Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on November 4, 1929 · Page 12
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Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 12

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Monday, November 4, 1929
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£ ARMY TRYING OUT NEW STYLE PLANE fBy United Press.) WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. •).— The most vulnerable spot—the tall of the plann—in pursuit (lying may become Impregnable if tho air corps' testa of n ni'\ typo Iwn-plnro, thrco- gun plant! prove Miccfs.sfnl. This revolutionary change was intimated In nnnonncoinont today by Assistant S'.M-ri'liiry of War Davison that I he nir corps .soon will commence experiments with the new pursuit plane. A new type three plnee, t win-mi)lored, long distance observation plane also is to hi; tested, Davi.-nn said. The test.' will be made to prove the tactical usefulness and military value of th(> planes and to determine, how they fit into the army air defense program, Davlson annoumed. "The new pursuit plane, Instead tif carrying only one man and two machine guns, will tarry t'.vo men and j three guns," I'avisnn pointed out in i explaining how it. is expected to revise air lighting tactics. "It la worth while to point out. with great emphasis," he continued, "that the rear gun should eliminate t.hc most defenseless spot in pursuit. Hying. So fnr, the aim of a pursuit pilot lias been to get on the tail of his pursuit opponent in order for him to sign the latter's death warrant, at present lite only pursuit weapons are lorward guns in the nose of the ship. With a gun covering the rear of the plane the situation elianges as the rear gunner can put up a strong defense an dmake the position of the attacking pilot extremely unhealthy. • "The bi-jjla'ne pursuit plane is no larger than the present single-seater. The gunner is placed in a small compartment with his back to the pilot and is protected from (lie blast, of the propeller by a windshield. Unlilte tho rear gunner in observa.tion planes, ho does not slant! up in order to handle his weapon, but is scaled with his eyes almost Hush with the edge (if tho cocltplt. Fixed to a low post on the fus.>la£c IH a machine gun which cov- ern and protects the rear of tho plane. It la not possible at tills time to discuss tho equipment or performance of the new ship nor the speeillc. uses to which It rnay be put, for various reasons dictatetl by policy anil also because it Is an experimental type which we do not as yet know a great deal about. "As for the new long distance reconnaissance plane, that, too, Is a distinct novelty in army air corps equipment In more than one respecl. It Is a monoplane equipped with two powerful motors and is designed to lly or climb on one engine. So far our only monoplanes have been in the cargo class. The new observation craft is also believed to have a wider | cruising range and higher speed than observation planes now in use. Orders for two experimental craft of this typo have been placed. "These ships carry crews of throe men In tantlem—observer, pilot and gunner. The observer is located in tho front cockpit and on account of the monoplane design he ha.1 exceptionally good visibility in all directions. Tho plane will be equipped with a powerful long range radio slit so that It will bo in constant communication with its ground station and able to niako continuous reports on what the crew observes. The ship will also carry apparatus for day as well as night photography. Machine guns will be mounted in tho front and rear cockplta," OUT OUR WAY WILLIAMS csooej i. KNOW AMD GrET MOUNTED STATION! ! L\TT\_E _. COME I'M NOT GOiNGr "To -TH 1 O\6>HE<=, ALL i ^OO X WANT MOW. THRIFT By S. AV. STIIAUS, T HE RECENT disturbing events In tho Block market should nerve one useful purpose at least and tills ia that wo have great need In this country for a more widespread understanding of tho values of true thrift. It la not tho purpose of this writer in this article to attempt In any way to analyze the Wall Street situation either past or present. The only point sought to be made here is that greater thrift umong the American people would have prevented much of the trouble that has occurred. It la hard sometimes to make people believe that fundamentals do not. change—that it is always risky to try to get something for nothing, to try to get rich over night, to try to run a shoestring up to a million. Once in a while someone proves tho exception to those rules but such instances are exceedingly rare. In tho long run it 'is better to lie satisfied with such returns for your money us are safe and sound. Through tho processes of compound interest or reinvestment of proceeds one can build one's capital to such a great, volume as might sound truly ama/.ing. ! These processes are slow at llrsl. It requires much patience to let your earnings grow along sound lines when those around you nppnrenty are reaping prodigious profits and getting rich 1 from their speculative activities. j But while these methods are slow thuy ore dependable and them arc) millions of people today who are thanking their lucky stars that they have bee., siitislletl to put Ihelr money in siLfo places even though the profits may have seemed small. As long an we stick to the I'unda- mentajs of thrift we are safe. Wile-never we get away from them there is no Kkcllhood what financial disaiiter may overtake us. WAR ON RUM TO OPEN IN BUFFALO My IIAIIKY VAN I.flNRRK, SlafT ('orrcHpomlcht. BUFFALO, Nov. i.— The United .States government will officially de clare war on ruin smuggling on Lake Krlc at the break of dawn tomorrow. Since announcement recently that the government planned a dry drive which Is expected to make rum smuggling on the lake practically nil, a legion of border patrolmen, special customs agents antl dry officials have l.ecn brought here until the assembled group of enforcement units him reached larger proportions than that of the prohibition force unleashed a few months ago at, Detroit. It was Indicated by dry heads tho Detroit ruin war will pale into insignificance In the light of coming developments In the Buffalo sector. Not only will the dry offensive see » legion of men In action, but a special fleet of armed patrol boats will form a blockade along the international boundary line on Lake Erie. Among tho boats will bo several equipped with G-tubes, or naval listening devices which tiro said to be ablo to detect the movement of a propeller at a distance of four and one-half miles. Tho tube picks up underwater sounds and transmits them to the cars of ('oust guard officials on the anchored patrol ship. After determining the location of the sound, patrol ships will journey to tho scene and board all boats suspected of smuggling. It has been reported from Brldgc- burg, Out., large Canadian exporting point, that smuggling has been reduced recently owing to tho government's scheduled offensive. PRISONER LOST EN ROUTE; FINALLY FINDS THE JAIL ST. LOUIS'Mo., Nov. 4.r-Although Sam Morlla lias been a resident of St. Loids all his lift!, he became lost in the crowd at tho Union station antl missed his train. It isn't unusual for travelers to mlsn trains but Sammio considered himself well chaperoned for ho was.a member of a pnrty of federal prisoners being taken to tho county jail at Mexico, Mo. Tin! following morning Sam knocked on tho front door of the jail and aslted admittance as a bonnier for six months. Ho had caught the next train. TOWER OPERATOR MAKES FORECAST ON WEATHER MT. CATUIKL,, Nov. 4.—Weather will bo open and mild until after tho holidays, Charlie Decker, tower operator for the I,iiokawanna railroad, and trusted weather prophet of Strouda- burg, has predicted. "After that, however, wo are In for nomti real old fashioned winter," he adtled. "I just keep my eyes open," replied tin: prognostlcator when he was asked how he predicted future conditions. Angleworms lire still near the top of tho ground, antl many of tho migratory birds still linger. Special Sale of DISHES •32 Pieces- Sef consists of — 6 Cups 6 Saucers 6 Dinner Plates 6 Bread and Butter Plates 6 Desserts 1 Vegetable Dish 1 Meat Platter Special At *3 The Standard Furniture Co. 1407 Eleventh Ave. JAMES K, POLK (Continued from page 8.) northwest in \vha.t now embraces a part of tho state of Washington and itlKh Columbia. Polk was elected, while Gcorgo M. Dallas of Pennsylvania was chosen vice president. Polk gavo tho country an able administration. Ho had a strong cabinet which included James Buchanan who later became president; Ro.bert J. Walker, one of tho outstanding statesmen of that, day, and George Bancroft, tho eminent historian. Nevertheless, he encountered bitter opposition in congre. ; where Clay. Webster and Callioun ruled supreme. Tho policy of ills administration toward Mexico finally led to war with that country. Tho Americans were uniformly victorious In tho ensuing struggle a.nd at tho end of the war. not only tho Texan claims but. New Mexico, Arizona and California wero demanded and received by the American commissioners. Polk was undoubtedly the most imperialistic of all our presidents. Ills policy resulted In tho annexation of about 1,000,000 square mllea of valuable territory. Tho war with Mexico tho an- nexations in the southwest made Polk popular in the south, where the advocates of slavery embraced tho opportunity to cxiend that Institution, but he lost favor in tho north duo to his handling of the Oregon boundary question, wherein ho coded to Great Britain tho northern half of the territory that had been in dispute and ho voted a bill which proposed largo appropriations for the improvement of tho harbors on tho Great Lakes and Plates $12 and up rainless Extracting Sleep Air or Nnvornln (Asleep) or (Awnkc) Teeth illletl without pain. Plates repaired while you wait. Very moderate prices. Open cvenlnps Free examinations. Phono 2-!)fj82. 1)11. STKTI.KIl, 4th tflnnr. Tako elevator In 4th lloor, tichuito Cigar Store BIdR., lien Ave and 12th St. Entrance next to Kranich's Jewelry Store. nctlhci-Onium.Morphllwn* Mineral. NOT NARCOTIC All children are subject to little upsets. They come at unexpected times. They seem twice as serious in the dead of night. But there's one form of comfort on which a mother can always rely; good old Castoria. This pure vegetable preparation can't harm the tiniest infant. Yet mild as it is, it soothes a restless, fretful baby like nothing else. Its quick relief soon sees the youngster comfortable once more, back to sleep. Even an attack of colic, or diarrhea, yields to the soothing influence of Castoria. Keep Castoria in mind, and keep a bottle in the house—always. Give a few drops to any child whose tongue is coated, or whose breath is bad. Continue with Castoria until the child is grown! Every drugstore has Castoria; the genuine has Chas. H. Fletcher's signature on the wrapper. The World's Perfect Gift! A Beautiful Blue White Priced from to $1,000 A magnificent selection of mounting styles to select from. >\ e Trust You One Year to l j ay CASH or CREDIT eranaii's 1311 Eleventh Ave. Est. Since 1900 for the dr&dgmg of ttvefcS in In r< Tl?"'dppoailidn of Jt»olR to lh& Wii- mot proviso which would have pfre« vented slavery Irt any 6t the teMltbfy acquired as a result of the war with Mexico also tended to alienate northern support and to create a schism In tho Democratic party, making his renomlnatlon for the presidency Impossible. Ho threw his support to General Lewis Cass who was nominated and who was defeated at tho election In 1848. Polk retired on March 4, 1849, went to his homo at Nashville, Tenrt., where he died on Juno 15, following, living but a little more than three months after leaving tho White House. Polk was a man of Integrity and quiet in hla 'demeanor, not usually regarded as a brilliant man, but he was nevertheless a skilled political lead&r and was popularly known as the 'Napoleon of the Stump," because.of :ho force and eloquence he displayed n public speaking. He was a Pres- jyterian, wore his hair long, was democratic and affable In his manner and popular among those who was tiStftM in 18154 Jd tfftffth (Jfttighte* ot Jofcl tfclidreSlS, ft wealthy planter ot neafr MurtraeH- bor6, Wim. She .abolfshed drlnft ahd dancing from White House t-ecep- tkms. She outlived hef husband many years, they had no children. Authorized Dealers %SPAKTON EQUASONNE RADIO On Salo tit The j. E. Spence Electric Store, 1310 12th Ave. Dial 41011 2309 Broad Avenue Phono 9755 WINTER'S 50th ANNIVERSARY! egin to bu begin to OWN your family receives Prptection ...... W, HEN you pay your $25 down, you begin right then and there to own one of these beautiful pianos. When you make your first month's payment, you have taken the second step toward ownership; the second month another step; the third month still another step, and so on, until the first thing you know you will be the proud owner N of a fine Aeolian- made Grand Piano for which you will have paid but $450—without having missed it. This cooperative plan is a mutually helpful one. It is based on the principle of "you, help me and I'll help you." It even includes Life Insurance protection for your family. In the event of your death, before the completion of payments on the piano, the remaining payments will be cancelled immediately (it matters not how few payments you have made) and the piano will be turned over to your family, free of any encumbrance whatsoever. This is just another important safeguard that this cooperative plan affords you. The value of these pianos as an investment By purchasing one of these pianos, you are putting your money in a sound investment. All the while you are making your monthly payments—even before your ownership is completed—this investment is constantly paying you back in dividends of enjoyment and the pride you feel in so valuable a possession. $450 is so much less than the present market price for a piano of this grade, that your investment has really increased in value by the time you have fully paid for it. And within one year you may exchange it for any one of the celebrated makes carried by our house — without taking a single penny's loss —and yet you have had the pleasure of using it for one whole year. Could there be a more safe, sound and profitable investment? Enjoying their new possession . . . which will not b» match*! away if anything happens to you. The Lift Insurance Claust ofthb cooperative agreement tahet car* of that THE PROPOSITION IN BRIEF . • AN AEOLIAN-BUILT PIANO for $450 Inclumne Bench is the big feature of this cooperative sale* In addition there are the following points to remember 1 ... THE AEOLIAN COMPANY has never before manufactured a Grand piano to retail at less than $645. 2 ... $25 IS ALL IT TAKES to JOIN THIS COOPERATIVE MOVEMENT, and then but $12.50 a month, plus a small carrying charge. Ordinarily you would have to pay from $50 to $100 down, and $20, $30, or $50 a month. 3 ... A FIVE YEAR GUARANTEE, signed by the manufacturers—The Aeolian Company —and ourselves, is one of the important protective features of the cooperative plan. 4 ... YOU MAY EXCHANGE THIS PIANO WITHIN ONE YEAR from the date of purchase for any of the celebrated makes carried by our house, without losing a single penny— so great is our confidence in its value. 5 ... THE LIFE INSURANCE CLAUSE PROTECTS YOUR FAMILY—Under this cooperative plan any payments remaining unpaid in the event of your death are automatically cancelled, and the piano left free of encumbrance to your family—a safeguard which should not be overlooked. 6 ... YOU CAN STILL FURTHER REDUCE \ THE COST OF YOUR INSTRUMENT by ^ getting others to join the cooperative plan. V^ 7 ... DELIVERY IN ALTOONA AND VICINITY is included without sxtra expense. Winter Music Store 1415 Eleventh Avenue 4> WINTEB <P MUSIC STOBE f Withou t any ± further obligation JL* whatever, on my part, 4, nuAl photographs and T full description of the Grand Pianos being sold on your cooperative plan. * *, YOU CAN WIN! $300 In Cash f»*tf«s WESTMONT BREAD Serve It Daily fi Foil*// P/*we f/ie f, £nfire Family* JL J00 Per Cert* Food C £tii/rf» 100 Per Ceri* JL 1 Peop/c. T| Westmont Bakery, 2918 Spruce Ave. i 21 Christmas Treasure Hunt Contest* JL ^^/«^/%*^M>y*^l«*j

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