Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, October 06, 1922, Image 1

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—This Mr. Kemal fellow must be
some Turk. He'll get it in the neck
round Thanksgiving, however.
—Penn State’s two million dollar
endowment campaign got off to a good
start when two hundred thousand dol-
lars were pledged the first day.
—Of course your real friends think
they should be perfectly frank with
you but how many of them would be
your real friends if you were perfect-
ly frank with them?
—Water in the mountain streams is
so shallow that coons are said to be
depleting them of their trout. Here’s
the chance for the fisherman who is
already counting the days until next
April 15th to turn conservationist and
go hunting the coons.
—Let us make McSparran Gover-
nor, Betts Senator and Zoe Meek Leg-
islator. Then we’ll get twice as many
miles of good roads for the same mon-
ey as we are getting now. New York
and Ohio are building the same kind
of roads that we are yet they are pay-
ing only half as much per mile.
—Dear teacher! Get it out of your
head that Mr. McSparran is against
the public schools and you. He is for
both and against Fineganism. It isn’t
what Finegan is doing for you that he
is striking at. It is what Finegan is
doing against you by building up a
machine with money that you should
have that he is after.
—Vote for Swoope for Congress
and he will vote for the proposed tax
of two and one-half cents per pound
on all the sugar you use. Ask him,
the next time you meet him, what he
will do, in event of his election to
Congress, when his party’s bill that
lays an extra two and one-half cents
on sugar, comes up in the House.
—All the signs point to the conclu-
sion that Centre county voters have
made up their minds to grab the dis-
tinction of having sent the first wom-
an Legislator to Harrisburg. Miss
Zoe Meek is convincing them every-
where that she has the qualifications
and is in real earnest. Miss Meek
side-steps nothing. She knows what
she stands for, she knows why and
what she is running for office for and
tells people with a candor that wins
their admiration.
—The women voters of the county
are getting wise. They are finding
out that the only candidates who are
concerned enough to exchange views
with them are those on the Democratic
ticket. Every time the women invite
them to a meeting . they go, while
their opponents- find some excuse or
other for absenteeism. There is a
reason. Messers.. Snyder, Betts and
Miss Meek are not afraid to tell the
ladies what they stand for. They are
not afraid to make promises because
they know they will keep all they
make and as they are honestly desir-
ous of more economy in government
they are gaining support of those
women who know that when taxes are
high they are the ones who have to
pinch and scrape to make the house-
hold budget meet the extra demands
on it.
—Well, Giff. was here last Friday.
Of course it was only a casual stop,
but the word had been sent out days
before and we expected a crowd. A
dog fight would attract more people
to the front of the Bush house in five
minutes than the five day’s notice
drew for Giff. We watched some of
them meanderin’ down street and the
expressions on their faces reminded
us for all the world of those of our
boys on occasions when it becomes
necessary for them to step up to the
castor oil bottle for a dose. Inasmuch
as nobody seemed to have the heart
to tell the Republican who said his
party was dead and he was through
with it just how strong they weren’t
for him they took him out to see the
trout. Not once but twice. All the
while he was vexbally ecstatic over the
speckled beauties he was optically
more interested in the front of the
Bush house at which he was casting
furtive glances. Giff. was looking for
suckers; not trout and as he didn’t see
any he just packed up and moved on.
—The Philadelphia Public Ledger
might succeed in making some people
believe that there is no movement to-
ward centralization of government at
Harrisburg, but we’re not swayed by
its argumentation. There is a lot of
things that happen on Independence
Square that the “Watchman” knows
‘ot of and there are a lot of things
‘hat happen in Centre county that In-
lependence Square knows not of. Ex-
sressing the same idea in another way
ve are just the same as Mr. Lowry,
n the Ledger, says Warren G. Hard-
ng was when he decided to be a can-
lidate for President: “We feel our-
selves just as competent and well
quipped as” the Ledger to analyze
he trend ' at Harrisburg. And we
now it is to dominate, dictate, med-
lle and add to the burdens of every
tate-aided enterprise and institution
n the State and that it all seems to be
lesigned to make jobs for more in-
‘pectors, auditors and record clerks in
Iarrisburg. Incidentally we might
nform the Ledger and Mr. Lowry that
t was not because Warren G. Hard-
ng discovered that his fellows in the
lenate were not super-men that he
ecided to take a chance on running
or President. The late Senator Pen-
ose decided that for him ‘and the
Watchman” told the world that he
ould be the Republican nominee long
efore the - Ledger thought such a
ning could happen.
VOL. 67.
I _—_—_e Levee
Senatorial Candidates Compared.
Senator George Wharton Pepper
the beginning of his professional life.
He has been on the legal staff of the
Pennsylvania railroad for many years.
He thinks in the terms of corporation
managers. His interests have al-
ways been in common with those of
corporations. It is only just to add
that he has been a capable, efficient
and - industrious corporation servant
and that his private life has been
clean and creditable. When Senator
Penrose, who had been for years the
representative of the Pennsyivania
railroad, died, that corporation select-
ed Mr. Pepper to succeed him. The
president and vice president of the
corporation attended his induction in-
to office.
Senator David A. Reed, of Pitts-
burgh, has been a corporation lawyer
from the beginning of his profession-
al life. When he was admitted to the
bar his father was the head of the le-
gal staff of the United States Steel
corporation and he was admitted to
the firm as junior member. Upon the
death of Senator Knox and the retire-
ment of the elder Reed, David became
head of the staff. He had earned the
promotion by faithful and efficient
service to the Steel trust. When op-
portunity presented itself the Steel
trust had him appointed Senator in
Congress to represent its interests.
There seems to be an unwritten agree-
ment between these corporations zad
the Republican machine that each cor-
poration shall have a representative
on the floor of the United States Sen-
Neither Senator Pepper nor Senator
Reed has any interests in common
with the people of Pennsylvania.
They have never moved in the atmos-
phere of the industrial life of the
State. Now that they need the
support of the voters of this
element in the life of the Com-
monwealth they are trying to pose as
friends of labor. While the settle-
ment of the coal strike was pending
a false claim was set up that they
were directing the movement.
falsehood was promptly refuted by the
{public declaration of the mine work-
ers’ leaders. More recently Mr. Pep-
per has professed’ friendship for and
sympathy with organized labor. His
entire life service for the Pennsylva-
nia railroad contradicts that claim.
Mr. Reed has not had the temerity to
set up such pretense.
If the Pennsylvania railroad ud the
Steel trust desire to maintain a lobby
in Washington they should employ
and pay their lobbyists. They have
plenty of money to meet such an ex-
pense. It is true that lobbyists thus
employed might not have access to the
floor of the Senate at all times but
they would nevertheless be on a level
with the lobbyists of other trusts, and
they have no right to ask more. The
people of Pennsylvania may have rep-
resentatives on the floor of the Sen-
ate by election, Colonel Fred B. Kerr,
of Clearfield, and Judge Samuel E.
Shull, of Stroudsburg. These gentle-
men are quite as capable as Pepper
and Reed and they are “of the people
and for the people” of Pennsylvania.
——Former United States Senator,
Cornelius Cole, of California, who has
just celebrated the centennial anni-
versary of his birth, recommends con-
tentment of mind as a cause for lon-
gevity. But Senator Cole’s mental
habits were formed before the Eigh-
teenth amendment was adopted.
——1In a recent speech Senator Bor-
ah told voters in his audience to ig-
nore party allegiances and vote for
the fittest candidates. It may be ex-
pacted that his engagement to speak
for the Republicans in this State will
be revoked.
rr psn
——Mr. Pinchot promises that in
the event of his election he will put a
woman in his cabinet. This will as-
sure a good job for Mrs. Pinchot and
incidentally guarantee her a dividend
on her primary campaign investment.
A —
— Senator Smoot “takes time by
the forelock” by stating that an in-
crease in the price of clothes will be
ascribable to the cupidity of the tail-
or rather than to the additional tariff
tax on matesials.
it ip
——It is said that Rockerfeller is
still the richest man in the world with
Henry Ford running a close second.
But John D. has never run for office
so that Ford leads in experience.
rt eee
© ——The nomination of Governor
Smith, in New York, the other day, as
the Democratic candidate disposes of
Hearst for a brief period and small
favors are thankfully received.
——The open season for woodcock
and raccoon began on Monday, but the
season for squirrel, pheasants, wild
turkey and rabbits will not open until
November first.
has been a corporation lawyer since |
That |
: “Cleaning Up the Mess.”
| The rottenest feature of the “mess
at Harrisburg” in recent years was
the conspiracy to increase the salaries
of the swivel chair pets. During the
legislative session of 1919 seventeen
of these hungry politicians drawing
salaries much greater than they couid
i have hoped for in business occupations
| or employments were given increases
jin salaries, though at the time mil-
| Bons of industrious men were out of
! work and the wages of others being
| reduced, in some cases to a starvation
(level. All these favored officials were
i high salaried men and generously re-
| warded for the nominal services they
| rendered. The only conceivable rea-
son for increasing their salaries was
that they were serviceable party
This concerted action on the part
of the Governor and the Legislature
to favor these party favorites so
aroused popular indignation that the
secceeding Legislature was afraid to
increase salaries at all, though it is
well known that a number of increas-
es were contemplated and promised.
session was so putrid and offensive to
the nostrils, however, that the con-
pirators concluded that it would be
unwise to repect the action. Forestry
Commissioner Pinchot was especially
anxious to favor some of his person-
al friends in that department but the
Governor and the managers of the
legislative machine were afraid to
“go along.” The policy of “safety
first” appealed to them.
The first and greater beneficiary of
this rotten “mess at Harrisburg” was
Mr. Gifford Pinchot, then Commis-
sioner of Forestry and now Republi-
can candidate for Governor. Being a
recent importation into Pennsylvania
he probably didn’t know that the con-
stitution of the State which he had
sworn to “support, obey and defend,”
forbids increases of salaries while in
| office, but he was equal to the emer-
gency. He resigned the $5000 a year
office one day and was reappointed to
the same office at $8000 a year the
next and all the others followed his
example, There was no improvement
in the service by this juggling of the
constitution but there was considera-
ble improvement in the bank account
of the beneficiaries.
Money may be the root of many
evils but partisan malice in the Unit-
ed States Senate is the cause of most
of the troubles in Europe now.
Vare Supplies a Platform.
Senator Vare sounded the true note
of the Republican party at a meeting
of his hand-picked city committee on
Monday. Without a platform to ex-
press the purposes of the oarty the
Pinchot caravan has been traveling
over the State like a ship at sea with-
out a rudder, Senator Vare, the 1eal
leader of the party, laying sick at his
home at Ambler, meantime. But on
Monday, the Senator having recovered
sufficiently to assume his place as
“guide, philosopher and friend” of the
candidate, has supplied the long felt
want or “missing link.” “How can we
get any one to do anything for us,” he
said, “when we don’t do anything for
them? When we deliver the goods
we have the brass to ask for some-
thing in return.”
Senator Vare knows his man. He
understands how to reach Gifford Pin-
chot. That gentleman wants votes
now as he wanted money when he en-
tered into a conspiracy to violate the
constitution and his oath of office by
an increase of his salary while in com-
mission. The solution of the prob-
lem is commercial politics. “Give and
Take” is the slogan. “We know Pin-
chot is a humbug and fraud,” the Sen-
ator piainly implies. “But we can
trade with him to our advantage and
as he needs us now we may reed him
in the future. There is a municipal
campaign coming that may tax our
resources to the limit. We will now
place a mortgage on Pinchot and fore-
close it then. It will help us amazing-
ly in time of need.”
Senator Vare is neither an altruist
nor philanthropist. He is a hard,
practical and selfish political con-
tractor. He understands that the
State will have big contracts to let
for road building and improvement
within the next four yearrs and wants
to be on the inside. He is aware that
Pinchot has said some unpleasant
things about men of his type but feels
that a man who will violate his oath
for a measly. increase of salary can
be depended upon to enter bargains
that promise mutual advantages to
both sides. So it may be said that
Senator Vare has supplied a platform
for the campaign. It is simply “Help
Pinchot now and he will Help us
afterward.” . And Vare knows what he
is talking about.
SS ————— A en.
——Isadora Duncan’s husband hav-
ling been: allowed to come into the
! country it will be up to her to dance |
' his way through “the circuit.”
The “mess” created by the previous ;
Women Should Vote for Democrats.
A New York woman, writing to the
Philadelphia Record, asks: “With the
cost of living already high and a ten-
dency. to soar higher since the pas-
sage of the high tariff law, passed
over the protests of the American
women, and every indication of hard
times ahead, should we vote the Re-
publican ticket next November? We
women of New York,” she continues,
“can find neither excuse nor reason
| for not contributing our mite toward
! the defeat of the Republicans, the evil
tools of predatory interests.” Neither
‘can any thoughtful woman of Penn-
sylvania or elsewhere. The exper-
i ience of the last two years proves that
the Republican party is committed to
i the service of corporate control in
The Fordney tariff law will add be-
tween four and five billion dollars a
year to the tax burdens of the people.
The burden of this increase in the
' cost of living falls upon the women.
. Men get their wages, and high or low,
apportion the family budget from
which the women must supply the ta-
ble and procure their own necessaries.
With a tariff tax that greatly enhanc-
es the price of everything purchased
the difficulties of making ends meet
multiply. But the women have no
means of escape. They must deprive
their stomachs or impoverish their
backs. With that unselfishness that
characterizes the fond mother they
stint themselves that their children
and other dependents may enjoy life.
There was no reason on earth for
increasing the tariff tax on food and
clothing except the obligation of the
Republican managers to keep faith
with the contributors to the Harding
campaign fund of 1920. The mothers
and wives who are compelled to de-
prive themselves of needed clothes in
order that their children may have
enough to eat can have little sympa-
thy with the purpose to discharge this
obligation to tariff mongers at so
great’ an expense. For that reason
every woman ought to “contribute her
mite to the defeat of the Republican
party next month.” Its success at
| the goming election will encourage
rhe outrages upon the people in
the future.
+ —Pinchot was not the choice of the
Republicans of Pennsylvania. He
didn’t have a majority of them at the
primaries and wouldn’t have been
nominated at all had not the most
colossal sum ever raised in this State
for the nomination of one man been
expended in his interest. When a
quarter of a million dollars are re-
quired to put a man across on the Re-
publican ticket it looks as though he
wasn’t wanted much in the first place
and that something big is in the wind
for the few who don’t have to worry
over how large their taxes are.
Soldiers’ Bonus and Ship Subsidies.
President Harding may have had
some substantial reasons for vetoing
the soldiers’ bonus bill. With the
probability of a deficiency in revenue
of nearly a billion dollars next year,
he was obliged to exercise care in cre-
ating new financial obligations. The
bonus bill would certafhly have cansgd
a draft on the treasury within the
next revenue period of three or four
hundred million dollars. But Presi-
dent Harding must have realized that
during the campaign of 1920, when
he was promising the bonus in order
to get the votes of the soldiers. His
veto of the measure affords protection
to the treasury at the expense of his
honor, for it involves the violation of
his pledge to the soldiers.
Moreover, President Harding is
largely responsible for the deficit in
revenues which he says influenced him
to veto the bonus bill that he had
promised to recommend to Congress
and approve. He urged Congress to
repeal the excessive profit and sur in-
come taxes which caused the revenue
deficit. There was no real reason for
the decrease in the tax on big incomes
and excessive profits. Those who suf-
fered from these taxes threatened to
withdraw their capital from active in-
dustries in the event that those taxes
were continued. But that was a bluff
so palpable that nobody of intelligence
could be deceived by it. It was a sub-
terfuge employed with President
Harding’s consent to fool the people.
Besides President Harding’s excuse
for vetoing the bonus bill is refuted
by his insistence on the passage of a
ship subsidy bill. In this measure he
proposes to give to ship owners who
are rich as much money in the aggre-
gate, and nearly as much at once, as
by his veto he refussed to the heroes
of the world war and he is so anxious
and eager to do this that he proposes
to call an extra session of Congress
immediately after the election. If
there is no money in the treasury to
pay the soldiers it is a crime against
the people to pay subsidies to ship
owners. The country owes something
to the soldiers and nothing to the ship
owners. Contributions to campaign
funds are not public obligations.
6. 1922.
Dr. Meek Writes of Trip from Akiak
to Fairbanks, Alaska.
Aboard Steamer Herman
Somewhere between Anvik and
Nulato, August 13, 1922.
My dear Home Folk:
We left Akiak on the fourth of Au-
gust and I hoped that the perpetual
rain that had been our portion since
the ice went out, would let up, for a
time at least. The portage between
Akiak and Russion Mission is sure-
ily not a lovely one to make in wet
weather. You are probably curious
| to hear how people travel in summer,
' so I'll start at the beginning:
One has to travel with the mail car-
riers and, in this respect, it is very
like the winter travel but there all
and lovely hard weather, it is now
gas-engines and water—heaps and
heaps of water especially this sum-
mer. I had told Mr. Samuelson that
I would go with him on his next trip
so expected to pack and prepare slow-
ly and was not wrong as far as the
“slowly” went for those last six weeks
were the very busiest I had had in
the hospital.
When I landed there last Christmas
I rather expected to stay until August
but, as the days went by and spring
came followed by the rainy, cold days
of summer, I wanted to get away from
that mosquito country. Cold, raw
winds seemed to spring up and whip
that river into a fury of mad waves so
that we were practically prisoners in
the house for days and days. When
June came and the cook and her hus-
band left, I was quite ready to leave,
but for my promise to remain, I
thought there would be little work
since the cleaning was done and most
of the native people too busy to be
sick. Their boat was scarcely away
until the hospital filled up'and stayed
that way until within two or three
days of my leaving Akiak. Perhaps
it was better so, as it gave me little
time to be lonesome, but also little
time to get ready for the trail. The
rain still fell but I packed between
bies, as I had five of them to male
comfortable. !
The postman did not come wien ex-
pected as he waited for the second
boat to come into Bethel. It, too, was
delayed on account of storms and,
having waited three days, he had te
leave without our knowing what she
had for us on board. The box you
speak of is probably now at Akiak
and will follow next month—just a
month behind seems to be the speed of
When our starting day came and I
went-down to the river's edge, I found
a very small gas-boat, already loaded
down with mail sacks, into which they
were storing my numerous packages
and I wondered where I would be stor-
ed when we finally pushed off.
They told me that we would go only
across the river where, as there was
too much for the mail launch to han-
dle, another man from “up river”
would take me and the rest of the pas-
sengers to the mouth of Mud Creek,
the beginning of the portage, fifty
miles up stream. As I have told you,
the rain had fallen for days so that
the Kuskokwim, for the first time in
twenty years, was bank full in August
and threatening to come over the
bank. The little gas-boats seemed
mighty frail out on that big, muddy,
log-strewn torrent but the sun was
shining and one forgot their qualms.
We had scarcely started when, again,
the rain fell—not at an angle but for-
tunately straight down and there was
no need to put on rain coats. There
were four men, a little fair-haired
girl, Barbara, being sent back to
school, and myself, parcels, packages,
a motor engine, sacks of sugar and
flour, mail sacks and, I know not what
else, in our boat. Three of the men
were going straight up-river but Mr.
Heron, Barbara and myself were to be
dropped at Mud Creek.
The engine chugged along and, in
scarcely three hours, we reached Tu-
laksae, our first stopping place. The
run had been so nice and this big cab-
in which belonged to Loui Senni, a
Jap who has lived in this country for
fifteen years, was warm and dry.
After having something to eat and
listening to some new records played
on a Grafanola, we put our sleeping
bags down and stretched out. To lie
on a floor was too new to me to sleep
much and I was almost ready to get
up at day-break (3:30) but we did get
up at six o’clock and were off by sev-
en. The day began well enough but
® did not last long. A high wind and
rain came up and, as it was blowing
up the river, the “white caps” began
to appear in a few hours so that the
man at the wheel was obliged to keep
to the sloughs. Coming out of one
into the main river, about noon, we
were confronted with waves almost
four feet high and a strong current;
our little boat was like a cockle shell
and we danced around as though
(Continued on page 4, Col. 5.)
| skull,
similarity stops for, instead of dogs |
carrying hot water bottles to wee ba<.| ie
Jie | ~The Berwick plant of the American
SPA 5 b Nn A oi i ah a
—John Eaby, 64 years old, near Martin-
dale, Lancaster county, was almostl in-
stantly killed when he fell from a load of
fertilizer. Death was due to a fractured
—Howard T. Janney, for more than
thirty-five years a member of the Lycom-
ing county bar, was stricken while walk-
ing to his law office, last Wednesday morn-
ing, and died shortly afterward. He was
60 years old. 2 :
—William Moyer, of Freeburg, and prob-
ably the oldest citizen of Snyder county,
celebrated his eighty-eighth birthday last
week. Mr. Moyer was a teacher for many
years, taught music, and still sings in the
choir of the Reformed church. He has
served as squire for 66 years.
—Two little children of Clinton Beater,
of Pottstown, were injured on Monday
afternoon when the Beater automobile
crashed through the plate-glass window of
the Prince meat store in that town. Bea-
ter lost control of the machine when a tire
burst as he was crossing the trolley track.
—Striking a cow with his mo
while traveling at high speed toryde
ral road west of Shamokin, George Thrash
23 years old, was catapulted over an em-
bankment, striking a pile of rocks on his
head with such force as to fracture his
skull and cause death at the Shamokin
State hospital several hours later.
—Veterans of the Pennsylvania reserve
militia in Clinton county who served dur-
ing the period of the world war are
aroused over the report that the names of
the soldiers of this organization have been
erased from the soldiers and sailors’ mon-
ument which stands in Linwood cemetery
between Youngdale and McElhattan. ;
—After a search of more than two years
by state and local police, David Aiken, of
Philadelphia, was recaptured at Y.cbanon
and is held awaiting trial for attempted
robbery, and also with assault with in-
tent to kill an officer and escape. When
arrested for ‘he first offense neary three
years ago, Aiken attacked the officer havy-
ing him in charge and escaped.
—Charles IR. Applebaum, aged 83 years
of Roaring Springs, Pa., a Civil war voters
am, who went to DesMoines, Iowa, for the
G. A. R. encampment, on Saturday obtain-
ed a marriage license to wed Matilda
Spurgeon, aged 66, of Oakland, Cal. Ap-
plebaum had not seen his bride-to-be in
seven years. The meeting was arranged by
correspondence. The veteran lost an arm
in the Civil war.
—Irvin Koch, of Tamaqua, was insta
killed on Monday when the mixing a,
of the Atlas Powder company, at Reynolds,
was blown up by an explosion of dyna-
mite. He is survived by a widow and one
child. Particles of Koch's body were
found 700 feet from the scene of the ex-
plosion. In all, thirty-five pounds of dy-
namite went off. Koch was substituting
for another workman.
—Joseph A. Delancey, of New Bloom-
field, lest considerable money in an un-
usual manner. When he retired the other
night he hung his trousers over the back
of a chair near a window. While he slept
scundly the window was opened by an un-
known party, and $243 in money taken
from his hip pocket. Moreover, the thief
went to the kitchen and robbed the pantry
of Delancey’s best cooking. :
Car, and Foundry company has received an
order for one thousand 50 ton double hop-
per cars for the Baltimore and Ohio rail-
road. An order has also been placed with
the plant for 250 forty-ton steel under-
frame refrigerator cars for the Grand
Trunk railroad. The Baltimore and Ghio
hopper order will also mean the :irst big
contract in two years for the wheal foun-
—The contract for the erection of a new
home to cost $74,000 has been let by the
Lykens Lodge of Moose. The structure
will be located at Main street and Moose
alley, with a frontage of forty-eight feet.
The first floor will be occupied as a thea-
tre, dance floor and lounging room; the
second floor as a parlor and balcony, and
the third floor as a lodge room and meet-
ing quarters. The lodge has a membership
of more than 600, and will expend $16,000
additional on furnishing the interior.
—Judge Isaac Johnson, of Media, has
continued the injunction restraining the
State Department of Health from remov-
ing the pigs out of the pig pens owned
by Robert Kinsey, in Darby township,
Delaware county. The State officials neti-
fied Kinsey, some time ago, that he must
cease keeping pigs. After giving Kinsey
due notice, which he failed to observe, it
is alleged, the state department's officers
were going to break down the pens and
permii the pigs, some 500, to run at large,
it is alleged by Kinsey. :
—The Standard Tank Car company, of
Sharon, Pa., has received an order for
2000 box cars from the Atlantic Coast Line
Railroad, approximating $4,000,000, accord-
ing to announcement made recently by
John Stevenson Jr., president. This is an
addition to an order booked some time
ago for 700 cars for the same railroad.
The company has unfilled business on the
books at the present time amounting to
$7,000,000, and it is expected that the plant
will go on three shifts within a short time,
and many additional men will be em-
—The fall session of the Central Penn-
sylvania Round Mable Conference of
School Superintendents and Principals
will be held in Lock Haven today and to-
morrow. Dr. J. Lynn Barnard, director
of history and social studies of the State
Department of Public Instruction, and Or-
ton Lowe, director of English, will lead
the discussions. Dr. John M. Thomas,
president of Pennsylvania State College, is
on the program for an address on the de-
velopment of public education in Penn-
sylvania. Dr. Nelson P. Benson, of Lock
Haven, is president of the conference and
George P. Zerfoss, of Clearfield, is sec-
—Capitalists of Clearfield county, who
have formed an organization to finance the
manufacture of seamless shoes, in accord-
ance with a system made possible by a
machine patented by 8. Straus, have de-
cided to locate the first factory at Cur-
wensville, where the people have provided
an eight acre river front site. Contracts
for the construction of twenty-five ma-
chines, to equip the first unit of the plant,
have already been let and it is proposed
to go ahead with the building construc-
tion at once. The plans of the organi-
zagion provide for the manufacture of
children’s shoes principally, and also for
the establishment of a chain of stores
throughout the section, to provide an out-
let for the products of the factory.