Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, August 05, 1927, Image 1

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—A reverse or so isn’t as hard on
the fellow who has started to climb
from the ground up as it is on the one
who is catapulted to the top and can’t
stick there.
—The juvenile King of Rumania is
old for his years. He said “I don’t
drink wine in the morning,” when a
priest offered him the Communion cup
on Tuesday.
—Gosh, wouldn’t Hoover, Lowden,
Dawes and a raft of others, who have
their lightning rods up, just love to
know how the President interprets
that word “choose”.
—Commander Byrd is planning to
fly to the South Pole. There seems to
be no limit to the daring of this young
aviator. He'll take wing once too
often. They all do.
—Edsel Ford is to back Byrd's
flight to the South Pole. Edsel, they
say, is a very canny young man. It
is just possible that he expects to find
a market down there for that snow
plow that Bellefonte didn’t buy last
—The picnic season is at its height
and the hot dog stands and ice-cream
cone venders are not getting all of
the money. The printers have come
into their own because there are so
many candidates and picnics are reg-
ular tape-worms on the candidate’s
«cards, which the printer sells.
—New York is frothing at the
mouth because Tex Rickard is going to
stage the Tunney-Dempsey champion-
ship fight in Chicago. While we don’t
care where the fight is pulled off it
would seem that Tex is only doing
what any other person like him would
‘do. Only foolish young women drive
their pigs to a poor market.
—Be sure to be on Allegheny street
tomorrow evening at seven-thirty.
Often we have urged you to swat the
genus musca domestica. We want to
urge you now to be there to swat the
genus musca homo.—Swat him with
five or ten “smackers” or a nickel, if
that’s all you can get your hands on
when he starts flying up the outside
of the tallest building on the street.
—If the world could only under-
stand the magnanimity of newspapers
the deleter on the most miserable
sheet published would be accorded
greater honors than were bestowed on
Lindy. On Monday we learned that a
‘bottle of more than one-half of one
per cent was pilfered from the cellar
of a gentleman whose meat and drink
‘is accusing the Watchman of being
.—A little bird told us that there
‘is the devil to pay in Philipsburg-—
‘politically. The town’s agog over a
rumor to the effect that the Governor
called up Dr. Jones, on the long dis-
‘tance telephone, and told him that he
"had dreamed that much published in-
terview in which he, the Governor,
was quoted as loving both boys so
much that he was sorry he didn’t
have a judicial ermine for each of
—The death of the venerable Jerry
Roan, at the age of eighty-seven,
awakens the old memory cells and we
live over -again the exciting moments
when his farm team ran away on
High street and in their uncontroll-
~able frenzy raced astride of the truss
that once rose in the centre of the
bridge over Spring creek. As the
team dashed up High the tongue of
the wagon hit the sloping support of
the truss and slid clear to its top with
‘the result that ‘the neck-yoke and col-
lars were astride the top and both
horses hung as in a gibbet.
—The President’s statement to the
- ¢ffect that “I do not choose to run for
President in 1928,” leaves much to
conjecture. Had he said: I will not
run for President in 1928, then the
country would have understood it to
mean a final decision not to attempt
“to succeed himself. His use of the
word “choose” leaves the door wide
open. We think Calvin Coolidge is
tired of his job and that he would
really prefer to get back to a position
where he doesn’t have to fish bait,
wear cow-boy hats and have his pic-
ture taken. But he is a Republican,
first, last and all the time, and if he
‘appears to be the only hope of keep-
ing the faithful in food at the public
expense when 1928 dawns then Cal
can say that he never declined to run!
He “choose” —d not to, but his party
‘ “choose” —d otherwise.
—If memory serves us aright the
last time we talked of having seen the
new moon over our right shoulder
was just before we took a‘tumble on
the ice and landéd on some spot on the
old cranium that has the faeilty of
revealing all and more stars than
there are in the firmament. In re-
porting that unhappy experience we
think we canned sight of the new
moon over the right shoulder as an
omen of good luck. If we did, a new
can opener was handed us on Monday
and we've got a lot of faith in the
moon again. Just after we ‘had
glimpsed old Luna over the right
shoulder we sat down-at the desk and
opened an invitation to occupy a
friend’s camp in Canada for a week.
Camps are so common nowadays that
you might say that wasn’t of much
more importance than spavin on one
of the legs of a centipede, but listen:
Enclosed in the ' invitation was a
“Wine List” and the assurance that a
liveried chaffeur and a ‘Cadillac sedan
would be at our disposal from the in-
stant of arrival until the moment “we
< don’t care what becomes of us now.”
VOL. 72.
Setting Up a Czar.
In the proceeding before Attorney
General Baldridge, at Harrisburg, on
a petition brought by Henry V.
Daugherty, a Democratic voter of
Philadelphia, to have the law officer
of the Commonwealth institute quo
warranto proceedings to oust Regis-
tration Commissioners recently ap-
pointed by the Governor for the city
of Philadelphia, the Vare machine re-
vealed a surprising line of defense.
It is that any act of the Governor is
beyond the power of judicial review.
In other words, the proposition is that
the Governor may violate any act of
the General Assembly with impunity
and that there is no redress except by
impeachment. This is so palpably
absurd that it is surprising any law-
yer would assert it.
Section 3 of the Act of 1919, specif-
ically declares that
of the Commonwealth shall within
ten days after the passage hereof,
and in every fourth year thereafter,
appoint a Registration Commission
for each city to which this act applies,
consisting of five duly qualified elect-
ors thereof, not more than three of
whom shall belong to the same polit-
ical party.” In pursuance of this au-
thority Govrnor Fisher appointed
three electors registered as Republi-
cans and Judge Renshaw and Albert
H. Ladner as Democrats. The peti-
tioner proved by the official records
that Mr. Ladner registered as a Re-
publican in 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925 and
1926, and that he has been voting
with that party during all those years.
When Governor Fisher’s attention
was called to this fact, which clearly
implied a violation of the law by ap-
pointing four Republicans, he said
that he had been informed that Lad-
ner is “an old line Democrat.” But
when the evidence to the contrary was
presented to him he neglected or re-
fused to correct his blunder. He had
ample time before the commissions
were issued to withdraw the name of
Ladner or one of the other Repub-
licans but didn’t and the outraged
Democrats of the city are compelled
to appeal to the courts for justice.
And the reply of the corrupt machine
is that the courts have no power to
review an: aet of the “Governor. This
is certainly setting up a Czar in Har-
———The Institute of Politics in ses-
sion at Williamstown, Massachusetts,
has been warned of an impending bit-
ter conflict between the Modernists
and the Fundamentalists in religion.
That will probably be a “high-brow”
affair over which most of us will have
little concern.
Prostituting the Courts.
The machine purpose to take con-
trol of the courts of the State appears
to be moving forward. In Pittsburgh
the Mellon end of the partnership has
slated nine candidates for the bench
in Allegheny county and in Philadel-
phia Mr. Vare has picked a full list
of servile followers to fill the vacan-
cies in the courts of that county. The
Mellons have also chosen a candidate
for district attorney who is probably
under pledge of obedience to orders.
Mr. Vare has not been able to accom-
plish that result as yet but expects
to do so in time. He is confident that
the candidate he names for that office
will be “accepted and adhered to by
the voters.”
It has not been the practice of the
machine heretofore to lay its foul
hands on the courts. For a long time
there has been maintained a sort of
“gentleman’s agreement” that the platform included a plank demanding |
selection of judges in the cities and ballot reform, that I was elected by '
throughout the State should be left ' an overwhelming majority, and that!
to the people. But since the forma-
The Pennsylvania elections
ciation, recently organized, seems to
have gained the complete approval of
the press of the State and the full
confidence of the people. It remains
| to be seen whether or not its appeal
{ will be sufficient to secure the moral
rand material support that will be
necessary to make it an efficient in-
'strument to accomplish the results
"aimed at. The ballot crooks are or-
ganized and have abundance of
money. To successfully meet them in
battle it will be necessary to be equal-
ly equipped. In other words the or-
ganization must be supported as
, generously as possible with funds
and an enthusiasm and willingness
ito work that will match the differ-
{ .
: . ence in resources.
“the Governor |
The original proposition was that a
fund of $50,000 be pledged as a pre-
i liminary step to the organization.
| Presumably that condition has been
| fulfilled. But that sum will not be
| sufficient to meet the expenses of
| organization, to say nothing of the
i other legitimate expenses of conduct-
"ing a State-wide political campaign.
. To provide the additional funds need-
~ed all citizens who favor honest elec-
| tions are invited to join the associa-
(tion and pay an initiation fee of two
{ dollars. There ought to be enough
"men and women in Pennsylvania to
create a force of sufficient strength,
under those conditions, to achieve the
result. It will be not only a safe
but an actually profitable investment.
The organization is non-partisan,
and is sponsored by men and women
of both parties of a character to guar-
antee sincerity and honesty in its
efforts. But sincerity and integrity
is not sufficient to carry elections un-
less supported by energy and enthus-
i iasm. It is up to the people of the
| State to supply these essential ele-
iments in political warfare. Beyond
doubt they are available and will re-
spond to a proper appeal to the con-
science and patriotism of the voters.
But the new organization must not
make the mistake of endorsing the
illegally created Registration Board
Philadelphia Committee
the other day.
———— fp e——————
; -——The Taxpayers League, organ-
ized in Philadelphia last week, has a
worthy purpose in mind and a hard
task to perform. The Federal inher-
itance tax is not only an abomination
but a rank injustice.
of Seventy
Governor and Ex-Governor Disagree.
In the conference of Governors held
ion Mackinac Island, Michigan, last
week, former Governor Pinchot spoke
one day and present Governor Fisher
the next. Among other truths Mr.
Pinchot declared that “under the pres-
ent political master of Pennsylvania
political corruption is steadily and
rapidly increasing. It is spreading
out of the ‘strip’ in Pittsburgh, the
stronghold of the Mellon machine, into
i those parts of the city which used to
; be clean. It is spreading out of the
i Vare—controlled wards of Philadel-
{ phia which used to be independent. It
iis spreading for one reason and only
| one, there is money in it.” He might
have added that it is spreading alarm-
ingly in other cities of the State.
The next day Governor Fisher
spoke during a round-table discus-
!'sion covering a review of the proceed-
ings and said: “I just want to point!
| out that my candidacy was announced
jon my own responsibility, that my
since that time there has been written
The Pennsylvania Elections Asso- |
{The Senate committee on Privileges
asso- | and Elections has determined to im-
! pound all the ballot boxes used in the
: Senatorial election in this State last
for Philadelphia as.was done by the
NO. 30.
Senator Reed’s Smoke Screen.
year, according to press dispatches
from Washington. Last week the
secretary of the committee notified
the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate
in Washington “to begin prepara-
tions at once for taking over all Penn-
sylvania boxes,” and as there will be
nobody to object except the Pennsyl-
vania tax-payers who will have to pay
the expenses of the senseless opera-
tion, the movement will begin at once.
It will cost a lot of money and ac-
complish no good except as a smoke
screen to confuse the minds of voters
who are interested in an effort to ex-
pose fraud.
The enterprise was conceived in the
rather muddled mind of Senator Dave
Reed, of Pittsburgh, who seems to
imagine that it will help Mr. Vare to
realize on the heavy investment of
boot legger’s funds to buy a seat in
the Senate. Mr. Reed hopes that the
partisan majority of the committee
on Privileges and Elections may be
dragooned into a favorable report on
the Vare credentials as it did in the
Newberry case some years ago. As a
matter of fact the action of that com-
mittee will have nothing to do with
the case. The case against Vare is
based on his excessive expenditures in
the campaign for his nomination and
in pursuance of the Senate resolu-
tion in the Newberry case, he is
already condemned.
The contest of William B. Wilson
for the seat illegally acquired by Vare
may be defeated by the process which
seems to have the approval of the
committee on Privileges and Elec-
tions because that committee will
probably refuse to inquire into the
methods by which the Vare majority
was obtained. As Mr. Wilson said in
a statement issued a few days ago
tens of thousands of Vare votes were
cast by men “who have been fraudu-
lently registered or never registered
or never had existence, the juggling
of tally sheets and returns and the
number of other ways in which fraud
was perpetrated in the election.”
Simply recounting the votes as cast
may give Vare a majority but will not
give him a seat in the Senate.
rn ———— fp ——————
——The Watchman has been re-
quested by the health officer of the
borough of Bellefonte to call attention
of draymen, merchants and house-
holders to the fact that garbage must
not be deposited on the big dump on
North Water St. Clean ashes, stones
garbage is strictly forbidden, not only
by borough officials but by the board
of health. Some householders in
Bellefonte dispose of their garbage by
burying it in the ash pile and having
it hauled away as ashes. This, also,
is against the rules of the board of
health. The borough pays for a dump
for garbage out at the old Gatesburg
ore mines, and all deleterious matter
should be hauled there. There is a
provision in the board of health rules
providing for the prosecution of any-
one disposing of garbage at a place
or in a manner where it may prove a
menace to the health of the commun-
ity, and the health officer has deter-
mined to enforce this rule.
—The new banking enterprise for
Bellefonte is not a revival of the old
Centre County, but we understand
that its plans are to offer the credit-
‘ors of the defunct institution the op-
i portunity to subscribe for stock should
i the initial capitalization be increased,
which will probably be the case. As
the foremost banker of the town said,
in this paper, some time ago: “Bank-
tion of the Mellon-Vare partnership 'into the statutes most of the reforms | ing is not ‘a get-rich-quick’ business,”
a new policy has been adopted. Its
central idea is to grab everything that
| advocated in my campaign.” The
people of Pennsylvania are not all
but it is certainly a wonderful invest-
| ment opportunity for the long pull
money can buy and impress every !stupid. Most of them are capable of and it is our belief that creditors of
agency into the service of machine | reasoning and a vast majority of them |
politics. The slating of candidates
for the bench in the two big cities is
the beginning of this scheme to sub- |
jugate the people. If it succeeds it
will become the rule throughout the
State later,
There can be only one reason for
this deliberate attempt to prostitute
the courts. It is to establish and per-
petuate a partnership between politics
and crime, Without the co-operation
of the courts it is difficult to protect
the criminals who serve the machine
from punishment, and to make that
certain the judges as well as the dis-
trict attorneys must be acquiescent.
In Pittsburgh this “unholy alliance” |
has been effected and perpetrators of
election frauds are as immune from
punishment as if they had performed
signal public service. But Mr. Vare
has not been quite as successful. He
has not been able thus far to fasten
his brand on the district attorney.
——The Canadians are expressing
loyalty to the crown in unmistakable
manner. Their reception to the Prince
of Wales left nothing to be desired.
! are honest. They have these conflict-
ing statements to compare and ap-
| Praise and they have eyes to see con-
ditions as they exist in Pennsylvania
, to-day.
| It is a curious coincidence, how-
| ever, that on the day and probably at
{ the time Governor Fisher was speak-
ing in Michigan leading citizens of
Philadelphia were in Harrisburg urg-
ing the Attorney General to join in a
purpose to make ballot corruption
more difficult, though not impossible,
by correcting a blunder made by Gov-
ernor Fisher in the appointment of
Registration Commissioners in that
city. It is significant, moreover, that
the law officer of the Governor’s cabi-
net showed decided reluctance to do
! what he might do to prevent ballot
pollution in the future and freely
rendered assistance to the opponents
of the movement by allowing the de-
lays they asked for.
———————— nr ———
——The frequnt quarrels aviator
Levine has with his associates lead to
the impression that he is “hard to get
along with.”
the Centre County who can and will
. go into the new institution—if oppor-
| tunity affords—will have recouped all
{ of their losses inside of ten years.
——All members of Bellefonte’s
two military units, the head-quarters
"troop and Troop B, have been ordered
i to report at the armory at 7.45 o’clock
‘this (Friday) evening to make prep-
, arations for leaving tonight for their
| Mt. Gretna encampment.
! Massachusetts doctors believe
they have discovered a certain cure
i for cancer and if they prove the claim
| they will deserve full praise.
| Prince Carol is hankering after
{the Rumanian crown but is somewhat
i afraid to assert his claim in a prac-
ot way.
i The delegates in the naval con-
| ference at Geneva are having a hard
i time in saving the Coolidge face.
| pe o———— A —————
——Governor Fisher still seems to
think that laws ar not binding on
and clay may be hauled there but |
Comments on the Conference.
. From the Philadelphia Record.
English comment on the Geneva
conference very generally holds the
United States responsible for the
failure to reach an agreement because
this country insisted upon naval
equality with Great Britain. But if
this explanation is true then it is
necessarily implied that Great Britain
has been trying to secure primacy
upon the seas. This all the British
papers and officials stoutly denied.
But if England has not been trying
to secure primacy upon the seas, then
how can our insistence upon naval
equality have defeated an agreement?
The English can’t have it both ways.
If our insistence upon equality has
prevented an agreement, then the
English have. been demanding a
greater sea force than ours. The Eng-
lish officials and the English news-
papers have explained at great length
that the distribution of the British
Empire all over the earth, and the
dependence of Great Britain upon
foreign commerce, and particularly
upon foriegn food, justify it in de-
manding a greater sea force than
Our impression is that the explana-
tion of the obvious inconsistency in
the British position is about as fol-
lows: England wants an increased
number of the smaller cruisers; there-
fore, it wishes the limitation put high.
But it knows that we shall not build
up to a high limit, so that fixing such
a limit will result practically in giv-
ing England a substantial ascendancy
in cruisers, while the ratio agreed on
is the same for both countries. Thus
England will have a larger navy than
ours, which is what it desires, but the
limit for the two countries will be the
Of course, it is just as well to have
no limit at all and let the convention
fail as to have a limit much above
what we regard as necessary and are
at all likely to construct.
Of all the comments on the confer-
ence the most inexcusably imbecile is
that of Italian newspapers, which de-
nounce it as imperialism for three
nations to get togther to limit their
naval forces. It is inconceivable that
imperialism should be manifested in
limiting either armies or navies. The
limitation applies to no country that
does not participate in the conference,
and if three nations, having the
largest naval forces, slasgld agree to
limit them the other ‘countries would
be unaffected, or they would be favor-
ably affected.
Italy was a party to the Washing-
ton conference, Its allotment of bat-
tleships was very low. It declined to
take part in the present conference,
but if three of the five nations that
limited battleships in Washington
should agrze to limit cruisers also we
can imagine nothing less imperial-
istic, less dictatorial and less deserv-
ing of Italian animadversions.
Byrd’s Proposed Trip to South Pole.
Irom the Pittsburgh Post. .
Commander Richard E. Byrd's
plans for his expedition to the South
Pole, as outlined in a statement to the
Associated Press, make it plain that
this will be the most hazardous of his
amazing adventures; and it can only
be hoped that the good fortune which
attended him on hig flight to the
North Pole, and which continued to
attend him, though not in such
marked degree,, on his trans-Atlantic
flight, will not forsake him.
Whereas the trip to the North Pole
was made from a base only 800 miles
distant, the permanent supply base
for the Antarctic expedition will be at
least 1,000 miles from the objective.
Five other camps at intervals of a
hundred miles will also be established
and stores of food cached at them.
One of the great difficulties with
which Byrd may have to contend is
the terrific windstorms of the Antarec-
tic region.
But if the hazards are greater the
rewards in sight are also greater.
There is a great continent in the Ant-
arctic region. The South Pole itself
is on a mountain or plateau two
miles above sea level. It is believed
that there are areas in the An-
arctic continent that may be free of
snow and ice during the brief period
when the sun shines twenty-four
hours a day, and Byrd thinks there
may be animals and vegetable life in
these tracts. Intresting geological
and mineralogical discoveries are also
among the possibilities. He is accord-
ingly taking ten “ologists” along with
him to explore the regions to the
right and left of the camps as the ex-
pedition moves toward the Pole.
The South = Pole, discovered by
Amundsen, was also reached by Scott,
who perished, however, before he
could get back to his ship. Shackle-
ton came close to the Pole. But their
expeditions failed to reveal all that
is to be learned concerning the Ant-
arctic continent. There is much of
importance yet. to be ascertained
and there is little doubt that Byrd and
his associates will make valuable con-
tributions to geography and other
———The United States editors trav-
eling abroad are having nearly as
good a time as Mark Twain’s “Inno-
cents” enjoyed about half a century
——China is moving forward along
the line of civilization. The rickshaw
coolies in Hankow are on a strike.
—State, city and hospital authorities are
probing the typhoid fever epidemic among
nurses at the Altoona hospital, Mrs. Helen
Louise Morgan, 23, student nurse, dying
today. Five other nurses are ill with ty-
phoid, one seriously.
—In a daylight robbery, two youthful
highwaymen held up a driver of a Colonial
ice cream truck on Friday on Chemical
road between Ridge and Germantown pikes,
three miles east of Norristown, and fled
in an auto after taking more than $200
from the driver.
—Attacking her husband with a stove
poker, which she’s alleged to have used with
telling effect, Mrs. Margaret Ceachman, of
York, Pa., is in the York county jail
awaiting a hearing before Justice of the
Peeace Albert H. Shettel, on charges of
assault and battery. The charges were
preferred by the husband.
—Entering the bedroom of 15-year-old
Clara Borchick, at Shenandoah, on Sunday
Peter Gulick, 35, fired a bullet from a pis-
tol into her left breast as she slept and
then turned the weapon on himself, dying
almost instantly. The girl is in a critical
condition and it is feared she will not re-
cover. Clara’s younger sister was in bed
with her at the time, but was uninjured.
—While frying an egg at his home in
Orviston, last Friday, Corman Dietz, 10
years old, undertook to hurry up the fire
with kerosene when the flames leaped up
into his face and ignited his clothing. His
brother, John, in attempting a rescue, suf-
fered a blistered face and hands. Neigh-
bors beat out the flames, but Corman died
Friday night in the Lock Haven hospital.
—An order declaring John T. Reinzel, of
Clarion, in contempt of court for ignoring
a court order, was issued on Tuesday by
Federal Judge F. P. Schoonmaker. The
court order had ordered Reinzel to make
complete distribution of the estate of M. C.
Shannon, of Clarion. Reinzel had been
appointed receiver of the estate after
bankruptcy proceedings. A warrant for
his arrest was ordered issued.
—Hopewell township, York county, in
which there has been trouble for several
weeks over the testing of cattle for tuber-
culosis, necessitating the aid of state police
to maintain order, has been put under a
general quarantine by the bureau of ani-
mal industry of the State Department of
Agriculture. No cattle will be permitted
to enter the township except under certain
conditions. All cattle in the township for
dairy purposes must be tuberculin tested.
—A healthy steer, weighing 1,000 pounds,
dressed slaughtered in the abattoir of
Clarence G. Rhoads, New Berlinville, dis-
closed to the butchers a most unusual col-
lection of junk. When the butchers ex-
amined the stomach of the steer, they were
surprised by its size and weight. It con-
tained the following articles: Eighteen
nails, three pieces of wire, a steel wash-
er, 18 pebble-stones, one screw, one nut,
one piece of shrapnel and two 45-caliber
bullets, never discharged.
—William W. Milliken, of Lewistown, is
the next candidate for the Carnegie hero
mdal. Milliken in company with his wife
and children were sitting along Jacks
creek near the “swimmin’” hole eating
their supper last Thursday. He noticed a
young woman struggling in fifteen feet of
water. He jumped in and after a hard
struggle brought her to shore, more dead
than alive. After being resuscitated the
young woman entered an automobile and
motored away without giving her name, {
—Henry Laird, of Monessen, arrested on
a disorderly conduct charge, happened to
remember after he had been placed in a
cell that a motion picture was being
shown that he wanted to see. He reached
through the bars, tested the lock and
found that it had not been fastened. Then
he walked out of jail and went to the show.
His absence discovered, the police began
a search throughout the city for him.
After seeing the picture Laird returned to
his cell and was there when the desk ser-
geant made a visit to the lockup.
—A boarder in an Allentown hotel on
Monday night spread several blankets on
the floor of his room and lay down after
fastening one end of a cord to the trigger
of a shotgun and the other end to his
big toe. With a convulsive kick he pulled
the trigger—and ducked. The charge from
the gun passd harmlessly by his head and
lodged in the wall, and the indignant
landlord summoned the police. Now the
would-be suicide is a lodger at police
headquarters, pending disposition of his
case. His name is John Risedreteit. He
is 52 years old. Ill health is blamed for
his attempt.
—When John Keedash, a street sweeper
69 years old, was admitted to Allentown
hospital on Saturday, for treatment for
heat prostration, there was astonishment
when the usual search revealed $3250 in
cash in his clothes. Keedash is a German
who came to America when 16 years old
and as a street sweeper ‘has been a land-
mark. He lives alone in a two-room shack
and nobody judged he had wealth. In a
pocket was a small bundle tied with thread
and tangled string which contained the
money in $5, $10 and $20 bills and one $20
gold piece, Judging by the condition and
the dates on some of the bills, it was evi-
dent that the man had been saving the
money for a number of years.
—When a big truck owned by an Allen-
town contracting firm ran away on Sat-
urday and hit one of the grand old cherry
trees at Cherrytree, the eight men aboard
received more than a bump. The collision,
which demolished the tree, aroused a
monster swarm of bees that made their
home in the hollow trunk. They seemed
a million in number and they angrily
made for their disturbers on business
bent. Some of the men made surprising
records as sprinters, but all were stung.
Two Cherrytree girls taking a stroll
shrieked that men were about to attack
them, only to find out what really was
doing when the bees came along. Some
passing motorists also were victims.
—Officials in the Department of State
at Harrisburg have announced receipt of a
number of inquiries relative to the incor-
poration of air transportation companies
and landing fields. The majority of the
proposed companies stated that they de-
sire to engage in both mercantile and pas-
senger business. Department officials
said that air transportation companies
would be required to have the approval
of the Public Service Commission the
same as other similar companies. They
also will be requested to have the approval
of the new State Aeronautics commission,
created under legislative enactment of
1927. The commission which is to regulate
aeronautics in Pennsylvania was named
last month by Governor Fisher but prob-
ably will not organize until next month.