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PAGE FOUR. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVIL,L-E, PA. FRIDAY, MARCH 11, ISSS. THE COURIER COMPANY .,, James J. Driscoll R. A. Doncgan Walter S. Stimmcl James M. Driscoll J. Wylic Driscoll 3enera Publisher -President and General Manager Secretary) and Treasurer J Editor Associate Editor ..Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF Audit Bureau of Circulations Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association Bureau of 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 for six months by mail if paid in advance. Entered as second class matter at the Fostoflke, Connclisville, Pa. FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 11, 1938. Home Buying Versus Out of Town And Merchants' Opportunity . A speaker at the banquet of the Business and Professional Women's Clufc--G. C. Davidson, women's wear idealer, who is a close student of merchandteing--estimated :that 30 per cent of- the buying by Connellsville people is 'done out of .town.- He lald-part of the blame for this at the "doors of the~merchants.~ They have not avalled-'themselves of the opportunities at hand to provide a remedy. Among Uhe things they must-do if they are to capture that business tMr. Davidson mentioned these: -- . Increase dignified advertising., ··:. · Develop window 'display. / Keep windows and stores well lighted. Assemble complete stocks, so consumer docs not have to come back repeatedly. Study local civic problems and help develop them so suburban trade may bo attracted. Attention to the foregoing suggestions will undoubtedly help solve the problem. Take the first. There are merchants who never tell : the public what they have. They may say they do not have the moans. Advertisers find that the money thus diverted ,is their best investment, provided space is used systemati- -"cally. EL- Whether Mr. Davidson's 30 per cent estimate is high "or low or accurate, one thing stands out, according to an- : other banquet speaker, who was quoted as saying: "In the long run, this community, or any community, ·loses purchasing, power to "the extent that" it buys out of town." ~ The question put to him was: T." "Would the purchasing power of the people of Con- nellsyille be improved if we bought more locally or out- 'si'de?" Purchasing power, the" "Concrete evidence of a community's prosperity, is vested inline salaries 'and wages paid. Business and professional houses, offices and shops and the smaller home-selling industries" pay all the wages and salaries except those, of the' larger, .industries whose products have nation-wide sale. Merely-superficial study will reveal that business is a large factor in" promoting community prosperity. . "~ - ' - . ::~" Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York and Chicago are great because of the magnitude of their business. Connellsville is, or can be, relatively great according- to" the volume of its business. The greater the volume, the more employes are necessary to handle it; the larger the number of employes, so the amount paid out in salaries and wages; the larger the payroll, the greater the purchasing power. Volume of business and purchasing power of the people as a whole go hand in hand. Conversely as the volume of business decreases, so will the purchasing power, the backbone of prosperity. ' ' · The one who goes to Pittsburgh to buy or who patronizes the mail, order houses, benefits only himself or herself, if at all.'j Standard goods considered there is little difference between prices here and there. At- any rate the buyer out of town is not helping the home community. A dollar _ spent at home Is turned over 10 to 20 times", it is etsimated. ' Spent outside it benefits nobody here but the buyer. There are articles of merchandise which cannot be secured at home. Here' the obligation of. the merchant comes in. It is his duty to go the limit in providing for every need. 'But he should have the support and patronage of the public in working out the program. LITTLE BUSINESS HANDED XEMOTs' "Little Business," which raised a real rumpus in Washington at the February conference, accuses the President of trying to smother its organization named at that time and set up one of his own--one which he can control. Just the New Deal running true to form again. If its leaders cannot be bosses, they prefer to'do nothing. . Leslie E. Sanders of .Orlando, Fla.,.. a member of the committee of 12 named by the several hundred "little fellows" who gathered at the Capital, has taken tho lead in protesting. He asserts the President is "trying, very hard, not to allow the committee of 12 to meet." In a letter to Chairman-Fred G. Roth of Cleveland, Mr. Sanders quotes Secretary of Commerce Roper as saying he did not want the committee to meet "because there might be a repetition of what happened in Washington before" and that the group "had nothing to offer the Department of Commerce." Defying Administration opposition Roth has wired committee members to meet at Cleveland March 18, the slate that had been arranged to meet with Roper in Washington. Denying he was trying to "encourage or discourage" the committee, Roper admitted lie advised it not to meet in Washington. Just as the Administration has failed to show any de- Sire to cooperate with Big Business, it is exhibiting luke- ^warmness toward Little Business, if not actually antagonizing it. A good way to cement united business opposition at the polls. DRUXKEJT PEDESTELVXS COURT DEATH Along with its campaign to rid the highways of drunken drivers, Commissioner Percy W. Foote of the State Motor Police has tackled the problem of the drunken pedestrian. Says the commissioner: "Our accident records show that almost 10 per cent of the total automobile fatalities in 1937 were attributible to intoxicated pedestrians." Of 1,282 fatal accidents during the -year in which pedestrians were involved, 20C resulted in death to persons under the influence of liquor. Motorists who try to avoid accidents, who are constantly on the alert for pedestrians, will be interested in the drive to end the drunken pedestrian nuisance. A driver is never sure what a drunk on the road is going to do. In a large percentage of cases the man or woman at the wheel Is not in any way to blame. But it is most embarrassing to become involved in an accident of this na'ttire. The Motor Police head will have the support of every careful motorist in his efforts. STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. STEADYING THE ARK There is an interesting story in the sixth chapter of 2 Samuel about one Uzzah. The ark of God was being moved from one place to another and Uzzah, concerned lest it should fall oft the cart on which it was being hauled, laid impious hands ,upon the sacred ark to steady It and was -struck dead for his presumption. I TIzzah was one of these persons who believed he was divinely commissioned to manage things for the Lord. Although the ark was being conveyed according to the Lord's directions, Uzzah believed that it was necessary for him to put his hand against the ark and steady it. He did not have faith enough to believe that God could manage His own affairs. There are some people who constitute themselves managers in behalf of the Almighty. They are always steadying the ark of the. Lord. Their lives arc in such coiitrast with the quiet trustfulness of those who realize that they live in a world presided over by a sovereign God and that there is much that can be left entirely to Him .Without any concern, or effort ort their part. In many things H* wants our cooperation, but never to the extent of lifting impious hands to steady the holy ark. He who notes the fall of the sparrow and numbers the hairs of our heads Is well able to take good care of any holy ark without our presumptuous Interference. ^ ESartiies -'All rights reserved--Bab son Newspaper Syndicate. W/iat's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Mar. 11.--The U. S. Government is said to be flirting with the idea of encouraging North American farm colonization in promising South American agricultural areas. It is suggested that, for one thing, no free land remains in this cour.tiy, with the result that great numbers of folk who ought to be leading rural lives are being forced into our cities, creating unemployment. Secondly, the South American republics have, in spots, large German and Italian populations, making for Nazi and Fascist sentiment. The theory is that North American settlements would counteract this tendency, democratizing our New World neighbors. - And, in a general way, the argument is that such a movement would bind our two western hemispherical continents together, in the face of n mightily' unpleasant trend almost everywhere else on earth. In the News Brief Comment on Current Events Here and Tfterc. CLOTHING ARGUMENT It is little that I care For the raiment "dandles" wear. Canes and spate. Unto hostess and to host It's the mnn who matters most, Not his hats. I'm a* sure as sure can be I'm the one they asked to tea. Not my coat! Not my troupers, striped or gray; Not the necktie I display Round my throat. If it matters what 1 wear. Send my best tuxedo there In a box. I can sit at home while they Have my garters on display And my socks. II lt'« raiment they desire. Let them hang my slick attire Out in state, But she scorns my wisdom Krave With: "You'd better start to shave! We'll be late!" Congratulations to Thomas D. Gardner on his 81st anniversary. It r as duly observed Thursday by his Notary,, associates, while others remembered the day with cards or 'ords of congratulation. Tom comes f a family of remarkable longevity. He told Rotary he was the youngest f five children, four of whom are till here, one, a sister, 93 years old. No more active Individual of four ^ore and one Js to be found than Mr. ardner. Long-may he live to spread the cheer of his tmile. A FALLACY Now, not so many years ngo, I ran a farm in Argentia, perhaps naturally the richest agricultural realm on this globe, acre for sere. Many newspapermen hope to get back to the land, and I got there. I stayed as long as my money lasted, which wasn't long, and then returned to ncwspapering. I am cured, as to the Argentine or anywhere. It is entirely a misconception that plenty of land is available in the vicinity of South America's important centers, where crops can be marketed. These belts are thickly settled. Tenancy is as prevalent within their limits as in the United States. Their soil is worn pretty thin, and takes a lot of expensive fertilizing. An Iowa tenant would be a sucker to migrate, say, to Santa Fe province, Argentina --and he could do it only as a tenant. Are there any like this in Con- lellsville? An almost unbelievable tory of a father's cruelty to his wife nd children was told by Western ·ennsylvania Humane Society agents nd n practical nurse, on whose testimony Minor Bell, 36, of Granville follow, in Washington county, was ent to the county jail for a 30-day entencc. A brutal attempt to force he mother to leave her bed to cook or him two hours after the birth of icr eighth child, beating and starva- lon on a bcan-and-potato diet for icr and the children, an 11-year-old boy forced to haul water until he suf- ered serious abdominal injuries-- hcse were part of the tale o£ cruelty old at a hearing before Justice of he Peace L. E. Sonds of Bentleys- ·llle. Business is feeling the impulse of disbursement of nearly $63,000 in unemployment compensation here during February. Labor and Industry Secretary Ralph M. Bashore sup)lied the figures. They included $134,000 for the Uniontown area. "WE ARE TOO SOFT" The truth is, we civilized folk cannot survive a sure-enough itate of nature. We arc too soft. We have to have telephones, sanitary plumbing, «t cetera. South America can be chewed *t only by degrees. The edge of it may seem edible The continental interior is not necessarily so digestible. As Others Think ADMITS CURSE OF ALCOHOL (Washington Observer.) In pamphlets distributed to State Liquor Store customers in this district, the State Liquor Control Board pointed out that drihinR is a "soda function" not to be carried to excess The article warned that "taken in large quantities and taken too con stantly, alcohol not only serious!;, damages vital organs and structure of the body, but, even worse, it crip pies the mind and sometimes dc stroys it." Along with that genera warning, the board also sets out tha many persons are "allergic" to al cohol in any quantity and conse quently become abnormal when they drink; they should not drink, th board said. It also pointed out a number of "danger signals" for whicl drinkers should watch as warning they are becoming addicted to alco hoi. Most confirmed drinkers, however arc fully aware of the "danger sig nals" and o£ the destructive effect of alcohol, but flnd themselves un able to break away from the enslav ing habit. The board did not ofle any particular help for those wh know they are addicted to alcohol. By saying that drinking is a "so cial function," the board no doubt i hoping to advance temperance i: the use of alcohol, but it is the ide that drinking is a social attribut that probably is the greatest Mngl factor in producing drunkards. Man youths take up cigaret smoking, fo instance, because they arc ill at cas in a social gathering and have lee sold on the idea that smoking is social grace that helps cover up thei nervousness. The same impressio in respect to liquor is being dclibcr atcly fostered by the rum interests and it is a vicious practice. The Liquor Board's pamphlet, doubtlessly were designed to cducat the public on liquor, and as such ar commendable. But the fact remain that the most effective steps th board can take to check the destruc live work of liquor is to crack dow aggressively on law breakers. Th board's simultaneous raids on Pittsburgh district night clubs Ins Sunday morning for sellinR liquo on Sunday probably will do inor ^ood than its pamphlet. Ten thousand air-conditioned cars now are in operation on railroads in the United States. Today in By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON, Mar. 11. -- Big business and big finance are often iccused of needing self-discipline, jut of rarely exercising it. What the New York Stock Exchange has Just done of its own initiative without any ·suggestion ,or stimulus from any government agency. Federal or state, is a striking example of what might be called the new conscience in Wall Street. ' , It was no easy task for the board of governors o£ the Stock Exchange to suspend the man who had for many years been its president, a man who stood as high in prestige and personal affection with his associates on the exchange as any member had in the past. To have brushed aside all personal feeling! and to have preferred charges when alleged wrongdoing was discovered is a sign that the Stock Exchange has become responsive to an awakened public opinion, which demands that business and finance police itself if it does not wish to force an even more drastic form of discipline through government agencies. The discovery that there had been an irregularity occurred through th sending out o£ a questionnaire by the Stock Exchange itself to its members. Heretofore, such inqiarles had al- ways directed only to firms with maruin accounts, but "the all- inclusive-/ questionnaire which has recently been introduced brought to the attention of the business conduct committee of the exchange facts which led to a prompt investigation by its own accountants last week. The committee did not let anybody on the outside know what it was investigating until 'it completed its statement of charges. A decision was made last Monday to file charges alleging that the Whitney concern had been engaged in "conduct Inconsistent with the just and equitable principles of trade." As soon as these charges were ordered filed and the Stock Exchange member suspended until full hearing could be held on March 17, Charles Gay, new president of the exchange, got on a train and came here to tell Chairman Douglas of the Securities and Exchange Commission what had happened, so that, when the news was released on Tuesday in New York, the Government would be in possession of all the facts up to and including the action of the committee on business conduct. It is known that the Stock Exchange committee took its action Continued on Pace Thirteen. Cost of the State'i defense of the ·H-hour work week law in the Jauphin county court "included" $9,100 spent by the Department of Labor and Industry for expert testimony. Secretary Ralph M. Bashore said a third of the sum went to Leon ienderson, economic adviser to President Roosevelt, for data that "involved several months of work and a argc staff of assistants." Wonder if they worked 44 hours each week. At least' somebody's getting some- hing out of the legislation, whether t stands th« Supreme Court test or not. Chairman William E. DeBolt of the executive committee of the Western Pennsylvania Firemen's Association says it Is "highly probable" Uniontown will get the 1038 convention of Ihe firemen which Ford City forfeited by ignoring a constitutional provision In changing the date without consulting the association. Uniontown has indicated a desire to have the meeting. It will be the first there in 37 years. About time! Attendants at the Chicago Zoological Park said today that Isiolo is in bad shape. Isiolo is a giraffe and has a sore throat--seven feet of it. Curative treatment, however, was easy. After every meal the animals have a natural habit of gargling n mouthful of tepid water. Isiolo's keepers retorted to the usual remedy and heavily salted her water supply. 'Salt used as the giraffe was persuaded to use it is flnc for humans under similar circumstances, doctors will tell you. Factograph* Officials of San Diego, Cal., claim thcr city has had only two light snowfalls in the last 100 years. Lucullus, Roman consul and general, spent 310,000 for a single meal for Caesar, Pompey and himself. The U. S. Government provides a 1,000-volumc legal library for every justice of the Supreme Court. For centuries it was customary for the Egyptian pharoah to marry his sister or half-sister so that the royal line might remain unbroken. Senator Alben W. Berkley, U. S. Senate majority leader, types all his speeches in advance, using a specially reinforced machine. The United States still has two million acres available to homesteaders. 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