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• ' Legal Blanks of All Kinds Can B« ; Purchased at the Altootia Mirror Eltoona SRirror. cm the Mirrof* CtMttffed SECOND PART ALTOONA, PA., TUESDAY EVENMd, MAY 27, 1930. DIPLOMAS CERTAIN FOR 56HTUDENTS , s City School Board Approves List of Seniors 'Who, Have Fulfilled All Requirements of Graduation. . NUMBER MAY INCREASE TO 611 DURING WEEK Nurses, Dental Hygienista and Vocational teachers Re-i elected—Summer Sessions Are Planned. A Hat of 567 students was approved for graduation by the city school board last evening with the possibility that the number may be Increased to 611 ' through "reexaminatlon In failed sub- t Jocts and the completion of work I within the the next few days. l'~,.The list of graduates was presented '"'"t>y Superintendent Laramy, who explained that sixteen senior students have the required number of credits for graduation and will be, permitted to take part In the exercises but must complete failed subjects before receiving their diplomas. A second group of twenty-one students will have the required credits If they pass reexaminatlon in one or two subjects while a third group is of students who have been taking junior year subjects in- which, examinations are just now being conducted. Largest Class In. School. Even though no additional students •would' qualify themselves for graduation the class of 667 students would be the largest in the history of the school by approximately 100 members. The record is exceptionally good, according to Superintendent Laramy. Arrangements were also made for conducting the High and grade school : summer sessions of six weeks this year, Superintendent Laramy being in• structed to. arrange for the schools. Joseph N. Haddocks, assistant principal of the Senior High school, was .named director of the High school summer session, while Harry C. Smith, supervisor of the upper grades, will probably again direct the grade summer sessions. A survey will'be conducted in the former Juniata district arid if sufficient children desiring to attend are found, a grade summer school will also be established there. The summer sessions wore recommended by Superintendent Laramy as an economic feature, the expense of having students repeat an entire year's work in the regular school being eliminated in almost all cases. • ' Reelect Nurses-IIyglcnlsts. Reelection of the present school nurses, Misses Alma Fluke, Flora E. Hanson, Margaret Patterson and Elsa M. Paul, with Miss Virginia Bellinger elected to a vacancy at a salary of $1,•200 a-year, was, conducted along'with the reelection of the; dental hygienists, .Misses Lois R. Geary, Ruth M. Green- _^lear, Bertha Mattas, Elyaabethe Mat- •Wttas, Jane Ohlwiler and Eleanore H. Bteckman. The instructors of the vocational department of the city school were also reelected as follows: Charles C. Sadler, Charles Caveny, William A. Flckes, Charles S. Fleck, Walter H. Grove, Stephen W. Hoover, Carl O. Lundegren, Jacob C. Miller, Joe Miller, Henry 'F. Selwitz, Charles G. Plummer, Ceylon S. Romig, James C. Ross, Samuel B. Smith, Clyde N. Snyder, Carl G. Hauser, Harry F. Plummer, Reuben W. Shoenfelt, William N. Hartzell and H. Eugene Horton. , Five new teachers were elected as follows: Miss Graco Sheep, art; Miss Margaret Hall and Miss Kathryn Gorsuch, domestic science; Harold Stong, science, arid John McAfee for High school work. May Got Forensic Contests. Altoona will,probably be the scene of the Pennsylvania Forensic league llnal contests, such as were held this year at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, according to announcement made last evening. The approval of tho school board was given to the plans for holding the events here and an endorsement of the Altoona Chamber of Commerce will given. Superintendent Laramy reported that Lev! Gilbert, recently elected principal of the Senior High, has been asked by Temple university to teach again this mmiiner at the school and members of tho board approved tho plan. Under those arrangements Mr. Gilbert will nut locate in Altoona until early in August. Members of the board voted to accept the invitation to attend the graduating class banquet next Monday evening and arranged to meet for a short business session at 5 o'clock, prior to tho banquet at tho Ponn-Alto hotel. An Invitation to attend a testimonial meeting for Dr. G. D. Robb, retiring i Bcnior High principal, conducted by A I ho Alumni association, was also read -•^jiind accepted. The meeting will be held am Friday evening, June 0, in the Senior High school. " Contracts Let, A contract to make repairs and install new trusses under hte Lincoln school building roof was awarded to the Building Service company of Johnstown at a price of $3,500. The only other bids for the contract were presented by W. E. Mitchell, who erected the Mansion Park bleachers last summer, and Thomas Eicholtz, Who did considerable work at the Noble building last year, their figures being JlifiO higher than that of the Johnstown company, which made the extensive changes at the Senior High building last summer. A contract to paint tho Roosevelt Junior High school auditorium, of- llces, llrnt lloor corridors and stairways was awarded to C. C. Martin at a price of $2,990. Contracts to furnish lumber for the coming year, to the wood working departments of tho schools were awarded to the Walters Lumber company of Pittsburgh and the J. C. Orr flrm of this city. FALLS FROM AUTOMOBILE; BOY'S SKULL FRACTURED r Willard Spaulding. aged 9, whose home is at 1624 Third avenue, is con- lined to the children's ward of the Altoona hospital suffering from a fracture of the skull received yesterday afternoon when he fell from an automobile in the vicinity of Fourth avenue and Fifth street. The boy's condition today was regarded as serious. The Spaulding lad. It in reported, was sitting on the bumperettes of a touring car driven by a woman and when the machine passed over a rough spot on the avenue the boy was jolted from his position and struck his head violently against the paving. He suffered a deep gash of the back of the head und was rendered unconscious. Later he regained consciousness upon adrait- JUi tb EX-POLIOEMAN FATALLY SHOT RESISTING ARREST PHILADELPHIA, May 2?.—Daniel 'Strohl, 61-year-old former policeman, died in the Episcopal hospital today from bullet wounds sustained 4 in a battle with arresting officer^ late yesterday after h« fatally shot his wife, Hattie, aged 52. Mrs. Strohl was shot to death as she stood at the kitchen table in their home here late yesterday. Her husband, Who was discharged from the police department two' years ago for drunkenness, came home .Intoxicated and shot her, according t6 the story told Police Captain Timothy CavaA naugh by the dead woman's aged mother, Mrs. Amanda>Bushnell. After shooting his wife, Strohl went to a front room and when police arrived In response to hurried calls from neighbors.- he flred at them. One bullet missed Captain Cavanaugh's head by an inch, he said. The police were holding'their fire because of the large number of school children on the street at the time. ... After gaining entrance, the officers finally were forced to flre at Strohl, hitting him eight times. BUDGET OFFICER CRITICIZES PACT (Continued from Page 1.) testifying about the London naval treaty. * Wylie, who added a tart note to the hearings, was one of the four s admirals who appeared today before "the committee to oppose the treaty. The naval officers singled out the increased Japanese ratio and the pro-, vision for 6-inch cruisers for particular criticism. "I, thought the Washington treaty concessions to Japan were too much, and. these last concessions are wicked," he said of the London conference. "I consider a 6-inch gun compared to an 8-inch gun the same as a revolver compared to a rifle. The 6-inch gun cruiser is inferior in every way, and we won't want it. It was forced upon us." Rear Admiral W. H. Standley, assistant chief of operation, testified the United States would not be able to protect its trade routes in time of war under the treaty. He criticized the cruiser provisions and Japan's increased ratio. : TO RAZE ANCIENT ARCH. Old Bridge Gives Way to New Structure on New Crcsson Highway. Workmen employed on the Cresson mountain section of the William Perm highway, west of Duncansville, have completed the construction of a temporary roadway over the newly conx structed bridge at the Muleshoe culvert and traffic has been using it since the latter .part of last week. Work was immediately started on the tearing away of the ancient stone arch that has for many years carried the heavy William Penn route traffic, and the last section of, the long new bridge under the Muleshoe arch will made to wipe out the old structure made to wipe ou tthe old structure with a huge blast, following which forms will be set for the new structure. While the last concrete was poured on the first section of the new bridge less than a week before the temporary roadway was taking traffic over it, a special quick-cure cement was used and permission was granted to allow it to be used that work on the remainder of the structure might be expedited. Other work on the road job is moving steadily along and plans for early concrete pouring are being rushed. The large corps of workmen employed are working long hours each day that the weather is fit in getting things in shape for the final operation in the road construction. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS. William H. Brown, engaged in the government mail service between New York and Washington, is spending a portion of his annual vacation at the home of his father-irt-law, Alderman Charles M. Kephart, 1300 Seventeenth street. Mr. Brown is a resident of Baltimore. Alderman Charles M.' Kephart has received word that his son-in-law, Charles W. Hamp, formerly of this city, famed as a radio announcer, has accepted a twelve weeks' contract with a Cleveland, O., station and left his Los Angeles, Calif., home yesterday for Cleveland. Mrs. Hamp and daughter, Virginia, will start later and motor east. Miss Ruth Romaley and Miss Edith Howltt, members of the Juniata Junior High school faculty, motored to Lock Haven on Saturday to attend the Teacher' college alumni banquet and promenade. Mrs. William Montgomery and son, William, jr., and Minn Adora Hartley, all of Blnghamton, N. Y., spent several days as the guest of Miss Margaret Ross, 304 East Walton avenue. Sylvester Walker of 1009 Seventeenth avenue, accompanied by his daughter, Miss Mary, a student at the Indiana State Teachers college, left Friday night for Ewing, Neb., for a vacation. ALTOONA MAN NAliBEU. P. W. Vance who gave his home address as 2818 Spruce avenue is being held under $500 bail for appearance in the Blair* county court on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor. The man was arrested by Corporal C. E. Alexander of the state motor patrol and the defendant given a hearing before Alderman H. C. McOlellan of this city. He posted bail bond for his appearance at tho next court term. Tho man is said to have loat control of his car and upset on the Sixth avenue road in the vicinity of the Rose Garden cafe near Cross Keys. TWINS AIIE WELCOMED. Twin children, a boy and a girl, were welcomed at 6 o'clock Monday morning in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard R. Donnelly of 558 Fifty- fourth street. The youngsters arrived ut the, Altoona hospital and the mother and children are getting along fine. The father is well known in athletic circles as "Butch" Donnelly being a member of the Penn Central, Blair league ball team. The Donnelly's have a girl. TICKETS AVAILABLE. Those members of the Altoona Chamber of Commerce and the Altoona Booster association, unable to procure their tickets at the offices in the Commerce building, will be privileged to sit with the group at the Works' choir at the Senior High school auditorium tonight. The choir will, be assisted by the Red Arrow quartet/of Pittsburgh. Those who can plan to do so many still get tickets at the Chamber headquarters. POLICE FIRE UPON RIOTEftSjN INDIA (Continued from Page l.) racks was pressing close to tr/e police, yelling and cursing. While we were talking atHhe barracks' entrance with Sergeant A. J. Brown of Leeds, who was injured In the head with stones during the night, the crowd started showering atones into the entrance. We ran into the barracks, and the police opened a sporadic fire lasting several minutes. I gained a vantage spot at a window and saw a mob of several hundred scatter in .utmost confusion, shrieking. I saw several of the mob tumble in the streets, but whether they were wounded-or fell,'It was Impossible to ascertain owing to the confusion. The troops in the barracks rushed hastily downstairs into the streets and deployed before the building. The street was splashed with blood, but it was not known whether from Mo- hammedans or police. Deputy Inspector Beart, however was standing in the street bleeding profusely from a wound in his arm. His white uniform, and\ those of other British sergeants, were covered 'with bloodstains. Mob Approaches Again. After the firing had ceased, the mob congregated one,or two hundred yards away, In three streets converging towards the barracks, and slowly began to approach again.- There followed a volley of stones, apparently hurled from the roofs of buildings opposite the barracks, like a wartime barrage. Twice Ketchurn and I started to leave the barracks, but each time the stones drove us back. The police advised us to stay until troops started their patrol. Finally; at 10.15 " o'clock, we succeeded in'getting away. The situation still was ugly. Street cars, which had resumed operation, were passing the barracks, and we saw a number of passengers ostentatiously and contemptuously spit towards the troops and. police. While we were beselged ih the barracks, two Eurasian girls rushed into the station crying that Mohammedans had stoned their automobile. Also the British wife of one of the injured sergeants came, weeping, and leading a small child. Windows Are Smashed. Most of tne windows of the barracks were smashed during the night. The street in front of the building was literally covered with large stones. The entrance hall was In the same condition. During the night, members of the mob poured kerosene on wooden parts of the barracks, and tried to burn the building, but the fire was extinguished quickly. Then they spread tar being used in repairing the streets on adjoining buildings and tried to burn them, in an effort to "dislodge police from their barracks. British police present during the night said a large number of shots were flred in the darkness, and it was impossible to ascertain the number hit. It was estimated that the mob during the night numbered several thousands. Strict Regulations. RANGOON, Burma, May 27.— Stringent police regulations were, imposed today as rioting between striking dockworkers and strike-breakers was resumed In Rangoon's streets. Latest tabulations of the dead from yesterday's rioting placed the number at forty, with many others injured seriously and not expected to live. ; The police, endeavoring to put an end to the disturbances, which kept the city In an uproar throughout yesterday, posted notice forbidding more than five persons from assembling. Odd Sympathy Gesture. NEW YORK, May 27.—Broadway, accustomed to parades, expected one of the strangest today' as Raymond Duncan, brother of the late Isadora, prepared to lead a group of Indians and Indian independence sympathizers in a "march to the sea" to make salt. Clad in his usual attire of flowing white Grecian robes, and sandals, Duncan was to lead tho procession down Broadway to tho Battery, where he would scoop up a pall of harbor water which was to be boiled down for salt and sent to Mahatma Gandhi in his Indian jaiUas a gesture of sympathy for his civil disobedience movement. WASHINGTON MAN SAFE AFTER 2 5-HOUR SWIM WASHINGTON, D. C., May 27.—The ancient record of the ship-wrecked Ulysses who swam for several days and nights before reaching shore was approached by Francis Klimkeiwicz. who Is safe here today after a twenty- live hour battle with the storm-swept Potomac. ' Klimkeiwicz and three companions were on the river in a speedboat Saturday when a storm arose. The craft overturned, drowning the other three, But Klimkeiwicz, with a life preserver around him floated down the turbulent stream. With death facing him, he sang and prayed, he said. His whole life history flashed before him in kaleidoscopic fashion. Now and again the current brought him near shore only to sweep him away again. Night followed day and twenty-flve- hours elapsed before tho swimmed crawled to safety on a sandy beach. LITTLE ITEMS OF INTEREST Adolphus Dively, aged '19, of 3810 Fifth avenue, employed in tho Pcnnsy freight shop at Second street, was treated at the Altoona hospital dispensary for an injury to the right hand.. GI11L CONTINUES MELBOURNE, Australia, May 27. —Miaa Amy Johnson, English girl nier who reached Port Darwin from England last week, arrived today at Long Beach, in the interior of Queensland, on a hazardous lllght across Australia, at 5.33 p. in. She will continue to Charleville Wednesday. SEN1UU UK-EXAMINATIONS. Re-examination of members of the senior class who have failed m one or two subjects will be given from 1 until 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the study hall, No. 115, of the Senior -xigh school building, in accordance with the action taken by the school board ut the meeting held last evening. 1NJUUEU IN COLLISION. Cars driven by C. R. Johnston of 503 Eleventh avunue, Juniatu, and Mrs. Corrlime Clapper of 214 Cherry avenue collided at 4.30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at Seventh avenue and Fourth street. Mrs. Clapper sult'ered a laceration of the scalp. Johnston's cat- was damaged to the extent of J7&. PHiU. MAN HEADS LABOR FEDERATION (Continued from Page 1.) day, all because of the zealous efforts of your worthy leaders.' "We are seeking the cooperation of your leaders In obtaining 1 a larger appropriation for the bureau of rehabilitation from the state government. The federal government annually appropriates $80,000 for this splendid work However, we are able to collect but one-half of this sum by reason of the fact that the state's appropriation is but one-half of the federal amount and to obtain all of It they must match. "There are -between 260,000 and 300,000 unemployed men in this state today. This is a serious indictment and a blot against the industrial element of'Pennsylvania. All of the problem of unemployment can be solved by" the large industrialists and only them," declared Gllck in closing his talk. Resolutions Fasseed. A group of fifteen resolutions was given approval at this morning's convention session. John Phillips of Philadelphia, chairman of the resolutions committee, read the resolutions, each of which- was voted on separately by the delegates. » Among the leading issues sanctioned in the resolutions are the organization of insurance agents; objections to the proposed merger of the Reading railroad; erection of a/ memorial to the late president of the federation, John J. Casey; sponsoring of legislative act, prohibiting employment of persons under 18 years in the metal polishing or plating trades; supporting of 'union wall paper labels; supporting 44-hour week for women workers; alleviating conditions which exist among certain companies against employment of 40- year-old workers; protesting employment of detectives in undercover work in connection with strikes, labor disorders, etc. ' , Compulsory military training was the object of protests contained in the resolutions this morning. In this connection it was voted to voice objection to the rule in force as provided by the board of trustees of Pennsylvania State college. Awarding of federal contracts in Pennsylvania to interests outside of the state, thus bringing about the importation of cheaper labor, is opposed in the resolutions. Such cases as the Tyrone postoftice and the Veterans hospital at Coatesville were cited where southern firms were awarded the contracts. Swarthmoro Man Talks. Professor Paul H. Douglas acting director of the Swarthmore college organization in unemployment, was a speaker before the convention this morning. His talk dealt with unemployment and the activities that are being sponsored by an organization formed under the auspices of Swarthmore "college. "A group of citizens, headed by S. S. Fels of Philadelphia, 'has created an institute of unemployment which is affiliated with Swarthmore," said Pro-' fessor /Douglas in the course of his talK. . "Since then the field has been surveyed and there Is now being set up at, Swarthmore an organization which is designed to be not only permanent in nature but practical in its operation and national in scope. "It is founded on the belief that probably the most immediately useful research will be that obtained in the actual struggle to lessen unemployment rather th'an pure research isolated from practical problems. The three features of this body are: The stabilization of employment; the furthering of efficient placement and the working out of effective systems of protecting those workers who will continue to be unemployed. "It is our purpose to arouse interest and knowledge about unemployment. However, we have many problems, financial and otherwise, to meet," concluded Professor Douglas. CHILD PAINFULLY BURNED AS CLOTHING IS IGNITED Edith Isobel Flaherty, aged 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Flaherty of Canan Station, Allegheny township, is a patient at the Mercy hospital in this city suffering from flrst and second degree burns of the right arm, right leg and chest as a result of having her clothes accidentally set on lire at the parents' home shortly after the noon hour yesterday. The small child, in company with a sister, Nancy, were playing out-side tho housexand one of them lighted a match and applied it to a piece of paper. The burned child attempted to extinguish the blaze and in stepping upon the flame accidentally set her clothing on lire. Tho mother, Mrs. Edith Flaherty, quickly extinguished the llames from the child but in doing so painfully burned her right arm. The child was admitted to the hospital yesterday afternoon and likely will be confined there, in the children's ward, for some time. Her condition today was regarded as fair. PLANT MORE TROUT IN SOME STREAMS HARR1SBURG, May 27.—Additional legal size trout have been stocked in streams of nine counties since the opening of the season, N. R. Buller, commissioner of llsheries, today announced. Buller attributed the scarcity of trout in some streams to the large catches made on the opening days of the season. Lack of rain has permitted trout fishermen to make good catches, unusually early in the season, Butler said. Additional stocking has been done as follows: Cumberland county—Yellow Breeches creek, Whiskey Spring. Lines Run, Letprt Spring, Mountain creek, Big Spring. ''Franklin county—Broad run, upper east branch Conococheaguo, Dickey's run, Birch run, Falling Spring. Columbia county—Fishing creek, West creek, Coles creek. Clinton county—Lick run, Big run, Baker run, Hyner run, White Deer creek. deai-Held county—Trout run, Laurel run, Gifford run, Little Medix. Lebanon county—Monroe Valley creek, Killinger creek, Beck creek. Luzerne county—Kiusey creek, Heft's creek, Little Wapwallopen creek, Big VVapwallopen creek. Susquehamia county — Starrucca cr«ek, east branch Lackawanna, east branch Tunkhaunock, west branch Tunkhannock. west branch Lackawanna. Wyoming—Lockville creek, Browns' creek, Falls' creek, Kellers' creek. Mothers Honor French Unknown Warrior Here Is the solemn ceremony In which the mothers of America's war dead paid reverent tribute to the unknown son of an unknown French mother at the Arc de Trlomphe, In Paris. Mrs. Sarah Thompson of New York, selected to represent others of the flrst contingent of Gold Star Mothers to arrive In France, Is shown as she stepped forward to place a wreath on the tomb of the French -Unknown Soldier. Special police were detailed to preserve order during the rites In the Palace de 1'Etolle, which were attended by French and American military dignitaries and hundreds of private citizens. METHODIST BOARD DENIES_LOBB¥ING '(Continued from Page 1.) churches for their benevolent purposes, Pickett said. The budget of the board is between $125,000 and $130,000 yearly, he added. "The board's representatives appear before -^committees of the house and senate by invitation, or at the board's request, when the interests of prohibition or a similar issue are involved." Location of the headquarters across the plaza from the capitol was merely incidental, Pickett added. "Our principal reason In moving our office here was to be near the Congressional Library—not congress," he explained. "We are interested in educating our people and submit our facts to senators and representatives." "Do you collect facts about stocks?" asked Chairman Caraway without mentioning the name of Bishop James Cannon, jr., who -is to be questioned June 3 concerning his stock speculations. ' "We don't know much about that," Pickett replied, added the board was interested in .preventing gambling. Pickett, who appeared in place of Dr. Clarence True Wilson, now debating prohibition out of town, brought a 2,000-word statement which the committee would not let him read. In this document, he argued the board was entirely within its rights in petitioning congress for legislation. He denied its activities during the 1928 presidential campaign made it liable for volation of the corrupt practices act. The only piece of legislation in Which the board has recently been involved deeply, said the secretary, was in opposition to the Cutting amendment relaxing censorship of foreign literature by customs inspectors. He said the board workers saw many senators and representatives, working against the Cutting amendment, finally securing Its defeat after it once had been adopted. "What did you do in the 1928 presidential campaign?" asked Chairman Caraway. "We opposed ^Governor Smith on the prohibition issue alone." "Well don't you call that a political activity? How did you oppose him?" . "By criticism." "Isn't that political?" "Not any more than a newspaper discussing and criticizing a candidate." "Who determines the man you criticize?" "We use our conscience." "Has the board got a conscience?" "Yes." "I thought conscience was singular —that each man had one—but 1 never heard of a board or a church having one." "Well it may seem somewhat ab- truse—but we. have one." ADDITIONAL DEATHS. MltS. MARTHA 1'MLKK Wife of John M. Filer of 561 Fifty- eighth street, Eldorado, died at 10.05 o'clock this morning at the Altoona hospital after being admitted to the institution for treatment on May 12. She was born Feb. 15, 1879, in Pleasant valley, the daughter of Jacob and Nancy'Brumbaugh, both deceased, and is survived by her husband, two sons, Ralph of Altoona, Amos of Garden Heights, three grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters: Jacob Brumbaugh of Juniata, John Brumbaugh of Pleasant Valley boulevard, Mrs. Catherine Templeton, Mrs. Jennie Shops, Mrs. Annie McKee, Mrs. Rose Helsler, all of this city and Mrs. Maude Nickoli of Harrisburg. The deceased was a member of the First United Brethren church in this city. MKS. THURESA FLAT2KB Wife of John Platzer, died at the family residence at 3403 Walnut avenue at 1205 o'clock noon today of complications of diseases. The deceased was born In Bavaria, Germany, on Aug. 28, 1902. She is survived by her husband and six brothers and sisters. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church. The funeral services will be held on Friday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's church. Interment will be made in St. Mary's cemetery. The body may be viewed at the late home. VKTEKAN IS GIVEN PURSE. Mr. and Mrs. William M. Shultz of 500 Fifty-eighth street returned from a pleasant visit with their sons and families in New York and New Jersey, and upon their return home Mr. Shultz was presented with a very neat pass case and a sum of gold enclosed. This gift is from the passenger car department of the car shops where for many years Mr. Shultz was employed, and on May 1 was retired. He wishes in this way to express his gratitude to his many friends who so kindly remembered him. CHILD'S KNEE 1NJITUEI). Doris Brown, aged 7, of Hill Top, was treated in the Mercy hospital dispensary last evening for a laceration of the right knee suffered when she fell on a sharp stone near her home. Two akin clips were required to close the wound. MONSTER CANALS FOR IRRIGATION (By United Press.) KARACHI, India, May 27.—One of the mightiest irrigations schemes ever attempted is now progressing on the sun-scorched deserts of the Sind, where at an expense of $69,000,000 British engineers are building a series of canals and a barrage across the river Indus by which it is hoped eventually to turn 40,000,000 acres of desert land into fields of waving grain. It is expected that the great barrage, a mile across the Indus, will be completed in 1932, but it will be several years after that before the four great canals from the left bank of the Indus, and'the three from the right bank will be completed, together with the network of the minor canals that will carry water to the remote sections of the desert vastnesses. Although the soil of the Sind deserts is known to be extremely fertile, lack of sufficient rainfall hitherto has made it Impossible to grow crops on the great area that will be touched by the present project. When the whole area has been reclaimed, populated and tapped by railroads, the progress of civilization, it is declared, will have one more important step toward ridding India of the danger of famine which in by-gone years has from time to time held large areas In its grip, and which even now is a spectre not infrequently raised among some portions of the 318,000,000 inhabitants. In addition to .this project, another reclamation scheme to be constructed in the Sutlej valley will irrigate more than 5,000,000 acres. There is also a dam and canal being made in the Madras presidency, which it is estimated will mean a yield of an additional 150,000 tons of rice annually to the food supply of the Cauvery delta. In further pursuance of the government's determination to add to the agricultural yield of India, engineers drilled more than 5,000 wells from which water is drawn for irrigating purposes. Simultaneously the British government is conducting extensive experiments to determine the best methods of increasing the crop yield in areas already under cultivation, and through agricultural schools and by traveling agents is instructing the rural population on how to take advantage of these latest discoveries in the science of getting more grain per acre. Some of the new types of rice recently introduced, it is claimed, yield over 450 pounds • per acre more than types formerly grown for centuries on the same land. Under the impetus of this instruction many villages which until recently have been following the same methods and using the same primitive tools since the days of Alexander the Great, today are applying some of the most modern discoveries of science to the task of raising their crops. TEACHERS HONOR DR. GEORGE ROBB Members of the Senior High school faculty last evening honored Dr. George D. Robb, principal of the school for the past thirty-seven years who retires from the position with the close of the present term, and Mrs. Robb during the annual faculty dinner held at the Penn-Alto hotel. As a token of the esteem in which he is held Dr. Robb was presented a purse containing a considerable yum of money, the gift of his associates at the school. The presentation was made by E. C. Hare, a member of the school faculty for many years, in a brief but delightful speech and Dr. Robb responded in a like manner, thanking the teachers for their loyalty and friendship. Miss Miriam A. Salter, Miss Grace M. Swan and Miss Frances E. Hicks, members of the school faculty who leave the institution this term and will be married during the coming summer, were alao honored by the faculty, receiving gifts of silverware. The presentation was made by Miss Jennie R. Brenneeke. Dr. and Mrs. Robb. along with Miss Minnie F. Stockton, Miss Ella G. Burley, Miss Jennie R. Brennecke. Miss Mary V". Turner and Mr. Hare, occupied the table of honor at the banquet, the several teachers having been associated with Dr. Robb at the school for many years. Dr. and Mrs. Robb were made uou- orary members of the High school faculty as a tribute to their long association with the school and the evening's program was concluded with the iflg of "AuUl Laug.£yue", SAMUEL P. MILLER FATALLY STRICKEN Samuel P. Miller, highly respected resident of Duncansvllle, died at his home, 610 Third avenue, that place, last night at 11.30 o'clock, following a cerebral hemorrhage with which he was stricken yesterday morning at 2.3C o'clock and from which he never rallied. He was about as usual throughout the day oh-. Sunday although not feeling quite' as well as usual, and retired earlier than generally. Shortly before midnight he complained of chills but believed his condition not sufficiently serious to seek medical attention. Upon going to the bath room at 2.30, he was stricken suddenly and never regained consciousness. He passed away late last night after apparently, suffering no pain whatever. Samuel Pierce Miller was a life-long resident of Blair county. He born at Royer on March 20, 1872 and was one of a. family of thirteen chil dren born to William, and Anna .Miller both deceased. His death was the fourth In the-fahillyj nine brothers arid sisters surviving. For many years he followed the occupation of farming but in recent years was engaged at several occupations, being last employed at the Chimney Rocks Stone company near Hollldaysburg. He was a devout Christian,- a lifelong member of the Mennonite church and tor 1 the past number of years a lay preacher in that church. He was one of the founders of the Bedford street mission at Hollidaysburg and frequently conducted services there One week before he was stricken he conducted services at the Brush Mountain chapel. For a number of years he conducted services at frequent intervals at .Coupon. Everywhere he endeared himself by his Christian character, loyal comradeship and wise counsel. After residing in the region of Royer, at Loop and at Turkey valley where he followed farming, Mr. Miller became a resident of Duncansville about 16 years ago and had resided there ever since. He never aspired to or held public office. On Nov. 28, 1899, he was united in marriage with Miss Bertha Wertz of Loop, who survives. There are no surviving children, an only daughter, Anna Mary, dying in childhood. Surviving brothers and sisters are : Mrs. Margaret Nash of Williamsburg, Mrs. William Nash of Canoe Creek, Jacob of Lower Reese, Roy J.,and Mrs. Roy McGinnis of Altoona, Asbury J. of Duncansville, Mrs. Blair Brubaker, Mrs. Vance Bell and Miss Bertha Mae Miller, all of Hollidaysburg. Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon the cortege leaving the home at 2 o'clock for the Methodist church at Frankatown where services will be conducted at 2.30. Rev. Jacob Snyder of Roaring Spring will be in charge of the services and will be assisted by Rev. H. H. Marker of Altoona. Interment will be made in the Geeseytown cemetery. The body may be viewed at the home until the funeral hour, v DIRIGIBLES MOW British Bxpert Wftfi» Airship That Wffl Ie to Land on Water Eclipse German By JfEA Service, LONDON, May 27.—Before tfl« est dirigible, R-100, has left Its for its flrst trip across the A plans are already being made wt * oigger and better airship that wilt «*•• eel his, the Graf Zeppelin andJKrew the two 8,500.000 cubic-foot dirliftBle* being built for the United StatessflsWy at Akron, O. The entire theory of dirigible coa* struction as practiced today win D« revolutionized if these plan* go through. For they ca.ll for a frug« sir ship, flat at top and bottom, -which will land on water and be warped into dock much like the large ocean llnets. These unique plans are the ide* of Commander Sir Charles Bo*»e.y, builder and deslgn'er of the R-lOtt, as- famous in England for his knowledg* of Hghter-than-air craft as Dr. Bfugo Er.kener is in Germany. The R-100, almost ready to make It* first long flight—the hop to Montreal- is the largest airship afloat. It has a lifting gas capacity of 5,000,000 cubic feet, weighs 156 tons and has room for 100 passengers. Although shorter than the Graf Zeppelin, it Is of much greater diameter of body and therefor* a much improved lifting capacity. The result of this difference between the Graf and the R-100 is the Important fact that while the Graf is designed to withstand a vertical wind pressure up to fifteen miles an hour, the Brtttsri ship will buck a atfy-mlle-an-hottr gale. Yet, far advanced in airship construction as the R-100 is. Commander Burney has in mind a new type of ship that would make it a back number. This ship would be more than twice the size of the R-100 and would be oval in cross-sectional shape— rather than circular—and flat on top and bottom. The oval shape is designed to reduce the ship's wind resistance, reduce its height and increase the lift at any given speed. Most remarkable, however, is the"/ plan to provide facilities for landing this huge airship on water, rather than depend on special and costly mooring masts. Commander Burney haa already experimented with small models and has proved that landing on water is feasible. This is done by attaching a big hull directly beneath the oval bag, carrying two giant pontoons. As the ship would prepare to land, it would dive gently toward the water. As -soon as the hulls struck the surface, they would scoop up water enough to ballast the ship and hold it down effectively. Passengers would be taken off by small boats, or they could wait until tugs towed the air-liner into port, just as they tow an ocean liner. SOME WONDERFUL VALUES TOMORROW AT MARCH'S, THAT PROVE MONEY SAVERS TO ALL WHO BUY. Jl for 3 pair* Boys' 50c Golf Hose. |1 for regular $1.50 Shirts. 50c each for lot ?1 Ties. 50c each for fancy Shirts and Drawers. 50c a pair for Monito Silk Hose. $1 for Polo Shirts. Jl each for $2 Wash Suits. $1 for Boys' Linen Flapper Pants. $4 for Boys' $5 Top Coats. ^2 for »Boys' Fancy Sweaters. $3 each for Boys' $5 Rain Coats. $7.50 for Boys' $10 Suits. $5 each for J7.50 Rain Coats. $15 each for lot $25 Men's Suits. $20 for Men's $25 Top Coats. $25 for Men's Tailored Suits. All At MARCH'S. 1224 llth Ave. Adv. FISH SPECIALS fresh Caught Mackerel 18c tb. Fillets 17c lb. Pike 17c ft. full Line of Other Sea foods. We curry at all times u complete Hue ut Green Goods, fresh fruit*. Vegetables, Groceries, fresh meats uud Luucheuu Meats. In fact, auy- thiiig >ou'II ueed fur jour Uecortitiou Day outing. KUHN'S MARKETS "Where Quality t'ouuts" IMMM1 Greeo Ave. fUooe «171-»l» 1817 Uulon Ave. Vhtiaa $1*3 Adv. CHILD PATIENTS NOW . PLAY IN UNIQUE* BAND HARRISBURG, May 27.—"Organized racket" is the term applied to the offerings of a unique band of child musicians in -the new children's unit of the Allentown State hospital, under the jurisdiction of the state department of welfare. There are no horns, violins 'or other instrument* commonly associated with music in the band. Each "musician" is provided with a toy drum, cymbals', castanets or triangles. The "music" is specially prepared sheet music and when interpreted by the band is entirely confined to rhythm. The idea^ and the offerings of the group in "concert" have attracted wide attention as well as being of distinct value to the youthful patients in the institution, according to officials of the department. COW HAS 22ND CALF. RACELAND, Ky. —"Rose," .* 81- year-old cow, owned by Mrs. Kmma Meads was Decently the proud mother of a calf. Thi-re is nothing excit'ng about that fact alone, but it happens the newly-born is "Rose's" twenty- second offspring. The old cow received considerable notoriety several month ago when she strayed away from her home pasture and 'iranh some ma%i she found at a still in- a nearby woods. 1 \n >/. 'D :••<; • A."KIUCAN. THE HAGUE, May 27—A new and beautiful daffodil has been named the "G. J. Diekema" in honor of G. J. Diekema, new American minister to The H-.gue NEW RADIO TUBES Special Purchase At Unbelievable Prices Each Tube Tested While You Walt Type 'ill I-A —28 cent* ea. Type 228 —38 cents ea. Type Ul-A —W cents e«Type 337 —5B ceuts e». Type IS8-UX—38 cent* ea. Type 280 —*» ueuU en. Type 243 — 79 cents en. Typo fit — *U cents ea. Keep Spare Tubes In Your Home 12th Ave. Bldg. Adv. ATTENTION Orchestra Players 700 Orchestrations go on iftle Wednesday, Booster Suburban Day at Ten Cents Each They are standard popular selections —t'ox trots—wattaes. GOB* early for the numbers want. WINTER MUSIC STORE lit*

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