Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, November 22, 1929, Image 1

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    SE ER EE SI gio
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"INK SLINGS.
——The latest information con-
cerning one Gifford Pinchot is that
he is an interested spectator “of
events in - Washington.
..—When the new post-office build-
ing is completed Spring. street will
see people licking stamps who nev-
er licked them there before.
——Senators are now persuaded
that Watson isn’t big. enough for
floor leader and that Moses is too
funny to be President pro tem.
—Having been elected a Justice for
the township of Ferguson the Hon.
J. William Kepler is now a ’Squire.
Until we hear from friend Bill we
shall not know which of the prefixes
he prefers. Certain it is that he is
entitled to both of them.
. —Yesterday it was the Fourth of
July. Tomorrow it will be Christ-
mas. Do you realize that Christmas
will be here in thirty-three days?
And have you thought anything at
ill about the remembrances you will
Ye wanting to send those good friends
»f yours?
—Talking about being in hot wa-
er, it paid Miss Juniata Hansen, of
White Plzins, N. Y., rather hand-
jomely. She scalded herself in a
shower bath in a New York hotel
ind the courts of that State have
‘ust awarded her one hundred and
iixty seven thousand dollars dam-
ges. Rarely has getting into hot
vater such pleasant after effects.
—The tenth member of the party
hat disturbed the last sleep of old
{ing Tut has died. Possibly he
vould have died at the age of forty-
ix anyway, but the fact that those
xplorers—or vandals, if you prefer
o think them that—have been drop-
ing off so regularly ought to cause
thers who are thinking of meddling
vith the graves of Pharoahs to con-
ider whether they are quite ready
o cash in. 7
—If you were to ask us how much
7e enjoyed the State-Bucknell game
7e might express our reactions to
he nth degree of accuracy by say-
1g that we got about as much
leasure out of it as we did out of
)r. Stokowski’s interpretation of
travinsky music over the radio a
sw Sunday nights ago. State is
on hearted, all right enough. One
ould see that when she held her op-
onent for downs three times within
ae five yard line, but outside of pos-
(bly three men she doesn’t seem to
ave foot-bal’ “It.”
—To L. E. R. who writes to know
that we would say about him if he
ould say he wants “to stop the
Jatchman” we reply: The coming,
nd going of subscribers to a news-
aper is a matter of everyday oc-
irrence. The publisher, of course,
kes to see a net balance in the
wnover. L. E. R's action in can-
slling his subscription would be a
igrettable matter, of course, but
1st what every publisher of a news-
wper is steeled to expect, and noth-
g would be said about it in the
lumns of the paper, for it wouldn’t
» parallel with the case he had in
ind when he wrote us. If he should
rite to request us to cancel his
ibscription and ask for comment on
ie fact that he had done so we
wuld think of nothing else to say
ian that we have known him since
» was a boy, a darned hard working
yy at that, and we are glad that he
\s gotten on as well as he has.
—The savants of the world are
jsembled at Princeton, New Jersey,
ght now. We don’t know whether
ey are having the temerity to do
or not, but it is generally suppos-
| that they are going to attack
nsten’s theory of relativity. We
lieve that Einsten has beaten a lot
wise men to something and that
ost of them hate to admit it. If our
rmise is true we draw a red her-
the trail by asking
ag over
meone to solve the problem
at obfusticates us right now.
e are writing this stuff on
e dining room table. Atour leftis
e sideboard. On it stands four
ndles. The two at the western end
the sideboard are melted and
ining to the west. The two on
e eastern end—rather erect at the
oment—indicate that they are go-
g to sag in an easterly direction.
>w why do they react to the heat
the room in that manner? If the
se men can answer that problem
» will rally to their support.
If the President’s plan for stim-
ating prosperity in the country re-,
its in over produetion nothing will
gained. We are not much of an
onomist but our idea of prosperity
very much like “Topsy’s” idea of
w she came to be. You'll remem.
r that when asked that question
e said: “I just growed.” Produc-
more when we can’t sell what we
producing now seems to us a
jastrous policy. And spending
sat sums taken from the pockets
those who support the gcvern-
mnt on public improvements, mere-
to stimulate prosperity, is dis-
inting a future no one knows any-
ng about. We are not a pessimist
all. Talking with a friend a few
nday mornings ago we said:
ake hope out of my life and I can
y nothing to live for.” No one hopes
yre for better days for everyone
\n we do, but we do believe our
try needs a lesson and it ought to
left to take it right now. The un-
scedented wealth that the war
yught to the United States has
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bued too many people with the idea
it they ought to lie in the lap of |
ury forever.
VOL. 74.
Arnold’s Corrupt Scheme
When the first lobby committee of
the Senate presented to public view
a pen portrait of William Shearer it
was widely believed that the most
despicable figure in a contemptible
fraternity stood revealed. But that
was a mistake. Senator Caraway,
chairman of the second lobby com-
mittee, has uncovered a greater
scoundrel in the person of J. A. Ar-
nold, president of the Southern
Tariff association and the Taxpayers’
League. Shearer directed his ener-
gies to the task of making ‘suck-
ers” of wealthy corporation execu-
tives for his own personal profit. In-
cidentally he antagonized some of
the cherished policies of the admin-
istration but did comparatively little
harm because nobody trusted him.
But Arnold employed more vicious
methods to accomplish more sinister
purposes. With the intention to de-
ceive the people of the South he con-
ceived the idea of procuring the
nomination and ‘election by Demo-
cratic constituencies in northern dis-
tricts of colored men to Congress,
thus alienating white voters of the
South from allegiance to the Dem-
ocratic party. He presented his plan
to Senator Reed, of Pittsburgh, and
Senator Watson, of Indiana, and with
or without their approval had the
temerity to ask President Hoover to
support the enterprise. It was aban-
doned, subsequently, probably for the
reason that means to finance it were
not available. It would have cost a
lot of money.
The southern people are averse to
social equality on the color line. Mr.
Arnold imagined he might capitalize
this prejudice and use it to the ad-
vantage of the party which employs
him. Intolerance is a strong force
in the South and sending a colored
man to Congress as representative of
a northern Democratic constituency
would cause a shock to a community
which for more than a generation
has been indulging, if not cultivating,
prejudice. But it could only be ac-
complished by corrupt means and at
great expense. That would make
little difference to Reed and Watson
ifthe money could be provided. But
President Hoover may have vetoed
the proposition. Maybe it was too
raw for him.
farm bloc Senators are willing to
relinquish their position on the flex-
ible provision in consideration of
high rates on farm products which
will do them no good.
The Tariff Fight at Present
The organization of a new bloc in
the Senate justifies the expectation
that the tariff bill, as rewritten by the
coalition, may get through the Sen-
ate before the end of the special
session. The new bloc is composed
of a group of first term Republican
Senators who are anxious to save
the face of the President at any
price. They offer to let the coalition-
ists write the rates on agricultural
products if they will consent to the
rates on manufactures contained in
the existing law. The proposition
has not been formally accepted by
the coalitionists but the indications
are it will be. At any rate no op-
postion has been made against big
tax increases on agricultural pro-
ducts since the offer.
The consideration of the agricul-
tural schedule was begun immedi-
ately after the organization of the
new bloc and the tax on fresh toma-
toes was increased from one-half a
cent per pound to three cents and
that on preserved tomatoes from fif-
teen to fifty per cent. advalorem. The
tax on turnips and rutabagas was
next increased from twelve to twen-
ty cents a pound and that on onions
from one cent a pound to two and a
half cents. The duty on peanuts
was increased from four to seven
cents a pound; that on fresh milk
considerable and that on beans from
one cent to three and a half cents a
pound. The tax on mushrooms, nuts
and fruits was increased and all
these changes were made without a
roll call.
These increases of tariff tax rates
may seem flattering to the vanity of
the farm bloc Senators and helpful
to the purposes of the new bloc
which has been derisively christened
by the old guard the “band of pa-
triots,” but it is not easy to see what
other good they can accomplish. Very
few of those commodities are im-
ported and the tariff tax on them
will afford little advantage to home
growers in the long run. They may
increase the cost of living for a short
time but they will add little to the
revenue and competition among do-
mestic producers will soon fix the lev-
el of prices. But the tariff taxeson
the things they buy, which might be
obtained cheaper abroad, will count.
——General medley Butler pro-
tests that he is not a candidate for
Governor but would like to have the
office.
It is a question whether the
‘Secretary Mellon’s Quick Change.
It wouldn't be wise to put too
much faith in the promise of tax re-
duction made by Secretary of the
Treasury Mellon the other day. The : De
Secretary, after conference with
the President, announced. that pres-
ent treasury conditions are such as
to justify a tax cutof one per cent.
on incomes, which in the aggregate
would amount to approximately
$160,000,000. The announcement
came to the public ear as a distinct
surprise. Uncle Andy has not been
in the habit of predicting tax reduc-
tions. In fact in the past he has
been reluctant to even permit them
when voted by Congress. All recent
tax cuts have been made in the face
of his protest and against his warn-
ing of disaster.
The last fiscal year was unusual-
ly generous to the treasury. A mod-
erately prosperous period in manu-
facturing and carrying trades swell-
ed the income tax receipts consider-
ably and the immense profits . of
speculative activities filled the vaults
to overflowing. These results in-
fluenced many financiers to suggest
a tax cut during the regular session
of the present Congress. But Sec-
retary Mellon did all he could to
discourage such expectations until
now. Meantime the speculative mar-
ket collapsed and the sources of
revenue which built up surplusses in
the recent past have been closed.
The signs point to a treasury deficit
rather than a surplus for this year
, and therefore the announcement of
a tax cut was a surprise.
There is an old adage that “whist-
ling keeps courage up.” Probably
Uncle Andy is testing it out by his
announcement of a tax cut at a time
when the ordinary observer was pre-
paring for a plunge into the depths
of dispair. According to the news-
papers of the country the promise
did exercise a strengthening influ-
ence on the stock market and check-
ed the flow to lower levels. If that
is true it was a helpful rather than
a harmful gesture and nobody will
have just cause of complaint against
Secretary Mellon even though his
promise was a subterfuge. His in.
tentions were probably good and if
the expectations raised by hid an-
nouncement are disappointed next
year it can’t.be helped. «uso.
——Upon the not too ethical the-
ory that “the end justifies the
means,” President Hoover’s plan to
stabilize business may be approved.
But it brings conditions perilously
close to Joe Grundy’s political phi-
losophy, which is that only rich men
should have a voice in government.
Absurd Hopes Based on Voting
There is an old adage that “drown-
ing men catch at straws,” which is
probably true but futile. But in any
event it is no more absurd than
some of the theories upon which
politicians build hope. For example,
we learn from an esteemed Phila-
delphia contemporary that the
friends of William S. Vare imagine
that because Mr. Grundy outraged
the corn belt Senators by publicly
stating the States they represent are
“backward,” and Senaor Reed, of
Pittsburgh, offended them by liken-
ing them to communists, the chances
of Vare being admitted to the seat
strengthened. The ,
he bought are
basis of this conclusion is that west-
ern Senators believe that if Vareis
not seated Grundy will be appointed
by the Governor.
It would be utterly impossible
for any intelligent man or woman
to think that under ~ny circum-
stances Governor Fisher or any oth-
er man ouside of aninsane asylum
would appoint Mr. Grundy to that or
any other important office after his
evidence before the lobby committee
of the Senate had been analyzed. He
expressed a direct repuliation of ev-
ery principle of popular government
as contemplated by the framers of
the constitution of the United States
and the traditions of the Republic. A
government based ‘on the political
philosophy expressed by Grundy
wouldn't endure a month. To ap-
point Grundy Senator would be an
endorsement of that philosophy and
equivalent to writing the epitaph of
the party. ihe Go
The western Senators who have
justly taken umbrage at the lan-
guage of Grundy, Reed and Moses are
intelligent men. Some of them
stand as among the intellectual lead-
ers of Congress and the party. They
know that Governor Fisher would
not sacrifice his party and destroy
himself by making such an appoint-
ment. When Vare’s claims are dis-
posed of on the assembling of Con-
gress in regular session Governor
Fisher wil appoint a Republican who,
though a bitter partisan and an ul-
tra tariff-monger, will not be as ab-
horrent to public sentiment and mor-
al principles as Grundy or Vare.
Governor Fisher has not given up
hope of future party favors and is
not a “son of a wild jackass.”
STATE RIGHTS AN
FEDERAL UNION.
D
| Sound Advice
Women
Jouett Shouse, chairman of th
executive committee of the ‘National
‘ Democratic = commitee, gave the
members of the Philadelphia Dem-
ocratic women’s luncheon club some
sbund advice and wise counsel at a
luncheon meeting of that organiza-
tion the other day. “There could be
nothing more destructive of the par-
ty,” he said, “than to have alleged
leaders of the organization, whether
in State or county or city, who will
lénd themselves and their following to
an alliance with the Republican party
or to the election of Republican
candidates.” He may have had in
mind an admonition against the
faithless Democratic organization in
that city which has been betraying
the party for years.
Or his vision may have taken wid-
er scope. There are county organi-
zations. in this State which expended
all the energy they could command
to induce voters to oppose the can-
didates of the party for President
and Vice President, and in at least
one county since, party favors and
honors have been bestowed as re-
wards for such betrayal of party
obligations. But whatever purpose
Mr. Shouse had in view his words
were both wise and timely. The
Democratic party has great oppor-
tunities in the near future but com-
plete harmony, unbounded energy
and absolute fidelity to the prinei-
ples of the party are necessary to
realize on them. We must work and
watch to achieve results.
It is true, as Mr. Shouse said, that
“the Republican party is more hope-
less, more disorganized, more be-
Given ‘to “Democratic
BELLEFONTE, PA., NOVEMBER 22. 1929.
NO. 46.
Milesburg Plans to Beautify State
Highway
Residents of Milesburg are already
planning for a beautification of the
new State highway being built
through that borough from the east-
ern borough limits to the highway
leading to Bellefonte. The distance
is approximately fifteen hundred feet
and the plans provide for planting
catalpa bungi trees (better known
as the umbrella tree) on each side |
of the road, about tweny-five feet |
apart, which will form a boulevard
of beauty the entire .length of the |
highway from the eastern line of the
borough to the soldier's monument. |
As figured now it will take about |
125 trees to do the work, and if per-
mission can be obtained to plant
them additional trees will be plant-
ed as a background for the boule-
wildered right now than it has ever
been,” and there is no section in
which this demoralization is more
apparent than in Pennsylvania. No
right-minded man or woman can,
give even casual approval
language expressed by Mr. Grundy
before the Senate committee, and
supporting the Republican party in
this State is endorsing that language,
for he is the mouth-piece of the party.
He is the agent who collects the
slush money which buys majorities
and the disburser of the favors
which serve to reimburse the con-
——Borough council, at its meet-
ing on Monday evening, entered into
an agreement with the Pitometer
company to make a thorough survey
and test of Bellefonte’s complete wa-
ter system for leakage and wastage
of water. The company is to be
paid at the rate of two cents a
thousand gallons for all leaks or
wastes found and overcome for a
period of one year, or a maximum
payment not to exceed $1500. If
they fail to find any leaks or wast-
age they get nothing. They have
computed Bellefonte’s per capita con-
sumption at approximately 400 gal-
lons a day, and it is because of this
to the
. spector when the ballots were print-
“the two persons having the greatest
that they are willing to gamble on
a large leakage.
imum fee of $1500 the company will
To get their max-!
have to find leakage and wastage to-
taling a quarter of a million gallons
‘daily, or 75,000,000 gallons a year.
At the present time Bellefonte is
pumping two and a half million gal-
lons daily to supply the town, which
means approximately nine hundred
million gallons a year. At the pres-
ent rate of pumping by electricity
to pump the 75,000,000 is costing the
borough less than $1300, but of
course that is an annual cost, while
the Pitometer company will get paid
' for only one year’s saving.
| ——Some anxiety is being express-
| ed concerning the disposition of the
i contempt case of Big Tom Cunning-
i ham, of Philadelphia. Delaying the
‘issue is becoming increasingly diffi-
| cult. :
——Senator Hi Johnson, of Cali-
. fornia, has been assured that he will
'not be slighted the next time a
| White House dinner is given, and
Senator Hi pretends to be satisfied.
———The contributors to the Grun-
dy slush fund, last year, will be dis-
appointed when they “cash in” on
. his promises of reimbursement.
——A new parachute jumping rec-
ord has been established, sixteen per-
sons having stepped from a plane at
Roosevelt field on Sunday.
——A new war has broken out
between the Republican factions in
Pittsburgh; this one over the divi-
sion of the spoils.
——JIf Al Smith had been elected
| President everybody would know ex-
actly who was to blame for the Wall
street debacle.
——The voting machine was de-
feated in Harrisburg by a group of
700 colored voters herded in a single
precinct.
vard on the west side of the Belle.
fonte highway, opposite the soldier's
monument. The monument commit-
tee has a fund in hand left from
the monument and it is proposed to
use this money in the purchase of
the trees. The umbrella tree grows
only about six feet in height with a
top just about the size of an um-
brella. By proper trimming it keeps |
this shape all the time, no matter
how old it becomes. |
The state highway through Miles. |
burg will have a twenty-foot width
of concrete with an eight foot berme
on each side, and it is inthe berme
that the trees will be planted, the
Highway Department having already
welcomed the proposition. The For-
estry Department has also offered to
keep the trees properly trimmed and
cared for after they are planted. As
now planned the planting will be
made in the spring.
Howard Will Have Two Republican
Inspectors
Howard Borough will have two
Republican inspectors of election as
the result of the election on Novem.
ber 5th, and so far as it has been
possible to ascertain there is noth-
ing in the election laws or court de-
cisions to give the Democrats repre-
sentation on the board.
There were no candidates for in-
ed and it was necessary for the vot-
ers to write the names on the ballot.
When the vote was tabulated it was
found that G. Frank Williams, Repub-
lican, had 24 votes; M. E. Pletcher
Republican, 21 votes, and J. Diehl,
Democrat, 4 votes. Naturally, if the
minority party is entitled to repre-
sentation on the board, Deihl would
have: been declared the inspector,
though he had only 4 votes to
Pletcher’s 21.
But the election laws state that
number of votes for inspector, shall
be declared to inspectors of elec-
tion.” Nothing in the paragraph pro-
viding for the election mentions the
political affiliation of the persons vot-
ed for.
But in Section 12, of Article 15,
providing for the filling of vacancies
on election boards by court appoint-
ment, it specifically states that “in
the appointment of inspectors both
shall not be of the same political
party.” *
Just why the law provides for a
minority party inspector by appoint-
ment and fails to do so by election
is one of the inexplicable peculiar-
ities of legislative enactments.
“Watchman” Wants Deer Kiiling Re-
ports
Before the next issue of the
Watchmain reaches its readers most
of the regularly organized deer
hunting parties will be on their way
to their hunting camps in the moun-
tains. To those, we say the Watch-
man is desirous of having an early
and accurate report of the number
of deer killed and would appreciate
it if hunters will make a special ef-
fort to get the news to us. Tele-
phone the first day’s kill.
Also, why not include a camera
in your camp equipment and get a
good picture of your spoils. We
would also appreciate a picture, if
received early in the season. Pic-
tures should be marked with name
of hunting party and location, and
if any of the hunting party appear
in the picture names should be given
so they can be identified.
— Geo. E. Rhoads Sons, con-
tractors, expect to start pouring con-
crete on the post office building to-
day. The forms are all in place to
the ceiling joists and all that will
remain to be done after this pour-
ing will be a three foot fire wall all
the way round the top. The firewall
is so designed that in the event of
adding more stories to the structure
it would be utilized as the wall on
which the sills for the second story
windows could be placed and right
on top of the flat roof the second
story flooring could be laid.
| consumers,
i favor of Charles Anderson,
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; SPAWLS FROM THE KEYSTONR
| —Five Wilmerding. election board mem-
| bers have been bonded for a hearing on
| Sweden fraud charges.
—The West Penn Power company, serv-
ing Pittsburgh and a number of western
; and central Pennsylvania counties, has
: filed a supplemental tariff with the Pub-
f lie Service Commission, prescribing a
i new rate for large industrial consumers.
—Berks county’s pancake eating record
was thought to have been broken at the
| pancake supper held in Zion Lutheran
church, Womelsdorf, when one patron
ate forty-two. There was no limit to
the number patrons were served, with
real maple sugar. The supper was most
sucessful.
—John Cluston, 18 years of age, playing
tackle on the Lock Haven High school
{ football team in its game Saturday
against Barnesboro, suffered a fractured
left leg. He was taken to the hospital
during the game, and was given atten-
tion at that institution. His condition is
said to be good.
—Two proprietors of a Harrisburg .hat
cleaning establishment had reason to re-
joice over their use of two cash registers
for convenience. Recently their shop was
entered by a burglar who rifled one cash
register which contained 75 cents. Twen-
ty dollars in the other machine was not
touched and went unnoticed.
—Complaint against the Tyrone Gas
and Water company alleging an insuffi-
cient supply of water has been filed with
the Public Service Commission by three
The complaint charged that
at times during the summer there was no
water at all and the supply of water is
inadequate for fire protection.
—Bruises and shock were the only in-
juries received by Walter Keller, of East
Prospect, when he fell a distance of six-
ty feet from the new Columbia-Wrights-
ville bridge into four feet of water near
the Wrightsville side of the Susquhanna
river, last week, Keller is a carpenter in
the employ of the Wiley-Maxon company,
bridge contractors.
—A dog’s bite cost A. B. Ranishewski,
a Phoenixville baker, $318. A jury in
Chester county common pleas court last
week awarded Mrs. Elizabeth Sakal, 64
years old,’ of Phoenixville, the sum of
$279, and her nusband, John Sakal, $39.
Mrs. Sakal was attacked by the dog and
severely bitten. The husband sued for
medical expenses.
—When the will of Mrs. Rosa Diem,
of Harrisburg, was probated it was dis-
closed that she had left the sum of $500
to carry on the work of caring for crip-
pled in Lock Haven and vicinity, through
the Lock Haven Community Service As-
sociation, Mrs. Diem was formerly Miss
Rosa Floruss, of Lock Haven, and her
gift is the first bequest to be received by
that service association for its work.
—Mrs. Mattie A. Cummings, of Dewart,
must agree to accept $11,349 for the loss
of her husband, S. L. Cummings, who
was killed at a Pennsylvania Railroad
grade crossing there April 24, 1928, or a
new . trial will be. granted, President
Judge Strouss ordered in an opinion.
made of record in the Northumberland
county court at Sunbury. She had been
awarded $16,149 by a jury, but the court
found this excessive.
| ~—John McClure, principal of the Falls-
: ton public school in Beaver county, waiv-
ed a hearing before David H. Stewart,
justice of the peace, and furnished bail
for court to answer to charges of aggra-
vated .assault and battery. Maxwell
Ayres, Fallston, foster father of Eleanor
Scott, 14, made the charge on behalf of
the girl. Ayres alleged McClure whipped
the girl on the legs with a rattan walk-
ing stick, wrapped with tape, until the
blood came.
—The first jury trial in the federal
court in Pittsburgh, of a war risk insur-
ance case ended in a verdict, last Friday,
of $6,900 against the government and in
World war
veteran of Sharon, Pa. The case, based
upon Anderson's claim of permanent dis-
ability, involved monthly payments due
from the time of Anderson's honorable
discharge April 5, 1919, to the date of fil-
ing suit April 11, 1929. - Thirty other
similar cases are waiting trial in the
same court.
—E. S. Edmond and John MacWhite
did not mind the loss of $3 and a watch
so much when hold-up men robbed them
Friday night but they did think it was
a pretty nasty trick for the bandits to
take their shoes on such a cold evening.
The robbers forced the men into an auto-
mobile and rode them to another section
of the city. They forced them to remove
their shoes and hand over the $3 and
watch. Then they blindfolded them and
left them standing on a street corner in
Pittsburgh in their stocking feet.
—Howard Cramer, aged 21 years, a
resident of Karthaus, is in the Cleariield
jail following his arrest and confession
of having entered the home and dug
store of Dr. I. S. Flegal, at Clearfield,
and stealing money and checks totalling
$225. About $165 of the amount was in
money and the balance in checks. He had
“blown in” over $100 of the money and
the checks were hidden in the woods
near his home. He had made a trip to
Baltimore and Harrisburg, bought him-
self a new suit and two extra pairs of
shoes.
—Roland Lemoyne Clayton, of McDon-
ald, Washington county, who admitted
during his trial that he kept as many as
100 dogs about his home, was sentenced,
on Saturday to serve 11 months and 26
days in the workhouse for failure to sup-
port his wife and seven children. When
arrested last December on a non-suppert
charge Clayton was ordered to dispose
of 28 dogs which he had at that time.
At his trial, on Saturday, he said be still
has ten of them and admitted that at
times there have been as many as 100
pups about his place.
—Robert S. Bachman, Easton attorney,
is back in that city nursing an injured
leg and lamenting the loss of two tickets
to the Yale-Harvard football game. Bach-
man, an alumnus of Yale, was robbed of
the tickets near New Haven, when held
up by two armed and masked men. The
bandits also took his watch and chain
and a diamond stick pin valued at more
than $600, the loss of which he keenly
feels, but not so much as the tickets to the
gridiron classic. Bachman sustained the
injured leg in a scuffle with the bandits
as he tried to get back into his machine
when he discovered he was the victim of
a holdup. He had been forced to stop his
machine on a lonely highway when the
bandit car cut in ahead of him and stop-
ped. He found out he was being robbed
when he got out of the car to argue
with the “fresh” motorists,