Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on May 3, 1930 · Page 1
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ESTABLISHED JUNE 13, ISH ALTOONA, PA,, SATURDAY,EVfiNy/d, * j" 1 *" ^f X . W , ' > CLEAR UP Chester a, Clapper and ft. wood Maher Are Arrested and Sign Confessions 1m- J pHoating Arthur Staines. ADMIT WATCH THEFTS ' AT BRENNEMAN STORE / Take Possession of Three Automobiles In Course of Wild Orgy During: Thursday Night. With the arrest last night and this morning of Chester,O. Clapper, aged S3, of 818 Bell avenue 1 , and Elwood Maher, aged 17, Of 1022 Third avenue, city and State highway police officers \ cleared up the robbery of the- Brenne- ^rrian jewelry store al Roaring Spring eknd the theft of three automobiles on /Thursday, night an& they are on the . iolution of other recent thefts. -Clapper and Maher, in signed confessions made to Captain B. F. Miller, Implicate Arthur Staines, aged 19, bf • 1606 Seventh avenue, rear,' as having : been their companion on Thursday night when at the end of the journey young Staines waa shot and wounded by Officer George Barree at Crawford avenue and Eighth' street. They Vere the young men who were with him in the car..'• . Clapper was placed under arrest at 12.15 o'clock this morning at his home on Bell avenue by. Sergeant C. B. Campbell of the city police bureau and state officers, while Maher • waa arrested at his home on Third avenue at 8.30 o'clock last night by Officer C. F. Wicks. Officer Wicks at the same time arrested Regis Thompson. He was not implicated in Thursday night's operations but He is being held as a suspicious person while the investigation is proceeding^ . Statement by Clapper. Following his' arrest this morning Clapper made a clean breast of everything. He said that he left his home oh Thursday evening at 7 o'clock and went to Eighth avenue and Seventeenth street where he met Staines and another 'youth whom he did not then know but who later proved to be. Maher. He said that Staines had some whiskey and they drank of it. After some time- one of the other boys suggested that they get .a car. ; .He at ilrst demurred, but after a while ho and-Waner went to Margaret avertue V.and took?possession of a, car. It be- jktangdd to -Guy M. Buchanan of 863% '|BeviBweenth A jtreet,. . A Staines then Joined them and tho three drove to Claysburg. Here the gasoline tank went dry a«d they took another. It belonged to Harold G. Fungate of Little York, 111., aKoT had Illinois license plates. They then drove to Roaring Spring. As they 'drove past a clothing store one of the boys suggested that they try an entrance there. They all got out of the car and according to ., Clapper's statement Maher broke a window- with a revolver he had in his possession. But a man cane out of a neacby house and called the owner ao they got in the car and drove away. Break Store Window. They then drove' post the Brennaman Jewelry store, stopping a half black away. He remained in the car while Maher and Staines went to the •tore. Thlg was about 2 o'clock. He charges that Maher broke the window and Staines took tho three watches, then ran to tho car and they started off. As they did so several shots were fired at them. They then returned to Altoona and ho alleges that Maher took another car. With' the two cars they drove towards Bollwood, via Greenwood. Near Bellwood the car which Maher had taken ran out of gasoline and M was abandoned. They then returned to the city in the car with tho Illinois license and tho' shooting of Staines occurred. Captain Miller bus two of the watches in his possession, they having been turned over to him by Clapper and Maher. The other one has not been recovered. . State highway officers aro taking possession of tho car stolen in the city and which was abandoned near Bellwood. Statement by Maher. 4 Maher in his statement said that he was stopped by Clapper about 11.30 o'clock Thursday night on Seven] teentli street, between Eighth and Ninth avenue. He got into the car «nd drove /ith him to the home of a girl friend of Staines on Seventeenth street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues. Staines was not at the girl's home but later they 'Iqcateil him on Sixteenth street and then they drove to Clayshurg. \ "When the. cur ran out of gas wo •tole another- machine parked along the highway near Hast Freedom and then drove into Roaring Spring," Maher said. Continuing, the statement says that Stalnes and Maher left the car and attempted to break into the William Klevan clothing store in the MoKnight building, fjoarjng Spring. They were frightened away and drove to the Brennaman jewelry store u Main street. Ho says that Clapper handed him a'revolver and a glass (Continued on page 1U.) I6ofreiif(}< Official* viilt ManjiKifcftri and Flan tot Wo»k v**«»». Leader* In Bdy 'fecdtit wojK ifl the B.ialr-S«dft>fd council hav* flM hepea for the movement in MarUnftburfr where, for* «eme y**wf past, Blair R. Bice arid others have been eXploiUiiir the cause. G. W. Shaffer, Dr. W. A. Green, charle* »/ Maloy aftd tt*eeulive John R. Taylor 1 fnet r afound the dinner table, at the cbve tbwft last evening with a dozen representative men and minlSt*** dt the town. ... .' .'•. •• Mr. Btee, who is chairman of the organisation committee of southern Blair county, desired the" local men to come there for the purpose ot reselling scouting Vo the people of thf town and vicinity. It .was explained that a u*w organization Bftould be set Up there. ThTree attending miniflteni expressed the fear that it would be impossible to have a tfoop in each-church. Thereupon it was decided that the Marti«i*burg Booster assodation sponsor a troop; that each church in the borough furnish a troop conimitteeman and each church a patrol dr two, so that all would have equal representation j and that the troop have its meetings in the town hall. This seemed the solution and by the enthusiasm that seemed to prevade the meeting, the local men feel assured of good results there. ' • COUNTY P.-T. A. IS MEET1HG_IN CITY Delegates Representing Almost All Blair Associations Attending Convention at .Senior High. Delegates to the annual convention of the Blair- County Parent-Teacher association are meeting today in- the Senior-. High .school auditorium', repre' sentatives of almost all the county associations being present. . . _ The principal speakers of the convention are the Hon. Charles Lose, blind member of the state legislature from Lycomlng county, who speaks this afternoon on ''The Old and New in Public Schools," and Mrs. William Brice, Jr., of Bedford,/president of the State Parent-Teacher association, who spoke this morning on "Pertinent Points." Tho convention ,10 o'cloclt with singing and devotions directed by Rev. Fred R. Greninger, pastor of the Temple Lutheran church, the business session following. Luncheon at noon was served in-the school cafeteria. -During the afternoon session the Senior High school octet will supplement the. speaking program .with a number of musical selections. A' feature of the closing session will be the question box-conducted by. Mrs. Brice. Officers of the State Parent-Teacher association In attendance at the convention Included the president, Mrs., Brice; vifce president, Mrs. George Fockler of Johnstown;.recording secretary, -Mrs. W. P. B. Henry of Everett; corresponding secretary, ,Mrs. H. C. Dern of this city; Others taking a prominent part in the day's program are Mrs. A. E. Hower of Johnstown, chairman of the Third district which < includes Blair county; Mrs. C. W. Walters of- the city, secretary of the Child Welfare magazine work; Mrs. W. K. Stultz of the city, chairman of exhibits, and J. Q, Rcplogle, president of the Blair County P.-T. A. TRIO OF MINOR FIRES FOR CITY DEPARTMENT Index to Today's News Page 2—Missionary given portable organ. Page 8—In the business world of today. Page 4—Religious news. ' Page ti—Society, church and fraternal news. Page 7—Continued story, "The Ragged Princess." Page H—Editorial, Timely Topics. The Saunterer, etc. Page 10—Business, market and 11, nanclttl news. Page 11—Scholarship fuud created •vfor boys. Page 14 Sports. Pages 18 and 19—Correspondence. Pages 20 and 21—Classified. i'ag« 21-"Out Our Way. 1 ! Fire, which broke out in the rear seat of an automobile at Twelfth avenue and Fifteenth street at 7.10 o'clock last evening, resulted in firemen at No. 1 station being called by telephone. The flames were quenched with a bucket of-water. At 2,03 o'clock yesterday afternoon, No. 9 fire company way summoned by telephone to the S. C< Motzer home, 131 Walnut avenue, where sparks from the flue set fire to the roof. The lire- men did not go in service- -when it was found that the blaze was not of a serious nature* A'dirt grader, owned by tlj,e Baker Estates, caught fire at 3.30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at 3501 Fort Roberdeau avenue, The blaze Is believed to have started from the motor backfiring. Firemen at No, 5 station were called but did not go in service. The damage to the-grader was found to be very slight. . ALIGHT I MIAMI, Flft., May* 8,—Colonel Charles A, Llndefqergh took off from the Pan-Ameripan airport here at 6.38 a. m., today, resuming'the new mail services front Buenos Aires to New .York, •„ ' - AiTOONA HOSPITAL TO UNVEIL TABLET The Altoona hospital, in celebration Of National Hospital day, on Saturday, May 10, will conduct open house at tho local Institution and in connection with this event will have um veiled during the afternoon a handsome bronze tablet which will bear the names of all donors who have contributed to fho endowment of the institution since its inception. Plans for his event were announced by tho management' of the hospital today. There will be an interesting ceremony incident to the unveiling of the metal tablet which will udorn a prominent position In tho ilrst lUor hall way of the hospital. In addition to the unveiling of the tablet a reception and tea will be held in the nurses' home from 2 to 4 o'clock in the afternoon when visitors win be guests of tho hospital and the woman's auxiliary to the institution. A band concert is to be rendered during the afternoon, the musicians, weather permitting, to render a program on the spacious hospital lawn. National Hospital day officially cornea on May 12 but it was 1'elL inore advisable for a number of reasons to conduct the observance here on Saturday. May 10, rather than on Monday. More people thus wilj have an opportunity to visit the hospital. UOti WO UN US BOY. James Gabriel, aged 8. of fit)8 Twentieth street, was treated in the Mercy hospital dispensary yesterday afternoon for puncture wounds of the right arm suffered when he was bitteu by a dog. The wounds were cauterized. 1929 TAX"Ml V?> DECLARED DRASTIC * X Cumulative Penalties for Kofi* . payment Require Delinquents to fie on Alert or Suffer Sale of Property. NO CHANGE MAD* IN PERSONAL TA^t LEVIES Belief Is Expressed That taw Will Eliminate Large Outstanding Lists and Save County From Borrowing. May 9, 1929, Governor John. S. Fisher signed a bill passed by the-Pennsylvania legislature, dealing with tax collections, that is undoubtedly, the moat drastic of the character ever placed on the Statute books -and which, beginning Monday, delinquent taxpayers are going to feel keenly. ' The law, In effect, changes the status of tax collectors to tax receivers. The taxpayer either pays the collector voluntarily or suffers sale of real estate, plus a stiff penalty. The law is a wordy instrument but, boiled down aa interpreted by local officials, it is:. Tax is levied against seated lands which are defined as settled lands; a rebate l» allowed on county, poor, road and sorrie other forms of tax but not on school tax, for a period; then for another period, face value is collectables; then Dec. 1, 6' per ""Cent is added; then beginning Jan. 1, in the year succeeding the levy of the tax, 1 per cent is added monthly, on the first Monday of the month until sold b{r the county treasurer on the^ firat Monday of August. "' It will thus be seen' that the prompt taxpayer pays 95 per cent of the sum levied against him; the delinquent pays face value, 5 per cent penalty and. 8 per cent monthly penalties, or a total of 18 per cent more than the prompt person. Or If the property is allowed to go to sale and the owner wishes to redeem, on top of all the tax and penalties as well as costs of sale, there is added 25 per cent, making 43 per cent which the delinquent pays. Last llay of Urnce. As interpreted, this is the last day of grace for taxpayers to escape at least some ,of the penalties for the law very specifically provides that unless payment • is made by the first Monday of- May, It is the duty of the collector to certify the names of "all delinquents to the county commission- era who in turn place it in-the hands of the county treasurer where it- may be paid, until the sale in August, with some addit'ional penalties as niay'' be added. Jt is no small task for the larger collectors especially to get all the lists made up. City Treasurer John R. Martin has been working on a tentative' list to be returned for some time and, although warning has been sounded time and again, many have not heeded the call and face the proposition of paying the penalty. Of course the sale made in August Is not the final disposition of the property, as before mentioned, The sale conveys only an Inceptive title which only ripens Into a complete title in two years. In the meantime, the owner or one having an equity in the property may redeem it by paying 25 per cent penalty. If sold to the coun- „ (Continued on-Page 13) URGES OVERTHROW OF RtNGJLFONSO i*fod tfflaniuho'l fiery flpeech Carries fftyhf for Repttblioanidfli Into tt«art of Spanish Capital. • PLEADS FOR RBVOLUtlON ALMOST AT PALAOH OATB Speaks for Two Hour*, Arguing Audience Should Stcrtt Revolt at^Once, but kearers Remain Orderly. By JOHN DB Staff Correspondent,. MADRID, May'S-Y-The fight for republicanism in Spain was carried to the heart of King Alfonso's capital here last rilght, when Miguel Unamuno, picturesque elderly revolutionary and returned exile, demanded the youth Of the nation^*yerthrow the throne. Unamuno, whose arrival in Madrid on May 2 was attended by hysterical enthusiasm among.his followers who were beaten with Sabres by'the police, exhorted more than 3,000 persons at the. Athaneum club to rebel. ',.. Hlti white hair .tossing about his fiery old face, he assailed the king and his ministers almost within hall- ing distance of the (palace. "May God help us save poor Spain," he cried. - ' .. Pleads for Revolution. For nearly two hours Unamuno spoke and time and again pleaded with _hls audience to go into the streets and 'start the revolution. He assailed the dictatorship of the late General Prlmo do Rivera as well as the monarchy. He said the youth of, Spain would overthrow the present post-dictatorship regime and save the nation. Unamuno bitterly attacked King Alphonso. He' mentioned conversations with other Spaniards during his exile —with Blasco. Ibanez, the) Marcellno Domingo and others. Despite his impassioned pleas for the end of the monarchy, however, police on duty at the hall had little unusual to do. The''meeting was orderly. The newspaper Bl Liberal, commenting editorially on the reception - of Unamuno on May 1, when a small riot occurred at the railway station; condemned the conduct of the police. Several students were Injured In the riot. 500 PEEPS BURN. .- ' >.. .-,-./ ;_ , • ^'•\:. • ' Brooder Hpuse . Near Wllllamsburg and Chicks Are^De»troyed by 1'ire. Five hundred little fchicKens, ranging in age from 3 weeks to 9 weeks, were destroyed by a tire which burned the brooder' house' at the home of James K, Wineland at Shellytown, a suburb of Williamsburg, early Friday morning. \ The Williamsburg firemen responded to a call but the little structure was doomed when they arrived. The loss on the building, chicks and brooder is $450. Mr. Wineland had his brooder house heated with a coal heater but owing to the warm weather .made too much heat and he installed a small oil burner, which exploded and set' the building on fire. The building was apart from .other buildings and was the only one datriaged. TOWNSHIP CENSUS RETURNSCOME IN Snyder Shows Increase In Population but Falling Off - In Farms While Taylor Grows Mostly In Latter. • Snyder township, Blair county's most northerly subdivision which ten years ago suffered a 4l1^slunip In population as compared wltji tho previous ten years, staged a partial comeback in the last decade, according to figures turned Into the office of Hays W. Gulp, 'supervisor of the census, tdday. Mrs 4 ,' Mildred Rothrook is the enumerator, ' . . Mrs, Rothrock found 2,185 people residing in the township us compared with 2,034 ten years ago. There is a falling-off In farms, however. While the enumerator ten years ago reported 100 farms in operation, the present enumerator found but forty-seven. Twenty years ago, Sny^er township had a population of 2,458 and thirty years ago, 9,010. * This district is both agricultural and mining, the industries consisting of clay mining, brick manufacturing and the quarrying of limestone rock and the manufacturing of by-products; many persons residing in the Tyrone district are employed in Tyrone Industry. The limestono business not having been so good lately, likely explains why the population did not increase more, Taylor toyvnship, located In the southern part of the county and surrounding Roaring Spring, ia almost entirely a farming district and a very good one at that. 'The population Is greater than at any time in thirty years although the growth has been small. Miss Marie Cowan is the enumerator and this morning returned her books to tl>« office of Mr. Culp, allowing population of 1,382 as compared with 1,309 ten years ago; 1,315 twenty years ago and 1,384 thirty years ago. It will thus be seen that Taylor haa just \about (Continued on page 10.) WEA'l'HEU 1'OKECAST. WASHINGTON, i>. 6., May 3.— Western Pennsylvania—Fair and continued cool toniglit: Sunday, increasing 1 cloudiness and slightly warmer, followed by showers Sunday night or Monday. Eastern Pennsylvania—Fair tonig'ht and Sunday, slowly rising temperature, diminishing northwest winds becoming variable. INJURIES FATAL TO AGEJUITIZEN William 4 B.' Henderson Is '* . * Struck by Car as He Attempts to Cross Street Near Home In Tyrone. William Blgler Henderson, aged resident of Tyrone, died at. the Altoona hospital this, morning at 12.35 o'clock; death, being due. to shock and injuries received when'he was struck by an automobile in front of his home in Tyrone yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Mr. Henderson had been resting in his home during the afternoon and had just started out for a walk and to do an errand in the' business district. He makes his home with hia brother, Jacob Henderson, and family on Logan avenue near Cottage street.' He crossed over the., avenue to go down 1 Cottage street, when a large sedan, driven by John Moreland of Altoona, hit him, knocking him to the street. The car ran and slid for'a distance of sixty feet before coming to a stop, it is said, and the driver and others took the injured man into the Henderson home. Dr. £3. B. Murchlson was summoned and rendered ilrst aid and advised his removal to tho hospital. An examination of injuries received, made at the hospital immediately upon arrival of the patient, revealed abrasions of the left side of .the forehead, knees, a fracture of the right humerus and a fracture of the left femur. The shock of the accident and possible internal injuries are held responsible for the man's death. Coroner Chester C. Rothrock was notified and, in connection with the state motor patrol, is making an investigation. Pictures of the scene ot the accident were taken this morning. It is thought that Mr. Henderson became confused when a car driven by Charles Tonkay of Tyrone passed, followed closely by the Moreland car, and stepped back directly in the path of the latter car. Mr. Henderson was born Sept. 11, 1851, in Warriors Mark township, Huntingdon county, the son of Robert L. and Susan Beck Henderson. lv early life he followed farming and later became a construction contractor in Tyrone and did considerable railroad building. He was never married. Surviving are two sisters and two brothers. Mrs. (Continued on page 10.) m/tt<*e Probes Woman** Expenses Mcs. Ruth Hann» McCormlck, center, winner of tW BepnMclait n*irtlnMI*h for United States senator from Illinois, and Senator Charles 8. tteneen, *l»ht, wKohi she defeated* lut »h«wit hert before the senate campaign expenditures committee, which opened aft Inquiry Into their campaign expenses. Senator C. C, BUI, Democrat, of Washington, a member of the committee, Is shown at the left. Mrt. MeCo«nlck told the committee : she spent «2»*,572.8d, while Senator Deneen said his e*p«n»e» we»e $»4,4B5.2t. WORKERS CLEAR S forftftdo.sfeitttretf of Wine Central gffttei **m to fleaty Task ot stntction. SCOUT ELECTION BEJM HELD TODAY Good Turn and \Be Prepared Candidates Fire Parting Political Shot Over Air to Radio Listeners, The Boy Scout "polls" were scenes of interest and • action today as members Of the "Good Tifrn" and "Be Prepared" political parties, each running a ticket for boy mayor and members of city council* bast bajlots today for election .which .will place the city government in juvenile hands May 10 in connection with observance's of Boys' and Girls' week. > A spirited political campaign has been waged by the respective candidates, particularly .for the post of mayor. James Shoenfelt is candidate for mayor on the "Be Prepared" party while Lynn Hlldebrand is being 'supported by the ''Good Turn" adherents. Both young men spoke over the air last night as a culminating effort on behalf, of their respective campaigns. Re-; suits of the balloting will be known' tonight. . _ prospective Mayor (Good Turn) Hildebrand spoke as follows by radio, scouts In all sections of the city listening in on his address: .... Address by. Hlldebrand. ', "Scouts, friends and my many listeners, as campaign manager and Candidate for. mayor on the Good !Turn ticket, I wish to express -my, point of view in, .regard toMny.^artyJji.plat- form. ' Thef n;eH*f- of thfe' <Soott fc Turn party is -.that .our,, platform, should < .be one ot; fmre scouting, , because the •scbutS;are thrones who goyer,n our city.-for one day.. we feel that scouts do not '.need more recreation, but Better scouting instead. We do, however, believe in aiding in the different recreational programs of the city, as we want to help other peopje at all times. In opposition to the rival party and for the good of AltoQna scouting, the delegates of the Good Turn party have drawn up the following platform : '(1. To base the scouting program of 'Altoona more on campcraft and nature lore. • ' - • 2. To do a civic good t\irn by aiding in the production of a .better and Safer recreation program, for the younger peopl» of the city, "3. To do a good turn by providing a summer program for those scouts who are unable to attend camp. "Every red blooded scout knows that our platform If one of pure scouting and the real plan for the improvement of scouting in Altoona. "In conestion with the three past weeks of campaigning, I have a little story to tell. There was a certain farmer who bought a harness made from a special kino of leather. One day ag he was in the field making hay .up came a thunder shower. The farmer started for the barn so the hay would not get wet, but rain was upon him before he reached the barn. When he reached the barn he found to his surprise that the harness had gotten wet and had stretched and out there in the middle of the Held stood the wagon load of hay. The rain continued for almost half an hour and then the sun came out, Finally the* h^y dried out and the harness shrank .pulling that load of hay right into the barn. "If (n the three past weeks of campaigning, my opponent has soaked our platform and stretched its harness, I hope that this speech will dry the plat- (Contlnued on page 10.) TWO HUNDRED ARE DROWNED IN JAPAN (By United Prens.) TOKIOi May 3.—Approximately 200 Japanese lishermen apparently lost their lives in a storm In Anlwa Bay, Saghalien island, last night, dispatches received here today said, Herring hauls valued at J2,000,000 were lost when a number of fishing vessels went down. Half the fishing tools of bdats which did not sink were washed away, and the herring hauls of the entire fleet were lost. The dispatches said 221 fishermen aboard twenty-five o£ the vessels were rescued. REGULARS DEFEATED BY INSURGENT REPUBLICANS (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, D. C., May 3.— N on the- flexible provision. Having registered its'will on the last of the "fighting rates" the house today turned to administrative clauses in the tariff bill of 1930. No such revolt was anticipated as that which overrode -the regular Republicans yesterday when insurgent Republicans joined with Democrats in a temporary coalition to adopt the senate rate of 2 cents on sugar and to place- lumber and shingles on the free list. The farm export debenture bounty and the flexible clause w.ere the chief items up for individual votes and the house, having expressed definite views on both in the past,' was expected to accede again to its leaders dictates. Chairman Hawley of the ways and means committee, who led a iutlle fight for compromise rates of 2.2 ctnts on sugar and 75 cents oil-lumber yesterday, said last night he would introduce motions today for elimination of the debenture clause, and insistence In the past, the house has expressed itself as opposed to the debenture, but favorable' toward the flexible provisions of the present tariff, law, which enable the president to raise or lower tariffs within certain limits. . When the farm marketing act was before congress,. the house forced the senate to . eliminate the debenture clause from the measure; The present tariff bill, as passed by the house some months ago retained then flexible provisions of the existing tariff law with minor moderations. Displeasure was expressed by house leaders when the senate struck these provisions from the bill. Hence, they were expected to welcome the opportunity to demand its return. Capitol observers admitted great surprise at the unexpected turn of events yesterday. The break came without warning after the house had played "follow the leader"-, in accepting the conference report, the 6 cent tariff on cement and in returning silver to the free list. STATE CANDIDATES APPEAL TO WOMEN Leading Aspirants for Republican and Democratic Nominations Outline Platforms Before League. ' V.. (By UnltW .-Presa.) PITTSBURGH, May 3.—Leading candidates for the Republican nomination for senator and governor and many Democratic candidates for state offices outlined their platforms before 600 persons at a meeting last night under the auspices of the Allegheny County League of Women'Voters. : Francis Bohlen, wet candidate for the senatorial' nomination, was the only prominent candidate who did not attend the meeting. Secretary of Labor James J. Davis, who also seeks a senate seat, arrived a few minutes late after a hurried automobile trip from Washington. Senatorial candidates spoke first and in alphabetical order..,Senator Joseph R. Grundy was called upon .first. Grundy said he would be guided and advised by senior Senator David A. Reed, to a large extent. He expressed t. determination to work to have Pennsylvania obtain a full share of, hos- pltallzation facilities for war veterans. He told of interest in improvement of the navigation facilities of rivers serving Pennsylvania, saying "I have observed that western.and southern senators have been exacting more than their share of the government funds for improving rivers in their sections without even administering gas to the senate." Sedgwick Kistler, unopposed candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, did not go into a discussion of issues, saying the Democratic state committee will adopt a party platform after the primary. Francis Shunk Brown, Republican candidate for the gubernatorial nomination, said he offered his record to lUunimut- •" on Page 13) tOUUl' A term of argument court opens at Hollidaysburg Monday. Judge Marlon D. Patterson, who will preside, lias a list of 132 cases scheduled for disposition. Among these are a large number of rules for the discharge of trust officers. Motions and petitions will be heard on Monday morning and District Attorney Richard H. Gilbert lias a number of submissions and domestic relations cuaea to be disposed of. KBCEIVK BLACK Five cans of black bass, from the Cumberland, Md., federal hatcheries were received in Altpona today through the Blair County Game, Fiaii and Forestry uaaoclaUon. The baas are the ttrqt to be sent into the county this season and the Us!) will be placed in the upper Rayitown or Juniata river. The Uah are of a. sufficient size to be legal for oLtahiftg when the sv-a.- sou ouentj. MAN IS INJURED IN AUTOMOBILE CRASH R. T. Shade, aged 28, of Hollidaysburg, suffered a slight head injury when a truck on which he was riding, driven by W. L. Cromer of R. D. No. 2, collided with a car driven by H. .E. Hanson of 110 Bast Willow avenue at 3.40 o'clock yesterday afternoon at Lexington avenue and First street. Cromer's truck was damaged to the extent of $40 and Hanson places t\iu damage at $20. Cars driven by Wray P. Wiley ol Bellwood and a son of Qharles Kiraes of this city collided on Thursday on Bast Walton avenue when Kimes attempted to pass the Wiley car. Bach car was damaged to the extent of $150. FIREPROOF PRISON DEMANDED IN OHIO Columbus Inquiry Board's Re- pojt to Governor Blames Delay and Confusion for 'Big Loss of Life. (By United "Pres.'i.? COLUMBUS, p., May ,3.—The demand for new, fireproof buildings at Ohio state penitentiary • became insistent today as citizens and officials studied reports based on two separate investigations of the tragedy. Governor Myers Y. Cooper, . to whom the reports were submitted, members of the .legislature and other officials expressed themselves in favor of an entirely fireproof—prison, and- supported several recommendations of the state board of inquiry, which conducted one investigation, and Chief Assistant Fire .Marshal Edward H. Lee, who headed the other. The two reports on the fire differed in one vital respect, the origin of the blaze. The board of .inquiry ascribed' it to_defective wiring, while the fire marshal's Jftlce contended it was incendiary. The testimony of prison guards that most of the 322 fatalities could have BELOVED DAMAGE WILL APPROXIMATE |5,000,000 Red Oroit And National GfMtfrf Relieve Distress of UIJH*«I» ^ and Homeless—Death fott Is 23. (By United Prm.) CHICAGO, May 3.—Storm-anattefe* sections of. nine central state* ttwnedL .oday to the task of reconstruction «* volunteer workers cleared away d<*WS> -, eft by the season's first onslaught ot destructive, life-taking tornadoes and violent storms. Scores of families, after a night fa- temporary tent shelters provided By relief organizations, began toe d»» heartening work of rebuilding tfiei? ruined homes. Red Cross and national guard unitw engaged in relieving, the suffering ot the many injured and the hundred* made homeless in the, series ot «& clonic disturbances, reported a storm toll of twenty-three death* «wt damage approximating $5,000,000. A survey of the devaated areas showed that the towns of Tekamah, Neb., Norborne, Mo., Westby, Wis., and Russell, la., had suffered moat. Caring for Injured. At Tekamah last night both Red Cross and national guard unit*. iretB-, busy caring for those injured' and th*-^ many left shelterless by the tornado* r that laid waste a large section at tn*> town when it struck there Thursday ' evening in a wild course over norttt- eastern Nebraska. -.. Tekamah's deaths numbered four and its losses were estimated at. JISO,800. - " \ First ala crews established head* quarters yesterday at Norborne, atoi;^ where five were killed by the twiate* '• that raged from northeastern' Kansas over northeastern Missouri. Damage , totalled $100,000. fattened farm buildings, uprooted trees and dead livestock were i ' -1 ^ over the countryside. Rescue workers* reported. At Westby, Wis., where a small boy" was killed, the damage caused by tHe tornado that whirled across it was said to total *1QO.OQO. Details were lacking aa line repair crews sought to restore the town's communication system. • ' ; : •- ' • -.' ,„.__ _^ Farm losses Hemrfjfcg — d A prospect- of ruin almost as dismal lay habitants in other states of the- west. Farm losses were- reported 1» be heavy* as the result of wlmfa accompained by lightning, hail torrerftial downpours. ^ Tabulation, of the deaths due to ths. tornadoes and storms showed five persons killed at Norborne, Mo., four at' Tekamah, Neb., three at Lake City, Minn.; Duluth, 2; Antiocb, 111., 2; Kickapoo, Kas., 2: and one each at Russell, la., Westby; Wis., Rockfoxd, 111., Lawton N. D., and Galesburgi,, 111. : , OFF^NDEBS FINED AT > CITT POLICE COUET Arthur F. Blackburn and Joseph F. Wolf were arrested on a charge of fighting by Officer Paul Futtz at 12.3a been averted with a pre-arranged plaa I O'clock this morning at Union aye- of action was reflected in the state' J m "-"• -»—» " —«-•• board's finding. "The delay and confusion in meeting the emergency we find to be directly traceable to the lack ot an organized plan," the report said, "and this failure directly contributed to the loss of life." Discussing the delay in turning in the alarm, the committee "Although the evidence is in conflict as to the exact time the fire waa discovered, there was clear evidence that the guard room was notified between 5.20 and 5.30 o'clock. The warden (Preston E.,Thomas) testified he knew of the fire at 5.35 o'clock. The first alarm received by the Columbus fire department from inside the penitentiary was at 5.40 o'clock, an earlier alarm having been given from outside the prison. There is no explanation for this gap o* Ume, ranging from ten to twenty minutes, that existed between the discovery of the fire until the alarm was turne'd in from inside the penitentiary. We find in this delay evidence of lack of a general plan of organization to meet an emergency of fire." The delay caused by the refusal of the guards to unlock the cells early also was criticized on the ground that this would not have freed the men eh- tlrely from the building. The fire marshal's theory of incen- dtarism was based on the discovery of inflammable material in the cell block. His report said prisoners had access AGED WOMAN TAKEN HOSUB. Miss Helen McConnell, aged 86, a , resident of Summit. Gambia county, and confined to the Altoona hospital fpr several months aa a result of * fracture of the left hip and also of the • ' left arm, yesterday waa able to • be taken from the hospital and returned to her home. The aged woman was Injured in a fall while at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Anna Rattlgan of to barrels of oil. Much attention was given by the governor's committee to what it termed "the deplorable Inadequacy and antiquated condition" of the prison. EFFORrBEING MADE TO REMOVE INEQUITIES FROM TARIFF BILL Uy JJ4V1P LA \VKKNt) K (Copyright, 1930, by Altoona Mlr?or.) WASHINGTON, D. C., May 3.— The administration, feeling that it must ultimately assume responsibility anyhow, is now engaged in trying to remove from the tariff bill Us most glaring inequities. The house of representatives la proving responsive and flexible. The administration is really in contra) the prospects are that within a and few days the conference report on the tariff will be completed and ready for final vote. The most significant action taken by either house since the conference began was the vote on Friday whereby the bouse of representatives receded from its position on the sugar schedule from a rate of {2.40 per hundred pounds, originally adopted by the bouse, to $2 per hundred pounds. It had been thought that the rate might be fixed at $2.20, but administration influence brought about the low rate. There haa been a prolonged controversy over the sugar schedule and at one time the senate was prepared to retain the existing duty of ft.TS. Cuba has b«en very much disturbed over the prospect of a prohibitive tariff, arguing that the entire island would suffer an economic, depression if Cuban 'products were abut out by .the barrier of on American tariff. Billions of dollars of American money are invested in Cuba and tnt purchase by the Latter of American goods «re also considerable. This is by no means the end of the sugar controversy, for' with the increasing production and low cost tu both the Philippines and Cuba the 00. nue and Twentieth street. At police court hearings this morning they • were each fined 15.80, '' . , Edward Wertz, arrested in a raid • at Cora Leonard's place at 1023 Ninth avenue last night, waa fined J50.80 or sixty days in the city prison, J. W. Klink and Helen Philips, alias Filus, were each fined.$28.80 or thirty days. - r Creason. BRITISH VESSEL AMSTERDAM, Holland, The British steamer May ?.— Raven went down in the North sea after a cot* lision with the Greek steamar Cleopatra near the Island of Borkum today, advices from the Island ot Terschelling said. The Cleopatra saved the crew of the Raven. The Raven is a steamer of 1,337 tons. CHILD'S HEAD LACEBATKJJ. Howard Reith, aged 5, of Efiurth avenue and Ninth street, Lukemont, suffered a deep laceration of the right side of the head yesterday when h« fell off a swing at hia homa. wound was treated in the Mercy has* pltal dispensary, three skin clips being required to close the woiuui. Tetanus anti-toxin was also administered. TO START EXCAVATING Work will be, started on Monday morning by R. B. Vaughn & Son o» the excavating for the Addition to thft William F. Gable company atora on Twelfth avenue. J. C. Orr * Son to the general coatracting ftrm which h«* sublet the foundation work to th« Vaughn arm. to, S OIVBif. Tetanus' anti-toxin to prevent jaw infection was adminiatar*4 John A. Filer, of 3011-2 BeUc street, who had stepped on * D»il yesterday morning, when ha «(MI»I ' treatment in the Mercy bagpital ai*f, pensary yesterday afternoon. OONGBBSS TODAY. (By Uultcd Scant*. In recess until Monday. Votes oa bill.

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