The administration of Pennsylvania's New Dealing Governor, George Howard Earle III, went down to defeat last November in a thick smoke of graft charges which hung like a pall over the election. Last week the grand jury of Dauphin County (Harrisburg), which had been peering into the smoke for three months, turned in a fire alarm.

The grand jury returned indictments against twelve living Democrats, one dead (Warren Van Dyke) for assorted skulduggeries including payroll padding, coercing employes for political contributions, conspiracy to control the bonding of highway contracts. Among the 13: Governor Earle's Secretary of the Commonwealth David Lawrence,...

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