Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on June 6, 1930 · Page 1
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flftf toona « fopulatr^m' 'of 82,164, a sub- tantial Increase Over Ten Yeats Ago. '-r, trot. Opening 01 tfct Clt/* Prospect Mill ftrotrtd a fttg Beast Past Few Mot Days. ESTABLISHED JUNE 13, 1874. ALTOONA, PA., FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 6, 1930. THIRTY-TWO PAGES-PRICE TWO C GRADUATING CLASS OF A. C.1S. NAMED Eugene Strittmatter Wins the Place of Valedictorian of Class With Gerald Stoltz as Salutatorian. EIGHTY-THREE STUDENTS HAVE COMPLETED STUDIES Fifth Annual Commencement Will Be Held In Embassy Theatre Next Wednesday Evening at 8 O'clock. Announcement of the honor students and members of the Altoona Catholic High school graduating class, the fifth of the school, was made this morning by Father Patrick D. Harkins, principal. The class this year Is comprised of efghty-three students, six of whom ivon>places on the honor roll. ' Ettgene Strittmatter, son of Mr. and . :rs. Ctfarles Strittmatter of 202 Crawford avenue, leads his classmates in scholastic achievement and will deliver the valedictory address at the commencement exercises. The young man to also treasurer of the graduating class. Gerald Stoltz, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Stoltz of 2530 Eighth avenue, is second honor student of the class and will deliver the salutatory address of the graduation exercises. He is also the president of the class. O.ther Honor Students. Other honor students, three of them from Hollidaysburg, In the order or their standing are: Gilzela Orktszewska, daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. Domintck Orkiszewska of 2021 Nineteenth street. Margaretta Riley, daughter of Mrs. Myrtle Riley of 806 Church street, Hollidaysburg. Rose Marie Benton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Benton of 1408 Alle- Kheiiy street, Hollidaysburg. Margaret Malone, daughter of Mr. ;md Mrs. Robert C. Malone of 609 Mulberry street, Hollidaysburg. Class Is Largest. The graduating class this year, as lias been the case in other years, is larger than any predecessor. The graduation exercises will be held in the Embassy theatre next Wednesday evening, June 11, at 8 o'clock. A commencement mass and communion with Rt. Rev. John J. McCort, bishop of the Altoona diocese, as celebrant will be held on Wednesday morning in the Cathedral chapel. Following the mass the members of the graduating class will be guests of the sophomore class at breakfast. The officers of this year's graduating fclass are: President, Gerald Stoltz; vice president, Anna Mary Jane Cob- |iW; secretary, Mary Anna Janker; [ami treasurer, Eugene Strittmatter. Member* of Class. Members of the graduating class are as follows: Teresa Marie Algner Jessie Joan Bates Rose Marie Benton Anna Emily Chase Margaret Jane Chirdon Anna Mary Jane Cobler Catherine Mary Davis Hilda Vivian Drenning Naomi Elizabeth Eardley Lorraine Gertrude Estrlght Mary Elizabeth Gibbons ' Margaretta Cecelia Gill </ Reglna Oleen Glass Palina Martha Haller .Josephine Agnes Halley Mury Martha Humeriek Anecita Elizabeth KibJer Mary Anna Jankert/ Marie Grace Landolfl Constance Elizabeth Lieb Anna Matilda Luther Gertrude Marian Lyman Adelaide Rachel Malligan Margaret Lavenla Malone Virginia Catherine Mazzocco Margaret Bernlta McDermitt Helen Kathryn McDermitt Helen Elizabeth Mclntire Anna Mario McMullen Ella Marie McMullen Mary Cecelia Murphy . Ammbelle Elizabeth Nagley Mary Virginia O'Hara Julia Brlgld O'Leary Gilzela Mary Orkiszewski Mar,y Catherine Plummer Margaretta Jane Riley Anna Reglna Rodgers Louise Mary Seidel Melon Julia Sheehan Catherine Marie Smith Reglna Ruth Stevens Grace Marie Toohey Hazel Agatha Trommel Annetta Ann Walker / Eleanor Margaret Welsh V ' Carolyn Elizabeth Wood Raymond William Bailor Eugene Joseph Bliss Paul Rigis Corless John LeRoy Counsman William Daniel Culp Raymond Francis Dalton William Lawrence Davidson •*Yancis Anthony DeBernardis Harold Joseph Donahue Raymond Edward Ergler Joseph Lernard Fasic David Leo Fogle Charles Francis Gill Robert Eugene Grcer Anthony Joseph Handzerlia (Continued on Puge 17) Index to Today's News Page 2—Fascist leader sent from Nice. Best radio features. Page 5—Buying power Is always limited Page 6— Welfare worker inspects prisons. Puge 8—Editorial, Timely Topics, The Suunterer, etc. Puge 10—State Democracy offeru platform. Puge 11—Society, church and fraternal news. Page 13—45 complete work in Bedford High. Page 14—In the business world of today. Puge 16—This and That. Page 18—Business, market and financial news. Puge 21—South American tour described. Page 22—Service utilised by Dr. Ellis. Pugo 23 Errorgrams. Pages 26 and 27—Correspondence. Pages 28 and 29—Sports. Pages 30 and 31—Classilied. Page 31—"Out Our Way." TAKE HIGHEST HONORS EUGENE STRITTMATTER Valedictorian dEKALI) STOLTZ Siilutatorlan COUPON RESIDENT DIES FROM BURNS Samuel Merino, Critically Injured on May 27 When Fire Destroyed His Home, Succumbs This Morning. Samuel Merino, aged 40, a resident of Coupon, died at the'Altoona hospital at 7 o'clock this morning from serious burns of the head, face and body received May 27 when his home was destroyed by fire. Merino's condition was critical frqm the time of his admission to the local institution and probably at no time was much hope held out for his recovery. While it has not been definitely determined just how the fire started, Merino is reported to have been trapped in the flames while in the cellar and in addition to himself, Mrs. Elsie Ducoll, aged 31, also of Coupon,- was painfully burned in attempting to rescue Merino who was rendered unconscious at the, beginning of the fire when flames enveloped him. Mrs. Ducoll was brought to the Altoona hospital at the same time Merino was admitted late last month but her condition has improved greatly, she having suffered much less serious burns and will be able to leave the hospital within a short period. Merino was burned over practically his entire body, in addition to head and face burns, and in places the flesh was badly charred. The Merino home, a double frame dwelling of one-story construction, was burned to the ground and considerable difficulty was experienced in getting Merino out of the celllar of the structure so rapidly did the flames spread. Volunteer firemen had been called to save adjoining structures and those in the near vicinity from being ignited.' This morning the remains were taken in charge by Undertaker W. A. Gibbons of. Ashville who will prepare the body for burial and the remains will be taken to Coupon this evening. The deceased was a member of St. Joseph's church of Coupon where requiem mass will be celebrated Monday morning at 9 o'clock. Interment will be made in the church cemetery. Merino was a widower and is survived by a son, Samuel, jr., and two sisters Mrs. Carmillo Merino of Salem, O. and Rose Merino of Italy. CANDIDATES FILE EXPENSE ACCOUNTS Floyd G. Hocnstine, clerk in the Blair county commissioners' office who aspired to the Republican nomination for the office of member of congress from the Twenty-llrst district composed of Blair and Bedford counties, expended the sum of $785.30 in the furtherance of ills canaidaey with J155.U8 unpaid bills, making the total cost $941.1)8. This is according to the statement of expenses liled in the office of Prothonotary Paul L. Hall yesterday. There were no receipts. Charles R. Mallery, Altoona attorney who sought the Republican nomination for state senator from the Thirteenth district composed of Blair and Huntingdon counties, expended the sum of $1,590.93. Mr. Mullery's money went, in the main, for newspaper advertising and tprinting although there was a list of persons to whom sums were given for officiating as watchers and for au- tomobilu hire. Mr. Mallery's successful opponent, Senator Richard W. Williamson of Huntingdon, certilled that his expenses were $1,010.84. Jesse R. Wike, Roaring Spring legislator, paid out $484.33 in the furtherance of his candidacy. Harry E. Deshong paid $155.04 for the assistance he secured in his campaign for election to membership on the Republican stute committee while Jacob Snyder, his unsuccessful opponent and whom he succeeds, laid out $105.75 for his campaign. Reuben Hostler, Bellwood, candidate for assembly, paid out 184.63 of which sum $10 was donated by a labor organization. COMMERCIAL MEN WARMLYWELCOMED Mayor McMurray Extends Greetings on Behalf of City at Opening of First Business Session. RESPONSE IS MADE BY MEADVILLE EXECUTIVE Banquet Is Delightful Feature of Convention of United Commercial Travelers In Altoona. Most cordially welcomed to Altoona by Mayor John J. McMurray, the forty-seventh annual session of the grand council of Pennsylvania of the United Commercial .Travelers was formally opened this morning at the Penn-AIto hotel and the body is now proceeding with the regular business. Grand Counselor H. Baker Yon called Percy A. Patterson, past supreme counselor, to the chair to preside at the opening preliminaries. He called to the platform Mayor William Jones of Meadville, who is a delegate to the convention, and he responded to the words of greeting of Altoona's chief executive. • Mr. Patterson said in introducing Mayor McMurray that during his service as supreme counselor his work took him all over the United States and Canada and he was impressed by the fact that in about every other city he visited he found that the mayor was a member of the United Commercial Travelers. The Altoona executive, he pointed out, in private life is a railroad company employe and is not thus eligible to membership in the organization. Greetings from Mayor. Mayor McMurray said that it was a great pleasure to him to extend on behalf of the people of the city a welcome to the delegates to the convention and he explained that there are no keys to the city; that the gateways and the hearts and homes of the people are always open to receive guests such as those now assembled in the city and he assured them that everything possible for their comfort and pleasure while here would be done. He spoke of the scenery, the drives and the industries of the city and he expressed the hope that their deliberations would be instructive and beneficial and that they would enjoy their visit to Altoona so much that they would come again soon. Mayor Jones in his reply to the Altoona mayor's words said that he has been a member of the organization for a long time, that he always attended the convention even though he was not .in active service in commercial work. He thanked Mayor McMurray most heartily for his kind words of welcome, assured him he was among friends and told him that the members of the convention would give him no conern while they were in the city. Grand Counselor H. Baker Yon now assumed the gavel and the business of the convention was taken up. The morning session was occupied with the presentation-of the reports of Mr. Yon, Grand Secretary Otto Foerester of Johnstown, Grand Treasurer. Asa H. Slgworth of Warren, that of the (Continued on Page 17) PRISONERS DINING AT FESTAL BOARD Useless Space In Basement of County Prison Is Being Utilized for Assemblage of Guests In Jail. After eighty-four years of eating off trays In their cells, prisoners in the Blair county jail now assemble three times a day In the great new dining hall of the penal institution at Hollidaysburg and partake of their meals in regular fashion. Wednesday noon witnessed the lirst assemblage of prisoners in the new dining room. Ninety six of them surrounded the "festal" board. Commissioner John C. Gorsuch, in charge of public institutions, a number of years ago conceived the idea of having prisoners assemble for meals rather than have a corps of deputy wardens and . "trusty" prisoners prepare the meals and pass the food through wickets on the cell doors Into the prisoners. It was wasteful and not altogether too sanitary and gave the unfortunate inmates of the prison little chance for recreation or change. To make the change, it became necessary to cut a convenient stairway leading from the prison chamber to the basement and to cut out a number of inner walls or partitions in order to provide a room qf sufficient size to equip for the dining hall. The partitions removed, it was necessary to finish the walls and to lay a substantial, sanitary floor. Money was made available for the purchase of needed material and most of the work was (Continued on pu.;e 17) GASOLINE IGNITES. Kitchen Floor and Door Damaged In Uluic ut Thompson Homo. A quantity of gasoline became ignited in the kitchen of the home of Mrs. Henrietta Thompson, 600 Nineteenth street, at 11.15 o'clock this morning and resulted in a lire which damaged a door and the flooring of the kitchen to the extent of $10. Mrs. Thompson was using the gasoline for cleaning purposes. The origin of the lire has not been determined. A general lire alarm was sounded from box No. 51 at Sixth avenue and Nineteenth street with companies Nos. 5. 7 and truck B responding. A neighbor, who came to the assist- unce of Mrs. Thompson when the gaso line caught nre, extinguished the flames with the use of a chemical Rex. COPIOUS SHOWERS FALL. Rains Reduce the Heat Wave and Give Fresh Start to Vegetation. The prolonged drought of the past couple weeks and the extreme heat of the past week, were broken this forenoon when copious showers fell. The rain was general over the county, reports from distant parts indicate. Yesterday, as on a previous afternoon, the mercury rose to 92; last night it fell to 69 and at 10 o'clock this forenoon when the rain started, it was 75. Vegetation was suffering terribly. Wheat and rye which should have been stretching the heads skyward, were stunted with only a couple weeks more to grow. Meadows and pasture lands suffered, grasses being short and void of the succulent character desirable for grazing. In fact, dairymen were obliged to Increase barn feeding to keep up the supply of milk. Corn and oats and also practically all manner of garden and truck were standing still. It was useless to plant seeds or transplant cabbage, tomatoes and peppers. To make matters worse all around, ten days ago, there were three nights when frosts appeared so that potatoes, beans, grape vines and other tender growths were nipped. Small fruits were suffering. Strawberries were practically drying up and the oncoming raspberry crop was menaced. Now, if humid showers continue, there is certain to be a comeback which will materially help all vegetation. SIXTH AYE. PAVING ORDINANCE PASSED Council Also Takes Final Action on Legislation Amending Municipal Water Supply Regulations City council at a special meeting this morning passed the legislation introduced on Tuesday for the paving of Sixth avenue, Jointly by the city and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, between Lloyd and Seventeenth streets. Under the terms of tha law Sixth avenue now forms a part of the route No. 493 of the state highway system and the state will pay that portion of the cost embraced in the regulation width of the state highways, twenty feet, the city paying the cost of the paving of the remaining ten feet. Council also passed an ordinance amending the water supply regulations, under the provisions of which rentals must be paid on or before the 15th of the month after the bills are sent out, and an ordinance accepting the dedication of the Hileman Heights water system to the city. An ordinance was also passed revising the grade of Fifth avenue,. Seventh to Eighth streets, Juniata. Councilman Bence Keatley Introduced an ordinance establishing the grades of the following thoroughfares: Fourth alley, Sixth to Seventh streets, Juniata; Seventh alley, Fifth to Sixth streets, Juniata; Bell alley, Fourth to Fifth streets; Twenty-fifth avenue, from Thirteenth street to a point 250 feet west; Fifth avenue, Fifth to Sixth streets, JQniata, and Twenty-third alley, Ninth to Tenth streets. SUMMER CLOTHING IS NEEDED TO AID POOR The wave of real summer weather that is holding the city and vicinity in it's grip has caused a demand for men's, women's and children's cloth- Ing from the Central Bureau of Charities. Many peopple who have been assisted during the colder weather are finding the heavy clothing almost unbearable and in meeting requests for lighter weig'ht garments the bureau's supply of seasonable clothing is about exhausted. The people of the city having a supply of excess clothing for summer which they have decided to discard can lend valuable assistance by donating it to the bureau for distribution among the poor. Children's clothing is especially needed. A call on the telephone, 2-4417, will bring arrangements for the collection of the clothing. The bureau every year distributes milk and ice to the needy aged and sick. Money is needed to replenish the fund for this work and contributions will be gladly received by Treasurer R. C. Wilson at the First National bank. KILLS FIRST RATTLER. While fishing along Blair's creek in the region of Muleshoe on Wednesday afternoon, Frank Weichel, a Duncansville resident, came upon and killed a good-sized rattlesnake which was found to have seven rattles and a button. The snake was of the yellow variety and was lying directly in the path of the fisherman as he was about to jump across the stream at a narrow point. A club was used in dispatching the reptile, which offered no battle Mr. Weichel stated, it apparently being lazy in the hot' weather. CLASS 1MCNIC HELD. Members of the Junior class of the Altoona High school held their annual outing yesterday at Ivyside park with more than 500 members and guests attending. Dancing was enjoyed at the park pavilion last evening from 8.30 to 11 o'clock. The pavilion was reserved exclusively for students. Members of the Senior class will hold their annual picnic tomorrow at Alfarata park. EAST END WATER ISSUEJISCUSSED Councilmen Consider Famine Situation and Say They Can Do Nothing Because of Legal Status. MARTIN LIKELY TO WIN ASJ5HAIRMAN Members of Republican State Committee Begin Arriving In Philadelphia for Preliminary Conferences. CITY NOW AWAITING INJUNCTION LIFTING Public Service Commission Decided In Favor of Municipality, but Restraint Still Keeps City Out. That the city la powerless to give the people of Bast End water until the court lifts the injunction restraining the municipality from extending its service lines In the territory, was brought out at a meeting of city council this morning. "The issue rests entirely with the courts," said City Commissioner Samuel B. Taylor, expressing the views of the other members of council after the issue had been discussed at the meeting this morning. The East End people Sre entirely without water and there' is a serious situation in that section of the city which became a part of the municipality by annexation on the first Monday of January in 1929. "As soon as annexation was consummated and from that time to the present, the city of Altoona has done everything in its power to provide a supply of water for the East End," said Mr. Taylor. "When the issue was first raised and was taken into court, it was decided that the public service commission was the place to go and we forthwith went to Harrisburg and after extended hearings we were finally given the unrestricted right to extend the service into- that territory. Injunction Is Issued. "In January, 1929, thirteen consumers in the East End had their pipes frozen up and at their request the city went in, thawed out their pipes and was ready to give them water. On petition by W. S. Albright of the Albright Water company an injunction was granted by the court; this injunction has not been lifted to this time and that is what is holding us up. Until it is lifted we cannot go into the territory." Mr. Taylor said that there is no need for any further hearings. The hearings have been held and the issue is now held up by the legal action. Mr. Taylor, however, made it clear that the city officials do not admit that they owe a nickel, but nevertheless, they are willing to -leave any adjustment along that line to the proper authorities, provided the injunction is lifted. "The city is good for it," said he, "and the other side would lose nothing by taking up our proposition." The conditions in the East End are most deplorable. The only source of supply is a spring on Brush mountain and from a pumping system on the J. H. Shearer estate in the upper East End. Formerly Albright purchased water from the city but has not done so during the past two years. POSTAL WORKERS HURT BY INFERNAL MACHINE PARIS, June 6.—A package addressed to Baroness Rothschild exploded this morning in the Central postoffice in Paris while being handled by sorters. A preliminary investigation proved that the package contained an infernal machine. Some slight damage was done to the sorters' room and some of the workers slightly hurt. The police at present are examining the fragments of the package in order to ascertain which Baroness Rothschild figured on the label, as the great banking family included several baronesses. (Copyright, 1930. by New York Sun.) LINDBERGHS TAKE SHORT FLIGHT IN NEW AIRSHIP HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N. J., June 6.—Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh took advantage of a warm spring day today to go flying in a new type low-wing monoplane. They left Teterboro airport and went to Metropolitan airport at Newark where the plane was refuelled and they left again for an unannounced destination. The couple sat side by side in the cockpit of the new plane. They returned to Teterboro about noon and left by automobile for Englewood. WOMAN HURT IN FALL. Mrs. Mary Brown, aged 69, of 413 Twenty-second street, was admitted to the Mercy hospital late last night suffering from a possible fracture of the left hip received when a chair slipped from under her in a local real estate office. Her condition is regarded as fair. POWERS OF SENATE COMMITTEE AT STAKE IN CANNON STRUGGLE Uv DAVID LAWRENCE (Copyright, 1930, by ARouna Mirror.) WASHINGTON, D. C., June B.—A bigger issue than politics or prohibition is involved in the light between Bishop Cannon and the senate lobby committee. Just where does the power of a senate committee begin and end? Does every witness have to answer every question asked? and if he refuses, does he face contempt proceedings? These questions projected on a highly controversial background of politics, have grown out of the refusal of Bishop Cannon to answer questions propound ed to him by Senator Walsh of Montana. His contention is that as a volunteer witness he is not compelled to answer, but that if he is formally .subpoenaed he would give the necessary information. The lobby investigation started originally as a means ot finding out what intliieiu-e.s were at work to affect legislation and the tariff. It was used to draw into its net the chairman of the Democratic national committee and a long list of people who have been active in representing various causes and movements in Washington. Just what legislation the lobby committee was seeking to recommend is not clear. Usually the powers of investigation are given in order to get the facts or opinions with respect to pending bills. The lobby committee, however, primarily has depended on the power of exposure. The fact that Bishop Cannon did not account in detail for his activities and expenditures in his anti-Smith campaign in Virginia is the general charge levelled against him, but whether this is the function of the. lobby committee or whether indeed there is any legis lative power to compel persons who are not offieicls of the government to (Continue* on Page IT) SUPREME COURT DECIDES LOWER COURT WAS WRONG Sets Aside Restraining Order Issued That Would Have Lost Martin Sixteen Quaker City Votes. By T. J. O'CONNELL, Staff Correspondent. ' PHILADELPHIA, June 6.—Members of the Republican state committee began arriving here today for conferences preparatory to the reorganization meeting of the committee tomorrow when a new state chairman will be elected. General Edward Martin, present chairman, is a candidate to succeed himself. He has the backing of the Philadelphia organization, W. L. Mellon and Governor John S. Fisher. His opponent, S. Van Brown of Williamsport, is supported by the followers of GIfford PInchot, gubernatorial nominee and Senator Joseph R. Grundy. The action of the state supreme court late yesterday added sixteen votes from Philadelphia county to Martin's quota. The court was appealed to by the board of county commissioners here to set aside a restraining order issued earlier in the day by Judge Harry S. McDevitt, presiding over the elections court. Revised By High Court. Judge McDevitt enjoined the commissioners from certifying the official count of Philadelphia county while ballot boxes still were being opened here. The commissioners contended successfully before the supreme court that certification was part of their administrative duties, and the common pleas court had no jurisdiction. They pointed out through their counsel, William T. Connor, that they are required -by law to certify the official count within five days of its completion. The official count for the county was completed Wednesday and a special messenger from the commissioners office is enroute to Harrisburg today with the certification papers. It is understood that the ruling of the supreme court In the Philadelphia county case will have a similar bearing on Luzerne county's certification, where supporters of Francis Shunk Brown, defeated gubernatorial candidate, have contested the primary vote. State Chairman Martin has established headquarters at the Bellevue- Stratford hotel. He conferred with supporters last night and today will confer with W'. L. Mellon, who arrived here yesterday. Besides selecting a state chairman, the committee also will hjive to find a successor for Mrs. Gertrude F. Stauffer 6f Lancaster county, the vice chairman. Mrs. Stauffer has indicated that she does not intend to be a candidate. It is understood, however, that in the event of Martin's reelection an effort will be made to make her reconsider. Both the Martin and Brown camps (Continued on page 17) AFRIDI TRIBESMEN ARE DRIVEN BACK Hostile Natives Who Threaten Pesbawar Suffer Heavy Casualties In Fight With British Troops. (By United Press.) PESHAWAR, India, June 6.—Hostile Afridi tribesmen -who advanced across the border from Peshawar and threatened to attack the city have been dispersed by a large force of British troops. Casualties among the tribesmen were believed to have been heavy, but those among the British troops were reported light. A combined force of British and Gurkha troops, aided by airplanes, hunted the rebels out in their scattered hiding places and drove them across the border. 4,000 In Band. LONDON, June 6.—About 4,000 Afghan tribesmen were in the band that recently advanced on the Peshawar region but later retreated when Indian villagers refused to join them, Wedgwood Benn, secretary of state for India, announced in the house ot commons today. The Royal air force watched the retirement of the tribes and also attacked one threatening encampment in tribal territory on the night of June 4. TO ATTEND ENC'AMFMENT. W. H. Shafer, senior vice commander of post 468, G. A. R. and H. V. Carls, delegate, will take the headquarters train from Philadelphia, which will arrive here Sunday, June 8, at 1.25 p. m., for New Castle to attend the department encampment of the G. A. R. which is scheduled to meet at the latter city starting next Monday. DECISION RESERVED. PHILADELPHIA, June 6.—The United States circuit court here today reserved decision on whether it will revese its action of a year ago freeing- Sheriff Tom W. Cunningham of contempt of the senate charges and order the political chieftain sent to Washington for trail before a jury in the federal cout there. VETERANS TO LEAVE. Middle Division Retired Men and Families Go to Washington. Two hundred or more veteran em- ployes of the Middle division and members of their families will spend the greater part of tomorrow In Washington, D. C. Tney will be Altoona's delegation taKing in the ninth annual outing of the Middle Division Veterans' association scheduled for Saturday and they will be Joined by a couple of hundred others from all points between this city and Harria- burg. The Altoona people will have to get up at an early hour tomorrow morn- Ing for the special train that will carry them to the national capital will pull away from the local station at 3 o'clock Stops will be made all along the main line. It will reach Harrisburg at 6.55 o'clock and leave there at 7.08 o'clock for Washington with about 400 persona on board. The special is due to reach Washington at 10.25 o'clock and the remainder of the morning will be spent in sight-seeing about the capital. Luncheon will be enjoyed in.the Washington station restaurant and immediately afterwards a fleet of busses will take the party on a sight seelng-tour of the city. All the points of interest will be visited. The veterans will return by special train, leaving the capital at 5.15 o'clock and arrive back home about midnight. THOUSANDS FLEE CITY OF TSINAN Residents Abandoning Capital of Shantung as Bombardment Is Continued by Northern Troops. WKATHElt FORECAST. WASHINGTON, D. C., June 6.— Western Pennsylvania—Showers tonight and probably Saturday morning; cooler tonight and Saturday. Eastern Pennsylvania—Showers tonight and possibly Saturday; slightly cooler tonight: cooler Saturday; fresh strong southwest winds. CITING OF CANNOH DEEMEDUNLIKELY Action to Be Taken by Lobbf Committee After Bishop'i Defiance Awaits Senator Caraway's Return. »fe tf (By United Press.) SHANGHAI, China, June 6.—Thousands of refugees were fleeing today from the walled city of Tsinan, capital of Shantung province, as a result of continued bombardment by Northern troons, dispatches received here said. GoVernment troops apparently were beginning to withdraw to Yenchow, nearly halfway to Hsuchow, a junction of the Tientsin, Pukow and Lunghai railways. Hsuchow, which is of great value as a base, probably will be defended at all costs. Recent reports that the government suffered reverses along the Lunghai line apparently were substantiated, but a rally of the troops was considered possible. Expect Terrific Struggle. HANKOW, China, June 6.—Following reported reverses of government troops by the crack division of the northern rebels, a terrific struggle for possession of the rich Yangtze valley was in prospect today. All available forces of the Nationalist government were rushed to the Hunan-Hupeh border to stem the inrush of rebel forces under General Chang-Fa-Kmel, who made a dramatic sortie from Kwangsi into Hunan province. The rebel forces met with practically no resistance in crossing the border of Ghangsha and were threatening to carry the war into the Yangtze valley. The invaders apparently were intending to converge on Kiukiang and other strategic points in the mid Yangtze valley, in this manner cutting off Nanking, seat of the Nationalist government, 'from Hankow. By DON C. WILEY, (Special Cable to Altoona Mirror and N. Y. Sun.) TOKIO, June 6.—Japanese government officials indicated today that they were apprehensive about the situation in Tsinan, China, where 2,000 Japanese residents are endangered by an im- (Continued on Page 17> COAST GUARDSMEN AND SAILORS FIGHT NEGROES 'NEW LONDON, Conn., June 6.— More than 500 coast guardsmen and sailors from the United States submarine base participated in a riot in the Negro section today. Two sailors were arrested but forfeited $50 in bonds' in police court. They gave their names as L. A. Newson and Athol B. Williams. According to police a Negro woman knocked out one sailor and seriously injured the second. The conscious survivor summoned shipmates and within an hour more than 200 sailors were in the district. Word of the battle reached the coast guard base and 350 guardsmen left ships and barracks and rushed to the assistance of the navy men. Police restored order after several hours of effort. Besides Newson and Williams, fourteen sailors were arrested in a speakeasy. ZEPPELIN FACING VIOLENT STORMS (By United Press.) LYONS, France, June 6.—A violent storm area was descending from the northeast today on the Rhone valley where the Graf Zeppelin was maneuvering in an effort to find clear sailing en route to the home port, Friedrichshafen. The weather bureau here warned Dr. Hugo Eckener four times that the storm was approaching, but received no word from the dirigible. An aviator en route from the north to Marseilles also signalled Dr. Eckener, who began swinging his ship around to escape the tierce mistral which was creating havoc with trees and roofs in Lyons. The dirigible turned about from Valence toward Montelimar and Dr. Eckener was expected to make a detour around the storm. The aviator who warned the dirigible of the coming storm before he landed at Bron held, near Marseilles, said the Graf Zeppelin was maneuvering easily at the time and was swinging about in Us course. All regional radios and airdromes were advised of the situation and were alert to aid the dirigible if the need should arise. It was recalled that one of the most thrilling episodes in the history of the Graf Zeppelin was enacted above the Rhone in the region where the dirig- Ible svas nyiug today. At that time the craft returning from Spam to Germany with a crippled engine, was on .f4£« 1?) OPINION PREVAILS THAt MATTER IS ABOUT ENDZD Despite Clergyman's Refusal to Answer Proberg Art Learning Some Facts of Hi* Activities In 1928. BULLETIN. WASHINGTON', D. C., June «. The senate was thrown Into confusion and laughter today when Sell' ator Norris, Republican, Nebraska, read a letter signed "Sally Gamble," demanding that Norris get her husband out of jail hecanse h* "only gambled on the stock market as did Hlshop James Cannon, jr., and Chairman Claudius Houston of the Republican national committee. By PAITI, R. MALLON. Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, D. C., June «.— Chairman Caraway of the senate lobby committee was hastening back t« Washington today to face the impasse his committee has reached is the case of Bishop James Cannon, jrv Meanwhile committee members her* were gathering a connected story of the Methodist prelate's dramatic cam* paign in 1928. The bold attitude which Cannon displayed yesterday when he walked out. refusing to testify about his campaign activities, will go unanswered by the committee until Caraway arrives to decide whether he wants t» proceed against the. bishop for contempt, or take a new tack in the IB« vestigation. At present there seems little likelihood that the committee will seek to have Cannon cited for contempt, or seek to trace any further his campaign expenditures reportable under the cot' rupt practices act. Rests with Caraway. Whether notice will be taken of th» bishop's unprecedented defiance of * senatorial committee will probably rert with Caraway, who has been at bom* in Arkansas. But behind the sensational developments of the last few days, brought on by Cannon's refusal to answer questions, the committee has developed an account of some of the things th« bishop did. Some of the information obtained by the committee follows: Two months before the election fft 1928 Cannon was seeking funds with which to conduct his battle against Smith in the south. He had then advanced in personal "loans" to the anti- Smith Democratic organizations of Virginia something over $2,000. Contributions were coming in slowly. Through Bascom Slemp. prominent- Virginia Republican and former secre-. tary to President Coolldge, the bishop.' met a New York Republican, E. CS. Jameson, a broker, with whom h» made certain financial arrangements. Contributions In Cash. Jameson gave the bishop, in cash, at his request, a 10,000 payment on Sept. 8, another on Sept. 28 and another on Oct. 9. A week later cam* $10,000 more and then on Oct. 19, thre* weeks before the election. Cannon got $18,000—all in cash. The total at these advances was $58,000. Although the anti-Smith commute* was filing public records of its receipts and disbursements with th* clerk of the house, none of th« advances made by Jameson to Cannon showed on its records until the folio wing Feb. 11. Meanwhile, the Steiwer committee of the senate, investigating compaign expenditures, had called upon Jameson repeatedly for an accounting of hi* various donations to the Republican campaign. It had no specific knowledge of the advances to Cannon. Finally, on Feb. 12, the day after the anti-Smith committee reported it had received only $17,000 from Jameson through Cannon, the bishop wired to Jameson stating: "After careful examination records think statement should be (to Steiwer .committee) 'paid headquarters committee anti-Smith Democrats $17,300. Paid Virginia committee anti-Smith Democrats $48,000, making total |85,- if' yk *3 3 CONOITION IS SERIOUS. The condition of Christ Bohner, aged 57, East Side grocer at 117 Second ave» nue, was reported as serious at the Al« toona hospital today. Mr. Bohner sufr fered a severe brain concusion and, body and_ head contusions night be* fore last when he fell a diatanea of twenty feet at a clubhouse In Pleasant Valley where he was engaged in working on a flagpole. The patient i» reported in a semi-conscious condition. SWIMMER IS INJURED. J. Wicker, aged 19, of J»9 Eighth avenue, was treated in the Mercy hospital dispensary yesterday afternoon for a laceration of the nose suff«r*4 when he was struck by a water toboggan wl- ;1 e swimming at Mountain Lafclt pool. .'\vo skin clips were required; to close the wound. CHILD BITTEN BV 1JOG. Patricia Curran. aged 4. Of 2001 lift* gan avenue. Penn Piac-s. was Uaa,t#J in the Mercy hospital dispensary ynftr terday afternoon for puncturo womx4» of hte left cheek suffered when «])•> was bitten by a. dog. The wounds —— cauterized. $ ^ 4 ? "?? *tf v'Sf -«q CONGRESS TODAY. i By L'uited Prtaa.) Senate. Continues debate ou ship bill. AgiK-ulture committed cootlnuss fefe» vestiyation ot' drugs. Tikes up private bills on caleix4*Jt> Naval affairs cowuuU«« coatilUMf 'hearings on Paxtllu CJ43t II '

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