Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 15, 1927, Image 1

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——TIt must be encouraging to the
Prince of Wales to learn from Ramsey
McDonald that his job is safe. With
his seat in the saddle it’s different.
It is charged that Mrs. Miller,
of Pittsburgh, chairman of the
Woman Vaters’ League, has been ad-
mitted into the Mellon-Vare partner-
——The foreign radicals may “shout
their heads off” for the pardon of
Sacco and Vanzetti, convicted of
murder in Massachusetts, but the au-
thorities are deaf.
—Our most consuming curiosity
right now is to know how a lot of folks
manage to live within their incomes.
The landlord, the grocer, the clothier
the beauty parlor, the milliner and
the filling station might gratify it, but
they won't. They’ll all wait until
they get stuck before they join us in
the contention that everybody is liv-
ing beyond his or her means.
“Lord, how the times are changing.
At this time, forty years ago, High
street, from Heverly’s corner on the
Diamond up to Peter McMahon’s cob-
bler shop—now the back end of Hever-
1y’s building, and the road-way in
front of the Episcopal church were
smoother than any modern highway
engineer could make them. Boys were
playing marbles then. They did the
leveling and surfacing with their
hands in those days. They gambled
with the “commies,” the “white-allies”
and the “agates,” while their mothers
worried as to whether they were
“playing for keeps.” How many
mothers of today have a concern as
to what their kids are doing?
—Seventy thousand fans turned out
in New York, on Tuesday, to see the
opener between the Yankees and the
White Elephants. Think of what
seventy thousand clicks on the tuin-
stiles meant to Col. Jake Ruppert. It
meant all of the Bambino’s new salary
for the season. And think of the fact
that the King of Swat gets within five
grand of the President of the United
States, except Ruth works only seven
months to get it and Cal. has to toil
twelve. Isn’t ours a whale of a coun-
try! Gosh, we’re a devilmaycare lot.
Seventy thousand turn out in one
day to see a baseball game and Presi-
dent Coolidge won’t draw that many
‘in the months he expects to vacate in
the McNary-Haughten belt.
—The Hon. Carter Glass thinks
that Al Smith’s candidsey for Presi-
dent would be effected not nearly so
much by reason of his being a Catholic
as it would because he is wet. If Gov-
ernor Smith is qualified for the office
of President of the United States it
_seems to us that the fact that he is a
Catholic and wet ought not to enter
into the consideration of any broad
minded voter, for there is no possible
official way in which the President
can advance or retard either the in-
terests of a church or the association
for the repeal of the Volstead act. But
are there enough broad-minded voters
in this country to elect anyone Presi-
dent who happens to be out of har-
mony with the fanaticism-—whatever
it may be—of the day.
—While you are reading this we
will probably be blundering over the
slippy rocks in Fishing creek, not
knowing what moment we are to be
immersed in the icy waters of that
notoriously cold stream. Long before
those gray and jade green ribbons that
come streaming over the top of Long
mountain to herald the rise of the sun
_somewhere in the east have dissolv-
.ed into the opals and reds that pro-
-claim its nearer approach we’ll be up
for the great day. Numbed by the
night in a cold camp, nervous with
fear lest someone beats us to it, we’ll
light the fire, shove the coffee pot on-
“to the griddle and don our fishing
clothes—tackle was arranged last
night. While the coffee was getting
to the boil we made a fried egg sand-
wich and that was all. What more
.could one want or sacrifice the time
to prepare when trout were actually
sticking their noses out on the banks
to look for the food they knew we had
‘brought for them.—This is as of 4.30
a. m. this Friday morning.
It is now eleven o’clock and we are
back in camp. It is a cold, cheerless
place. The other fellows in the party
never thought of having a fire on the
hearth or cleaning up the smear we
made when we thumbed that first egg
shell to deep and the yolk broke and
ran all over the stove. We didn’t fall
‘in, but we dipped one boot and it’s
‘half full of water. At home, if we
were as miserable and mad and dis-
couraged as we are right now there’d
be a divorce proceeding begun at once
because we couldn’t be tolerated by
any sane person. And we haven't a
..d trout. Nearly everybody we
2x on the stream had at least one.
Some had a dozen. They all told us
what they “caught ’em on,” but, as
usual, they lied, for we instantly
changed to their bait and continued
making water hauls.
It is now twelve thirty. We've got-
ten into dry clothes. There is a grand
fire crackling on the hearth, the camp
companions are out at the foot-log
cleaning the trout they caught for din-
ner, a friend who can’t be made under-
stand that there is no danger of snake
bites so early in the season and ai-
ways carries the antidote has just left
and we are sitting in a rocker paring
potatoes and thinking—thinkin’ that
home ain’t nothing like this.
VOL. 72.
__No. 15.
End of the Legislative Session.
The 1927 session of the General As- |
sembly of Pennsylvania has gone into |
history and we are constrained to ex-
press the hope that one of its kind will
never again convene. It enacted a
few fairly good bills, passed a good
many very bad measures and scrapped
worthy legislation that came before it |
ever, it is impossible to accurately or
fairly appraise the value of its work,
A vast proportion of it was left on
the Governor’s desk and until the ex-
piration of the thirty
jecture. But good or bad in the bulk
there is little reason to hopé for im-
provement by the veto process.
At the opening of the session The
Watchman predicted that little if any
improvement would be made in the
atrocious ballot laws of the State.
There were men in both chambers
willing and some anxious to create
such a system of conducting elections
as would give every voter and every
political organization at least the
semblance of a guarantee that the
votes would be fairly cast and honest-
ly counted. The Governor even made
a reluctant gesture in that direction
by having prepared and introduced
four measures which contained some
virtues. But the bills offered by Sena-
tors and Representatives who were
sincere in the action as well as those
sponsored by the Governor were so
emasculated that they are practically
worthless for the purpose they were
intended to achieve, or killed out-
right, murdered in cold blood.
Take the Governor’s bill for com-
pulsory opening of ballot boxes, for
example. As passed finally it requires
the petitioner to reside in the ward in
which the alleged fraud was commit-
ted. Most of the cause of complaint
lies in the River wards of Philadelphia
and the “Strip” in Pittsburgh. Every-
body knows that it would be almost
“worth a man’s life” to petition for
the opening of a ballot box in those
districts. If he were a business man
he would be boycotted by orders of
the bosses and if an employe he would
be discharged. - The system of espion-
age in Phil:
almost perfect and the cruelties with
which the penalty for offending the
bosses are enforced are almost unbe-
lievable. Picking pockets, bootlegg-
ing and other forms of crime are pro-
tected if not encouraged but voting
against the bosses, never.
The Governor is as much to blame
for this
interests of the people as the Senators
and Representatives of the General
Assembly and the political organiza-
tion they represent. As The Watch-
man said in the beginning he could
have obtained from the Legislature
any legislation he desired during the
session. If he had asserted his au-
thority and employed his prerogatives
as he might the Legislators would have
failen over each other in expressing
servility. But he adopted the oppo-
site course. Possibly mindful of the
service rendered to him in the “Strip”
at the primary election and the help
given him by Mellon and Grundy be-
fore and after that event his mind
was influenced to serve them rather
than the people and their hope lies in
corrupt elections.
In the apparent split over the old
age pension proposition between Vare
and Mellon the cloud reveals a silver
lining. The break-up of this “unholy
alliance” may vastly change the polit-
ical outlook in Pennsylvania. Of
course the Governor “lined up”
against the measure because of his
obligations to Grundy. An old age
pension would probably not cost any-
thing like the figures named by the
Governor but it would cost a good deal
and might compel the taxation of cor-
poration capital and the Governor is
under implied pledge to Mr. Grundy,
who contributed $400,000 to his slush-
fund, to prevent that. But neither of
the partners is much interested in
moral obligations.
—Max Leslie, boss of the strip
district in Pittsburgh, looks back ever
his many years of political endeavor
and concludes that there’s been noth-
ing in it. At the age of sixty-two
and armoring himself for a fight with
Mellon for a share of the Allegheny
County offices the Senator looks with
gloom on the past and foreboding of
the future. No, he’s not slipping.
He's just beginning to see that poli-
tics ought to be something better in
Pennsylvania, and elsewhere, than he
and his kind have made it.
rs fy A ————
——That Doctors disagree is pro-
verbial and it’s small wonder that the
audience was divided in opinion as to
which won in the debate between Sen-
ator Borah and Dr. Butler on the
booze question.
ag iim srt
~~Subseribe for the Watchman.
altBiphia and Pittsburgh is
miscarriage of opportunity |
§ Causes That Led Us Into World War. | pittsbureh Reed Fights the Inevitable. THE CENTRE COUNTY HOSPITAL
constitution allows him to examine needed our h
the bills the question is left to con- | Not a moment’s thought was given {o'
| the rescuing of any nation’s cause.
The anniversary of the entrance of
the United States into the World war
It literally breaks the heart of
Senator Dave Reed, of Pittsburgh, to
May 12th has been designated for
brought out many expressions, some | think that the ballot boxes of Pitts- | the past six years as National Hos-
interesting, some enlightening and burgh and Philadelphia for the election pital day, and the occasion is now gen-
some amusing, as to the reasons which l'of last year may be opened and the erally observed not only through the
influenced the administration and the corruption of the Republican machine length and breadth of the United
people to take that vital step. Among exposed. Having heen “signed” as , States, but is officially recognized in
those who spoke on the subject was the Messenger Boy for the Mellon- | | Canada, Alaska, Australia, New Zea-
War, and his address before the
United Press, at a meeting held in
for consideration. At this time, how- | Newton S. Baker, then Secretary of , Vare partnership he feels it his duty |
to ghield his masters, in so far as
"possible, from popular execration, on
land, Hawaii, Egypt, the Philipines,
China, and other countries. Appro-
priately May 12th commemorates the
! Washington, was both interesting and the eve of the impending Presidential | birthday of Florence Nightingale,
informing. “It was not,” Mr. Baker ' campaign and the Senatorial contest in | BAe as the ploneer of médcin
days which the ! said, whether Great Britain or France Pennsylvania, at which he hopes to ing. Emphasizing the importance of
elp or ought to nave it. "be re-elected. Influenced by the fear the occasion, President Coolidge has
was purely to maintain the honor of
the country.
“On January 31, 1917,” Mr. Baker"
the |
continued, “Germany notified
United States a new war zone had
been established around the British
Isles, the coast of France and all ports
of the Mediterranean which led to
France or Italy. Any ship, enemy or
neutral, within this zone was to be
sunk without regard to life or proper-
ty, the German Ambassador informed
our State Department. The German
envoy further told our Government
that one American ship would be al-
lowed to pass through this zone each
week provided it arrived on Sunday
and departed on Wednesday, sailed on |
a certain parallel of latitude and was
painted on both sides with red, white
and blue stripes.”
This usurpation of authority over
the commercial = life of the United
States and the face of the common
seas was too much for the thoroughly
American and sturdy administration
of Woodrow Wilson. It was equiva-
lent to blockading our ports with war
vessels while we were still at peace.
“The German Imperial government
was attempting,” Mr. Baker added,
“to dictate to the United States and
impose grotesque humiliations upon
us.” The war was immensely expen-
sive. It cost 122,900 American lives,
326,524 casualities and billions of dol-
lars. But the result was worth the
price, for it measured a long distance
in the direction of permanent world
peace and improved conditions gener: y
rn ———— Aimee.
—Bill Feather says “never hesitate
to ask for advice because everybody
loves to give it.” And that’s just the
reason that so many get into trouble,
because, Dumas said: “One never
asks for advice unless he wants some-
‘body to blame his mistakes on.”
to secure justice and serve the best ;
Of course Governor Fisher will ap-
prove the bills increasing the tax on
gasoline to three cents a gallon. They
are among his “pet” measures. The
Republican organization of the State
was inclined to oppose them. State
chairman Mellon was rather averse to
putting the additional burden on the
consumers of gasoline. State Treas-
urer Sam Lewis issued a statement of
monwealth which left the advocates
without a leg to stand on. But the
Governor, presumably under the im-
pression that only the users of auto-
mobiles for pleasure, were concerned,
insisted on the passage of the bills and
will promptly complete the operation
of making them laws.
In view of the assertion of the prin-
cipal fiscal officer of the State that the
present tax levies will yield revenues
biennium just beginning, it is not easy
to imagine why the Governor insisted
upon the passage of these bills. Prob-
ably he correctly estimates the auto-
mobile drivers as “easy marks.” They
and other consumers patiently submit-
ted to first one cent tax and then a
two cent emergency tax, though what
the emergency was has never been re-
vealed. But the consumers of gaso-
line have multiplied in recent years
and the automobile users are only a
fraction of the whole. The farmers,
the merchants and hordes of others are
now concerned,
But the strangest thing about this
affair lies in the fact that the Gover-
nor was able to force the Requblican
consent to the passage of the bills. In
the matter of Ballot reforin he couldn’t
do a thing with his obdurate party
leaders. He professed to be deeply
interested in the subject and in his
inaugural speech made some glitter-
ing promises of legislation that would
guarantee clean elections.: But the
party organization tore his’ pledges
into tatters and chairman Mellon
threw them out of the window. We
are likely to get three or four tooth-
less measures in favor of ballot re-
form, but they will have no influence
in the “neck” or the “strip.”
Assistant Secretary of War
Davison predicts the government will
have 2000 airplanes in 1932 and 1650
flying’ officers. Going some.
Governor Fisher Wins on Tax Laws, |
the financial conditions of the Com-
far in excess of requirements for the |
of political oblivion he “sees red” |
‘complete investigation of election :
frauds in Pennsylvania appears in!
The recent decision of Vice Presi-
dent Dawes affirming the claim of
the advocates of honest elections that
the Slush Fund committee of the
Senate is still alive with full author-
ity to function, caused Senator Dave :
He not only vehe- as the beginning of the annual drive
to “throw a fit.”
' mently denies the fact but declares the
, Vice President had no right to fill a
vacancy on the committee
and has
nothing to do with the activities of
the Senate except while it is in session.
It appears to make no difference to
{him that not long ago the Supreme
court of the United States expressed
the same view of the subject as that
contained in the Vice President’s opin-
ion and that the Senator appointed to
fill the vacancy is opposed to investi-
As a matter of fact eighty per cent
of the people of the United States are
in favor of honest elections and fair
returns of the votes and cordially wel-
come this opportunity to restore that
virtue to our political system. Sena-
tor Dave who is in politics for person-
al glory, and Chairman Mellon and
Mr. Vare who are in the game for
plunder may prefer the corrupt meth-
ods of the Mellon-Vare partnership.
But the better condition will prevail.
The administration at Washington and
Senator Dave may entice or by favors,
buy or dragoon, a few Senators of the
type of the late Senator Lodge, who
er power to principle, to strive for.
vice instead of virtue in polities and
resist the tide, but they will = not
change the current of opinion.
Dr. Butler in his Boston debate
with Senator Borah said of the evils
of the Eighteenth amendment, of
which he thinks there are many, “the
only hope and the only cure is the re-
peal.” That settles the question for
so long as one-fourth of the States
have veto power there can be no re-
em dpe
Slush Fund Investigation Goes On.
Vice President Dawes has finally
settled the moot question of the right
of the Slush Fund committee of the
Senate to continue its investigation in
the affirmative. In appointing Senator
Fess, of Ohio, to fill the vacancy in the
committee, caused by the resignation
of Senator Goff, of West Virginia, the
Vice President expressed the opinion
that the Supreme court, in the case
of John J. McGrain vs. Mal. S. Daugh-
erty, “conclusively disposes of the
question in the affirmative.” This de-
cision renders futile the strenuous
fight made by Senator Dave Reed, of
Pittsburgh, at the instance of the
Mellons, in behalf of W. S. Vare and
others who have attempted to buy
seats in the United States Senate.
The resolution creating the com-
mittee to investigate the charges
against Attorney General Daugherty,
accused of the fraudulent disposal of
certain alien property, was couched in
much the same language as was em-
ployed in that creating the Slush Fund
committee. Mr. Daugherty’s brother,
an Ohio banker, refused to answer cer-
tain pertinent questions and was
cited to answer a charge of contempt
in the Supreme court of the District of
Columbia and was pronounced guilty.
He appealed to the Supreme court of
the United States where the Judgment
of the lower court was affirmed in an
elaborate opinion. Mr. Dawes holds
that the conditions are parallel and in
this view he is supported by able law-
organization and chairman Mellon to |
The movenieiit to choke off the in-
vestigation of ballot frauds at the
primary and general elections of 1926
is a Pennsylvania conspiracy in the
interest of the Vare-Mellon partnér-
ship. If it had succeeded the ballot
boxes of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh,
now in possession of the Senate in
Washington, never could have been
opened and the frauds committed in
the interest of Vare never would have:
been exposed. In that event Mr. Vare
might have been able, as Senator-elect
for Pennsylvania, to participate in the
organization of the" Senate at the’
opening of the Seventieth Congress on
the First Monday of December, if an
extra session is not called. His fail-
ure in this may make a vast differ-
said: “The observance of May 12th
” It every time a sign favorable to the as National Hospital day throughout
i the country, with the aim of directing
| attention to the fine humanitarian
effort of these institutions of merey,
is worthy of co-operation and sup-
The management and trustees of the
Centre County hospital, in keeping
with the spirit of National Hospital
day, have chosen this memorial date
to acquaint the people of Centre coun-
ty with the aims and benefits of the
hospital and to enlist the support and
co-operation of every citizen in the
county in the beneficent work being
accomplished by that splendid institu-
The drive beginning May 12th will
be conducted by the Women’s Auxil
iary to enroll every citizen in the
county as members of the Hospital
corporation. The captains and assist-
ants, selected from the Women’s Aux-
iliary for the various precincts in the
county, have been appointed and a
thorough organization effected to
reach every man, woman and child in
the county with a cordial invitation to
become members and thus to unite
their efforts in this very commendable
community enterprise.
Mr. Herbert Hoover has said: “The
American hospital is constantly mak-
ing large contributions te that most
valuable of conservations, the saving
of human life.” Inasmuch as our
hospital is highly essential to the wel-
fare of the people of this county, the
public will, no doubt, be glad to. ayall
itself of this itty oto dend such
an institution its whole-hearted sup-
port and encouragement by the pay-
ment of at least one dollar each, which
amount is designated in the charter
as the minimum annual fee for mem-
There are more than 8000 hospitals
in the United States and they repre-
sent an investment of more than a
billion dollars. In the main this vast
outlay has been provided by public
spirited citizens who are convinced
of the hospital’s advantage to the
community. Hospitals, with few ex-
ceptions, are not run for profit. The
hospital does not turn away a patient
who cannot pay the full cost of ser-
vice, and this group alone precludes
the possibility of profit in the average
institution. During the past year the
Centre County hospital treated and
carved for 890 patients, representing a
total of 8669 hospital days, averaging
9 7-10 days each, at.&h e¥pense of
$34,082.60. The "total colleetions for
this service, includiiig moteys received
from appropriation, amounted to $29,-
339.21, with a net deficit of $5643.29.
This has been the common experience
in the management of the hospital
each year since it was organized, and
the same thing is true of thousands of
other hospitals the world over. Such
deficits must be taken care of through
the benevolence of philanthropic citi-
zens who recognize that the presence
of a hospital in a community is the
very best insurance for saving the
lives of the people.
The management is also cognizant
of the inadequacy of the equipment
and appliances of our hospital, at the
present, to meet the growing demands
for the modern scientific treatment it
is called upon to administer. Some of
the equipment now in use is out of
date and should be replaced by more
modern apparatus, and some has been
worn out by long and constant use.
The income from this membership
drive, therefore, will not be used for
building purposes, but rather to en-
hance the usefulness, comfort and ef-
fectiveness of the space already avail-
The ministers of all the churches in
the county are requested to address
théir congregations upon the import-
anéé of this great movement on May
8th, the Sunday preceding the Flor-
ence Nightingale anniversary, and to
distribute literature in their congrega-
tions appropriate to National Hospital
day, as well as to promote the mem-
bership drive for the Centre County
Thus will be built up a larger and
more general interest in our hospital
and the people who contribute their
annual dues of $1.00 will be kept in
closer harmony and co-operation with
the excellent work it is doing. A neat
and attractive membership certificate
(Continued on page 5, Col. 1.)
—When an automobile crashed into a
culvert, last Friday, a spoke of the steer-
ing wheel was jammed down the throat of
William Stackhouse, 40. of York, Pa., which
resulted in his death. :
—Thirty-four engineers on the Pitts-
burgh division of the Pennsylvania rail-
road were demoted to firemen during the
past week and it is said further reductions
will be made. Many regular fifemen are
en the extra list, others turloughed.
Richmond township, Berks county, and
connected with the firm of Heffner, Dietrich
and company, grain merchants, was killed
when a tractor which he was driving up a
steep grade on his farm, upset backward
and crushed him underneath.
—George W. Rockwell, of Sunbury, on
Saturday was awarded the contract to
build a concrete bridge across the Susque-
hanna River between Watsontown and
White Deer at his bid of $394,523. Nor-
thumberland county will pay 8S per cent.
of the cost and Union county the rest.
—Kite flying came near resulting fatally
for Wallace McNeal, aged 11 years, of Ty-
rone, on Saturday.
and fell into the waters of Bald Eagle
creek, being unconscious when rescued by
companions. He is in the hospital With
skull and left wrist frastyres and many
body and head cuts.
: L
—~Glenn Dunlap, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas P. Dunlap, of Beech Creek town-
ship, Clinton county, was kicked in the
jaw by a horse which he was leading
to water on his father s farm Sunday after-
noon. The boy suffered the loss of four
teeth in his lower jaw and a compound
fracture of the upper jaw, While his in-
juries are quite painful id are not
necessarily dangerous.
—Slowly sinking to his achih in a huge
ditch of tar, John Chipper, 8 of Chester,
was rescued just in tiffié last Thursday
night by a playmate, Johesp ILobedinsk,
12 years of age. Joseph, hearing the cries
of Chipper, leaped in the ditch, held the
younger boy's head 2bove the surface and
cried for help. Railroad workers from
the Reading company obtained poles and
dragged the two boys to safety.
- “Here's a nickel to call the cops,” an-
swered one of six bandits who carly on
Sunday robbed Fred R. Heinz, of New
Kensington, as he walked in the Washing-
ton, street subway, beneath the Washing-
ton boulevard, Pittsburgh. Heinz had ex-
plained that the watch and chain taken
by the thugs, together with $144, had been
left him by his brother, Walter, who died
recently in St. Joseph's Hospital, and had
asked that the watch be returned. :
—Investigation of thefts of merchandise
from trains of the Renovo-Buffalo division
of the Pennsylvania railroad, covering six
to eight years, have resulted in the dis-
missal of five freight conductors. It is al-
leged that they stopped trains at a place
where the car to be looted was concealed
from the engine crew, hid the plunder and
returned for it later. All the men dis-
charged have been in the employ of the
railroad company from fifteen to thirty
—Thomas Renner, aged 835, was fatally
burned in his home at Seagertown, Craw-
ford county, about noon on Monday. With
im sleeping in the house was his nephew,
Horton Sherman, and Ilenner is said to
have ignited his bed while smoking. Sher-
man got out of the house and called neigh-
bors, but Renner was fatally burned be¢fore
he could be carried out. He died two
hours later in a Meadville hospital. Len-
ner was formerly a hotel proprietor in
Saegertown, owner of the tenner house.
—Fearing to jump from a trestle over
Mahoning creek, at Danville on Monday,
when she was trapped on it by a locomo-
tive while taking a short cut to her home,
eight-year-old Lucille Roberts saved her
life by lying flat on her stomach on the
ties while the engine and fendaf passed
over her, She Sad with several trifling
scratches. The engineer tried in vain to
stop the engine before r»aching the child,
but failed and when it was stopped and
the crew ran back, they were amazed to
find the girl almost unhurt, i
—Averring that the wiles of Rev. U. §.
Bartz have deprived him of the love of
his wife, A. M. Whitacre has entered suit
in the Armstrong county courts to recov-
er $10,000 damages. All three live at Rur-
al Valley, the clergyman being pastor of
the Presbyterian church, of which Mrs:
Whitacre is a member. Tn his complaint,
Whitacre alleges that since February 26,
1926, his wife has been meeting the minis-
ter in the post office at Rural Valley in
the parsonage of ihe church during the
absence of his wife and in various other
places. ‘
—-Charles Sattler, in the search for whom
a fortune has been spent since he disap-
peared from his home at Quakertown, Pa.,
more than 13 years ago, returaed on Sun-
day with his wife, whom he married in
Florida, and their 7-year-eld son. Sattler,
now 34, is the son of Herman Ssttler, a
wealthy Quakertown silk manufacturer.
He left home October 11, 1913, after a dis-
pute with his father. Believing that he
had met with foul play, after he failed to
return within a few days the family
started a nation wide search for rhe young
man, 1
—Attacking the night nurse-as she made
her rounds, binding and gagging her to
prevent an alarm, Jessie Leonard and Mrs.
Sarah Mowrey, patients at the Blair coun-
ty hospital, Holldaysburg, stole her keys
and fled from the institution early on Sun-
day. The escape had previously been plan-
ned, according to authorities. 1t is said
an automoible, which had been waiting oiit-
side, aided them in theip getaway. Both
women were at the hospital by order of
the Blair county court, Jessia Leonard
having been there for more than a year
while Mrs. Mowrey was sent there about
two months ago. Both were captured on
~—Changes in the rules of the Bachelor-
ette Club of Oil City have been found nec-
essary after an existence of three weeks.
Discovery was made that penalties of five
cents for each ‘date’ have brought such
unexpected income that the weekly dues
may be reduced from 50 cents to 10 cents
and still keep the finances on a sound
basis. The last meeting of the organiza-
tion resulted in a regular shower of the
five-cent pieces imposed for the “sweet
penalty.” With this indication of fre-
quent orring on the part of the bachelor-
ettes it was decided that the dues werd
excessive for the needs of the club and the
wholesale reduction followed.
—~Calvin J. Dietrich, 54, retired farmer of :
In raising a kite near ,
his home he toppled over a 45-foot cliff *