Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on November 7, 1929 · Page 18
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Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 18

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, November 7, 1929
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THB-.-ALTOOMA MIRROR-THURSDAY, NOVtiMBER-J-*, UNIQUE POST OF i WORLD_WAR VETS Minneapolis Has V. F. W. Post of Half Hundred Soldiers Who Lost Either an Arm or Leg In Battle. (By NEA Service.) MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Nov. 7.— There are half a hundred of them, nnd they are fine, stalwart yoniiK men except that every one of them Is shy either an arm or a leg. Crippled soldiers—fifty of them, maimed for llfn on the battlefields of France—they have formed what Is probably the most iiinisual ex-service men's organization in America: Minneapolis Ampntiition post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Their regular post meetings are exactly like the meetings of any othfci' group of veterans, except that the members come in on crutches, or stump gamely along on artificial legs, or ells play empty sleeves pinned to their breasts, or have, mechnnical hooks where their hands ought, to be. But—downhearted? Never! They have one associate member, these wounded soldiers, who never saw France, but who's a real buddy, just the same. He's .Tohn Marshall Newton, the small son of Wnlter Newton, one of President Hoover's, socre- t'nrles. John was run over by a street i:ar and lost, a log lust spring. The members of Amputation post, admiring his plucky fight against death, and the brave spirit in which ho accepted his misfortune, gathered at his bedside and took him In as a member —so now he's the youngest V. F. W. in the country. The post was* organized as a result of a friendship that grew up several years ago between Kimon Karelin and Andrew Renncs. These two war veterans, each of whom had left a leg In j France, met by accident one day at the salesroom of an artificial limb company here. They exchanged reminls- censes, learned that many wounded soldiers were buying limbs from that particular store, and decided to get In touch with some of them. Ronncn had lost his leg while serving in the First Trench Mortar battery of the 1st division In the Lorraine sector. So, two years ago, they got together some fifty maimed veterans and organized Amputation post. Karells, incidentally, Is a real war hero—the- holder of a distinguished service cross and a crolx do guerre, a doughboy who Is entitled to a salute from General Pershing himself. He was with a machine gun outfit in tho Argonne forest in November of 1918. Ho came of Greek parents; both his father and grandfather had been decorated for bra.cry under fire by the Greek government, and Karells' wished that he, too, could get a decoration. But the war was almost ended; In fact, It was then tha 10th day of November. The armistice, If Karells had only known it, was less than 24 hours away. Then a big shell camo down out of nowhere and exploded In the midst of Karells 1 platoon. It killed 18 of hl» buddies and blew Karells straight up In the air a matter of 40 feet—so his buddies told him, later, anyhow—and ho came down with only one leg left. "It seems funny, now, but my mind was Just as clear as ever," Karelin recalls, "I felt myself going up, up. up In the air arid the world turned crazy. I was whirling around—or rather, tho earth was whirling around. I came down and fell in the soft dirt In the bottom, of tho hole. I tried to move, and it wasn't until then that I noticed my'left log was shot off below / the knee." Karells says that at first he didn't fool, any especial pain—ho was Just thirsty—terrible thirsty. He looked up. C^ver the edge of the sheill-hole ho saw a. buddy grinning down at him—Cor- pol'al Joe Phillips, who 'had bean singing a song about Mademoiselle from Armvntlcres when the shell exploded. "He\v, Joe, toss down your canteen," called Karells. But Joe Just kept grinning down at him. It seomed to Karells Ojat Joe was ntlll singing his song, too. Karells frowned. "Quit that God-awful singing and RIVAL CANDIDATES Hlvnl candidates for president In Mexico's national elections, scheduled for Nov. J7, arc Joso V»H- conecltiN, iibove, choice of tho Nu- tlonnl Revolutionist party, iiml I'liHOiml Ortiz Hlilxil, candidate* of llio National Antl-Ke-elcctluiilst party. They «eck the post now held by PritHldcnl Kmlllo 1'ortes- (ill. give m« your canteen," he repeated. Still Joe grinned down at him, and the mocldiiR- aong rang in Karelin* ears. So he reached up und grabbed Joe by the shoulders to pull him down. What was left of Joe slid down into the hold. Joe had buen blown completely In two by tho shell. Karells fainted. Ho woke up two weeks later in a base hospital with one leg neatly amputated. Then, after they had told him that the war was over, they notified him 'that both the French and American government" hud decorated him for extreme bravery under fire. Shortly before that last shell exploded, Karelia had charge of an advanced detachment which he led forward through a terrific fire and with which he managed to wipe out three German machine gun nests. , All of that Is a long way behind him, now, however. Ho and his buddies in Amputation Post spend a good bit of time talking over their war experiences, but they're looking mostly to the future and not to tho past. They're working, as a Tost, for a uniform compensation law, under which the government will pay all men equally for the loss of an arm or a leg instead of ruling that a bricklayer's leg, for Instance, is more valuable than a bookkeeper's leg. Tn the post arc such men as Magnus KJelgren, who lost his left leg in the Mouse-Argonnc; Frederick Beyer, who left a leg in the Toul sector; Christ Behnken, whose right leg was shot off at. Chateau Thierry; Elmer Hegland, who lost, a leg in the Argonne; Lewis Hoaten, who stopped a bit of shrapnel at St. Mlhiel—and dozens more. FINAL SETTLEMENT ORDERED BY COURT BEliLEFONTE, Nov. 7.—In an opln>- on filed, this week, Judge M. Ward 'lerriing urged that every effort be rnade'td bring about a speedy and final omen-lent of the affairs of the Centre 3ounty Banking company, and as a tellminary step towards carrying out Is wishes, he directed the former ~nk receivers to turn over to the ruste'e at once all finances of the ankrUpt firm and make an accounting f their administration to tho Centre ounty court. " The opinion, in addition, covers a ecent petition by the receivers ,arid heir attorneys asking the court to fix cert for services rendered by- them urlng the period they were In charge IDLE MAN MAKES SURE OF CHRISTMAS DINNER CHICAGO, Nov. 7.—Peter Supenskl, aged 60, has completed his Christmas shopping. Peter, who has been out of work for many months, was sentenced to thirty days In jail yesterday for stealing some lead. "That's not enough, your honor," he protested. "Sixty days, then," said tho Judge. "What's the idea?" 'I'll get Christmas dinner In jail that way, sir," replied Supenskl. Franco has four ex-presidents and ten ex-premiers still among tho living. ACIDINR never fiilla to relieve safely, surely and swiftly—INDIGESTION, ACIDOSIS, GASSINESS, SOUIt STOMACH, SICK HEAD- ACHE.ACIDSTOMACH.OHRON- 10 CONSTIPATION, HEAD COLDS AND ACID RHEUMATISM. It, balances excess acid, keeps the whole digestive system sweet and clean. ACIDINE Is the only perfect, modern anti-acid which is combined with Japtase, a powerful starch dlgestant. Soothing to the stomach and Intestinal membranes. Money back guarantee. At all druggists, or write Health Laboratories, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa. ACIDINE ^_^ u Money For Christmas! i $300 In Cash Prizes. YOU CAN BAKE DELICIOUS PASTRIES With . Golden Dove Flour I Sold by most leading grocers. KLEPSER BROS. Christmas Treasure Hunt Contest Alanufacturem of Golden Dove Flour 833 19th St. t PLAY FAIR! Says Postmaster General Harry New: "Using the mails for sending'unsolicited articles for sale, places no obligation whatever upon the person addressed. He is not obliged In return the article, nor is he obliged to pay jor it." Remember how our mails were flooded last year with boxes of' Christmas cards (15,000 of them) from New York, sent by a man who claimed Altoona as his former home? And how a nicely worded letter came along, asking you for old times' sake to keep the cards and send him a dollar? < What did you do with the package? The proper place for it was the nearest wastebasket. This year, play fair with the community which is your home. Buy your Christmas cards in your own home town From the merchant whose store must be open the year round Who sends no solicitor to annoy you Who gives a dollar's worth of merchandise for a dollar Who asks no charity but supports many charities Who banks and spends his money in Altoona And who asks and deserves your support. THE WM. F. GABLE CO. KOCH & TOOLE . McNAUGHTON'S, Inc. H. C. DUNMIRE CO. MIRROR H. w. MCCARTNEY co. COMMERCIAL PRINTING W. F. SELLERS & CO. PENN NEWS CO. PRINTING CO. CO. of the administration of the defunct bank'* affairs. In his opinion, Judge Fleming; yielded jUrlsdI&iori on this question ,to the Urtited States district court, /the receivers and theft att6r- neys are now pernlitted to file th^ir petition with the United States district court and a. hearing before Referee in Bankruptcy Francis L. Lybargerj will be fixed at a later date. In part, the opinion reads: "The history of the Centre. County Banking company urges careful consideration of the rights of the 1,306 odd depositors whoae interests have been shunted while legal battles Jo avoid responsibility have been fought by a\few. Certainly, and most .emphatically, were we to assume jurisdiction, would we disallow any claim for services rendered any of these resisting parties in the course of the litigation following the closing of the bank!s doors. We do not gainsay theli 4 rights or attempt to pass judgment upon the merits of their contentions but do hold that all such services were rendered to them personally and should be paid tot by them and not the depositors o£ the in- splvent bank." CREDIT FOR THEIR WORK HARRlSBURO, Nov. 7.— Ten thousand, nine hundred and eighty-four; high school pupils received credit for work done during' the past summer, according to records compiled by the department of public Instruction. ' • This is the flrst time that advanced credit has been given for such work. 'following are the school -districts which were given approval, aha tha number of students obtaining, credit for work: Beaver Falls, 128; Haverford township, 208; Jeanette 92; Monesaen, 25; New Castle, 279; Philadelphia Central, 1,365; Philadelphia, northeast, 2,017; Philadelphia,, Simon Gratz, 1,384; South Philadelphia, 1,- 661: West fhtlaaelphift, -2,001} pjttai burgh, Allegheny, 708^ Pittsburgh, Schehley l,2ld. FQftlEOASf .: 7.— A Shower. of meteors, similar to ithat of last Nov.'; 14 is du'e- about' the middle 1 ;o"f November of this year, according to announcements by^rofessor C. M. Hiifc- fer.'.of . Washbufn observatory at 'the University :of ' • BAB* HBRKIMBR, :N> Y., Novi- 7,—The cries of a baby In a carriage frightened away a burglar In the actof/entering the home of Elmer Sykes. In attempt- Ing to enter, the man moved a carriage^ standing near a^window, and the baby' began to cry. • El Salvador is; tho most densely populated republic"' In the western world. , .-'• • . These lOc Cigars El Producto Henrlottji Manuel La Pallna Phila, Hand Made These 5c Cigars King Edward Bold Slno • Havana 'Kibbon Cinco "SERVICE WITH A SMILE" Altoona Store 1418 llth Ave. 'Shop Here And Save" DELCARA Filled Hard Candies 39c Ib. Jar Not a single solid piece of hard candy In thp jar. Every piece-filled with Iresh delicious friiit jams, marmalades, nuts and creams. The children, especially will enjoy these tempting confections. An Assortment of . Chdcolates You'll Enjoy Myra Monet Chocolates 'Specially Priced 49c Pound Box „ This candy is made with a- Jelicious vanilla flavored dark chocolate coating with such tempting centers, as c a r a mels, mashmallows, nougats, cherries and' almonds. Remarkably low priced for such excelltent quality chocolates. , : WEEK-END SALE! Itubs Away the Pain Musco Rubbing Oil A liniment that allays muscular rheumatic pains. Very soothing to the skin. Does not burn or irritate tender skin. Generous Bottle LAVORIS 60c $1.25 PINAUD'S LILAC 75c $1.50 PETROLA- GAR 84c 40c CASTORIA 21c WJ G1W your hair with WILDROOT WAVE SET " THIS hlgh-grtfc pioducc m»ke« i 6nger wtving or twewng • 6nger wtvng or twe *me e«y. It leave, the hilr toft, lillcy, luittout »od delicately .cented. Dtic. quickly. »?« P*"/ or iticky. When dry it leavei no dnit, oily film oc dlicolowtlon. Guartnteed. S. 42c 8. 84c •SOc NOXZEMA 28c $2.00 S S. S. MEDICINE $1.21 SOc NEET ' 33c $1 LYSOL 64c Non-Spil Atomizers $1.50 Very effective for treating nose and throat affections. Sprays oily or watery solutions. Fully guaranteed. REMEDIES AND TOILETRIES AT REMARKABLY LOW PRICES! $1.20 Caldwell's Syrup of Pepsin. .72c iOc California Syrup of Figs. 35c $1 Upjohn's Citro Carbonate ,67c |25cJ.&J. Baby Talc.... ...,..:. .13c I 75c Dextri Maltose, Mb. can... 35c Energine Dry Cleaner $1.50 Etkay's Neuro Phosphates. ,..47c ..21c .$1.27 $1.10 Father John's 'Medicine 77c 35c Freezone Corn Remover. $1.50 Gray's Glycerine Tonic. $3.75 Horlick's Malted Milk. . .99c .$2.67 |35c Vick's Vapo'Rub. .21c $1 Horlick's Malted Milk. 25c Ex Lax Chocolate 35c Sloan's Liniment .67c .17c .21c 75c Acidine :. 47c 25c Mercurochroine Solution,. $1.50 Agarol Compound..'.... 60c Emerson's Bromo Seltzer; .19c ..85c .33c 25c Nature's Remedy Tablets .'. .17c 75c P. D. & Co. Alophen Pills, 100s. 60c McCoy's C. L. 0. Tablets 50c Unguentine, Ointment .37c .37c ,36c |50c Phillip's Milk of Magnesia . .29cl $1.30 Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. 7Sc Pompeian Olive Oil, pint. $1.35 Gude's Pepto-Mangan .. .77c .49c .82c $1 Squibb's Mineral Oil .'. ..61c $1.25 Veracolate Tablets, 100s.. 75c Wyeth's Sodium Phosphate. $1 Bayer's Aspirin Tablets, 100s. .83c ,39c ,71c $1 H. K. Wampole's C. L. 0 58c I 60c Amolin Powder. 60c Pompeian Massage Cream. 40c Squibb's Tooth Paste .39c .36c .24c 65c Barbasol Shaving Cream 35c Cutex Cuticle Remover 60c Wernet's Tooth Powder $1 Wildroot Hair Tonic. $1 PINT NUJOL 60c FORHAN'S TOOTH PASTE $1.00 Danderine Hair Tonic 50c Pebeco Tooth Paste $1 OVALTINE $1.50 Goldman's Hair Color Restorer $1 Herpicide Hair Tonic $1 Coty's Face Powder $1 OVOFERRIN $1.50 Houbigant Face Powder 25c Listerine Tooth Paste Westinghouse Light Bulbs Priced 50c Ingram's Shaving Cream 25c Kleenex Cold Cream Remover 25c Ideal Tooth Paste Pape's Diapepsin 2Sc Cafaso Headache Tablets 25-watt ........ 'iUc 10-watt ........ 20c 50c Prophylactic Tooth Brush 50c lodent Tooth Paste 30c Lyon's Tooth Powder 50c Pompeian Rouge IJO-watt 100-wutt ....... 35c Qet 4 supply of bujb,s now to keep on hand in case of emergency. Electric bulbs usually get broken at the wrong time. 50c Nonspi Deodorant QUANIIIV BUYING i M RAPID f •ftrnil tQW PRICES jQDAUTVSERVKE IOW PRICES NOT ONE DAY but ERYDAY earer s 1418 Eleventh Ave., Altoona, Pa. Razor Blades 35c Ever-Ready, 5's 23c 42c Gem, 6's....... 26c $1.00 Gillette, 10's ..59c 50c Durham Duplex, 5's . .30c $1.00 Auto-Strop, 10's ..68c SOc PACKER'S SHAMPOO 33c .. $1.'. • LISTERINE 65c 75c BELLAN'S 43c $1.10 TANLAC 78c Regular Size Kotex Only A sale to better acquaint particular! women with the convenience and by- I gienic features of Kotex, Offidef iSaV6 >• Knocki Hi Cost With Hard Slow to 'Jaw Shoes Galore For Friday and Saturday Selling! HUNDREDS OF PAIRS ON DISPLAY TO PICK FROM ZOO Pairs Children's SHOES Patent Lace with Champagne, Beaver . and Chocolate tops. AU sizes up to 8. 'A Pair GIRLS' Shoes, Pumps, Ties, Colonials and Straps, assorted colors and style!). Also Gunmetal Oxfords. AU sizes up to 2. Values as high as $3 to $4, to go at . largo Jots at above prices to pick from. LADIES* • rumps.'Tles, Colonials, Strap*, high, low and medium- heel*, assorted colors, styles and . combinations. Xarge tables loaded' for Friday and Saturday's soiling. Values run as . high as $4 to 85.00. Sale price* $ 1.89 MEN'S SHOES and OXFORDS Tan and Block Oxfords, in- sorted styles, also Work Shoes. moccasin tip or plain toes Men's Police Shoes,CO /t Q built-in arches.. «P«>.':tO Men's and Boys' GJ"| £}Q Scout Shoes tpX,Otf. Men's Tan and Black Work Shoes, water (ft 9 *^Q $6.00 Men's Hi-Top Leather and Rubber ffi/l OQ Shoes tp-ytfCfO $1.60 Men's 1'lrst QQst Quality Rubbers OOl/ $3.00 Ladles' 4-Bucklo Arctics, sizes Jp-L»"(O Tables all loaded ready for quick selling Friday and Saturday. CUT RATE SHOE STORE 1413 llth Ave. I'onuer Nesselsou's Stand Grant'*

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