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TOWERS VvlLL i KV 1-LluHT
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Lieut. John H. Towers of the Unit
ed States navy is mentioned as one
of the'birdmen who will try this sum
mer for the honor of' becoming the
Columbus of the heavens. Lieut.
Towers holdsthe world's record 392
miles in six hours, ten minutes for
non-stop hydroplane flight.
AN EQUALIZER OF INCOMES
"What!" exclaimed the clothing
salesman from Boston. "You say
that every farmer in this locality has
an automobile? That is a remark
able showing. I knew, this was a
prosperous section, but never imag
ined anything like that."
"Yes, it's true," replied Uncle
Gables. "It was either an automo-
bile or bein' compelled to pay an in
come tax. An' we thought the car
was the pleasantest horn of the di
lemma, B'gosh!" Judge.
The number of persons killed by
lightning in the Unite'd States during
a year averages nearly 600; about 4,
000 cattle are killed and annual dam
age by lightning is $3,000,000.
BIG BROlHER TO EVAN3TON
"DOWN AND OUTS"
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Evanston, III. A man has to be
bad for fair to get into jail in Evans
ton. The drunkard and the vagrant
may get as far as the police court, but
before the judge can say "$30 or 30
days," up will step Mayor Smart, "big
brother" to all "down and outs" and
he'll tell the court, "I want this man.
I have some work for him to do. If
you suspend his sentence I promise
you that he'll behave." Then "Big
Brother" Smart sends the "down-and-outer"
to one of his committee of
14 "big brothers," who provide him
with a job, and clothes, and food.
ONE LETTER PLACES
Names with only one letter have
been bestowed on places as well as
persons. There is a village called O in
Normandy, not far from Argenton.
Two Chinese towns are named, re
spectively, Y and U. There is a river
Y in Holland, and one of the bays of
the Zuyder Zee bears the same brief
name. France has a river and'
Sweden a town of the name of A.