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tsr *r < **'/s*,. )llte r Accuf«t« And Authentic News th* Bay ft Happens Wit! Be Found fltilttf Attottna Mirror, Eltoona SRittot. WEATHWt Altoonf • Memorial One of th£ F!ft**t Held Irt ft*J* a Number of Yeats. ESTABLISHED JUNE 13, 1874. ALTOONA, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 31, 1930. TWENTY PAGES—PRICE TWO DROWNS SELF AND TWO CHILDREN IN POOL AT IVYSIDE Bodies of Mrs. Katherine K, Stehman, Aged 37, and Her TWo Youngsters Found In Cold Waters at Pool. MARITAL TROUBLE.IS REASON FOR TRAGEDY Following Aldermanic Hearing Thursday Night, Three Go to Park, Where Notes Reveal Suicidal Intentions. Tito bodies »f Mrs. Knilierlno K. Stehmmi, ngrcc' 37, and lier two small children, John Kenneth Stehman, nged 4, and Hfctherlne JSdwInn, Stehman, aged 9, He sldo by side In a local undertaking morgue today, nil victims of one «t the most pathetic ami gruesome tragedies to occur -In this section In many years. The lltcless forms of the mother and tho two children were taken from the cold waters of the swimming pool ab Ivynldo pork, two miles north of this city, after several notes, addressed to the husband "ml father, John t). Stehman, were found along tho breast of tho pool lit which she revealed her Intentions of committing; suicide. Marital troubles, which culminated in a hearing before a local alderman on Thursday evening, are believed to have caused the woman to have plan- ned'her death by suicide, along with taking the lives of her two youngsters. The bodies of the woman and the boy were found about 0.30 o'clock yesterday morning in the Ivyside pool and the little girl's body was discovered at 1.30 o'clock yesterday afternoon after most of the water had been drained from the huge dam. Boys Find Notes. Boy», playing about the breast of the park pool at 7.30 c'clock yesterday morning, came upon a woman's coat, hat, umbrella, pocketbobk and two notes. A child's tarn, partly filled with popcorn, also was found lying on tho concrete. Opening the pocketbook, one of the boys found the two notes, botli of •which were Identically the same and •which were addressed to the husband and father of the three drowning victims. "I have drowned myself and two children. John, I hope you will forgive me. Please notify my relatives. I have S10 in a savings bank in Altoona. I love you." Such was the message contained in the notes written by the woman as one of her last acts 'prior to jumping into the pool with her two children. Sensing 1 trouble, the boyn immediately spread the alarm to workmen in the park, who upon making a hurried search of the pool found the woman's body lying In about live feet of water while the boy was In shallow water, not more than three feet in depth. Physicians, v/ho were summoned tp the pavk, found both the woman and boy to be dead. Search l''or Girl. Coroner Chester C. Rothrock was summoned and immediately organized a searching party to llnd the girl's body. Several boats were placed in the pool and after rowing about all sections, employes of tho park were unable to find the little girl. In the meantime, the gates to the pool were thrown open, leaving the water flow out. A continued search for the girl's body did not prove HUC- cossful until 1.30 o'clock yesterday afternoon when Gordon Smith, one of the life savers ut the pool, and another employe of the park found the youngster lying in the i'2-t'oot level of the pool covered with 5 feet of water. Smith and another swimmer hud attempted to locate the girl's body by diving into the pool but soon were forced to abandon thin method when tho cold waters soon brought on ut- tacka of cramp. Using n rako, tho pair then rowed about the pool in a boat, dragging every section of the pool. However, it \vun not unlil most, of the water had drained out of the pool that they were able to discern tho clothed figure of the girl In the deepest .section of the pool. Many Witness Itencuc. V Hundreds of people, who were attracted to the park when won! of tho tmtT e dy spread over the city, were eye-witnesses to the finding of the glrl'n body. The limp form of the youngster was dragged to the edge of the pool and from there was lifted out of the water. Blankets were immediately placed about the child, following which ahe waa carried to the bathing house adjoining the pool. Undertaker Otto G. Gllden went lo Uie park and removed the bodies to hta funeral home on Eighth avenue and Thirteenth street to be prepared for burial.. The bodies will be placed in separate white caskets this afternoon and may be viewed until U o'clock tomorrow evening at the Uil- don parlors. Word of the tragedy did not reach (Continued on Page 13) Index to Today's News Page 2—South American tour Ue- •vrlbod. Foster's weather forecast. Page '3—JSx-J3rahnjin la elected bishop. Page 4—Religious news. Pago 5—Society, church und fraternal news. Page S—Editorial, Timely Topics, The Saunterer, etc. Page 8—Work for better prices in bond*. Page 10—Review of tlic week in (lie «tock market. Page 11—Continued story, "The Hugged Pi luce." Pages 11 anil 15—Correspondence. Page 10—Bualneas, market anil financial news. Page 17- Sports. I Pages IS and 19-Cla.sslUed. I Page 19—"Out Our Way," NEVER MISSES DAY. Mori I 1 '. Klmmell of ZJygwen Has Perfect Attendance liecord. Numbered among the members of the 1930 graduating class of the Altoona High school is Merl F. Kimmell, 17- year-old son of Mr. and Mrs, William A. Kimmell of 309 Logan avenue, Llyswen, who has a perfect attendance record for the eleven years that he has attended school. Merl has never been tardy or absent in the long period of 1 years that he pursued schooling, and this record is a source of no little gratification, not only to the young man himself but to his family and friends. The first four years of his school attendance were spent at Sacred Heart school. He then continuously attended the Baker school, Llyswen, prior to entering the Altoona High school four years ago. PATRICK H. KELLY DIES DURING NIGHT Citizen Well Known as Life Insurance Man and Former Newspaper Publisher Succumbs to Heart Attack, Patrick Henry Kelly, for thirty years special agent for the Equitable Life Assurance society, formerly well known in the newspaper circles of the city, died at his home, 2100 Maple avenue, of a heart affection at 11 o'clock last night. Mr. Kelly had been in failing health for five years and for the past year had been confined to his home for most of the time. Mr. Kelly was born in Ireland, Aug. 10, 1863. Several older brothers had previously emigrated to America and when Patrick was 7 years old his parents placed him aboard ship for the United States, his destination being Indianapolis, Ind., where a brother, a priest in the Catholic church, was located. After being there for a short time, the Irish lad came to Altoona and took up his home with his brother, Andrew. He attended St. John's parochial schools and when he grew to manhood, ho entered the employ of the Pennsylvania railroad as a shophand in the Twelfth street shops. He later was transferred to the train service and became a fireman on the Pittsburgh division. After a time ho felt that he had missed his calling and, having a natural bent for books and for writing, he song! himself a place on a local newspaper. Ho was successively reporter, city editor and part owner of the Altoona Times, then published at 1224 Eleventh avenue, his partners being the late David L. Potter, Charles A. Greer and John A. Lawver. During his newspaper career, Mr. Kelly showed himself a master writer and his writings were widely copied and discussed. In the middle 90's, Mr. Kelly took up life insurance work as a sldo line, associating himself first with a mutual body and then with the Equitable as an agent. So successful was he that he later sold his interest in The Times and thirty years ago was made special agent for the Equitable and has since that time devoted Ms time to that work, maintaining offices in the Altoona Trust company building. Forty-three years ago, when tho Citizens' Building & Loan association was formed, Mr. Kelly became a stockholder and soon thereafter became an office holder, serving successively as director, vice president and president, holding tho presidency for a period ol nineteen years, his term terminating with his demise. Mr. Kelly had a number of brothers and sisters, the only living one being Mrs. Winifred Byrnes, in Ireland. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Grimes Kelly. He was a Democrat'In politics; a member of the Knights of St. George and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic church where requiem muss will he celebrated Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock followed by interment in Calvary cemetery. CO HUT ON MONDAY. A .session or miscellaneous court will bo held at Hollidaysburg on Monday morning beginning at 9.30 o'clock. There will be motions and petitions, submissions and hearings in domestic relations cases. TAILOR'S SHOP IS SCENE OF ROBBERY Thii've.i forced all entrance to the tailoring utiibllsliment of A. T. Kune at ISH Eleventh street some time during Memorial (lay or the previous night and stole clothing to the value ot approximately $125. Air. Kane hud worked in hi.s shop until 8.45 o'clock Thursday evening at repair work and then locked up und went home. He dill not uguin visit the shop until 3.55 o'clock yesterday afternoon, when he found that it had been entered und looted. The thieves had taken out a pane ol ! glass at a rear side window and thus ' reached the door latch. The glass had i been held to the window :iash with tacks anil the.se were taken out by the thieves. Tho articles stolen included four WdiiK'ii'.s silk dreHHVd. Uireu w four pail's of trou.sers and three men's nulls. In all worth about $1H5. The police wens luitillud and the office™ of the .second trick mu.ilu an investigation last evening, which was continued today by Detective .1. W. Huusi-r. Clues were obtained which it in hoped will lead lo the apprehension of (lie thieves. C. M. Shope of Greenwood reported to the police that his rur wu.s stolen lust night ut l^ukemont. The license iHinibi'i 1 i.i /6HB19. It has not been re- cm- icd. I... B. Bi-idenbaugh of Murtiiis- b.ii'K' last iilfc'lH M.'porled llmt his fur vas .stolen at Eleventh uvciiuc and Ulvveulh street, II wu.a later PINCHOT MAJORITY GETS BOOST HERE Error In Unofficial Tabulation Gave Forester 300 Less In Bellwood Than He Actually Received. CHANGES OTHER THAN THAT NOT EFFECTIVE Blair Board Completes Labors Thursday Evening, Delay Being Caused by Omission of Duty by Judges. The majority of Clifford Plnchot over Francis Shunk Brown for the Republican nomination for the governorship increased by 300 when the official computation was made at the courthouse, Hollidaysburg, Thursday evening. Unofficial tabulation gave the forester 79 votes in Bellwood whereas he received 379. The error was doubtless due to the inability of some person not catching the figures accurately, when given over the telephone last Wednesday. The county commissioners make tho count of the primary elections excepting on the year when they happen themselves to be candidates. Thus this year the board was composed of Commissioners John C. Gorsuch, John F. Royer and Daniel S. Brumbaugh. Chester H. Edwards and Arthur M. Hess were the clerks. Scarcely had they begun last Friday, at noon, as the law requires, until a technical question was raised. Attorney J. Leo Plummer, counsel for one of the local candidates, appeared before the board and asked permission to glance over the return sheets. He soon made the discovery that somo of the return judges were guilty of neglect. The law requires that a notation be made on tho return sheets of the number of ballots received from the commissioners, the number used, the number spoiled, if any and the number returned. Many Forgot Duty. In passing through the returns, it was found that thirty-two of the judges of elections of tho county had forgotten this duty. It therefore became necessary to summon all these officials to the courthouse to complete their little bit of work. This took time and the ' commissioners could tabulate only those districts wherein the judges had fully complied with the law. When the others finally came In, tho task was again taken up and completed; otherwise, it would hava been done almost a week ago. The Democratic vote was extremely light. Blair county is about four to one Republican but tho Democrats did not measure up to their traditions. However, this was because there were no contests on their side of the political fence. There was no aspirant for the office of state senator so some names were written in. Simon. R. Snyder of this city seems to be the nominee with 170 votes but Huntingdon county is to hear from yet. If about an equal number of Huntingdon Democrats should cast their votes for Senator Richard W. Williamson, it would make him the nominee for he got eight votes in this county. Time will tell. Following are the official figures which the commissioners on Thursday night dispatched to the bureau of elections in the office of the secre- (Conttnued on Pago 13) DOGS DESTROYING BEAUTIFUL LAWNS Mayor McMurray Issues Warning to Owners That Offending Animals Will be Captured and Detained. Numberless complaints ure received duy after duy at the mayor's office and at the police station regarding the depredations of dogs on lawns. Tliu work of scores of people about the flower beds and yards is going to naught because of the dogs. AM a result of these complaints Mayor John J. McMurruy this morning stated that the owners of dogs will bo held liable for damage that is wrought and he made it clear that under the provisions of the law, dogs, whether or not they bear proper 11- censu tags, are not presumed to be let run ut large upon property other than the owner of such dogs. Several years u(jo, during the administration of Mayor K V. Giles, William Buyle was appointed to enforce the provisions of the dog law, but recently lie apparently has not been functioning to any considerable extent und Captain B. F. Miller will get in tou.;h with him und if he finds that Baylo is not going to keep at the work, another will be appointed. Licensed dogs when captured and detained will not be returned to the owners until all reasonable expenses incurred by reason of the detention have been paid. With no desire to put dog owners to such expense, but determined to protect the lawns in which hundreds of citizens ure taking pride. Mayor Me- Murruy iasuod a warning to ull dog- owners to keep the animals at home und thus avoid trouble. ONE MAN KILLED, TWO INJURED IN GANG WAR CHICAGO. May 31 —One man was Killed and two wounded today i" an outburst nl K u "t' warfare at Nineteenth und Peoria streets, ill the Uia- trii-t known a.s "The Valley." First reports to detectivi- headquarters said the .slain man was Phillip Unull'eo, a ruekuteer with a. polici- riTord. and Hie wounded men, Williai) Curiildo, Toledo, and Joseph li'iassaeuu. N. V. HONOR MAN ANDllEW JACKSON. A future admiral, maybe, Is Midshipman Andrew McBurncy Jackson, jr., of Baton UougfC, l.n. Here you see him smiling because he hits been I'liosfcn 1930 Honor Man at the United States Naval academy, Annapolis, Md. He obtained the highest mark in studies ami drills. HIGHWAY DETOUR PLANS PROTESTED Martinsburg Booster Insist That Road Through McKee's Gap Can Be Used as Rebuilding Proceeds, Vigorous protest against the closing of the highway through McKee's gap to Roaring Spring during the period of the reconstruction operations this summer and the use of Plum creek road as a detour, was entered by the Martinsburg Booster association, at a meeting held on Thursday evening. The contension is made that since much of the rebuilt highway will be relocated, that temporary bridges can be easily provided and that untold inconvenience and difficulty will be entailed if the detour by way of the Plum creek road to Sharpsburg is enforced. As an upshot of the meeting a resolution was adopted for the appointment of a committee to cooperate with the Roaring Spring-Business Men's association be appointed, the two bodies to appoint a joint committee to take up the issue with the district engineer at Hollidaysburg with a view of having the order for the detour rescinded. So deeply do the Martinsburg citizens in the Booster association feel about it that it was made clear that if the request is refused at the district engineer's office, the committee will proceed to Harrisburg- and take it up with the officials of the state highway department. The road leading through McKee's gap into Morrisons cove is one of the most important highways in central Pennsylvtnia. There is probably no other road that la so extensively used for business purposes. No other road is traversed by so many trucks and hundreds of Pennsylvania railroad employes who live in the southern part of the county and in Bedford county drive over the road daily to and from their work. Wholesale and retail firms, bakeries and others drive over the highway in a constant stream, while the greater part ot the milk used in Altoona is brought to the city on trucks over this road. The Plum creek road which it is proposed to use us a detour is notoriously bad, speakers at the Booster meeting- contended. It is rough, narrow and inadequate in every respect for the traffic it is pro(Continued on Page 13) ALTOONA MAN'S AUTO WRECKED AT SPROUL L. J. Maricg of 1491 Washington avenue, advertising manager at the New Idea store, had his automobile demolished yesterday in an accident on the road in tho vicinity of Sproul. Three oars were involved and fortunately no one was seriously injured. Maricg was traveling southward when Edward C. Schroek of 3<M Ohio street, Johnstown, attempted to pass him on a curve. Both were going the same direction and just as Schrock attempted to pass" around Maricg another car approached from the opposite direction. Schrock'a rear bumper hooked the front of the Maricg car, forcing it off the road and into a telephone pole. Highway Patrolman P. L. Bvirket investigated the accident. The Maricg ear was occupied besides Mr. Maricg by Mrs. Mary Skipper, Samuel Skipper of this city and J. R. Elliott of Chicoku, Pu. HOMAGE IS PAID TO HEROIC DEAD Musketry and Bugle Sound Over Mounds Where Rest Nation's Defenders In Various Conflicts. ABLE ADDRESS MADE BY JOHN J. HABERSTROH Procession More Than a Half Mile In Length Journeys to Cemeteries to Pay Annual Tribute. For heroic service done, for honor carried to the bitter en,d, for pain and suffering and lives laid down on fields of carnage, for faithfulness to country in peace as well as in war, Altoona sounded the trumpet of honor in the annual Memorial day observance yesterday for those who have died in the causes of the nation. The rattling of musketry spoke in salute over cemetery mounds and bugles voiced their solemn, melancholy taps, while at the formal exercises an eloquent address was made by Attorney John J. Haberstroh. In the lines of march were those of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, fresh from the great war of little more than ten years ago; those who served in tropic climes during the war with Spain and in the Philippines, and those, now few in number, who struggled for the unity of the nation in the Civil war. With them were the mothers, sons and daughters ol the veterans and those corps of citizens who in the memory of the past find a pledge for future peace. In every town in the county similar rites were held in keeping with the spirit of the day. Mr. Shearer. Leads Parade. The procession was headed as chief marshal by J. H. Shearer, commander o£ James L. Noble post. No. 3, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and by Lieutenant W. A. Morgan of the national guard as chief of staff. The procession formed on Seventh avenue and proceeded first to Oak Ridge cemetery, where brief services were held and a salute fired over the graves of veterans. Thence the parade proceeded down over Seventh street bridge and up Ninth street to Fairview cemetery, where at the monument Mr. Haberstroh delivered an address appropriate to the occasion. Mr. Haberstroh's address was in the main a plea to end war. He said that the greatest monument that the American nation can erect to commemorate the valorous deeds of its heroic dead ,, Is the atmosphere of peace, peace in the community, peace in the nation and peace in the world. "Those who have justified their manhood by the ordeal of conflict and righteous causes, leave behind them something more than the trail of death," Mr. Haberstroh declared, "The hope of the future is In union of fellowship; strengthened by brotherly interest, by tolerant patriotism, and traditional pride, together with those who sacrificed their lives in defense of the union." Precious Memories Cluster. Mr. Haberstroh urged that America remember her war dea,d and their sacrifices even when thoughts of world peace were uppermost. For he said: "Around this secred day cluster precious memories ot our fallen brave, Over the lowly mounds of our sleeping heroes we gently strew garlands of flowers as symbols of our love and gratitude." A new significance for Memorial day was dicovered by the attorney when he said: "Memorial day la a sacred day of reverence in our nation's history, not only to recall the valor of the individual martyrs of the past, but to appreciate and realize what it all means." Denying that pacificism and world peace were synononmous, he declared: "We may hope and pray for the day when war really will be impossible, but as long as war is possible, the nation that allows its citizenship to become too soft and paciilstic for its own protection is challenging fate. Moral disarmament by a single nation in the face of a rapacious work is even worse than the disbanding of that nation's armies and the destruction of its battleships. Memorial day should teach that truth. A brief service in dedication of u marker to "the soldier who never re- t,urned" was held by the members of posts Nos. 62 and 468 of the Grand Army. S. C. Wilson, commander of post No. 468, spoke briefly, stressing the supreme sacrifice of the soldiers who lay beneath the sod of Flanders, Antletam, Cuba, Mexico and Bunker Hill. The roll of the honored dead was read by S. E. Fowler of ,the Grand Army, un invitation was offered by Rev. Burleigh A. Peters of Grace Lutheran church, Dr. I. P. Patch read General Logan's order for the first Memorial day, followed by the firing of the salutes by infantrymen. Salutes were also fired in St. John's and St. Mary's cemeteries. GRAF ZEPPELIN AT END OF LONG TRIP Great German Dirigible Safely Lands at Lakehurst After Voyage Prom Friedrichshafen and Brazil. IMPRESSIVE AIR ESOORT ACCOMPANIES BIG SHIP Commander Hugo Eckener Performs Brilliant Feat In Landing Huge Bag Without Aid of Ground Ropes. By LYr,E C. WILSON, Staff Correspondent. LAKEHURST, N. J., May 31.—The giant German dirigible Graf Zeppelin, conqueror of five continents, arrived today on its fourth visit to the United States. Swinging gracefully down to the field o£ the naval 'air station here, scene of its first great triumph, the dirigible ended its flight from Fernambuco, Brazil, aat 7:20 a. m. The trip from South America—a distance of approximately 4,500 miles- was the longest leg of a great commercial air voyage which linked Europe with both her neighbor continents across the Atlantic. When the Graf Zeppelin arrived it had covered almost 12,000 miles since its departure from Friedrichshafen, Germany, an May 18, to test th« feasibility of a new commercial air route across the southern Atlantic. Longest T»'P But One. It was the dirigible's longest trip since the epochal around-the-world flight of last summer. Headwinds encountered in the cruise up the Alantic coast line during the night cut down the swift pace the great ship had been making yesterday and Commander Hugo Eckener decided at the last minute to head directly for Lakehurst instead of New York, as he had planned. The throng which cheered the veteran commander, his crew and the nineteen passengers on their arrival had begun to collect at midnight last night. A hundred marines circled the field and kept the crowd back as the Graf nosed downward toward the landing field. The huge silver crafv was accompanied into view by an impressive air escort composed of the United States naval dirigible Los Angeles—which Commander Eckener. also once brought over the ocean from Germany—a blimp and six airplanes. The Los Angeles, due late in the day at Washington, hung almost motionless in the haze at a distance from the hangar as the Graf's commander brought his ship to earth at 7:25 a. m. Remarkable Demonstration The grey-haired Eckener in landing, gave a remarkable demonstration of the skill he has acquired in handling the monster craft through its famous voyages. He brought It down gently this time without the aid of the usual ropes thrown out to ground crews. Nosing the dirigible into the brisk wind, his officers began throwing out water ballast' until finally the Graf Zeppelin settled with the huge pad which it carries beneath the control cabin resting- firmly on the ground. The time of the flight from Pernambuco to Lakehurst was 69 hours and 12 minutes. Since it left Frledrich- shafen on the first leg of the flight (Continued on Page 13) ACCUSED PRESENT BUSINESS SITUATION SURVEYED BY DAVID LAWRENCE My UAV1U iUo|>yriBhl, 1MO, by Altoonu Mirror.) WASHINGTON, D. C., May 31.- Surveying tlie national business situation, un entirely new perspective is gradually developing here. Recognition is being given to tlie fact that the return to normalcy iu the United States now is conditioned to a large extent on the trend abroad, for the business depression lius Ijucome worldwide. Diminished purchasing power in foreign countries is affecting tlie purchase* of American goods at a time when feeling over American tariff restrictions is ut its height,, Tlie falling off in foreign trudu ia causing a Rood deal of apprehension because American industries have come to depend in theii 1 volume of business on a largo percenlaye of sales abroad. This makca it all the more necessary that a stimulus to domestic trade shall be operative at the earliest possible moment. Business men are now beginning to ipulizo that tlie drepression in the United States started with agriculture and other industries long before last October and that a full cycle of twelve months will have been competed in June and July of this year. It is also beginning to be apparent that spurts of February and March were not based upon fundamentally improved conditions but special situations In particular industries. The problem of money rates is still looked upon as the Uey to better business. Just as long as money is not forthcoming to refinance companies or to take care of enlarged 'operations, the process of recovery will be slow. The federal reserve board has done all that it can to keep money rates down. In fact call money now has been in (.(Junliiu'.ea ou Pa^c 13) NEGRO IS KILLED BY FRENZIED MOB Five National Guardsmen Injured In Attempt to Repel - Farmers Furious Over Attack Upon Woman. (By United Press.) CHICKASHA, Okla., May 31.—A frenzied mob stormed the Grady county Jail and killed a Negro accused of attacking a white woman, dispersing today only 'after national guardsmen hurled tear bombs among the riotejp and sent a hail of machine gun bullets over their heads. •Henry Argo, the Negro, was shot as he crouched in the corner of his cell. The jail building waa wrecked. Five or more guardsmen of the 189th field artillery were injured by bricks and stones thrown through the windows of the building by the rioters, who at times numbered as many as 3,000. The Negro was killed by a sniper who crept up to the window of his cell shortly before daybreak, after unsuccessful attacks had been staged amidst a hail of bricks and stones. The slayer was not apprehended. The Negro was accused of attacking tlie wife und small baby of G. Skinner, farmer, living in a dug-out about three miles from Chickasha. About 200 farmer neighbors of Skinner led the attackers. The fury of the farmers was not abated by the fact that the wife and baby were not seriously injured. Throughout the night they repeatedly stormed the walla of the jail, hurling bi-icka through windows. National guardsmen had been ordered to shoot over the heads of the attackers, some of whom advanced to the jail under the heavy lire. Officers said today they obtained the names of several of the mob and an effort was being made '.o apprehend the ringleaders. WKATUKU FOHKCAST. WASHINGTON, D. C.. May 31 — Western Pennsylvania—Fair and not quite so cool tonight, possibly light frost in exposed places. Sunday, fair and warmer. Eastern Pennsylvania — Fair ami continued fool, probably light t'rost tonight; Sunday, fair and wanner; diminishing northwest wiuda becoming va.ria.be Sunday. PRESIDENT HOC' ENJOYING Seeks Rest and Becreal Fishing Camp JFeAf liamsport After Sfi ' morial Day Addrest, MANY CONOBATULATK RECEIVED UPON 81 BOY LYLE. Charged with conspiracy to accept bribes, Boy I/yle, above, federal prohibition commissioner of the Pacific northwest district, Including Washington and Alaska, faces trial at Seattle. Four of Lyle's subordinates nl«o were Indicted by a federal grand jury. SEEK BODIES OF HOLIDAY VICTIMS Seven to Ten Persons Believed Drowned When the Motor Launch Ameco Is Capsized by a Huge Wave. By GEORGE H. BEALE, Staff Correspondent. SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 31.— Harbor Craft cruised over the cold choppy waters of Santa Monica bay today, seeking the bodies of the ten or more persons believed drowned yesterday when the motor launch Ameco was capsized by a huge wave at the end of a holiday fishing excursion. Hundreds of persons were lined up on the,piers and on the beach today while the rescue boats searched for persons who were still unaccounted for. The Ameco was carrying fifty- eight passeng-ers when she floundered, but at least forty-five of them were believed to have reached shore safely. ' City authorities estimated that between seven and ten persons met death as the Ameco capsized, although only three bodies had been recovered early today. The known dead were: Margaret Keller, aged 20, Santa Monica. C. C. Barnett, aged 28, Los Angeled John W. Lockhart, aged 14, Passadena. A corner's inquest will be held over the bodies, probably late today, while the federal government will investigate the operation of the fishing smack. The Ameco, under the command ol Bill Lightfoot, captain, and Henry Vandeberj*, deckhand, both of whom were saved, was just leaving "the bubble hole," a mile and a half oft shore, when the tragedy occurred. Reports of the occurrence varied but Captain Lightfoot and most of the survivors agreed that the propellor ol the Ameco apparently became fouled In kelp. .' A heavy swell hit the ship broadside, sending water over the fifty- eight passengers. Many of the fisherman ran to the opposite side of the boat to avoid a drenching and at that (Continued on Page 13} Executive, Deeply He Pleads for Peace Tolerance, la More Usually Eloquent. FRANCIS SHOEMAKER KILLED IN MONTANA Mrs. John T. Malligan of Altoona this morning received a telegram from her sister, Mrs. Bess Hoover, that her son, Francis Willfam Shoemaker, was killed yesterday in an automobile accident at Chinook, Mont., where he resided And was engaged in the automobile business. It waa stated that a letter containing details would follow. He waa about 32 years of age. Deceased was a son of the late William A. Shoemaker, Holidaysburg ho- telnian who died in 1907. He is survived by his step-father, W. I. Hoover, and his mother, three half-sisters and a half-brother. He was the eldest grandchild of the late Simon Shoemaker, late of Hollidaysburg, long a prominent dairyman and director of the poor. Francis was born in Hollidaysburg and spent the earlier years of his life there and many of his boyhood friends will learn with deep regret of his untimely death. FISHER TO LEAVE BIG CASH BALANCE (By United Press.) HARRISBURG. May 31.—Governor Fisher will leave a cash balance in the state treasury of approximately $53,000,000 for his successor in office next January, State Budget Secretary Arthur P. Townsend predicted today. Only a substantial reduction in the state's receipts during the balance of tho year, Townsend pointed out, eould appreciably affect the predicted balance. Toivnsend'a report to the governor on the state's fiscal condition disclosed an approximate cash oalauce on hand of approximately $66.500,000 for the close ot this month. "If the revenues during the f'iscaJ year," Townsend reported, "beginning June 1, come up to the expected $157.200,000. the anticipated demands ol JITO.UOO.UOO can be met and -he next governor will have a. sizeable balance with which to begin the first fiscal year ot: his administration." While the Fisher administration has expended J430.000.00U in three yeais, the greatest amount us compared to any corresponding period in the history of the state, the budget secretary stressed the point that it was not "a. high increase ia (lie cost of govei-u- mvnt, but rather an extensive iuvest- men in advantages which will tje enjoyed by the taxpayers for years to come." By H. O. THOMPSON, Staff Correspondent. WILL.IAMSPORT, Pa., May 41. day in the open with rod and reel as a. welcome relaxation to PMaitf Hoover today after one ot the ambitious oratorical efforts of career. It was Herbert Hoover, the i who addressed the thousands on Gettysburg's slopes yeaterdiy, was Herbert Hoover, the enthnsi sportsman, who enjoyed to the futt opportunities afforded aa a weeft. guest at the hunting and fiahingr serve of Jay Cooke, Philadelphia ' cier, back in the mountains tw miles from here. The president sought rest and ation. He could have selected no be' place. The 4,000-acre preserve, c prising mountains mantled In well-stocked trout streams and life native to the region, furnished that could be desired. Is Commodious Lodge. Ogontz, the Cooke lodge to which president motored from Gettys* after his Memorial day address, commodious place, with all the conveniences, but none of the irrl of metropolitan life. Mr. Hoover the "dog room", so called because a collection of prints of dog life *• line the walls. In the same building, which canj commodate nearly a score of g were housed Secretary of War H Governor Fisher of Pennsylvania, rence Richey, the president's ex~ secretary, and Dr. Joel T. White House physician. The pr plans to return to Washington, morrow. Mr. Hoover received many con_ lations after his speech near the where Abraham Lincoln spoke deathless dedicatory address. The ca-:<..i had inspired him to a spi more eloquent than usual. Once, on scene, he waa still more deeply —' and those who have followed his said that he never has spoken more feeling. Cause Close to Heart. The pleadings for peace and to: ance represented a cause close to^ president's heart. He emphasized message with words drawn from own experience in world affairs. "The weaving of freedom," the . dent told the vast audience stre before him and the million of listeners, "always will be a at of law against lawlessness, of Ind al liberty against domination, of against sectionalism, of truth honesty against demagoguary and leading-, of peace against fear and flict. "In the forming of this pattern, abuse ot politics often muddies stream of constructive thought dams back the flow of well cona* action." DAMAGED BY FROST. Tender ^Vegetation Kuined In Throughout District. . Early beans and tomatoes, small and tender vegetation, flff and grapes suffered tremendouaJjrTJj result of Thursday night's froat. *' lighter frost last night did not "~ the situation any. The .fr~ weather waa general but In _ protected by trees or where the may have blown, the tender tion waa saved. A trip through the country, larly In the districts where is carried on extensively, revealed destruction left in his wake by Frost. Southern Blair and n Bedford counties, sources ot a. Hy of farm and garden produce small t'ruits coming to this city, *~ pitiful with bean and tomato and vineyards badly nipped. It would be hard to make e, wild gueaa as to the losses s" As for beans and tomatoes, plenty of time to replant and have major crops from the H n fields but it will necessarily he Grapes are ruined. The vtn«f stage a comeback but the fru gone. It is even injured foe anq year for the grapes of next year on the wood of this year. The more hardy vegetables ara affected by frosts. They may a from stunt but they are not Tender house plants, only transplanted in the open were, in _ places, killed. The frost Is sa!4 have been one of the most sever*. the time of year recorded locally. BODY OF MISSING MAN IS FOUND NEAB Antonio Matulane, aged SO, ot Washington avenue, who had missing from his home ai&ce Tuesday, waa found dead about o'clock "last evening in a field at KanU farm, west of Coburq. covery of the body being made Charles T.ooU, caretaker of the tt Death waa tlie result ot n»U causes, according to an inves „ made by Coroner Chester C. Rot who viewed the Dody in eoinp»nY V Corporal Hamia o( the local ataW | lice detachment. No inquest Witt held. The officials were abls to the man's identity by an.. building receipt found ia th* his hut. Information cooc« , absence was secured tram hill Anthony Matulane of It* T: avenue, Thirteenth ward, -when Matulaut had been staying <W past week The bod> was removed to. tb, bij.a Ac L.IughUu t'un«ml Oftttl*. man is surviveci only by bw Wi< i sgu.

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