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. <Ry United Press.) LONDON, Dec. 3.-Japan may bring forward at llic forthcoming naval conference her claim lo rccoguilion as the world's police- 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 Ihe naval parley opening next Monday fails to pro- 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 trcaly lo supplant thc four-nower pact of 1921 and Ihe nine-power Ircaly of 3622, which expires at the end of 1936. These arc: 1. Renewal of the 4-powcr Ircaty (Continued on page 10, column 3) FIRE AT NOON HOUR. Home of Allrcd Bnshrcnncr, Z10 Maple Avenue, Damaged by Hluzc. Members of the city fire depart- ment were called out at 12.25 o'clock this afternoon to the home AUoona High was selected us the fomlmll champion for the Western i Pennsylvania Foolbull conference, officers were cleclcd for and four new schools admitted lo mcni- ibcrship al the annual rnccling of jUic conference held in the Logan room of Ihe Pcun-Allo holel Insl More Ihan 100 [ler.sous crowded inlo the Logan room for thc mccl- ing. More than two hours was spcnl in clearing up all unfinished business for the year, with the se- Icclion of thc football champions delayed until after 10 o'clock. Prior to receiving Ihc rcpoii 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 Sclcclion of Altoona High as Ihc clininjilon wilh VVindbcr an the run- j ncriip and Ihc naming of ISbcnsburg as llic H class litlcholdcr and Mor- ris Township ns the nmncnip rc- quiral only a few minutes. The re- port of the commillce wns unanimously. As thc report was received ami Alloona High named thc champion, thc big crowd which remained outside the doors of the Loc.au room gave a hearty cheer. As Alloona .High was named thc litlc holder President Daniel 13. Kiilp of Williamsburg nslccri for a motion lo extend congratulations lo Ihe Mountain Lions and the resolu- tion unanimously adopted also in- cluded Ihe conference well wishes for Alloona High to be returned Ihe winner In Ihc annual post-season Same wilh Ihe caslcrn champion, Ashland High, on Saturday at Man- sion Pnrlt, The cnllre conference session was quiet and everything orderly. Affidavit alleging Attoona High's incligibilty 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. -----o-1-------1 i--wi.PN.ta u Ljjia eliivj nuwi IO I (1C IIOIIIC ing a rclurn of prohibilion within of Alfred Ensbrcnncr of 210 Maple Icn years, denounced Andrew Mel- lon, former secretary of the treas- ury, for failure of the eightccn'h amendment through lack of en- forcement. Turning his attack to President Roosevelt, he charged that "false ......0 in; ciitirgcu uiai lalse cnmp today with the expectation of propaganda" had been used in lend- a fleer fnr hinrmolf ____, K. S. Ferry ot Roaring Spring returned to Ms home yesterday afl- ernoon from Polter counly where early in the morning he shot a buck. He was in the woods but a short time when he spied a six-point ani- mal, thc kill being made a few minutes after 7 o'clock. Earl C. Kuhn of Roselawn, Holli- daysburg, well known hunter, proved his sportsmanship on the only to ling the repeal movement, adding that saint of liquor its re- peal. TEMPKIMTUKKS. A low reading of 22 degrees wns recorded by thermomelcrs 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 wns turned from No. 226, at Maple avenue and Third street, companies in the district re- sponding. Firemen soon had the Hj' ALIJ5N MARTIN, Stuff Correspondent. BOSTON, Dec. A desperate daylight break by six long-term convicts from Alassacluisetts' cen- tury-old state prison ended swift- 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 prison- breakers were recaptured, dead or alive. While guards chased Ihe escaped convicts along Iho Uoslon Maine railroad tracks toward Somerville, Ihe ancient penitentiary, situated within Ihe shadows ot Hunker Hill spending. Firemen soon had the monument, echoed with thc yam- flames under control upon reaching I mtring of tiOO riotous prisoners who l-d j i ,n mil were not nccucu In some for last night and at 10 o clock this parU of Ihe allic Ihc names hurn- Thc high rcd ficrnoon was 3i in the Beaver Dams section Mr. Kuhn shot and killed a large eight- point buck, which tips the scales al 175 pounds. Mr. Kuhn slartcd 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 thorough- fare. However, Iho counly authori- ties deemed it expedient to hold the local man until all Ihc facts are assembled. Billing's insurance carrier is manifesting an interest In his behalf pending clearing of Ihe situation Ihc in- vestigation of the crfroner. the scene. Considerable damage I were locked in Iheir cells when Ihc was done by Ihe flames before Ibcy Irouble brolce out, Louis rtichnrds of Somorvillc, driver of a truck which had just delivered potatoes lo the prison, was reported to h.we had his skull bashed in with n bludgeon when thc convicted commandeered his Irurk. Prison officials said Ihc prisoner slain was Philip Naples, aged 32. Worccslcr, scnlcnccd last month (Cimliiiuril on iiujjc, 31, column I) were extinguished, however. Tlie llames were confined to the iiny 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 LAWJIKNCK. 1535. Alloona Sllrtor.) WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 3.- The difficulties of a presidential candidate with thc bonus issue arc illustrated by Ihe 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 spend- ing in so many other directions, the bonus, he Ihinks, 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 bal- anced, 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 llic American Legion flt thc polls m MM. Although the Legion, by Us char- ter, Is forbidden as an organization ,to engage in political activity, its individual members arc under no such restraint. For all practical purposes in llic realm of polilics, Ihe Legion is recognized as a pow- Ierful 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, pro- vided no inflation measure is at- tached 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 lliat Ihc bonus is due in 1915 anyhow, lhal a debt paid in advance when Ihc velerana need llic money will do the latter more good than ten years hence, iThc 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 hospilal at B o'clock last evening suffering from a painful laceration of the scalp received when he struck a parked ,aulomobiie while coasting on Four- jtccnlh street, between Seventeenth and Eighlccnlh streets. I Eight sutures were required to close Ihc wound when it waa trcat- ed in the hospital dispensary prior !to the boy's admission lo the hos- pital. His condition this morning. however, was regarded as good. The boy struck the parked auto- j mobile of William Barry of 17H I Founccmh slrccl, Ihe accident bc- ing witnessed by T. C. Wciblc of H06 Eighteenth avenue, who took i him lo his home, from where he [was i-cmoved lo Ihc hospital. Thc accident is Ihc first resull- ing from coasting In Ihc city this fall and the cily police dcparlmcnt j urges parents lo assisl in keeping children off Ihe streets until coast- nag arm are fixed, I'KIXCKSS VICTUIUA SISTER OF KING OF ENGLAND DIES Princess Victoria, of Windsor, WIio Long Shunned Public Life, Succumbs at Her Cottage Home. (By Ualtcil PIFM.) LONDON, Dec. Princess Vic- toria, eldc.'tl o.r the two surviving sisters of King George V, died to- day after a severe slomacli hem- orrhage at tier home In Ivor, Buck- inghamshire. "Her royal holiness tlieil n peace- ful death at ;U5 n. said a bulletin is'.siicd Hi Prin- cess Victoria's moilcst home eigh- teen mites west of London. Site was 57 years old, throe years younger than the monarch. I3ccaiise of her dcalb, King George abandoned ills plan to par- IJdiiatc iti today's ceremonial open- ing of parliament. Heading of Iho "king's speech" wns delegated to Viscount Hailsham, lord chancel- 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 Eng- [and on a private visit. Princess Victoria Alexandria Olga Mary of Windsor wns born July 0, 1808. in Marlborough house, where she spent most of her life with her mother, the Into Queen Alexandra. as she wns called by her family, was less in the public eye than any member of the royal family. So completely was her life devoted to hr.r father, the Into King Edward VII, and to her mother after Alexandra was wid- owed in 1910, tlmt she was 55 years old before she hnd a home of her own. Then she bought the Buck- inghamshire cottage, where her staff was restricted to a man who cared for a few Guernsey cows, gardener and a few bouse ser- vants. Tlirmifflinul her life she was an object of romantic interest to the British public because of a report that an unhappy love had slmd- 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 lliat day, a king's daughter could not marry U'ith propriety. Whether the reports were b.-iscil upon fact or were mere gossip Is not known; but the fact remained (L'imllnlicd on column ft) George V., In Speech From Throne Opening Parlia- 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 Per- son and All Elaborate Pomp and Splendor of Traditional Opening of Parliament Is Omitted. DROP IN MERCURY SIGNAL FOR FIRES Sudden drop in Ihe mercury usually is attended by calls to city firemen lo quench flue fires, re- sulting from hard firing. The pasl 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 aclion, all thc liros pnrlcd were for j Firemen from No. station used i chemicals for a flue fire ai, the home of Mrs. K. J. Smith, 1503'.: Tenth street, at 10 o'clock yester- day morning. j .ast evening al fi.lo o'clock lire- men from No. station tiscrl chemicals for a fliic Ore al Ihc home of A. W. Wagner, 30S Walnul avc- 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 7.-U o'clock last evening for a flue fire. Kircmcn from No. 5 uscil chemicals. An alarm from box No. S3 at Ninth avenue and Nineteenth slrcct j al 7.57 o'clock last night took com-1 panics Nos. 5 and 6 and truck BJ lo Ihc scene. There was no tire. Kircmcn from No. 1 station used chemicals for a flue fire at the home of Mrs. Kale Nichols. Wash- ington avenue, al n.30 o'clock last night. This morning at o'clock fire- men from No. 1 were called to Ihc home of .1. Bud Breiuciistcin, 1206 Fourteenth street, where a burn- ing pan on an electric stove caused a scare. The firemen were not in service. BULLETIN. PARIS, and Hrilain Iwluy decided io stib- tnil a new peace plan lo Italy before embargoing oil and in- creasing Ihe scvcrily of sunc- liiuis. By II. I.. I'lillCV, Slair Correspondent. ICotiyrlsht. 1U35. by Unlttil Press.) LONDON, Dec. George pledged Great Britain forcefully and unequivocally today to Ihe gov- ernment's Arm policy in Ihc Italian- Ii'lhiop'.n 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 chan- cellor, thc king committed the counlry to: Firm support of the League of Nations. in coopera- tion wilh olhcr counlrics of the lenguc covenant, with its Article XVI providing for penalization ot a war mukcr. of It? influence in favor of an Italinu-Kthiopian peace acceptable lo Italy, K'hiopia and thc league. _ A Fourth "Urgently nccc'ss strengthening of the national lenses In order to fulfill its inte: nntiounl obligations under Ihe cov' cnaiil and lo safeguard Ihe I'nrup Is Oniillcil. ft was lo have been a slate open- 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 th6 floor 6f th6 house of lords, where tho two houses, lords and commons, met In a joint which nmy go down in history as a war parlia- ment. Because of the death today of the king's sister, Princess Victoria, be did not attend and thc peeresses were not present. Lord Halishain, 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 pro- nouncements of n government but a power which is the symbol of Ihc nalional unily. Usual Peaceful Opening. The speech opened wilh Ihe cus- tomary: "My relations with foreign pow- ers continue to be friendly." II went (lircclly Into llic Italian- Ethiopicin crisis: "My government's foreign policy will as heretofore be based on firm support of the League of Na- tions. They will remain prepared lo fulfill In coopcraliou with olner members of the league the obliga- tions of thc covenant. In particu- '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 slalcs members of the league cerlain measures of an eco- nomic and financial'nature in re- gard to Italy. At the same time they will continue to exert their influence in favor of n peace ac- ceptable lo Ihc Ihrcc parties of the dispute, namely, llaly, Ethiopia and the League of Nations." Then the king turned to thc five power naval conference to be open- ed Dec. 9. with thc United States, Japan, France, Italy and Britain represented. He said: "My government have issued in- vilalions to Ihe governments of oilier countries which were parties to llic Washington and London naval treaties to attend a confer- 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 invi- lalions to this conference have been accepted and I trusl lliat its labors will be crowned with success." National Defense. After Ibis paragraph, the king devoted the following one to the national defense: "The fulfillment of our interna- tional obligations under thc cove- nant, no less than the adequate safeguarding of my empire, makes it urgently necessary that the de- ficiencies of my defense forces should be made good. My minis- ters will in due course lay before (Cotilinucd mi 19, column S) WKATHFH fOKECAST. WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. Western Pennsylvania-Light snow loniglit; much colder in north por? lion; Wednesday, cloudy and cold- er with snow flurries near Lake Eric. Eastern snow tonight and probably Wed- nesday morning; colder Wednesday.