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March 24, 1939

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 4

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PAGE FOUK. THE DAITVr COURTKR, CONNELLSVTLLK. PA. FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1939. THE COURIER COMPANY James J. Driscoll R. A. Donegan Walter S. Stimmel James M. Dnscoll J. Wylie Driscoll Publishers President and Genera] Manager Secretary and Treasurer 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 Internationa! 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; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the PostorHce, Connellsville, Pa. FRIDAY EVENING, MAKCH 24, 1839 CAPSTAN OUTLOOK 3IOB33 FAVOBABLE Primarily the Lyons bill introduced in the House of Representatives at Harrisfrurg to have outside liquors sold in the State marked up 20 per cent in price is a measure intended to revive some of our lagging industries. The Capstan plant of the Anchor-Hocking Glass Company should be a beneficiary if the bill becomes law. With other states bidding for and getting some of our industries, there is no good reason why the Legislature should not take advantage of this opportunity to aid home manufacturers of containers and the other requisites involved in liquor manufacturing. And if the bill becomes law the resulting business of supplying the needs of the makers should be placed with Pennsylvania concerns, Capstan among them. Realizing the possibilities, this community took prompt action toward lending its support to the proposed legislation by presenting to the Liquor Control Committee of the House the effect of the loss of the million-dollar payroll to the nearly 1,000 employes at Capstan. There is encouragement for us in the information from a reliable source that if the bill is enacted at least four distilleries will place orders with our branch of Anchor- Hocking and insist they be filled at South Connellsville. SECRETS OF THE WLCO) THINGS HABITS Ever since the migration of Pacific salmon from the depths of the ocean to coastal rivers to spawn and die was discovered there has been continued research to find the secret of their unerring movements. Today scientists are no nearer an. explanation than, before they started. They know the young salmon, make their way from the upper reaches of streams to the ocean where they remain several years, then swim, to the same streams to do as their parents did, spawn and fertilize and die. Neither is science ready to explain the annual return for more than 150 years of a flock of swallows to a California mission, nor the puzzling movements of eels which breed in the depths of Atlantic, near the Sargasso Sea, and make their way to our fresh water streams. The movements of the eels Is the more remarkable because of the fact those from the American streams and from Europe breed close together and yet never mix. Numerous theories for all these phenomena have been analyzed and discarded. The scientists admit they're stumped. "BOOK OF THE MONTH" HITLER SATISFIED OKCE MOKE Herr Hitler's "satisfied" again, after two more grabs --Czech territory and the port of Memel. He was "satisfied" after the Austrian coup, then again after the Sudeten seizure. It will be recalled, too, that he promised never to go to war again with France. Since then he is credited with giving Mussolini assurance of his full backing in any demands II Duce may make on the French. The only thing that will make Hitler amenable to right is a strong show of force by his neighbor nations of opposite political faith. It may be that demonstration of force is in the making, with the concert of pressure by Britain, Prance and Russia and possibly some dictator-fearing smaller independent nations. Poland is uncertain what to do. She wants assurance of military action, if necessary. Even that promise might not be reassuring in view of what happened to Czechoslovakia The arrogant and wily Hitler has removed Rumania from the opposition picture by effecting a trade agreement with King Carol--one the king considered better than risking the fate of the Czechs. HEVES NEARS THE EJTD Give the average law a chance, with honest men, and women, to enforce It, and it will work. Skeptics and opponents of almost any measure will tell you it will not. In many instances their wishes are fathers to the thoughts. James J. Hines, Tammany overlord for many years, is about to become convinced of the majesty of the code governing his state of New York. He is under sentence to serve four to eight years in prison, a heavy penalty for one of 62, after being convicted of consorting with the underworld for personal gain and that of the organization he headed. Of importance equal to the conviction of the political chieftain is evidence to prove that he was able during many years to influence the police and even the courts in making possible continued operation of rackets which robbed his fellow citizens of huge sums. All who succumbed to that influence are guilty of law-breaking. They go unpunished. Thomas E. Dewey has work to do, if his conscience is to be clear. TITLE TO FLOOD CONTROL SIXES So long as Secretary of Forests and Waters Stewart's insistence that ownership of waters impounded by the tT. S. Government for flood control remain with the State does not imperil the projects under way there can be no serious objection. But if his attitude should result in their abandonment there should-be a justified storm of disapproval from communities like Pittsburgh, which have suffered millions' loss from inundations. The Federal Government is supplying the fanes. It is not out of reason for it to assume it shall have something to say afterward, just as it has m building and operation of locks and dams in navigable rivers. Protection against floods is of more importance to the communities affected than the control of the flood prevention reservoirs especially in view of the fact the Government has given assurance power development is not contemplated. It could have no other use for the water, nor for the land take'n over for its impounding. SIDELIGHTS As Others Think BURDEN TOO HEAVY (Latrobe Bulletin.) The Seattle Press, prosperous through most of its 37 years, announces that it is going to quit; that it cannot cope any longer with the higher costs of operation, coupled WJth the increasing tax burden. Something or. this order is happening somewhere in the country, nearly every day. A once prosperous concern is finding itself unable to cope with the burdens which the New Deal has piled on. Maybe, it is a newspaper; maybe, it is some other kind of a business. But it is what is going on. To be sure, now and then, a new bus.ness is started, but lor the most part capital lies idle, its owners afraid to r.sk it. When an industry 37 years old drops out, unable longer to bear the load, it means idleness for men and women who may have been with the industry from the beginning, or for most of the years since the beg.nning. Jt means that men and women who may never have known what it was to be id'le, even for a single week, now rind themselves jobless--with little chance of finding other places. That's one of the tragedies of the New Deal--thaf it is forcing long established businesses, to quit, and with their quitting employes who might never have known what idleness meant are suddenly confronted THE By PAULMALLON WASHINGTON, ' M a r . 24.--The motives behind Hitler's recent moves are puzzling to officials. Known facts do not fully explain why he violated his ow-i formula of maintaining a Germany for Germans, and just at a time when he was getting to a trade agreement with Britain. His obvious lack o£ enthusiasm lor his task, as compared with the ebullient ventures -nto Austria and Sudetenland, is also suspicious. There is an idea in officialdom that there must be more to it than has yet come out. Inside dispatches have not been personally doubt he will. Possibly an influential motive was the "extreme cordiality" which had developed suddenly between Poland and Rumania. It was not observed here, but was taken very seriously in Berlin. After the Polish foreign minister, Colonel Beck, and Rumanian Foreign Minister Gafencu got together early this month, Hitler planted in his' press the comment that if it was a front against communism it was all right, but Germany would not stand a "repetition of oc- curences which will be regarded as serious disturbances." The Ham- With the consummation of Methodism merger at hand--embracing the Methodist Episcopal, the Methodist Episcopal, South, and the Methodist Protestant--consideration is being given to names for congregations of the Methodist Protestants when they drop the latter part of that which has been theirs since foundation of the denomination. Formal union will be proclaimed at meeting of the three bodies at Kansas City April 26, at which time also will be determined the effective date of merger. Connellsville will be represented at that' ness and the lengthening of the day of the congregation, several names were mentioned, the pastor, Rev. A. R. Mansberger, having suggested it was time to think about it. No decision was reached, in view of the fact final action was yet to be taken, with regard to the merger. It will be held in abeyance until after the P.ttsburgh meeting, which will probably be during May or June, point toward new deductions, first: Hitler's generals dec.ded ha could not afford to have the doubtful Czech army on his flank during the expected coming crisis between Italy and France. While he seized all the Czech forts at Munich, a well trained and equipped Czech army led by the old legionnaire generals still remained as a possible powerful annoyance in case of trouble. Therefore, he was forced to throw with what millions of others have political discretion aside and pinch been experiencing, some for a year, j out the Czecboslovakian army as a military precaution before facing France. Intimations have come direct from abroad that he is even preparing to "strike at" France, although those authorities who have received the tip ^;1SLUC ui3£jaii.-iica imvc; iiui u-wj.i . conclusive, either, but they seem to burger Fiemdenblatt charged it was ,,,,!,,« t«,,=rrf r, 0 ,,, rt^.M-frm.: first- a move to "encircle Germany" with some for five years, some for six and even more. It's sickening, this realization that Government and labor, too, so often are kiU-ng long established jobs, instead of making news ones. my" : an anti-G-ermanic bastion" . . . 'fostered by responsible persons in Britain and France." This would suggest Hitler moved to counter a Franco-British diplomatic plot before his adversaries could get set, but the aatfooted surprise of the British and French at subsequent developments seems to discount such a conclusion, surrender to nomic treaty So does the Rumanian Germany on the eco- Economic reasons also are frequently offered in the diplomatic pouches, but conidtions in Germany would have to be much worse than are known here, if this were Hitler's Continued on Page Eighteen Maybe you have noticed turning on and off of street lights is following the shortening of the hours of dark- convocation by Walter T. Smith, one of four lay delegates from the Pittsburgh Methodist Protestant Conference, who will be accompanied by Mrs. Smith. Another delegate from this area will be Rev. Dr. A. J. Allen of Calvary M. P. Church, Uniontown, one of four delegates. conference ministerial · Following the Kansas City conference there will be joint regional ones of the several denominations. That for the Methodists and Methodist Protestants of this region will be in Pittsburgh. At that time conference and district boundaries will be worked out and suggestions made as to the future of individual congregations. as the sun apparently moves northward. Actually the earth is doing the moving, changing its position in its orbit about the sun. The turning on and off of street lights follows a regular schedule, uniform over the region served by the Power Company and couple minutes a day. West Perm var mg a Whether there shall be any changes in Connelisville remains to be determined, but the accepted view is that the Method.st Protestant will continue to function as it has, under a different name. It is recognized as a going church and there is said to be no probability its status will be changed. It will, however, have a new name, to be determined by the congregation. At a recent quarterly conference, or meeting of the officials Stray Thoughts By S. M. DeHUTF Lights for Connellsville and South ConnellsvHle are operated by a manual switch at the power house across the river from South Connellsville, by one of the board operators on duty. Umontown's are similarly operated from the sub-station there. Dawson and Vanderbilfc switches are worked automatically by a time clock at the sub-station at Dickerson Run. All over the region the switches are thrown by operators or time clock mechanism. Rules require that operators "be on the job" and adhere to the schedules set up. As a rule the clocks take care of themselves. Once In a while they get out of order. Recently that at Dickerson Run was noticed to be running slow. A citizen reported the fact and the trouble was soon remedied. I doubt if there was a daffodil, sweet William, petunia or cowslip that had nerve enough to stick its head through the ground on the first day of spring. Even so, we should be grateful, lor in addition to the many other grand things that are said j in song and story about March 21--i Paul G. Wagoner tells me he was born on that particular date. Screwy as it sounds, Collier's editor defends one of its contributors by writing me to the effect that an article in a recent issue was intended to infer that it was for Mr. Roosevelt's reelection in 1940 that Mayor La Guardia vigorously campaigned--in 1938. Merchants who ask us to patronize home industry should set the example by doing a little domestic patronizing on their own--such as employing home town help. "Sure I get a laugh out of your comments," says a rnuch- liked acquaintance, i'same as I do out of anything else as ridiculous as they are." Fan mail was heavy from Florida this week, one, an orange grove view picture postcard telling me three of my fellow railroad acquaintances down there wouldn't swap one of our Baltimore Ohio Capitol Limiteds for a whole fleet of crack Southland "Silver Meteor" flyers; another, a Wesibrook Pegler column I'd read long before the sender went to the pains and expense of mailing it to me, and still another, a small carton containing two "Dixie Pe-Cans," each containing a tiny slip of paper on which was penned the words "Stray Thoughts." Fifty-seven years ago today, somebody discovered the tuberculosis germ. Let's go to press. Strength for Your Daily Tasks By EARL L. DOUGLASS, D. D. THE OWL AND MAN "yes," boasted raan, "be all advised. The humar. race is civilized. Forward from day to day it moves And all it touches it improves. It thinks, develops, plans and schemes. Creates and fashions; hopes and dreams All other creatures, bird and beast Are hopeless things to say the least" An owl upon a tee near by Heard out the speech and made reply: "I m just an ow] ( " said he, "and so There's much I'm r.ot supposed to know. These birds and beasts which you denounce, Of wisdom may not have an ounce. But still as life goes wine.-g by We don't w a n t new ways to die. "We're wild, untutored and untamed Perhaps we ought to be ashamed, Bu: no du-ita creaturei as a class Have yet invented poison gas Or shells or bombs or Sa.-r.lng guni By which to kill their flr.est ores. We Uve and -vait for death to come. l?cr..apb that's why you call us dumb " TAKE INVENTORY OF YOURSELF Until men feel a need of God, they will not sacrifice to br^ng Him into their lives. And they must recognize certain things before they are willing to take the steps necessary to the reconstruction of their whole liv- Ing. They must recognize the fact that they are slaves to their moods; that they are often under the domination of their worst impulses; that their plans so often spring from selfishness; that their lives are warped by wrong impulses; that there are hideous sore places in their relationships with others. How quick we all are to blame and how slow to praise. How little do we see to criticize in ourselves and how much to criticize in others. It is never until we get a good picture of ourselves in our minds that we can turn resolutely from what we are to what we know we can and ought to be. We shall never grow better so long as we keep our eyes fixed on the faults of others. Self-criticism is the first step on the road to self- fulfilment. It is when we look at ourselves as we are, and let our eyes be raised until we see the glory of God, that we appreciate the difference between oilr finite littleness and God's infinite power; between our petty schemes and His providence; between our selfishness and His daily loving kindness to us and to all men; between our sin and His perfect righteousness. Factographs Korean teiquette forbids a native to speak the name of parent or uncle. The only domestic fowl known to lay blue eggs is the Araucan of South America. Wabash, Ir.d., was the first city lighted by electric lights. Asia, the largest o£ the continents, contains appiox.matejy 17,052,000 square miles. The Emperor Nero loved rose water. Louis XIV of France, preferred an orange blossom perfume. Homing pigeons were used by the Homans. DAVIDSON'S at "Meet Me Davidson's" You'll Love Them! REEFER COATS ...A Favorite for Easier/ Reefer coats are the straightest line to blithe young chic . . . and so very nattering! They make you look marvelously slender . . . with the wiilowy figure poets write about... but they give you all the animation and grace of Spring flowers. Cleverly styled with a multitude of buttons ... in black, navy and mixtures. 12.95 Man-Tailored S U I T S ... are very definitely smart! They're popularly known as walking suits this season! Sleekly mannish in new lines. Fine, pure worsted woolens in wanted spring colors. All sizes. 12.95 Choose Your D R E S S for Easter Step out in the Easter parade in one of these gayly styled, inexpensively priced frocks Choice of clever new prints and new pastel shades in styles that feature the new "s o f t" touches. 5.95 Mix 'n Match JACKETS No spring outfit is complete without at least one jacket! No one . . . no matter how discriminating . . . will have trouble making a choice here. 3.95 Wool skirts, to match or contrast 1.95 BLOUSES l.'OO Spring suits or skirts and jackets make them, a necessity. PURSES 1.95 A new purse is indicated to complement or compliment your Eatser outfit. GLOVES 1.00 Fabric gloves with leather backs . .. styled by Kayser . . . your assurance of Tightness. A NEW HAT... what shall it be"? . . . wagon-wheel sailor? . . . Sower-laden pillbox? .. . "angel child" bonnet? . . . felt, straw or veiling? In hats, we've assembled'styles on the basis that there are hardly two tastes alike and that's why we give up here and now trying to list them. Come! We've as many your type hats as you're willing to try on! And you needn't look beyond 1.95 ,i"or at this price we cover the whole Easter hat picture! 1.95 (And of Course We Welcome Your Charge Account.)

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