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*£3i S*t£" iT** ''"'nEpB:!: Jr^J*-. * f 1 t rfS^i&W* "~ $jf f ,F j T 8ifrV*'"iffS| ' '"^'^Si^Bi^MI ;•, **/ < f '• ' v^^'Sip^ ' .IfT''^!^.^?^ ^Jfe $ ' IL * win Hereto ffe*i df , PA., ftttmsfiAY EVEMIN^ MAY 29, L n NS : PERFfiCfED MMORlilL DAY 'Appropriate Ceremonies, for - Most Part. Preceded by Pa- rarfes. Arranged In City and of County. HM J. HABERSTROH SPEAKER IN ALTOONA ^ ^ ^ Veterans' Organizations Have Vied Together to^See That Dtt« Honor Is Given to Soldier Dead. . !<*,'> t> MEMORIAL DAY IN CITY WBATHKR Mostly cloudy and cool, but not likely to rain. 1'ARADE ROUTE • Seventh avenue and Eighth -street to first avenue, to Tenth street, to Oak Ridge cemetery, where « halt of five minutes will be made to hold brief exercises. From Oak Kldire-' cemetery to Seventh avenue, to Seventh street, to Chestnut avenue, to Ninth street, to Willow avenue, to FalrvMw cemetery, where the exercises of the day will be held. The Memorial day address in this city will be-delivered tomorrow morn- Ing by Attorney John J. Haberstroh at the Veterans' circle In Fairvlew cemetery. Members of posts Nos. 62 and 468, G. A. R., will join in the consecration services of a marker as part of the ceremonies .at the cemetery. S. C. Wilson, commander of post No. 468, will be the dedication speaker. Dr. I. P. Patch will read General John A. Logan's order for'the first Memorial day and Lincoln's Gettysburg address will be delivered by Comrade H. V. Carls. S. F. Fowler will call tho roll of the honored dead while muffled drums beat and the Rev. Burleigh A. Pelers, paslor of Grace Lulheran church, will offer prayer. The ceremonies will conclude wilh Ihe tiring of salutes over soldiers' graves and taps. The Memorial day parade, which forms at 'Seventh avenue and Eighth street, will first visit Oak Ridge cemetery where brief services will be held following which it will follow the route outlined and.proceed to Fairview cemetery where the formal ceremonies will be conducted, beginning at about 10*30 o'clock. .Salutes(will be tired at Fairvlew. Oak Ridge, St. John's and St. Mary's cemeteries by picked members of company G, 110th infantry regiment. Many to 1'artlelpate. Marshal J. Harry Shearer has plan- "ned to-have many organizations par- licipalo in the parade and .the , acceptance of the privilege of joining In Ihe procession has been general from all'milllary and auxiliary bodies ana from olher patriotic ..and fraternal organizations. In every cemetery in and about the city formal ceremonies will be hem, either by organized groups or by detail from the regular parade. The city will bo closed all day insofar as business is concerned. Merchants will c'lomi their shops; the Pennsylvania railroad works will be closed as neur- Iv as possible and all manufacturing plants will observe the day. City hall will be closed, except police stalion, and stale and counly offices localed ' wllhln Ihe city will nol be open. Usual holiday hours will be observed al the poslofflce. There will be no reguar mall deliveries by carrier, al- Ihough there will be special delivery anfl collections of mail made from boxes in the business section at 8 a. m. and .8 p. m. while there will be a general collection at 2 p. in. Flags and markers, provided by the county as well as many privately given, will be placed about Ihe cenio- teriea and flowers will be lavishly placed upon Ihe graves ,of Ihe heroes. Peace-time heroes will be eulogized and honored al special ceremonies to be held during Hie afternoon. All Veterans to March. In connection wilh tho parade hero during Ihe morning, all comrades of the Spanish-American war, whether members of the United Spanish-American War -Veterans or not, have been lU'&fd to assemble nt the Memorial ' home, ISO! Seventeenth alreet, al 8 o'clock, lo lino up for participation in the parade. Orders have been issued . by Adjutant D. S. Burr of Admiral George Dewey camp, No. 86. The observance of Memorial day will be observed in every community of the county. At Hollldaysburg a parade will slarl at 9 o'clock al Newry and Wall slreets, marshaled by Samuel Calvin. The parade will go over tha usual route there and wind up at tha Central High school building where the address of Ihe day will be delivered by Rev. J. B. Slrine, pastor of the Chure-h of God. Delails will visil Ihe cemeteries of the town und community. Uev. Viclor Steinberg will be the speaker al MarUnsburg. Services will oe held In Ihe''pavilion al Memorial park al 10 o'clock. Children of Ihe community will furnish Ihe llowers lor the decoration of Iho veterans' graves in the several cemeteries. The newly formed Miirtinsburg band will I'tir- liiMh music for Iho morning ceremonies; there will be baseball in the afternoon and nil orchestra will dis- (Coiitinued on Page 13) Index to Today's News Page 'i —Coal producers would cul price*. Page 3—This and Thai. Pajfe 4—Conlinued story, "The Ragged Princess." Page 6—Sociely, church and fraternal news. Pago 7—Crossword puzzle. Page tt—Editorial, Timely Topics, The Saunterer, elc. Page 12—Business, market and a- uancial news. Pago 16—South American lour described. . Page 16 and 17—Spurts. Papes IS and m-Oorre.-.|jdudeuce. I •• • 'JO HID) -M i'i""Mit'''il. rase-2i-"0iu out NO MIRROR FRIDAY. Hi McOftfHnce wftfc Its Animal cui* torn, ihe AWoonit JMIrrof will not be published on Memorinl Hay, Friday, thus nffflWflnt employes the full day to join In the observance of the holiday occasion. • v / ROAD REMAINS OPKN. Cressoh Highway Will Be Available for Traffic Over Memorial Day. Because of numerous complaints the Cresson mountain section of the William Penn highway will be kapt open and available for traffic over Memorial day, possibly until Monday, before the concrete work Will be resumed on the thoroughfare. The operations will 6e rushed as rapidly as possible and It Is anticipated that' it will not' be necessary to keep the highway closed as long as previously Indicated and that by mid-summer it will be completed and the detours eliminated, \ CLOYD W. KERLIN lARKJJRTHQAY Recalls That Temperature of Forty-six Years Ago Today Was/ Low Enough to Freeze Half-inch Ice. Cloyd W. Kerlln, better known to many persons as "Pop" Kerlln, is today celebrating his 72nd birthday at his home, 121G Fourth avenue, in. receiving congratulations from his many friends. While unable to get about as freely as several years ago he is Enjoying fairly good health and is still quite active. •• > Reminded of the weather of earlier birthday anniversaries by the cool air of the past several days, Mr. Kerlin recalls that on his 28th birthday, forty- six years ago, it was so cold that ice a half-inch thick was. frozen on a bucket of water standing on the side porch of his home, ^he date Is doubly impressed on his mind since the. funeral of his mother was held on that day. On the following day, Memorial -day, the old Altoona City band, under thb wat played in a parade of Knights Ternplar at Erie and because of the extreme cold could not wear their parade uniforms, using instead their fatigue suits with heavy military overcoats. Between selecllons Ihe baud members were forced to wrap their coats around their wind Instruments and keep breathing on the valves to prevent their freezing shut; The spectators wore'fur caps, ear lugs, and heavy overcoats and the styles worn by the ladies of that day, woolen hoods, fur\ muffs, fleece lined high boots and' heavy cloth dresses touching • the ground, proved the proper garments for the day, CIVIL WAR HEROES TO HAVE ADJOINING ORAVE8 WASHINGTON, D. C.. May 29.— Exactly sixty-eight years to the day from \tlie time when 'two British youngsters—Sidney Hebdon and Alfred Gulton—enlisted in the Union army, their bodies" were to bo laid to rest side by side today in the Arlington National cemetery. The two English "chums ran away from school, lured here by the opportunity for adventure In the Civil war. They wer6 placed in different' companies. Hebdon died, but Guiton survived. After the war was over, Gulton, unaware of his friend's death, searched for him in vain. In time he learned of Hebdon's fate, but was unable to find where he was burled. When Guiton died his wife carried on the ^search for Hebdon's burial place, but she .00 died without finding it. So it remained for the soldier's daughter—Lillian Guiton—to realize her father's ambition. In musty war department files an officer located for her a record of Sidney Hebdon's burial in grave No. 28 in the little cemetery at Culpepper, Va. So today—on the ev« of Memorial day—it Is planned to bury Hebdon with full military honors by the side of his boyhood friend and fellow adventurer in the Arlington National cemetery. GARBAGE WILL NOT BE COLLECTED TOMORROW Announcement was made today at the city highway department offices that there will be no garbage collections made tomorrow, Memorial day. TUe collectors will cover the route usually gone over on Friday on Saturday. Semi-weekly collection of garbage will be started by the department next week. With the increase of the volume of stuff at this season this plan is necessary and greatly appreciated by the householders. 1 FIRE COMPLETELY DEMOLISHES HOME Fire of undetermined origin brolte out curly this morning at the home of William Patterson, situated at about Twenty-seventh avenue and Twenty-second street, on the hill overlooking West Altoona, and completely destroyed the dwelling. Volunteer lire- men from West Altoona responded to tho call for assistance but as no water was available, only chemicals could be used which were of little avail against the blaze which had a good start. The blaze was discovered by a pedestrian passing along Washington avenue about 3 o'clock this morning and he sent in, the alarm to the West Altoona lire hall. Firemen responded quickly but were unable to do much as the whole house was a mass of (lames when tiiey arrived. , It was a small two-story frame dwelling, occupied only by Mr. Patterson and his housekeeper. The foundation alone was left standing and most of the furniture was destroyed in the blaze, only a very few articles being saved. Mr. Patterson's loss Is probably covered by insurance. The name.-: illuminated tlio sky for some time and the firemen were kept busy in pro' ••••.div. Hie lin: I' rum lo tiiu auiiounaiug brush.. START MOVEMENT FOR WORKHOUSE Commissioner Oorsuch Appointed as Representative on Commission for District Which Includes Blair. TEN COUNTIES WILL JOIN IN BIO PROJECT Jails Will Be Largely Eliminated Except, as Places for , Detention of Prisoners Until Trials. County Commissioner John C., Gorsuch has been appointed by Mrs. E. Grace McCauley, secretary of the state welfare deparlment, as the Blair county representative on the committee for the Eighth.district of the state under the provision of an act of assembly passed a year ago for the establishment of workhouses and Industrial farms throughout the state. The slkty-seven counties of the state have been divided Into ten districts. The Eight embraces Blair, Cambria, Bedford, Clearfleld, Indiana, Somerset, Fulton, Huntingdon and Mifflin counties, which are presumed to combine and acquire a site and build a workhouse. When the plan is carried out jails will be very largely eliminated, being utilized only for the detention of those who are awaiting trial or disposition of their cases. Mr. Gorsuch will meet the representatives from each of the other counties In the near future and they will formulate their plans. Under the provisions of the act the cities within the district may also Join in'the plan and share In the cost of establishing the workhouses. Advanced lleform Step. The passage of this act by the legislature and its approval by Governor Fisher was the most advanced step taken by the common'vealth in the way of orison reform for many years and it has long been advocated by those who have felt the need of better provision for the maintenance of prisoners, where they might be put to work and perhaps help in the maintenance of their dependents while serving time. At the first meeting of the commission from the ten counties consideration will be given to the question of a site and the cost. Under the law the site may be selected from suitable lands already held by any county of the district for county purposes, • or from lands donated or which may be purchased. In the selection of a site, there shall be taken into consideration the objects and purposes of. the institution; it shall be of varied topography, with natural resources and advantages for • (Continued on Page 13) SWIMMING POOL TO BE OPENED ON WEDNESDAY Because of tho continued cool weather,the Prospect swimming pool will not be opened tomorrow, as anticipated. Everything is now in readiness and Wednesday, June 4, has been fixed as the opening date, The park and recreation commission has decided that the city shall conduct the concessions this season and Charles B. Myers of 2118 Fifth avenue has been appointed to have charge of the store. The city will thus get whatever profits result from its operation. DOMINION STATUS SOUGHHTINDIA Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry Solicits Viceroy Lord Irwin to Support Moye. CLAIM IT IS ONLY WAY PEACE CAN BE RESTORED Declare There Is No Hope for Collapse of Gandhijs Independence Movement^—Dis* orders Are Less. By WEBB MILLER, • Staff Correspondent. BOMBAY, May 29.— The disofganiza- tioh of Indian business resulting from the independence campaign impelled the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry today to solicit Viceroy Lord Irwin for a promise of immediate dominion status. Only by granting dominion status, the federation of twenty-two important commercial organizations said, can peace be restored. There.is no hope, it said, for collapse of the movement inaugurated more than two months ago by Mahatma Gandhi. "Two courses are open," read the letter to Lord'Irwin. "They are either to rule by sheer force, or to conciliate." Dead Now Number 100. • Reports of disorders were limited today to Rangoon, Burma, where three days of communal rioting have brought the list of dead to at least 100, with another 900 Injured. The Rangoon rioting resulted from attempts to break a strike of dock workers there. Mulmein and Indian workers were imported to replace Burmese strikers who sought higher wages, and the latter engaged'ln fights with strike-breakers. The national congress committee here adopted a new line of attack when it dispatched twenty-seven volunteers to Sholapur to defy the martial law regulations of that city.by hoisting a congress flag. Sholapur was placed under martial law after rioting In the city forced evacuation of all European women and children. In addition, the congress proposed to renew the raids on the Wadala salt works and extend its defiance, of other British laws, against which no opposition has been shown heretofore. Kalds To Be Benewed. The raids on the Dharasana salt works, which have resulted in the arrest of three leaders of the campaign— Mahatma Gandhi, Abbas Tyabji,'and Mrs. Sarojini Naidu—also will be renewed. . . The , letter from the Federation of India, Chambers of Commerce and Industry included a plea to Invite Mahatma Grindhi to the round table conference .in London next fall. That, letter was backed up by representations from H. A. Laljee, president of the .Indian Merchants chamber, to Sir Frederick Sykes, governor of Bombay, asking the release of Gandhi. Gandhi ; should be consulted before the government's plans were-decided upon, Laljee said. OFFICES TO BE CLOSED. The Blair county courthouse offices, the state offices in the county and the outdoor relief office of the directors of the poor in the Central Trust company building, this city, will be closed all day tomorrow on account of its being a holiday. DRIVER HELD IN LAFFERTY DEATH Coroner's Jury Finds Leonard Vanderpool Operated Truck In Reckless Manner While Noticeably Intoxicated. Members of a coroner's jury investigating the death of Robert E. Latterly, aged 25, of 304 Lexington avenue, last Friday morning when a heavy truck was wrecked at the Twenty-ninth street bridge, held Leonard A. Vandeiv pool, aged 41, of 1804 Sixth avenue, responsible for the death In that he had operated the truck in a reckless manner while noticeably under the in- Huence of liquor. Tho inquest was held last evening- at the Stevens mortuary by Coroner Chester C. Rothrock, the jury being comprised of C. H. Paul, foreman; 1- L. Butch, C. R. Banks, A. B. Stuart, H. S. Lang and J. C. McGurvey. Testimony was given by Harry Filer of 211 Howard avenue, the third occupant of the truck, and Sergeant J. F. Caldwell of tho city police department. Filer stated that Vanderpool had been drinking and was not in proper condition to operate an automobile and that he and Latt'erty had a few drinks but were nol! intoxicated. He stated that lie warned Vanderpool several times that he was operating the truck at an unsafe rate of speed. He and Lafferty were with Vanderpool when lie removed the truck from the garage and the machine was driven to within a short distance of the Lafferty and Filer homes but that he and Lafferty had decided, because of Vanderpool's condition, to accompany him to where the machine was stored. Sergeant Caldwell testified that Laf(Continued on Page 13) FORTY-FIVE DIE WHEN FLAMES .DESTROY TRAIN MOSCOW. May 29.—Belated advices received today said forty-live persons were burned to death In a lire on a passenger train near Domodedovo. At least twenty-three others were seriously injured The accident occurred on May lli. It was said a passenger spilled methylated alcohol which was ignited by a discarded match. The passengot carriage, Which was crowded, burst , into Humes while tin- train was moving li'i.idly iv"r II 1 ." Domodedovo sta > uun, nut iur from THREE YOUNG MEN HELD FOR ROBBERY Two Woodbury Township Residents and One Altoonan Behind Bars for Alleged Thefts at General Store. Three individuals, youths around 20 years of age, are locked up at City hall awaiting further developments following their arrest yesterday by Detective W. A. Davis of this city on a charge of burglary and larceny preferred against the trio as a result of a series of alleged thefts at the general merchandise store of the Woodbury Clay company at Mines, near Royer, Woodbury township. Davis was assisted In rounding up the three young men by two members of the local unit of state police, Corporal William T. Hanna and Private Francis J. Hanley. Davis said today that they have confessions from each of the three arrested admitting burglaries at the store on a number of occasions. Loot alleged to have been stolen from the store is estimated at about $2,OUU and officers claim that the robberies have extended over a period of several years, a number of dates) being oil record as the time when the store was said to have been entered an considerable merchandise taken. Only about $50 worth of loot has been recovered to date, Davis said today. The names of the three defendants held are George Lower, Lloyd, alias Mike, Benner of near Mines and William Shollar, reputed to live at 1904 Sixth avenue, Altoona, .but who is represented as having recently occupied a house in tho neighborhood of the Woodbury Clay company store. H. lilmer Brown is proprietor of the store and he furnished officers with dates and lists of merchandise take.n of previous occasions. Detective Davis was called into this case some months ago and has made extensive investigation. As far as Davis could ascertain the store first was entered on or about Dec. 28, 1928. (Continued on Page 12) CI.OIJUV, BUT NO MAIN. PITTSBURGH, May 29.—Cloudy and cool weather Is predicted for western Pennsylvania I'or Memorial day, with the thermometer expected to touch 4C degrees or below. Temperatures will rise slightly during the day, according to the United States weathet hmvuii here. No rain is seen on 111 weather maps. Hoover to Honor Heroes at Gettysburg Symbolizing' the reunion of the North and South like the Confederate and .Union monuments that now stand on the historic battlefield, that wnrf tho turning point of the Civil War, President Hoover (Inset) chose Gettysburg for the Memorial day address. At the left Is the memorial erected to the Confederate dead by the state of North Carolina; right, the National'Soldiers' monument that stands on the exact spot where Lincoln made his famous Gettysburg address. TWO INJURED IN CRASHJN STREET Police Are Seeking Hit-and- run Motorist, Responsible for Accident on Union Avenue. City and state highway police officers are looking for a hit-and-run driver who ran against a car driven by Robert F. Mickel of near Duncansville at Union and Fifth avenues at 11.40 last night, injuring Mickel and Theodore Szuhaj, aged 17, of 5701 California avenue, who was with him. According to information obtained by the police officers who investigated the accident, Mickel was driving south on Union avenue and at Fifth avenue a driver traveling north ran past a stop sign and crashed against MickePs car, .throwing it over on the sidewalk and against a confectionery at that point. ' - ,, Mickel, Szuhaj and another parson we're thrown but of the car, while tho driver of the other machine backed his car sufficiently to clear the wreck of the Mickel car and then drove away. The license number, 3X159, was secured, but it has been necessary to communicate with the department at Harrisburg to ascertain to whom it was -issued. Mickel, who is aged 17, and his companion were given treatment at the Mercy hospital. Their injuries were of a slight character, Mickel receiving slight cuts on the head and hands and Szuhaj received .a bruise of the right leg, to which a bandage v/as applied. AUTOMOBILES NEEDED TO CONVEY VETERANS J. Emory Shute, chairman or the automobile committee working in harmony with the Memorial day celebration committee, desires tho use of cars for the conveying of veterans of ^the G. A. R. and disabled veterans of 'the Spanish-America and World war, as well as members of the auxiliaries, unable to make the line of parade on foot. A number have already placed cars at the disposal of the committee, but more are needed. Mr. Shute asks that all who will give the use of their cars be at the G. A. R. home on Chestnut avenue at S.30 o'clock tomorrow morning with their cars, and they will be assigned to duty. Those who have already offered cars are: Mr. Shute, two; Dominick and. Joseph Ventre, each one; the Penh Central Light & Power company, ten; Charles Malloy, one; Meyer Abelson, one; the Hudson-Essex company, two,' and the Penn Motors company, two. BOTTLE TOP REMOVED. A metal bottle top was removed from the right nostril of Kenneth Wise, aged 4, of Duncansville, In the Mercy hospital dispensary. The child pushed the top up his nose while playing at his home and efforts on the part of his parents to remove the article were unavailing. THREE KILLED ON ERRAND OF MERCY (By United Press.) BELLE FOURCHE, S. D.. May 29. A physician, a nurse and the pilot of an airplane, that was making a raua, against dealh, were reported today have met deatli themselves when the plane crashed near the lillle prairie town of Piniele, Mont. Dr. A. S. Sheriff received an emergency call lasl night from a patient ut Piniele, eighty mi^ea from here, and immediately chartered a plane. Pinielle is- not on a railroad and highways were impassable. i With Roberl Crawford al Ihe controls and accompanied by a Miss Lindstrom, a nurse whom he hastily had engaged, Ihe doctor look off in the dark for Ihe Montana village. Several hours laler reports received here al Ihe air lines offices said Ihe plane was caught in a gale and crash cd. The pilot and his passengers were underslood to have been killed. U10ATHKU lOKlOCAST. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 29.— Western Pennsylvania—Mostly cloudy and continued cool tonight, and Friday. Eastern Pennsylvania—Mostly cloudy and continued cool lonight and Friday; moderate north west or norlh winds. ARRIVE AT AGREEMENT ON FLEXIBLE TARIFF CLAUSE (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, D. C., May 29.— Most of the proposed .tariff commission reforms were abandoned today by house and senate conferees, whp reached an agreement upon the disputed flexible provision of the pending Smoot-Hawley tariff bill. In their agreement, the conferees returned basically to the existing law which permits the tariff commission to adjust rates upward or downward by 50 per cent - with presidential- approval. • i The new arrangement is said to be even more acceptable to President Hoover than the old compromise reform proposal, nipped by Vice President Curtis in a senate ruling Tuesday. The latest draft of the provision is understood to have been sent to the White House late last night when it received private presidential endorsement. v Elated at the swift agreement, Chairman Smoot of the senate conferees announced he wbud return hltf battered bill to the senate floor later in the day to renew the drive for its enactment. Thus the Democrats lose by the flurry which they started Tuesday when Senator Barkley, Democrat, Kentucky, lodged a point of order that the conferees exceeded their authority in writing the flexible compromise. They sought to restrict the power of the president and the tariff commission, but the latest agreement give both the same power as in existing law. Under the original compromise, the tariff commission would fix a rate adjustment and send their recommendation to the White House. The president would b'e required to affirm or veto It within sixty days and, if he took no action within seventy days, the recommendation of the commission became law. Now the time limit would be eliminated. The rate recommendation of the tariff commission may be subjected to a pocket veto of the president if he chooses. He may endorse the commission rate or reject it, or file it and forget about it. It was this time limit which the Democrats sought 'since President Coolidge used the old law to pigeonhole recommendations of the tarifl commission on several occasions, once when the ''commission recommended a reduction in the sugar schedule. The Democrats lost also when the conferees eliminated. today the clause authorizing yearly rotation /of the (pontinued on Page \V NINETEEN HURT AS CAR JUMPS TRACK Six Women and Man In Hospital as Result of Crash When Car Runs Into Open Switch on Curve. (By United Press.)PITTSBURGH, May 29.—Six women and a man were in hospitals and twelve others were being treated at their homes as a result of Injuries received when-a Mt. Lebanon street car jumped the track and crashed into a pole near Brookline Junction early today. None of the injured was reported in a critical condition. The accident was caused, according to Pittsburgh Railway company officials, by ^.n open switch, because of a previous derailment cars had been rerouted. The motorman of the trolley which preceded the wrecked car had failed to close the switch, officials said. Those injured are suffering mainly from shock, severe bruises, and cuts, physicians reported. A. J. Hogan, aged 28, motorman, said he did not see the open switch until it was too late. "I jammed on the emergency brake 'and the car slid about sixty feet," Hogan said. "Then it jumped from the rails and went sixty feet more, crashing into a telephone pole." Hogan said he could not get the center doors of the car open so ho helped the passengers out the front door. "It was awful to hear the passengers in the car screaming and moaning." Carl McGuIre, aged 21, one of those in a hospital today, said the car was (Continued on Page 13) LONE BANDIT GETS CASH ANJHEWELRY Daring Youth Robs Passengers of The Chief, Crack Santa Pe Train, Just After Leaving Los Angeles. (By United Press.) LOS ANGELES, May 29.—Three passengers aboard the crack Santa Fe passenger train, "The' Chief," were robbed early' today, by a lone bandit, of approximately $11,075 in cash and jewels shortly after the train left here for the east. The greatest losses were Incurred by Marion Nixon, film actress, and her husband. Edward Hillman, wealthy Chicagoan. Miss Nixon lost jewelry valued at $10,500 and her husband lost $400. The third victim, Frank Lehman. Detroit, surrendered $175. The robbery was daringly executed and railroad detectives said it apparently had been planned' in advance as the bandit's activities conformed precisely with the train's schedule which enabled him to escape as the train slowed down at Mission tower, just outside the city limits. The Chief, bound for Chicago, numbered among its passengers many prominent film stars and business executives. "•-•. The bandit apparently had hidden in a vacant compartment until after the train pulled out, when he entered the section occupied by Mr. and- Mrs. Edward Hillman of Los Angeles and took from Mrs. Hillman, the former Marion Nixon, jewelry valued at $10,500 and $400 from her husband. He (Continued on Page 13) VETERANS' GREA1U Swift-morlflf Year* ing With More Certainty Than AS of Civil War. ,fci MIRE HANDFUL OP STILL AMONG THE President Hoover to 1 Address Tomorrow Memorial Tribute WiB Paid at Gettysburg, By ROBERT C. 8raff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 29. swift-moving years—killing with dreadful certainty than all of tfte war battles—have thinned the of blue-clad Union veterans to a handful of 50,749, pensions bureari ords disclosed today as the nation pared to honor the heroes Of Since last Memorial day, death claimed 8.317 of the army of "Unionists" who fought their Appomatox sixty-six years aga. And the same twelve months, cording to Oscar J. Randal], chief the bureau's finance division, c" the last survivor of the Mexican He was Owen Thomas Edgar, died at the John Dixon home here September. Will Be 25 Tears. If history repeats itself a quarter, a century will have passed I death overtakes the last Civil veteran, pension bureau officials cast. They believe the twentieth ceBIIUQ will be drawing to a close before" if' last widow of a Union soldier wilt fi&i died. For, strange though it may a nine widows of soldiers of the of 1812 are still drawing govi pensions, although the war ended 114 years. 'Of the Union women who vri leered as nurses during the Civil caring for wounded at hospitals, and battle front, the pension show that only thirty are now; Monthly, each receives a $50 from the government. - , *^j Two Generals Living. Only two Union generals are alive. They are Brigadier General Warren Kiefer, aged 93, of field, O., and Major General Ames, aged 94, of Lowell, Mas?. Kiefer, commissioned a brigadier ter he was wounded in the battle^ the Wilderness, never saw actual ice as a general. Ames, who last week und serious oper&tton in a Best was reconaSSftjtioil', sissippi. Both also" in the Spanish-American, war. The bureau has never scan records to discover the oldest Civil survivor. A candidate is John L. ner, Fairmont, W. Va., now more- 102. * President to Speak. WASHINGTON, D. C., May Presidenl Hoover will go to burg tomorrow to speak at a M day. gathering on the Civil "war ground where Abraham Lincoln -i livered his famous address. These peaceful times will not Mr. Hoover the opportunity to a classic of forensic history an coin did when he spoke bis words three score and seven ago. But no president since that cation has journed to Gettysburg :WJI out pondering over that great and surely it will be in the n all who listen to Mr. Hoover. The president has abandoned 'J idea of going to Gettysburg by cial train, and will motor to the tleneld. He will have luncheon.: ably at the Maryland fishing Lawrence Richey, his executive tary, and will arrive at the bat* in ample time for his 2 p. nv.f pearance. Delayed by Tariff. The tariff situation baa pre? Mr. Hoover from making definite j_, for i the week-end. He had intenjtedfjj motor furlher into Pennsylvania" fishing preserve of Jay Cooke of delphia, grandson of the famous : cler, but he is keeping closely in i with the tariff bill conference, the conferees have not patched'; the flexible revision clause to his I faclion, he probably will return "**! Washington after th^e speech or guide developments. If the president decides not to ,j to the Cooke lodge, located liamsport, he may drive down, tQ-ti Rapidan fishing camp, which la i Washington and better equipped;' keep him in touch with the alt here. «"* SHALL UNITED STATES SENATOR LEAD OR FOLLOW CONSTITUENCY? Uy UAVII) l.A\VHENCE tCopyrlslit, 1B30, by Altoona Mirror.) WASHINGTON, D. C.. May 29.— Shall a senalor lead or follow his con- sliluency? Wilhin the lasl twenty-four hours Senator Jones of Washinglon, Republican, and Senator Walsh of Montana, Democral, have announced that if Ihe people of their respective slales vple by referendum for repeal of modification of Ihe eighleenlh amendment, they will obey the man- dale. This is Ihe- raosl significant progress Ihe prohibition issue has made as yet in the congressional campaign, which is already under way, and provides a convenient slrategy fov all Republican or Democratic candidates who Ihem- selves may be dry bul who face- wet, constituencies. Thus, for example. Represeutalivc Ruth Hanna McCofwick, Republku.ii nominee for the United Stales senate from Illinois, is personally dry and believes in prohibition, bul probably she will be inclined to accepl the referendum method, arguing that prohibition is nol a parly question. The fact that Senator Jones, an outstanding dry, author of the "nve-and-len" law, recorded himself publicly as being willing lo abide by a referendum, will give Ihe other Republican drys much encouragement, though the leaders of the dry cause outside of congress are somewhal uneasy over such tactics, believing il affords loo much aid and comfort to Ihe wel enemy. Elections, however, are only a few months off and some of these same dry senators face all kinds of complications from Ihree-cornered primary contests t.o bailies with independent wets or Democratic wels in Ihe final contest. Whatever one may believe on tut uu Page PRISONER PACES DEAtJ* & FOR MUEDEE OF DEPT PHOENIX. Ariz.. May 29—Tn« 1 of Vernon Ackerman, alias Joe We alleged companion of Irene on a charge of murder hi with Ihe killing of Deputy Sheriff! Wright, was resumed today in suji court. Eight wilnesses have been called;Ihe slate in ils attempt to Ackerman. Wright was slain lR gun battle which resulted in the lure of Ackerman, Mrs. Sehroeder I Glenn Dague. Ihe state contend^. Questioning of prospective jll seemed lo indicate the state seek the death penally for Acke Mrs. Sehroeder and Dague were deinned lo death by a jury In sylvania for Ihe murder of Brady Paul of Ihe highway pafc are now awaiting decision on a for a new trial. CONGEESS TODAY. tBy United Proa.) Senate. Considers president's veto o| i war pension bill Naval affairs committee CQ _ hearings on London naval treaty. J/| Tukes up bills repotted; by affairs committee. Banking and currency continues Hearing oa hrtattt Naval .uTaira committeft Oil fu.':Ui<,

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