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FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1933. THE DA1L5T COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. IT-AG.E FIVfif. Prize-Winning Assays In Elks* Americanism Week School Contest During the observance of Americanism Week under the sponsorship of the Bensvolent Protective Order of Elks throughout the United States, Connellsville Lodge conducted an essay competition for seniors of Con,. nellsville, Immaculate Conception and Dunbar Township High schools on the theme "What Americanism Means to Me." Cash awards of 350, $2g and S10 were offered for each of the schools and the winners in Connellsville were Jean Sullivan, first; Vera Sherbondy, second, and Celia Sapolsky, third. .Judges Ross S. Matthews and H. S. Dumbauld selected the winners in ^ the competitions and the essays are reproduced herewith: FIKST PRIZE $50 By Jean Sullivan Americanism is defined as an at- lachment to the United States. Why should I have such an attachment? Because I was born in- America. It is my native land. My hopes of future life, with its successes or failures, its joys or sorrows, are definitely linked "with the futuie- of my country. America was founded on principles designed to preserve life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. If I am to experience success, happiness, security, and glorious freedom of living, it must come with the peace, security, and freedom of these United States. "What does Americanism mean to rne? It means freedom of education. Our school curriculum is not subject to federal government restrictions. All books, magazines, and newspapers arc open to our individual reading. There is no suppression of study _ material. It means freedom of religious worship. I may worship God in a church of my choice. I may own my own Bible, and read and interpret it as I choose. I may engage in any re* ligious work with God and my conscience as my guides. It means freedom of speech. The press, pulpit, radio, and lecture platform, may freely express themselves. v I may speak my thoughts without "" fear of persecution. How much better to debate and discuss our r-rob- lems in public forum, than to wh:s- per them in secret places with fear hovering over, as is the state of affairs in many countries today. It means freedom of action and personal development. There are laws in our land which are for our Â·well-being, and to which we dutifully submit. But, I am free to plan my personal life with the guidance of my family and friends. I may be a member of. the Girl Scouts or any other organization without fear of governmental interference. I may have my own ambitions, without regimentation. I may prepare myself for my life's work without governmental restrictions. I may earn my livelihood where opportunity presents itself. Industry, thrift, and integrity are basic human virtues, and we may develop them as we N will. * It means political freedom. Since our country is a Democracy, a government in which the supreme power is retained by the people, and exercised by representation, I, when I become of voting age, shall have a voice in its policies and actions. I am free to plan for my country's future, and some day my vote will help to decide matters of moment. It is true that, for the past ten years we have been in the economic doldroms; we are experiencing a de- gression. But America has heretofore come back after serious hardships. Amrica will come back again. As for our youth, we look to the ' future with hope in our hearts ana an optimism that cannot be suppressed. Therefore, I am proud to be an American. I am proud of America's institutions, of her good will to all, and of the saneness, which will prevail. ' May it always be a land of hope, of opportunity, of freedom. SECOND PKIZE 525 By Vera Sherbondy "Americanism," that word holds for me the formula of my happiness, yes, the secret of my existence. "But what," you ask, "does this word signify that is so vital, so essential to American youth?" Let me answer that question by stating my own purpose in life. I am a senior in. Connellsville High School, and have great plans for my future. Next year I shall enter a school of journalism, from where, after four years of study, I shall emerge, ready, I hope, to take my place in American civilization as one of the hundreds of workers who contribute to the publication of a metropolitan daily. "What has all tr,is to do with Americanism," you demand. "This is Americanism," I answer. To me, freedom of the press signifies Americanism; to the scientist it is the right to investigate and experiment; and to the home-maker, it is the knowledge that he is aiding America by making a home. Americanism is that quality which inspires hi the young and old, the sick and healthy, the poor and rich, a feeling of eagerness, excitement and expectation. Just as the thought of a city room quickens my pulses, as the silent corridors of a hospital thrill a nurse so Americanism leads thousands into the paths of their desires to happier and more contented lives. We can't point out ringer at one condition and say it is Americanism--because to every individual Americanism is something different. But, in all cases, it has characteristics by which it is easily distinguished. Americanism is that force which guided the Pilgrims, which led and brought victory to Washington, which Lincoln strove to uphold. In each of the;:e instances there was an inner emotion, unexplainable perhaps, that drove these famed ones on, until today their memories are immortal. Americanism did that for them! When they were tired, even ready to give up--it made them go on. That's' Americanism, and as it led the Pilgrims, Washington, and Lincoln to their happiness--so it will lead you and me, if we have confidence. Americanism, in addition, is a condition which is found only in America. Search the world over, but only here will you find independent, straight-forward young people, ready to make a place in civilization for themselves because they want a place. Only here is a nation allowed to carry out worthy desires, unmolested by superstitions or minority rule. Then--Americanism is really the knowledge that our fellow citizens are urging us, perhaps silently, to pioneer, to do that which we feel we can do best; and if at first we fail, wa always have another chance. Americanism is our hope and desire, that force which makes life worth living! THRD PRIZE SID By Celia Sapolsky To me Americanism means the "Spirit" of the country in which I live, the United States, of America-the "Spirit" which gives to every man, woman, and child the right to live and the right to be happy. These Tights God gave to everyone, regardless of race, color, or creed. It was this very "Spirit" that first sent settlers to the shores of this country, and it was this "Spirit" that caused the builders of this country to make it the nation it is today. America stands as a refuge to the weak, the downtrodden, and the oppressed, for here in America we are given the right to act as human beings having minds with which to think and hearts with which to feel. We speak as we please, vote as we please, and read, write, and hear what we please. In too many countries of the world today this is not true, and people are no longer thought of as human beings, *but as , to ail members of the Scott dale Iron Sf ee! Workers 7 Beneficial Association Checks for the balance due pro rata to each member in good standing on February 27, 1939, will be ready for delivery on Saturday, March 25th. First National Bank of Scottdale, Fa. Mid-Sea Rescue of 18 Men Battling against heavy seas, n lifeboat crew from British freighter Nem- fmndland pulls hard toward the disabled sealer Ranyer in the North , 'Atlantic about 150 miles sooth of St. John's, N. F. They rescued 18 men. The captain and remaining 131 of crew kept the scnlcr afloat by bailing for two days while ship was towed to Trcpassy. N. F., by the Imogens. Weather and Crop Failure. HARRISBURG, M a r . 24.--Bad weather--drouth, too much rain, hail, hot winds, storms, cold waves--is re- sponsibk for about 73 per cent of all wheat crop losses, the Federal Department of Agriculture reports. machines which must produce for one state and for one man. They must think as they arc told and do as they are told. All else is forbidden. Because we live in America, we do not know what it is to be forced from our homes and our dear ones with nothing except what liulc- food and clothing we might carry in bundles on our backs; we do not know what it is like to sleep for weeks without beds or shelter; we have never seen men stoned and clubbed because of their beliefs; we have never been forced down on our knees to scrub the streets of a country for which we fought; we have never seen the inside of a prison where _ men are beaten, worked, and starved to death; we have never received a kiss and a medal to compensate for the death of: our fathers in war; we have never been denied the privilege of praying to the God in whom we believe; we have never been forbidden to have more than a few visitors in our homes at the same time because oÂ£ the fear of a plot; we have never been made the object of ridicule and hate before those who once were our friends. Because I live in America and have never known these things, and because of this "Spirit" of Americanism which has given me the right to live and the right to be happy, I am truly thankful. Heavy Demand for Butchering Cattle At Stockyard Mart There was a heavy run of calves with a demand for better qualities at the weekly auction of the Fayette Stockynrd Company. The cattle market continued strong with a large demand for all type of butchering kinds. The poultry market was noticeably stronger. The quotations'. Cattle (receipts heavy)--Common to good steers, $6 to S8.50; common to good heifers, $5.50 to S7.50; common to good bulls, $6.50 to ?7.25; medium to good fat cows, S5 to $6.75; bolo- gnas, S4 to $5; fresh cows and spring- ers, S35 to $80 per head. Cnlves (receipts good)--No choice or select veals offered; Rood veals, SO to Sll; common venls, $7 to $9; heavy and thin, $5 to $7; heavy feeding calves, $15 to S30 per head. Hogs (receipts good)--Medium weights, S7.10 to $7.65; heavy weights, 56.75 to $7.25; light weights, $6.50 to $7; sows, SS to $6.75; stags and boards, $4 to $5.50; pigs, $3 to $5 per head. Sheep (receipts good)--G o o d sheep, S4 to $5.50; fair ewes, $3 to S4 per head; bucks, S2.50 to 34.50; lambs, $6 to $8; culls and common, $2.50 down. Poultry (receipts good)--Heavy chickens, 17c to 20c; light chickens, 12c to ISc; mixed chickens, 15c to 17c; turkeys, 22c to 27c. Eggs (12 cases)--17c to 19%c per dozen. News of Tri-Town Emmanuel Opens ' Italian Chamber By United Press. ROME, Mar. 24. -- King Victor Em- Special to The Courier DAWSON, Mar. 24.--Mrs. John - , . - - . . ! Â« , Lar.dymore and daughter, Miss Olive f anu ^, m a speech regarded as he Landymore, Mrs. J E. Rollings of HÂ°TMallaunchm g of Italy's ,=ampaign T.T j., -n Â·Â»,, TTT-I,- ,-1 , ' f o r satisfaction of ats Mediterranean North Dawson, Mrs. Wilham Gordon S^*^,,? yesterday opened the of Tyrone township, Mrs. Harry * - ' J - - - - - Seefelt, Mrs. Irvin McDonald, Mrs. S. E. Porter, Mrs. J, R. Cottom, Mrs. Stanley Mong, Miss Jessie Landymore, Mrs. Ken H. Collins and Miss Vivian Y. Collins attended the Scottdale Chapter, O. E. S., at Scottdale Wednesday. Mrs. Prank Scolavino motored to Cleveland, Ohio, to bring her daugh- new 20th Century Chamber of Fasces and Corporations, replacing the old Chamber of Deputies. . Lawrences Have Son. PITTSBURGH, Mar. 24.--A son was born Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. David L. Lawrence, wife of the chairman of the State Democratic ter, Miss Melba, home. Miss Scola- i Committee and former Secretary of vino has been in Cleveland for the ^ e Commonwealth. The Lawrences past eight months, Mrs. J. C. Goldsboro and daughter, Joyce Ann, have been confined to their home with grip. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Louderback and son, Thomas, of Connellsville, were visiting recently with Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Brewer of Vanderbilt. Mrs. Stanley Mong of Griscom street is able to be out again after benig ill of grip. Mrs. Cora Buttermore of Connellsville visited recently with her son- in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Goidsboro. Mrs. Frank McGill and daughter, Phyllis, of North Dawson, Misses Anna Ruth and Doris Landymore were Scottdale callers Wednesday evening. Mrs. Huth Fnlrr.er oC Uniontown has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Gordonof Tyrone township. Frank B. Galley of Vanderbilt is ill of grip at his home. Mrs. Ralph Cooke and Mrs. Othmar Haas were Connellsville callers Wednesday. Miss Carrie. Dull is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bailey of North Dawson. YOUNG MAN'S fancy for EASTER SUNDAY We are ready to dress him from head to foot with newest spring fashions. Knicker Suits $8.95 to $12.50 Boys' Suits With 2 Pair Longies $14.50 to $20.00- Spring Promotion KAYNEE SAMPLE LINE We purchased the salesman's sample line at a fraction of its real -worth. Wash suits, shorts, sweaters, sport coats, slacks. Save at these prices 95c to $1.95 , FASHIONS FOR MEN 117 JS'orth Pittsbnrg Street. Phone 20SJ Chat-Res Cruelty. UNIONTOWN, Mar. 24.--Charging cruel and barbarous treatment and indignities to person, Ruth S. Kendall of Smithfield, R. D. I, fllcd a suit for divorce against James G. Kendall of Fairchance whom she married October 19, 1935, at Morgantown, W. Va. She said she was forced to leave her home November 10, 1938. now have five childi-n, three sons and two daughters. Harry J. Brownfield To Entertain County Educators Monday Supervising .principals and high school principals of Fayette county will be guests of Superintendent Harry J. BrownBeld at a luncheon in Francis' Restaurant at Uniontown Monday night. The dinner meeting will be in the form of a general get-together and is called for 7 o'clock. There will be short talks by Earle E. Curtis, principal of Perry Township High School; J. Earle Roberts, supervising principal of Point Marion and Springhill township schools, and Robert Austin, supervising principal of Brownsville schools. Buys a $1.60 ROOM LOT For Average 12x14 Size Rooms Â· 10 WALL 20 YDS. BORDER Limit One to Customer. Sensational! Yes . . . but wait till you've seen the smart assortment. Papers for every room! Buy NOW and SAVE! 10? S.TORES SG.MRPHY CQ WITH Set-ECTECTMtRthAMblSe TO *7iÂ£ Be Beribboned! Bow to the bows oÂ£ those gay exciting 90's again. Wear ribbon every where with every thing. 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