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Strikes the Red Ctoss ,-. Always Meady, Alw oft the Scene. Metttbers of ttte-AltbtolM ball Team Covered at Johnstown Saturday, ESTABLISHED JUNE 13, 1874. ALTOONA, PA., MONDAV EVENING, NOVEMBER 11, 1929. TWENTY-FOUR PAGES—PfctdE TWO dfifof & j SCHOOL DESERTED BY CELEBRATORS Senior High Students Leave Classes In Recognition of AUTO VICTIM DIES. Football Victory Johnstown Teami Over, TURN IN FIRE ALARM FROM SCHOOL SYSTEM Immense Bonfire Is Held on Prospect Park Hill and Parade Is Staged Through Business District. Pandemonium reigned in and about the Senior High school this' morning when students of the school took Into their own hands the matter, o£ properly celebrating the maroon and white John K. 5Iayhn6 Succumb* to Injuries Received on Nov. 5. John Elmer Mayhue, caretaker at Alfarata park, near Alexandria, who was hit by ah automobile on Tuesday evening, Noy. 5, and removed to the J. C. Blair. Memorial hospital at Huntingdon with a possible fracture of the skull died this morning at 3.20 o'clock at the hospital, never regaining con-: sclousness. , He was struck by a car driven by John O. Platt of the Elizabeth apartments, Altoona, who rushed him to the hospital. Mr. Mayhue was born in Centre county on March 10, 1807. His wife preceded him to the grave twenty-one years ago. .He is Survived by five sons .and three daughters, William B. Mayhue, John E; Mayhue and C. Ray Mayhue, all of Altoona, Harry J. Mayhue of Juniata, Robert F. Mayhue of Richmond, Va., Mary C. Mayhuo of Lock Haven, Nellie L. Mayhue of Harrin- burg, and S. Helen Mayhue of Waterstreet. ' « Mr. Mayhue is also survived by eighteen grandchildren and three brothers and two sister's, William Mayhue of Van Scbyoc, Green Mayhue and Marsh Mayhue Of Phllipsburg, Mrs. John Wilson of Bellefonte arid Mrs. Rebeo- ca Burford of Tyrone. He was a member of the Methodist church. The body was taken to the funeral Roher and Mauk in Juniata HOME DEDICATED BY WAR_ VETERANS Noble Post Members Also Consecrate Themselves to Lives of Useful Service In the Community. • PARADE IS FEATURE OF INSPIRING EVENT Admiral Robert E, Coontz, George G. Patterson, Congressman Kurtz and Mayor McMurray Give Addresses. | team's victory over Johnstown on Sat. home of g ^ and^Mauk in^unlata 1 - -' ""• n "" " 1o " m f " nm morning, the remains will be taken to the home of the son, William E. Mayhue of 016 East Logan avenue, Altoona, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 1.30 o'clock. Interment will be made In the cemetery at Franklinvllle, Huntingdon county. DOLLAOAY WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY urday, turned In a city fire alarm from the building and, fled en masse from the school. the building, the students ^visited the Roosevelt Junior High school building and for a short time threatened to disrupt the classes there. Members of the Junior High faculty had but little difficulty, however, in inducing the invaders to leave and school there continued as usual. "Coffin" Is Burned. When the bonfire was at its height, several students appeared, carrying an oblong box, covered with cloth, and with "Johnstown" written on the side. After several attempts, the cof- lln" was hurled squarely on top of the blaze Logs, boxes, wood, anything inflammable, were carried to and thrown, upon the bonfire by the students: Cheer leaders appeared and led several school yells. A snake dance took place around the .fire, several students narrowly escaping • burns as they were crowded too near the fire. Flags taken from the school were m prominence everywhere, being carried on foot and set up on automobiles. Students crowded into every vehicle which was In operation, sitting on the fenders, radiators, hoods and tops. Numbers of them had tin pans which they had purchased and were beating in time to the, cheers. There were between 500 and 000 students at the bonfire, girl students, too, being in attendance. . During the invasion of the business district between 400 and 500 students crashed the doors of the Mishler theatre where a regular showing of a picture was being held and remained for a short time. ..When they left the theatre, however, they failed to, take with them the articles such as skillets, pans and 'other, nbisamakers and tlag poles, leaving them to be cleared away by the theatre employes.,. Few Remain In School. Late reports from the Senior High school Indicated that few • more than . 200 students remained in the building If or the day's scheduled classes which ^Superintendent R. E. Laramy ordered Allowed despite the outbreak. / At the school this morning the cause of the disturbance was.given by school officials as promises ' made in- past years by 'a member ,of the school board that a victory, over the Johnstown High school team would, mean a day's vacation from classes • on the following Monday. The board member who made such promises was not present at the High school this morning but the student's memories held, to the promise. . , ; The rush from tho school was made by members of the senior and junior classes who hkd sat through the usual school auditorium without showing any sign of what followed,' according to .Dr. G. D. Robb, principal. Custom Is Broken. It has been the custom thus far this year to read the score of the preceding Saturday's game during the assembly but to take no more recognition of the team's victory. This morning even this formality, was omitted. School heads based .their action of minimizing the school victories on psychology, feeling, they said, that if too much notice was taken 1 of the victories the team would be over-confident. The outbreak came as the students were marching.' from the auditorium. The fire alarm boxes are located in various parts of the building and one of the students turned in the fire alarm from the nearest box calling out'com- panies Nos. 3, 5, 7 and truck B. The firemen generally we're inclined to take the alarm as it was intended on arr rival at the building and by the time the companies arrived the streets were filled with students. Little Or nothing was done by tho school head to stem the rush for the .exits from the building and the excitement was increased by the continuous ringing of the school alarm bells. The services of City Electrician Charles Downs was required before the bells could be' silenced and some semblance Jof order resumed. •*, Many of the students who had joinec in the first rush from .the building returned and secured their wraps when they learned, of the plans Of the group Many of the sophomore students, who had been in their classrooms during the' first outbreak joined the upper classmen and also deserted their books Despite the few students remainlnj in the building, some rooms having no students at all while others hai only one or two members of the usua thirty-five or more students, the regu lar school schedule was carried on fo the day. COUNTV COIJBT TOMOHUOW. A session of miscellaneous court wi be held at Hollidaysburg tomorrow convening at 9.30 o'clock. Motions an petitions will be heard, submission taken and domestic relations case disposed of. No more jury courts ar scheduled for this calendar year. Th courthouse offices at Hollic'aysbur remained closed all day today, bein a legal holiday. Booster Merchants MakingExtr aor dinary Pr ep - aration for Great Autumn Merchandising Event. Dollar day, steadily growing In im- ortance and popularity in Altoona ntil It has assuhied the proportions f an institution, will be held on Wed- esday of this week. Dollar day is held quarterly by Al- oona Booster stores, but the one cheduled for November is-always regarded as the best of all, due to the act that.it comes just before the ad- ent of winter and at the time when !hristmas shopping has fts inception. As a result the Booster merchants prepare for it on. a miUch'more elab- rate scale and their,, patrons have cmite naturally come' to look forward o it with pleasurable anticipations'. The Dollar da"y scheduled for the day ter tomorrow is going to bring a remendpus throng of people to Al- onay from every section of central enrfsylvania. The Booster merchants have advertised it very'widely and the ieople are going to come because they now.-from past experience that it is well' worth their while to do so. Of course, hundreds of them are gong to make the journey to Altoona Sy automobile and the city authorities are going to cooperate with the mer-: chants and 'their out-of-town patrons >y lifting the parking restrictions for ha day as far as it is possible to do 10 in order that traffic may flow.. Dollar day on Wednesday will be the, iccasion for purchasing wearables, but ilso for everything that the individual may desire. •. Included among the Booster stores 'are furniture dealers, milliners, music, "drug, leather, stationery, novelty, shoe, hat and jewelry stores as well as department stores, and those that deal in men's and women's clothing, so that the things one leeds in the home as well as tha. af- .icles of general utility and adornment may be obtained on Dollar day at the extraordinary: moderate prices which will prevail .then.' Furthermore, Christmas will be but about six weeks away and it will afford the . opportunity to begin stock- (Contlnued on Page 17)1 NEW MINISTER NAMED. Dr. Julius CurtiiiH Will Have Charge of German Foreign Policy. BERLIN, Nov. 11.—Dr. Julius Cur- Jus, minister' of economic affairs, was appointed foreign minister today succeeding the late Dr. Gustav Strese- lann.' Curtius had been acting foreign minister since the death of Strese- mann. Paul Moldenhauer was appointed minister of economics to succeed Cur- Dedicating their recently acquired new home on .Seventeenth street to the purposes of their organization and the community at large, the members of the James L. Noble post, No. 3, Veterans of Foreign Wars, on Saturday afternoon'likewise consecrated themselves to lives of benevolence, usefulness and service to their fellow men. The spirit of gratitude to those who aided them in the acquisition of tho home and the desire to reciprocate by giving a distinctive helpful service in every patriotic and worthy civic movement was manifest through all the exercises that marked the dedication of the new home and to these worthy purposes the home was consecrated by the clergymen in their supplications. The exercises 'were held* in the large basement room which was filled to its capacity and they were marked by eloquent addresses by Admiral Robert E. Coontz of Washington, who was the honor guest of the day; by Attorney George G. Patterson of Hollidaysburg, Congressman J. Banks Kurtz and others 'who participated in the program. Inspiring music was rendered by the Altoona Works choir and by the V. F.. W. bands of this city and Johnstown.. Parade Precedes Ceremony. A parade in which the Noble post, members, Dewey camp, United Spanish War. Veterans, War Mothers, auxiliary bands, corps, the the organizations, the two American Legion drum members of ithe official reception mlttee and the old war tank participated preceded the formal exercises in the home. Throughout the entire line of march the people turned out in great numbers, lining the sidewalks, to do honor to the veterans on the auspicious occasion. In the procession as well as in the assemblage were half a dozen veterans of tho Civil war, including D. M. Lotz, Harry V. Carls, S. C. Wljson, W. H. Shafer, John Weller and A. C. Hammaker, and Mr. Patterson, in the course * of his address, drew attention to these venerable men who wore the blue uniform of their country more than three score years ago, paid an- eloquent tribute to ttieit valor and called upon tl.e audience to rise, in tribute to them. The veterans arose In response to the tribute and greeting. It was one of the beautiful and stirring episodes of an afternoon replete with patriotic sentiment. .• Greetings Are Extended. Bruce Crumm, who as a member of the committee in charge of the dedication, took a prominent part in the arrangements, presided and in opening the exercises he expressed the gratitude of the post members to all those who helped in any way to make (Continued On Page 10.) FRANK TOfflLINSON DIES EARLY TODAY Man Injured When Struck by an Automobile on Highway Nov. 2, Succumbs to Wounds. T Index to Today's News Page 2—France recalls war's trage dies. Crossword puzzle. Page 4, —Continued story, "The Man From Morocco." Page 5.—In the business world of today. Page 6—Society, church and fraternal news. Page 7—Tope speaks at Sunday service. Page 8—Editorial, Timely Topics, the Saunterer, etc. Pages 14, 15 and 16—Sports. Page 17—Market and financial news. Pages 20 and 21—Correspondence. £iPages 22 and 23-Classified. Curtius has been prominent in government affairs during the post war period, ' supporting the Stresemann foreign policies and working with the late foreign minister as one of the leaders of the Folk's party.' Curtius, who is 62 years old, was educated at the universities of Kei), Strassbong and Bonn. PLANS COMPLETED MR HITPARADE Last minute details' were completed early today for the annual Armistice day parade which was scheduled for 4 o'clock this afternoon. Lieutenant Colonel Edward R. Coppock will be the parade marshal and the line will cover an itinerary embracing both the East and West sides of the city. Starting promptly -at 4 o'clock tha line is to move' on Chestnut avenue, to Eleventh street, Eleventh avenue, Bridge street, Seventeenth street, Eighth avenue, to Seventh street and hack to Chestnut avenue where organizations will disband. All of the service men's uiiit^ and auxiliaries of the city are embraced in the parade .formation, and in addition there were to be a number of floats, hospital ambulances, bands and a number of organizations, including the Hoy Scouts, Knights of St. George, American Cadets and the Kiiighis of King Arthur. Detailed instructions relative to the assembling of the various units to participate in the parade were sent out some time ago by tho chiuf marshal. TCvery effort was to be made to have • lie parade get under way promptly at 'i o'clock, Heroes as They are Today Frank J. Torallnson, aged 52, residing at 38011 Third avenue, died at 5.45 o'clock this morning at Mercy hospital from wounds suffered when struck by an automobile on Saturday evening, Nov. 2, at 6.15 o'clock, at Sixth avenua near Thirty-seventh street, driven by W. T. Withers of 2712 Seventh avenue. Tomlinson suf. fered a fracture of the skull, coneuS' slon of the brain, lacerations about the face and general body bruises. Taken immediately to the hospital, slight hopes were entertained for a time for his recovery. He wan unconscious when picked up and at only a few times did he rouse momentarily from his unconscious state and then he was unable to give a concise narrative of how the accident occurred. Withers states the man was walking by the sido of the road and ateppec directly in front of hla machine.. Withers reported the accident, 10 which there were no witnesses, to City hall and looked after the care and comfort of the deceased. Coronei Chester 'C. Rothrock was advised o the death this morning'and he wil make an investigation of the incident: connected therewith and announce hi decision as to whether or not he wil hold an inquest later. Mr. Tomllnson, a carpenter by trade was a native of this city, having bee born Jan. 14, 1877, a son of Franci and Mury Tomllnson. both deceusec Hi.-> wife preceded h|m in death an he is survived by one son, Francis o this city, and a daughter, Mrs. Alvi Frey of Buffalo, N. Y. He is also .-iu vived by two brothers, Irn J. and Louis. A. Tomlinson, both of this city. Deceased was a member of St. Hose of Lima Catholic church, Kldorado. Funeral cortege will leave the late homo at 9 o'clock Wednesday Iteming and proceed to St. Kose of Lima church where requiem mass will bo celebrated followed by interment in Calvary cemetery. \\KATIIICK VOHKOAST. WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 11. Western Pennsylvania—1 n c r u u t> IHK cloudiness tonight, followed by ruin Tuesday. Colder near Lake Erin Tuesday; colder Tuesday night. Eastern Pennsylvania— Increasing clo.idine.ss tonight followed by ruin Tuesday ; no: much (lliangc in teinperatur,- , moilcrate winds ipo.stly south and southwest. THREE KILLED AND TWENTY-FIVE HURT Bloody Street Fighting Takes Place In Mexico City Between Supporters of Presidential Candidates. FIGHTS OFF POLICE. WOMAN AND CHILD ARE AMONG THOSE WOUNDED Headquarters of Revolutionary Party Fired—Mob Turned Back From Presidential Palace. l*y QKSFOIID V. I-'INJK. Stuff Correspondent. MEXICO CITY, Nov. 11.—Precautions against, weclc of the disorders in the final presidential campaign Knro they are as they are today, 11 years after: No.. 1, Private Patrick Donahue; No. 2, Corporal OtlH JJ. Morrltliew and hlH family; No. S, Private Mario jYItizzI; No. 4, Private George W. Wills; No. 5, Prlvnto Michael Saclha,; No. 0, Sergeant Bernard Karly and Mrs. Marly; No. 7, Sergeant Harry M. Parsons. 'BUDDIES" OF YORK IN HIS EPIC FEAT Eleven Years After War Finds Them Widely Scattered and Little Honored for Their Exploit. NEW ROAD OPENED TO WILLIAMSBURG Week Later, Water Street Section Will Be Ready for Use, Breaking Down Detour Irf Effect All Summer. By ROBERT TAIJDEY. Nea Service Writer. "It was like this—". says ex-Private George W. Wills who lives with his wife and two boys in a little frame house near the city dumps in South Philadelphia and has a job as a leamster, driving a feed wagon from i a. m. to 7 "p. m. every., day except Sunday. s> 'It was like this," he repeats, ''all us fellows made the capture and should be credited alike, but Sergeant York seems to have got all the glory." But listen to ex-Sergeant Harry M. Parsons, now the owner and manager of an auto accessory store in Brook- yn, N. Y., whose order sent York and his handful of'companions into one of he hottest engagements in the World var. , • "Alvln York. deserves every bit of he credit given him," says ex- Sergeant Parsons. "His was' the jreatest achievement in the war." This Armistice Day, eleven years after the conflict ended, the con- roversy is still on. Official Wash- ngton sqems to incline to ex-Sergeant Parsons' view, but the boys who went lirough hell with Sergeant, York on :hat historic day in the Argonne 'orest and have long since gone back o civilian jobs take pretty much the same view an ex-Private Wills. But let's see what they did then— and what they are doing today. It is October 8, 1918, on Hill 223 in he Argonne sector near Chatel- (Contlnued on Pago 10.) HUKT IN TOOTllAI,!, (SAME. Vernon Lockard, aged 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lockard and residing at 3112 Spruce avenue, was treated at the Altoona hospital dispensary yesterday for a fracture of ;he right clavicle, the boy being hurt on Saturday while playing football with a number of companions. An X-ray examination was made at the hospital and tho fracture reduced. CONDITION IS FAIR. The condition of James Hippensteel, a resident of near Tyrone who suffered first and second degr.ee burns Home weeks ago when a can of gasoline exploded as he was kindling a fire, is reported as fair at the Altoona hospital. The man Is a patient in tlje men's surgical ward of the institution. Tho state highway between Hollidaysburg and V/illlamsburg was opened for traffic on Saturday; the section between Yellow Springs and Water Street will be opened next Saturday. The detour as established for through traffic will not be removed until the Water Street end of the road Id opened. Then it will have : no effect upon the section between Duncansvllle and Crcsson.' The section on tho mountain above Muntaln lake park will bo opened for winter traffic, on a ,hard surface road, at the time when work is closed for the.winter although tho road job will not have been completed. Working in announcements be kept closed harmony . with early that ttio road would tho minimum length of time, t*o contractors bent all efforts to fulfill promises made by the state department of highways. This word concerning those roads is given out by Charles It. Forbes, chief engineer of thin district, this morning. .The Crcsson mountain section was In part, relocated. The relocated portions arc being paved first and tho pouring of the concrete Is progressing as rapidly as weather conditions permit so if good weather prevails, by the time work shuts down for the winter, tho traveler will have either concrete or macada-n upon which to travel, over the new section. In the spring, the old macadam will be replaced, with concrete, making it necessary again to close tho road for a short tirae.' Beginning with next Saturday traffic from the west will come to Altoona by way of tho Buck' horn and going to Hollidaysburg, may proceed eastward to Hollidaysburg and thence to Water Street and continuing eastward on the William Penn highway. Westbound traffic will observe tho reverse route. In traveling from Hollidaysburg to WilHamsburg now, tho traveler will not follow strictly tho William Punn route, for the section between Geeseytown and Canoe creek, being built by Brua Brothers of Hollidaysburg, Is incomplete. There an; about 2,500 feet of concrete to pour and If weather conditions prove favorable this wenk, this contract will be finished by the end of this week. Giving this the customary time to (Continued on Pago 17.) were redoubled today as tne capital recovered from bloody street fighting between the supporters of rival candidates. Three dead and possibly twenty-five wounded, including a woman and a child, was announced as the toll of a clash last night when pistol-fire and n. barrage of bricks and stones started during a parade of 8,000 supporters of Joso Vasconcelos, anti-reelectlonlst candidate for president. There was a persistent report—denied by President Emilio Fortes Gil— that tho government had dispatched troops to various sections throughout the country where disorders might occur. Tension was severe In Tampico, Guardalajara and Vera Cruz where great demonstrations were held yesterday. Soldlurn Turn Mob Back. The fighting In the capital occurred at tho headquarters of Pascula Ortiz Rubino National Revolutionary party candidate. Tho Headquarter^ building was damaged by fire after rioters had smashed tho windows and hurled torches Inside. A mob was later turned back from the presidential palace by soldiers with fixed bayonets and police guarded the United States embassy where a demonstration was held. The fighting started when the antl- reelcctlonists' parade through the streets suddenly changed to a riot, Tho demonstration of tho anti-re- electlonlsts had been allowed on petition earlier In the week. The parade was proceeding peacefully until the marchers approached one of the headquarters of Otiz Rublo faction where the rioting occurred. Within a few minutes the sccno was in utmost confusion and tho paraders were storming tho headquarters building. , Are Easy Targets. Tho antl-reelecUonlstS wero easy targets for National Revolutionary supporters on top of the building. The mob broke out all the wlndowa in tho building and hurled flaming torches through the windows. Firemen were unable to descend from their trucks and not until 200 special police arrived waS the fighting quelled. Most of tho casualties were anti-re- electionlsts. Octavlo Mcdellln Ostos, vice president of tho party, said throe persons were killed and at least twelve wounded. He telegraphed Vasconcelos in Guardalajara, charging that tho Ortiz Rublo faction fired the first shots and were responsible for tho riot. Among the wounded was Chief of Polico Valunte Quaiht&na, who was (Continued on Page 17.) PREPAREDNESS IS URGED BY CURTIS Demented Wnr Velcrnn Barrlondns Himself In AJtlc Fifteen Hours. PITTSBURGH. Nov. 11.—Edwin Bannon, aged 30. World war veteran, shot himself in the head shortly before noon today after ho had held off policemen for more than fifteen hours in the barricaded attic of his homo in Elliott. Ha was taken to a hospital in a serious condition. Bannon lodged himself in the attic last night after he had shot at several members of his family, policemen and passersby who attempted to quiet him when ho was under an hallucination that a Detroit gang was after him. Whilo Bunnon'H comrades were marching in an Armistice day parade, the former soldier who never saw active service but wns shell shocked lu n training camp, brandished revolvers at patrolmen who surrounded the house and attempted to dislodge him. Ho paid no attention to the fumes of tear gas bombs that were hurled through thu windows. Two revolvers, a German Lailger and a police service pistol, belonging to his late father, Chief Joseph Bannon of the Ingrftm police force, and many rounds of ammunition wero found when polico entered the attic to re- movo tho wounded veteran. Louis Foster, a policeman, was fired at four times when Ho attempted to force B. door into tho attic. It was said that Bannon had won a medal for marksmanship when ho was in tho army. BANDITS PLUNDER GUESTS AT DANCE Prominent Society People, Educators and High Army Officers Are Victims lit $54,000 Holdup. CHICAGO BANKER'S WIFES CLEVERLY FOOLS ROBBER HOOVER LEADS IN DAY'S OBSERVANCE President Places Wreath on Tomb of Unknown Soldier at Arlington—Will Speak This Evening. Male Guests Who Resist Are Beaten With Guns—On* Bandit Is Killed and Another Is Captured. By LAWRENCE SUtJLIVAN, Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 11.— President Hoover led the nation today in observance of tho eleventh anniversary of the armistice which silenced the guns of tho World war. The 'tribute of more than 110,000,000 people to the valor and heroism of the war dead and wounded was symbolized when the president forsook the duties of his high, office for a time to motor to Arlington National cemetery at 11 o'clock this morning and placed a wreath on the Soldier. (By United Press.) CHAMPAIGN, III., Nov. 11.—Pollca throughout Illinois were searching today for two men who escaped with .$54,000 in money and jewelry after holding up the guests at a dance In the mansion of Henry H. Harris, ( Harris, president of the General Alloys company of Boston, had as his guests financiers, high army officers* prominent educators and persons prominent in society. A hundred guests had been invited Saturday night, but only; sixty had arrived when four men pushed their way into the house and held, up the dancers. One of the four men died early today in a hospital and another was In jail here as an aftermath of the spectacular holdup. "We're just playing a joke," said the leader as he pressed a revolver against the side of a negro doorman. As the doorman stepped back, three bandits, all masked, pushed into the drawing room. Subued by Gun Blows. Several male guests resisted but were subdued by blows from the bandits' guns. No guest suffered worse than bruises. Many persons .were able to conceal jewels and pocket books before tin robbers could make their rounds, rifling pockets of the men and snatch-^Ing rings and necklace* from th« women. At least $250,000 in valuable* were saved, it was estimated. Mrs, James G. Alexander, wife of. * Chicago banker, saved a $25,000 diamond bracelet by telling a robber it l\Jl imn-f tviivi, jjiu^cu ** | — tomb of the Unknown was "paste and glass.'' • In the fashionably dressed group (•awed into holding up their hands by DEMAND FOR PLAN TO PUT END TO WAR BECOMES INTENSIFIED Vice President Declares That "People Are Wanting Army and Navy to Be Ample for National Defense." Tonight the chief executive'will deliver an address at American Legion memorial services in Washington auditorium. Three weeks of diligent preparation of his text, which is expected to bo devoted largely to foreign affairs, forecasts a speech of unusual importance. The address will be broadcast over a nation-wide radio chain beginning at 8.30 p. m., eastern standard time. Special services to honor the memory of th« wartime president were arranged at tho tomb of Woodrow Wilson in Washington cathedral at 3 p. m. . Former Secretary'of State Frank B. Kellogg, will receive tho grand cross of the legion of honor at the French embassy, in recognition of his services In advancing tho Kollogg-Briand pact for the renunciation of war. Throughout tho day tho American flag which flies from the dome of the capltol will bo replaced by a service flag, reminder of the day's significance. This flag, placed by the American Gold Star Mothers, resembles tho service flag of war times. Instead of stars, however, it will carry In silver numerals the number of men In service during the World war. Gold numerals will show the number of World war service dead. A number of organizations followed the example of President Hoover in honoring tho tomb of the Unknown Soldier. RETURN WITH BEAR lly DAV1II I.AVVKK1VCM (Copyright, 11)29, l>y Altoona Mirror.) WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. U.~Eleven yearn .since the last shot was fired on the western front, yet the urge for a way to end war for all time gathers momentum. Instead of losing interest u.s the war grows more distant, the demand for methods of preventing war become.* intensified. Thi.s viewpoint is revealed in the at- niuspheru that is enveloping Uio con- ver.sali'ii.)-; between American AiulJaa- sador Duwco, President Hoover. Sccru- l-iry of Sin to Slimson and tlie senators who uru preparing to go to London to take the next great step since tho Kellogg-liriund treaties wero ratified, namely, thu limitation of naval armament. Thcrv) i.s an earnestness about Secretary .Stimsou'.s attitudu toward tha I problems to foo met in London whici, : ui'.licutes tliai liu will not heMiutu to ; illume, tho leadership of UK- American (delegation and carry out the (spirit or the Hoover-MacIJonald undertaking. Tho la.st .iucretary of st.'tte, Frank Kellogg, taw in tliu international policy of renouncing war an opportunity for enduring m.Tvieo and gave himself with uim.'initting zoal to tho tasks of dlplo- iimcy that helped to eliminate the ambiguous uiul remove the doubtful points thul Now liavo blocked agreement. tlio new secretary of state 1 , Mr. Stitiiscm, himself a colonel of cu'tillery in Kruncu u student of military ult'uirs through lii.s Kurvicu as secrel:u'V of wur In tlui Taft cabinet, has convinced the new.-tpiiper group hero that he, KIIII.S to London determined to carry rut tho spirit uf tho unti-war paet by liriiijjin^ morjil I'urc.'G to bear in .solving the in- teruiition.'tl (.•onti-over.iie.s of tlie world und p;n ticulurly in roinovin^; the, sus- piiiiin Unit rivalry of imv:il building usually breeds. 'ihi.s eoiitinuity of poliry ha., hud it.i effect abroad^ wheru slowly H. CH being rea.!i/.ed that oil 110 question i.s tberu a more ccjlieslve force- of pubiir n]>uilun |jivn.-in;,' for action than on th (Continued oil CHICAGO, Nov. 11.—Preparedness as a peace-time policy was advocated by Vice President Charles Curtis today in an Armistice day address before members of tho Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks here. "Much of the cost of the last war was caused by the fact that wo were unprepared for it. and this was the second such occasion in twenty years," ho said. "1 hope ttjti lesson taught by unpreparedneaH may not be forgotten. With our wonderful prosperity resources, our country should always be prepared for national defense, Such a course will save many lives, millions of dollars, and untold suffering. It •will greatly lessen the possibility of war. In this country I do not believe in a large, standing army, nor do we believe in having an over-large navy, but our people want both army and navy to be ample for national defense. "Thu people of the United States are, and always have been, peace-loving a,s a whole. They are industrious, generous, und not quarrelsome as a nation. They concern themselves with their own affairs and do not meddle in the affairs of other people. They are sympathetic with tin- WOBH and distress of the people of thu world. They aslc nothing inure than to be permitted to work out their own destiny without interferei)ce, and they freely concede thlri right to otliei'H." Curtis spoke of the nation's hope on the anniver.iiiry of the settlement of its last war—thai future wars might be avoided. riKST COALITION DEPUAT. WASHINGTON. D. C.. Nov. 11.-The Democratic - independent Republican coalition in the senate was defeated for the first time in many days today when it faili'il iu (in attempt to reduce the duty mi tungsten ore from 50 to 45 ceiitM it pound. WKKIil.V POItltt'AST. PITTSBURGH, Nov. 11. -Weather outlooli for Uic period Monday, Nov. 11, to Saturday, Nov. 10, inclusive; Western 1'rnnsylvunla—The rain will cud Monday; then the weather will bt, Hir.crally fair until i'hur i.lav :>r Friday, when rain IK again probable. H will br colder Tuesday, warmer by Tiin.xiry ii nd colder uyain at the end I of the sveek. ISluir County Hunters Homo From Wilds of Sullivan County. A party of hunters, mostly from Hollidaysburg, arrived home last evening from the wilds of Sullivan county where they wore engaged in hunting for bear. They brought homo with them a fine specimen, the animal having heon shot Wednesday noon by William O. Marks of Hollidaysburg. Tho bear, a female, weighed more than 150 pounds. Among tho other members of the party were Charles H. Ako of Martinsburg and Danny Magill, Jay C. Tussuy, C. Roy Keller, H. C. McKlllip and John Bice, all of Hollidaysburg. The party had gone to Sullivan county on Tuesday. Following the return of the hunters last evening a parade about Hollidaysburg was staged by a number of friends of the successful ninv rod. TEN LOSE LIVES IN AUTO WRECKS the menacing revolvers of the bandits were some of the most distinguished guests ever entertained here. __, Tho Prominent Guests. n f'-j&i Among them were: • f Dr. David Kinley, president of th« University of Illinois, and his daughter, Janqt; James G. Alexander, vice president of the Central Trust company of Chicago; Major and Mrs. Posey of Chanute field, Mrs. A. W. Davis of Cincinnati, Fred Blayney of Boston, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Atwater o( Detroit, Mr. and Mrs. G. O. B. Smith. ., of Springfield, 111., Mr. and Mrs. W..' A. Crawford of Parkersburg, W. Va., J. V. Harmon of\ Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Parsons, Edward Dougherty, John Crawford, Sidney Rosenblum, M. A. Graham .-nd Mr., and Mrs; F. H. Harrison, all of Chicago. Brigadier Genera) and Mrs. John V. Cllnnin of Glencoe arrived just after' C. W. Katchman, one of the bandits, had been shot by Policeman Clyde Davis and another Bandit, Harold- Smith of Charleston, 111., had been captured, Guest Summons Police. I Officer Davis and Policeman Gilbert. Brown arrived after W. K. Leach of Boston, general .manager of the General Alloys company, had slipped to a telephone and called police while the holdup was in progress. A bandit watching from an automobile gave the warning and one of! tha three in tho house escaped. Katchman and Smith fied up a stairway. Officer Davis was wounded in the hand an he shot down Katchman, but the other policeman handcuffed Smith in a bedroom where the 15-year-old daughter of Harris was asleep. Chicago police were notified that Katchman had admitted a plan for all the bandits to meet at Clark and Ohio streets there if they became separated; Another Bold Holdup. ST. LOUIS, Nov. 11.—Three ,bandit« waylaid the automobile in which J, Frederick Byers of Pittsburgh, presli dent of the A. M. Byers Pipe company, and Mrs. Byers and Ml', and Mrs. Andrew W. Johnson of St. Louis were riding and robbed them of $64,000 in jewelry and cash. A country road near here was tha scene of the holdup yesterday. Most of the loot was in jewels, Mrs. Byers surrendering rings and necklaces valued at $43,000 and Mrs. Johnson losing $20,000 worth of Jewelry. The bandits took $1,000 in cash from the men and sped away. DR. I. P. PATCH OBSERVES BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY (By Unltfid Press.) PITTSBURGH, Nov. 11.—Tea per- Bons lost their lives and many others wero Injured in traffic accidents in western Pennsylvania o^er the weekend. Two fatalities occurred in Hie McKeesport district. Mrs. Anna Allen, aged 80, and Mary Warto, aged 10, died in tho McKeesport hospital as the, result of injuries received when struck by automobiles. Two othera, Raymond Miller and George Meena, aged 30. were in the McKeesport hospital today badly injured in automobile mishaps. In Pittsburgh, W. H. Johnston, aged ! i 50, and George Terpak, aged 31, were; fatally injured when struck by motor- i jlsts. An unidentified man, found in j the road with Ttrpak was in a critical ; condition ii: a hospital toilay. William ', Karnbauer, aged (is. injured by n street car, died in St. Joseph's hospital and F. W Slodeii. aged 57, was instantly killed when struck by. a train | at the Pennsylvania railroad crossing ' in Swissvale. , Milton Meyers, ugc.d 19. of .Vlyors- dale died liere of burns received when Rev. Dr. I. P. Patch, well known Civil war veteran, minister and poet, celebrated his 82nd birthday anniversary yesterday. The event was pleasantly remembered at his home, 1508 Tenth street, 'and during the day he was heartily congratulated by his wida circle of friends and acquaintances. The event was marked by a family reunion at tho homo during the day und this was featured by an excellent birthday dinner prepared by his daughter-in-law, Mrs. H. A. Patch. Or. Patch, still hale and vigirous despite his more than four score years, received numerous remembrances and today is out as usual to honor the memory of tho boys who made the supreme .sacrifice in France eleven. CONGRESS TODAY. , By t'aiteU Prei.s.) Senate. I'uiiiinuc.s debate on rates in tariff bill Judiciary committee considers fjj. ports on sub-committees. . HJommucu. oil 17. i > House. ; Meets to introduce bills, set up »pi pi-jpriuiioais committee and to. adjouru, v for Uii'te. days.

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