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CITY EDITION our Altodha Miffor Carrier Delivers Your trite jMewspaper at the Proper Time and tft the Proper Place Each Afternoon. ESTABLISHED JUNE 13, 1874. ALTOONA, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 9, 1929. Congratulations Af6 Extended ta jMNf Noble Post, Veterans of Foreign Witt, Dedicating Their New Home f bda?, TWENTY PAGES-PRICE 'PADLOCK ORDERED ON ALTOONA CLUB District Attorney Gilbert Brings Injunction Proceedings to Stop Alleged (Sale of Liquor In This City. FORMER SOHMITT HOUSE COMES UNDER LEGAL BAN CASE FOR APPEAL BOARD. Judge Patterson Grants Request, Orders Sheriff to Take Charge and Will Set Early tyate for Hearing. District Attorney, Richard R. Gilbert Jresterday brought equity pro-: ceedlngg In. the Blair county courts, looking toward the padlocking, for one year, of the "City club,' 1 C. E. VEmory, alleged proprietor, .operating Wj*sbme time In the old Schmltt . fioilse, 1305-07.' Twelfth avenue. .The suit i« brought In the name of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania against Emory and the Commonwealth Trust company qf Harrisburg, reputed owner. Judge Marion D. Patterson, to whom the petition for injunction' was pre : s«nted, forthwith issued the injunction, restraining the further operation of the alleged club until the matter shall be heard and directing Sheriff Ira F. Baird to seize every article of personal property In and about the prein- ises, particularly enumerating all the st-cks of licjuor and all paraphernalia used in the manufacture and sale of intoxicants. In hia injunction bill, Mr. Gilbert recites that the action is brought by the commonwealth and pi'osecuted by him, pursuant to the authority granted by the state prohibition enforcement act of March 27, 1923, and is for the purpose of enjoining and' abating a certain common and public, nuisance as defined in the act and declared to be existing on the premises of the. defendants named. The premises are then particularly described by Mr. Gilbert and then follows further statements. Service Station Wishes to Extend Plant In Dwelling District. In addition to the case growing out of the building on the site ef. the La- PUrre hotel, the city zoning board of appeals on next Wednesday .will hear another case growing out of a building project on the opposite corner at Union and Sixth avenues. Tlia Firestone Tire and Rubber company contemplates extending the Smith service station on adjoining ground that has been zoned for double dwelling purposes. To do so it will purchase fifty additional feet of ground, .the acquisition being contingent upon the action which the board of appeals' will take upon .the application for, a permit which hase been filed with, the city engineer as zoning administrator. The compahy has not yet decided fully upon the/plans for the addition to the existing structure. The plot is of an irregular shape. The portion already utilized was zoned for business purposes but the adjoining ground was not. The conditions are Identical with those at the LaPierre site. H. R. Moulton of Akron,- O., representing, the Firestone company, Was in the,«city yesterday looking after, the. case but he will not remain for the hearing. 700 LEGIONNAIRES ARE WANTED HERE Charles R. Rowan Post Begins Membership Drive In Accord With National Armistice Week Campaign, NOBLE POST READY FOR DEDICATION Admiral Jtobert E. Coontz Is Given Cordial Reception When lie Arrives In City for Ceremonies. OLD COMRADES GREET DISTINGUISHED GUEST Parade and Exercises Will Be Held During Afternoon With Entertainment and Dancing In Evening. CITY'S GUEST What State Believes, \ What the commonwealth believes is then recited. "The plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore, avers on information and belief" that.Em- ory, on certain dates' mentioned j was the proprietor of the business located ' there or otherwise actively connected with the operation of the nuisance; and that the Harrisburg banking con- fern was the owner. It is declared that -the state's pf- uls are informed and .believe, that ,. premises are used and maintained 'as a place where Intoxica'tlng liquor is manufactured, sold; offered for sale, bartered, furnished and. possessed, ,in violation of the 1 provisions of the prohibition act and that the premises and all intoxicating liquor and property kept and used in maintaining the same constitute and are a common nuisance as defined and declared in law. "The said defendants and others, to wit," tho injunction papers read, "J. B. McCardell and Edward Murphy, with knowledge of defendant, recurrently, habitually and continuously and more particularly on Oct. 19, last, Oct. 13, 1928, and June 8, 1928, in violation of sections 6 and 7 of the prohibition enforcement act, wilfully manufactured, sold, offered for sale, bartered; furnished and possessed on said premises, intoxicating liquor fit for beverage purposes and containing % per cent of alcohol by volume." Had Evidence There. Th« further statement is made, that on Oct. 19 last and at.^.dlvers times prior thereto and thereafter, the defendants maintained, kept -and/-still maintain and keep a counter and. bar,, glasses, bottles, ice boxes and other fixtures and equipment which were and we used and kept for the purpose of unlawfully selling and dispensing intoxicating liquors; and have at all said times and at other times prior thereto and thereafter kept, sold and used intoxicating liquors and kept and used said property in maintaining a common nuisance. Unless an injunction is obtained and the past acts forbidden, and restrained by the defendants will continue to op- lerate the place, the complaint states, iand whereas it is stated the commonwealth has no remedy in the premises except in a court of equity, and to the end that it may obtain the rights and relief to which it is entitled, makes the following prayer: , I Text or Belief Sought. ^<'(a) That the above named defendants, and each and every one of them be directed to make full, true and perfect answer to this bill in equity. "(b) That the said defendants, their agents, servants, subordinates and employes, and each and every one of them, and all other persons, be perpetually, enjoined and restrained from using and maintaining and assisting in using, and maintaining said premises as a place where intoxicating liquor is manufactured, sold, offered for sale, kept, bartered, furnished or possessed in violation of said act of assembly. "(c) That this honorable court shall forthwith issue a temporary writ of injunction, restraining the defendants, their agents, servants, subordinates; and employes, and each and every one of them and all other persons from conducting or permitting the continuance of said nuisance upon said premises and shall order that no intoxicating liquor shall be manufactured, sold, offered for sale, bartered, furnished or possessed in or upon said premises or any part thereof; and that said temporary injunction restrain and enjoin the defendants, their agents, (Continued on Page 13.) "Every ex-service man a Legionnaire!" : . r That 'is the campaign cry as, Charles R. Rowan post, No. 228, American Legion, of the city, launches its 1 drive today for its goal of 700 new members. The local drive is in accord .with; a proclamation issued by the national commander, O. L. Bodenhamer of El Dorado, Ark., 'who designated Armistice day week as the one in!which every post In the country is expected to strengthen its enrollment. Commander Dr. George E. Alleman of. the Rowan post has named Paul Goetz as head of. the campaign.com- mittee and Chairman Goetz and his co-commltteenien will put forth every effort in an attempt to enlarge .the. local post membership. The campaign begins today, although the earnest, active work-will not be started until Monday, Armistice' day. ', All post members have been asked to cooperate In mobilizing war-time strength for peace-time.service in'the Legion. It is planned to zone the various industries and organizations in the city and an effort will be aug-' mented to have, each report a 100 per cent membership. Since the 1981 program of the American Legion will:hd one of great importance,' it is hoped that each post.'will be able to increase its membership to engage In activities in a wider scope. . -."'•, In the past few years there has been greater interest manifested in the American. Legion 'than ever before. New posts are being organized and older ones are growing rapidly. Their alms and activities alone form an incentive to every ex-service man to become affiliated with a worthy organization, i' Any ex-marine, soldier or sailor .-Who served during the late war and who can produce an honorable discharge is eligible to become a • member. The annual assessment, $5, is. small 'enough; that It imposes no financial burden upon any -ex-service man. ' With thelthought in mind of banding more firmly together; that comradeship that had its inception during the war, Chairman Goetz and other members of the committee -are trying to bring present non-membera Into an organization that tends to perpetuate friendship in peace times. Every known ex-service man will be asked to 'join the Legion post. Its advantage-' have been many since'the post was organized here and each year finds it steadily growing. Thi« is the beginning of a big ye^ir, how Met at the station by a distinguished body of citizens, representing the city, civic organization, together with veterans of the army, navy' and marine corps, Admiral Robert E. Coontz, retired, arrived in Altoona on the Spirit of St. Louis-at 8.48 o'clock last night, was "piped over the side" by old navy comrades and today he is, the guest of the members of the James L. Noble, post, No. : 3, Veterans of Foreign Wars, at the dedication .of their new home on Seventeenth street. „ * Admiral Coontz looked out upon an animated scene as he left the train and was greeted by Edward R. Cos, who holds the congressional medal of honor, the highest honor any service man may receive, and by Bruce Crumm of the dedicatory committee. The V. F. W. band under the leadership of Thomas McFarlane was stationed outside of v the gates, with the members of the reception committee, headed by Mayor John J. •McMurray and the members of the post In the background on the steps and veranda of the Logan House. Band' Flays n Greeting. The band, played a greeting, the VOTE COMPUTATION COMPLETED TODAY Samuel 0. Bowen, Running Without Opposition, Has Reputation of Being Best Getter of Votes. PROTHONOTARY HALL IS LEADER OF FIELD CHAOTIC SITUATION IS MARKING TARIFF BILL Cook and Beringer, Targets of Hottest Fight, Keep Abreast With Others Nominated by Majority Party. AUiMIRAT; KOBEBT E. COONT.7, ELECTION CLOSES HECTIC CONTESTS Fights for Borough and Township Offices Terminate With Small Margin and Some With Hidden Surprises. .admiral standing at attention while the selection was rendered and then he proceeded through the gate between the lines of "sldeboys," which included Kelrn Filer, John Hill, George Summer; William Walters, Lester Yost and William Yingling. Admiral Coontz was. then presented to Mayor- McMurray and the others in the reception party which included Congressman J, Banks Kurtz, Thomas G. Peoples, James J. Neal, Postmaster J. E. Brumbaugh, Robert B. Gable, H. King MacFarland, William H, '.Orr, Miss Gertrude Koch, Charles E.' Torrance, Commander Philip A. Burket of the Noble'post, Captain D. vS. Barr, representing the veterans of the war with Spain, City Commissioner Bence- Keatley, City Controller William T. Canan, Charles.E. Maloy, Dr. George E. Alleman, Rev. Dr. B. F. Bungard, Dr. F. H. Moffitt, Arthur E, 'Winter, F. G. Grlmshaw, D. N. Slep, Major Theodore Arter, Lynn McG. Moses, John R. Martin and Matthew M. Morrow, representing various civic organizations in the city,, together with a large group of the members of. the Noble post. Following a reception on the veranda the line of march was taken up and headed by the band, the party march- Official computation of the vdte cast for local offices In the boroughs and townships of Blair county, completed this forenooij at the' courthouse, Hol- lldaysburg, by the board appointed by Judge Marion D. Patterson, disclosed the fact that bitter fights were on in a number of districts. In some instances, the winner won the contest by as little as one vote. Several contests are expected. . One of the close fights was in ed up Twelfth street Alto hotel where in to the Penn the lobby a Index to Today's New$ Page 2 and 3—Religious News. Page 4—Society, Church and Fraternal News. Page 5—In the Business World of Today. Page 9—Motor Information. Crossword Puzzle. Page 10—Business, Markets and Financial News. " Page 11—Important Events in World Centers. This and That. Pages 14 and 15—Correspondence. Pages 16 and 17—Sports. ever, and it means • that the Legion must grow still bigger. Local Legionnaires remember well the talk delivered here* several weeks ago by National Vice Commander Paul Sohoble when he urged the Legion members to special effort in enlisting the war veterans- on the outside to enroll in the organization. He sounded the keynote when he spoke of the honor that comes to every veteran of. the war who erilists. in a peace-time organization to fight for the better welfare of his comrades and the betterment of the community. The Legion post is a civio asset. There is no doubting it. But the bigger the post, the more that can be accomplished. Its membership is decidedly a group of-select and respected men and (Continued on Page 13) NINE ARRESTED IN FIFTH WARD HOUSE Sergeant C. B. Campbell and Officers C. F. Wicks, E. B. Hamilton, Calvin Bell and James Stoker at 2.20 o'clock this morning staged a raid on a house at Eleventh avenue and Twentieth street and arrested Mrs. Frank Fox on ^he charge of being proprietress of a disorderly house. J. D. Martin, John Jones, Helen Fleck, May Little, William Boiling, John T. Fox, Mary Rhodes and Helen Lynch were arrested • as' Inmates. This house had been -under police surveillance for some time and last night an information was drawn up and sworn to by Captain B. F. Miller, the-'raid following. Nine bottles-of a liquid purporting to be liquor were confiscated in the raid, while a considerable quantity was taft ' in the houfre by the officers. At police court hearings yesterday afternoon B. A. Carter and William Cocbrane, arrested by Officer George Summers oa a vagrancy charge, were given seventy-two hours in the city prison ia default of ones of $5.80 each. Joseph Huffman and Edward Tyrrell, charged with being dangerous and suspicious persons, were discharged. John R. Brodan was arrested last night by Officer Hamilton at Federal further reception was held and the admiral was introduced to the post members and others who had assembled. Included among the veterans present to greet the distinguished guest with Commander Burket were the following: Joseph Pitcher, Clatr Nale, John ffohnsonberg, Jacob Dlbert, Fred (Continued on Page 10.) COMPLETE PLANS FOR BIG PARADE Armistice Day Street Procession Is Scheduled to Move Promptly at 4 O'clock— Covers Both Sides of City. Frankstown township where Thomas N. Caldwell, former chief of the Altoona federal revenue office, was defeated 'for the office of school director by a margin of four votes. He ran on the Democratic ticket; and for supervisor wherein Edgar F. Thompson, the Republican nominee, won by a couple of votes over Harry Matthews. • In several instances, the Democratic nominees won election in strong Republican districts and In several places, candidates placed in the field by independent bodies won over.both the Republican and Democratic candidates. In'-not -a few .instances, men Who have held office for many years were retired to private life by their new rivals. Several old time assessors, school directors and road supervisors were included among those who went down to defeat. Governor John S. -Fisher's appointees of justices of the peace }n Logan township and Tyrone were defeated for renomlnatlon and election. Following Is a list of those chosen for the office of school director, road supervisor, justice of the peace, assessor and tax collector, according to the (Continued on Page 13.) BELGIANS OBJECT TO, COMMITTEE'S ACTION Director of the Poor-elect Samuel C. Bowen of this city proved to be the Champion Republican vote getter in Blair county at the recent general election, according to the official returns passed out this forenoon by the board named by Judge Marlon D. Patterson to make the official computation. Mr. Bowen, who had no opposition on any party but who held only the Republican nomination, polled 19,246 votetg. , Prothonotary Paul L. Hall received the most votes of any candidate but he received votes on both the Republican and Democratic tickets. Mr. Hall stands in a dart's by himself for vote getting in the county. Tills is his third election to the important post and at every nomination, ho was indorsed by all political parties. His combined vote exceeded that, of Mr. Bowen by 2,324. Judge Thomas J. Baldrige received a handsome "hand" from the peOpIe of his own county, running over 4,700 ahead of his running mate for judge of tho superior court and 14,500 ahead of the Democratic nominee. AH other candidates on the Republican ticket wore, elected by overwhelming majorities. Robert A, Cook, the sheriff- elect, had. a majority of better than 10,500 votes while that of Controller M T. Beringer was In excess of 11,500. Hardest right Waged. It was against Sheriff Cook <im Controller Beringer that the harden! contests were waged but the vote after all, in comparison with reglatra tlon, seemed to show about the norma division of votes between the candi dates of tho leading parties. Ray F. Llngenfelter of Hollldays burg, nominee of tho Republicans fo jury commissioner, obtained the nor ma'l Republican -vote, being only tw votes behind Controller Beringer, dls closing that the independent cand dacy of William F. Garrety' of thl city was aimed against that oC Fran A. McMullen, Democratic nominee. Garrety received 1,052 votes Which,' add to the 4.018, received by All arrangements have been completed for the Armistice day parade in this city next Monday afternoon, start- Ing at 4 o'clock. The route of the parade will include both the West and Bast sides of the city. 'Lieutenant Colonel Edward R. Coppock, United States army, will be marshal of the parade. The parade held at this hour will make it possible for the thousands of Altoona school children and also Pennsy workers in the local shops to view the imposing street spectacle. In the line of march will be the various local units of service men's organizations,' civic organizations and others.- One of the features of the parade will be the appearance in the line of two ambulances, one from each of the two city institutions, the Altoona and Mercy hospitals. This feature will be symbolical of the fact that 60,000 American soldiers are now buried overseas and is intended to impress the significance of this fact upon the school children of the city. This is not in- BADEN BADEN, GERMANY, Nov. 9.—Selection of Switzerland as the seat of the bank for International settlement, created under the Owen D. Young reparations plan, caused a split in ,the bankers' committee meeting here to frame the bank's charter. The Belgian delegates to the committee withdrew from active participation in the committee because they charged political elements had entered into the decision. In a statement issued by Loula Franck, governor of the Belgian National bank, it was explained that the Belgians, as technical experts, were unable to accept the decision because it was based on political grounds. The B'elglans had favored Brussels in the long controversy over the seat of the bank. Franck announced that Belgian representatives would attend the remaining sessions of the committee only as observers. len, would make the normal Demo cratic vote. Carol DeFolrentis, loca tailor, was accorded 'forty complimen tary votes by friends who wrote hi name on tho ballot. The vwto in this city for clty-wid offices, as shown by the tnbulatio appearing In Wednesday's edition the Altoona Mirror, was not altcre by the official count to any appreciabl degree. The official computation was mad by a board composed of Chester H Edwards, Arthur M, Hess, J. Calvi Lang, jr., and Howard M. Sell. Th task was finished at noon today an the results' will be placed on file i the prothonotary's office at Holi daysburg and with the secretary o the commonwealth at Harrisburg. The vote cast for each of the cand! (Continued on Page 13.) HOSES TO CONFER WITH PARTY HEADS hairman of Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee Discuss Matters With Leaders In Chicago. Never Before Has There Been Such a Wide Division Among the Senate Republicans, Veterans Declare. My I'AUJ, H. MAT/I-ON, Stuff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, D. ' C., Nov. 9.— ,Vlth the outlook for the coming con- ressional eleetlont uncertain from a Republican standpoint as the tariff bill ontinues to sink, Senator George H. Moses, chairman of tho Republican enalorial campaign committee, is eaving for Chicago late today to con- or with party leaders of the middle west. Moses Is leaving behind him an al- nost chaotic situation among the Ifty-slx Republican senators struggling with the tariff bill, nineteen of hem facing contests for reelection next year. Increasing bitterness has developed ilnce last spring when Senator Fess, Republican, Ohio, called the western Republicans "pseudo Republicans." Later there was an attack from Secretary of Navy Adams upon them as 'hybrids" and now Moses himself has termed t'hem "sons of wild jackasses." Debate Grows Wnrm. In the face of these appellations the tariff debate between the Republican ;roups has grown so warm that HtUe vecord is accorded the rulo that no senator must question the motives or comment adversely upon another senator. In the memory of senate veterans there has never been a time, even In .reconstruction days when the senate Republicans wero so bitterly divided. It is even worse, these authorities say, than the senate slUuif- tion which led the Roosevelt and La- Folletto bolts of more recent years. Reports that Moses and the eastern Republicans were after the scalps of five of the independents up for reelection have been circulated and dented, Moses contending he has enough on his hands to protect -seven eastern states where Republicans of his own type are facing determined contests. Whether true or not, the reports have served to increase partisan feeling within tho party. A'check of the situation • by the Republicans shows, they will have a hard fight to hold even their paper majorities In the next congress in tho light (Continued on Page 10.) PATROLMAN SCHRIEBER GUILTY OP MANSLAUGHTER CAPTIVE THREATENED. Kidnapers of Brenner will Harm Kim Unless Money Is Paid at Once. TIENTSIN, China, Nov. 9.—A band of white Russians, who are holding Aaron Brenner, New York fur dealer, for $6pO,000 ransom, threatened today to do violence to their captive unless the ransom money is paid immediately, police announced. Joseph Brenner, a brother of Aaron, arrived in Tientsin yesterday. He entered immediately into negotiations with the kidnapers and after learning of the threats of violence announced he would pay the band $50,000 If his brother were released unharmed. Police were not informed whether the kidnapers had answered Joseph Brenner's offer although they said negotiations were proceeding. Meanwhile, a Russian girl was held under arrest charged with complicity in the kidnaping. She was charged with acting as a decoy. ' t Aaron Brenner's brother, Joseph, ar- 1-lved in Tientsin Friday according to a cable received by the offices of the Brenner Brothers' firm in New York. Tho cable did not mention the kidnap- ing of Aaron who represents the firm in Tientsin. FORMER FEARING TROUBLE ___ j Franco-German Relations Are Again Passing Through Period of Anxiety With Each Accusing the Other. PLANT DESTROYED IN GAS EXPLOSION Terrific Blast Rips Building of Timm Spring Company-"-* Three Dead and Number Are Injured. SENDS FLAMES SPURTING INTO BUSINESS HOUSES Employe Who Fails to Hear Foreman's Warning of Escaping Gas Enters With Lighted Cigaret, BUFFALO, N. Y., Nov. 9.—Patrolman Clarence F. Schrlober was found guilty of manslaughter, second degree, by a jury in county court last night. Schrieber has; been on trial on a first degree murder charge. He was charged with having killed his wife, Pauline, in their homa here on May 17. The maximum penalty for manslaughter, second degree, is Imprisonment for fifteen years or $1,000 flne or both. By PAUJL SCOTT MOWRKH. (Special Cnblo to AHoonn. Mirror and Chicago Dally News.) PARIS, Nov. 9. — Franco-Gcrmnn relations are once more passing through n. period of trouble. Of two great protagonists, the reconciliation of one—Gustav Stress,- mann—ended with his death, and that of Aristide Brland is hobbled by the nationalist views of the new French Conservative government. The German nationalists have just gathered enough signatures to'obtain the right to hold a national plebiscite on a bill which amounts practically to a denunciation of the whole Versailles treaty, and the agitation on it in Germany promises to continue for several months. Using this coming plebiscite as a pretext, the French nationalists are once more clamoring against German armaments and German danger generally. The! time has temporarily passed when the French press systematically belittled or suppressed all the news likely In any respect to fan French fears of or resentment toward Germany. Franklin Bouillon, one of tho most eloquent and ablest of French nationalist deputies, had a big success in the chamber Thursday with a speech in which" he declared categorically that Germany Is preparing the means for a new invasion of France, to wit: That there is equipment at Trier railway station for 120 mobilization trains a day and at Kalserslauten station for 110 trains; there are ten now bridges over tho Rhine; concentration of all necessary rolling slock can be effected on many new strategic roads; government subsidized motor transport and finally the construction of new roads (Continued on Page 18.) (By United Press.) ELYRIA, O., Nov. 9.—A terrific explosion ripped the Timm Spring company plant here today, bringing death and injury and sending flames spurting to adjoining business houses. Three 'bodies already have been brought to the Elyrta hospital, J. R. Mannixv the superintendent, reported and six others with severe injurie* were there. Reports from the plant say that it is feared there have been several other casualties. All Forces Called Out. All available police and firemen hav« been sent to the ncene. First reports said the victims wer« all employes of the concern. Early reports said the plant was demolished. T. L. Wise, living across the street from the plant, said he had seen six' men carried out, of the plant. He also said several nearby houses were afire. Other places reported afire are th» Sunshine Laundry company and a machine shop. The plant employs more than fifty men. It manufactures door springs. Early Hour Saved Many. Because of the eai-Iy hour many of the men had not arrived for work. Two of the dead were identified as John Rapple and Mary Downs, aged 18, both of Elyria. According to police reports escaping gas was discovered when the day foreman, Sam Husted, entered the plant. H»wtcd gave orders to all persons in the building not to light 1 any matches until the leak could be located. An employes, who had not received the warning, entered with a lighted clgaret", which set off the explosion, police said. TARDIEU CABINET. WINS BIG VICTORY French Government Is Raised to Firm Ground After Nation Experiences Desperate Cabinet Crisis. 18 avenue 'and Tenth street on a charge _'«*. bfiiSf drUftk. jyjl 4i0g|gerjj^ By KAl/I-H HEINZEN, Staff Correspondent. PARJS, Nov. 9.—The government of Andre Tardieu was raised to firm ground today after Franco had wand- tended as a military gesture but bring to mind the significance of Armistice day. Various units of the parade will assemble in the lower West side sections of the city and the route of march will Include Chestnut avenue, to Eleventh street, to Eleventh avenue, to Bridge street, to Seventeenth street, to Eighth avenue, to Seventh 'street, to Chestnut avenue where organizations will be dismissed without halting. Detailed instructiouu regarding the points of formation for the various units have gone out and it is hoped to have all members on hand ao tha'. the line can move promptly. NOT HOTEL FUOVUIETOK. In an account yesterday of the arrest of two youths for forgery of a check- it was stated that C. H. Yon, whose name was forged to the check, was proprietor of the Buckhorn hotel. Mr. Yon has not been connected with the Buckhoru hotel for six years. He conducts a gasoline station and grocery store.some distance from the Buck- In CITY HAUU TO CLOSE. With the exception of police headquarters the municipal offices in Oity hall will be closed throughout the day on Monday, Armistice day, Notices have. been posted at the city treasurer's office to the effect that the office will be closed on Monday, PAVING WORK NOW WELLJJNDER WAY The street paving work embraced In --- .- ... the year's program in Altoona is now eloquent Brland and tho < well under way and if the favorablo T-Hrdicu—wero readv to car: weather that has been prevailing will continue for a week or two longer, all the operations will have been completed. The work in the Wehnwood district that has been in progress for some time was completed today and Contractor Earl Stall has started on Allegheny street. This ia one of the jobs that was held up all summer pending the adjustment of the Allegheny Water company deal. It will'not take long to finish it. , E. L. Grannas will on Monday start on Fifth avenue, Broadway to'Elev- enth street, Junlata, which is his last operation for the current year. Two mixers will be employed in the work on this street and while it is one of the largest contracts of the year, involving 13,000 square yards, it can be completed if the weather will per- mi t. The state highway department has not yet taken up its repair work on the city streets, but will probably do so by next week. WJSATHKlt I'OUKOAfsT. WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 9. Western Pennsylvania — Fair and slightly warmer tonight. Sunday increasing cloufllness and warmer follow- by, fain Sunday night and possibly southwest portion Sunday after- COURT SENTENCES FORMER OFFICIAL Prank H. Warder, Ex-banking Commissioner, Put In "Aristocratic Flats" In Tombs Prison. NEW ELECTION STUNT. Mayor Defeated by AirpUuift JHuek- mall Scheme IH Seeking Author. PITTSBURGH, Nov. 9.—Following the conference of Mayor George Bob Wick of Butler, who Is said to be the first victim of political blackmail In which an airplane wad used to distribute the preelection slander, with the district attorney and state police here yesterday, county 'detectives and other authorities were attempting today to trace the sender of a. telegram whiclj promised suppression of the llbelous paper if J1.500 was paid. The telegram was sent from East Pittsburgh Sunday and after giving a resume of the, "features" which the FLOOD LEAVES ROAD IN IMPASSIBLE CONDITION An impassable road condition, dating back to the recent high waters in this (section, exists on the Poplar Run road, above Puzzletown and as, a result some of the residents of that section are shut off from direct com- munfcatio'n with the outside world and are deprived of mail service' and other delivery service. . At the time of the / recent high waters, debris gathered at a bridge above Puzzletown and kepb the water i from passing under it. As 4 result the , road was overflowed and washed into deep gullies for a considerable 'distance. Partial • repairs were • made under the direction of the , township supervisors, but wero not completed, the road being left in an impassable condition. A warning sign has been erected at the road junction just outside of Puzzle,town telling of khe road condition. As a result of the wash-out, the mail currier to that section, Blair B. Lolghty, has been unable to .serve patrons in that section during the past couple of weeks and nothing definite as to the length of time the road will be in Us present condition seems available. paper would choice items cany, including many of slander, stated that ered for almost three weeks In the wilderness of a desperate cabinet crisis. In the van, as dawn ended a hectic session of the chamber of deputies, stood the well-tried Aristide 'Briand and the emerging advocate of collaboration, Premier Tardleu. They had won a brilliant and surprising majority of seventy-nine votes for Tardleu's newly 1 -formed cabinet of Republican solidarity. They had moved a hostile and auspicious chamber to wild enthusiasm and they—the eloquent Brland and tho determined Tardieu—wero ready to carry out a definite program with greater confidence of support than had been predicted undur any circumstances. Two votes of confidence in the government were taken before tho chamber adjoined at 6 a. m. amid cheers and shouts of congratulation. The first was won by the government, 327 to 2158, and the second shot the cabinet's majority upward, 332 to 253. The margin of victory was twice as large as had been expected. The. all-night/ session which firmly established the Tardieu cabinet wus almost as frenzied as the opening session of parliament which unexpectedly overthrew the Briand cabinet. Tn a wave of enthusiasm which was as surprising as the unexplainable frenzj* which defeated Briand, tho chamber rebounded to his support this morning and put its stamp of approval of his unequivocal policy of reap- prochment with Germany. Briund himself, speaking as foreign minister but with the fate of the cabinet depending on his words, roue to magnificent heights us ho addressed the chamber. Striking back at bis critica and up- peullng for the peace program he has exemplified before Europe, Briand defended the government's policy of 'national defense and stressed tho necessity of proceeding "with dignity and (By United Press.) NEW YORK, Nov. 9.—Cell No. 110, in the "aristocratic flats," as the first tier of cells is known to Inmates of Tombs prison, had a former high official as its now occupant today. Frank H. Warder, who was convicted on a charge of prostituting ihls office of state superintendent of banking for a $10,000 bribe In connection with the collapse of the City Trust compa'ny, stoically entered -the cell last night after Justice Arthur S. Tomp- klns in supreme court sentenced htm to serve from five to ten years in prison. Justice Tompklns, ordered the first thirty days of Warder's confinement to be In the Tombs to-permit his attorney an opportunity to obtain his re- leasu pending efforts to get a retrial. Warder's outward Jemeunor as he entered the Tombs WUH one of quiet confidence. But not a half hour before that he wus on the verge of collapse. As the handcuffs were clapped on his wrists a moment after Justice Tompkins had pronounced sentence, Warder's mask of stoicism slipped and he broke into tears und moaned: 'Oh, iny poor daughter, my poor daughter. What will become of her?" His daughter, Virginia, who tried to assume some of the blame during the triul, was not In the courtroom, she having remained away at her father's request. If Warder's counsel, James I. Cuff, fails tq obtain a certificate of reasonable doubt within the next thirty duys, the former state bunking superintendent will bo taken to Sing Sing to liniah his term. . BAND IS INSVKCTliU Members of the 110'h infantry band this city were inspected the depositing of $1,BOO in the Peoples National bank of Pltcairn would suppress the damaging document. The mayor refused to bo blackmailed and the paper was distributed by airplane. Mayor Wick was defeated in tha election. Mayor Wick, state police and detectives sat with an assistant district attorney in the trtal of C. E. Boddie, Wilklnsburg, and H. A. Mussick, a printer, on charges of criminal libel in connection with a pre-election newspaper published in Wilkinsburg just before the election. They hoped to be able to get some clue as to the publisher of the Butler "Farmer" from the evidence. SHIP IN DISTRESS. NEW PREMIER MAY BE INVITED HERE Murla Victoria Sends Out S. O. S. From 1'olnt Off Spanish Coast. ABOARD THE S. S. ARGOSY, at Sea Nov. 9, — An urgent radio call for help from the Spanish steamship Maria Victoria last night sent tha steamer Alfonsa XIII under full team to the scene. Thick fog hampered the rescue vessel. The Maria Victoria, sent out a call for "immediate assistance," giving its position as 43.20 north, 8.35 west. The -position would be off La Coruna, Spain. | The Alfonso XIII reported that It was taking radio compass bearings in the fog to reach the distressed ship, The Maria Victoria is of 3,135 tons. It is 331 feet long and was built at New Castle in 1918. It is owned by Vluda Def' Astorqui of Bilbao, Spain, of armory last at the .-veiling in preparation for their p'jnicip.'Ulou in the Armistice day parade in Washington, Pa. Captair. George T. R. Wicker, commander of regimental headquarters,- 110th infantry, inspected the musicians. The band will leave Monday morning for the west-state city and return late at . By DAVID LAWRENCK. (Copyright, 1029, by Altoona Mirror.) WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 9.—Selection of Andre Tardieu to be premier of France means as much to .the success of American-British policy In the forthcoming armament conference as the Hoover-MacDonald visit. In fact, in the effort to broaden the scope of American policy so it shall not be un-< derstood merely as an Anglo-American entente, an invitation to the new premier of France to visit the United States probably would be a gesture of unmistakable significance, even if tha French premier wero unable to accept. The new leader of the French government is well known to officials of the Washington government and particularly to President Hoover, with whom he dealt during war times when M. Tardieu was French high I'om- iniasioner to the United States und Mr. Hoover was the food administrator, i When the pea.ce conference wus in | session Mr. Hoover und 11. Tardieu | saw a good deal of each other. In fai.-t. i Monsieur Tardieu has become, more '• familiar with American policy and tra- ! ditlons and customs than any other > Frenchman, with the possible excep- I i tlon of Jules Jusserand. who for so I (Continued oa Page 13.) j JOXMSNSE ACCOUNT. Four candidates for office at tht recent election have filed expense accounts for their campaigns at the office of Paul L. Hall, prothonotary, at Hollidaysburg, as required by law, Ira C. Shoenfelt,\ Republican candidate for tax collector of Antis township, has declared his expenses to have been. $108.50. The three, others to report, John "E. Harvey, candidate for assessor of Bellwood; George E. Fuoss, candidate for burgess of Bellwood, and A. E. Black, candidate for tax collector of Logan township, have declared their expenses did not exceed $50. HAS LICENSE MEVOKED. communication wus received at police headquarters today from Benjamin G. Hynon, state commissioner ot motor vehicles, advising that the operating privilega has been withdrawn from Lester Shaffer, 2206 Fourteenth avenue, for u period o? one year, dating from Nov. 8. Hu states tnat it was certified by tha clerk of the Blair county court that Shaffer operated his car while under the influence of liquor. CONDITION IS GOOP. Albert Dixon, aged 16, an employe in thtj Pennsylvania. Coal and Coke corporation mines near Cresson, who suffered a fracture of the right knee in tho middle of October, is getting alopj favorably at the Altoona hospital •where he was brought for treatment. Hid condition U regarded as good. CONGRESS TODAY. '.By United Press.) Senate. Continues debate on rates in inetalf . liedule of tariff bill. House. In recess until Monday.

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