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"* . • '* I .'^^ ,f THE! At.rp.ONA fc ' " i t f ***•!. M ' --'••-" **' SUtoona flilirror. Bstnollsftea June la, 1874. Harry Slep l< Minder, aiinnoit ritt\ri.\a VUHIPAHIY. I'nbllihrrt. MIKROR HU1UJJNO, tOOO-100'2 arcen Av«., MtoonH. I'a DANIEL, N, SUKl' Prwmcnt H. L. JOHNSTON ManaEirm Editor leaders have apparently abandoned all hope and they are certainly face to face with R peculiar situation. It will be necessary for the Old Guard to be constantly watchful. The existing state of affairs goes n. great way toward confirming tho theory that the tariff Is essentially a product of selfishness. Tho deadlock CITY SUBSCniPTION KATK.S: Klngl« copy 2 cent* Per month (payable monthly) .... W cents TIMELY TOPICS ^ A H FAR AS EQUIPMENT to*lo their work In concerned, police departments have made great strides during the passing years. During the period of his own service Chief J. N. Tlllard has witnessed ti re- marknble change, the climax coming has occurred _ apparently at the in- | wlth thc , nB t a ,i fttlon of the telephone- typewrlter B.vstem, whereby all depart- THE SAUNTERER MONO MY SCHOOLMATES, pbscrved the Octogenarian stlgallon of Senator Borah and his MAIL SUBSi:llll J Tt(JN One month (in firtvnnci>) BO Six month* (In ailvnncc) 1,1.,10 One year (In advance) S7.00 more or less Independent colleagues. ! tni>nts In the cities will be connected Senator Bornh has exalted nmblUonn ] with each other and the state police [ as nil who havo observed his recent { career believe. His enemies allego that he Is quite as mur-h Interested In his personal fortunes as ,ho Is (n thrt TKLKPHONRS: Bell Phone 7171. The Altoona Mirror 1.1 a mrmher ut rhe Audit Bureau of Circulation anil lh« American Newspaper 1'unllshcrs 1 /inundation anil 1'ennsylvanla Ncwflnnptr I'uMlsheW HMO- elation. | welfare of tho nation. j It Is all a "pretty kettle of fish." j And yet thc rank and file of the country ilo not Herm greatly disturbed about the matter. They seem to re- giml It larRely MM a "t«mpesl (n a Icupol." The Altoona Mirror .annumca nn nn.tndni responsibility (or typographical errors In advertisements, but will reprint that pan ot on advertisement In which (lie typographic!*) error occurs. Advertiser* will please notify th« mannRement Immediately of any errni which may occur. Entered aa tecond cloai matter al Altoona poatofflce. SUSTAINING MEMBER NATIONAL 1099 ^m^ 1929 ASSOCIATION AVEHAOK UA1I.Y PAIIJ CntCUI/A- TJO>' UUIUNO OCTOI1KK. 28,987 WEDNIC.SDAV, NOVKMIiKK 13, 102D. I A THOUOIIT KOll TODAY. Thou hlist put irlfifliiRft* In my licurt, more limn III the- time that their corn and their wlun hu'rcahril—1'HHlinn 4:7, N ATIONS AND MEN are only the best when thoy are the tfl"ddcHt, and deserve heaven when they enjoy It.—Rlchtcr, AIOIISTICE !)AV KfMfOKS. A RMISTICE DAY WAR properly observed by the American people. Many nrldresHes were mncle In which the past was remembered and ccrtnin suggestions made r.ohcernlnp; tha future. The nddresfl which com- j niaiided most attention wns, Inevitably, | President Hoover's talk to his coun- | trymen concerning the past nnd thn of the present and the future. Our prrnent chief mnglntrnle la no friend to wnr. He trusts Hint sentiment favoring the BcUlement of all International complications by peace- lul methods rrwy continue to grow until It becomes too powerful to resist. Nevertheless, he wisely recognizes thc fact that the prudent nation Is always ready for emergencies, having adopted thc policy of timely and adequate preparation for every possible THAT STUDENT OUTBREAK. T>ARTLY BECAUSE THE Altoona •*• High School tcHin defeated Johnstown High for tho first time since J92Z, and partly because It wns Armistice day, tlm stiJdniito of thc Senior High school turned In a fnlun lire alarm on Monday morning, departed from tlie building, touched off a bonfire at Prospect purlt uiitl then Htiignd a parade through the business section, where Home of the participants appropriated the flags und staffs displayed along the curb In front of business houses In honor of the duy. Perhaps wo should not be too hard , jon these exuberant young folks who adopted tjielr own methods of celebrating both the.football victory and the anniversary of the signing of the World ' War armistice. We ought not to forget that they aro young, sometimes foolish, and always full, of tho spirit of fun. And that Is a combination which frequently resorts to freak outlets in UH desire to give oxpi-esHlon to Its emotion/). And perlmpH we should not be too hard on the school board for not set' ting aside Armistice day as a achool . holiday. In other clllex of the sluta tho public schools were, closed und each year we find an increasing number of schools observing this particular day as a holiday. Had them been no school on Monday the chances urn there would have been no attempt made on the part of tlu< students to take matters in their own Imml.s anil declare a holiday for Uu'inuelveH. One of the i-euHi)Hii given for Monday'* purformunco was tla- report Unit a member of the school hounl iiml promised tlm atudunts a holid/iy when 'tllo Alloonu. High L-luvun ilrlViiti-iI U)/> Johpstown High team ut football. No one member of tlm school board IH vested with authority to grunt holidays to any school or all thu schools. That la the prerogutlvu ut lliu board alone. To keep the. record xti-alght lliu students In all tin: nuhlU; m'houlu should bo informed of thc iacin. la view Ql' what Dceiured nn Monday it might be well fur thu .ichoal board In adopting itu wrhudule of holiday* for next term tn give BCI-IOUH consideration to Arniisticu duy. It might avoid unpleasantne.su in the. future to Include Nov. II in tin: regular Hat. Whlln expressing himself In no uncertain terms concerning Ihe Impera- llve duty of adequate preparation for the future, the president is strongly ntlachcd to llic principle of universal pence and would have our country maintain a friendly altitude toward other nations. We should he willing to go far in the inlercBts of. inlerna- tlonnl good will. Our president recognizes the brutality of war mid recommends that «e- rloun efforts be made to mltlgulo Us excesses. For Instance, he suggests that vessels carrying nothing but food productB be exempted from seizure In the event of another war. Little reason cxlfltn for supposing that the future will .witness suuh a desirable change. War In not a gentleman's' garni!. THU TAlUl'l- OUTLOOK. T7VIDBNTLY THB prusenl uxlru ly uession ot tho .ederal rongreiis IH going to prove a futllu thing, t>u fur, ul leuttt, as tho tariff in concerned. Although the leuders of the majority parly bod encouraged tha manufacturing Interests to believe that their peculiar desires would be taken earo ut, it has become quite, evident that they are powerless to bring the de- -iiied thing to pass. Unless t>o»ie sort of arrangement is entered into at once the extra session will be futile, so tar an party interests ure concerned. It Beenid now reasonably certain that tba Republican* of the wet-L and iho Democrats of the south are seriously thinking uf combining during lha campaign of 1230. Their repri- HfiituUvcs In tlio (i-dcral vungreas aio already united and are certainly giving ihe regular* .serious trouble. No tariff bill will be enabled thi* year, j unl«f» tlm bitualiou changes. The ' W MAM' OrrOKTUMTIKH. HJLJ3 THE pausing days huve ever curried gifts In their hands for the betterment of the world und Its Inhabitants, there is considerable reason to believe that few periods of tho past were more fruitful ,of opportunities than tho present. We are surely living in a grand and glorious time. Whoso is oblivious of that fact needs to open his eyes and look about him. ' Many • o'f us may be so modestly constituted as-.to* imagine that nature meant us to remain onlookers whilst our more energetic and rosourceful neighbors' plungo Into the heart of things, doing whu lever muy need to be done. It Is to bo feared that those who f«el that way are entirely too modiist-. The times -ul ways have «omn- thlrtg valuable for everybody to do euch day. And then It In our duty to examine ourselves carefully. Is it really modesty und buHlifulno'ss tlint hlmler*-us, i.hut Bonds us to thc rear, or Is It mental nnd spiritual laziness? In it tho deslro to remain unknown, or the wish to place our burden of responsibility for worth-while work upon thn shoulders of our neighbors? Modesty or laziness, which If either, ull» us? Thn citizen who Is unselfishly Jn- tereutud In tho continued progress of nny enterprise which ho ilcoms Well suited to Inr-reiJHO the piiblli; \yclfure, Is merely doing his duty. Wn duro not comu'ntntte our entlro efforts upon personaj hntterment or seek constantly personul ease. If wo neom Inclined (o permit ourselves to bo misled, what wo now 'urgently need is Illumination. . A>rn MODKST. • K LATE W. F, TAYLOR, whoso A dcnU) v 'iU a diHitjhler'a homo wus announced recently, was onn of the best, most linprctentlouH and UHeful citizens of Altoona for a goodly number of years. He wan employed by the Pennsylvania Hull road company for over a half i-iMilury and was nl- \vuys lit the front In tho discharge! of his duties IIH an employe, a citizen and n Christian. ThlH excellent citizen was as modest and retiring In his public life as ho was efficient. He wua retiring, rnther alow of speech, yet Intensely Interested In worth while things. He served <ho rnllroad company with complete fidelity and rendered equally valuable aervice to the community of which tin was HO long; u Utteful citizen. The Altoona Mirror in quite certain that ull who Knew this good citizen dunni,' his lifetime und had tho privilege uf ob.iervlng his dully conduct UH un employe, ua u citizen, us u chmvliman, ivalucd something of his reul worth. l.ifi; wus ull the more interesting for having known him and realized the Jhlelity and the Unostentatious manner of l\in dally living. When hn lirst became chief of police In 1S93, there wns nothing in the Httlo room wher: he had a desk to Indicate Unit there was n. police department in '.he city. Them were a dozen or fifteen officers, but they had nothing with which to work save a club and other para- phornnlta. with which a policeman Is usually equipped. There WHS no system by which they could report, to headquarters and there was no patrol wagon. Furthermore, there was absolutely no nfflllution with other police departments nnd If a criminal managed to out of the city he was reasonably safe. 11 has taken a long time and much work and patience to get what wo have now and .only when thc new system now being installed is placed )n aervice al the beginning of the new year can It be said that the police will be on anything like an equal foot- Ing with the criminal element. TJie aiilomoblJc gave criminals an advantage which they were not slow to utilize nnd thu new system wll mnke it. powslble for the police to reach out over the nta.la in nn advantageous way in their efforts to apprehend those who get away. However, despite al! the facilities which police departments are now equipped, much still depends upon human cquasion and it is Just as Important now IIH It ever wan tar officers to be intulllgent, active and nlert. Furthermore, there was never a greater need for cooperation. This applies to the lociil peraoiinel as well to tho relations of the departments In the different cities with each other and with the stale department. Criminals lire now better organized than they were years ago. The men who commit burglaries, steal jewelry, furs and other valuables would not be likely to operate on a very large scale 1£ there were not those who are ready to buy tho loot. It 1« also Incumbent upon tho people at large to cooperate with the police. This they can do by making their buildings secure. In a great many cases tho euslest part ot the yeggman'a job Is to get inlo the building he proposes to rob. WHAT OTHERS SAY Men and Cluu'cli Attendance. At a recent national church convention a leader asserted that Sunday congregations o£ the denomination ' "are composed of twice as many and sometimes three times as many women/ as men." That sltuatltn, which might hold generally in similar proportions, naturally was regarded .as unfortunate It was said to be a situation which tho men themselves could and should change. It was viewed as e, duty which they owed to themeslves, the community and the church. That, no doubt, is true; and the question is of nuch nature as to demand legitimately the serious attention of. thoughtful people. Church attendance is largely a habit which easily may bo cultivated. It has vo.lues which cannot be discounted. The Instinct to worship should be allowed an outlet, and the inspiration of church services often is genuine and of laftting benefit. Probably the excuse of most men who don't go to church Is that after -a week's -work they want to rest' at" home, get' out for a motor car ride or a game,of. golf. It is easy to allow that attitude to prevail. But there probably are large numbers of men who feel .convinced that going to church would not be worth their whlln and that. them, could bo neither interest nor profit In the service. Often thoy may be wrong.. In certain Instances they may ,be right. The whole situation, in' view of -the numbers affected,' would warrant careful Investigation. Each group might, with'profit, go into the matter for itself, find what, tho difficulties aro and dovlao the remedies which thereby probably would be suggested.—Johnstown Tribune. • • • A Good llce(nti(ng-. •< . Mm. John Co'olldge says her aim ia to live on her husband's Incorrie.- That's overy wife's aim, but a lot of them-are poor shots.—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. « «. • - . Hope for the Future. Eventually, wo Imagine, television will make It poHHlble for spectators In a modern stadium to actually sec the football games.—Wilmington News, • • • Murlu'l I'luylng. "Nerve and vision," says a financier, "aro all that aro needed. to. play tha market." Ho might havo.added "und a m)ft place to full."—Pittsburgh Poat- Gazotto. • * * lIuniur'H Inning. "Tho fellow who rocked the bout last summer," 'wrltea Eph Kaljoy of Newport, "l« noff dragging- a cocked shotgun under barbed wire fences.—Har- rlnburg Telegraph. • » • K Ire a in Own«rnlil|i, Tha Htato commissioner of fisheries nays the time is approaching whim public ownership of ilshlng utrctimH will be necemiai'y if good llshlng Is to be provided for those who do not bulong to private clubs, owing to the extent of purchases by siifh c]uun which close streams to the public. Perhaps if streams ara acquired In the nitme of people of Puiinnylvuniu far Hulling purpaues, the people who fish may thus bo credited with "vested rights" In theao streams. If linn- ing rights aro looked upon aa of auf- llclcnt Importance to justify imbUc, acquisition of a stream, then thone rights ought to stand in court aa aub- stuntlul grounds for a. demand that mu'h titrating bo Ucpt free fram pollution. Thlu IH but a theory, however. It ia slgnlllcunt thiit the West Brunch of thu Susquehunnu wus de- i-lurrd a public highway by congrea- slonul iicllon lonj-- years ago, but this nus not .served to protect it.—Wll- iltunspoM .Sun. MIRRORGRAMS No job is hard if you like the work. The short seller Is wearing a long face these days. Drudgery is found In any disagreeable task. ICasy cume, easy go Is being proven ) the matter ot paper pjoJlu in Ihe stock market. Tlie ability to gel along well with your I'elJow \\-urk >tte.n in only u little I High 23 YEARS AGO TODAY from The Mirror Files Lewis Baronner was appointed by UIQ commissioners to the position of engineer at thu jail and courthouse. Thomas Gift began the erection of an apartment house at Sixth avenue and E/fe'hteenth street, to cost $15.000. The Huntingdon presbytery decided to engage an evangelist for continuous service within the bounds of the presbytery. J. W. Parks shipped a trio of chickens to Pachenharn, Australia. Ha expected thai It would require live w.-cks Car the" • to reach their destination. At the suggL'Htlan of Principal G. D. Robb must of the boy : aidents at the "A "there was one lad who lived direct ly ACTORS the street from my home His father—like almost all the me: on that street at that time—was a canal boatman and spent very llttl time at home. He had at that tlm three brothers—two older than he— but no sisters. A younger brothe had died while still very young. Hli mother was an ordinary woman, cannot think her life was a very happy one, but concerning this I have nothing but my imagination to sup port my notions. I think the lad was an average mother and probablj a very good housekeeper and neigh bor. "At first this family lived next doo; to us but they seemed disposed t< find new quarters almost every year,' continued the Octogenarian. "For' a while they lived on our side of the street, after a time occupying a hous near the corner of the square. Even tually they moved into a dwelling on the opposite, side of the stree where they lived a few years. ' I be lleve they eventually moved to Lewis town where- the mother died. He; husband had taken a' job on anothe: canal and my impression is that he deserted his family several years be fore his wife's death. A couple o the boys disappeared eventually. \A younger one was killed In a mine accident. I am sure all are dead." "It Is probable that I have men tloned the fact before," continued the Octogenarian, "that one of -these ladi carried upon his right leg, just be low the knee, the distinct image o: a catfish. As ' we were great lovers of bathing In tho canal in those day and did not even know of the ex islenca of bathrobes, it was not ver; long until my curiosity' was excited und I asked some questions about it The lad's mother told me that a catfish had stung her some time before the birth of this lad. The whole thing was a. puzzle to ma and remained so for a good many years But the rough outline of a catfish was there, all right. "You probably remember Oliver Wendell Holmes' romance, 'Elsie Venner,' originally published in the Atlantic Monthly. Elsie, .as you will recall, was a snake girl and bore upon her body the outline of a snake and manifested, as well, certain snakelike peculiarities. In spite of the fact that I had seen the outlines of the catfish on my playmate's leg, I declined to follow Dr. Holmes and smiled at what I considered his vivid imagination. Yet I was presently confronted .by the fact that a young girl who lived and died in my native town bore upon her back, near her neck, the outline of a snake which became marvelously distinct after her death." In Dr. Holmes' story the young girl who carried about with her the Image of a snake resembled tfiat creature in certain respects. In short, she was dominated by the character and conduct of the serpent. But in real lite there was absolutely >nothing to distinguish the little girl who bore the image of a snake on her back from other children of tha same age and I presume that only her immediate family and more Intimate friends ever supposed she was set apart from her fellows, by such a peculiarity. I never learned how she came to bear such a birthmark, but presume It originated..in' a fright received by the mother' 6efbra the child's birthi": The Saunterer listened In silent interest to the foregoing, narratives. He has every reason to,, believe .they are perfectly truthful and not entirely uncommon. The thing, that^geems of the utmost importance' to me is the fact that prenatal ' impressions are not only possible but far from being uncommon. And Isri't it lik'ely to be a fact that If the human body may be made to bear various, sorts of birthmarks, as they are called, may. not the human spirit be influenced In tho same manner?. -And if a bodily birthmark is indelllble, unfading, a permanent part of the body, are spiritual birthmarks not also a possibility? ' This is a decidedly delicate 'subject. The Saunterer ' will not undertake to return an answer. Ho does feel, however, that this problem 'of' spiritual possibilities, of spiritual birthmarks, Is one of supreme importance'to every thoughtful person. The human family is mysteriously made. In certain aspects of life humanity seems • closely allied to the brute; in others it gives evidence of being partaker of the divine. There are individuals who seem to be intimately associated With tho divine. There are others who jive evidence of being far below the brute In both their inclinations and their actions. Great in the myatery of humanity. The Saunterer is thinking today of .welvo little babies with whqm he began "to get .acquainted after .he 'ound himself gliding ulowly but certainly and constantly down the gradual incline leading from this life- to the next.. He was about -when-they arrived und he was very much in- .ereated in them at the time and has been ever since. As the companions of bin own childhood, youth and younger manhood have vanished almost completely he finds the newer enerations coming on surely and con- Identjy. As in his childhood ' he "orme'd a friendship with tha older >ersons who were there to greet him when he arrived, ,he finds himself In urn greeting the masters and mis- reases of the coming day. W. H. S. 1 thu work. important ihun the ability tu do High .school rflgiKMi a pledge, to abstain from pmuuiiiK in or in'tin- vicinity of 1 llii; new High school building. ANNIVERSARIES SOUTH CAUOLINA SECEDES. On Nov. 13, 1660, tho South Carolina tfialatui-a culled, a convention to con- aider accession from the Union as a reault of President Lincoln's election. Thu convention met on Dec, 20; and mmedlutely paused an ordinance of secession. When the attack on Fort Sumter precipitated the Civil war the following April, South Carolina fur- ilahecl 60,000 soldiers to the Confeder- te armies 1 , although her voting popu- atlon was only about 47,000. A provisional governor wan appplnt- d in South Carolina at the close of the va; 1 and a new constitution adopted On the refusal of the state to ratify he 14th amendment, a military government was established. In 1868, another constitution allow- ng negro suffrage wad adopted ana he state was re-admitted June 25th of that year. Today is also the anniversary of John Drew, famous American actor, the Bon of John Drew and Louisa Lane Drew. Young Drew began bin theatrical career under his mother's management in Philadelphia in 1873, A CHECKERED DAY By GRACE K, EtmfGltT. S OMJBJ. DAYS ARE),'made up mingled aunshlne and ahacTo of low- Saturday was i even for the children, such a day for Jane. It began with radiant, sunshine, when the Lovely Lady who has been a real fairy godmother to Jane from babyhood days on—granting many of her childish wishes, and anticipating others—came to see us for a brief call and brought Jane a beautiful gift. A ring set with three ot the iovellest opala It would be' possible to find- opals that reflect all the colors of the rainbow in that richly subdued way that opals have, Jane was speechless with joy, and in this' Inarticulate state could not speak, the pleasure in her heart, beyond a shy thanks. The Lovety Lady took us along back to town with her, And then the shadows of the day began to loom up, in spite 'of the happiness over the gift ring. For the days' program included a trip to the dentist, to have a loosened tooth—remnant of babyhood days— removed. I knew there would he no pain In the process,' but I had a hard time convincing Jane of this. Though she didn't balk at going she did squirm and wriggle in dread of the coming experience. In the effort to calm her nervousness I finally had to be flrm. "It Ia only a baby tooth, and loose at that. You 11 are too big to be a baby now," I told her. And then she did something very unusual with her, She attempted brib ery. "If I am real brave will you givi me 10 cents to spend? To get some thing I want, without any objections from you?" she asked. And e^en though I had visions of silly waste of the dime—for, being just turned 11, she Is still too youni to be a reasonable shopper—I agreei at once. Well, though she wafted her turn ii fear .and trembling, in the outer of flee—that place that-in spite of sun light and pictures on the wall and late magazines, is, somehow, never quite conducive to repose of spirit— :he actual ordeal was nothing at all It was as ea»y as Jiio. to remove tha :ooth, and Jame almost shed tears of toy at.the' unexpected release from the >ugaboo of fear. • Grinning foolishly, she was able once again to take a view of things from a proper perspective; and to enjoy with me the- lovely glass globe of woodland reminders that the na- .ure-lovlng dentist has secured against he desolation of winter days, on a sunny window in his office. You may have seen them—it is not op late to make one for your sunniest window sill. And it-is all so easy and inexpensive. '-Place thick clumps of dampened green moss in he -bottom of the glass bowl. In the lamp moss set twigs of woodland jeauties. The bowl we sav/ Saturday had in it sprigs of partridge berry, iprigs of teaberry, ' small ferns and ven a bit of budded arbutus. And you haven't any idea how love- y and bright and Christmassy those -ed fruits of the partridge berry and he teaberry looked, glowing amid he deep greens. A circular piece of clear glass is Itted over the top of the bowl and t is only necessary to water the con- :ents about twice a year, as the grow- ng plants, shut off from -air, produce i moisture of their own that bedews ho inner side of the globa and its cover with dewlika beads. When we came out of the building, o the street, I said to Jane; "Now t wasn't so bad,, was it?" Her face was like an April day—all sunshine after -the clouds—as,she said eagerly: 'Why I never even felt it. And isn't t wonderful that all my second teeth are so good and sound?" And then \ I assured her, as I have o often done, that the possession of ound teeth U riches untold; and that t pays to guard them jealously, by lally care and by frequent inspec- ion. Our various errands accomplished, we spent part of the afternoon visit- ng the toy shops and departments, already being opened up -by Santa's o-workers, for the- inspection v and election of good girls and boys. Jane ia growing .out the stage of wishing for toys at Christmas, but he hasn't grown out of her pleasure n visiting toy departments and look- ig over all the new and wonderful Kings on display. And small wonder. I have lived in he world a great deal longer than he has, and to this day I get a posl- ive' joy out of looking over the stock f Christmas dolls and play furniture nd doll dishes. I believe they will Iways have a fascination for m,e. Dollies, have changed wonderfully —and greatfy for the better—since I vas a little girl. Then china, plaster- f-parls or waxen-faced dolls were n fashion. All of them rather erlshable, for the china or plaster-of arls ladles seldom survived an ac- idental tumble to the floor; and sad van tha plight of tho little girl who at too close to the warm flre on Christmas night, hugging the new ax dolly in her arms—for the heat Id ghastly things to the classic eatures of the doll. My old standby was always a rag 4>lly. They were unbreakable, soft o cuddle and could be misused to n alarming degree, for all little girls re thoughtleaa sometimes about tha roper care of their dolls—and the ag doll always emerged triumphant rom any neglect—while upstairs in bureau drawer in my mother's bed- oom, lay Helen, my gorgeous big oily from Philadelphia, splendid In er white dotted Swiss over rose ambrlc. JUST ANOTHER CASUALTY! UOtiUCUEL. Pwt-Gaiette.) The noun' dogs" of Missouri are In deuuind over the country in the hunting season. That is what doggerel will do for a breed. bit of SAVING SUKEI,y PAYS. (Albany Evening Newa.) • ; It is an old saying ,that it doesn't latter so much how much we make as hat we save. Look at all the words r. Coolldge has been saying for years, nd what he gets for them now. A JJIFFIOUI/T TASK. (New York Times.) A famllar proposal for the prevention f war is to get everybody together round u, big table. In Washington ociety thoy avert -war by putting dinner guests around » lot of small tables. REFLECTIONS By THE REFEREE. E DWIN MARSHALL HADLBY OF Chicago, former president of the Military Intelligence association, demands that the senate investigate communistic propaganda and the extent to which it is disseminated in the American public school system. There's no : real need for such an Investigation, out it might not be a bad idea to have it, at that. Perhaps it would reveal, to some of our eternally •apprehensive super-patriots that the "communist menace" in this country Is BO slight as to be practically nonexistent. This nation is Just about as apt to go red because ( of communist propaganda In its schools as it is to return :o negro slavery. If a senatorial investigation would serve to reveal that fact, and thereby deprive a few professional red-baiters of their thunder, it might be a good thing. The amazing statement that 54,000,- XX),000 changes hands annually in the United States through commercialized gambling is made in the current North American Review by.Howard McLel- '*"• ' ' • i " : . MoLellan itemizes the nation's gambling bill as follows: Baseball pools, $500,000,000; policy games (lotteries basej! on dally totals of bank clearings, etc.), $300,000000' racetrack betting, $1,000,000,000; handbook betting on races, $800,000,000; cards, dice and similar games of chance; $1,000,000,000; bucket shops, $500,000,000. i • It is impossible for the average man :o estimate the accuracy of these figures, of course. But If they represent anything like the truth—and McLellan asserts that they are an underestimate, f anything—our gambling problem is a •°ar greater one than most of us have lupposed. "S SUMMBB MEMORIES. (Boston Transcript.) When round the house the red leaves flit, And autumn mists are on the pane, Jefore my cozy flre I sit And dream of sunny hours again, Of hedges thick with 'leaf and thorn, ind woods as green as any sea, And, dew-gray grass in early morn, That- thrill me with their glamourle, tose-faces peeping from the brier, Slower clusters thick in garden-beds, Rosette, and trumpet, bell, and spire, jlfting their lovely tinted heads before my vision softly bloom, catterlng fragrance everywhere, Making- a garden of the room hough all without is brown and bare. THAT 'BODY_OF YOURS By JAMBS W; BABTON, M. D. r ii - of IS UNFORTUNATE that cancer the stomach does not make its resence known earlier. With cancer f lip, tongue or anywhere about the kin, It 1^ soon detected, and radium, he X-ray or the knife bring about a ure. But with cancer of the stomach n a series of 137 cases Dr, W. Coldle eports that " only forty-six hod pre- RIPPLING_RHYMES The Home Town. By WALT MASON. OME HAPPY DAY, 1 .' I've often said, "I'll go. back to the old home town, and once again with friends I'll tread the paths I used to amble down. I'll see the boys, I used to know, the'girls whose beauty cheered my eyes, in those brave days of long ago -when all the world seemed Paradise." For years the Jotorney was postponed, for reasons grays, for reasons flip; and I was old, my Joints all groaned,, when finally I made the trip. I thought to see the girls and boys as I had left them in the past, pursuing vain but harmless joys—but youth's a thing that doesn't last'. A few old cripples here and there," sad graybeards, broken in life's game, regarded me with vacant stare, and struggled to recall my name. They were the boys with who'm I played, with whom I fished, in days gone by, and they were • seated in the shade, Just waiting for a chance to die. "Oh, where," I askdd, "is Charlie Jones, and where are John and Richard Roe?" "The sexton- covered up their bones," and old man said, ''long years ago." Old women fat, old women lean, surveyed me, aa I held my way; and each of them had been a queen upon a distant, golden day. "Oh, where," I asked, "is Mabel Guest, and where are Mae and Ruth Defoe?" "The sexton laid them all to rest," a beldame said, "long years ago." The saddest thing a man can do is thus to Journey back again to some old bailiwick he knew, before small boys grew into men. The ghosts of comrades with him tread the streets where pleasure used to thrive, and all the friends | he knew are dead, though some pretend to be alive.- Now strangers live in the abodes where friends once made the firelight glow, and tombstones seem to block the roads, wherever he elects to go. (Copyright/ 1829, George M. Adams.) IN HUMOROUS VEIN ' The girl friend—How did your wife get to hear of me? He—My dreams have turned to "talkies."—Passing Show. Visitor—We're getting up a raffle for a poor old man. Won't you buy a ticket? Sweet Thing—Mercy no! What would I do with him If I won him? "Marriage," we were saying to a modern young lady the other day, "Is a great Institution." "Maybe," she said, "but who wants to live In an institution?"—Spokane Spokesman-Review. The business men were talking over their employes. "Well, old Johnaon has grown gray- haired in my service." "Pooh. I've got a girl with me who has grown yellow, brown and red- haired in my service."—Boston Transcript. A RADIO IN AN IGLOO By BBtlCE CATION T HE EIGHT CANADIAN j airmen who were • lost for weeks' on * desolate island far in the Arctic, discovered, if early reports can be believed, by an Eskimo who heard of their disappearance over the radio. This Eskimo, it is said, had fitted up hia igloo with a radio set to beguile the long hours of a six-months night. Tuning in one night, he learned that eight aviators were missing, somewhere in hia vicinity.' He set out to look for them—and, after a time, found them, safe and .sound. Now this story may be somewhat exaggerated. Yet—take it or leave it —it's only a sign of the times. Th« Eskimo has his radio, 1 and there are flivvers ih darkest Africa, and the palm-fringed atolls of the South Seas contain moving picture .theatres. Th» world seems to be moving, and moving fast, even If .we don't know precisely where .it 'is going. If an Eskimo can install a radio In his igloo, anything can happen. Th« f,ar horizons can be reached by concrete roads; There are no. surprises left. LJke it or not,- we might as well admit that the old day of strange adventures, distant regions and isolated peoples ia about ended, It is this, perhaps, as much as anything, that gives our age that cocky, all-confident assumption of complete wisdom that distinguishes it from all others. The whole globe has given up its secrets. Go where you will, you can't get out of range of the factory- Is it surprising. and the salesman. QUOTATIONS "Love la Important only as a social and biological phenomenon. It is an impersonal passion."—Bernard Shaw. "My jab has always been to take care of Mr. Edison. We always put his wurk first—all of us-"—Mrs. Thomas A. Edison. "It is remarkable how many men are opposed to capital punishment when they are subjected to jury duty." —Justice Arthur S. Tompkina of New York. r "Our churches, schools and colleges, must begin right now to train our people for the Qroper use of greater leisure time."—Secretary of Labor Davis. "Those who have the cynical approach to life should examine themselves that they are uot to blame for I heir warped look."—Rev. Joseph R. Sizoo, Washington. lous indigestion, whereas ninety-one ad not complained of having indlges- on. Of the entire number only eight rere under 40 years of age. The average time between the arllest symptoms and the consulting of physician was four and one-half months for those complaining of tndl- estion, and live and one-half months ir those who did not. In fact, in hlrty of the cases not complaining of ndigestlon there were no abdominal ymptoms of any kind for weeks or months, and the only reason for suspecting cancer was the age of the patient; past 40 years of age. And of the cases with indigestion there were ten who had not had their indigestion or serious Illness in nine or more years. Now if there is not indigestion or abdominal distress, how are you to know if you or a member of your family are suffering from cancer of the stomach? The early symptoms are not alike in all cases, but usually they are low of appetite, loss of weight, loss of strength and loss of color. Added to these there is often some distress which way appear to be in the oeso- phagus—the tube that carries food down to the stomach—in the stomach itself, in the first part of small intestine adjoining the stomach on the right side of the body, or in. tha part of the large ntestins that runs from the right side of the body to the left, below liver and stomach. So if you are middle-aged, are feel- Ing "poorly," no appetite, no strength' losing your color,, you would be wise to consult your doctor. With a complete examination, including the X-ray, he la usually able to moke a definite diagnosis: Remember, cancer discovered early can be cured. There is no chance if you deluy matter* too lung. TAKING CHANCES. (London Huraodut.) A correspondent in a contemporary says he eats raw onions just as if they were apples. Some people don't mind leading lonely lives. ABE MARTIN eURRENT^OMMENTS A hero, landing in New York now, might find a shortage of ..ticker tape. —Toledo Blade. The Carnegie foundation appears to be expert in kicking old football around — Oakland Tribune. Big bootleggers are said to have lost fortunes in the market, fortunes possibly being a synonym for customer! —Dayton Daily News. That French premiership is a great opportunity for the fellow who doesn't care to buckle down to a steady Job. —Dayton Dally News. If fW amateur detective la a father the piano keys afford an excellent me! AkLn'V Bt r dy ot flnBW —Akron Beacon Journal, industry i a to be review- by the Farm board. If some recipes result there may be '- * "I dldn' realize what was up till our police dog -rushed In the house au' crawled under the bed," said Mrs Gab e Craw, in tellln 1 of her experience with burglars last night. ' Say what you please about Al Capone, he comes in mighty handy when ' ther'a no other news. y. co.> Indicating the strong hold which uie game has on the country, the f i« e v.f}?" made a football of tha tariff bill.-Seattle Daily Times. If they want to kill this movement to broadcast congressional sessions, i et .u hem try Jt on tha afternoon of «. football game.—Oakland Tribune. Family life in America Is menaced, says President Hlbben of Princeton. Thats splendid; we had thought it was almost extinct.—Huncie star. A Minneapolis boy learned to play the violin on an abandoned farm. To locate him now, look for an abandoned apartment house.—Rutland Dally Herald. ' The hundreds of new attachments for automobiles that come out each year will never do away with the old one put on by the sheriff's deputy.— Louisville Times. The fellow who "bits the line bard'' tsu'i near so likely to make a touchdown as the .fellow who finds a hole i» the line and shoots through.—San Bernardino Daily Sun. X * then, that we should think we know it all? . . Our self-assurance won't last, however. 1 For while the salesmen and exporters and Industrialist? are' turning the entire earth into . suburb of Detroit and Pittsburgh and Chicago, and putting Wall Street tags all the way from Cape Horn to Wrangell Island, the scientists are uncovering new mysteries to replace the old. A. citizen of Elizabethan England, watering Froblsher hunt .for a northwest passage, seeing Drake bring, fabulous islands, over unknown horizons, listening as Coronado tells of the seven cities of Cibola, could not help feeling the world to be a mlaacu- lous and mysterious place. But we have our miracles and mysteries, too. The test tube and th« telescope are spinning 1 romantic tale* as startling as any yarn, of an Elizabethan adventurer. One of these'day* we shall realize this and lose our cockiness—even If the Eskimos do have radios. • . , • .

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