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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, January 23, 1930
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L ast, JELsdition rice Connellsviile's Biggest and Best Newspaper. The Be* t Advertising Medium in the Yough Region. VOL. 28, NO. 62. The \Vi-cklJ' (.'ontli'r, 'Kounilnl July 17, 1S70. Tlie K n l l y Courier, Kuuiulrti fVovcmber 10, J Mer/joU. July Ik, llt'M, CONNELLSVILLE, PA,, THURSDAY EV-^NTNO, JANUARY 23, 1030 SIXTEEN TAGES. Andrew Thomas Made Assistant Chief and V. Bert Ritchie Named City Detective. DAILEY ASS'T FIRE CHIEF Workman Clear New Normalville, Indian Head Route tho World War, was ;uimed chief of police of ConuellsviUe at a special scselon of City Council this afternoon. Ills appointment was requested by Tho right of wiiy for tho new rc- f located concrete highway between John C. Wail, deputy constable of j Normalvillo and Indian Head Is near North Union township and veteran of | completion as the George Construction Company of I niontown, tho general contractor, malccs preparations for the grading work. ' A large force of men is c u t t i n g Mayor "iTl? Minerd and .the council-! through the woods-, to have the route manic body concurred.' J ° f tho thoroughfare located over its Mayor Minord said ho had given | » e ^ c °« rsa a » t h i s task has been very careltil consideration i, the so- j progressing very rapidly despite* tho lootlon of a police chief ar,l out of "«* that Inclemeni weather has pre- numerous applications believed ho had , «£* for ho ,,. tew day. . fldoc *l tho man whose record lated ^ ^^ ^ ^ ^^ ^^ ^ tho highest. t h j r d J g j t g w a v to j n(]lau 1Ioad John Wall te well k n o w n as- a police ofllcor in Fay 11 to county. He is re- _ spected by f r a u d s ' and enemies alike and thObC who have been In contact with him f r e e l y predict his fiuccesa in his new olllc-e. Wall was a member o( Company A, 12 1th Iflnglnecis, in the- World War. Later he served 14 months with the Department of Justice, and was w i t h the Pennsylvania, Slate Police for three and one-half years. He resigned for the grading work. One o' the shovels is being u-^ed -to unload the pipe from cars Tho pipe is to bo used for a water lino to "feed" the shovels. While work on the Mill Run-Nor- malvlllo project h a t not been started, Uniontown, the to have overy- William Seller o,' contractor, is said t h i n g in ready to (eminence the task as soon as the question of the grade crossing over the Baltimore Ohio from that force and became Identified j Ilallroatl noar t h e resorvo i r _ ls cleared with the State Highway Patrol, but u p The problem has bcen b r o u g h t resigned thero a f t e r throe months to [ , Q t h o a U c n U o n of U]0 P u b l l c S e r v l c o become chic-f cf police ut U n i o n t o w n (j olnmis3 km and ; decision in cx- under Mayor R. D. Warman. He pootc1 u t a n y t i r n e As aoou , IH wor(] served 11 months in that capacity and ( . f a| j proval ls m ejved f r o n i U)at resigned. Hinco then lu- has b-en a ' d e p u t y constable in N o r t h t'nion t o w n s h i p . Wall is 32 years old, m a r - ried am" has OHO s-mall child, tie speaks thro ARTHUR BURCHINAL OF PI MARION ENDS IMS LIFE WITH GUN IVell-Kncnvn Business Man Shoots Self as Wife Calls Him to Breakfast. DESPONDENCY REASON GIVEN body at Harrisbur;, Mr. Seller w i l l have his work s t a i t e d . The c o n s t r u c t i o n of the two highways promises a Itig boom for the residents of tha I n d i a n Creek Valley and tho completion of the thoroughfares w i l l provide improved o u t l e t s for the Valley into Conncllsville. The a p p o i n t m e n t w i l l be cum o effective Febrtuuy 1. lu tho meantime ho will move here from t h e township a n d establish hit, residence. Andrew Thomas, another World W a r - v e t e r a n , who has been a member if tho force foi nui'.iy years, becomes | assistant chief, in clmr'go at r.Igln. H o , has been a c t i n g In that capacity sinus I h - death of Assistant C'hict P. M. t llulll. Patrolman V Bert U l t c h i n was m-ido city detective, lie w i l l be on 24- hour d u t y . William K. DoBolt, for Hi years ,-Ulet of the flu department, was re- j --"^~ rt~m*toe*Mc*"\ n The Perry appointed to t h a t oilice tor ono year. T o w n s h l n H1(rh Sl h f i n l : ,,«. ,,,,,,,,,_ Thomas A. Dn chief, Hucccedin for a year. Special to The Courier. UNIONTOWX, Jan. 2,3,---As his w i f e called to him to come down btalrs to his breakfast, A r t h u r Burchinal, 38, son of Dr. L. M. Burchinal of Point Marion, shot himself through tho heart in tho bedroom of h i n home at S:30 o'clock this morning. B u r c h i n a l died while calling for his w i f e to come '-o lite side. Mrs. B u r c h i n a l said she did not hear tho noteo of tho ahot. Sho ran on hearing his call for help and found him I j i n g across the bed, eho said. Ho died a few moments later. Burchiual conducted the Burchtnal confectionary store and news stand at Point Marlon for m a n y years. Ho !e ·survived by his wife, Nellie, one brother and a sister. Ho had lived with his wife's parentfl, Mr. and Mrs. F. I,. Boweri, since his marriage. Burchinal had been despondent for several months, it is said, a l t h o u g h no o t h e r reason for tho suicide wae advanced by members oC the family, lie was a member of tho . Manontown Tjodgo of Masontj, Iho Shrine in Pltts- hurg .UK! the Odd B'e.llovru of Point Marion. He was also a member of the Methodist Episcopal C h u r c h at P o i n t Ma riot . BOY SCOUTS TROOP BEING ORGANIZED AT PERRYOPOLIS Formation of a 3 toy Hcout orgam- j zation at Perryopolls is under way, ' with J. Rlst Stimmel of this city, . , 4 ^ Township High Si hool,' as scout- ey becomes assistant n]aster- Two g have been formed Harry Cypher, also aml t h o r e J ( j lhe ,,,,,,,,,,,,, o£ u thlr[1 EVENING SESSION OF INSTITUTE TO BE FOR PUBLIC BENEFIT Ohiuf W a l l , At-dlstant Chief Thomas a n d City Detective Ritchie were named for four year terms, -ending ou tho Hi si Monday in J a n u a r y , 1024. Dr. T. K. Francis wan re-appointed to tho Board of Health siicee-oding himself, llirf term had expired on J a n u a r y 1. The Civil Hcrvico CombLWou members aro Dr. J. Ij. Cochran, K. C. Minerd and J. Clyde Whlteley. The flret two aro former mombcrs. Mr. White- loy succeeds Kn-il Yoder removed. Mr. Cochran will s e r v o for f o u r years, Mr. enrolled, with a f o u r t h iri sight. Requirements for formal tion were explained to the boys last night at a meeting at tho high senool by U. C. Witt, scoutmaster of Troop I, and Clarence Y.iw, member of former Troop 5, who were accompanied by W. S. Stimmel, member of the committee of Troop S, also of this city. Tho'first patrol oiginized has been named Wolf, with \VlIUam McCrack- 011 as leader. Others of this patrol aro Robert Holler, Roy Thoipe, Thorn In order to give the public a if* opportunity to hoar one of tho outstanding speakers who has been placed on tho program of tho a n n u a l teachers' institute, which will open next Thursday morning, an evening program w i l l be given on Friday. Dr. 13. C. Hartwell, superintendent oC tho Buffalo city schools, of Buffalo, N. Y., will give the address. An invitation to attend the regular Inetituto sessions hae always been extended to tho public but the m o r n i n g and .afternoon hours frequently are not suitable to m a n y who desire to present. It has been years since an evening program wae given. v o i - i u u , i « » « «·-»«·· - '» u , TM"'""- as Luce, Frank Boshlnsky. William Miuerd for three and Mrs. Wluteley f o r , p a ] u m b 0 j ^.^ Jjuffl ^ p r ] m u s two y-eat's. Th nee-d of » tire alarm In Snyiter- towu was brought to tho attention o£ Charles K. While, Stiprinlemiont of Iho De-paitrnont of Public Safety. Council discussed tho possibility o! cetablishiiw a free p-ublic parking ground In the Baltimore Ohio Railroad's loUs between South Arch and South Water streets, opposite tho West ronn Terminal. The matter is to occupy f u r t h e r attention solous. of tho LOCAL SEALS SALE AHEAD OF LAST YEAR; REPORTS NOT ALL IN Tho returns from the Tuberculosis Seal salo here have been more than gratifying. Thoro are possibly 30 unanswered lottors and the committee oxpocts to hear from theso before the final report, w h i c h will be available after February I. Tho wonderful assistance and ready rosponeo given this work tends to show tho people of the community ass being Interested in supporting the three* clinics. These are- the tuberculosis clinic, the baby clinic, and the G. U. cllnle, all rt inestimatablc value to our c o m m u n i y. This wbrk is sponsored by tho Wom- r.n's Culture C l u b and has boon conducted each ye.t" ut the holiday season. Thero wore t w l c u aa many circular Jotters ent t ut t h i s year as heretofore and the 'inal accounting will show the result to he in advance of previous yearn, It was said. Mrt.. Goor^o H M a r i e t t a , chairman, Toney. Joseph PJazy Is lender of tho second, or Flying }3agle patrol, with Matthew Cortes, Charles Lesley, Georgo Gavalla, Joy«-ph Sopranko, Allen Carson, Walter OstivicJi and John Herwick as memberd. For the third patrol, not yet named, C'eorge Halvonlk, H Titian Blair and William Sidles have been signed, with George Burns, -fames Byers, Rudolph Curt, John Rapach, William Mossev, 1'verett Fisher, Hariy Layhew, Frank Koshar, Randall Shcarei-, Josepn Sbtak and John Geai ing as prospects. All of the boys are students at the high school. Many of them live at Star Junction and in the country surrounding Perryopoli i. Those at the meeting last night gave indications 'the community will have an active and enthusiastic organization. Tho Scout council Is in. process of formation. BUS DRIVER BLAMED FOR DEATH OF NINE SCHOOL CHILDREN LEWIS LOSES FIGHT WITH ILLINOIS MINE WORKERSORGANIZATION By U n i t e d Press. SPRINGFIELD, 111., Jan. 23,--- Illinois district union executive o£ tho United Mine Workers of America scored a smashing victory ove-V John L. LowLs, president of th-o national organization, today when a circuit court decision made permanent an injunction restraining Lewis from revoking the state charter and getting up a provisional government. \ By United Press. CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 23.--Wk!lo Hhocked and saddened relatives of 10 victims o£ a train-bus crash In Borea village yesterday ware making funeral arrangements today, John Taylor, 36, driver of the bus 'ind ono ol' the victims, was blamed for the tragedy by A. J, Puarsp, Cuye.hoga county coroner, "I think it ia nn u^uenUoned case I of negligence," Pears-* doclared :n an WARMER WEATHER TOMORROW, OUTLOOK By United Press. PITTBBURG, Jan. 23.---Little relief was expected tonight from the cold weather of tho past few daya, although a rise In the temperature was predicted for tomorrow. Low temperatures were reported throughout thie aoctlon of the State last n i g h t and early today with readings ranging from zero to 10 degrees above. Dr. Hazlett Moves To Waynestmrg BLAKEH(GHLY GRATIFIED OVER YOUGH HEARING Couldn't Havo Scoured Hotter Group of Men to Pn sent Case, He Snys. t EARNESTNESS IMPRES SIVE Major John K, Blake, -xecutive secretary of the Connellsvil e Board of Trade, \rtio devoted inu -h work to preparing a mass oC ovli en«o for biibmision at the hearing on tho proposed canalization of the rougliio- ghony Blve-r from MrK-eespo 't, today , cxpvcescxl himself as highly gratified with tho manner In which the case.-was conducted, the turnout of oi izons o£ j Conncllsvllle, tho cociporat -n file-! played a t ^ c v o r y point, and a (led that, j ho hnd high hopes of ultimate ipproval of Lieutonnnt Colonel Jarvis J. Bain, United States A r m y engineo , before whom tho heaiiii'K wa-) hold. "Tho o u t s t a n d i n g foatuio," said Major Blak-e, "was- tho eai nostuosa pervading tho ·entire proposi ion and tho definite sUuul taken, b. every witness as to «he value and 'eeessity of tho project. . "Memberships in tho Youg .iogheny River Improvement Assoclat on have already reached into the 1 undreds but tho total must bo maier ally increased locally "It is most gratifying to m-e that Connell-svllle a i d vicinity s nt such a largo delegation of intorot-'ed citizens to the- meeting, cor sidering wen (her condition;!. "Tho paper book submitted to Colonel Bain contained over 1(X) ages of surveys, maps, testimonials nd statistics." Tihe major added tliat the Interest, ·of the United States Govern nont In f h hearing was shown hy t ie presence of an official observer. "If we had search-id the country over, we could not have se 'ure-d a better group of ciuaHfied men to present trie caee t h a n those- who testified before Colonel Bain,' asset od the Board of Trade secretary. MajC'i 1 Blake has a uum )r of membership application blank, for the Yough oghouy TUvor Improver ent Association In his olllco a n d hi invites every person interested In ?nr- lling to visit there i m m e d i a t e l y and i t l l oao out. ConnclIsvlHo organization!* which C o n t i n u e I on P'agx- Sl.\. IS RECALLED IN DONOHOE INQUEST W u l n u t Hill "Woman Qiicsiionort ,Al)o«t Glenn Allnin nnd "Bier Ed w Wousettlev. "JAKE" SWANEY OUT OF PICTURE MONON BAPTISTS HOLD MID-YEAR MEETING HERE Tho mid-year mooting of U o Mon- ongaliela Association was in session today at the First Baptist Cti irch In South Pittsburg street. Thei o were ,150 persona in attendance for t i local opening session of tho Januarj series o£ mid-year associationa.l aas jmbliee of the Pennsylvania Baptist Jeneral Convention. Dr. .Robert B. Lpngvell of ( auhatl, Assam, 2G years a mis:-lonary, gave a vory interesting discussion of Ills work among people tribes in Assam, in the northeastern frontier of British India. Rev. Ijonsgwell was \ ell ac- (lualntcd with the late rtev J. B. Bailey who was (stationed with him at Assam. Ilov. Bailey was born at Mill Run. Mrs. Adah H. Boyce, PhiU. elphio, of lh« Woman's American Baptist Homo Mission Society, told t he* varied experience in missionai / service in the home lield. Dr. William G. nussoll, director o( the state board oi missionary c idpeni- tlon, will conduct a discuss!- n this afternoon in which h-e will g ve the view and methods of operation oC the missionary In the State. Boyce also wild spcrfc this afternoon. There will also be an even I g ee-s- sloii. Business Leaders With President unofficial verdict. '"I'horo is mi ur.~ « n , J _ (!H me-mber* of t h o health and O bstructod view of - h o railroad at t h a t point," | Nino of tho 10 vict ms Mllwl 'n tha crash were children, on their wuy to school when the bug was struck by a fast Now York Oentr il train. Pearse will mako iti official nniom- )iyglo_iK commit U'o- *-ail t h e y \ry g r a t e f u l for t h » assistance of all who helped to make tho sale u biic- Oitiiii. J^inlmr Wonipti ia IIospHal. Mss. Hollo Homing of D u n b a r was a l m i t t o i l to (ho Hospital hen 11 f u r nb- « c r \ u t i t i : i ^Irs. C, T. S m i t h L t l u mendatlon. to thft stiau that all cum- merelal companies i.nd school tlls- o p o r a t i n g b i i h ^ e s in flu --'H(I pationf l h . * I I/' 1 c'iinpf.'tli'd to n i d i i t a l n a :-njw of Dr. anri Mrs. J. H. Hazlott anil daughter, Mlas Anna, of Vanderbilt have moved to Waynesburg where the ' popular trl-town physician will continue hia practice. Dr. Hazl-ett holds the distinction of being the first person born in Vanderbill. Mr. and Mrs, W i l l i a m A. Co.igrove nnd f a m i l y aro moving into tho Haz- J e l t lion o which fronts Union street. Mr. Cc«=f;rovo la president of tho First National Uiink of Vandorbllt, ·WASHINGTON, Jan, 33.--Tl tlon's loaders lu h-ugtneps and i i n c l u d i n g heads oE a. rlozou n corporations, mot w i t h Pr Hoover today to dlftcusti the bi situation resulting from tho market crash. They called White House after a m e e t i n g * United States C h a m b e r of Con a n d remained in conference w President for more than an ho None of tho group would coi saying any statement must com Mr. Hoover. o Na- uanco, ..tional sldent slness stock .f the it the merco -h the r. iment, · from 1'or lilcclrociilert WhJJo I'T^KMtNGTON, X. J., J a n , 23. Simoon S w i f t , 20 years old, wow nloctnioulrd last n i g h ! when a s m a l l ulectrlc b o a t e r t'nll into tho w a t n r ai» k* wtitt (.iliinu: u b;ith. T*J W 7 m S ihe Weathei Fair and not so cold tonight; Friday iucreasiug cloudiness and war lor is the noon weather forecast lor \\ astern Pennsylvania. Toinpcruturo Record, 1080 1 )29 M i l v t i u u m ~ .23 U M i n i m u m , Jl 3 a i^.,TM,..,,.,,.,.TM^.,TM..,,,! 8 '4 Spralal to The Courier. UNIONTOWN, Jan. 23.--Mrs, Helen Hess o£ W a l n u t Hill, near this city, who had been one of tho p r i n c i p a l witnesses on tho two previous days of tho Inquest, i n t o tho death of John F. Donohorj, who was m u r d e r e d this m o r n i n g of .Inly 30, last, occupied tho stand Tor the first h o u r this afternoon when the thir'd session of tho Inquet ·was opened.' She waw the only wlt- npss called up to 2:30 o'clock and was still being examined by Attorney Anthony Cavalcanto at that hour. The attorney questioned Mrs. Ucss concerning h-er period of residence In Fayetto county, (ho places at which she had lived, her 'relations with Glenn Alluin, "Big J£d." Won settler and Squire, C. C. Garlctts and J o h n F. Donoliue, Mrs. Hess told oC having visited Wonsettler at Uelluire, Ohio, w h e n he was n f u g i t i v e from justice, in Faycllo c o u n t y , -Donohoo had driven her to Uelhiire- at that time, Khe said. When Attorney Cavateanlo asked to w h o m eho told of thia trip she de- ·clared no one knew o£ it u n t i l after Donohoo had been murdered and then ·she related tho fact to County Detective Downing w h i l e being held at tho State Pollco barracks at New Salem, "Do you k n o w a petition was presented in court elating that fact and the reason for removal of John Donohoo from office?" she was uskol by Cavaleanle. "JS'o," wa«j her positive reply. She was asked how Wonsoltlor escaped the State Police. Shu said who hardly called it an escape, lie just walked off, she said, despite the fact there were Slate Police at both eiHlh ·oE the road along which tho Hoes home at which Wotuscttlor wae staying, is located. Toll us how Wonsettler f o u n d out the State Police were after h i m . "i cannot," was tho answer. "How do you k n o w tho road was guarded?" · "When 1 wont down to town I pi««ed a load of officers at one end pi t h e ro'ad ami when 1 r e t u r n e d around the other way I saw another kind." "When you left home, AVoneettler wae there?" "Yes." "DidJiy. you stop at a telephone when you got to Uniontown?" "I did not." Sho eakl Wonsettler was gone "when fcho returned home. Cafalcarite asked the witness 1C ehe- talked to Oarletts about 'Wonsettle? coming back to thJa county and whether or not Donohoe had frnid if he did return he would land in jail. The woman declared $500 was to be paid to get him back. "There was $250 paid wasn't there," she was asked. "Not to my knowledge." There was the usual crowd gathered when the inquest was resumed. The auditorium of the county building was fil'led and (.here were many in tho hallways. The crowd was handled in a more orderly manner than heretofore. "Jake" Swanc.v, who is said to have been one ot two persons on. the lumber truck parked off tho Hague School road on tho morning of J u l y 81, last, when John F. Donohoo was murdered, will not be called to te'Stify It was indicated, Swaney is said to have declared that IE calloxl to the witness stand he vrill deny that he "knows anything at all" and w i l l refuse to corroborate the story as told two weeks ago hy Miss Margaret Abel about the she saw in the road that m o r n i n g bearing a certain license plate n u m - ber and carrying three men, two oE whom sho thought she recognized. QUARTERLY SERVICES AT MOUNT PLEASANT, BRIDGEPORT CHURCHES Special to Tha Courier. MOUNT JPL.EASANT, Jnn. 23.--Tho Free Mothodlst churches of Mount Pleasant and Bridgeport w i l l hold regular quarterly meeting, beginning t o n i g h t . Rev. C. I/. Page of Uniontown will preside. Meetings w i l l bo as follows: Tonight a n d Friday n i g h t , Mount Pleasant rhurch in Silver street. Saturday night, no meeting. Sunday morning, Biblo school followed by preaching and Holy Communion at Bridgeport; Sunday evening, begining at 7 o'clock, old- fashioned lov-e feast or testimony meeting, followed hy preaching, at th-e Mount Pleasant church. The public is invited to a.ll of th-es-a meetings. Layton Citizens \ Would Have State Take Over Road Citizens of Layton awl other communities, s i t u a t e d Jn the v i c i n i t y o£ the DawSon-Banuing road in I/owe r Ty- rono and Perry lownnhin-s arc seeking relief from tho deplorable condition of that thoroughfare. It Is said that some of the leading citizens are g i v i n g sorl-ms consideration io a plan to circu ate a petition to secure the c l g n a t u n e of tevnral thousand oh, taxpayers of iiorihem Fayette county, looking forward to having I h o routo made a part of t h e State h i g h w a y system. Residents of that lor 'Hory contend that w i t h the advent o f ' t h e now l i n e of the PillBburg West Virginia Kail- road in the v i c i n i t y of Jacobs, Creole more traffic w i l l be placid in that flec- tion. An Industrial boom Id anticipated with the construction of t h e new road and this increase ia employment Is expected to develop In the clay plantB, Home news of v, hich will bo forthcoming within tv o or three months. Naturally 'this w i l l add to the traveling public. Just what part the c o u n t y commissioners will be asked t i take in the movement to have tho load improved eo that transportation facilities will be expedited and made moi e comfortable has not boon learned bi t it wax riaid by an ardent booster they would be called upon to do fieir aware- in securing aid for the roa 1. It has been learned that when a resident of Perry township called attention of the State H i g h w a y Department nt H a r r i B b u r g ' h e was u n f o r m e d that inasmuch as tho route was a township thoroughfare tho road supervisors would have to loo): after its improvement as well as m a i n t e n a n c e , intimating t h a t aid could n l y be given to stale highways. One citizen said that v ithln the last six years a p p r o x i m a t e l y $30,000 has been expended in rop.ilH.ig the stretch between Layton and Ji cobs Creek. "Every spring the sann- deplorable condition exists," he adried. Speaking of the route from l,ayton to tho Dawson D r i v i n g Park it wna said that the road is not muddy, inasmuch as it has a hard bottom. However thte stretch is ropleto with gullies and large holes and vcl icles moving over the road are in clanger of meeting with considerable d-image. Within a short t i m e 'iome definit') action ifi expected to be taken and the support ot nil iC (he people in n o r t h - ern Fayetle county will he asked to aid in putting over the project. i- 1 WOMEN PASSENGERS ARE INJURED AS TRUCKSTRfKES CAR A truck of the Fayette County (iaa Company was damaged and three persons we-re injured at ( i : 4 i o'clock last night lu West Crawford iveniie, near Second street, when the machine collided with a West Penn street car. George Dunston, driver was shaken up, and Mrs. William \V. C u n n i n g h a m and Miss Lynne- B. Kin cell, society editor of The Courier, who were paks- engers on tho street car, -vore hurt by a piece of flying splinti-i- of wood broken from the window sill. The two women wore l i d i n g in tin; front of the trolley, on the opposite side of the car from thr t struck by tho truck. The piece of wood hit Miss K m c e l l on tho chin and Mrs. Cunningham in the inouih, breaking off two l.eeth. The formal was unable; to be at, her desk today. Just -what caused the accident cannot bo explained. The cur was coming Unto the city and tin- truck was going wefit. Near Second street (he latter swerved into the i r o u t of the street car, it. was said. PI viking it at a, point near t h e second window. rarity' With Great liriluiii A! 1 That JK Asked, Socrfilary iStim.son .Says. JAPAN JOINS IN HIS PLEA R.v U n l t f i l Prc*5. Bl'LLKTI. l / f ) X n o X , J a n . 2.'!.--The five powcn at the Landon n a v a l confcrunco toden wr-rc invited In effect by Secretary o State StiniBtm io M i t n m p l not mereh limitation but n g r n c r a l reduction o navies. Ho oxpref,soi t h o w i l l i i i p n e s - u of (!H T'nitcHl Status to reduce l i b N a v y if l h othere do likewise. Tho United States' plenipotentiarj madii his tloclaratiujt at the (irst bus!- ne.sfcfiesslon of tho conference at. w h i r l oac'h of the chief dulogatow prcecntcf his country's, virvti in general termt; LONDON*. J a n . 21.-- Tho U n l t e c Slates n a v y nould br reduced, Sorrc- tary of State H e n r y \ Jf Stinison tolc the naval conference today. National r e q u i i - P i n c n t s arr largely relative Stirnson haiil at t h e lirst husineps session and therefore if the 1 conference finds a basis for agreement tin American strength could bo cut. Tho -American Secretary of S t a i n In his speech to tho delegates at St James Palace, .··.aid ho had derided noi to make a s t a t e m e n t of the navai needs of his country, of which t h e keynote is e q u a l i t y w i t h CJreat Britain. The private session of t h e conference was devoted to a genera! explanation by t h e i - h i f f delegates of tlu naval requirement!; of each of the five powers represented. None of the dele- gales exposed the tonnage requirements. I£ach spoke in general terms some giving definite figures on coasl l i n e s and other geographical indications of r e q u i r e d naval strength. Tho general all Undo of the live- powers as presented to (he conference today m.iy be o u t l i n e d ns follows: United States--the, United Statoc- naval strength cctild be reduced if tlu conference finds a basis for agreement. N a t i o n a l r e q u i r e m e n t s a n j l a r g e l y relative, Stimson maintained, lie said t h e k c j i i o t e is p a r i t y w i t h Great B r i t a i n . Great Britain--Prime Minister Mao- Donald emphasized tho necessity o 1 Great Britain's free access to tho sou to satisfy the \ v i l t to live. lie said t h a t was (ho f o u n d a t i o n oE Iho British naval problem and indicated t h e risii lo Britain in being a small island 20 miles from Miirope and d e p e n d e n t on sea-borno traflic. France--1'remier Andrew Tardieu elaborated ou tho Vrenrh reemovan- d u m of December 2o, h t r c s e l n g B'rance'a claim of a largo fleet because of her colonial empire, lie declared there could be no d i f f i c u l t y in justifying tier n a t i o n a l requirements. Italy--Foreign M i n i s t e r Dino Gandi urged the neceshily for security of each c o u n t r y from a relative ami reciprocal s t a n d p o i n t . He str-ehbed tin- relation or n o v u l r e q i i i r e m c n t s to o t h e r armaments. Japan--Heijiro \Vakatsuki, for Japan, said the couferonce s h o u l d briiiK a reduction of the people's burden in a m a n n e r assuring security t o each n a t i o n and d o i n g away w i i h huspifion of oach other, llo said every aspect of n a t i o n a l need.; must he LOII- s i d e i e d . Bunk Teller Sentenced. PITTSBURG, Jan. 23.--George W. Klmball, 31, of New Castle, Pa., a former teller in the Fir at National Bank of Lawrence county, was sentenced today to eight mor.tha in jail after he p l e n d n d g u i l t y t n a r h a r g e of pmhey;zl!n^ ?2,:-IO(). S e n t e n e o w\s imposed by Judge Nelson M a e V l e a r in Federal Cour^- KENDALL WILL SPIiAK TONIGHT AT PT. MARION Congressman Samuel A Kendall of Meyersdnle will be ono oi the speakers at tho banquet of the T o i u t Marion Community CUib this evening. Postmaster W. S. Behanna and D. II. I l o r t o u of CormellsviUe will also be guests at the dinner. BOARD OF TRADE MEETING SET FOR TOMORROW IS OFF A meeting of tho Boan oE Trade scheduled for tomorrow n i g h t has been po«lponed, Secretary John Knox n i a k e a n n o u n e e d t h i s n f t r rnoon. Xotu-e will bo given of 1 be i i n i o t h e i»-to ba held- BARBER ACCOMPLICE IN MANLEY MURDER; PARDON IS SOUGHT S p e c i a l t o T h o ( ' m i n c r . U X 1 O N T O W N , J a n . 23. -- Prank Harber, or Harbcrlatv. a- h« wa.i k n o w n here at tho t i m e of his trial, whose pardon is bought, was convicted after a trial l a s t i n g about a week. Sam Mauley, a poolroom proprietor of MaBontown. was called outsuic and shot down by an allogMi nge-nt of the "Black Hand." A d e m a n d h a d been made upon him for money, it v,ns alleged. Unrberlai'43 was charged by tho offl- n a l s with h n v i n g called M-anloy to thft h a c k y a r d , where tho nhooling took plar-r., HP wa.'-i i'icntified ly th-o cap he wore. it. is said. The charge was not. strongly prwxd at t h o t i m e of thn trial and Uarberlaco hai done th« ^hooting. He was accused principally of heing an acconrplioe. Yostcrdny, Barhertaco's eounFel appeared beforo t h o Ktato Pardon Board at i r a r r l f i b u r g and asked a pardon, for his c l i e n t , claiming that 10 of tho 13 person's who had convicted Barherlaee have since admitted t h a t they believed the man was not guilty. BYRD ASKS AID FOR EXPEDITION By U n i t e d Press. WASHINGTON, Jan. 23.--Emergency assistance for Roar Admiral ! Richard K. Bryd's Anla/ctlc expcrti- j tion haw been rptiu-ostert of the Stall* ' Uepnrtm-put by TWrrt's barkers, U v i d hns reported t h i i t the llv-os nf [ fnveral momborii of his' party *ro eJ stat*

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