Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on November 8, 1929 · Page 23
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Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 23

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Friday, November 8, 1929
Page 23
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|^^s|?wt^^f5fi^^^f«;/.^'f;,_ • •<,<.£!* THE, ALtOONA MIRROR—FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1920 POSTAL HEROES DO PERILOUS THINGS By CECIL OWEN, Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 8.— Peace has its heroes no less renowned than war. Should any doubting Thomas question the verity of this adage, lhe:e are countless reports in otherwise prosaic government flies to prove his scepticism unjustified. Records of bravery and heroism paralleling the deeds of daring by those who have faced enemy gunfire bear testimony to the valiant service by the nation's public servant-j. Consider some of the men who carry the mails over dangerous mountain routes, through winter blizzards in the far northland of Alaska, or over floating ice packs In frozen lakes. In the past two and a half years fifty- six "star route" mail carriers have lost their lives while in performance of duty. To many a lonely outpost of civilization the intrepid star route carrier Is the sole contact with the outside world. His daily, or sometimes weekly and monthly visit, is an event of the llrst order. Star routes are maintained In many parts of the country where travel is dangerous and regular mail delivery a hazardous occupation. These men are not paid salaries but work under contract, awarded after competitive bidding. ^ Among the most dan^arous star routes served by rural carriers are those from Newport to Otter Rock, Ore.; Ellison Bay to Detroit Harbor, Wls.; Rocky Bar to Atlanta, Ida., and fro a Sandusky to Kelley's Island, Middle Base and Put-in-Bay, O. On the Idaho route mentioned deliveries are made by carriers traveling on snow shoes during winter months, packing fifty pounds of mail, and not infrequently they have been caught by snowslidea and swept to death. Between Ellison Bay and .Detroit HArbor, Wls., And from O., to nearby islands, the service' must be performed over the ice in winter and In the fall when lakes are frozen. During the, spring thaw it Is extremely difficult and hazardous to carry on the service. |A number of carriers have met death between these points. The Hitchcock brothers, carriers on the route out of Sandusky, were once trapped In a storm and running ice. They were carried down the resistless force of a drift in which they had become wedged. Given up for lost by the islanders, the carriers were finally rescued in an exhausted condition and so completely weighted down with ice as to be helpless. It was necessary to tear away and cut away their ice-armored garments. Similar incidents illustrating the hardihood and daring of the unsung men who risk their lives almost daily that the mails may go through appear often In the records of the postoffice department. HOUSE MEETS TO LISTEN TO PRAYER By HERIVERT I..ITT1YB, Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 8.— Officially the house of representatives Is still in session, hut it is meeting and adjourning without doing anything except hearing a prayer. The Monday and Thursdny sessions which have been hold for the last six weeks—some oC them lasting only two minutes—will end Nov. H. But with all hope of senate passage of the tariff bill during the present session abandoned by lenders, the house probably will continue its three-day adjournments until December. House leaders would he willing to consider an adjournment until the regular session starts Dec. 2, but a concurrent resolution Is necessary, C fc Need Some Christmas Money? Enter the Christmas Treasure Hunt Con'ost Now Win $300 In Cash Prizes t • Casanave's Established 50 Years Lea/her Traveling Goods —> runks — Umbrellas 1213 Eleventh Street Opposite Fostofflcg and the senate would not be likely to agree to adjournment, it is believed. Meantime house members are Introducing bills and resolutions, but no committees nro meeting, and the legislative proposnls are beinR placed in cold storage, to be taken up by the regular session. The work of preparing the annual appropriation bills will be started about Nov. 15, but the house may not even go to the trouble of formally organizing this committee. In advance of previous regular sessions, when no "special" session was in progress, the members who were certain to be on the appropriations committee went ahead and conducted hearings to get the bills* in shape for formal reports after congress met. Four committees, including those on ways and means, agriculture, rules, and expenditures, were organized when farm relief and tariff bills were being considered, but these are holding no meetings. From twenty-five to sixty members attend the house "sessions." The pre siding officer gravely orders the jour nnl read and approved after the prayer, and a motion lo ndjourn is made. Not even the house leaders are in town, with the exception of minority leader Garner of Texas. WEDDING TIME (illANOUO. ROME, Nov. 8.—The marriagB of Crown Prlnco Humbert of Italy and Princess Marie Jose of Belgium will be held in Rome in February, instead of Turin, late In January, us originally planned, It WHS snid on reliable authority yesterday. READY IN TWO MINUTES! A HOT NOURISHING BREAKFAST SHREDDED HEAT With all the bran of the whole wheat All the bodv'building elements of the whole wheat, nothing added, nothing taken away. So easy to serve and so deli* ciously nourishing. Gives new vigor and life to tired tissues. Serve with hot or cold milk or fruits. Our Congratulations to Millikan Motors, Inc. IT IS with a great deal of personal pleasure that we congratulate Millikan Motors upon their first anniversary as Graham-Paige distributors in the Altoona territory. That they enjoy a position of high esteem in their community is evident by the constantly increasing sales made during the past year. That they hold the confidence^and trust of responsible business men throughout their territory is shown by the rapidly increasing number of substantial dealers who have joined with them during this brief time. » We take pride in our association with Millikan Motors, Inc. £AAAAM / Cloth es o vi Smarter Than Ever! ^^•H^^ (Price and Quality) OVERCOATS $i 150 $ and 29 50 $ >M <MJ •v; i 1 E VERY garment reveals and makes face' apparent the matchless craftsmanship ancL hand tailoring of the P & Q Shops — a quality o£ perfection rarely equalled even by clothiers selling at much more than our prices. ^ A Handsome Collection! — Rich in' appearance, rich in fabrics, offering the finest in Boucles, Meltons, Plaid-backs, Fleeces; the colors include a rich variety of blues, oxford gre'ys, browns and mixtures. Every atom of our purchasing power, of our tremendous production facilities, of our direct from maker to wearer methods (no jobbers, no middle-* men enter into the transaction) has been exercised to make this our greatest overcoat season. A ND that is also true of our magnificent collection of suits. Leaders of style, they are also thoroughbreds for wear. They are expertly tailored from nationally known fabrics — Paragon Gabardines, Rams Head Fabrics, Montrpse Worsteds, Waterman Worsteds, Walthers Fabrics, Penn State Worsteds. Every piece of cloth is carefully examined and thoroughly shrunk; all the trimmings are of tested durability; every garment is a perfect example of expert workmanship, / i . —'t* Kf 1323 Eleventh Ave, :i

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