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' -- : •"•"•''- .-'•" .-:" •'- : -' ALTOQNA aitoona nnitror. Ustnbllsncu June 13. 1874. llnrry sirp I'oundpr, Mlltnott I'HI.NTI.NO COM PAN*, venlences that have become positive necessities for u» are unknown, or at j least, unutilized, on tho other side. TIMELY TOPICS MIKRUK UUILIUNQ. 10QQ-1Q02 Green Avc., Altoonn. Pa. DANIEL N. SLKF ,... f resident H. L. JOHNSTON Managing Editor CITV SUBSCRIPTION KATES: single copy Per month (paynblo monthly) 2 cents 60 cents I,TOON A, IS football-conscious , _. ._ this season for the first time in have nnd which we lack, In spite of , _ ^ „„ becll1IM a{ Ule their general backwardness. For In- j rpmar|{llb , 0 - rccopd now bclng estnh . stance, the English, generally speaking, | ]|shpt) |jy (hfi aqund of ymlthful plavcl ,, ore obedient to law. An English police- j (|) ^.^ of Conoh Edw(m , F . man does ' ... Is armed which he carrie,* not so much for use ! not carry a' revolver. He ; .. Snnps ,. KmanuG i, football mentpr for only with a small mace AUoomv „,,,,,_ MAIL SUBSCRIPTION HATES: OUR month (In nrtvnncej .60 Six months (In ndvnnoe) 5:1.5(1 One year (In advance) $7.00 TELEPHONES: Roll Phone 7171. The Altoona Mirror IB a memoir of tho Audit Buroau of Circulation nml the Amerl- Publisher*' Anno The real climax came on Saturday but PB an emblem of his authority ns whcn U)f , maroon nnd wnUe won from the representative of British law. Guns Jnnnslinvn tug}, at .lohnslnwn. are seldom in evidence throughout tho No whol? of Great Britain. Shootings arc rare; resistance to authority Is unknown rrspent for law nml obedience ! to the laws may be found everywhere. j Over there general good order reigns. ! The laws arc resolutely and promptly i enforced, Grave crimes are promptly Newspaper' PuniishV™' 1 " A'ss'noY n t!o'rV"aml punished. There Ifl none of the delay and uncertainty so very manifest Jn the United States. Great Britain In Pennsylvanln elation. Tho Altoona Mirror assume!! no miancini essentially n law-iibidlng country. Per- respunHlblllty for tjpuKraphlciil errors In ml vertlscmcnts. but will ri'prlnl Hint pan ol un advertisement In which Ihe typographical error occursf Advertisers will please notify tfrt management Immediately of any erroi which may occur. -.1 Entered as second clans matter at AUoona postoflricc. SUSTAININ NATIONAL 1089 ASSOCIATION AVERAGE DAILY PAID CIIICULA- T10N IHJUINQ OCTOBER. 28,987 TUESDAY*, NOVKM1IKK 12, 1020. . A THOUGHT J' f OK TODAV. ' IteciiiiHi; yuii luivc seen vanity, nnd Hiien Hen, therefore, '' behold, 1 '11111 ngulnBt you.— ' Ezcklcl 13:8. I N CONDEMNING the vanity of 1 wolnen, men complain of the lire they themselves have kindled.—Lln- grce. THE RED CROSS APPEAL. M ANY WORTHY ENTERPRISES seek the sympathy nnd practical support of thn American people from year to year. Of the entire number we can think of none which In more deserving, more ehilnenUy worth crtco'urugement and substantial aid. than the American Red Cross. Us achievements, carried on over u long succession of years, uro known and approved of by all men and women who sympathize with every Intelligent effort to relievo human distress. The local branch of the American Rpd Cross cornea before the liberally disposed citizens of thin section find asks for substantial recognition and practical assistance in the splendid work of relieving human distress and promoting tho general comfort. The Red Cross has achieved an international record for prompt and efficient helpfulness almost In the first hour of; need. It is always promptly and useful wherever it Is needed the moat urgently. .The duty of aiding the Red Cross In a, small but efficient way is coextensive with the size of our adult popula- x tlon. Everybody should covot tho privilege of contributing— at least In a, 'small way— to tho resources of BO vigilant and helpful un organization. Observation of tho methods und tho purposes of this society will convince any one that it In a murvetouuly observant and efficient reliever of human distress anywhere. :Let us respond to tho appeal of tho local branch of the Heel Croat) promptly^, enthusiastically and generally. We tihould ardently covet the opportunity of participating In at least a humble way In the splendid purpose of the Red Cross us well as in the clVcctlve- neas of Its work. Suppose we have very little to give? We are not ex- f pectcd either by Providence or our fellow citizens to carry on beyond our ability. • We should give as liberally us possible to this fine organization's remarkably helpful effort to relieve hu- mun distress without rugurd to nationality, color or creed. We should all be glad for the opportunity of sending a little of. our money out into thu waste places of the world in order that it may carry nn the work of the great Teao.hor whose chief ambition It was to go about doing good. To ho Hi.-i helper i* u fine ambition. IN THE MOTHER COl'NTltY. O F COURSE, GREAT BRITAIN is only the mother country mc-la- phorleally for a great many of us. Some of us do not have u drop of British blond in our vein*. Nevertheless, we speak the English language and are largely influenced and governed by English tniilitloiiM, Nur would It do any of ua harm If we were to follow certain of the examples Bet us by our English brethren. For though we speal: the same language the English surpass ua in certain vital re- https the secret of genrrnl respect for law IK found In the character and disposition of the people, but many of \\n have un Iduu. t!i;it ono of tho chief Inducements to orderly behavior comes from the general knowledge that violations of Inw arc quite certain to be punished promptly. There are many rcnpcctH in which Grcnt Britain might profitably imitate our national conduct. There are at leant an many in which adoption of .British standards Jicre would prove a positive boon to the. country. JS YOUK MOTOR VK1I1UI.K FIT? B ENJAMIN G. EYNON conimls- »ioner of motor vehicles, Informs the Altoona Mirror that at least 400,000 owners of motor vehicles in this commonwealth have not had them innpect- <;(!. He odds tliutahe Inspection period ends on next Friday, Nov. 15. Sonu' Htllng neiidB to be done by delinquents. Commissioner Eynon iidd« that many oC thcHu uninspected vehicles are in a dangeroiiH condition, practically unfit for use. Such bultig the cane, they constitute a serious menace to public rnifety. It is clearly the duty of owners to have their vehicles officially Inspected at once if they have not attended to that duty already. The duties of the motor driver and of the general public are mutual. The (Owner of a car should have it Inspected at regular intervals, to .the end that ho may be properly informed concern- Ing its condition. Those who do their titrty In this respect regularly and cheerfully are liltely to have few re- mor.selul hourx. 1C your car hns not been Inspected recently by competent officials you owe It to the public as well as to your own safety and peace of mind to attend this obligation without further delay, safety upect. Individual and require vigilance community in this re- There is positively 110 excuse for curlesHncHs in this important matter. , A word to tho wine should be sufficient. UKLATUU HEMOHSK. T HE OTHER DAY A MAN WHO had prostituted tho opportunities of his office—that of banking commissioner of New York—-to purposes of private gain, accepting a $10,000 bribe, was convicted and'sentenced to serve from five to ten years as un inmate of the Tombs prison. It was a bitter and a humiliating moment for this betrayer of trust and for his family. This man—like hundreds of others— repented too late. AH'they were taking him to his aell ho broke down, bust into tears and exclaimed in tragic tones: "What will become of my poor daughter I" Ono may well pity this delinquent father; ono may, . perhaps enter Into coma conception of the agony that this forgetful father endured at tho moment, but sympathy IH useless because repentance came too late. One ot the most serious consequences of wrong-doing originates in tho fact that tho Innocent muni suffer with tho guilty and often most seriously. In this cane there is a depend-" cnt daughter whose future is unknown because her father betrayed nn important trust for an inconsiderable and llcetin/; gain. Nor ia It an Isolated happening; all over tho country mich tragedies are coming to tho front because a father, a brother, a husband, a son yielded to temptation, ruining his own life and entailing poverty and suffering and humiliation upon the helpless and the Innocent. mob 'ol booslers ever ac- ronipanlt-d nn Altoona High football tenm nut of the city than the one that boiirdfd the special train or occupied one ot tin- snvcrn) hundred automobiles that, mndc the trip across the mountain. It sci'mod that nil Altoona was at the fontl»i.ll game 111 Johnstown. And the followers of Die Johnstown High team g.ipcd with staring eyes at the rcmnrUnblc AUoona turnout. Eighth fllrulghl footbnll wins for Altoona High this season has ;nore than stirred up flic athletic followers in Al- toonu. The maroon record hns the whole city tiilklng and hundreds of residents, who never saw a. footbnll game, mingled with the crowd going to Johnstown. Altomia High has reached Its present pinnacle of athletic fame after a lortg, hard, rough rond, the past dozen years being rather loan ones for those in athletic authority at the Altoona school of learning. Football is expected to attain unheard-of popularity on Saturday, Nov. 10, in Altoona on the occasion of the visit of the undefeated Wllllnmsport High school ten in. This game IB at the Cricket. Held. It'll be a case of two unbeaten teams meeting on fUilurduy in Altoona. Altoona is high In the western conference. Williumsport is lighting for the Itle in the eastern conference. The ocal game has no bearing on the 1920 hampionship, but the game means much to both teams and means much o every school in the entire conference. If Altoona High can win over the Uonch Solt Wolf* team from Williams>ort High it means that Altoona High ms a line chance of capturing tho L020 InterHcholastic championship. At 'east, Altoona High will be the favor- te going into the post-season playoff. Altpona school ofiiciuis are making u'raiig«ment» tor one oC the greatest 'ootball crowds in the history of the Pennsy park on Saturday. Williamsport is staging a pilgrimage to this city and it is likely that the band will come along. Altoona High's classy maroon band will be present also. WHAT OTHERSSAY Tlio "llack ItoiidN." ' Governor Fisher of Pennsylvania announces that the state has practically reached the point of making the 'back roads" ot the state, An enormous construction program has been in progress and moat of the major highways arc complete. Many of the road entlitiHiaHtK want to quit now and they suggest letting up in raising road money. The governor says there must be road building for.the folks up the creak and that It would be cowardly to quit now, This is something all road-building slates ahould keep in mind. The campletlon of major roads should be hurried so that the back districts can be systematically connected with them. That is the real mission ot state road systems—to get everybody within reach of a good road. Apparently road programs are besel at every step. We have in this state an clement which wants to slight the six 'major highways for undefined roads in all sections. We have another element which will, just as soon as major lines are built, want, to quit as some Pcnnsylvanians want to do There Is no end of this road building for a generation or so, at least, am slacking on the program is cheating the people who pay tho first heavy costs and the people who must, in the future, pay the costs. Neither the cities nor tho back districts ure entitled to monopoly of roads; tho ronds are for everybody.—Tulso Daily World. • • • Going AN Usual. Football Js going on as usual, Indicating that the players have not yet formed a union and struck for higher salaries.—Cleveland Plain Dealer. • • • Honin Year 1'redlr.ted. Chicago thinks that 1029 will establish a new record of bomb explosions. That certainly ought to make it a boom year.—Boston Transcript. • • * (iodd Tiding From th« North, The news from Cambridge bay, a place on Victoria island in the Arctic ocean, that Colonel MucAlpine, Editor Pearcn of the Northern Miner und their six associates, who disappeared with two aeroplanes «lght weeks ago had turned up safely after being helped by Eskimos Is most gratifying. The prominence of the missing men, the importance of tho intercuts they represented and the fact that they dropped out of sight while employing a romantic method of ascertaining and O NOMKTI1IN0 TO UOAK.V, UK MEXICAN FRIENDS STILL havo something to learn about efficient methods at sult'-KOveriimunt I If they are really ambitious to slam! side by side with thoroughly civilized folks they must abandon their weapons and conduct their political demonstrations and their elections In an orderly manner. They must exalt the ballot and discountenance tho bullet. They are going to havo an election in Mexico on the 17th instant. As a rule Spanish-speaking folks hold their elections on Sunday. What they Indulged In last Sunday was a political parade which ended in a free fight. It Is reported that three persons wero Killed outright while a dozen ut least received more or less painful wounds. And tlic election's .still to come. Mexico him improved at a rather rapid rate during the generation. When ittf pcoplu definitely resolve to bar the revolver and the Knife In political discussions they will merit and receive the confidence of the civilised world. MIRRORGRAMS Break the law and the law will in turn break you. First or last, you generally yet what is coining to you. far enough ahead of our British breth- „„ , , ~~, . • ., , The man who ia determined to u'ln ren. The American visiting England ' laughs barriers out of hU way. or Ireland or Scotland would miss j — many of the conveniences not to IIH-JI- i , ' rll ° . fel \ ow mostu " kelv l ,° bi ' " lU .. , . ; i taken la the one who is cocksure, lion th; luxuries of modern life. In | thia respect he would .surely uri-ivu ui the conviction lhat the Ui'ili,]i ijcopK. are a century behind us. Cou True, In certain iiitutera vvhiuh we think essential to our comfort, we are developing tho natural resouroca of tho country combined to arouse the InloruBl of tho whole nation in their fate, Cambridge bay is on the far side of the sti'alts used by the explorers in making what Is known as tho "northwest passage;" In other words, in pass- Ing between tho Atlantic und Pacific oceans around the north of Canada. It IH about 200 miles west of the point where the remaina of the exploration party of Sir John Franklin, the first THE SAUNTERER T HE PRESENT MONTH OF NOVEMBER has treated the Inhabitants oi this paft of the earth very nicely. The weather, generally speaking, has been admirable. Last Sun- Say, for instance, was a very enjoyable day. Of course there was a tang in the air, but that made the situation all the more enjoyable to those who, were, sufficiently clad. Tho sharp feeling ok the atmosphere w^s far from disagreeable. It was a thoroughly satisfactory occasion to those who sought the open air and scarcely less no to those who preferred the indoor situation. Some of the churches were comfortably filled; in other there was plenty of room. The minister to whom It was the privilege of the Saunterer to listen Sunday morning took advantage of the fact that the following Monday was Armistice day to deal with war and peace as the theme of his Sunday morning discourse. He expressed the opinion that war is dne of the crown- Ins evils of the world. He spoke of the Inconsistency which during the past century hns led Christian people to slap each other and destroy valuable and costly evidences of culture nnd civilization. In his belief It is a Icnlnl of the faith for Christian folks nnd Christian nations to murder and Icstroy their fellows or the fruits of civilization. Aflpr the sermon a large-hearted 'rlend took the Saunlcrer home in an automobile which the said friend seems to have cheerfully devoted to the accommodation of persons who are iiitomoblleless. During the ride which ivas also for tho comfort and conven- ence of several ladles and took a somewhat round about course, we had a line chance to inhale the crisp air as well as to observe some of the beauties with which Dame Nature has surrounded our city. Incidentally we- were privileged to enjoy more or less "nteresting' conversation with the other occupants of the car as well as to observe hpw criminally careless somfe incompetent drivers of other r.y were. It Is often 'the unexpected that happens in cat life. When the small kit- .en became an inmate of our little rtome there was a general belief that Tommy would be offended and that lealousy and resentment would keep film out of doors most of the time. For the first week of the visitant's residence the expected happened. Tommy was usually conspicuous for his absence, nor was Sally particularly hearty in her greeting of the new member of the' family. But there has been a surprising change In the situation. Tommy and the kitten have become warm friends. . They play together for hours and the kitten often sleeps in his enfolding arms. "You haven't been in the world very long," remarked the Octogenarian, "until you discover that the community contains, some persons who can make themselves very disagreeable upon occasion. That ia probably one of the penalties one must pay for the privilege of living in a' civilized community. Yet you will not be very long an inhabitant of the earth .until you discover that all is not gold that glitters. Unless you are a specially lucky person you will likewise ttnd yourself plunged up to the neck in trouble toward the making of which you made no voluntary contribution but which is likely to completely upset you." There Is a theory abroad which holds that a man's home Is his castle. There, surrounded by those he loves and qulto happily situated, the days may go by peaceably and tranquilly. You feel that you are particularly fortunate, the world forgetting and- by the world forgot. And just when you are feeling most comfortable the door suddenly opens and admits the (lower world and all jits mean and 'nasty trouble. 'At such time you probably realize that this world is able to convert itself into decldely disagreeable thing in a remarkably short time. If you have never been the victim of such an experience count yourself fortunate, We have just been celebrating Armistice day. If we have a proper conception of the meaning of the day we realize that *we ore chiefly observing tho auspicious hour which inaugurated an era of comparative silence along the great war's battle front There may have been periods in your personal experience when silence has oppressed you. But the men stationed on the battle front welcomed th silence. They rejoiced In It. They trusted it might never again bo broken by anything more significant than. the Jubilant ahouto of rejoicing men Ona shudder? to remember that the preceding uproar had been the sign and signal of destruction. "What do you go to church for?" in quired one curious friend of another "Why," was the reply, "I go to church to worship God." "Oh, you do do you?" was the retort. "You ari certainly fortunate and, I am temptcc to Hay, old-fashioned. If you ar sincere you deserve the very warmea congratulations. Many persona living in these new times are content to have their namoa on the church records Some never pay a penny toward sup porting the church. As a result o their delinquency others pay consider ably more than their share. Nor. dc they bother about going to the regu lar nervlces In a worshiping mood MORE ABOUT PICTURES discoverer of thn northern pasaage were found on Wing William Island 70 years ago. It IN also nearly onn thousand miles north-northwest of Fort Churchill, the terminal of the Hudson Bay railway. ' A fortune was spent by friends of the missing men in trying to locate them, but to no avail. The prevailing opinion among experienced fliers in the prairie provinces appears to have been that the. whole party would succumb. But there were not wanting those, when things looked blackest, who expressed the belief that the wide experience of northern wilds possessed bv some of the party would bring them all through to civilization In safety. Happily this view proves to have been the correct one. The party was fortunate In making a landing within traveling distance of Cambridge bay, which is now a Hudson's Bay company post equipped with radio as well as a mounted police post. the The boy on '• P' U V u dil ' l >' to be H crooked i tuasional man. varsity team who ia tt l j ' to tul '» " ut busiiU'.-is or uro- 23 YEARS AGO TODAY From Tho Mirror Files Rebecca, widow of Patrick Farroll, died ut her home at Three Culverts, aged S-J. Mattie, wife of Fred Fimschllllng. died at her home at 210 East Fourth street, aged 46. Mary Ann. wife of John A. Rakestraw, died at her home at 191§ Seventh avenue, aged 73. E. Young, aged 26, who boarded at 1014 Eleventh avenue, a yard brakeman, was struck by a draft of cars at WJ tower and killed. Sergeant Christ I.ung of the United .Stiitea army, was aatilgned to recruiting duty in Altoona and he nm>ned up headquarter* in the federal building. Lawn-nee Fugun, ngi-d 70, of Eighth avenue und Sixtli street, was thrown from u wagon and seriously injured when the vehicle was struck by a street cur uuur his home. When something unusual occurs, tha is different." There Is some reason to suspect tha the critic who expresses such gloorn> sentiments in the foregoing outburst i really lacking in the spirit of Hiir who said: "Judge not lest ye also b judged." One does best by regulatin one's personal conduct. W. H. S. ANNIVERSARIES THK SEWING MACHINJO. On Nov. 12, 1850, a patent on -th Arat sewing machine to sew curvln seams wax Issued to Allen B. Wilson New York cabinet maker and Inven tor. He also introduced the rotar hook und stationary bobbin. Wllaon's invention aided material! In popularizing this sewing nrachin which was juat then becoming a rea competitor of hand labor as the icsu of other inventions by Walter Hunt Ellas Howe, John Bachelder, Isaac Singer and A. E. Glbba. As the fundamental patents obtained by these pioneer inventors have gradually expired the most satisfactory features of the older machines have been adopted by all modern sewing machine manufacturers. Today also is the anniversary of the birth, on Nov. 12, 1770, of Joseph Hopkinson. author of "Hail I Columbia!" An on Nov. 12, 1775, Americans un- By GRACE K. EttRIOItT. D ISPLAYED"' IN THE' WINDOWS of a Twelfth avenue store for the past week hag been a group of paint- Ings that were so well done that the ordinary passerby might have thought | ho w^is seeing the work of a profes- lonal and noted painter. You wouldn't imagine, unless you new, that they Were the work of one f our homo town folks—ari artist too modest to pose as such, and yet he is ndenlably an artist, and a pretty ood one at that. Charlie Mann's friends know he alnts pictures,. for It Is his greatest obby, but not many of the persons irho constitute the local public, knows bout him or his paintings, because he «i too shy and modest to make himself nown. So far as I know, outside of a hand- ul of sketches and oils on the few oc- asions that the Altoona Art institute as sponsored local exhibitions, I ba- eve that this Is the very first time Iharile Mann has had an exhibit of olely his own work. And there are some mighty good hings among them. There Is an au- umn scene, a large painting, that is locked In with all the bold coloring nd all the airy grace to be found in he woodland, in lato October, with lat unearthly radiance reflected at his season of the year, showing in he limpid, lazy, leaf-decked waters of stream. The Ocean Cliff Is a marine study Jiat Is painted in brilliant colors; the ea, the sky and the rocky clifs, all andled with the skill and deftness of true artist. Quietude, The Birches, Stream in Diamond Valley, Roaring Run, Gates' Dam, Juniata River, Lake Taggart—' hese are but a few of his studies. And here Is the really interesting art of the pictures. Charlie Mann ever studied art. He never had an pportunlty to do so. He works in he local railroad shops, bub he loves rt, and to him there is such an in- Istent call in its beauty that he lelds to the constant urge to put on > anvas those scenes that he admirpp' n his excursions about in the out of oors. And another Interesting thing Is this. Vtost of the paintings are made from mere pencil sketch, jotted down uickly, at the moment of inspiration. Or, most interesting of . all—Charlie vlll sit and listen io you describe a eautiful or an unusual scene, and hen he will get out his canvas and olors and paint the thing—just as ou described it to him. Isn't that omething wonderful? Some of the best pictures he has made have been these pictures in- pired by the descriptions of some- e else. Charlie Mann is a true lover of na- uro; and it must be a source .of grat- flcatlon to him to recreate, on canvas, he awe-inspiring wonders of moun- ain and forest, field and stream, hlll- ide and moonlit evening sky. Here Is he joy of creation, equal almost to the oy of that sculptor who created Pygmalion so faithfully in marble -hat she came to life. . . • So, this artist, seeing and admiring some lovely woodland scene, is able to go home and envolve its pictured love- iness, In all the coloring of nature, for- ils future enjoyment. There is a little winter scene hang- ng on the walls of my living room, from the brush of this artist, that I think is as well-done, as any landscape I have ever seen. It Is called Winter Evening, and it ia painted in with such'perfect atmosphere that looking at it, even in midsummer, brings a feeling of seeing an actual winter's evening: All the cold, forbidding chill in the blue-white •waste of a snowy fields, 'the'sullen foreboding of-the lowering clouds, and a foreground of dismal, swampland, that gives the perfect touch to its realism. And in his forest pictures you'd know he loves trees by the very sureness and faithfulness of his dellnera- tion of them. In White Birches, there is the very spirit of early spring, when the barren birch trees are eye arresting in the silvery white sheen of their graceful trunks. "A man who isn't painting for fame or for gain ; —who is painting for the love of the art, and so is putting into his world something to inspire a love of nature in others. You know, a lot of folks have a tendency to pass heedlessly by the most Inspiring of nature's glorious sights, unless arrested by the transport of some understanding nature lover, who brings to notice the charm and splendor of the view. I read a little poem the other day, poking fun at what the author was pleased to call the "Lookit people,"— the persons who must express their admiration of nature. Well, under that category, I guess I am a Lookit person myself. But Charlie Mann goes me one better. He doesn't call out, "Oh, Lookit!" Ho sets to work, in a moment of inspiration, and skillfully and quickly reproduces the loveliness of the scene in a painting so real that everyone who sees It does the exclaiming—for it is somthing to see, when Charlie turns out one of his paintings, in a moment of leisure. We Altoonans are deservedly proud of him,, and of his pictures. der Montgomery Canada. entered Montreal, SI'CH IS LIFE. (The Pathfinder.) He put his arm around her And whispered in her ear; She listened and then nodded, As he drew her near. Then he gently kissed her And talked in quiet tone— The girlie was ' l!s si a l< -''" He wtuj asking for a loan. STUDYING COUNTY HOMES. (Erie Times.) Pennsylvania is said to be the firs! staU to undertake a "case system 1 study of its alrnhouses. With a constant population of about 12.000 inmates and an annual turnover of about 8,000, the survey contemplates keeping a life history of each newcomer ao that in a reasonably short time the tabulation should be complete, Tho centralization tendency in the handling of paupers is not necessarily Increased by the new program. While the commonwealth intends to enlarge Its information upon the subject, in order to be in a position for a more Intelligent advisory role, the adminl gtratlon will still remain with the au thorlties where it has lodged for i long time. Meanwhile the opportunity for consolidation of local units within counties has been facilitated by recen legislation. As long as institutional care offer, the chief remedy for meeting the prob lem, much can be accomplished if th counties will look to the state fo guidance. In some instances the alma houses might become self-supportlni by using tha labor of tho inmates t a greater extent for gardening am other duties congenial to them. In formation which the department o welfare may gather along this lin should be more useful than that de rived by the directors of the poor ir their limited Jurisdictions. QUOTATIONS "Nearly everything comes to th man who is always there."—Lor Beaverbrook. "Women are just as much intereste in government as men are, and just a intelligent."—Alfred E. Smith. "To be successful, and lost, a bus; ness must nowadays be self-contalnec and kept within its own Held."—Jame H. Collins. "I have become convinced that i you took eual numbers of rich girls and of others in moderate circumstances, you would Und among the latter infinitely more contentment, greater freedom und truer happiness."—Marjoric Oelricbs. ANNOA1 ROM. CAM. BEGAN NOVEMBER 11. PAUL REVERE BOLTS (Old Ironside' News.) D URING- THE PROCESS of re^ building Old Ironsides a total of orty-one copper bolts made by Paul levere were removed from old tim- jers which required renewal. .These olts varied in length and diameter_and were sold as souvenirs, the price being ,e;ii- Jent upon.their size. Mounted on wood removed from the Constitution ind -with inscription plates carrying erlal number of the bolt, they made nvaluable souvenirs. It is also interesting to note that twenty-six of these bolts are still left in the hull of the old 'rigate as the timbers they secured are oo. good to require renewal at this The largest of these bolts, No. 1, 28 nehes in length and 1% inches in diameter, was purchased by a prominent citizen of Boston for the sum of $1,200. From this size the bolts sold tapered down to the smallest, 5 inches in ength and % inch In diameter, which brought ?25. Altogether forty bolts which have been sold have added $7^975 to the fund for restoring Old Ironsides. One of these bolts, No. 24, purchased >y another well-knoVn Bostonian, was presented by him to William and Mary college, one of the oldest institutions of [earning In the United States. It is quite probable that many of them will in the course of time find their way nto museums throughout the country. Only one bolt, No. '4, which is 21% inches in length and 1% inches in diameter, remains to be disposed of. For this last valuable relic the committee Is asking $700. BEASSVItANCB. (Christian Science Monitor.) Steady the hands of the learner, Grasping a task that is new; Ive him a joyous beginning— You will be joyful, too! . Bear 1 with the one who is timid Paltering, striving to.climb, Confidence sets a heart singing— Yours will be singing in time. Smile at the folly of doubting- Steps will grow quick that were slow! You may upbuild, by forbearance, More than you ever can know! -IMARION STEWARD. THAT BODY^OF YOURS By JAMES W. BARTON, M. B. S LEEP IS AS OLD as eating, and yet no one has been able to tell just what sleep Is, or what causes It. Every little while a new theory as to the cause of sleep' is announced but in a short time research men are able to show that this theory does 'not account for sleep. Theories In the past have been that the acid wastes accumulated during the day deaden thd sensitiveness of the brain cells, and sleep ensues. Another theory is that the brain cells use up their oxygen during the day and so must rest until more oxygen can be gathered. Another theory Is that the work of the day accumulates poisons and these ''fatigue" poisons deaden the brain cells. Yet another theory is that the blood supply through the brain becomes less after a number 1 of hours and this lack of blood causes sleep. Now although we do not know wha.1 causes sleep, we do know that certaii processes occur, which actually builc up and strengthen the body. It is like as mentioned before, taking'a battery from a car and getting It rechargr.d Very helpful things occur during sleep The pulse rate becornes slower, yet tho heurt pumps as much blood. The blood vessels near the surface of the skin become larger during sleep. This is of wonderful help to you because when you arc tired the blood vessels contract and you grow pale. Sleep then equalizes the circulation and the akin regains Its color during sleep. Perspiration likewise increases due to this same dilating or enlarging of the blood vessels near the skin sur face. This in turn lessens the work on the kidneys. Less oxygen is reuired during sleep as the muscles are at rest. However oxygen is needed always, as muscles are always slightly used, so the bed room should be well ventilated. Although the muscles are greatly re laxed, digestion continues to go on during sleep. This shows what nor mal Bleep is, and how it helps to wain tain health. If these processes do no occur during sleep something is wrong and you should investigate it. It may be an ill-ventilatea room, an uncomfortable mattress which actually keeps the body alert, eating too mud before retiring or perhaps too much "on the mind." You must get, sleep 1 you are to maintain your health. MODCKNISTIC. (Arkansas Gazette.) A certain type of furniture has been on Ihe market long enough now for there to be a lew modernistic RIPPLINGRHYMES After Eating. . By WAI/T MASON. W HEN I AM famishing for food I sit aroun'd and sadly brood upon, my many woes, upon the bills I lave to pay—and when a beggar comes my way I chide him till he goes. I ;'ell him of the income tax which galls and lacerates the backs of men who toil and save; of other taxes, small and great, imposed by county, town and state, which hound-them to the grave. I speak about the Welfare Chest, to which, at charity's behest, I cough up every year; it should relieve the pauper skate, and still the vagrants at rny gate in endless droves appear. I will not give away a bone; I need the meagre.vail I own to feed my aunt and niece; "And so begone," In' wrath I cry, "go get a job and earn your pie, arid don't disturb my peace." When I've a vacuum Inside all pleas for succor are denied, I am not feeling kind; the world to me seems harsh and gray, and worries come, in dark array, and occupy my mind. But, when I've had a good square meal I listen to the sad appeal of every beggarman; I hand him fifty cents or less, and give him articles of dress, and sauer kraut in a can. I do not tell' him of the grief for-which I-conoid not see relief, before I had my meal; I hand him words of hope and cheer, and panni- kins of yolstead beef, perhaps a kippered eel. There's nothing like two pounds of beef to dissipate the brooding grief of those who sigh and mope; there's nothing like a well cooked fowl to comfort those who mourn and howl, and fill their souls with • hope. Well fed, the world seema good to me, and I am kind as I can be, I 'turn no beggar down; but when I'm hollow as a drum I am morose and sour and glum, I wear a three-foot frown. ' (Copyright, 1920, George M. Adams.) IN HUMOROUS VEIN Barber—Haven't I shaved you before? New Customer—No, I got these scars in France.—Capper's Weekly. Motorist—Is there any speed, law here? Native—Naw, you fellers can't get through here 1 any "too fast for us. Boston Transcript. Judge—Now, sir, please tell the court what passed between you and your wife in the quarrel. Defendant—A flatiron, 5. rolling pin, six plates and a kettle^—Capper's Weekly. Mrs. Youngbride—Men are buch beasts! My husband promised me a surprise if I learned to cook, so I took lessons. Friend—Indeed! What was the surprise? Mrs. Youngbride—He dismiaaed our cook.—The Pathfinder. ASKING A LOT. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.) The author who confesses that a person must be somewhat crazy to write a book might go on to give his private idea of those who publish them. ABE MARTIN NOT QUITE_CONTENTED By BRUCE CATION. W HY IS IT" THAT MODERN' America, so fiercely proud of its present, should be so desperately homesick for its past? Nothing stirs the blood of the Amer- can as 'much as a reviVal of old-time scenes, customs and events. Pageants that recall the pioneer days are dear to pur "hearts; we devote an absurd amount of time to the study of our forefathers' habits, diversions and conditions of life. In Tombstone, Ariz., the other day they held a great 'celebration they call-, ed "Helldorado Week." For seven days they brought back to Tombstone all of its old-time glory. They kept all automobiles off of the streets, resurrecting • creeky old stagecoaches and swaying buckboardg instead. They opened all of ' the old-time ' bars and dance halls, shot off revolvers at all hours of the day and "night, v put on a replica of the famous old Earp-Clanton feud, arid arranged a repetition; blood-, less but exciting, of the great Modoc stagecoach holdup, which startled the west 60 years' ago. •. The'affair drew huge'crowds. Old- timera'from all over the west to Tombstone to' see It. Some of them, gray- haired and stooped, had known Tombstone in the days when Arizona was young, bad and unrestrained. They had prospected for riches in its canyons and ledges surrounding the town; and some of them had become rich and some of them had got nothing but experience out of it. .But they came back, impatient to see the revival of the old days—and hundreds of the present generation came with them, to see for themselves what a western mining town was like In the.boom times when the only law was the law that could be found in the .muzzle of a revolver. The thing makes interesting read- Ing. It is a safe bet that every one of us, reading about it, felt stirred, felt wistfully regretful, \omehow, that the old west had vanished so utterly. But why? -The old. west was flam- Ing and picturesque, but it Was also bad and brutal. If it was exciting it was also crude and harsh. It was not, in a way, civilized at all. It had the ethics of the stone age, in modern dress. Why should w,e .want it back? Well, perhaps it is partly because we're not. quite as' well satisfied with the present as ,we leY, on. We know .that -we're very prosperous, and very, buay and very "advanced"—but we can't help feeling that life hasn't quite got. the savor that it might have. The men of the old west may have missed some of the things that we have; but, at any rate, they really lived. Their lives had color. They were never drab, never uninteresting. Modern America is Inspiring, busy, efficient—and, it may be, just the least bit monotonous. "Gee, I'll bet Mrs. John Coolidge 'H hate to crawl out an' git breakfast a fierce mornin' like this," said Mrs. Lafe Bud, as she looked out the window at the first blizzard o' the season. A beautiful big blue limousine with only seven payments to go wuz stolen from in front o' the Leghorn Tbarp home lost night. (Copyright, John F. DiUe Co.) CURRENT COMMENTS Some people believe In law and order —If they can lay down the law and give the orders.—Adrian Daily Telegram. We no Ipnger have Harry Houdini with ua, but then there are the congressional lobbyists.—Bay City Daily Times. Simile for today: As futile as a married man on the witness stand telling lies to female Jurors.—Buffalo Evening News. j The prophets of the bear market may be without honor among the majority, but they are not without profits.—Asheville Times. If a tariff will not keep hexamethy- lenetetramlne out of the country,' there aould be an appeal to the coast guard. —Kansas City Journal-Post. Another crash or two in Wall Street and you will be able to buy friend wife a nice block of stock cheap for Christmas.—Des Moinea Tribune-Capital. The American Bar association Is urging repeal of all unenforceable laws. An ambitious and far-reaching program, surely .'^-Fort Wayne News- Sentinel. It wouldn't be a bad idea, if the Carnegie foundation should take time out in which to tell us exactly what an amateur athlete is, and why.—Worcester Evening Gazettt. The idea that the amateur gambler in Wall Street ia simply a fllorifled crap-shooter is not correct. Every crap-shooter at some time wins a game.—Tulsa Dally World. That British bishop who visions a war between the sexes either has too much Imagination or not enough. The masculines are whipped right now beyond the possibility of effective reaist- an.cs.—Sioux City Tribun,e.

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