Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, December 14, 1928, Image 1

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——Senator Couzens, of Michigan, .
-seems to be enjoying that justly cel- !
ebrated “last laugh” in full measure. |
—— Probably it was the malign in- |
fluence of witchcraft that gave the Re- |
publican ticket a big majority in York
county, last month.
——After a careful examination of
“the subject Governor-elect Roosevelt,
of New York, finds the Democratic
party very much alive.
—Mr. Hoover's good-will visit to
“South America has already made Bo-
livia and Paraguay feel so darned
good that they have declared war.
——Congress will be very busy
-during the short session but there is
danger that eagerness will defeat
many of the more important meas-
——President Coolidge is very anx-
ious to have the Kellogg peace pact
ratified though the consensus of opin-
jon is that it doesn’t amount to
—Maybe if chairman Raskob hol-
lers up the chimney Santa will slip
a millon and a half’s worth of oats in
the empty feed box of the Democratic
——Opposition to the confirmation
of Roy D. West, of Chicago, as Sec-
retary of the Interior, has developed
in the Senate and Mr. Insul may meet
with another disappointment.
——It has been decided that the
captain of the Vestris was respon-
.sible for the disaster and as he went
down with the ship the penalty will
be imposed in another world.
—The Christmas trees on the street
curbs are effervescent with Christ-
mas cheer, but we are wondering
whether they express the real spirit
of Christmas there quite as much as
they would were they placed in homes
that can have no Christmas trees this
—The amount of money you spend
for Christmas doesn’t count half as
much by way of making people hap-
py as the good-will you express for
your fellows. A smile and a cheery
word are something that money can’t
buy and that’s why they count for
so much.
—It has been planned that Presi-
-dent-elect Hooyer is to be sheltered
‘by a glass cage while watching his
coming inaugural parade pass in re-
view. Ordinarily, living in a glass
house is a very difficult and hazard-
ous situation, but it will be perfectly
safe for Mr. Hoover because there
won’t be many Irish in Washington
to throw stones on March fourth.
—It is interesting to note that the
Anti-Saloon League and the W. C. T.
U. are fighting the suggestion that
‘enforcement ‘of the Volstead laws be
transferred from the Treasury De-
partment to the Department of Jus-
tice. This is quite complimentary to
“Uncle” Andy Mellon. You know it
has been generally supposed that the
Secretary of the Treasury isn’t a
glutton for any work that would en-
force the prohibitory laws too force-
—The Democratic corpse of No-
vember is showing signs of coming to
life quicker than usual. In fact it’s
quite a lively cadaver already. When
we wrote our own obituary a few
days after the election, you will re-:
call, that we mentioned “a quicken-
ing spirit.” Well, its working already
and we hasten to serve notice that,
the Lord willing, we’ll be right on the
job, conjuring up the shades of Jef-
ferson, Jackson, Cleveland and Wil-
son, in 1932. And if we can find a
brown derby we think we shall wear
it, too,
—1It is natural that mothers should
have great ambitions for their daugh-
ters. Their prayers are always to the
end that their girls will marry better
than they did themselves. This is
not meant as a confession of failure
in matrimony on the part of the
mothers. It is simply an expression
of the eternal human hope of get-
ting on and up. Parents ever strive
to shield their offspring from the
hardships and disappointments they
endured themselves. Their boy and
girl must be given something better
than they enjoyed. And so it goes,
one generation after another, and
that is the process by which society
is builded up.
—No matter what the merits of the
case, it will be a long time before the
Game Commission of Pennsylvania
hears the last of the arguments over
the wisdom of legalizing the killing
of doe deer. Of course we don’t be-
lieve the contention of many that the
deer population has been set back
ten years by the wholesale slaughter
that has been made. We have been
interested, however, in two reports;
one of which seems to completely re-
fute the contention of the Commis-
sion that the deer have been dying of
starvation. It is to the effect that
every deer killed in this section has
been “rolling fat.” We have seen
many and all of them were in such
condition as to indicate that they had
not suffered for food. The other re-
port bears on quite another angle of
the situation. It gives color to the
Commission’s belief that there are
not enough bucks in the mountains
to maintain a proper sex balance.
Whether they know enough about
such matters to give credence to their
examinations we are not prepared to
say, but many hunters have told us
that few of the does they helped “cut
up” showed any signs of ever having
been bred.
VOL. 73.
As the time for the assembling of
the Legislature approaches the Re-
‘publican managers are beginning to
lay lines for the next gubernatorial
paign. No names have been men-
tioned for the nomination thus far
but it is an open secret that Joe
"Grundy has been grooming State
Treasurer Samuel S. Lewis for the
nomination. The Mellons are not
favorable to this disposition of the
favor but Grundy reasons that they
may be coerced as they were to the
support of Fisher three years ago
when the Bucks county boss demand-
ed his nomination. The activity, not
to say garrulity, of Mr. Lewis on the
question of revenues, during the past
year, is regarded, among the party
leaders as a symptom of Grundy’s
It is equally certain that former
Lieutenant Governor Edward E. Bei-
dleman, of Harrisburg, is a candidate
and Mr. Grundy relies upon this fact
to force the Mellons to support Lew-
is. Beidleman’s friends still believe
that he was counted out of the nom-
ination three years ago and are re-
sentful. Their impulse at the time
was to express the resentment by op-
posing the ticket but Beidleman in-
fluenced them against such a course
and has held the party in Dauphin
county to party loyalty during the
subsequent campaigns. The Fisher ad-
ministration retained a good many of
Beidleman’s friends in office as a sort
of “olive branch,” but it is declared
by those in his confidence that he has
not asked a favor from Fisher.
In the campaign three years ago
Vare and Beidleman “pooled issues”
and it is believed that in a contest
between Beidleman and Lewis next
Spring Mr. Vare will support his
former political partner. Lewis was
a district manager of the Pepper
forces in the previous contest and
said some very uncomplimentary
things about Vare and his qualifica-
tions for Senatorial service. More-
over Mr. Vare is not entirely satisfied
that Governor Fisher and the Mellons
did all they could for him while he
was trying to “break in” at the be-
ginning of the Seventieth Congress.
If Vare and Beidleman form an alli-
ance for the coming primary cam-
paign there will be plenty of excite-
ment and some uncertainty as to the
——During the recent campaign J.
Laird Holmes spent $809.43 to be
elected to a third term in the Legis-
lature, according to his expense ac-
count filed in the prothonotary’s of-
fice. The Republican county com-
mittee had contributions totaling $1,-
780 and expenses $1746.57.
Financing the Highway Department.
- State Treasurer Lewis persists in
his opinion that the revenues of the
State Highway Department will be
ample to finance the operations of the
department for the ensuing biennium
without increasing the gas tax or the
automobile license fees. The Secre-
tary of the Department urged the
adoption of the constitutional amend-
ment providing for a loan of fifty
millions on the ground that it would
be necessary in order to avert addi-
tional taxation. Since the defeat of
the loan Governor Fisher and officials
of the Highway Department, in dis-
cussing the matter, have been specu-
lating, more or less, on what subject
an additional levy might be laid. The
inference is that the revenues must
be increased.
Treasurer Lewis is not always sin-
cere in his declarations or accurate
in his estimates. But he has been
so long intimately associated with
the fiscal affairs of the State that he
ought to know what he is talking
about in this case. In a speech de-
livered in Hanover, the other even-
ing, he said that “the Highway De-
partment will have in each of the
next two years, just as much, in fact
more, money available for highway
construction, maintenance and admin-
istrative purposes from present re-
sources of revenue than was expend-
ed by that department in any one of
the years 1926, 1927 and 1928.” If
that be true it would be cruel and un-
just to levy additional taxes for the
use of the department.
Measuring the resources by the
percentage of increase during the past
three years on gasoline tax, motor
license fees and federal aid the High-
way Department will have at its dis-
posal during the next biennium $52,
760,000, which is more than was ex-
pended forall purposes during the
present period by the department, in-
cluding a three million dollar accom-
modation loan to the executive depart-
ment for building operations. Obvious-
ly,if what Mr. Lewis says is true,
there is no necessity for increasing
the tax on gas or the fee for motor
licenses. The automobile owners and
gas users of Pennsylvania have been
victimized enough. Tt is high time for
them to protest against palpable in-
justice. :
: 1
Republicans Preparing for Next Year.
NO. 49.
Coolidge’s Concern for Monopoly.
In his last annual message to Con-
gress President Coolidge distinctly
expresses his solicitude for the con-
tinued prosperity of monopoly.
Speaking of the Boulder dam project
he says, “I feel warranted in recom-
mending a measure which will pro-
tect the rights of the States, dis-
charge the necessary government
functions and leave the electrical
field to private enterprise.” This is
precisely what the water power trust
wants in the premises and has spent
hundreds of millions in propaganda to
achieve. It will bestow on the monop-
oly an unrestricted franchise to loot
the public indefinitely. Administered
in the interest of the people the pro-
ject would be an inestimable public
With respect to the Muscle Shoals
problem he is equally frank in favor-
ing the power monopoly. The gov-
ernment spent more than a hundred
million dollars in creating that prop-
erty for war purposes. With the end
of the war the necessity for it ceased.
But it could be easily and cheaply
converted into a plant for manufac-
turing nitrates and producing electric-
cal energy. But the fertilizer trust
and the electric trust objected to such
use of the property. It interfered
with their “strangle hold” of the con-
sumers of these products and Mr.
Coolidge obligingly recommends Con-
gress to lease it at a nominal rental
to one or both of these trusts. It will
be hard on the consumers but easy for
The President gives two reasons
for his attitude on this proposition,
alike insincere and absurd. “I wish
to avoid building another dam at pub-
lic expense,” he says; “nor do I
think,” he adds, “that this property
should be made a vehicle for putting
the United States government indis-
criminately into the private and re-
tail field of power distribution and
nitrate sales.” What he really means
is that he wishes to avoid competi--
tion with the trusts, which would de-
prive them of license to rob consum-
ers of electric power and fertilizers
to the end of time. The trusts have
paid nearly a billion dollars to pre-
vent such competition and .Mr, Coel=-
idge doesn’t want to see their money
——Bernard Shaw imagines that
an overdeveloped sense of humor pre-
vented his attainment of greatness.
A good many well informed people
ascribe his failure in that direction
to other causes.
The Important Movement.
gress has been inquiring into the
activities of the Power trust, has ask-
ed the United States District court
for the Southern District of New
York to order the Electric Bond and
Share company of that city to “open
its operating expenses ledger to the
Commission’s examiners and to re-
quire its officials to answer questions
concerning expenditures for propa-
ganda against government ownership
and its financial arrangements with
subsidiary and affiliated companies.”
If the court complies with this rea-
sonable request the subsequent opera-
tions of the Commission will be inter-
esting if not startling.
The petition to the court recites
that profits of the Electric Bond and
Share company depend, in part, upon
whether it uses its fees or commis-
sions for services above its expenses
including disbursements “to influence
or control public opinion on account
of municipal or public ownership of
the means by which power is develop-
ed and electrical energy is generated
and distributed, or since 1923, to in-
fluence or control elections.” It has
already been proved that vast sums
of money have been spent within re-
cent years for both purposes and the
intent of the petition to the United
States District court is to reveal the
source of the funds thus employed.
When Samuel Insul, of Chicago, con-
tributed out of the treasury of serv-
ice corporations under his control a
vast slush fund to buy a seat in the
United States Senate for one of his
servile agents suspicion was aroused
and an investigation demanded by
Senator Walsh, of Montana. The
Power trust and other service cor-
porations fought bitterly against a
Congressional inquiry under the di-
rection of Mr. Walsh but finally con-
sented to one by the Federal Trade
Commission. The result has been an
exposure of expensive propaganda
which has invaded the schools, touch-
ed the pulpit and debauched the pol-
itics of the country. The appeal to
the court may expose the source and
stop the evil.
——1If Mr. Hoover fulfills his prom-
ise to the farmers there will be an
early extra session of Congress. It
is practically certain there will be no
farm. relief legislation this session.
End of the Pinchot Code in Sight.
If present expectations are fulfilled
the coming session of the General
Assembly will expunge from the rec-
ords all that still remains of the work
of the Pinchot administration. In-
formation comes from Harrisburg
that Governor Fisher has prepared,
and intends to press to passage, a
measure or series of bills which will
completely displace the “Pinchot
Code.” That measure was Gifford’s
pet achievement, the monument of his
statecraft. It may not have been en-
tirely altruistic. In fact current gos-
sip at the time ascribed it to the sel-
fish if not sinister purpose of creat-
ing a potential personal political
machine. But by the skillful use of
patronage it was “pulled off.”
The Vare machine was not in sym-
pathy either with the measure or its
purpose. But Bill Vare occupied a
seat in the Senate at the time, was
deeply concerned about jobs for his
Philadelphia henchmen and Mr. Pin-
chot soon “had him eating out of his
hand.” After a somewhat prolonged
consideration the measure was enact-
ed into law and promptly approved.
In its subsequent operations it may
have disappointed the Governor but
was nevertheless a highly cherished
achievement. Now Governor Fisher,
for some unexplained reason, pro-
poses to have it repealed or so emas-
culated that as Mark Twain said of
the Innocents Abroad address to the
Czar of Russia, “its mother wouldn’t
know it.”
The announcement of the Gover-
nor’s purpose to wipe out this last
measure of the Pinchot administra-
tion has aroused a good deal of men-
tal speculation among those politi-
cians who are not exactly within the
“inner circle.” Some of them express
the belief that the complete elimina-
tion ‘of the code is contemplated,
while others imagine that amendments
will be made that will strengthen it
for use and in the service of the Mel-
lon machine. Of its adaptability to
such purpose there is no doubt, and if
Pinchot had promptly applied it to
hat use he might still be a figure in
e politics of Pennsylvania. But he
dallied with Vare in the hope of get-
ting-a seat in the National convention
of 1894, and lost out.
——Theodore Arter Jr., vice presi-
dent and general manager of the Al-
toona Tribune, has acquired the Jer-
sey Shore Herald and will have super-
vising charge of that paper in the fu-
ture, although he will continue in his
position on the Tribune. James H.
Brantlinger, who has been sports
editor of the Tribune, has been made
managing editor of the Herald.
i The Federal Trade Commission, |
which under the authority of Con-
Fisher Hoists the Danger Signal.
Governor Fisher has already hoist-
ed the danger signal against the
treasury raiders in the coming ses-
sion of the General Assembly. He
has issued an appeal to the heads of
the various departments “to keep
their budget recommendations for the
1929-1931 biennium within economi-
cal and conservative limits.” The sur-
plus grabbers are layng plans to get
that $25,000,000 which State Treasur-
er Lewis confidently predicts at the
close of the present fiscal year, and
the Governor’s admonition is simply
official notice that he proposes to con-
trol the distribution himself. The
surplus will be absorbed, all right,
completely wiped out. But he wants
it used for constructive purposes.
The Governor is rather proud of
the achievements of his administra-
tion along the line of public build-
ings. Progress on the north office
building has been rapid and substan-
tial and plans have been made and
tentatively accepted for the educa-
tional building to be located on the
corner of Walnut street and Common-
wealth avenue, Harrisburg. This will
be a more imposing and expensive
structure than either of the office
buildings and if it can be started and
considerably advanced before the end
of his administration Governor Fisher
will have some reason to feel elated.
His predecessor in office accomplished
less, and comparatively speaking, at
greater expense to the taxpayers of
the State.
The Governor is to be commended,
moreover, for his desire to employ
the surplus in constructive operations.
It might have occurred to some of us
old fogies that reducing the taxes and
using excess funds in hand to pay
necessary expenses of government
would be a wise way of disposing of
the surplus. But the Governor un-
derstands that politics is not run that
way. The people like to pay taxes if
the revenues obtained are used to
create prosperity, even of a fictitious
variety. Building enterprises give
employment to men and make tem-
porary prosperity, and though they
may cost more than the people can
afford to pay the reckoning can
p.stponed for a future Tian
~The “paper prosperity,” which
followed the election of Hoover was
short Lived.
—Making a short cut through a narrow
street cost Dr. Robert E. Strausser, a
Reading physician, responding to a hurry
call, $200. He was knocked down by a
group of negroes and robbed. Moses
Braxton, a chauffeur and Clarence Bur-
gess, a laborer, are under arrest, and three
other men are being hunted.
—Publisher Ralph E. Buch has sold the
Lititz Record, one of the oldest and best
weekly papers in Lancaster county, to
Edward D. Fulweiler, of Columbia, and
James Johnson, of Philadelphia. Ful-
weiler was connected with a Philadelphia
paper for six years and Johnson was em-
ployed by the Franklin Printing com-
pany, in Philadelphia.
The 1928 Deer Season Will Close
With the setting of the sun tomor- |
row evening the 1928 deer season will
come to a close and the slaughter of
the female of the species will be at’
an end for this year. That it has
been a royal harvest for the hunters
goes without argument. Most any
kind of a shot was able to bring his |
doe to earth and it is very improbable
that the total kill in Centre county
will ever be known. i
Game wardens early this week es-'
timated the slaughter up to that time
at from 3500 to 4000, but the kill was
still going on, though not so destruc--
tively as last week. Many hunting
parties went out of the woods last
Saturday, having either shot their
limit or bagged all the doe they cared
for, and a good portion of the hunting
this week has been done by day hunt- |
Up to Monday forester McKinney |
stated that over a thousand deer that
he knew of had been killed within’
the limits of his district, but it is
quite possible that many were killed
that he got no record of. The woods
were filled with day hunters as well
as campers, and many of these, when
they bagged a deer, shouldered the
carcass and made for home without
stopping to register the kill. And so’
it was all over the county. An un-
usually large number of deer were
killed up in the Barrens and out on
the Alleghenies, compared to former
years, which of course, are included
in the game warden’s estimate. |
Early this week game wardens also
estimated the number of illegal kills
at fifty deer, which included every-
—Dazed by being struck on the head,
Andrew Lazarchik, of Latrobe, recovered
consciousness to find the automobile he
was driving traveling along the side-walk
on Depot street. Getting control of the
machine, Lazarchik looked around for the
cause of the mischief and found, stunned
beside him on the seat, a handsomely
plumaged screech owl.
—Peter Galanos, a baker, of Donora,
thought it was perfectly all right for him
to kidnap his wife, Helen, from the home
of her parents in Steubenville, Ohio, when
they refused to let her return to him when
she went there for a visit. The Ohio
authorities feel differently, and demand he
be held for extradition. Peter is a prison-
er in Donora until the Ohio authorities
claim hm.
—John Pavik, 23, working at the pumps
in a Lehigh & Wilkes-Barre Coal com-
pany slope at Tresckow colliery, slipped
and fell into the scalding hot water in the
pump and was so badly scalded that the
‘skin and muscles came off his feet as he
pulled off his boots. He had no comrada
to help him and managed to clamber 300
feet to the surface. At the Hazleton hos-
pital doctors say that he will recover.
—Miners of District 2, United Mine
. Workers of America, and coal operators
representing more than 2,000,000 annual
tonnage, have signed a wage agreement
for the Clearfield district which it is ex-
pected will eliminate industrial wars in
that mining section. It will make it pos-
sible for the coal operator to plan long
time contracts which he can carry on
without fear of interruption by strikes.
—Claiming she was sold into matrimony
by her aunt for $200, Mary Orbarbie of
near Uniontown, on Tuesday asked annul-
ment of her marriage to Anton Tropa.
The girl said she married Tropa two
months after arriving in this country and
went through the marriage rites in ignor-
ance of their meaning. She further alleged
that the aunt told her she was to be mar-
ried and that the husband-elect was to
pay $200.
thing from baby fawns up to six | —Mrs. J. E. Himmelrich, of Lewisburg,
point bucks, but hunters who have
been out in the woods claim the above
estimate is away too low. Of course
the game wardens have a large ter-
ritory to cover in the Centre county
mountains and they may have missed
some of the illegal kills. Game pro-
tector Thomas G. Mosier, of Belle-
fonte, has been in charge of the work
of looking after illegally killed deer
and has had the assistance of J. B.
Ross, of Lock Haven, and A. B.
Logue, of Renovo, as well as all the
Iocal wardens and foresters in Centre
county. Up to Monday they had col-
leured $3600 in fines for illegal deer
killed and averred that hunters gen-
erally have not tried to evade the
law. They told of one hunter who
shot a spike buck in mistake for a
doe away out in the Alleghenies and
drove twenty-five miles to bring it to |
Bellefonte and deliver it to Mr. Mos-
ier, at the same time paying his fine
without a whimper. Of course there
are others who, when they make a
wrong kill, will sneak away and do
their best to avoid detection.
As to the illegal kills, there have
been enough of them to supply all
charitable institutions within several
hundred miles, and on Monday three
deer each were sent to the U. S. Nav-
al hosptal, the Masonic home and the :
Home for Blind Children, in Phila-
delphia, and the Ohio Valley hospital,
at McKees Rocks.
During the hunting season county
treasurer Lyman L. Smith issued a
total of 6142 regular hunting licenses
and 7546 special doe licenses, or a to-
tal of 13688, at $2.00 per, which means
that $27,376 were spent by hunters
for the privilege of hunting in Cen-
tre county woodlands, a pretty good
price to pay for a few day’s sport.
No Need to be Dry |
From the Pittsburgh Press. |
A certain early United States doc-
ument once much quoted said some-
thing to the effect that all men are
born equal in respect of life, liberty
and the pursuit of happiness. This
is well to remember by us common
folks who have to look pretty sick
and feel worse before the doctor will
consent to let us have a prescription
for a half a pint at a price of two:
But do not forget that there is a
brighter side to the picture. Ex-
Congressman W. D. Jamieson, cor-
respondent for several hundred news-
papers has this news paragraph in his
letter dated Nov. 2, 1928: “You have
heard a lot about prohibition, prob-
ably gotten sick of talking about it
by this time, but I want to tell you
that Fight here in Washington one of
the cabinet officials in the Coolidge
cabinet opened 40 cases of champagne
at his daughter’s coming out party.”
If any of you thirsty souls wants to
know what particular cabinet official
this was Mr. Jamieson, whose address
is Woodward Building, Washington,
D. C., will be glad to tell you.
There is no reason why we should
feel gloomy so long as at one little
house party one can open 40 cases of
champagne. Remember also that
early in the late political campaign
Mr. Hoover pledged himself to carry
out the Coolidge policies. I assume
that meant the prohibition = enforce-
pe ment policy also.
—If it is news you are looking for
take the Watchman.
“Subscribe for the Watchman;
i byterian church
‘stole 300 pennies belonging to the Sab-
celebrated her ninety-eighth birthday
recently. She has lived through
three wars and expressed herself as a be-
liever in world peace. She is opposed to
liquor, believes in aviation and says
that “fast” girls are few. Highball drink-
ing and ciraget-smoking girls were deplor-
‘ed by the aged lady. Women of this day
and age are more progressive and aggres-
sive than in the days of 1861, she assert-
—A private telephone in a store may be
used by customers or guests of the store-
keeper regardless of any ruling of the
telephone company to the contrary, the
Public Serviee Commission ruled on Mon-
day. The opinion was returned in up-
holding the complaint of Edward™ Ott
against the Johnstown Telephone com-
pany, in appealing from a rule of the
company that any subscriber who permits
his telephone to be used by a non-sub-
scriber shall have his phone removed.
—How long should a man serve in jail
for eating one slice of turkey? That's the
question a Berks county jury will have to
decide. The man is William Miller, a
cook. The slice of turkey belonged to Har-
ry Folk, for whom Miller worked in a
restaurant in Reading. Miller, according
to Folk, stole the turkey and ate it while
serving customers Sunday night. He had
Miller arrested. Miller spent Monday
night in jail and then was released on
$300 bail on a larceny charge, pending
a hearing.
—Odd uses for abandoned grist mills are
constantly being brought to attention in
various paris of Pennylvania. A stone
mill erected eighty-nine years ago along
the then prosperous Pennsylvania canal, in
Montour county, is now manufacturing,
not the fine flour of former years, but
heavy grease cups for machinery. Since
the grist mill ceased operations as such
more than forty years ago, it has had a
varied career with little success until it
was converted into a plant to make grease
—Jacob Kramer, of Collegeville, £I1
years old, pleaded guilty to breaking into
two churches on October 1. He admitted
that he had broken into the First Pres-
in Media and that he
bath school. He also admitted that he had
broken into Mt. Zion M. E. church two
hours after he had broken into the Media
church and that he was trapped by Dib-
ler and Cooper, two policemen who arrest-
ed him. Judge Fronefield then sentenced
Kramer to the HEastern Penitentiary for
a term of two and a half to Tive years.
—Two carloads of road building ma-
chinery have been unloaded at Mill Hall,
and have been removed to the site of the
new steel and concrete bridge which has
just been finished. The bridge spans the
Bald Bagle creek, replacing an old cov-
ered bridge which has been in use for
the past 110 years, although only guar-
anteed seven years when constructed. The
road machinery will be used in complet-
ing the east and west approaches to the
bridge and for the finishing of the new
road to the top of Brown's hill, about
a quarter of a mile, which will eliminate
several curves and also the danger of
high water.
—TFour Pennsylvania youths were ar-
rested in Detroit, Mich., on Tuesday, when
detectives found two cases of eggs. a
doctor's medicine kit, 10 boxes of chewing
gum, four boxes of cigars, two pistols and
a blackjack in their automobile, The
youths gave their names as; Lawrence
O'Donnell, 21, Scranton; Thomas Fowler,
22, Pittsburgh; Thomas Cadonie, 19, Pitts-
burgh, and William Winters, 22, also of
Pittsburgh. The men were arrested when
Winters attempted to sell the eggs to lo-
cal restauranteurs. The young men are
being held: on “robbery . while armed”
charges and Pittsburgh police have been
notified. According to Detroit police the
youths admitted having stolen the auto-
mobile in Pittsburgh Monday.