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H^Jff. 1 • CITY EDITION the 137 Altoona Mirror Carriers Have Been Given Their Books and Are Now Making Their November Collections. Sltoona SRttror. Exceptionally Interesting CefeMdfttes WlA Mark the Dedication of the Mew V. #. Wi Home on Saturday. ESTABLISHED JUNE 13, 1874. VOTING MACHINERY WORKINHMOOTHLY Concluding Day of Mild Campaign Featured by Quiet Start and Evidence of Lack of Usual Stimulation. ALTOONA, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 5, 1929. TWENTY-SIX PAGES—PRICE TWO GENTS YOUNG HUNTER IS SHOT. INTEREST CENTERS ON ALTOONA SCHOOL LOAN Slight Sensation In Logan Township as to Judgeship but Judge Patterson Settles It by Naming Officer. No political worker In' Blair county remembers of such a well organized, well lubricated and quiet election as Is being held in the 108 election precincts in the county today. So far as could be learned, from reports coming to the ' office of the commissioners at tho courthouse, every board in the county was organized, with full quota of officers, promptly at 7 o'clock this morn- Ing, ' all ready for the first voter to appear, It is usual that the telephone in the commissioners' office is ringing almost continuously, board officers and others inquiring about this, '.hat and the other way to do something. This morning, there were no calls. The ballot Is' "short" and so far as could be ascertained, there was not the slightest error upon it, In any district. Registration lists are said to have .been in ,most excellent shape leaving no room for electors to do any kicking. The only place in the county where there was a pre-election fly-up was in the Fourth precinct of Logan to>vn- shlp. Adolph C. Lehrsch was elected Judge in that district, two years ago. Employes of the commissioners' office made a delivery of the ballots to the home or former home of Mr. Lehrsch in the East End. Mrs. Lehrsch re ceive'd the ballots but declared he husband was no longer a . reslden there but lived in the city. She wouli therefore not permit any use of hi name- about the premises. Reported Matter to Court. The clerks returned to the commis aloners' office and reported the mat tor and, 1 being called to the attention of the court, Judge Patterson ap pointed a man named Graham and the ballots and a new ballot box were de lievered to him. Then some one made the discovery that Graham, while llv Ing on the city line, is an assesed citizen and taxpayer of the city of Altoona The- only expedient left waa to can eel hla appointment and secure anoth er. Thia waa finally accomplished by the appointment, after 0 o'clock las night of Mrs. B. I. Leslie.'' A flna delivery of ballota and box/was made to her and all was again settled. The old ballot box remained at the Lehrsch home so two were virtually provided. So far as the contests in toe election are concerned . today,' they are principally local. The only state offices to be filled is thaf of judge of the superior court. Two are to be elected; ,the Republicans have two candidates and the Democrat's one. In the county fights, the Democrats are Wendell Harrison, Aged 14, Scnlo High Student, Painfully Wounded. Struck in the right thigh by th charge •from a 20 gauge shotgun, Wen dell Harrison, aged 14, of 202 Fifty seventh street, a sophomore student a the Senior High school, was extreme! fortunate in his misfortune yesterda afternoon. The charge of shot caused only flesh wound which is not expected t create any serious or permanent in Jufy but had the youth been a tew fee farther from the shotgun as it wa fired it is believed that his leg woul .have been terribly Injured. The accident occurred about 4 o'clocl yesterday afternoon as tho injurei youth and a companion, Paul Buoy master of Eldorado, were walking to ward the Good farm along the Planl road, intending to hunt. Buoymaste was walking almost directly in the rea of Harrison and as he was loading hi; gun the weapdn was discharged, thi load striking Harrison who was but i few feet ahead. ; The Injured youth was assisted to a nearby house where the wound wai tied up and within a short time wa taken to the Mercy hospital in an auto mobile. He was admitted to the inatl tutlon at 4.50 o'clock. His condition at the hospital is re garded as fairly good. The injured youth Is a son of Ernest Harrison. HUGH B. MARTIN REMEMBERS POOR / * Late Tobacconist Bequeathea $500 to Charities Bureau —Trust Fund Will Created With Money. Be contesting for sheriff and county controller. Paul L. Hall for prothonotary has both Republican and Democratic nominations; Samuel C. Bowen is the only candidate for director of the poor. Candidate Withdrew. There was no Democratic aspirant for the office and Democrats wrote in the name of Mrs. ' Charlotte S. Hllt- ner of Tyrone and nominated her. S'.ie was a Republican aspirant and resigned from the Democratic ticket and aa tho Democratic county committee made no appointment,- the place on the ballot was left vacant. Ray Llngenfel- ter is the Republican nominee for jury commissioner and Frank A. McMullen ia the Democratio nominee. Ordinarily, one vote would elect either, but there is an independent candidate. Two of the three will be elected. There are contests in the city for the principal offices, those of city council and school director being tie more important.' a.he lights are straight out and out between the members of the principal parties. In moat of the boroughs and townships, there are local scraps many without color. However in a number, there la a battle one. Several independent ticketa, under a number of different monichers, had been placed in the field. There is no way of predicting, in the middle of the Afternoon, on a quiet election day, what the possible results may be, Most Interesta in thia city centers about the $2,000,000 school loan. There ia a school loan proposition up in Freedom township, too. The feeling in Altoona is that the loan will go over big. There la some doubt in Freedom township where $27,000 is desired for a consolidated building. Discussed In Newspapers. The people of Altoona were educated In the matter through 'very able discussions, through the newspapers, and the convincing character of these articles is believed to have thoroughly convinced a majority of the people that the only sane way of financing the school problem and bringing the school! up to the heights desired, is to vote the money and make available, the wherewithal for the completion of the program made out. Separate bal(Continued on Page 15) Hugh B. Martin, late well ' knowa wholesale tobacconnist, head of the W. W. Blake Tobacco company and who died a few months ago, made a generous bequest in remembrance of the poor of' Altoona. His widow, Mrs 1 . Amy O. Martin of 810 Lexington avenue, yesterday turned over to Robert C. Wilson, treasurer of the Central Bureau of Charities, the sum of $500 to carry out the wishes of her husband. A Hugh B. Martin trust fund will be immediately created and the proceeds will be devoted to alleviating suffering among the worthy poor. The bequest was announced at the meeting of the bureau's directorate yesterday afternoon by Treasurer Wilson. The gift, he announced, had been made by Mrs. Amy O. Martin, widow of Mr. Martin, in carrying out a wish expressed In the will of. the deceased merchant.. It stipulated, that the money be so Invested that the proceeds be available for the work of the bureau on the first Monday before Thanksgiving day. The directorate took fitting action in acknowledging the generous gift of Mr. Martin. A trust fund to be known as the Hugh B. Martin fund will be established, Treasurer Wilson offered a resolution to that end which was unanimously adopted. Ex-Judgo Thomas C. Hare, tho bureau's attorney,, will conduct the necessary procedure for the creation of the fund. The money will be invested In accordance with the wishes of the late deceased and the proceeds utilized as directed. , Mr. Martin was a generous contributor to the Central Bureau and one of its ardent supporters in the work of alleviating the suffering among the distressed poor of the community. The remembrance of the poor as expressed In his will and the action of Mrs C. F. CARPENTER DIES SUDDENLY Former President of Tri-State Baseball League Succumbs This Morning at Altoona Hospital. WAS KNOWN WIDELY AS ADVOCATE OF SPORTS His Later Years Were Devoted to the Automotive Business Affairs. and Local Civic Charlea F. Carpenter, one of Altoona's best known citizens and business men, former Trl-State Baseball president of league and the Martin In carrying out his wishes a this time, is a very fitting and ap propriate manner in affording succo to the poor. The' bequest If emulatec by others In the future, would perpetu ate a substantial Bum to be dispensed by the bureau among the worthy poor of the community. JUNIOR HIGH TEACHERS HEAR SUPT. R. E. LARAMY Members of the Roosevelt Junio High school faculty were addressee during the regular meeting of the jwiup yesterday afternoon by Super ntendent R. E. Laramy on the subjec of "Ideals of Junior High Schools.' Superintendent Laramy pointed ou :hat larger lives and bigger personall ,les constitute the keynote of junipr high instruction. The teachers' mission is to make the very best personality possible out, 01 every individual belonging to -the student body, he stated, and guidance by nstructlve talk is one of the best nethods. Tho teachers were referrec o the public library where many magazines dealing with suqh subjects are available. \VIL1, COMPUTE! VOTE. The official return board, named to abulate and compute the vote cast for all candidates for all offices to be lected in Blair county this year, has ieen named by Judge Marlon D. Paterson. It is composed of Chester H. dwards and Arthur N. Hess, clerks a the county commissioners' office, tttorney J. Calvin Lang and Howard I. Sell. They organize for work on Thursday noon, under the law. GRANT FOX DIES FROM INJURIES Index to Today's News Page Polls. 4 — New York City Goes to the Page 8—Mission Body to Hold Convention. Page a—In the Business World of Today. Page 7—This and That. Happenings from World's Airways. Crossword Puzzle. Page 9—Important Events in World Page 10—Continued story, "The Man from Morocco." Page 11—Girl Scouts Meet ia Big Convention. Page 12—Altoona Works News. Page 1ft—Society, Church and Fraternal News. Pages 20 and 21—Correspondence. Pages 22 and 23—Sports. Pages 24 and 25—Classified. , Injuries received while he was at •ork in Barberton, O., proved fatal to Grant Fox of Linda Crossing, near Geeseytown, Saturday afternoon at 2.45 o'clock and the body is being brought to the home of his 'father, Harry W. Fox at Linos Crossing this afternoon. Mr. Fox was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad company at Barberton and last Friday afternoon was helping to unload an air compresser and was caught between the machine and the side of the car and squeezed, fracturing a collar bone and a rib, which punctured his lungs, resulting in his death the following day. He was the son of Harry W. and Mrs. Catherine Fox of LInds Crossing and was born in Blair county and was aged 30 years. He had been employed for the past year at Barberton. He is survived by his parents and on« sister, Pearl, at home, and one brother, Charles, of Klahr, and his wife. Mrs. Bertha Fox and one son Harry, (Continued on Page IS.) ardent sportsman known throughout the country, died at the Altnona hospital at 7 o'clock this morning. I-lls demise came as a shock to his wide circle of friends. He suffered from a stomach ailment and this was the ultimate cause of his death. Mr. • Carpenter resided at 705 Lexington avenue. He had not been en- Joying good health for the past several months but continued to look after his business Interests. His ailment becoming more aggravated he went to the hosnltal for observation and treatment. His condition became radually worse and at the hour above' he passed to rest. The illness of Mr. Carpenter was not generally known and few knew that he was a patient at the hospital. He, Jn his usual quiet and unassuming manner, went to the institution in the hope that he would about in a short time to again mingle among those that constituted his circle of intimates and his friends. To these his death was a shock and throughout the city his demise was received with the sincerest of regrets. Wits Native Son. Mr. Carpenter was a native son of Altoona and had resided here all his ife, He was Interested in the growth ind welfare of tho city ever since lis entrance to young manhood and ince then had ever taken an active nterest in all affairs that tended for he city's betterment. He was best known in the city as n ardent supporter of the great ational pastime of baseball. Through nis activities the Altoona followers ad the opportunity of witnessing aseball that was Just a step below hat of the big leagues. He wa\ one f the organizers and for some years erved aa president of the Tri-State eague, one of the best and strongest rganlzations known to baseball. Around the period of 1900 Altoona vas enjoying independent baseball nd then he became interested in the stablishment of the Altoona inde- endent team. . He, with Bertram ,eopold, W. Frank Vaughn and Ruolph Bockel, became the supporter t an Independent organization that ncluded a number oi professional (Continued on Page 15} HUSBAND FOLLOWED IN DEATH BY WIFE ISSUE BENCH WARRANTS. New Testimony Opens Wny to Investigation of Strike Killing. GASTONIA, N. C., Nov. fi.— Issuance oC sixteen bench warrants and the prospect of some entirely new testimony have opened the %vay to a thorough investigation of the killing t)f Mrs. Ella May Wiggins during mob disorders in connection with the southern textile labor controversies. State Solicitor John G. Carpenter said that a witness who was said to have promised to tell who killed Mrs. Wiggins would be called today before the special court ordered by Governor O. Max Gardner. The witness wanted $10,000 for the information. A. member of the grand jury which recently failed to Indict nine men cited by a coroner's jury as implicated in the shooting of 'Mrs. Wiggins was to be called as a second witness. The nine men exonerated by the grand jury are included In the sixteen to be arrested, all of whom are charged with conpslracy to murder. Meanwhile Fred Erwin Benl, one of Uio seven National Textile workers convicted of second degree murder in the death of Police Chief O. F. Aderholt was to be liberated at Charlotte today on .fG.OOO bond. It was announced that Seal wotil PENSION MEASURE BEFORE COUNCIL Mayor McMurray Introduces Ordinance Creating System for Officers of Altoona Bureau of Police. BASED ON MANDATORY ENACTMENT OF STATE Sanitary Officers of Health Department Would Like to Be Included In Its Provisions, If Possible. on a 'nation: immediately embark speaking tour to present the case o the southern textile workers. CHARmElMREAU PLANS ACTIVITIES D. N. Slep and Other Officer Reelected — October's Re port Shows Organization Did Good Work. The Central Bureau of Charities the central agency of the people o Altoona in the distribution of relle to the poor of the city, looks ahead for a busy winter. Its activities fo the month of October already show an increased dernand for asslstanc and the board of directors at it, monthly meeting yesterday afternoon discussed and outlined plans to bes meet the situation with the flnancia support of the city's people. The directorate reelected D. N. Slcp to the presidency, Fred G. Grlmslmw as vice president, Miss Edith Walker as recording secretary and Robert C Wilson of the First National bank as treasurer. Planning for the winter's activities occupied considerable time and this was followed by receiving the reports for the month of Octobei and the They are annual statistical report sufficient to convince the Mrs. Amanda Boyer, Widow of Penrose S. Boyer Who Died Last Wednesday Night, Expires at Home. Mrs. Amanda Boyer, aged 71, whose husband, Penrose S. Boyer, died last Wednesday night, died at her home, 311 Tenth street, at 7.45 o'clock last evening 1 of a complication of diseases with which she had suffered for the past flv» years. Mrs. Boyer had been blind and an invalid for the past live years and in the period suffered two strokes, the one aide of her body being paralyzed. She had been critically ill for a month. The death of her husband last Wednesday night followed only a few days illness. Mr. Boyer for a number of years had been engaged in the contracting and building business In the city but for a period of seven years prior to his death had been employed by the state in the department of agriculture. Mrs. Boyer was born at Liverpool, Juniata county, April IB, 1858, but had resided in Altoona for the past thirty- one years. Surviving are one son, Banks S. Boyer of the city, and one Brother, Jacob D. Kersetter, of Junata county. She was a devout member of the First United Brethren church and had been a member of the Uulted Brethren denomination all her life. Funeral services will be held in the Flint Jnited Brethren church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. Dr.. B. Bungard, pastor, officiating. Interment will be mude in Oak Ridge Ceme- .ery. public that the bureau's work has been efficient and that much assistance has been rendered to the poor and distressed people of the cltyi The newly annexed territory to the city has considerably extended the area covered by the bureau and how bes to meet this situation this winter was discussed at considerable length Mrs: S. R. Dibert in making her report stated that a greater number of demands were made on the bureau as the weather became colder. The family case -list has been Increasing and proves by investigation that there is considerable distress. Her report for October showed a total of 121 families listed at the beginning of the month and that it closed with 123. Four new families were listed, one family case reopened and three cases closed. Family service Included the following: Visits to families, 10; office Interviews, 105; consultants' visits, 27; office consultants, 53; letters in, 47; letters out, 101; phone calls in, 101; phone calls o'ut, 169. A total of 1,996 quarts and 85 pints of milk was distributed, 31% tons of coal sent to 30 families; 1 article of medicine provided; 3 meals provided; 42 articles of clothing bought; 1,398 (Continued on Page 15) PUPILS AT CITY HALL. Junior High Students See How Municipal Affairs Are Conducted. A group of twenty-six girl students of the Junior High .school thia morning visited City hall und spent some time about the building, making a study of how the .affairs of the municipality are conducted. They were under the escort of Miss Frances Dern, a member of the faculty and Miss Sarah June Martin, a fellow student, who arranged for the trip. They are members of the "Know Your City club" of tho Institution. City Treasurer John R. Martin eseortod them about the building and explained to them the workings of the various departments. CHUN TJtOCU'S HKTHKATINO. SHANGHAI, Nov. 5.— Rebellious Kuo Mln Chun troops in the Chinese Civil war were retreating westward, abandoning quantities of ammunition and 20,000 prisoners to tho Nationalists, led by Chiang Kai-Shek, president of the party, according to advices received here from tho Honan frontier, where several battles have occurred. McOULLOClf .SUCOKKDS BU'JITON. COLUMBUS, O., Nov. B.— Governor Meyers Y. Cooper today appointed IRENE CASTLE AND TWO OTHERS HURT IN HUNT CHICAGO, Nov. Castle McLaughlln, 6.—Mrs. Colonel Irene Noble Srandon Judah and Donald B. Dougas were injured in a fox hunt of the 3nwentsla Country club near Milburn Sunday. Mrs. Castle received a broken rib vhen her horse stumbled and rolled ver her. She was taken to a hoa- iltal but later went home. The in- uries of Judah and Douglas, received n tho aume manner, were not serious. PLAN SLIIL'KHAN 1JAY. Suburban day will be observed tomorrow by stores affiliattiU with the Altoona Booster association, and countless opportunities for bargains will be offered buyers at all of the Booster storea. Out-of-town shoppers are expected to come to the city for the occasion, which like its predecessors will be worth their time to travel to Altoona. Roscoe Canton, C. McCulloch, Republican, United States senator sue- After many years of discussion and deliberation, takln/f up the project and then abandoning It, It now looks as if a pension system would be created for the Altoona police bureau. The issue rests with council. Legislation to that end was introduced at the regular session of tho body today by Mayor John J. McMurray. As a matter of fact, It Is mandatory on the part of council to have such a system In the cities of the third class. A bill making it obligatory was passed by the legislature at its last session and the measure that was Introduced by tho mayor today was drawn in accordance with the provisions of the state law, . Under the terms of the legislation each officer of the police force will bo required to contribute V/ a per cent of his monthly salary to the fund created under the provisions of the ordinance. To this will be added such appropriations as council may make, together with tho proceeds of benefit entertainments or performances, gifts, donations, unclaimed money or property in the possession of the police bureau which remains unclaimed for a period of one year. Will Confer on Measure. Following the Introduction of tha measure Mayor 'McMurray said that he desired to have the members of council meet in conference on tho ordinance with tho committee of tho police bureau that has had charge of ita preparation, together with the officers' counsel, Attorney Thomas C. Hare and Assemblyman Fred A. Bell, who Introduced tho bill in the legislature on March 27 of the present year, making It mandatory on the part of council to provide a pension system for policemen. Tho question was raised by Councilman S. H. Walker as to how much it was going to cost the city each year to assist in maintaining the fund and it was stated that this Information can be furnished by the officers' comhilttee and their attorney. Mr. Walker also stated that the sanitary officers of the health bureau would like to be Included in the provisions of the ordinance and it will be decided in the forthcoming conference f this can be done. Tho legislative act does not make any such provision, al- .hough it might be possible to include .hem. CommlsKlon Is Created. Tho ordinance created a police pon- ilon commission to have charge of the und. which will Include the mayor, :lty treasurer, olty controller and two members of the police, force'. The city ifficlals will serve during their re- pective terms of office and tho officers tor one year. Applying to all regular salaried officers of the force at tho time of Its adoption, the ordinance places 05 years us tho ago limit and provides that phy- Ical disability will bo accepted as re- Irement reason for any member who has served fifteen years. One-half of the salary he Is earning at the time of retirement will bo paid monthly until death to those who havu wd twenty years of continuous serv- ce, while those who have had moro han fifteen years of continuous sorv- oo but less than twenty years will re- eive 2 per cent of the annual salary laid at tho time of retirement, multi(Continued on Page IB.) RESIGNATION OF MELLON DEMANDED Senator Brookhart Says President Should Get Someone Like Smedley Butler to Enforce Prohibition. WALL ST. BOOZE PARTY DESCRIBED IN SPEECH Declares Walter J. Fahy Gave Dinner at Which He and Other Senators Were Asked to Help Themselves. Hy PAUL R. MALLON, SlnfT Correspondent. WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. B. SUCCEEDS MABEL WEATHER IS COLD FOR ELECTION DAY Under Clear Skies Voters March to Polls Throughout State With but One Important Office on Ballot. REPUBLICAN VICTORY IS PREDICTED EVERYWHERE President Hoover should demand tho resignation of Secretary of tho Treasury Andrew W. Mellon for failure to enforce prohibition "and get a Smed- Icy Butler or some one like that," Senator Smith W. Brookhart, ardent Iowa dry and Independent Republican, told the senate what he called today In discussing a Wall Street booze party" to United States senators at a. Washington hotel In 1920. Brookhart asserted there were a largo number o£ hip flasks on a tables or bookcase In the ante chamber of the dining room at the dinner and that he and other senators had been Invited to help themselves. He said tho dinner was given by Walter J. Fahy, a Wall Street broker, and that his position at the dinner was between Otto Kahn of Kuhn, Loeb & Co., and E. E. Loomls of J. P. Morgan & Co. nliiBhuni Case Settled. The Blngham case apparently was settled when tho senate yesterday voted 54 to 22 In favor of a modillcated Norris resolution setting forth the senate opinion that Blngham's employ- meht of a $10,000-a-ycar executive of the Connecticut Manufacturers' association In the tariff fight, should be condemned. Tho resolution said the employment was contrary to good morals and senatorial ethics, but was modified to Htate that Blngham acted without corrupt motives. Blngham Immediately resumed bin active leadership In debate for the tariff bill, saying that so far as he is concerned the matter Is closed. He does not Intend to resign either from the senate or the finance committee, Into whose secret sessions ho brought AARON YOUNGQUIST G. Aiiron YomiRqiilsl, attorney general of Mlnnefinta and n close nnrgnmil friend of ex-Knprcsenln.- ttvo Andrew Volstead, linn been appointed to succeed JMrs. Mabel Walker WlllcbrumU, resigned, us iiNNlNtnnt attorney general of Hie United Slates In charge of prohibition enforcement. President; Hoover, In appointing him, said Voiingf|iilnt may bo given power greater tniin any one has (mil Hlnco tlio dry law went Into effect. PENNROAD TAKING CONTROUJF ROAD Corporation Fostered by Pennsy Reported to Have Purchased Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway. Party Leaders Have Stopped Wrangling—Will Hold Back Fire Until Gubernatorial Campaign Next Year* Eyunson as his clerk. A prominent Republican who has CARS HAVE COLLISIONS. oino DitnuiKe RoNiiltN From MUhupn Reported to Department. An automobile driven by George W. feller of Hollidaysburg was Htruck by New York bakery truck driven by V, P. JSupatocymy of 2410 Tonth avc- been aligned with the opposition to Blngham expressed the sentiment o£ many senators when he told his colleagues after the Blngham vote: "I don't think Senator Blnghum did much moro than a good many of us have done here, and It's time to end tho washing of dirty llnon in public. If a man looked very haid I guess he could find a lot wrong with each of us." Tho Brookhart threat followed the arrest last week on the steps of the senate office building of an alleged bootfegger, "the man In the green (Continued on Page IS.) NEW (By United Presn.) YORK, Nov. 6.—The New IMPORTANT CASES ARE BEING TRIED Judges Patterson and Evans Engaged In the Conduct of Two Courts at Hollidaysburg During Forenoon. York Tltnea said today that the Penn- road corporation had purchnscd control of tho Pittsburgh & West Virginia railway. The Pennroad corporation, formed by interests that control 1 the Pennsylvania railroad, was said to have financed the deal with a 5150,000,000 stock offering. Actual control, according to The Times, was obtained by purchasing tho holdings of Frank E. and Charles F. Taplln, chairman and general counsel, respectively, of the Pittsburgh & West Virginia. The Tim«« said tho transaction wan a blow at the Van Sweringen brothers, because the Pittsburgh & West Virginia has holdings In the Wheeling railroad that is controlled by the Van Sweringen 8. Tho Times pointed Pittsburgh & West Virginia was named In petitions filed by the Chesapeake & Ohio and the Baltimore & Ohio early this year. Those potltlona, placed with the Interstate commerce commission, asked that the lines be allowed to share equally with the New York Central the control of the Pittsburgh & West Virginia. Tho transaction, TImca, may prove of some benefit to (Continued on Page 15.) BEDFORD POSTOFFICE ENTERED AND ROBBED The common pleas court sesHlon presided over by Judge Marlon D. Putter- Han *at Hollldaysburg today, WIIH featured by tho trial of tho case of Frank and Paulino M, Chrlstner of 420 Sweetheart Htreet, Mount Washington, Pittsburgh, against John Hopfl of MOO Walton avenue, thlH city. Attorneys Churchill Mehard of Pittsburgh and Samuel H. Jubellrer of this city rcp- ue yesterday at Ninth and Union ave- TO)on t ct i tho plaintiffs anil Frank J. ues, and wus thrown over against the urb and damaged to the extent of 60. A cur driven by Charles E. Hess of his city was struck by a street car t 7.15 o'clock last evening at Twelfth venue and Sixteenth street. A fender /UK bent and the headlight and umper damaged. ceeding the late Senator Theodore B. FHANKSTOWN YOUTII 1IIJIIT. Joseph Edwin Weaver, aged 18, of ranltslown, wa» treated In the Mercy capital dispensary last evening for a deration of tho left hand and body ruises suffered when he wan struck y uii automobile driven by John T. Burton of Cleveland. oyle. of 1700 First avenue. Two skin clips were required to close the wound. FACTORS THAT MAY OFFSET ILL EFFECTS OF MARKET'S DECLINE Hy UAVll) LAWKKNCK. (Copyright, 1820, by Altoona. Mirror.) WASHINGTON, 0. C., Nov, 5.— Several factors are counted upon by government officials to offset any ill- effects that may accrue from u. psychological depression incident to stock market declines. They are: First—A probable reduction In tax rates affecting incomes earned during the calendar year 1929 and payable beginning March, 1930. Second—An increase In the purchasing power of foreign countries through easier money conditions abroad ami tlio ability of foreign purchasers In llnance their trade with America on a better basis. —A natural intensilication of of production. Fourth—A release of funds hitherto used In speculation and now available for local business expansion and construction. There Is no way of estimating thu amount of money that flowed from interior cities to New York, affecting adversely real estate and local projects in various regions. The era of easier money is expected to bring money back for use in sound investments. The banks will havu ample funds for commercial purposes und deposits of banks are likely to increase materially. In fact, reports already show substantial increases in deposits. While government officials are constantly talking in reassuring tcr .1 about the business situation, it la evident that they liave nut the slightest concern about the fundamentals of Industry and the underlying soundness of (lie whole situation. They do fear Psychological effects. The individual who has been speculating Is not in a mood as a rule to look enthusiastically at the outlook. The number of pessimists, If measured by the number who have been speculating in the security markets, would naturally con(Continued on Page 18.) Reiser represented the defendant. Tho renltul of facts In the case, (is adduced from the testimony, is as follows: Tho plaintiffs, husband and wife, with their minor son, Jurnes .7. Chrlutner, /iged 8 yeum, und William Kftarns, went to Johnstown, Sunday, May .'I, 1928, to visit a brother of Mr. Christner. In Johnstown, Chrlstner parked Ma car on the oppoHltn Hide of the 8trn«t from tho home of his brother. Another car was parked a whorl dlstancu above the Chrlstncr rar. Little James camn out of the home of his undo at HIM Franklin street about 4 p. m. and started toward his parent's mr Tarrying a small tree, und IIH he reached the car and WIIH Htiiiip- ing down, the car of tlie defendant uainc flown the street, struck him. knocked him to the street and us a. result, )»• wns badly Injured a' >ut the head and died early Tuesday morning, May IS. Hopfl admitted the averments of thu plnlntlffs except that lie WUH opcrutlriK his car carefully and in a proper and sklll'ul manner and without any negligence whatsoever; that the boy ran out from behind the parked car, struck hla head against the fender and fell to the struct. Hopfl declares he came to an Immediate stop, had perfect control, had (Continued on Page 18.) CONDITION ST1I.I. Frank Tomltnson, aged 52, of South Altoona, who Buffered a fracture of the skull on Saturday evening when struck by an automobile along the Sixth avenue road, remains unconscious at the Mercy hospital, where he was admitted following the accident. Mis condition is regarded as very critical by hospital authorities. WKATHKU FOUKCAST. WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 5.— Western Pennsylvania -Gem-rally fair tonight and Wednesday. Warmer tonight and in south portion Wednesday. Eastern Pennsylvania- Fair tonight, and Wednesday; warmer Wednesday. Tracks of four men were found following the robbery In the Bedford postofflco early this morning. Tho intruders gained admittance to tho post- office by forcing a rear window but wore unable to force the safe. Using an acetylene torch, they burned a holo largo enough In tho safe to permit tho admittance of a man's body. Losses to the postoffico according to announcement made this morning amount to $71. Further losses may have been suffered but these cannot bo ascertained until the arrival of the United States Government Inspector some time this afternoon. No definite clues leading to the parties concerned have boeri found although tho government authorities will conduct a thorough Investigation. SON OF PUBLISHER OF DETROIT NEWS MISSING DETROIT, Nov. B.—William J. Scrlpps, aged 'i\, son of W. E. Scrlpps. publisher of the Detroit News, was kidnaped, or mot with a serious accident, when ho disappeared from his hotel in Windsor, Ont., almost two weeks ago, Detroit .and Canadian police declared today in instituting a search for the missing man. Bcrlpps went to Windsor to interview Oscar Kuhn, a member of the motarleHs airplane firm of Gliders, Inc., of which Scrlpps is president. He lul't his hotel room at 8 p. m., after writing u note' for Kuhn saying he would return soon. He has not been Been stnce. The absence of Scrlpps from his of- IU;e caused no alarm for a few daya. Yesterday his father requested that a search bo made. By ARTHUR N. SUVERKBCP, Staff Correspondent. HARRISBURG, Nov. 5.—Under clear skies and with a cool breeze blowing Pennsylvanians today marched to the polls in one of the most quiet off-year elections In history. Only one state-wide office is on the ballot. Two judgeg are to be selected .tot tho superior court. The Republicans have two candidates, the incumbents, in this race. The Democrats have one candidate, Judge Nilea of York, who earned considerable prominence during the witchcraft murder trials. Will Be Reelected. It is almost a foregone conclusion that the Incumbents, Judges Baldriee and Keller, will be reelected Pittsburgh Is electing a city ticket. Here again the Republicans are practically assured of success and indications are that Mayor Kline will sue- ceed himself. Probably the only Issue which can be termed of major importance is that of deciding whether certain sectiona of the state will use voting machines in the future. This question is being submitted to a referendum In more than half of the state's counties. But even this question, coupled with several bitter fights, for county and local offices in various parts of the state, is not sufficient to cause election leaders to even dream of a record vote. Quietest In History. As the voters started the march to the polls every Indication pointed to the quietest election in history. Even the opposing factions of the Republican party, in most instance*,, have halted their wrangling. They are content for tho most part to allow their political fences to stand "as Is" until the all-Important gubernatorial primary next spring. In other words today Pennsylvania la merely warming up for the battle which is expected next spring when out that tho ^L?°,£ u I ) " Cans ,,J lI l d Democrat s will select their candidates for governor. The gubernatorial election ia scheduled for next November. . Isn't Even tuke Warm. PITTSBURGH, Nov. 6.—After one of the bitterest primary elections in many years, western Pennsylvania went to the polls today to vote in a according to The general election that was not even luke warm. Interest in the voting machine proposition, which ia before eighteen counties of the state, promised to break the monotony of what apparently Is to be a state-wide Republican victory in the various county, borough and city fights. Balloting in most of the municipal elections left the electorate aa cold as the weather. 'Voters vented their enthusiasm In the primaries and had none left for today. Landslide Ig Likely. In Pittsburgh Charles H. Kline, Republican Incumbent, opposed Thomas A. Dunn, Democratic nominee, for mayor. A landslide victory for Kline seemed inevitable. Allegheny county will elect two Judges of common pleas court, two Judges of the orphans court, a Judge of the county court, sheriff and coroner. There were one or two more or leas' spirited fights in the boroughs and townships. Contests in Westmoreland, with Judge C. D. Copeland nominated on both ths Republican and Democratio tickets! Greene, Fayette and Mercer counties, ne.ld but little promise of anything In tho way ol a rea], old-fashioned election battle. GAMBLING CHARGE DENIED BY RASKOB (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. S.— Answering charges that as a lueky "stock market plunger" he led thousands into stock market speculation heipitig to precipitate, the recent crash, John J. Raskob, in a letter to Senator Harrison, Democrat, Mississippi, branded the allegations "political" and without foundation. "The answer is that I do not gamble In the stoek market," Raskob wrote Harrison. "I have always purchased .stocks outright, investing in tho securities of those companies that L thought had an attractive future, and have held the stocks until such timu as I fell they were selling for all th-.-y were worth." Raskob accused Senator Knuhison, Republican, Indiana, of uVJiberalcly trying to "confuse the public" concerning his plan, for organizing a securities company "that will put at the disposal of men and women in all Voting Machines Used. ' , NEW YORK, Nov. 5.—Election day weather was fair and cold. With voting machines used throughout the city, the results in the major contests will be known shortly after the polls close at 8 o'clock tonight. All of the candiidates made flnal speeches last night. Mayor Walker addressed a negro meeting; La Guardia spoke twice over the radio and wound up his campaign with a series of open-air appearances; Thomas made two radio speeches and spoke twice indoors, while Enright declared the Square Deal party would continue in existence regardless of the resuft of the election. In his last speech of the campaign Walker said that he had sponsored a bill which he claimed "unmasked" the Ku Klux Klan and promised uniform treatment of all citizens of the city "no matter where they were born, where they go to church, or what color of skin God Almighty sent them into the world with." Off-Yeur Elections. WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. B.— Off-year elections were held in some parts of the United States today, but there were only a few contests of importance i'roir a national standpoint. In Virginia there was the only gubernatorial contest of the day, with the Issue centering around the status, of Republicanism in the south. The New York city election was 63(* period to result in Tammany candidates winning the majority of places. (Continued on Page 15) CONGRESS TODAY. walks of life opportunity to invest (Continued on Page 15.; I By United Press.) Senate. Continues debate on rutes ia tariff Judiciary sub-committee resumes lobby investigation. Judiciary committee considers subcommittee reports. House, lu recess until Thursday, if 'I I I I ,4 » M ,/

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