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oona * * - * - - • " * With * Sure tnd bependabie Advef Using 1ft Aheona and Slait Cdtmty, tror. TheAftoont Graduation ol fSf All&nfor ESTABLISHED JUNE 13, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 27, 1930. THIRTY PHItA. MAN HEADS .LABOR flfoERATlON John A. Phillips of Quaker City Typographical Union Nominated Without Opposition Tor Highest Office. RESOLUTIONS PASSED AT FORENOON SESSION Peter Glick, Secretary of State Department-^ Labor and Industry, Scores Industrialists for Unemployment. John A. Phillips of Philadelphia was nominated without opposition' for the Office of president of the Pennsylvania State Federation of Labor, at that body's convention session in the Penn- Alto hotel this morning. His election will take place tomorrow. • Phillips is business agent of the Typographical union of Philadelphia and formerly served as vice president of the state federation. He also holds the office of state industrial commissioner. In becoming president of the state labor body, Phillips succeeds the late Congressman John J. Casey, who held the office at the time of his death. 1 The Phlludelphlan, Phillips, was a candidate in 1928 for the presidency of the state federation but at that time was defeated by the forces of delegates, which at the convention in this city this week^brought about his nom• ination without opposition. The United Mine Workers were his opponents in 1928 but swung their entire support to Phillips when nominations were . made at the convention here today. When Phillips' election transpires, it will have been the ilrst time "in the history of the federation that any candidate has been nominated and elected to tho highest office without any opposition. Ovation Given Him. . Phillips received a great ovation •when he responded to the call from delegates for a speech, following his nomination this morning. He spoke briefly in asking for the fullest cooperation of all units of the state federation in carrying on that body's activities .for the ensuing year and expressed his sincere appreciation of tho high honors tendered him in being chosen for the presidency. John Boylan of Scranton, president of District No. 1, United Mine Workers, made the motion which placed Phillips in nomination for the federation presidency. Boylan supported his motion with a glowing tribute to the candidate. Pat Fagan of Pittsburgh, president of District No. 5, United Mine Workers, seconded' the motion and augmented Boylan's remarks in praising Phillips. James ^k Kelly of Harrisburg, who has serveoT many years as secretary- treasurer of the state federation, also was nominated for reelection without opposition this morning. Charles Lahr of Plttston, James McElroy of Philadelphia and John Car- rahan of Plains, all of whom have served as auditors In tho past year, wore nominated without opposition this morning. John B. Gallagher of Wilkos-Barre was nominated as delegate to the national federation convention, to bo held In Boston next October. Henomlnuto Vice Presidents. Following caucuses among the various factions of delegates, seven vice presidents of the federation were nominated late this forenoon. Five of the vice presidents were renominated as follows: First vice president, John Kmetz, Nanticoke, Pa.; third vice, A. P. Bower, Reading; fourth vice, William L Cooney, Scranton; sixth vice, Lawrence J- K atz oi Harrisburg; seventh vice, Charles Emmcrt, Erie. Fred Lauterwasscr of Philadelphia defeated Vernon Fletcher, also of Philadelphia, for second vice president, while P. J. McGrath jot Pittsburgh won for llfth vice president over Thomas G. Robertson, also of Pittsburgh. Following lunch at noon today, the visiting delegates were escorted on a tour of the Altoona Works of the Pennsylvania railroad. Officials of the Blair County Central Labor Union headed the party and will visit the departments of the Altoona and Juniata * Reconvening again this evening at 7 o'clock,the federation is expected to announce its favorite candidates for the offices of governor and United Btates senator. Vice "I'ruslilcnt Presides. Thomas G. Robertson of Pittsburgh, fifth vice president of the state federation, presided over the sessions this forenoon. Frank J. Schmidhammer, named sergeant-at-arms for the convention, assumed that office this morn- Mr. Robertson paid a fine tribute to the accomplishments of Peter Glick, secretary of the state department of labor and industry, in presenting the latter to the convention for an address this morning. Mr. Glick, in opening his remarks, elated that his department gets most of its inspiration and support from the activities of the state Federation of Labor. "Your interests are our interests and we are endeavoring to manifest this in our every operation today," declared Click. "Union labor is being employed in the vast building operations that are underway for the state government in Harrisburg to- (Coptinued on Page 17> Index to Today's News Page 2—Happenings from the world's airways. Page 1—Anthracite men want rates cut. Page 5—In the business world of today. Page 6—Continued story, "The Ragged Princess." Page 7—This and that. Page 8—Editorials, Timely Topics, The Saunterer, etc. Page il—Crossword puzisle. Page 12—South American cruise described. Errorgrams. Page 18—Society, church and frater- n?.l news. Page 21—Business, market and financial news. Pages 22 and 23 Correspondence. Pages 26 and 27—Sports. Pages 28 and 29—Classified section. Page 28—"Out Our Way" by Wil- CONDITION IS SBRlOUS. , Motorcycllit Injared Lait Thursday t« Admitted to Hospital. Wilford Black, aged 19, of N«wfy, wag admitted to the Mercy hospital at 6.56 o'clock last evening in a father serious? condition aa a result tof injuries suffered last Thursday afternoon in A collision of a motorcycle, on /which Black and Edmund Beegle, also of Newry, were riding, with an automobile. According to an X-fay examination made at the hospital this morning, the young man suffered fractures of one or more ribs and a broken'end of one of the ribs has punctured hia right lung. According to the, X-ray negative, the lung is now partly filled with blood. The young man was given medical treatment following the accident but the extent of his injuries was not realized. Going to his home his condition continually grew nfore serious until the family physician ordered his removal to the Mercy hospital yesterday afternoon, Beegle, the other rider of the motorcycle, Was admitted to the Altoona hospital following the accident and is being treated • for numerous lacerations. ALUMNI WILL PAY TRIBUTETO ROBB Grand Testimonial Reception • to Retiring High School Principal to Be Held There June 6. " Plans are now being perfected by the members of the alumni of the Altoona High school for a giand testimonial reception to Dr. George D. Robb, who with the end of the present term will retire from the principalship of the institution after a service of thirty-seven years. It will be held on the evening of June 6 in the Senior High school auditorlu'nf Every one of the thirty-seven classes that have been graduated during the period of Dr. Robb's service will be represented and the members 6i the previous classes dating back to the first one in 1877 will also be welcom'ed to the reception. The affair will assume the form of a reminiscing party and a gala time is assured for all. Guests will include city and county officials as well as husbands and wives of the graduates. Attorney David Perry, president of the Alumni association, will preside and the committee in charge' includes the officers of the association. Arthur Hughes is chairman of the committee on arrangements. The program has not been completed, but it will include vocal selections by Mrs. Mary Hare Bott and Walter McEldowney, both members of the Alumni association; selections by the High School orchestra and quartet. There are approximately 4,000 who have been graduated during the period Dr. Robb ha.8 been principal since 1894. THey may be found in all pnrts of the world. There Is 'one in Australia and one at Singapore on the Chinese coast. A majority of them live In Altoona or they are near enough to ( the city that they can come for the testimonial to Dr. Robb, so that it may be expected that there will be the largest party of the kind that has ever been held in Altoona. > Dr. Robb has been apprised of the plans for the evening, so it will not be in- the nature of a surprise. There will be speech making In which members of the alumni will take a part and it Is proposed to have the event on the whole as Informal as it is possible to make it. » COURT QUASHES APPEAL FROM LABOR FEDERATION HARRISBURG, May 27.—A taxpayer cannot enjoin a department of tho state government unless the action of the department affects the taxpayer's taxes, the state supreme court held today In quashing the appeal of James E. Kelly, secretary of the State Federation of Labor, in the suit instituted by Kelly to define the regulations governing appointment of state mine inspectors. Kelly, acting for the State Federation of Labor, sought to restrain the State Department of Public Instruction from appointing state mine inspectors as a result of examinations held by the department in 1929. 1<'J,U1S CATCHES FlttK. At noon today, the Hue on the home of P. J. Kraus, 2914 Walnut avenue, caught lire. A passerby figured it seriously and pulled a box to which companies 1 and 5 and truck B responded. Firemen from No. 5 station used three gallons of chemicals. PRESENTS FINAL 'DRAFT OF TARIFF By PAUL It. MAM.ON Stan* Correspondent WASHINGTON, D. C., May 27.— Chairman Smoot, veteran tariff maker, brought /the iinal revised and reformed draft of his Smoot-Hawley tariff bill before the senate today with the advice, "take it or leave it." Under parliamentary restrictions the senate must accept or reject the bill as a whole without even minor change. Smoot was prepared, in his opening statement explaining the draft, to advise that the senate accept it as "a splendid measure" which, in his opinion, meets the restricted revision requirements laid down by President Hoover. The impending conflict assumed the aspects' of a great political struggle measuring up to the historic tariff conflicts of the past, notably that over the Payne-Aldrlch bill which is generally accepted by historians as having upset the course of national politics in its effect on the administration of William Howard Taft. Against Smoot, and planning to speak after he concludes his opening speech, were the Democratic and Independent Republican forces, admittedly in the minority now. They plan to "go to the country" on the tariff issue in the coming November congressional elections They arc tighting particularly against the increases on sugar, lumber, cement, and against elimination of the debenture system of farm relief. On the other hand, the Republicans plan to defend the tariff in the coming campaign as a splendid accomplishment to which they have devoted sixteen months of work. KEEPING RAGE FIT THEME MJKCTni Mental Specialists, ' tn Addresses at Lions Club'Ses- sion, Outline Methods of Battling Insanity. J ' • STERILIZATION PLAN EXPLAINED BY SPEAKER Feeble-minded Will Increase and Lower National Standards Unless Drastic Measures Are Adopted. Upwards of 250 representative citir zens of Altoona atrd the county at large, at a meeting held last evening at the Penn-Alto hotel, were given an Insight on the best methods of improving the standards of care and treatment of the mentally iff .and the gradual elimination through sterilization of the mentally defective. , Several of the most eminent experts along these lines in the-country were included among the^speakers at the meeting which was sponsored by the Altoona Lions club. The speakers were Dr. J. S. DeJarnettp, superintendent of the Western State hospital, Staunton, Va.; Dr. Harvey Watkins, super' intendent ofv-the Polk institute for feeble-minded at Polk, Pa.; Dr. J. Allen Jackson, superintendent of the Danville State hospital; Dr. J. S. Hammers, superintendent of the Pittsburgh City home and hospital, and Dr. H. J Sommer, superintendent of the Blair County hospital. Dr. DeJarnette was the chief speaker of the evening and sterilization was the theme of his address. He was the sponsor of the bill which was passed by the Virginia legislature for the sterilization of the feeble-minded and mentally defective, which has stood the test of the highest courts in the land and which is now in effect in the state. Gives Startling Facts. Dr. DeJarnette spoke plainly and he gave the assemblage sonic startling facts in the course of his argument in favor of sterilizing the mentally weak. He said that the Pennsylvania legislature was the first to pass a bill to this end. This was in 1905 but it was vetoed by Governor Pennypacker and no such measure has since been enacted. He then explained what sterilization is and how the operation Is performed. Ho said that it is extremely simple and no ill results follow. In the male it does not even confine the patient to bed. • Pointing out the necessity for it in order 'to maintain the fitness of the race, ho said the sex call is the strongest call in our lives; that the feebleminded are over-eexed and thus they bring many' children into the world who a,re not properly reared and many of them become our criminals. Many (Continued on Page 20) SERVICE RENEWALS ABOUT COMPLETED Water Bureau Officials Will Be Ready to Flush Kittanning Point Reservoir In a Few Days. Water bureau officials have now about completed making the service renewals along Sixth avenue on the four extra blocks which it is planned by the : olty and state highway department officials to pave. The additional blocks are between Lloyd and Second streets and between Thirteenth and Fifteenth streets. They havo also lowered the water main in Fifth avenue, between Eleventh and Twelfth streets, Juniata. The old line had been laid under the curb. It was moved out and lowered. The avenue is to bo paved. Within the next three or four days water will be turned into the Kittanning Point reservoir for the purpose of flushing. Thereafter the reservoir will be filled but the water will not be used until it has stood for about ten days. This will give the sun and the air the opportunity of exerting their purifying influences and all solids In the water ample time for settling. When the reservoir is placed In service the waty will be chlorinated and it will be subjected to analytic tests every two hours, every possible precaution being taken to guarantee its purity. Health bureau officials will take part in these proceedings. An overflow sewer is now being installed In the swimming pool at Prospect hill. A basin about ten feet long is being constructed into which there may be drawn off soot or other deleterious accumulations on the surface of the water and this will then be drained by means of the sewer. It will be located on the southern end of the pool. The pool will be ready for service by Memorial day but the weather will have to be many degrees warmer than it is today if the opening is held then. MUUCUUY STILL LOW. The cold wave of the past week-end was continued yesterday afternoon und last night with the low temperature of the night recorded as 41 degrees and 68 degrees taken as the highest temperatures of yesterday afternoon. At 10 o'clock this morning the mercury stood at 53 degrees. NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS The Altoona Mirror will not be issued on Memorial day—Friday, May 30. Copy for display advertisements intended for publication in Thursday's issue must be in the office not later than 2.30 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon. Advertising copy for Saturday's issue must be In 'The Mirror office not later than 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. RULING HAS PROFOUND EFFECT ON WHOLI PROHIBITION ISSUE By UAV11) LAWBKNCE. (Copyright, 1930, by Altoona Mirror.) WASHINGTON, D. G., May 27.-NO decision of thV.supreme court, since the Volstead law was enacted has had such a profound effect on the whole prohibition problem as the ruling that the purchaser Is not equally guilty with the seller of intoxicating beverages. ^•The moral effect of the-decision will be far-reaching. The fact that an individual may encourage the commission of a crime and yet' not assume any legal responsibility for the act Itself, is generally regarded as something which the legal mirid can justify on technical grounds; but from a political viewpoint it is the worst blow that the prohibition movement has received. For it means that thousands Of people who have hitherto hesitated to encourage bootlegging, because of the belief, that they shared in the legal responsibility, have now had all doubt removed by the highest court in the land. The decision rally goes fartfier-^lf challenges congress to make the prohibition laws more effective if it so desires. With the problems of enforcement growing more complicated every day, the idea of enacting a law which will specifically permit the prosecution of individuals who buy liquor is not relished from an administrative point of view. . The wets are jubilant over the de- cision, for they think that it ultimately means nullification of the Volstead law by supreme court interpretation. They argue that if the highest court in the United States can rule that a bootlegger may sell his wares unlawfully and yet the recipient of the goods may escape all responsibility, It means that the word "possession" as used in* the Volstead act can also be made a dead- letter. The general assumption has been that the Volstead law prohibited possession in every sense of. the word. The supreme court decision says that the act of purchase is not illegal, but It does not pass upon the point as yet as to what would happen if the government prosecuted a man who had liquor in his possession that was not lawfully distributed. Although the department of justice has made no announcement, It is assumed that a test case based on the theory of possession, following proof of sale by a bootlegger, is the next step. Entirely apart from the legal aspects of the decision, the ruling of the supreme court will play a vital part in prohibition discussion and controversy henceforth. It comes at a time when the dry forces are fighting against a much more active wet group than at any time in the last ten years. There never has been a law which prohibited the consumption of liquor and now that the court rules that .purchase Is not Illegal, the whole question of en(Continued on Page 21) BUDGET OFFICER CRITICIZES PACT Rear Admiral McLean Objects to Provisions Giving Japan' Parity With United States in Submarines. (By United'Press.) , WASHINGTON, D. C., May 27.— Provisions of the London naval treaty giving Japan parity In submarines with the United States were criticized before the senate naval committee today by Rear Admiral Ridley McLean, budget officer of the navy. McLean said it was "even more important" to have a 4-3 ratio with Japan in submarines than other vessels, because tho undersea craft must operate from bases. In case of war with Japan, he said, the United States would be at a "great disadvantage" to Japan in submarines. under tho London treaty. "I have always xinderstood," McLean said, "that we limited our naval bases at the Washington conference in return for a 5-3 ratio with Japan." He pointed out that 'Japan has a base 300 miles from the Philippines while this country's-nearest adequate base is 6,000 miles away. McLean emphasized the importance of submarines, declaring they not only are defensive weapons, but powerful offensive weapons. He said it would have been to the ad- Vantage of 'this country to abolish submarines entirely. The agreement 'finally accepted, he said, Is all right as far as Great Britain is concerned because it reduced Britain's tonnage in submarines. "But I have a feeling of disappointment that we have conceded equality to Japan," he added. McLean said that by December, 1936, Japan will have 08,000 tons in submarine's, with many moro near completion. Too Many Conferences. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 27.— The United States navy will "have to go out of business by and by because wo have too many conferences," Rear A'dmiral S. A. Wylie, retired, declared before the senate foreign relations committee today in (Continued on Page 17) SUBURBAN DAY TO BE OBSERVED TOMORROW Suburban day will be observed li» this city tomorrow by the merchants affiliated with the Altoona Booster association, Store news today carries to the people of the outlying shopping district the story of exceptional values, arranged especially for this occasion. Last week's Suburban day was coupled with summer special showings and it worked out inar- velously for both merchant and customer. This week many of the same conditions exist and it is hoped that no person, in the city or out but in the local trade zone, will pass up tomorrow's opportunity to do shopping because of. tfio appealing values offered. Every line of trade Is represented by tho Boosters and no matter if it's clothing, shoes, provisions, house furnishings, hardware,, notions, a good meal or a theatre ticket for a good show, the Boosters are represented and all join in the invitation to Suburbanites to come to shop tomorrow and at the same time ask the people in the city proper to meet with them. WATERS MAY HEAD STATE COMMITTEE Auditor General Mentioned as Candidate for Republican Leadership — Fisher and Grundy Confer. (By United Press.) HARRISBURG, May 27.—Auditor General Charles A. Waters .was being mentioned around the capitol today as a possible candidate for chairman of the Republican state committee when that body reorganizes June 7. Waters is expected to arrive here this afternoon from his home in Philadelphia to confer with political leaders. Governor Fisher and Senator Joseph R. Grundy held a conference last night at the executive mansion following the dinner by the governor to the members of the supreme court. Prior to the dinner the governor conferred with State Treasurer Edward Martin, present state chairman, and it is said the governor would like to see Martin reelected. Senator Grundy, however, is expected to make a demand to name.the next state chairman. Immediately following the primary election the name of Samufel S. Lewis, deputy auditor general, was brought forward. Waters was manager of the Grundy senatorial campaign in the primary election and Lewis took a very active part in the campaign. As the support given the candidacy of former Governor Pinchot by the Grundy wing is conceded to have resulted in Pinchot's nomination, a coalition of the Grundy and Pinchot forces in support of a candidate for state chairman is expected. WOMAN IS PAINFULLY INJURED IN ACCIDENT Run down by an automobile while standing on the curb in front of her daughter's homo In Allegheny Furnace about 7.30 o'clock last evening, Mrs. Alwilda Bennett, aged 70, of 2802 Oak avenue, suffered fractures of the left leg and hip and Is now a patient at the Mercy hospital. The accident occurred, it is reported, when a young woman, being instructed in the operation of an. automobile by a man, apparently stepped on the accelerator of her car instead of the brake as she approached the automobile of Roy Ernest, standing on the opposite side of the street from Mrs. Bennett. In attempting to swerve the young woman's car from the Ernest machine the man is alleged to have caught the steering wheel and turned the machine to the opposite side of the street, running down Mrs. Bennett before the car could be brought to a stop. Mrs. Bennett was admitted to the hospital at 9 o'clock. An X-ray examination made this morning disclosed the fractures. In addition 'She suffered a number of body bruises and is suffering from the shock of the accident. - COLONKL MINK'K IIKKK. Colonel J. L. Minnick, formerly of the city but now of Philadelphia, was a visitor in the city yesterday. He is the engineer in charge of the electrical work in the Pennsylvania Railroad company's new station in Philadelphia. The work is progressing and the station will be opened to suburban traffic sometime in September. MAY ESTABLISH YOUTHS' IDENTITY Chief of Police J. N. Tillurd lias received several communications, either letters or telegrams, all coming, from Philadelphia, in which inquiry is made regarding the two young men who were killed on Friday night on the Pennsylvania railroad in the vicinity of Coburn, west uf the city, and whose Identity has not yet been established. One letter is from Miss Virlginia Walls who says that the description given of the young men would indicate that one of them might be her brother. William Walls, who left his home in Philadelphia some time ago and has not since been heard from. Another is from Mrs. John F. Small, who says that the description of one of them tallies with her brother, whose name she does not mention in her letter. A telegram from a Philadelphia newspaper stated that one of the youths might be Theodore Farrell. Miss Walla encloses photographs ol her brother and if he is one of the victims it may be possible to establish I his identity. Chief Tillard has turned the letters. telegram and photographs over to Coroner Chester C. Rothrock. SEEK IMPOUNDING, OF BALLOT BOXES (By United Wcsa.) WILKES-BARRE, May 27.—Fifty- tour petitions were to be presented today for the impounding: of ballot boxes in Luzerne county. The boxes from twenty-six districts were to be impounded, according to an order signed oy the court yesterday. Supporters of Francis Shunk Brown, defeated candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, are backing the move in ah effort to have votes cast for the successful candidate, Gif- tord Pinchot, declared invalid. . A blanket bond of $60,000 was tiled yesterday to cover expenses of a recount. If the approximately 25.UOU ballots which were perforated by order oi the county court are declared invali^, it will mean the nomination ot Brown instead of Pinchot! The three county judges issued an informal order to have the ballots perforated with the county's seal in order to prevent "stuffing" of the ballot boxes. POLICE FIRE UPON RiOTERSJN INDIA Twelve Are Wounded When Crowd of Mohammedans Stone Barracks — Three Dead In Might Fighting. FRESH OUTBREAKS OCCUR IN STRIKE AT RANGOON Casualties tn Raids on Salt Works and Sporadic Demonstrations Are 50 Dead and Hundreds Injured. By WEBB MILIEU, Staff Correspondent. (World Copyright, 1930, by United Press.) BOMBAY, May 27.—Twelve persons were wounded today *hen British police fired a volley of buckshot into a crowd of Mohammedans who were stoning the Sandhurst road barracks. Police^ resorted to the buckshot volley after four shots were fired into the air as a warning to the mob to retreat. The shots had no effect whatever on the Mohammedans. Mohammedan leaders arrived immediately 'after the shooting and attempted to pacify the mbb. Today's rioting in Bhendi. bazaar, in the central part of Bombay, was a renewal of serious attacks by Mo- hammedans on British native police which began last night. Three mem- bc^s of the mob were killed in last night's fighting, and thirty others/ injured, while at least a dozen police were injured. More Street Fighting. The rioting here today coincided with fresh outbreaks of series street lighting in Rangoon, Burma, where independence agitators were blamed in part for inciting dock wbrkers to strike. The total casualties in salt raid lighting, isolated demonstrations and the Rangoon and Bombay rioting were at least fifty dead and probably several Hundred injured. The dead included forty at Rangoon, six at Dacca, where a reign of terror existed over the week-end, three in Bombay and one British officer in the Peshawar district. The injured included sixty natives in Bombay and a dozen police; an undetermined number at Rangoon, where many were injured so seriously they were expected to die; and lesser numbers at other towns, including Karachi. Four platoons of East Lancashire troops, called early today, were reinforced during the forenoon and were concentrated in three police stations in the district and patrolling in motor trucks. Witness Outbreak. ' With Carleton Ketchum of the London Daily Express, I witnessed the renewed outbreak at 9.15 a. in. at the Sandhurst road police barracks. We were the only correspondents present and when we arrived an angry mob of Mohammedans in front of the bar- Continued on Page 17) METHODIST BOARD DENIESJOBBYING * Research Secretary Tells Senate Committee Organization Does Not Support Methodists for Office. ' (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, D. C., May 27.— Denial that the Methodist board of temperance, prohibition and public morals is the gigantic lobbying organization its critics have pictured it was made before the senate lobby committee today by Deets Pickett, research, secretary of the board. "It does not attempt to support Methodists for office," said Pickett. Pickett said the Justice department investigated charges the board has violated the corrupt practices act and gave the board a clean bill of health. The charge was brought to the attention of the department last summer by Representative Tinkham, Pickett said. "The department of justice went into the matter very thoroughly," he added. PicUett, appearing in answer to charges mude against the dry organization by Representative Tinkham, Republican, Massachusetts, a wet, asserted no contribution has ever been made for political or lobbying purposes. "The board of temperance, prohibition and public morals cannot receive and use in its entirety any contribution from the church or individual, except when such contribution has been specifically designated as to use," Pickett told the committee. "And such designation must be to an approved subject." The money of the board is raised by a levy of 1 2-3 cents on each dollar donated to the various affiliated (Continued on Page 17) SEEKS RECORD CHILD FRACTURES SKULL IN FALLING DOWN STEPS Falling down a flight ot cellai steps while playing tn a neighbor's house yesterday afternoon, Mary Elizabeth Brady, aged 5, daughter oi Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Brady of 2820 Oak avenue, suffered a fracture of the skull. The child is a patient at the Mercy hospital where she was admitted at 6.10 o'clock last evening. An X-ray examination made this morning disclosed a long linear fracture at the back of the skull. Her condition is regarded as fairly good. The child is conscious. lOKEt AST. WASHINGTON. D. C., May 27.— Western Pennsylvania — Increasing cloudiness and warmer tonight, probably followed by showers. Slightly warmer Wednesday. Eastern Pennsylvania—Fair and not quite so cool tonight; Wednesday increasing cloudiness and somewhat warmer possibly followed by showers in extreme west portion; diminishing northwest winds becoming gentle variable Wednesday. ROSCOE TUBNEB FLIEB IS TRYING TO BREAUECORD Lieutenant Colonel Roscoe Turner Hops Off In Attempt to Establish New Transcontinental Mark. (By United Press.) ROOSEVELT FIELD, L. I., May 27.—Lieutenant Colonel Roscoe Turner hopped off at 5.03 (E. D. T.) a. m. today in a Lockheed Air Express cabin monoplane in an attempt to break the east-west transcontinental speed record. -^ His pet lion cub, "Gilmore," accompanied him. The present east-west speed record is held by Captain Frank M. Hawks, whd on June 27 piloted his Lockheed- Vega monoplane from Roosevelt field to, Los Angeles in 19 hours,' 10 minutes and 32 seconds, without a stop. The transcontinental speed record is held by Colonel and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh, who flew from Los Angeles to Roosevelt field April 20 in 14 hours, 23 minutes and 27 seconds, stopping at Wichita to refuel. Although Turner made a west-east flight recently in slightly less than fifteen hours, he said he expected to take more than that time for the return trip because prevailing winds would be against him. "I will refuel at Wichita again," he said. "The weather at present looks fairly good. After returning to the coast I expect to make another eastward flight. I don't know whether it will be one stop or non-stop.". Turner said the purpose of the flight was to test the possibility of coast-to- coast service and added that there would be further flights to investigate its practicability under , varying weather conditions. An eighteen-hour coast-to-coast service carrying mail and valuable express cargoes was planned, Turner said. Eventually passengers would be carried, lie said. The flier arrived at the field soon after 4 p. m. to inspect his plane, which had been fueled with 450 gallons of gasoline and 25 gallons of oil. A barograph had been installed by Walter D. Ward, national aeronautical official. The plane has a cruising speed of 185 miles an hour and a top speed of 220 miles an hour.. Turner said the flight would be made at an altitude of from 6,000 to 12,000 feet and that he hoped to reach Wichita in approximately eight hours. 4 No provisions "were taken aboard the plane, although "Gilmore" enjoyed a good meal before he was chained to the cabin with a small parachute strapped to his back. ENFORCEMENT TRANSFER BILL SIGNED BY HOOVER Hfgh fchttrf **M*tf* ' WASHINGTON, D. C., May 27.—The first of the reform measures recommended by the Wickersham law enforcement commission became a law today when President Hoover signed the Williamson bill transferring prohibition enforcement from the treas ury to the justice department. The transfer becomes effective July 1 when Attorney General Mitchell will take over the burden of enforcement, which has been in the hands of Secretary of Treasury Mellon since 1921. TWO FIUE ALARMS. There were two fire alarms-recorded at the bureau of fire yesterday. A call from the home of E. L. McArthurs 1315 Third avenue, took.No. 5 firemen there at 6.36 o'clock last evening. The flue was on fire; three gallons of chemical were used. Firemen of No. 5 company made a false run to Third avenue and Twenty-sixth street at 10.22 'o'clock yesterday warning. TEN ARE DEAD IN COLISEUM BLAZE (By United Press.) OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Slay 27— Flumes swept the stockyards coliseum today, taking a toll of human life and leaving the auditorium in ruins where Alfred E. Smith two year* ago sounded his famous keynote for religious tolerance. Preliminary hospital reports said the Are and crushiug wall killed ten persons and injured twelve. The walls of the auditorium crashed soon after the tire was discovered. Most of the deaths and injuries resulted when crowds pressed, forward to see the spectacle and were caught by the falling walls. Firemen fought to check the flames in the auditorium and keep them from spreading to nearby packing houses, and at the same time were hard put to keep the crowds back. Several persons lighting to salvage parts from automobiles in thtj annex were trapped by the collapuu of at wall. The auditorium is in the center ol the packing house district, knowu as Pa.ckMigto-.vii. The liamca leapiug trom the Coliseum threatened lu sprea.il uud endanger the surrouuding plants. The blaze started in a comer oi the building near the opening of a large au.wd.uji covered AIMING TO IAI BUYER «MBM* effort to Amend Witt Result from Handed Down bf preme Court. CONGRESSIONAL ARE DIVIDED OH Some Think It Would Act Harder to Bnffl May Try to Revoke standing Alcohol By NATHAN : Staff Correspondent* WASHINGTON, D. C., May ».—1 forts to put a new law on the statttt* books making the liquor-buyer » crittt* ' inal and to revoke, by court action, ft number of outstanding industrial Alcohol permits appeared today ttt tfafe first fruits of the outstanding decfsioli* handed down by hte United SUtfMt «u* - preme court. *' t These decisions, emanating yesterday from the nation's highest judicialbody, definitely established two facU: ?/| First—The buyer of liquor to guilty of a criminal offense under national prohibition act. Second—Indeterminate industrial cohol permits, issued by the department prior to 1927, cannot fee UtA voked without court action. • To Write In "Pnrcha**.** The first decision led. to an tenBe-_ diate statement by Senator Sheppara*" Democrat, Texas, author of the eigh^ teenth amendment, that cungre**' ~< should 'write the word "purch*«e?t^, alongside the words, "manufacture^ sell, transport," in the Volstead fetww Congressional drys were, divided on this issue. Many prohibition leader*. in both the house and senate said they felt this broadening of the Volstead aCC >'£ would make it Harder to enforte. Tftejr " feared it might result in the complete breakdown of all enforcement. >/," Among those doubting the wisdom ot the move were Senators Jones, Republican, Washington, author of the:j, famous "five and ten" law, and Fes»» •• Republican, Ohio. The same sentiments were enter«./ tained by wets, who contended nothing- could help their cause more than aa attempt to prosecute the purchaser- 1 :, of liquor. One ol them. Senator |; Walsh, Democrat, Massachusetts, ami&f a "It will be interesting now to seer,-"* if the sincere prohibitionists will taft* ' ,1 the step they ought to take if tbey tj believe the use ot Intoxicating liquoro is harmful and dangerous,' namely, amend the present law to make purchase unlawful." . -*" , Will Seek Contldentiea. , *J ( Undeterred by the division amoifcilili drys, Sheppard said he would seek im-~ mediate consideration of his "buy<r r : guilty" bill, which has been pending^; ; before the senate ' judiciary commit- tee'for some months, without action, •:In the light of the supreme court, *| opinion, Chairman Steiwer of the cornet ' mittee said be would try to ass«mbl*£'' his colleagues this week to hear Shej»-~ ;-. pard's argument for the bill and thoaeu./J of any others who might wish to-1 pear. He added, however, it would 1 difficult to consider the measure i this session. At the treasury department, dry enforcement agency, the decision that the Volstead act doec no£,;affect the liquor buyer was seen «•."' ' having little or no effect on enforce > ment. The government, it was sa: has never acted on the belief t buyer was guilty. However, proceedings to revoke- number of indeterminate permit* sued to manufacturers using induat alcohol are soon to be instituted >. the treasury as a result of the court'i second decision. / Hn» Revoked Smut. . 4| Since 1927 the treasury has re' —whenever they expired—permit* manufacturers whom it suapectetf violating the law by diverting their cohol into bootleg channels. Jt now be Impossible to do this. The permits obtained since laST* to be issued hereafter, however. wfl| h* on an annual renewal basis, and m*y "1" be revoked by the treasury without that necessity of legal action. J On first reading of the deciataoL Prohibition Commissioner Doraa n*l&. he did not' believe it would seriouajj^ affect administration of the permiiwiv* system, as it applied only to th* olft permits issued prior to 1927. "We have evidence against soco* «f • the firms who contested our right* to '• revoke their permits showing tfctjf"" 1 ~1 violated the law," Doran added. "After ,""• consulting the administrator* in tlMk <J districts concerned. I shall start Ifntj' * action to revoke these permits. *' "All new permits will be renewed an» nually so long as we see no av of law violation." Verdict Wa* Expeeted. BOSTON, May 27.,- The _ States supreme court decision of terday, that buying beverage limwr was lawtut, was just the verdict O»»t Motorman James E. Farrar expeqt«t}> It was the arreat of Farrar, charg«4 with purchasing two pints of b " whiskey, which served aa the for the case that was carr' d to nation's highest tribunal. In an interview last March, the 3ft> year-old motorman declared he did not expect to go to jail; that he did not even expect to stand trial. "I'm pleased, of course, but not %t all surprised," he said when ha leftin^ ed of the court's decision. "It CM% without saying that I didn't caoMgife. a. crime by purchasing liquor, i $e]& sure all along that the prohibition I» wasn't meant to be delivered ^gtlBll purchasers." CONGRESS TODAY. (By Unittd PrtM.) report o* t iff bill. Foreign relations and naval ajfq committees continue hearings Ott Id dou naval treaty. Lobby committee continues invfj gatioa. UOIUM. Takes up bill for OiapoatUaB, Muscle ahou.13. Naval affairs committee on Pacific

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