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Principal Planks in the Piat
form of the League bf .
Opposing any weakening of the na
tional prohibition law. ?
Indorsing the Sheppard-Towner
bill for the protection of maternity
and infant care.
Indorsing the principle of physical
education in schools, through state
action with federal aid.
Asking for generous . appropria
tions fo?* the Federal Children's Bu
Urging the enforcement of all
child labor and school attendance
Urging Congress to make adequate
appropriation for the inter-depart
mental society hygiene board.
Urging equal punishment for men
and women offenders against the
Indorsing the eight-hour day, and
the prohibition of night work for wo
men in industry, and the establish
ment of living-wage commissions.
Urging the appointment of quali
fied women in all boards having to do
with women's work.
Asking for a reclassification of the
civil service on merit basis, without
discrimination against women.
Recommending an equal interest
"by husband and wife in each other's
property, acquired after marriage.
Asking for direct citizenship for
Supporting increased appropria
tions for vocational training in home
Indorsing jury service by women,
with exemption for mothers of young
Indorsing the principle of the
Towner school bill, but leaving ac
tion in support of it to the discretion
of the board of directors.
Indorsing the principle of protec
tion of national parks and monu
ments and keeping them inviolate for
the use and enjoyment of the people.
Indorsing the creation of a federal
department of public welfare and
urging the appointment as head of
the department of a woman who is
an expert on social problems.
Recommending the regulation by
Congress of the meat-packing indus
Encouraging the organization of
legitimate cooperative associations
within the states.
i Asking Congress to appropriate
money to complete the Alabama ni"
trate plants for the benefit of agri
culture and to furnish needed electric
power to a, large territory in the
Urging the national -government to
do everything possible for the women
held in harems in the Near East.
Asking Congress to make August
26, the date of ratification of the fed
eral suffrage amendment, a national
Opposing any attempt to repeal
state direct primary laws, and in fa
vor of making nominations more rep
resentative of the voters.
Urging each state to call a state
conference of men and women to dis
cuss ways and means of improving
election machinery.-The Progres
America's Greatest Crop is Not
Cotton, But Corn.
Corn has always been America's
greatest crop, and always will be. It
has kept us alive before the weevil
came; it will keep us alive while he
is here and when he is gone-if he
ever goes. It is the corn and the hog
which has eaten it that has made
America the greatest natron of all "
times. The crop is bigger and strong
er than the world's entire wheat crop,
yet it is produced upon only half as
much land. It is evident, therefore,
that had all of this corn l?nd been
planted in wheat millions of people
must already have perished. Break
land for corn broadcast; lay off five
and one-half to six-foot rows, with
middle buster deep, letting some of
the soft dirt drop back into the fur
row; plant at once in this furrow
eight to fifteen inches apart ten
inches gives me best results. Work
early to give it a start with harrow
or weeder, carrying two rows at a
time, four to six teeth being left for
each furrow. Whep it is knee high
and humiliated, spread fertilizer
broadcast on middle and bust with
.one furrow big wing middle buster.
Put soda on one side of' corn two
weeks later, cover with one furrow,
big one-horse turn plow, light; sow
peas broadcast; cover with one or
two sweep furrow and go fishing. If
soda only is used, and that is all
which I would advise, 100 pounds to
the acre. Let the middle wait ten
days longer than when fertilizer is
used; sow the soda on it, break out
and lay by as before stated. If velvet
beans are to be planted in corn use
method giving results around you.
Now that cotton has fallen down
on us, we should try to improve our
corn. In every neighborhocd there is
sure to be some young mr.n anxious
to have the best seed of corn to bear|
his name. Select thirty best ears by
guess of one variety. Plant on uni
form land either in or out of regular j
corn field. From part of each ear
plant a half-acre row twelve .inches
in drill ;nnirk the row and the ear
from which it is planted with the
same number. Peg can be driven in
pith of both ends for this purpose.
Immediately putsthe pieces of ears in
a close rat-proof box with half pound
ball. Weigh the fertilizer for each
row and work alike. When corn is
?gathered weigh carefully. It is no
longer guesswork. The ear giving the
best yield will ahVays do the same
again. It is however, necessary that
six of the next highest yielders be
mixed with it to avoid ruin by in
breeding. Plant these seven or nine
pieces of ears shelled together 400
yards from any other corn. Work
more rapidly than usual, old seed be- j
weaker than new. Detassel every oth
er row and make field selection from
these detasseled rows only. That is j
all-and a thousand times more than
we knew twenty years ago.
Plant an acre of Early Golden
Dent corn the very last of March and
in June you will be glad. Manure well
.before planting; use five-foot rows;
plant six inches in shallow drill near)
top of. the ground; work rapidly, al
ways to the corn. In June you will
quit your garden for these roasting
ears. When in doubt start feeding the
whole stalk to the horse and cow and
hogs, and they will be glad too. This
is easily 'the most healthy and eco
nomical food raised upon the farm.
-Mciver Williamson, in News and
Custodianship of Much Gold.
Washington, March 19.-The cus
todianship of a third of the world's
gold supply, $3,600,000,000 will be
taken over by F. E. Scobey, when he
assumes his new duties as director of
the United States mint tomorrow
This tremendous reserve , of the
United States would have made Mi
das or Croesus weep with envy. No
country in the history of the world
has ever controlled such weight of
the precious metal.
The last official act of the retiring
director, Raymond T. Baker, was the
signing late Saturday night of a de
cree approving the installation in the
New York assay office of the Cottrell
electrical precipitation process, which
will affect a saving of millions of dol
lars annually by extracting gold and
silver from rust, smoke and fumes.
This is the first time that the pro
cess has been adopt?d by any govern
ment and if successful it will be in
stalled in the. Seattle office ;:lso. Ex
perimental tests by the government
have been in progress in the New
York office for several weeks.
Mr. Baker is the last "Democrat to
hold an important executive position
under the Republican administration.
As a mark of the respect and esteem
in which he was held the several hun
dred employees in Mr. Baker's de
partment on Saturday afternoon pre
sented him with a gold medallion
with an inscription thanking him for
his efficient service to the govern
ment and his courtesy to the em
Under Mr. Baker's direction the
various United States mints have
been completely reorganized and
modern machinery installed, includ
nig the melting of silver, bronze, cop
per and nickel by electrical processes.
During the years 1917, 1918, 1919
and 1920 the demands for coinage
were the greatest in the history of
this country. In 1921 there was im
ported into this country over $600,
000,000 in gold. In 1915 our mints
j coined one hundred and fifty-five mil
lion pieces of coin. l,n 1919 the rec
ord year in the history of world wide
coinage over eight hundred and
thirty-five million pieces were stamp
ed out by the mints. This was accom
plished with an increase of but twen
ty-five per cent of the regular force.
Man Worth 98 Cents..
A woman employee of a paper
manufacturing company, tired of
hearing men boast of their impor
tance, dug up the fact that, according
to scientific investigation, the ingre
dients of a man, plus water, are as
Fat enough for seven bars of soap.
Iron enough for a medium sized
Sugar enough to fill a shaker.
Lime enough to whitewash a chick
Phosphorous enough to make twen
ey-two hundred match tips.
Magnesium enough for a dose of
Potassium enough to explode a toy
Sulphur enough to rid a dog of
This whole collection is worth 98
cents, and that in a day when things
are three times as high as they used
LUCKY ARTIST WON FORTUN?
Comfortable Sum Bequeathed Fainter
Who Had Reproduced Features of
A fortune of ?46,000, ($230,000),
which was bequeathed by the late Rob
ert B. Hawley, president of the Cuban
American Sugar company, to Mr.
Learned and his family was the ro
mantic sequel to Mr. Learned having
painted a portrait of the sugar mag
nate's dead daughter. Mr. Hawley
made a fortune in the export business,
and in 1896 he was elected to con
gress. Just after he left congress his
daughter Sue died, and he was heart
broken. The only likeness that he
possessed of his loved one was a small
photograph, and this lacked much of
the One animation that had character
ized her face.
Taking the photo Mr. Hawley went
to Arthur G. Learned, a rising young
artist, and asked him to make a por
trait that would recall something qt
the inspiration the girl had been In
her father's life. The !cture was
made and it exceeded the hopes of the,,
grief-stricken father. The latter was
so greatful that he became on the clos
est terms of friendship with the paint
er and his family. Mr. Hawley died
in November and left to Mr. Learned
and his wife ?20,000, (.$100,000), and
to their little son ?2,000 ($10,000), and
a trust fund of ?24,000, ($120,000).
Manchester Guardian Weekly.
OPEN FIREPLACE A NUISANCE
Women1 of Past Generations Consid
ered the Huge Affairs of Those .
Days as Unnecessary.
Nowadays one of the most convinc
ing proofs that you can give to the
fact that your city apartment ls of
the highest class and unlike the ordi
nary is to say that it has "open fire
place." Even a single "open fire
place" in an apartment Is enough to
raise it from the shoddy majority.
And. of course, when we dream of
owning a house In the country most
of us, nine out of ten of us, think of
an open fireplace as a sine qua non of
such an abode.
But our grandmothers bad no such
opinions of open fireplaces.
Open fireplaces were a real humili
ation to the woman who had them In
her house 50 years or more ago. At
least that feeling prevailed in this
country. A small grate fire, that held
a few shovels of coal, was another
matter, but the sort of fireplace where
logs burned across firedogs was-well,
lt was one of the crudities that most
persons did not like to possess. Yes,
there was a time when a Franklin
burner or a drum stove was consid
ered more of an ornament to the. well
furnished drawing room than the
sort of wide-hearthed fireplace that ?[
we covet nowadays.
Section Men Watch Step.
Section men are known for their
deliberate movements. They, never
get In a hurry unless there Is some
urgent work to be done. As long as
they are on the go they are supposed
to be working fast enough.
Track workers on the subway lines
are even more deliberate In their
movements than men employed on
regular railroads. Where the old-time
section workers had to look out for
fliers and occasional freight trains,
tue subway track men have to be on
the watch for express and locai trains
passing every few minutes. In addi
tion, they've got to have a care for
the third rall. In crossing the tracks
every movement is taken with the
death-dealing current always in mind.
A hurried, reckless step might end
fatally. Probably In no other line of
work Is efficiency so measured by
Royal Parish Church.
Although St. Martins-in-the-Fields
(London, ' England) once the Royal
Parish church-has just celebrated its
200th anniversary under the Royal
aegis, the church stands on a site
consecrated centuries before. The
first organ used in the present build
ing was purchased by George L who
had the royal arms worked In relief
on the portico. Soon after Its erec
tion the church was thus referred to^
In a periodical of the time:
"Tbe Inhabitants are now supplied
with a decent tabernacle, . which can
produce a3 handsome a show of white
hands, diamond rings, pretty snuff
loxes, and gilt prayer books as any
cathedral, says the Dally Chronicle, If
In ghostly form he could return some
wet and wintry midnight and see the
outcast refugees in those once jeweled
The kaiser's pet racing yacht was
the Germania. He kept it at th? Kiel
Yacht dub and dreamed of world
power as lt carried him on cruises. .
The war changed a lot of things. It'
changed the name Germania to Half
Moon. It also changed the yacht's
ownership. Gordon Woodbury of New
York owns lt now. He starts on
the Half Moon for a cruise in the
When Bill Hohenzollern heard about
this at his famous woodpile in Hol
land, it'? a safe bet he broke his saw.
United States Leads World.
There are In the United States to
day more than thirteen and three
quarter millions of telephone* This
is an average of 12.7 telephones for
every 1C?0 persons or, put another way,
better than one telephone for ?very
eight people. From u telephone.stand
point ibis country is by far the best
develojM?d In the world. In fact, no
other country is even a close second.
JEWISH FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Hat Been Held for Centuries as a
Memorial of the Dedication
of the Altar.
Hanukkah, the Feast of Dedication,
also called "Feast of the Maccabees,"
Is a Jewish festival beginning on the
twenty-fifth day of Kislew (Decem
ber) and continuing for eight days,
chiefly as a festival of lights. It
was instituted by Judas Maccabeus,
his brothers, ?nd the elders of the
congregation of Israel, In the year 165 j
B. C., to be ' celebrated annually with
mirth and joy as a memorial of the
dedication of the altar, or the puri
fication of the sanctuary.
After having recovered the Holy
city and the Temple from the Greeks,
Judas ordered a new altar to be
built in the place of the one which had
been polluted by Antlochus Eplphanes,
who had caused a pagan altar to be
set up in the Temple of Jerusalem, and
sacrifices ito be offered to his Idol.
When the fire had been kindled anew
upon the altar and the lamps of the
Candlestick Ht, the dedication of'the
altar was celebrated for eight days
amid sacrifices and songs.
In the Talmud the festival ls prin
cipally known as the "Feast of Il
lumination," and lt was usual either
to display eight lamps on the first
night of the festival, and reduce the
number on each successive night, or
to bot?n with one lamp the first night,
Increasing the number till the eighth
night. The lights are supposed to be
symbolical of the liberty obtained by
the Jews on the ctay of which Hanuk
kah is the celebration.
FIND HEALTH IN SUN'S RAYS
Ancients Had Full Faith in Treatment
Now Practiced in the| Most Mod
In a small village In the Adiron
dacks there ls a sanitarium ? where
patients take sun baths. And a high
price is charged for the treatment.
Bathing in the sun's rays for health
ls ah ancient ceremony, handed down
Profn the earliest ages. Wiseacres in
bygone times used to bathe in the
sunshine, believing In the great value
of light as a destroyer of disease.
Light was the secret and universal
medicine by which they cured many
Sunlight ls the greatest factor in
our planetary existence; If lt failed
all life would perish. One has only to
look at nature for potent examples.
In vegetable, animal and human life
the Influence of sunlight ls strongly
manifest. Compare the vegetation In
the gardens of a back street away
from the sunlight with similar growth
In the open country. Compare the
children of the country with those
living down a narrow street of the
For ''creating good general health
and happiness no medicine Is so ef
fective as the direct rays of the sun.
A sun bath consists of letting the rays
of -the sun bathe the skin each day,
preferably during the morning. The
body is. of course, wholly or partial
Late one January the steamship
Trafalgar, when within ten miles of
Wolf rock, off the southeast coast of
England, met with a remarkable ac
A report like that .of a cannon was
heard, and a large fiery body with
a tail 30 or 40 feet long struck the
water 20 feet from the vessel. It
was accompanied by a loud hissing,
and a column of water rose where it
struck the sea. Immediately after
ward the ship seemed to be on fire,
the engine room glowing with a violet
light filled with multitudes of sparks.
The mate engaged at the wheel suf
fered a violent shock through the steel
rod In his hand. The cre\)- fled to the
deck. It was found that all the com
passes had been demagnetized*, and
the ship had much difficulty in making
her way to Falmouth. It was prob
ably a strong lightning flash which
struck the -water, and the subsequent
electric phenomena were produced by
the dispersal of the charge supplied
to the snrfac? of the sea.
"Gibraltar of Canada."
Quebec citadel, sometimes called
the "Gibraltar of Canada," ls a strong
fortification covering 40 acres of
ground, and in Its present form lt dates
from 1828. The more modern forti
fications were constructed in 1820-30,
substantially on the lines of the French
works of 1620. The citadel has been
garrisoned by Canadian soldiers since
the withdrawal of British troops In
1871. It Incloses a parade and drill
ground, 42 acres In extent, surrounded
by barracks and magazines under the
walls. Heavy cannon are mounted on
the ramparts. A large stone building
forms the "Officers Quarters," with the
"Governor General's Residence" (occa
sionally occupied by him) at the east
end, overlooking the river.
A splendid vista can be seen from
the king's bastion at the northeast
angle of the ramparts. The west ram
parts overlook the Plains of Abra
Al! the Symptoms.
"Was Mr. Grabcoln in his office when
"No, he must ' have been playing
"Are you sure about this?"
"Reasonably sure. The office force
seemed to think he wouldn't be bacS
soon, ii' st of the clerks had their
feet v.. on their, desks and ihre*
stenogrupheis were glued to tele
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Also especially adapted to adults who cannot
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