Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on November 8, 1929 · Page 9
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Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 9

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Friday, November 8, 1929
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•'• "• -\ _ . "W, AtTOONA 8, ,1329 , i HIGH LIGHTS IN HIGHWAY PROGRESS Engineers Have Solved Problem of the Economic Place of High and Low Cdst Roads, Respectively, By ,tAMB8 W. BHOOKS, Director, Amerlcltn Highway Ertllcrt- tlonal Bureau, Washington, B. 0. WASHINGTON, r>. c., NOV. 8.— Highway progress in the United States has about escaped from the evil ef» feota of well meant but none the less harmful effects' of Ill-conceived public opinion on where and how roads should be built. This much«to-be-de- aired result has been, brought about by the steady and persistent application of scientific rather than guesswork methods in road location and surface construction. It is aft ett' gineerlng triumph. There is, however,, no phase In modern road construction BO widely and .Variably defined as the economic place for the loW'i-oitt road. For purely selfish reasons, one type of material says it is here, ariother type says it is there, and the dispute goes on until a traffic count comes in to chart the way toward actual truth. Then It is discovered that the economic place for. the gravel road, for example, la where traffic does not exceed BOO vehicles a day. Even then the character of the soil underneath \ and the climatic conditions of each V .particular region must be taken into r account, also the availability -of local materials. : Taking the country as a whole and reducing the economic location of- each type to comparative percentages, it is jiot far .from the mark to say that hlghcost roads properly belong at "the INTELLEOTUAt, Beautiful but decidedly not dumb is Lucy Thompson, nbnve, of Km- porla, Vn. Class-mtttcn 'at the State TcacheM College Ih Fftrtti- vine, v»., voted h«r the moit lit. tellcctunl 'student In the school the other day, present time on about 30 per cent of the whole, leaving about 70 per cent as the logical place for the low-cost road. Its zone lied in between the soil surfaced back-road and'the hard-surfaced main road, and While its Iqca- tlon cannot be defined in mileage with any degree of accuracy, it is enough to say that Its improvement demands Urgent attention as a 70 per cent part of the entire' highway program. As' to the three main zones in road- buildlhg interstate, state', and county and township—the latter two to be taken together, one might superficially assume that the high type road belongs In the Interstate and state system*, »lnce these roads are as A rule list most heavily traveled and that the lowaosl f dad belongs in the county and township group where traffic Is leas frequent. If the problem of where to place Wthw&y capital to insure its best use were as, simple as that, the Whora:mattef would resolve Itself into so many mlleg of high type construction on one system, and so many miles of low type construction on another. But tra'flO does hot permit of ao simple ft method of determining the economic place for the various types of road. To follow this rule would mean overbuilding at one point and under- building at another, since tonnage and weight are the governing factors in determining whether the surface of any given road should be rigid or non rigid, regardless Of the legislative classification In Which it may fall. Considering? the fact that there are many thousand miles of road that call for low'-eost construction, highway engineers—federal, state and county- are doing their utmost to avoid bund- ing In surface durability too far ahead of traffic at one point, which may result, in building too far behind at another. In Other words, they are endeavoring to prevent highway capital from running Into a "pocket" at any point along the line, and to put a greater mileage of highways Into progressive earning capacity through the proven principle of "stage" construction, of step .by step spreading the benefits of scientific highway improvement throughout the entire country. FIND FOltaOTTEN OHMS. ATHENS, Nov. 8—An old safe, found in the Greek' Ministry of Finance, has unearthed'ft valuable lot. of forgotten gems. One of the articled, a gem studded With brilliants, is said to have belonged-to Czar Nicholas I. The lot was originally received In 1793. EliTspERG HONORED. BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 8.—Commander ffldward Bllsberg, United States navy, hero of the raising of the sunken submarine S-61, received a degree of doctor of science at the summer commencement Of the University Of Colorado. • • UNITED FURNITURE CO., 110S SIXTEENTH ST. s America's Finest FREE! Two silk cushions and a handsome Smoker free with purchase of any Living Room Suite. Thanksgiving is a season of rejoicing— new furniture will brighten the home and make it a more cozy place to live. Unusually Low Prices Prevail on Dining Suites FREE! Triple Panel Buffet Mirror and a beautiful stainless steel carving"" set free with purchase of any Dining Room Suite. Jacquard Velour Suite Covered all over alike in genuine Jacquard Velour. Davenport, Button-Back and Club Chairs. New style fronts and reversible spring- filled cushions. $ 95 Ang ora Mohair Suite $ Three massive pieces* In 100% Angora Mohair. Deep'> seated, with reversible •pring-fllled cushions, and comfortably proportioned. ' This suite eta of a type that is ordinarily priced much higher. ' 149 Walnut Bedroom Suite •Dresser, full size bed, Vanity, Chlfforobn or Chest of Drawers. Very new, smart and* stylish. Real value is tiued and convinc- . ing evidence of this value is' shown by the large number of these suites we have sold. :$ ue is quickly, no- 115 Gas Range Lal-jje oven, broiler and utility tray, modern in every detail. Large cooking top, $ 33 Kitchen Stool 95c Metal Kitchen Stool with rubber tipped legs. Enameled. Choice of colors. Ironing Board Sturdy folding. Ironing Boards, $1 each. While they last. .00 Card Tables 30 Inch square. Q o o d, sturdy hinged legs. Assorted colors. NATIONALLY ADVERTISED AT THE UNITED NOTICE! Toe moat beautiful Hues of Living Room, B«droom and Dining Boom Suites in the country are featured here at $98.00 up to $000.00. Every day Is courtesy day hero- give us a call. CASH OB TBIENDLIEST TEBMS AT THE UNITED United Furniture Co. 1IOS-11O7 Sixteenth Street SJHSJUST OFF ELEVENTH AVE .^^^^^^v-.vv. PRESIDENT URGES DAY BE OBSERVED Executive Issues Proclamation Requesting Fitting Ceremonies In Commemoration of Ending of War, (By United WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 8.-^ President Hoover 'yesterday issued a proclamation setting aside Nov. 11 aa 'Armistice day" and calling upon the >eopte of America to mark the anniversary of tha ending of the World war With "appropriate ceremonies, giving expression to our gratitude for >eace and the hope and desire that our friendly relations with other peo- >les may continue." The text of the proclamation folows: "Whereas, The llth of November, 1918, marked the cessation of the most destructive, sanguinary and far- reaching war in human annals; and "Whereas, t is fitting that tho recurring anniversary of this day should be commemorated by exercises which shall recall the high purposes for which this nation entered the World war, tha devotion and saoriJ nee of those who gave service to our country in its peril, and the memory of those who died to bring peace, and which likewise shall recall the nation's obligation to those dead that we shall apply ourselves to measures which shftll contribute to prevent rcpetltlofl of such devastations of hu< inanity! And ' "Whefe&s, By concurrent resolution of the senate and the house of representatives In 1926 th6 president wftfl requested to issue a proclamation for tHs observance of Armistice day; "NOW, therefore, I, Herbert Hoover, president of the United States of America, Ift pursuance of the said concurrent resolution, do hereby order that the flag of the United states be displayed on all government build- Inge on Nov. 11, 1029, and do invite the people of the United States to observe the day In schools and churches, and other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies, giving expression to our gratitude for peace fthd the hope AttA desire ttiat OUf friendly relation)) with other peoples may continue." Five hundred years before the olrtH of Christ, Hippocrates, a Greek wrote a book on medical science .which 14 still studied by students in Am«ric» and Burope. Attthrtt-ltcd Dealer! EQUASONNR HAIiio On Bale At Th* J. E, Spent* Electric StftM 131ft 12th Avc. 01*1 41*1 f I 1 BE A WINNER £300 /M CASH PRIZES 1 ROTHERT COMPANY } * 4- Altoona's Largest and Most Complete Home Furnishing Store. The Most Liberal Credit • Terms In the City. CHRISTMAS TREASURE HUNT CONTEST Blue Ribbon MaltExtract •Arf-^/VA. The William F. Gable Compan LECTURE under supervision of DOROTHY ETHEL WALSH DRAPERY FABRICS CORRECT FOR EVERY ROOM HEAR a discussion concerning the selection of fabrics, colors and designs for every type of room. SEE every point illustrated by actual materials, curtains, and color schemes which you can duplicate in your own home. WATCH the lecturer actually drape several windows. CONSULT her about your drapery problems. 2:30 O'clock DRAPERY DEPARTMENT LAST DAY SATURDAY HOME FURNISHINGS BUILDING—FIRST FLOOR Come See the Many Extra Values In Celebrating the 29th Birthday of the Shoe Section 3 .29 A tan Russia calf or patent tie for the young miss. Sizes 11% to 2. 5 .29 Miss Sub Deb will like these rounded toe Ties in Prado brown or black kid. llth AVENUE BUILDING—MAIN FLOOR Pre-Christmas Sale Omar Pearl Necklaces V Pewit — the Gem Endeared to Women 95c and to $4.95 Today—the Pearl still reigns supreme as the queen of jewels, and no one who has seen the admiration in a woman's eyes aa she views a necklace of pearls can 'doubt the appeal of its beauty. Chokers, lariats, 2, 3 and 4-strand necklaces and 18 and 24-inch strands. UUt AVENUE BUILDING—MAIN FLOOR AS ADVERTISED BULLETIN For Saturday Shoppers Following is a list of those items which were advertised for Friday and, Saturday shoppers. It will serve as a reminder to those who have plan^ ned to do their shopping.Saturday. •< •«»•<• «• Women's Apparel • Dress or Business Coats, fur-trimmed. Edith Dale Coats, smartly furred... . r . r .•„„ . „. i Edith Dale Frocks, six smart shades... . T .-. «.. .„.. .„>•„.. Dorine Frocks, four new shades.. ..>;....«,«.«:.;.;«..;..;.... Juniors and Children .$58 $69,50 . ... ; $25 7-to-14 Jersey and Velvet Frocks ....,„ $6.98 to $12.98 Juniors' Silk Hose, 8 shades. . . «. »r«»» :•:**• •:•:«:.:*?•:• ........... 95^ l-to-3 Chinchilla Coat Sets...., -.:..,.„•.-,,.... . $6.98 l-to-3 Chinchilla Coats „..,.,... .$2.98 to $4.98 Boys' All Wool Suits, 8 to 18 sizes ,. . .„ .,.... $13.45 Boys' Prep Suits, 15 to 20 sizes....- .> .„ $17.45 Boys' Sports Coats, 8 to 20 sizes -..,. .$6.95 to $17.45 9-to-20 Boys' Tweed and Chinchilla Coats..... „ « c .,„. .$5.95 up Boys' Fancy Socks,' jacquard patterns ....... .„ .-«r.-. 39^ Boys' Merode Silk-and-Wool Union Suits .......,..„!... .$2.25 up Women' s Accessories Fashionable New Hats $4.98 to $14.98 Women's Arch Preserver Shoes $9.29 to $11.69 Women's Madora Hose t ., w . .$1.39 to $1.95 Women's Rayon rajama Ensembles .,.. $4.95 Women's Rayon Nightgowns $1,50 Women's Silk-and Wool Union Suits $2.85 Women's Silk-and-Wool Vests. $1,85 Crepe de Chine Undies, trimmed or tailored $2.98 Silk Gowns, applique-trims .... $3.98 $12.50 Poirette Compacts $10 Imported Hand-Embroidered 'Kerchiefs .. 25^ to $1 Panels and Collar-and-Cuff Sets $1 to $5 Dress or Coat Flowers '. 500 tq $1 Sale of Omar Pearl Necklaces 950 to $4,95 Hudnuft le Debut Poudre $1,50

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