Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, January 16, 1931, Image 1

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—The days are noticeably longer.
The Pinchot cabinet jobs are near-
ly all gone and former Judge Dale
hasn't ianded one yet,
—The girls get all the breaks.
Natural laws arrange things so that
more boy babies than girls are born.
—Well, those who expected to see
Cadillac license No. 15 move from
west to east Linn street will have
to guess again.
—JIf we do come to the manufac-
ture of pants out of glass, as
scientists predict, for my eye's sake,
let it be stained glass.
—It looks to us as though Gov-
ernor-elect Pinchot is doing more
for what he didn't get in Philadel-
phia than for what he did get in
When they once get their hooks
in at the public crib its hard to keep
them away from it. Witness, the
number of former county officials
who are reported as heading back
for more.
—On the highways, when we see
a boy in a coonskin coat and a high
powered sports model coming at us
we pull to the curb and feel like
singing “The Brewer's Big Horses
Can't Run Over Me.”
-~The Swiss army has grown un-
til its maintenance costs each man,
woman and child in the nation five
dollars a year. What a plight
they'd be in over there if they had
enough water to launch a navy on,
~We understand that the County
Commissioners reduced the county tax
two mills because of the hard luck
the farmers and everybody else have
been in. That was nice of them,
wasn't it? We'll bet they never
even thought about next Novemebr
3rd when they'll be up for re-elec-
—To those who are so zealous to
having Spring creek cleaned out
through town we pass the word
that trout won't stay where there
are no stones. We know a gentle-
man who killed fine fishing right in
his own side yard by removing all
the stones in the stream that flows
through it, just so it would look
—OQOliver M. Deibler, of Greens-
burg, has been appointed Commis-
sioner of Fisheries during the Pin-
chot administration. He will suc-
ceed Nathan R. Buller who has
given his life in very intelligent and
courteous service to the culture of
fish in Pennsylvania. Mr. Deibler
was born at Lamar, Clinton county.
Since Fishing Creek runs right
through Lamar we are beginning to!
see things already.
—On Monday a wise
dopester partially satisfied our con-
suming curiosity to find out why
Senator Scott reneged on his Pin-
chot program pledge and voted for
Daix for speaker pro tem of the
Senate. He said: “Pinchot will be
cut of the Pennsylvania political
picture four years from now and
Harry has probably been promised
an important place on the State
ticket.” And just that might hap-
—Down in Washington they are
planning to parcel out millions to
drought stricken middle west and
southern farmers. Why only mid-
dle-west and southern victims of
seasonal abortions?
the 23rd congressional district
there is as much misery because of
the drought as there could be any-
where and “we hear nothing from
the Hon. “Mitch” Chase that would
indicate that he intends grabbing
off some relief for his constituents.
“Mitch” would be a great man in
the eyes of Centre and Clearfield
county farmers if he could make
Uncle Sam either haul water to
them or drive their cows the miles
they have to go in many cases to
get something to drink.
The paragraph above has suggest-
ed another thought. Those who
don't have to do it have no idea
what trouble and concern a farmer
goes through if he has to drive his
cattle to water along or across a
public highway. Few motorists have
the slighest consideration for him.
Many devilishly scatter his herd and
some plow through them, often
side-swiping and injuring the ani-
mals. Highway patrolmen should he
' climbing
| of the court house, in Lock Haven, last
| stepped
—Stricken with a heart attack while
the stairs to the clock tower
Friday, William Weidhahn, 60, fell to
the foot of the stairs. Weidhahn, a
| Jeweler, was in charge of the clock.
—Rev. John M. Vrudny, pastor of St
| John the Baptist Slovak Lutheran church,
‘at Bethlehem, may lose the sight of an
eye, the result of a boyish prank. He
was walking on the street when he
into the path of a snowball
hurled by one of a party of youths in
a friendly battle.
An Absurd Technicality.
An interesting technicality has
been raised in the Senate at Wash-
ington in relation to the recently ap-
pointed members of the Federal
Power Commission. Just before the
holiday recess of the Senate the
nomination of George Otis Smith,
Claude L. Draper and Marcel Garsaud
as members of that recently creat-
ed board, was confirmed by a nar-
row margin. The first act of the
commissioners was to dismiss from
the service of the commission solici-
tor Russell and accountant King,
for no other apparent reason than
that they had been zealous in con-
serving the interests of the public
against the cupidity of the Power
The vote of the Senate in favor
of confirmation was influenced to
some extent by the favorable re-
port, as to Smith, of solicitor Rus-
sel and the summary dismissal of
Russell aroused resentment in the
Senate, In pursuance of the Senate
rules 3enator Walsh, who had been
deceived, introduced a resolution to
reconsider the vote by which the
commissioners were confirmed.
Thereupon Senator Goff raised the
point that confirmation having heen
regularly made the motion to re-
consider is an infrigement upon the
prerogative of the President, who
alone has the legal right of removal
from office for any cause.
The Senate rule provides that “when
a nomination is confirmed or rejected
any Senator voting in the majority
may move for a reconsideration on
the same day on which the vote
was taken or on either of the next
two days of actual executive session
of the Senate; but if the notification
of the confirmation or rejection of a
nomination shall have been sent to
the President before the expiration
of the time within which a motion
to reconsider may be made, the mo-
tion to reconsider shall be accom-
panied by a motion to request the
President to return such notification
to the Senate,” All these conditions
were complied with.
There is no substantial reason,
therefore, why the motion of Senator
Walsh is not “in order.” He voted
for the confirmation of the offend-
ing commissioners at the request of
solicitor Russell, who had been as-
political |
‘selves, or their friends, that they
sured by the commissioners them-
‘would be just and fair as between
Right here in
on the alert for drivers who need-
lessly make the burden that drouth
has put onthe farmer heavier. They
should be taught a lesson.
—We are not of one mind with
those who would drive John J. Ras-
kob out of the Democratic party and
it's all right with us if he wants to
crats to office. There's nobody else
in sight who shows symptoms of
doing that. Mr. Raskob is a Jew.
So was Nathan Strouse, who died
last week, and we recall mighty
the trusts and the public. He was
qualified to make the motion to re-
consider and he made it at the first
“actual executive session of the
Senate.” There was no infringement
on the prerogatives of the Presi-
dent because until the five day
limit is passed there was no real
confirmation. Mr. Goff's contention
is pure bologna.
Since the above was written the
Senate, by a vote of 44 to 37, has
adopted the Walsh resolution and
what the President will do about it
remains to be seen. It is predicted
that he will refuse to comply.
Nye’s Slush Fund Committee Active,
It cost approximately $1,200,000
to elect James J, Davis to the Senate
according to the latest report of
Senator Nye's Slush Fund commit-
tee, That marks ‘“‘Puddler Jim" as
an expensive as well as an ornate
luxury. His friends protest that
most of the money was spent in the
interest of his running mate, Francis
Shunk Brown. But Senator Nye
calls attention to the fact that Mr.
Grundy spent $400,000 to defeat
Davis and in the nature of things a
good deal of the Davis-Brown loot
must have been used to counteract
the Grundy munificence.
And this is not the worst feature
of the case. A movement is being
organized in the Senate to oust Mr.
Davis from the seat. It is recalled
that the Vare slush fund was onlya
trifle more than half and that of
Colonel Smith, of Illinois, less than
a third of that amount, and both of
them were refused seats in the Sen-
ate because of excessive expenditures
in their campaigns. It is true some
‘of the Smith fund came from a du-
bious source and the source of Mr.
Vare's fund was never revealed, But
| according to the evidence a mysteri- |
‘ous friend of Davis, in the contract-
spend his millions in electing Demo- |
iments the Nye inquiry may become
ing business in Pittsburgh, contrib-
uted to the Davis-Brown fund.
In view of these recent develop-
| more important than was first ex-
| pected,
few Gentiles of whom the press of |
the world has spoken as it has of can leader of National prominence”
the man who never knew how many
millions he had given away because
he said: “I have never figured it
up, because I have had more bene-
For example, it has just
uncovered the fact that a ‘“Republi-
took to Montana, during the recent
campaign, a slush fund of $100,000 |
‘declaring the seat vacant.”
Governor Fisher's Final Message.
Governor Fisher's final message to
the General Assembly is an interest-
ing and fairly complete review of
the activities of the State govern-
ment during the four years of his
administration. He expresses justi-
fied satisfaction with the prosperous
condition of the State Treasury, The
drain on the resources have been
unusually heavy during the entire
period but with an assurance of a
balance of approximately $29,000,000
at the end of the fiscal year there
is no reason for worry,
as the State is practically free of
debt and the appropriations have
been discharged. It indicates that
the taxpayers have been prompt and
From start to finish the message
reveals both pride and optimism,
The legislation suited him exactly.
Whether revenue legislation increas-
ed or decreased the levy it was all
right with him according to the
message. The creation of a new
department of government was es-
pecially commendable because “it
has brought into the treasury every
dollar belonging to the State and
subjects its receipts and expenditures
to the close scrutiny of the fiscal
officers.” The old system was sup-
posed to do that but maybe it
didn't. The expenditure of $633,-
295,457.12 within the period of four
years is appraised as a notable
achievement, and if none of it was
wasted the estimate is accurate.
The budget bureau, the building
programme, the adornment of Capi-
tol Park, in Harrisburg, the cen-
tralization of purchasing and the
construction and improvement of
highways command his admiration.’
Education has developed, wild life
improved and crime is less than in
some other communities while “the
importance of agriculture has been
Most of these things are com-
mendable and the Governor re-
cites the achievements in such pleas-
ing figures of speech as to challenge
popular approval even if they fail
to convince the public mind that
nature and industry and
ance had nothing to do
matter, But it is a gro
' of executives to think in those terms.
——Frank Kent will never forgive
chairman Raskob because the Na-
tional Democratic committee failed
to give him a lucrative appointment.
Senator Davis’ Title Questioned.
It is practically settled that the
title of ‘“Puddler Jim" Davis to a
seat in the Senate will be chal-
lenged. Senator Nye, chairman of
the committee which has been in-
vestigating campaign expenditures,
said the other day that such action
is inevitable. “With the record re-
maining as it is now,” he declared,
“I will have to offer a resolution
the result will be is a matter of
conjecture. If the precedents set in
the Smith and Vare cases are re-
spected Mr, Davis will have to re-
linquish the title bestowed upon him.
If the precedent is not followed the
Senate will be in an anomalous posi-
When Congress assembled for the
short session the Democratic mem-
bers of the body were in anamiable Iowa, Pennsylvania, California and
frame of mind.
previous election had been very
satisfactory and they paraded around
the capitol with olive branches all
over them. Some party leaders had
made a tender of “friendly offices”
to the administration, which were
accepted in a way that promised
“an adjournment of politics” for a
time. In that atmosphere of con-
tentment Mr. Daivs appeared to
qualify and he was admitted. But
conditions have changed materially
since then. The Republicans have
PA.. JANUARY 16, 1931.
Slandering Secretary Mellon.
Somebody in the far Southwest
‘has been villifying that dear old
soul, Andy Mellon, Secretary of the
Treasury. A few days ago a mem-
‘orial or something of that sort ap-
peared in Washington complaining
thet Uncle Andy has been exercis-
ing his vast power as Secretary of
the Treasury to prevent the levy of
‘a tariff tax on oil. As head of the
Gulf Refining company, the com-
plaint alleged, and the most exten-
sive importer of oil in the country,
he is uncompromisingly and ever-
lastingly opposed to a tariff tax
that would extract millions of dol-
lars from the treasury of his cor-
| poration.
Now as a matter of fact Uncle
Andy is not president of the Gulf
Refining corporation, He resigned
that office nine years ago when he
became Secretary of the Treasury
and turned all his interests in the
company over to other members of
his family. Mr. Mellon understands
that the law forbids any man di-
rectly or indirectly concerned in any
business that involves importation
of commodities of any kind to serve
in that office, and he is a law-abid-
ing citizen. It is true that he always
has an anchor to windward and when
opportunity to gather in the golden
sheaves presents itself he is ready
to act.
But under no circumstances would
he lay violent hands on the sacred
tariff. Preservation of the tariff is
the purpose of his life and whether
it be on oil or peanuts or steel bil-.
lets he is for
Tariff taxation has been the
it heart and soul.
source of his vast wealth and though
the family-owned Gulf Refining cor-
poration might suffer extensively by
a tariff tax on oil, we refuse to be-
lleve that Uncle Andy would stulti-
'fy himself by raising a finger or
even uttering a whisper against it.
‘and unjust. Mr. Mellon is true to
his ideals.
| Chairman Raskob says he isn't
| “the whole cheese” or any
persever- e which aspires to control the
th inmocratie party. is a
g Ha oad Democrat, an cient .
{man and a liberal-minded citizen.
! Problems that are Unsolvable.
That popular interest in the
World Court continues is shown by
‘a petition made public, the other
day, “urging prompt and favorable
action by the Senate” on the proto-
col. For some reason the admin-
istration Senators are reluctant to
consider this matter, though it has
been one of public concern for some
years, ‘The petition is signed by
7,586 names, mostly prominent in
social and business life.
excuse for delay thus far advanced
is that present consideration would
consume time and possibly make an
extra session of Congress early in,
|the Spring necessary. That is a
prospect too terrible to think of.
| Of the 7,586 signers to the peti-
tion 161 are bankers, 98 Bishops,
| 208 university or college presidents,
| 602 clergymen, 285 deans, profes-
sors and teachers, and 100 judges
and lawyers. They represent all
| sections of the country, New York,
Nlinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota,
The result of the Ohio, in the order of the number of |
i signers. The petition was distrib-
‘uted by various national organiza-
tions and, as the announcement says,
| “while it is in no sense a poll of
the country, it represents the views
of numerous leading citizens. “It
|is unquestionably an impressive ges-
| ture and ought to command atten-
{ tion.”
Probably the most perplexing prob-
lem of the period is why the ad-
| ministration is so strongly opposed
to an extra session of Congress.
to himself, has finally succeeded
part ofa to William
The only
NO. 3.
Items taken from the Watchman issue
of January 21, 1881. !
—Last year the State of Penn-
sylvania took for tax on Centre
county corporations and from vari-
ous fees collected in our court house,
the sum of $16,727.61. The State re-
turned to the county, by way of
appropriations to schools, salary of
Judges, Legislators, Etc., $91,104.66.
The largest single item was the
appropriation of $70,000.00 to State
College. Bellefonte Boro. received
$708.12 of the State school fund.
— The purchase and transfer of
the Snow Shoe Railroad by and to
the Pennsylvania Company has not
been quite completed. We are advis-
ed that the deal will be closed final-
ly in Febuary,
—Prof. Weaver's singing ciass,
will give a grand concert at Pine
Grove Mills on Saturday night, the
20th. If the sleighing keeps good
there will be a great crowd there.
| charge of perjury a day later was
—Alone in her weather-worn home-
stead in Pittsburgh, in which she kept
“cash and securities estimated to exceed
$50,000, Miss Tilllie Pachter, 80, was
found dead on Monday in a room in
which a small gas stove was burning.
Police believe the woman was the vic
tim of carbon monoxide poisoning.
—Married Monday and held on a
experience of Mrs. Howard Salsman, of
Laceyville, Schuylkill county. Her par-
ents claim the girl swore falsely when
she obtained a license to marry. Sals-
man also was arrested on a perjury
charge. The parents say the girl is but
—Asserting that their daughter, Elsie
C. Edelen, was clawed by a caged bear
on view at a gasoline station at Water
ford, Erie county, her parents have filed
suit for $50,000 against the Union Oil
Supply company, operators of the station.
Their complaint said injuries suffered
by the girl necessitated amputation of
(an arm.
—Diamonds estimated to be worth 15,-
000 were stolen early Tuesaday afternoon
from the jewelry store of Jerome Meyer
& Sons, in the heart of Wilkes-Barre.
Two neatly dressed strangers entered
the store and seized a tray containing
forty diamond rings from a showcase.
They disappeared into the noon day
Geo. W. Rumberger, of Houtz-
dale, was'in town Yesterday and, “ToWes on the sidewalk.
dropped in to see us. —One of the largest lumps of coal
—They had quite an exciting time
up in Stormstown last Friday eve-
ning. Mr. Bible gave one of his
popular entertainments in the M.E.
church there and took the Lemont
brass band along to furnish the
music, Bible is a clever entertain-
er and the band is a good one, so
it was quite an evening,
~The Watchman has hitherto
neglected to announce the appoint-
ments made by the County Com-
missioners. They are as follows:
Mercantile Appraiser, Daniel F. Luse, |
'of Centre Hall; Clerk to Commis-
sioners, Henry Beck; Attorney,
M. Bower Esq.; Physician for jail,
Dr. James H. Dobbins; Janitor for
Court House, Bartram Galbraith. i
Judges Mayer and Orvis have |
appointed Christian Derr,
Morrison and Samuel Foster tip-
| staves for the court room. Mr.
The complaint is both slanderous
takes the position so long held by
Steele Parsons,
—QGov, Curtin, at considerable loss
the Bellefonte Car Works
in selling |
Lawson, of New York
| City. Mr. Lawson ts to re-
| sume tions there as soon!
las e.- He has assured Gov.
Curtin that he will provide employ-
ment for a large number of men
'and expresed the hope that proper-
ty owners here wouldn't start push-
ing up rent so that they can't find
housing within their means.
—It appears that someone played
a joke on us last week when they’
told us that Jack Griest, of Union-
ville, had become the father of twin
girls. Miles Kephart told us and
when we called his attention to the
misinformation he explained he had
been fooled, also. On his way to
catch the train for Bellefonte. es
said someone had told him “Jack
has twin girls.” When he got back
home that evening he inquired as to
the health of mother and babes on-
ly to be met with the astonishing
‘reply that they didn't know to what
he was referring. Later he found
out that Jack's cow had given birth
'to twin heifer calves that day. )
Speaking of cigars, Charley Ryan,
at his booth over the race, has some
of the best brands in town,
—The next excitement will be the
election of a County Superintendent
of Schools. Our present excellent
' Superintendent, H. H. Meyer, CL.
|Gramley, D. M. Wolfe, Robert
| Cambridge, G. W. Rumberge
r and
Rev. D, G. Kline are all candi-
| dates.
home from his visit to New York,
Brooklyn and Jersey City last Sat-
urday and is back in Spring
| township school house teaching the
young idea how to shoot.
—Three of the children of John
Sheffler and one of Thomas Harri-
son are down with scarlet fever at
| their homes at Pleasant Gap. i
—A. J. Smith, of Port Matlida,
has installed a telephone between
| his house and store in that place.
—Jesse Fulton, who lived near
violated every condition of the truce The pretense thatit would impairor College, dropped dead while
and there is trouble.
It may be said that there is some
difference between the Vare case
been defeated both at the primary
and the general election if the
slush fund had been eliminated, but
having been nominated he would
have won at the general election in
any event, for he had the support of
all factions of the party. But the
excessive expenditures of Smith and
Vare were outrageous in the primary
campaign and that is equally true in
the case of Davis. One witness
testified that if Davis had been Memoirs now being published, pays
running alone the $1,200,000 would
have been spent.
-—The Oklahoma Governor “takes
‘retard the restoration of prosperity
is, of course, bunk. Yet that is the
only reason advanced for an opposi-
‘and that of Davis. Vare would have tion So strenuous that it has become
| hectic.
|is equally beyond solution.
| fers
| peace and while its opponents give
| free lip service to world peace they
| refuse to take the only path which
| directly leads to it. It is inexplic-
| able,
| ———General Pershing,
in his
| just tribute to the services of Secre-
|tary of War Newton D, Baker.
| ———Nathan Straus is said to have
| nailing some boards on his pig pen
| last Thursday. i
| —Mrs. Eliza Mullen, relict
Felix Mullen, and mother of Mrs.
The reason for opposition prockerhoff, died at her residence
|to our adherence tothe World Court ' on
Spring street on last Friday af-|
It of- ternoon, She had been in her usual
the only hope of permanent health when stricken with a sudden
| pain in the chest, She was assist-
| ed to her bedroom, but had expired
| before her son, Dr. John H. Mullen,
| got back from the drug store with
| the medicine he had hurried there
| to get.
i ————— ——————————
——The metropolitan press gener-
|ously praises President Hoover's
| victory over the Senate, but as
| Governor Pinchot said of another
| victory “it was a fight the power
‘to be used in what proved to be a the cake.” He had to borrow money died a poor man but he left to his trust couldn't afford to win.”
fit from what I have given away |
than from what I have.” Nathan
Strouse's benefactions extended all
over the world.
000 babies in New York alone.
! State.
futile effort to defeat the re-election |
of Senator Thomas J. Walsh, of that |
Everybody knows that the |
| entire Republican machine was anx- |
They are credited | lous to defeat Senator Walsh, but the | crooning minstrel,
with having saved the lives of 400,- | exposure of the
active conspirators |
would be interesting. |
to get to his own inaugural cere-
mony and walked to the capitol.
——Rudy Valee, the famous radio
has just found
out that he can't settle a board bill
with a song.
| tamily an inheritance more precious
| than millions could buy.
Mrs. Beryl Hart,
{seems to be the last vietim of the
| female ambition te fly across the
aviatrix, |
——Mr, Pinchot still keeps the
public guessing concerning his cabi-
net but it is universally agreed that
no member of the Vare machine will
occupy a seat in it.
| husband, to whom she was married
|and justice of
— Teacher Edward Woods, got
ever taken from an anthracite mine in
the lower anthracite region has been
taken out of the Honey Brook mine. It
was taken from the Buck Mountain vein
and weighs 8800 pounds of the very
best quality of anthracite. It is likely
it will be put on exhibition either in
New York city or Boston, Mass.
—According to the terms of the will
of his aunt, Miss Anna Victoria Murray,
of Germantown, who died December 27,
filed for probate at Philadelphia on Sat-
urday, Lieutenant Governor-elect General
E. C. Shannon, will share in her per-
sonal estate of $10,000. Bequests of
$1500 are made to a brother and another
nephew and the residue is shared by
General Shannon and John Murray
—After reciting alleged ills she sald
she had suffered at the hands of her
former husband, Mrs. Hulda E. Tingle,
of Philadelphia, bequeathed him $1 ‘to
buy a rope to hang himself with,” The
will, written January 8, 1930, was pro-
bated on Monday, disposing of the rest
of a $3150 estate among relatives. Mrs.
Tingle died December 18. Her first
January, 1917, the will stated, ‘‘never
supported me, only gave me trouble.”
—A lone bandit early last Friday held
up a Millvale ‘Squire's office, robbed a
State highway patrol, a chief of police
and justice of the peace Eugene
guns and money, and escaped. Corporal
Larry Moore, of the Pennsylvania high-
way patrol; chief of police Phil Mitchell
the peace Eugene
Mehrich sat chatting in Mehrich's office
when the door flew open and the trio
found themselves facing a leering ban-
dit with two guns poised for action.
The intruder then robbed them of their
guns and money and fled.
—The Pennsylvania Department of
Highways is experimenting with a new
style of lettering on pavement marking
and warning signs painted on road sur-
faces. The new letters are nearly eight
feet in height but much narrower than
before. Motorists have remarked upon
better legibility, but have failed to note
any difference in the size of the letters.
This is explained by engineers as due to
the angle at which the driver observes
the marking. The larger size is ciear-
ly seen when the observer stands on the
pavement near the marking.
—Deer have been instrumental in
wrecking automobiles before. but in the
case of the car owned by Harry
Hawkeye, of Tidioute, the animal set it
afire. The automobile was being driven
by Edward Merkle, also of Tidloute,
when the deer ran into the path of the
car, jumped upon the radiator and
| caused the alcohol from the radiator to
flow onto the manifold. The flaming
alcohol carried the fire to the gasoline
tank and the car was destroyed. The
deer was killed but Merkle and a pas-
genger In the automobile escaped injury.
George Smead, 16, killed his lifelong
chum, Melvin Starry, 17, with his fist
at the suburban town of Goodyear, Cum-
berland county. Starry, in a dispute
over ability to shoot wild ducks, invited
Smead outside Morrison's Restaurant to
settle the argument with fists. A dozen
witnesses saw Smead knock down and
Pummel Starry's face. He died on the
way to Carlisle Hospital. District At-
torney Fred S. Reese had Smead ar-
rested on a charge of involuntary man-
slaughter, awaiting the coroner's inquest.
postmortem showed death due to
hemorrhage following probable concussion.
United States Judge Albert L. Wat-
son, in an opinion and an order hand-
ed down at Scranton on Tuesday after-
noon denied a change of venue and re-
fused a bill of particulars to six men
| charged with conspiring to violate the
national prohibition laws by operating
| the Mountainside Brewery near Lock
| Haven. The decision means the defend-
| ants, Franklin J. Graham, Philadelphia
| attorney; Joseph Eisenberg, of Wilkes-
Barre, and Harry Spiegel, Hyman (Ike)
Seidman, Samuel Nagelberg and Isaac
Judkovitz, all of Scranton, must stand
trial next Monday at Lewisburg. Gov-
ernment officials have intimated that af-
ter the jury is selected the case will be
transferred to Williamsport. Judge
Watson dismissed the motion for a bill
of particulars on the ground that the
indictment furnished sufficient informa-
tion to the defendants. The change of
venue was asked by Seidman, one of the
deefndants, who pleaded he had no
funds to hire a lawyer to go to Lewis.
burg or to pay the expenses of witnesses
going there for the trial.