/Ytftlr CITY EDITION Altoona Mirror Carrier Delivers Your l?avofite Newspaper at the Proper Time and In the Proper Place Each Afternoon. ESTABLISHED JUNE 13, 1874. WEATHER: PAtK Altoona High Schdol's Record f hi* Should Assure a Big Crowd of RdotMS for the Johnstown Game. ' ALTOONA, PA., FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 8, 1929. THIRTY-SIX PAGES—PRICE TWO CENTS NOBLE POST READY FOB DEDICATION Program for Ceremonies to Be il/jid on Saturday Includes Parade and Exercises at Memorial Home, ADMIRAL COONTZ WILL REACH CITY TONIGHT Congressman Kurtz Will Deliver Welcome Address and George G. Patterson Will Also Be a Speaker! ROUTE) OF 1'AMAUJE. The parade will form on Seventeenth street at Fourteenth avenue, right resting on Seventeenth street ^Sf Twelfth avenue and it will proceed to Twelfth avenue, to Eleventh avenue, to Bridge street, to.Seven- teenth street, to Seventh avenue, to Seventh street, to Chestnut, avenue, to Eleventh street, to Eleventh'ave- nue, thence to Ihe post home at Thirteenth avenue and Seventeenth street. V. F. W. LEADERS HALF POPULATION NEGLECTS' TO VOTE BITTERNESS GROWS BETWEEN FACTIONS Records Disclose'That 50 Per I Independent and Republican Cent of People Are Satisfied to Let Other 50 Per Cent Name Officials. Leaders Invite Eastern Members to Fight Out Tariff Question on Senate Floor. All arrangements for the dedication on Saturday afternoon Of the- new memorial home of James L. Noble post No. 3, Veterans of Foreign Wars, on Seventeenth street, have now been perfected. Admiral Robert E^. Coontz, Unlled .States navy, retired, who will be the guest of honor of the veterans and the chief speaker of Ihe occasion, will arrive in Ihe cily on Ihe Spirit of St. Louis, at 8.48 o'clock this evening and will be entertained at the Penn- Allo hotel while in the city. , The exercises of the 'day will include a formal reception at the post home in honor of Admiral Coontz at 2 o'clock, street parade at 2.30, marshaled by Major Albert O. .King, and the dedicatory ceremonies at 3.30 o'clock. Following the exercises there will bo ' a public inspection of the home, an entertainment from 7*30 to. 9 o'clock and the festivities will conclude, with dancing from 9 to 12 o'clock. Bruce Crunim Presides. Bruce Crumm of the committee that has charge of the arrangements for the dedication will preside at the exercises which will open with singing "America," with the V. F. W. band led by Thomas McFarlane accompanying. The Invocation will be offered by Rev. M. J. Canole, rector of St. Leo's Church. • ••/.• Addresses of greeting will then be made by Mayor John J ; McMurray and Councilman Irvin H. Isenberg, acting mayor,' jand Congressman J. Banks Kurtz will deliver the formal address of welcome. ' Attorney»George G. Patterson of Hollldaysburg will deliver the first PHILIP A. BUBKET. Commander, Noble Post, No. 3. CITY'S RECORD IS ] LEVEL STATEMENTS AT BETTER THAN COUNTY j MOSES AND REED OF PA. Local Fights In Several Places and Altoona School Loan Stirred Up Interest In Lagging Campaign. Former's Speech Calling Some Senators "Sons, of Wild Jackasses" .Leads to Most Bitter Debate. Explorers Stranded Pn*Arctic Region BRUCE CRUMM. Dadlcatory Ceremony Chairman. PEDESTRIAN HIT AT GEESEYTOWN Was Walking on Highway When Struck by Car Driven by Homer Glunt of Newry and Is Badly Injured. There are.46,477 registered voters In Blair county and on Tuesday last, at the general election, only half "bf them voted. It was almost exactly half, for those exercising the right of suffrage totaled 23,421. It fjeems small and yet it is almost up to the average. It is below last yea, 1 " 1 when a presidential campaign was on, of course, but for municipal elections, it was up to and above the standard. This really seems .itrangc in the light of tho fact that but little interest seemed to be manifest in the election until almost its jlose. True, in this city, interest rose because of the school loan but so far as the countywide and city-wide canvasses were concerned, nobody with an ear to the ground would have given a plugged nickel for the chances of .anybody except the Republican nominees. There were some interesting contests in some of the boroughs and townships. It even rose to the stage where independent tickets were put into the fields in the hope o£ changing matters from the routine toward which they were headed but in practically all cases the independent movements went down lo defeat. They had the propriely, however, of bringing out the vote. Rural Interest Lacking, It was in the townships Und boroughs that the lack of interest prevailed most, the cily ; :veincts lurnlng out pretty regularly, a good percentage of Ihe reglslered vote although lower than that polled last fall. The First district of Snyder township was the banner district for poor voting, only 8 per cent of the registrants thinking it worthwhile to turn out for the job of voting. ' The Second district was notunuch better. The Third district of Logan township had a poor turnout, only one out of nine registered voting. In fact, all of the Logan districts were poor. The Second or South Lakemont district has 1,123 registered and only 187 voted. Others (Continued on Page 7) formal address, his subject being "As ' Blair County Sees the Veterans of Foreign Wars." The formal presentation of the memorial home wiU be made by Arthur J. Kiser, past commander, and it will be accepted on behalf of the post by Commander Philip A. Burket. Admiral Coontz will then be introduced and he will deliver the formal dedicatory address. A selection will be given by the Altoona Works choir, tho dedicatory prayer and benediction will be offered by Rev. Marion Justus Kline, D, D., of the First Lutheran church and the exercises will close with singing the "Star Spangled Banner," the post band accompanying. • Aide 'to Admiral Coontx. Admiral Coontz will be met at the station this evening by a large delegation of the veterans and the members of the reception committee headed by Mayor McMurray and escorted to the hotel. After dinner he will visit the post home and a general welcome by tha post members will be accorded him. Charles Barnes, a former marine, has been assigned as aide to Admiral Coontz while he is in the city and among those who will greet him will be M. Blalne Taylor, who served as Admiral Coontz' orderly when the latter commanded the battleship Nevada. He was a corporal in the* marine guard aboard the super-dreadnaught of the '" Atlantic fleet at the time the United States entered the World war and he served as orderly to the captain until i he was promoted to the rank of rear i admiral. F~Ralph S. Burke will be in charge of f the talking movies of the veterans on , parade and Thomas G. Peoples announced today that during the parade tomorrow afternoon,' airplanes from the local airports will circle, over the city, following as closely cH possible the route of parade. Public Is Invited. An invitation is extended to the public at largo to visit the home tomorrow afternoon and, night. The parade will embrace in its lineup th'e various organizations of war veterans, national guard companies and patriotic organizations. It will start at the home on seventeenth street, traversing the principal streets of the city and returning to the post home tor the dedication ceremonies. The veterans have had prepared for ths occasion an elaborate program, printed at the Altoona Mirror office. (Continued on Page 14) George Treese, aged 45, residing in Geeseytown, was hit by an automobile this morning at 0.45 o'clock in front of the Geeseytown garage and was badly injured. He is a patient In the Mercy hospital, The car that struck .Treese was being driven by Homer Glunt of Newry, employed on state highway work In the vicinity of Canoe Creek, and he was on his way to work at the time of the accident. . It appears that Treese, who is slightly deaf, was crossing the road from Ihe garage to go to his home just beyond the Lutheran church when the car appeared, and he stepped in front of the machine. He was knocked from the road: / Glunt stopped and went to the rescue and, finding the victim seriously injured, brought him to the Mercy hospital in this city where he was admitted at 7.30 o'clqck. Treese remained conscious and was at once taken, to the operating room where it was found he had compound fractures of both legs, a severe laceration of the forehead and possible internal and ' pe'iv » injuries. X-rays were taken to del' (TOine the extent of these injuries. • V The leg fractu* were set by the open reduction me\ od, so severe were they. In spite of'me severe injuries, Treese remained conscious and the hospital, attendants report his condition as fairly good. It was said by witnesses to 'the accident that' Glunt was driving slowly as he descended the grade Into Geesey- ( SENATORS ARE CAUTIOUS AFTER BROOKHART STORY WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 8.— Senalors now attend allpublic dinners with "trepidation" since Senator Brookhart, Republican, Iowa, revealed early this week some hosts presented them with costly and well- filled flasks. This admission was made by Senator George H. Moses, Republican, New Hampshire, last evening at a dinner here, although he did not mention Brookhart by name Assistant Secretary . of Commerce Klein told the diners he noticed several v of the senators cast covert glances under the table as they sat down. - • No liquor was available. By PAUL II. MALLON, Stuff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, D*. C., Nov. 8.—The growing bitterness between the eastern aiid western.wings of the Republican party was accentuated in the senate tqday when members of the Independent Republican - Democratic coalition severely criticized President Pro Tern George Moses of New Hampshire, for a speech last night, in which he referred to them as "sons of wild jackasses." Senators Brookhart, Republican, Iowa; Nye, Republican, North Dakota; Norbeck, Representative, South Dakota, and Wheeler, Democrat, Montana, levelled sarcasm at the recent statements of Moses and his colleague, Senator Reed, Republican Pennsylvania, inviting them to fight out the tariff issue with them in the northwest. "In days before dry dinners came Into style, here, the senator from New Hampshire (Moses) made a speech in which he described us radicals as seventeen lawyers, one editor and one well digger," said Brookhart, instigator of the present grand jury investigation of what he called "a Wall Street booze party for senators in 1926." Need No Booze. "It is now demonstrated we do not need booze at dinners to reach great heights of eloquence." Moses' speech was made at a dinner for New England exporters where liquor was NOT served. "You can't say," observed Wheeler in reply to Brookhart,"""he might hav« been more eloquent under other circumstances." Borah said the coalition should consider itself lucky that Moses only called them wild jackasses instead of whabfhe really thought of them. From the time, Wheeler called tho attenllon of the senate to the Moses speech at the opening of today's session, debate was the most bitter In many days. Wheeler warned the Western Republicans that Moses was chairman of the Republican senatorial campaign committee, who has supposed to help them in their elections next year. \ "He is not only voicing his 'own views, but those of his New England constttuenls in his descriplion • of you," Wheeler said. "He is not only (Continued on Page 33) WANTS INFORMATION. WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 8.— A res.olution directing the federal trade commission to gather all information available concerning the Interstate transmission of electrical energy 'was adopted today by the senate. The resolution was proposed "by Chairman Couzens of the aejiato interstate commerce committee, who is planning to use the data in preparing regulatory legislation. (Copyright, 1929, NKA Service, Inc.—Printed in U. S. A.) Several week* may elapse before Canadian authorities will bo able to fiend a relief expedition Into the •northland, where Colonel C. 1). If. AlncAlplne anil Ills party of neven mining: explorers were found at an Isolated fur-trading: post with thulr two ulrphines, after being; mlHglng for two months, llcllof worker* must await the freezing: of waters of Winnipeg' before pianos equipped iflth Akin can take off for the Arctic region. The picture above show* Colonel MucAlplne ((iccoml from loft) and Alex Milne, a member of the MacAlpInn party (second from right), as they appeared with companions a short time before they departed from Winnipeg. Tho famous explorer also In shown at tho right. DIVIDE EDITORIAL HONORS AT SCHOOL Unusual Situation Results In Two Heads for Senior High School Mountain Echo This Year. RAILROAD CONSOLIDATION MAY FOLLOW STOCK MARKET DECLINE Index to Today's News Page 2—Vare Successor Being Considered. Page 6—In the Business World of Today. ' Page 8—Editorial, Tlinley Topics, The Saunterer, etc. Page 9—High Lights in Highway Pi-ogress. Page 10—New Housing is Showing Decline. Page 16—Crossword Puzzle. Pttgea 20 and 21—Continued .story, "The Man from Moroccq." Pages 24 and 25—Correspondence. Page 28—Society, Church and i'l-a- .'fj-nal News. Page 29—This and That. Page 30. 31 and 32—Sports. Page 33—Business, Markets and financial News. . Pagea Si and town, otherwise Treese been killed outright. would have MAN HELD HERE ON NEW YORK CHARGE Gregor Lakey Has Many Watches In His Possession and Is Being Held as Case Is Investigated. STONE IS HURLED THROUGH WINDOW Joseph Huffman and Edward Tyrrell were arrested at 6 o'clock last evening by Officer B. L. Crawford at Twelfth avenue and Eleventh street when it is alleged they were attempting to open the' rear door of a,store located there. They are being held for investigation on the charge of being dangerous and suspicious per- Eons. A stone weighing five or six pounds was hurled through a window at the wholesale store of M. S. Koller & Son at 713 Green avenue last night. The hole was not large enough for a person to enter the building through it and there was nothing to indicate that it was entered when an investigation was made by the police. H. J. Wlndle was arrested was arrested at 8.30 o'clock last night by Officer H. Ji. Gray at Margaret avenue and Seventeenth street on the charge of intoxication. Constable Ward Wilson of the Ninth ward has on file a warrant In which Windle is charged with attacking a girl. Samuel Salt was arrested by Officer for 'j u dgi of elections in the' Second Crawford at 0.50 o'clock last evening | p| . ec | uc t of Second ward, and W. I. at Eighth avenue and Twelfth street Bain, candidate for inspector of Second on a charge of druukennesa. ~ ~ E. D. Coughenour, charged with being drunk, driving a car while in that condition and breaking gland un the street, was given a hearing on tile city charges at police court yesterday afternoon and was fined Following the arrest several days ago by railroad officers of Gregor Lakey at the' station, an investigation by the railroad and city police officers brought to light the fact that the man is wanted In'New York on a charge of robbing a jewelry store and he is being held in the county jail to await the arrival of an officer from the metropolis. While in the passenger station a few evenings ago Lakey made inquiry of some one regarding the prospects of getting out of the city on a freight train. A railroad officetf overheard the Inquiry and took the man to the office of . Cuptain J. W. Carroll, where a search of his effects revealed that he had a number of watches in his possession. Lakey was committed to jail for investigation without any formal charge being entered against him and Chief of Police J. N. Tillard, in cooperation with Captain Carroll, ascertained from the. New York police department that he was wanted In that, city in connection with a jewelry store robbery where thirteen watches were stolen. Lakey was brought to City hall this morning from the county jail and he was photographed, measured and fingerprinted. These records have been Kent to New York and in the meantime the man will be held until word la re ceived. VOXH VOU U13AO MEN. In the general election on TUCK day, Altoona citizens in two precincts voted for candidates who were recently claimed by death but whose names appeared on ballots. These two candidates were: Albert Harniah, candidate NEAR NORMAL DAY IN STOCK MARKET Orderliness Unknown on Exchange for Several Weeks Appears , and Trading Volume Is Lighter. By KLMEB WAL/EK, ' United I'rcHti financial Editor. NEW YORK, Nov. 8.—The stock market settled down today to an orderliness that has not been seen In two weeks or more. Prices moved in a narrow range, with a majority of them slightly higher than yesterday's close, and trading was at an even rate—that is, far under the tremendously hectic half-hour and hourly tradings of the past two weeks. Sales Ir* the first half iiour totaled 877,300, compared with 2,400,500 shares yesterday, a falling oft bf 1,623,200 shares for the period. A large number of small transactions occurred, forcing' the tickers behind about twenty minutes on the Stock Exchange and fifteen minutes on the curb. A fair recovery In the first hour-was followed by some profit-taking by those who had purchased at yesterday's low levels. United States Steel was carried down from 175% to 171, compared with the previous close of 174%, and otlier leaders lost proportionately. This profit-taking was well absorbed, however, and as the market nearecl the turn of the last hour slight rallies were discernible in many section of the market. General Electric, however, met rather heavy gelling that forced it down to 218 off 6 points from tho previdus close, and Westlnghouse Electric got down to 131 where it was off nearly 4 points. American Can got down to lloVi. off 3%, but rallied to regain part of the decline. Faced with the problem of choosing an editor-ln-chlef for Ihe Senior High school Mounlain Echo when two senior students were equally proficient In the management of the school paper, members of the publication board of the school yesterday afternoon decided on a middle course of dividing the position between the two students. As a result the paper will be edited during the remainder of tho first semester of the term by Philip Fair and during the second semester by Hamilton Rlgg. Three issues will be directed by each of the editors and should an Additional .issue be published the direction will be turned over to the junior class. / This year is the first in tho history of the Mountain Echo that such a close contest for the editorship has occurred. The position goes each year to a member o? the senior class who has been active in the work of tho publlca- tlon in the preceding year. The prospective editors are given an 'opportunity to demonstrate their ability by taking charge of the first several issues of tlv5 term. In this case Philip Fair edited the first/issue and Hamilton Rigg the second. Each was so much of the same excellency that the divided editorship was the only fair decision possible in the minds of tho faculty and student members of the publication board. Other members of the Mountain Echo staff chosen during the meeting of the publication board yesterday afternoon are: , Assistant editors—Senior, Jane Shoemaker; junior, Derland Brown; sophomore, Samuel Sealfon. News editor—James Murphy, Assistant news editor—Senior, Marian Ake, Margaret Lindsay; Junior, Florence Herman, Fred Patterson; sophomore, James Sheep, Betty Hull. Boys' sports editor—Clinton Mc- Knlght. Assistant—Wyatt Gentry. Girls' sports editor—Helen Mentzer, Assistant—Thelma Barger. Literary editor—Margaret Laramy. Assistants—Floy Wright, Sylvia Sll- verman, Madeline Norrls, and Louise Lee. Humor editor—To be selected. Asslstatit—Alfred Friedman. Art editor—To bo selected. Assistant—To be selected. Exchange editor—Eva FOOBC. Assistant—Euretta Shaw. Head typist—Mildred Norrls. Assistants—To be 'selected. Distribution manager—Henry Haf- (Contlnued on Page 19) ARREST MADE IN POSTAL ROBBERY B. F. Smith and C. A. Smith, ari-est- ed»as dangerous and suspicious persons, were fined J15.80 or fifteen days Wo»tj«lW<l ft precinct of Thirteenth wurd. Both of these men received a number of votes probably due to the straight ticket voting. I1PLB fOll ICANSqM. ' TIENTSIN, China, Nov. 8. -Aaron Brenner, a partner in Brenner Brothers, New York, has been kidnaped and held for ransom. Th,e kidnapers, who' 1 were believed to be white Russians, CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS. Due to the fact that the New York Stock Exchange wua open only three hours today, from 10 tt. m. until 1 p. m., the Altoona Mirror is able to present in ita city edition the closing stock quotations, which will be found ou th« Unancial page. William Patterson,' aged '21, of Al- toonu was arrested at un army training school at Kdgewood, Md., yesterday by Inspector W. M. Calvert of the Altoona pontofflce for complicity In the robbery, committed at Lowther'a drufc atoro on Twenty-ninth street near Broad avenue on June 0, last. Pattemon hud enlisted In the army and was in training at Edgewood whei his whereabouts wera uncovered by Mr. Calvert. Patterson is alleged to have robbed the postal sub-station a the Lovvther stoic, obtaining stamps and money to the amount of $22.SO. Harry Reed, aged 21, of Turtle Creek who wan arrested In Claysburg on July 26, lu alleged to have aided Patterson In the robbery of the postal sub-station Heed hus been confined to the Blair county jail since his arrest and with Patterson was Indicted by the October grand Jury of Blair county on charges of breaking and entering a. portal station, the theft of an automobile am also the robbery of Burkek'u store an poolroom at Cluyuburg. Patterson and Rued are alleged to have broken Into Lowlhur'u stoic-, ran sacked the postal department and then visited the garage of Charles II. Cas sidy several days ago where they ob tainted a Chrysler coupe automobile it which they proceeded to Claysljui'K um till-in robbed the Burket store of con widcraljlc goody. The Haaaldy automobile was later found abandoned near East Akooixa. Ueed was arrested at the home of friends In Claysburg. His companion lu the robberies has been missing from his home in this city for »everal months and it was then learned that he had enlisted in the army, this bring- by Mr, ' - By DAVID LA WHENCE. (Copyright, 1029, by Altoona Mirror,) WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 9.— Railroad consolidation, which-has been dragging along for years, may at least bo achieved as a consequence of the recent stock market decline. • Many of the roads have been delay- ng expansion because . they did not enow what the government would permit in tho way of consolidation. Some of them have I5ccn in tho position of wishing to learn definitely ono way or -ho other whether consolidation as a policy was likely to come into effect. Now, .with the anxiety of everybody lere to do everything possible to sustain the momentum of business, tho settlement of the transportation problems of the country unquestionably will be accelerated. This is not merely because railroad expansion plans will Increase tho need for raw material and labor, but because it .Is still hoped that economies mo,y be affected in freight rates through tho elimination of wasteful competition. Most of the larger railroads are not in need of new financing but if the consolidation plans should require the floating of new issues of bonds, the better condition of the money market which now prevails, and is likely to contlnbe for several months, Is counted upon to assist materially in bringing about railway consolidation. The interstate commerce commission Is expected to have its plan ready before the end of this calendar year. This will mean discussion in congress almost immediately and it would not bo surprising to find President Hoov- or taking the Initiative in trying to bring about an agreement on early legislation. ' . Under the circumstances tho consolidation controversy would hardly have received much attention In the coming session of congress. Many railroad executives have themselves lost Interest In the' matter. Now, however, if congress should. tackle the question as a part of a program of helping business, party lines would (Continued on Page 13) HOOVER AND STATE SECRETARY CONFER Executive and Stimson Said to Have Discussed Way to Broaden Coming Naval Conference, lly LAWIITCNCK SULLIVAN, Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 8.— President Hoover Is seeking some means of broadening the London naval conference to Include discussion of freedom of the noam, It was learned today. News of this development in the naval conference preparations drifted to diplomatic circles today following an hour's .conference at the White House between the chief executive and Secretary of State Stimson. Ambassador Dawes, who satis tonight from New York to return to h'ls post in London, has been acquainted with tho president's views on the entire question of' the war-time law of the sea. The understanding in official circles is that Dawes will present the United States views to the British government informally. If a formula can be found which will bring the two governments to a general understanding on the subject the way will bo paved for drawing specific recommendations to the London conference for the restatement of tho laws of blockade, search and seizure and the rights of neutrals. President Hoover canvassed every phase of this problem in his conversations with Prime Minister MacDonald during the White House conferences last month. Although no formula for presenting the problem at the London conference could be found at that time, the free exchange of views left President Hoover hopeful that a way could be found to bring the question up for early consideration. Prime Minister MacDonald is regarded here aa dispoaed to aupport any plan for discussion of freedom-of-the- which will assure the security of BCtLBi YY 11IV-11 W 111 U.O tlic li rill ah empire. BLIZZARDS SWEEP SNOW INTO KANSAS Rocky Mountain Region Recovering From Heaviest Snow of Season—-Is Beneficial to Crops. (By United Press.)' KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 8.—Blizzards whipped snow into northern Kansas yesterday and today and carried temperatures to their lowest seasonal point as far east as Kansas City. Goodland, Kan., wan heaviest hit with residents shoveling away a blanket of almost two feet of snow, and the forecast was for continued unsettled weather. The temperatures ranged as low as 30 degrees over much of the northern part of Kansas and Mis sourl. In nouthern portions of the state rain fell through the night. Farmers said the early touch of winter snows would be beneficial to wheat crop*. Snowfall Helps Crops. DENVER, Colo., Nov. 8.—The Rocky mountain region was recovering toda; from the heaviest snowfall of the sea son. Air Transportation, virtually para lyzed for the last two days, was re sumed In Colorado and Wyoming, anc automobile traffic on highways lead Ing Into Denver returned to normal. Eighteen inches of snow was report ed in eastern and northern Colorado while more than two inches blanketec the entire state of Wyoming. The temperature in Denver, whlcl reached 3 degrees during the storm climbed slowly. Winter wheat growers hailed th blizzard as a boon to their crops, bu farmers said the harvesting of th sugar beet crop will be delayed sever al weeku. DRIVERS LOSE LICENSE. BOYS ARE ARRESTED FOR BREAKING OHUROH GLASS Detective W. A. Davis of this city has placed under arrest half a dozen boya, all of tender yeara, In connection with some depredations which, are alleged to havo been committed at the Seventh Day Adventlst church at Sixth avenue and Twenty-fifth street. It IH contended that within the past few months no lesu than $75 worth of gluaa In the church windows hat) been shattered by buys and a roundup of thu individuals alleged to have participated was made by Mr. Davis. Tho boys are all attending uchool at the prvuent time and tho matter called to,the attention of the juvenile court probation office Mary Davis. A hearing In the caau in acc.duled for Wednesday evening. Nov. 13, before Alderman H. C. McClellan of the First i wurd. 11. E, Ycuger and Hurry fiwlslier Hav Privilege Suspended by State. Advice was received at police head quarters today from Benjamin G. Ey non, state commissioner of motor ve hides, that H. Jfl. Yeager of 107 Six teenth avenue, Juniata, and Harr S wisher of 207 x Fifth avenue, Juniata have had their driving privilege rt. voiced for a period of one year. Certification was made to the higl way department by the clerk of U Blair county court that Yeager Swlsher operated their cara while der the Influence of liquor. The ou Yeager dates from Oct. 2i, Swisher'u is dated from Oct. 28. an un bit whi NEW YORK, 1 Nov. 8.—A young man MING VOLCANO TAKES JAM LIVES anta Maria, After Being Quiet for Years, Breaks !*orth and Kills Hundreds™ Huge Property Loss. OSPITALS ARE CROWDED WITH INJURED VICTIMS earchers Report Area 20 Miles Square Destroyed— Find Groups of Bodies Looking Like Mummies. (By United Press. J GUATEMALA CITY, NOV. 8.—TH« elehing crater of Santa Maria yol- ano was quiet today, but fro ma dev« stated area twenty miles square ' bout its base searchers returned with lories of horror that rivalled the tale* f the destruction of the ancient city f Pompeii. Nearly a week has passed sine* anta Maria, quiet for twenty-seven ears', broke forth in a three-day erup- on which is unofficially estimated to avo taken a toll of at least 300 lives, ilany more He in crowded hospitals,' urned and mangled by the falling tones and gushing molten lava of the Vesuvius" of Guatemala. • * It was 9.30 p. m. Saturday when eep subterranean rumbling brok* hrough the quiet of the coffee planta- ions and interrupted the week-end merry-making of the plantation sellers. The roar gathered in intensity,, nveloplng the aoulhern slopes and vlthln a few minutes ashes, burning sand and stones began falling over a eglon 100 miles square. Streams of ava gushed over the crater's .edge, ushlng down the volcano's slop* . lirough old clefts and forming into iVers of death as the smaller streams omblned in the wide crevices of th* •olcano's side. Settlers Asleep. Many of the settlers were asleep. tlany were victims of the intense leat; others choked to death in th* poisonous fumes, the dust laden atmosphere made worse by steam from a light rain which fell, over the molten ava. Humans, plants and animals fared alike. Some who sought to escapo 'ound their way cut off in every direc- .ion by the on-rushing lava, and died n their tracks, their bodies Incinerated. Hours afterward, the' flrst few Bearchlng parties penetrated th» stricken area. The scene was one of lorrori Whole families were found n their huts, their arms locked in .embrace where they had prayerfully awaited certain death. Other groups were found in the fields. Some bodies wore mangled; others were charred be- ' yond identification and burled In th* ava. Houses and sheds and the large lomes of the principal coffee plantations were destroyed. , The wreckage n places was covered by lava and ashes. Found Thermometer. On the dressing table of one bed- oom searchers found a' thermometer, ,he mercury of which ' had risen to the top in the intense heat. . band of , marimba players were 'ound in a huddle, their instruments jeslde them and their dead hands still holding the pin with which they strummed, their Instruments. Th» group of merry-makers resembled mummies. The only living thing in a settlement of twenty-flve people was a tiny girl who was found in the embrace of her dead mother. The child was taken to a hospital and laid beside scores of others who had escaped before they were trapped by the encircling rivers of lava. The searchers still were attempting to find a group of men, women and children, sighted by an aviator yesterday on a high mount, surrounded by ,ava which was flowing all about them. To UHO Volcano Steam. CATANIA, Sicily, Nov. 8.—Steam issuing from fissures in the earth near the main crater of Mt. Etna will bo used this winter to supply the central heating plant of the volcobological ob. servatory on the highest slopes of th* mountain. Professor Gaetano Fonte, director of the Etna observatory, said today. - •; Two other projects are being planned to harness the destructive forces .of Mt. EUm. One scheme contemplates makloi extended use of the steam- power concentrated in the volcano, while another proposes to build windmills on the summit where there ii practically always a steady wind'pres- sure. SEN. BINGHAM FIRST TO GIVE NORRIS SYMPATHY , WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 8.— When Senator Norris, Republican, Nebraska, who was struck by an automobile at a street-crossing yesterday, entered the senate chamber today, the first person to greet him, and inquire about Ills condition, was Senator Hirum Binghum, Republican, Connecticut. Norris led the light which resulted in the senate's censure of Bingham a. few days ago for employment of a private tariff agent in committee sessions. Norris had apparently recovered from his minor injuries be received in the accident. NOT TO CLOSE STORES. Altoona merchants will not closa tlu'ii business places on Armistice day, next Monday, although their institutions will tuku cognizance of the occasion by displaying the national colors lu their windows. Local offices of the -state government and the banks will \VKATlliCtt WASHINGTON, D. C Nov. «.— Western Pennsylvania— 'Sfnir tonight and Saturday, mostly cloudy. Little change in temperature. Eastern Pennsylvania—Mostly cloudy tonight and Saturday, possibly rain Saturday In south portion; npt much change, in leuped from the Brooklyn bridge today, j be closed for tho day. falling 132 feet into tho East river. He | • was not killed directly, and fought the I crew of a tugboat who attempted to; rescue him with boathools.s. lie then ' sank into the river. CONGRESS TODAY. .By WILL HARR1SBURG, I1O1.1UVV. Nov. 8,— Executive metal orders for observance of Armistice day next Monday were isaued today by Governor Fisher. All offices in the state capitol will be closed in obaerv- el th* legal il Press.) Senate. Continues debate on rates in schedule of tariff bill. Judiciary sub-committee continue* lobby investigation. UOU»Q. la recess uwtil Monday.
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