the U. S. A. for a change and will
supply American children with AmeiS
i can-made playthings.
Back in 1903 James W. French
patented a process for hardening
eggshells to make doll heads. Nov
elty dolls, he called them, and he
made them from every kind of egg
known, from a humming bird egg up
to that of an ostrich.
But somehow merchants didn't
think so much of French' novelty
dolls. He couldn't market them.
But with the German supply, shut off
almostany kind of a doll looks good
to the merchants now, and the in
ventor is getting out a big supply.
The dolls are most curious in de
sign. Pres. Wilson's face adorns a
duck egg and the "Merry Widow"
doll-has a head laid by a bantam hen.
HOWDY. FOLKS! HAVE A DRINK
OF NEMATODES ON US
Getting well acquainted with the
history of one's drinking water has
become a matter of conscience. It is
even considered far mfdre polite, in
the long run, to question trie's' host
as to the origin and quality of the
local water supply than to upset the
routine of his establishment by com
ing down with typhoid fever.
We are all so critical of drinking
water that we "suspect it of contahV
ing almost any evil thing. But not
one of us, in our most excited mo
ments, ever imagined that wliter
could hold such a surprise as NE
MATODES! But it does. Sometimes millions
of them in a drop. But usually only
about 1,000 to a glass of water.
The Nematodes has just been dis
covered by the department of agri
culture. He can be cornered any day
in sand filter beds.
There are many species of him, but
whether he is good or bad for us r
scientists haven't found out If it is -finally
determined that he is deleter--ious
to our health, scientists hope to
introduce rival species into one ha
zitat, and let them devour each other,
and thus neutralize their danger to
the general public.
While waiting for experts to decide
what the Nematodes does to us i we
swallow him, it Is pleasant to specu
late on our enlarged opportunity for
worrying about our drinking water
which his presence therein permits s
us. v -
MARY HAD A LITTLE TROUBLE
Mary had a painted hat
With roses red as ;fire.
She went out in the rain one day,
And now the blamed thing looks like
a Cubist painting of a bundle
of pink shingles descending
the kitchen stairs.
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
May 19, 1779. Prairie du Rocher
held its first election for judges.
GIRL CHAMPION DIVER WINS BY CONFIDENCE
Cincinnati, May 19. The champion
girl diver of greater Cincinnati is a
regular sermon on self-confidence,
poise, personality and all that sort
of thing. She is one of those persons
who believe one can do almost any
thing one sets out to do.
When she won the diving cham
pionship by outdiving eight other
girls in a big glass tank at a local
vaudeville theater the other night
Miss Lillian Miller Was not surprised.
She expected tcwin, that, you see,
being one of the ingredients of a
really, truly championship disposi
tion. Miss Miller wasn't frightened by
the spectators who watched the div
ers. She was as cool as a cucumber.
Some of pie girls dived from the
edge of the tank. She dived from a
springboard way up in the flies. The
champion diver is a stenographer
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