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Legal Blanks of All Kinds Can Be Put chased at the Altoona Mirror / Eltoona SUlttror. Sell, Rent or Buy Through An .Ad on The Mirror's Classified SECOND PART ALTOONA, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 7, 1929. 2t METHODIST WOMEN MEETING! CITY Three Hundred Prom Central Pennsylvania Attending Annual Home Missionary Society Convention. Three hundred women from allsec- - lions of Central Pennsylvania are assembled in this city, attending the annual convention of Women's Home • Missionary society of the Central Pennsylvania conference of the Methodist church. The opening session was held , yesterday at the First Methodist church, Twelfth avenue and Thirteenth street, and the meetings. will be con- r tinued today and close at Friday noon: A general interest is- being manifested in the proceedings. Mrs. J. E. Turner of Williamsport is president of the conference society and Is presiding at the several scheduled sessions. The other officers are as • follows: Vice Presidents, Mrs. Willie Law, Bloomsburg; Mrs. George J, Koons, Williamsport; Mrs. E. P. , Haines, Altoona; Mrs. A. L. Miller, Lewlstown; corresponding secretary, y "Mra. E. R. Heckman, Carlisle; record- ng secretary, Mrs. J. W. Flnton, Har- isburg; treasurer, Miss Sarah J. Rich- ••ardscn, Harrisburg. The assemblage of delegates this morning was at 8 o'clock in the church auditorium with President Mrs. J. E. Turner presiding. Following devotions ; the delegates divided into groups for sectional conferences and discussion on the work and activities of the officers , and othar work of the organization. . ' The regular session convened at 10 ••o'clock with devotions conducted by Mrs. E. P. Haines of this city. This was followed by Treasurer Miss Sarah J. Richardson of Harrisburg making her report. It showed the receipts of the year were $38,174, the expenditures $39,264 and a delicti of $1,090. This was followed by the report of Mrs. E. R. Heckman of Carlisle, the corresponding secretary of the society. She presented the four district corresponding secretaries and paid a tribute to the memory of the late Mrs. Hyman State of Williamsport, corresponding secretary of the Williamsport district. She reported the loss of three auxiliaries with a total of seventy-nine members. St. Paul's church, Danville, was reported as having the largest membership and was awarded the banner for the enrollment of jubilee members. Miss Helen L. McFarland spoke on the Wesleyan service guild and Mrs. C. M. Riley on "Evangelism", both being instructive and entertaining. Mrs. J. 'E. Turner was reelected presi' dent at the election of officers during the session. These others were also reelected: Corresponding secretary,-Mrs. E. R. Heckman;-.recording secretary, Mrs. J. W. Finton; treasurer, Miss Sarah J. Richardson. The selection of , the vice presidents was not completed and Is to be announced at the close of the afternoon session. ; An impressive memorial service brought the morning session to a conclusion shortly after the noon hour. It ; was conducted by Miss Rena B. Keiser .of Kulpmont, assisted by the deacon- ness and missionaries,: of : the several Districts. Miss Keiser delivered a eulogy to those that had- passed to their reward and paid tribute to their work and activities before being called to their heavenly homes. Following her prayer the names of thirty-four deceased members were called and for each of them there was a beautiful flower In a huge bouquet displayed on the altar. Following the singing of a hymn' the services closed with benediction. Dinner was enjoyed in the festal hall of the church. The conference convened In the church auditorium yesterday afternqon at 3 o'clock following a noonday luncheon, a meeting of the executive board and the registration of delegates. Pres-' ident Finton presided and organized the convention following devotions conducted by Rev. James Edgar Skll- lington, D. D. These exercises were followed by the administering of the Lord's supper by Rev. J. M. Relley, D. D., district superintendent, assisted by other Methodist pastors of the city, Revs. J.' E. Skillington, A. S. Williams, E, C. Myers, E, F. Ilgenfritz, T. F. Ripple, B. B. Crites, David Porter and R.'J. Allen, A vocal duet by. Mrs. E. S. McGraw and Mrs. Ethel Lang, accompanied by R. J. Houck, wafl rendered. President Turner introduced Miss Margaret Palmer, national secretary of student work, who made a .few remarks that were followed by greetings from expresidents, Mrs. J. E. Skill^ng- ton and Mrs. W. L. Woodcock. Rev. Ugo Crevelll Introduced vice presidents and guests in attendance and spoke on "My People." The deaconess work was presented by Mrs. E. P. Haines and Miss Sadie Sheffer for Altoona, Miss Mary E. Hill and Miss Julia Layey for • Harrlsburg; Mrs. J. G. Johnson and Miss Rena B. Keiser for Kulpmont and Mrs. .Edith Williams and Miss Mary Darling for Mount Carmel. Mrs. J. Howard Ake spoke briefly on the Carrie Barge house party. Mrs. Clara M. Yp. oum presented a message from the ah\ nual meeting. • L .The following committees were ap- rTfTointed by President Turner: Tellers— f Mrs. J. E, D. Hoffman, Mrs. G. W. Sweigert, Mrs. Babcock, Mrs. B. H. Hart, Mrs. L. D. Ott; courtesies, Mrs. L. F. P. Hinman and Mrs. C. L. Salyards; credentials, Mrs. O. W. Nearhoof; resolutions, Mrs. G. W. Faus, Mrs. McCracken, Mrs. E. John, Mrs. G. F. Boggs, Mrs. John Haas; place of meeting, Mrs. R, E, Sterringer, Mrs. J3. C. Keboch and Mrs. Charles Simonette; auditing, Mrs. E. F. Wolf and Mrs, Moore. ' A delightful social feature of the convention was a birthday dinner held in the festal hall of the church and at- teixded by a large'number of the delegate* and members of the societies of tha Altoona district. Mrs. B. H. Hart of Hollldaysburg officiated as toastmistress. The evening session, convening at 7.30 o'cloak, was opened with devotion* conducted b Mrs, Willie Law of Bloomsburg, Mrs. L. F. P. Hinman welcomed the visiting delegates and the response was made by Mrs. David Bryan of Clearfleld. President Mrs. J. E. Turner delivered her message which is ope of enlightenment and -en urge to the societies for a more active work in the coming year. Mrs. Edaori Hockenbury of Harrisburg spoke on perpetual members following an appropriate eelection by the church choir. The perpetual membership totals 565. Trinity church of Clearfleld leads in memberships. Stars were pinned to the large flag for those that were added during the year. ZJIsa Margaret Palmer, national secretary of student work, was presented by President Turner and made an address on "What Woman Wills." It was interesting and instructive. She briefly reviewed the early history of \,tbe society, traced the beginning of the iNlsciety's work, started by women who / asked of God, in faith and obedience to I His will. Concrete illustrations of , -work ic. the mountains, in the cities, in the. »outft §04 the. »figu»weat» held &* AMERICANS PAYING ALL OWN EXPENSE By A. B. DECKER. (Special Cable to Altoona Mirror and Chicago Dally News.) , BADEN-BADEN, Germany; Nov. 7. —The American members of the in- terhatlonal bank commission are paying their own. expenses while attending the sessions here. The other delegations are financed by the central banks which called the conference, The central banks also are paying the expenses of the conference secretariat, while the printing is done in the central banks. The other delegations offered to pr"orate the expenses of the American delegation and requested that the Americans consider themselves as guests, but the Americans,insisted on paying their own way'as a personal contribution toward bringing the world back to normalcy. Corrections are being made in the printed copies of the statutes" and charter, with prologue. The'trustee- ship agreements is completelyi drafted with the exception of the , Germany payment postponement clause. There remains an accompanying letter to bo written and then the bank commission Is ready to submit its report. Tuesday of next week it is hoped will be the closing day of the conference, unless governmental instructions again cause delay. With the ivlndup of the commission's flrst session, it--is recognized that the barik, which • some planners hoped would be "the central bank of central banks," is .at the beginning at least to be/nothing more than 'a cash register, recording German reparations in and out. The bank has been Scotched as a large depository for gold, competing with other central banks, and the bank .is a limited promoter of Ger-.i man exports. The role of the international settlements banks is to receive and disburse German reparations payments. (Copyright, 1929, Chicago Dally News, Inc.) LEADERS TAKING BREATHING SPELL (Continued from 1 Page 1:) on law violations in connection with the September primary. Dissatisfaction with the .manner in which Samuel H. Gardner, district attorney, has handled the alleged irregularities uncovered in the primary has been expressed by the elections fraud committee who have been . in confer- nce several times, but ho decision has oeen reached. No prosecutions have been begun and there are no indications of an early action. ' BUFFALO POLICE SEARCH FOUR WOUNDED BANDITS BUFFALO, N. Y., Nov. 7.—Police watched hospitals and physicians' offices in this vicinity today for a young man and a girl bandit .who are be- ieved to have been wounded after holding up a pawnshop here and escaping with a tray of engagement ings, valued at $1.000. '• • ' The girl and,the youth late yesterday Centered Max Kantrowitz'fi pawnshop here 4nd asked to see some engagement rings. Kantrowitzf turned ;o the safe for a ring. When he turned around to show it he was faced with an automatic pistol in the girl's hand and a revolver in the hand of her companion. ' While the girl'covered the pawnshop jroprietor with her gun, the man ran vith the tray of rings to a stolen car parked in front of the store. The girl followed. A 'passerby who saw .the holdup lotified Herman Chieffetz, a neighbor- ng pawnbroker, who ran out and fired at the bandits as they started to drive away. One bullet crashed through the windshield and wounded the girl in .he face, while another hit her com- lanion in the arm, witnesses said, Nevertheless, the pair flred at Chief- 'etz, none of their shots taking effect, and drove away. ' • • INJURED BY AUTOMOBILE. Charles Holslnger, aged 33, /' of Hol- Idaysburg, R, D. 3, was admitted to he Altoona hospital at 1.20 o'clock .his afternoon suffering from the possible fracture of the left leg below the knee and a laceration of the scalp, the man being struck by an automobile while he' was standing at the.edge of he sidewalk on Eighth avenue between Wnth and .Tenth street. Hospital authorities were not informed as to the dentity of the driver of the car which struck the man. Holslnger is employed by the Atlas Powder company of Horrell, ADDRESSES STUDENTS. Ira P. Dean of Harrisburg, who has started a series of evangelistic meet- ngs at 819 Seventeenth street, spoke his morning to students of the Roosevelt Junior High school during assembly. Mr. Dean told the story of Al Hafed from Cornwall's famous 'Acres of Diamonds" address, draw- ng an analogy of the opportunities which "young people have for success. illian Valone was student- leader of he assembly. BANK MERGER APPROVED. NEW YORK, Nov. 7.—Stockholder* of Corn Exchange Bank & Trust Co., oday approved plans for a merger with National City bank, About 82 per cent of proxies and votes were In the affirmative and 'no opposition was ulsed. close attention of the large audience. 3he stressed the fact that women should be proud to belong to a soqiety .hat is doing such wondrous work. The service closed with a selection }y the choir and the benediction. The convention this afternoon was o be devoted to a presentation of na- .lonal work within the conference, reports on the Blodgett community louso at Hazelton by Miss Glenna B. Ford and on the Union mission at Berwick by Miss Edith Orris. The conference historian, Miss Louise Hunt, ,vas scheduled to speak and there wefe :o be talks by the mite box arid music jy Mrs. T. P. Ripple and Mrs. J. M. Relley. At 4 o'clock the Junior hour ivill be held with a program presented by Juniors. Following the adjournment at 5.30 o'clock a young people's banquet will be held in the church festal hall. The evening's meeting will be fea- tureo} ,by a young people's program with Mrs. J. Howard Ake presiding. Devotions will be conducted by the young people's district secretaries in attendance. Mrs. Ake will speak on 'Building the Wall," followed by the awarding of pennants. Miss Palmer will give another address and this will be followed by the presentation of a pageant by young Altoona people. The church choir will render the musical una tb« public i* invited to RETIRED PENNSY VETERAN IS DEAD William Mj Dibert, a well known retired car builder of the Pennsylvania railroad, died ftt 3.20 o'clock this morning at the Mercy hospital, whore he was admitted Oct. 31 from the home of hla son, John H. Dibert, 202 Grant avenue, With whom he made his home for tho past sixteen years. Mr. Dibert attained the age of 81 years on Sept. 30, last. He had been In failing 1 health for tho past year, suffering from ailments incident to his advanced age, but he became bedfast only ten days ago. He was unusually active despite his age and was able to be about until several weeks ago. William M. Dibert was born at Claysburg, Sept. 30, 1848, and was a son of Henry and Catherine Dibert, both deceased. His wife, Mrs. Martha J. Dibert preceded him to the grave twenty years ago. • Mr. Dibert had a record of forty- eight years' service with the Pennsy. He entered the' company's employ on Aug. 1, 1870, and assisted in building- wooden cars at Twelfth street. On Jan. 1, 1871, he entered the freight shop in the car shop - department «t Fourth street where he remained until his retirement on Oct. 1, 1918, at the age olM70 years. Surviving are the following children: John H. Dibert, with whom he made his home; Franklin R. Dibert of Altoona, A. Earl Dibert of Erie, Lawrence W. Dibert of Altoona and Mrs. Malzle D. Lewis of Altoona. He also leaves two brothers, John and David Dibert, both of Claysburg; twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was a lifelong. member of the Fifth Avenue Methodist church, where funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon with the hour to be announced later. Rev. Thomas F. Ripple will officiate. Interment will be made In Rose Hill cemetery, ADDITIONAL DEATHS. PATRICK RYAN Veteran employe of the Pennsylvania Railroad company, died at his summer home at Chest Springs, at 7.45 o'clock last evening of a stroke of apoplexy suffered Sunday. He had been in good health until Sunday when he was stricken as he was about to enter an automobile to come to his home in Altoona, 1508 Thirteenth avenue. He remained in a semi-conscious condition from the time he was stricken until his death. Mr. Ryan was born at Newry, May 4, 1854, a son Of James and Alice Ryan but had resided In Altoona for the past fifty- five years. He retired from the railroad service on July 1, 1919, after having been employed as a machinist in the Twelfth street shops for more than forty-five years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ellen (O'Neill) Ryan; one son, James Ryan of this city; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Brandt of Altoona, and Miss Angela Ryan, at home; five grandchildren and six sisters, Miss Mary Ryan, Mrs. Alice Adams, Sister Dolorosa of the Cathedral parish, Sisters of Charity, Mrs. Henry Miller, Mrs. Augustine Strausler and/Mrs. John ICllcoyne, all of this city. He was a 1 member of the Cathedral Catholic parish, the Knights of Columbus, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and the railroad Veterans' association. The funeral will be held Saturday morning with requiem mass at 9 o'cloek in the Cathedral chapel. Interment will be made In St. John's cemetery. The body may be viewed at tho late home. Heath of a Child. The Infant son of John and Cecelia B, Hand of Tyrone, died at the Altoona hospital. Tuesday evening, thirteen hours after birth. Interment was made in Oak Grove cemetery, Tyrone, yesterday afternoon. EXPLORERS START TRIP BACK FROM LONE ISLAND This Man's Vote Costs $240 Here is a picture of a minor Democratic landslide. In New York'n mayoralty election,'the thlrtr-ciirhth district In the. heart of the uptown business section of Manhattan went unanimously for Mayor Jimmy Walker—nnif the totnl number of votes cast wan 1. GeorRo Schrmlcr, center, was the only registered voter In tho district, and for his bnnefld the city was obliged to spend $240 In turning -iiit an election board and patrolmen to guard (lie polling place. Duly appointed Republican anil Democratic watchers were on hand, to sec that everything was carried out. properly. NEW YORK VOTES POLICEMEN AND FIREMEN BIG INCREASE By liKMUEI, F. TARTOX, Staff Correspondent. (Copyright, 1929, by Consolidated Press Association.) NEW YORK, Nov. 7.—The Baumes laws, traffic congestion and the stock market made necessary an increase in pay for policemen and firemen, according to spokesmen for the movement which, in the city election, passed a constitutional amendment raising i the minimum pay of policemen and llremen to ?3,000 per year. Back of the campaign of the crime and lire fighters, there was an astute ;incl informed analysis of many urgent municipal problems, some typical of other American cities, some peculiar to New York, but all affording, incidentally, a vast amount of Information on the battle against disorder and danger in American cities. During the World war, police and firemen were receiving $1,400 per year. Through the long and incessant fight, by which they will now receive more than twice this amount, they have made small repeated gains, by resorting to the referendum, rather by an appeal to the city authorities. It was explained that success came only when they took tho' light out of the field of partisan politics. Tuesday's vlctoryv by which pay will be Increased $500 per year, gave, the amendment a majority of 762,273. This places the average pay of New York policemen and firemen at about $500 higher than thtf average for other large American cities. One of the leaders of the fight was Joseph J. O'Reilly, Joint secretary of the Patrolmen's Benevolent association and the Uniformed Firemen's association. Mr. O'Reilly is a veteran in police work, and has devoted many years to an intelligent and penetrating study of police problems In their wjdcr social applications. "The bull market of the last few years placed on the shoulders of the New York police a tremendous burden," said Mr. O'Reilly. "Never before at any time or place in the history of the world was there such m. concentration of wealth as there was in New. York. This brought to. the city desperate crooks and ga.ngsters from all over the; world. The safo- (Contlnued on Page 28) WINNIPEG, Man., Nov. 7.—Colonel C. D. H. McAlpine and his party of seven geologist-explorer^, were being brought back to civilization today in four rescue planes. The scientists, who staggered into a Hudson's Bay trading post at Cambridge bay early this week, after having been lost in the Arctic since Sept. 3, were transported to Bathurst yesterday and .will continue the 1,850 mile trip back to Winnipeg today if weather permits. Captain G. S. Blanchet, in charge of the rescue squadron, sent a radio message from Bathurst saying that his passengers were in good, shape physic- illy, and-that he hoped to reach Bakers Lake, 400. miles farther south, by tonight. From there the next hop will bo to Churchill, 'terminus of the Hudson's Bay railroad and 500 miles from Bakers Lake. It was feared the flight to Churchill could not be completed for several weeks as ice In tha harbor there Is not strong enough to permit landing of ski-equipped planes such as those used by Blanchet. POLICE AND DRY AGENTS STAGE RAID; GET GOODS PITTSBURGH, Nov. 7.—Two men were free under bond today, as the result of a liquor raid by city police, while four others were arrested by prohibition agents who raided several places in the city last night. City police raided a Squirrel Hill residence and seized a large quantity of fancy liquors, said to be worth several thousand dollars, and arrested Julius Reidbord, aged 22, and Wright Alberts, aged 42. The two men wero released under $1,000 bond each, according to the police report. Prohibition agents raided three places and arrested Herbert Becker, aged 45, Joseph Alberts, aged 24, and John Mullen, aged 44. Quantities of liquor were seized in each place. Roy Sturgis, aged 23, was arrested by federal agents while he was transporting fifty gallons of liquor, according to the report of the prohibition ofllcers The automobile and liquor was confiscated. STUDENTS TO MAKE BUSINESS SURVEY (Continued from Page 1.) ness secrets will be disclosed by the students in their work, the information gained being published according to commodities 'and in such a general way that no harm will be done. The survey is not merely a school boy Idea causing waste of valuable business time but will prove of value to everyorie whose business is 'effected by wholesale distribution, in the opinions of those in charge of the work. The object is to show the value of Altoona as a distribution center for central Pennsylvania. The survey is expected to result in an enlargement of the business life of the city. The value of Altoona as a distributing center is already established and the location here of a number of warehouses indicate that tho city's value has already been recognized. The completed survey will be released to interested business people through the Altoona Chamber of Commerce and will be 'sent throughout the country as an advertisement of the city. The fact that the survey will also be listed by the United States department of commerce also insures a widespread circulation. The work-of interviewing the business people of the city in search for survey data will be started within a few days by the students. Those approached are urged to lend every assistance to the students. POLICE HUNT WOMAN; MAY HAVE KILLED CHILD CAMDEN, N. J,, Nov. 7.—Camden county detectives turned their search to St. Louis today In quest of Gladys Baker, a former Philadelphia store model, who is wanted hero on a warrant charging "suspicion of murder." The warrant was issued because of the finding of a child's skeleton at National Park, N. J., last Saturday. Detectives expressed tho opinion that tho bones were those of 0-year-old Doris Rogers, 'daughter of Allen N. Rogers, of Woodbury. Rogers said Doris und another child, Timothy, aged 2, had been placed in the custody of Mrs. Baker after his wife's death. Ho said ho believed Timothy was dead also, and that both children had been killed for "reasons I cannot reveal." Mrs. Baker, according to Rogers, Is a cousin of his wife, who died a year ago. Detective W. Clayton Apgar said he believed Doris was killed at a room- Ing house In North 5th street, and tier body placed in a trunk, He said the skeleton later was left in National Park. George W. Parks, father of Mrs. Baker, is being held as a material witness. COLORADO AND WYOMING STORMS DELAY AIRMAIL COMMITTEE IN SESSION. The special committee of members of the Altoona Booster association, in charge of plans for the Christmas observance, held another meeting at the Chamber of Commerce rooms this morning and furthered arrangements for the features that will be carried out by local merchants during the Yuletide season. Murray Shollar, chairman of the committee, presided over the gathering this morning. BOY'S ABM IS Ralph Overcush, aged B, won of Mr. and Mrs. William Overcash of 122 East j Third avenue, yesterday suffered a ' fracture of the left forearm when he tell from a gate at his home. The boy had been swinging on the gate when he lost his balance and fell to the ground. The fracture was reduced at the Altoona hospital ftfter aa X-ray ' DENVER, Colo., Nov. 7.—A driving snow and sleet storm swept Colorado and Wyoming last night. Highways were glazed with ice, and aerial transportation paralyzed. A westbound airmail plane was forced down at Dlx, Nebr., and an v eastbound plane was held at Salt *Lake City. Pending improvement of flying conditions, the air mail was forwarded on railroads. More snow- was forecast for today, and lower temperatures predicted. CAPTUME ESCAPED PBISONEIt, HARRISBURG, Nov. 7.—Nida Ragland, also known as William Thornton, 23-year-old negro, who escaped from a road gang at the state penitentiary at Buena Vista, Ga., five months ago, was arrested here by city police. Ragland told his guptors he was serving a sentence wor attempting to murder bis wife. 0VERO (DATS AT~MARCH'S FOR MEN AND BOYS. ALL SIZES. ALL PRICES. ALL GRADES. MAEOJB'S, 1224 .UW| MARSHAL FINISHES PLANS FOR PARADE (Continued from Page 1.) lean Legion post and American Legion auxiliary on Ninth street between Lexington and Chestnut with head of column at Chestnut avenue. V. F. W. post, V. F. W; tank and V. F^ W. auxiliary on Ninth street between Green arid Chestnut wth head of column at Chestnut avenue. Plgh School band Knights of King Arthur American Cadets and Knights of St. George Cadets on Tenth street between Lexington and Chestnut avenues with head of column at Chestnut avenue. Sons of Italy, Boy Scouts Bugle corps and Boy Scout troops in numerical order on Tenth street between Green and Chestnut with head of column at Chestnut avenue. Red Cross ambulance, nurses and military police on Eleventh street between Lexington and Chestnut with head of column at Chestnut avenue. All organizations must form close to right curb at assembly points so as to keep the streets open for traffic. Colors standards or markers will bo carried. Uniforms should be worn, and in each organization precedence will be given those In uniform. Organizations are authorized to march in any suitable formation . A distance of twenty paces will be maintained between organizations., Organizations mu.st time their arrival so as to be in position ready to move at 1 p. m. ' AUTHORITIES SEARCHING FOR LONE BANK ROBBER GETTYSBURG. .Pa., Nov. 7,-State police and county officials today aro continuing their hunt for the lone bandit who walked into the Abbottstown State bank, at Abbottstown, about, about ten miles from here, forced the cashier, Wilson Bream, into the vault and fled with $1,100 in cash. Bream was alone in the bank when the holdup man entered. The man threatened to shoot "If it was necessary" and locked the cashier in the vault. As patrons entered, the bandit walked from the bank and drove away to the northwest over a country road in a roadster bearing New York license plates. So far as police have learned, no one observed the license number. IIKLD FOR KILLING. BUTLER, Pa., Nov. 7.—Auclley Stouffer, aged 31, of Sarver, faced murder charges today as the result of the death of Frank Johnston, aged 38, near Lernervllle, who was said tp have died from knife wounds inflicted by Stouffer during a quarrel between tho two men at Coal Hollow last Sunday. Stouffer was held in the Butler courtly Jail without bond. THIKVE8 AKE HL'SV. PITTSBURGH, Nov. 7.—Thieves were active in Pittsburgh during the last twenty-four hours, according to detective reports. While one group yesterday took clothing and Jewelry valued at $2,000 from the home of Harry Hartz, another gang broke into the home of A. H. Phlllipe last night and escaped with loot which included a child's bank containing $(!-.%. REALTORS WILL BANCJUET. PITTSBURGH, Nov. 7.—The banquet to be held today by Allegheny County League of Building and Loan associations will be one of the largest affairs in the history of the organization, according to members of the committee. Noted realtors from all parts of the country will speak and a special music program has been arranged. I'lNJJ DEAD MAN. NUW KENSINGTON. Pa.. Nov. 7.- Loui» Hulwu, aged 39, proprietor of a grocery store at Arnold, was found dead in the basement of his home yesterday by a boarder in the home. A bullet wound tear the heart about which the marks of burnt powder were visible indicated that Halwa probably had taken bis own life. No motive for tba act c#uld be. Ascribed, STEEL COMPANIES' PROFITS DISCLOSED (Continued from Page 1.) against publication of income tax figures, senatorial authorities agree. The profits of other steel corporations cited by Ashurst follow: Inland Steel, Chicago. 1622—$1,160,008. 1923—$5,600,168. 1924—$6,100,600. 1925—$5,537,634. 1926—$8,039,704. 1927—$7,800,894. 1928—$10,394,297. Bntlilchcm Steel Corporation, 1922—$4,607,254. 1923—$12,710,712. 192-1—$8,922,446. 1925—$13,866,753. 3920—$20,246,106. 1027—$15,529,917. J928—$15,980,853. Gulf States Steel. :922-$958,207. 1923—$1,570,521. 1924—$912,873. 1925—$1,036,777. ]920-$779,792. 3927—$756,403. 1928—$924,745. Kepublin Iron iintl Stcol. 1922—Not given. 3923—$0,644,345. 1924—$2,008,299. J925—$3,813,484. 1920—$3,623,774. 1927—$3,018,282. 1928—$4,642,450. Wheeling' Steel, Went Virginia. 1922—$1,775,260. 1B23—$5,448,160. 1924—$805,110. 1925—$4,073,295. 1926—$5,0(16,184. 1927—$4,028,910. 1928—$6,443,795. Otis Steel, Cleveland. 1922—$496,207. 1923—$1,350,000. 1924—(Not given). 1925—$1,102,612. 1927—$1,359,040. 1928-$3,746,811. American Rollins: Mills, Middlofnwn, O. 1922—(Not given). •;" 1923—$2,506,000. 1924—$3,518,200. 1925—$2,002,031. 1926—$2,755,083. 1927—$3,452,549. 1929—$4,002,972. Ashurst totaled these prollts at $931,884,180, and said there had been losses during that period, presumably during the years not given, amounting to $1,503,259, from which ho deducted that the net profits of the steel Industry were $930,181,059 since the Fordnoy- McCumber tariff bill was passed in 1922. GRAND JURY EXPECTED TO DECIDE ON ACTION WASHINGTON, ,D. C., Nov. 7.—A federal grand Jury was expected to decide today whether to continue its investigation of a liquor party given for a group of senators. <• . '''•'-, United States Attorney Leo Rover', following the testimony of Senator Brookhart of Iowa concerning the party given in 1926 by Walter J. Fahy, New York broker, asked the grand jury to notify him If they desired to have additional witnesses subpoenaed to tell of the incident. Additional witnesses probably would include several dry senators who Brookhart has publicly said did not drink and several "Wall Streeters," including Fahy. Brookhart has amplllled his senate speech by mentioning Senator George H. Moses, Republican, New Hampshire, and'President W. W. Atterbury of the Pennsylvania railroad, among the guests. • DISBARMENT FIGHT IN SOHUYLKILL MAY PAIL POTTSVILLE, Pa., Nov. 7.—The Schuylkill county court late yesterday closed its case in the disbarment proceedings against District Attorney Charles A. Snyder. Former Judge E. C. Burger moved to close the case after a session at which an alleged llbelous cartoon which figured in the September primaries was discussed. Immediately Deputy District Attorney R. A. Freller, chief counsel for Snyder, moved the proceedings be dropped, but was overruled. The disbarment proceedlngN showed signs of not holding up when several witnesses failed to . remember what Snyder said In his speech at Tamaqua on Sept. 13. INNOCENT VICTIM MAY DIE OP BULLET WOUND PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 7.—Angelo Rediea, aged 13, was In a dying condition in a hospital here today, the innocent victim of a shooting affair staged in South Philadelphia last night. He was on his way home from a the-, atre when two men who had been arguing on a street corner drew guns and opened lire at each other. One of the bullets struck him in the abdomen and ho fell to the pavement unconscious. Neither of the combatants was injured. Another bullet struck Nathan Adelman, aged 34, who waa alao walking to his home. Adleman was treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound In hla shoulder und later questioned by police. EDUCATIONAL CONGRESS HOLDING PINAL SESSION HARRISBURG, Nov. 7.—The annual education congress of Pennsylvania will end its two-day seaaion here this afternoon following an address by Dr. John A. H. Keith, secretary of public nstriictlon. Sectional conferences on various topics relating to public education will be held this morning. At noon the educators will hold their annual banquet. At the opening meeting here yesterday, Dr. Keith suggested two celebra- .lons, one to mark the completion of the new education building now under construction, the other in 1934, to observe the centennial of the institution of the free public school system in Pennsylvania. AllNOIt TUltMITS ISSUED. John Fox took out permits at the Building inspector's office today to build porches at 501-03 Third uvenue, to cost $200, und Thomas L. Elcholtz will enclose a porch for J. H. Humphries at 412 Eighth avenue, Juniata, to cost (260. George C. Kelehner, jr., will install a new roof at 219 Logan avenue, to cost $200, and W. G. Kantner will put on a new roof at 80S Lexington ,tq JOHNSON INCIDENT BELIEVED CLOSED (Continued from Page 1.) group can be Induced to vote for a conference report embodying a considerable modification from the coalition version of the bill now being written in the senate. Aside from the precarious condition of the tariff, there also have been differences among the so-called regular group of Republicans concerning campaign plans for next year. The White House Is known to have been displeased with the announcement of| Chairman Moses of the senatorial campaign committee that he had selected Otto H. Kahn, New York banker, as treasurer of the committee. Shortly after tho displeasure of the president became known Kahn resigned, against Moses" wishes. PInns Are Delayed. Moses figures there are seven states In which the Republicans must reelect so-called regulars next year if the party Is to have even a paper majority of the senate. He hud hoped to start an early vigorous campaign, but his plans now are being delayed. The Johnson matter was apparently closed so far as the official records are concerned when Mr. Hoover ma.do public a letter ho had sent Johnson declaring the omission of his name from the dinner list was the mistake of some attache of the White House and not an intended slight based on. Johnson's opposition to some of the Hoover policies in the senate. Johnson accepted the statement, although there was no indication the existing unfriendliness of tho two had been in any wa.y amel- llorated. it has been indicated one of tho Re- .publlcan tariff leaders, Senator David A. Reed of Pennsylvania, waa instrumental In the sending of tha explanation to Johnson. He called at the White House shortly before the letter came and personally offered Johnson an explanation of the mistake. Later in the day Johnson voted against Reed's attempt to raise the duty on pig iron to $1.50 a ton. Cut Pig; Iron Duty. By a vote of 48 to 30, with nineteen Republicans in the affirmative, the senate fixed the rate of this important item of the bill at 75 cents, which is 50 per cent below the present law, and the $1.12^ rate fixed in the house bill. The coalition proposes to do about the same thing with manganese, which Is now under consideration, raising tho item used in steel manufacture from the free list and Imposing a duty of L'/t, cents a pound instead of 1 cent as in existing law. Reed had championed the return of the metal to the free list. The Pennsylvania senator informed the senate after the pig iron vote that he considered the coalitions as objectionable as communists so far as the country's welfare Is concerned, and he warned that tho coalition might "weep" after the elections next year. Charge Hade and Denied. WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 7.— The suggestion that President Hoover Induced Republican members of the senate finance committee to reverse themselves and place manganese- on the free list while drafting the tariff bill was made and denied in the senate 'today as the Independent-Democratic coalition resumed Its attack on the administration measure. Senator Wheeler, Democratic, Montana, and Senator Bratton, Democrat, New Mexico, brought up the question of the committee's change of heart on the manganese question. They repeated rumors current at the time tho committee took its second*voto on tho manganese rate that the president influenced two members of the committee to vote for free admission after they had first supported an increase in rate. Chairman Smoot of the committee and Senator Bingham, Republican, Connecticut, denied the president had communicated with them. Chairman Moses of the senatorial campaign committee whoso selection of Otto Kahn, Now York banker, as treasurer, brought the displeasure of tha White House', said in answer to questions "it was a matter of common rumor In Washington at the time" but added he had no personal knowledge of tho facts. No action was taken In the matter, but the incident appeared to some to accentuate tho series of differences between tho White House and the senate, climaxed yesterday, when Senator Johnson, Republican, California, failed through what President Hoover said*was a mistake, to get a Whlta House dinner invitation. DON'T FAIL TO SEE PAGE 33 Harry J. Kerlin Has Good Reason For A Sale. You have been fed up on all reasons Tor a sale, and every merchant is try- Ing some new scheme 'to trump up a sale. But for once in the history of Altoona, is a real bona fide reason for a great sale, where the words slashing of prices, sacrifice, everything must go and other sale slogans are genuine. By January 1st, we want nothing in this building but the bare walls, we want every piece and suite of furniture in somebody's home, all wo want .s what the goods cost us, and even at that there are many suites marked ;ess than cost. Take for instance, a ten pieca .dining room suite in solid mahogany construction and choice crotch cross banding. Here is a suite :hat we paid three hundred and forty- five dollars for, it is offered in this great sale for two hundred and fifty dollars, and if there is any doubt in your mind, our books'in the office are open for your inspection. This is a sale where everything must go and we do not intend in our advertisements to show a lot of pictures of goods advertised. It is enough that you know this store Is full of good furniture and you can see the actual goods rather than pictures. When could you make a more profitable purchase of Christmas goods than now? Spinet desks, chairs, fancy tables, cedar chests, cogswell chairs, lamps, anything and everything that makes nice Christmas presents. All at great sacrificed copies. Even a.s I am writing this ad the assistant sales manager of the Roberts- Gordon company called me from Pittsburgh, to come over and meet him tomorrow, bul I could not go bei-uuse of the first day of my sale. So you .see the gas business is railing "mo every day and I inu.st get out as soon us possible, your buying will save you real money and help me, too. Come, the sale starts at nine in the morning and continues until the walls are bare. Remember the address, 900 Eighth avenue. HARRY J. KJSRLIN MIDDLE DIVISION MEN GIVEN PRIZE Huntingdon Supervisor and Assistant Share In Awards Incident to General Manager's Inspection. Aboard three special trains General Manager R. K. Rochester and the members of his part this morning started out on the annual Inspection of the lines of the Eastern region of the Pennsylvania railroad, the first train leaving the station here at 8.60 o'clock, followed shortly thereafter by the others. Prior to leaving the city Mr. Rochester made announcement of the distribution of prizes, one Middle division supervisor, E. L. Hunter and his assistant, J. T. Honker, of division No. 44 at Huntingdon, sharing in the awards that were made. Prize awards are not contingent upon the inspecttlon begun today, but are made by a committee of operating; officers through monthly inspections. Three $800 prizes are awarded for the best maintained tracks ,on the three general divisions composing the main line between New York and Altoona and between Philadelphia and Warih- ington. Of this amount $000 goes to the supervisor and $200 to his assistant for their efforts in keeping in condition the line and surface Under their supervision. The territory embraced in Mr. Hunter's division extends from Huntingdon to Longfellow. The principal award, known aa the Klondike prize of $1,200, for the best line and. surface between Altoona and New York and between Philadelphia and Washington, was won by F; P. Fillppe'lli, supervisor, and W. L. Stelt- zeri assistant, of division Nov4> of th« New York division, at Trenton, which extends from Liddonfleld to a point east of Princeton Junction. . Of this prize the supervisor's share' la $800 and the assistant's, $400. The second prize, awarded for the greatest improvement made during tha year in line and surface between the same points', amounting to $1,000, was awarded to - R. H. Joyce, supervisor, and A. H. Stinson, assistant supervisor, division No. 31, of the Philadelphia division at Downlngton, Pa. Division No. 31 extends two miles west of Green Tree to Cain. The other two winnera , of the $800 prizes were as follows: J. S. Gillum, supervisor, and G. M. Hain, assistant supervisor, division No. 32 of the Philadelphia'division at Lancaster, Pa. Division No. 32 extends from Coatesvllle to Lancaster. W. T. Bevan, supervisor, and L. B. Curtis, assistant supervisor, division No. 83 of the Maryland division at Perryville, Md. Division 83 extends from Perryville to Baltimore. There were 220 officials in the Inspection party and included among them were Vice Presidents C. M. Krick of the Eastern region, M. W. Clement, who has charge of operations, and F. J. Fell, jr., who in addition to being- a vice president, is c&mptroller of the company. The first day's inspection will end at'Atlantic City. • MISTAKEN IDENTITY IS REVEALED> AT; GRAVESIDE WARREN; Pa., Nov. 7.—A case o£ mistaken identity ended at the grave hero yesterday, when the sisters ' of Andrew,Frltchell discovered that the body which had been turned over to them by Warren authorities as that of ttt»lr brother -was not the remains of their brother, who had been missing several years. The sisters.had made.all.funeral arrangements and it was not until tha casket was opened, just preceding burial, that they made the discovery. Th» man had the same name as their brother, and when he dledin a Warren hospital without money or friends to attend his burial authorities communicated with the Fritchell sisters, and they viewed the corpse and saw thai there was no resemblance. ANTHRACITE, PRODUCTION SHOWS LARGE INCREASE HARRISBURG, Nov. 7.—Anthracite tonnage production in Pennsylvania during October totaled 6,606,000 tons a gain of 23.8 per cent in production over September, the state department of,mines has just announced. Of the 220 anthracite collieries in Pennsylvania, 203 were working and" practically all of them were running full time. Bituminous production for October totalled 11,030,000 tons, a gain of 4 per cent over September. There are 1,781 bituminous mines in the state, but only 58 per cent are operating. ^GIRLS' MANNISH COATS AT MARCH'S. ALL COLORS, ALL GRADES, QUALITY MATERIALS. ALL ALTERATIONS FREE. MARCH'S, 1224 11TH For the Accommodation of Our Patrons This Store Will Remain Open Every Evening Until 8 p. m. THE CHILDREN'S SPECIALTY SHOP 1415 12th Ave. SOLD ELECTRIC DEEP WELL PUMP, practically new. Will sell cheap. Inquire Logan Ave., Pleasant valley. By Altoona Mirror Classified (Want) Ad*. Kow Can Do the Same.

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