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.,? -,,. •' ,• •, -. • .'.-•! • _!• "'i ',••',;; CITY EDITION I If You Have Something to Advertise, an , A^rticle to Sell or a House to Rent, the Altoona Mirror Will Do the Job for You. Tomorrow Will Be Artbthef Doll*? and Booster Stores Will Give Theft Wonderful Bargains. ESTABLISHED JUNE 13, 1874. ALTOONA, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 12, 1929. FORTY PAGES—PRICE TWO CENTS CITY WINS EAST END WATER CASE Public Service Commission Issues Order Granting Municipality Permission to Extend System There. ENDS CONTROVERSY AS WAGED FOR NEAR YEAR •Officials Receive Copy of Decision Together With Certificate for Extension of Water Mains. (By United Press.) HARRISBURG, Nov. 12.—The public service commission has issued an \ order granting the city of Altoona l^gT-'mission to extend the mains of its /municipal water plant into territory recently annexed to the city. No report was issued with the order. Altoona applied to the commission last May for, permission to extend its water mains to serve annexed territory with fire and domestic water service. Small Concerns Protested. Several small individual companies operating in the annexed territory protested. A conference was held here between city officials and members of the commission about two weeks ago, but as it was "not a part of the record in the case,", the commission refused to divulge any Information concerning the conference. It is understood that the Altoona officials agreed at this conference to purchase the equipment of the small water companies in the annexed territory. , Copies of the brief order granting • the city of Altoona the certificate for extension of the water mains have been forwarded to that city. ' Ends Long Controversy. While the water companies affected have the right to appeal to the courts, insofar as the state commission is concerned the decision filed today ends the controversy that has raged between city officials and the private water companies since early in the present year. « Soon after the East End was formally annexed to the city by court decree on the first Monday of January, City Commissioner 'Samuel B. Taylor !ntro- J d legislation in council and it was ted authorizing the city water au to lay the pipe lines that would ide the means of furnishing the . End people with city water. Before the department could carry out the work of laying the pipes the private water companies obtained an injunction in the county court restraining the city from laying the mains. The city's only alternative was to appeal to the public service- commission and this was done. Many Hearings' Held. T\vo hearings were' held by the commission, one in June and the other in July, for the purpose of taking testimony. The Albright, Curtis and Davl- sbn companies presented their sides and the city presented eyldence in support of its contention that the service rendered by these companies was inadequate for the needs of the section. •> Later the case was argued on behalf of the city by City Solicitor W. B. Manley and Attorney Thomas C. Hare, while the companies were represented by Attorneys George G. Patterson and W. 1 I. Woodcock. Whether there will be any further legal controversy over the issue remains to he seen. Mr. Taylor stated today that he has been advised by the commission of the decision, but he declined to make any comment, preferring to leave the issue with the attorneys. FINGER IS CRUSHED IN MIXING MACHINE GEAR THREE SLIGHTLY HURT WHEN MACHINES COLLIDE Three persons were hurt, none seriously, when a truck from this city and an automobile bearing a Tyrone resident, figured In a collision shortly after 9 o'clock this morning on' the state road immediately east of Bellwood. All three came to the Altoona hospital dispensary for treatment. Oliver Stonebraker, aged 32, of Tyrone, en route to this city, and Frank Lardiere, aged 20 of 1002 Eighth avenue, and Rich Locarello, aged 26, of 431 Seventh avenue, the latter two occupants of the truck, suffered minor injuries when the machine collided. After treatment in the dispensary they left the hospital. Stonebraker suffered a laceration of the index finger of the left hand, Lardiere received a laceration of the left side of the forehead and Locarello suffered a left hand laceration. SON MEETS DEATH IN WRECKED TRUCK Father, Mother and Two Children Go Down Embankment When Car Leaves Narrow Road on Hill. Roy Clark, aged 21, of Everett, employed in the construction of the highway in the vicinity of Canoe Creek, suffered severe crush injuries of the left little finger early this morning when the member was caught in a gear of a concrete mixing machine. The tip of the finger was crushed off in the gear and the member will probably be amputated^ Clark was iaken to the Mercy hospital where the .Injury wa s first dressed in the dis- p&nsary. The accident occurred when Clark's coat caught in the gear as he was passing the mixer. In attempting to release his coat from the machine the young man's hand was drawn into the gear; MAN is ARRESTED'ON CRIMINAL LIBEL CHARGE BUTLER, Pa., Nov. 12.—E. Lee Combes, Wilkinsburg, arrested in connection with an alleged blackmail plot against Mayor George Bob Wick of Butler, was to be given a hearing today before an alderman here. Qombes was arrested yesterday on information made by Wick, charging him with criminal libel. Prior to the recent election Mayor Wick received a telegram which demanded $1,600 from him in order to suppress a circular which was to be distributed. It was said the circular would contain articles damaging to Wick's candidacy. When the light truck in which) they were returning to their farm home near Fishertown, 'Bedford' county, Sunday evening around 4 o'clock went down an embankment oh the Pigeon hills, three miles from Flshertown and turned over three times, Clair 'Way, aged 6, was killed, and his mother, Mrs. Roy Way suffered severe lacerations of the head and her daughter, Olive, a.ged 13, suffered a fracture of the right leg. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Way and the two children had gone to .visit Mrs. Way's uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Lafe Miller, of near Spring Hope, on Sunday and started for their home shortly before i o'clock in their small truck. Upon reaching a point on the road near the crest of one of the hills, known as Pigeon hills, Mr. Way, who was driving, stalled the motor of the truck and, in order to get a start, dropped the truck back for a short distance. The road is narrow and is skirted by a steep embankment and the car left the road and turned over three times. When the three occupants were released, it was found the little son was dead. Help was summoned and Mrs. Way and the daughter were taken to Bedford to the Timmons hospital where Mrs. Way was found to have a severe laceiyition on' the forehead and suffered from bruises and shock. Olive, the daughter, has a fracture of the right leg. This was reduced and both the mother and daughter were taken to their home near Fistyer- town. The body of the little boy' was prepared fbr burial at Fishertown and removed to the home from where funeral services were conducted in the Reformed church at Fishertown this afternoon. Interment was made in the church cemetery. The father was not injured. FRENCH CABINET WILL DISCUSS HOOVER PLAN PARIS, Nov. 12.—Premeir Andre Tardieu announced today he would take up President Hoover's suggestion for Inviolability of food ships in war time with members of hia cabinet. The premier said he and Aristide Briand, foreign minister, and George Leygues, minister of Marine, would discuss the Hoover theories and naval disarmament in general, after which the cabinet would be called upon to consider decisions. The Cabinet leaders also will pay particular attention to the forthcoming five-power naval conference in London. The government expressed great Interest, in President • Hoover's Armistice day speech. THREE ENTOMBED MINERS LIBERATED BY RESCUERS Index to Todays News Page 8—Editorial, Timely topics, the Saunterer, etc. Page 10—Continued story, "The Man From Morocco." Page 18.—Altoona Works men. Page 19—Crossword puzzle. Page 22—Society, church and fra- lei-nul news. Page 26—Girl leapa from plane in suicide. Page 23—Mine explosions take heavy toll. Page 28—Altoonan talks about big .. gam«. VFage 30—Correspondence. Page 33—Market and financial news. I Pages 34, 35, 36 and 37—Sport*, jto t Pages 38 and W Harrisburg Bank Not Held Liable for Conditions at City Club but Emory, Alleged Proprietor, Is Held. McGREGOR, Colo., Nov. 12.—Three miners entombed 400 feet below the surface in the rock works of the McNeil Coal company mine here were liberated today. A crew of fifty men had worked in relays thirteen hours clearing away an avalanche of dirt, rocks, and coal which had blocked the way. The entombed men were suffering from intense cold but otherwise were none the worse for their exrerience. They were supplied with air through a pipe. The three are Jack Condon, aged 34, Earl Le Branch, aged 21, and Jack Garber, aged 27. ANNEXATIONS ARE BEING CONSIDERED Annexation projects of which there are a number pending occupied most of the time of the members of the city planning commission at a session held this morning at City hall. The planning commission's function in the matter of annexations is only advisory, the responsibility resting with council. In a desire to carry out future annexations in a systematic manner so that the plots will conform with the city plan, the commission directed the secretary to arrange for a conference with council when all the projects may be considered in detail. When the annexations were made a year ago neither the planning commission nor council had anything to say in the matter as it was an issue for the voters to decide. Since then the law has -been changed and the issue rests with council. KILLED UNDlSlt MIXElt. GRBBNSBURG, Pa.. Nov. 12.—Anderson Steele, aged 38, of Latrobe, an employe of the Kennedy Construction company of Scottdale, was killed yesterday when a concrete mixer over' turned and fell "IK>n, him. OURT DISMISSES INJUNCTION SUIT GEESEYTOWN FIRE COMPANY CHARTERED Joseph K. Detwiler Objects to Certificate of Election Being Awarded to Opponent for Road Supervisor. Judge Marion D. Patterson, presiding at a session of the Blair county courts at Hollidaysburg-, this morning dismissed the padlocking injunction suit brought by District Attorney Richard H.' Gilbert against the Commonwealth Trust company of Harrisburg and C." E. Emory, alleged proprietor of the "City club," maintained in the old Schmitt house at 1305-07 Twelfth avenue, rear, insofar as they appertain to the Harrlsburg banking nstitution. As to Emory, the injunction was continued until final hearing and decision. Former Judge .Thomas C. Hare,, representing the Trust company, appeared before the court and declared the facts alleged in the injunction bill* did not exist at the iime the bill was filed. He stated the trust company bought the property at sheriff's sale, to protect itself and as soon as it came into possession, ordered the .tenant out and he was gone for a week before the injunction was filed. Mr. Gilbert agreed that the facts as stated by Judge Hare were correct and filed no objection to such a ruling. Charter Is Granted. Judge Patterson this morning granted a charter of incorporation to the Geeseytown Community Fire company. It is stated in the charter that the company is organized for the fighting of real estate improvement tires. There are twenty-four subscribers and the trustees are 'George R. Stiffler, Archer D. Garner, O. L. Theis, John N. Duffy, Grant McClellan and H. L. Felker. A rather unusual case was presented to Judge Patterson this morning. It was that in which Goldie Murtiff was plaintiff and George Plowman de- :endant. The woman sued the man lor support of her child, born Feb. 'i'i, 1927. The woman stated Plowman acknowledged paternalhood because he had once- bestowed a gift of money on her. Judge Patterson stated he was sorry he could not make Plowman support his ,child but that too much ;ime had elapsed, either to bring prosecution for violating the laws against morality or for support. Two years is the statutory limit. The defendant was therefore discharged. Must Move Business. The result of an action in ejectment against him,. William A. VanAllnmn, Hollidayaburg furniture merchant and mortician, must hunt new quarters for his business. Mrs. Mary Goodfellow brought the suit. VanAllman occupies the Goodfellow business bulking on the Diamond, Holltdaysburg, and he was ordered to leave because of the' allegation that he had broken a lease. VanAllman stated 'he had originally eased the ground floor at $40 per month; the second'floor at $20 per . (Continued on Page 21.) DOLLAR DAY WILL BRING HUGE CROWD Booster' Merchants Have Stage Set for Extra^rdi- nary Merchandising Event In Altoona Tomorrow. Some conception of the magnitude of Dollar day in Altoona tomorrow may be formed by the window shopper who makes a tour of the city's business district this evening. The windows of the Booster stores have been elaborately decorated by way of proclaiming the extraordinary event to the public and they serve well in giving a hint of what will be forthcoming tomorrow morning when Dollar day will begin. Recognizing the widespread interest that is taken in these merchandising events, the merchants have vied with each other in arranging for tomorrow's Dollar day on an unusually wide scale and it will be the most extraordinary observance of the day since its original inception. Beginning in a small way, Dollar day has, grown in importance with each quarterly event until now it has become a merchandising event that attracts the interest and attention of the people throughout central Pennsylvania and there is every reason to believe that tomorrow will witness one of the greatest throngs of people in the business district in all its history. Anticipating a great influx of automobiles, the Boosters have arranged with Mayor John J. McMurray to have the parking restrictions lifted insofar as this can be accomplished without interference with the flremen and the free flow of traffic. Thus those who (Continued on Page 32) WAYNESBURG COLLEGE IN BIG FOOTBALL HOLIDAY WAYNESBURG, Pa., Nov. 12.— Waynesburg college students were jubilant today—and very busy. For the first time In four years an athletic holiday was declared at the school today after the defeat of Geneva by the Wayneaburg "Yellow Jackets" yesterday. And with all classes suspended tor tho day the students were busy getting ready for the big jubilee to be held tonight in which town and gown" will Mltbrate the. victory. Makes Red Cross Appeal BIG CASH HAUL IS MADE BY BURGLARS Safe at Beneficial Loan Office Is Cracked and'$900 In Money and $485 In Securities Stolen. Haydcn Hoyden, the noted artist who created the above 1020 KeB Orosn Itoll Call poster, met romance In selecting a model to depict the Ideal American girl. His choice was M!SH Kstelle Stokes,' a girl artist who has since became his wife. She posed for last ycnr'K pouter. STUDENTS RETURN •TO SENIOR HIGH Enthusiasm of Yesterday's Outbreak Is Expended— No Disciplinary Measures Taken as Yet. With yesterday's enthusiasm over the Johnstown football victory and Armistice day apparently expended in tho dash from', the school building, tho bonfire on Prospect park hill and the parade through the business district of the city, students of the Senior High school this morning returned to their classes. No announcement has been made concerning any disciplinary measures to be followed as a result of the students' action. Superintendent R. E. Laramy is out of the city today, In Harrlsburg, and other Senior High heads were of the opinion that the af-- fair might better be excused and forgotten. An effort was made, however, to have all of the decorative flag poles and flags, taken from in front of the avenue business houses, returned today by the students. The work of returning the flags was started yesterday afternoon by the school authorities and a majority is expected to be in the hands of the Altoona Booster association before tho day closes. So far as could be ascertained this morning all of the students returned to the school although some may have been lead by fear of the consequences of their hurried exit from the building yesterday to remain away. Such cases have not yet been discovered by the school authorities, however. The stufcnts who took part In the demonstration were admitted without written permits this morning since to prepare the proper admission slips for the group of more than 2,000 would have involved the entire clerical force of the school. Approximately 500 students remained in school yesterday and followed the usual schedule of classes. They will be given credit for the work done while the grades of the others will lack that one day's work. It has been learned at the school that four fire alarm boxes in all were (Continued on Page 21.) INQUEST THIS EVENING. An inquest into the circumstances Incident to the death of Mrs. Nellie Burbank of 1807 Fourth avenue, who died at the Mercy hospital on Oct. 16, as a result of injuries suffered Sept. 15, when she was struck by an automobile driven by William C. Baldwin of 612 Eleventh street, at Eleventh avenue and Fifteenth street, will be held at 7.30 o'clock this evening in the community room at City hall by Coroner Chester C. Rothrock. PHINCJ*! GKOKGE IS ILL. LONDON, Nov. 12.—Prince George, youngest son of the king, was confined to his room today by a chill. The prince cancelled all engagementa tor the immediate future. ALTOONA MAN HURT IN AUTO ACCIDENT Three Other Persons In Car of Abe Bloom of This City Badly Shaken Up In Wreck at Greenwood Intersection. Abe Bloom, aged TiS, residing at 1803 Thirteenth avenue, was painfully hurl, if not seriously injured, at iO o'clock this morning when the car in which he was a passenger figured in a collision with a truck of the Tyrone Fue and Supply company, the accident taking, place at the highway intersection in Greenwood. Bloom was brought to the Altoona hospital and admitted foi treatment. ^ In the car also were Mrs. Bloorn, wife of the injured man, their son Benny Bloom, aged 29, and Mrs. B. Adelson, also of this city, a friend of the family. All were considerably bruised and badly shaken up when their car overturned following the Impact. The Bloom car wan damaged considerably. v iThe Blooms and Mrs. Adelson were en rpute to Houtzdale at the time of the accident. According to Mrs. Bloom, who accompanied her husband when he was removed to the hospital In the ambulance, there was little fog In the vicinity at the time and that the sudden impact threw their car off the road and It turned over on its side, shattering all of tho glass. Benny Bloom and Mrs. Adelson were slightly cut by glass. Mrs. Bloom Buffered chiefly from shock. i The injured man is engaged In this city and vicinity us a clothing salesman, spending ills time in canvassing in various sections. The elder Bloom, his wife stated, was the most seriously hurt because ho was seated In the left rear portion of tho car at which point the Impact was with the truck. An X-ray examination of the man's injuries was muds at the hospital today, the picture disclosing no fractured vertebrae, as was first expected because of the location of the pain which Bloom suffered, his injuries being chiefly of the back. He suffered severe contusions of tho back. Mrs. Bloom, following her husband's admittance! to the Institution, was herself given dispensary treatment, she suffering from a number of body contusions and shock incident to the accident. CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS. Duo to the fact that the New York Stock itxchitnge was open only three hours today, from 10 a. m. until 1 p. m., the Altoona Mirror Ib able to priwi-nt In IU city edition tho clou- Ing stock quotations, which will be found on the financial page. HOOVER ARMISTICE DAY SPEECH JUSTIFIES BRITISH CONTENTION SIMILAR ATTEMPT MADE AT HINMAN BROS. STORE Robbers Break Outer Door of Safe but Are Unable to Force Way Through Interior One. By OAV1D LAWBENCK (Copyright, 1928, by Altoona Mirror.) WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 12.— President Hoover has by his Armistice day speech justified one of the principal contentions of British diplomacy, namely, that the use of a navy is not for aggression, but to protect a nation's food supply. The phrase "freedom of the aeas" has been a perplexing subject ever since the Paris peace conference and it never has been frankly discussed. Mr. Hoover and Prime Minister Mac- Donuld talked about it informally a few weeks ago and the Hoover speech on Monday night is the crystallized conclusion of their effort to find a common ground. In effect Mr. Hoover recognizes that freedom of the aeaa, while academic in peace-time, is a practical matter in war-time. Hia suggestion that food ihips be placed on the same basil of immunity from attack us hospital vessel* ban often been considered la in- ternational conferences and usually has been discarded because when nations go to war they use every means at their disposal to conquer an enemy. As a mutter of fact it is doubtful whether Great Britain would ever truat any international agreement to maintain her food supply instead of a powerful navy which could protect merchant ships. The crux of the next naval conference at London is the submarine. It does not require a targe navy to destroy commerce. Great Britain and the United States are willing to abolish the submarine. This would leave the two largest naval powers in a better position to protect commerce in time of war than if the smaller pow- era were permitted to build up their submarine strength. Although the Kellogg-Briunci treaties and the Hoover-MacDonald conference have moved forward the whole peace movement throughout the world, it is hardly probable that the sugfeation of XCootluued oa Pag* 32) Burglars last night entered the office of the Beneficial Loan company at 1300 Eleventh avenue, second floor, forced open the safe and stole $900 in cash and securities to the amount of $485. The wholesale house of Hln- man Bros., 1010 Eleventh avenue, was also entered, but tfio burglars were foiled in their efforts to force the safe open and they got nothing. Entrance was gained to the suite occupied by the Beneficial Loan company by forcing a strip off the door. There are other offices In the building, the outside door of which Is usually open during the fore part of the night and it is quite probable that the burglars entered the building and hid until all tho tenants had left. A hammer was used In opening the safes in both establishments. .At the loan office tho dial and handles were knocked off by repeated blows and thus they succeeded In forcing open tho doors. Tho robbery was reported to the police and Captain B. F. Miller conducted an investigation, but could find no clues that might lead to the Identity of the men who perpetrated the burglary. Use Second Story Window. At thu Hinman store tho burglars climbed to the roof of the shed on tho Eleventh avenue front of tho building and entered tho structure through an open window. The firm's office is located on the second floor and the safe is there. The handles on the outer door were battered and , broken off and the thieves succeeded in getting the door open, but they were balked In their efforts to open tho Inner door, although it was apparent from the appearance of the safe that tho hammer wos freely used. When they failed in their efforts to open tho safe they closed tho front doors and it was necessary to call in an expert to get them open. When this had been accomplished it was revealed that the thieves had failed to open the othei door. Nothing else about the store was disturbed. It is tho Judgment of Captain Miller, who also made un investigation at tho Hinman storey that both jobs were the work of the same persons and he also btllevea that they are local characters uhd amateurs ut safe cracking. None of tho methods employed by professional safe crack- era were resorted .to in ell/her case. PATROLMEN DRAG LAKE FOR SUPPOSED VICTIM PITTSBURGH, Nov. 12.—River patrolmen were dragging Silver lake here today after residents of a nearby house reported to police that they had heard the screams of a woman near the lake last night. The residents reported that the cries had become fainter and finally died out, They said they saw a man, carrying what seemed to tin wearing apparel, walk to an automobile and drive away. GOVERNMENT GETS SENSATIONAL DATA Justice Department Given Information Involving Nationally Prominent People In Liquor Deal. Hy JOKE I'll S. WASNKV. Stuff Corruxpomleiit. (Copyright, 1028, by United 1'nisn.' WASHINGTON, D. C,, Nov. 12.— Information alleged to Involve a number of nationally prominent men and women In largo liquor transactions was before the justice deportment today, the United Press learned authoritatively. The closely interlocks with the government's New York Indictment against Count Pollgnac, head of the Go-Bart company and representative of a foreign champagne company, on a charge of conspiracy to violate the dry law and of alleged smuggling of liquor. It was ulxo understood details In the case had been sent to the White House. The cuse involves the operations ol an alleged bootleg ring, its customers and the activities of federal officers The justice department has receivec from the prohibition bureau data that a prominent New York business man had a bootleg ring smuggle 245 cases of liquor from abroad to his suburban estate. Litter tlie man, after dry agents learned of his cache, surren dered the liquor and It Is now storec at the army base in New York. This information, together with data that a prominent moving picture star a former diplomat and several nation ally prominent women were the "bes customers" of tho bootleg ring ha been turned over to United States Dis trict Attorney Tuttle, at New York. Tuttlo Is expected to decide, afte court action on the Count Pollgna case, whether conspiracy indictment (I'vntinued on Page 21.) \\ KA'l'HEK I'OltKUAST. ! WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 12.— ! Western Pennsylvania—Rain tonigh .and Wednesday; warmer in south pot lion tonight. Colder Wednesday. Eas 1 ern Pennsylvania—Rain tonight an Wednesday, warmer in west and ex tremo north portions tonight; colde Wednesday afternoon in wes,t portion colder Wednesday night* IF. Thomas Mann of Germany Given Coveted Literary Award. STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, Nov. 12.— he 1929 Nobe' prize for literature has een awarded to Dr. Thomas Mann of ermany, it was announced today. Dr. Thomav Mann is a well-known terary figure in Germany and some of Is work has been published In this ountry. Among his better known ooks are "Tho Magic Mountain" pub- shed In 1926, and "Budden-Brooks," ubllshed in 1903. Mann was born at Lubeck, Germany, n June 0, 1875, son of Senator Heinch Mann and Julia Bruns Mann. In arly life he was In the insurance uslness but deserted it for literature ist beforn tho turn of the century. For a time he was editor of "Slmpll- isslmus" of Munich. His first book f prominence was "The Little Mr. 'riedemann" published In 1898. H« Iso wrote "Tristan," "Floreza" and Death In Venice." In addition, he has written essays nd biographies. His story on "Goethw Vnd Tolstoy" is particularly well nown. Among his essays is "Ques- oh And Answer." Ho Is now a resident of Munich, In Carried and lias a large family. RESIDENT 7 OFFERS WORLD NOVEL IDEA Executive Suggests In Armistice Day Speech Exempting Food Ships From Seizure In War Time. WINS NOBEL PRIZE. , CITY ACQUIRING . ADDITIONAL LOTS WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 12.— 'resident Hoover, In his Armistice day peech at the Washington auditorium ere lust night, informally suggested o the nations o£ the world that here- ftcr food ships should be free from in- erferenco In time of war. rho president's novel suggestion was nade In his delivery of the principal .ddress at ceremonies marking the leventh anniversary of Armistice day, eld under the auspices of the Amer- can Legion. The president said: My Fellow Countrymen: "Eleven years have gone by since he day of the armistice, when the tins ceased ilring. It was a day of hanksglvlng that marked the ending f the shambles of the trenches. For is It will be remembered always as a day of pride; pride in the memory those who Buffered and of those who madu the last sacrifice of life in that reat cause, pride In the proven valor _f our army and navy; pride in the greatness of our national strength; wide In the high purpose for which wo entered the war, and pride that we neither wanted nor got from it any- .hlng of prpllt for ourselves. Those stirring jiemorles will always remain, and on each Armistice <lay will glow igaln. ".From the war we have two paramount obllgationB. We owe to those who suffered and yet lived an obliga- lon of national assistance, each ac- ording to his need. We owe It to the lead that we redeem our promise that .heir sacrifice would help bring peace o the world. The nation will discharge Is obligations. "The men who fought know the real meaning and dreadfulness of war. No man came from that furnace a swashbuckling militarist. Those who saw Its •ealitles and its backwash in the sacrifice of women and children are not ho men who glorify war. They are (Continued on Page 28) 30MMENT OF PRESS ON SPEECH OF PRESIDENT (By United Preen.) Editorial comment in the nation's press on President Hoover's Armistice day address follows: New York Herald Tribune—It (The uldress) was Intensely American In lavor it restates convincingly this country's traditional attitude toward vii r. New York World—Mr. Hoover pro- joses that in all wars the weapon of starvation shall be forever renounced. This Is the simplest, most dramatic ind in some ways the most far-reach- ng proposal made by a responsible person since the signing of the pact )f Paris. New York Times—Mr. Hoover Is for whatever preparedness national de- >nse may require, but would not have >ne gun or ship more than Is necessary. Yet his eyes and hopes.are fixed Irmly upon things mightier than arm- iment. They are the spirit of goodwill; the love of peace. TWO REPORTED INJURED IN CRASH OF AIRPLANE MIAMI, Fla., Nov. 12.—One of six army Keystone bombers leaving Pan- American flying field here today crashed. Lieutenant Moi'fott, pilot, and Ser- jeant Clyde Taylor were reported in ured. PENNSY OFFICIALS BEGIN INSPECTION PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 12.—Thi i)oard of directors of the Pennsylva nia railroad, accompanied by a mini her of executive and other officers left the Broad Street station here to day for a tour of inspection of 1,38 miles of the line. Today the group will traverse th low grade freight line to the Enola freight yard, opposite Harrisburg, ai riving in Pittsburgh this exili Wednesday they will go to Port Columbus, O., to witness the operatior of the new airport which is the east era terminus for the airplanes of th Transcontinental Air Transport. Inc. they will reach Cincinnati that night. On the/homeward run from Cincinnati, the i? ! 'oup will cover purl of tuo Fort Wayne route into Pittsburgh, arriving here Thur-sduy ni^'it. Since tho Middle and Pittsburgh divisions are included in the line of inspection by the officials, the group was scheduled to arrive in Altoona this afternoon at 3.35 o'clock. They were expected to remain in the city for seven miiiutea, according to officials hers. egislation Is Introduced Itt v Council for Purchase of Five Plots for Playground and Playfteld. MUNICIPALITY ACCEPTS GIFT OF WATER PLANT Consideration Is Given to Police Pension Legislation at Morning Session of City, Commissioners. Legislation was introduced by Coun- llman Samuel B. Taylor at a meeting f city council held this morning for he purchase of five additional lota of and on Twenty-fourth avenue, be* ween Second and Third streets, to b* ised In extending the city system of •laygrounds and playflelds. The five lots are in the same block .s the Sheedy plot that was acquired, everal months ago. They are being iurchased from A. H. Burket, H. Bj Allen and I. G. Frazier for a con- ideration of $4,000, subject to th» municipal liens for paving. To complete the acquisition of the entire blocjc, it ia necessary to purchase a couple more lots and Mr. Taylor in- ormed council that these will b« bought as soon as possible. Each of the lots has a frontage of fifty feet on Twenty-fourth avenue and .hey extend back a distance of 120 feet o the alley. The plot acquired som* ime ago is on the opposite side of th* alley. Accepts Water System. Mr. Taylor also Introduced an ordinance accepting t , tho conveyance by deed by the Penn Builders, Inc., of it* ivater distributing system located at enn Place in Pleasant valley at Twenty-second street. The real estat* and contracting firm turns the plant, ivhlch Includes pipe lines, hydrants and ther accessories, over to the city for a consideration of $1. An ordinance was passed granting permission to S. A. Hlte & Son to erect n electric sign at the place of business at 2510 Seventh avenue. A petition was presented to council, numerously signed by residents of the vicinity, asking for the installation of street lights on Sixth avenue at Thirty- seventh, Thirty-eighth and Fortieth streets. , Justice of the Peace W^B. Fickes of .he Fourteenth ward appeared befor* council on behalf of the petition and in his remarks pointed out that because of a lack of lighting facilities along Sixth avenue at South Altoona, conditions are very dangerous and' it was his judgment that the fatal injury of Frank Tomllnson was in a mea.sur* due to the conditions there prevailing. He pointed out that there are 'no sidewalks and thus pedestrians must use the roadway. .The matter was referred to Commissioner S. H. Walker with the understanding that provision ie mad-3 for- additional lights there in making up the 1Q30 budget. If ther* are any available funds at least on* light will be erected at Fortieth street prior to the beginning of the new fiscal year. 1'enslon Measure Discussed. Thu police pension legislation which was introduced in council last week was considered at length in conference. Representative Fred A. Bell, who sponsored the state legislation upon which the ordinance is based, attended th* council meeting this morning and enlightened the councilmen on some of the provisions upon which they were not clear. Mr. Bell made it clear that action by council is mandatory insofar as th» police department is concerned and it Is likewise mandatory upon the part of the city to make some contribution to the fund that will be required in th* operation of the fund. At the same time, Mr. Bell said, it is mandatory on the part of the police officers to make a contribution to th» fund which the law provides may b* taken from their salaries. These general principles have been embodied in the legislation which is now on th* councllmanlo calendar. While council members approve of the legislation, they generally feel that similar provision should be made for other departments. They, however.- cannot well be embraced in the present measure because it is not mandatory for any department except the police, CONDUCT INQUIRIES IN < DEATH OF MARINE MAJOR MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Nov. 12.—A marine inquest board and a civil Investigating staff pressed separate Inquiries today into the death of Major Charles S. McReynolds, United State* marine corps, who died yesterday from bullet wounds inflicted by natives. Tho official communique issued by headquarters did not reveal the detail* of the attack on Major McReynolds, Brigadier General Dior. Williams, commanding, ordered the inquest board to meet. McReynolds only recently arrived in Nicaragua. He is survived-by a wife and two children, now living in Washington, D. C. GARAGE AT MEXICO, PA., IS DESTROYED BY FIRES M1FFL1NTOWN, Pa., Nov. 12.—Th* garage of E. J. Fisher of Mexico, three miles from here, was destroyed today in a lire which resulted in an estimated $10,000 loas. The origin of the blaze is not known. Five automobiles, office records, and garage and office equipment were destroy td iu the fire. The conflagration, waa prevented from spreading to other properties by strenuous efforts of fire- CONGRESS TODAY. (By United Press.) Senate. Continues debate on rates in tariff Judiciary sub-committee lobby investigation. House. In receaa until Thursday,

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