Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on May 28, 1930 · Page 1
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Cancel • . , »„ WEDNESDAY EVENING, WAV M, • THIRTY PAGE&-PRICB LABOR CONVENTION IS HEARING CLOSE Delegate! of Stftt* f ettorfttioft* Hear Timely Addresses And fleet Officers at forenoon - Session, . • ' ,- ..••-, , «Jtie« hf i D'clock tthfiriday afternoon to UMlfM ;heif publication ! ht Bftfftftf«y'« e«- tfan. / J " 1NOORSEM15NT IS OIVEN V TO DAVIS AND PINOHOT Mudh Disorder Marks Night ; Meeting When Opposition IB Manifested Toward former Governor. ;• Entering upon their full day's pro« gram, delegates attending the twenty-ninth annual convention 'of the Pennsylvania State Federation of Labor at. the ' Penn-Alto hotel this morning elected officers for the en\ suing year and also heard several able Lmdresses by noted labor ItfSders. &*•'.. In* onty ? contest,jvhloh marked the election this forenoon, was that for the first vice presidency. John Tt Kmetz of Nanticoke was reelected to this post. Other vice presidents, elected today, are! \ Second, Fred Lauter- wassei), Philadelphia; third, A. P. Bower, Reading; fourth, William L. Cooney, Scranton; fifth, P. J. Mo- Orath, Pittsburgh'; sixth, Lawrence J. j Katz, Harrlsburg, and seventh, Charles Emmert, Erie, John A. Phillips, Philadelphia Typographical urt^on head, was elected president 'of the federation without opposition. James E. Kelly of Harrisburg was fceelected secretary< • treasurer. <3harlea' Lahr, Pittston, James McBlroy, Philadelphia, .and John Carrahan, Plains, were reelected auditors. Phillips, the newly elected president, was presented a handsome traveling bag and brief case by the Philadelphia delegates In cognizance of his being elected to the highest office 'In the state federation. L. O. Halries, also Of Philadelphia, made the presentation t« ThllHps, who responded with mud* feeling in expressing his appreciation of the gifts. . WtAlngton Man Speaks. John jJManning-'Of Washington, D. C., whbjl* affiliated with the American Federation of Labor was a speaker before trto convention this morning and urged his hearers to do their utmost^to prevent the Importation of prison-made goods Into Pennsylvania. Manning, who Is one of the executives of the labor- trades department of the American federation, urged the passage of laws which will block Interstate .commerce in prison- made goods. 'E(uch laws are now be- NWte<.th*./Pennsylvania legislature and should be supported by the state fed- eilard Mannlng. Mrs. Margaret Burke, who is president Ol the Women's Trade Union league of Philadelphia,, attending -the convention as a delegate from, her organization, addressed the assemblage this morning on the importance of having housewives Informed on labor matters, thus bringing about double interest in the homes. This Is being accomplished, Mrs. Burke asserted, through the organization of auxiliaries, many of which are now functioning in Philadelphia. John Kmetz, first vice president of the federation, presided over the sessions today. He has been serving as presiding officer o.' the federation since the death of the president, the late Congressman John J. Casey of Wllkea-Barre. . Davls-Plnchot Endorsed. ' In a stormy session held last night, the delegates voted endorsement to the candidacies of James J. Davis for United States senator and Gifford Pinchot for governor. This action dissolved any movement, planned by the Labor party of Pennsylvania, to sponsor its own ticket In the general election next fall. Pinohot was the object of much opposition, manifested by the alleged "wet elements" in the convention Several spokesmen for up-state delegations took the floor and in lengthy speeches scored Plnchot for certain of his actions. However, the general trend of the delegates swung toward Plnchot and In the vote that was taken on the resolution, offered In support of Davis and Pinchot, the count was 86 for and 89 opposed. Adjournment followed shortly after the vote, this action being taken to end the chaos that marked the discussions. A number of other resolutions received approval last evening as follows: Protest against "yellow dog" or Individual contracts and injunctions against discussion of them; protest against importation of labor to this state from other sections of the country; protest against child labor between the ages of 14 and 16 in factories of the state and securing of necessary federal and state legislation ; approval of. the proposal to secure a new state pluipbing code. Drees Southern Campaign. Mias Louise Gahen, executive secretary of the Women's Trade Union league, Philadelphia, addressing the delegates last evening, urged support of the movement to organize labor in the south. Abuse of power is resulting from the, lack of suitable union or- (Contlnued on pa^e 17) tfOflOl #0 >rtd*y, ttfrs SSjJNl «SJBat HOLIDAY Altoon* Work* tb tiioie Down fflda? and as F»» as Practicable oft Saturday Employes of the Altoona Works and the Middle division of the. Pennsylva-- hia Railroad ebmpahy Will hfcvft the opportunity to enjoy the Memorial day holiday. \ ••-,*„ the Altotfna Works will close dow» Friday, Memorial day, and as far as practicable on, Saturday.. This will bermit the big* majority of the office torc'es and' the shopmen to enjoy Friday, Saturday ahd Sunday as a holiday period. '"'•'.•• ••"• The Middle division offices in the Logan House, with the exception* of the train dispatching force, will be, closed for the holiday as will also the freight station. • There will'be no curtailment of through, passenger or freight traffic. The holiday train serv- itfe on the Petersburg and Henrietta branches will be Observed Friday and, the freight station being closed, the local freight service will be omitted for the day. .., * • 1 4 DIVISIONS FOR MEMORIAL PARADE \ • General Orders for Mammoth Pageant In Altoona Friday Are Issued by i. R. Shearer, Marshal. • TO INCLUDE VETERANS' AND PATRIOTIC BODIES Flowers, Purchased by School Children" s Contributions, Will Be Distributed In City's Cemeteries.' General orders for the formation of the Memorial day parade in this city were issued today by J. H. Shearer, marshal, to all patriotic and veterans' associations and other organizations which will be found in the line of march on Friday., Preparations for the pageant, which yearly is one of the most. important public events in Altoona, have, been under way for several weeks. The general committee has received reports from numerous organizations of their intentions* to "participate and these bodies have been divided into four divisions for the parade. Each division will be headed by a marshal. The general outline of the drders is as follows: / Organizations will form in the fol lowing order, and be prepared to move at 9.15 a. m. Chief marshal and staff will form at Seventh avenue and Eighth street. First D|vl»lon. Captain George T. R. Wicker, 110th infantry, commanding. This division will form- on Eighth street, between Seventh, and Eighth avenues, with right renting on Seventh avenue. 110th Infantry band. • ' Regimental headquarters company, 110th infantry. Headquarters company, 2nd battalion 110th infantry. Company G. 110th Infantry. Second Division/ J. Emory*Shute. marshal. \ This division will form on Seventh avenue, between Eighth and Tenth streets, with right resting on Eighth street. The automobiles of this division will report to Pdst No. 02, G. A. R. hall, Chestnut avenue, where the. or, ganizatlons assigned to this division will board same at 8.30 a. m., and proceed to their position in line. Post No. 02, Grand Army of the Republic. „ *. „ Post No. 468, Grand Army of the Re public. Circles Nos. 8 and 18, Ladies of the Grand Army ot the Republic. Daughters of Veterans. Spanish-American. War veterans' auxiliary. War Mothers. . Disabled veterans of the World war Floats bearing flpral contributions of the Altoona schools. Third Division. Captain L. M. Morris, marshal. This division will form on Seventh avenue, between Eighth and Sixth streets, with right resting on Eighth 8 Drum corps, Spanish-American War veterans. . ,„, Dewey post, Spanish-American War veterans. (Continued on Page 17) TWO ARE BURNED IN COUPON FIRE NAME GRADUATES AT SENIOR HIGH Total HAS Increased to 689 Members * Wflh Additional Students Still to Complete Conditions. ' ' INCLUDE* LAST MID-YEAR CLASS IN LOCAL SCHOOLS Baccalaureate Service Will Be Reid Sunday Afternoon and Commencement on Tuesday Evening, DEATH TOLL INCREASING IN RIOTING AT RANGOON r Index to Today's News Page 2—Pomona granges meet in Bellwood. Crossword puzzle. p ttge 3—Ghandhi's death in jail feared. . Page 8—In the business world of today. Page—fir-Continued story, "The Ragged Prlnoess." p tt g e g_ Editorial, Timely Topics, Tha Saunterer, etc. Page 8—South American tour described. " Page 11—Banquet (speaker lauds motherhood. . Page 12—Erroegrams. \ Page 16—Bedford High to grant diplomas. . Page 18—Society, chufch and fraternal news. •• Page 19—Business, market and financial news. Pages 20, 21, 22 and 23—Sports. Pages 26 and* 27—Correspondence. Pages 28 and 29—Classified section. , Page 29—"Out Our Way" by Williams, Two persons were burned, one seriously, a double dwelling razed to the ground and considerable furniture and equipment destroyed yesterday afternoon at Coupon when the one-storj structure occupied by Samuel Marino and William Morris and their respective families was set ablaze by flames of a rather uncertain origin. Marino, aged 40, U a patient at the Altoona hospital where his condition today was regarded as critical. Mrs Etsie Ducoli, aged 31, also of Coupon and who was in the Marino home ai the time the lire started, also is i patient in the local hospital painful!) but less seriously burned. The precise origin of the fire is mor or less of a mystery but It is contendet that the flames came from a furnace and defective flue, Marino and the Ducoli woman, it Is reported, being in the cellar at the time the conflagration started. The lire spread rapidly leav Ing little opportunity to save contents in either side of the double dwelling. An explosion is said" to have oc curred in connection with the. early stages of the tire and Marino was temporarily rendered unconscious. Hr was rescued by neighbors and was tak en to the Altoona. hospital In his own (Continued oa Fage 17) Announcement of the names of members of the 1930 graduating class at the Senior^ High school was authorized at the school this morning, the total/number of graduates now having increased to 680, with the names of additional seniors to 'be added after reexaminatlon and other conditions are cleared. \ .'•'... The class-Is by fari the latest ever graduated from the school and probably Will stand as a record . for at least several years since the last of the mid-year classes is Included in\the number. Eighteen pairsi Of brothers arid sisters, including two sets of twihs, and a bllnd_youth, who is fulfilling a lifelong ambition'to complete his high ,school studies, at .the local school, are included in the class. The baccalaureate service . for the class will be held at a o'clock Sunday afternoon - in the Roosevelt Junior High school auditorium while the commencement exercises will be held on Tuesday evening in the same auditorium. The class banquet will be held Monday evening at the Penn-Alto hotel. . • ; Lilt of Graduates. The roll of the class follows: • A Albert Wililam Abdallah ' Gertrude Abram . < / Lena Abram . . , Evelyn Ruth Alkey Marian Louise Ake Walter Albright Donna Mary Antes,. ' Benard Herbert Arstein Kenneth E. Ayers • • •''*'. Hlldegarde B. Baer Bertha^ P. Baker Clarence Hess Baker ; ' Joseph Gelst Baker Ruth Alma Baker Anna Jane -Bait Paul W. Barclay. Roberta L. Barclay May Bard Adeline Keturah Barger Ted' Rlttenhouse Barker Paul C. Barnes Frederick C. Parr Mary Louise Barry Mary Helen Bartholomew . Dorothy Elizabeth Easier - Iva Genevleve Batrus James B. Beatty Ruth Eleanor Beck , Edwin J. Beckel . Edith K.' Beegle William Clyde Bennett Alfred C. Benney Patsy Anthony Berard ' Selma Berger / ; Inez Ruth Bering Edith\ Mae Berkstresser (Continued on Pag,e 14) CLASS OF 99 WILL RECEIVE DIPLOMAS Hollidaysburg High Graduates Largest Class In Its History —Commencement Scheduled for June 5. The annual commencement exercise of the Hollldaysburg High school wll be held on Thursday evening, June B at 8 o'clock-in the High school audi tqrlum. The ten honor students of th class have been given subjects fo their orations. The orations this yea will give, in their entirety, a well rounded Idea of the subject, "Reading and Education." Such a theme is par ticularly fitting this year In view o the fact that during the summer i library will be installed In the High school. Superintendent Calvin V. Erdlj furnishes the following complet commencement program: Overture, "Calypso" S. Berani Processional, "March of Hope," Mendelssohn , High School orchestra Invocation, Rev. Frederick D. Eyster pastor of Reformed church Salutatory..' Goldie Lasse Oration, "The School Library," Dorothy Evelyn Rish Oration, "Books," Betty Carolyn Kem Oration, "Reference Materials," Edwin Morrison Clappe Violin solo, "Mazurka," E. Mylnank Dorothy Working Good Oration, "Magazine In Education," Alta Marie Gearhar Oration, "Modern Verse," Sue Idella Brow Oration, "Pictorial Education Aids," Gladys Ruth Gearhar Oration, "The Librarian," Eleanor Elizabeth Kirkhan: Valedictory Hilda Marie Frederic Soprano solo, "Shadow Time," Ethel Oral Address, "The Light Bringer," Alexander Cairns. Ph. D.. Newark N. J. Presentation of awards Presentation of class, Superintenden Calvin V. Erdly Presentation of diplomas, Walter M Leedom, president of the Hollidays burg board of education Benediction, Rev. Frederick D. Eyster pastor Reformed church Recessional, "Coronation March," Wagne High School orchestra Following is a complete list of th ten honor students of the class o 1930: First honor, valedictoJ-tian, Hild Marie Frederick, 515 Walnut streel (Continued on 1'uge U) The death toll was announced of- .clallyv as sixty-three this morning, with 7i« injured. It was said, how- ver, that there were mAny more cas- aities which had not come to official ttentfon. I*o "Europeans have been killed so ar* in. the fighting, although several jVe: been attacked. The' food situation was growing desperate today with all shops, and lazaars remained closed to prevent ootlng. ; Four Persons Killed. LONDON, May 28.—A curfew law was in} force in Lucknow, India, to- ay 'after the killing of four persons and the. injuring of thirty others to a clash between police and followers of Mahatma Gandhi, a Lucknow dis- >atch to the London Daily News said. Fourteen of the injured were/police. The clash occurred in the busiest section of the city, and threw the pop- tlation into panic. ' An official announcement said the iolice had dispersed a mob and author- tied thereupon withdrew military re- . tfiy united Wei's.) ' Inforcements. RANGOON, Burma* May 28.-^Coin> tacked again. Then^ the rioters at, iutiai rioting; bitween striking dock orkers and strike-breaker* continued i Rangoon today despite the presence f several bodies of British and native Police fired fifty-seven shots at short range, and then used buckshot. By WEBB MILLER start Correspondent BOMBAY, May 28.— Bombay reached the middle of the week in a much quieter -mood today after the tumuRU' ous and bloody rioting Which kept the city on tenter-hooks for the past two days. • / The rest of. India appeared tb share the comparative calm, judging from the absence of reports telling of serious disturbances in the rebellion movement. The interlude was used for checking over the casualties from the disorders which' made Monday and Tuesday, two of the most terrible days since Mahatma Gandhi and a few followers began the march from Ahma- dabad to Dandl, Which instituted the passive resistance campaign against British rule. Across the bay. of Bengal, however, ln\ Burma, communal rioting of the past two days was continued at Rangoon, despite the presence of British troops. Several Europeans were reported attacked, although none was among the 'many dead. The total dead in India and Burma sincd Sunday totalled eighty-two, of whom sixty-three were killed at Rangoon in the street fighting between (Continued on Page 17) FINE TRIBUTE IS PAID WARJOTHPS Eight Women doing to Graves of Soldier Dead In ffance Tendered Reception bf Lef ion Auxiliaries. ATTORNEY HABERSTROH IS PRINCIPAL SMBAKMi Handsome Gifts Are Presented N Honor Quest* — Oreetiafcli Extended by State Officers and Others. CRESSON HIGHWAY IS AGAIN CLOSED Detour Established on William Penn Road, In Effect Tomorrow* Is Likely to Last Throughout Summer. Despite the fact that motorists were led to believe that traffic would be maintained on the Cresson mo'un- tain section of the Wiiliam Penn highway during the remainder of the construction work on that project, , including concrete pouring, which - is scheduled to begin • In the immediate future, a detour is about to be put nto effect and the Action'closed to all traffic. ' ,V ' -*• Traffic will leave thyWilliam Penn highway at Hollidafsburg, taking United States route No. 220 to this city, from where the Buckhorn road will be used to Loretto, where the original" ^William Penn highway, United States route No.. 22, will ,be loined to reach western points. East- Dound travel will revel-so the route, leaving the. original Wlllianv Penn highway at Loretto and descend the mountain, via the Buckhorn road. Until Penn street in Hollldaysburg is ready for use, the present detour over borough '""street* in Hollldaysburg will be used for ttie William Penn highway traffic. 'The detour, while a lengthy one for through traffic, will inconvenience local motorists traveling westward but little. \ When> the Cresson mountain road was opened to traffic late last fall after being closed for construction from late July, motorists were informed through supposedly, reliable sources that the • remainder of the contract, which fell far behind schedule, despite ideal weather conditions, would have to be completed on the half-width construction plan and until a few days ago there was every reason to believe that this plan was to be followed. However, yesterday detour signs were erected along, the route, with tlieir .messages to the motoring public, screened with burlap curtains. It has been learned that the "unveiling" will take place, tomorrow morning if the weather'is fit for concrete pouring to be started, thus motorists planning holiday aiid week-end outings can look forward to It, although the somewhat longer detour over improved highways may prove preferable to the more direct route with one-way traffic and lengthy delays that would have been necessitated. In having the state highway department accede to their request for the reestablishment of the detour, which proved so detestable to tourists last (Continued on page 17)' POSTOFFIOE OBSERVES HOLIDAY FRIDAY, MAY 30 Holiday hours will be observed Fri day, Memorial day, at the Altoona pofltofflce. The following schedule of service for that day was announced this morning: Stamp and general delivery windows will be open from 7:30 to 9.30 a. m. only. There will be no money order or registry business transacted. • There 'will be no delivery by city or rural carriers but special delivery matter .will be delivered throughout the day. Collections will be made from the principal stations and boxes at 8 a. m. and 8 p. m., while at 2 p. m. a general collection throughout the city will be made. Mail deposited at the postoftice throughout the day will be dispatched on regular scheduled trains ARREST MADE IN CR1SSMAN ASSAULT Robert Henderson, Accused by Victim, Is Taken In Custody and Held on Highway Robbery Charge. Robert Henderson, colored, was arrested at, 1 o'clock this morning by 'Officer Calvin Bell at Eleventh avenue and Sixteenth street and is being held for a hearing on the charge of highway robbery. The police had been looking-for Henderson since the attack was made by two men on Howard S. Crlssman of 2322 Union avenue at Beale avenue and Twenty-eighth street last Saturday night. •• Following the assault |ahd robbery Crissman.. informed Captain . B. F. Miller that he believed that one of his assailants was Henderson and a search was immediately instituted for the man, •with the result that he • was located this morning by Officer -Bell and taken In custody. A commonwealth charge has been lodged against him before Alderman George F. Kolley of the Ninth ward. Crissman '• was knocked down and rendered >unconscious ! , by the two bandits. Under the circumstances he wad unable to identify the other/man, but the police have their, Busptcions and hope to get him. Crissman has not yet been located to identify Henderson positively as one of his assailants. , The bandits stole his pocketbook containing $70 in cash and valuable papers. The money and papers have not been recovered. Stanley Luther, Paul Cassidy and Clarence Hall,- arrested on the roof of the Strand theatre on a charge of disorderly conduct,-' were fined $2.80 each at police court hearings yesterday afternoon. INQUEST INTO DEATH OF R. E. LAFFERTY TONIGHT Bound together by a common loss, eight women of Blair and Bedford counties, comprising seven Gold Star mothers and one widow* will emfeark tills summer upon a pilgrimage to the graveVbf ^heir soldier ofead in France. These eight women were paid a beautiful tribute in the form of a fariwe.ll reception at a banquet meeting las,t evening in the Penn-Alto hotel^ Originated and sponsored by the Ladies' auxiliary to.Charles R. Rowan post, No. 228, American Legion, the affair last evening was attended by more than 150 guests, including three state officers of the Legion auxiliary, members of Legion auxiliaries in the Blair-Bedford area, men promineht in public life, Altoona and Juniata Mothers and members of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary. While only six of .the eight women who are going abroad from the two counties were able to be present at the farewell event, all were recipients of handsome gifts, formally presente* them last' evening by the state partment of\ the American Legion auxiliary and the Ladies' auxiliary and members of the Charles R. RoWan post. - ' . Climaxing a round of speechmaking on the evening's program was the masterful address by Attorney John J, Haberstroh, the principal speaker whose discourse teemed with .brillianl oratory and who touchingly eulogized the World war dead-and extolled Golc Star mothers as being "God's greatest jift." His'complete address appears on pagp 11 of this newspaper. ^Seven Mothers Present. The assemblage of Gold .Star mothers, numbering seven in all, including Mrs. Catherine Cole, Mrs.' Mary Slagle Mrs. Cora Walker, Mrs. Henrietta Cornelius, Mrs. Clara A. Temple, al of Altoona; Mrs. Clara L. Russell and Mrs. Joseph Booty, both of Bedford Mrs. Virginia M. Hopkins of Tyrom and Mrs. Myrtle Mclntosh of Holli daysburg, who will go abroad with the Blair and Bedford counts, women, were unable to attend the affair.-- Mrs Temple, who was present at the^ban quet had planned to make the European trip but only recently it Impossible to go. The seven gray-haired wpmen 0c cupled a table in the center of the War Governors' suite and' were the c'entral figures of the impressive ceremonies marking the event last evening. Seated with them was Mrs.. G. A. Howell of this city, who is state president of the American War Mothers. Invocation by Rev. R. Allen Hatch, chaplain of the Charles R. Rowan post, (Continued on Page 17) An inquest into the death of Robert E. Lafferty, aged 25, of 304 Lexington avenue, who .died about midnight last! Thursday within a short time after a truck on which he had been riding was wrecked at the Twenty-ninth street bridge,- will be neld at 7.30 o'clock this evening at the Stevens mortuary by Coroner Chester C. Rothrock, Leonard A. Vanderpool, aged 41, of 1604 Sixth avenue, alleged driver of the truck, will be given a hearing on several charges made as a result of the accident before Alderman George F. Kolley of the Ninth ward at 2.30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Vanderpool was released under ball yesterday afternoon after being held at City hall from the time of the'accident. DEMOCRATS OF STATE SET NEW MEETING TIME HARRISBURG, May 28.—The Democratic state committee will meet in Harrisburg for reorganization June 4, instead of June 12, State Chairman John R. Collins announced today. Democratic candidates nominated at the primary will be present and the platform on Which they will run in the November election campaign will be drafted. It Is said there is no opposition to the reelection of Chairman Collins and the other officers of the committee. GUAP ZEPPELIN STABTS. PERNAMBUCO, Brazil, May 28.— the dirigible Graf Zeppelin depart*! for Havana and Lakehurst, N. J., at 11.13 a. m. (9.13 a, m. E. S. T.) today, after being delayed several hours by rain. Defeated Candidate fjinvetiftnftl lit Effort t»' Bxetwie WILKES-BARR& May ort on the part at #f»»cf* Jro-wn, urtsttccessfuf candidate for tire Republican gubernatorial dominate, o have Judge S. Fine, a Ffflehot stip- lorter, excluded from consideration of matters connected with the cnatleitg- ng ot Luzerne county returns, had ailed today." / An affidavit signed by Brown wa» presented to the court. Fine's four colleagues gave Fine power to decide on the petition. His decision has not et been announced. Bonds totaling $65,000 posted by Jrown supporters for opening 325 bal- ot boxes in Luzerne country, are not II- accordance with the law, Judges IfcLean, Coughlin, Valentine, and Jones of the Luzerne court, decided ate yesterday. It.Was 1 further ruled that flew peti tions will have to be signet before any boxes can be opened in the county. Papers already presented ask only that certain boxes be impounded by the sheriff, it was decided. REFERENDUM^ BY STATE^PROBABLE "Bone-dry" Senators Willing to Submit Constitutional Amendment If Own People Wish Vote Taken. EXISTING REGULATIONS WILL BE STRENGTHENED Attorney General Mitchell Aims at Supreme Effort to Check Flow of Intoxicants After June 1. JEWELSC01 CONTROVERSY OVER ACTIONJF CURTIS Question Arises Whether Vice President Acted for Hoover In Sending Tariff Bill Back • to Conference. f By^ NATHAN ROBERTSON. ; " '' Staff -Correspondent. 'WASHINGTON, D. c.,' May 28.— St«te referendums to determine whether ^"The folks back home" still want prohibition were discussed today' by "hotter-dry"- senators as the administration laid plans for a supreme effort to dam the flow of Intoxicants when the justice department takes over prohibition enforcement July-1. 1 .Senator Walsh, Democratic, Montana, long a dry, joined the equally dry Senator Jones, Republican, Washington, todiiy In agreeing to vote to submit a constitutional amendment modifying or repealing 'the eighteenth amendment to his state if the citizens thereof showed they wanted to voti o*n it. Meanwhile, Senator Sheppard, Democrat, Texas,' co-author of the prohibition amendment, sai'd he would give "serious' consideration" t» any desire Texas might v manifest for such a vote. . . ' While senators discussed referendums, Attorney General Mitchell was planning to strengthen existing regulations affecting industrial alcohol diversion! He also let it be known he was consulting with district attorneys throughout the country on methods of improving coordination between investigators and prosecutors of prohibition law violations'. Signs Transfer Bill. President Hoover yesterday signed the Williamson bill transferring prohibition enforcement from the treasury to the justice department, effective TARIFF BILL WONT BE LONG ON ITS WAY TO WHITE HOUSE By UAV1U LAWUKNCIS. (Copyright, 1930. by Altoona Mirror.) WASHINGTON, D. C., May 28.— Although there are many things to be untangled, the tariff bill la, not to be delayed long on Its way to the White House. The ruling by Vice President Curtis sending the measure back to conference is largely a technical decision which happens to coincide with the wishes o{ the administration. While it is true that the conference committee does not have any authority to add material that is not already in the senate or house bills respectively, this is usually construed to set upper and lower limits in rates. Otherwise it- would be very difficult to work out a compromise onXadminlstrative provisions. In other words, the presiding officers of the senate have been inclined to view, quite liberally the compromise legislation that has come cut ol cuni'erence committees. The alternative to such<«procedure is to require the introduction of new legislation, the consideration by committees over again and, finally,-a debate und a roll-call, all of which congress la inclined to dispense with when once a matter gets into a conference committee. Theoretically the check against excessive use of legislative power by a conference committee is the fact that the senate or house can vote its approval or disapproval on separate items in a bill if it is so desired. In the case of the flexible provisions, however, it haa not been possible as yet to have a separate vote as the point ot order eliminated a vote. As a matter of fact, the point involved in the present instance is not a serious one because, even if power is not given to the tariff commission to proclaim a duty wfeen the president fails to act, such ,a joint resolution can be introduced at any time (Coatiuued ou .fage 17) By 1'AUL R. MA1XON, Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 28.— Whether Vice-president Curtis acted to aid President Hoover when he sent the $630,000,000 Smoot-Hawley tariff bill back to conference was the prime question of debate)* here today among congressional authorities and political observers. , k Republican chiefs like Floor Leader Watson and Chairman Smoot denied the administration had turned against the bill. Minority leaders like 'Robinson of Arkansas and Harrison of Mississippi openly charge the Curtis ruling, sending the bill back to conference for revision, was part of a Republican effort to kill the measure by delaying it. Democrats have been encouraged to believe Republicans have lost some enthusiasm for the bill because of the large number of foreign protests, and others such as that signed by more than 1,000 economists recently. Though word has spread around the capltol that President Hoover stands ready to sign the bill, provided he is allowed to retain control of the flexible provision, Democrats insist he would be relieved of embarrassment if congress let the bill die in conference. Curtis has kept his own counsel. His friends assert his action was dictated by the senate rules. They maintain he wus compelled to rule that the senate conferees exceeded their authority when they wrote the new compromise flexible provision in the bill. The effect of his action yritt, however, cause a delay of at least a week, and probably more, in cqnsider- ation of the bill in the senate. • - Smoot announced he would summon the conferees to meet again tomorrow to see if they can eliminate the matter which Curtis found objectionable He declined to explain why he re(Continued on Page 17) Police COtttifltti of 0*«f of Oftt Operating From IfltfilB) Florida, ' ' ^j * ** SIXTH ALLBOfD IS PUT GKDlft AXftltft' t V, Between Three and fir* Thousand- Separate of Jewelry Are Located fit Safety Deposit Boxes/ v: (By United Fwn.) NEW YORK, May 28.—A tittf* ransom in stolen jewels lay M dty vaults today as police continued theSt investigation of a gang of gem thi*re* which had been operating throughout the east from Buffalo, N. T., to ETorf- da. Arrest of a sixth alleged member of the gang, Robert C. Nelson of Sheep*head Bay, L. I., and aeiawre of ah additional $1,000,000 worth of the glittering gems -was announced late yesterday by Police Commissioner Mnl* .rooney. Other arrests are expected to- -i"' day. The commissioner displayed between 3,000 and 5,000 separate piece* of Jewelry and told of finding them in tit* deposit valuta of four city bank* under Nelson's name and that of Mr*. ' Elizabeth Keating, said to be Nelson'* wife. •^Explains" Purchase*. Nelson, aged 62, tall, well set, grey, described himself aa a broker. He explained his possession of the gem* by saying he often visited race track* and purchased jewels from persona in need of cash. He claimed not to know th* fottr men and a woman who were arrested Monday in a- hotel room aa they quarreled over the division of 1300,000 of jewels which were spread out on th* bed The five* who were arraigned yesterday on a charge of receiving stolen property and held without bail for hearing tomorrow, will not say where they obtained the gems. They are Hilda Carter, who said she) lived "in Rhode Island," William J, O'Connor, Buffalo, Jack Rosen, New *, York, George Cole, and Jame* W, Watson. • • ' One of the bracelets seized in the hotel room is said:tor hav«' been tentatively identified by John L. Carson, jfc of Buffalo aa one hi*-wife waa wearing I when bandits interrupted a Tarty at his home last winter and escaped wttfc $270,000 in jewels and furs. Police Are Mystified. Meanwhile/ police were mystified a* to what became of a roll of bin* thrown out of a window when detectives walked into the hotel room. Th* court yard below was. searched ~ the raid, and t»,000.ttt bill* wt* ' Yesterday, however, a p*d found a $1,000 bill on the street, tie later another was found .on toof of a nearby church. Then a third $1000 bill was discovered on top of av' building. Detectives have since bee«making a careful search of roofs and . alleys to learn if any more MB* became detached from the roll assit feBU Some investigators believed an in*u»t ance company agent may have a*. tempted to buy back some of OUT, stolen jewels and that when police **•» July 1. Jones' tered the man holding , threw the bills away, fearing- were marked. • . • i. • • •, in °" announcement regarding a referendum was made.yesterday after the Republican convention in his state voted against prohibition. It created a real stir today in wet and dry circles. It was-viewed as particularly significant because Jones, in addition to being author of the famous "five and ten" law, has helped lead what th* wets consider the "radical" dry wing of congress, •Tho vete/an Washington senator said he does not believe the peqple of his state want modification or repeal, despite the aetlrfn of the Republican convention. But his agreement in ad- •vance to vote to submit a modification or repeal amendment was a radical departure from the attitude heretofore taken by dry leaders. Jones was confident, however, that a prohibition referendum in Washington would result In a dry victory. He maintained that the recent convention did not represent the people of the state, and that those in control of it did not have the courage to seek a referendum. Asked for comment on the Jones (Continued on 'Page 17) DWELLING HOUSE - PREY OF FLAPS AMERICAN TOUBISTS ABE KILLED D» AUTO WBECK ,MILAN>May 2S.-Miss Helen Gee. aged 22, ' and: Miss Ruth Hendersofc aged 31, bpttf of Washington, D.- a. , were killed Tuesday night in an auto. mobile accident at Ronta, near Ra*. zolo, in the Florence district. • • A car driven by Pietro Giarriaaa of , Rome, nearly collided »•*'» cw £*'* the road with the automobile dnv«\ by one of the young women, wft»i swerved suddenly to avoid a crash an* precipitated the machine into a ravfB* 300 feet deep. With the help of p«aa- ants, Giarrizro descended to the OQjt* torn of the ravine where they found the wrecked car and the bodie* «f both victims. They were touringr Bag and were en route to Faenza. Giarriam was held pending an investigation W-t "MISS Gee was born in Canada and Miss Henderson was a native of Jacksonville, Fla. (Copyright, 1930, by New ifft WUATHUH t'OKKl'AST. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 28.— Western Pennsylvania—Generally fair and cooler tonight; Thursday, aud continued cool. Eastern Pennsylvania —Cloudy with occasional light rains this at'teruoou and Bun.» Fire believed to have started from defective wiring completely desjtroyed a house at 609 East Bell avenue, owned by Harry Kuhn of the Thirteenth ward, and did considerable damage to the house adjoining, 607 Bast Bell avenue owned by Mrs. Rutlp A. Shaw. The lire broke out at 4.12 o'clock this morning and a call was sent to No. 5 liremen for aid. They responded although the properties are located about a block beyond the city limits. The Bremen laid a line of 600 feet of hose and were able thereby to save Mrs. Shaw's house, the Kuhn bouse being practically doomed when the firemen arrived. The loss to the Shaw house is covered by insurance but the Kuhn house is a partial loss to the owner, the policy being for (2,000 and it ia ' stated the house, when erected a couple yeara ago. coat about ti.SOO. exclusive of the lot. Both housea are of frame construction, the Shaw house being 'of eight rooms with a buiH-on kitcban; toe Kuhn house was seven rooms and well constructed, but examination of the ional light rains ru ir, 3 and the knowledge of the start- possibly in easting place induce the owner* to believe FEW VETERANS BKMAIN, In accordance with custom. Colonel Robert S. Weatbrook ha* painte* white, the names of all decease* mam- bers of Union Veteran Legion No. f?. on the tablet on the Second National bank building. When the tablet w«a placed in July, 1911. there waa a long list of living members Of the legion;, only nine are living now. •• AMERICAN UK* BATED. ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, May 28*-* K. Greig of S*. Andrews, defeated Roland Mackenzie of Wilmington, Dei. in a fourth round match, i and 3. Mac* kenzie was the third United Stales Walker cup player to have, been eliminated. Dr. O. P. Willing and Don Mn* both of Portland. Ore., lost yesterdays STEADIER IN DISTRESS. SEATTLE. Washn., May 28.— Tw» ' steamers, responding to a radio e«ft- for aid, today were racing toward tk* coast where the S. S. Oduna. with * cargo of dynamite, gasoline and oil, was reported" to be aground not • far from Port Wells, Alaska. . OONGBESS TODAY. - . l 'ing place portion eaily tonight: i-oolei tonight;! the wiring was the cause. Tie Kuho Thursday, fai> with roulei in south-, house baa been vacant for a couple east porMon: nioil<T«'.u .^liHiin.' winds becouiinu fresh northwest to^4t. I iCouUaued oa £>»£« 41) (By UuU«d ftwa.) S«nate. C^.. -inuea debute on ship bill. FweigD relations ami uavw committees continue hearings oa don naval *c«aty. Lobby committed continue? gation ol dry or*»nis*Uona. UulJUM. Continues debate on Miwcto bill. N»v*l heariug oa Banking au4 houiag oa hntosfe committee co**t <Hri«iM»

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