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TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 1933. THE DAILY COURIER. CONNELLSVILLE. PA. PAGE SEVEN. ANNUAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL OPENS "FRIDAY WASHINGTON, Mar. 21.--Thomas Morgan, Jr., climbed right out on a cherry tree limb today and announced that the annual cherry blossom festival this yeai will be iield March 24 to 31, inclusive. He admitted irom his precarious perch that he felt a bit shaky. He hasn't as yet received assurance of cooperation fiom capritious dame spring, who contiols (he blooming of the trees. "I'm just hoping." said the chairman of the Cherry Blossom Festival Committee, "that those little pink buds on the tamous Japanese cherry tices will burst into bloom at the right time." The festival, however, will be held this year on schedule, blooms or no blooms. Invitations have been sent out and grandstand seat 1 ; are being erected. There is always a possibility that all that the guests will see will be the bare limbs of the trees that surround the tidal basin. The trees have a habit of confounding those who try to predict when they will bloom. For several years the trees have acted UD, either blooming earlier than scheduled or delaying their appearance then blossoming suddenly and unexDOctecilv. much to the chagrin of the committee "This year," Morgan said. "I'm making no predictions. Last year I incautiously set a date for the blooms. A lady c.ime UD from Florida and after waitmc MVP dnys wanted me to pav her hotel bill." He said an erroneous imorcssion had circulated that many of the trees were chopoed d^wn last winter to m?ke room for the Jefferson memorial. Only 18 trees were removed and they wni e transplanted else- \vhrie. he said. "Fact is, actually there are more cherrv trees than in anv previous year." Morgin said. "The display will be just as bcaut'ful as ever." The cherry blossom festival will be inaugurated Friday with the crowning of Pcggv Townsend as queen of the netals. Following that a military drill will be quite appropriate, Morgan said. President and Mrs. Roosevelt will bo there. Where will the cherry blossoms be? Morgan wishes he knew. ,Tartan Relays i Summaries Ban on Gas Bombs In Industrial Disputes Sought WASHINGTON, Mar. 21. -- The Senate Civ.l Liberties Committee recommended today that the National Firearms Act be revised to prevent use of machine guns and gas bombs in industrial disputes. Its report to the Senate completed the series of findings of the committee on what it ermed the four chief instrumentalities of anti-unionism-strike-breaking, industrial espionage, private police systems and industrial munitions. The report was based on evidence compiled during a two and one half year study of alleged violations of free speech and assembly ,-nd undue interference with the Tight ol labor to organize and bargain collectively. The committee, composed of Senators Robert M. LaFollette, Jr., Prog.j Wis., chairman, and Elbert D. Thomas, D., Utah, announced that it will submit legislation soon. 329 Driving Permits Withdrawn in State HARRISBURG, Mar. 21.--Motor code violations caused withdrawal of 329 driving permits during the week ending March 15, the Safety Bureau announced today. Operating privileges were restored to 174 drivers. Of the total withdrawals, 34 were revocations and 295 suspensions. Cards of 18 motorists were revoked for drunken driving. Revocations to dale this year totaled 818 and suspensions 2,432. The Accident Prevention Division reported it suspended during the week ending March 11 the driving privileges of 195 motorists for 90- day periods for violating the 50-mile speed limit. Co-Defendant Following is a summary of the Carnegie Tech swimming iclays Saturday in which Connellsville High's senior team took second place while the Coker Junior High tied for second honors: Senior High Meet. Qualifying Round. 200-yard free style--First heat-Won by Connellsville; Carrick, second; Grecnsburg, third. Time, 1:47 3. Second heat--Won by Eric Strong Vincent; Duquesne, second; South Hills, third. Time, 1.45.3. Thiid heal--Won by McKinley, Canton, Ohio; Westinghouse, second. Time, I 1.43.9. I 200-yard backstroke--First heat--I Won by McKmley; Connellsville, I second; Langley, third. Time, 2:05. ! Second heat--Won by Strong Vin- I cent; Taylor Allderdice, second; j Westinghouse, third. Time, 2:12. | 200-yard breast stroke--First heat --Won by McKiiley; Carrick, second; Westinghouse, third. Time, 2:08.4 (new meet record; old record, 2:14.8, by Westinghouse in 1938). Second heat--Won by Strong Vincent; Clairton, second; Schenley, third. Time, 2:23. MO-yard medley--First heat--Won by Connellsville; Westinghouse, second; Greensburg, third. Time, 1 30.6. Second heat--Won by Stiong Vincent; Schenley, second; Allderdice, third. Time, 1:29.2. Third heat-Won by McKmley; Duquesne, second; South, third. Time, 1:24.4 (new meet record, old record, 1:28.4, by Erie Strong Vincent, 1937). Finals. 200-yard free style--Won by McKinley; Strong Vincent, second; Connellsville (Clemmer, Cross, Frazier and Keffer), third; Duquesne, fourth. Time, 1:42.9 (new meet record; old record, 1:43.7, by Erie Strong Vincent, 1937). 200-yard breast stroke--Won by McKinley; Carrick, second; Westinghouse, third; Clairton, fourth. Time 2:07.9 ( new meet record, bettering 2:08.4 set in qualifying round). Connellsville (Buttermore, Jack Foley, Boyle and Baldwin) did not Colette Tricot, co-defendant with "Bluebeard" Eugene Weidmann and two others in murder of American dancer, Jean de Kovcn, is pictured in the dock of Versailles courtroom, Weidmann is said to have confessed the slaying and three others at his "murder villa" at St. Cloud, outside Paris. West Newton Free Library Opens April 1 WEST NEWTON, Mar. 21,--West Newton is to have a free library beginning April 1 lh"ough the combined efforts of the Junior Woman's Club and the Friday Reading Club, It will be located in the Girl Scout's "L.llle House." The library, with Mrs. Emma Campbell as librarian, will be open from 4 until 6 o'clock on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons and fiom 7 until 10 o'clock coch Saturday evening. When it is formal!/ opened, there- will be 600 volumes on the shelves but to this number the juniors will add through a house-to-house canvass for books and funds under Mrs. Chester Baughman's supervision. A library boaid, headed by Miss Clara Kraosm includes Mrs vice-president; secretary; Mrs. Carl Culler, treas- of the Junior Club, Lynian Theemler, Mis, Josepn Scholl, qualify. urer, and Mrs. Baughman, Miss 200-yard backstroke-- Won by ! Mary Cump^on, Miss Ruth Balen- Connellsville (Blaclca, Boyd, Col-1 tine, Mrs. William Whetsel, Mrs born, Daugherty); McKinley, second; Strong Vincent, third; Allderdice, fourth. Time, 2;06. 150-yard medley--Won by McKinley; Connellsville (Blacka, Jack Foley and Colborn), second; Strong Vincent, third; Schenley, fourth. Tune, 1:25.8. Junior Hieh Meet. Qualifying Round. 100-yard free style--First heat won by Westmghouse; Langley, second; Carrick, third. Time, ;55.1. Second heat won by Herron Hill; Arsenal, second; Latimer, third. Time, :523. 100-yard breast stroke--First heat Fred Pippert, Mrs. Claude Mitchell, Mis. F. D. Tarr, Mrs. Ear! Albir and Mis. J. W. McCauley. Song Writer Married. TEMPLE, Ariz., Mar 21.--Her. Otho C, Moomaw of the First Cnris- tian Church said he man led Nacio Herb Brown, Hollywood song writer, and Elizabeth Kellogg. :44 5, by Duquesne, 1932). Finals. 100-yard free style--Won by Herron Hill; Arsenal, second; Latimer, third; Westinghouse, fourth. Time, :53. Connellsville (H. Frazicr, won by Baxter; Herron Hill, second; ' Floto, Sherrick and Dwne) did not Langley, third. Time, 1:10.4. Second | qualify. heat won, by Latimer; Carrick, sec- 100-yard backstroke--Won by ond. Time, 1:17.7. Herron Hill; Connellsville (Motti- 100-yord back stroke--First h e a t ' m c i , Ca.-'.wright, Rush and Cough- won by Herron Hill; Connellsville, i enour), second; FiCtn Avenue, third; second; Fifth Avenue, third. Time, I Langley, fourth. Time, 1:06. :59.4. (New meet record, old record 1:04.7 by Langley, 1937). Second^ heat, won by Langley; Westinghouse, second; Latimer, third. Time, 1:06.4. 75-yard medley--First heat won by Carrick; Langley, second; Connellsville, third. Time, :18.5. Second heat won by Herron Hill; Arsenal, second; Allderdice, third. Time, :43,7. (New meet record, old recoid 100-yaid breast stiokc--Won by Baxter; Herron Hill, second, Langley, third; Carrick, fourth. Time, 1:10.5 75-yard medley--Won by Herron Hill; Carrick, second; Connellsville (Rush, Coughenour and Dwirc), third; Arsenal, fouith. Time, :43.7. (Ties record made in qualifying round.) Automatic Revocation Of License After Fourth Violation Is Proposed Divorces Socialite. HOLLYWOOD, Mar. 21.--Charging wilful cleseition, Welburn Heyburn, stage and screen actor, was granted a clivoicc from Jane Eichcl- bergcr, wealthy New York and Cleveland socialite. Dies in Canyon Body of Mrs. Edward Doliorty, 42, wife of a prominent magazine writer, was found in wild hill country behind Beverly Hills, Oal. Police said bluff at foot of which the body was found was not steep enough to have caused fatal fall and began search for an unidentified man. By ROSS DOWNING United Press Staff Correspondent. HARRISBURG, Mar. 21,--A pro- proposal to further reduce Pennsylvania's highway death loll through labeling careless drivers and automatic license revocation after tie fourth motor law violation was before the 1939 Legislature today. Conceding the difficulty of matching the near 30 per cent reduction in automobile deaths achieved m 1938, State safety experts weie studying the bill carefully in the hopes it might carry on unabated the success of the 50-mile speed law enforcement. The measure was introduced by _Senator Charles A. P. Bartlett, R., "Northampton. It was drafted by the legislative reference bureau along plans suggested by Fred C. Kline, Bethlehem, director of pubLc safety. A complete revision of the operators licensing system, the bill would establish drastic standards for all drivers and increasingly sharp penalties for successive violations of safety laws. The system would be put into full operation next year and the legular licensing period thereafter would expire February 20 instead of January 31. Licenses designated "Class A" would be issued at the start to all licensed operators. The number of years a drivel had operated a motor vehicle without conviteion of a violation ot the motor code would be marked on the reveise side and perfect records indicated w.th a star. If more than one violation were recorded against a driver the number of years since the last would be indicated. After the first violation bearing a fine from S10 to S25 the "Class A" license would be lost for at least a year and must be surrendered to a local magistrate who returns it to the Revenue Department. On payment of -?2 fee the license would be' returned with the Class A corner removed, making the license type "B." The next violation would repeat the same procedure and the license returned as a "Class B probationary" type. Th.s license is issued only on written request of the operator and on payment of a combined fee of $15, $5 for the license and $10 for "Class C plates" which must be displayed on the front and rear of all vehicles operated by a Class C driver. It is estimaled 10 per cent o£ drivers will receive Class B cards and less than five per cent, Class B piobationary. And further violation brings revocation of all operating privileges for a year. Any driver who is demoted to Class C for drunken diivmg or lail- | ure to stop and render assistance I may operate a motor vehicle only from sunrise to sunset. Any Class C driver who has his license privileges revoked for ordinary cause must wait an addit.onal year before they may be leslored. While the bill is more severe than the great majority of State licensing laws, the system of penalizing habitual violatois has been widely advocated. The James Administration has indicated no position on the measure, but has pledged its full support to other strong safety measures such as l.cense suspension for specdirg which is credited with a great part of respoiibibilily for the 1938 i eduction in fatalities. The State Motor Police hove fixed their goal for 1939 at 20 per cent t e d u c t o n which would cut the 1937 toll of 2,564 in half Colonel Cecil M. Wilhelm, acting head of the motor police, said late last week that excessive speed on the State's hightt avs was the ' exception to the rule." T R I B E NEEDS I N F I E L D E R S IN FLAG RACE Weak at Second and Short as Another Title Chase Is Started. RESTOFOllTFIT APPEARS GOOD Dies in Chust Editor's Note:--Following is the first of a series of IS dispatches on the major league baseball clubs as they make ready for the opening of the 1039 campaign. When the-series is complete, George Kirksey, United Press baseball expert, will write about the situation in each league in two additional dispatches. By GEORGE KIRKSEY United Press Staff Correspondent NEW ORLEANS, Mar. 20.--When Oscar Vitt goes to bed at night his fervent prayer to the baseball gods is, "Please give me a second baseman and a shortstop.' 1 If the diamond God should answer Vitt's prayer you won't have to break up the Yankees. The Cleveland Indians will take care of them. The Indians had the Yanks rocking on their heels last year as late as July, but sprang a leak, or to be more explicit, came apart at the seams and came m third, 13 games behind the Gotham Goliaths. Hope springs eternal in the besom of the Indians every spung. This ycai is no exception. They have six major league outfielders (including Holdout Earl Avenll), a patching corps that need not play second fiddle even to the Yankees, and a sound catching staff but the middle port of their infield is strictly something the cat brought home last night Cleveland has 12 mflelders , in camp, more than any other American League club. Vitt hopes to fashion some sort of a second base combination from this array of tnlent, but his chances appear shm. His only hope seems to be to make a deal for a classy second baseman or shortstop or otherwise wind up with Lyn Lary, presently a stubborn holdout, and Odel Hale around the keystone sack. Right now they have Skeeter Webb, a pint-sized shortstop, and Oscar Grimes, son of the old-time Cubs' first baseman, cavorting around second. They can match or surpass Lary and Hale afield but can't hit with them. ViU frankly admits the Ind'.ans will never win the pennant until they Bet a second base combination, and they haven't had one since Joe Sewell and Bill Wambsganss helned Tris Speaker's club roil home to the flag and world's championship 19 yeaiE ago If you can overlook the heart of the infield, the Indians are defini iely chfmDlonshiD class. They are well fortified at first with Hal T.-osky and at th;id with Ken Keltner , one of last year's prize rookies who drove in 113 runs. Their outfield packs dynamite. Jeff Heath, with a .343 average and Ben Charjman from the Red Sox, with a .340 mark, were second and third to Champion Jimmy Foxx. Avcrill hit .330. Then there's Bruce Campbell, Roy Weatherly and Julius Soiters, who was a big flop last season but is back in great shape and battling to win a regular berth. If Averill doesn't come to terms he may be used in a trade to get an infielder. The best guess at the regular outfield is Heath, Weatherly and Chnnmnn, with Averill going away. The pitching mainstays will be Bob Feller and Mel Harder, each 17- game winners lasi year. Feller, with added poise and confidence, may graduate to the league's No. 1 pitcher. Johnny Allen, apparently fully recovered from an operation on his e'.bow, will give the Indians three potential 20-game winners if complications don't set in. Behind this trio the Indians have Johnny Humphries, who won nine games last year and is ticketed for a big year; Willis Hudlin, still holding out; and the two good-looking rookies from New Orleans, Joe Dobscn and Tom Drake. Bill Zuber and Al Milnar are two others who may figure in the pitching assignment. Frankle Pytlak and Rollie Hemsley, who has taken the pledge again, to behave himself, will share the catching. The fact that the Indians are loaded with ball players who have reputations for being haid to handle doesn't bother Vilt. "We have as good a behaved club as there is in the league," Vitt says Only two players gave me any trouble last year and I can handle them. What cost us the pennant last year was the fact that we Icicked away ball games we should have won. It didn't have anything to do with deportment. Just give us a second base combination, that's all I ask." Peter Lissiuk, 20, American photographer from Passaie, N. J., was killed while trying to photograph fighting in Chust, capital of Car- patho-Ukrainc, according to reports. The boy was with father, who owns a Now York film firm. Eagles Back Yoagk Flood Control Dam Proposed construction o£ flood prevention dams in the Youghiogheny River Watershed was, endoised by Connellsville Aerie No. 493, Fraternal Order of Eagles. The survey by United States Army engineers is nearing completion and everything being made in readiness for actual work on the proposed reservoiis. In a resolliUon, signed by Secretary William P McNulty and addressed to the State Department of Forests and Waters, the Eagles membership stated: "Be it resolved, that the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 493 at its regular meeting held Tuesday evening, March 14, 1930, heieby go on record of approving the survey now being made of the Youghiogheny River Watershed together with the proposed construction of flood prevention dams, and "Be it further resolved, that this organization sincerely and respectfully icquest the full cooperation of the Department o£ Forests and Waters, in the furtherance of corrplecion of this pioject which is of primary importance to the city of Connellsville." Century aseball (BabJball. typicallj American aport. . unlold a [ascinaitaB story ol the national sprang (from the "grass roots." progressed j ganl e. In this series marking tl'fl Cen- it°°ta 1S d With *° Sr °7'5 "'-uT^TvorRc wrnlal of Baseball, the hlgldlghb since paslime of millions--One hundred years | 1839 ha\e been depicted.) f HE AMERICAN LEAGUE \ Cancer Month Decreed. WASHINGTON, Mar. 21.--President Roosevelt has proclaimed April as cancer control month and urged similar action by the states to spur the fight on the disease. Traffic Safety School. STATE COLLEGE, Mar. 21.--Traffic safety methods will be studied at the third annual traffic officers training school to open here April 17. The school will last two weeks. Before the nineteenth century end- I ed, Abner Doubleday's game had 1 seen considerable revision in thej lules, changes which increased the interest of the fans as well as the players. Curve ball pitching had been introduced by William Arthui Cummings in 1867; nine called balls gave the batter first base in 1879; Charles Waite. first baseman of the champion Bostons, introduced the glove in 1875; the first-bound catch was abolished in 1883; the pitcher's box was moved to 50 feet in 1881 and 60 feet, six-inches in 1893; Catcher James Tyng of Harvard brought in the mask in 1877 and William (Buck) Ewmg of the New York Giants the big catcher's mitt in 1890. In 1889, the four called-balls rule was adopt- i ed. These refinements all helped the | game. I Other Leagues Start. More opportunity for the development of ball players was offered with the forming of the first minor league in 1877, and in 1882 competition for the National League arose in the founding of the American Association which operated in six cities. The American Alliance brought eight more cities into the picture, and preser.tly the Union Association another eight. j Rivalry between these groups was ] intense and was heightened when the i National Brotherhood of Ball Flayers. 1 which included many stars, decided to break away from the National League in 1889 and organize their own league. This was an ill-fated' enterprise. It led presently to the death of what was then the American ! Association. When the Spanish-American Wai- broke out, the National League decided to drop four cities--Baltimore, Louisville, Washington and Cleve- land--and this move led Ban B. Johnson, then president of the Western League, to evolve plans for a new major league. Back-bone of Baseball. In 1901 a tremendously important factor in organi?ed baseball--the minor leagues--achieved new prominence and power with the formation of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues. From coast to coast this association cemented a close bond of friendship and cooperation which exists on an even wider scale today. The minor leagues, under the direction of the National Association, while N providing the backbone and sinews of organized baseball and the training ground for major league stars, have expanded and prospered in theu\own right. The American League entered the national baseball scene in 1901, with eight cities lined up--Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Baltimore, Washington, Detroit and Milwaukee, the latter to be replaced in 1902 by St. Louis. Ban Johnson was an aggressive leader, and his new league flourished. Inter-league competition resulted in the development of more stars, produced better baseball and the sport was rapidly taking the road 'eading to its present-day perfection. Deferred Maintenance. WASHINGTON, Mar. 21.--The Interstate Commerce Commission is- S'leti a report estimating that steam railways had put off doing $283,820,- OG8 worth of needed maintenance work on their properties. Man Slips on Soap. NEW YORK, Mar. 21.--John So- beshuk, 47, slipped on a cake of soap in his bath, fell through a window and plunged five stories to his death. S T R E A M L I N E .·'BESH PLUMS ,'EANUT BUTTE SMALL MILKS ,1ED KIDNEY WYAHDOTTE DE 3RAPEFRU1T J SODA C R A C K E F SWEETHEART C Brillo Soap or KEGLUR 2 """"· 15 Large 14 SHEEN BEANS SLICED BEETS 3UTTER K E R N E Bis =u (0 GROUND BEEF 2 Ibs. 29 R 2 £ - b - I J BEEF BOIL lb. 11 CM 3 ROUND STEAK Jb. 27 3EANS B ^ a S PURE LARD Lb -7 AL cu,r [ 5 PORK CHOPS lb. 22 UICE 2**-25 BUTTER 2 "»· « S 2"" 10 CATSUP 3 B "25 HIPS 5"°- 25 COFFEE 3 "« 29 P G OR KIRK'S FLAKE SOAP 3 for 10 10 BARS 33 Brer Rabbit Molasses No. ty 3 '·= 15 No.2'/ 2 TM 21 No - 2 5 DELMAIZ Crushctl 0°" 2 c * n s l5 4 N °- 2 25 R U M F O R D B. POWDER 6°* 10 L CORN « ° - = i a JACK JILL DESSERT 3 Pfc s 3 10 BJLLTOHELP HOMEOWNERS HARRISBURG, Mar. 21.--A bill to make home ownership no bargamist receiving relief, public pensions or public employment is being sponsored by E. Kent Kane, Republican, of McKean county. The bill is designed to encourage home ownership. The same legislator put in. a bill to authorize trust companies to lend money on character loans without collateral up to $300 for 18 months at interest not to exceed l ] /i per cent l a month. Liquid-Tablets Drops SaUe-Nose S A L V E Relieves COLDS Price IOC 25C y IT'S NOT PARAPH!" The robust, ruddy merchants of early England made a flourish of the pen at the end of their signatures - a paraph they called it-as a safeguard against forgery and imitation. Modern descendants of the paraph are the familiar trade-marks you see advertised in this newspaper every day. These protect you against imitations and shoddy goods. They stand for products which have been tried by millions of people with satisfaction. Read the advertisements regularly. They will save you many weary hours of haphazard shopping. They will help you budget wisely for your family and your home ... and gain full measure of value for each dollar you spend.

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