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PAGE FOUR SHAMOKIN NEWS-DISPATCH, NEWS-DISPATCH, NEWS-DISPATCH, SHAMOKIN, PA., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1EPHART VIU:Seymour Weiss, Huey's Loyal Pal, Was M NEW CHIEF OF HIGH COURT Cambria County Justice to. :-V :-V :-V Succeed to Chief . Justiceship. Boss B oss---on oss---on oss---on oss---on oss---on Dress and Social Sid COL. SHOEMAKER WILL SPEAK & HARRISBURG, Sept. 18 (U.R fAlthough primary returns today $Mrtually Identified two new members members of the supreme court, including including a successor to Chief Justice Robert S. Frazer, Pittsburgh, neither neither will get the chief's toga and J tenter chair. J Justice H. Edgar Barnes, interim .ppointee to the court, and Horace ItStern, Philadelphia jurist, had con-fSincing con-fSincing con-fSincing assurance of Democratic Cfcnd Pvepublican nominations, respectively, respectively, in the early returns and J nomination is tantamount to elec- elec- Hon but John W. Kephart. Ebens--Tburg, Ebens--Tburg, Ebens--Tburg, Ebens--Tburg, will be the next chief justice. He will succeed to the favored "-position "-position "-position and the S500 a year extra fc'alary through the seniority system system operative among justices of gthe state's highest appellate court. When Frazer retires in January, his position will be filled, theoretically. jHsy one of the newly elected members, members, but Kephart will automatically become the chief of the tribunal. J: The Ebensburg jurist began serving serving a 21-year 21-year 21-year term in 1919. Prior to his death last summer. Justice Alexander Simpson, Jr., was next in jQine to become chief of the court. b Justice William I. Schaffer now tin in line for the position in 1940. 5tle would hold it until his retire- retire- ! iment three years later. ICHINESE WAGE lEURRILLA WAR In manchukuo r" SRoving Volunteers Spread g Sabotage With Unoffi-cial Unoffi-cial Unoffi-cial Approval. Hotel Man Cured Dictator of Atrocious Taste in Clothes, Applied Polish. BY PAUL HARRISON NEW ORLEANS. Sept. 18. Kuey Long, autocrat, had a boss. And that was Seymour Weiss. Well, maybe not so much a boss p.s a paternalistic overseer a mentor, guide, humanizer. Wiss probably was the Kingfish's only implicitly trusted confidant. Ke certainly was Longs best friend, this Jovial Jew who ironically bears the same last rnme as the senate: , assassin. And Huey desperately needed a friend; Dinebody .3 supervise the metamorphosis cf country lout into shrev. sophistL 13; some'ecdy to smooth the way when the gjing was tough; sjmebody who was sympathetic sympathetic and not too greedy for loot. 1 1 , '-sagi '-sagi '-sagi STArjTEO AS SiOe fy- fy- 1 HES LONG MACHINE H Baffled income tav . 1 BUCKNELL i Altoona Publisher Will Orator at Convocation Exercises. and dispatched or plane. on the next train SHANGHAI (U.R) Their existence Sunknown to thousands of their "countrymen, and news of their ac-livities ac-livities ac-livities rigidly suppressed in most Smart Ballyhoo Aid to Friend's Rise. cases. scores 01 oanas 01 anu-jap- anu-jap- anu-jap- anu-jap- N-anese N-anese N-anese volunteers today wage con-Srtinual con-Srtinual con-Srtinual guerilla warfare in Manchukuo Manchukuo and parts of Mongolia. - Numbering sometimes only a -rcore -rcore or two, and at other times several hundred, these roving "-bands "-bands "-bands of ragged volunteers are a Constant menace to civil and military military officials in the Japanese-ad- Japanese-ad- Japanese-ad- Japanese-ad- jninistered areas. .nl tn onniVlilafo fhpTYl flnrf fhnU CCUU it WW - . , ' Iiands of dollars have been spent to trpolice the areas in which they op-aerate, op-aerate, op-aerate, but their activities continue tnd, according to reports from well-informed well-informed well-informed sources, are spreading. Numerous expeditions have been 1 jitters by the witness' agile duck ing and blocking. At this writing there is no loyal minion of the Long empire who will venture to predict Weiss' political future. Only one thing s-eems s-eems s-eems certain: certain: He will not try for public Direct attacks sometimes are office. Not that he wouldn't like to In the hotel to which the arrow points, in this air view, the Roosevelt Roosevelt in New Orleans, Seymour Weiss. Huey Long's trusted aide, achieved most of his power, and here Long, too, was given a great boost up fame's ladder. And down the street shown leading to the water front, Weiss went to rule over the dock board, one of the fat jobs bestowed by the Long machine. Seymour Weiss was a good deal more than that, although he will tell you that he is only a hotel man who knows little of politics. That ' honorarv would be singular modesty for a man who is president of the New Orleans dock board, the city's largest largest agency of employment and consequently consequently the most powerful instrument instrument of politics. He also is a member of the planning planning and zoning commission. Most important of all, he is treasurer of the Long-Allen Long-Allen Long-Allen machine. Plays Possum on Politics Nevertheless, Weiss steadfastly cherishes an attitude of wide-eyed wide-eyed wide-eyed naivete about politics. He even claimed such ignorance before a hard-bciled hard-bciled hard-bciled U. S. senate investigating investigating committee after its members had been driven to distraction and jnade by the volunteers on isolated Sjapanese or Manchukuo military detachments, but the principal work "'Of the volunteers in sabotage. At Snight they tear up railway switches, J&fcut telephone or telegraph wires, "tt set fire to outlying buildings. If 2he news is reported in the press ;,t all, the depredations are gener- gener- be governor or senator, but he knows perfectly well he'd never be elected. When Long died, it was Weiss who took the wheel of the administration administration machine and steered it through the early, tumultuous days. He, better than anyone else, knew what Huey wanted and what Huey had Dlanned. -ally -ally ascribed to ''bandits." w . ' Usually it is when a Dana 01 vol- vol- , stPBt(ls anH ttmK fhot j-Unteers j-Unteers j-Unteers is cornered and driven out 1 have d- d- d ' -of -of Manchuria across the Siberian lieutenants. It mav be that border, later to be repatriated to, , . ,,, . . , -vxomes -vxomes to light. Their return to t;China is effected through the Chi-IJnese Chi-IJnese Chi-IJnese consular authorities in Siberia, .and their arrival in Shanghai or rsome other port is attended by publicity. Or. all other occasions the Chinese government, attempt ing to maintain friendly relations jH'ith Japan, places a ban on the publication of any news concerning ijhe volunteers. J; These anti-Japanese anti-Japanese anti-Japanese forces were, generally speaking, once attached &o regular Chinese provincial mili-Jtary mili-Jtary mili-Jtary forces stationed in the areas JjtJOW dominated by Japan. Many of them were with General Ma Chan ghan in Manchuria three years go. Following the setting up of s-JManchukuo s-JManchukuo s-JManchukuo and the demilitarized gtone In North China, the forces j broke up but, here and there, under oi political nie or death over some of them. If he desires it, Weiss possibly may succeed to a role cf Louisiana puppeteer. In any event, he will be respectfully observed and heeded by those now pitching into the squabble squabble for vacant and soon-to-be-vacant soon-to-be-vacant soon-to-be-vacant soon-to-be-vacant soon-to-be-vacant soon-to-be-vacant soon-to-be-vacant soon-to-be-vacant . offices. Career Sounds "Algerian" Considered chronogically, Weiss' career is Horatio Algerian, and a little funny. For one thing, he was born in Bunkie. That's right, Bun-kie. Bun-kie. Bun-kie. La., population 3,000; railroad and cotton town. Bunkie was named after a pa-: pa-: pa-: trician infant's pronunciation of "Monkey," but I had better not go into details. Seymour was the eldest of four ambitious leaders, volunteers corps .brothers. His papa, Sam Weiss, ran were formed which have continued ' the general store. Seymour was J Jo harass the Japanese regime. j something of a bully, and not too One group, trapped in Kirin bright for his age except that as f province by combined Japanese and !l have been tcld by a reminiscent rManchukuo forces, fled into Si- Si- fellow who knew him when he beria and eventually found its way lo Vladivostok, although suffering . heavy casualties from pursuers. J Soviet authorities disarmed the troops at Vladivostok and placed f them ?here , year, before their return to China ! a hotel clerk in Alexandria, ;'f ,afranged by Chinese conular j In 1919 he. was mustered out of Officials. the amy in New 0rleans walkecl Eventually thta group, like oth- oth- the streets for some weeks FinaIIy woo jt-mijicu jt-mijicu jt-mijicu iu ouanguai on a ; vrimp a shop rlerk Being distantly related by mar-i mar-i mar-i riag-e riag-e riag-e to an executive of the Grune-wald Grune-wald Grune-wald hotel . (now the Rooseveit), Seymour Was Smart Clever fellow, Seymour. He thought up the stunt of attending football games with his pockets bulging with keys to all the hotel's vacant rooms and selling the keys to the visiting rooters. Pretty soon he became managing director of both the Roosevelt and i Bienville hotels. At that time, too, he began to discern certain attractive attractive and arresting qualities in Huey P. Long, who just then was getting set for a gubernatorial triumph. Weiss set aside a fine suite and invited Long to occupy it. No charge; this was merely a hotel promotion stunt. But the two men soon became fast friends, and Weiss was emboldened emboldened to try his hand at polishing polishing up a Huey-in-the-rough. Huey-in-the-rough. Huey-in-the-rough. Huey-in-the-rough. Huey-in-the-rough. Huey-in-the-rough. Huey-in-the-rough. Coincidence Coincidence aided him, for they were exactly the same size, and Long could, and frequently did, wear Weiss' clothes. He stripped Huey of his yellow-shoes, yellow-shoes, yellow-shoes, hand-me-down hand-me-down hand-me-down hand-me-down hand-me-down suits, vulgar yellow diamond stud, and atrocious striped and mencgramed silk shirts. Those shirts dandified many a porter porter and ash collector for years afterward. Weiss knows how to dress, though he is no fop. He went to a tailor and ordered 60 suits. He hired a valet and installed him in Long's suite. Long frequently dashed away from New Orleans on some mission with only the clothes on his back. Weiss always had a trunk packed Social Progress Slow Smart, suave, affable, and given j to asservations of an abiding, palsy-walsy palsy-walsy palsy-walsy love for all his fellow beings, ! Weiss naturally is socially ambi- ambi- tious. For one reason and another j he generally has been thwarted in I that longcng, although he is a great joiner of business clubs and is an member of the Disabled World War Veterans' Association. But he was able to accomplish much in the social advancement of Huey Long. At least, in his big hotel, he brought Huey to the attention attention of many prominent and influential influential people. He insisted that Long learn to play golf, and gave him the most expensive available outfit of togs and clubs. He tried and failed to interest Huey in horses, but succeeded succeeded rather too well in the matter matter of night clubs. I Th nnlitinian was innlined to drink immoderately, lead orchestras, orchestras, and sing "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" with pretty entertainers, entertainers, v . : Weiss frowned on his friend's cverindulgences, but couldn't conceal conceal his pride in his protege's ! progress. "Look at him," he'd say, "isn't he the playboy, though?" i Weiss idolized Long, considered him a truly great statesman, but actually loved him as a man. Huey repaid him with a sort of negative tolerance. Weiss, for example, was the only aide he "never cussed out." "Just look what I did for Weiss!" said Long to men he was trying to lure into the fold. But no one recalls that Weiss ever gloated: "Just look what I did for Huey!" First as a member, then as president, president, of the dock board. Weiss held considerable power. Employes averaged 4,500 in number during normal times, and as many as 12,-000 12,-000 12,-000 preceding elections. It is generally admitted that these men, along with most other workers in Long-controlled Long-controlled Long-controlled jobs, contributed 10 per cent of their wages as fuel for the machine. Another item: Long made Weiss vice president of an indemnity company company through which all state employes employes and contractors had to be bonded. The company failed to the tune of $39,000,000. Weiss handled a lot of money for his friend, not only the campaign slush funds, but some of Huey's private finances. Many a tradesman learned to send Long bills to Weiss for collection. When the 'senate sent a special investigating committee to New Orleans to look into fraud charges of the Louisiana senatorial primary of 1932, Weiss went through some harrowing sessions before the inquisitors. inquisitors. Lcng, acting as counsel for Sena- Sena- i tor John H. Overton, sat through the hearings with perfect confidence confidence that his friend wouldn't squeal. And Weiss didn't. He said he had kept no records of the funds he handled. He didn't put them in a bank. "Why not?" asked a questioner. "None of your business," replied Weiss stoutly. And that stubborn "none of your business" and "I refuse to answer" comprised a large part of his testi mony. He risked jail and citation - for contempt. But Seymour betrayed none of Huey's secrets. Partly as a result of those tactics, Weiss now is under under indictment for income tax evasion. evasion. WAKE UP YOUR LIVER BILE- BILE- Without Calomel And Youll Jump Out of Bed id the Morning Rarin' to Go The liver should pour out two pounds o liquid bile into your bowels daily. If this bile is not flowing freely, your food doesn't digest It just decays in the bowels. Gas bloats up your stomach. Yon get constipated. Youi whole system is poisoned and you feel sour sunk and the world looks punk. Laxatives are only makeshifts. A men bowel movement doesn't get at the cause. 11 takes those good, old Carter's Little Livei Pills to Kt these two pounds of bile flowinf freely and make you feel "up and up". Harm less, gentle, yet amazing in making bile flov freely. Ask for Carter's Little Liver Pills b: name. Stubbornly refuse anything else. 25' O 1031 c. m cc LEWISBURQ, Pa., Sept. 18 Colonel Henry: W. Shoemaker, Altoona, prominent newspaper publisher and authority on Pennsylvania history and folklore, the speaker at the annual convocation exercises marking the ;mal opening of the college Bucknell university Friday Awarding of undergraduate will also feature the which will be attended by entire student body. More than freshmen, the second largest ing class in the history of the versity, will take part in convocation. Increased enrollments other classes, including 50 from the Bucknell junior Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre who will enter junior class, will make the of unusual interest. The exercises will be preceded the traditional academic from Hunt hall to the church, where convocation held at 10:30. "Pennsylvania Folkways Development of an American Culture" has been announced as Colonel Shoemaker's topic. of more than 100 books and pamphlets on Pennsylvania folklore history, Colonel Shoemaker exceptionally well qualified particular field. For seven from 1923 to 1930, he served chairman of the Pennsylvania historical commission. A graduate of Columbia university, he holds honorary from Juniata and Franklin Marshall colleges. He served American minister to Bulgaria during the Hoover administration before that was secretary To Our Here's Thursday, G1 At Saves One-Half One-Half One-Half on Oil! in a concentration camp. they remained for nearly a displayed a delightful aptitude for extracurricular deviltry. Papa Weiss died when Seymour was 12. The boy went to live with and work for Uncle Joe. At what would be considered a tender age for such an occupation, he became Sensational Optical Reductions at Great $100,000 Celebration Sale at GAL BJLtLJR39 1000 BARGAINS USE YOUR CREDIT! ALL OPTICAL GOODS OFF DR. J. EDWIN GRICE, OPTOMETRIST, WILL EXAMINE YOUR EYES FREE AND FUR-NISH FUR-NISH FUR-NISH YOU GLASSES FOR 50c A WEEK No home need modern "White Aladdin Lamps will they save. SEE Open Every Evening for Your Convenience JO IM IN EussJan ship. Here they were met f by representatives of the Shanghai nd Woosung garrison commission-r. commission-r. commission-r. but what became of the return-ting return-ting return-ting soldiers has not been an-'Hounced. an-'Hounced. an-'Hounced. To incorporate them in-'to in-'to in-'to the Chinese army would be un--wise un--wise un--wise un--wise from a Sino-Japanese Sino-Japanese Sino-Japanese diplomatic diplomatic standpoint, but it is believed jthat most of the volunteers repa-eriated repa-eriated repa-eriated from Siberia have been fUken'care of" by those in author -;tty. -;tty. - It Is said that a definite organisation organisation exists among the volunteer Jorce operating in the north, and ttiat a complete campaign has been .mapped, but Chinese and Japanese Seymour succeeded to a job as manager manager of the barber shop. That was in 1927. In the same year he became became assistant manager of the hotel. 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Clipped from Shamokin News-Dispatch18 Sep 1935, WedPage 4

Shamokin News-Dispatch (Shamokin, Pennsylvania)18 Sep 1935, WedPage 4
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