Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, November 05, 1926, Image 1

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——If Mussolini is a real dictator
he will declare a “closed season” for
—Anyway, we'll have to admit that
Mr. Fisher will make a very good
looking Governor.
—If territory instead of populaticn
counted in election we certainly would
have whaled Vare. He carried only
sixteen of the sixty-seven counties in
the State.
—It does seem strange that at the
very first election after Rebecca
‘Naomi had withdrawn from participa-
tion in Centre county politics the Hon.
Harry Scott should run wild in the
—Now that the election is over we
feel that it is time to crack that old
chestnut of ours by reminding you
that there will be only fifty days until
Christmas and it’s none too early to
be looking in at the shops for such
presents as you will need.
—This doesn’t seem to have been a
good year for women Governors. Only
a few weeks ago Texans told “Ma”
Ferguson that they were tired of step-
in rule and, on Tuesday, Wyoming
sent Governor Nellie Ress back to the
daily grind of an ordinary house-wife.
Temple University, Philadel-
phia, is about to increase its capacity
with the veiw of “building up an in-
stitution worthy of the traditions of
Philadelphia.” That may easily be ac-
complished. To create an institution
worthy of the founder of Temple Uni-
versity would be a greater achieve-
—Whatevar others may think we
hold to the opinion that Tuesday’s re-
sults proved, beyond question, that
Centre county is still over-whelmingly
dry. While there were other reasons
that probably actuated some to cut
Vare and Bonniwell the fact that they
were both avowed “wets” was the one
that really brought about their crush-
ing defeats in the county.
.—The most serious blow that befell
the enemy on Tuesday was the defeat
of Senator Butler, in Massachusetts.
All the big guns in the Republican
battery were trained on Walsh in
order to save Butler, who is the Re-
publican national chairman, and so
close to the President that he and
Mrs. Coolidge journeyed clear up to the
Bay State to vote for him. Butler
was to have been put over at all cost,
but he wasn’t.
—The Hon. Harry B. Scott’s ambi-
tion has been gratified. We suppose
he’s very happy. He ought to be, for
he has carried his district by an im-
pressive majority. Impressive enough
to notify the leaders with whom he
has been “sitting up front” that
there is now something more behind
him than mere regularity in attend-
ance at party councils. Mr. Scott has
a wonderful opportunity. The probfem
of making or breaking himself with
the people who have so signally hon-
ored him is his to solve.
Some years ago Bill Hollenbach
surprised us when he blurted out an
epigram to the effect that “it’s a
damned poor carcass that can’t take a
good beatin’ once in a while.” Bill’s
philosophy has comforted us after
many a losing battle. We have leaned
on it heavily many a time, but, to-
night, as we sit thinking of what hap-
pens in Pennsylvania every Tuesday
after the first Monday in November
we see the joker in Bill’s idea of it. He
said “once in a while.” And we're
takin it every time we get into a
—Last week we were preparing to
build an ark. We’ve given up that
idea because the weather has cleared
up and there isn’t going to be another
deluge. Now we are at work on the
usual old flat-bottomed scow that we
Pennslyvania Democrats annually
have to pole up Salt river. We have
looked many years to the Salt river
trip as inevitable, but less happy, than
the annual one to Fishing, creek, but
this time we really wanted to do that
ark stunt, because a gentleman whom
we helped get the office he holds ex-
pressed the wish that if we set sail asa
modern Noah, the boat would go down.
We're goin’ up the river, but we’ll be
back and, as Tom Harter said, two
weeks ago: “Barkin at the same old
hole.” Maybe, next time, the bite will
be worse than the bark.
—By the way, Andrew Curtin
Thompson has nothing to be ashamed
of because of Tuesday’s results. Going
into the contest at the eleventh hour
and without any organized effort in
his behalf, except what he could build
up for himself, he cut his opponent’s
majority more than a thousand votes
under the lowest candidate on the
Republican ticket, with the exception
of Vare. The Hon. Holmes just can’t
understand it. He thinks part of it
was because he had to take orders io
work for the straight Republican
ticket, instead of just himself. And
probably that had something to do
with it, but it reveals the vacillating
gentleman in a rather discreditable
light. Evidently he, the “dry” pet of
two years ago, went out and worked
for Vare, the avowed “wet,” in order
to save his own political hide. The
fact that he took the orders proves
the Watchman’s pre-election state-
ments that Laird is such a dandy at
community picnics that it would be a
crime to take him out of his element
and send him back to Harrisburg to
be preyed upon by a new set of
VOL. Pl.
NO. 44,
An Excellent Appointment.
In naming Chris J. Golden to fill a
vacancy on the Public Service Com-
mission Governor Pinchot “proves his
faith by works.” The Governor has
always contended that the labor ele-
ment was entitled to membership on
that board for the reason that “the
working people of this State ride in
the trolley cars and they are entitled to
have a representative on the body that
determines the amount of fare they
must pay.” Mr. Golden is a resident
of Shamokin, President of District No.
9 of the United Mine Workers, Chair-
man of the Tri-District board and the
anthracite scale committee and a
member of the International scale
committee. These activities have
abundantly qualified him for the ser-
vice to which he is assigned.
In announcing the appointment
Governor Pinchot said: “The domina-
tion of the majority of the present
commission by the public service cor-
porations makes it especially import-
ant that every vacancy should be filled
by a man who will be actively on the
side of the people.” This implied ar-
raignment of the present members of
the board is literally justified by the
records. Since the dropping of the
late John S. Rilling from the board
the people have had little voice in its
deliberations. It seems to be an im-
portant cog in the political machine
which grinds out big contributions for
the Republican party. The public
service corporations are a prolific
source of “slush funds.”
Governor Pinchot tried to remedy
this evil zealously. His recent ap-
pointments are particularly commend-
able. Richard J. Beamish who was
named a couple of weeks ago is admir-
ably suited to the work. For many
years he has been employed as a news-
paper reporter and investigator and
his environment as well as his work
commend him to popular confidence.
The appointment of Mr. Golden will
strengthen his purpose and increase
his opportunities to reform the
policies of the board and though they
may not be able to accomplish much
in the way of improvement they will
certainly exéreise a restraining in-
fluence on the majority still joined to
the public service corporation idols.
——The protest against the “bus”
service of the Pennsylvania and Read-
ing railroads has been carried to
Washington. The complainants have
taken the measure of the Pennsylva-
nia Public Service Commission.
Important Notice to Bootleggers.
The decision of the Supreme court
of the United States, handed down on
Monday, to the effect that a violation
of the “dry laws” may be prosecuted
in both the Federal and State courts
is likely to prove a great help to law
enforcement. It has been the custom
throughout the country to hold that a
prosecution in one court precludes an
indictment in another on the ground
of “double jeopardy.” The Supreme
court declares that a violater of the
Volstead law commits two crimes, one
against the United States and the
other against the State in which it is
perpetrated and may be subject to
prosecution and punishment in both
“without infraction of the constitu-
tional rule against double jeopardy.”
The Eighteenth amendment to the
constitution declares “the manufaec-
ture, sale or transportation of intoxi-
cating liquors within, the importation
thereof into or the exportation thereof
from the United States and all terri-
tory subject to the jurisdiction thereof
for beverage purposes, is hereby pro-
hibited. Congress and the several
States shall have concurrent power to
enforce this article by appropriate
legislation.” The rule has been, how-
ever, that a prosecution by either the
United States or the State courts ex-
hausted the power of investigation
and an acquittal in either court dis-
charged the offender entirely. This
view was based, of course, on the rule
that no one may be put in jeopardy
twice for the same offense.
There have been cases in this State
where the culprit has been allowed to
select the jurisdiction before which he
must answer. In some counties, for
example, the local courts are greatly
inclined to leniency against offenders
of this type and a conviction brings a
light sentence the serving of which,
usually a fine, is accepted as full
atonement to the law and the public.
But under this decision of the Su-
preme court a different course is like-
ly to be pursued. The offender will be
called to answer in the other of the
dual jurisdictions and get “all that is
coming to him,” in one or the other.
It is hard to frighten a bootlegger but
here is an admonition to him to “watch
his step.”
——l lL
An esteemed contemporary
thinks the style and quality of ladies’
hats don’t matter if their kneecaps
are in proper form.
Our Supreme Court Reversed.
of the United States affirming the
right of the President to remove offi-
cials he had previously appointed “by
and with the advice and consent of
the Senate” has a local as well as
general interest for the people of
Pennsylvania. One of the dissenting
judges protests that it is revolution-
ary in that it reverses a policy which
has prevailed from the beginning of
the government. This doesn’t seem
to be the fact, however. The right of
the President to remove appears to
have been acknowledged until the ad-
ministration of Andrew Johnson
alarmed the Republican leaders and
they enacted the “tenure of office” act
restraining the right of removal,
which Judge Taft declares uncon-
In 1920 President Wilson removed
from office the postmaster of Portland,
Oregon. The removed official made no
resistance at the time and his succes-
sor entered upon the duties. Subse-
quently the removed postmaster made
claim upon the Treasury for salary
and finally entered suit in the court of
claims. After a hearing and argu-
ment that court decided against him
and he appealed to the Supreme court.
Solicitor General Beck represented the
government and the court appointed
George Wharton Pepper as “a friend
of the court” to represent Congress.
The briefs were presented in April,
1925, so that the court has had the
matter under consideration for a year
and a half,
The decision has local interest be-
cause of the similarity of its features
to those in the cases of Governor Pin-
chot against the Public Service Com-
mission decided by the Common pleas
of Dauphin county and the Supreme
court of Pennsylvania in the opposite
way. The language of the constitu-
tion of Pennsylvania is precisely the
same as that of the Federal constitu-
tion on the subject. Yet the Pennsyl-
vania courts decided against the right
of removal while the Supreme court
of the United States declares “the
as a necessity, the power of removal.”
It is small wonder that the late Sena-
tor Quay imagined our judges were
catapulted into office.
—————— ret——————
——It was perfectly all right for
Charles E. Hughes, of New York, to
speak in Massachusetts in favor of
Senator Butler and all wrong for Sen-
ator Norris, of Nebraska, to speak in
Pennsylvania in favor of Wilson. As
in other things it makes a vast differ-
i ence “whose ox is gored.”
Sunday Base Ball Settled.
It may be assumed that the deci-
sion handed down by the Dauphin
county court last week, declaring that
playing base ball on Sunday, within
this Commonwealth, is unlawful, will
settle that question finally, or until
new legislation is enacted on the sub-
ject. The Act of April 22, 1794, de-
clares that “if any person shall do or
perform any worldly employment or
business whatsoever on the Lord's
Day, commonly called Sunday: shall
use or practice any unlawful game,
hunting, shooting, sport or diversion,”
he shall pay the prescribed penalty.
The only avenue of escape lies in the
technicality’ that base ball is not “an
unlawful game, sport or diversion.”
The case got before the court under
quo warranto proceedings instituted
by Attorney General Woodruff. Some
time during the summer the Philadel-
phia Athletics played a game with a
Chicago team in Philadelphia after
protest had been entered by several
religious bodies against what they
termed “desecration” of Sunday. New
York, New Jersey and other States
permitted Sunday base ball and the
adventurous Connie Mack concluded
to “take a chance,” notwithstanding
the Blue Law inhibition. The game
was played according to schedule and
the prosecution followed according to
promise. It is said there will be an
appeal from the decision but upon
what basis is not revealed.
The answer of the Club was based
on the Fourteenth amendment to the
Federal constitution which after de-
claring that “all persons born or
naturalized in the United States and
subject to the jurisdiction thereof are
citizens of the United States” and
that “no State shall make or enforce
any law which shall abridge the priv-
ileges or immunities of citizens of
the United States.” Because playing
ball in New York, Illinois and Missou-
ri is legal it is not discriminatory even
against citizens of those States that
it is not legal in Pennsylvania. The
case may be taken to the Supreme
court but it would be difficult for a
layman to see a ground on which to
base an appeal.
e———— eh
Now that the elections are over
Proper attention may be given to foot
The decision of the Supreme court
powers of appointment. carry. with iby
. Coolidge Eulogizes Advertising and
The President may still be called
“cautious Cal,” but he is no longer
silent. On the contrary he is prepared
with appropriate platitudes for any
event that may give him opportunity
to speak. The last occasion upon
which he availed himself was the an-
nual convention of the American As-
sociation of Advertising agencies held
in Washington last week. He was in
his happiest mood on that occasion
because it enabled him to flatter those
present by declaring “advertising is
the life of trade” and say a good word
for trusts and laud the tariff at the
same time. He left to his hearers the
task of determining which of these
three agencies of prosperity is the
It is not easy to follow the Presi-
dents’ line of reasoning in handing
out tributes of admiration to the ad-
vertising agents, the tariff and the
trusts. For example in the outset of
his address he says “that advertising
has taken a commanding hand in
bringing about ‘our American scale of
wages.” the maintenance of which is
paramount to the support of the home
market.” Hitherto all these benefits
have been credited to the tariff and in
recent speeches the President has em-
phasized that view of the subject while
his party in all sections of the country
asserted it as an established fact and
made it the basis of all campaign
propaganda. It is gratifying to learn
that advertising has some part in it.
The strength of a wasp is in its tail
and the pet proposition of the Cool-
idge speech to the advertising men
lies in the concluding statements.
“From a recent fear of being ex- |
ploited by large aggregations of
wealth,” he declared, “the people of
America are learning to make such
great concerns their most faithful
servants.” He admits there are ex-
ceptions, that a trust here and there
may “slip one over” on the public,
if opportunity presents itself, but the
average trust Mr. Coolidge believes is
simply an instrument in the hands of
ovidence to hand out benefits to
those willing to receive them. This
is the lesson which the President is
trying to convey in all his speeches.
————————————e ener e—
——Queen Marie has determined to
extend her sojourn in the United
States in order to pay a visit to |
Florida. Maybe she had a
land speculation.
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What a Corporation Pay Could Do.
mind to try
Twenty-five years ago the Supreme
court of Illinois handed down a deci-
sien that the capital stock of corpora-
tions in that State should be taxed.
That decision, according to the rec-
ords cf the time, added the vast sum
of $100,000,000 to the taxable proper-
ty of the city of Chicago. The action
was brought by the Chicago teachers’
federation under a law providing that
part of the proceeds of the levy should
go to the federation. The fund thus
acquired gave the teacher body a nu-
cleus about which has been erected a
splendid philanthropy. With little
help from other sources the Chicago
teachers’ federation is now able to
take care of its aged and infirm mem-
For nearly twenty-five years the
people of Pennsylvania have been
futilely striving to secure legislation
to authorize a tax on manufacturing
corporations in this State. At the last
session of the Legislature a bill provid-
ing for a tax of four per cent. on such
property was introduced and though
it failed of passage it “threw a scare”
into those concerned in its defeat. It
is estimated that such a tax would
yield to the treasury of the State ap-
proximately $10,000,000 a year, thus
relieving other subjects of taxation
to that extent. Mr. Joseph R. Grundy,
president of the Manufacturers’ as-
sociation, managed the opposition and
it is charged the lavish use of money
was the instrument of achievement.
In his testimony before the Senate
slush fund committee Mr. Grundy de-
clared under oath that he had contri-
buted to, or become responsible for,
$400,000 of the money used to pro-
cure the nomination of John S. Fisher
for Governor of Pennsylvania and that
the reason of his interest in the con-
test was a belief that Mr. Fisher's
principal opponent favored a tax on
corporate stock and that Fisher, in the
event of his election, would oppose
such a levy. For these reasons Mr.
Grundy invested $400,000 in order to
save $10,000,000 a year for four years.
It was a wise investment from a mer-
cenary standpoint but a hard perform-
ance on the people who are compell-
ed to provide revenue for the State.
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——The political managers of all
parties were confident to the last
minute but the Prohibition Chairman
was too modest to boast about it.
—Subscribe for the Watchman.
Democratic Successes in Many States
Make the U. S. Senate a Tie
and Cut Republican Ma-
jority in Congress.
The election passed off without a
| notable disorder in Pennsylvania.
: John S. Fisher was elected Governor
by a majority approximating 689677
! over Eugene C. Bonniwell, the Demo-
cratic nominee. Mr. Fisher carried
with him all of the rest of the Re-
publican State ticket.
In the race between Wilson and
Vare, Mr. Wilson carried every coun-
ty in the State but sixteen and went
to Philadelphia with a majority of
i 48,774 votes. That city gave Vare
enough to overcome the Wilson lead
by 235,142 votes.
Throughout the State there was
little change to effect either the Demo-
cratic representation in the Legisla-
ture or in Congress.
The Democrats have gained seven
seats in the United States Senate and
fourteen in Congress, with some con-
tests still in doubt. This will make
the Senate tie and give the Republi-
cans a majority of only twenty-two
in Congress.
Six out of eight States that voted
on the Prohibition question returned
heavy wet majorities.
Democrats elected Governors in
New York, where Al Smith for the
| fourth time carried the entire State
ticket with him on a landslide, Color-
ado, Georgia, Maryland, Ohio, South
Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota,
| Tennessee, and Texas.
We won Senatorial seats in Massa-
, chusetts, New York, Maryland, Mis-
souri, Oklahoma, Arizona and Ken-
The contests have been so close in
many of the western States that some
are still in doubt. Returns are coming
in slow so that it is impossible, at
, this time, to make absolutely accurate
- reports of just what did happen in the
| country on TuedMay. BNE
| Next week we will be able to give
‘the official results all over the coun-
: Republicans Win at Quiet Election in
| Centre County.
Tuesday’s election was a very quiet
one in Centre county, and the vote
1 cast was one of the smallest since the
| Women have had the right of fran-
i chise. The principal local contests
, were those between Harry B. Scott
and William I. Betts, for State Sena-
tor, and J. Laird Holmes and Andrew
Curtin Thompson, for the Legislature.
Four years ago Mr. Betts carried
Centre county over Mr. Scott by 450
majority, but the result of Tuesday’s
{ electon gives Mr. Scott a majority of
2369 over Mr. Betts in the county.
| Mr. Scott also carried Clearfield coun-
i ty and will be the next State Senator
| from this district.
The contest between Mr. Holmes
and Mr. Thompson was more closely
| contested, but the former was re-
| elected by 1218 of a majority.
The highest vote polled in the coun-
ty was by John S. Fisher, for Gov-
ernor. His total was 6648, and his
majority over Bonniwell is 4139. But
the Republicans did not stick to Vare,
the Philadelphia boss, as William B.
Wilson carried the county by a ma-
jority of 2115. The Scott-Betts vote
was the largest for any two candi-
dates, totaling 9473, while four years
ago the total vote for the two men was
11026. Two years ago the total vote
cast for President was 12167, so it is
quite evident that there were many
stay-at-homes this year.
Tabulated returns of the county on
page four
Kylertown to Snow Shoe Road Will
Not be Completed This Year.
The eight mile stretch of State
highway from Kylerstown to Snow
i Shoe will not be completed this year.
The contractor in charge of the grad-
ing and drainage ran up against a
{ proposition he had not figured on. Go-
. ing up the mountain from Moshannon
{ Creek towards Kylertown is a deep
cut and instead of being clay and
loose mountain stone the contractor
found a deposit of solid rock that he
was compelled to blast a way through.
However the work is now so far ad-
vanced that the road is completed
from Gillintown to the bridge across
the Moshannon, and all of the road
will be graded this fall so that it can
be trown open to travel during the
i winter. The uncompleted portion of
| the road will be stoned as early next
spring as it is possible to do the work.
When this stretch of road is complet-
ed it will materially shorten the dis-
tance between Bellefonte and Clear-
, field, DuBois and other points west,
i —If you read it in the Watchman
it is always true.
—The West Hickory tannery, near
Tionesta, Forest county, closed for two
and a half years, has just resumed opera-
tins. Employes are placing the first ear-
load of hides in the soaking vats. Some
workers, who moved away, are planning
to return.
—The Pennsylania repair shops at Hunt-
ingdon, which have been operated for 70
years, were closed on Monday and the en-
tire force, about 70, will be taken to the
Altoona shops. This is in line with the
policy of the company to concentrate shop
activities in Altoona.
—A fire at the Lock Haven silk mill,
North Fairview street, early Friday morn-
ing, entailed a loss on building and silk
estimated at $18,000 to $20,000. The fire
was confined to the inspection room 40x60
feet in dimensions, at the north-east sec-
tin of the mill. The big plant is in opera-
tion as usual. The loss is fully covered by
insurance. :
—Gordon Nelson, of Beech Creek, was
severely injured while at work in the coal
mines near there, last Thursday afternoon,
when a premature explosion of dynamite
ready to tamp, when the accident happen-
ed. The left side of his body and the left
hand were badly lacerated and his arm
was injured. He is now a patient at the
Lock Haven hospital.
Eugene F. McClaren, 50, prominent War-
ren newspaper man was found dead in the
old Mirror building today, a few hours
after testimony was heard in his wife's
suit for divorce. McClaren had not heen
seen since Friday. Coroner Ed. C. Lowery
pronounced death due to heart failure.
McClaren had been editor of various War-
ren newspapers for the last 30 years.
—A $1,000 Pennsylvania Railroad bond,
stolen from the First National bank at
Claysburg, Blair county, when it was rob-
bed December 31, 1924, was recovered on
Saturday in Beverly, Mass., where it had
been posted as security for a loan. The
bandits obtained $17,400, but the bulk of
the loot never has been recovered, although
four men are serving time for the crime.
—An order for 1,500,000 brick, which will
keep the plant busy until the middle of
January, was announced last Friday by
the Mifflinville Brick company. The com-
pany then will start work on an order for
250,000 brick for a Scranton firm. The
brick now being made are for use in New
York apartment houses. Five additional
employes have been added recently, bring-
ing the number of men on the payroll to
—Alfred Miller, Mt. Carmel, world war
veteran, was sentenced to pay a fine of
$500, costs of prosecution and to serve
from five to twelve years in the Eastern
penitentiary, by Judge Strouse in Nor-
thumberland county court at Sunbury last
Friday. He was convicted of voluntary
manslaughter in shooting William Kling-
erman to death during an argument as to
who should pay for $2 worth of gasoline
for a fishing trip.
—Albert Briggs, aged 20, of Benton
township, Columbia county, convicted in
September of horse stealing, was sentenced
on Monday to from eight and a half to 17
years in the eastern penitentiary. He was
given from five. to 10 years for horse steal-
ing, and three and a half to seven years
for felonious assault, the second sentence to
begin at the expiration of the first. The
sentence was the first on a horse stealing
charge in Columbia county in about 15
—Frank Smith, 45 years old, familiarly
known as “Yugger”’ was burned to death,
and John Taylor, 69 years old, of Rocky
Grove, Venango county, is in the hospital
with serious burns about face and hands,
the result of the burning of a pumphouse
near Big Rock bridge, early on Sunday.
Taylor, despite severe burns, walked four
miles to his home, crept into bed and was
found in a serious condition Sunday morn-
ing, when search started for Smith. His
body, burned to a crisp, was found at
noon in the ruins of the shed.
—Making good a boast made when he
taunted the police that they could not
hold him, and that he would escape on
Saturday night, Frank X. Hinden, 22
vears old, of Lancaster, broke two strong
locks on the police station and escaped.
Hinden was arrested after he jumped
through a window in a store he was said
to have been looting in that city and ran
to cover under gun fire from three police-
men. He was released from Huntingdon
Reformatory last Friday, he told police,
after serving two years for robberies in
—A jury in the Mifflin county court at
Lewistown on Saturday rendered a ver-
dict of not guilty on account of tempor-
ary insanity in the case of Mrs. Mary Jane
Hess, aged 23, charged with involuntary
manslaughter of shooting Melvin Miller,
aged 19, who proved to be the innocent
bystander when Mrs. Hess entered a pool
room the night of May 24, “gunning” for
her husband. She alleged he was staying
out late, gamblin~ and drinking, and one
of the five bullee she fired struck Mil-
ler in the body. Fe died in a hospital sev-
eral days later.
—When their home was almost blown
to pieces by the ignition of gas, Dr. and
Mrs. Charles C. Ryan, of Republic, Fayette
county, and their maid had a narrow es-
cape from death early last Thursday morn-
ing. Dr. and Mrs. Ryan were tossed from
their bed, which went partly through the
ceiling of the room below. The three oc-
cupants of the house escaped with minor
hurts. The first reports were to the effect
that a bomb had been placed under the
Ryan home, but this was denied by offi-
cers who went there to investigate. It was
apparent the escaping gas had been ignit-
ed by the furnace fire. The eight-room
house was almost destroyed at a loss of
about $15,000.
—The old-fashioned cop with his red neck,
gallusses and chewing tobacco will soon be
as out-of-date as the Congress gaiter.
Orders issued by Superintendent of Police
P. P. Walsh, of Pittsburgh, on Monday
banished the cops’ celluloid collars to the
limbo of helmets and long tailed police
uniform coats. Instead of the inflammable
neckbands which have been the last word
in police attire for lo these many years,
the well dressed cop donning his winter
uniform must wear a linen collar attached
to his uniform by five mether-of-pearl but-
tons and extending one quarter of an inch
above the coat collar. If any cop per-
sists in maintaining a fire risk under his
chin and ears the penalty will be a rep-
rimand and suspension for disobedience
of orders. They will not be required either
to carry their hankys in their sleeves or
wear white spats, yet.