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Legal Blanks of All Kinds Cm Be Purchased at the Altdona Minor Hltoona 1 Sell, Rent or Buy Thf ottgti Aft Ad on The Mirrors Classified 1 'Pil JJekl i ! 'age " *—•* SECOND PART ALTOONA, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 5, 1929. 15 BROKERS RESTING AFTER JARD WORK Election Holiday Gives Hard- pressed Financial District Chance to Catch. Up With Bookkeeping Job. THREE SHORT MARKET DAYS FOLLOW HOLIDAY Newcomers In Exchange and Investment Trusts That Bought Stocks as Bargains Are In Strong Position, C. F. CARPENTER DIES SUDDENLY (Continued from Page 1.) players. For a couple of seasons the Altoona club was a sensation. Launches Trl-State. Mr. Carpenter Initiated the movement for the Tri-State league in the fall of 1903 after the discovery that Independent baseball was not a stable or sound proposition despite the fact that his teams of 101, 02 and 03 were successful. George Heckert of York, Tom, Gray of Wllllamsport and J. Leonard Replogle f Johnstown, after PADLOCK ORDERED IN-FEDERAL COURT Thirty-six Places In Western Pennsylvania Closed by Final Rulings — Portage Club "included. f • By ELMEn C. WALZEB, 1). P. Financial Editor. NEW YORK, Nov. 5.—Wall Street rested today while New York citizens cast their ballots in a municipal election. Tomorrow the market will open at the usual time,, but closing has been changed to 1 'p. m., making a three-hour session. The same procedure holds true for Thursday and Friday, the week ending with a holiday all day Saturday. Looking back on the market y.ester- day observers were of the opinion that the list was now behaving according to normal pr0cedure. The activity was reduced and selling was growing less persistent. Incidentally, It was learned today that a considerable amount of necessitous liquidation had been cleaned up and that remaining margin accounts were well bolstered up to withstand a severe selling orgy should another develop. . Expect Rapid Klse At the same time this forced selling- out of poorly margined accounts was in progress a bear interest was being built up. This was considered a favorable factor in that it -would make for (By United Press.) PITTSBURGH,. Nov. 5.—Thirty-six places In western Pennsylvania today were under padlock orders In final decrees handed down in federal court here, while fourteen others were permitted to remain open under bond. Fivo -.-.--..-••• "'in. „!„ • of the sixty cases which were heard consultation, came to the same opin-, dlsmlased an d five were con- ion and Mr. Carpenter was urged to 1 ed unt ,, Jan 7> 1930 Elghteen ot call a meeting in the tall of 1J03 with the p)aces pad i oc u e d were burgh. the result that the was launched the next year. The meeting was held at Harrlsburg during the 1003 winter and the league was organized with W. C. Farnsworth of Harrlsburg as president and Heckert as secretary. It was an Independent organization and gained notoriety throughout the country as the fastest organization in the minor field. Mr. Carpenter managed the Altoona club and built up an aggregation of players of big league timber. Mr. Carpenter In 1906 was elected president and. secretaryrtreasurer . of the league and' successfully piloted the organization through a stormy fight with the major organizations. The Tri-State (jlubs were taking Its promising stars, some of whom continue in tho game. It also developed a num- In Pitts- Places which were ordered padlocked Included: Club at ^617 Main street, Portage, Pa., William Benson, proprietor and Jacob Goodman, \owner. Eagles, club, located In Merchant street, Atnbridge; Ambrldge Aerie No. 1365, proprietor and owner. Club on first floor of building in West Main street, Carnegie; Nick Colbaz, proprietor, and Albert Simon, owner. Club.at 839 Railroad, street, Springdale; Hungarian Beneficial society, owner,and proprietor. Place at 1239 Merchant street, Am- brldge;. Asa B. Moore. Places which were permitted to remain open under bond included. Loyal Order of Moose, Thirteenth REASON FOR MODIFYING HOOVER AND MacDONALD STATEMENT MADE KNOWN league stars. Mr. Carpenter' saw that the league could not exist as an outlaw organization and through him the organization was admitted to organized baseball. He remained as its head for a half dozen or more years, later to be succeeded by George M. Graham, then 'sporting editor of the Philadelphia North American. He continued his interest in the game until the league disbanded in 1912. Ills Business Career. . "Charley" Carpenter, as' he was more famlllary known, on completing his school days took, up stenography He proved proficient and later secured a clerkship at the Altoona freight sta- The general prediction still Is for a tion. His ability was soon recognized quieter market with fluctuations in a by A. T. Heintzelman, freight agent, narrow range. However, there are w ho made him his stenographer. From many who look forward to a renewed I this position he became chief clerk, period of buying. This is stated typi-j a-position he held for several years By PAUL SCOTT MOWKK. (Special Cable to Altoona Mirror and Chicago Dally NOWB. ) PARIS, Nov. 5.—It Is now possible to reveal, owing to a partial indls- creatlon of The Echo de Paris, what heretofore has been a strict secret known only to a few diplomats and one or two (journalists—the story of the British cabinet meeting which put a sudden damper on the supposed results of the conversations between President Hoover and the Premier Ramsay MacDonald at Rapidan. It will be recalled that an announcement was made at the close of those meetings that an important statetnent was about to be made. British journalists went so far as to announce that this statement would concern the freedom, of the seas. It Is certain, in fact that Hoover and MacDonald hud reached a tentative agreement on this vexed question. The exact details are unknown, for MacDonald will not give a detailed explanation to his cabinet until tomorrow. But whatever the American contribution to the bargain may have been, it appears that Great Britain's offer was to. abandon the right of search and seizure of neutral vessels not carrying contraband on the high seas and to dismantle naval bases not only In the West Indies, but at Halifax and Esqulmalt. a rapid started, rise once a new advance Owls-club, Merchant street, Am bridge. Bar and club room, Ambridge Hunting .and Fishing club, proprietor, and Matt Majcan, owner, open under $501) bond. Cases dismissed included places at the following addresses; 309 Hawkins avenue, Rankin, Louis J. Cjetonic, proprietor, and Catherine Parton, owner". • , /Bar room at 802 Duss Avenue, Ambridge; Polish Falcons Nest No. 182, Joe Ziolkowskl, proprietor, and John Tahlja and Frances Tahija owners. THREE HOMES BURN. Before issuing the joint, statement, however, MacDonald thought It bunt to inform London. A full cabinet meeting was immediately called Including the heads of the three fighting arms, on air, land and sea. Arthur Henderson read the premier's cablegram and added that ho would be unable to agree to abandon the right of search and seizure until he knew more details of tho views of the United States. Alexander, speaking for the admiralty, said that he was unable to agree to the dismantling of the bases, which, In his opinion, If the Kellogg pact meant anything, would be quite unnecessary. Questioned by Philip Snowden, chancellor of the exchequer, Alexander said that even after the agreement with the United States the naval budget, now about $280,000,000, would still be around $265,000,000 or $270,000,- HEART ATTACK IS FATAL TO VETERAN Benjamin Franklin Bradley, Aged 84, Who Fought In Thirty-one Civil War Engagements, Found Dead. 000. After this discussion It was decided to cable MacDonald to say nothing about these matters until after he returned to London and gave the cabinet fuller particulars. Thus Is explained not only tho delay In issuing the Hoover and MacDonald joint statement, but the general surprise after so much was promised that It should contain so little In the way of concrete promises. (Copyright, 1020, Chicago Dally Ncwn, Inc.) cally in the letter of Anderson & Fox as follows: "There may be a period of leveling off from here, affording a fresh opportunity for the discriminating buyer. In the course of ' time, the low levels of last week, as well as those recorded today, may look ridiculously low." • Brokers reported good buying In small lots from a long list of newcomers in the market. These persons had seen the* success of the many who had played the- recent bull move and they thought present prices were bargains. Newcomers In Market. Incidentally, the investment . trusts were also said to be taking further large blocks of stocks on recessions. This sort of buying made itself felt yesterday after a lower opening, and prices rallied sharply when tho buying orders were uncovered. The industrial average now stands at 257,68. This , compares with 273.51, the figure reached on the recovery list Thursday, and with 230.07, the low-of the year, touched on Tuesday. The figure is now back to where it was last Wednesday, Monday's break having wiped out all of Thursday's recovery. .While the market is in the thrbes of readjustment, brokers have .before them the problem of straightening o,ut their books. They made fair progress last weekend expect to have all,the kinks ironed out. There are still many disputes over prices that must be arbitrated between buyers and sellers. These will be taken up as routine after the holiday today. IDEAL WEATHER IS OFFERED GUNNERS He was inclined to enter the business world and In the 90'8. he. purchased the Mishler cigar store, located on Twelfth street below Eleventh avenue, on the site of the Mountain City Trust company. It became the popular resort for the lovers of sport. He conducted the store until the building was sold to the trust company and it was practically razed over his head. In these latter years he was engaged In the automotive business, being affiliated with W. E. Bell in the agency for the Garford and G. M. C. trucks and the United States tires. The business was located at 1208 Eighth street. He was successful In this venture and had established a profitable business. An Ardent Sportsman. , Mr. CaVpenter, in addition to being Interested in .baseball,' was an ardent .sportsman, active in He was one 6f the, men the 1 organization of the Ideal weather conditions, the first since the opening of the small game hunting season last Friday, greeted the hunters today and a record number of sportsmen, taking advantage of the election day holiday are in the woods for their favorite sport.' The coldest weather of the season, a heavy frost and bright skies, dawned today. The previous three days of the season have been marred to some 'extent by rain. Hunters are still reporting plenty of game and well filled game bags'being displayed. More turkeys have been ahot already this season than were bagged in' a corresponding period for some years past. C. W. Mcllnay of 3002 Third avenue, the well known insurance man, spent the first day of the hunting season in Snake Spring valley in the southern end of the cove and secured a fine lot of game. He shot a gobbler which weighed twelve pounds during the fore• noon and spent the remainder of the day in hunting rabbits and squirrels. He secured two rabbits and flve squirrels. Tha ( 'We-Three" Rod and Gun club, composed of Eddie Dobson, Lou Brldgeland and Charles Flower.., all of this city, returned home from a two-day hunt at their camp near Marengo, Centre county. They bagged twenty rabbits, two ringneck pheasants and one gray squirrel. 'Johnny Ehredt served as official cook at the camp and he did things up brown. J. H. Corbin of 113 Lexington avenue bagged a sixteen pound turkey while hunting in Sinking valley. He also got three squirrels. A turkey weighing nineteen pounds was shot by Raymond Shultz of South Second street; Bellwood, the bird being shot back of the town. J. H. Corbin of 113 Lexington avenue shot a sixteen pound turkey in Sinking valley on Friday. Mr. Corbin later added three apulrrels to his Among the successful Altoona hunters is Dave Cassidy of Thirteenth avenue and Twenty-sixth street who has just returned from a hunt in the wilds of Fulton county where he bagged a nice gobbler. Mr. Cassidy is manager of the A&P store on Eleventh street near Chestnut avenue. GIRLS' MANNISH COATS AT MARCH'S IN CHINCHILLAS AND FANCY WOOLS. EVERY COAT WOOL, FAST COLOR AND TAILORED. Sizes 2 to 8 at ?5 to $12.50. Sizes 9 to 14 .at $10 to $16.50. Sizes 15 to 20 at $13.50 to $22. UAitCli'S, mi llth AVE. Adv. Spruce Creek Rod and Gun club and was for a number of years its,'secretary. He was a fishei;man of note and found-delight and pleasure in'whip- ping the streams in various Sections of the county. He was a conservationist and took an interest in the stocking of'Blair's streams with fish. He was civic minded and ever took interest in public affairs. He was a Republican politically, interested himself in the affairs of his party but only once aspired for office. He was a candidate some years ago for the office of city treasurer, secured the nomination but was defeated at the general election. He was active during the 'war and lent his services freely in the various Liberty loan and other drives. In later years he also became interested in other civic movements tending to the city's good and betterment.. He I was a citizen of the higtest type and one that will be missed~specially by his circle of friends with whom he came in daily contact. Born In Altoona. Mr. Carpenter was born in this city March 13, 1873, the son of George H. Carpenter and Ara B. Carpenter, the latter deceased. He was married to Miss Nellie Piper, a native of this, city, who died a'number of years ago, The deceased was a lifelong resident of'this city and was prominently Identified with the Altoona Rotary club and the Altoona lodge, B. P. O. E. Surviving are his aged father, one daughter, Miss ' Ruth Carpenter, at home; a sister, Mrs. Gertrude (Carpenter) Norcross of Washington, D. C., and a nephew, John A. Norcross, also of Washington. Funeral services will be conducted at the -late home on Thursday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock and interment will be made in Fairvlew cemetery. Flame* Follow Mysterious Explosion That Blocks 1'cifnsy Trucks. BRADDOCK, Pa., Nov. 5.—Flames which followed a mysterious explosion destroyed thfee homes and partially destroyed another here early today. Damage was estimated at 525,000. The cause of the explosion has not yet been determined but authorities were Investigating the origin of the blast. Ten members of two families were routed from their beds by the explosion, which tied up traffic on the eastbound tracks of the Pennsylvania rail- LOGAN VALLEY TO HOLD CONFERENCES Employes of Local Traction Company to Attend Series of Discussions for Betterment of Service to Public. CHRISTMAS TREE PLAN IS ADOPTED Special Booster Association Committee Decides on This Method of Decoration for Yuletide Season. road for half an hour. Tho homes of Mrs. Mary Robinson, John Taylor and Leo Richards were completely razed and the dwelling of Tony Caputtl was badly damaged. ' The fire was said to have started at the Taylor home, which has been vacant for two weeks in the absence of the family. ' ' • WEATHER IS COLD FOR ELECTION DAY (Continued from Page 1.) Assemblymen were also being elected in New York state. Boston had a three cornered mayoralty contest and there were elections of local interest in Chicago, Ohio, Kentucky, Detroit and Pennsylvania. BIG NEW YORK VOTE. ALBANY, N. Y., Nov. B.—More than 4,000,000 voters went to the polls in New York state today to register their choice of a state assembly, one state senator, a congressman, five supremo court justices and fifty-two mayors. COUNCILMEN CONFER ON PERMIT ISSUING City councilmen held a conference today and gave consideration to suggestions for making some changes in connection with the. issuance of permits, particularly in relation to the Initial announcement was made this morning by officials of the Altoona & Logan Valley Electric Railway company of plans for a series of conferences between employes of the company and executives of the local corporation. The first of a scries of these [atherings was held yesterday afternoon and was for foremen, supervisors, dispatchers and safety department of- Iclals. Further conferences are planned for ;he present week, meetings to be held Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at 10 o'clock while other con- 'ercnces will be held either in the af- .ernoons or evenings of Thursday and Friday. All conference meetings arc to bo conducted at the Logan Valley car barns at the west end of the city. The Conference method of taking up subjects of Importance with employes of the company is an innovatlon'here among the trolley workers. It is different from the usual "school of instruction" In that the attendance at each of the meetings is limited to between twenty-five or thirty men as igainat a much greater number as formerly. Speakers who will address the conference groups this week will be J. A. Matthews, assistant to the general manager; J. P. Slouch, head of the safety department; Charles A. Hoofnagle, superintendent of transportation; C. E. Keefer, master mechanic; bureau of electricity. Commissioner -S. H. Walker sub- VOTING MACHINERY WORKING SMOOTHLY (Continued from Page 1.) i lots are being used for voting on the school loan. Many people are expressing disappointment today over their inability to express their sentiments on the proposed adoption of the voting machines. It Is an interesting fact to note that the return sheets, printed for the making up of the official tabulation which starts within a few days, has a column for the placing of .the "yeas" and "nays" on the voting machine question. However, because the commissioners refused to put the matter on the ballot by their own motion and because an Insufficient number of voters petitioned for it, the opportunity to have a referendum on the subject is passed until next year. Proponents of the voting < machine declared now that the opportunity will be afforded voters next year as there is already a movement on foot to have numerously signed petitions placed in the hands of the commissioners in ample time. In the First precinct of the Fifth ward, a total of eighty-nine citizens had cast their ballots up to 11 o'clock this morning. This board is holding forth in the offices of Alderman Charles W. Kephart at 1706 Union avenue. A total of 457 voters had registered In this precinct, prior to the primary election this year. In the First precinct of the Third ward, with the polling place located m the Wolf Furniture company building at Eleventh avenue and Fifteenth street, a total of seventy-seven voters had appeared up to 11 o'clock. This is but a small part of the precinct's regia trutiou. mitted a request from the electrical bureau 'for approval of a plan to issue its own permits instead of having them Issued by the permit clerk In the building inspector's office. There la now a clerk in the electrician's office and the electricians believe they would have a closer contact with the work and could better avoid the posslbllltly of Improper wortt if the issuance of permits was in their hands. It is quite probable that as a result of the conference there will be some revision of the statutes relative to issuing permits. W. G. Harry Housel, Klare, W. L. McCullougi; supervisors; Austin PENSION MEASURE ROUTINE MATTERS Rlley, car starter; V. E. Cruse, road man; Charles Shope and Will Crlder, dispatchers. Subjects up for consideration will be the matter of safety in the operation of cars and buses, betterment of service to the public, courtesy on tho part of employes and instructions along mechanical lines in tho care and operation of cars and motor vehicles. By the time the conferences are concluded all of the 150 or more operators and employes will have been reached In these discussions. Personal invitations are sent out to each employe designating the time for attendance at these meetings. ALTOONA DI8rEN8AB.Y. Paul Dlckson, aged 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Dickson of 1061 Woodlawn avennue, Tyrone, was treated at the Altoona hospital dispensary for a severe laceration of the right little finger. W. C. Corbln, aged B8, of 803 Eighth avenue, had a. foreign body removed from the right eye. Paul Farrell, aged 16, of 307 Tenth street, suffered a nail puncture wound of the right foot and secured treatment at the hospital dispensary. RESIGNATION OF MELLON DEMANDED The special committee of members of the Altoona Booster association, in charge of plans for the Christmas season, held another meeting yesterday morning at which time it was decided to use trees for decorative purposes In the main business sections of the city. The arrangement, approved by the committee yesterday, provides for lighted and decorated trees to bo placed along the sidewalks on Eleventh and Twelfth avenues, as well as Eleventh, Twelfth and other streets and also on Green avenue from Tenth to Eleventh streets. The committee yesterday delegated a group of its members to canvass the business places to enlist managements to join in tho movement to give 4 the business sections of the city the true spirit and atmosphere of the Christmas season. Opinions, voiced at the meeting yesterday, indicated that a 'majority, of tho merchants favor this project and already have signified their Intentions to place Christmas trees on the sidewalks, fronting along their respective establishments. It Is hoped to obtain a certain number of twees for each block In tho business section and with this object in view, merchants are being approached for their cooperation in the matter. That every business place will participate in the project Is the earnest hope of those sponsoring It. Numerous plans for decorating the business thoroughfares were discussed but the limited time and also the question of expense made any more elaborate system objectionable. Honce, It was decided to adopt the Christmas tree plan, which was follow'ed by many local merchants In recent years although without organized efforts to cooperate in this direction. Apparently suffering a heart attack as he slept, Benjamin" Franklin Bradley, veteran of the Civil war and oC the Pennsylvania railroad service, died, it is believed, n.bout 4 o'clock this morning, discovery of his death being made at 0 o'clock. The aged veteran had resided with a daughter, Mrs. O. T. Lantz of 1004 Second avenue, since the death of his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Bradley, In July, 1928, and while, his health had not been good his condition had not been considered at all serious. When he retired last evening he appeared in his usual health. Mr. Bradley was born near Gettysburg, July 7, 1845, and enlisted In the Army ot the Potomac for three years, or the duration of tho war, on May 31, 18C4, when 18 years old, becoming a member of company H, 21st Pennsylvania volunteer infantry. He look part in thlrty-ono engagements, principal among them being at Cold Harbor and the siege of Petersburg. He was present at Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse and was honorably discharged from the service on July 8, 1865, at Harrishurg. He came to Altoona from Chnmbers- burg, where he was united In marriage with Miss Elizabeth Reldcnbiuigh, and entered the railroad service In October, J879, working In the car shops machine shop during his entire service. He retired from the railroad service fourteen years ago. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. L. May Gearhart, Mrs. H. W. Hinds and Mrs. O. T. Lantz, all of this city. Another daughter, Mrs. Carrie Sesse- nmn of this city, died In 1923. Three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one half-brother, W. H. Dull, also survive He was a member of the First United Brethren church for many years, of post No 62, G. A. R., Mancheelook tribe, No. 155, Red Men, Archie Maxwell lodge, No. 145, Odd Fellows, and Ml. Horeb commandery, Knights of Malta. Funeral services will bo held at the Lantz home at 2.30 o'clock' Saturday afternoon with Rev. Dr. B. F. Bungard, pastor of the First United Brethren church, officiating. Interment will be made In Oak Ridge cemetery. Members of the G. A. R. and the Veterans of Foreign Wara will assist with the services. BEFORE COUNCIL (Continued from Page 1.) plied by the number of years of his continuous service. Ninety per cent of the amount paid in will be returned to any officer who leaves the force for any other reason than retirement and the same percentage will be paid to the estate of any officer Who dies while In the service. Are Eligible at fiG. Bach member of the force who has served continuously and who has devoted his whole time exclusively to his employment for twenty years shall be entitled when he becomes 55 years of nge to apply for a pension, but he must prove physical disability by an examination by throe physicians. At any time thereafter, until he reaches the age of 65, If his health is restored and his physical disability is removed, le will be required to return to duty uid the pension is discontinued until he is 05. After twenty years of continuous service, the officers continuing in duty ilthough not retired, will be exempt 'rorn further payment Into the pension 'und. Officers forced by 111 honlth to retire before serving fifteen years will still be entitled to the pension if they 'irst pay to the fund a sum equal to he payments they would have been required to make under the ordinance. The commission has the right to direct the payment to the wife or fam- ly of any officer who after leaving the service becomes nn habltunl drunkard or user of narcoticu, or falls to provide for his family, or Is convicted of a crime or misdemeanor. The police officers are confident that .he pension system can be readily financed by the foregoing arrangements. There are now about five officers ell- jiblo to retire, but It will bo two years Before there will be another and about eight years thereafter before there will any more. PENNROAD TAKING CONTROLJF ROAD (Continued fronl Page 1.) the Van Swerlngens. While they are forced to see a line Important to their merger plans pass Into the hands of a powerful rival, they will not have to meet the determined opposition of the Tapllns who heretofore 'have opposee them on many moves. . llp.conifucnd Now WASHINGTON, D:, C., Nov. 5.— CONDITION OF DETOUR HIGHWAY IS VERY BAD (continued from Page 1.) Altoona automobilistg haying occa- hat," Who Is charged with furnishing liquor at the capitol. The arrested man, George Cassldy has declined to tell police officials to whom he intended to deliver the liquor. Senator Blea.se, Democrat, South Carolina, has dared the authorities to look for bootleggers supposed to be selling liquor under the dome of the capitol and another whom Blease charged hud been active in the house office building where house members work. With these matters warming the capitol atmosphere the lobby investigating committee which turned up the Binghum case recalled to the witness stand today, J. A. Arnold of the Southern Tariff association, whose correspondence Indicated he had sought to exert strong influence upon tors Trammel! and Fletcher, Florida, Democrats. Arnold sought to get them to vote for the tariff bill. GAMBLING CHARGE DENIED BY RASKOB (Continued from Page 1.) Intelligently in real estate and safe common stocks." Ho declared a similar plan worked out for executives of tho General Motors corporation hud made each of .he eighty participants "independently wealthy." Tho letter concluded, with the statement; "My motto has ever been that there can be no substantial or lasting prosperity In any country unless the people themselves are prosperous, and ,o me this means that men and women engaged in agricultural und Industrial enterprises must not alone be profitably employed, but must have opportunity to invest intelligently in the wealth they are creating." sion to use the William Penn highway between this city and Harrlsburg are finding considerable complaint relative to the condition of the detour ten miles east of Lewistown and two miles west of Mlfflintown. Cars galore have been stuck in the mud on the highway within the past week or ten days. The,latest to block traffic on the detour was John White of 2400 Seventh avenue, who was returning Sunday. His car, flagged by a road workman to pass over a one way stretch, sank into mud several feet deep. The tar was held for more than four hours. Several big passenger busses and dozens of pleasure cars have been mired on the detour. No red danger lights .are displayed any place on the road. The condition of the road has been reported to Harriaburg. FORM Kit MINISTER DIES. PARIS, Nov. 5.—Andre Lefevre, aged 60, former minister of war, died suddenly today. Lefevre was a member of the cabinet in 1920. He was born in Paris, June 17, 1869, and educated at Chaptul college and the school of mines. He represented the division of Bouches-du-Rhones in the chamber of deputies. READY FOB INSPECTION. Officials of the Pennsylvania, railroad from the east who will take part in the annual inspection of the Eastern region by General Manager R. K. Rochester, will arrive in Aitoonu tomorrow evening and will spend the night here. The inspection party will leave the city on Thursday morning, proceeding to Atlantic City the first day and concluding the Inspection on Friday. ENGAGE DIRECTORS Members of City School Boafd Hear of Excellent Financial Success In Football Thu* Far. MORE THAN $3,000 IS CLEARED FROM GAMES City Presents Request That Railroad Company Be Exonerated From School Tax on Parking Ground. In Given Car. Council passed a resolution author- zing tho purchasing agent to acquire ah automobile at a cost of $500 for tho use of the city assessors in tho pet- fornmnco of their duties. Councilman Benco. Keatley Introduced an ordinance permitting tho firm of S. A. HIte & Son to erect an electric sign on the company's build- Ing at 2510-12-14 Seventh avenue. The Central Labor union presented a petition endorsing the request of thp firemen's organization for a wage increase. A petition was also received from the George Dowey post of tho Spanish American War Veterans, requesting the endorsement of bills now beforo congress Increasing tho pensions of veterans of tho war with Spain to $50 a month. The >clcrk was directed to communicate with tho camp officers, apprising thorn that while the councilmen as individuals will be glad to give such endorsement, council In Its official capacity can deal only with municipal affairs. GRANT FOX DIES FROM_INJURIES (Continued from Page- 1.) who resided at the home, at Linda Crossing with his parents. The body will arrive In Altoona thj» afternoon and will be taken to the home at Linda Crossing by Funeral Director Thomaa B. McFarland of Holllduysburg, from where the funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon, with aervlces In. the United Brethren church at Canoe Creek at 2.30 o'clock. Interment will be made In the United Brethren cemetery at Canoe Creek. Construction by the Pittsburgh & West Virginia of a six-mile branch line in Vashtngton county, Pa., from a point rom Connellsvllle Extension to a connection with the Donora Southern railroad, near the Monongahela river, was recommended today In a proposed report to the Interstate commerce commission. The proposed extension would enable :he Pittsburgh and West Virginia to serve the city ot Donora. The Pennsylvania railroad now serves Donora Cost of the six-mile line would totu $1,397,030. Construction of tho branch to Donora," the report said, ."must be con- Idered an Indespurable part of the plat of construction already approved by .he commission." The Connellsvllle Extension now under construction Is to be extended rom Cdchrana Crossing to Connells- vllle, where It will connect with the Western Maryland as tho first link of an eastern trunk line system. Ilefuwe Information. PITTSBURGH, Nov. 5.—Efforts to learn what effect the purchase of tho Pittsburgh & Welt Virginia railroad by the Pennroad corporation wouia have on the former's proposed Improvement program proved futile at the local Pennroad offices today. The office declined to give out any Information und referred all questions to headquarters ut Philadelphia, but due to the election day holiday It was not expected that any definite information would be forthcoming until tomorrow. I'uri'.liUNO Under Scrutiny, WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 5.— Acquisition of the Pittsburgh & West Virginia railroad by the Ponroad corporation, a Pennsylvania railroad subsidiary, is under scrutiny by the Interstate commerce commission, It was said today. Commission officials refused to say dellnltely pending a more thorough study of the transaction, whether the Clayton act would bo Invoked to cancel tho purchase. The commission was not consulted prior to tho purchase and its permiH.Mlon was not obtained for tho purchase. Tho question at issue Is whether the Punnroad corporation is subject to the interstate commerce act to the sumo extent a.s tho Pennsylvania railroad. Railroads aro required to obtain commission approval before purchasing other railroad properties, but the law does not apply to Individuals or non-carrier corporations. In the poratlon, case of a. Van the Allegheny <:or- Swerlngen holding CHARITIES BUREAU PLANS ACTIVITIES (Continued from Page J.i garments given out; 669 garments received; transportation furnished 4 people; 3 pairs of shoes repaired. The bureau completely furnished 3 homes, gave out 22 complete beds, 12 coal stoves and 35 pieces of furniture. It also provided one complete layette. A total of ninety-live people responded to bureau appeals in the papers for furniture and clothing. Cooperation with other agencies was as follows: Poor directors, 103; Child Welfare league, 8; physicians, 5; probation officer, 3; city nurses, 4; P. R. R. Women's Aid society, 11; out of town agencies, 9; churches, 6; East Side Sunshine society, 2; state nurse, 3; Blair County Tuberculosis society, 3; Blair County Children's Aid society, 7; school nurses, 3; Salvation Army, 1; Pennsylvania Association for the Blind, 5; Mothers' Assistance Fund, 2; Quota club, 1; Chambor of Commerce, 1; City health department, 1; Eldorado Child Welfare league, 2. Tho statistical report as submitted to tho .directors Indicates tho extensive work carried on by the bureau In the community, that the relief Is being extended under efficient supervision and that the money contributed to aid tho poor and distressed Is reaching those in tho greatest need. Tho report from November, 1928, to November, 1929, follows: Number of new cases 78 Number of casns reopened 23 Visits to families 387 Office Interviews 1.245 Consultant visits 001 Office consultants 482 Phono calls In 2,100 Phone calls out 1,5101 Letters received 604 Letters written 1,108 Telegrams 20 Out-of-town inquiries 09 Transients : 15 Minor services to families 609 Contacts with other agencies 1,301 ltelli'f. Groceries 8 meals, 5 Orders for food 5 Milk 18,646 quarts Clothing. given out 5,348 received 4,129 Cuul. Given out 260 tons Received 210 tons Medicine 33 articles Glasses 4 pairs Ico 1.S50 pounds l''urnltur« Provided. Beds, 50; atoves, 34; tables, chairs, dressers and miscellaneous articles to completely furnish 12 homes. Items- of routine business, A report on the financial success of the football season thus far this year and discussion of. several school policy questions engaged the attention of the city school board during the November meeting held last "evening In the Senior High school building. Joseph C. McKerlhan, vice president of the board, again presided at the meeting In the absence of President W. F. Eberlc, who has been ill at his home and unable to attend the board meeting for several months. President Eberle, however, Is reported steadily improving in health and is expected to rejoin the board within a short time. Outstanding In Interest among the reports given last evening was that concerning the receipts of the Senior High school football season. Well over $5,000, at a conservative estimate, has been received in gate receipts at the six home games played thus far. With an expense of approximately $2,000 for equipment, tho season shows a net profit ot more than $3,000 and three more home games remain on the schedule. Requests Exoneration. A request that the Pennsylvania Railroad company be relieved of paying school tax on the i Tenth avenue property now used as a parking ground under the direction of the city was presented, the request being made by the city. Tho city and county have already exempted the ground from taxation. The matter will be investigated before final decision is given by the school board. The sum of '$200 was voted to Kenneth Bushore, science teacher and line coach of the football team, for his coaching services. It was pointed out that Bashore was elected as a teacher at a salary of $1,600 when it was believed that the school district would not receive the state teacher appropriation of $350 for him, due to lack of teaching credits. Since his election, however, he has secured tho necessary credits for the appropriation and has also been placed as a regular teacher In the science department, filling the post left vacant by the resignation of Louts Helmbrlght The recommendation was made by the athletic committee of the board. Ono Teacher Elected. Charles Fleck was elected a teacher in the ocatlonal department of the Senior High school at a salary of ?!,700. Mr. Fleck will teach mechanical drawing and sheet meta) work. He has been serving as an extra teacher In the department for some time. Payment of the remainder \>t the money owed to the Building Service company of Johnstown and to A. 1 G. Crunkleton for work done in the Senior High school building during the renovation of the school was authorized with small amounts withheld until several further items are completed. The Building Service company, general contractors, will receive $4,264.49 and A. G. Crunkleton, electrical contractor, will receive $4,190. Sale of two motor generators which are not now needed at the Senior High school was decided upon, the board to seek advice as to the value of the equipment before advertizing the motors for sale. An order for planting fifteen maple trees at a cost of $175 at the Mansion Park athletic field was placed with Alphonse Engleman of the Llyswen nurseries. Superintendent R. E. Laramy reported that the attendance situation in reference to the number of students p.er room was very satisfactory at the present time with an average of about thirty-six students in each room. Members of the public library continue to increase, with 10,000 expected by Jan. 1, and a number of worthwhile books have been added to the shelves. Members of the board were, urged to consider prospective members of the public library board, which the law provides shall consist of two members of the sphool board and five other citizens. AUK USING STICKERS. Voters of Antis township are having tin! privilege of voting for a candidate for the office of school director at the election today whose name does not appear on the ticket. The candidate nominated by the Labor party having withdrawn, the party was left without a candidate und decided on the sticker campaign for J. E. Wilson of Tipton fur the place. HOLDING KKVIVAL SERVICES. Revival services are now being conducted in the Brethren In Christ church u.t 613 Fourth avenue, of which Rev. German G. Miller Is pastor. Evangelist E. R. Eynter of Thomas, Ok la., Is bringing the old time Gospel messages for both soul and body. The public is invited to attend. PERMIT FOR DWELLING. concern which bought the Wheeling & Lako Eric, the commission required divestment of tho stock pending u final derision. MISS DOROTHY OALVERT TO WED HERMAN NOFER K. W. Vaughn Will Build House anil S. J. I.umbour Will Krect Store, K. W. Vaughn took out a permit this morning at the office of Building Inspector M. W. Cruino for tho erection of a dwelling at 300 Caroline avenue, to cost $3,000. J. C. Orr & Son took out a permit to build a store for S. J. Lanibour ai. •a'26 Fifth avenue, to cost $2,800. This permit was approved by the zoning board of appeul*. Other permits issued are us follows: S. R. Hoffman to move garage irom 3827 Fifth avenue to 3828 Fourth avenue, J135, and Mrs. J. U. McCumpauy to build 9, garage at 1W5 Logan avenue, $50. Garments Garments One hundreds and twenty-live names given to Elka for Thanksgiving baskets. One hundred and ninety-one baskets Louise given by Centru.1 Bureau for Christ- 1 Humm, mas. Forty names furnished Salvation Army for Christmas dinners Announcement was tnado on Monday, Nov. 4, of the engagement of Miss Dorothy M. Culvert of 1188 East Main street, Columbus, O., to Mr. Hevman F. Nofer, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Nofer of 54 Hanford street, I Columbus, O. No wedding date was announced. j Miss Calvert is the daughter of W. i D. Calvert of 2507 West Chestnut u.ve- nue, this city, und la a graduate of the Homeopathic hospital ot Pittsburgh. She is now connected with the Ohio Fuel company of Columbus, O. Mr. Nofer is a graduate of the Ohio State university and is a civil engineer for the Galbreath und Leonard Contracting company of Columbus, O. Sixty-seven names furnished various churches and organizations for baskets. Names furnished organizations and individuals for baskets, entertainments, etc., 539. Several other lists of names furnished for various purposes throughout the year. ALFMOpELS Philco Radio Sets 15% off STIFFLER ELECTRIC CO. 512 4th St. Phone- Adv. DANCE FOR GIRLS' LEAGUE MEMBERS Members of the Senior High school Girls' league greatly enjoyed a program of dancing presented during a general meeting of the league this morning In the school auditorium by a group of twelve girls under the direction of Miss Elisabeth K. Eyre, head of the physical education department for girls in the school. Tha dancers were clad In the new gymnasium costumes which are made up In an attractive shade of green. The dance numbers were: Yankee Doodle (with whistling)— American folk song. Jim Crow (with singing)—American folk song. Gustavs Skoal—German folk dance. Tretor—Danish folk dance. Cossack dance—Russian folk dance. Venus Reigen—Aesthetic dance. Bonnets So Blue—English Country dunce. Newsboys clog—Typical present-day American. The dancers were: Mildred Dale. Kgan. Philene Gates, Laura Ethel Howell, Mary Ma.c T Arthur, Caro; McClure, Hazel McNeal, Sara .lane Moses, Mary Rosenberger, Dorothy Si'hade, Maxine Wagner an4 Dorolliy Jones, accompanist. S I.I CJHT 1 HEIGHT MISHAP. One cur was derailed as a result.of a broken truck in freight train M-10. ju.st east of Iroquoia station, on tba Middle division, at 3.05 o'clock this morning, causing a slight delay to tbi freight movement on the Pennsylvania railroad. HUNTERS BAG TUHKEYS. R. D. Marlin, barber at Eleventh street and Chestnut avenue, and Nicholas Casanave, also of this city, have returned to the city after a hunting expedition, in Huntingdon county, the local nimrods each bagging a •wilt turkey. i

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