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PAGE WO SHAMOKIN NEWS-DISPATCH, SHAMOKIN, PA., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1940 BANK EMPLOYE IS HUNTED IN MDRDER CASE Shippensburg Man Missing Following Slaying of Aged Bachelor SHIPPENSBURG, Pa., Oct. 22 UF; State Motor Police teletype v.-ires today carried a call for apprehension of Calvin Rebok, 45, missing First National Bank teller, for questioning; in the brutal murder of Harry J. Hoover, 70-year-old retired farmer, at the request of Police Chief E. J. Hunter. Hunter said the appeal for appre hension of Rebok, father of three children, for questioning as a mur der suspect was made after ex amination of Hoover's safety deposit box at the bank which yielded evidence of a loan of "several hundred dollars" from the victim to the missing teller. This note, under its terms, was to "clear through . the bank" last Friday, October 18. the day coroner's surgeons believe the aged recluse was murdered, the police chief told the United Press. "We have witnesses," the officer said "who saw Rebok in the vicinity of Hoover's home about the time we believe the crime was committed." Hunter said a preliminary check of Hoover's business affairs indicated his belongings exceeded $40,-COO in value, including farm lands in Cumberland County. An earlier message today gave merely a description of Rebok, trusted employe of the bank, and of the black sedan in which he left for an unknown destination Saturday after mailing new $20 bills to creditors from Chambersburg. The message cited no charges. It requested Pittsburgh police especially to be on the lookout. Pittsburgh police reported a few-hours later the car was found in a garage fln First Avenue there. Garage attendants said the man who left the car there at 11:45 a. m. Saturday said he would return for it in a few hours. He failed to keep the promise. When word came that the missing teller's car was recovered, Shippensburg and state police were winnowing clues in the slaying of the elderly bachelor whose body, battered almost beyond recognition, was found late yesterday on the littered kitchen floor of the seven-room house he occupied alone here. An autopsy revealed the death occurred probably early Friday. A head wound inflicted by a 32-ca'liber copper-jacketed bullet was discovered by Dr. Edward A. Haegele, Cumberland County coroner. Police found $84 in pockets of the victim's tiothes. The house, bought by Hoover three years ago, had been ransacked. It could not be determined immediately whether anything was taken from the house. Police Chief Hunter entered the shade-drawn kitchen late yesterday and discovered the body, swathed in newspapers and circulars, after Mr. and Mrs. John R. Warren, neighbors of Hoover, reported having seen no lights in the house since the elderly man ate his Friday evening meal. Overturned chairs, spilled boxes and general disarray of the kitchen indicated to police a violent struggle preceded the murder. Otner rooms of the house had been ransacked. A horse blanket covered the kitchen door pane. The body was found near the coal stove Hoover used to cook meals and heat the kitchen. The Warrens reported the kitchen windowshades, usually up, were drawn early Saturday morning. Police were unable to discover immediately whether Hoover's as sailant took any cash or valuables from the house. Townspeople knew little about Hoover, except that he weignea aoout aou pounds, rode a bicycle, carried a market basket to stores almost daily and bought the home three years ago after spend ing several years in the west. The impression prevailed that he was in comfortable financial circumstances . me oniy Known survivor is a nephew, John Hoover, of Hollywood, Cal. Personal and Social Events All communications addressed to this column must bear the names and addresses of tbe senders, otherwise they will not be published. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Salvadore entertained at a birthday party over the week-end in honor of their daughter, Stella Salvadore, who observed her eleventh birthday. Guests enjoyed games and singing. Those present were Verna Strick, Joseph Strick, Frank Salvadore, Nancy Rummel, Anna Salvadore, Jean Salvadore, Tommy Salvadore, Viola Salvadore, Nancy Shumock. 'Florence Mirarck, Mary Shade," "Sis" Shade, Betty Heim, Mrs. Mary Costella and Kitty Strick. A belated wedding dinner was held last evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Brennan, at Elys-burg, by a number of close friends of Mrs. Brennan. who was formerly Miss Betty Rakoskie. The couple was married on August 12 and Mrs. Brennan was presented last evening with a silver tray, an electric percolator, and a cream pitcher and sugar bowl to match. Followins the dinner, cards were played and prizes awarded to Miss McHale, Mrs. Kachelries and Miss Rogers. Those present were Mrs. Brennan. Agnes Gedman, Marie Kleman. Kathryn McHale, Mrs. George Hand, Marjorie Ryan, Lillian Tiley. Mildred Rogers, Emma Stine, Mrs. Robert Kachelries, Margaret Conbeer and Kathryn McCoy. KULPMONT MAN IN COUNTY JAIL Miner Denies He Disobeyed Court Order Against Mining REV. PAUL BAER IS RETURNED TO LOCAL CHURCH Pastor of Mennonite Church Will Begin 6th Year in Shamokin ANTHRACITE GROUP CONFERS IN PHILA, Stephen Naggy, Kulpmont miner, who disobeyed an order made last week by Judge Herbert W. Cummings, restraining bootleg miners from operating on lands of th; Susquehanna Collieries Company near Kulpmont, was lodged in the coustv jail last night by Deputy She:: Norman Staller on a bench warrant issued by Judge Cummlngs. Staler found Naggy in his home, and when arrested to be taken to jail, the accused miner denied he was engaged in actual mining. He claimed he was merely removing his equipment following warning by the court of imprisonment for violations of an injunction made permanent early this year. Judge Cummings was notified this morning of the apprehension and imprisonment of the Kulpmont miner, and indicated he will hold Naggy in jail until Thursday after noon, when he will call him into court. Attorney Richard H. Klein, counsel for the Susquehanna Collieries Company, conferred with Judge Cummings this morning and after the conference he announced he had asked the court to be lenient with Naggy. The attorney said, however, that company officers warned Naggy of the court order when they found him removing coal from an airway, and these same officers said the accused miner had not even started to remove his mining equipment from the restricted area. PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 22 (U.R) The Anthracite Industry's Commit tee of 12 met today at the office of Ralph E. Taggart, president of the Philadelphia & Reading Coal & Iron Company. The meeting, convened behind closed doors, presumably was called to discuss threats to break the alio cation agreement cf the industry. P. & R. officials said the outcome of the meeting would be announced immediately following its adjourn ment. DAMAGE CASE ENDS ABRUPTLY Cummings Terminates Ac tion Brought by Region Couple Arrest Made In C. T. Theft ELDERLY LOCUST GAP WOMAN DIES ; Mrs. Agnes Coniff, elderly resident of Locust Gap, died yesterday following an illness of several months. The deceased was a pioneer of her home community and was the widow of Hubert Coniff, who died a number of years ago. Surviving are two children, Mrs. John Coyle and Francis Coniff. both of Locust Gap. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 with mass of requiem in St. Joseph's Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Shamokin Township Man Held on Charge of Stealing Mine Pump Working Time at the Collieries The following collieries are scheduled to work tomorrow. TREVORTON COLLIER! TROUT RUN GLEN BURN (Cameron) COLONIAL MIDVALLEY HICKORY SWAMP SLOPE ALASKA RELIANCE LOCUST GAP POTTS LOCUST SUMMIT (Full Breaker One Shift) MAPLE HILL ST. NICHOLAS (Full breaker, two shifts) MAiiANor cm SUFFOLK KNICKERBOCKER ENTERPRISE STRIPPINGS TUNNEL EXTENSION STRIPING S Charles Cole, 41, of Shamokin Township, was arrested last evening by Pennsylvania Motor Policeman John Hochreiter and Constable Hal Feese on charges of larceny involving theft of a mine pump owned by William Delaney, 1640 West Walnut Street. The pump was removed from an independent mine operated by Delaney in the Edgewood section of Zerbe Township on September 22. Pennsylvania Motor Police were notified of the theft and an investigation led to suspicion against Cole and several other miners, who were working in a bootleg hole near the Delaney mine. A search warrant was issued and the stolen pump was recovered at the Cole home, police said. Cole ad mitted the theft and implicated several other men. Justice of the Peace Harric O. Renninger held a hearing last evening, and Cole posted bail In the sum of $500 for a court hearing. Harry Slenker, Shamokin Township, and Harry Zeiser, Shamokin Township, were implicated by Cole and they, too, were ordered to post bail in the sum of $500. Pennsylvania Motor Police are continuing their investigation to learn if any others were connected with the actual theft of the mine pump. FRACKVILLE WOMAN CLAIMED BY DEATH Rev. Paul E. Baer, pastor of the local Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church, has been returned to that post for the sixth consecutive year, it was announced here this morning. The return of Rev. Baer was effected at the fifty-seventh annual conference of the Mennonite Church at Easton on the week-end. George John, delegate from the local church to the Easton conference, reported progress in the congregational activities here and, on behalf of the Shamokin church members, asked for the return of Rev. Baer. Mr. John was affiliated with the quarterly conference records, stationing, boundary and appropriating committees at the conference. Rev. Baer reported to the conference body that revival meetings held by the local church during the past year were highly successful; that a number of persons were converted and added to the church rolls. He also pointed out that the church's financial condition is favorable despite poor working conditions in the community, and that the local congregation gave almost $500 to missions and paid $500 on the church debt. Church receipts of the fiscal year, consisting entirely of free will offerings, totaled more than $4,000, the pastor revealed. Plans have been made for another Mennonite camn meeting at Edge-wood Park grove next August, and Rev. Baer was reelected secretary of the camp. The Easton District Sunday School Convention will be held at Scranton in May, and the local pastor was named to serve as chairman of that meeting. A reception will be held for the local minister in connection with worship services in the church next Sunday morning. George John will have charge of the reception. Students Hear Talk on Crime The suit of Charles and Amy Krause, of Brewery Curve, near Tharptown, against Northumber land County, in which they sought to recover for damages to their property through the building of the new state highway past their suburban home, was non-suited by Judge Herbert W. Cummings late yesterday afternoon. It was on motion of County Solicitor Carl Rice that the action had been brought after the expiration of the statute of limitations tJB.1 the court ordered the suit thrown out. County witnesses testified that the new highway past the Krause home was constructed in 1928, and that the suit for damages was not brought until more than six years later State laws require that damage claims following highway construction must be entered within six years after the work has been completed. Further evidence way given that the damage to the Krause property was caused by state highway main tenance forces after the road was completed and was not done during construction work. In 1937 the Krauses pressed for damages, and a board of view awarded $1,200. The county com missioners held the award was excessive and appealed the award to court. During the last term of civil court counsel for the plaintiffs and county asked continuance of the trial until yesterday, agreeing at the time to proceed without jury. Attorney for the Krauses indicated possibility of an appeal. Leasing of Mine Will End Strike Stevens Coal Company Takes Over Operation of Jeanesville Colliery PASTORS CLOSE DISCUSSIONS AT LOCALCHURCH Methodist Ministers of Sunbury District Conclude Seminar A seminar of Methodist ministers of the Sunbury district concluded a two-day session this afternoon at Lincoln Street Methodist Church, after papers were presented by members of the district clergy on the aims and purposes of the world Christian Movement, followed by general discussion of the topics under consideration. The ministerial seminar was con ducted under the supervision of Rev. F. L. Henninger, district superintendent, with Rev. E. C. Moore, D. D., of Rockwell Center, Long Island, N. Y., serving as adviser of the general assembly of 60 Methodist pastors attending the seminar Three sessions were held yesterday, starting at 9:30 and closing at 10:00 last evening. Final adjourn ment was announced at 4:00 this afternoon. Basis of discussion of the seminar was the papers and findings of the International Missionary Council at Madras, India, held during the Christmas season of 1938. Subjects presented In the International Council reports and discussed at the two-day meeting were as follows: The Authority of the Faith; The Growing Church; Evangelism; The Inner Life of the Church; The Economic Basis of the Church, and The Church and the State. DEATrTCLAIMS THEATREOWNER J. W. Zotkiewicz Expires After Illness of Several Months OHASHI CITES U. S. AS ENEMY OF NIPPONESE Japanese Official Defends Axis Alliance in Radio Speech Former Criminal Addresses Pupils in Two Local High Schools A. W. Dittmore, national police instructor, yesterday addressed the student bodies of ShamoKin and Coal Township High Schools, stressing the punishments and suffering which criminals must undergo. Dittmore, a former criminal who has lectured before more than 1,000 police departments and penitentiaries, addressed boys In one group and girls in another. Tire great odds against participants in all rackets were pointed out to the male students, and the severe punishment dealt to criminal offenders was described in detail. The speaker advised girls of the schools agaimt accepting rides or gifts from mm they do not know, and also told them to definitely identify the source of any advertisement of jobs for girls before applying for those jobs. Dittmore also addressed students of Mount Carmel and Kulpmont High Schools. FLOCKS OF GEESE, DUCK HEAD SOUTH Stricken with an acute heart attack while returning to her home after viewing an exciting motion picture, Mrs. Laura Conk, of Frack-ville, formerly of Centralia. died in the home of a neighbor into which she was carried when she collansed. She was dead when a physician arrived at the scene. , Mrs. Cook, the former Laura Troutman, of Centralia, was a resident of Homestead, near Pittsburgh, until five months ago, when she took up residence with her daughter, Mrs. Harry Eckersley, who accompanied her when stricken. Three daughters and several brothers and sisters survive. Hundreds of wild geese and duck are wending their way southward over this area, indicative of the coming of severe cold weather, according to observers. During yesterday afternoon great wedges of wild geee were seen flying over the western section of Coal Township, and during the day smaller groups of wild ducks quacked and screamed as they, too, went south over this locality. Persons who visited cottages along the Susquehanna River and Penn's Creek over the past weekend reported great numbers of ducks disporting on the streams, seemingly cognizant of the fact that guns of hunters would be silent because of Sunday. LOCAL ROTARY CLUB HEARS TIMELY TALK Lieutenant Robert R. Munn, Chemical Warfare Reserve, United States Army, was guest speaker last evening at the weekly meting of Shamokin Rotary Club in Hotel Graemar. The young Army officer fpoke on the subject of "Importance of Chemistry in Modern Warfare." Members of Shamokin Rotary Club will join with the Ashland Rotary Club on Wednesday evening in observance of Ladies' Night, at Hotel Leoper. Danny Litwhiler, rookie outfielder of the Philadelphia National League, will be a guest speaker. Dr. K. H Nelson, Bloonu-burg, will also speak. President Hugh V Brown, of District No. 7, United Mine Workers of America, yesterday announced that the leasing by the Stevens Coal Company, of which George H. Jones, Shamokin, is president and general manager, of the Jeanesville Colliery of the Lehigh Valley Coal Company, will terminate a strike under way at that colliery since September 25. In connection with the announcement, President Brown said work will be resumed as soon as officials of the Stevens Coal Company haVe the colliery in readiness. It is expected work will be resumed this week. Employes cf Jeanesville Colliery went on strike when they claimed the Lehigh Valley Company was ruining the colliery by "hog mining" stripping the area for quick profits while abandoning underground improvement schedules. The lease to the Stevens Company, Brown said, was approved by him in behalf the union and is for a period of 10 years. A satisfactory understanding on development work was reached between the union official and the Stevens Company before the lease was negotiated last Saturday afternoon. Funerals AARON R. REPPARD Funeral services for Aaron R. Reppard. 814 North Sixth Street, were held this afternoon at 2:00 with Rev. H. J. Behney, former pastor of the First United Brethren Church ,ln charge. Burial was In the Odd Fellows' Cemetery. LOUIS MATI.IASICH Louis Matijasich, 240 South Sixth Street, motor car crash victim, was buried this afternoon with services at the home of his father-in-law. Edgar J. Geist, in charge of Rev. E. E. Enders, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church. Burial was in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery. JOHN BROKUS Funeral services for John Brokus, who met death in an automobile crash on the Shamokin-Sunbury highway, were held this morning from St. Michael's Church. Burial was In the parish cemetery. REGION NATIVE IS FATALLY INJURED Thomas Hawke, 74. of Prospect Park, near Philadelphia, formerly of Mount Carmel and Green Ridge, was fatally injured when he was run down by an automobile as he started to cross a street near his home. James P. Brown. Philadelphia, driver of the death-dealing car, was arrested and charged with manslaughter. Hawke resided for some years at Mount Carmel. from which place he moved to Green Ridge, where he continued residence until he retired several years ago and moved to the Philadelphia suburb. He is survived by his widow, two sons and three daughters. John W. Zotkiewicz, 70, promi nently known Mount Carmel and Kulpmont business man and theatre owner, father of Walter Zotkiewicz, of 1252 Pulaski Avenue, Shamokin, died late yesterday after noon at his home, 233 West Fifth Street, Mount Carmel, following an illness of several months. Zotkiewicz at the time of his death was the major owner and manager of the Imperial Theatre, Kulpmont. He was a pioneer of the motion picture industry, having es tablished the Arcade Theatre, Mount Carmel, many years ago. Prior to that time he was engaged for nearly 50 years as a cigar manufacturer and later as a beer distributor at Mount Carmel. He was one of the founders of the Liberty State Bank of his home community and served as a director for many years. Surviving are his widow and two children, Walter, of Shamokin, and Mrs. Joseph Rucinski of Williams- port, together with two grandchildren. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9:00 with mass of requiem in St. Joseph's Church, Mount Carmel. of which he was cne of the oldest members. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. JEWS WILL ATTEND SPECIAL SERVICES TOKYO, Oct. 22 (U.R) American and European "imperialistic powers which support Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek's Chinese government at Chungking are Japan's real enemies, Chuichl Ohashi, vice-minister for foreign affairs, said in a radio speech today. Discussing the "present world situation and Japan" Ohashi said that events since Japan signed her military alliance with Germany and Italy have demonstrated to the Japanese people the distinction between their friends and enemies. These events include extension of new American credit to China and British action in reopening the Burma supply route to Chungking. Ohashi said that the German-Italian-Japanese alliance aims merely at non-expansion of present wars and the construction of new orders through German, Italian and Japanese cooperation for establishment of a permanent,, just world peace. He said, however, that some foreign countries had been greatly shocked and concerned by the Ber lin alliance. By contrast, he said, all is quiet in Japan. "This is not an indication of fear of foreign powers but an indication of Japan's course domestically, diplomatically and militarily," Ohashi said. "This course has been set by the alliance and our people no longer need to wander in the dark. They are grimly determined to push our policies." Ohashi said there is no doubt that even the Chinese people have realized that China has been exploited by European and American imperialistic powers. He said, however, that Chiang Kai-shek is making an effort "to save face" and accordingly still is stubbornly resisting Japan, hoping for Soviet-Japanese and Soviet-American wars. The present offers the "greatest chance for Asiatic races to effect restoration," Ohashi said. Earlier it was reported that Japan. Germany and Italy have nearly completed plans to form permanent joint commissions, military and economic, to put teeth into their alliance. 'Sports Dictator' Henceforth French sport will be strictly amateur, under decree issued by Jean Borotra, above, former international tennis star who is now "sports dictator" of the Vichy regime. Foreign pros will be bamed, but native ones may become "amateurs"' if they have jobs outside of athletics. WIFE OF FORMER POSTMASTER DIES Observance of the last days of the Jewish Festival of Thanksgiving, known as "Rejoicing in the Law," .will be marked at special services beginning tomorrow evening in B'Nai Israel Synagogue, East Sunbury Street, it was announced this morning by Rabbi Samuel I. Zakuto, pastor. Last Days of the Thanksgiving Festival are observed by completion of the cycle of reading from the Bible, and a new cycle is started in the synagogue with the reading of the first chapter of Genesis. Rabbi Zakuto has announced that special services will be held in the synagogue at 5:30 tomorrow evening and 9:30 Thursday morning. The observance will continue with other services through Friday. COAL RUN GIRL AND SHAMOKIN MAN WED Evan J. Jones, Shamokin. and Miss. Gertrude I. Harris, Coal Run, were married at 4:00 yesterday afternoon in the Methodist Church at Arbutus, Md. Rev. Elmer C. Klmmel, pastor, officiated. The couple was unattended. The bride, daughter of Mrs. Rebecca Harris, Coal Run, and a teacher in the Coal Township Mc-Kinley School, was attired In a soldier blue dress with maroon accessories. She carried a bouquet of orange blossoms and sweetheart roses. The bridegroom Is a son of Matthew Jones, 110 South Market Street. A receptioif was held after the ceremony at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Roper, Sulphur Springs Road, Arbutus, relatives of the bride. BROTHER OF LOCAL RESIDENT EXPIRES Michael F. Hanley, of Lost Creek, brother of Frank Hanley, Shamokin, died in his home following an illness of several months. The deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Hanley, pioneer settlers of Lost Creek and was one of that town's best known residents. Surviving are his widow, two sons, five daughters, three sisters and two brothers. Tire funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10:00 in St. Magdalen's Church at Lost Creek. Burial will be in Annunciation Cemetery, Shenandoah. Mrs. Catherine Neal, 85, widow of the late Lewis Neal, former postmaster at Mount Carmel, died Sunday night at midnight at her home in Selinsgrove, following a gradual decline in health due to advanced years. The deceased was born at Mount Carmel, August 9, 1855, daughter ot Abraham and Sarah Lerch, pioneer settlers of Mount Carmel, and has been residing at Selinsirove following the death of her husband. Mr. Neal operated a hotel on Oak Street during the early settlement period and also held the position of post master. - Mrs. Catherine Neal is survived by one sister, Mrs. William Ammer-man, of Shamokin, and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at the late residence m Selinsgrove Thursday afternoon at 1:30, with Rev. Barton, pastor of the Methodist Church, Sunbury, officiating. Following the services, the funeral cortege will proceed to Mount Carmel for burial. CHURCH WOMEN PLAN MEETING Catholic Organization Will Hold Annual Convention at Detroit Outstanding speakers, members of the hierarchy and clergy, spiritual directors and a wide representation from diocesan councils throughout the United States will be present at the twentieth convention of National Council of Catholic Women to be held in Detroit, Mich., October 26 to 30. Among the outstanding speakers will be the Most Rev. Joseph M. Cor-rigan, bishop of Bilta and rector of the Catholic University of America, and the Right Rev. Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen, also of the Catholic University. Among the diocesan spiritual directors who plan to attend is Rev. John A. Maguire of the Harnsburg diocese. Mrs. Rcbert A. Angelo, diocesan president, will represent the wemen of the Harrisburg diocese. Others who will attend are: Mrs. J. P. Gallagher, Mrs. Herbert Lucas, Harrisburg; Mrs. William Jaco-by, Miss Mary Donohoe, Mount Carmel; Miss Mary Weaver, Littlestown, and Mrs. Henry Wolf, York. WARNING SOUNDED BY UNION LEADER a, mm 9 w m w mm w w WWW PHILADELPHIA FIRM AWARDED COUNTYBONDS Commissioners Dispose of Documents at Unusually Low Rate RELATIVE OF LOCAL RESIDENTS EXPIRES Miss Emma Straw, Brooklyn, N. Y., relative of local residents, died at her apartment in Brooklyn from the effects of a stroke she suffered a week ago. Miss Straw was a sister of the late Hattie E. (Straw) Lentz. Coal Township, who died 11 months ago. The death of Miss Straw is the third to occur in the family within 14 months, as her mother died in 1939. The deceased. 65. was born In Car-bondale. Surviving are two brothers: Roy. of Selinsgrove, and William, Philadelphia; two sisters, Mrs. Samuel Singly, of New Jersey, and Mrs. Raymond Job, of Philadelphia, and a number of nephews and nieces. The body of Miss Straw will be brought to Shamokin tomorrow, and funeral services will be held In Mount Carmel Cemetery chapel at 2:30 Thursday afternoon. Burial will be in that cemetery. Michael J. Kosik, president of Dis trict No. 1, United Mine Workers of America, told a group of operators of that district that unless they provide compensation for all workers by November 1, work will be suspended at all collieries not providing the required legal benefits. The meeting was called for the purpose of endeavoring to have all operators agree to abide by the tonnage allocation system in general use throughout the Anthracite industry. It was charged that many of the Independent operators in the Scranton district have been breaking the agreement . by producing more coal than allocated them by the Anthracite Emergency Commission. In addressing the group President Kosik said the tonnage plan was generally satisfactory to the union where it is obeyed, and indicated a willingness of the United Mine Workers to continue under the plan. AXIS PRESSURE ON BALKANS INCREASED Northumberland County Commissioners yesterday afternoon disposed of a bond issue of $105,000 to Blair & Company, Philadelphia Investment brokers, at their bid of one and one-quarter per cent interest, the lowest rate of interest ever bid on a county bond issue. The next lowest rate on record was two and one-quarter per cent, although the commissioners have made short term loans as low as three-fourths of one per cent. There were six bidders for th 105-$1,000 bonds which mature A nine years. Interest will begin on thTT bonds November 15. Leavens & Leader, Shamokin investment brokers, were among the low bidders, having bid one and one-half per cent for the entire bond issue. The bond issue will be used to pay the judgment against Northumberland County in Middle District Federal Court growing out of the voting machine muddle. Under the terms of the agreement with the Commercial Credit Company, of Baltimore, Md., holders of the judgment as successors to the Poole En gineering Company, of Baltimore, Md., manufacturers of the 77 voting machines purchased by the county, the commissioners agreed to settle the judgment on or before December 1. The verdict against the county was for $120,000 with interest and costs. Conferences with the attorneys for the- Commercial Credit Company were successful in nego tiating an agreement under which the banking concern agreed to accept $105,000 in full settlement rather than prolonging legal processes through successive appeals" to higher courts. The 77 voting machines made the basis of the suit were purchased by the county after the voters of Shamokin, Mount Carmel, Sunbury and Northumberland voted in 1931 for the adoption of voting machines to replace papew ballots at elections. Tire machintO proved defective and the county commissioners refused to pay for them. Suit followed and was transferred to the Middle District Federal Court from the Northumberland County court after the Commercial Credit Company took over the accounts of the defunct Poole Engineering Company, the builders of the voting devices. The judgment against the county came after a jury in Federal Court at Lewisburg held that Northumberland County authorities had erred in placing the defective machines in storage instead of shipping them back to the manufacturers and when the case was appealed, Federal Judge Albert W. Johnson sustained the verdict, after which arrangements for settlement of the judgment were reached, with the commissioners electing to Issue bonds over a period of nine years instead of a sharp increase in tax rates to meet the heavy Judgment. CAR STOLEN FROM E. WATER STREET Robert Roshon, R. D. No. 5, Danville, solicited the aid of borough police at i:30 this morning In an effort to locate a car he had parked on East Water Street last evening. Search for the stolen machine was handicapped by the fact that the rural resident did not know the 11 Q The machine is owned by a neighbor, Roshon told police, and had been borrowed to make an evening trip to this city. ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 22 (U.R) The official radio commentator at Ankara said today that the Axis powers "are increasing pressure on the Balkan countries." The radio commentator said that the situation was regarded as "very grave in this region." Statements from German and Italian commentators were cited in connection with Axis charges that Great Britain is trying to "push certain countries into war." But, the commentator added, "it is the Axis themselves who are increasing pressure on the Balkan countries." Soviet Russia, It was added. Is "following the most prudent policy" regarding developments in the Balkans and the Near East. 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