Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, May 13, 1932, Image 1

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—Dear Howard: The Sells Floto
shows are billed for Altoona. Come
in. The Globe and the Brant
no more, but regular
sell pink lemonade.
. - , 7
—Yesterday was National Hospi-
tal day and that prompts us to sug-|
gest the idea that for the sake of
the nerves and the pocket books it |
might be a God-send to the country
if it could have just one day in the
year when it would be let alone. |
county will be conserved for the pro- |
—Mr. M. C. Rorty, a former vice
president of the International Tele- | tection of game and fish, in the fu- |
-loving men |
phone and Telegraph Co. is out re sO far as the sport
with a plan to “force” prosperity. of this section are able to do it,
In other words the gentleman advo-'
the court house, last Thursday eve-
ning, for the purpose of organizing |
" —A prisoner had to be released
from the Dauphin county jail be-
cause a physician said he would die
unless the Sheriff gave him a diet
of lamb chops and liver and, of
of Centre county.
In the neighborhood of one hun-
dred and fifty men and women were
course, the Sheriff reckoned that it | Present, representing local clubs at
would be cheaper for him to let | Bellefonte, State College, Millheim,
his guest die. | Spring Mills and Philipsburg. Geo. IL |
| Purnell, of Bellefonte, called the
—Recent copious rains have fail: |
ed to raise the streams as mucn as RE Oder amd oh ies S|
some folks think they should have DOTWO was pe
| chairman. Mr. Dorworth explained
done. Those who may be in a quan-
dary as to where the water has gone the purpose of the meeting gay fol]
are informed that Mother Earth was of the advantages of a county Ied-
almost as dry as many other moth- | eration.
ers’ sons have been since 1913. | Dr
— This is notice to George Mc-|
Nichol, of Harrisburg, that A Ey | appointed at a meeting at State
' ” vious, reported
the trout and the ‘Afaletics,” we) College a month pre
are, as he infers, “ina terrible | @ Set of by-laws governing the fed- |
state” We note that Connie Mack | eration. Membership in the county
insists that he isn't slippin’ and that organization shall include all mem-
gives us a peg to hang an alibi on bers of affiliated clubs, functioning |
If he can blame his minions we can | throush representation on the board
blame the trout for our disastrous | Of directors of the federation. This
piscatorial season, thus far. board wil be evipesed of phe
sentatives from the various
—We lave Bo favorite for the | clubs on the basis of one eprosent-
Roy D. Anthony, of State |
. disturbed by the announcement of |
fifty or less will be entitled to one will be put to death in the electric
Senator Norris, of Nebraska, thathe |. .ooniqtive; over Afty and less| chair Se Mondey morning. .Singe
his conviction and sentence, on Feb-
ruary 25th, he has been kept at the
western penitentiary at Pittsburgh,
though in the eyes of the law he is
in the custody of the Sheriff of
will support Roosevelt in preference
‘to Hoover. Four years ago the Sena-
‘tor bolted Hoover and stumped the
country for Smith and a lot of good
that did. Wise Democrats should
fear the Greeks bearing gifts.
—One of the discoveries yet to be
than one hundred two representa- |
tives; over one hundred and less
than one hundred and fifty, three
members and so on, the representa-
tives to be elected annually.” The
dues in the federation will be 10
cents a year for each member of all
made by those who have clung to
as it was when the slump came
affiliated clubs, The secretary of
officio member of the board of Ai-
rectors. The officers of the board
on is that they are all wrong, because
intrinsic value has been a much dis-
torted term when employed by mod-
.ern bankers in selling bonds and
stocks of enterprises that they have
all to be elected annually. The by-
laws were adopted as read.
Dr. Kelly, of State College, dis-
underwritten. cussed the fishing problem, in gen-
—Probably it is because all that | era) in response to an invitation
is left of the old water wagon is its
tongue that there is now such an
unseemly scramble of its former
occupants to get a comfortable seat
on the referendum wagon. Really,
we should not be much surprised to
see Clarence True Wilson, Bishop
Cannon, et al, astride a four per
cent beer keg drawn by “The Brew-
er's Big Horses” before the votes
are counted in November.
—The purchasing agent of Mayor
Kline's Pittsburgh government seems
to have been as scary as Mr, An-
drew H. Brown is of the echo in that
“OK.” hotel he is trying to rehabili-
tate over in Harlem. In defense of
from chairman Dorworth to tell
what he knew about the situation in
Centre county.
Luther Weaver, of Millheim, stated
his belief that fishing could be im-
proved on the stream at Woodward
if the sink holes were filled up.
There are a number of large sink
holes on that stream where the
water disappears and this militates
against successful trout stocking.
Chairman Dorworth explained that
such conditions prevail on a number
of trout streams in the State and
there is no law or no appropriation
available for the Fish Commission
to remedy this freak of nature by
having bought thousands of dollars
worth of canned goods without ask-
ing for bids he explains that he was
fearful the drought would push
prices up on him before he could
advertise for proposals to supply
the needs of the various charitable
institutions the city maintains. Then
the Mediterranean fly got on his
nerve and he hastened to buy oodles
of orange juice without asking for
bids before the fly could suck all
the juice out of the world's fruit
crop. Strange, isn’t it, how droughts
and flies can scare the “lights” out
of men who probably wouldn't bat
an eye if they were told that the
filling up the holes.
David Washburn, of Bellefonte, |
favored an attempt to propagate
and stock Centre county with quail,
a game bird which furnishes an
abundance of good sport for wing-
Howard Howarth, of Philipsburg,
told of the various problems that
confronted their organization during
its years of life; the mistakes it
made and the benefits derived. He
told of the big dam they built on
the Black Moshannon and are now
constructing eighty small dams, or
pools on the Six Mile run. t
E. W. Callenbath, of State Col-
stern hand of Justice might fall on
them if they were a party to ma-
nipulating an election or stealing a
ballot box.
—On last Saturday afternoon we
lege, told of the work at that insti-
tution of breeding ringneck pheas-
ants, both by hatching under the
hens and by incubation. They now
have in the neighborhood of 10,000
eggs in the hatch.
Editor Thomas H. Harter, a mem-
ber of the Fish Commission, gave a
short talk on his views on hunting
musical, the other was straight
comedy. Inasmuch as there was no
music in the Stone show until a
male quartette got out in the aisie
and sang while the trumpeter and
the trapdrummer were taking a be-
tween-acts rest and Doris Patston
got a chance to sing when a pianis- |
simo movement ‘in the orchestra-
tion was on, we compare the Stoue
and fishing in general.
John Yearick, of Zion, one of the
old-time deer hunters, was called on
to tell of his experience, but was too
bashful to respond.
The final speaker of the evening
was Oliver M. Deibler, Commissioner
of Fisheries. He spoke of the work
being done by the Fish Commission
to improve conditions in the streams
show and that of the college ama- | all over the State and paid a com-
teurs purely on their merits as en- pliment to his predecessor in office,
tertainment in the field of comedy. | Nathan R. Buller, for the excellent
On that basis the college amateurs record he had made, Asked regard-
ought to beat the Stone show to ing the advisability of stocking
Broadway. They won't, of course. streams with brown trout Mr. Deib-
They are striving for art, while ler replied that strange as it may
Broadway is clinging to the ides | seem eighty per cent of the requests
that naked women, e flat trumpeters | the Commission receives for fish
and trap drum gymnasts are not specifies brown trout in preference
among the stocks, bonds, realty and | to any other species. This is because
other things that have been deflated. |it is a more hardy fish and can live
| County hospital training school were |
eee | held in the Presbyterian chapel, on
The forests and streams of Centre yonday evening and, notwithstand- |
were |
ing the inclement weather,
largely attended.
J. Thompson Henry, president
cille Mitchell, pianist, and
of Rebersburg;
Lock Haven;
Fleming; Dorothy Hcy,
Gap; Elizabeth Shuey, of Axe
and Florence Smith, of Bellefonte.
Last Friday evening the Ladies
Auxiliary of the hospital entertain-
ed the members of the class a por-
the nursing staff and the
chairman of a committee junior nurses at a dinner and dante
members of the Auxiliary were also
| present, namely: Mrs. M. H. Brouse,
Miss Margaret
Stewart, Mrs. Ebon B. Bower and
tion of
at the Nittany Country club.
Mrs. A, Fauble,
Mrs. W. W. Bicket.
————— A ————
idential nomination Fred Collins, the negro who mur-
RES sn is concerned, wed oy 3a | ative for each unit of fifty members. | dered Betty Hickok, at Rockview,
¥ | That is a club with a mmbership of on the morning of January 13th,
Centre county.
Collins will not be brought to the
death house until late
: .
John M, Boob, deputy warden W. J.
McFarland and county detective Leo
shall consist of a president, two vice Boden will motor to Pittsburgh, Sat-
presidents and a secretary-treasurer, urday afternoon, to bring him to
Rockview and the probability is they
will not arrive there until after all
the inmates are locked up Sunday
i —— A ——————
On Wednesday of last week, E. J.
tried his
hand at fishing for trout on Spring
He caught six, the largest
14 inches and the smallest one 10
caught on
Last Thursday evening Charles
Brachbill went below Milesburg and
caught a 20-inch salmon trout with
a No. 14 fly, landing it safely, and
if that wasn't some job of expert
fishing we'd like to hear of some-
Sheesley, of Harrisburg,
measuring 18 inches, four of
inches. They were all
gray hackle flies.
thing better.
On Saturday the County Commis-
sioners received another check from
from the Talbot fund for the un-
employed. It was for $7,635; which
makes the total to date $18,434.77,
Now if the overseers would hurry
up with their reports the fund could
it rightfully
the State as the third
be distributed where
——At a regular meeting of the
Philipsburg borough council, on Mon-
day evening, of last week, the sal-
aries of all police officers, borough
solicitor and laborers were reduced
an average of ten per cent.
of |
the board of trustees of the hospital, |
judged by the attendance and enthu- pregided. Music was furnished by
cates raping the law of supply and | Siasm displayed at the meeting in ty, State College ladies, Misa Lu
Grace Parks Wagner, vocalist. The | violation of the liquor laws. It
the Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs ,3qress was delivered by Rev. Ed-
| ward H. Jones, pastor of the Re-
| formed church, at State College.
The seven members of the class.
were Misses Elizabeth Bartholomew,
of Mauch Chunk; Sarah Brungard,
Anna Johnson, of Weaver would go
Sara Lindenmuth, of money to pay the
of Pleasant and parole
Mann, | Stated that
Pay Fine and Costs.
violators who passed in review be-
| fore Judge Fleming, at a special
session of court Saturday morning.
The first case up was a petition
ing a nine months sentence in the
| Allegheny county work house for a
| Weaver was sentenced on November
10th, 1931, hence has served about
six months of his sentence. Mr.
| Bower stated that he had reason to
| believe that if granted a parole
to work and earn
costs. Desertion
| pose the granting of a parole he
wanted to call attention to the fact
that there is still on the docket a
| court order against Weaver for the
support of his wife and child. Coun-
ty detective Boden stated that he
also held Weaver's note for $30 giv-
en in payment of costs in a former
his other obligations with the pro-
bation officer.
Virgil Davis, of Bradford county,
was brought forward and entered a
plea to the violation of the liquor
law, he having been arrested recent-
ly at State College. He was placed
on probation for one year on condi-
tion that he pay the costs.
against W. B.
don county, an
county. Both men are farmers and
last Thursday night they drove to
Clearfield county to get a little liquor
for their own enjoyment. On the
way home they were stopped near
Sandy Ridge by two highway patrol-
men who were testing lights and
checking driver's cards, Both men
were extremely fidgety and the
patrolmen became suspicious. They
searched the car and found two gal-
lon jugs of liquor under a blanket
on the rear seat. The men” plead
guilty to possession and transporta-
tion. They both said it was the first
time they had ever attempted any-
thing of the kind, and that the li-
quor had been intended for their
own use and not for sale. The court
placed them on probation for one
year on condition they pay the costs
and $25 each for the use of Centre
Carl Harris and George Harris, 16
and 18 years old, of Philipsburg,
plead guilty to robbing the Gold-
thorpe store, in that borough, of
goods valued at about $45. When first
arrested for the robbery the boys told
Philipsburg officers that their fath-
er, George Harris, Sr., had sent them
out to commit the robbery and he,
also, was arrested. Since the boys
have been in the county jail, how-
ever, they stated to Mr. Wilkinson
that they had lied when they impli-
That he knew
and thrive in waters where brook
trout cannot. Mr. Deibler compli-
mented Lawrence McMullen on his
work of building a number of pools
stated that if all sportsmen would
take the same interest in the vari-
ous trout streams in the county, it
would vastly improve fishing condi-
on the stream in Hecla Gap,
Following Mr. Deibler's talk mo-
tion pictures were shown of various
hunting and fishing scenes in Penn-
sylvania, several other States and in
Previous to the meeting Mr. Deib-
ler was entertained at dinner at the
Nittany Country club and it was
while in that section that he was
shown what Mr. McMullen is do-
ing on the Hecia run. So impressed
was he with the work that he prom-
ised to have motion pictures taken
along the stream in the near future.
the young man in the summer of
1930 had borrowed $200 to pay his
initial expenses in a course at
State College. His father was an
engineer on the Reading railroad
and his brother also had a jc» and
was contributing a little toward his
expenses. The young man lived
frugally; got as cheap a room as he
could and ate at the club dineP,
buying a $5.00 strip of meal tickets.
at a time. When the depression
came along early last summer his
father was bumped out of his job
and got barely enough work to sup-
port the family at home, The broth-
er, also, was cut in both time and pay
Nabbed With Liquor, |
Probation, but Must
| nas already “paid or
case. The court granted the parole
on condition that Weaver arrange
NO. 20.
It cost big money to run for the
nomination for Congress in the new
Twenty-third district, composed of
the counties of Centre, Clearfield and
| Blair. Hon. J. Banks Kurtz, of Al-
$2724.12, He
promised to
| pay,” according to the statement of
| his expenditures filed in the Pro-
| gives his obligations as
| for the parole of Paul Weaver, serv- | thonotary's office, $2082.36, and has
| unpaid bills for $641.76.
| Major Eugene H. Lederer, of
| the race, spent $1662.68, and has
| unpaid bills amounting to $508.67.
| Harry Boulton, of Clearfield, spent
| $93.50 in his unsuccessful campaign
| to be elected a delegate to the Dem- |
the National Republican convention,
| while Edward J. Thompson, of Phil-
| ocratic convention.
| State Senator Harry B. Scott
| spent less than fifty dollars to defeat
| Merv Betz for membership on the
| Republican State Committee, while
| Col. Fred B. Kerr, of Clearfield, got
the Democratic nomination for Con-
gress for less than fifty dollars.
Charles E. Freeman spent one
dollar in his campaign for chairman
of the Democratic county committee.
In his campaign for district dele-
gate Charles FP. Long, of Spring
Mills, spent $205.18, and doesn't owe
anybody a cent.
Monday of last week, May 2nd,
was the date for the return to the
County Commissioners’ office of all
uncollected taxes on real estate for
the year 1931. Owing to the depres-
sion, however, the Commissioners
have waived the right of return, un-
® tain climate and his habit of
—A fall into a pot of hot soup on
Monday, caused the death of Steve Pad-
al, 18 months old of Pittsburgh. The
child's mother placed the soup on the
floor near a door to cool.
—Because of the strained condition of
Cambria county's finances, President
Judge John H. McCann has cancelled
the June term of criminal court. Mem-
bers of the grand jury and petit jury
panels have been excused from service.
—William Clark Dixson, who claims
he never could eat lettuce or spinach,
celebrated his 100th birthday Sunday at
his home near Uniontown. Dixon attrib
| uted his longevity to farm work, moun-
two quarts of milk daily.
—Washington, Pa., is anxious to give
| away a sound, burglarpreof. fireproof
{ safe; that is, if a recipient can be found.
| The safe reposes in the old town hall,
| where it was left by the county treasurer
| after he moved from the structure, more
| than 30 years ago. The only drawback
| to the gift is its weight—four tons.
It was a motley procession of law | toona, who won the nomination,| _ General Smedley D. Butler reported
| to the State elections bureau that in his
| unsuccessful campaign for the Republi-
| can nomination for United States Senator
he received no money and spent $800. He
gave $500 to the Independent Republican
| campaign committee to cover his person-
al expenses on his campaign tour and
| paid $300 to Jesse Laventhol for his serv-
was | State College, who ran on a wet , .. .. secretary.
| presented by John J. Bower, Esq. | platform and was a weak third in
—Charles Emert, of Erie, was officially
restored from the dead last week so he
| could pay his taxes. Emert, president
| of the Central Labor Union and a police
i clerk, failed to get a tax notice. He went
to the commissioner's office to find out
| why. He was told that the records show-
| ed him officially dead. The commission-
| ers, however, quickly corrected the mat.
Roy Wilkinson | ipsburg, spent less than fifty dollars |, .'. 4 took his mone
| De | ¥
while he would not op- | to be elected a delegate to the Dem- py, three-story buildings in the
business district of Lock Haven were
damaged by fire early Monday, with a
| loss estimated at $50,000. Occupants of
| three apartments on the upper floors
| were forced out by the flames, I. S.
Hurwitz reported the greatest loss, $20,-
| 000, to his clothing store. A confection-
| ery store occupied the ground floor of
| the building. Four adjoining structures
{also were damaged.
—Woodshed chastisement
forgers was recommended by Judge
Thomas W. Watson in sentencing Rob-
ert Thomas, 23, of Butler, after he
pleaded guilty to passing a worthless
check. Watson said, “A lot of you young
fellows should be taken out to the wood-
shed and given a good beating. It would
do more good than jail,” he added as
he sentenced Thomas to serve two months
in the Allegheny county work house.
—A sentence imposed on A. B. (Dea-
con Litz, of DuBois after he had plead-
ed guilty to violating the prohibition
laws was suspended so that he might
compete in the Indianapolis automobile
race Memorial day and in other auto
races. Litz, one of the leading race
drivers of the country, was sentenced by
Judge A. R. Chase to three months in
the county jail at Clearfield and fined
suspended until ber.
Harry A. Light, B54 years old, “ot
Lebanon county, died in the Good Samar-
have waived the right of return so
far as county taxes are concerned
does not in any way effect the re-
turn of borough, school or any local
taxes in townships. Unless the con-
stituted authorities in the boroughs
and townships gave a waivure on
the right of return in such districts
the taxes were returned, and we un-
derstand that quite a number of
such returns were made.
Over in Clearfield county almost
forty per cent of all taxes were un-
paid by May 2nd and returned to
the Commissioner's office by the va-
rious tax collectors.
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People who motor to Bellefonte in
such large numbers from the sur-
rounding country districts, Wednes-
day and Saturday evenings, have
made physical, if not verbal, protest
at the lack of public toilet facilities;
and in order to meet the demand
for such accommodations the County
Commissioners have agreed to keep
the public toilets in the court house
open on the two evenings mentioned
until eleven o'clock.
John Breon, janitor at the court
house, has been appointed special
policeman, to be paid jointly by the
borough and county, who will be in
charge at the court house to see
that no rowdyism nor disorder oc-
itan hospital, at Lebanon, from a frac-
tured skull suffered when he was at-
tacked by an infuriated bull. According
to Coroner Manbeck, Light was return-
ing to his home after visiting his wife,
who was taken to the hospital Monday
noon. A neighbor, Maier Kurtz Jr, ask-
ed him to assist in capturing the bull
which had broken out of the barn. The
bull charged Light, who in trying lo
avoid the onslaught, tripped and tell
The animal t d him against a stone
| fence. .
| —Auditors in checking accounts of Mrs.
| Mary J. Hill, former Lycoming county
| treasurer, found a balance of $42,045.18
which had not been turned over to coun-
ty treasurer Fearns E. Bitler, who suc-
ceeded her in January. The board of
auditors found that Mrs. Hill's records
show a cash balance of $162,416 on hand
when Ditler assumed office, whereas
only $120,371 of this amount was turned
over to him. The auditors say that they
notified Mrs. Hill of the amount due the
county two weeks ago. Mrs. Hill admit-
ted that there is some money due the
county from her term of office, but stat-
She claimed that illness to herself and
husband had kept her from balancing
her records and making full restitution
to the county.
—One of the most unique suits fited
in Northumberland county's court in re-
cent years is that of John Matyka, Coal
township, against the estate of a man,
now dead, who shot him in a Coal town-
ship store last August 80. Matyka seeks
to recover $5,000 for his wounds from
the estate of Joseph Kiwra, late of Coal
township, and the suit is directed against
Mary Kiwra, administratrix of the es-
tate. Kiwra died in the Mary M. Packer
hospital after having been stricken while
attending the February term of criminal
curs. Loafing in the hallway or
extended will not be abused.
the porch will not be tolerated. The
toilets, however, will be open to the
public and both county and borough
officials hope that the privilege thus
court. Kiwra was stricken in front of
the court house after having learned
that the grand jury had returned a true
bill against him for the shooting of
Matyka. He sank to the sidewalk in a
coma and died that same night at the
hospital. Shock and fear resulting from
the court case caused his death, it was
and unable to contribute anything.
declared at the time.
—Bdward A. Greene, wealthy resident
It was the latter part of May and
the young man did not want to quit
college until the close of the term
so he asked the manager of the club
diner if his credit was good for
tickets. He was told that it was and
was given tickets to the amount of
$13.00. When he left the college he
promised to send the money as soon
as he could get it, but had been un-
able to get enough together to meet
his obligations. The manager of the
club diner finally swore out a war-
rant charging the boy with false
pretense and a private detective ar-
rested him. When he heard the
true story of the case the court
discharged the young man and said
he only wished he had he
power, under the law, to place the
costs, “about $56.00, on the prosecu-
tor and private detective.
of Lewistown, was named defondent m
an action filed in United States court at
Scranton last Thursday afternoon by his
sister-in-law, Mrs. Raymond Greene, a
resident of New York State. She is su-
ing for $100,000 for alienation of the af-
fections of her husband. In her state-
ment the plaintiff makes a number of
serious allegations. She charges that Ed-
ward Greene ‘planted’ servants in her
home to spy on her snd that one of the
alleged spies, Louls Spencer, is a moral
pervert. Mrs. Greene also alieges that
she was committed to an institution for
six months; that her S-year-old daughter,
Eleanor, was taken from her, and that
her husband is under the dominance of
Edward Greene. Mrs, Greene charges
that Edward Greene induced her husband
to begin divorce proceedings against her
and that the case is still pending at
Lewistown. Mrs. Greene, who ia a native
of Towanda, was married tc Raymon
Greene in 1923,
for check
ed that the auditors’ figures are Wrong. .