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The Sunday Star-News
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By The Wilmington S'ar-News
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SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 1910
Star-News Program
Consolidated City-County Government
under Council-Manager Administration.
Public Port Terminals.
Perfected, Truck and Berry Preserving
and Marketing Facilities.
Arena for Sports and Industrial j
Shows.
Seaside Highway from Wrightsville
Beach to Bald Head Island.
Extension of City Limits.
Sj-Foot Cape Fear River channel, wid
er Turning Basin, with ship lanes into
industrial sites along Eastern bank
south of Wilmington.
Paved River Road to Southport, via
Orton Plantation.
Development of Pulp Wood Produc
tion through sustained-yield methods
throughout Southeastern North Carolina.
Unified Industrial and Resort Pro
motional Agency, supported by one,
county-wide tax.
Shipyards and Drydock.
Negro Health Center for Southeastern
North Carolina, developed around the
Community Hospital.
Adequate hospital facilities for whites.
Junior High School.
Tpbacco Warehouse for Export Buyers.
Development of native grape growing
throughout Southeastern North Carolina.
Modern Tuberculosis Sanatorium.
TOP 0 THE HORXIXG
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow
me all the days of my life, and I will dwell
in the House of the Lord forever.” Xoio let
us turn our thoughts to that heaven of which j
we know comparatively little except that our'■
Good Shepherd is gone thither. . . . Let im \
set our thoughts on the friends before us who.
thank God. are those whom ‘'we have loved
long since end lost a while.'’
Blessed are Homesick for they shall reach
Home. —F. B. Meyeb
MORE FISH FOR LAKE
News that Greenfield lake will be restocked
■with fish from the Federal Bureau of Fish
eries is good news from several angles.
One of the angles is that with, plenty of j
minnows of the right sort in its waters mos- ,
quito breeding in the lake will be reduced
to a minimum. Another is that by keeping
a record of increase among (he several kinds
of other fish to be “planted” both the fisli- j
eries bureau and the knights of rod and reel
will know how to stock other still waters in
the area with greatest assurance of good
catches within the specified periods for fish
ing.
It will be necessary, of course, to strictly
observe the rules regulating fishing in Green
field lake if the best results are to he ob
tained. Fish taken out of season or the keep
ing of fish below the required size will be
against the best interests of the fishermen.
Thus, it becomes the duty of ail anglers
to observe the rules as sedulously as they ex
pect guests to observe the established rules
of courtesy while visiting their homes.
KUlxlSTKAlIUN UNDER WAY
Register now. The hooks are open and ready
for voter-enrollment.
• It is an old thought and oft expressed, but
loses nothing by repetition: If you don’t reg
ister you can’t have a voice in an election.
And if you can’t vote, you are not qualified
to quarrel with an election's returns.
Registrars will be on the job up to May
18, and will be at specified places on the next
two Saturdays. In addition, they will enrol!
voters at their homes at all times and will
call at the homes of eligibles for the same
purpose if asked to do so.
With a primary election so near, it is in
cumbent upon all eligible citizens to get their
names on the great register that the nominee
chosen then or the two authorized to enter a
runoff, are the choice of a real majority, not
merely of more than half of a minority tak
ing part in the ballot.
— __
BUSES REPLACE CARS
WILMINGTON takes another step toward
modernization with the substitution o£
buses on the Wrightsville trolley line the
only remaining car service in the city by
the Tide Water Power company, and an
nouncement of changes in the route are ex
pected to better serve the needs of residents
along the way, especially at tVintei Paik.
The additional announcement that express
service will be instituted between W ilmington
and Wrightsville Beach when the resort sea
son is in full swing and patronage demands
it shows that the operating company has a
clear vision of ilmingtou’s traffic situation
and of its own opportunity for advantage by
relieving motor car congestion.
With buses available at frequent intervals
during the periods of heaviest travel it is to
be expected that mere ahd more motorists
will avail themselves of the new service and
thus reduce crowding on the highway, at the
same time lessening hazards of accident.
Among the greater advantages to the city,
however, from the change to buses is the fact
that trolley wires and tracks will be removed
and streets on which cars formerly traveled
will have smooth surfaces from curb to curb
the threat to safety imposed by trolley wires
will be removed. With large crews of workers
already on the job improving streets through
out the city under a new WPA program, it is
probable that track removal, especially on
Princess street, will he under way shortly.
MUSSOLINI RESTIVE
. The French general may have been face
tious or he may have been serious when he
said it would make little or no difference
which side she joined should Italy enter the
war. If she was Germany's ally, the Allies
would have to send ten divisions lo squelch
rer. and if she swung in with the Allies ten
Allied divisions would still have to he sent
to protect her.
Whether the general was spoofing or not.
we are likely to have a chance to see what ef
:ect Italy can have ou the fortunes of war
shortly. It becomes more and more apparent
hat Mussolisi cannot rest content in his
iwivel chair much longer, composing trite
nottos, when he might hope to be winning
he glory of a (j’aesar in combat.
And his choice of ringmate in the battle
■oyal doubtless will be Hitler. If he seems a
ittle more hasty in his decision than he was
txpected to be, it is probably because be
counts the war advantage definitely with the
xTazis and wishes to be in when spoils are to
ie divided.
It is also altogether likely that he is be
ginning to count his chickens before they are
latched, a costly proceeding as any farm wife
’ould tell him. The war is far from over. We
nay yet see Italy turning its coast, as it did
n the last World war, before peace comes.
HYMNS—AND HYMNS
Dr. Hubert Poteat of Wake Forest, an or
ganist of note, speaking recently at Danville,
i'a., attacked the use of catch phrases in new
lvmns, mentioning particularly “Brighten
.lie Corner,” “Love Lifted Me,” and “There's
?owrer in the Blood.”
These are mild examples, of fhe tendency
:o cash in by church hymnal publishers on
lew tunes which cannot be termed religious
>v any stretch of the imagination, and new
■'ersification which, as Dr. Poteat puts it,
ire not far removed from some of the comic
tongs and jingles of the day.”
There is nothing in the examples he cites
0 create a religious spirit in hearer or sing
:r, hut they are innocuous in comparison
vith one which was exploited many years
igo, proclaiming “There may be flies on you
ind me, but there are no flies on Jesus.”
However, the point Dr. Poteat makes, that
lymns in the modern idium do not promote
1 spirit of worship, is well taken. Without
my disposition to hold that only old things
ire worthy of acceptance, it is still appro
bate to note that old hymns are best for
diurch use. They have the solemnity of a
vTozart Mass and are beautiful as a cathedral
vindow with a westering sun behind it.
' Jive songs should he left to the jitterbugs, j
lot reclothed for introduction into the church. I
LIBRARY SHELVES
Despite their known faults., it appears that
.he wooden book stacks at the public library
will be set up in the library’s new quarters
it the reconditioned city hall.
There was some hope that action would be
,aken to replace them with modern and safe
iteel stacks, but word now is that any change
will probably have to await the making of
new budgets.
The pity of this is that the present stacks
will he about as satisfactory in the new li
brary as a tumbledown chair would be in the
living room of a, new home otherwise com
pletely refurnished.
The danger of it is that the stacks are
flimsy and liable to topple at any moment. If
i patron should happen to be there when
Lhey fell he or she, or most likely the child,
would be crushed. Personal injury claims,
doctor and hospital bills, would have to he
settled, to say nothing of the victim’s suf
fering.
The wrongness of it is that the city and
30unty commissions have failed to find a way
to finance new stacks in time for the transfer
which would combine efficiency, attractive
ness and security.
EIRE PROTECTION
The shock of the fire in a Natchez negro
dance hall serves to direct attention to fire
hazards everywhere and what is being done
to remove them.
In Wilmington, it develops, is a similar
0
hall used by negroes for social gatherings, in
which the windows are boarded up, to stop
“crashers.” It was the fact that window's in
the Natchez hall had been sealed that ac
counted for the gr^git slaughter. Warned by
the experience there, the negro population
here has wisely decided to change its assem
bly place. But the possibility that other
buildings affording but one exit, and that be
low standard, exist here is not to be over
looked.
The time is appropriate to suggest that the
fire department start a systematic investiga
tion of all buildings in Wilnjington to see
that standard fire escapes and other exits are
provided, and that they be installed prompt
ly if lacking.
Heaven forbid that such a catastrophe
should visit Wilmington as that at Natchez
But heaven can do little to stop it once it
starts.
Bruce Catton s
'!n Washington'
(Star-News Washington Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, April 27.—Real sto.y back
of the extension ot the stamp plan to cotton
goods is that the Agriculture Department is
plenty worried about what the war may do to
our export trade.
Plan starts in Memphis May 3, and will be
started in two or three other' cities within the
following fortnight, mere are
no plans for expansion be
yond that. It’s strictly an ex-'
periment, and the war is the
chief reason for it.
Secretary Wallace figures
it l’ke this;
War has already hit our
agricultural exports; it’ll prob
ably hit them worse as time
goes on. and may stop some
of them—like cotton—entire
ly. If that happens, we have
10 "live at home" and con
sume things that we used to
sell abroad. Hence, it’s smart
to find out whether the
stamp plan would be a workable means of
solving that problem. The department already
knows what the plan’s possibilities are in the
case of foods; now it wants to know about
cotton.
Grower Will Get Small Share
Cotton is a different sort of problem. Most of
the money spent on the food stamp scheme
found its way to the farmer. With cotton, not
more than about 20 cents out of every dollar
will go to the grower; the rest will go to labor,
to distribution and to the retailer, it's the first
time the stamp plan has offered a cut to non
agricultural labor, which will get the biggest
slice of all.
Plan will be the same as for food stamps, in
that the same people—reliefers—will partici
pate, and will get free stamps, good in any
store, along with the stamps they pay cash
for. Stamps will be good for purchases of cot
ton goods. The plan will be different in that
stamps will be distributed quarterly instead of
twice a month; also the outlets will be mostly
department stores instead of grocery stores.
Nobody knows yet. of course, whether it .wiB
be as popular. Nobody knows what sort of cot
ton goods the stamp recipients will want—mat
tresses, shirts, underwear, sheets, or what-not.
Nobody is even sure that the plan is admin
istratively feasible. That's why it'll start
slowly.
>iamp Plan txpands
Meanwhile, the food stamp plan gives every
sign of being destined to go on getting bigger
instead of smaller, it's expanding fast now;
is operating in 50 cities, will start presently in
20 more, will probably be in 100 by July l and
125 shortly thereafter.
Which means costs are going up. By March
1 of this year. $5,500,000 had been spent on it;
to maintain it through the next fiscal yean
which begins in July, at the rate it will be go
ing when July comes, will take anywhere from
$75,000,000 to $100,000,000.
Even that doesn’t tap the plan’s possibilities.
Operating in 125 cities, the plan will reach
only 3,000,000 people—and there are 20,000,000
eligible in the U. S. To let them all in on it
would take around $360,000,000 a year.
Don't be too sure congress won't eventually
vote that. The plan builds up oodles of back
home pressure. This spring, when the senate
was asked to tack $S3,000,000 in stamp funds
onto the farm bill, the vote in favor was 70
to 0.
The thing may easily keep on growing until
it approaches the maximum.
Editorial Comments
From Other Angles
SYMBOL AM) WARNING
Raleigli News and Observer
Fritz Thyssen. the German industrialist who
aided Hitler in his advance to power and is now
a refugee from Hitler’s government, reveals in
letters to Hitler published in ‘'Lite” that last
December be urged the German dictator to
"turn back as long as it is still possible.” He
added, ‘‘Your policy will terminate in finis Ger
mania.” Herr Thyssen may then have been ex
ercising wisdom, but it was a wisdom which
came late.
Thyssen as industrialist was willing to use
the forces Hitler headed when he thought they
might serve Thyssen. Then he was willing to risk
l he effect of fascism on labor and his competi
tors because be thought fascism might serve
his ends. He only developed wisdom when the
full-grown Nazi power passed beyond the point
of serving Thyssen and included Thyssen in its
oppression. Then Thyssen urged, ‘‘Give back to
the Iteich a, free parliament, give back to the
German nation freedom of conscience, freedom
of thought and freedom of speech.” That came
a good deal too late.
The place to defend freedom is at the first
assault upon it. People who expect to profit by
the destruction of the freedom of others invite
the destruction of their own rights whether
they be industrialists who would exercise im
proper power, over labor, or labor leaders who
would exercise) improper power over industry
or any persons who would invade the rights of
others in order to increase the powers they
possess. This Thyssen should be before all such
men always as warning and example.
In America the rights of labor are important
because wheie there are any rights secure for
anybody, the rights of all must be secure. The
same is true of the rights of industrialists and
of all the diverse groups which are often en
gaged in controversy over conflicting economic
and other interests under democracy Their
leaders may sometimes think of security in
terms of absolute victory and power over- other
groups. But when the liberty of any men is de
stroyed, the liberty 0f all is endangmed-even
the liberty of those who grab quick power in
the process.
Fritz Thyssen a pathetic and impotent figure '
in exile, is symbol for the folly 0f men in the ,
The Editor’s
LETTER BOX
The editor does not necessari
ly endorse any article appear
in this department. They repre
sent the views of the individual
readers. Correspondents are
warned that all communications
must contain the correct name
,md -’dress for our records,
though the latter may be signed
as the writer sees fit. The Star
News reserves the right to alter
any test th-t for any reason is
objectionable. Letters on eon
roversial subjects will not be
published.
n4 r»r»/vr» rtnn tif r'a’c
Mr. It. B. Page. Ptublisher,
The Star-News ,
Dear Sir:
I am certain you received a wire
from Senator Bailey yesterday simi
lar to that received' by others ad
vising of the passage of the'Rivers
and I-Iarbhrs bill by the'senate yes
terday. ' ' 1 ■ : •
The prominence you have given
this - announcement in: 'your paper
this morning • looks good to me. Be
ing deeply interested in Wilming
ton and the development of Wil
mington as a port, this announce
ment is of very keen in »rest to us.
I think the Wilmington people shopld
be extremely happy veer it and it
should be of state-wide interest be
cause when tlie producers and manu
facturers realize the advantage ol
this port and the use of this port
and its facilities for handling im
port and export business, the sav
ings to all in transportation costs
will be so much they, will wonder
in the days to come why they waited
so long to use this port as a place
through which the business can
flow.
This applies all over North Caro
lina.
I enclose copy of letter I have
written senator Bailey.
I am certain the Port Commission
and ail of our citizens appreciate
tlie help you and your paper are
giving in tlie effort to develop this
port for the handling of all types
of commodities that are available
for shipment through the port.
Willi best wishes, I am
Yours very truly,
HORACE PEARSALL
lion. J. w. Bailey,
U. X. Senate,
Washington, D- C.
Dear Mr. Baileyi
Please accept iny thanks for your
wire of' yesterday afternoon advis
ing the senate had passed the Riv
ers and Harbors bill.
Our people should be very happy
over this, not only here in .Wilming
ton. New Hanover county, and the
adjoining counties, but ali over the
state.
The Cape Fear river from South
port to Wilmington and Fayetteville I
will eventually be the means of ,
larger service to our producers and
manufacturers than anything else
we can think of. We should show
our appreciation to you and others
who have been influential in secur
ing the necessary aid for the de
velopment of tlie river, making it j
possible for water borne freight, im- '
f ort and export, to be available for
all types of commodities produced j
and manufactured to lie transported
bv water over this river at an abun-;
dance of saving in transportation |
cost, not only at the present time
but in tlie years to come. The more
ive use it. tlie more the savings will
be in time ami money.
Please accept our sincere thanks
and appreciation.
Yours vert truly.
Wilmington Gi! & Fertilizer Co..
Horace Pearsall. •
President.
Book Highlights
It's a myth that the American colo- !
nies were founded largely for re-1
ligious liberty, but out of tlyeir
struggles, squabbles, the intoler
ance of the Puritans, the friend
ship of the Quackers, the ideals of
the Baptists, etc., came not only ;
religious liberty but American
democracy as well. We owe a
great deal of religion. So says Er
nest Sutherland Bates in his im
portant- book, really a panorama
of U. S. history. "American Faith"
(W. W. Norton: $3.75). You will
find it immensely revealing and
. absorbing. Told briefly here is the
story of Roger Williams, purged
from Massachusetts because he
demanded the right to think as he
pleased;
Forewarded by friends in Boston,
Williams, too poor to own a horse,
fled on foot into the wilderness, ac
companied only by his relative. Tho
mas Angel!. It being a depth of win
ter. their chances of survival seem
ed slight, but happily they came
upon a settlement of Narraganset
Indians who hospitably took care of
them until spring . . ,
Probably by means of mortgaging
his house and lot in Salem., Williams
was al>le to purchase from the In
dians a considerable tract of land '
which he divided equally among the
settlers at little more than nominal
rates. A covenant, drawn up by him
and signed by all, vested the gov
ernment—to deal with “civil things
only”—in the heads of households
with decisions reached by a majority
vote. Providence Plantations was
from the outset a miniature demo
cracy.
It w a s designed in Williams’ ]
words, “For those who were desti- -
tute especially for conscience’s !
present world who would increase 1
his rights and powers by helping •
lestroy the rights and powers of 1
ither men. Perhaps he got what he ;
leserved. Certainly he serves as an t
example for all other men who are I
■eady to be careless of the liberty 1
>f others if they can — or think t
hey can—get what they want in \
iisregard of liberty. As such he de- t
ierves contemplation in America i
oday. ^
FISHERMA N’S LUCK?
IN HOLLYWOOD
BY PAUL HARRISON
NEA Service Staff Correspondent
HOLEY'WOOD, April 2".—If there
were an Academy award for goofy
entertainment, golden statuette With
handlebar mustaches and a leer
would be designed for Producer Ha
rold B. Franklin and "The Villain
Still Pursued
Her."
This burlesqued
likker - flicker is
drawn from tire
same keg as "The
Drunkard, or the
Fallen Saved," a
melodrama im
ported from Eng
land by P. T. Bar
man and dispens
ed in New York in
ISIS. It was strong
stuff at that time
and ran for a vear
as preachment on Paul Harrison
the evils of drink. Today, as histrio
nic hokum aided by free beer and
pretzels for the customers, it is com
pleting its seventh year on a Los An
geles stage.
So RKO. Franklin. Director Ed
die Cline and a company of happy
zanies are making it into a movie—
a movie that is horn to be booed. In
fact, that's the big idea of it; if "The
Villain Still Pursued Her” wins au
dience participation, it will be a
novelty hit.
The producer’s son, Elbert Frank
lin, first got the notion and wrote
the screenplay. In the course of his
own movie-going, which included a
lot of double bills bogged down by
Class Z features, he realized that
patrons really enjoy hissing villains
and applauding ham heroics. Why
not, he asked himself, design a pic
ture especially for such demonstra
tions? His father thought it a swell
idea.
Good Cast, \
Plenty Of Money
They haven’t spared expenses. Al
though "The Villain’’ will run a lit
tle shorter than the usual feature
and is frankly designed to brighten
the lower half of double bills, it has
a fine cast, elaborate old-time sets,
and at this writing has been in pro
duction 24 days. Alan Mowbray is
.he principal heavy who tempts the
hero, Richard Cromwell, into evil
ways and makes lecherous passes at
•the terrified young wife, Anita
Louise. The gardenia-like Mi s s
Louise, incidentally, has been piay 1
ing her role straight and probably j
will be greatly surprised to find how i
funny she really is.
Hugh Herbert goes through the
story as an agent for the Frederick
Healy Institute, signing up lots of
patients when they learn that the
‘‘cure’’ he offers is agreeably alcoho- j
lie. Buster Keaton is Cromwell’s vir-i
tUous friend: Margaret Hamilton,!
the mother, and Joyce Compton, a|
pixilated sister. Several well-known j
names have been called in for bit I
parts. William Farnum, for c: .mi:?,
appears as a derelict and re-enact;
“The Face on the Barroom Floor.''
To some of us. this won't seem very
comical.
Numerous asides are addressed
from the screen to the audience, and
at the beginning there is an intro
ductory speech by Billy Gilbert. He
invites the customers to hiss t it e
heavies and cheer the righteous. He
adds that, following the perform
ance, patrons may sign temperanci
pledge cards at the box office. To
get the fans into a co-operative .
spirit, boos and applause have been
recorded on the sound track.
Comedy Director
In His Glory
Eddie Cline, veteran o-medy di
rector, is completely happy in tie;
job as he works out bits of broad
business with other slap-stick ex
perts. I watched a bellicose little fun
nyman swing on a huge bouncer a::
get tossed out of the sal-- -11. From
the way they worked on it you'd
have thought they were filming tic
climactic scene of a $3,000,000
Cline is exacting about sc:
things, easygoing about others.
one sequence Keaton heads a ’ :
squad seeking Mowbray, glimpa
the heavy and shouts. “After hit:,
men!" As a joke on Cline, dura
the first take. Keaton and the eb fc
dashed off in the opposite direct:.:.
“That's a great piece of business,
whooped the director. ''It stays b
the picture." _j
Minstrel Is Planned
By St. Thomas High
The Holy Name Society of St.
Thomas, church will sponsor a min
strel Monday night in the St. Thom
as high school auditorium, it was
announced last night.
-V feature of the show will be the
dancing of a new tap team Known
as "The Sons of Rhythm.’’
Thelma Bell, torch singer, will
also participate in the program.
The circle will contain such well
known minstrel figures as Fred
Simmons, lyric tenor; Roy Pierce,
aaritone and George Allen, bass.
End men will be George Taylor.
Louis Taylor, William Campbell,
Ered McRee, Jr., Major Williams
and Ernest King.
Resolution Ut Regret
At Death Of Hufham
The New Hanover republican exe
cutive committee has adopted a
■esolution expressing its “sense of
he loss to the party and the com
nunity” suffered in the recent
leath of Porter Hufham, U. S. com
nissioner and deputy clerk of fed
eral court here.
The committee is composed of H.
Sdmund Rodgers, chairman, J. A.
Bodine, secretary, B. C. Fussell, J.
I. Niggel, Don Sullivan, W. A.
•Vylie, Sara Bradshaw and Joe
Biden.
ake”, and it had a few other attrac
ions. The original settlers and those
rho came later were uniformly poor
-as those who follow conscience are
ikely to be—and the colony pro
fessed slowly with no mills, no cat
le, and no plows for agriculture,
iut it was the one spot in America
there a man could think his own
houghts, worship God in liis own
■ ay, and enjoy an equal share in
he government. Its single street of
ig- houses, straggling along the
ay, led to the future.
Medical Care
By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D.
Last summer I wrote an ar
ticle about a common summer acci
dent, that of a child swallowing a
pebble at the seashore or lakeshore,
and I stated that in my experience
a smooth pebble always passes out
of the digestive canal in about four
days.
I have just been reading the re
port of two Boston doctors who have
had a long and remarkable experi
ence with patients who have swal
lowed foreign bodies. They have
average period for the intestine is
kept very careful records, and they
confirm my statement ‘that the
average period for a smooth object
to pass out of the intestine is four
days. Their experience covers such
an astonishing series of cases that
it is worth quoting.
List of Objects
I give below a partial list of the
objects which were swallowed, the
age of the patients, and the time
required for the foreign bodies to
rvnl- r-. f* tlm /lifrncturo tvont •
Average Age A\<t;iui "’I
Objects Swallowed No. of Cases of Patient o I
Straight pin _ 15 14 •> ’ ' B
Open safety pin - 11 4 1-2 i i .
Coins—1, 5, 25c _ 11 5 1-2 !
Nail _ 7 6 s'::'
Closed safety pin - 6 4
Marble _ 3 6
Sharp glass fragments - 3 16
Needle _ 3 21
Campaign button - S 5
f IV. Vi ProoirlDvitiah .
Miscellaneous objects were shoe
buckles, toy whistles, keys, picture
hangers, jackstones. etc.
Danger of Perforation
If a foreign object is not passed
ln seven days, it is time to begin
to worry, of course, there is danger
M a sharp object, such as a pin,
open safety pin, a needle or a phno
graph needle perforating the esop
hagus, the stomach or any part of
-he bowel. This, however, occurs
''ith remarkable infrequency. In
S00 cases reported, perforation fol
lowed in about one per cer‘:
eases.
Large objects may become
pacted and cause intestinal cm;
tion.
Treatment is largely by cm'
tion. Mushy foods and soft
table roughage in the form : •
vegetables may be given bin
tics should never be used. 'I
liable to cause intestinal movefflU
which result in perforation
Questions and Answers:
J. M. P.: "My feet perspire "i
I am indoors in the winter ami .
when I go out they just '
turn to ice. Can you tel!
to use to prevent this per-. ■
tion?”
Answer — These cir a
turbances of the extred .
some people more than
definite cause can be ass
are probably due to ohm
cretion of the endocrine g. a - Jj
ticulariy the thyroid
feet can be helped by iITr
cold water to which aim ‘
spoonful of formalin has ;
to a quart of waif ' : t'.' ;• 1
tag of the feet, with j
tags and loose-fit tin-' " ’ [ |
der to equalize ci; i f
times, is advised. ’’
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