Connellsville Daily Courier, February 19, 1934

Connellsville Daily Courier

February 19, 1934

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Connellsville Daily Courier (Newspaper) - February 19, 1934, Connellsville, Pennsylvania Last E iast Cjdit.on urien rice Wl DO OUMMV The Beat Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. VOL. 32, NO. SI. Courier. OfUf CMtflr IT r in CONNELLSVILLE, PA., MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 10, 1934. TEN PAGES. BIG TRANSPORT PLANE, HEAVILY LADEN, CROSSES CONTINENT IN 13 HOURS Sew Hccor.1 Set hr barker. Despite Snow Storm Orer Bast. FOLLOWS COURSE ABOVE CLOUDS By DAVID P. SEN'TNER International News Service. NEWARK AIRPORT. Newark, X. J.. Feb. across tbe country through (.now. storms and bad weather. Captain Eddie Illckenbacker. World War dying ace. today brought his big airliner down at Newark Air- port at M.. 13 hours and five minutes after he left Los Angeles, carrying the last transcontinental air- mall cargo under the old private sys- tem, to set a new record tor the flight tor transport planes. The on record for a big passenger ship, was made with only three slops en- route, one at Atbiuicerctue. X. M.. the second at Koiiiwis Cltr. tho other at Rlckenbaqker's .home town, Colum- bus. Ohio, where the >ilg ship was fueled. correspondent who made the flight wtlh ft party of aviation officials and newspapermen found the travel- Ing comfortable, oven when the pilot and had to tako oxygen the liner climbed to tin altitude ot tS.SOO feet enst of Coltlmbitt, to ride over a snowstorm which obscured the Allegheny mountain peaks. The last third or the (tight from Columbus to Newark, was made In a of snow unit mist which ob- scured the countryside anil forced Captain ttlukenlwcker to cllnVb to celling to tivulit Uie storm. Illitinz 210 to 220 miles an hour, the ble ship lore pwiwurd from Pltts- burg In a, world ot Itn own until near Allcntown. where Ihe weather .lifted and the pilot nosed down to fol- low regular commercial route to "Tlite slioax whnl I'oiiimerclnl avi- ation' enn no" Ulckatibttckor said. twkinK ;u his watch Itero to. .ehecu you tlilnk U will Hland Miimpl'i to tho Army who will taite over tho iilrtiinl ho wna j ackeit. "It speaks for lUtclf." ho replied. The record xhorteiiliii; plane cur-: Its and probably taut cargo Lindbergh Denies Excessive Profits In Aviation Lines BELGIANS MOURN DEATH OF RULER, KILLED BY FALL President of France anil Crowned Heads Will Atteud Funeral Thursday. Belgium's New Rulers COMMUNISTS STIR TROUBLE By International News NEW YORK, Feb. In six years In which he has been actively Identified with commercial aviation, Colonel Ch.irleo A. Lindbergh has a profit from stocks and war- rants of a etntcmcnt Ui- by him through his attorney, Colonel Henry BracVlnrldge, today had revealed. Then profits, the famous filer de- clared, did not Include deduction for "business such as purcnue of equipment, office main- tenance, cost ot surrey flight and many other were ex- clusive ot reinvestment In and warrants. In addition. Lindbergh denied flatly had received a gift ot stock. stock options or warrants from tlie companlw with which he has been wtoclated. Pan-American Airways, Tramcontlnental and Wevtern Air and its predecessors, Transcontinental Air Transport. A previous denial of be MM, was, contained In his anewer to a (iMntlonulre from tbe Black Senate Committee Invectl- gatlnc airmail contracts mailed over a month ago. On January 10, letters Introduced as evidence Before the com- mittee Indicated that Colonel Lind- bergh had received a gift of of Transcontinental Air Lindbergh stated that by tbe of employment contract with the company, he had received In May ot 1933, JIDO.OOO tn and an option to purchase alock In tho concern or the cash, he said, he reinvested In the company stock and his total profit from the galu ot stock was 633.75. CoW Wave Coming On Heels of Snow Blowing "In "fromi the midwest a merclal final of V. S. Mall. The Might Is a dtmon- mvw storm, Mpected to tbrough- by the transcontinental com- th, dmyi threw a chill over West- ...i-.i-.. Pennsylvania as It headed for the eastern seaboard today. The storm expected to fol- lowed by another cold In all ot. State. Falling tem- with bitter winds are looked tor tonight by weather fore- casters. Wore S. Amy takco matt tonight, It's a flight became air liner picked tho sky tano up at feet thereby getting a Sfriffllle an hour westerly tall wind to help ulopg. iell nil there Is a snowstorm over the Alleghentes. but we'll bust right over U without knowing It. The ship, with load .of mall and woe given something .for the Army tittat.t to sh-ot ot when they taka over the) air mall: The fliKht from I .on to Kansas CHy wati made In eight the fantmt a tfanspofl has ever done It. The. liner arrived at A. M.. 14.000 -fnof neat 203 hour tered. A westerly wind Tost possible greater speed. KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Fab. The TWA luxury on. a.record- flight from the Paclflc' ooast to New York, arrived from Albuquerque. X. M.. at A. M. (CST) today. The ship refueled and departed II mtnnteg later. tt wan faslmt trip of a mall-or ever made bttwun AagtlW and City. Lights ot ship alihttd- at A. M. and minute later tbe to ground. Attendant! swarmed around and It wan quickly and nail At A. M. tho baggage taxied ot runway and roared away to oast. Lo, at P. M. nlgbt (Pacific hours add eight wheel, of grouml at KiBiat City Airport. PUUburf next atop. J.J.GRAHAM TO AID IN FHUNG INCOME TAX RETURNS HERE J. J. Graham, deputy collector ot the Internal Revenue will be located In the Poitofllce flu I Id lag from "March 7 to 13, inclu- sive, to assist-cltliens of the region In making out their Income tax re- turns. Mr. Graham's, schedule in Fayette county "BeWVernon, Bank, February 10. -City.; Miller's real office, February JO." Grindstone, Pootofflce, February 21. 'Unlontown. February S3, 24, March 14; 15. Mauntown, PoitofAce, February Point Marlon, Poitofllce, February 17. Brownsville. National Deposit Bank, March 1 to Inclusive. PoitofBce, March 7 to 13, Inclusive. R. X. .Watt, recently appointed dep- uty collector, will In borough building ot Scotldale on February US and 14 and la borough building at Pleasant on February 26 and !7 and at Llgonler Frrit National Dank on March 13 to aid In flllng re- i-...... MEN WITHOUT FUNDS WILL MQYEN BREAK CTMEW CWA RUUM JVb. Men with ftat got breaks today as the CWA prepared to discharge hi next 1C weeks. word went out that In central. who can afford It, to nrtt. It to "adjiwud" to weather will BO Hefting tonight of .Vo. J, oirl Sceuu. By SAJIUBL DASH1ELL United Press Staff Correspondent. BnUSSBLS, Feb. IS. Belgium, mourning a beloved king, today pre- pared to honor blm In death and to crown formally' as -Leopold III, his 32-year-old eldest son. Parliament was (summoned to meet In special session today'to'hear offi- cially the nowa that King Albert t had been killed by a fall from -a mountain cliff. The king's body, clad in the uni- form of A general which, he wore with gallantry In the World War, will be brought from Lneken palace, out- side Brussels, .to the royal palace here, where It will lie in state on a giant catafalque tomorrow and Wed- nesday. The funeral was set for Thursday. Kings, princes and tho- president ot France, departing from rigid tradi- tion against a'French chief executlvi leaving his own country, will attend. Leopold will take the formal oath of office Friday. The coronation ceremonies will come later, at a time when the Intense grief for the (lend king Is lessened Leopold and his princess, Astrld of Sweden, arrived at the capital late last night from a Swiss holiday, dls-, tr.iut and even without baggage. They went at once to Laeken pal- ace- to console Queen Elizabeth, tbe wlflow. Pomp ant) and elaborate evidences of mourning usu- ally mark the passing of a king. In Albert's death the pomp and circumstances were secondary to the iteep mourning for tbe loss of a man loved and honored for himself, a eol- dler of 'gallantry, a natron ot the arts, a sportsman and athlete and a statesman ot the first rank. Shock at the manner ot Albert's death, uddcil to the sorrow. Like all members ot the Belgian royal faul- ty he sought as simple a lite :xi was lOMlble. He went for an excursion, frlven "by' noon. They went to the Marches Lee Dames, 35 miles from Brussels, where ho set out to ctlnYb a peak by tho most difficult route, up Its rock face. A frost rotted rock gave way. He plunged few yards, to strike his head on a rock point and to be killed perhaps inclantly. Rolling, ilidln'g, sometimes dropping, body down tbe mountainside leaving a'trall of "blood. cap, bag, belt, were found along the way. The chauffeur waited for hours, then telephoned for help... Baron Jacques de Dlxmude, ot those summoned tn the millions telephone call ot tbe .chauffeur from a nearby Inn, found Ihe body at 1 A SI.' yester- day when he stumbled over the climbing rope to the body. After the funeral the.liody-will be taken .back to Lac'-.en: to. burial in th.e family vault m the beautiful park ot the castle, where Albert arid the new king once studied botany to- J reaches boon time lerds.' gether. There was ono political' note In Ihe j hours following the king's death. Belgian Communists, in a manifesto, called all workers to refuse to recog- nlxe tbe accession of the new king and to demand establishment -of a republic.' ThU was offset by a statement from. Emllo Vandervelde, leader of and ordinarily an opponent of said: Thrat li Uccnted. Thomas C. Stark of Dawson a deep tub on thumb of bin on Saturday afternoon. required to wound. Holding a knife In bia hand, attempted to clow tke door ot refrigerator. door struck cawlnf It to cut toumb. Showaian, a Baltimore i Ohio lUllrpad sustained an Injury to right ami elbow thrown from freight train. wu admitted to Hos- pital tor Hugh Ecaard of ScotWale, George Stewart of Point Marlon and Knk Macrlno of North Eleventh been admitted to Con- tm' 1 County CWA Force ARMY FLIERS ARE Numbers Men; SET TOJAKE OVER Payroll, AIRMAIL SERVICE Fayetto county's CWA workers re- ceived lii wages Cor tlie week ended Thursday, February 15, H was announced todoy at the office ot County Administrator C. C. Gallagher. There were -1.573 Then on the pay- roll. Both the amount ot money and the number ot men -were drops from previous weeks, attributed to tlie severe cold. According to announcement by the Weather Outlook for Entjre Eastern Section ol County Unfavorable. CONFIDENCE IS RAMPANT By FREDERICK C. OTHMAN United Press f taff Correspondent. WASHINGTON. Feb. Federal Civil Works Administration of Planes, stripped of machine guns and Pennsylvania at Harrisburg, there j bombing- racks and their holds bulg- were persons on tile payroll in ing- with mail bags, were "on the llr.e" Fayette county for the week ending j today, ready to carry the United February 10. This force was paid States mails through -snowstorm, sun- shine and tog as they death dealing crashes ot Iwo Army mail planer were being investigated In tlie Weet, the Weather Bureau issued forecasts that wore uot encour- aging to the war birds turned to a difficult peace-time- duty by the order of Postmaster General Jitmes A. Far- ley cancel'.iug private ah- mail con- tracts. The torecasts- read like tor almost the whole eastern halt ot the country: Snow and much colder snow aiul colder snow flurries snow or vaiu cloudy- and raiu changing to snow. But the Arms: .men. -.from bql.teil generals to -flying" lieu- tenants, were undaunted by the weather, the preliminary tragedies, or the pessimism of private airline op- erators, eoine ot wlicm doubted that: could measure up to private efficiency in mail carrying. The Army telt that its greatest peace time job was at hand its reputation for effi- ciency was at stake. Lieutenant J. .1. Kelly will fly one of the flvtit Army planes loaded mail. At P. M.' aoday he will, take oft from -Newark Airport in an observation- plane" bound for Miavu. Lieutenant Elwood Quesada will make tho Oret flight over the most danger- ous of the air mail routes New York Cleveland over the Alleshanies. He will take oft with the Chicago mat! rt tonight from Newark. By midnight Army planes will be chief engineer-in-, the tumlriona. region. over six coun- ..Westmoreland, strong, Indiana, Xlearfleld and. Cam- 'they -affect, four :west' b'rau'ch ot the Mbnon- gahela arid-KiakirhTnetas. Stcveriion -siiys there undoubtedly are buried "deep-lni the mountains and explained-that tlie sealing ot a the" Eeallng of- its opening. have fiome cases, water in the mlnea Is chemically treated; In others, the .water is damnied up and nature' Is permitted to do-tie; rest; Other-wholes must be walled up. by: idle' inlnera of drew out minere of ;the Veita' Ooal -Company In Greene and WMhington counties with ;plcket- Michael O'Donnell Dies of Injuries Michael- O'Donnell, -55 old, Baltimore Ohio employe who' wao struck by a locomotive while at work in tie yards here- last Tuesday, died at o'clock Sunday morning at the Conneilsvlllfr State Hospital. He had sustained fractured ribs and a punctured lung when bit _by -the engine. Pneumonia developed, cam- Ing death. In, addition 'his widow, MM. Ma survived, by tour O'Donnell, he is children, James, Ituth, Emma and all at step- children; Melvlii .O'Brien of South OonneUjsville, and Anna O'Brien, home, and .sister. The body was -taken the funeral establishment of Clmrlea. C.. Mitchell flying all 21 routes jpanjijng. the country. In. Waebington Government officials from President Roosevelt down, watched the first day's operation by the Army with the deepest ot interest. In New York, Chicago and other avia- tion. ceatera. .private., air... transport operators were equally as Interested. The Army's taak in.- mobilizing its distributing its fliers and: buying, its stores ot high -test gasoline within the span of a few days was herculean, but weary at the War Department reported that the job was done. Sixty-eight daily flights were sched- uled over three divisions. There -wero 148 planes in the 786- attack (ihlps, 14 bombers, 67 observation, 30 pursuit and one transport plane. Pressure upon the personnel -was al- moet that of. war_time. resenting- inti- mations that. unprepared. said nothing, would -or could .prevent the- Army'e'.flyinj; the. mail.; Before" going to Newark today, Major .General Benjamin ..Foulote, chiet ot the Army. Air Corps; reported that all organization 'was completed, that confidence ot-Uis men was high. and .that the Army, nvas preiiaTed .to operate, the mail service as long as President Hoosevelt deems Later be will- inspect all routes flown by the ATmy_and doubtless will be given first hand "details ol the tragedies, which early .beset the Army when it started last, week to send its fliers to air -mail 'headquarters! Two were killed- -a blizzard near Oakley, Utah, and another crashed to bis 'death near Jerome, Idaho. officers ot the corps were frank in saying that "other might bet lost before the Army avia- tors become familiar with their