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FOUR THE MORNING HERALD, HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND.. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1938. i PuMUhod «verr mornf Sunday by th* Herald I Company, 2fr SummH «• . Hagerstown. Maryland, C. NEILL BAYLOR... EDITOR -Foreign HepreienUUvii Burke. Kufpere and U»ho««'..'"°NEW yORK CHIOAuU Oraybar Bul'dine 203 N. Waba.h 420 Lexington Ave. AV«. 711 Glenn Bide- good for 24 hours. In bolting parlance, what this airplane rate amounts to Is that tho 'companies will gamble 20,000 to ono that a passenger on a commercial passenger air route will go to tho end of a four-hour flight unharmed. "Taxi?" Address all coramunlcatlpn» to The Morning Herald Editorial. Business or Circulation Depart- menls. not to Individuals. 8, E. PH1LMPS. General ManaffM O. & P. Phone IIH-106-100 Same numbers reach all departments. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation SUBSCRIPTION HATES (All Subscription Hates Payable In Advance.) Single Copy .: ...... .OJ One Month • *0 By Carrier 4.80 By Mail (Up to Fourth Zone) .. 4.60 Fourth, Fifth and Slsth Zones 7.00 Seventh and Eighth Zonei — Average Net Paid Circulation of Herald for November, 1937 t303 November, 1936 5!02 Gain Entered at the postofflce at Ha- fferstown as 2nd class m 12. 1896. matter Dec, Member of The Auoclntcd Pre»* The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In this paper and ' also to locai news published therein. Ail rights of republication of special dispatches are also reserved. Keeping Fit One of the most effective Avays of keeping fit throughout the winter months and of developing the powers of resistance to disease, according to Dr. H. H. Riley, Director of the State Department of Health, is through the habitual use of a well balanced diet. We are only beginning to realize, he said, the part the diet plays in the defense mechanism of the system. "In days gone by," he continued, "a certain Amount of III health was expected as a matter of course, dllrlng-the winter months. After a few months of snow and cold every one felt run down. This was probably due to the fact the winter diet had very little variety and costained few fresh or green foods. It was natural that by spring every one complained of that tired feeling and there was a great demand for spring tonics. Wonderful results were claimed for such tonics. Few of those wh.o used them realized that the Increased Vital- itf then enjoyed probably came from sunshine, new spring greens, and plenty of eggs and milk. "There is no excuse now for getting run-down in the winter because of the lack of a balanced diet. Vegetables and fruits are on the fresh market now all the year round, or'if we cannot get all of them fresh there are canned products which are an excellent substitute for fresh foods. Cod liver oil is available also to give us most of the benefits of sunshine. "The 1 dietary dangers to be especially guarded against in the winter are lack of iron which is necessary for blood building and lack of vitamins which are required for vigorous health and for resistance to disease. Foods that are rich in Iron are: Green leafy vegetables (such as kale, spinach, mustard greens, beat greens), lean meat, especially liver and kidney, egg-yolk, oysters, dried fruits, and •whole wheat grains. Foods that are especially rich In vitamins are: Milk, eggs, green leafy vegetables, fruits, whole grain cereals, and' o: gan meats (such as liver, kidneys, heart) and cod liver oil. Since one of the important vitamins, vitamin C, is easily destroyed by ordinary cooking it is wise to use some raw fruits or vegetables each day. "If these Iron and vitamin-containing foods are used liberally there will he no need for sulphur and molasses, nor for any other' special tonic in the spring." Europe Listens In . Here Is tho passage which Europeans deem the most interesting in President Roosevelt's annual message to Congress: "Disregard for treaty obligations seem to have followed the surface trend away from the democratic representative form of government. It would seem, therefore, that world peace through International agreements is most safe in the hands of democratic representative governments —or, In other words, peace is most s!6o greatly jeopardized in and by those nations where democracy has been discarded or has never developed. I have used the words 'surface trend,' for I still believe that civ- ilised man increasingly insists and In the long run will insist on gen- nie participation in his own government. Our people believe that over the years democracies of the world will survive; and democracy will be restored or established in those nations which today know it not. In that faith lies the future peace of mankind." Naturally, London and Paris like the President's comment very much indeed. And naturally, too, there are European capitals, such as Berlin and Rome, where Mr. Roosevelt's remarks are not liked at all. Berlin already has broken Into an "Inspired statement" asserting that the President's comment "can result, only in the opposite of appeasement and pacification" and that its tone is "aggressive." Perhaps the more rugged of our own President's very plain Intimation that American public opinion is more favorable to foreign democracies than to foreign dictatorships—and that the same public opinion holds the dictatorships largely responsible for the present disordered, stale of world affairs. We fall to see, however, where the staunchest of isolationists can find any "foreign entanglement" in Mr. Roosevelt's simple and accurate diagnosis of public opinion than for diplomacy; but spokesmen for the dictatorships have been considerably less diplomatic in their statements of national policy. But Mr. Roosevelt merely set forth an opinion and did not formulate a policy. If the dictatorships get all hot and bothered over a little plain talk such as this, what would they do or say if Mr. Roosevelt's kinsman, the late colonel, were alive, to give them a real dressing down? TODAY'S TALK By GEORGE MATTHEW ADAMS Author of "You Can;" "Just Among Friends" Wait And See Safety Of Air Travel Insurance companies are as realistic as they know how to be when they estimate accident hazards, and their premiums are a reasonable index of the safety of any given activity. It Is of interest, therefore, to learn how they appraise the safety of travel by airplane. Four companies have recently announced that for 25 cents they will insure an airplane passenger up to $5000 for four hours of flying. This Is about what ia • charged for equal coverage to pas- eengeru on trains and steamboats . Of other common carriers, except that where these modes of travel bi ire coiiocrned th'e protection la In the opinion of Ambassador HlrosI Saito, Americans are in for a happy surprise. When Japan makes known its terms of peace to China, he says In a current magazine article, these terms "will bo moderate and will demonstrate that Japan has no aggressive designs." If that is proved to be (he case Americans will, indeed, be surprised and not least by the circumstance that, for once, a spokesman of the Tokyo government had *aod Inck for many who dwell upon (.the planet Earth. According to Going After Fun People who keep working just to pile up mere money, usually find themselves facing a blind alley—all too late in life to turn back and start over at something that might have given them lots of fun! . A friend of mine pointed out a chap to me recently who is reputed to have made a great deal of money, but I learn that he boasts of the fact that he never reads a book, and that he has no time in which to play—or to have real fun. I studied him for quite some time. His face was drawn and he looked worried. He was probably thinking out some scheme to make more money, so that- he might smile at his wisdom in beating out his competitor in business. Well, I like fun thrown in. It aids me in handling problems and helps me to face the bill collector with better cheer! People who get fun out of life handle their debts and doubts with happier faces than those who spurn fun. If you don't get a deal of fun out of your work there is something the matter, either with you or your work. One or the other needs changing, or reconditioning. Closely confined faces grow sour early in life! We all need the freshness of the-open air, of the forest, the stream, 'the mountain path, and the healthy taste of the sea. We need the sunshine, and the spur that contest gives to the nerves in wholssame athletic tests. The President of the United States has several hobbies. He collects stamps, Christmas cards, and goes fishing and sailing—and he likes to swim. Perhaps these things are what helped to invent that famous smile of his. Presidents are put to terrible wear and tear. Only one Ex-President now lives to about half a dozen of Ex-President's wives! It doesn't matter much as to what sort of fun you seek, or enjoy. Just so it's fun. It's the process and the fact of attainment that count. ,. . The salt of life is fun! The Horoscope (Copyright, 1938, by the McClure Newspaper Syndicate) Wednesday, January 12, 1938 Again the stars seem to presage not been pulling the wool over our eyes. But in view of the large number of occasions since 19.11 when the honeyed words of Japanese statesmen have been belied by subsequent acts of cynical bad faith on the port of their military authorities, most of us will not give ourselves up to unrestrained rejoicing in advance. Homes For 2,000,000 According to the National Hous. ing Committee, 2,000,000 families need homes. The income oC the typical family in the boom year of 1920 is said to have been only $1700 Probably it is now. So that average family can't afford any large sum for rent. If some plan could bo evolved for building dwellings which those 2,000,000 families could afford, we should see the greatest boom In building that the country over knew. When tho business man finds his goods don't sell as they should, he hns his choice, whether lo reduce prices or hold tho goods until the people have more money. Thnt Is the chlco which tho build- Ing Industry has today, astrology bencfic aspects dominate today. It is n day in which the general trend of thought should be op- liinialic. Through whatever clouds appear on the commercial horizon there will be rays of prosperity. Employers and employes should benefit at this time when there is likely to be a broad recognition of human brotherhood and a desire to help the oppressed. This is an auspicious ruin under which to sign treaties or trade agreements. It is fortunate for those who change employers. Oreat financial problems will cause grave concern to many na- lions including the United States. Conservative bankers will find much to rouse, their alixicly. Under this rule of the stars shopping should be satisfactory, since bargains may bo 'expected and new fashions will be alluring. Resorts will gain unusual numbers of wiliter refugees this sen- son. The American desert will have a special lure. Women should nllonil to routine interests today. The wise Will prepare for coming demands upon Ihn family purse and for tho careful administration of the family budget. Persons Whoso hlrthdiUe it is have the augury of a year of prog* ress and prosperity. Widows will marry. Children born on this dny probably will be exceedingly bright and gifted. Mnny subjects of this sign are witty, but Inclined to be critical. Jnck London, writer, wns horn on this day 1S7G. Others who have celebrated it as a birthday include Robert Underwood Johnson, editor and writer, 1S53; Johann Heinrich Postalozzi, Swiss educator and philanthropist, 1746. PARKING METER CARDS IN USE "Instructions for Parking Meters" is the heading of little pink cards being placed on automobiles parked in the downtown section as a guide to motorists -who nse the meters. The police department has found the public most cooperative during the trial period and apparently sentiment is virtually 100 percent in favor of the meters, they say. The card explains that, the reason for the meters is to regulate traffic and turn over space at least once each hour allowing evSryone a chance to park. The meters are in effect from S a. ill. to 7 p. m., except Saturday, Iheii from S a. m. io !) p. m. No charge on Sundays or national holidays. The price is live cents for CO minutes and one cent for 12 minutes, tho card slates, and no person can use space for more than GO minutes at any ono lime. The insertion of a second nickel is unlawful. The card explains how to operate the meter, and also tho penalty for violation of the motor law. Indian population of the United Slates has boon increasing at. a rate exceeding 1 per cent por year for the last seven years, according to Ibe U. S. Department of the Interior. CLOTHE the ENTIRE FAMILY at a SAVING at the R. & G, Dep't Store Your FAMILY NAMES Their Origin and Meaning Barton is in tho "local class" of names ant! throughout various coun lies of England may be found some 37 parishes or places which bear it. The surname Barlon signifies, "Dweller at the barley grange or barn," and is derived from the Old English, "here," barley, and "Inn." enclosure. Tliis surname has its strongest representation in England, specially in Gloucestershire, Kent, Hampshire, and Lancashire, also in Sussex, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire. In the West of England Hie demesnes of a manor or any large homestead were called bar- tons. Bartan, and Barton arc other forms of this surname. One of the earlies members of the family in America was Thomas Barton (1730-37SO), who came about 1751 from Ireland to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he was pastor of St. .Tames Church for nearly twenty years. In 1753 lie married Esther Rittenhonse, granddaughter of William Rittenhonse, who came from Holland to Germantown, Pennsylvania, and built the first paper mill in America in 1600. Bartons prominent in America today are: Albert Olaus, editor, his- Dorian, Madison, Wisconsin; Arthur Tames, minister, publicist, Wilmington, North Carolina; Bruce, author, Xcw York City; Donald Clinton,; geologist, Houston, Texas; Francis; Brown, professor of Romance Languages at .the University of Minnesota; George, author and journalist Philadelphia, Pa.; George vloyd, Sr., educator, Niagara .Kails, New York; -lames Levi, clergyman, BrooUline. Massachusetts; Loren Roberta, artist, New v ork City; Walter Elbert, lawyer, Washington, C.; William Edward, judge, FFonston, Missouri. The arms shown above are Ascribed to Edward Hittenhouse Barton of Englcwood, New Jersey, -ho was born at College Point, ^ong Island, July 24, 3847. The motto "Crcscit sub pondore virius', 1 5 translated: "Virtue thrives under ppreasion." Watch this column dally for th* anmen, tonts-of-arnis or other tnnlR- nln of your direct ancestors who <lurlr>R tho pnst hundred vonrn hava probnhly hnd sixteen different The Bowie collection of small firearms on exhibit at Fort McHenry National Park, Baltimore, Md., Is ruled as tho finest small firearms collection extant. Cook Fast Cook Better Save Money \ B UY AN Electric RANGE THE ONCE OVER By H. I. PHILLIPS (Copyright, 1938, by The Associated Newspapers) Ga-Ga Ballads ("Congressmen nay depression is a business plot."—News item.) I love to see my profits drop And watch my business go; How grand to have to close my shop- It hurts tho Now Deal so! I like to see my Income crash— E love a business jar; [ crave the loss of heavy cash- It hampers F. D. R.! To ruin me, ah, that's MY aim! suicide's such fun When it is done to put the blame Right up to Washington. When customers in panic flee :t cheers my very soul; I just "go broke to put, you see, tfy country in a hole! When all is idle day and night And I am low and fiat 'm satisfied for it will spite Some great big Democrat! f I make motor cars, I just lefuse to turn out more And try my darudest to go "hnst" ?o make the Jacksons sore. f I sell stuff like brass or steel cry, "No selling done!" 7 he stockholders all like to feel We're just in trade for fun. So, let me to deep ruin slide, I welcome any plight . . . How lovely, boys, is suicide If merely done for spite! SOLVING A PUZZLE The New York Aquarium experts are still puzzled by a now fish that is the same at each end and can swim ahead or in reverse with equal speed. In fact it is impossible to tell when it is in reverse and vice Versa. Our advice is to forget it and Just assume it- is a Congressman who has overdietecl and lost his hat. Women will wear topless bafhing suits by 10'iO, a beauty culture ex- pert predicts. That's allowing three long years to get rid of a bandana handkerchief. They may get stock market regulation pretty soon to a point Where no investor will be allowed to enter unless accompanied by his parents. POINT OF VIEW "Antiques For Sale Here" the sign quite clearly said; I went in the old house to buy a cherry bed; What do you suppose I discovered there instead?— Trapezoids in chromium upholstered all in red, Everything was modern but through a door ajar I spied a corner cupboard that nothing much could mar; All smiles, the owner jolted me and sent me under par; "I'm selling it," she told me, "to buy a streamlined bar!" Marie Elise Robinson. All a man has to have to feel fairly secure these days is a gas mask, a good lawyer, a life-preserver and plenty of burglar alarms. Millions Are Fighting That Tired Feeling Some people are always tired, no matter how much sleep they get. Often they are just suffering from constipation. For early fatigue, mental dullness, sleeplessness, sour stomach and its resultant bad breath, mental de- S 'ession, the aggravation of most skin emishes, can all be caused by it. So keep regular. And if you need to assist Nature, use Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets. ^This gentle laxative can help bring relief. Extremely important, too, is the mild stimulation it gives the flow of biie from the Jiver, without the discomfort of drastic, irritating drugs. That's why millions are sold yearly. All druggists, 15|<, 30<!, 60ji. FALSE ALARM Frederick, 'Mel., Jan. 11, (f). — This la a story of: 1. A bath tub of steaming hot water; 2.. An open window through which steam poured iu clouds; 3. A neighbor who mistook !t tor smoke and called firemen; 4. Four fire trucks which responded; 5. Firemen who got directions mixed and went to the wrong street. Grand Sore Throat and Cough Medicine Don't waste time and take chances on old-fashioned or surface' remedies that give only part relief. If you have a sore throat or cough due to cold, you need real medicine.- Take Thoxine, the famous throat and cough medicine that so many families are now usmg. The very first swallow starts relief, soreness is soothed, usually in a few minutes you can swallow without pain. And those annoying coughs due to an irritated throat or cold often stop at once, like magic. It also acts internally to hslp stimulate throat secretions and loosen phlegm. Your doctor will approve the ingredients, all are listed on the carton. Wonderful for children, too. Buy Thoxine, 35c, 60c, $1.00. All Druggists. "BUTTER TOASTED NUTS" Toasted Fresh Every Day They Taste Different A Trial Will Convince You Cauffman's Cut Rate Store 30 E. WdHhinKton St. BETTER MEALS Quicker — Easter And at Lower Costa With Kelvinator Electric Ranges Bohman-Warne, Inc. Phones 84-85 16 Summit Ave. Tempfe Bsi/ey CHAPTER 51 AS THE pneumonia held me in its clutch I drifted away from | realities into a world which had [to do with appalling heights which I could never scale—a world in which a thousand Christmas candles burned with a heat which 'consumed me, a world in which iMimi with her frightened eyes re- j ceded, and two women in white took her place. Nurses! They did for me the things that Mimi had not known how to do. Made me unspeakably comfortable with their expertness. There were doctors, too, besides i the one. who looked after the sick 'of our community. These visiting doctors were rather dominant and splendid, and the nurses jumped at a word from them. They listened to my breathing with tubes which they stuck in their ears; they tapped my chest and back with expert fingers, to catch the dull echoes from my congested lungs. It seemed to me that with the coming of these doctors and nurses everything in the house had changed. There was an air of luxury—conveniences for the sickroom magically appeared—when the door of the living room opened, it glowed with a new brightness. Mimi drifting in and out wore some of her silken negligee. It was all puzzling, and I did not try to solve the puzzle. These things were, perhaps, but a part of my dream, and I should Wake to find squalor and ugliness still about me. It was at this time that I lost the nurses, lost the doctors, lost Mimi, lost all consciousness of the room I was in, the rooms beyond, and the mountains that encompassed us. I seemed to wander on the shores of a vast blue sheet of water, shouting desperately to the skies, "Father!" And when I had shouted until I was hoarse, and was too tired to struggle on, suddenly my father answered, "Jerry, my son." Of course, it was only a dream, but it quieted me. I leaned on his strength as I had leaned as a boy. 1 seemed to hear his voice saying the simple prayers, the lovely grace. He seemed, too, to talk to Mimi. Yet I knew they had never met— that what I heard were phantom conversations. "I wrote to Olga—and she sent me the money ..." Had I dreamed that? Oh, I must have dreamed it. And again: "If there Is a God, why doesn't He let Jerry and me be happy?" And that long talk which scorned to drift in from the other room out of a long silence. "He was* always a fanciful child, Mimi." "I thought he lied to me." "His mother thought that, too, in his early years. His imagination embroidered everything." "Well, I blamed him." "It hurt him as much as you." "How do you mean?" "All his castles tumbled. There was only you left, Mlml." "And I failed him." "Do you think you did 7" "Yos. I stayed because 1 was ashamed to go back." . "Yet, yqu do love him,?" "I know It now. Oh, ho was such n durllng, always. Trying to fit mo Into this life when ho wanted me, more than anything, to be a princess in a castle. Don't you see that was "the trouble? knew he wanted the castle and the princess in it. And I couldn't be that, not up here. So I shut him out of my life " Her voice died away in a whisper. I was aware of the nurse coming in. I opened my eyes and said, "I have been dreaming." She had a pleasant throaty laugh. "I 'Should say you had waked up while I was gone." She laid a finger on my pulse, smoothed my pillow, went to the door and said, "He is conscious. Do you want to come in?" And there was my father, no longer a figure of fantasy, but in the flesh, and he was saying, "Jerry, my dear son " And Mimi was on her knees beside the bed. "Oh, Jerry, you peach—to come back like this—I thought you had drifted away from me forever." One day I said to Mimi, "Did you really ask Olga for money? Or did I dream it?" "I did. She wrote a note to you on Christmas day, Jerry, and sent back the doll, and I read the note because I thought it might need answer. Would you like to have me read'it to you now?" She brought it, presently, to my bedside. "My dear Jerry," Olga said, "I want Mimi to have the ;loll, and I don't want you to pay for it. I wish we might all be friends. I am going to be married soon, and I think I have never had quite this kind of happiness before. It makes me want to reach out and take the hand of everyone I have seemed to harm, or who has been my enemy." "May the New Year bring you your heart's desire, Jerry, as I am sure it is bringing mine, and will you give my love to Mimi? Per- laps, she doesn't want it, but I'll send it just the same, and if there s anything I can ever do for either of you, let me know." Mimi laid down the letter. "It came on Christmas morning, Jerry, when everything was dreadful. A blizzard was raging, and .he doctor said you ought to have nurses, and I was almost frantic. Then one of the men brought th'c mail and Olga's letter was in it, and the doll. And somehow, as I read the note, I began to feel that Dlga meant what she said. That she really wanted to help. So I iust sat clown and wrote to her— ind I told her the truth. All about low things are here." "My dear girl " "It had to-be the truth, Jerry, or nothing. I simply couldn't accept hlngs under false pretenses. And iride doesn't amount to much vhen death stares us in the face. Do you know, Jerry, that in a way I was glad to 1 tell her? It was ike drawing a long free breath after being- In a stifled room." There was a radiance about her which was like that of the old lays. Oh, Jerry, Jerry," she said, "if I had only faced the truth before." If we had both faced It," I said. She curled her fingers about mine. "Well, all that's over now, sn't It? And we'll start straight." But , we didn't start straight. For what she said after a moment's -silence altered the whole aspect of things for me. 'You see, Jerry, there was no one else I could, auk. Mother was n Florida with Aunt Bernlcc, and : couldn't have told her anyhow. : mutated that It must bo a loan. I I thought when you were well that we might pay it back " Dense blackness seemed to engulf me. How could I pay anything? Once more my worries weighed me down. I heard Mimi saying, anxiously, "Oh, I'm afraid I've talked too much." I managed to smile at her. "Not a bit, my dearest But I'll try to sleep." I couldn't sleep, however. Questions of ways and means beat against my brain. I must, of course, sell the ranch. And why not? It had brought me nothing but poverty, humiliation, unhappiness. Mimi and I would seek some other field. I was not, it seemed, ever again to play the part of hero on the stage of life. My leg would mend, but not for me would be the glory of war. Four manuscripts had come back to me during my illness. I had made Mimi tell me, although she had tried to hide the truth. So, what was I after all? Neither warrior bold, nor budding genius. I was simply a sick boy, who, with eyes fixed on the stars, d lost the road. The way seemed very dark before me, and in the darkness I found myself whispering, "Give me courage. God, give me strength—" and strength seemed to flow into me before I slept. The next day I talked the' situation over with my father. "I want to sell the ranch." "Why think about it now, Jerry ? Wait until you are well." "I must think about it Mimi and I can't stay here. I can't work, and I can't afford to hire Ha.yes." "I can work," my father said, 'and I can stay on. I am not needed at home." "What about your church?" "They ought to have a younger man. They do not know it, but mf absence will give them a chance to find out." "And you are willing to let go so easily?" "It will not be easy. But it may be best. My people are loyal, but my day mil soon be over, and I'd rather leave them while they love me." He was as strong and steadfast as a fine old oak. I envied him and said so. "I wish I could face life as you do, father." He smiled down at me. "We earn to face things as the years jo on." "Yet, you don't seem to be unhappy." "We are never really unhappy f we stop thinking of happiness as the goal." "What is the goal?" "Tho happiness of others." I was Impatient at that and told him so. "I mean to have happiness for myself." I cannot tell how much, In tho days that followed, my inaction 'retted me. As soon as I could sit ip the nurses went away. Dora lid the , housework. Timothy played the part of valet, fetching uul carrying for me, tirelessly. Mlml and my father went down each morning, to look after the affairs of the farm.' They were a >lcturcsque pair, for my father md doffed his black coat and was n corduroy, with a fur jacket and a ;ur cap that covered his cars. Mlml, too, wore riding clothes. She seemed eternally busy and my father gang her praises. (To Bo Contlnu"'"

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