Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on June 4, 1930 · Page 1
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ESTABLISHED JUNfi 13, MM, ALf OONA, PA>, WBBNfiSDAY EVENING, JUNE 4, 1930. ENDS LAtiORS OF GREATEST Diplomas Distributed Among 506 Students Following Annual Graduation fixer, cises of School. LAST MID-YEAR GROUP INCLUDED IN NUMBER Dr. George D. Robb Officiates for -Last Time as Principal of Altoona High School. Tributes Given. I A revised list of the members of [the graduation class will be.found on page 8 of this Issue, and the addresses of the honor student* as delivered at the commencement last evening will be found on page 7. STUDENT LEADERS i Clad In the traditional black caps and gowns of scholastic accomplishment, 595 senior, iludents of the Altoona High school,- comprising the largest class <n the history of the institution, were graduated at the fifty- fourth annual commencement exercises of the school hejd last evening. The exercises were conducted In the Roosevelt Junior High school audi- tbrlum which was filled to capacity by the attendance of the parents of ^the graduates, the faculty of the school, the board of education and a few friends. With the exercises given by' njeans of a public address system inHhe Senior High school auditorium a, number of persons gathered there While innumerable others heard the program by" means of radios. "The exei'clses last evening marked the passing of the last of the midyear graduating classes of the city schools. The addition of the mid-year students and those who had attended the former Juniata High school resulted in , the unusually large class of graduates and the number is expected to stand aa a record for several years at least. Tributes Paid Dr. Kobb. Dr. George D. Robb officiated for the last time as principal of the Altoona High school during the exercises last evening, retiring this year after thirty- seven years as head, of the school. A tribute, to his years of service wad • paid by Superintendent R. E, Laramy during tH6 evening and he was the subject of special mention In the .valedictory address. Members of the graduating class marched Into the auditorium, after the audience was seated, to the processional "Priests March" by Mendelssohn, played by the school orchestra. The young women members of the class and the honor students • took seats on the stage while the young men of the class occupied the first of the auditorium main floor seats! The auditorium stake was decorated with small palms, ferns and bouquets, ranged along the footlights^ ' /Honor Students Speak. The divine blessing was invoked on tho asaemolage by Rev. Elmer F. Ilgonfrltz, pastor, of Grace Methodist church, the salutatory address "Poetry Men and Boys Enjoy" delivered by Gregory Buechele, following. The six addresses, given by honor students of tho class, will be found complete In another part of today's Mirror. In addition to the salutatory address they were: "Better Music for Altoona" by Emma Tlllle Berman; "The Junior College" by Helen Louise Fleck; "History of Altoona High School" by Dorothy Marie Summers; "Child Welfare" by Evelyn Ruth Alkey, and the valedictory' addi-ess "Facta Non Verba" ("Deeds Not Words") by John Jacob Stark. • The musical program presented during the evening by tho several High school organizations, tho ncliool orchestra, Girls' Glee club, Boys.' octet, and the violin solo by Mario Del Bianco, presented under the direction of Howard W. Llndaman, head of the music department, and Miss Alma M. ISberle, were greatly enjoyed by the audience. Superintendent R. E, Laramy paid tribute to Dr. Robb and-his record as principal of the highest of the city schools and then presented the W. F. Setters gold medals, provided for the two leading honor students, to John Stark and Gregory Buechele. Awards Are Presented. Dr. Robb presented the other awards. John Stark received tho silver cup provided by A. R. Patrick, local jeweler, for the student doing the 1 most for the school. The highest athletic award was made to Joseph Clifford, whose name will be inscribed on the Brumbaugh athletic trophy cup, as being the most valuable athlete of the school. Announcement of the three Bcholar- ship awarda of the Girls' league to Margaret George, Adaline Whitsell and Agnes Schoeh, was made and debate awards wen; given to James Murphey, I3l8i« Findlay, Margaret George, Margaret Lang, Dorothy Jane Detwiler, Jphn Murphey, Martha Vaughn (Continued on Page 17) JOHN JACOB STARK, 1 Valedictorian. Index to Today's News Page 2—Hero worship la subject of -In the business world of to- talk. Page 3 day. Page 4— South American tour described. Error-grams. Page 6— Continued story, "The Hag ged Princess." Page 6— Local students given diplomas. Page 7— Student speakers mark * graduation. / Page 8— lidltorial, Timely Topics, The Saunterer, etc. 8— This and That. Pago 10 — Society, church and fra- AWARDS MAM4T JR:HM SCHOOL American Legion Medals, V. >. W. Silver Ottps and Medal Provided by b. A. fe. Are Given Students. ROOSfcVELT "R" PINS mSTRiBUTEDjX) 119 Basketball Players and Cheerleaders Receive Letters at Final Assembly of Term Today. ? • v Photos by the Van Zandt Studio. GKKGOKY~M. BUECHELE, Snlutatorian. CLOSE PLANK ROAD, TO PDBLK_TRAyEL Contractors Announce Necessity of Detouring for More Than Two Months Because of Rebuilding Program. The Blair county highway, known as the Plank road, tho contract for the building of a part of which by tho state and county jpintly was recently awarded to Edwin H. and Lynn A. Brua, jr., of Hollldaysburg, was closed at Good's lane this morning. It will be entirely closed to a point near Alto- Reste Burial park and from the cemetery to the intersection of the Plank road, the road leading^ to Fort Fetter and the road leading to Spring Meadow, it wiU be open from the south to local traffic. The Messrs. Brua contracted to do the job in fifty working days which means about three months, to opening. While the actual grading and paving will likely be completed by July 4 or shortly thereafter, it must have time to euro and tho contractors utilize the curing time to cleaning up and the building of tho berm. There are no bridges on the portion to be built but there is considerable grading for the elimination of curves and light grades. The new road will be of concrete, eighteen feet wide, and is part of program which the state and county started to work out some years ago when the city Hne reached only to Thirty-first street. At the time the section from Thirty-first street to the Driving park was bu(lt. Later another section from Plank road creasing to Good's lune was built. Most of the former sections are now within the cityv«llmlts. The Plank road, a former toll turnpike, was taken over by the county .soon after the passage of the Sproul good roads law when counties were (Continued on Page 13) • Roosevelt Junior High ' school students gathered this morning in the school auditorium for the final assembly of the term, the. presentation of the Roosevelt "R" pins, basketball and cheerleader letters and four awards made by organizations/ ot the city, featuring the closhv exercises. A total of 119 students received either the first, second' or third of the Roosevelt "R" pins while twelve members of the basketball team of the past season and three boys -and three girls wfio served .as cheerleaders received school letters as a reward for their activities. The awards provided by organizations outside the school were made by the Charles R. RWan .post of the American Legion and the Ladies auxl- iary of the post, the James L. Noble post of the>Veterans 6f Foreign Wars, and the John R. Proctor chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Legion Aledals Awarded. The Legion awards consisted of two jronzo medals, the boy's provided by ,he men's organization and the girl's >y the Ladles auxiliary. The awards are made to eighth grade students on a basis of honor, courage, leadership, service and scholarship. v ' Alec Notopoulos received the boy's medal and, Patricia Maguire received .he girl's medal. ,. The presentation of the medals was made by Attorney Homer 1. Smith, a past commander Of the Charles R. Sowan post. Mr. Smith compared the preparation of boys and girls for the service of their country with the preparation required by a football team for various defenses. Education of students in the qualifications on 1 which ;he , medal awards are .based, Is the aest possible preparation of defense of any .country. Presents V. f. W. Cups. Two silver cups, provided by the James L. Noble post for the>winners oi the recent "Patriotism" essay contest conducted at the school, were presented to Helena Samuels, representative of divisions Nos. 28, 29 and 30, which prepared a composite essay which was judged the best of the ntnth grade essays, and to Robert Kite of the eighth grade. Prizes of ' money, which were also provided for the contests, were awarded several weeks ago. Announcement was made by Pijincipa W. H. Burd that the Colonel John R. Proctor chapter of the D. A. R. gold medal, awarded to the eighth grade student having the highest standing in American history, had been awarded to Dorothy Hess. The medal will be received by the student at the September meeting of the chapter. . Presentation of the , athletic, letters was made to the basketball playejs by Fred Davis, coach. . Those receiving the letters were Morris Patt, Samue Merln, captain; Ralph Plunket, James Dodson, -Harold Miller, . Sheldon Eft- ringer, William Stewart, Orville Fluke Kenneth Yeager, William Miles, Alfred Shamas and Harold Franks. Presentation of letters to the cheerleaders was made by Robert L. Luse WOULD BLOCK MERGER. Attorneys tot "'fcatori .Begin taking Deposition* from Steel Officials. ' NfiW YC-Mk, June 4.—taklrig of depositions from officials of the Beth- ehem Steel cOrpor«(tiofi was begun today, bjt attorneys of Cytus S. Eaton, mid-west steel magnate, in hla at- errtt to block th6 proposed consolidation of 1 Bethlehem Steel corporation 1th the Ybungstown Sheet A Tube Co. Baton, who Is a large stockholder of he Youngstown -concern, has been fighting the proposed merger on grounds that it was unfair to Youhgs- owri'stockholders. The merger recent- y was overwhelmingly ratified by the alter'a stockholders. Charles M. Schwab, chairman of the Sethlehem Steel corporation, was t[ues-, lond by Harry Crawford, counsel f Or Baton. Ih answer to a question as to his association with Julius Kennedy, Schwab said that he had known Kennedy for several years when he was connected with the Carnegie Steel corporation. Schwab also said that he md asked Kennedy for his Youngs,own' Sheet proxy to vote at the nerger meeting at the suggestion of Sugene .Grace, president of Beth- 'ehem. ' Kennedy, he said, did not want to vote his stock because of the embar- •asslng conditions surrounding the merger. He said he would rather sell his stock, but Schwab told him not to do so. ternal news. / Pages 14, 15 and 16— Sports. Page J7— Business^ market financial news. Page 18 and 19— Correspondence. 20 and 21-ClassiHecl. 2i-"Qut and SHRINERS GOING . TO BIG CONCLAVE Juffa temple, Ancient Arabic Ordei Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, will be represented at tho imperial conclave to bo held at Toronto, Can., next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday by only Us olTlciul representatives, Potentate Lynn McG. Moses, Past Potentate John C. Calhoun, Dr. Jolm C. Nugent and Charles S. Blackburn Jaffa Shrinurs are now looking ahead to the formal dedication ot their handsome new mosque, now nearhif completion, at Broad avunue anc Twenty-second street, sometime nexi September and for this reason the various units of the temple will not attend the conclave. They are bent on making the coming event one of great splendor and eclat and are devoting their time and energy to the dedicatory event. Mr. Moses, accompanied by Mrs Moses, will depart tomorrow i'or Toronto, traveling overland. The other represt-ntatives will also make the trip by automobile and will Ue accom panied by theli wives. Messrs. Calhoun and Blackburn will leave Sat urday morning as will also Dr. Nugen' who will be accompanied on the trip by Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Anderson. Illustrious Potentate Moses laM mid night greeted members of Medina! on fuy« lit; (Continued Page 17) HARRY M. DETRICK EXPIRES AT HOME ._ x | _ | _ I _ L- t Prominent Roaring Spring Git. 'izen and Paper Mill Superintendent Succumbs to Lengthy Illness. Harry M. Detrick, for sixty-three years' a. resident of Roaring Spring and for more than half a century identified with the manufacture of paper In his adopted town, died at his home on Main street this morning at 2.30 o'clock, Mr. Detrick had been in .poor health for a year or more but his-condition only became critical two weeks READY FOR EARLY YOTEJJ TARIFF enate Is Getting Weary of Debate and Republican Leaders Expect Decision Toinorrow or friday. DEMOCRATIC CHIEFTAINS UNWILLING TO FIX TIME Tote Depends Much on Disposition of Points of Order Senator Barkley Insists He Will Make. By NATHAN ROBERTSON, Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, D. C.. June 4.—An arly vote in the senate on the Hawey-Smoot tariff bill appeared likely to- lay as debate 'dwindled and Republi- :an leaders attempted to obtain an agreement to vote tomorrow or Friday. , The senate showed clearly It Is tired f debating the' measure, which has een pending before congress foF~a ear and a half. Few senators cared o speak. Nevertheless Democratic leaders reused to limit debate or set any time ago. He was born at Pattonville, now CLASS D1ELLS ON HISTOM TOWN Williamsburg High Schoo Graduates Its Largest Class and Program Was of Much Local Interest. Commencement exercises of the class of 1630 of the Willlamsburg High school were held on Tuesday evening, June 3, !n the Presbyterian church. The processional, with Dean Fay at the pipe organ, was the beginning of the program with Regis Kifer and Jean Smith leading the junior class, who formed along each side of the isle and let the senior class pass through. Just in front of the class were the flower bearers in the persons of Billy Lewis and Nancy Simpson who each carried a basket of red rosebuds. The class was followed by the faculty of the Hlgli school and the board of education and two of the ministers who had a part on tho program. The invocation was given by the Rev. Lev! K. Zlegler, pastor of the Church of the Brethren. The welcome was given by James Shaffer, the first honor student of the class, who stated in part that those assembled were witnessing the last meeting of this large class together. We have striven to make this the largest and best class that ever graduated from the Willlanisburg High school. He thanked all who had a , part in any way\ of making their financial side of the class a success and In helpii.g them take their trip to Washington, D. C. An oration, "The Indian and Pioneer of Williamsburg," was very ably given by A. Dean Fay. He said our country was uncivilized in the early ages. The entire Juniata valley was formerly inhabited by tribes of Indians such as the Shawnees,' Delawares, Monsies and the Tuscaroia tribes. The Kanoe, Menks and Iroquois had come In from the western lands and settled in this eastern section of the country. They were usually sociable and Kind. The white people settled in this locality aboul 1790, and were of Scotch Irish descent And settled at Water Street, then a trading post. He spoke of the different massacres by the Indians such us the Dean massacre, 13> Loysburg, March 17, 1861, the son of James and Rachel Detrick, both now deceased, and at the age of six years came to Roaring Spring with his parents and attended the schools, until reaching the age of 17, when he was employed by the Morrison & Bare Paper company, later the D. M. Bare Paper company. Mr. Detrick soon worked his way up and for many years had been the superintendent of production, practically having charge of the production of the enormous output of finished product of that mill. He was a public spirited citizen and took an active part in every movement for ,the advancement of his town. The Detrick family took a deep interest in the work of the Methodist church both in the old structure now ownec by the Mennonite congregation, and was largely instrumental in erecting the present edifice on Bast Main street. '' He was a Republican in politics and always took an active part 4n elections, although he never aspired to public office, except locally. He servec for seventeen years as a member ol the board of education and renderec valuable service. For sixteen years he served as a trustee of the Nason hospital and contributed liberally of his means and time to the institution, in which he was greatly Interested. He was a member of the state Republics^ conimlttee' and helped nominate Governor S. W. Pennepacker. ' Mr. Detrick was also widely known in Building and Loan association activities and helped organize the Roaring Spring association, of which he was always a director, as well,-as of a number of other county associations He was of a conservative disposition and his advice was freely sought. Mr. Detrick was united in marriage in the fall of 1888, with Miss Alice Imler, who survives. They resided in the old Detrick nome on Main street anc later erected^for themselves a com modious home on the' same site, thus having resided at the same place for a periad of sixty-three years. In his immediate family there were six children. One brother and one sister survive: Frank Detrick of 17K Sixth avenue, Altoona, and Mrs. David S. Kauffman of Roaring Spring. He was a member of Model lodge No. 856 I. O. 0. F. Funeral services will be conducted at the home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, in charge of Rev. Dr. George S. Womer, pastor of Trinity Methodis church, who will be assisted by Rev Clarence V. Naugle, pastor of St Luke's Lutheran church. Intermen will be made in the Greenlawn ceme tery. AMERICAN CITIZEN IS MEXICAN BANDIT VICTIM WASHINGTON, D. C., June 4.— Consul Maurice W. Altaffer informec the state department today "in a tele gram from Nogales, Sonora, tha Charles Koehler, an American citizen had been murdered June 2 by Mexican bandits at the Silver Plujne mine twenty-five miles south of Cananea Sonora. Altaffer said the murderers were be lieved to have been formerly employe by Koehler at the mine. The stat department has no record of Koehler' American address. The dead man wa about 50 years old. GREAT TRIBUTE TO BE PAID DR. ROBB Retiring High School Principal to Be Honored by Alumni With Reception on Friday Evening. PUBLIC OFFICIALS TO JOIN IN HONORING HIM Judge Patterson, Mayor Me- Mtirray, Isaiah Scheeline and a Host of Others Will Make Addresses. RELINQUISHES POST or the vote. .Whether or not an Igreement is reached it appeared llke- y the senate will vote by Friday on at least one of the .two conference re>orts now pending. Depends on Barkley. The vote on the other one, contain- ng agreements on most of the 1,200 terns in dispute between the two louses, depends upon what disposition s made of the points of order which Senator Barkley, Democrat, Kentucky, ilans to make against it. Barkley's Democratic colleagues have ittempted to persuade him not to make he points of order, but he said today he will insist upon offering them. They will be based upon the corilen- ion the conferees exceeded their au- hority in four of^ their rate agreements. ' ft he does offer the points of order ;he final vote on the bill probably will not come until next week. The Re- mbllcans, however, still were hopeful :oday of disposing of the entire bill by the end of the week. Shows Many Protests. Meanwhile, the senate received from President Hoover in response to a resolution passed last week, a report showing that 170 protests against the pending bill, have been received from almost every country in'the world. The report showed that' since Sept. 5, 1929, twenty-three/.-countries have submitted thirty-seven protests, Previous to that 103 protests had~been received from thirty-six countries. Most of- the more recent communications have come from Switzerland and the Netherlands, The former has submitted nine and the latter seven, Canada has communicated with the state department about the bill five times, Spain and Italy, four; Austria, Egypt, France, Germany and Norway/ three times. j' One of-the pretests from Germany, expressing concern over the rates on crocks, upholstery, jewelry and leather said: "The seriousness of the economic situation of Germany, resulting from her constantly unfavorable trade bal(Continued on Page 13) CONCRETE IS POURED ON 52k5-FOOT STRETCH Dr. George D. Robb, who Is now TQ- tirlng from the principalshlp of the Altoona High school after a service of thirty-seven years, will be tendered a great rapeption on Friday evening, beginning at. 8 o'clock, by the members of the alumni, who will be joined by their husbands and wives and city and "county officials, in paying a fitting tribute to the distinguished educator. . ( , -•' Seated with Dr. Robb on the stage at the Senior High school auditorium during the exercises will be a representative from each of the thirty-seven classes which graduated during the period of his principalshlp which began in 1893. With them will be James C. Hughes, who was president of the school board when Dr. Robb began his service, and Miss Mary Clarkson of this city and Miss Jennie Matthews of the Peabody High school, the only surviving members of the faculty when lie began his service. Seats in front will be reserved for the present members of the school board, the faculty members, the principals of the otner schools in the city, press representatives and city and county officials. Devoid of Formalities. The whol^ affair will be as devoid of formality as It is possible to^.make It and those in charge of the arrangements want every member of the alumni to attend and not to await a formal invitation, for it is manifestly "impossible to ascertain the addresses of all. Attorney David.Perry, president of the alumni, will preside and the program will be as follows:' "My Country Tls of Thee"—ensemble, .accompanied by High school orchestra. Invocation—Rev. Ralph R. Miller, • '... class of 1913, pastor of Methodist CANNON PERSI IHBTR] Southern Methodiit Again Declines to, Anti-Smith 1928 Campaign, DB. GEORGE D. BOBB. ALL BUT THREE OF MADMEN CAPTURED ^_ Great Manhunt at. Ionia Ends With Ten Escaped Prisoners Taken : — Other's Get Away In Automobile. _ Approximately 525 'feet more of the 4,300-foot stretch!of the William Penn highway which must be lihished before the road will be reopened to traffic, was poured yesterday by the paving crew of the Clark Brothers Construction company on the east slope of the Cresson mountain, west <of the Muleshoe culvert, bringing the paved stretch to a point near the Prince Gallitzin spring when work was halted for the day. The paving crew started work yesterday morning at 6. o'clock and a record day's work was indicated until three of the fleet of trucks used in hauling materials from the supply base at Duncansville became disabled and considerable time was lost by the mixer thereby. Work was completed about 6 o'clock and was scheduled to be resumed early today. YesterdayJs pouring fell below that of Monday when a total of 537 feet was finished. Motorists are closely watching the progress being made on this highway link. OONNEAUT LAKE SEES SECOND SNOW IN WEEK ike church at Coalport. Welcome—by President Perry, Greetings—Judge Marlon D. Patterson Congratulations—Mayor John J. McMurray. Song—High school octet. Reading of letters and telegrajns—by the alumni president. Song—Elizabeth Caum Moffet, '16, accompanied by her sister. Martha Caum Gearhart, class of "18. Reminiscences of the good old times, everybody with a funny story to tell. Song—Walter McEldowney, class of (By United Press.) IONIA, Mich., June 4.—With all hut three of the thirteen madmen who yesterday escaped from the state hospital for the criminally insane here, back in custody today, the man hunt which was carried on for 24 hours was ended. The three men still at large are thought to have escaped In an automobile which was stolen early today at Butternut. Trace of the car, with three men in it, was picked up at Ithaca, and later at St. Johns, where It was racing south. The machine bears Michigan license No. 729-335. The three men still at large are Roy A. Wynkoop, aged 47, Henry Vaden, negro, aged 29, a murderer; and Gerald Badgley, aged 20. * Two men were captured early yesterday a few hours after the thirteen desperate men overpowered guards and fled from the hospital. Then last night officers began capturing the fugitives aa they came out of hiding after dark. Three were ,taken, and early today three in one group, including John Campbell, alleged ring leader, were captured near Orleans. The men tried to escape but stopped when deputy sheriffs fired over their heads. ;Mohamed Latis, aged 35, from Battle Creek, was arrested by city police at Owosso, where he was found on the streets, and Hobart Erickson, aged, 30, of Ironwood, sentenced on a charge of murdering his brother, was caught when-hunger pangs drove him to go to a farmhouse and ask for food. . The farmer notified Sheriff Francis M. Waldo of Montcalm county, who overtook Erickson on a road. He made no effort to evade arrest. Ericsson was the second fugitive Sheriff Waldo captured. With the round-up of most of the escaped prisoners completed weary members of/posses went home to rest LACK OF QUORUM THIS LINE OP Senator Walsh Drops Sat of |303 Used by Bi When He Says He Ci Understand Explanation. Jp • "" * <' By PAUL B. MAtlOJT, Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, D. C. t June Bishop James Cannon, jr., prohibit leader in the Methodist church. South, persisted today la &*»•, I refusal to divulge his anti-Smitfr tivHies in the 1928 presidential Pa'*"- ^ • i The examiner. Senator Thomas ft =: | Walsh, Democrat, Montana, that a quorum was not present, Cannon the committee could root ceed at this time and terminated Hne of inquiry. ' Walsh warned tRe bishop his might be considered a penal Cannon replied he realized that, must insist "on my "rights as fttt lean citizen." Claims Senator's Support. The bishop claimed the support- the absent Chairman Caraway Of in his refusal to ariswei? ; j He made a statement.. accompaniedTy^kari Irvin. after the ard5us work of yesterday and oo nf '(IK. ' Ia ??. nl Sht. ' class of '05. 'Hail, Hall, the Gang's All Here"— by everybody. Greetings from the alumni to Dr. Robb—by Isaiah Scheeline, class of '94. "Auld Lang Syne—ensemble. "Hello. Folks"—George D. Robb. Members of the classes will -be at the doors to extend all a hearty welcome to the festivities and events of the evening. The meekness with which the convicts surrendered was surprising to officers, who had expected the ^en to take desperate measures to prevent capture. The fact none was armed with a firearm, however, did much to bring about easy surrender, it was thought. COLLINS REELECTED AS DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN CONNEAUT LAKE, Pa., June 4,— For the second time in less than a week snow fiaa fallen here. Despite a heat wave in eastern Ohio and 'Pennsylvania, vacationiats awakened thia morning to view a light fall of snow. Snow also fell on Memorial day. However, the mercury had risen to 74 degrees at noon today. CONGRESS BUNDLE OF NERVES; MEMBERS EAGER TO GET AWAY liy UAV1U LAWKENCE. (Copyright, 1930. by Altoona Mirror.) WASHINGTON, D. C.. June 4.— .Congress Is a^bundle of nerves. The long slefc'e Is telling on the members. As the hot season approaches, senators and representatives are eager to get away. They have been in almost continuous session since the beginning of the Hoover administration. Last summer the farm relief bill and the tariff kept them busy. The end of the tariff is in sight, and while there are uozens of Important measures whose sponsors are pressing for action, adjournment would come almost overnight if the tariff bill were out of the way. Many legislative proposals may even get through the senate In a hurry, but they are not likely to be acted upon by tho house. Thn sei\- ate. for exiimple. adopted a the intent law. It bill to will not get through the house. The measure, however, will remain on the calendar there and can be acted upon at the December session. Members of congress are not only tired but thii congressional campaign is beckoning to them. The primaries are causing all sorts of complications, not only because of the large number of three-cornered lights, but he- cause all members of the house are up for reelection, and sometimes tne character of the delegation is influenced by the senator who dominates the political organization in his state. A number of members of the house are themselves candidates for the senate. Representative Dickinson ot Iowa has just won the Republican nomination for the senate over Governor Haramil. Senator Steck, Democratic nominee, profited by the split in the Republican party when a conservative Republican fought Senator iCoutioueU ou Page ii> COMMITTEE NAMED ON INVESTIGATION Directors of Poor Select Board to Look Into Advisability of Enlarging County Hospital for the Insane. County Superintendent Tarring S. Davis of this city, Van Hildebrand of Tyrone, H. Norman Fox of Roaring Spring, Charles F. Anderson of Hollidaysburg and Louis Bergman, Mrs. Guy C. Robb and Mrs. C. W. Montgomery of thia city were yesterday named by Directors of the Poor Glair Q. Fleck, Charles C. Marks and Samuel C. Bowen as a committee of seven to investigate the demands for an addition to the Blair county hospital for the insane. There has been periodical agitation for a dozen years for an aridities to the county hospital, an institution erected in 1905 with a capacity of 20? patients and with a present population of 317 but it was not deemed propitious to enter into the thought of building an addition seriously until two years ago at which time two 'grand juries made recommendations for action. Even then,' action was deferred pending the proper laying of the matter before the public and pending approval of a proposed loan. More recently, the matter broke out anew and the directors desiring to have the matter set before the citizens of tRe county impartially, by representative men and women, at the meeting held May 19, passed a resolution, calling for the appointment of a committee of seven, two of whom were to be women, who would be charged with making an investigation and reporting baclt to/the directors. To that end the board yesterday entered into the selection of a committee •with the result as above stated. Superintendent Davis was named chairman (Continued on Page 22) WUATHUR I'-OBECAST. WASHINGTON, D. C., June 4.— Fair and continued warmer tonight; Thursday, local showers, not much change in temperature. Eastern Pennsylvania- Fair tonight and probably Thursday; npt much change in terai"-'i-ta:ire; moderate to fresh soutu- west winds. HARRISBURG, Jaune'4/ — JohisR. Collins of. Couldersport, was reelected chairman of the Democratic state committee at the reorganization of the committee this afternoon. His election was made by acclamation, no other name being, offered. W. H. Martin, Butler, placed Collins' name in nomination and the seconding speech was made by Mrs. Jean Kane Foulks of West Chester. Other officers of the committee were reelected as follows: Vice chairman, Mrsj Kathryn Flohr, Allentown; secretary, E. B. Zimmerman, Harrisburg; treasurer, Warren C. Van Dyke, Harrisburg. A platform carrying planks urging repeal of the eighteenth amendment, the Volstead act and the Armstrong- Snyder law will be submitted to the Committee. committee questions. the committee''concluding: "I consider'' such an assumption ^ authority by any committee ot Ottfcj senate "or house as an intolerable fringement upon the rights Of can citizens." At the opening of today's the committee, still lacking a proceeded with its questioning Walsh had commented privately the absence of'a subpoena as tant. This had been referred tout Caraway in. his statement at Rock. Used toy Call Conference. The bishop asked permission, to i a statement concerning, his use of j of the funds of the Methodist * of temperance and social service. was used to call the Ashevflle, N<l conference in 1928 to plan the < against Alfred K. Smith, DemoCrt presidential candidate. Cannon's explanation, much same as yesterday's, was that money changed hands, that be charged with that amount due board and that he paid it by ' ing a speech "Prohibition Repeat thinkable." The money for —*merit was advanced b? tttt-"i , Democrats of Virginia and tnfr i ation was so complicated Walsh.: ly/dropped the • subject, saying: could not understand it. "The height of my ed for the food control bill du war," Cannon said, offering; »' of commendation . sent to hint former President WilsonJ"- Is Up to Committee. Walsh told Cannon the two l of the committee present did * cept Caraway's statement committee could not require because no subpoena had been. : He said it would be up to the • mtttee to decide, what should be> i Senator Blatne, Republican. ~" sin, a wet, told the witness none?" his predecessors had declined swer questions about their activity. He said scores of had appeared without subpoena, "I think the -whole country I acted individually and bishop," Cannon replied. Proceeding witfc the Walsh produced two of Cannon'i phlets "The Honesty of Al. ~ and "St. Peter Not the Foul Romanism." He also produced i gram from Senator Heflin, Alabama, authorizing circulation', 400,000 copies under his frank. Dr. Eugene I. Crawford, of the board of prohibition and i service, said the franked matter to have included only Cannon's n ; dress, "Prohibition Repeal, able," but some of the other phlets got into the franked, i mistake. Done for a Furpoie. "We always thought some on* PITTSBURGH GETS MEETING. CINCINNATI, June 4.—The General assembly of the Presbyterian church, closing its convention here today, selected Pittsburgh as the 1931 convention city. CANDIDATE BROWN FILESJTATEMENT (By United Press.) HARRISBURG, June 4.—Francis Shunk Brown, defeated candidate tor the Republican gubernatorial nomination, expended $25,093.21 in hia campaign, according to the expense account which he filed today in the state election bureau. Former Congressman Thomaa W. Phillips, also defeated for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, spent $16,515. The expense account of former Governor Pinchot, filed yesterday showed that the successful candidate for the gubernatorial nomination expended $99.000 of his own money, while Mrs. Pinchot contributed $15,000 toward her husband's campaign. Brown reported receiving {27.550 from individual contributors which he turned ove- to the Davis-Brown committee, together with two personal contributions of ilo.OOO each. Contributions which he received included $5.000 each from A. W. Mellou, R. B. Mellon and W. L. Meljon; Joseph E. Weidner. Philadelphia, $1,UUU. W. M. Anderson, Philadelphia, $1,000; N. Su«llenbuig <fe Co., PbilaUelpuia. $1.000; Samuel Bell. jr.. Philadelphia. $25,00; George Laugblin, Pittsburgh, (Uouuuuea uu Pa£e U) eluded the two pamphlets in on* 1 maliciously to create a ne headline," said Cannon, "but' never been able- to prove it." The pamphlet "The Honesty of: 2 Smith," was written by Jolw Chapman, while the other article written by Franklin Ford, Cannon ' the committee. One telegram from Heflin Aug. 30, 1928. stated: "Bishop Cannon requests ; and permission to print ana 100,000 copies address 'Pronibi peal Unthinkable.' page 1079% ' sional Record. Senator (Democrat of Texas) but now says would be* and suggests help of another You are doing wonderful work, gratulations. Wire collect." Walsh said privately In mte lay the question of Cannon,'* to answer Before the committee decision. "I presume the committee wljl some time to take up ttia be added. promjs«4 CHILD HUBT IK Harry Kitting, aged Eighth avenue, 3, o£ J was treated Mercy hospital dispensary nine for a deep laceration of hea4 suffered when he f«U ___, night of steps at his horn*. 09*1 clip was required to close OONQEESS TODAY* (By UQlud Pnta.) :>«jurt*. Continues uxil? cUbate. Lobby committee continue* lag of Bishop Caiiaon. Agriculture cotuuuttae lure department. ttituoe- Continues relieve court Baukiag au4 currency . hetu-ings OB kmoefc

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