Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on May 2, 1930 · Page 32
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Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 32

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Friday, May 2, 1930
Page 32
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- < '•• T><; a"«jT t if - -., V ***.$ ,v^^'.S.Atfi P- >."~&«* <: )..iM*iW, SSfcf'V*^ V "• ^^s^ : ^^^^^^"~' *j«mitft ItgoHA., tfufe irtio pitiitpltet that tlfe eomftf crops, either here (if sbrbad, will be o! btifflper prtfptsnttma. But the eonsumpti6h ot 'whttttJd not improving satisfactorily. In Consequence, many of" the bust- ness men outside the Agricultural field gathered her* tt>t the meeting of the united States Chamber ot C<Jfhniet|ce v , feel'that improvement tot the wheat grower must come through the same steps which ha V6", been' efficacious in their own businesses—namely, a development of Wider use of wheat. The farm board, represented by its chairman, Alexander Legge, however, maintains that cooperation Is neces- saryY not y only among the farmers themselves, but among men in industrial lines, In order to make the collective marketing program of the board fully effective, He states the board .has been successful "in a measurable degree" in stabilizing price levels for wheat and cotton, but declares that in their own interests manufacturers and Industrial producers should support the program to a fulter extettfa A demand that the farm marketing \act, under Which the farm board operates, be repealed, has been made by •i group in the, chamber of commerce headed by, Daniel A. Mlllett of'Den- ver. 'The attitude with which the question is viewed by both sides,. is shown by- the challenge of Mr. Legge to "match dollar for dollar" in the est kbllshment of a foundation to discover a better method of- aiding the • farmer, and the acceptance ' of this challenge on behalf of the chamber by Julius H. Barnes. '.''.''• Mr. Legge points but that farmers .. -constitute almost a third of the population, and that it is to the interest of the manufacturer to see that the farmer has more money in his pocket • than barely enough to live on, : In '. falling to do so, he adds, the industrial producer automatically cuts off 'a third of his potential -customers. As an illustration, he cites many. Industries which have shown 'a decrease in production solely because, the farmer could not buy What those industries produced. t .. The belief has .been expressed'.in many quarters that prices for. farm products were being artificially and autocratically controlled .by the board. Mr. Legge answers'this by declaring that the most Important function of collective action by the. farmers is to . bring production both as to kind and amount more nearly • /in Hne.» with i normal marketing requirements.*,. Objections that the "government Is going Into the banking business, by means of the loans, made, available by the farm board -to' farmers tq enable them to market their crops in an orderly manner are answered by the assertion that If private business and . banking interests do not find it worth while, or to their interest, to aid the farmer rin this manner, they have small cause to/ complain if the government does so. It is' added that it is as necessary that the price of commodities be stabilized as that prices of the security markets be stabilized, Cor which purpose private bankers and government agencies united. In the midst of this'somewhat bitter V discussion now' InT prOgwatf."between k.xome Industrialists and 3h6r farmers, Flhe question of the weather injects it/^ self ai a major, factor. No great danger from excessive 'crops from other countries Is apparent, but, reports from various sections indicate that producers of wheat, cotton, tobacco and~"other farm products arc not N a unit In agreeing to follow the advice nf the farm board to reduce acreage, or change to other crops. , , Department of agriculture figures indicate yiat farm commodity prices-improved slightly In the period from March 15 to April. 15. PENNSY DISPLAYING HISTORICAL POSTERS Historical posters In full color, deu ing with patriotic subjects,'havo bee: designed by a well known painter t'o. the Pennsylvania railroad and will lithe next few days be placed on viov at all stations and ticket offices. The; will also be displayed on the principal employe bulletin boards .and hi the offices of the .company's representatives throughout the United •States arid in foreign countries. The purpose of the now posters is not only to interest the public In the historical significance of the scenes and events portrayed, but also to emphasize the Identity of the Pennsylvania railroad with the country's growth, and Its own development as a national institution. There will be twelve posters in the - Hcries, the ttrst being placed on display today. It depicts the ringing of the Liberty bell In the tower of the State house in .Philadelphia prior to the reading of the Declaration of Independence before the throng of cltl- isena who gathered in the square south of the State house to hear liberty proclaimed. „ The second poster, the subject of . which will be Daniel Boone, will fol- '1 low In about a month and this will X rontii le until In about a year the '™, entre series will have been displayed. BUIBEOROOH IN BACK. CLARE), Ind., May 3.-Joseph Youman aeed 92, Clare's oldest bride- groSm, tCw his hat into the political rW and was nominated constable of the third ward on the Republican ticket. He was married in December. 1929. ~ . Deep Gurv«4 Toric Glawei, ?5.00 Kryptok Bifocal Glauei, $10.00 DR. 1. EISENBERG Ul'TUMIOTJtlST AN U OPTICIAN »2U Ceulral TfUkt Hour*, tt to 0,80 .Su>,, H to !l Oac Of hros T ATTEND MIDNIGHT SUNDAY NIGHT \ ' ' You know it's good if

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