Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, June 28, 1929, Image 1

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    —— Unless Connnie Mack’s ma-
«chine slips a cog half the games in
‘the next world’s series will be play-
-ed in Philadelphia.
—Next week you will not be bored
with these fuluminations. It will be
our mid-summer vacation period,
there will be no Watchman to be
made and we expect tn visit a town
we have never seen—and it is not
‘located on Fishing creek either.
—Mr. Tunney must have said
:something to the Fogarty woman.
“The manner in which he made the
late Tex Rickard come across con-
vinces us that Gene wouldn't have
given up thirty-five grand if he was
sure Mrs. Fogarty hadn't something
{0 say that would not sound any too
:sweet in Polly Lauder’s ears.
—We always felt that Bishop Can-
non of our church-South, would bear
watching. The old hypocrite. When
ever a preacher gets into politics,
take it from us, he’s going to jump
out of his Master’s vineyard. All the
while he was raising his hands in
“holy horror of the thought of electing
Al Smith President, last fall, he was
gambling in stocks through a New
“York bucket shop.
—Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, the one
woman in our recollection who seems
to have understood that it was her
“husband—not herself who was chosen
President of the United States, has
purchased “Tarover” the historic
home of Robert Bruce in Virgina.
‘Many put their thumbs in their
«cheeks when Woodrow Wilson mar-
ried Edith Bolling. Dolly Madison,
“Frankie” Folsom and Edith Bolling
were, perhaps, the most beautiful
‘women who ever graced the White
‘House but Edith has the distinction
.of being the least photographed of all
of them. Her husband was certainly
one of the country’s greatest Presi-
dents. She was and is carrying on
as one of the country’s most dignified
first ladies. =
—Out in Pittsburgh the sueriff is
going to sell the home of Col. Jim
‘Guffey. The Colonel is ninety years
old and bed-fast.” In his day he wus
a great figure in Pennsylvania poli
‘tics. One of the old-time leaders who
played the game for the thrill of it
and not for what might be in it
for. himself. We can see him at
Harrisburg, with his gray hair and
flowing bow tie, as excited as the
owner of a thorobred prancing at the
barrier for the get-away. He was in
it, not for what victory brought, but
for the sheer love of winning. Thou-
sands upon thousands of dollars we
know Col. Guffey poured into the
treasury of the Democratic party in
Pennsylvania, merely. for the fun of it
and it was one whom he had help-
ed most who turned Judas when his
leadership was waning. My, how we
loathe such people and with the hope
that the old Colonel might, per-
chance, be able to read this para-
graph we want to say here that
‘those Democrats of Pennsylvania
who helped crucify him knew not
‘what they were doing.
—To the distinguished, as well as
the lowly, friends all over the coun-
try who have written to congratu-
late me on the end of my seven years
of persecution I send this message:
I always did know that real friend-
ship meant loyalty; such loyalty as
doesn’t falter in times of adversity,
but steadily and fearlessly sustains
those to whom it is given, whether
they be up or down. The crucible in
which it is tried is the one I've been
‘through. Only God and I know the
rats who deserted what they thought
‘was a sinking ship. They were not
friends. Never were. They have
neither the mental capacity nor
the heart to understand that friend-
ship isn’t valued in dollars and cents,
isn’t demonstrated by sycophancy or
expressed by the material service one
may render another. It is something
‘very much finer than all of that.
Something so fine that it is just mis-
understandable. I often try to ana-
lyze it and always fail. Then my
heart overflows in wonderment that
that I have such friends as these and
that’s what it is doing right now as
I send this mesage of gratitude to
—At a recent inter-club meeting
of Kiwanis International Kiwanian
Hughes proposed a rather startling
and exceedingly radical movement
for that order. He suggested that
the United States army be employed
for the suppression of crime in the
country. While we all agree that
crime needs suppression. that is a
matter solely for the police power of
the several States. Congress can
pass no law taking the police powers
away from the States and there is
no process except by the declaration
of marshal law or upon call of a
Governor, by which a federal soldier
can go into any State in the Union
in the capacity of a police officer. It
would be an exceedingly dangerous
practice and result in the breaking
down of the last vestige of our Dem-
ocracy. Crime is costing the
country thirteen billion dollars a
year. Probably if twice that sum
were explended in its suppression it
would still be rampant. Whatever
the cost in dollars and cents, how-
ever it could never mount so high as
to be comparable with the cost of
the sacrifice of the rights of the
States to the federal government.
VOL. 74.
8S. 1929.
Tariff a Damage to F'
Congressman Cordell Hull, of Tén-
essee, formerly chairman of the Dem-
ocratic National committee, declar-
ed in a stateemnt issued the other
day, that the real and paramount ob-
ject of the special session of Con-
gress is “the repayment of Republi-
can campaign’ contributions made
last year, in the form of higher tar-
iffs, chiefly to manufacturing bene-
ficiaries. These sinister and selfish
forces,” he continued, ‘dominated the
House tariff proceedings and unless
the people bestir themselves will
dominate the Senate. Agriculture for
the 99th time is to be hoodwinked
and humbugged by prolific promises
of effective tariffs that are a fraud
and a swindle, save as to certain mi-
nor specialties.
No tariff law has ever been written,
or ever will be enacted, that will
benefit agriculture in a country which
produces a surplus of agricultural
products. The price is fixed by the
world market which disposes of the
surplus. Such expedients as revolv-
ing funds may afford temporary relief
at vast expense to be paid ultimately
by the producer, but gives neither
substantial nor enduring help. For
example, the 200,000,000 bushels of
wheat of last year’s harvest now in
surplus, may be bought by the pro-
posed farm board and stored. An
equal surplus of this year may pos-
sibly be disposed of in the same way.
The board will then have 400,000.000
bushels of wheat, an exhausted funa
and an impoverished country.
But the pending tariff law works
injury instead of helpfulness to agri-
culture in various other ways. The
tariff on hidés, for instance, will
yield nothing to the average farmer.
But because of it the tariff on shoes
and all kinds of leather commodities
is vastly increased, to the advantage
of a few corporations and the detri-
ment of the millions of consumers.
The tax on sugar will benefit a few
beet sugar. producers and wih add
nearly a billion dollars a year tothe
cost of living of the people, including
‘ninety per cent of the farmers. The
same is true -as to other subjects of
tariff taxation. A comparatively
few will be benefitted and- a wast
majority mulcted to pay party
———Tom Cunningham has no
cause to complain against “the
breaks.” He has been given plenty
of time to frame a defense.
ee ——— pee e—
Crimes and Prevention.
Opening the second conference of
Pennsylvania judges at Bedford
Springs. on Monday, Robert Von
Moschzisker, Chief Justice of the
Supreme court, made an appeal to
the Legislatures of the future to give
“society a fair chance” against crime.
Eleven of the twelve recommenda-
| tions made by the judges last year
| failed of adoption by the Legislature
this year. But the Chief Justice has
hopes. “It was charged that the
| failure of some of the measures was
largely due to the efforts of lawyers
in the Legislature,” he said, “but it
(is my belief much of such opposition
can be overcome wherever the pro-
| fession generally stand back of a bill
: for reforming procedure.”
The widespread increase of crime,
not only in Pennsylvania but through-
out the country, and not only in the
big cities but everywhere, affords
ample reason for the concern ex-
| pressed by the judges and other of-
i ficials connected with the machinery
j of justice. “There were 242 hold-
‘ups and robberies, 23 kidnappings,
.114 murders, 49 persons shot but not
‘killed, 31 persons strangled, stabbed
and wounded but not killed, 52 per-
sons attacked and beaten, five police-
men or officials assaulted, seven at-
| tempted killings and seven instances
‘of gang warfare throughout the
country within the last year which
have come within his observation.
That is a startling record of crime,
to say the least.
The Chief Justice does not lay the
. whole blame for this lamentable con-
dition to “faults in the administra-
tion of law.” There are other causes,
of course, and bad laws are among
them. But there are remedies for all
faults and it is the province of the
Legislature to adopt them. The
judges realize this fact and their ap-
peal to the lawyers in the Legisla-
ture is justified. But it is not prop-
erly directed. The Chief Justice
ought to have directed his remarks
to the Mellon machine, in Rittsburgh,
and the Vare machine, in Philadel-
phia. Tom Cunningham and Max
Leslie directed the proceedings dur-
ing the last session and might have
procured the reforms.
——TIt seems that ' Ambassador
Gibson, of Belgium, is to furnish the
“yardstick” to measure the strength
of the several navies.
Republican Leaders Condemned.
. At the meeting of the Democratic
advisory committee, held in Philadel-
phia last week, John R. Collins,
chairman of the State committee,
said: “Governor John S. Fisher is the
tool of a selfish political group. He
came into office with a surplus of
nearly $25,000,000. He has permit-
ted this to be spent by the Republi-
can State leaders without protest.
One of the most glaring examples of
his weak administration was seen in
the mad dash of the beneficiaries of
the salary raising bills. The law of
the State of Pennsylvania prohibits
any office holder's salary to be in-
creased during his incumbency. With
the approval of Governor Fisher this
law of the State was evaded.”
This plain statement of fact con-
veyed no surprise to the readers of
the Watchman. At the time this
shameful exhibition of greed and
graft was perpetrated it was expos-
ed in these columns. But it is prop-
er to repeat it and impress it on the
minds and consciences of the people
of the State. The fundamental law
of Pennsylvania in unmistakable
terms forbids it. And the evasion
of which chairman Collins complains
was not by officials in minor posts
and of inferior intelligence. It was
perpetrated by members of the Gov-
ernor’s official family, the acknowl-
edged leaders of the party, in collu-
sion, it might justly be said in con-
spiracy, with the Governor who is
under sworn obligation to “support,
obey and defend” the constitution.
The members of the Governor's
cabinet who thus deliberately violat-
ed the spirit of the constitution which
they as well as he had sworn to ‘“sup-
port, obey and defend,” eagerly
sought and gladly accepted the com-
missions with full understanding of
the salaries under the law. But in-
fluenced by the base passion of ava-
rice they entered into a conspiracy
with the Governor to resign and be
reappointed, thus evading the obli-
gation they were sworn not only to
obey but to defend. No defendant in
a quarter sessions court who falsely
testifies to escape the penalty of
crime is more clearly guilty of per-
New Evidence of Pittshurgh Method.
At the session of the Board of
Pardons, held in Harrisburg last
week, application was made for the
pardon of Charles Francis Godden,
convicted of participation in election
frauds in Pittsburgh in 1926. Godden
and all. the members of the election
board of the Sixteenth district of the
twenty-second ward of that city were
convicted. He was a captain in the .
fire department service and chairman
‘of the Republican ward organization.
e had been sentenced to serve a
year but after seven months was
paroled. Now he asks for pardon so
that “he can be restored to citizen-
ship and regain his standing on the
fire department pension list.” It
seems to Mr. Godden that his stand-
ing in life should not be impaired
for so trifling an offense.
In support of Mr. Godden’s peti-
tion a Pittsburgh lawver named
Pritchard presented an oral argu-
ment. He practically admitted that
the frauds had been committed and
that his client had participated in
them. But it wasn’t his fault. “God-
den had no choice,” he declared; “he
was sent into the Sixteenth district
by the Republican organization” and
performed the work assigned to him.
In other words, firemen, policemen
and other employees of the city of
Pittsburgh are obliged to perform
any service, criminal or otherwise,
which the organization requires of
them. Lieutenant Governor James,
who was presiding at the session of
the Board, mildly remonstrated
against that interpretation of the
Some g(od might have been ob-
tained out of this rather remarkable
incident if attorney Pritchard had
given the names of the masters in
the organization which sent Godden
into an election district of which he
was not a resident to commit elec-
tion frauds. But he gave no such
information. “The Organization” is
an indefinite figure of speech and an
unknown quantity. in politics. You
can’t put an organization in jail but
there ought to be a way of fitly pun-
ishing those of the organization,
whether masters or minions, who
jury. . Yet these are-the leaders:of’ plrpetrate or procuré crimes. That
the party in control of the govern-
ment of Pennsylvania.
————— lp eee see———
——The real effort to enforce pro-
hibition is now under way, according
to information from Washington, and
it is to be educational.
Odd Stuff but Pertinent and Timely.
The Hon. William B. Wilson, who
for more than two years has been
conducting a contest against William
S. Vare for a seat in the United
States Senate, addressed a picnic
party at Harrisburg, the other even-
ing, and recited some of the facts re-
vealed by the witnesses in the case.
The evidence, which he quoted free-
ly, showed that frauds were perpe-
trated in nearly every voting district
in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and
that outside of those two centers of
political corruption the Democratic
candidate for Senator had a major-
ity of 97,345. An honest vote in the
two cities would have cut this ma-
jority somewhat, unquestionably,
but not enough to wipe it out.
But no way has been found to sep-
arate the honest from the fraudulent
votes in those cities. It has been
clearly proved that a great number
of Republican voters of the “better
element,” both in Pittsburgh and
Philadelphia, cast their ballots for
Mr. Wilson. In those cities, as well
as in other sections of the State, the
public conscience was overwhelming-
ly in his favor. But there is no way
of differentiating the ballots of that
element of the electorate from those
of the repeaters and ballot box stuf-
fers who unanimously voted for Mr.
Vare. The only way of justly deter-
mining the question is to throw out
the whole vote of the two cities, thus
awarding the certificate of election to
the winner outside.
It is protested by those who are
striving for a triumph of fraud that
“that is old stuff” and has been iter-
ated and reiterated for many months.
But new evidence is being exposed
every week in both cities and there
untapped which strengthen the proofs
already on record. Besides nothing
is settled finally until it is settled
right, and it is not only the right but
the duty of William B. Wilson to
keep on repeating the charge that he
was defrauded out of a victory that
he had fairly won. Not only that,
but every man and woman who voted
for him should join in the chorus of
condemnation of a fraud that has
. disgraced the Commonwealth.
——William B. Wilson's contest
for a seat in the Senate is not a per-
sonal affair. He is fighting for fair
was the purpose in sentencing God-
den, and if the period had been ten
years instead of one no injustice
would have been done.
—The movement among the jurists
and lawyers of the State to revise
the criminal court proceedings so
that ten of the twelve men on a jury
can render a verdict is aimed, of
course, at the one man, or two, who
often holds out until he brings the
other eleven around to his way of
thinking or hangs the jury. The wis-
dom of the proposed change is de-
batable, of course, but we are not
going to debate it here. All we want
time to say here is that a friend who
was on a jury in a case recently
tried in the Centre county court told
us afterwards that he had never een
“eleven more stubborn men.”
—— re ————
—The Raftsman’s Journal, of
Clearfield, which in recent years has
been in charge of S. V. Border, has
been purchased by a group of Re-
publican politicians and incorporated
under the name of the Journal Pub-
lishing company, of which Congress-
man J. Mitchell Chase is president;
Mrs. Ella J. Mountz, vice president;
Frank J. Smith, secretary and treas-
urer and S. V. Border managing
editor. The new owners have. in
mind the making of a wide-awake
newspaper as well as a pronounced
political organ.
——— A A
——The friends of young Colonel
Roosevelt are becoming alarmed
over the delay of his appointment as
Governor of Porto Rico. They are
afraid of a real investigation into
his qualifications.
————— po —————————.
——The infirmities of the anthra-
cite coal industry began when poli-
tics butted into the business in 1902
rand will continue until there is a
complete divorce.
rn ——— enn
——If Vice President Curtis de-
| feats the aspirations of Theodore
are yet fountains of information still |
Roosevelt the social victory of Mrs.
Longworth over Mrs. Gann will lose
in brilliancy.
——Harry Sinclair's term of im-
prisonment will not end in time for
him to vote this year, but his con-
tributions will be as serviceable as
-——Senator Brookheart is now re-
peating the arguments of Democrat-
ic orators during the campaign, but
he is too late to accomplish results.
nr———————— A ————
——Don’t Look for a Watchman
next week.
Bellefonte to Milesburg Highway is
; Still Undecided.
The matter of deflecting the route
in rebuilding the State highway be-
tween Bellefonte and Milesburg is
still undecided. State highway en-
gineers were in Bellefonte, last Fri-
day, in conference with members of
the borough council, but no definite
decision has been reached.
As stated in the borough council
report, last week, the Highway De- |
partment has rpepared plans which
provide for abandoning the old route
of the highway from Bellefonte to
the old Central Railroad of Penn-
sylvania shops by coming up along
the route of the railroad, and by a
long fill joining the present road out
near the intersection of north Water
street with the present highway. Py
doing this, highway engineers aver,
they would eliminate the reverse
curve in the present route and have
a much better grade than now exists.
But the big stumbling block = to
the borough is the expense of ob-
taining the right of way. This, in
itself, is regarded as almost prohib-
itive. Then the road would run in
the rear of the gas filling station
located there and the owners of that
plant would not be satisfied to be
left high and dry on the wrong side
of the road, especially as they own
some of the land that would have to
be secured as part of the right of
It is ~'so reported that up town
busines. en are much opposed to
changing the route as they claim it
will deflect automobile travel from
the business section of the town.
Just how it would do so to any
greater extent than now is-not set
forth, as the new route, should it
eventually be chosen, will come back '
onto the present road,
with west Linn street, and traffic
can flow in either direction, in Linn
street and through the town proper
or south on the north Water street
In fact it is reported on authority
of the Highway Department that at
the present time
three-fifths of the traffic is by way
of Water street. A story is told of
“one automobilist who drove tHat
route and when he reached Pleasant
Gap stopped and asked where he
could find Bellefonte. He had driven
right through the down town por-
! tion of the town without knowing it.
Regarding the proposed change in
the route north of Bellefonte the
county commissioners favor retain-
ing the present route. They are of
the opinion that the cost of rebuild-
ing it will not be any more, and prob-
ably less, than to build an entirely
new stretch of highway from the old
Central Railroad of Pennsylvania
roundhouse into Bellefonte.
Until the matter of the choice of
routes is settled definitely highway
engineers it is said, will figure on
rebuilding with a concrete roadway
from the Milesburg bridge to the old
‘on the route into Bellefonte.
Boalsburg Sshool Boys Make Good
Judging Record.
The livestock judging teams rep-
resenting the Boalsburg Vocational
school won considerable honor during
Young Farmers’ week at State Col-
lege. The dairy judging team, com-
posed of Ross McClintic, Harry Ging-
rich and Fred Bohn, won third place
in competition with 42 other teams.
This team scored a total of 957.2
points out of a possible 1200.
First place in the dairy contest
went to Troy Vocational school with
1001 points; second, Shippensburg
with 958.5 points and third, Boals-
burg with 957.2 points. A difference
of 1.3 points separated second and
third places.
In the individual scoring Ross Mec-
Clintic scored 334.8 points out of a
possible 400 to gain eleventh place.
Fred Bohn won seventeenth place in
the individual scoring.
Boalsburg team, composed of Os-
car Smith, Montgomery Hubler, and
Wert Bohn, placed seventh in the
poultry judging contest. This team
scored 650.5 points out of a possible
1200 points.
“Considering the fact that the vo-
Boalsburg such a short time the boys
representing that school made a very
fine showing. Winning a contest
which covers such a large area as
the State of Pennsylvania, and in-
cludes nearly 600 .boys, is a feat to
be proull of,” says William S. Jef-
feries, county vocational supervisor.
——President Hoover has managed
to get rid of chairman Work, Mrs.
Willebrandt and the leaders of the
Ku Klux, but the odor of intolerance
still’ clings to his administration.
approximately :
following the present
route, hoping in the meantime that
la definite decision will be reached
—A new one in automobile thefts oe-
curred at Danville recently. Some one took
out the fire truck of the Continental Hose
ocmpany, drove it three miles from Dan-
ville, and abandoned the apparatus .
when it crashed into a bank and was
—Although careful watch was kept
while clearing away the debris in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence G. Cris-
pin, Berwick, no trace was “ound of a
diamond studded wrist watch valued at
$1600, lost when fire burned the home
with $40,000 damage.
—For the first time in ten yea.s, the
Long wagon works, at Benton, is engag-
ed in building a wagon. Recently the
firm reecived the first order in that
length of time for a large farm wagon,
of the type it formerly built exclusively.
It has been building commercial truck
—The forty-fourth annual reunion of
Central Pennsylvania Lutherans will be
held at Lakemont park, Altoona, Thurs-
day, July 18. Four services will be held
fat 10:30 a. m., 2:30, 4 and 7:45 p. m. The
, Tressler Orphans’ Homé band, Loysville,
"on its fifteenth annual tour, will be at
| the pars all day and will give the night
| program.
—When Harry Adams, a telegrapher,
of Sunbury, was returning from work on
+ Sunday he was stopped by what ap-
peared to be a man walking on the dark
road above the city. Adams got closer,
then stopped. So did a big black bear.
i The bear turned and ran, Adams said,
i while he was too surprised to move.
, Bears seldom have been seen in that ter-
ritory. .
i —Two graduates of a burglar’s college
| which offered a course in ‘safe breaking
iin 10 easy lessons’ are sorry they did
not study harder. C. J. Shindler, ex-coal
j and iron policeman, Brownsville, and Wil-
+ liam E. Friend, Steubenville, Ohio, were
| arrested as they lay in hiding near the
1 Moose temple at Charleroi. Besides pam-
phlets on black-jacking and- how best to
subdue a victim, the students carried au-
tomatic revolvers, false moustaches, lens-
less spectacles and quick-change clothes.
—Philip Coyne, 35, of William Penn,
Schuylkill county, was instantly killed on
Saturday, at Lakewood Park when a
soft drink fountain exploded, blowing
' off his head. Three girl assistants were
injured by flying bits of the marble
| fountain. Coyne had just obtained the
position in the Lakewood Park store the
day before. The blast was caused by an
over-injection of carbon monoxide gas
into a tank of water. A jagged edge of
the tank, blown into the air, severed
Coyne’s head.
—Joseph Laughlin, of Ashiand, is in
prison because he cheered for his son
while the latter was giving testimony in
court. The elder Laughlin was committed
to prison for seven days when he could
not pay a fine of $10 imposed by Judge
Hicks.” Laughlin’s son, William, was on
the witness stand giving testimony in a
suit for nonsupport when the elder Laugh-
lin yelled: “Tell it to ’em Kid!” Judge
| Hicks immediately ordered a bailiff to "
bring the elder Laughlin before him and
imposed sentence.
i Harry Ott, 35 years old, of Allen-
town, dived 75 feet to his death from the
top of the east structural arch of the Le-
“high: “river bridge ‘to the canal. Ott's
body, which stuck on the bottom of the
canal, was recovered twenty minutes
after the fatal dive. An examination by
Coroner Fred R. Bausch disclosed his
neck had been broken. Several compan-
ions, who had been swimming with him,
told police the dive was the outcome of a
small bet which had been made on his
ability to dive that distance,
—Work on the new $100,000 athletic
field for the Lock Haven State Teachers’
i college will be begun shortly in order to
| have the field for use by November. The
present field, as well as a part of the
grounds adjoining the residence of the
college president. Dr. D. W. Armstrong,
has been sold to the Beech Creek exten-
sion railroad, as it is in the right of way
of the proposed branch of the New York
Central railroad through that city. The
new athletic field will contain a football
gridiron, baseball diamond and quarter
mile running track.
—Selection of Ivan A. Getting, 17, of
Pittsburgh, as the boy to represent Penn-
sylvania in the national scholarship com-
| petition of Thomas A. Edison, was an-
nounced late on Monday, by Governor
! Fisher. Arthur M. G. Moody, also 17,
Philadelphia, was named alternate. Get-
| ting, who will compete with 48 other boys
| from the rest of the States and the Dis-
trict of Columbia, received the highest
score in the competitive examination held
by the State Department of Public In-
struction. His appointment was recom-
mended by Dr. John A, H. Keith, Sup-
erintendent of Public Instruction. Pres-
ident of this year’s graduating class of
Schenley high school, Pittsburgh, Getting
is the son of the Czecho-Slovakian consur
in that city.
—Officials of the Lock Haven Chamber
of Commerce have completed negotiations
for a new industry for that city, the
Sylvania Products company plant, which
' will be located in the old condensary
{ building at Mill Hall, and will manu-
facture a new style of radio tube. The
plant is an extension of the Sylvania Pro-
ducts company plant, at Emporium, where
850 persons are employed, which number:
will soon be increased to 1000. A crew
of workmen, is at work remodeling the
interior of the Mill Hall condensary build-
ing and the new manufactory will be in
operation in four weeks, according to
present plans, There will be 250 persons
employed at first, 65 per cent. of which
will be girls and women, and the number
will be increased to 500 later.
—Breaking of a small electric light
bulb caused an explosion in the Penn
' Sam Kalb, 28, and Fred J.
| Weimer, ‘who attempted to rescue Galla-
Overall Supply comapny plant at Pitts-
cational work has been in force at |purgh, Saturday, which killed one man
"and injured three others,
i fatally. James Gallagher, 27, was killed.
one probably
Those injured were Albert Weiner, 29;
Luffey, 3C.
gher, was reported to be dying. The
others were injured seriously. Weiner
and Kalb owned the plant. = The break-
ing light bulb caused an explosion and
fire in a filtration tank a few minutes after
Gallagher had descended to clean out the
tank, which was beneath the floor of the
plant, and which was partially filled with
gasoline soaked grease accumulated there
for six months from the filtration of gas-
oline used to clean old overalls,