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Attft V,-. • 6QNA Managing Editor Cltt SUBSCRIPTION RATES: copy 2 cents (payable monthly) 50 c«nt» HAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One month (hindrance) .60 SIX months (In advance) $3.50 O»» year tin advance) $7.00 ' TELEPHONES.' Sell Phortc 7171. The Altoona Mirror Is h member of the Audit Bureau of Circulation and the American Newspaper Publishers' Association and Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association. The Altoona Mirror assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors In advertisements, but will reprint that part ot an advertisement In which the typographical error occurs. .Advertisers will please notify the management Immediately of any error which may occur. Entered as second class matter at Altoona postofflcc. AVERAGE DAILY PAID CIRCULATION DURING APRIL. 29,279 MONDAY, MAY 5, 1930. A THOUGHT FOR TODAY. The drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty.— . Proverbs 23:21. D RUNKENNESS IS NOTHING else than voluntary madness. —Seneca. DEPENDENTS LINGER. . T TNLESS THE UNUSUAL heat ^-' of the opening days of the current May created wanderlust among some of the county's winter guests, nearly all of them are still lingering in the county home. Protected by that institution from the occasional inclemencies of the very moderate winter that has just passed, we are tvJ that almost the entire company show a marked reluctance to set out upon their travels. We understand there are some countries in the world in which the fortunate and the prosperous are but little concerned about the unfortunate or ' doless. In almost every state of the American Union, however, provision has been made for the unfortunates who are dependent for shelter r -d maintenance either upon the uncertain assistance' of privr-'.s ":Izens or upon public charity as administered in alms. and other public institutions. ; .We ary told that this country conj .tai-s fewer pa-ipers and other de,'. pendents in proportion to population | tU-n almost any other country in 1 , the world. This statement is cal-" ciliated to make most Americans feel quite comfortable. Yet we are far from being without a dependent class. Practically each, of our cities contains men, women and children who, for one reason or other, are dependent upon the public for support. While pauperism is a thing that should not be encouraged, yet it is sor ? satisfaction to realize that the well-to-do people who constitute so ^ large a proportion of the population of th« United States have always shown a sympath • . interest in the unfortunates who are found among our population. It is a fine thing to be unselfish and considerate of thoii toward whom fortune shows a frowning face. wWllgllt by tlwfo£hfleSS*< ness and folly. It lifts always baen so; perhaps it Always will be. When we have grown old Ahd compacted our lite record we are apt to experience, a sense of shame and regret a* we contemplate our blunders and our ot* fenses against wlfdom. We eon-' template with emotions of sorrow, It may be, much of the record Which has bcdome an Inseparable part of our lives. If by .happy fortune and implicit obedience to the advice Of the wise elders among whom Our opening years were happily spent \vc have escaped most of the ugly experiences of our contemporaries we may well be thankfu) to the Providence that has shaped our lives. The sinister fact is that a Very large majority of the inmates of our county jails, or state, reformatories and penitentiaries are young men. Although they are upon the threshold of life, they have already committed a grave blunder. And it is a melancholy reflection that others, still younger, are looking with ignorant admiration and envy upon their sordid example and preparing to follow in their footsteps. With all our American efficiency and foresight, we do not seem able to diminish the number of young criminals, much'''less to make an end of them. Indeed, we are going backward. And yet there seems to be much more we^l-consldered thought among mature men and women concerning the problem of the young American and how to deliver him as well as how to prevent his younger brother from following in his footsteps. It may be that those who arc looking forward hopefully have well-grounded reasons for their optimism; we trust they have. " The ruin of a young life is one of the most melancholy of spectacles. Its prevention may well engage the attention and absorb the energies of all good people. GIRARD STILL LIVES. W HEN STEPHEN GIRARD consecrated his considerable fortune to the use of fatherless boys he won immortality for himself. F -i the moment this wonderful institution first !-~san to function in iccordance with the provisions of the founder's will down to the present time, it has been an effective factor in the promotion of the blessings of civilization and the happiness of orphaned lads. So far as the body of Stephen Gi. xrd is concerned, it perished long ago. But the man himself is quite as much alive, quite as influential today, as he was during his lifetime. -As a matter of fact, he is more truly living now than he was at any time during his earthly existence. And each passing year adds something new and substantial to his influence. Mr. Girard considered the situation of the American boy left without a father in his childhood. He gave a fortune to provide a prac- • tical education for boys who, under less favorable circumstances, would probably have been , deprived of educational advantages. Thus each year has added to the number of educated young men who afe serving the country in useful positions. Without the benefit of Mr. Girard's school they might have been a burden instead of an asset to the country. The example set by Stephen Girard and other citizens, who were as benevolently inclined and as wise as they were wealthy^ should be studied and imitated in divers ways by the wealthy men and women of our country. Thus they would secure for themselves an immortality of usefulnc - and /hot only bless many -young lives but likewise continue to be helpful long after they have ceased from among men. ' TIMELYJOP1CS T HE COOPERATIVE effort that Is being put forward by archaeologists of Pennsylvania to gathef information on the hlsto¥y Of the Indiana who once Inhabited the state should- command general attention. No 'less an authority than Dr. Aled Hrdllcka of the'Smith- sonian Institution has stated that the nation "actually knows less about the pre-hlstory of this state than about that of almost any other In the Union." Thfs cbndl- < tlon has been acknowledged by Pennsylvanians, who claim, hdw- ever, that there are more collSetbrs of aboriginal art here than fh £et- haps any other state. The Society of Pennsylvania Archaeology is at' the head of the. movement, supported 'by the, his. torical societies in the state and the Pennsylvania state historical "Commission. Leaders In many' : ?n*elds < are associated in the worfc. The whole state will be covered.: .. The wealth of Indian material that may be gathered is great,' even if there has been depletion 'due to the advance of civilization and the sale of previously collected articles, outside the state. The leaders acknowledged that the survey should have been made twenty-five years ago, but even if much of value has been lost, no little that is of lasting interest remains. The systematic study of pre-hlstoric Pennsylvania will obviously be of permanent importance not only to the people of the state but to the nation. When the early white settlers came into Blair county there were many Indians around, but they gradually disappeared in a westerly direction. The Indians, at least those who had inhabited this region, were not town builders and thus as ,they dis- - appeared they left little or no evidence of their presence behind them. Archaeologists must necessarily depend, upon burial grounds for evidence of extinct races and even in this respect there is little of value in Blair county. In years gone by it was stated. that there were Indian burying places on the Stlffler farm at Canoe Creek and on the Hlleman farm, now owned by Mrs. Bthel Delozier, at Leamersvlllc. Whether it would be possible to gather any wdrth while material at any of these old burial places is - problematical. SUN STROKES. D EATHS FROM SUNSTROKES in the opening days of May are not usual. Still they are not impossible. In fact the boundless west has reported two or three such casualties for the opening days of the current month. The heat certainly struck our community without warning and manifested little inclination toward moderation. Hence sunstroke here and there. It does not seem possible thus early in the season to procure a cabbage to place in one's hat. Cab-, bage leaves are decidedly scarce and quite diminutive in this section at thin season. . No doubt some diminutive ones are in evidence and a few progressive gardeners may have lome fairly worthwhile leaves. Generally speaking, however, caution will have to take the place of cabbage. Coming out of winter, the human frame requires a certain amount of time in which to adapt itself to un- uvually warm weather. Sensible men and women who are likewise gifted with caution are likely to remember that the human body is not friendly to sudden and violent change* of temperature and to govern their movements anil their con- ciuut accordingly. THE HUMAN TONGUE. R ECENT EVENTS TEND to enforce the old-time suggestion that the human tongue is never better employed than when it is motionless. And this truth is being illustrated and emphasized every day. When a man says a foolish or an indiscreet thing—or a woman, either, for that matter—there is always a chance that the speaker will regret the indiscretion some day. We have already mentioned the case of the distinguished southern citizen whose ambition it was to spend the remaining years of his life' on the bench of the federal supreme court. Because he is charged with the utterance of an indiscreet reference to another race his way to the coveted position is barred at present—and permanently, we suspect. As a matter of fact, however, the' best citizen never -hesitates to express his views courageously and distinctly. He may be ambitious, yet he never permits fear of consequences to shut his mouth when it seems necessary for him to speak'. Discretion is a fine virtue and it is very seldom that mischief follows when it is exercised. The man or woman who knows when to speak and when to, refrain from speaking, and who inevitably acts upon that knowledge is seldom found coming^ tu grief. Their speech is savtred by the salt of discretion. Unfortunately, some of us are very f^r from being discreet. That accounts for :-unii: unpleasant results. WHAT OTHERS SAY Again—It Fays to Advertise. The people of England are eating more fish. Of course, having always been surrounded by the sea and being, a seafaring folk, they have known the merits of a fish diet for , a long time, but of late they have taken to .fish as never before. It all came about .because the British fish trade some time ago agreed to appropriate one penny of every pouhd sterling represented in the value of the fish landed, and use this money for advertising. They spread broadcast the exhortation, "Eat More Fish," and the people caught the inspiration. As a result the business of the British fishing interests has increased more than $5,500,000; the .trawlers that were laid up a considerable part of the time now are busy; new trawlers are under construction, bringing a touch of prosperity to British shipbuilding industries and unemployment has been lessened. In addition, trawlers and boats during the past year used 150,000 tons more British coal, and the coal mining industry has been encouraged. And perhaps best of . all, the food * supply of the British people has been increased and cheapened. So much for advertising.—-Johnstown Tribune. • * • ' Just Wouldn't Do, Why not settle the baseball championship by a straw vote? It would be cheaper and less wearing on the nerves.—Lynchburg News. • ' • * Keeping in Touch. Unrest at European capitals is no mystery. Our ex-Senator Reed is going over to keep an eye on governments at closer range.—St. Louis G16be-Democrat. 1 * * * Chance to See America. Judging from the increase in road expenditures, this ought to be a great year for detours.—Salt Lake Tribune. ~~" • * * A '1'roblem Solved. Lindbergh seems to have solved successfully the problem of aerial back-seat driving.—Charleston Daily Mail. I ... Good Old U. S. A. The trend of British taxation suggests that it may be better to be poor in America than rich in England.—Philadelphia Bulletin. • • * To Curb Hitch-Hiking. It is not difficult to account for the provision prohibiting hitch-hiking in New, York, which is included in the'Bartholomew bill, recently approved by Governor Roosevelt. The practice has become an Intolerable nuisance in many places, as along some -of the main highways leading out of Philadelphia, where on any fair day scores of boys and men not only ,beg for rides but crowd out on the Highway, to the 1 danger of themselves and motorists, and frequently hurl insulting remarks at drivers. But not all hitch-hikers are dangerous or discourteous, and many drivers are glad to exchange rides for the companionship of college students on vacation and other wayfarers during the summer months. Hence it remains to be seen whether the prohibition will be any more effective in New York than similar Jaws are in other states. Discrimination on the part of motorists may be as effective as any law.—Philadelphia Ledger. JUVEMLK CHIM1NAI..S W HAT A PITY it is that so many young persons conduct tlitmuelves in cue!) a tnuught- le»» and reckless manner as to aunuxti their record. If only the >ouug «viu gifted witli the wisduju ubiub U ejid to be an attribute- oi a^«l II only one could look lor- w&rd »t Hie'.-, beginning ua une may luutt bacHward when it in drawing tuw»rd its cluoel but : aUa! Wi.-,- itoiu kUlnellines uriivnj alter it its U& iftlt Ui avuid or tu it-move tiie MIRRORGRAMS Witn all thy getting, get on the job early. 11 you ure not sold on your job get another. Confidence in your«ell is the u'rat You nevi-r lo.se tinylhing worthwhile by adhering tu'high principles. 11 you an: nut iiialuiij,' tilings liurn v.'heie you are. you wouIU nut if you were in the utliti fellow'^ uhucs, Philadelphia hospita native of Centre COL 23 YEARS AGO TODAY from tile Mirror r'iles. The Altoona postoffice 'distributed 51,000 pounds of mail during April. One carrier handled 3,185 pounds. The directors of U*e Grange Fair association decided to hold the annual fair at Dell Delight .on Sept. 17 to 29. Dr. George T. Arney, aged 54, of 1118 Seventh avenue, died in a tal. He was a county. The county commissioners awarded a contract for painting thirty- nine bridges to G. W. Myers of Duncansville at his bid of $854.IB. Robert Kraft, who was the lirst patrol driver on the Altoona police furce, opened a detective office in Altooua as a branch of his Pittsburgh agency. The Martinsburg High school coniiiicncumeut exercises were held and an uddres* \va.s made by Dr. G. Lt- Hubb of Altuuna. Yin.- graduates were Cliarle.s Liebegotl, llabelle Smith, John i,. Chaplin. Dora Davis and Jessica F. Bonuer. THE SAUNTERER O UR OLD FRIEND snmme* ha., jumped over the head of Miss Spring and has been In , complete c'6ttihmnd of the situation for fofty- elgftt hours At the time tt r this w'flt- ing, wh'leh, be it known,'is Friday afternoon, May 2. t mention the date because this particular section of the column will not appear until Monday afternoon and it is quite impossible to guess With any degree of confidence what the nature ot< the weather will be on that day. ttt'-. this locality the weather Is decided'' ly uncertain at this season.' Trie/ Saunterer recalls that' he vialtftd tyaysfturg several years &gd to de'- iIyer 1 'the Memorial, day address on May 30 and was almost frozen going out and returning to his home in this city. ' , When -the Saunterer was much ; younger than he is now some of the religious -denominations usefl to hold Sunday services and even revival meetings in the, rural schoolhouses. In my childhood and even after I had grown up, I sometimes attended those schoolhouse meetings. It was at Franklin Forge that I undertook to assault Michael Ritz, the leader of a certain meeting in the schoolhouse there, because—as I thought—he made my ' paternal grandmother .weep. I imagined he has said 'something nasty to the lady and as I was extremely fond • of her, I resented the man's conduct. . That was the occasion upon which she greatly mystified me by v declaring that she had been weeping fo* joy. There, to'o, as I have undoubtedly mentioned upon a former occasion, I excited the mirth of such members of the congregation as kept their eyes open during prayer, by trying to crawl on my grandfather's back as he was trying to lead the people in their devotions. I have no . personal recollection of that episode in my opening career, but the older folks told me in later years that it was a fact. You see I had expressed a desire 'to accompany the leader to 'the front and he hadn't the heart to refuse permission. Personally, he did not mention the incident to me and, I never undertook to remind him of it. In later years, after I .begart to teach, my views concerning religious servlce.3 in schoolhouses underwent considerable modification. I discovered that some of the worshlp'ers, while public-spirited enough to bring candles with them, failed to bring holders of any sort for the candles. The result was very greasy desks and very careless pupils, a combination which often resulted in very greasy school v books and, sometimes in producing somewhat' spotted clothing. In such instances teacher and parents often joined forces in remonstrating against the use of the schoolhouse desks as candlesticks. At present I believe the school buildings are used for educational purposes alone.' The Saunterer always believed he possessed a pretty good memory. He taught that Cover Forge school for the term beginning on the first Monday of October, 1866. He had a much larger school almost from the start that he had at Good's, the previous year. Some weeks ago some kind and thoughtful friend sent him the original roll book containing the names of the pupils for that term. Nearly all the' names therein inscribed are familiar to the teacher. A few, however", are absolutely blank. The teacher has completely forgotten them. His final reaction to that surprising fact leads him to believe those pupils must have been exceptionally well- behaved. Among the pupils whos.e names were very familiar were four members of the Gibboney family—two girls and two boys—with whom my 1 friendship continued more or less familjarly while they lived. This was especially true Of the two boys —George and Luther. At that time they lived about a mile from the schoolhouse in the direction of Wil- llamsburg. As our roads were identical until within a, short distance of their home, we formed the habit of walking home together. Although the oldest of the four was at least nine years my junior, they have all four gone to their everlasting rest. While reading an Interesting article in a current magazine, dealing with the length of .human life the other day I was amazed and a feeling of incredulity was aroused by the statement that of every 1,000 persons born into this" world only sjx reach the age of 80. 'There has been a decided advance in the average of 'human life since I went -to school. I recall reading in Mitchell's Geography in my boyhood that the average of human life was 33 years. 'The book containing that statement was published in 1853. During my- long lifetime there has been a pretty constant-advance' in the expectation of human life, so that its average duration is now about 59 years. One thing "is certain: The baby born "into the world now has a far better chance for a long life than those who came into existence when the nineteenth century was still in its first half. Infantile mortality then and for years after was simply terrific. Epidemics ravaged, the country. Years after I had grown up, married and started out to make my own way, yellow fever ravaged the south and threatened the entire nation. It was only the other day that autumnal outbreaks of typhoid took heavy toll of the young and vigorous. Important discoveries are annually increasing one's chance for long life, W. H. ".. OUR MODERN IDOL ANNIVERSARIES AUBOR DAY. Arbor day, the annual tree-planting day now generally observed throughout the United States and in parts of Canada and Great Britain, was 'originated in the state of Nebraska in 1872.- While Nebraska commemorates the day on April 22. most states observe it on May 5. The particular date selected necessarily varies with the climate and the season, from January in Florida to April or May in most of the northern states. The pioneer mover was J. Sterling Morton, member of the Nebraska State Board of Agriculture, and later secretary of agriculture during President Cleveland's second term. He offered a resolution recommending that people throughout the state plant trees on the day named with the stipulation that the board offer a prize of $100 to the agricultural Hociety or that county which should plant the greatest number of trees. In 1S7U Michigan and Minnesota took ap I he Arbor Uay idea and similar art ion was .soon taken in other .states. The day is now the occasion of impressing upon children in HIU schools the importatace of forestry. » til? GttACte.K. BBRlGHf. "May )a building her house. 01 BelAt and blade, Ot the tfatajt th* bak It the floor- tyttfl ft carpet " 6f mosses And >' „ llcRefts and cfotef, M«eh small mlra,c»e%ver and over, AJ0 tender, travelling:, green things Blfayed. x "ller windows, the morning and evening afar, ^nd her ruaeiing doorways ever ajar • With the conHfig alid going . Of fair things Blowing, *he thresholds 'Of'the four winds :•••• are." > —RICHARD LE GALLIENNB. "I've noticed this, with each passing year; ... * . My heart leaps faster When buds appear,. , And I welcome the robins with greater glee Than I used to do; for it seems to me The older i grow the more I yearn For the winter's passing and spring's return. "Now I thank the Lord, when th« skies are blue, That another winter I've weathered through; And I thank the Lord He has let me see The leaves come back to the maple tree; 'And I thank the Lord He has let me stay For the blossom time of another / May." —EDGAR A. GUEST. H AyEN'.T WE ALL, FELT that and been moved to give thanks when we weather through another nasty, disagreeable winter, and the last angry hurricane or blizzard has faded away in the distance and we hear the birds caroling at dawn, and look out oh a world all pink and white and green loveliness. <t Even the staidest, most mafter- of-fact and prosaic persons will experience a welling up within their hearts of a feeling that leaves them inarticulate, but certainly cognizant of the beauty v that is in a wide- spreading apple tree in bloom, the ' delicate drifted snow of a cherry tree's blossoms, or the unmatchable rose pink of the opening buds in a peach orchard. Sometimes the person you would least suspect of a sentimental concern for an orchard in bloom will casually ask if you have" driven down past the Brua orchards yet, or have you been up to Ore Hill to' see the peach orchards In bloom? We certainly had some glorious weather the latter part of last week. It seems like spring has really come • when the lawns are thick- starred with the gold of dendelion. blossoms. I know that the perfect lawn is supposed to be free from dandelions —but as for me, I doubt whether I should care for a lawn so absolutely perfect that nowhere on its green expanse could be found a single bright yellow bloom in May. Our lawns are sadly in need of regeneration. They are bare and bumpy in spots. But when I can look all about our little home and see hundreds of golden blossoms starring the rich green of the grass, it gives me an indescribable feeling of happiness. Apple blossoms are* beginning to show pink on the trees in our back yard and along the perennial bed the late hyacinths and tulips are in rich bloom. Just by 'Chance the bulbs that were bought late last fall, brought home and hastily .tucked in the ground one bitter November day, happen to be, all of them, in various shades of pink and white. Hyacinths and tulips. How dainty and lovely they appear. At last the spring gardening has been started. By wily strategy the Head of the House was at last cor- rolled long enough to do some spading—he would so much rather ' go'fishing ; on a fine day! •Prince was liberated from his prison .and really behaved remarkably well ! for him, as he is flighty and wild when he gets out, as a rule. But Wednesday he lay quietly near where the spading was gping on and enjoyed his freedom in a se-> date fashion, for him. It is no fun getting down on your knees to plant long rows of gladio- lius bulbs. Even with shallow furrows obligingly scored out for me by the Head of the House, it always takes extra digging with a trowel to set the bulbs plenty deep in the ground so that the wind storms of summer will not topple o.ver the tall flower spikes. Early cabbage plants, too, were set out Thursday evening; and by that time I was so muscle weary that I wondered how I could ever get the rest of the planting done. The first gardening is always the hardest. By and by the muscles that are brought into play in kneeling or stooping so often, get hardened to their task and do not set up such a protest. And what would one do without a garden? It would be a great hardship to a person used, for years, to a little patch of loveliness and goodness in the back yard. It Is, astonishing that more city persons do not have a garden, how ever small. Few back y*ards are tod small for some use and beauty. If you doubt It, you ought to see what all is grown,' eVery summer, by that nature enthusiast, Dr. Louis McKee, in a tiny and most un- 'promlsing looking back lyard, right in the heart of the city—a few doors from the Penn-AHo hotel. There he has the city's smoke and grime and shade to contend with, but he is a true optimist. He just keeps plugging away at his tiny flower ganden and he gets results. ' There are few back yards too small for a flower border, a few evergreens a tiny birdbath, a lawn seat or two, and a flowering shrub or so. x And how It all addis to the beauty and interest of the place and the surroundings. What'a world of enjoyment can be derived from auch a little bit of loveliness. And your doctor will tell you that pottering around among posies la the best medicine in the world for fussy nerves. QUOTATIONS , "I .do not desire the spotlight"— Rudy Vallec. "Goodwill is the brightest diadem in our business crown."—Colby M. Chester, jr., industrialist. "A mother may disapprove of every opinion and every action of her son; but she loves him."—William Lyon Phclps. "We assure ourselves that the cure of illiteracy and the fundamentals of education are the three R's. To this we must add one more R, and tliul is Responsibility—Responsibility to the community."— ""•resident Hoover. TO THE "ALTOONA MIRROR" We have been sittin' here.-for months, and it's getting awful late, I guess they'll never fix us a place to sled and skate. You did all you could, to help us, and we thank you just the same, But now we're getting .ready for a dandy baseball game. I REFLECTIONS By THE BEFEREE. N 1920, THE U. S. census takers found 1,551 war veterans occupying the Illinois Soldiers' home at Quincy, 111. A few days ago the 1930 enumerators finished their count. They found just 631 of the veterans left, and they are dying at the rate of ten a month. The survivors of the war between the states are growing fewer and RIPPLINGRHYMES The Census. • By WALT MASON P T HE CENSUS TAKER came alongj and cornered me In my front yard, and presently was going strong, with foolish questions, nothing barred. He didn't wear the beaming smile that census takers ought to wear; he had a domineering style that roused my ire fewer, as that dreadful conflict re- ^ and curled my hair. You often run cedes farther and farther into history. By 1940, it is probable that few Soldiers' Homes will house ari^ of them. , It is hard to see them go. Their valor, their* unquestioning patriotism, have been a leaven in the life of the nation for decades, north and south alike. We are losing something of great value in their departure. Eugene ;Roy has been unanimously elected as temporary president of Haiti, and his election indicates that the new regime outlined by President Hoover's commission is going to go into effect without a hitch. It is 'good news. Roy, is to serve until next fall, when a regular popular election can be held. Borno, evidently, is through—and his downfall probably will cause little regret. The way now is clear for the Haitians to erect a real, responsive government that will serve the nation and not a clique.^ No one will be any happier to see this than Uncle Sam, who has spent a lot of money aqd quite a few lives in Haiti and has' mighty little to show for it in the way of material advantages. THAT BODYOF YOURS By JAS. W. BABTON, M. D. T HREE YEARS AGO Dr. Helmholtz of the Mayo clinic exhibited a five-year old boy at Dallas, Texas, who had averaged an epileptic seizure or fit every six'minutes during the twenty-four hours. Under a strict fat diet he promptly Improved and at that time had not had a fit- for six months. Dr. Helmholtz then began using the fat diet on all epileptic cases, and in 60 per cent the results were favorable. Even when the epilepsy was due to organic diseases of the brain excellent results were obtained. The results showed that the fat diet was more effective when the patient had attacks frequently, and not where they occurred at intervals of one or six months. The whole success of the treatment depends upon the faithfulness of the patient in sticking to the fat diet. As many of these cases, are children, and the diet > means they cannot indulge in candy or sweets, it is often, very hard on the patient and the mother to keep strictly to While too much acid in the blood is not good for the average individual, in epilepsy the whole secret of success Is to create an acidosis. Therefore meat and fats are the foundation of the diet, and the starches and sugars must be de-_ creased. Now as one part of sugar" or starch breaks down or uses up two parts of fats, therefore the amount of fats must be more than twice that of the starches in the diet. To make this diet of practical utfe to the mother in preparing the food the following day's menu has been prepared. Breakfast—Small helping of tomatoes, lettuce, or cole slaw; one half ounce of French dressing; one slice of bread or saucer, of oatmeal; large serving of butter; medium serving "of lean meat or one egg cooked any style. Dinner—Large serving of cooked greens or tomatoes; large serving of butter. Supper—Small helping of lettuce or tomatoes or cole slaw of celery or asparagus. One half ounce of French dressing; one biscuit; one glass of milk; two Hliee.8 of bacon. This diet is for a five year old youngster and must be increased for older children. If the child feels weak, a lump of sugar, a piece of candy or an orange, will Increase the sugar in the blood. across the gent who is important, in his eyes, if he is called to represent officialdom, in any guise. The census taker's manner said, "My time is worth its weight in gold, so answer all my questions dread, and let the ghastly truth be told. Where were you born, and when, and why," he asked me,' In a bitter tone, "and if you crumple up and die, i who will Inherit things you own. Is this your house, and if it's not, does it belong to aunt or frau? Is there a mortgage on the lot? Is there another on your cow? Have you a quantity of kale, and is your credit punk or fair? How often have you been in jail—and name the crimes that sent you there. Do you possess a limousine? How many warthogs do you own? Your granddad's whiskers—were they green or blue or' pink or brindled roan? Have you been caught distilling grain, defying all the Volstead acts? If you have been declared insane, at any time, give me the facts." If ihe had come with-pleasant smile, his information to obtain, he would haVe found mo free of guile, and gilad and eager to explain. Although his questions might have seemed- Impertinent and short of tact, I surety never would have dreamed of holding back a vital fact. But he wtis all swelled up with pride, self-atlmiratlon filled his breast; and so I\stood around and lied like Ananias fit his best. The man -\yho works for Uncle Sam, in high position or in-Mow, should not suggest the "Greatji I Am," but modestly- he ought to, go. (Copyright, 1930, George M. Adums.) IN HUMOROUS VEIN "Tilly, you were enL'ertaining a man in the kitchen last] night, wore you not?" I "That's for him ft) sar did my best."—Answers.] ma'am. I "Dad, what is a '"Anything from a lates to a fur coat."—Hun burg. Mother—This is very short. Father—Yes, so is CharlJ wouldn't have written.—Tl "My dear, I had a last night. I thought I other man running off wit "Indeed ! And what did ' to him?" "Oh, I asked him why he nihg."—The Humorist. offering?" of choco- mel, Ham- (Salca) Evening Newii.) The census enumerators may ex- pi'rt discourteous treatment in some cu.-,us, but any one who rings the doorbell without trying to sell you something you don't want looks pretty good in these times, MAYTIME By BRUCE CATION. > M ARK TWAIN REMARKED, !• "Life on the Mississippi," that every small boy in a river town in the old days had but one ambition—to grow up and become • pilot of a river steamer. It was not' only because the river pilot, in that efa, occupied a posiA tion in the top strata of riverside society. He had, in addition, the glamour that goes to a man who la master of a difficult, • picturesque and sometimes dangerous casing. He was An expert, almost an artist, in charge of a great mass of machinery, and his position in the public eye was enhanced accordingly.. < Since Mark Twain's day the glamour of the river pilot has faded. For a long time, doubtless, the railroad engineer took his place; indeed, even today there is a thrill to the sight of a huge locomotive that must-fill vast numbers of youngsters with a burning ambition to becoi engineers when they grow up. f this modern age, if it has done no' ing else, has at least furnished U... small boy ,wlth an Idol more daz-' zling and exciting than anything, any former age could give. \ The present 'era has produced the airplane pilot; and if you doubt that this personage is fit to put dreams and desires in the breasts of youngsters, just visit an airport some day and watch the planes and the flyers come and go—and be convinced. In the first place, there if, nothing' anywhere more supremely lovely and inspiring than an airplane in the air. The designers nowadays, just to make things better, have taken to painting their plane in gay- colors; and when a red-cabined bird with bright yellow wings soars up from a smooth green field, poises Itself against the blue sky and.then scuds off to vanish in the haze over the horizon—well, the onlooker has seen something as fine as th« twentieth century can furnish. But it is not the airplane, after all, that really appeals to the small boy. It is the pilot. The average airplane • pilot, in- fact, is about as prepossessing a person as you will meet anywhere. He has no swagger, no blatancy, no self-assertion, as so many of small- boydom's idols have; instead he is generally quiet, soft-spoken, ret* Icent, even «hy. But he has a look in his eye and a set to his shoulder* that are priceless. In his daily \vork he leaves the earth behind him and out-sails the birds. HV trusts his life, every day, to his own.., skill with a cool confidence. He has a magnificent skill and a courage ao calm that it usually goes unnoticed.v Was there ever a person mor» made to order for the day-dreams of adventurous boys? If this mechanical age haa done nothing else, it has at least given the small boy an Idol that is worthy of him. CURRENT COMMENTS' * The decision not to publish names of congressmen Who vote dry and drink wet in the congresional record should save the taxpayers consider' able money.—Canton Daily News. It was the custom years ago to float a bit of toast on the wine a« it was served. Now all }hat is necessary is to drop a piece of fresh bread in a cocktail and you have toast at once.—Muncie Star. The people, of a remote district of Siberia haveSbeen frightened at the sight of a modern locomotive. If railroads In America continue to give way to motor busses, it will not be long before people over here will be frightened at the sight of a locomotive, too I—Worcester Telegram. tine that won't git anything is tellin' Home one wuz jes noticm 1 how gray gittin.'. Gunmen prefer blondes. If. thJry're ,} ">F THE Each summer daddy gets us sand And in the mornings we can't wajt To play In it; we think it's grand{ We'd rather not take time to eat. We shovel by the bucketful, And empty it all out again; We tunnel through the pile, and pull Our trains along like great big men. We have high mountains, little hilla, And valleys full of grass and trees. And men, and houses, and wliijl- inllla, And then we coax our mother please To gut us water tor our dam! What t'un to sail our little boat, And intilie our ducks and llshca? swim, And start our little logs to Ilout. ADA CAHSKLL SELL, Ailooua, fa,. v

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