Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on May 28, 1930 · Page 17
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*v- JT' ' 011 tfV£ MKNJllfM „„. FLAG DAY PLANS PROGRESS • ' • •:•".»• "/u....,......^.:,.., " • A:. - N /;-• r - . .\~ ' ' *• Dokies Patrol and Mail Carriers Will Turn Ottt on f ft- rftdjfc With Veterans U Celebrate Day, patrol 6f the knights of khoraBsaw'and the Altoona Mall CartK «ra will join witH; Charles R. Rowan post, *to. &8, Aitteflean Legion, In its two-day celebration bit Flag day In the city on Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14.^ tthese twd organisations will turn out In the parade to feature the event on Friday evening. , Their d«j clslort to i participate was reported at an enthusiastic meeting of the general committee 'on arrangements, with Clyde 10, Baylor presiding, at the Legion- home last evening. Tyrftiie, Hollidaysburg and Roaring Spring, posts, It was announced, will . come to the city with their drum and bugle corps to participate in the Friday night'*'celebration. Central City, Mo- Keesport, Portage, Jersey Shore and Cumberland drum and bugle corps will also be here 'to parade and to enter J contest for these Legion organl- lons on Saturday at the Speedway. 3 committee, headed by Dr. M. A. Ifberg, Is in communication with tne poats in the central section of the Btate and expect that there will be a number" of other corps decide to come ,to the city for the celebration, Joe. Rlley and Samuel T. Watts, representing the Dokies, attended the meeting and reported that their organization : had decided to join with the Legionnaires to make the observance of Flag day an annual event. The Dokies'. color guard, divan and patrol, ~ a half: a hundred members, will turn but on parade In uniform. Colonel Ed' ;ward Coppock announced that the Mall carriers of .the local postofftce would also be in"' line of march with at least thrlty-two uniformed men. Among the organizations that hayp joined the Legion 'to fittingly observe\ the day are the Knights of Malta and the Ladies Drum "and Bugle corps of that frater- . Hal oriler. . The l^lHJtma Junior band, W. D. Melcher conductor, will likely be in the parade, .This organization recently made quite a hit at the apple blossom festival at Winchester and was the winner of one of the band prizes. If it turns-out it will mark Us first local , appearance. The Altoona Aircraft corporation will stage an aerial exhibition during the parade. Captain Hay;ward :W;ebb, ; will pilot a squadron of planes,' in army formation, over the city, following the route of parade-In .the air; ' The Legionnaires publically invite the patriotic,and civic organizations of the fiity to join with them In the Friday {evening's celebration and to assist the post in its plans for making the observance of Flag day In Altoona an annuial, event. Representatives are in- ylted to attend the meeting next Tuesday evening at the Legion home when (the plans for the observance of the day • Will be furthered. GENERAL FINANCE TOOK FOR TODAY ; By CHARLES F. SPEABE. (Copyright, 1930, by Altoona Mirror.) WALL STREET, NEW YORK, May M.—While April railroad earnings make a very poor comparison with .those of the same month last year, the percentage of net operating income decrease Is not so high as that shown in March. The downward trend^in net revenues began last November, when there was a drop of 24 per cent, compared with the same month in 1928. December's loss was similar to that of November. In January, the decrease was 28 per cent. In February, it had risen to 30 per cent and by March to 37 per cent.-. A comparison of the results of about fifty of the leading carriers in April shows that their decrease will run to about 35 per cent, as against the situation in the same month last year.. In' nearly all cases both gross and net operating income are not only below those of similar months in 1929, but for 1928 also, There is a small group of roads, however, that have been, able to exceed their 1928 net earnings for interest and dividends, -although they have experienced a •harp' reduction in both items when compared with 1929. Among them are Chesapeake & Ohio, New York, New Haven & Hartford Lehigh Valley, Baltimore & Ohio, the Virginian, Norfolk & Western, Chicago Great Western, -Missouri Pacific, Gulf Coast Line, Bangor & Aroostook, Maine Central and Florida East Coast Line. The Erie and the; Denver & Rio Grande Western nearly approximated, In the first four months of this year, their net operating Income in the January-April nerlod if 1928. ,.-^L]Tlie slump In earnings has been T»untry-wlde, affecting roads in each oiie of the main territorial classifications. Its violence has been relatively as great in the districts where traffic j-epreaents agriculture, as in those sections where it has suffered from the decline in the iron and steel automobile, coal and copper mining and iron pre industries. TWO ,ARE BURNED IN COJPON FIRE (Continued from Page 1.) car, the hospital ambulance coming about the same time for the woman. Marino suffers burns of the face, head and body in general while Mrs. Ducoli received burns of the face and legs, received, it Is claimed, as she attempted to get Marino out of the burning etructure. Volunteer firemen from West Altoona and GaUitzin responded to calls for help ana by means of the bucket brigade Were able to prevent the fire epreading to several other houses In the near vicinity. Several times adjoining: roofs, all covered with tar paper, burnt Into flames but firemen were stationed upon the roofs and applied •water thereby saving the dwellings, ffhe loss will be around several thousand dollars. JA]>AN WILL ACCEPT. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 28.— Japan's acceptance of the American lutei'pretation of replacement clauses ipf the London naval treaty ia expected here today or tomorrow, but some de- Jay Is likely before Great Britain re- LABOR CONVENTION IS NEARING CLOSE IN HIGHWAY'CltASH (Continued Jttton page i.) , in ,«outWny states, ds* clared Miss Gahen. . - ; A resolution, sanctioning the modi* flcfttlon of the Volstead law and the Jones law to permit the manufacture, Sale and distribution of beer containing 2.7$ per cent alcohol by weight, Was approved. Officers of the state federation were authorized td notify affiliated unions to support candidates for .congress and United States senate, who declare themselves in favor of Modification, In conformity with the policies of the national federation. Word was conveyed to~ both 'Davis" and Pinchot this morning of their endorsement by the state federation. Both expressed much gratification over this action and Pinchot,' at his home at Milford, said that he Would come ftt once to Altoona to address the delegates if he could possibly/ arrange it. 'However.T no further word had been received up to noon today from the ex-governor as to whether he was making the trip. The contention was ended early this afternoon. The federation will meet next year In Harrisburg, ad is customary, to co-incide with the sessions of the state legislature. Upwards of '200 delegates participated in the tour of the local railroad shops yesterday afternoon. This feature was arranged by Charles Kutz and others of the Blair County Central Labor .union. Busses were chartered for the tour and all departments' of the Altoona works were visited. -\ PAYING PROGRAM PROCEEDS SLOWLY Due to the periodical showers and other causes, the street paving operations are not progressing very rapidly this season in Altoona. Contractor B, E. Stall has been delayed in his operations owing to th fact that a nw concrete mixer which he ordered has bedn lost in transit and has not yet been located by the railroads over which it was being shipped to the city. E. L, Grannas has been making progress with the work in Juniata and will shortly finish Fifth avenue. From there he will proceed to other jobs which he was awarded in the Contract letting. At the "city engineer's office preparations are now being made for the second letting. It will not be a very large one and on the whole It is indicated that aside from the Sixth avenue job, in which the state has a hand, this year's paving program will not be as large as during several of the preodil- ing years. . The second letting will not include Sixth avenue. It will be awarded separately. The paving projects in the annexed territory require a great deal of investigation and thus there is much preliminary work to be done in preparing for paving awards. • Studies must be made of the sewerage situation and frequently it is necessary to design a storm sewer system in these-areas and to make a careful examination of the water, gas and other sub-surface lines to make sure 1 that there will be no occasion to tear up the paving after it is laid. DEATH TOLL IN RIOTING_GREATER (Continued from Page 1.) striking dock-workers and strikebreakers. Fifteen Indian coolie women were among those killed at Rangoon. | Four of the dead were Mohammed- ans slain here in the two days of rioting which began when a soldier's dog was kicked by a native. The national congress claimed two other natives were slain. Of the remaining dead, fourteen were killed at Dacca during a bloody week-end, and one officer, Superintendent of Police D. B. Murphy, was killed at Mardan, in the Peshawar district. Injuries reported from the various riots totalled 878, of whom 746 were at Rangoon and seventy-two here. Despite the quiet in Bombay today, there was some nervousness on the part of the European population that the. feelings of natives against foreigners had .been inflamed to a dangerous point. The Mohammedan attack on a physician's son as he was motoring through the city Monday night, and other isolated incidents of natives forcing Europeans to remove their hats, which were burned, were regarded as indications that the feeling against. Europeans was more Intense than at any other time since the rebellion started. .' Previous to the rioting of yesterday and Monday, the Mohammedans had been regarded as passively opposed to the independence movement, which they claimed to feel was directed chiefly towards setting up a Hindu- controlled government unfavorable to Mohammedans. That unexpected and violent outburst, therefore, added to the apprehension. Numerous bodies of armeoV forces occupied Rangoon when the communal riots were resumed there yesterday. In addition, European 'residents were enrolled to aid the police. CARD INDEX IS KEPT OF ALL CONGRESS MEMBERS WASHINGTON,. D. C., May 28.—A card index showing the religion of each member of congress, and of public officials, is kept by the Methodist Board of Temperance, Prohibition and Public Morals, its research secretry, Deets Plckett, told the senate lobby committee today. Fickett said he considered most Catholics wet, so that when he found a man was a member of that church, "it raises a question of his dryness." The index is kept confidentially by the board, Fickett explained. "Some Catholics came to me once and asked who their senators and representatives were," he said. "I gave .them the list, but I told them to keep it confidential because I did not want it used to the disadvantage of these people." Pickett said the board gets information for the index from the candidates themselves. SLEEVES. A navy blue crepe Elizabeth coat has a drop ypke cut and its full length sleeves from yoke depth 011 down are accordlan pleated blue crepe. The frock under it has a very deep pleated flounce, no sleeves and an accordian Pleated yentee. SEVERAL INJURED .;= / Mother and Daughter, Resi- detttfl of fcellwood, £&- tiettts In Bellefoflte Hospital Following Collision. Mrs. Anna IrSvin,, aged 67, and her daughter, Miss Ida trwin, aged 19, Of Bellwood, and Mrs". Roxy Mulrhead of Wlnburn, ciearfield eotintyj are patients in the Beliefonte hospital suffering > from severe Injuries received yesterday afternoon at, 3 o'clock at Julian when a truck and a sedan collided on' ; the highway. Mrs. Irwln Suffers from a fratture of the right leg and lacerations of the face and head. Her daughter, Ida, haa severe lacerations of the 'face and head, and Mrs. Mulrhead suffers a fracture of the right shoulder and lacerations. Mr. and Mrs. Irwin and their Son went to Lock Haven yesterday with a small truck and their sedan to bring their daughter home from the State Teachers college. 'Mr. Irwln and the son were' bringing Ida's personal belongings home on the truck and the -daughter and her mother were coming home4tt*lhe sedan. • As thBl reached the Winburne In- tersectlonit Julian, Richard Butler, aged 17, MTWinburne, driving a truck, made a •left turn and crashed into the Irwin sedan. Both cars were wrecked. It was found that Mrs. Irwin and her daughter were badly Injured a.nd they w'ere taken to the Belleforite hospital where they were admitted. Their condition Is reported as fair today. '•',)' '•"'.. On the truck with Butler wese Mrs. Roxy Mulrhead -and her daughter, Nettie, aged 19 months, Wilrna Brun- zer, aged'13, and Robert Carlson, aged 19, all of Winburne. All were Injured and were taken to Belief onte. Mrs. Muirhead was the most seriously Injured and was admiltted for treatment. The baby daughter' had lacerations of the face and head and afte*r treatment was taken home last night, Wllma Brunzer suffered lacerations of the face and a deep cut on. the right knee.. Robert Carlson suffered contusions * below the ' eyes. Miss Brunzer and Carlson went to their homes at Winburne after receiving treatment. ' • Butler was only slightly injured and following an investigation by state motor patrolmen, he was placed under arrest and ia being held for a hearing on a charge of reckless driving. His injuries consisted of a sprain of the back and some bruises. REFERENDUMS BY STATESJROBABLE (Continued from Page 1.) statement,' Walsh said: "I have .been thinking along that line myself. I' feel about the same way." * •», Will Make Announcement. "Will you make the same announcement?" he was asked; , "Xes," he replied. In 1926 Montana voted to repeal the "bone dry" state enforcement act it had passed in 1916 before federal prohibition. Wets were elated by Jones' statement. / "It looks as if he is beginning to see the light," said Senator Tydlngs, Democrat, Maryland, one of the senate's wet leaders. Most drys refused to comment, but Senator Sheppard, Democrat, Texas, co-author of the eighteenth, amendment said he did not feel' concerned about the statement because of the politican situation in Jones' state and because the Washington senator ex- presse^ the opinion that his -state still was dry. Sheppard said, however, that if his state voted for repeal or modification he would "give' it serious consideration." "I would not want to bind myself in advance, however, he said. The Texas senator declared he was not "disturbed" by the wets' claim that the current trend is against prohibition. RETIRED VETERANS AT MEMORIAL SERVICE Tribute was paid tb sixteen members of local No. 4, Pennsylvania Railroad Retired Veterans' association, who passed away during the past year, at the' annual memorial service held yesterday afternoon at the railroad Christian association rooms. Former Judge Thomas C. Hare delivered the eulogy. Edward Kabello presided and the meeting , opened with singing' "America" and prayer by the chaplain, George Landis. The ceremony was opened with a vocal solo by Howard W. Lindaman, while Mr. Kabello and George Levan performed the rites, placing a white carnation for each name, as the roll of the dead was called. The following were thus honored: S, B. McMInn, A. P. Condon, John N. Stephens, J. W. Slatchower, J. W. Tindell, J. H. Schnably. Daniel W. Brandt, A, K. Brandt, W. W. Burbanks, R. F. Bankert, William Wareham, John Dalton, J. R. Ryan, George Y. Barr. John P. Hill. The theme of the address by Judge Hare was "Fellowship and Love." 'He spoke most feelingly of the late members, paying an appropriate tribute to each. Prayer by the chaplain closed the service. SENIOR HIGH SUMMER SESSION OPENS JUNE 30 The Senior High school summer session of six weeks will open on June 30, continuing for a period of six weeks and closing on Aug. 8, according to announcement made this morning at the school. Miss Avenell Shaw, secretary of the sessions, will accept enrollments at the Senior High office beginning June 2. The summer session, which has been conducted for the. past five years, offers the students an opportunity to make'up failed subjects arid avoid repeating the study during the regu]ar term. Credit is allowed only in subjects previously taken fh the regular school term, although othet subjects may also be taken in the sessions. All regular subjects will be taught in the school if sufficient student* request the study. A fee of f 1 will be charged for each subject taken out will be returned at the end of the term if the student has attended twenty-five days of the school. Students from outside the city will be required to pay a $5 fee for each subject taken and the fee will not be returned. The studies offered will include thoae of the ninth grade students. Gems Found In Police Add An adventure rivaling detective fiction resulted In ^he confiscation of «aOO,000 worth of jewelry, pictured above, and the arrest of five persons, shown below, In a raid by detectives on a New York hotel. The band, trailed for nine weeks previous to tHelr capture, were suspected of being International jewel thleve§. Xeft to right are Jacob Rosen, aged 38, of New York; William J. O'Connor, aged 41, of Buffalo, N. Y.; Hilda Carter, aged 84; George Cole, aged 42, of Nfew York; and James W. Watson, aged 40. Police sought to- connect the five with recent jewel robberies In .Detroit, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Miami and other cities. TARIFF BILL WON'T BELONG_ONITSWAY i (Continued from Page i".) increasing the authority of the commission. .The new. language was really . Inserted because President Coolidge' pigeon-holed recommendations of the tariff' commission and it is not thought ..probable that President Hoover, In view of' the present discussion, would fail to act upon recommendations of the commission either approving or disapproving them. There is constant talk about Mr. Hoover vetoing ..the bill, but this is groundless. The president will sign it. He may have secret .hopes that it may get tangled up in congress and never be presented to him for signature, but no intimation of this has been given so far as is known. Actually there is a majority in each house which wants to see the tariff bill passed, notwithstanding , the rising protest against some of its provisions in different parts of the country. Also, in the last few days considerable fear has been expressed In the east, particularly the 1 financial district in New York, that foreign trade was already be|ng affected through European resentment and boycotting of American goods. (Retaliatory measures' against the United States are expected as a matter of course' and foreign trade is at the moment .off as compared with last year so that those who are expressing apprehension about the effects of the tariff bill are at the same time arguing that America's business depression is not going to be accelerated by the enactment of the pending tariff bill. ' Up to now foreign countries have been'more or less embarrassed in,expressing their opinion about the tariff bill, for the United States has always considered the tariff a domestic question. Representations from abroad have been made inxthe form of resolutions from commercial bodies and trade organizations which have been transmitted to the state department by embassies and legations hefe. These ha,Ve beW ,filed without any particular Attention .-being paid to them. . Reprisals ' therefore against American goods exported abroad are feared by manufacturers, many of whom are saying that in some instances a tariff-; duty has been imposed to protect a two or three hundred thousand dollar business, or a relatively sntell industry while tearing down, a, large Industry in a foreign country whose workers now have a grievance, and will not "buy millions and'millions .of dollars worth of American wares. It Is this phase of tariff-making which is .rather novel because on other occasions American foreign trade has not been as vital a factor in keeping employment and factories in the United States at full capacity . FUNERAL NOTICE. Funeral, services for Mrs, Theresa Platzer, wife of John Platzer, who died at the home of her brother, Henry Poppenwiner of 3403 .Walnut avenue at 12.05 o'clock noon yesterday, will be conducted on Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's church. Interment will be made in St. Mary's cemetery. In addition to her husband, who resides at the Poppenwiner residence, she is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Carl, Annie and Victoria Petronia, Poppenwiner, ' all of Germany; Paul Poppewiner and Mrs, llyrtle Kainzbauer, both of Brooklyn, N. Y., and the brother at whoa$,home she died. < Funeral services for Lester Plummer McCachren, who died yesterday morning at his home, 409 Bell avenue, will be held at the home at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Interment will be made in Oak Ridge cemetery. Al/TOONA DISPEN8AKY. Monroe Chevalier, aged 40, of 123 East Fifth avenue, suffered contusions of the left side of the body and was treated at the Altoona hospital dispensary. Chevalier work for the East Side Coal & Supply company. Robert 'A. Leake, aged 23, of Altoona R. D. 2, was given attention In the dl,s- pensary for a laceration of the left eyebrow. James Mills, aged S, whose home is at 106 East Eighth street, received treatment for an ailment of the left side of the neck. George Davis, aged 48, of 1317 Fif- teenth'street, was treated for an infection of the right hand. MINOU rEHMITS ISSUED. These permits were issued today at the building inspector's office: H. Rickabaugh, porch for H. C. Whitesal at 1902 Third avenue, $150; Joseph McCulloch, porch at.511 Twenty-seventh avenue, $20; R. Bailtsy, garage at 1926 Second avenue, $50, and John Marsh, porch repairs at 1312 Sixteenth avenue, [TO. Albert Maruhetti took out a permit to raze two old buildings for MeVey & Faria at 720-22 Eighth avenue. POPULAR ATHLETE TO WED_ALTOONAN Mr. and Mrs. Max Schiffman of 2133 Beale avenue' announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Genevieve SchlffmanJ to Mr. Allie Wolff, son of Mr. and Mite, Barney Wolff of" 2117 East Twenty-first street, Brooklyn, N. Y. Miss Schiffman is one of the most popular of the 'younger social set in this city and is' aii .extremely' talented young lady.':.- > •<' '•••£$''" • Allle Wolff wilft be remembered as one of Penn'State's most versatile athletes, he holdlngymore varsity . letters than any'<single Individual -In Penn States' history with but a single; exception, that being Steve Hamas, his teammate. He has held an enviable record at school in baseball, football, boxing and scholastic attainment for four years. : He held the intercollegiate 160-pound championship in the boxing division, never having suffered defeat Muring his entire career. Mr. Wolff made his professional debut in the boxing world just several, weeks ago in New York city and has. won his first five professional bouts thus far over the knockout route and is now booked for a fight at Madison Square. Garden, the mecca of all professional boxers. Miss Schiffman is at the present time employed at Schwartz brothers department store, having charge of the glove department. Mr. Wolff, or Allie, as he is more properly^known, is at present athletic instructor of the James Madison High school of Brooklyn, N. Y., and expects" to continue with this line of work after marriage, giving tip<his professional boxing career. • Allie played baseball in the Blair County league last year. He has turned down offers of the New York Giants- to sign a contract tb play for them in order to continue his chosen work as athletic director of his home town high school. Plans are now under-way for a formal engagement party. Plans-for this event are'now being formulated and are in charge of Mr. and Mrs. I. Marcus and <Dr. and Mrs. M. A. Wolfberg, Melvin Donald. Wolfberg, son of Dr. and Mrs. Wolfberg, who will celebrate his 4th birthday'next month, is at present a protege of Allie Wolff and expects to continue under his'leadership. PLANS COMPLETED FOR HERO SERVICE Thn natiqna of the world have promised not to resort to war again! to settle international questions and,.it is natural that they should also recognize the sacrifices that multitudes make in times of peace in the daily performance of duty. It is glorious to die for one's country, but it. is more glorious to ,llve for it. To this end, there Is a growing desire to recognize in a fitting manner the peace time sacrifices of that vast army of heroes for whom there never can be any armistice. A group of people representing all the religious, organizations as well as racial groups and labor have united to hold a service on Oak Ridge cemetery on Friday afternoon, May 30, at 4 while he was at work; the grave of a miner who was killed by a fall of rock while the was at work; the grave of a fireman who was. killed by a falling wall in a fire on Green avenue years ago; a mother who gave h?r life in child birth; an engineer who was killed in the great wreck in the Altoona yards, and the grave of a teaching sister who gave her life in the service of teaching will be decorated with • a service to be held at the pavi 11 ion in the cemetery. ' Rev. Herman Kaebnick, D. D., the newly elected president of the mlnla- terium, will offer the invocation, and Rabbj Eugene E. Hibshman will deliver the main address, while a representative of the Central Labor council, of the colojed people, the Catholic, Jewish and Protestant groups will lay flowers on the graves of these peacetime heroes. The public is cordially invited to this beautiful service. DWELLING HOUSE PREY OF FLAMES (Continued from Page 10 days, the tenant just completing his flitting. 'Firemen of No. 3 company responded to a still alarm at 6.23 o'clock last evening, going to the home of W. J. Grabill, 111 Fourth avenue, where some gasoline used for cleaning ignited from the furnace. The firemen were not in service. MAUUIAGK Berdine Franklin Weyaut.. ui 2230 Tenth avenue and Vesta Teresa/Shank of 2513 Third avenue, Altoona. ' Orbusson U. R. Sparks and Beame F. Boudrie, both ol Everett, FLAGS ARE BEING PLACED ON GRAVES Stars and Stripes Will Be Unfurled Over Mound of Bach of the 3,600 Soldiers fiuried In County. CHANOE JPBAC*ICIfl HOUR. ' Because of the change in the hour for baccalaureate service rehearsal tomorrow members of the school orchestra are requested by Howard W. Lindaman, head , of the music department, to report at the school at 10,30 a. m., while final rehearsal for the chapel choir will be held at ^ o'clock Saturday evening in the Roosevelt Junior High school. Members of the school band are asked' to report in front of the_Senior High building at 8.30 o'clock Friday morning for participation in the Memorial day parade. 4 DIVISIONS FOR MEMORIAL PARADE ., (Continued from Page 1.) Veterans of Foreign Wars band. James L. Noble post, Foreign Wars. Veterans of Ladles' auxiliary, Veterans of ;For- eign.Wars. v Alexander commandry, P. O. S: of Blair County Historical association. Company G Veterans' association. American Cadets. Uniform ranks, Knights of Malta. Malta drill and bugle Dames of team. American Legion Drum corps. } Charles R. Rowan post, American Legion. • American Legion auxijjary. Officers reserve corps. ' Knights of King Arthur. Powattan .council, I. O. R. M. • '< Daughters of America. Girls Reserves. 4 Fourth Division. .Dr. R. E. Laramy, marshal! This division will form on-Sixth [aye- nue, between Tenth and Fourteenth Streets, with right resting on Tenth street, and will be prepared to move at 9.55 a. m., on the return of the procession from Oak Ridge cemetery the marshal will direct the formation of the bands and schools comprising this division. "'The route of march will be as follows: Seventh avenue and Eighth street to fc'lrnt avenue, to Tenth street, to Oak Jtidffe cemetery, where a halt of five minute* will 6e made to hold brief exercises. From Ouk Ridge cemetery to Seventh avenue, to Seventh street, to Chestnut avenue, to Ninth strceti to Willow avenue, to 1'alrvlew cemetery, where the exercises of the day will be held. The military escort will salute the veterans organizations at the entrance to Oak Ridge cemetery, where FINE TRIBUTE IS, PAID WARJOTHERS (Continued from Page i.) tfpened the program, folKwed .by the salute to the flag, the singing of the "Star Spangled Banner" and silent tribute to the departed. Following the serving of the banquet, Mrs. S. O. Washabaugh, president of the Blair-Bedford council, American Legion auxiliary, called the assemblage to order and then extend greetings to the Gold Star mothers and distinguished guests present. • Presents Mr*. Badgers. Mrs. Washabaugh then presented C. J. Rodgers, president of the SOUTH ALTOONA BE1NUSSI Official* Makifif *flt Progress In Aancl«d Which Will Soon le plcted. Distribution of flags and their erection on the graves of the veteran* of the various wars in the different cemeteries in the county Is now In progress under the direction of the Veteran* of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and other organizations.'. The flags and markers for this put- pose are furnished by the county conv- missioners • and . approximately 3,800 have been required, there being that number of men who served In the various wars, from he'Revolution down, Who He at rest in the cemeteries of the county. , • . The flags and markers were delivered yesterday to the several post rooms. .Those that have, not yet received their allotments should go to. the hall of post 62 of the Grand Army on Chestnut ave- hiie, from where some of them will be distributed. Past Commander Philip Burket has been 'in charge of the distribution on the part of the Veterans ofi Foreign Wars. The cemeteries In the city 1 and vicinity have been divided between the Veterans and the Legion and it is imperative that every flag be placed prior to Memorial day, so that the work Is proceeding without- delay. The Veterans of Foreign Wars" will have a special Memorial day observance on Friday afternoon in Greenwood cemetery,'In conjunction with the Civic association of that place. James L. Noble, the Juniata youth who lost his life in the Philippine war while endeavorlng-to save the life of a comrade and after whom the post was named, and the late Herbert O. Kelley, past national commander, are buried In Greenwood, and they and the other comrades will be honored in this spe- - ~ .,_- ., ,.. -racial service. Commander J. H. Shearer* on vour tr| P "V^ 088 th , e ° cean : said( ? r ; of the Noble post will speak. » Alieman as he handed each motner local Legion aux41iaty, who ably served as toastmistress. After welcoming the mothers, organizations and notable guests, Mrs. Rodgers called upon Mayor John J. McMurray. The mayor, In his brief remarks, spoke, words of 'praise for the Gold Star mothefs. "We, the citizens of Altoona, witi be, watching over you throughout your Journey to and from France and are wishing you a safe and pleasant 'voyage. That you will return t ous greatly benefited by your trip is our most sincere wish." Floyd Hoenstine, district commander of the 'Legion, was the next speaker to greet the Gold S;tar mothers. He cited facts and figures as to casualties during the World war and mentioned how the money that is to be spent for the Gold Star mothers' pilgrimage to- France is equal to that necessary for five days of warfare. Dr. George E. Alieman, commander of the Charles R. Rowan post, then presented gifts to the Gold Star mothers In the form of Bibles, of which the local Legionnaires are th edonors. "These Bibles come from a group of boys affiliated with the Legion, and we want you to carry them with you services o'clock. will be held about 10.30 Picked members of company G, 110th Infantry, will form the firing squad and volleys will be fired in Oak Ridge, St. John's, St. Mary's and Fairvlew cemeteries. During Memorial day morning flowers will be distributed in all Altqona cemeteries by members of the Sons of veterans organization,- assisted by Boy Scouts affiliated with the Blair-Bedford council. During the present week small contributions have been made by school .children at their respective schools for the purchase of these flowers and the total sum collected assures a large variety of flowers for distribution. one'bf the sacred Books. At this juncture, Mrs. Russell, one of the Gold Star mothers, rose and expressed her appreciation of the Bible tendered her. She outlined how It was a Bible which aided an officer to communicate with her about her son's grave in France after more than two years following his death in battle. Mr. Shearer's Letter. J. H. .Shearer, commander of the James L. Noble post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, who was unable to be present at the banquet, was the author of a letter which was read by Mrs. Rodgers in which he set forth his sentiments of deep'respect and esteem for the Gold Star mothers and his wishes for a happy journey across the ocean. District Attorney Richard H. Gilbert, Who was forced to leave prior to the inception of the formal program, and Dr. D. Kaufman, past Legion commander, who Was unable to attend the affair, conveyed their wishes of "Don voyage" to the (Gold Star mothers through Mrs. Rodgers. Mrs. Rodgers introduced the' seven Gold Star mothers to the assemblage, each of the elderly women standing as her name was called out. The toastmistress also presented Mrs. Frank B. Emery of . Willlamsport, .state ..president of the Legion 'auxiliary; Mrs. Walter B. Lotz of Tyrone, state vice president, and Mrs. T. M." Stahlman of Pittsburgh, western directress of the Legion auxiliary. Mrs. Emery, with much feeling, re- spended with a brief talk in which she told of the distinct honor that has been afforded the Gold Star mothers in giving their sons in the World war and then presented each of the mothers with a silk American flag and a bouquet of poppies. ' Given Traveling Cases. 1 On behalf of the auxiliaries affiliat- ' ed with the Blair-Be'dford council, .Mrs. I Rodgers then gave each mother ,a fine i leather traveling case, "We want you to carry these with you to France and remember us in their use on your most glorious pilgrimage," said Mrs. Rodgers in addressing the mothers. Musical entertainment *of unusual merit featured the banquet session and included music during the serving of the dinner by Miss Eernadette Vallade's orchestra; singing pf "When You're Away" and "Mother" by Miss Ro^e Marie Hoover, accompanied by Miss Ann Casey; and also solos by Miss Alma Shoemaker, with .Mrs. R. J.'-' Gildea playing the accompaniment. Benediction by Mrs. Russell, the Gold Star mother from Bedford, brought the ceremonies to a conclusion, following which an informal receptoin was held for the Gold Star mothers and the state officers of the Legion auxiliary. A beautiful basket of flowers, which graced the speakers' table, was taken late last night to Mrs. R. M. Rowan, who has been ill at her home for some, weeks. Mrs. .Rowan, who ia a Gold Star,mother, was'the first president of the local Legion auxiliary and is the mother of the boy for whom the local Legion post is named. Committees serving in connection with the banquet were Mrs. Paul Goetz, reservation chairman; Mrs. D. Kaufman, decorations and gifts; Mrs. Charles Stout, menu and favors; Miss Nettie Morgan, program, and Mrs. Curtis O'Shell and Mrs. Calvin Lewis, reception. City Assessor I* A. Woome£ and i assistants, John J. Caf ay airf i. Krider, are now working itt Sotittr toona. They hare practically pleted the work in Llyswe* afttf ' throughout Pleasant valley, bat ha** some back calls to make in East Eftdt' Since they started the field wotfc Mr the triennial assessment, the assessor* have been traveling together through out the annexed territory, but wheft they take up the work in the oW ettjr limits they will work separately etfr,. that the woyk may proceed more rapidly. In all the annexed territory It fta» been incumbent upon the; t, tomaMr a thorough study of all the property. The first assessment made in these areas after annexation bad to be made- very hurriedly and in the middle: at winter. Now they are giving every piece of property their deliberate cott- alderation and they have been obliged to devote considerable time to round- Ing up the owners of vacant ground. In the old city limits the task witt be greatly simplified. No revolutionary changes in valuations are contemplat* ed and it is quite probable that therw will be but little change in the value of a great many of the properties. On the other hand, there has been a shifting of values in different sections and this will mean that there will have to be many readjustments. There are sections that will be entitled to a lower valuation and Others that may expect raises. AH these adjustme" < are presumed to be made in the tr*' - nial year. Due to the character of the buildings in a considerable portion of South' Altoona the work proceeds more rapidly there than in other portions of the outlying territory and it will not Be long until <he assessors will be ready to begin the work in the old city Hm- its. *i>y< LOCAL LEGIONNAIRES ORGANIZE RIFLE OLUB More than a score of Legionnaires! of the city last evening organized the ' Charles. R. Rowan post, No. 228, Rifle club. It is affiliated with the National Association of Civilian Rifle Clubs and will' have a membership of some forty or more members. A charter will be asked of the national association and plans made for practice in shooting and contests during the summer. The following officers were chosen at a meeting held in the Legion home: President, W. S. Halght; vice .president, R. N. Mutzabaugh; secretary, Harry L. Ireland; treasurer, Clyde Saylor; executive officer, Dr. M. A. Wolf berg; publicity officer, Harry E. Slep. By-laws were a4opted and steps were taken* to secure equipment and the use of a range for shooting. The following Legionnaires have been enrolled: W. S. Haight, H. L. Ire- laud, R. N. MuUabaugn, C. M. Ray, C. C. Copenhaver. Harold J. Pegg, Dr. M. A. Wolfberg, Fred E. Glass, Harry E. Slep, Ralph E. Isenberg, Clyde E. Saylor, Harry E. Clarke, Frank J. Toole, Herman Heess, C. Q, Stoltz. A. J. Laramor, Phil KUvau, Dr. G. E. Alieman, T. Don Willoughby, William J. Harlin, Walter P. Gipprich and R. E. VaaOrmer. CRESSON HIGHWAY IS AGAIN CLOSED (Continued from Page 1.) year over a period of several months, the Clark Brothers Construction company is said to have promised all possible haste in the construction, consistent with a first class job, with an increased force of men and machinery. While the length of time that the detour wlH be in effect will depend largely upon weather conditions, it is expected to continue in effect during the greater part of the summer by those most conservative in their estimates which have been based on past progress ma<ie by the contractors and the fact that preparations are being made to begin concreting at the east end pf the stretch remaining to be built, v inch must then be allowed sufficient time to harden before trucks can convey road-building material to the upper end of the job, where no concreting can be done yet because of the grading not being finished. The contractors have changed their plans for half-width construction which was at first hinted and which was apparently being Delayed awaiting the approval of the application to have the road officially closed and traffic detoured. Beginning the first of this week the laying of forma was in conformity with plans for full-width pouring, gxpected to start this week, yrubably tomorrow. MANUFACTURERS OF ICE FORM MERGER Owners of six local Ice companies have pooled interests and purchased the John Kazmeier property at Ninth avenue and Eighteenth street upon which is located the former Germanise brewery, the .Crystal Ice company plant, the bottling works, house and barn. Application has .been made for a charter and, in due timer much of the present ice Industry will be centralized there. Commenting upon the purchase thin morning, one of those most heavily concerned financially stated- that economy in manufacture and distribution is the'main motive in the movement and this, it' was. stated, wiQV eventuate better- service?.an*r savins in cost. While not likely to be act in motion this season, it ia expected- the merger of the companies will bat _ completed and work centralized by tne " end of the year. The merging companies are the Altoona Ice company, the Blair Ice 4t Cold Storage company, the Standard Ice company, the Citizens' Ice com-» pany, the Juniata Ice company and the Cresson Ice company. Officers of the new corporation have been choienV as follows: .President, Paul Fry; vice; president, George B. Miller; secretary, Harry Kjellman; '• treasurer, James Lamb. ' CONTROVERSY OVER ACTIONS CURTIS (Continued from Page 1.) fused td permit Curtis to act on four* other points of order in connection with the bill in, order to* speed the legislation. He denied emphatically however, that his unusual course was dictated by any desire to stifle the measure now,, in its flnal stages. K Even when it was pointed put that such tactics gave support to the Democratic charges that the Republicans are quietly-planning the bill's death by filibuster, both Smoot and Watson'de- clined to offer an explanation. ALDERMANIC NEWS. Joseph Russo of Logan street,-South Altoona, made information before Alderman Charles M. Kephart of the Fifth ward in which he charged John McKnight with assault and battery on his young son. The story which was told at the hearing last night was to. the effect that McKnight and some other boys were playing "passing the stone" by pitching a round bouldeir from one to another and, that young Tluaso, running backwards, in a playful attitude, got in the way of a pasa and suffered a terrific' blow on the head. The companions carried the youth home and are said to hava bestowed every care they knew, both at his home and at a hospital to whteil he was removed. The alderman decided that it was an accident rather than % criminal act and discharged the defendant. . KUHN'S MARKETS Iceberg Lettuce, Buuuh (Jarruts, Uaullttuwer, Urean . Yellow W«x Beams. C'ucunitor*, . Cutera Heart*. Pepper*, tlouie t»«nw« Kadi*he», Spinach, Water (Jr«M, Bft- dive, UauUelluu aud Rhubarb. Imported t'beese of all kiuu*, tf fresl, Friilte. pukl* ti«« Ueata aud luncluau Heat* FISH SPECIALS Fresh Caught Fillets ---- 4 ....... its ft, ike .............. IT Also crab meat ami Inil Una •! Open till 9 p, m. Thursday KUHN'S MARKETS Where IMHMl Urvea 4v«. mi C<HMkt»** VblUM W« •>-:J \

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