Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, November 15, 1929, Image 1

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    —The warring Republicans in
Washington are planning to call the
President in as peace maker. If we
were Herb we'd have none of that.
He's some engineer, they say, but we
fear that trying to stop a fight be-
fore it is finished isn’t an engineer-
ing job.
~—If it “is true that Washington
consumes thirty-two thousand gal-
lons of hard liquor every week we
think it is about time for Washing-
ton to pass the bottle. Why, count-
ing only twelve drinks to the quart
—and they don’t pour them that big
these days—that would amount toa
million and a half every seven days.
And, let’s see: What is the popula-
tion of Washington? You look that
up. We figured the other part out.
* —We notice that the subject for
the sermon one of our local clergy-
men will deliver to his congregation,
next Sunday evening, will be
“Touchy People.” From what we
know of human nature we opine that
the good dominie didn’t have to use
a fine toothed comb when he went
on search of the exhibits he will
probably present during the dis-
course. If he wants a few of na-
tional repute we would suggest Mrs.
Gann, Mrs. Longworth and a few of
the Senators in Washington.
—After all the stock market is the
weather vane of business conditions
in the country. What is happening
in Wall street these days doesn’t re-
flect the actualities of today, tomor-
row, next week or next month. It
does reflect, however, what those
who have gone deeper into the gen-
eral economic situation than mere
“tips” have discovered. They are
discounting the future by selling.
This or no other country can go on,
forever, gradually raising two thou-
sand dollar men to four and four
thousand dollar men to eight. It
can’t jazz nine-tenths of its popula-
tion into living beyond their means
and hug the delusion that a day of
reckoning—deflation— will never
come, for it will.
—We are one of those Democrats
in whose hearts, we said last week.
hope is eternally springing. Not
that we want anything, but just be-
cause we have spent the most of our
life trailing along with the underdog
we do love to see a Democrat win
once in a while. When we say win
we mean win when victory bears
some fruit. We are not going to the
trouble of looking it up, but we ven-
ture the assertion that ‘not for many
years have the Democrats won as
many victories in Pennsylvania as
we did at the recent election. Towns
and cities all over the State select-
ed Democratic mayors, burgesses,
councilmen, school directors and
other officers for the first time, al-
most, in their corporate existence.
Our State chairman, Mr. John R.
Collins, is all het up over these tri-
umphs and well he should be, for
they are symptoms that the elixir
he has been trying so earnestly to
hypo the party with is gradually
taking effect. We congratulate our
State chairman but we are cold as a
well dog’s nose, a well horse's ears or
a well woman’s knees so far as en-
thusing with Mr. Collins is concern-
ed. We can’t do that because few
of the victories we won have any-
thing in them. Almost we are per-
suaded to believe that the Republi-
cans deliberately deal to make the
Democrats take the “thank you’ jobs.
—We note that the President has
been asked to bar Dr. Samuel Mec-
Clintock Hamill from his White
House conference on Child Health
and Protection. Four correspondents
have sent us clippings of the report
of the International Conference for
the Investigation of Vivisection in
which the resolution praying for Dr.
Hamill’s disbarment was passed.
If they were sent with the hope that
we would make comment thisis it:
Dr. Sam is a Centre county boy. He
is one of the foremost pediastrists
in the country. We attended a meet-
ing in the Bellevue—Stratford, Phil-
adelphia, some years ago. Herbert
Hoover, now the President of the
United States, was the guest of hon-
or. He took about thirty minutes of
the time to tell us that what was
needed was “work, and more work.”
After he had gotten that off his
chest somebody raised the question
of infant mortality. He was probably
thinking that the war was going to
last at least eighteen years longer,
but he gave Dr. Sam his cue. Then the
Doctor got up and told the best sob
story we have ever heard of how po-
tential soldiers in Pennsylvania were
dying before their dads even got a
chance to walk the floors with their
colickly little bodies, and he wanted
so much appropriated for each coun-
ty in the State in order that poten-
tial soldiers might be saved. Inas-
much as we had never been much
concerned about how the other fel-
lows get was faring and we have al-
ways thought Centre county the best
aver, we got up and announced that
if they were going to appropriate
money for such a purpose Centre
didn’t want any of it because we
have the best mothers in the world,
ap where we come from. We got a
“hand” on that but, Dr. Sam spoil-
sd it all by rising immediately - to
read from statistics that proved that
~entre was one of the highest in the
3tate in infant mortality. Our corres-
pondents should now know why we
shucked their clippings into the waste
paper basket and are leaving the
jistinguished Centre county boy
Ee A
NO. 45.
Another Rank Humbug Exposed Reed in Deep and Dark Dispair |
J. A. Arnold, head of the South-
ern Tariff association and the Tax-
payers’ league, may have been less
candid in his testimony before the
lobby committee of the Senate than
Joe Grundy, but he was equally il-
luminating. He refused to admit
that he is a professional lobbyist but
acknowledged that the purpose of
both organizations is to lobby for any
one or any interest which is willing
to pay for such work. Within the
period since the association and the
league were organized he had lobby-
ed in opposition to female suffrage,
against prohibition and against the
Adamson eight-hour day law, and
collected money from those opposed
to those policies and measures.
The Southern Tariff association
and the Taxpayers’ league are under
one management and Mr. Arnold is
president of both. He says he has col-
lected $250,00 within a year, fifty-
five per cent. of which was paid to
himself and his assistants in sala-
ries. The organizations keep no
books and he failed to give any ac-
count of the balance of the fund
collected. Some of it, of course, was
used to pay office rent, supply office
furniture and pay postage and tele-
graph tolls. He was an industrious
correspondent and in copious letters
kept Senator Reed, of Pennsylvania,
Watson, of Indiana, and other Re-
publican leaders informed as to
what occurred, and sometimes what
didn’t occur, in the councils of the
For example in a letter to Sen-
ator Reed he wrote “at a conference
of the farm group yesterday it de-
veloped that Senators Brookhart
and Frazier, of the insurgents, had
an agreement with the Democrats
that if the insurgents would stand
with the Democrats on the flexible
and administrative featuresthe Dem-
ocrats would permit the insurgents
to write the rates.” It has been
proved that no such agreement was
made but the tip probably had the
effect of making the tariff mongers
believe that Arnold was earning the
money they had paid him. Like all
other professional lobbyists Arnold
is a sinister humbug who makes a
luxurious living by bleeding suckers
who have selfish interest in legisla-
—Up to the present moment we |
haven't had any reason to change
our mind on the stock market ad-
vice we gave last week. It may be
that a burnt child dreads the fire.
Nevertheless we still cling to the be-
lief that 1907 is repeating itself and
think it is a good market to stay out
eee lemme i!
Hoover's Armistice Day Speech.
President Hoover’s Armistice Day |
speech ‘presents a happy contrast
with that of his predecessor deliver-
ed at the same place and upon the
same theme a year ago. Then Mr.
Coolidge breathed the spirit of war.
He inferentially charged Great Brit-
ain with bad faith in its attitude at |
the naval conference in Paris and rec-
ommended an elaborate naval build-
ing programme for this country. On
the contrary, Mr. Hoover expresses
a hope for material decrease in naval
equipment in all countries. “We will
reduce our naval strength in propor-
tion to any other,” he declared, and
added, “it cannot be too low for us.”
There is no surprise in this atti-
tude of the President for every word
he has spoken on the subject since
his inauguration has shown sympa-
thies in the direction of peace and he
understands that big armaments,
whether on land or sea, make for
war. But even in his laudable and
forceful advocacy of peace he is not
entirely consistent. For example, he
says, “progress toward peace can be
attained only as a result of realistic |
practical daily conduct among na-
tions. It can be the result only of a
frank recognition of forces which may
disturb peace. For instance, we must
realize that our industrial life, our
employment, our comport and com-
fort depend greatly upon our inter-
change of goods and ideas with other.
Yet in the face of these obvious
facts President Hoover is aiding and
~. ‘become a: law.
abetting a selfish group in Congress
to enact legislation which of neces- |!
sity will work for the opposite re-
sult. Commercial antagonisms are
the most prolific sources of armed
conflicts. Injustice in trade rela- |
tions, whether real or imaginary, |
arouse enmities and prejudices that |
lead to war. Almost every feature |
of the pending tariff bill is regarded |
as unjust to the industrial life of |
most of the other countries of the |
world, and Mr. Hoover has givenit |
moral as well as material support. |
It is certainly not promoting “the
interchange of goods with other na-
——They can't kill King George
of Great Britain even by {issuing
false reports of his death.
When the Senate, by a vote of
forty-eight to thirty, cut the tariff
tax rate on pig iron fifty per cent.
Senator Reed, of Pittsburgh, aban-
doned all hope. “The bill is as good
as dead,” he declared, “and this co-
alition is killing it right here. We
are merely acting a farce” he con-
tinued. “The bill you are going to
pass will not be agreed to by the
House.” The rate which caused
Senator Reed such mental anguish is
the same as that expressed in the
present law when it was enacted in
1922. Subsequently President Cool-
idge increased it fifty per cent. by
proclamation under the flexible pro-
vision. The pending bill fixed the
tax at $1:50 a ton, though there is
no distress in that industry.
The wail of the attorney of the
Steel trust provoked a good deal of
comment among the Senators. Nor-
ris observed that the Senator from
Pennsylvania “indicated poor sports-
manship.” Walsh, of Montana, de-
clared that the rate fixed by the
Senate Finance committee was so
high “that even four Republicans,
than whom there are none more reg-
ular, had opposed it, and Pat Harri-
son, of Missouri, “laughed it off.”
Senator Borah congratulated Sena-
tor Reed upon his suggestion that
“the coalition undertake the job of
writing the bill in full,” which is
what he hopes will be done. The
irony of the Senator from Idaho
“went over the head” of Mr. Reed,
who continued to lament the menace
to the government in the sacrifice of
the tariff structure.
The four “regular” Senators who
voted with the coalitionists to cut
the pig iron graft are Sacket, of
Kentucky; Steiwer, of Oregon; Wa-
terman, of Colorado, and Thomas,
of Idaho. They are stalwarts and
ardent supporters of the President.
But they are not willing to betray
the party pledge to enact legislation
that will place agriculture on a par-
ity with the other industries of the
country. Their action justified Sen-
ator Reed’s prediction that the pend-
ing bill in ics present form is dead and
may fulfill Senator Borah’s hope
that a tariff bill will be written by
the Democrats and Insurgent Re-
publicans during the life of the Sev-
entieth Congress and that
————— el ——
—Out at the University of Michi-
gan they padlocked a student dor-
mitory because three occupants were
found to be doing a boot-leg business
in it. Just what good throwing the
other seventy-seven occupants out
of their rooms because three lawless
ones had been found among them
will do, we are at an utter loss to
see. At this distance it looks like
just plain damphoolishness.
Senator Bingham Mildly Censured
By the substantial majority of fif-
ty-four to twenty-two the Senate on
Monday adopted a resolution censur-
ing Senator Hiram Bingham, of Con-
| necticut, for secretly placing a lobby-
ist upon the official roll of the Sen-
ate “and his use by Senator Bing-
ham at the time and in the manner
set forth in the report of the sub-
committee of the Committee on the
Judiciary, is contrary to good mor-
als and senatorial ethics and tends
to bring the Senate into dishonor
and disrepute.” Just before the
vote was taken Senator Norris, au-
thor of the resolution, consented to
the insertion of the words “while
not the result of corrupt motives on
the part of the Senator from Con-
Senator Bingham employed Charles
L. BEyanson, Secretary of the Con-
necticut, for secretly placing a lobby-
to act as his secretary during the
time the tariff bill was before the
Finance committee of the Senate in
secret sessions. Eyanson was at the
time representing the Connecticut
organization in the lobby at a sal-
ary of $10,000 a year and classed as
a tariff expert. Without relinquish-
ing his title or salary in the associa-
tion he entered upon his duties as
secretary to the Senator. There was
no announcement that he had given
up one job to accept another less lu-
crative, or that he was serving the
Senator without salary but was still
receiving generous compensation
from the Manufacturers’ association.
How the people of Connecticut in-
terpret the phrase “corrupt motives”
is left to conjecture. The whole
transaction was fraudulent.. Mr.
Eyanson was at no time secretary
to Senator Bingham. Senator Bing-
ham’s secretary drew his pay dur-
ing all the time this false pretense
was in operation and Eyanson re-
ceived his salary and expense allow-
ance from the Manufacturers’ associ-
ation. It was a scurvy trick if not
an actual crime against the Senate
and the public and though so-called
senatorial courtesy soft-pedaled the
condemnation the people of the coun-
try will put the proper construction
upon it. Hiram Bingham, of Con-
necticut, stands convicted of fraud.
it will We
i ll a pa
Cherishing Up Wrath.
The social structure of the Na-
tional capital has had several hard
‘jolts since the beginning of the
‘Hoover administration. The contro-
versy over Mrs. Gann's seat at the
table, though not finally solved, has
been quieted for a time. Speaker
Longworth and his wife, formerly
Alice Roosevelt, voluntarily remain-
ed away from the White House din-
ner to Premier MacDonald, thus
averting for a time the determina-
tion of that issue. But a new amd
probably more significant dispute
has since arisen. Senator Johnson,
of California, was not invited
to the dinner to Ambassador Dawes,
though as a member of the Senate
Committee on Foreign Relations he
was clearly entitled to that courtesy.
The relations between the President
and the senior Senator from his own
State have not been cordial. In the
recent campaign Senator Johnson
supported Hoover “because he is the
Republican candidate for President,”
as he stated at the time. But it was
not an enthusiastic or even a helpful
support, and since the inauguration
the Senator has availed himself of
every opportunity to “throw a har-
poon” into the President’s ribs or a
monkey wrench into his machinery.
Johnson’s speech against the flexible
provision of the tariff bill is com-
monly believed to have killed that
fondly cherished scheme to lodge in
the President’s hands full power to
control tariff schedules in the future.
The President had nothing to do
with the dispute concerning Mrs.
Gann’s place at the table. But he
had all to do with the snub of Sena-
tor Johnson in the matter of the
Dawes dinner. An attempt was
made by some outsiders to set up
the alibi that it was an oversight of
some one in the White House rather
than an intentional slight of the Sen-
ator. - But that proved a futile ges-
ture and made matters worse in-
stead. of better. The selection of
Reed instead of Johnson, who rank-
ed him on the Foreign Relations
committee, indicated
as well as punish the Senator for
real or imaginary grievances.
se a means of censoring the air
without infringing on the liberty of
expression. That is, the industry
warts to prevent pollution of the at-
Dry Enforcement in Washington
The evidence of “moisture” in of-
ficial Washington continues to ac-
cumulate. Some weeks ago Senator
Brookhart, of Iowa, shocked the coun-
try and perturbed the President by
stating that he had attended a din-
ner given by a Wall street broker at
which the souvenir was a silver flask
spite and this:
incident following that is convincing
evidence of a purpose to humiliate
—The_radio industry is trying to .
{An Attempt to Defraud
From the Philadelphia Record.
Once more the spirit of '76 has
stirred in this, our country.
Unfortunately, however, it is the
spirit, not of the colonists who rose
to defeat a selfish and ambitious
imperialism, but the spirit of that
imperialism itself. :
It was seen in the attempt of the
beet and cane sugar growers to
impose tariff duties on sugar from
the Philippines.
It raises its head again in the
resolution of Senator Vandenberg,
of Michigan, to extend American
coastwise shipping laws to those
When this country assumed con-
trol in the Philippines, it promised
that it would rule for the good of
the inhabitants. :
The intent of the shipping scheme
is to exploit this dependency for
the good of certain groups in the
United States.
The prosperity and rights of the
Philippines are not considered, any
more than the prosperity and rights
of the American colonies were con-
sidered by the ministers of King
George III.
And, according to Secretary of
State Stimson, who should know,
having served as Governor General
of the islands the extension of these
shipping laws would injure and not
help American shipping.
The obvious intention is to bar
the ships of foreign nations from
the island trade and then raise the
rates on all commerce handled.
A stupid policy, as most selfish
policies are.
Mr. Stimson told the Senate sub-
committee that such a move would
soon destroy American trade all
through the Orient. American
ships would automatically be bar-
red from the Dutch East Indies.
Great Britain would naturally make
reprisals. The Filipino Nationalist
leaders and the heads of the
Chinese Nationalist government are
in close contact. Our trade in
China would suffer.
Any moves to exploit the people
of our dependencies to the advant.-
age -of - American . speeial interest
would be a direct reversal of policy
and betrayal of national honor.
Fall's Light Sentence
From the Pittsburgh Press.
Justice Hitz of the District of Co-
lumbia Supreme Court has refused
to make a martyr of Albert B. Fall
Instead ‘of givihg thé former ‘Secre-
tary of the Interior the maximum
sentence of three years in prison and
a $300,000 fine, the judge made
one year and a $100,000 fine.
The maximum sentence would not
have been unjust punishment for
such a crime as a cabinet officer ac-
cepting a bribe to dispose of the
national resources of which he was
the sworn guardian.
more than stark justice to its male- | ing the parade.
with | mounted from his horse and was rushed
factors; it tempers justice
mercy. And the rue of mercy should to a
the high, who have fallen, |
to the rich as
apply to-
as well as the low;
well as the poor.
The judge went farther. He was
filled with whiskey. A few days la- wining "to suspend in full the prison
ter eSnator Cole Blease,
a declaration that narcotic
joints abounded within the shadow of
the capitol and the bootleggers op-
erate within the walls of that state-
ly structure. Naturally these expos-
ures provoked comment and contro-
versy and Senator Brookhart has
been subpoenaed to tell his story to
the court. :
Brookhart is a dry and more or
less fanatical and Blease is erratic
and more or less irresponsible so
their surprising statements were not
generally accepted at “face value.”
But the other day Senator Gillett, of
Massachusetts, who is both sane and
' conservative corroborated their evi-
dence by declaring that “he had seen
Representatives legislating in the
House under the influence of liquor.
“Gillett is a competent witness hav-
ing served as Speaker of the House
during three full terms and nearly
a term of six years in the Senate.
His purpose was not to correct an
evil, however. It was rather to ex-
cuse a colleague for an offence which
both of them characterized as “an
But his statement may serve a
useful purpose. There are too many
Senators and Representatives in
Congress with wet throats and dry
tongues and Gillet’s support of the
charges of Brookhart and Blease is
likely to compel an investigation in-
to the manner of enforcing prohibi-
tion legislation in Washington. It
has long been suspected that boot-
legging is conducted under the pro-
tection of the municipal authorities
which are amenable only to the Na-
tional administration and Congress,
If these suspicions are confirmed by
investigation the result will be
wholesome whether it promotes the
interests of the wets or the drys. It
will be bad for hypocrisy and that
is a major evil:
—In London traffic officers are
now carrying tail lights. That should
be quite a convenience for the crim-
fnally inclined. They will not be so
ikely to bump into them.
of South | sentence, not because of false
Carolina, astounded the public with! timentality but because
drug | of Fall's age and
to a man
ill health it prob-
ably would mean a life sentence or
worse. ’
But when Fall insisted upon ap-
pealing the case, it was impossible
to suspend sentence.
Doubtless the country
Fall might have accepted the ver-
dict and suspended sentence, and
gone quietly out of the limelight.
. For the country is tired of being re-
minded of that dishonor to its pub-
lic office.
May the case of Edward L. Do-
heny, the oil multimillionaire charg-
ed with bribing Fall, be prosecuted
quickly and vigorously and that
sordid chapter in the national life
Where Einstein Simply Guesses.
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Only 10 persons may understand
Einstein, the great physicist, when
he talks on relativity, but a multi-
tude will not hesitate to check up
on him when he turns to discussion
of such topics as those involving re-
ligious faith.
Recently the savant was quoted
against the belief in personal im-
mortality, holding that death ends
all. Here, however, he is dealing
with a mystery in which his guess
is no more final than that of another.
But faith in the immortality of the
soul has continued through so many
centuries that it is impossible for
any mere statement to shake it.
if Einstein would maintain his
fame as a savant he will stick to
figuring rather than guessing.
— The Senate Judiciary committee
having voted to recommend con-
firmation of the appointmentof Al-
bert L. Watson as a Federal Dis-
trict Judge for the Middle District of
Pennsylvania it is probable that it
will be done. We don’t know any-
thing about Judge Watson's qualifi-
cations, but if we were to read into
Attorney General Mitchell’s estimate
of them what we think he really
wanted to say we would conclude
that the Middle District bench isn't
going to collapse under the weight
of its probable new occupant.
it |
“bury and
—Governor Fisher and other State of-
ficials on Tuesday laid the date-stone for
the $4,000,000 building to house the De-
partment of Public Instruction.
—Eyreview, palatial residence of the
late State Senator T. Lawrence Eyre, on
North High street, West Chester, was
sold on Monday to Charles M. James, at
a price reported to be approximately $60,-
000. The sale was confirmed by the real
estate firm of R. Jones Patrick and Sons.
The district attorney's office said that
Deysher was not called for sentence ear-
lier in order that he could ascertain de-
finitely how much money had been taken.
It totaled about $15,000, and since Dey-
sher’s arrest the defendant has made
restitution in part. The money was lost
in stock speculation.
—Donald Allison, 3-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert A. Allison, of Salona,
was attacked and so severely bitten by a
neighbor's vicious dog Wednesday that it
was necessary to take the lad to the Lock
Haven hospital, where the lacerations
about the right eye and on the left cheek
and left ear were dressed and closed with
seven stiches.
—The closing of the plant of the Syl-
vania Products company, at Mill Hall,
has placed that town again in the scarcity
of employment rank, and has left a void
that at the present outlook, will be hard
to fill. There are, however, rumors that
the above named company will again
operate the plant by the production of
something other than radio tubes.
—“Out of the frying pan into the fire,”
was the experience of Elmer Halderman,
safe cracker deluxe, who was released
from the eastern penitentiary early last
week and then taken in charge by police of
the Reading Railroad company who took
him to Lewisburg to answer a charge of
shooting officer Mowery when he resisted
arrest on the company’s property.
—Pleading guilty to charges of embez-
zlement and making false entries and
statements by an officer of a bank, Frank
A. Deysher, 33 years old, former cashier
of the Kempton State bank, at Kempton,
Berks county, was sentenced to pay a
fine of $500, make just restitution and
undergo imprisonment in the Berks Jail
for from one and a half to three years.
—More than $2000 worth of furs report-
ed to have been stolen from Aaron's fur
shop, Altoona, have been recovered in
Cleveland, according to announcement by
the proprietor of the shop last week. Al-
though the name of the alleged thief was
not learned, it was intimated that a for-
mer employee was involved. Mr. Aaron
said that all the furs stolen are valued
at approximately $10,000. Police author-
ities have been working on the case since
the robbery was reported.
—A dragnet spread by a borough, State
police and highway patrolmen was evad-
ed by a daring bandit who waylaid Ed-
win Ogara, Shamokin, on the main thor-
oughfsre of that city early on Saturday.
Ogara refused to say how much he had
with him at the time, but a friend assert-
ed he had more than $2000 in his pock-
ets at the time. Ogara and several friends
went to the apartment of a man whom
they suspected, but he escaped by leap-
ing from a window. ' He is reported to
be a nationally famous automobile en-
durance driver.
__A diamond ring valued at $125, be-
longing to Mrs. Roy D. Saunders, of
Chambersburg, was found in a school dic-
tionary in the King street school building,
last week, where it had been placed by
Stuart Walker, 15 years old, a school
pupil, who admitted to police he had
taken it from the Saunders home on July
2. For a time after taking the ring,
Walker said, he carried it in his overcoat
pocket and then transferred it to the
school dictionary. He said he took the
ring while visiting the Saunders home
with a son of Mrs. Saunders.
__Robert Gregg, 54 years old, an aide
to the grand marshal in the Armistice
day parade at Lewistown, died soon after
a civilized society grants being stricken with a heart attack dur-
Feeling ill, Gregg dis-
local hospital where he died five
minutes after being admitted. He was
the son of General John Irvin Gregg, who
served with the Union forces during the
Civil war. Gregg served with the City
Troop of Philadelphia in the Spanisn-
American War and was stationed at Fort
Worth during the World war.
— When he rolled under a motor truck
while making a flying tackle in a football
game, John B. Weller, 16, a Sunbury
High school sophomore, was fatally in-
jured on Friday. William Eichner, the
boy who was tackled, escaped with his
head being grazed by the same wheel
that killed Weller. The boys were play-
ing in the rear of a warehouse in Sun-
) did not see the truck approach.
Weller asked to be taken home after the
accident, and told friends that he did
not want to be scolded for playing foot-
ball. He died a few hours later.
—“Hootch’’ that inspires men to climb
rainspouts almost cost Patrick Komer, of
Pottsville, his life early on Monday.
Komer, as he told police, was full of the
“stuff” when he climbed up a spout to
enter a room where Dominic Margita was
slumbering. It resembled his own, which
he missed by a block. Margita awoke
and, fortunately for Komer, let the fact
be known with curses and threats. The
climber took fright and made a hurried
descent to the ground as Margita poked
a gun barrel over the window sill and
sent three shots in his general direction,
thinking him a burglar.
—A total of 131 prosecutions for pure
food law violations was ordered during
October, according to the monthly report
of the Bureau of Foods and Chemistry,
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
These prosecutions occurred throughout
the Commonwealth, but were heaviest in
the southeastern section. Selling stale
eggs as fresh resulted in 27 prosecutions,
the largest number for a single law vio-
lation. - Milk deficient in fat and solids
brought 14 prosecutions, and jelly, used
in jelly doughnuts and rolls, adulterated
and misbranded caused 10 prosecutions.
No prosecutions were brought in Centre
—A Bible lost in the Argonne during
the closing days of the war, 11 years ago,
has been returned to G. Taylor Wright,
formerly of Berwick, now of Massachus-
etts, his mother revealed on Monday. Mrs.
Wright opened a letter to her son, and
found it was from Mrs. William Davis,
of McIntyre, Indiana county, who wrote
that a fellow-soldier of Wright had pick-
ed up the book and kept it. Mrs. Davis
sald she would return it to any relative
of Wright, since she did not know if he
had returned from the army. Mrs. Wright
sent the letter to her son, who has re-
ceived the Bible. Wright served with the
814th Infantry, 79th Division.