Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on November 4, 1929 · Page 3
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Monday, November 4, 1929
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^ni^^r^^s^&^^^^^^r^^^^^^^^u^ty^^^^i^jif" * t 1 „ < st* • ^'•r, * ^*ityV/* tr , V';/,'' >\f" f "-," ' ''* • -'.i 1 ' T, AtYbQNA . . NOVEMBER 4> 1929 ; :•:»<;?¥ j ;>fcff,»l RADIO PAN BETTER OFF THAN BRITISH After 10 Years In Europe American Newspaperman Presents Comparison of Broadcasting Service. Wf elcome "Land of the Soviets" "•"his tg the last of flvo articles by x "Mton Bronnor, European manager .-•/ Vhe Altoona Mirror and NEA fVervlce,'in which ho describes his VnprcssioiiD of America when he re- txrned after spending nearly n decade lii Europe, .>.» MILTON BRONNEH, yKA. Service European Manager. LOUISVILLE, Nov. 4.—In America the radio is more or less of a joy. In England, it's more or less of a bore. Which may qr may not account tor the fact that most Arterlcan 5 homes seem equipped with radio sets, whereas ih England folks are just beginning to buy them, In England broadcasting is a monopoly in the hands of the British Broadcasting company, which in various •ways is hooked up with the government and partially controlled by it. Every owner of a radio set has to pay the government an annual license of $2.50. In tho district of London, the most vastly populated area in the ' world, the radio owner gets the London program, or the one sent out from Daventry, which in many ways is a replica of the London one. So that the merry Londoner almost has the choice of London or nothing. The B. B. C., as the broadcasting company is popularly or unpopularly known, gets up its own programs. And they are so poor that even the London papers often rebel. A program such as the American •radio fan takes for granted would send a Briton into flutters of delight.- The difference is one'of meth,od. Over here, there are various broadcasting stations which are paid big money to put on programs furnished by big advertisers. And these advertisers, in addition, pay big money to the artists who furnish their program, I understand that to pay Paul Whlteman for jazz or Damrosch for his famous orchestra or Sousa for his great military band a price in flve figures for eight concerts of one hour each is quite an ordinary thing. Such prices would seem to the English the most prodigal extravagance. If the good Londoner gets fed up •with the program of the B. B. C., his only recourse is to change his wave length and try to 'pick up Berlin or 'Paris or Madrid. Another difference that strikes the explorer of his own country is the high prices paid by Americans for better class radios. The English go in for the cheaper kinds. Americans are more or less settling down to paying at least $150 for a radio set. The radio for the American almost seems to have become one of life's necessities. A scene of wild commotion marked tho arrival of the huge monoplane "Land of the Soviets" at .Curtlss field, Long Island, at th'e end of A 12,600-mile eastward flight from Moscow. Above you nee tho Russian aviators emerging from tlie cabin of their "plane Immediately after landing while a throne milled . about the large ship, battling guards aid shouting "Cossacks!" at police who .strove to clear a path for the airmen. Pictured at the right at the end of their trail-blazing Inter-continental air voyage are E. V, Sterllngoff (left), navigator; Fhllip E. Baltov (center), assistant pilot; and A. Shestokov, chief pilot. THIS AND THAT?, In Montfose, Scotland, one Ulysses Johnston attempted to get Hd of a car. Model: 1910 two seatcr. Falling to sell or give the vehicle away, ho drove it to the top of Montrose cliff, jacked up the rear wheels, started the car. After considerable effort, he got the engine running smoothly, hopped out, jerked the jack from under the axle, took a motion picture of the machine as it took the IfiO foot dive. Scotsman Johnston then crawled down the face of the cliff, set fire to wreck. * » • In Manhattan one Arthur Johnston, also a Scotchman, defended himself against a suit for divorce, brought on by his wife. Claimed she: That her husband arose before the, alarm clock made its orison, to save tho spring; that he would buy her no carpet sweeper, lest it wcnr out the rugs; that on the Fourth of July he would buy the chlldrert no firecrackers, but would run about the house shouting "Boom!" In Lanarkshire, Scotland, 1GO pupils were forced out of school as the result of a disagreement with tho school authorities. Rece»lly the pupils gathered together, made a wild but concerted rush on the school, forced their way in, opened classes. # * • In Brooklyn one William E. Taylor, subway train conductor, stepped Into a photomaton to purchase a quarter's worth of his pictures. Noticing a sign whU:h offered a trip to Florida for the funniest facial picture, dropped into a box beside the machine, Conductor Taylor gave his features a twist, pressed the lever, dropped his photo Into the box. Later he found he had won the prize. Owners of the photomaton chortled, said that the twist was unnecessary. BEARS AND RABBITS ARE PLENTIFUL IN CLARION CLARION, Nov. 4.—Bears are plen-: tlful in Clarion county this fall. Jess Sarvey met one in the Clarion cemetery while driving through that way. Another was seen by Edgar Hugus just outside of Clarion. The bear crawled down the bank at the Ebenezer spring at • the Clarion river and crossed the highway in front of the car. Mr. and Mrs. George Berlin of Knox, encountered three black bears while visiting their hunting, camp a few miles from Clarion. Rabbits also are plentiful. The hunting season opened Nov. 1. SECRETARY OF BOYS WORK WANTS A THOUSAND CLUBS HARRISBURG, Nov. 4.—A thousand boys' class sponsored by the 130 city and railroad Y. M. C. A.'a In Pennsylvania has been set as a goal for the fall campaign, by Charles E. ROYAL POLYNOMENS. The full name of Prince Umberto of Italy, recently engaged to Princess Marie of Belgium, is His Royal Highness Prince Umberto Nicola Tommaso Giovanni Maria, while that of the princess Is Marie Jose Charlotte Sophie Amelie Henriette Gabrielle. Their ages are 25 and 23. i Jt Get That New Atwater Kent Radio At GEORGE MYERS 1507 Fourth Street Hardware * Radio Co. J. E. HEAPS Electric Co* Member Blair County Radio Dealers Association 1004 Chest. Ave. Below Postoffice Authorized Dealer for ATWATER KENT RADIO Ford, state secretary of boys' work. There are now 284 Hi-Y clubs and 401 Pioneer and Comrade groups and E mployed Boys' Brotherhoods in Pennsylvania. BEST RADIO FEATURES FOR (Copyright, 1920, by United Press.) WOR, Newark, only, 8 p. m.—Dedi- cation Carnegie Hall organ: Oratorio society with Damrosch conducting. WJ75, NBC network, 8.30 p. m.—Con- cert orchestra. WEAF, NBC network, 9.30 p. m.— General Motors Hour: Sousa and His Bnncl. W.IZ, NBC network, 10.30 p. m.—The Empire Builders. WEAF, NBC network, 11 p. m.— Opening, Chicago civic opera: Portion of Verdi's "Alda". Andrew Jackson was the oldest man who was ever president of tho United States. He lacked only 11 days of being 70 when he left tho White Now You Can Wear FALSE TEETH With Real Comfort Fnstocth. a now, plcnsfint powder, Kcrps tooth firmly act, Dcortorlzcn. No gummy Knory, panty taste or forllng. To eat nml latiKh In comfort Juflt sprlnltlo n little Fas- tc-oth on ytiur plates. Get It today at Yocum A. Kopp or any other drug store. IN HOLLIDAYSBURG Yon Will Find the Ne* AT WATER-KENT Screen-Grid Radio at R. £. WILLIAMS' ELECTRIC STORE 216 Allegheny St. Phoiie 590 •IF Conk tho Modern Way With n H6T POINT ICI.KCTRIC RANGE J. E. Heaps Electric Co. 1004 Chestnut Avo. Phono 2-1022 Be A Winner! $300 in Cash Prizes W. S. AARON Modern Home Furnishers Since 1890 1429 Twelfth Ave. I 1 Christmas ? Treasure Hunt Contest < *w IN ROARING SPRING See and Hear The New ATWATER KENT Screen-Grid Radio at MILLER ELEC. CO. Phone 29 IN JUNIATA See arid Hear The New ATWATER KENT Screen-Grid Radio at FOUST'S DUUG AND MUSIC 8TOHE 012 Second St. I'hone 3-9598 REMEMBER! When You Buy An KENT SCREEN-GRID RADIO "IT I/ ALL-ELECTRIC" To obtain the Best ELECTRICAL SERVICE—Be Fair to Yourself, for Only An Electricaj Store That Employs Electrical Radio Experts Can Render Efficient Service. The Spence Electric Store is one of AHoona's largest, oldest und ,nost reliable Electric Stores. Our success Is attributed to "SERVICE"—When considering buying a radio the most essential—"SERVICE" should be considered first. You can select YOUR cabinet when you select I\ENT SCREEN-GRID RADIO COME IN TODAY AND SEE THE MANY EXQUISITE MODELS Highboys, lowboys; period pieces; trim compile! mydcrnibms! TheXE SPENCEELECTKICSTORE 12th Avenue RADIO-SERVICE WITH A SMILE f)ia1 »<•*»•• <rmW*BMw Member Blair County K«uHo Dealers Associations **••»» Handbags, $2.95 In black, tan, or brown. Also black suede bagn with fancy ornament and lizard trimming. —Mnln Floor. 'YOU WILL LIKE "MERVILLE" HOSIERY 5 KLINE BROS Hosiery Repaired In twenty-four to thirty- six hours. Lowest prices. Main Floor. THE "HOSIERY" STORE Women's Full Fashioned Silk Hosiery, $1.00 Full fashioned service weight silk hosiery with a narrow lisle garter top and lisle sole. All the new Fall shades. Merville Silk Hosiery, $1.35 Flinch Heel — Pointed Heel Exclusive In Altoona At Kline Bros. . . "Merville" full fashioned pure thread silk hosiery, famous for beauty and service. All the new fall shades. * Women's Service Hosiery, 59c Double pointed black heel service rayon hosiery, in gun metal, dust and all the new fall shades. Women's Rayon and Wool Hosiery, 79c Trim fitting warm rayon and wool hosiery with fashioned seamed back. All the new fall shades. Misses' Lisle Stockings, 39c Fine mercerized lisle stockings that retain their lustre after washing. All the new shades. Sizes 6 to 10. Boys' Golf Socks, 50c Boys' Stockings, 25c Fall and winter weight golf socks, in a splendid assortment of new patterns. Sizes 1 to 12. " Men's "Cashmere Socks, 50c "Lashers" fine cashmere wool socks, made with special woven heel and toe. Black, oxford gray and natural. Sizes 9J/-S to 12. "Parker Knit" black ribbed school stockings, made with double woven knee, heel, and toe. All sizes 6 to 11 1 / 2 . Men's Woolen Socks, 25c Black or blue, part wool socks, in a medium weight for every day use. Sizes 9'/. to 12. Men's Lisle Socks, 25c Fine mercerized lisle socks, made with double woven sole, heel and toe. Black, navy, grey, white and tan. Sizes 9j/£ to Men's "Monito" Socks, 50c "Monito" fancy lisle and fancy woolen mixed socks in a new assortment of patterns. Sizes 9^ to 12. KUnn Hron.—Main Floor. Silk Frocks It is seldom, indeed, that we are privileged to offer such wonderful values as these in Misses' and Women's New Silk Frocks. It is the culmination of a most concerted effort to provide something very "unusual" in our dress section. Really $10.00 models—the newest and smartest it is possible to obtain. Every new trimming detail—every new style variation—every new rich Autumn shade— in ensembles, sports and dressy models. Velvet combinations, flat crepe, tweeds and beautiful satins. Sizes 16 to 44. Kline Bros.—Second Floor. Fur-Trimmed Coats Here are coats that really look like twice the price. A personally selected group— each chosen for its smartness of style; its fashionable color and correct trimming details. Coats for every fall and winter occasion. Many are elaborately furred, others simply tailored for sports and street wear. Shown in black, the rich American shades and jaunty mixtures, also chinchilla. Complete range of sizes for miss and matron. From 16 to 42. To see them is to fully appreciate the greatness of the values. Kline liroB. — Second Jfloor. Roller Towels 45c Boot 1 Mills roller towels, very soft and absorbent. Kitchen Towels, lOc Cotton kitchen towels, colored stripes or checked. Linen Huck Towels, 49c Pure all linen huck towels, desirable size, good grade, fine huck. Bath Towels, 29c Heavy absorbent turkish towels, white with attractive borders, size 22 by 44 inches. KlJiio liroH.—Lower i'loor. Linen Table Damask $1.79 -*- Yard Regularly $2.25 An unusual value in this bleached snowy white fine heavy damask, 70 inches wide. Dinner Table Cloths, $6.^3 Fine snowy white Irish linen damask cloths rich satiny luster, size 70 by 88 inches. Table Napkins, $4.98 Dozen Pure all linen table napkins, assorted patterns, size 20 by 20 inches, heavy quality. Crash Cloths, $1.49 All linen crash cloths, size 54 by 70 inches, handsome colored borders and checked. KUue uros.-i.oww fi

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