Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on November 6, 1929 · Page 2
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Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 2

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, November 6, 1929
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i *• y*3T l* 13? >•' * ™T8£?»'«~i r ,/^ F f'V^JFtW«\ £3;" v,, <*' V "' ," IV "' V ',', >»v r <•*' •""'*'' _Tttfl Aty06frA RADIO COMMISSION VICTOR IN COURT By noBKKT MACK. Stnff Correspondent. (Copyright. 1929. tiy Coiunlldiitcd Prenn Aiwocintlon.) WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 6.' Winning threj of four cases In the llrst bntch of decisions hnnded down by the court of appeals here, the federal radio commission registers Its first decisive victories before that court In the virgin Held of radio law. Virtually every point of law raised by commission counsel In tho three successful cases was sustained. The only dark spot, for the commission, was the courts reversal of Its decision In the Richmond development company case, but this Involved no fine points of rndlo jurisprudence. According to th" commission It wns a case to be decided on the facts, rather than on Interpretation of the law, ulnco all that was Involved was whether or not the commission • erred in re-fusing to grant an extension for a rndlo station construction permit. The court decided that the commission made a mistake. The broad and Important question of property rights—one- that the court has avoided panning upon directly In Its only previous mil In casr- -wns answered pointedly by that tribunal In two of the cases. It denied Hint hrcmtl- cnat'lng Bin lions have uny property rights and that decisions of the commission curtailing operations of stations amount t" the taking of property without due process of l«w and In violation of the constitution. The cnses decided in favor of the commission wen; its removal from tho air of portable broadcasting stations, as sources of Interference to reception of "anchored" stations; Its denial of full time operations In New York city's municipal HtaUon, WNYC, and its refusal to renew the license of former station WTRL, the "dog- kennel" 15-watt station, at Midland Park, N. J. Up to this time the court had decided only one case—the celebrated WGY appeal—In which It reversed the commission. The case was decided on the "public Interest, convenience and necessity" yardstick, with the count preferring not to pass upon the mnro controverted phases of the commission's acitlon. In each of the three new cases decided Affirmatively, bow- OUT OUR WAY By WILLIAMS WART WITH -TWO MORE -TH'M as a municipal corporation, but as a corporate legal individual." WNYC yas placed on half time operation by the commission under the rcalloeutlon of a year ago. Prior to that time It had enjoyed full-time. It now shares with station WMAC, In New York city, and claims all worts of in case, the court .—. „..,, ^.^.......sslon's contentions that tho licensing of itinerant broadcasting stations, permitted tp rovo tlon. It agreed Hint the railio law contemplates a llxed allocation, and that tho mandate of the Davis equalization amendment could not be carried out "If roving transmitters are allowed to operate." The court also held that tho commission has the power to regulate radio by eliminating us a class, portable station, as not In tho public Interest. New York city's famous radio squabble, raised in the WNYC, served tho court an a means oC punning upon another moot iiue«tloi> of radio law. Tho court initially disagreed with the contention of tho city of Now York that the commission, by denying the station full time operation, wan appropriating property without due process. Then It disproved the argument that thn commission lacked authority to limit the station's operation because It was a municipal corporation, and that tho operation of tho station .was not a. government function. "This contention cannot be unstained," said tho court relative to tho latter point. "It In truo that appellant in imunlnfpal corporation, but In the operation of its radio station. It exorcises private and not governmental powers, and accordingly is not acting RUGS! 20% Off Regular Price NEW STOCK! This includes all our regular stock, except Whit- tail's Anglo Persians and the new Lustre Kugs. New Rug Now on Display In our window und .store din- play. BulongH to the Uungul lino of American Oriental Wash RugH. 8X12 u.zu and 5-8 Inch thick. Over 100% to th* Hizc. The pattern la a reproduction of the 16th Century Ispullan. Original one In Ku- ropean Art Galley worth $7S,- 000. Other Bengal Ruga in new Oriental Wash. 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(CopyrlRht, 1920, by Altoonu Mirror.) WASHINGTON, D. C.. Nov. 8.— Open warfare has broken out between some of the great railroad lines In eastern trunk line territory. Tho tasks of tho Interstate commerce commission have been greatly complicated thereby and the whole matter may become subject to congressional action at the coming session. That feeling is in evidence here today following the announcement that the Pennroad corporation had acquired the stock of the Taplln Interests in the Pittsburgh and West Virginia railroad. The Pennroad corporation was formed by interests affiliated with the Pennsylvania line to make Investments In other c panics on a broader scale than was possible In tho case of 'the railroad Itself but which has no power to operate railroads. For months there has been a sort of armistice in effect among 'the four great eastern trunk lines, all of which have merger programs. The Baltimore & Ohio system and -the Van Sweringen system including the Chesapeake A Ohio, Erie & Pere Marquette and other roads are most anxious to have merger proposals to go through. The New York Central was somewhat indifferent as to speed but not actively opposed to some sort of merger plans. The Pennsylvania, having a system almost complete In itself, Is reported not to have been anxious to have rival carriers aaquire strengthening lines. The Pittsburgh & West Virginia, with the Wheeling and the Western Maryland, offers connecting links to Norfolk and have valuable terminals. The Baltimore & Ohio and Vart Swer- Ingens have asked that they share its control -with the New York Central. The Pennroad corporation also has acquired control of Henry Ford's Detroit, Toledo & Ironton which the Baltimore & Ohio Is believed to have desired. The interstate commerce commissioners are known to feel that It has not yet been determined what jurisdiction they have over action by holding companies such as the Pennroad corporation and the Chesapeake corporation and the Alleghany corporation of the Vant Swerlngens. Some -members of congress have expressed the belief that the formation -of such companies and their activity are in contravention 1226 Eleventh Ave. Phone 6145 Impressive Selections Coats- $ 68 ^ Handsomely Furred and Beautifully Styled A lovely grouping, which shows the new molded silhouette in modified wearable form. Graceful flaring lines, slightly molded contours and seaming that slenderizes. Black, English Green and Simba Brown Broadcloth and Cressas, also a selection of Black Bokharas. Charmingly trimmed with — Kit Fox, Armour Wolf, Palinvi, French Beaver, Black, Skunk, Car- acul and Mink-dyed-Muskrat. 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Porter i forming the basis of their conaidera tlon but nearly every othet commit sloner has a program "which Involves some angle of the question. i The commission has no means forcing the carriers to agree to the merger plans which Its final deliberation will involve. The program there fore must be sufficiently attractive to make the various railroad interests desire it or at least accept it fts ,& matter of advantageous policy. Such a program must necessarily Involve* compromise and the outbreak of open war in the eastern territory, It Is believed, will not tend to make. the paroles al issue more receptive of compromise. 1i. F. Loree of the Delware & Hud- aotKoutlined a plan for a fifth trunk line system from the Atlantic seaboard westward. He Is alleged to have had some support from the Pennsylvania Interests, although this was' strongly denied. ' It is known that Mr. Loree has not given It up.entirely. The Wabash has filed a tentative plan with the commission and Mr. Loree is watching this with keen attention in view of his holdings in the Kansas City Southern anfd other roads. ' , Some financiers feel that the flames of conflict may spread furth and' at least drive a cloud of smoke around tho lofty • fortifications of' two great banking houses probably among the most powerful In the worfd. - One of these firms financed a stock Issue of $60,000,000 of the Pennroad corporation, the proceeds of which were used In part In opposition of the Taplln Interests in the Pittsburgh and West Virginia. The/ other Is the financial agent and banker of the Van Sweringen lines. Heretofore these great houses have/ shown a mutual consideration for each others plans. Neither has Infringed on the other. Whether this statfc of affairs will continue is a problem according to some men In the financial world who are close to the picture. Others say that this viewpoint 'Is that of those too clode to the picture. OFFICIALS rROWM UPON BRADDOCK CONGREGATION TRADE CHURCH BUILDINGS BRADDOCK, Pa., Nov. 6.—Two congregations In. Braddock, the negro Baptist and the Slovak Congregational have "swapped" their churches, it was learned today. The trade was mado because of a gradual .shift of the negro population to the vicinity at the. Slovak church, and a corresponding migration of Slovaks toward the vicinity of the negro Baptist church. The exchange -was made, last Sunday and pastors of each church conducted, farewell services In. the edifices. ' WASHINGTON, D, C., Nov. 6.—Sate ot hip flasks, cooktftln shAckers and other accessories of the flowing Christmas-bowl Is frowned upon by federal today there "is little they can do abou Judge James J. 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