Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, June 29, 1928, Image 1

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    —It’s been a hot week in Houston,
Texas, but politicians prosper in high
. —Pennsylvania exported $290,497,-
974 worth of products during 1927,
‘but that isn’t an unfailing sign of
- —Next week you’ll have surcease
from this. We don’t know how you'll
feel about it, but, as for us, we're
mighty glad.
—Hoover wants the farmer vote,
but he won’t guarantee to “keep the
hand of privilege out of the farmer’s
pocket and off his throat.” ;
—The conspiracy to dead-lock the
Houston convention failed and the ef-
fort to defeat the nominee of the con-
vention equally futile.
—The five Yale graduates who are
going to cross the Atlantic in a 78-
foot schooner are trying to prove that
the fools are not all dead.
—Four years ago the Republican
party promised farm relief and now
renews the note without paying any-
thing on the principal or interest.
—There is a widespread impression
that the tail of the Republican ticket
is stronger than the head, and the
tail will be expected to do most of
the wig-wagging.
—Incidentally, you might be inter-
ested to know that John C. Fremont,
the very first man the Republican
party ever nominated for President,
was a Roman Catholic.
—When the Pennsylvania prohibi-
‘tion delegates decided to vote for
Senator Reed, in the Houston conven-
tion, it is suspected Wayne Wheeler
kicked the top off his coffin.
—H. V. Dougherty seems to have
sized the situation up perfectly in his
appraisement of the Republican tick-
et. He says it is a kangaroo: ticket
—because it is stronger at the tail
than it is at the head.
—Elihu Root, than whom Republi-
cans point to no one with more pride,
is the gentleman who said that “Gov-
ernor Smith was the best informed
man” who sat in the constitutional
convention over which Root presided.
—~Charles Evans Hughes, who
might have been the Republican nom-
inee for President had he desired to
lead the forlorn hope, said in “The
Review of Reviews,” no later than its
June issue, 1908, page 607,: “In oth-
er lands Alfred E. Smith would have
been elevated: to the peerage, and
though in America. we have no titles
of nobility, we have something bet-
ter, an aristocracy of public service.”
. —This young Mr. Bailey, of New
+ Yoyky-whe. is petitioning ‘the court to
‘ "have the executors of his father’s mil-
lion dollar estate ousted because they
‘have “feloniously consumed” four
"hundred and fifty of the six hundred
and forty bottles of liquor that old
‘man Bailey had in his cellar, doesn’t
:seem to have the right idea at all.
What did he expect the executors to
do with it? Turn it over to him and
‘be forever condemned for having led
a young man to drink.
—It doesn’t matter who you are,
where you live or what your outlook
on life is we know that in the adver-
tisement of a bank, that appears in
this issue, is a “suggestion” that will
interest you. It isn’t philosophy. It
‘isn’t financial advice. It isn’t a plea
for patronage. It is just sound, com-
mon sense and the only practical way
we know of that presents itself as
perfect fulfillment of the hope ex-
pressed in that old song: “See That
My Grave is Kept Green.”
—Dr. Holmes is authority for the
statement that every human has six
‘billion brain cells. If a lot of them
“had sixty billion times six billion they
still wouldn’t have enough to register
the fact that a President can have
‘nothing to do with nullifying the
"Eighteenth amendment. That can on-
“ly be done in the tortuous manner in
which it was effected. Three fourths
of the States in the Union would have
to vote in favor of it before the
amendment could be changed either
as to the dotting of an “i” or crossing
a “ey
—For the sake of keeping the rec-
ord clear we want to remind Pennsyl-
vania Republicans that no matter how
rotten Tammany might have been in
New York city it was always a Dem-
ocratic official in Albany who uncov-
ered the crimes against the public
and punished them. Not so in Penn-
sylvania, however. If it hadn’t been
for Col. Jim Guffey and the late Sen-
ator Hall, both Democrats, who put
up the money to pay a young lawyer
so that the late William H. Berry's
suspicions might be substantiated,
Pennsylvania would never have
known of the rottenness in the build-
‘ing of her Capitol.
—In “Talks with the Editor” col-
umn this week Mr. Kerlin, of Centre
Hall, expresses, in no uncertain lan-
guage, his opinion of the editor of the
Watchman. This being our hour for
writing a column and forgetting that
‘we are also responsible for the policy
of this paper and everything’ that ap-
pears in it, we take the opportunity
to say that Mr. Kerlin, so far as we
have ever heard, is a very honorable
gentleman who has been quite suc-
cessful in running a poultry farm.
From the manner in which he has
gotten het up over what a Harrisburg
writer described as a bum sandwich
that he got in Centre Hall we are
piqued to the suspicion that it might
have been a fried egg sandwich.
ernor, prociiming
‘magnates dssembl
OL. 73.
Appropriate Form of Announcement.
At a dinner in honor of a large
group of utility corporation mag-
nates, in the executive mansion, Har-
risburg, on Monday evening, Gover-
nor Fisher rather theatrically . an-
nounced the reappointment of Mr. S.
Ray Shelby, of Uniontown, as a mem-
ber of the Public Service Commission.
Mr. Shelby was first appointed to the
Commission by Governor Sproul in
1919. In 1925 the Commission au-
thorized the Philadelphia Rapid Tran-
sit company to increase its rates in
the face of vigorous protest and with-
out hearing the complaints, whereup-
on Governor Pinchot attempted to re-
move Shelby on the ground that he,
with his associates, had violated their
obligations to the public, the purpose
of the Commission being to conserve
the interests of the people.
Mr. Shelby refused to vacate the
office, however, on the ground that the
Governor had no legal right to dimiss
him. He appealed to the courts and
after a prolonged period of litigation,
during which time Shelby occupied his
seat in the offices of the Commission
every day, and at the end of which
the Supreme court affirmed his claim
on the ground that “the Senate is
the actual appointing power under
the terms of the Act creating the
Public Service Commission and the
Governor merely designates names
which the Senate may vote to con-
firm or reject.” This was a direct
contravention of the popular and pre-
vious thereto legal interpretation of
the law. But it scored a substantial
victory for the public service corpor-
In view of these facts the method
adopted by Governor Fisher in an-
nouncing the reappointment of Mr.
Shelby was peculiarly appropriate
even if the appointment is a matter
of doubtful propriety. The heads of
most of the utility corporations were
assembled around a table “groaning
under the luxuries” of the earth, when
there appeared on the wall of the
chamber, not a mysterious inscrip-
tion as in the case of Balshazzar’s
feast, but an official letter of the Gov-
that their faithful servant has been
recommissioned and they may have
expectation of carrying on for ten
years more. There is no consterna-
tion, as has been reported on the pre-
vious parallel occasion, but all re-
rr — nema sn.
—The Kansas City platform mak-
ers were as silent on the oil scandals
as Coolidge and Hoover were on the
iniquities of the Harding administra-
tion. :
Kellogg Proposal Not Favored.
An esteemed contemporary ven-
tures the opinion that the peace pro-
posals of Secretary Kellogg are re-
garded much more seriously in Eng-
land than in this country. “They
have been widely debated, both in and
‘out of Parliament, and the trend of
opinion has been distinctly favorable,
even in the House of Lords,” accord-
ing to this very intelligent observer
of events. On this side of the water,
while the desire for permanent peace
is practically universal, the Kellogg
proposition has aroused comparative-
ly little enthusiasm. Congress prac-
tically ignored it altogether and the
public press has given it scant con-
sideration other than a fairly full
measure of publicity at the time it
was promulgated. ;
It is not because the people of this
country are indifferent on the subject.
In every section of the country organ-
izations are being formed for the
purpose, as our contemporary ex-
presses it, of “the discussion of the
peace question and the growing or-
ganizing of the country against the
militarism which has been one of our
dreadful heritages from the war.”
But the Kellogg proposition has not
greatly strengthened the movement
or considerably inspired hope of
achievement. On the contrary it has,
to some extent at least, been ap-
praised as a futile enterprise. The
commitments of all of the great pow-
ers and most of the smaller countries
make the multilateral plan impossi-
An important reason which alien-
ates public sympathy in this country
from the Kellogg proposal lies in a
widely diffused suspicion that it is not
a sincere gesture for peace. Every-
thing that could be hoped for from the
Kellogg scheme could be accomplished
through the medium of the League of
Nations, and would have been if the
United States had joined that organi-
zation. For reprehensible partisan
reasons Mr. Kellogg’s political asso-
ciates prevented such an affiliation
and there is a deep seated suspicion
that his present purpose is to weaken
if not destroy the League of Nations
by enticing members of it to betray
their obligations by offering sone-
thing which seemed equally good for
its purpose.
to the delighted
ed the glad tidings’
The Mellon- Vare Episode.
The New York Times, editorially
commenting upon the work of the
Kansas City convention, says that
“as soon as the hand of Secretary
Mellon had been forced, and it was
known that the Pennsylvania delega-
tion would be voted solidly for Secre-
tary Hoover, the result was certain
and the bloom of interest in what
might have heen an exciting contest
was off.” This is a surprising inter-
pretation of an incident that was vari-
ously construed as a bit of sharp prae-
tice upon the part of Mr. Vare and
an attempt to usurp the leadership of |
the Republican party of this State by
that tricky politician. The impres-
sion in Pennsylvania was that Mellon '
was for Hoover and intended to cast
the vote for him.
It has long been known that Mr.
Vare aspires to the leadership of the
party in Pennsylvania. He feels that
his ability’ to build up any majority
that is needed in Philadelphia entitles
him to that distinction. It is equally
well known that the country leaders
in various sections of the State have
been growing restless under the lord-
ly methods of Mr. Mellon. But few,
if any, of the party workers imagined
that he entertains a purpose of be-
traying the popular sentiment of the
party voters by employing the dele-
gation to prevent the nomination of
Hoover. The late Senator Quay could
have done that without much com-
plaint and Penrose might have been
able to “pull it off.” But Mellon is
too new in the game. :
In view of these post-convention de-
velopments it may be possible that
Another Hoover “Angel.”
Claimants to the distinction of pro-
curing the nomination of Mr. Hoover
seem to be multiplying. The latest
aspirant to the title of Hoover “an-
gel” is Mr. Alfred M. Greenfield, of
Philadelphia, and his “plans and spec-
ifications,,” as presented by the Jew-
ish Times of that city, include a claim
for a seat in the Hoover cabinet, “in
the event of a Republican victory,” an
improbable contingency. Mr. Green-
field had qualified for the service, we
learn from the same source, by exper-
ience as “the friend, ‘financial angel,’
and ally of Senator-elect Vare.” It
is of record that he contributed $125,-
000 or more to the Vare primary
slush fund in 1926, and to some ex-
tent managed that corrupt campaign.
Our esteemed Jewish contemporary
in an interesting article entitled “A
Jew Picks a Candidate for President,”
gives what purports to be an inside
: story of Senator-elect Vare’s decisive
stand on the [Hoover candidacy—a
jmove that figuratively left Secretary
Mellon, leader of the Pennsylvania
i delegation ‘holding the bag.” The
"narrative recites that the delegate
train had scarcely gone beyond the
limits of Philadelphia when Mr.
Greenfield and others began impor-
tuning Mr. Vare to join the Hoover
fans. “Speeding across Ohio the Phil-
adelphia Senator-elect was won over
after six hours of discussion and a
statement prepared, to be issued en-
route by Mr. Vare, unqualifiedly en-
dorsing Hoover.”
| These “inside” facts may establish
;a substantial basis for Mr. Green-
i field’s claim to a seat in the Hoover
Mr. Vare was really conserving the | cabinet “in the event of a Republican
interests of the Republicans of Penn-
sylvania in more or less surreptitious-
ly declaring that the Pennsylvania
votes would be cast for Hoover. Mel-
lon was the chairman of the delega-
tion ‘and it was his place to make the
declaration. But if he was “jockey-
ing” with the enemies of Hoover to
cast the votes for another candidate,
Mr. Vare had a moral right to cir-
victory.” But they certainly play
havoc with the previously
and widely accepted claim that Mr.
Vare was instrumental in influencing
the Pennsylvania delegation to vote
for Hoover on the first ballot in the
convention. If he had to be urged all
the way from Philadelphia to Ohio
and during six hours of incessant im-
portunity while passing through that
cumvent the purpose of a treacher-|State to support Hoover, he has no
ous leader. Moreover there are rea-|right to pose as a pioneer in the Hobdv-
sons to believe that
shares the opinion ‘that
happened. He has already had Vare
in conference with him and thus far
Mellon has not been.
—Don’t worry about the South.
That section will be all right in No-
vember. Spend your energies in get-
ting your own neighborhood to do its
full share in electing the Democratic
candidate for President.
The Constitutional Amendments.
It may be possible to meet the ex-
pense of some of the projects con-
| templated out of the current reve-
nues, as State Treasurer Samuel L.
Lewis asserts. There is a dangerous-
ly large surplus in the treasury at
present and so far as indications
point there is no probability of a dim-
inution in revenue receipts in the
immediate future. In view of that
fact it might be wise to delay approv-
al or defeat the constitutional amend-
ment providing for another loan of
$50,000,000 to the Highway Depart-
ment. The revenues accruing to that
department are large and might be
made to cover all the costs of con-
struction and improvements in high-
ways for some time to come.
But that fact is not a valid reason
for defeating all the pending amend-
ments. Dr. Krusen, of Philadelphia,
says “feeble-minded children in some
of the State institutions are com- |
pelled to sleep two in a bed by the
overcrowded condition and in some
instances beds are so close together
that to get to its own bed a child is
forced to climb over others. At an-
other institution mental patients are
forced to sleep on mattresses on the
floor. Figures for the last month
available show that in one hospital
twenty-six patients were sleeping in
hallways; sixty-seven in attics; 160 in
unsuitable fourth-story wards and fif-
ty per cent of the total number of pa-
tients in non-fireproof buildings.”
These conditions require immedi-
ate correction and however confident
Mr. Lewis may be that the rev-
enues are adequate to meet ordinary
demands no chances ought to be tak-
en of falling down on the obligation
to provide for them. The matter of
the forestry loan and that for the im-
provements of State College are
equally pressing for immediate con-
sideration. There is neither wisdom
nor economy in postponing such im-
provements and unless more substan-
tial evidence than Mr. Lewis has thus
far advanced is given for defeating
the amendments, these three, at least,
should be approved. Good roads, fit
asylums for the unfortunate and suit-
able provisions for educational pro-
gress should not be checked.
—Uncle Andy Mellon hasn’t spok-
en much about the Vare coup at Kan«
sas City, but according to rumors he
has given the subject much thought.
H "er ;adventure. Whichever horn of
EP Cs an he ‘elects to hang en Mr.
Vare is not the real hero of the con-
—Effective July first the State
Highway Department will take over
a little more than twenty-eight miles
of additional roads in Centre county.
The total will include four different
‘ pieces of roadways, and will include
i the road through the Narrows from
Millheim to the Brush valley road;
from Madisonburg to Peck’s store, in
Nittany valley; from Hublersburg to
Jacksonville, and from Moshannon to
Karthaus. While these roads will be
taken over officially by the Depart-
ment nothing will be done this year
toward improving them, although it
will be up to the State to maintain
them in condition for travel.
—One more month and the trout
fishing season for 1928 will be over,
and so far not enough record catches
have been made by any fisherman to
justify bragging about. A few per-
every few days and spend several
hours on the streams, have fared fair-
ly well in the total of their catches,
but the average fisherman who goes
out for an hour or two, morning cr
evening, has had little trouble dispos-
ing of all the trout he caught.
—A dispatch from Lewistown, on
Monday, stated that the members of
the borough council and other bor-
ough officials would make their fourth
annual tour, on Tuesday, to study
municipal government in other towns
in neighboring counties. Bellefonte
was mentioned as the first place to
be visited but if they came here they
must have gone right through the
town as nobody has any knowledge
of their stopping here to get any
pointers on municipal government.
—Centre county lost about forty
thousand dollars of State funds for
secondary road work because the
county commissioners did net believe
the condition of the county finances
would warrant an appropriation of a
like amount in order get the appro-
priation. Ten other counties also lost
the money originally credited to them
and the amounts were allocated
among fifty-four counties in the
S———— A ears.
—Colonel Stewart, of the Indiana
Standard Oil company, has been in-
dicted for perjury, but meantime Big
Tom Cunningham is being neglected.
—Mr. Shelby, having been reap-
pointed Public Service Commissioner,
the public service corporations may
fix their own rates in the future.
Cm————— ee ———————
—The summer capital seems to be
attracting much less popular interest
this year than last. Probably “there
is a reason.”
‘as the recognized lea
sistent fishermen, these who go out |
Tokio, and then by way of Siberia to
will be necessary at each destined
Pennsylvania in Political Limelight.
From the Clearfield Republican,
More than natural to read of the
split in the Pennsylvania Republican
delegation at Kansas City this week.
Andrew Mellon and William'§8. Vare
are two radically different types. Mel-
lon is not a politician as the term is
generally applied. All the 2 litics he
ows is of the brand backed } y great
wealth. He has been cantrolling
things in his party in Pennsylvania
for two years, or since the defeat of
former Lieutenant Governor Beidle-
man for the gubernatorial nomination
in 1926 and the subsequent defeat of
Harry Baker for State Chairman.
Vare was forced to go along with the
Mellons then because he was a candi-
date for the United States Senate,
having defeated the Mellon choice,
George Wharton Pepper at the pri-
He needed the Mellons and Grundy
and Fisher and everybody - he
could reach to be elected oyem-
ber of that year, when “Billy Wilson,
his Democratic opponent, t to
Philadelphia county line with forty
odd thousand majority against him.
Things are different now. Vare does
not need the Mellons so badly,
With Grundy he forced W. L. Mel-
lon out of the running for State chair-
man the past April and likewise the
alleged retirement of Eric Fisher
Wood from the executive committee.
“Bill” is still outside the United
States Senate. He wants in and picked
Herbert Hoover as the strongest can-
didate for the nomination. Neither
Curtis, Dawes, Lowden, Goff nor Wat-
son were very Stong for Vare being
seated. Vare’s friends even suspected
Senator David A. Reed, although Sen-
ator Reed did a lot of talking inside
and outside the Senate in behalf of
seating Vare. Si ;
Last Monday evening “Bill” went
to the front and declared in favor of
Hoover.. He knew very well he did
not stand alone ‘in’ the Pennsylvania
delegation, Joe Grundy was with
him; so also Governor Fisher, James
Elverson, of the Philadelphia Inquir-
er, and a number of others in addition
to the entire Philadelphia delegation.
It was pretty well" established that
the Hoover element had no less than
forty friends in the Keystone State
delegation of 79. - :
on watch
From now i
in the State. He will come home from
Kansas City feeling pretty chesty. On
the other hand the Mellon crowd had
all the biggest and brightest of their
tail feathers plucked out almost bru-
tally. Keep your ear to the ground
from now on until November and then
continue until Congress again meets
in December. Pennsylvania will be
very much in the political limelight.
Around the World in a Zeppelin.
From the Fhiladelphia Inquirer.
Arrival in this country of an officer
of the German Institute for Aeronau-
tical Development, to arrange for the
landing of the new German Zeppelin
LZ-127 at Lakehurst and at some
point in the vicinity of Los Angeles,
apparently is the prelude to a dra-
matic race for the achievement of the
first airship cruise around the world.
The British have been rushing their
gigantic new dirigible and are said to
plan a flight to the United States in
September which would be followed
by such a cruise, possibly a continua-
tion of the initial overseas venture.
The Germans have made no such
reservations. They are determined
upon a course which wili take them to
Lakehurst, the Pacific Coust, Hawaii,
pe. Mooring masts or hangars
stop, but many of these are already
available. There are reports that, if
all goes well on the transatlantic
flight, the commander of the dirigible
will attempt to make a non-stop flight
to the Pacific Coast, with Lakehurst
and other aviation fields in the Unit-
ed States as emergency landings in
case of trouble. Finally, it is sug-
gested that the start may be made
within the next month.
Viewing the fine performance of
the Los Angeles on her maiden flight
from Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst, it
seems entirely possible that the new
Zeppelin, which will be twenty per
cent larger and operated by more ef-
ficient motors and fuel, will be able to
double the best performance records
to date. She is destined eventually
for commercial service between Eu-
rope and South America as the first
of the long-visioned transatlantic air
cruisers. The British dirigible will
be put in service between I ondon and
Egypt, and possibly later will extend
her route to India and Austzalia.
ne freee
Fort Muncy.
From the Williamsport Sun.
. The Lycoming Historical Society
has announced an event which will
serve to impress dramatically upon
the minds of West Branch valley res-
idents the role which the pioneers of
this valley played in the Revolution,
when it dedicates a marker at the site
of Fort Muncy, near Halls Station,
on July 7. The occasion will com-
memorate both the erection of the
most important fortification in this
valley and the evacuation of the val-
ley in the “Big Runaway,” when the
settlers fled to what is now Sunbury
to escape the fate of the massacred
inhabitants of Wyoming, on tha
Y 3 ene.
—Four people have died in Westmore-
land county within two weeks from sleep-
over the apparent inroads of this strange
malady. . Wr
—~Stricken suddenly with a heart at-
tack while enroute to church in her son's
automobile, Mrs. Theresa Kessler, widow
of the late John C. Kessler, of Sunbury,
died Sunday evening about 6 o'clock. She
was aged 68 years.
—Heavy lens. of goggles worn by W.
L. Williams, a Pennsylvania railroad fire-
man, were credited with saving the man’s
life when he was struck by a bullet as
his train stopped at Leetsdale, near Ro-
chester, Pa., Sunday night.
—Downing Webster, 12, found an old
dry cell battery in the city dump, at Co-
lumbia. He attempted to connect it with
other. batteries and an explosion followed.
Large pieces of zinc were driven into
Webster’s chest and face and he is in a
hospital in a critical condition. A com-
panion, Henry Dinkle, 10, was slightly
—Peach Yellow, a disease which has
caused Pennsylvania peach growers con-
siderable concern in the past, has been
brought practically under control in this
State, according to the report for the
1927 season which has just been completed
by W. A. McCubbin of the Bureau of
Plant Industry of the Pennsylvania De-
partment of Agriculture. .
—One of the largest estates ever pro-
bated in Cambria county was entered at
the eourt house, at Ebensburg, last week,
in which Mrs. Ann 8. Barnes, widow of
Thomas Barnes, late of Barnesbore, left
a personal estate of $950,360.99 and real
estate at $7,000. By her will, Mrs. Barnes
left the entire estate in trust to her son,
John, of Haverford, Pa., and daughter,
Rachel, of Barnesboro.
—G@Gerald C. Fadden, Scranton million-
aire, is convinced that there is no such
thing as prohibition in Scranton. He told
court officials there that during the last
six menths his wife had been drunk more
than a hundred times. He testified on one
occasion his wife returned home so drunk
she broke every window in the front of
their home. The couple are listed among
the socially-elect of Scranton.
—Arrested with 25 undersized trout at
the Muleshoe reservoir Friday, James Ful-
der, Michael Cheflock and Horace ‘Spade,
all of Gallitzin, are in the Blair counfy
jail at Hollidaysburg, in default of fines
imposed by Samuel M. Irwin, Hollidays-
burg justice of the peace, at a hearing
Saturday. Spade was fined $250, Fuller
$130. and Cheflock $120 and the costs di-
vided. All were unable to furnish ihe
—While trying te remove a dangerous
rock formation to protect his workmen,
George Moul, 41, a foreman of the
Thomasville Lime and Stone company,
near York, Pa., was killed:last Friday. He
‘was. trying to pry loese a rock when the
entire ledge gave way and he was buried
under several tons of stone and earth. Mr.
Moul was only recently promoted to
foreman. He leaves a widow and three
—Trapped in the kitchen of her burn-
ing home, Sunday, Mrs. Rose M. Klouse,
45, Glenshaw, Allegheny county, called “a
warning to other members of her. family
and then perished in the blaze. Mrs.
Klouse, it was believed, was preparing
breakfast when the fire broke out. Aroused
by her screams, Klouse, his daughter,
Theresa, and his father, escaped by 2
front door. Failing to see his wife, Klouse
climbed back into the burning building
through a front window, but was prevent-
ed by the intense heat from entering the
kitchen. The origin of the fire was not
—Because she knelt in prayer before a
jury which later gave a verdict for $5723
against the American Express company,
Mrs. Anna O'Neal Slicker, of Pittsburgh,
must hear the case tried over again, a
new trial having beer granted the com-
pany by Judge Elder W. Marshall, of the
Allegheny county courts. Mrs. Slicker
sued the transportation concern, claiming
her name was forged to a $5000 express
company check in 1925 and that she never
received the money. Before going on the
stand to testify in her own behalf, she
kneeled to pray. Two tipstaffs immedi-
ately lifted her to her feet.
—An eighteen-ton bus of the line run-
ning. from Chicago to New York, carry-
ing 20 passengers, had a narrow escape
at 6.15 Sunday morning when the wheels
left the concrete roadway at Arch Rock,
four miles west of Mifflintown, plowed
through ten panels of fence, sideswiped a
score or more of posts and stopped with
the body hanging over an embankment
with nothing holding it except the strong
wire cable along the State highway. The
to the cause of the accident, and the pas-
sengers were taken through on another
bus summoned from Reading. They es-
caped with a shaking up and fright.
—Residents of Booneville, in Sugar val-
ley, near Lock Haven, have filed strenuous
objection to the sale of a church former-
ly used by the Evangelical denomination,
but unused since the Evangelical merger.
The church, which is more than half a
century old, is located in a cemetery, and
is in good repair. The Booneville natives
feel that it could be used in emergency
for a place to worship, or could be used
for a community hall. They claim that if
the old church were to be removed, the
cemetery would be neglected. A church
belonging to the Evangelical Association,
unused for several years, located in the
east end of the valley, was sold for a
hunting camp for the sum of $250 recent-
—Doris, Galt 11, was drowned and her
father, Robert L. Galt, 35, lost his life
while attempting to rescue his daughter
during a swimming party at Browns Dam
in the Conewago creek, near Hampton,
Adams county, Sunday afternoon. The
child had entered the creek accompanied
by her sister, 14, and Mary Sterner, a
friend, when Doris ventured into deep
water. Her father, hearing her cries for
help, jumped into the water, fully clothed,
to save her. He sank beneath the surface
of the water almost instantly. Galt was
an excellent swimmer and is believed to
have been seized with a heart attack. The
body was recovered at once and pulmoter
and ambulance called, but all efforts to
resusciate him failed. The body of Doris
was recovered two hours later, ten. fee:
down stream from the scene of the drown-
ing. The other two girls were not in
danger and waded to the bank of the
North Branch.
ing sickness, and some. alarm has been |
shown in many communities of the county ¥
driver refused to make any statement as .