Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on May 27, 1930 · Page 19
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Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 19

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, May 27, 1930
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Ships From Ail of World's Great Ports Anchor In Ita Harbor to Take on Tea and Rubber. D. C.,' May tf7.— ".Colombo, Ceylon, which was recently threatened by a flood water, Is the capital city, principal gateway, buslJ ness port, and largest cit^ of the island tliat lies Off India's southern tip," says a bulletin'from the Washington, p, C., headquarters of the National Geographic society. "Colombo is about 7,000 mllea from Londbh-j it Is about 9,000 miles from New York; and lies sweltering under a tropical sun just 650 miles north of the Equator. But there are many' reminders of these and other metropolises,of the West In the Ceylon capital. "In the harbor the American flag flies from the masts of ships that a few weeks since nosed their way but of the harbors of New York, Seattle and San Franqlsco. British, French and Italian flags top the masts of Vessels—palatial passenger and dingy tramp—that claim London, Southampton, Liverpool, Marseille and Genoa for. their home ports. Many of these boats are in Colombo owing to the fact that the port Is the headquarters of, tea and rubber companies operating large plantations In Ceylon. "In Crflombo, the traveler sees one of the many cities of Asia where east meets" west. Travelers may hall automobiles and street cars ,at Colombo corners. They may ride thVough wide, modern, streets flanked with handsome Kovernment, bank, and business bulld- •iiigs of western design, and pass parks laid out -according to western plans. They see signs running the length of street car roofs advertising a sure cure for asthma In the same language that would be found on London trams, and • signs in English over doors of stores and pasted to walls. "Shops like those" of New York and London, selling everything from American toothpastes to quaint old native jewelry, beaten brass, boxes made of porcuclne quills, and carved elcph- \anta of many sizes and colors, open on to the pavements between attractive display windows that were un- .known in' Colombo before the British came. The theaters are as inviting as those of the west. Their billboards announce English plays and Hollywood 'rho'vies.' "With all these western touches, however, the traveler ilnds It impossible to forget that he is in the Orient. The surface of the water about arriving 1 foreign vessels in the harbor Is nearly blotted out by swarms of native boats. 'Skippers' of dugouts vociferously offer a thrilling, but safe ride to the shore while others attempt A HO Roe Mis BURROW 6V ~1)SIN(3 H'S iS V6RV HARD SHELL-UKE. S'OME OF , WHITE SWEET CLOVER- SEEP, AFTER A STORAGE OP FIFTV VE4RS, SHOWED A GERMINATION OF ^.-v-^., oA^.^.^-jN^.^^. ~^.., « 9! .Si^ ••-•{; —v"vv*-^-- -s.—•.i"' ->• above the, hips, some fully clothed, but nearly all of them are barefooted. Colombo has nearly a quarter million inhabitants. "Colombo's most marked native quarter Is the Pettah where visitors find an atmosphere strikingly different from that which exists in the foreign and mixed portions of the city. There truly oriental narrow streets, flanked with wlndowless and doorless one-story ' shacks, recall Colombo of the pre-Britlsh era. But even in this district, the development of sanitary conditions, including protection of the great rice bins from rats, has Improved the health of the inhabitants. Bubonic plague has taken a hjeavy toll in Ceylon in the past, but today to dispose of a colorful cargo of the city, although low lying and tropical fruits to passengers and | humid, is ranked with the healthy crews., I cities of its size in the Orient.' "On the corner where the traveler may hire taxis, he may also hire rickshaws; and the modern western street cars'are operated by bronzed orientals. Traffic progress in some portions of the city is slow even for modern vehicles for the native bullock-drawn carts and their masters apparently are unaware of other traffic in the street. "The wide, westernllke streets are shaded, by flowering oriental trees. Handsome residences that would hot bo out of place In any large western city are surrounded by oriental flower gardens and the facades of the modern buildings form backgrounds for an array of bronze-skinned oriental Inhabitants—Singhalese, Tamils, Hindus of various- c,astes, Parsis, and iohammedan Indians. 'Some of them ear only loin cloths, some are naked DANDRUFf AND FALLING HAIR ™ Million* uaelnckyTtfcrfortcalp ~~ ..trouble* and Wkyte-FflX for , •kin •Umenti. Both <old I under MoneyBack Guar* ante*. Barber* or drunlitt tLUCKY T ICIER CORONA The Personal Typewriter 1 New and Second Hand The H. W. McCartney Co. 110? llth Avo. • Altoona, Pa. FUNERAL OF MINISTER. funeral services were held a few days ago for the'late Rev. Dr. Dun- caif'M. Kemmerer, aged 93, of Bel vue, Pittsburgh, the deceased being a native of Schellsburg, Bedford county, and was well known to quite a number of people In. this section of the sta'te. Dr. Kemmerer was for twenty- seven years recording secretary of the Pittsburgh synod of the Lutheran church. He dle'd at the Old Folks home at Zelienople, Pa. KARASEK'S 12th Annual Sale , Pbcketbooks for men and women 49c to $9-.9'0 Umbrellas for the family 89c to $7.98 Luggage . of every description 89c " $29.90 KARASEK'S 1409 Eleventh A Venue «r • f* r • r* r* r • r* r* n r? n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n r 1 r 1 r 1 r 1 TTT* r* r* n* r* rt 71J i J i J i J i J i J i J i J i J i J i J i J i J i J u i J u i J u u u u i J i J i J i J i J i J i J i J i J i j i J i J i J larirjj- MONTH END SHOE SALE! |i i w si i $ s i s i i 1 \ A sale of extraordinary values including Walk-Over, Peacock and Grenada model shoes. This sale will commence Wednesday and will continue until and including Saturday. Practically all shoes advertised here will be sold. BELOW N GROUP A Values to $8.00 GROUP B Values to $9.00 COST! It will pay you to bo hero the first duy us these values are •o outstanding, you will want to purchase several pairs. llemember — This store will be closed all duy Friday, Memorial Day. GROUP C 95 Values to $10.50 R-A All men's, women's uiicj children's shoe s — nut Included In special groups. GROUP D 95 Values to $12.00 GROUP A This lot embraced about 100 pairs of women's smart sum- ple shoes, alsu many short lot tthoes, Including: —Women's Patent Tics, High and Cuban Heels. —Blue Kid l-umps, High Heels. —Blue Kid T-Strap Tumps, High Heels. All gixeg In the lot but nut In uny ono style. - Values to $8.00 GROUP B Tills group embraces over 'M stjlen of women's pumps and ticN. All taken from our regular high grade , stock inolud- —1'atent Strap rumps, High and Cuban Heels. T-Patent and Dull Combination Oxford*, High Heels. —Burgundy Kid and Crepe Combination P u m p s, High Heels. Values to $9.00 GROUP C This group included many out- Htandlng values, embracing Walk-Over and other high grudo mukes. —Walk-Over 1'atent Strap and Buckle Pumps. —Grenada Patent Two-Strap High Heels. —Blue Kid Side Tie Oxfords, High Heels. —B r o w n I.lzurd T-Strap rumps, Short Vamps, High Heels. Values to $10.50 GROUP P A This group Includes some truly remarkable reductions in Home of our highest gra^e shoes Including Walk-Over, Grenada and Peacock shoes. —Grenada Pat o'n t T-Strap Biege Trim, High Heels. —Walk-Over Patent Strap rumps, High Heels. —Gray Lizard Tie, Dull Kid Quarter, High Heels. Values to $12.00 SEE OUR WINDOW DISPLAY BR",TT-WAYNE, Inc WALK-OVER BOOT SHOP 14X9 Eleventh Avenue I Lfi I I I bfi i i i Ji ore ecisons Why It Pays TO THINK FIRST OF WARD'S EVERY DAY Boys 9 Fruit-of-the Loom Wash Suits ,C Every little boy and little boy's mother will laud the low price of these wash suits! ; Smart, CQO! styles becoming to little tads, ' and gay prints lively as v two-, year-olds/ Hurry to BUY to get the right size and style. M e n' s S u p e r • We ig h t Pioneer Overalls Here's a staunch denim Overall made for rough, tough wear .. . and even aft- 'er a' long Jiard life it will be "the grand old man" of the Overall (kingdom! Low back and'high back styles. All sizes> Buy for SAVINGS. Hurry before they are gone at this low price! •>•• Luscious Villa Cherries , 29C Ib. Cherries dripping 'with sweetness, dipped into crea"my fondant and coated with luscious chocolate! That's Villa Cherries, the finest sweetest 'and "biggest bargain we can offer! One-Burner Stove Oven 99c Just put this clever little oven on top your stove and you won't have to light the big oven all summer! Reduced almost half! ' ^^^taM. ^gd^^^ih ^^^^^^ • • ^^j. , ~ •'V'" Gay House Frocks, Smocks and Aprons! MM Smocks of gay cretonne and frocks of printed gingham or gaberdine . . . Reversible aprons you can "turn" whert company comes. You'll save greatly if you buy a. number of these frocks and smocks !> All sizes. Hurry to get yours before they are gone at this low price! SPECIAL! RAYON BLOOMERS, smartly styled, full cut. Specially priced for MJB>.Ka, smaruy 690 BRIMiftED STRAW HATS-with chic style details to enhance the flatter- $^f 44 ing brims SURPRISE •Itlilliiiniiriniiltn,"* •.•iBI iflil •iinui/i/ir'//""'. •'••'• II |l| MID WEEK SPECIAL AmoskeagGingham Tubfast Novelty Weaves "Nationally advertised Gingham at Ward's low price! And. this year gay little plaids are just as smart for your lasted s'ports suits as for school frocks. Flattering in tubfast colors. '•» Regular 18c Yd. a Yard //////////////////////^^^ Lakeside De Luxe « Lawn Mower 7 This Lakeside De Luxe Lawn Mower is the* greatest, most efficient lawnmower ever, produced! So easy to run a boy can push it for hours. 14-inch self- sharpening blade^ go clipping along --'through the tallest grass and the toughest weeds. Don't pass up this BARGAIN opportunity! Famous Windsor Kerosene Range $y«<*.75 $4.00 Down, $1.50 Weekly Here's an oil stove bargain your pocket book ""will appreciate—'-and that assures^ •you a cool kitchen this summer. New triplex arrangement saves fuel and gives you triple use of heat. Six hole cooking top, built-in ovens and five powerful burners, ,/f he glass oil reservoir holds fbur quarts of kerosene. Black Molded Garden Hose C 8 per ft. Here's a hose that stands a high pressure test and upholds 5 three-year guarantee! Consists of three tough, substantial layers vulcanized together to prevent abrasion, cracking, kinking.' Buy now for SAVINGS. /v New Wash Fabrics FOR DAINTY SUMMER FROCKS At Thrift-Appealing Prices! PRINTED DIMITY—lovely flowered designs. For Frocks that go to parties! OQ., Tubfast. 36-in. wide, yard £«/C PRINTED BATISTE—so crisp and sheer. Semi-transparent—and very, very, OA>, chic! 36-in. wide, yard £«7C TUBFAST VOILE—exquisitely sheer and flattering. Ideal for summer Frocks! 1 A 36-in. wide, yard. PRINTED GLORIO CLOTH—as modern as the times! Tubfast and mercerized. 36-in. wide, yd. POINTED PIQUE — the new ensemble fabric! Tub fast corded cottons in vivid mot'ifs. 36-in. wide, yard PRINTED BROADCLOTH—lustrous, and tubfast. 36-in. wide, yard '. PLAIN SHANTUNG—Mercerized cotton Woven like Silk Shantung. 36-in. wide, yard. 39c 35c Enameled Steel REFRIGERATOR! Think of the comfort, the cleanliness, the convenience of this white enameled Refrigerator! Think of the savings! Roomy, glistening enameled food chambers, improved flat wire shelves. Insulated with balsam wool and cork to assure you minimum ice consumption. 50- pound capacity ! £5.00 Down, $1.50 Weekly MONTGOMERY WARD & Co. 1117 Sixteenth Street Phone 9141 Altoona, Pa,

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