Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on November 13, 1929 · Page 13
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Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 13

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, November 13, 1929
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THE ALTOONA MlRROft-WBLWESDAV, NOVEMBER 13, 1929 FAHY IN TROUBLE BEFORE IN HOUSE Broker Who Gave Alleged "Booze Party" Once' ftftd .Serious Run*.in With Late 'Congressman Macon. By KENNETH Q. CRAWFORD, Staff Correspondent. . WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 13.— Walter tfahy, New York broker named by Senator Brookhart, Republican, lotoa, as the "Wall" Street man" wh) entertained several Re* publican senators-at a "booze party" here, has had his troubles with congressmen before. Back In 1911, when Fab/ *"*• tne house reporter for a Washington newspaper, he wrote an article describing debate on an agriculture department appropriation bill, for which he was called, among other things, an "atom," a "liar" and an t'ass" by the late Representative Robert B. Macon, Democrat K Arkansas. The story said Macon had been "denounced" by his colleagues ' r blocking salary Increases. Macon said he was not de- nounted. Resenting what he considered Macon's unjustified attack, Fahy approached the representative on the floor of the house after adjournment In the hope of having the offending remarks expunged from the' Congressional Record. . When Macon not only refused to Withdraw the remarks but repeated them with additions and i embellishments, Fahy undertook phy- l steal retribution, according to con* W-SMporary/ accounts. ' f What actually happened then i* not ' entirely clear from the records. Both Fahy and Macon were restrained by peacemakers, among them Senator Norris, Republican, Nebraska, then a representative, from reaching each other. Further than this, accounts of the affair differ. ' In a speech to the house, Macon claimed that Fahy advanced upon him backed by a group of correspondents seeking to intimidate a member of the house, that Fahy had started stripping off his coat was an invitation for someone to hold him," and that he (Macon) had not been hurt but felt that the dignity of the house had been trampled upon. "Does a member of this house need a shotgun to protect himself?" Macon asked. "If so, I'll go home and get v mine." The Judiciary committee was immediately instructed to Investigate .and Fahy was one of the first witnesses called. He testified he had no intention of resorting to violence When he approached Macon and had not invited fellow correspondents to accompany him but lost control of himself when Macon renewed his verbal attack, that he had not tried to remove his coat which was ripped off by Norris in his effort to hold Fahy and that he would have "whipped Macon gladly" it bystanders had not restrained him. Macon subsequently told the committee he had changed his speech for thi record and felt he had done Fahy no injustice. One of the alterations he made Macon testified, cut out the words "contemptible little ass" and substituted therefore "wart." •. Several correspondents : assured the 'committee they had no intention of intimidating Macon and had acted merely as peacemakers. This version was substantiated by Norris. Fahy finally gave the committee a written apology to the house and, so '•, far «s the records show, this was the \ end of it. jkv Fahy's alleged liquor party is now / tinder investigation by a grand jury. Brookhart, C. C. Loomis, president of the Lehigh Valley railroad, another guest at. the party, and the manager of the hotel where it was given, have testified. MUCH COAL IS BEING MINED IN DISTRICT With production increasing and additional mines being placed in operation, the coal industry in the central Pennsylvania fleld is in very good condition. The loadings for the week ending Nov. 9 were 15,592 cars, as against 14,274 cars for the week ending Nov. 2. Included among the operations resuming after an idleness of several years is the No. 3 shaft of the Mor- risdalQ Coal company at Morrlsdale. This mine has a capacity of 1,000 tons daily wheij operated at full force. In most of the. mines throughout the district the men are making full time and the coal is steadily moving out to the markets. At the present time there are but 900 loaded cars standing on aldings oVei' the district. SHOOTING TRIAL OPENg. POTTSVILLB, Pa,, Nov. 13.—Judge R. H. Koch is today hearing the case of Mike Lorenzo, Summit Station, charged with shooting Anthony Slnko- vich in the leg during July. Slnkovich, who was shot as he kicked in a panel of his defendant's front door, died of the wound. HONOR INSURANCE MAN ORUNDY PROPOSAL IMPOSSIBLE PLAN Scheme to Lessen Senatorial Representation of "Back-, ward States" Forbidden by Constitution. I. EDWARD SLUTZKER ALTOONAN HEADS CONVENTION CLUB I. Edward Slutzker of 2215 Broad avenue, Altoona, has'just been elected president of the Convention club of the Wilson Slick agency, an organization of all members of the agency who qualified f 6r and attended the 1929 convention. of the Reliance Life Insurance company of Pittsburgh held at Blgwln inn, Lake of Bays, Ontario, Canada, during the latter part of July. Mr. Slutzker' recently completed his first yeai With the Reliance Life. During this period he qualified for the Half-million club by paying for more than this amount of business. As general agent, Mr. Slutzker is in charge of the local office of the Wilson Slick agency at 534-6 Central Trust building. These offices serve as a clearing house for all Reliance Life business for. Slalr, Bedford, Centre and Huiitlndon counties. The Reliance Life was one of the first companies to recognize the power of newspaper advertising. On Nov. 1, they inaugurated an intensive drive, building their offensive around newspaper ads appearing in the larger dailies. As our readers have noticed, the Altoona Mirror ia carrying this advertising locally. . (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 13.— Joseph R. Orundy, head of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers association, was recalled before\ the senate lobby investigating committee today to explain a letter he attempted to file with the committee amending his previous statement that western and southern states are backward commonwealths. Chairman Caraway of the committee said he would keep Grundy on the list of witnesses for a while so the committee might proceed with Its regular list Including Thomas Hill, treasurer, National Council of State Legislatures: J. C. Holton, Mississippi state agricultural commissioner, and J. A. Arnold' of the' Southern Tariff association. Grundy promised to submit to the committee a list of senators who, he thought, should "talk darn small" when It comes to tariff matters. Instead he submitted what the committee called an argument, revising considerably his former list of backward states. Grundy, who is accredited witn considerable influence in the framing of tariff legislation, would be unable to carry out any plan of restricting legislature representation of western states without complete overthrow of the Constitution, legal experts say. Carried to Its logical conclusion, Grundy's proposal would mean that smaller western state*, should be deprived of part of their senatorial representation. Yet this, according to some constitutional lawyers, Is the one thing which could not be accomplish* ed by amendment to the Coristltutlon. The Constitution Itself forbids any amendment,! depriving any state of senatorial representation without the state's own consent. ' In Article o,' providing for the method of amending the Constitution, fhe following clause was added on the very last day of the constitutional convention 140 years ago: "That no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of equal suffrage In the senate." Any other clause of the Constitution can be amended by three-fourths of the states." Export of airplane parts from the United States during 1928 reached a total of $1,240,244. fhiB was an increase of nearly 118 per cent above the 1927 figure. ATTEM*T8 TO END LIFE OWING TO ILL HEALTH BELLEFONTE, Nov. 13.—Becoming despondent over 111 health and his consequent inability .to work, Patsy Sabtt, aged about 68, of Valle> View, attempted to "nd hla life early on Sunday morning by putting a. revolver bullet through his brain. His aim was faulty, however, and the bullet, Instead of piercing his skull, inflicted a scalp wound. The man is a patient at thi hospital where he Is recovering from the wound. Mr. Sablt, for years, had been employed by the Chemical Lime company as a laborer. Recently his health failed and on Friday of last week he was discharged from the Centre County hospital where he had undergone medical treatment for twelve ,days. Returning to his home, where he resided alone,, he became despondent and sometime before 8 o'clock on Sunday morning he placed a 38 calibre revolver to the back of his head and pulled the trigger. Neighbors, hearing the shot, ran to his home and found him lying unconscious on the kitchen floor, with the revolver by his side. He was brought to the hospital where examination revealed the wound to be merely a scalp wound and no permanent 111 effects are expected. Upon learning of the shooting, Mr. Sablt's son, Louis, of Scranton came to Bellefonto and has arranged for the sale of all of hla father's property. When the sale is completed, he will take his father back to Scrahtoh to live. Mrs. Albert Ontario of Pleasant gap la a daughter of the injured man. WILL CREMATE BODY OP OIRL SUICIDE VICTIM NEW YORK, Nov. 13.—The body of Ruth Rockwell, the 18-year-old Philadelphia girl who committed suicide by leaping from a plane over CurtlBs fleld, will be cremated tomorrow. The girl's parents, Mr. and. Mrs. D. W. Rockwell, arrived yesterday and made formal Identification. Miss Rock- D. S. Menchey Dependable Plumbers and Heater* 857 Seventeenth St. Phone 2-8573 Repair Work Our Speciality S. M. Griffith Co. WALL PAPER AND PAINTS 905 Green Avenue well's brother, Donald, and her sister-in-law also visited the morgue at Hempstead, L. |I. "We were all deeply shocked at my Sister's act," Bohald Rockwell said. '"She appeared possessed with a depressive and suicidal complex. She read much poetry, particularly that ot Sidney Lanler. Lanler's poems about suicide particularly fascinated her." LIVINGSTON! 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This huge Food Distributing Organization, with every modern facility to place in your hands the finest of Foods at Sensible Prices, is now serving Hundreds of Thousands of the most particular people daily, throughout the States of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, District of Colum- f - bia and in some cities in New York State. x The pictures shown here of our Big, Modern Warehouses (reproduced from photographs) give you an excellent idea of our distributing facilities and the permanent character of this organization, composed of experienced grocers with over a third of a century of experience. Our Producer to Consumer Plan of Merchandising, enables us to offer you Foods of Quality direct from the source of supply to your table. Every saving effected by this direct method isjpassed on to our customers. Watch For Our Big Opening Announcement In This Paper This Thursday! Be sure to visit the store nearest you, come in and look around, whether you desire to make a purchase or not. Get-acquainted with ASCO SERVICE, ASCO QUALITY and ASCO ECONOMY. *v DON'T MISS THE BIG OPENING—REMEMBER In The Stores Where Quality Counts Your Money Goes Furthest! NO. 4 WAREHOUSE, PHILA., PA. NO. 8 WAREHOUSE, BALTIMORE, Ml). NO. 5 WAREHOUSE, WILKES-BABBK, PA. NO. 7 WAREHOUSE, OJtANtiJU, N. 4.

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