll lh/t,d them in the gospel. He ^.ittit -pd up the broken, pieces of hum rut ty Chattered by sin and riViorrcl in these living fragments fajln. con -.\c i nce and honor. No fr,;ment »/:. too smali to be cons-don^ 1 w too broken to be »'f u e * H*J gathered them up'.h love and inttght "that nuth ni; be lost." \VASHINGTON, official inside version is that Cham- before the U. S. Treasury declared Dei-lain, Daladier and Hoosevelt had its 25 per cent tarift penalty against some inside information about what Hitler was going to Their buying in Germany has fal- t inevitable, therefore were not sur- len off this way (Comme:ce Depart- prised. They may have known it in the sense that, as all Czech fortresses lad been delivered up to Hitler with -he Sudetenland, everyone knew he cou'.d take the rest whenever he decided to break his promise. Apparently they did not know he would his word right alter the Ides of March, or even this year. That Chamberlain was caught flatfooted is evident in the fact that he was at that very moment publicizing trade rapproachment with Germany, sending a mission to Berlin. And Mr. Roosevelt told his press conference this was not the crisis he hinted at before he started his naval cruise. (Ho did not say so, but he merely knew then both Mussolini ar.d Hitler were to bring up new round millions ai\ 1937 1938 France 126 87 U.S. S4 6C Hitler's purchases from Britain and France have not declined as much, and have increased in the United States. (He has been buying mostly factory machinery here that he can- fc not get ar.ywhere else.) The Hitler* "x buying report shows (in millions of dollars): 1937 1938 United Kingdom 124 113 France 03 57 U.S. m 162 Tommy Corcoran left town un. announced last week for a vacation, troop classes; the crisis he expected | As he was the leader of the palace apparently was that still threatened by Mussolini in the Mediterranean.) They were all outwitted again. Chamberlain and Daladier are supposed here to have a definite. plan of stopping the dictators at the point where they have expected the next crisis--in the Mediterranean. But no one here believes they will or can do anything effective about Rumania or Memel. insurrection against tax appeasement, the Morgenthau-Hanes appeasers are cheering. They also have other more definite indications that the President may bg on their side. Britain, France and the U. S. seem to have been cutting Hitler where it As Others Think ' MEDICAL PATENTS (New York Times.) The subject o£ controlling medical patents come up for discussion. In Chicago last week. And not lor tho first time. More than once the American Medical Association, through the public addresses of Dr. Morris Fishbein, has proposed that it become the repository ot all patents that have any bearing on the practice of medicine and that it be permitted to grant licenses under the patents--all £or The excellent inside lobbying job which saved much of Mr. Ickes' Interior Department appropriation from congressional economizing was done by his assistant, Ex-Congressman William Belter. As an ex- member he had the privilege of the House floor, and used it. What might be called the gravy bloc of the House is a group of Western congressmen, numbering upward of 25, which meets each Saturday morning, and maps plans for getting gravy. By ladling their votes to "each other, they have become a tremendous power against economy. How they sometimes work is illustrated by the story of one gravy-man who wanted a certain new National park constructed in his state. It was a project so farfetched that even the spending Ickes Park Service would not okey it. So the gravyman went to FDR, convinced him .that WPA workers might bettor be assigned to cleaning up that area than raking leaves. It worked. WPA spent a lot is vaguely called "the public | O f money cleaning up the area, so good'' The American Federation of Labor might argue with equal force I that It ought to control all patents on labor-saving machinery and processes- in the economic interest of the SIDELIGHTS the Park Service could have no more objection about the amount ol money involved. Thus the astute gravyist was able to get Park Service approval now nat:on. It is a serious question, J or an initial ?250,000 expenditure in whether any private organization | the present interior bill. An ulti- should be permitted to interfere with I mate expenditure of $8,000,000 is con- the normal nnd legal process of ex- i templated. ploiting invention's and discoveries. There is good reason to believe that Consistency has been considered a the incentive to conduct research rather cheap jewel in Washington might be chilled if the limited and recently, but it got down to the value legitimate monoply granted by the O j costume jewelry when the 25 per patent law were curtailed. j ce nt anti-Nazi trade penalty was an- The proposals made at Chicago nounced. directly at the drug industry, I The Treasury took this action on to which medicine owes much. There i the legal ground that Germany is can be little doubt that had it not j subsidizing its exports at a time been for the vast sums spent annually w hen Agriculture Secretary Wallace on research by the great chemical I was trying to arrange an export no .o^r.:i?.'-~ r;trne ft.'vrn :;s ,:r.z, IT *.nt- in tU'.l point from which '·c nj;ht . tension tiiid longitude o' i! hc.iv.cnly bod.cs lire measured. Thi. ..e' tquinox K defined by ,:^t Liking the- conception of .1 :c',tiuUb [joint called thu rne.l:i {luip.nx v. nich moves a; u n£a:iy ! , v.:iur.- 'o: vigil Policy," the nn advocate of. peace, 3. "V.'o've been fighting for .ttit'. oil over the world for Let 3 w.i!: un.til we see the i-f :hc:r tycs, then blow their houses here and abroad medicine's progress in the last generation, would have been loss spectacular. Thus ths ruicarch that resulted in the discovery ot sulfanilamide in its original form--undoubtedly the greatest advance made in chemotherapy since tlie introduction of arsphenamine in subsidy to sell more cotton abroad. ,· Mr. Wallace and several important cotton officials had called on the President the day before and announced the President was sold on the export subsidy plan because the pending Smith bill would cost too much. Stanley L. Cowio ot idcrably Blurred. One day 1 wroUs | umf-im, -luw sst--', s.irjinE from cen- j Lii;on:T, a retired Pennsylvania Rail- it-. .(1 Cnmp.inv passenger conductor, a bjvy time on his 7-tth birthday anniviM.-',.iry on St. Patrick's Day as he attf tided parties, acknowledged fclicili'.ions ^nri read se\cral hundred ·v cards .md messnKos. t down lil:e this--Sczdl, And nskud j uir to century, tbu» giving U w ( i Slovak f t i e n d what U sounded like reaxin lot different dales lor ipring to him. He- pronounced it perfectly. | The '.me i/qjinox moves, uround Well, as I was saying, I think that | the mean equinox in a period ucjual arcn ib a good deal of a mystory to us. 1 to tii:H of the moon's nodes. Thia We have some experts !T the State! equinox ;ipp«.arv Uiually uround Department's division of eastern j Mjich '-'(I watn the sun eaters tnc European nifjirs who probably un- , sign of 'he Zodiac known at. the "first dei\stand this geography nnd weird of Aries." This 15 the time when Q^ys spelling somewhat, but the State J nnd nights arc tx t ual thioughout the Department, oi a whole, doesn't undersUmd. I don't believe that even western European diplomacy docs cither. It's notorious that peoples often clash because their respective languages differ and they don't fully understand one another. Why can't they clash iilso because one side can't pronounce Przmyl or Lwow, and the other side cant' pro- r.our.ce Knlair.azoo or Ypsilanti? Such misunderstandings can give I'ise to frontier disputes and such things. I've seen it occur even in England, when an American tourist wanted to get a ticket from London to BIR- ming-HAM and the railroad agent insisted that he must mean BRUNG- 'm-ng'm. I've seen it in Germany too--a foreign tourist bustled into the w ong train, because he or she was a little oil on an accent. I expect it happens here also. What Did Hitler Do? To summarize: what did Herr Hitler accomplish--so far as we're concerned--by his centra! European grab? We don't know at all dearly. We don't know just what he's grabbed. He may have giabbed it, for earth--12 hours each. The name cfjuinox^ means equal nights. During the period from the autumnal equinox, September 21, to the vernal equinox, Marcn 21, the earth moves faster than in any other poi- uon ot iu orbit. Vernal er.uinox, the astronomical constant for spring, is not always on absolute for the actual climatic season, which is usually about three weeks later. we know, to Italy's prejudice. If to we'll hear Italy squawk presently. It seems likely. Italy started totalitarianism. Germany is trying now to take possession of it. Italy is to be squashed into the background. One would think that Signer Mussolini would holler. He's being too much extinguished. Between 'em Hitler and Mussolini have had democracy on the run. But aren't there signs that iSfaziism Is becoming threatening to Fascism? Hitler rapidly is developing into the "whole tiling." I wouldn't suppose Mussolini would like it. But as to details? Tod.iy, the first day of spring, was the occas.on of the observance of unusual anniversaries nt the home of i Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Ritcnour of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Connells- viile and Mount Pleasant. March 21 is the birthday of the Ritenours' sons, Cedric J. and Rist, Cedrlc is 30; his brother just half that age, to the day. i A second child being born on the 15th anniversary of the first is quite unusual. Tho father is a brother of Mrs. W. II. Beiger of Vine street, this, city; the mother, a daughter of John P. Hist of Cross Roads, who a few weeks ago observed his 88th anniversary, and a sister of Mrs. W. S. Stjnmel of Conneilsvjlle, Mrs. Cleo a vj I King and Quint W. Rist of Cross C.-'pUin Cov/ie, who retired on Au- guuit 1, IS'J't, after 47 years of continuous scivice apent most ot the time on tin; Pittsburgh Division although at the time ot the World War he v.;ib on the Hell Gate special between Pittsburgh and New York. Five former Presidents of the United States lode on trains on which he was a crew member. They included William iMcKmley, Graver Cleveland, Theodoic Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and William VI. Taft. In 1883 wncn Captain Cowie was on a tr.iin operating over the Southwest Brarch lo Uniontown the train was marooned near Connellsville because a bridge had washed j3ut. He swam through the flood waters to get food for the passengers. He was a member ot the crew on the first trip to Johnstown after the flood of 1889. the treatment of syphilis--speaks for | The sauce for the rj. S . cotton goose itself, not to mention the equally , has therefore been labeled poison for valuable work done in extracting a n d ) the U. S. importing ganders. But no ·synthesizing vitamins and hormones. one win pro t es t much. Since a considerable percentage of the profits earned from patents is Harry Hopkins, the right hand plowed back into research, medicine man isJhav jn g a } ob gettjl f g a busi . has .no great cause to complain of nest -man in as head of his bureau of the present system. Indeed, there is j f oreign and domeft i c more and more reason to believe that the research function of the chemical companies will gain in importance if commerce. Three have turned him down: D. M. Nelson, Sears-Hoebuck V. P.; William Bait of S. K. F.; John Biggera, the they are permitted to make the most Unemployment census taker. Latest of patents in accordance with the invUa tion has confidentially been spirit and the letter of the law. The submitted to Carl Convvay, board control of the quality and effective- chairman of Continental Can, with a ness of new Pharmaceuticals is an- simi , ar resulted expected . other matter--one that should be left to some Government agency with the power to act under a really effective food and drug law. Changes of temperature, causing expansion and contraction of the strings of a piano, account for most of the sour notes caused by its being i "out of tune." Roads and Mrs. J". X. Elder of Pit- If President Roosevelt's foreign policies get the United States into a war, Major General Smedley D. Butler, reined commander of the United States Maiines, will see to it that the President's son, James Roosevelt, a lieutenant-colonel of Marines, will be in the front line General Butler, who has been in Connellsville on three occasions, maintains a ' stay-at-home m i l i t a r y policy," whereby this country would protect American shores only, is the only one certain to preserve peace. Butler declares it will take 1,000,000 men and 7,000,000 tons of supplies to invade the United States, which he holds isn't going to be done soon. Addressing the Wcsleyan University Conference it Middleton, Conn., on QUATRAINS . SlKll. 1 saw a Hash of red today A flash ol red a-bobblng: And thlnklrg spring is on the It set my pulse throbbing. Counsel. No mailer, t-o i. what others ay. Or even if they jeer," Ju5t do vvhat'fa right from day to day You'll be successful iiere. Women's Choice. Why iaugh at Kits the women wear Although they may amuse? I Ihink by far rnacl'. Cunnier :ue Tile hllbbands women choose. 1 stand and listen -with delight To bingirg birds. Thou- iru^ic has no need of trite And foolish wolds. Factographs The ladies aro to carry walking sticks the coming summer, according to Paris. The sticks have vanity cases in their tops. Membeis of caravans in the Sahara TRAILEK STATUS DEFINED (Cumberland News.) The moot question, "When is a trailer not a trailer?" gats the answer, "When it" is not being trailed," in a decision of a Federal court in Texas. Federal Judge R. J. McMillan decided recently in San Antonio that a trailer detached from an automobile has the status of a building. Trailers used as dxvellings have brought to attention a number of problems. Most serious among these are the welfare of children in trailer- housed families, and the obligation of heads of such families to pay something for the public advantages they enjoy. It is apparent Stray Thoughts By S. M. DeHUFF Today's the day when some fellows' fancies turn to thoughts of love --others' to visions of rug beating and wall paper cleaning. Between you and me, Mr. Editor, maybe that wasn't as much of a typographical error as you thought. According to the newspapers, the Pirates .started their 1939 season off in normal late September form. An attractive and very appropriate display in the Carnegie Library lobby was Miss 'Sally Seaton's contribution to St. Patrick's Day. And a soothing letter from a ^ Miss Elaanor Smith o£ Leisenring, Pa: "Mr. Samuel DeHuff: Since everyone else has been telling you how much they enjoy your articles, I am taking the liberty of telling you just what I think of them. To be perfectly frank with you, I think they are quite lousy. Any man that will make ., the statements about the best Presi- ' dent this country has had since Lincoln, then call himself an American citizen, such as you do, should be tarred and feathered. He may not seem an 'Angel of Mercy' to you who have plenty, but to the rest of us, he is somewhat of a God-send. At least we all hove plenty to "eat now, even if we don't have the best of everything else. "For our sakes, kindly add yourself to that list of 'Forgotten Folks.' It will be the most appreciated deed you have ever done"--and since Miss Smith signs herself "Very truly yours," I a«-ume she means just what she says, and my profound thanks for ' her frankness. A lot of Lenten In France thousands of working, pledges of self-denial are as short people ride to and from work on , lived as New Years resolutions. Per- bicycles. Automobiles are required I sonally, I think a Ncsv Castle murdof* io stop so that bicycles may pass jury did a very swell job of verdict- ai-ounS them. ' j r .g last Friday. Let's go to press. that families encamped for any considerable time in one place should bear a just share of the costs of schools, police and fire protection and other public services. Numerous court rulings have interpreted special relationships such families bear to the community. The San Antonio case rules that a house on wheels receives the responsibility of a home in a community when its motive power is detached from it. desert sometimes bury fiat loaves of bread in marked places in the sand for hungry caravans that may follow. Mystic signs on the loaves give the news. A diet built around lean meat is said to be reducing and healthful. Eggs, cheese, vegetables, truits, bread, butter and coffee are articles on this diet. the other

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