Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on June 3, 1930 · Page 8
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ttoona jnne 13. 18*' llatf$ 81*1*, !->>on<h% PRINTING eOSWANY, Pttoi iR Wfi M «* BU1UMNO. 16W-1&OJ Orwn AVC.. Altoonn. Pn. tftlttL N. SLEP President L. JOHNSTON Mutinying Editor CtTt SUBSCRIPTION RATES. 2 cents 50 cents ,...jflt copy •. • W month (payable monthly) MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES: t month (In advance) 6" ; months (In advance) *3..'0 year (In advance) ST.00 TELEPHONES: Bell Phone 7171. The Altoona Mirror Is a member of the Audit Bureau of Circulation and the American Newspaper Publishers' Association and Pfcnnsylvanla Newspaper Publishers' Association. The Altoona Mirror assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors In advertisements but will reprint that part of an advertisement In which the typo- fMphlcaJ error occurs. Advertisers will please notify the management Immediately Of any error which may occur. Entered as second class matter at Altoona postofftce. AVERAGE DAILY PAID ciRcr- tATION DURING MAY 29,077 TUESDAY, JI:NB a. 1930. A TKJtTGHT FOK TODAY. Woe to him that covctrtH an evil covelousness of his house, Hint he may net his neat on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil.—Habakkuk2:9. T O THE covetous man life is a nightmare, arid God lets him wrestle 'with it as .best he may.— Henry Ward Beecher. In their hearts a reverence for the starry emblem of the republic's existence. They eagerly embrace the opportunity to celebrate I be recur- anniversaries of the ring's birth. That Is one reason vre are all npt to be so enthusiastic over the anniversary of the nag's birth. In itself alone it Is one of the most beautiful emblems of nationality ever conceived by patriotism or the Ingenuity of man. But when we recall what it represents not only of the origin of our country but also of its glorious though brief history, we realize that it is the emblem of tho dearest and best things in our history. June brings us many other hallowed and precious associations. Among other things it cmnncipatoa us, for » time at least, from sullen sides and chilling breezes and uncomfortable weather experiences and sends the blood coursing through our veins with renewed vigor. All hail, then to beauteous and exhilarating and pleasurable June. A J. OEMMILL DAVIS. T HE DEATH OF J. GEMMILL DAVIS removes from earthly •cenes the dean of Altoona bankers. He had been in ill health for many months. His passing was not unexpected. Since 1873 Mr, Davis had been Identified with the banking interests of the city. All the intervening years had been devoted to the one institution, first known as the Altoona bank and in 1902 reorganized as the Central Trust company, of which he was secretary-treasurer for fifteen years and then elected vice president and general manager. >He had natural aptitude for figures »nd finance. And this talent he developed to a high degree during his long experience in a field which he found congenial and in which he proved so useful to the community. The success of his company was in large measures due to his good and faithful service, his wise and careful execution of his responsible duties »'nd obligations. Mr. Davis was a conservative banker, who adhered to the settled polic/ of caution and safety. He •was thorough and painstaking, gave Bound counsel to the many who consulted him on financial matters and exercised good judgment. Personally, Mr. Davis was a very modest man. He never sought the limelight, never pushed himself forward. He made friends slowly, but It is a fine tribute to his sterling qualities to\ay that those who knew him best esteemed him most highly. Mr. Davis, despite the demands upon him, found time to serve the community in many ways. He Shirked no duty, public or private, lether as a soldier in the Civil war, fas a leader in the fund-raising and ,er campaigns of the World war, or fits, citizen interested in civic affairs. His death is a serious loss to the «i,ty of his adoption. CARIOSITY. , T HERE IS CONSIDERABLE reason to believe that curiosity, properly regulated and directed, is one of the most valuable elements of human nature. While it is often unduly exercised and directed in a merely morbid course toward the satisfaction of selfish desires, its value usually far out-weighs its defects. He is a pecular individual who is devoid of a desire to learn what is going on in the neighborhood and in the world at large. Curiosity of the right sort is directed toward self-enlightenment. It is something higher and better than a mere morbid anxiety to satisfy an idle desire to lind out certain facts about our neighbors which are of quite immediate and personal concern and which have nothing whatever to do with the welfare or happiness of our neighbors and their friends. Selfish desire to pr,y into the personal affairs of others is not. justifiable. Such a complete absence of curiosity as makes an end of neighborly interest and sympathy is never justifiable, of course. Every properly constructed human being should be interested to a certain extent in the prosperity and the happiness of his neighbors and should promptly embrace, every opportunity to be useful. But there are certain easily ascertainable limits beyond which neither interest nor curiosity should go. As a matter of fact curiosity should be confined within certain well-defined limits. Our interest in persons who arc related to us only through the original pair should be of a moderate and restrained nature and should be exhibited conservatively and always within proper limits. Morbid desire to gratify mere idle curiosity should always be repressed. Too much eagerness to know what does not really concern us is very likely to bring humiliation rather than happiness. TIMELYJOP1CS SPECIAL committee of the United States senate has been appointed to investigate All mutters pertaining to tho replacement and conservation of wild life (including cquntie nnd bird life) with a view to determining the most appropriate methods for carrying out such purposes, together with Its recommendations for the necessary legislation. The committee has been Instructed lo report its findings to the senate a.s soon as possible nnd not later thun the beginning of the first regular session of tho next congress. It. has been given full power to call witnesses and take testimony under oath and also to call for the production of all data In connection with the subject. This action by the senate is the broadest and most comprehensive, yet taken to conserve tho birds, fish and wild animals of our nation. Tho activities of the committee will necessarily cover a vast range of subjects, including federal game reservations, bird sanctuaries, wild life in our national parks and forests, the problem- of migratory birds, of upland birds, of predatory animals and of fishes of the Atlantic, Pacillc, gulf and inland waters. The. study will also have to deal with the seal Industry, the fish industry, the fur industry and all others connected with w'ild animal, aquatic nnd bird life. The plan of the committee \n to make an exhaustive study of all of these problems nnd of the laws connected with them. To do this they will call upon the biological survey and the commissioners of bird sanctuaries and game reservations of the department, of ugrlcul- iure; the bureau of fisheries of the department of commerce: the national parks and national monuments of the department of the interior; the state departments of game and fisheries and all national organizations. The committee includes Senators Key Pittman, Charles L. McNary, Peter Norbeck, Harry B. Hawcs and Freredic C. Walcott, the latter being chairman. Norbeck is author of the American eagle protective bill and the predatory animal control bill. Pittman is prominent in national park, forest and game sanctuary work. McNary is author of the fish and wild life refuge bill and the amended Alaskan game laws. Hawes is an authority on fish and game and an author of game bills. Walcott is in charge of fish and game conditions in Connecticut. The committee has chosen as its secretary Morris Legendre, a graduate of Princeton and a. Rhodes scholar to Oxford. He has made extensive studies of wild life not only in the United States but also as a member of scientific expeditions to Africa, Asia, Alaska and the South seas. The committee hopes that the exhaustive study it plans to make will enable it to form a national legislative policy for the replacement and protection of the wild life resources of the nation that will endure for many years, a policy which has for its purposes the perpetuation of the wild life of our nation so that the future generations may enjoy it. Organizations and individuals who are interested in this matter should address their inquiries or suggestions to the committee, room 207, Senate Office building, Washington, D. C. WHAT OTHERS SAY DESIRABLE METHODS. W HILE CIVILIZATION still has a goodly way to travel before making an end of poverty and suffering, there are many evidences to eliow that it is going in the right direction. The chief trouble of our time la found in the ignorance which la largely the result of indifference. Our people in general are disposed to practice humanity whenever in- Btances of destitution are brought to their attention. Every community should have attached to its government an officer to whom all cases of destitution and •uttering might be promptly reported. It should have a relief chest to which the prosperous and all who are fairly well to do should make stated contributions, the contents being used fpr the relief of those actually needing atissitance. All who are prosperous—even though it may be very moderately—should contribute to this fund which should be carefully administered by the authorities or by tome chosen agent fur the common good. Such a method is urgently needed almobt constantly. JUNE IS HEltE. rp«HE MONTH O* 1 JUNK is with J. UB once more. While the feather possibilities in our immediate latitude art. of the utmost uncertainty, the fact remains that the month arrived this year clad in her moot beautiful garments She J» likely to prove true to her reputation HUll to JJtve Un a season of pleasant WC£ther, even Hi this most uneertaut of nil uncertain sections of tlur earth'.-. tome •rm» UK- always jnten-»t ui Hie other moii'.hs us tlurioub holidays and vaiir (IU« luurt 01 le&a iiitti't-siiiig anuiver- June tomes bearing )n )ii-i' DUTIES OF CITIZENSHIP. M OST AMERICANS ARE VERY tenacious in their rights as citizens. Of course some are indifferent, but even these would probably grow excited and indignant if any effort, were made to disfranchise them. Some of them have practically disfranchised themselves, but even these would vociferously resent any effort to rob them of the privileges of citizenship. The truth is, we should not only be proud of the privileges we enjoy as Americans; we should utilize those privileges at every opportunity for the betterment of the republic. We should acquaint ourselves with parties and principles, with ofliqials and aspirants for positions under government and endeavor to learn something definite about their qualifications and their ambitions for themselves and the country. Too many of us are willing to let the other fellow do the voting and the office-holding. We are absorbed in business or in society or in other matters which we consider of prime importance in the advancement of our personal interests. We forget that the welfare of each individual is inextricably involved in the betterment of the community and fail to act upon the principle that the welfare of the individual is Identical with that of the entire community. Every native American—e very adopted citizen—all the men and the women of the nation should be deeply concerned for the betterment of the country, the enactment and enforcement of judicious laws and the success of every rational project and every policy likely to advance the general welfare. C'OM.MLNJTV St'l'-l-'EUS LOSS. T HE PASSING OF Charles G. McCurdy is a loss to the community at large which is universally deplored. During his life he had rendered a distinct and useful service and his departure from the scene leaves a vacancy which will be difficult to fill as he filled it. Mr. McCurdy was a man whom to to know was to love and respect. Quiet und modest in his demeanor, he nevertheless had a way about him of getting things accomplished, imparting enthusiasm to others and achieving the results desired. He had much native ability and but for his untimely taking olf he would no doubt have risen to higher positions of trust and responsibility with the railroad company which he hud berved so faithfully and well. It is a well Known fact that he was left in Altoona when most of the forces of Ihi- department with which he was identified were tiun.^ferred to the eust because of the universal de- fiie. Uiut lie continue in charge of the athletic -work ol the .Middle division. To tlio.iv who knew him inlimati-ly then: ru.iii-s ill his death a sen.-'- ol deep. piTMjnul lo.i. . He was always genial and friendly and )ic manifested hi.: friendship in ways wJueh Mill never or forgotten and In.; A Proposed Giant Wner. A great deal of secrecy surrounds the proposal to build a giant liner which is now under consideration by officials of the Cunard company. All we know is that construction bids have been submitted, but this does not definitely commit the company. The rest is rumor, but in some of its aspects rumor assumes a rather positive form. We are told, for Instance, by a correspondent of the New York Times, that certain facts regarding this super liner are known among shipping men in Liverpool. The plans call for a ship of 75,000 tons, which is much bigger than anything now afloat, and for a sustained speed of 28 knots, which has not yet been achieved. The estimated cost will be $30,000,000, which is about $10,000,000 more than the cost of the Europa or the Bremen. The question naturally arises whether an investment so huge and unprecedented as this will pay. It is reported that the Cunard authorities are prepared to answer that question in the affirmative. They leel that the company is in a strong financial position and can afford the venture. Possibly some new methods or equipment will be introduced that will cut down expenses of operation. One thing is certain: There is largo advertising value in great size and great speed. The Cunard company lost the blue ribbon of the Atlantic with the advent of the Europa and the Breme:i, and a contract speed of 28 knots, which suggests that the proposed liner would probably be able to do better than that when pushed, opens up a prospect that the record so long held by the Muuretuniu can be recovered. The Uimncing of the new liner will be a serious problem, but apparently the Cunard authorities feel that it can be solved. The docking of so big a ship on this side is another problem which must command the careful attention of the builders.— Brooklyn Daily Eagle. + . * * A I-'ew left. Every day we are surprised that all the Changs have not yet been killed oft' in China.—Janesville Gazette. » • • t'omillions Improving. Conditions would seem to be improving- gradually in the great wheat centers, if Minneapolis can afford three bank robberies in three duys. —Detroit News. THE SAUNTERER T O BE PERFECTLY frank, the sauntering of which this column is supposed to be an account was done in bed. It has nothing to do with an actual outdoor leisurely journey through certain of the principal streets of our city, or through tree-embowered lanes. Vet the experience was not absolutely disagreeable, although'it bore a slight tinge of bitterness BS a possible prophecy of the future of the Saunterer. You know—or if you do not you should —that to all earthly occupations, amusements and undertaking there eventually comes an end. When a chap's imagination must be depended upon for his sauntering delights there's apt to be a bit of gloom in the result. Fortunately for the Saunterer, he seldom finds himself restless or unhappy of a morning when circumstances or necessity oblige him to cling to his bed for a few extra hours. It is' upon such occasions that his imagination takes on a more vivid coloring and leads him afar andMnto m:iny and decidedly vivid surroundings. Unless pain undertakes to give, him certain uncomfortable experiences during the early morning hours, he is apt to enjoy an early mental ramble, employing merely the eyes of his imagination in his travels and beholding spectacles and conversing with men and women whom he has never met in the flesh, some of whom went hence lor. ; ago. It has ever been a pleasure upon such occasions to encounter that fine adventurer William Penn and interrogate him quite closely concerning the motives which led him to undertake the uncertain adventure which resulted in the safe journey across the then but little known Atlantic of a goodly company of Friends and the beginning of the colony which has developed into the flourishng commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Those first adventurers were deeply concerned for the religious welfare of themselves and ot others, including their descendants. It is difficult to realize from how feeble a beginning our fine state and nation have sprung. It seems rather amazing to recall that the original inhabitants of our country—the red men who lived by the chase and whose social life was of the most primitive sort—were so soon made an end of. When we consider that they were a strong and vigorous race and that they fairly swarmed through our almost impenetrable forests and that within a comparatively brief time they have practically passed out of existence, we may well'experience sensations of amazement at the wonderful chance that has occurred in so brief a period. Looked at from the sympathetic standpoint, the extinction of the Indian seems to be a cruel and a pathetic incident of civilization. 1 suppose that extincton was a better fate than the degradation that apparently svas »n inevitable result of civilization. The red man does not seem lo have been capable of civilization. Do not understand me to mean that all members of the red race were .ruined by association with representatives of the white race. Here and there civilized Indians have done credit to the race from which they sprang. Generally speaking, however, civilization has meant the death of the savage race upon whom the experiment was tried. There always have been wild men, wll-1 animals, wild flowers that wither under the touch of civilization. Such, however, is not usually the case. I recall an experience of my childhood which proved both singular and interesting. A family arrived in our vicinity, having come from an isolated and semi-barbarous community. Among its members were two lads of about my own age. They were sent to our school, probably 'the first time they had ever entered a school room, or associated with civilized human beings. Upon their advent to our school room they were clothed in garments which seemed made of the skins of .some unknown animals and which smelled to heaven in the rankest and most disagreeable fashion. Both garments and boys created u sensation. END OF MAY By CRACK K. EBR1GHT. S ELDOM HAS THE MONTH of May witnessed such great weather extremes as it did this year. There were days in the forepart of tho month when we sweltered and baked, when vegetation shriveled with the heat and when the weather almost Reached a midsummer score. And what a bleak ending for the month! In contrast with the heat of the Memorial day of a year ago, the Memorial day of this year was certainly a wide flareback. The closing week of this years May was noted for its gloom, its clouds, its icy winds and its occasional frosts and even—so some folks said—bits of snow flurries in places, with ice forming in small P °Stlll, in spite iof nil this, it is amazing how lovely the Maytime world 'remains. Jane and 1 went for a walk out Ruskln drive one evening last week; and walking, you see so much of nature's loveliness. In the hedges the snow of blackberry blossoms, filling the air with the 'strange, cloying odor peculiarly their own. Thrushes singing their even song In the density of the h 11- side woods; a redwing blackbird teetering on a slender spray in a meadow, his sharp calls breaking Into the. evenly-chanted, shrill chorus of the killde'c's call. A meadow lark's song caroling sweetly far off, and a robin in an elm tree, beginning his evening call with its note of alarm. And all about lush green meadows, thick-leaved trees, and near green hills and far blue ranges of mountains. ' The world travelers who boost the beauty of our little county of Blair know their sceneries! It is the hardest thing to get a child to wear a protecting wrap once they have started in with summer apparel. On cold mornings recently it took firmness to see that Jane provided herself with a sweater or coat before going to school; and Thursday evening, running out for a few moments play on the lawn with the dog, she stayed on talking to Joe, our new neighbor (he Is a dog lover, too,) and Joe's friend Bill, a bird lover. The boys sensibly wore sweaters, and they very sensibly advised Jane to get a wrap, but she assured them —as she so often tries to assure me —that she didn't feel cold, and didn't need a sweater. Later, at bedtime, she refused an extra blanket for her bed, to offset the chill air pouring in her opened window. ' , But youth learns by experience! She awoke Friday morning with a real cold—one of those nasty, disagreeable colds that threaten to shut oft your breathing, and in general make you miserable. And wasn't it cold Friday? We were late getting started, with Sally's folks, for the family cemetery at Martinsburg, and we all wore heavy winter wraps. And. in spite of that, we were shivering with cold as we got out of the car to place the flowers on our family lot. What loyal people the Martinsburg folks are. Almost the whole town seemed to be turned out for the memorial service, which was just concluding as we arrived. Old folks, tottery with the years, and young folks, shivering in lightweight coats, and folks of all ages. Young girls, scattered all over the cemeterv, standing at attention, then kneeling, at the silver notes of a bugle's call, to lay sprays of flowers on the flag-decked graves of the soldiers. Such a beautiful cemetery. Fairview, at Martinsburg. Though the winds were icy cold, we walked through the cemetery, after the crowds had left, to view the beauty of its (lower-decked graves Lying on u wind-swept, sun-kissed hill slope, loved by all the birds, always kept in immaculate order, it is a lovely spot for that lust long sleep into ' which each of us must some day enter. Sully and Jane wisely stayed in the car. Jane was feeling wretched with her cold, and Sally even worse, because her vaccination is at that disagreeable stage known us "taking," and she was unusually fretful and peevish all day It A REFLECTIONS NEW WRINKLE in pedagogy \s reported from Mont- { gomery county, in Virginia — a scheme that looks like an excellent thing for district school superintendents to make a note of. Dr. Minor W. Thomas of the Virginia State Teachers college has devised a method whereby school teachers are paid for what their pupils learn. The pupils are given mental tests at the begining and end of each year, and those who have learned the most earn their instructors a $200 bonus. Each teacher is paid 10 cents a day for each child present. A basic salary of $10 a month for each year of college education possessed by the teacher is also in effect. The result, according to Dr. Thomas, is that 25 per cent fewer teachers, receiving 15 per cent above the old average, are able to give one and one-half times as much knowledge to 13 per cent more pupils than under the old system. Irene Schroeder, Pennsylvania's "blond gunwoman," and Glen Dague, her associate, have been duly convicted of murder and sentenced to death; and Mrs. Shrader's 4-year- old, son, Donnie, has been legally adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Victor L. Schoenian of Wheeling, W. Va. Mrs. Schroeder and Dague seem to have gotten their just deserts. It Is the case of this innocent youngster that is Important now. With his mother sentenced to the electric chair, the boy Is starting life under a considerable handicap. The courts have seen to it that he is placed in a good, wholesome home, where there is another lad of about his own age who can bo his playmate.- Let's all hope that little Donnie is allowed to forget the whole dreadful business as fast as he can. The echoes of this tragedy must not be allowed to spoil his life. THAT BODY OF YOURS lly JAMES W. BARTON, M. 1). S THE WARM weather comes ourse seems only 23 YEARS AGO TODAY Of course something was done ut once. . Exactly what it was or what school officer did it the Saunterer never knew. The strange and savage boys absented themselves from our schoolroom for the rest of that week. When they returned on the following Monday morning u remarkable transformation had occurred. Their skins were clean; their hair had been cut and was- nicely combed; their clothing was clean likewise. In short they had been transformed and the week was scarcely half-finished before they had been accepted by their schoolmates and had developed the usual characteristics of the nineteenth century schoolboy. Whether those boys started to school of their own accord on the memorable morning when they created such a sensation in our room or whether their parents were unconscious of their condition und of the curiosity they would excite, the Saunterer knows not, but they were certainly able to create an impression on the minds of their schoolmates which has lasted for an ordinary lifetime in at least one mind. The Saunterer does not condemn originality, but it is his conviction that there are certain forms of originality which may well be avoided. It is commendable to strive to set u good example, to walk iu the path of real duty; About this time of year the Saun- terer would be glad to hear from his friends who have Home original or humorous or eccentric happening within their knowledge. For the next few days while his spirit is likely to be willing it i.s apt to be .scant of original or of amusing ideas. W. H. S. From tlie Mirror riles. Misses Bertha Glunt and Alice; Nicholson of Altoona graduated u.s kindergarten teacher.s at u Philadelphia institution. Rev. O. C Roth of Uic First Lutheran rhinvli delivered the baccalaureate .sermon before the High school graduating class. Mis.s Mario Close resigned us superintendent of the Altoona hospital, returning to her home at Cambridge Springs, Mass. Miss Anna Wray of Bellwood succeeded her. L. P. Cool, who hud been manager of the Lyric: theatre in Altoona, which wus destroyed by lire, was appointed manager uf the nesv Ma. jestic theatre in Johnstown. Ucuth.s recorded included Miss Alary V. Davi.s, aged m, 23IJ8 Seventh avenue; Mrs. Catherine Rhodes, aged 7-i, 1 1 J1- Union M venue; Mrs. Maivia. A. Satindel'.s, ugi d Sli. Uul- lit/.in. mid Atlas Tillery, aged '1(J, IMOtj Xinlll avenue. The Republican primary election resulted in the Humiliation of Ihc lol- lowin^ ticket: District attorney, J. Banks Kurtz; register ; *"J recorder, 1,'laude Jones; treasurer, James H. Duvi.-.: poor director, H. U. Pensyl; tui vc-iui't M. Scull .Gwm. NOT SL'IU'KISING. C Kansas City Star.) We don't sec why anyone should be surprised to learn that men spend 10 per cent more on clothing than women, considering that they wear MO to 2000 per cent more clothing than women. QUOTATIONS "Marriage is an adventure—like going lo war."—G. K. Chesterton. "Many a college man has missed advancement because he was .socially a total loss."—Professor Robert E. Kogcrs. "Many misguided persons think the true test of friendship is whether the friend will lend money."—John D. Rockefeller. "Economic health, like. human health, requires prevention of infection as well us cure of it."—President Hoover. "Philosophy, except so fur as il enables one to bear losses with equanimity, is not a, business asset."— Lord KiddelJ. was late when we started for A S THE WA _ R:V home, and we were all so hungry. XX along it of c< natural for everybody to cut down somewhat in their food and to replace oatmeal, fats, butter and meats with salads and fruits. Now in this twentieth century, as a people the main reason we eat Cood is to keep the processes of the body going along in a proper manner. And the one thing necessary is heat. For all the physical work most of uu do there is very little need for food. In fact it can be easily estimated that about 20 per cent of the food we eat during the cold weather would be sufficient to repair tissues that we wear out by actual work. And the food that we need for work i.s meat or eggs. Now us the bulk of the food we cut—vegetables and bread—is used to create heat ill the body, and there will not be quite as much heat needed during tho warm wealher, as there Is during the cool weather, you can readily see that it is potatoes, bread, sugar, puddings and so forth that should be cut down during the warm weather. And yet what, do we find? That a great many feel that meat during the summer should not be eaten, or eaten very sparingly. They think of meat as something veiy hard to digest and therefore other foods would bo better during tho warm weather. As a mutter of fuel u good piece of beef or lamb is digested ill the stomach within an hour or two whereas some of the vegetables take almost twico u.s long. Of course pork is a little slow in digesting, und pork during the warm weather might well he limited. The whole point, und I've spoken about it more than once, id that if you sit around all Hummer, do absolutely nothing in the way of work or exercise, then you certainly can get along with "suluds and fruits. However if tho outdoors invites you, und you get out and walk, play golf, tennis, baseball or other gume.s. then you would ho wise to eut meat or eggs every day. Salads ami fruits are good food, und con- lain vitamins that .stimulate other foods to action, but they have not the body building, the body repairing ability of meat and eggs. Many individuals till up on starches," sugars, .sweet drinks and so forth during the Hummer and avoid meat, when us u matter of fact these things have much jnoro "heating" quulities thun meat. The thought for hot weather outing fur the majority of people should be to cut down the umount of food euten by about 21) per cent except the meats, which .should not be cut down if you are taking u.s much or during On account of the bleak weather, we, like thousands of other folks, hud given up the idea of an outdoor pic- uic dinner, and instead were coming back, all of us, to my place for the rest of the day. Passing through McKees gup we were tempted by the sight of green beds of: new onions in the gardens. Yes, of course it is plebian to eat them, and not at all polite—but we figured, since we all are so fond of them, and would all partake of them il wouldn't matter this time—so Paul finally was able to procure some from a householder. And how delicious the dinner tasted. It didn't take us long, when we arrived home, to clean the onions, make a pot of hot coffee, reheat the delicious little rolls halted by my neighbor, Mrs. B., set the tables- Sully und Jane always eat at u small table of their own—und pluce the most delicious foods we had prepared beforehand. And even when evening came, und Sully'a folks had gone we weren't lonely; for Aunt Ellen from up New York state had come to spend a few days with Esther's folks; and they brought her up to visit us, and we played games till quite lutu— Aunt Ellen the winner, mostly. She is one of those friendly, likable ladies, with a line sense of humor, and the happy ability to be OIK; with a group of any-ugc persons. That enviable kind of u person who remains, always young. RIPPLINGJWYMES Not Important By WA1/T MASON. T HE GREAT MAN RUNS HIS brilliant race, and dies at the appointed time; some other fellow takes his place before the deathbclls cease their chime. The great man wondered as he wrought just what would happen when he died; he feared the town would be distraught, its business tangled up and tied. Oh, who could wear the great man's shoes, and who could wear the great man's hat? The great man often had the blues from thinking over things like that. But when he soared to realms afar, all done with life s exciting game, the village never knew a jar. and things moved onward just the same. For seven days, or eight, or nine, we talked about his high career: our eulogies were truly flue, and now and then we shed a tear. But time in its swift passage brings a strong desire for change of themes, and soon we talked of other things, and framed up new and shining schemes. The great man sleeps and we go on, and build new coops to house our helis, and paint the pump and mow the lawn, and write odes with our fountain pens. An Alexander loops the loops, there's sorrow in the souls of men; but soon they wouldn't give three whoops to have the hero back again. A Caesar falls just when he plans to do big, gorgeous things for Rome; he's stricken down by also-rans immortalized in Shakespeare's pome. The Roman heart then feels like lead, there's crape on every Roman door; but Rome goes on. with Caesar dead, just as it went six months before. The great men come and do their stuff, and if they re wise they will not say the world will find the sledding rough when they are dead and filed away. The world moves on, severe and dour, no mutter what the great men do; It mourns their passing for an hour, then looks around for something new. (Copyright. 1930, George M. Adams.) WON'T UK FOB LONG. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.) New York's tallest building, just opened, is expected to retain the championship for perhaps eight or maybe nine months. SOMK 1'OMTICS. I Arkansas Gazette.) The next, presidential aspirant Is going to have a hard time overcoming the Hoover commissioner vote, if it hangs together. IN HUMOROUS VEIN Fonda Love—"Do you have old- fashioned views?" Miss Necker—"Yeah, I've got several in the family album."—The Pathfinder. Wife—"I'm going up to town this afternoon." Husband—"Shopping?" Wife—"No, I won't have lime. I just want to get .some things I need."—Passing Show. REWARD OF SERVICE By BBUCE CATION. T HERE'S NOTHING especially new in the fact that the human race seldom goes out of ita way to reward the people who have done the most Now and then, though, something happens to remind you of it again— something that makes you wonder if we really know what's good for U0. In London a man named Sir Ronald Ross recently celebrated his 73ra birthday; celebrated it in ill health, without any too much money to make his old ago comfortable ana without any great public celebration to mark the anniversary. Sir Ronald Ross? No, you very likely never heard of him. He isn t widely known. But when future historians go to write down the names of the men who. in the last three or four decades, have served humanity the best, they will put his name somewhere near the head of the list. A number of years ago Sir Ronald was a young officer in the medical corps of the British army in India, stuck away in a God-forsaken outpost simmering in the tropical heat. Malaria was a curse there; a curse, and an unsolved riddle. The young medical officer turned his attention to it. He had the aitdacity to doubt that it was caused by the climate, by the food and drink or by the weather. Instead, he suspected that it was carried from the sick to the well by some insect. He outlined his idea to his superiors and was scoffed at. Undaunted, he got a cheap microscope and begun to investigate. He put the mosquito down us his chief suspect, and went to work making microscopic examinations of the contents of thousands of niosquito.s 1 stomachs. Tins painstaking work in the tropic bout with poor instruments was terribly hard. It undermined the officer's eyesight and ruined his nerves. There were years of it, too; for Ross 1 investigations came to nothing for a long time. At last, however, he found a new species of mosquito, got some specimens of it—and found his malaria germs, in hia specimens' stomachs. Within a short time ho had proved his theory to u skeptical medical world and had enabled health organizations to cope with malaria for the first time in history. Nor was that all. It was his work that put tho American medical officers on the track of tho yellow fever , mosquito. The mugnilieent olean-up-' on that dreadful disease in Cuba, Panama and the southern states of America grew directly out of Ross' work. So that's Sir Ronald Roas. Ho was Knighted for his work—and then largely forgotten. Today England's highest honors rest on the shoulders of her war leaders—men who sent thousands upon thousands of men out to kill and to bo killed. The man who saved uncounted thousands of lives, and whose work will go on saving lives long after he himself is dead, i.s ignored. Really, we don't seem to know who our benefactors really are. ANNIVERSARIES She (playing piano)—"That was the 'Death of Siegfried.' " He—"Darling, what a terrible death the man died,"—Faun, Vienna. Customer (to grocer)—"Why, Mr. Snookums, you grow dearer und dourer I" Mr. Snookums - " ! Here comes tho wife!"—Tit-Bits. ABE MARTIN JEM'Kit SUN 1JAVIS' UIIITII. On June U, 1808, Jefferson Davis, a soldier, statesman and the president of the Confederate States of America, was bora in Todd county, Kentucky. His family moved during his infancy to Mississippi, with which atute his fame has always been connected. Following his graduation from West Point in 1828. Davis served in tin- army for seven years, resigning on aei'ount of illness. Davis lirst came into prominence- us ,-i member of the house of repretienta- tivus und lutt-r us u United Stales senator. He left congress at the outbreak (jf the Mexican wur to enlist, und gained considerable fame as a soldier. When Pierce was elected president Davis was appointed secretary of war, but left the cabinet when Buchanan became president. At the time Mississippi acceded from he Union, Davis was serving in the .senate. Shortly after his resignation he was elected pie.sidelit of the Confederate state. After the fall of Richmond in 18UD he was raptured when endeavoring to i-srapc and was imprisoned in Fort Monrue for two years. He WHS released on bail in 1867 and finally .set at liberty by the general umnesly of 1808. GOOD t'OU Till'; AUTO. (LUe.> A bathing suit that you saved to wear again this year makes a tine clulh to wJ^e ihe dust oil the leaders.. more exercise thun you do tile cold weather. (,'ON VUMUM'tt. il.ouiivillu 'rimi'H. I This country now has so many lill- ing stations, it is easy to fuel all o£ .the people all of tbe .time, "He .strikes me as Ihe .sort of a feller who'd drive thirty miles out of hi.s wuy lo visit u cave," said Tell Binkley, speukin' o' Mrs. Km Moots' new beau. "She's allus been as free to come jin' go us-AI C'upone," testified Mort Mopps in his divorco trial today. 1MO, George U. CURRENT COMMENTS Hull won't win a contest, Ghundi. It lakes the old pepper.—Akron Beacon Journal. Some people get all the breaks, and others muku them.—The Geneva -4 Dally Times. M Another advantage of tho automatic telephone i.s that It permits the .subscriber to ring Ills own wrong numbers.—Detroit Free Press. This plan of arresting Al Capone every day or two on a charge of vagrancy may eventually move that "big .shot" to tell the world how ho makes his living.—DCS Moines Register. The announcement Is made that Chicago's suicide rate hus greatly deceased. Perfectly natural. Peo- pli; there are not required to do that for themselves these days.—Sioux City Journal. It si.'cniM likely that the Michigan Democrats will adopt a wet plank ut the .state convention. The question of who i.s lo walk the plunk remains a mutter of conjecture.—Ann Arbor Daily New.s. In those piping times of peace, any good air pilot i.s culled an "ace." By this token, we presume that tho lad who. .swiped a plune at Roosevelt Held but filled to get It off the ground wu.s u douce.—New London Duy. It's quite usual, even in Pennsylvania, for Brown to rhurgo fruudu- IciK-y in the reci-iil primary, but for Pincliol lo uccuue the other side oC fraud, and he a winner, Is just like him for originality.---Savannah Mora- Ing Ni.-w.-j. We ait- ^oiug to rebuild Leugue park :io that the iiidiun.s can knock more home ruu.s. How we're going k to lix it no that the opponents of the Indian.s won't knock any more home runs is our (secret,- Plaui t

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