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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 7

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, March 9, 1938
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 0, 1038. THE DAH/T COtmiER, CONNBLL3VTLTJ0. PA. PAGE SEVEN. NTOXICATED PEDESTRIANS -'RESPONSIBLE FOR MANY XUTO FATALITIES IN STATE IN 1937 o- HARRISBURG, Mar. 9.--A campaign to eliminate the "drunken pedestrian" as well as the drunken driver was urged by Commissiener Percy W. Foote of the Pennsylvania Motor Police. He said: "Our accident records show thnt almost 10 per cent of the total automobile fatalities in 1937 were attributable to Intoxicated pedestrians." Of the 1,282 fatal accidents during the year in which pedestrians were involved, 206 resulted in death to persons under the influence of liquor, he said. COMPENSATION FOR AUKf INJURIES MAY REDUCE ACCIDENTS HAERISBURG, Mar. 5. -- State Representative ludor Ostroff, Philadelphia, believes enactment of broad legislation providing compensation for injuries, dcith and damages regardless of the factor of responsibility would 'go -ar toward decreasing the State's hlgi traffic accident toll. The proposid legislation would contain fcatuics of both the financial responsibility law used in Pennsylvania and 2.' other states, and the "compulsoryllabillty insurance plan" adopted In Massachusetts. The plar would provide that: 1.--A stile compensation fund be established probably by Increasing nutomobit registration and driving- license fes. 2.--PnTflents to accident victims be madffrom this fund, the amount based c* severity cf injury or damage am'on the victim's earning capacity. 2.--nymcnts for medical, funeral find natcd expenses bo subject to a maxlium established by law. 4 payments and related piob- lemsbe decided by State board, to olimlate unnecessary court expenses. ,' 5.-The driver causing injuries or darnges be prohibited from regtster- jnjpr operating a motor vehicle until le, ir his- insurer has reimbursed th'lund. Former Local Girl Rescued From Home In California Flood Word has been received here by relatives that Miss Gertrude Solsson of Venice, Cal., near Los Angeles, s safe from the flood and is with relatives in Los Angeles. Hoi home flooded and she had to b». taken to safety in a boat. Miss Soisson is a sister of W. H. Soisson and A. D Soisson. A sister, Mrs. Theresa Gibson, of Venice, who has been, visiting relatives in the East, returned to Connellsvillo from Philadelphia where she was the guest ol a sister, Mrs. Michael Weidingcr. BOYS BLAMED FOR WRECKING OF COAL TRAIN FROM CITY PITTSBURGH, Mar. fl. -- Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railroad police were seeking the identity o£ five or six boys suspected of having tampered with the switch responsible lor the derailing of the locomotive and front section of a 39-car Connellsvillc-Pittsburgh coal train Saturday night at Overbrook. None of the five-man CTOW was hurt. Had the derailed cars fallen to the left instead of to the right, they would have plunged 50 feet down an embankment toward Saw Mill Run boulevard. Several boys had been noticed at the scene an hour before the accident by the engineer of a train which passed safely, according to a company official, and a nearby tool box had been broken into anc several tools stolen. Former School Teacher Dead. SOMERSET, Mar. 9,--Mrs. Alice Idclla Grombllng,' GG, a native o Jcnncrs township, Somerset county and a former school teacher In Dale borough, died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Franklin A. Miller of Gelstown, near Johnstown. Hc'r husband, Charles E., died in 1908 She leaves six children and 30 grandchildren. CONNEULSVILLE'S BEST Last Times Today A Story You'll Never Forget! MILLIONS CHEER ITS GREATNESS ! 1 Tumultuous with the b l a z i n g t h r i l l * of 1-, America's romantic r yesterday comes this | emononal love drama! Spectacularly produced by the c r e a t o r s ol "The Good Earth" and "CaptainsCouragcous" 1 CLARENCE BROWN'S Production o) M-C-M'J GREAT $5,000 PRIZE-TITLS. CONTEST PICTURE! ' CLARENCE BROWN A e«if of thouttndt with WALTER HUSTON · JAMES STEWART · BEULAH BONDI GUY KIBBEE · CHARLES COBURN · JOHN CARRAD1NE fcM» PUT h RRADBUItY FOOTE Pr*i«f*4 fc» JOHN W CONSID1NE, [R A M « t r o * G o f c / w y r i . M « y c r P/efl/r« Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen In rwrs I "FREE and EASY"L_ETML THURSDAY ONLY! Action! Excitement! Thrills! U N D E R C O V E R CROOKS! t'lus · MiltJlritton and His Orchestra n nil Comedy Cartoon \i'\v r i c t n r l n l · Thursday Night CASH NITE A t t e n d .Mnlhive mid He Klidblc for AvJinK Upholds Opera Tradition Frederick JftRel, American t«nor, uphold tho best traditions of tho Metropolitan Opera in New York when Giovanni Mnrtinelli, singing the rolo · of Khadamc* in Verdi's opora "Aldn," collapsed on tho stage. Jagcl rushed to tha opera in * cab, The curtain was held 19 minutes, attar which Jagcl took up the performance, which was being broadcast. Ho ii ehowa with bin tw» «ons, John, 8 and Paul, 6, in his dressing room after tho opera. (Ctntrai Prat) Jean Hersholt Begins 26th Hollywood Year; Outlasts AH Others HOLLYWOOD, Mnr. 8.--With a bow to the Copenhagen tailor whose skill started him on his career, Jean Hersholt drained n bowl of bologna soup today and began his 2Gth uninterrupted year as a movie star. ' No other actor in this turbulent town can claim any comparable record. Only Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Wallace Beery and Slim Summervllle, of all the celebrities who worked with him in the incredible Hollywood of 1013, still survive. They all were subject to long layoffs and hectic ups and downs. Hersholt alone of the galaxy of Arbucklcs, Reids, Normands, Farn- ums nnd the others whose names meant headlines two decades ago, worked steadily on, through boom and depression and war and peace to make a total of 440 pictures. In (ommcmoration of his 25 years before the cameras, 20th Century Fox studios held a luncheon at which the curly-headed, twinkly-cycd Hersholt was honor guest. He felt em- barrnusod. He cracked a joke about the pea soup with the sausage in it and jircdlcted that the next course wouW be ham. When It turned out to be squab, he was delighted. At his right was his wife of 24 years (their marired years may make another Hollywood record) and at his left, his son, Allan, whose mother used to push him in a baby buggy outside studio doors so that his father within would sec and be brave enough to ask for work. Allan now Is a newspaperman, covering Hollywood for a string of Scandinavian papers. In Horsholt's hand was n file of congratulatory telegrams and cables. One was from his tailor in Copenhagen. "He of nil men is responsible for my start In Hollywood," Hcrsholt said. "When I came over here as an actor from Denmark, I rode to the end of the street car lino to the Ince studios near Santa Monica. Then I walked the rest of the way through the sand. It was hard going, because I was dressed in a morning coat and striped trousers nnd an ascot tie and patent leather shoes. I was trying to make a good impression. "I asked to sec Mr. Incc but he didn't sec me at all. All he saw was my clothes. There had never been such a rig as that in Hollywood and he hired me at $15 a week. A couple of weeks later I was playing cowboy and Indian. I'd be the cowboy taking potshots at the Indians. Then Id quickly change my clothes and be on Indian. In one scene I was wounded and I did such n fine job of groveling in the dust that they gave me a raise. My new salary was $18 a week." Wilh prosperity at hand, he sent to Montreal for Miss Via Anderson, the girl ho loved, and married her here. For several years he played villians, comedians, Indians nnd whatnot for Incc. With his salary ,,t SIO a week and production at a halt he went to another studio to seek work, "I went inside to ask for a job " he said, "but I couldn't steel myself to say the words. Then I noticed mother outside, wheeling Allan In his buggy. I got the job." Having played as leading man for virtually every studio here, Hcrsholt now is a little grayer, a little plumper, and a little busier than ever before. He's working now in "Alexander's Ragtime Band." He goes immediately into "Censored" and hi s contract calls for continued work for many years to come. He lives comfortably in his home in Beverly Hills. He has one o£ the finest libraries here and n 'Danish bar in his cellar, where !ie serves schnapps to his friends. He's found time to philosophize on the vagaries "f earning a steady living in Hollywood. "It reully is very simple." he "I get to work on lime every morning and I presume that the director and producer know their job', as well as 1 do mine. I don't try to tell them what to do and when they tell me, I listen When nignt comes, I go home :.nd st.iy oul of (rouble and that's all tlllTC IS tO It." DAY AT C A P I T A L A S I N T E R P R E T E D BY DAVID LAWRENCE DUCATION BOARD PAYS CONFERENCE SPEAKER; IRRITATED BY REMARKS Continued ftom Pace Three, o explain to the board tnat he had eon "Jiidded" because of some of 10 icmarks at the speaker, adding tiat the one in particular was where Dr. Myers was reported to hnvc told tic teachers that "in 30 years they'll ust be ducctors," referring to the chool board. He then added that tie bill be paid "and get It over with nd notify the State thnt we're pay- ng the bill under protest." "I think we're all haywire," dc- ·lared Mr. Strawn. "Pay the bill nd forget him entirely and make ure that we don't get him here again." He insisted that it was up 0 the members who voted to with- lold payment to make the motion to tay tile bill. Director Campbell moved that the bill rendered by Dr. Myers for crvices rendered at the institute bo aid and that a letter be sent to the State Dopnrmenl of Public Inbtruc- lon advising It that the bill was icing paid "under protest of some members of the board." It was suggested that the letter of protest be signed by the president and thoiC directors who disapproved of the speaker's remarks. Director Zollurs objected to the motion,' saying that he would voto for the first part but not for the second. The motion was then divided Into ,wo resolutions with Director Camp- sell emphasising "don't call him 'Dr.', just call him 'Mr.' Myers" and the name was thus wnttcn Into the resolution. On the motion to notify the State the title of "Dr. was retained but this was the motion that was lost. After Superintendent Smith had advised Dr. Myers thut the board would not meet until'Mnrch 7, the New Yorker wrote: "Thank you for your letter of February 18. I note thnt the Connellsville Board of Education will hold its next mccUng on Monday March 7. I am happy to accede to your suggestion that I defer action until after this meeting takes place 1 can readily understand that the Continued from Page Four, here incidentally is substantially thi same thing thnt European countries Raid nftor our Hawley-Smoot tarlf law, putting on prohibitive duties against their products, wont into effect In 1930. They put up reprisals Including exchange restrictions anc quotas to limit the entry into their countries of American goods. So Jar as our domestic trade wa is concerned, it involves for the mo mcnt only the traffic in Intoxicating liquors nnd permits all sorts o graft situations to arise. In Indiana for example, the politicians hav "port of entry" privileges, something restricted, to a Javorcd few polltlca leaders known as "beer bnrons" whc act as middlemen through 'vhorr alone the wholesalers in Indiana can have out-of-statc beer shipped. Thi Is tribute exacted for the benefit o the Democratic state administration in Indiana, which, incidentally, come down here nnd, from the steps of thi White House, tries to tell uprlgh men like Senator Van Nuys he can not be rcnominnted to the Senate on the Democratic ticket. To the caaual observer. It wil seem curious thnt such o tariff sys tern can exist inside the Unite* States, especially in view of Sectioi 10 of Article 1 of the Federal Consti tution, which says: "No state shall, without the con sent of the Congress, lay any impost or duties on Imports or exports, ex cept what may be absolutely ncces sary for executing Its Inspcctioi laws. When Justice Br.mdeis wrote hi opinion upholding the California lav --which, by the way, has since beei repealed by California as n matter o fairness to her sister states -he wa faced only with the proposition tha regulation of commerce under Ih commerce clause of the Constltutio; superseded or in some way tiunliflc the absolute right of states to cxclud intoxicating liquors as provided li the 21st Amendment. He refused t sanction a rewriting, In effect, of th new amendment. No' contention was made, howcvci in this case, that Section 10 of Artlcl 1 was being violated or that, undi the guise of inspection laws, \vh amounted to tin import duty was ct tually imposed on beer coming int California. Theic was no effort un der California laws to stop the sal of beer manufactured inside of Call forma, so the exclusion had not th remotest relationship to the wet dry question. It would seem that the Suprem Court of the United Suites w-11 b asked iome day to rule directly whether the 21st Amendment has al so wiped out of the Constitution Soc tion 10 of Article 1, by which state are forbidden to impose Import dut ies. Certainly, the purpose and pla meaning of the 21st Amendment . to prohibit the importation of beer o other liquors into n state In vlolatiot of its laws. But this 13 tor differen from a situation in which a state doe not say it wishes to exclude Jmpor tations altogether, but, on the con trary, says that importation is actu ally permitted--provided a duty j paid. One u, a case of embargo to keep out nn undesired product, nnd th other is a ease of regulating the Im port lee so as to protect home indus tries. It never was intended by th 13 colonies that there should be on. protective tauff system between th states, and yet, using "jnspeitloi laws" and now a Supreme Court decision on an Isolated and tcchnlca question, various states arc rising tc provide profit for a favored few in their borders by means of tariff sub sidles. Small wonder that 7»IicWgan nnd Missouri have rebelled and ar determined lo force the removal cv erywhfro of tlje^c ti ade bnrrier laws against their own proctjcts. DRUNKEN DRIVER WILL BE GIVEN MEDICAL JESTS BY DOCTOR NEAR ARREST SPOT Spccinl to Tho Courier. HARRISBURG, Mar. 0. -- The drunken driver will be hauled off the road by Pennsylvania Motor policemen and examined immediately by .he nearest reputable physician-- :hcn if found guilty at a hearing have his driving license lifted for six months--Governor Earlo ordered. The object of the drastic icgula- tion which takes effect immediately --the Governor said, was to abolish "fixing" of drunken-driving cases. "Many reports have come to me of so-called fixing of cases of drunken driving before local police officials," he explained. "It is obvious these reports are almost impossible to verify. In order to end this condition, if it exists, as well as to drive that deadly menace--the drunncn driver--from our roads--T have given the following instructions: "Effective immediately all motor- ists giving evidence of being under the influence of liquor will be taken immediately .by the Pennsylvania Alotor Police to the nearest reputable physician for examination. "Upon certification by the physician that the motorist is intoxicated, he will be given a hearing by the Department of Revenue. "If the facts are borne out at his hearing, the license of the motorist will immediately be suspended for a period of six months, in addition to suffering prosecution for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor." / Earlo emphasized the physician's certificate would be sufficient, and that the doctor who conducted the examination would not have to appear at the hearing. He said that circumstance is what makes many physicians reluctant to examine drivers suspected of being intaxlcatcd. officers of the board would have no authorization to take further action relative to my payment until the board meets. I note that you will bring the matter to the attention of the board at its March meeting. I will take no further action, therefore, until March 10. I assume that If the board sees fit to authorize payment at its meeting on March 7 the check should reach me by March 10. "One mcmbor of your board received n completely erroneous im- pression to the effect that In my Friday afternoon talk I had cast suspicions upon the honesty of the board in relation to the granting of teacher contracts. I assured him when he spoke to me of the matter, and I assured the audinccc at the Saturday forenoon meeting, that such was not my intention. I further stated that I had not the slightest reason to doubt the financial integrity and honesty of members of the Connellsvjllo school board." Here's the OUTSTANDING value In our entire history . . . an opportunity to Ktl th** Hvinif room suite you've always wanted at a Having. Massive pieces In up to date dcslffife, with beautiful durable coverings. Siiili-s that were lirilt to sell at almost double the special low price offered during this great event. Living Room Suites ax Low as $79.50 Do You Need a New Living Room Suite? 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