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LAST E DITION The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. PRICE 2= VOL. 3G, NO. 111. Tho Weekly Courier. Founded July 17. 3879. I Merged. Tho Dally Courier. Founded November 10. 1002. \ July 18, 1929 CONNELLSVILLE, PA.. TUJESDAY EVENING, MARCH 15, 103S. EIGHT PAGES. LEGION POST TO OBSERVE ANNIVERSARY W i l l i a m Livengood, Somerset, Will Give Address Tonight. ALL VETERANS ARE INVITED William S. Livengood o£ Somerset, a member of Somerset Post of the American Legion, will be the principal speaker at 8:30 o'clock tonight at the meeting of Milton L. Bishop Post, American Legion, at its home in North Pittsburg street when' it will join with the 19th anniversary celebration ot the founding of the Legion. In addition to Mr. Livcngood's address, there will be a history of Milton L. Bishop Post by Max C. Floto, a charter member. All charter members and former ofllcers are especially invited to attend. Members of the auxiliary and all World War veterans are urged to be present. Lunch will be served. · In connection with the anniversary, a Nation-wide radio broadcast ·will be presented by the National Broadcasting Company. The program will be presented from lour points in the United States. Opening ot the broadcast will be from Chicago, 111., where National Commander Daniel J. Dohcrty will deliver an address. On Wednesday the Department ot Pennsylvania will present a program in conjunction with the anniversary. Survey of Yough River For Flood Control Is Approved By Army Engineers' Board By United Press. WASHINGTON, Mar. 15.--The board ot Army engineers .today approved plans for engineering surveys for the combined purposes ol flood and water power on the Clarion. Cheat and Youghioghcny rivers, and the local protection of the Metropolitan district of Pittsburgh. Among the localities covered by the survey was the Tygart River, and its tributaries, with a view to flood control or prevention at Buckhannon and Elkins, \V. Va. Youghioghcny River, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland, with a view to provision for flood control reservoirs to supplement or to serve as alternates for the authorized reservoir system. Cheat River, West Virginia, with a view to the provision for flood control reservoirs to supplement or to serve as alternates for the authorized reservoir system. The field investigation necessary for the preparation of a survey report has been assigned to Colonel W. E. Covell, district engineer at Pittsburgh, and will be undertaken as soon as funds arc made available from the forthcoming War Department civil appropriation. : Has Fighting Chance TVA FOES SEEK JOINT INQUIRY By JOE ALEX MORRIS United Press Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Mar. 15. -- A Democratic-Republican coalition today introduced a resolution in the House nnd Senate lor a comprehensive 10-man joint Congressional investigation of the New Deal's Tennessee Valley Authority. WASHINGTON, Mar. 15.--Foes ol the Tennessee Valley Authority planned today to seek a Joint Senate and House investigation of all phases | of the New Deal's vast power and j regional planning project. They may introduce a joint resolution lor such an inquiry this noon in an attempt to defeat pending resolutions and to gain dominant positions on the proposed investigating committee. The plan will be opposed by Administration leaders, who also seek a joint inquiry, but who are trying to keep the Administration in control of an investigation that appears likely to furnish powerful political ammunition lor the 1938 elections. Meeting secretly last night, Senators H. Styles Bridges, Republican, N. H., nnd William H. King, Democrat, Utah, and Representatives Bertrand H. Sncll, Republican, N. Y., and Andrew J. May, Republican, Ky., decided upon a course ol action to prevent Administration control of any investigation. The conferees refused to discuss their plans, but it was learned that they had agreed to work for and seek strategic positions in congressional investigation. joint It also was understood that tentative agreement had been reached on composition ol the proposed investigating committee the resolution probably will call Jfor flvc senators and five representatives to conduct the inquiry. Convent, School Annex Planned by Unionfown Church; Cost $120,000 Special to The Courier. UNIONTOWN, Mar. 15.--Construction ol a convent home and a school annex is being contemplated by St. John's Roman Catholic Church ol Uniontown ol which Rev. Father Thomas J. Dunn is pastor. The expenditure would aggregate $120,000, it was said. Plans provide for building a new eight-room grade school structure and a parish hall that could be used as a gymnasium. The convent would quarter 16 sisters. (Sylvia Davis, 20, shown 5n » roapt- rator in Kansas City, Mo,, is given 'n fighting chanco lor life alter a S '-hour operation designed to give . cr use of her arms and legs, par-! alyzcd since birth. · (Central Preti). David Harris Ordered Freed By Judge Carr UNIONTOWN. Mar. 15.--David Harris, aged Perry township farmer, this afternoon was freed ol charges of cruelty to an illegitimate granddaughter on orders ol Judge W. Russell Carr who granted a motion of the defense that the case be taken from the jury. After the Commonwealth had concluded its case, defense counsel petitioned the court that the case be taken from the jury and Harris freed. Judge Carr granted the plea, ruling that insufficient evidence had been presented to sustain a conviction and ordered the liberation of the delcndant. It was an abrupt ending to a highly publicized case, known as the "sin" baby controversy. It had been contended by the State that Harris, the father of the unmarried mother ol the six-year old child that was purportedly jll-trented, had ordered the infant punished as a penance lor his daughter's misdeeds. UNIONTOWN, Mar. 15.--Clad in a print dress with her thin legs CHIEF DEBOLT, FEHER RENAMED TO FIRE POSTS Two Year Terms Given Department Head and Assistant. William E. DcBolt was appointed for an additional term of two years as chief of the fire department at Monday night's meeting o£ City Council. Mr. DeBolt hus been serving as fire chief continuously since January 3, 1910, and completion of his new term will give him a service record of 24 years. He is one of the best known fire chiefs in Western Pennsylvania and has one of the best continuity records. Superintendent Abe I. Daniels of the Department of Public Safety reappointed Chief DeBolt for two years and Victor Fcher as assistant chief for a similar tenure, the time to be computed from January 1, 1938 and to expire January 1, 1940. Council unanimously concurred in the recommendations of the departmental head. Trouble Flares Between Poland And Lithuania By United Press. LONDON, Mar. 15.--The Vilna, Poland, correspondent ol the News Chronicle reported today that Polish and Lithuanian troops were concentrating on the Polish-Lithuanian frontier because of an "incident" In which a Polish frontier guard wns killed and several wounded. The incident reportedly occurred Thursday near Radowka and Wicrsy.e opposite Vilna. Mass demonstrations in whicl' participants cried "We must march on Lithuania" have taken place along border towns, it wns said. Tension along the entire frontier reportedly was high. It was said that Polish military chiefs in Warsaw had discussed retaliatory measures lor the alleged attack and it was expected that an ultimatum would be sent to Lithuania as soon as it is formulated by Marshal Edward Smigly-Ryd/ and the Polish general st;iff after consultation with Foreign Minister Josef Beck. Rooseveli Seeks New Chairman for Coal Commission By United Press. WASHINGTON, Mnr. 15.- -President Roosevelt sought an appointee bared, little six-year-old Alice j to the National Bituminous Coal Marie Harris was carried into the Commission todny as Chairman courtroom this morning for cxhibi- I Charles F. Hosford, Jr., Butler, Pa. tion to the jury trying her grand- | succeeded in a four-month effort to father. Davis Harris, Perry town- I Quit the price fixing agency, ship farmer, on cruelty charges | At least two states--Pennsylvania growing out of alleged mistreatmentj an d Illinois--made strong represent- Hitler Welcomed to Birthplace in Austria at the lavm home. Apparently frightened by crowd, the child cried loudly and Continued on Page Two. FEDERAL TREASURY SWELLS AS INCOME TAXES POUR IN I aliens to the President that they the were entitled to the new appointment. Illinois congressmen claim their stale has been discriminated against by the commission. Pennsylvania, part ol a territory which produces two-thirds ol American soft coal, insisted the new commissioner should come Irom the same state as Hosford. By SANDOR S. KLEIN United Press Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Mar. 15.--Nearly 6,000,000 Americans--from $l,000-a- ycar clerks to multi-millionaires-struggled with income tax problems today in a last minute rush to meet the midnight deadline for filing Fed- .eral returns lor 1937. ' Income taxes paid today represent 'payment in lull or first installments on last year's earnings. Ranging : Irom lour per cent to 79 per cent, it was estimated that they would produce approximately $730,000,000 this month. Internal Revenue Bureau rcgula- j lions require that returns reach the i :ollcctor's office by midnight tonight.; However, the bureau has followed the practice ot accepting returns postmarked not later than midnight without imposing a penalty. Even at the White House there wns evidence of the last minute rush. Stephen Early, Whito House secretary, said that President Roosevelt worked on his report late last night but expected to have it ready several hours before the deadline. Administration officials watched the returns for an indication of what effect the business recession had on incomes' of taxpayers. Within the next lew days Treasury oftieinls will have to determine whether additional funds must be borrowed in the public money markets. JEWS BARRED IN AUSTRIAN P L E B I S C I T E Hitler Shaking Hands With Well-wishers at Braunau, Austria. A conquering hero comes home--Adolf Hitler, cnroute to Vienna where he took over tho Austrian government, stops at his birthplace, Braunau, Austria, to receive an enthusiastic welcome from the people ot his native land. While at Braunau, Hitler visited the graves ot his parents. --Central Press TAYLOR FAVORS "GIFT" AS MEANS OF HALTING DICTATORSHIP DRIVE HARRISBURG, Mar. 15.--Former Republican State Chairman M. Harvey Taylor today endorsed Gifford Pinchot's third bid for the governorship of Pennsylvania "to hnlt this persistent drive for dictatorship in America." vocates Even Larger Navy Than Roosevelt Asks WASHINGTON, Mar. 15.--Representative James W. Wadsworth, R., N. Y., told the House todny that the United States needs a navy even stronger than the one contemplated by President Roosevelt to defend the western hemisphere against the "march of dictatorships." Loading the second day of debate on the billion dollar Vinson bill to authorize -IB new fighting ship-;. Wadsworth maintained that America must be able to defend the western hemisphere by her own power. He said that if Central Europe is united under one government and the pressure of population continues, the world will see "another example of what's going on in China but on a much larger scale." River Falls After Reaching Ten Feet The Youghiogheny River was falling after reaching a high mark ol 10.15 feet at 6:30 o'clock this morning in the wake of a rainfall of 1.32 inches since Sunday morning. Ofllcial Weather Observer H. F. Atkins said that the peak · was reached at 6:30 o'clock and half an hour later it had dropped .01 of a loot. The decline became faster later in the day. The river stood at 4.38 fuel at 7 A. M. Monday. At 1 P. M. it was at 4.89, at 3 P. M. it had climbed to 5.08, at 7 P. M. it stood at C.05 and at 6:30 A. M. today it was at 10.15. The rainfall from 7:15 A. M. Sunday to 7 A. M. Monday measured .31 of an inch and from the latter hour until sometime during the night when it ceased to rain it amounted to 1.01 inches. Precipitation from 7 A. M. to 1 P. M. Mondny wns .35 of an inch. The next two hours it wns increased by .21 ot un inch and in lour more hours .44 ol an inch had fallen. Special readings of the river were required under the flood warning system that has been inaugurated in Western Pennsylvania. These are ! required when the rainfall amounts ! to .4 of an inch. Judge Ralph Smith Is CIO Candidate By United Press, PITTSBURGH, Mar. 15.--Judge Ralph H. Smith of the Allegheny county common pleas court will announce his canditlncy lor the Democratic nomination for Lioulonant- Governor tomorrow. Judge Smith will run on the primary ticket with Lieutenant Governor Thomns Kennedy, candidate lor Governor. Like Kennedy, Judge Smith will have the backing uf (he Committee for I n d u s t r i a l O;gnnii!:i- tion and U. S. Senator Joseph F. GufTey. UNIONTOWN, Mar. la.--Five families were marooned by high waters which overflowed the banks of Dimlnp creek at Fail-bank this morning. During the night the water I rose and when the families awoke | the buildings were surrounded. The street car tracks there also were under water for 12 hours but service was continued as usual. Water began to recede at 10 o'clock this morning. Hospital Patients. Mrs. Rose Shulmnn ol Lincoln avenue and Kenneth Hnrt of Cherry lane have been admitted to the Hospital for treatment. The Weather Rain with rising temperature tonight nnd Wednesday is the noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Tcmiicruture UecoriL ID3K 1937 M a x i m u m .. tl-i -40 M i n i m u m -H 31 Mcyn J i 36 Hitler Formally Accepts Austria Regulations Specifically Barring Them Are Prepared. CONCERNS UN ION WITH GERMANY By United Prcsj. VIENNA, Mar. 15. -- Jews wore 'orbidden today to take part, in the? plebiscite to be held April 10 on. the union. o£ Austria with Germany. Regulations for the plebiscite, specifically banning Jews, were issued today to the muncipalities by the: interiorrr ministry.. ~.The~: order read: _ . . - "Paragraph" one. All ' men " aid women born not later than April JO, 1918, possessing Austrian citizenship or expatriated from Austria under the 1933 law, banning Nazis, are entitled to vote. Jews arc ' excluded from voting. ' ' 'Paragraph two. Voting lists must be prepared immediately." They'will" be open to public inspection from" March 27 to March 31. "Paragraph three. Preparations for the plebiscite must start imnvsdi- utely." Schuschnigg Refuses To Quit Vienna With Son Held as Hostage By United Press. LONDON. Mnr. 15.--The News Chronicle reported today that Kurt Schuschnigg, deposed A u s t r i a n chancellor, had prepared to leave Vienna yesterday but changed his mind at the Jast moment when informed that although he was at liberty to leave his 11-year-old son would have to remain as a pledge ot his father's "discretion." Fear Invasion Of Barcelona; Citizens Flee By United Press. HKNDAYK, Franco-Spanish Frontier, Mnr. 15.--Grave alarm was reported in Barcelona today as Generalissimo Francisco Franco's Moroccan cavalry swept east from Gaspe towards the Catalan frontier, 20 miles away. Cannon fire wns audible in the Catalonian capital, where civilians were terrified. Civilians were fleeing toward the French border from the region of Lerida as the nationalists continued their powerful drive, occupying Al- cnniz and Gnspc. Nationalist planes intensified their attacks. They showered hundreds of Ions of explosives on Barcelona, Tarragona and Rcus and other coastal towns in some of the fiercest raiding .since the war boson. The tfovernmenl called up the 1941 class of boys from 17 to IB years of ago. Mobilization was extremely difficult. Groups -of men and boys were arriving at the border and attempting to cross. Barcelona for the first time since the war began 21 months ago, feared invasion. The people were accusing Premier Juan Ncgrin and Indalecio Prieto, minister ot national defense, of having failed to secure enough planes, artillery and machine guns to hold off the attackers. Spanish Rebel Plane, German Crew, Burned BARCELONA, Mm-. 15.--A rebel hydroplane manned by five Germans wns shot down in flames near Vinaror. on tho constyl road, it was announced oflicinlly today. G-MEN BEGIN WIDE SEARCH FOR BOY By United Press. NEW ROCHELLE, N. Y., Mar. 15. --G-men and local police began nationwide, search today for 12-year- old Peter Levinc, kidnaped February 24 lor $30,000 ransom. Federal nnd loenl authorities entered the ease openly after the boy's father, Murray Levine, announced thnt their activity would not preclude the "safety" of the kidnapers in ne- gotinting for rnnsom. "Should the right person make contact with me," the attorney snid, "they (police) will allow me a free hand to meet the demands ol the kidnapers without interference, and they will not follow me or any go- between." Although t h p wav .ilill wai .p-n lor negotiations, mere were no developments. Proclaims It as Eastern Frontier of Greater Germany. 5IGANTIC REVIEW OF MILITARY HELD By United Press. VIENNA, Mar. 15.--By telephone to London--The pride of the German army goose-stepped past Fuehrer Adolf Hitler today as he formally accepted Austria into the German reich and proclaimed its "future mission' --to be the newest eastern frontier of greater Germany and its defender against enemies. War planes roared overhead as infantry, cavalry, artillery, tanks and armored cars passed in review before the fuehrer, who stood on the steps of the old Hapsburg Palao facing Herics' Square and the tomb of the unknown soldier. . Shortly alter the review, Hitler left by plane lor Munich,'his per sonal task accomplished, leaving hi: trusted leaders to complete the nazi ficatlon of Austria. Prior to Hitler's speech, Dr. Arthui von Scyss-Inquart handed over tc Hitler his powers as provisiona chancellor-president and was dcsig natcd by Hitler statthalter or govcr nor o£ the German province ol Austria. Vienna massed the greatest crowd in its 2,000 years of history to greo Adolf Hitler on his day of triumph Yesterday he entered the city which he left to seek his fortune Germany, but today was the rea day of celebration. An oilicml reception and a me morial to Austria's war dead and a Continued on Page Two. Brownsville Negress Charged With Murder, First Degree Sough UNIONTOWN, Mar. - -15.--Th Commonwealth is asking lor-a firs degree verdict for Mrs. Margarc Leftwich, Brownsville Negress, wh is on trial before Judge H. S. Dumbauld. She is charged with the fata shooting of James Pugh, also o Brownsville, on Christmas Day in the Leftwich home when the victim was instantly killed by a rifle bulle allegedly intended for the woman" husband, Minnis. H. Vance Cottom is the spccia prosecutor who with Assistant Dis trict Attorney A. A. Brown is pre scnting the Commonwealth's case The jury was selected shortly bclor noon as- R;iy Hoffman, a laborer 0 Leckrone, was accepted as the 12U jui'or. State Troopers John Beck am John Moflatt who investigated thi shooting were first witnesses. Canton Target Of Jap Planes; Many Deaths By United Press. CANTON, China, Mar. 15.--Canton was subjected today to the most severe raid of Japanese bombing planes in weeks. Casualties reportedly were numerous and damage was expected to be heavy. The attacking planes concentrated on the airport and flew so high that they could not be seen. Thirty huge bombs were dropped '· on the Tienho Airdrome, the industrial suburb of Saichuen, and the residential district ol Tungshan. Objective ol the bombs apparently were new, trucks brought into the airport area from Hong Kong. Above the junction o£ the Canton- Hankow and Canton-Kowloon railways junction the planes were met by wild anti-aircrait fire. The military school near the airdrome was hit eight times, and it was believed the casualties there were heavy. Several bombs ' fell within 100 yards of the Seventh Day Adventist mission headed by Dr. F. E. Bates of Los Angeles, Cal. Guard Units Complimented At Inspection Seven officers and 91 enlisted men, comprising the two local units o£ the Pennsylvania National Guard, were highly complimented by the Federal and State representatives who conducted the annual inspection Monday afternoon and evening. The equipment, records arid quarters of the Howitzer Company and the Medical Detachment were inspected in the alternoon. In the evening the guardsmen and medicos were put through drills before n large turnout ot citizens. Major L. IV. Eggers o£-Kane, Pa., senior instructor ol the 112th Infantry, D. O, L., the Federal officer, and Major William Mays ol Altoonn, senior instructor ol the 110th Infantry, D. O. L., the State officer, congratulated the commanding ofllcers ol the two units on the splendid drill Continued on Page Two. BRITISH STEAMER BOMBED, SET AFIRE BARCELONA', Mar. IS.--The British steamer Stanwcll was bombed and set afire off Tarragona, south of here, early today by an unidentified airplane. Dispatches said the vessel did not sink. A fireman aboard the vessel named Malhollan was reporlcd killed and several others were wounded, including a Danish observer ol the anti-piracy patrol. U.S. FLEET BEGINS ITS WAR GAMES OFF PACIFIC COAST By United Press. SAN PEDRO, Cal., Mar. 15.--The U. S. licet moved out to sea early todny for the 1938 war games that will give the Pacific coastline defenses n rigorous test of ability to repel a naval attack Irom a foreign power. The sailings began shortly alter midnight and at 2 o'clock were well under wny, according to the marine exchange lookout. The fleet movement was kept a navnl secret nnd it Wits impossible to distinguish which ships were in the vanguard as the warships moved through the channels of the Los Angeles-Long Beach breakwater. For six weeks, approximately GO,000 ofllcers and men on more than 150 surlace cralt and 400 warplanes, will engage in mock battles testing theories learned in the 10 years experience and study since the World War. Admiral Claude C. Bloch, com- mander-in-chicf, was aboard the flagship U. S. S. Pennsylvania when he ordered the fleet into action.

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