Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on November 8, 1929 · Page 8
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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THE AtTOOMA MIRROR-FRIDAY, NOVKMfeltft 8, aitoona nntrror. Established June 13, 1871. Hnrty Slop, l-onmter, MIRROR HUNTING COMPANY. MIRROR BU1UJ1NO. 1000-1002 Orccn Ave.. Aitoona, Pa. DANIEL N. SLKl- H. L. JOHNSTON Mnnnclng Eilltor C1TV SUnSCKIl'TION KATES: •I centn 0(1 cents Slncle copy Per montl) (payable monthly) pect those who are to reap the benefit of the enlarged facilities to pay a part of the cost after they have finished their public school education. But, notwithstanding the fact that the loan has been authorized, It still may be necessary next year to make n. slight increase In the school mlllagc. This fact was pointed out In the series of articles printed in the Aitoona I Mirror, giving the reasons for the in- i crease in the bonded indebtedness of the school district nnd likewise show- W TIMELYTOPICS HEN, ABOUT 1920, white-tailed deer began to be too abundant In Pennsylvania, farmers and fruit growers were first to sound the alarm. They demanded relief. They suggested payment for damage. Many farmers nuked the logical question: Has any group of men interested In recreation In Pennsylvania the right to Impose upon the citizens of the state a system j which wIP force any landowner to ing how the cost of education in Al- j desert his farm because damage by MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One month (In ndvnnco) 0(1 Six months (In nilvnnce) 53.Ml Onfi year (In advance) 57.00 TKLEPHONES: Bell Phone 7171. tnona compared with other cities In the state. The extent of the Increase In the millnge will be determined by the additional cost of the operation of tin; schools. It may be 1 mill or possibly !',& mills. But, whnl- wild gnmc is so extensive? After thn hoard made careful Inquiry they realized that while some deer damage was overestlmntcd many complaints were justified. They knew that r.omelhing would have to he done to number, but prove that tho sportsman was inler- ' In the farmer's problems and THESAUNTERER E OLD-FASHIONED MAN had the floor: "I'll admit," said he, "that the thoroughly up-to-date person has many apparent advantages over such a person as I am, but nothing could induce me to trade identities with him. Perhaps It Is true that I am a slow coach and have outlived my generation, yet I feel fairly comfortable, thank you, and the bustle and rush of modern life have no attractions for me. Perhaps I am a curiosity to many of my own generation as well as to the young folks by whom I am surrounded, but I am fairly content to have It so. Of course It Isn't exactly pleasant to realize that you're a back Th» Aitoona Mirror Is'n momtiT of the Audit Burwiu of circulation nnd ihc American Newspaper 1'ubllnhers' As.xpciiitlon and Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association. ver it. Is, It will not in any cnse be linger to help him solve them. In 1923 nearly us large an If the school directors were, obliged to finance nddl- buildlngs through current in- Thc Aitoona Mirror nsMirnes no flnnnclni responsibility for lypnKrnphlcnl errors In advertisements, hut will reprint ptirt of on udvertlseTicnt In which the typographical f-r- ror occurs. Advertisers will plense notify the rnnnngement Imtncdlntely of nny crroi which may occur. Entered M second clans matter at Altoonn postofflce. ^pSTAININO MEMBER NATIONAL^MDITOmi ASSOCIATION the deer-proof fence law was passed, provided that eight-foot wire fencing would bn furnished to farmers suffering damage providing the farmers would meet half the cost of construction. The sum of $10,000 for each biennium was thus set aside from the game fund for deer-proof fencing. This inw did not Improve the situation widely. Not many framers could afford the fence, and oftentimes the small landowner who most needed protection could' least afford the fence. Also the fencing of certain property meant that nearby farmers were subjected to even worse deer damage than before. In 1!)25 tho law was clarified to permit landowners to furnish posts and erect the fence, the, game commission to furnish th< ; wire and staples. Even with this Improvement the law could not possibly remedy conditions very widely. In 1923 a law was passed giving land- Thc Red Cross is a world-wide or- i owners the right to kill deer caught ,.,,i,nii,,n it i<eer,H its evl>q and Its' 1 " the act of destroying property pro- giimzatlon. It its cyts ana is ^ ^^ U]c c|u . caKg and re _ ItKI) CKOSS IIOI.I. CAM,. EXT MONDAY, WHICH Is Armistice day, will witness the be— ! ginning of the unnual roll call of the Red Cross in this city and county. Our renders who have kept a place ill their sympathies for that useful or- ganlzntion will mirely keep this date in mind and will perhaps speed the good work along by speaking to their friends and neighbors concerning the duty of helping so wonderfully effective a helper of others to carry on HH work of mercy nnd helpfulness. AVEItAGE DAILY 1'All) CI110CJI-A- TION IHJIUNO OCTOIIKK. 28,987 FJtlUAV, NOVKMIIKll 8, 102». A THOUGHT FOIl TODAY, In the, Kiime clay nlno will I punish nil flioHe that Imp on thn threshold, which fill I heir itinsterH* house with violence and deceit.—/eplmnliili I:!). K ARE ACCUSTOMED to nnis- W queradlng ourselves before others, that wo end by deceiving our- Helves.—Rochc.foucnld. I THE VOTING MACHINE. NTEREST TN THE POLITICAL campaign which came to n. close 'on Tuesday last WHS not very Intense. -Citizens who did go to the polls divided very unequally, the Republican organization having scored its usual great majority In the state. Many thoughtful citizens who am able to look upon political controversies with impartial vision regret that .sentiment is so one-sided. Apparently the only cnndklacy which provoked general Interest—particularly In certain sections of the commonwealth—was the adoption or rejection of the proposition to use the voting machine In future elections. We are told that twenty-eight counties voted In whole, or in part upon lhe Question of the future use of the machine In the conduct of our elections. One thing the faint-hearted did not expect—that was tho triumphant victory of tho friends of the voting machine in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. dnc of the chief motives back of the proposition to adopt the voting machine was tho allegation that our two big cities—Philadelphia nnd Pltts- b'urgh—were so completely dominated by machine rule that an honest count was practically impossible. Yet, surprisingly enough, Philadelphia nnd Pittsburgh both gave decisive majority In favor of the introduction of voting machines. They were Joined by Delaware, Krln, Kayette, and l.ucUnwunnn, as well as by some towns and cities In other counties. Tho new method will certainly be given a fair trial by the cities nnd counties that hnve decided to experiment with It. The result in lhe state's two chief cities demonstrates one of two things. EJlther the political lenders of those cilles are fur from being IIH black as some folks lire fond of painting them, or the voters got away from the bosses completely this against the wishes of The experiment will be watched with great Interest by tho people of other sections of the commonwealth nnd If the results are us line as enthusiasts Tedict, It will not be long until the use of the machine becomes general In our stale. TUB SCHOOL I'IMMJHAM. ars ever open to the needs of Hie unfortunate nnd tho miffering and lias been known ever since its organization as an efficient agent of humanity In the work of relieving suffering and abating distress. Since its organization the Red Cross has been thn helpful friend of the unfortunate. Its fine record Is known fairly well to the general public and many are the. victims of misfortune who regard It. as a present friend in time of trouble. Inevitably, an organization animated by so splendid a purpose nnd having bark of It so magnificent a record, should possess nnd retain the confidence, the friendship and the cooperation of the general public. It is to be expected, therefore, that the appeal of the society for assistance in its sublime tiiHlt of abating human suffering, where this is possible, will meet with a generous and a gracious response, The Aitoona Mirror thinks the best nppenl the Red CI'OHH can make to a generous nnd understanding public, is to be found in its great record of Helpfulness on behnlf of the suffering and the dintreHHcd. There should lie a general and a gracious response to this appeal in the Interest of suffering humanity. Thu Red ^Croas Is a really reliable helper and' deserves tho generous anHiHtnnco of the general public In Its fine work. /Idlng they port the incident to the nearest game protector within twenty-four hours. In 1025* this law was cla.riflcd to enable the landowners In sections where damage was acute to retain the venison for food. Trapping deer for slocking elsewhere was attempted as a relief measure. Several operations of this sort were carried, on in 1924, but only a few animals were caught and this method of reducing the deer herd was found to be so tedious, laborious, and ex- icnslvR that it could not be developed, [furthermore, there was considerable mortality among the deer caught in the traps. Many sportsmen were so averse to any killing of female deer that the aw passed in 1923 removing protection from does In sections where deprada- tlons were being committed, and necessitating a special license costing $5 met with little favor. Of the 100 licenses Issued in Washington and Qulncy townships, Franklin county, during a three-day special season in 1923, only eight female deer were killed. Many sportsmen bought licenses which they neve" used. In 1924, during a three-day Hpecln.1 female deer were season, only 100 killed In certain To whom the Cynic remarked, with an ugly gleam In his eye, "Perhaps you are not really HO old-fashioned as you pretend to think you are. I heard the other day that It is quite possible for you to become fairly modern when you find yourself several miles from homo. Oh, no, mean to go hundrad I don't M' SHOULD HKCOiMK ACTIVE. UST PERSONS ENJOY a contest in which both sides aro competent and neither Is transparently too weak to hnvu tho least chance of success. On the other hand, a struggle in which OIK; Bide has all the energy and tho strength and the other is weak n.s water Is far from being an enjoyable affair. It IH entirely too one- Hided from the start. ThlH newHpupcr is not u partisan. It holds thn scales equally between rival parties. Hut It does not take as much Interest In a contest the result of whicll is a foregone concliiHlon as in a doubtful HtniKglu. It has no desire to interfere between purtien. Still, it wishes Hometlmeji that the Republican party WIIH much stronger In the cotton ntnte.4 than It now IH and tho Democratic party correspondingly stronger In Hlnlr county. Hut wo premiine conditions are not likely to change very HOOII. Yet a nearer approach to equality might be useful and Interesting. There is nothing exciting uhoi•' a buttle between n. giant, nnd an Infant. townships of Huntingdon nnd Mifflln counties, where 4DU licenses were issued. In 1925 irregular portions of six counties, more or less regardless of township boundaries, were declared as doe areas. A total of 10,050 were offered ; 5.513 were taken out by sportsmen; nnd 1,029 does were killed. In 1920, the special deer license law was amended to reduce the license fee from five to two dollars. In 1920, a, doe season was declared in a largo section of Clearfleld county, three sections of Huntingdon county, and two sections of Monroe county, and in all these areas 1,295 does were taken. In 1927,.duo chiefly to the fact that Lhe sportsmen had not properly cooperated in former doe seasons, special agents of the board, known for Lheir superior marksmanship and tnowledge of deer hunting, were de- .nlled to kill off a number of the older 'einnlo animals, most of which were jelleved to bo beyond breeding age. Phis action ulso engendered protest. Many felt that the game commission ,vas depriving them of sport and meat which should rightfully belong to tho 'milters who hud annually paid their 'Icense fee. V. \V. DUIHOATIO.V. '~|~~'11K 1NT13HK8TING announcement J_ |H madd that the local post of cho Veterans of Foreign Wars will dedicate HH new home tomorrow, with special ceremonies. Preparations for tho Intel-outing event are in the hands of a competent committed nnd distinguished guests will be present. Th« Aitoona Mirror congratulates tho Veterans of Foreign Wars upon the ruining event as a most gracious consummation of their hopes and their plans for the future. They now have a very comfortable and convenient home and will, wo are quite sure, have many lino experiences there. They are all hnpplly looking forward. Tho Veterans of Foreign Wars, In conjunction with nil tho noldieru who hnve had tho pleasure of serving their country in any capacity, will certainly grow prouder and prouder us the yearn go by for the wonderful prlvl- i lent; they have RIIjoyed of nerving their ! country in its moment of peril. They HE PEOPLK OF ALTOONA. proli-1 will be all the happier in their new i ably saved themselves a very considerable increase In their m-hool taxes when they approved the $2.000.000 school loan at the election on Tueii-1 Hi" new.spupers start quoting him on Yon know a man is miceesst'ul when day. In order to adequately provide a full-day session for every child of school age in the city, the school board was confronted with un additional building program. In order to meet the expense involved the school directors had two ways of obtaining the money. One way was to Increase the milluge sufficiently to provide funds with which to carry out their plans. The other way was to obtain a loan, whereby the cost of the expansion of the school plunt would be distributed over a period of yearn. The electors on Tuesday decided that they preferred the loan method to the necessarily large increase m taxes that would be required under subjects ho knows nothing about. Unprincipled people often taUe an interest only In those who have a sub- Htuntiul principal. Skeletons have been put on the tariff ivc list. There's one in every family losut, anyway. WHAT OTHERS SAY I'ence Conies til Hor^cr. The withdrawal of state troops from Borgcr so soon after they were sent there by Governor Moody to route out an intrenched criminal ring marks a rapid solution of one of the state's most distressing problems. Ever since Borger sprang up nmsh- room-llke when oil was first discovered there, It has been a sore spot to tho state. It seems that Ranger Captain Hlckmnn was correct when he said the criminal ring was tho worst he hud seen inj twenty years. • But now thnt civil authorities once inorii are In command, they have a great chance to keep Borger on tho road to peace and order. Tho conduct of martial law was a credit to all concerned. Governor Moody, himself, gave everybody In Borger u chance to clean up before hti sent the. troops In. He waited for Heverul days, and only moved when It was apparent that certain peacu officers in tho oil town were not concerned with bringing about law and order. Onco the troops were in, they moved with dispatch. As soon us possible they made ready to turn their authority bacq to civil officials.—Houston Chronicle. thai you go where you oughtn't or do things that you oughtn't to do. I simply moan that when you get out of the old ruts and find yourself the guest of very modern folks you are likely to drop your very grave and sedate aspect and let yourself go a bit. And such being the case I don't understand some of your home poses." The Old-Fashloned Man was not destined to reply to the remarks of the Cynic. For at the moment when he was about to open his mouth and express himself, he was called to the telephone. The moment he quit talk- Ing he seized his belongings and started for the door, explaining that he was obliged to leave at once. -He added: "I will take up the observations of my good-natured friend the Cynic at the earliest opportunity. In the meantime get some other topic to the front for the present r---ion of your talkfest." With that he passed but of our sight. Remarking that the interruption was slgularly inopportune, tho Cynic also vanished around the nearest corner. "For some i ason or other," observed lhe Octogenarian, "my memory has brought ''back an episode in my early childhood. It was in the spring of 1850 and we were seated at the dinner table. Present were my father, my mother, the hired girl and a halfwit who had been engaged to do some work around the house, Including tho digging of a considerable area of the lot, to be used as a- garden. The hired girl was easily provoked to laughter nnd my father, who was a good deal of a wag upon occasion, knew her peculiar weakness and was rather fond of taking advantage of it. Directly he had the girl fairly shrieking with laughter and the weak-minded gardener joined her." "You are entirely correct," .continued the Octogenarian, looking at nobody in particular; "something did happen. What was it? Well, I propose to exercise my rjght to do as I please. So [ will not even indirectly let you into .he secret, a circumstance which recalls my memory of the episode so vividly. Oh, no, it was not a tragedy, but it was entirely unexpected and had the effect of diverting the thoughts of the entire company to quite other considerations. No, I repeat, it was not a tragedy that occurred; nothing of any particular Importance. Perhaps I am thus talking merely for the sake ot exciting your curiosity. Let's suppose so." "I think you are real mean," 'exclaimed the Visiting Lady. "I do not believe you know what happened, if anything, to create so much hilarity. My conviction is that you are trying to excile our curiosity by creating an artificial mystery. I am beginning to believe you have created the incident out of nothing and that your only motive Is to learn how curious we can be. You say your mother laughed all tho balance of the afternoon. And only a little before that you said your mother was a very silent woman. Seldom speaking above a whisper and always wearing a solemn face. Your stories are far from being consistent." "Well; that's enough of that. How were you pleased with the election? Or did you take your place by the side of the indifferent patriots who were too little interested even to visit the polls? If the latter supposition is correct you may Console your conscience with the reflection that you,had plenty of company. It is a fair presumption that the persons most vitally interested this year were the various aspirants and their near relatives and particular friends. I have not seen the official vote yet, but apparently there was very little splitting of tickets and no excitement worth mentioning." The Old-Fashloncd Woman opene( her eyes long enough to declare that she had never yet interested herself in public affairs and never expected to Her expression took on an appearance of unmitigated disgust as she heard tho New Woman abuse her sex be cause so many of its members dellber ately declined to take advantage oi the privilege of voting at this year's election. She expressed tho opinion thai il was the duty of the woman to keep the home fires burning and to avoid business, politics and profes sional life. The other members of th( circle looked at each other, but seem Ingly agreed that silence was wisdom. W. H. S. A HAPPY^VENING By ORAdE K. EHRIGHT. S OMETIMES we get sated with the present day tendency to strive for entertainment when a group of persons meets by appointment; so that It was refreshingly different, on Tuesday evening, to be one of a group of Invited guests, called together to meet a former member of the group, who had moved away two months before and was back on a visit. There was no pretense at a program of any sort. There were about twenty congenial persons present and the entire evening was spent In ,cheerful, pleasant talk. A cold evening Tuesday, with a hint of real winter In the frosty air, but you left all thought of coldness utsldc as you stepped across the hreshold, at Daisy B.'s home, and tito a firellt room. Warmth and cheer, a fresh log on he grate now and then, friends ar- Ivlng, and finally the whole company elaxlng to an evening of cheerful :ompanlonshlp. The friend for whom the little gath- rlng was held denied that it was iomeslckness that brought her back or a two weeks' visit. But when she old of the quietness of ; their new uburban residence, and how she dally missed the noise and bustle and peo- ilo of her old Aitoona home, each of is had our own idea as to why she lad come back for a visit. And it was the best thing possible or her to do. To dally bear the leartache of nostalgia is a depressing hing. Far better to take a little ourney back to the old places, to eo again the old time friends; and hen one can take up the duties of Ife with a freshened spirit and renewed vim and energy. And speaking of homesickness—' here was one lady in the company vho came to our city twenty-nine rs ago, from a New Jersey city, ust across the river from New York city. /At first the soft coal fires and the tvooden boardwalks and the general differences in living here in our moun- ain city, made this woman long for her eastern home. But her husband's work is here; icr children have grown up, married and settled here, and so it has come o bo home to her, after all. And so it will be with' our friend' irs. p. in her new Philadelphia home. As time goes on there will be a gradual adaptation to the new life. New friendships will be formed— 'or, thank goodness, there are fine 'rlends to be had the world over. The Heavenly Father never selfishly gathered all the fine and good and won- lerful people into one city, to the neglect and the impoverishment of all other places. There is a ridiculous saying some- Imes quoted on birthday cards, tell- ng us that "The first hundred years ire the hardest." Well, at least we know that, in a strange city, the first month or The Irst season or even the first year may be the hardest—but eventually we find ourselves being drawn into a new and ever-enlarging circle of friendships; and though we may never forget the old friends, still the new ones prove ' Chance. For I'lonenri. A commission of ten men will try nnd tell'the government what to do with 100,000,000 acres of land owned by the United States, the surface rights of which have not yet been appropriated. Under the plan o£ President Hoover's surface rights to tliesu lands would be given to the various status in which the land lies. They could then be turned over for grazing, homesteading, and for the other purposes of agriculture. Many who may be worrying about tho increase in population and who may think this country is becoming too thickly settled will be ghul to know that there are some wide openings left for tho pioneers. It would perhaps bo worth tho while of some thousands of individuals packed In cities to watch this situation by getting their ears to the ground.—St. Louis Times. STKANGK THINGS AIIOITI MFE. (Cincinnati Enquirer.) The fellow who sings your pralsei never gets as large and enthuslastii an audience as the gossip who spreads tales of your misdeeds. to be mighty nice, too. And, there are many personal viewpoints on living conditions. To some folks who have always lived in the midst of the throbbing energy and rush of city life, a change to a quieter residential section is most depressing. I have known of folks who have been obliged to sacrifice lovely and comfortable new homes in suburban sections because the family or some members of it have missed the noise, the constant traffic, the passing of the. crowds; while there are others who can go to the top of the mountains and live In utter contentment in a house at the side of a byroad. There are two sides to human nature —the social and the hermit. Perhaps I have a tendency to the latter class, for I am happiest of all when I am off the main highway of life, away from crowded streets, and close enough to nature so that her majestic orchestra of little sounds is, mostly, the only thing to be heard. But I enjoy friendships, too. And surely all of us who were present the other evening at Daisy B.'s home had a delightful time. We felt free to talk as we liked, and, given a group of old friends and there are always many things to be talked of—"Shoes and ships and sealing wax, and cabbages and kings,' as the walrus said. . Daisy's husband's hobby is rose growing—and he knows his hobby. On Tuesday evening there were two gorgeous bouquets of exquisite roses from the garden beds lhat amazed all. of us when we learned they were home grown and not hot house products. Through the years Mr. B. has enjoyed caring for his roses as a diversion at the close of his business hours, and ho has read and studied about his hobby until he has evolved a small rose garden that is the admiration of all his friends. Friendships and firelight and roses— what'a pleasant picture for Mrs. R. to carry back to brighten the future days In her new home. ' MIRRORGRAMS Giving up shows you up. Only a tool attempts to fool others. • Discouragements do not deter hustler. the You cun not maintain a maximum of a. pay-as-you-go policy. We think j t . nll . lulu . y un tt minimum of rest and they were right about it. There is uo rtuson why the present generation should bo asked to meet all of the expense involved. Wo should ex-' it for the same qualification. relaxation. By giving the other follow credit j with having some sense you get cred- 23 YEARS AGO TODAY From The Mirror Files President Hoosevelt appointed William H. Moody, attorney general in hid cabinet, a justice of the United States supremo court. I. C. Mlshler announced that he would rebuild the Mishler theatre which was partically destroyed by Jlre several weeks previously. Tho Pennsylvania railroad created the position of general foreman of shop watchmen in Aitoona and appointed Michael Kittle to tho position. J. William Mi-Bride, aged 36, of 1013 Eighteenth street, a Pennsy flagman, was killed in a rear : end collision of freight trains at the Gnllitzin tunnel. Miss Rosa Cireun of Llyaweii wp.s shot In the righl hip and severely wounded by n careless hunter while he was shooting at birds ill tho woods above the power house, the bullet striking her as she walked along the struct nearby. ANNIVERSARIES MONTANA JOINS UNION. On /Nov. 8, 1889, Montana was ad milled intp the Union by proclamation of t|ie president after a state constitution had been framed and stated officers elected. Joseph K. Toole, a Democrat, was the first governor of Montana. In the first national election In 1892, Montana was Republican; fusion of Democrats and Populists in 1896 and 1900, and thereafter almost invariably Republican. Tho state suffered for many years from industrial troubles which centered about Butle and olher cities where labor was at a standstill for a considerable time, Montana had a population of approximately 600,000. It was crossed by Lewis and Clark In 180-1. It ranks third in size among the states in the Union, its urea being 140,997 square miles, of which 790 miles ure under water. Glacier National park, in northeastern Montana, has un urea of 915,000 acres, 80 glaciers ranging from five square miles down to 4 few acres, and over 250 lakes. BAT1IEU Pl'ZZLING. (life.) It would be interesting to know how muny more.people in restaurants would order lilet mignon if they were sure of the pronunciation. KATHKH FISHY. (Florida Times-Union.) A big fish bit a man in the face the other day, it is reported, because he was watching its antics with bated breath. IN HUMOROUS VEIN "M'dear, I wish you'd go light on the cosmetics this month." "Why so?" "I've got to paint the house."-— Louisville Courier-Journal. "Did you hear the funny thing that happened when Mabel walked out in her tight-fitting knitted bathing suit?' "No; what?" "My, it was a side-splitting yarn."— The Pathfinder. "Beautiful but dumb," he said scof- flngly. "Well, God made us that way," said the fair damsel. "Beautiful, so mer would love us, and dumb so we coulc loe vmen."—Boston Evening Transcript. Wife—"I believe you often wish : had married another man." Husband—"Nonsense ! I have no ene mies."—Kurikaturen, Oslo. Peter—"How's your romance with Kathleen going?" Paul—"It's gone. We were marriet last week."—Answers. QUOTATIONS "A man's reputation is that which is not found out about him."—Lord De "Our passion for well-rounded edu cation is such that we are in dangei of manufacturing a nation of billlan bulls."—William I. Nichols. "If the mother, is inefficient or in different, which occasionally is thi case, either the nurse or the daj nursery does the job better than sh' herself can do it."—Ruth F. Wuds worth, M. D. "The more one moves southward—o. course, not passing beyond a certaii latitude where the climate becomes toe hot for the white man-rthe more full blcoded, in the sense of being a com plete man, the American appears."— Hermann Keyserliug. SPROUTING AGAIN! REFLECTIONS By THE BEFEBEE. W ITHIN A SHORT TIME the annual sale of Christmas seals by he. National Tuberculosis association will begin; and now is a good time to remind ourselves to buy as many of hese little stickers as we can possibly manage. The seals sell for a penny each; yet hey provide the sole support of the association's 1,400 affiliated organizations n all parts of the United States in heir fight against tuberculosis. There isn't any reason why we should make an extended plea for the support of this work. The prevalence of tuberculosis is such a major prob- em, and the work done by these organizations is so valuable to the entire country that the seals ought to sell themselves. This editorial is Just a •eminder—-when you get ready to make up your Christmas .packages, lay in a jood supply of these seals. The great market that lies on the other side of the Pacific ocean is proving repeatedly that it is worth.'-the earnest attention of American exporters. The latest people to find it out are the citizens of Canada. During the first half of'the present year, Canada's exports to Japan reached the impressive total of $22,300,000—nearly $6)000,000 above the figures for the first half of the preceding year. The Canadian wheat growers ilone found Japan able to buy more than $13,000,000 worth of their crop. The. United States and Canada will some day draw a great part of their prosperity from the lands beyond the Pacific. Already the territory .is proving abundantly worth cultivating. THAT BODY_OF YOURS By JAMES W. PARTON, M. D. O NE OF THE CONDITIONS which may make you feel, a little nervous is'to have some,swelling of the feet and ankles. Now a number of these cases occur from tightly laced shoes, or shoes that have a tight strap across the instep. However a swelling that occurs without tight shoes or straps, while not always serious, should cause you to visit your family doctor at once. It is usually due to a weakened heart. This swelling, or oedema as it is called, is due to a poor or sluggish circulation in the capillaries or small vessels that lie between the arteries and veins, and also due to poor circulation in the veins themselves, The swelling may also be due to the fact that the tissues do not absorb the fluids fast enough. As you know, the kidneys do the most work in so far as getting rid of fluids from the body in the form of urine. Physiologists tell us that the kidneys should throw out not less than 60 per cent of the fluids that are taken into the body. When swelling occurs rest In bed is the first and most important form of treatment. Thia Immediately helps the circulation and the kidneys get rid of an increased amount of water. If the kidneys continue to do this it is considered a favorable sign, whereas where the output of urine does not equal 60 per cent of the intake of fluids, it is unfavorable, and strict diet and medical treatment must be undertaken. In regard to diet, the chief points to watch are the intakes of fluids and salts. The patient must take as little water as possible and do without salt. In regard to drugs, that of course will rest with your physician. The usual drug, as you know, is digitalis, which not only slows and strengthens the heart, but It is one of the best drugs known for stimulating the kidneys to action. However, this is up to your doctor, not to you. So don't ignore swollen feet or legs, If not due to tight shoes, go to bed and send for your doctor. D1UFTWOOD. (Christian Science Monitor.) > Only the strong can ride the sea, Only the stout ship can survive The impact of her ecstasy And thrive. But you were none too brave a ship, And so she broke you on a rocU And never let you reach your slip At dock. Yet burning on our hearth today In all an ocean's color decked, We learn the weakest vessel may Reflect. —Fanny de Groot Hastings. WHO WON THE WAH? (Louisville Courier-Journal.) Germany is saving millions of dollars u year because it has no army or navy to support. It is developing industries and natural resources that will make the nation rich and powerful after the war debt is paid oft Wbo woo that war, anyway? RIPPLINGRHYMES, Helping the Law, By WALT MASON. S OME WESTERN WOMEN organize to help enforcement of the law; they're patriotic, good and wise, and men's approval they should draw. They'll go to parties as of old, attend all social jamborees, but when they're offered cocktails cold, they'll say, "We want no drinks like these." They will enjoy the merry din when dancers swarm across the floor, but when they're asked to swig some gin, "We do not hit it any more." They will not try to spoil the cheer, the gayety of any scene, but when they're asked to have some beer, they will reply, "Nay, nay, Pauline." They won't go forth in noisy gangs, their noble mission to expound,'they/won't indulge in shrill harangues, or fill the mart with raucous sound. They don't intend to hire a hall or march downtown in a parade; the good example, that is all, the only plan they've so far made. They don't rebuke the thirsty wight who drinks not wisely but too well, who'd have his person all alight until he looks like a hotel. They will not lecture giddy maids who lay aside their chewing gum and return from harmless lemonades to monkey with the Demon Rum. But they'll refuse to take a drink of anything that has a kick, of liquors green or red or pink and to that great resolve they'll stick. Some grand good woman framed it up, and scores and hundreds came along and vowed they'd take no brimming cup of anything that is tod strong. This movement will,be sure to spread across tile country and return; its influence will not be dead while yet the lamp holds out to burn. 'Twill do more good than all the talk that can proceed from human Jaws and will discourage those who balk at strict observance of the laws. , • (Copyright, 1020, George M. Adams.) ACTION IN COLORADO. ..'. (Tulaa Dally World.) Newspaper readers undoubtedly gathered from the Lamar, Colo., reports that real progress is being made there in cleaning tip the bank robbers. The conviction of three of 1 the principals in the Fleagle gang was, under all the circumstances, a remarkably successful job. At the outset — the murder of the president and other officials of a Lamar bank and th'e subsequent murder of a doctor witness—the clues were very slender; but a, country sheriff sharped 'all the sleuths by getting his men. Only one' is at large. Death penalties have been assessed against three. One of the convicted men who was so certain the verdict would be carried out that he openly bid for a chance to escape. Two others have been moved to an irreproachably safe jail for detention until execution day. Bank robbery is a terrific evil. There have been so many unpunished bank robberies—many of them accompanied by murder—that the country was about to conclude that the robbers had the best of everything. They have not. Intelligent and unremitting man hunts and stern, matter-of-fact trials, will do the work the public demands. Now let the courts and state officials of Colorado maintain the record. The Lamar case is a notable one in many ways and it may well mark a turning point in law enforcement and protection of life and property.—The Tulsa Daily World. ABE MARTIN Those who've seen Lionel Kites' fourth wjt'e say she kin b'e painted to look all right. Wesley Peters is ditchin' his farm an' offers $8 a week to plain diggers, an' $8 a week an' 'gas to fancy shovelers. (Copyright, Joba V. Cille Co.) LET'S NQTBE COCKY By BBtrCE CATION. rr-IHE NEW'' PteiNAL CODE '. tt'u: JL Mexico be one of thbs* things that will enable us to pat ourselves on the backs'and reflect on our Immeasurable superiority to our neighbors south of the .Rio Grande. There is, for instance, the new law relating to robb'e'ry. No Mexican, .hereafter, can fie punished for robbery, if he can prove that he was hungry at the time he committed it and that he had never engaged in a robbery before. This is just the .sort of thing that will make us feel that Mexico is truly a backward nation. There is something childish, trusting and ingenuous in that law. Imagine how ,it "would work in a city like—for instance— Chicago! Wouldn't it be a wonderful defense for rascals? • • Yet, when you stop to think about it, it isn't quite as laughable as it sounds. It may be clumsy and impractical; yet, for all that, it represents a genuine attempt -to put a little common sense and humanity into the criminal code—and the criminal code north of the Rio Grande isn't exactly bogged down with either of those qualities. Mexico, clearly, is trying to make her legal machinery recognize a perfectly obvious fact; that,a man can commit a major crime and still not be a real enemy of society. Many a robbery is committed by an ordinarily law-abiding and upright man who is driven by poverty and misery to a point where it seems better to commit a robbery than to starve to. death and see his family starve to death. In such a .case—where it la quite clear that the. man is not a criminal by nature—isn'.t it better to turn him loose and give, .him another chance to do as we usually do in. the United States—stick him in prison and turn him into a confirmed criminal? Mexico's new law undoubtedly will help some real scamps to escape punishment for their misdeeds. But will that be any worse than some of the savage injustices that our. own laws occasionally cause? . . Our whole tendency lately has been to' make ,our criminal code stricter. Aa a result we see men getting ten-year terms for stealing a couple of dollars. We see a hopeless fury settling down on our convict class, resulting in outbreaks like those at Dannemora, Auburn and Canon City. This Mexican law is probably quit* as impractical as our lofty critics hava been saying. But it contains an idea that we might very well think about copying. •a- 1 >m rf CURRENT_COMMENTS Being a peasant in' Russia doesn't appear to be much healthier than being a pheasant . in South Dakota.— Daily Argus-;Lea,dep (Sioiiy Falls). It didn't take John's wife long to become a full fledged member of the Coolidge family; she's'already writing for , the magazines.—Chicago Post. Edwin Booth was a great. American, but thousands of tho present generation have never heard of him to whom Albie Booth is a familiar name. Providence Journal. Nine persons were hurt in Chelsea, Mass., when a steam shovel struck a trolley car. There really ought to be a law against the recHl.ess driving of steam shovels.—The New London Day, Mr.. Grundy would not permit senators from the less wealthy states to vote on the tariff. Would he agree, in return, that the tariff should not apply to those states?—Worcester Evening Gazette. A FLOATING BEFOBMATOBY. (Philadelphia Record.) To find a connection between naval disarmament and crime reduction one must go to Japan. As both problems are much to th« fore in this country at the present time, Japan's experiment is of interest. A small obsolete warship has been refitted by the government to serve as a floating reformatory. A special group of 80 youths will be placed aboard under competent officers and instructors. For six months this ship will crulsa in Japanese waters. Courses in navigation, fishing, the making of fishing equipment, weather observation and similar subjects will be given. The bracing air, the diacipline, the training that they will receive should do these youths a world of good The horizon will be their wall. There will be new activities almost every day. They will see nature in her varying moods and will learn that existence is a very real struggle and that the world owes no man a living. No one would advocate a return to / the horrors of the old prison ships, t— *m But here modern ideas are put into ac- « tion. , ] Perhaps Japan has shown 'be world what to 4o with its obsolete ships,

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