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fHE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1963 Vanishing Horses And Horse Lore VANISHING HORSES John W. Allen Southern Illinois University Man seems always to have had strange beliefs and superstitions about other animals, along with a stock of proverbs relating to them. Naturally the greater number of these beliefs and sayings were associated with domestic animals, those with which man has been associated longer and more intimately. The horse is easily on such a list. In the ages when mythology reigned and man had many gods, some of these deities were horses. For instance, a team of these mythical creatures swept across the sky each day with the sun in tow. Thunder was explained as the resounding hoofbeats of invisible horses charging about the sky. People living in ancient Greece thought its mountains inhabited with warring creatures, the Contours, that were half man —half horse. Upon the death of a Norse warrior, it was thought that a goddess called a Valkyrie came to carry the departing soul to Valhalla. » » * In some countries a few centuries ago it was not unusual muse /m.rieo's Largtil Sitting TOILET TANK BALL Tht efficitnf Wator Moittr Initanlly ilopi the flow of wot.r afttr oath flushing. 75c AT HARDWARE STORES to bury a warrior's steed with him. After the American Indians acuired horses they sometimes followed the practice. Until our own time a cavalryman's funeral was hardly complete unless a saddled and ri­ derless steed was led in the funeral procession. It is reported that such a horse with stirrups reversed followed General Pershing's body to Arlington. Since the coming of automobiles and tractors, work horses, for all practical purposes, have disappeared. Old Dobbin, the faithful and gentle family nag who would kindly lower his head to be bridled by the six or seven-year-old and then meekly follow the tot about can't be found. Old Dobbin—it might be Bess—was not a horse as much as an institution. As the horse population has decreased so has horse lore— and horseshoes. No longer does the walker along the roadway, if there be such, keep a lookout for a lost horseshoe, pick it up, count the nails in it to see the years of good luck assured, then carry it home to fasten above the doorway, being careful that the prongs wore turned upward in order that the good luck it brought would not drain out. Sleeping with a horseshoe under one' pillow on New Years Eve assured good luck through all the coming year. Good Luck was assured by the finding of an entire horseshoe, not so for finding a broken piece. Any possibility of misfortune that attended the finding of a piece could be avoided by picking it up, spitting on it and tossing it over the right shoulder—some said the left. Finding a mule shoe definitely indicated bad luck that could be avoided by leaving the shoe lie and spitting between the fingers toward it. * » • Are any youngsters left who, when a grey hair from a horse's tall is found, place it in the watering trough or some rain water and expect it to become a very small nonpoisonous snake? GETS CARD FROM JFK SPOKANE, Wash. (AP)—Jennie D. Bassett turned 105 Tuesday, and relatives say she got "lots and lots" of cards, cakes and flowers. But one of Mrs. Bassett's most treasured remembrances is a birthday card from the White House signed by the late President John F. Kennedy. It was postmarked in Washington, D.C., Friday, Nov. 22, the day the president was assassinated in Dallas. The term "kayak" is applied properly only to a boat used by an Eskimo man, according to the Encyclopedia Britannlca. PILES And Other Rectal Disease Successfully Treated with Office Methods by DR. w. c. MCGREGOR Who Can Be Consulted at Mt. Vernon, Hotel Emmerson Thursday Forenoon DEC. 5th HOURS: 8-11 A.M. AND WED. EVENING, DEC. 4th HOURS: 7-8:30 P.M. Dr. McGregor treats Varicose Veln« and leg Ulcen by non-confining methods. Also diseases of the Stomach, Bowels, liver, Gall Bladder, Nerves, Heart, Blood, Skin, Kidneys, Prostate, Bladder, Catarrh of the Nose and Throat, Asthma, Bronchitis, Rheumatism of the Joints and Muscles, High Blood Pressure, Goiter and other chronic diseases. Trusses fitted. Write for free booklet. Address— W. C. McGregor, M. D. 553 Aldlne St. Chicago, Illinois Finding one wire worm made 1 a lifetime believer in this magic. These same youngsters, as they went about, observed white horses and "stamped" them. This brought good luck. After a goodly number, say 100, no wish could be denied the stamper. There were many proverbs relating to horses. Here arc a few. "A short horse is soon curried." "A hungry horse makes a clean manager." "Don't. look a gift horse in the mouth." "Don't ride a free horse too far." "No good horse has a bad color." And there is the one attributed to Lincoln . . . "It is best not to swap , horses while crossing a stream." There were a hundred others. [ Fanciful and wierd remedies j were prescribed for ailing horses, i be it bots, barbed wire lacerations or nails in their feet. For bots they were given tobacco. Barbed wire lacerations were treated by greasing the offending section of wire with a piece of fat pork. Infection that might result from nails stepped on was prevented by sticking the nail in lard and laying it up somewhere. Equally good results could be had by burning the nail driving it in wood, or carrying it in the pocket. Some held the horses foot over burning woolen rags. More prurient fanners cleaned the wound and poured in turnentine. * # * It was said that horses could see ghosts and that was why they shied when the rider or driver could see nothing unusual. Horses also played parts in many a ghost story like the one ridden by the headless horseman pursuing Tehabod Crane. A number of horses appeared in the phantom funeral at Prairie du Roeher and a ghostly black steed was a principal in the Lakey story at McLcansboro. Men sometimes got "on a high horse" and "rode roughshod" over others. A spirited young man. though "horscfac- ed." could "feel his oats" and engage in "horseplay." It was not unusual to hear someone give the "horse laugh." A famished man "ate like a horse" and it was a "man on horseback" who controlled the situation. People observed the behavior of horses and made weather prophecies accordingly. Perhaps the scarcity of horses handicaps those who nresentlv seek to make weather predictions. It may even account for a shortage of "horse sense." FARRINGTON CENTER Mr. and Mrs. Ira Grocmvalt will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary, Sunday, November 23. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Huff of Bluford are the parents of a daughter, born Thursday at Ml. Vernon Hospital. She weighed six pounds and has hern named Karmen Michell. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Carl Blankcnship. the great- grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Harve Knauss. Norman French and family visited friends in Champaign, Saturday. Meda Fox and Floyd Johnson visited Gussie Johnson, who is a patient in th.; Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Saturday. Darrell French and family of Aurora visited Mr. and Mrs. Pearl French over the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Don Ward spent Thanksgiving with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Byars in Fields township. The Farrington school basketball game was well attended Friday night. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Simmons of Mt. Morris, 111., spent Thursday night with Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Pierce and other relatives over the weekend. E a r I c n e Greenwalt and daughter, Beverly and Imogene Wilson shopped in Evansville, Ind., Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dono- 1 ho, Sharon Donnho, and Mrs. Mary Clark were dinner guests i in the Merely Kcele home in Mt. Vernon, Sundav. ! Rev. and Mrs. Rolla Ellerj wore dinner guests with Mr. j and Mrs. Guy Donolio, near' Iuka, Sunday. i Linda Bufkin and son of Chicago are visitinj; her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wilson in Shields. Johnnie Pierce's children visited with him last Sunday to help him celebrate his birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Ward Willis shopped in Benton. Mondav. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Johnson of Orchardville visited his uncle, Floyd Johnson, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Willie Ellis visited his sisters, Ruby Lowery and Ethel Lowery and daughter, Ixiuise and other relatives in northern Illinois last week. Harry Envin, was ^uest speaker at the PTA meeting Farrington school. Sir Winston Churchill, holding his ever-present cigar, is pictured at his London home earlier this year. The statesman—often praised as the greatest living Englishman —will celebrate his 8!)th birthday Nov. '^8. (.VI' Wirephoto) way. Tuesday. Aline Ganieany visited Mabel Knauss Tuesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Holloway visited Mr. and Mrs. Amos Wilson, Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Chas French were dinner guests in the Emil Brinkman homo in Hoffman, ; III., recently. ' Mrs. Mamie Flowers of Johnsonville. Olive Ellis of Mt. Vernon. Mr. and Mrs. Euell Clark ; of Iuka. Mrs. Thelma Donoho and Mark. Lisa Donoho. Darrell Donoho, Mrs .Ruby Mills, Mrs. Cecil Donoho and F.arl Pierce helped Mark Clark colehrate her birthday recently. \ Mr. and Mrs. Char'es Frrnrh : visited Mr. and Mrs. Roy Omm! bacher. Friday and Saturday in ! Owensville, Ind. at ^llllliNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMinillllllllllllllllllN I LUXURY 1 SPECIAL 1 Harry Chambliss and Carl Blankcnship went phcn.sant hunting near Oliampaign last week, and came home with the Mr. and Mrs. Archie Coil attended the birthday party for their granddaughier, ivhra Brieseacher, who was two venr.s old. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wilson spent Sunday in La Grange visiting their daughter, Linda Bufkin and family. Thelma Jones of Kentucky visited her father, Jasper Donoho in the B. F. McConnaughliay home last week. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilson of Mt. Vernon visited his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Amos Wilson, Sunday. i Mrs. Inez Bond and Mrs. Leo Byars visited patients in the Lowery Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon, Friday afternoon. Miss Alice Wilson of Carbondale spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wilson. Meda Fox visited Margaret Stocked in Mt. Vernon Hospital. Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Pierce visited her aunt, Mrs. Stella Ilenson, in Flora, Sunday. Mrs. Paul Craig and son visited Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hollo- Mary Poller, Rhonda and Robert Knauss visited Maggie Knauss. Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Manion of Centralia visited Mr. and Mrs. Luther Donnho. Mrs. Manion is the former Audrey Smith, and lived in this community years ;i •,'<>. Gussie Johnson is able to be at her home, alter lieint; a patient in the Mt. Vernon Hospital, for the past, six days. Mr. and Mrs. Curt French visited Maggie Knauss. Sunday. Tammie Minor, lit'le daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Minor of Aurora underwent heart surgery recently. She is recovering wonderfully. We are all so happy f-M- her and nor parents. . . . Meda Fox, Cor. DEFY HI RLE RULING NORTH BROOKFIELD, Mass. (API — The only school committee in Massachusetts defying a U. S. Supremo Court decision banning required school prayers and Bible readings has asked Massachusetts congressmen for help. The eammittee voted 6-1 Friday night io petition the congressmen and senators to work to restore the prryers and readings in public schools. Accident Insurance Since lOIJS. about 10 million l.I. S. families have acquired major medical insurance to help cover major crippling injuries and catastrophic illness. Head-Hunting Althnuirh head-hunting now is forbidden everywhere, old collections of skulls still may be seen in villages of Borneo and New Guinea. Some Changes In 1964 Feed Grain Program Participation in the feed grain program will be necessary again in 1964 in order to be eligible for price support on 196-1-crop corn, grain sorghum, and barley, Parker Pierce, chairman, Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee, reminds farmers. Minimum acreage diversion under the program will be 20 percent of a farm's total feed grain base (for the three grains.) Producer sign up will start Fob* ruary 10, 1964. The chairman explained that the program for the three grains will be similar to the 1963 program except for these slight modifications: (1) Maximum diversion will be the larger of 25 acres or 50 percent of the base, rather than 25 acres or 40 percent of the base; (2) In computing diversion and price-support payments, the average yield figures will be based on the 4-year (1959-62) average instead of the 2-year (1959-60) average; (3) While the total price supports for the three grains in 1964 are unchanged from 1963 levels, a slightly larger proportion of the supports will be available as loans or purchases, with corresponding decreases in price-support payments; (4) Neither the diversion or price support per acre rale of payments can exceed 20 percent of the fair market value of the acreage involved; and (5) The maximum payment rate will apply to all the acreage diverted where the total diversion on the farm is 40 percent or more of the base. Support prices for grains included in the 1964 feed grain program were announced July 18, 1963, as follows: Corn (per bu.), $1.10 loan, 15-cent price-support Cartoonist Hatlo And Phil Baker Dead COPENHAGEN TAP) - Phil Baker, 67, n leading figure of the 1920s and 1930s as an entertainer, died Saturday. Baker, who appeared on the American stage, vaudeville, movies, radio and television, retired in 1955 and moved to Copenhagen with his Danish-born wife, Irmgard. C ARM EL, Calif. (AP) — James (Jimmy) Hatlo, 65, syndicated cartoonist with the Hearst King Features, died Sunday of a heart attack. His cartoons, "They'll Do It Every Time" and "Little Iodine" were appearing in more than 700 newspapers through the world. PHILADELPHIA (API—Harry Lieback, 90, former vice president of the Scott Paper Co., died Saturday. GREENSBORO, N.C .(AP)Mrs. Cleze Gill Morris, 78, a former circus performer billed as "the tallest woman in the world," died Sunday. Mrs. Morris stood 6-foot-8 and traveled most of her life with the Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey circus. She was born in Orillia, Ont. Described Kangaroo The kangaroo first was described by Captain James Cook in 1773 after he saw some in what now is North Queensland, Australia, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. payment, $1.25 tolal support; grain sorghum (per cwt.l, $1.77 loan, 23-cent payment, $2 total support; barley (per bu.), Si- cent loan, 12-cent payment, 96- cent total support. The vocal organ of birds \% known as the syrinx. "Miir PAST 40 Troubled with GETTING UP NIGHTS rains in BACK, HIPS, LEGS Tiredness, LOSS OF VIGOR If you nro n victim of theso symp» toms then vour troubles mny bo tr.iind to Glnndulnr Inflammation, Glnndulnr Inflammation ia « constitutional disease mid modicinea dint, givo temporary relief will not remove tho causes of your troubles. Neglect of Glandular Inf]nmma» tion often leads to premnture nenll* ity, and im.urablo conditions. 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