Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on March 22, 1948 · Page 11
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Oakland, California
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Monday, March 22, 1948
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ThwJltJ HONEYBELLE Hear Honeybelie Over KLX at 7:00 This Evening By Andrew Spraguej t rpr nrL-L..- V in i lie x? iuhhc JIM w m " ' rr -i i 'By JACK BURROUGHS It is said by certain learned authorities on mythology that Hygeia, goddess:of health, flew over Silver Bow County, Montana, on November 6, 1899, on her way home to Corinth from a highly successful physical training inspection tour of the WestGoast of the United States. ' v :. And thd story goes that as she was soaring over the Great Divide she chanced to look down, and saw, clinging to a craggy pxpi nign aDove xim- berime, a tagged, nan-irozen -trk with an unusually large b idle on the ground in front r f him. ... " T divinity, though impervious tn?l to cld and weariness, un-Ve: stood ar d sympathized with $6 weakr esses in lesser being. At ionce, therefore, she altered her r.e rial" course, swooped down in a jrraceful arc. and fetched up on the r xrky emine ace beside -the unhappy trmger of babies. j' s soon as the numb, wing-weiry storl sensed the life-giving presence near him on the moon-. un lop, he straightened up flapped his wings In an access of energy and well-being, and prepared to resume .his burdensome flight. dut the hygienic goddess gently restrained him.. Curious deity! that she1 was, she must : needs steal a quick look at the contents of the myisterious bundle. : jNamV of Zeus Teleios!" she wMspered. "It is an infant Hercules ca ms way xo earin. But ne is as cA'jd as Parnassus in midwinter and as fcSue as the waters of the Aegean Sea." : i vyVith these words she turned him r.vtr and spanked , him smartly, whereupon his comilexion changed tj a healthy apple red. ker . attention to o the bundle. She next turned th tag ' attached wtiich she, being ntortai, was able to cut difficulty:. To be delivered ft polyglot im construe wjth- 6 Mr. and: Mrs. Lewis Mancel ,Lavfr Butte, Mon tgr.a" ;By this time the stork's linpa-tience had risen alrics to hysteria. and Hygeia, moved ef devotion to duty, suffered him tf pick up his bund the last leg of his ney. .' She watched him until he was Jost to view, and up her classic version of what is opened up towns and cities along me rauroaa s ngnt-of-way. rom the time Ray ; was eight years ow until he was 13, he lived ! in Roundup, Musselshell County. me ivvj census lists Roundup as having a population of 2644. Roundup was and still Is a great eattle shipping center. When Ray and his parent established their residence there, the place had a decidedly Wild West atmosphere. A favorite pastime ef the cow waddles ;. who converged upon Roundup from all points of the compass was "shoo tin' up the town." In those days the popula-tion lived In tents. Ray's father built the first house in Roundup and the Law family occupied it for several years. In 1912, when Ray was 13 years old,, the family moved to Salt Lake City where Ray's father opened another floral "company. Ray finished high- school in Salt Lake and then entered the University of Utah. He went into the Army during World War L but as he expresses it, he was "just old enough to get in at the tail end of the fracas." It was following his demobilization, at Fort Douglas, Utah, while Ray was undergoing the ordeal of readjustment to civilian life, that he conceived the idea of dramatizing health education among school children by entertaining them with lectures in the role of health clown. Hia pioneering venture into this field was made under the auspices of the Utah Public Health Association. Tomorrow: Lucky Whirlwind Our Streets TODAY'S MY BIRTHDAY by .this display e and depart on hazardous jour- then, hitching as tne New in a bee line jeurrently known Look, she took of: for Peloponnesos. ! Montana mytholckists to this day maintain that this I account is true in every detail, umd they point tri umphantly to certain I events that have occurred 1V the I past 40-odd years as definite-proof that one who has been spanked. by I the goddess jHygeia must follow forever after in her train. j Montana obstetricians and .or ritholcsists, on the ; other hand, bush -it down as an old savants' tale, insisting that the stork is a .nuch overrated bird and that Hygeia never existed. However that may be, the fact regains .that on November 6, 1893, Bay L. Law' was born in Butte, Montana, and , crept,' crawled, toddled and eventually strode in the wake of Hygeiav goddess of health. And good health has been his goal -ever since, not. only :for himself, but for others. ' Law, who now makes his home In Oakland, and who is secretary -treasurer of the Northern Call-fornia Judo Association, tells me he has two ambitions. One Is to help keep as many people, as possible, children especially, strong and healthy. The other is to live 100 years, 55 days and 15 minutes. That extra quarter of an hour on New Year's morning in the year 2000, will, if this ambition Is satis-' fied, make it possible for him to say, with his last breath, that he has lived in 'three . centuries 55 days in the. 19th, all of the 20th and 15 minutes in the 21st. Ray has appeared before countless audiences of school children as H amply Dumpty the health clown, and in other colorful roles. He fig-i ures in a t if the kids could vote, he could make a successful "Humpty Dumpty for President" tour of the country on a "drink-milk - and -brush-your-teeth" platform. But let's go back to Butte, Montana, where the stork left Ray Law 48 years ago, and follow, his amaz ing career from that point onward. Ray's father was ihead of the Butte Floral Company, and operated what his rivals ; are said to have conceded was 'the biggest greenhouse and floral concern in Montana. In 1907 or j thereabouts, the elder Law became special town-site agent for the Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul Railroad. He MONDAY, MARCH 22 Loretta Bailey, 2 years. Diana Cook, 7 years. Phyllis Cook. 8 years. Barbara Hodgers, 9 years. Clyde Redding, 9 years. Challis Turner, 9 years; Gayle Benenti, 10 years. Lorna Gillespie, 10 years. Ginger Coragliotti, 11 years. Elizabeth Davy, 12 years. Barbara Pearson, 13 years. Edward Kumagai, 15 years. Harold Elliott, IS years. Gentlemen prefer blonds! Yes, but why? Despite the fact that brunets are quicker and slicker and proner to dicker, their sisters of the mazie locks seem to have the inner track. This has always been a mystery until university research reveals that blonds have a high scientific value to the scientist Blonds are the minlfis of the laboratoriesthe chinchillas of re search. Their fine, golden fronds are invaluable for delicate instru ments such as hydrographs that re cord , weather changes. The brunet hairs, say scientists, are far too coarse. The blond has "finer" diam eter and hence she stands alone in her laboratory aspects, no matter what her social value. For instance, the average hair of a blond runs 500 to the linear inch This count decreases almost in pro portion to the tint of the hair. The smallest count goes to black hair Chinese black, to be exact, which runs only 120 to the inch. Indian hair is even coarser. The reason for blond hair being finer has not yet been found, but it is believed to be due to areas of pigment Blonds have plenty of pig ment nd sometimes their blond-! ness is due to the oxidation of this pigment' 4 natural process which somewhat resembles the "chemicalization" of beauty shops. But this oxidation seems to affect the number of hairs to the square inch. Scandinavian tow-heads have the finest hair known. It is also the most luxurious. Their hair is valuable to weathermen because it absorbs moisture rapidly and hence stretches or contracts readily. As such it is invaluable in weather work. Thus gentlemen prefer blonds because a blond can always tell when it is going to rain. So when you see a blond carrying an umbrella run for cover. You are in for a downpour! By EARLE ENN1S Monday; March 22, 1948 11 LETS EXPLORE YOUR MIND By DR. ALBERT C WIGGAM ggpsas A MAN, CAM eUB TELL WWV? INIICATE YOU ARE A NEUROTIC? MOD My Word r. V -By EARLE ENSIS Did ou d tit .notice how, all over the world, the same things hapj&i i the news on the sarne date? There'll b murder in Chicago' arid the " same day thereH.be rnurden ' in different pcCrtS of the' country. Or news of a rail wreck will come overwind the same day from Italy or Germany -thereH be other? wrecks. So it was on March 32, 1923-t was aTday of frak happenings. . . . Sausage maketi in Germany. went on strike ojth1 day and j home with them the night before" it was predictedhat the worst not ney . ;uL t ' - tBstomshed as she was. 3. DO PEOPLE VJOCK MAPPER TO FIND REASON TO JUSTIFY THEIR BEHAVIOR, THAN TO FIND WAV5TO IMPROVE IT? VffD NOD Roily Langley A. S. Head seems to have used his last name in outsmarting the birds: "The birds were specially vicious on the peas and lettuce. I finally put cheesecloth covers on some and then sprinkled pepper on them. The birds didn't appreciate that and now1 leave them alone." I'd never heard of using pepper as a bird repellant before, but then there are lots of things to oe neara ox. mats why there s a perpetual mvitation ex tended lor letters from read ANSWER TO QUESTION NO. 1 No. If she likes him a little, she does not care to; if she likes him a lot she does not try to. Even if she does try to tell why, she will likely be wrong. She may think she likes him for his broad shoulders, good manners etc., when the real reason may be that he is like her father or uncle or brother whom she has admired and loved since childhood ANSWER TO QUESTION-NO. Z No. Every one day-dreams to some extent. It is our effort to shut out the cold, hard world, and live for a moment in a world of fancy, where we have a lot of money, or are doing some heroic deed, or hav ing a romantic love affair. The difference is that the neurotic overdoes this and tries to make this world of fantasy his real world. ers. in tne past month there have been thousands of them. For a few days, let's take ex cerpts, just to give you an idea of what goes in other people's gardens. HEDGE PLANTING Max A. Schmidt says he's making his vegetable garden "in four or five raised beds f our f -t wide by 20 feet long. The soil is held in by 1x12 inch planks. There's an idea for containing the garden in neat form. Paint the planks green or brown, both to preserve them and to avoid that "raw" look in the back yard Richard Roche, a newcomer who has "a hard time telling which is weeds and which isn't" wants to know if it's safe to plant near a privet hedge . . . The privet is a voracious feeder, and already the soil is poor in plant food. This should be replenished, and then if the roots are cut with down thrusts of a spade, you may get things to grow satisfactorily up to within five feet of the hedge. However, the roots will soon-grow out again, unless you work the spade every couple of weeks. BLIGHT A BANE Mrs. A. E. Miflgley of PA wants a vegetable garden, and grows one, but on a limited scale. "Gee, how I wish I had-more space to grow vegetables, but my yard is so pretty with cacti, rocks and pooi. don't want to. give up anything. Some people build fences and then put ledge containers on tne lences. They train as much as possible on ooles. and thus grow more in a three dimensional garden. Our booklet "The New and Easy Way to. Conquer Bad Habits," tells how to overcome day-dreaming and Improve concentration. Sent at cost 15 cents. Enclose stamped, addressed return envelope. By RANK COLBY Overheard on a bus: ". . . and they rushed him to the hospital with a bursted appendix." The verb burst Is the same in both the present and past tense: It will burst; it has burst a burst appendix, etc. Now in very informal speech the word bust often occurs; the past par- Jticiple and past tenie is busted, as: He was busted (reduced in ran to private) for going a.w.o.L We must guard against boom and bust he said This hand is a bust (bridge) He busted out (of college) during his( freshman year. He won first prize in bronco busting. I'd lend you the; money, but I'm busted. j The dictionaries list such expres sions as slang. However, they have been in the language for so long a time, and. are now so commonly used, that I feel that bust noun and ;verb. in the above meanings has become an American idiom that eventually will come to be quite re- jspectable. Meantime, however, I 'should not use the word in sarious jor formal speech or writing. Be on guard against an erroneous final t" sound in such words as wish, once, across, as: Tve told you oncet and for all that I wisht you wouldn't go accrost the street" Such speech is careless and dialectal and places one in a bad light. Overheard on a radio cornmenta- tion: "He is smarting under the ig NOM-i-nee of being dismissed from office. The word ignominy ("dis grace: dishonor) was used correctly. -were ac r i was yet to co, ,le. Bavarian .Z " il -Jrv up, but they could offer no explanation of the mystery. But the? did get an animal ambulance anr six men worked five hours am finally got the animal down thr front steps and on his 5eet in tht front yard. Then they went iwi cheese makers sffucj: the same day' when the cemtferry wanted to pay them off in ches.- n Scotland a man fell off cliff and killed a cow pastured flow him. In Switzerland a mai Jrolled down a hill and burst into fis own kitchen' where a stranger was kissing his, and Mrs. Casey stabled the horse ir. wife. But he coultri t do anything a rear shed. because his legs re broken. ANSWER TO QUESTION NO. 3 Yes. The late psychologist John but the pronunciation has a frac J. B. Morgan said, "You should never say to yourself, 'How can I find good excuses for my behavior?' but 'How can I improve it?'" Suppose you try this for one week and see what wonders it works. Your folks will think you are getting queer but don't let that stop you. " Address all letters to Dr. Albert E. Wiggam, The Tribune, P.O. Box 509, Oakland 4, California. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelops. tured vertebra. Ignominy has only one accent and it falls on the first syllable, thus: IG-nnh-min-ee. On the same commentation the word machination ("a crafty scheme; an evil plot") was mispronounced "MASH-i-NAY'shun." Better rhyme the first syllable with "back,1 lack," thus: MACK-i-NAY'shun. "The average person who marries doesn't know the A B C of matri mony," asserts a sociologist And no one ever learns the X of it In India a workman heard a scratching in the wall and tore , it. down. Het fourtd a nest . of snakes. In London "a workman tore down a walj-r-and found a leather sack eevitairing 209 guineas. In Italy i , peasant awoke too warm and f onA a vleano bubbling througlvhis floor. In Oakland a imuatpke too warm and found his ho( had horned, all but -the bedrefWi, and he had to flee in his nig! Mhirt This being a daj :oi freak occurences, we feel we light to mention Mrs. Casey's horse! We call it Mrs. Casey's horse beca1 Ife nobody ever came forward to c fcim . it and Mrs. Just when the hof came to her was in doubt tut T ES.Caseythinks it was sometime t fing the night Now, understand, i Its. Casey lived in one of those old! kshioned houses that had been buil tip over a high basement so the h had to climb her front steps to fet in. " ' ft? Sometime daring the night Mrs. - Casey, whe slepL-'cpstalrs, "heard ' a clumping dowpjlow. As she " rented rooms to boarders, she thought nothing ii except that some boarder hal j been drinking more than usuxLlI But when she started her day as usual at 6 'clock and camei Sswnstairs, she found the front qfi4wide open. And then she '', rent into the kitchen and tone the . horse. 5 He was a tall tMj ''with a Roman nose and he was n anching' a package of oats he h A: found on the sneit , "Well, for the lc of Mike!" said Mrs. Casey. "A.havfeT She woke up" "hef- boarders. Did they remember brtjging a "harse" That's all there was to it Mrs. Casey kept the horse for a month r two and finally sold It ' Bat the whole neighborhood was ner-vena. Many a 'woman lay awake at nirht and when her husband stumbled cpstairs at midnight covered p ner head and quaked for fear he would turn out to be a "harse." On this day a cat fell down well! Cats have spoiled drinking water for years by doing this and seem to take a sardonic delight in it Only this time when Mr. Means attempted to rescue the cat which clung to a board and howled dismally be too fell in with a loud splash. Mr. Means augmented the . cat by yelling. First the cat then Mr. Means a duet of "Help!" So Mrs. Means got up. put on a wrap per, got a lamp and peered down the wen. Shortly a bunch ef men let ' down a basket and pulled the eat to safety. Then they let the rope down again and got Means out Mr. Means caught cold and was in bed for a week. The eat licked itself all over and was at the back door for it breakfast as usual, bright and early. The moral of this tale? Wen. why go into it? Only a cat would understand it The last freak happening of the day: Sam Petersen hung his wash off the edge of an ark on which he lived and then fell in trying to pin up a pair of wet slacks, and had to swim to shore," while the tide carried' off the slacks. Oh, well, there are days like this one, occasionally and all a man can, do is look at the moon and expectorate over his left shoulder. NAPOLEON By Clifford McBride If I ran the names of all those who report blight on their tomatoes last year, we could fiU the entire paper for a couple of days. There U'io cure for blight Healthy vigorous plants, regularly sprayed or dusted to control pests carrying virus diseases, are the best bet to avoid blight losses. Bjarne C Dahl of Los Altos re ports: "I grew strongtop carrots as usual in a trench of sandy loam with plenty of compost They turned out to be the finest ever . . . Last summer I had a mo6t successful garden , , , planted everything in the catalog. I had put down and plowed under 18 cubic yards of cow manure (and it certainly paid dividends.) I intend to plant everything in March. Early planting saves on the water bills, and I also get a good crop before the hot weather sets in." R. TX Evans, recently retired after 28 years in the Army, shows all the earmarks of a real greenthumber. From the way he writes, I can predict years of successful gardens . . . He's putting into practice the suggestions on .preconditioning of the soil. . . PLANTING TIME Mrs. Carl Hannaford asks if it's too soon to transplant petunias and snapdragons. I think in most areas, we're pretty well through with the frost and it should be safe for petunias. Snapdragons are fairly hardy to cold, weather any way. aits. a. w. icusseu asm for a "teeny" paragraph on garden peas. There's stUl time to plant them. Plant the bush type in double rows, with a two-foot width of poultry netting staked upright between them for support If they are held up this way off the ground, the lower leaves have a better chance of producing plant food for -the rest of the plant Dust peas with a combination multi-purpose dust con taining nicotine and sulphur. This win discourage aphlds and mildew, two of the worst pests on peas. Peas .need considerable fertiliza tion to'produce the maximum crop. Nitrogen, phosphates and potash are all readily used, pay dividends to commercial growers who use them freely. Mrs. J. Peninglan of S.P-A. writes 1 make a little ditch about five inches deep and plant vegetable seed in the bottom. As the plants grow, I pull the soil in around them, leaving it so there is space to irri gate without making another ditch. I plant my garden about two weeks after my neighbors and I have beans when they do." Get an idea? , o o o or? irfcSw milk n E::i.-W:-SiK ASOBitkt. . : . :---'i ; ' ,'5 i m0 gf"' 1111 " '"N. 9 ' ' xA. - -r .T CStS :' t Lucerne Grade A is richer milk, guaranteed to have more butterfat than the California standard. Yet it costs less because you get it at your Safeway store and save home delivery charge. Thus Lucerne gives you far more food valueand at lower cost You get a real bonus in every quart of Incerne Milk. Because Lucerne contains much more butterfat than the State requires for Grade A milk. Thafs why Incerne always tastes, so rich and creamy... why itfs so delightful to drink. Yes, it tastes richer because it is richer. YouH notice roniething else, too, the first time you taste Lucerne its extra high cream content is perfectly blended. Thanks to homogenization, it never tastes "flat" or "thin". From tht top of J wfl V I I. 1 1 the carton to the bottom, every crop iscreamea., Lucerne comes to you always country fresh. V . j And it comes in sanitary one-trip cartons that I f enter only your home. They're more convenient i U posit, bottle washing and bottle return. Yet this fine r"ilV actually costs less, becausr you buy it at your Safeway store and save home delivery charge. So why take less than Lucerne? Start using riSher Lucerne now! ii rcnnT IWI YUHJi v.;. a ncner miiK line lucerne is today's standout value ifood As a source of some of the health values our bodies need most. Lucerne ' Milk is hard to equal among foods. For example, single quart of Lucerne supplies: - 85 much EitlSI es f IJS Jh Mm it I II t - 'It 1 eserackPionmesH slkrs of whrtt bread e$ modi tlOfuns 2Vj pounds of beef ' es nock Caiciui 05 21 oronsK And here'a what the U.S. Depart-anent of Agriculture says about pure, rich milk like Lucerne: "Milk does more for the body than any other food and does ft more cheaply. At' EWAY Richer Milk thatscosts less JpS m 1 1 -'4 .i . , . . . . .. v H

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