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ftlHLDlNQ, *««., Alh»*«. Pa. Pjwldeni Managing Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES. , 2 cents '(piyabl« monthly) SO ctnts SUBSCRIPTION RATES: fl»mii (in advance) ........... 60 t,(86MlM (In advance) .......... S3.no (In advance) ........... S7.00 TELEPHONES: ttmm 7171. TH« Altobna Mirror 1s a member of the t Bureau of Circulation and the Amer- Newspaper Publishers' Association and *ylvanla Newspaper Publishers' Asso- lon. , Altoona Mirror assumes no financial flMpOnslbHIty for typographical errors In JBWtteetnents. but will reprint that part « 'an advertisement In which the typo- a.! error occurs. Advertisers win notify the management Immediately any error which may occur. • .. *~ Entered as second class matter at Al- poctofflce. jftona AVERAGE DAILY PAID CIRCU- *' tATION DURING MAY f 29,077 < THURSDAY, JUNE R, 1930. < A THOUGHT FOR TODAY. ( Go to now, ye rich men, £ weep and howl for your mls- >, erles that shall come upon t yon. —James 6:1. R ICHES DO NOT exhilarate us so much with their possession £s they torment us with their loss.— SOWING THE WIND. METHODIST EPISCOPAL church, south, like its north- frn contemporary, like every other JSethodist organization that ever existed, la opposed to the liquor traffic. It always has been; the chances Vre that It always -will be. One £f the fundamental principles of Irorld-wlde Methodism is opposition to the manufacture and sale of intoxicating beverages. v As one of the most active and in^ fluentlal officials of Southern Meth- 9dism, Bishop James Cannon has Seen for many years the unrelenting foe of the alcoholization of human- V tty. Like the bishops and other of- ficialB of the Methodist church, the Jeaders of th« Metthodist church, •outh, preeminently Bishop Cannon, have engaged in a relentless Opposition to the -illegal business of making and selling Intoxicants. 2 The wet leaders in congress have Recently undertaken to put Bishop 'tjannon on the rack, metaphorically •'.'.-' Upeaking, their chief purpose being: , to Intimidate him and other op, ponents of the liquor trade. Al- ijhough there is not the slightest rea- ton to suppose they will succeed in > their purpose they deserve the pub. jjc censure which is being directed toward them. They are defending criminals by virulent efforts to in- Umi^atfe 1 ' and annoy good men who SM standing up courageously in de- of the laws of the land. ^Because the history of the liquor / tattle throughout a long period of •¥••• Vears proves that it is the worst ^ V '• tnemy of law, the most virulent de- •troyer of. domestic hapness and the foe of the home of which the world jnaa knowledge, the nation formally Outlawed it. The manufacture and £ale of intoxicating liquor for bever- fge purposes is forbidden by law. 1 This is considered absurd by the friends of the traffic—those who do jiot drink It, but who profit by its •ale—and they violate the law Whenever occasion furnishes the opportunity. V These enemies of righteous living fere sowing the wind. Either they dr the American peeple will pre- ^ently reap the whirlwind. They are jiot concerned about the matter. If » <(»ut they can gather profits they care jiot who suffers. They are not only heartless, they are likewise conscienceless. No law which restricts their persistent efforts to profit by }he sufferings of innocent women and Jbhlldren is regarded by them. They " We aa wicked as the business in jrhicn they are engaged. Under the ' Circumstances it ia the imperative ? ^uty of the American people to interfere in defense of human safety ' «* well as of the law of the land. GOOD NATUHE. INDICATIONS suggest that the varied and interesting VUveraiflcaUons in the conduct of gibs human family are caused by ajid that the variations in which the most unobservant to«r»on miut notice a* be comes in with others are caused by which the human being it quite impossible to modify 4>f di»miji». That ia to say, the • *t*citurn and gloomy-minded person jfo precisely what nature made him *4|n4 U no more legponuible for his jBoleonlty than bin rattle-brain *»l(fbbor U tor the levity which in ty marked feature ot his conduct. » At all event* this friendly and theory in worthy of our ai- It ia barely possible that dii*jrteable ptritcms with whom com* in contact at irregular M yuu juuruty luruugh life Iti HI A« W*tf pWtWhafty f!Mp»fls)M* ft* their **p*&hens1bl« conduct they may have b«en struggling this unfortunate tendency for and struggling in vain. At any rate It ia more charitable le> formulate charitable thoughts concerning them and to believe the'y are the victims of an unhappy prepossession rather than intentionally brutal. Don't you really think so? Of course those fortunate members of the human family who are dominated by the spirit of good nature and patience and merriment and all other fine and patient feelings are to be congratulated. The rest of us ought to be very grateful to them and should strive to emulate their example Insofar as possible. Even though physical sensations may make it extremely dlffi cult to display from hour to hour the gay and pleasant spirit, yet the very effort, though seemingly unsuccessful, Is apt to be followed by quite pleasant and gratifying results. r WOMEN AND MEN. A FRIEND of many years' standing dropped in the other day. He discoursed about divers subjects of more or less interest and finally observed that he had recently been reading an article written by a man in which the position was taken that women are natural and malignant enemies of the btneT sex. He said he did not accept such a doctrine as in accord either with the facts in the case or with common sense and was about to indulge in some forcible remarks when he was informed that the author Of the article was dead—h«d died 'before his screed had seen the light of day. It is probably true that the world contains a certain number of disagreeable person's of either sex. It may be that they are equally divided between the sexes. Such specimens of the human family are likely enough to prove extremely disagreeable, without reference to their sex. Those allied to them by blood or marriage may be doomed to pass many unhappy hours. On the other hand, a majority of homes contain amiable inhabitants. Whatever may be the fortunes of the grown ups, the children of most homes are likely to have a rather pleasant time in general. Of course there's a remarkable variety of human nature in the world. But it's really wonderful how love and patience and good nature labor together to promote human happiness. Here and there you may find a perfectly helpless instance of human depravity. In such cases the final event must be left in the hands of the fates. But we think it is quite true that the home in civilized lands is likely to be a very delightful place. The theory that the modern woman Is likely to turn, out a fiend In human guise Is not a reasonable one. We are very well acquainted with a certain Amreican citizen who has spent several years beyond fourscore In this delightful world. He has associated with old women, middle-aged women, mature women, young women, girls just emerging into young womanhood, arid he very gladly admits that he has spent a delightful lifetime in their company and that one of his most comfortable emotions from time to time is the anticipation once more of meeting some very wonderful women who are no longer inhabitants of earth. In his opinion earth would be a very dull place if heaven had not given mankind the delightful companionship of women. CONCERNING BEAUTY. A MONG MEN and women genuine beauty is the outward "expression of an inward desire to be useful while passing through this world. For that reason the superficial observer often blunders in his estimate of genuine beauty. The wise person is never in a hurry; he takes time to arrive at a conclusion. He seeks opportunity to observe and determine. He desires leisure to study the features and observe the actions. Superficial regularity of features is not always a dependable criterion by which to judge. Beauty that abides even unto extreme old age is very much more than skin deep. It is an attribute of • the spirit. Jt is never consciously on display. It is an inner virtue, an abiding possession of a perfect spirit—perfect so far as humanity can be perfect- sometimes but not always breaking through the veil of flesh. Blessed indeed are all who have the good fortune to dwell beneath the influence of such a spirit. DO IT NOW. I F YOU HAVE AN important duty ahead of you, waiting to be performed, do it now, unless there ia some substantial and invincible reason why it should be postponed. You have no lease of time or power. The only period of which you are absolutely sure is now. The wise person takes almost infinite pains to accomplish today's duty today. He doea not know what intricate and absorbing duty is coming down the road at a rapid pace and in his direction. The wise person geta today's work out of the way today, to the end that his hands may be free for tomorrow's tasks. You may wonder at times why your intimate friend gets time to do so much and yet never seems unduly thronged by cares. The chances are that he is no postponer. He does today's work today Instead of allowing it to pile up for tomorrow. An educator says that young men no longer burn the midnight oil. It's banana oil now. TIMELY TOMC3 HE HISTORIC Moht Alto and bracing 64,000 acres In the South mountains of Pennsylvania, between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, are described In a new publication of the department of forests and waters, entitled "A Guide Book to forestry Studies and Demonstrations on the Mont Alto and Mlchaux State Forests." Noted for their native beauty and year-round scenic charm, the South mountains and their environs, embrace a region not only rich in historic lore, dating from Revolutionary and Civil war days and intimately associated with the early • iron industry, but were closely connected with forestry dexelopment in Pennsylvania. Among the first purchases of land by the commonwealth for state forest purposes, were these forests that had long produced continuous crops of wood to supply charcoal for the local iron Industry. These forests supplied the furnaces of the Mont Alto Iron works, owned by Colonel George B. Wiestling, a member of Pennsylvania's first forestry commission, and the Caledonia furnace once operated by Thaddeus Stevens, famous abolitionist and father of the public school system of Pennsylvania. The Mont Alto state forest has been owned and operated by the commonwealth for thirty years. It contains many special features of forest development regarded as highly instructive by foresters and of great value to the private forest owners. It has been Inspected by groups of ' conservationists from numerous states as .far west as Minnesota and Wisconsin, seeking guidance on modern forest practiced in this country, as well as the chief foresters of most state forestry organizations. Visitors in increasing numbers annually enjoy the outdoor life and recreational advantages of both the Mont Alto and Mlchaux state forests. State Forester 'Joseph S. Illick In commenting upon the new type of publication, said: "This little guide book aims to open the gateway to a wealth of valuable forest information developed during the past thirty years on the Mont Alto state forest and the adjoining section of the Mlchaux state forest, located in the South mountain region of south- central Pennsylvania. It is hoped that the booklet will be followed by similar guides for other important state forests, and that every year will see an increasing number of visitors 'at Mont Alto to study the results of thirty years of constructive effort in Pennsylvania forestry." WHAT OTHERS SAY Pollution Must Stop. The movement against pollution of water courses gets impetus from the n ling of the United States circuit court of appeals upholding conviction and penalty in the case of a steamship company, one of whose vessels permitted the escape of several barrels of oil into the waters of New York harbor. The statute under which the company \vas haled to court was passed by the legislature more than 40 years ago. It forbids the discharge .of "refuse, dirt, ashes, cinders, muds, sand, dredgings and sludge." At that time ships did not use oil-burning engines; but the trial court and the jury assumed that the intent of the statute was to prevent the discharge of any and all kinds of poluting substances. Upholding the validity of the legislation, the federal court also accepted this view of the matter. If this is good legislation for New York harbor, it should be good for all other water courses, which as population increases tend to become more and more contaminated. Largely the water courses are used as open sewers. Such an order of things cannot go on indefinitely without endangering the public health. For instance, Buffalo cannot hope that the practice of discharging sewage into the Niagara river will much longer be countenanced. The city now and again considers plans for the construction of. disposal works, but it does nothing to carry them out. The wise course is to proceed with the work while as yet the city may choose its time rather than to wait for orders to proceed. The difficulties in which Chicago now finds itself eloquently attest the distress that attends a policy of temporizing. The decision of the federal court in the New York harbor case is likely to lead to a demand for action to protect all water courses. Buffalo would do well to anticipate legislation of this character.—Buffalo Evening News. * * * Cost of Carelessness. When a commonwealth closes its woods to campers, hunters and fishermen, as several New England states have had to do because of the flre demon, little more need be said on the American sin of carelessness. For carelessness is the servant of the flre demon which has ruined thousands of acres of woodland this'spring and has wiped out property to the total of millions of dollars. Man, shod with leather or wheeled on rubber, strikes no sparks as he treads the underbrush or drives through woods and lields. Every fire of the kind we have had this spring has had a human cause. Many of them broke out along highways where thoughtless motorists flung their cigar and cigarette butts. With Americans almost universally devoted to tobacco, a new campaign of education is needed If we are not to have recurrences of the disasters of the open season so briefly but expensively begun.—Rochester Times-Union. Many will regard Gandhi's arrest lunch- as a pinch of Bait. Have you got around to reading the naval treaty? What this country needs is a guod iua uf ANNIVERSARIES ADAM SMITH'S BIRTH. On June 5, 1723, Adam Smith, a British political economist, regarded us the founder of economics as a separate branch of human knowledge, was born at Kirkcaldy, Scotland. After his education at the University of Glasgow and at Oxford he became professor of logic at the former institution. When he was 25 he gave a course of lectures on rhetoric and literature at Edinburgh which not only gave him considerable of a reputation as a scholar but introduced him to the learned and accomplished men of his time. One of these was David Hume, the great philosopher. In 1763 Smith became tutor for the young Duke of Buccleuch and accompanied him to France. In the year or more he spent in Paris, Smith was attracted to a group of thinkers who styled themselves as Economistes. Their theories influenced him to such an extent that when he returned to his native town three years later he began to write hia famous work, "An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations." Five editions of this book were printed within the lifetime of the author and it is the work upon which his world-wide reputation A MONG THE boyhood friends and schoolmates of the Sauti- terer were several varieties of human nature. Generally speaking, however, the majority were simple- hearted lads. Our dally companionships we*e usually quite harmless and our adventures such as were^ common to rural lads in those sim-> pie times. Few of them were animated by any extraordinary spirit of ambition or were dominated by any uncommon longing for adventure. We Who lived on the lower street associated but casually with the upper street lads and contentedly accepted the inferiority badge which the haughty contemporaries assigned us. At least I know I did. During the greater part of my boyhood the postofflce was located on the upper street. From very early in life it possessed a very strong attraction for me. As I was dominated by extreme timidity I never started after our mail without experiencing b, feeling of apprehension. There was one" upper street boy of' whom I was particularly afraid. Of course he was quite well aware of my timidity and embraced every opportunity to harass me. I feel quite certain now, looking over the experiences of those days that I could have mastered him very easily had I resisted his persecutions, but I lacked courage to turn on him and he knew it. Strangely enough, circumstances eventually brought us into rather intimate association in the same school room. in . later years and I was able to be of substantial assistance to my tormentor. From the first day I helped his befuddled brain tb extricate itself from a serious di- lemna nty boy tormentor became my warm 'and devoted friend. I soon learned to trust and even to admire him and we spent much time in each other's company. He was not lacking in a sense of gratitude for practical assistance rendered and our friendship lasted until King Death summoned him into the realm inhabited by the spirits of the race. After some years had passed I formed an acquaintance with a young man who was my senior by several years. In truth, he arrived at man's estate while I was still enjoying my Innocent boyhood. My elders had heard certain stories to my friend's discredit. I never knew what they -were, exactly, although my grandparents hinted at some very serious lapses from correct living. But I knew that my friend had never uttered a word calculated to acquaint me with wrong-doing and I resented the insinuation that he was not a fit companion for me, clinging 1 to his valued friendship until in later years he vanished from my sight. Looking backward in the light of the experience accumulated during an unusually long life, it Is possible to say that the boys of my own age with whom it was my privilege to associated during the opening years of my history were quite generally lads of clean lips. Either that or I was marked by especial dullness of apprehension. For I was well advanced in my teens before a lad two or three years younger than myself unfolded to my understandnig certain of life's deeper mysteries. I have always believed that my childhood was an exceedingly fortunate one and I have also been deeply grateful to Providence therefor. Looking back over the days o£ that childhood and the intimate companionships then formed, I realize that I Was unusually fortunate in my associations. My parents and grandparents often excited my indignation in those early days by criticizing certain of my childhood associates in certain mysterious ways, but never taking me apart and unfolding to my apprehension certain truths which are of the utmost importance but into a knowledge of which most of us blundered without the least assistance from our elder& The world seems to have grown somewhat wiser in these latter days. If it really has it is to be congratulated. The Saunterer believes the modern worlfl is very much franker than was true of the earlier generations. He is likewise quite sure that it is not a particle worse than its predecessors; if anything it is a better generation than most of its predeces- • sors have been. The Saunterer does not disguise his admiration for the young folks of today and he is persuaded that the world for whose making they are presently to be responsible is going to be the best the passing generations have brought us. Frankness is one of the human race's most commendable traits and we never had more of it of the right sort than today. The Saunterer is still handicapped by a weakened body and the inability to indulge in the daily strolls which gave a title to this column. He Is encouraged to believe, however, that it Is better to keep his imagination, his memory and his hands employed in congenial work than to sit down, to fold those hands uselessly and thus encourage the forces of decay. Perhaps the friends who do the Saunterer the honor of reading the column from day to day may Imagine he is retarding complete physical recovery, but his personal sensations tell him they are mistaken. One of the secrets of continued happiness is to keep both body and mind employed to a moderate extent, at least. The Cynic suggests that the average reader may be of a different opinion. Let us concede that. It is also true that the average reader is a free agent. 'He is able to follow his own inclination. And the probability is that, he will do so. W. H. S. SOMETHING NEW. (Philadelphia Inquirer.) Broadway is to have a new kind of butcher shop with rugs on the floor and scenic investiture that will "make it just like a jewelry store." In all probability tho prices will help to preserve the illusion. 23 YEARS AGO TODAY i'roni the Mirror Files. Mrs. Matilda J. Mountain, aged 61, died at her home in Juniata. Frank Conrad, aged 30, of Gallitzin, was struck by an engine and killed while making signal repairs at MO tower. Edward M. Krause of Wilmington, Del., grand worthy president of the Fraternal Order of Eaglea, Wtta a guest of the Altoona aerie. Major H. A. Miller of Holliduys- burg made application to the adjutant general to be placed on the national guard retired list. He was a Civil war veteran. Albert Rutherford, proprietor of the Union Exchange hotel, fell from his buggy at Twelfth avenue and Sixteenth street and was seriously injured, hia skull being fractured. By OttACfi *. BBftfGHf. (P»H *»«.) N ANNA KEPT SALLY W-HtLtt the rest of us drove to Rose Mill cemetery Sunday afternoon. Paul had told us how nice the cemetery looked, aiid we certainly were agreeably surprised to see how; neat and trim and well-tended the Whole cemetery appeared. Almost every lot owner had complained bitterly tot years of the general neglect of this place 1 of rest- but under a new management the cemetery is regaining its original beauty. Sunday there Was not one neglected- spot to be found. Every lot was In an equal state of good care, and with / the dust of the drives eliminated by Improved surfacing, It will remain clean as well as beautiful. The devastating cold wind had worked/ a lot of damage on the memorial tributes of flowers and plants that had been placed by loving hands on Friday; but there still remained a wealth of color and. beauty everywhere throughout the place. A little lost "peepie" that had strayed from one of the nearby homes, trailed through the vast grounds, calling in that mournful tone that announces desolation. It was quite willing to be cuddled for a moment by Jane; but Sally's mother, who fears any member of the feathered J family—birds, chickens, geese or turkeys, with a strangely unreasonable fear—kept away from the tihy chick and was relieved when It was liberated and left behind us. We visited the small section of the cemetery used by the Greeks for burial; and the 'headstones surmounted by Greek crosses, arid the Greek lettering, gave to this section an old world air. One of a group of ladies we met near here addressed me by my name, and I told her I didn't remember her. She said, "Yes, you do, too. I belong to the same church you do," and how embarrassed and sorry I felt. Then I recognized her'as Mrs. H. Do you ever Have difficulty In remembering names or faces? It seems to be a failing of mine, aggravated by the fact that I get about a good bit and am continuously meeting many new persons, so that it is the hardest thing for me to distinguish the folks I have met from the folks I do not know. There are two experiences that can make you feel doubly embarrassed; one is to pass by people you know, not recognizing them; the other is to speak to someone you never met—a perfect stranger—mistaking her for a person you do know. > Either experience leaves mo with a feeling of deep confusion. On our drive home, coming up the lovely Pleasant Valley boulevard, we stopped off to see the choice new columbines, raised from seed, at Rene's place. They are unusually lovely, and the bees were humming and darting about the beds, gathering sweetness for their storehouse. The field of peonies at the rear of the house is already aflame with rose and white loveliness. So close massed the many blooms that you'd never think hundreds of them had been cut for Memorial day. Arrived back at Sally's place we were all hungry as bears, with that hunger that come - of a drive through the fresh air; and we all did justice to the excellent dinner, —all except poor little Sally, who had been too ill to go with us, and was too ill to want any food. In the shaded back yard next door little James Joseph lay in his carriage, kicking and cooing. A mighty welcome little son, James Joseph, coming after his sister Vir-, ginia was quite a big girl. • At Rita's place, close by, the twin babies, Ernest and Adelaide, were making a visit. When their proud young father was taking them home again In the evening we went out on the sidewalk to see them. They will soon be a year old, and are fine, big babies, filling the large double carriage with their healthy chubbiness. Ernest, in a pink sweater and a pink cap to match, Adelaide wearing an outfit of blue that just matched her wonderful eyes. Ernest is getting the lead on the little girl. He has seven teeth and she has none; and he can poll himself up at chairs and will soon be able to walk, while she is too timid to try such feats as yet. The babies' father seems to be such a kind and understanding young man. And well he may be proud of his little family. For Joanne, the oldest, is a darling little bit of a girl, and she loves the babies without a mite of jealousy. Do you know that Altoona ought to be proud of its record for new babies? According to the census reports our city is a leader for new babies. And how rich that makes us all. The greatest asset of any community is its little folks. They are the wealth, as well as the hope, of the nation; and think of the joy and happiness they bring into the homes they occupy! , I met Dotty Lou's mother while shopping Saturday noon, and she was telling me how sturdy and strong their new baby, Nancy, is. Active and husky as a boy," she is Just past her first birthday, and she tries to stand and walk. When she is in her closed crib she amuses herself by getting up and holding on to the sides while she travels up and down. Undoubtedly she should have been "Bill Junior," but she wasn't; and perhaps it is nicer to have two little girls who are contrasts than two exactly alike. Originality and initiative are splendid qualifications for people to have; and some parents have large families of children who are each one different from all the others. And those families are certainly the most interesting kind of folks. NO SONG NEEDED. (London Humorlut.) We read that Jamaica exported a record number of bananas last year. This is very good news, so long as nobody decides to make a song about it. QUOTATIONS "Sentiment and love, like fashion, are tending to become international." —M. Andre Mauroia. "Whether we like it or not we are inevitably headed toward socialism." —Ramsay MacDonald. "The inferiority complex is a modern expression for what I would call moral laziness."—Lady Dunedin. "Literature is like a garden; one enters and admires the flowers, but one has individual preferences."— William Lyon Phelps. "The greatest and most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thiijga you have to do, when they have to be done, whether you like it or not."— 8. Flu-key Cadman, D. D. ME PUT A. PROFESSIONAL REFLECTIONS By THE REFEREE. O NE WAY TO FOIL the racketeer, evidently, is to refuse to be afraid of him. Two "tough guys" from Detroit dropped down to Cleveland the other day, looking for a little easy money. They looked up a well-to-do merchant, found that he had a. 6-year- old son, and proceeded to call the merchant up by telephone. . Unless he paid them $10,000, they said, -they would kidnap his son and bomb his store. This scheme usually works, but this time it didn't. Instead of getting scared, the merchant called the police. The two ''tough guys" were arrested within 12 hours, and now colls in Ohio's terrible penitentiary are being prepared for them. The racketeer's method of operation Is chiefly bluff. If the bluff is called promptly it is the racketeer that gets into trouble, not the victim. A recent United Press dispatch from New York presents some interesting statistics on sectional preferences in food in the United States. Corned beef hash, it develops, is New York's most popular restaurant dish. Philadelphia's favorite is, of course, scrapple. New Orleans diners like their food highly seasoned. In the middle west the reverse is true. Minnesota goes for steaks in a big way. California is extremely fond qf salads. Boston baked beans are popular everywhere, although the eating of them has become a Saturday •night ritual nowhere but in their native city. Travelers often complain that American cooking is too standardized; but there are still sectional preferences and local favorites. The traveler who takes pains to inquire about these local dishes and ask for them can still ' enjoy considerable variety as he goes- about the _ country. But—can you imagine what one of those old "bucko mates" would say about this little lawsuit? THAT BOD^OF YOURS By JAMES W. BARTON, M. D. Y OUR YOUNGSTER IS naturally looking forward to the summer holidays, and has planned plenty of baseball, swimming, fishing or other activity, and it is your duty to help him to get as much of these outdoor pastimes as possible, However during the scVioo] year, in addition to his standing in class, you were informed by the school teacher, nurse, or physician, that there were certain defects that needed correcting, and naturally the summer holidays were considered the best time for the purpose. Some of the defects noted at school were that your youngster was thin or undernourished and that it was due to two or three bad teeth that needed filling or extracting. Perhaps the tonsils were so bad that they had ceased to be of any use as filters, und were in fact pouring poisonous wastes into the blood. Perhaps the nose had such an obstruction that the youngster has been subjected to frequent colds, and has become a "mouth" breather. These frequent colds have so in- flammed the little tube going up to middle ear from the nose that the youngster has had to sit up near the front of the school room in order to hear properly. As a matter of fact more youngsters develop deafness than are born deaf. And then his general physique, and the way he carries himself. Is he stooped or round shouldered? Does his abdomen protrude? Are his lungs big enough for his body? Is he pale? la his skin clear? Now why am I talking about this just when he is getting ready to enjoy his holidays? Why take the joy out of his life by bringing up these matters at this time? Simply because the summer time, the days of warmth and sunshine is the ideal time to get all defects ol nose, throat, ear, mouth and teeth corrected. There is not the same chance for any complications to occur, and the youngster gets into the air and sunshine immediately. Further, with these or other defects cleared up at the beginning ol the holidays, he has all the rest ol the time to build up. Also he hasn't the idea of these "operations" or other procedures on his mind during the holidays, as he would if they were delayed till just previous to school opening. Of course there are cases where a little building up is necessary after the school year, before correcting car. be made, but my whole point Is that the parent should take advantage of the holidays to get the youngster to the best physical condition and free from defects. RIPPLING RHYMES »• The Golden Past t ' By -WALT MASON. A T TIMES WE FELL that things are wrong; iniquity Is going strong; injustice sits upon the throne', and truth sends up a heartfelt groan. Oh, there are moments of distress when we are willing to confess that evils rise on every hand and threaten this, our native land. We're always reading ghastly books which illustrate the reign of crooks, which show how statutes are refled, and how wo reek of homicide ,and all the sins and all the crimes which made Rome fall in ancient times. And there are magazines galore which view with sorrow and-deplore the tendency of girls und boys to revel in illicit joys. We read a while and then we , feel the blood in all our veins con' geal; one thing we think we understand—the country's ruin Is at hand. It helps us then a bit to gaze through journals of the by-gone days. Dig up some old and dusty flle and sit and read it for a while, and you will find that long ago men waded 'round knee deep in woe. The writ- era shed their tears and said that there was ruin/just ahead. But yes- ternight I took a, look through Godey's famous Lady's Book; 'twas published back in '42, 'and took a dark and gloomy view. The lust for money was the snag that would destroy our starry flag. It seemed men risked immortal souls to add some green-backs to their rolls; true values were ignored, despised, and only sordid things were prized. A pessimistic pen was swung that touched the errors of the young. , The girls were getting bold and pert and sometimes seemed inclined to flirt. The boys were showing small respect for everything that is correct. A hundred ill that make us blue were just "as bad in '42, and still the country Jogs along, in spite of ever-present ycrong. (Copyright. 1930, George M. Adams.) PROBLEM SOLVED. (Loa Angeles Times.) Some investigators are trying to ilnd the cause of the Mississippi floods. Taking just a cursory glance at the matter, we would say, too much water. PERHAPS YOU'VE TRIED IT. (Montreal Star.) The dearest place on earth is home, We're told, search where we will; But take a week-end by the sea— » You'll find that dearer still! IN HUMOROUS VEIN ."What • you think of the girl your son is going /to marry?" "Well, she's all right if he doesn't object to self-service "—Cincinnati Enquirer. Visitor: "Why did you have BO many windows put in your den?" Peck: "My wife likes plenty of light when she is sewing!" Bingo—Now that you are married I suppose you keep no secrets from your wife. Stingo—Oh, I didn't before. She was my stenographer.—The Pathfinder. Teacher: "Johnny, why doea Missouri stand at the head of mule- raising in the United States?" Johnny: "Because the other end is too dangerous."—Pathfinder. Teacher: "If you subtract 14 from 116, what's the difference?" Johnny': "Yeah, I think it's a lot of foolishness, too."—Orange Peel. ABE MARTIN THE PAST LIVES By BRUCE CATION. T O GET THE REAL FLAVOR of Memorial day It la necessary to get out in the country. The city, of course, puts on a celebration, and generally does it in good style. But it is the small town that does the job in the traditional manner. It is the small town that one really feels the Inner meaning of the holiday pulsing beneath ths- festlvltles that have over-laid It. There isn't, in fact, any better way to get back Into touch with the old America—the America that began to evolve into something new about the time of the advent of cheap automobiles—than to take a little motor trip on the 30th of May. It is always Worth while to drive out into the country, on Memorial day or any other day. The artificiality of city life shrinks to its proper proportions when you have polled along through a quiet, green stretch of farmland for an hour/or so. Bjit all of this is especially fitting und proper on a holiday that dates back right to the middle of our reign as a land of farmers. It puts you Into the proper frame of mind. Then you come to one of those diminutive" country towns, Identical the country over; a White frame church, a couple of stores, a school house, a little cluster of houses, a. water tower, a grass-grown public square and a little cemetery, all embowered In that peculiarly American atmosphere of combined untidiness and peace/illness.- ..There Is a small crowd in the public square. A little band, generally clad In uniforms that do not match, toots away at the old, familiar tunes. Three or four graybeards In Civil war regalia walk slowly to the cemetery, followed by the townspeople and a detachment of school children, all carrying flags. There, at the cemetery, there is a word of prayer, and the graves are decorated. It is all very simple, very modest—and, somehow, very effective. It hits the heart In a way that the elaborate, highly-organized city ceremonials do not always do. There is a flavor of old times in it; a flavor of the days before automobiles, hard- surfaced roads and swiftly-growing cities changed America from an agricultural nation to an urban nation. We are changing faster and more profoundly than we usually realize. The small town is not what is used to be. An excellent way to dip one's self into one of the most characteristic currents of this vanishing era is to drop in an one of these rural Memorial day celebrations. QUIET. How vainly men themselves amaze To win the p"alm, the oak, the bays, And their Incessant labours see Crown'd from some single herb or tree, Whose short and barrow-verged shade Does prudently their toils upbraid; While all the flowers*and trees do close To weave the garlands of repose 1 Fair Quiet havn I found thee here, And Innocence Ihy sister dear? Mistaken long, !• sought you then In busy companies of men; Your sacred plants, If here below, Only among the plants will grow; Society is all but rude To this delicious solitude. —Marvel! Poems. SHOWING I'UOMISK. (Willluiniport Sun.) Lindbergh, in addition to his ability as a pilot und navigator, now reveals that he ia a capable radio operator. That boy shows promise ol' becoming a, first rate aviator. Jest us soon tia lliey git through humunizin' tile submarine 1 want to see 'em try to dignity booze. "What you need is un orchldist," said Manicurist Mazio Moots, when a young .stock raiser stuck out his paws to her today. CURRENT COMMENTS Of all fiction the seaside and resort folder is now the most widely read.— Saglnaw Daily News. A man in Oregon has confessed to slaying his wife with a rolling pin, the big sissle.— Detroit News. Sounds as though Wllhclm has written a speech or two for Mr. Mussolini.— Harrlsburg Telegraph. Seeing the father of a large family of children again sowing grass seed on the front lawn reminds one that hope is not dead yet.—Jackson Citizen Patriot. The Yankee management should now be jubilant because its $80,000 beauty, Babe Ruth, has recently given it several runs for its money.— Louisville Times. The University of Michigan has discovered a new, powerful gasoline. It is said to have worked very well lu fraternity house punch bowls.— Adrian Dully Telegram. Federal farm board says weeds cost the American people ?3,000,000,000 a year. It would be fine if the wild flower vandals could be set to pulling the weeds.—Toledo Blade. The population of Rhode Island continues to increase, going up 13 4 in 10 yeura. At that rate how long before the S. R. O. sign will be huntf out In Little Rhody?—Haveshlll Evening Gazette. The Millinery Association of America has decreed colored straw huts for men. For August and the first half uf September, we predict that black will be the prevailing *

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