Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on May 5, 1930 · Page 6
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Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 6

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Monday, May 5, 1930
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V ! *b OF TODAY \ -i Hjr '*. G. UOTJ.E, by Altoona Mirror.) iWft, p. C.. May 5.-Even :tMbrrri«d statisticians nre un- fa to just what the employ- [(aatlon Is today In the United .Comparisons with statistics of &S years not only are "odious," "i entirely misleading, tie of the department of labor fhe conflicting opinions us to industrial situation have come : a result of inability to adapt figures and old Ideas to present botil aft !**«* 6* (reparation bonds ustlty It in making a further cut in ie rediscount rate. I think front all the signs we are Moving back to prosperity again—more lowly than some people would like— ut surely. But at the same time We re moving back Into all the bad praC" tees which produced the last flnarielal am. Copyright, 1930, by V. P. C. News Service, ine.) BO question that the rail..<»~<,, for example, are doing more !,'tW«rtruction and repair work than they JtaV* done in the last decade. This 35 <[W» hot, however, indicate that a K larger number of workmen arc em- k ''jp16yed by the railroads. Through the twe Of modern machinery jt is now ' iMfsslble, according to railroad men, to I «6 flve times the amount of work done Itt past years with the same number of tnen. On one division of a big trunk line ' territory carrier a gang of sixty men, Including a foreman, removed the old rails and the tie plates and laid 637 ? thlry-nlne-foot rails, weighting 130 * bounds tei the yard, in one 8-hour day. •That Is equivalent to 12,431 track feet Or aBout 2% track miles. Under the 614 ttystem the same crew would have placed 135 rails of the same length. 'But of considerably less weight, and •WOtild have constructed about a half mile of track. The same situation applied to every type Of employment and every industry. Ethelbert Stewart, commissioner «tf labor statistics, said today that •this country,does not need flve times as much railroad construction now as Itt 1920, nor does It need flve times as many buildings as it did ten years ago. He declared there is not enough Capital to finance such a volume of work, and it would be useless if it W»r6 done. VK Is quite obvious that this country Is not going back to the old methods of production. The trend towards modernized machinery will continue. This, according to Mr. Stewart, •Will mean a shorter working day and a shorter working week. The industrial conference board declared today ttjmt to discharge employes Indiscriminately has ceased to be a policy of American Industry. The board ad- •vocates the stabilizing of employment to obviate seasonal fluctuations in the demand for labor. t One way suggested for doing this Is to determine In advance the probable amount of output regulred over a year, and then distribute the production fairly evenly over the -twelve months. Tola la more feasible than Is generally mipposed, even in the handling of perishable raw material. In such materials the .problem has been simplified by- new methods of' storage and refrigeration. Anqther stabilizing method suggested is for the employer to manufacture .another product which utilizes the same machinery and personnel which turn out the major product. The third method suggested is intensive advertising and sales effort. BEHIND SCENES IN BUSINESS WORLD ' '"MP^N T. FI.YNN '"" NfiiW yORK,v*Iay 5.—Why did the federal reserve *ank cut the rediscount rate another half point? The ' rttlf"* are perhaps two-fold. ' One wa> because business was not responding with Bufficient speed to the stim- ' ulous of easy money. The other because the government wished to make almpler the coming floatation of a. large i lams of reparation bonds. It is pos- itble that this is the main reason. .A* 60 the first one. Some impatience .has been expressed at the slowness of 'A business recovery. This Is, I think, tma ' little unreasonable. Business del \>resslon was the result of congestion 5f goods, overproduction had piled up Surplus «toeks. It takes just so long ••"to, work off surplus stocks and there Is no way of hurrying that save by increasing employment. And, in spite Ot all the talk, increasing employment t*fr*M time. Following the decline there was an Immense amount of propaganda about the vast plans being made for new construction and the pledges given by employers not to cu1 wages. But while they did not cut •wages, they let men out altogether, for which they could not be blamed, > and It takes'months to get new con' Btruction plane actually started. Mean• time, the stock market in speculative activities has been absorbing a large share of the cheap money and the new stock issues have been piling up to take more of it Already bankers' shelves are becoming over-stocked again and now we actually see the reserve bank sufficiently concerned SHOWS SPEED FOR RADIO OPERATION Bj- ROBERT MACK, Staff Correspondent. (Copyright, 1930, by Consolidated Press Association.) WASHINGTON, D. C., May B.—The peed which an emergency radio-tele- raphic network, criss-crossing the na- on, ncan be placed in operation, was dmirably demonstrated Friday by the aval communcation reserve. With a scant few hours notice, very one of the twelve key naval re- erve stations in the country were in ctive operation, manned by reserve ersonnel, picked from the 2,000 offi- ers and enlisted men Who make up ils newest arm of the navy» Mes- ages relating to a mock emergency tuatlon crackling through space in a apid interchange between the stations nd "naval operations," or headquar- TS, in Washington. This was the flrst, emergency radio rill, national in scope, ever conducted y the naval communications reserve. ; Went off without a hitch. Every iree months, hereafter, similar drills 'ill be held, each without advance otlce as to the precise day or hour, nd each with the objective of prac- cal peace-time training, simulating 10 operations that would be required n wax. New Decorative Effective IN ARMSTRONG'S RUGS Fresh front the hands of Armstrong designers come rich pew patterns iu Arm- ttrong'g Quaker Rugs. Textured patterns, shaded de- ligns, colorfleckings, Ferbian motifs, lloiaU, modern til- ings—come iu and see them! All have the fatuous t-ta Hi- proof and water-proof Ac- colac Process surface. And all are priced reasonably. GABLE'S AVENUE BUiLWNU FUiB'f FUX3K Four members of America's WalfcW Cup te»m-^dmftteaijr,me of the •t»»£4-wr V/ ^mboFo "f Anirl*- here as they sailed from New York-for EnRhmd to d«Jem« the coveted trophy which Is symlbol'» »/*;/"„ , American golf supremacy, left to rglht arc Bobby »ones, captain of the team; Francis O "'™ e Jbalkcr cup has the flve Walker oup> matches played thus far; George J. .Voight and Dr. F. Willing. The Walker cup nas • , never been won by England.; .. The emergency test was ordered out of a clear sky by Lieutenant Commander W. J, Lee, In charge of the naval communications reserve, late Thursday evening at 'the direction of naval *•' operations headquarters.^ , He sent a message to the commandants of each of the naval districts in continental United States Instructing them to arrange for each district to be represented by a master, or alternate control station, and to be on the air at 10 o'clock eastern standard time Frl? day morning. Promptly at the/assigned hour the .stations were on the air. .Messages Vere Interchanged according to instructions, despite the poor atmos- •pheric conditions for radio transmission, tfrom Washington an emergency message from the American Red Cross was filed for delivery to' the Red Cross representative at San Francisco. It was relayed to the naval reserve station at Chicago and thence to Its destination. Shortly after midnight the reply from San Francisco was delivered to Red,Cross headquarters • "This first emergency test was conducted under the'worst possible atmospheric conditions," Lieutenant Commander Lee declared.' "Static iVas heavy, intensified by the storm which struck the middlewest. Yet the test was highly successful and demonstrates the speed with which an emergency network may be set fn opera- Lieutenant Commander Lee took active charge of the communications reserve in September of last year. Although a reserve officer, he is on iSj was v$*$£;: ••",::*-i'* ::^r';: y> r : ;-mm 'i f $^*'tftiiifa.&t&Xlfami£$. $n% tfer 'caBtta donStittfett&n <rf' ft tf& tffiftltf StWw flife,-While tn-ftl; W;C«««4*ft 887. New 'Floors r^^^^^^m^m-imimis^^m'-f^^m^ hold dbmmlBsiofiB in th» reserve. *h«y are Lieutenant Command** Arthur Batcheiler, Lieutenant 06 Charles C. Roister,! Lleuteflant __. W. LoVejoy and Lieutenant I* 0, Herndon. . -. SOVIET GOVERNMENT TO BUILD DIRIGIBLES MOSCOW, Stay B.—Th« soviet government has 1 announced plan's for building a series of large dirigibles for commercial put-poses iri regions where airplanes* cannot easily function, particularly In eastern Siberia. Because of the hug* uninhabited distances Which must be covered in that district, it will be almost impossible to draw.the network of ordinary alrwa.ys that far. The soviet authorities are therefore working on the- project of constructing dirigibles of SO.OOO cubic meters capacity and even lafrger, capable of non-stop flights of ftOOO or «,000 kilometers. A plant for building dirigibles will be constructed near, Moscow. Two small dirigibles, of 7,000-cubic meters each, will be manufactured in the course of next year. By the end of 1833, according to the program officially accepted by the government, there will be 110,000 kilometers oif air routes for passenger and freight service In the soviet union. At present there are about 27,000 kilometers of airways. In the past year the air lines carried 11,600 passengers. By 193J the average annual passenger service will reach more than 180,000, it is estimated. \\ a U DGETS \ \ V ^. it Imt are reafly fashion-setting floors that are easy on hard-pressed purses. It all happened this way..."Let's create floors," we told our designers, "that are really beautiful to look at regardless of how little they will be sold for." So eye-appealing are the results that we pas* on this pleasant caution to all spring shoppers: Just because Armstrong's Linoleum Floors are eo delightful in design, so cushioning to walk on, and BO easy to clean, don't assume that they are out of your reach. Even the most inexpensive prints and those gay Arabesqs (something quite fashionable and etill very reasonable in price) share alike, as far as beauty of color and design goes, with the best Marble Inlaids, Jaspes, and Embossed grades of linoleum we know how to make. If you've been half-decided, wondering just whether you could afford to dress up your floors this spring, please see the spring style show of Armstrong's Linoleum now at local linoleum, department, and furniture stores. (A suggestions Bring along tha measurements of your room. Then the merchant can tell you exact costs, including cementing in place over linoleum lining felt.) Afew of the features Armstrong offers this spring ARABESQ—^ recently developed type of linoleum in which pan of th* derign appears to be raited above the lurfacm. Beautiful in effect —low in price. DE LUXE MARBLE INLAID— l/n- utual effect! in three-toned marbleifing, Miany choice coloring! for home and office. NEW PLAIN COLORS — Tint» and lhades never before attempted in linoleum. Moit complete line of plain colon we have ever offered, ACCOLAC-PHOCESSED SURFACE— Spot-proof, gtain-proof, eatily cleaned. On all Armtlrong't Linoleum. TEXTURE EMBOSSED—/* brand-new kind of linoleumjloor effect with realittic textured surface in tapestry, handAaid stone, and broken tile motif*. ARMSTRONG CORK COMPANY, Floor Division, Lancaster, -•for everu room in t(te kouse* B M B O 8 8 E J A8 P A B i NEW THIS SPRING . .. Three of many fashion-letting floor* now showing at local stores. Top—De Luxe Embossed, varied in color and texture. No. 16000. Left—Figured Embossed No. 6131 (a colorful suggestion for your bedroom). Right—KandmadeMarbleInlaidNo.78. Theseimart effect* can be laid in your home for permanent service. All have th« spot-proof, easy-to-flean Accolac-Processed surface. BIWTEP^* ••«« AlMSTBONC'S QUAKEB BUGS ffr-r.n-.r. •'i.j-L'g"? for Your Home?, f O LD worn floors that may have done well enough for all these years won't do so well now when you're redecorating your home. But don't worry— you can 'put the old floor to work- make It the foundation for a new color-rich floor of Armstrong's Linoleum. There are scores of beautiful patterns. And no rrratter which floor you choose, it will be a spot-proof, stain-proof Aoot protected by the new AccOlac Process. Dust it for dally care. Renew its freshness once or twice a year by waxing or re- lacquerlng. ARROW Furniture Go. 1430 llth Ave. Dial 2-9537 O. W. London, Pros. Homer E. Wiestbrook, Sec. These Linoleum Rugs fry Vtrmtfroftf >' Are beautiful, Economical, Long-* Wearing. Come In and See Them Today I Y OUlt home needs the bright spots Armstrong's linoleum ' tint* provide. We have the season's latest designs and colors, all protected by Armstrong's neir Aooola« finish, » lacquer that seals the pores of the linoleum preventing dirt and frit from, grinding In. Itevelatlons - In cleaning ease, women call these . rugs. And revelations In economy. Don't miss onr . display . . . see It today •' . while our stock Is complete ! y Rothert Co. This Is Your Invitation to come to. our store and see the. latest creations of the Armstrong designers. The Standard Furniture Co. 1407 Eleventh Ave. You'll Like The Weidner & Hake Way— W E • can . lay any of the new Armstrong's Linoleum Floors in a- sjngle day, without bother or upset. Permanently ce-. ment them down over linoleum lining felt. l Any floor you choose will be sealed by the Accolac Proc- . ess against staining and spotting. These modern floors make everyday care • easier too. A quick going over with a drp mop — as, easy as dusting your furniture—Is all the .daily care that these floors require. Occasionally freshen these floors with Armstrong's Lin oleum Lacquer — or wax them if you prefer. (Do not lacquer over wax). . in and se« now Armstrong designs the next time • you are out shopping. Let us give you -estimates on aily floor in your house. < Stop these Laid by Factory Trained Mechanics WEIDNER & HAKE Specialists In Interior Decorating and Floor Coverings 1422 Twelfth Ave. Phone 4112 Fi oors that will serve you cheerfully for years and never lose their friendly brightness Y OU'LL like the uow Armstrong's Linoleum Floors now being bhown in our atore—and you'll like them even more in your own home. An Armstrong Floor will serve you cheerfully for years, and keep the same bright color U has now. Spots and stains will not mar it, for its surface is waled by the new Accolac Process. Armstrong F 1 o o r a make housework easier—r daily dusting is all the care they ask •— except an occasional renewal of the lacquered surface, or waxing once or twice * year. (Do not lacquer over wax.) Come in and see these new patterns today. W. S. AARON 1429 12th Avenue

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