AtfOONA MIRROR^TBURSPAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1920 RECREATION • PROJECT PLANNED Home Beautifying', a Social Institute and Instruction Courses Are Outlined at Commission Meeting. Plans for city beautlflcatlon, a social recreation Institute and Instruction courses in football and other sport activities were outlined at a meeting of the city park and recreation commission held yesterday at City hall. These and other activities will tend to greatly enlarge the scope of thc> work of the commission, it\o members of which mean to make it. a virile organization that will cooperate with other organizations' and the people at large to bring results that will bu well worth while. FUrther and increased efforts -will be made to'arouse all city residents to an 'interest in home beautifying. J, Foster Medic, one of the commission members, expressed the .sentiments of the commission when he said that city beautifying depends largely upon the individuals in home improvements and! the Importance of attractive surroundings and homes will be stressed in all the work that Is undertaken. With a view of enlisting a general public interest the commission, co-. operatine with other local organizations, win consider bringing - to Al> toona an authority on landscape ar- ihltecture to give a lecture free to the people On such'details ad''would be particularly adaptable to Altoona. A mass football contest for the boys of the city, will be started in the. near future. Instruction courses will be started and at the conclusion of these, tournaments will be held in different sections of the' city, the Winners to compete at a final contest to decide the r champions. . A social recreation institute for the benefit of -all persons interested In or ganlzlng entertainments and similar features, whether in the ' church, school, home or clubs, will be started soon. The course will be open to all and will consist of one or two mert ings each week for a three or four week period. It .will be continued after the holidays if the demand is sufficient. Another social activity along the same line contemplated Sy the board is a survey of the social interests of girls in local industry. Plans for various types of recreation programs will be offered and assistance given in or- ganising • clubs and similar groups. - City Commissioner Samuel B. Taylor, a member of the commission, reported on the purchase of the ground in the Fairview section and-he stated that an additional plot will probably have been acquired by the time the commission meets again. Consideration was given by the board to the budget and it was> announced that the Prospect hill swim ming pool 'was conducted during the season at a loss of $234, while Me morial park, closed the season with t surplus of $23.64. Weather conditions and a rather'extensive repair program at Prospect were responsible for the fact that the receipts "fell below the exncnditures. In addition to those already namec ENGLISH MINERS MAY CALL STRIKE Refusal of Mine Owners to Grant Concessions Asked Is. Followed by Threat of Workers to Start Fight. the commission meeting was attended W. #. Sellers, Mrs. S 1 . G. .Orlm- _..j,w, dlty Engineer H. J. Baum and Director W. t. Reed. JUDGE HAMILTON FOUND NOT GUILTY After Deliberating Nearly Two Hours, Jury Returns Unanimous Verdict Freeing Texan on Murder Charge. By KEITH JONES .StafF Correspondent LONDON, Nov. 7.—The threat of a, nation-wide coal stoppage this winter reached, a critical stage for the Labor government today through the refusal of the Mine Owners' association to participate in negotiations with a cabinet committee and representatives of the miners. The miners' union has demanded a seven hour day Instead of the present eight hours,, ithout a reduction in wages. The'owners have refused the cut in hours and the MacDonald cabinet has been attempting to achieve a compromise on seven and one-half hours. The cabinet committee continued its efforts for a compromise last night, meeting separately with representatives of the mine owners and miners. At the conclusion. of the meetings, which apparently .'resulted in nb advance toward agreement for negotia tions, the cabinet committee issued,a statement saying that the refusal of the mine owners to participate in a triangular conference "left the govern' ment no alternative but to arrive at its own decisions." An early solution of the problem Is considered necessary to prevent a serious coal stoppage In December, when the present;contracts, between miners and owners expire. Although ft- crisis such .as occurred in the general strike of 1926 18 not anticipated, the Labor newspaper, Dally Herald, said that the 'situation is serious t and immediate action is necessary." The mine owners, in a letter to William Graham, president of the Board of Trade, explained that the owners had decided not to attend the sched viled conferences with the workers arid cabinet officials because they wer<j "unalterably opposed to reduction in hours" and believed it would be disastrous to the industry. ' The 'mine owners also refused to con' aider the government's proposal for use of mining royalties to relieve miners because the proposal "was nol sufficiently concrete." As a result of the mine owners' let ter, union leaders indicated that they would abandon their conciliatory' tac tics' and launch a vigorous flght foi enactment of their legislative program calling for a seven hour day, for na tionalization of mines and for reorgan ization of .the coal market. JUNIATA THEATRE See and hear Corrlne Griffith in "SATURDAY'S iOHILDREN," one of Corrine'g Vltaphone hits. Comedy, Oriental and Tropics. Fox New*. Prices 10c-30c. (By,United Press.) WEATHBRFORD, Tex,, Nov. 7. Judge R. H. Hamilton returned to Amarlllo today to resume his practice of law which was Interrupted last May when he wad charged with murder after shooting his son-in-law, Tom Walton, jr. A jury of eleven -plainsmen and a bank cashier had, returned a verdict of not guilty after an hour and forty- nve minutes, of deliberation last night. The verdict came suddenly while Judge Hamilton was at dinner with his family at the Weatherford hotel Only the crowd of spectators, many of whom had gone without an evening meal to retain' places in the smal courtroom, was present when the jurors filed In. J 'E. Whltsett, Weatherford banker and foreman of the jury, rose and replied to a question by Judge C. E ''We,' the Jury, find the defendant not guilty." . , Robert Hamilton, son of the defendant, and the Judge's brother, Dextei Hamilton of Dallas, Were the only rel atlves present. They hurried away with the news. Judge Hamilton received it with til self-possession characterizing him throughout the trial, which began Monday, Oct. 28. "I will return to 'Amarlllo at once and resume 'the practice of law," Hamilton said. Theresa, 'his 18-year-old daughter, and widow of the boy who was slain after secretly marrying her, received the news with a smile. "I am very happy," She said. "I shall either return to Texas university or go to the University of Minnesota with Robert, my brother." Robert Hamilton is a. student in- struetof in medicine at the northern school. Tne Jurors announced the first bal- ot stood 8 to 4 for acquittal and the second 11 to 1 for acquittal. The 'ourth brought agreement. Mrs. Grace Walton, mother of Tom, heard of the acquittal In her room at he hotel. She Bald she was extreme-' y tired and did not wish to comment- Friends said she had been near col- apse from the strain of the trial dur- ng which she was called to the stand jrlefly. Weatherford today presented a deserted appearance.' Activities in thn ;o\vn during the past week and a half liad been disrupted by Interest In the trial. Hundreds of farmers were here as well as persons of prominence In the state's sjudlciary^ churches and schools, many of whofnwere witnesses. Almost the whole range of Texas society had been represented from college presidents to plainsmen in high boots "arid bveralls. LYIttC THEATKW Buster Keitton In MARRIAGE" Comedy, "Mntch Making Mamma" j XSCH NICK LUCAS Star of "GOLD DIGGERS OF BROADWAY" On Brunswick Electrically , Recorded Records Record 'No. 4418 "Painting the Clouds With Sunshine" and "Tip Toe Through the Tulips" Also Many Other Nick Lucas Kecords Oil Sale at J. E. Spence Electric Store 1310 Twelfth Ave. Phone; «91 . Now ^Presenting 11 A. M. to 11.30 P. M. His First All Talking Picture STAN LAUREL OLIVER HARDY lit An All-Talking Comedy • "MEN O' WAR" A Bombshell of Laughs Metro Act GEORGE DEWEY WASHINGTON New; Song Program STATE SOUND NEWS Select of Pathe -, and Metro 4 STARTS SATURDAY ZIEGFELD'S NO ADVANCE IN PRICES FEATURE TIME AT 11.30 A. M., 1.40, 3.40, S.45, 7.45 & 10 P. M. . | • Bebe Daniels John Boles A MUSICAL TALKING SINGING, DANCING SENSATION MIDNIGHT SHOW SUNDAY NITE AND AGAIN! "DISRAELI" IS ENDORSED AND PRAISED CUU Of SCTV1CE NL UNION AM N«W9«M» CAJU.TON, w.«. ATKIM, CUM or 8pivici P>|rMUf II MMttw tmnot NL G176 136 NL—NEW YORK N Y 2 1929 NOV 2 P M 2 59 ALVIN HOSTLER MANAGER- STRAND THEATRE ALTOONA PENN— JUST SAW GEORGE ARLISS IN DISRAELI AT WARNER THEATRE HERE IN NEW YORK STOP HAD TO BUY SEATS FROM SPECULATOR STOP TICKETS ARE SELLING AT TWO "FIFTY EACH WITH SCALPERS GETTING GREAT DEAL MORE STOP AM TOLD THEATRE HAS NOT HAD EMPTY SEAT SINCE DISRAELI OPENED FIVE WEEKS AGO STOP GEORGE ARLISS IS ONE OF THEJ GREATEST ACTORS IN THE WORLD AND HIS PICTURE DISRAELI IS. IDEALLY SUITED TO HIM STOP THE COMBINATION OF THE TWO ARE A TREAT LONG TO BE REMEMBERED STOP NEW YORK PEOPLE CONSIDER IT A GREAT BARGAIN AT TWO FIFTY STOP ALTOONA WHICH WILL BE ABLE TO SEE IT AT STRAND THEATRE . BEGINNING NEXT FRIDAY ARE CERTAINLY GETTING BARGAIN IN BEING ABLE TO SEE IT AT .STRAND THEATRE PRICES STOP TELL ALL OUR FRIENDS TO BE SURE NOT TO MISS THIS MARVELOUS PICTURE— JAKE SILVEKMAN. STRAND, Starts TOMORROW WE LEAD, OTHERS FOLLOW—WATCH US "Miss Sunshine" ••*••• WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR YOU I SEND IN YOUR ENTRY BLANKS NOW READ THE ALTOONA TRIBUNE FOR DETAILS Efi S-T-R-A-N-D LAST TIMES TODAY THE SENSATIONAL PRODUCTION > 100% NATURAL COLOR ALL SINGING— TALKING— DANCING GOLD DIGGERS OF BROADWAY A WARNER BROTHERS VITAPHONE JMtOIJUCTION • l»»l»WI»»!f»!»»IW»l»»l»W!»»l»WIWWI«'"' Watch! For the Airplane "FLIGHT" to fly <§V*r AI- toona, Tyrone and fietlwdod between Hours of 12,00 and 1 P. M., Friday, and Monday. Free tickets for the fint per* son guessing the altitude of the plane. Mickey Mouse Cartoon— Vltaphone Act. Fatho (Sound) News :-: STARTING TOMORROW:-: "DISRAELI"—HIS LIFE AND LOVES WARNER BROS.pr«f«tt.t .eor^eArliss Disraeli FAVORITE OF WOMEN MASTER OF MEN Tho magic voice and artistry which has thrilled counties • thousand! from the ntiige, now on the talking' screen. .Now you can hear and see this great actor in hi* (freatc-Bt stage success. Here is a rare dramotlo treat. CLEAREST AND BEST SOUND EQUIPMENT IN TOWN I STARTING TOMORROW I COLUMBIA PICTURES Present t*9 • . .^ H ^ M s THE lENfATIONAL ALL-TALKING DRAMAOF THE AIR/ • with JACK HOLT LI LA LEE RALPH GRAVES The pals of "submarine" take to the air in a sensational story of'love and adventure. A picture such as you get once in a lifetime. Made with the cooperation of the United States Marine Corps. ffFRANKHXAPRA Production > iff- •';•:* ';,"'$ The Most Sensational Air Feats Ever Photographed See and Hear— The Titan of Air Pictures *5 POSITIVELY NO ADVANCE IN PRICES ItaHNm^^ AT LAST! 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