Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on June 6, 1930 · Page 21
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Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 21

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Friday, June 6, 1930
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^ . SOOTH AMERICAN TOURESCRIBED \ Following In another Installment of an Interesting sketch regarding a South American tour recently completed by several local resilient*. By DR. K. E. NEFF. Valpo to Can'.lago—Capital lies 116 miles Inland and Is reached in three hours. We leave Valpo at 8 a. try. and. find rather a new type of South America which is quite frequently corrtpared to southern California's valleys, mountains artd plains, with Its patches of sage bi ih, clumps of cactus which dot the general desert, even the eucalyptus storm brake. Now and again oxen and cart are seen wending their way along the dusty road, and also are , seen luxuriant canyon openings among the rolling foothills. At the station are women who have fruit and flowers tor sale, and you sometimes see the captlu, Chile's bell shaped national flower. Their fruits are mostly familiar products of the temperate zone, peaches, apples and such, and as the train 'draws closer to Santiago it ascends to 1,700 feet altitude. The way Is lined with cornfields, vineyards and alfalfa fields; sheep, cattle, horses, burrows are lazily grazing along the way. The suburbs especially where the train enters the city Is anything but beautiful with Its tumble down adobe shacks and dusty roadways but, as the train reaches the station quite a different opinion Is immediately formed. Its population Is 600,000, this city lying in a green valley of the river Mapocho, which runs along the edge of the town and is surrounded with the coast range and the Andes, with its gloriously white peaks. The city, like any other large city, may have Its squalid sections,, but for all that it is quite the leading city on the west coast und the fourth largest on the continent, and while it lacks much of the ancient charm of Lima, it has more beauty both in natural situation and artificial make up. Anglo-Saxon influence which has Invaded and conquered Valparaiso, is far less pronounced In Santiago. If one happens (o be present at a flre alarm, you may see the elite rush home from his of- flce, don a brilliant scarlet uniform— flre lighting in Chile being an honored privilege reserved for distinguished citizens only, putting out the blaze and arresting the owner of the house until he proves he didn't start the flre himself. In the evening at the Plaza do Armas almost any night the old Spanish pasco may be seen at its best when youth and beauty still promenade as was the ancient custom, the senors in one direction and the senoritas in another, using their eyes as only the .tatlns can. The same things can be seen at Valpo, yet they seem to be more marked here in this capital, and it is still the center of Spanish culture, a city less commercial or materialistic, known sometimes as the "Athens" of Chile. It contains many flne parks, monuments and public buildings that would Interest the most fastidious, and somo travelers who are familiar with South America from end to end favor it above all other cities as a place of permanent residence. The plazas are many and varied, with many flowers and grass lawns, immense palms, much shrubbery, the promenade where the best people are to be seen. The Chilean girls are the prettiest imaginable. The many of- flcers of the army and navy add a great deal of color with their uniforms, and the flirtations are fast and furious as they march around and around. There are Moorish portalcs and arcades with shops and flower stalls beneath, many flne buildings six to eight stories, as postofflce, governor's palace and cathedral, noted for its flne organ, which was originally intended for Aus- i.-illa, but Chile salvaged it from .a jieamer that was shipwrecked in the straits. The capital has an entrance of marble steps and wide stairways which lead to the various offices set aside for the president and other of- flcials. The assembly halls of the senadores and deputades are moat elegant. A special feature is the large hall pio- vided for the Joint sessions of the houaes where they assemble to hear the chief executive's occasional message. Business houses are scattered throughout the whole district, and while they are not skyscrapers, being six or eight stories, they are by long odds moreo rnamcntal. El Macurio, Chile's leading newspaper, has a handsome building, owned by Mr. Augustin Eduardo, bunker, diplomat and one time chairman of the League of Nations. There are several markets with a profusion of fruits and flowers and native curios from the Araucanian Indian reservations In southern Chile. Churches are abundant. While less Impressive than Lima, nevertheless have their distinctive features. The military academy Is a flne Institution with a massive building. It Is responsible for Chile's present strength. The army was formerly trained by Germans anil the navy by the British, but now they hava little need for outside Instruu tion. Its peace strength la 20,000, bu. every able bodied citizen receives 11 year's training in his youth and it i; estimated that within a few weeks' time the country could raise 100,000, for whom the academy provides able officers and equipment. Markets—The principal one takes in an entire block and there is almost every known fruit and vegetable and many unknown, mushroqms a foot across, snajls by the bushel, meats of every description and the flnest llsh, pottery the work of the Araucanian Indian, baskets at numerous wares, green corn with the typical corn borer mi the end, flnest tomatoes, apples, f aches and apricots with a peach flavor, game of many kinds, then the profusion of flowers, many of temperate zone variety. Parks—The Cerra Santa Lucia is a jugged, rocky hill that rises abruptly 11 hove Santiago's generally level plain, the most historic spot in Santiago, und the unique of all its parks. Originally known us Huelen, an Indian name that meant disaster, it was selected as the beat defensible port here 11 ml the first fortress was erected on its .summit in 1541. It has been subject constantly to Araueanian attack. The Indians destroyed the settlement and drove the garrison to refuge. Years Inter Santiago precluded the days ot wii'h attacks. It has long since been opened to the public as a pleasure ground embellished with walks and .slatuary and blossoming gardens, and H the greatest show place in San- iago. From the entrance several \ inding stirways and driveways circle Is cliffs toward the summit. A sub- crranean observatory is located here i) record earthquakes. A historical miseum, old Spanish canon still com- mujid the town below, a slab commemorates the former "heathen" cemetery, and crowning the knoll where Hie original fortress rtrat stood is d| slatue to Pedro du valdivia, its pre- j server. i The view is quite the main attrac- ; tion. From the summit the whole city j spreads out in a panorama. One may gaze down upon its root's and spires across the Mapouhe to the still DR. I. EISENBERG Optometrist and Uptlciuu Eyes Examined; Glasses Fitted 220 CENTRAL TRUST BLDG. A1TOONA WORKS NEWt REMAIN NEAR- BEING ONIABU& TO RISE INTO, THE A\fS. A/'/' f / <>/S> FROM LAND, A(3Ninet> TIP OF A CACTUS SPINE, SHOWING 7H6. RET/50RSE 6ARBS WHICH MAKE THE SPINE DIFFICULT TO FROM. THE B.E.SH. O1930BYNEA SERVX loftier Cerro of San Chrlstobal, where the Image of the Virgin blesses the capital; and in the clearer days of the winter season one can see far out over the Californlan vineyards of the Central valley to the snow capped peaks of the cordlvillas of the Andes. Palacio de Belles Artes In itself Is one of the flnest architectural works irt Santiago. One section houses the school of .arts, the other Is devoted to exhibits of native anti foreign painters , or sculptors as well as to a military museum. Cerro San Chrlstobal Is a park 900 feet above the city, a spiral driveway ascends the summit, the view most wonderful. The Parque Couslna Is Santiago's popular play ground, covering 160 acres, with lawns and driveways and open meadows, It offer's many attractions that range from cheap carnival shows to expensive restaurants. The elite frequent it late in the afternoon, the general mob makes it a picnic ground on Sunday morning, tennis matches, bicycle races and other contests are held. One large area is set aside for military manoeuvers. The park was presented to the city, by Senorlta Cousino, the wealthiest- lady In southern Chile, who also married the wealthiest man. There are numerous other spacious parks and streets that look almost like parks, one 300 feet wide. All the ground is laid out in walks and vegetation except the two driveways on either side. The principal streets are, Alarneda and De La De Llclas. The latter cuts through the heart of the city. Many statues adorn it. It extends for over three miles and Is one of South America's most notable thoroughfares. The stre'et 1s frequently spoken of as Chile's "Hall of Fame," while among the flne buildings bordering on it are the Union club, consisting of 200 selected members, representing the lead- Ing men of the present day of Chilei The club house is most luxurious. The University and the (Bibliotical) National library, trie United States embassy, said to be one of the flnest of any nation are here; also monuments, the most elegant one was presented by Germany, also one by France, and one by Italy. The Qulnta Normal is here and In addition to lawns and driveways will be found the Botanical Gar- dens, the new Institute of Agriculture, school of arts and trades and Museum of Natural History. It Is simply impossible to give in. detail the wonders of this southern province'; just a simple touch at the high spots is all. The religion Is principally of the Catholic faith. I wish to say that they have been advocating prohibition for a short time in the past. . (To lie Continued) HELEN AGNES MYEHS DIES, MOUNT UNION, June 6.—Helen Agnes Myers, daughter of Homer S. and Annie O. Secrest Myers, died June 4, at her home in Rockhill Furnace, after a ten days' illness of pneumonia. The child was born July 23, 1928. The following brothers and sisters survive with the parents: Monroe, John, Cathryn, Ermyn, Adabelle, Homer, jr., and Mary. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the home at 1.30 when Rev. Hanawalt officiated. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Orblsonla. MRS. C. AV. BANKS DIES. HUNTINGDON, June 6.—Mrs. C. W. Banks, aged 72, wife of Dr. C. W. Banks of Derry, died yesterday morn, ing at 10 o'clock in the J. C. Blair j Memorial hospital In Huntingdon. Dr | and Mrs. Banks resided in Huntlng- ' don for nine years, from 1892 to 1903 when Dr. Banks was the relief physician for the Pennsylvania Railroad company. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, William R. Ba,nks of Huntingdon, also by one brother and a grandson, William R. Banks, jr. The body was sent this alternoon to Derry where services will be held tomorrow afternoon with burial at Blairsvllle. 9 Hourn U to 5.30 Sut. it to Ul {{MFINATKN EASY CREDIT Tlio engagement ring is of superb Modcrne ilehlga! Fashioned of 18-kt. white golil and set wilh it liluc-u liite diamond of great brilliancy ! Dignified Credit Terms The wedding Imml Is ilulnlily earvcd of IH-kt. white gold uucl set with (In re, *,|>urkliug gems! US'AVE ALtOONA MACHINE SttOF. J. M. Randall, frame shop, machinist and his family, have returned home after a very pleasant visit with reltives in jersey Shore. Mr. Howard Geirman, miscellaneous shop machinist, wife' and daughter Grace, recently visited with friends in Buffalo. Machinist Dewey Healy, miscellaneous shop, spent several days recently in Pittsburgh, watching his old friend, Pat Malone perform on the mound for the Chlcubs, against the Pirates. Machinist Ray Cole, erecting shop No. 2 spent Saturday along Canoe creek, fishing for trout. He was accompanied by Jesse Smith, clerk In the general shop Inspector's office. The catch was seven and eight, respectively. Pipe fitter Frank Kiesewetter, erecting shop No. 3, Is spending his spare evenings putting his Lind's crossing cottage in shape for a house-warming for his friends. Among the legion who will attend the Veteran's association outing at Man Qeotgt Schuefce* 4n« Mike Pbet, erecting nhop tfo. 3* Floods and pestilence couldn't keep thefri from attending. Boilermaker H. S. Mowell, erecting shop No. 3, Is spending some time in Brownsville, Te*., visiting friends and relatives. Gang Foreman W. F\ Roelle, captain of erecting shop No. 3 trapshooters, Is anxious to hear from other teams In this unit for a shoot, at anytime. Bill has had his team out several ftmes for practice and reports all sharpshooters in flne shape. Boilermaker Helper 1. H. Sollenberger, boiler shop, has returned to duty after a brief illness. Boilermaker Helper W. J. Wirlck, boiler shop, has eesumed duty after an Illness of one month. S. W. Gonter, bollermaker, boiler shop, has also resumed duty after an Illness of several days. Mart Luclaflo, electric shop crane operator, has returned to duty after an absence of several days due to illness. $15 and up Painless Extracting Alr-nas or Nnvoraln VV« specialize in painless extracting. No matter how nervous or difficult the case may be. X-ray service. DR. STETLER, 4th floor (Inldichmld Htllldlng. llth Ave. ft 12th St. <*«*«»», shop labofef, grttced th* Ott>p with & fine pair ot tan o*foWs, Just newly acquired. Uptift questioning as to why he had purchased oxfords Instead of shoes, Frank replied that It took too long to lac* shoes In the morning when time in scarce, which Is pretty close reckoning. . tm«Afttttitt». NSW SBttN, W. C., Jatt« «.—Art old four-Inch cannon, six feet long, has been unearthed here by xrorknten preparing a site for a n<>w 19-c«nt store. Old citizens claim It belonged to the K« Klux Klan, which used to meet In a building on the site about sixty years ago. A. R. PATRICK; / e t» g I e t i\ Eleven Sixteen, Twelfth Stre*f VITALITY HEALTH SHOES $5 and $6 iO®G®O®Q®Q®Q®Q®Q®0®QO SERVING FOR NEARLY A QUARTER CENTURY AND NOW SAKS BROADWAY STYLES j $7.50 and $8 Gingrich's f 1409 Eleventh Ave. ©®o®o®o®o®o®o®o®o<s#®o®a®o Quality Nainsook H ION SU ITS Think of it! Regular Value, Sl.OO Thump! The first Golden Arrow Special strikes home! As our first target we've taken the price on summer Union Suits—and how we've hit it. You can't miss, men! Every suit you buy at this sale is a bull's-eye bargain scored for you! For 6 days, beginning tomorrow, Ward's will be the original Happy Hunting Grounds for cool, comfortable Union Suits fashioned to fit. Firmly woven fabric that meets U. S. Navy Specifications. Unusual comfort and strength features in every suit. 54c is your Golden Arrow and a $1 Union Suit is your game. Come in tomorrow, and supply your needs for months in advance. Seams triple stitched and bar tacked where strain conies give added strength and extra wear. Reinforced Back Reinforcement and elastic in back insure comfort and prevent ripping. Shoulder Taped arm holes prevent chafing and insure shoulder comfort as long as you wear the suits. MONTGOMERY WARD & Co 1117-16th Street Phone 8141 Hits the Bullsetie of Value Altoona, Pa.

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