Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on November 5, 1929 · Page 3
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ALTOONA MIRROR—TUESDAY, NOVEMBER s, 1929 i \ — **T iBRAND TO i: • IN RADIO SPHERE By ROBERT MACK. Stuff Correspondent. (Copyright, 1929, by Consolidated Press Association.) WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 5.— A brand new question In the sphere of radio regulation— whether locals broadcasting monopolies are legal— Is being argued before . the federal radio commission with that body Itself perplexed as to Its jurisdiction, In more than a few cities throughout the country single interests either control or virtually control the broadcasting outlets. The radio law Itself says nothing about scattering the ownership of stations, except In BO far as such conditions interfere with the rendition of the maximum public service. The commission has not had occasion In the past to take cognizance of such situations, and has been Inclined to let well enough alone, since it has plenty of other worries in regulating broadcasting. ' But the issue is brought forcibly to the attention of the commission by the Buffalo Evening News, which seeks to oust one of the existing Buffalo stations, on the ground that it can do a. better job of public service than now is being performed. That is an issue within .the scope of the commission. And the basic argument of the newspaper, one of the foremost of the country, Is that there is a local monopoly in Buffalo, controlling Its broadcasting, and not rendering the type of service required by a city of that size. For four days now the commission has heard arguments, pro and con, T6n the issue. A H. Klrkhofer, managing editor of The News, has expounded his theories as to what a local broadcasting set-up should be, and they are logical, but the commission may llnd itself without authority to deal with the monopoly Issue, and, should that be the case, It would be forced to deal with the Buffalo situation on the basis of affording the public maximum service. The commission's task has been further complicated by the requests of two other stations— WRNY, New York city, and WBBR, of Buffalo, little fellows which desire to grow up — for the same channel for which the News is applying. This channel now is occupied by station WMAK of the Buffalo Broadcasting corporation. The latter company owns two other stations and controls a third in the same city, which represent practically all Buffalo has in the way of stations, WBBR, in Buffalo, is a local station. The Buffalo Broadcasting company stations, other than WMAK, are WGR, WKBN, and WKNBW. ' Mr. Klrkllofer, who occupied the stand for nearly three days, said that conditions were not serious in Buffalo, when two of the present B. B. C. stations were operated independently. But since their acquisition by .the B. B. C., he testified, the "trust situation" has developed, with a deterioration of program service and otherwise objectionable operations. His own newspaper, he argued, has been denied time on the air. For the defense, Frank D. £.ott, former chairman of the house merchant marine committee, has endeavored to disprove the contentions of Mr, Kirkhofer and The .News' supporters. Mr. Scott has not yet had opportunity to put on defense witnesses, since The News Is presenting its direct case. The News, through Its chief counsel, William E. Leahy, has argued that the B. B. C. is duplicating programs on its four stations and could very well , accomplish the same service with three stations. The four station set-up, Mr. y asserted, represents a gross waste of the franchises to the ether. There are upwards of two-score brdadcasting stations In the country operated by newspapers, and most of them are important broadcasting outlets. The News, it is admitted,' is financially able to operate a station, ana because of the past records of newspaper stations this works in their favor. There has lately developed on the commission, however, a school of thought that broadcasting stations should be operated by firms and individuals in that business alone, and not make radio secondary to something else. MAN WHO KILLED MOTHER TO END AGONY ACQUITTED DRAGTJIGNAN, France, Nov. 5.— Blehard Corbett who shot his Mother to death to end her sufferings from cancer, was found not guilty : of murder yesterday by a jury which deliberated only a brief time. Corbett made a dramatic plea that the killing was justified on the ground of mercy, since his mother's case was hopeless and, she was suffering agonlea as she begged him to end it all. . The entire atmosphere of the brief trial was surcharged with emotion. Tho prosecutor, because of the numerous recent Instances of such "mercy killings" in France, was determined to make a. test of Corbett's case. His pitiless insistence that the law must be carried out, accompanied by a demand for a penalty of -five years, caused one juror to faint. Many women shrieked and fainted •with emotion when the young Englishman testified in his own defense: "I love my mother. I killed her because I loved her, Science could not deliver, her from her agony. I delivered her," . ' The jury deliberated only fifty minutes. It returned to the court twice to ask the Judge for more information. The spectators waited with taut nerves and under ^a i severe emotional strain during the entire time. The most dramatic moment of the trial came when the judge, speaking slowly and solemnly, said to Corbett: "It was tor God to consider wheft your mother should have died, not you. God might have prolonged your mother's life." TOO MANY TH1KTKKNS. CHICAGO, N9V. 5.—Schuyler C. Schwartz has thirteen automobiles and "a sweetheart to match each one," his wife said in filing suit for divorce here. By WILLIAMS VA//MT! OONVf TVVE.T PAGE X ARE. MADE.-NOT BORN NEW STEERING APPARATUS PRAISED BY SEA CAPTAIN LONDON, .-Nov. 5,—A successful test of the/Holmes navigating Instrument, which enables a ship to steer an absolutely straight course, waa reported on the arrival here of the Atlantic Transport Liner Mlnnewaskat Captain F. Claret of the Mlnnewas- ka enthusiastically praised the in- strum^nt, and said, he hoped it would be adopted universally. "I have nothing but unstinted praise, as have the officers of my ship," Captain Claret said. "The tremendous advantage of the instrument is' that ' it maintains the straight course you set for it, and in addition enables you to record in- the chart room the slightest deviation to right or'left off the set course." Captain Claret added that the system' la most economical because by enabling a ship lo steer straighter courses, it automatically, reduces distances and saves fuel. I The Holmes instruments were invented by E. i>. Holmes of San Francisco. MUCH ROAD BUILDING IS COMPLETED DURING YEAR HARRISBURO, . Nov. 5. — Nearly half a thousand miles of road had been constructed-in Pennsylvania this year when the highway department announced the completion of 478.9 miles of new highway. Two hundred twenty-one contracts are In force. Money amounting to $84,000 has .been authorized to be paid to townships for road Improvement work.. Forty-one townships In twenty-six counties will receive parts of this sum. Schuylkill township, Chester county, will receive $16,987, the largest share. FIRECRACKERS POP ON FAWKES DAY IN ENGLAND CAMBRIA COUNTY PLACES ARE ORDERED PADLOCKED PITTSBURGH, Nov. 5.—The .following decrees were handed down in federal court yesterday effecting places of business in Cambria and Somerset counties: Restaurant, owned by Mark M. Griffith at' Stoyestown, Pa., , padlocked. Saloon, owned by J. H. Leighty and operated by James S. Mclntyre; at 701 Main street, Rockwood, Pa. Roadhouse, bar and drinking, room, known as the "Black Cat Roadhouse," owned by J. M. Foller and operated by Sheldon Shomo, located about seven miles from Johnstown,, padlocked. , Barbecue stand, known as White Tire Barbecue, Morgan C. James, owner and proprietor, located at Mun- day'a Corner, Pa., padlocked. LONDON, Nov. 5.—Continuous explosions of firecrackers were heard and flames from huge bonfires were I seen in all towns and villages in i England today throughout this afternoon and evening. It was Guy FawKes day, the 324th anniversary of the frustration of Guy Fawkes' plot to blow up King James I, and his assembled members of the houses of lords and commons. All day thousands of children, a large percentage of whom had not the faintest idea who Guy Fawkes was, paraded the streets with rude, home-made effigies of "Guy," with the object of collecting'sufficient funds from passers-by to purchase a stock of flre crackers for the. evening's celebrations. The pleading, "Please re- member {he Guy," was handed out to everybody met on the street. None of the effigies bore any resemblance to Guy Fawkes, but most of them were made up to represent some unpopular international or public figure, a famous murderer or rogue. Father's or brother's old suit and hat stuffed with waste paper, shavings or any inflammable waste material formed the basis of most of the "Guys," and the guy whose headgear was a discarded tall hat was a Exacting Hostesses Prefer ai! the Franklin Cane Sugars \ . O ..'..' Always full weight OXFORDS that'sliwir CRISP So CRISP that every delicious bubble pops and crackles when milk or cream is poured on it! Rice Krispies are toasted rice—filled with flavor and crispness—what a breakfast! Rice Krispies fascinate children. They are ideal for early suppers. Order a red- and-green package from your grocer today. Made by Kellogg in Battle Greek. 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The principal celebrations were reserved for this evening when, fts darkness set In, thousands ot huge bonfires were lighted, rockets whl**ed Into the fllr and the guys were thrown Into the flames amid the explosions of cruckera ot all kinds, from small squibs to ear-splitting cannon flashes. NATURAL ARCH SUtfOAT "Life Tenner" Receives Pardon Mndtaod, Wis.—The pardon did not conio too lato in this case. But for a while Cedric M. Parker, Tripp Hall, University of Wisconsin, thought that it, would, for it seemed to him thnt he had been sentenced for life to sleeplessness and nervousness. His pardon catrto first in tho shape of a 30-day parole, but his freedom has now been made complete. Hero is his "confession," "To me Postum typifies all tho feelings that a 'lifer' at Sing-Sing might cxpericncn if grouted a full pardon. I might liavo been n. 'lifer* myRolf, sentenced to all tho horrors and discomforts of sleeplessness, nervousness, ami all tho other maladies which I suffered during my servitude to tho drug, caf- fein. I might have served my term, hart my attention not heen called to Postum, tho beverage which is sufficiently satisfying to any caffcin slave. And I am in no way exaggerating when I make the statement that I was a true slave. Went wrong as a child "Raised in a family where we drank eaffein beverages three times a day, I grew up with a natural craving for them. After entering college, my work often required long midnight vigils at books, and caffcin was a great aid in keeping me awake, but after continued use of this habit, I found that it was not only keeping mo awake while at study, but for the remainder of the night. "On the night of my enlightenment I was engaged in drawing a cartoon for our college magazine. My roommate had been looking on and called my attention to the shakiness of my pen. Ho questioned me and soon diagnosed my CUHC. Ho had had a similar expori. enco and recommended Postum. He got a can out of his trunk to show mo. I got n. can myself immediately and instructed my. landlady how to prepare it. Although skeptical as to results, I gave it a 30-day test. It didn't take thirty days to know that I had found the key to my freedom. Now I cat, sleep, and study like a normal person." Arc you a slave to habit? Habits form easily, especially the seemingly harmless ones like taking drinks that contain eaffein, with your meals. Before you know it, you may find yourself relying for mental and physical stimulation on a drink you originally took for enjoyment only. And then you begin to p&.y for that stimulation—in sleepless nights, nervous days, disordered digestion. Don't wait for tho eaffein habit to take its toll of your health! Eliminate calTein-containing beverages from your diet now—drink Postum with your meals instead. Try this simple diet change for thirty days—you'll know then what a wonderful improvement it can work in your health! Postum is made of roasted whole wheat and bran—no trace of any artificial stimulant in it. Nothing to harass nerves or heart, to affect sleep or digestion. Postum is a mighty good drink in its own right, too—whether you drink it plain, or with cream added. Your grocer has Postum • in two forms—Instant Postum and Postum Cereal, the kind you boil. Both cost much less than othor mealtime drinks —only one-half cent a cup. Order today—start your 30-day test I • 1919,0, P. Corp 1 FAMILY Jo to «3OO for nil household emergencies BENEFICIAL LOAN SOCIETY Hoom l. Second Floor 1300 Eleventh Avo., Cor. 13th St, Entrance on 13th St. ALTOONA, PA Telephone Dial 2-4970 Open 8.30 to S— Saturday 8.30 to 1 —LICENSED BV THE STATE— A Majestic Radio Sold by THE .1. E. 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All with detachable shoulder straps. Sizes 34 to 50. $3.50 $4.98 Kline llron.—Second Floor, Lovely Rayon Under things Gowns, chemise, step-ins, panties and bloomers. An alluring collection of smart, new lingerie assembled at special price. Shop for yourself and for gifts. Beautifully trimmed in fine lace or novelty trim, tailored models. Colors include flesh, peach, nile green, orchid. In extra and regular SIZeS. Kline Brm.—Second Floor. Many other model* /or nil occasions ANTI LEVER Wi'lM FOR WO M E^~MBN-CHILDREN 4«W exclutiveiy ft KlEVAN BROS,, 1300—Uth Avenue Women's Full Fashioned Silk Hosiery, $1.00 Full fashioned, pure thread silk hosiery with a narrow lisle garter top and double sole. All the wanted shades for Fall and Winter. Women's Black Heel Hosiery, 59c Double pointed black heel hosiery, in a service weight. Gun metal, dust and the new Fall shades. Misses' Fancy Sport Stockings, 50c Junior fancy rayon and lisle stockings, made with the fashioned seamed back. All sizes, 7 to Kline Bio*. —Main floor. Girls' Leatherette Jackets $6.95 A heavy lined leatherette jacket, in navy blue, black and red. Large patch pockets, double breasted and belted styles. Sizes 16 to 20 years. Girls' Dresses $1.95 «• $4.95 An odd lot of dresses in silk, jersey and combinations. Values that have been • up to $9.00. These are slightly soiled from handling. Sizes 8 to 17 years. Kline Bfo».—Btcuud Flour. Silk Flat Crepe, $1.95 YA This is a particularly beautiful quality of flat crepe. One of Winter's most desirable fabrics for dresses. Black, brown, green and other wanted colors. 40 inches wide. Transparent Velvets, $5.95 Yd. Beautiful rayon laced transparent velvet. Rich and lustrous and drapes perfectly. 40 inches wide, in black and other desirable colors. KUne Bro*—Mala floor. Turkish Towels IOC Each Double thread Turkish towels, soft and spongy. All white. Size 18 by 36 inches. Bath Towels, 29c Heavy bath towels, size 22 by 44 inches, neat colored borders. KUae Sio». —Lower Floor. Finer Felts and Soleils Special for . Wednesday $1.94 $2.79 Large assortment, newest styles, better qualities. Large headsizes included^

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