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PAGE FOUR. THE DAILY COURIER. CONNELLSVILLE, PA. SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 1935. latlg (ttnumr THE COURIER COMPANY , James J. Driscoll R. A. Doncgan Walter S. Stimmcl _ James M. Driscoll J. Wylie Driscoll Publisher ..President and General Manager Secretary and Treasurer J Editor j._ Associate Editor -Advertising arid Business Manager 1 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 Postofflcc, Z :.:"'.' TM : Connellsville, Pa. ·SATURDAY. EVENING, MARCH 12, 1938. . Austria Falls Under Hitler Rule z Europe is bordering on panic today--fearing a repetition of the'years following July, 1914--because a dictator ds running wild, daring others-to stop him. - Hitler has'overrun Austria with thousands of troops-150,000 early -reports ..indicated---crushing the hopes of the r anti 1 Nazis "for a plebiscite tomorrow in which the nation -_was to decide whether it should remain free or become a 'puppet state under the Nazi dictator. Hitler's coup was in f defiance of Britain and France. They have lodged protests. "·Protests are useless when a dictator of the type of Hitler 'or Mussolini is concerned, xinless there is display or armed ·force to back them. Italy is "neutral." While Mussolini is ^represented as '.'disappointed" over Hitler's action, the '.tclose association o£ the two dictators in recent months does -not altogether .bear .out that assumption. There may be intrigue... .At least II Duce has not followed the ex- of Britain and France. ~; J In Washington the "State-Department is "watching de- "velopments," with a determination to observe a strictly -hands off policy. This Government ha? not filed any pro- . test and does not intend to, Secretary Cordell Hull made .known. Nor should there be one. While "sympathy, tm: officially, and perhaps officially, too. Is with Austria there . is no reason why we should run the risk of becoming in" volved in another war when it is our business to keep out. There- can be lio justification of interference' in affairs of the Old Worl'd. It Is probable that within a few days the turmoil will subside. Austria will have been brought under the Nazi . spell and that will be the.end of it, for the time. Europe has had scares before. It remembers the terrible cost of the war that started in 1914. CABINET FEUD DETREIDBNT TO PUBLIC The public will have to pay, financially and otherwise, '. because of the feud between Secretary of Labor and Industry Ralph' M. Bashore and Attorney General Margiotti. Long smouldering enmity between the .two members of the " Earle Cabinet has flared forth in connection with a question of the legality of Bashore expending $9,000 of state : funds in calling expert witnesses to defend the 44-hour : week law. : Margiotti disclaims any responsibility In connection : with the passage of the bill. He didn't see It until after it · had beeii.introduced. He then advised the Governor he had " "serious doubts" as to its constitutionality. He admits, however, having later recommended executive approval _ "because of the excellent purposes which' it seeks to ac- compllsh:" '. - · Disclaiming rsponsibility for "sloppy" legislation . adopted by the 1037 Legislature, Margiotti said he was " Ignored in drawing Administration measures; that It was done by the State Department. This was a departure from a long-standing policy of having the Justice Department do this work. Margiotti points out that all of the Administration-sponsored measures of 1935 were approved by him and that all have withstood court test, while several of 1937 have been Invalidated and others are not expected to withstand Supreme Court test. Thus does a petty feud pile up expense on the people of the Commonwealth and expose needed legislation to Invalidation, by the courts. DKIVE AGAINST MARIJUANA CIGARETS : , Any steps the State Bureau of Drug Control may take : to stamp out the sale of so-called "reefer" clgarets should ; have the wholehearted support of the public. They contain -a most dangerous drug. The'vendors care not what harm · they do. It Is the money they are after. Commenting on the drive to wipe out the business the Washington Observer : says': · ~- .-· "Reefers'.' are cigarets made of marihuana (or ; marijuana),^, plant that .grows as prollflcly as weeds : and contalnsrpotenT narcotic-qualities. .Description by experts indicates that tho smoking of marihuana -in ; "reefers" has effect somewhat like opium, producing " a. feeling of omnipotence aud exhiliration and at the · same, time almost, completely paralyzing the smoker's : reasoning'ability'and judgment. The practice has · vicious effects upoa the human body and is habit form: ing. Furthermore, it produces extremely abnormal : conduct, often causing suicides, murders and crimes of all descriptions. The most-odious part of Hie business of "reefer" : sellers Is that it Is aimed principally at school children · often too immature to realize, the danger of smoking : marihuana. · · ' . " - . _ Pittsburgh Is said to be a distribution point for West- .ern Pennslyvania.. Perso'ns.knowing of the sale will be doing the community a service by notifying officers. IT'S AIRI'OBT The name is";ConneIIsvi;ie Airport and will continue ;to be, regardless of what Uniontown newspapers and citi- -zens continue to call It. The flying field along the road to the countyseat has been so officially designated. And why not? Connellsville holds the title to the 206- ·acre tract which is being developed into a field second to none in Pennsylvania and ranking with the best in the -country. : Hardly was the ink dry on the announcement in The 'Courier that the War Department will expend $75,000 in the erection of an Air Cors base when there cume a telegram from Representative J. BueirSnyder that the base buildings and equipment necessary for use by the 'Air Corps : will bring the total to $300,000. By the time the field is ready for use by the Army and .for commercial purposes the investment will be a million dollars, it is estimated. And the name will c o n t i n u e to be Connellsvilli; Airport. STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Karl L. Douglass, D. D. FEAR NOT A noted botanist touring the Alps saw 'a specimen one day which greatly intrigued his interest. But it was growing in a place which he, unaccustomed to mountain climbing, could not reach. He therefore offered a small boy a sovereign it he would allow himself to be lot down by a rope where he could secure this specimen and then be drawn up again to safety. The boy wanted the sovereign very much but he knew it involved a hazard. He thought about it for quite a while, and then said, "All right. I'll do it if you let my father hold the rope." He knew that in his father's hands he would be safe. Every true Christian believes that in his Heavenly Father's hands he is safe. Come danger ior suffering, come sorrow or disappointment, God is able to keep us from falling. It matters i not how great the danger if we know that our Father has hold / of the rope. ,' This is the conviction which makes religious people strong and equal to every circumstance, and It is the absdnce of this conviction which makes people anxious and fearful. It today you have something which frets and worries you, something which alarms and fills you with misgiving, just remember that danger can never bring us harm if God has hold of the other end of the rope. All righto reserved--Bab son Newspaper Syndicate. What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Mar. 12.--Why all ho Russians who arc accused o£ apital offenses plead guilty is a uzzlc to Americans. Members of the diplomatic corps, ere -In Washington, tell me that the tiing is a mystery to them also. I o not mean to say that Russian iplomacy, too, is at a loss for an xplanation. I presume that Rus- ians understand their own national isychology. But I can quite com- .jrehend the unwillingness of a lusslan, temporarily in America, to o overly communicative. I recall he case of one of my personal riends, Vladimir Romm, Washington Correspondent ot Izvostia. He was ather talkative. In due course he was recalled to Moscow, ostensibly to be complimented on his supposedly good work. Never since has he been icard from in this country--though here are rumors that he faced a Iring squad. The same with Russian diplomats! --distinguished ones. They become conversational, are invited home on business, and--that is the end. PUZZLING No, (f I wore n Russian repr.:senla- ive, of any kind, on foreign duty, ; should not tell anything to anybody, unless I planned to remain permanently in exile. However, I have talked with the spokesmen of various non-Russian embassies and legations--notably with Scandinavians, who arc close neighbors of the Muscovites, and might reasonably be thought to have a certain comprehension of their mental quirks. They report that they are as much up a stump as the remainder of us. And I have heard alienists connected with the government's public health service speculating on the subject as a brain problem. Yet they admit that.not every single Russian who Is put on trial for his life can have suicidal tendencies. And they all plead guilty, knowing that to do so Inevitably must be fatal. So the alienists are befogged likewise; maybe not Russian alienists, but ours are NO HOPE FOR MERCY It Is understandable that an individual, in the dock, should plead guilty, hoping to win a modicum mercy thereby. That happens here occasionally--a possible choice between electrocution and life imprisonment. But these Russians do not hope for mercy. They must know tha they will not get any, no matter how they plead. It is well-nigh unbelievable thut all of them should be accommodating enough to plead guilty simply to save the prosecution troU' ble, especially considering that i person on trial seldom Is inclined to be regardful of liis prosecutor's convenience. It is conceivable that one victim out of say, 100, should remark to himself, "Oh, what's the use?" and plead guilty to get it over with. Bu oil Russians, being accused, seem to feel that way. In the News Brie* Comment on Current Events Here nnd There. Stray Thoughts By S. M. DcHUFF Lovers will have to stroll alon 0 Water street single flic if and when the narrowing of its sidewalk, whicl the.improvements call for, is com pletcd. Can it be that some -folk pass up the Amos 'n' Andy rudii programs to avoid seeing u too vivit reflection of themselves In the ehur actors of "Kingflsh," "Van Porter and "Flukey Harris?" A good wa; for parents to sidestep disappoint menls is to not expect too much from their offspring. Even though it ma; huve a New Deal aroma, I'd like ti seo a law passed making it compul sory for properly owners to remov flaring circus posters before ice, sno\ nnd wintry winds convert' them intt eyesores in residential sections. Wh should an article cost 10 cent fror one clerk and 13 cents from another in the same store? I'm told a verj prominent local citizen was awardei a handsome desk inkstand set fo revealing n defect in the local tele phone exchange during the rcccn interesting "open house." What great May Day ceclbration we shoul have this year with Jones-, Margiott McNnir and Kennedy dancing aroun the New Deal gubernatorial nomina lion pole. The least we can do is t credit Jim Farley with keeping u from looking at the same old face on postage stamps. It's gratifying t learn that tiiis column's nonscns brought some little cheer to a Pitts burgh hospital sick room. Lookin at those pipes lying along Ncwmye avenue, it's hard to tell if they'r intended for a sewer or a subway Now that the town's needs were de cided on nt Tuesday evening's B. P W. bnnquet, what's going lo be don about them? Let's go to press. The Democrat party in Pennsylvania has been split wide open Snubbed in his ambitions to become Governor by the David L. Lawrcncc- ontrolled State Committee, Senator oe GufTey has cast his lot with Licu- enant Governor Tom Kennedy. One f the b'.Uerest intra-party battles in he history of Democracy is in the aking. Indications arc the sore pots will remain after the primary. The wounds are too deep to be healed n a few months. An amazing development in Wall Street financial circles is the involvement of Richard Whitney, former iresident of the New York Stock Exchange, in the looting of n trust und set up for his wife and sistcr- n-law in efforts to save the brokerage firm of which he was the head rom bankruptcy. Five times was Vhitney elected president of the Itock Exchange. He was one of its eaders during the critical depression ·ears. There Is a reported shortage f $110,000. A man of the calibre f Whitney must have been in desperate straits to have resorted to vhat has allegedly been done and for vhat he stands indicted. As Others Think MINOR SEX OFFENSES (Chicago Tribune.) At the instance of Muncipal Judge Cecil Smith, indorsed by Chief Justice Sonsteby, Assistant Corporation Counsel Mulcahy has drafted an | amendment to the disorderly conduct j section of the city code providing for the punishment ot certain offenses not hitherto covered by the section or by the criminal code. They include cases of "peeping Toms," indecent proposals, advances made in theatres, and enticing a child into a secluded place. The importance of these offenses docs not lie in their immediate results. When actual harm occurs the offense comes within some existin,? penallty, but merely as indications of abnormal tendency the courts should have authority to discipline and discourage. From this soil spring seme of our worst crimes. Individuals who begin with these minor aler- rations are likely to develop' into much more serious offenders and should be checked if possible. We are far from an efficient system of handling the dangerous abnormal offender. It science understands him better, the knowledge has not yet been translated into better practical means of protecting society from him. Too often It has been mistakenly applied to weaken protection. Today in Washington By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON, Mar. 12.--Many of the erudite New Dealers often justify many of their attitude toward public affairs by snying, "the British invc always done it," or else they nsist that, i£ you want to know what merica is going to be doing a lew cars hence, just ask what Britain id a few years back. So it is especially interesting to nd our Brtiish cousins somewhat Don't forget this is the final day of the used car exchange. Representatives of the participating dealers will be at their locations in Plttsburg street and Crawford avenue until ato hour. They assure you they have a lot of bargains in 1935-1937 machines. The greater the sale o£ used cars over the country during the period beginning last Saturday, the greater the boost ol the motor industry back toward normal. THE RIGHT OF ASSEMBLY (Illinois State Journal.) Both the Constitution o£ the United Kates and the constitution of Illinois ;uarantce to citizens the right of as- embly and the right of free speech. These are ancient civil rights, part if our heritage from England. Pre- umably similar'guarantees are made by the constitution of Indiana. And yet a superior court judge In Gary in our neighboring state has siued an injunction barring the lerman-Amcrican bund, a pro-Hiter organization, and related societies rom holding meetings in the state ol ndiana. The writ prohibited the mnd not only from holding meetings but from- renting halls for meeting purposes. Many citizens who are not sym- mthetic with the objectives of the )und will protest against this cour action. It is probably true that the nind, with its Nazi principles, is an un-American organization, but we do not believe it is so powerful ns to menace the security ol our neighboring state. Certainly our democratic government does not stand in the need o protection by a court injunction which denies the right to assemble peaceably. Democracy's strength i: in the open discussion of issues. T drive an organization such as thj bund underground is to resort to thi tactics of a Hitler. "A moral obligation" has moved :he Board of Education to abide by the terms of a "gentleman's agreement" to pay its share of the cost of an addrcssograph. The machine is to be the joint property of the city, the county and the board, ami will be used principally by the city treasurer in the collection of taxes Payment, it was agreed at a conference of members of Council and the School Board, is to be made at the April meeting of the board. I was the board's solicitor who used the words "moral obligation.' 1 Reference here to omission of Brownsville in the rcapportionment of the State for election purposes was based on a misunderstanding. Reprc- stntative Matthew J. Welsh put us right. The misunderstanding is sait to have arisen because "South Brownsville" did not appear in the bill. As a matter ol fact there is no South Brownsville. It was inergce with Brownsville two years ago Brownsville was in its old place in the bill, Mr. Welsh pointed out. Regardless of this there will be no change in district lines this year since the reapportionment act has been declared invalid because of several errors over the State. Facfographs The momentous five-day visit by Mussolini to Germany last fall 1 said to have cost the Nazi govern ment more than $2,000,000. At 30, O. Henry was sent to th Ohio Penitentiary. While in prison lie learned to write salable stories. Naturally musical, native Cost; Ricans can play several instrument by ear. Americans consume approximate ly five tons of rattlesnake ment cnci year. It is a popular hois d'ocm-rc ai outturn cocktuil bars. Insurance Agent! When losses occur, he Is your guarantee of prompt, efficient, personal service. But he can be helpful In Dther ways, if you will let him -- such as showing you how to obtain t h e MOST ECONOMICAL PROTECTION -- perhaps by eliminating cover- ages that overlap, or removing hazardous conditions. Your Insurance Agent Is Your Friend. J. DONALD PORTER INSURANCE First NiifioniU Bank Conncllsville, I'n go and expressed themselves accordingly. It seems that David Lloyd George, n August, 1922, while prime minis- er of England, contracted to write is memoirs for syndication in news- apers, and the consideration was aid to be approximately $400,000. Then came the furore in the Brlt- sh press and in Parliament. Mr. Joyd George was accused of capital- zing his official position for private ain. The prime minister was silent n the face of this criticism and then, ftcr exactly three weeks--yes, the ime was just three weeks--he came iut with a statement that he would :ive the proceeds to charity. The London Outlook said editorally: "if it is honestly worth its noncy, it will contain information vhich no prime minister can use without the gravest impropriety. The nation has a right to demand that ts chief servant, whose reputation is ound up with its own, shall not expose himself, at any rate while still n office, to the censure of every critic as a mere book maker." The London Dally News said it Just Folks By EDGAR A. GUEST IT'S IN' THE DOIXG T!m« was In the long ago Holidays I yenrncd to know. "Give me more nnd more," I cried. "HoutK wltli pleasure to abide. Freedom! Freedom I now I ask From this everlasting task." Dutybound. I ached to shirk LUe's insistent call to work: Dreamed of happier days to be Done with grim Necessity. When I mJght from strife retire. Free to serve my own desire. Now those days have come and I Watch the workers hurrylnK by: Watch and wish I had the strength Still to run a full day's length: SU11 could hold my place out ther« With a burden 1 could bear. fear the memoirs "must involve brcacnes of confidence which would endanger a vital cabinet tradition." Later in the same year, November, 1922/ Mr. Lloyd George left public office, and it was announced soon thereafter that he had contracted to write a series of articles for newspaper syndication along the same general lines, whereupon the British press opened up again on the sub- no. our uruisu "»"»'» «»"««..« . t Th j, 0!ldon Morning Post, for mused nowadays by the controversy ' · ... hat has arisen in America over the instance, said, ropriety of a President of the United tates offering for commercial sale, Ibeit not for private proflt, the pub- e papers of his Administration. For t appears the British even had that ery subject to deal with a few years "No previous prime minister of England had ever thought of. exploiting the mysteries of his cabinet. There are good reasons for not doing It and these reasons to the decent mind are so obvious that they would not need to be stated were they not being defied. "A prime minister, like all cabinet ministers, but more than any other, is by his position placed in possession of intelligence not his own, of secrets and information which are the property of the state. 'It is bad enough when a prime minister's wife is allowed to exploit the tittle-tattle of Downing Street, but when a prime minister himself engages in it the abuse becomes serious." The London Morning Post said editorially it was led to believe "that Mr. Lloyd George is putting up for sale, no matter whether for public charity or private gain, something which docs not belong to him. No other cabinet minister would dream of putting his official experiences on the market." The Westminster Gazette declared: "From the beginning there ,was strong and very proper objection to the man who was occupying the position of prime minister appearing as a writer-upon events in which he Continued on Page Five. Nothing Equals Genuine for porch and cornice repairs We carry this fine lumber in practically all sizes and recommend it for building or repairing. 6 ft. Flooring ea. 18c 8 ft. Flooring ea. 27c (I) Better, nn exceptionally fine grade) Balusters, 1% in. x 24 in lOc , 50-ib,sk. 50c Phone 7000 South Connellsville Lumber Co. Renr Capstan Glass Co., So. Connellsville, Pa. ORGANIZED 1880. Conneilsville Pa. Condensed Statement, March 7, 1938 ASSETS Bonds and Securities $1,794,932.75 Loans and Discounts 912,710.97 Overdrafts .00 Banking House and Furniture Fixtures 94,000.00 Cash and Due from Banks 786 629.91 Other Real Estate 28^327.14 Other Assets 2.00 $3,616,602.71 LIABILITIES Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits . .$ 374,186.32 Reserve for Contingencies 88,000.00 Interest and Taxes Accrued and Unpaid 17,500.00 Deposits 3, ] 36,916.39 $3,616,602.7? MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY William J. Davidson D. H. I-Iortou David Wertlicimer DIRECTORS: Alex B. Hood Grant Dull Louis P. McCormick . B. Zimmerman OFFICERS: SVILLIAM J. DAVIDSON, President GRANT DULL, Vice President ALEX B. HOOD, Vice President H. P. PORE, Cashier J. C. WHITELEY, Assistant Cashier

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