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LAST E DITION The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. PRICE 2= VOL. 36, NO. 110. Tlic Weekly Courier. Founded July 17, 1B70. Tha Dally Courier. Founded November 10. 1002. I Merced. I July 18, 1029 CONNELLSVILXiE, PA., MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 14, 1I93S. TEN PAGES. Army Corps to Begin Its Program at City Airport in Early May Congressman Snyder Says Large Sums to Be Spent There. MAY BE FINISHED BY LABOR DAY Work wjll begin on or about May 1 on construction of buildings and installation of facilities at Connellsville Airport which will make it an intermediate Army air base, Congressman J. Buell Snyder said today. The flying Held, which will be one ol the key landing ports in the Army general staff's tentative program lor National defense, should be completed by Labor Day, the congressman, chairman of the House Appropriations sub-committee and chairman of the Army Appropriations Committee and the Appropriations Committee lor National Defense, laid. In a telegram to The Courier Thursday afternoon, Congressman Snyder said that the War Department will expend approximately $300,000 which will make the total outlay at the airport in excess of $1,000,000. The War Department has approved a 09-year lease ori nearly three acres ol land that City Council turned ovei to the Army Air Corps, the pact having been signed late Tuesda} afternoon by Major Evcrs Abbey of Washington lor the Government's service bureau. An annual rental ol $1, required on the legal document i* to be paid. Approval ol the lease by the War Department started the machinery moving lor the elaborate program that has been discussed lor some time. Congressman Snyder said that the aviation equipment, such as radio weather and"sounding devices, woulc require an expenditure ol approximately $120,000 which -would provide the airport with the latest and bcs facilities in the country. The instruments will include radio, beam lights, beacons and anti-aircraf range-finding and direction-detecto: equipment. The administration building, which the congressman said would require upwards ol $1150,000, instead ol the original estimates ol $75,000, wil furnish barracks and office lacilitie as well as headquarters lor th equipment. "Consideration also is being giv en,TM Congressman Snyder said, "t storage facilities on nearby hills lo certain types ol munitions, particu larly lor bombing planes." Deeply-dug caissons would be con structcd under the hillsides lor th storage of vast quantities of high ex Continued on Page Two. SAN PEDRO, Cal., Mar. 14.--Abso- Jte secrecy was enforced today as he lull United States fleet was mobilized lor six weeks ol war games n the Pacific--maneuvers extending rom Alaska and the Aleutian Islands, o Hawaii and American Samoa. For the first time in history, ncws- lapcrmcn were denied permission to ttend the games. The order to sail vas expected sometime after Monday midnight, but only Admiral Claude Bloch, the commanding ofllccr, and other members of the high command knew the exact hour of departure. More than 50,000 enlisted men and 3,000 officers will participate in the James, described as the most com- rehensive in history. JAMES IN RACE TO STAY, SAYS COUNTY LEADER George Brown, Fayette count manager lor Judge Arthur James candidate lor the Republican nomi nation as Governor, today denied report, printed in Pittsburgh ycstcr day, that James would withdrax Irom the race. "We are in to win," he asserted. Mr. Brown has opened his head quarters at No. 8, Beeson boulevard Uniontown. Absolute Secrecy Surrounds Navy's Biggest War Game Second Degree Verdict Found In Murder Case UNIONTOWN, Mar. 14.--A verdic of second degree murder was rC' turned Saturday night against Jos eph Marinaro, proprietor ol a bee: parlor in Conncllsvillc, who had been charged with the fatal shooting o John Monosky last September 5 nca the defendant's place of business in North Pittsburgh street, Connclls ville. The jury of five women and seven men deliberated eight !iours and 4( minutes before reaching its verdict and making its return to Judge H. S. Dumbauld at 7:30 o'clock Saturday night. The case had been taken at 10:50 o'clock in the morning and the court remained on hand to receive the jury's findings. Acording to testimony of witnesses, Marinaro became ired as one ol his patrons hurled stones through the window of his beer parlor and fired into the street, wounding Peter Op- pcrman and Monosky, the latter dying in Conncllsvillc State Hospital the next day. )avid Harris Goes on Trial In Cruelty Case UNIONTOWN, Mar. 14.--David Harris, aged Perry township farmer, vent on trial before Judge W. Rusell Carr this morning on a charge of 'cruelty to .an infant child," his granddaughter, born out of wedlock o a daughter, Martha, who will face the court on a similar count at the close of this case. Courtroom No. 2 was taxed beyond capacity when the court granted the defense petition for a severance of :rials, both father and daughter hav- .ng been indicted by the March 5rand jury nearly two weeks ago. Judge Carr ordered that persons unable to find scats would be forced to leave the room. M. J. Tcater, an agent of the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, was the first witness called by District Attorney James A. Reilly, who is prosecuting the case in which it is charged that the aged farmer had forced his daughter to keep her second "sin" child imprisoned in an upstairs room as penance. Fayette county authorities had conducted an investigation upon receipt of complaints and called in the society agents who pressed criminal charges. The district attorney in opening his address to the jury said: "This case has been over publicized and possibly exaggerated in the public press. We're not trying this case on newspaper accounts. I: you have any preconceived or fixed opinion, I feel it is your duty for^ou to say so now." Attorney J. K. Spurgeon of defense counsel told the court he joined with Reilly in giving each juror an opportunity to retire from the jury box should they have been influenced by the publicity attcndan' the'case over a period of many weeks. "Unless you speak nc .·," Judge Carr said, "we will assume that you will try this case solely on the evidence presented here and on tin law as it is given you by the court.' No comment was made by nny member of the jury that is composcc of five women and seven men. The Continued on Page Two. Pedestrian's Back Possibly Broken In Odd Accident Just Off the Wire UNIONTOWN, Mar. 14.--A victim of the oddest automobile accident in Fayette county's history, Samuel Martin, 21, of Coolspring, is in Un- iontosvn Hospital suffering from a possible broken back. His companion, Miss Margaret Wcdl, ol Lemont, was uninjured. The accident occurred at 10:45 o'clock Sunday night on, Coolspring road when Eugene Smith, colored, of Republic, lost control of his car as it rounded a curve. Leaving the highway, the machine crashed into a sapling at the side of the road. The impact sent the uprooted tree against Martin and his girl friend, walking along the road, throsving both to the ground. Patrolman H. M. Jayncs of the State Motor Police, the investigating officer, indicated a charge of reckless driving will be lodged against Smith. WASHINGTON, Star. 14.--The Supreme Court today rebuffed efforts by attorneys lor Al Capone, Chicago gangster, to obtain review of a one- year jail term Caponc Is scheduled to serve when freed from Alcatraz prison next January. The court declined Caponc's petition for review at a brief session, devoted lar.tcly to actions or petitions secondary cases. for review in J WASHINGTON, Mar. 14 The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved the nomination of Thurmond Arnold. Yale University professor, to be assistant attorney gcn- cral in charge of anti-trust litigation. lie would succeed Robert II. Jackson, rccntly approved as solicitor general. WASHINGTON. Mar. 14--Senator George \V. Norris, I., Neb., announced today he was Introducing a resolution lor a five-man Senate investigation of (he Tennessee Valley Authority controversy. cnalor that President Roosevelt will accept Clarence Darrow, Noted Lawyer, Dies CHICAGO, Mar. 14.--The body of Clarence Darrow lay in state today at a funeral parlor'near the modest apartment home where he lived for 30 years during his rise to fame as one of the country's foremost criminal lawyers. He died Sunday noon of heart trouble complicated by old age. He would have been 81 in April. At hi.s bedside weie his wife, Rudy, his son, Paul; and his sister, Mrs, Jennie Darrow Moore. They said Davrow had been seriously ill since Thursday and early Saturday passed into a death coma. In his long career, defender in n hundred or more murder trials, Darrow never lost a client to the gallows or electric chair. He spent much time lighting capital punishment -and laws which he said were of benefit neither to the criminal nor Perryopolis Store Manager Hits Armed Bandit; Chases Him SCHUSCHNIGG REPORTED DETAINEE Kurt -von Schiuctmlgg »n3 son Kurt Former Chancellor Kurt von Schuachnlgg of Austria, seen, here with his mothcrtws son, Kurt, ia reported In "protective custody" of the Nazis. --Central Preta F U R T H E R T A X B I L L CUTS SEEN An armed bandit was routed by John Swayzc Thorpe, 35, 245-poun manager of the A. : P. store E Perryopolis Saturday afternoon when he turned upon the gunman inslcai" of complying with the "stick-up' command. Thorpe was alone at the time as hi clerk, A n d r e w Swells, forme basketball star ol Perry Townshi High School, had gone to the bank when the gunman entered and askct lor a package of cigarets. As Thorp returned with the cigarcts, he looked into the muzzle of a revolver. "This is a stick-up," the prowler in- lormed him. As the gunman momentarily glanced toward the doorway as if to sec if anyone was around, Thorpe struck the man's nrm, the menacing firearm being lowered. The robber took to his heels and ran to the door. He turned and pointed the gun at Thorpe who ducked behind a counter. As the gunman left the store and headed for a parked automobile nearby, Thorpe gave chase, despite the fact that the armed man once stopped outside and pointed the gun at him. There were some onlookers in the vicinity and Thorpe yelled to them to "catch that thief" but they thought the store manager was trying to pull a practical joke. The robber sped away on Route 51 in the direction of Pittsburgh. State Motor Policeman John Beck, who was assigned to the case, found the automobile which had been stolen from William McCarrell of Washington, Pa. By United Press. WASHINGTON, Mur. H.--A rebellious Senate begins revising the House-approved tax bill today. The undivided profits tax which the House trimmed to a skeleton will be eliminated or funhcr modified unless there is an unexpected chance ol sentiment. The capital gains tax, nlready modified by the House, will be further revised if a powerful bloc led by Senator Walter K. George, D., Ga., does not meet unexpected defeat. The graduated flat tax on corporation income which business vainly asked Congress to retain when the 1935 undivided profits tax was- written will be restored at perhaps a slightly higher scale, according to present plans of a majority of the Senate Finance Committee. The Senate Finance Committee, led by Senator Pat Harrison, D,, Miss., opened executive sessions on the bill this morning with sentiment overwhelmingly against retention of the undistributed profits tax. Administration leaders still would like to keep the skeleton of the tax as approved in the House bill, but a week-end declaration by Harrison against it virtually determined the outcome. The only possibility of retention lay in fears of some committee members that it would prove ex ccedingly difficult to reconcile the final Senate and House bills if it were entirely removed. 57 Used Cars Sold Daring Exchange Wee/c Kilty-seven used cars were sold )y local dealers during National Jscd Car Exchange Week, it was made known today. The exchange in the downtown Margiolli Rules on Relief Eligibility By United Tress. HARR1SBURG, Mar. 14.--Persons to be eligible for State relief must have lived in the State a year on their own resouiecs, Attorney General Charles J. MarRiolti has ruled. "Any other conclusion would tend to attract dependents of other states lo our Commonwealth," he said. Public Is Invited To National Guard Inspection Tonight The public is invited to the annual Federal and Stale inspections o: the Howitzer Company and Mcdicn Detachment, Conncllsvillc's two units of the Pennsylvaia National Guard tonight at E o'clock at State Armory BRITISH FLEETS BEGIN MANEUVERS Holiday Ordered To Swell Crowds- Control Complete Peace or War Chief Question Among British By United Press. LONDON, Mar. H.--Premier Neville Chamberlain in the House ol Commons today denounced Germany's seizure of Austria as deserving "the severest condemnation" and promised increases in Great Britain's already tremendous rearmament program. Chambcrlnin made it plain that Britain was alarmed as he told the lower chamber, packed lor the foreign affairs debate, it would "be idle to pretend that recent events do not constitute a change in the situation justifying a review of the defense program. "The government has decided t o ; make such a review and will in due course announce further steps it may think necessary to take," the premier told the house as it cheered. Chamberlain pointedly warned that events in Austria were upsetting the balance of Central Europe and were not only bound to cause political uneasiness but would gravely set back the program of economic appeasement. LONDON, Mar. H.--The British cabinet concluded a long emergency session today while a crowd ol 3,000 anxious Britons clustered in the vic- h the mind: streets came to evening. a close Saturday County Eliminations In Forensic League Advanced One Week Dates lor the Foyette county eliminations in the Pennsylvania Forensic and Music League have been advanced one week, it was announced today by Earle E. Curtis of Perryopolis, county director. The music eliminations will be held in Connellsvillc High School Saturday, March 20, and the speaking events Saturday, April 2, at the same place. Interference with the Windber band festival and the State College debates necessitated advancement in the two dates. The schedule ol the various leaturcs throughout the day and evening will not be altered, Director Curtis said. -ords on the grave crisis caused by. crmany's annexation ol Austria. France kept in close touch with Britain's attitude and Andre Corbin, French ambassador, visited the lor- eign ofllce while the cabinet was in session. Also during the meeting, Ernst Woermai'.n, German charge d' affaires, visited the foreign office, and informed the government of ycster- Continucd on Page Two. Commission Moves To Reestablish Soft Coal Prices By United Press. WASHINGTON, Mar. 14.--The .nought uppermost in every "Will it be peace or war?" The cabinet approved the drafts of By United Press. VIENNA, Mar. 14.--Fuehrer Adoll Hitler, triumphant ruler Irom the north, rode through the streets ol Vienna today in the crowning act ol his consolidation of the German empire Irom the Baltic to the Italian border. Through streets jamcd with hundreds of thousands ol cheering Austrians--through a city buried under the Nazi swastika and swarming with German regulars, Hitler was driven in jubilant procession to the center of the former capital of the Haps- burfis--now German. The great ring boulevard circling the city and the streets leading into it were jammed almost beyond belief. The university, situated in the ring, steadily poured lorth storm i troops in brand new black uniforms who had entered in civilian clothes a lew hours before. The unilorms arrived by the truckload, apparently from Germany. Approximately 500,000 crowded the streets.' Hitler stood in his biR six-wheeled military automobile with upraised right hand while his newly-created German citizens broke into tremendous waves of acclaim which roaied over the city like the beating of the surf. The bells ol all the many churches pealed. The great bells ol St. Stephen's rang as they seldom have been heard. Factories, their staffs working at top speed all night, could not turn out enough Nazi emblems to meet the demand. Hotels were sold out. The Nazi party issued appeals lor householders to receive guests lor whom statements by Prime Minister Neville nvestigation OfTVANears By "United Press. WASHINGTON, -Mar. 14.- ^Pooid- ly crystallizing sentiment in both Senate and House on the Tennessee Valley Authority conflict today strengthened demands lor a congressional investigation ol the agency. Despite an unyielding effort by most Administration senators to put the inquiry into the hands ol the Federal Trade Commission, two developments indicated that a congressional investigation was nearer realization. Senator H. Styles Bridges, K., N. H., and Senator William H. King, D., Utah, joined foiccs with Representative Maury Maverick, D., Tex., in an effort to overcome oppos-ition to an inquiry by Congress. Bridges and National Bituminous Coal Commis- King, authors of a Senate investiga- sion took initial steps today toward tion resolution, and Maverick, spon- rcestablishment of minimum prices for s-oft coal, summoning its first public hearing April 25. The first hearing will dea with the technical subject of discounts or price allowances for distributors. Police Begin Hunt For Peter Levine Reapportionmenf Act Before Court Tuesday WASHINGTON, Mar. 11 Joseph F. GufTcy. D. Pa., announced ) society. today after a White House confer- i . cnce that Charles F. Hosforil has re- ', Toy lKnitcs , ci.ji,, nic(l . signed as chairman of the National I YOUNGSTOWN Ohio, Mar 12 Bituminous Coal Commission and Nmc . raont hs-old Market Gowcr's I wilfcomcJ before"Vh'e Dauphm countV celluloid rattle touched a kitchen ' court tomorrow. Bv United Press HARRISP.URG. -Mar. H.--Validity of the Senate Kcapportionmcnt Ac*. the resignation. Hosford had tendered his resignation as chairman of the disscntlon-torn commission twice previously, but it had not been accepted. stove and ignited. The fire spread i Judge William M. HarKest tcmpo.-- to her clothes. Her mother, Mrs. anly restrained the ac-t Satin-day, Samuel Gouei, oiu the flames iulfiH4 thai the State r.k'Umns BJ- wlth her hands, but Marg.iret wqs i reacti could not rccogm/.e ihc 19.17 burned seriously and died. J legislation. n.v United Press. GIBRALTAR, Mar. 14.--The combined British home mid Mediter- "utliontics have begun ranean fleets milled this morning for I search for the boy. the second phase o£ maneuvers off Tllc ljov . Pl;lei ' Levine, was kid- »y United ru",'. NEW KOCHELLE, Mar. 11.-Murray Levine, whose 12-year-old son was kidnaped 18 days- ago, dis closed today that Federal and state an active the Atlantic const. The Weather napcd February 24 while on the way home fiom school. The abductors demanded $30,000 ranson, and while the lather made repeated unsuccessful efforts to deliver the money police ol nil agencies maintained an Generally fair and colder in north ] olr ' ci:l1 "bands oft" policy, and ram, probably changing to light ,, ,, . ,. , snow or colder in south portion to- , "*"-*?" "? ut I := ll °\ niBht; Tuesday Kencrallv f a i r with CKEENSI5UHG. Mar. 14-A quar- slowly rising temperature in north I '.-'l °TM' tlimfis, among them portion, mm Tuesday is the noon sor of a similar House measure, meet today to work out their plans. Senator George W. Norris, I., Neb., author of a resolution for an FIC inquiry, said he still would fight for his pioposal but, if necessary would accept an unbiased congressional investigation. U. S..JO BUILD GIANT FIGHTERS WASHINGTON, Mar. 14.--The United States has decided to invoke the escalator clause of the 1936 London naval trc.ity, regardless of what other powcis may decide to do, it was reported in authoritative quarters today. The decision was reflected generally in phms of Navy officials to construct, battleships in excess of the 35,000 ton limit established by the London treaty. Barn, Truck and Sedan Lost in Donegal Fire weather foieeast sylvania. for Wcsturn IVnn- Tcmpcraturc Record. inn; M.tMnlU'n 5F, 40 M i n i m u m . 4(1 .'II Mean 4!) SO tin 1 Baer-F.irr lifiht, allegedly le- sullc'd in a IM light landed Harry Piitman, 40, in Westmoreland Hos-pitul with a concussion of the brain, a biokcn nose and tuo black rye-*, and r.ui'-cd Ihe nucst of John c'asudy, 55. .il-n of GieensbjrR, o» charges of fighting. Cas'tdy posted S25, police reported. fire early Sunday morning destroyed the barn of L. W, Shnflcr at Donegal and a new truck and sedan that were stored there. Tile fiie was discoveied by Adrian lioynian. a neighbor, who was passing at the time. The buildins was too far ^nnc lo be saved. The loss was estimated at $2,000. blem--and, also by official decree, only "Aryans" were permitted to vcar them. By order, Austrians :reeted German troops with the cry 'Heil Hitler!" and the straight arm Nazi salute. Dr. Arthur von Seyss-Inquart was irovisional president and chancellor n place of venerable President Miklas, 10 years the country's chief executive, who resigned yesterday rather than wea:: the Nazi emblem and greet Hitler as his leader. Dr. Kurt Schuschnigg, Seyss- Inquart's old Irieid whom he ousted as chancellor, wa) understood still to be at his home, prostrated and under "protective" custody, while arrangements were made for him to seek refuge in Hungary. (It-was report! d that Schuschoigg already, .had left" Vienna :andtwas~at the estate ol Cojnt Estcrhazy near Budapest, his expected destination, but information liere agreed with a statement made 'vy the estate caretaker that he had not arrived.) Other former cabinet ministers and high government officials were under lormal arrest or "protective" custody. Anti-Jewish measures spread last, and the city's 160,000 Jews lived in terror while "Aryans" rejoiced, spontaneously or by order. Nazi labor Iront men seized a big Jewish calc and announced they would conduct it as an "Aryan" establishment, no Jews admitted. Hospitals decided to replace J e w i s h officials' with "Aryans." Nazis toured Jewish owned coffee houses, requisitioning lood, and seized Jewish owned motor cars Irom garages. By personal decree ol Hitler, Joseph Buercke!, Nazi leader lor the German Saar district, assumed supreme comamnd ol Austrian Nazis and took charge of the plebiscite on Austro-German union which is to be held April 10. Heinrich Himmler, chief ol the German Gestafo (secret police) assumed command ol Austrian police and at once ordered police to stop using the rubber blackjacks with w h L . they are equipped because these weapons were "Incompatible with the dignity of German citizens." Himmler also put Ludwig Wciser, pro-Nazi chief ol Vienna secret police, under "protective" custody. It was estimated that about 500 men were under arrest and that hundreds more weie in "protective" custody--in some cases actually protective because, if free, they would be in danger ol being attacked by No/is. The new authorities lost no time in getting after their enemies of prc- Nazi times. Officials of many categories all over the country had been dismissed and replaced by Nazis. Germanic sections of the Schusch- nig« Fatherland Front had been dissolved. The official telegraph and postoffice administration broadcast an order to all Nazis who had been dismissed from their posts under the Dollfuss and Schuschnigg menu lo icturii to duty. Ministers to Britain, France Continued oix Page Seven. govern- uid

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