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Daily Paid Circulation of Month 29,077 The Blaff Cooftty M«8f Sixty-sfx Membership Last Night's Monthly _ Ch* \ ALT OONA, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, JITNE 3, TWENTY-FOUR PAGES—PRICE TWO MOttVB APPROVAL OF PAVING PLANS Contract lor Improvement of Si*th Avenue To Be Awarded Following Receipt of Bids-June 24. OFFERED ' AT COUNCIL SESSION Specifications Are Drawn In a That Asphalt, Asphal- tic Concrete or Concrete May Be Used. ' j Officials of the city department of streets and public improvements this morning received a message from the state highway department offices at Harrisburg to the effect that approval had been given to the plans and specifications for the paving of Sixth avenue Jointly- by the city and the state. At council meeting this morning Councilman Ben'ce Keatley Introduced an ordinance for the paving of the thoroughfare between Lloyd and Seventeenth streets. Legislation had been passed previously for the paving of the thoroughfare between Second and Fifteenth streets, j An soon as word was received of the approval City Engineer H. 3. Baum began advertising for bids for having the paving done. These will be opehed on June 24. The contract iwlll be awarded immediately and it is expected to get the paving- operations under way very shortly thereafter. Whether or not the four additional blocks, two at each end, will be paved, will depend upon the prices and the material that will be accepted by council in the bidding. Three Materials Specified. Three materials are specified. For the section between Second and Fit teenth" streets either concrete, asphalt 1C concrete or sheet asphalt may be bidi 'involving 17,000 square yards while those who bid for the entire contract Involving: 21,888 square yards will bid for concrete. In other words, those .who bid on concrete must bid on the whole job. The fact was made clear today the renewals for water and gas service line* on the four blocks at cither end will--not be taken' up until it ia definitely decided whether or not these four blocks will be paved. This will depend upon the type of material and the prices that are submitted. It should/ b« understood that • the funds available are limited. The city officials Will use what is left of the loan approved by council at the beginning of'last year, while a portion of the state's allocation of funds appropriated to the cities by the legislature, which amounted to about $70,000 all told to Altoona, will be used for this job. With the preliminary work completed between Second and Fifteenth streets, the paving operations should proceed very rapidly once the contract is lot and the work started. CONCRETE CREW POURS 500 FEET OF ROADWAY • Despite th» fact that two of the trucks being used to convey materials suffered break-downs and the mixer could not be kept in operation at full capacity during the afternoon, a stretch of more than SOU feet of highway was poured on the east slope of the Cresson mountain, where a stretch of the William Ponn highway la under construction, yesterday. This Is approximately tha distance that must be completed each day in order to have the route, now closed because of the construction work, open to traffic again within the period first designated, which was nine days of concreting and three more days to allow "it to cure. Work was started yesterday morn- Ing about 6.30 o'clock and continued until shortly after D o'clock in the evening and the same schedule was to be followed today and each day that the weather will permit. Extra hours are also being worked by the grading crews nbove where concreting is under way. The paving <:re\v reached the breast of the upper Muleshoc reservoir last evening. MASSACRE REPORTED OF MISSIONARIES IN CHINA (By United Press.) PBIPINQ, China, June 3.-A communist uprising and- massacre- in which Christian missionaries lost their lives, was reported today from Hupeh province in the interior of China. Advices said communist bands looted and burned Catholic and Protestant missions at SlmaUow and Hanchuan, on the Han river. Hundreds of persons, including Chinese, Christians ince— not far" from the center of the present war front between the National government troops and the northern rebel armies— is about 600 miles from Shanghai. Hanchuan is near the 'city of Han-Vang, and also near Han- kow. The province of Honan, where Chiang Kai-Shek's armies from Nan- king have been in conflict with the northerners, Is to the north. The provinces of Hunan arid Kiangsi, to the south of Hupeh, have long been Infested with agitators who recently have proved a growing RUM MAKING GETS MEN INTOTROUBLE Manufacturers, Customers and Dispensers Are All Headed Toward Same Goal When They Land In Court. < to the auiia, iiiiiiuuins \^ui"wc7w, v ... nave proved a growing trueo-i. uw mo and local officials, were-slain, the ad- j government at Nanking, which has t UnAH fasilvtrr atfnolrr* fl'nm t\Vf» rfirec- vlces said. An American gunboat was ordered to proceed to Kiu-Kiang, on the Yangtse river in Kiangsi province. A communist army was reported converging on the town, where there are forty- American residents. The Americans were prepared to evacuate if the advancing force approached the city. Meanwhile, the northern armies from Pelplnfe claimed further advances and victories along the Lunghai and Han- kow railways. They 'said their allies were throwing back the Nanking government troops and advancing oh Han- kow where Nelson Johnson, American minister to China, is now visiting. American and British steamers on the Yangtse were subjected to gunfire by rebel forces and several Chinese sailors were killed. . Information received here indicated the attack on the missions was one of th'e most serious of recent communist outbreaks In the interior region which has long been threatened with communistic activities. The scene of attack in Hupeh prov- been facing attacks from two directions. ODD FELLOWS MEETING OPENS IN WILLIAMSPORT WILLIAMSPORT. Pa., June 3.— The annual state convention of the grand lodge and the Rebekah assembly, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, formally opened today in this city. Appointment of committees to handle the routine work of the session occupied the morning meetings. The annual memorial service of the assembly will be held tonight in connection witH a reunion of veteran Odd Fellows. A concert is booked for later In the evening. In addition to the more than 2,000 authorized representatives of the various lodges throughout the state, there are in the city more than 1,500 other members of the two organizations. The largest delegations so far registered are from Pittsburgh, Erie and Philadelphia. Scranton also Is well represented. GRADUATION WILL BE ^HELDJONIGHT Roosevelt Junior High and Grade Schools Will Close Tomorrow Morning With Appropriate Exercises. Altoona High school'will graduate the largest class in its history, comprised of 595 young men and women, this evening with exercises in the Roosevelt Junior High school auditorium. The program of the evening opens at 8 o'clock. Because of the number of graduates in the class the capacity of the Roosevelt Junior High school auditorium will be taxed almost to the limit with but the graduating class, the parents of graduates and the school faculty seated. In order to provide an opportunity for other relatives, and friends of the graduates to hear the exercises a loud speaker system has been installed in the Senior High school auditorium and the exercises may be heard there with the public invited to attend. The exercises will also be Broadcast by the local station. The addresses of the evening- will be given by six of the honor students of the class, John J. Stark, valedictorian; Gregory Buechele, salutatorian; Emma Tlllle Berman, Helen Louise Fleck, Dorothy Marie Summers, and Evelyn Ruth Aikey. An elaborate musical program has also been arranged for presentation FIRE DAMAGES GARAGE ROOF THIS AFTERNOON The roof on tho garage itt the rear of 1000 Eighth avenue, owned by Nun- zlon Ferucchi, was damaged by tire this afternoon at 1.40 o'clock when sparks, from a rubbish tire in the back lot set flre to the roof. Ait ftlarm from box No. 010 I'Hllert out companies Nos. 7 and 3 and truck B. Company No. 7 laid a hose line and soon had the lire under control. The loss is small as the garage was empty and ia "f concrete block construction so that the damage was confined to thu roof. Members of the family were burning some rubbish in tho yard and sparks from the tiro alighted on the root'. TOUU IS CONTINUED. ' RKADING. Pa., June 3.—After stag ing a spectacular air circus over Whander field, more than a score of plane* participating in the Pennsylvania good will air tour took off this morning for Alleutowu, Pa., where •they will make a' short halt, before continuing to Philadelphia, the next overnight stop. ruocii MXI.*««« , With the Senior High school closing yesterday, the Junior High students excused from attendance today as the teachers occupied themselves with final grades and the grade schools dismissed this afternoon while the teachers were similarly busy, the schools presented a vacation appearance. Roosevelt Junior High school students will return to the school tomorrow morning for the final exercises. Among the features of the program will be the presentation of the Roosevelt "R" pins, rewards given by the school for general excellence, tho awarding of the American Legion and auxiliary medals to one boy and one girl, and announcement of the award of the D, A. R. modal to the student whose work in history in the past year was outstanding. The presentation of the Legion ana auxiliary medals will be made by Attorney Homer 1. Smith, a past commander of the Charles R, Rowan post, American Legion. The girl's medal will be awarded to Patricia Maguire and the boy's to Alec Notopoulos. The awards arc made on a basis of courage, leadership, honor, scholarship and service. Grade school students will also report tomorrow morning for a short Ime in order to receive final marks on •eport cards. CENSUS SHOWS GAIN. WASHINGTON, D. C., June 3.—The 1930 population of Oil City, Pa., was given as 22,048 persons, an increase of 774 over 1920, according to census tig ures made public today. The popula tlon of Berwick, Pa., Increased 493 to 12,674. Index to Today's News Page 2—In tho business world of today. Page 3—South American tour described. Page 6—This and That. Page 6—Continued story. "The Ragged Princess." Page 1— Farm prices are taking tau- apm. • Page 8—Editorial, Timely Topics. The Sttunterer, etc. Page 11—Student Uollvers uratioii on life. Page 12—Errorgrams. Page 15—Crosaword puzxUv Page 17—Former diplomat collet'' orator. Pagea 18 and 19-Gorrenpondence. Page 20—Business, market and llnun rial news. PaKc.s 20 and 21—Clussilled. i'age 21-"Out Our Wuy." SEPARATE MAINTENANCE TAXED AGAINST SPOUSES Great Array of Court Business Centers About Illicit; Sever, age Deeds and Low Regard for Marriage, INSANE INMAIES IN DARING BREAK Thirteen Desperate Criminals Overpower Guards by Clever Ruse and Gain Freedom From Reformatory. NIGHT SUPERINTENDENT CAPTURED AS HOSTAGE Entire Countryside Arms and Joins Officials In Great Man Hunt — Two of Prisoners Quickly Taken. TO MAKE CHANGES IN WATER RULES Legislation Introduced In City Council Makes Rentals Payable Before 15th of the Ensuing Month. Legislation was introduced by Councilman Samuel B. Taylor at the first regular meeting of council for the present month this morning amending :he rules and regulations governing the furnishing of water to the residents of the city. Under the ordinance charges for water service will be due when rendered and they will be payable before ;he 15th day of the following month, ifter which a penalty o£ 5 per cent wjll be added. It further prescribes that in computing the penalty on bills containing fractions of >a dollar the penalty will be imposed as though such fractions were a dollar. It will thus Be seen that while there is no increase in the rates to those ,wh» pay, before the ensuing 15th, the penalties are more rigorous. This legislation is necessary, Mr. Taylor said, because the city has grown greatly by reason of annexations and it is becoming imperative, if the service is to be maintained without an increase in rates, that all consumers pay promptly. The legislation will impose no hardships, for the bills are rendered at the beginning of the month and thus the consumers will have three paydays within which to make payment. Mr. Taylor also Introduced an ordinance accepting on behalf of the city the Hileman Heights water system which was recently deeded to the city for the nominal consideration of $1 Sam Senno, a man without a family and In line to be a man without a country, too, was directed by Judge Marion D. Patterson to pay a fine of $350, the costs of prosecution and serve not less than six months nor more than one year in the county jail for manufacturing whiskey. Senno was arrested at his farm in Catharine township by Constable H. M. Gill of this city, assisted by other .officers. When Senno appeared before court yesterday, District Attorney Richard H. Gilbert stated the officers had found two stills, one of seven and one of twenty-five gallons capacity. There were two barrels of mash and the larger still showed signs of recent use but there was no whiskey. The man claimed he was making the beverage for his own consumption. Constable Gill stated he went to the place because neighbors had complained of sales. Haroid Scott, Nelson Hainsey, H. M. Fagan and Wilmer Dlbert, the latter three residents of McKee and all single, . pleaded guilty • to transporting liquor. Scott owned the car vwhich police stopped on May 14, after some trouble, the driver stepping on the gas when the officer signalled him to halt. The excuse was that e head light was out and he presumed that was what the officer was signalling for. Intended for Party. The young men had three quarts of moonshine which they claimed had >een procured for a party and not for bartering. It developed, so far as the court officers could learn, that none of them had any criminal records and t was said of them that they stand well in 'their home communities. The court imposed a fine of $50 Jointly and by Blair B. Hileman. Councilman Bence Keatley introduced an ordinance'accepting the deed of dedication by the Jaffa Improvement association of ground necessary to round the corners at Broad avenue at Twenty-second and Twenty- third streets. At Twenty-second street Jaffa will give 34,92 square feet of ground and at Twenty-third street 48.28 feet. Under the law the city will pay the cost of making the corners round. Council passed finally an ordinance amending the zoning code and establishing for local business purposes the properties at the following locations: Nos. 128-30 East Sixth avenue; 1228-30 Seventh avenue; 1300-02 Seventh avenue; 1220-31 Seventh avenue;/ 1301-03 Seventh avenue; 1200-02 Fourth avenue; 2412-18 Broad avenue, and 901 to 807 Twenty-third avenue. An ordinance was passed for the paving of, Twenty-third n,lley, between Ninth and Tenth streets, and for water mains as follows: Nineteenth street, Crawford to Bell avenues; Walton avenue, Hagerty street to the eastern city line, and Pleasant Valley avenue. Twentieth to Twenty- sixth streets. Legislation was introduced for the paving of Industrial avenue, between Twenty-fifth street and a point 10( feet east of Twenty-sixth street, and revising the grade of Fifth alley Juntata, Seventh to Eighth streets. MRS. JOHNSTON IS CALLED BY DEATH Mrs. Laura Lang Johnston, widow of William N. Johnston, died at 2 o'clock this morning at her home, 417 Wayne street, Hollidaysburg. Her death was due to a complication of diseases. She had been suffering for several weeks with Intestinal indigestion but at no time was her condition serious until yesterday morning, when she suffered a severe attack which was followed by a collapse. Mrs. Johnston was born in Blair township, near Hollidaysburg, July 15. 185-1. She was united in marriage to William N. Johnston in the year 1871!. She had resided in Hoilidaysburg ever since. These children survive: Mrs. Annie Johnston Leader, Harry L. Johnston and Mrs. Frank U. Bricker, all of Altoona: Charles V. Johnston of Brooklyn, N. Y., un'd Miss Mary Keyes Johnston ut home. She Is .also survived by one brother, J. Calvin Lang, of Hollidaysburg, and one sister, Mrs. Minnie Koon of Tyrone: Mrs. Johnston was a life-long member of the Presbyterian church of Hollidaysburg, Funerul services will be held ut the home Thursday afternoon at Z3U o'clock and will be in charge of the Rev. T. Stacy Capers, the family pastor. Interment will be made in the Presbyterian c.emi-tcry at Hollidays- l/ui'K. 'The remains may be viewed MIIV tii-'-> after 5 o'clock Wednesday af'U-i noun. CHURCH TO HAVE NEW COMMISSION the costs. Mike Ugela, a resident of "Dogtown," the portion of Coupon within Blair county, an aged man walking (Continued on Page 16) MRS. HOOVER RECOVERS; WHEEL CHAIR DISCARDED WASHINGTON, D. C., June 3.— Mrs. Hoover has recovered sufficiently from the back injury she suffered two months ago to discard her wheel chair. This became l<nown last night when the president and first lady entertained forty-four distinguished guests at a state dinner honoring Dr. Enrique Olaya, president-elect of Colombia. It was the first time in four months that Mrs. Hoover has attended a formal White House function. Before her injury, she suffered from- a cold. The dinner was attended by virtually all of the cabinet ' members, their wives, other officials and a number of the president's friends (By United Press.) IONIA, Mich., June 3—Armed with razors and knives, thirteen desperate Inmates of the state reformatory for the criminally insane here today made a successful break for "freedom. Five of the thirteen were known as killers, authorities said. With the entire countryside in arms, private citizens joined with posses of ieputy sheriffs, state troopers and vigilantes in the search for the ed- caped madmen. Two of the prisoners, Charles Kenney and Isizan Czordas, later were captured. The men made- their escape when they threatened to kill Eugene Owen, night superintendent of the hospital, whom they had captured and were holding prisoner. Owen Captured by Ruse. After capturing Owen and two night guards through a cunning- ruse, the thirteen madmen unlocked cells in which 131 other prisoners were housed. These men, however, chose to remain behind, passing up their opportunity to break for liberty. About 3 o'clock one of the inmates of the dormitory in which the men were housed called to U. S. Davis and Bart Hall, night guards, and told them some of the prisoners were sawing the window bars. "You better-come In here and stop them," they advised. The guards called Superintendent Owen and the three .'men rushed into the cell. As they did so the thirteen madmen overpowered them. Davis and Hall were bound, and their keys, taken from them. Then, after unlocking other cells and inviting other prisoners to join in the break, the thirteen started for the main gate of the reformatory, taking Owen with Score Die as Boat Founders With several bodies recovered and many more missing:, people are believed to have been drowned when the ferry »?at Ameco foundered off Santa Monica, Calif., near Los Angeles. V"*?**™ aboard. The upper picture shows life guards trying to resuscitate one of the victims; below Is a picture of the Aroeco. taken before the cll.siistcr. them. Communications Cut. As the group passed along communication wires were cut. At the gate the men approached the guard. Two held Owen while two others-held razors agalnat his throat. The guari} .was told to open the gate or Owen.,.wpuYd > be killed. He l >K*' | " . . swung open the men fled into the darkness, leaving Owen behind. Because of the broken communication facilities, some delay was encountered in spreading an alarm. Dr. P. C. Robertson, superintendent of the reformatory, was aroused. He immediately ordered all available prison guards to start a search and a mes senger was sent to notify Sheriff Wil Ham Franch. , tyithln a short time 100 or more men were aiding in the search. Sheriff Franch ordered out all his deputies and a call was placed for state troopers from East Lansing. Private citizens, fearing their homes were in jeopardy with the desperate killers roaming about, armed themselves and aided in the hunt. Dr. Robertson expressed . belief all the men would be recaptured soon. (By United Press.) CINCINNATI, June 3.—A church devoid of Internal bickerings, scandals and litigation, was envisioned by the 142nd 'Presbyterian general assembly today as it began consideration of overtures concerning the church judicial commission, the Presbyterian supreme court. If tlie overtures were adopted, and this seemed eel-tain, the judicial committee which is elected by a majority vote of presbyteries, would be made permanent and would be vested will; authority to alter the church form of government. A report accompanying- the overture said "the plan would insure absolute fairness, justice and righteousness in the ti-iul of c-uses." adding that it "would take away from the hubbub of the general assemblies the annual problem of immature action on all questions." The commission, if established permanently, the report suid, will insure the reputation, character, properly and standing of ministers, elders, and c-liurches. It will stop schisms, minimize litigation. insure justice and bring peace and quiet to the church. The report wast subr.-Mted after the assembly rejected » prop»Kul to strike PLAN TO ABANDON WATERSJED ROADS Viewers Appointed by Court Will Recommend Eliminating Mill Run and Homer Gap Highways. Viewers appointed by the court to make a recommendation for tho vacation of highways in Mill run and Homer gap held their final hearing this morning at City hall and Hied their decisions. On the petition of city council for the vacation of the Mill run road the viewers named by the court were Attorney Hays W. (? ul P. Nelson Kelm and J. M. Delozier. The viewers decided to recommend that this road be vacated from the point where It intersects with what Is known as the Horner road to the intersection with the state highway or Buckhorn road. This highway Is used comparatively little and its vacation ,as a public highway will be a great help to the city authorities in keeping trespassers off the former Allegheny watershed on Mill run. In the event that it is required at any future time as a detour in the case of repairs or the rebuilding of the state road, it can be made available for the purpose. Mr. Culp, Mr. Keim and Alex Weir ./ere made the viewers named for the vacation of the Homer gap road, extending from Highland Fling to the Mauley farm. This is also a road that is used but little and since it likewise traverses watershed territory, the viewers decided to recommend that it be vacated. There were no objections llled at the final hearing, which was held at the police court room this morning. The viewers had recently gone over the respective territories. CONNECTICUT PILOT IS TRYING FOR NEW HONORS from th (CuulmueU ou •rian Confession of i'J) WATER IS TURNED INTOJESERVOIR Kittanning Point Basin, Under Repairs for Long Time, Shortly Will Be Placed In Service Again. Water was turned into the Kittanning Point reservoir yesterday afternoon for the purpose of flushing the basin, which has been under extensive Improvements during the past year. The flushing process will be continued for some days until the reservoir and the pipe lines have been given a thorough cleansing. In the remodeling operations a blow- off was provided at the impounding- dam, so that it is possible to discharge the water which is very muddy intp the outside channels and thus it will not come in contact with the water that is being used in the service in the GIFT TO CAMPAIGN MORALOBLIGATION A. W. Bonitz, Surprise Contributor to Davis - Brown Fund, Says State Politics Needed Gleaning. (By United Press.) PITTSBURGH, June 3.—A. W. Bonitz, Pittsburgh brick manufacturer, who gave almost $100,000 to the Davis- Brown campaign fund, according to testimony before the senate campaign investigating committee yesterday, said today he gave the money as a "moral obligation" and expressed willingness to appear before the senate committee. "Certainly I gave the amounts listed in the report from the senatorial Investigating committee," Bonitz said. "I gave them because I considered the politics -pf Pennsylvania needed a cleaniitgj'tijfn, It was a motal obllga- tlbn with''**." •- —mV ••••-.•v^,^..A • Bonitz who gave $98,750, of the 5366,144 total listed for the Davis-Brown forces, denied that he had been given anything or promised anything for contributing such a large sum of money. He was the largest contributor in the primary campaign with the exception of Senator Joseph R. Grundy, who gave $92,100 to his own cause. "When the campaign was ready to get under way some of my friends oame to me and said they neea-ed a man to raise; the campaign funds for western Pennsylvania," Bonitz said. "Money was a little tight at times, and when there were any deficits to be met, I paid them out of my own pocket." "When I took the job of raising money I considered it a moral obligation. If I couldn't get it from other contributors, I decided it was my job to get It, so I put it in myself. "And another thing, I will welcome a subpoena to come before the senatorial investigating committee to tell them the same story." The committee called several persons yesterday to testify concerning funds in the successful campaign of Secretary of Labor James J. Davis for the Republican nomination for senate. According to political' observers Bonitz has never been publicly recognized as a financial or political power In the field of Republican campaigns. His connection with the Davis-Brown campaign came as a surprise. The record of expenditures and con trlbutlons revealed Bonitz made four separate contributions. One of $10,000 was made to the Davis-Brown Allegheny county committee. Three other contributions, for $70,000, $15,000 and $1,750, respectively, were made to the western Pennsylvania Brown-Davis committee. AHM DEEPLY I.ACEJJATED. Edna Teeter, aged 25, of 400 Ruskln Drive, suffered a deep laceration of the right arm at her home yesterday afternoon when she tripped and fell the member striking a piece of glass which severed a vein and an artery The two blood vessels and the laceration were stitched in the Mercy hos pital dispensary. GANGSTERS CROWD CHICAGO JAILS Apprehensive of Wholesale Massacres, Police Engage In Great Roundup of Gunmen and Hoodlums., city. The flow of water from the two BETHANY. Conn.. June 3.—Gus Oral', veteran Connecticut pilot, was believed flying steadily southward today in his home-made airplane "De K" in an unheralded effort, to set new distance, duration and economy records for light planes. Graf appeared unexpectedly at Bethany airdrome late yesterday, loaded his monoplane with 160 gallons of gasoline, and took off at 6.27 p. m. "I'm heading south," lie .said. "1 don't Know how fur 1 can go. but don't expect to heai- from me for at ieaut twenty-four boui-s." streams which feed the city's system is at present just about equal to the city's consumption. Both the impounding dam and Lake Altoona are as full as they can b" made at present, the riprap operations at the lake preventing filling the big basin to its caducity until this work is completed. As soon as the upper reservoir and lines have been thoroughly flushed it will be filled and the water will be given the opportunity to settle and be subjected to tha purifying Influences of the sun and air before it is used. The water will then be subjected to frequent analysis to assure its purity and it will be chlorinated, as has been customary for quite a number of years past. The removal of a large amount of silt from the Kittanning reservoir lias increased the capacity by several million gallons. Water bureau officials have been desirous of getting this reservoir into service as soon as possible, for it is the only one by which the elevated sections in the city can be served without pumping. The pumps have been used at Lake Altoona since the middle of last summer and this is a constant expense. \VKATHKU FOUECAST. WASHINGTON, D. C., June 3.— Western Pennsylvania—Fair and continued warmer tonight; Wednesday, partly clody. probable local thundershowers in extreme north portion. Eastern Pennsylvania—Fair tonight alirt Wednesday; not much change in tempeiuture; moderate west and southwest winds. (By United Press.) CHICAGO, June 3.—Apprehensive est wholesale massacres follow the flare-up of gang warfare that took six lives over the week-end, police moved srviftly in a roundup of hood- urns and gunmen, and today Chicago lails were crowded with suspects. Nearly 200 men, most of them alien Sicilians, were in custody early today, being held for scrutiny by federal immigration authorities who have been asked to resort to deportation wherever possible in order that Chicago may be ridded of undesirable persons. During the night police squads cruised about the city, moving in mass formation against places known to be Haunts Of gunmen and gang member*. Two of "Scarface Al" Capone's gangsters were run down and captured in a sensational chase shortly after the big drive got under way. With another Capone henchman, who escaped, they were believed to be on their way to avenge the deaths of the three gangsters who died in a. Fox Lake resort hotel Sunday morning as machine gun bullets raked a dining table where they were having a party. The three hoodlums, eacn driving his own car, were racing south on Clark street when a police squad caught sight of them. In the chase that followed the second and third automobiles were headed off and pushed into the curb. Frank Diamond, in the first car, outdistanced the pursuing police machine and escaped. Israel Andelman, alias Alderman, former Detroit kidnaper, and Frank Foster, were pulled from the other machines and taken to the detective bureau, where they admitted they recently had transferred their allegiance from the George "Bugs" Moran gang to one of the gangs allied with that of Capone. Other notorious gangsters arrested included "Machine Gun" Jack McGurn, a Capone "big shot;" James Belcaatro, reputed bomber, and Ralph (Continued on Page 13) SWIMMING POOL WILL BE OPENED WEDNESDAY Announcement was made today at the offices of the city park and recreation commission that the Prospect pool will be opened at noon tomorrow, with Reuben Craw as general manager and Paul Davidson as lifeguard. The Memorial park pool will not be opened until later in the week. Water was turned into the pool on Sunday and "the warm sunshine will have a tendency to temper it, so that the pool will be in good shape for service tomorrow. The installation of the new diving board has been completed. CANNON PR! RIGHT JJPPROl Southern Methodist Challenges Power of mission to Quiz flint At Anti-Smith Campaign, ALL OTHER QUESTION* 4 ARE FREELY ANSWERfflt Denies Paid Lobbying' an£ Says Church Board Is tntet* ested Mainly In Prohibition^ War and Peace, | BULLETIN. •>] WASHINGTON, D. C., Jm»« &— 1 Despite warnings of contempt pr** V ceedlngs. Bishop Cannon, claiming j he was being persecuted, thf« »** J ternnon flatly refused to tell tn* ' senate committee of hii» acthritte* t in the anti-Smith campaign. t (By Cnlted Press.) WASHINGTON, D. C., June &-* With a te«^nical protest, fiishdff James Cannon, **~'-~- of the Metbodtt* Episcopal church, ^,^th, went 5efot* the senate lobby committee today V& t testify concerning his anti-Smith «u**^ paign activities. The bishop, recently absolved by Methodist conference in Texas of wrongdoing in his political or stodt market activities, told the committe* at the outset he wanted it understood. he was appearing of hia own free Wttti Cannon eagerly answered all t!«, earlier questions regarding his porf*. tion in the church and his work, sum made no reference at first to hi* state-f ment challenging the committee's »n£- f thority on the ground It lacked Jurii* diction to investigate him. "^ '. Cannon told the committee th« «n* t nual revenue of the board of tenlpttif ance and social service, which tiK heads, is about 515,000 or $16,OOO * year. - . Receives Jfo Salaryv T.^ "I am chairman of the board,. but~1C' t , _~A',' not «* CONGRESS RUNS TRUE TO FORM IN OVERRIDING HOOVER'S VETO By DAVID LAWRENCE. (Copyright, 1930, by Altoona Mirror.) WASHINGTON, D. C., June 3.— Congress has run true to form in insisting upon increasing pensions for war veterans notwithstanding the veto of President Hoover. Other presidents have had the same experience and usually pension bills have gone through over presidential vetoa on the eve of congressional or presidential elections. President Hoover's objection to paying pensions to those who were the victim of social diseases, alcoholism and so forth, developed during the period of war service, were brushed aside by congress and it is now probable that, with a precedent established, legislation of similar character will be sought by the veterans of other wars. The pension problem is in its infancy. The "World war veterans through their organizations are beginning to agitate for pensions in addition to the adjusted compensation or soldiers bonus already given. Veterans of the World war. however, have been given $100 a month tor total disabilities, while veterans of the Spanish war receive only SoO a month. The measure had been passed unanimously by both houses and while there were many members of congrt.-ri.> who sympathized with the pttrticuUi objections voiced by President Hoover, they felt they could not lose sight of the main purposes of the bill. Nevertheless, there were senators who thought that the violation of the moral law should not be punished by the government through withholding pensions. Senator Connally of Texas, who led the fight, declares for example that the Spanish war was fought by boys exposed to all kinds of dangers and temptations through being Bent away from home and that the government should pay the consequences. It was one of the most extraordinary debates on pension legislation that congress has ever witnessed. It was easy, to see that in an election year few members of congress were willing to go to the people of their districts on the broad issue of social evils which had left their mark during the last thirty-two years, especially since most of the veterans are now fifty years old or thereabouts. President Hoover's main objection was that absolute "need" as well as disability should be a basis for pensions. "This bill" he said "breaks down that exclusion and opens the door lor claims of disability incurred at anytime m the life of the pensioner arising from social diseases, alcoholism, drug liabils. and so forth. Ccrtiiiuly such claims for public help cannot fairly be based upon sacrifice to the iCoutiuued. oil Page 13) have never received any salary, no*? have I received any money fbr irtT prohibition work In thirty years," fcf < told Senator Walsh, Democrat. Mtafer. tana, who was acting as cbsirm- ••"" the absence of Senator Caraway, ocrat, Arkansas. "Our annual a raents are J24.000, but we usnaHy lect only two-thirds of that." . 0>nly two members of the connnl' of five were present, Walsh, and * ator Blaine, Republican, Wisci the only wet member. Caraway i* ArUansas, where he Is sonedoledv^ make a commencement address, •woHjf Senators Robinson, RepubUcan, ^Jtt-'',; diana, and Borah, Republican-. MBm*^ were attending the executive ManM^, of the foreign relations committee, a^g^; "Our expenditures are wholly fafji office rent, postage, printing, **P*>\ traveling expenses," Cannon Mtwjg, 1 ,; 4'We send letters to congresarnmis« about legislation in which we are ta*j-. terested and circularize the church. ,' 'J"What legislation are you tnterest^iP in?" asked Walsh. Interested In Many. - .' > ; "Prohibition, peace and war v the b|B on obscene literature, encouraging ,__ defeat of the Lausanne treaty,, indBfft trial relations, marriage and dhr—"-*•' I think that is all. ProhibWon war and peace are the must tant." When 'asked about hia lobby ties, th'e bishop said: "I want it understood 1 am, , lobbyist in the sense of being paldL-jD has not been my practice to lobb—- ia sonally very much, even In th* ^ I was legislative superintendent of Anti-Saloon league before -tl—' Wayne B. Wheeler came to Wi ton. "I never saw congressmen much. I used to send general let but not to any one In particular.. , "In 1926 a secretary was elected; our board- and our assessment ~~ doubled. We decided to hire a c. tary. Previously the church board been active only Indirectly, expls* the attitude of the church ahout ous matters of legislation and ,things which came up from- timfli time. I needn't say our activities creased in 1926 but the secretary , gan to attend the annual con"—-- ot the church*". Challenges Authority- Later'Bishop Cannon challenged, authority of the committee to *~~ into hia activities in the an campaign of 1938. While Cannon did not'directly fuse to answer, he 'raised th* qt'"" of the committee's junadictipu a,., had spent nearly two hours la witness chair freely ana wait Ing , other questions about his attempts; influence prohibition and so*cajl moral legislation. "I was simply an individual in thus campaign against G< Smith," said Cannon "I believe 1—_,__, a unique campaign and not cQunec,teft ,* with any legislation whatever. "I did openly oppose Governor because he has always been ed with the liquor traffic." The questioning had not as far as Cannon's use of $65,300 nished him by E. C. Jameson, York financier, for anti-Smith ^_ when the bishop dropped the crutch 1 had been fingering and declared committee had nu authority to go the presidential campaiga. The particular question he pai was: "You were influential in Asheville, North Carolina, It was propounded by acting (Contiuued oo. Page 13J CONGRESS TODA7. • By ruiuo seuute- Coiumues debate on tariff Foreign relations couiuiitM* ers London naval treaty in • session. Lobby James Camion, jr. questions Agriculture commuted against drug division of department. Talces up bilU courl ^QUgnmou. Naval aa'airs un P*c tor relief of cQiumiU««

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