Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on June 2, 1930 · Page 8
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 8

Publication:
Location:
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Issue Date:
Monday, June 2, 1930
Page:
Page 8
Start Free Trial
Cancel

Mhitetii Hi render* t« natal* from its life. Set this wise suggestion Js widely disregarded in spite of, tltt numerous examples 6f cnlamlty following the enslavement of human beings by this terrible creator of a deadly appetite. BUILDING, Av*., Altoontt, Pa. H. SWCP ............ President I* JOHNSTON ..... Managing Editor Cttt SOBSCRlPttON RATES. c<!nts Mtrth <j«n»ble monthly) .... 50 cents 1 ' TOPICS •* ' «AtL SUBSCRIPTION RATES: 6)W Month (In advance) 60 ftk rnbnths (In advance) 53,50 fftit (In advance) $7.00 TELEPHONES: ,8eH Phone "171. . Thft AHoona Mirror Is a member of the Audit Bureau ot circulation and the American Newspaper Publishers' Association and PWinsylvanla Newspaper Publishers' Asso- fllttton. The Altoona Mirror assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors In advertisements but will reprint that part of an advertisement In which the typographical error occurs. Advertisers will please notify the management Immediately ot any error which may occur. Entered fts second class matter at Al- tooaa postoffice. AVERAGE DAttT PAID CIRCU- tATION DURING MAI' 29,077 MONDAV. JUNE 2, 1930. A THOUGHT FOR TODAY. Seek (footl, and not evil, that ye may live.—Amos 5:14. I IN WRITES HISTORIES, GOOD> NESS Is silent.—Goethe. A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY. R ARELY HAS THE community been so stirred as it was on Memorial day with the discovery that Mrs. J. C. Stehman and her two children, one a boy of 4 years and the other a daughter of 2»/J years, had been drowned in the swimming pool at Ivyside park the night before. The news of the terrible tragedy spread rapidly throughout the city and became a general, almost the only, topic of conversation. On alt' sides there were expressions of sympathy and pity. The mother had found life a burden. In her highly emotional state of mind death offered the only way out. Bhe was unwilling to leave the children behind her as she set forth on that last long journey. She would save them from a world that she fancied had been none too kind to her. So, pencilling a note to her husband telling him of her grim pur- • pose and asking his forgiveness, she walked out on the diving board at the pool, leading the innocent little ones, and stepped off into the icy waters. It is a terrible situation when death seems preferable to life. And the tragedy is the greater when the suicidal mania demands the sacrifices of children too young and tender to understand the meaning of it all. We boast of our advanced civilization and its marvelous achievements in welfare work and in the improve- t ment of the conditions of the people as a whole. ' But society is falling far short of Its ideal and goal when a distracted and discouraged mother finds death to herself and hers a mysterious relief from conditions which she obviously regarded as intolerable. Students of social relations will find here a grave problem yet unsolved. STRONG DIUNK. ripHE BIBLE EXHORTS THE | doctors and others who are anxious to prolong the lives of those who are in danger of death to give strong drink to him who is ready to perish.. It likewise declares that "strong drink is raging," and adds that "whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise." According to the foregoing quotations there is an occasion when liquor may be Judiciously used, but, under ordinary conditions it is best to avoid its use. Some years ago the nation, acting by the advice and with the "consent of a sufficient number of the states, adopted a constitutional amendment outlawing the traffic in intoxicating liquor. By this wise action it relieved itself of responsibility for the diatrcBb and death which too often follow Hard upon the trail of the 'drink traffic. It is, therefore, no longer responsible lor any of the iniquities and calamities too often entailed by the exccessive use of intoxicating beverages. JSiperience has shown that an appetite for liquor is easily acquired by a majority of members of the human family. Here and theru one may discover an exception to the rule. 'Plut peril is much increased, however, by the opinion commonly held by men and women who arc fond of tampering with the stuff, that they "can drink or let it alone." The. world annually witnesses the down- fttll, the degradation and the death of many who steadfastly held to the that they were masters ol appetite, It it certainly an amazing thing that *o many otherwise beii&ible folk* are blind to the truth which UOfil«Stt*tl+M all urouucl them, or to&ft wherever the habit of driuii- ^liquor prevail*. With its usual M»» Book Ot books Ue- «*ift* a* » WHAT'S THE TROUBLE? A NY CITT2EN who is sufficiently Interested in the matter may easily learn by a, little Inquiry—If he is not already informed—that the Jails of our country are overcrowded, as a rule, and that the prevalence of crime among us Is becoming a matter of growing concern. We have already mentioned this alarming situation. It. is not a pleasant thing to contemplate. Over on the other side of the At- Inntic we are told that many of the prisons of Great Britain are empty and that for some years past there has been a steady decline in the mim- *ber of crimes committed or criminals arrested in that country. Americans who are really concerned for the welfare of their nation may well devote a little time and thought, to n consideration of this ominous situation. We nre told by those who profess to know what they are talking about that violations of law in England are promptly followed by the arrest, trial and adequate punishment of the offenders. We are likewise told that comparatively few pardons are granted and that, those actually granted are shown conclusively to have been earned. We are also told that practically every American criminal arrested in his vicious course expects to win freedom, with the possible exception of the comparatively few who have no "pull." American citizens who are anxious for the continued growth of their country and for the proper arrest, conviction and punishment of criminals surely cannot contemplate with any satisfaction conditions as they exist among us. Any student of history must realize that national decay and eventual downfall are the inevitable result of certain failings among the people. It is not enough to boast—we must also act patriotically and in the right, direction. We who live in the United States owe a great debt of gratitude to our ancestors. The first comers might easily have lived in comfort and tranquility under British rule. In reality, they were not greatly distressed. But they were men and women of vision. They looked toward the future. They thought of those who were to come after them. They might very well have enjoyed life as they found it, but they thought of us who were coming after them and conducted themselves accordingly. There is a chance that posterity may be quite as grateful to us ot the present generation if we do our duty, instead of taking life as it comes and acting upon the selfish principle of allowing each generation to look out for itself. We are called by both duty and opportunity, as well as encouraged by the example of our ancestors to do the right thing as we have the opportunity. PATRICK H. KELLY. P ATRICK HENRY KELLY rose from an obscure Irish immigrant boy to a place in the hearts of the people of his adopted city equalled by few. He accomplished his aims in life by diligent work, an example wprthy of emulation. His philosophy of life was to perform every task which confronted him with all his might and his fidelity to work had its reward in promotions, whether in shop, on train, in newspaper plant or insurance office. The present generation knows Mr. Kelly best as an insurance man, hut the older people of the city and county remember him better as a news writer. On the staff of the Altoona Times, as city editor, he had fine opportunity to display his powers. His was a breezy pen, a witty pen and, sometimes, a sharp pen, for in writing as in talking, he spoke his mind as he saw things and he could as easily punish the foeman or damage the cause as to espouse them, as the appeal came to him. Entering the Insurance business, he was diligent and soon surrounded himself .with a clientele which warranted his superiors to advance him into a position of trust and honor which he held until death. He was also a safe counsellor in matters financial and was one of the best booked building and loan association men in the city. Without close relatives in this country to mourn him, an army of friends stop today to drop a tear on his bier. A New York congressman has written a play. And probably because lie wanted his constituents to know he was the author of at least a few acts. Today's definition: A person who crosses the street against the light is a jay walker; one who does the same lighted up is a joy-walker. P ENNSYLVANIA, FAMED for Its success in restoration of game, has been no less efficient in the development of its fish .cultural" work. The American Game Protective association news service calls attention to this efficient state activity. The fish and game management of the state Is in two separate departments, the board of fish commissioners and the board of game commissioners being Independent of each other. The board of fish commissioners is composed of eight members, including the commissioner of fisheries, which position has been held by Nathan R. Buller since the memory of man runneth not to the contrary. The wisdom of a persistent and continuous policy and infrequent changes of management are well illustrated in the Keystone state. The result of this policy, faithfully adhered to, has been the development of a system of fish propagating plants and Blocking second to none. Eight fish hatcheries am operated, two but recently established, which are located as follows: Pleasant Mount, Wayne county, for trout, bass, pike-perch, yellow perch, bluegllls, ctaflsh, minnows and frogs. Erie, \ Erie county, for whitellsh, cisco, blue pike, yellow perch and pike-perch. Correy, Erie county, for trout only. Bellefonte, Centre country, for trout only. Torresdalc, Philadelphia, for bluegills, catfish, shad, yellow perch, pike-perch, minnows, frogs. Union City, Erie county, for bluegills, catfish, shad, yellow perch, pike-perch, minnows, frogs. Reynoldsdale, Bedford county, for trout only. Tionesta, Forrest county, for trout, bass, bluegills, yellow perch. The annual output of the several species propagated aggregates over 300 million fish, the larger numbers being of pike-perch, yellow perch, blue pike, whiteflsh and cisco, all commercial species, but, the showing of trout, bass and sunfish, in which the angler is interested, is excellent. Commissioner Buller some years ago abandoned the policy of planting trout as fry, the annual output of a million and a quarter all being fish one and two years old, from four inches to 12 Inches in length. The output of bass exceeds a half million annually from two to six inches long at three to six months of age. These, together with the sunfish and other species supply sport for 300,000 licensed anglers. Pennsylvania is an industrial state and most of its larger streams are lined with manufacturing plants and mines which discharge their wastes into the rivers. The problem of preventing further pollution and of restoring the purity of polluted streams is a major one. It is being worked out by a system of classification of streams. Cooperation with industry and firm protective measures administered through the state sanitary water board which is vested with power and of which t+ie state commissioner of fisheries is a member. WHAT OTHERS SAY The Nlciirtigutin Canal. Surveys are being initiated by thu United States army engineers for the Nicaraguan canal. There is no doubt that Nicaragua furnishes a practicable route to connect the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. There is little doubt that in time the Nicaraguan canal will be built with capital furnished by the United States government. This canal will parallel the Panama canal. By the time it is ready the world will furnish enough shipping to make both profitable. In a military way a Nicaraguan canal will insure against accident or damage to the Panama canal during any war in which this country might engage. In a commercial way the Nicaraguan route will offer some decided advantages to New Orleans and the Gulf ports, because the Nicaraguan canal will be much closer to New Orleans than the Panama canal. The barge lines will eventually connect New Orleans with the whole interior of the Mississippi valley. They will make that valley an interior seaport und remove from it the handicap which was created to industrial development in the Mississippi valley by the building of the Panama canal. Thus the Mississippi valley may logically be expected to desire the construction of the Nicaraguan canal, for that canal puts the east and west coasts of the United States 600 miles closer together by water. — New Orleans Morning Tribune. * * * Some Truth. There's at least one thing to be said for the radio— it can beat a brass band all to pieces wearing out a popular song.— Harrisburg Telegraph. • • • Beautifying; llouds. News dispatches from New Orleans tell us motorists will one day travel along a lane of azaleas, wild roses, verbenas, poppies, and under the sheltering boughs of silver maples and royal palms, on their way from Florida to California, along the road that is known as the Old Spanish Trail. Workers will be sponsored by women's clubs, civic clubs and others. Here we have the next step in the development of automobile transportation. First we had to have smooth, hard roads. Then we had to have wider roads. Now we look to roads that will be beautified. Here In Pennsylvania we are well along with this program. The state highway department is planting miles of flowering shrubs, ornamental trees and vines. Near Gettysburg- the Lincoln highway will soon be abloom with rambler roses. Lancaster is planting red roses and York •white roses on the same highway leading up to the new Columbia bridge over the Susquehanna.— Harrisburg' Telegraph. The recent installation of a $7,000 soda fountain on tho United States cruisei Memphis is what you might call a new naval treat. Lei's hope that that Austrian who can play the piano with his feet is capable of producing sole-stirring MIRRORGRAMS Wailing keeps you waiting. Workable idc-ah bring handsome return.-. Ability invariably commands a prenu Jin. Keep moving 11 sou do not want to bt- removed. Buaj |ncii ujalie lime by .syslcm- cil work. 23 YEARS AGO TODAY i'rom I lie, Mirror i'ilcs. Charles Applebaugh of Juniata retired from the railroad shop service. Kebccca, wife of John Buchanan, died at her home at East AHoona, aged 38. John Shade, aged 82, veteran wagonmaker, died at his homo at Leamersville. Dr. Frank M. Bristol of Washing- tun accepted an invitation to be the Altoona High school commencement orator. The report of Building Inspector M. V. Orner for May showed 100 permits issued for improvements valued at $160,949. Edward Thompson, aged 34, of Hul]i(i-.vsbun,'. employed in the erection of the new machine shop above Twelfth street, was killed when struck by a falling bar. H. L. .Spottswood wa.s appointed chief car clerk and distributor of the Pennsylvania railroad to succeed George W, Clark. J. W. Manly was chief. cJcrK iu .the office. THE 9AUNTEMR H* FBBLi PRffitTY SURE THERE JL woxid have bee ; n no civil war- to the united States if the leaders In the .movement for southern ln r dependence had previously sat down and counted the probable cost. The trouble was that we had two different civilizations In our country during practically the entire period between the promulgation of the Declaration of independence and the firing Of the first gun at Bull Run. Our southern brethren were very conscious of their superiority to the mudsills of the north and many of, the northern people keenly resented the air of lofty superiority assumed ' by them. Probably neither side was entirely blameless. We had an Increasingly large number of persons In the north who believed that our adherence to the doctrine of political equality for all white men should be broadened considerably. They felt that human slavery in a republic was an anomaly. They believed that all men- riot merely all white men— were created free 'and equal and that slavery in a country professing to advocate human freedom was an exhibition of gross inconsistency. The country was wrong, they thought, when It permitted and defended the institution of human slavery. Mrs. Stowe's famous novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," added to the furore. We have just been visiting the cemeteries which lie all around us, decorating the graves of our loved but departed friends. At first the occasion commemorated the heroic dead Who had given their lives in defense of the union of these states. Then our Confederate brethren followed our example and years ago the practice was extended to embrace the last resting places of all our departed friends. This fine practice has grown in favor with the flight of the years and has become a practically universal custom throughout the country. It is not a mere formal practice; It Is a touching and loving tribute to the memory of those who have gone on. Some of us who are yet among the living inhabitants of earth havo been permitted to live on earth for so protracted a period that we are able to recall the heated political canvasses of 1856 and 1860 and the exciting and tragic events immediately succeeding the election of 1860. Although the Saunterer was only a boy when the exciting political campaign of that year was waged, he had been very much interested in politics for several years. The split of the Democratic party and the nomination Of two national tickets perplexed him, but he followed the lead of the Democratic Standard — one of Hollidaysburg's weeklies,— when the war began and has always been glad that he had sense enough to do so. I was standing in the Williamsburg postofflce on a certain day in April, 1861. The only other persons in the room were Postmaster William A. Fluke and Dr. William C. Roller, then just entering upon the practice of his profession. The doctor had taken a newspaper from his box— I believe it was the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin— and began to read aloud— probably for the information of the postmaster-r-the story of the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter. I do not know what were his emotions as he read, nor those of the postmaster, who listened in absolute silence, but I distinctly recall the cold chills that ran up and down my back. Then followed exciting days and nights. The federal authorities,— none of whom had the slightest conception of what was to follow— called for 75,000 volunteers who were to serve for three months. Our town had a volunteer military company—the Wayne Guards— attached, according to my recollection, to the Third Pennsylvania regiment. Captain William L. Neff was the commander. This organization immediately volunteered and was numbered among the first companies that responded to the call of the government. I have already written about this company and the regiment of which It was a member. Of course the immediate departure of so goodly a company of men from our little community left a number of vacancies in the town's various working, departments. Among the volunteers in our town's company was Peoples Lower who was employed by B. C. Garvin in his chairmaking and painting establishment. The boy who was to become the Saunterer was selected by Mr. Garvin to take the vacant place. So— with much reluctance— he began in April, 1861, to learn tho business of making chairs. As most of my readers know, he never learned how to make even a chair rung. Singularly enough, the only member of that company of volunteers who failed to return was Peoples Lower. Oh, yes, his body returned, but his spirit had gone to. the God who gave it. He and some of his comrades had been out of camp over hours and upon their return they undertook to run the gauntlet -of the guards, probably not having the pasa word. An excitable sentinel fired upon the men, killing young Lower. It was a very great shock to his friends and particularly to the Garvin family who were very fond of him. The future Saunterer, lying in Lower's bed, slept little the night after the sad news reached town. -All the first volunteers from our town and its vicinity returned to their homes on the last day of July, 1861, except the unfortunate Peoples Lower. Probably every one of them reenlisted for a longer term. Some of their number gave their lives for their country. As the months passed men who had never felt any inclination toward a military life enlisted. Our town furnished its full quoto of lives for the maintenance of the national integrity. W. H. S. A ItAL CONC6RT By GttAiDfi K. JSfttlittHf. NKKU WAKMKlt WKATIIEK. UCalamazoo Gazette.) Onu can be sure it is spring when the strawberry short-cake begins to taste like strawberries. QUOTATIONS "Riclfes are the antidote to poverty, not the cause of it."—Sir Ernest Benn. "Let u.s have some more shooting and head-breaking, please."—Mahat- iiiu, Gandhi. "Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits." —Carl Sandburg. "The Prince (of Wales) would be a line golfer; all he needs is some practice."—Bobby Junes, "A man can't have the .same feeling toward a woman who is standing on her own feet as he had toward one who wa.s standing on his." —Booth, Tarkirigton. -. I N TttSlR second appearance at the concert on Tuesday evening in the Senior High school building, the Red Arrow quartet proved that they fere just as fine in lighter music, as in the Other sort, when they presented two popular number's. The blending of their, voices was beautiful, oven In a jazz number like "If I Had a Girl Like You"; while in 'the reverie, "Down the River of Golden Dreams"— and this Is my Itlnd of a song— we all listened entranced to the easy-flowing melody, running along like a golden thread of song. Their "TraVelin' on the Pennsylvania Lines" was tiriusually* good, and made a big hit with Its realistic train announcements, Its bells and whistles and sounds of getting up . speed. The very popular Stein song was glve'n by the Altoona Works choir and was unusually appealing, sung by such a large group, and with such fine volume. Their next number, "The Pirates Song," brought memories of Treas- 'ure Island and Long John Silver and his wicked crew, with its chant of "Sixteen men on a dead man's chest," and all the rest of It. These t'wo selections Impressed us with the power and depth of tone possible in this chorus, but it took the sheer beauty of "Springtime in the Rockies" to touch every heart. The wistful loveliness of its theme, the muted echoes of its Idyllic chorus, held everyone most attentive. .The audience was a'11 athrill and the applause was deafening when E. A. Sprague, the golden-voiced first tenor of the Red Arrow quartet, obliged with two exquisite numbers, tho first an old English love ballad, its melody by Victor Herbert, the title "Thine Alone," and the sec&nd a popular present-day love song, "You're the Sweetest Girl This Side of Heaven." The Works choir certainly reached a high standard of concert singing in their richly intoned "Song of the Jolly Rogers," their voices ringing thri'llingly on the crest of this boisterous melody. Their "Vocal Combat," one-half the chorus singing the old favorite "Then You'll Remember Me," v and the other half singing "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep," was excellently given, with not a break, in spite of the difficulty of such an effort. The blending of the tones was rich and powerful. In their last appearance the Red Arrow quartet brought down the house for, deserting their forme* roles of serious or sentimental music, they gave us excellent comedy. "Around the Corner" was a laughable skit of the gallant major and the trusting maid; and the last a very clever travesty on the Miserere from II Travatore— which they presented as the "Misery" chorus and rightly so, for the audience laughed until they almost were in misery. The sight of the erstwhile dignified and sedate-looking Mr. Sprague, decked out in a length of lace curtain for a dress, and a dishevelled gray wig, to represent the unhappy Leonore ; and the troubadour, the baritone, Mr. McVicker, with a red bandana tied about his head, was certainly funny. y But underneath all the comedy and the funniness you were conscious of the exquisite beauty of the four voices blending richly in this old and ever lovely melody. This, to my mind, gave the richest range of their voices of anything that was presented by. them ; and how I should like to hear II Travatore sung by them, in Its entirety and its original beauty. "Sing You Sinner," was a darkey song, and was splendid, too. Then, in 'closing, we had our own Works • choir in the "Hallelujah" chorus, and what volume and rhythm were shown in this powerful theme ! There -was none of that inattention and stir that commonly marks the closing number of an entertainment on the part of the audience. No one thought of reaching for wraps, or putting on gloves, or being first out. Everyone sat perfectly quiet and all attention, as the fine volume of song rose and swelled through the auditorium. And all the beauty of the last long-sustained note of the ending was listened to with that close attention that marks the true music lover. x The Works orchestra played while tho audience was dismissed. And, taking it all in all, the whole affair was a fine demonstration of the great truth that music is not dead. Music and the love of music are as much alive today as they ever were. Men and women are eager to hear real music, .and are truly appreciative of the efforts of all those courageous souls who, in this materialistic age of synthetic productions, aro willing to spend all or part of their time in perfecting the talent they possess for music. Every now and then you hoar folks morbidly express tho idea that music is dead. That people no longer care for real music, but are content to accept any substitute. But the real lovers of music will always be with us. The real genius for m usic, the real artist, we will always have. And the high esteem in which our local music clubs and organizations are held is proof of this fact. Our local Altoona Works choir is an institution of which we all may well feel most proud. Here are men who, in addition to their daily jobs Vis Pennsy employes, take the time to keep in training the gift of song with which each of them is endowed. And under— the leadership of such a man as Howard Lindaman, that gift is brought to a high and beautiful quality. ANNIVERSARIES I-'IUST WH1TK HOUSE WEDDING. On June, 2 1886, the first wedding in the White House took place when President Grover Cleveland married Miss Frances Folsom of Buffalo, the daughter of his former law partner. She was 22 and he 48. A writer describes tho event as follows: "Frances did not promise to •obey,' hut simply 'to love honor, comfort and keep.' The bride's veil wan nearly six feet long, it was not H. 'big' wedding. The gtiewts were few. Both Frances and her husband wore opposed to a showy ceremony of international proportions. "Frances and the president spent their honeymoon at Deer Park, Md., with the Held glasses of reporters trained upon them. So closely were they hounded . . . that the president was later moved to refer to the •colossal impertinence' of the press." Frances Cleveland had five children, the second of whom was born at the White House in 1893 during the president's second administration. She was not only the first president's wife to become a mother there but was also the youngest mistress of the executive mansion. After Cleveland's death she married Thomas J. Preston, jr., professor of archeology at Princeton. M REFLECTIONS My THE BEFERKE. A YOUNG MAN WHO Is just learning a new sport, a new art or a new, profession is generally 'advised to watch the leaders in that line and see how they do things. Ordinarily that's good advice; but it occurs to us that in golf there are times when it d9esn't work. Take, for instance, Bobby Jones. In the recent British tournament, Bobby teed off on a 430-yard hole with a 300-yard drive that landed plunk in a deep sand trap. Then, unflustered, he proceeded to sock the ball out of the sand, drive it to the green, 130 yards away—and watch it trinkle into the cup. Despite the fact that his drive landed him In a trap, he had made a par four hole in two strokes! The novice, Instead of learning anything from- a performance like that, is apt to be just plain dismayed. Such a stunt looks so super-human that the beginner might well think that there was no use even to try to copy the great Bobby. The_report on automobile accidents for the past year is out at last, and its figures are extemely depressing. No fewer than 31,000 people were killed in this country by automobiles, and more than \1,000,000 more were injured. This represents an Increase of 10 per cent over the preceding year. The dreadful significance of those figures is hard to assimilate until you study them a bit. For example: during the next hour there will be three Americans killed by automobiles, and 115 more will be hurt- many of them, crippled for life. Who will those doomed people be —those who are to die or be crippled within the next 60 minutes? Well, one of them may be yourself. Or it may be that your car will be the instrument that strikes one of them down. PKICE SIGNS NEEDED. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.) The trade treaty between Egypt and the United States will be a complete success if the bazaars of Cairo carry a dollar and cents price list. MIGHT BE TRIED HK11E. (Christian Scfence Monitor.) ' Tho habit of being careful In the woods has' been formed during the recent forest fires in New England. Why not maintain it? JUST PERHAPS. (Louisville Times.) One of the world's softest jobs would be that of acting as valet to Mahatma Gandhi. XHE TIME'S SOON HKUK. (San Antonio Evening Nert'3.) Real intelligence test for the college boy comes when he takes out the family car, THAT BODY OF YOURS By JAMKS W. BARTON, M. U. « Y OU MAY, AT' THIS time, be thinking seriously about your summer vacation, about how to get the most out o£ it. Naturally I think about It from a health standpoint, but that doesn't necessarily mean living by rule—up at a certain hour, exercise of a certain kind for a certain length of time at a certain period daily, sleep for a certain period, and foods of a certain knd. That kind of life is only for some individual who is not well. One who has some stomach or other ailment that necessitates a certain regularity aa to sleep, food, and exercise. But for the average individual vacation should be a mind vacation, one in which the brain, the emotions—joy, gladness, freedom from care—are the controlling factors. The first thought then is to try and get your summer vacation at a time when you can best leave business behind. If it ia the very busy season and you are going to taku business with you then it will not be a real vacation. Relaxation, freedom from worry, is the biggest factor in getting the most out of a vacation. So get away from the telephone and telegraph and try to think juf yourself as a youngster again. Get up early and get the tang and freshness of the early morning; sleep during the day for an hour or two if you feel llku it. Eat a soda cracker and drink a glass of cold water, and go for a walk before breakfast. You'll come back ready and eager for breakfast. Sit around after breakfast for half an hour, then get at your fishing, golfing, walking, boating or whatever you like best for a couple of hours, and then rest for a time before lunch or dinner. A rest after the noon meal, dozing in a chair, not lying down, and then some outdoors before the evening meal. Your vacation may not mean a vacation without tobacco, but the temptation to over indulgence is strong when outdoors and should be avoided. The prescription is simple—outdoors, plenty of exerciae, plenty ol .sleep. Live as a youngster, or other young animal and do just what you want to do for your vacation time. « RIPPLINGRHYMES An Appreciative Boss. By WALT MASON. „ I T'S SELDOM THAT THE man who tries to do his best from day to day, will fall to'make a hit and rise to honors largo and bigger pay. There's here and there a skinflint boss who takes the best his men can give, and shieks when asked to come across with pay on which those men can live. But as a rule the boss is > wise, he'd not be boss were he a chump; and on the men he keeps his eyes, and notes how cheerily they hump. "The Kickshaw lad is full of vim," he mutters when the day is gone; "I'll certainly remember when there's promotion going on. He seems to like the work he does, he has a bright, ambitious eye, and jt is good to see him buzz around the office like a fly. So many men, so help me Pete, seem weary ere the day's begun; they drag around their leaden feet as though those trilbys weighed a ton. They lose no chance to loaf and talk,' they fool the loiter as they go, and all the time they watch the clock, and long to hear the whistle blow. It is a pleasure then to turn from fellows of that low down grade, to one who. seems inclined to earn whatever wage he may be paid." And so this Kichshaw lad is told that he will have a better post, and draw enough of minted gold so he may havo his quail on toast. The other fellows groan and grunt, and, weeping, seek their little beds; "'It is a most outrageous stunt, promoting him above our heads. We've worked in that old joint for years, we have been loyal to the boss; by the ungrateful course he steers he shows he Is a total loss." (Copyright, 1930, George M. Adams.) IN HUMOROUS VEIN Veteran Banker: "How is your new secretary getting along?" Chairman of the Board: "Fine! She's been here only three weeks and has learned tho names of all our vice presidents!" Blinks—That fat old hen spends a lot of money on her clothes. Jinks—Yes, but she is like some salads—not even the dressing improves her.—Detroit News. "The prices for your antiques are outrageous." "But, madam, think of the present high cost of materials and wages." "Your son seems to be on tho road to success." "There's no doubt of it; only a few years ago he was wearing my castoff clothng—now I'm wearing his!" "I never knew until I got a car," said the bishop, "that profanity was ao prevalent." "Do you hear much of it on tho road?" "Why;" replied the bishop, "nearly everybody I bump into swears dreadfully."—Prairie Farmer. Lawyer: Had you complete command of yourself at the time? Witness: No, sir. My wife was with me.—The Humorist. Mistress: Why did you leave your last place, Mary? Maid: Because I didn't know what this one was like.—Nebelspalter, Zurich. Mother: "You had better stay In the yard, Willie. The pilots might take you away in their airplanes." Willie: "Oh, there's no danger mama, they never get so low down as that." ABE MARTIN ROWDYISM FADING By BBUCE.CAtTON. I T COMES AS CONSIDERABLE o« a shock to learn thai bOsses^ lai central lumber camps Of the-PaciflO northwest have taken to.laying out. golf courses among the stumps ot the cut-over mountainsides wher« ^. their gangs have been working. The resulting picture Is easy to imagine; the heavy-fisted bull of tli« woods, arrayed In golf knickers, checkered socks and a form-fltting sweater, waggles his golf club In a clearing that only recently rang ta the sound of axes, and whacks th«. elusive ball over slopes where sweating lumber-jacks toiled to bring an« cient trees down to the matted sod. It Is all very surprising, and doubt* less it is extremely significant, in on« way or another. At all events, It would seem to indicate that th«L ( horny-handed rough-necks' of tradition are growing tamed at an unprecedented rate. • A lumber-jack on a golf course! Well, times do change. But ther* are places whei'e^thls bit of information ought to bo received with loua cries of unbelief. Peddle It through the old, cut-ove*! Michigan white pine country, som«j day, and see what response you:.get,|. Michigan knew the lumber-Jack i« the day when he was a sign and a| portent for the timid; the day when ho worked llko a Trojan all wlntel) long, rode the logs down foaming rivers in the springtime at high peril to his unwashed neck, clung to ona shirt throughout his life and wound .up each annual drive, with a two- fisted bender that jarred the whol«|* lower peninsula of the state. *i^. The Pacific northwest knew him IH,M } the same incarnation. Washington 1 and Oregon can remember when thei , woodsman's one great diversion vraM a semi-annual' drunk that invariably ended in an epic fight—a light in, which steel-spiked shoes descended lustily on brawny bodies, a light in which eye-gouging and hitch-kicking were accepted as perfectly proper methods of offense, a light which aa like; as not would tear down a whola. building und think nothing of it. That Is the lumber camp tradition. But now—golf courses 1 Something has changed, somewhere. Rowdyism Is more intimately Interwoven with our past than we usually think. The lumber-jack was only one among many; sailor, cowboy, miner, longshoreman, steel, worker- all of these were hairy chested, rough-and-tumble trades with , no niceties or refinements. But the old order does change, and the lumber-jack Is like the rest of, us. We seem to have .lost the frontier forever, somehow. If they can build' golf courses adjacent to lumber camps, our riotous pfcst has been eternally buried. CURRENT JIOMMENTS England's troubles with the Indians could be solved, . Miss Maggie Missit thinks, by putting them on a reservation.—Adrian, Dally Telegram. Governor Allen has signed :a pure sausage bill, thus giving' assurance that hereafter tho hot dogs -will be of pedigreed stock.—Boston Evening Transcript. An eminent dermatologist says whiskers grow just as fast In cold weather as In hot. This, no doubt, accounts for the many long beard* among Eskimos.—Bangor Daily Cojjj. mercial. "; Whatever else you may say -ot Seal-face Al Capone, he must 'be recognized as the holder of the habeas corpus championship of the United States.—New Bedford Evenings (Standard. The executives at Monte Carlo, I with profits at $2,800,000, uay they had a "poor year." Those who left the money behind them might say even worse than that about it.— Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "The latest census dope m that the center o' population 'II remain in a hotel hairbrush at Bloomin'ton, In- dianny," said Late Bud today. Mr. Lester Hang<y, who's been ill all spring, but wuz thought to be improvin', looked suddenly worse in a new straw hat today. (Copyright, John !•'. iJillc Co.) I-'AIIS IN SCHOOLS. (jlarrlsburg Telegraph.) Headmaster Tail, educator of boya, and brother of the lato Chief Justice, condemns whims and fads in education. He's against the kind of fad- dism that would permit each pupil to choo:ie what subjects he will study. "It is hard to realize," Mr. Taft says, "how fur behind our secondary schools are in this country. I honestly do not think that 5 per cent of the young men and women could pass the rather easy unlveraity and college tests. As it Is, a great many aro admitted to some of the large universities of the west with certificates from schools that ought to be closed by law." Coining from a man like Headmaster Tuft, this is serious criticism and is not Lu be laughed off. If high schools aro not preparing boys aud girls for further education, if they are not beginning to plant'in young people the life-long habit of self- education, where is the trouble? !• ' the fault in the school system, the teachers, or in the pupils thew-< selves?

What members have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free