Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on June 4, 1930 · Page 13
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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*"*. 4 -T t *« * f 1* 11 Kindi Can B* the Altftona P%- c, r! ALfTOONA, PA., WEDN^BAY EVENING, JtMfi 4, 1530, tttot. HERMAN L. DELO YEARS OF AGE Venerable Resident of City, Retired JPennsy ' Employe and Oldest Living free Mason in State Celebrating^ Again US the date Of that fortunate morn, That is down on my slate Aa the^day you were born; And 1m glad as can be That Ihe stork had the grace, To leave you and me In the very same place. . The above bit of sentiment, contained in a Verse on a birthday /greeting card from his only living brother, was recelveij In the 'mail today by Herman L. Delo, veteran Altoona resident who IS' celebrating his 94th natal an- nlversary^ and was literally deluged this morning and still further during the flay with remembrances of various character on the occasion of his gaining another milestone in life's journey. Mr. Delo, while up In years considerable, Is In. reality still a "young" man, and when called upon this morning by a representative of The Mir- "rdr was in the best of spirits and slutted that he is still hale and hearty considering his age. He goes about daily leaving his residence in the JDe- Lena apartments, Chestnut avenue above Tenth street, and takes his dally stroll about town. , When at home Mr. Delo spends considerable of his -time in reading, is much interested In the events of the day, still is a regular church attendant and is actively Interested In lodge work, he being at present chaplain and past eminent commander of Mountain City commandery, No. 10, Knights Templar. Mr. Delo is admitted 1 * to be the oldest living Free Mason In this state and has been Identified with the masonic order for seventy-one years. The birthday greeting, previously mentioned, was sent to him by -his ' brother Thomas B. Delo of . Elmira, N. Y., himself a retired Pennsy veteran and who is the youngest of the family which consisted of thirteen children. In speaking of his natal anniversary today 'Mr. Delo pointed out that he evidently was the lucky "seven" in his family as with thirteen children in the family there 'were six older than himself and six younger so that taking the ages either way he came seventh in line. Whether or not any significance is attached to this fact, it remains that Mr. Delo has attained a 'great age and is wonderfully preserved for a man of his years. Born in Clarion, Pa., June 4, 1836, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Delo removed to Hollldaysburg In 1853 and a year following .this Mr. Delo, then a youth of 18, came to Altoona and entered the service of the Pennsylvania Railroad company in the capacity of yard clerk and when the first track scales were installed in July of 1856 he became first Pennsy weighmaster here. During the years from 1858 to 1864 Mr. Dolo was located tn Pittsburgh as livestock agent. Returning to this city May 1, 1864, he successively held f.he position* of assistant \rnop clerk, assistant motive, power cleric and as- ji.stant chief motive power clerk, un- l his retirement from the. Pennsy service on July 1, 1906, at the age of three score and ton, Identified with the Grace Lutheran churcih, Mr. Delo is regular in his attendance there and""ls very active in free masonry. 1 He attends the lodge meetings and also late last month was signally honored by the Veteran Em- ployes association of the Pittsburgh division when it held-4ts thirty-ninth annual dinner at the yenn-Alto hotel in this ctiy. On the menu cards for this banquet the picture of Mr. Delo appeared on the front outside cover and he was designated as the oldest veteran on the division. Mr. Delo, a member of the association, v Is one of the executive committee. Mr. Delo, throughout his life has been much interested In 1 music and in fact In his earlier years was church » organist both tn Pittsburgh and later in Altoona when he came to reside in this city. He still, at times, sits by his piano at his home and renders old famlliar^selectlons which he played years ago Ho formerly was organist in Christ Methodist church in Pittsburgh and upon coming to Altoomi was organist at the First Lutheran in this city for some years. The telephone, the mailman friends with personal greetings, brought felicitations today to the aged HEARINGS ARE HELD ON ZONING APPEALS Arguments were made on three cases Before the city zoning board of appeals at a session held this moflnintf. C. S. Pasqulna s6ug/ht permission to extend his store building >at 'Fifth avenue and Lloyd street, the store Is in a double dwelling residential district and it is against the code provisions to enlarge an' existing business establishment. Luther S. DOdson sought permission to remove a house at 104 Chestnut avenue and erect 'a two-car garage there. He proposes to erect the garage thirty feet from the street. The code provides that garages must be qjtt back forty feet so it Is necessary to have the board pass upon the appll- catlon. C. A. Wisslnger seeks a permit to erect a third house on a lot at 929 Twenty-eighth street. The code allows for the erection 1 of only two houses on on lot that section of the _city. STATE CONVENTION COMES_THIS WEEK United Commercial Travelers Will Hold Sessions In Altoona Thursday, Friday and Saturday. SCHOOL CAREER IS BROUGHTJTO CLOSE Dr. George D. Robb Appropriately Completes Work Officiating at Graduation of '*" Record Class. ' With an attendance of about 350 delegates and other representatives fr m all parts of the state, the twenty- seventh annual session of the grand council of Pennsylvania, United Commercial Travelers of America, will beheld in Altoona on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week. > H. Baker Yon of this city la the grand counselor of the organization in the state and he will preside at all the business, sessions. He is the fifth Al- toonan to have been honored with the highest office in the organization, the others being Joseph R. Burgart.^A. J. Casanave, Alex Wejr. and Percy A. Patterson, while Mr.. Patterson served a term as supreme counselor. By virtue of their past service they will be members of the convention. 'All the sessions will be held at the Penn-Alto hotel. Thursday will be devoted to registration, a meeting of the secretary-treasurer, banquet at 6.30 p. p., followed by a .ball,, entertainment and cards. The grand council. session will open at 9 o'clock; Friday morning, with additional .sessions. In .the afternoon and on Saturday, morning... There will be continuous programs .of entertainment provided for the .ladies in attendance. Tho officers'who in charge of the. convention are as follows: Grand- counselor, Mr. ,Xohn; . junior grand counselor, Paul A. Klmmins; grand past counselor!'C. If. Baldwin; grand secretary, Otto 'Foerster; treasurer, Asa H. Sigworth; conductor, J. Malcolm Cobb, jr.; grand page, W. C. Percy; sentinel, Roy S. Weagley; chaplain, W. B. Swayne. The executive .committee Is composed of C. L. Price, chairman; Lee Orth, H. L. Hendrickson and W. H. Blew,s. As 'the officers pass from chair to chair,'the contest in the election will be for the lowest position, that of grand sentinel. The Altoona delegates are 'H.. S. Long, R. .A. Sturm, H. B. Dunmire, J. J. Burns, G. A. McKenrlck, H. x E.'~ Emeigh and R. J. Puderbaugh. HASTINGS MAN IS WED IN S. ORANGE Pennay veteran. He received many handsome bouquets of flowers and an innumerable supply of greeting cards and personal letters of congratulation. He ha» three children, O. Frank Delo, chief clerk, Pennay Middle division, and E. Howard Delo, also of this city and a daughter, Miss Matilda Delo, at home. HASTINGS, Juno 4.—A beautiful wedding was solemnized at Mother of Sorrows church, South Orange, N. J.. when Miss Margaret Hayes became the wife of Oscar Binder of Hastings on Saturday morning, May .81. The 'marriage preceded a high mass at 9 o'clock, Rov. Father Kennedy, pastor of the church, officiating at the nuptials and mass service. Paul Binder of Altoona, brother of the bridegroom, and Miss Nora O'Hora, of Scranton, cousin of the bride, were attendants at the marriage. The bride wast lovely in flesh colored chiffon, hat and other accessories being in harmony with the gown. Miss O'Hara wore an< * i powder blue crepe gown, a hat of na- 1 tural straw, trimmed in velvet, Both ladles carried flowers of the pastel POSSE CAPTURES -\ LOOTERS OF BANK MANCELONA, Mich, June 4.—Run to cover In a cemetery near Alba, Mich., yesterday afternoon and subsequently shot down in a spirited gun * battle, Fred and Leonard Elliott, brothers, today lay in a hospital at Pettoskey, When they i) '"'V will be arraigned on dial » bing the Antrim County! . _.-• utnlir here Monday. Charges of attempted murder also may be lodged against them. Capture of the brothers by a posse of fifteen men ended one of the moat intensive manhunts ever conducted |n this section of the state. A third broUier, Sylvester Elliott, had been captured earlier when state troopers discovered him trying to slip out of a swamp near here in which ho had remained hidden since Monday afternoon. The fourth member of the gang, whom officers say Is Jim Kelley, former Kalamazoo policeman, has- not been captured. The Elliotts also lived at Kalamazoo. Six men were wounded in the escape and subsequent search for the bank robbers. Besides the Elliotts, Robert Kitchen and R. C. Bennett were wounded in the gun light with the Elliotts, and Herbert Sullivan and Dr. J. R. Gerver weee shot in the pursuit which occurred'immediately after the 1 robbery Monday. The nnal stand of the Elliott brothers was made at the edge of u cemetery just outside Albu. Drivun -into . the city by hunger, the brothers attracted attention when they went to a grocery to purchase supplies. As they Joft the town a group of armed men followed. At the edge of the cemetery the men hid in the tall grass, -*here they had secreted their shotguns. One of them opened are'when the vlgllants shades, all of the blooms being dainty and small. WILL ERECT DWELLING. Hubert l.iiuber Will liulld House on Twenty-sixth Avenue, , Eurl E. Hammann took out a permit at the building Inspector's office today to erect a dwelling for Robert Lauber at Twenty-sixth avenue and Fourth street, to cost $0,000, The same contractor took out these permits: Repairs for S. M. Irwin at 1410 Slfth avenue, Juniata, $140; to enclose ponph for R. W. Francke at 304 Bell avenue, $107, and for porch for Anton Beck at 1617 Second avenue, $100. W. E. Mitchell took out a permit to erect hazard protectors on top of the radio tower at the store of the William F, Gable company, to cost $200. The Wesley Memorial Methodist church yjll make repairs to the church at 'ixth avenue and Fifteenth street, Juniata, to cost $100, and F. M. Sing- Iser will enclose porch for K. V. Wood at 5722 Broad avenue, $200. i OUEHKAD 18 LACERATED. Eugene Reed, aged 4, of 2617 Fifth avenue, suffered a laceration of the forehead yesterday afternoon, when he fell, striking his head on the pavement near his home. The wound was treated in the Mercy hospital dispensary, one skin clip being required to close the laceration. ELBOW IS 1NJUIIKI). Donald Walker, aged 9, of 2401 South Tenth avenue, suffered a possible fracture of the left elbow yesterday afternpon when, he fell while playing. The injured arm was placed tn a sling at the Mercy hospital dispensary and an X-ray examination will be made. r'uncrul Notice. Funeral services for Beth Joan Humbert, infant daughter of Chester A. and Bessie Humbert of 1520 Ninth street, will be held at the First Meth- odiat church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, insteid of at the home, as formerly announced. Dr. George D. Robb, principal of the Altoona High -school for the past thirty-seven years, last' evening, brought to a close his career as -head bf the school In a most suitable manner, that of officiating at the graduation of a senior*class whose, total membership bids fair to stand as a record for a number of years. Dr. Robb retires froth the school work after forty-three years spent 1^ the education of children, all but a few years In high school wbrk. tfew other educators in the state have equalled his record. In appreciation of his efforts he has been the recipient of handsome gifts from the Senior High school faculty and the present High school students while a, further testimonial will be tendered him in the Senior High auditorium on Friday evening. During his thirty-seven* years as principal of the Altoona High school he has witnessed the growth of the HigrT'school student body from a total of 140 students in four classes to the present more than 2iOOO in the three classes of the school. Thousands of Altoonans, now scattered throughout the world, have come' under his direction. While his residence of thirty-seven years has lead Dr. Robb to count the community as his home, he Is not a native of the city. He was born on a farm near Howard, Centre 'county, June 16,' -1866. His parents, Peter Robb and Anna Mary Gath, were both born in Germany, coming to this country as young people. They were married in Lancaster, resided there for the following 1 two years, and then, in 1890, mo'v'ed to the farm near Howard. Four sons and one daughter were born to the union, Dr. Robb being the last living member of his immediate family. He attended tl\e rural school near his home in which the studies now found in the first eight grades were taught- and later the summer sessions of the school in which high (Continued on Page 17) Legion Medals are Awarded CLASS BAY BRINGS OUT RECORD CROWD -* Unique Program at Replogle High School Proves Highly Entertaining — Commence, ment Is Tonight. - The upper two cuts show the two side* of the American Leglbn medal presented to a boy member of the eighth 'grade of the Junior High school, while the lower cuts show the medal presented a girt of the same class. The boy's medal Is three Inches In diameter while that presented to the girl Is two and a half Inches In diameter. RELIEF, PILOT TO HANDLEJWN CAR Fred Lecklider, Who Served His Apprenticeship Assist-» ing Big Time Drivers, Is Named to Drive Here. Class No. 5 of the Grace Methodist church will hold its regular business mid social meeting tomorrow evening in the church. The hostesses will be Mrs. Cross, Mrs. Ickea ' and Mrs. MltchelUee. CLASS DWELLS ON HISTORYJOF TOWN (Continued from Page 1.) Phillips massacre and the Jacob Roller, massacre. Jacob Ake came from Maryland and settled in the neighborhood of WI1-. llamsburg and purchased a large number of acres of ground. In 1795 the town was plotted. \ "'-•'• A cornet duet was then given by George E. Campbell and Glenn T. Baughman, with Dean Fay at the piano. An oration, "The History of Industry in Williamsburg,"- was very well given by Nellie M. Lang, who stated that Williamsburg was/the intersection of transportation in early days and is easily accessible now. The principal oldtlme trail was in the north east direction. Plans were given for the Pittsburgh-Philadelphia canal In 1824-26, In May, 1834, the first canal boat passed up the canal. John Potter was Wllliamsburg's representative at the opening held at Hollidaysburg. Charles Dickens and his wife were among noted people who traveled on the canal. In 1873 the Petersburg branch of the Pennsylvania railroad was. extended to Williamsburg. With the ever increasing use of automobiles and airplanes, Williamsburg will not be left behind in transportation. An oration, "The History of Industry in Williamsburg", was very ably given by John G, Warner who said Williamsburg was a flourishing town back In 1814. It had a tannery and distillery and was even ahead of her sister towns. In 1830 it had a bucket factory, later on it had the woolen mills and on the completion of the canal found a, foundry starting up. Furnaces were operated, flour mills In operation and in the nearby districts stone quarries opened up. In 1900 a dynamite plant was started near Wil- llamsburg that made dynamite for three years and then it was totally destroyed by an explosion. In 1904 a blank book factory held forth on First street. The dawn of the 20th century brought the paper mill, started in 1903 and completed in 1905, then taken over by the officials of the West Virginia Pulp & Paper Company in 1906. Wil- llamsburg's industrial future is bright. There are less unemployed than in other parts of the state and country. A song, "The Old Refrain" by Kreis^ ler was then sung by the senior choir with Anna Simons at the piano. An oration, "The History of the Churches of Williamsburg", "was then given by Grace E. Westbrook. She stated that when Jacob Ake plotted Wllllamsburg, he saw that lots were designated for churches. She stated x thttt the public schools obtain a great amount of help from the churches, and the great success of Jhe schools of Williamsburg is due to the, cooperation of the churches. Betty Shelly then grave an oration on "Men and Women of Williamsburg" and gave the following list and a wo'rd of explanation concerning each: Elizabeth Moore Stalker who died in 1907 at the grand old age of 106 years; William Phillips, John Payne Neff, Dr. John Ross, Dr. John Fay, Dr. Peter Shoenberger, J. F. Elsworth, Judge John Dean, Josiah D. Hicks, Hon. Marion D. Patterson, W. W. Blackburn, Adam Lower, Captain Hewitt, Colonel Higgeus, Charles M. Schwab and Major William Lower Stultz. Many other names could be added to the list and she also paid a great tribute to the women. A quartet, "Mountain Stream", by Beethoven, was sung by Nellie Lang, Margaret Shelly, Ralph R. Whittaker, jr., and A. Dean Fay. An oration, "The Future of Our High School," was very forcibly and ably given by Ralph R. Whltlaker, jr. He said in part: We have one of the finest and best small High schools of the state and it is considered outstanding in its oratorical ability, its i athletic ability, its musical ability and in Us ability In the forensic work. It was a strong contender in every field of activity it undertook. We must qot be satisfied with the present conditions, wo must ever press onward. Our student body has about doubled itself since the present High school building was erected. Our school is inadequate. Pupil* must study in rooms where classes are reciting or being' con- One of those unsung heroes of the speed game—the fellows "behind the scenes";—will start in the driver's seat of one of the fourteen gas buggies slated to start in Altoona's annual 200-mile Flag day classic a week from Saturday. Fred Lecklider, for" years a relief driver at Indianapolis and at Altoona for Earl DeVore two years ago, is going to graduate next week, having worked himself into a full time job in the pilot's seat. Although his name has not been written in blazing lights, Lecklider's career has been studded with success. A native of Los Angeles, Lecklider came east a good part of his 30 years ago after he received the "ground course" of the California dirt tractfs. He "hung around" and made himself generally useful and was offered the' driver's' seat once in a .while. The past years Lecklider's/ time behind the wheel has been much ^greater and It is predicted that his relief days have passed/ Lecklider drove relief here for Earl DeVore in 1927 when the Chromillte special was bossed by Frank Cramer, president of the Altoona Speedway. DeVore' later lost his life ,when the Vestrls sank while he and Norman Batton were en route to South America to arrange a tour of speed meets. Lecklider will pilot the mount which Leslie Allen tooled to ninth place in the Indianapolis grand prize event last Friday. Fred Winnai, close friend of the lute Ray Keech, will drive the Miller special in which the former holder of the world's straightaway speed record rode to his death here last June, it was indicated yesterday. M. A. Yagle, owner of the mount signed an entry, naming Winnai as the possible driver. Angle Duesenberg, boss of Winnai last year, submitted an entry yester- I day, but did not name his driver. The Duesle pilot will be announced before the time trials open next week. Lou Schneider, winner of third place money at Indianapolis last week, indicated yesterday that he would be among the starters. Ho expects to race at Detroit Saturday and will come to Altoona from there. A record high was predicted today In ticket sales as advance orders con- tlnuetl to mount to a new level over the returns of the last few years. An order "from St. Johns, Newfoundland, took honors for distance. ducted. The studdnts have been deprived of the necessary physical training during the long winter months because of the lack of a gymnasium. Physical training is necessary. He cited many other needs and in closing he sai,d, "And now as towns people of Williamsburg, we must form an ideal for which to strive and upon accomplishing this ideal we will put our shoulders to the wheel and join th& march of educational progress." P»of. D. B. Kulp, supervising principal then congratulated the class on their line program and congratulated the parents, for there were undoubtedly hardships and trials to overcome In order to have this number graduated. He congratulated the class upon be- Ing the largest in the history of the i Williamsburg High school and before presenting tha diplomas he presented members of the four classes of High school with honor certificates, who earned them by having 90 per cent or more in their average for the school year. Mr. Kulp then presented the class with their diplomas. The Class Song was then sung after which Rev. Samuel R. Ma,cPhee, pastor of the Presbyterian church, pronounced the benediction. The recessional then took place with A. Dean Fay at the pipe organ. The class roll is aa follows: Angelo .Albert Aluise, Glenn Thomas Baughfman, Myron Kenneth Biddle, George Elsworth Campbell, Elwood Milton Campbell, James Daniel Steel CcH>le, Harvey Leroy Evans, Archibald Dean Fay, David Galley, Margaret Anne Galley, Margaret Clara Greaser, Grace Catharine Grove, Mary Roxana Honey, Thelma Regina Hoftner, Mary Jane Hoover, Raymond Vincent Hoover, Nellie Margaret Lang, Robert Lawrence Lang, Mary Elizabeth Marshall, Thomas Hartman Marshall, Frances Elizabeth Metz, Esther Ro- mune Moyer, >Hester Lucretla Parks, Mary Alverda. Patterson, Grace Sen- erah Reeder, Claude Jacob Reish, Martha Grace Robeson. James Donald Shaffer, Ethel Catharine Shawley, Helen Elizabeth Shelly, Margaret Shelly, Nancy Anna Simons, Wllmer Roy Sollenberger, George Clyde Snare, Jamca Clalr Suter, Myrta Louise Vance, Arthur Warren Walls, John George Wapupr, Jpseph Edward Wapner, Grace Elizabeth Westbrook and Ralph Rohrer WWttaker, jr. JAFFA MOSQUE TO BE WELL LIGHTED i • . v. Boulevards Will Be Prdvided Along Broad Avenue and on Driveway Leading From That Thoroughfare. By way of helping to make the new Jaffa mosque and. the surroundings a real show place and beauty spot, plans have been completed for providing ample boulevard lighting along Broad avenue, between Twenty-second and Twenty-third streets, and along a thirty-foot driveway that will be constructed, from Broad avenue and which' will extend all the way around the mosque • on the western side. While the entire cost of the installations' will be borne by Jaffa temple, the work will be done by the city under the direction of the bureau of electricity. The temple will also pay for the maintenance of the lights. Jaffa will also lay a new sidewalk along Broad avenue. As set forth in the council proceeding^ yesterday the corners at Twenty-second and Twenty-, third streets will be rounded'by the city, the temple deeding the necessary ground for the purposej The plans for widening Twenty-third street, which were discussed a year ago, have apparently been abandoned. The matter was discussed at the morning councilmanic conference today, it having been brought up by Councilman Charles E. Rhodes, who expressed the view that it should still be 'done for the sake of traffic and parking iconditldn. '•, The electrical bureau will shortly take up, the work of installing the conduits along Broad avenue and along the proposed driveway. A t large oak tree which stood near the'northeast corner of the'new build- Ing was felled yesterday afternoon. Tile trunk was of enormous size but was found to be defective. NEW ENTERPRISE, June 4.—That there Is a wholesome interest and enthusiasm In public education in South Woodbury township, was again manifested Tuesday night by the record attendance at the class program given by the seniors of 1930. An hour before the performance was scheduled to begin every available seat in the J. Leonard Replogle High school auditorium, except those reserved for parents, was occupied. Soon afterwards, ooth dressing rooms on either side of :he stage were tfirown open to the public and every inch of standing room extending down the halls was used, but scores were turned away because .they could not get within hearing distance. The program given was a departure from tho traditional type of class night procedure and yet retained those essential features so cherished by every High school graduating class. The setting for the evening centered around ar typical gypsy camp, the stage being decorated accordingly and all the seniors wearing colorful gypsy costumes. , This setting furnished the background for songs, choruses and incidents along the road and was especially well adapted for the second part bf the program when the usual class prophecy was cleverly portrayed as a fortune-telling feature. This was conducted by Lillian Smith, Louise Brumbaugh fti\d'Ruth Teeter who acted as interpreters of the future. As the different stations in life were revealed, whether that of a musician, an orator or a successful business man, the individual proceeded to demonstrate his ability' along that line. This evening the commencement exercises will be held in the same auditorium. .Dr. Charles Calvert Ellis, E resident of Juniata college, will de- ver the address. Following is the commencement program: . Invocation Rev. D. O. Cottrell High school chorus—"Sunset Peace" Oration "Our Ambitions' Louise Brumbaugh Piano solo "O Sol Mio' Harriet Steele Oration "The Measure of Life" ' J. Robert Longenecker Address Dr. Charles Calvert Ellis, Presentation of class John A. Ake Presentation of diplomas—P. B. Furry, president board of education. Benediction. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS. Mr. and MM. Harry P. Tearick and daughter Kathtyn have returned from Philadelphia, -where they attended the commencemeflt e*erdsea of their daughter, Ml*s Helen Louise Tearick. Miss Tearlck Wa« graduated from the Methodlat hospital training school for nurses. Mr. and Mfs. E. W..Brubaker of 1027 Sixth avehu* 8p«nt Memorial day in Washington, D. C., where they visited Mr. and Mrs. Leon Bmbaker, the former a son. MERCY HOSPITAL CASES. 1 Admitted. Charles Denny, Hollidaysburg. Bessie M. Bechtel, Williamsburg. Merlel Echerd, WllHamsburg. Ida Echard, Williamsburg. . Cecelia Slowick, 809 East Seventh street. Ruth Auld, Portage. Discharged. Mrs. Boyd Caldwell, Canan Station, and baby girl. Mrs. Harry Ingram, East Twenty- sixth street, and baby girl. ^^i * — BUSINESS CLUB IS TOLD OF SPEEDWAY Paul 0. Pommer Gives Talk on Benefits,of Tipton Track to Altoona and Two-man Cars to Motor Industry. MARION G. FLUKE EARLY UNE BRIDE Miss Marion G. Fluke, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. C. R. Fluke of 1100 Third avenue and Dr. Harry D. Collett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Collott of 2110 West Chestnut avenue, were united in marriage at 8 o'clock this morning in St. Luke's Episcopal church. The ceremony was performed by Rev. William B. Rogers, rector of St. James Episcopal church, Trenton, N. J., assisted by Rev. R. Allen Hatch, recfor of the local congregation. The bride wore a gown of white satin back crepe and carried white roses and lilies of the valley. She 'was attended by her sister, Miss Alma Fluke, who wore pink pussy willow crepe and carried pink roses. Dr. Harry W. Weest of Altoona acted as best man for the bridegroom. Little Jean Replogle was flower girl, • -Miss Edith McCartney, friend and classmate of the bride, was organist for the occasion and played Mendelssohn's wedding march and the wedding march from Lohengrin. Immediately after the wedding breakfast was served to friends at the Bank cafe. Dr. Collett is a' graduate of the Altoona High school, Jefferson . Medical college at Philadelphia and has v been practicing during the past year in this city. He served his interneship at the Altoona hospital. Miss Fluke is also a graduate of the Altoona High school and a graduate of the Mercy hospital training school and has been doing public health nursing in thia city for the past year. There were a number of out-of-town guests including those from Trenton, N. J,, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New Kensington and Latrobe. Dr. and Mrs. Collett will reside in their newly furnished home at 1921 Fourth avenue, this city, after returning from a weo> ding trip to eastern cities. SHRINERS GOING TO BIGJONCLAYE (Continued from Page 1.) temple of Chicago at thJ local station as they passed through en route to Toronto. This la one of the largest conclaves in the country and was tiaveling eastward on special trains. Four trains "f fifty-live Pullmans carried the Chicago Sbrlners. One;' train accommodated the band of some 230 members while the others carried the temple's divan aud the various other units. MEN WITH SACKS OF WIRE ARRESTED Waiter Wojowitz , and Frank ,D,ella were arrested by Officer Paul Fultz at 1 o'clock this morning at Seventh avenue and Sixth street as they were toting a couple of lai<ge ( sacks that were filled with copper wire. As they could give no satisfactory account of having the wire in their^ possession the men and sacks were taken to the police station. • They were charged with being dangerous and suspicious persons. Two days ago a Cambria county detective was in the city looking for wire that had been stolen" and he has been apprised of the arrest of the two men. The Penn Central company officials were also notified, C, H. Betting was arrested at 2.05 o'clock this morning by Officer Fultz at 321 First avenue on a charge of being drunk and disorderly. B. B. Pensyl was arrested on the same charge at 1510 Ninth street at 12.15 o'clock this morning by Sergeant C. B. Campbell and Officer A. B. Cun-. ningham. At police court yesterday afternoon John Clayton and John A. Carman were arraigned on the charge of insulting women. Carman was fined $25.80 or sixty days and Clayton drew a penalty of $5.80 or ten\ days. Both men paid. Wilmington Lane, charged with disorderly conduct, was given seventy- two hours in the city prison and John Thomas, disorderly conduct, was fined $5.80. CLOSE PLANK ROAD TO PUBLIC TRAVEL (Continued from Page 1.) allocated all highways which had once been, turnpikes and which were not occupied by state routes. It was promptly macadamized and has always been greatly used. Most traffic southbound from .the city, or inbound from the south, now uses either the* Logan valley or the Sixth avenue road but the final completion of the Plank road will make a third southern outlet. Brua Brothers also have the contract for the building of a section of road between McKee and Roaring Spring~*but the work on that, has not. started. It will be started within a very short time, however. CANDIDATE BROWN FILES OTEMENT (Continued from Page 1.) $2.000. andSHerman Taylor and Robert Gunnis, Philadelphia, $1,000. Francis H. Bohlen, defeated for the Republican senatorial nomination, received a contribution of $100 from the Bohlen-Phillips-Dorrance states committee. He expended $46 of that amount, and refunded the balance to the committee. James F. Woodward, defeated for renomination as secretary of internal affairs, reported gifts of $800 and expenditures of $1201.40. The benefits of the speedway to Altoona and 'the advantages of the new two-man cars to automobile racing were discussed yesterday by Paul C. Pommer, manager of the speedway, at the weekly-luncheon of the American Business club in the Penn-Alto hotel. "The speedway adds much to Altoona In an advertising way," Pommer said. "We are establishing ourselves and are getting to the point where Altoona and racing are synonomous. When more than 500 newspapers In all corners of the nation print stories of the Altoona Speedway twice each week months before the speed classic and daily several weeks, It is needless to point out the benefit this city receives. Those readers numbering more than 20,000,000 will consider Altoona when they plan to move to another locality." Pommer, who returned this week from Indianapolis where he witnessed the running of the annual 500-mile race, Was high in his! praise of the new two-man cars that will race here June 14. "Added safety is the biggest factor," he told the business men. "And it means much more to the driver to have someone with him. Billy Arnold, winner of the Hoosier race, told me that when he drove through the six- car wreck, his mechanic, "Spider" Mattock, patted him on the back and said, 'That's the boy Billy, take it easy.' And, Paul you don't know what that meant to me,' Billy said." Pommer told tho A. B. C. that the scope of fans interested in the Altoona race reach as far as South America The record distance for ticket orders was St. Johns, Newfoundland. Motion pictures of the Indianapolis race and last Sunday's good will celebration at> Stultz field were shown by Abe Cohen, local pawn broker.' REAM FOR EARLY VOTE JN TARIFF (Continued from Page 1.) ance with the United States, her most unfavorable position in the system of the world's balances of payment, and particularly with respect to her balance of payment vwith the United States, would be further aggravated to a considerable extent, should the proposed new rates go into effect against most of the products shipped from Germany to the United States." Italy said in one of her notes: "It la beyond dispute that any tail ft revision by the Unite ^ States in the form, .and on the rate basis of the bill approved by the senate, cannot help seriously diminishing Italy's purchases of agricultural products, mainly grains and cotton and other raw materials, thus eventually weakening the economic relations between the two countries." MAKES FAST ACROSM1 Graf Zeppelin, ftyffig ward In *«*«# W«i Is Exceeding Ipeed mated (HJP' tlnltCd rmoa,f A'!? ,&*' HORTA, Azores Islands, IvttH '-k-** The Graf Zeppelin was reported f- . -, ing over the Island of Flore* at (,«*• « m., (E. S. T.) today. Making Good Time. FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, June 4.—The Graf Zeppelin flew e*«t over the Atlantic near the Azores islands today on Its homewaril Jorsf* ney to Friedrichshafen from the XJ*M*» icas. Dr. Hugo Eckener, commanded radioed his position at 5 a. m., central European time (11 p. m. Tuesday K. 3. T.) ft* 38 degrees north latitude; 39.30 west longitude, or approximately 1,70*'' miles from Seville, Spain, wheiW the Graf will stop before arriv»|; here. The ship was making a speed of 7B knots, and was flying directly towantt the Azores. If It maintained UlAt speed, it should reach Seville around midnight tonight, Spanish time (7 p. m. E. S. T.) which would be bett*r than Dr. EckeneVs estimated fifty hours. The flight across the ocean waS be* Ing made without difficulty, an* Judging from messages the twenty-th«* passengers were enjoying the trip^t* the utmosy "North'Wfeterly winds, weather cleai*, and our appetites good," one of fit. Eckener's messages read. „ Good tail winds helped the ship}> five motors maintain a high aver«g* speed, and there Were indications that the Graf Zeppelin might break Ita <«ft record crossing of 59 hours, 24 minuteay • for" a distance of 4,200 miles frottl Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen, established lost year. -* On the present voyage, however, Dr» Eckener will halt at Seville for tw» hours, 3,500 miles from Lakehurst, then swing'across the Mediterranean and over France to Germany. YOUNG WOMEN TO TOUR A EUROPE DURING SUMMER Misses A. Louise Seeds and Harriet Seeds of 1401 Ninth street, and Iffitt Geraldlne Smith of 2410 West Chestnta avenue; sailed last night on board tit* Berengaria from New York for Cher- 1 bourg, France, planning to spend tfi^ ensuing two months In touring Europe. During their time on the continent the young women will visit Paris «nct France generally, Switzerland, Italy.' go up the Rhine river and through Germany, Holland, Belgium and Bag- land. They will also attend the pre» sentation'of the famous Passion: Play at Oberammergau. They plan ta Mil for home from Liverpool, England, late in July or early in August. f Misses Louise Seeds is a teacher lit the Fairview school while Miss Smith; teaches Latin in the Roosevelt Junior High school. M*» Harriet- Seed* *• employed at the Bell Telephone company business office. AMERICAN LEGION DRUM ; CORPS TO SEE PICTURE KIWANIANS ENTERTAINED WITH PICTURE OP RILEY Altoona Kiwanians passed a pleasing hour and fifteen their noonday luncheon meeting at the Penn- Alto hotel today. Arthur McArthur was the guest speaker and he gave a most entertaining talk on James Whitcomb Rlley, the Indiana poet. Mr. McArthur was an intimate of the famous poet, told how he came to meet him and various personal incidents of their extended acquaintance. It was punctuated with a lot of wit and humor and he also brightened it with some of Riley's verse and poern^ His talk afforded a half hour of real pleasure. The Kiwanians voted to participate in the American Legion's celebration of Flag day on Friday evening, June 13. The plans for opening the Kiwanis farm In Sinking Valley were furthered and Kiwanians were asked to furnish the names of boys, to spend the vacation there. The American Legiqa Drum and Bugle corps will see the present of "Journey's End," the celet English war picture, at the theatre on Thursday night. The i beginning at 11 o'clock has been ignated and dedicated to the corps and- it will get the entire proceeds. The money will be devoted for reequipment , ~ and the summer's program. " *j The drum and bugle corps previous *£fy to the show will appear on paracX ,;.,, covering the business section, with jfc '• A view of promoting the attraction an* __ to obtain a large attendance at their ,J" special show later in the evening-. .It paraded Saturday and. Monday es^r ningB in the interest of the attraction. ^ i ,4 M. D. OFFICE FORCE TO \ HONOR CHARLES McCUBDY FORMER ENGINEER "HEBE. James W. Shields of Mt. Pleasant, former engineer for the city of Altoona, has terminated a two-days' visit with friends and former acquaintances here. -Mr. Shields, with the engineering department of the Frick Coal company for many years, has receritly embarked into the consulting engineer business t'oif himself and is meeting with a satisfactory degree of success. The office force of Superintendent £ B. Sinclair of the Middle division -wilt pay their respect to the memory "04 their fellow employe thia afternoon by •attending the funeral of Charles G. McCurdy, statistician and athtetta chairman of the division. The fune?*$ services will be conducted at 3>39> o'clock*at his late home. 112 Sixteenth street, conducted by his pastor. E. Lansing Bennett. The funeral will also be attended'' John Coleman, general chairman athletics on the Pennsylvania aysti of Philadelphia and members of ttl* Eastern region' athletic commute* They arrived here this morning. CONNECTICUT AVIATOR CLAIMING NEW RECORD MIAMI, Fla.. June 4.—Gua Graftl veteran Bethany, Conn., flier, claimed a new non-stop 'distance- record fojf low-powered planes today after a VMJft* mile night from Bethany in a shfp of his own make. » The pilot left the Connecticut city at 5.27 p. m. E. S. T. Monday am) landed here at 2.55, p. m. E. S. T. y«Sn terday. Hia plane was constructed, h* said, from parts of an old army st»mi* ard biplane and a Sikorsky modal. ALDERMANIC NEWS: HOTTEST DAT OF SPRING. Altoona experienced the hottest weather of the spring period yesterday when at noon the temperature was recorded as 92 degrees, according to the figures at tho Pennsylvania raili-oad test plant. The previous high mark was on May S when 90 degrees was registered. Last night the temperature fell to 55 and today at noon had risen to 85 degrees. GIVE TO AID fOUU. The Central Bureau of Charities in extending relict to the poor of the city can utilize gifts of money, large or small in amount, to carry on its Increased activities. Treasurer Robert C. Wilson acknowledges a gift of $30 from the Quota club and a contribution of ?1 from A. H. M., JIVILL ATTEND REUNION. Dr. S. L. McCarthy will go to Philadelphia tomorrow to attend the alumni reunion of Jefferson Medical college. Dr. McCarthy graduated at the institution in the class of 1870 and along with others of tho same class or earlier will have a place of honor at the banquet which will feature the reunion. John Larson, sr., and John jr., were arraigned before Charles M. Kephart of the Fifth warf last night to answer a charge of forcible entry, preferred by J. C. Bfttt baker. The allegation at Brubaiw that the Larsons came to his horn*, the absence of himself and wife, broke into the building, scaring children into hysterics an4 down the door. Tha defense was the rough character at entranp* vftf because they thought a mutual I?' lived there. The cas« was. upon payment of the costs, UTTLB ITEMS OF IKTlUJf Sacred Heart branch. No. «i B. A... will hold its arst Jung this evening at 8 o'clock in Kniyhts' ol Columbus name *t Twelfth avenue. Following UM ness session, a social will be the juveniles. Tb« ladisa in cl thii children's party ar« Mrs. Boslet, Mru. Buoiuu, Mr*. Mrs. Wolf and Mrs. Burkhart, in charge of the senior's art) Mrs. Daiay tiandafnoq McOow^ 4, - '

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