Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on June 6, 1930 · Page 12
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Friday, June 6, 1930
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SEEK tO tt SPEEDWAY Officials Must Eliminate Six of Twenty Entries flo That Starting Field Will fie Fourteen. ' • With lust one week remaining to tettlele arrangements for the thlr- 6«th championship automobile race i the Altoona speedway boards at pton. officials of the organization are C6d today with the problem of climi- Lting at'least six of the entries so at the race can be stnrted with the felt Of fourteen cars. Vnder the rules of the contest board the A. A. A. fourteen oars will be fr limit allowed on the mile and one-, quarter bowl and already Altoona has a total of twenty entries. This means {fa elimination of at least six cars, the ! seedway seeking to save drivers and "i ir owners the expense of shipping to 1 hla city only to have the slowest cars • ralved off before the race. Altoona has secured the first three Unners at Indianapolis, Billy Arnold, horty Cantlon and Louie Schnemer elng certain starters Meyer. South FINDER OF GOLD HAS NO REGRETS (By United Press.) LONDON, June 6.—"It's all In the game!" In that laconic sentence was expressed the fatalistic philosophy of a , man who once was rich beyond all I the dreams of avarice, and who now I lives in complete and lonely poverty In a remote section of the Transvaal. Nearly half a century ago the name of Samuel Honeyball was famous throughout the world as one of the four mining prospectors who discovered the richest gold deposit in the world, the Rand gold mines, which have been valued at 1,000.000,000 and which have v yielded five times that much to their lucky owners. Honeyball recently was found living in penury, shaggy, unkempt, aged, the wreck of a man who gained a world and lost it, (he living hero of a stranger and more fantastic tale than novelists ever told. But he has no regrets, but one explanation for the turn in his fortune: "It's all in the game." It was nearly fifty years ago that .Londoners were startled by the amazing news from Africa that a rich gold deposit, the richest yet, had been dis- On Track of Styte at the Races ifOUm ivio ci , kjwn«-*« v^,.--, — hampion driver, looms as a doubtful i tarter the winner of the last three : aces in this city to see the race quietly kely from the pits. Meyer drives a sixteen-cylinder car his year and he has been unable to iroperly tune up the heavy machine. yhile he is entered in this city it is OUbtful if he can start. Altoona is assured a select field of rivers among the fourteen allowed to tart and youngsters, who have been ecent big winners, will make the Tip- On race one of the best in the history if the bowl. i Speedway trials will start next lues- ay and continue for four days. All *'ork on the track will be concluded on Monday. • That there will be some added fea- ures for the race is evidenced in word eceived at the speedway today, a half lozen airplanes to fly in from Philadel- ihia on the morning of the race. The ilanes will carry spectators to the big lowl. • Announcement was made today of he appointment of Dr. Ernest J. loover of the Mercy hospital staff to he position of medical director at the peedway hospital, the new official to ake over the duties next week, the lospital to be opened during the speed- vay trials. Dr. Hoover has been an in this city I covered by four men in the bleak ra- Gate. Calif., i vines of the Transvaal . . associate since the opening towl. of the WUWl. » The Altoona ticket offices were open- Id today at Leopold & Bigley's store, felair Motor club offices at the Penn- luto, the speedway office in the Elder funding and at Rays' drug store, Tyrone. f Present indications are that the •tarters for Altoona will include William Speed Gardner, Chester Gardner, Russell Snowberger, Zeke Meyer, Bhorty Cantlon, Billy Arnold, Wilbur fehaw, Frew Winnai, Ernie Triplett, Simmy Gleason, Louis Schneider, Fred Lecklider. Babe Stapp, Lou Moore and Beacon Litz. •ONE WOMEN ORGANIZE AUXILIARY TO CAMP 85 * An auxiliary to the United Spanish- Vkmerican War Veterans was instituted In Tyrone on Wednesday evening in the Municipal building, under most Inspiring and enthusiastic circumstances. , L i A large group of wives and sisters i> fine veterans along with the members of the Tyrone camp, No. 85, and a fielegation from the George Dewey tamp. No. 86, of Altoona comprised be assembly for this initial meeting. j The election of officers to serve i'or the first term resulted as follows: President, Mrs. Alexander * Trimble; vice president, Mrs. James 13. Noll; junior vice president, Mrs. 1 1. Klssler Fleck; secretary, Mrs. G. 'W. Owens; chaplain, Mrs. J. M. Mc- Willlams; conductor. Mrs. Edward Sheets; guard, Mrs. Harry Kauffman. , Mrs. Alexander Trimble was elected l delegate to the national convention with 'Mrs. James Noll as her alter- xfiate. , • Mrs. G. W. Owens was elected a 1 lelegate to the Pennsylvania depart- nent convention, with Mrs. Harry •Cauffman. alternate. Mrs. Hoover. Mrs. Love and Mrs. Sarr, all of Altoona, were largely m- itrumental in bringing about the m- dtuatlon of this auxiliary. $ The charter for Tyrone camp, No. J5 will remain open for ninety days in'd during that time it is hoped that ' svery wife nad sister pf the men who Sought in 98 now known as the United Spanish-American War Veterans w 11 f - - • their duty to enlist and help I rlPS "1 LIU" i l cmo T ««-•••• Stories of untold wealth began to be heard and before many months men from all corners of the world began to sift in to the Transvaal and to join in the hunt for tha't precious yellow dust which Hood in his poetry described as: "Gold, gold, gold, Bright and yellow, hard and cold, Heavy to get and light to hold." And Honeyball was one of the heroes of the rush, rich and famous. And deservedly, for with his three companions Honeyball prospected in the wild ravines and baboon-infested planes, searching by day and searching by night under the yellow African moon which overhangs northern Transvaal. For months on end they braved everything human-beings can brave— lunger, fever, loneliness, wild beasts, the torrid heat of the days and the ntense, penetrating cold of the nights. All in the never-ending search for 'gold, gold, gold, gold." And then they made the great discovery In the Wit- watersrand district. Gold, conglomerate beds of it, were found. In a country which the prospectors could liave bought for a song. And in spite of the amount of precious metal the Rand mines have given up since they were discovered nearly half a century ago, the amount stll there, waiting to be dug out, is stil measured in billions by mining experts. But Honeyball is living in a remote section of the country, depending for his livelihood upon a pension of $3.10 a week. How he lost his untold wealth is no' known, and Honeyball will not tell. He prefers not to discuss the matter. Anc then men who were associated with him in the dim past either have forgotten him or have died since. One of them, Frederick Struben, now 80 years old, is living a retired life in Devonshire, England. When he was asked about Honeyball recently he said: "I cannot recall, except in a vague way, the name of the man. Forty-six years, is a long time. But to my recollection it is not correct to say he was one of the first four discoverers of the gold reef." Honeyball bears no ill-feeling for anyone and probably does not even care whether he is given credit for being among the flrst pioneers. Honeyball long had been thought dead. When he was found he recounted how with Struben and the other pioneers he beat the quartz in an old tin to extract gold—in the long, long ago, before modern mining machinery ever was heard of in Africa. MANY ATTEND OUTING AT BEDFORD SPRINGS \ Jfeel it fin the good work. IOIANT MONITOR RADIO JBQUIPMENT STARTS WORK * GRAND ISLAND, Neb., June 6.— A Jeiant policeman of the air, with del- Jicate ears that can detect any infringe- anent of radio laws, now is one duty Jhere to see that radio stations stay Iwlthin the channels and wave lengths {assigned them. 4 The "policeman," at great monitor 'Stations, was built at a cost of approxi- 'mately J150.000. When the statipn be- Jgins its full schedule of operation of S* houra a day, the working force will Siumber twenty-five or thirty men. r Hundreds of miles of wire strung ton tall pouts are the feeders of through !oh» of the most powerful, a swell as •complete and modern, receiving sets in lithe world. Every radio station in the ^country, as well as many in a number " A picnic was held at Lake Caledonia near the Bedford Springs, Sunday, June 1, In honor of Mr. and Mrs. John Mowry and their family. A sumptuous dinner was served and all enjoyed the day in a social way. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. John Mowry, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mowry, George and Earnest Mowry, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Mowry and children Mary Belle anc John and Edna Seifert of Bedford Springs; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Howsare and children John, Rose, Lewis anc Ruth, Mrs. Catharine Shaffer anc granddaughters Anna, May Belle ant Helen Shaffer and Hance Drenning of Bedford Valley, Pa.; Mrs. Emma C Mowry, William Coughey, Mr. anc Mrs Ray Stayer of Bedford; Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Shaffer of Johnstown Mr and Mrs. Plummer Beegle and son Richard of Windber; Mr. and Mrs Lawrence Shaffer, Calvin Mansfield Mrs. Alma Colvln and daughte: Blanche and Ruth Foreman of Schells burg- Mr. and Mrs. William Artz and daughter Betty, Mr. and Mrs. William McEvoy and children Jimmie and Jean and Virginia Manges of Pittsburgh. •GARAGEMAN" KNEW JOB BUT FAILS TO RETURN fin ™ unry, as foreign countries, can be "tuned in this monitor set. . By means of the equipment, the station will be able to measure the power «nd wave length of any station in the hat Williams had not only repaired United State" If any violations of the I the car but had taken it for a spin to VJ»» U - - . _j_i-,..~,J +V,n Kicr .„,.* Ui,, ., V^iUtir UlUveU. OVftVCa. il «.*.J ' -- rule* of the air are detected, the big •tick of the air will be ivielded on be- lalf of the federal radio commission. Grand Island was chosen as the site Of the monitor station because of its central location in the United States and the almost complete absence ot local interference. When the station LB in full operation, it is hoped that radio interference, that bane of radio listeners, will be substantially reduced. HARRISON, Ark., June 6. — When employes of the 101 garage receive distress calls from motorists they get into action cautiously. But in the meantime they are looking for Jack Williams, who has every bit of the appearance of a garage man. A customer, Earl Ragland, called the garage. His car needed re P au ; s Williams, loitering about, heard the Alice de Teystcr SNAPPY STYLES FORJHE RACES \ Smart Suits Appear In Two Fabrics Together With Top Coats—Bright Colors Noted In Many Blouses. By BETSY SCMUYLEK, NBA Service Writer. NEW YORK, June 6.—Picking the most popular type of costume for the aces is as hard as picking the wining horse. There are so many kinds f costumes competing these days. At the opening of the races at Belmon., tweeds in suits and topcoats ap- eared, some of them topped by rain- oats. Mrs. George Atwell, jr., wore a mart Directoire coat in diagonal weed and Mary Atwell, accompanying her, had a striped gray and white acket suit with an unusually flared skirt and a scarf that slipped through the lapels and hung its fringed ends down. Katherine Todd wore the white pique collar and cuffs of her blouse outside her tannish tweed suit and a smart fox fur to boot. There is an increasing appreciation of the chic of the suit that uses two fabrics, in French manner. I noticed that Doroth.- Davis looked very smart ndeed in a little outfit of black skirt, gray and black diagonal weave jacket and twin patterned silk in diagonal design for blouse. Down at Bradley Farm, Md., last week, at the National Capital Horse Show, Gertrude Lamont, daughter of Secretary of Cornmerce Thomas P. Lamont, wore a mighty smart little outfit of polka dotted black and white foulard skirt, black cape coat and white blouse. But you have to be smart to wear these new tricky outfits with the flair they deserve. The dark background print, with gay flowers in lighter tone, is the preferred one for frocks these days. Alice De Peyster wore a fitted navy blue crepe, with gay little primroses in several colors, made with a cowl collar of the printed silk. Her only decoration was a brooch_pf colored stones which she wore pinned in front. Her hat was blue, faced with beige. Margaret Trimble has a printed satin frock, in cream and pink against a dark green background which she wears with green suede pumps and a green shiny straw hat to make an effective picture against the lovely landscape of Belmont. Raw days have developed quite a scarf habit among race goers. Mrs. Duncan A. Holmes wears her colorfully printed scarfs tied in Ascot manner Mrs. Henry T. Fleitmann wears a plaid taffeta tied in a big bow under one ear. Mrs. Jordon L. Mott, 3rd, Mrs. Sherburn M. Becker, jr., Mrs. Harry Curtis and a score of other fashionables still prefer the handsome conversation. nvers. He dressed himself as a garageman should be dressed, and took the matter of repairs into his own hands. When the employe arrived from the garage to repair Ragland'a car, they found that Williams had not only repaired test his ability. He has not yet returned. FLYING WOOER GOT HIS MONEY IN WRONG MANNER RIO DE JANEIRO, June 6.—Wooing may come to be the fash- as its precursor, if Hum- by airpl ion, w i 11 * j. v i w 0.-J * nj ]'••-•-— > - berto de Carvalho has any followers. Humberto knew that Laura, the aim umerto uiew , MISSIONAALLIANOE «*^^Z WJLL CONDUCT SCHOOL!— »««* tT't^e=7n n,,i~,, ..,^1 ^Vx.rtK' hf-cwn Hwoooing over A vacation Bible school will be conducted by the Christian and Missionary AJllance church at Eleventh street and Sixteenth avenue. Arrangements tor the school were completed e a*,,. 6 ,~... flying and shortly began swooping over his Dulcinea's (sweetheart's) house m an airplane, dropping flowers and verses. This was the daily neighborhood attraction until someone investigated and found that the money to pay * • -a day school cabinet. Toe »chool will start on this coming nuut; •«• »• j- ,«,:,.,..„.„,.,,,., t. Vie is behind bars. McGarvey of jttte of the Biule training school Jt Nyatk, JN- V., will be the superintendent in charg.- of the school. The school be he is behind bars. GIVES CLASS JIISTOKV. Joseph D. Findley, jr., son of J.tlQlllUIia.»JJGi3 0111* j*» ~- — fox scarf to any colored silk or woolen one. Mrs. George Harris wears an enormous, stunning double silver fox. There is an increasing vogue for wearing bright, penetrating blouse colors, with either beige or gray suits, which leads us to suspect that gaudy red, white and blue blouse will be ultra-chic with a white suit, by mid- June. I saw Edna Ferber going home to her new apartment in the Barbizon- Plaza wearing a neat little tailleur in gray and black checks, with a very bright and appealing chartreuse crepe blouse and the same tone lined her black hat. Mrs. Brookneld Van Rensselaer wore a rose, beige and red chiffon blouse with a shepherd's plaid suit. Lingerie touches must have individuality these days, or out they go! I met Mrs. Paul Horton Smith on Park avenue the other day in an unusual little jacket suit that buttoned a polka dotted waistcoat over a delit-ate little polka dotted blouse and faced the coat's edges with the waistcoat's material. She wore white gloves and a pearl pin in her black hat. Virginia Thaw wears a black short sleeved frock that has a white organdie vestee with wide revers and a white pointed tab hat shows out from under the high waisted belt. Hazel Nichols wears a white organdie collar on a polka dotted frock that crosses its ends like a nurse's collar and buttons down onto the belt in front. Pastel colors corne into view every time the sun stays out a few days. Mrs. Robert Powell, who wears pastels with great distinction, has a yellow ba .et weave suit made with flared jacket, circular flounced skirt and lapels to the jacket but no collar. She tops it with a summary litUe chapeau in the same tone that has a ribbon trim. Any wit!) fcesoloni. Horn \> o'clock until 11 30 o'clock in the mornings. AH ohil- lii the vicinity of the ciiurch be- the aya of 4 and Jti yeara are 10 atU-nd. n-gaidlebs of wheUiei tilttiid the Christian and Mibsion- ,,, Alliance chuitl. or Sunday bcliool. A Corp* of competent, trained li-acni-rs vttt IIB ju chaise "1 all tin; cla»sea. conducted each '< and Mrs. Joseph D. Findley of 24 Dr. Second avenue, this morning was yiaduated with honors from Lafayette college, Eastori, Pa. His parents i,nd .sitter were in ercites. 1NVENTOHS' SCHOOL. LONDON, June 6. -To encourage inventors who have ideas they wish fa j-ns parent &.iu , to develop, but are unable to do so attendance at the ex- | because of the lack of financial back- 1 • ig, the Institute of Patentees here At the class day exercises j i yesterday Mr. Findley gave trie class j | , history. The young man is interested | l in as'iution and will later take a Jly- ! ( | jutf , as opened up a series of instructions i the art of inventing and patenting iventions. The courses will include itt-nsivo scieutilii; instruction. __ Above- Mrs. BrooUf.ol.1 Van Rrn SS H:,rr (left) nml Mm. .Robert Powell. Below: MarRnret. Trimble (left) nnd Mrs. Duncan A. Holmes. • . .. i Marine Gets Curtis Trophy Ho was the only marine In the race. hut Capt. A. H. Png;o hud the situation well In Imnd and 23 flyinff gobs couldn t beat him wh T n ™ piloted his swift combat seaplane to Victory In the Curtis ™n rl "« trophy speed event over WaHhlngton. He Is pic Mired above at left, as he received t.he coveted trophy from Glenn Curtis Its donor. . rage averaged 164.08 miles nn hour fnr a hundred miles over the niond-shaiiccl air coui'se. Rides Niagara Rapids Battered but triumphant, Wlllluin "Unl" Hill Is shown here us ho completed a tempestuous nve-hour trip through the lower Niagara rapids and whirlpool, below the fulls. Hill is shown In the steel barrel '" which he made the trip; a sliding trap made tho barrel water-tight while he was shooting the perilous rapids. Vacation Money! Dust off your White Elephants . . . those in the way pieces of extra furniture you have in your attic, basement, garage, etc. ... and sell them for EXTRA CASH through the Altoona Mirror Want Ads as hundreds of others are doing daily. It means extra vacation money to you. Altoona Mirror » v > TO ATTEND OUTING "#.*? Dorothy Davis FITTINGLY OBSERVE 50TH ANNIVERSARY Mr. and Mrs. Flem Stevens, who are numbered among the oldest residents of Frugality, Cambria county, fittingly celebrated their golden wedding anniversary yesterday, when an enjoyable lawn party was held at the residence. The couple was married on June 3, 1880, in Dixon Lee county, 111., by Rev. Lineberger, and made their home in Dixon for a number of years, moving to Frugality about thirty years There are now five children, Bert, Giles and Jessie, at home, and Harvey, residing in Altoona, and Beulah, in Huntingdon; also two grandchildren, Giles Stevens and Lila Mae Ritchey. Mr and Mrs. Stevens were the recipients of many beautiful gifts, including a purse of gold containing $50. Attending the lawn party were the fol- °Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Rubrlght and granddaughter, Susan Alice Rubright, of Sterling, 111.; Mrs. Elizabeth Troxell of Coalport, Giles Stevens of Flinton, Pa., Mrs. Hanna Dillon and family of Coalport, Mrs. Olive Leonard and fam- llv of Altoona, Mrs. Eleanor Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Mullhollen, Mrs. Mary Lower, Miss Agnes Bollinger, Mrs. Eva Steininger and Mrs. Losh, all of Altoona. Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Binnix, Miss Ann Butler, Rev. George A, Donovan, Miss Margaret Donovan, Arthur Barnett, Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Westover and fam- ly Miss Virginia Mannion and Miss Anna Zupon, all of Frugality; Dr. W. O Keffer of Johnstown, Mr. and Mrs. James Berringer and family of Dysart The June meeting of the Honor Roll association was held Thursday Afternoon in the parlors of the Tyrone Y. M. C. A. beginning" promptly at 2 o'clock. Fifty of the retired veterans assembled for the, season of social fellowship and to discuss their various business topics, mostly connected with the social activities of 'the organization. These men are really enjoying their vacation time of life and enter Into the various events arranged with genuine enthusiasm and the heartiest cooperation. _ This meeting was presided over by President Stewart C. Cowan and the outstanding entertainment features, planned by the social committee, were two very beautiful contralto solos by Mrs. Wilbur White, with Miss Pearl Cowher as her accompanist. These special musical numbers were very appreciatively received by every veteran present and Mrs. White will a - wavs be assured a very cordial welcome at any time she consents to favor the club In a like manner. Another very Interesting part of this meeting was the announcement of an Invitation to the organization from the Veterans' association of the New York Central railroad to attend Us annual outing at the Clearfleld driving park on Saturday, June 28. The membera planning to accept this very kind Invitation are requested to notify Secretary T S. McFeaters and to state their mode of transportation, whether by train or automobile. It Is necessary that this information be secured early, so that the final arrangements can be made and the hosts of the day notified. It is very much desired that as many of the local retired men as possible arrange to participate in this outing, which promises to be one of the outstanding trips of the summer season. Group singing and several short aa- dresses comprised the remainder of the program arranged for this June meeting There were guests present from Altoona, Juniata, Harrisburg and other places along the former Tyrone division. SmESJFlODAY -f By AltBBN tAMONT, Start Correspondent. (copyright, 1630, by Altoona Mirror.) NEW YORK, June 6.—Paris la just running wllfl in an effort to flnd new materials for hats. The latest is a close-fitting, hood-shaped affair, much like the hood that artistsi paint on Puritan maidens. This hat is of navv felt, and its turned-back flap SveTthe ears is of-can you Imagine! -white pique. Of course, the white pique gets crushed, or soiled a; otice. and by the time you rip it off, laund« It, and remember to sew it on again, the rest of the hat Is worn out. Ah. that Paris; that Paris! London tlzards. The lizards of London, at least th« kind that are made into shoes and hand-bags, have become chameleons. They vary their tint to suit the coa. tume; dark green bag and oxfords for a pale green ensemble, and so on. Lizard In natural colors Is still, however, in the ascendancy. One of Those Things. Bathing costumes are nothing If not complicated. The backs are cut out at least as much as ever, In order to ensure a healthful tan. ' But to protect you from the tan, you wear an umbrella hat. This—in a brilliant color, needless to say—has a brim so wide as to cast a shadow like a paviN Ion and keep every glint of sun oK everything except possibly the knee. FRUIT GROWERS FILE PROTEST ON TAXATION BUCHAREST, June 6. — Armed guards were required to bar the doors of parliament against an Invading throng of Rumanian 'fruit growers, who marched to Bucharest from outlying districts Wednesday night t« protest against proposed increased taxation of alcoholic drinks. The taxation measure was finally passed over their protests but in th« heated debate two challenges to duel« were hurled between the deputies. (Copyright, 1930, by New York 8un.)_ LINEN COOL, COMFORTABLE PUMPS FOR SUMMER WEAR The style and individuality in every line of this pump we are showing here in a host of color combinations provide ample opportunity lo match your Summer apparel. Priced at 1115- -12th St. .-THE MOST SERVICE-AND THE BEST-AT THE LEAST COST TOJH^ PUBLIC" "At the Least Cost" IN the telephone industry "the least cost" means: Telephone rates low enough to make telephone service available to the largest number of people. High enough so that workers and owners may be fairly qom' pensated, and "to assure the continued financial integrity of the business." Low enough so that the telephone service may continue to grow and thereby increase in value and usefulness to the user. High enough 80 that today's service may be better than yester' day's, and tomorrow's service may be better than today's. "The most service flnd the best at the least cost" is a fundamental in Bell System Policy. This policy is evidenced by the maintenance of local service rates at a level which has permitted the most rapid growth in the history of the industry—in the face of increasing complexities which are inherent in a growing intercommunication service. This policy is further evidenced by the very material reduc' tions in out of town rates during the last four years. THE BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY OF PENNSYLVANIA V

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