Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on May 2, 1930 · Page 25
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Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 25

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Friday, May 2, 1930
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Senator* VPho'JI Prob<* Postofjtot HOOL SPOT foothills for Europeans During Siazltog •fcttre r, D. C., May 2. ! fcrjwllng, India, Is headquarters just •""-*~ tot the- ambitious international t to conquer Klnchinjunga., tow- peak of the Himalayas that Is Scant thousand feet lower than Everest Ordinarily, it Is pointed a bulletin from the Washing. C. headquarters of the Na- Oeographlc society, the town Is arters for officials and well-to- dents of Calcutta, and eastern o seek to conquer the sizzling of the Indian summer. k* Simla, 700 miles farther west, rlnagar in Kashmir, Darjeeling gtxJsend to perspiring Europeans sttust spend the hot period in sa ys tne bulletin. "But it Is than a cool retreat: it is a ess observation post, when the permit, for the mightiest moun- cenery that the world affords. -flve miles to the northward, deep chasms and beyond' tier •&W tier of foothills, rises Kinchin- jfrnfa, 28,156 feet high, buttressed by half a dozen peaks from 20,000 to 24,- ObO feet in altitude. i " "'Dwjeellng stands on a sort of •tage before and above which sweep th«,*mphitheater slopes of Himalayan heights. The town Is perched on and astrifle a steep ridge of the Himalayan foothills that rises about 7,000 feet from the Bengal plains. On the side toward the mountains the ridge drops »>ay for approximately 6,000 feet forming what might, in American terminology, be called 'the Grand Canyon of the Ranjit,' but whose heavily forested slopes and tropically \uxttflant floor earns in India the more poetg: name of 'Vale of Ranjit. 1 ^"Itils across this Titanic valley and feeyoad other ranges of foothills lower than that on which Darjeeling sits, Sat* one looks, to mighty Kinchin- juttga. The eye therefore sees a rise of .approximately 27,000 feet, a range «f Mtitude to be seen In few if any other places in the world, since most Of the highest mountains rise from ifof-tjp plateaus. •i" "Darjeeling has characteristics nn- Uk* ;> those ,of most towns. It can fikrdly be said to have streets. Most '0f;the buildings face on paths or walks which run along the main ridge and out on to its minor spurs, or work their way by serpentine routes to other paths that cling to the steep <ides of the slopes. Steps, too, serve to place of roads, connecting terraces that rise one above the other. One of the few carriage roads is a driveway that ekirts the lower end of the main ridge and leads below to the suburb Letx>ng and its barracks for British lioMiers. , "The villas, bungalows, shops, gov- 4111111601 buildings, hospitals, churches, •chads, barracks and native huts that.jnake up Darjeeling and its sub- nn pendant communities, like saddle-bags thrown over the Dwellings are scattered down Che-" Mopes for a thousand feet, the y'OU&d floors of one tier on a level irlth. the roofs of the next tier below. • ' If one must cover much space in Dar- JeeUng 1 he rides on pony back or la Carried in a litter by four servants. i I 1 ' '.The center of Darjeeling is Ob < ifervatory hill, v a knoll on the crest / . itt 'the ridge. Topping the knoll is a - - Buddhist monument, and surrounding tt is' a small forest of staffs . from 5 'hlfh. prayer flags flutter their sup- Ications. From the benches near the Charge/ of fraud In the Completion of postofflco le«««* held by the tJJVMnnient will ^ '"™;«***?* special senate committee pictured above, left to rl«ht are SenfttM feUJt Mebert «' ****%£ to "2i. s John J. Blalno of Wisconsin, chairman of the committee! Senato* Walter *. George df Georrla, »Ba Senator Carl Hayden of Arlcon*. V.,,• ' '• Will Radio to Moon native squats over the forward buf- 'ers of the little locomotive and rickles sand on the rails -when the wheels slip. "The train first penetrates dense, Iger-infested forest, crossing ,many ravines with tumbling water far be- ow. Later It comes out 'on to the sunny slopes of the open tea fields and works its way through these to the :rest of the ridge." ' I . ... . i i p IS SEEKING RELATIVE. Inquiry IB Made to Whereabouts of Rosalie Stephens Walters. Mrs. E. A. Wiley of 108 Second street is Seeking Information as to the whereabouts of a relative, Mrs. Rosalie Stephens Walters, who formerly lived In this city and from whom she has n6t heard for some He doesn't expect the man In the moon to'listen, but.Dr. A. Hoyt Taylor, above, of the V. S. naval research bureau laboratories, Washington, plans to send a radio message to the moon—260,000 miles away —just to prove It can be done. He believes the moon will reflect the radio slgnal"back to the earth In two and four-fifths seconds after Its departure. monument one may sit, when mist and' clouds do not interfere, and take advantage of Darjeeling's best view of mighty Kinchinjunga and its fellows. But often the vigil is fruitless. It is only for relatively brief periods during spring and early winter that one may be sure of long, uninterrupted views of the towering granite and Ice walls and snowy slopes tp the north. "While on the steamy plains of Benr gal, a few miles away, the mercury climbs in summer above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, it seldom tops 75 degrees at Darjeeling; and in winter 35 degrees marks the low point of the temperature range. The unpleasant feature of the weather is furnished by the heavy rains. Ten feet of water fall each year, and some of the storms are violent. Darjeellng's name means 'Place of the Thunderbolt.' Four- fifths of the year's precipitation falls between the first of June and the last of September. "One of the sights of Darjeeling Is its .bazaar, especially on Sundays. It is held in a little square on the relatively level floor of a little hollow between two minor spurs on the west slope of the ridge. Along the outskirts of the square are native shops and. a Hindu temple. ,In r the open space squat natives from ' the surrounding hills .and mountains with all manner of goods beside them. On Sundays the square is choked with a throng of laborers from the adjacent tea fields. One sees Lepchas, the meek aboriginals of the Sikklm valleys; Bhutias, more energetic Immigrants from southern Tibet, who have dominated the Lepchas; and Nepalese, the most efficient of the lot. Among these broad-faced easterners Is a sprinkling of British soldiers, Bast Indians from the plains, world travelers, and the men, women and children of the families of British Officials and foreign diplomats. "Getting to Darjeeling involves a trip on a little tpyllke railway with two-foot gauge that winds from the village of Siliguri on the plains, to the crest of the Darjeeling ridge. The little road scorns racks and pinions and conquers the stlep slope by many, a snaky fold. It does, however, employ a picturesque substitute for cogs. A SHOES FOB ENTIRE FAMILY Prices Make % Pairs Possible Visit Our. Bargain Basement 1417 Eleventh Aye., Altoona living Mrs. Walters would be about 70 years of age. Mrs. Wiley will greatly appreciate any information regarding the whereabouts or. Mrs. Walters. CENTRAL AFRICA HAS GREAT PARK King Albert of Belgium Establishes One In Belgian Congo Similar to U, 8. National Parks. GIVES XIBRARY TO PUBLIC. BEDLEFONTE, May 2.—The will of the late Dr. Robert M. Beach, filed at the courthouse several days ago for probate, disclosed that his thoughts for educational facilities for future Bellefonte were paramount in his mind in the last years of life. The will disposed the' extensive library which Dr. Beach possessed at his home. Provision is made that Dr. Beach's wife retain as mueh of the library as she desires, that a certain portion be deliy-. ered to Bryn Mawr college and the balance made available for a free public library in Bellefonte, should council see fit to establish such an Institution. If a library is not established here, then the will stipulates that the books set aside for Bellefonte be turned over to the public library of Cambridge, Mass., Dr. Beach's former home. WASHINGTON, D. c., "Central Africa's first national -park created by the .king of Belglttm In the Kivu district of the Belgian Congo, may be considered in a sen's* an offshoot .of the national pafik 8ystehi and the wild animal refuges of the United States," says a /bulletin from the Washington, D. C., headquarters of the National Geographic society. "The Belgian king showed a keen interest in thft several national parks he visited during a trip to America some years ago, and .later sent a representative to Washington to confer with national park officials. .. "The park as first proposed In 1923 had an area of about one hundred square miles. After i " preljminary studies of the flora and fauna of the surorunding region the' reservation was brought up to Ahe present area of approximately 780 square miles. 'This is equivalent to a square plot of/territory 28 miles oA each side, a region more than half as large as Rhode Island. The park is not all in one piece but consists of three tracts Ijflhg between the southern shore of Lake Edward and the nothern shore' of Lake Kivu. The northern part of the reservation thus lias only a few miles south of the equator. - • "The primary function of the Albert National park is to serve as a A refuge for gorillas, for It is In this region that these 'huge manlike creatures thrive best in Africa. It was found, however, that in the comparatively small area between the two lakes' are such varied natural conditions that they form 'an epitome of Central Africa. Naturalists assert that in the new park may be found almost every plant and all of the characteristic animals of the central portion of the dark continent. The park embraces lakes, marshes, grassy plains, dense 'forests' and mountains which extend above the tree line. Upon the shores of Lake Edward are herds of hippopotami, on the plains are lions and herds of antelope, in the forests are elephants and buffalo. It is in the forests also that the gorillas roam. "Since scientists have been studying the goi^lla in his home near Lake Kivu opinions in regard to this huge creature have changed radically. It is found that he is not the fierce, dangerotts animal that he was once be- lievld to be, but that instead he will not molest man unless cornered. The ffff^WgS^ *tudy the Hie Mbfts of B _.. laboratory Wttt be erectedattj at the dispowl of visiting r- "The feglbtt'W the AlbWft -j-.-.-g ttark 18 of liftfe economic Vanw I "is belleviStrinat the Wtthdr*w*l, Its area will «»t be a seHOiM ntyw- ttiip'to the natives °* t i?,, dl J?^ lf \'26»>,£ few tribe* of Fygmfes ^111 be !*»'«• the reseri*tl6rt ? l» the belief.thatJft««e little people Will find th«;ftW* ft »afe haven froftl advahclng clTlflsatiOfl. •^'Stringent ruW* have been.Mo^Wd to safetuatd,animal and plant life in the new parlf, and Its scenic beautlw. Except by written permit no one XMlI be allowed to WB any animals olf to oiit afty plants within the ^bouiWAries of'the', reservation and no excavations can be rnftde. the region will be —- IEW 5o< PACKAGE Beau Claire I Hosiery t$i.oo All colon. 1309 ELEVENTH AVENUE up -Tomorrow-Saturday! An Offering that Will Convince You to SHOP ATNUGENT'S BEFORE YOU BUY! 500 NEW SILK DRESSES The NEW Prints! The NEW Ensembles! The NEW Dots! 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