Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on May 2, 1930 · Page 21
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.; ^ \ ICE PUBLISH !W'JOCUMENTS Sfldwitial Propaganda Al- t l«fedly from Moscow Seeks to Incite Class War- In United States. « By HBNRY F. MISSEtWITZ, # Staff C«rr*«pnn<lpftt. SSTBW YORK, May 2.— Confidential lOtuments, allPgedly from Moscow and lurportftd to bare the honeycombing •tffetegy Of communist propaganda in lamenting strikes and riots and in- <(BtlnB bitter class \vnrfare throughout 1M United States, wore disclosed to- Jla^ by the New York police depart- SiMit. 5£hotostatlc copies of letters from Bit Third International to apents in America, instructing the communists 46 <spre*4 discontent among the -n-orlt- and among? the military and naval of the United States, were . •Sflent secretly, some of them in code, •*!b«y outlined schemes through which , Was hoped the "economic crisis" aild be used to cause laborers to alte and possibly revolt. The mes- fcgss came from Moscow through the DVlet embassies in Berlin to Paris, _; Teas asserted— always sent by official courier and delivered to a known com- iiiunlst in New York. •« Several of the letters were to G. «rafpen of the Amtorg Trading corporation, a soviet commercial enterprise. ^Charges recently against the Amtorg Corporation, alleging it was a fount & red agitation had bren discounted ae false and without evidence to sup- ptort them. .(A memorandum addressed to Graf- lien by the Comintern, or Third International, dated Jan. 3. 1930, gave instructions that he proceed to the United States again, with the Amtorg cor- por'ation. But the "mandate," as the document was called, had this paragraph included: 1 "In connection with the last mftd outbreak of the traitors, your headquarters will be temporarily in Seattle, where you will be sent by Amtorg •ta s manager of their branch, where you must move all current files. The archives from illegal work must be stent to Moscow by freight boat.'' And: ^-Between the 15th and 26th of March, you will have to call in Seat- He a reunion of all our general representatives which must receive instructions, litrature for organization of the May 1 outbreaks." jeGrafpen was instructed in the same "•mandate," to "use all efforts to fln- jfh the work at Seattle within six Months. When the organization work of a solid base with connections, apart- Iftents and printing shops is furnished, return to New York." "Aid and advice to the American communist party were given in another qi the photostatic copies of the red (Jbcuments. One dated March 16, 1929, to "Comrade Saul," said that the money "must be expended by the American committee of the K. P. (Com- rirunist party), in branches most af- ftcted by the crisis— i. e., textile, mln- iBg, fur and other industries." ^.Instructions to spread red propa- gtnda in the United States army and n»vy were sent an agent in New York UBder Moscow date of Jan. 7, 1930, marked "Code, Menbog." The letter, sint via diplomatic mail to Riga and special messenger to New York, said, iaf part : '^'Enclosed is an article published by ii4 in Pravda. It must serve as u. ba- work in the U. S. A. We sTfiistructing- you to make from it a jjjoclamation (leaflets) for distribution ^ bong the working masses of all races ajid nationalities, and also in the army a*d navy." The letter was signed VJ-oedor," jfThe article in the newspaper Pravda w*s a public attack on capitalism and Ufa alleged "economic crisis" in the united States. INFORMATION BIG NEED OF BUSINESS (Continued from Page 1.) Mr. Hoover reflects that he is not yet convinced that the rediscount rate can be used as a weapon to stop speculation. "The alternative," he said, "of lifting commercial rates still hjgher in order to check speculation by checking business is also debatable. The whole bearing of interest rates upon speculation and stable production requires exhaustive consideration in view of these new experiences." Mr. Hoover pointed especially to the weakness in the credit situation which deprived the home builder off first and second mortgage money. This has not been cured as yet and, according to the president, the ownership of homes and the Improvement Of residential conditions is "the first anchor in social stability and social progress." For several years there have been studies made as to how the real estate market could be better organized in order that construction of homes might follow a stabilized program from year to year. Although interest rates 'have come down for general •commercial uses the possibility that the stock market or some other speculative channel will offer large rewards has kept millions of dollars from being loaned for construction. The general lowering of interest rates has had some effect already in causing capital to flow to the first mortgage market, but the uncertainty as to future mpney rates has, on the other hand, produced an abnormal amount of hesitancy. Stability in Interest rates therefore as emphasized by the president is the key to future prosperity and partlculaly is it vitally related to the upswing in business. The president appealed to the business of the country to consider seriously steps that may well be called economic introspection as part of a carefully thought-out philosophy that Herbert Hoover has always held, namely that when government and business really sit down to cooperate and exchange information the eco-: nomic progress of the country can be forwarded. WATCH THE VOWELS. CARDIFF, Wales, May 2.—"Say •prune' darling" may become part of the Welsh lover's ritual following the advice of the famous Welsh National Eisteddfod conductor, Dr. Cairwyn, that reciters watch their vowels,-:. as illustrated by the case of the boy who told his sweetheart to say "prune" and when she shaped her lips for the vowel, kissed her. 1RENOH WOMAN LOWERS ELINOR SMITH'S RECORD FOR GOVERNOR BOURGET, France, May 2. — [He. Lena Bernstein, well-known neb. aviatrix, broke the women's •durance record today and continued In the air after approximately thirty hours of flight. ''She dropped a message informing •airport authorities that she intended to remain aloft until 8 p. m. f/The record of Miss Elinor Smith of Hew York, set at Roosevelt field on Jfpiil 21, 1929, was 26 hours, 21 minutes aj»d 32 seconds. Mile. Maryse Bastie, a?tFrench flier, remained aloft 26 hours, a "minutes in July last year, but did not' exceed Miss Smith's mark by the required margin of one hour. HOSPITAL DISPENSARY * TREATS MANY PATIENTS 'The report of the Altoona hospital dispensary for April shows a total of I,i5j cases handled together with forty- tyo X-ray examinations made. Of the tfttal number of cases treated, 867 were patients previously on record, while 2M new ones were added during the month. ^Classified, the patients were as fol- I»WB: Old cases—Pennsy, 91; (surgical male, 477; surgical female, 299; total, 8JT; new cases--Pennsy, 5; surgical niale, 170; surgical female, 108; medi- C$1 .male, 1; total, 284. r] !The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil war will hold a meeting tomorrow evening at 7.30 o'clock in tie post rooms at 911 Chestnut avenue. The session will be featured by the election of delegates for the contention and every member is urged to attend. The llrst womitn to announce her candidacy for governor of Ohio is Anna H. Storck, above, of Elyrlu. She Is a member of the Socialist Labor party. OUT FOR CONGRESS Mrs. Hobert Quincy Lee, above, of Cincci, TexuH, widow of tlm lute cungrexNinan from the seventeenth TttXUM district, li> a candidate tn succeed him. She is opposed by former CoiiKressmuii Thomas 1>. Rlaiiton, of Abilene. Cage and Stand Outfits, $3.98 Very attractive Cagi; and Stand Outfits, finished in red, giwn or blue. Unusual values at this price. Many other Cage and Stand Outfits to $L(>. Separate Cage, $1.89 SAVINGS ON Guaranteed Canaries and Gold Fish GABLE'S AVENUE iJUiLUJK.G - liASEMKNT Side Glances- by George Clark INTERESTING HEWS OF WESTERN PEW. "Aren't you p'utting anything aside for a rainy day?" "Only my work at the office. MAJOR SCHOFIELD RESUM« JOB Director of Public Safety Recuperating From Most Hectic Day In Guarding Peace of Philadelphia'. (By United Press.) PHILADELPHIA, May 2.—Major Lemuel B. Schofleld, Philadelphia's director of public safety, today was recuperating from the most hectic day of his life as guardian of the city's peace and welfare. Within the past twenty-four hours the director has led his bluecoats against the embattled students of Pennsylvania university—2,000 of them —who were engaged in the annual "rowbottom" frolic which opens -Ivy week at the institution. He was threatened with body violence; arrested on charges of obstructing justice and resisting arrest, haled before his arch foe, Magistrate John J. O'Malley, held on $6,000 bail for court and tried unsuccessfully to get into Moyamen- "sing prison. The director's failure to get into jail was the result of his own forethought, however, for bjs brought along Patrick H. McKewen, chief of county detectives, who was armed with a writ of habeas corpus. Prison officials politely declined to accept their most distinguished applicant .under, the" circum* stances. " •.'••• • To add to his other discomfitures, Schofleld saw himself hanged in effigy by the irate Penn students at Thirty^ seventh and Locust streets yesterday afternoon. He heard tongues that should, perhaps, be more concerned with Latin conjugations, saying highly uncomplimentary things about him personally and even naughtier things about his police force. But he had re- .covered his good humor today. The major took pleasure, however, from the warm commendation of his conduct expressed by Judge Howard A. Davis, before whom the writ of habeas corpus was heard. FEELING AGAINST KING OF SPAIN VERY STRONG MADRID, May 2.—Addressing a private gathering of friends in Seville today, King Alfonso said that Spain Is now going through difficult times but he feels confident the country eventually will find a sure way to peace and prosperity. Alluding to the dictatorship of the late Primo De Rivera, he compared Spain to the man who has taken the wrong road and then endeavors to correct his mistake. However, the great demonstration here last night that marked the return of Professor Unamuno, who was banned to France by the late dictator and recently come back to spain, shows that public feeling against the monarch remains strong. Soldiers repeatedly charged the crowd near the northern railroad with drawn sabres when subversive cries were heard. They wounded fifty and arrested several, including a girl student. This proves the situation is still difficult. Unamuno comes to deliver a lecture at the Ateneo club this afternoon, but it is still undecided whether he will be permitted to speak. (Copyright, 1930, by New York Sun.) (6y United Press.') ROCHESTER, May 2.—Six Rochester high senior students helped observe National Boy's week, sponsored here by the Rochester Rotary club, yesterday, by filling borough offices. Several traffic arrests were made and the youthful solons handed down the usual fines. FRANKLIN, May 2.—Falling to appear In Judge Parker's court yesterday following his arrest two weeks ago when 175 quarts of whiskey and other liquors were seized in his cab, Jock K. Turner of West Homestead, forfeited $1,000 bail. Turner was en route fr<5m Buffalo to Pittsburgh when state motor police stopped his car for brake examination. WAYNESBURG, May 2.—Announcement has been made of the resignation of the Rev. F. C. Vlele, for the last twelve years pastor of the Waynesburg Methodist Protestant, church from that 'charge. Rev. Vlele was one of the best known ministers in Greene county, and was interested In many community activities. WAYNESBURG,. May 2.—A case of measles marred another perfect health record for Waynesburg during the last month, according to a report of Health Chief J. R. Davis. Last summer, the borough did not have a contagious disease case for three consecutive months. AMBRIDGE, May 2.—Firemen are taking it easy in Ambridge. They have not received a fire alarm for forty-four days, the last fire in the borough occurring March 16. Since then one alarm has been answered, but it was for a fire outside of'the community. MIDLAND, May 2.—The man whose skeleton and recomposed body, was found in a cave near Industry several days ago has been Identified as that of Pete SinlcropI of Midland, police said yesterday. Sinicropi disappeared from his home, Jan. 17, 1929, police report. JOHNSTOWN, May 2.—Theodore Brant, aged 2, fell forty feet from an attic window at his parent's home here yesterday, suffering a broken shoulder and slight injuries to the head. The child escaped more serious injuries by landing on soft earth. VANDERGRIFT, May . 2.— A committee to represent the chamber of commerce in its efforts to secure an airport for the Kiskl valley has been named by Howard F. Rowley, president. W. A. McGeary, T. J. Rowley and H.- W. Phillips, compose the body. BANQUET ENJOYED BY SUNDAY SCHOOL Members of the Simpson Methodist Sunday school class taught by Mrs, S. A. Hite for twenty-five years enjoyed an anniversary banquet served last evening at 6.45 o'clock in the festal hall of the church. The class president, Mrs. A. G. Slack, presided at the meeting and members of the class were accompanied by their husbands and other guests, making quite a large gathering. Following the dinner, the class history-was read by Mrs. William Powell, showing that of eighty-live members, only two had died. J. B. Bigelow and Rev. Bert A. Salter, Ph. D., pastor, "Sr/^f ."C*< 'H '*- -ETHEC^ FINANCIAL BR i '• '•• .1. ;: ' , (By untied NEW TfOftK, May S.-i-Llbby Glass company, will exchange shares of Its common stock tot . of the Edward Ford Plate O1M» com- The Value of tReae .B&ares wetl Lake Brie Coal dumping* f6r lh* season to April 37 totaled 1,418,468 torts, against 2,444 ; 472 tons In 1829 And 814,392 tona In 1928. { V Otis S,teel cortpany,,h»» pu( all of its eight open hearth .furnaces'' At th* Riverside plant tn operation. Presenl plans call for full operation of this d«*. partment for several weeks. Inflpwve* demand from automobile producer* it reported 1 . . . '• Heavy melting steel scrap At ^.n- oago la quoted at $12.75 at $13 & ton* 6ft ,25 centa a ton. ' - .5 Federal reserve syStehi ratio Is 82.1 per cent, against 81.8 per cent ft w«ek ago and 73.3 per cent a yaar agd ( N«T* York federal reserve bank ratio Is 84.J per cent, against 82.0 per cent A -week ago and 79.2 per cent a year ago. > OPPOSITION TO LONDON j TREATY GROWS IN JAPAK . TOKYO, May 2 — besplte hla catef gorical denials, many authorities to* day were predicting the resignation of Admiral Kanja Kato, navir chief of staff, in protest to the acceptance of the London naval treaty. ' It was .pointed out that Admlr Kato continues his opposition '. to thj pact, whereas Admiral Takarabe, superior, approved it at London thereby created a strained situation within the Japanese navy. Th* sitU8>, tion is complicated by the navy group'! contention that the government over* stepped -the constitution by Its fallur* to consult them before approving th* London treaty. The opposition in preparing to ques? t tion Admiral Takarabe In the diet when he arrives on May 15. ] • (Copyright, 1930, by New York Sun.) . P1.AW STA*B MEET. HARRISBURG May 2.— The an-i nual meeting of the Pennsylvania Public Health association will be held in Washington, Pa., June 4 and 6. A number of the members of, the central office staff of the Pennsylvania. s,tat« health department will be on th* program. Arrangements are being mad* at this.' time to complete the detail* for the session. Dr. Edgar S. 'Bver- hart, chief of the section of venereal diseases, state health department, if now secretary and treasurer,, replacing Dr. William C. Miller, of the de* partment, who died recently. Dr. J. Treichler Butz, city health physician for Allentown and county medical director for Lehigh county, is president of the association. More than 3QO phy* slclans, health officials and others interested in preventive measures ar* expected to attend. ; spoke In greeting. Miss Catherine Davies presented Mrs. Hlte, in behalf of the class with a silk bedsprealc and pillow, and Mrs. Hite responded. In the auditorium there was a program of music. Miss Jeannette Stern gave organ selections. There were vocal solos by.Ernest B. Pheasant, Miss Naomi Hunt, Miss Elizabeth Gaum Moffitt, Mrs. Martha Gerhart accompanist. Robert Hite and Mrs. Guy 3. Harold gave readings; Edgar Sweet a piano-accordion selection, Leonard Hite, Robert Hite and Mrs, Harold Hite a banjo, trumpet and piano trio; Miss Stern and S. K. Baird an organ and violin duet.' "Auld Lang Syne" was the concluding-number. . I ^ii^^ii^s [61 SSIIgSSIIgS ASOLINE*..;. SPECIAL PRICES These Prices Are for 'a Limited Time Only Commencing Today to Introduce Our High Grade Products In This Section Save 3c Per Gallon ROTARY GASOLINE Check for Mileage and Motor Performance on America's Finest Gasoline. 14c gal. afe HARDEN <%, Rotarline High Compression (ANTI-KNOCK.) ISC gal. 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