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months and he is continually pacing
back and forth within his den inter
spersing his pedestrian activity with
an occasional lunge at the bars on
the side nearest the spectators.
A cunouaightseer questioned one
of the keeperson the distance trav
eled daily by the bear within his com
paratively spacious cell and the two
agreed, after much figuring and tim
ing, that the monster covered about
20 miles every day, averaging better
than a mile an hour in the time not
resting and eating. This is at the
rate of 7,300 miles a year or 36,500
miles in the five years he has been
The path utilized by the bear up
and down the cage is about 20 feet.
He makes two and one-half, rpund
trips of- 40 feet each every minute or
about 100 feet. This is at the rate of
6,000 feet an hour, or slightly more
than a mile 5,280 feet. The bear is
active between 16 and 17 hours every
day, making his total distance ap
proximately 20 miles.
Just to show how observant and
exact your friends are, ask them one
after another to repeat after you this
Good morning, madame!
To Eve from Adam.
Good morning, sir!
To Adam from her.
MAKE A RULE OF SAFETY IN BANKING THAT,
SHALL WORK BOTH WAYS
"It took Phil and me 10 years to save up enough to buy our home.
Then we had a chance to sell it and we put the .money, $1,500, in Lorimer's
bank. It will be hard for us to start saving all over again, for Phil and I
aren't as young as we used to be."
The speaker was Mrs. Philip Burke, one of many thousand victims of
Last spring, when congress was drafting the new federal banking law,
somebody proposed to make banks insure the money of depositors.
Bankers objected. The safe and honest bankers claimed it wouldn't
be fair to tax them to insure against the mistakes or crimes of unsafe or
"Let .the person who wants to put money in a bank pick out a safe
bank," they said.
And so the deposit guaranty clause was stricken out.
PhiJ and Mrs. Burke thought they were picking out a safe bank. You
never knew a sane person to put money in a bank he thought unsafe. The
Burkes didn't know. How could they know? Do you know, even today,
wise as you may be?
If the Burkes had wanted to borrow -on their home, you may be sure
that Lorimer's bank wouldn't have loaned without insuring the loan. But
when the shoe was on the other foot, the rule didn't work both ways.
What is true of Lorimer's bank in this respect is true of nearly every
bank in the country you mus INSURE them if you want to BORROW
money; but they won't insure YOU If you want to DEPOSIT money.
Perhaps it may not be fair to tax the honest bankers to insure depositors
against dishonest ones. But it would be as fair as to put all the tax on
Private, banking is a. privilege, not a right. That being true, the power
which confers the privilege should exact, as a condition, that money brokers
must take no toll of profit till they have first secured 'the depositors with
whose savings they deal.
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