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UNCLE SAM'S LIFEBOATS ARE SAFEST AFLOAT,
One of Uncle Sam's mahogany, motor-driven boats, pronounced the
Metal lifeboats are no longer considered. Grim experience has taught
the life guards that they can be crushed by the force of the sea, and once
water logged, they go down like a stone.
These boats have double bottoms of finest mahogany, and are divided
into 50 water-tight compartmen'ts. The engine is in the water-proof com
partment at the stern and the boat is self-righting, and self -bailing. It- car
ries 30 hours' fuel and is also eguipped with masts and oars. All kinds of
life-saving apparatus is lashed under the seats", together with water casks
and provisions in water-proof -tins.
This boat is located at one of the life-saving stations .at the mouth
of the Columbia river. In it the crew have crossed the bar when all dther
craft have been forced to heave to. There is only ohe way that these boats
can be stopped from making headway in a storm, and that is when the
waves get high enough to throw them end over end.
Q O -..
THE HUSBAND WHO STAYED AT
In an Ohio city a wife recently
won a divorce. because, among other
things, hubby, after a hard day's
work, insisted upon, donning smok
ing jacket and slippers; and reading
the paper as he puffed his pipe and
toasted his toes.
Note the words "among other
things." Of course it takes more
than tiredness or selfishness to legal
ize a divorce in Ohio. But the other
things needn't concern us now. The
present point is, was tired hubby
staying at home selfish? ,
With all due sympathy for a tired
man, we guess he must have been
guilty as charged. Don'fc'you sup-
pose wife was tired, too? She'd been
cooped up within the four walls ofj
home all day, as busy at her work asj
hubby ever was with his. Moreover,!
her- day began ere his :did and no