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Lenox, Iowa
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LENOX TIME TABLE, LENOX, IOWA ADVENTURERS' CLUB "Snapping Doom" Famous Headline Hunter. By FLOYD GIBBONS M AKE room for Pete Gill of New York City. Pete is today's Distinguished Adventurer, and since there's always room for one more in the Adventurers' Club, we won't have any trouble finding a seat for him. Pete is a ship steward—not a steward on a big ocean liner, but the sort of one who has charge of the feeding of the crew on a tramp steamer. That kind of a steward goes a heck of a lot of places and sees a heck of a lot of things. And usually, he has a heck of a lot of things happen to him, 'too. Well, sir, Pete Is no exception to that rule. He's had plenty of things happen to him. But the most halr-rnlslng of them all was that adventure in Australia, in the spring of 1922. His ship sailed out of San Francisco in Alny, and Its first stop was at a port that went by the peculiar name of Rockhampton Meat Works. It was Just a canning factory dock, about four miles from the town of Rockhampton on the northeast coast of Australia. Rock- Hampton itself was only a small town. The whole doggone region wasn't very thickly populated. Between the town and the meat works there was a strip of desert that wasn't Inhabited at all. It was Pete's first trip to Australia and he wanted to see the place, so he decided to take a walk to Rockhampton. Before he left he arranged to meet some of his shipmates in town at a pub run by a man named Jack Oak. He started out about 4 o'clock In the afternoon. And as he left a longshoreman warned him: "Watch out for dingoes. This part of the country Is full of them." Ever Hear of Dingoes? They're Wild Dogs Pete had heard of dingoes—the wild dogs of Australia—but he had never thought there'd be any that near the coast. He didn't take the longshoreman's warning any too seriously, but he did cut himself a good stout stick to defend himself with, just in case some of those wild pooches did come along. Pete walked for about two miles without seeing a sign of any wild animal. He had covered half his Journey by then, and he was beginning to think that the longshoreman's story was Just a lot of horse feathers. Then suddenly he heard a sharp yelp behind him and whirled about. There, not a hundred feet away from him were six dingoes, their heads down, foam dripping from their jaws, making for him at full speed. Pete knew better than to try to run from a pack of dogs. That was just what they wanted. A dog Is most dangerous when pursuing a fleeing quarry. He stood In his tracks and faced the oncoming beasts, thanking his lucky stars that he had stopped to cut the stick, which he now held poised, ready to swing at the first dingo that came at him. "In a few seconds," Pete says, "they were on me. I swung the stick and beat the first one off. I had barely time to whip the stick up again when another jumped. I knocked that one down. Then the dogs drew off a bit and began to circle around me." That was what Pete had been afraid of. Once they began lunging at him from all sides, he would not be able to defend himself. He'd have The Snarling Devils Were Lunging at Him From All Sides. given anything at that moment for a tree-a wall-a rock-anythlng he could get his back up against. Anything that would keep those snarling, snapping devils out in front of him, where he could hold them off. But on that llat, sandy stretch of Australian desert there was no shelter for miles. Odds Against Him Were Six to One. Behind him a third dog growled and closed to. Pete turned to beat him off, and as he did so another leaped at his throat. If that dog had made It the battle would have been all over—but somehow he managed to get his stick between h'im and the animal. A fifth dog jumped and tore the sleeve off Pete's coat. For ten minutes Pete fought on. He didn't get off unscathed, either. That dog that had taken his coat sleeve had taken a little flesh along with It. His trousers were in shreds, and blood was streaming from his fingers, legs and arms. "I was pretty weak from swinging," he says, "and from the loss of blood, although by that time I had almost beaten one of the dingoes to death, they were still coming at me." Courage Plus a Big Stick Saved Him. Then the battle began to turn in Pete's favor. Two of the dingoes ran away. Another was laid out on the sand, half dead .from the beating Pete had given It. He made another vicious swing and'laid out another dog, but the remaining two still kept coming. By that time courage began to come creeping back into Pete's body. He began to feel that maybe he could handle those two remaining dogs after all. And then over the top of a sand dune came a man—a native of the country. He raised a rifle and there was a sharp crack. The last two dogs turned and ran, and In another minute Pete was being half carried toward the town of Rockhampton. The Australian took Pete to Jack Oak's pub, and they put a couple oi stiff drinks of brandy Into him and tied up his wounds. After that, Pete felt better again. Jack Oak drove him back to his ship in his car, and the ship's doctor did the rest. But here's the joke of the whole business. "If I had only known enough to light a match," says Pete, "I'd have been all right, because the dingoes don't like fire and won't go anywhere near It." ©—WNU Service. Lafayette Family Farm Was Model of Early Days The Lafayette family owned an estate known as Lag'range, which was situated about 40 miles southeast of Paris. It embraced more than 800 French acres, including a park and farm. The farm proper consisted of 500 cultivated French acres, which werd 1 divided into two large courts. In the first, writes Dr. 0. S. Plumb, in the Ohio Farm- £^er,.,wbich is the more considerable,, j>>"'Were the sheepfolds, cow hopses, stables, ben roosts, a dairy, large barn, and the farmer's borne. The eheepfolda were spacious, airy, and extremely clean; and contained from 1,000 to 1,200 sheep. Some enclosures were for the ewes and lambs, the others for sheep or . lambs separately. There was also an infirmary for sick animals, generally unused. There were two large dairies, with a churn. These buildings also contained on even, a kneading trough worked by machinery, a steam engine and wooden tubs in which potatoes were cooked as feed for cattle, and especially pigs. The other court of the farm consisted of first a large building, which contained the year's crop ol wheat, and the middle of which was occupied in both stories by a handsome threshing machine; sec ond, a large building for pigs capable of containing from 100 to 15( animals, remarkably clean anc emitting no disagreeable smell, a rather unusual circumstance foi such places; third, a building containing cider press and wine tubs and fourth, handsome outhouses foi carts and plows, with large cellars underneath, In which were preserved the crops of beet root «nd potatoes., BRISBANE THIS WEEK Hear Lloyd George Newa From the Cosmos Statesmen and Politicians Sloan's Fine Figures Lloyd George, who ran the big wnr for England and won with the help of old Clemenceau, not sympathetic with France this time, says England Is dangerously Involved and "we shall send our young men to die, this time on German soil, to punish those arrogant and aggressive Teutons for daring to make preparations for the de- Arthur Drl,bnne fenge fflf the , r own soil against a foreign invader." Lloyd George is bitter In his denunciation of the suggestion that England be dragged into another war. "France," says he, "can spend $500,000,000 on the erection of huge fortifications. We can vote plans which Involve expenditure of an extra fifteen hundred million dollars for protection. But if the Germans propose to throw up even a pillbox to guard their famous cities and their greatest Industrial area . . . then 'measures must be concerted' between the general army staffs of Britain and France." The "fastest" double star ts found, and that is the big news. "Twin suns" close together, in the constellation of Ophluchus, revolve completely around each other In twenty months. The shortest period of revolution for any other "binary" star Is five years. Some revolve only once In a hundred years. Nature Is both fast and slow; the electron in the atom revolves around the proton thousands of millons of times in a second. The lens-shaped Milky Way above your head, in which our sun is one of thirty thousand million specks of light, revolves once In 225,000,000 years. No limit to bigness, no limit to smallness, apparently. That naval conference In London ends, quite to the satisfaction of England, with the situation about as it was when Hiram Johnson of California put the situation in these few words: "Great Britain builds as she prefers; the United States builds as Great Britain permits." England- actually says to the United States, "You must build no more cruisers with Right-inch guns; we do not like them." And the United States humbly says, "All right, then we shall not build any." It Is the old story: .England has statesmen, we have politicians—and some of them are Anglomaniac snobs. Big business, like little business, has had its trouble, but here and there It is still big business. In his annual report for General Motors, Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., reports net sales last year amounting to $1,155,041,511, against $802,072,070 the year before; a gain of more than two hundred and ninety-two million dollars. That means many new cars, and families made happier. The company paid out in vvuges more tlmn three hundred and twenty-three million dollars, not including wages paid indirectly to thousands of workers producing materials of which automobiles are made. Sixty of Mussolini's planes have wiped out Harur, Ethiopia's second biggest city, one of 40,000 inhabitants. "Civilized" Europe, England leading, bemoans the fact that a Mohammedan mosque, the Coptic cathedral and a Catholic church were blasted. They forget what happened in the big war, at Rhelms, Louvain and elsewhere, and the German cannon "Big Bertha" throwing at Paris shells that might well have wrecked Notre Dame, the Madeleine or the Salnte Chapelle. War is as ruthless as was nature in the earthquake that destroyed the great cathedral of Lisbon. When Pittsburgh Is through with the disaster that has almost overwhelmed the city, a monument should be erected in a park, or on the mountainside, in honor of' the courage and recuperative energy of the great Industrial city. Wl'th lights turned off, water flooding the streets, many men and women calmly continued their work, wearing coal miners' light-bearing caps, like go many gigantic glow worms. Americans still possess resourcefulness and can do what they must do. "To him that hath shall be given," even in Wall street speculation. Beginning May 1, If you buy flOO worth of stocks, you must' put $55 of your own Into the deal. This will compel small flsb to operate on a small scale and get rich slowly. If »t all. e King Features Syndicate, Ino. WNU Service. Improved I SUNDAY Uniform crurmr International II oL-lUJV-JJ-. •=- LESSON-:- By REV. P. B. FITZWATER. D. D.. llombor at Faculty, Moody Bible Imtltnle of Chicago. © Western Newspapor Union. Lesson for April 19 GOD, THE FORGIVING FATHER' LESSON TEXT—Luke 15:11-24. GOLDEN TEXT—Like as a father pltieth his children, so the Lord pit- lelh them that fear him. — Ptfalm 103:13. PIUMARY TOPIC— A. Boy's Good Father. JUNIOR TOPIC—Welcome Home. INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR TOPIC—What Is God Like? YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULT TOPIC—God's Forgiving Love. The center of Interest in this parable Is not the prodigal nor his brother, but the "certain man who md two sons." In tills parable, In a most picturesque and dramatic manner, the history of man Is portrayed from his fall to his reconciliation with God. The whole orbit of revelation is swept as It per- :alns to a sinning race and a pardoning God. He who falls to see the heart of our Father God will' miss the purpose of the parable. It should be understood and taught not as a piece of far-off ancient history, but as a portrayal of modern conditions. I. The Son's Insubordination (r. 12). There Is every Indication that this was a happy home, but a devil entered It and stirred up discontent n the heart of the younger son. He' >ecame tired of the restraints of lome. His desire for freedom moved him wilfully to choose to eave home, to throw off the constraints of a father's rule. Sin is the desire to be free from the restraints of rightful authority and Is selfish Indulgence. It starts out with wrong thoughts about God. II. The Son's Departure (v. 13). Having made the fatal decision, he went posthaste to the enjoyment; of his cherished vision. He, therefore, got his goods In portable shape and withdrew from his father's presence. Adam and Eve, after they had sinned, hid themselves. The son could not stand the )resence of his father, so he has- ened away. When the sinner casts off allegiance to God, he takes all that he has with him. III. The Son's Degeneration (vv. 13, 14). He had .his good time while his money lasted, but the end came quickly. 'Indications are that his course was soon run. From plenty n his father's house to destitution n the far country was a short journey. The sinner conies to realize :he "famine" when the very powers which ministered to his pleasure are burned out. IV. The Son's Degradation (vv. 15, 10). Ills friends lasted only while he iad money. When his money was all gone he was driven to hire out :o a citizen to feed swine. It was ndeed a change from a son In his father's house to feeding swine In a far country. It Is ever so that :hose who will not serve God are made slaves to the Devil (Rom. C: 10). This vividly portrays the story of many men and women about us, and Is a picture of the Inevitable consequences of sin. In his shame and disgrace he,could not even get the necessary food. V. The Son's Restoration (vv. 1724). 1. He "came to himself" (v. 17). When he reflected a bit he was made conscious that though he had wronged his father and ruined himself, yet he was a son of his father. In the days of his sinning he was jeslde himself. The sinner continues in his sin because he is Insane. The world calls the sinner who eaves off his evil ways crazy, but n reality he has just become sane, If sinners could be Induced to think seriously of their condition, It would be easy to get them to turn from their sins. 2. His resolution (v. 18). His reflection ripened Into resolution, The picture of his home, where even the hired servants had a superabundance, moved him to make a decision to leave the far country and go home. 3. His confession (vv. 18, 19). He acknowledged that his sin was against heaven and his father, that he had forfeited his rights to be called a son, and begged to be given a place as a hired servant. 4. His action (v. 20). Resolution will not avail unless accompanied with action. When the confession is genuine, action will follow. 5. His reception by his father (vv. 20-24). The father had not forgotten his son. No doubt during these years he longed for the son's return. He must often have looked for him, for he beheld him when he was a great way off. So anxious was he for him that he ran to meet him and fell upon his neck and kissed him. So glad was the father that he even did not hear the son's confession through, but ordered the tokens of honor to be placed upon him, receiving him back Into a son's position. Then the feast was made, expressive of the joy of bis heart. God is love; Jesus came to reveal God. This parable lays bare God's heart. Swagger Knitted Coat for' Spring or Summer That Is Done in Simple Stitch Pattern No. 6034 She's mistress of all she surveys— and you're certain to be, too, If you elect this swagger knitted coat for easy making and all-round wear this spring and summer. So easy to knit in a simple loose stitch, with stock- inette stitch for the contrasting hnr- der, you'll find Germantown wool knits up very fast. In pattern 5534 you will find complete Instructions for making the Charles II Coin Unearthed at Washington's Birthplace A copper tavern token inscribed "FoxRll-Dublln" was recently dug up at George Washington Birthplace national monument, Wakeneld, Va. Several coins also were found. One, a silver piece dated 1079, bears the likeness of Charles II and Is Inscribed, "Carolus II. Del Gratia Magna Br. Fr. et Hib Rex." This coin was in a# excellent state of preservation and was found a foot or more under the surface and outside the basement walls of the original building, which burned on Christmas day, 1780. swagger coat shown in sizes lfl-18 and 38-40; an Illustration of It and of all the stitches needed; material requirements. Send 15 cents In coins or stamps (coins preferred) to The Sewing Circle, Household Arts Dept., 250 West Fourteenth Street, New York, N. Y. FARM KITCHEN GOES MODERN AS LABORSAVING MODE ENTERS Modern labor-saving devices have changed the American kitchen from a place of drudgery, for the housewife, to a place where foods are scientifically prepared In a few minutes with little effort. And the newest cooking equipment has turned it into a room of outstanding attractiveness. Gleaming porcelain has worked a miracle In the kitchen's appearance. This sparkling, clean material, which Is used extensively on modern ranges, has replaced the dull, drab, lifeless materials formerly used. This 'new kitchen beauty has been extended to rural homes as well as- to those in the cities. The development of gas- pressure stoves, which may be used, anywhere, has kept pace with stoves that use natural gas and electricity. Floors, once neglected because of the hard use they were subjected to in the operation of the old'-fash- loned kitchen, together with walls and celling have been toned up to match the exquisite beauty of the porcelain enamel. Rubber Roads Experimental stretches of rubber highway laid in Kuala Lumpur, Mai aya, have worn well for many months, according to a report from Singapore, in the rubber plantations. Here and there, it was necessary to reflx the edges with bitumen. LARGEST ELECT SIGN DEPICTS SCENE ON BROAt New York.— A I Play, the largest of has ever seen l ' New York's 7J o Extending one ,,, sign towers ten stor! es uJ 14 resents a minion h ' The display i . gliding about in movements nmong of sea-green n Rht lazily to the top O f Wrigley chewing „ „ whom the. rtgn S hS carries out the soothlne leal efCent with themessniJ the Nerves." S " S6 « The sign contains I neon tubing, almost 70 M sulated wire. More than S receptacles and eight vanlzed sheet metnl nre annual wattage conw clent to operate all the United States for two6 the electric current requff display would serve eve, a city of 10,000. " _ i New Antarctic Land Foi by Norwegian Oil] Announcement in Oslo ( J land In the Antarctic had! covered by the Norwegian* er, Thorshavn, has aroused* terest In Norway. This dli not only of Importance In ping of the South AntarcJ but may lead to Norway i more territory In the Anton Some years ago Norway J with ,Great Britain the own* Bouvet Island, which Uei| same region and is of vali weglan whalers In the:™ The Thorshavn's discover;] that Norwegian explorers la last found the missing link ti King Leopold Land, Queen. Land and Lars Chrlstenset'il ft GREAT CONTRIBUTION; TO EOT, NOT .«« [CONOWMUMWI Guarantee— Thlf heavy, Super* Tiacllon licad It guarantied not Ig loounfiom lh«llr« body undu any condllloni, and all olh«rpa«t«oflh«lln. ar» fully guaranlMif lo glv* Mllifadloo, FOR CARS 4.40/4.50/4.754.75/5.00-19.. 4.50/4.75/5.00. 5.25/5.50-17.. 5.25/5.50-18.. 6.00-16'. 21... $7.85 8.5O 20... 8.35 -10.55 10.65 11.95 HEAVY DUTY 4.40/4.50/4.75 4.75/5.00-19.. 4.50/4.75/5.00 5.25/5.50-17.. 5.25/5.50-18.. 6.00-16 -21 $9.80 1O.6O 20... 1O.35 12.50 IZ.75 X4.I5 FOR TRUCKS $27.65 6.00-20. 6.50-20. 7.00-20. 7.50-20. 7.50-24. 8.25-20. 8.25-24. 9.00-20. 16.95 ai.95 29.10 35.20 39.00 49.30 54.75 60-75 FOR TRACTOBC 5.00-15 5.50-16 6.00-16 7.50-1 u.,.,«.«u,. t 8.25-40.,...,,.,,. 9.00-36 $ Q HREE years ago Harvey S. Fir conceived the idea that farm work would! easier, faster, and more economical if it were d on rubber. It was on the Old Homestead farm! Columbiana County, Ohio, which Mr. Firesl still operates, that he directed engineers and develop practical pneumatic tire for tractors and every wheeled implement on the farm. .The result • super-traction tire so unusual in design and so an™ in performance that a patent was issued on the tire the United States Patent Office at Washington. On tractors, Firestone Ground Grip Tires » do the work 25 per cent faster with a saving of 25 P cent in fuel cost. On sprayers, combines, binders I other tarm implements they reduce draft 40 to50p cent; do not pack the soil, sink into soft ground ort' ruts; protect equipment; do not damage crops andi speed up every farm operation. One set of tires will fit several implements,'., can be changed quickly from one implement to anoi, iwo or three sets are all you need to take care practically all your farm implements. See the Firestone Tire Dealer, implement dealer) f restone Auto Supply and Service Store today-anil Fir? 8 Y °o ° rder for new equipment, be sure tospKf rirestone Ground Grip Tires on your new tractor tarm implement. ' READ WHAT FARMERS SAY ABOtf| REMARKABLE TIRES "Ground Grip Tires gl«l tractor 100% traction onj wet ground."—George Minof, N. D. "Ground Grips save aboull half gallon tractor fuel P«l —show very little wearJ two years." —~ L. LaSalle, Colo. "In doing custom Ground Grip Tires Ican» a day over the amount« on steel lugs.''-Ho Elsbury, Sutherland «• "Ground Grip Tires my tractor on Ground « has about one-third £°u ep ,° wer / P U »' 'wo sixteen- inch plows in high gear under all conditions " D A «n Stanley,!™' R<A ' Wh «rranv. "I can nd C l8 from one Robert E H .Calif HooJter » Highland* Franfc . °f fireaone, Monday . B. C. ~ WEAF Network

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