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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - November 22, 1926, Altoona, Pennsylvania TOCK EDITION Saturday's Circulation 199 DaUy Paid Average for Oct Witter FLURRIES This Is the Last Week for the Red Cross Should Join Before Thanksgiving Day ESTABLISHED JUNE 13 1874 ALTOONA PA MONDAY EVENING NOVEMBER 22 1926 THIRTY-SIX COLUMNS District Attorney Patterson Insists Upon Severe Penalty for Automobile Theft No Matter What the Alibi WOLF AND JOHNSTON SENT TO REFORMATORY Shoplifter Bootlegger Forger and Board Jumpers Re- Penalties of Law lowing Pleas in Court were given indefinite reformatory at on hy Thomas J jn court ut this ing following their entry of pleas to Hie uf automobiles They were Wolf of this city Fred ji county youth Both had stolen ears in this District D Patterson pressed Tor severe penalties iu both eases tlie district attorney declared taken four curs to his knowledge The cars he had taken were stolen night and driven joyously over the Country some of them wrecked or harshly used Warning had been issued but the warning nothing to him Judge agreed with Mr i erson that no leniency should be thown to such si he and in passing made it emphatic that the law hereafter would be invoked without fear or favor Johnston who said he is 19 years old claimed he came to the city to Ii ok for work Ho picked up the car of F Shearer u Broad avenue dent on where it had parked It was taken in broad driven uut into Bedford and there wrecked against a bridge The cur worth was sold for Several companions were with Johnston when the accident ami it was said he was driving miles mi hour Hakes Eloquent Appeal When Edward V alias one time chosen constable of the Fourth ward Jh court to a plea to possessing Jn an eloquent plea to tho court declared he was guilty technically ho had a quantity of liquor for E but that several former him Imd ended in his fiction of the perfidy of vrs in charge of the cases Detective W A Dims result of i search of in a hotel yielded right one-half pints and pints Tiie management of hotel com- to him McCann wits not when the search was made and he gave himself tip McCann he didn't have the liquor minutes After declaring self an outcast his children were made orphans by his pursuers and that woman Imd died of a broken heart over it he told the court to give him what he would The court gave him sixty JSwartz was court io answer to charges of violating the boarding house act Claims of 810 respectively were made against him A laughter of Smith a trix appeared for- her mother Judge until Jan 1 to pay tho hill mid the costs and informed him if he failed to make good he would send for him and lock him up indefinitely Drunken Men Penalized Two men charged with operating automobiles while intoxicated received Hues ot the costs and sixty days in They were If E Thomas and North F Hunk Detective Davis said that Thomas was caught back of the Thomas pleaded for He claimed this action cost him his job and that he would so offend Hunk Officer Wiley of Juniata said he was also ing liquor a jug full being dis- played at court W T Stroh former constable of the Third ward was before the court out a forgery charge It was stated a check for in favor of Stroh had been cashed at a local bank It was paid because the mail on whom drawn Imd aij account there ever Slroh admitted that a fellow by the name of Kelly bad written the chock and him to get it cashed for half He was given opportunity pay it back couldn't Judge consigned Stroh to the Blair county hospital for the insane was the first of the son's crop of shoplifters to ilie court She admitted to purloining almut worth of merchandise from the local Grant store und then trying it Constable D U in- formed the court of the woman's plan She claimed to have lived variously at and Johnstown and inquiry did not good re- on Page MIRROR Thanksgiving Will Be Observed and There Will Be No Paper Thanksgiving day will Iw observed as a holiday at the Mirror plant and consequently there will be no Mirror on that day This is the j first time for many that a j per has not issued on giving day J All departments of the plant be elosod down the day and ad- arp requested to send the copy for Friday's Mirror into the of- on Wednesday This request be heeded in order to insure publication in Friday's paper YOUTH FATALLY WOUNDS THIRD 2iV-Lin- Ware aged opened fire with an automatic pistol at i group sealed the breakfast table in his ents home today killing two and haps fatally wounding a third lie then tied the house hut was cap- tured without few blocks away Tito dead Candy and wile aged who boarded with Ware's parents Mrs Madeline Maxwell aged Ware's sister was so severely wounded her recovery was i HOLD MEMORIAL SERVICE PEOPLE I AI I I A Service was I uL Ul Hall School lor VI on afternoon during Beautiful Tributes are Paid To De- ceased School Heads ug j which ei appreciation were Members of Harmon and Crook Families Narrowly Escape Death When Car Goes Over Embankment UP FOR TRIAL Index to Today's News Tago features of interest to women of nature Timely Topics fliR Saunterer etc rebellion feared in will keep ilium during If ml Pages 20 market und news Page church and 1 82 mid MISHAP OCCURS ON ROAD NEAR CURWENSVILLE jr The for Miss was delivered by Kev Ely ance D who paid a glowing ute to thy memory of lie deceased Hev T Stacy Capera pastor of the First delivered the address of appreciation of Mr Supplementing thy were by tlie Highland including tin and three Steel Shop Employe Former Catholic High Student Badly Injured at Work This Morning A 19 of Third unrolled early this school tonn us a student at the High school and em- ployed recently by the Pennsy in tlw steel enr shop was seriously injured shortly after 7 o'clock this morning both legs being crushed off under li pile of steel Hughes is a patient at the Altoona hospital where he was admitted at S o'clock His condition is regarded as critical Ho an immediate lion at the Altoona following his admission He rallied somewhat during morning and although suffering greatly from loss of blood shock lie has a chanco of recovery Hughes u laborer in the ear shop department of the ing in the steel yard securing ials A quantity of steel unloosened when some plates were -ed to ind Hughes was caught in tiie full both legs being caught material The right leg was completely crushed off near the knee with the left leg badly crushed hanging only by shreds This leg was amputated near the knee upon the patient's admission to the hospital Hughes lost a quantity of blood while being held fast under the steel before being extricated The flow of Wood was checked and first aid given pending arrival of the lance The patient accepted a position with Hie Pennsylvania railroad only a short time ago He was for two years a student at the Altoona Catholic High school und attended the school several weeks during the opening of the present term PAIR ARE CAUGHT IN MAKING WHISKEY SALES Looking out from the windows of their office the second floor at llOu avenue Detective W A Davis and Constable Henry Boldt of the ward were on Saturday afternoon to a moonshine transaction that landed i pair of offenders at City hall The officers saw two walking rooms making sales at Eleventh and Eleventh street the pair passing out half-pint bottles and the cash The officers left their and entered ii doorway on street just in time to ness another transaction and place Allen and C W Bathwell un- der arrest When searched they had vfl half-pint bottles was held for court in with being held in bail for n hearing before Alderman Harry C of the First ward today AUTHORITIES SEEKING WATSON authorities have as yet been unable to locate nny relatives of Frank Watson who was killed Saturday morning when run over by an engine in the railroad yard nt East Altoona A telegram sent to the supposed ad- dress of the man's mother in Virginia has returned marked person unknown Another address gained from the man's clothing will be tried in the at- tempt to locate relatives Tho new is of Vermont where Wat sou is said to have u brother ing HOLDING HEARINGS None of the cases being aired here to day of any local significance Three cases arc scheduled for hearing in tomorrow and eight will he heard In Johnstown on Wednesday Five hearing at tho local offices next Monday nud four in on Nov 10 will conclude the month's calendar MUSIC V A Winter veteran music and senior member of the music homo of A Winter Son is confined to his home Twelfth avenue fering from n severe cold Mr Winter is now in his and Ms tion is regarded as rather Machine Crashes Through a Guard Rail Then Slides Down Fifteen Foot Em- on Railroad in Kneeling iOver The hi Mysterious the Ages Presence Day is Commissioners Trace of Entombed ing Measure to Have States Found When Rescue Pay for Right of Way and Bridges on Highways ers Penetrate No 1 of Tomhicken Mine PLAN WOULD RESULT IN j BORE HOLES ARE TO BE SAVING COUNTY FUNDS MADE INTO EACH SHAFT in part Mirror hiler i Legislation for Pitiful Scenes Are En- JAW BROKEN liver of Third avenue n for was while working in the Fourth Mr and Elmer 11 Harmon of Belt avenue and Mr aud Mrd C S Crook of Duncansville avenue and Cleveland Crook sun 01 the latter couple had a narrow cape from death Sunday forenoon at 11.50 near when the an in which they were riding the road and crashing through the guard fence went down over a high embankment and landed upside down on the railroad tracks Mrs Harmon was the most ly injured of the party addition to sustaining abrasions and bruises about various parts of the body she was probably injured internally as she was pinned under the car the body resting on nor chest She is now at the home of her parents aud Mrs J E Gates of 434 Eighth avenue Harmon owner and driver of the car sustained a number of ies most serious being n long cue on the right side of scalp Five stitches were required to dose the wound Mr and Mrs Crook anil their son escaped with minor Goes Over Embankment The party was going up the con- crete highway when Just short dis east of for some reason the car a Buick coach whirled around and struck the guard along the road Mr Harmon states that ho was not running fast at the time In striking the fence one of the guard rails was torn loose and tin end ran through the car punching 1 hole through the rear part of the body The people in the rear seat lously escaped being hit by the rail After crashing through the fence car went down over the embankment which skirts the railroad The em- is fully fifteen feet high and the car rolling down over the landed upside down on tho railroad tracks Mrs Harmon in the descent partially thrown out of the car and the heavy machine was resting on her j street yards on Saturday a I fracture of the lower when he I two He j war treated at the hospital and admitted An X-ray was Board of County Assessors Will Aiso Be Advocated Be- fore Assembly j acted Near Mine When False Rumor Spreads That Men Are Found Alive Blair county and admitted An X-ray of jaw J people at large will interested in taken His condition is pieces of the passage 1 of which will bo urged at the coming j session of the general assembly I arc sponsored by tint entombed of County Commissioners colliery her One will that the j 85 Press Pa Despite the fact that no traces of life were drillers penetrated to the hich the six miners a week in the were believed to t pay fur the right 01 and bridges In Order to End Nick Rost Commits Suicide at Rockview Body Is Found on Saturday constructed on stale routes and the other if passed will create a board of county assessors abolishing the ough township and ward assessors Commissioners state that during the past two years they have paid out about in the purchase of Jand for right of way for new road con- iu the county under the ig law they have co rescue squads to work at top speed to open up other breasts of the flooded mine Work on the bore hole in the Xo breast is being pushed ns rapidly aa possible but early today the drillers with less than fifteen feet to go struck rock known as conglomerate This materially slowed drilling tions was a mystery 4 110 him Special to Altoona Mirror light at o'clock when the blew at Rock view penitentiary for all prisoners to retire for the night a check-up showed that Nick Eost aged 31 Philadelphia ty was missing The usual alarm was given aud searchers were out Friday night and Saturday morning in an effort to find the missing prisoner His whereabouts one having seen During Saturday forenoon it was found that the fire in tlie boilers was not doing well and it was decided that the stack needed cleaning When the base of the stack was opened there was the body of with his neck broken und skull fractured dead There was only one way for to get there That was to climb the stack and jump in That is what he ly did The stack is 120 feet high and the top is reached by a ladder on the outside It is evident that the prisoner climbed the ladder to the top and jumped iii head first The base of chest The other members of the party stack is concrete and death must have through negotiations saved tlie thousands of dollars by having routes laid out by state engineers changed It is tho judgment of the that if the state is required by law to pay for the ground taken in road building the engineers would be more careful and not lay out routes valuable property when it is possible to avoid it Save Money for County An example is cited in the case ot the road between Bald Eagle and Vail As laid out by the engineers the road j At the same time work on the er two bore holes was being pushed rapidly While the drillers were seeking to open holes into the abandoned breasts other were striving to lower the water level in the mine and get into the shaft through the Xo S slope today George Gallagher in charge of the rescue forces at the mine declared tlie condition of No S slope was such that speedy ing of it would bo impossible In view of this fact the rescue 16 mm out mtr t n have skirted a number of and the county would have had lcr the through thei old b lamages amounting to about to the pay the property owners As a result of the efforts of the commissioners a change was made to the route with the result that other ground was secured and turned over to the county for a consideration of SI It is expected that the proposed law will be opposed by the state highway department the contention being that commissioners are more influential locally in persuading property owners to turn over their ground without cost 10 gangway where the men were t working when the flood swept the I nine i Is Partly Flooded j tunnel while partly flooded Is not iu as bad condition as the slope it 13 believed although it has been abandoned for years Mine officials estimated that it would require at least three more days to get into the mine in this manner It was said there is a possibility that i A B Fall and E L Doheny Face Bar of Justice Charged With Conspiracy to Defraud Government FIRST SURPRISE SPRUNG IN SELECTING JURYMEN Former Cabinet Officer and Oil Man Joke With Counsel as For- Begin is ivas done in the case stated than entrance can be forced by twelve Defendants in Alleged Check Raising Scheme Appear Before Dis- Court state authorities would be night for establishing a board of j While hope lias not been abandoned By United Press were still in the cur The windshield had been broken and Mr Harmon bad been cut by the glass He managed to crawl out however and in order to got the members of the Crook family out the glass in the rear Are Given Assistance In a few minutes a number of ple had gathered and by their com Lined efforts the car was raised and Mrs was released She her husband were rushed to the office of Dr Walters in where they were given attention and were then brought to Altoona The wrecked coach was lying on UK track used by the passenger ns a passenger train was due at that point in u short time after the dent happened strenuous efforts weie Continued on Page 24 Special to Altoona Mirror tn die in the electric chair on and reprieved by the governor on the of the electrocution until 22 and again reprieved week is the experience of Paul in the death house at Rock view was sentenced by the county court to bo electrocuted on Oct for slaying two guards in a riot in the Western penitentiary last year lie is thought to hold the secret of hiding of said to be hurled in n milk can in the of O This money is said to be t lie loot obtained when robbed a hank fit Imperial Pa in 1021 for which was found guilty and sentenced to f long term in the western tiary It was while serving that sentence Unit he became involved in a riot in penitentiary in Pittsburgh during two guards wore killed Tail in Allegheny county believed that the prisoner was try in j for time to communicate with friends in an effort they believed to divulge the hiding place of the money However he was restrained from communicating with friends and he hns up to this time steadfastly refused tho hiding place Ho WAS to been electrocuted this morning but the governor granted a last minute reprieve foi one week ing the duto for electrocution been instant Rost was sentenced and one-half years to five years for assessors has been before lature before but it lias not been sible to bring about its passage for it has always engendered considerable opposition Commissioners who favor its passage say that it is the only remedy for the inequitable tax con- lie had j ditions that have prevailed in the served the minimum sentence but for I counties throughout the state and that infraction of the rules was doomed to remain in the institution for the mum term It was also intimated that he had said on different occasions that he would never serve out his term as lie had no friends and no relatives The body was buried in the prison tery tins afternoon Being below the contact from the boilers the body was not burned DR MILLER INJURED Veteran Dentist Suffers Fracture of left Arm In Fall Dr W B Miller veteran retired ientist residing at Twelfth fell on the sidewalk on Twelfth avenue near liis home at 11.15 o'clock on Saturday morning arid sustained a of the left forearm near the Br was carrying some ages and he his balance and Ins arms not being free he was unable to avoid going down He was taken to the Altoona hospital where an X-ray was taken and tho fracture was re- His condition is very favorable today and it expected that he will lie able to leave the hospital within a few it will bo more economical ROLL Red Crosss Workers Will Keep Up Effort Curing Ensuing Week response has been made by the public in tlie annual roll call of the lied Cross and it will be con- until all have had an to enroll in the membership of the organization and make the con- in doing so that will enable the Blair county chapter to continue foP the men and the Lehigh Valley PITTSBURGH Xor trial Coal company is concentrating all of its energy on rescue work By HERBERT LITILE Staff Correspondent I WASHING TOX D C NOT One of America's greatest state trials opened solemnly here today when a former member of the Harding net and an oil faced the bar of justice charged with piracy to defraud the government Flanked by a score of Albert B Full grizzled ranchman former United States or and secretary of the interior from 1921 to 1923 and international petroleum cier and operator quietly watched Justice Adolph A carry out he legal formalities preparatory io licking a jury of twelve men of Columbia supreme court More than half the 250 seats in the courtroom were taken by and lawyers Joke With Attorneys The court was called to order 10.05 a in Doheny seated behind their counsel joked and talked with attorneys and court attaches Harry Sinclair oil magnate under indictment with Fall in a similar case was represented by counsel George The defense sprang a surprise it asked prospective jurymen if they liad read a novel by uel Hopkins Adams which deals in part with a governmental oil dal similar in some details to the Elk Dome The defense also asked members of the a radio address by Senator Walsh Democrat Montana on the oil No Pictures Allowed WASHINGTON D C NOT jNo Assurance tiat the trial will be conducted with utmost dignity and decorum was given the feeling is beginning to become general throughout the mining that the men perished The failure of signals given in the j of twelve Johnstown district ants alleged to have taken part in a check raising scheme began today in United States district court before Judge R M Gibson Federal Xo 1 breast which was opened j Assistant Attorney Samuel W dav to a response lead to thi conclusion Despite tlie fact that Ie ls the prosecution and breasts are connected and that driller operations would be plainly audible in any of them there were no miners 11 of the Attorney Percy Alien Rose of at the it penetrated of tiie bore when breast late its work during the ensuing year It is to end the roll call j ou day but because of j an insufficiency of volunteer workers j it is imperative that more time devoted to the effort and it will be continued for at least a week longer In the meantime ail are urged to re- spond so that the chapter can late its plans fur tho year's activities PARKED IN FIRE ZONE Three arrests wore made by ilie police en tlie charge of parking in a lire zone Thomas Harrington was arrested at MAS Sunday morning G L Freet at Saturday evening and Harry were into the breasts and signals flashed down but these failed to luring a response so miners shouted down the liole without being answered by thing but the echoes Despite this fact the officials of the company are determined Continued on Page 24 man at this morn in sr Kach security for a hearing FEDERAL JUDGESHIP SALARIES IMPORTANT IN CONGRESS By DAVID LAWRENCE Copyright by Altoona Mirror X D C Although the emphasis in the next sion of congress will probably be on taxation and farm relief there is one of the federal judiciary havo The finishing touches are gradually put upon tilings about the new City hall The floor of the mayor's was this morning covered with a very nice rug that harmonizes with the rest of the furnishings in the room Sash curtains ham also been placed on town the defendants are Charles F sqn broker Johnstown ilrs Martha V Jones cashier Holsopple bank Pa William J mana- ger Keystone Beverage company j John H real estate agent Don P Simpson president Downtown Home Builders Fred F and W H C Springel contractors F S Shunian promoter Gabriel manufacturer Harry J Walters track driver John berg huckster nnd Samuel j truck driver all of Johnstown jr a government countant who checked up operations of the defendants as the chief witness There are five indictments and ty counts In the first indictment all defendants are charged with using the mails in a scheme to defraud The other four indictments charge tion of tlie federal reserve banking law and name Mrs Jones Wilson Simpson Cooney Walters Gabriel and Tile indictments alleged that Jones cashier of the Holsopple bank was chief actor in the scheme that in- twenty-five banks in ilie town district It is alleged that Jones met tho defendants daily in Wilson's office and planned ways means to the bank uit the cheek with him his ils cd on the first floor along of the furnishings particularly VISITOR IS SHOT including of tho council chamber by Justice Adolph A in banning photographers in the iom Hochling will permit no unseemly tactics by attorneys and will not be any more melodramatic thaa the law Flashlight motion and other pictures are forbidden in the entire courthouse as well aa the courtroom SALE OF RAILROAD TO BRING REORGANIZATION Mont Nov cago Milwaukee ard St Paul railway today was sold at public auction to Kobert T Swaine and Donald C Swatland representing the tion managers Kuhn Loeb and com- pany and the National City Company of New York for Immediately after the property was struck off to them the bidders signed their bid to the Chicago waukee and Pacific company by which name the company will be hereafter Reorganization of the system and lifting of the receivership which began 1025 was foreseen as i luting of March IS suit of the sale A plan designed to effect complete financial rehabilitation of the road was submitted for court approval simultaneously with tic sale devoted to their positions J have not yet arrived A large table FIVE PERSONS DEAD IN FIRE LOS Calif Nov Fire swept the apartments here early today causing panic among seventy guests and taking a toll of at least rive lives The blaze was discovered after 3 a m by Officer E J Coltas who entered tho building and spread tlie alarm Dressed only in night will be placed on the platform 1 as ja tjie Ojj j measure which will attract attention without thought entering cial life later on find cannot make up in later years what other City hull officials recoup when they retire The have not yet been sub- ing out tho same almost from the start It is the in- j tended to raise tht salaries of federal It is not unusual for lawyers to eive as a fee in one case before to u linal cleaning and there are many odds and ends of the work to be done before the building will be turned as com- indigos failed of passage in more than twice over to the 1 taa much as the salary ot the judges structure i i i i i i i i -i TO DEATH BY 1 tho occupants of the building IV j frantically to ire escapes for an ride Helen other exits 25 M Jacksonville Flu Several persons were Hurt jumping was shot to death by three gunmen windows the ground be- invaded tlie home of Mrs Dolan j at where she night PIG WOMAN HAS RELAPSE CITY X J hots around the house leu in CHILD BURNS HAND Carter axed 7 1121 avenue was tin rs j federal judiciary tlie insk of selecting I moil who arc in tho one hand snow When it is considered that tho ilent receives and who would consent to Mcroy hospital dispensary and that cabinet received ing for burns of right liana the retaliation between the when tlie touched a small heating his home serve is a has not grown any easier Some of tho proponents uie aw contending it ia un- executive and judicial branches coordinate it is contended that on 21 WEATHER FORECAST D U Nov wit ii tonight and Tuesday Marnier tonight wider Tuesday ern Partly cloudy night mid Tuesday slightly night moderais to fresh west winds Attorney the for Helen to finish J men entered asked them what nnd they j treated at tlie said wero looking the bu toona he nnd started throwing tilings around and looked heard shooting 1 nnd when they lina I wo found Hole on her and EDITOR DROPS DEAD Term Nov hooting t'.litdr of tho Hy left j Appeal dropped 1 today dead here
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