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FAGffi FOOTC. I 1 Will DAILY COURIER, CONNEULSVU-iUS, PA. THURSDAY. MARCH '2:j, atht ffimtrtyr ~j i THE COiraiER COMPANY lames J. Driscol! 3. A. Doncgan Walter S. Stimmcl _ _ ,_ lames M. Driscoll ,, I. Wylic Dnscoll ,' . . Publishers 1're.McKul .iiicl Liencral Manager bci.:riUiry and Treasurer . Editor Associate Editor .mrl UUMIK-SS Manager Advcl t MliMBhK Of Audit Bureau of Circulutuns Pennsylvania Neuspaper Publishers' As.^oc'.ntion Bureau of Advertising, A. N. P A. Served by United Press and International News Sen ice SUBSCRIPTION HATES Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month; $5 per year, or $2.50 for six nonths by mail if paid in advance; 1- cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Postofficc, Conncllsvlllc, Pa. THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 23. 1930 COUKTliSIES THAT I'KOJIOTE VEACJK Japanese who live among us and know us for what we are--Americans--must be convinced we have no ambitions to lord it over other peoples. Hiroshi Saito, the Mikado's ambassador to Washington, who died recently, was among the number. He was a good friend of the United States and enjoyed the esteem of the people, ot.his official homo, Washington, to a high degree. An American cruiser, the Astoria, started this week toward the Orient bearing the ashet, of the ambassador, after high Government ofik-ials hod gathered at Annapolis to bid a solemn farewell. The Astoria was placed at the disposal of the Japanese government by President Roosevelt, although Saito held no official relation at the time of his death, having resigned because of the state of bis health. Just such courtesies as extended to a suspicious and not too friendly nation should be the means of removing some o£ the obstacles to continued peaceful relations. Undoubtedly Japan would extend a similar courtesy to an American ex-ambassador should death overtake him in the land of the Rising Sun. FATE FAVORS THK FKESIDEST Time and fate are giving Mr. Roosevelt what Congress denied him. The President has appointed four of the nine justices of the Supreme Court. The ravages of time may give him opportunity for further bolstering the New .Deal before his term expires. Justices James C. McReynolds and Pierce Butler alone remain of those opposed to the New Deal. Justice Mo- Reynolds passed his 77th anniversary February 3. Justice Butler is 73. Of the three not classed as pro-New Deal but who have often sided with Mr. Roosevelt, Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes will bo 77 April 11; Justice Harlan F. Stone is in his 67th year; Justice Owen J. Roberts, a Pennsylvanian, will be 64 in May. When a man has passed three score and ten his life is uncertain. Many things may happen to him. The appointment of William O. Douglas this week w i l l give the President four members of the court sympathetic with. New Deal objectives. The others are Hugo L. Black, Stanley F. Reed and Felix Frankfurter. With frequent support of the Chief Justice and the two other liberals, the President has reason to feel the fates have been good to him. BONE AND MUSCLE What builds bone and muscle for men will do the same for women under similar conditions. Take the old-time farm woman who toiled in the fields along with her husband. Take the modern girl athlete, with muscles like steel, ready at any time to be pitted against the strength of a male contender. This known fact makes a claim before the Long Island College of Medicine that "a new drink"--ordinary dry gelatine dissolved in orange and lemon juice--sound like propaganda for the makers of gelatine and the growers of citrus fruits. The college was told, says a press dispatch, that as a result of drinking the concoction, using a third of a cupful daily, six men doubled their muscular endurance in a. month and a half of training at bicycle riding, -while on women there was no effect. There may be scientific backing for use of gelatine as a food, since it is said to he "rich in a substance known to make muscles contract more easily," but where" is "this marked difference anatomically or physiologically between, the male bicepses and those o£ the female? Hiders of bicycles long ago learned that pedaling the two-wheeled vehicle works wonders in developing calves, ·without any "new drinks" and regardless of sex. " PAYING DEBTS ESSENTIAL Even though he was numbered among the many willing to accept generous shares of Uncle Sam's funds for his own state of Texas, John Nance Garner is concerned about what is to be the end of the practically unlimited New Deal spending. The Vice-President is fearful the Government's debt will never be paid if deficits year after year are allowed to build up higher and higher. The leader of tlie economy forces was smoked out of his refuses-to-be-interviewed retreat by a Texas minister who wrote him in connection with the liquidation of a debt on bis church property. The Vice-President used these words: "If we look to good faith in the individual, then to an equal or greater extent should we be able to expect good faith and honor of a, group of individuals, whether they be joined by economic, social or spiritual bonds. As the aggregate of character of the citizens of a nation determines the national character of that nation, so does the collective character of individuals composing a group determine the character of that group." STASDIXG OX HEAD FATAL Putting the human head where nature intended the feet should be in our advanced state of evolution is believed to have been responsible for the death of a Washington, D. C., boy of 19 who liked to indulge in acrobatic stunts. He died in a hospital from cerebral hemorrhage. Doctors, learning he had stood on his head for 35 minutes on a bet, said this was responsible. Often boy? and girls are pi-oiic'to accept dares to the point of hardihood. Girls, for example, sometimes carry jumping rope to dangerous extremes. Occasionally one drops dead from the exertion of and routimierl ,-joUing of tin- heart. Boys like- to show their prowess, in various ways, not knowing that they may be clipping years from t h e i r lives by injury to internal organs. I'aivntf w i l l lv (amis b o t h buys and girls service by o ^ c H S j o n n t l y « , i r n i n . c .-;p-iin-! r x t r o m r s in phjs.jr«; r x r r t i m i a n d emmr;nKr. JOURNEY'S END? NEWS BEHIND, THE NEW \\VVb.ijwGTON, Mar. 23.-- An o£- ! cept Russia. ricial grapevine hints Russia has de- j - vclopcd tome military rigidity in her Announcements said the Senate spine. A sound military source ad- ' Education Committee postponed s M.sfd the high command here that decision on taking up the Wagnei Russia is now "adequately prcpntcd to defend herself simultaneously dgiiinst Japan on the Manchurian border and against Hitler in the Ukraine." From a slightly less notaole source has come a similar tip that t!-.e Reds have- a fleet'of stratosphere oombers which can go "as high as 50.000 feet with 6,500 pounds of explosives ench--something for Berlin to worry about." If these things were true, Russia would have the key to the stop-Hitler movement, but even the authorities who receive the information here doubt that such is the ease. Lack of loyalty and energy (the usual spawn of communism) in the Red army is believed much deeper now than under the czar. Furthermore, the capacity of those planes TS probably exaggerated. As far as is definitely known, the best of the Hed bombing fleet is about on a par with uur Boeings. The Reds cannot stop anyone ex- What's What At a Glance STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. By CHARLES P. STEWART About as forlorn an individual as one can think of is a diplomat f a r , ! !ar from his native land, whose home, jovernment has just blown up, ieav- ng him a foreign represent.'!live with nothing to represent. Minister Vladimir Hurban, of what was Czechoslovakia, is in tliis fix in Washington now. Uncle Sam has had a number of such derelicts on his hands in ·ccent years. A diplomat whose ;overnment falls out with ours, even .o the extent of going to war with us, sn't in such bad shape. In a situation of that sort it's a point of honor for | any government to see. that the op- i position government's emissary in its j midst is sent home in style. Buck r in World War days, although we deported German Ambassador Count Von BernstorfT, we did it with every formal mark of respect; we treated him as a sure-enough mogul so long as he was on the job. But a diplomat whose domestic rulership pops overnight is left m the position of a m.-m who has had the ground suddenly jerked from under him, with no place to lar.d as he falls. He isn't recalled. He simply is terminated. He goes to bed an ambassador or a minister (extremely prominent in official Washington) and lie wakes up--nothing; countryless where he came from, an alien here, and alone. He may be flat broke, too. Russia's Queer Case. When czarism in Russia was overthrown, it was replaced by the comparatively moderate Kcrensky regime, which we recognized. It sent to us Boris Bakhmeteff, as ambassador. He set up housekeeping in a very nobby embassy, inherited from the czar, originally bought and paid for-there wasn't any dispute about that. But presently Kerensky-ism exploded. We didn't recognize the Soviets. It no longer was Bakhmete/Ts property. He had to move out. The last I knew about it he was practicing law in New York. But the embassy" real estate? For years it did nothing but stand there, on Sixteenth street, with nobody but a caretaker in charge. Of the ambassadorial staff nobody was left but Serge Ughet, who had been financial attache. Yet he no longer spoke with any authority. He lived in Manhattan. The embassy was an orphan. The caretaker himself wouldn't come to the door. Russia did, indeed, maintain a commercial office in Washington under Boris Skviriky, but it was independent o: the former embassy; the quarters weren't his. I tried again and again to discover to whom that embassy belonged; it' worth about $1,000,000. All I could learn from the State Department was that it was like an estate, left by a dead government, with no heir. Finally, however, we recognized the Soviets, and Ambassador Alexander A. Troyanovsky came into possession. So that's settled. Troyanovsky is in Russia on extended leave, but Charge d'Affaires Constantine A. Oumansky Occupies the premises. The place seems to belong to Russia all right. Austria, Spain, China? Not long ago, as we're aware, Her Hitler gobbled Austria, which put Austrian Minister Edgar I/. G. Proch- nik out on the end of a limb. Dr. Prochnlk found a position as a lecturer in a big American educational institution, taking cave of him. But who inherits the Austnan legation building on Massachusetts avenue? Republican Spain yi.=o has gone (looey. Ambassador Fernando do los Hios l.kctvise has gone in for American etHiraiion. But we haven't n successor to him yet--or recognized new Spain. Who acquires that embassy? Chincw .\mb;..-sador Hi, bhih is hanging on only by his eye 'c-c-tn. He's likely to hn\x- an rnibd = -y to pit' an ih- ms.-kcl shortly. ONE BOW SHORT "Yot all this availeth me no'.hmg i-o long is I sec Mordecni --bitting in the king's gate 1 ." The king of Persia had elevated Haman to a plncc of great honor. When he passed down the street, multitudes rose to their feet and bowed themselves to the ground in greatest reverence. But when i-iomai. counted up all these marks of deference willi winch his approach w.'is continually hailed, he found hints' 1 ! f one bow Miort, Mordecai, the Jew, sat continually in the kmg'.s gate refusing to do him reverence. And H.iman ended the account of his manifest good furttme w:th the doleful statement ttut ail this availed him nothing so long as he saw Mordocai sitting in the king's gnte--so long, m other words, as his triumph and blessings failed to balance by one bow. Everyone knows, of course, the fiile ot Haman. He was hunged on a gallows fifty cubits high. And everyone who has his spirit h;mgs rmd destroys his happiness in the same fashion. The man who despises all that In- has because be can't have all thnt lie wunU, is hastening the ronv'iiR of the djy w'.ien Itc will havo nothing. Letters to The Editor . Labor Act amendments "unanimously." Technically that is true. Nc objection was made. But the technicality covered as sizzling an inside argument as ever divided a Senate committee. Actually the line-up stood six To six on fixing a date for hearings on the amendments. Against hearings were the New Dealers, Thomas of Utah, Murray, Popper, Lee, Hill of Alabama, and LaFollette. Favorable were "Walsh of Massachusetts, Dona- hcy. Holt, Ellender, Davis and Taft. That left the decision with Senator Borah, who is for hearings--but not now. Consequently both sides "unanimously" agreed to postpone a decision in order to work on Borah. The incident adds to evidence that the White House would like to hold this situation as a club over -Hie AFL in the labor peace negotiations now being conducted under Mr. Roosevelt's sponsorship. The AFL would give nearly anything to get the Wagner Act amended, possibly even sorr.e concessions to the CIO. CAUELESS PEDESTRIANS Editor, The Courier: I am a resident of the Narrows and a motorist as well as a pedestrian. Did you over drive up or down the Narrows road when children were walking to or from school? If not you ought to some time. You Anyone who has a wet finger in the air will know why AFL is not over-anxious to sacrifice any principles for peace just now. In vase you cannot wot your finger, look: The New York Union of Oflice and Professional Workers quit the CIO the other day and joined AFL, adopting a resolution which stated: "The sorry failure" ol our union to organize office workers "was due to the fact that the union was 'captured' by an organized machine which violated its oath to serve the meir.- would find the story in your paper bership by placing the interests of All nfihu reserved--Bdbson Newspaper Syi:dica:c. SIDELIGHTS Now, instead of Uie week o£ Me- moruil Day, ib the time for the annual cleaning up of cemetery lets, according to Somerset County Favm Agent C. C. McDowell, who advocates a well-kept, well fertilized, beautiful green turn to supplant bare earth and unsightly mounds. This is possible by following the same effective program used in making fine lawns. One of the first matters to be considered is whether the soil needs lime. Lime helps control weeds and encourages growth o* the better grasses. Fertilizer is made more readily available, Mr. McDowell says, if applied m advance. The two promote dense growth of dark green grass. Weeds and a dense turf do not grow'together, and a dense turf is only possible where the ground is kept in a high state of fertility. Application of either a 4-12-4 or 5-10-5 commercial mended. fertilizer is recom- Once a good growth of grass is started, care is necessary, of course, to preserve its beauty. Do you will want to return two or three times before Memorial Day--just to see that all's well, -Adjust the mower you have taken along to cut the grass- one and a half ir.ches above the ground. High clipping is important for developing a deep, velvety turf that will crosvd out weeds, particularly crabgrass. High clipping also enables the grass to develop deep j root systems which will keep it growing during the dry weather. Clippings, it left on the ground, act as a fertilizer and adds hmr.us to the soil. FrnnU Komcndi, while' in the other were Billy Hurst, "Red" Mullen and companions, Bernard told the men that he had been, shot in the stomach during a holdup, wheieupon he was taken into the scn'ice station and placed on a table. D. William Davis (r.ot related to the victim) and another man tan for both medical and police assistance while Mullen and the others remained behind with the victim. A plan that has operated successfully in Western Pennsylvania during the last two years in curbing illicit liquor operations has been adopted as a State-wide policy by the Federa! Alcohol Tax Unit. It has, posted notices encouraging law-abiding citizens to furnish "leads" to moonshine plants by means of confidential communications mailed to the agents. The notice appeals to citizens to Tuesday, March 14, was incorrect. (The story told of the people o f ! the Narrows being up in arms | against speeding drivers.) A motorist doesn't have a chance, with school children walking three, four and five abreast, up and down the road. There isn't any place for him to get his share of the road than in the center or on the wrong side. As you will note the story read motorists travel at 75 or 80 miles an hour, which is impossible on that road of curves, with children walk| ing four abreast. You can imagine what chance one would have traveling nt even 30 miles an hour, as he has to stop at times to let youngsters go past. I believe in giving credit where it belongs, but why should there not bo a law to keep children from walking on ine motorist's part of the road when there is plenty o£ space at the other'.' It is true that children have their rights, but it is much easier for one person to step aside than for a motorist to watch n dozen children and other cars at the same time. On the Jwhole motor drivers have done fairly well along this stretch, considering the fact that there has been but ojie fatal accident since it was built, also one near fatal and a few posts torn down. As for necktie parties ,nd that wild and woolly stuff, it is the bunk. Someone evidently has been reading too many Wild West stories. What we need is cooperation by the motorists, the school authorities and the school children. HARRY H. HOSFELT. the Communist party above those of our union. In Memphis, the resident oi the Southern Tenant Farmers Union announced withdrawal from CIO. charging "Communist 4 nntrol and dictatorial procedure.' 1 In Detroit, some auto workers ur.- ions withdrew; at "Nanticolse, Pa., a United Mine Workers local withdrew and joined AFL; at Hershey, Pa., the Chocolate workers' collective bargaining vote showed: AFL. l,12n: CIO, 733; in New York the barbers and beauty culturists severed with CJO and joined AFL. House leaders hurried into a secret meeting with the relief appropriations sub-committee because they had been tipped Mr. Roosevelt's new relief request would be cut inorr than half, to ?70.QOO,000. They pleaded with the committee in the President's behalf. Their unreportcd words led the committee to believe Mr. Roosevelt's feelings would not be wounded if his requet was pared a little, say 825,000,000, Splinters--Gossip around Supreme Continued on Page Eight. cooperate Federal agents view of the burden which must be borne in additional taxes caused by the deficiency in revenue resulting from violations. "The Alcohol Tax Unit, Bureau of Internal Revenue, which is charged w;lh the enforcement of the Federal liquor laws, would appreciate receiving reports from citizens of. any violations coming to their attention and will pay rewards for such information resulting in seizures," the notice sets forth. A Moncsscn girl--Estella Matthews --hs.s, filed suit at Greensburg against a chain store to recover $5,000 on the grounds that she bit into a piece of chocolate-covered candy purchased there and broke off the "upper eye tooth" (whatever one that "may be) and loosened two adjacent teeth which, she says, have to be removed. According to the story in a Greensburg paper Estella "bit into a hard substance, such as glass or stone." The loss of the "upper ! eye tooth" and the loosening of the others v/as not her only trouble. The jaw became abscessed as a result, she says. The Living Room By "RALPH KESSLER What about a living room that's always spick and span. Where everything must toe In piece according to a plan. Chairs must stand In certain spots like frozen policemen. And not a picture on the wall to look a*now and then. Where every little speck quickly brushed away, ot dust The night that Bernard Davis, 21, of Scotldale wns mortally wounded by th:ee bandits he pulled himself into the middle ot Broadway, on which hi? brother's service s'.ation is located, m orcier to get help. Two automobiles, traveling in op- posi'.e directions, bove down on the youth as he lay in the btreet and the drivers of the cars believed there wa.s either a h i t - r u a victim or an iiUoxicHtcd m;m !yir£ .jS their c a r s j A roc ptiilrd t u n h.jlt. In one car rode ! Or nl i D. Willicnn Djvii, Jtocph Tiittol rtnrt I ol And window shades are drawn, keeping out the light of day. Where books and magazines are not allowed to lie about, Where comfort is the one thing that this. room is without. This may ho the room, notion of a living But how can one find comfort if you're living in a iombj I'd ralher sec a living room uiat'* cluttered up a bit. Where I xvouldn't be afraid upon some easy chair to sit. ·\ ccuplc of toys upon the rug tli worn litre and thure. A baby hiiKgy in a coiner, and mayh uab's chair. A couch, or maybe a lounglns seat she n'.ways have a space, And potted plant* on window sills never out of p'sce. I like to see a living room that's Irec from' style and pomp, A room that's hg'st and cheerful, one \\ here kidb may romp. A room In which you'ie not alraid to Stray Thoughts 3y S. M. DellUFF As Others Think FIFTH. DIMENSION (Washington Star.) For years Professor Einstein has been d\velling in- a world of lour dimensions, one more than the rest of mankind, and making out fairly well until quite recently, when he began to feel the need of extra space lor parking gravitation and electricity. Heretofore they had been doing the best they could in a mere four-space world, and in spite of all that could be done about it they kept on snarling up the mathematical traffic and gumming up the cosmic works. The situation got so bad that almost every day the professor would sprain a tensor in trying to expand it by the binominal theorem when there wasn't room enough or else a pet differential equation, nursed from a pup, would come limping back with a. second degree fracture hi nearly every teira, ,due to collision with electricity or gravitation in a congested area. Forced to find some place in the sun for these trouble makers, Einstein boldly staked out z claim on the fifth dimension, and as Hitler happened to be asleep at the time, he got it. The professor is at the moment not only absolute dictator, but is also the sole inhabitant of this virgin territory. He intends to map it, develop a few of its natural resources, and them throw it open for general occupation. It is expected, however, that some lime will elapse before the common herd will be able to use it. Not only the land they live in, but their very brains and minds arc strictly three dimensional--having length, breadth, and sometimes an almost incredible amount of thickness. Prior to Einstein a fourth dimension was discovered, but it was found to be unsuitable for colonization, being practically filled to the biim with time, leaving no room Cor anything else and making it too slippery to handle. The new fifth one is a better bet. So far, it is virtually empty except for a few stray electromagnetic and gravitational waves merrily playing tag with each other, and it would afford plenty of space for used razor blades, sour mutucl tickets, and worn out European pcare treaties. The artistic way shoes are half- soled and displayed in shop windows nowadays makes me want to try to claim somebody's else instead o£ buying a brand new pair elsewhere. One thing that can be said for Adolf Hitler--there's nothing Dr. Jekyll- and-Mr.-Hyde-ish about his lust for dictatorial power. I'm told that if you're fond of sea-sickness, an attack of it can be acquired just by watching the waves leap high in the air from that South Connellsvjlle reservoir on a windy day. I know I'm gullible--and that most dogs are intelligent, but an East Washington avenue fellow is violating all speed restrictions when he tries to convince me that these comments cause his pet canine to bark loudly and wag his tail wildly the moment The Daily Courier is tossed on his front porch. Not that any of them are respected to any great length, but no constitution or by-laws of any organization or society o£ repute authorizes gambling as a means for acquiring financial support. And speaking oi forgotten folks, what in the world's become of those three old time favorites of the voiceless movies--the Moore brothers, Tom, Pat and Owen? A Pittsburgh socialite's divorce from a husband because he played with miniature railroad trains has me sort of upset. And 164 years ago today Patrick Henry shouted his immortal words "Give me liberty or give me death.'' Let's go to press. BRAGGART This somehow I always find When to boastine I'm inclined. Some one else steps *orih to claim More ot pleasure, pride or fame. Let me tell a plan I've had. Neighbor Brown's was twice as bad. Let me boast my tulip show. Some one has a larger row. Seems whate'er I have to ten Others instantly excel. Well, thought I. the other day Now I've got 'cm, come what may. Now beyond tile slightest doubt I've a 3oy to boast about. Maybe now they will admit I've the right to strut a bit. Tltes Ve caufiht larger ilsti than I. Suffered more but didn't die, But to me I'll bet they'll bow- When I say: "I'm grandpa now!" I'm so mad I'm cussine yet! Stopped the first old fool 1 met Just to have a little boast Of the joy that's uppermost In my heart and mtnd, and so, Shouted at him: "Did you know. I've a grandson- 1 born today! Pcrlpct, too Jhe doctors say." "Shucks: itufi nothins, I've sot tturei."

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