Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, January 01, 1926, Image 1

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    —As for us, of
leaf won't: suffice. - We'rd ing to
start-a new book: From this day on—
through 1926" at least—just to see
how it eventuates—we're going *o
call spades spades. In wedding
notices there are going to be no more
“lovely and accomplished daughters”
of so and so. Every bride’s got to
stand on her own legs—whether they
are bowed or knock at the knees.
We're going to stop putting it up to
St. Peter to hang out the S. R. O.
signs on the gate posts of Heaven by
issuing a pass for a front seat in his
realm for every skin flint who dies.
There is to be an end of slamming
the mail order houses and chain stores
for the benefit of merchants who
won’t advertise their own wares in
the local papers. There is to be no
more free publicity for Uncle Sam,
who pays everybody who does any-
thing for him except the newspapers
that have given his employees the
political prominence that got them
their jobs. ‘The office waste paper
basket is going to be fuller than ever
with the contributions of State offi-
cials, College department heads and
local salary grabbers who are ex-
ploiting themselves through the news-
papers when they know that few of
them would ever have been heard of
if it hadn’t been for the free publicity
given them. During 1926 the Watch-
man will have no apologies to’ ‘make
for the supposed ‘high-brows- who in-
hale their soup, nor the “I seen” or
443¢ could have been did” fellows. This
paper is going to be hard ' boiled
as—. For seventy-one years it has
been for the community and
the ¢ other fellow. Its going to con-
tinue doing so but he’s got to show us
that he can balance ‘more peas on -his
knife than we can. Now that we
have declared ourself let us, again,
wish you the happiest and most pros-
perous year you “have ever known.
—The Governor is only lending to
the plan of his enemies to do nothing
at the special session by adding more
subjects for it to consider, :
~ —Now what vould you do with a
wife who gave you a pencil sharpener
and a son who gave you a whirli-gig-
for a garden hose, as Christmas pres-
ents? God only knows how the engi-
neer of a country weekly manages to
yun on schedules ob ne Hn
—If Mayor Kendrick had fred
Smedly Butler a year ago we up-coun-
“4ry lookers-on : t-have had more
respect for him.. ‘That’s when a lot
of us knew he wanted to do it. And
‘thats’ when a lot of us thought Ken-
drick ought to have had the courage
to admit that he is no bigger that the
machine that made him.
— Bishop Manning may think Sun-
day polo and foot-ball would: be “as
beautiful as a service in a Cathedral,”
but - there are countless others who |
won’t. If Sunday polo and foot-ball
come they will be hand-in-hand with
Sunday prize fights and Sunday
everything else but a stop for one
day to consider ‘whence we ‘have come
and whither are we going.
—The Republican part of the coun-
ty raised h——when it discovered that
a Sphinx from Texas in the p n of
Col. House, was in the confidence of
and observing things for President
Wilson. Then Coolidge sent” for
House and, forthwith, the Republican
part of the country began to advocate
sneakin’ into the League of Nations
through any old hole left to get in.
—Our Congressman is ‘making a
noise like a bid for a ‘third’ term
Hon. Billie has: proposed : federal
sorship for moving pictures. sid
is merit in the idea, economi a
it will get nowhere because" ‘the *
eral State boards are not going to let
Billy legislate them ‘out’ of jobs nor
is Pennsylvania giing to permit Kan-
sas to tell it what is fit to be ‘seen’ on
the screen.
—Col. Geo. Knox McCain consumed
nearly two columns in Monday’s Phil-
adelphia Ledger in an effort to tell
the world what is going to h: ppen,
politically, in the ‘Twenty-third ‘con-
gressional District—which is ours.
After fumbling around over Gov. Pin-
chot, Paul D. Wright, Edgar Kiess,
Thomas S. Butler, Etc., all of whom
may have seen the District from the
back seat of a Lim.—at some time or
other—he concluded his survey by
giving we “hick” politicians the idea
that the Colonel is a Christian Scien-
tist. Certainly he gave the situation
in the Twenty-third the absent treat-
—We sat in the Bellevue-Statford
and heard George Wharton Pepper
exude verbal tears big as horsechest-
nuts in his efforts to urge everyone
to uphold the policy of President
Wilson. Then we read the same
George Wharton Pepper's diatribes
against the President’s policies, after
he had become a Senator in Congress
for Pennsylvania. And now we read
that the same George Wharton is re-
pudiating the modifications he pro-
posed ‘and is urging the country to
sneak into the League under any dis-
guise it can assume. How much’ re-
spect do you imagine = we- ‘have for
such a statesman?
| they are inc
- | tine of the S
gies of the Republican ma
Pennsylvania is now center:
will continue to be for some
a purpose to destroy Governor
chot. Recent events of favorabl
portent coupled ‘with the numerous
blunders of the machine have com-
bined to make the Governor a more
formidable figure in the public life of
the State than ever before. Unless
he canbe stopped his nomination te
the Senate is certain, and that ac-
complished there is no telling what
will happen afterward. The machine
managers realize this fact in full
measure and correctly appreciate the
consequences. For that reason they
have set out to prevent it “by hook or
crook.” «i:
The coal strike could be settled in
twenty-four hours if the miners
would openly repudiate Pinchot. They
are hanging onto ‘Pinchot, however,
for purely selfish purposes, ‘because
they imagine he can do for them in
the present wage controversy what
he did ‘to the cost of ‘the public, to
settle their last demands. The oper-
ators ‘feel’ that they can’t afford |
to allow him to win and any settle-
ment with ‘which his name or influ-
ence’ is associated, near or remote,
will contribute to his ambitious hopes.
Both ‘the coal mine owners and the
miners are anxious to settle the strike
and resume operations in the mines.
They are losing vast sums in profits
through the inactivity . But the
operators will loss,”
‘however great i PT _ rather
than. contribute ta. i
of Pinchot’s expe
obvious fact that i would help Pin-
The present purpose of the Repub-
lican machine managers is to prevent:
a-third candidate for Senator. They
believe that with the active help of
the coal operators, the carrying cor-
porations and other predatory combi-
nations they can nominate Senator
Pepper for re-election, But with a
‘third sandiagis | in the Feld, whether
rnor. He ‘has the
# of a vast number of
gate who will adhere to
to. defeat the :
earnest Suppq
voters in the
him to the ef and any division of
the oppositionfwill only strengthen
his chances ofsuccess. There is a
good deal of tllik of a third candidate
at present. "Me name of Vare and
that of StrassBrger are frequently
Opposition to forid Court Vanishing.
The oppositin in the Senate at
Washington tg#the entrance of the
United Stat
is rapidly di
ris, of Neb
fluence of the |
and on Monda
and Norbeck,
nounced their
measure. Thi
Blease, of So
Michigan, and
Democrats. Bi
reconcilables w
less fight as 1
friends of the
ed to | let them
jority the other day
enators McMasters
South Dakota, an-
ose to vote for the.
of Missouri,
his handfpl of ir-
fkeép up their hope- |
g as possible. The |
alk their heads off” if
€d to thus waste the
ying result of a long
of State Hu
rence of the
ate. There waz
lican majority
time but unde
President Harding,
s action by the Sen-
e leadership of Sen-
ator Lodge, Massachusettes, and
Senator Peppers:of Pennsylvania, the
proposition t4pigeon-holed” for a
considerable od. « Last year Presi-
dent: Coolidge "throught it = forward
again but Lodgé.;and Pepper prevent-
ed action until Eodge died and Pepper
discovered that b , would be defeated
for. renominatio ~ unless he “faced-
about.” His anibition being stronger
than his prinei les, he finally yielded.
The fight which is now drawing fo
a successful comelusion has been led
by Democratic Senators from the be-
ginning. Every man in the group
would have preferred entrance into
the League of - tions, thus qualify-
ing for membership in the court in
the proper manner. But the malicious
spirit © which ge the fight
against Woodrow Wilson thus long
after his death refused to concur until
public sentiment: forced them to as-
sent to a back ddor entrance. It is a
gratifying sign af advance toward the
Wilson ideals, however. As a member |
of the World Court, a creature of the |
League, this eolintry will progress
until the conscience of the people is
fully aroused and the work of Wilson |
completely ratified.
lf de
——An advertisement in this paper
always brings the answer. Try it.
i consider legislati on" and
ves only a dozen
Carolina, Ferris, of
easure have determin- |
pversy. It is nearly |
the then Secretary
s, with the concur-
a substantial Repub- |
n the body at that
If the machine meth
\g extra session of the General As-
mbly result in the defeat of ef-
ive reform ballot legislation
Governor Pinchot will have himself
to blame. It has already been an-
nounced that the machine policy will
be “to log-roll and filibuster.” By
that process time may be consumed
without a direct vote on any proposi-
tion other than such as the machine
managers favor. The Governor will
be treated “courteously” to the extent
that his Giant Power measure will be
discussed and other legislation
sponsered by him committed to appro-
| priate committees. But nothing will
i be done to present Mr. Pinchot to the
role of a martyr.”
.. The only question of real urgency
embraced in the Governor’s call for
the extra session is legislation to
guarantee honest elections, and that |
becomes urgent because if delayed be-
lent votes and false returns, fasten !
its grip upon the State for at least
four years more. The question of
Delaware river bridge tolls is im-
portant, and owing to existing condi-
tions, it would be well to dispose of it
promptly. The coal strike emergency
is present and potent but any legis-
lation on that subject is necessarily
of doubtful legality. The other sub-
jects might have been deferred until
the regular session. An honest elec-
tion next fall would make meritorious
legislation practically certain then.
ties of the extra session to the two
urgent questions, ballot reform and
the bridge toll. Thus limited the op-
portunities “for “log-rolling and fili-
bustering,” could have been reduced
to the vanishing poin ere would
have been only ommittees
nd the 40
of the improvements by energy an
persistence could have compelled
action. No rural Senator or Repre-
sentative in the Legislature could
have aroused. popular ; sentment and
the ‘average . legislator is not likely
to commit political suicide. :
Senator Pepper spoke in Read-
ing, on Monday evening, and renewed
his’ ledge fidelity to CG Polidge: 4
An effort: is + aig ig 20 got the
leading ‘Republieans of the State into
conference before the date’ pk for
the special session of the: Gerieral As-
| sembly. At first a disposition was
| shown among" certain leaders to’ treat | pe
the “coming session as a" ‘joke. ' One
more or less conspicuous figure in the
organization proposed that “adjourn-
after assémbling “Would be a'fit way of
éxpressingeontenipt for the Governor
and ‘the"idea’was approved by 4 eon
More de > consideration’ ‘of the |.
Subject) 0Wever, has caused a radical | 5
cha of programme. The leaders
aré now ‘gravely alarmed over thes sit-
dation and inclined to. treat it serious-
Jy, >a wt >
Colonel George Nox McKain, ‘of the
staff of the Philadelphia Public
Ledger, has been’ making : a survey of |’
the field in the interest of Senate
Pepper and after visiting re
sections of ‘the west writes: “The new
year brings a crisis in the, affairs of
the Republican party. i in. ennsylvania.
“Whether” or not this crisis can. ‘be
safely passed will depend upon Jie |
common sense, sound. judgment an
more or less sacrificing - spirit
everybody concerned. It is frankly
admitted that. with: the uncertainties
at present surrounding. the United
States Senatorship the Republican or-
ganization stands at the parting of
the ways. “Whether” or not the lead-
ers will unite upon candidates who
can be unanimously endorsed and sup-
ported $ 5 “ is the issue
The meaning, of this admonition is
plain. It is that,unless Mr. Pepper is
nominated for Senator and Governor
Pinchot defeated the element which
is supporting him will bolt and the
party will head: for ‘the ‘‘demnition
bowwows.” To avert this calamity,
to the gangsters, the leaders have de-
termined to treat the : Governor ‘as
politély as possible. Every previous
attempt to rebuke the Governor has
turned to his advantage and the condi-
tions are precarious ! enough now.
| They realize that ballot reform legis-
lation is demanded and Some measure
{ to that’ purpose will be enacted. It |:
| will be made as Vari as ‘possible |
{ but even at that it
: good. -
140’ some
* ———General Smedley having with
toons his resignation can now “tell
his ‘troubles to the marines.”
yond the period for the next primary ; of
election the machine may, by fraudu- | tion of
In view of these facts the Gover- |:
| nor ought to have confined the activi-
have been deluded or dragooned into |W
voting - egaingt Tetuint batioh: Tegtsta 152
tion. Such a betrayal of faith would
ment “v-ithout’ “day” thirteen’ iinutes
siderable umber of the party leaders. :
in _ that office.
the dismissal that
the Mayor of Philadelphia.”
subferfuge, to state it mildly. “Gen-
eral Butler declares that he was re-
, moved from office because he insisted
| citizens of the Commonwealth in the upon enforcing the law against the
. Th
“as well as the poor offenders.
ds Rally Support that state-
never been any genuine
al relations between the Di-
ol Public Safety and the Moyor
* conic
years ago. Mayor Kendrick, under
the. false pretense of fulfilling his
i s and for the put-
ion ‘in his favor, persuaded General
By r to accept the office by assuring
cordial and honest support in an
hn vor to enforce the law against
0 Py nd tae: o Hall obstructed
the processes Hall “would be disci-
4 Both promises were. violated
public morals of Pennsylvania. It!
may be said that in his crusade for!
justice he failed to show proper re-
spect for the Mayor, but he concealed
his contempt for him and that was
“going some.”
~The holiday business at the
Bellefonte postoffice exceeded that of
any previous year by a big per cent.
While it was impossible to keep a
record of the number or wei of
packages handled .the number of
letters and cards sent out on the four
joys preceding = Christmas was just
8172 ater pe ‘during the same
“last year. Notwithstanding
unprecedented amount of pack-
ages and parcel post matter every
parcel of it was delivered by eleven
o'clock on’ ‘the night of the 24th, and
the office’ ‘was closed tight all day on
e op 47
spected by offic op “of institu on
before it Ax ha; filed ‘over ia o the tion
for ‘whom it 1 “intended. ' This,
naturally, MEALS. Tot of work but the
job was completed din time for every
man to have hisrbex: id Chyshnas
TI Pwh hundred and five arrests
for wreckless drivin were I ‘made on
vember. We. knew the fools are not
all dead but had no idea ‘that so many
of the survivers are ‘malicious. 1 at
ofl —__1¢ Pinchot. defeats: Tor per for
the Senatorial nomination the Repub-
lican party of Pennsylvania will ‘go
into “voluntary. bankruptey.”:
——The Christmas ‘spirit is grow-
ing in strength and increasing in 'use-
fulness. Never before have so many
useful presents been given.
—1It is a safe bet that Senator
Pepper would give anything : within
reason to learn exactly what Joe
Grundy has “up his sleeve.”
——1It may be predicted that Mayor
Kendrick, of Philadelphia, ‘will’ inter-
‘pose no objection to sending’ General
Butler to California.
—t ri
——According to the advertising
pages of our Republican contempor-
arie Mr. John K, Tenner is still run-
ning for Governor.
——Tariff taxes are: likely’ to give
the Republicans in Congress more
trouble this year than usual.
—— tet
——=On the other hand there is no
evidence thay moss is of any real use
to a stone. uy
General Butler
“had not shown proper respect for
person who had knowledge
e matter knew that that was a
all g Veen ues He promised that if
r sugar, made
Ss haa. be subs
e | of the cane sugar which
the people of nr. and the
Christmas; th the exception of for-
warding ov oing mail." od ‘During the
week pi ] pg istmas ' five : bis
c Joad of .packa s were received
at the Be lefonte office for the inmates
ew, felts tentiary. Every
buckigo had t ti ned, and. in-
the highways of the State during No- bu
Would Beat Burning ‘It for
From the Pittsburgh Post. -
More than any of Commodi,
United States depends on corn
prosperity. The corn ¢rop is y
worth more than the cotton crop and
the wheat crop combined; it is worth
twice as much as our annual output-of |
iron and. twenty times as much as the
gold mined in the United States ea
year. Hence every reasonable
al that contemplates increasing
demand for corn deserves serious: con- {®
sideration on the part of the Ameri fn
people. Such a proposal has
made by the president of a large
surance company of the Middle v west
in a plea for the use of corn sugar as
a partial substitute for cane sugar.
Corn is grown in every State .0f.the
Union.: A ‘hundred million acres are
planted i in it. It is the principal crop
of millions of farmers. The pal
harvest of maize in the United S:
is close to three billion bushels. For.
eigners do not appreciate corn as
Americans do, not being so well ac-
quainted with it." The export demand
is, therefore, not great. We ship out
of the country only about two per |
cent. of the ¢ It is the export Sit-
uation that ‘makes for low prices for
To counteract this undesirable ¢on-
dition George Kuhns, president of the
Bankers Life Company, Des
Moines, advocates the hotsewives pas
30 Sy or. "ggar on fhe table fo for cere
aig starch of corn is now vei
into a granulated sugar, he states,
which, while not as ost as cane
sugar and not suitable for making jel-
ly, is much more easily digested, is of
equal ST and has =
ue, and is superior for canning. and
preserving fruit because
it. does, not
destroy its natural ne
mt Swentyfive I ounds
with one and one- un A
oil, fifteen pounds of ponds of “and
fourteen and one-half pounds of glu
According to
bsti od Tod
from foreign lands,
a new market woul
| nearly one hundred million bushels of |.
corn “right here at hom
great boon to the farmers Ro uld
(not result in a higher ee for corn
: foods as purchased by ultimate
Growing corn is the chief ‘business
of a large section of the population
and when the growers fail to’ find a
profitable market the whole country
feels-the effect of their misfortune.
How often has the cry been raised
that corn was being consumed : as fuel
because of the failure of the farmers
to find buyers! :
Much better than to burn it is to
convert it into a wholesome st
Considerable time may be requ
educate the American ‘people
use of corn sugar. However, the
tent to which they have’ taken up up.
use of corn flakes, corn syrup, corn
oil and other comparatively new pro- |
du icts of maize indicates that if th
sugar possesses all the: ‘meri
claimed for it a
be created. 4
Take a Real
ra the Pittsbu E
President Collidge and
ditions under which the United States
may send delegates to the coming co)
ference at Geneva on arms redu
an arrangement should go tl
the American delegates would attend
conduct. Of course every Amer
wants reasonable care on that p
ut the obstructiveness of the i
tionists or “irreconcilable” foes of
“irreconcilables” would be so under-
mining: to the Leagu e of court system
as to make it i Jt impos bic of acceptanc
Let. it sted that President
Collidge on hold to the course that
world peace is of infinitely more im-
portance thar a mjere political peace
Tr comproniise’ with opponents of in-
ternational co-operation. If the ad-
ministration does not feel that it can |
take a’ reasonably full part in the}
arms conference, then far better let
it stay away than send a delegation
so tied by reservations of the “irrecon-
cilables, as-to make it a spectacle of
tionists at the expense of world peace.
Pennsylvania Values.
From the Greensburg Review.
At different times during the
few years people have stood ag
| West Newton,
Out of a bushel of corn om there gin be be ky
ten stock food and oil Beal as by=pro- o'
to have reached an agreement on con- | poi
It is indicated, of course, that if such 5
League of Nations has been such as
to cause apprehension among the | idea
friends of world co-operation over any | ©90}
policy of compromise with the anti’s. |"
Usually the only basis proposed io general
Quit humoring the isola- | «
ast |; J
any wagon works, Harry - Fi Peters,
ars old, killed himself while seated in an
itomobile at Emigville. ¢ 3
: —william G. Morgan, for many years a
‘business man of Altoona, left his estate,
valued at $14,700, to his barber Emil A.
Vetter, according to, papers filed on Mon-
day. iz
~ —Nominations * of “Fred «Mi: Sheaffer,
Democrat, and Robert Hudson, Labor
party, both of ‘DuBois, as: ‘candidates to
fill the vacancy in the Second Clearfield
Legislative district, were Yegeived at the
State Election Bureau.
‘Miss Silva E. Ridasill, 24, of Altoona,
died on. Sunday in the hospital from ‘burns
received when her Shofuings dsnited at a
- —When a Sans adh
‘Penn Central Light and Power company
fell across the lines of the Bell Telephone
gompany in Cambria county, early on
Tuesday, Miss Della Plummer, “an operator
at Cresson, was shocked falling “uncon-
scious from her position at the ‘switch-
. —Run down on thes county road
Hollidaysbu: *g last Thursday ‘night;
Palmer, 29 years old, of John
attendant at the Blair County
died in the Altoona hospital a short
later from a’ fractured ‘skull. The
mer. :
- SARticipating. that something. 0
might have been lost in the big ta
which was occupied by Billy Sunday Evan-
Iv, the saw dust which eoyer
‘had ‘been sifted and $26.60 in
vation Army.
-—Miss Emma Walt
burns suffered
‘Martin hé will continte. to be log adviser
for the county’ ‘commissioners.
~“Lonly the viso. of hid ciip_ saved Police
captain 'W, Hayes ‘McKinney, of Reading,
from losing an ‘eye ‘And a possible ‘skull
fracture last: Thursday, when he captured,
in a lane near the Berks Almshouse, Walter
Francis, of that city, an insane patient: in
cilables” of -the Senate are reported ; sare
under strict reservations upon their illian
is. b
poses. _ When the
ge “quantities “of
bod Coficelved' the
report of the ce in the axtater Hea in
gourt shows that the Bloomsburg ‘public
yy residuary legatee, will: ve the
income from $41,232 247 ithe. trustees of the
First Proshyteifin’ “and. “First Methodist
$4,525, ‘the in-
ed to the pas-
tors’ salaries be ie ai Hoipifhl,
“Philadelphis, | $9,500, for. “endowment of
beds. a ii {
brought in the downtown section of
Greensburg. Gradually the front foo
price has risen on Main street until i
compares very favorably with sg
of the values in: cities. : Naturally
price of renting advances with the
hanced price for the real estate. In
no State in the Union has real estate.
values surpassed that commanded dn
at the big prices which real estate has
“LSubscribe’ ot ;
wabee.s sur
of the car did not stop, after striking Pal -
the _almshouse hospital whe. had’ ‘escaped :