Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on May 5, 1930 · Page 1
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You M^ve the Altoofid Miffof D«to Your Home Daily By a Route Real Setviee. WMI^ Boys' and Girl** Waft 0f*n«l ciotMfy wftfi * Ffo« Vfc«*y for tlit' Turn" Candidates for tity Officer ESTABLISHED .JUNE) 13, 1874. ALTOONA, PA., MONDAY EVENING, MAY 5, 1930. TWENTY PAGES—PRICE TWO CENT* JUDGE CALLS MAN FIBBEJMN COURT Roy Wilkinson's Story of How Re Game Into Possession of Liquor Disbelieved by Patterson This Morning., rURLOUQHED SOLDIER IN MESS OF TROUBLE Variety of Matters Given COIN sideration at Hollidaysburg on Occasion of Opening of May Argument Term. Judge Marion D. Patterson, presiding at the opening of the May term of argument court this morning, heard a number of submissions, among those admitting guilt being Roy Wilkinson > and Charles Johnson, East Juniata men. Wilkinson seemed to be getting along pretty good with his case until the judge began suspecting the man was not telling the truth; then he asked some questions, informed Wil- Idnson he knew he was fibbing and remarked that such conduct doesn't pay as he put on an extra month to his prison sentence. The two men were charged with violating the liquor laws, the prosecutors being respectively, Constable Henry Boldt and Detective W. A. Davis. City police stated they had had complaints about these men who live side by side, declaring that men of bibulous habits had a path worn to their doorsteps. Finally, on April 23, the officers made a personal call on the men. Alter making a purchase of a pint from Wilkinson, the Johnson door opened and some empty containers tossed out into the yard. They inqu red of Wilkinson if Johnson was selling booze, too, and Wilkinson replied that Johnson sold more than he. Later, a purchase was made from Johnson. He also had seventy-two bottles of beer. 1'lendcd 1'or Family. Attorney John J. Habcrstroh, pleading for Wilkinson, declared the man lias a crippled wife and four children; work was slack and to keep his fam y off the county, he did sell a little liquor. It was then declared that the county was assisting with the food providing business there. For Johnson, it was said he bought a pint from Wilkinson which he In turn sold to the police, making a quarter for his trouble. , , 11 was also said the men were befote the mayor on a tippling house charge and the mayor remitted the lines De- causo of their poverty. It was develop. od'that Wilkinson had a gallon which \ he drained from a five gallon keg. W "Where did you get the whiskey?" de- Tinanded Judge Patterson. Wilkinson / declared he did not know; a stranger sold It to him in an alley. He said he had no money and the stranger trusted He told him he secreted the money and found whiskey in its place later. He admitted sales since last November. Judge Patterson told Wilkinson he didn't believe his story and added, ' 1 will just add a. month to your sentence lor lying to me." He thereupon fined him $100, the costs and a term of two to four months in jail. Johnson Rot $100 fine, costs and one to two months in jail. Soldier In Trouble. Arthur Ross, a soldier at Fort Wells, Md., home on furlough, found himself in a nasty mess the result of a little "lark" a few weeks ago. He WHS before Judge Patterson pleading guilty to driving an automobile while Intoxicated. It was stated the man had stolen an automobile In Clearfield couiitv and was caught with it hero for driving while Intoxicated. There is a detainer here for his return to Cleartield county when Blair is through with him. Koss stilted ho would probably be In bad with the government for over- staving leave. Judge Patterson im- i.o.sed a line of $50; costs and gave him 11 term of thirty days to three months in jail. In the time Ross had tho Hlolen car, lie is said to have wrecked it, tho expense incidental to repairing it being $75. <• S. Decker was another drunken driver pleading to the crime. Ho VHS lined $50, costs and thirty days to three months in Jail. S. J. Mussel- van t!i« prosecutor. This man had an nci-ident at Twenty-fifth avenue and Ivy.tide drive, knocking down a mailbox. Samuel Bui-rang was mulct for costs when he entered a plea of guilty to a charge against morality. The young v.' whom he Is said to have offended and her parents, were reported as having gone to Missouri with word thut they did not choose to prosecute the case further. Gave Officer Drink Donald L. Wurti: w:is before Ibr »-o-.irl on a charg.! of possession und transportation of liquor. IS. D. James, Bullwood policeman, wan prosecutor. It w.i.s alutcd thut Worts', drove into Bell- v.ood one night recently with u true!; loud oi beer. Sei-inj.; Officer Jame.-i, he slopped and offered him a drink. James ••cpiiliacatcd beer, u pint of whiskey which WerU had and arrested Wert/. Wertz claimed the refreshments were intended for the animal meeting of a toclal club lor some 130 members and District Attorney Richard 11. Gilbert, who had the besr tested, stated thut it contained 1(4 per cent alcohol. (Continued on Page 13; Index to Today's News Pago 2—Muny Altoonans winter in south. Puge 4—Church, society and fraternal news. P;i;je 0—Important events in world centers. '1'his «"d That. Page 6—In tin; business world ol to- Uuv. l j ngc I — Continued story, "Tin; HUK- uni PriuccM;." Page s —Kdiloiinl, Timely Topics, The Suunli'ier, etc. 1'agc 10—Business, market and lluan- tiul news. Page 11—Progress made in cou.scrv- Jiitf sight. Page 14—Correspondence. Pago I&—Youth iu killed when hit by far. Pages 16 and 17—Sports. • I Pages 18 and IB—Classified. 1 1 Page J.a-i"Out Our Way." SHOPMEN CATCH DEER. fine .Doc Strays From Herd nt Juniata and Cavort* About Shop 1'ard. A fine deer was captured by em- ployes of the E. & M. shop at Juniata this morning as they assembled for the day's work. They found the animal cavorting about the shop yard and before being caught it rah and leaped through the big shop. It was turned over to Game Warden C. C. Brennecke for disposition. The deer, a doe weighing uboiit 135 pounds, was probably one of a herd of half a dozen or more that visited the eastern section of Juniata this morn- Ing. When alarmed the doe likely became separated from the others and fleeing westward entered the shop yard about Sixth street. About forty shopmen participated in the chase, the animal eluding them until it was finally surrounded. It escaped Injury In its flight among the engines in the shop and the material in the yard. Warden Brennecke took the animal in his automobile and liberated it in the wilds in the vicinity of Tlpton. Mrs. Ray Harpster of 514 Tenth street. Juniata, was on her front porch when two deer passed her house this morning. One of them Is believed to have been the animal caught in the shop yard. SCHOOLS PREPARE OUTDOOR PROGRAM Annual Demonstration to Be Given at Mansion Park In Connection With Boys' and Girls' Week Wednesday. More than 2,500 students of seven of tho city schools will take part In the schools' contribution to the annual observance of Boys' and Girls' week this week with an elaborate program presented Wednesday afternoon at the Mansion Park athletic field. Students from the Curtin, Endress, Eldorado, Baker, WOodrow Wilson, Allegheny and Adams schools and Senior and Junior High schools will participate in the program, those schools having been chosen to furnish students because of their proximity to the athletic field. The program will open at 2 o'clock with a parade about the field by all of the students. A small admission fee will be charged at the Held and tickets may be secured from students or at the field on Wednesday afternoon. In the event of rain on Wednesday the program will be presented on Friday afternoon. The program for the afternoon includes a mimetic drill by students of the sixth, seventh and eighth 'grades of the various schools participating, the children engaging in the drill mimicing the movements of various games. A folk dance, "Klappdans." and a game, "Three Deep," will be given by students of the fourth grade's followed by a drill by Senior High school boya in which th,ey will demonstrate the exercises to which they are accustomed each day. Students of the fi,fth grade will present a folk dance, "How Do You Do," and a game, "Beetle Goes Round," followed by a demonstration of tumbling by Roosevelt Junior High school boys and of marching by a group oj Senior High boys. The closing feature of the program will be the finals of the various races and athletic events for which preliminary and elimination contests have been held at the various schools all over the city. ALTOONA TRAINMAN IS BADLY HURT AT ENOLA THREE MEN HURT IN MOTOR WRECK Trio of Philipsburg Men Painfully Injured Wlien Two Oars Collide Early Today at Greenwood Intersection. ALL IN SEMI-CONSCIOUS STATE FOLLOWING CRASH Three Other Persona Suffer Lacerations When Machines Collide Head-on at Turn of Road Near Driving Park. George C. Horshey, a Middle division freight trainman, is a patient in the Harrlsburg hospital with a possible fracture of the skull and chest injuries as the result of an accident that befell him in the Bnola yard yesterday morn- Ing. His wife and daughter were noti- lied and are at his bedside. Hcrshey is a brakeman running between Altoona and Harrlsburg and while he was standing on his cabin's platform making ready to get off another train collided with it. He was thrown off and fell heavily on the roadway. Tho accident was discovered immediately and he was picked up and taken to the hospital. This Is the third accident that has befallen him within a year. His condition was reported us being fair this morning. I.KAV10 l-'OH CONVENTION. Altoona will be represented by a dozen or more persons at the Fourteenth district convention of the Lions clubs, which convened today at New Castle. Among those who went yesterday were Dr. and Mrs. L. N. Ray, Dr. H. H. Dlght, M.r. and Mrs. I. Q. Stine, Mr. and Mrs."William Templeton and J. C. Brallier. The sessions arc being held in the Scottish rite cathedral. Three njen were painfully injured, two of them rather seriously, at 6.-15 o'clo'ck this morning when a light roadster in which they were riding from their homes in Philipsburg to this city collided with another machine at the Greenwood intersection in front of the Thomas F. Kelly store. Tho trio Injured, all of whom were taken to the Altoona hospital, includes: Fred Ucarhurt, aged 38, of 1201 Pine street, Philipsburg, possible fracture of right shoulder, abrasion of face. Admitted to hospital. Condition fair. Karl S. Cowlicr, aged '25, of 432 Water street, Philipsburg, possible fracture of right shoulder, abrasions and laceiatlons of the face. Admitted to hospital where condition is fair. John Dinsmorc, aged 28, of 361 Pine street, Philipsburg, contusion above right eye, possible fracture of right clavicle. Treated in the hospital dispensary. Uuroute to Work. The three Phillpsburgers had left their respective homes at an early hour this morning and were coming to this city to begin the week's worli at the new federal armory building at Howard avenue and Tenth street. According to Densmore they suddenly encountered another machine coming onto the main highway from their left and the impact resulted in rendering all in a semi-conscious state. All were hurled from the car which was reduced to unrepairable junk. A motorist who happened along brought the injured men to the 'ocal hospital and it was an hour or more after their admission until any became rational enough to tell about the accident. The other car which figured In the accident was owned and driven by L. E. Orner of 417 Ash street, Garden Heights, who escaped injury and his car, a sedan, was not very badly damaged. Members of the local detachment of state police, now stationed in Greenwood, were summoned following the collision and took charge. They directed the injured men removed to the hospital and had charge of clea'ring the highway. They are continuing an Investigation as to the cause of the wreck. Condition Is Fair. At the hospital this morning It was reported that neither Gearhart nor Cowher were as badly injured as was first supposed when they reached the hospital. With all three in an unconscious state it was feared that several might have suffered fractured skulls but they soon regained consciousness nnd aside from cuts of the face and contusions, their chief head injuries being slight brain concussions. Cowher, the youngest of the three, was the owner and driver of the machine. Gearhart is employed as superintendent of construction for the contracting firm of Shelley & McComas (Continued on page 10.) POLICE CLEAR UP RECENTJOLDUPS Elwood Maher Is Alleged to Have Confessed to Robbing Mrs. G. W. Williams and She Identifies Him. Runtored Gangsters on Outside Plan .to Effect Delivery at Columbus. COLUMBUS, O., May 5.—Extraordinary precautions to guard against escapes, were taken at the state penitentiary today coincident with rumors •hat gangsters on the outside were planning a delivery. Pass regulations were made so stringent that even soldiers attached ,o troops guarding the prison were required to show countersigned passes .o get through the gates. Six men were arrested near the prison walls as suspicious characters, mt were released after they proved ,hey were unemployed, seeking work. Unrest still prevailed with the prison where more than 1,200 convicts were segregated last week, 650 of them in a wire-enclosed stockade. Prisoners in the stockade were lined up and marched out Sunday, while soldiers searched their quarters. They were said to have found two shovels, which had been used in starting a tunnel. No weapons were found. LYNN HILDEBRAND CHOSEN. "MAYOR" Other Candidates of "Good Turn" Party Likewise Make Sweeping Victory In Boy Scout Election. FEAR PRISON PLOT. FIRES COYER BIG AREAS IN COUNTY Hundreds of Acres Are Devastated During Week-end and Local Wardens and Men Have Hard Battle. LARGE ACREAGE ON CITY WATERSHED BURNED OVER Tract of Young Timber Is Consumed In Scotch Valley Before Flames Are Subdued by 'Fighters. After a lively campaign that stretch- over several weeks, twenty Boy Scout troops in Altoona held an election on Saturday to choose boys, who will serve as mayor and In other city offices on the coming Saturday in connection with the annual, Boys' week observance. Candidates, sponsored by the "Good Turn" party, scored an overwhelming victory in the balloting Saturday and will fill the role of "city fathers" for the one day this week. The spirited battle of the campaign was waged between Lynn Hlldebrand and James Shoenfelt, the former winning the coveted toga of mayor on his platform of better scouting. Both mayoralty candidates made speeches before the various troops and also carried on extensive publicity campaigns. Other candidates, supported by the Good Turn" party and favored in the election, are: City treasurer, Richard Green; city controller, Charles Llewellyn; city council, Arthur Keirn, Gerald Campbell, Scott Kurtz and Allan Crum. The losing ticket, running under the support of the "Be Prepared" party, which advocated play supervision and training for children, included: Mayor, James Shoenfelt; city treasurer, Archie Clapper; city controller, Don Croyle; city council, Henry Lankenau, Harry Schroeder, John Harlan and C. Henderson. The balloting took place at each of the troop headquarters with the results then being forwarded to the council headquarters In the Goldschmid building, where tellers and judges, chosen by both parties, computed the final returns. The official returns, as ..announced this forenoon fi-om the council headquarters, follow: Mayor. Lynn Hildebrand 126 James Shoenfelt 51 City Treasurer. Richard Green 109 Archie Clapper 69 City Controller. Charles Llewellyn ...A 90 Dan Croyle 79 City Council. Account* and Finance. Arthur Keirn 112 BRUSH AND GRASS FIRES CAUSE RUIN (By Unit-id Pi-uss.) NiOW YOKK, May S.—A blackened landscape stretching for miles over northern New Jersey and part a of Long Isl.-ind aud Stuten island wa.s all that remained today to mark the patli of a series of .brush and grass llre.-i which flamed into disastrous proportions yesterday, causing damage which will run into millions of dollars. Fanned by a tiff winds, I lie fires completely erased one hamlet, destroyed hundreds of homes and took the New York fire department out of the city on the lirst master alarm it hus received in twenty years Firemen still were lighting .several sporadic blazes today, but all were understood to be under control. No deaths were reported from any of the damaged .sections, although several were overcome by smoke and Fire Warden Jesse Bozorth of Ni-.w (Jretna, N. ,).. suffered severe burn*. Tliou.sands of men ;ind boys abandoned their Sabbath day und rui-rcatlon to join the volunteer llre- liglitinj; force when the conflagration became so serious that they had to battle for the .safety of their homey. Long Island und northern New Jer- boy were the hardest lilt. In the former section the fire spread over a forty-mile front and, aided by the wind, gained a width of twenty miles (Continued on Pu^e U) Klwood Maher, who was arrested on Friday night for implication in the robbery of the Brenneman jewelry store on the previous night, on Saturday afternoon made a confession to Captain B. F. Miller that he held up and robbed Mrs. G. W. Williams of ''219 Broad avenue several weeks ago. Later Mrs. Williams appeared at the police station and identified Maher as the youth who accosted her on Twenty-third street, between Broad and Beale avenue, as she was walking along about 7.30 o'clock in the evening aud, after striking her, ran away with her nurse containing more than $10. Mrs. II. M. Cassidy of 701) Twenty- second street, who was robbed ot her pnrso about 9 o'clock on the evening Henry Lankenau G6 Parks, 1'ublic Property. Gerald Campbell 104 Harry Schroedar 75 1'ublic Safety. Scott Kurtz 113 James Harlan 55 Highways. Allan Crum 117 C. Henderson 66 Wooded sections of Blair county were visited on Saturday and Sunday by some of the most destructive fires in many years and the result is that hundreds of acres of land are denuded of all growth. Three sections of the county were scenes of blazes, the most disastrous being west of the city, where a large acreage of the city watershed, lately acquired from company, was the Allegheny Water burned over, the flre HIAHATMA GANDHI WINS MARTYRDOM Leader of Passive Resistance Campaign In India Finally Placed Under Arrest by British Government. ALL PRECAUTIONS TAKEN TO PREVENT OUTBREAKS Old Law Permits Prisoner to Be Held Without Trial and He Will Get No Chance to Make Any Speeches. THREE STUDENTS DEAD. Stany Other* Are Injured When ln|f Is Renewed at Madrid ScnOol. MADRID, May 5.— Student rioting at Madrid university was renewed today when anti-monarchist demonstrations clashed with police. Three students were killed and nine others seriously Injured in the fighting. Seventeen other students were less seriously injured in the clash, which occurred at the School of Medicine, when police opened fire on the students. • The university students went on a strike on Saturday and continued their defiance of authorities today after riotous demonstrations over the weekend. The outbreak wa.s the most serious since the termination of the dictatorship of the late General Primo de Rivera. • eating its way across the mountain from the McNeils farm in Cambria county. This lire is said to have had its origin on the McNeils farm, where two boys, .George Scafe, aged 11, and his brother, Fred Scafe, aged 14, were smoking cigarets and in some manner set flre to the grass and brush. The cigarets are said to have been given to the boys by a man from Gallltzin; Fire Keatches Watershed. The fire, driven by a wind from the southwest, burned its way toward the Buckhorn and reached the David Lewis tract, which is a part of the city watershed.' Patrolman E. M. Cashman took charge of the lire which had its start Saturday morning between 11 and 12 o'clock and it was not under control until Sunday evening. It had burned over an estimated territory of 300 acres, 200 of which belong to the city. A hundred persons were out fighting the flre, which covered a large tract of land of the Russett Coal Co. This land was covered with dead chestnut and these burned and fell over the trolley line of the coal company, causing no end of trouble. Mrs. Lena Mandel, who resides on the McNeils farm, went out Saturday morning to assist the flre fighters and remained on the job most of the day, putting up a gallant fight against the destructive agent. 150 Acres In Valley. Another very destructive fire i that which had its origin late Thursday night on the Charles Grlmminger tract on the Sinking valley side of Scotch mountain. This conflagration headed across the mountain into Scotch valley and burned toward the Beaver dams, covering more than 200 acres, before it was brought under control late Sunday night, after the farmers of the section had turned out and formed a fire-fighting brigade. The tract is partly in the Gallltzin and partly in the Logan districts and the lighting was directed by Forestry Inspector H. E. Chamberlain of Duncansville. The area covered was large- (Contlnued on Page 13) FARM BUILDINGS ARE BURNED TO THE GROUND CHANGE MADE IN PLANS TO EXAMINE NAVY PACT WASHINGTON, D. C., May 5.—The London naval treaty will begin its journey through tho senate under the auspices of the foreign relations committee rather than those of the apparently critical naval affairs committee, it developed today. Hearings on tho instrument, planned for today by the naval committee, were cancelled last night by Chairman Hale. He announced that Secretary of Navy Adams, who was to have been heard, would not appear until the foreign relations committee, headed by Senator Borah, Republican, Idaho, had a chance to call Secretary of State Stimson before it. Some observers interpreted this change of plans as auguring a more cordial reception for the instrument. The Borah committee, while not uncritical, has been regarded as more friendly to the treaty than the Hale committee, whose chairman has dissented from the treaty provisions forbidding America's use of 8-inch guns on cruisers totalling 143,500 tons. SKNATK OUUEKS I'UOBK. WASHINGTON, D. C., May D.—All The dwelling house and outbuildings on the Mountain Orchard farm near Tyrone were burned to the ground Sunday shortly before noon. Owing to the lack of water, the buildings were all burned, except the barn, which was saved by using a large fruit sprayer from the Adler Run fruit farm. The house was occupied by Elmer Nau and family, who moved to the farm only about six weeks ago. His loss will be around $1,500, with no Insurance. The farm, which is owned by E. D. James of Bellwood, suffered a loss that will amount to approximately $3,500 and likewise without insurance. Mr. James had just completed a sale of the farm and was to deliver the title to Dorothy Pearl Daugherty of Detroit, Mich., today. Pending the transfer of title, the insurance was allowed to lapse on April 22. The flre is supposed to have originated from hot ashes which had been placeds in a container in which there was some paper. SEVERAL MEMBERS OF CREW BELIEVED LOST DISASTROUS FIRES IN SEVEN STATES Almost Entire Atlantic 8««* board Gazes oil AcfM at Blackened Ruin* ffcat lUf In Wake of Flames. NASHUA, N. H., swept BY $5,000,000 BLAZ* Town Virtually Under Martiftl Law With 250 KalioH*! Guardsmen Ordered to "Shoot to Kill" Looters. By FRANCIS LOW. Staff Correspondent. BOMBAY, May 5.—Mahatma Gandhi attained the martyrdom he sought today when he was arrested by British authorities for leading the passive resistance campaign against British rule of India. The 60-year-old Hindu was taken in custody at Surat, 100 miles north of Bombay, at 1 a. m., and conveyed immediately to Yeroda jail, Poona, for Imprisonment under the ordinance of 1827. Imprisonment under that ordinance means the Mahatma will bp held In jail without a trial. Guard Against Outbreak. As soon as Gandhi's arrest was effected, British authorities throughout India began thorough preparations against a possible outbreak by his followers in the independence campaign. News of the arrest did not spread through Bombay immediately owing to the suddenness with which it was made and the secrecy with which Gandhi was taken to Poona, but officials lost no time in getting ready for emergencies. Gandhi was taken from Surat to Borivli on the Gujerate mail train. Two officers, one a European, accompanied him, occupying a special carriage immediately behind the'engine. Call Day of Mourning. Bells tolled in Bombay, signifying a Nationalist call for a day of mourning as the man whom India's millions call the "great soul" was placed in Yeroda jail in Poona for an indefinite term. No formal charge was announced. Hartals—days of cessation, of work which are tantamount to paralyzing strikes—were declared in many cities where all shops were tightly shuttered and barrad. Only Moslums and some factory workers hesitated to join the Bombay hartal, which was * started under the eyes of heavy patrols of soldiers. Troops and armored cars patrolled Ahmedabad, where a hartal paralyzed business; Peshawar was thronged by troops; the wife of the Mahatma led demonstrations at Jalapur, where a hartal was declared; all business ceased at Navsari; the Surat district, where Gandhi was arrested, observed a day of mourning and processions and hartals were reported for various smaller centers. The salt law was broken in many districts, including Broach, Surat, All- bag, Dharwar, Gontai, Ahmedab, Peshawar and Benares. One of the persons arrested at Benares was released after he apologized. Others were arrested at Thana, Ankola, Nagpur, Ratnagirl and Arvl. "I hope India will show her mettle and give a fitting reply to the government's unwarranted action," Mrs. Gandhi said when informed of her husband's arrest. Congress leaders advised the people (Continued on page 10.) POLICE HAVE MANY THEFTHO PROBE One Man Is Held Up and Robbed by Bandits and Attempts Are Made to Plunder Stores and Dwellings. PLAN TO ADJOURN CONGRESSJUNE 14 Leaders Look for Passage of Tariff Bill Within Two Weeks and London Naval Treaty a Week Later. TRIPOLI, May 5.—Several members of the crew of the steamer Jessie were believed lost when the ship sank fourteen miles off Missratah, Tripoli, last night. At least two of the vessel's passengers were known to be saved, but the i'atn of the remaining passengers and the crew was uncentatn. Details of the sinking were not available. The Jessie was en route to Beng- of April 2(1, will appear at the police | investigation of the national banking i hazi with motor fuel. station some tinvj today and see . an[ | federal reserve systems was or- S!4 ' dered by the senate today. The Glass Lloyd's Register lists a resolution proposing an investigation by the .senate banking and currency Maher and his pals, Arthuv Stamea and Chester G. Clapper. Him had been to the Sixtli ward market and wa.s on her way home on Twenty-iii'.cond street at Seventh alloy, when two young fellows, accosted her and stole her purse containing $11.50, a railroad pass, silver watch, a fountain pen, oye glasses and her house Keys. .She chased the youths but they soon eluded her. Maher denied all knowledge of this holdup. Young Maher gave ills age as i7 when he was arrested, but his mother told Captain Miller that he is but 15. If that is his age he is unusually husky tor a youth of that age. The charges against the youths for thel'U of the cars and other offenses committed in the >:ity have been preferred before Alderman George K Kulley of the Ninth ward, while the charge of robbing the Breiineman store will be preferred before a Roaring Spring inugislate. It lias been ascertained by Hie poik-e that the third car taken by the trio on Thurdduy night and which was abandoned near Bellwood, belonged to \V. Stuart Kdmiston of 2008 Fifth avenue. VAI1. NOMINATION l-'AVOUKO. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 5.—The nomination of Robert M. Vail to be marshal for i .Iddle Pennsylvania was ordered favorably reported today by the aeualt; judiciary committee. committee was passed without objection. steamship Jessie of Nyhamnslagle, Sweden, jwned by Rederie, Jessie and S. Cronburg, and with a displacement of 1,410 tons. STILL HOPE BUSINESS CRISIS HAS PASSED ITS WORST PHASE Uy JIAV1U LAWIIKNCK tCupyrlulit, 1U30, by Altooni Mirror.) WASHINGTON, D. C., May 5.— Puzzled by the iluctuations in Hie stock market, the administration ia still hoping that the words of President Hoover about the passing of the worst phases of the business situation may be realized. The disposition is to regard the break in the market us due to the sudden discovery of what really happened in the first quarter of the year rather than to any anticipation ot what is going to fiappen. Undeniable evidence of how badly business tared in the first three months of 1B30 is now in hand in the form of quarterly reports from corporations. Two hundred corporations representing a va- riety of different businesses tor example, showed net profits in the lirst quarter tills year of $293,000,000 as against $31)^,000,000 in the first quarter of 1»29, which means about 19 per cent. The interesting thing identical companies in a decline of is that the had coin- bined net profits of $280.000,000, so that 1930 actually shows a gain of approximately 4 per cent over 1928. In many respects 1929 was an abnormal year and if the remainder of 1930 can keep up with, or show a gain over, 192S it will be felt that trie United States has come through its depression with remarkable vitality. Owing to increases in outstanding capital and surplus the first quarter of 1930, however, represented a return of 2.8 per cent on net worth as compared with 3.2 per cent for the first quarter (Continued on Page '&» • What with robberies, holdups, petty thefts and raids, the city police officers had an unusually busy week-end. Paul E. Weible of 3018 West Chestnut avenue was a victim of a holdup. Three men accosted him at 1.05 o'clock on Sunday mopnlng at Fifth avenue and Tenth street and stole his purse containing about $60. He at once reported the holdup to the police, but was unable to give a very satisfactory description of the men. At 3.15 o'clock this morning as Officers James Stoker and F. C. Gates were at the front of the A&P store at Lexington avenue and Fourth street they heard a noise at the rear of the building. Going around to investigate, they were in time to see a man running down the alley. They gave chase but the fellow bolted through a yard und finally succeeded in eluding them and making his escape. Returning to the store they found that the man hud succeeded in picking the lock but the door was bolted inside and he was chased away before he could effect an entrance. Dr. D. E. Allen reported that an attempt was matle to force an entrance to his residence at 1325 Eighth avenue at 1.30 o'clock, on Sunday morning. IJr. Allen wad attracted by the noise the men were making as they worked at a window. Turning on the lights he went to the first floor and the men fled. They had succeeded in getting the window open and knocked down a curtain which made the noise which awakened the physician. He called the police but the burglars could not be found. Dr. Allen did not (Continued on page 10.) By PAUL B. MALLOX, Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 5.—An optimistic plan for adjourning con gress June 14, six weeks hence, has bee:« . adopted by senate and house leaders. The plan contemplates final passagi of the tariff bill within the next twi weeks, ratification of the London con ference naval treaty in another week and passage later of supply bills am important minor legislation includin; transfer of prohibition enforcemen from the treasury to the justice de partment. A vote is expected in the senate to morrow on the nomination of John J Parker to be a supreme court justice Final disposition of this pending busi ness will clear the way for a start or the legislative program with the tariff heading the list. The delay in voting on the Parke nomination has been due to the tactic of administration leaders who desire to stave off rejection of the nomina tion, hoping enough pressure might b brought to bear to change the Votln lineup. The indications are their ef forts have been unsuccessful. The administration's fight for con flrmatlon was today in the hands o Senator Waterman, Republican, Colo rado, who h"as prepared a lengthy ad dress, t Opponents of Parker hope t force a vote after Waterman's speec if they find an opportunity. A typically stirring senatorial con test is expected over the tariff bi which arrived from the house todaj The lumber rates flexible tariff pro visions and the debenture are the onl major items of controversy betwee the two chambers. The senate vot was close for free lumber, but it wa decisive for repeal of the flexibl provisions and in favor of the deben The issue probably will be settle one way or the other by a few votes but if the coalition wins the adjourn ment plans will be cancelled. Less strenuous and shorter will b the conflict over the naval treaty Hearings are to begin Wednesday be fore the senate foreign relations com mittee. No definite opposition to th treaty has developed yet. Despite Mr. Hoover's repeated d rect and public appeals for action o the seven pending prohibition enforce ment reform bills recommended by th Wlckersham crime commission, th plans of the congressional leaders tak Into account only one—the measur now pending in the senate for trans fer of enforcement. Two bills providing increased prison facilities, also requested by the president, will prob- ^(Contlnued on Page 13) HIGHWAY EMPLOYES RUSHING STREET WORK City highway bureau employes have completed the construction of the new sewer that will drain the Keith Junior High school building. It was laid in Fourteenth street, between Eighteenth and Nineteenth avenues. They are now working on the widening of Nineteenth avenue, between Thirteenth and Fourteenth streets^ above the building. The curb is being set back four feet and the department will lay the paving. Changes are being made to the manholes of the sewer carrying the drainage from a part of the Fairview district towards Juniata, which will give it a great capacity and eliminate a lot of the trouble that has been experienced in periods of heavy rains. SIX ARE KILLED; HUNDRED INJURED (By United Press.) LI V ERPOOL, England, May 5.—A terrific explosion extensively damaged the Bibbys oil cake mills in the central part of the city today, setting fire to the three upper stories. At least 100 persons were believed to have been injured. All traffic in the district was suspended and stretcher bearers removed the injured to ambulances, and private cars. One of the injured men's clothes were torn oft' and his skin blackened. Officials at the factory said sis persons were believed dead in the explosion» WASHINGTON, D. C.. May 5.— Government seizure and forfeiture of bottles, barrels and other equipment which bootleggers can use was upheld by the supreme court today in a case appealed by a Pittsburgh bottle company. fBjr United Press.) Almost the entire North Atlantte Seaboard—a region famous for its pie- uresque beauty—gazed today on acres f blackened ruins that lay in the wait* if destructive fires. Seven states were directly affectetl >y the property damage, which raS nto millions of dollars. Althongtc * majority of the widespread conflagra- ions were under control, official* 'eared further loss in some sectlda* ihould winds continue today. ' Curiously, the fires were almost aim-. ultaneous, although incendiarism suspected in one or two cases. Fanned by High Winds. Generally, damage resulted from apparently harmless grass fires which were quickly fanned into destruct&r^ blaze? by brisk winds. Although tte fire left its mark from Delaware to- New Hampshire, no deaths were reported and few injuries. The most disastrous fire occurred. «t Nashua, N. H., where sparka from * locomotive started a $5,000,000 conflagration. The city was virtually martial law today. . , * Hundreds were driven from their homes in New Jersey when flremea , found their only weapon—backflre^- was made useless by the wind. Many dwellings were destroyed, as well a* hundreds of acres of valuable forest „. land. _ Forest fires in Delaware were report- ported under control after several days fighting. Some In Bennnylvanfa. Smaller grass fires were reported in Pennsylvania but were brought under control without appreciable damage, Approximately a forty-mile section • of Long Island was laid waste bya- grass fires and much valuable projK erty ruined. More than 3,000 persona-" aided firemen. Similar fires occurred on Staten Island, levelling more than ' 100 cottages. More than 15,000 acres were burnett in the woodlands of Massachusetts^ Henry Ford's historic Wayside In» was miraculously aayeV" flames. ' , Fires in sections of Rhode Island were reported under control today a*t«j£_ a night of fighting in which hundreds of volunteers joined. By ALBERT R. BIAINES, Staff Correspondent. NASHUA, N. H., May 5.—This city was virtually under martial law to-, day as 250 national guardsmen, with orders to "shoot to kill" looters, patrolled the scene of yesterday's 15,000,000 conflagration. Fresh fears gripped stricken citizen* early today when, more than fourteen, hours after the fire started, wind- scattered embers from the still-smoul- dering blaze kindled a new fire in th* dry woodlands surrounding the Nashua. Country club. Fatigued firemen who had remained on duty throughout the night were rushed to the scene, which was not far from the point of origin of Sunday's devastating blaze, and succeeded in conquering the flames before they assumed serious proportions. Earlier this morning an incendiary had added to the terror attending th* conflagration by attempting to set fire to a store half a mile -from the fire: area. A fireman patrolling the district extinguished it. Two Square Miles Burned. Two square miles' of Nashua's residential and industrial districts lay in blackened and tangled ruins today. It. was the worst fire in New Hampshire's' .listory. Miraculously, not a life was lost, but an enormous amount of valuable property, was laid waste. Approximately thirty buildings wer* destroyed. Host of them were, dwell* ings, but there were also two churches, a convent, a school and one of th* city's biggest factories. An entir* lumber yard was consumed so quickly that it might have been a box of toothpicks. Nearly 700 persons made homeless ay the conflagration were cared for during the night by friends or war* provided with temporary accommodations by state or state authorities. Mont Under Control. HARRISBURG, May 5. — most of the 200 forest fires reported i Pennsylvania over the week-end undek control, officials of the state department of forest and waters were der pending today on promised showers tQ quench the blazes still raging. No definite report has been received* by the department as to the total acreage destroyed, but although th» damage to timber and wild game is be* lieved to be great, no vast areas wert swept by the flames. A fire which swept along Jack's mountain, which overlooks the mstoriq Juniata river between Lewistown an4 Mifflin, is estimated to hiwe burned over a narrow strip for a distance of live miles or more. The blaze attracted thousands of motorists along the William P«nA highway which parallels the bank of the river opposite to the mountain and was in plain veiw of travellers oa th% main line of the Pennsylvania r«Uin>%d> The mountain top resembled the «in revealed to the ancient Israelite* qf c ? ; WKKHLV PITTSBURGH, May 5. — Weather outlook for the period Monday, May 5, to Saturday, May 10, inclusive: West- j ern Pennsylvania—There will be showers Tuesday, a«4 then it will be generally fair until the end of the week, when showers are again indicated. Temperatures will be above normal at tOKKCAST. D. C., May thj beginning of the week; it will be cooler Tuesday or Wednesday, warmer about Friday. >V£ATU£K WASHINGTON. Western Pennsylvania—Mostly tonight aud Tuesday, probably thunder showers Tuesday. Warmer in south portion. Eastern Pennsylvania —Partly cloudy tonight ami Tuesday, probably local thunder showers Tuesday afternoon; slightly warmer to- uud I night; moderate i winds. douth of westwest "R. (Continued on Paga CONGEESS TODAY. i By I'uUeU Fre».J Semite. Continues debute ou Parkar tioii. Commerce committee resumes iu£3 on river 4iid harbor bill, Uuu»e. / Takes up bills 03 consent caleodajt Insular aitairs committee tH*gte« hcariugs on Philippine indepaodttf bill.

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