Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, March 02, 1923, Image 1

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——Meantime we fell able to as-
sure the public that the State Treas-
ury will function even if the appro-
priation for it is cut down to the bud-
get figures.
—From the digest of its annual re-
port for 1922 we discover that the Y.
M. C. A. got through last year with a
loss of only $1499.49. That means
that if all pledges were paid each
man, woman and child in Bellefonte
would have to give only 37% cents
more during 1923 than they did in
1922 to make the Y. break even on
December 31st, 1923. A wonderful
work is being done there, people, let’s
keep it going.
—The American Law Institute,
which has essayed the job of smooth-
ing out and untangling the legal com-
plexities which have developed during
the last half century of American
jurisprudence, has set a lot of good
men to the job and Pennsylvania has
reason to be proud that among the
twenty-one big lawyers of the coun-
try selected for it is our own former
Attorney General, the Hon. Geo. E.
Alter, of Pittsburgh and Centre coun-
—AIll honor to the Democratic mem-
bers in the present Legislature. At a
caucus Monday night they reaffirmed
their determination to stand together
against any general increase in taxa-
tion, to vote to repeal the tax on an-
thradite coal, to vote against any in-
crease in the hunting license, to work
to the end that the needs of The Penn-
sylvania State College will be sup-
plied. What a declaration of princi-
ples and what a pity there are not
enough Democrats in the Legislature
to put them through. Read it over
again, friends. Aren’t these Demo-
crats standing for just what you hon-
estly would like to have come to pass?
—We really, up to this moment,
have forgotten to note that Alba B.
Johnson has become a trustee of Penn
State. He-was elected last June, but
because of our customary habit of
never knowing that the train is ap-
proaching until somebody says:
“There she goes,” we should be for-
given for waking up in March to
what occurred when the brides were
ripe last year. However, we like the
selection of ‘Alb. He was. the presi-
dent of the Baldwin locomotive works,
he is a director of the Federal Reserve
bank in Philadelphia and all like that.
But Alb. became a big fellow in our
estimation long before he was picked
as a trustee for State, because he
‘stood up on his hind feet and told
some sort of a Republicon society
somewhere, three or four years ago,
that the'tariff was a fake political is-
sue and he would have none of it
thereafter. We're for Alba. He’s an
awful Republican but the future of
our Alma-Mater is safe in the guid-
ance of men who have the courage to
declare such sane convictions as he
has done.
—After having gotten some kind of
a new fan dangle of a school for chil-
dren started in Harrisburg the first la-
dy of the Commonwealth, probably
better known as Mrs. Pinchot, has
started out to help along with law en-
forcement, so far as it applies to vi-
olation of the Volstead act. The Gov-
ernor’s Lady has already had an audi-
ence with the President in which she
urged woman’s availability and use-
fulness as law enforcement officers.
What we gather from her idea is
something along the line of the posi-
tion we have always taken on the
question. She wants the women
aroused and active, not to vamp the
boot-leggers, but to bring to the fore
the moral obligation of the individual
in the matter of respect for law. Sev-
eral years ago the Hon. Cephas Gram-
ley, of Rebersburg, expressed his per-
turbation of mind as to the attitude
of the “Watchman” on the prohibition
question. He was up in the air as to
whether we were wet or dry. As a
matter of fact we were as dry at that
very moment as we are at this, but
we answered the Hon. Cephas to the
effect that, categorically, we endorsed
the principle of Mr. Volstead—but
with a reservation. The reservation
was that, while we were trying to do,
personally, what Kant—did you ever
rub elbows with him—says a person
must be to live a category, we actu-
ally believed the prohibition question
to be a moral, not a legislative issue. |
Now Mrs. Pinchot comes to our res
cue and proclaims—in a round-about
way—to the sage of Miles township
that there are other great minds run-
ning in the same channel as our own.
With the petticoats to hide behind, if
necessary, we want to assert right
here that no man-made law can make
a wet man dry in principle, though it
might in fact. Mrs. Pinchot is ap-
proaching the problem in the right
direction. She has raised the moral
issue and in that is the crux of it all.
If the morals of our citizens can be
raised to the point where it sees the
wisdom of obedience to law, no matter
what the law may be, there will be no
further enforcement problems to
solve. Our own thought is this: That
the whole system is contrary to the
fundamental principles of the demo-
cratic form of government and should
never have come under legislative
jurisdiction. If there had been tem-
perance there would never have been
prohibition ‘and temperance failure
has been because man has drifted too
far from the teachings of the Bible.
We can’t legislate him back to it. It
must be done in another way.
> NO. 9.
VOL. 68.
One New Tax Worth While.
pressed purposes of the Democratic
Senators and Representatives in the
General Assembly as declared at a
meeting in Harrisburg on Monday
evening. The needs of State College
are realized and that worthy institu-
tion has their sympathy and support.
A demand will be made for a decrease
in the redundant force of employees
of the State and the threatened at-
tempt to increase the cost of hunters’
licenses will be resisted. The attempt
to repeal the tax on anthracite coal
will be pressed with all the vigor the
minority commands, and generally
speaking new taxation will be resist-
ed. This is an admirable program
and will unquestionably meet with
public favor.
One tax measure introduced in the
House on Monday night appeals
strongly to our approval. We refer
to the bill read in place by Represen-
tative Stark, of Wyoming county,
which provides for a tax of four mills
on manufacturing enterprises. Mr.
Stark estimates that such a levy
would yield something like $12,000,000
annually, the levy being on the actual!
value of the stock. For a great many
years the policy of the State has been
to exempt manufacturing enterprises
from taxation on the theory that pub-
lic interests are conserved by thus en-
couraging manufactures. But the fa-
vor has been abused for many years.
The enterprises have grown out of
their infancy and are now probably as
able to pay their way as any other
This tax exemption of manufactures
has been the source of much political
corruption within the last quarter of
a century. By means of a commercial
treaty between the Pennsylvania Man-
ufacturers’ association and the man-
agers of the Republican machine the
greater portion of the campaign cor-
ruption fund has been raised. Mr.
Joseph Grundy, president of the As-
sociation, annually levies tribute on
the manufacturers to the extent of a
million or two dollars which is paid
to the Republican machine in consid-
eration of the exemption from taxes
to the amount g$l ; leaving
a profit to a ‘among the man-
ufacturers of ten millions or more. It
is time this should be stopped.
——John D. Sr., may be the money
maker of the Rockerfeller family but
John D. Jr., has the old man skinned a
million ways in the matter of getting
free publicity.
Pinchot Still Silent on Ballot Frauds.
The Legislature has been in session
nine weeks, nearly half the length of
the average session, and the Governor
has not spoken a word in favor of leg-
islation to protect the ballot from
frauds. During the second week of
the session several bills on the subject
were introduced. Most of them had
the sanction of the Governor’s friend,
William Flynn, of Pittsburgh, who is
as familiar with the art of stuffing
ballot boxes as any man living. Ata
committee meeting held during the
third week of the session, proofs of
electoral debauchery were presented
so flagrant and rank that Senator
Vare, a past master in such work,
was disgusted.
Former Senator Ed. Vare, the real
politician of the Vare family, said in
a speech delivered in the Senate dur-
ing the J. K. Tener term as Governor,
‘ that Mr. Tener was elected by fraudu-
lent votes cast in South Philadelphia.
' Former United States Marshal John
| F. Short, has declared, in the Clear-
, field Republican, that Martin Brum-
'baugh was elected by fraudulent
! votes. It has been frequently said
'and is commonly believed that Gover-
{ nor Sproul was elected by fraud and
“some of the Republican leaders now
say that Mr. Pinchot was both nomi-
nated and elected by fraud. If these
things are true and we have many
reasons for believing they are, the
question of corrective legislation is
urgent and paramount.
But Governor Pinchot appears to be
oblivious of this great evil. He cer-
tainly knows that the purity of the
ballot is essential to good government.
He must understand that cleaning up
messes is of no avail so long as men
are chosen to high offices by fraud.,
But he doesn’t seem to care whether
elections are conducted fairly or
fraudulently. Maybe that is the rea-
son that Senator Max Leslie, of Pitts-
burgh, and Senator Vare, of Philadel-
phia, piled up fraudulent majorities in
his favor in the face of his open state-
ment that he would be against them in
the event of his election. They de-
pend upon local graft and a guarantee
that their methods would not be in-
Yorfersd with was abundant considera-
——If the Senate refuses to seat
that Texas claimant it will be safe to
predict the early death of the Ku
Klux Klan.
We are in full accord with the ex- |
‘not official but it is true. oy ves
Pinchot Will Win Out.
The Prohibitionists of Pennsylvania
and the admirers of Governor Pinchot,
wet or dry, may safely divest them-
selves of all fear of the failure of his
legislative program so far as prohi-
bition legislation is concerned. A con-
siderable number of Senators and
Representatives in the General As-
sembly, and possibly a majority of
them, are bitterly opposed to the pend-
ing Pinchot enforcement bill. It may
even be said that a good many of them
actually despise Mr. Pinchot. But
they will support and enact his legis-
lative purposes on questions in which
he is deeply interested. They are
afraid to vote in opposition to any
measure upon which he has set his
heart, and his heart is in prohibition.
At first it looked as if the Gover-
nor intended to base his expectations
of achievement upon the budget bill.
That measure was so closely related
to the operation of “cleaning' up the
mess,” and his mind seemed to be so
centered upon the fulfillment of that
primary campaign promise, that he
might easily have made it his object-
ive. But the chances were against
success in that event. The appeals of
local charities offered avenues of es-
cape from his control by Legislators
unwilling to support his ambition. But
prohibition has so secure a grip upon
the public mind of Pennsylvania that
any Senator or Representative outside
of the big cities is doomed if he re-
fuses to “go along.”
Then the Governor has the patron-
age whip in hand and in action. A
Legislator who votes contrary to the |
wishes of the administration on the
prohibition question will be as wide-
ly separated from the spoils counter
as he could be if he were a pooh-bah
in Egypt. And this fact is known to
every Senator and Representative in
.the body. Even before the election
they were “polled” on this subject and
the man who breaks his promise will be
consigned to a political grave, unless
his constituents can and will rescue
him. Other disappointments may be
overlooked and forgiven. But on this
question the Governor is adamant and
he will win for that reason. This js
—Just to show how badly we guess
at things, the very session of council
over which we raved so, a week or
more ago, because it was so olive-
branchy, was actually punctuated by a
near fight between two of the worthy
Pinchot and the Busy Bee.
Political wiseacres in Philadelphia
and Harrisburg imagine they see in
recent incidents signs of a Presidential
bee buzzing about the ears of our
busy Governor. His open flirtation
with the Prohibitionist leaders in
Washington and throughout the coun-
try, his appeal to the advocates of
good roads as revealed in his call for
a national conference of official road
builders and his abnormal lust for
publicity are jointly and severally tak-
en to mean that he has been inoculat-
ed with the virus that wrecked the ad-
ministrations of Brumbaugh and
Sproul. Possibly the wiseacres are
right in this conjecture though the an-
nouncement that Harding would like
a second term is a disturbing element.
It may easily be assumed that Mr. '
Pinchot has an ambition to be Presi-
dent. He is immensely wealthy and
the record of his primary campaign
for Governor of Pennsylvania shows
that he is “no piker.” The defeat of
the long established and carefully
trained Penrose machine was certainly
a great achievement for a political
amateur and might well inspire an
ambition for other and greater con-
quests: Besides it is fairly clear that
the next Republican candidate for
President will have to contribute gen-
erously to the campaign slush fund.
President Harding has sadly disap-
pointed those who provided the mil-
lions used to buy his election and they
are not likely to invest freely in
promises in the future.
Party managers who are averse to
heaping honors on Pinchot have been
comforting themselves with the idea
that the State organization is against
his ambitious program and the histo-
ry of politics shows that a candidate
is almost hopelessly handicapped if he
is opposed by his home party organi-
aztion. His friends are not greatly
discouraged on that account, however.
They recall that Grover Cleveland was
nominated by the Democratic conven-
tion of 1884 though Tammany and the
New York State organization were
against him and to some extent be- |
cause of that. “We love him because
of his enemies” was a shibboleth of his
friends and a tremendous help in the
voting. Possibly Pinchot may profit
in the same way.
——The Governor is opposed to new
taxes, probably because Joe Grundy
was taxed enough by the Pinchot cam-
paign committee,
Harding Facing About.
Secretary of the State Hughes pays
scant respect to the intelligence of
Senators and Representatives in Con-
gress. He assures them we may en-
ter into the International Court of
Justice, participate in its proceedings
and become a part of its organization,
without recognizing the League of
Nations. Secretary Hughes leads
himself to this surprising conclusion
by stating “from its foundation this
government has taken a leading part
in promoting the judicial settlement of
international disputes.” He quotes
Secretary Hay’s recommendation ‘of
the Geneva conference and the Hague
tribunal and refers approvingly to the
several conventions entered into dur-
ing the Taft administration.
These are potent reasons why we
should be associated with the Interna-
tional Court but in no respect prove
that such membership is not an
acknowledgement of the value or de-
sirability of the League of Nations.
The Court is an important feature of
the League. Article XIV of the Cov-
enant of the League provides for such
a court and defines its purposes and
jurisdiction. An American lawyer and
jurist, Elihu Root, was a member of
the League Commission which created
the Court and another American jur-
ist, John Bassett Moore, is and has
been from the beginning a judge on
the bench of the Court. The govern-
, ment of the United States has not par-
| ticipated in the proceedings of the
, Court, however, because we were not
in the League.
The Democrats in Congress were
justly elated when the President’s
message and Secretary Hughes’ letter
, were present.d on Saturday for the
obvious reason that the incident clear-
ly implied a recognition of the League
of Nations and a complete acquies-
cence in the policies of President
Woodrow Wilson with respect to the
settlement of questions growing out
of the world war. The signs indicate
that reason is returning at the seat of
government at Washington and before
another Congressional term is ended
those bigoted party zealots who de-
fi the ratification of the Versail-
{Tew freaty will be hiding their heads
~ !in shame. Itisa most gratifying de-
velopment of a righteous public sen-
_timent in the country.
top) S. Garman, of Tyrone, will
complete eight years as postmaster at
Tyrone tomorrow, which will be two
| full terms, and being a good Democrat
"he, of course, is not a candidate for
| reappointment under this Harding Re-
i publican administration. The leading
candidate in the race for appointment,
so far as can be learned is Fred Buck,
who has been Mr. Garman’s assistant ;
postmaster. Mr. Garman, by the way,
is well satisfied to lay aside the cares
of the office and can do so with the
feeling that he has given Tyrone eight
, years of satisfactory service. When
he was appointed postmaster there
, were but two free delivery carriers
connected with the office. There are
.now seven for Tyrone and five rural
carriers. The business of the office
has grown to the almost unbelievable
sum of $60,000 a month, which makes
Tyrone fourth in the State. Philadel-
, phia ranks first, Pittsburgh second,
Scranton third and Tyrone fourth.
This unprecedented business is due to
, a great extent to the Wilson Chem-
,ical Co., the postage bill of which in
‘one day this week was over $1,900.
Mr. Garman introduced many features
in the office at Tyrone that wonderful-
ly improved the service and his aim
at all times was to consider the best
interests of the patrons. That is the
, reason why he has been such a popu-
| ral official.
| ,
| ——Governor Pinchot’s new plan of
distribution of State aid to the schools
is theoretically very sound, but in
| practice there is the possibility of a
i flareback, If State funds should be
‘allotted on the basis of the assessed
valuation of a district, instead of, as
now, on the population, there is a
| possibility that certain districts might
encourage assessors to under-value so
that more State aid could be secured.
We all remember the days when in
some districts the more the State al-
lotted for the schools the more the
district’s own millage dropped, thus
defeating the purpose of State aid.
It was to encourage better schools, but
it didn’t accomplish that object until
the teacher’s minimum salary bill was
passed and foxy districts could no
longer get away with the old game.
———————— A eses———
——The Democratic candidate for
President is certain to be elected next
year, but that should not make the
party leaders careless in the selection
of a candidate. Look what has hap-
pened to the Republicans who were
| careless the last time.
——The ship subsidy bill has not
been dead as long as King “Tut,” but
it is quite as dead.
Cheering Words for “Watchman”
; Workers.
We would not be human if we did
not react pleasantly to such expres-
i sions of appreciation of the “Watch-
man” as have come almost daily to this
office. As we have often said before,
. Centre county’s home newspaper is
an institution.” It holds a unique
: place in the homes of its readers. For
. years before daily newspapers, tele-
: phones and modern methods of broad-
casting news were in such general use
the “Watchman” was the only econ-
i tact they had with the rest of the
| county, State and nation.
There are hundreds of names on our
list that run back from generation to
generation in the same families for
| forty, fifty, sixty years. The man and
‘woman of middle age today recall
their fathers and mothers, with a copy
of the “Watchman” in hand and there
"are lots of them who actually learned
'to read by puzzling over the paper
' after the older ones had perused it.
Dependable, clean and presenting
all the local news that is fit te print
, we think the paper is improving with
age. May be it is only the wish that
is father to the thought. However
that may be we are wonderfully pleas-
ed when folks write us that they do
| appreciate our efforts. :
| From Centre Hall, last week, came
'a note from Mrs. Annie Homan, in
! which she said, though her family is
‘broken by the passing of her husband,
he always read the “Watchman.” It
was part of their home life together
and it would seem as though it had
been broken still more if the good, old
' paper were not a regular visitor there.
| Thomas F. Gramley writes from
‘Juniata that the “Watchman” has
been in his home for forty years and
“more and he thinks it just as fresh
and interesting today as it ever was.
From away out in Peabody, Kansas,
a veteran subscriber writes he enjoys
the weekly visits of the “Watchman”
just as much as ever. Mr. J. J. Noll is
of the old Centre county family of
' that name and remarks that he is the
last of the old cooper shop erowd who
, took the “Watchman.” “The old coop-
er shop” conveyed little to us because
~it was-gone long-before we happened
‘around here. It was an dndustry «in
little Nittany Valley away back in the
| early sixties, located on the Jackson-
i ville road near the Harter and Tib-
bens farms. There was a great crowd
of workers there making meat vessels,
cider barrels, etec., and in those days it
was quite an enterprise in the county.
Mattha Andrews was the foreman and
with him were Mr. Noll, Andrew Har-
ter, Dave Tanyer and Sam Hylands,
all well known men in the valley in
those days and all readers of the
te gin
Save the Caloosahatchee!
From the Milwaukee Journal. t
The pork barrel, filled to the brim
well packed and patted down, rolls
triumphantly through the Senate,
smashing the budget barrier. The
“pork” is one of the items of the ar-
my appropriation bill, which -other-
wise has been trimmed to the bone.
Budget estimates for the national de-
fense were mercilessly slashed. What
are such items as support of the na-
tional guard, the officers’ reserve corps
and civilian training among men who
are hungry for “pork” anyway?
So the “pork” is doubled—$56,000,-
000 instead of $27,000,000—while the
budget estimates for national securi-
ty are smashed. Senator Wadsworth
warns that we no longer have a regu-
lar army. It is a mere skeleton, brok-
{ en up into small units on garrison du-
ty. And we have not even the hope
_of the national guard and the reserve
officers. Thousands of commissions of
! reserve officers .are to expire soon
| with no provision made for their con-
tinued support. But why talk of that
when pork is the issue?
| Senator Underwood starts the
| “pork” on its final roll by blocking the
move to cut the appropriation for riv-
ers and harbors to the budget esti-
mate. And most of the southern Dem-
ocrats line up with him. The bill,
aside from some improvements on the
larger navigable rivers, is to improve
a lot of creeks in the south that one
never heard of and cannot pronounce
the names when he sees them in print.
But Underwood and the Democrats
who lined up with him could not have
saved “pork” alone. The Republicans
are in control of the Senate. They
were ready to share the responsibility.
So the pork barrel rolls merrily on.
If the Caloosahatchee in Florida and
the Bigtombee creek in Mississippi,
can get an appropriation, why the
budget and the national defense can
go hang!
——The coal commission was proba-
1 bly created for the purpose of con-
cealing the profiteering of the coal
——Sometimes we think that prob-
ably the people of this State are de-
pending on the Ruhr Valley coal mines
| for fuel.
——Senator Lodge may yet return
to the opinions he expressed with re-
spect to a League of Nations in 1915.
—President Harding on Monday sent in
the nomination of George B. Stevenson for
postmaster at Lock Haven.
—James C. Cassell, aged 61 years, a Nor-
ristown jeweler, died at his home at Jef-
fersonville while lying on a couch reading
a paper.
—The 1922-23 trapping season came to a
close on Wednesday, state game regula-
tions setting the season during which fur-
bearing animals—mink, muskrat, opossum,
otter and skunk—may be taken, from No-
vember 1 to the end of February.
—~Clarence Burleigh, formerly district
attorney of Allegheny county, solicitor for
the city of Pittsburgh, and one of the most
prominent members of the bar in Penn-
sylvania, died on Sunday at Miami, Fla.
following a brief illness from pneumonia.
—Norman Stewart, 24 years old, of Lock
Haven, went through the world war and
wasn’t hurt. The other day while riding a
trip of cars in a mine at Retort, he fell un-
der the wheels. His head was crushed,
and death ensued. He was a native of
Lock Haven, where burial was made.
—Three bandits early last Saturday
robbed the Schwartz Motor company ga-
rage at Hazleton of $60, after holding up
Lester Flaim, the night man, and forcing
him to open the safe. As they left they
struck him on the head and escaped.
Flaim staggered back to the office and tel-
ephoned the police.
—Mr. and Mrs. Edward Morris, of Punx-
sutawney, were awarded $2879 by the ver-
dict of a Brookville jury, returned in their
suit against the Jefferson Electric company
to recover for the death of their son. The
boy came into contact with a live wire of
the defending company, when the wire
broke after wearing against a tree. The
death occurred two years ago and the suit
had been fought through several terms of
court. :
—Williamsport can lay claim to one
landlord who prefers tenants with chil-
dren to the kind who want only those who
own dogs in their houses. He is Wilson H.
Kline, who owns an apartment house and
six other dwellings, occupied by ten fami-
lies, eight of whom have children in the
houses owned by Kline, who whenever
childless tenants complain about the chil-
dren of neighbors, tells the former they
can move at their own convenience.
—Missing for forty-two years, steps
were taken in court at Reading, on Mon-
day, to have Moses Brumbach, of Sinking
Springs, declared legally dead. He was 30
years of age and single when he disap-
peared. A hearing will be held in April.
He has a legacy of $1630 coming to him
from the estate of Emeline Brumbach, and
in addition had an interest in valuable real
estate. William Diener, William G. Brum-
baugh and Minnie McIntyre, first cousins,
are the petitioners.
—The will of Elizabeth R. Herr, which
has just been admitted to probate at York,
Pa., contains a $2,000 bequest to her chauf-
feur, Paul L. Lau. Miss Herr held a mort-
gage of $2,000 against a property held in
Lau’s name. The will provides that her
chauffeur be released of this debt. To the
Rev. J. Ellis Bell, a former pastor of the
First Methodist Episcopal chureh, in that
place, which Miss Herr attended, she
leaves $500. The Rev. Bell's wife is also
bequeathed a similar sum...
—Judge Charles B. Witmer in the United
States court at Sunbury, last week, direct-
ed the sale of the property of the United
Telephone and Telegraph company to take
place at Sunbury March 15. William B.
‘McCareb, of Lancaster, is the receiver. The
sale. was ordered on petition of bond-
holders of the company. The company op-
erates in twelve counties in the State. It
owns more than 2,200 miles of lines with
20,000 telephones in operation. It has been
in the hands of the receiver for over eight
years. The property is said to be worth
—Robert Gimmi, of Philadelphia, was
sentenced last week to six months in the
county prison for spanking his wife. He
pleaded guilty to the charge of assault and
battery, after his wife testified that he had
thrown her across his knees and spanked
her. “Your honor,” said Gimmi te Judge
Barnett, “this lady, my wife, threw a cup
of coffee in my face. That was all right.
Then she threw a soft boiled egg at me
and it landed in my eye. The latter,
judge, aggravated me and I promptly put
her over my knee and spanked her. I
wanted justice for what she had done to
me and I don’t think a little spanking
harmed her.”
—Anna Elizabeth McMillian, 15 months
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Ray Me-
Millian, of Yark, Pa., is seriously ill with
black measles. The disease is rare and has
not appeared in that locality in many
vears. It is virulent and contageous. The
child contracted the disease on February
15th. The discoloration began February
21st. Her body is now covered with black
spots and chest, back and abdomen, while
the hands, feet and soles are solid black,
with the exception of distinct rings around
the base of the fingers, which are white.
The physicians are at a loss to account
for the origin of the disease, which usually
develops in the tropical climes.
—With a heavy engine lying on his body
and flames leaping from a burning bus,
Clyde Mars, of Pine Grove, near Potts-
ville, was burned to death Thursday night
after a collision with a locomotive on the
Philadelphia and Reading Railway at a
Schuylkill Haven crossing, where no
watchman is employed at that hour. Mars
and two others were in the bus, which was
overturned. The explosion caused it to
burn rapidly, and Mars, being beneath it,
could not be rescued. Roy Shollenberger
and Curtis Moyer, the other passengers,
were thrown ten yards and thereby escap-
ed with their lives, although even at that
distance the flames reached them and their
bodies were slightly scorched.
—Women prohibition agents would have
to be able to play the role of “vamp” said
Frederick C. Hazeltine, the new prohibi-
tion chief for eastern Pennsylvania and
southern New Jersey in discussing Mrs.
Gifford Pinchot’'s plan to have women
agents assigned to rural districts. Mrs.
Pinchot conferred recently with President
Harding on the plan. “I approve of the
idea,” Mr. Hazeltine said, “but I am afraid
it would be hard to find the right kind of
women to do the work. They would have
to be “vampy” enough at times to ‘get the
goods’ on: violators. They have to be ef-
ficient. Also they would have to be: plucky.
A woman might be efficient and get all
kinds of evidence but go all to pieces in a
raid. It, doesn’t do. to become hysterical
at such times.”
Death was due to organic heart