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, ^ k , I * ** \ 'l ,4 1 ^ , fMB Alt 0d*fA , \ fftteot. Jtfh« 13. 1874. T . MWNM BUILDING, timtn Av»., Alteon*. PA. N. SLBP It. L. JOB&STON President Managing Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES. .................... 2 ecnls «onth (payable monthly) ---- SO cents MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES: tdftt month (l« advance) 60 Bit months (in advance) $3.50 OM yttt (in advance) $7.00 TELEPHONES: Bell Phone 7171. The Altoona Mirror Is a member of the Audit Bureau of Circulation and the American Newspaper Publishers' Association and Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association. Tbe 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 of any error which may occur. Entered as second class matter at Altoona postofflce. AVERAGE DA1LT PAID CIRCII- tATION DURING MAY 29,077 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 1930. A THOUGHT FOR TODAY. A good name In better thnn precious ointment. — JKcclc- •lasteg 7:1. T HE WAY TO GAIN a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.—Socrates. DR. ROBB'S RETIREMENT. D R. GEORGE D. ROBB. whose retirement as principal of the Altoona High school is the outstanding event in local educational circles this spring, is both a personality and an institution. His achevements as head of the High school since he came to the 'city to be its official head in 1893 have so indellibly linked his name with the instituton that one cannot think of the one without the other and it is a matter for speculation as to what the school will be like without him. Whatever it may be, it certainly will not be just like it was when Dr. Robb was its presiding genius. This thought is suggested upon reflecting what the school was in the years immediately preceding his assumption of the principalship. It had gotten out of control of those in charge. George Robb brought order out of chaos and it has been an orderly instituton ever since. During all these years he has lived, moved and had his being in the High school and among the boys and girls who have constituted its ever changing student body. He has been their quide, their advisor, there philosopher, their inspiration and their friend. Before his time as principal comparatively few boys went to High school. It was a sort of female seminary. It soon took on a different attitude under his guidance and it became what it is intended that a high school should be. It is an institution of which the people of Altoona are justly proud and Dr. Robb has been a large factor in making it what it is today. During all the years of his incumbency of the principalship of the High school and his citizenship in Altoona, Dr. Robb has been a powerful influence for good in the life of the community. He comes to the end of his active, public career with a name untarnished, expressive not only of exceptional capability but also of the simple life of a modest .citizen who has ever stood for the belt things of life. The tributes that are being showered upon him by the students, past and present, are richly deserved. No one can compute the good he has wrought by precept and by example. For a whole generation he has been the inspiration of the youth of Altoona and he will carry with him into his retirement the best wishes of all for a long life and a .serene old age. THE NEXT WAJt. W E HAVE B.EEN hearing a great deal of peace talk during recent years. Many of the most •anguine prophets of both hemi- •pherea are busying themselves by assuring us that the day of the war •plrit has vanished. They are quite certain that the experiences of the World war were of such a character Ml to convince rulers and people that ' war in the enemy of civilization and , a deadly foe to nations and human b«tng«. And yet If we take a little serious thought we are likely to discover that the modern disposition toward war haa changed upon the surface only. I'beit: are aa many lovers of strife |p exUtence as there ever were. Nu- tlOu* are as high-headed and as h*Ugbly in this present year of yra< :K a* they were a century ago while veaponu are very much deadlier. Ther« h»» been constantly growing efficiency in deadly weapons and comparatively little improvement in human temper. A lino. I the only thing concerning the next w»r concerning which \\ L •ft UHitl toalidtnt u that it IB ft tw«tt JPfanta aftd Italy, provoked by dtfferehces ot opinion and a heated controversy over the boundaries of their rival possession* in Africa. It may be between the United States and some other country. Or it may begin between two insignificant nations and spread all over the earth. From all of which possibilities we learn the importance of intimate and friendly consultations among the nationalities most urgently Inclined toward peace, their chief aim being the strengthening of the bonds of international peace. Nations, composed as they are of aggregations of individuals, are liable to sudden disagreements, sharp words, foolish conduct nnd unpardonable assaults upon the peace of the human family. We conclude, then, that the forces of peace should be as completely organized as those that makn for \yar. In the beginning, at least, only a few persons arc interested in the inauguration of bloodshed. But as a rule they occupy the key position and can bring to pass the most tremendous evils before the rest of the world has had time to grasp the ^it- nation. We need more unity of thought among the foes of war, better methods of consultation "and agreements under which international sentiment against war can be promoted without delay. TIMELY TOPICS LOOKING TOWARD NOVEMBER. T HE RECENT PRIMARY election gave the untitled members of the majority party in Pennsylvania the first real opportunity they have had for some years to express an unbiased opinion concerning the merits of the several aspirants for state nomination. The result,, however, was somewhat surprising and was far from satisfactory to the politicians who have been in the habit of naming the ticket in advance of the primaries. Consequently, the men who have long been in the habit of "fixing things," so far as the choice of can- didatfes is concerned, are far from being In a good humor. They have been so amazed that they are yet in a "stunned state of mind," and are pawing the air uncertainly. Recently some of them have begun to talk angrily and unwisely. Their astonishment was so absolute and complete that the fog has not yet dispersed. The Altoona Mirror is not a partisan newspaper. It has no party affiliations. Ordinarily it is content to remain a comparatively silent yet very much interested spectator of the contest between rival parties. In its view neither the city, the county nor the .state is likely to suffer harm, whatever may be the result in November of each year. Generally, the candidates are honest and reasonably capable. Whatever may be the uproar during a campaign it usually ceases with the closing of the polls. Upon the whole, then, there is no special reason why any citizen of either sex should grow sullen or excited over the results of the recent primaries, so far as there were any' results. We realize that it is very difficult for persons'Who have been accustomed to take a. large share in bringing political events to pass to settle down quietly when the unexpected encounters them, but they might as well begin to acquiesce in the results which occur from time to lime, unexpected and unappreciated as they may turn out to be. You know none of us can always have his own way absolutely. There is usually a small fly in the ointment. STATE SOCIALISTS. T HE' SOCIALIST party of Pennsylvania met in state convention' in Reading last Saturday and concluded its deliberations on Sunday. As most of our readers know, it nominated James H. Maurer, now a member of the common council of Reading, for governor. The proceedings of the convention were not radical, in certain respects and were generally directed according to the wishes of conservatism in labor circles. For instance among the resolutions adopted was one to the effect that the party stands for "the manufacture and sale of a moderate amount of light wines and beers by the government, eliminating private gain and making for temperance." Thirty-six votes were cast for this resolution and twenty-one in the negative., One resolution adopted by this state convention we should be glad to see incorporated in the platforms of the Republican and the Democratic parties of this commonwealth and promptly enacted into law by the legislature at its next session. It urges the immediate revision of the entire penal .system, in accordance with a plan devised by psychologists and social workers. Legislation of this sort ia urgently needed. Presiding Officer Maurer, big gun of the Labor party, delivered a lengthy address in the course of which lie lonhd opportunity to allude to Gilford Pinchot in uncomplimentary terms. He declared that Pinchot always fromulaled his policy with the assistace of Senator Grundy and failed to keep his promise to abolish the coal and iron police. An Illinois man, a news item .say. 1 *, has carved himself a .set ot teeth from a hickory plank. Of courbe his bark i.s worse than hia bile. A man is riding on a bull from a Texas town to New York. On his way to the block market, no doubt. Did you hear about the New York lialiii.- cup who apprehended the mayor for being a J. Walker? In Brazil they are ut>iny alcohol iur motor luel. in thi.s country we u.se it to tank up, too. Isn't H about time lor (hat Indian lo annoulK e the approach of his EVERYWHERE will heartily endorse the suggestion of the Pennsylvania Motor Federation for legislation for a fifty- fifty payment of land damages in the relocation, widening and building of new roads by the state and county. Good roads are an imperative need at the present day, but there Is no reason why the counties, and, in the last analysis, the people, should be bankrupted in the process of provid- ing'them. Each year for some years past Blair county has been called upon to pay out large sums as damages to property owners in state roafl building operations. The end is nowhere In sight and the outcome is as plain as daylight unless a remedy is provided. It will mean an Increase in county taxation. As long as the stale highway department Is given a free hand to build roads wherever it pleases', taking over valuable property at will to eliminate curves and obtain better locations, the county footing the bill, the injustice will prevail. Most of the revenue derived from those who use the highways goes into the state's coffers and the state should pay the major portion of the bills. There have been instances in Blair county in which the actual work of building the road did not constitute more than half the cost. There are jobs under contract for the present season in which the county will be mulcted heavily in the payment of damages to properly owners. Highway department officials cannot be blamed for Iheir effort to make a good showing in the construction of fine roads, but ruthlessness should nol be permilled by Ihe laws of the state. The report of the Motor federation points out that "with the state treasury literally gurgling over with money paid in by motorists, this hardship should be solved." This is true, and the solution rests with our representatives in the legislature. Blair is not the only county that has thus been penalized and taxed. Legislators should band themselves together and secure the passage of laws thai would require the state to bear at least half of these damage costs. The federation also sponsors the plan for a permanent operator's license, thus eliminating the annual neisance of driver license renewal. It is a nuisance to the drivers, to the banks, to the state and all others concerned and there is no good reason why a license should not be made permanent. Road building, the handling of traffic, the licensing of drivers and the collection of taxes incident Ihere- to are all tremendously big questions with which the state has had to deal. Some mistakes have been made in dealing with them in the past and these should be corrected as time passes. The motor clubs are doing their part in bringing these issues to the front and seeking a remedy for conditions that are not as they should be. WHAT OTHERS SAY The Machine Age. However niggardly the industrial era has been in the matter of agricultural prosperity it certainly has taken quite a load off the farmer's back. It has all but driven the ubiquitous hired man out of the country and into the workshops in town. And it has given father and such of the boys as chose to remain on the farm a degree of leisure undreamed of seventy-five years ago. Slowly at first and more lately with increasing acceleration machinery' has been replacing man power and now even horse power on the farm. No longer "the plowman homeward plods his weary way." He skips in briskly from the barn, washes up, eats supper and then goes to a movie in town instead of to bed. Mechanical ingenuity has become a bigger asset to the farmer than a strong back. One only of the old hand harvesting tas'ks has been left unconquered by machinery. There has been no royal machine road to the gathering of the corn crop. Once in the wagon there is machinery to elevate it into the crib, but no satisfactory way of getting it into the wagon except by the exercise of main strength and a supple wrist. Now they are talking about a machine which will waltz through a man's cornfield, husking and shelling the corn and shredding the stalks all in one operation. It not only, according to report, delivers the crop all ready to be shipped or fed, but cleans up a lot of'next spring's work by leaving the field strewn with a macerated litter in shape to be plowed under the humus. This new contraption, once its merit is proven, is going to make it a lot easier for the boys to-run down to Lincoln for the Saturday football games. Right In the fall husking season they have always hitherto come at a most inconvenient time.— Omaha World-Herald. * * * They Got It. Kentucky farmers have acquired the habit of looking forward to the derby to bring them needed rain.— Toledo Blade. • • • I'so Soino Optimism. "Prosperity seen around corner." There's no protest against the business prophet's using a periscope.— San Antonio Evening News. * * * An Open Field. After we get that model criminal code we may be able to develop some model criminal lawyers. — Dallas Journal. 23 YEARS AGO TODAY From the Mirror Files. John I. Trexler, aged 87, died at his home at 2415 Walnut avenue, and Alexander C. Smith, aged 75, a - Civil war veteran, died at hi.s home in Claysburg. The school board authorized the graduation of .sixty-four students of the High school, comprising the en- lire personnel of the senior class, which wu.s the largest in the history of the school. Tho Altoona High school alumni elected these officers: President. Walter McEldowney; vice president, Baker Yon; treasurer, Charles Wood; secretaries, Misses Pearl Matthewt, and Prudence Ewing. Tho Democratic primary election resulted in the nomination of the following ticket: District attorney, Charles J. McCullouyh; register and recorded. D. M. Reighard: treasurer, A. I' 1 . Shomberg; poor director. L. C. Ale. Tiui school board reorganized by electing the following officers: President. H. H. Kurlenbaugh; secretary. C. il. I'iper; .solicitor, M. M. Morrow: treasurer, J. I!. Davis. JJr. A. ,S. Stayer and Fred A. Bell retired from the board and were Kijcreeiitd by John W. Pluuiuitr and H. Kiny .Maci''arlane. THE SAUNTEREK T Hfi BOYHOOD of the Saunter- efa most intimate friend was rather tranquil. I think I was attracted to him because of his placid character. There was nothing boisterous about him. Indeed one found it rather difficult to gain his pon- fldence because of his retiring nature and his indifference to the ordinary friendships or amusements of human life. But it happened that there was something congenial aljput the two boys and their tranqll habits drew them nearer each time they met. So it was that they had not met many' times before they began to find each other's company congenial and to spend much time in mutual undertakings. The Saunterer's friend had very few associates or Intimate companions In his earlier years. He was so sedate in his general makeup that an average lad of his own age was usually a little too aggressive and much too "loud" in conversation and action. Whatever may be true at the present moment, it was certain in the Saunterer's boyhood that he wa-s very much fonder of books than he was of play or of any violent exercise. In his new friend he found a comrade of congenial mood. The two lads found it not only possible but also desirable to maintain silence for almost half a day, in each other's Vompany, each wrapped in a book. As might have been expected, the Saunterer's chum died young; the Saunterer managed to escape in some way and during the intervening years had the fortune to acquire many other friendships. But the memory of the good friend and comrade of his ((youth has remained with him through all the intervening years. Nor did his busiest and most hilarious experiences ever completely wean him from a love 1 for books , of practically all sorts. And now, ' since practically all the intimate friends of his youth have either vanished from the world of men and women or gone elsewhere, he finds himself reverting more and more to the companionship of books. You ask, what in my opinion is the greatest book in the world? I have not been able to grow familiar with all the great books of the world- only a few of them have come within my reach. The greatest book with which I am reasonably well acquainted is the accepted version of the Holy Bible. Next to it I place "The Pilgrim's Progress." I make no claim to infallibility of judgment. These two, however, are the volumes that have left the deepest and the most permanent impression upon my mind. Close to the leaders are the works of Shakespeare and Milton's productions. Other and better, as well as more widely read minds, may differ from me. My impression is that the first sub- sta.ntial production that I ever read from beginning to end was Thomas H. Benton's massive work entitled, n« I recollect it, "Thirty Years In the United States Senate." I was quite young, but very much interested in the political history of my country when Henry L. Ake, a merchant residing in my home town, quite a politician, also, loaned me the book. It was a recital of the senatorial history of the nation during the very important and interesting period between the years 1820 and 1850. Of course it was largely beyond by comprehension. Still it left impressions which largely shaped my immediate future ideas. A little later I encountered the late Uriah J. Jones' "History of the Juniata Valley," and read it with avidity. In time I became reasonably well acquainted with the Jones name and with various members of the Jones family. One of them, ..Uriah Jones, named after his uncle, the writer, was employed on the Democratic Standard during the dozen years of his connection with that sprightly publication. The author of the "History of the Juniata Valley" became the husband of a sister of O. A. Traugh and was for some years a partner of Mr. Traugh in the publication of the Democratic Standard. He spent his last years in Harrisburg and was employed on one of the papers of that city. In my childhood I became acquainted with Mrs. Catharine Farrel, sister and housekeeper for the three Whitehead brothers. Mrs. Farrell was a great devotee of light literature. She soon discovered that I—then In my llth year—had a strong fancy along the same line. She borrowed me of my mother and I read to her every evening until a rather late hour. Pretty soon it was found convenient for me to stay with Mrs. Farrell over night. This habit continued until I began to be a rather tall boy. I was quite as fond of reading as the lady was of listening and I have never forgotten the happiness of those weeks. The weekly publications which I read aloud to Mrs. Farrell were the New York Ledger, the Flag of our Union and Gleason's Pictorial. I am not quite sure about the last named, however. These publications were the property of one Frederic G lea- son who presently sold them to Maturin M. Ballon by whom some of them were published for several years. I recall very vividly that when I rame to this city to teach in the autumn of 18B8, I purchased Ballou's Pictorial at H. Fettinger's variety store for several weeks. It was an illustrated weekly and during the closing weeks of its career was Riven to the publication of short stories. While the country stilt contains quite a. number of monthlies devoted to the publication of short stories, the weeklies making a speciality of short stories, or even serial, seem to have ceased from the land. At all events none of that character has fallen under the Saunterer's observation during recent months. During his earlier years he was devoted to three such publication!,: The New York Ledger, the New York Weekly and Saturday Night, the latter published in Philadelphia. W. H. S. THE OLD WJ|t BY TflE QUOTATIONS "The world i.s cluttered up with too many men."—Dr. Lorine Pruette. "I wonder if it wouldn't be better if htere were more jails and more people jailed."—Rev. Dr. Howard E. Hand. "We do not need more doctors in this country; what we need are better-trained doctors."—Dr. Abraham I-'lexner. "A man ought not to be held responsible for what he says in a political .speech. "--Senator Lee S. Overman. "It has become more and more difficult by viewing many drug stores to tell whether they are drug stores, department stores or tea rooms."—Dr. H. A. B. Dunning. By ORACIB K. EBRIOH*. (Pftift One.) W ASN'T SUNDAY A beautiful day? And how we all..appreciated Its milder temeprature and • Its bright sunshine after the 'week of cold and gloom just past. When I started for church Sunday morning I was surprised to find the air really warm out of doors. Our neighbors at the end of our street, Mr. and Mrs. B., were just starting for their church and Invited me to ride along In their nice car. A wonderful day for driving. What a day to have started for a trip to Mercersburg chapel! i When we arrived in • town I was too late for Sunday school and too early for church; and, meeting my_ friend Mrs. Gallagher, I started back towards her home with her. She had stopped in to see a German lady on her way home from mass; for she had promised this woman's dying mother to look after the woman and her children; an, said Mrs. Gallagher, "By the help of God I mean to keep me word, an' I'll go to see her as long as I can." Then, nothing would do but I must stop In with her to visit Mrs. McA.,,. who lives just across, the street from Mrs. Gallagher, and who has been seriously ill for a long time, and who has been so comforted and helped by Mrs. Gallagher's daily visits—an almost useless arm restored to usefulness again by 'the simple dally massaging given to it by this real angel of mercy in her community, Mrs. Gallagher. A sweet-faced nun met us at the door—a daughter of Mrs. McA., who comes home frequently for a day with her mother, and' who In the temporary illness of Mrs. M., the married daughter in the home, was helping cheerfully wfth the housework, a clean apron tied over the front of her neat habit; We found the invalid seated in a comfortable chair, propped by pillows, and looking remarkably well for all she has suffered, and very proud of the fact that she is now able to get about a little in the house unaided. The married daughter, Mrs. M., come down stairs with the baby, before we left, feeling better again, and ready to take up her burden as head of the domestic scheme of the home. Her three older children, dressed in spic and span clothes, were ready to gd out with their father, and the young mother said, "I told my husband If I ever get down real sick he will have to hire three women to take my place." And I thought how true that is. The place of a real, devoted, hardworking mother can never be properly lilled in any home,—no, not even by three women—because a mother seems 'able to accomplish more, and take a wider interest than can any one else in the home. After our visit here we went for a moment to Mr. Gallagher's home to see Ellen and Freddie. Then, on my wuy at last to church I met Grace I., returning from Sunday school with her children, and she said to me, "You will get a surprise when you get to church." I found out what the surprise was when I sat down in our pew and Jane whispered excitedly to me, "Mother, Mrs. Lockart and Margaret are here. They were at Sunday school." And sure enough, when the choir came in, there among them was Mrs. Lockart—wife of one of our former pastors—and looking so very, very well; with that becoming coat of tan that bespeaks her outdoor life. Her rich contralto voice was instantly impressive in the choir numbers, and we are all delighted when she sang a solo number, to Byron's accompaniment—her voice full and deep and lovely. I was sorry to i miss seeing Margaret—she had gone with Kuth B., after Sunday school and Jane felt very badly over missing her, too. We had a line sermon on the justi- iication of belief in the Holy Ghost, by our pastor. And after the services everyone crowded around to shake hands with Mrs. Lockart. Our conversation together was interspersed with greetings of others; but we» did promise to visit the delightful Lockart homo at Myerstown this summer again— they have some fine trips planned for that visit. I was so sorry npt to meet the lady whom Mrs. Harrity told me had come to the morning service to see me. 1 hope she comes soon again, and that we may become acquainted. It seemed to be visitors' day all around; for in the pew ahead of us, with the pastor's family, sat strangers who I rightly guessed to be Rev. Harrity's brother's family, from the resemblance; and the Stewarts introduced friends of theirs from Philadelphia. The Curtis Mays would have brought us out home; but, in the absence of the Head of the House, we were spending the rest of the day with Sally's folks. And how sorry we were when we arrived there, to find little Sally wretched as could be with an^rm as .sore as-anyone could desire a vaccinate to be. She was in bed all day and would not taste even the most tempting foods. .She longed tor her grandad's return, so that he could hold her on his lap. ' When she is sick she wants her grandad. It was after 6 in the evening when he got. home, and though she didn't ask to be held, she did consent to eat a little of the ice cream lie immediately procured for her. Vaccinations are nasty things, but they are one of the necessary evils with which we are confronted—and certainly greatly to be preferred to an epidemic of that dread scourge, small pox. (To lie Continued.) A I'KOESTUIAN. (Judge.) A pedestrian is a man whose son is home. 1'runi college. ANNIVERSARIES On June 4, 1927, Clarence Chamberlin left New York for his nonstop trans-Atlantic ilighfe lo Germany in the monoplane Columbia with Charles A. Levine, owner of the plane, as passenger and assistant pilot. Several hundred miles at sea the dyers encountered sleet and hail through which they moved for lii hours. By the time they reached the English Channel the weather was so bad that they subsequently lost their way over Belgium und Holland. They succeeded again in finding their way to Germany. Pursuing a course which they believed was in the direction of Berlin, the fiyera brought the Columbia within a few hundred feet of earth 10 pass a field where farmhands were at work. These laborers .shouted to them, giving them the direction of Berlin. By this time the gasoline was running low and when, a few minutes later, Chamberlin saw what appeared to be a good landing field he made a perfect descent at the outskirts of Eisleben. the town in which Martin Lulher wa.s born. The fiyers had traversed 4,000 mile.s and had remained in the air 44 hours. During the flight Levine occasionally relieved Chamberlin but neither nhi >'"<-d more than a few moments' sleep. . _. LESSONS (Christian Science Monitor.) H IS FIRST PUBLIC appearance on an institute program was in San Diego in 1891, when he was about fifty years of age. The subject "Lessons Not Found in Books" was a plea to teach children to love* nature, to plant-trees, to see beauty in the rose and not look for the worm at the root of the rose. He would tell this story: "Once an ( old, old man came down from the hills with a load of hawthorne, of lilies and of roses, and he met three girls at a. bridge. They stopped him, and one of the girls said, 'Old man you have such beautiful hawthorne. Won't you give me some?' 'Yes, dear lady,' and he handed her some hawthorne. She took it in her hands and a thorn pricked her. 'Old man,' she said, "This hawthorne has thorns.' Yes, lady! You give me back the hawthorne. You may keep the thorns. 1 'Old man, you have such beautiful lilies,' said the second girl. 'Give me a lily.' He handed her a lily and she said, 'This lily haa a hole in it, old man.' 'All right,' he said, 'you keep the hole and give me back the lily.' The third girl said, 'You have such beautiful roses, old man. Please, give me a rose.' He gave her a rose and she saw a worm on it and said 'Old man, there is a worm in the rose,' and he said, 'Give me back the rose and keep the worm. And girls,' said the old man, •If you are looking for worms, thorns, or defects you will always find them. Look for beauty. It is everywhere.' "—Harr Wagner, in "Joaquin Miller and Hia Other Self." THAT BODY_OF YOURS By JAMES W. BARTON, 31. D. A LTHOUGH THIS is the month .iV of June and hay fever occurs toward the end of August, this is the time that you should consult your doctor if you are one of tho victims. Perhaps you have been all through the "cure" by means of the pollen extracts and feel that you spent all the time and money for nothing. While there was formerly some doubt as to exact cause of this trouble, there is no question now but that the pollen from grasses of various kinds, and also from other plants is the real cause. The -symptoms are known to the sufferer and to his friends and family, because he not only feels miserable but he looks it. The hard thing to understand of course is why with all this pollen floating in the alr^that only certain individuals seem to develop the trouble. Often only one member in a family will suffer from hay fever whilst other members not in any better health will remain absolutely free. As you know it attacks the dell- cato covering of the eyeball, and the sen.sitive lining of the nose and throat, and in a few individuals the entire skin surface is irritated. A research physician has been able to show that by scraping off enough of the upper layers of the skin on any part of the body and exposing the true skin, the pollen will set up the typical irritation. Now what about the treatment? Well if you can afford the time and money you can move to certain districts and be free from hay fever during its prevalence. "There is less pollen indoors than outdoors, less in the center of a large city than in the country; less when at rest than traveling by motor or train; less at the seaside; less out at sea than on land." However the time to start taking inoculations to prevent hay fever is six to eight weeks before the regular seasonal onset. For this reason you should consult your physician at once and get the inoculations under way. If you have never tried this treatment it is certainly worth the effort, for it i.s successful in at least half the cases. If you have tried It once without results it may be worth your while to try one more course of treatments; the .second and even the third course havu proved finally effectual. When your hay fever arrives and you want immediate relief, preparations containing adrenalin give most help, or the use of adrenalin internally by mouth or by injection into the skin. Where there is much discharge from the nose preparations containing lime are helpful However rny thought at this time is to remind you that now is the time to start the inoculations, so as lo have them completed before the i'ay fever season arrives. TI1K VKRV LIMIT. (Chicago Newb.) I've missed a boat and shed no tears; I've missed a train arid given cheers; I've missed a taxi llrst in line Without exclaiming, "Woe is mine!" I've missed a car, I've missed a buss, And never made a bit of fu.sa; But thjs to miss I deep deplore, One turn of a revolving door. RIPPLINGRHYMES Mine Enemies. By WALT MASON. M Y ENEMIES OFT RUN ME down, aa they go drilling through the town; they sit before the county jail and promulgate some^ dreadful tale, concerning my unpleasant breaks, my stratagems and fierce mlstakea. They lean against the old stone kirk and there get in their deadly work. Then comes a chap who overheard each caustic speech and carping word; the grl%v- oua story he relates, and thinks I'll curse those gossip-skates and vow a vengeance deep and dire, and threaten like a house afire. "Jim Jimpson said you play a flute when all such weapons should be mute, when weary people long for sleep, for slumber tranquil, calm and deep. Your music keeps them. all awake, it makes their careworn spirits ache; they wish that they might leave their bed, and break your flute across v y° ur head. Dad Baxter said you keep a dog that sets the neighborhood agog; it barks and snaps at people's heels until the passing pilgrim feels that one who keeps so foul a pest should enter his eternal rest." I hear a dozen tales like htese, the output of my enemies. And I remark, in language warm, "It's time'I staged a big reform; if I rob people of their sleep .by playing music stale and cheap, I'll burn the flute I've played so long, and silence keep at evensong. And if my pup makes people <fret, I'll take him to the village vet, and have him chloroformed tonight—I'm always anxious to do right. I thank my enemies who show the way in which I ought to go. The flattery of loving friends much comfort to a voter lends, but they have nothing much to say if he's incline* to go astray; he has to follow, as his guide, tho hunch bis enemies, provide. And ."to I bless the carping bunch who have supplied this useful hunch." (Copyright, 1930, George M. Adams.) CHANGED TIMKS. Arkansas Gazette.) Where the old-fashioned woman used to plug away at her housework, the modern woman plugs in. IN HUMOROUS VEIN "What are your politics?" "I'm getting confused in mind," answered Senator Sorghum. "I don't feel sure.whether I am a Wetubllcan or a Drymocrat."—Washington Star. Doctor's wife: Are you going to prescribe a sea trip for Mrs. Bronson? Doctor: No, I don't dare. If I <}p her husband won't be able to pay my bill.—Passing Show. "Wefe you impressed with the sculpture in Europe?" No, you can see just as good radiators caps right here in America. Fop: The most delightful thing in the world is to hold converse with the person one loves most in the world. Lady: But It Is very hard to talk to yourself.—Dorfbarbler, Berlin. "What are you going to do tonight, dear?" "Oh, write a letter or two, read a bit, listen to tho wireless, and BO on." "Well, when you come lo the 'sew on, 1 don't forget my shirt buttons." —London Opinion. ABE MARTIN The Democratic party may neci a voice in the wilderness, but je.sl the same it's httvhi' lots o' fun watchin' the procession. Lester Pine has decided not to open a new drug store as ther's too many resturints here now. t, Joint If. Dillu Cg.) DAYS OF JMJTALTTY . By BRUCE CATION. ? I P YOU HAVE NUMBERED among your ancestors an old-time sailing-ship mate—a "bucko mate" ot th'e old days—it might be well for you to go Zut to the cemetery and have' a look at his grave. The chances are that he haa recently, turned over in it. | The reason for this Hea in an' obscure little news item that may have escaped your attention altogether ; a story telling how the United States supreme court the other day ^upheld the award of $12,000 to a bailor, who had sued the steamship company that employed him because a petty officer knocked him down with a monkey wrench. This sailor was struck and floored because he was late in coming on watch. He sued and won his $12,000; the company appealed the case, claiming that the occurence was simply a brawl common among seamen and not a thing for which tho company could be held liable. The supreme court turned the appeal down, and the sailor will get his money. So, we repeat—tho graves of tha old-time mates of the days of squara sail had better be inspected. For if there is 'anything on earth that would make one of those old ruffians turn over in his last resting place it would be the news that a ship's officer can" no longer knock down a sailor at will. Our old traditions seem to be'pass* ing fast. None was ever.better entrenched than this tradition of brutal-, ity at sea. While American Bailinj,'\ ships were winning fame for speoilJ and seaworthiness all over the world,! they were also becoming notorious) among sailors everywhere for abuse and hard treatment. It was common to speak of an Amerigan ship as a "hell wagon." To discipline a crew with flsta, belaying pins and sea boots, all applied freely where they would do the most good, waa known aa giving them "Yankee music." This brutality was closely interwoven with the American record at sea. A man who shipped before the mast in an American'ship, especially in the latter days of aall, when expenses were pared to the bone, crewa were small and crimps shanghaied tho witless dregs of tho waterfront to serve as able seamen, expected to be kicked and walloped. The prime function of tho mate was to rule with an iron ^Jiand, and he generally did it with a whole-souled earnestness. There was one tradition whose passing no one need lament, Tho American sailor today gets decent quarters, decent food, decent pay and decent treatment. His officers have no greater privileges than the foremen in industrial plants ashore, which is as it should be. If a sailor i.s struck ho can get damages. Tho hard-boiled era of "the glorious days of wall" haa died forever, and It is a good thing. \ THE J1UVKU OF BOOZED (Harrlnljurg Patriot.) The supremo court has ruled that It is not a violation of law to patronize a bootlegger who la a law violator. The highest court having given its interpretation, the public will Hiihmlt as good citizens always do. But what a farce in ethics and morals that a man can be a knowing party to a violation of the law and himself bo innocent, He is innocent only in the eyes of the law. In morals and in sportsmanship, he Is ai guilty as the bootlegger. Tho supreme court's decision la possible only because the Volstead, act was not specific as to the bootlegger's purchaser. That can ba remedied if congress) chooses. As a matter of national self-respect thera seems no alternative. The practical effect of the decision will be inconsequential. No person refused to buy Illegal liquor because he felt it was a violation of the law. He was willing to buy it knowing that he was aiding and abetting a violation. The person who would refuse to buy on such grounds will continue to refuse to buy. The supreme court's decision will not Increase the sale by a .single quart. CURRENTjCOMMENTS Weeds and hugs make us skeptical of the axiom that nature does nothing in vain.—New Castle News. In the old days the wicked got local option by voting for it Instead of .sending a truck for it.—Akron Beacon Journal. Grover Whalen, New York's polic* commissioner, put his jaywalking rules in effect and then walked out of office the next flay.—Adrian Dully Telegram. Oxford University will allow one woman student to four men. whlcli i.s about Ihe proper handicap if de- baling i.s ti, be a feature of the curriculum.-Florence Alabama Herald. Even after hearing the charge made concerning the recent primary in Pennsylvania, we judge several of the votes were counted the way they were cast.—Dayton Daily

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