Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, July 16, 1926, Image 1

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—Possibly, if we had less worry
over tomorrow we might find more
pleasure in today.
——1In Illinois a bee stung an auto
driver and caused a serious wreck.
In Harrisburg a bee stung a child and
caused tetanus. .
——The session of Congress just
ended was a failure for Vice
. President Dawes. He didn’t make a
dent on the rules.
——Bossard will continue as a mem-
ber of the tariff commission until the
President finds a man in favor of
higher tariff rates.
——Senator Reed admits the cost
of the Republican primary in Penn-
sylvania exceeded $3,000,000 but only
half has been revealed.
—The boy who has just graduated
from high school is justly confident
that he is able to solve the most
difficult problems of life.
—The Helen Wills visor caps that
are so popular now will not appeal to
the fellow who hasn’t enough hair to
protect his pate from the sun.
—The trouble with the weather man
this summer has been failure to get
the hot and cold water spigots to work
together, instead of separately..
—The “Afaletics” are edging to-
ward the top again and, if the
“Yanks” should crack, the Sesqui
might have the additional attraction
of a world’s series game.
—A burn’t child dreads the fire and
for that reason the President has an-
nounced that he has no plans for help-
ing Senators. and Congressmen who
will be up for re-election next fall.
—A school of five hundred whales
held up a trans-Atlantic liner for
twelve hours on Monday. It was said
to be headed for Atlantic City, but we
don’t believe it. Atlantic City is the
Mecca of suckers and lobsters; not
—Of course the tax payers will be
only casually interested in the an-
nouncement that the Congress just
closed spent four hundred and seventy
million dollars more than its predeces-
sor. He has forgotten that the pres-
ent Congress was elected to revise the
cost of government downward.
—We note that the President
caught only five trout on Monday and
he fished in a privately stocked stream
at that. As we caught seven on the
same day on a stream that has more
fishermen than fish we rise to remark
that in piscatorial skill we have some-
thing on even the President of th
United States. »
—If the life saving demonstrations
really to ‘be a school of instruction for |
our .police and fire departments there
is going to be a great show. We want
to be a spectator when officer Howley
and some of our hefty: firemen are
- being taught to drag drowning boys
and girls out of McCoy’s dam.
- —We notice that Supt. J. K. John-
son’s most recent contribution to con-
temporary literature is a brochure en-
titled “Vision, a Potent Factor.” After
reading it with much interest we are
numbed with the feeling that our
friend is slipping—not in virility of
body or mind—but out of the channels
of practical railroading into the realm
of philosophy.
' ——The meeting of the Democratic
State committee in Philadelphia, on
Wednesday, was a bitter pill for those
political buccaneers who are trying
to cram Vare down the throats of the
Republican voters of Pennsylvania.
All was harmony and determination
to win. The much imagined unpleas-
antness between Wilson and Bonni-
well, our leading neminees, couldn’t
be detected with a microscope.
—The Governor has directed at-
torney General Woodruff to start an
investigation of the recent primary
campaign with a view to prosecutions
under the corrupt practices Act. Since
the Hon. Gifford spent no mean sum,
himself, the ' Attorney General might
be well advised to sweep before the
gubernatorial door ere he starts prob-
ing other expenses. In other words, a
prosecutor should come into court
with clean hands.
+. ——The Centre County hospital
board has discovered that mere prom-
ises will never complete the institu-
tion they are in’ charge of, so they
have decided to take legal steps to
collect all unpaid subscriptions. There
will be a lot of talk about this, of
course, but what else can they do?
The building program was started in
good faith and ‘has been kept within
the pledges made to carry it through.
The thousands of dollars already ex-
pended will remain practically useless
until the balance is paid to complete
the work.
—Republican organs of the State
are trying hard to manufacture a
fight between the two important can-
didates on our State ticket. Of course
the effort is in the interest of the Vare
candidacy for the Senate and is being
made with the hope of driving a
wedge between Wm. B. Wilson, our
nominee for the Senate, and Judge
Bonniwell, our gubernatorial candi-
date. It will not succeed because Mr.
Wilson is too broad a man to get
“miffed” at little things and his ear-
nest purpose to save Pennsylvania
from Vare cannot be thwarted by
stories of strife that have no founda-
tion in fact or bearing on the real
lA ES EE i
+ —Amas G. Cole, a native of Bellefonte,
has been re-elected chairman of the Mifflin
county Republican committee:
—Mrs. Carrie J. Dayton, of Montrose,
was appointed a member of the Susque-
hanna county
Mothers’ Assistance fund. .
—Jokn Kashack, prominent in United
Mine Workers’ circles, has been selected as
chairman of the Democratic party in the
First Luzerne Legislative district.
VOL. 71.
In his Fourth of July oration de-
livered at the Sesqui-Centennial
President Coolidge was more interest-
ing than usual. Probably the environ-
ment had something to do with it.
He appeared before an audience of
50,000 in the great Sesqui-Centennial
amphitheater and upon an occasion of
rare historical and emotional value.
The speech, like most of those he has
delivered since his elevation to the
Presidency, shows research and pa-
tient study of the subject and its
characteristic feature was the asser-
tion that “it was not because it was
proposed to establish a new nation but
because it was proposed to establish a
new nation on new principles, that
July 4, 1776, has come to be regarded
as one of the greatest days in his-
The new nation was born on the
day and year recorded in history but
the new principles had been forming
in the minds of men for many years.
They are ‘expressed in the.Declaration
of Independence in the language that
“all men are created equal, that they
are endowed by their Creator with
certain inalienable rights, that among
these are Life, Liberty and the Pur-
suit of Happiness.” In the absence of
these new and great principles the
creation of the nation in Independence
Hall, Philadelphia, on July 4, 1776,
might have gone like other newly
born nations before and since into
history for a brief period and then
forgotten. It was the salient princi-
ple of the equality of man that gave
inspiration to the founders of the
American Republic in building wisely.
The President may be pardoned if
in tracing the inspiration to the new
government he gives the weight of
evidence to New England and invests
Massachusetts with a glory that
might be shared with Virginia and
North Carolina. No doubt the Rev.
John Wise, of Massachusetts, exer-
cised a wide influence on the public
mind of his day and generation and
that Jonathan Edwards and George
Whitfield .“had aroused the thought
and stirred the people of the colonies
in preparation’ for this great. event”
It is certain that these great and good
men had much to do with the spiritual
trend of thought which is not only
expressed in the Declaration of In-
dependence but in the literature. pub-
lished in support of the new govern-
Henry Ford may retain his
former opinion that history is bunk
but he is trying 'to break into the
ranks of the philosophers.
Pepper a Victim of Palpable Fraud.
The Senate committee on senatorial
expenditures has been bestowing too
mueh importance on Magistrate
O’Connor, of Philadelphia. He is ap-
parently a plain liar and should be dis-
missed as such. If false evidence de-
livered before the committee is per-
jury O’Conner ought to be turned over
to the district attorney of the Dis-
trict of ‘Columbia and prosecuted
under the evidence of Senator Pepper
and the newspaper correspondents to
whom he told the wild tale of Vare’s
offer to bribe him. If under technical
construction of the law that kind of
false swearing is not perjury O’Con-
nor and his fanciful tale ought to be
thrown out as worthless evidence.
The fact .of the matter is that
O'Connor was engaged in a fishing
enterprise with Senator Pepper as his
victim. Unused to the - methods of
politicians the Senator fell an easy
victim to the pretenses of the magis-
trate. O’Connor wanted money and
an absurdly large sum for his support
and Pepper, believing that Vare knew
the value of support, agreed to pay a
considerable but smaller sum than the
Vare bogus offer. In that way O’Con-
nor got at least $40,000 of Pepper
money for services that Vare would
probably have regarded as exorhitant
at $1000. When the fraud was ex-
posed Pepper was indignant because
‘he had been defrauded. :
Senator Pepper never was adapted
to the work of practical politicians
and though he paid the penalty of
credulity in various ways and at sun-
dry times it js difficult to work up
sympathy for him. O'Connor got
$40,000 from him under palpably false
pretenses but he invited the fraud by
giving heed to such a preposterous
story as O’Connor told in view of the
magistrate’s reputation as a politician
of the mercenary type. Ward heelers
are not so valuable as to be rated at
six figure prices and when O’Connor
told Pepper that Vare was willing to
pay $125,006 for his support, the
absurdity of the statement ought to
have affordel its refutation.
——A los} temper is never improv-
object of the campaign.
ed by absente.
The President’s Fourth of July Ora- Mr. Cunningham Surrenders to the -
Fisher, the Million Dollar Lad.
Go t.
yernwen At a public meeting held in Pitts-
Mr. Thomas W. Cunningham, clerk burgh, a few days ago, for the pur-
of the courts of Philadelphia, having Pose of celebrating the victory over
come to an understanding that dodg- Beidleman, Mr. John S. Fisher, the
ing subpoena servers of the United Republican nominee for Governor,
States Senate was doing more harm declared that any expenditure neces-
to Vare than to the government, re- Sary to achieve the result is legiti-
vealed himself on Saturday and per- Mate. Senator Reed had previously
mitted the service of a subpoena on Justified the million dollar slush fund
him at his Atlantic City residence. He On the ground that an iniquitous pri-
was in a joyful frame of mind and Mary system made it necessary. _Sec-
expressed surprise that searchers had retary of the Treasury Mellon Justi-
been looking for him for several fled the Pepper-Fisher expenditures
weeks. He also expressed freely his On the ground that Pennsylvania is a
intention to give full and frank evi- big State and it takes a lot of money
dence to the committee as to his con- !0 reach the people with propaganda.
tribution of $50,000 to the Vare cam- But Fisher has gone a step farther
paign fund and explain why he paid 2nd asserted that any expenditure
the money in currency rather than in Pecessary to win is legitimate. :
a check, the customary method. According to Mr. Fisher’s reasoning
It is not likely that the committee the expenditures of a campaign ought
will get much valuable information 0 be regulated by the value of the
from him when he appears before it Office to those who are buying it.
in Chicago on the 26th instant. He Ubon that estimate Mr. Grundy, cn
will acknowledge the generous con- behalf of the Manufacturers associa-
tribution and may add, as he boasted tion, ought to have contributed the
on Saturday, that he could have given full amount of the fund. Mr. Fisher
$100,000 if that sum had been needed. Was Pledged to oppose the taxation of
But he will not shed any light on the Corporate shares during his term in
source from which the fund was ©°ffice while Beidleman was committed
drawn or as to why he paid cash. to such a tax. It is conservatively
There is a strong suspicion that the estimated that a small tax on corpor-
money was taken from the saloon in- 2t¢ shares would yield a revenue of
terests of Philadelphia in part, at $10,000,000, so that in four years the
LLEFONTE, PA.. JULY 16. 1926.
told Pepper that Vare had offered him,
least, and that some of it might have
been obtained by assessing public
officials in the city. But Mr. Cunning-
ham will be silent on these subjects
unless chairman Reed, of the commit- ™
tee, is able to worm information out
of him.
In his statement on Saturday Mr.
Cunningham declared that he has been
engaged in some exceedingly lucra-
tive business for some years and that
a matter of $50,000 is liable to be in
his office safe at any time. It is a cus-
tom among Philadelphia politicians to
keep large sums on hand for emer-
gency uses and Mr. Cunningham may
be able to show that he held this
amount. But chairman Reed may de-
velop a means of revealing how it
accumulated. For example, if it came
from legitimate business operations
his income return ought to show it,
for -income returns if honestly made
show balances whether in bank or in
private vaults. It might be a good
idea to inquire into his income re-
turns. :
——If Mussolino succeeds in mak-
ing potatoes as popular as spaghetti
in Italy he will deserve his title as
The Safe and Sane Way,
The statement of both the Repub-
lican candidates for Senator in Wis-
consin that in the event of their elec-
tion they will vote against the admis-
sion of William S. Vare, in case a ma-
jority of votes are cast for him in
Pennsylvania, is a fine expression of
resentment against a grave national
scandal. The expenditure of over a
million dollars in the primary ere-
ates a suspicion of fraud so strong as
to need no direct evidence. It is true
that it also creates a presumption that
Vare will be defeated at the general
election. It is hard to imagine a con-
stituency so indifferent to shame as
to elect a Senator so tainted with
fraud and corruption as Vare stands
The record makes it easy for Re-
publicans of Pennsylvania to repudi:
ate the purchased nomination of Mr.
Vare. During the primary campaign
not only all the leading Republican
newspapers but the leading Republi-
can statesmen condemned him as
unfit for the office to which he impu-
dently aspired.. The Philadelphia
Public Ledger declared his election
would be a disgrace to the State. The
Philadelphia Inquirer was equally
strong in denunciation of him. Sena-
tor Pepper urged that Vare be thrown
into the river and declared that what-
ever is discreditable in the organiza-
tion is ascribable to Vare. For these
reasons the task of getting rid of Vare
is made easy and safe.
But it should not be left to the un-
certain action of Senators of other
States. Senator Lenroot and Gover-
nor Blair, of Wisconsin, may mean all
they say in regard to voting against
admitting Vare but they may change:
their minds. Political exigencies may
have a stronger influence on their:
minds than moral obligations. There-
fore the right way to prevent the dis-:
grace of Vare sitting in the Senate is
to vote for William B. Wilson. He is
eligible by every consideration of the
subject and will reflect honor rather
than disgrace on the Commonwealth.
Mr. Wilson is a Democrat but more a
patriot than a partisan, so that any
Republican who is opposed to Vare
may vote for him without impairing
his party record.
——7Yes, the weather is plenty hot
for the average man these July days.
election of Fisher was worth $40,000,-
000 to the interests represented by Mr.
Grundy. In view of these facts
Grundy’s contribution was a piker’s
Of course Mr. Mellon had little in-
terest in the question of taxing cor-
porations and was comparatively in-
different to the success of Fisher. But
measured on the standard which
Fisher asserts his interest in the suc-
cess of Pepper would have justified a
, yery much larger contribution than
‘that reported by him. For: example,
"if the question of reducing the tariff
tax on aluminum comes up in the next
Congress Pepper’s voice and influence
in the Senate might be worth three
or four times the amount of money
that was spent for both Pepper and
Fisher in the campaign. If the Fisher
ilose comes to be written into
chine future campaigns will be wort
billions instead of millions. '
\ ——Senator Norris, of Nebraska,
indulges in no illusions as to the
Senatorial situation in this State. He
advises all decent Republicans to vote
for William B. Wilson in the inter-
est of party respectability.
12500 Attending Penn State Summer
More than 2500 men and women,
over 2100 of whom are on the college
, campus, are now attending the six
, Weeks summer session of the Penn-
_sylvania State College. About 400
are enrolled in branch sessions at
Altoona and Erie. According to Dean
{ Will Grant Chambers, director of the
, Summer session, the enrollment is
| greater than in any previous year ex-
j cept 1922 when over 2600 were reg-
, istered.
Three special institutes which fea-
ture this year’s summer school have
capacity enrollments. These are the
institute of French education with 80
students; the institute of music Edu-
cation with 75; and the institute of
English education with 98. The spe-
cial work in music and English is being
offered for the first time this year,
while the French institute has featur-
ed two former summer sessions.
While the great majority of those
taking the summer work are women,
most of whom are school teachers,
there are more men than usual this
summer, according to Dean Cham-
afe filled to capacity and the remain-
quartered in fraternity houses and
private homes in the adjoining town
of State College. The session will
close on August 14th.
State College Creamery Has Big
In connection with the training of
students in dairy manufacture at the
Pennsylvania State College agricul-
tural school, the college operates a
creamery which has just completed a
commodities. The output for the year
included the making of 227,000 pounds
of butter; 36,000 gallons of ice cream
mix; 25,000 pounds of cheese; 250,000
quarts of milk and 32,000 quarts of
cream retailed. The creamery is sup-
plied by the college herd of 70 milking
cows and received milk from 300
farmers in Centre county. :
nnn ae
——Tyrone will entertain the Cen-
tral district Firemen’s Association on
August 11 and 12. 1t will also be
made the occasion of an .old' home
week celebration and our neighbor is
making elaborate preparations for it.
policies” of the new "Mellon. mas
All of the college dormitories '
der of the summer student body is |
record year for production of various
—The newest thing in the bootleg busi-
ness ameng the fairer sex up at Strouds-
| burg is the “bootleg petticoat.” The fash-
i ion was set by pretty Mildred Curtis, but
| a State trooper caught her and she is
under $1000 bail for court for illegal sale
of intoxicants.
—The will of Uriah T. Hungerford, owner
of a wire cloth factory at Hungerford, in
York county, as well as many other factor-
ies in the eastern part of the country,
makes many bequests, including one that
every employee of over five years’ standing
shall receive outright one-half of his an-
nual salary. He specifically names 192
employees in his factories, each to receive
from $500 to $5000. i
—Daniel Wildermuth, of Mann's Nar-
rows, was fatally injured on Saturday
when he was struck by a trolley car on
the tracks of the Lewistown and Reeds-
ville Electric railway. The aged man had
crossed the tracks but is believed to have
stepped back from the highway as an auto-
mobile approached and then to have been
hit by the trolley. The accident occurred
at 9.30 o'clock Saturday morning. He died
at 11 o'clock that night.
—Married women are being ousted as
school teachers all over Schuylkill county.
The bureau of education has been informed
that several more school boards have
drawn the line on this class of instructors.
School directors say they are informed
that it would be useless for high school
graduates to take normal courses hereafter
if married women are allowed to monopo-
lize positions. The Pottsville school board
has refused to employ any married women
—Discovery that he had swallowed dis-
infectant by mistake for medicine was be-
lieved by Coroner Ira Bowser to have been
the cause of the suicide by shooting of
Walter G. Simpson, a Jefferson county
coal operator and lumberman, at his home
in Punxsutawney. Simpson's body was
found in his bedroom on Sunday with a
bullet wound through his heart. A pisto!
with one empty shell was beside the body
and a half-filled bottle of disinfectant was
found on a chair nearby. 3
—In a habeas corpus hearing at Ebens-
burg, on Monday, Frank Coutereaux, 19
years old, of Patton, held for the murder
of Mary Elizabeth Bogan, also of Patton,
who died of a broken neck while on a joy
ride on June 17, was denied bail, Couter=
eaux was remanded to jail for trial at the
September term of criminal court. Robert
Simnions, step-brotheréof the Bogan girl,
and Frank O'Brien, both of Patton, who
were with CoutePeaux the night of the
tragedy, are also held in jail on a charge
of murder. No attempt has been made to
gain freedom for them.
—The bald pate of Harry Risher, auto
m. mechanie, of Uniontown, flashing in the
NO. 2S.
President and Congress.
From the Philadelphia Record. |
Sitting before a log fire: in Pine
Camp and with pleasant recollections
of the capture of a pike weighing
three pounds—the trout failed to do
their duty by the Chief Magistrate—
the President talks sweetly of the
patriotism and intelligence of Con-
gress. The executive and the legis-
lative branches of the Government
dwell together in a unity that recalls
“the precious ointment upon the head,
that ran down upon the beard, even
Aaron’s beard; that went down to the
skirts of his garments.”
It was not thus two years ago.
Then Congress did about everything
that the President didn’t like, and it
studiously refrained from doing the
things that he wanted. Yet the voters
who had elected the Congressmen and
the Senators were quite uninfluenced
by the opposition of Congress to the
President and elected delegates to the
national convention that were pledged
to give Mr. Coolidge four years in his
own right, after serving out the re-
mainder of President Harding’s tern.
The President having been trium- |
phantly nominated and elected after |
repeated conflicts with Congress, and |
his relations with Congress now being
of the most fraternal kind, the natural
inference is that Congress has learned
how dangerous it is to monkey with
the buzz saw in the White House. Yet
this inference may not be warranted.
It is true that both branches of Con-
gress turned their deaf ears to the
corn belt and passed the bill to pro-
vide “pink pills for pale people”
which the President had prescribed.
Congress did not send any i
bills to the President to be
the interest of economy,
ment and reform. Some |
e expensive
bills fell by the wayside rather than !.
were sent from the Capitol to thp
President, and that would have some
tendency to sooth the President’s
feelings. ;
_ But while there was little effort in
Congress to try conclusions with the
President there was very little indi-
cation that he could defy Congress
.because he had the people on his. side.
Two years ago he was antagonized by
Congress, but he had the people
strongly behind him. Now he is on
amicable relations with Congress, but
the people, so far as they h
their disposition, Aga
shown ‘that he" was no. puppet to .be
operated by strings running to the
White House, the law partner of the
Attorney General was induced to an-
nounce himself as a candidate for the
Senate who would do anything the
President told him to do. He has !
just discovered that his health will
not permit him to remain in the field.
It is suggested by some of the Presi-
dent’s coterie that Senator Dale has
promised to be good, and therefore
Mr. Stickney has been pulled off the
track. ; :
We are very doubtful about that.
What has happened in half a dozen
States is that the Senatorial candidate
who had the reputation of eating out
of the President’s hand was badly
beaten. In Wisconsin it was impos-
sible last year to stop the junior La-
Follette. This year Mr. Watson, who
is not especially intimate at the White
House, was renominated in Indiana
over a man whom the Administration
would have preferred. In this State
the candidate who was especially
vouched for by the Secretary: of the
. Treasury as the choice of the Presi-
dent, and in whose interest $1,804,
783.25 was spent that has so far been
proved, was beaten. In Illinois, Iowa,
North Dakota and Oregon the man
whom the President delighted to hon-
or the voters would have none of. -
+ We suspect that Mr. Stickney’s im-
paired health is due to his discovery
that even in Vermont the good will
of the President is too great a handi-
cap to be overcome. If the President
has any aspirations for that third cup
of coffee he will find again in 1928, as
he found in 1924, that it is better to
have the voters on his side than to
have a friendly Congress.
rear of the Risher home on the New Salem
road. Risher went to the rear yard about
10 o'clock and had hardly stepped into the
moon’s glare before a swishing, whirring
mass of feathers and flesh was on the top
of his cranium digging in talons and tear-
ing at his skull with a sharp beak. After
a battle of a few seconds Risher managed
to drive the owl off, but not until his head
had been badly lacerated.
—Carried over four miles of rough
mountain trails by Boy Scouts, to a wait-
ing ambulance, 14-year-old Thelma Carns,
of Latrobe, was taken to the Latrobe hos-
pital on Monday, suffering from acute ap-
pendicitis. The girl was stricken Sunday
night while at a Girl Scout camp on a
mountain ridge, four miles from Darling-
ton. An ambulance was summoned, but
could get no further than Darlington be-
cause of the roughness of the trail into the
mountains. Boy Scouts in camp’ in the
Ligonier valley then carried the girl on a
stretcher to Darlington, over trails at
times almost impassable.
—The will of the late Mary Turner Me-
Cullough, yho died at Lewistown on July
5, at the age of 94 years, the, last of her
family, left $5,000 to the Lewistown hos-
pital, $5,000 to the Lewistown Y. M. C. A.,
$5,000 to Miss Ida Wagner, a maid who
bad been in her employ for 33 years, $5,-
000 to Wilson college, Chambersburg, $5,-
000 to the Old Ladies’ Home of the Pres-
byterian church located at Hollidaysburg,
$5,000 to Miss Eleanor Wilson, $5,000 to the
missions of the First Presbyterian church
of Lewistown, $500 to Kathryn Talbot, and
the residue to the First Presbyterian
church of Lewistown, to be used in the
improvement of the Sunday school room.
a shave in the bathroom of his boarding
house at Lock Haven, one day last weck,
a sudden bolt of lightning descended
through the ceiling and caused his mirror
to explode, threw his safety razor out the
window and tossed Jesse himself; ‘lather
and all, into the bathtub. A heavy electric
storm was in progress at the time and two
‘‘shots” of lightning entered the house, the
home of Mrs. Helen Fornoff. The glass of
the mirror was shattered into tiny frag-
ments, many of which were imbedded in
the opposite wall of the bathroom. Mr.
Perri sustained deep and painful cuts om
his face and chest and was unable to be
at his post as crossing watchman.
Unselfish Service,
From the Altoona Tribune. =
An American economist named
Jeremiah Smith, of Boston, was asked
two years ago to go to Hungary and
reorganize that country’s finances. He
has now completed his work. The
| Hungarian government has found it
‘satisfactory and given him $100,000
salary, which is probably no more
| than the job was worth. It may be
worth many millions to Hungary.
Mr. Smith turns right around and
presents that $100,000 to the Hungar-
ian people. All he wants for his two
' years’ services, he says, is the friend-
ship and appreciation of the Hungar-
That is all that Americans in gener-
al want from the Old World. Thous-
ands of our people are willing to give
their time and money to help stricken
nations out of their troubles, asking
for nothing more than friendly appre-
ciation. Dozens of our leading citi-
“zens are now engaged in such public-
spirited work abroad. Our philan-
, thropists have poured out money like
{ water to alleviate foreign conditions.
Yet the idea persists abroad that the
sole pursuits of this nation are dollar-
' chasing and pleasure-seeking.
—A check fraud involving a woman as-
sistant bank cashier and five business men
and the mulcting of more than 25 banks in
Cambria and Somerset counties has been
uncovered by Paul A. Hines, Jr., special
accountant of the Department of Justice.
The six people said to be involved in the
scheme are awaiting trial at the next term
of United States District. court on charges
of conspiracy, misapplication of federal
bank funds and false certification. Mrs.
Martha V. Jones, assistant cashier of the
First National bank of Benson at Holsop-
ple, Somerset county, is under $5,000 bond,
it being charged that she misapplied funds
of the bank to the amount of $20,000 and
by issuing false certificates of deposit
made it possible for the check fraud to
be conducted on a large scale. ' She is the
daughter of A. HE. Cassler, a ‘former presi-
dent of the bank, and is the wife of Wil-
liam J. Jones, a Somerset ° county coal
—If Parker Gilbert can’t do some-
thing with the French Franc it is a
hopeless case.
board of trustees of the
ing {Mooplight furnished a “victim” for: a big’
owl which makes its home in a_tree in the .-
—While Jesse Perri was giving himself :
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