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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - March 22, 1929, Clearfield, Pennsylvania m Jrni^a^Oi^ Will Be Stii�^d A Unlil Mine Tb FnlljevExpfolred; Jo Ask: Stricter Rules EATALISTiC FAMILIES By CARL L. TURNER I. N. S, Staff Correspondent KINLOCH iilNE. NEAR PARNASSUS, PA.;. March 22.-Rescile te^s have succeeded in clearing this blast-wrecked mine. pf gas ' and de^ bris, and^ it is now only, a matter of time^until the final death toll in yes4 terday's disastrous; explosion is definitely known. Om member. of the team which made its way out of the workings this afternpon to d International KeVs Service that He saw ten more bodies in the mine.. The miners this afternoon. located the fifth body to be removed today, while another man, Lawrence Allshouse. 28. m^de his way to safety after-, being entombed 26 hours. , �(.. With thet removal ^of the, body of John Ambroser loader, of Kinloch, this � afternooBJ from under'.the conveyer at the bottom of the shaft, 27 bodies have been: removed. Best available figures now; indicate that if the ror port that, ten more bodies have been foun^ is;isubs&ntiated, the toll wijl be in theneighborhood of 40 dead, a^d 240 escaped alive. WKINtbCH . MINE, NEAR PAR, I NASSUSi �PA>i'' March 22. (INS.)- Ijjnie,known;death toll of the mine gas If^'^XPlosion bere mounted today to 28, m 3/ whom: 21 :have b�""> �d�ntifl�k^'i j face. BeSciie teams teturning fi�m below reported discovery of the others. No one, not even company officials themselves, know positively how many men are still in the mineJ Dcr puty Coroner (Charles P. Brush of Westomerland Countyi in charge at i the temporary morgue, hazarded guess that there maybe 36; but there were others who thought the number should not be that large. A report reaching the-rerface to the effect that a party of four piiners ,,MIN^7NEABP:j Camp Coil,CompMv mm WM� Pete Mallef^tfacIaBWi-Joseph Meyers, laborer. Dan MolIhlritl^ pitfiper. �William OHfmt, laborer. Charles OBfer, laborer. Ellbworth tetUisoBVpa. George ^Bnuiki, motorraan. JotaRa^y. �tae tocenwB, Barney Bodgers, 4lispatcner. Andrew Siewa, labowr. (Died in New-'Kensmgion Ho*- ^'Sert Tys*. J��d"-A,, , : Wilbert Cayloir, negro, loader. Andrew Zine, machine boss.. One umdentifled. , - Duly Principle Has Been Ac^ cepted? May Balk at Time of Payinenls l!^i^?|HCK PARTISANS J :S??^tiSOB�E r. HOLMES ^ S;!^ Staff Correspondent) W|I^SBINGTON, MfcTch 2a:-Pitk-ing ;;||?fl@f(l^|fiip�j^^^ a mgh job, but ^Pret)ly|Biit>E^|$(>veT has found one eQuallsr^as di{Hwa!t and possibly even more trying. It is the task of selecting theiiien who are to compose his -commissToa to investigate the causes >nif andSthe renedies^^for the wide-fspfead Igwlessaeijs that bas sprung up: in the wake of |>rohibition. � Be devoted � lot of time to con--sidering the m'ake-up of this commis-. SIQB while still a President-elect, .and siwce^his entry into the White: HoiiBe it<ii�s occupied more of his attention than any other single problem, i - ;;Alter weeks of consultations-and investigations, there still remain on his; nearly 100 names, from whJcK^the nine :or eleven will be chc�^ Some decisions are.junderstood toi^bive; been reached but the personnel is still far from complete. He hoj^eS' to' announce it shortly, before the new Congress convenes. vRttghes on World Court ]M[r.: Hoover had hoped to persuade CViurl^B Evans Hughes to head the commissidh. That hope is now understood t6bii,ve been abant^oned. Hughes sidliBvfoi^ Europe on "May 1st to take 'UB'lito duties as a justice on the bench ofltlie-Woirld Couirt,' Whil9 the corainisaion will be fo^ed to investigate all kinds of Ja|rIe8snesB, Mt. Hoover realizes-and sdt dMB 'l^Utical Washington-that in thV.final'aQiUysis it comes down prin-ci^lly1�)): prohibition. Therein lies the dfS^culty;: He hopes to present a com- Princess Kenoke, 14-year-old daughter of Chief-Ernest Osh-kosh of the Menominee Indian tribe, who rlSed recently, baa, assumed leadership of the tribe near Green Bay, Wisconsin tinder a deathbed command bf; her grandfather, Chief Neopit GUERNSDfBM (Continued oti rTwol QUAKER NOT ginin OF CHAR(X THAT HEI RiWibjfflE BIBLE ^READING, PA., Mar. 22 (INS)- Albert Phifer, 66-year-crd iron mold-er, charged with blasphemy of the Bible, was.foundnot guilty by a jury before Judge Frederick Marx here "'this afternoon. The jury deliberated about one hour and 30 minutes, The costs were divided equally between the defoidant and the prosecution. \ "� : READING, PA., Mar. 22 (INS)- The blasphemy case of Albert: Phifer, iron molder, charged with reviling the Bible, was given into the hands a jury of nine men and thrive women in Judge'^Prederick Marx's court shjjrtly after noon here today. Only lour witnesses were called during the' brief time the case lasted. A packed, courtroom of ministers and buei^sB men listened to the trial. Both the court and defense and prosecution counsel decried the publicity given the case. John B. Stevens^ former Berks County - judge, represented Phifer; Phifer did not revile the Bible, Stevens said. He referced to the process of swearing after being quizsed until he was angry.: Both the defendant aind, thp prosiecution witnesses were angry at the time, Stevens said. . Taking-fce stand in his own behalf, Phifer revealed ____^ _____had been raided among the QuakefS-of Chester Cpwn-ty. He asserted his remarks applied to the method of forcing hini to swear as that was against his faith and that be finally affirmed his statement. Phifer, a plain-spoken, thin, gray-haired, mild-appearing matt of ,66 years, is grug arid emphatic in his assertions. He went before Alderman H. M. Mayer last December to put up $300 bail for a'firiend Diaring the course of the proceedings he was asked several questions and became exasperated. Finally ia BiWe was pushed towards him. indicating he was to be sworn. /^Oh, to-with that, I'll, affirm," PhJler roared. ^^I was stunned, Mayer said. Not so, however, with Charies Haim,i.a ^d nine or eleven judicially-minded' people who have been neutral on the queslaon of prohibition, and mKftiaM^'.aame^^ time are big enough :iinfgj^|E|tiiB,.respect hnd confidence tMplioIic generally. Pjut't Kck Drys or Wets If Ae'8gin>ints outstanding prohibi-l tionisj^' the whole investigation at ' caste and affords the sot the opportunity to say icommission is bing "packed" f j^rohibition is being investi-Its friends. al^iT'tij^pQints any outstanding wets, :Uierfi will be loud and immediate wailinftibjj^ the professional drys, the (Continued on Page Six) WiO Ask Indictment Wfttw-yfim Doctor fi|r KiOing Miss Delp Twenty Met Here Yesterday; Elected W. T. Thorpe Prefsident Five People indicted For^dingMurd^ Twenty enthusiastic Clearfield County Guernsey breeders met Thursday afternoon, March 21, in the office of the Agricultuiral- Bxtehsibn- Association at Clearfield and / organized the Clearfield County Guernsey Breeders' Association. The purpose of this association is to promote the breeding and improvement of purebred and grade Guernsey cattle, to aid its members in buying, breeding, and selling first class cattle and to foster the dairy industry in general. Membership in the organization is confined to owners- of purebred or grade Guernsey cattle,'' who use a purebred registered Guernsey bull. A constitution and by-laws were adopted, and the annual membership fee was placed at $2.00 a membei', *ith the provision that half of this amount remain in the County Association, while $1.00 be used for a subscription to the Guernsey Breeders' Journal. It was voted to hold a Guernsey Breeders' Association field day some (Continued from Page Five) mation on Whieh' Opinion of Rev�nii^ COST VSER^m'^a^!^ BY ROBERTA (LN.-S. Staff harriSburg;?)! persistent r^rts that- i four-cent gaaidine tfU^ i the present session of the would be continued for only^^,^ new reports developd toda: would indicate that the-tax continued for the bienniutti within the next week efforts made to acmiaint members tual proposals for the next tMl^JpaK' together with flguqes �baii�m�'; :1|i#: revenue necessary to carry S^Wthf; irogramj; � - � :� - tes"-^'.-� Thus far many meWbers :<.��- the Legislature have found little;rli)t^^data subiiHtted on which to hma�%0i'i^iiS)i'' ion. No drfnite word has comf'np)n any source that a four-cent tl^-;!�fto be asked, ^Some infoit^tm':^^ reached m'embers regaraiiitr^jnhipoih alslor highway work during t mg (bieamum but the &gaie0 have been based on the -** rate and cannot be inte' _ alongside of the proposals biennium. Legislators are to be givSn more information and then tW. le9r<��Bt tax proposition will be bTOtig^t^'^P for discussion on the floor of the House and Senate. No New Bill Possible; . There will be no new tax^,lsi)l .offered. Next Wednesday has Been'4x-ed as the last day for intrddai$tipn of bills in the House and undc^^)R<eiqn-sylvania practices, revenue lwi*rAK measures must orij^nate ^Jm-: lpK��W^-sions for cxeoptiona to �xti�niii<$*aaat^i. "Marrying parsona" oppose th* -bm* cy tax^oT one cent WiH be ��^<W.nhe,mr�jor. Federal and Slate Inspectors Give Local Btoys 88.2 .and Lavish Praise Troop A's official,mting for this yeai: will be as good if not better than the dne niting tltkt was earned last year, according to^:infomiat{on j^ven by Major Whiting, Federal inspecting officer fronr-Philadelphia, afUr he liad thoroughly inspected theiequip-mentr iicraes. and individual troopers jesterdey afte.-noon and laat jn^^^ Colontl Zjer-1 cf Harrisburg^iilUlUect-ing officer for the State orPwnsyl-vania^cxpreHSL'd tba; aame opbilon as over the bo�*�r into  adJnWn^* POTTSVILLE, PA., Mar. 22.- (INS)-The Schuylkill County Grand Jury returned indictments against Warden Haerter of the county prison, Keepers Dominic Cabalia, Roy Green, and C. E. Wilhelm, and Mrs. Clara Fessler, Locust Summit school teach" er, for aiding Alvarez Miquel, condemned murdered, in making his sensational escape on March 9. According to police, Mrs. Fessler confessed to smuggling a revolver into the countViPrison and giving- if to Miquel during a visit. Green was shot by Miq�et;after he had seised the prison guard by the hair and forced him to open the door ^ave him indicted for tiie i^rderVof the girl," State troopers itsifey teJpt close watch oh the:mp.Ye-;jW�M|tii�f Charies T. Belles, Lehigh County; powrwow doctor. .. :Meanwiiile police, city detectives; and attaches of the district attorney's office cbiitittued their efforts to .uncover more evidence linking Bellcis , with tBJB...death of pretty Vetna I C)ctavia Delp, found poisoned n6ar here last Saturday. Police claim they have a strong case from the circumstantial aVidence amassed-but hope to add more evidence before taking BelleB into Custiody. Efforts are being made to batter down the wall of fear aroused' aihdng witnesses questibned when the, name of the pow-wow doctor was mentioned. Gearhnrt claims the witne88es|�re afraid of being "hexed" if' they give incriminating testimony res^rdinc.va hex doctor. thus making the total fojir cent* for the biennium. .: ;^ The'Talbot bill provides for Uta collection of the tax from the dmribtt*-. tors. The Sterling bill provid�i;)k�lle�9 tions from the retailers.-Bothi bills allow certain percentages for ihe/�oI-lectors to reimburse them foii'�the work involved and in paymei^ w the bonds which' they must provioe^:' Sentiment in the Legislature is ^Ufteiy back-of the Talbot bill and it^lSvten-eraUy conceded that the TTAjIfiit-hiU will' be the one to which the amer-gency tax ameodmeBt'Mll bafattach-(ContinaipB Iia�c Fjtl) Des M0m Man FJB^ Here ToQpen Fraoder^s Celebratkm For Flegals Stepping jauntily from the cabin of "The Spirit of Pittflbur^i'? Ryan Entombed 26 Hoinrs, ArihsOfRescuto; Walkslnto Rationed Food KINLOCH MINE, TMUf^^^S^ PA, Mar. 22.-(INS)--�*Witar>aixj hours after he was entombed in-tha' Kinloch mine' blast,. LaWrtftce -AH-house, 38, walked- into tiiili �nn^ ofa' rescue team 8,000 feet firem^ the mouth of the mine at 9:35 a. m, to-and collapsed. >; ^e was revived and ruslMd to the surface, where he was taken to: the emergency first aid station. Word of the miner'a>reaco� spread: like wUdfire tKrough the ifi|*lts of the waiting familito, for they saw in;'AlI-hbnse's escape hope that others > still missing may yet be found* also;, > "I just sat there and4thou^t- there wasn't much I could do,** All-house told International News Service as soon as he regained-his bearings. - ''1 took a few catnaps during the night. Did I think I'd be brought out alive? Well, I knew n�y chMicea , would be better if I stayed in thi I fresh air, because otherwise I knew I'd" be, overcome by aftei^damp. - -Allhouse said he stumbled adniQS the b damp, so I found a temSiy hnttic� that had been built. 3>1.totiBi."a hole in"it, sealed it un aaiihtoont the gas.* h^ inoat|d--the contents of his ner vai!kii^-i�d rationed his food supply i!�***�?y. t� *^ long a#?|Mianble. * As Wftnas he recovered, he "was takefc 1^ his wife and three yoiinir ^)3t3r^- As he puffed contentedly WV^isaret a^ vlBV>n of the bill in the c�ae of'tjuf mentally defective. In her worJc wuh welfare organizations, she poti^M|;�ytt,'mental defectives under herliim|>iave Often-uken out licenses an^.'1�ien ntarried before she knew it, thttaeomplieating' welfare .'work immeaiurably.' A time clauae tmuld make it poMHUe to jpre- ewtonl^lr V^PMUijMtd authijHie Cc priatTott of . . extension service child welfare. It posed .�t Washir strong friends ^ country that has , ing better roadB� betteir eropa^^aM better livestock sheii}i aid in givliur; better care to mother, and their eUl-' dren. Members of thaetttb were eiH pecially interested In- difCuaaioB on this measure. , v Back Uw WdreeaMaf There was general s�|oieta|r erW^ in discussion, of th* jTonea act that places a five-year priaon term end's' fine of $10,000^' on etfnvicted . Uquor law violators. The clitb di>�)S|ed the proposed State enforeeMent 6ode and ........-"--^ telefrara be atHcrri||. you to directed the followi sent to Senatiir H. B. burg: "We are depen* sund by the-State ct and ilo; initjfiict ^ Walker-and wSr'tA. directed virHt�t4ito ' Mathay; ehulrmift of mittee on judiciary g ington, declariB|[ the S to the t^oop and^'bifo^e^d^^^ wdfjreh OA'yon SSwtetivea ir.%its aUo- Jaoob Bonse eom-at Waali-1 atand for missaliCongressman J. Mitchell Chase presented bis cup to Sergeant Lat-shaw, chosen the be&t all-around trooper by the members of the troop for the year 1928. POPIJLAR RIDGWAY WOAUN DIES HERE Club, all especially invited gnesta;ODll addition to the official velceminlg party no less than a score of faiport-ant men of the community wwre in the group whieh gathered at the fly-ing^field. With r. S. Nightingale essaying the role of Buster Keaton in-'^ITie Camera Man" at the crank ofa movfe camera, the opening ceremony of the thirty-fifth anniversary was. made* a matter of permanent record nd the films made will probably be shewn �t one of. the local theatres in the near' future. ; Following a most beautifiililandiae Harris Breth, Me of the Ffead fofte* and EdmondjKerr went al tr%i|te handbills from the iir. The b^ 1^ a delightful and are rariar; to g^o again. . Mrs. Hattie Sowers of Ridgway died at the Clearfield Hospital yesterday of complications, f(blowing trrat-ment at the local institntion over a period of many weeks. During the long time she made periodic tripe here for treatment and observation, Mrs. Sowers made a great many friends, especially among the hospital attaches. Always optimistic and jovial, she was friendly toward att end was a general favorite. - i- The body Iraa taken to Ridgir�r for burial. ^ TORNADO KILLS TWO IN ALABA9U TOWN Plans for plant&itt SB avenue of elms along one of the Ijaaii hictawaya in honor of the de(!eaMl,ji|Sn�eri at the dttV were diaeae�ed:it Mii. W. F. Dague. Twentynilc tuMnere of the dub have died dnriMt clid>'B his- trM-p|^tte|/^yjtatat^ '^^^m^- JR.WO PLAR The Innior, V . a brausd of enter^iiaineht all can ..*..esc attractions are already under (Sontract. Many others are being lined up and before September 10th arrives the Fair"Association wfll have the best program in their history, it is confidently expected; tickeU'threa' Plans vmw a and (Ajwade room- in hospital and forts a�* � money. A meanairaai , ^ whereby some-^d^ raised. PIsns for *: ^^e. Sectional' Woman'a Glnhe of Section win he heWjk 01) April. Btany6f the' ning to attend, tisaiSf-m Clearfield club is one of sevnt.ia this diatriet At the: close of ttoffbsiniss raeet--ing Mrs. Oscar Sch^fer. gave the ctab o very cfimplete, terestingivTesome the operJbfjMe beg^ninig^. aiA times. throQirh thjs: Italian, Krencb; the American: was lautfprod.., pean duetto lade of the America^: operas. "The cln preciatioA.liy rising vote of A very pi followed strawberry served by the, Mrs. C. T. Ktugts,