Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, November 08, 1929, Image 1

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    sm ton
—Of course Mr. Harold Cowher
sn’t dead yet but, politically speak-
ng, he is on the undertaker's cool-
ng board. sri,
—Spring township did handsomely
yy “Sandy” McDowell and the voters
f Spring township did great credit
o themselves.
— Pottsville politics is growing
ad to worse. Somebody tried to
ssassinate the Democratic candi-
ate for Mayor on Saturday even-
—They double teamed Jimmy
Valker over in New York, but the
apper Mayor of Gotham came
arough with such a victory that he
robably feels like he hadn't been in
race at all. ;
—Newton B. Spangler Esq., hav-
ig ordered us to “stop my paper”
¢ are at the point of jumping into
1e lake. Won't somebody come to
ur aid. For goodness sake send us
bathing suit a new subscriber to
we the Watchman from the rocks
r. Spangler probably thought he
1d headed it for.
—Congress seems to be having an
ful time separating the sheep
om the goats in that body. Just
hy our national Legislators should
y fooling their time away in such
ferentiation we can’t understand,
pecially when the public is more
mcerned as to how many honest to
yodness camels are among them.
—Dauphin county has repelled the
ea of buying new voting machines.
'e are not surprised at that. Like
m Blaine said on the occasion of his
ly visit to Bellefonte, “that would
a work of supererogation.” Dau-
in county has a very efficient
ting machine now. The late Hile
eyer, a Bellefonter, was the inven-
r of the mechanical one. The late
die Beidleman was the inventor
the one that has been in use in
wphin county for some years and
r what Pennsylvania evidently
ints we think Dauphin did well by
cking to the one that guarantees
8 on “The Hill.”
—John Gulliken, treasurer of the
nerican Federation of Lutheran
otherhoods, told the biennial con-
ntion of hisbrothers in Chicago
it “the average church needs a cer-
n amount of restrained whoppee.”
3 don’t know much about the Luth-
wns, but we can’t imagine a better
wing card than the sight of some
the saints inthe Methodist church
.empting to make whoopee. That
uld be a show that would stand
ym up every night for months to
ne. Just imagine Brother Whats-
name, in a paper hat, with a pint
gin on his hip, trying to play
z on the horns of the altar.
_Newton B. Spangler Esq. in-
med us, on Wednesday; that what
. Watchman said about him last
ek was “a dirty, damned lie.”
r reference to the gentleman con-
ned his recent appearance before
. Board of Pardons in the interest
Harry Musser, who is in prison.
er conviction of the killing of his
se Bill Musser. What we said
3 taken from the Harrisburg Tel-
aph’s account of the Board's pro-
dings and we assumed it to be
rect. It’s just too bad how Mr.
yngler hates the Watchman. He
es it so much that we presume
t if we were to say that he is
rentleman and a scholar he’d in-
. that that would be a “dirty’
aned lie” too.
~Philipsburg was the only district
the county that voted on voting
shines and the borough favored
proposal. Of course if they want
m over there they should have
m, but it is going to make the
we Democrats usually have on
tion night more short-lived than
r. You know we nearly always
: the delusion that we have elect-
this, that or the other officer un-
mid-night or after and then Phil-
yurg comes in with her returns
hangs crepe all over Demo-
ic hopes. With voting machines
use we'll be hearing from there
seven o'clock and the hope that
ngs eternal in the Democratic
1st won't get even a chance to
ng at all.
‘Being that nobody ever follows
'e rise to give some stock market
ice. Stay out. It isn’t time to
yet. We were “burned” good
plenty in May, 1907. After that
h it took us years to work our
' put of the hole that we had so
lenly been dumped into and the
ster burned into our mind so
libly that we remember what
sened just as vividly as though
ad been yesterday. There wasa
t rebound after bottom had been
hed, but the rebound was based
on temporary support. When
ras adroitly withdrawn, which
ns feeding back into the market
ks taken temporarily to support
here were a couple of minor
ks and then a general sagging
| many stocks were actually low-
jan they had been at the bottom
he crash. We are wrong, of
se, but if we had any money
put it in our bank at three per
so that we'd have it ready
1 a real bargain presents itself.
one real bargain would make up
3 in a very few months ten times
uch as we might imagine our-
$s to be losing by not jumping
very time someone, who doesn’t
7 any more about it than we do,
us that United Flapdoodle is
y to go to seventy-three within
y ‘months.
VOL. 74.
Grundy Still Surprising and Amusing
Mr. Grundy continues to astound
the Senators and amuse the public
with his testimony before the lobby |
committee of the Senate. At the
session of the committee, on Wed- |
‘| nesday of last week, he gave details |
of the movement which led up to the !
nomination of Albert L. Watson, of |
Scranton, for the office of judge for |
the Middle district federal court,
which acquires interest from the
statement of President Hoover that
“no longer shall public office be re-
garded as political patronage but it
shall be regarded as public service,”
and that “his primary responsibility
was to select men for public office
who will execute the laws of the |
United States with integrity and |
without fear, favor or political col-
According to Mr. Grundy, the se-
lection of Mr. Watson was made at
a luncheon in his apartment in a
Washington hotel at which his
guests were Senator Dave Reed,
Governor Fisher, W. L. Mellon, of
Pittsburgh. State Chairman Mar-
tin, of the Republican State commit-
tee; Attorney General Woods and
others. It is only just to say that
this was not the Washington lunch-
eon which wags paid for out of funds
of the Republican State committee,
for Mr. Grundy assured the commit.
tee that he paid the expenses of this
feast himself. But it requires no
great measure of perspicacity to see
that the result of the conference was
to pervert public office to the low
level of political patronage.
Mr. Grundy likewise gave the
committee an interesting account of
the nomination of Warren G. Hard-
ing, for President, in 1920. Con-
trary to common understanding and
belief Senator Lodge was responsible
for that event rather than the late
Senator Penrose, though Penrose
had a sympathetic interest in
the matter but was too sick to give
it practical expression. The inference
to be drawn from this is that Grun-
dy, himself, expressed the voice of
Pénnsylvania in that midnight con-
ference and wants the public to
know it. He repeated the story of
his activities in collecting campaign
finds and raised the amount he se-
cured for the Hoover campaign to a
round million. dollars.
— The Anthracite Co-operative
association is moving on the right
track now. It is appealing to the
Interstate Commerce -Commission to
order a reduction in freight rates.
Mr. Pinchot Will Think It Over
. Former Governor Gifford Pinchot
has returned from his cruise in the
South seas full of vigor and curios-
ity. He had a wonderful time dur-
ing six months of exploration znd
investigation and discovery. On cae
island he saw 300 pound land turtles,
sat beside sea lions and held mock-
ing birds in his hands. He fished
and loafed and sailed about from
one place to another as any other
perfectly contented man with plen-
ty of money and leisure might and
discovered that the women in that
part of the world do not wear grass
skirts. “You see more grass skirts
in the movies than in real life,” he
said. But there must be some there
for he brought a few home as sou-
venirs. :
But however interesting his exper-
iences during his absence from Penn-
sylvania, they failed to divert his
mind from the Keystone State poli-
tics. He is interested in Mr. Vare
and his progresstoward a seat in the
Senate and curious as to public re-
action to Mr. Grundy’s testimony
before the Senate Lobby committee.
It will be remembered that Mr.
Grundy’s timely “flop” to him in the
primary campaign for Governor in
1922 gave him the nomination and
made him a figure in the political
life of Pennsylvania. But Grundy’s
revolutionary notions as to the
composition of the United States
Senate might sever a friendship
which never could have had a
stronger foundation than expediency.
It is safe to predict, however, that
Mr, Pinchot will promptly resume
acivity in politics and that he will
make things lively for his friends
and interesting for those who don’t
agree with him. On his arrival in
New York, where he came by rail
from San Francisco, he said, “Iam
very anxious to meet a number of
my friends and talk over matters
with them.” It is revealing no se-
and enemies in the Republican par-
cret - to say that both his friends
ty share in his anxiety in this mat-
ter. His conversations with friends,
and he has hosts of them, may prove
very significant to his enemies. If
he gets into the fight for Governor
next year it is safe to say that “the
fur will fly.”
«The wets of Pennnsylvania
are organizing for a real fight and,
it might be added, for a probable
Back in France,
By Grantland’ Rice
It is different now—where
the guns are still,
It is different now, by valley and hill,
Where no one slogs through the rain and mud
To hold some trench that is red with blood,
Red with the blood of a million men
Who sleep—and wait for their mates again.
It is different now—Dby the Meuse and Aisne
Where the fields are ripe with the harvest grain;
For the harvest then was a shattered wood
Where only .he rain-washed crosses stood
To keep their guard for the ghosts of men
Who sleep—and wait for thelr mates again.
No call comes out for the s thrust
Of rifles stained with a
And no patrol mow holds its-lest — ~~
Through No-Man’s Land where the gray ghosts
ear rust;
And out of the night no sudden flare
Sends up its flame on the midnight air.
Today as they turn to the
eastward track
Old songs, old pals, and old days come back
As they fight old wars in the ancient stress
From the Argonne drifts to the S. O. 8,
As they dream old dreams
in the haunts of men
Who sleep—and wait for their mates again.
Ex- Service Men!
at em |
Come on! Jack up an
over the top again. This
We've got to go
time for our disabled Bud-
dies. There are now 5,000 of them receiving not so
much, even, as necessary hospitalization. :
Important legislation will be enacted by Congress in
We must present a united front in our
demand for help for our disabled comrades.
Brooks--DoLL Post, 33
American Legion, Bellefonte
Confusion Among Tariff Tinkerers
The retirement of Senator Wat-
son, of Indiana, as majority floor |
leader of the Senate, is additional |
evidence of dispair with respect to
the tariff bill. A few days ago Sen- |
ator Reed, of Pittsburgh stated that |
the measure is dead and was sharply |
criticised by his Republican as-|
sociates for his infidelity. But!
the action of Watson is full concur-
rence in his opinion. Of course Mr.
Watson has an excuse. He says that
his nerves are shattered and that he
needs a three week’s rest to avert a
complete breakdown. Under the ad-
vice of his physician, therefore, he
will go to Florida for that period and
leave the duties of leadership to an-
other sick man, Senator Jones, au-
thor of the “five-and-ten.”
It will be recalled thatata White
House breakfast, a few weeks ago,
Senator Watson informed the Presi-
dent that it is impossible to pass the
tariff bill during the special session.
Later ' on the same day Senator
Smoot assured the President that it
was not only possible to pass the
measure during this session but that
it could be put through the Senate
by the 20th of ‘November. The stat-
ment of Senator Reed and the action
of Senator Watson were intended to
refute this prediction. Mr. Reed is
devoted to the high tariff policy and
would not give up while there is
hope and Watson, the leader of his
| party on the floor, would not aban-
don his post if there were a chance
of success.
Possibly, however, in both cases,
the “wish is father to the thought.”
Senator Reed and Senator Watson
want the tariff bill as it was writ-
ten by the Senate committee or they
don’t want any tariff bill at all
When the Democrats and insurgent
Republicans mutilated the measure,
first by striking out the flexible pro-
vision and subsequently writing in
the debenture provision, that in-
fringement upon the prerogatives of
the Pennsylvania Senator and other
Senators from manufacturing States
so completely disgusted Reed and
Watson that they determined to
“strike.” But they are not likely to
succeed in their purpose to kill the
bill. Rumor has it that the Presi-
dent has joined the coalition.
sermons a fp A ——————
— The Attorney General esti-
mates that the country needs $6,500-
000 worth of new jails. The ex-
pectation that prohibition would
empty the jails already in service
seems to have been disappointed.
— The Republican leaders in
Congress seem to be short on
sporting spirit.
— Mr. Grundy has an opportu.
LY 5 measure the kup SE he. Maat
y an ,
S. 1929.
"| Coun—Clyde Jodon 155_E. E. Ard
NO. 44.
Election day was rather quiet in
_ Bellefonte, considering the fact that
there were several interesting local
contests, but the final results show-
“ed no surprises. On the county tick-
‘et John G. Love was re-elected for
ia second term as district attorney
{by 871 of a majority over Philip
{ H. Johnston, which was the closest
contest on the ticket. Superior
i court judge William H. Keller had a
| total of 6433 votes, Judge Baldridge
| 5359, while Henry C. Niles the Demo-
| cratic candidate, had 3224. Love's
total vote was 5701 to 4830 for
Johnston. For jury commissioner J.
C. Gates had 5786 votes and J. C.
Condo 3770.
In Bellefonte Hard P. Harris was
re-elected burgess over. Harold D.
Cowher, the Peoples’ party . candi-
date, by a vote of 953 to 515. O. A.
Kline defeated Charles A Schaeffer,
for tax collector by a vote of 910 to
W. J. Emerick and Thomas B.
Beaver, being unopposed, were elect-
ed councilmen in the North ward.
| In the South ward William Night-
| hart was elected over John Mignot
by 138 of a majority while the men
chosen in the West ward are J. C.
Jodon, Republican, and E. E. Ardery,
In the North ward Mrs. Anna Wil-
kinson was elected judge of elec-
| tion over Mrs. Ruth Bower.
Philipsburg was the only place in
the county where the voting ma-
chine proposition was submited to
the people and it carried in every
ward, the total vote in the borough
being 561 for to 322 against.
At State College the proposal for
a bond issue of $10,000, for the de-
velopment of a borough park, was
Following is the complete returns
from every district in the county:
Republican Democrat
Judge—A. Wilkinson 422._R. K. Bower 260
Ins—M. R. Johnson 435_Clar. Zeigler 236
T. Col—O. A. Kline 281_C. A Schaeffer 336
Aud—M T Eisenhauer 425.
M T Eisenhauer 210
Coun—Ths. B Beaver 483
: T 138
"Coun—Thos B Beaver 483 i
W J Emerick 432_.__W J Emerick 12
os B Beaver
S Dr—Melvin Locke 416_Melvin Locke
Bur—H P Harris 410.___H P Harris
Bur—Non-Par Harold Cowher 102
Judge—Ed Keichline 292_Ed Keichline
Ins—Harry Keeler 355_Boyd Vonada
T Col—O A Kline 406.C A Schaeffer 209
Aud—M T Eisenhauer 363
M T Eisenhauer 173
Coun—Wm Nighthart 372.John Mignot 234
S Dir—Melvin Locke 380_Melvin Locke 156
Bur—H P Harris 233....H P Harris 83
Bur—Non-Par Harold Cowher 302
Judge—J T Cherry 150...J T Cherry
Ins—Wm Sager 139-___John Garthoff
T Col—O A Kline 123.C A Schaeffer
Aud—M T Eisenhauer 145
M T Eisenhauer
Harmon Krouse 95
S Dir—Melvin Locke 151_Mel Locke
Bur—H P Harris 98 _._..H P Harris
Bur—Non-Par Harold Cowher 111
Judge— Chas E Flink 130..J E Rishel
Ins—F J McClellan 79_._.Verna Rowe
T Col—C N Kryder 117... a
C D Bartholomew 171
Aud—T L Smith 95...J W Whiteman 191
Coun—Fred Bender 172..W H Homan 113
C F Emery 156...._.J L Tressler 101
R ichard Brooks 166..W F Colyer 89
S Dr—J M Kirkpatrick 141 E E Bailey 139
Bur—G C Benner 166_.__-H Spangler 112
J P—C A Spyker 151__Chas W Slack 148
O P—W S Brooks 103..J A Hecfman 181
Con—Wm Odenkirk 112_._B Homan 168
Judge—Lee Tice 16-.....W E Confer 40
Ins—G Frank Williams 24.__.J Diehl 4
T Col—T A Pletcher 125.C A Yearick 113
Aud—H Derment 134___.__Wm Weber 103
Coun—F V Pletcher 100-.J Lyons 4y 92
A M Wentzel 4 yr 105..H Butler 4y 81
D L. Welch 4y 77.D B Gardner 4y 118
Gregg Wensel 2y 94______F Kline 2y 79
S Dir—John Mokle 101___._- J W Orr 135
Judge—W B Miles 89_.Paul Weaver
Ins—W T Fulton 86____.Homer Carr
T Col—Margaret Holt 113_Marg. Holt
Aud—C. Schreckler 108_H McClellan
Coun—Leon Yorks 100____Leon Yorks
"H A Rossman 105_.._H A Rossman
J M Roberts 98-_-—e—o-- 'W Cartright
S Dir—A G Herr, 6 y 85-A G Herr, 6 v
J F Weaver, 4 y 88.G Newman, 4'y
Bur—M E Tyson 43..H E Oakwood
Judge—S L Hubler 53__Grover Musser
Ins—J Spigelmeyer 45__P J Meyers
T Col—W A Stover 47-.W A Stover
Aud—L E Stover. 43__..L E Stover
Coun—Dr J W Pearce 31..M L Breon
T B Ulrich 38----------C F Stover
"W R Grazier 42... H H Leitzell
S$ Dir—R S Stover, 6 yr 47
rit R, S. Stover, 6 yr
S M Gramley, 6 yr 44
P H Musser 6 yr
43__Jas A Stover
Bur—Bond C Musser
H Con—F C Mensch 79..G E Mensch
Con—F 'C Mensch 48._F C Mensch
Judge—F E Bottorf 186_...F Bottorf 68
Ins—I J Bottorf 170 E M Hogge 91
T Col—John Hirst 176__-_J M Pierce 97
Aud—M E Meese 151....John Hoffer 107
Coun—J A Hugg------Roy Schaeffer 230
S Dir—Emma Womelsdorf 192°
Emma Womelsdorf 60
Bur—John W Beals 177....J W* Beals 62
J P—E R Hancock 183_..R M Custard 82
Con—D P Brink 182 ______ D P Brink 61
Judge—Margaret Peters 200
a aE, Jamés Kephart 128
Ins—R C Herman 232___Joe Demming 76
T Col—John Hirst 232....J M Pierce 110
Aud—M E Meese 209____John Hoffer 118
Coun—Willis M Zither 224_W M Zither 55
H A Marks 211... H A Marks 70
8 Dr—Emma Womelsdorf 238 ——-—
meron Bama Womelsdorf 60
Bur—Jno W Beals 235____JnoW Beals 70
J P—B R Hancock 210—-R M Custard 117
Con—N R' LamoreauX 238. .—-—-we- -—
ee weeeaN: R: Lamoreaux. 70
Judge—H Simler 280........H Simler 90
_ (Continued on page 4, Col. 2)
—A wild cat chasing a deer was the
unusual sight witnessed by a party of
motorists along the State highway
above Laurelton State Village recently.
Mrs. Lee Francis Lybarger and a party
of motorists noticed the chase just as
it was growing dark and they followed
with the aid of a spotlight until the
animals disappeared in the bushes.
—Pong Bing, of the Wah Hing Com-
pany, Pan Choa Chin, China, within a
few days will receive from General Ed-
ward Martin, State Treasurer, a check
for $1.69. Nine cents of this amount is
interest, and the $1.60 is the sum for-
gotten by Pong Bing when he returned
to China. It was escheated to the State
by the Farmers’ Deposit Bank of Pitts-
burgh. : Lh
—Drilling operations for another test
gas well on the C. B. Howard company
land in Cameron county will soon be un-
der way by the Pengasoil company.
This company recently made history
and surprised geologists when they
brought in a gasser that produces be-
tween 140,000 and 200,000 cubic feet of
gas a day. The first well is within a
mile of the McKean county line.
—The Public Service Commission has
rejected an application of the Pennsyl-
vania railroad’s bus subsidiary, the
Pennsylvania General Transit company,
to operate a motor bus line between
Tyrone and Grampian. A number of
protests were entered against the appli<
cation, and the Commission, in refusing
a franchise, held that the territory was
being amply served by existing carriers.
More than 900 employees of the
Goodyear Shoe Company at its two
Carlisle plants will benefit under a
$900,000 group insurance policy placed
with the Metropolitan Insurance com-
pany, of New York. The individual
policies carry a = $1,000 death benefit
and $7.50 per week for sick and acci-
dent contingencies. It was effective No-
vember first and for fifteen days the ex-
penses will be maintained on a coopera-
tive basis. :
~The claim of Blair W. Toy, of Kit-
tanning, presented to L. E. Christley,
of Butler, referee under the workmen's
compensation law, is a bit novel in
character. Toy wants the West Win-
field Coal Co., to pay him the amount he
was required to expend in replacing a
set of artificial teeth broken in a fall
through a roof when employed by the
company. Toy received compensation
several weeks for injuries to his head
and face, but nothing for the broken
—Fimerson Godown, of Millville, N. J.,
several days ago sent to General Edward.
Martin, State Treasurer a $2 bill issued:
August 1, 1861, by the Northwestern bank.
of Warren, Pennsylvania. - “I presented.
this piece of money at a Philadelphia
bank,” Mr. Godown wrote, ‘but they re-
fused payment and suggested that per-
haps the State Treasury might cash it.”
The Northwestern Bank of Warren is not
in existence, and N. Brown, president,
who signed the bill, has been dead for
many years.
—A suit for $10,000 damages for per-
manent disfiguration to his face and
body, alleged to have been due to an au-
to crash, was filed in the Dauphin coun-
ty court at Harrisburg, on Friday, by
Solomon Hurwitz, attorney for Leopold
Stern, Brookline, Mass. Mrs. Annie
Stern, wife of Leopold, also claims $10,-
000. Both allege disability. Stern says,
acid from the battery caused the disfig-
urations. The suit is brought against
Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Spackman, Philips-
burg, Centre county. The accident oc-
curred several months ago at Front and
Shamokin streets, Harrisburg. 3
—More than 2,300,000 corn plants in 629
fields located in 181 townships of twen-
ty-eight counties were examined for
European corn borers this summer by
scouts of the Pennsylvania Department
of Agriculture. This scouting work as
reported by the Bureau of Plant Indus-
try shows infestations in 376 corn fields
or about one of every five examined.
Counties in which more than one-third
of the fields were infested include Beaver, -
Centre, Clarion, Clinton, Crawford, Erie,
Lawrence, Mercer and Venango. In Cen-
tre, Clarion, Lawrence and Venango, the
infestation was heavier than that found
in 1928 while in Beaver and Clinton, the
infestation was less.
—Cutting off her son with $5 in her
will, Mrs. Madeline Alexander, of Pen-
field, Pa., bequeathed him the wide,
wide world in which to make a living.”
The instrument, filed for probation at
Media last week, disposes of an estate
valued at $50,000 and upwards. Mrs.
Alexander died August 10 last in: Phila-
delphia. The disinherited son is Sidney
Alexander, of Englewood, N. J. In her
will his mother wrote that she was
prompted to take this action in return
for “his unnatural unkindness and be-
havior to me.” A daughter, Miss Elsie
Alexander, is named as beneficiary of
the entire estate. The will was drawn
up by Mrs. Alexander, September 232,
: —Eking out an existence in a hog
pen, the sordid tale of a family of six
came to the attention of -Northumber-
land county authorities. Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Slickinger and four children,
have been living since last spring in a
hog pen on an old farm near Bear Gap,
and the home-life is one of sickness,
skimpy meals and unhappiness. Wel-
fare societies of the county were
brought face to face with the plight of
the family and planned immediate steps
to bring relief to the parents and their
children. It has been learned that
Slickinger and his family formerly liv-
ed at Kulpmont. Last spring he lost
his job, and finally the family funds
became so low that he was forced to
move. He chose the hog pen and the
six persons have been living in it since
that time.
—Pong Bing, of the Wah Hing Com-
pany, Pan Choa Chin, China, within a
few days will receive from General Ed-
ward Martin, State Treasurer, a check for
$1.69. Nine cents of this amount is in-
terest, and $1.60 is the sum forgotten by
Pong Bing when he returned to China.
It was escheated to the State by the Far-
mers’ Deposit of Pittsburgh. The China-
man, Pong Bing, some years after he re-
turned to - China remembered his $1.60
and wrote to the Pittsburgh bank, which
by that time had turned over the money
to the State Treasury. ~The bank noti-
fied the Board of Finance and Revenue
of Pong Bing's demand for his money,
and “the refund was authorized. The
check was sent to Pan Choa Chin, but re-
turned unclaimed, because of insufficient
address. Several days ago the remittance
was again, put in the mails. 3