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2-2121 THlES-LEADER. TIIE EVENING NEWS, WILKES-BARRE, PA, THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 23. 19M r AS 23 ivum A- komitif rn.aAaaaf TIMES O LEADER Tim EVENING NEWS . ' AawririT fiTBrwrt wwim , jBAAvaJI VB 1.141 OWatB-ai rmUwl wl rsMlafcat tuflu ajv mlff-Traaa mtetafc mTm-i, 9rt a in. t.y, Btw lirt, jrniaaalaaaa, Oh, Giarla4, Ihm AiUWrMU, M-IW TkI, raila4aihM. him. riwu. afv Ba Iaaiaa, MkMirUMI y nwr. la - aaail n m4 t ra a aaea '' atk flae IM tin, vmUii TS a Btaatkl talH UkM a. iMtMn. W-M rl ' M Kaau MJM fa laraa aa a . Hi ac mmiiii . ih mu.... lri.a tm liMnlf aaud M ik IM far aUoaUo 4 aU Mwa ataa sr! tkcrwta kHf laa htiHi HWlrttW raarlrata wjNar Ia a 11. a. ra IkmIUKi. . . CteiM taHf AMI ara Cr.lJU.. ' Hiir Aatartaaa Wawapaa Ballon fcaa ta If away BatanrlM aoaUoa. Utom at ta ritr(U at wuaaa-Barra, ra, as na4 Claw MalWl. - THOUGHTS FOR TODAY No pain, no palm; no thomt. no throne; no gall; P glory; no eroaa, ne crown. wuuam irnn, ; aUle, eaf seeedlnf fled: far gret t, year frare lm : far aa earaecoU.4 Uy the arapheU vklea rr fr y,a Maimrw am. , THANKSGIVING DAY, 1944 With the world at what is generally retarded as the bloodiest phase of the Second .World War, there will be many skeptics who !I1J want to know what there is to be thankful for today. True, there Is suffering such as mankind has never known, yet, relatively sneak-ing, America, the land where Thanksgiving Day is a hpliday, knows little of it. Except for tha casualties on the field of battle, our country has escaped lightly in this conflict. Our homes are intact; our tables are laden with good things to eat; our sacrifices hav peen comparatively few. For these things, let us be grateful. Let us giva thanks, too, for the privilege of living in a land that is one of the few nlaoei where freedom actually exists. Too many take for granted the most precious gift of au. Only a country that has been favored by Got could be as glorious as ours (The abundance we enjoy is one of the won cer of the modern world. It is true, to be sure, we do not have everything we desire. It is true many homes cave oeen saddened and other households made anxious by the absence of loved ones, But, if we look at this in its proper perspective, we shall agree that no matter how un fortunate our lot may appear to us as mdi viduals it could be ever so much worse. Above all, let us be grateful not only for the success of our cause, but for the courage and sacrifices of our brave sons, brothers and husbands that made the victories possible. " And then we must always be gratefu for . tomorrow when life will resume its normal course and time mercifully will heal the wounds of mankind. r TRIBUTE TO R. C. MINER The resolution, adopted by the executive committee of the Community Welfare , federation, thanking Robert C. Miner for his - service, was a well deserved tribute to the , chairman of the recent War Chest campaign. I Mr. Miner modestly attributed the success of the drive to the enthusiasm of his aides, but the truth remains it was his leadership that sparked the entire effort this fall There is credit enough for all. j Under Mr. Miner's direction, the cam-f paign not only went over the top on time, but the largest sum of money in the history of the organization was raised. As a result of this remarkable showing, no curNiilment of the program of affiliated agencies in this vital period will be necessary. For that, Wyoming Valley has cause for genuine gratitude. It is not easy for a man of Mr. Miner's re- 1 1 ' i i i. i. J T 1. pponsiuiuues u accept a puat mat is tsv exacting. Individuals, with far fewer demands upon their time, have been known to hesi tate in giving a few hours where the chair man must sacrifice days and weeks. ' The executive committee of the Federa tion expressed the sentiment of the com munity in acknowledging the splendid con tribution Mr. Miner made to the public welfare. UNIVERSAL SERVICE i . That the American people would be asked to vote without delay on the univeraa military training plan came as a surprise Wm. Mad K.ntinn 'iinivnial Training" and the word, "military,' is left out in skillful but not less obvious camouflage. The people may as well know it all There is little use now or hiding meanings. Short as the notice has been, there are organisations already opposing the move- not opposing universal military training, dui opposing the scheme to force it hurriedly This matter ought to be delayed at leasl until the end of the war is closely in sight, Churchill himself has said that very thing in England. Whatever values there are wi not be impaired by waiting until the people can look the situation over. General Marshall has already said this country does not want nor, if the peace is properly administered, will it need a huge standing army. It is objectionable because'of the gigantic bur den of expense and it is against all our tra dition. lie would prepare for a limited en Jistment, kept up rigorously and effectively and able to expand at once whenever the na tion is threatened. How expand? He does not mean by sud denly transforming citizens into soldiers without adequate preparation, but that means of preparation can be so worked that our security will be practically absolute, lie means that the scientific explorations as to arms, weapons, planes, explosives, ships, shall go on ceaselessly, so we shall keep abreast of all modernized weapons. He means also that we may keep our whole generations of youth in fighting tjrim and physically able, without taking millions away from produc tion. One suggestion merits thought and may be adopted if we do not heedlessly rush into this universal conscription, bchools and colleges, experts and informed people realize, have had needlessly long summer holi days and extended cessations at the turn of the year. If these were filled with the routine of study, it would save in four years the equivalent of one year's college work. Meanwhile, in colleges military courses, which all should adopt, may be mixed with the other study courses. In such a way, a student will, in four years, finish requirements for a degree and have what is equal to a year of military training. It is this sensible plan and other plans that will need much more airing before the people are rushed into a nation-wide expression on universal training, which means universal mili tary training. Meanwhile, the country should stop, look and listen. WHITHER ARE WE GOING? "Experience painfully acquired should teach us", the Polish American Congress warns, "that unless America acts now to exact from Russia certain guarantees for all our lend-lease aid, without which Russia's victories would be impossible, we will be headed for a major catastrophe of our own making". Representing 6,000,000 Americans of olish extraction, the Polish American Con gress is anxious about the fate of Poland which now hangs in the balance due to the Paul Mallon SITUATION IN CHINA Washington. Nov. U-AU tba nawi from China ha ben bad la lair. ax. capUng GanerallMimo Chiang Kai ane i inorougn making out of till caouieu t Ttom tha Intide, It tppcara that ma generaiiaaimo, navini Den In. atruinantal in ousting our Cianeral Sulwrll and thui having uvd fact witii nn own iwropla for tha military failures, u now getting ready to co operate mora cluaely with that outer United NalKxia. At laaat In la la what might b termed tha inner official view here. Tha moilvri behind tha SUlwell withdrawal, unexplained at tha time, thus now become more fully avl dent The whole panoply of myati fymg newa from that front thus be comet apparent Chiang ha always oeen imuiciuui 01 me uuneaa Com muniata. While they are fighting on hit aide with Uieir arinifi far on in tha north, he actually haa had aoldlera detached from hu own war effort on the Japanese front to watch them. True, the Communiita hava not been much of a deterrent to tha Japs. While some published estimates of their strength run as high as 900.000 numbers are worthless In gaustnf any minese ngnung lorcet. No one knows exactly how manv troops the Commies have, except that these have been sufficient to rapel a tew jap aitacKs. Many whom they count as soldiers are actuaUy farmers who run to action in an emergency Others are untrained civilians, and the term "bandit" has been applied to a few In the past. H Now by kicking from his cabinet the strongest anti-Communist ele ments. Chiang is falling In line with the ideas of officialdom hera for more coherent action on that front. However, the change can be in- erpreted as mora political than mili tary so far. Improvement Seen Thone who know the new war minister say they expect his leader ship to bring some "improvement" Chinese ngnting, but very lew people in this country appreciate the niculties he is lacing. Frankly, it must now be said that no satisfactory Chlnesa mUitaay effort has developed anywhere lately. The action on the Salween River front may be an exception, but there we trained the officers and men. It is now time to admit also China is mostly In Jap hands. -All of the industry and much of the agriculture went long ago. The sea coast Is closed. Most of the internal rail- "But For Ui Wi Just Thursday!" I r few W7f The Readers" Column roads are controlled by the Japs. We are today flying in from India through the only contact the Chinese have with the outside world, more materials of war thart were carried on the Burma Road before the Japs cut it. But our planes flying In a load of gasoline for instance probably-con sume as much as they can carry as load. The limitations upon our assistance are therefore evident, and likely to continue indefinitely, al though we have greatly increased our suDDlies in the last five months, Then again we must recognize that her armies are sometimes led by what we used to call "provincial war lords," many of whom are politicians not strictly supporting the Cnung' king government The Chinese internal economic dis tribution system has not improved much since before the war, when news of vast starvauon was a world sensation almost annually. Inflation lis unbelievable, and indeed most au: PEJUS E FOE FEGLER Editor, Times-Leader Evening News: Mar I auaeest to Mr. Otis if he doesn't like tha articles Mr. Pegler writes, why does he read them? There aTe many columns In the newspaper that are of no Interest to me, therefore l oypass uiem. i agree with Mr. S. J. Edwards of Sweet Valley. Anyone today who dares to take th. nnnosite aide of the fence is a vile mouth, a radical, and anything some people feel like calling one. I hope the editor will continue Mr. Pegler's column. At least one knows where he stands. He is never astraddle of the fence. We have heard tolerance nreaehed until Jt has engulfed US Tolerance after awhile turns Into the word gullible. MRS. F. w. MINERS ON THE JOB - In reporting for duty this morning. thousands of anthracite miners again gave eloquent testimony that their country's welfare comes first with them, critics not withstanding. 1 .' Like the men in the armed forces, mrfny of them miners' sons, our underground soldiers risked their lives for others on this Thanks giving Day. .They saw their duty and they did it. No apologies are necessary for the record of the mine workers in this war. Many, who have hurled invective at them, conveniently overlooked their achievements. They make no claim to perfection and "a slip,-now and then, must not be permitted to detract trom the excellence of their performance generally.. - - Not only are the miners doing their share at work, but they are holding up their end in the current War Bond 'drive, just as they did in the recent appeal to fill the Community War Chest. It is a privilege to salute them for their efforts. designs of Russia despite the high idealism, expressed in the Atlantic Charter, of which Russia is a signatory. Although we are now fighting our. second war in Europe in a quarter century and al- hough we are committed to participate in a postwar organization to be formed for the preservation of the peace, a great many over- ook the simple fact that to win we must play the cards while we have them. Although Polish blood flows in their veins and Poland is the land of their forefathers, it is well to remember members of the olish American Congress are Americans who think in terms of America. This is their country; Poland is secondary. When they say that "we will be headed for a major ca tastrophe of our own making", they are thinking of the best interest of the. United States. It is logical to assume that if Russia is unchecked and is permitted to dominate the European scene completely, the seeds of the I Third World War will be sown while the Second World War is still in progress. This is a sobering thought despite all the fine talk that has been produced on the subject of a lasting peace We know today there can be no lasting peace without justice. Certainly, Russia has nothing to fear from her smaller neighbors, yet she seems determined to take over in Poland and in neighboring states. It was to prevent just this that the world went to war J- XT i VI ' against .nazi uermany. The facts are not pleasant, as the Polish American Congress Reminds us, but they must be faced. There is nothing to be gained by playing ostrich. To procrastinate will not improve a situation that is steadily growing worse, it will De too late wnen representatives of the United Nations sit around the peace conference table to take up an issue that Russia by that time most cer- amly will regard as closed if its ends are achieved. thorities suspect China cannot aur- vive financially even if peace comes soon. Certainly the Central government is none too sure of itself. But as these internal inefficiencies, dissensions and weaknesses are native to the Chinese, so also has been their cold, valorous spirit of reslst-anpe against the conquerer. While the difficulties Dractically amount Inmif n intprnnl rtmnrnliTntinn thpv are not likely to lead to a collapse of the fight on that front. No one here expects such a critical conclusion. For one thing the Japs are not in a position to take full advantage of the situation. 4 You must therefore turn your eye to other fronts for good news ana in any other direction you look, you will find it good. Buy bonds. (Reproduction Prohibited.) Your Health (Trom Tba BtaM Hadleal Baoletr) The cough is called the "watch dog of the lungs. Cough is most often regarded as a symptom of irritation, inflammation or disease in the tracheo-bronchial tree. Anything causing Irritation or pressure along this passage may cause a cough. Cough is a common sign of an acute disease of the lungs, as pneumonia, or of a more chronic process such as tuberculosis. Early morning coughing suggests an overnight -couection oi mucus from a subacute -disease of some nart of the nasal sinuses. A coueh aDDearing only on exer tion points to .weakness of the heart muscles. A coueh associated with change In vocal tone may be due to laryngitis. A "useful" cough is "productive of mucus cleared from some spot in the tracheo-bronchial tree, TONSORIAL TOPICS : A lost of preconceived notions must have rone by the boards with the; news from Washington that a War Manpower official there arranged for. barbers to tell their customers about the need for help in nearby war I .ants, ana tnat tne scneme worked so suc cessfully it may be tried elsewhere. So it may be that we shall soon see the frsthair man studying a little booklet" of c instructive topics with suggested outlines i discourse, between customers. And soon ' .hole tribe cf tonsorial operators may -:."ae twlui8-jackted Socrateses, or the : " -:'" cf the swire! chair. TEA AND CRACKERS President Roosevelt admits he did a little cussing in the voting booth on election day. So did tne opposition tne next aay. The Weather Man, we. see, was the un witting cause of a local mine strike. As if he didn't have enough headaches already. Solomon says: Some people have to be sick before they'll stand up and take their medicine. ; An authority on animals reveals that the horse is the dumbest of creatures. That s going to-be a relief to a lot of men. . This is the day when an American can't have his turkey and eat it. Announcement has been made that Linda Darnell, the movie star, who will appear in person on .November 29, will be accompanied by an Army Air Force captain. Since his name Is not given, we presume he must be related to the Forgotten Man. - "Quotations" Unless we can guarantee the fun damentals of security to the Ameri can working man, the American farmer and the American business man, we are doomed, to a new degression. Sen. Jamea E. Murray of Montana. I COMMENTS ON GIRLS Editor, Times-Leader Evening News: Here's a little friendly advice to those at home. 1 read the local papers apd hear things from other sources. It was long ago when tha war was taken for a Joke, and we became drafted. It was Just for a year, and we wailed and moaned with this re-tricLed life. It has been three years now, with two of them overseas. Our minrla .ire always filled of dreams of home, and the future wnenever that wiU be. I rpmcmhfr those civy days. WO' men made us play up to them in the times when such affairs were xacred. Now the times have changed from what I hear of the American girls, and I doubt whether a sermon will do any good. I read the articles of the Immune Blond, the Red-Head and the rest The girls aay tney aren't havincr anv fun since there is a man shortage, and that the war is lasUng too long. They moan ana cry that they will be old maids, and ask us to love them dispite all they done while we are away. They aren't true to us, but they are sincere about the friendship lor me. xne cry is loud about the man shortage because they can't have more fun. There are times we have to look down on the weaker sex and show less respect Men aren't wolves, unless the women want them to be. Actually, we haven't been missed just pitied, remembered, because they are going to marry us some day. SGT. M. P. S. i EDUCATION WEEK Editor. Times-Leader Evening News On behalf of the members of the Forty Fort Teachers' Association I would like to express our sincere thanks for the opportunity you gave us to bring tha message of American Education Week to the clUzem of Wyoming VaUey. Wf as teachers, are convinced that riiMaUnn can te a misnry lorce ui determining the kind of world in which we will live following this ,.,r Wa alan realize that the scnooLi can progress only so far as our ciU- lenry Is aware or we proDicma u issues or education. w lnolr to our Dress as a means tVirmiffh which our citizens may be come informed ana mierestea in euu-cation. The editorials and news items which your paper allowed us to pre sent were most enecuve in acquamv-ing the people of the vaUey with the Importance of regard for education, w. attribute the number in our audi ence on the evening of November 8 to the pubUcity your paper gave mu observance. We trust that as our association continues its work toward better public relations we may look to our w.l newraaDers for the same fine co-operation and understanding as you showed aunng our uMciuv.i tWSyCar- RACHEL L. PETERS. President Forty Fort Teachers' As sociation. George Sokolsky m THEME Of THE WEEK Nobody has to buy a bond. No one will go to Jail if he does not buy a bond. It Is your business whether you want to buy or not- strictly your own business. Edgar Guest THANKSGIVING For every brave boy, land and sea, And of Thy soacious skies,- Hear us, dear Lord, whose prayers to Thee From grateful hearts arise. For all their courage under care, nMii. rtatienra under natal. This day we come with grateful prayer And shaU each night again. For every miracle of aid wvi.h fnith in Thee restored And brought to safety boys who prayed, We thank Thee, gracious Lord. Grant soon, we pray, that victory We lnnir have waned ior. When peace on earth again wiU be, Ana war snail De no more. (Copyright, 1044, Bdtar A. Ouwt.) Answers To Questions Q. What was tha first industry In the United States? W. H. K. A. The first industrial enterprise in the ..United States was a glass bottle factory erected in the Virginia Holoriv noon after 1807. The works were about one miieirom dames town. Q. Please name the Nine Muses. S. K. B. A. The Nine Muses were: Clio, the muse of history: Calliope, the muse of epic poetry; Melpomene, the muse of tragedy; Thalia, the muse of comedy; Terpsichore, the muse of the choral lyric and the dance; Erato, the mm. of love noetrv: Euterpe, the muse of flute music; Urania, the muse of astronomy; Polymnia, tne muse of religious A poetryLor Jhe pantomime. . o. What la meant by "helden- tenor" and tenor "robusto'T B. K. u A. The term "heldentenor" means dramatic tenor. A tenor robusto is one whose voice is especially firm and bold. A reader ean get the answer to any question of fact by writ-' ing the Times-Leader Evening News Information Bureau, S16 Eye St, N. E. Washington 2, D. C. Please enclose three (3) cents for return postage. Down Memory's Lane From Times-Leader Files of November 23, 1924 4 , "Mallow Leads Homer R. Mallow, proprietor of Hotef Sterling, is now leading in the national contest among hotel people for a Rolls-Royce automobile, ac cording to the contest bulletin board in front of Grand Central Palace, New York City. From Times-Leader Files ef November 23, 1914 Golden Jubilee Special services were held today in the Welsh Presbyterian Church of Warrior Run in observance of the fiftieth anniversary of tha church. : At the Orpheam ... - The Zane. Grey thriller, "The Border Legion," with Antonio More no Helena Chadwick and RockJiffe Fellows, is the screen attraction at the prpheuin yheatr. - ' i Automobiles Crash Moonev. collided with another driven by E. A. Herrick, of Pocono Lake, at Market and Butter streets, .ungston, Sunday afternoon. No one was injured, but the Mooney car was badly damaged. .. Sleighing In Foeonos There is snow in the Pocono Moun tains from four to five inches deep. providing good sleighing from the ton of the cut-off hill all the way over the mountain. Tha snow is jacked in a smooth and hard ur-ace. Q. Is a soldier stationed In Ha waii overseas? L. T. A. A. A soldier stationed in Hawaii is considered on foreign duty for pay purposes. Q Do Army officers have to buy their own uniforms? C. D J. A. An initial uniform allowance is nrovided newly commissioned officers in the Army. Replacements must be purchased by the officers themselves. Q. Must an American soldier have permission to marry a New Zealand girir V. L. L. A. Army personnel on duty In any foreign country must obtain tne permission of their .superior officers if they are to marry. i . Q. May the wife of a soldier who is stationed In Hawaii join her hus band? R. W. A. . At the present time the wives of soldiers stationed in the Hawaiian Islands are not permitted to go to the islands. . And so is tha war your own busi ness. 'You might hava a son in this war. He might be in Europe or in the Pacific or in lots of other places in the world. Surely whatever he does is your business. StricUy your business, you had no particular choice as to whether he would go 10 tne war or what he would do in it He is your sacrifice your prime sacrifice for your country. He may come back alive and whole or he may return maimed or just as a name in a telegram. There is nothing you can do about that But there are Americans who can do a great many things about that There is General Marshall and Admiral King: there is General Eisen hower and General MacArthur; there is Admiral wimitz and General Pat- ton. But they are not the only ones. There are those who order and make the munitions of war, the airplanes, the tanks, the guns, the ieerjs. the suns ana shoes, the food, the medi cines. the blood these Americans can do a great deal about vour bov. They can try to have everything where it should be in the proper (juHnuues 10 ao ine ngnt job. No, nobody has to buy a bond But it is a way of looking after your business. It is a way of looking after that boy of yours. That is the noint aDoui Duyine Donas it is attendlnc suucuy io one s private business. There are a lot of differences of opinion in this country. We auarrel pomicauy. we row about the future. we are dissatisfied with many of the conditions facing us. But all that is beside the point when it comes to buying bonds, because bonds have nothing to do with likes or dislikes, with partisanishin or hatreds. Rnnris nave notning to do with any of that. Bonds are for winning the war. What Is Important , And the curious thine about It In that you don't even have to like the war or even to be sold on the noil. tics of the war. You mav not care for what was done at Bretton Woods or Dumbarton Oaks. You don't have to agree with anything. What is important is that our hova do not want that they have everything they need, even things that may be wasted so that they are not handicapped in uieir niarcn 10 victory. . Wise Sayings Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts: the sight' of the deep-blue sky, and the clustering stars above, seems to impart a quiet to the inifd. - . Huawarcs. CORRECT SPEECH . Kara 1 maeiu -raii ta eon-act anaaok and wiitinr In . Euliali. Uatint mora than t.OOO word moit frequently nispronoanaad, miupallad, r nisaiad by tha aaraca $riea. Baeaoaa alipa af ua tonffua art mar annareaa than alipa f tha pan, aapaoial oar ahauld , M tekra ta arold thm. ... USE THIS OOXTPOH Tha Wllkaa-Ban Ttmaa-IadT . . Evaninc Maw Information Barara, t lit Era St., X. I., . Withiurtoa t, S. C. ' 1 , I aaeloa harawita TEH CISTS la eala (earafnlly wrapped in papar) for a aapp af ta WOU BOOKLET. VAXB IBEEX OB BUBAL B0UTI crrr JIaTE . - (Mat) T Watil&ftan, D. O.) Some people think that only those are patriotic who agree with everything, but .that is not the American way. There is just as much natriot- ism in not agreeing. So you don't have to refrain from buying bonds oecause you were on tne defeated side in the last election. That has nothing to do with buying bonds. In fact, the defeated side must buy mure oonas man anybody else, Just to prove to themselves that it does not make any difference. They need to prove it to themselves first and men to the Germans and the JaDa. nese. Not to the British: Not to the Russians. But to the Germans and Japanese. Because those folks over thorn in Germany-and Janan need to know that when the free-born neonlo of America noia a presidential election and divide close to even there is no quarrel between them. They have 10 prove to tne uermans and the Japanese that an American election is not a quarrel; that whereas we call each other names, we buy bonds, too. And that when we buy bonds we are united. We are one people. (Copyright, 1944; king Features.) George Dixon in NOT LOM UNG Lubbock, Ta. Nov. U Taxani ar the flneal people in lha World, and I wont haar a word ta tha contrary not until 1 fat bayoud tha borders oi this SUta. But they have one baffling peculiarity. They dont seem happy unlets they get nte on a bora, I cannot under land this Urtdanc because. I nver remain on the teed long enough to make it worth while. But they do But seam lo mind. Tbry laugh like the greathearted felkiwt they are every time I fall off. They do not even ihow rancor when I land On their growing things, such at cactus. On this Traj-tn-ln.war tour of newspapermen I get invited lo mount nag In practically every place we vult. On second thought A I do not believe "Invited" is thafj right word. Our hosts insist on ltw i keep telling them I do not wish to put them and the horses to any trouble but with the true hosottalitv of the Southwest they always as sure me u m no trouble at alL In fact I have been able lo And only two in all Texas who seem to find it any bother ma and the horse. I suppose. In a way. it is all tha fault of me and my bla. blabblnv mouth. When I came down hera 1 confided that Texas reminded me a lot of the Place I used to liva Mnnu. jaw, Saskatchewan. I meant. Texas is big. with wide, flat prairie. The weather la mm. what different because, un In U. aw, w only had two seasons win. ter and fair week. Actually I ui only trying to make eonveraatlnn But they seemed to aet th M. that I was Dractieallr an u mu. hand, or rider of the purple sage. I did not bother ta correct this lm- premsion at the time because wmrt were in Houston and thr fobby 0 k ln tnt wholThtel But it wasn't Inn hefnra mm mnt to where there were horses. Whereupon Mr. Bill Mason, tha Kl R.r.i Tire and Rubber Lnmmn man from Akron, Ohio, said: Wonderful Surprise "I have a wonderful surprise for u. It was a little hard to swing if I swung it. I hava irrmi tnl you to make the nt W h. . on horse back." " v1 toyr- J?ason w terribly thoughtful of him but that I wouldn't be able to do it heram. 1 h.t glected to bring along my leather chaps and boots. .u understand how I forgot them," I said. "I hardly ever go anywhere without at least mw saddle and spurs." "That is aH right" said Mr. Mason. I have alSb arranged for the loan fu. chaP "nd Pur- What' do you think about that?" ( "I think you are a hound." I aaid. I may as well admit I have onlyav been on a horse once before in myO life and that waa t7v m. nv,-V , - - - - a liiic; tooit. Furthermore six guys out of camera range were holding the beast by the tail. Well." replied Mr. ttiun can tell them that I won't ' But I jj-uiiK you are going to have trouble. The news that you are practically the Lone Ranger has gone on ahead. I am sure you will be invited to mount many a gallant mustang." . The upshoot was that I fell off horses in Temple, Austin, Corpus Chnsti. Freeoort. San Jaclntn Tvi.,- Athens, Longview, ' Abilene and' across most of the Panhandle, which is a region of Texas wh th. ground is very hard on account of little rain-fall. By the tim wa ant itn na. Lubbock, which is a big cotton center, I was known on the tour as the Tbouncing boy." Furthermore I harf confessed unnecessarily that I had never done any horse-backing in Moosejaw because you riM nnt naari a norse to sit and pound out items of local interest. Nevertheless, thev forced another nag, explaining that they had a very quick photographer who could get a picture before I fell off. This turned out to be trim and quite a coincidence because the nho. tographer was Sergt. Herb McCory, Jr., whose father Is a veteran press jjjiuiujs in new xotk. ana a irjena of vug Biauumg. uet. this over with aulck." I told young Herb, "or, when I see him, I will punch your old man In the now You are a trifle too big yourselfl" ' (Reproduction Prohibited.) English Lessen By W. h GORDON WORDS OFTEN MISUSED; Tin not say, "The source of her Injury was an automobile accident" Say, "The cause of her Injury." Source stresses the idea of beginning or origin, and is often misused for cause. OFTEN MISPRONOUNCED; Literature. Pronounce lit-era-tur, i as in it, e as in her unstressed, a as in ask unstressed, u as in unit, accent 1 first syllable, and not lit-er-chur. i OFTEN MISSPELLED: Christen: observe the t. ' SYNONYMS: Neeliiene. inatten. tion, remissness, oversight ""TODAY'S WORD; Mandatory! vnn. taining an authoritive command! hence, obligatory. "The Instructions were mandatory, and they were compelled to go." Odd Facts Earthquake vibrations travel through the earth at a sneed f 3J5 miles a minute. When stitching leaves toe-ether for a nest, ants use their ailk-anln. ning" young as shuttles. Highlights From Books "BRIDGE TO BROOKLYN"' As American as the town; in its title, Albert E. Hell's "Brldee- to Brooklyn" Holt: $2.75) continues the adventures of the rollickint Roeers family. We meet Jesse Rogers,""his wue, ana tneir tnree unmarried children, Georgina, Teresina, and Henry in the year 1877, when the bridge to orooKiyn was a topic of heated debate. Jesse, an experienced railroad man, gounaea the consensus: "An unfortunate enterprise! They will never get a bridge to Brooklyn finished. It is beyond the canacitv of stone ana sieev f '; V , But his attitude changed when be was cauea in to handle the freight problems connected with the con struction. The prospect of Brooklyn V for Victory , A highly sensitive electrical instru ment called a torouemeter is de signed to measure the' twist in the hollow steel shaft connecting an airplane engine to its propeller. , This information, conveyed to the plane's instrument board, enables the pilot to adjust the errws to , achieve axun&n fuel economy, . 1 seemed exciting, after staid Philadelphia. Once settled in their new home, Mrs. Rogers set as her goal the attainment of a "proper position" and the marrying off of her two dan li ters. History of the day finds its way into the' story, Including the assassination of Garfield, the visit to America of Oscar Wilde,., and the Hayes-Tilderi ' controversy. , Hiehlv amusing is the indignatioii of the Irish when they learn that .Queen Victoria's birthday has been chosen as the date for the dedication nf th Brooklyn Bridge, and Jesse's ascension in a balloon provides a chuckle. Mr. Idell has done aeain what ha did in his "Centennial Summer" written simple, colorful entertain ment ' ' t .... : - SHOP DEVELOPMENT - 'Clipper Shin Men." by Alexander Laing (Duell, Sloan & Pearce: $3.00) is the fascinating story of the rie. velopment of the "perfect shin." Mr. Laing. who has his sublect down coia, goes bade to the beginning seafaring and provides the. back' ground leading up to that great era of the mH-l!Vg, which produced ur na iKippera lasting Jam. vn - of rJ 5.S

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