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POOL CHAMP?S WIFE IS SOME' CUE:,WIELDER
' . Bennie Allen the young .pocket billiard champion, is not the only wielder
of the cue in the Allen- fanittyv Not by a long shot! ' 't
As a matter of fact,. the Allen family is simply chock fulTof-fancy bil
liard performers. .. .
Of course, being.the champion, Bennie is privileged to be as chesty as a
peacock. But nevertheless he has often been humbled in' handicap con
tests against hjs yife,, mother or father.
His son, young. Hollie. Allen, also has the pool fever.
At the Allen home, in Kansas City, Mo., he has a small table all his
own, and uses regular ivory balls and a made-to-order cue. .Hollie is 2y2
years old. Bahy Allen, age 1, is the only one-in the family -who; doesn't play.
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SLAPS "BACK" TO. FARM" MO.VE
The average annual income per
farm in the linked; Slates,, according
to Secretary Houston's. Mtest report,
is $900 per yean 'Out Of this must
come the cost "of Hired "help, machin
ery, the upkeep 'of'buildiAgs and sim
ilar expenses. There; are 6,600,000
farms in the Uniteii Staies. Of these
the annual crop value is $6,100,000,
000. Of these crops. 52' per eent re
main on the farm tobeconsumed;' 20
per cent, of the animal products also
remain on the-farm.'Th"e rest is mar
keted with the above result as to in
come. This- report is the-first hy the
Department of Agriculture analyzing
the return instead of treating it as
a gross return. It. is not 'such a great
boost. for the Dack-to-thefarm. move
ment, unless one-views it in the light
of an argument in favor of cultivating
the 73 per cent of uncultivated lands,
privately owned and held'out of use.
Illinois Federation of Women's
Clubs will entertain the next biennial
in Chicago in June.