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these bright, days a feller is apt to get his months mixed, when he makes out his checks or—bills, ttntmn Rain and colder tonight. Wed-* ncsday snow or rain and much colder are the' prognostication* for this section of the State. , VOLUME 26.—NO. 113. "INDIANA, PENNSYLVANIA, TUESDAY, JANUARY i, 1930. TWO CENTS A COPt HULDA STUMPF, FORMER RESIDENT, SAID MURDERED Was Found Dead jn Her Cabin New Year's Day from Suffocation, in Kujabe, Africa — Was Missionary for Years. 63 YEA1RS13LD Mrs. P. J. Baker, 203 Philadelphia street, received word yesterday that her cousin, Hulda Stumpf, 63, an American missionary in Kenya Colony, Kujabe, British East Africa, was murdered in her cabin on New Year's .day.''Death apparently was due to 'suffocation, although there was evidence -she had been attacked. Police are, questioning residents of nearby villages. Miss Stumpf entered the missionary field in Africa twenty-four years ago. She was a member of the African Inland Mission of America. She was home on .a furlough in 1926 and spent the summer in the homes of relatives in Indiana and . Big Run. While here,.she gave several interesting lectures in which she related her experiences and work in the far east. Her.term of enlistment in the missionary field would have ended next year when she expected to return to America and make her future home. • The deceased was born in Big Run but spent most of her life .in her par- parents home here, before taking up .missionary work. She was - well : known and held in high esteem by her neighbors and friends. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Stumpf, who for years resided at South Seventh 'and School 'streets. Her father, who passed away in his California home some.time ago, was one of Indiana's prominent merchants and conducted Stumpf's Five and Ten Cent Store until he retired from business about 20 years ago. • The deceased leaves one sister, Mrs. J. W. Rankih, of Alturas, Florida, one brother,'W. P. Stumpf and a cousin, Mrs. William Enterline, both of Big Run, 'and a cousin Mrs. P. J. Baker, of 203 Philadlilphia street. MIKE SPONDAK SENTENCED Receives Thirty Months in Workhouse and a Fine of $200. '* Mike Spondaic, of Iselin, driver of the hit-and-run death car, which killed Clarence Steffy, 8, when his car crashed into him on the B.-P. Highway, four miles north of town, November 1st, 1929, and who was found guilty, during the December term of Criminal Court, of manslaughter, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor, and failing to stop and render assistance to persons injured, was sentenced by'Judge J."N. Langham yesterday morning. The' sentence imposed by Jhe Court was that - on the first indictment Spondak must serve fifteen months in the Allegheny County Work House; on,the second he was sentenced to pay the costs and a fine of $200, and on the third count, he was sentenced to serve an additional fifteen months in the Allegheny County Work House. • Spondak will begin his term in the Work House, this week. • . . JOE NESBITT HERE ON JANUARY 15TH Joe Nesbit and his Pennsylvanians, direct, from the Arcadia Ball Room, New York, will be the attraction in the Armory Wednesday, the 15th. Joe never fails to please- and has made a host of friends in Indiana and vicinity. House and automobile lamps for all makes of cars and trucks. Auto Parts Go., Ritz Theatre Bldg. * HUSBAND TRUMPS WIFE'S * * TRICKS IN BRIDGE—WIFE * * SEEKS DIVORCE * * PITTSBURGH, Jan. 7.—INS * —Persistent trumping of his in * * wife's tricks while playing bridge * caused domestic difficulties in * the lives of Edward J. Baird, of * * Greenville, and Mrs. Bessie W. * * Baird, of Munhall, it was testifi- * Jtsaira, 01 iviunnau, rs was lesim- ' fied during a hearing for divorce * here. Mrs. Baird related several in* stances where altercations over how bridge hands should be her husband * * played resulted in .... * striking her, she said. She sued * * on the grounds of cruel and bar- * * barous treatment and the decree " * was granted. * RED CROSS IS HANKS Junior Organization of County Acted as Santa Claus for Ex-Soldiers. Following is a letter received by the Red Cross, Indiana County, concerning gifts to ex-service men in U. S. Veterans Hospital, Perry Point, Md. "American Red Cross, "Indiana County Chapter, "Indiana, Pa. r "Dear Madam: ' "We are writing to thank you for the home-made candy, peanuts, Santa Claus favors, menu cards and writing pads which your Juniors sent 'to the patients here for Christmas. I can't begin to tell you how delighted they were with these lovely things. The doughnuts, cookies and fruit cakes were delicious. "One patient made the remark that they were the •best doughnuts he had eaten slice ha left home. •We had a very nice Christmas here. The wards, messhalls, recreation room, etc, were gayly decorated and much festivity prevailed. You can assure your Juniors' that they had a big part in making this a very joyful Christmas for these unfo •- tunate men. . We should like to have you come to visit us at the hospital sometime and then you could see just how much the patients appreciate the little things, you do for them." "Sincerely Yours, Miss Mary P. Poston, : £.. -(Continued pn-page two)-; , -?• ROTARY CLUB'S WEEKLYJEET Reports and Talks Entertain Members — A. W. Maboh Presiding. The regular weekly meeting of the Indiana Rotary Club was held Monday evening, President Archie Mabon presiding. Routine business conducted, including a report from Ralph McCreary, Chairman of the Boys' Work Committee, relative to finding a room suitable for the use of Troop 1 of the Boy Scouts. The club is endeavoring. to secure such a room for the use of the boys in this troop as. their headquarters. The principal speaker of the evening was Librarian Carl Hull, who impressed upon the club the fact that the Indiana Free Library belonged to the citizens of the Borough and should, as a result, be used as extensively as possible by them. Attention was 'drawn to the fact of the crowded conditions that now exist at the present location and the fact that expansion is_ limited greatly by the physical conditions that exist. Statistics were given to the Club as to the number of registered users of the Library, as well as the number of volumes on hand and the use of these volumes during the past year. In addition to this, Librarian thill gave a list of fiction and non-fiction books which he felt were wortVread- ing, that would be of interest to the members of the Rotary Club. If No Children Bless Their Happy Home, Either Participants May Ask Divorce PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 7.—(INS)— The strange experimental marriage at a little village of Souderton in the quiet North Penn Valley, thirty miles northwest of here, of William Kenneth Moyer, radical poet, and Miss Ethel Olyette Amelia Oen, of Sun Prairie, Wis., aroused much comment today throughout the slee^v valley and the surrounding neighborhood. One of the unusual provisions of the ceremony is that the union must result in the birth of a child within two years, Otherwise either may,apply for an absolute divorce without opposition from the other. v The husband, a former resident of Souderton, well known as a member of the International Rebel Ppets' So- ciety and other similar organisations, is quite sanguine about the entire affair. "We just term it an experimental marriage," he declared last night at the home of his parents, Mr. and ,Mrs. Abner Moyer of Souderton, "It is our main thought to have a child. If it is impossible for us to do so, we feel that we should no longer be bound together but that we should separate and each find a new mate that might be better suited to us," One child at least for martial happiness is his formula. That is why he had the agreement drawn, he said. (Continued on Page two) JAMES W, MACK HEADS COUNCIL; NEW POLICE CHIEF John Stroble Elected New Chief of Police— O'Connell Did Not Apply for Re-election— Assistants the Same. OTHER~ACTIVITIES Burgess B. H. Lichteberger presided at the organization meeting of Indiana Borough council, held in their rooms in the Municipal building last evening. Ten members of council wercK present. H. W. Thomas, T. B. Clark. Dr. G. E. Simpson, Geo. T. McHenry and Dr. H. B. Buterbaugh were sworn in for terms of four years. Robert Young, the other member, who had been elected at the last election, was out-of-town and will take his oath at a subsequent meeting. The new officers elected for the next two years are the same men who have served during the past term President James W. Mack, Secretary, John S. Taylor and treasurer John G. St. Clair. Borough employees were then elected, their salaries being the same as those received the past year. Gtreet Commissioner H. A. Orr; Borough engineer Thomas Pealer; Weighmaster and janitor at the Municipal building, Ed. Lichteberger; Weighmaster at the Fourth ward scales, Frank Hile; Caretaker of the disposal plant, Alonzo Singer, and Borough solicitor John S. Taylor. The rate of salary for the new tax collector was set at 1 per cent on all taxes collected, subject to the 5 per cent discount, and 5 per cent on all other taxes collected. His bond was set at $15,000, he to furnish the bond. Appropriations for 1930 were also made. They are Indiana Free Library $3,000; Health Department $700; and Municipal music $300. The salary of the Burgess was set at $500, (Continued on page two) MINSTREL SHOW DECIDED UPON The Drum Corps .of .Indiana Post No. ; 141, Ariieficah''"Legion, held its regular monthly meeting last evening. It was the first get-to-gether of the boys since November. Practice is scheduled for this evening at 7:30 and a full turnout of the boys is expected. The feature of the meeting last night was the decision to put on their annual minstrel show. A definite date has not been decided upon. The only thing we can say is that the "director" says, "it will be bigger and b'et- te'r than ever, surpassing last year's show which was voted the best ever." INDIANA CO. MEN & IN COAL DEAL The Clymer National Bank today issued the following statement in regard to the account of a coal' land transaction received in a dispatch from Uniontown and published in Saturday's edition of the Gazette: "The Clymer National Bank, the Citizen's National Bank of Indiana, and Attorney S. M. Jack, of Indiana, purchased this property at a fore- closer's sale and recently sold it to the Springfield Coal and Coke Company, a corporation composed principally of -Indiana County men, for a consideration of $60,000." SAGAMORE BUS SCHEDULE CHANGE McGregor and Thomas have announced a change in the schedule of the Sagamore bus line for Sunday. In the future buses will leav^e Indiana at seven o'clock A, M. and four o'clock in the afternoon, the same as week days. The same connection will be made at Sagamore for Butler, Kittanning and Leechburg. A square dance will be held in the Fireman's Hall, Homer City, Wednesday night, Jan. 8th, at 8 o'clock. The proceeds of the dance are for the benefit of the Homer City Fire Co. All invited to attend, 114x Roller Skate Tonight Indiana Roller Skating Rink. 113x Wanted. The J. C. Penney Company desire the service of an experienced ready to wear saleswoman. Must have had several years' experience in this line of work and have a thorough knowledge of this type of merchandise. Make application immediately and in person. 112tfx 1930 Prosperity Look Prosperous, feel Prosperous, Be Thrifty, by saving money during our Overcoat and Suit Sale now. Better Clothes for less. Dinsmore's. 113x R. C, A. Radiola* Those folks who have Radiolas in their homes know of their superior reception. Priced from $86.25 complete, at A. W. Mabon & Sons. 113x Seeks Eielson Alfred J. Lomen, above, manager of the Lomen Reindeer Corporation, is in Alaska directing relief operations in the search for Ben Eielson, famous aviator, missing for weeks in an attempt to rescue a fur trader's party ice-locked on the east coast of Siberia. One of the planes searching for Eielson also is reported lost. TAYLOR CASE AT STANDSTILL F e d e r a 1 Authorities Deny Name Was Used in Dope Ring. LOS ANGELES, Gal., Jan. 7.—(INS) —Convinced that Otis Hefner, ex- convict, has come forward again with a story unsubstantiated by proof and unreliable in context, District Attorney Buron Fitts today had instructed the Bureau of Investigation to get jn touch with Hefner and secure from him whatever information ho has concerning the slaying of William Desmond Taylor, motion pictnre di rector. Federal narcotic inspectors today struck a blow at Hefner's assertion concerning the reason lying behind the murder. The former convict, now at liberty under parole, stated Taylor was killed by an actress, because the director is alleged to have attempt >d to 'break up a dope ring, He also claimed that Taylor had 'been a distributor "for the dope''ring;' of "which he and Edward Sands, Taylor's valet, were members. Federal authorities here denied (Continued on page two) VANITY RE-ELECTED TREAS. OF FRAT M. W. Yanity, who had been spending the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Yanity of North Homer City returned to Duquesne University to resume his studies. Michael will be remembered as one of the Homer City high school football stars who entered Pitt with the aspirations of gaining a berth. He was given a workout and met with an accident which forced him to give up athletics entirely, Upon his recovery he entered Duquesne. Michael is very popular among his fellow students and has gained the distinction of being re-elected treasurer of the Alpha Phi Delta fraternity. Michael'will receive a B. S. degree in June. COMMUNITY SERVICE TONIGHT The first in the series of these Union Services will be held in the Lutheran Church,- Church and Sixth streets, this evening -at 7:45 o'clock. Indiana is happy to have such an outstanding speaker as the Rev. J. C. Broomfield, D. D. Dr. Broomfield is "A Man with a Message." He is the President of the General Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church. His theme for tonight is; "The Wonderful ' Christ." A fifteen minute praise service, under the direction of Dr. J. Wilbur Gibson, will open the meeting. A cordial invitation is extended to all the community to come. 1930 Prosperity Look Prosperous, feel Prosperous, Be Thrifty, by saving money during our Overcoat and Suit Sale now. Better Clothes for less. Dinsmore's. 113x 1930 Prosperity Look Prosperous, feel Prosperous, B; Thrifty, by saving money during our Overcoat and Suit Sale now. Better Clothes for less, Dinsmore's. 113x Square dance Twin Gables Tuesday night. * * ********* COLD WEATHER ON WAY FROM CANADA * CHICAGO, Jan. 7.—INS—Zero * * temperatures, accompanied by * * hail and sleet storms, were re- * * ported rolling into the middle * * west today from upper Canada. * * The Canadian northwest re- * * ported temperatures as low as 40 » * degrees below zero. * ***.********** DRY MEMBERS PREPARING NEW LEGISLATION The Most Drastic Ever Proposed to Put 'Teeth' Into the Volstead Act —Will Strengthen Enforcement Demands. FINE^SENTENCE BY WILLIAM S. NBAL. (INS Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.—With the entire_ Congress agog- the prohibition situation, extreme dry members are preparing to sponsor the most drastic legislation ever proposed to put new-"teeth" in the Volstead act, it was disclosed today. The proposed legislation, while,not conflicting with the administration's reorganization plans, goes far beyond measures expected to be recommended by the Department of Justice to strengthen the hands of enforcement officers. Senator Howell, R ; , of Nebraska, whose charge that the national capital is "wet" aroused President Hoover to demand proof and Rep. Sproul, R., of Kansas, a "borio dry" member, are collaborating on the proposed legislation. It may be whipped into shape within the next two weeks. The proposals, according to Sproul, include a change in the fundamental law of the country to abrogate the right of trial by jury in "wet" communities, provides for "human padlocks" by injunction, and a law to force liquor buyers to. give evidence. "I have discussed proposed legislation with Senator Howell and will have another conference in a few days," said Sproul. "My proposals" are divided into three parts—a change in the fundamental law, a provision , regarding methods of procuring evidence and a revision of court procedure. "The first proposal would provide a minimum sentence for violating the prohibition law of $100 fine and (Continued on Page Two) WEITZELSHOME FROM FLORIDA Doctor and. Mrs. W. F. Weitzel, of North" Sixth "street, have arrived home from Loxley, Florida, where they were visitors for some time in the home of Doctor Weitzel's sister, Mrs. Robert Smith. From Loxley, they made an extended motor trip to New Orleans, St. Petersburg and other southern cities of historical Interest. The day they left Indiana, they had the "Evening Gazette" forwarded to Loxley. The paper of the same date was delivered in Mrs. Smith's home a few minutes after they arrived and continued to arrive daily. FARM BUREAU OFFICES MOVED The office of the Agricultural Extension Association was moved yesterday to Rooms B and C at the Court House. County Agent Warner and Miss Bessie Owen may now bo located at this office. The new phone number will be announced in a day or two. The new rooms in the basement of the Court House are furnishing much needed office space and everyone who has inspected them are congratulating the County Commissioners for this valuable improvement. THOS. MALCOLM MAKES LETTER Thomas Malcolm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Malcolm, North Eighth street, has been awarded his football letter at Kiski where he i,s attending school. Tom was a former Indiana High School football star and he was awarded his letter for .his stellar gridiron work on the Kiski team this fall. OTTOREISELT LEADS CUEISTS NEW YORK, Jan. 7.—(INS)—Otto Rejselt of Philadelphia, with four straight victories, today was leading the world's ' three-cushion billiard championship, now in progress here. He* moved into the lead last nigfut by defeating Tiff Denton of Kansas City, 50 to 37, in forty-nine innings. Saleslady Wanted. Brody Bros, desire the services of an experienced saleslady for millinery, Must have had several years experience in both buying and selling, and ability to take full charge of this department. Apply at once. t-t Special—This week, one lot dresses—§6.95. The Dress Shop, Murphy Bldg., Second Floor. .114x NOTICE The Women's Missionary Society of the First U. P. Church will celebrate the Tenth Anniversary, of prohibition at the regular monthly meeting tomorrow at 2, P. M. At the church there will be music, songs and an address by Miss Agnes St. Clair. All members of the W. C. T. U. are especially invited to be present. * * * FIVE FLYERS NOW LOST * * IN FROZEN NORTH; RELIEF • PARTIES ARE ASSEMBLING * FAIRBANKS, Alaska, Jan. 7. * * (INS)—With fivo fliers now miss- * inp in the frozen arctic regions, a * * relief expedition of all available * * types of aircraft was being as- * * scmbled today to take up the * * hunt for Captain Pat Reid and * * his two mechanics, William * * Hughes and James Hutchinson. * Reid'and his two companions * * became lost Saturday when their * * cabin-plane ran into a severo * * snowstorm after leaving here for * * Nome, Alaska. * * Reid commanded the aerial ex- * * pedition searching for Lieut. Carl * * Ben Eielson, Arctic flier, and his * * mechanic, Earl Borland, who * * were last seen Nov. 9, flying be- * * tween North Cape, Siberia, and * * Teller, Alaska. The two w.ere * * carrying passengers and furs * * from the ice-bound schooner, * * Nanuk, which is marooned near * * North Cape. * A borrowed open cockpit plane * * manned by Pilots H. A. Oaks and * * Gifford Swartman today was ex- * * pected to fly over the Norton Bay * * Territory where Reid and his * * party disappeared. * BLONDE SLAYER STILL MISSING After Eleven Days of Intensive Search by State and Local Police. NEW CASTLE, Pa., Jan. 7—(INS)— Although eleven days have passed since Corporal Brady Paul, of the Pennsylvania State Highway patrol, was shot and killed near here, police today are still without definite clues as to the whereabouts of Mrs. Irene Schroeder and her two male companions who are wanted for the slaying. Reports from cities in the tri- state district continued to pour into police headquarters here and the State Police barracks at Butler, but none of the reports have resulted in the apprehension of. the blonde woman and her companions, Glenn Dague, and Thomas Crawford, her brother. Within the last twenty-four hours reports of the finding of a, num/ber of automobiles which we're believed to have 'been stolen and used for a time during the flight of the trip have come in' from Parkers-burg, "W. Va., Martins Ferry and Bellaire, 0., and several sections of Pittsburgh. (Continued on page two) CORONER'S JURY HOLDS SMITH In the Death of Tony Kush of Waterman- Dr. Leonard Freed. County Coroner Dr. Fred W. St Clair, conducted' two coroner's inquests in the grand jury room in tho Court House yesterday. The first case was the investigation of the death of Fred H. Williams, 60, of Parnassus, veteran traveling salesman, who died in the Indiana Hospital' Friday morning from injuries received when he was struck by an automobile driven by Dr. J. M. Leonard of Blairsville, on the Blairsville-Bairdstown bridge about six o'clock Thursday evening. From the evidence -presented the coroner's jury found the. accident was unavoidable and • absolved Doctor Leonard from 'all'blame. • In the case of Tony Kush, 32, of Waterman, who died in the Indiana Hospital Friday morning, after being fatally injured when struck by a car driven by Lester Smith of McIntyre, on the highway in Waterman, Wednesday afternoon,' the jury recommended that' 'Smith 1 be held for further investigation by the District Attorney. ' COUNTY TAX f LEVY FOR 1930 IS n-2 MILLS Indiana County Commissioners Explain the Increase in the Sinking Fund Levy from 2 to 3-\ Mills. POOR BOARD MEET IVz mills is the county tax levy for 1930. This comparse with 6 for 1929. This action was taken yesterday at the reorganization meeting of the Indiana County Commissioners. Chas. L. Bence was re-elected pres ident of the Board and J. I. Henderson secretary, with George Nesbit the third member. _In announcing the increase of 1% mills, the Commissioners had this to say. Last year the county tax was 4 mills for general fund and 2 for road fund. The road tax must take care of the interest on road bonds and provide a sinking fund for their redemption. Two months ago the commission* ers sold the last million dollars worth of road bonds, which was part oil the three million dollar bond is sue voted on and passed by the vofr* ers of Indiana county, some years ago. 'The. commissioners believed they were carrying out the wish oij the taxpayers by spending this an* thorized money on new improved highways, .for the benefit of all sections of the county. ' It takes about $64,000 a year td pay the interest and sinking fund requirements on a million dollars worth of Indiana county road bondsb It will take the increase of the 1%| mills to provide this sum. In 1925 the assessed valuation of Indiana county, real estate and occu4 pation was 62 million. One mill on this valuation makes $62,000 in taxes, if all were collectable. For 1930 the assessed valuation of real estate and occupation is 56 million. One mill on this only makes $56,000. If the, taxable valuation of Indiana county, goes down at the next tri-ennial as* sessment, the millage must of neces-' (Continued on page two) PROGRESSMADE ••<ON TARIFF mi; i Senate Actually Getting/' Down to Work on Pro- ' posed Amendments. BY WILLIAM K. HUTCHINSON i (INS Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.—The new tariff bill, drawn as a substitute for the 1022 act which poured $650,000,000 into the Federal Treasury last year, today blocked the legislative wheels of the Senate, with leaders 'of all factions hoping to pass it vpthln five weeks. Spurning frequent invitations to divert to more attractive debate < and • coldly ignoring the prohibition issue, the Senate actually buckled down to its task. If it can maintain the legislative speed scored on the first day after its return from a Christmas vacation, the Senate probably will pass the bill within a month. Few leaders- however have any such optomistlc hopes that other subjects will be barred from debate. Progress .was made on the bill yes(Continued on page two) Roa»t Pork Supper ./ The ladies of'the Catholic Church will serve a roast pork supper in the Church Hall Tuesday, January 28. I. Brody In New York I. Brody of Brodys, departed last night for New York City, where ha will make purchases of the advanced spring merchandise. Special—This week, one lot dresses—$6.95. The Dress Shffp, Murphy Bldg., Second Floor. Formal Revocation Is Hope For Edict Expelling Jews Issued By Ferdinand, Isabella In 1492 (Editor's Note: This is the second of two articles revealing the details of the plan to open the gates of Spain 1 for the Jews of Eastern Europe based on an exclusive interview with one of the leaders of the movement. BY DAVID P. SENTNER (INS Staff Correspondent) (Copyright, 1930, by INS) NEW YORK, Jan. 7,—Within the next few days, Premier Primo Da Rivera, of Spain, will discuss with his Cabinet the formal revocation of the ancient edict expelling the Jews. It was issued in 1492 by Ferdinand and Isabella. It is one of the paradoxes of history that the year which saw the dis- covery of the great land of opportunity across the seas should exile a race from the country ^vhere it had enjoyed one of its happiest cultural periods. ', ' "When the Je\ys are permitted to return to Spain it will mark one of the greatest romances of history, today said Dr. S. Margoshes, editor of the Jewish Day, and one of the leaders behind the movement for the migration to Spain of the Jews of East* ern Europe. "For when the Jews were expelled from Spain in the days of Christopher Columbus, they took the oath never to return to Spain again. The pO(J years before the expulsion waa the (Continued on page two)