The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on March 11, 1938 · Page 13
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 13

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, March 11, 1938
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FKTDAY, aiAKCH11,1938. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELISVILLE. PA. PAGE THIRTEEN. C Used Car Exchange Week Should Take Many Unsafe Machines Off Highways - CHICAGO, Mar. 11.--The automobile industry's .drive to -stimulate used car soles and speed up general business all over the United States should air materially in removing from the streets thousands of unsafe cars and thus advance the cause of highway safety, D. D. Fenncll, presi- .dcnt of the National Safety Council, declared here today. "An ambitious start was made in January in reducing the Nation's traffic accident toll," said Mr. Fen- ncll. "Reports to our offices show that deaths attributable to automobile accidents were 17 per cent below the same montb in 1937. The National Used Car Exchange Week campaign should help the Rood work along by removing from the streets many unsafe cars now licensed for operation." Obsolete, inefficient, unreliable automobiles have no place on the streets and highways of the United States, Mr. Fennel asserted. "Such cars too often are deathtraps, both lor occupants and for other motorists who are compelled to follow and meet them in traffic. National Used Car Exchange Week, being conducted this week by automobile manufacturers and dealers, should result in the removal of many, let us hope thousands, of these unsafe cars from the streets. "There is no doubt that elimination of these cars and their replacement by good used cars, would increase the general safety of traffiic movement immeasurably. The car that is beyond economical repair constitutes an extreme accident hazard every minute it is on the streets. Its brakes, lights, steering mechanism and general structural condition make it impossible for even a careful driver to operate it safetly. "These and other defects are estimated by the National Safety Council to cause, or help to cause, at least 15 per cent of all traffic accidents. There can be no doubt that many of these defective vehicles are in the rattle-trap class, cars whose owners arc trying to squeeEC the last drop of service out of them without expenditure for repairs. "A toll of nearly 40,000 traffic accident deaths in 1037 should be. argument enough to convince any motorist that the very least he can do is to drive a car that is safe to operate." Pennsville PENNSVILLE. Mar. 11.--Mrs. Harriet Halfhill and Mrs. Louise Randal of Connellsvillc visited at the home of Mrs. Sarah Goodwin last ·week at Trotter. Revival services at the Pennsville Evangelical Church arc in progress with good attendance every evening. Miss Coriene Clark is again confined to her home with rheumatism. Mrs. May Harris and Mrs. M. E. Miller were at Oonncllsville State Hospital Monday where Marion Miller, Mrs. Harris' brother, underwent an operation. Mrs. IV. C. Clark was n Scottdale D A Y A T C A P I T A L A S I N T E R P R E T E D BY DAVID LAWRENCE Continued from Page Four, ixsfore it was aware that any petition 'in bankruptcy would be filed by the member in question. In a sense, a precedent was broken in ordering the suspension of the member firm concurrently with the filing of the charges rather than after the usual hearing before the board of governors of the Stock Exchange. This step was taken undoubtedly in the interest of the exchange position with the public, so that the people gen- rally might know bo\v promptly action had followed immediately after the facts concerning irregularity had been detected. There can be no doubt that the speedy handling of the case by the exchange had made a profound impression here. Especially is this true of the frank disclosure of all available information. The various inquiries which are being conducted by the Federal and state authorities will lean on the fact-finding processes started through the exchange itself. Until a full hearing on the charges on March 17, the public will be unable to judge exactly what did occur and wha'. defense or specific reply is made by the suspended member, but -the exchange recognized what seemed to it misconduct entirely apart from any question of insolvency. It is this phase of the matter which is most pleasing to those who have been insisting that American business men, when allied in strong trade associations, can do more to squelch what may prove to be unethical conduct than is possible by a series of cumbersome statutes which only make it difficult for law- abiding and ethical business men to engage in their legitimate operations It will be recalled that, not long ago, Chairman Douglas mude a statement urging the exchange to be more vigorous in self-discipline and expressing confidence in the capacity of the exchange to formulate rules for the policing of transactions an. of members of the exchange itself Here, in the first important test o self-discipline--for there have been many other cases of perhaps not so conspicuous a nature--the exchange measured up. to its responsibilities and did not allow considerations o personal friendship or regard or prestige to interfere with the stern discharge of public duty. Certainly what has just happened will go long way toward convincing liberals that radicalism is superfluous if intelligent conservatives will conduct the business and finance of the country along lines that appeal to the nation as ethical, fair and equitable visitor Monday. The farmers of our community are busy plowing for their spring wheat and other crops. You and Your Nation's Affairs Why a Price Policy? By HARLEX L. LUTZ Professor of Public Finance, Princeton University At last we have the promised White House statement on the administration's price policy. Just why the administration should have a price policy, or just what reason there should bo tor politicians to strny so for from the field of proper political action as to presume to r e g u l a t e economic forces in this way, is not made clear. The d o c u m e n t r a t h e r innocently u n d e r takes to sustain the fiction that a political administration has both a right and a duty to manage the- economic system according to some preconceived notion of what Is best for It It likewise takes for granted that a political administration has, beyond question, the capacity to exercise this right and to discharge this duty adequately. Nowhere do we find an admission that much ot our trouble today has been caused by bungling political IntP' 1 - fercncc with economic forces, It is desirable, therefore, to examine this pronouncement in order to discover how it contributes to economic wisdom. The keynote is the proposition that the prices of different groups of products must bo brought into balanced relation to one another. Just what this means *vc are not told, It is offered as a curtain-raiser for another proposition, which Is that some prices are too high and must be lowered, while other prices arc too low and must be raised. Operations in the appropriate directions would no doubt produce changed price relations, but how much raising or lowering we should have in order to ftchteve the kind of balance that was thought of as ideal by the authors of. this statement we are not told. In general terms, we arc given a clue to the sort of thing that was in their minds. The goods that are too high In price are those not subject to highly competitive market forces, and those that are too low in price are such as arc being produced under* highly competitive conditions. In other words, we have both too much, and too little, competition. But what happens when the business community undertakes to correct one ol these conditions that is here said to be bad. namely, excessive competition? The Department of Justice is out on their trail with an anti-trust ·uit in short order. On the other hand. Congress has Just passed an act which empowers the producers ot flve major agricultural products to enter into open conspiracies to restrain trade In these products. If more than two-thirds of the producers of any one of these major crops should vote to approve a marketln/r quota, such quota becomes elective. This is as plain a case of agreeing to restrain trade as any agreement or conspiracy ever entered into by the manufacturers of sugar, whisky. Iron pipe or olL Putting the farm control act and this statement together, we get the answer that the government intends to move toward the goal ot being able to determine, by bureaucratic action, just how much or how little competition there is to be throughout the economic order. It alms at raising this price, or lowering that one, according to some pro- conceived and artificial notion as to how the general welfare will he best promoted. In more than one place the statement couples together prices and costs with no Indication whatever that the two may be related. Consider, for example, the following: "Some prices and some costs are too high to promote that balanced relationship that is necessary for sustained recovery." Price and cost arc used here as two separate, disconnected and unrelated factors, and nothing .in tho context suggests that a relationship Is suspected. Prices arc usually adjusted to cover costs. If possible. If some prices are too high, it may be a result of high costs, and one way to get these prices down is to reduce costs. In some cases n reason for high costs may be high wages, but the wage element is nowhere recognised. Omission of wage costs Is particularly oo- tlceablo. and unfortunate. In the attempted explanation of the failure Of the housing boom to develop. Again, the statement ignores the possible cflect ol the crop control plan on the industrial costs of goods produced from the controlled agricultural raw materials. If agricultural products are to be priced high enough to assure a good income to the farmers on marginal and submarginal lands, as the farm act Intends, how can wo escape higher costs, and therefore higher prices, for the industrial products into which thcso farm commodities enter as raw materials? For one thing In this statement we may be thankful. It Is that the President's earlier notion, that national Income means purchasing power hat now been scrapped for a statement of national Income In terms of real income. (Address gucjfioru to ihc author care o/ this newspaper) Disabled freighter iviaKing Taken from the deck of the Coast Guard cutter Chclan, this remarkable picture shows the f rcigliter Azalea City, rolling in heavy seas off Halifax, after the Chclan had taken the vessel, disabled by the loss of her propeller, in tow. The job of towiiiR the Azalea. City to Boston harbor took seventeen days. (Central Prett) Greene County Coal Output 4,186,349 Tons WAYNESBURG, Mar. H.--An increase of 221,762 tons of conl in 1037 I over that mined in 193G was reported for Greene county today by J. V. McKenna, mine inspector of the 13th Bituminous district, in his annual report. The county mined 4,186,340 tons of coal in 1037, as against 3,964,587 j tons in 1936. The total mines in the district during the year was 4,724,627 tons, but this included 538,278 tons mined in the two Washington county mines included in the district. The report showed that of 20 mines in the district, only nine arc in operation. Hoovcrsvillc Man Dead. SOMERSET, Mar. 11.'--Joseph Zisbiski, 52, a resident of Hoovers- villo for 23 yenrs, died Sunday nighl of gangrene developing from a foot injury. His wife and nine children survive. SUITS STYLED BY SCHLOSS BROS. MEAN WELL DRESSED MEN TWO PAIR TROUSERS Wherever yon go ... whatever the occasion may be ... you can be sure that Schloss Suits are fashion-right! This year new patterns and solids put Schloss Clothes into tho style picture more than ever before. See our selection of plain or sport backs . . . single or double breasted suits. Above all things take advantage of our free parking facilities. umon MEN'S DEPARTMENT CONTINENTAL STORE 5reensburg Police Not to Apologize When Tagging Cars GREENSBURG, Mar. 11.--Acting Unyor Henry S. Coshcy advised Chic£ o£ Police George Westovor to caution members ol the city police department against making excuses to drivers for tagging automobiles il- legally parked in the city. The chief appeared before founcil at its meeting Monday night and was told that the next time such an incident was reported the officer involved would be suspended. New Drunkomctcr Devised. NEW YOKK, ^Mar. 11.--A new device, to test drivers suspected ot beins intoxicated has been developed by Dr. R. N. Jiarger. The drunk- ometer, as; it is called, consists of a glass tube containing a qfiemical solution. As the suspect's breath is forced into the tube, the' solution undergoes a change in color in proportion t* the amount o£ alcohol on his bream. Fafnily Keeps Mayoraltjv NORTH K1NGSV1LLE, Ohio, Mar. 11.--Aftj_r serving four terms as mayor of this''town of 800, Mayor Lorcnxo T. Wetzel, GO, will relinquish his post to his son, Stcrrctt Wetzel, 37. H*trrx Food Products *r» known from coait fo coatt *t ih» v t f y fintit quality ind afr th«» lovr pricn fipfaient ·xetpiion*! Heinz Fresli Cucumber PICKLES * 9ups.;. 2 « IXC EM CLAM CHOWDER. CONSOMME. CHICKEN GUMIO »nz MADt FROM SOLID RIPS TOMATOES ,,r,^,rr n,^ .-jinx Beans . 2TM 25c HEINZ RICE OVEN BAKED--VESETARIAN OR WITH fORK PLAK££ 2 , 25e Heinz Spaghetti 2««25c rt^iriCria z pt*. zae ... BY Tn utlT ,u B ^.vt a RCADY TO HEAT AND SERVE Additional Big Values tt _ bl · · 4r ANN PA6E~»RAND--READY'.7O HIAT AMD ICftVI fNCORE MADE FROM THE FINEST SEMOLINA Tomatoes . . 3 ION A IRAND Ann Page Beans 3 VMETAMAN Of. WITH KAK Brick Cheese WlSCOHilM Peanut Butter . SULTANA IRANt_HICHir NUTRITIOUt 5ona Corn . 3 CREAM mil Sons Peas . £? 23c ±20c » 19c ^15c IAK.Y *A«O*N VARIETY PG LAUNDRY SOAP 1K»39c X Y D O L C R I S C O 53c ^ ANN PAGE SALAD DRESSING A rkh wwmy trnooth Salad Dmilttg, "o* too iw»tt nor not loo iour, but * uip«tb t«rt-tw*t1 ft*vef tfcit h d«lfclwrt *nd vary *pp«MftQ, COLD STREAM PINK S A L M O N 2 r 25c Ctoiah* 4nd p«i»d In cool Aldttan wtforj. Tht pkV of «·· Pfrk Sitmon tilth. S«v. Hot ot Cold h d.lktoui uladi of bik.d dhHw. · · Mo.l ^unnyiraeiia r^our 2 »u lb A FINE QUALITY ALL.f URPOSE FLOUR ' Fresh Butter . 2 * 63c COUNTRY ROLL STYtl Coffee O'CLOCK bag f43c MILD AND MELLOW IIH5LE POUHO IK Fresh Bread . . te"9c 10 VARIETIES FROM WHICH TO SELtCT Nutley Margarine 2 n. 23c MADE FROM PUKE VESETAtLt OILS Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Fillod Wild Ddicicui Ju!c. Largt Sis. Flash *r4 Tarty eccK . «aeh . quart baikof 15-lb bag Main.--U. 5. Gr.dt .No. I Sultana Rice Sardines Scratch Feed -Grape Juice w.w. '*? 5c «,10c « 23c Red Cross Towels n»i 10c Sliced Bacon S W ,,, .31c Sparkle: "S8® 4p*,r17c Pea Beans 5 n. 21c ·Jn The Meat Department^ STAMPED STEER CHOICE CHUCK ROAST ib. 17c Meaty End Culs, 13c Hi. SPICED HAM Ib. 29c BREAKFAST BACON Ib. 25c SCXNYFIELP STEWING CHICKENS ea. 85c Celloplinne wrapped. App. weight 2 II). 3 ox. to 2 Hi. S ux. SMOKED CALLAS Ib 15c PURE PORK SAUSAGE Ib: 23r Certified or Honey Brand HAMS, !b. 23c Whole or string Iiulf Fillet of Haddock 2 Ibs. 25c Boston Blue Fish lOc ib. lionclcss nnil Frying Oysters Fresh Diiily

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