Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on November 7, 1929 · Page 3
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, November 7, 1929
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.1— \ ALTOOHA MIRROR—THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1929 *. STEADY PROGRESS OF RAILWAYS Attention la Called to Necessity for Continuance of large Expenditures for Improvement of Properties. Tho necessity for continuance of large expenditures for Improvement of railway properties, and of cooperation by shippers in helping the railways utilize their facilities more efficiently, la emphasized in an editorial In the current isaue of the Railway Age. Shippers are especially urged to toad freight cars more heavily as a means of effecting economies which will be beneficial to both them and the railways. ; "The heavier loading of ears," sa'ys the Railway 1 -Age, "Is a policy which can ba carried out only by cooperation between the railways and the shippers. The average capacity of freight cars increased -from 42.4 tons in 1920 to 45.8 in 1628. Meantlnie, the average load of freight loaded in carload quantities increased only from 34.5 tons to 36 .tons. In other words, in 1920 the average capacity of freight •cars exceeded the average loading of carlbad freight by less than 8 tons, or 23 per cent, while In 1928 the difference was about 11 tons, or almost 33 per cent. The loading of cars to their maximum capacity, when it is commercially feasible, saves money for both the shipper ahU the -railroad. It is, in fact, apparently the only way in which, other things being equal, the amount of traffic handled by the railways caji be increased without causing Viny' appreciable increase in any of tha ttHsf 3 of handling iti It means increas- »ng earnings without increasing expenses—and, of course, that is i the surest way to increase the prosperity of the railways and make possible reductions of' rates. "Whether the traffic is or is not going to increase as fast in the future as it has in the past, it is still Increasing fast enough to make necessary constant expansion of railway facilities. What has occurred recently has partially obscured the need for a continuance of policies that will effect economies in railway operation. The net return being eaqjied this year is relatively the largest since 1916. This result Is being attained, however, in spite of losses of passenger, business, and increase of; taxes and wages, .and Is entirely due to an increase) in freight business' and to economies in operation ^-especially the latter. ' "Constant and Increasing' improvement in railway' locomotives and cars and all other facilities, and In the use of all these facilities, will continue to be necessary to enable the railways to render satisfactory service and operate with maximum economy. New forma of competition from other means <ft transportation, and the demands of American, business for more and more speed in rendering of every service essential or even incidental to the con- OUf OUR WAV By WILLIAMS' STAGfe MOVN-A ' OLD UWOER- UNiOER VOO'RE IN A UNDER «ta.u.s>At:6rr. duct of industry and commerce, make imperative continued and even accaler- ated progress in improving railway service and in increasing operating efficiency and economy. There are many things railway managements must do on their initiative to assure this progress; but there are many ways in which they must have the cooperation of their patrons, and also of regulating authorities, in order to assure it." ; The Railway Age urges a continuance of the policy 'of. the railways in For Real Blankets and Comforter Filler visit ; WATERSIDE WOOLEN MILLS Waterside,-.Fa. •• retiring large numbers of locomotives and freight cars and replacing them with hew and better equipment. "As everybody knows," it. says, "great progress has been made In improving railway facilities and improving their utilization. The average speed of freight trains has been in- How Rashes do Itch/ .» BATHE them freely with Cuticura Soap and hot water, dry gently, and apply Cuticura Ointment. It is surprising how quickly the irritation and itching stop and after a few treatments the rash disappears. There is nothing better for all forms of,skin troubles. . SoopJSc. Ointment 23c. anJ 30c. Talcum 2)c > ' Sample each free. , ^A/r<«/"Ciiticim,"Dept.l4T.Maldeo,Ma5s. WILL ROGERS, Famous Humorist: "Dear Literary Digest. I read you constantly because you and Woolworth can handle more things for 10 cents than anybody in the world." Can Atheists Be Believed Under Oath? * * ...• If she had lied and avowed a belief in Heaven arid Hell, the testimony of Mrs. Edith Saunders Miller, it is pointed out, might have been accepted in behalf of her husband, who, with six codefendants, was tried and convicted at Charlotte, North Carolina, for, the murder of Chief of Police Aderholt of Gastonia: . , , *' ' ... : , > / ' Judge N. V. Barnhill, presiding, held that Mrs. Miller's views were pertinent evidence as to her « credibility and were proper material for her impeachment as a witness. "If I believed that life ends with death and that there is no punishment after death," the dispatches quote him as saying, "I would be less apt to tell the truth." And for that Judge Barnhill is put on trial before the bar of public opinion. But in another part of-the State, in Concord, Judge A. M. Stack,, presiding in another case, held exactly the opposite opinion. He declared from the bench, we read in the press reports of the trial, that "a man's" character is made up of acts and his conduct, and you can not impeach him for what he believes." . . ' • Here we have a conflict in law which has captured the attention of the entire country and brought down on the head of Judge Barnhill and on the ancient Tarheel statute an overwhelming torrent of editorial maledictions. ' , In "The Literary Digest" this week, November 9th issue, the entire subject is reviewed and editorial comment is presented ffhich shows the tense feeling that the controversy has aroused everywhere. Other striking news-features in this number are\ A THRUST AT HIGH HOSPITAL CHARGES t Di\ William J. Mayo Tells Fellow Surgeons There's Too Much Salesmanship and Too ' Little Humanity in Modern Hospital Management What Smashed the Bull Market Sen. Bingham's Too-Expert Secretary Soviet Government Stages Melodrama in Paris French Disbelief of Anglo-Airierican Alliance The New Episcopal Prayer Book Chicago's Great New Opera House Sinclair Lewis on North Carolina's Labor War Real Life Romance of An International Spy Big Scrimmage in College Football The President on the Rampaging Ohio Cover Reproduction in Original Colors—"Takina Strait/' South America. By Jose Malanca Get November 9th Number—On Sale To-day—AH News-dealers—10 Cents It is a mark of distinction to be a reader of TheteraryEteest .<*^^-"- • «/ LJ •THE PRACTICAL STANDARD DICTIONAR 140,000 Vocabulary Terms, in One Alphabetic Regular Paper Edition, thumb-notch index. Order, 2,600 Pictures, 15,000 Proper Names, 12.- Cloth, *5. Buckram, $6. Postage Sic. Bible Pa- 000 lines of Synonymic Treatment, 6,000 An- per Edition, with thumb-notch inde*. Cloth, "< '•••' -"" ))J - tpnyms, 2,000 lines of Faulty Diction Treatment, colored edges, »5. Fabrikold, marbled'edges, $6. Questions 1 ' 9<W Fore 'S n Phrases, 1,323 Pages. Postage 28c. Booksellers in your city or by mail. u. ,....,.,._,„ FUNK & WAGNALIS COMJP4NV, Publishers, 8M-8W Fourth Avenue, New Vork Answers a Million $5.00 (Post-paid 15.26) created from about ten mllcn an hour in 1920 to About thirteen miles in 1929. The average numbtr of ears per train has been increased from about thlrty- seveh to almost fifty. Fuel per 1,000 gross ton-miles has been reduced from jver 160 to about 125 pounds. What has been accomplished is a token of •what can yet be accomplished by the Improvement of railway facllltle.f and by improvements in their utilization." MOTOiSTTWARNED ABOUT JJEADLY GAS Head of Pennsylvania Motor Federation Points Out Necessity for Caution During Winter Period. HARRISBURG, Nov. 7.—Warning to motorists to beware of the mennce of carbon monoxide in the closed garage was issued today by the Pennsylvania Motor federation, "Several thousand lives are snuffed out In the United States each year by this poison," said S. Edward Gable, president of the federation, "and with the Increased number of automobiles In use this death list will Increase if motorists do not exercise more care. The simplest and safest precaution is never to run the motor unless the gar- age door, of at least one window, is open. An engine running in a closed garage of ordinary type will produce enough carbon monoxide gas in a fetf minutes to cause death." Monoxide gas is harmless when there is sufficient fresh air to counteract its effect, the federation head stated, but deadly when there la not enough oxygen. "This gas claims most of its victims in garages that are closed, with no means for the Inflow of fresh air," he explained. "Often the blow- Ing shut of a door will close off the necessary ventilation and lead to disastrous, perhaps fatal results, but this danger can be guarded against if a stone, a stake or a hook is used to hold the door in place. "Sudden headache usually is a sign to the motorist working in a garage with the engine running that there 18 carbon monoxide present in dangerous quantities," Mr. Gable said. "When that signal Is evident the wise motorist will got into the open air at once, for carbon monoxide Is colorless and odorless, and difficult to detect. "Supplant care for thoughtlessness in the garage, and in the home, and the fight against this deadly monster is won. Remember that in this crusade fresh air Is your most effective weapon. 2309 Broad Avenue Phone 0755 A bit of care and caution on the part of each car owner in this respect will result In cutting the toll of carbon monoxide victims to a minimum." NEW CURRENCY. WHEELING, W. 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