Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on November 12, 1929 · Page 16
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Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 16

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, November 12, 1929
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THE AtTOONA' MmROR-WfegPAV, KOVflMSSlMg. . RANGE SEARCHED TQR UNKNOWN DEAD : Jorts Continue to Identify Americans In Unmarked Graves, Scattered Across Cold Hills of Late Ally. ny HAM'II HKIN7,KN, SUIT Correnpondent. PARIS, Nov. .12.—Twelve hundred jnericiin doughboys still lie In un- irked graves scattered across the Id hlllH nt Frnnce from the channel the Vosgos. Identification parties o still searching these lost graves id hardly a week passes without one more bod lew being found. Of the 130,2G!> men In the firmed i .roes of the United States who died iring 'he World war, 80,794 are now ' iricd in the Amcrlciin military ceme- •ries abroad. Twenty-seven bodies, ,und In list graves during the Hiim- •er bv searching parties, have been ansforred to the war cemeteries for urlal in tho alignment of white rosses. •In the eight war umber of American -.tried today follows: ieuso-Argonne, Himmgno Ise-Alsnn, Seringes t. Mlhlel, Thliiueourl Aisne-Marnc, Belleau ... 6inme, Bony ureanes, Burls cemeteries, the soldier dead 14,181 0,010 1,»2« 1.034 Jrt, J-Mll in - rookwood, Knghind ^ landers Field, BclBl""' .'""' Kvcrv crave is marked now with a •ermanent. marker, either a cross or a ;tar of David In white Carrara marble. Vhe graves ot unidentified soldiers lumbering about '4 of 1 per cent o • ihe total burials, are marked with ,,tonos bearing the Inscription: Here ies in honored glory un^ American .•soldier known hut to God." The work of finding lost graves is -rowing more difficult with time. In 'ho first few years after the war, 'lOdics were found in woods or turned un bv plows of farmers as they reclaimed the battlefields for their crops • Searching parlies continue then work, however, except during the, harvcHt season. These workers 'lOHHCSs complete charts which enable Ihcm to identify bodies even thougt ;.hey have been burled for more than eleven years. Information relative to unlocaled dead is generally received voluntarily , hi-ough some comrade In unns who recalls, perhaps from a magazine or newspaper articles after several years, the approximate spot at which a noldler was killed or where ho was burled. This work is carried out under the Investigation and research branch of this service, which obtains all Information possible from relatives and from other sources, generally sending to tho person giving the information a contour map and request- Ing that tho location and a diligent search is made, generally with suc- r:eiu. No definite ^identification Is made unless it Is positive and this Is done finally from tho office of the quartermaster general in Washington. A complete system of forms and charts is kept, both in this office and In Washington, and positive, identification (after preliminary identification by means of parts of uniform, personal belongings, identification tag and to forth) is generally made from tooth charts or'from certain peculiarities known to have existed, »uch as broken ^or fractured bones and BO forth. ^Identification and searching parties are' working at present, principally In the Mouse Argonne sector and in the Chateau Thlorry-Solssons sector, but nro moved to other sectors whenever information is received. Helpful information Is received from French, British and Gorman authorities. The bodies of unidentified soldiers whei found arc kept in the morgue at the nearest military cemetery until every "•means of Identification has been exhausted. It Identification is finally unsuccessful, tho body is buried as an unknown soldier. No cases are known to exist where there has been any doubt as to Identification as an American soldier. Occasionally cases have occurred where the body of n soldier burled as an unknown has Huhsequently been identified through additional information furnished by relatives, friends or comrades-in-arms nfter a lapse of several years. When identification is positively established In this way, a grave marker bearing the customary inscription is substituted for the unknown marker. . A few isolated graves remain, prlu clpally in France. These graves are not under the control of the war department, since- In'these cases the relatives have requested that the remains bo left,where the soldier fell or where lie was burled first. START VUI/MWS KICiJIT. Any change In feeding and management of pullets should he made bofor production starts. Pullets beginning to lay without sufficient slzo am weight are likely to quit,and molt soon after production commences, Slat College specialists uay. Navy's New "Zep" Begun And now construction nf the first American-built Zeppelin Is tinder way. A hove In Immeimn throng 'of high government and aeronautic, officials who participated In tlin laying nf tlm master ring' —similar to thn laying of a ken for 11 battleship—(if tho navy dirigible y,l(S-l, willed In twin* built by tho (loo(l.vcar-/,('p|inlln company at Its Akron, <)., hangar.. Hear Admiral Wllllnin A. Moirctt, II. N. N,, IN pictured nt right UN he drove tho golden rlvcl that formally started const ruction of tlio glnnl Kcppclln. Two of the big HhlpH are to lie, built. .^**A^°>?C^H TICKETS AVAILABLE f OR BIG CARD PARTY Tickets for the Altoona High School Alumni association card party which will be held Monday night, Nov: 25, at the Penn-Alto hotel, can be obtained at the William P. Gable stationery department and In the evenings from 6 to 8 o'clock from Miss Margaret Drabic at the Penn-Alto hotel. Tickets are also available from the general chairman of the card party committee, Mrs. Edith Oler Flannlgan at the Penn-Alto; also tho chairmen of tho various classes of the High school alumni have tickets for dlstri- butlon._ The additional places where tickets' may be obtained were arranged for so that every convenience might be offered In the matter of getting as many as possible to attend the affair. The event is being sponsored by the alumni body In tho Interest of the student loan fund which is carried on by the association. There will be a number of special events in connection with the party. Karl Irvln and his orchestra is planning a special concert for the evening. BRITISH BOOK BOOM. LOND'ON, Nov. 12.—London publishers, who have already published 10,000 new books this year, expect to Issue 8,000 more before 1930. New York Banker Sentenced attorney* pictured him as '"an old and beaten man," Frank H. Warder, former New York state banking superintendent, was shown no leniency after being convicted In a New York city court o* accepting n $10,000 bribe. He is pictured above, center, a§ he stood to receive a prison sentence of five to ten years as penalty for having kept examiners away from the wrecked City Trust company of New York. A"- Exclusive Sho 1432 Eleventh CND/I p For Women'* IW ith Avenue - | ^V Outstanding Values FOR DOLLAR-DAY i , • 25 Fall and Winter CUBAN LKOISLATOR IS / OPPOSING TALKIE P1LM HAVANA, ttovi12. — :Patriotici motives, according to a statement of RepteSentatlvft Gabriel Arlza, have inspired him to propose a law prohibit' Ing the exhibition in Cuba of English speaking movies. Arlza •will present his proposed law at the next legislative session of the house of representatives. ' The author of the bill states that the proposed legislation represents no outburst of Anglophobia, but rather id an earnest endeavor to defend and preserve the vigor and beauty of tha Spanish language. s STORE FOR FUTURE USB. Immature pumpkins and squashes should be used first, as they will not store well. Mature specimens may be kept all winter if stored under warm dry conditions. More" appreciation of these vegetables will come with the enjoyment bf ( good pumpkin pies and properly baked squash. Altoona Radio and Electric Co. Headquarters for the Great SILK One Day Only! Yesterday's Price Was Higher AIL-ELECTRIC RADIO i£&y/H>&&1*&&i»&&i&ft. IT'S VERY SELDOM I You can make money so easily. $3OO In Cash Prizes Walter J. 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Dial 9318 Easiest Payment Terms In tbe City Store Open Evenings From 7 Till 0 Buy With Confidence From Altoona's Leading .Radio Store Member Blair County Radio Dealers Association Forgetting profit! tomorrow to make this the big- gesr Dollar Day of our entire career! Women's Shoes $ Infants' Shoes Little Gent's Oxfords Ladies' Felt Slippers Leatherette Slippers THE MOST STUPENDOUS! SEN SATIONAL SHOE VALUES AL TOON A HAS EVER SEEN! THOUSANDS OF PAIRS OF BRAND NEW TABLE AFTER TABLE PILED HIGH WITH BARGAINS Women's Save Arch Kvery pair reduced for thU biy mle! The most outvtundlng ussortiuent of Arch Support Shoe* fur \Vonicn and Growing Girl* we have ever shown at tills rock bottom price. A real Having un every pair! Tbe seunon'k newest styles and leathers. Patents, Blaok and Tan Kid and lihti-k Suede. C'ubuu Ilecls. All Sixes. $J.78 Closing Out All W. B. Coon Footwear Sacrificed! Every pair mutt be sold. Highest quality Black Kid and Patent!. Nationally ad- vertued footwear. $10.00 value!, high quality footwear. Tomorrow only at this price. o k Look! Up {o $6. N e w e~s t FOOTWEAR Sacrificed for Dollar Day The SHOE MARKET Extra Salespeople to Serve You Corner llth Ave. & 15th St (Corojoierce Bldg.) Altoona, Pa. Ladies' Shoes! Boys' Shoes! Boys! Oxfords! Misses and Chil dren's Oxfords! Values that make thousands of new customers ( for the Shoe Market Tomorrow! Ai some of thete item* are limited we cannot guarantee theie outstanding bargain* to kit all day! Be here early!

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