Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on June 7, 1930 · Page 3
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 3

Publication:
Location:
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Issue Date:
Saturday, June 7, 1930
Page:
Page 3
Start Free Trial
Cancel

BYRD HAS Umt LEFT TOJONftUER New York Awaits Noted Explorer Who Has Been to Both Ends of the Earth and Flown the Atlantic. •\ (By NBA Service.) NEW YORK, June 7.—When Rear Admiral Richard B. Byrd steps down the gangplank here on June 19, he will come In for a whole lot of cheers, ticker tape and all-around fame, but he will also be stepping Into the unusual position of a grade-A explorer who hasn't much of anything left to explore. The biggest stunts available he has tackled and accomplished. Like Alexander, he has no worlds left to conquer. He has flown over the North pole, being the first man to do that with an airplane. He has, likewise, flown over the South pole, being the first man to do that. He has also flown across the Atlantic. He has traveled around the world, he has served on warships, he has been given medals for such ordinarily heroic stunts as saving men from drowning, he has been the star of a nationally watched football game and he has been made a rear admiral for his exploits; and there doesn't'seem to be a great deal left for him to do. A good deal of speculation has been Indulged In regarding his next venture. It has been reported that he will take a voyage of aerial exploration up the Amazon, across the Arabian desert, over the limitless wastes of the Gobi or around the Inaccessible peak of Mount Everest. Nobody knows. Those, however, seem to bo about the only things left for him. When Byrd was 14 years old he wrote in his diary that he was going to explore the North pole when he grew up. That was in 1003, at about the time when the Wright brothers were making the world's first airplane flight. Very likely it never entered his head that when he finally went to the North pole he would travel through the air. He went to the famous Virginia Military institute and the University of Virginia for his education, and at the university Injured his foot while playing football, n 1908 he entered the naval academy at Annapolis, where he became a football star; and in 1911 he played quarterback on a navy team th'at beat the army. In this game Byrd injured his foot again—an Injury Hint nearly kept him out of the navy. Graduating as an ensign in 1912, Byrd spent three years with the fleet and one year on the presidential yacht, Mayflower; then, In 1916, he was promoted to lieutenant, junior grade, and retired by the medical board of the navy because of his injured foot. Undaunted, ho went to Rhode Island to organize the state naval militia, of which he became commander; and in ftl7, when the country entered the war, he entered the naval aviation school at Pensacola, Fla. During the war Byrd got the idea of a trans-Atlantic flight by navy Ncaplanes, and broached It to his superiors. The idea was accepted, and in 1919 he flew up tho northeast At- lantlo coast testing navigation instruments for tho NC boats that were to make the rip. To his disappoinmcnt, he was not allowed to go himself, but when tho NC-4 became the first air- IF YOUR Car is equplped with a PurOlator it should be changed every 8,000 miles. We have a PurOlator cartridge in stock for every car. American Garage 800-806 Green Ave. Dlul 2-0311 NOW REAUV! The 1930 WILSON Line WALL PAPERS , Your Paporhanger or Decorator will show these modern papers at your request. H. I,. Wilson 1021 Chestnut Avc. WIDE ANGLE LENSES Orthogen or Tlllyer lenses give you full vision to the very edge. For golf, hunting or driving they are especially fine. , Priced at J2.00 per pair above the regular Torlc lenses. Macdonald's Spectacle Bainr Altoona. I'u. HICKEY&SON Altoona'i Longeii Kiitabllshed FUNERAL SERVICE Lexington Avenue Save 65c Victrola Records Your choice of all the popular numbers 10^ each A1TOONA RADIO & ELEC. CO. 1318 12th Ave. Dial 9318 SIIOKS I''OH KNT1UE FAMILY I'rtroa Muke 3 I'u Irs Possible Visit Our Bargain Bugemont 1417 Eleventh Ave., Altoona Westmont Bread I'UUSIt 1JAILV At Your Neighborhood (Grocer WESTMONT BAKERY CASANAVE'S Established BO Year* Leather Traveling Goods Trunks—Umbrellas 1213 ELEVENTH STREET Opposite rostoltlce Clothes on Credit ^LIBERAL , 1507-11^ AVENUE. HERMAN'S GLASSES Uetflbtured Optometrist 1311 Eleventh Ave. A-T M6ME! (SciL'F IDUPS I -THAT suieATe.R you've 1 SAME A5 Vr If PULLE.P av/e* A BARREL.' -^ A/W CAP, CALIBER srtaf IS ' OF GQUF. plane to fly across the Atlantic, Byrd was commended by the secretary of the navy for helping to make the flight a success. Later in that year Byrd was detailed as navigator for the non-rigid navy dirigible C-5, which was to make a trans-Atlantic flight. The ship was wrecked by a storm while awaiting the trip, however, and again Byrd missed his chance. In 1921 he was sent to England to help bring back the dirigible ZR-2, just bought by the U. S. government. This airship was wrecked in a test flight, and Byrd—who was praised by the British air ministry for bravery In rescue work—again had missed his chance. In 1924 the jinx hit him again. He was assigned to the dirigible Shenandoah for a flight from Alaska over the North pole to Spitzbergen; but the Shenandoah was wrecked before the flight could be undertaken. Also in 1924 Roald Amundsen asked the navy to give him a pilot for a North pole flight he was contemplating. The navy recommended Byrd—but he was rejected because he was married, Amundsen wanting only single men. Finally,' in 1925, the navy approved Byrd's plan for an Arctic flight. Byrd thereupon went north with the National Geographic society's expedition, flying more than 5000 miles over Arctic territory. In the following year he realized his boyhood ambition by flying over the North pole with Floyd Bennett, accomplishing the 1360-mile hop in 15% hours. The next year came his famous flight from New York to France—a flight that nearly met disaster because of violent storms, and that finally ewdert ttften the felftfi* ttuwled 111 tf»* aurt Along th» French cd*sl. In tnw flight Byrd And hlg tfirt* companion* flew 4200 mitas'in 42 hours. fhen came the Antarctic expedition, which reached Its climax last November when fiyrd became the first man to fly over the South Pole. And how he's coming home again —to what? More aerial exploration, probably—but where? What la there left for this flying explore!} to do? FOSTER'S FORECAST. General Cool Wave* Are Expected to Center on .tune 9. WASHINGTON, .D. C., June 7.— Storm wave pf moderate force, expected to cross continent during week centering on June B, will move down to central transcontinental storm path and cause the greatest temperature extremes of month. General cool waves are expected both preceding and following this storm center; cool wave centering on 9, which will follow storm wave centering on 5, will be expected to cause rather severe frosts In the far north and hail in spring wheat belt. After center Of this cool wave has passed your vicinity, temperatures are expected to move to higher average levels and period 12 to 29 will be expected to average above normal temperatures generally over the continent. June is expected to average above normal temperatures for the month for the continent, with greatest heat occurring near June 20, as the sun passes almost directly between earth and Jupiter and the earth is almost directly between sun and Saturn. Dangerous storms are expected in northern hemisphere during periods June 18 to July 3 and July 10 to 21; storms during these two periods will be more severe than usual in northwest, on central Pacific slope, in southern Great Central valleys and in vicinity of St. Lawrence valley. These storms are expected to center (reach 90th meridian) near June 20 and 27, July 2, 12 and 16. Storm wave of moderately severe force is expected to cross continent in northern path during week centering on June 12. This will be a warm storm center, and is expected to be the starting of the best growing period of season. It will also be a comparatively dry storm center, precipitation being confined to heavy local rains occurring mostly in eastern and southern Great Central valleys and along north Atlantic coast. June 7 to 19 will be the best average period for outdoors work and pleasure; the best period for auto trips and other outdoor vacations. Planetary Influence, One of the Newtonian theories that In a champion it's Self-Reliance in a cigarette it's Taste BEEPING ONE'S HEAD — in the flush of the game or in the flush of victory — that's the measure of true sportsmanship. KEEPING AROMA AND GOOD TASTE in every Chesterfield without loss or variation — that's the simple ABC of Chesterfield's ever-mounting popularity. MILD, YES—BUT SOMETHING MORE—Chesterfield offers richness, aroma, satisfying flavor — all the result of fine* tobaccos, skilfully blended and cross- blended, and all summed up in three words . . . "TASTE above everything". state it as out honest belief that the tobaccos used in Chesterfield cigarettes are of finer quality and hence of better taste than in any other cigarette at the price. LIGGETT* MYERS TOBACCO CO. Chesterfield © 1930, LIGGETT & MYERS TOBACCO Co. ttrmrs nowjf o*y«t. FttSMONT, N«b., Jun« 7.—Attractive vaudeville contracts fall to impress Perry Sharp, proprietor of the Farmers produce station here, who recently received an offer of $138 per week to appear on the stage with his trained goose, "Pal." "Pal can amoke a cigar like ft veteran, likes to sit up a^ the table for his sip of coffee, will pull objects from the master's pockets, and leapfrog,- playing dead and sitting down are easy for the fowl. VELVEFTA For Sate By rant OroeWf ..4UTOS ARE GETTIWG AS BAD W AS 60SSIPS,WHEWITOOM65 TO RUMKIIWQ DONWM PEOPLE.' has never even been disturbed is his thesis on the movement of force between two bodies, whether those bddies be within the earth's atmosphere or a part of our solar system. The Newton theory places the strength and movement of such a force according to the size of the bodies involved and the square of the distance they are apart. Our newly discovered planet, now called Pluto, god of the underworld, a name that should not be tied to this peaceable little fellow so far out in space, is so small and so far away that the force movfng between our sun and Pluto would be little more than the moving between our sun and some of the larger stars or suns. Pluto's attraction for Neptune may be calculated with some degree of accuracy, but it must be remembered that Neptune is a small planet compared with Jupiter and Saturn, and that he Is nearly three billion miles from the sun. SHIRTS AND SHORTS Of light weight farbics, tailored to fit snugly. The garment to wear for warm weather comfort. si.cc oils 1304 KT.EVENTH AVENUE MERVILLE HOSIERY GIVES BEST SERVICE KLINE BROS New Ruffled Curtains 59c Pair Ruffled voile curtains, 2]/4 yards long with 50 inch colored rayon valance in assorted colors. Criss Cross Curtains-$1.59 pr. Made of French marquisette, 48 inches wide, 2/4 yards long.' Panel Curtains—59c ea. Made of French voile, 40 inches wide, 2% yards long, trimmed with rayon bullion fringe. Marquisette—29c yd. 36 inches wide in dots and figured designs in white and ecru. Cretonne—49c yd. Heavy double faced cretonne, 36 inches wide, in tapestry and chintz patterns. Kline Bros.—Third Floor. J The Linen Coat Is Smart And Practical $9-95 And it will be very popular this summer. It's made of fine linen fashioned on swagger lines, with • gay splashes of color in the embroidery that you will enjoy working yourself. The pockets are convenient for feminine trifles and the clever little collar can be turned up pertly to carry out the sporty effect- It's just the pretty, comfortable coat for informal day- You will see them wherever the smart young . . . time wear — anywhere. se,t spends its time — on the streets, at the races, or on the beach. Kline Bros. — Third Floor. 50 Patterns In Silk Printed Flat Crepe $1.50 Yard For the $2.25 grade A superior quality silk with many beautiful designs in all the popular colorings. All very smart and appropriate for summer time, 40 inches wide. KUne B r«.—Main n uu r. Rayon Shantung 79c Yard Printed rayon shantung in all choice patterns for summer wear and plain colors, 36 inches wide. Rayon Crepe 69c yd. Printed rayon crepe, fine quality in lovely new patterns, fast colors, 36 inches wide. Printed Voile 39c yd. Fine twist voile 38 inches wide, that make cool summer dresses, guaranteed fast colors. bltae Brua.—Loner Huur. Bedspreads $1.95 Crinkled bedspreads of excellent quality, permanent crinkle, fast colored stripes of blue, rose, gold, green or lavender, size 81 by 105 inches. Rayon Bedspreads $3.75 Fine and lustrous, in good pastel shades, well made, dainty and serviceable, size 84 by 105 inches. Kline Bros.—Lower Floor. Large Sheets 89c Bleached sheets of a good quality, seamless, size 81 by 90 inches. Heavy Sheets $1.59 First Lady sheets, Kline Bros, own brand, heavy serviceable quality, size 81 by 90 inches. Kliiie Hrua. — Lower Floor. Turkish Towels 20c Good soft spongy towels, size 18 by 36 inches, colored borders. Bath Towels 25c ' Double thread turkish bath towels, very absorbent with, colored borders, size 20 by 40 inches. Tea Towels 25c Line 11 i'--a towels in blue or red checks, soft quality. HUue B.-u». —Uu»«i tluor. j

What members have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free