Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, November 23, 1928, Image 1

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Boi itd
“Dead men tell no tales,” so it is
perfectly safe to blame the Vestris
tragedy on Captain Carey.
—If Al Smith is alive in 1932 and
is not drafted by the Democratic par-
ty for its standard bearer his next
best friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt,
will probably have developed into po-
tential presidential timber.
—Farmers are hauling water in
Centre county while out in the mid-
west they are fleeing from 't. If our
party was in power our Republican
friends would be blaming it for the
scarcity here and the floods there, but
we're going to heap coals of fire on
their heads by going so far as to ad-
mit the possibility that neither Mr.
Coolidge nor Mr. Hoover has anything
to do with the vagaries of precipita-
—Come easy, go easy. A College
township farmer who is supposed to
have cleaned up ten thousand dollars
by opening a toll road-way through
his farm while a highway bridge was
in course of construction, knows the
truth of the old epigram. The other
day his farm hand gave a calf he had
paid two hundred dollars for to the
butcher who called for a “dunghill”
that had been sold to him by tele-
phone. :
—The correspondent with whom we
offered to share our political comfort
last week comes back with the charge
that we are a socialist: One of those
fellows who wants to divide up every-
thing he hasn’t any of. And that re-
minds us of a plaint that the depart-
ed Al Roberts habitually voiced. In
speaking of a certain distinguished
citizen of the town, also departed, Al
said: “He never has anything for you
when you need it and is always want-
in’ to give you something when you
don’t want it.
—An eminent and fearless Judge
of the Courts of Philadelphia county
says that the Director of Public Safe-
ty down there ought to resign. The
Director in question is responsible for
‘the police of that city and the whole
world knows what has been found out
about police and crime in Philadel-
phia. Mr. Vare, however, steps into
the controversy and says, in sub-
stance: Director Davis will not re-
sign and the Mayor dare not remove
him. In Philadelphia, evidently, gov-
ernment is of the people, for the peo-
ple and by Vare.
—1It is possible for a free people to
vote themselves completely into the
power of those whom they chose to
govern them. While the office hold-
ing class in this country has not yet
reached proportions that could or-
ganize to perpetually perpetuate it-
self who can say that the future holds
no such possibility. With the spirit
of development and the idea of pa-
ternalism rampant government de- |
pendents are multiplying by the
thousands, annually. Each one of
them controls a few votes and it is
not mere fancy to say that the time
might come when the constantly wid-
ening circle will reach out far
enough to completely control elections
under the present system in this
—A rumor that intrigues us is one
to the effect that recently a
boot-legger, with a thirty-six thous-
—Members of the Lock Haven motor
club who are arrested for driving while
intoxicated will receive no aid from the
club. A recent announcement said that
while the club was ready to lend assist-
j ance in cases of accidents and other dif-
: ficulties, its stand for safety on the high-
| ways precluded a helping hand in the
case of a drunken driver.
—An explosion of 100 25-pound kegs of
black powder in a roll milling steel plant
of the Du Pont Powder company at Lau-
i rel Run,near Wilkes-Barre, last Friday,
! destroyed the structure and caused dam-
age estimated at $30,000. Two men, Lewis
VOL. 73.
Governor Smith’s Valedictory Story.
Governor Smith’s address to the
American people, delivered in New
York last week, was characteristic.
It was the expression of a candid,
courageous and resourceful leader. It
conveyed no feeling of resentment or
desire to evade responsibility. Gov-
ornor Smith accepts the result of the
election without complaint and with-
out dismay. He sees in it “that the
Democratic party is alive, a vigorous
and forceful major minority,” and de-
clares “the Democratic party to-day
is the great liberal party of the na-
tion. It leads the progressive thought
in all the country. It holds out the
only hope of return of the fundament-
al principles on which the country
was built and as a result of which it
has grown and thrived.”
The mission of the
party is not to win victories but to
help the people. It is not unreason-
able to say that this has been ac-
complished in some measure in the
campaign just ended. The fourteen
and a half million votes cast for
Governor Smith for President may
admonish the successful party against
policies and practices of the past eight
vears which have brought shame and
disgrace to the country. That in it-
self will be achievement of ines-
timable value to the people. And that
is not the only source of satisfaction
in the vote for Governor Smith. It
proves that the Democratic party is
not only alive but is increasing in
strength and steadfast in purpose.
Such a force under such leadership
cannot be slighted.
Governor Smith is neither a sniper
nor a dodger. He may have been dis-
appointed in the result of the election
but he cherishes no spite. He appeals
for fair treatment of his successful
antagonist in the contest. “It will
not do,” he says, “to let bitterness,
rancor or indignation over the result
blind us to the one outstanding fact
that above everything else we are
Americans no matter what party we.
aligned ourselves with on election
day. Our concern should be for the
future welfare, happiness, content-
ment and prosperity of the American
people.” In pursuance of this senti-
ment he asks all the people to support
the President-elect. “He is entitled to
i a fair opportunity to develop a pro-
gramme calculated to promote the
welfare and best interests of the
Mr. Vare may be boss of Phila-
idelphia but most of his followers are
likely to be in prisons or fugitives be-
fore he fully recovers.
Beck Fights for Fraud.
James M. Beck, of Washington, is
still trying to break into Congress as
and dollar cargo, was held up
just outside of Bellefonte and had to
give up twelve hundred to get on with
his contraband. Not having that
amount in ready cash he is said to
have come in to town, put up a hand-
full of loose diamonds as collateral,
procured the money, paid the agents!
who held him up and went on his way. !
If you can imagine a boot-legger with |
a caravan of three Cadillac cars and
thirty-six grand in liquor without
twelve hundred in cash then you!
might well believe the story and start |
nosin’ around to find out who held
him up, who loaned him the twelve
hundred and who got it.
—The proposal presented to coun- |
cil Monday evening that a milk in- |
spector be ‘employed by the borough :
should be of utmost interest to every |
resident of the town. In bacterial
count milk is probably far and away |
the dirtiest commodity offered for |
daily consumption. There is no such |
thing as perfectly clean milk. Even |
the high grade products of the ex-
tra-fancy dairies that produce certi- |
fied milk contain enough bacteria to
scare the life out of the lay consum- |
er, were he to know the count and be- |
lieve that every bacillus spells infer)
tion of some sort. Everybody wants
of Pennsylvania.
Representative of the First district
On dubious tech-
nicalities he occupied the seat dur-
ing the first session of the Seven-
tieth Congress against a contest
which is yet undecided, based upon
non-residence of the district. At the
spring primary this year he was re-
nominated by the Vare machine and
by the unofficial returns appeared to
have been elected by seventy major-
ity. The official count reduced this
figure to fifty and his opponent ap-
plied to the courts for the opening
of the ballot boxes in several divisions
of the Seventh ward upon the ground
that substantial errors had been made.
Judge Harry S. McDevitt and Judge
Edwin O. Lewis, composing the re-
turn court, after hearing arguments
of counsel disagreed upon the ques-
tion at issue. Judge Lewis denied the
application and Judge McDevitt hand-
ed down a decision granting it and
fixed Friday morning for further
argument. An appeal was made by
| counsel for Mr. Beck to the board of
| judges, but that body refused to in-
terfere. Thereupon Mr. Beck’s law-
yers announced the purpose to appeal
Judge MecDevitt’s action to the Su-
preme court of the State. Judge
Lewis based his opinion on the inef-
milk as reasonably free from con- ficiency of the petition and absence of
tamination as possible.
approve the proposal, others will pro-
test it and still others will wonder
why it is necessary to add another
official to the borough payroll.
Some will |
We |
must admit that some ground can be
jurisdiction. Judge McDevitt held
“that public policy demanded the
opening of the boxes.”
Mr. Beck, and those whose willing
instrument he seems to be, loudly pro-
fess to favor honest elections and
found for this latter state of mind. | fair returns of the vote. But their
Already there is the State Pure Food
Department, with its inspectors con-
stantly on the go. There is a State
health officer located within five miles
of Bellefonte. And the town has a
secretary of health and a health of-
ficer, as well, both of whom are draw-
ing salaries regularly for work that
probably doesn’t take up ten hours of
their time monthly. So, whilz we all
agree that clean milk is most de-
sirable, there might be an honest di-
vision of opinion as to the means of
getting it. Rather than encourage
such a multiplicity of officials coun-
cil might help the property owners
who have to pay them by working out
a plan that would secure the desired
service without any more outlay than
is being made now.
(action in resisting the petition to
open the boxes in the Seventh ward,
where fraud or substantial errors are
believed to have defeated the candi-
date honestly elected, and elected the
candidate justly . defeated, belies
their pretenses. If mo fraud has been
committed or errors made there can
come no harm to Mr. Beck by re-
counting the votes under the super-
vision of the courts. The fact that
Mr. Beck objects to this “acid test”
of the question is substantial evi-
‘dence that he knows fraud has been
committed and hopes to profit by it.
The first real step toward
! stabilizing aviation has been taken. A
conference for the discussion of fin-
ances has been held.
Democratic !
Monopoly Moving Forward.
The smoke of the recent political |
battle had scarcely blown away when
the logical results of the election of
Herbert Hoover began to reveal
themselves. On Saturday last, the
daily newspapers carried two signif-
icant stories dated New York, Nov.
14. One stated that “bankers, finan-
cial promotors and ultility managers
today sat in sub-committees complet-
ing the plans for one of the biggest
‘electrical power mergers in history.”
The other stated that “negotiations
which eventually hope to bring about
the combination of four steel com-
panies into a corporation with assets
of more than $250,000,000 are now
under way, it was learned today.” Big
business is in the saddle and is pre-
| paring to ride down all opposition.
The electric power merger, accord-
ing to the programme, “will include
, practically the entire power resources
of up-State New York and Pennsyl-
vania. Ever since the election of
Herbert Hoover with his announced
policy of private control of power,”
the narrative continues, “the giant
merger which connects the Morgan
and Mellon interests, has been a fore-
gone conclusion. Properties worth
well over a billion dollars will be
brought together by the combination
and the interconnection of power lines
will make one giant power pool
stretching from beyond Niagara Falls
to Southern Pennsylvania.” Small
enterprises will have little chance in
competition with this gigantic mo-
The proposed steel combination is
equally powerful in its field. It in-
cludes the Atlas Steel corporation, the
Ludlum Steel company, each enjoy-
ing a monopoly in certain lines; the
Central Steel corporation, the Repub-
lic Iron and Steel company, the Trum-
! bull Steel company and the Steel and
Tube company, Incorporated. All of
these concerns specialize in high class
. tool steel and in no respect interfere
with the business of the United
States Steel corporation or the Beth-
ilehem Steel company. But when
i these giant combinations are‘effécted.
and these monopolies are established
| the business of the people will be put
‘under tribute to pay unearned boun-
ties to the conspirators.
i —Albert Ottinger has finally ad-
mitted that he was not elected Gover-
nor of New York. He has not only
| done this, but he has assured Franklin
' D. Roosevelt that he can carry out all
'of Ottinger’s plans for the govern-
ment of the Empire State without
{fear of being charged with plagiar-
Ottinger the nice
lism. Isn't Mr.
Vare Reasserts His Leadership.
Mr. Vare’s dramatic gesture at
| Atlantic City, on Sunday, is a matter
fof more than local significance. His
| resumption of the leadership of the
:Vare machine in Philadelphia is quite
unimportant. Even with the vastly
.increased Democratic vote in that city
1it may mean a reformation of lines
and a restoration of control of the
‘municipal government in substantial-
‘ly the old way. But that is not the
‘purpose DMr. Vare had in mind when
he said to a group of politicians “I
still am boss.” His vision was soar-
ing above and beyond the city limits.
He was contemplating State-wide con-
trol of the Republican party of Penn-
sylvania from a seat in the United
States Senate.
The defeat of Herbert Hoover, or
even a material decrease of the Re-
publican majority in Pennsylvania,
would have meant a requiem to Mr.
Vare’s hope for even an ill-fitting
jority acquired largely in the rural
districts where machine methods are
not in practice or popular favor, has
planted in his mind a confidence that
with the increased party majority in
the Senate and the reassertion of
leadership in his home State, he may
duties of the office which he bought
and paid for at an enormously high
rating in 1926. To achieve this re-
sult the Wilson contest will have to
be thrown out.
No doubt that was the thought that
City convention to force the Penn-
sylvania delegation, in advance of the
balloting, to declare for Hoover. It
was the turning point in the contest
and inevitably left a feeling of grat-
itude in the heart of Mr. Hoover. The
was simply ‘“cashing-in” on expecta-
tions. The big majority in the State
will be appraised as a popular en-
dorsement of the previously discred-
ited political machinist and justify
ercising what power he can command
in favor of seating Vare. The big-
oted Democrats who voted for Hoov-
er helped Vare amazingly.
—Bill Vare declares that he is
still boss of Philadelphia. But he
got a pretty rude jolt on election day.
Senatorial toga. But the million ma-
be allowed to qualify and assume the |
influenced Mr. Vare at the Kansas
gesture at Atlantic City, on Sunday, |
Mr. Hoover, in his own mind, in ex-'
NOVEMBER 23. 1928S.
~~ Scramble for the Surplus.
The Governor, according to current
gossip in Harrisburg, “expects a
scramble” for shares of the surplus
during the coming session of the Gen-
eral Assembly. State Treasurer Lew-
is estimates that at the close of the
fiscal year, June 1st, 1929, there will
be approximately $25,00,000 in the
State treasury. This is an enticing
lure for hungry, not to say avaricious,
politicians. The failure of the sever-
al bond amendments to the constitu-
tion will afford excuses for all sorts
of demands
though the party machine will control
the distribution of the favors and
place the money “where it will do the
most good” for the party, it antici-
pates a good deal of trouble.
The Highway Department will ask’
for a considerable slice of the sur-
plus and as Governor Fisher favored
the adoption of that amendment it is
believed that that department will get
about what it wants, It is whispered
about the capitol corridors that an
increase in automobile licenses and
gasoline tax will be necessary unless
the Highway Department is well pro-
vided for. The Welfare Department
also appears to stand in high favor
and Governor Fisher estimates that
$10.000,000 ought to go to buildings
for that department. The reforesta-
porters and the State armories are
people, is State College.
The party bosses have been for
some time indulging the hope that in
view of the surplus it might be possi- | field, if it can be purchased at the
ble to reduce taxes at least a trifle,
without impairment of their plans. | will mean a permanent institution for
But in anticipation of the impending
“grabfest” that expectation hasbeen
abandoned. Economy is a poor cam- :
paign argument anyway, as recent |
incidents have shown. There is |
more likelihood of a tax increase than
decrease. In any event it is a safe.
bet that there will be no surplus at |
the end of the next biennium, and the !
next session of the General Assembly |
viti ‘be a continuous orgie of appro-
priation grabbing. The machine has
the power and the money. |
—If the recent election was a “wet”
and “dry,” referendum the dries won.
But we can’t quite get the idea of the
victory celebrants. We have seen an
unusual number of drunks on the
street since election day and know !
most of them voted dry.
Doe Hunting Season Will Open in
One Week. :
| The doe hunting season—for doe |
it is to be according to the latest rul-
ing of the State Game Commission—
will open one week from tomorrow
and the slaughter of the female of the
species will be legal for a period of
fifteen days. While there have been
many arguments, pro and con, on the
advisability of killing off the does,
and vigorous protests have been made
to the Game Commission against its
ruling to do so, there is a strong
probability that when the time comes
many of the old-time hunters will
take a crack at one.
As proof of this fact it can be cit-
, ed that county treasurer L. L. Smith
has issued over eight thousand spe-
cial doe licenses, which is evidence that
a good many men have a doe in mind.
Practically all the hunting clubs in
Centre county are making their plans
to go into camp during the open sea-
son for deer, and as it will be against
the law to kill bucks the only thing
they can shoot is doe, unless they put
in their time hunting bear, raccoon
and rabbits.
While eight thousand doe licenses
have been issued to hunters who ex-
pect to go on the trail in Centre coun-
ty mountains Mr. Smith still has on
hand about five thousand, as Centre
county’s total was a little over thir-
teen thousand. j
| ——The new Premier of Rumania,
Juliu Maniu, proposes to establish “a
government of the people, for the
people and by the people,” which will
‘be “a noble experiment” in the Balk-
| ans,
| ——It’s hardly worth while to wor-
ry over the future of Al Smith. A
man of his ability, integrity, courage
and industry may be depended upon
to take care of himself.
——Lloyd George says “the na-
tions are sharpening their knives on
the stones of the temple of peace.”
Wonder if the Coolidge speech inspir- |
: ed that metaphor.
——European newspapers interpret
Coolidge’s Armistice day speech as
notice that Hoover will follow the
same policies as his predecessor.
| ~—The President-elect is off on
his good-will tour and he carries with
him the best wishes of all American
for appropriations and ,
, tically at cost, and which should be
‘used on the day of the celebration,
( ; . I , ten any time and placed in the post-
tion project has some influential sup--
Last in the favor of poli-
ticians, but first in the minds of the |
+ on Arbitration
vas Friday Herbert Beezer
Searfoss and William Haven, who were
in the building, escaped. Cause of the
"explosion has not been determined.
—George M. Wertz, former representa-
tive in Congress from the Cambria county
district and for the past 30 years a prom-
inent figure in Cambria county politics,
died on Monday. Wertz, a Republican,
was elected to the State Senate and at the
ed as county commissioner. In 1908 he
was elected to the State Senate and at the
close of the 1911 session was elected presi-
dent of that body. He also served as coun-
ty controller and was elected to Congress
'in 1922,
—Activity of a family of beavers is
causing residents of Sunbury concern.
Unless a halt is called, the town may be
flooded. The outlet to a pond was blocked
by the beavers, causing the water to rise
several feet. Railroad men removed the
debris. The beavers made repairs. The
war has been going on for weeks, the bea-
vers repairing the dam every time it is
destroyed. Since it is against the law to
kill the beavers, the officials are in a
—Two more strips of land purchased by
agents of the New York Central Railroad
company from the Price Estate and the
T. B. Bridgens farm west of Lock Haven
between the Susquehanna river and the
(avenue of that name, bring the erection
of a low grade line connecting Chicago and
New York through Lock Haven and Keat-
ing, just a little nearer, and brings the
amount of land in that section purchased
by the railroad for this purpose last sum-
mer to $25,000.
—Tripping over a floor obstruction while
engaged in household work, Mrs. Alex-
ander Conton, 80-year-old Trevorton resi-
dent, met death when she stumbled into a
huge tub of scalding water. Writhing in
pain, but unable to help herself from the
| vessel, the aged woman lost unconscious-
ness and died a few minutes after her
husband, who is an employee at the col-
liery, had returned to the house and found
her in her torturous position. Coroner
Fisher is conducting an investigation.
—Mayor Joseph Cauffiel has abandoned
his attempt to enforce the closing of all
business establishments in Johnstown on
Sunday. The mayor on Friday issued a
statement renouncing his intention of en-
| forcement of the “blue laws.” He also de-
| nied having made statements to that ef-
| fect, notwithstanding that the city police
| officers, carrying out his orders, had no-
tified proprietors of drug stores, gasoline
‘service stations and others that they must
keep their places closed om Sunday.
—Hugh Vail, 47, committed suicide uf
Altoona, last Friday in a dramatic relig-
ious setting. Vail, who had been ill since
1921, prepared for bed, fixed a mirror so
he could see his face, placed a lighted
candle and a crucifix on a chair and, with
a Bible in one hand and a revolver in the
other, shot himself through the head.
Vail's body was found by his wife, Mar-
garet. She and one daughter survive. The
family were making preparations to re-
turn to their old home in Philipsburg.
—Twelve shool teachers who talked too
much and too loudly in their balcony seats
at a Uniontown theatre during sessions of
the Fayette county institute on Friday
were ordered from the building by County
Superintendent John 8. Carroll. The sup-
erintendent previously had warned them
to be quiet. In addition to ordering the
"12 talkative teachers from the building as
he pointed them out in the audience Su-
perintentent Carroll informed them they
would receive no pay for their week's at-
tendance at the institute.
NO. 46.
Bellefonters Should Boom Airmail
The committee appointed by the Ki-
wanis club to arrange for a proper
celebration of the tenth anniversary
of the establishment of an airmail
field in Bellefonte, and of which Geo.
, T. Bush is chairman, is anxious to
have Bellefonte people, and mer-
chants especially, waken up to the
fact that it is another good oppor-
tunity to advertise the town, and
should not be allowed to pass unheed-
Mr. Bush has already received over
four hundred letters from persons and
firms away from here to be mailed in
Bellefonte that day, and Bellefonte
business men should also take ad-
! vantage of the opportunity to leave
the outside world know that they are
still alive and kicking. The Postof-
fice Department has already recog-
nized the steps that have been taken
toward a celebration to send Mr.
- Wadsworth, general superintendent of
airmails, here to confer with the com-
The Kiwanis club will soon have
for sale specially designed envelopes
and cachets which they will sell prac-
December 12th. Letters can be writ-
office for mailing that dav. Such
letters, however, should be dated De-
cember 12.
While it may not be generally
known it is a fact, nevertheless, that
the Department of Commerce is con-
. sidering taking over the Bellefonte
right price, and should this be done it
Bellefonte and with the establishment
of air passenger traffic may develop
into a first-class station.
A Double Significance.
From the San Francisco Chronicle.
The appointment of Ambassador
Henry P. Fletcher as secretary-gen-
eral of the Pan-American Conference
and Conciliation is
significant in two directions. It is
evidence of the importance which
Secretary Kellogg attaches to the
conference opening in Washington
next month. On the other hand, the
appointment is a deserved tribute to
one of the country’s diplomats who
has won his way from the foot of the
ladder by sheer ability.
Ambassador Fletcher is pre-emi-
nently a “career man.” Politics has
been no factor in his advancement in
the service. Republican and Demo-
cratic administrations alike have rec-
ognized his ability and entrusted him
with important and delicate missions.
Henry Fletcher was a court sten-
ographer in a little Pennsylvania
town when the Spanish War broke
out. The manner of his getting into
the Roosevelt regiment was typical
of his tact and persistence. When he
arrived in Washington he saw that
the roster of the Rough Riders was
filled and that all applicants were be-
ing dismissed with a kind word but
a firm refusal. He took himself out
of the line and went to the very foot.
When he got to Roosevelt there was
no other applicant waiting. This
gave Fletcher a chance to talk to the
great man and persuade him to add
one more to the roster.
The friendship thus formed got
Fletcher an appointment to a legation
staff when Roosevelt became Presi-
dent. Fletcher worked his way up
through the grades until he was made
Minister to China. Later, as Ameri-
can delegate successively to several
Latin-American countries, he became
an outstanding figure in that field.
President Wilson sent him to Mexico
at the most tangled and threatening
period of our relations with that Re-
In the Harding administration
Fletcher was made under Secretary of
State to get the benefit of his tact
and knowledge during the Washing-
ton disarmament conference. His ap-
pointment to Italy was a reward for
services rendered. Calling home the
Ambassador to a first-class European
power to participate in a an Annet
can Sisoussion 13 Tiss). 1 eas ' gasoline problems by using pulverized
forth-coming conference. It also tells coal or even such odd explosives as pow-
a pleasant story of the development dered rice husks, was explained to the sec-
: i bitumin-
Tr ermanent ond international conference on
Emeriss Sims ds of P ! ous coal at Pittsburgh, on Monday, in a
paper by Rudolph Pawlikowski, general
manager of the Kosmos Company Gorlitz,
s Germany. Pawlikowski described the suc-
idrove his new Studebaker coupe cess of tv combustion engines built
up to his home, on east Curtin by his company and operated experiment-
street, and left it stand on the drive- | ally for several years. The present need
way while he went into the house. A | for such engines, he thought, is confined
hard gust of wind started the car and, to countries with plenty of coal, but lack-
with no brakes on, it ran down the ing the rich oil deposits of the United
driveway, through the open door of States.
the garage, ploughed through the rear | —Trapped in a burning bedroom in her
wall and ended up in the lower lot, home in Philteniis ux Mavguret Dus
| gan, 24, was burn 0 death early las
2 badly wrecked ar | Friday, and her husband and their two
| small children were injured. The fire, be-
: lieved to have started from an overturned
' oil stove, swept to the second floor through
!a circular hole in the ceiling, cutting off
| the family’s escape before they were
forms have already been ordered. aroused. Samuel Dugan, 35, saved the
The West Penn Power company has ' children by dropping them from a second
{also decided to uniform its meter floor window to a cousin of Mrs. Dugan,
readers. | who is a boarder at their home. He then
! leaped to the ground, where he believed
tea : ' his wife had already made her way. Mrs.
—If it is news you are looking for pygsan’s body was found beneath a burned
take the Watchman. | mass of blankets and bed clothing.
—Houses were umroofed, trees uprooted.
wires levelled, and hundreds of windows
smashed by a furious wind and rain
storm that struck sections of Wilkes-
Barre on Monday. On Hazle street, the
main artery leading to Ashley and Haz-
leton and other points to the south, roofs
of several buildings were torn off and dis-
play windows were smashed in practical-
ly every business place from the Jersey
Central tracks to Ashley. Heavy damage"
was also wrought in the Newton section
and Ashley. Parrish street and the
heights section of Wilkes-Barre also suf-
fered severely.
—_ Beaten and bruised, the body of Hm-
ma Alley, 16-year-old Syrian girl, was
found lying in a stream of water four
miles from her home in Shenango town-
ship, Lawrence county on Saturday, by a
searching party. Her head had been plac-
' ed beneath the surface of the water. Get-
ting out of her bed and dressing hurried-
ly the girl left her home Friday night
when an automobile drove up in front and
sounded the horn. When she did not re-
turn in the car after several hours her
parents asked neighbors to join them in
a search which resulted in the finding of
her dead body Saturday morning.
—A possibility of solving motorists’
——A court order was issued dur-
ing the week requiring all court offi-
cers to appear in uniform at the De-
cember sessions of court. The uni-