- As the stock market closed lower, England joined France and the U.S. in denouncing the Communist coup in Czechoslovakia.

- The Jobs for Men program hit the $273,000 mark with a $700 contribution from Bell Telephone Co.

- On Trevorton Road, the public bathhouse was being advertised by the Economy Service Station. The ad, addressed to miners, read, "Why go home dirty? For a few cents a day, leave the dirt with us."

- No sooner did E.S. Christ resign as superintendent of the Ashland-Shamokin Division of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Co. than he was named general manager of the Gilberton Coal Co. by coal baron John Rich, of Pottsville.

- A bar of hand soap was 6 cents or 20 for a dollar in Shamokin.

- In Harrisburg, the Democratic State Committee tagged Frank Boyland, of Carbondale, as the endorsed candidate for state treasurer. Also, in Harrisburg, Mayor Claude Robins warned racketeers who were being forced out of Pittsburgh to stay out of the capitol city or else.

- Milk dealers said milk should be priced lower in the spring because it was cheaper to produce then, and that consumers should get a break in price. Farmers said no - costs for them were going only going one way: up. The state milk marketing board tried to please both and pleased neither.