Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, June 15, 1928, Image 1

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    “one that will give
Demons adn
—Anyway, we have this much to
say for Mr. Hoover. He’s the first
man the Republican party ever put
up for President who isn’t sure that
he has been a citizen of the United
States and a member of the Repub-
lican party all his life.
—Next week will mark the middle
of the year 1928, so far as issues of
the Watchman are concerned. My,
how time flies. It seems that our
Christmas week holiday was only yes-
terday and here our Fourth of July
cessation from work is but two weeks
—Tax payers will be interested in
knowing that another way of spend-
ing their money has been devised.
The standard milk ordinance of the
State provides for a paid milk inspec-
‘tor in each municipality. We tip off
those who haven’t yet gotten onto the
public payroll that here is a possible
. —We note that it was at the sug-
:gestion of the District Attorney that
‘a county detective at a salary of fif-
teen hundred dollars a year has been
appointed. This could be construed
as a cry for help from Mr. Love.
Whether it is or isn’t we leave to the
determination of those who know
more about what Centre county needs
than we do.
—Mellon is a financier, Vare is a
politician and that perfectly explains
why the Philadelphia boss was able to
steal all the thunder from the Secre-
of the Treasury at Kansas City. It is
illuminative of the power of the prac-
tical politician that a man whom the
Senate of the United States wouldn’t
admit to a seat was able to precipi-
tate the nomination of the standard
bearer of a great political party.
—It seems to us that Mrs. Worth-
ington Scranton did not say a thing
that a self-respecting person would
be overly proud of when she ':re-
marked, at Kansas City, that “We of
the Keystone State will vote as An-
drew W. Mellon tells us.” Since the
venturing of Mrs. Scranton into the
moil of Republican politics in Penn-
sylvania we have regarded her as a
woman of more or less force, but since
her Kansas City utterance we are
forced to revise that opinion.
—It is said that the State admin-
istration is opposed to all but one of
the proposed amendments to the con-
stitution of Pennsylvania. When we
heard of this state of affairs we
‘thought that for once we were in ac-
«ord with the powers that be in Har-
risburg for we favor only one of
‘them. They prove to be different
ones, however. Harrisburg wants the
:amendment to permit the State to id
‘its own printing passed. We want the.
ran > State College eight
million dollars passed. .
—President Coolidge refused to
:sign the Muscle Shoals bill because it
might bring the government into
competition with private business en-
terprise. The development of those
:great natural reseurces by the gov-
ernment might have given farmers
‘fertilizer a little cheaper and users of
electric current a slightly lower rate,
but that seems undesirable in the
President’s mind. If it is against pub-
lic policy to bring the government in-
to competition with Big Business by
what manner of reasoning can Mr.
«Coolidge justify the government's
competition with the little business cf
the country in printing envelopes.
—At State College, on Monday, we
‘talked with a northern Republican
who has lived in Louisiana for nearly
thirty years and remains immune to
Democracy. That, in itself, is an in-
teresting revealment, for most Re-
publicans who remain in the South for
a long time either become Democratic
-or soft-pedal on their political affilia-
tion. This friend of long years stand-
ing travels over Louisiana, Georgia
and Mississippi so we asked him what
his impressions are as to what the
Democrats of those States will do in
the event of the nomination of Al
Smith, for President. Before replying
he swept us with a glance that just as
much as said you poor fish. Then he
.said. “There are a few, of course, who
won’t vote for Smith, but the rank
-and file of the Democrats down there
.are going to vote for him, if he is
nominated, and so far as I have been
.able to observe there is nothing to
:substantiate the bunk that Senator
Heflin is flooding Congress and north-
ern papers with.
—We have long been of the opin-
ion that there are times when the
truth serves the purpose of lying bet
ter than a lie itself. Since our con-
fession last week that up to that time
we hadn’t caught a trout large enough
to keep we are confirmed in the con-
viction. No less than eight of our
readers have actually accused us of
lying, since they don’t believe it pos-
sible that we have had such poor luck
this season. We didn’t care whether
anybody believed the confession or
not. The matter whether we catch
or fail to catch trout is not an im-
portant one. What we are trying to
get across, however, is that often, if
you want people to disbelieve sonie-
thing tell them the truth. Human na-
ture is so suspicious that there are
circumstances under which it won't
believe the truth. Especially is this
so when someone pumps you for in-
formation that they have every rea-
son to believe you won’t divulge.
Their amazement at candor is so
great that they at once conclude that
you are lying to them.
21 A EXN
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VOL. 73.
NO. 24.
Mr. Coolidge’s Curious Reasoning.
On the same day that President
Coolidge vetoed the farm relief bill
he approved a measure providing for
a substantial subsidy for ship build-
ers. In his message vetoing the farm
relief bill he said it was a device to
benefit one group at the expense of
other groups. In the same message
he urged farmers to rely on tariff
taxation on agricultural products for
relief. He was opposed to the Mus-
cle Shoals bill and allowed it to die
in his hands because it would put the
government into competition with pri-
vate enterprise. Yet the shipping
bill, which he approved, does pre-
cisely the same thing in exactly the
same way. It creates a corporation
and provides it with capital to ope-
These are some of the peculiar
things which make President Cool-
idge’s motives inexplicable. He made
no objection to the price-fixing of ag-
ricultural products during the war,
and all the leaders of his party,
especially Herbert Hoover, endorsed
that procedure. But the price-fixing
then was not for the benefit of the
farmers. It was intended to and did
restrain the farmers from charging
exorbitant prices to the purchasing
agents of foreign governments who
were not only compelled but eager to
buy at any price. The armies on bat-
tle lines and in trenches had to be
fed, and this country was the only
source of supply. In the absence of
a fixed price the farmers might have
pyramided profits.
The President’s mind seems to run
invariably in favor of corporations
and against the farmer. He suggests
tariff taxation on agricultural pro-
ducts as a panacea for farmer’s trou-
bles. If he knows anything about
economics he must know that tariff
taxation can’t help the farmers for
the reason that very few agricultural
products are imported, and tariff ben-
efits only accrue to those in compe-
tition with imported commodities. Be-
sides a tariff tax on farm products
would be promptly followed by in-
creased tariff schedules on manufac-
tured goods and the only effect would
be to increase ‘the price of both to
without material advan-
tage to the producers of ‘either.
—Senator Borah has modified his
demands for prohibition in the party
platform. He finally decided that any-
thing the compromisers offered is
good enough for him.
The Party Boss in Full Flower.
The striking feature of the Repub-
lican primary campaign for President,
in Pennsylvania, now happily or un-
happily ended, was the development
of the party boss in full flower. The
late Judge Black once said that Dem-
ocrats will not tolerate a boss but the
Republican party could not exist
without one. The records of parties
in this State fully justify this state-
ment. No Democratic boss has ever
prospered while the Republican party
has never conducted a campaign with-
out a boss. After Cameron came
Quay and after Quay, Penrose. These
bosses were not altogether alike in
methods but exactly similar in pur-
pose. Cameron was “easy,” Quay
subtle and Penrose dominating.
Each of these bosses had his trou-
bles and there were sporadic erup-
tions now and then and here and
there, to challenge their titles. But
the present boss, Andrew W. Mellon,
enjoys undisputed control, not only of
the actions but the thoughts of every
individual and element of the party.
Congressional caucuses have assem-
bled and in more or less positive fig-
ures of speech declared independent
purpose. Sub-bosses like Vare and
Grundy have voiced preference for
candidates, and newspapers like the
‘Philadelphia Inquirer and Ledger
have indulged in mild gestures of
freedom of speech. But with a sim-
ple wave of the hand Boss Mellon has
brought them cringing to his feet.
Ten years ago Mr. Mellon was a
money grubber in Pittsburgh with no
knowledge of practical politics. He
probably had never attended a con-
vention, National, State or county, in
his life. He was a Republican be-
cause he had acquired millions
through the operation of tariff taxa-
tion and may have contributed a trifle
to the campaign funds at intervals.
In 1921 Harding made him Secretary
of the Treasury and he became in-
fatuated with the job. He had the
requisite qualifications both for the
service and the environment. He un-
derstands “addition, division and si-
lence” and these virtues or vices ap-
pealed to the “Ohio crowd.” But his
title as boss is ascribable to his big
bank balance.
—If Boss McClure, of Delaware
county, selects the successor to the
late Congressman Butler it is a safe
bet that prohibition will get the worst
of it.
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President Coolidge Serves Monopoly.
There is no great surprise in the
information that President Coolidge
has allowed the Muscle Shoals bill to
die in his hands. By this course he
has kept faith with the Electric Pow-
er trust. That organization Spent
hundreds of millions of dollars to pre-
vent the passage of the measure and
as an obedient servant of monopoly
Mr. Coolidge could do nothing’ less
than make its investment good. In do-
ing so he has betrayed the farmers and
sacrificed the consumers of electric
i power throughout the country. ' But
i that is a matter of little concern to
(him. His obligations, official, political
rand social, are to Big Business, and
i the killing of the Muscle Shoals bill
was the acid test of his fidelity.
The government spent in the neigh-
borhood of $80,000,000 in the ¢on-
struction of the plant for the manu-
facture of explosives for use in the
World war. With the end of the war
the need for the plant ceased. But
it was found that at small expense it
could be converted into an enterprise
to manufacture fertilizers and create
| expenditures.
electric forces at much lower cost
than the trusts charged to consumers.
The Muscle Shoals bill provided for a |
corporation under government control .
to make such uses of the plant. It!
meant competition with the trusts for |
fertilizers and electric power and the
saving of millions of dollars annual-
ly to the users of those commodities.
President Coolidge “chose” to serve
Senator Norris, of Nebraska, has
raised the point that the action of the
President validates rather than de-
feats the measure. The constitution
declares that “if any bill shall not be
returned by the President within ten
days, Sundays excepted, after it shall
have been presented to him, the same
shall be a law in like manner as if
he had signed'it, unless the Congress
by their adjournment prevents its re-
turn, in which case it shall not be a
law.” Senator Norris contends that
Congress is at present in recess and
not adjourned. But the chances are
that the opposite opinion on the sub-
ject will be adopted. The high priced
lawyers of the trusts would hardly
aligw the agent _of their clients 48 go.
he. :
—~Mayor Mackey, having returned
from Europe, says his job is in Phil-
adelphia, and it may be assumed that
nothing short of an invitation to
speak in London would take him
Hoover's Keen Business Sense.
The successful operation of the no-
torious steam roller at Kansas City
confirms Mr. Herbert Hoover's repu-
tation as a keen business man. He
invested a good deal of money in the
enterprise, considerably more than all
the other candidates of both parties
ventured, but he placed it wisely.
There is rocm for doubt as to the ex-
pediency of his more or less expen-
sive campaigns against “favorite
sons” in Ohio, Indiana and West Vir-
ginia for the reason that even if he
had won the victory would have been
at the expense of dangerous hazards
in the future. But the bulk of his
slush fund was sent to the South
where delegates to a Republican con-
The proceedings of the preliminary
committee on credentials of the Kan-
sas City convention completely justi-
fies Mr. Hoover’s discrimination in
placing his money. It might be un-
just to others to bestow all the credit
for wisdom in this matter on Mr.
Hoover. Rush Holland, a protege of
Harry Daugherty, and Bascom Slemp,
of Virginia, experts in commercial
politics, were at his elbow at every
turn in the tide, and they may have
influenced the course of the golden
flow. But in any event the fact that
Mr. Hoover gained sixty votes and
lost only two in the contests for
Southern seats is substantial evidence
that the “boodle” was properly placed
to bring home the bacon.
Of course there was some danger in
the operations of the steam roller. It
involved a general recognition of the
“lily white” organization in the
South, which is a meagre force at the
general election. All or nearly all
the delegates thrown out are negroes
and represented the dominant Repub-
lican element of that section. Slemp
and Holiand may have reasoned that
their party has no possible chance of
carrying either of the States con-
cerned. But a carefully organized and
efficiently managed revolt of the col-
ored voters of the South might cause
a considerable disturbance in Ohio,
New York, Pennsylvania and Dela-
ware, where the colored vote cuts a
big figure.
—Of course it would have been em-
barrassing to the President to tell the
world that he objects to the Muscle
Shoals bill because the Power trust is
vention are marketable commodities. !
against it, so he just let it die.
New Jersey Posts a Wholesome Sign.
Former Governor Edward C.
Stokes, of New Jersey, was an inter-
esting witness before the Senate
Slush Fund committee the other day.
He was a candidate for the Republi-
can nomination for United States
Senator in that State, at the recent
primary, and was defeated by Hamil-
ton F. Kean. In a subsequent state-
ment Mr. Stokes ascribed his defeat
to the excessive use of money by his
opponents. The Senate committee
thereupon summoned all the candi-
dates to present a statement of their
Mr. Kean testified that
he had spent $49,000; another candi-
date, Joseph H. Frelinghuysen, spent
$48,000 and Mr. Stokes spent $14,-
609.44. The other two candidates have
not given figures as yet.
Mr. Stokes made no direct charge
of fraud in his testimony but declared
there were excessive votes in some
districts and what might be termed
zero returns in others; that Mr. Kean
has been running for the office for
four years and “he did not.think men
would do for nothing what they had
been doing in Kean’s behalf during
that time.” In other words he held
inferentially that the expense of
maintaining an organization for four
years should be added to the sum ac-
knowledged to have been spent during
the brief period of active campaign-
ing immediately before the vote which
would probably raise the aggregate
to a figure that might reasonably be
called excessive.
But the interesting feature of Mr.
Stokes’ testimony was his description
of the methods practiced in Republi-
can primary campaigns in New Jer-
sey. He said “it had reached the
point in New Jersey when he entered
the race the first question was, ‘is the
old man going’ to shell out?’ Public
sentiment,” he added, “is demoralized
with politicians following the man c®
wealth; the machine controlling the
voters and money controlling the ma-
chine.” That is precisely the fact in
Pennsylvania, Illinois and every other
State in which the Republican party
has complete control. But when Re-
publican leaders openly admit that “a
poor man cannot run”. for office it
may be taken as a wholesome sign.
—It is plain that Coolidge was the
first choice of a large majority of del-
egates in the Kansas City convention,
so that whoever gets the nomination
will be a “second choice.”
League of Women Voters Will Picnic
The League of Women Voters will
hold a picnic at the home of Mrs. W.
A. Ferree, Oak Hall, today (Friday).
Those who have in the past attended
one of these gatherings and enjoyed
the hospitality of Mrs. Ferree and
her family will wish to again be pres-
Miss Lucille Buchanan, one of the
State organizers, will speak on
“When will women be politically
wise?” and Mrs. Arthur Cowles, of
State College, will tell of the plans
for a county library. Sandwiches,
biscuits, cake and fruit are all that
will be needed besides the bountiful
supply Mrs. Ferree will give. Take
only a small portion of one of the
All women whether members of the
League or not, are cordially invited.
For further particulars inquire of
Mrs. Robert Mills Beach, Bellefonte.
Telephone 158.
—Since being sworn into office, the
first Monday of January, Judge Flem-
ing has increased the salary of the
judge’s private secretary $300 a year;
the salary of the juvenile court of-
ficer $120 a year; appointed a pro-
bation and parole officer at $2500 a
year and expenses, and now a county
detective at $1500 a year, which
makes a yearly overhead of almost
$5000. And up to the present
time Mr. Wilkinson, the probation
and parole officer, has collected and
turned over to the County Commis-
sioners a little over fifteen hundred
dollars, but a good part of the above
sum would probably have been paid
in anyway.
—Bill Vare insists on “issuing a
statement” on some subject on every
occasion. Somebody ought to tell him
that his opinions are of no value on
any subject.
—OQur esteemed friends, the Ath-
letics, have been slipping lately. Con-
nie would better get a grip on himself
because those Yankees are heartless.
—Will Hays didn’t attend the Kan-
sas City convention but he'll probably
have a conspicuous place on the Slush
Fund committee.
—Uncle Andy is not as hard-boiled
as some people think. He allows Bill
Vare full freedom in everything ex-
cept voting,
Soa haar
Will Disregard the Supreme Court’s
{ From the Philadelphia Record.
It is gratifying to learn that, de-
spite the fact that the United States
| Supreme Court recently gave the
stamp of its approval to wire-tap-
‘ping by Government agents as a
' means of obtaining evidence in crim-
inal cases arising under the Volstead
act, the telephone companies will not
give their sanction to any such inva-
sion of private rights. President J.
S. McCulloh, of the New York Tele-
phone company, is quoted as saying
that that corporation “will not know-
ingly permit tapping or other inter-
ference with its telephone wires.
Whenever it comes to our notice that
attempts to do so are made we will
take such steps as may be necessary
to remove such interferences and to
protect the privacy of our subscribers
in their use of our telephone service.”
A similar statement has been issued
by the Chesapeake & Potomac Tele-
phone company, which serves Mary-
land, Virginia, West Virginia and the
District of Coumbia.
Presumably this will be the attitude
of other telephone companies through-
out the country, and Federal snoop-
ers will find no encouragement from
them in their attempts to violate the
liberty of the citizen guaranteed by
the Constitution. This decision of the
Supreme Court was one of those un-
fortunate 5-to-4 pronouncements that
carry no moral weight whatever, and
that are of dubious legality. Of
course, so long as they stand they
must be respected as being the law
of the land, but everybody knows that
a change in the membership of the
Court may bring .in a Justice who
may side with the dissenting four,
and that if the matter is again
brought before the tribunal the pre-
vious minority may be converted into
a male and the decision be re-
versed. e question, therefore, re-
mains in abeyance, as it were, liable
to conflicting interpretations and con-
firming ‘the average person in his be-
lief that a decision contingent upon a
single vote, and reflecting no well-
settled conviction of the Court as a
whole, may be disregarded because of
the doubt in which it is involved.
This, at least, seems to be the view
of the telephone companies, and their
position will strengthen the current
impression that the Supreme Court
pretext for withdrawir
from a position: that is obnoxious to
the American people as a whole. Pro-
hibition Commissioner Lowman says
self of the Court ruling, except in ex-
treme cases of necessity, He may,
indeed, never attempt to take advan-
tage of a decision so manifestly mis-
Their Own Medicine.
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The Southern railroads, which cut
rates for the coal industry of their
section to nullify an Interstate Com-
merce decision giving a 45-cent dif-
ferential to Northern coal operators
in the Lake cargo case, are now rais-
ing a cry of alarm. They fear a
“ruinous rate war.” The Northern
railroads also went into the rate- cut-
ting business. They did for the coal
operators of the North what the
Southern roads did for those of their
fields. The great difference is that,
while the action of the Southern roads
would have defeated an Interstate
Commerce decision, the differential
set by the latter is being upheld by
the Northern roads.
The Louisville and Nashville,
speaking for the Chesapeake and
Ohio and the Norfolk and Western
as well as for itself, says that any
greater differential than 25 cents a
ton against the Southern fields would
divert most of the Lake cargo trade
to Pennsylvania. Precisely—because
the market naturally belongs to Wes-
tern Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.
The 25-cent differential, by which
coal was hauled in some cases hun-
dreds of miles for nothing from the
Southern fields, caused a heavy loss
to this section by diverting trade to
the South. That is simply what this
whole Lake cargo fight is about. The
South has been attempting, by freight
rates upon an artificial basis, to cap-
ture and hold trade that belongs to
Pennsylvania and Ohio operators.
This section is fighting to recover and
hold its own.
The “heavy loss” that the Southern
railroads and coal operators fear
would, in the opinion of the North-
erners, simply be a return of what
was taken unjustly. In fact, the rates
discriminating in favor of the South-
ern coal fields are viewed by many
as the main factor in upsetting the
whole bituminous industry. They
stimulated the opening of mines that
were not needed and operated as a
subsidy in other cases for economic
ventures. They kept up mines that
paid poor wages and forced the clos-
ing of a number that were paying
high wages.
—What the agricultural plank in
the Kansas City platform really
means is “the farmers be damned.”
—The Republican idea of relieving
agriculture is to put a prohibitive tar-
iff on rutabagas.
——The Watchman gives all the
news while it is news.
erred in its decision and would do well
to find a : awing
he has no intention of availing him- |
—The cornerstone of the new Lock Hav-
en High school was laid Friday afternoon
with fitting ceremonies. Names of the
graduating class of '28 were placed in the
stone as well as the names of the school
—Hazel Gloss Weaverling, accomplice
and common-law wife of Charles Lovell,
of Huntingdon, who is under sentence of
death in the electric chair for the murder
of John Paul Drake, in Mount Union, on
April 6, was on' Monday, sentenced by
Judge Thomas F. Bailey to the Glen Mills
school, girls department, as an incorri-
—James J. Hand, of Burnham, an in-
spector for the State Highway Depart-
ment, engaged on the Freedom avenue
project and living at the Y. M. C. A, re-
ceived a bronze medal and an award of
$500 in cash from the Carnegie Hero Fund,
for saving from drowning Jacob M. Kint-"
zel, at Paradise, Lancaster county, August
3, 1926.
—One of Penn State’s extension poultry-
men has been selected to assist at the
Cornell University poultry judging school,
June 25 to 30. He is John Vandervort, a
graduate of Cornell and formerly exten-
sion poultryman in Illinois. The judging
school gives an intensive course in culling
and selection of hens and roosters for egg’
—William H. Shaffer, 30, of Northum-
berland county, was killed instantly last
Thursday when a circular steel saw on
which he was cutting wood, burst and cut
him almost in haif. Shaffer, who is mar-
ried and the father of one child, had been
cutting firewood at the saw mill at Chap-
man, about twelve mniiles south of Sun-
bury, when the accident happened.
—With the death of Jesse Sterner, a re-
tired farmer of Codofus township, York
county, it has been discovered that he is
survived by 194 direct descendants. The
man died in his 94th year. Seven chil-
dren, forty-seven grandchildren, 120 great-
grandchildren and twenty great-great-
grandchildren survive. He was the father
of one set of twins, grandfather of two
sets, and great-grandfather of three seis.
—Learning of plans to remove her to a
sanitarium near Pottsville following a
nervous breakdown, Miss Amelia Lauer,
75 years old, leaped to her death from the
fifth-floor window of her apartment in the
Wayne hotel, on the Lincoln highway,
Wayne, shortly before noon last Friday.
She occupied an aaprtment in the hotel
with her nephew, George Gugert, an artist,
who was not at home when Miss Lauer
ended her life. Miss Lauer was a member
of a wealthy Pottsville family.
—Justus Beach, 60, a wealthy resident
of Sabinsville, a small village about four
miles from Westfield, Tioga county, shot
and killed his wife with a rifle at their
home on Sunday and then turned the gun
on himself, inflicting a wound which
proved fatal. The tragedy was discovered
by a boy who went. to the house to de-
liver milk. The body of Mrs. Beach was
found lying across the bed with a shot
through her heart and Beach was found
lying on the floor with a shot through his
—Tourists’ maps showing the latest
highway routes of the Commonwealth have
been receievd from the printers by the
Highway Department, but will not be dis-
tributed to the public until the State hign-
ways ares marked “with ‘their mew route
numbers. A great number of the hign-
ways of the State have been renumbered,
but as yet have not received their new
markings. As the map is marked with
the new numbers, it cannot be distributed
until they correspond with those along
the roads.
—Edward Murray, aged 40, a patient,
was killed and superintendent Dennis A.
Mackin, of Retreat insane asylum, in Lu-
zerne county, was seriously wounded, on
Monday, when Vincent Gaughan, aged
50, another patient, ran amuck. Superin-
tendent Mackin attempted to save Mur-
ray’'s life when Gaughan started firing a
revolver which other patients said he had
kept hidden in his cot for several weeks.
Two bullets passed into Murray’s brain
and he died instantly. Another bullet
struck the superintendent in the abdomen.
.—Prepared’ to celebrate the Fourth of
July, 12-year-old Robert Sload, of Colum-
bia, with a dozen giant torpedoes in his
hip pocket, fell with such force that the
torpedoes were exploded, tearing a hole
nine inches in diameter in the flesh and
shattering all the muscles. At the hos-
pital surgeons removed the burned flesh
and hundreds of small pebbles, after
which they administered antitoxin to
guard against tetanus. The lad’s condi-
tion was reported serious, and should he
recover he will be crippled for life, it is
—Stepping too close to the whirling pro-
pellor of an airplance from which he had
just alighted, Daniel Murphy 23, was ta-
tally injured at a flying fieid at Mt. Pleas-
ant, on Sunday. The accident was wit-
nessed by 4,000 spectators gathered to wit-
ness a parachute jumping performance.
The exhibition was called off. Murphy
bad just completed a 15-minute flight as
a passenger. As he left the plane, Pilot
A. Reginsky tried to warn him of the pro-
pellor. Noise of the motor, however,
drowned his shouts. Murphy's skull was
crushed and his body mangled.
--Fifty young men are expected to at-
tend the short course for cow testers at
the Pennsylvania State College, June 18
to 23, according to C. R. Gearhart, super-
visor of cow testing in the State. They
will get an intensive training to fit them
for positions now available in associations
of the State. There now are 78 groups
at work, an increase of 13 since January
1. Fayette and Blair counties started new
associations June 1, and organizations have
since been started in Berks and Dauphin
counties. The latter is a reorganization of
the only group to discontinue work dur-
ing the past two years.
.—Harding J. Conway, of Woodland, who
was taken into custody at the Clearfield
postoffice on April 25th, when he attempt-
ed to pass a stolen money order blank,
was sentenced to spend two years in At-
lanta penitentiary after pleading guilty
in Federal court at Pittsburgh last week.
He was taken to Atlanta on Tuesday.
Conway stole a number of money order
blanks and a letter containing a check for
$500 from the postoffice at Bigler on March
28th. After failing to get the check cashed
in Tyrone he remailed it to the payee and
went to Clearfield in an attempt to cash
one of the stolen money orders which he
had filled out. He was apprehended there
by the astuteness of Ward Shaffer, a clerk
in the postoffice and was taken to Pitts-
burgh for trial.