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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, January 10, 1939
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1930. THIS DALL.Y COURIER. CON'XELLSVILLK PA. Looking Backward FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1888 Detailed report of the Connellsville coke trade for the week ending December 15 shows a total of 13,975 ovens in thc region, of which 32.540 arc in blast and 1,435 idle, with a total estimated production of 126,818 tons. Shipments for the week to.tal 6,755 tons. Out of 321 teachers in the county, 308 attend thc 35th annual institute in Uniontown. Charles E. Boyle, chief justice of Washington territory and for many years leader of the Fayctle county bar, dies at Seattle. Marriage licenses arc issued in Uniontown as follows: Joseph Shoen- nauer and Susan Kidsuh, both of Everson; William H. Bcckwith and Lyda G. Roddy, both of Uniontown; George H. Clark and Jane Anna Gcarly, both of Bullskin township; Henry Behrcns of Leiscnring and Wilhelma Tabz of Connellsville, and Phincas Clawson and Mary M. Victor, both of Hopwood. Brakcman Harry Shaw, who was struck in the face by a flying coupling pin at thc Baltimore Ohio yards some weeks ago, is able to be about again. The five-year-old daughter of Detective R. F. Sheppard upsets a kettle of boiling water and scalds herself severely. The Christian Sunday School reorganized with thc following officers: Superintendent, John L. Cans; assistant superintendent, James L. Kurtz; secretary and treasurer, Harry Norton; librarian, Robert Norris; assistant librarian, Charles D. Schell; organist, Miss Bessie Barbe, and assistant organist. Miss Reid. chinist, dies at his home in North Pittsburg street after a lingering illness. While passing an engine at Rockwood, Superintendent John J. Driscoll of the Connellsville Division is painfully burned about the legs by scalding water when a stop cock on thc engine is knocked down. Burgess A. D. Soisson receives a consignment of turkeys from thc mountains and will make his annual donations to the police force for Christmas. The second track of thc Fairmont branch of the Baltimore Ohio Rail- oad is completed. Eight New Haven dealers arc ar- ·csted for violation of the Sunday bservance law. Connellsville Moose Lodge elects he following officers: Worthy dicta- or, Frank R. Fee; vice dictator, Richard Drew; sccretarv, William E. lice; treasurer, John DeTcmple; rustee, Harry Dailey; outside guard, form Elsley; inside guard, John Carroll. Contractor D. F. Girard purchases he Haas annex from Andrew Haas, proprietor of Hotel Haas. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1898 Detailed report of the Connellsville coke, trade lor the week ending December 10 shows a total of 18,463 ovens in the region, of which 15,018 are in blast and 3,445 idle, with a total estimated production of 155,024 tons. Shipments for the week total 8,702 cars. Town council takes up thc question of the purchase of the water works by the town. Marriage licenses are issued Uniontown as follows: John Hen- ncssy of Broad Ford and Catherine Doyle of Summit, Joseph H. Woods of Coal Center and Jessie M. Low- berficr of California, John A. Usher and Emma J. Simpson of Fayctte City, James Taylor and Sadie Madi- ion of Raineytown and William Reynolds and Eliza M. Gilliland of Franklin township. The home of Miss Jennie Taylor in Fairview avenue catches fire when fumes from gasoline with which she is cleaning her carpet, ignite. The first rehearsal of the Connellsville Choral Society is held in thc High School. Harry E. Coll, engineer at the Trotter Water Company's plant at Roetruck, is injured while taking down a heavy chain, block and tackle. The rope broke and the heavy tackle, weighing 300 pounds, falls on his leg. Alfred Cramer of Haddenville, Otto Z. Stutzman of Listen, John S. Holliday, Newton Hamilton and Edward M. Murray of Dawson and John J. McCoy of Houtzdale enlist here to serve in the Second Infantry, scheduled for duty in Cuba. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1908 Detailed report of the Connellsville coke trade for the week ending December 12 shows a total of 37,85: ovens in the region, of which 21,333 arc in blast and 16,520 are idle, with a total estimated production of 244,309 tons. Shipments for the week total 9,260 cars. William B. Getchell, veteran ma- THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1918 George Fuehrer, 70 years old, retired from thc insurance and real estate business in Connellsville, dies at his home at Lcisenring No. 3. S. R. Goldsmith and Emanuel Horowitz of Connellsville and C. S. Pore, J. C. McClean and W. S. Metz of Connellsville purchase a West Virginia coal plant which is to be operated under the name of Wilmoth Coal Company of Connellsville with a capital of $95,000. Henry Kurtz, 77 years old, prominent retired business man and Civil War veteran, dies at his home in Bace street. Miss Edith Maude Evans, 26 years old, dies from influenza contractcc while nursing her brother, J. J. Evans of South Connellsville. Mrs. Agnes George Suter, wife of Roy J. Suter, dies at her home in South Pittsburg street. Harry Staley, jO years old, dies a his home in Cedar avenue. Thc "hot well" in the yards near the Baltimore Ohio roundhouse which some time ago claimed the lives of four men, is made permanently safe when a roof ot concrete and steel is placed over it. The Merchants Coal Company o: Pennsylvania transfers its holdings to the Merchants Coal Corporation a Elklick township, Somerset county for the reported sum of $26,000. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1D28 Detailed report of the Conncllsvilli coke trade for the week ending Dc^ cember 22 shows a total of 25,87£ ovens in thc region, of which 4,40 are in blast and 21,477 idle, with a total estimated production of 58,360 tons. Arthur V. Huey resigns as super intendent of the Connellsville SilK Company. Michael Foley, a well-known Baltimore Ohio Railroad man, dies a his home at Mcycrsdalc. S. T. Ervin, Baltimore Ohio Rail road trainrran, narrowly escape death when he falls under the tende of an engine. The meter readers of the Wes Pcnn Power Company are suppliec with uniforms. George C. Hazen is rcclectcd Icade of thc Connellsville Military Band. Coach Robert Waddell of Carnegi Institute of Technology of Pittsburg addresses thc football squad at dinnr at which they are guests o the Kiwanis Club. M. M. Cochran is elected presidcn of the Fayette County Bar. You and Your Nation's Affairs Two-Party System Again By IIAKLEY L. LUTZ Professor o} Public Finance, Princeton University Thc results of thc election have been Interpreted In all sorts of ways by all sorts of commentators. Despite the thorough threshing which this straw has already received, the chaff will be winnowed again here, on thc chance that a few more grains of truth will drop from it. First, Democrats as well as R e p u b l i c a n s should rejoice that we have once more a substantial opposition. This is the only way in which a two-parly system 'can operate, tor it is a scll-cvidcnt (act that in proportion as the opposition becomes weaker, the dominant party becomes more dictatorial, more indifferent to the standards of good government, nnd moro negligent of minority rights. While it is true that a minority opposition parly cannot prevent enactment of legislation solidly approved by tho majority, it is also true that with a more nearly equal balance the program submitted must be sane and reasonable in order to maintain that solidarity. The numerical weakness o! the opposition in recent Congresses and Its unfortunate results were what the Southerner had In mind when he complained that so many "dam-Yankees" were voting the Democratic ticket that they were ruining thc country. Second, both Democrats and Republicans need to take stock of what happened to be sure that they understand the reasons for it. It Is silly to interpret the election results, as some have done, as being a return toward rcaclionlsm of a sort that will lead to communism or fascism or to thc need of a third party to save thc Republic. By and large, thc Republicans limply profited by thc Democratic mistakes. Many of these mistakes would not have- been made if there had been a more important opposition group In Congress during the past six years. These mistakes were thc kind that any party or any person is likely to make when that party or that person acquires a belief that a day of reckoning can be Indefinitely postponed. Thc Republican victories do not mean that thc people now regard the substantial and worthwhile achievements of the present administration as mistakes. Thc campaign was not waged, anywhere, on that issue. It did involve thc numerous direct and collateral mistakes that have been made in thc course ot striving for these achievements. Us results indicate a growing determination to have them corrected, if not by their authors, then by some one else. Third, thc elections reveal that no one party has a monopoly of tho able men of the country. Not 50 long ago it was being said that such was the case. The Republican party must be very agreeably surprised to discover that it has some able men, for its members were about persuaded that thc other side had all of tho talent. Certainly it would bo a tragedy if any one party had all of thc administrative capacity, all of the political wisdom, and all of the ability to cast spells and weave charms through voice, expression and personality. AH hope of a decent opposition would then be entirely gone. Finally, both Democrats and Republicans should make some progress. as a result of the election, toward thc proper goal of government by parties. Both should see, now, that it is fully as much a question of methods as of policies. Both should realize that the party is and must be the responsible agent of government, and that the party itself loses whenever It repudiates its pledges or shirks its responsibility simply because some one person, or a few persons, have persuaded It to do so. Both should realize that upon that certain subject regarding which both Abraham Lincoln and P. T. Barnum expressed an opinion, it was Lincoln who was ri;hL (Address questions to thc au hor t core of this newspaper) "Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, Off to Jail They Go" NEWS OF THE COUNTS UNIONTOWN, Jan. 10.--Suicide I I've mules on cha gos of. cruel and verdict was returned by a jury before Coroner S. A. Baltz in the case of Alonzo Rankin, 52-year-old World War veteran, who ended his life with a revolver nftcr attempting to lake the life of his formcif housekeeper. Bankin, Private John C. Beck said, went to the dwelling in which his former housekeeper, Mrs. Christine Smith, resided, and asked her to return to his home. When she refused, he is said to have flred several shots at her before turning the gun on himself. He died barbarous treatment and' indignities to person. Gladys L. Porgic, 424 Market Belle Vernon, is seeking to have the courts legally sever the ties that bind her to Charles A. Forgic, rear 418 Mill street. Braddock, whom she married October 5, 1021, in a Wells- burs, W. Va., ceremony. Thomas Mack Chisncll, Farmington, instituted a divorce action against Ruth W. Chisncll, Evans Manor. The couple wed September TO, 1927, in Oakland, Md. The cars taken were registered in. the names of John Ferenc and Tony Constantino, Brownsville; Rose Van- clla of Mount Pleasant; Julia Holo- w c h o t West Main street the title to Sovcn of nine leaders of the United Shoe Workers of America sing a farewell song nt party given in Lynn, Mass., by more than BOO union members, as the official* prepared to serve five-month sentences in various Maine jails for contempt of court. Left to right: Willinm Thornton, George Kcndar, William Mahan, Martin Lawless, William J. HacKcascy and John Nolan. At the piano is Mrs. Mary Dauphine. (Central Prat) ON THE AIR Radio Information At a Glance WCAE--12Z1 KC. 6:00--Medical Talk. 6:15--Evcnu.g News. 0:25--Sports Extra. 6:30--Airliners. 6:45--Ralph Blainc. 7:00--Amos and Andy. 7:15--Voool Varieties. 7:30--Xavicr Cugats' Orch. 7:40--Opportunities. 7:45--Inside of Sports. 8:00--Russ Morgan's Orchestra. 8:30--For Men Only. 9:00--Battle of the Sexes. 9:30--Fibber McGce. 10:00--Bob Hope. 10:30--Uncle E/ra. 10:45--Jimmy Ken.per. 11:00--News Parade. 11:10--Little Jack Heller's Orch. 11:30--Lou Breeze's Orch. 12:00--George Hamilton's Orch. 12:30--Paul Martcll's Orch. 1:00--Roy Hcrbeck's Orch. TONIGHT KDKA--980 KC. 11:00--News; sports. 6:15--Your Movie Magazine of thc Air. 6:30--Chasing Shadows. C:45--Lowell Thomas. 7:00--Easy Aces. 7:15--Mr. Keen. 7:30--Ta;; Time. 8:00--Gilbert Sullivan Music. 8:30--Information. Please. 9:00--Mary and Bob. 9:30--Eugene Conlcy. 10:00--If I had a Chance. 10:30--Federal Symphony Orchestra. 11:00--News; weather; temperature. 11:15--Thc Music You Want. 12:00--Eddie DeLange's Orch. 12:15--New Pcnn Orch. 12:30--Leo Rcisman's Orch. WJAS--1290 EC. 6:15--News of thc World. 6:30--Bob Trout 6:45--Barry Wood. 7:00--County Seat. 7:15--Jimmy Fidlcr. 7:30--Helen Menken--Second Husband. 8:00--Edward G. Robinson--Big Town. 8:30--Al J.Lson's Show. 9:00--We, The People. 9:30--Gc. iman's Swing School. 10:00--Dr. Christian. 10:30--Jack Bcrch. 10:45--American Viewpoints. 11:00--News with Ken Hildcbrand. 11:15--Joey Sims' Orch. 11:30--Glenn Miller's Orch. 12:00--Sammy Kayo's Orch. in Unintown Hospital on January 2 after being removed there from thc scene of the shooting at Bucktown near Wayncsburg. Mrs. Smith, it was reported at the inquest, is expected to recover of wounds in Uniontown Hospital. , . , . , , , , « r- T In thc second verdict of the after- wl " ch ls h =^ b £ 'I 10 C ' \ -' "\ noon, thc jury exonerated the Balti-1 P? ral '°» TM1 ' , A ?h /V i i more and Ohio railroad and its em- TM c TM"rt d.reetcd that the cost of ploycs of all responsibility in the l ': e , «m'iscation proceedings m- dcath of Harold H. Franks, Maple | ^ ltuled , *? C "! W Newell, super- street, Uniontown. vibOr ot the board - be P ald by thc Franks was crushed to death bc -i W'TM= r ^r owners, ncath the wheels of a tram near the! Publlc hearing, in which attorneys, foot of Maple street on December 22. WWTM and other interested per- ons may give thejr views on thc tub- ed, has been set for 1:30 p. in. Wednesday, January 11, to discuss thc recommended $20,000 expend!- ure to repair books and install a new record system in the office of Recorder of Deeds Pat F. Hynes. Amended statement of claim Wus filed with Prothonotary John Brady n the $25,000 damage suit instituted against thc City of Uniontown by Eth'el Stewart, in her own right, and Albert Stewart, as her husband. The couple were residents of North Union township. In the action, filed by Attorney E. D. Brown, counsel for thc plaintiffs, it was set forth the damages nre spught as the result ot an accident December 21, 1930, in West Main street, when Mrs. Stewart slipped and fell on the icy sidewalk, suffering fractured vertebrae and ankle in- In one of thc domestic relations sessions held by thc three judges I. II. Murray of Scolldale was released from a court order of last November directing him to pay $25 monthly for the support of his wife. Murray, appearing before Judge W. Russell Carr, said that he had made the support payments directed by Judge Ross S. Matthews, by borrowing the necessary money from rcla- ties. He said: "Due to false and scandalous rumors circulated by thc prosccutrix Mazie Murray, about your petitioner and his place of business, his income has been so reduced that he cannot earn sufficient money with which to make the payments." Judge Carr released the husband with the WEDNESDAY WCAE 7:00--Program Resume. 7:00--Morning Express. 8:00--Morning News. 8:15--Charlie Cook Entertains. 8:30--Do You Remember. 8:45--Hits and Encores. 9:00--Lillian Malone. 9:15--Kitchen Kapcrs. 9:30--Band Goes to Town. 9:45--Musical Mirror. 10:00--Central City. 10:15--John's Other Wife. 10:30-^rust Plain Bill. 10:45--Woman in White. 11:00--David Harum. 11:15--Lorenzo Jones. 11:30--Young Widdcr Brown. 11:45--Road of Life. 12:00--Time signal. 12:00--News. 12:10--Melodies. 12:15--Thc O'Neills. 12:30--Monticcllo Party Line. 12:45--Singin' Sam. 1:00--Child Health Conference. 1:15--Little Jackie Heller's Orch. 1:30--Musical Caravan. 1:45--Voice ot Experience. 2:00--Helcne Daniels-. 2:15--Polly Entertains. 2:30--Kitty Keene. 2:45--Musical Trial. 3:00--Mary Marlin. 3:15--Ma Perkins. 3:30--Pepper Young's Family. 3:45--Guiding Light. 4:00--Backstagq Wife. 4:15--Stella Dallas. 4:30--Vic and Sadc. 4:45--Girl Alone. 5:00--Dick Tracy. 5:15--Your Family and Mine. 5:30--Jack Armstrong. 5:45--Orphan Annie. 6:00--American Schools 6:15--Evening News. 6:25--Sports. 6:30--Laws for the Laymen. 6:45--Serenade. 7:00--Amos and Andy. 7:15--Edwin C. Hill. 7:30--Modern Melody. 7:45--Emory Dculch's Orch. 8:00--One Man's Family. 8:30--Tommy Dorsey's Orch. 9:00--Town Hall. 10:00--Kay Kyser's Klass. 11:00--News Parade. 11:10--Ray Hcrbeck's Orch. 11:30--Dick Jurgen's Orch. 12:00--Sammy Kayc's Orch 12:30--Lights Out. 1:00--Little Jackie Heller's Orch. KDKA 6:45--Farm Markets. 7:00--Silhouettes of thc West. . 7:15--Thc Family Altar. 7:30--Russell Pratl. 7:45--Checkerboard Time. 8:00--News. 8:05--Musical Clock. 9:00--Shopping Circle. 9:15--Linda's First Love. 9:30--Thc Editor's Daughter. 9:45--Gospel Singer. 10:00--To be announced. 10:15--Jane Ardcn. 10:30--Tcna and Tim. 10:45--Houseboat Hannah. 11:00--Mary Marlin. 11:15--Vic and Sadc. 11:30--Pepper Young's Family. 11:45--Getting the Most Out of Life. 12:00--News, weather and temperature. 12:15--Voice of' thc Farm. 12:30--National Farm and Home Hour. 1:15--Farm Kadio News. 1:30--Melody Time. 1:45--Happy Gilmans. 2:00--Betty and Bob. 2:15--Arnold Grimm's Daughter. 2:30--Valiant Lady. 2:45--Betty Crocker. 3:00--KDKA Home Forum. 3:20--Dale McFcattors. 3:30--Tea Time Tunes. 4:00--Club Matinee. 5:00--Piano Time. 5:15--Terry and thc Pirates. 5:30--Don Winslow of the Navy. 5:45--Tom Mix Stright Shooters. 6:00--News; Sports; Weather. 6:15--Movie Magazine of thc Air. 6:30--Lyon and Marlowe. 6:45--Lowell Thomas. 7:00--Easy Aces. 7:15--Mr. Keen. 7:30--Champions of the Keyboard. 7:45--Vocal Varieties. 8;00--Roy Shield's Revue. 8:30--Hobby Lobby. 9:00--Magnolia Blossoms. 9:30--Wings for the Martins. 10:00--Musicale. | 10:30--Public Interest in Democracy. 11:00--News; weather. 11:15--The Music You Want. 12:00--Fran Bidder's Orch. 12:15--New "enn, Orch. 12:30--Ernest Hawkin's Orch. from further compliance former court order. Other support orders of the day rorc: John Perkins, Uniontown, pay $26 monthly for the support of his wife, Mrs. Mary Perkins, and children. Harvey Modispaw, Oliver, pay $30 monthly for thc support of his wife, Ruth Modispaw, and child. Frank Boyer, Hopwood, pay monthly for thc support Mary Boycr. $30 of Mrs. WJAS 7:30--Musicale. 8:00--News. 8:15--Time Again. 8:30--Greenfield Village Chapel. 8:45--Cheerio Melodies. 9:00--Richard Maxwell. 9:15--Good Neighbor. 9:30--Joyce Jordan. 9:45--Bachelor's Children. 10:00--Luthcian Inner-Mission. 10:15--Myrt and Marge. 10:30--Hilltop House. 10:45--Thc Stepmother. 11:00--The Fact Finder. 11:15--Musicnlc. 11:30--Big Sister. 11:45--Aunt Jenny's Real Life Stories. 12:00--Mary Margaret McBridc. 12:15--Her Honor, Nancy James. 12:30--News of the World. 12:45--Our Gal Sunday. 1:00--The Goldbergs. 1:15--Life Can Be Beautiful. 1:30--The Road of Life. . 1:45--This Day Is Ours. 2:00--Irene Beaslcy. 2:15--Poetic-Strings. 2:30--American School ot thc Air. 3:00--Indianapolis Symphony. 4:00--LeBrun Sisters. 4:15--Time Out for Dancing. 4:45--Navy Band. 5:15--Howie Wing. 5:30--So You Want to Be. 5:45--Baron Elliott's Orch. 6:15--News of the World. 6:30--Bob Trout. 6:45--Talk of the Town. 7:00--County Scat. 7:15--Lum and Abner. 7:30--Ask-It-Baskct. 8:00--Gangbusters. 8:30--Paul Whltcman's Orch. 9:00--Texaco Star Theatre. 10:00--It Can Be Done. 10:30--Buddy C'.ark. 11:00--Ncwo with Ken Hildcbrand. 11:15--Keel Forva's Orch. 11:30--Vincent Lopez,' Orch. 12:00--Benny Goodman's Orch. Alfred Ayers, LaBcllc Negro, was held in thc Kayctte county jail on manslaughter charges filed before Squire J. J. Roberts. LaBclle, growing out of an auto death last July. The action charges negligence in driving which resulted in a wreck July 21, in which Frank Kukol was fatally injured, dying in the Brownsville General Hospital four days later. Kukol was riding in a car driven by Joseph Jeza when it collided with that of Ay'ors. Both drivers were absolved ot blame by a coroner's jury but the action was brought againsl Aycrs by thc dead man's family. One husband and n wife entered suits for divorce trom their rcspcc- jury. The victim claims she was forced to undergo hospitalizatio.i for four weeks and has suffered great pain and permanent injury. Thc plaintiffs aver the defendant knew of the accumulated snow and ice on thc sidewalk at this particular point, knew ot its dangerous and unsafe condition, but did nothing whatever to remove it. On thc other hand, it is charged, the defendant negligently permitted such a condition to the great damage of pedestrians. Letters of administration were granted by Register of Wills Bruce F. Sterling to Edward F. Martin, Uledi, on thc $107 personal estate of William J. Martin, Redstone township, who died January 29, 1936, in Cleveland, O. In an order handed down by Judge Harry A. Cottom, a defendant, Elmer Hunyadi, was directed transferred from George Junior Republic at Grove City to Pennsylvania Training school at Morganza, Washington county. 18 Miners Union Locals Consider Wage Proposals By United Press. FREDERICKTOWN, Pa., Jan. 10.-Although tho mccling was disavowed by United Mine Workers officials, delegates from 18 UMW local unions in this district met here Sunday and adopted a set of resolutions for improvement in forthcoming national wage negotiations. Rcspondinc to a call issued through the Fredericktown Industrial Union Council, tiie mine workers agreed to submit to individual local and the UMW sc.ilc committee for approval, demands for: Provisions in iH-xt \ ear's contract forbidding .snluiicd v.oik.«rs in thc mines fiom dome woik reguarly pro- \idcd for m thc UMW contract. Elimination ot a cutting machine in- troduced by the W. J. Raincy Com- p.iny. Establishment of specified prices for dead woik. Employment of roadmen to lay all roadway where track mounted machinery is used. Pay for slate removal by square measure instead ol lineal, and full day's pay in lieu ot work for all men reporting for work instead of, two hours pay as now provided. Ernest Elby, chairman of the council, emphasi/ed that the resolutions would not become effective until approved by the various locals and sent to district offices. Another meeting was set for January 29 when additional resolutions will be considered, Elgy said. When informed last week that the gathering was to be a "scale meeting," Patrick Fagan and William Hynes, presidents of Districts 5 and ·), respectively, of the UMW, termed the meeting illegal. Thc first action by the delegates was to vote on Ihc adoption of a motion to exclude Anthony Mmcrich, one-time Communist organizer, from thc hall. When thc vote ended in a 9-9 lie, Chairman Elby voted to al- Jow Minerich to remain, "if he keeps quiet." He did. Drinks Disinfectant. UNIONTOWN, Jan. 10.--Nick Dracuia, 24, of Leckrone, rushed into a skating rink at Ncwtown, near Poland, Greene county, early Sunday morning, foaming at the mouth and shouting "I'm dying." He collapsed and was rushed to Uniontown Hospital where it was reported he had drunk a disinfectant during a period of despondency. Water Balance Keeps Us Going This Delicate Mechanism Helps Regulate the Equally Important Body Temperature U. V. Writer Dies. WASHINGTON, Jan. 10.--High diplomatic officials and newspapermen expressed deep sonow over the death ot Louis Jay Heath, veteran United Press expert on Latin American affairs who covciud the embassies here for 15 years. By LOGAN CLENDEXING, M. D. YESTERDAY we discussed the wonderfully-balanced mechanism of the regulation of bodily temperature. Much of this depends upon an equally delicate mechanism, thc water balance of the body. Of all thc substances we take into our bodies, water is thc one which remains thc most stable. The amount of water in the tissues hardly varies as much as a drop. If it doca, if, the body becomes dehydrated from hot weather and too much perspiration, serious consequences follow. As for getting too much water into thc cells, that is abnost impossible. Experiments have been made attempting it by drinking such largo amounts of water as to amount to saturation so as to add to thc water content of thc tissues, but hardly as much as a teaspoonful could be added. But even then very scricus symptoms amounting to shock occurred from that small an addition. Many Functions Water performs many functions though on its way through thc body. We arc conscious ot perspiration in the summer time, but even on thc coldest day we have some invisible perspiration occurring constantly, the evaporation of which helps to keep thc body in temperature equilibrium. Water is used by thc salivary glands and the mucous glands of the nose and mouth, to keep those cavities moist. Much of our hourly comfort depends on that. And all along the digestive tract tho same lubrication occurs. Any excess of water in thc body is spilled over through the kidneys, taking with it some body heat which also helps temperature regulation. Thc regulation of water balance is maintained so far as intake is concerned by the sensation of thirst. This is certainly one of tho most sensitive functions of thc body. It regulates minutely how much water is needed. Nobody knows where thc center of thc sensation of thirst lies, but it must be part of every body cell. If thc day is cold and not much perspiration is needed to regulate temperature, a man of aver-* ngc weight will drink about a quart of water a day. It is reported by a medical officer of the British army that in India thc average intake among- nun of a regiment is from 10 lo 15 quarts'a day. Every Cell Needs It Thirst arises from the need of every cell in the body, but thc local itc which causes the acute -icnsii- tion is the mouth, and if thc mouth is kept moist, no matter how much ihc cells need water, thc sensation of thirst will be largely alleviated. W. J. McGcc, a geologist who has had wide experience in thc desert region of the southwest, writes: "Thirst is commonly relieved by a moderate quantity ot water; sometimes fruit acids and other acid substances exciting a flew of saliva are requisite for relief, and in tho practical life of the range a pebble or a nail carried in thc mouth is often efficacious." Dr. Clcndcning will answer questions of general interest only, and then only through his column. Water is good treatment for temperature disturbances. It can be used both externally and internally. A hot bath and a hot lemonade are thc best-treatment for exposure to cold and chill these winter evenings. Cold water internally- and externally is splendid treatment for fever. Indeed, in thc treatment of many diseases tho use of water could well be exclusively depended upon. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Reader: "Could a person gaining weight possibly have tuberculosis?" Answer--Certainly. It is a regular thing- for patients under thc rest treatment to gain fifteen or twenty pounds or more. I. F.: "Is it possible for a person who has a calcium deficiency to go to thc other extreme by taking an overdose of same in the various tablet forms? -What it thc best -way to get sufficient calcium for a person other tian tic ordinary milk ration?" Answer: According to Sherman ("The Chemistry of Food and Nutrition"), "Thc ordinary mixed diet of Americana and Europeans is probably more often deficient in calcium, than in any other chemical clement" In spite of this authoritative statement, there are few conditions in which calcium deficiency can be proved clinically, and 90 per cent of those occur in children (rickets) and nursing mothers. I know of no harm that excess of calcium can do. It can be taken in milk or in pure form- -calcium carbonate--but is of little value if parathyroid deficiency exists. I think you need a doctor to straighten you out. EDITOR'S KOTO: Se»TM o Dr. Clendeninr f«n now t» tbtifeed br Mridmc 10 cents in eum. (or each. and » «clr.addr»aed envelope «Umpd with K three-cent lump. to Dr. Locin CIcndeK- Inc. inc»re of Uiu p«prr. The lumphleu ·re: -nitre WwV.' KeHucine Din". "In. disntion «nd C,.i u ,t,p.i, on " -R^ nc | n and G«ininc". "lnr»nt Jwrflni ·trodioiM for Ih* Trcttmcnt of D IB.

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