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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - December 3, 1935, Altoona, Pennsylvania lJ STOCK EDITION I Ln Circulation of the Mirror Yesterday SNOW COLL of Persons Sending Christmas Gifts by Should Be Careful to Note Time Set by Postal JUNE 13 1874 en I ALTOONA PA TUESDAY EVENING DECEMBER 3 1935 TWENTY-SIX TWO CENTS BUDGET BROUGHT BEFORE COUNCIL Annual Municipal tion Ordinance Carrying Is at Regular Session IS BASED ON EXISTING TAX RATE OF 9 MILLS Present Figures Are tive and Subject to tion or Subtraction During Period of Thirty Days Carrying appropriations to the several departments of the for the fiscal year of 1936 amounting to the an- budget was introduced this morning at the first regular De- cember meeting of city council by Councilman Lynn McG Hoses di- rector of accounts and finances While it comes within the nues as estimated by the finance director it was made clear by him aud the other members of council that are only tentative and are subject to change before the finally enacted It will now be transmitted to the state department of internal affairs and it need not pass before a period of thirty days has elapsed The budget is based upon the ex- isting tax rate of 9 mills of which 5.5 mills will be for regular ing purposes and 5 mill for cial purposes such as financing the street lighting installations and for what is known as the interest and deficit fund 25 mill being de- to each of these purposes The millage ordinance was not in- this morning but it is quite probable that it will be pre- sented at an adjourned session of council scheduled for this after- noon Allocation of Funds The distribution of the total sum among the live departments of the city government is made as Public affairs counts and finance public safety streets and public improvements parks wa- ter and public property The estimated receipts carry the same totals as the appropriations In order that the two might ance Mr Moses resorted to the plan of basing the receipts from taxes on a 100 per cent collection winch at 8.5 mills will yield 529.68 The receipts from other sources such as license taxes liquor license police courts censes and permits total making a total of outside of the department of parks water and public property In the latter department with a total of thc receipts of the water bureau are placed at based upon the present water rates The ordinance priates the same sum while an ad- is appropriated the balance of the department which includes parks and public buildings Want Cut Restored It should be clearly understood that the foregoing figures are only tentative for no one is fully fled with the setup City employes who want the 10 per cent wage re- duction restored are naturally dis- satisfied with the setup which them out in the cold iThe representing is understood wil appear at the adjourned meeting this afternoon for a further ing Thc restoration would add about to the total There dissatisfaction with the posal to continue the elimination of the chief of police the tije budget carries no tion for this salary Sphe city employes will represent thlt there is every reason to be- lieve that wilh business improving much federal work in there will be no difficulty revenues and the pay cuts now be safely restored It is that since all 111 her government are their pay restored those of the ty should have the same con 1 in PLEDGES BRITAIN TO FIRM POLICY INSTALLED PAUL K REYNOLDS President WILLIAM F LEHMAN Director 01 fn the course of the deliberations afternoon the budget of Continued on page 10 column 2 In Today's bo Martin g Scenes In ri ton Cartoon by Herblock 8 Church and Fraternal News 5 Comics jj Crossword puzzle 2 Correspondence Editorials g Financial news 21 Frailer Hunt Series 10 Our Boarding House H Out Our Way Radio programs 23 Side Glances 13 Sports 20 Stories In Stamps The Truth About Diet U This Curious World 10 Today's Almanac 2 Folks 16 g Women's features e DR L N KAY Director BOND ISSUE SOLD BY CITY COUNCIL Bid Submitted Jointly by Four Leading Brokerage Firms Is Accepted for New Municipal Loan Bonds were opened this morning in the office of Councilman Lynn McG Moses director of accounts and finance for the sale of 4 per cent bonds in the sum of and later council by unanimous vote accepted a joint bid submitted by four leading brokerage firms in the state for the entire issue The joint bid was submitted by these Singer Deane ner of Pittsburgh and E H Rollins Sons Inc Graham Parsons Co and Yarnell Co all of Phila- delphia The bid is at par plus the accrued interest to the date of de- livery plus a premium of There will be some technicalities to adjust and then the bonding firms will place the the market The interest will be able and the bonds be free of all taxes levied in pursuant to any law of the state The sale consummated today is subjected to the approval of the secretary of the slate department of internal affairs The revenues derived from the sale of the bonds will be utilized for payment of operating expenses of Continued on page Ifl column 5 AMERICANS IN PATH OF CHINESE RED FORCES WASHINGTON D C Dec The American consul general at Hankow has telegraphed the Hunan provincial governor an urgent re- quest for protection of Americans including missionaries in the path of Chinese forces Department of stale officials were particularly concealed about nine Americans including Catholic and Protestant missionaries in king where the invaders were re- ported on Nov 29 The department said that four American Catholic also were stationed at Chenki two t Supu and one at NEW SCHOOL BOARD OFFICERS ELECTED Paul K Reynolds and W F Sellers Head Directors for Ensuing bers Are Installed FAIL TO FILL VACANCY RESULTING FROM DEATH Election of Two Teachers Is Conducted and Third De- Tax Bond Issue Is Authorized Paul R Reynolds of 514 Park avenue vice president of the Altoona school board for the past year was elevated to the presidency of the board last ning at a meeting at the Senior High school succeeding William K Barclay one of thc two retiring members of the board Thc tion was made unanimous by the directors William F Sellers of 1703 avenue who served as vice LEAGUE PENALTIES GIVING ITALY FIRST REAL BATTLE for the presidency of the board were Mr Reynolds Mr Sellers and Dr Guy S Tippery with Mr Sellers withdrawing be- fore the voting Nominees for the vice presidency were Mr Sellers and Dr Tippery Five votes a majority of thc full board membership were required for tion Fail To Fill Vacancy Members of the board failed to fill the vacancy in the school board membership created by the mous election of D M Sell on Nov 5 the being taken lowing he withdrawal of the ing directors J C McKerihan and William E Barclay and the lation of the two new directors William F Lehman of 3216 Broad avenue and Dr L N Ray of 1300 Twenty-second avenue Nominees for board election to the vacancy were T S Davis re- tired county superintendent of schools Samuel C former school director and director of the poor William R Zern of 045 street who received thc next highest number of votes as a Republican candidate in the mary election and Earl B sline of 213 Twentieth street also a Republican candidate for Ihc nominalion Communications con- an endorsement of Mr Continued on page SI column 6 HUNTERS RETURN WITH DEER KILLS Large Number of Altoona and Blair County Sportsmen Successful on First Day of Season Hunters galore are meeting with success in the woods in search of deer and many fine specimens were brought down yesterday the first day of the Pennsylvania season H J of 1619 fourth avenue shot a buck deer weighing 158 pounds while hunting in Scotch valley near William Weest of 106 Fifth nue while hunting in Centre county shot a buck the returning later in the day bringing Chester B Wray district who is remaining in By Staff Correspondent Copyright United ROME Dec Mussolini and liis cabinet lighting grimly to defeat allies of the League of Nations de- voted themselves completely to in- ternal affairs today at their second meeting in hours Activities of the ministries ol foreign affairs navy and in- were not even mentioned in the communique which followed thc two hour meeting There were none of the warlike defiances to the league which have characterized other speeches ami meetings It was believed that restraint was due to present diplomatic no- and particularly to the visit of Sir Samuel British foreign secretary to Premier Pierre Laval at Pans this week-end When today was set for ing after cabinet's session it was hinted that would be a of world im- portance Not only tho present diplomatic situation which may give last ment hope of averting the proposed throttling effect already noted of thc present economic cott apparently affected the plan A communique listed a number of minor decrees ed further to strengthen tional resistance to tho league There were new measures lo pre- vent profiteering und hoarding ol business ami individuals Penalties were provided for both offenses One decree in institute I for research into and of metal mines Another vided for regulation of the tion of light oils from coal Diplomatic quarters al once ex- pressed mild in view of lasl minule no reference to foreign policy or Die international situation But Hie cabinet seemed absorbed In its effort to strengthen Iry in prospect of a long ance Us meeting shadowed by Hie first ominous signs that League ol Nations penalties against Italy for ils war on Ethiopia were beginning to harm industry Unofficial estimates were thai be- cause of penalties unemployed had increased 200.000 lo already production at some Continued on page 21 column IJ ALTOONA IS VOTED FOOTBALL HONORS Report of Special Committee to Figure Points Leads to Unanimous Approval for Mountain Lions CROWD AT ANNOUNCEMENT i i Four New Members Arc Ad- mitted Officers Elected and Schools Sign for Classifications DEVELOPMENTS IN IAR IN ETHIOPIA Guerilla Bands Attack Behind Italian Lines League Leaves Next Move to Premier Mussolini By fias Latest war George pledges Britain to firm policy and fullest support of league in Ethiopian crisis issues more de- crees to strengthen Italy's re- sistance against sanctions Con- Ethiopian activity behind Italian lines on northern front an- members put next move up to Mussolini and await his reply Guerilla Bands Active ROME Dec activity of Ethiopian la bands behind tho Italian lines on the northern front was dis- closed today in a terse communique 61 of the Marshal Badoglio One of our said thc communique repulsed an attack by 200 armed Ethiopians in the region south of the Abaro Pietro pass The enemy fled leaving on the ground several dead Our casualties consisted of one officer and five Askaris Detachments of the Continued on page Ifl column 5 BISHOP CANNON ASSAILS ROOSEVELT AND MELLON ST LOUIS Dec The Anti- Saloon league met for the third session of its twenty-eighth tional convention today in the sembly hall which last night re- sounded to the stirring words of Bishop James Cannon jr The aged clergyman in JAPAN WILL SEEK FOUR-POWER PACT To Ask Stabilization of at Naval Would Be World's man In Far East BULLETIN Dec has called England's attention In the of developments in North China where agitation for autonomy continues n Wlls today Quo ambassador to Britain conveyed lie Chinese view of the to diplomatic circles United Press LONDON Dec may bring forward at forthcoming naval conference her claim lo as the world's man in the far east a dispatch from The Daily Herald's Tokio cor- respondent said today Thc Japanese delegation said tho dispatch has been instructed to seek a new four-power agreement for stabilization of the Pacific basin The United Stales England and France would be asked lo join Japan in this new deal Ihc orient even if naval parley opening next Monday fails to duce any agreement for limitation of battle fleets It was understood that there arc four major proposals which foreign minister Koki Hirota hopes might be incorporated in a new lo supplant thc pact of 1921 and nine-power of 3622 which expires at the end of 1936 These 1 Renewal of the Continued on page 10 column 3 FIRE AT NOON HOUR Home of Maple Avenue Damaged by Members of the city fire ment were called out at 12.25 o'clock this afternoon to the home High was selected us the champion for the Western i Pennsylvania Foolbull conference officers were for and four new schools admitted lo al the annual of jUic conference held in the Logan room of holel Insl More Ihan 100 crowded inlo the Logan room for thc ing More than two hours was in clearing up all unfinished business for the year with the of thc football champions delayed until after 10 o'clock Prior to receiving Ihc of thc special committee lo report on thc leading teams under the point plan thc conference ordered thc room cleared of everybody except representatives from the member schools and Hie press Cheer for New Champion of Altoona High as Ihc wilh an the j and Ihc naming of as H class and ris Township ns the only a few minutes The re- port of the unanimously As thc report was received ami High named thc champion thc big crowd which remained outside the doors of the room gave a hearty cheer As High was named thc holder President Daniel 13 of Williamsburg for a motion lo extend congratulations lo Mountain Lions and the tion unanimously adopted also in- cluded conference well wishes for High to be returned winner In Ihc annual Same wilh champion Ashland High on Saturday at sion The conference session was quiet and everything orderly Affidavit alleging High's were presented but each Continued on pate 3 column 2 PRISON CONVICTS IN DARING ESCAPE Prisoner and Truck Driver Killed and Fugitive and Three Guards Wounded In Charlestown Break u IO I 1C ing a of within of Alfred of 210 Maple Icn years denounced Andrew lon former secretary of the ury for failure of the amendment through lack of en- forcement Turning his attack to President Roosevelt he charged that false 0 in lalse today with the expectation of propaganda had been used in a fleer fnr K S Ferry ot Roaring Spring returned to Ms home yesterday from counly where early in the morning he shot a buck He was in the woods but a short time when he spied a mal thc kill being made a few minutes after 7 o'clock Earl C Kuhn of Roselawn well known hunter proved his sportsmanship on the only to ling the repeal movement adding that saint of liquor its re- peal A low reading of 22 degrees recorded by al Ihc avenue where a hole was burned in the roof the cause of the blaze be- ing believed due to sparks from the flue An alarm turned from No 226 at Maple avenue and Third street companies in the district re- Firemen soon had the Hj MARTIN Stuff Correspondent BOSTON Dec A desperate daylight break by six long-term convicts from state prison ended ly today with one prisoner and a i I ruck driver reported slain and an- other fugitive and three guards wounded Within two hours all Ihc breakers were recaptured dead or alive While guards chased escaped convicts along Iho Maine railroad tracks toward Somerville ancient penitentiary situated within shadows ot Hunker Hill spending Firemen soon had the monument echoed with thc flames under control upon reaching I of tiOO riotous prisoners who j i n mil were not In some for last night and at 10 o clock this parU of allic Ihc names Thc high rcd was in the Beaver Dams section Mr Kuhn shot and killed a large point buck which tips the scales al 175 pounds Mr Kuhn on the trip early in thc morning and shot the buck at 10 o'clock He is Continued on page ID column 1 LOCAL MAN HELD IN AUTOMOBILE MISHAP J Calvin Dilling of 618 Fourth avenue is held under bail for a future hearing before the coroner of Montgomery counly in connection with the death at 10.15 o'clock Sunday morning of Denton Hoff aged 34 of Reading Auto- mobiles driven by Dilling and Hoff collided at a street Intersection in Pottstown Dilling avers the collision which resulted fatally to Hoff was en- tirely unavoidable by reason of the slippery condition of the fare However Iho counly ties deemed it expedient to hold the local man until all Ihc facts are assembled insurance carrier is manifesting an interest In his behalf pending clearing of situation Ihc in- of the the scene Considerable damage I were locked in cells when Ihc was done by flames before out Louis of driver of a truck which had just delivered potatoes lo the prison was reported to had his skull bashed in with n bludgeon when thc convicted commandeered his Prison officials said Ihc prisoner slain was Philip Naples aged 32 last month on 31 column I were extinguished however Tlie llames were confined to the No D and hose lines were were nol needed In some on i altic was gutted by SOLDIER BONUS IS BIG ISSUE FACING MEMBERS OE CONGRESS Hy DAVID 1535 WASHINGTON D C Dec The difficulties of a presidential candidate with thc bonus issue arc illustrated by stand taken by Colonel Knos On the one hand if there's an economizing program he doesn't want the bonus paid now but it thc administration is ing in so many other directions the bonus he can be paid now instead of a similar sum being expended through alleged relief or boondoggling Business opinion of course in- sists that for the budget to be the bonus should be paid in 1915 when due Political opinion is just thc opposite Republicans and Democrats In congress fear the organized pressure of American Legion flt thc polls m MM Although the Legion by Us ter Is forbidden as an organization to engage in political activity its individual members arc under no such restraint For all practical purposes in realm of Legion is recognized as a pressure group i Mr Roosevelt to he sure having vetoed thc bonus before will feel i compelled to do the same in thc j next session But there arc enough j votes to pass it over thc veto vided no inflation measure is at- to It as was thc case in the last session More than two-thirds iof both houses want to pay thc bonus now Apart from tho fear of political reprisals at the polls members ol congress reason Ihc bonus is due in 1915 anyhow lhal a debt paid in advance when Ihc need money will do the latter more good than ten years hence real question however is nol merely anticipation of payment Continued on page 3 column 6 BOY IS INJURED IN COASTING ACCIDENT Charles Barnes jr of 1319 Seventeenth avenue was ad- mitted lo lilt Mercy at B o'clock last evening suffering from a painful laceration of the scalp received when he struck a parked while coasting on street between Seventeenth and streets I Eight sutures were required to close Ihc wound when it waa ed in the hospital dispensary prior the boy's admission lo the pital His condition this morning however was regarded as good The boy struck the parked auto- j mobile of William Barry of I accident ing witnessed by T C of Eighteenth avenue who took i him lo his home from where he lo Ihc hospital Thc accident is Ihc first ing from coasting In Ihc city this fall and the cily police j urges parents lo in keeping children off streets until nag arm are fixed SISTER OF KING OF ENGLAND DIES Princess Victoria of Windsor WIio Long Shunned Public Life Succumbs at Her Cottage Home By LONDON Dec Princess toria the two surviving sisters of King George V died day after a severe at tier home In Ivor Her royal holiness n ful death at n said a bulletin Hi cess Victoria's home teen mites west of London Site was 57 years old throe years younger than the monarch of her King George abandoned ills plan to iti today's ceremonial ing of parliament Heading of Iho king's speech delegated to Viscount Hailsham lord lor A blond transfusion was one of the last steps taken in an effort to save her life It gave her only temporary relief and she continued to sink rapidly At her bedside was her younger sister Queen Maud of Norway who is In on a private visit Princess Victoria Alexandria Olga Mary of Windsor born July 0 1808 in Marlborough house where she spent most of her life with her mother the Into Queen Alexandra as she called by her family was less in the public eye than any member of the royal family So completely was her life devoted to father the Into King Edward VII and to her mother after Alexandra was owed in 1910 she was 55 years old before she hnd a home of her own Then she bought the cottage where her staff was restricted to a man who cared for a few Guernsey cows gardener and a few bouse vants her life she was an object of romantic interest to the British public because of a report that an unhappy love had owed her life Reports were that as a young woman slic lost her heart to R man whom under the more rigid social code of day a king's daughter could not marry propriety Whether the reports were upon fact or were mere gossip Is not known but the fact remained on column ft George V In Speech From Throne Opening ment Commits Empire to Support of League En- forcement of Sanctions and Hopes for Peace Be- tween Italy and Ethiopia URGES STRENGTHENING OF NATIONAL DEFENSE Death of Princess Victoria King's Sister Prevents His Being Present In son and All Elaborate Pomp and Splendor of Traditional Opening of Parliament Is Omitted DROP IN MERCURY SIGNAL FOR FIRES Sudden drop in mercury usually is attended by calls to city firemen lo quench flue fires re- from hard firing The day Is no reception With the ex- ception of one alarm which wan purely false and likely thc prank some person who liked lo sec j lire apparatus in all thc liros were for j Firemen from No station used i chemicals for a flue fire ai the home of Mrs K J Smith Tenth street at 10 o'clock day morning j ast evening al o'clock men from No station chemicals for a Ore al Ihc home of A W Wagner 30S nuc Companies Nos 5 and 6 and truck n responded lo a call Irom box No lo thc home of Mrs j Norma Malhoit 1806 Sixth avenue i al o'clock last evening for a flue fire from No 5 chemicals An alarm from box No at Ninth avenue and Nineteenth j al 7.57 o'clock last night took panics Nos 5 and 6 and truck BJ lo Ihc scene There was no tire from No 1 station used chemicals for a flue fire at the home of Mrs Kale Nichols ington avenue al o'clock last night This morning at o'clock men from No 1 were called to Ihc home of 1 Bud 1206 Fourteenth street where a ing pan on an electric stove caused a scare The firemen were not in service BULLETIN PARIS and decided io a new peace plan lo Italy before embargoing oil and in- creasing of By II I Slair Correspondent by Press LONDON Dec George pledged Great Britain forcefully and unequivocally today to Arm policy in Ihc crisis In n speech from the throne of the house of lords at thc state opening of parliament read in his absence by the lord high cellor thc king committed the Firm support of the League of Nations in tion wilh of the covenant with its Article XVI providing for penalization ot a war of influence in favor of an peace acceptable lo Italy and thc league A Fourth Urgently strengthening of the national lenses In order to fulfill its obligations under cov and lo safeguard Is ft was lo have been a slate ing ot parliament with pomp and pageantry with tho king In his ermine and with his crown with jeweled peeresses In the galleries and robed peers on floor house of lords where tho two houses lords and commons met In a joint which nmy go down in history as a war ment Because of the death today of the king's sister Princess Victoria be did not attend and thc peeresses were not present Lord the lord high chancellor read the speech from thc speech from which there is no retraction because while il Is written by thc cabinet for the king it represents not the of n government but a power which is the symbol of Ihc Usual Peaceful Opening The speech opened wilh My relations with foreign ers continue to be friendly II went Into My government's foreign policy will as heretofore be based on firm support of the League of tions They will remain prepared lo fulfill In with members of the league the tions of thc covenant In ar they arc determined to use al all limes the full weight of their influences for thc preservation ot peace In pursuance of these obligations my government have felt compelled lo adopt in cooperation with some fifty other members of the league cerlain measures of an eco- nomic and in re- gard to Italy At the same time they will continue to exert their influence in favor of n peace lo Ihc parties of the dispute namely Ethiopia and the League of Nations Then the king turned to thc five power naval conference to be ed Dec 9 with thc United States Japan France Italy and Britain represented He My government have issued in- to governments of oilier countries which were parties to Washington and London naval treaties to attend a ence al London Ibis month with a view to conclusion of a new inter- national treaty for limitation of naval armaments I have learned wild satisfaction that all the to this conference have been accepted and I its labors will be crowned with success National Defense After Ibis paragraph the king devoted the following one to the national The fulfillment of our tional obligations under thc nant no less than the adequate safeguarding of my empire makes it urgently necessary that the de- of my defense forces should be made good My ters will in due course lay before mi 19 column S WASHINGTON D C Dec Western snow much colder in north lion Wednesday cloudy and er with snow flurries near Lake Eric Eastern snow tonight and probably morning colder Wednesday
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