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PAGE FOUR. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELI.SVILLE. PA WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 193s. latlg (ttotoer THE COURIER COMPANY . James J. Driscoll R. A. Donegan Walter S. Slimmel James M. Driscoll J. Wylie Driscoll ) Publisher -President and General Manager Secretary and Treasurer . Editor I ~r Associate Editor -Advertising and Business Manager t 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 mall if paid in advance. Entered as second class matter at the Postofficc, Conncllsvillc, Pa. WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 16, 1938 TIUE KAISER. WAS JUST AS CONFIDENT "No force on earth can shake us!" Hitler's boast, as hundreds of thousands cheer his entry Into Vienna. Back home, In Berlin, Field Marshal Goerlng, In command In the absence of tho dictator, warns the world, especially Britain and France, that German cannon are ready to block interference. - And it was only in 1919, not 20 years ago, that Woodrow Wilson in his famous Fourteen Points, persuaded the Allies to be liberal with the Central Powers, vastly more so than was their intent, and just, "even to those to whom we do not wish to be just." The Allies had it in their power to partition the lands of their enemies and for a long time, at least, remove the threat of more war. Wilson turned their minds another way and the Treaty of Versailles was the result. Now almost the last vestige of that pact has disappeared and Europe ponders whether she is to be plunged into war or not. A move by Hitler toward Czechoslovakia may precipitate it. 'Largely, perhaps, because an American President who went personally to the Old World to see that his ideas we're carried out and who was bent on making the world safe for democracy, meeting injustice -with justice, are we in the - situation that now confronts us. Piece by piece Germany has tossed out tho provisions of. the treaty Wilson's determination dominated. Now she defies the world to balk her. It might have been better had the Allies gobbled up what is now Greater Germany. .. NORMS YIELDS TO PEESSURE Confronted with opposition of many of his long-time associates in the Senate against a TVA Investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, and possible -whitewash, Senator Norris has joined with foes of tho Authority in their demand for a. congressional probe. He Coffered a resolution providing for a five-man Senate committee. Developments today pointed toward a joint investigation. This has the approval of Senate and House leaders of both political parties. It may .not be long before the full light of publicity Js turned "on, the' great New Deal experiment. ' - " " ". " Norris' support of such, a move at tho beginning of critical developments' of recent "days would probably have prevented the fiasco at the White House when Chairman Arthur Morgan defied the President and refused to talk, except before a congressional' committee. By his delay Norris.'with honest intentions, exposed the whole TVA project to widespread criticism. Public attention has been, focused on the controversy between Chairman Morgan and his associates, and TVA, as never before." Opinion Is divided as to the wisdom of his belligerent attitude when questioned by the President. Not many'doubt his sincerity. Previous appeals to Mr. Roosevelt had been without result, he insists. Both his colleagues were bitterly opposed to him. He made serious charges against them. He demanded a congressional Inquiry. He wants the public to know. Whatever the outcome It would appear there is not the least warrant for continuing the present board. The President cannot remove them. They might resign at_tis insistence, but the question would not be'aettledl "An' Impartial investigation by_a congressional committee is believed the only solutionf That would give both factions a square deal. Then it will be up to Congress to act GIBL SCOUTS CELEBRATE BIRTHDAY Girl Scouts hold the spotlight this week, the country over. The period of celebration marks the 26th anniversary of this live-wire organization, which is rapidly moving into stride with the Boy Scouts. Connellsvllle and South Connellsville have five wide- awake troops, comprising about a hundred members. The local council was chartered but a few days ago and consequently is not entering very actively into the anniversary observance. Last summer die girls were not permitted to camp as a Scout unit. There will le no such prohibition next summer. It is therefore with hippy anticipations the members look forward to a real outing, approved by the National Council. Like Boy Scouting, tho Girl Scout movement originated in England. It had its beginning in America at Savannah, Ga., in 1912. Its founder ivas the late Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah. The congratulations of tie people of the community go out to the Girl Scouts, with the hope that the movement will continue to grow u n t i l it numbers many hundreds. Groups of women are giving- and ready to give their assistance. FLAG EfSTIiUC'YJO'N TOR SCHOOLS , The Department of Public Instruction is cooperating with school districts in plans to carry out the provisions of a legislative act--the FJag Code Act--which requires courses of instruction in the use and care of the national emblem for public school children in the eighth grades. The act stipulates that: "Each school district in this Commonwealth shall provide and distribute to each pupil enrolled in the eighth grade of the public schools one illustrated copy of the National Flag Code, and shall from time to time make available such copies as arc necessary for replacements from year to year.' It.sha!! fte the duty of each teacher in the public schools to make use of the said code as may from time to time soeirt proper." Apparently a,flaw crept into the last sentence. Instruction is left wholly to tho discretion of the teacher. It is to be when it "may from time to time seem proper." The "duty" of the teacher, but nothing compulsory as to how often. The superintendent or supervising principal might here enter the picture ari.3 make the decision. Still there would be no uniformity. ~ - ' ,, " ' ' , _ Proper Instruction would give- tlio: coming "generation knowledge the present one Jacks--on wherCand how the lln" should be displayed and what disposal-should be made when it liab outlived its ITS HIS BABY MOW! STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. HARK, THE HERALD ANGELS The first Christmas alter the World War began, German ond English soldiers came out o£ their trenches on Christmas morninu and, gathering In little groups in No-Man's Land, sang carols together and exchanged the greetings of the season. When the high command got ·wind of this, they severely reprimanded the otflcers who had permitted it and forbade its being done on any future occasion. It was ruinous, they io!d to morale. They were right. When the spirit o£ Christ is brought onto AU rights reserved--Bab the battle field, it always stirs up trouble. SomcHow, songs about peace and good will just don't seem to fit in with bloodletting and carnage. There is a most embairassing disparity between the commands of Christ and the commands that come from the War Office. The New Testament says, "Love your enemies. Do good to them that dcspitcfully use you that you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven." No wonder the High Command rules the spirit of Christ off the battle field on the ground that it ruins morale. It does. son Newspaper Syndicate. In the News Brief Comment on Current Events Here nnd There. Mayor Daniel J. Shields was asked embarrassing questions during examination before a Senate committee relative to the Bethlehem Steel strike at Johnstown last year. Other witnesses testified the mayor had received more than 530,000 from Bethlehem Steel to meet the cost of policing the strike. The committee had learned the mayor, about the time of the strike, paid off $23,485 of indebtedness ond back taxes. "What was the windfall that came to the family and enabled It to clear up all this Indebtedness?" Senator LaFollette wanted to know. The mayor eyed the ceiling for a while and replied that "Mrs. Shields is a woman of means." She paid it, he said. In effect it was a denial he used the steel company's .money. The committee made tho mayor more uncomfortable by colling up his past-when he served a term for violating the prohibition law and bribing a Federal officer. The mayor pointed to his subsequent election to office as vindication. It is hinted a perjury charge may enter into the dispute between a steel official and the mayor. C. R. Elhcott, general manager of the Bethlehem plant, testified he personally handed the mayor $4,372. "Absolutely false,'' the mayor shouted. So there! William Sanderson, n farmer near Latrobe, underestimated the speed and viclousness of a bull he had led to w.atcr. He came out with a broken Jcg. Knowing the bull to be dangerous, Farmer S a n d e r s o n crawled onto a fence and sat astride it as the animal drank. He believed he would be able to jump quickly to the opposite side in event of attack. "Just for a second" he glanced away. That was enough for the bull. It crushed him against the fence. He was able to drag the broken leg out of danger and summon aid. William E. DeBolt and Victor Fehcr remain on the job for two years as chief and assistant chief of the Fire Department. Which means they have, been giving satisfactory service. Safety Superintendent Abe Daniels announced the appointment to Council Monday night and the solons concurred, unanimously. The chief, on completion of his term, will have a conlinuous record of 24 years. One of which most any man might be proud. Of interest to many Fnyette coun- tlans Is announcunent of the election of Dr. Howard A. Bolton to tho position of resident phjsician at St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh Dr. Bolton's parents arc Rev. and Mis. O. W. Bolton of W.iynesburR. who w - r e for sevcial years located at D u n l M i . Tlie doctoi is ,, Ki.iclu.ilc of As Others Think THE AGE OF HATE (Chicago Tribune.) The world seems to have a mental breakdown and to have entered an era of senseless brutality in which people who have control over others are determined to make an end to humanity, justice, and decency. In an age of hate evil has gained the upper hand. People have been taught to hate by classes, by races, by creeds, and by nations. Governments arc erected on foundations of prejudice, emotionalism, vindictivencss, and persecution. Men are leaders because they can preach hate and fury. Season and good will have been driven under ground. They arc fugitive and in hiding. The Russians were taught to hate the bourgeoisie and to kill inoffensive people whose only sin was a harmless condition of life denounced as pernicious to the dictatorship. The poison of these teachings has raised a generation of perverted minds which now howl for the heads of any person against whom an accusation can be directed. In Russia the children of hate have turned cannibalistic and cat their own. The Germans were taught to hate the Jews and on that hatred sustain a government which rules by »up- pression, prejudice, injustice, violence and cruelty. Americans have been taught to hate the successful. Their fair mindcdncss and generous democracy are being corrupted by the vindictivencss of persons whose creed is prejudice. In the age of hate the lot of the people is misery and unhappmcsi. LATER AND LATER (Boston Transcript.) New York City has another little problem all Its own. Somebody has started a movement to have dramatic performances begin at 9:30 or 10 o'clock. The reason given tends to Dunbar Township High School. Another small town boy on the way to success. Not only interesting, but worthwhile, is the program in the French classes at the High School whereby students correspond, in French, with boys and girls in France and the French colonies. Letters are written and the correspondents exchange postcards, newspapeis and magazines. You'll learn a lot about school activities by reading the daily "C. H S. News" in Tiic Courier. What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, Mar. 16.--The World War threat undoubtedly Is more obvious today than it was in 1914. until it actually began. That is to say, it is obvious to more people. The European populace was no oblivious to the danger for severa years before the last general conflic broke out. but the average Individual even In Europe, had not much realization of it. In fact, military anc diplomatic wiseacres themselves did not recognize It for all It was worth The conflagration started suddenly enough to surprise them and sprcat far more extensively than they hac expected. INDIFFERENCE IN 1914 As for the United States, probably not to exceed one citizen In 1,000,001 was aware that any such danger existed. When Archduke Francis Ferdinand was assassinated at Sarajevo I was Son Francisco manager for n national press association. News of the murder arrived on a Sunday. As n former European resident of severa years' standing, I had some notion of this tragedy's possible conse qucnce, and tried to persuade the editor of the local newspaper which subscribed to my service to issue a Sunday extra. He would not do 11 saying he did not believe the inciden was of sufficient interest in th 1 United States to justify the expense Probably he was nglit in his estimate of what the Amciican public wa: interested m just then. But, had he comprehended the ex plosion that that assassination ha( pulled the trigger for, wouldn't hi have indorsed a Sunday extra? NO SURPRISE NOW No such indifference to Interna^ tional condition 1 ; exists in 1038. Folk rend of developments abroai with plenty of concern, under?tan them pretty \velj, and worry ove them, too. The war peril of today may b no greater than it was in 1914, bu we arc conscious of it, as we wer not 24 years ago. Uuiopean people are more acutely conscious of It, also The world's next war, in short, i it comes, will not come as n surprise as the last one did--to Americans, a least. show that dining is not a lost art i New York. It is said that many New Yorkers linger over their dinners. The New Yoik IIcrjld-Tnbunc not impressed. It maintains tha were 10 o'clock the hour of the firs curtain, many people would still ar rive after the play had begun, be cause the annoying habit of bein late at the theatre is not deper.dcn upon the dinner hour. Let the plaj cornmcnc-e at midnight and the lat comers would still be stepping on tlv toes of those who had arrived 01 time. This New Yor^ proposal is, per haps, not as revolutionary as i sounds. Tho process of turning nigh into day goes on. Bostomans ar accustomed to plays beginning a vaiious times between 8 and o'clock. Their giandparcnts in th '70s of the last century attended per formances beginning at "7 1 :;." decade later 8 o'clock was the ac copied time. The movies have thei midnight "showings." Are they set ting a new pace for the stage? Hcrr Hitler has opened opportunity for American stamp collectois by ordering the invalidation of Austrian st.imps bearing the portiait of the "rmutyi chancellor," Englebert Doll- fU's. who was killed in the picvious Nazi "putsch" Among the antii at home and abroad, thcic will prob- ablj be a demand foi the sump- Factographs Ships in distress nt sol fioquentl; pour oil on the waves to still th water to a degree. Today in Washington By DAVID LA\ INCE WASHINGTON, Mar. 16.--Writing a new tax law is not a particularly ntcrcstlng task for the general pubic to watch because it involves so many technical questions, but there's no thing any school child can understand about the way the Admin- stration is conducting Itself with reference to new tax legislation, and hat's the amazing Indifference pre- ·alcnt here to the idea of cutting the cloth to fit the garment. ' Once a vicious tax clause is eliminated--such as the tax on thrift md prudence--the industry experts proclaim loudly that $40,000,000 in revenue has been "lost" and that it must be made up somehow. Then the Administration's procedure usually is to propose some, even more vicious tax which will hurt business even more--not intentionally, of course, but based on some newfangled notion of so-called reform. Whnt is indeed 1 puzzling is why the Administration docs not say, "well, f $40,000,000 in revenue Is not going to be available, maybe we had better ook somewhere inside of that $7,000,000,000 annual budget and find out It we cannot possibly lop oft $40,000,000." After all, $40,000,000 is just a little more than one-half of, one per cent of the entire Federal budget for a year, and It is quite possible for economics to bo found which would take care of a bad clause that has been removed from the tax revenue list. It Is most disappointing to find the Administration, year after year, looking at the subject ol taxation through the spectacles of an executioner of profits rather than a constructive helper of employment. It apparently doesn't matter to the Roosevelt spokesmen how much damage a tax docs, so long as it gouges the taxpayer and results In a yield of a certain number of dollars and cents. Thus, the principal motive behind the undistributed surplus tax was not revenue-getting at all. It was punitive. It was a tax aimed at forcing a change in the whole economic system. The real reason for forcing dividends into circulation, even though it weakened the capital structure and reserves of a business, was to follow out the half-baked theory of certain Treasury officials on the subject of how the American economic system should be administered. ' The undistributed surplus tax had a great deal to do with bringing on the present Roosevelt recession. It never yielded the revenue which the sponsors of the proposal promised and It probably did many times the damage in dollars than came from the actual receipts of the tax. Take also the proposed tax on what ore termed "closed" corporations, which ore in reality family- owned affairs built up by father and son or close relatives. The House of Representatives refused to countenance this form of tax Insanity proposed by Mr. Roosevelt's experts, and now the Treasury is complaining that the expected revenue from that tax must now be made up somehow. The whole procedure shows n lack of planning and a lack of understanding of the basic principle which American business considers is at the root of our present trouble In the business world, namely the difference between incentive to make profits out of which taxes can be collected and punishment for being successful. The Administration denies the charge most vehemently, but its acts speak louder than its words--punitive taxation is ingrained in administration policy to such an extent that "rubber stamp" congressmen on Capitol Hill are quaking in their boots lest they Incur Administration displeasure by voting against some of the newly invented forms of torture for business through so-called tax revision. The record thus far in Congress has been such that the term destructive is probably too mild to apply. A supposedly responsible group of representatives of the people have been meeting for several months while the country has been clamoring the some relief that might help business get on its feet. Business is in the throes of one of the most severe downward curves in all American history. In some respects the precipitate nature of the downward movement of business within a given length of time has no precedent or parallel. And yet, when business says itj cannot go ahead unless there is an | equitable tax system and a better handling of government expenses, the Administration shows a remarkable indifference to such pleas and deliberately introduces new kinds of taxes further to impair confidence in the future. . Under such circumstances, the American people are going to have to decide whether they want to clean out the rubber stamps in Congress or continue to suffer from the ravages of a dcpicssion which will not be cured till the persons who have the responsibility of operating businesses can sec daylight ahead. Handling of the tax bill has revealed that the Administration really nas not taken seriously the ndvlcc of ts own friends In the business world, jut has Insisted on forcing down the throats of the members of the House ·note and more punitive taxation. There is evidently no intention of heeding the demands of the Nation that the Government exercise better business judgment In the matter of its own expenses. Some day, there will have to be a house-cleaning in Washington or some manifestation of displeasure by the country so pronounced as really to cause the various experts hereabouts to change their approach toward their game of tampering at will with the economic system by means of experimental taxes. But that day of reckoning is not yet here, judging by what has been happening". Just Folks By EDGAR A. OUEST OWNERSHIP I don't know how to say It And I don't know how to write it. I don't know how to play it Or sing It or recite It, But I never sco the sky. Sun and moon or stars that shine Or a white cloud Balling by Without thinking they are mine. I've a curious obsession And from It I'm never free. I'm In absoluto possession Of tho countless things I get. Friendly anile and twinkling eye: Tree In bloom or climbing vine: 1C I sec them passing by For that moment they are mine. Fields of flowers and mountain ranges; Vessels nosing out to sea And the sunset's golden changes; One and nil belong to me. Docs a bird before me rise Singing melodies divlneT I have but to lift my eyes And see the Joy o£ It it mine. dlitant while RATES ARE LOW! * Th timi lax ntet ·· StiUo.-to-SUtkxt ««) ftrvm- to-Peno* long distiK* cafe In ·H««t mn night iftor HTK *t*o «Prtf throughout Sunday. At th4» ridueed ratu you can u« 100 milw for 15c-186 in3*s for 55c--306 miks for 75c--MJ where In Penntjfnnla. (3-TMl»- ita SUtlon-to-StaHon rat.t) · THE Bill TtUFHONE COMPANY OF PENNSYLVANIA Du inx 1037 Picsidcnt K i a n k l i D Iioosc\cll spoke mo. n.itirjii ,1 i t.iciio iictumk-s 20 times. ' .BANKING LOOKS AHEAD .Announcing a ^New Series of Advertisements During the coming weeks we will publish In lliis paper a scries ol f o r w a r d - l o o k i n g messages. This bank believes thai national prosperity depends upon national unity. With sincere cooperation on the par! ol all classes ind groups--including business enterprises, wage earners, government and bunks--our country can attain whatever goal it sets lor itself. In t n i s new series we \vill a n u l v z e some ol today's problems, evaluate some ol lo morrow s opportunities and disease ihe part t h a i progressive b a n k i n g Ciin p l a y in llie f u t u r e development ol tile homo. I ho corn munity and the nation We hope you will find the messages in.cresting T H E N A T I O N A L B A N K A N D T R U S T C O M P A N Y O F C O N N E L L S V I L L E MI:.MHI:K rEDKiiAi. m:POSIT INSUKANCI: coi'.i-o RATION. moi

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