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,& 't i Jv^Ll'i" kC'kwSi&.if.Jk>. Jiiaa A. Kitnmin* of Ohdieft ttrand (founiild at Closing Session of State Convention, OTHER POSTS FILMED BY DKLKOATBS TODAY Thrfce^day Program for Twen ty. seventh Annual Gather ing Here Proves Highlj Worthwhile to All. Paul A. Klmmln* of Charlerol wa elected grand counselor of the grand council of Pennsylvania, United Com merclal Travelers, at the concluding session this forenoon of that body* twenty-seventh annual ; convention a [the Penn-Alto hotel. Mr. Kimmins, who is prominently y known throughout the realms of th state j:ouncll, served during the pas year as grand junior counselor and hi elevation to the highest office In the organization is* In accordance with i law that has been followed In the st'at body for a number of years. H. Baker_¥on of; this: city, who held the office of grand counselor for the past year and'who served as presiding officer over the convention, becomes grand past counselor for the ensulh) year, In the election which transpircc ' this forenoon. ' -l Three officers were reelected to their ' respective posts today, these'inclUdin? the grand secretary, Otto Forester o Johrtstown; grand . treasurer,- Asa H Slgworth of Warren, and grand chap- Hn^W. B. Swayne of this city. ^ Other Men Elevated* Other officers, coming, in line fo ' promotion in the election proceedings this forenoon, were:- J. Malcolm Cobb , jr., of, Scran top, who retires as grain conductor to • become : grand junior counselor; W. C. Percy of Connells vllle, retiring as grand page, to be come grand conductor; Roy S. >yeag ley of Beaver Falls, who (retires at grand sentinel to become grand page A ^contest marked tho election' ol grand sentinel with several candidates being' sponsored for this office, which , marks the beginning of passage year by year through the chairs, leading up to the grand counselorship. Prior to the noon -hour today no results were obtainable for this phase of the election.... ., v . l Fourteen'delegates and-a same number of alternates will'be chosen'by the state council as representatives to th< supreme council convention to be hejc in Columbus, O., in August. Thli r-lcp.tion will be one of the cloalnj futures of tho convention here today ^Reports from the mileage and per ' dlarn, state of the order' and press committees were presented this morning. ., • ".•-.. At the sessions yesterday, Williamsport .was selected as the 1931 meeting place. Upwards of 15Q delegates and guests, were present at a buffet supper and dance, held in the Penn-Alto last night to climax the second day's convention sessions. - IB I PLANNING WORK. Officers of Tuberculosis Society jtteet and Discuss Future Officers and associate workers In the Blair County Tuberculosis: society, held a meeting at the Penn-Alto hotel yesterday in which lait, year's wprk ,vaS summarized and the ensuing year's work mapped out tentatively. ' Mrs. Mildred Hecker was in attendance nnd assisted the'officers in arranging a program. . ' More interested In what Is to tome than what is past, It was with & d*, gree of satlsfaotion that it wuo learned of the Intention to bend double efforts to get the tubercular ilflioted Into •the Cresson sanitarium. There is a waiting list, evun with Blair county's cottage for waiters, and it is planned to place awanings and In a temporary way aid the afflicted ones. Antls township, planning, to get Into tho consolidated school building at the opening of school this fall, is arranging for the services of a teacher whose specialty will be the looking after the health of the children. To the end that the teacher may be better qualified for the wqrk, the society ts assisting her to take some post-graduate work. There will be a measuring rrograip carried out at Willlamsburg and special attention will be given the -parochial fichoola with their opening for the term *f the fall. Reports of the work ac- ompllthed, presented to the officers: esterday, and the program for the future were of intense interest to those attending, • ,STATE COLLEGE MAN IS ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL Chester Kerstetter, aged 58, of State College, was admitted to the, Mercy hospital this morning suffering from a severe fracture of the right elbow received In an automobile accident near Mlffilntown on Wednesday. The man's arm was lying on a window of the automobile In which he was riding when the steering gear of the car locked, the machine sl4eswip- ing a telephone pole and catching the arm between the pole and car. He also suffered laceration about the head and face when his head struck the windshield of the car. The Injured member was treated in State College but It was found that a plaster cast must be applied. Index to Page 2—South American tour described. Page 3—Byrd had little left tp conquer. Foster's forecast. Page 5—Best radio features. Page 6—Rtlglous news. Page 7—Crossword puzzle. Page 8—Editorial. JTImely Topics, The Saunterer, etc. Page 8—This and That. Page 10—Continued story, "The flagged Princess." 1 Page 14—Sports. 'r'Page 15—Business, market and financial new*. Pages 16 and 17—Correspondence. : Pages 18 and 19—Classified. y Page. 19—"Out Our-Way." ^ j ,, itl iitvs Mttft. r ttmA. ttT«Tfoll fRe" girl toby Phyllis Lavsrhe 3«Vit«ofl, th» li«-df. Benny add Laur* („__... JbHhloh Of Juftlata, The child ,wa borTft,6« JOfrt 1 • 7 •'" \ .A'Bey-b*6y wlisV.**!* Jun# 2 l Marry and MAry (Warner) tMd Altotma tt. ,D, NO. 8. ThOmftS dftH Sell l» tH6 name Of th new arrival welcomed Jtine' 4 Ay dhal Mier and Mary »tta (MditCK) SeMl 0 1748 eleventh avenue.. . - - 4 , John and francea (Posten), levin o 511 West Fifth street, Tyrone, are th parents of a boy baby bom at the ho* pital June 5.' " .. A boy baby also was' born » Robert arid Mildred (Jones) Brims of 190ft Nineteenth avenue,"the arrival belfli welcomed June d. s > ~" Frederick Madisoft la th name of the son. the first Child in, th family, born today at the hospital t Harry and Hannaij (Frith) Madison o 1612 Ninth street. EAST END WATER CASE TOE HEAP Disposition of Controversy With a View of Having Water Supply Restored tti Be Made Monday. A hearing will be held on Monda; morning at 10 o'clock before Judge Marlon D. Patterson in the injunctloi proceedings .relative to the East En Water controversy,' When it Is expect ed that a ruling will be made that wil make it possible for the people' of tha sectlOn-to receive a supply of v.-ate: from'the city. W. S. Albright, owner of the Eas Bind Water company, in a statemen Issued today, blames the city, officials Tor the water shortage, contending that they have refused to furnish bin with water with which to supply his patrons. At the offices of the water -bureau it vwas stated this morning that "th< reason the city has discontinued- sell hg water to Mr. Albright is the fac .hat he has not paid the city, for /water irevloysly furnished. The records o: :he water bureau disclose that he Owei the city |339.55i covering a period of one and one-half years, or three, terms of'six .months each, i This action Was aken in accordance with the law gov erning all consumers,. that unless thfey pay their bills, the service is/shut off . Mr. Albright, in discussing the statement made on behalf of city councilmen after yesterday morning's meet- ng, stated that the city had been furnishing Water -to. his, system for twenty-five': years, 'and Up 'until March of .his year, when a oltjr offIclal .cut i 1 off,-and while Mr. Albright,has fre- luently asked the city to turn the .Wa- .er ih, and as late as Wednesday ol his week, went personally to the heat of the departmentxand asked him to urn the water in, and the offlcla cnowlng the conditions' In the East End, persistently refused : to'turn it In Mr. Albright says that since the liti- (Contlnued on Page 13) / POSTAL EMPLOYES WILL HOLD MEMORIAL SERVICE Postal employes, • both ' clerks and carriers, together with their respective uxlllarles, tomorrow evening will conduct their annual memorial serv- ces in the Twenty-eighth .Street Church of the Brethren, The pastor if the church, Rev. B. F. Waltz, will leltver: the discourse at the service which begins at 7.40 o'clock. A suitable" program, has been prepared.- for the 0 'occasion' and with rlends and .families of the 'postal workers in attendance together with he regular membership of the church, ' Is anticipated that the capacity of he local churqh will be taxed for the vonlng. " ' The^memorial event was. arranged iy the~ service relations council 'of the jostotfice workers' organizations, George' A. McGregor being president and Andrew J. Schultz, secretary of he council. AULE TO LEAVE HOSPITAL. Mrs. Virginia McCann, wife of Desmond McCann of 1317 Sixteenth ave- , who with her husband was lp. ured Memorial day evening in. an utomobile mlahi.p near Patton, yes- erday was discharged from the Al- oona hospital where McCann and his wife have been patients since the ac- Ident. McCann himself is much 1m- roved but yet is unable to leave the ocal institution. I BUILDING 1'EHMITS ISSUED. These''permits were issued today at lie building Inspector's office; 0. H. Huber, roof for Mrs. Galant, 822 'welfth avenue; Junlata, $88; W. W. Vute, wall at 318 FJfty-seventh street, SO, and G. B. Sellers, to enclose porch t 1309 Sixteenth avenue, $2S, SILK MILL FIRE DAMAGE $10,000 (Special to Altoona Mirror.) PHILIPSBURG, June 7.—Fire this nornlng at 2 o'clock did damage to he Phlllpsburg silk mill to the amount f $10,000, mostly to machinery and lock. The damage to the building will mount to $2,000 and the balance la is estimated loss to machinery, etc. The mill has beer) working steadily or some time, with day and night liifls, but was not in operation last Ight and the fire is thought to have farted from defective wires. The alarm was sounded at 2 o'clock )ls morning and the entire fire de- artment responded and saved the ex- enalve plant from to (a I destruction, "he building la a large, two-story tructure of brick and houses a throW- ng plant, In which there is machinery n both floors, with material ' Uued t $30,000. The building in valued at 20,000 and was erected In 1919. The owners are George F. Holdren, resident and manager, and George tauffer, Charles D. Avery and Harry 'odd, all local men. While the loss Is stimated at $10,000, it may exceed lat amount wfaen a closer inspection s made. The, loan is covered by in- urance and the owners will start re- airs aa soon as the insurance it ad- usted.. ALUMNI MEMBERg JOIN IN GREAT RECEPTION - * Public Officials Participate In - Extraordinary Event THat Marka Close of Defcn'i Pttb Ho Service. 4 'One of the most extraordinary tributes ever received by a resided of Altoona was paid to Dr, ttebrge ft Rdbb,' retiring principal of the 'Al toorta High school last night, when lie was' tendered a fare weir reception by the alumni members of the Instl tutlon over which he had been the presiding genius for a period of thirty seven years. In oratory, verse and song his for mer students and public officials who" united with them jollied in the un usual demonstration in his honor which was shared by Mrs. Robb ah< by Miss Mary B;' Clarkson and Mis, Jennie. Matthews, the surviving! mem bers of the faculty when'he'began his public career as head of the Altoona institution. s More than 1,000 persons occupied Seats in the Senior "High .school audl torium where the exercises were held and .the climax was-reached when Dr Robb was presented a most- generous •purse as a token of the- love ahd esteem In Which he,was held by,those who had come under his guidance and instruction In the years\gone by. A magnificent basket of roses was presented to Mrs. Robb. Each Class Represented. Every, graduation class since he assumed charge of the school In the fall .-of 1893 was represented at the big reception. One from each of the :lasses took a position on the stage leneath a marker which Indicated the year. They came in as' the High ichool orchestra rendered a march 'ollowed by Dr. and Mrs. Robb, Ml si vlarkson and Miss. Matthews. Attorney David; Perry; ./president Of he alumni, officiated as toaster of ceremonies and wltlv 'him and the >thers oft the stage.Were Judge Marion D. Patterson, Mayor John J. McMurray, Tarring S.' E|avls, superintendent of the Blair, county schools; M. A Dlyely, superintendent of the Logan township: sbbjoblsi 'ReV; Ralph R. 'Mil er of Coalport, class of '13, Dr. f. P Patch, and. J. C. MciKerlhan, presi- d«nt of the school board; The stage was banked with peonies ' and" ferns Howard-'W. Lindamann. directed the orchestra and the singing. ;/ •.The exercises opened with -singing 'America" and an invocation by Rev Ulller and then Mr. .Ferry,.made the ntroductory address. 7: He ' spoke in lumorous vein, as did In fact most of (Continued on Page 4) JOG NOT BROKEN WHEN THROWN OUT . • - ^—^_i_ • ''-rt/ Police Take It With Its Amber Contents and Prisoner to Be Used as Evidence Against Him. ' I Following the recelpf 'Of numerous omplaints at police headquarters re- en tly that liquor was being sold ; 'at he home of Joseph E. Swoope^ at 210 Ihestnut avenue, Sergeant C, B. lampbell 'and Officer PauJ Fu1 aided the place at 1,10 o'clock . this morning. • . " Upon, the arrival of ^the officers a ug filled with what purported to be quor was thrown from a second story indow. Instead of being demolished, s was doubtless the aim of the'in- Ividual who cast. It from the' win- ow, the jug landed in the mud and •as not broken. Swoope was then arrested and the ug, together with . one and one-half ints of a similar fluid and a half osen empty bottles, was taken -with im to the police sattlon, where a city harge of' disorderly conduct was en- ered against him. At the police station it was stated oday that Swoope was before the ounty court some, time ago on- a quor charge, but because of his amily he got off with a light sen- ence. Swoope will face a commonwealth charge before Alderman W. R. Wolf of the Tenth ward. The' amber olored contents of the Jug will be ubjected to analysis and will be used s evidence in the hearing of Swoope. Jeff Richie, Walter Feebler and Wllard Dunkel were arrested at 11.1(5 clock last night at Twelfth avenue nd Twenty-sixth street by Sergeant ampbell and Officer C. O. Spicer on charge of being dangerous. and Uspicious persons in 1 the course of an nvestlgation of a report of a stolen ar. Joseph Fastenmeler of 1212 Bell ave- uu had reported that his car was t-olen at Eleventh avenue and leventh street and it was located by he police at Twelfth avenue and wenty-sixth street. Richie, Fochler nd Dunke) appeared at the car and hey were placed under arrest. They eny having anything to do with the heft and the case is now being in- estigated. GERMANY'S MINISTER TO PORTUGAL ASSASSINATED LISBON, Portugal, June 7.—Dr. Albert Von Ballgand, German minister to Portugal, died today from the bullet of an aesassiu who fired seveEal shots at him. The assassin was a German who attacked the mini»ter, as he visited the German warship Koenigsburg, in the harbor, here,. ^•iwi^ afet,, VV./t" >' -D1HG *«tlfing High Scho Honored Ift Oratory,. ft«d Song and *V3i ^t'-'^-^sf' 1 '' ». C 'f?'*** 1 a study jtf th« A stipefflela thai lows P*hh»yltd«l* , sueh if eemeht, tifevrotitfl t*x tir*8 . £M ' mlseellarteous attiefWtwtttil tmmk'HA Increased prbteetioft/iifoai thC bill, wlilto on the oth«t Hand .some . product* and marty Varieties o ' toahufactare rec6Tv protection," Heed wrote. „ "tntjncifia'ses made in 1 th*. toot stuff schedules are In manj^cftifft un justified by evidence ahd appisar tb be tftt Mr fttstfh ,", he added. " ^ *He eff«<5t t>< the bill, as a whole dn oflf iotelfn trade defie*Ves"Hh. inert careful thought." Reed «aid that he* had ndt yet had aft .opportunity to study the -Bill thor oughly became of his work in ct>ft tuition >lth the' naval 'treaty. Mis announcement of his stand on the measure of which he was one of th nat fritters will be Wade on th< of the senate, he said. ENTRY LIST GIVEN FOR JUNE 14 RACE Nineteen Oars and Drivers Now Entered With Several " / Late Comers to File Today. Trials Begin oft Tuesday. " Race - drivers 'to wheel their , : cars over the mile and one-quarter track al Tlpton, in preparation for the June 14 classic, Altoona over/the Week-end and official trials will start at the bowl on Tuesday. .Drivers will have' four days to acquaint themselves with .the bowl. Additional entries continue to arrive for the meet, .the. official entries closing tonight. It will be necessary to eliminate a number of cars and drivers as fourteen will start.'. ; Here is the partial entry list: Driver , -"' " - Car Billy Arnold Miller-Hart special "Shorty" Cantlon, .;",'' . ; v t .v-» Miller Schofleld special Lou Schneider Bowes Seal,fast special ''Deacon" Litz •' Duesenberg Babe" Siapp Duesenberg Chester Gardner "Speed" ^Gardner ' Buckeye special r Miller front drive special Jimmy Gleason Waverly oil special Unname (probably Wlnnai) ) : ' Betholln Miller special Wilbur Shaw • Empire 'State special Russ Snowberger Russell eight:special Lou 'Moore'- - : Maw special Mel Kenealy ' i Maw special Fred Lecklidcr ' ' Allen Miller products special Ernie Triplet! ' GUiberson special ' Marion Trexler : '•' ' '' r ' Trejtler.- Special G, O. MacKenzle . ; Amber special Herman Schurch ,-. J Heed specla ' Drivera will select tH«If«4et*Hiliilcs to ride the, race during the week, a number to retain the same riding assistant used at Indianapolis. Lou Moore, gasoline alley's, 1 'Wesley Barry,"! was the latest entrant today for Altoona's- apO-mlle national jsham- lionship .auto classic next Saturday, • Prize money continued to m'ount today as accessory companies offered :housands of dollars extra awards to the victors., in next week's Flag day- race.- ' ••.• : -.-.. : •'•'- ' ' | The. Continental Oil company will pay $1,600 to the winner of the race isjng this corporation's product, $1,000 o the runnerup and $600 to third place vinner. The Standard Oil company, of Pennsylvania will 'give $2,000!to second >lace winner and a handsome silver oving cup to the i victor. The Speedway corporation .will distribute more han $15,000 in prizes. ' — The gas fraternity will move into Altoona over the week-end. Many, of he drivers taking part in the Detroit 100 mile event will leave immediately "or this city to get their cars in shape or the speed trials Tuesday. (WILL ATTEND CONVENTION. , Mrs. Grace M. Curran, Catholic in- restlgator • and social workei* in the iltoona diocese, and, Marguerite Jrown, county secretary of the Children's Aid, society, have left this city o attend sessions of the National Con- erence of Social Workers which is to >e held in Boston June 8 to 14, Mrs. Curran .'left yesterday and goes dlrect- y to Boston while Miss Browttr leav- ng earlier, will spend two days In "ew York en route to the convention, FAIjLS FROM BOX OAR. , John Janic, aged 38, of 31 Stover oad, Tyrone, an employe of the American >' Limestone company, is a latlent at the Altoona hospital'men's urgical ward as a result of falling rom a box car in the Pennsy Tyrone rards early today. He suffered back ontusiona and possible injury to the ower part Of the spine. His condition s good, . , ' i£ ATTENDING MEETING. Harry TS. Deshong of 1001 Sixth avenue, recently elected to membership of .he Republican state committee,- is in Hilladelphia today attending the an- lual meeting of the committee being leld at the Bellevue-Stratford hotel. Others from Blair county attending he meeting are County Controller M. \ Berlnger of Hollidaysburg and Clinon H. Paul of thin city. Wifliam Finn to Be Opene Before Hacei And Roaring Spring Road Will Not Close Until After fclassic. OOOD HKADWAY MADE ON STATI-ObUNTY filOHWAY Perpleiting Detour? Problems 1 Are Satisfactorily Solved or Kliminated, Cove Road Be. ing Only One for Summer. X tlon for * year, thrown 'open, to v the, CresBon mountain section of the William Penh highway, nn^er construe will be permanently traffic next Friday 18, though considerable additions time will be required to flnlsh the cAn tract. In the/hands of Clark Brother Ooniitvttctlott ccmpany. ihe itate-county road, Good's .tone to the Cassldy farm near Alto-Keste burial park, *,8tS feet In length^ tnde construction^ will be open for 'traffic by Jnly 4, weather, permitting. Th< detour provided for the construction c< the »ttetch between McHee and Rearing Spring," will be effective afte June 14. . , if he state-owned portion of the Sink Ing valley road* and the rrtad leading from' / Bellwood to the Cambria county line (near Blandbury will be oiled Within the next ten days and by July 1 concrete pouring will start on the (our and one-half . mile stretch o Warrior ridge In Huntingdon county This is. a summary of the state road work as It now stands In Blair county and given for the public's benefit today by Charles R. Forbes, division engineer of the state department of highways, located in Hollidaysburg Only Untoward' weather conditions wil change plans materially. •• /Making Excellent Time. . Brua Brothers, builders of the state- county portion of the Plank rdkd south of this city, are making excellent time'. Grading .was started Monday; It will be finished by Wednesday of next week. It is slightly over half i mile, in, length but entails some '.cutting and filling and relocation \tb' 'elim- ' inate a /curve. . This 'stretch .will be of . reinforced concrete, eighteen feet wide, with; an elght-foqt shoulder on either, side making, a' thirty-six toot highway. 1 is expected concrete pouring will star June, 19; pouring .should be ,complete( by Ju'he, 23 :; -.and^ the-- road Sh6tUd'r : be, finished'arid opened by" July 4. The road is ehtlrtly: closed?, •; ' '•; ; '"'.•When rain stopped the Wpt'kmeli employed , by Clark Brothers' oh the Cresson hill job yesterday, 2j«QO, feet bad been- poured. The total.construe tion is 9,100 feet. After pouring between 1,600 and \ 1,700 -feet more, and allowing two days for. curing, the entire road' will be "opened for .traffic. That is expected to be, at the rate now folngl June' 13, so persons from the West .'coming for the Flag day races can get through. -,.. •'•'•':'',. This road, from .that, date, will remain open. All the remainder to be >aved. Is on relocation except. about 12( 'eet at the Muleshoe cUeve and'that will be poured full width with high early strength' concrete as soon' as the 1,200 foot stretch above is finished so .here. will be no two-way' traffic at Muleshoe. ,; : Copious Rainfall. There was a copious fall of rain on he Cresson mountain, in the region vhere road construction operations ire under way yesterday morning and as a result of this downpour, concrete >ouring had, to be .halted for,.the day shortly after 10 o'clock.; Work was continued, however, on other sections if the project following the showers. When pouring had to be stopped for he day, the paving crew had com- ileted a stretch of approximately 200 eet of road, bringing the total for the season's first week of pouring to around' the 2,600-foot mark, or nearly (Continued on Page 4) 'RESIDENT AND GUESTS FOR FISHING CAMP WASHINGTON, D. C., June 7.— resident Hoover left the White House at 7 ft. m. today to drive to his Rapt- inn, Va,, camp where he will Join Mrs. Hoover who went there earlier in the week. The chief executive will spend he week-end fishing. He was accpnv anled by a number of guests. ' The chief executive as usual invited a number of officials to spend today and tomorrow with him. He utilizes hese week-end trips for informal dls- ussions of pending problems. Mrs. Hoover, who has not been en* Irely well, save for brief periods, since Christmas, went to the quiet camp in he middle of the week. It Is expected he will remain there some time, as 3r, Joel T. Boone, her physician, feels he needs to gain strength before re- ssuming the arduous duties of Wash- ngton official life. TALK MADE BY GOVERNOR COX HAS POLITICAL SIGNIFICANCE By UAVII1 IAWUENCE. (Copyright, 1930, by Altoona Mirror.) WASHINGTON, D. C., June 7,~ 'ormer Governor Cox of Ohio, speak- ng as "a free man" and declining omination either for the senatorship governorship in Ohio, has made profound impression in political dries with his speech definitely urging he repeal of the eighteenth amendment. While Cox'a speech was made at a ally of the Democrats in Ohio, it ad national significance because ouett shouse of the Democratic na- onal committee was present. Pointing out that Dwight Morrow taking the same position in his cam- aign for the senatorship on 'the Re- ubllcan ticket that iowner Governor Ifred E. Smith assumed in his presi- ontial campaign of 1938, Mr. Cox remarked; "Thjn it was Democratic treason; now it is Republican statesmanship." Mr. Coy as the standard-bearer of his party in the presidential election of 1920 has a considerable influence in the councils of the Democratic party and his references to the Morrow campaign were made merely to show that the Democrats had recognized in 1928 importance of prohibition as a major issue. Cox does not agree with Morrow as to the method of handling the problem when once the eighteenth amendment is changed, but he does believe that a solution can be found which will not compel the people to choose between the old saloon order and "the present set-up." "The prohibition program," be said, "was vetoed by President Wilson. Neither Harding nor Coolidge believed in it, nor does Mr. Hoover. As the bead of our law enforcing machinery Mr. Hoover contends for obedience to iContinued, on Page 15). SfAfE MARTIN REELEffTED Washington County M&n Aga^fi ' Head* ftepnblicftfl<Con*fflit- 8. ' Van Brown,-t7«St/ ALTOONA WOMAN 01VBH MENTION f Oft Office Mrs, A, 8. Keck May B 'Elected to Vice Chairman ship In Case Mrs. Stauffer Refuses to ftnn, (By totted Press.) tiLfKtA, Jttn« t.—Briga- dier General Edward > Martin of Wash- Ington county, was reflected chairman of the state Republican committee st the blennfet. reorganisation meeting In the Bellevne, Stratford hotel here T day. >* ' Me received" « votes to 37 for S. Van Brown of Lyeomlng county. The big delegation from Philadelphia and Allegheny counties' voted solidly for Martin. By T. 3. O'OONNBtX, Staff .Correspondent, , < PHILADELPHIA, J*une 7.--Wlth bdth camps expressing complete ci fldence, the biennial reorganization meeting of the state Republican committee got under way here today With the election of a state chairman the principal item of business, and party control the prize. » Brigadier ,Generat Edward Martin, present chairman, is a candidate to succeed himself. He has the backing of the Philadelphia organization, Governor John S. Fisher and the Mellon and Armstrong burgh. interests ! of Pitts. S. Van Brown Of Williamsport is sup. ported by .Gifford Plnchot, the gubernatorial nominee, and Senator Joseph R. Grundy, who-' was overwhelmlHgly defeated by Secretary of Labor JatneS J. Davis for •the senatorial ' nomination. ^ l Contest Is Close. 'So close is the contest expected to be that the PinchOt forces were Claiming^ only flf ty-elghtV or fifty-nine -votes as ate, as the small hours of this morning. Pifty-niijefvotes are necessary -to win. They maintained, ; however, that they were assured of this number and- expected half a .dozen other committeemen to fall in line when the voting be- jan. • • • "/' . ' .^. '-,'. Y . . A. Boyd Hamilton, field marshal of the Martin ^forces, on the other hand, claimed that the; present chairmKtt vhad eighty ^two votes pledged to him. Meanwhile gossip was going < the rounds that in order to avoid a bitter Boor 'battle, It was possible 'that both Martin and Brown Would, retire from the field, and Charles Johnson, secretary of finance and Montgomery county leader, would be the Ultimate choice of the members. «"' /Mrs. Charles F. Stauffer, vibe chal matt of ,the contmlttee, who prevloiis prevloiisly - , , had Indicated she Was not a- candidate For re-election, --waa reported , today to be undecided on the matter. The Martin forces have; been urging her to stay ""'• ih the race. In case Mrs. , , , Stauffer decides to withdraw, the name of Mrs, A. S. Kech of Altoona 'has teen suggested, for the vice chairmanship. . • . PASSAGE OF BILL JN 6MP DOUBT 1 ' ' Informal Poll Shows Tie of 46 Senators For and Against Tariff Measure, With 7 Four Others'Doubtful. . By, ; PA V L R. MA-LLON Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, D. C., 7.— Passage of the tariff bill now is in rrave 'doubt in the senate, according o an informal poll made today by the United Press. . It showed a tie total of 48 in favor and 48 against adoption' of the final measure, with four senatprs yet doubt- ul. Tho figures include a dozen senator? who may be v absent- when the vote Is aken next week, and some of these enators as yet have been' unable to rrange for pairing so that their 'votes. may be effective though not actually aat. This prevents any definite pre- Ictlon as to the outcome. Segregating the doubtful ones, the Democratic - Independent - Republican igalnat the bill. > A week ago the oalltlonlsts claim a lineup of 19 to 47 oalltionists were ready to concede the 111 would, pass, but new life has been njected Into their efforts aga| the measure as B, result of recent 'drift of otea. The Republican administration forces laim they will win by a tie because hey say Vice President •, Cuttis will ast the deciding ballot in their favor. "'hey admjt, however, the situation is angerous and in its present form .the measure may be rejected. So grave are their doubts, they are Iready planning a. way out of their Hemma, should the bill be rejected in ts present form.. They have been In? ormed they can get two more votes or the bill if .they will put lumber on he free list. Such action m&i^t be ex? ected to lose them one vote,-but they would gain a net one. , Therefore/if the measure is rejected, ,a'it stands, they have indicated, they . (Continued on Page 1^) FILES £X?EN8K ACCOUNT- Assemblyman Fred A, Pell of this Ity, candidate vfor renpmina^ion on 10 Republican ticket, has filed his xpenae account in th.e office of Pro- hpnotary Paul ^. Hall. It is certi- ed that the -receipts came from bis wn pocket and that the expenditures ere *3U, all paid. IL-* ...1* CAROL O** HOOVER REFUSES PAPERS Administration -Itself Against Impending Volley of Criticism Expected From the Senate. By JuVVK C. WH.SOMV .Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, D. C., June 7.— Th« administration braced itself today against an impending volley of senatorial criticism caused by. Presi dent Hoover's refusal to produce secret naval negotiation documents requested through. Chairman Borah o :he senate foreign relations commlttei by Senator Johnson, Republican, California. Acting, through Secretary Of-State Stimson, Mr. Hoover apparently differentiated between a. request from ;he committee for* documents relating 0 the Geneva conference of 1927 ant Johnson's' two requests, submitted hrough Borah, for information relat- ng to the London, conference. • The request! for Geneva conference documents was granted, with the explanation 1 they' all had been published Previously. In response to questions from Jbhnson, Stimson sent through Borah : a .confidential memorandum which) he said would answer Johnson as far as possible. . . ' •-, 'Respecting the other papers' called for,'! .Stimson said, referring to Johnson's.' other request, "I am directed by the- president to say that their production would not in his opinion compatible with:.the public interest." ' '. ,y, ;: ;:- Later Stimson• Issued 'a press statement- emphasUing the confidential nature ofi'Jin.fqf|«al exchanges'-between governmeritri''preliminary to signature of any important treaty. He said su'S ~1ciphs .Of secret understanding or *~ (Continued on Page 13) ' UNIDENTIFIED VICTIMS OP TRAIN TO BE BURIED Efforts to learn the identity of the iwo young men killed/Friday night. May 23, when they were struck by a main line train- near Coburn, having leen unavailing, the two bodies will be burieoXin the county cemetery early next''.week unless some development )ccurs over the week-end, according o .'Coroner 1 Chester C. Rothrock. The bOdles of the young men have >een held at local funeral home since he: accident, that of the elder at the Liafferty funeral home,, and the rounger's at the Tobias & Laughlin uneral home. A number of inquries tave been received as well as pictures of missing persons, by Coroner Roth- ock but none-of the descriptions fits losely to those of the two young men. The bodies of the young men have ound about 10 o'clock by members of a train crew. The younger, apparently about 22 .years old, was dead, having iad' his left leg severed between the utee and hip, while, some signs of life were' found ( in the other, Who was about 27 years old. The young man led at:the, Altoona hospital within an lour after he was discovered. WASHINGTON. D. C., June 7.— Western Pennsylvania—Partly cloudy, with possibly light showers tonight. Cooler tonight in south portion. Sunday, fair, with slowly rising temperature in south portion. Eastern Pennsylvania.—Cloudy and cooler tonight preceded by showers 'in north portion Sunday; partly cloudy, cooler IK couth and east portion; fresh southwest shifting to west and northwest winds. VICTORIOUS CHINESE 00 NORTH AFTER BIG FIGHT HANKOW, China, June 7.—More than 50,000 Northern rebels were •Weeping northward today after their capture of Changsha, reports received here indicated. The rebels have encountered little resistance since they passed Milo, thirty miles sputh of Yochow. Government troops were concentrating at \Yochow in preparation for the oncoming army. Three thousand collies have been put •to work at Wuchang, across {he Yangtze river, to dig trenches and destroy railways in an effort to block the advance of the Ironsiders, a formidable division of Northerners under General Change-Fa-Kewi. ALEXANDRIA NAN DIES OF JURIES , (Special to Altoona Mirror.) ALEXANDRIA, June 7.—George B. Henderson, well known citizen here, died in the Black hospital in Lewistown late last night from injuries received shortly after the noon hour yesterday when the car in which he was riding skidded on the highway and plunged into the old canal a short distance east of Lewistown. Mr. Henderson and his wife, Mrs. Laura Nell Henderson, and their daughter, Mrs. Marshall Page, were on their way to Harrisburg, with Mrs. Page driving. When the car skidded, she lost control and the far plunged down the embankment. Mrs. Page and Mr. Henderson were thrown into the water in the canal and Mr a. Henderson was in the car, and could not get out. Mrs. Page was uot seriously injured. She could not extricate herself but succeeded to holding Mr. Headersoa's head above the water until a colored man. employed at oue of the, brisk plants, discovered their plight and sought assistance and had the three removed to tho hospital. A number of cars passed the scene .of the (Continued, on. Fag« Ml ^ ttf IW Etiled FdffB«f Setnrng fo Airplane aftd if Premier Mauht. ftwfctrmi ROYAL FAMILY HOLDnf^ One Paper Predict! Pfocla* . mation Will Oome Today, Carol Arrives In Uniform of Rumanian General. — (By Oiilt«d Pre«.) ,' BUCHAREST, Romania, June 7.— Aft unconfirmed report pubjtshed today by the newspaper Dfmfnestia said th« parliament would meet this afternoon to. proclaim the former Crown Prtnc* Carol as kliig of Rumania, ' The ^Ditrtlneafeta is an independent neW8pa|pr of 'HfcisaUonaL tend*ncle»i but usualfor wajpfaformed. *rinee Carol RetnrnA, t " BUCHAREST, June 7.— Contlnttotii conferepoes were held today betwe« Prince Carol, father of the boy king Michael, the Rumanian cabinet arid other" members of the royal family. • The cabinet was-rummoned by Pt*- mler Julius Maniu -immediately after Maniu had welcomed Carol to Bucha-f rest after an absence of more than flv« years. . Maniu .and Minister of Interior Alexander Valda Voevod met Carol when the prince- stepped from his air* , plane at the Bucharest airport night. Dowager Queen Marie, mother of th« former crown prince who renounced his throne to Jive in France with Mme./' Magda Lupescu, auburn-haired Rumanian beauty, was the only membeB of the royal family absent from th * ' conferences. She was en rente to GeXfl many, ostensibly believing she would meet Carol there, and Confer with him. regarding the possibility of Ms> retant " to Rumania. • The /Rumanian parliament., whfchs was still siting when Carol's plaflf*' landed here at H p. m. last night, ad-' Journed immediately. v „'-' Vses MUitary Plane. ' '* Prince Carol came to Bucharest in a Rumanian military plane from Mun- ) ich. He boarded the plane there ye*-*^, terday morning, secretly, and intendeds. to fly directly to Kluj, Trmnsylvanfa, it" was uriderstooif; 'A fuel »horUg*l, l««t ; . * ' foe, - however. arrival at Kluf, CawJ 1 Been' traveling JnToiviUaa^cIothe^ there he donned the uniform of ' manlan general and once more Ab ed his plane. ' , " , Mania and Valda Voevod met htm at the! airfield here and escorted him fn^ an automobile to Cetrocenf palace, r , j Prince Nicholas, Carol's brother, , -was waiting; at the and they embraced each other- 1 UonateV. Prince/ Nicholas has a member of th» regency TT: erning Rumania,- in the 'i King Michael, but he recently ! been declared anxiqusv. to- resign cause of v hU affection for Madi Tohoni. . - v "t* Relations between Prince Nichola* and his, mother. Queen Marie. «fiM» , have been reported .strained recently." Nicholas was credited with pronratior a slight ta his mother at a recent , church ceremony, when specific men-;, tion of her name, was. omitted dofinc, a prayer. The dowager queen left fan- , mediately for another r p*»t of th». Kingdom, -• ' ^ . June 7.—The Rumania*'.' authorities clamped a strict cen»o»»tli»?'v ; on communications throughout tK»V-:v, country today to prevent the news of- '" the Teturn of PrinflP: Carol *»* *h» resultant sensational; political develop^ roents from leakftij out. , 7 Since 9 o'clock ]**t night, has been isolated tt^ni the <tt) world. Telephone cal^F to Bnohw ,.. rom foreign European capital* e|fetpK '-'': the reply from the Rumanian loiut» i listance operator; •'We have been ordered, to nobody with any telephone in mania." , " Breaks OB~tqve AHatr. LONDON, June T-—Prince Carol «f' lumania has definitely broken wlO| Madame Magda Lupescu and inteBdfdv • fter a private meeting wttfc Wf' mother, Queeq Marie, in Bavaria, t**,, eturn to Rumania, the: London Daihj;! ' Mail «aid. ^?* Carol will join the regency council^ Bucharest, replacing his yr brother. Prince Nicholas, The Mail sadi. -^ The newspaper said Prince Canl't decision was th« outcom* of »'»««t» -• i,, ng in Paria ?e»enOy with «»•*"- - i-" Cornascu, representing; tn« A government The senator wa* : d to have demanded Carol break Madame Lupescu, tttian-ttaire* wi a Rumanian military attache whom Carol renounced bin thfon* allow to Parts, He made it plain tha prince coulll not roturn to hi* own country HQlCMI be broke with, hfa mi«treaa<. Carol than, proceed*! to View* t* meet hia divorced wife, PriftfiMB S»te» he -•newspaper »»i4 * r was effected and that 04 rinc« offU.-i.tlly q«ti««d hia duty to Ihfe (Miparation. NEW YORK. JJHXB T.-An a4n meat ia tlw apught a paawjttgar ur * transit. of 1 "' aotiGB*se AMD:- ft'J (By um»rt frunt In recew until Mofl^ay,

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