Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on June 7, 1930 · Page 9
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Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 9

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Saturday, June 7, 1930
Page 9
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SHOW BIG DECLINE On Other Hand, Taxing Authorities ollect More fram Them Than When Business Was at Its Best. UPON A TIME- 1 "The year 1926 was the most prosperous the railways have had since th6 war, and every figure excepting one in their reports for 1930 far has presented a striking contrast to the corresponding figure for 1928, the exception being the figure showing their total taxes," says the Railway Age. "In the first quarter of 1926 their taxes amounted to $88,169,682. In the first quarter of 1930, the Worst year thus far that they have had since 1922, their taxes amounted to $88,372,893. "Their total earnings, freight revenues, passenger revenues, operating expenses and net operating income have all shown a large decline as compared with those of 1926, but while they have neither collected as much money from their customers nor paid as much out for Wages and other op- crating expenses, the taxing authorities of our various governments Succeeded ^in squeezing more money out ot them than they did when general business was at its best. "Taxes in the first quarter of 1930 were higher in proportion to every other Hem of income and outgo than they ever were in the first quarter of any preceding year. In the first quarter of 1923 they were 5.16 per cent of total earnings; 1924, 5.39 per cent; 1925. 6.77 per cent; 1926, 5.98 per cent; 1927, 6.07 per centj 1928, 6.28 per cent; 1929, 6.45 per cent;' 1930, 6.63 per cent. "When total railway earnings increase taxes always Increase more than In proportion. If taxes decline when total earnings decline, they al- wayi decline less In proportion than total earnings. When earnings increase again, taxes always make a new high record both In absolute amount and in proportion to every item of income and operating expenses. "It Is all very well to talk about the Inefficiency of our governments; but each of our governments has one branch that Is highly- efficient—that is, Its taxing branch. In the first quarter of this year the net operating Income of the railways was $175,253,628, out of which they had to pay all the return upon their outstanding capitalization—Interest upon bonds, as well as dividends upon stock. In 1916 the taxes of the railways were only 15 per cent as great as their net operating Income, while in the first quarter of the year 1930 their taxes were almost $88,400.000, or more than 80 per cent as great as the net operating income they earned. "If taxes continue to Increase in future as fast as In recent years vit will not be long until the taxes of the railways will exceed the total return they are allowed to earn upon the entire Investment in their properties." UNION VACATION SCHOOL PLANNED A union daily vacation Bible school will open at the Eighth Avenue Methodist church on Monday, Juno 9, at 9 a. m. The school is a union enterprise under the auspices of the Eighth Avenue Methodist church and the Second Presbyterian church. Rev. E. Lansing- Bennett of the Second Presbyterian church will act as Hiiporlntendent. Miss Martha Pearco of the Eighth Avenue Methodist church will be the associate superintendent. Rev, John E. Beard, pastor of the I'Jlghth Avenue Methodist church, will teach the A class of boys and girls, VI to 15 years old. Mrs. Emma Williams, daughter of the former pastor, will teach the B class of children, 10 and 11, and will also play the piano Cor the main school. Miss Blanche Wahl is the teacher for class C, ages 8 and 9. Miss Martha Pearce will have charge of the children who urc 6 and 7, as teacher of clasa D. Minn Mary Albright will supervise the handwork and the recreation period for the four classes motioned above. The kindergarten, class E, compoacd of small children 3, 4 and 5 years of age, will be conducted by Mrs. Martha McDowell as superintendent and Miss Helen Patterson as assistant and pianist. Beginning at 9 a. m. on Monday, •June 9, the school will continue, live days a week, for three weeks. The commencement will be held Friday night, June 27. On Monday, June 30, a picnic will bo held for all boys and girls who have been faithful in attendance. The hours are from 9 to 12 on Mondays and Thursdays, and from 9 to 11.45 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The extra fifteen minute period twice a week Is what will bo known us the "surprise period." The mornings will be occupied with Bible Hturiy. Kinging, handwork, games, stories, etc. The school this year is to have a school song, & school cheer and boy and girl song leaders, memory work leaders and cheer lead- era. The school motto is, "Give God Your Best." All boys and girls from 3 to 15 yo*rs of age are Invited to attend. Thomas B. Wit- BOB, millionaire meat packer, obtained hit first job on the 0. B. & Q. rail* road as a clerk at 140 a month, which he relinquished t o become Inspector ot meat packing cars at $100 a month. ftutf4 t Utoritte* noted *lth fttaMft the ftnd seepages in the -atfedu^Ad hlgh- WAys, issued an edict against children who removed tftf ffom the aWeets and ate' it. . * * • In the Bronx, N. *., Coott LOuls Caftetta, aged 42, felt pains in his Aide. Cook Capetta seized a razor, performed ah operation for appendicitis rth himself, sewed himself up with a darning needle. When the pain recurred, Louis Capetta again sliced himself open, and, when unrelieved, went to a hospital, died. .There is was discovered that Louis Capetta, instead of appendicitis, had a hernia. At Prince Frederick, Md., Jack Wildstein admitted that he was mildly surprised hen a bull, enraged, charged his -moving car, butted it fifteen feet backwards. Jack Wildstein, who was driving with a lady friend, turned the car about, nonchalantly drove back the way he had come. : this :•; that In Tarentum, Pa., the town council voted that, instead of a new borough police car, they would purchase a miracle of miracles—a steam fire siren. It was Installed. Later, Patrolman Joseph Pierre, seeing an old car speed- down the street, thought it looked suspicious, hopped into the old police car, started In pursuit, but was forced to turn about when the pursued vehicle got so far away that he was not able to see It. Meanwhile, Patrolman Kelley saw the interior of the garage burst Into flames, and suspected that the men in the speeding car had set flre to it. Running to the new flre siren, he pulled the lever. Hearing nothing, ho pulled it again, was rewarded by a faint squeak. After three minutes of unsuccessful pulling, he ran seven blocks to the flre station, gave the firemen verbal notification that there was a flre. At the next meeting of the council, it is planned to bring about a motion that a new police car be bought and the new siren discarded. • • • At Newburgh, N. Y., one Warren Macllray, idiot, put on a bathing suit and "swam" into the services of the Congregational church. • * • In Griffin, Ga., Mrs. Kate Gaston. singing in the church choir, swallowed her false teeth, choked, _ died of strangulation. • • • Near Oakland, Calif., Mrs. Emil Schlichtmann noted her young daughters' fears of a snake in their yard. Mrs. Schlichtmann told them; "Little beauties like this are harmless, and you must not be afraid." She patted the snake's head, was promptly bitten. The snake was a young bush rattler. • • • At Cardiff, South Wales, constables discovered that sad-looking babies were being rented for 50 cents per week by professional beggars. | • « • ! In Manhattan, Jack Abrahams, j standing in the stock room of his ! corporation, the Frances Negligee cor- | poratlon, was absorbed in noting how hla new underwear looked on models. His stock girl, Lillian Wasserman, tried to tell him something, was mo- , tioned away. When his attention was TO STOP ITCHING QUICK use crtol, Invisible Zcmol Millions depend on cooling . i4emo to banish summer skin troubles. For 20 years this safe, invisible antiseptic has relieved the heat and pain Of sunburn. It soothes rashes and Ivy- poisoning, brings relief to itching, peeling toes. See how stubborn pimples and ' blemishes disappear. Thousands say it has banished dandruff. Healing Zemo liquid is Wonderfully soothing after a shave. Any druggist. 35c, 60C, $1.00. llm! Drew. Arck Rest Shoe* make every foot look more slender . . . with «lim lines, close-clinging heeli, and foot-fitting Arch Heat Con- •tructioa. Above, Tht Lanora— a graceful Three Eyelet Tie which u very, •inert* DREW ARCH Shces for Women "Keep the foot $mall I (41)': \lt,mm: You pay nothing extra for foot health and comfort! W HEN you buy a pair of Arch Preserver Shoes you pay no more than you would for any other high-grade shoes. Yet, in addition to style and good quality you have foot health and comfort. You walk with more grace; your nerves are free from the irritation of foot abuse. Let usahowyou the lovely new sty lea. •KMH THC root *tu.' $10 to $12.50 GABLE'S Uth AVENUE BUILDING—MAIN FLOOR 12th AVE. BUILDING GABLE'S Sale Wall Papers 3 to & Off Special for Monday and Tuesday Regular 75c Papers . Rough casts, tapestries, stucco-blends, engravures, stains and oil pressed papers, all 30 inches wide. Beautiful colorings suitable for living rooms, dining rooms, halls and libraries. Low priced for the two days. Regular 15c Papers You can beautify your bedrooms at little cost with these quality papers. There are lil'ly different patterns from which to choose. Just half price for Monday and Tuesday. This heading is your guarantee that this particular item offers unusual value in new, desirable merchandise. MONDAY ONLY! Window Screens 69c That Should Sell for $1.50 Rust-proof Window Screens with steel frame. Complete with fixture which enables you to open or close the .window without removing the screen. 12th AVENUE BUILDING—SECOND FLOOR New 35-Piece Luncheon Sets 9 .50 Porcelain luncheon sets in Sheffield shape. Kent, Coral and Cornwall patterns. Embossed borders. Orders taken to increase the size of these sets. Fostoria Glassware Plain Fostoria Glassware in rose, emerald and amber colors. In the assortment are goblets, high and low sherbets and footed tumblers. 1 amuer coiors. 50c 12th AVENUE BUILDING—SECOND FLOOK House Paint Monday Only LESS Hancock Brand House Paint, known for its wearing quality. Pure linseed oil. Fast color. Regularly $3 gallon. Quart, 64c. .25 1 4-hour Varnish .45 qt. A durable, elastic and waterproof varnish for interior woodwork. White Enar^el 4-hour Stain .45 qt. 1 1 .25 Color and varnish in one operation. Oak, walnut and mahogany. Floor Paint . qt. Pure white enamel for bathrooms and kitchens. Washable. A Brush FREE with each quart. 1 .10 qt. A Horn product. Fine for interior floors or porch floors. The wanted colors. 12th AVENUE BUILDING—SECOND FLOOR > Advance Sale! Wool Blankets 100% Virgin Wool and Worth $12.50 a Pair 10 45 pr. to Be Paid When Delivered In September These fine all wool blankets weigli 5'/i pounds to the pair. They are in large block plaids in green- and-white, rose-and- white, blue-and-white, pink-and-wliite, gold-and-while, peach-and-white and other beautiful combinations. Four-inch triple stitched binding in plain color. 72x84 size. Place your order now. Rayon Comforts Kayon comforts in plain colors. Beautifully scroll stitched. Filled with the finest Australian wool. Silk cord finish. 72x84 size. These comforts are reversible. llth AVENUE BUILDING —MAIN FLOOR .95 Crowing with Alloona *mc* GABLE'S Forward with Alloona through 1930 Annual Spring Sale of Heather Linens Imported Directly from Scotland at Great Savings Housewives as well as proprietors of hotels, clubs and boarding houses wilt profit by this sale of Heather Linens. These are imported direct and represent exceptional values at their low prices. Be sure to be here tomorrow. Table Cloths All linen pattern table ^ cloths, cut ready for hem- Jjj) ming. A variety of patterns. 68x68 size. The oblong cloths, 68x86 size are special at each Table Cloths .65 Linen satin damask cloths in several attractive patterns. Cut for hemming. 70x88 .85 size. Napkins to match the above cloths, 22x22 size, dozen Table Cloths 6 .95 .50 Heavy double Damask cloths _ in rose, chrysanthemum and J| tulip patterns. 72x90 size. 72x108 size, $7.95 each. 22x22 Matching Napkins, spe cial, dozen Dozen Napkins Table Sets Hemstitched Linen Sets, ** consisting of 60x74 cloth ,Jj) and six matching napkins. 60x74 'Oblong linen, hemstitched cloths, special 6 .50 $3.65 Toweling Bleached Scotch linen Napkins, neatly hemmed. 19x19 size. Assorted patterns. .85 All linen white hand or roller toweling with colored border. Heavy weight. Toweling, yd. 35c Heavy 'weight pure linen hand toweling with colored borders. 39c to 49c values. 25c Toweling, yd. , 18e White linen toweling with neatly woven colored borders. 16 inches wide. Huck Towels Damask, yd. Good weight towels for general wear. Hemmed or hemstitched. All linen. 35c All linen bleached damask in four different patterns. 70 inches wide. 1 .29 llth AVENUE BUILDING—MAIN FLOOR Exceptional Values In This Sale of Bedroom Suites PRICE Our* Syndicate purchased these suits from one of the oldest and largest furniture manufacturers in Grand Rapids, that is why we can offer them at such low prices. Beautiful walnut finish. Come early as the stock is limited. $119 Dresser, large size $59.50 $119 Vanity, large size $59.50 $79 Chest, special $39.50 $75 Beds, full or twin sizes $37.50 $30 Night Stands $15 $21.50 Bench $10.75 Inner-Spring Mattresses $ An exceptionally low price for these spring-filled Mattresses. Covered with attractive art ticking. 12tli AVENUE BUILDING—THIRD FLOOR 16 $21.50 Chair $10.75 $21.50 Shaving Mirror $10.75 Semi- Venetian Fancy Mirrors .95 Fancy Mirrors designs. ut Semi-Venetian in four different Regularly $5. 3 Plain and Fancy Net Curtains 3 .95 to 9 .95 A large assortment of plain and fancy net curtains including the tailored type as well as panels with fringe on bottom. Splendid for'bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms. Regularly $5 to $12.50 a pair. Take advantage of the Monday saungs. Uth AVENUE BUILDING — FIRST t'LOOK

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