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jvft* is, •, MIRHOR BU1L.U1NO, v«.. Aitownu PA. f». SUM- president 4* JOHNSTON ..... ttfcMgfog &dltot SUBSCRIPTION HATES: < fDfyttlfe QQujp c^tittttt •••*••*«*•• ^ cents $8f month tt*y»bl« monthly) .... 60 cents MAIL SUBSCRIPTION KATES: Oft* month tin advance) so Sit months (In advance) $3.50 OW yew (In advance) $7.00 TELEPHONES: Bell Phone 7171. " The Altoona Mirror is a member of the Audit Bureau ot circulation and the American Newspaper Publishers' Association and PennBylvaflla Newspaper Publishers' Association. fttt Altoona Mirror assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors In advertisements, out will reprint that pan of an advertisement In which the typographical error occurs. Advertisers will pleaM notify the management Immediately ol any error which may occur. Entered as second class matter at Altoona postofflce. AVERAGE UAILY PAID CIRCU- LAT1ON DUHINO APRIL. 29,279 WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 19HO. A THOUGHT FOR TODAY. Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that work Iniquity; and let me not eat of their dainties.—Psalm 141:4. T HE WORLD LOVES a spice of •wickedness.—Longfellow. MEMORIAL DAY. I T HAS LONG BEEN THE custom of the American people to pay fitting honors to the memory of the brave men whose valor maintained the Integrity of our government. Whether they died on the field of battle or in hospital or in the peace and quiet Of their homes, their patriotism has been remembered, the younger generations, who honor the heroism of the fathers and congrat- late themselves and the country over the preservation of the Union and the scarcely interrupted progress of their country until it has become the world's richest and most prosperous nation. Nearly all the men of that generation have passed away. The bitterness engendered by sectional jealousies and sectional strife has^practically disappeared. The institution ' of slavery—at war with every principle advocated by our Revolutionary fathers—vanished amid the blood and turmoil of a generation few of whose members remain upon earth. We deplore the factional strife which cost so much in blood and treasure, but we may well rejoice that the institution of slavery has vanished. The cost was great, the result washed out our inconsistencies as a people. The war for the preservation of the union was a terrible and a costly struggle. We think, however, that the result justified the cost. We may regret, as we certainly, do, the grave necessity which cost so many valuable lives,and so much treasure, but we realize that the sense of duty which urged many thousands of our fathers and our brothers to risk their all for life all for the prservation of their country's unity was an imperative one. Our brethren whose ancestors defended the "Lost Cause" may indeed justify the conduct and applaud the valor of their fathers, but we are confident they would not bring back slavery if they could. Indeed, the custom of honoring our heroic dead has become nationwide. Not only the heroes of our wars but also our dead in general are remembered revently and tenderly by their descendants upon each 30th of May, or upon some other nearby date. In consequence of this line and beautiful custom our cemetries are no longer neglected, as many of them were -in earlier times, but have been transformed into places of beauty, prophetic indications of t'he eventual resurrection morning. THE MOTHER COUNTRY. A BOUT THIS TIME of year we are likely to spend a little lime thinking of the beginnings of our national history, of our original relations toward what has been called the "mother country," of the causes which led our ancestors to throw off the yoke of allegiance to that land and of our somewhat stirring history since that first epochal fight at Lexington. An impartial and unemotional etudy of the relations between Great Britain and the colonists upon the eve ot the revolution is likely to show that a goodly number of our anttBtors came from other lands. Ai no time were they under obligations to Great Britain. Ot course the majority ot our country's pioneer settlers were of British origin. But they regarded England as a stepmother. The truth is that the ruling class In the British empire in those- days »cttid upon the principle of gelling out ot each uew land all the profit a Very beliish aud one-sided trail ic would ui-ar. There was uu motherly, (Do protecting adection toward the colonies. On tin: contrary, the ruling ul Knyland were governed by of complete **' fhtte M fusible, gras* Ml you ean\ »AS the senllment cherished toWard the Uniten States then, as It is toward India today. At the moment it is worth while to consider our attitude toward our otvn outlying dependencies. Is it a good thing for the republic to undertake to rule other lands, near or distant? Is it a safe and a proper thing for any republic to undertake the rule of dependencies apart from the mainland? Is It not a difficult thing for a republic to direct the destinies of an alien people? What if the chances nre favorable to misgovernment by "the inexperienced and ignorant islanders or others? The pioneers who began the settlement of our country resented the selfishness and the tyranny of the rulers of the mother country. They were justified by their experience and if one is to judge by the complaints constantly coming from other lands those alien rulers have not yet learned to practice either justice or mercy. Surely our own reluctance to submit to selfish and tyrannical rule should teach us the expediency of withdrawing from other lands and permitting their people to direct their own affairs. / OUR GRADUATES. T HE INCREASING MAGNITUDE of the city is partially illustrated by the fact that this year's senior class at the Altoona High school numbers 611 students. While it is not likely that every one of this number will attain graduating honors, it is now quite certain that the graduates will number at least 689. Even should that prove the limit, we are justified in declaring it is some class! Our city has grown quite rapidly during the past sixty years. In the beginning both the city and the High school were quite small, almost insignificant, in the eyes of the outside world, but they have grown with surprising rapidity not only in mere numbers, but also in real importance. Rapidity of growth has developed some perplexing problems in the past, but we inlagine the worst of them have been happily solved. The value of our school system has increased with each • passing year. Under efficient management it has developed in an astonishing manner during the period that has elapsed since its establishment and at no period since the first session was held under the veteran John Miller, down to present time has it ever been more actively up to the times than it is at the present moment. Directors, faculty and students are to be congratulated. T1MELYTOP1CS A SJftEQUENT QUESTION ftt this time of the year to district foresters of the Pennsylvania department of forests and watery Is how to control the cottony white Insects infesting maple and pine trees, according to officials. Patches of white downy material on the bark and under sides of limbs of trees are usually caused by a plant louse known as the bark aphid. It Is closely related to the plant lice that infest rose bushes, and attacks the tree in the same manner, by sucking the sap instead of chewing the foliage. Officials said that trees infested with bark aphids are seldom killed as these insects do not usually remain long enough, they are frequent so numerous as to reduce their vitality, and repeated infestations year after year may result In a f.!ckly condition leading to the death of the trees. Ornamental trees on lawns and in parks, as well as trees in forest plantations, are attacked. When a good head of water Is available, it is easy to wash these masses of Woolly aphids from the trees by a powerful stream from the garden hose. Whaleoil soap used in May at the rate of one pound to four ga.llons of water gives good results, provided the spray is applied with force. Spraying with a tobacco preparation to which soap has been added, is one of the most promising control measures, since it can be applied during the summer and treatments repeated within a week or ten days, thus- killing many of the young Insects as they hutch. Nicotine sulphate is a stand:ud tobacco preparation, usually obtainable at drug, grocery and garden supply stores, under the name of Black Leaf Forty. In all cases it is recommendable to use a somewhat forcible spray in order to drive the insecticide through the woolly matter so as to bring it into contact with the insects beneath. LABOR ENDORSES CANDIDATES. I T IS NOT SURPRISING that the Pennsylvania Federation of Labor in session here this week endorsed James J. Davis for United States senator and Gifford Pinchot for governor of Pennsylvania. Indeed, it was one of the things that would naturally be expected. Davis is the present secretary of labor in President Hoover's cabinet, in which position he also served under Presidents Harding and Coolidge, Union labor endorsed him for that post. All his life he has been identified with the labor movement, having started as a boy in the rolling mills. Whenever he had the opportunity he promoted labor interests. Thus' any organization formed in the interest of labor could hardly do otherwise than approve of his cand'idacy for the , United States senate. Pinchot has likewise been the good friend of labor. While he was governor he arbitrated the strike ,of the hard coal miners, and in the face of considerable opposition awarded them a substantial increase in wages at a --time when other labor unions were finding it rather difficult to maintain the old standards of pay. However, while the Pennsylvania Federation of Labor gave its approval to Pinchot's candidacy, it also went on record as-favoring a modification of the -Volstead act, which the former* governor would sooner strengthen than weaken. SPECULATION. T HE NORMAL American citizen seldom permits himself to become Involved in speculative pursuits. He is prudent and economical. His sane ambitions lead him to save a portion of his income from month to month that he may have freedom from care in old age and feebleness. His prudence prevails" upon him to invest his savings in absolutely worthy and steadfast enterprises. Thus, if he has any sort of good fortune, the conservative citizen comes to a good old age with a contented spirit and a buoyant disposition. He is not in want, thanks to his constant habit of saving ami to the judgment with which his investments have been made. He is reaping the fruits of long continued carefulness and prudence, having escaped the snares and pitfalls to which his more impetuous neighbor may have fallen a victim. Many will feel that when tlie New York publishers cut prices on their books almost in half the other day. they at least hit upon a novel idea. "There's my biggest scoop of the year," said the cub reporter warmly as the hoda fountain clerk dropped a generous ball of ice cream in his plate. MIRRORGRAMS Intelligent spending is wise saving. What a man says he IMI'I he often Your \v ork tells what kind ol a craftsman you are. A ilyiug start i» very little help U you do not finish. Major luljs are never entrusted to tin.- jjtrson who hus not proven that he cau Uo the nimur jobs acceptably. WHAT OTHERS SAY- The Real America. It is indeed refreshing to listen to a foreigner who understands us. The Marquis of Lothian is a Briton and, presumably, is liable to interpret America to Americans more accurately than those lecturers from the continent who have to acquire a background of philosophy totally foreign to their pre-conceived ideas of life oil this side of the Atlantic. ' The Marquis of Lothian, formerly Philip Kerr, for years JDav'id Lloyd George's secretary, spoke recently in London in an address radioed to all parts of the English-speaking world. An outstanding friend of the United States, a frequent visitor to thjs country, he combated the view hitherto current in England that America is. a land of money-grabbers, Shylocks who demand their pound of flesh in all European debt settlements, shirkers who refused to cooperate with the League of Nations in stablizing civilization after the World war. This distorted vision of America is false, and the marquis insists that this nation deserves due credit for the accomplishments the United States has to its credit. And he emphasized the fact that this country has always been reluctant to enter into the discussions and dissensions of Europe for the very good reason that our forefathers had settled in a savage wilderness to escape the brawls of old world monarchies. And that American public opinion would in time be convinced that the Europe of today was a new Europe of democratic instincts. "The epic of America is the epic of'the plain man and woman." Thus the marquis sees a nation which has given to the world the gift of representative government Jn its most effective form. This British statesman sees the United States a nation of boundless energy, a place where the humblest can rise to the highest position without facing the inevitable barriers of caste which depress the average European. There can be no doubt that he reflects the \ opinion of a large and increasing body of English public opinion which feels that the business methods and the social habits of their transatlantic cousins might well bear investigation in view of the fact that America today has risen to supreme rank among the nations of the world. —Houston Chronicle. * * * Gutting Along. The war in China has reached a "major phase," so that any time now we may run into a crucial battle.— Indianapolis Star. * • * Wouldn't Bo Sporting;. It is about time some British and Japanese experts lodge a protest against America's rapidly expanding fleet of cup defenders.—Terre Haute Star. * • « The Hard Boiled Old Salt! Josephus Daniels, former secretary of the navy, who took the lead in bringing charges against Bishop James Cannon, jr., for taking fliers in the stock market, evidently became a tough old salt in his naval service. Genial and good natured as the former secretary is as an individual, as an old sea dog, accustomed to hearing excuses of midshipmen, he has become an expert on repentance. So he distinguishes coldly between repentance before a trial is ordered, and repentance after the ordering of the trial. In the bishop's case he doubts the genuineness of the penitence. However that may be we believe he may gamble—if as a good Methodist he ever does that sort of thing—that the bishop is out of the market for good. And, anyway, Mr. Daniels may feel that he did his duty, thus upholding the best traditions of a former "ruler of the queen's navee."—Kan- sas City Mo. Times. 23 YEARS AGO TODAY From the Mirror Files. Rev. E. R. McCauley, pastor of Grace Lutheran church, declined a call to the pastorate of a church at Newberry, S. C. Lucindu L., wife of John H. Likens, died at ner home in Huntingdon, aged 62. She was a daughter of Thomas London and wus born where the city of Altoona stands. D. H. Edwards, William T. Miller and J. D. Hicks went to Harrisburg to attend u hearing accorded by Governor Stuart on a soldiers, pension bill that was passed by the legis- lat ure. Deaths in the city and county included Alfareta, wife of Samuel Kelley, 4<J8 Walton avenue, aged 55; Frank Blaney, aged 60, Middle division engineer, 301 Seventh avenue; Alexander Dysart. aged 71, Tipton, and Mary M. McCormick, aged 26, \2W Fourth avenue. Misses Harriet Hastings of Bello- lonte and Isabel Lyduy oi' Chumbers- burg graduated at the Altoona hospital nurses' training school L'om- ineiiceiiieiit. Addresses were made by Rev. O. C. ilotli, Rev. Morgan M. Hheedy ol Altoona. Ur. J. B. Carnett ol' Philadelphia. The diplomas were presented by George W. Crcighton. THE SAUNTEKER T OMMY 18 SUCH A GENUINE- ly unselfish creature that certain fun-loving folks, who are Also members of our household, take great delight In creating uncomfortable situations for him. The trouble with their fun Is that it bears such a close resemblance to earnestness that pdor Tommy is seldom able to distinguish between the two. As a result he Is usually in a state of confusion bordering on terror except during those exceptional moments when he and the Saunterer are quite alone In the latter's workshop. He has a great ,deal of confidence In the good Intentions of the Saunterer and co»ducts himself accordingly when the two chance to be alone together. Nobody need undertake to tell me that the appellation, "dumb brute" is a proper one to apply to the average dog or cat. Most persons, especially those who are frequently thrown into the company, of even an ordinary dog, must take notice of the average dog's intelligence. Well, the cat does not display Its knowledge so openly or so frequently, but 'those who are willing to spend a little time in observing Puss will soon perceive that while she is usually less demonstrative than the dog, she knows no less readily which side of her bread is buttered. .Also she is swift to distinguish her friends from her enemies or from the indifferent or the cruel. ; I clrfn't remember ever to have formed the acquaintance of a sullen cat during my extended journey through this interesting World True, cats differ quite as much in character and conduct as human beings do, but they are usually, responsive to kindly treatment. Dike members of the human family, they soon distinguish between (their friends and their enemies or those who are fond of teasing and annoying them. They are very much less demonstrative than the average dog, nor did I ever know one that manifested extravagant affection for a hurffan being, but I. know cats that Were willing to endure much from children they loved. A , _______ I remember that my paternal grandmother owned a cat during my, boyhood that possessed a villainous temper. The workmen employed at the foundry took occasion to torment him until he reached such a stage of irritation that it became scarcely safe to approach him. My grandmother cautioned me to keep away from the savage animal. "If you try to pet him," s'aid she, "he will scratch your eyes out." Of course after such a warning I approached the short-tempered animal with caution. Naturally of a timid disposition I was careful to do nothing very rash. Nevertheless, every time I visited the home of my grandparents, which was often three or four times a week —especially during the long school vacation— L*made cautious overtures toward Tom. In the beginning it was not easy to get near him. Nevertheless I persevered and as the animal became accustomed to my frequent visits and my friendly overtures he gradually grew less timid and not so belligerent. Eventualy I won the confidence of the much abused animal and in the end he and I became quite good friends. That cat had grown suspicious of everything in the shape of a human being, but eventually learned to trust one who proved friendly. I presume I have been on friendly terms with at least two dozen members of the feline family during the past eighty years. The first one I recall came to our home pretty shortly after my parents took up their residence in Williamsburg, a little more than four score years ago. My mother and I were alone in the house one summer day when a stray cat entered by the front door. She was in evident distress. Her situation appealed to my mother's friendly emotions and the poor animal was admitted. In the course of another hour we were the pos- .sessors not only of a full grown cat but likewise of several kittens. Of course that distressed and homeless animal, cast adrift by some ( heartless individual, had found a permanent and a sympathetic home. I have not the slightest .recollection of the ultimate fate of the kittens or of their number. All my childist interest se'emed to be concentrated on their mother. If there has ever been any considerable time since the arrival of. that distressed mother to the present moment when our home was catless it must have been very long ago. At present I am host to three cats, every one a/ stray. In order of length of residence they are Tommy, Sally and Pete, the latter a very interesting female, in spite of the name she bears. Each of the^e Inmates of my home has its own peculiarities. Let it be said first that they are very fond of each other. They have moments — especially of a morning — when they make the situation rather entertaining for the human members of the family, by their antics in which all three are 'likely to take part. Pete, the youngest and the latest arrival, usually accompanies the Haunterer to his room at bedtime and performs various antics for a few minutes. Occasionally when Tommy imagined the Keeper of the House was oversleeping herself lie has gone to her room and called her after his own peculiar fashion. You ask what the Saunterer would do if he were called upon to decide between cuts und human babies? Why, he'd give the babies first place all the time. But the theory upon which lie has acted ever since he set up housekeeping for himself is that there's room for both cats and babies. At the present moment the supply of babies setms to be exhausted und he receives only temporary visits from his great- grandchildren and other folks' bu- bies, but the latchstring is always out for babies und — in a more limited measure — for stray cats and abandoned kittens. W. H. S. tlOINGPLACES By GttACfi ft. T O A FRlfiJNb Off MtNB whb inquired ot tee tire other day If 1 had tatten &'ny trips lately, I re- piled that* yesy I had been to Glen White Sunday afternoon. x Not a big trip so tup as distances ' go, but certalhly a -moat pleasant 1'tytle journey, off the main-travelled roads. Sally's folks usually take Sunday evening supper with us; and If the 'the weather Is nice, 'they always take us for a drive before supper. Sally's mother expressed a desire to drive to Kittaning Point; and when we got to the culvert at Horseshoe curve we Just kept on) going un* til we landed at Glen White. . True, the road was narrow and more or less rough, but by no means an impossible road. And as for scenery, — well, when the road is .Improved to Horseshoe curve It Is going to be, without a doubt, one of the city's show drives. You get a constantly changing panoramic view as the road winds and curves; and the climb is so Imperceptible that you are never for aj moment conscious of making a grade at all. We kept enthusing about the view, all along, 'as we always do, for we nre all confirmed nature lovers; but when we came to the beautiful, high- breasted waters of»Lake Altoona we were all murmuring exclamations on the beauty of the scene. Talk about the lakes of Ireland. Say, could they be much lovelier than these reservoirs of pure mountain water, lying cupped in the magic of May-clad mountains, their bosoms ruffled Into green and blue ripples, reflecting a composite blending of green-verdured mountains ahd June- blue sky above? This is a lovely spot to view from the train, and the Pennsy n)ay well be proud of its appeal; but to drive by the waters gives you a little more leisure to take in all the loveliness. On the outer edges of the lakes the waters had that greenish hue that tinges the rushing current of the , Niagara river, just below the falls. We admired the immaculately kept green of the slope that forms the inner circle of the sweeping curve of the Horseshoe curve, with its name significantly shown in a large horseshoe made of stones; then we drove right through the gloom of the long tunnel beneath the railroad, and kept on going, though the road was a primitive one. Pure Streams of mountain water purling over the rocks beside the road, green ferns lining the way, rhododendron bushes thick at the edge of the tangled mountain woodland. Great rocks protruding here and there along the stream. A radiant burst of late afternoon sunshine irradiating the crest of the mountain top nearby. Past a coal tipple and past oc- .casional isolated homes. A long stretch of coke ovens — how. their fires ' always fascinated me when as a child •! rode by here in the trains' at night. And then the little unpretentious town of Glen White— its name so familiar because my father knew this spot so well' when he was a younger man and often spoke about it. A mere cluster of little homes, with gardens neatly fenced, in a primitive fashion, with young saplings paled upright about the enclosure. We turned back here, and just below the town a group of four little kids raced across the road to join their mother goat nibbling grass on the mountain side above us. The little kids were the cunningest things, their fur silky looking as kitten fur, and they were assorted colors — a blachis a maltese color, a brown and a black and white. And how nimbly they climbed the hill to their mother's side. The' expression "as agile as a mountain ' goat" gets a new meaning when you see how even these baby goats took the rough grade with ease and swiftness. Something about the deep ravine, the long afternoon shadows, the isolation of the place and the herd of goats made us think of the story of ' Heidi, which Jane i has read and wept over so many times. Through the culvert again, and we all crane our necks to watch a passenger train going west, winding gracefully around the Horseshoe curve, like a shining snake. Another lovely panoroma as we leave the blue lakes behind us. The rays of the setting sun illuminating the thickly populated valley below us, with its circling hills of green, and 11 cloiid-flecked sky above. Unconscious of the upgrade though we had been, we realized the downgrade in the ease with which- old Sarah skipped down hill, as frisky us a colt. Sarah has seen her day, undoubtedly, but we all love her; for she has taken us on innumerable delightful 'expeditions, and has been the means of our enjoying many a happy little journey. Paul hurried Sarah along a little as we neared the city, for wo wanted to meet the train on which Sally was returning" with her grandparents from the cottage at Granvllle; but we just missed the train. The folks had boarded a trolley which we could see in the distance. However, we ambled after the trolley and were waiting to take Sally aboard as they disembarked at their home Street, to bring her along out for the evening. Billy and Sissy's folks arrived later. Sissy was thrilled over the prospect of a party to celebrate her 4th birthday on Tuesday, and recklessly invited all of us to come to it. She is taking part in the Children's Day services, too; und she obediently recited her little verse for us, holding an imaginary flower closely in her grasp; "I picked this flower 4)n our wose twee, "An 1 my mother said it wus as sweet as me." QUOTATIONS "What New York thinks in tremendously unimportant." — Ethel Barrymore. ' "if you ure satisfied with your work isn't that about all you require to bring contentment?"—Jed Harris. "The underlying principle of successful penology is to keep men out of juil rather than in."—Lewis E. Luwes. "After all. we must remember that politics and economics arc nut the masters of men—they ure their servants."—Owen L). Young. "We go around seeking to 'show up' the evil intents of men rather than to 'show off their good points." —Kev. Ralph W. Bookman, D. D. ANNIVERSARIES KAl-I, Ol'" CONSTANTINOPLE. On| May 2!J, 1453, Constantinople, after\ a memorable siege, was captured by the Turks. The fall of the city, which was then the capital of Greek civilization and the stronghold of Christianity in the east, marks an epoch in European history. Not only,was it a military victory, but a triumph of Mohammedanism over Christianity. It hud a far-reaching effect oil- history, for, by driving the scholars into Italy from the east, it helped the great revival of learning. In Florence, Lorenzo the Magnificent gathered around him these scholars and revived the writings which hud been shut up so long In the cast. This revivul of letters was called the Renaissance. f During the years that followed the taking ol Constantinople, the Mo- hamnieduns sought to subd,ue Christian nations, but^ut'ter their defeat at the hands of the Poles, desisted. LESTWEPOROTt WALL AND FOREST W ESTERN FARMERS, WHEN they first see the New England hill farm, profess uncertainty whether what they see is a farm or a quarry,. . . . The man who farmed one of these early hillside farm's earned all he got. Yet in the process these small farmers turned their liabilities into assets. The stones they tore from the fields so that they could plant them, they arranged in walls, many of which still stand firm after uncounted years. Today you may walk through many miles of New England territory, 'seeking the deserted places of the woods, arid there find wandering stone walls . . . which seem to point a path through the whispering trees back into the days when stout hands laid them stone on stone. The early settlers built their walls to endure. One of the riches of the new land was its forests. Even today and despite the devastation of the wood- pulp mills and othe.r lumbering activities, -vast portions of New England seem to the eye as wild as they must have seemed to the first white man who entered them. Most of these forests today are of later growth, but they blanket the world as beautifully and as,effectively as the original woods. . . . Thus, in a bird's-eye view of New England, the observer might say that here "New England Is not greatly changed; that although there are little blots of city structures dotted here and there the pbject of nature is yet fairly retained in the green tints of the forest. So much to the eye has not changed.—Edward Elwell Whiting, In "Changing New England." THAT BODY^OF YOURS By JAS. W. BARTON, M. D. A LTHOUGH RHEUMATISM IS as old as history, nevertheless it' is still one of the ailments that has not been overcome, as have malaria, small pox, and other ailments. As a matter of fact it in only during the past twenty-five or thirty years that its cause or causes have been discpvered. Almost any form of infection throughout the body seems to have th.e effect of causing these changes in the joints which we call rheumatism; from mbuth and teeth, throat and tonsils, the sinuses in the face, the middle ear, the appendix, the large intestine, the gull bladder and other organs, have all had a share in causing rheumatism. Figures prove that from 60 to 75 per cent of the cases can be traced to teeth, tonsils and Minuses. Further, it has been found that while infected teeth may be partly a cause in some cases, there may be an infected gall bladder or sinuses contributing tq the cause. And the treatment? The first thought is to try and find out the cause or causes. It is not of much use to remove the tonsils or drain the sinus if there are one or more infected teeth left in the mouth. Any and every possible source of infection should be investigated if you are to rid the patient of this dread ailment, and prevent crippling. And it isn't sufficient to get rid of the cause, important "as that is, you must try and get the products out of the system. As mentioned before, getting rid of infected teeth, tonsils, and so forth, is like closing down a factory, no more goods are being manufactured, but a lot of goods are still in t^ie factory on the shelves. And the shelves in your body mean the glands, the large intestine, the joints and other parts where organisms can congregate. Now to get rid of manufactured goods from shelves .an effort is made by the organization to use every means possible. To get rid of these products from the body nature lias provided four effective channels. First, (he intestine, which should be kept active; sniull dosc.s of epsom suits should be taken daily. Second, the kidneys, which should be kept active by drinking plenty of water. Third, the skin, whirh should be kept active by hot baths or hot packs to induce s weal ing. Fourth, the lungs, which should be given an opportunity of breathing the fresh air in u well ventilated room. Thus if you" get rid of the cause of the rheumatism by removing the infection, und get rid of the products by stimulating the organs that throw them out of the body, you ure treating rheumatism in a successful uud common sense manner. RtPPLINGRHYMES Good or Bad. Dy WALT BIASON. ' B AD HABITS. ONCE THEY are acquired, , stick closer to ... you, year by year;land when at last it is desired to shake them oft-; they still adhere. A careless of his debts, he doesn't pay his bills on time, although he knows the merchant fre.ts, and sorely needs the plunk and dime. Perhaps he has the coin on hand to pay all Bills when they are due, to pay the grocer for his sand, to pay for hat and tie and shoe. But he's acquired 'tho habit vain of making every merchant wait; he gives his creditors a pain, and they denounce him as a skate. So he builds up a punk renown.he's lost his grip, he cuts no ice; there is no merchant in the town who wants his trade, at any price. The stand-off habit grows apace, like any other sort of guile, until a fellow has no place among the delegates''worth while. Another man Is prompt to pay his monthly bills when they appear; he settles for the bales of hay, and for the case of Volstead beer. He sends the useful picayunes to Baker Jinks and Clothier Jones; he pays the grocer for his prunes, ho pays the butcher for his bones. He could not soundly sleep at night if he owed money here and there; he takes a keen and sane delight in paying bills, in being square. So he bullds«up a\ splendid fame, unmarred by Sandoff type of sins; and nverchant princes bless his name, and only wish that he were twins. Perhaps there comes a fateful day when he is brpke, and needs some coal; (and he hpXrs smiling dealers say, "Buy what you want, you need no roll." This sort of habit closer grows, it rides . the owner till he's old; and he who has it always knows it is an asset, good as* gold. (Copyright. 1930, George M. Adams.) DECORATIONS. (The Pathfinder.) They're hanging out the Hugs toduy Along the street. Tomorrow morn the band will play- To marching feet. And though the bright array Marks but a holiday, A springing fire, a strange desire, Will glow in every eye as the loved flags go by." The fife's shrill call, the drum's deep roll Waken fierce raptures in the primal soul. Comes there a duy not far,' When marshal music's beat Stirs 'not the feet, Nor flags bring restless dreams of 1 war. —Martha N. Carter, Boulder, Colo. IN HUMOROUS VEIN Wifey—I thought you promised me that you wouldn's smoke any more. Hubby—I did. Wifey—But you are smoking as much us ever. Hubby—Well, that Isn't any more 'is it?—Capper's Weekly. "Everything seems to he piled on that new executive's desk. I don't see how-he can ever finds what ho wants." "Yes, he used to be an editor before he' came to this place.—Portland Express. "Joe, I liuve applied to your dud for a job. He asked me if I played golf." "Well?" "Is Be for it or against it?"—Louis- villo (Courier-Journal. ABE MARTIN •MAKIC AM- PREPARATIONS. (Jutltc. i Be sure you're right, and that the traffic cop is good nutuivd, und that your insurance i.-i paid up. und thut you have at least an even chunce of beating the truck on your left, und that I he light is green; and then go ahead. MEMORIAL DAY By HELEN WEtSHIMER., M EN WILL BE MARCHING o* many streets tomorrow. Old men whose battle songs mak« faint music now, and young nrefcX,, whos-e lips still whistle the tune* ' that brought courage when they followed the flame of a scarlet banner In an alien land, will be keeping step) again. • The spirit of crusade haa coma back for a little while and age and , youth seek the accolade that conies to those who go forth to right a wrong. The streets down which they come and the thronging crowds- f ad« . away, and the soldiers take . dim trails again, as the bands strike uj» • the-martial challenger Across the Argonne, Chateau . Thierry, Soissons, down Flanders way men march again, mud-caked^ bruised, bleeding, going to death perhaps—but going unafraid. Khaki lines will swing by to keep a trys.t with yesterday. . And as they march, thin lines ot. older men, in faded blue or gray,) catch the same refrain and follow; tattered flags across the field to Get* . tysburg, Vicksburg and other fo« • mous, i half-forgotten flclds. Their trail is-a longer one. Weeds hava made a tangled way across the paths they took when their suits were neut and their steps were sure. . But tha goal /hey sought is as shining as thnt which their sons and grandson* fought to win in the wars that hava; , followed. , There will be a hush In the waiting) crowd and the drums will be mut* fled sometimes while a- bugle flng*. , a requiem for those who do npE<. ". march. There'will bo tears in niarijft,, ' eyes for men who/lie in the grayijSBj on which loyal hands have • placeJv their flowers, and for another group, which sleeps in green beds wherlji poppies make a crimson riot. -. J Through the ages there has % beea a thrill to marching men. Ever sinca ' the first knights went forth, steel ' clad,-to seek the Grail, high exultation has gone with those" who fought' a good fight. But today words of peace are com« ing with startling clearness as they pierce the smoke from thousands of years of battles. After all, there can me little happiness In any drama, splendid though its stage, If thera are tears when the curtain falls. "Greater love hath no man than this, that he Ifty down his life for his friend," we have been told. However, if a way is fdund which iwill permit men to live that life for others there will bo greater rejoicing as the parades go by. "Peace on .earth, good will to men," make u mighty challenge. It wus to fulfill Its prophecy that tho men who march onca went to war. MEMORIAL DAY. In the North was asked the question, "Will they dare to fire on Sumter?" "If they do, we will enlist then, That our Nation grand and glorious Shall go forward undivided, "' To fulfill its destined mission; For if severed, it must fall to Set example that is world-wide." Snmter fell, the war in earnest Called for uctj of which we read now, But their meaning realize not. We may sympathize with others, And be honest as we speak it, But unless their road we've travel- led, We their feelings can't interpret, Nor with their eyes see the sorroj Thus I tell you that some home were Rent by what to them seemed right then; You would not judge they wera brothers By the uniforms selected; For one donned the blue, the othe/ £hoHo the gray with mind determin- \ ed That his life's blood gladly would be Give to see his cause successful. Appomuttox in the distance, Years of sufi'ring lay before them; Hunger, sickness to describe it, E'en attempt it would be futile. But the War at last was over, Or at least the actual fighting. Benefits we're still receiving So each year we love to honor Those who kept our Union sacred, Brought our flag through all unsullied ; Feeble seem our praises maybe As we pluee our Country's emblem On the graves of those now sleeping. But the thought's recurring ever, "Highest love that man can offer is liia life for sake of others." F. C. 0ODSON. A Constable Newt Plum IKIS been laid off till the congestion at the .juil subsides. Who recalls when we hud unmentionables? hl, John !•'. Ulllc Co.) DKSTINvs MOUTHPIECE:. (Detroit News.) "There is something unescapable, inevitable, in this march of ouru to- wanl dosliny," says Mr. Mussolini, speaking to his public in the manner ul a baseball manager in spring. VKIIV VVKARVING. (Arknii.sua Gazette.) An Englishman says the posters ulung our hlghways'niako touring over here a very wearing affair. We, too, are getting bill-bored^ with H.

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