Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on November 11, 1929 · Page 9
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Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 9

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Monday, November 11, 1929
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"t -l-,,/ rO^a < >"> TH& ALTOONA MIRROR-MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, WAR STILL IS MAKING GREAT > INROADS ON HEALTH OF WORLD (Sy United Press.* Eleven years ago today—at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918—the gflfif and the grand total to date of sums expended both, by tho ministry of finance and the ministry of pensions Is abdut $214,460,060. The number of War wounded still of warfare were silenced" and sudi I drawing pensions in Frnace reaches wholesale carnage as the world in its 1,030,000. insanity lias become so \Vlde- ...... . ... . . . . • Bbl-csfttl that every hospital for Its trdublous history had heVer before seen came to an end. The armistice halted'' organized butchery, but it could not stop the suffering of those whose lives were spared but whose maimed or fliseasfe bodies ridden Were sd that one wonders whether the chance that deprived them of a quick death was merciful or merciless. ' .Propped up in a wheel chair at the Walter Reed hospital in Washington is tiomltiicK Parks. Eleven years and eleven day;; ago he was ft Whole man. I or asylums. . But on the next day, while fighting ** "~ ' "" in the Argonne, a bullet sped Into his right leg. And gangrene set in. Recently Parks underwent his thirty* spread that every hospital treatment la badly congested. In Great Britain, 11,873 men are .still receiving medical treatment from the government. Of this total, 0,04!J are in hospitals as the result of wounds dr other diseases contracted during thp war, whllo .6,330 are In mevital hospitals. Ift addition 1,584,850 persons ra-- ceived last year-1f291,220,000 in pensions or allowances from the ministry. *flnety-sis Belgian World war veterans are stillin hospitals, sanatorium* third operation.' Surgeons have employed all fheit 1 science in .a futile effort to prevent the spread of Infection. Parks' right leg has been amputated. SMve fingers—three* on his right hart'' and tw;o on hid left—haVS At "tho' same time something likn $2(3,180,000 IS paid out every three months in war pensions. Late (Statistics In Italy are not avail* able, but it is estimated that close to $200,000 injured soldiers are receiving pensions or free treatment. This costs the Italian government approximately $31,380,000 a year. A£ the close of the waf, there were succumbed to the knife, Now his left 160,000 tuberculosis Victims among the foot la infected.and a part of it was llfalian armies, bvtt this figure since has dwindled t6 about IS.tiOO. Of the af/ies little ftumani« was otic of th'd hardest hit. Only 1,000, veter- fend today 1 are lodged in that coutt-- try's hospital;/ but that mere haiidfiil contrasts grimly with the known number of wounded who need care hi an Institution. The total number of invalid^ is 71,206. The wounded officers receives at 1 , average pension of about $60 a rtloiith; tha wounded private gets only $1.80.- The central powers, of course 1 , also . . .. . are paylrij iii manpower and^ money Capitals .are crowded with wounded .for the madness of War. Take the cut away a few (Jays ago. That battle on the wooded hills Of easterfl B'rartce probably Was 6f little personal significance to Parks. Btft his battle today is another thing. And all over the earth similar battles are benig fought The foe is disease • or the handicaps imposed by the loss of limbs or faculties! The United Press, through its bureaus' on the two continents most affected, has made a survey of this fearful phase of the war's aftermath: 1ft almost all com- nations the story is the Same: / veterans; insanity is frequently the sequel to ybars of intense suffering; pensions constitutes a tremendous financial drain; the war Is still killing men as surely as though they even now were under tha fierce fire of machine guns. '..,.In the United'States .there are 27,738 veterans in government hospitals. case of Germany: At the end of May, 1929, the latest period for \vHiciH official figures' are available, 807,696 wounded Gerniart veterans were" receiving compensation In one fOfrti of another. ' Hospltalization, once the bigg'est problem faeed by tho government in connection with the wounded and dlS- In addition, 4-3,000 Veterans Who had ' abled veterans, is no longer a f feaB- claims to -government compensation have died. ,This figure, oC course, fails to take in the vast number of service men who did not file such claims but who have succumbed to their -Wounds. Tuberculosis among American veterans in government hospitals. In^ ad- . ...... dition, 43,^00 veterans who had claims cent of the annual budget 0( the to government compensation have died. ' Hungarian go-vernmertt is being set 'This figure, of course, fails to take aside each year to care for Hungary's in the vast number of service men . World war invalids, widows and who did not file such claims but who have succumbed to their wounds. ing necessity. At the end of June only cigh't hospitals and two sanltoriums were still being operated by the government, while eight other similar institutions remained under contract to accept former soldiers upon order from thd ministry Of labor, Approximately two and a half per SPIRIT OF SAFETY CONFRONTS NATION By not M. NOt,AN Two million boys in Hhnki journeyed td Surtope 16 make the world safe for democracy. A terrific loll of Hfo .and iimb, and a flood 1 o£ tears mid sorrows was the prfcti paid for the job, not by an abstract nation, but by living, breathing mothers, fathers, wives, eethearts, aOfla Mhcl daughters. Wo lilce to think their sacrifice was not In vain. Today we are confronted with the equally Important task of making our costly democracy safe for humanity. We livd )n an 1 era when war, with its damnable instruments of torture and destruction, .is. little move perilous to mankind than peace, with its subtler but equally effective devices of immolation, Life today whispers to i«u:h one of Ms, "Your choice of \vcnimns, sir!" whether in peace or war. Llltln Is there to choose' between dyinir by sword or by auto which, pa'rnphrasing Lincoln's platitude, God must surely love, Me permits so many of them. Thousands upon thousands of American boys pale! the last full measure of devotion on European battlefroiUs. Today who IS willing to forego the thrill' of a fast ride or any of the other pleasures that menace the common safety? ,Grown-up of the present tire thrj!!*addlcls, and practically Incorrigible, especially the gencrntion newly arrived at maturity. The hope, for really safe-saning pleasure lies in the Child not yet fevered With neurotic! tastes. But the problem is difficult indeed wtifett we reflect that thd solu. tion lies largely In the hands of parents who ate anything but models of caution. What America tediously builds up for safety With one hand, she diligently pulls down with the other. She teadhes safety IH work, yet abandons herself to utmost recldesdhejss In play, The spirit of daring at games overleaps safety logid like'.ponies the hur- dles. We g6 to pftlnfl to Infatuate our. children with the daredevil who spectacularly atftUes his all on a single, suicidal throw, who risks life for nebulous glory. Vef. we foolishly hope our children by some chanco will act safely. The hero who mushed painfully through n. thousand miles of frozen Arctic wnste to curry medical relief to a stricken hamlet goes unsung, while nn irresponsible sky-rider, crossing the Atlantic for (he sake of notoriety, brings down the gallery quite as effectually as Samson toppled the temple. What is the spirit of safety? It is not simply the looking out for number one. We are still our brothers' keepers. The spirit of safety does not consist merely in watching our own step, but as well In curbing our haste and desires that the fellows around us too may walk securely. The safety spirit thinks sanely concerning work and play, alike, concerning sport no less than industry, twenty-four hours a day. It draws no color lino in favor of pleasure. To make :vny appreciable headway In snfety, we must oust from our philosophy (it life the willingness to "take a chnnco," to "gamble with fate," to "get a thrill at any prloo," which permeates American society today afl never before. In safety, the hend of TJnclo Sam is strong, his spirit weak. He declares a Roman holiday, then wonders why his sons and daughters continue to tempt fflto a thousand different ways and lose In tha monotonous Hhnffte. Our minds must broaden, our convictions deepsn, our consciences quicken in the matter of Safety before we can roplnter nny appreciable solid progress. We must look the matter honestly In the face without a mental or moral reservation. Much, but not FURNACE PIPE AND ELBOWS I'lI'K KlbdWs (Iffo ilt,, 11H.; SSfl cadi "Oc: .It., 8ln.; 7Sc finch S, J, Wolf Hardware Co. 1713 IMIi Ave. 1'lionn 2-7048 Tuberculosis among American veterans is declining. Today there are only orphans.. About $8,466,000 Was appropriated for this work. According to the national statlsticri bureau, the number of -war Invalids 0.591 patients suffering from that, in 'the country at present totals 117,108, malady. Seven years ago tho number j all of whom are receiving cotnpensa- was twice as great. , | tion in one form or another. Virtually Insanity, however, Is on the increase, i three-fourths of these men were dsi- In March, 1922, there were only 9,41fi abled through wounds received on the mental cases out of the 31,000 in gov- Held of battle. ernment hospitals. Today there are Distressing facts are these concern- 113,798 neuro-psychiatric cases. j Ing the outcome of mankind's 3av- 'aleven years after the war, France , agery. 7 lists more than a'Quarter of a million | But let us return to Dominiclt Parks, men who havc> never been^hearcl from there in that hospital wheel, chair. 1 —men whose obscure fate has been What does- he say about It? complete extermination in action,- the xmknown grave, the prisoners' camp or desertion. Of these 2,500 are officers and 250,400 are non-coms and privates. Pensions are being paid liberally, "The government has done everything possible for me. A wound is all in the game. Would I enlist again if there was another war? they'd take me." Sure—if WORLD HAS FORGOTTEN WHO URGED SILENT TRIBUTE LONDON, Nov. 11.—Today the world stands still for two poignant minutes. Its. people will spread a wreath of memory over the battlefields'of Flanders. Yet only his widow and a few friends will remember the man who, in a flash of genius, thought of this silent tribute. He was Edward George Honey, an Australian • journalist, who died in poverty in England in August, 1922. Only a bare mound marks his grave in the tiny cemetery at Northwood, Middlesex. His widow, some months ago, was tramping the mountains of south Wales six days a week trying to earn a living in the insurance business. It is told that Honey suggested the two minutes silence in an article In the London' Evening News, May 8, 191!>. When he" was earning a living in Fleet street under the nom de plume of Jarren Forrester." After referring to bonfires stretching across England In the manner of the Elizabethans, Honey proceeded, "Cannot we spare some fragment of those hours of peace and rejoicing for a silent tribute to the mighty dead? Individually, yeh, but national- BANKING DAY IN SCHOOLS. Iy? I ask five little minutes—five silent minutes of national remembrance—a very sacred concession." The official rehearsal at which ftoney was present showed tfiat five minutes would be too long for great crowds to retain an immobile silent attitude and two minutes then was fixed. Two years after his suggestion'was adopted Honey fell ill of tuberculosis and was unable to bear the strain of journalism. His end was hastened by the effects of his war service. He never desired to be connected officially with the great silence, according to a friend who gives a Taphic description of the- last time Sie saw him. "Sitting before the fire," he writes, "he was bent and frail although he was only 36 years of age. Bach violent fit of coughing racked his body which consumption had reduced to a mere shell. He sat there with his overcoat buttoned up to the chin. "I think the fact that he lived to see his idea adopted gave him infinite satisfaction." WHITTJEK SCHOOL. Mary Jane Albright $ 18.58 Jean A. Locher 14.70 Florence Mercer 31.88 Helen E. Kline *. 12.10 Eleanor K. Robb 10.08 Total for October $98.32 Total for September $386.43 Total for term $482.77 "NOVKMHKH 11TH. You, who served, know the rest, Some dropped while doing their best. And there, they turned to clay, •y Buddy; how are you todayV- Eleven years, has flew for some, To others, Jt has only begun. Oh! those days of buoyancy youth, Yes, our gray hair, tells the truth. You who are here, and yet in pain, Cheer,up buddy; for it's not In vain. All the world cannot help out but see, You gave your best, for your country. On' the eleventh of this month, Get that uniform out of the trunk. Pin those medals, upon your breast, For this day, is in memory of those at rest. a. Mr H.—Altoona. WEAVER PIANOS For 59 years in the best American homes the sympathetic voices of Weaver instruments have delighted young and old. Learn why at the WEAVER Factory Showroom 1620-22 llth Ave. Yau Will Say~ "It's the Easy Monw I Ever Made** $300 Dollars In Cash Prizes J. E, HEAPS Electric Company Atwater-Kent and Zenith Radios A. B. C. Washers. Hotpoinl Ranges. 1004 Chestnut Avenue Below rostolilee Enter The Christinas Treasure Hunt Contest Kntry Blank will be ftiuud uu fuge 2 lit toDlglit's Mirror. Which Skin Fault Is Spoiling Your Beauty? 7 Common Skin Faults Chapped Skin Blemishes Cold Sores Large Poteg Chafing Sallotvttess Oiliness For New Skin Beauty Use a Healing Toilet Cream -*- Say Scores of Nurses A WONG the million and a half women who are now using this new kind of toilet cream, there are thousands of trained nurses; They are enthusiastic — they tell their friends to use it. Their training has taught them what the skin needs to keep it healthy and beautiful. Sciencenowrecognizesthat many of the common skin faults come from tiny hidden poisons that lurk unseen beneath the skin. Blemishes, roughness, large pores, coarseness and many other beauty-destroying flaws are now traced to these invisible poisons. Ordinary care is not enough. Soaps and creams that merely cleanse the surface fail to reach these insidious poisons. An antiseptic cream is necessary — a greaseless healing cream that will sink into the skin, combat poisons, keep the skin germfree, healthy and beautiful. As snow-white and dainty as the finest beauty cream, yet as powerfully healing as an old-fashioned skin remedy, Noxzema Skin Cream can be used as a powder base or night cream. Under its* soothing, healing medication, skin troubles vanish quickly and your skin becomes clearer, smoother, lovelier. Noxzema Cream is on sale at all drug and department stores. JVIOXZEMA i V "Feel It Heal" Fl Bridge Lamps $•7.90 Right from the liandn of modern craftsmen come these new lamps With grucuful metal shafts and smart alluring alludes. LAMPS Have the lighting effects in your home; the Hot'tiuiSH, the loveliness you admire in others? Have you stopped to consider how important correct lighting is not only to good decoration but to moods us well? Many who have viewed our autumn exhibit of popular styles have marveled at tho beaut,y of tho, new luinpn uncl • our modest prices this fall. The Standard Furniture Co, 1407 Eleventh Ave. Junior Lamps, $1 1-90 12 A magnificent lamp with a stately shade that attunes it perfectly to any modern interior. all, can be done for the ftftiiro by the common school/*. THls is not popular doctrine. Is AmericA yet willing to pay the price of safety? CHRISTMAS SEAL LETTERS ARE PREPARED FOR MAILS Work o£ preparing letters for mailing Thanksgiving any In llm minimi drive of the Blair County Tuberculosis society Is going forward, thousnndu of letters bearing the 1920 Christmas' seflls being made ready for dispatch. This IB being done by volunteer assistance. Ono of tha groups which recently spent several hours preparing letters wore the teachers of tha primary department of tho Eighth Av,>niio Methodist church, tho ladies being entcr- tntrted Upon the occasion by Mrs. C. W. Montgomery, tho chapter secretary, at her homo 5411 Fifth nvenuo. who assisted at that tlmo were Mrs. Harvey Oladfeltcr, Mrs. Elwond Cramer, Miss iDorothy Xnne, Miss Blanche Neaffer and Miss Alargaret Marks. Boy Scouts have been particularly active. Tho following hoys from troops 22, 13 and 10 assisted recently: .tacit .Tones, Harold Klein, Billy Cm-ran, Melvln Dick, Pnul Leiden, Vincent Faru- batlgh, David Jti'nrabniigh, Joseph Cur- ry Robert Stevens, E. Myers Janies Bamer, Gerald McMaster, Chafles Russ, jr., Bobby CranoVef, Paul Schneider, Ben Bungard, Charles Campbell, George Lockwood, James Crlelchart, Orvlllo Farabaugh, Robert Walker and Henry Wertz. It would tnlio two billion earths, placed side by side to form a continuous spherical shell around our sun at a distance equal to the earth's distance. JLIION JARSUSED YEABlY AM, WOOli ) « f Ddwny Blankets I w nrm Write or Phone for Prices. WATERSIDE WOOLEN MILLS ine to Vew STOP — LOOK — A LISTEN to the new Modal ,"32" Zenith. It's a winner, Its brilliance of pet 1 - formance will sell iUelf and inspire your admiration. Become * proud owner of a Zenith onrf enjoy a real musical instrument. Zenith dealers bubble with enthusiasm when they demonstrate the hew Zortith. Pri«e— only $175.00 let* tubes. "Your home deserves Ae *»e»t." J. E, Heapi Electric Co. Winter Marie Store 1001 OiiMtnut Avo. 1«5 Eleventh Ave. Gifts in our machine age are most prized when x. Hlli. 1 \ i \\ F RIENDS can buy anything you might give them — except your Time. Jt is the most eloquent token of the feeling you have for those few close friends. Especially is this now true, in an age of speed and mechanical sanleness that forces on us so many machine-made things, all alike, impersonal, priced. So handmade gifts,-things you have fashioned yourself, are the only really personal presents you can proffer. / This Christmas, instead of the conventional things, learn the pleasure of making gifts for your very best friends. Let Us Help You Oric« you know how, you'll find it surprisingly simple to mnkfi thesn individual, pwsorinl gifts. And the export newllewonion who are in our hnnd- mtule gift department during the Christmas season will be plnd to show you. fast, easy ways to make them. Start These Gifts - Now For the Woman Who Takes Pride in Her Home Hand-embroidered 1 u n r. li e o n sets, needlepoint squares, vanity sets, lamp shades, laundry hags, bridge table covers and refreshment sets. For the College Girl Houdoir pill iws, nightgowns, aprons, bedspreads, step-ins, bead necklaces, purses, scarfs and berets. For the Invalid Bed jackets, fancy pillows, bedspreads, nightgowns and other articles. For the Baby Caps, carriage robes, boolet-s, drosses, sweaters, pillow cases, iiiilti'iis and leggings. 1UU AVENUH BUiUDlNC,—THIRD FUX>R

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