Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on November 13, 1929 · Page 2
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Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 2

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, November 13, 1929
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IMPORTANT EVENTS IN WORLD CENTERS By EUGENK LYONS, Staff G'orrflsponclent. MOSCOW, Nov. 33.—Russians now have tho dubious privilege of choosing from at least three sizes of "weeks"— One. Tha five-day weak has hcen proclaimed by official decree nnd consecrated by enthusiastic editorials. In theory at least it became effective on tho first of October. Four days of labor and one ot leisure thus spake the central executive committee of the soviet union. Two. A six-day week, however, IB found moro appropriate to some callings. The decree itsclC recognized this and allows for exceptions / in trades of a seasonal nature, such; atr tho building Industries, They must of necessity mako hay, or apartment houses, while the sun shines; whcrn- fore five days' work to one day's rest for them. Three. The old-fashioned seven- day week, tlcsplto ull official orders, persists as tho normul and standard measure of time. Indeed it is likely to persist for a pood many decodes to come. It will be years before all industries and all Institutions can bo •witched to the now time basis. Tho vast majority of tho Russian population .being peasants and religious, will continue to function on a seven-dny Mchcdula ruRiU'dlcHS ot official enactments. Even tho workers Jn cities who fall under the five or nix day regimen will doubtless continue to reckon time- on the traditional basis. The confusion of time standards Is already manifesting itnclf. Not only are tho weelts of varying lengths, but the allocation of the day of rest adds to tho tangle. In some mlneo, factories and offices tho entire personnel takes a day oft at tho same time. Jn others the so-called "uninterrupted work-week" has been Introduced, which moans that different groups rest on different days—on n live, six or seven day basis, as tho caso may be. Already the assumption that you can stay out late on Saturday nights because Sunday is a day of rent is a thing of tho past. Tens of thousands work on Sunday. Already friends and relatives plan and schemu to obtain their free day on tho samo day so as to bo together. How members of tho same household, lot us eay husband and wife, working un different schedules or oven In different-sized weeks will manage to have tho free day simultaneously ia not at all clear. Tho hurried attempts to reorganize the calendar to bring »orne order out ot tho chaos may succeed eventually. Otm BOARDING HOUSE * SAV > 36fcW THAT OF VoUfcS Aki T L T UU <3O OUT* A R>R OF -rtfis MOUSE, -fo I MffiM-r BE A FEVU 3>AVS, Howe 1M OF A LOAP -TEAU Aid" MALLARPf i -tv^AT -THe MAM PS OF A CUUMSV -rHAf eu^i OF OF -"«'*' BesiUES, S-TdFFeP SHOP/ For the time being they tend tather to confound the coufunlon. Tinkering with tlmo Is a fascinating pastime— witness the schemes for reforming time being constantly placed before the League of Nations and other in-' ternatlonal bodies. It appeals strong- y to the KuBHlans with their ancient love of chess and Intricacies. Proposals and suggestions by tho hundredweight are piling up at government and newspaper offluca. They como from'economists, wise-crackers, astronomers, journalists, mathematicians, bookkeepers; from nearly everyone. Dozens are solemnly print- ed and discussed in tho press. It In proposed: to clip off Saturday and Sunday, leaving tho other five, days intact, names and all; to rename the days and the months; to divide the year Into thirteen months; to abandon the Christian year reckoning and make this year 12 (tho Bolshevik marking the new era) Instead of 1029; to publish calendars with a different color for each of the live days to enable less literate workers to rec- ognlzo their freo days. The list could bo stretched for another column. The year 1930 at least is apparently safeguarded against these reforms. Harry J. Kerlin Going Out of Business My S100,000 stock of high grade furniture and carpets must be sold by January 1st regardless of cost. This sale will go down in history as Altoona's greatet Furniture Sale, for it will mean savings . galore for the thrifty. Think of it, just at ,; <Zvrt.*?.,^. V. /)^r/£hri s * mas time when you will need new ;.{-. /;., furniture for your own home, and gifts for your friends — Every piece of furniture, every suite of furniture must go regardless of cost, or former selling price. / \\'A\T THK WALLS AM) FLOORS OF THIS ;; tfroiti' UUILDIMG BARE BY JAN. tst - COME! $85 Gas Range LORAIN OVEN HEAT CONTROL I'orcoluln Ovnn IJnliiK* ' $ 42 .95 $100 All Porcelain LORAIN OVEN HEAT CONTROL I'nrcelaln Oven LlnliigH 55 .95 $45 Ash Refrigerator^ Enameled Lined—Holds 100 Lbi. No Iteusomtblo Otter liefuved for Any Itefrlgeriitor 20 .00 Reed Suites Greatest Value Altoona Has Ever Seen 29 Costumer Oak, walnut, mahogany. $5.50, for $12 End Tables Solid mahogany top. $24 Smokers With copper d> lined V humidor. 9 .95 $3 Pictures Popular subjects. Size 16x20. 89c Remember, this is your one great opportunity to save. Just at the beginning of the Christmas season. CEDAR CHESTS SPINET DESKS $45 for $25 $70 for $46.50 SEE THESE SUITES IN WINDOW $400 Bed Room Suites, Massive $199 $425 Bed Room Suites, Ducoed $199 $630 Dining Suites, Ten Pieces $300 Follow The Crowds To 900-02-04 Eighth Avenue The reason is simple and rather tragic for the time reformers. It happens that the state publishing trust, Goslz- dat, unaware of the Impending changes, has already published some millions of the 1930 calendar' on the old basis. Tho government will think betbre consigning this production to outef darkness, especially in vie* of the paper shortage. Meanwhile the soviet union has rejected a project for calendar reform submitted for its consideration by the League ot Nations. The Geneva idea being oriented on the seven-day week does not meet the Russian problem. The peasants still refuse to subscribe to the huge Internal loans being floated here: Of 689 million rubles of the latest issue sold by Oct. 1, only about 82 millions were absorbed by the villages. In other words, tha peasants who constitute about 8S per cent of the entire population bought only about 8V4 per cent of the loan, whereas the town and city residents bought over 90 per cent. The loan was for a total of 750 million. Announced only a few months ago, It is already almost entirely absorbed. This sudcess is in large measure due to the stimulus given by ths war danger on the Manchurlan frontier. "Buy bonds as your Answer to the provocations of Chinese bandits and their imperialist backers," waa the burden ot the campaign. AWOffif I f 0 M1KWO 06NORt!88 vatila, delegates to the thlrljHieeortd annual convention of the American Mining Congress in Washington, £>. C., Ceo. 4 and 7, were named by Governor Fisher. . , The Hat Is hAaded by Walter H. Glasgow, state secretary of mining. Delegates re]>resenl»ng the coal companies are: W. W. tnglls, Scranton; A. J. Maloney, Philadelphia; W. ¥. Humphreys, Wllkes-Barre ; A. M. Fine, Scranton; J.C. BrVon, Dunsmore; J. P. Williams, jr., Pittsburgh; J. D. A. Morrow, Pittsburgh; William Gates, Pittsburgh; H. T. -Wilson, Pittsburgh', H. F. Bovard, Greensburg; A. P, Cameron, invln; T. R. Johns, Johns* town; B. -jr. Newbaker, Windber; B. M. Clark,; Indiana; and A. J. MUsser, Indiana. Representing the United Mine Workers of America: John Boylan, Scranton; Michael Hartneaay, Mazelton; James J. McAndrews,- Shamokin, and Thomas Kennedy, Hazelton. WhiteHouse Coffee FOP Finer Flavor Tune in every Monday night on the White Home Coffee Radio Concert at 8.30 on KDKA Coffee Christmas Treasure Hunt / Contest Entry Blank! Clip this contest entry blank or secure an entry blank at the Altoona Mirror office. Then you are ready to proceed with the great Christmas Treasure Hunt Contest as directed on pages 20 and 21 in this evening's Mirror. CHRISTMAS TREASURE HUNT CONTEST BLANK Christmas Treasure Hunt "POEM" Christmas Time After you have completed the poem, then select not more than fifteen words from it, and with these -words write a Slogan about Christmas shopping in Altoona. Glorify your ~a$ quick s * Your eyes, Within a second after 'you Apply bellca- Brow, will, take on unexpected beauty. The brown smartly shaped, the-lashes seemingly longer, will serve a*-aettlngs to eyes ths.t neve> before geemod, so-sparkling and. mysterious'; One application lasts all day. Dellca-Brow is waterproof. Glorify youf eyes with It today. Black rr brown. At toilet counters. -M U & SON Altoona's Longest Established FUNERAL SERVICE Lexington Avenue *i • *' Announces New Low Prices Now Yon Can Have the Finest that Radio Offers at Lowest Cost! • ; - • ' ' •"• Super Screen Grid Model ' '.cc (Less Tubes) Other Crosley Screen Grid Console Radios priced at low as $102.00 less tubes. 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