CRIME: Parade

One chill morning last week the ranking Democrats of Pennsylvania halted election celebrations to journey to a slag-piled hill near the town of McAdoo. There Governor-elect George H. Earle stood beside a freshly-turned grave. There, too, stood Senator-elect Joseph F. Guffey, Democratic State Chairman David Lawrence, onetime Commonwealth Secretary Richard J. Beamish. Presently 10,000 mourners gathered from nearby towns, began to chant the Requiem responses in a half-dozen tongues as three obscure men were laid to rest. The dead buried, a handful of women surged around Governor-elect Earle to scream in Italian:...

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