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TT-m ALTOONA XflRR OR—WEDNESDAY, NOV'feMBfeR 6, 1929, j&Utoona fllltrror. fcatamistit.!) ;um- Ki 1874 Hnrrj Mil' I "linrtiT, MIHHIIII I'KIMI.SC. (O.MI'A.VV. MIKKUl: HIJII.I'INO. LOOO-1002 GruTi Ave.. Altuonn, ! instancefl the victims of unfortunate I i condition!) are not directly responsible J for Ihelr unhappy state. They arr | feltered by unfortunate conditions. i The Central Bureau of Charities Is TIMELY TOPICS N UNPRECEDENTED NUMBER of highway holdups having been reported to the stale highway patrol one of the city's Indlsponslhle Institit- ( dl|r|nK lne , agt monthi Capln | n Wilson ,, a : lions. It. Is the agent of the phllnn-^ ;>ricC) sllpcr intcndcnt of the patrol, ^hroplcally Inclined and performs ai M1SKC .,t s to road-users thai they pay tremendously important work earn ; „,,„,,, lltR | y „„ attention to persons not yenr. It does more than relievo dls- ofn ,. cr( , of thc | aw> who attempt to CITY SUUSCRII'TION KAThS: ! tress; It exposes fraud nnd makerf the ; H(op |hRm at nlght . anri th(lt ln Ulc N. SI.KI L,. JOHNSTON ^resident ManaKlns Edltni copy Per monlh (paynbln mo omhiy)'" '.0 cents ^ sit " ation "nplcnsnnt for Impostors who | dayt|mc thny bo vcry cnrcful wnom - ' ! devote their energies to preying nn the :,,.„„ -.i.ii,,,,. i they MAIL SUUSCIUPTION RATES: One month (In ndvnnci!) Kix months 'In mU-nncc) ............ One year (tn ndvnnre) .............. 'generously Inclined Instead of i-ngag- i ,, Don , t Mtop for anyone a t night, lin- 57.0(1 ing In useful Industry. j less tin obstruction has ben placed In Bell Phone TKLKPFIONEB: 7171. efficient of fleers: It deserves and re- ;reives the practical sympathy find sup- I port, of nil men nnd women who feel The Altoona Mirror 1.1 n mi-mncr of the j themselves under n. rert.-iln obligation Audit Blironn of c.'lrciilnllnn nnd thc Amnrl- i an Newspaper PtitillFliprs' A:<soi:l:it]on nnd ] toward their less fortunate fellow clll- ' zen.s, young or old. It receives their ' rontrlbutions and wisely expends Ihem The Altootm Mirror ns«umi>.i no Hnnnclai t_ «| 1f , qnrv | r . n ,,r ii.e imfnrtiinnte Tt responsibility for lyiiogmphlcal orror» In nd- ' ln Inp ^ rv "- c <» ""• uniommnie. 11 This organization wisely reflected Its j the road," advises Captain Price. "Sometimes hold-up men block a high- Pennsylvania elation. A.HHO- vertisements, but will reprint that part ot an advertisement In which the typographical error occurs. Advertisers will plcane notify the management Immediately of any error which may occur. Entered an second clasn matter at Altoona postofTice. SU&TAININO MEMBER NATIONAL 1099 ASSOCIATION EDITORIAL hns a fine record nnd, we are quite sure, nn cver-lnrreiislngly useful one. HK.VATOB HINOIf AM'S CASK. way with a slolcn car, or a crude barricade, but If the way is open travelers should keep going. "The Kohln Hoods and Dick Tilt-pins now operating on Pennsylvania highways arc usually vcry youthful and very ama.teurish. Professionals do not stage highway jobs — the risk' is too great and the reward too small. But Ihe peanul-highwaymen — Ihe thieves of the dime-a-dozen caliber, are. dangerous because of their very immaturity. The youth of borderline Intel- A AVEHAOE DAII/V J'AII) CIKCUI^A- TION DflUNO OCTOUKR. 28,987 CYNICAI, OBSERVER of events, psHt or present, might be tempted to believe that Senator Binghnm of Connecticut, who was censured last week for rush conduct, merely did openly what many of his colleagues habltunlly do under rover—thai Is, he sought ndvico and Information from a known lobbyist. The alleged fault, of Senator Kingham consisted In doing openly a thing thai It Is believed certain of his col- mornnmiiius, is dumb enough lo shoot, and therein lies Ihe danger. "At Sti'oudshurg tho other day Patrolman Tapp was notified of a rilling station robbery, eight, hours after II occurred. Later In the day, patrolling the Lackawanna trail, he came upon three rough-looking boys, walking toward Scranton. He had sense enough not to take a chance with them and covered them with his gun. He discovered nol only that each had a revolver, but that they carried everything stolen from Ihe gas station. Incidentally, not one of the three an- Senator Blnghnrn might well adopt WEDNESDAY, NOVKMIIKR B, IIIZB. | tjin same attitude toward his critics . ; that Ihe Founder of the Christian religion did toward certain noisy persons living In his dny. He might have snld: "Let him thai Is wilhoiil sin among you rust the first stone." He took the mutter very calmly and there is little reason lo suspect his conduct will do him much permanent A TIIOl'GHT I''OK TODAY. Not fur that we have, dominion over your faith, hut arc helper* of your job: for by faith we Hhulil.—II Corinthian* 1:24. i AITH DRAWS the polnnn from takes the sling from every loss, and quenches the lire ot I every pain; und only fulth can do it.—J. t;. Holland. 1 patrol by the excited s "Near' Willow Grove leagues do secretly-he permitted a swerert the description given Ihe molor ° ' ' ....tunl U.. * 1. ,- ......l(».*l .-tntln.* rt.t.tlnl. partisan of a certain business inler- esl lo Influence him favorably toward n measure the adoption of which will affect every man, woman and child In the eounlry. There are a, goodly number of complexities in every proposition to en- R THAT SCHOOL LOAN. JSTUHNS FROM YESTERDAY'S election show that the proposal to authorize the floating of a $H,000,000 loan for the cxlunslun of our school facilities received a very suUHlantial majority In every pruciiH'L of our city save one. At the moment of this writing tho returns from a few precincts are still missing, but there is no question concerning tho result. An overwhelming majority of the voters have declared in favor of the loan. The indications are that five citizens voted for it to every one who opposed it. This result Is In accordance with the general expectation and la In the nature of a command to the school authorities to go forward In the vitally essential task of providing adequate housing and other facilities for the thousands of young persons attending our schools. The proceeds of the forthcoming loan will enable the school directors to provide adequate accommodations for our present school population and to make some allowance for the Inevitable Increase of the future. Few cities in the country have shown such a remarkable Increase In public school attendance, especially In the High school. Three things make, this Inevitable: First, the continued growth of population; second, the im.TeaHud interest in tho privileges afforded by our High school; third, the more perfect enforcement of the provision requiring compulsory attendance up lo the age of 16. force the protective policy. Its purpose Is lo enable the original owner to reap a. profit on his producls. It Is a tux on ^he individual consumer for the benefit of thc producer. It Is believed, thai Iho protective system encourages Industry and thus benefits the worklngman and his family. The. country contains some students who hold thul il would be quite as prosperous and Ihe working people would he quite us busy if all tho tariff walls were torn down. This Is an experiment the miijorlly of Ihe people—especially Ihose living in Ihe heart oC our Industrial districts— would be somewhat loth to try. They are not favorable to the introducllon of Ihe European wage slandard in our country. owner. Patrolman Francis X. Kelly and a man who hud been held up and robbed on the highway came the next night to a sedan parked in the exact spot at Which the robbery had occurred. Frank Hchull, the man robbed, declared the cur was the same us that which carried his as- sullunls.' Kelly flashed a. light on an occupant of the car, who drew a sawed-off, shotgun and attempted to shoot thc officer. Kelly worked faster, however, and the allempt was aborllve. Two men were n,rrested, and it develops thai an end has come to the series of roadside hold-ups which alarmed that section of the state for weeks. "In one wise the hold-up artists de| muncled the victim's license card, from which they copied his name and address. " 'Now,' they said, 'we know who you are, and If you report this thing to the police we'll come back and "take you for a ride." ' "My advice to persons ordered to 'stand and deliver' Is that they 'stall' as long as possible. Another car will be along within n. short time, on almost any Pennsylvania road. Or perhaps drivers will follow thc example of a Johnstown man on whose steering wheel, aimed toward his left-hand window, Is a. rubber bulb filled with immonia. So far this man has had only one occasion to use thc bulb—and when a would-be thief received n fncc- rull of ammonia, blinding nnd choking lilm, his would-be victim gol leisurely out of the car and quite as leisurely administered a. severe heating. The thief made no resistance—the ammonia took care of that. THE SAUNTERER T HE FRIENDS OF THE Forgetful Lady—some of them, nt least— were somewhat concerned for her safety on Sunday night, fearing that in the midst of congenial associates dhc might have failed to remember the Sunday hours on the Fairview line. But she seems to have been taken care of by her good angel or her thoughtful friends. While the Saunterer did not either see or hear her on Monday morning, he was assured by thoso who spoke with authority that she was safe and had arrived by one of the regular conveyances. True, when the Saunterer trn.a her age ho generally walked home, suffering no Inconvenience 'from ' the hills on the way. The small black kitten which took up its residence in our habitation a couple of weeks ago, not exactly according to its own volition, but in obedience to the wishes of the lady .who is extremely fond of black cats and kittens, has become thoroughly acclimated to the new atmosphere nnd has also won the kindly favor of Knlly and Tommy. True, there are still moments when it exasperates Tommy almost beyond endurance by n.isuiling his tail, but he manages to endure it and to retain his good humor. When the situation becomes absolutely unbearable of an afternoon hi; usually takes refuge In the arms of the Saunterer. "I agree with you," assented the Occasional Visitor, "in your surprise over the course of tho average person who 'can drink or can let it alone,' and one of his peculiar smiles (lilted over his rather expressive visage. "It appears to me," ho went on,, "that everybody possessing a humane disposition should be sympathetic toward a weak brother and willing— even anxious—to do whatever is possible to remove temptation from his path. One who has been gifted with HO much strength of will should remember that not every son of Adam Is HO blessed. 'Ye who are strong should bear the infirmities of the weak. 1 " The Saunterer has a friend who says that he learned a very valuable lesson some years ago. He had been for many years a moderate drinker. He did not believe he had any special appetite for strong drink. When the prohibitory amendment became part of tho country's supreme law his home supply of liquor eventually ran out. To his surprise and consternation my friend discovered that he had been mistaken. He did miss his occasional drink; he missed it perceptibly. He was frightened. In the end, the appetite ceased to annoy him and he recovered his usual poise. Perhaps his case was not an entirely isolated one. There may have been others. AT ALL SEASONS CITY O1-'1''1C!IA1,S C1IOSKN. O F THE THREE CITY COUNCILMEN elected yesterday, Mr. Taylor has been n-electrd, Mr. IHIMI- berg, who has buen serving under appointment, Is chosen for un unexpired term, and former Mayor Charles K. Rhodes moves once more out of the private! station Into municipal office. It can be said quite truthfully thul all have had experience. Having proven their competency by previous service, a majority of their constituents approve their past and look forward with confidence toward their future HITV- Ice. Altoona has been fortunate during recent years in the peculiar fitness of her public officials for the tasks committed to them by the voters. We have had good government for several years and the taxpayers have a reasonable right to expect the best possible re- tmlts from those elected yesterday a» well as from Ihelr colleagues. Business sense and wise management will keep our clly In the ways of progress and prosperity. THE WATER MKTKK. T HE RECENT .ANNEXATION of Junlata exlended tho area of the meter method of regulating the water supply to that former borough. Report says that the figures show a somewhat prodigal use of water In that part of the city. In thai event tho consumer will be called upon to pay accordingly. And that Is consonant with justice. Recklessness In the use of water Is no longer possible, without involving corresponding payment. Nor is there anything unreasonable in that. Several years ago it became necessary for the city of Alloona to employ the meter as a remedy for extravagant and careless use of water. Tho result was simply amu/.lng. We have never had a serious water fam- Inn since the new plan came into use, although we hiivii passed through some seasons of drought during which certain communities were dlslressed by reason of lack of an adequate water supply. The meter system proved an effective euro for wanton extravagance by water consumers. The consciousness lhal water wasted would have to be paid for worked for the general good. There was no lack of water at a reasonable price. Nevertheless, the reck less were, obliged to pay. W«i venture tho prediction thai while Iho people, of Junlata will ho well-supplied with water al a moderate cost there will be a decided saving, so far as the consumption of that In- dispenslble lluld is conrerned during the immediate future. WHAT OTHERS SAY Tho Trust Laws Tinder Hoover. iTn his address before the Amcrl- The exhortation which has come down through the ages, "know thy-I self," gives the sons and daughters of Adam very excellent advice. Most of us are prclly certain that we need no advice in this respect. We are very sure we do know ourselves. It takes a shock such as that experienced by our too confident friend to jar us out of our sense of perfect security nnd show us just how dangerous our footing is. We. should be correspondingly grateful to Providence or friends or circumstances that have Bar association at the annual T 11 THE CHARITIKS Bl'HKAl'. IHE FACTS ANP FIGURES con- \ JL tulneil In the annual report of the Central Bureau of Charities show quite conclusively the urgent und continued need for such a friendly society in this city. The Altoona Mirror trusts that all kindly disposed persons among its readers—and it believes that includes the entire company—have studied the facts and figures presented by this report and are in complete and practical accord with the helpful purposes of the organization. The Central Bureau of Charities is the responsible i.gcnt of the people of this city in the administration of relief to tho unfortunate. In a community of the size of Altoona it is inevitable that there shall always be a certain proportion of unfortunate men, women and children who an- in need °i assistance. lu many CIIAUI.KS V. t'AIU'KNTKK. I ilIK LATE CHARLES F. Carpenter was a citizen whose modesty WHS so overshiidowing that it tended to obscure his genuino character In Iho view of those who were not in- tlmalely acquainted with the man 01 cognizant of his virtues. Ho belonged to that useful but modest company whose members are unwilling to permit their right hands to know of thc generous deeds constantly performed by their left and vise versa. For many yeafc Mr. Carpenter was a. dominant spirit in the life of local sports. He was specially interested in baseball und was long president of the old Tri-Stute league. He was likewise vitally interested In every form of outdoor activities. Quiet and unpretending in all his affairs. Mr. Carpenter was u. progressive citizen, ever willing to lend his influence to every good and worthy rause. Those who really knew the man are conscious of tho fact that our city hub lost a wise and useful friend. /" can meeting of that body In Memphis, At- lorney General Mitchell, as chief law officer of the Hoover administration, declared that the law-enforcement policy of his department, and that of the federal government as a whole, admitted of no exceptions. The significance of those words doubtless was appreciated by the lawyers who heard them. In Ihe rcporl of a very able com- mlllee of the American Bar association Die federal anli-lrust act was pronounced antiquated and detrimental. Thc report called for radical revision of the law in the light of late economic development—cartels, cooperatives, mergers, chain stores, superpower and the like. It proposed that an agency be established to direct and advise men of affairs who may be planning combinations in aid, not in restraint, of trade. Mr. Mitchell may or may not sympathize with that suggestion. In his Memphis address he hinted, Indeed, at u change by congress of the philosophy of business control. But, he pointedly remarked, the administration was bound to enforce the laws as they stood. Ho added thai, *ave in rare Instances, the department ol Justice would decline to pass on the legality of plans for business mergers and combinations, since too often In the past Its advice hud been mlsln- lerpreled and misapplied. The position taken by the attorney general is, of course, sound. But the opponents of existing archaic; and ambiguous anti-trust laws will continue their agitation for modillcation of those meusuri's and will present bills to congress with that object In view. They will expect tho president to deal with the important question In his forthcoming annual message and thus lo Indiculo his own ideas til the premises. Tho matter In vital. It is ripe for wise and effective treatment.—Chicago Daily News. * * • Changed Tiictli'H. Coolidgc used to weigh his words. Nuw he counts 'em.—Leesburg, ina., Commercial. • • • Not Always. Creen is a soothing color except when you have to take four putts on one of 'cm.—Arkansas Gazette. A Strange Case. But the way we get it, u Quaker i.i undertaking to show a Scotchman how ho can save money on his navy.— Dallas News. banished our false sense of safety. It Is far better that Illumination should come before It is too late to save oneself. • > By GRACE K. EBIUOIIT. F OLKS WHO LOVE A GARDEN and who do their best'to create loveliness therein, are well able to find something beautiful within its boundaries at all seasons of the year. So it Is with my own little modest bit of garden; and so I have found it In the wonderful, spacious garden of my friend Mrs. McK., -at Sylvan Hills. It was radiantly lovely in midsummer, with is gorgeous blooms and Its creeping vines, Its green trees and bowered roses; It was lovely In early October when I next visited it, for then all the fall-blooming plants were riotous with their richly-colored blooms, the leaves of the. trees were harmoniously colored, too, and the evergreens a rich background. And I found it still lovely on the first Sunday in November, when Jane and I visited it. How we did enjoy the delightful walk up from the trolley station at Sylvan Hills. The massive oak treus that line the curving roadway are glorious even when most of their leafage is gone. The grass, revived to a new life by the heavy rains of late, seemed to partake of a richer, deeper green than ever in contrast with the red and gold and russet leaves scattered over Its surface. Many of the lovely estates along the way are bordered with richly colored barberry hedge, Just now jewelled with the bright bead-like berries of autumn. The Blairmont Country club vies in beauty of architecture and in splendor of setting with any of the aristocratic clubs to be found in Philadelphia's charming suburbs. The dismal rains of the morning had given way to a half-hearted brightness of afternoon, and as we neared the crest of the hill we saw the lovely little town of Hollldaysburg nestled off in a vale to the right, its tall spires- rising here and there among the trees; in its appearance a quiet little English village. The massive white stacks of Chimney Rocks were plainly visible, in the thinning foliage, and from every anglu here the vista Is one of beauty. In spite of the baring treea and the dull day, the McK. home seemed to be lovelier than ever. Against the rays of the afternoon sun the brilliant glory of the scarlet creeper that almost covers the front of the house, waa an exquisite tapestry of all shades of red, scarlet, vermilion and burnt orange, a lively picture against the duller .red of the brick. And creeping luxuriantly all along the low stone wall of the front terrace, English ivy, richly green. I remembered Mrs. McK. telling mo of all the many tall plantings of shrubbery along the winding paths and the drives of the estate, that every one bears flower or fruit of loveliness at so'me season of the year. The golden bells of forsjjthla ring in the springtime here, and. now, in November, the stems of the lovely coral berry shrubs are thick hung with clusters of wine-red berries, that resemble' red raspberries, a.nd make S. beautiful showing. The tall shrubs of privet have a yield of little blueber- •ies, looking a lot like the small mouii- .aln blueberries; and the crimson- eaved barberry was jewelled over with its shining red beads. As we came near the house Jane remarked, "Why I really believe that la a delphinium still in bloom," and ahe was right in her guess. And the delphinium was not the only flower yet in bloom.' After a most delightful visit indoors, we all strolled through the garden, admiring its beauties, everywhere. Soft, tender new growth of lawn underfoot, richly col- LOOKING HIS GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH! Probably self-consciousness fre- ouently brings unpleasant experiences. There are times -when the thin-skinned Individual goes so far in his efforts not to trangress the bounds of propriety that he brings down upon his devoted head the very evil against which he is trying to guard. The Saunterer is very intimately acnuaint- ed with a man who is quite full of fun in hia own home and in the midst of his own family, but who shuts uv> like a clam almost as soon as his surroundings chance. In consequence he has achieved a renuta- tlon for Hcriousness and stiffness whlr.h effectively conceals his real nature from observation. "I have gone through a goodly number of political camnalgns," remarked the Practical Politician, "but I do not. think I ever saw one in which the electorate seemed to be so gen- ornllv unconcerned and Indifferent. While I have not sought the company pf practical politicians, If . any such still linger.«pn the shores of mortality. I- have riot heard a single word, so far as I recall, in casual conversation, about the year's candidates 01 the parties. I believe a couple of candidates casually approached me during the campaign and modestly mentioned their candidacy. Beyond that T have heard no political discussion of any sort." Perhaps It is just as well; I am quite sure it Is In all cases where the voters remember their duty on election day and visit the polls some tlmo during the day, marking their tickets Intelligently and thoughtfclly. It is the amount of thinking the voters do during a political campaign rather than the amount of talking they do which is going to characterize their conduct as the crowning result of good citizenship. Every voter should take his opportunity as a serious responsibility and act accordingly. Perhaps every really devout citizen prays before voting and then votes as ho or she prays. The Small Boy who chanced to be an Involuntary member of the company was sound asleep before the tieance was half over. Perhaps that fact is ominous; perhaps it is prophetic of the fate of the average reader. Let's stop. W. H. S. 1'erlmptt. It is said thul money goes further than it did. Muybe it will get so that it will go us far us next pay day. —New York Times. • » • Exceptions. One half the world may not know how the other half lives, but this docs LATEST IN (JOLK (London Opinion.) ' A golf club has been Invented which whistles when a drive is made correctly. But with many golfers this is quite unnecessary, as the caddie will whistle with sheer surprise if a drive Is made correctly. ored flr trees brightening every turn, hardy perennials still radiant with blooms. Andy, the gardener, has tucked the bed of new roses away beneath a thick mulch of leaves for their winter sleep, but a surprising number of the plants are still in bud or bloom. Mrs. McK. picked for Jane a large bouquet of lovely pansles, richly colored and cheerful; while the massive blooms of Columbia roses she gave to me, seemed extraordinary, to be cut so late in the year. Hardy red chrysanthemums, red coral berries and branches of barberry, with the roses, combined to make a charming bouquet. A garden such as this one must be a thing of beauty, even in midwinter; for above the whiteness of the snow will be the tall evergreens, the winding hedges of box that shut In the delightful English garden. And for a background the stone walls and the bare limbed trees of the forest, nearby. • And, even though we may not like the reign of winter, with Is dullness and cold aijd slush and sleet and Ice— still, it's a fine thing, too, to have winters. For after the long, dreary reign Is over, how the human heart sings in chorus with the song of the birds coming back from the southland; and how It quickens the. spirit to see again the budding and sprouting and springing to life of all the beauty of the garden, now hushing to its long sleep. TIIIIIFTINESS. A Poem with • every word of which begins with a "T." The thrifty that teacheth the thriving to thrive. Teach timely to traverse, the thine that thou 'trive, Transferring thy toiling, to timeliness taught, This teacheth thee temp'rance, to temper thy thought. Take trusty, (to trust to) that think- est to thee, That trustlly thriftiness trowletu to thee. Then temper thy travel!, to tarry the tide; This teacheth thee thriftiness, twenty times tryed. Take thankfull thy talent, thank thankfully those That thriftily teach thee they time to transpose Troth twice to thee teached, teach twenty times ten, ' This trade that thou takest, take thrift to thee then. THOMAS TUSSER, English Poet—1557. REFLECTIONS By THE KEFEREE. T^EDERAL AUTHORITIES invest!F gating the gigantic liquor ring which was recently broken up by a raid on Its fortified headquarters in New Jersey say that the organization's account books show that $30,000 a week was paid to bribe law-enforcement officials. That sum, is so large that it almost passes belief. And we submit that nothing the investigators'do can be half as important as finding out just what officials were collecting that money. Bribery is the life-blood of the illicit liquor trade. If it cannot be stamped out prohibition cannot be enforced. By all odds, let's see these crooked officials tripped up permanently. Advertising is an essential in this modern age. But there are one or two forma of it that give ua a severe pain in the neck. Chief among these is the airplane- loudapeakert A big tri-motored plane spent the day recently circling over Philadelphia, while a raucous voice came snow fro mthe clouds extolling the virtues of some new motor oil.' The voice could not be escaped. It was. all-powerful. The people below had to listen to it whether they liked to or not. If that particular form of advertising spreads, it will be necessary 'to pass new laws in self-defense. To inflict a loud, unescapable voice on a whole city is indefensible. It ia to be hoped that advertisers generally will have the good sense to realize it, THAT BODY OF YOURS MIRRORGRAMS Better work out than rust out. Your share should always be a. lull share. V'hen money talks it generally says something. Obstacles make you fight and lighting keeps you lit. The man who has hi.-j mind on his 23 YEARS AGO TODAY From Tho Mirror 1'llen William ilcGraw, aged 09, died at his home in Hollidaysbui'K. Mattie, wife of (Jibb McCulloch, ! died ut her home at J508 Fifteenth .street, aged 41. , F. X. B. Hewel und James A. Claar were appointed tii.-ket examiners at Ihe passenger station. Mr. and Mrs. K. K. Stiffler celebrated their thlrty-tlfth wedding anniversary at their home at 1U13 Fifth Councilman Robert Wilson iu- Job never has 1\ worry about having stalled in the manual training depurt- cae. ,. i moiit at the High school. Iroduccd an ordinance providing for a referendum on a {irojiosed $100.000 street paving loan. A blueprint mui'hine, presented by the Pennsylvania rullroud, was in- ANNIVERSARIES LINCOLN WINS Kl.KCTION. Today is the sixty-ninth anniversary of the election of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency of the United States on Nov. 6, 1860. Lincoln won by 180 votes. Breck-'ii- ridge receiving 72, Bell 39 and Douglas 12. The election was strictly suction- al for the Republicans got no electoral vote in a southern state. The year closed in gloom for those who hoped for peace und in February a Southern Confederacy was formed by delegates meeting in Montgomery, Ala. On Feb. 18, Jeff Davis wan inaugurated president of the Cunt'i/'leruey. After Lincoln's inauguration on March 4, hi; denied the right of any state or number of stales to go out of the Union. In the soutli th'- address was regarded as practically u declaration of war. Less than six weeks luti>r the Confederates bombarded Fort Sumter in Churk'titou harbor and the Civil war was on. I DITrilSIUE FI-DI'S. (Springfield Sun.) You only have to go out on the road on a Sunday afternoon to realize what a great turnover the American motor Industry is having. QUOTATIONS "To try to gain security through armaments is simply to make war inevitable."—Lady Astor. "The day will come tl-hen the dixy's work can be done with hardly more effect than pushing a button."—Secretary of Labor Davis. "When women succeed in business, or the professions, llieir success is exaggerated."—Mrs. Mabel Walker Wlilcbrandt. "Citizens have a right to be heard on legislation, but there must be some discrimination between legitimate representation und criminal and secret lobbying."--Robert S. Allen. "The people who imagine 1 am shut out from Nature do not dream ol the world of loveliness that touch and the sense of smell reveal to me." -Helen Keller. By JAMES W. BARTON, M. D. BELIEVE THAT physicians are talking about the gall bladder more than at any other previous time It Is a very small organ, holds only a few teaspoonsful of bile, not enough to supply the bile needs for a day, and yet if it gets inflamed or irritated it can cause a great deal of distress, melancholia, and even dangerous ailments. If, on the other hand, It is doing its work properly, you feel bright and buoyant, the digestion is not disturbed, and there ia no constipation. As you know, the bile flows directly from the liver to the Intestine, and also from the gall bladder to the intestine, but the bile in the gall bladder is richer, thicker, darker—is really in a more concentrated or powerful form than the bile from the liver cells. It would seem that the liver sends bile to the gall bladder, and that it becomes richer there to be ready foi emergencies. For instance it has been shown by a number of research men that when a meal, rich in fats on egg yolk, Is eaten, that the gall bladdei 'immediately empties all of its bile into the small intestine as If it knew that this rneal would require a lot oi bile to break down the fats, ao that they may be absorbed by the Intestine. And yet there is another factor here where nature expected you to help out in this matler of helping the gall bladder to empty itself. Drs. B. P. Babkin and D. R. Webster of McGlll university have been able to show "that the slightest pressure on the gall bladder produces flow of dark gall bladder bile." Now what is my point? Although nature tucked the gall bladder in a safe place beneath and attached to the liver, she expected you to move and bend your body enough to squeeze the gall bladder from time to time in other words to work or exercise your body. With th emovement of the lung against the roof of the abdomen ev ery time you breathe, and of course a harder blow or squeeze is given when you breathe deeply, the live and gall bladder receive this blow or squeeze, and bile is forced from th" gall bladder to the small intestine. Now the ideal way to breathe deep ly is to do enough work, or tak enough exercise that you simply hav to breathe deeply. It need only take two or three minutes twice a day. LACKING EXPERIENCE. (San Diego Union.) The federal comptroller general ob jeuts that the shipping board sells ships at prices far below their cost The comptroller is evidently ono mar who never tried to get his money out of a used car. AN BXl'LANATION. (Chicago News.) Our small brother a-iktd, "What's a. politician? We. explained in grea RIPPLINGRHYMES Up to Date. ' By. WAI/T MASON. rriHERE'S NOTHING WRONG with A my old bus, It's better as its years increase; its cylinders kick up no fuss, but chug along as smooth as ;rease. Year after ' year it moves along, and doesn't cause me any woe;' t seems as pep'ful and as strong as when I bought it years ago. But I've decided we must part, I've thought about it much of late; I want a modern car and smart, with everything that's up to date. My friends are wont to view with scorn my useful but back number dray, and they insist it should adorn the nearest ]unk- pile right away. And so I spend the passing days regarding autos,, new, refined, and always feeling, as I yaze, :he sheriff's just two jumps behind. We never wear things out, alas, we're always-blowing Iron men; .the fashions come, and when they pass, we have to buy new things again. The/hat Lwear is good as wheat, it well might last rne any years, it is respectable and neat, but it moves stylish men to tears. They sny harah things that break my heart, they view me with sardonic smile, they crowd around me In ,the mart, arid ask me where I got that tile. If I were of heroic mould I'd wear ithis hat I have today until the blamed thing grew so old the, wind would blow .Its crown away. But I must buy a bonnet new, with coin for which I slave and grind, well knowing, as that coin I strew, the sheriff's just two jumps behind. My brindled suit would doubtless laat for many seasons with good care, but men of fashion stand aghast "a'nd ridicule the duds I wear. -And so I buy new gabardines, in London styles, and satin-lined, well knowing us I spill the beans, the sheriff is two jumps behind. I am buying things I do not need, to follow styles from day to day, and always feel, as ; I proceed, the sheriff's never far away. (Copyright, 1929, George M. Adams.) CURRENT^OMMENfs Walt! The football season hasn't ended, and there's still a chance for one of the experts to forecast a game correctly.—Wichita Beacon. A senate committee has acquired considerable knowledge about' lobbies and is now wondering what to do with it.—Des Moines Tribune-Capital. What we can't understand is why so many motorists drive to distant places to be killed wkeh they have all the modern conveniences at home, —Canton Daily News. •» Now an authority on the subject says that parachutes that are provided for aviators are "nearly infallible." Just how near is nearly? —Ithaca Journal-N6ws. In all the various proposals for ordinances against sound, we wonder why somebody hasn't suggested capital punishment for knockers.—Fort Worth Record-Telegram. All that Fall and Doheny have said about that famous $100,000 loan may be true, but in view of subsequent developments doubtless both will agree they chose an inopportune time for the transaction.—The Sioux City Trib- ABE MARTIN detail. When we had finished he said, "Oh! 1 thought it was a man who didn't work!" ' Auybuddy desirin" to do so kin preserve a Kiefer pear from now on by putting paraffin on its stem. How's it come we don't hear noth- ia' about widenin' the primrose path? (Copyright, JOOQ If. Oille Co.) JL The "Backward States" •By BRUCE CATION. J OSEPH R. GRUNDY SHOULD not be criticized too sharply for declaring that the agricultural western and southwestern states are "backward" and do not deserve much representation in the U. S. senate. He was only saying what a great many men have been thinking. He at least had the virtue of frankness. He stated his theory publicly, instead of concealing it and operating under false pretenses. And utter frankness in Washington, is not too common a virtue. Nevertheless, this proposition of Grundy's deserves some discussion. It represents the culmination of a growing American theory; the theory that nothing counts except industry, that all values can be measured In terms of a .-manufacturer's ledgers, that the supreme pinnacle of human endeavor is represented in such a phenomenon as the Pittsburgh steel district or the. Detroit automobile region. Now if this theory be correct, Grundy's view about our "backward states" is correct also. In that case a Pennsylvania mining town, with its unpalnted hovels that do for homes, its dreary streets and its company police, with their long record of bru- -" tality and repression, la a jewel In our crown, and a peaceful Dakota farming community is a villainous disgrace. It might be, however, that Grundy is mistaken. Perhaps, in other words, we do not live for our industries. Perhaps there are in this world things that are more important than dividends. Perhaps Grundy and Vare are not the Immeasurable superiors of Borah and Norris. • 1 Grundy's argument, after all, boils down to this: the manufacturers have a right to fix the laws to suit themselves. If there are in the country people who do not happen to be manufacturers, and who do not like to live under laws that were devised by, and for the manufacturers, they are just out of luck. Their only salvation is to become manufacturers themselves. There aren't many who will go that far with this Santa Claus of the Pennsylvania Industrialists. Yet that is what 'his whole theory leads to. If the industrialist is the only one to be considered when a matter like the tariff comes up for discussion, then the "backward" .states do not deserve to have senators and representatives in Washington. We owe Grundy a debt, In a way. He has brought this attitude out Into the open. It is an attitude that la pretty well represented' at the capital, just now, and it exercises a lot of power. Grundy has helped us to. see that it is there. A FARMING STATE. • (Willlamsnort Sun.) Pennsylvania is called the greatest manufacturing state in the Union. It has been so referred to at Washington during the current excitement over the tariff. It is looked upon by some of the other states as one continuous area devoted to greater factories, shops, and mines. But Pennsylvania is also one of the great farming states in America. It ranks high in the quantity, quality and value of its farm products and some of the finest farm land found anywhere in the nation lies within the borders of the state. Perhaps those states which think that Pennsylvania knows nothing about farming and has no interest in, the farmer will have their eyes opened when they read that ground has been broken at Harrisburg for a building to cost nearly $1,500,000 which will be used for the annual state farm products show. The big exhibition building is to be constructed in response to popular demand. The state farm products show has grown in size and in popularity from year to year until the construction of a building adequate to house it becomes a necessity. The new building will serve to illustrate the importance of agriculture among Pennsylvania's industries. At the same time it will serve to stimulate agricultural progress. IN HUMOROUS VEIN "It must be stimulating to go through the Hall of Fame." "In a way, yes. I had to look up about half of them."—Louisville Courier-Journal. • "Is he an entertaining conversationalist?" "He can keep you interested all evening and never once mention prohibition."—Detroit Free Press. Shyman—Tell me, Willie, have you any other sisters? Willie—Huh, you don't need any others. She's made up her miud to marry yo.u.—Tbs Pathflnder.

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