The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on March 14, 1938 · Page 4
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Monday, March 14, 1938
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I^AGE FOTJft. THE DAILY COURIKR. CONNlSbK.SVlL.ui!;, t'A. MONDAY, MARCH 14, 193S. imlg Otattrmr ..IE COURIER COMPANY . James J. Driscoll R. A, Doncgan -_.-...·.,.. Walter S. Stimmcl James M. Driscoll _-1. Wylle DriscoJl Publisher -President and General Manager Secretary and Treasurer , Editor . Associate Editor -Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OP Audit Bureau ot Circulations Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association Bureau ot Advertising, A. N. P. A. Served by United Press and-lnternational News Service SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy; SO cents per month; $5 per year, or $2.50 lor six months by mail if paid In advance.-.:: Entered as second class matter at the Postofflce, Conncllsville, Pa, HITLER'S *YES" MAN MONDAY EVENING, BIAKCH 14, 1938. MODEBJf HIGH SCHOOL OUR OYTX PROBLEM If there ; Js .continued delay on the part of the Board of Eduoation-in-giving thoughtful consideration to the need of providing adequate housing and modern equipment for the High School student body it will not be the fault of Superintendent B. B. Smith. Several months ago Mr. Smith called attention in a detailed statement to the fact that when the present building was projected it was to care " for a thousand students; that the school long ago had outgrown' its quarters and facilities. Again stressing'cohditions at a meeting of the board last week, Mr. Smith indicated it is time to "think hard." He cited an unusual increase in ^the student body as a whole for January over December. But there was no evidence of intention to act. There are now 1,372 full-time students and 472 part- time housed in the building. President Clyde R. Wcihe is indulging in a belief that the State will come to the rescue. He-has not revealed the basis for his hope. Perhaps he has in mind the State Authority. If that be so he might better forget it. The State Authority does not erect public school buildings or-finance them. Using State and Federal funds it has been devoting its energies to teachers' colleges, hospitals, sanitariums and other state buildings. It i's financing the garage and laundry for our Hospital. But it does not have, enough money to carry out the program-already reduced to blueprints. Consequently, for instance, it has been compelled to curtail the California Teachers 'College project. Jlr. Smith has pointed out the urgent necessity of action, not only from the standpoint of overcrowding but that of modernization. Our high school building is becoming obsolete. As an institution it is also behind the times. Modernization of the school program cannot be carried out because there is nowhere to do the work. But it can be taken for granted that, notwithstanding his great knowledge of what is needed, gained through many years of close connection with the school system ' and close touch with others, also, the ruling group of the present board will pay no heed to any advice he may give. Students probably h.ivc a'better comprehension of ·what is needed and what they should have right now than the members ol the Board of Education who influence their destiny. -l-IVE YEARS 1IEXOE TKAYELIXP Development of new ideas for the safety, comfort and general welfare of the motorist come slowly. Wo wonder why so many years elapsed before tho first closed car was built; why ever such high-perched monstrosities as once cluttered the highways were designed; why there was at first general opposition to four-wheel brakes; why for years after one or two makers introduced the automatic or semi-automatic gearshift others neglected to sense the demand for it; why numerous little refinements on popular priced cars were so long in coming. But all this Is.hlstory. Not long ago the prediction was made that a resilent . material for auto bodies is to be developed, the characteristic of which is that after a collision it will will spring back into shape like a rubber ball instead of crumpling 'as' steel does. But other improvements are on the way soon if makers do not hesitate too long. Mentioned by scientists are: A device that will prevent skidding on a wet surface; one that will slow the speed of a car if it approaches too close to another; two-way radio to warn or approach'ing cars; a contrivance that will "take the steering wheel from the driver by radio" and steer around an obstruction; automatic highway illumination, by which cars will turn -on and off electric lights. How we would like to be alive 25 years hence! The wonders oE today will have sunk into insignificance. Give the credit to science. DIABETES CUUE MATTER OJb' EDUCATfOy Presumably every well-informed physician knows this, if it is true: "That the death of a single child from diabetic coma signifies pure and unadulterated neglect and nothing else." That is the,way Boston doctors, in a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine, have declared themselves. The report recites that deaths from, diabetic coma are "shockingly high" and should be reduced to zero "through the education of physicians, patients, parents and diabetic children." It can -be taken for granted that as a rule the physician keeps posted on developments in medicine. It would seem the necessity for education-lies more with the patient, in adult age, and the parents, in childhood. A remedy for this once terrible disease is at hand in insulin. Knowing its value and making use of it, physicians with the disease are said to % live two to four times as long as other diabetic patients, tile Boston report reads. It is asserted every "diabetic child" becomes a coma possibility. It : should be given prompt attention by the family physician. HEW LIGHT KILLS COLD GERMS An ultra-violet lamp which not only sterilizes the air in a banking room at Suffern, N 7 . Y., but kills instantly germ life on everything within reach of its rays is one o£ the latest developments of science. While the value of the violet ray in the treatment of infections has been known for some time, this is said to be the first attempt at office or home atmospheric sterilization. The scoffers will say it can't be done, just like scoffers before them ridiculed Pasteur and other benefactors of mankind. But study over a period of 10 years has resulted in the light which purifies the air without damage to the eyes. The device is in the form of an overhead tube of mercury vapor from which emanates a bluish light, which kills bacteria in less than a second, or before they can be carried back and forth between customer and teller. The light also kills the germs iu the exposed side of money. U probably won't be long until the device is'in general use. It will help prevent the spread of our ancient enemy, the common cold. in By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON, Mar. 14.--An amazing procedure, ama/.ing in all the records of government and in the ing sides againf.t the chairman and wanted him to/resign, but could not actually request it because he has no conduct of a hearing intended to be i authority ot removal under existing judicial, has just taken place at the ! law. Also it) is doubtful whether White House. For the President of the United States, adopting the role of Judge, jury and prosecutor, has attempted to conduct a public investigation designed to discredit ;m honest pub- both houcs would ever vote to remove Chairman Morgan without holding the committee investigation which lie ib seeking. Doubtless Dr. Morgan docs not fee! he can serve any longer, anyhow, but he docs not lie official, Dr. Arthur E. Morgan, intend to give up his strategic posi- and designed also to prevent Con- I tion as a member of the TVA board Kress from making a thorough in- ' to demand that light be shed on vcstigatlon oC alleged malpractices, dishonesty and irregularities in the the conspiracies and intrigue that STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. LOOK FOR BEAUTV A home in which I am frequently entertained is filled with beautiful things--b c a t u i f u l books, antique f u r n i t u r e , plaques, pictures, and things artistic gathered from all part of the world. Recently I asked the gracious man and woman who preside over this home how they went about it to collect so many beautiful things. Their reply was, "You have to be interested in beautiful mines, be on the lookout for them all the time, and visit the places where you expect to find them." 1 was struck by the fact ihnt the principle underlying this declaration is unusually nppli- cablc to the living o£ evcry-doy life. Look for the beautiful, se'k !t out, Ro where it is, constitutes sound advice for anyone seeking a happy life and peaceful relationships with others. Strife generally arises from a disposition to look for trouble: un- klndncss from refusal to tolerate the weakness of others. If we arc alert for the beautiful, we will be surprised how often we find It where we least suspect its cxisttncc. If we sock out the places where beauty is to be found, it will refresh and strengthen us and send us nway with its benediction ot peace. Alt riphla reserved--Btbcon Newspaper Syndicate, What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Mar. 14.--The congressional fight over the pcndinc tax bill raises u question which has not been very plainly emphasized as a popular issue, for the subject is highly complicated and technical. The essential point is: What should be taxation's purpose?. To raise money for the government's support, and with no other end in view? Or is it sound practice to employ it as a means of arriving indirectly at objectives entirely distinct from the mere matter of revenue-raising? CORRECTING AN EVII. The late Henry T. Hainey, who diccl while Speaker of the House of Representatives, was one of the greatest tax experts tbii. country ever had. I knew him very well. Again and again I heard him say, 'Anything can be accomplished by a story of the stamping taxation.' He told out, by the taxation prescription, of a terrible disease known as phossy jaw. This complaint prevailed among workers employed in. factories engaged in producing, old-fashioned phosphorus matches. The pliosphorus settled in the bonf-s ot these workers faces and ate them up alive, as some radium workers are eaten up now. Match manufacturers said it was too bad, but unavoidable, unless we went back to the days, ot flint anc steel. However, when the Representatives' Way and Means Committee, o which Rainey then was u member slapped a thumping ta.x upon phosphorus matches, m a t c h m z leers promptly hit on a new mutch-making formula to dodge the tax, and phossy jaw disappeared. In the News Brief Comment on Current Event* Here And There. As Others Think Visitors to the remodeled J.lks lomc in East Crawford avenue rri- day evening might have imagined, iftcr they were inside, being transported to a metropolitan scene. It was the grill which attracted most attention by its beauty and modern appointments. Officers and members of the building committee, attired in lull dress and serving as a reception committee-, were showered with complimentary remarks, not only as to Ihe beauty of the interior of the building but as to their personal appearance. They were elated over the success of the "open house." Sunday afternoon the functions having to do with the opening were- chmtxcd by initiation ot a class of 33 candidates, with a degree team fiom Uniontown in charge. On every hand there was evidence ot the progressive spirit which pervades the lodge. THE NEW TABLECLOTH (Baltimore Sun.) When you come to the table and find it covered with a nice clean white tablecloth and are warned to be careful of it, as the laundress fusics it she has to do up too many tablecloths. And you cat your soup with great care, permitting none of it to spill over on the tablecloth. And skillfully you carve the meat, keeping it within the platter that is much too small for it. And, with astonishing ndeptncss, you help yourself successively to brown gravy, sweet potatoes swimming in sticky liquid, cauliflower with cream sauce and damson pickle of a deep-eyed purplish hue, and yet somehow manage to keep the table- 1 cloth inviolate. And help yourself to a cigaret and smoke it without burning a hole in the tablecloth or defiling it with ashes. And. in reaching for the celery and olives, mir.iculously escape upsetting our tumbler with your elbow. And breathe a sigh of relief when ou have completed the eating of the ingcrbread and chocolate sauce, and utter yourself that you have suc- The champion of the underdog is dead. Clarence Darrow, brilliant legal mind, passed on Sunday afternoon sit his home m Chicago at the age of 80. "I've fought all my life for the underdog," was his proud boast. Recently Darrow gave out i brief outline ot his philosophy, ii; which lie declared the greatest satisfaction he got out of life was "my efforts in behalf of the unfortunates. 1 His was lite ot real service. Nobody had been able to turn him from his agnosticism. His attitude towarc religion was: "I feel as I always have that the earth is the home and the only home of man, and I am convinced that whatever he is to get ou of his existence he must get it here.' If he has found ho was mistaken ii his beliefs, he must still have been greeted by this: "Inasmuch as ye did it unto the least of these, my breth ren, ye have done it unto Me." AS A COERCIVE MEASURE This was all right. Nevertheless, it never was intended to be u tax as a tax. It was a bani- tary measure. There %vas no thought of raising money by it. The notion was to stimulate match makers' chemically imaginative activities. It WOK the reverse of a revenue-raising plan. Now, various New Deal taxes, similarly, arc imposed less with the idea ot feeding the Treasury than, on the theory that they will compel certain affected interests to do so-and- so. A DOUBTFUL TAX The much-discussed "undistributed profits tax" is conspicuously illustrative. Theoretically (and occasionally sometimes, maybe, in fact) big companies unduly hang on to their profits, as reserves, instead of paying them out in dividends, thus keeping 1 that much cash out ot circulation, to Uniontown is to be the place to the annual convention of the WPS tern Pennsylvania Firemen's Associ alien--the date, Augu.n 7. Having the convention in a city so close wil be very satisfactory to the Nev Haven Hose Company, which on scv eral previous occasions was host i' the fire fighters for their annua gatiicrings. Acceptance ot the mvi tation of the countyscnt was cnn firmed by Chairman W. E. DcEolt o the association's executive com mittce. the prejudice of our resources fluidity. All the same, even a big corpora tion may legitimately see fit to han on to some of its earnings for sub sequent investment in desirable en largement--a good thing in the Ion run. An "undistributed profits tax" aimed at foreclosing such a policy-not by prohibiting it but by tax ing it to death. i Not all these sUicme', .*ie a.s d o - j fensible as the one against phossy j jaw. I management of the first entry on a large scale of the government in the field of public ownership. Mr. Roosevelt the other day really e disqualified himself as a judge because he allowed the White House to be used as a means of making public letters from two members of the TVA board of directors reflecting on the third member and virtually demanding the resignation ot that third member--Dr. Arthur Morgan. Likewise, the President has chosen to ignore the right of the Congress of the United States to investigate the acts of agencies and organizations which it has created. The law says that a member of the board of directors of the TVA can be removed only by a concurrent resolution of both houses of Congress. The President has nothing to say about his removal and presumably has no right to intimidate any public official. Congress was careful to write the law that way because it did not want executive interference at any time. But Mr. Roosevelt has striven, by his public investigation at the White House, to discredit an important official whose testimony and evidence arc bound to be required when Congress does investigate--that is, assuming the Administration doesn't force a rubber-stamp majority in the legislative body to refuse the investigation asked for by Chairman Morgan. It is most unusual to have a pub lie hearing at the White House with stenographers present and copies ol the testimony being given sheet by sheet to tho press. It is most unusual also that a President of the United States could not have goi whatever facts he wanted or needed by calling in separately thr two directors who arc on one side o£ the dispute and the chairman on the other. In private conferences he could have obtained the necessary data. But the President, for obvious reasons, did not want the data. He plainly wanted to put Chairman Morgan "on the spot" so that the Administration henchmen on Caplto Hilt would be persuaded agains agreeing to an investigation simply by a reading in the press of thi stenographic record of what had hap pencd on Friday at the White House hearing. Chairman Morgan showed remark able steadfastness In refusing ti testify and in insisting that the Con gr:ss alone should investigate. Au parcntly Mr. Roosevelt was irked by Chairman Morgan's refusal, but, a the some time, he himself did no deny that the chairman had appcalei go on inside the TVA. When Mr. Roosevelt announced that all three directors should cither . reconcile their differences or resign. i -- ·essfully overcome 10 serious ob- tnclcs. What a disappointment to miss an thenvise perfect score by slightly ilting your after-dinner coffee cup o that the tablecloth has to be natched off the table and immedi- tcly soaked in water to prevent an ugly and indelible stain! SCHOOL AND DEMOCRACY (Pa. Education Bulletin.) The free common school Is Ainer- ca's greatest gift to humanity. It iclongs to tho heritage of Intelligent :nd responsible citizenship cstab- Ishcd by our pioneering forefathers, t is necessary to the success of our Republic. Tho school is the surest guarnnico of our personal rights. It s the safeguard of our political llbcr- to him before to give adequate con sidcration to the facts of the dispute There was no previous unwilUngncs on Chairman Morgan's part to te: the President everything, but th latter, for reasons of his own, kcp the chairman out In the cold the pas few months. In the past few days. It has bee apparent that the President was tak ties. It is the bulwark of our rep rcscntative institutions. The schoo seeks to enrich and ennoble horn life. It develops the skills ncedcc in agriculture and industry. It help to awaken ambition and to cstablis character. It emphasizes rcsponslbil ity to the common good and the gen cral welfare. The free school is th expression of a mighty faith. Be cause we believe in ourselves, in de mocracy, and in the future, we see through the schools to improve th quality of our lives. undoubtedly realized that his ublie inquisition of Chairman Moran had been.a failure. He knows erfectly well that the feud is not oing to be settled by all three of the Irectors themselves, and that the nly thing Chairman Morgan wants to have the whole case disclosed the public. Dr. Morgan's refusal o give facts now even to the Presi- Continued on Page Seven. SEED CATALOGUE Cain the catalogues arc here and page by page arrayed see the dainty bit* of bloom of which the spring Is made, \ncl hero and there arc splendors tall and charms that creep or climb Vhich nature strew* nbout the earth to make the summc* 'imc. ne catalogues there arc which list the things by man devised. But here are spring and summer and GodS autumn advertised! Vcs, hero designed to deck the world when skies srow blue again Arc nil the magic sorceries of sun and ·oil mnd rain. How edge n walk with loveliness? How robe a garden wall? ;iow decorate home dismal spot? These pagca tell It all I Yes hero in plant and vino and tree, full- lltcd and displayed. Are nil the glory and the charm of which the summer's made. CHECK YOUR SPRING NEEDS IF MARCH WINDS Blow Your Expense* Sky-High See US For Cash Up To $300. Coiubino Xour Debts Here, Havo Just ONE Plan to Par. No Endorsers, No Embarrassment* No Fees, No Deduction!. Inquire About Tho Union Repayment Dan Dp to 18 Months To Repay. The Old Reliable Company. 2" Xcars In Grcensburg. Loans Made In Westmoreland Ami Surrounding Comities. U N I O N LOAN CO. 201--Second Floor first National Bank Bid;;. Phone 1-3-1-3 GREENSBURG WHY MOTHERS GET GRAY No matter how carefully you dress your children to protect them from cold and wet, their adventurous spirit is apt to defeat your purpose. Send them to school by trolley and many of the temptations that endanger their health will be avoided. WEST PENN RAILWAYS

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