Page 5 article text (OCR)
TTnmSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, ITOO THE DATLT COOK HCTt, C onsrNTJnLT^VIT.,0!;. FA, PAGE PIVIl WEATHER FORECASTER GETS THRILL FROM PERFECT SCORE MetcnrologUt at New Haven Champion Progno*t1cÂ»tor of Unitod States. Is Haven, Conn, -- Champion xveaM er proguostlcator of the United State i Thomas K. Reed, meteorologist at tha New Haven buiean, who has scored 100 per cent accurate 104 times out of 310 and achieved a gÂ«n- eial average of 5)0 4 per cent accuracy for t^o year, UI1 experiences the t h r i l l of n perfect score aftpr 16 yearn in t h game of foretelling weather conditions. Mr. Reed has Just been appointed chief of the Nw England Forest Fire Forec ist service as a icsult of his rerorc 1 . Mr. Heed's Job Is to forecast the wenthÂ«r in the states of Ohio and Isew York, as the United States t v c a t h Â» r bureau docs not allow tts agent* to follow the weather conditions n the state in w h i c h the agent Is s t n ' l u l l e d , lie must furnish the auilioi itief w i t h his prognostications as to t e m p e r a t u r e und weather; soine- tlnif-s lie Kiiesisrs and soinvtlmeti he cloi -n . U U C P In u while he is right as to .mo h'Â»lf tiie itate and Hot a* to the ot n r. In such a case he geta CO per cent. Mr Heed's Interest In weather fore- castin;; dates back to hla boyhood, Â·when his father, a niral mall carrier In the PMrisjer Lake district, about twentj miles from Ithaca, N. T., and an ariatour svieiulat on the side, brought homo an aneroid barometer. Thp boy was attracted to the barometer and, b?lng a hero-worahlper of his fntlier, took the Instrnmeot as the last word In science. W h P t i ho grpw up the boy studied ineleorology nt Cornell university, but decided on graduation to turn to teaching instead For Jive years, until he \tas twenty-five years old, young Reed taught at Plattsborgh, N. Y.. whpre he beranio principal of the j u n i o r high school. His health giving way because of overwork, lie was sent to a hospital, Â·where he remained six months. His physlenn advised him not to return to teaching but to take up some out- Bide work and offered tho time-hoa- ore'l ndvU-e to "go West." Heed thought matters over and then decided to turn again to the love of his y o u t h and his college days, roeteor- olcgy. So, w h i l e still at the hospital, he prernrPd himself for the civil service fiatiiinatloii and passed It. At the age of twenty-six he took els firs- Job in the field In which his government has crowned him the countrj'a champion and was sent to Tacorns, Wash., from where he was Jater Jransferred to Portland, Ore., and from there, after fonr years, he returns 1 to the East, where his first appointment was nt Ithaca. Two years Itter he was sent to New Haven, bis present post, where he has been ten years. Mr. Reed Is forty-two years old and Jnarrled. )KansÂ«is City Youth* Do Well in New Business Kansas City, Mo.--Four Kansas City Â»ouths 'Â»lth an eye to tho future, the Â·Â·dean os' the firm" fifteen, have organ- Iced an airplane company and are doing a land office buslnwia. The young business leaders are Lisle Hughes, nine; Lawrence Wlghtman, fifteen; Jnnlor Jamison, eleven, and fcdon Jiimlswn, eight. They deal with material* and supplies for the manu- Jtacture of miniature airplanes. Their flrm Is the first exclusive airplane model shop in the state and, they be- tiere, In the United States. B. L. 'anghes, father of Lisle, Is the financial adviser and backer of the enterprise. For more than a year the business was operated In the Hughes jioine, aiid when it became too big It tr:is moiGd into a leased store space. When t.iey had their opening sale Sheir stO'.'k was valued at several hun- flred dollars, all purchased by money brought n by the firm. While they set! miniature airplanes already ;i5Sumbled, the volume of business con es from blue prints and materials for construction of planes. Women Mayors Rule 9 English Municipalities London.--Although scarcely more tlian H cH cn.de and a half have elapsed lince Uie echoes of the shrill appeals f militant suffragists have died down tn this cnintry, uine English municipalities, many of them Important, to- lay are under the executive control of women. One o) the important sections of London, Chelsea, has a lady mayor, utd the c sunless of Warwick, who has unbraced the more modern doctrines f the Labor party, tiow Is the mayor- ess of thi- town of Warwick. Seven other women who are active n the political life of tin country nanasrecl to win in the recent municipal elections. And most of them won with east MILES OVER LAND, SEA AND MOUNTAIN PEAKS ON STANDARD" PRODUCTS ...IN RECORD TIME ANTOFACAftTA Â·UKNO2 Ail\ES Out of the freezing, early morning mists of the Metropolitan Airport, at Newark, \ 1. J., rises a great white bird -- a strtom-Hned Lockheed Vega, (t has already flown more than 50,000 mites over two continents, end is off to span a third. Lieutenants White and McMulien have started for B lenos Aires, 7000 miles distant--18 days by the rosiest steamship. Ei jht hours cmd a haff later ey land for STANDARD gas c/nd oil in the sen i-tropic city of Miami, with a new record for speed. Dff the next mor ling for Panama, Not a landing field anywhere on ?he 1400 mile ho to the Canal. For the first time a plane makes a nonstop flight frt m Florida to the Canal. Safely they take off, the nsxt day, from Cristobal for Peru, thence to Chile, and finally the perilous passage^ 20,1 KK) feet in the air, over fhe Andes to Buenos Aires. Mot a miss in th j motor over the full route. Perfect fuel and perf act lubrication. "Standard ' has helped break many records. From the first flight, when the Wr ght Brothers used "Standard" Gasoline to power their fragile plane, aviators have depended on "Standard." STANDARD OIL COMPANY OF PENNSYLVANIA Refiners and Distributors of Stanavo Aviation Gasoline and S f a n a v o Aviation Engine Oi/. STANDARD" A S D E P E N D A B L E IN T H E C L O U D S A S O N T H E H I G H W A Y S Bible Quoted by High Court in Divorce Case Atlanta, Ga.--A divorce granted to tdgar F. Koss, wno complained that kls wife's nagging caused him to live n a r?nr room of his house for two fears, do ng his own cooking and making his own bed, has been upheld Â»y the stfita supreme court. The decision quoted from Proverbs: Â·It Is better to dwell l,i the corner if the hoi setop than with a brawling Â»oina and In a wide houat." How Do 88 Photo Game Tag You? By United Prea* DENVER, ( olo , Feb. 20 --Judging by photograplÂ« aJono, 33 eo-el members of a pay hology class at Denver University de* lareit that Lady Astor, distinguished member of the Englis i parliament, suggested a murderess. "Scarface" t 1 Capono, Chicago beer baron-gangste , reminded them of a football playei Commander Richard B Byrd, famous arctic explorer, looked like a racketeer. Governor Giorge Dern, U t a h , could pasa as a gat ? chieftain, or, despite Ute 80 years, a football player ChiiBtian Kxauer (Ked) Cagle wae treated more kindly. Twenty-four students plcke I him aa u football player, eight thought ho was en avlator-oxphm c, while one was quite sure he was tu actor. Q e i t r u d e At'ierton, famous authoress, lookn htce a member of royalty, according to 2 I students, while the others were ft) 'Ided between a movie autreag and a nurderean. Harmony Features Spring Styles Facnom Early Biihop l"rsnclH Aibury was born at Ham' Hrit'ge, near Birmingham, ICnjf- In 7-T He died at Spot*jl- \ i , lu 1810. He cnme to Ar u !Â·Â· ' jiisslonary tn 1771 Thf"c i u'! only 316 MetUaduts In When ha died lie had trav- led mÂ»te f iian 270,000 miles, preached rora that 16,000 sermons, and or- lalned moi e than Â·( 000 Methodist mln- fftera. HÂ» never married. Constant ravel, lira te-d resources and his ?eal Â· church survice wen- some of rhe ad'Â«ncÂ«d for his slnjla Ufa Broken CrutÂ» GREAT FAt With his left Culkints, 20, liamlluH us cm reach u ianoh broom h a u d l o i man fell A s 1 utory -- h e iiud 1 I'otasli It MULiHOlTSM, grent mass ot lu j. mine tod \vere being nun killed h i e nei li BreokH Other Log-. 1 .8, M o n t , Feb. 'M.-leg broken -- Uurston ed i*o broom dies 111 uu uffoi t to i one! aud. th* arp patu told him the other le ills Five lu Ulne. France, Feb. "0 - A ootaish. which crasbetj v w h i l e experimÂ«DtÂ» Â·Â» w i t h new iiiuchlncry, wo c is;l- American Stenogs Can't Learn English Custom Of Fork in Right Hand LONDON, Feb. 19--The Engltah cue- torn of eatingf with a fork lit the left band Instead of the right, Is Interesting tho Americans but none is attempting- to copy It. One stenographer euid, "I'd never gel through u ineal. They'd charge mo for parking overtime." The English maintain It 5s Quicker einco the knife ordinarily is uued by the right hand anc imnutoe aro lost during a meal by constantly tranwSer- rins the fork to U at hand after the knife's functions S,TH over. Coast Guard Spoils to frail. BOSTON, Fteb. 30. -The Coast Guard cutter Acushnett w is hpeodlnff this morning to the assistance of tho irawter Helen M , vhich was in dit- tress 34 mllÂ«s off Boston Lighttilup, wltli a crew of 10 abroad. At the Â«strÂ«ne left Is pictured the latest creation in f long skirt with the uneven hem-line. Black felt tvaniaj; gowns, of peacock blue satin, trimmed with hat, medÂ« b*a; and black patent leather pump* with srysUl. The Â»kirt, with tha bottom part long, cir ' ' " ! -- ""' iV " *.--v,Â«, sular and flowing, has Â» tightly fitting hip hnÂ« _, ...__ _ tightly fitting hip hnÂ«. (OenUr) A imart drew ef heavy black crepe. ThÂ« rÂ«wn it iU waistline and nÂ»nia axe oaed tÂ« rive this arown the fmishine touc. ea. (Right) Thia comely drww is extanw^ely pÂ»trÂ» nined l)y film star* i* Alps "tteds" Vint. BUTilNOa AIIIKS, leb ao -Several communists have h H*U arrested here on c'lmrges ot attp n p t l n g to s]reud piopaganda among . oldwrs. On* WJH alleged to oe a si,siul agent from Mo stow Licensed H( C umticrlunU. l l i ' n i y Bedell Wei nr-i ol Taut;hlin- i i i w n a n d Bessie \taric Jiaugor of Oouegal and, Ceorgo Vlexandcr Wilson ol F a r m i n g l o n and J j i i l ^ i Viola T r * a i l e i (if C'onnuenre vere licensed lo w e d in Cumberland Nan. Licensed. Hie hard W. LaCli ir ot Uniontown and Eleanor T r o n e n o U g o ol Canton, Ohio, w e r e licensed I wed in Waj-nes- burp; GOHVICTS WILL BE TAUGHT PBOCEDIIBEJOJET PAROLES Maryland Official Plans to Protect Prisoner* From Graft of Shysters. J t Baltimore, Md.--The adoption of a new system to facilitate the parole of prisoners from Maryland penal nstl- tutions Is being planned by Ambrose 3, Kennedy, parole commissioner ft is his Intention, lie said, to 'nstl- tute n campaign to familiarize tver'y Inmata eligible for parole with th 3 requirements of the law and the procedure undergone at the hearlnjri. A further attempt will be n ade. Mr. Kennedy said, to have offlcla s of the institutions select some of thÂ« more worthy for parole, who, through lack of Initiative or familiarity with the regulations, have falhsd to flic application*. The methods hft Intends to adopt, such as having the prisoners aotlfled of their eligibility for parole at thÂ« expiration of a third of their wn- tencft. aiding them In fining ont pciÂ«tÂ« applications and advlsln/f them or ee- tablishing contact with proepetttv* employers, will not materially IQCTMNM the number of paroles, Mr. Kem*dy *al3. Â·By these methods, be said, rrany prisoners worthy of freedom wider supervision, but hindered In attaining It by Ignorance or fear of b ring turned down, will be brought to his attention and Investigated. Mr. ilennedy said bis plans arÂ« aimed Indirectly at thn practice oJ in- dlrldualB who solicit tlie patronage of prisoners and mulct them of t ielr Â·avingc with promises of obtal'dng paroles lor them. In the past, Mr. Kennedy said, s me prisoners have paid fees as high as $250 and all that was ever don* In their coses was the filling of the pa -ole application, which, had they knowi it, they canld have filled out and forwarded to the commissioner thjm- Â·ttlven. It Js the duty of the coromlsRtcnci' to see that during the period of pn 1 ole each person is kept under strict su- pervlnlon and close check of his activities maintained. This supervision estemls *?en to the amount of their monthly eBrniigi and '.he manner In which they ire spent New "Opal Ice" Never *" Melts on Warm Days Berlin. -- "Op*! Ice" Is the name of Germany's latest BdenUfle sensation -the creation of a Berlin engineer, ft ax Heinrich Gurth, after many years of experiment* -- nhich ba-3 jusl hod its "dress rehearsal" on a largr wkal ng rink at Stuttgart. Opal Ice Is "chemically bound water," an entirely now process. Se\enty per cent Is Just plain viator, to wh ch certain chemicals are added wh ch bind it Into a solid mass of lce-1 ke material. The liquid Is first heaie! and then poured over n. wooden platform, and within an hour the rink la ready. The assertion is made that this n jw Ice never melts o.r shrinks. "Snow," scraped off by Bkaters, cim be med over again, so ttiat the annual loss la lees than 60 per cent. Opal Ice appaiently permits the n- stalia tlon of a rlrjk even on the equal or or lu the open air In summer tine. The material costs $6 a square r u ^ e r or $6,000 for a rink large enough lor a hockey tournament, instead of tae $75,000 required for ammonia procew. The noted abater, Charlotte, also the world woman champion, Sorla Heine, and the German champlifi, Jt'ranke, who have all tested the n w Ice, proclaim Its qualities of hardness and permanence, and say it nearest to real Ice. White Russians Face Starvation in Harbin Harbin, Manchur'a. -- Hundreds f White Russian tue L and girls who hare made a precarious living lu the numerous cabarets if thin lively d y are now facing starvation through Uie vicissitudes of stiained Sovict-Cl i- neso relations. The Chines* military authorities, fearing possible Communist uprlsin, a have placed the c'ty under mart! it law, and one of the provisions la thut no one may appear on the streets a f t - er midnight This bos not Interfered with ordinary business, but 'jus dad an 1mm Â·* dtate and disastrous effect upon t i e cabarets. The ainuneinent clubs hn\ e not opened until eleven, und rarely a - trncted more than two or three p. Â· Irons before trldnljfht. Funds From U. S. Aid in Remodeling Old Church Memphis, Tenn. - - Chelsea Avenu e Presbyterian church, where' Gen. D. i. Grant atabled hla homes durtug thÂ« federal occupation of Memphis dm Ing the Civil war, It being remodelci. Recently the federal government mailed the church Â« check for $1,20) for ase of the building aa a stable, an I this money Is now being used to rt- model the three-quarters of a centnrr old building. K. U. Fraternity Houses Profitable to Burglar; Lawrence, Kan. -- With fonr bar glarlee reported within a period of ten days, fraternity and sorority house i on Kansas university campus are hav ing a bard winter. The Delta Upslloi fraternity and the Alpha Omleron P! I J i Beta Phi, and Chi Omega sorori ties reported thefts. Use nve-yenrold Dorolhy Hosti WHS a very a t r e n t i \ e listener w h i l e a ngi'iit explained to her mother tlic (V DiMHional value of u book "You must leave this Uoolt i v h i lift) on the library table, so t h a t t l i children nsay have free access to It, ho suK!. A few days later Dorothy HOB- played selling books to mother, and li hnttatlon of the real agent, said: "Now, missuii, yon rnust leave thi book I ring right on your buffet am tiw children nmst have thre* axe N It"