Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on November 9, 1929 · Page 8
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^fj^Y^trff $ ^MSA " V ,1 >5l TjTJ educational enthusiasm throughout the i nation. Certain pessimists have form- 1 ed the opinion that a great denl of the '• present day anxiety to secure a col- J lege diploma Is due to the development ! of football enthusiasm. Probably them 1 l.i something In this, but we think the; majority of the students are in earnest. Perhaps one reason why our college j CITY 8UBSOWr7lON BATKB: j *" n ™ "™ "«™K>ri by young men and | 2 crnts ywng women who neoni fn^'- 1 ' '° cx ~ i AO cents pnnd their knowledge mny be found In , Bltoona flllirror. Estatilisnca June 13. 1874. Hurry siep I 1 minder, MlltROIt I'lllNTINO COMPA.N*. I'nhllilltrv MIHI'.OK BUILDING. 1000-1002 Grcon Avc., Altoona. t'a. TIMELYTOPICS THE ALtOONA MTRROR—SATURDAV. NOVEMBER 9,-1920 THE BLACKSMITH THE SAUNTERER JJ muN( ,„„ (; , f)se ()f THB D E CADE preceding ^fiHK SAUNTERER. AND ONE of Wor|d war> , ho I/. Noble post of the Veterans ^fiHK J[ h , his oldest friends chanced to run into each other this morning to their DAN1KL N. HLKI H. U JOHNSTON l-Te.sldent MunaKinR Rdltnr of Foreign Wars was a very small j mutual delight. The friend ID not quite as old as his former townsman, but he was a little boy when the other chap was nearing maturity. Still, organization; In faet It had almost eused to exist. Only those who have seen service In i foreign field are ellgiable to member- i they were pretty close during the single copy Per month (payable monthly) ship and limn prior to the World war ivr-i-c not many ellglhles. • MAIL SUUSCfUI'TlON RATKS: One month (In advance) Hlx months (in advance) One year (In advance) Ithe fact, thiil It is becoming Increasing-; %vh() ,,„,,',„.,,„ ln , hp Philippines, in I '•arller years of their acquaintance and the friend who was visiting In town Membership WHO restricted to those ! today seems to be the last known mir- (10 W.wi $7.00 l.v difficult for the young aspirant of either sex to find a really advantageous position without'Ihe assistance of a diploma. Opinions may differ con- i corning the actual value of such a. pos; session, hut the fact, remains that, In Audit Bureau nf c'liriilntlon and the Arncrl | many Instances It has already become con Newspaper PuhliBhrra' ApRrK.-latlon and | Pennsylvania Newnpsiper elation. Phone TELEPHONES: 7171. Cuba and Porto Rico and In the Boxer rebellion vel era us TH8 Altoonn Mirror n memijiT of the In China. Spanish war who did not get outside of Hie Untied States during the war were Ineligible. When Ihe boys drifted home after the armistice was signed, Nov. 11, eleven years ago, the men who had m<nii<.i.iiiuii a,,,, , .,,,.,,, eeven e , Publishers' ARTO 'one of the essentials for Ihe beginner. | scl . vnf| jn ,,,„ pl . f , vifms wars and who Certain cynical persons tell us with had held the post together, opened up flnnnclni a pronounced curve of the Up (hat the nVu,^ Iron™,, so many youg persons are man.- udvertlscnienl In which tin- typuKrniihlcnl cr- j |>. s ti n g an unusual anxiety for the The Altoona Mirror nsMimr.i no E5 ror occurs. Advertisers will plenne noilfy i the management Immediately of nny crrm (advantages believed the membership roster to the returning soldiers. The latter were not. slow about embracing the opportunity and in less which miy occur. ! from a. >eral education are to be Entered as second class mailer at Altoona ' found In the lust resort In the fact ostnfflcc. j ; lluit attendant-e at college has become ' one of the most prominent of present day fads. This, however, is the prod- urt of the sarcastic spirit and there ; Is no reason why we should cherish It. Doubtless the average student Is quite I as sineere, quite as ambitious as was i his grandfather or his father before be derived i time than it takes to tell about it, it SUSTAINFNp MEMBER NATIONAL'^EDITORIAL 1099 ^IPc 1929 ASSOCIATION AVEKAOK DAII-Y 1'AIII CIKCUI^A- TION DUItlNO UCTOI1KK. 28,987 SATURDAY, NOVKMItKK 0, lira). A TIIOVC.IIT )''OK TODAY. All tlilnirH urn lawful for me, lint all thliiKN are. not expedient; all thliiRN are lawful for me but nil things edify not.—I C<ir- InthliuiH 10:23. E XPEDIENCY Is a law of nature. The camel Is a wonderful animal, but tho desert in.. the camel.—Beaconsfield. We believe the growing realization of the continual value of a. real education Is back of most, of the efforts: • fames L. Noble, a Juniata boy, who of the young folks of loday. Under ''""• hi « lh ' R in thfi Philippine,!, while | became a live, virile organization. I H grow rapidly and it has never ceased to grow. ' Like the Grand army posts, it will continue to be a. live organization as long as there Is an eligible man left to join Its ranks. Unlike the Grand Army, membership in It Is not restricted to those who fought in any one war. While It is to be sincerely hoped that It may never again be necessary for any of our boys to go to a foreign land to (Ight, if the occasion docs rise, the boys will be eligible to join the Noble post when they return. The Noble post was named after the circumstances the discussion of new plans and the trend In the direction of new policies In the educational arena was to be expected. Tangible i results may be looked for as time | passes. Our successors In the ad• ministration of the affairs of our country will measure up to their opportunities as well as of their obligations. Knowledge will increase. I TIIANKSOIVINC. DAY. N ACCORDANCE WITH A custom that has become an unwritten law, the president of our republic has Issued the usual formal proclamation, naming Thursday, Nov. 28, as the an- i nual Thanksgiving day. Many of the I slates have been In the habit of observing this holiday from the beginning of our career as a. nation. President Lincoln Instituted the uniform Thanksgiving day as a feature of our national life. While some, of our people may be very much more happily situated than wealth over night und set up a Iran- j others and while some families have ulent auctioneering business. Under the , suffered special sorrows during the he was endeavoring to save the life of a comrade who was beset by several warring Filipinos. Noble was a hero whose memory deserves to be perpetuated as It has been in the name of the post. The post now has it line home, ade- "|uatc for Its needs In the years to ?,ome and the boys are to be congratulated Altoona has always taken a just pride in its war heroes and the ded- cation of the memorial home is an event of mure than ordinary Interest n the community. A BANNING AUCTIONS. T ITS RECENT SESSION the legislature of Pennsylvania enacted a law meant to make It difficult for adventurers from other sections of the country to enter a city of this conlmon- provlslons of tho act, which was duly signed by the governor, the legitimate business of the community is protected against injurious competition and tho people are likewise cared for, even against the folly of many of their number. This act was Introduced by Representative Fred A. Bell of this county and duly enacted by the vote of both branches of the legislature. Its specific purpose Is to prevent fraudulent sales to unsuspecting citizens, of Articles which eventually prove of little Vv »o value and incidentally to protect local business men who are actively identified with the town. Under tho provisions of tho act outsiders arc discouraged and local business Interests cared for. The experience of various communities, Including our own city, demonstrated the necessity for such a law. ^t was not enacted until abundant evidence had accumulated to show tho Injurious effects of tho transient auction business. It not only Injured legitimate business enterprises but, In many Instances, It befooled and robbed tho purchaser by foisting upon him articles of no substantial value. 1'IIOKIT, I-'IIOM STKK1.. T HE FEDERAL SENATE IS certainly contributing to the Information of tho American people by Its very frank discussion of certain tariff problems and by the revelations It has mado concerning tho profits secured by divers steel corporations during the past .seven years. The average citizen Is likely to be forced lo the conclusion that tariff reduction of a substantial sort might lie made wlth- qut injuring legitimate Industry. Take tho United States Steel corporation, the leader of them all, and the figures disclose enormous prollts during recent periods. Beginning year, the majority have had fair fnr- tune and should gladly fall Into line with their follow elti'/.ens and return thanks to that Providence which has made and preserved us a nation. Indeed there Isn't one of us who has any right to hold that he has absolutely nothing for which he should be thankful. Every citizen of the republic, should bo glad to return thanks to the Un seen Powers that, havo protected us as a people from war or pestilence and provided us with so many reasons for genuine happiness as we Journey on from day to day. We might profitably spend a portion of our time between the present hour and the arrival of Thanksgiving day In review- Ing the past and recognizing how mar- vclously wo havo been led both as individuals and as a nation. Surely we have many good reasons for thankfulness. About the worst sin o£ which any American can bo guilty Is to cherish ingratitude and Impatience in his heart. For even the most unfortunate of our people havu tangible reason for thankfulness. So we may prolit- ably spend some portion of our time In rellecting upon the favored condition of our native land and upon the good fortune which gave us existence. In this favored land. Wo are In the midst of plenty, surrounded by many comforts and conscious that our country Is the richest and the most favorably situated of any land on the face of the earth. I THAT NAVAL <!ONI''KKKN'CK. T IS NOW DEFINITELY settled that a naval conference will be held some time In January. London will be the meeting place. Tho live nations Invited were Great Britain, tho United States, France, Japan and Italy. These five nations possess tho most formidable navies und thn future of naval construction and maintenance will depend largely upon their WHAT OTHERS SAY Tlio German Plebiscite. It. is now certain that Germany Is going to miss Gustav Stresemann very much In Ilia next month or two. By [look or crook the Nationalists, Fascists and reactionary monarchists have secured the necessary number of signatures for a plebiscite on the Young plan. Germany is asked to vote upon the proposal that, whereas the Versailles theory of war guilt is "contrary to historical truth," therefore qho will not pay reparations assessed upon tho theory of war guilt and, further, will try for treason any chancellor or minister who signs any agreement contrary to this declaration. The danger in this proposal lies, Mrst, In the lack of a powerful and convincing voice to make Its folly plaiii, and, second, In the fact that resistance to the Young plan is based upon denial of war guilt. Ask any nation whether she deliberately and In cold blood began a war and the answer will bo an overwhelming vote for "not guilty." That Is what th<? Nationalist resolution asks tho German electorate to decide, wantonly failing to ask also: "Are you willing to throw Europe back into the chaos of 1919, to undermine tho confldenco of tho world In your country, perhaps to bring back foreign soldiers in every German city?" Were Herr Stresemann still alive, wo may be sure that the Gorman people would hear this proposal stated in terms of practical consequences. As it is, tho danger of the plebiscite going by default is not negligible. Stresemann would have made it clear that tho principal purpose of the Young plan was to remove the punitive consideration from reparations and substitute therefore the Idea that Germany's payments were but a phase of the problem of adjusting European post-war finances. Whether tho present German government has a man who can convince tho Germans that to reject tho Young plan Is to restore the very punitive spirit which tho Junkers affect to dislike is foi tho next two months to show. In tho meantime wo may ho certain that no extreme of rqcklossncss und Irresponsibility will seem too drastic for tho- originators of this counsel of disaster. If Germany remembers how helpful this class of society was to her in the years before the war and In tho crisis of 1918 sho will havo nothing but scorn for tholr advice now.—Baltimore Sun. * • » Funny Bunking, Funny hanks. Trust half a million to crooked messenger boy, anil won't lake an honest man's note for 50.—Los Angeles Times. This call has been issued and accepted in gralillcatlon of the urgent ilenli'e of tho American statesmen in Ihn matter of the. future status of with 1022, for Instance, the American tlu , W1 ,,.| (1 _ T |, ey lmvt . not advanced Steel company found itself busily en gaged in rolling up a prolll of JU!l,(i5.'l,- 4.48 In 1922 and gradually but surely 11.1 as we have In the pat,!) of hopefulness. Wo must give them time and Htrive to wait in patience. No l'ro(jr«H». So far the farm board has made m advances lo relievo tho sowers of wild oats.—Florence, Ala., Herald. « • • Arizona llolils Up llouliler Dam. The Interior Department at Washington Informally announces that ill actual work on the Colorado River project, colloquially known as the "Boulder Dam," will be delayed till all legal difficulties aro settled. Arizona Is on tho war path. She has broken off all negotiations with California and Nevada as to an amicable division of water and water power, and her Attorney General has boon instructed to "take the. legal steps necessary to protect the State's interest." This means a denunciation of the Cou- j gresslonal legislation on the subject as R vlvor of the rather numerous company of lads who were formerly In the habit of helping to devour those delicious fritters which the lady of the house was always willing to produce upon the smallest hint and frequently without any hint at all. Of course we were both glad to meet once more. The temporarily reunited friends were naturally pleased over their brief meeting. There was little in what cither said, however, that will make worth-while copy since the things they talked about have already been mentioned In this column. While the Saunterer Is scarcely conscious of any change in himself, yet he has sense enough to realize that he is quite as different from his former appearance as his friend is from his youthful personality. But when these two survivors of the days before the Civil war meet they chiefly confine their conversation to the more general adventures of their childhood and speak seldom of others. "No; I cannot be certain about my earliest recollection," declared the Cynic. "I don't know that I would bother my friends by their recital if I could remember my actual age when hey occurred. Besides, I had no in- ipicnt father-in-law whose kindly iromise to provide me with a wife iut of his numerous family of girls A-as redeemed seventeen years after ils death. In fact, I have never had t father-in-law and have no prospect f acquiring one at this late period of my life. In truth I have never envied any man the possession either of a wife or of the crop of relatives isually appertaining thereto." The Saunterer's friend smiled and after a few general remarks took his Icparture. As for the Saunterer him- elf he turned to the company and remarked that he never had a father-in- aw of whom he was more than faint- y conscious, since the individual who ,va.s the father of his wife passed out f this life when the afore-mentioned laughter was still very young, not laving completed her second year when his sudden death removed him rom earthly activities. Nor did the jaunterer enjoy the friendship of his vlfe's mother long since she likewise >assed away less than six weeks after 10 wedded her daughter. Of course I managed to get pretty well acquainted with the mother of my wife some months before we joined our fortunes. At first she was rather dignilled when I was about. Later on, tiowever, she grew quite friendly and she formed the habit of spending a groat deal of her spare time of an evc- ilng in our company. I confess there were times when I almost .wished the ady would spend less time with us, jut later on I was very glad that 1 iiad been courteous and friendly. She was a noble woman and had the gift of management very strongly developed. I use the word "management" referring to her business affairs. This elect-lady was suddenly left in the world without resources and possessing a large family of children—all girls—at a time when the feminine sex was very much in the background. This was long before woman's opportunities had opened so widely as we now behold them. How she did it I do not know, but she managed to keep her family largely under her own roof, eking out her resources by selling lots cream in summer and oysters in winter. She was a devout woman, carrying all her troubles to her Father in Heaven, and He always heard and opened a way for her. Nevertheless hard' work and worry shortened her life. She died at 47. Almost all this lady's daughters resembled her in most respects. All grew to maturity, married the men of their choice and lived fairly happy and useful lives. The last of that line company joined her parents in the Invisible country some years ago. Their children and grandchildren are striving to carry on the traditions manifested and enforced in the lives of their mothers. Two of the men who were fortunate to find wives among that noble woman's line daughters are still lingerers on this mortal shore. Among their most cherished recollections are those of the noble women who did so much to make life worth living for HO many years. It is the conviction of the Saunterer that the man who has loved and lost a really good wife learns to respecl her sex from a study of her character und because" of what he learns from closo association with her for many years. Ho learns to distinguish anc to respect other noble members of her sex because of her worth. The greatest good fortune that can befall any man, from a human standpoint Is to win the affections of a good woman A certain wise man who knew life once said of such a woman: "Her price Is far above rubles. The heart of her l.usband trusteth In her and ho anal have no lack of gain. She doeth him good and not evil all the days of her life." By (iKACE K. EimiGIIT. ESPONDINO to an invitation I went last Tuesday to view the wonderful painting of "The Village Blacksmith," that Is now on exhibition In the Gable store. It Is a massive-sized painting and Is so very well displayed that every good feature of the picture is shown to the best advantage. It occupies a setting that makes It impossible for the observer to come too close, and it is splendidly lighted and the background (3 made up of dark, Inconspicuous draperies, so that there isn't a thing to distract the eye or the attention while you are'seeing the picture. It was painted by Herbert de Mau- rcau, and shows the interior of an old- time French blacksmith shop; but It might equally well have been painted from anyone of the hundreds of such shops that used to be found all over our own country, but are now practically all given over to that more modern business—the garage. The value of the painting is some ,$75,000, and after you have stood and studied it awhile you can realize its worth. Here is true art—not the wierd phantasy of futurism that poses as art today; but a living, breathing, realistic art that awes and inspires by its life-likeness. Everyone can see the exquisite da.- tall of perfection that makes the picture what It is; but it is not everyone that can see more than that perfection in the canvas. It is only the "old timer" who can recall a. true blacksmith shop interior, who gets the most out of this wonderful paint- increasing those figures until in 1MK ... .„„..,, ve , lrs WIir waa the nor- i unconstitutional and a trial of tho - - - • • • •" - issue before tho United States Supremo nml state of uflalrs in the world. Dur- j Coil| . t . lt would me ,ui, if the Interior tho profits of he corporation reached the aum of $114,163,774. named sums I ! ing the few years I hat have elapsed Department took a different course from that indicated, that an Injunction against the work would be sought. There arc many problems still un- Of course, the above imineii nuuia j (j , I|( , t , t|]e ( ., ()Se f)f (h| , WorU , W((l . u had to bo divided among many stock- , ^.^^ pffurt hHS ^.^ mil( , e , )y Uli) holders. Still, a corporation which in-i „„„,.,, <.„„,,„ ,„ „,.,.,„.,, imcrnational ' »cHled about this" vast Colorado River creases its profits trebly within i-ighl | „,„,.,-.,,.,, llg(1 |, lst W ar. There is every i plan, not the of which concerns years does not seem to have any n-a-| hopeful concern!,^ the llle r W tl » " c Mexico. Irrigation for a 1 lh i considerable section of thut country eventual outcome, liul we should not ; t |,.,,,> m | H „„ Colorado River water. It permit occasional reverses lo dampen ; is well to havo all these problems | .":''' 1 • „.., ,,.. .1.,. i^.t. |H* llll s -ion to complain about business organizations. slackness in | It is a fact, i T suppose there Is nothing worse than a frivolous woman, an evil-minded woman, a contentious and unstable woman. So far I havu never come tin- rier the. Influence of such a woman It has been my happy fortune to live In the company of good women all the days of my life thus far. W. H. S. ing. You gaze on the roaring flame on the hearth—on the red-hot shoe being drawn from it by the slender tongs; on tho dusky, dim background, with its faded lithograph on the wall; on the sturdy anvil, its smooth surface reflecting bright high lights from the fire; on the ancient wooden tub, half- flllcd with water, in which to plunge the fiery shoes, with the attendant hiss and swirl of steam; on the row of varied-sized tongs before the spacious hearth; and most of all on the central figure of the smith—and what a flood of memories is released to you! The blacksmith himself is a benevolent-faced old man, large of figure, with a snowy mane of hair and a snowy beard. His dark woolen shirt reflects the firelight with a curious blend of purplish hues, most realistic. His sleeves are rolled high and the firelight plays on the corded muscles crossing those arms like bands of teel. And brightest and most lively, the ight is reflected from the blacksmith's aee, showing him at once a kindly man, and a man seriously intent on ils work. The shower of tiny sparks that learn amid the. curling smoke 'bring to mind the poem by Longfellow, of the Village Blacksmith: 'The smith, a mighty -man is he, With large and sinewy hands; And the muscles of his brawny arms Ara strong as iron bands. 'Week in, week out, from morn to night, You can hear his bellows blow; You can hear him swing his heavy sledge, With measured beat and slow; Like a sexton ringing the village bell When the evening aun is low. "And children coming home from school Look in at the open door; They love to see the flaming forge And hear the bellows roar, And catch the burning sparks that fly Like chaff from a threshing floor." The children of today have so many advantages we did not have. They truly live in an age of miracles. And yet—we of another day are sometimes sorry for the rich and real experiences they can never have, that were a part of our more serene and quiet lives. My child can never know the thrill attendant on taking the farm horses to the village blacksmiMi to have their worn shoes replaced. What an experience that was 1 A task I was only too proud to be asked to do. I have always liked horses; I was overjoyed to be among them. And when I rode one of the horses to be shod at the smith blacksmith shop, I had an opportunity to get a lot of horse lore from the smithy. Wearing his leathern apron he forged and tempered and fit thq shoes and carefully drove them In placq, and cleaned out th« hoofs neatly and talked horse, if he talked at all. I felt quite important to wield the fly bush to keep the horse free of torment from the flies, while he was being shod, so *that the shoo might be placed with the least discomfort to both smithy and horse. The ring of tho sledge and anvil, tho shower of gay sparks, the leaping flame and the curling smoke—all of it comes back when you gaze at de Mar Maureau's painting. And those of the younger generation who never visited a blacksmith shop will want to acquaint themselves with this picture; for it typifies a picturesque phase of our country's history that is rapidly disappearing from us. And of all the blacksmiths who ever plied their trade, perhaps none is so universally known by name as Charles Gorsuch, the retired smith at Martlnsburg, who for forty years has hand-forged tiny horseshoes and sent them to celebrities all over the world. OLD SANTA KNOWS. (Louisville Times.) The greatest world problem is said to be that of distribution, and nobody , knows it better than Santa Glaus. ANNIVERSARIES ril.(iltlMS SKJIIT T,AM>. On Nov. 9, 1U20, tho Muyllower Pil (hey advocate the reduction of tariff rates rather than their increase. THE KlU'l AT10NAI. THK.MJ. A CCORDING TO SUPERINTEND ENT Lara in y. heuil :• our j around in his .search for a new lor rubber. Did he ever try the on u restaurant menu? MIRRORGRAMS ucliool system, the probkm of the jun-j M|JS , Many people s< for common .^ense. ior college was one of tlje chief topics j invited considered at the recent serious of tho State teachers' association, which has Just concluded It.s annual meeting. There has been an exlraiirdinar. development In the denlre to secure i. col- ; impo.-ii.-s a l*ge diploma during the few uur trials and trouble 23 YEARS AGO TODAY > i rum Tim .Mirror Files Clayton O. Pennington bugged twcn- tly-three rabbits, .six pheasants and a large r.iccoon while hunting in Centre county. City heulth bureau records showed years. Doubtless that sentiment H visibly extant In Altuooa today. Observers are not all ugrevij .cm- cerning the uses which have pm- ' that there were 12-1 births and fifty m lo have little usu ' nine, deaths in Allouna during the preceding October. | Joseph S. Baker, aged 70. died sud- An early start is a help: a lute .start denly at his home at 111 Eas't Third p. I avenue while he was conx'ersing with — I a neighbor in the yard. You cuu scale any height, if you ! The ullleiul count of votes cast in tbe remarkable developmt-nt 01 who is looking toe them. pussi'ss the requisite cciiarage and re- Blair county at the election gave Kd- Mjiircefulue.s.H. \viu S. Smart for governor t;,-12« votes ; und Lewis Emery, jr., .'t,9M. Fur con- Hvery day brings n.-\v visions, new • «n.-ss. John M. Reynolds. Republican, iUeas. new opportuniiii-.s lo the man ' a religious basis. They wished to found "a churcl without a bishop, a atate without king." In the reaction from the Church ^ England they laid aside all religious ceremonials, so that .for a time mar riages und funerals were conductec without religious services and publi ritual was stripped of all semblance of rituul. SOLVING TBAFFIC. iDuH llotnes Tribune-Capital.) Eventually the only way we will be able to drive on a main highway will be by appointment. SOMETIMES TOO MANY. ilturrlaburg Telegraph.) Home of the parents who have been taking shots at modern youth have been themselves taking too many shots —Hurrlsburg Telegraph. \VATKU 1'OWEK. ( Dubuque American Tribune.) Water power is u source of ul Host unlimited wealth. Especially when the water is used in the stock. QUOTATIONS "Great men's Ideas are the common heritage of humanity; their individual possessions are their oddities."—Andre Maurois. "Every man should wear out a dress suit while he is going to college."— President Marvin, George Washington university. "The best marital bet among men seems to be the lawyer. Members of this profession very rarely seek relief in the divorce courts."—Charles J. McGuirk. "Few of us buy evenly; we swing from frugality to pear or extreme extravagance."—Samuel Crowther. GROWING PAINS! D REFLECTIONS By THE REFEREE. R; WILL MAYO'S criticism ,of modern hospitals is something to which the hospitals ought to give a rood deal of serious thought. For many millions of people, he said,' hospital facilities and care are simply too expensive. To many, the fear of possible death is not so bothersome as :he fear of debt which they know confinement in a hospital will bring them. A modern hospital is necessarily a costly, institution. But, as Dr. Mayo points out, it is possible to go in a little too strongly for non-essential luxuries.- Too many hospitals are perfect for the wealthy patient, but sadly inadequate for the man of average or-under-average financial means. The makers of the giant dirigibles might give a thought or two to the amazing new Dornier seaplane, which took 152 people into the air in Germany the other day on a trial flight which seemed to prove the* complete practicality of constructing heavier- than-air machines on large-scale plans. The chief advantage of the dirigible has been that it can carry a much greater load than the airplane. But this seaplane took aloft more people than any dirigible ever carried. It has yet to be tested on long-distance flights, to be sure; but its early performances indicate that it may be a' serious threat to the newly-begun reign of the monster dirigible. AGE OF STEED. 'lmrlottu i N. c. i News "If yuu play a bad hand at bridge, I trouble, people will snap at you und cull you mum-.s und never invite you to their THAT BODY OF YOURS By JAMES W. BABTON, M. D. \ LTHOUGH being overweight is -i~\. frequently a cause of trouble with heart and kidneys, as the fatty tissue interferes with their proper action, nevertheless many of the operations our womenfolk are undergoing these days can be directly traced to this Idea that reducing is always safe. Reducing* is not always safe because the organs of the abdomen need a certain amount of fatty tissue to hold them up in their proper places. As you know, the kidneys rest In a layer of fat, and if this Is greatly reduced the kidney can actually become loose, fall forward and become what is known as a- "floating kidney." The fatty tissue in and around different organs in the abdomen acts as a sort of cushion and protects the vessels running to the different organs. There is a dropping or sagging of all of the abdominal organs. Now some individuals are born with abdominal organs a little low normally. It Is estimated that perhaps 25 per cent of the cases with this sagging are of this kind. In a series of 100 cases reported 70 were undernourished, 83 complained of constipation, 91 had a low stomach, 88 had a dropping or drooping of the part of the large intestine which runs across the abdomen below the liver and the stomach. • Very often the patients are spoken of as "just nervous". Now what is the treatment? The proper method would -be the development of the muscles of the abdomen. Lying on 1 the back and slowly raising the legs, with knees straight, a few times night and morning, will help tighten these muscles; endeavoring to touch toes with knees straight; standing tall and sitting tall all the time; holding abdomen in. This tightens the abdominal wall and helps hold organs up. If you are naturally of the underweight type increase starchy foods, rest before and after meals, and do above exercises. If you are overweight decrease your food intake gradually, and take the exercises. Then as you gradually reduce the amount of fat everywhere in the body, including that about the abdominal organs, the abdominal muscles will be so well developed that they will hold the organs up in place. C'HANUINC, TUNES. (Norfolk Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) When the stock market goes up the song is "Buy, Buy," but when it drops the tune changes to "Bye-bye." SAGE SAYINGS (Forbes Magazine.) ' Courtesy counts. A singing heart makes things hum. The best stock—a stock of common sense. The fault-finder is a poor order- flnder. An idle tongue makes nothing but r RIPPLINGRHYMES J Riches In Bondage. By WALT MASON. MAKES THE KINDLY MAN grow pale to see a millionaire in jail, unable to get out; he longs for freedom night and day, but must infest his dungeon gray, a heartsick, weary scout. We read of one who's in the tolls, a man who dealt in gas and oils, and filled his treasure chest; when ,flrst he journeyed to his cell he waved the world a blithe farewell, the whole thing seemed a jest. A few brief months, behind the bars and once again he'd drive his cars, forgiven for his crime; a few brief months would see him free, arid when again at liberty he'd have, a gorgeous ' time. The months seem brief when once's at large, but when' he's in a turnkey's charge, they're slow as crippled snails; the dragging day seems like a year, and life is flat and stale and drear,' despondency prevails. Arid so at last the millionaire, in accents trembling with despair, petitioned to get out; confinement irked his once proUd head, and he waa tired of prison bread, of prison prunes and kraut. The courts, they listened to his wail, and said he still must stay in jail, until his term expired; it didn't' Interest the law that all his nerves were worn and raw, that he was sick and tired. We see him In this prison cell, we see him weep and pray arid yell, and pity his distress; we say, "This ordeal is a shock, and when he's free again he'll walk in virtue's path, we guess. It is a solemn thing to see a rich man shorn of liberty, condemned to durance vile; but It's a solace, too, to know the law can lay a sinner low, however big his pile. It is contended everywhere that law can't hurt a millionaire, deprive him of his goat; but now we know it isn't true; we see one Croesus get what's due—we smile, but do not gloat." (Copyright, ,1929, Georgo M. Adams.) CURRENT_GOMMENTS Those who .accompanied President Hoover on. that Ohio river trip probably .'haye' a .bettor conception, of Washington's well-known _ job of crossing the, Delaware.—Muncie Morning Star. That $53,000,000 gain for Connecticut as th,e result of the passage of the new tariff, still'is among the paper profits. —Charleston, W. Va., Daily Mail. After that big celebration at Detroit, Edison may be so pepped up that he can go ahead and Invent a soft lead pencil that won't break every time you try to write with it.—Elmira Star- Gazette. In the meantime, there dosen't seem to be enough money lying loose around the colleges to enable them to send emissaries over the country to subsidize prospective members of the faculty.—Charlotte, N. C., Newa. The Chinese revolution might become popular reading if the football writers would detail the operations.— Courier-Journal (Louisville). Somwhere in New York there must be a superman. Or. how did he find out that there are 32,000 speakeasies in that town?—Paterson Press Guardian. ABE MARTIN •e living in an age of speed, in- ] at golf, homes again. But if you dub around only arouse a storm of ! . , r —„ * i " — " — ••* — i-"!«*fc(. s wn l jw^v*4*jr u-i u uav u. abut lit wi ! ic.-lived ,j,7i.i aad Joseph i,. I liropp, I deed. There is nothiug tilow any more j friendly laughter."—Dr. W. Beran li-usion, 196:.'. | any where except pay. 'Wolfe. Take advantage of opportunities but not your friends. Babe Ruth has faith in bis ability to You,'* If ther's anything at all in a name Garl Biffle, who's been arrested for perjury in connection with some nasty scrape in Californy, will prob'ly be found guilty. I kin remember when we could smell a feller fer two miles after he come out of a barber shop. Jotuj f. cute QJ.->, I THE INDIAN SUMMER By ROY M. NOUVN. THE NOVEMBER 2, 1929 issue of one of America's popular weeklies, which boasts of five million readers and cateijs particularly to the teaching fraternity, appears the statement that the popular belief that Indian summer-is a definite period that occurs more or less regularly each autumn, is not based on accurate me- terological data; and that there is no truth in the common notion that Indian summer always follows an unseasonably cold spell known as Squaw winter. Just eleven months previously this journal had said: "It is supposed that Indian summer received its name from the fact that this was the period when the Indians harvested their corn." Further: "The same period is called '"second summer' also because it is supposed to be the warm.period which follows 'squaw winter' or .the first cold, spell." If this periodical was trying to correct a misimpre'ssion it had left, Ita motive is worthy; but, if the first article was a mistake, its sequel is a blunder. As a matter of fact, nearly all Americans are as hazy about the origin, duration and time of occurrence of the Indian summer, as the blurred atmosphere that forms its trappings. All of us have experienced the Indian summer with mixed feelings. Pleasurably, as a season of unexpected genial warmth and cheer, a glow of sunshine falling athwart bleak'and melancholy autumn. Less pleasurably is it associated with chafing flannels and the annual convocation of influenza germs.- But we are unable to name the week of the month in which we got the experience. The Indiafj summer must be reckoned among true Indian gifts. Like a bulging wallet at the end of'a concealed string, it is tantalizingly jerked away just as we stoop to grasp and hug it to our bosom. There Is fairly good reason for the confusion generally existing regarding the Indian summer, when we consider the ambiguity of accepted definitions. Authorities appear unwilling to jeopardize their scholarship speculating on the origin of the vagrant fifth season which Mary Clemmer delightfully styled "the soul of dead summer," and which Is set among the four major seasons like the tiny republic among the towering Pyrenees. As a molder of common opinion and belief, the dictionary stands supreme. Webster's defines the Indian summer as "a period of warm or mild weather late in auturnn or in early winter, usually characterized by a clear or cloudless sky and by a hazy or smoky appearance of the atmosphere, especially near the horizon. The term is commonly applied 'to such a period occurring in October or more commonly in November, The name, is of American origin, the reason for it being unknown; it'is now also used in England. In England, the period, when occurring in November, is also called St. Martin's summer; when occurring in October,- St. Luke's summer or llttlei summer of St. Luke, chiefly dlalectically. Formerly Allhal- lown, or Allhallow, summer was also used in England." The language "commonly in October or more commonly in November" engenders anything but certainty as to a stated time of occurrence. "Late in autumn or In early winter" indicates that the Indian summer was neither an extension of the mid-season summer nor ordinary autumn or winter weather. The Indian summer belongs to ^iner- ican colonial tradition and history. It lies beyond the province and encroachments of modern laboratory classification and measurement, It was a fact long before meteorology began to wear the swaddling gear of science, and one must take off the shoes of that science in treading ground hallowed by history. Th^e only legitimate part that meteorology can play in a discussion of the Indian summer is the secondary one of telling the whys and wherefores (Continued on Page 9) IN HUMOROUS VEIN "How long before she'll make he« appearance?" "She's upstairs making it now." "Say, Mike, did you hear I had an air-tight dog?" "No. What do you mean, air-tight? 1 ' "Well, it's half Airedale and half Scotch."—The Pathfinder. Book Agent (to farmer—"You ought to buy an encyclopedia, now that your boy is going to school." Farmer—"Not on your life. Let him walk, the same as I did."—The New Outlook. "What has your correspondence school to boast about?" "Well, all the students are letter "Why the brown spots on your suit?" "Oh, that's rust! My tailor aajd it wear Ufce irojo," . , *v V; /*f

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