The North Adams Transcript from North Adams, Massachusetts on June 23, 1933 · Page 14
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The North Adams Transcript from North Adams, Massachusetts · Page 14

North Adams, Massachusetts
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Friday, June 23, 1933
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FAOB ntm in AUAHB CVKNINU TKANBUNirr. rnn>Ar. JUNK «, itu Bedtime Story by Thomson W. Burgess c/r Comes Oat. Mother love to often blind, And f»U« to make a baby mind. —Mother Bear. Mother Bear Isn't that kind of a toother. She Is a good mother In every way. She keeps a watchful eye on her babies, to see that no harm comes to Itiem, and she sees to It that they have the choicest bits of food, but she isn't blind to their faults and doesn't •poll them as Is so often the case with mothers. She makes them mind and Che begins when they are still very •nail. "The child who doesn't mind when little will not mind when older and • In for a lot of trouble," says Moth- Jr Bear. "The flret and most Important lesson In life Is the necessity of minding. No young Bear is fitted to go out into the Great World who hisn't learned to mind." This year Mother Bear had but one taby. Her last babies had been twins, •cd » lively pair they were. What mischief one didn't think of the other did Many a spanking they had had, but when at last they started out in the Qrat World /or themselves they knew the things that every young Bear should know, and It was largely because they had been made to mind Jrithout asking questions. But while they were little they had worn Moth- fer Bear's patience almost out. "Twins are wonderful, but they are more than twice as hard to bring up as one, for when one gets into trouble the other Is almost sure to do likewise, and what one doesn't think of the other )s certain to," Mother Bear used to grumble. But this year, with only one to look after, she looked forward to an easy time. All through the late winter months and early spring Betty Bear, for that was the wee cub's name, lived with her mother In a den under n groat windfall. When she WBS born she was tiny and helpless, Just like so many other babies. She was forty days old before she opened her eyw for the nrst time, and then it was In darkness, for no light got down there. 80 she spent lier time eating and peeping and growing, snuggled up •gainst her big mother's warm black coat. Arid Mother Bear, who slept much of the time, for this was the season of the long winter sleep of the Bear folk, would waken now and then to fondle wee Betty, as mothers will, and mnke sure that she was all right. Then at last came spring, and Mother Bear awoke and went out to we If she could yet flnd anything to eat, for she had not eaten since the beginning of winter, when she had made that snug den under the wind- Tall and gone Into It for the long sleep. By this time Betty Bear was a fat, rolly-polly baby, who had dlscov- And there Mother Bear found her ered what her legs were for, and had begun first to climb over her mother, and then to stand on her feet, and finally to walk about and explore the den. The first time Mother Bear went out she did not go far, nor did she stay long. She left Betty Bear asleep. The second time out she was gone longer, and Betty awoke. Of course, she missed Mother Bear at once and began to whimper and whine, for she didn't understand It, and was lonesome and afraid. Mother Bear heard her and returned at once, and it was then that Betty had her first lesson. Mother told her to stop her whining, and when she didn't she received a sharp cuff from a big paw. It surprised her more than It hurt,, surprised her so that she stopped her Whimpering. The next day when Mother Bear] went out Betty was awake and wanted to go, too, but Mother Bear said no, and by the way she said It In her deep, rumbly-grumbly voice Betty knew that she meant no. When mother returned Betty was whimper- Ing again, and again she felt that big paw. She couldn't understand why she shouldn't cry If she wanted to, but she soon learned that It wasn't the thing to do, and when she had learned this Mother Bear felt! easier In her mind when she left the little cub. Always when she started out she warned Betty Bear not to so; much as peek outside, and of course then there was nothing Betty Bear so wanted to do. And because she hadn't yet fully learned obedience, she not only peeped outside one day when mother was gone longer than usual, tint came out to stare in round-eyed wonder at the Green Forest, and there Mother Bear found her. Can you guess what happened? Copyright, t9SS. The next story: "The Twitching Tall." Ask The Transcript A Free Service for all Transcript Readers. Send Your QueetMna Direct to the Washington Bureau, North Adams Transcript, 1322 New York Ave., Washington, D. C., Enclosing 8c Postage for Reply. Q. How long did It take Gertrude Xderle to swim the English channel? A. Fourteen hours and 34 minutes. —00— Q. Who was Titus Idblenus? A. One of Caesar's lieutenants In the Gallic war. In the beginning of the Olvil war he left Caesar for Pompey, escaped from the battle of Pharsalia, and was killed In the battle at Munda. -00— Q. What Is the size of the largest hen's egg? A. What Is believed to be the largest egg ever laid by a hen came Into the possession of the poultry department of Oregon agricultural college. It weighed 11 ounces and measured 8V4 by 11 Inches in circumference, five times the circumference of an ordinary egg; about 414 inches long, or twice as long as the average. The hen that laid It was a single comb Rhode Island Red owned by S. T. White of Corvallis, Ore. Q. How old is the art of writing? A. The earliest discovered writings are those carved on stone by the Egyptians and those on baked clay tablets by,the Assyrians. Some of these date back about 4,000 years, though the exact period of the earliest writings on the monuments Is a matter of dispute. China, too, knew the art of writing at an early period. Q. How can the age of a hen's egg be determined? A. There is a German process by which it is claimed that the age of an egg can Be ascertained. The egg Is dropped in a solution of salt containing eight ounces to the pint, and If It Is only one day old rt sinks Immediately to the bottom; If three days old It sinks just below the surface only, and from five days upwards It floats. A scale of angles Is placed at the back of the vessel and from the inclination of the egg from the horizontal It Is said that the age can be gaged almost to the day. ALL YOU ANGLERS You'U be interested in our Washington Bureau's latest bulletin —FISHING LAWS OP THE STATES. It Is complied upon late Information obtained by correspondence with every State In the Union. It tells about license fees In each state, for resident and non-resident licenses; gives a list of the kinds of fish that may be angled for, and has useful suggestions, on bait and tackle. 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