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Sffl---•"-&»*-••-—'»• toons .BBlttot 5 MttbliMhti Jutte IS. 187*- JttmOft t*lSfi»0 MIRROR BUILDING, KW-1001 QMtn A.V*., Altoon*. PA. f>. SLfcH ............ President JOHNSTON ..... Managing Editot errs SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ctnts MAIU SUBSCRIPTION RATES: , vpj Month 0» advance) .60 b if* month* On advance) *3.M TsoSi yew (is *«»*«<*) *7.oo J ' TELEPHONES: j All Phone 7171. > TM Altoena Mirror »s a member o/ the ! JUMtt fiurf-n of Clreulatjon and the • — eutton. V TI» Alloon* Mirror assumes no financial ""'fWpOTWtbimr for typographical errors in <> adTertlsements. nut will reprint that part M »tt advertisement In which the typo»' HMfibleal error occurs. Advertisers will •Wttie notify the manngtment Immediately • 61 any error which may occur. Entered aa second class matter at toomt postofflce. Al- I I'! I AVERAUK UAILT PAID CIUCU- ^ATION DURING APRIL. 29,279 TCESt»AY, MAY 27, 1930. A THOUGHT FOR TODAY. ' They hate him that re- trakcth.—Amos 5:10. ~\E\V LOVE TO HEAR the sins ^ they love to act.—Shakespeare. tetaerg to «^opt the system of i>«- rnftry clfectloft*. In course of time, however, the primaries fell Into the hands of the practical politicians, KM the last state of affairs was believed by many to be far more reprehensible than its first. As out readers have doubtless learned before this time, the recent primaries -were participated in very largely by the independent voters— the citizen who has not been affiliated with the machine—with results rnther surprising to those who usually forget to look below the surface—and some of the big fellows are disposed to engage in a quarrel with each other during the progress of the campaign. At the same time the more thoughtful and discerning the leaders are disposed to caution . and to submit to the inevitable with the best grace possible. There are periods in the history of the human race when the best laid plans of those who have been- nrcustomed to leadership are smashed by an, unexpected rush of public sentiment. Upon such occasions the wise politician conceals his discomfit lire, keeps his tongue under control, accepts the final result with\put- ward composure and undertakes to bide his time with whatever composure he finds himself able to muster. If, indeed,'lie is as wise as he ought to be, he turns in with the victors and helps them to win the eventual victory, in November. TIMELY TOPICS WHAT OTHERS SAY DICK R NOT A GOOD SIGN. 1VEN SO BITTER A FIGHT as was waged at the recent primaries for the nominations for United 'States senator and governor in Pennsylvania failed to bring out one-half of the registered vote in Blair county and only about 30 per cent of all those who should have been qualified to vote, according to the statistics. Of the 46,890 voters in the county, only 21.090, or 45 per cent, cast ballots. The city made a better showing than that portion of the county outside of Altoona, yet with 'no greater incentive to exercise the , franchise. In Altoona 18,801 men and women w-ere registered and 12,117 went to the polls. This is 64.4 per cent of the registered voters. In the boroughs and townships of Blair county 29,089 were registered and 8,973 cast ballots, or only 30.8 . per cent of the voters. Perhaps the people who live in the city take a deeper interest in political matters than those who live in the borough and rural sections. In any event the figures are not a very flattering commentary on the citizens of Blair county as a whole. Just what do they say? , In the boroughs and townships the registration assessor registers the number of persons eligible to participate in primaries and elections. They returned last year 29,089 names. In the city registration is made a ' personal matter. That is to say, each individual citizen of the United Styles over 21 years of age must personally visit his voting place and • register. » Altoona contains four-sevenths of the population of Blair county and the boroughs and townships three- aeventha, approximately. Now, if 29,089 persons were registered in the boroughs and townships, Altoona must have upwards of 40,000 men and women eligible to vote, if registered. Yet of this number only a fow more than 12,000 were sufficiently concerned about the •election of party candidates to register. Approximately 28,000 Al- 1 toonans disfranchised themselves. Just how they desire their iudif- ' ference to be interpreted is difficult to Bay. They would hardly want it •aid that they have little or no in- i terest in th^ir government or in the character and calibre of the men who are chosen as their public servants, yet that U what it amounts to. Analyzing the figures we find that of the 68,000 potential voters in Blair County—40,000. in Altoona and 29,000 in the boroughs and. townships—only 21,000 actually voted last Tuesday. Thin is SO per cent of all the men ojwfl women who might have qualified to exercise the franchise. Thus 70 p*r cent remained away from the polls for one reason or another and allowed 30 per cent of the electors to select the nominees. Thin is not a good sign. A HOVEL EXPERIMENT. T HE ALTOONA SCHOOL, board has decided to conduct the commercial department of the Senior High school without a head during the 1930-31 term of school. I'ECENTLY 1 SAW this motto in a boy's club. It read: "A clean mind means a clean heart." That little rule is full of meat when we come to think of it, for it means much more than mere right living and right thinking, says Olive Roberts Barton, special feature writer for the NBA Service, Inc. , For instance, what about the mind that knows its own weaknesses and the misbehavior of the body it belongs to? W« all misbehave—who lives that is perfect or even nearly perfect? Things stay in the mind to Worry us. The things that children do worry them. Is the mind then to ponder over its faults continually— or must it remain forever marked? Is there any way for it to become clean? Yes, there is, absolutely. I don't know whether the quotation that, "Honest confession is good for the soul" comes from the Bible or not. But that good book stresses confession over and over again nnd undoubtedly in our newer intelligent interpretation of things we begin to see the philosophy of it. Now we get down to cases. What is the child to do if we want him to keep his mind "clean"? Talk it over with his mother or father! Not from any moral or religious motive, particularly, but because it is necessary to his happiness, health, and future behavior to get out all of the bad spots possible. I think it is clear. When he has done something that he knows is wrong, if he has wilfully disobeyed, or done- something to hurt someone else, lied perhaps, destroyed something—oh there are so many things that impulsive, or tempted, or experimental children get into before they know it!-^why then not try to Big Navy Woe. Some of the developments since the signing at London of the three- naval armaments are of ft soft sore-. ly to perplex the public. In Washington Admiral Jones and Admiral Bristol, with the other members of the navy general board, condemn the treaty because, in their judgment, it fails to give this country real parity with Great Britain, and because its concessions to Japan increase the marked advantage that country now possesses over the United States in far eastern jwaters. Yet in Great Britain a majority of the conservative members of the house of .commons have signed a • categorical protest against the same treaty and are prepared to support a motion for its rejection. That super-John Bull, Winston Spencer Churchill, whose love for the United Slates •, notoriously is a negative quantity, is planning to lead the revolt against the MacDonald government as well as against his fellow conservatives who follow Stanley Baldwin in giving support to the treaty, British critics of the instrument assert that national and imperial defense would be jeopardized by the proposed limitations on cruisers and bv the proposed holiday in battleship construction acquiesced in by Prime Minister MacDonald and his fellow delegates to the naval conference. Then there are the Japanese diehards. In Tokyo the opposition party is denouncing the three-power treaty vociferously. It contends that the concessions won .by the Japanese . delegation are insufficient and that the delegation should have demanded and obtained a higher ratio of sea power as compared with that of Great Britain and the United States. Now, all the sets of indignant nationalist critics of the treaty who vociferate in longitudes'east or west of Greenwich cannot be right. It is entirely, possible, however, that all By GRACE K. bOIiUMtt, XJQNTRAHY TO Its custom, IB going to bfi given over today, to the productioii of another than myself—for the simple reason that 1 received ft letter that is so very, very interesting t want to share all of it with .tKe readers of The Mirror. , You remember Mrs. Margaret Warner, Who wrote .the beautiful little poem about the whippoorwill, published in this Column last week one evening? Well, the letter is from her, and is so beautifully written, and contains a sweet if sad story of a pair of birds, and is such an intimate word picture of the memory of a kind and loving father, that is would be a shame to give but a. few extracts from it, Here' is the letter: "About the birds. Will you pardon me if I inject a personal note? I know you will when I tell you it is necessary to do so, in order to explain this tenderness of mine for the feathered creatures. "I suppose most folks do love birds, but all effects have a cause, and the cause ot my liking birds goes back to early childhood. "My father, John W. Love, many years ago a teacher in the business schools of the city, was a great loVer of birds and he had a way with "Often have I heard him whistle and whisper and bring the shy creatures of the wood to his feet, and robins to his hat brim. "This denr, wonderful father of mine has been gone to the Great Beyond for almost ten years, but the sight of a robin brings to me instant, tender memories of him. "And so, first on the bird list is the tale of Dick and Fanny, robing, (not birds I met in the jungle—these students for secretaries, bookkeepers, stenographers and typists for business and industrial establishments. Their work "being necessarily important, their preparation for it should be thorough and complete. We do not know who is responsible for thie brilliant scheme to operate the commercial department without a head. It will be a novel experiment and not without certain economical possibilities. If one department can be successfully run without a head, why not all departments? If all the departments could be run without heads, why not dispense with the services of the school principals? If we could get along without department heads and school principals, why engage a superintendent? Carried to its last analysis, perhaps we may finally see the schools operating without teachers. MB. KOBB HONORED. rr^HE ANNUAL DINNER of the J. Senior High scljool faculty last night was marked by a feature no less pleasant that it was unusual. It was the last dinner of the faculty with Dr. George D. Robb as the head of the Senior High school, a respond sible position which he has filled so acceptably and well during the past thirty-seven years. Consequently the teachers who have been undw his direction desired to convey to him in no uncertain fashion the good feeling that they have entertained toward their leader. So they surprised him by presenting him with a purse. Thus the teachers evidneced by their generous gift of gold not only their high esteem for'him as a man and as an educator, but also their appreciation of his services, his uniform kindness to them and his willingness to help them in season and out. When he retires at the close of the present term it will be with the fine friendship and well wishes of the Senior High faculty. us about it? It is a habit easily established in little children. I like the child who goes 'to his parent and tells. And what's more, I like the parents whose child goes to him and tells. Right there we meet up with the other problems of punishment. I think this very thing is one of tho most perplexing things that confronts even the wisest parent. What is to be done if a child who deserves punishment comes and tells what he has done? Are we to discourage his frankness by insisting on retribution? And on the other hand, aren't we encouraging future misconduct by allowing him to go •perpetually scot-free of paying a penalty unless we do punish him? If we do the latter thing, isn't it eventually going to change his motive for telling and won't he feel that by merely confessing he may do pretty much as he pleases? I believe that the earnest, right- minded parents with a sense of fairness will be able to adjust this. For a parent can establish such an attitude of faith and trust in the child that the child will still come to him to talk it out and be willing to abide ness and honestly about his acts. Besides he'll be able in time by seeing things in their true light, with older advice and understanding, to better control his own conduct. Anyway, we've always stressed too greatly the idea of punishment in child- training and too little the constructive and instructive training that gets at the very roots and motives behind misbehavior. I believe the mind that has "come clean" is a greater foundation for right character than the memory of a strap. CROSSROADS. j (Chicago News.) Crossroads'! Turn left, and leave the crowded road To seek the quiet resting place prepared For those who, losing strength to bear life's load, Here left the burden, and no farther fared. Crossroads! Turn right. Our tribute we have paid At memory's fitful shrine to comrades gone tually embodies a. fair and reasonable compromise, as advocates of ratification everywhere affirm is the oase ._Chicago Ddtly News. • * * Not Complimentary. 1 Things have reached the point where a man may no longer feel, complimented by the statement that he is full of ginger.—Indianapolis Star. • Public Overlooked. 'The tornado is another hit-and-run performer that has no regard for tho public.—Des Moines Tribune- Capital. » , « More Preparedness. Japan has arranged to furnish instructors for the Chinese national army, and we suppose Russia will regard that as an unfriendly act.— Des Moines Tribune-Capital. • * « A Reminder. If 'one Is not successful in business, it might be well to-recall that in "business" the "U" must come before, the "I."—Christian Science Monitor. • * * Try nnd Stop Him. II Duce might stop talking like Kaiser Bill long enough to recall what happened after all his talk.— Lynchburg Virginia News. Citing a City Need. A city of the fourth class is one' that has everything a civilized community needs except a few good pitchers.—Buffalo Evening News. Doubly Correct. A court has gravely decided that fleas can not be trained. Those we have met needed no training.—Florence (Ala) Herald. Guessing the Weather. We have reached the period of the year when the forecaster takes three swings at a cool wave prediction before he hits it.—Toledo Blade. » » * " In the Shadow. It is sixty-five years since Appomattox, but there is to be a Confederate reunion this year as usual. As on previous occasions, Southern newspapers speculate whether this reunion will be the last. Some one pnmrRde^ ^one i jeuuiuu w**i wv. ....~ ——. into mystic lands! where, un- described the Civil war as a "Boys „ ., J -i,rnf" hpnaiise of the voutn 01 tne still beyond tna CUTTING PRICES. T HE ANNOUNCEMENT is made that the principal book-publishing houses of the country are upon the eve of making a drastic cut in the price of ordinary cloth-bound books. More paper-backed books are also to appear and their price will be fine news for all who love good books and prefer to own rather than borrow them. For many months past books have been very expensive. An ordinary, novel has been selling at J2.50 per volume while biographies and other more serious works can not be procured for less than $5 per volume. At such prices the book lover of limited means has frequently been compelled to turn away from a volume for which he yearned. We imagine that a material decline in the price of current' books will be followed by a very considerable increase in circulation. The publication of paper bound volumes at a greatly reduced price will also prove a boom to many. afraid, They venture latest sun. Crossroads! Turn not to right or left, but straight array They follow on who ever serve, and wait The Master's call to work while it is day. THE TERSE AGE. (Omaha World-Herald.) It happened in Denver. A couple stood in front of a bishop. The joined hands. The bishop said, "Married" that and nothing more. Denser attorneys say hte marriage was legal. Possibly, some time, this same couple will stand before a judge seeking separation, and possibly the judge will merely look them over and say, "Divorced.',' Then may come a time when one or both of the interested parties will die and the officiating personage may merely remark, "Dead," and the earth will • begin to fall into their resting place. We are reaching quite a terse age, aren't we? A newspaper editorial asks what has become of the custom in boxing circles of awarding the championship belt to the heavyweight king. Judging from recent championship affairs it would seem most of the contestants really are below the belt. The thief who entered a sausage company in Chicago and made away with blueprints of forty sausage models apparently believed in "getting 'em while they're hot." M , ' IKUKPENUJSNT VOTUU. EN WHO Itf T1MEB PAST aspired to party leadership were Mver overly fond oi tutt-wide jji-i- ' ronr*"" or of any other policy which nve the uuotticiiil members of the *W^y much bay 111 the management f Ot IU affairs. They pi x-f erred to ' fc**i> the attain* of the parly cou- : ««tr»ttd la the huuda of a uinglt BUM), or »' the best — or worct— under ttuk direction of two or three leaden*. ptt*-rn*n-rule wa* the must buuce^o- |U» ot nil. - 3>uriH£ the prugrcac ot the yeaib VC U*ve hod a gouj deal ol political ttauUou lo Pennsylvania. The grcM'- is>£ dlocouttut ol the private m,cm- 1 bfcr» ot the parly -Die mtu and WttlMB dOiiMUtutiu h ' its uc'lual evsutmtJly (.oujpeHtd parly The report that the marines are making Nicaragua prosperous indicates that the natives and not the marines have the situation well in hand. KNCOUf ACiING NKWS. (Chriatiau Science Monitor.) Reports from Simla, India, where a conference of provincial ministers was held recently to discuss the opium problem, state, on the authority of the viceroy, who presided, that, the internal consumption of opium having been much diminished, steps are being taken to eradicate it. No one, surely, will take seriously any i-ry of "personal liberty" that may be raised. HORSES WER'E NOT INSURED. (Ohio Btute Journal.) There are persons driving 110- horsepower autos today who wouldn't have been trusted out with a horse and buggy fifteen years ago, even if they could have learned to harness the horse. Little Durutby thinks that Baton Rogue is a new kind of cosmetic. MIRRORGRAMS Kindness it always good form. High idealu rarely appeal to the lowdown. Losing your head does not help you to get ahead. Kcunouiy ia what everyone wants Hie otlitc fellow to practice. In every organization >ou will h'nd a ijuiel man in the background keep- iug the wheels turning. 23 YEARS AGO TODAY i'roni the Mirror Files. William H. Watti-ing? aged 59, died at his home in Bellwood. Luther Ginder of Altoona was among the graduates at Meruersburg college. David Ruggles, aged 45, a native of Leamfi'Hville, died at his homu at Hoanoke, Va. Kev. Frederick R. Rupley of Chainbtrsburu was chosen pastor of Trinity Reformed church to succeed Rev. George. Liinbert, deceased. Paul S. Thompson, agi-d 18, of Tyrone died of injuries received when he was struck by a hose cart as it was being driven in response to a tire alarm. Tlie First United Kvaugeli'-al church, Sixth avenue and Eleventh street, which ail bei-n I i-modelcd, was n-iU-dii-iUed. Kev 1 . It. Dubs and tin; pastor, Kev. il. A. Keiiuulley, officaUug. war" because of the youth of the majority of the combatants. But lads who were 15 in 1861 are 84 this year, and that is rather old to march in parades and make long, hot journeys. Nevertheless, accommodations have been prepared for 5,000 and a full attendance is expected, partly because there is much talk that this reunion will be tho last, partly be- . cause it/is being held at Gulf port. Miss. Here was the home of Jefferson Davis. From his place near by, Beauvoir, he went to the senate and to his traglo presidency at Richmond. At Beauvoir, too, he wrote the story of the confederacy. Lee and Jackson, much more than Davis, were the idols of the confederate army. But the name of Davis stands for the tradition, and June 3 will see as many of the veterans as can reach Gulfport paying tribute to the southern president and will hear them piping thinly the rebel yell.—New York Times. ANNIVERSARIES ,11'r.lA WARD IIOWK'S 11IHTII. On May 27, 1819, Julia Ward Howe, American author and reformer noted for her Civil war poem, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," was born in New York city. Although the poem made her famous and won for her the honor of being the only woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Mrs. Howe was one of the most active and versatile personalities of her day. She advocated prohibition, preached occasionally from Unitarian pulpits, was one of the organizers of the American Woman Suffrage association and was a zealous worker for prison reform, for world peace and other humanitarian movements. Mrs. Howe wrote the "Battle Hyrnn" at the request of James Freeman Clarke, who went with her and others to visit an army post near Washington-. She heard soldiers .singing "John Brown's Body" as it hey returned from skirmish, and while the wounded were being carried to their pallets, she was inspired to write her poem. IN THE LITTLE LANE. After five elms close press two apple trees, That scatter blossom-largesse on tlie knees of tangled thorn Where little wrens are born; And hidden there are minstrels' galleries, Where Masters, worthy of an Km- peror's fees, Sing with tlie voice of thrush or nightingale To all tho clouds that sail The sky; There, little winds, made captive, love, to lie Swinging the grass innumerable hours Drowsy with fragrance from the hedgerow llowtrs. —A. D, Wilsuii, iu Tho l j oetry He- view (London). who were pets' and friends of my father's, and the first of my bird acquaintances. "Early one morning my father and I noticed a commotion among the chickens, and on investigation found them clustered about and pecking at a baby robin. • "Father took him to the house and my sister and I started out to .the edge of the woods, a short distance away, in quest of worms. "After a little time spent in digging I heard an excited call, and running to my sister found another baby robin lying at .her feet. "When we arrived back home, my fahter declared the "two babes in the woods," being a pair, should be called Dick and Fanny. "At the time of the advent of Dick and Fanny, my mother's health demanding fresh air and quiet, we were living in a rather remote part of the mountains, and game laws being as they were, my father did what he considered the logical thing to do. "He built a large, roomy house, painted it green, and mado it as comfortable as possible, and installed Dick and Fanny in it; and no mother bird ever cared more tenderly nnd consistcnly for her babies than my father, Professor J. W. Love, cared for those two foundlings. "As soon as they were able to fly they were let out every morning, returning of their own aceord each evening. ."Fanny, being a lady, developed a tendency to tease, and at evening when my father would stand at the edge of the old oak grove and whistle, though both birds would answer almost at once, Dick would hop and flutter near and ever nearer, coming at length to perch on the brim of my father's hat. "But Fanny would call and fly from tree to tree, flutter coyly and hesitate, fly back a short distance and cock her head on one side. "When my father called and coaxed she would come slowly nearer; but not until my father sat down, discontinued to call, and apparently gave UD trying to coax her to him, would *he come and join Dick on his hat brim or his knee. "One sad day dear faithful Dick did not return, and father whistled and coaxed in vain. Days and weeks passed, and thinking Dick had met an untimely end, and as Fanny was now full grown, father sent her forth one day and did not try to call her back. "After lingering around for several days, 'calling and coaxing, she no doubt answered the call of the wild, and went about the business of being a busy mother robin. "Four months' later faithful Dick fluttered into the kitchen—such a bedraggled, heartsick Dick! He drooped about for a few days, and one evening curled his poor little body in the palm of father's hand and sighed his last tiny breath. "We lived near an anthracite coal mine, and my father found, by diligent inquiry, that Dick had flown into the mouth of the shaft, and no doubt became lost in the branching underground chambers. "But the God given instinct, the call of home, love, nature or what name it goes by, was stronger than accident, loss of bearings, darkness, dampness and disaster; and little Dick returned to what was home to him—the place where he was loved most of all. "After all the years, I was vividly reminded of the end of Dick last spring when a young robin, trying uncertain wings, flew into the sharp stucco pillars of our porch, 'and fluttered to the ground. "Tho I tried to revive him with tiny tastes of water, he was too badly injured, and finally he quivered and lay .still in my hand. "And Time seemed to roll back, and I fancied myself a child, and seemed to see again my dear father us he looked down at the still form of Dick in his hand. "So strong, so lasting are the impressions of childhood." Hasn't it been a beautiful true story? And did you find your eyes were wet as you read of the sad fate of little Dick? And doesn't it help you to love the little feathered songsters more than ever? SOMETHING TO ItEMEJMHEU. (Cnriatiun Science Monitor.) It will be. well to remember, in apple blosHom time, that a basket oi apples on the kitchen table next fall is better than a spray of blossoms now on the library table. QUOTATIONS forty "America is rebuilt every years." — A. E. Dickinson. "Every man who does not do his best commits tlie unpardonable sin." — William Lyon Phelps. "He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his lather's wisdom than lie who has a great deal left him does to his father's care." — William Penn. "I have been through live business depressions. They all act alike. Tile men who, if business fell off lib' per cent increased their .jelling effort 75 per cent, managed to pull through, as if there were no depression, and the elicrts of such men tend to shorten tlie periods of de— Thomas A. Edison. REFLECTIONS By THE BEFEBEE. D URING THE next decade or so the subject of old-age pensions will come in for a lot more attention in America than it has ever had before. That is putting it mildly, of course, for it has hardly had any attention at all so far; but in a few years it will be arousing a lot of discussion. People are beginning to realize that the community has a certain responsibility in respect to the support of the aged. Nevertheless, an old-age pension of any consequence is bound to be highly expensive. , For instance: The Massachusetts legislature is now considering an old- age pension bill which, Sf passed, would add a considerable load to the state's budget. Yet it calls for payments of only $8 a week to men over 65 and women over GO. If Massachusetts passes this bill it will be doing a liberal thing. Yet ?8 Is not a very sizable income, any way you look at it. It is not often that you find the voice of Wall Street raised in favor of lower tariff duties. But the current issue of the Magazine of Wall Street presents an editorial which is as sharply critical of the pending tariff bill as anything that Senator Moses' "sons of wild jackasses" have ever said. . ' The editorial begins by asserting that a policy of protection was needed -by this country throughout the early part of its existence; but it adds that times have changed so that protection is not the boon it once was. "We have had free trade on a continental scale, despite the tariff barrier at the boundaries," says the magazine. "Now we require, not free trade, but greater freedom of trade abroad. The policy that was good for 100 years will be, a handicap in the future. . "The new tariff' law will be recorded later ,as an act of folly—obstructive to foreign trade and contrary to manifest destiny." THAT BODY^OF YOURS By JAS. W. BARTON, M. D. D O YOU KNOW that if you were ~ to walk down tho street, attend the theatre or go anywhere where you would meet a number of^ people whether they were old or young, you could say truthfully that at last 1 out of every 7 would die of heart disease. If you were meeting people of 40 years or over you could say that one in every four would die of heart disease; if they were 55.years of age tho number would be even greater. And at the rate of increase of heart disease, the number dying of heart ailments will be still greater in the future. Why does the rate of heart disease increase year after year? Our insurance statisticians tell us that it is due to the greater strain modern business and social life places upon tho digestion and nervous systems with resultant effect upon tlie heart and circulatory symptoms. The underlying cause in most cases • is acute rheumatism. The childhood ailments of scarlet fever, measles, tonsilitia and so forth often leave the heart damaged to soino extent, particularly where the youngster after the acute condition is passed, gets up and around too soon. Now you were born with a good heart and after you have safely passed childhood with your heart in good condition, why is it that heart disease increases; that you may be one of its victims? Simply because of infection from teeth, tonsils or other parts of the body. As you know, all infections get into the blood, and the blood carries them to all parts of the body. As it circulates, the blood lias to pass through the heart and there it sets up trouble in the lining of the heart, and ill the valves which close tlie, openings from one part to another, and to the vessels which carry the blood to the lungs and to ail parts of the body. In addition this infection curi 5 actually damage the heart muscle, and as the heart is made up entirely of muscle with little nerves controlling these muscular fibres, it will its power to do its work properly. These infections also use up its re- servo power, and when the crisis comes the heart is unablv to do its work. Tlie whole idea then is to keep your body free from infection. Have infected teeth and tonsils removed, and «a.l! bladder and .niuuses drained if they are giving trouble. Tlie intestine, should be kept regular. And if any ailment does come don't try to be a hero and stay on your feet. Get right to bed aud you not only x lv ^ your heart its best chance Iu ovi-n-omi- the ailmtnt, but you may be protecting your heart from future trouble. RIPPLING_RHYMES In Olden Times. By WAtT MASON. I T IS NOT STRANGE that Shakespeare wrote such triumphs of the pen, "for modern schemes to get man's goat were not existing then. He could sit down, s in peace, alone, to write a deathless play, and none would call him on the phone and keep it up all day. There was no radio next door to v bellow tinhorn. . songs, and make his Jaded spirit sore while brooding o'er his wrongs. No phonographs were grinding late, on records loud or sett, stale records he had learned to hate, from hearing them so oft. No car went honking past his door with n6ise enough for ten, and so he sat upon the floor and plied his gifted pen. No agents to his window came to sell him bonds and stocks, or to explain some giddy game that would bring in the rocks. The interruptions William knew were trifling; I suppose; the hungry flies around him flew and bit him on the nose.. He longed for an electric fan when sweat rolled by tho quart, but no one then had tried to plan a dingus of that sort. Refrigeration had not yet put microbes on the blink; the cistern was the one best bet when he would have a drink. He had his troubles, one may say, when he sat down to write; j)ut there was quiet all the day, and' twice as much at night. And if ho stepped outside the door, to look for signs of rain, photographers, some six or four, caused him no grievous pain. He was not asked to write his namo in forty million books, to play the autographic game for 'tourists labeled "Brook's." How could a man write "Hamlet" now, or yet "Love's Labor Lost," when there's an everlasting row, his patience to exhaust? How could he dodge the salesmen gay who pester us to death, and still produce a corking play as good as his "Macbeth?" (Copyright, 1930, Georue M. Adams.) MEETING PROBLEfllS. (Chicago News.) While England tries to cope with its unemployment problem through the dole system Spain is relying upon tho duel system te reduce its surplus of unemployed generals. HAS AN ALIBI NOW. (Arkansas Gazette.) Tho man who lets weeds grow in his garden may alibi his shiftlessness on the ground that he's experimenting with plants that may produce rubber. IN HUMOROUS VEIN Husband (seeing her off on the train)—"Now, my dear, as soon as you arrive you must telegraph." Wifo—"Very well. How much shall I telegraph for?"—Toronto Globe. "He proposed to me under the influence of the moonlight." "Are you sure, dear, it wasn't the influence of the moonshine?"—Florida Times-Union. Nicaraguan Flapper—"You'll come back to me aoon, Juan?" Her Bay Friend—"Yes, darling. I'll be gone only a couple of revolutions."—The Pathfinder. "Alf," said the talkative globetrotter, "you shall see the sunset In the east?" "I should like to," replied his friend. "I've never seen it set anywhere but in the west."—Toledo Post. JOBS MAKE JOBS By BRUCE CATION. T HE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE oiv ganizationa that are planning on new construction work during th« "next six months have it in their pow- er'to give the nation a very strong boost on the climb back to proa* perity. Offhand, the increase in employ-* ment' which these projects can provide may not look very Impressive The ultimate effects, however, will be greater than appears on the sur« face. All departments of our national economic system are tied in together so closely that you cannot improve one without helping to improve all. ' Frances Perkins, commissioner of the New York state department of labor, makes thla clear in a speech recently delivered at a conference ot welfare agencies in New York city. If a million men were put to work on public and private construction projects, let's see what would happen," she remarks. "Each man would, before, very long, buy five pairs of sox, one pair of shoes, one suit of clothes and three shirts. Just think What this would mean to tha clothing industry —orders for 5,000,1)00 pairs of sox," 3,000,000 shirts, a million suits of clothes and a million pairs of shoes. "And that Is only a beginning. The families of these men have been stinting for 'months, doing without things they have needed for nearly, a year. As fast as these million men would be paid they would buy in addition to the essentials of food and clothing for themselves and their families, furniture, radios and perhaps even automobiles. Their children would again buy candy and ice cream." That.makes the proposition clearer. Let these extra construction jobs once start and the business revival will get an immensely important stimulus. Not only will more men be employed; the money that they* earn and spend will cause the employment of men in totally unrelated fields. It seems' funny, in a way, that the sum total of national happiness should depend so largely on whether new highways are paved and new buildings are erected, but that is just the situation we are in. Considered as a group, our advance on the pathway toward the better Ufa Is to be guaged In terms of so many million pairs of BOX and shoes. There arc moments when it appears that the new science of indiis- try—the use of mass production, tho maintenance of high wage scales, the strange new economy that calls for the elimination of poverty as *» matter of self-interest—may bring us into an era in human affairs in• comparably more magnificent than anything ever dreamed of before. That is why the restoration of prosperity is so tremendously important, JUST A UKMlNOKIt. (Christina Huloni'o Monitor.) Are you paying heed to your radio manners? The thoughtful neighbor in this warm and open window sca- Kon controls tho sound of his radio loudspeaker in a manner not likely to annoy near-by residents. ABE MARTIN A womun is the most conf usin' thing. She'll kill her hiisbun'u vote an' turn right around an' charge a new drens to him. "Oli, 1 forgot to asli him if lie's still iiiuri'ii-d." said J.iile Bud, speuk- m' o' Artie'li, who's back from hi.-; \veddin' trip. Jului Jf 1 . Uille Co.). CURRENT'COMMENTS Possibly no othi-r man over got back from a vacation with half the satisfaction felt by Jonah. — Toleiio Blade. A prize light IIUK been set to music. j Bop pa Bop Ham may yet succeed Houp pa Boop Hoop. — Okland Tribune. The psychologist who said that all VUHJOUH are born criminals will never be asked to judge a baby ahow.— Indianapolis Star. England hn-s a new policy for India, bul probably it's just another variety of muddling through.— San Anlunio Kvening News. With strong entries from Harvard, Y.-ih: and the University of Chicago, it will soon bo possible to pick the All-America rioting team. — Detroit News. About the only thing we can think' about which to boast is that fact that we are positive we never started a forest fire. — Haverhill Evening LJauette. By I'd suys the members of hi* Antarctic squad conducted thomaelvei like well-cotttuhod football players. Only, of course, they didn't do much kicking.— Dayton Uaily News. A domestic science engineer llnds that there are, eighty operations in the making of a lemon pie, followed by a aui't'icul operation if it is a now briilo who In tliu maker.— Hamilton Ontario Bpuclnlor. We Imvu uhvnyH Ihuuylil llial tho man who opunitOB tho utuam tshovel could itiiiiblu |I!H Income by providing reaervu uuuU at twenty-Uva ceiilu apiece lor |hu Interested apec- tatora.— Juvhauu CltUeu Patriot.

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