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VOL. 36. NO. 39
IOWA BOY WINS
Writes the Best Article on "Ben
efits of Enlistment in United
BEATS TEN MILLION RIVALS
Gets Free TWp to Washington and
3oI Medal From Secretary Baker
bell, a fifteen-year-old Clinton (la.)
high school pupil, has been awarded
first pnze in the army national school
essay contest for the best essay on the
"Benefits of Enlistment in the United
States Army." Ten million school
children participated in the contest,
inaugurated to stimulate enlistment
in the army.
young Campbell will receive from
thA war department a free trip to
Washington, where Secretary of War
Baker will pin a gold medal on his
Here's the Essay.
Campbell's winning essay follows:
"As Horace Greeley once said,
'Young man, go West,' we now say,
Young man, join the army.' Why? It
is the big opportunity of the age.
"Are you physically weak?
"'Health is the first wealth,' and
the army is a health builder. It pro
vides wholesome food clean, comfor
table surroundings, proper clothing
and medical attention when^ necessary.
Physical exercise is compulsory, and
every encouragement is given athlet
ics. These, with outdoor life, make
men straight, strong and healthy.
"Do you seek an education?
"You can attend school at any army
post and study grammar and high
"Would you learn a trade?
"The government has recently ap
propriated $2,000,000 for the establish
ment and maintenance of vocational
schools, where you can learn to be a
mechanic, auto repair man, electrician,
telegraph operator, chemist or almost
anything else you wish. These courses
prepare you for a return to civil life
or continued service in the army.
"Do you long for travel and adven
"Join the army. You can be an en
gineer at the Panama canal, a wire
less operator in the Philippines, a line
man In Alaska, or an aviator flying in
the clouds. Whenever possible, the
government gives you a choice of sta
"In the army you can travel, learn,
and earn at the same time.
Uncle Worries for You.
"You may think army pay Is low.
In addition to the $30 a month, Uncle
Sam pays for your food, clothing, rent,
light and fuel. With the present high
cost of living, why not leave all the
worries to Uncle Sam? After thirty
years' service, you can retire on three
fourths pay plus $15.75 a month. The
army is not all work and drilling.
There are movies, libraries, games, mu
sic and dances furloughs whenever
"Do you admire courage, honest,
square dealing, resolution and tenac
ity of purpose? You will find these
Qualities in men like Washington,
Grant, Sherman, Roosevelt and Per
shingmen developed in our army..
"This training of body, mind and
soul, ffnd these opportunities for edu
cation, travel and adventure are more
than sufficient reasons for joining the
army but there is another and great
er motive for donning the 'olive drab.'
Do you love your country, and would
you be worthy of her? You must be
willing to serve her both in war and
"Have you, like Nathan Hale, one
life to give for your country? If so,
join the army."
Minister Quits Pulpit
More Money in Factory
Peekskill, N. Y.Rev. Ellis
Slipperly, pastor in three sub
urban Methodist Episcopal
churches, has discarded his frock
coat for a pair of overalls and
began work as an apprentice
pearl cutter in a factory here.
He announced he had resigned
his pastorate because he "could
not make both ends meet," and
would confine his preaching to
"relief work which would not in
terfere with factory duties."
His salary as a pearl cutter
would be several hundred dol
lars a year more than his salary
as a minister, he said.
Not Referring to Human Kind.
Martinsburg, W. Va.Residents of
this city like their pork, but they ob
ject to seeing it running around pro
miscuously. As a result, a hot elec
tion campaign' is being waged over
the question of allowing hogs to be
kept within the city limits.
Saving Her Own "Bacon."
Kokomo, Ind.-"Trixie," pet dog of
Charles Botorff, is the only dog known,
to pay her own taxes.. She wj*F given
a $5 bill and Immediately rambled to
the tax assessor's office, paid her tax
and returned to her master with the
BIDDIE GROWS SPURS
Chicago Surgeon Produces He
Hen With Knife.
Transplanted Glands Cause Hen
Develop All Characteristics
experiments of Dr.
Victor D. Lespinasse of the North
western university in tinkering with
the sex of the common hen and his
demonstrations before medical experts
have aroused the interest of chicken
"It was a simple enough operation,"
explained Doctor Lespinasse^ "just
the transplanting of the interstitial
glands of a rooster to a hen. But the
result -was surprising and perhaps no
one was more surprised than the hen
nerself. Within a few weeks she beior
gan to develop all the characteristics
of a chanticleer,
"She grew a comb and wattles.
Saddle feathers appeared next and
finally a pair of spurs. She took to
strutting pompously about the barn
yard, lording it over the other fowls.
"Instead of cackling, our near
rooster would essay a feeble kee-a
kee. A full-sized he-crow is about the
only thing that's lacking to complete
heror, I might say, hisrooster-
The he-hen is now on a farm in the
suburbs of Chicago.
In further experiments' with ani
mals, Doctor Lespinasse succeeded re
cently in producing "Siamese Twin"
dogs. These didn't live long, but were
CHEERED BY TENANTS
Judge William Morris was cheered
by tenants and court attaches when he
removed his robe and, standing in his
shirt sleeves, told one Chicago land
lord he could "go to the Supreme court,
or to h"
MRS. SPIKER NOW CITIZEN
English Girl Is Made Happy by Ac
tion of Bureau of Immigra-
Baltimore, Md.Mrs. Emily Knowles
Spiker, the English girl who married
the brother of the father of her baby,
Alfred Ray Spiker, in Fall River,
Mass., was made happy by notification
from the bureau of immigration of the
department of labor that she had been
officially recognized as an American
citizen and will not be deported.
The bureau also informed her lawyer
that the two Liberty bonds of $500
each, put up by Mrs. Cora Spiker,
wife of the father of her baby, would
be returned to her by the treasury de
The Spiker case has attracted wide
spread attention, owing to the attitude
of Mrs. Cora Spiker, the wife of the
returned soldier, who made affidavit
that she had forgiven her husband
and that his confession had caused
no change in the marital happiness,
and to the attitude of Guy Spiker, her
brother-in-law, who, before he had
seen the girl, expressed his willing
ness to marry'-her.
IS READY FOR TOURISTS
France Will Use Hospital Trains to
Carry Sightseers Over
ParisHotel accommodations In
France being limited, French authori
ties designated to handle the tourists
that will visit the battlefields in the
country this summer plan to use hos
pital trains to carry the sightseers.
Each train will be arranged with all
the necessities for a week or ten-day
tour of the British, French and Amer
France expects 500,000 American
tourists this summer. Steps have been
taken to prevent hotels in the larger
towns and cities from charging exces
A New Plutocrat Looms Up.
Bluefield, W. Va.Before he left
for the army a Coeburn boy bought a
barrel" of whisky and buried it. Re
cently he was discharged from service
and today he is $1,200 richer than be
was. Revenue officers would be In
terested in learning how and to whom
he made the sale.
JUNIOR RED GROSS
WORKING AT HOME
Production of Sound American
Citizenship the First Aim,
Says Dr. Farrand.
On the badge of every member of
the Junior Red Cross are the words
MI Serve." That tells the story of the
school children's branch of the Ameri
can Red Cross and its efforts to bring
happiness to children throughout the
Realizing that the time never was
so propitious as right now for teach
ing the-highest Ideals of citizenship,*1l^rn,Im
the entire present program of the Jun
Red Cross has been framed under
the very Inclusive phrase, "Training
for Citizenship Through Service" for
others. Since the Junior Red Cross Is
the agency through which the Ameri
can Red Cross reaches the schoolboys
and the schoolgirls, all its activities
are designed to come within the regu
lar school program, and without creat
ing new courses or increasing the num
ber of studies to lend its aid In vitaliz
ing the work of the schools.
"The thing that is needed," says Dr.
Livingston Farrand, Chairman of the
American Red Cross Central Commit
tee, "is not a perpetuation of the Jun
ior Red Cross, but the training and
breeding of sound American citizenship
inspired by the true, fundamental
ideals of sound democracy. One of the
great conceptions in making the Red
Cross a contributor to better citizen
ship in our American democracy is the
realization that after all the sole hope
of any* nation is with the children of
The plan of organization of the Jun
ior Red Cross makes the schoolpub
lic, parochial and privatethe unit,
not the Individual pupils. Mutual serv
ice, helpful community work such as
clean-up campaigns, care of the sick,
promotion of health regulations, par
ticipation in civic and patriotic move
mentsall these creative agencies de
signed to translate Into life and action
the regular school program are parts
of the machinery which the Junior Red
Cross places at the disposal of the
Graded study courses giving prac
tical methods of civic training, supple
mented by pamphlets and helpful sug
gestions, are supplied to the local
schools by the Junior Red Cross. An
elaborate plan for promoting ah Inter
change of correspondence between chil
dren in different sections of the United
States as well as with children In for
eign lands is being devised and will
take a prominent place in the estab
lished classroom program.
In promoting the general cause of
child welfare, Red Gross courses In
home hygiene and care of the sick,
first aid, and dieting may be estab
lished in all Junior Red Cross Aux
The Ideals and the objective of the
Junior Red Cross are embodied in the
pledge of. service which the pupU takes
when he signs the membership roll and
pins on his coat the Junior's badge.
The pledge which binds together serv
ice and citizenship reads:
"We will seek in all ways to Iiye up
to the Ideals of the Junior Red Cross
and devote ourselves to Its service.
"We will strive never to bring dis
credit to this, our country, by any un
"We will revere and obey our conn
try's laws and do our best to Inspire a
like reverence and obedience In those
"We will endeavor in all these ways
as good citizens, to transmit America
greater, better and more beautiful than
she was transmitted to us."
At the foundation of this school pro
gram of the Junior Red Cross Is a
great love for America's children.
RED CROSS ACTIVE
IN DISASTER RELIEF
When disaster hits a community
fire, flood, earthquake, explosion, bad
wreck or tornadothe American Red
Cross can be depended upon to follow
right at Its heels with help for the
stricken people. Red Cross relief Is
almost immediately forthcomingfood,
clothing, shelter and funds doctors,
nurses and special workers with long
experience in handling similar trouble
During the last year, ending June 80,
there was an average of four disasters
a month in the United States. One
hundred and fifty communities In
twenty-seven states suffered. The
largest and most destructive of these
were the tidal wave at Corpus Christ!,
Texas, and tornadoes in Mississippi,
Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Ohio,
Indiana and Illinois.
In these events of horror 850 per
sons were killed, 1,500 were injured,
18,000 were made homeless, about 80,-
000 families needed help, the property
loss was nearly $100,000,000 and al
most $1,000,000 in relief funds, not in
cluding emergency supplies was exVenetian
To the sufferers from all disai
daring the year, the American
Cross sent $120,000 worth of
plies, HO Red Cross nurses and seven
special relief trains. To meet the
needs of the stricken, the organisation
set up ten relief stations, operated
thirty food canteens and as many
emergency hospitals. One hundred
and twenty-five Red Gross chapters
gave disaster relief service.
If disaster ever strikes this town or
county, the citizens can be absolutely
sure the Red Gross will be right o&
hand to help them In every way.
ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS. MjlN.. SATURDAY: SEPTEMBER 25,1920
Captives Are Shot to Death With
First Make Victims Dig Graves, Then
Execute Them for the
Amsterdam?The correspondent of
the Handelsblad, who recently re
turned from a trip in soviet Russia,
gives the following account of his in
vestigations of thev activities of the
Chinese, employed there by the bol
sheviki as executioners.
"Such horrible stories were being
told in Europe about these Chinese
that thought it worth my while to
about th^a. As a joke, I
asked everyone who asked my opinion
of the bolsheviki to Sshow me some
'real man-killing Chinese,' but I always
was told they couldn't produce any
just now because they had all gone to
the Denikine front.
"I was told the Chinese, if com
manded by their own officers were ex
cellent soldiers, but they ran like hares
if their officers were killed. Execu
tions are now very rare in Moscow,
bu,t, in August, when thousands of
counter-revolutionaries were slaugh
tered, it was carried out by the Chi
nese because the authorities feared
the Russian soldiers^would refuse to
do the work.
"The Chinese do this work indiffer
entlylike they do all other work they
are ordered to perform. They are
blind, conscienceless tools in the hands
of the men who feed' them and pay
them and who rtfofelr them from the
position of coolies in jgrtiich they came
to Russia to the raifjc of soldier, of
"If the 'boltsjak' (his name for bol
shevik) orders something, the Chinese
does it, and he does ifc in his typically
practical way. He first makes the vic
tim dig his own grave and then shoots
him with his revolver. He is not cruel
about it, just practical.
"When boltsjak says kill, then he
kills with an unperturbed face. And
when boltsjak says, *Yo may stop
now,' with the same cool face he lets
his victim go."
The correspondent after some weeks,
in Russia left when he was refused
permission to make Investigations
freely as he pleased.
Assert Ancient Tribes
Did Much Irrigating
Albuquerque, N. M.-That
prehistoric peoples of New Mex
ico did a good deal of irrigat
ing is indicated by the remains
of canals and ditches found in
the state, as well as in other
parts of the Southwest, accord
ing to H. F. Robinson, head of
the Indian irrigation bureau
The remains of 217 miles of
ditches built by the Pueblo In
dians alone are to be found, and
there are evidences of elaborate
water systems at the Salt River
valley in Arizona.
These ditches were all dug by
hand, according to Mr. Robin
son, and *clay banks and beds
were constructed where the way
lay over a sandy plain, while the
method of blasting through
rocks was to heat the rocks,
crack them with large stones
and remove them from the way.
$5,000 FOR MOSQUITO BITE
Demand Is Made by Sailor in 8uit
Brought in Brooklyn Supreme
New York.The tale of a ship beset
by swarms of mosquitoes during a
voyage along the south Atlantic coast
was unfolded in a complaint filed In
the Brooklyn supreme court in a suit
for $5,000 damages brought by Hen
dricus De Raay, a sailor.
De Raay alleges that after he had
been bitten severely, officers of the
steamship Gulfcoast, belonging to the
Gulf Refining company, refused to
give ointment to him.
The company has asked for a bill of
particulars, denying that the officers
refused the ointment, and declaring
that mosquito bites,were part of the
assumed risk of employment.
ITALY MAKES OYSTERS SAFE
Removes Impurities by Keeping Them
in Sterilized Sea Water for a
Washington.An Italian company
has perfected a process for removing
impurities from oysters, according to
a report to the bureau of foreign and
On being taken from beds along the
coast the oysters are shipped
to Rome, the shells carefully washed
and thrown into great tanks filled with
sterilized sea water. The tanks are
constantly replenished and the flowing
water has been found to wash all im
purities from the oysters which, after
a -week's "treatment" are shipped to
Hash? .It Just Grow*.
Warren, O.When Scout Executive
nids asked a Warren boy scout for a
lefinition of hash In an examination
or a cooking merit badge the scout
replied: "Hash is not made it Just
He won the medal,/
MAKING WAR ON
American Red Cross Announces
Budget of $48,200,000
For Current Year.
NEW DISASTER RELIEF PLAN.
Continuance of Heavy Work Abroad
Deemed Necessary to Protect
Less Than Last Year.
A program of relief and service to
ward which appropriations of $48,-
200,000 have been made has been out
lined for the American Red Cross for
the fiscal year, July 1, 1920, to July 1,
1921, according to official announce
ment by national headquarters of the
organization at Washington. The fig
ures for 1920-21 are $21,000,000 below
those of 1919-20, in which $69,400,000
Important among the items of the
budget for the present year is the ap
propriation of $31,500,000 for relief in
foreign lands, which includes $11,000,-
000 In purchased supplies on hand and
Must Protect United States.
This will enable the American Red'
Cross to continue its humanitarian ef
fort to aid stricken peoples to re-estab
lish themselves, to fight the disease epi
demics which threaten many countries
and to efface largely the remaining
traces of the blight left by the World
War. It is regarded as social as well
as physical sanitation on a large scale
that will have a direct bearing on fu
ture conditions in America.
Central Europe, the chief sufferer
from the conflict, today is facing an
other winter of famine, pestilence and
ruin. Typhus decreased much during
the summer months where last winter
It had its greatest stronghold, but phy
sicians who Investigated the situation
at the behest of the League of Red
Cross Societies have given their un
qualified opinion that this coming win
ter will see a recurrence on an un
precedented scale. The Red Cross
feels It must continue preventive meas
ures abroad to keep this and other
deadly maladies from the United
Millions for Work at Home.
When the disease was sweeping Cen
tral Europe last winter the American
Red Cross, with the aid of the govern
ments of afflicted nations, undertook the
fight against it Hospitals were estab
lished wherever possible and food and
clothing were distributed to the un
dernourished populations, who by rea
son of their undernourishment were
easy prey to the epidemics. Where
disorganization contributed last year
t the great inroads made by the dis
ease, by virtue of its knowledge of the
disease and the presence of well es
tablished hospital centers, the Ameri
can Red Cross this year will undertake
the work with a new confidence.
Including the total of $11,000,000 in
supplies left from the last fiscal year,
the $31,500,000 is $21,000,000 less than
the expenditures for 1919-20.
Appropriations for domestic activi
ties total $16,700,000.
The largest Item of this "home"
budget is $7,800,000 for civilian relief
work. This includes service and as
sistance for families of soldiers, sail
ors and marines, and work incidental
to disaster. Of the total appropria
tion for civilian relief, $5,000,000 is
held in reserve for the carrying out of
actual disaster relief.
Reduced Overhead Expense.
The Red Cross Invariably is the first
thought of a community visited by ca
lamity. With this in mind, it was de
termined by the Executive Committee
in preparing the budget of 1919-20 to
have a fixed reserve fund from which
to draw in these instances.
For assistance te soldiers, sailors
and marines in hospitals and In camps
this year $1,900,000 has been set aside.
Four million two hundred thousand
dollars has been appropriated for im
provement of health and prevention
of disease throughout the United
States during the current twelve
months. The Red Cross Is co-operat
ing fully with the United States Health
Service in this work and through its
Junior Red Cross is doing much to
spread among children the principles
of sanitation. An appropriation of $1,-
000,000 has been made for developing
the peace time program of the Red
jCross by service to its chapters in all
The appropriation f $48,200,000 Is
exclusive of the local expenditures ,f
the 3,000 or more chapters.
Administration expenses this year
will Nbe $1,800,000. Last year they
for workers to come and ask yen
for a renewal of your member
ship. Send in your dollar to the
nearest local chapter of the
American Red Cross. Welcome
the opportunity and privilege of
repledging your fellowship by
promptly answering the
Fourth Roll Gall
November 11-25, 1920'
HIS NAME WAS BIBLE
So Judge Thought He Could Take
Chance on Him.
Almost Lost Confidence in Human
Nature When Paroled Prisoner
Tulsa, Okla.Because his last
name sounded all right, Judge Maxey
of this city released Le-vus Bible on
his own recognizance when he was
arraigned on the charge of passing a
"Your name," said the Judge,
"sounds all right. I'm betting that
you will come back on the day set
for your trial." 1
The day came, and the hour9
o'clock in the forenoonand no Bible
put in an appearance. The witnesses
were there, both for the state and.
the defense. They Imd not seen Bible
since the day he was released.
"This is one time you have made a
mistake," observed the county attor
ney to Judge Maxey. The judge shook
"His name is all right," he con
tended, "and he looked all right to
me. But I may have been mistaken."
At 9:30 the witnesses were dis
charged and the case set over to an
other day. Judge Maxey ordered that
the sheriff be sent to him he would
have Lewis Bible apprehended.
Ten o'clock came and a man on
crutches hobbled into the court room.
He was Lewis Bible, with one leg
done up in splints and bandages.
"I got here as soon as I could,
Judge," he said.
Then he explained that after his re
lease he went to Cometa and went to
work. His leg was broken the first
day, and he had been In bed ever
since. A friend in Cometa volunteered
to take him to court to answer the
charge against him, but his automo
bile balked and he did not reach the
court house in time. Later it devel
oped that Bible-had not passed a bad
"You have restored my confidence
in human nature and my ability to
read it," said Judge Maxey as he dis
charged Lewis Bible.
KNOWS FROG LANGUAGE
Madame Phlsalie, head of the path
ological laboratory of the Colonial^
Museum of Natural History In Pans,
who claims she understands the lan
guage of frogs, beetles and other crea
tures. It was her husband, Doctor
Bertrand Phlsalie of the Pasteur in
stitute who discovered the curative
germ. AUSTRIAN ARMY DRAWS FEW
Efforts to Raise 30,000 Soldiers Meet
Little Response in Vienna
Vienna, Austria.Austria is trying
to organize an army to succeed the
volkswehr under the provisions of the
bill hurriedly passed during the panic
that followed the German revolution.
It is to be composed of 30,000 men.
The treaty prohibits any aviation
The conservatives won their point
in securing the allocation of recruiting
in the prpvlnces on a population ba
sis and in provisions prohibiting polit
ical activity by the military forces.
These provincial units are to be gar
risoned within the province Itself. No
man may be foisted upon a unit in a
province in which he was not recruit
ed without the consent of the province
itself, and the men must be bona fide
citizens of their province. On the one
hand will be an army of peasant lads,
and on the other of industrial classes
from the manufacturing centers.
In spite of the active efforts of the
Socialists to spur recruiting, few men
have applied for enlistment In Vienna
or the other industrial centers, while
reports from the provinces are even
Swamp a Beautiful Park.
Wellington, Kan.Women of this
dty are given credit for the transfor
mation, within a few years, of an un
sightly, swampy thirty-acre tract into
a beautiful city park. It has been
named "Community park." It is laid
.out with artistic landscape effect, re
plete? with trees, shrubs and flower
bed. It contains a park house, sur
rounded with large shade trees, a
neat modern stone building contain
ing a large reception room, dining
room and kitchen, that will accommo
date comfortably about 250 persons.
The park house is used for entertain
ments, banquets and parties.
$2,40 PEE YEAR
GARDEN OF EDEN
American Church Crusaders Are
Hampered by Lack of
CALL FROM "CRADLE OF RACE"
Arabs Show Willingness to Accept
What Formerly They Fought
Mesopotamia Is Completely
Changed by World War.
New York.Wanted: Doctors and
nurses for the Garden of Eden.
The call comes from the "cradle of
the race" itself, the land -watered by
the Tigris and the EuphratesMeso
potamia. And the need stands be
tween American crusaders and the an
swer to their piajers for 30 5 ears.
For decades the Garden of Eden and
all the vast expanse of desert, steppe
and fertile coast land that is Arabia
ha\e flamed with the fanaticism of
pagan and of Moslem tribes. For 30
years the mission workers among
these Arabs, notably the Arabish mis
sion of the Reformed Church of Amer
ica, have prayed for a means to pene
trate tins barrier and reach these wild
tribesmen. And they have prayed for
a change in the spirit of the people.
Prayers Are Answered.
To both prayers have come answers.
An economic, social and religious
study of the country now being con
ducted by the Interchurch World
Movement as a means to making prac
ticable a closer co-operation of Ameri
can Evangelical churches in their com
mon tasks, shows that Mesopotamia
has been completely changed by the
world war and that all Arabia has
been affected. The survey shows, too,
that medical work is the best and in
many cases the only possible method
by which the initial contact may be
established between the pagans and
Moslems, on one side, and the cru
saders of the cross, on the other.
And now, when the Arabs show a
willingness to accept what formerly
they foughtwhen unparalleled op
portunities for service are offered the
crusadersthey are helpless for lack
of doctors and nurses.
The finest hospital of the Reformed
church mission is standing idle, re
ports the Interchurch World Move
And the survey reveals more than
the need of medical men and women.
There is a shortage of workers, both
foreign and native.
Large Unexplored Territory.
Arabia, the survey shows, contains
the largest unexplored territory in
Asiapossibly in the world. It has a
total arpa of 1,230,276 square miles
and it lies in the southeastern part of
the great peninsula. The crusaders of
the cross have been limited to the east
ern coast and the vicinity of Eden.
Hejaz, the Moslem "holy land"
where he Mecca and Medina, has no
missionaries. Hadramaut, with a popu
lation of 500,000, is untouched. There
is not a single mission station far in
At the hour of opportunity, created
by the world war, the call comes from
the crusaders, through the Interchurch
World Movement survey first for more
doctors and nurses for the Garden of
Eden and the Arabian interior and
then for more workers.
On the basis of what the survey has
revealed, the Interchurch World Move
ment is shaping a program for the co
operative effort of the Protestant
churches in America to win the nomad
tribes of Arabia, and the present
dwellers in the garden, to the ideals
Major Is Jailed for
Gardening in Nightie
Los Angeles, Cal.Because
he persisted in attending to his
garden clad only In his abbrevi
ated night shirt,. Maj. B. A.
Weed, seventy-nine, of Santa
Monica, was arrested. Major
Weed's arrest came following a
complaint made against him by
Robert H. Green. The police
say that Major Weed was seen
In his garden by many of the
neighbors, who had remon
strated with him In vain. Dur
ing the war drives, Major Weed
did some excellent work. He is
Rat Killing Time Comes Again.
Falmouth, Ky.The successful ratr
killing party staged on the J. J. Eck
Ier farm has suggested that "rat par
ties" would be a good thing for the
farmers of that section.' The rodents
are particularly bad at present, but
there are fewer on the Eckler farm
than in many a day. While moving
tobacco sticks three members of the
party killed 83 rats and at the same
time permitted six to get away.
Food for the Judicial Intellect
London, Ky.-Should fathers of
girls have their rocking chairs strong
enough to hold two people? That was
the question involved in a $6 suit here.
A father sued a young man for that
sum for wrecking a rocking chair when
the girl sat on her beau's lap. The fa
ther recovered damages In the magis
trate's office, but Judge Luker reversed
the*, decision, holding the chair was not
as strong as It should nave been.
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