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LAST E DITION The Best'Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. PRICE 2= VOL. 36, NO. 107. The Weekly Courier. Founded July 17, 1819. Tho Daily Courier. Founded November 10. 1002. MorKCd. July 18. 1029 CONNEULSVILLE, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 10, 1038. TEN PAGES. COKE, COAL PRODUCTION HIGH IN 1937 Fifth District Shows Big Gain Over Previous Year. FOUR FATALITIES AMONG 4,421 MEN Production of beehive coke in 1937 in the Fifth Bituminous Inspection District showed an increase ot 354 per cent over thnt o£ 1936 while the soft coal output in the corresponding period gained 06 per cent, according to figures made public today by Richard Maize o£ Uniontown, Sta'^ mine inspector- for the area that embraces the Connellsvillc zone. A- total ot 885,306 tons o£ coke was manufactured during 1937 as compared with 194,880 tons in 1936, a not increase of 690,426 tons while the yield of coal last year aggregated 3,651,480 tons as compared with 3,197,625 tons in 1936 or a net increase of 1,453,855 tons, the report revealed. Largest individual producer o£ coal during 1937 was the South Union Coal Company with mines at South Union Nos. 1 and 2 with 737,692 tons while H. C. Frick Coke Company was second with 570,338 tons. Republic Steel Corporation, operating the Davidson and Trotter mines here, was third with 512,217 tons. There were in operation during last year 37 of the 57 mines in the district with employment being furnished 4,421 men. There was a total of four fatal accidents while serious accidents of a non-fatal nature numbered 50 and less serious accidents totalled 282. The serious accidents are those that keep employes idle more than 60 days and the less serious of minor accidents are those tha" cause less than 60 days idleness. The district had an average production of 912,847 tons of coal for each fatality. Mines embraced in the district arc Bitner, Oliver Nos. 2 and 4, Baker No. 7, Frederick, Fair Oak, Eagle No 2, Crawford Nos. 2 and 3, Nixon Doris, Indian Creek No. 1, Markleton, Tormay, Mdcroft, Contincnta No. 1, Lemont No. 2, Lincoln, Salem Crystal, Davidson, Trotter, South Union Nos. 1 and 2, Trecport No. 2 Snider JIo. 2 and Lemont No. 1. Production of coal by the various companies follows: Baker Coal, 20,787. - . Bortz Coke, 12,825. Bute Mining, 1,478. Commodore Coal Coke, 199,836 Davidson Conncllsville Coal Coke, 82,832. Duncan Ruanc Coal, 2,294, Fair Oak Coal, 20,834. Fancy Hill Coal, 178,282. Faywost Coal, 141,204. H. C. Frick Coke, 570.38G. Guseman-Hall Coal, 5,939. Hill Brothers Coal, 2,610. Indian Creek Coal, 50,897. E. A. Jones, 3,580. Juniata Coal, 14,288. The Koppcrs Coal, 219,935. Lemont Coal, 20,457. Lemont Coal Coke, 424,279. Lincoln Coal Coke, 197,365. Mount Braddock Coal Coke, 13, 292. National Coal, 26,780. Charles Nearhouse, 950. Old Home Fuel, 115,897. Reliance Coal Mining, 61,546. Republic Steel Corporation, 512, 217. South Union Coal, 737,692. John Stannis, 3,918. Hospital Patients. Richard Johnson of Dunbar and J C. Benford of Rockwood have bee admitted to ConncllsviUc State Hos pital for treatment. Just Off the Wire PITTSBURGH, Mar. 10.--Chart Alvin Jones today submitted h resignation as county solicitor so h could devote his time (o his cam paicn for the Democratic gubcrnato ml nomination, WASHINGTON, Mar. 10.--Publ Works Administrator Harold L. Ick today refused the request of Prcs dent Wendell Willklc of Common wealth and Southern Corp., (h PWA hold up aid to cities In buil ing public power projects durln negotiations for purchase of priva utilities In the Tennessee Valley. Seattle's Mayor Arthur B. Langlic, conscryativo Seattle, Wash., councilman, is pictured above. He was elected mayor . of his city by n big majority over Lieut. Gov. Victor A. Meyers, "who had tho backing of the C. I. O. SC.fn.tral Frets) Orchestras Which "Swing" Ballads To Be Cut Off Air By United Press. DETROIT, Mar. 10.--Leo Filz- atrick, manager ol Radio Station VJR, decreed today that orchestras vould be cut off the air whenever ney started "swinging" old-time allads. 'I issued an order to the station rew to stop this bort of thing after heard our own orchestra massacre Annie Laurie,'" Fitzpatrick said. I used to listen to my mother sing hat song and it's semi-sacred to e." An engineer "pulled the plug" on nationally-known swing band Vcdncsday night when it "got hot" vith "Coming Thru the Rye." The anti swing rule applies only o -'programs without commercial ponsors, over which the station ixerciscs control. Special to The Courier. Approximately 5300,000 will be expended at. Connclls- villo Airport for construction and installation of buildings and facilities of tlie War Department which has leased three acres of land there from the city, Congressman J. Buell Snyder notified The Courier ly telegram late this afternoon. The telegram states: "War Department accepts lease airport acreage. "Buildings anil facilities contemplated when completed will cost approximately $300,000. "Installation of aviation equipment such as radio, weather and sounding devices amounting to approximately $120,000 will be installed. "My committee is also recommending munitions storage facilities to be built under hills along Route -10 in that vicinity." School Board Committee To Meet Council Tonight On Addressograph Bill Ribbentrop Gets Jibes In London; Plebiscite Call Stirs Austrians I. C. C Refuses Plea for Coal Rate Reduction jnemployed Here Receive $62,696 During February Unemployment compensation benefits paid'through the Connellsville district office in February amounted o $62,696, Secretary of Labor Industry Ralph M. Bashore announced at Harrisburg. He said that compensation benefits passed the $6,000,000 mark during :hc week ending March 5 in Pennsylvania. Other payments in District 9, embracing Conncllsville, included: Greensbure, $52,939; Jeanncttc, $38,601; Latrobe, $39,092; Moncsscn, $96,075; New Kensington, 571,738; Uniontown, $134,152; Waynesburg, $12,152; Washington, $121,819. With new applications for jobless payments steadily declining, Bashore pointed out that the new social security bureau had paid out $6,079,308.05 in 531,329 checks during the first five weeks. New claims filed during the last week in February totalled 20,333, a 22.3 per cent decrease under the preceding week. By United Press. WASHINGTON, Mar. 10.--The Interstate Commerce Commission dismissed today Western Pennsylvania coal operator complaints that carload bituminous coal rates from three producing districts to Buffalo, N. Y., were "unreasonable." The coal companies attacked the rnlcs, ranging from S2.09 to S2.39 per to'i, asserting that rail-and-Iake schedules were much lower. Commissioner Joseph V. Eastman dissented in a sharply worded opinion in which he asserted that the situation is "absurd." Eastman said the lake-rail route rate now is $1.46 for the same distance. Complaints against the existing rates were filed by the Rochester and Pittsburelx. CoaL. CompBnv«W.,com-' panics on the Pittsburgh and Shaw- nut Railroad Company in the Rcy- noldsville district, and by the Western Pennsylvania Coal TralTic Bureau, an association of mine operators in the Frccport, Pittsburgh and Connellsvillc districts. The Baltimore and Ohio opposed the rate reduction but the Pittsburgh and Shawnut Railroad Company owned by the same interest 1 ! which control some of the mines it serves, supported the coal companies' plea. Kennedy Will Test Strength Of CIO in May By United Press. HARRISBURG, Mar. 10.--Entrance of Lieutenant Governor Thomas Kennedy into the turbulent gubernatorial campaign paved the way today for a major test of Committee for Industrial Organization political strength at the May 17 primaries. With the support of. John L. Lewis, CIO chairman, the secretary-treasurer of the United Mine Workers of America will seek the Democratic nomination. His opponents will be Charles Alvin Jones, Pittsburgh attorney, who was slated by the State Committee, and Attorney General Charles J. Margiolti, who is conducting an independent campaign. Leisenring Men Found Guilty In Schmitz Holdup Special to The Courier. UNIONTOWN, Mar. 10.--"Guilty as indicted" was the verdict ot the jury that heard the holdup and robbery charges against George Pustay and John Langgle, both of Leisenring No. 3, alleged to have "stuck up" E B. Schmitz' service station in South Eighth street, West Side, Connells- villc, August 6, last, in a verdict re turned this afternoon before Judgi Ross S. Matthews. Schmitz had charged the two men held him up at the point oJ a revol vcr, one struck him along side of th head, causing a deaf condition It develop and robbed him of cash. Pustay had presented an alibi tha he was at a dcntibt's office at Un iontown having a tooth pulled whil Lanjgle insisted he had taken rela lives to a doctor's office on the da of the robbery. District Attorney James A. Roilly branding LangRle as a self-confcssc robber, vehemently demanded a con viction for him and his co-defend ant. BRITISH, DUTCH HAVE AIR CANNOT BASE IN HAWAII By SANDOR S. KLEIN . United Press Staff Correspondent. Copyright, 1938, by United Press. WASHINGTON, March 10.--The Government h a s rejected, for reasons of national defense, the applications of British and Dutch aviation interests for permission to establish commercial air bases in Hawaii, the United Press learned today. The major reason for refusal was the Government's unwillingness to expose its Hawaiian defenses to view from foreign-flag airlines over which it would have little control. British interests sought Hawaii as a stopping place on a proposed Pacific airline from Australia to Vancouver, B. C. The Dutch were said to be interested in extending an air service from the Dutch East Indies into Manila and then to the United States via Hawaii. A Government official explained that if permission had been granted, there was a likelihood that other nations--he specifically mentioned Jupan--might beck similar concessions. Pan-American Airways at picient has a contract with the New Zealand government to carry the mails between Hawaii and that country. The contract contains a clause which would permit suspension ot the agreement if the United States refuses applications by British commercial air interests to utilise American Pacific island ports. Thomas D. Gardner Honored by Roiary On 81sf Birthdav Thomas D. Gaidncr,' the "gran young man" of Rotary here, wa honored by his follow members of th club on the occasion of his 81st an nivcrsary. In bchalt of the club Dr William H. Hetrick presented hi: with a huge bouquet of flowers, wit the expressed hope that he will con tinue many years with the club. Asked by the minister how he ac counted for liis being so hale whc past the allotted time in life, M Card 'er replied: "I just keep on hv ing from day to day. There is noth ing 1 have done or that I have done." He told the Rotarians he the youngest of five children, foi of whom are living. He has a siste 93. Attention was c.illcd to the another Rolarian "has a birthday to day- old. -M. B. Prycc." He is 62 yea A committee of three school di- eclors will meet with City Council jnight at 7:30 o'clock in City Hall "talk over" the Board of Educa- on's delinquency in paying for its hare ($1,015.35) of the cost o£ the ddressograph system that has been stalled in the city treasurer's of- cc. President Clyde R. Wcihe Monday ight appointed Directors James H. trawn, Worth K. Balslcy and Clyde Campbell to meet with Council nd arrangements were made for the )ccial session. Although the city and county have aid their proportionate share of the ost, School Board has withheld pay- ;cnt. President Weihe, at a previous tccting, said Council was too Iree i spending taxpayers' funds and elt that as a result of holding up he check that governmental body vould be hesitant in the future in ontracting obligations. Checking of the minutes showed lat Director Balslcy and former Director Robert E. Wilhclm had been ppointed to look over the addrcsso- raps and their report spoke very ighly.-oij--it,- -listing-five important dvantagcs il it was installed. The ommittce made no recommenda- ions, stating that it was a matter or the board to decide. Later the ludgct for 1037-38 carried provision or paying the school board's cost. The matter came to a head at the iehest of Director W. L. Zollars, who aid Mayor Ira D. Younkin had asked hat a committee meet with Council o settle the matter. "My opinion is that this should bo closed," he said. Director James H. Strawn commented that the board should admit t was negligent in looking after the matter. Yczhov . . . escaped poison plot Details of a plot to assassinate Nikolai Yczhov. above, present chief ot tho NKVD--tho Soviet acccct police--were given at the Moscow treason trial following testimony of the "poison murder" of Maxim Gorky, famed Russian writer. Gcnrikh G. Yagoda, former secret police chief who "wanted to become a Russian Hitler", pleaded full guilt in the treason trial and admitted ordering tho death of his predecessor in office and trying unsuccessfully to poison Yozhov. Five Hundred Ringnecks Being "Planted" in County Three hundred ringnock,. pheasant cocks are being distributed in the county, the Fayctte County Fish and Game Protective Association was informed at a meeting Tuesday night in Unionlown. A hundred were put out Tuesday in the south end of the county, 100 Wednesday near Fayctte City. The remainder will be planted Friday in the north end of the county. Next week 200 hens arc to be received. All come from the game farm near New Castle. At the same time it was made known applications have been filed with the State Game Commission for 3,500 day-old pheasants which are to be laibcd by sportsmen's organizations. They will be ready in May. English Anti-Nazis Yell "Get Out" At Hitler Emissary. HEAVY GUARDS AT . FOREIGN OFFICE HOUSE TO LET SENATE UNEARTH MORE REVENUES Plane Safe After All-Night Battle With Wind, Rain By United Press. RICHLANDS, N. C., Mar. 10.--An American Airlines transcontinental passenger plane, after an all-night battle with wind, rain and fog, landed on an emergency field two miles south of here at 6:30 A. M., today without injury to Its seven passengers and crew of three. One wing and tho"propellor~of the big plane were damaged in the forced landing. Pilot B. A. Carpenter said he would make no attempt to take off again. Arrangements were being made to entrain the passengers to Washington. The compass of the plane failed to function properly shortly after the plane left Washington last night, it was reported. The ship was enroute from Newark Airport to Los Angeles by way of Washington and Atlanta. Carpenter reached Charleston, S. C., but was unable to land because of fog. He turned back, and new all night over the coastal section of North Carolina until day break, when it was light enough to set the plane down on the emergency landing field. His gas was almost exhausted when he put the plane down near the W. B. Venter farm. Chautemps Quits When Financial Demand Rejected By RALPH HEINZEN United Press StafT Con espondent. PARIS, Mar. 10.--Leon Blum, socialist leader, agreed today to attempt the formation of a popular front cabinet extending all through the left to the Communists, in succession to the government of Premier Camille Chautemps. PARIS, Mar. 10.--Premier Camille Chautemps and his cabinet resigned today, after seven weeks and two days in office, because their own followers in the Popular Front conl- ition had rejected their demand for extraordinary financial powers to safeguard the treasury. With his written resignation in his pocket, Chautemps faced the Chamber of Deputies today to make a ministerial declaration in which he announced that Socialists and Communists of the Popular Front coalition refused to support him. He saic that unless they changed their minds he would resign. Socialists and Communists re- maincd unmoved. With a gesture o disgust, Chautemps left the tribune waved to his cabinet ministers t follow him and at an informal meet ing in a chamber ante-room the cab inct made its final decision. Members went at once to Elysec Palace where President Albert Lcb run was waiting, and there Chau temps handed the president the res ignation. Lebrun By RICHARD D. McMILLAN LONDON, Mar. 10.--Anti-Nazis houted "down with Ribbentrop" to- ay as Joachim von Ribbcntrop,_ erman foreign ministei, arrived at" he foreign ofllce for a conference irith Viscount Halifax, foreign sec- etary. It was an unhappy augury for the cgotiotions between Great Britain nd Germany on European problems, which this and other talks dur- ng Ribbentrop's visit are to be the asis. A heavy police guaid ktpt dcmon- trators away from Victoria station esterday when Ribbentrop arr'.vcd. There was an unusually heavy guard oday at the foreign office, in Down- ng street across from No. 10, the irime minister's official residence. Mounted and foot police guarded 11 approaches to the foreign office nd the courtyard at its center. Motor traffic was strictly controllc'd. However, some 50 anti-Nazis man- igcd to penetrate the police cordons. Ribbentrop's limousine drew up at the "foreign office entrance, preceded --an almost unprecedented thing in uch circumstances--by a Scotland Yard detachment in motor cars. As Ribbentrop, ab usual smartly dressed, morning coated, silk hatted, stepped from his car, there were shouts of "get out Ribbentrop." The demonstrators gave the left front clenched fist salute. Ribbentrop, his Jace stony,' gave no sign that he icard. There were reports in usually well informed\quartcrs that Ribfcc-ntrop lad instructions to tell Lord Halifax that Germany Was likely before long to try to get the Czechoslovakian ovcrnment to grant a substantial measure of autonomy to Germans in Czechoslovakia'" By JOHN R. BEAL United Press Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Mar. 10.--House leaders proceeded with the lax bill ;oday, content to leave to the Senate the work of finding additional revenue sources capable of yielding $62,000,009 to $67,000,000 annually. The bill was believed that far short of the $5,330,000,000 annual income it is intended to give the Government because the House eliminated its 20 per cent surtax provision affecting closely held corporations. The Treasury studied new sources of revenue to maintain government income at its current level. Although Treasury officials were reluctant to discuss any o£ the "replacement" taxes, it was understood that one ot the alternatives would be to broaden the income tax base. Adoption ot an amendment by Representative John W. McCormick, D., Mass., striking out the so-called "third basket" tax surprised leaders yesterday and they adjourned the House despite a previous agreement to stay in session until the tax bill had been enacted. Chairman Robert L. Doughton, D., N. C., hurriedly called a meeting of Ways and Means Committee Democrats but after a two-hour session they parted without any plan beyond a decision to Continued on Page Six. Condition "Not So Good." Condition of Robert Barr of Greene county, accidentally shot at Point Marion Sunday, was reported by Uniontown Hospital attaches this afternoon as "not so good." R e p u b l i c a n C h i e f s Hold Peace Meeting By United Prcj^. PITTSBURGH, Mar. 10.--Republican leaders from 24 central and western Pennsylvania counties came here today for the "harmony" meeting called by Allegheny County Republican Chairman Frank J. Harris to work out a plan "to keep bitterness out of" the primary campaign. As the meeting opened, Harris emphasized that the conference would not be used to further the candidacy of any one. Rumors had circulated that Harris was prepailng to make known his own possible candidacy for lieutenant governor. Regarding subjects to be discussed by the Republican leadeis, Harris said there might be some talk ol methods of keeping "hopeless candidates out of the field for the lesser offices ot Congress and the State Legislature. He pointed out that in the primaries four years ago there were 79 candidates for the legislature in his own district. began consultations a once with political leaders in hope o selecting a new premier--perhap Chautemps himself--by tonight, that a reorganized ministry coulc face Parliament not alter than In middle of next week to make it declaration and seek a vote of con fldence. MARINARO DENIES HE EVER PLANNED TO KILL ANYONE UNIONTOWN, Mar. 10.--Takin the witness stand in his own de fensc, Joseph Marinaro, Connells villc beer garden proprietor on tria for the murder o£ John Monosky o Davidson last ·September 5, mad sweeping denials of damaging state ments that he allegedly made VIENNA, Mar. 10.--Troops, gendarmes and police forces guarded key cities of Austria in force today, fearing outbreaks by angry Nazis as the result of Chancellor Kurt Schusch- nigg's call for a national plebiscite Sunday on the country's independence. " " Gendarmerie and police reserves were mobilized for emergency service and ordered on duty to 1 supplement the regular forces. Spanish Rebels Begin 110-Mile Front Offensive By HARRISON LAROCHE United Press Staff Correspondent. HENDAYE, FRANCO-SPANISH FRONTIER, Mar. 10.--Spanish nationalists, undertaking one of the greatest offensives of the civil war, have driven back government troops in nine fierce battles along a 110-mile Aragon front, dispatches said today. An estimated 400,000 troops, 180,000 on the insurgent side and 220,000 on the government's, opposed each other along a line extending from Fucntes de Ebro, just below Zaragoza, to Montalban on the northeastern front. The Insurgents said that government lines had been broken in four sectors and that their troops had advanced an average of five miles along I the entire line. Loyalist officials at I Barcelona admitted that their troops officers following his arrest. He denied he said "I did not mean j had'b'cen torced~bacirand"«iat"the to shoot Monosky for he was my fticnd" and declared he had not told County Detective John C. Wall "I meant to kill Oppcrman (Pete) but not my friend Monosky." The Weather Fair tonight and Friday, warmer Friday is the noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Record. 1!138 Maximum . . _ 57 M i n i m u m .. .. ,,, _. 37 Mean . . . 47 1SS7 32 16 2-1 President Approves Allocation of Funds To Ssai County Mines Presidential approval of a supplemental allocation for mine sealing in Fayette county by the Works Progress Administration was announced tod.iy by Congressman J. Buoll Snyd"r. The mine coaling project, sponsored by the State Department o£ Health, receives an appropriation ot $22,992. Federal approval of a project for improvement of the Rowes Run road in Redstone township was also obtained. This item calls for,expenditure of $29,807 for conMmetlon of. borms hcnrlwalls and drainage for the road. Jury Finds Glllltj- Verdict. UNIONTOWN, Mar. 10.--A verdict ot guilty was returned before Judge W. Russell Carr in the case of George Elias ol 51 Pittsburgh street, who was tried on a charge of permitting minors to render service in a place where licensed beverages arc sold. Convicted or Paternity. UNIONTOWN, Mar. 10.--Deliberating only a few minutes, a jury Wednesday returned a guilty verdict against Joseph Rose, Jr., of Allison, charged with paternity born to an Allison girl. of a child nationalists had captured many villages. Immediate objective of. Generalissimo Francisco Franco's nationalists appeared to be the recapture o£ Bclchite and control of a strategically valuable triangle area bounded by Pma on the north, Alcaniz to the east and Montalban to the south. Boy Gels New Trial. / PHILADELPHIA, Mar. 10.--Judge R. E. Lambcrton granted a new trial for Albert Calvicllo, 1G, who in October was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the death of a 65-year- old woman. Mrs. Martha Dobbrick was beaten to death in her candy store "-vember 15, 1036, and hop daughter, Martha, beaten unconscious. UNIONTOWN MAY BE HOST TO FIREMEN'S CONVENTION Unionlown may be the host to the 1938 convention of the Western Pennsylvania Firemen's Association. The three companies at Uniontown have had the project under consideration .ind luportcd favoiably at a meeting Wednesday evening. Uniontown was host to the association 37 years ago and the firemen's executive committee is reportedly favorable to having the convention held there. Chief William E. DeBolt of Con- nellsvillc, chairman of' the Western Pennsylvania association's executive committee, taid that it was highly piobable that Unionlown would be the convention host dtu'ing the week of ihe second Tuesday ol August.

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