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¥* "» STOCK EDITIjON i. Altdbna Mifrof Patrons, Won't Vou Help ^Yd Carrier by Having the Ready Change . fof Him When He Calls. I Rttoona SRitror. WEATHER t CLflttBg. these Coll Nights Should Reffiiftd VdU the Central Bureau of Charities tfeedd Coal and Clothing. ESTABLISHED JUNE 13, 1874. ALTOONA, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 7, 1929. FORTY PAGES—PRICE TW0 GENTS VOTE COMPUTATION IS STARTED TODAY Official Board, Named by Judge Patterson, Sworn In at Noon and Begins Labors During the Afternoon. nT ECTION EXPENSE TOTALS TIDY SUM Members of Election Boards In City Are Entitled to Increased Pay Due to Special Schobl Loan Problem. SPECIAL FOOTBALL TrtAIN. The official computation of the vote ast at-the general election has begun .it the courthouse, Hollidaysburg, The official board, composed of Chester H. Edwards -and Arthur M. Hess of the .clerical force of the county commis- ...•rioners 1 ' office; J. Calvin Lang, jr., attorney, and Howard M. Sell, were sworn in at 12 o'clock noon today, in accordance wl.th the requirements of the law and immediately adjourned for luncheon, taking up the active work at 1 o'clock. The computation of the vote at the November election is done by the clerk' of the courts, under the eye of the judge except in a case where the clerk, of the courts h .s been a candidate for election when he cannot serve. In this particular case, Prothonotary Paul L.- Hall, clerk of all the courts'of-the county, was a candidate and! hence could not serve. The board now serving was named .by Judge Marion D..' Patterson. • ' • The work of the official board is carried on in a manner akin to usual court routine. Court bailiffs are in attendance upon the computers. One of the palliffs opens the. envelopes bearing the sealed returns and passes them on to one of the clerks who reads them while another, compares the flgr ] urea called off with the tally sheets, j the original books'of entry. In this manner and with the other two clerks recording the vote, there is but little chance of error. ' Contests One-sided. It is not known exactly how much time will be consumed in the dispatch of the tabulation and computation, of Ihe vote but It will be several days before any figures will be available. It Is 'unlikely that the board will be a.nnoyed with many if any visitors for the county-wide and city-wide contests, were so decidedly one-sided as to admit of no dispute. Some, of the borough and township results were extremely close but for -the most part, •4Jie unofficial computations made and given out by the Atyoona Mirror yesterday, were taken as final. This year, the election boards made out and gave to the successful aspirants for local offices, a certificate of election. That was in' vogue many, years ago but later, it was. made incumbent upon the prothonotary, to make out and deliver the certificates to all persons' chosen,,'to every office. This was a big task and after the prothonotaries were, put on salary and the county nor the officials saw any-, thing but work, and expense, the system was changed back to the old style. The court clerk will still give out the certificates where the candidate had to run In several districts. The cost of conducting, the election on Tuesday as shown by the payroll of officers, constables, registration assessors in the townships and borouglw and room rent; paid out by County Treasurer Max C. Dunmire, on Tuesday, was $6,179.15, There are 108 precincts -in the county. This, is only part of the cost of an election, though, for it must be remembered that the registration, the costs of. blanks and • ballots and much of the cost of.taxation and collection, enter into the cost. Get Extra Fay. There was a feature of the election Tuesday as it appertains to pay of officers, which many felt uneasy,about on Tuesday. That was concerning extra pay In this city and in Freedom township, where there were special elections with separate ballots. The law states that an election officer receives $5 per day flat for, the first 100 persons voting and $1 additional for every hundred or fraction there of above that. The question arose whether or not the city officers would be paid for 200 every time 100 voted. The matter was placed in the hands of the legal machinery of the county and it was ruled that the law said ballots and not people, so the 'officers were paid accord- _ly most of them having their pay 'of the day boosted to $10, the maximum allowed. However, all seemed happy over the turn of affairs, for the compensation, at Its best is inadequate) it is held, for most places, when it is considered that the election boards sit for twelve hours before they begin computing and that runs far into the night and often far Into the next day. The, next thing for both successful and unsuccessful candidates to do is to file election expense bills with the prothonotary. This accomplished the persons chosen have a clean field open to them to proceed with taking the oath of office. Those who expended absolutely nothing, make no report; those who expended less than $50 simply state that fact on an affidavit prepared for that purpose and obtainable at the office of the county commissioners and those who expended more than $50 must Itemize their accounts. Athletic Association Inmiros Acconimn- datloitM for Johnstown trip. For the first time In the history of the Altooha High school ft footbttll contest has risen to the dignity of a special train to carry students and townspeople to an out-of-town game and at 12.30 o'clock noon Saturday a "football special" with accommodations for more than 700 people will leave Alloona for Johnstown. . Final decision in the matter of operating the special train was, made this morning by High school and railroad officials. While the required 300 fare passengers had riot yet indicated their Intention to make the trip the Senior High School Athletic association decided to post the required guarantee with the railroad company and Insure the use of the train. Tickets for the. train will be sold to students before and after school tomorrow at the Fourteenth street entrance of the High school. Other persons may secure tickets at the passenger station until the time of the train's departure: The Point stadium where the game will be' played is but ten minutes' walk from the passenger station in Johnstown. The Altoona delegation will be met by the Johnstown band. Returning after the game, which starts at 2.30 o'clock, the special train leaves Johnstown at 6.30 o'clock. Plenty of seats for the. game are assured, the admission being 50 cents. The train fare is but .?1.40, half {he usual rate for the round trip, and railroad ' passes will be honored. More than 250 reservation's had been, made at noon'today Including' those for the High school band. ADMIRAL COONTZ ARRIVES FRIDAY All Arrangements for Dedication of Veterans of Foreign Wars Home on , Saturday Are Perfected. GEORGE G. PATTERSON AND ADMIRAL SPEAK Reception. Committee Is Appointed to Greet Distinguished Guest Upon His Arrival In Altoona. GARAGEMAN SEEKS PAY FOR STORAGE Common Pleas Court List Gradually Dwindles One by One, as Cases Are.Called and Tried. V Index to Today'* New$ Page 2— Chain Programs to Be Continued. Page i—In the Business World of Today. Page B—Soviets Holding Big Celer bratlon. Page 6—This and That. Page 8—Editorial, Timely Topics, The Saunterer, etc. Page 10—Continued story, "The Man J'rom Morocco." Page 16— Crossword Puzzle. Page 22—Borough Vote Is Light on Tuesday. i Page 28—Business, Markets and -Financial News. Page 30—Society. Church and Fraternal News. Pages 34 and 35—Sports. Pages 26 and 27.—Correspondence. Pages 38 and 39—Classified. "Roy- C. Gwln 'who conducts a publla garage, 'for repairing, and storing ot automobiles, at 800 Green avenue, Altoona, this morning obtained lief from the Blair county court to sell an automobile, left for repairs by two men, named Hahrhan and Burket, May 1, 1927. ''„'.. Gwin states he repaired the car and notified the owners it was ready for delivery. They didn't come and' subsequent, statements brought no response. Now, after-the elapse of two years, and five months, with $325 due for storage, a sum equal to or greater than value', he desires-to get the machine out of the way. ' Earlier this week,- the trial of the suit of Charles Rltchey vs. .Oscar Lasser was called and .a non-suit entered. ' This morning, a rule was. awarded on defendant to show cause why non-suit should hot' be stricken off. It was made returnable at argument court and the official stenog- r rapher was directed to transcribe the testimony and decree of the court. Plaintiffs this morning suffered a voluntary, non-suit, in the case of William M. Vipond et al versus Solomon Dembert. This was an action in ejectment. It was a sister case to one partially tried before Judge John-E, Evans earlier in the week and non-suited. Edgar R. Vipond was defendant in the other suit. Both grew out;of the same transaction, in connection with the disposition of some Altoona real estate of William M. Vipond. Announcement was made this morning of the settlement of the suit of A. .G. Lauver, trading.and doing business as the Lauver Motor company, vs. R. H. Wilt. Another- case which attorneys reported "disposed of" was that of Ivan E. Carver and A. D. Mingle, trading as . the Roaring Spring department Store, against J. A. Stuard. Judge Patterson' spent practically all .forenoon today in the trial of the case of Jacob W. Mader, Lock Haven resident, against Frank, Carl and John Lind, local contractors. Plain- tiff'claims damages, the result of accidentally falling into an open pit, which defendants were building for the Independent Oil company, at Lock Haveii. A physician testified as to the character of the Injuries of Mr. Mader and of their affect on his health. Other witnesses testified' concerning the pit, whether or not it was carelessly kept and whether or not It was a menace to the public. The trial is being .continued this afternoon. Court will reconvene morning at 9 o'clock. tomorrow RECOBD-BBEAKINO VOTE. SOMERSET, Pa., Nov. 7.—A checkup of complete returna today revealed that Somerset county voters cast a record-breaking vote in Tuesday's election, which was featured, throughout the state by an extremely light vote. Lacking four votes of reaching the 21,000 mark, the largest vote in the history of Somerset county waa* cast. PILOTLESS PLANE TEST SUCCESSFUL (By United Press.) • WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 7.— An awesome vision of what future warfare may mean to urban populations is conjured up in the ..latest success of the army air corps' use of an automatic pilot for planes. A plane so-equipped rests today at Boiling field after a flight from Wright Field, Dayton, O. Its gyroscopic control device functioned perfectly in fog and good weather en route here yesterday. It is the product of the Sperry company, in whose name the late Lawrence Sperry demonstrated a aimlliar device before high officers of the government during the war. Sperry endeavored to show how an explosive-laden plane could be sent alone to its destination to hurtle earthward and explode. But he failed. His plane found its courae despite an empty Admiral Robert E.. Coonlz of Hie United States navy, retired, today Kent. a message to Bruce Crumm of the committee in charge cf the arrangements! for the dedication of the new home on Seventeenth street oC the James L. Noble post, No. 3, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in which he stated that he 'will arrive in Altoona by train on the Spirit of St. Louis at 8.-IS o'clock on Friday evening. The' distinguished guest will be met at the train by a large contingent of the veterans and will be escorted to the Penn-Alto hotel where he will be entertained until the time of the parade and dedicatory ceremonies on Saturday afternoon. In a Better to Mr. Prumm, Admiral Coontz expresses the pleasure it affords him'to come to Altoona for this occasion. He states that lie served during the Spanish American war and Is eligible to be classed as a "War Father," he having had a son who served overseas during the World war, 1917-18. The son is now deceased. Admiral Coontz is a member of the navy legislative committee in Washington and since his retirement he has been engaged in business in Washington. Committees Are Named. Announcement was made this morning of the personnel of the/reception committee that will greet the distinguished navy officer and participate in the events incident to the dedication along with the members of the Noble post. The list follows: Mayor John J. McMurray and other city officials; Judge Marlon D. Patterson, Congressman J. Banks Kurtz, Postmaster J. E. Brumbaugh, Lynn McG. Moses, president of the Shrine club; Charles E. Maloy, president of the Rotary club; Dr. L. N. Ray, president of the Lions club; Dr. George E. Alleman, president of the Kiwanls olub and commander of the Rbwan post of the American kegum; D. N. Slop, president of the Mirror Printing company; Major Theodore Arter, manager of the Altoona Tribune; Rev. B. F. Bungard,' president of the Altoona Ministerial association; Dr. F. H. Moffltt, president of the American Business club; James, J. Neal, president of the Booster association; I. B. Sinclair, superintendent of the Middle division, Pennsylvania ralroad; F. G. Grimshaw, works manager; William H. Orr, chairman of the Republican county committee; Arthur E. Winter, chair of the V. F. W. home drive; (Continued on Page 28) . PATT'S STORE IN 5TH WARD ROBBED Thieves Enter by Front Door and Take $11 In Cash and Carry Away a Quantity of Groceries Report was made to the police head- quartet's at 12.10 o'clock this morning that the Herman Patt store at 1409 Eighteenth street had been entered and robbed. Officer C. F. Wicks responded and made an investigation, finding that the thieves had gained entrance by using a key that opened the front door. The thieves took $11 in cash and some groceries. People living in the neighborhood had observed intruders in the neighborhood about 11 o'clock last night. B D. Coughenour was arrested at 11.15 o'clock last night by Officer W. P. Gearhart on charges of drunkenness, driving an automobile and breaking bottles on the street. A commonwealth charge r\as been lodged against him before Alderman Anthony O'Toole of the Third ward. B. F. Smith of 1812 Thirteenth avenue and A. C. Smith of 816 Bell avenue were arrested at 7.45 o'clock last night at Fifteenth alley, between Twelfth and Thirteenth streets, as they were placing an automobile in a garage. The arrests were made by Captain B. F. Miller and Sergeant C. C. Mock. The Smiths are said to be brothers and among the articles listed on the police docket as having been found in their possession in the garage were several kegs, funnels, jugs and a qauntity of liquor. The men are being held for Investigation. Clyde Coble and John Williams were arrested at 8.45 o'clock last night on Eleventh avenue by Officer John Grubill on a charge of disorderly conduct. James Weaver, Fete Summers and Steve Costlow were arrested at 2.45 yesterday afternoon, at Twelfth avenue and Fifteenth street by Officer C. B. Tobias on a charge of pan- handHng. STILL IS CONFISCATED |N RAID NEAE TYRONE A ten-gallon still, two barrels of rna.sh and several gallons of moonshine whiskey were seized in a raid made on the home of Richard H. cockpit but failed to dive when ex- ! Haagun. in Decker's Hollow, near Ty- pected, flew from sigbt and was lost! rone, last evening. at sea. ] The raid was made by l.loyt' Mii-li- Subsequeut development has produu- j "els, Tyrone chief 01 police, .several ed an automatic control which 1'uuc-! members of the police force aud Cun- tions perfectly up to a certain point, stable Harry M. Gill of • the Fourth Saved In Crash of Big Plane A German prince and a dlNthifrulHlicd llrltlsh naval officer alnno Hiir- vivcil the crash of it giant JJcrlin-to-I.omlou passenger plane in which, six persons worn killed near Mardeit I'nrk, lOnghim!. 1'rlnce Kngene von <ler SchutinilnirK; I.ljipc, lower right, a relative of the former knlRer, and second pilot of the plane, was seriously burned, however, »n(I Lieut. Com. 11. <!. Gleti-Kldaton, retired, lower-left, received severe cuts and bruises. The Lufthansa trl-motorcd plane, like the one pictured above, crashed after striking a tree-top In a dense fog. JOHNSON INCIDENT BELIEVED CLOSED Following President's Letter of Apology to California Leader, Many Fear the Matter May Stir Differences. REGULAR LEADERS TRY TO HOLD OTHERS FIRM With Coalitionists Writing Tariff Bill, Senators Worry About Congressional Elections In 1930. MARSHAL FINISHES PLANS FOR PARADE Armistice Day Procession Will Be Complete In Every Detail, With Many Local Organizations Participating. One of the most complete Armistice day parades ever to be held in Altoona is scheduled for next Monday afternoon, begiiining at 4 o'clock, according to the arrangements which were completed today by the parade marshal Lieutenant Colonel Edward R. Coppoclc of the United States field artillery, who Is instructor of the local branch of the organized reserve corps. The route of the parade will be as follows: Chestnut avenue, Eleventh street, Eleventh avenue, Bridge street, Seventeenth street, Eighth avenue, Seventh street, Chestnut avenue where organizations will be dismissed without halting. Organizations partlcipatng in the pageant, which will be headed by ' a squadron of city motorcycle officers followed by Lieutenant Colonel Coppock and his aides, are as follows: Mounted escort, troop G, 104th cavalry, P. N. G., Veterans of Foreign Wars band, national guard Infantry, (Major A. O. King, commanding), officers' reserve corps, Spanish War veterans, American Legion Drum corps, American Legion post, American Legion auxiliary, Veterans of 'Foreign Wars post, Veterans of Foreign Wars tank, Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary, High School band, Knights of King Arthur, American Cadets. Knights of St. George Cadets, Sons of Italy, Boy Scout Bugle corps, Boy Scouts, Red Cross ambulance, nurses, military police. The organization of the parade will be effected from the following points: Aides and mounted escort on Seventh street between Lexington and'Chestnut avenues with head of column at Chestnut avenue. V. F. W. band and national guard Infantry on Eighth street between Lexington and Chestnut avenues with head of column at Chestnut avenue. Officers' Reserve corps and Spanish War veterans on Eighth street between Green and Chestnut' with head of column at Chestnut avenue. American Legion Drum corps, Amer- '(Contlnued on Pago 21.) SHIPPING BOARD VESSEL SINKS; CREW IS SAVED STOCKHOLM, Nov. 7.—The 5,000-ton freighter Conehatta of the Unked States shipping board foundered today off the Norland coast, northern Sweden, near Brotthaellan. The crew was rescued. The Conehatta, en route from Hel- singfors to Hernfors, lost her direction In a fog and went aground, later sinking. The Swedish steamer Heracles rescued the crew, with the exception of the captain and two engineers, who remained aboard, only part of the vessel being under water. Attempts to tow the ship to harbor after she grounded failed because of heavy seas. The Conehatta is from Philadelphia. It normally carries a crew of forty- one. The ship is 390 feet long and was built at Hog Island, Pa,, in 1920. TO START USE OF YOTINGJACHINES Nine Counties Approve Them In Tuesday's Election and Seven Reject—Cities Act Separately. Over half the 'population of Pennsyl- vania'will use voting machines hereafter, as the result of Tuesday's election. The question of using the machines was submitted to the voters in some counties as a whole, while In others certain cities, towns or townships voted separately on the question, with a wide diversity of results shown as the vote was tabulated. Nine counties approved the use of the machines and seven rejected them, wtih a number of cities approving and rejecting. Practically all the large population centers, including Philadelphia, where the vote was 221,821 for to 64,797 against, approved the machines, accounting for the fact that over half the population of the state will have them, though the issue only came up in a total of twenty-eight counties. Following are the counties where the use of machines was favored by county-wide vote: Allegheny Cambria . * Delaware Erie Fayette Lackawanna Luzerne Philadelphia Scluiylkill The following seven' counties defeated the proposition by county-wldo vote: Bradford Chester Cumberland Dauphin Huntingdon Jefferson Montgomery The voting machines won in the, following places where the vote was not county-wide: Lancaster county—Lancaster city and Ellzabethtown. Lehigh county—Allontown and Bethlehem. Cumberland berland, Clearfleld county—City of Bols. Jefferson county—Brookvlllo, the county seat. Mercer county—Sharon, Farrell, Greenville and Grove City, the largest towns in the county. Northumberland county—Sunbury, Shamokin, Northumberland, and Mt. Carmel, the largest towns in that county.' Somerset county—Somerset, county seat, and Myersdale. Warren county—Warren, county seat. Mlfflln Burnham. Monroe Barrett. Centre county—Phillpsburg. Points that rejected the machines, where there was no county-wido vote, included: Venango county—OH City and Franklin. county—New Cum- Du- county—Township county—Township of of TONGUES OF GOSSIP SCARCELY STILLED BY HOOVER APOLOGY As it exists now the gyroscopic control cannot take a plane off the ground, but this difficulty might be overcome. There would remain the problem of «na.kln$ the chip dive. ward, Altoona, on a warrant issued from the office of Justice of the Peace Placheskl of Tyrone. Haagan is being held in the Tyrone Jail la default of 12.500 bail. 11} DAVID LAWltttNCU. (Copyright, 1U2«, by Altoonit Mirror.) WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 7.—The wagging tongueo of gossip were hardly stilled today by President Hoover's apology to Senator Hiram Johnson, of California, who failed to get an invitation to the dinner given the senate, foreign relations committee In honor of Ambassador Dawes. Mr. Hoover's explanation that the omission of the California senator was an oversight is accepted as unquestionably responsible for the incident, but there is far more conversation in Hie capital as to why President Hoover docs not escape from such errors n» hi.s predecessors did. On several occasions there has been un inepilitude in the handling of matters at the White House, which are constantly the subject of discussion. Mr. Hoover was never familiar with politics and Is too busy as a rule to take care of things that appear to be details and which iu the end proves to be major . political blunders. Someone, It Is assumed around the capital, should have saved Mr. Hoover the embarrassment of the De Priest episode. Someone, also, it Is frequently suggested, might have prevented the fiasco at the White House when the Kellogg-Brland treaties were signed and the president's speech, was to have been broadcast around the world, was not heard outside the room iu which the diplomats were gathered, although broadcasting apparatus and arrangements had been iiKicfe. Some slip-up in the arrangements occurred which has never been explained. And now on the eve of un important armament conference, u-liere a treaty will be drafted and will h.-ive to be passed upon by such Ir- jei'om-ilubles as Senator Johnson of California., the inistuke is made of eliminating the senator from the Invitation list. It svas Senator Reed of Pennsylvania, who la to be the principal Repub- - i (Continued on Page 24.) By I'AtlT, R. MAMMON, .Staff Correspondent . WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. T.— While the omission of Senior Hiram Johnson of California from a White House guest list was sealed as closed matter HO far as the participants were concerned today, Republican leaders in the senate were fearful It might accentuate the already long list of differences between the White House and the senate. With the coalition in the saddle writ- Ing the tariff bill, the regular leaders are trying to hold every posnlble vote for the legislation in the face of the split In party ranks which has been widening since the special session began. They are concerned also about the congressional elections which they face next year. The breach flrst was opened when Senators William E. Borah of Idaho and Smith W. ' Brookhart of Iowa, leading campaigners for the president in the campaign last year, led a bolting wing of westerners against Mr. Hoover's farm relief program. More western Republican senators have been falling in line, until yesterday they commanded a strength of nineteen in the senate roll call on. reduction of pig iron rates. Senate Gets Note. Last week the president said he wanted the tariff bill passed within two weeks or else the senate could be considered an impotent legislative body. Among some senators there was manifest resentment against the president's stand. It was said Johnson jokingly refused to believe at first that the president had issued a statement, while some Republican Independents privately made the suggestion that a committee call at the White House to ascertain if (.ho statement were authentic. The leaders believe there is no hope for a tariff bill of any kind Unless some of the senators of Johnson's (Continued on Page 21.) Cfldct Weds Colonel's Daughter Despite West Point Hulcs. WEST NEWBURY, Mass., Nov. 7.— Lovo has shattered a, West Point tradition—the ruling that "no cadet shall have a horse, dog, wife or moustache," and because 11 succeeded n doing BO, former Cadet Paul Capron, Jr., member of one of the North Shore's moat prominent families, was honeymooning at his family's summer home here today with his bride '^of a fortnight, the former Mlfm Marguerite Gillespie. The marriage took place in Brewster, N. Y., on Oct. 20 while tho Army eleven wan battling Yalo at New Haven, Conn. It was supposed to have >een secret. But the bride's father, Colonel Alexander G. Gillespie, instructor of ordnance and gunnery at West Point, learned of the elopemant and Cadet Capron was obliged to resign from tho Military academy. Capron marched into tho Yale bowl on his wedding day with his fellow judels. The girl attended tho game with her father. In the' middle of the jame the couple slipped out of tha >owl and drove to Brewster, where the ceremony was performed. They drove back to New Haven before the game was over. "It was no sudden impulse on our part," Capron said. "Wo planned It out-.together." Friends of tho former cadet were mystified as to how ho wooed and won tho colonel's daughter in the face of tho strict regulationa at West Point. STEEL COMPANIES' PROFITS DISCLOSED Senator Ashurst Reveals Incomes of Eight American Concerns for Seven Vears In Tariff Debate. is HAPPY. . Jury Commissioner Daniel H. Erb of Hollidaysburg suffered disappointment on primary election day, in September, by missing the renomlnation, but the pain of defeat on that day was turned to joy on general election day. Right bright and early in the morning, Mrs. Erb presented' the well known official and locomotive engineer^ with a ten- pound son. He is .the third of the male persuasloTa in the family. Mother and son are doing fine. ' STUDENTS TO MAKE BUSINESS SURVEY Economics Club of Altoona •High Conducting Work of Extreme Value to City In Wholesale Field. A work seldom attempted by a high school group and one that is expected to prove of considerable value to Altoona as a whole and the business men of the city particularly has been quietly, carried on at the Altoona High school and within a few days will be brought more to the attention of the wholesale business men of the city. The work Is a survey of Altoona as a wholesale distributing center and is being done by the economics club of the Altoona High school, one of the extra currlculur activities groups which have been formed at tho school, Assistance In the survey Is being given by the Altoona Chamber of Commerce and the completed survey will be listed by tho United States department of commerce. The survey will be of a similar nature as the industrial survey made-of the city a year ago by the Hockenbury System, Inc., of Harrlsburg, under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce and the business men of the city except that it will deal entirely with the city as a distributing point. Plans for the survey and maps of the ground to bo covered have been pompleted by the thirty-five members of tho High school economics club who are working under the direction of Irvin S. Gress, faculty sponsor of the club. Now the students are ready to begin interviewing the wholesale mer- chant.s and other business people of the city in pursuit of further data. Nothing detrimental to 'he wholesale business Interests in the way of busi- (Contlnued on Pago 21.) TOUJ SKNATOIIS VJ.AN8. WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 7.— James A. Arnold, vice president of the Southern Tariff league, attended a meeting of agricultural representatives In Washington and reported their plans for the tariff fight to Senators Watson, Republican, Indiana, and j Heed, Republican, Pennsylvania, th» , senute lobby investigating committee i learned today. i \\KATIIKU POittX'AST. i WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 7 I Western Pennsylvania - Cloudy to night and Friday; ^ossibly rain in south portion Friday. Not much change in temperature. Eastern Pennsylvania—Mostly cloudy tonight and Friday, possibly rain Friday in south portion; not much change in temperature. LOVE FINDS A WAY. LEADEPS TAKING BREATHING. SPELL Heads of Republican Party lit Pennsylvania Are Prepaying fop Real Battle In Coming Spring. (By United Frees.) WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 7.—Income tax returns revealing the profits of eight American steel companies during the last seven years were made public today by Senator Ashurst, Democrat, Arizona, during senate debate over charges that President Hoover had Induced the senate finance committee to reverse Itself and put manganese ore on the free list. Ashurst, said the net profits .shown In these Income tax figures anumted to ?B30,181,059 during the period, about two-thirds of which were contributed by the United States Steel corportdon with profits of $012,812,128, Ashurst aald. The United States Steel corporation profits listed by Aahurat follow: • 1022-139,663,466. 1023—1108,707,004. 1024—585,110,040. 1»25~$90,602,652. 1926—$116,067,404. 1927—J87,806,836. 1928—$114,163,774. Ashurst was. the first senator to make Use of figures submitted privately to the senate by the treasury department In answer to a senate resolution asking for profits, losses and operating expense)) of several hundred American concerns Interested In tariff revision. | Ho used only the profits In his argument against placing manganese ore on the free list, contending the present duty of one-cent a pound is not harmful to steel corporations using managanese as a hardening Ingredient in steel manufacture. The Insertion of the matter in the Congressional Record makes !t privileged for publication despite the law (Continued on Pago 121.) INSIST SHOOTING WAS ENTIRELY ACCIDENTAL Members of the family of Clair Morrow, aged 26, of 710 Tenth street, Junlata, now In the Altoona hospital with a .32 calibre bullet lodged in hia loft chest, Insist that the shooting late Tuesday evening was entirely accidental and that the shot was not fired by the patient purposely. .The man wan alone at the time of the shooting. Morrow's condition at the hospital here today was regarded as fair although he is quite weak yet from the shock of the Injury. Surgeons at the hospital will probe for the bullet when the man's condition becomes such that the operation can be performed. Relatives claim that Morrow was engaged in shooting mark in the vicinity of the, old oro holes near East Altoomi and that af^er he had accidentally shot himself he walked to his mother's. home at 803 Third avenue, Junlata, "he being subsequently removed to the hospital. His family also states that he has been regularly employed in the Juniata shops and had worked on Monday night. TARDIEU CABINET FACESJIRST TEST By RALPH HE1VS5KN. StuiT Correspondent. PARIS, Nov. 7.—The New French cabinet of Andre Tardieu, led by the shaggy-haired veteran, Aristide Brland whose own cabinet was overthrown a little more than two weeka ago, faced Us initial test before the chamber of of deputies today, ita fate hanging on a narrow margin of support In the many political divisions of the chamber. • With the experience and popular Rrlund on hand to guard against any movement to upset the new government in its first appearance, Premier Tardiuu was prepared to face interpel- lations on foreign and domestic policies which the Radical-Socialists and Socialists, leaders of the opposition, were ready to conduct. I The largest margin of support that j political experts would concede the. I new cabinet in the chamber was 1 twenty-five votes. The hostility of the | Louis Marin group of tin- Might Ccn- | tor, which comprises some fifteen deputies, and of a dozen or so Radical • Socialist deputle.s of tile Left iiuliruu-d I that Tarieu's strength probabl;, would i amount to about 300 votes with 27?! opposing. Every available place in the galleries already was taken for a view of what was expected to be one of the most eventful parliamentary .s in some time. SEEKERS AFTER OFFICE OF GOVERNOR 9ET BUSY Five Tentative Candidate* for Republican Nominatipn Mentioned — Will Watch Money Expenditures. By AHTUVH N. SCVERKBUJ?. Staff Correspondent. PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 7.—Another" Pennsylvania election today had become a matter of history and the .successful candlates were preparing to assume the offices to which they were elected. At the same time political leaden of the state were taking a breathing spell before plunging Into another campaign, which from all indications will be aa bitterly contested as the now notorious primary of 1926. In the spring Pennsylvania's voters will select the men who will be candidates a t the November, 1930, election. An entire congressional slate, a gubernatorial candidate, and entire house of representatives and many state senators are to be nominated in the spring. Just now it seems probable that there will be at least four, and probably five candladtes in the gubernatorial contest. Are Tentative Candidate*. , Those mentioned as gubernatorial possibilities in political circles here are Samuel ,L. Lewis, former state treasurer; James J. Davis, secretary of labor in the Hoover cabinet; Ed- tvard Martin, state treasurer; Glfford Plnchot, former governor, and Major General Smedley D. Butler of the United States marines. But although the campaign maybe Just as bitterly contested as that 1926 fight, it Is almost certain that it, will not be followed by as many -whispers of fraud and corruption. Pennsylvania politicians probably never again will spend the money they did in 1926—public opinion has placed its stamp upon such expenditures—a stamp of disapproval. Likewise the voters at this" week's election in many instances decide In the future to cast their ballots by machine rather than on tke Australian ballots. This is especially true In the populous centers of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Brie and Scranton where th» heaviest portion of, the state's vote i« cast.^ ' , More Stringent Laws. The legislation has also adopted more stringent election laws. In addition to the selection of the voting machines by many of the state's election units, yesterday'* election, tended to strengthen the fences of the present administration leaders. This was particularly true In Schuylkill county where the organization of i Paul W. Houck, chairman of the state women's compensation board, won an overwhelming victory. In Northum-' berland county the Republicans showed more strength than was manifest in the presidential election of last •year. , ' Philadelphia voters showed that they still give their allegiance and their votes to the Varo organization. In Pittsburgh the organization .was likewise successful. State Treasurer Martin, who is state Republican chairman, led his party to victory in the superior court contest where the Democrats made an especial effort to break the solid Republican ranks of the court. Both of the Republican candidates, opposing one Democrat, who sought and obtained a heavy, but not heavy enough, complimentary vote, were elected. Martin personally led the Republican fight, making the majority of what few Republican speeches were made. His tour in behalf of Judges-elect Thomas Baldrige and William Keller carried him into a great many .portions of the state. Little Interest /Take*. . PITTSBURGH, Novi 7.—The return board convened here tqday tp compile the official count of votes cast in Allegheny county last Tuesday. Little interest was shown in the board's convening because of the overwhelming majorities received by Republican candidates. None of the results were expected to be changed materially as. a result of the official count. Judge Elder will preside at the organizing of the board. Unofficial figures showed that the voting machine proposal was carried in Pittsburgh by approximately a five- to-one majority. McKeeaport, Du* quesne and Clairton, also gave the machines a large majority as did most boroughs. Mayor Charles H. Kline's majority of 40,000 over his Democratic opponent, Thomas A. Dunn, was not expected to be appreciably changed by the board's count. 1'olico Shukeup Likely. As a result of the election rumors of a sweeping shukeup in the bureau of police are being circulated. Both Mayor Kline and Director of Safety James M. Clark, refuse to discuss possible changes, which, it was said will go into effect before the mayor begins his second term. Both admit that .some changes are- contemplated.. With the election barely over it has been reported that the Allegheny County Bar association might be asked to approve a plan to have Governor Fisher appoint a special prostcutor to act ' (Continued on Page 21.) CONGRESS TODAY. ! i By United t'rcsa.) j Semite. j Continues debate on rates in metals | of turiff bill. j Judiciary sub-committee continues i lobby investigation. House. Meets for introduction of bills and to recess for three days.

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