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**' fsW f*f£ ALfQ0&A , ARKETS FOR TODAY IRT OF FARM ^fROBOCTS GROWING ., f, By CKCI1, OWEN, "-'' V. f. Farm Editor. 'WASHINGTON, D. C., Mny 31.— "ijtolfelgn trade in farm products still •rWnains an important element in ag- >l6ult«ral prosperity or depression. Jfecording to an analysis by O. C. sttne, chief economist, United States jj||artment of agriculture. ^Continued growth in world population causes increasing concentration of Inhabitants in large industrial centers and accentuates the demand for farm products from distant countries where agricultural production is fa- Tyurable, Stine said. ...While most. European countries have "come back" considerably since 4ll* war in farm production, he added; they have not succeeded in becoming self-sufficient, and are import- Ing more than ever before. Both the agricultural exports and imports of the United States are being maintained, on a considerably higher level than before the war. . ''The tendency in the United States," Stine said, "is to increase exports of a few commodities, such as apples, raisins, citrus fruits, and tobacco, *nd to maintain on a high level the exports of wheat and cotton, whereas.,the exports of some of the grains and meat are declining. On the other hand, agricultural imports are increasing. There is a tendency to increase imports of winter vegetables, vegetables, oil-bearing seeds, sugar, cocoa, silk, and especially rubber. "The rapid increase in exports of fruit is an outstanding feature of United States trade. The value of fruit exported from the United States fluting 1928-29 exceeded that of to- btreco; amounted to about 45 per cent V the grain and 16 per cent of the •value of cotton. All kinds of fruit shared in the advance, with fresh fruit showing the heaviest gains. "With increased purchasing power and higher standards of living, Europe is the most promising outlet for fresh, dried and canned fruit. The United Kingdom consumes at least half of the fresh apples, one-third of the raisins, and about three-fourths of the. canned fruit that are exported. Germany is our best outlet for dried apples, apricots and prunes; over 80 per cent of our orange exports and a fo'Urth of our raisins go to Canada." " 'ftestoration to pre-war levels of hog production in Europe has greatly cut into the United States foreign trade in this commodity. The Argentine and Canada also are increasing hog production. United States exports of lard, however, have maintained a high record. •,< Striking development of the textile Industry in Japan, and, to some extent in China, and growth of cotton manufactures in Canada have Strengthened the demand for cotton in those countries. Coupled with the de- Wajid from these sources, an'increas- ing*' home consumption has lessened tJIKfendency on European markets of the American cotton farmer, Stine said. • About 45 per cent of all tobacco in foreign trade channels comes from the Xinited States with recent years showing a decided upward trend. A growing taste for the cigarette in China has increased exports of tobacco to that nation. • -" "Russia, once the world's largest exporter of cereals, is still virtually 'ftVsent from the export market," Stine liaid, adding, "there is little indication Sit/an early recovery of its former Absition." "jljnported farm imports competing Bjrectly with United States products •xe sugar, wool, flaxseed, and subtropical fruits and nuts. Only about iO per cent of this country's sugar con- Sillnption is produced here. Sixty per cent of the sugar demand is met with brts from Cuba. half the agricultural prod- imported do not compete directly jji the products of farms of the limited States," Stine explained. "The ntvst Important of tjiese products are rfifcber, coffee, tea, and silk. Most of tHe' silk comes from the Orient, and littjports have doubled in the past ten years. The greatest increase in trade JJjag^ taken place in rubber owing to development of the automobile industry." ' E New Vork Produce. '". NEW YORK, May 31.— Flour quiet and •teady; spring patents, $5.85(<! $6.25. , Pork quiet; mess ¥32.00. i l&fd (steady; middle west spot unquoted, 'fallow easier; special to extra, 6-';»cii; . 9 5ifC. * Petroieum weak; New York refined, 15c; Pennsylvania crude, $1.90 4/53.29; turpentine, 47%c(U48 : ;,ic. Potatoes steady; southern, J2.00&J5.75; ' ,e, $3.25ii J1.75. 'set potatoes steady; Jersey, basket, Me i.25; southern, crate, $3.00. le easier; brown, SUc; yellow, 5'/ic; steady; Central America, Ice; Cu- 43, Me; Orinoco*, Jatt; Maracatyos, Odes (city packer) steady: native steers, jjc; butt brands, 14Vac Colorados, 14c. Jrdaseti poultry (cents per pound)-—Dull; Vjfi 2SugH3c; chickens. 17cr a 44c; fowls, j28c; ducks, Long Island. J(ic<ij20c. J 4jlve poultry (cents per pound)—Steady; £te«e, 12C&14C; ducks, 14c<i;23c; fowls, 19c <JK£&C; turkeys, 15cfo25c; roosters, 16cfal8c; bCPUen, licijHSc. !M o.uiet; state whole milk, lancy to M, 2lL(u2Dc, Young America, l9c(>j2Sc. Butter steady to firm; creamery extra, : c; *]*clal market, 33u&33H c . ggl firm; nearby white fancy, 30c'if ic; nearby state white, 25c!y29c; fresh ji, 28cd23V&c; Pacific coasts, first to ex- tr». a>^c(u31c; nearby browns, 24 Kd" 3»J4c. •f „ •l : J'illBbursli Produce. »PITTBBUBGH. May 31.—Butter—Nearby tuta, 92 score, extras, 33 Uc; standards, •itUP; gg score, 31 Uc; 136 score, 30Uc; 1 cent higher. Nfcarby firsts, second hand cases, ; extra firsts, new cases, 21c(ij22c; hennery whites, 22cfa23c. j poultry—Hens, 20c ></2oc-; broilers, 25c c; roosters, 14c; ducks, 18cft.f25c; ijeese. turkeys, I&c'y20c; fresh killed HOW PUBLIC CAN HELP TO MAKE BANKING SAFE ifgSo * By B. C. FORBES. When you travel throughout the country you discover that many people In ordinary circumstances distrust banks. They don't believe they are safe. For more hoarding of money in teapots and stockings and under mattresses than is necessary imagined still goes on. To thbse of us who live in big cities this seems supremely foolish. We are inclined to forget that bank failures have been painfully common in many states. We forget this because bank failures are practically a thing Of the past in leading cities. One of the arguments used by those who favor the formation of giant banks owing branches is that such banks are incomparably safer than many small, weak banks. This whole subject is raised by a letter-writer who aska questions and desires enlightenment. He writes: "A matter of vital interest that 1 have never seen discussed is that depositors in banks have no protection ROOSEVELT PLEADS FOR PORTO RICANS By HARRY W. VRAXTZ, Staff Corrc.spondcnl. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 31.— The twin monsters of political apathy and popular indifference which have menaced Porto Rican well-being in recent years were attacked from front, rear, and all ,flanks by Governor Theodore RooseVelt, jr., here recently. Complex social and economic problems of Porto Rico arising from a population density of approximately 400 per square mile have been explained with exceptional thoroughness and definite purpose by the governor and his associates who came from Porto Rico to enlist support for proposed congressional appropriations of $3,000,000. The funds- are to continue a farm loan program Inaugurated after the disastrous hurricane of a year and a half ago, and to finance improved highways. Governor Roosevelt has conferred with President Hoover and cabinet members, appeared before house territorial and appropriations ' committees, addressed dinners, talked by radio, made talking-movies and in all other ways possible laid the foundation for a permanent and active interest of continental United States in the affairs of Porto Rico. Regardless of immediate results, Porto Rico will be "on the map" more than at any time in the thirty years of American occupation. , With the daring of genuine conviction, based on -personal survey of the island, Governor Roosevelt has not camouflaged the Porto Rican picture. While forecasting: a bright future for the island, to result frpm the intelligence and industry of her people and new opportunities to be afforded them, the governor has publicly said: "Porto Rico is an island 100 miles long by 35 miles broad. We have a population of 1,543,000 American citizens. We have a population equal to the combined population of Vermont, Delaware, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and Wyoming, but we have only one one-hundred and thirty-third of their area. "Conditions have never really been good on our island. At times we have shown a fictitious prosperity, but it has always been the prosperity of the few, not of the many. "At the present moment 60 per cent of our children are suffering from malnutrition. Many of them have but one scant meal a day. Some 200,000 of our people are suffering right now from malaria, perhaps 30,000 from consumption, fully 600,000 have hookworm. The average wages are from S150 to $200 a year. Sixty per cent of our people are out of employment, either partially or wholly, during the year." Governor Roosevelt has not stopped with the diagnosis of the situation. He has embarked upon a comprehensive and clear-cut program, of which important features are; (1) Encouragement to small farmers, particularly through homesteading-; (2) Rural education; (3) The organization of farm bureaus; (4) Encouragement to industrialization, as for example in the canning industry; and (5), a revised health program. Dr. Harold G. Moulton, president of the Brookinps Institute of Washington, has initiated the organization of an unofficial commission which will collaborate with Porto Rico in scientific, educational and various cultural matters. The governor has endorsed this plan. The United States bureau of efficiency by u plan worked out in cpl- laboration with the governor, whereby the bureau may extend its activities to Porto-Rico, aiding in plans for the maximum efficiency. The $3,000,000 which Governor Roosevelt asks from the federal treasury has hitherto been authorized by congress, but the actual appropriation, after passing the house twice, was eliminated in the house appropriations committee for reasons which were not publicly announced. Prominent administration congressmen are now exerting their influence to have the appropriation included in the second deliciency appropriation bill. whatsoever unless they carry insurance. I feel this is unjust. "The injustice would not be as great if it were possible to judge the net worth of a bank by its balance sheet. There have been many cases where banks have carried loans in their assets that were worthless. Banks have failed and were unable to pay de* positors on account of having carried such loans for long periods. "Is it not possible for banks to carry insurance protecting their depositors?" I submitted this letter to a friend thoroughly familiar with banking history, banking principles and banking practices. He has kindly furnished the following statement. "The writer of the letter says that depositors in banks have no protection whatsoever 'unless they carry insurance.' I know of no sound deposit insurance plan. "Also, he is incorrect when he says that 'depositors In banks have no protection whatsoever. They have a large amount of protection in that both state and national banks are examined by public, officials and their assets gone into thoroughly in most jurisdictions. "It is true that the average man cannot judge the net worth of a bank by a balance sheet because it is the actual value of the loans and investments in their portfolios that determines this. Sometimes even experienced examiners go wrong on this. However, as a general proposition, under normal economic conditions, there are fewer bank failures in territories where, first, the need of a bank and the qualifications of the organizers are fully established before a bank is opened, and, second, where there is a continual follow-up pf honest, efficient supervision that is not afraid to tell a banker' to change his methods or throw out worthless or too doubtful paper before it is too late. "The best way in which the public, therefore, can contribute to the safety of Its deposits in banks is to insist on a banking department that shall be conducted on the high'est possible standards. Bank guarantee schemes have proved a failure because they fostered careless banking, careless supervision, a false sense of security in the public mind and have usually gone bankrupt. In Nebraska a lot of sound, honest banks were destroyed by having to pay assessments to make good the losses of unsound and dishonest banks. "There is no such thing as 100 per cent safety in banking, any more than there is perfection in any human form of activity. The public, however, can increase the safety of banks by insisting on good supervision, and the' depositor as an individual can increase his own protection by using his best judgment in picking the best bank in his community. "Generally speaking, all banks in the larger cities are safe. In the small town, where the failures have been a problem, it is frequently quite possible to judge which of two or three banks is safest, because people in small towns are close enough to know a good deal about one another's personal habits. The banker that doesn't promise to pay too high interest, who doesn't give away too much for nothing in the form of free services, who is reputed to be pretty hard-boiled in extending loans, and who is known to be sticking to strict banking and not engaged in any promotions, speculations or distracting side lines, is without questipn the safest, "Even in sections where there has been an epidemic of bank failures there have been many banks that did not fail, and investigation indicates that generally speaking it was the easy banker, the incapable banker, the banker involved in side lines, and the banker who could otherwise be easily distinguished by his fellow citizens, who went down." I have often said that, in selecting investments, I am more influenced by the character and calibre of the management than by statements of earnings. Follow the same principle in selecting a bank. (Copyright, 1030, by B. C. Forbes.) STREET HAWKERS GIVEN RUN IN BUENOS AIRES BUENOS AIRES, May 31.—Argentina's capital is now a quieter city, as the result of a new ordinance issued by the mayor and the chief of police, restricting the activities of the street vender. During many years the streets of Buenos Aires have been noteworthy for the number of noisy, if rarely picturesque, gentry with something to sell. Cheap jewelry has been the main line, but notions and novelties of all kinds, have been on sale at every corner every day. The climax was reached recently when pedestrian traffic waa obstructed in one of the principal thoroughfares by the presence of an enormous python. Its owner explained it was quite harmless and quickly drew a crowd to which he sought to sell painless corn cure. At last, however, authority has tired. The fiat has gone out that the street vender, with his shrill cries and vexatious manners, is to go. Buenos Aires is to be a better place to walk in. (Copyright, 11)30, by New York Sun.) J'KOVJUK WINTEH FOOD. The home garden will provide for winter use a good supply of vegetables which may be canned, dried, stored, ,, • j or cellar forced. RACES FOR SENATE NOW MOTLIGHT Considerable Interest Is Being Manifested tn Several States Over Heated Primary Contests. By RODNEY DtTCHER, NJEA Service Writer. (Copyright, 1830, iMEA Service, Inc.) WASHINGTON, D. C., May 31.— The biennial primary season is under way, congressional elections loom ahead in November and it's a great year for all politically-minded citizens who get excited about issues and personalities. The voters are going to have a chance to give the Hoover administration a vote of confidence or disapproval, Democratic leaders are hopeful that they can overturn the Republican majority, not only in the senate but,also in the hous'e of representatives; they contend that the coiintrjr )s dissatisfied. > Meanwhile, the nominating primaries are full of political thrills. , A few of them have been held, eliminating prominent figures from public office, but the majority remain to be run off between now and fall. In these primaries the. greatest interest centers on the fond hopes of the wets, to replace dry members of congress with wet members and on the political fate of such, statesmen as Dwight Morrow, Senator George W. Norris of Nebraska and Senator Furnlfold Simmons of North Carolina. The most exciting primaries to date have been those of Illinois and Pennsylvania. In the first, Mrs. Ruth Hanna McCormick was nominated by the Republicans to oppose J. Hamilton Lewis, Democrat, in November. Theirs 11 be one of the best of the wet- dry fights and will also decide the first serious attempt by a woman to enter the United States senate. \ The recent Pennsylvania primaries nominated and assured the election of Secretary of Labor Davis to the senate and of Gifford Pinchot to the governorship. They also drove Senator Joe Grundy back into the lobby, proved that Andrew W. Mellon has no political influence in Pennsylvania and left crippled Boss Vare of Philadelphia the undisputed boss in the state. Next comes North Carolina on June 7. The question there is whether Senator Simmons, longer in the 'senate than any other man and 76 years old, must pay the price of political retirement for his temporary desertion of the Democratic party when it nominated Al Smith for president in 1928. His opponent is Josiah W. Bailey, a Raleigh lawyer twenty years younger. Lots of North Carolinians want to punish Simmons but there were many Democrats who joined him in boltihg the ticket and last reports indicated a close race. Republicans have four candidates in their senatorial primary. The wet issue and the future of brilliant Dwight Morrow are before the voters of New Jersey on June 17. Morrow, former Senator Joseph, T. Frelinghuysen and Congressman Franklin Fort are after the Republican senatorial nomination. Morrow and Frelinghuysen are wet. Fort is dry and there seems to be a good chance that he will walk away with the nomination while Morrow and Freling- huysen split the wet vote. But if Fort is nominated he is likely to be defeated by Alex. Simpson, .the probable Democratic nominee who gained fame as prosecutor in the Hall-Mills murder case, when the wet-dry issue is fought out in the fall campaign. The stake in the fight is a regular six-year term, but Morrow is also a candidate for a short term expiring in March next year and his Democratic opponent will be Miss Thelma Parkinson, organization candidate, whose campaign will be managed by Representative Mary Norton. If Miss Parkinson should be elected she would beat Mrs. McCormick into the senate by several months. Of somewhat less general interest are the Iowa primaries of June 2, in which Governor John Hammil] and Congressman L. J. Dickinson seek the G. 0. P. senatorial nomination and are accusing each other of being disciples of Joe Grundy, and the Minnesota senatorial primary on June 16 in which Governor Theodore Christianson is trying to grab the toga from blind Senator Schall. In both Iowa and Minnesota nomination is almost, certain' to be equivalent to election; Senator Steck of Iowa is not expected to retain his seat. Senator Thomas J. Walsh will be re- nominated by Montana Democrats on July 15 unless National Commltteeman J. Bruce Kremer, a wet, decides to oppose him—and perhaps In any event. The Republican primary in Montana Is a fight between Supreme Court Altoona Discount Co. 1425 12th Ave. New Aaron Blilg Small Loans to Home Owners of Good Credit Standing General Guilders Distributor* Curtis Woodwork {•bone 11331 • 1720 Margaret Ave. All Kindt of Dependable INS' RANCE W. L. NICHOLSON Lippman llhlg. Llth Ave. 11 rid IHtli st Altoona , May 31. — Hogs, receipts p; market steady to &0c luwer; ]!iO-210 ., ttU.feSlilllO.90; 220-250 lot., >Iu.b'l 'I •W.T&; lbu-130 Ibi., mostly J10.25&J $10. 50; FEDERAL FARM FACTS. , receipt* so; market unchanged. feH. receipts &0; market steady; top )et|>. receipts 600; market steady; yt lambJ, $10.004^11-00; summers quo . . fjrudui'r. •«.».'.*»*» *.-A, May 31. — birav. iji-j M<^ £uud deuiujjd. New Jersey 3^-quall Sruui;ljt tS.OUi) jT.iU ucuGIUili); to t, •jwdntgu* showt-d a \veaktT u-!uU-iic>- ai;d a lurijt* iluci. sold at »S.UO i $-1.00 l;nvi- Oil fit.OU, uuaiuiu $1.76 " jj-2.25 a I,U .:::.•»] ''-•• "i per doieii at lOuiU'-iGc per bufcht-l. kifclft vert m heavier feuuply ai.d bulu ui ''"' JW»r Luiith i.ccordinj; to tut. linrt> utougb I'.^c^ifUc. \ were bilghtly weaker and New JIT- ht tlli»k«U bold bl $1.0U''J $1.00. i;ttuc« UKt a blow deuiiiiid and Ntu Ji-t- rf crttUa Biy buctull c-jld al oj> y^l Ou Wit Kunmlur brought oOcC^7f><-. »<tr*l»> J told at fl.uo:-i»l 20 i«r IM.M,.-: »••-"-'- bi-uUKh! liteu I'M •••„ I.;..-;..-! .torr. 3J*.t; bl ^t'jn-. SZ-.w; '.") • alter fti* c U2 » JJc U;f whft ftUvauct-.d iMen. Mot lutu« Gradt'J 'h ftl'. in v li-iijan'.i-a lor thu tluy, tin.- Ivirii'KiU l,y Urn Al- U JJtW-674'M- Prof. C. O. Swanson of Kansas State Agricultural college, has been chosen by the United States department of ! agriculture and the farm board to tour j Europe for the purpose of studying wheat milling practice. it is hoped that Prof. Swanson's trip will provide data which will enable American glowers to open up Kurupean markets i tu their wheat. , 1 Spring farm work and crops appear| ing up to date are going along normally, the United States bureau of ' agricultural economics reports. Spring i wheat aowiug ia ;jeur completion, and .winter vvln-at is growing rapidly. Wheat exports are going along alow- Jy, being only hail as large this year as they were last year at the same tune. Thu i^ik,.- Staie.s forest district, ri't:- ;jUd by tlie L'niti-rJ .State;; forest serv- i< t- un J;ni 1, J'j^i*. ha.-; ijL-en uicrea.-ie«i lioin tlie uijyiiml territory comprised uj Minm.-.Mjia. \V'i.-( and Michigan j to Iowa, Mibbuuri, Illinois, Indiana aMcl Oiilo. HANK (I -VKU Void-: il,,., ;;j. .\ cw y..ili Vol'l. On,!. l,;il:jin ...- Jvijlj IWj.llOIJ ; .\e\VJ Voi-k v.-ij.-r;,! it .-.CM •<: iii-du IjciJuiic-i-a, ' for a thrill "Drop in" tonigb on the folks back home — enjoy a friendly chat! Voice visits by telephone are easy to make. T E L E .P H O N E Senatorial primaries are scheduled id the fonowini stales OKI the dates glveft below: '' i>AT»S B* SlAffcfl. . ' • June i-^lowa. Julie T-^North Carolina. June 16—Maine and Minnesota. June 17-^-New Jersey. t July 16-^Montaha. July 28-^Texas. vJuly 29—Oklahoma. August a—Kentucky. August 6^-kansas, Virginia, West Virginia. August x?—^Tennessee. August 12—Alabama, Arkansas, Nebraska, Ohio. , August 19 — Mississippi, Wyoming. August 26—South Carolina. September 2—Michigan. September 9—Colorado, ' New Hampshire, Louisiana. September 16—Massachusetts. Idaho, Delaware, Rhode Island, New Mexico will nominate by conventions. All member^ of congress must run for reelection this year, if they choose to remain, and In many states gubernatorial elections will be held. ffrfT^- 1 X\^;?B|^'.^ ) f«}^l^^| 'l| i T.A , ' * ^', * V •'')! <<> ff^vwi^ Justice Albert Galen, wet, and O. H. P. Shelley, dry. The chances are that Walsh, dry, and Galen, wet, will fight It out in the fall. Senator Morris Sheppard, father of the eighteenth amendment, presumably will be renominated by Texas Democrats on July 26. Senators Capper and Allen of Kansas doubtless will have opposition in their Aug. 5 primary, but none which appears very formidable has yet arisen. The other primaries are so far away that it is hard to 'forecast what the situation will be when they are run off. At this time, however, the greatest interest centers on Nebraska, Massachusetts and Wisconsin. Senator George W. Norris deserted the Hoover ticket in 1928 and cam-> palgned for Al Smith. Norris has been one of the senate's two or three most conspicuous members as well as its outstanding independent, foe of public utilities and all reactionary elements. Regular Republicans, the Anti-Saloon league and the utilities will try hard to remove him as a thorn in President Hoover's, flesh in the Republican senatorial primary of Aug. 12, but it is not yet apparent whether his* main opponent will be former Governor Sam McKelvle, now on the federal farm board, or another. In Massachusetts former National hairman William M. Butler, dry and close friend of Calvin Coolidge, is opposed for the Republican senatorial nomination to succeed Senator Gillett by Eben Draper, a wet. Butler is likely' to be nominated and then defeated by the < wet Democratic candidate, who may, according to last reports, turn out to be a man named Marcus Coolidge. The Massachusetts primary, on Sept. 16, will be the last of the senatorial nominating contests. On Sept. 2, however, Wisconsin Republicans will decide whether they want a Governor .LaFollette and a Senator LaFollette at the same time. "Young Bob" LaFollette is in the senate and is not up for reelection this year, but his brother Phil is campaigning for the nomination for governor against Governor Walter J. Kohler. Whether the magic of the LaFollette name is sufficient in the Badger state to bring about such a unique situation as the election of Phil in addition to'Bob will be a question of national interest. MIRACLE B0N6EPEATED By JACOM B. Special Correffande'nt. JERUSALEM, May 31.—A miracle is recorded' in the Bible of the Jordan dividing ai the *6rd of this prophet. The miracle la toeing^rep 1 eated today at the word of ah engineer. Sceptics or atheists must believe what they see. - ... Butenberg, the engineer, la lifting the Jordan bodily and throwing it just where he wants H to fall, like the giant of fairy tales who lifts up tnoun tains and hurls them at the heads of his enemies. And in a. few years the oldest of countries will be electrified and the most dreary of deserts will become a green garden. • , Noble looking Beddutns, sortie of them quite like the sheiks who gallop over the burning sanda of Hollywood, ride on white -horses along the road to Jisr \vhere the modern miracle is being performed . There is ho great danger on the road. A stranger on foot may shake hands -with a would- be "murderer" and thus avoid being murdered. A policeman is encountered with two goats in his arms and a flock trailing behind him. These goats had been captured in a raid on a Jewish agricultural settlement and recovered by the guardian of the peace. On the left are the forbidding and barren hills of Transjordan. Pedestrians.,are a rarity on the road to Jisr. 'After a few miles the sound is heard of pick striking stone. There- is a loud braying of donkeys and the puff puff of a small steam engine. And out of the desert the traveler falls into an oasis of concrete, the Rutenberg miracle. Workers stop their work to gaze at the European stranger. They might stare in the same man- Tier at a strange animal. Truck lines run along the ground as far as you can see. On top of a hill are little red houses, so neat, so bourgeois, that they might have been bought in a garden city and dropped here in Jisr. "It is all very simple," says an enthusiastic young engineer who is helping turn a hideous desert into gardens of loveliness. "All you have to do is know how to do it und then see that it is done. For miles around there is land rich in chemical fertilizer. The Dead sea has been depositing it here for centuries. But there Is no water and so the land is dead, deserted, and desolate. "But if we raise the Jordan thirty feet we shall be able to turn the desert into a paradise. It is quite simple. You see that concrete wall that goes sheer down, that is the first step. A little further ajong you will find another. It is believed that the service Rutenberg is dong Palestine by watering the desert places is greater than by supplying it with electricity." It can be so hot in Jisr (Jisr means a bridge) that the visitor can only gape and wonder how anyone can work or even live there. If the most careful regulations were not made and carried out all of the workers would die within a month. It so happens that no one dies. Crossing a bridge from which there is a. splendid view of the Jordan falls the visitor notices an Arab bathing in the stream. Not that he is fond of washing but it is time for prayer and a Moslem may not pray without lirst waailiiiK iia-nuB ana vff wo i»..« "*«— doed ftot Aty himself. Hf frtiM * W th* ground, face* the eftat, „..» begin* fraying, no* going down o& WJi kfc«w» fth« ftow touching th* ground with fils nose. Aft Arab W* wearing A loosft sittock ovet his finely fenlt body, hl» face White »»H dust and his bare feet and legs bronzed by the sun, passe* driving a dankey carrying loads of earth. Me sta*es aM eays In Hebrew "What hour is It?" This is only an dpenlng for ednVersal!6h and also an opportunity to ait his newly learned Hebrew. ,' .. - / "It 18 a big thing our master does," he says. "He picks Up the water- so." He raises his thin arms into the alf t6 shbw h6w it was done. "And the 1 !! bubble, bubble, bubble It runs everywhere. It is with the help of the Shitah (the devil) that he does it." The lad .discovers his donkey stray- Ign from <he path and forgets his Hebrew. "Vungrt Vung!" he shouts In Arable. "Immoral son of a worthless father and shameful grandmfcther." And he shouts and prods the unhappy beast and steers his way intd the desert after one final look at the Shltan's miracle. SCENIC BEAUTY OF BOULDER DAM By HOBEHT ALBRIGHT, Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 31.- Vast scenic possibilities, second only to its promise as a power source and water reservoir, are seen by Secretary of the Interior Wilbur in the Boulder dam of the future. Awaiting congressional action on his request for funds to begin the project, the secretary today speculated on the likelihood of this latest of federal engineering undertakings becoming "one of the tourist wonders of the west." ' Wilbur described a great 110-mile lake impounded behind the dam, with arms extending far up the Grand canyon of the Colorado and the Virgin river, rendering accessible scenic splendors hitherto viewed only by the most hardy boatmen. When the dam Is completed and the water massed in a column 575 feet behind it, he believes it will prove no less an attraction to tourists than Old Faithful," the celebrated Yellowstone geyser, or even the Carlsbad caverns. 'Such a dam with such a body of water behind it will create a situation the like of which man has never seen before," Wilbur said. '"The nearest approach to it is the Elephant Butte dam on the Rio Grande, in New Mexico, 306 feet night, where one- tenth as much water is stored." In addition to the Interest attached to the dam itself, and to the great lake it will form, the desert topography and vegetation will appeal to scientists, he said. As the .area Is easily accessible to Los Angeles, he believes it offers unusual opportunities of development. The crest of the dam will bridge the Colorado for a new link in tine transcontinental automobile highway, according to Wilbur, who suggested that the dam. might be "linked up in a spectacular circuit trip of the southwestern national parks, including the Grand canyon, Bryce canyon and Zion." ' You Want to Rent Your Summer Cottage; Sell Your Car, Lot or Canoe to Young Men... Remember That the Altoona Mirror Want Ads Have the Young Men Readers Whom You Want to Reach! Each day many people are renting rooms, houses, apartments and cottages. Also selling miscellaneous articles that they have no use for. You, too, can use Altoona Mirror classified ads to an advantage. Just come to the Altoona Mirror office and have an experienced ad-taker write your ad. ALTOONA MIRROR Advertising Department Office Hours Daily, 8 A. M. to 6 P. M. Except Saturday, 8 A. M. to 2 P. M. \ M.' - i, , ,v4 ttffl AHT COLLIDE M Hawk fttm tK and line Engine j •-- PHILIPSBURO, through the roof of her au landing among the wrec car and a gasoline cat fit vanla railroad when the head-on Thursday evening - beth Bell, aged 18, of HAWK patient in the Philtpsbut'g I pUal with a flghting chifii covery. Miss Bell, daughter of Calvin Bell, had driven to Thursday evening In the to do some shopping ana ,.-- ing home at 6 o'clock. Aa snfl the troy bridge crossing, she notice the approach of the _. train coming into Phlllpflbufg. _-swerved the car to the right and ttet the gasoline train head-on. The automobile was •Wteckea Miss Bell was thrown through the and landed among the wftfclrttjfe. attempting to stop ithe gasolihs the engineman stripped «>« If-y- r- the engine and the train hft* to be towed into Phllipsburg. ^ d Miss Bell was removed frdW th« wreckage and hurriedly tektflLW IB* hospital where an examination tre* vealed numerous cuts and bruls|s, » number on the head being of A kjUWU* nature. She also suffers a ff»etttfei« one elbow and severe nervous JdnoOK, Her condition at the hospital this morning was reported fair, With A lighting chanqe for recovery, i The automobile was cotnpletehr wrecked, the motor and front.pun Dei ing forced into the rear of tne fSat 1 , It was only through the force 1 , of ur« collision that Miss Bell waa thfow,a through the roof and thus possibly es» caped being crushed. The gasoline oaf will need extensive repairs. ' Ift * 1^—ssi Protect the public by proper caution and yourself by proper foresight. .Provide against financial shipwreck by adequate public liability and property damage Insurance. The cost Is little compared to the measure of security you enjoy under a policy Issued by. one of the strong cdm- panles represented by us. Morgan-Martin Co. Central Trust Bldg; Dolaway's Inc. 1435 llth Ave. " Big June Sate Starts Monday Morning Every- Suit in Stock, Men'*, Young Men's and Boyi' Will Be Sold al % Price. Men's $19.60 to J39.50 Omby Suits on sale at fl»iy K{| $10.00 and «J7f«W. Sample and discontinued styles. $39.50 4-plecc Golf and Business Suits, Men's and Young <B"C K Men's, $19.50 «pJ.»* Nainsook Union ^i' ! itf» Suits, 6»c, 4Uc O«J*/ Boys' Wash Suits, 7»o, BBc 'Men's & Boys' Shorts and Shirts, 49c Men's and Boys' Silk Shorts & Shirts, 76c Balbriggan 'Union flJ-J Suits, 80c, or 2 for....*PXt $•1.05 Silk and Silk Madras Shirts, $1.95 White Broadcloth Shirts, $I.»S, $(.««.... Straw Hats $2.00, soft & stiff straws only $1.00... Men's Pajamas and flJ-J Night Shirts, each... *P-*- • $19.50 All Wool Top Coats Onelda Union Suits, flrnt quality Lawrence llrst quality Gray Union Suits, <g-jl /JO Men's Linen Knickers, %'i.OH, $1.05 Boys' Wopl and Linen Straight Pants, «1.S» Overalls, triple stitched, »1.00 Men's Good Heavy Work Pants, $1.30., Moleskin Pants, fl»"l 43O Ul.Ofl «P4L,I>JF Boys' Coverall one- piece garments, 9Sc, 600.. Men's |1.48 Men's $3.93 Felt Huts $1.00 $2*00 Boys' 4-pieco Bulta, (O/4 f\f\ % price, $8.00, $0.00.. «P**»"" Boys' White Sailor and plain punts, 91.39... Boys' Slip-on Sweaters, «6c, «9c $1.85 Boya' Wool Knickers Boys' Linen Knickers^ 9fic, BBc Boya' Longies, ffl"J f\(\ $1.05, $1.S9 «P4L»W Young Men's Sport Pants, Top pockets, 19 knee, 22 ffif> bottom, $3.95.. «P*if» Men'a Suit Pants, $5.09, $3.49 Extra special—Graduation SuUs, Blue Herringbone Sulta, 2 pajra of pants, tailored G»-| f\ Kf\ free VitJ. «JV Blue Silk and Wool Herringbone weave, 2 pairs tt>O/j Btfk of pants .. *P<w» 5JV White Flannel ffiB! f\f\ i'ants, $U.05, $5.95 «Pt-l«l/V Fancy Striped Flannel Pants, $5.00 Fancy $9.50 Scotch Tweed Knickers, <tiA Q*v special Big sale, 1-3 to Uoucluy tuprnlng. off starts

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