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f < 1 ^ 11 > 1 'Y r CITY EDITION There Is Nb Better Indicatibn of the Value V~0f a Newspaper As An Advertising Medium Than the Newspaper Itself. Altoona SRtrror. ' ' f ' > n . ' '* /}% J 1 the Public Semite ddfftteisiieil^ Atf Will Bring City Watef to Kedidefttd ttf East End. ESTABLISHED JUNE is, 1374. ALTOONA, PA., WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 13, 1929. TWENTY-SIX PAGES-PMCfi f WO CENTS ^ RIPARIAN OWNERS ' FIGHT FOR WATER Carson Valley Farmers Continue Litigation Against County Poor District for Alleged Confiscation. PROPERTIES BOUGHT AFTER APPROPRIATION This Situation, It Is Declared, Will Mitigate Against Those Now Making Demands for Payment for Taking. LESS PUBLIC HYSTERIA OVER MARKET REACTION By IjEMUEt F. PARTON, Staff Correspondent. (Copyright) 1929, by Consolidated Press Association.) NEW YORK, Nov. 13.—Early today, Wall Street seems to flnd encouragement In the fact that It had not been necessary again to send for the doctor. The Morgan group, which rushed In reator'atives at the start of the decline, seems inclined to 'let nature take its course. While the relapse of Tuesday was serious enough, there Is in this secondary reaction less surface evidence of public hysteria and more evidence of some desperate milling among the insiders, possibly less dangerous to innocent bystanders than the first ses- rooms, in Wall and Charles H. Cassidy of this city, a contractor and owner of a farm in Carson valley, testified before a board of viewers, composed of G. Nevln Dlvely, Joseph M. Delozier and Nelson Keim, that his farm is worth $20,000 but that the county having taken the .wa.ter from Spencer run which stream flows through it a distance of approximately three-quarters of a mile, has deteriorated it in value 20 to 26 per cent. Mr. Cassidy is one of eight Carson valley land owners who sued Blair county for damages for appropriating the waters of Spencer run. Seven of the owners brought their, suits through Attorney George G. Patterson and Mr. Cassidy brought his' through John H. Hemphtll. He had not testified at former hearings, so he" was given precedence at the hearing held at Hollidaysburg this morning; Mr. Cassidy stated that his farm contains 215 acres; 150 were bought in 1908 from the heirs of Jacob H. Stiffler and seventy-three acres from the Clapper estate. He stated the worth, including the buildings, is $250 per acre. Asked if he knew when he purchased the farm that the waters of Spencer run had been appropriated by the county of Blair for the use of the poor district, he replied that he, did not but learned so later. No Water,Last Summer. He stated that in 'dry weather, as existed late last summer, the stream is dry. Of course, in wetter seasons, there is plenty of .water. The waters of Spencer run. he stated, were not used for domestic purposes but for the watering of stock and for irrigation if. that became expedient. He was reminded by the attorney ,for the directors of the poor, in cross examination, that he purchased the land knowing, or should have known by an examination of the record, that the water had been taken. In explanation of the scarcity of . -water in Spencer run, the directors of 1 the poor state they appropriated the 1 headquarters of Spencer run, as the ecords show and proceeded, under the proper and lawful' and orderly way, to conserve the water. However, their earlier needs did not warrant the construction of a storage reservoir for the reason that a sufficient amount for the uses for many years could be obtained by draining the flow of a number of springs into the mains. However, there was always a great seepage and later on, when the supply seemed to lessen or the use increase, the seepage was dammed up and di-' verted into the mains. But seepage continued and increased. Waters would rise frornl springs above and below the intakes and would disappear, to come out again at some other point below. Thus would the supply in the run; at points below the intake, be adequate for riparian owners' uses. ' John Beep Recalled. John Reep, another of the Carson J valley claimants, was called this morn\ ing. Reep is the owner of what was • long' ago unown as the Selwitz farm. Reep is reputed to have purehased the farm after the taking of the water by the directors of the poor. He stated originally, to the best of his knowledge, a three-inch main was installed, some thirty years ago, but he declares that about 1916 and again in 1925 to 1927, •further husbanding of the water by the county caused him to suffer for water In dry weather. His contention ia fought by the directors on the grounds that the water having been properly taken in the first place, there could be no recovery because the county did not see fit or the necessity of taking all the water at a previous occasion. If the contention of the directors of the poor and their witnesses obtain, neither Reep nor Cassidy nor any other of 'the claimants will have a leg upon which to stand because practically all if not all of the claimants came into the title of their properties /after the taking of the water, with /full knowledge that jt had been taken, .-i^they and their predecessors in title re- tpaining silent as to claims for alleged damr.ges until this time. Concluding Testimony. These facts and what was placed before the viewers at a former hearing; the reading of excerpts from the old minute books of the directors as well as all other records; testimony of present and ex-directors and present and former employes of the county poor district, to be taken at a meeting set tentatively fop Dec. 4, will make up the concluding parts of the testimony following which the board of viewers will, if they deem it lawful and expedient, make or deny awards. Any award that may be made, favorable or adverse, may be reviewed by the courts of the county but in this case it is hoped that expensive litiga- (Continued on Page 15.) sion. In customers' Broad streets and in the gallery of the exchange, the picture these days is quite unlike that of Oct. 24 and 29, when the bleat of the shorn lambs filled the city. The public seemed to have taken the worst of its drubbing, and one did not find stenographers, clerks, housewives and small business men in the district, as in the earlier days of the slide. Instead, it seemed to be the professionals who were on the job. Concentration on "blue chip" stocks and sales in large blocks gave further evidence that the heavy artillery of the Street, was in action. In today's roundup of what happened GOOD CROWD OUT FOR DOLLAR DAY Inclement Weather No Damp- ner to Merchandising Event and Thousands of Shoppers Out for Bargains. A imlaty rain and cloud darkened day failed to dampen the interest of city, suburban and country shoppers in Altoona's seasonable Dollar -day, one -.of the -usual fall merchandising events. This was evidenced by the crowd that began to fill the business district as early as 8 o'clock this morn- ng, and at store opening time business numerous people that filled store entrance ways awaiting the opening of the doors that they might get the pick of the bargains offered. These had jeen marked through advertising and window displays and were magnets that attracted early shoppers. They quite naturally got the pick of the great array of specially selected bar- jains offered by the Altoona Booster association merchants to make the event attractive. The city authorities, realizing the .mportance of the event and to chase away the darkness from the business section, turned on the boulevard lights, and this tended to arouse a greater riterest in ,the shopping. Another fea- ;tire that was noticeable was the fact ;hat there* were parking spaces in several areas, demonstrating that city automobile owners had heeded Mayor John McMurray's request to keep their cars at home and give the shoppers an opportunity to get into the business district and' buy. There was a goodly crowd on the avenue at 9 o'clock and an hour later the thoroughfare was pretty well crowded with shoppers from city and country. The Booster store forces were ready for the visitors and they became, busy with the opening of the doors. Many windows that last night displayed an array of special bargains (Continued on Page 16) INDUSTRIES COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER PROSPECTS Index to Today's News Page 2—Important events in world centers. Page 3—Girls are begged to stay al home. Crossword puzzle. Page 4—Happenings from airways. world's Tuesday, there is, of cpurse, the tnlo ot the mystery man, the titan among financiers, who Is slowly macerating an opposing group. There were innumerable other tales, and so conflict- Ing and so fantastic were these yarns that one was thrown back on the obvious explanation that it is one impaired margin crowding against another which Is cjauslng the decline. There is ample precedent, In the world of paper values, for a snake swallow- Ing his tail and gradually disappearing. A college economist has brought forward what is probably the most unique explanation of the market disaster. Dr. Harold A. Clark, professor of political economy of the teachers' college of Columbia university, finds that there has been too much thrift in the country. The public, according to his theory, has been too much indoctrinated with the teaching of Benjamin Franklin. Thrift haa been unwisely taught In the schools. Industries and values have been established on the basis of large scale production and distribution, and when thrift teachings begin to take effect, and the penny-pinching starts, it must eventually have its effect on the market. In this, Dr. Clark is in accord with certain groups of bankers, who, in the past have memorialized Franklin's birthday by incentives to spend, rather than the usual admonitions about saving. Some observers see in the present market sit(Continued on Page 16.) INSPECTION MADE BY ENGINEER BEAL Official of State Water and Power Resources Board Pleased With; Progress at Reservoirs. STABILIZATION OF ARMAMENTS URGED Will Prevent Further Competitive Building, Declares Albert V. Alexander of British Admiralty. OPERATIONS ARE NOW HEARING COMPLETION Contractor Is Removing Silt From Kittanning Point Reservoir Basin, Marking Its First Cleaning. TWO APPEAL CASES IN ZONING HEARD Board Hears Testimony In LaPierre and Firestone Issues, Involving Change to Business Uses. began with-a rush. That old adage, ,he worm," was the early bird geta manifested by. the Testimony was taken this morning by the city zoning board of appeals in two cases, those of the La Pierre hotel site and the Smith tire service station, located on opposite corners at the Intersection of Union and Sixth avenue, in the Sixth ward. The Issue involved in the two case* are the same and the board members will later make a personal inspection and render a decision promptly, as joth involve building operations. A special meeting of the board was called for today in order to expedite the decisions. The corner properties at that location were zoned for business purposes. The remainder of the territory is zoned for dwelling purposes. F. Leo Carroll, agent for the Thomas Carroll estate, wishes to give the new building to be built on the site of the old hotel a trontage of twenty-eight feet on Sixth avenue, of which 9.8 feet are in the dwelling district. This .is the issue the board must decide. The new building will be taken over by the Atlantic ana Pacific Tec. company. In the other case the Firestone Tire and Rubber company contemplates extending the Smith service station on adjoining ground that had been zoned for double dwelling purposes. The company. will be obliged to acquire thirty additional feet of ground, the purchase being contingent upon the action of the board. I The Chamber of Commerce, in furthering its activity following the making of an industrial survey of the city and,county is now receiving the first returns, inquiries concerning the city as a possible location for various industrial plants. While nothing of a definite character has materialized the possibilities of securing additional industry is' more promising. The new industries committee, of which F. Woods Beckman is chairman, will meet in Commerce rooms at 4 o'clock Friday evening for the purpose of giving consideration to some of the inquiries and prospects that have been received and created by Manager John Mullen, the new executive of the body. The reception of inquiries is proving the worth of the recent survey' and Manager Mullen is finding it mighty useful in his work of presenting Altoona to the world as an ideal industrial center because of the facilities here for the establishment of industrial plants. The committee is enthused and will extend its activities to interested manufacturers who desire to locate here. In First Interview Since. Taking High Office, He Discusses Peace, War and Anglo-American Relations. George S. Beal, engineer of the state yatcr and power resources board, came up from Harrlsburg this morning and in company with City Engineer H. I. Baum made an Inspection of the improvement operations about the three ilg reservoirs at Kiltanning Point, now well under way towards completion. Mr. Beal Is no stranger in Altoona. Prior to entering the state service almost twenty years ago he was em- played ' in an 'engineering capacity in ;he construction operations of Lake Altoona, while in his connection with the •state departments he has visited Altoona. from time to time. Good progress has been made in all the operations. Mr. Baum has just completed a report to the state board on the progress of tho work and this was turned over to Mr. Beal. It shows that contract No. 1, which includes the work about the upper reservoir and which is being done at an outlay of $65,000, is 96 per cent completed. Silt Being Removed. The principal work incident to this contract remaining to be finished is the removal of the silt from the Kittannlng Point reservoir basin. This reservoir has been in service for over half a century and this is the first time it ha* ever been cleaned. The silt ia being used in filling the delta and a large quantity is being taken out. Tho work goes rapidly, with the use of big steam scoops and an abundance of trucks. The capacity of the reservoir will be increased by hundreds of thousands of gallons. As soon as this work is completed the water will be turned into the reservoir and then it will be possible to discontinue the operation of the pumps at Lake Altoona, by means of which a supply of water has been pumped into the mains leading to the Oakton (Continued on Page 18.) INSPECTION IS MADE BY PENNSY OFFICIALS MINOR ARRESTS MADE BY POLICE OFFICERS Patsy Masterson was arrested at 12.20 o'clock this morning by Officer James Stoker at Ninth avenue and Fifteenth street on the charge of fighting. He furnished $25.80 security for a hearing. Ernest Everhart and Charles Moore were arrested on a charge of being dangerous and suspicious persons at 4.10 o'clock this morning by Sergeant C. B. Campbell and Officer P. H. Fultz at Fifth avenue and Eleventh street, Juniata, Leon Burdge was arrested at 4.15 yesterday afternoon by Sergeant C. C. Mock at Ninth avenue and Twelfth street on a warrant sent here by Justice of the Peace A. S, Wagner of Lewistown. He was arrested aa a fugitive/ from justice. At police court yesterday afternoon, George Sager, alleged dangerous and suspicious person, was given twenty- four hours; Peto Johnson, drunk and vagarancy, seventy-two hours, and Pelegrino Francis,' disorderly conduct, was discharged. An inspection of that portion of the former Tyrone division that is now a part'of the Middle division was made today by a party of Pennsylvania railroad officials, headed by General Superintendent H. H. Garrigues, who left Altoona at 7.30 o'clock this morning. In additidn to Mr. Garrigues, the party included Superintendent of Motive Power M. R. Reed, Superintendent I. B. Sinclair of the Middle division and J. F. Swenson, division engineer. The inspection party headed by General W. W. Atterbury, president of the company, arrived in Altoona yesterday afternoon slightly ahead of schedule time, which was 3.35 o'clock,, A freight wreck at Van Dyke, which blocked three of the tracks, did not delay the party, the train passing the vreck on the track that was not blocked. However, they stopped for a delay the party, the train passing the wreck on the track that was nol blocked. However, they stopped fora few minutes and General Atterbury Lnd the other officials had a look at the wreck. UTILITY MEN HOME FROM CONFERENCE Penn Central and Logan Valley Officials Attend Insull Conclave Held at Biloxi, Miss. CLAIM CHINESE TROOPS LAUNCH NEW OFFENSIVE LONDON, Nov. 13.—An exchange telegraph dispatch from Moscow, via Riga, said the war commissar reported that Chinese troops launched an offensive against Russian forces on the Manchurian border. Soviet artillery repulsed the attack when Chinese forces attempted to cross the river Argun in the Olochinsk district, the report said. T Page 6—Gigantic flying liners planned. Page 8—Editorials, Timely Topics, the Baunterer, etc. Page 8—Altoona Works news. Page 10—Society, church and fraternal news. Page 12—Continued story, "The Man From Morocco." Page 13—Fahy Jn trouble before in house. Page 17—Business, market and flnan- jal newt. Pages 18 and 19—Sports. Pages 22 and 23—Correspondence. Pages 21 and 25—Classified section. PENNSY EMPLOYE INJURED IN FALL John Amheiser, Jr., aged 25, Pennsy employe residing at 706 Fourth street, Juniata, was admitted to the Altoona hospital shortly before 7 o'clock this morning suffering from injuries of the back received when he fell from a platform while at work in the Juniata shops. At first It was believed that Amheiser had suffered possible fractures of vertebrae of the back but an X-ray examination made at the Institution this forenoon showed no indication of any broken bones. The man suffers chiefly from severe contusions andVhig .condition is regarded as favorable. Amheiser is employed in the Juniata erecting and machine shop and while standing on a ten-foot platform this morning about 6 o'clock in some manner lost his balance and fell to the shop floor, painfully injuring his back. The Altoona, hospital ambulance waa summoned and brought tbe man to the hoapital. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Amheiser, sr., of the game address. GANG OF BANDITS RAIDS NAVAL BASE (By United Press.) BROOKLYN, N. Y., Nov. 13.—A band of fifteen or twenty men raided the headquarters building of the naval supply base here early today, held thirteen men captive, and worked for hours over a safe containing $86,000. Whether they actually got any of the money will not be known until experts open the battered safe. It was thought however, that in blowing the door they had jammed it in such a way that they were unable to get at the cash, The gang of bandits, all armed, drew up to the building on Third avenue between Twenty-ninth and Thlrtietl streets, about 2 a. m., according to police. They overpowered five nava police, trussed them and threw them into the brig. The officer of the day • (Continued on Page 15.) CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS. Due to the fact thut the New Vorlf Stuck exchange wuy ujieii only threu bourn today, from 10 a. m. until 1 p. m., tbe Altooiiu Mirror Is uble to present in it* city edition tbo closing stock quotations, which will be foiuid on tbe financial page. CONSIDERS CONFERENCE PROSPECTS AS HOPEFUL pro- arma- recent United Curtis Speaks to Thousands (By United Press.) One of the most Important, nouncements on reduction of ments and kindred topics in months is presented by the Press herewith in an interview with Albert V. Alexander, first lord of the British admiralty—hlo only interview since assuming the high naval post in the MacDonald cabinet. This Interview was obtained by Henry T. Russell of the United Press London staff. In it, the first lord of the admiralty lays down principles, vital and Interesting at this time in view of the newly pronounced "Hoover doctrine" and the imminence of the London naval conference. As a hi'storlcal document and journalistic achievement, the Interview with the head of the world's greatest fleet compares in, importance with one Russell obtained from W. C. Bridgeman, first lord of the admiralty In the Baldwin government which preceded the MacDonald regime. By HENRY T. BUSSEM/, Staff Correspondent. (Copyright throughout the world, 1029, by •hlted Press.) LONDON, Nov. 13.—Stabilization of world armaments to prevent any further competitive building was stressed by Albert V. Alexander, first lord of the admiralty, in an Interview today, as a pivotal point in progress towards world peace. The sea lord, second youngest member of the collectively young Labor cabinet, yet head of the world's largest navy, discussed peace and war and Anglo-American relations when he received the United Press correspondent. Asked to comment on President Hoover's freedom of the seaa doctrine, he replied: "I cannot add now anything to the statements already made by the prime minister. However, I can say that any suggestion from the president of the United States always is received with (Continued on Page IB) PHILLIPS RESIGNS POST AS MINISTER TO CANADA WASHINGTON, D. ; C., Nov. 13.— William Phillips, United; States minister to Canada, has submitted his resignation to President Hoover, it was disclosed at the White House today. "BEST CUSTOMERS" TO BE WITNESSES Millionaires, Society WoMefl, Movie Star and ftotmtt Diplomat May Testify Itt Rum Ring Case. ALLEGED EFFORTS MADS TO HUSH ENTIRE MATTER Sensational Developments Expected In Trial of Count Polignac, Head of Supposed Bootleg Concern. Vice President Charles Curtis Is pictured, Inset, ns ho addressed thousands of Chlcngonns at Soldiers' Held on Armistice day. Above Is shown part of the vast crowd, facing enst In memory of those who died In the World war. KAISER'S SISTER DIES IN GERMANY Princess Victoria Reconciled Before Death With Brother She Angered by Marrying Mere Boy. ELEVEN KILLED IN RIOTS IN MEXICO Full Military Protection Ordered for Presidential Candidate 1 Who Says Life Has Been Threatened. (By United Press.) BONN, Germany, Nov. 13.- -Prlncess WOMAN FRACTURES I-EO. Mrs. Maggie VanOrmcr, aged 48, of 708 Fourth street, is a patient at the Mercy hospital suffering from a fracture of the left leg just above the anklo received when she stepped into a depression in the pavement near her home and fell. She was admitted to the hospital at 11 o'clock last evening, being taken to the institution in the ambulance. RED CROSS DRIVE OPENS IN COUNTY Blair Chapter Hoping for Great Increase In Membership That Its Activities May Be Expanded, Officials of the Penn Central Light & Power company and of the Altoona & Logan Valley Electric Railway company, subsidiaries of the Middle-West Utilities company, took a prominent part in the discussions at the conference hold during last week at Biloxl, Miss., which was attended by representatives of the various companies in twenty-six states, All the local officials havo returned home. President J. H. Shearer of the Penn Central presented a paper on Thursday on the subject "Large Power Sales," while M. H. Parkinson, auditor of the company, read a paper on "Fixed Capital Accounting." Vice President B. F. Cleaves and Treasurer M. A. Miller also participated in the discussions. All told thero were eighty-five papers presented at the conference which lasted for live days, closing with a dinner on Friday evening, when Samuel InHiill, chairman of the board, was the chief speaker. At the opening of the first session Martin J. Insull, president of the company, outlined tho policies of the company. Thci papers dealt with such subjects as business functions, accounting, finance, secretarial and treasury work, public contracts, commercial activities, rural lighting and electric und bus traffic. In addition to those already named tho Altoona party included S. S. Crane, general manager of the Logan Valley; W. H. Wade, assistant to the president of tho Penn Central; T. R Dobson, business manager; Paul R, Kuhn, safety engineer; R. M. Phelps merchandise manager of tho Pennsylr vunla. properties; R. E. Earnest, merchandise manager of the Penn Central properties; Frank Hcnnaman, com- mcrcial manager; and, Frank P. Dugan, superintendent of gas operations, Lewistown. Victoria of Schaumburg-Llppe, whose romance at tho age of 62 with a penniless Russian youth .'.nded In bankruptcy, died here today at the St. Francis hospital. She had been ill about a week. The prlnoess' death found her reconciled with her brother, the former German kaiser, who had bitterly opposed her marriage to Alexander Zoub- off in 1927. The exiled kaiser sent many messages and repeatedly inquired as to her condition during tho last days of critical illness at tho hospital. Princess Victoria was a cousin of King George of England. The princess died of pneumonia and pleurisy. Tho princess was 64 years old when she. died. The princess sued Zouboff for divorce in tho Bonn courts last week, but the caso was not heard. The divorce action followed sale of the princess' household goods at auction to pay debts Incurred since her marriage. Tho auction provided only about half enough to cover the debts of about $200,000. Princess Victoria died alono in the hospital before her relatives hero could reach the bedside. Sho had been taken to the hospital when she was unable to pay a nurse to go to her own single furnished room. Her death, typical of tho tragedies of exiled Russian royalty, was unusual for a member of a German royal house. • . Burial will bo at Gronborg, the fav- orlto abode of her mother. Her husband would be heir to her estate but It was not expected he would accept because the .funds will cover only half of debts contracted since their marriage. Tho princess' fortune, prior to her marriage, was estimated at about $3,000,000. The Red Cross, the greatest of the world's humanitarian organizations and represented in this section of Pennsylvania by the Blair county chapter. Is ever ready to respond to the call for assistance and succor In times of disaster. Its work in the past needs no review but it needs funds for ^ preparedness for the future. Memberships are what count. The Blair county chapter has fallen in line with others of the country In the making of the annual appeal for enlistment in tho yearly roll call. Chairman David R. Perry of the local organization ia hoping that the names of a large majority of the people of the city and county x wlll bo enrolled that there may be an expansion of the program of activities for the coming year. One plan of the Blair chapter Is to make the governing body more representative. It will bo created at the conclusion of the present roll call. Tho city and county have been districted and representatives will be chosen from each district as a representative on the governing board. This body will then choose its officers and formulate a program of activities for the coming year. From the fund that accrues from the membership drive the usual share will go to the national body and the remainder will be devoted to expanding the work IB this community. One of the plans is to establish a more uniform program that will Include regular instruction in lifu saving (Continued on Page 16) SECRETARY OF WAR GOOD UNDERGOES OPERATION Princess Victoria was one of Europe's most-talked-of rpyal personages It remained for 'Alexander Zouboff Russian vagabond and her second husband, to reduce her to dlfflcull straits, injure her prestige and wounc her heart so violently that she became easy prey to illness. From her mother, the Princess Royal of England, who renounced her right to the British throne to marry the then Crown Prince Frederick o; (Continued on Page 16) PART OF STOLEN FURS HAS BEEN RECOVERED Captain B. F. Miller was apprlsec today by Mr. Aaron of tho Aaron fur shop that ho has recovered more than $2,000 worth of the furs stolen Home time ago from his shop and ho Is vcr; hopeful of locating more of them. • Those recovered were located in Cleveland, O., and In company with a private detective he plans to go to New York today whore he anticipates making a further recovery. WKATHEU FORECAST. WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 13.— Weatern Pennsylvania weather—Rain tonight and Thursday, colder Thursday. Eastern Pennsylvania — Occasional rain tonight and Thyrsday, colder Thursday afternoon or night in west portion. WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 13.— Secretary of War James M. flood was operated on for appendicitis at Walter performed by (By United Prcsn.) MEXICO CITY, Nov. 13.—The government today ordered the states of Sonora and Slnaloa to extend full military protection to Jose 'Vasconcelos, Antl-Reelectionlst candidate for president, who informed President Emillo Fortes Gil that his lifo had been threatened. The action followed newspaper ie- porta of eleven more deaths in political rioting last night, including eight dead at Tulanclngo, state of Hidalgo, where troops were reported en route to reestablish order. The situation at Tulanclngo appeared to be serious but tho capital was without further information because communication was disrupted shortly after the first report of rioting. A graffio dispatch from Tamplco said two supporters of VaaconcelOH and one supporter of Pascual Ortiz Rubio, National Revolutionary candidate for president, had been killed in a fight during political demonstrations. La Pr'ensa'a correspondent at Pachuea, state of Hidalgo, reported tho i rioting at Tulancingo, in which eight was reported dead. A telephone message received by officials hero later said that troops had been sent from Pachuea to Tulancingo. Vasconcelos telegraphed the president from Mazatlan, asking that tho government guarantee his personal safety as a result of throats against hla life. The president immediately sent orders to the governors of the states of Sonora and Sinaloa and the chiefs of military operations in those (Continued on Page 15) MYERSDALE MAN HURT. So He Alleges and Local ReHldontg Are Asked to Tay Damages. Sept. 5 last, the bus owned by Louis N. and Raymond R. Long of Blair township, running south from Hollidaysburg and operated by Preston K. Spidel of Newry, and a heavy truck, owned by Emll L. Grannas of this city and operated by D. E. Rambo, collided at the junction of Plank road and Bedford street, Hollldaysburg. Johnson D. Collins of Myersdale, Somerset county, was a passenger on tho Long bus. He declares he was, injured in the collision, claiming a 'gen- oral and thorough shakeup, contusions and nervous wreck as well as possible fractures, obliging him to go to a hospital, have nursing care and medical and surgical treatment for which he had to pay as well as suffer the destruction of his clothing. He claims the accident was caused by high speed, machines not under control nor properly safeguarded and, holding both the Longs and Grannas equally guilty, Collins sues both of them for $239.50 for hospital and medical bills and $10,000 damages for pain, suffering and anguish. The affair will be placed on the trial list for a succeeding term of common pleas court unless a settlement is, in the meantime, made. Dy JOSEPH S. WASNEY, Stuff Correspondent. (Copyright, 1929. by United Preii.) WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 13.— The "best customers" of a large New York rum ring—including several millionaires, society women, a moving picture star and a former diplomat- are expected to be summoned as wlt> nesses in the trial of Count head of the Gobart company, an alleged bootleg concern, when the case i« called in New York courts. Justice department officials said today the case was in the hands of Assistant United States Attorney Robert Watts of New York, but it was mad* plain the alleged patrons of the rum ring were expected to be called to testify about liquor purchases. While the department has not determined whether the customers, many listed in Who's Who and in the New York social register, should be prosecuted on charges of conspiracy to violate the dry law, it was pointed out that in view of the recent NorrK case in Philadelphia where a liquor purchaser was acquitted, this procedure was unlikely. Call All Persons. Officials sard It was customary to call all persona, Irrespective of their standing, as witnesses in such cases and they saw no reason to ignore thl« routine. • Meantime reports were current hero that because of the importance of tho customers Involved, efforts had been made to hush the entire case. The records held by Watts, Including carbon copies of liquor orders bearing the names of the purchasers, r have been impounded to prevent In- <( formation regarding the patrons from ( \ being obtained. Attorney General Mitchell has been given all data in the case and Watts has made several trips here recently to discuss the ihatter with justice and treasury officials. It is also understood a full report of the case, in the form of a memoran- \ dum, has been sent the White House. WIU, Climax Oaie. , ' Officials said that while the alleri* bootleg concern was broken several months ago when about thirty-eight arrests were made, the climax in tho case will be reached when Polignac W tried. Authoritative Information here about the ring and its customers purports to show that it delivered 245 cases of liquor to the suburban estate of & prominent business man. Charges for this service were $60 a case' although the liquor was purchased abroad by Its owner at a cost of about $25,000. The liquor was brought to America as general cargo, labeled dlnnerware and earthenware by a prominent transoceanic steamship line. Authorities said federal detective* discovered the suburban liquor cache and an effort was made to obtain a "raid warrant" from the collector of customs at Now York. This was refused for lack of evidence. Later the millionaire, after negotiations with prohibition officers, surrendered the 245 cases of liquor and even furnished trucks to haul tho rum from his home to the United States army base at Brooklyn, N. Y., where the contraband is now stored. Investigation Under Way. No action has been taken against the steamship company for transporting the liquor. An investigation of tbo action is underway but officials said it was unlikely the steamer line knew It was transporting contraband. The prohibition and customs bureau Investigated reports that their agent* were Involved in the bootleg conspiracy but after checking the case said their men were "in the know", and wero tracing liquor movements so that tho head of the rum ring could be appre- CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL OF HOOVER'S PROPOSAL GENERAL Heed Hospital today. The operation was army surgeons shortly after 10 a. m. Hasty preparations were made for the operation after the secretary of war had passed a difficult night following an acute attack ut bis home. Secretary Good was reported in serious condition at the hospital following the operation. By DAVID LAWRENCE. (Copyright, 1029, by Allnoim Mirror.) WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 13.—Although congressional comment on the Hoover proposal to make food ships immune from attack in war-time is universally favorable, hardly anyone can be found on Capitol hill who believes the idea practical. Rather has tho impression developed that President Hoover 1ms challenged the whole structure of the League of Nations, which is based upon the economic boycott and blockade. Mr. Hoover takes tho view that the Geneva league travels the road of physical furco and that tho United States will exert moral force. Tho clash comes because of the certainty that if the American government endeavored to protect commerce in food to the belligerent countries, it would require physical force to deliver the food through the blockade of an opposing navy. Mr. Hoover, of course, is assuming than an international agreement can be reached permitting food supplies to go to the noncombatants in a country at war. Already the discussion turns not so much on what would happen in a future war but what might have hap- pened In the World war if Mr. Hoover's proposal had been in effect. If [ermuny could have been assured, of a food supply she might not have en;aged In submarine warfare against American vessels carrying food to 3reat Britain prior to the entry of the United States into the war. Another lypothesls is that if Germany could nave received food for her civilian population, her army would have been well sustained at the front and the war might have been prolonged beyond 1918. Just how food that is intended for civilians would be kept from reaching an army is difficult to conjecture. The general belief here Is that very little will come of the proposal except to strengthen the British view of the need of a navy to protect a food supply in the absence of an international agreement. It is significant, however, that the president's effort to introduce an humanitarian note in the rules of war received widespread approval from both Democrats and Republicans in congress who were quoted on the subject. Nevertheless, many of them foresaw a real diplomatic conflict in Mr. Hoover's challenge to the League of Nations. It was the threat of an (Continued on Page 16.) hended. Prohibition Administrator Calhoun for New Jersey, who formerly was special investigator at New York, together with Special Customs Inspector O'Keefe at New York, is sr.ld to have uncovered the liquor ring and directed the government's operations against it, RUMOR THAT MITCHELL WILL RESIGN IS DENIED NEJW YORK, Nov. 13.—Reports In Wall Street that Charles B. Mitchell, chairman of the National City bank, was expected to resign soon wer* denied by directors of the organization after the regular weekly meeting of the directors. Similarly, it was denied that Roy A... Young, governor of the federal reserve board, had been approached a» a successor to Mitchell at the National City bank. Percy A. Rockefeller described thft rumors of Mitchell's retirement as "too absurd" for a sensible person to consider. GKANT MOTORBUS PERMIT. HARRISBURG, Nov. 13.—Permis.. sion to operate motorbus service bet tween Pittsburgh and the West VilS ginia state line near West Alexandria, was granted the White Star line today by the public service commission. Th» busses will operate over a route running via Cannonsburg and Washing* ton. CONGRESS TODAY. (By United Press.) Senate. Continues debate on rates in tariff bill. ^ Judiciary sub-committee continue? lobby investigation. House. In recess until Thursday.

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