Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on May 2, 1930 · Page 29
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Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 29

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Friday, May 2, 1930
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> * 1830, By Ncfr Y6rlt San.) t. May a.—the Inter* Settlement, within the boan . Jt whose hybrid and cosmeito district dwell approximately 900,- «f Create* Shanghai's two»aiW-a- f minion population, Is ruled by.fc r oligarchy without a parallel world. ['Although inside these few hundred "• tare blocks of terrltory-twiginally id flats granted by a disdainful ..inese government In the middle Jneteenth century to a handful of 'barbarian traders"—there exists, the eatest concentration of wealth in ilna today; the city actually Is gov- ed by a handful of foreign rate- /efs. At the recent election for imbership on the Shanghai munlci- y council only 1,350 votes were Jled. The municipal council In Its com- Jsition is British, American and 'apanese. Of the nine members of the puncil who are elected by the ratfe- .yerS flVe are British, two Ameri- .n and two Japanese. There are iree bther members of the council, Mnese, recently granted seats as, jpresentatives of their countrymen, 'ho compose more than 95 per cent f the population. There are living here in Shanghai Hundreds of foreigners who themselves •ilmve only the haziest notions of the Tltrueture upon which rests this prac- 'Mcally Independent state. There are i'Jand-renters, rate-payers, electors, ioreign persons and Chinese." Some Jfcrho may be either- land-renters or ^fate-payers of the higher grade, are rfellgible to the municipal council. Oth- i*rs, who may be either land-renters fbr rate-payers of the lower grade, Jh'hile not eligible to membership on tithe* council, have the right to vote, *Sr elect: they are called "electors." Srhere is a third class, which is called Jbrdinary foreigners, or "persons liv- .ing within the settlement." f The municipal council does not even Represent the foreigners, except a ^privileged group. Actually the gov- •trnment is .manipulated by less than tone-tenth of 1 per cent of. the population of the settlement. • The Chinese Ifepresent the fourth class, or, more ac- fburately, are not classed at all. '.In She settlement they are, politically at Jfcny rate, regarded as outcasts, serfs, (tionvoters. They have no civic rights, Although they pay taxes on approxi- pnately 80 per cent of the property— rtvhlch must be owned, however, (through the "courtesy" of foreigners 'willing to register it in their own 'names through their consulates. The See charged by foreigners who grant [these "courtesies" varies from 5 per Jcent to 20 per cent of the value of .the property. - t( Each year about $500,000 is expend- fcd by the council for "education," of •which more than 70 per cent goes to •ihe^ benefit Of foreign children. Ex- j>enditures for hospitals are in much JtheOsatne proportion A municipal li- Jfcrary maintained at the expense of All taxpayers ..keeps only English lan- J^uage books, and_ out of 1,000 subscribers only about thirty are Chinese. >':, Although - prac'tically all foreigners dn the settlement are nationals of gov- wrnments republican, or at least representative in form,'it is (furious to »ote that here they live, quite placidity, in an anamolous situation which •amounts t* one of the narrowest Oligarchies in existence. It is against JhiB system which the national'"gov- , irnment and the Kuomihtang is in 4*vttt loday. Branding the.settlement •sltfui anachronism carried over from 4h«| era. of .feudalism, they are de- Tnandihg-^ih'at the administration be Bade".-properly representative of the ' " ' e., that it be composed stly of Chinese officials. 1 With the passing of extraterritorial- ftyvj-ights for .foreigners — which seem to be doomed, according to the promises for "grandual relinquishment" made in recent notes on the subject 't^'the national government from the powers — the status of the Internation- aKSettlement undoubtedly will be Radically revised. An immediate turnover to Chinese control is, however, tu»«kely. 'Theoretically the consillar body of Shanghai, composed of consuls representing the nations still enjoying ex- $k'territorially privileges in China, exercises control over the municipal co.unci!, and is in turn under orders, Ofl, course, from the foreign ministers in: China. But actually no direct cori- last exists between the governing body of the settlement, and the va- fJdua foreign- governments, nor does thl? Chinese government recognize the municipal council directly. The position of the latter is, as a' matter of f*ct, a poser; It exercises supreme authority. within the settlement, authority supposedly delegated to it through Rlno-f oreign treaties. Yet it has no official relations cither with China of foreign governments, neither of which, theoretically, recognizes its existence. •'.'Because of this peculiar isolation of &4i settlement authority • many -have SaOed .the foreigners' Shanghai a "free <j|ty." This is not truly the case,' but U .the little group whiph. ppntrpls it ewer decides to maintain its independence — as it well might- do -in -case the pressure for Chinese representa- tj«n become unacceptable — the world WJJ1 be faced with one of the strang- ejft and most complicated legal and dilHomatic problems conceivable. And It may quite possibly happen yet, thjnk many of the well-informed, that this richest city in China, nominally Chinese territory, protected by fopeign gunboats, controlled by a combine of international business Inter- cats, one day wil) , declare .itself .an ^ #t J* S* ji"^^ ^f-i ^*" t <J ~* *~ J ' * * \U t " ^ * » * ™ V v *"• Sid* G/anew--By George Clark Activity In amateur sports Indicates spring. DOUGHBOY GIVEN FRENCH CHATEAU . By *AtJL H. KINO, Stalt Correspondent. 8*. LOUIS, May 2.—Afi America* doughboy Is going back to Fraftice this year to claim a'$27,000 chateau, wilted to hlni by a wealthy Frenchman whose admiration he won during the World War. Charles St. Ziegler, iiow a St. LCuls Insurance man, has received word that Adolphe Bohnet, residing near Arnagg, died at the agfe of 82, willing him the chateau and a plot of ground. When ''the armistice was signed Ziegler was ordered to look >after American property In the Arr/age district. He took lodging With Bonnet and a close friendship Immediately sprang up. "I know Just how Mr. Bonnet felt about giving me the house, although he never mentioned • the subject. He wanted me to have something by which to remember .him, his family and my happy nine months under his roof," Ziegler said in explaining his inheritance. "Sell the place? Not for 'the world. Words can't express how'I appreciate the gift." "Furthermore I Intend to visit the quaint old place this year. It has an income of more than $1,200 a year." "The old gentleman was a tremendous help in settling claims," Ziegler said. The war was over and everyone with a claim was anxious to get as much as possible. I would have had a mighty hard time had it not been for him." .-.-... "When-my outfit was ordered home, he wanted me to stay, but much as I had enjoyed his kindness, I was anxious to get back to the United States." .. •• . "I was pretty young then, less than 20 when I took part in the St. Mihlel drive." Ziegler'a residence in St. Louis came about in almost as unusual manner as his inheritance of the chateau. After returning to the United States Ziegler was signed by the Philadelphia American league baseball club on the strength of his college pitching. Ho was to have Joined.the team in St. Louis, but missing connections in a hotel here -he met an old friend. Following developments resulted in hia remaining in St. Louis. BETTER RELATIONS WITH LAW SOUGHT HARRISBURG, May 2.—Better relations between officers of the~-Iaw and motorists and more general adherence to traffic regulations through persuasion rather than punishment is the aim of S. Edward Gable, president of the Pennsylvania Motor federation. Plain, human courtesy on the part of both motorist and officer will do more to bring this about than will any. other factor," Mr. Gable said today. "The attitude of the motorist towards the officer," he explained, "is usually one of distrust and resentment. This should not be, for the of- fiCer who is worthy of the trust placed in him by his superiors should inspire a respect for the law as much by his attitude, as by his authority. "On the other hand, police officers very often make the mistake of treat- Ing motorists held for a minor infraction, just as they would a dangerous criminal. The man or woman who violates the motor vehicle act by committing some minor offense Is not a criminal. Hp or she has committed a misdemeanor, most often through carelessness or thoughtlessness, which should be taken into consideration by the arresting officer." Mr. Gable said he looks forward to the day when there will be a better spirit of cooperation between officers and motorists. "If both policeman and motor vehicle operators stop to take into consideration the fundamental niceties in human behavior they will get along much better, life will be more pleasant for them and there will be fewer traffic law violations and fewer accidents," he stated. "The motor officer shoum be some-' thing infinitely more valuable to his community or the state than a mere nemesis to wayward motorists. He should be a guardian of the peace, safety and welfare of the traveler. Of course there are cases where the full force of the law Is necessary to cope with the reckless and wanton driver, for whom no mercy should be shown. These are the exceptions, and in such Instances the offender is really a criminal and should be treated as such. "In the less serious cases, however, courtesy on the part of both motorist and officer usually pays. Let's put the relations between police and motorists on a more friendly basis." independent state, and set up a tiny, but enormously wealthy autonomous republic. Seen in this light, the determination of the future status of Shanghai is one of the major issues in the Pacific area. A pair of sharp scissors save much time. ' Grapefruit can be prepared neayy, vegetables cut quickly and cold meat diced for salads or .cream sauce in a jiffy with the scissors. y^s^<^^s>^?-j-j-M>>^-^-i-i-f«av^fva;^-^ DIAMOND FEATURE Way not fcecure this elegant diamond for "her"! It is priced outstandingly low! Easy Credit Terms! A richly engraved 18-Kt. white-gold, set with Urge diamond of the utmost brilliance and perfection! Terms to Suit Everyone Select Your Gifts Now for Graduation Men's Shoes CORRECT LOCATION Stftft ^HltAbELPHlA, 'May 2. — Any doubt in regard to the truth of the fttoty that the hDuse at 239 Arch etfget, in the heart of the oldest section of this 1 city, Is the' birthplace of the. American flag, is discredited by Wliilam A. Carr, president of the Betsy ttoss association, who has collected copifes of documentary letters'and records that he declares disprove assertions to the contrary made by some noted historians. -~ Carr, an attorney here, said that when the association was founded in 1898 several grandchildren of Betsy Ross were still alive and signed affidavits to the effect that she herself told them, as small children, that the house, now a national shrine, was the, one in which the first flag was made. Later, when -historians began publishing statements that the association was mistaken in the location, of the house, Carr decided to do a little Investigating himself. From the public library he secured two city directories, both published In 1785, one by a man named MacPherson and the other by a man named White. In White's directory no address was given for the house occupied by Betsy Ross and her third husband, John Claypoole, but the location was stated to be on the north side of Arch street, between Second and Third streets. MacPherson's directory was somewhat different, giving the house addresses as "running with the sun. MacPherson started with the first house on the' south side of the street and called it No. 1, then ran his numbers out to the end of the street, which was at that time quite short. He then reversed and numbered the houses the other way on the north side of the street, so that the house with the highest number and the house with the lowest number, although one was even and the other uneven were directly opposite each other. This system gave the Claypoole address as 335 Arch street, although It was located east of what is now Third street. Both directories, however, showed that a grocery store occupied the northeast corner of Third and Arch streets and, running with 'the #un," the address was given as 330. Counting back, Carr found that the address of the present shrine would be 335 as given in MacPherson'S directory. "That proves," says Carr, "that we have 1 the correct building. Both directories lead us to the same spot in the end." . The association purchased the four properties west of the old house and last October had the buildings torn down. It hopes to have work on a small part to be laid out on the site completed' in time for dedication at the Flag day celebration June 14. CHICKENS COME HOME. WINDSOR, May 2.—Chickens come home to roost, and even stolen chickens do likewise, according to Roy Coon. He had seven hens atolen from his coops, and was surprised to find all of them back on the roosts the second night after. BEADY FOB TOURISTS. JEFFERSON vCITY, Mo., May 2.— —The state game and fish department and allied organizations-are planning to entertain more than 1,000,000 tourists in the Ozarks region of Missouri this summer and fall. SOUND SLEEPING BABY. f GREAT FALLS, Mont., May 2.— An impact which bowled over a telephone pole fa-iled to disturb th» sweet and sound sleep of baby Switzer. Although knocked from the rear seat of an auto to the floor, the wee one failed even to open its eyes. PRETTY AND COZY COLONIAL HOUSE By COHA W. WII.SON. Written for NBA Service. Native colonial architecture retains Its lead in the favor of American home-builders. The colonial house pictured here, glowing in its white-painted outer walls, green roof and blue-green shutters, would be attractive in any neighborhood. The visitor enters a hall and Im- mediately glimpses a lovely white enameled and red mahogany ptalrway of graceful design leading to the Second floor. At the right Is a living room with an open fireplace and cross current ventilation. French doors lead to a porch which give one vista of the out-of-doors from three directions. . On the left of the hall is a square dining room, a kitchen with a breakfast nook built in, a cold room, a pantry and a large closet. On the second floor are three lovely bedrooms, two of which have cross current ventilation. All are large and well planned for the colonial pieces one would need In huch a house. • Two modern baths accommodate these rooms, i GRUNDY-FOR-SENATOR on your radio tonight and every night (daylight /saving time) Now as always in the past Pennsylvania needs a tariff adequate to protect prosperity wages for the workers in industries, to protect tlje industries themselves ' and to preserve the home markets at good prices for our farmers., , SENATOR JOSEPH R. GRUNDY -candidate for the Republican nomination to succeed himself in the United States Senate, has done and will do more than any other to secure the necessary results. Hear Ira Hurwick, Esq., at 8.15 tonight on WJAS. on t>K t 7.30 tonight FOR DRESS OR SPORT WEAR Choose your footwear from one of these foremost makes Friendly Five ........ $5 Florsheims .... $10 to $12 Stetsons . . . $12.50 to $14 Forty handsome new styles, in the new browns, blacks and sport combinations carried in all^sizes and widths. Expert Fitters to Serve You Young Folks! Are you ready for the marry month of June? And are you ready with a home of your own? If not, it is never too late to select your home from the many homes listed each evening y in the classified columns of the Altoona Mirror. Right now turn to the classified pages and, see the many real home values offered for a small down payment and easy terms for the balance. •v •v V -V Altoona Mirror - "v , The wltTst tne late FMthk A. r — , »6ie, f ayt«f ttf<»8*nl!i f«rhi« wfi« IMf ' week win A *?etifti «t seJM««freteir>' the 6ttce of , * = ...-, t ><*• fcc. s. 1926, and a brBtheif,: .Mfttfey fioefBole, la named exefciiitb^ NO ifiventofy o£ UJIHUOOIMWHV *»C*tF . jj WU ; MWU -**«•.•<••• . " The testator direct* tnmtiifnW Just debts and funeral' e*p|n1Se|!{|*i.p«t«i, ithen provides that M^-'t^^ "-' erty on fhlch he tmM "" " tow.nshlp with all. stbofi: nient go to his brother 1 ,'•—--.— latter to operate the farwi Hi»w»..«, with the net income to gs 'to 1 this ftt* tentloii of his brother, Gebrgtf If th* farm cannot be operated, thMtot* antf '•, equipment are to be «61d art* the W* cfeeds divided equally N between tM brothers and sistew and the. «f«t'w to be rented for the use of Oeorg* Ebersole. , If there Is more profit ;6f feflTfroW the estate, than is needed ftt* laeOTg* It Is to be Invested andjtept until after George's death, theflnt !•' tb B* divided ,among the brothers and., sisters, share and share allke^ ' 0n thi death of George Ebersole^ MIS* MeleB , Ebersole, daughter of Harvey, Is t« succeed him as the beneflclafy of th« income Kom 'the estate and when th« beneficiaries shall all have JtasseiJ. . away, then the residue !• to b* ' divided among the heirs. i ; ; .:• NEW! Early Summer Every express brings us fine new lots of charming early summer bats and yon will marvel that such lovely quality and such smart styles can be offered for so little. 7 ! Remember! every hat is as new as new can be ... all the new spring shades . . . all material! and all head sizes are included at the same little "Dollar" price. Don't judge theie smart hatt b the little price . . . comparUon with others will quickly convince you that we offer un-matchabli values. HATS FOR CHILDREN Cunningly styled haU for littl girls in the most wanted spiin; shades. You'll like them ai wpl as our hats for grpwp-ups. 1212 Eleventh Ave.

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