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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1 THE DAILY NOTES, CANONSBURG, PA. TAGE FOUR i THE DAILY NOTES THE DOLLAR-A-YEAR MAN 1942 "PURCHASING POWER'' rrilE SENATE DEFENSE INVESIGATING THE NOTES PUBLISHING PRINTING COMPANY Robert H. Robinson President John T. Robinson General Manager Committee, headed by Senator Truman of Stewart Says: Charges of Waste Hurts Patriotic DolIar-a-Year Men Charles E. Ross secretary John H.

Clutter Treasurer Missouri, makes a sound recommendation in its call for abolition of the dollar-a-year man, MUSE MAN NOT i GIVEN paper: AS AMERIO Miner Who Refused Orde Study and Prepare Sel Is Turned Down THE DAILY NOTES George A. Anderson Editor On its face, the dollar-a-year man idea George Schenkein isews uaitor R. Neil Morris Business Manager Daily Edition founded April 18, 1894. Weekly Edition looks good. Industry and business lend some of their ablest executives to the government io help out in the war effort.

Since their salaries continue to be paid by their companies, the By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist NOBODY asks for a reduction In the amount of stuff that Uncle Sam buys for his own war purposes and to. help the affiliated anti-Axis countries, provided that that's what the buying really is government obtains the help of these men fo founded August 1, 1875. Published every afternoon except Sunday at The Notes Building, 23 North Central Avenue, Canonsburg, Penna. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION Single copy 3 cents.

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This system makes it possible for many outstanding men to perform a patriotic service for their done for. There are critics, though, who ex-Dress SUSDi. 7 country without personal sacrifice. So it appears on the surface, and so it actually is in some cases. But there is another Private Phone Exchange 706 or 707 Entered at the Postoffice of Canonsburg, as Second-class matter.

Member Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association jjf II cions, at least, side, and it is to this that the Truman commit tee wisely directs its attention. Wednesday, January 21, 1942 The committee's inventary as of Jan. 5 showed that there were no feAver than 235 dol mai a sizaDie proportion of it isn't genuinely done- for our own associates' wartime benefit, but simply is so misrepresented, by the rchasing agencies, man- 'Our Country! In her intercourse with foreign nations, may she always he in the right; but, our country, right or wrong." lar-a-year men working for the Office of Pro duction Management alone and 631 others as sociated with the same agency who were em- Senator Truman nloved without condensation. Indeed, there Bible ThougM far Today IS MORE THAN A DYNAMIC FORCE. HE IS in the laws of nature, but he is a tender father too.

He has shown his love in the infinite minute care and wisdom in creation. But he is within us too. can approach him intimately and freely: Our Father which art in heaven. Matt. 6:9.

agements, 1 0 fool the tax-paying public. That's one of the suggestions embodied in the report of Chairman Harry S. Truman's senatorial defense investigating committee, calling for separation of all $l-per-year men from the arms program unless they sever their private A are so many such employes that they are designated as O. Looking further into this situation, the committee found that these dollar-a-year men and W. O.

workers dealt "with matters involving the class of clients by whom they were formerly employed, and by whom they naturally expect to be employed in the future." Under the circumstances, dollar-a-year men Fifty-one more foreign born 1 dents were made citizens of United States during the sessiOi naturalization court at Washi ton yesterday, before Judge E. Gibson. Fifteen others who ported were delayed for furt! study, but one was denied recommendation of the exam) because he refused to study. Muse Man Refused This man was Ivan, also ki as John Cindric, Muse, Cecil ship, a native of Jugoslavia, examiner reported to the that when he made his first cation this man said that if he to go to school he did not want papers. On the second applica he had been told to go to sch but he refused.

The examiner ported that he did not know 1 thing about the history, const tion or laws of the country. Judge Gibson told Cindric there were certain obligations certai nthings he must learn to come a citizen. Axis Citizens Barred Any person who is a citizen any of the countries not be considered at this ti; This includes, Germany Italy, A tria, Bulgaria, Rumania, Finis and any other country allied in way with Axis powers. Just before the oath of allegii was administered to the 51 cessful applicants, JjUdge Gib explained that each one was ing his or hre entire allegi to the United States of Ameu and that' in taking this oath the sould be no doubt in their mir as to what they want to do, there is no room here for half-v citizens. He also told them I after taking the oath they ex cised the same rights as other ci zens and that they secured same benefits.

WHY A WAR GARDEN? WHY. BOOST WAR GARDENS! HASN'T it been your experience that they represent a serious waste of good seeds and will "cost more in the long run than the results will worth? This was a question propounded the other day in response to a comment in this column next year should see a revival of war gardens. It is true that a great amount of seed will lost. Much plowing will be done without 'yielding a crop of vegetables equal in value to "the cost of the plowing. Fertilizers will be applied ineptly and unproduetively.

Inseetides will be used up at the wrong time on the wrong jlant to dispatch the wrong pests. Weeds Avill be allowed to crowd out the tender young "plants. Patience will be lost, and a total vol-nme of disillusionment and disenchantment will increased beyond ready calculation. But who but an utter materialist would say that the results will not be worth the cost? "We shall count it a new national resource 'if a few hundred thousand American householders get a new speaking acquaintance with often are "lobbyists" in "a very real sense. Other findings announced by the committee go to support this conclusion on dollar-a-year men.

Take the case of the; automobile industry. Notwithstanding the national defense emergency that existed throughout the Whole of 1941, automobile production for civilian uses was allowed to continue virtually without restraint. Moreover, little if anything was done to prepare the industry for conversion to military production even after actual participation in the war became a daily possibility. When Avar did come, we were caught without civilian restrictions, and without conversion plans, with the result that a sudden and complete prohibition of auto sales was decreed. The committee's inquiry into plane manufacture throws no more favorable light on the OPM and its dollar-a-year men.

Here the. senators found that 19 "favored Dusmess ties, the theory being that these private ties influence them' in placing the goverpment's ordera. The assertion also is made that' we're paying excessive prices even 1 for military supplies that we acV tually do need, only, say the can-i plainants, we oughtn't to be over-! charged for them. Chairman Alva Adams of a senatorial appropriations subcom-: mittee, which has spent consider-! able time delving into the subject, 1 recently spoke very bitterly concerning it. Our war production, he charged, is being conducted with "incalculable waste." Money's Worth? I It isn't that the Colorado solon doesn't want us 'o arm ourselves up to the limit and to help the other democracies, but he says that, for what we spend, we're en-, titled to get our money's He doesn't believe that we do.

If we did, he argues in his committee report, either the bill would be smaller, or else, if it stays at its present figures, we'll get a heap more of the necessities of warfare than we're getting at present. It all amounts to a charge that we're being profiteered on, and that our buying agencies are acquiescent. The case hasn't been proved and it's mighty hard to prove just now, for the minute anyone makes such an assertion, he's denounced as a Congratulations Through The Files One Year Ago Courtesy Pays at Henhouse EAST LANSING, Mich. U.r Prof. C.

Card, head of the Mk gan State college poultry depai merit, says hens are more produ tive if poultrymen knock on tl: henhouse door before entering. Ih says it keeps the flock's eating rou tine from being disturbed by a su den entrance. Tuesday, January 2), 941 Elliott W. Finkel today received word of his appointment as a special assistant to the United States attorney general. Patty Lou Kiger, of West College street has been confined to bed for the past few days with obtained the bulk of airplane orders and loans, while some 60 other manufacturers were unable to get contracts of any consequence.

The committee also found an "ingrained distrust nf Wednesday, January 21, 1JH2. Oscar S. Cowan. Grant street, Houston. Kenneth A.

Small, Arch street. John Walsh, Richland avenue. Mrs. H. G.

Jones, Canonsburg, R. D. Mrs. Agnes Bevec, Alexander avenue, Strabanu. John Donald Kuteh, Alexander avenue, Strabane.

Stephen Rendick, Canonsburg, R. D. 2. Doris Mae Taylor, North Jefferson avenue. Mrs.

Day, Latimer avenue, Strabane. Olga Vargo, Park avenue. Lillian Zeitz, Strabane. Frank Verosko. Gii'fen avenue.

Victor Lalli, Murdock sireet. Helen Kirr, Munnell street. Jean Andreasik, 'Summit avenue. Wilbert Smith, East Pike street. Agnes Supinsky, Euclid avenue.

Lily Thomas, Franklin avenue. Elizabeth Marino, Craighead street. Charles Kadora, Duquesne avenue. Robert Freno, North Central avenue. Raymond Duda, Giffen avenue.

Stella Drakos. Third street. Stella Argeros. Blaine avenue. George Payne, 606 Euclid avenue.

copperhead or a Quisling or an Axis propagandist or some such 1 Five Years Ago ADVERTISE IT PAYS! BUSSNESl' DIRECTOR the good earth. Let them learn how unproductive the soil be unless it is tenderly treated, let them learn how vigilant they must be against weeds that nourish over night and pests that can put on a blitzkrieg within an hour, and their understanding will be deeper and their vision truer. Let them contrast the beauties of vegetables as pictured in technicolor in the seed catalogues with the actual results. achieved in own backyard gardens, and they will have a better appreciation of the difference "an order" and "on hand." Let them callous the hand with the hoe, bend the back to pluck an offending weed and "'squirt the spray gun to kill that nasty little hug and they will begin to realize how much Thursday, January 21, 1JW Mr. and Mrs.

I. N. Young of Waynesburg were Monday evening callers at the home of Mrs. Mary Crumm of Smithfield street. A meeting will be held this evening at 8 o'clock at the Elks home to decide whether or not a president's ball will be held on January 30.

Sylvia Altieri of Cecil spent Sunday evening in the Rouskie home in McDonald. CRANE'S MAGNESIA WATER FOR DRINKING JAMES P. HOUSTON Phone 686 126 If. Jefferson Avenue small manufacturers," with the result that small industry Avas not getting its share of war Avork. The case against the dollar-a-year man is still further strengthened by the committee's report on copper, zinc and lead production.

That the need for these vital metals would greatly increase in the event of war was obvious even to the rank-and-file citizens. Yet the OPM, in the committees words, "failed to realize the' necessity of increasing production until long after the probability of shortage was apparent." The man who goes to Washington to work for the duration should be an employe of the American people. He should be paid by the American people. lie should look out for their interests. It is too much to expect him to be a disinterested public servant if his salary is being paid by his company.

As the Truman committee says, "No man can honestly serve two masters." The committee performs a public; service in focusing attention on the highly questionable dollar-a-year arrangement. Are Cold Backs Cause Of Terrifying Dreams? thing, ana noDody liKes to be so classified. That there's been mismanagement evidently is recognized by i the administration, as more than indicated by its reorganization of production, with Donald Nelson as 'tile new czar of it. i It doesn't necessarily follow, that the $l-per-yearlings are anything worse than fairly distracted by the magnitude of the situation dumped on them so unceremoniously. As for a $l-per-yealing's private business connections, how's he going to sever them completely The $l-per-yearling quits his private job, but undoubtedly he still has some personal holdings with the concern he previously was associated with, and presumably continues to draw a bit of interest on them, but he can't very well turn them all over to the Red Cross or some similar outfit and start in living on an annual $1, literally.

Even a $1 per yearling "couldn survive long on that stipend. For $l-per-yearlings I have a certain amount of sympathy. In the Middle They make big sacrifices and then are bawled out on the ground that they're making them for selfish purposes. And if they're blamed for incompetency only, it can't but be pretty painful to a chap to be called incompetent when he's trying so hard to make himself patriotically useful. It's popular in Washington to preach economy in non-defense, civilian spending.

That is, it's By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. ONE OF MY correspondents Ten Years Ago Thursday, January 21, 1932 Dr. A. f. McBurney, one of the oldest dentists in point of service in Western Pennsylvania and one of the most prominent citizens of Canon sburg, died early this morning in Mercy hospital.

Following an illness of about a year, Mrs. Emma Williams died at Blairsville yesterday of a cerebral hemorrhage. sends me the following letter which I reproduce on account of the in teresting material about the sub ject of terrifying dreams. nave you time to turn a pro fessional eye on a theory concerning terrifying dreams: that they labor and management arc required to translate a congressional appropriation into a tank, airplane or a gun. It isn't the physical exercise involved in gardening, or the physical well being to be derived from a larger diet of leafy vegetables which we are urging as arguments in -favor of the defense garden, although those ought not to be left out of account.

The point we are pressing home is that Avar gardens, victory gardens, defense gardens or just gardens, will do something wholesome for the mind. It will clear away cob-f webs and hazy ideas, and will compel contact with the realities of getting tilings done; real-; ities which are no less "tough in the garden jMhan in the factory or the office. Dr. Clendening will answer questions of general interest only, and then only through his column. G.

E. RADIOS Tubes Tested Free DAGUE APPLIANCE Houston Twenty Years Ago Saturday, January 21, 1U22 The streets were very icy this morning but the chains on the machines soon roughened the surface of the ice so that the going for p'edestrians was not bad. John G. Nosker of Ridge avenue expects to leave on a trip to California early next month. II.

Mac Kelso of McDonald was a guest of his cousin, J. Boyd Kelso at his home ill West College street. The AMOri STUDK COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHS Portraits Views Phone 92.R 40 E. Pike THAT ARYAN SON OF ISLAM A FEW MONTHS AGO, WHEN TUB Arabs in Iraq were being courted by the Axis, Hitler purportedly underwent a remarkable conversion. He Avas suddenly smitten with Mohammedanism, the stories ran, and spent each morning and -evening on his prayer rug, stoutly affirming to the astonished German surroundings that Allah is the -sole deity and Mohammed his only right-hand man.

With Japan invading Moslem territory in the Far East, Adolf has had a new spurt of religious fervor. Since he had little success in Iraq, however, as a common, garden son of Islam, he has now been promoted to direct descendant of Mohammed. Should he fail to win Islam in this august role, we may then expect to hear that this distinguished Mohammedan has relieved Allah of his command and taken over himself. "If it could be proved that night fears are caused by peripheral stimuli, a number of important deductions would follow concerning the nature of the emotions in general, the interrelation of fear and anger, the means and prevention and the treatment of pavor, nocturnm. Above all, we should then have substantial reasons for changing the attitude of parents-toward this affliction.

I feel sorry for this and that young mother (steeped in ignorance and superstition) roused from slumber in the cold, dark hours by her shrieking offspring." I am glad to publish this letter in order to bring the subject up for discussion and also to emphasize what is said that terrifying dreams do not harm the health and that while mothers may feel apprehensive about them, and even superstitious, there is no real reason for this, and the harm the dream does is what you make it. It would seem natural to suppose that the activities of the day condition the mental activities of the night, or perhaps to put it in a larger sense, the activities of a lifetime condition our mental activities in sleep. But that is very difficulty to prove, and also very difficult to correct on that basis. I think it is possible that peripheral stimuli might have much more to do with causing dreams than long-dead experiences. It is always comforting to me to remember that we only probably dream in the last five or ten minutes before we awaken.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS M. A. "Will fruit and fruit juices cause the face of a person who is bothered with pimples to break out?" Answer: No. Fruits are generally recommended as part of a diet that these people can eat safely. They are warned against fats and sweetsj but not against fruits.

Council Discusses (Continued from Page One) STOKOJ PRIVATE WANTS $10,000 SALARY FRANK C. OSMEKS of New Jersey kept a campaign pledge and enlisted in the army as soon as war was declared. lie kept, his promise he says, but he also says most vigorously, that he wants to go right on drawing his $10,000 a year congres-ib-sional salary, instead of e. private's $21 a niorth. This poses a problem for the govern-Z meat and the law is now being scanned by the' comptroller general and the judge advocate general.

Whatever the law mav be Private Osmers popular except among the folk who have been doing that kind of spending hitherto social reliefers, et cetera. They resent it like everything, but it's O. K. with the emergency aggregation. That crowd wants all else cut to the bone, and cheers pleas for it to the scho.

Hint at war economy, though, and heaven help you! Instantly arises the chorus, "This is a heck of a time to economize!" Even Senator Adams' thesis that, while war spending's all right, yet we want our money's worth, isn't very kindly taken to. If there's been inefficiency in the handling of our war effort, that's a different thing. Into military production, it's the unqualified concensus that we must put all the jazz that we're capable of. Let it cost what it may, let's go the limit. That's so nearly unanimous that the dissenter3 are scarcely audible.

are all (or nearly all) caused by the exposure of the sleeper's back to cold? My data on the subject are fairly copious, covering the observations of more than forty-five years, but they are purely person-al. Naturally, therefore, the view I advance is tentative a kind of working hypothesis. Cold Draft on Back "My attention was first drawn to the matter in the winter of 1896, when I was a student of medicina at the University of Toronto. 1 need not describe the imagery of the dream of extreme terror which aroused my curiosity at that time. When I came awake, I found that a January northwester was blowing in through the open window and striking me in the upper part of the back, from which the bedclothes had slipped.

It was fully an hour before -4 by lying on my back) I succeeded in overcoming the feeling of cold and fear. In the intervening years I have experienced scores of nightmares almost invariably due to similar conditions. The only exceptions I can think of are nightmares caused by difficulty in breathing, quite rare in my case. "Some eight or nine years ago I looked up the literature of pavor nocturnns. I thought it very poor stuff for.

the most part, like the early guesses concerning the etiology of malaria and yellow fever. I have reason to believe that no marked advance has been made recently in the scientific study of night fears. "Couldn't my theory be put to the test in one or more college dormitories? It would be easy, I should think, for a research student to direct a stream of cold air or spray along the spines (especially over the upper dorsal vertebrae) of his sleeping fellow collegians and to take note of the reactions. refuse until the department's committee spoke to council as a whole. In addition stated that the proposed raise sugegsted by the public safety committee would not take care of the increased cost of living.

No measures were taken by council but it is expected that the matter will be further discussed tonight when council meets to settle the wage problem. As for that petroleum shortage dispute, why not pour a little oil the troubled waters? Fires your furnace automatically. R. A. DOUGLAS Heating-Air Conditioning-Roofi, 121 W.

Pike St. Phone jr. can get a pretty good idea of the propriety of I GOVT TO SET CEILING ON PETROLEUM PRODUCTS Then, Hitler may figure that by risking war with the United States he'll have a better excuse for losing. j-his request by consulting the fellow privates in camp. When he inquires of them how many are getting their salaries they earned in civil f- lie will get an answer that the most thickly person could understand.

If he press- es the point and asks what his buddies think Z- of a congressman who makes such a request, top sergeant will have to quell the riot. Hut Private Osniers will know the blunt and burning truth. CIIAR7 Permar 2 Cor Four hundred thousand automobile salesmen won't lack jobs long, if we know 'cm. They're just selling themselves instead of cars. considered maximum prices." Crude oil prices, he addod, however, should be those in effect last October 1.

Prices mentioned specifically by Henderson are those charged for cargo, harbor, large, refinery, terminal, tank car and, wagon petroleum products. Crude petroleum prices mentioned were those in the field, at wells, gatlicjings points, tank farms and terminals. WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. (U.R)--The government will set ceiling prices on petroleum products and gasoline at service stations and other retail outlets if prices rise above last November 7 levels.

Price Administrator Leon Henderson said today. In letters to all petroleum producers, refiners and marketers, Henderson said that prices prevailing on November 7 "shall be This is the year of planes plane building and plain thinking and plain talking. EDITOR'S NOTE: Dr. Clendpnins has sevrn pamphlet which can be obtained by readers. Each pamphlet sells or 10 cents.

For any one pamphlet deaired, Rend 10 LVnts in coin, and a self-addressed envelope stamped with a three-cent stump, to Dr. I.oKan ClendcninK, in care of this paper. The pamphlets are; "Three Weeks' Redue. ing "Indigestion and "Reducing and "Infant "Instructions for th Treatment of Shampoo, llnir I'm, Kin Arch, or Ki tist- CHARM BEAUTY Itaily Notes OpiMi KvcniUKM by Invasion of the U. S.

is a very simple mat--Her, says a Japanese All right "Clfcome on-! -4 This is the war against Avar; what we waut is quantity production of peace. "Feminine Hyiticne" and "The ijr 01 tna jjwr and Mud BUY DEFENSE BONDS!.

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