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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - December 3, 1935, Altoona, Pennsylvania
lJ; STOCK EDITION I Ln Circulation of the AUoona Mirror Yesterday Slltoona Wtctot WEATHER: SNOW; COLL of Persons Sending Christmas Gifts by Should Be Careful to Note Time Set by Postal Oflicials. soJSTABLISHED JUNE 13, 1874. en I ALTOONA, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 3, 1935. TWENTY-SIX TWO CENTS BUDGET. BROUGHT BEFORE COUNCIL Annual Municipal Appropria- tion Ordinance Carrying Is Intro- duced at Regular Session. IS BASED ON EXISTING TAX RATE OF 9 MILLS Present Figures Are Tenta- tive and Subject to Addi- tion or Subtraction During Period of Thirty Days. Carrying appropriations to the several departments of the gov- ernment for the fiscal year of 1936 amounting to the an- nual 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 reve- nues as estimated by the finance director, it was made clear by him ,aud the other members of council that the.figures 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 budget- ing purposes and .5 mill for spe- cial purposes, such as financing 'the street lighting installations and for what is known as the interest and deficit fund, .25 mill being de- -voled to each of these purposes. The millage ordinance was not in- troduced 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 fol- lows: .Public affairs, ac- 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 bal- 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, 11- "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 appro- priates the same sum, while an ad- ditional is appropriated to: 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 satis- fled with the setup. City employes who want the 10 per cent wage re- duction restored are naturally dis- satisfied with the setup which lejvves them out in the cold. iThe committecincn representing th'e is understood, wil) appear at the adjourned meeting this afternoon for a further hear- ing. Thc restoration" would add 'about to the total. There dissatisfaction with the pro- posal to continue the elimination of' the chief of police; the tenta- tije budget carries no appropria- tion for this salary. Sphe city employes will represent thlt there is every reason to be- lieve that wilh business improving .S.T-1 much federal work in prog- fcifcs, there will be no difficulty revenues and the pay cuts now be safely restored. It is "ie'r contcntion that since all 111 her government svorkers are hov- their pay restored, those of the ty should have the same con 1 ieration. in PLEDGES BRITAIN TO FIRM POLICY INSTALLED PAUL K. REYNOLDS President WILLIAM F. LEHMAN Director 01 fn the course of the deliberations sterday afternoon the budget of Continued on page 10, column 2) In Today's Hltoona flbftror bo Martin g Scenes In Washing- ri ton .......................j3 Cartoon by Herblock ___... 8 Church and Fraternal News 5 Comics jj Crossword puzzle 2 Correspondence 22-23 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 Toonervllle Folks 16 Walt'Mason 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 firms: Singer, Deane Scrib- 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 pay- able scmi-annually and the bonds wil] 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 "commuiiist" forces. Department of stale officials were particularly concealed about nine Americans, including Catholic and Protestant missionaries, in Chin- king where the invaders were re- ported on Nov. 29. The department said that four American Catholic pncsls also were stationed at Chenki, two t. Supu and one at Lumr.gan. NEW SCHOOL BOARD OFFICERS ELECTED Paul K. Reynolds and W, F. Sellers Head Directors for Ensuing Mem- bers Are Installed. FAIL TO FILL VACANCY RESULTING FROM DEATH Election of Two Teachers Is Conducted and Third De- linquent Tax Bond Issue Is Authorized. Paul R. Reynolds of 514 Park avenue, Wchnwood, vice president of the Altoona school board for the past year, was elevated to the presidency of the board last eve- ning at a meeting at the Senior High school, succeeding William K. Barclay, one of thc two retiring members of the board. Thc elcc-' tion was made unanimous by the directors. William F. Sellers of 1703 avenue, who served as vice presi- LEAGUE PENALTIES GIVING ITALY FIRST REAL BATTLE Nomlnces 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, repre- senting a majority of thc full board membership, were required for elec- tion. Fail To Fill Vacancy. Members of the board failed to fill the vacancy in the school board membership created by the posthu- mous election of D. M, Sell on Nov. 5, the aclion being taken fol- lowing (he withdrawal of the retir- ing directors, J C. McKerihan and William E. Barclay, and the instal- 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. Bowcn, former school director and director of the poor; William R. Zern of 045 Twen- ty-ninth street, who .received thc next highest number of votes as a Republican candidate in the pri- mary election, and Earl B. Hoen- sline of 213 Twentieth street, also a Republican candidate for Ihc nominalion. Communications con- taining 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. Prindell of 1619 Twenty- fourth avenue shot a six-point buck deer, weighing 158 pounds, while hunting in Scotch Frankstown. valley, near William Weest of 106 Fifth ave- nue, while hunting in Centre county, shot a six-point buck, the Altoonan returning later in the day, bringing Allorney Chester B. Wray, district attorney-elect, who is remaining in By STKWART BltOWN, Staff Correspondent. (Copyright, IKJJ, United 1'rfSS.) ROME, Dec. Bcnilo Mussolini and liis cabinet, lighting grimly to defeat Ihe slrangling pen- allies of the League of Nations, de- voted themselves completely to in- ternal affairs today at their, second meeting in sevcnly-lwo hours. Activities of the ministries ol foreign affairs, ivnr, navy and in- terior 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 Ihe restraint was due to present diplomatic no- golialions. and particularly to the prospcclivc visit 'of Sir Samuel Hoarc, British foreign secretary, to Premier Pierre Laval at Pans this week-end. When today was set for Ihe meet- ing, after Ihe cabinet's session Sul- urday, it was hinted that Iherc would be a slatcmcnt of world im- portance. Not only tho present diplomatic situation, which may give last mo- ment hope of averting the proposed throttling effect already noted of thc league's present economic boy- cott, apparently affected the plan. A seven-page communique listed a number of minor decrees intend- ed further to strengthen llic na- 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 cxploittilinn of flt.-ili.iti metal mines. Another pro- vided for regulation of the extrac- tion of light oils from coal. Diplomatic quarters al once ex- pressed mild, in view of lasl minule Ihcre wns no reference to foreign policy or Die international situation. But Hie cabinet seemed absorbed In its effort to strengthen llic I'oun- Iry in prospect of a long resisl- ance. Us meeting wns .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 lolal UOO.OOO, lliat 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 PENN-ALTO jCHEERS ANNOUNCEMENT i _______ i Four New Members Arc Ad- mitted, Officers Elected and Schools Sign for 193G Classifications. DEVELOPMENTS IN IAR IN ETHIOPIA Guerilla Bands Attack Behind Italian Lines League Leaves Next Move to Premier Mussolini. (By Uimcd fias.) Latest war developments: 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- tinued Ethiopian activity behind Italian lines on northern front an- nounced. members put next move up to Mussolini and await his reply. Guerilla Bands Active. ROME, Dec. per- sistent activity of Ethiopian gueril- la bands behind tho Italian lines on the northern front was dis- closed today in a terse communique 61 of the Marshal Badoglio, commandcr-in- "One of our said thc communique, "repulsed an attack by 200 armed Ethiopians in the region south of the Abaro Pietro chicf. pass. The enemy fled, leaving on the ground several dead. Our casualties consisted of one officer and five Askaris wouned. "Detachments of the Erilrcan (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 na- tional convention today in the as- sembly hall which last night re- sounded to the stirring words of Bishop James Cannon, jr. The aged clergyman, in predict- JAPAN WILL SEEK FOUR-POWER PACT To Ask Stabilization of Pa- cific at Naval Would Be World's Police- man In Far East. BULLETIN. I.ONJXXV, Dec. Ullrlii has called England's attention In the Kravily of developments in North China, where agitation for autonomy continues, n Wlls rcveulcd today. Quo Tai-Chi, Cfiltle.se ambassador to (.ircnl Britain, conveyed (lie Chinese view of the silimfinn to Hritish diplomatic circles.