Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on November 12, 1929 · Page 27
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Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 27

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, November 12, 1929
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I'l THE- ALYOONA MIRROR—TUESDAY, NOVEM3ER 12, 1929 VACUUM MILKER IS NEWEST INVENTION New Method Originated by . Government Expert Keeps Milk Free of Contamination by Hand or Dirt. (By NEA Service.) WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 12.— R. R. Graves of the. United States department of agriculture has originated a new system of milking cows which cuts the cost and labor of milk production and takes the product all the way from cow to consumer without exposing it to air or other contaminating agency. The new system is in successful operation at the experiment farm of the bureau of dairy industry at Belts- vlllo, Md., and Graves contemplates installing It at severa,! other federal dairy experiment farms of which' he has charge throughout the country. The milk ia drawn from the cow by an ordinary .vacuum mechanical milker. Instead of being collected In the usual portable bucket beside the cow, however, the milk is drawn into a. glass container located above the cow and suspended from a weighing mechanism. When all the milk from one cow has been drawn into this transparent receptacle, the operator records the weight registered on the scale, takes a saniple for testing If desired, and opens a valve which permits the milk to flow by vacuum through a sanitary pipe line into a large vacuum tanK in the dairy house. The new system has ipany advantages, says Graves. No'milk is spilled in the barn to attract; no dust can get Into the system, and the milk reaches the dairy house without having come In contact with air, human hands or any other means of contamination. , There it may be bottled under vacuum in . much the same manner as fruits and vegetables are now canned. It is exposed to air for the first time when the consumer opens the bottle on his table. 1 Tests of the bacterial content of the milk produced under this system have shown it to be remarkably free from bacteria, the average being a"bout 3780 per cubic centimeter. The significance of this low count is realized idnly when It is remembered that the .best grades of certified milk are permitted to contain as many as 20,000 bacteria per cubic centimeter. Under the new system at Beltsville the milking Is done in a special barn, all feeding being done elsewhere. Consequently the atmosphere is unusually free from dust and other foreign matter. Labor Is reduced to a. minimum because there are no buckets or other milking utensils to handle, and the whole system ia easily and quickly sterilized by running cold water back through the pipe line from the vacuum tank in the dairy house. This is followed by .hot water, then steam. Another la.bor-s>avlng feature is the arrangement of stalls in the milking barn. The cows from the feeding barn enter the stalls from the rear, stop long enough to be milked, and when finished pass forward and out .of the stall to return to their places in the feed barn. No time la \va,sted !n tying them. A movable gate in front of each stall detains the cow until the operator pulls a string to raise It so she can step forward and "out. Another cow immediately steps into the vacated •tall for milking. ' • Three units are used In the Belts- vllle system, and one-';man* does all the milking. He has milked as many as 29 cows three times a day and 25 cows twice a day in a total period' of B% hours. New System of Milking I'liotn shows cows being milked by the vacuum H.v.sfmn at the government farm at UcltfiviJIe, Aid. It. 11. Graves of the 11. .S. Department, of Agriculture, originator of the system, Is shown In inset. HOOVER ON WATERWAYS. (Oral Falls Tribune.) The railroads and associated Interests in the east, which are so vigorously opposing the development of the St. Lawrence seaway and certain inland waterways, will find little solace in President Hoover's speech at Louisville, Ky., upon the occasion Of celebrating the completion of the nine-foot channel of the Ohio river from Pittsburgh to Cairo. In this address the president reiterated his conviction that it Is the federal government's duty to assist in the "modernizing of every part of our waterways which will show economic justification in aid of our farmers and industries." . i He emphasized tliat the waterways so far developed "are not competitive but complementary to our great and efficient.railways." Then he called attention to the fact that it is the history of transportation that "an Increase of facilities and a cheapening of transportation Increase the volume of traffic." The most' persistent opponent of the development of waterways is 13. E. Loomis, president of the Luhlgh Valley railway. He is endeavoring to make the public believe that waterways will divert traffic that rightfully belongs to railroads, with the result that the roads will be forced ultimately to charge higher rates or sustain losses that will put them out of business. Such a view, of course, is unduly pessimistic. It does not square with .modern economics. Volume of traffic is no longer a fixed quantity to be fought for. Rather, it is continually GET A CONTEST BLANK! SSOO In Casf^Prlxes / East Side Coal & Supply Co. COAL—all kinds Ready Mixed Concrete — Concrete and Cinder Blocks. 812 Eighth Street * ' ' • Christmas Treasure Hunt Contest Weidner & Hake Lead in Twelfth Avenue DOLLAR DAY VALUES!!! Special DOLLAR DAY VALUES in Our Drapery Dept. Odd Lamp Shades, Baskets, Table Lamps, Specially Marked for $1 Day Cushions Real Bargains at $1, $2, $3 each Cretonnes and Denim 25c and 50c yd. Gonulno Value! Bedspreads, Single Beds $3.00-$4.00-$6.00 Big Value! Curtain Material By the Yard Greatly Reduced Prices Special 25c to 50c Yard Odd Pairs of Curtains $1.00 pr. Others Marked Special $1 to $5 each Damask Drapery For Window Drapes Special Value! , $1 to $2 per yd. 1 lot of high grade Fibre' Rugff, 4x7 It. Regular $0.00 and $10.00 quality. Each \,, 1 lot of 6x0 and 6x12 high grade Fibre Itugg. $15.00 and $20.00 quality. Each i 3 Bolls of All Wool Velvet 27-Inch Carpet. $2 quality. Yard .. 1 lot of 16x27 iar.h Axmln- ster Bugs. $1.00 O*-i fkfk values, -t, for.... «P4-»W 1 lot of sample pieces of high grade Carpet, 18x27 luulies. $1.00 Dollar Day Special! We have selected SO room sized rugs which we have decided to oHer for Dollar Day only at % half off regular prices. This is leas than cost. Sizes 4%x6V4 to 9x12. Price AlVfF IfAIF Vllllj n/lJjr rugs at dreds of small throw rugs to select from. Sizes 20x30 to 36x72 inches. A very unusual -offering of Wil- tons, Axminsters, Velvet, Bathroom. ft\TF II /I IF Chenille, Wool'O, at ................ UJ\E,- HAif Congoleum, 2 yds. wide, running yd. ..:..' ,... $1,00 Remnants of Inlaid Linoleum—bring your sizes, sq. yd. $1,00 Rubber Stair Treads, with nosing, 60c quality. .. .4 for $1.00 Rubber Treads, black, 9x18 inches. ,. .10 for $1.00 Rubber Stair Treads with nosing. Maroon, black, marble. 10 year guarantee. 3 for $1.00 Matting—Rubber, Fibre, Grass, Cocoa, 27 in. to 2 yds. wide $1.00 per yd. Mats—Cocoa, Rubber and Steel Mats, Landing Mats '..,.,,.. ,.$1.00. each Marble Rubber Drain Board Mats.......... .$1.00 each Weidner & Hake 1422 Twelfth Ave, Dial 4112 and increases in proportion o our increased production, which, in irn, Is dependent, to a degree, on leap transportation. Gon. .W. W. Attcrbury of the Pentv ylvania railroad recently said: "Look- back over the past 35 years of allroad history, no fact stands out lore sharply than the nlmost llinlt- :ss ability of the American public to ijsorb a constantly increasing volume f transportation service. Instead of educing railroad usefulness, automo- lles and better highways have en- arged it. The bettering of trnnspor- atlon facilities of every sort has icant a constant growth of prosperity, !th more travel and greater business, nd in that prosperity with Jts greater mount of travel and business, the atlroads have played their part and ecured their share." President Hoover's attitude on the waterways question la based on the ime broad national outlook oxpress- d by General Atterbury. HINOUAM'S IMPBOPBIRTV. (Pittsburgh Post-Clnzctte.) The official review by the senate ub-commlttee that Is inestlgatlng obbyists of the act of Senator Blng- am of Connecticut In Introducing Ino meetings of the finance committee, "ealing with the tariff, an expert of . manufacturers' association of his tate as hiaXsecretary makes plain hat It recognizes the grave impro- rle'ty of the proceeding, although It dds no censure Of the gentleman re- ponsible. The effect was that Con- iccticut manufacturers had a man vlth the reputation of being a hlgh- y paid lobbyist right In meetings of congressional tariff-making commlt- ee. While ho was known nominally s the secretary of Senator Blngham, he investigators found that In the equest for the loan of him the call vas for "an expert adviser on tariff Toblems, particularly those In which Connecticut is interested." The sena- or was quoted as saying that he hlm- elf was unfamiliar with the prob- ems presented by legislation of that haracter. It would be idla to attempt to de- end such a procedure, a glaring im- iroprlety. If it were permissible for me state, then every other could be depended upon to have an expert lob- jyist on Its favorite schedules "sit- ing In" with the tariff-makers In heir executive sessions. While the senate finance committee excluded the manufacturers' expert on discovering his Identity and receiving complaints it of course, la entitled to no particular credit for this; it had no other course from the standpoint of fair- dealing. Whether or not the senate takes formal action In the matter, Senator Blngham should bo fully advised by the criticism he has rnised throughout the country of the seriousness of his error of judgment. UTILITY PLANTS SHOW PRODUCTION INCREASE WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 12.— The power output of Pennsylvania public utility plans during September was 12 per'cent higher than during the same month last year, the department of the Interior announced hero today. The Pennsylvania total during September. 1929, amounted to 719,39!) kilowatt hours, most of which waa produced by fuels. The September out- put was somewhat below the total of 729.03(5 kilowatt hours for August, but was above the mark of 686.S72 kilowatt hours in July. ' The state's utilities consumed Ml,929 short tons of coal as against 847,458 tons the previous month, and 802,092 tons during July, the figures showed. Fuel oil consumption showed the same trend, the figures being 971 barrels In September, 971 in August and 882 In July. t Of the 719,395 kilowatt hours produced in September, 095,101 wer6 produced by fuel and 24.234 by waterpower. Tho country as a whole produced 7,998,000,000 kilowatt hours In September, as against. 8,284,000,000 In August, and, 7,270,000,000 In September, 1928. WILT, BE ON HIM. PAWTUCKET, R. I., Nov. 12.— "This is on me," reads the Inscription on a tombstone which has been placed on the cemetery lot where Dr. William P. 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DOUGHERTY HDW, STOi . llth Avc. llth St. 7th Ave. 1th Mil| Adults, Too, Prefer "No Dosing" For Coldi ,—__ • ^ Millions Adopt External Remedy Made ,' Famous as Treatment for Children's Colds A generation ago, when Vicks Vapo Rub was originated the idea of treating colds without "dosing" waa almost unheard of. It was the custom then to give large doses of Internal medicines for colds and almost every human ailment. Today, the whole trend of medical practice Is away from needless "dosing." Equally Guild for Adults Mothers of young children especially have been quick to appreciate this modern external way of treating colds, because there's nothing to swallow and, of course, nothing to upset the little ones' stomachs. Year after year more and more adults, too, have found Vicks equally good for their own colds. Acts 2 Ways at Once Just rubbed on, Vicks acts through the skin like a poultice or plaster, "drawing out" tightness and sore- 1 ness. At the same time, the heat 'ot the body releases medicated vapors which are breathd In direct. to th« inflamed air-passages, loosening the phlegm and easing the difficult breathing. v Now "20" Million 1 The ever-increasing demand for this better method of treating colds is shown in the figures of the famil* iar Vick slogan. First announced" when Vicks reached "17 Million J«fdi Used yearly" — later raised to "21 Million" — These figures, too, have been outgrown, as there are now 1 "Over 26 Million Jars .Used Yearly."^ WICKS V VAPORUB THE ERIES PACKARD EIGHTS the finest cars the world affords 1 . m I N DEVELOPING the new series Standard, Custom and De Luxe Eights, Packard had one definite object—to make the cars in each line the most luxurious in the world at their prices. Now that the new Packard Eights are on display the public agrees, that nothing which could add to the comfort, convenience and enjoyment of owners has been overlooked. It is literally true that Packard designers and engineers can think of no way in which the new series cars could be made either better or more beautiful. And record-breaking sales "reflect unusual public appreciation. Design and colors are more distinguished — appointments, fittings and upholstery more luxurious than ever before. Performance — always an outstanding Packard luxury—has been enhanced by many mechanical improvements and refinements. Advanced Engineering Features The famous Packard straight-eight motor has been provided with new carburetion which effects greater flexibility with surprising quietness. The new, Packard-designed-and-built four-speed transmission permits easier, quieter gear shifting—increases riding comfort by maintaining a better relationship between motor speed and car momentum, and by eliminating power jerks. Springs of new specifications combine with the advanced Packard Shock Absorbing System—with its mechanism to eliminate front wheel shimmy and steering wheel whip — to achieve new driving and riding ease. The "instant" chassis lubricating system now oils 43 points at the pull of a plunger. Other refinements include improved- vision body pillars, adjustable sun visors, newly perfected shatter-proof glass, adjustable steering gear and driver's seat, dashboard Idckers and many incidental conveniences. Supreme in Vine Car Field Packard cars today, built in three complete lines and at three dis- tinct ranges of price, cover the fine car field—and dominate it! There is a Packard Eight available at the lowest price for which a truly fine car can be sold. And there are y Packard Eights on up to the most luxurious custom creations attainable anywhere in the world. Prices at the factory range from $2373 to $2775 for the Standard Eight; from $3190 to $3885 for the Custom Eight; and from $4585 to $5350 for the De Luxe Eight. Individual custom cars are also available to order up to $10,000. We cordially invite you to come ia and see the new series Packard cars. We will gladly place the model of your choice in your hands for any sort of a demonstration drive you may desire. We are confident that you.will find the luxury of Packard transportation greater than you ever thought possible—and that you will be pleasantly surprised when we point out in actual figures how you can enjoy it at no greater expense than your present motoring involves. BLAIR MOTOR CAR CO, B. P. WILKINSON, Mgr. 1917 Margaret Ave., Altoona Phone 7082 K H M N WHO OWN

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