Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on November 9, 1929 · Page 11
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.*, ', I X • AttOQM flOVflMPBR 1J929. t IMPORTANT EVENTS > IN WORLD CENTERS Staff WASHiNCJTON, D. O., Nov. 9,.* Ours i a eouritfry trie from the gaudy trapping^ df old world monarchies and our president, 'although tho most powerful ruler In the world, goes on his travels with less cerembny than a chief of police .rates In Europe. Moat of tho special preparations made for the president are for safety and convenience. Such, modest display as there Is comes entirely from f tho voluntary efforts qf communities that he visits. It Is inspired by local pride, by a desire to honotf the great office and by tho eagernea* of local citizenry to bask In the reflected glory of tho occasion. President Hoover has taken only one overnight train trip since he be- c-me president, though previously ha crossed tho ocean at least twice a year and the continent usually oftener. Since he became ' president he has chosen to-stay with his Job Instead of traveling about /as most^of his pred* ecessors have done. He travels in about the same way as other presidents have. In fact tho train arrangements have been In the hands of the same men for years. The president always uses a private car hired from a railroad. Hailroads over which he travels have always insisted upon a separate train to eliminate station stops' and to permit greater safety precautions. The president, pays for the : private car at regular rates fixed by., the interstate commission. All government employes on the train are '\ charged for at regular rates.. The Vpre.sldent's expenses are paid for out ^~of,a*'special traveling fund of f 26,000 ' a year provided by congress. Long ago the president either.paid for hta travel personally or accepted free rides from the railroads who were 'glad'to haul him'for the advertising and i prestige resulting. A''higher operating executive of the railroad over which the train passes ia always aboard. A skilled crew is organized for the president's train. The train usually is operated theoretically as'a second section of a regular train to' x avoid the special charges for a special train although in practice the train runs on-its own special schedule. A pilot engine precedes the president's train by a few mlnutea and no switch can be touched after-the pilot engine goes through until after the president's train has cleared. Rail- roadmen are under great tension when the president's train is in their territory, because any mishap or accident is certain to attract national notice and reflect unfavorably upon the, road in the minds of many personal No serious railroad accident has happened to. a presidential, train within memory. ''_,Tet .twice, during the 1920 presidential •campaign, 1 War-»' reh oHarding's special train was in danger of a serious accident. Once 'some/ of the cars of his train were sideswiped in switch yards of a.large . terminal and glass was broken. There were no injuries, however. Later When this train was approaching a trestle in West Virginia tho rear truck of his private car which was on the end of the train broko throwing the rear' wheels off of the rails. Before the train could be stopped it had crqssed the trestle , and the rear wheels of the Harding car ran along on' the wooden ties. Had they worked off of" the ties, the car might have been thrown over, the trestle into a \ deep gulch-beloW; Vs In Washington the president travels / almost ••unnotice'd. usually a motor- oj-cle pbllceman rides Just ahead of :he pre«idftftt'* e*r, but many tlnw* .here is no escort of any kind and ho president's automobile works its v.-xy through traffic and waits at in^ :erseotions Just as 'other cars do. As t approaches, the president's - car years ho tlta'tirigufahing marks except the Hcen«* tag which is always No. 106. But many Washington police ot- loers do not • appear to know It or else do hot notice the tag 1 number for often the president must wait at trat- \c crossings, The side of the car aears the president's sea! and often ,t is only when this becomes visible to the crossing policemen that he realizes mournfully that he had failed to show any special courtesy to the vehicle. Once the late President Wilson was out for a Sunday aftentoori drive and at the one intersection where traffic was especially heavy, the harassed Crossing officer shouted out a not very civil criticism to the chauffeur as Wilson's car went by. Wilson ordered his car stopped and sent'Dick Jervls, chief of t,he White House secret serv» ice squad back to 1 ring the traffic officer up, Jervls went up to the officer and said: "The president wants to speak to you. You'd better go right over there to his car." ' The policeman approached, humbly explaining to Wilson that-he had not recognized the. presidential car, "That makes no ! difference," Wilson replied. ' "The president should > ve no special privileges. Hereafter you be courteous. You have no right to abuse anybody because you are an officer. THIS AND THAT. In EddyvHle, Ky., one Carl Hord, alleged murderer, sat in the electric chair. Two thousand volts were shot intq his body, Hord slumped, pulled himself erect, and said:. "Boys, I'm not dead." '; , \ . : ' • t * • V In Greene, Me., a fire occurred on the farm of orie John Sawyer. Flre- mefi, battling with the flames, failed to save three of the buildings and ran out of water. ( They then filled their pumps, with Farmer Sawyer's barreled vinegar and saved the fourth building. • \ ..'•••• In Cambridge, Maaa,, federal narcotic agents searched an apartment. Finding nothing, they prepared to leave, when one of their number Stooped, reached in the mouth of the house dog and pulled out drugs, At the University of California, near Los Angeles, fire attacked the Kappa Alpha Fraternityhouse, Frank Wyckoff, champion sprinter of the school; sprinted through a third,story win* dow, fell to the ground and escaped with a wrenched ankle. " G1A88 tftrf ftonuctis BILL. A9«m<J*5W, D. C., Nov. •&.-- ttestraint and punishment of "men who tfilAk themselves superior to the existing governmental bank system" afld fneftsuitea to prevent "such dlsai* tef-s in stock-gambling operations as have Recently disgraced the country," were .p^Opbraed yesteTday by Senator Cak'tef Glass, Democrat, Virginia,- au- thot of the federal reserve act. Plate. $12 and up P«inle»8 Extracting- Sleep Air or Novnnnln (AataRp) or (Awnke) •Teeth fllled without pain. Plates repaired *hl)S yoi wait. Very moderate prices. Open evenings Fred .examinations. Phone 2-5582. e ings BB, s^ETI-Ell, 4th Floor. Take elevator -to 4th door. Schulte Cigar Stor?l Iw£;°tUft AM and 12th. St. In. «an<>« a«( w KM,nich'» Jewelry Store. , ' S'AVtf iTOim EYES Your eyes should be examined at least once la year, especially after you-have reached the age of forty. Orthogon or Tillyer, wide angle jenses, fitted to correct any defect you may have. MACDONAtD'S Spectacle Bazar On the corner of llth St. and Green Ave. over 20 years. H1CKEY & SON Altoona's Longest Established FUNERAL SERVICE Lexington Avenue RADIO ALTOONA RADIO 1318 lltb Ave. ELEC. CO Dial 9318 LIVINGSTON'S XXXX BREAD H»4« with PoUtow n:_l flCOC On* o' oi' driven win uiai to lerre yon I f You Can Win! $300 In Cash Prices. The New ^-^CO Balanced-1 nit Radio this taper b Neutrodyner—Plus Lowboy, only $129.50 Screen-Grid, $119.50. Tube* extra. Genuine Electro-Dynamic Speaker, built-in Acoustic Equalizers, anil balanced to use TWO of the wonderful new 248 power,tubes, push-pull. Altobha Radio & Elec. Co. \' ', • Altoona's Leading Radio Store 3. E. BLATCHFORD. M*r. 1318 Twelfth Avenue ^ ^it^iM^tt^^^0^ l §^ie^^^^^ . Credit Terms 1429 Twelfth Ave. Modem Home Furnisher Since 1890 Open An Account Today Treasure Hunters Welcome! Guaranteed For One Full Year A real guarantee because we carry a complete stock of repairs at all times so that when you need service you get it without red! tape or delay. Unconditionally warranted as to de- v -fects in workmanship and materials. This is an important thing for you to know in purchasing a Washing Machine. FLOTO-PLANE Electric Washer The Flbto-Plane Principal Has made this the most popular and satisfactory Washing Machine sold today. The clothing is actually raised to the surface of the water and washed in the suds. Let us show you this Washer. You will like it. $14.00 These tubs sell regularly at $7.00 each. Take advantage of this opportunity. • Self Draining Heavily Galvanized Tubs, Heavy Reinforced Steel Benches. These tubs and benches are given absolutely Free with each Washing Machine- <\ The William F. Gable Company ^TELEPHONE 4l5] ' ' " '- """ ' "" T " lir '<fr Beginning at 8:30 Monday! What an opportunity,.. for Christmas shoppers! And for those who want one or two new frocks for the holidays! Extra salespeople . . , Extra floor space Extraordinary values! ,'iVl &, is 'jM-'i'ti .'','! liV 1 ,VnW "'i\V'' "t I'!'! $8,088 Worth Silks Now $5,451 Height-of-the-season Silks in glorious hues and lustrous folds form this remarkable collection . . . which we bought in a vast quantity shared by this store and four/other large stores in Pennsylvania . .. at an enormous saving . . . now passed on to" our patrons. ' , \ • ' . ' •/ ' . ••• • f • . j. All-Silk Crepes $1.68 x JL \ ^rA yd. ,Soft and supple, they suggest loveliest lingerie for Christmas-giving ... cbstume slips, kimonos or frocks for afternoon, street and evening. A splendid quality usually quite low-priced $2.98 to $3.50 .^. included are Canton crepe, flat crepe, pure-dyed crepe and crepe- back satin. All 39 inches wide, MANY GORGEOUS SHADES Cashewnut White Trouville Eggshell " Flesh • Quimper Independence Goya Matron Glace Gull Blonde Spruce Orchid English Green Navigator Ivory Cocoanut Navy Serenade Cameo Blue Pink ' Brown Sugar Pigeon "Beige Soiree Capucine Manila Brown ' Peach Philippine String Lorenzo Black Sunlight Monet Blue Nile Golden Beige Venice Madeleine Beige Rose Bay Green Clorinda Crane Honeydew Kurdistan Cherub Midnight Chartreuse Coral Treaty Green Nude • Paris Plage Cloud Arcadian Green See Eleventh Avenue Windows Printed Satins Lovely Crepe Satins for street dresses and blouses . , .in shades of hjrown, tan, green, blue, black . . . patterns are colorful and new. Ordinarily this grade of Crepe Satin sells for $3.50 a yard in this store . . . you save liberally at Monday's low figure. Printed Crepes A glorious showing of Silk Crepes that suggest lovely dresses, smart blouses, Pullman robes . . . rich beige, brown, blue, black and green backgrounds decorated with comely printed designs ... see them. Regularly $1.95 and $2.25 but sale-priced Monday. llth AVBNUB BUILDING—SECOND FLOOR Be Sure To Shop Early

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