Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on May 29, 1930 · Page 15
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Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 15

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, May 29, 1930
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f^y-:^ *>M m ...ft"»/-M J4* TOUR DESCRIBED I* *Hrtthftii' Installment «4 MKfnMwwtlft* sketch rCRnrdln* ft Sffltfij Alti«»tafen tonf recently «#mt»let«« Hy several local rcsi- The original tort^ founded by Pizarro •Wft» Several timed ravaged by pirates And earthquakes, and A tidal wave •WA8hed it into the sea in 1746. The San Martin plassa contains*a statue of.the Argentine patriot who shares. with Bolivia the chief glory In the war for independence., in Peru. We motor to Lima, seven miles./ Lima, capital of r , t*eru,,'with a population of 350,00tf, City 6f the Kings. The old street of the merchants during^ colonial days was said to be payed with silver, Is now paved with asphalt and lined with modern shops. Its•-. mall-clad knights have given way to overdressed dandles. Pliarro-founded the city in 1535. As soon as the could find time from murdering Incas, he selected this pleasant spot Ift the Rimac'valley and laid oilt a system of streets that run at-right angles frdm one another, put an old . Moorish plaza In the center, surrounded it neatly with a cathedral, government house ahd two rows of pprtalea , after thfc. conventional .Spanish style, And.>Up rose a center of Spanish authority, Spanish culture, architecture, feminine pulchritude and everything that spells romance. A city so magnificent in those days when it was tlie leading capital of all Spanish America that it became known far and wide as the "City, of the Kings." .But history \ does not end there, for after the con- Ittuest there came a civil war among ytne conquerors themselves for years 'afterwards, until a priest, Pedro .dasca, came to Peru. Ho was quiet and .unassuming but had a glib tongue. One by, one he talked officers and commanders away from Pizarro until he had the, large army. There was to be a battle royal but the monlc continued to talk and Pizairo's forces kept going over, and then in companies, uhfll Pizarro himself, a brother of the great Pizarro, surrendered and /..submitted voluntarily to having his ' h"6ad -chopped off. The priest, having brought peace to Peru through his eloquence, refused all reward, sailed Tlack to Spain in \the same shabby clot.ies lie came in. L,' has little or no rainfall, they Eiy '-nee in twonty-flvo years, but abund-nt r:>ln I, 'hrr up in the 1 . i-.nel ••.J.-Cuzc- it rains three months in t" o year, as well as other times. Climate'quite mild the year round, with cool nights. Lima is -the commercial, go -mental ami the assembling' con' -•' for Peru, or rather a distributing poln*. The products are vegetables of all kinds and many of tho tropical frulta of various kinds, but not enough cereals or other products to supply themselves. Sheep and cattle provide i'airiy well 'needed meats. •There are few industries, such as manufacturing of leather, some cotton ar ' woolen fabrics of inferior quality, ahd only the poorer classes -purchase them, as they are much cheaper than those'Impo-ted. Sugar is raised in large quantities. .Peru has a high protective tariff •Which makes the local price on goods from the United States very high. For example, a pair of shoes sold for $8 in the United States would cost $18 here.. Minerals are varied and abundant, such as silver, gold, platinum and copper, etc.,not well developed for want Of finance. They have some coal-and much oil. Most of tho industry i» owned and controlled by the United States, especially iron ore. and copper, and to a lesser extent by other nations. •TOe hhancial crash in Wall street was severely felt in'Peru. •^Thelr continual cry is for capital and .Bore capital with which to develop and prosecute their industries. The roads just fall, but they think a good ystem ia in the making now and it there is not too much politics ivnd graft, which Is quito evident hero, they may accomplish something along that line. - I The streets are mostly narrow, except those of recent date, Homo of | Which are 100 feet; sidewalks, uoimi •'not more than three or four feet, paved in some places with tile of various colors. The houses for <ho most part of Spanish architecture, one story, others Grecian, two, three or four stories, ' according to width of the street. They ar" built of adobe, plaster, marble^uncl a few of stones. There are many paK- sageways.from the streets which open into courts surrounded by dwelling houaea, restaurants, etc., with a fountain in the center and kiddies playing .about'. The shops many, very flne and varied; much jewelry and silver ware, aa well as every other commodity most as is seen in United States stores, but with prices much higher and pur- ' chased only by tourists or the wcalth- jer class here. Churches are numerous; tho people are Bald to be very religious. Possibly the best example is the cathedral in the Plaza de Annas; is a most Imposing structure, was built by the Chief Pizarro, the conqueror of tho Incas. Little, remains of tho original, having been rebuilt or repaired many tlinew. It contains the richest o£ wood, carving* of the furniture, cciling.s and thrones of the finest material. Fine oil paintings of tho conquest of Peru. On , the facade, lies the body of the conqueror in u. glass case, showing thu stab wounds by which lie was killed; also the heart, brain and entrails/ Thu we** Of war. ThS pfesettt dnete cast in IftO-ltiS-ltW, the largest weighing. 3,284 .pounds. The govern* went palace Is ft plain o«ie-8t6i ; y,bw(ldi Mg, oecu'pylrig ofre side ot the Plaza de Amnas. fcere the president .of the Republic fras his office. The efttlfe block was originally set aside By Pizarro for government purpose, and here the daring conqueror himself was assassinated while at dinner in 1641. A painting of this subject is seen in the National museum. After Pizarro, the viceroys ruled Peru from this palaice, which underwent many changes as. time passed. The present structure has suffered frorn earthquakes, as well as an almost disastrous fire in 1923. At the Central Market of Lima, the entire block, is. taken up with booths and stalls. Htere the native method of training and shopping can be seen in all Its variations. Men and women with loaded bunos arrive the night before. They place their wares of all descriptions on sale, spending the night by choice out on the street as they guard their valuable cargoes. The Palace of Perricholi has beenV called the Versailles of South.-Amerlca, was built by the Spanish viceroy, Manuel Jurlent, who also built the Bull Ring, quite a novelty, after the style ofthose It) Spain, where bull fights are held evetAr Sunday during the season. La Perricholi was the nickname of a Peruvian actress, the idol of her time) who set awhirl the brains of all the aristocracy, young and old. She became the mistress of the 60-year-old Don Manuel and he built the palace for her, turning asido\ the waters of the River Rimac so that the fountains in the courtyard and, gardens of La Per- richoli might-be made to play. Legend tells us how she, returning In the evening after a day spent in gaiety and abo.ndon, was forced to hold up her liveried to permit a religious . pa«sf. S* SWiefceH was v sho frdm contrition at the sight of the Kmmble~~fo)k that she dlsftnttinted froiift ftei- carriage aha followed in the wake of the procession, returning no more to the formefinfe. The" National museum is a; large Building containing pre-inciaic, colonial and republican relies! also trophies of the war of, independence and the war \with Chill. Colonial days are represented by the many objects, - such as chests," trinkets and especially the old carriage that belonged to the Old Tagle family. Its leather springs, heav^ iron tires and gaudy colors strike a marked contrast with the .present, day transportation. Many patnt- ijiga of old Peruvian aristocrats with titles, .genealogies and all the work fh oil known as the assassination of PlStifrci and ancient times, are represented. Inca weavihgs in colors made of dye that has remained fas through BOO years and whose secret has been lost along with the Incaic empire, Is well represented, as is'Peru's ancient Inhabitants, which has been classified according to the district in which it was found. Interesting amorig the latter are the "Whistling Huacos," jug clusters in the shape of animals which produce a whistling sound when blown Into. The Incas practised the art of preserving the dead and the museum has a number of mummies. They are all ih v iij/ir ' 35c Sl'ECIAI, /FRIDAY BAKED FILLET of HADDOCK Including brcnd, butter, coffee, 2 vegetables and snlad. FAMOUS RESTAURANT mil St.. Next to Mt. City Bank Shampoo the « UTIt IJIIA way What a delightful and healthful shampoo it givesl Anoint the scalp lightly with CUTICURA OINTMENT; then make a strong suds with CUTIC0RA SOAP by dissolving shavings of the SOAP in hot water. Wet the hair thoroughly, then shampoo with the suds and rinse, several times, finishing with tepid or cold water. This will keep your scalp in a healthy condition, and Jour hair will be soft and histroUf. Soup Me. Ointment 2te. and 60c Talcum 25e. Proprietors: rotter Drug ft ohmnlnl Corpora- Son, lUldea, Mui. and-Neuralgic Pain with A PICTURE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY "COURAGE" WIDE'ANGLE LENSES Orttiouen. or Tlllycr lenseo slve you tull vision to the very edge. For goli. huntlnu or driving they are ca- •pcciaJly tins. Priced at $2.00 per pair above the rcgu- leases. Macdonald's Spectacle Bazar Altoona, I'll. HICKEY & SON Lougcttt lOululilinhvtl FUNE1VAL SEUVICE Lexington Avenue I 11 A. M. to 11.30 P. M. TODAY Town-Talk Radio PUkurtS Presents]! AN VNDEttWORLD DRAMA BY BAYARD VEILLEK FEATURE TIME—11.50 A. .. M., 1.50, 3.00, 5.50, 7.50 I'. M. AND A CORKING GOOD ROGRAM OF SHORT FEATURES STARTING THIS SATURDAY SHEARER DIVORCEE' CHESTER MORRIS CONRAD NAGEL The Most Daring of Modem Stories in Its Disclosure of Divorce Tears and Laughter Combined It Will Make History As Did the Great "Over the Hill" and "The Old Nest." We Personally Endorse This Production. WARNER BROS. with Belle Bennett A powerful drama of a mother who finds a spectre from the past menacing her home and happiness, and how she triumphs through the courage and loyalty of her youngest hoy. A deification of the American .nother and a glorification of the American hoy. No Member Of Any Family Can Afford To Miss This Great Picture ONE WEEK STARTING TOMORROW 14TH ANNIVERSARY Our Birthday—Your Party AN IDEAL TIME to have teeth extracted with SWEET AIR Registered In U. S. Pat. Office. Gums frozen for those requesting same. False Teeth a Specialty DR. SHOE 1112 IS Ave., 2 Floor, Phone 2-1929 Hours: Dally U a. m. to 6 p. m. Alan., Wed., Sat., to 8 p. m. a.fmttsi poaitrott.jtfre itaees dmftwn ub 9nd IBS arm*. croVsed Over them, held together in s6mejn»tances by means of bfonae bands. ..) Very curious'are two specimens of the tree trunk drums that certain tribes in the Jungle of the Peruvian Amaionlan hinter land use to this day As a means of comWtmicallon over great distances. ""<'The., prodigious carrying powe*i of the noise produced is readily perceived b^ tapping them lightly with the finger tip. What a weird effect is produced When the drums are beaten full force with a heavy club In the deep shadows and silence, of the South American jungle. The University of San Marcos, the oldest university in the Western hemisphere, is here, having rieen founded In 1651, and the present structure commenced in 1571. Within t almost all prominent Peruvians have been prepared for public life. In 1913 Prado, the/rector, started a museum of natural history, and since inert, evfery year, has teen adiled mounted specimens 6t Peruvlaft ftrtl- mal Hfe; also a flne cflltfectioft -ttf fn- calc pottery. Botanical and zoological garden* com tain many interesting specimens of Petu animal and plant life, chief among which are the spectacled bear of the Peruvian Andes, the only South American representative of the bear family. The Condor, the eafele of the Andes distinguished by the crown-like tuft on his head, and also many representatives of the palm family of trees. We were quartered at'the Bolivar hotel during oty stay of two days and nights. It Is "quite a modern edifice, quite up to date. The food was good but poorly served. They seemed minus a head, and whilst they ran around HAPPINESS In Every Meal Lee Hoffman's \"Pleasure Perfect Food" Served Dally at Cressoretto Tavern (Midway Cresson-Loretto) Hoffman's Famous Chicken and Waffle—Chop Suey—Baked Hum Dinners. NEW IDE II AVt Every day from Noon to 9 P. M. Dancing Nightly at Night Club LYRIC THEATRE Today and Tomorrow "LONE STAB BANGER," Zane Grey's first all talking picture with George O'Brien, Sue Carroll and Elizabeth Patterson. Also Turzim the Tiger chapter 5, and comedy, "Crosby's Corner." MEMORIAL DAY Zane Grey's "LONE STAB BANGEU," and Ace of Scotland Yards chapter 10, nnd Vaudeville Act, "Income Taxes." Footer's CLEANERS AND. DYERS 1111 llth St. Phone 5179 DR. I. EISENBERG Optometrist and Optician Eyes Examined; Glasses^ Fitted 220 CENTRAL TRUST BLDG. Hours U to 6.30 Sat. » to B Dresses That Glorify Youth The debutante, the matron, the young saucy miss will all be delighted with this array of new charming dreises, especially at these two low prices. $ $ Typewriter Desk Special Bargain TheH.W. McCartney Co. I 1107 II111 Ave. Altoona, Fa. I 4.88* 7.99 Light and dark prints, pitstels, cape effects, sleeveless models, ' for dress and sport occasions. " W - II-AVE Exclusive Yet Inexpensive hke ftftrf, tfia *«lte« ftrs utteqaftf to the job. We learned iftftt the hostelry had changed hands many times since eorrij>16'tion .And each in turn malting: a flzile. The cause Was readily explained and we feel assured that the: right management would make it a success 1 ; To* We're Is enough patronage, it being: the beat hotel in the city. • (f*> Be Continued) Soft SMI Cnfct LAST TIMES TODAY S* WARNER BROTHERS W"V STKANL) BETTER HURRY LY/5\PI STARTS FRIDAY:— Freedom of the Seize! Now she sings! You don't know Clara Bow until you hear her flash across "There's Only One Who Matters !" Trie to Hie Navy _ _ >». — i Fredric March Harry Green EARLY BIRD" MATINEE DAILY iU.UU A. M. ill. IP 12-OU NOUN 411. oir NOON Adults lac 6.00 i>. M. Adults 25c The Girl With the "Yes" Smile and "No" Disposition DARLING DOROTHY MACKAILL In Vitaphone Act "HOLLAND" In Color COMEDY SOUND NEWS STARTING TOMORROW OUR FOURTEENTH ANNIVERSARY WEEK OUR BIRTHDAY—YOUR PARTY Belle Bennett in "COURAGE" The Outstanding Screen Event Of the Year—History Will Be Made MISHLER N O W Last 2 Days ALL FUN WEEK ©N THE LEVEL VICTOR McLAGLEN CONlfNUING HIS COCKEYED adventures with Fifi Dorsay—Lilyan Taihman A story that's in the air with some of the people on the level. «E Fox Latest News — Clark C. McCullough Comedy — .Graham McNamee STARTINQ SATURDAY AT 11 A. M. No Flag Waving No Mock Heroics No Hymn of Hate Just a drama of the hearts and souls of men doomed to reach their journey's end f too soon. ,It's Great! Really Great! ALL-TALKING From the play by K. C. S H E B I V F. Directed by JAMES WHALE with COLIN CLIVE and Sterling Cust. Now Playing In N. Y. At Two Dollars Acclaimed around the world by public and critics A story so simple, real and true that it becomes a part' of your life .... It glorifies human character . . . Abounds with laughter, gallantry, courage and comradeship. A Beautiful Story of an Ugly War! WILL NOT BE SEEN IN ANY OTHER THEATRE IN BLAIR COJUNTY UNTIL FALL 'Iji |*»o«»o^»o< :>LY/5\PK Last Times Tod^y! •THE RETURN OF . DR.FU MANCHU He cheats the (• r a v e ! The diabolical doctor of "The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu" is back! Alive! More thrilling than ever. A brand new adventure that will hold you rooted to your beat. •SUL'NU .NEWS VIl'Al'HONK AC'i'S Comedy — "UKSPEKATK SAM'' C A PI TOU TODAY AND FRIDAY:— "The Screen's Bird of Paradise" in her most powerful role. Is it right to keep up friendship with your former sweet-s, heart after you've mawied the wrong man? With GRANT WITHERS T lomoiTOw "RIDE 'EM COWBOY" — ACTS — SOUND NEWS STARTS SATURDAY:— A New Thrill for Nancy Carroll Fans! NANCY CARROLL .N "The *&* Devil's Holiday & Midnight Show OLYMPIC THEATRE Sunday Midnight

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