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gecord Expected In Qualifying
Runs For Indianapolis Classic
iKirds predicted tonight a due]
the pole position in the 500
lor race would produce a record
mlle, 0f between 131 and 132 miles
••Pe^ur when qualifying begins to
nlfr-tv-i me cars were entered ir
event but only 47 now are ir
r:.f order. One—a rear-motor
rfgiUer—was destroyed by fire
f0 ' l!v ,n on accident in whicl
rCC-ge Be Hey of Detroit was killed
Another Miller car was official^
withdrawn today.
' Tn qualify for the race a cai
... 4 average 110 miles an hour foi
four times around the
1-and-a-half-mile brie k-and-as
halt speedway. Only the 33 fastest
howevei. will start in the race, lin
j.,0 up three abreast.
The swiftest car tomorrow will be
oi ,en the inside position in the fron
row. Sixteen drivers were reported
tonight ready to try for the spot.
But speed fans looked for a two
man fight between Rex Mays of
Glendale, Calif., and Bob Swanson
of Los Angeles.
Jimmy Snyder of Chicago, later
killed in a midget race, last year
drove 130.138 miles an hour for the
best qualifying speed since the
event was started in 1911 and
rounded the track one time in
130.757 for the lap record.
The consensus was that with
weather not too bad both marks
would fall tomorrow and the top
qualifying speed would be between
131 and 132 miles an hour. Oc
casional showers were predicted.
Mays will drive an eight-cylinder
speedster entered by Robert Bowes,
Indianapolis parts manufacturer;
Swanson a 16-cylinder “Big Ber
tha” owned by Alden Sampson of
; Los Angeles.
Hold-. .New York Giants To
Two Singles To Gain
4 To 0 Triumph
XKW YORK. May 17— <-«—Claude
Passeau held the New York Giants
, nv0 singles, both by Joe Moore,
jn pitching a 4 to 0 shutout for the
Chicago Cubs today.
But this superb performance'which
lilted the Cubs past New York into
third place in the National league
»a? clouded by an injury to Stan
llact Chicago’s star third baseman.
In the first inning after Hack
ha& received a walk and advanced to
third on two infield outs he was
struck a glancing blow' on the head
1)V .1 hall batted by teammate Hank
Leiber. Carried from the field on a
stretcher, Hack was taken to a hos
pital where an X-ray examination
was to be made.
Dr. C. R. Palmer, the Giants' team
( physician, said he did not believe
the injury w'as serious, although
Hack bled profusely from a gash
on the side of his head. Bill Rogell
finished the game at third base for
the Cubs.
i *» ** ”
Hack. 3b _ 0 0 0 0 0
Rojrell. 3b _ 3 0 0 0 2
Herman. 2b -4 12 3 4
Blopson. of _4 0 13 0
Leiber. rf_ 4 0 0 2 0
Baton. If_ 4 0 0 1 0
Russell, lb _4 1 1 12 1
Todd, e_4 113 1
Mattick. ss -4 113 4
Passeau. p -4 0 10 3
Totals_ 35 4 7 27 15
Whitehead 3b _ 4 0 0 0 3
Moore. If _ 3 0 2 1 0
bomaree, of _ 4 0 0 3 0
Otr. rf _ 4 0 0 1 0
banning, c _ 4 0 0 4 0
Young, lb _ 4 0 0 11 0
Jurges. ss _ 3 0 0 5 1
Blossop. 2b _ 3 0 0 2 8
Selinmacher. p _ 2 0 0 0 2
Rucker, z _ 1 0 0 0 0
Brown, p _ 0 0 0 0 0
Totals ___ 32 0 2 27 14
z—Batted for Schumacher in 8th.
Chicago _ 000 100 300—4
Yew York _ 000 000 000—0
Errors: Rogell, Passeau, Herman
Whitehead. Jurges, Mattick. Runs bat
ted in: Herman. Mattick, Passeau 2
Two base hit: Passeau. Home run:
Borman. Left on bases: New York 7:
Chicago 5. Bases on balls: off Schu
maclmr 1. off Passeau 2. Struck out
V Schumacher 3. by Passeau 2, by
brown l. Hits off: Schumacher 7 in 8
innings: off Brown 0 in 1. Losing
pitcher: Schumacher. Umpires: Ballan
bmt. Campbell and Klem. Time: 2:05
Attendance: 4.138 ladies. 5.119 paid.
Moose, before submerging their
heads to feed on aquatic plancC,
drop their ears at an angle which
prevents water from entering.
Well Known Practipedist
will tell you how to
behave been fortunate in se
eurinct the services of Mr. G. A.
Meacham. practipedist, of the
~ Arch Brace Co., Cincinna
■. who will be in our store
All Day May 18th
rt-hef'*11. give y°u information on
ues« °l tnot Pains- aches, tired
‘AceUf°niS' caUuses, bunions,
l,j,e Perspiration, ingrown
,f.. and other foot ailments.
l °°l APPLIANCES and
Jun-C,aipJ a comP'ete stock of
r.,j 001 Aic1s’ Popularly pric
li,,f ''' ~U£u'anteed to give re
senders drug store
American League
New York 6: Chicago 1.
Cleveland 18; Washington 1.
Boston at St. Louis, postponed, rain.
Philadelphia at Detroit, postponed,
National League
Chicago 4; New York 0.
Cincinnati 7; Philadelphia 2.
Brooklyn 4; St. Louis 3.
Pittsburgh at Boston, postponed, rain.
American League
Won Lost Pet.
Boston -IS 6 .750
Cleveland _ 15 8 .652
Detroit _12 11 .522
Philadelphia _11 12 .478
Washington _10 14 .417
St. Louis_ 9 13 .410
Chicago _ 9 14 .391
New York_ 8 14 .364
National League
Won Lost Pet.
Cincinnati _ 17 5 .773
Brooklyn _ 16 5 .762
Chicago-14 11 .560
New York _12 10 .545
Philadelphia_ 8 12 .400
St. Louis_ 8 16 .333
Boston _ 6 14 .300
Pittsburgh - 6 14 .300
American League
New York at Chicago—Sundra (0-2)
vs. Lee (2-1).
Philadelphia at Detroit—Dean (3-1)
vs. Newsom (2-1).
Washington at Cleveland — Haynes
(1-1) vs. Allen (2-2).
Boston at St. Louis—M. Harris (2-1)
vs. R. Harris (2-1).
National League
Cincinnati at Philadelphia—Derringer
(3-2) vs. Mulcahy (3-1).
Chicago at New York—Olsen (1-0) vs.
Gumbert (3-2).
St. Louis at Brooklyn—McGee (2-2)
vs. Tamulis (1-0).
Pittsburgh at Boston—Bauers (0-0)
vs. Posedel (2-2).
Is Five Points Ahead Of Two
Closest Pursuers, Run
yan And Thomson
NEW YORK, May 17.—Iff)—
Though he fell down a flight of
stairs last night and injured his
back somewhat, young Ben Hogan
of White Plains, N. Y„ still was
able to put together a 68-73 over the
exacting fresh Meadow Country
club course today and take a com
fortable lead over his 14 profession
al rivals in the Goodall round robin
golf tournament.
With four more hard rounds of
match play yet to be crowded into
tomorrow and Sunday, Hogan to
night was five points ahead of his
two closest pursuers, Paul Runyan
and Jimmy Thomson. Hogan was
breezing along with 12 “plus”
points. Thomson shot rounds of 76
71 today, Runyan 71-72, on a par-70
A “point” is scored in this unique
affair when a player finishes one
up over, an opponent. All matches
go 18 holes. Hogan picked up a
neat total of eight points in his
blistering morning round, when he
caught Craig Wood and Clayton
Heafner off their games. But his
lame back finally caught up with
him in the afternoon and his 73 en
abled him only to break even with
Henry Picard, the P. G. A. cham
pion, and Horton Smith.
In fourth place tonight with five
points was Heafner, who shot 74
72 on his Second and third rouids.
Martin Pose of Argentina, who is
surprising the boys with the all
around excellence of his game,
burned the course with rounds of
70-71 to climb to fifth place with
four points. He licked both Heafner
and Jimmy Demaret, 1 up, in the
The only others to win “plus”
scores at this point were Dick
Metz, three, Gene Sarazen, two,
and Byron Nelson, the open king,
one. Horton Smith, the old boy
wonder, was exactly even. Metz
shot a brace of fine 72s today. Sara
zen, co-leader with Runyan at the
end of the first round, had 75-74,
and Nelson scored 73-72.
Seven Complete Course
In Senior Life Saving
Seven persons successfully com
pleted the senior life saving course
conducted recently at the Y. M. C.
A. pool by Kenneth G. Wooten and
Albert L. Wooten under the auspices
of the Wilmington chapter of the
American Red Cross.
They included: Victor Gore, ' illy
Pittman, Jennings Williams, David
Oliver, Herbert Houston, R. Marion
Duncan. Jr- and William H. Davis.
Wyatt Pitches Brooklyn To
Win By Scattering
Seven Hits
BROOKLYN, May 17—(2P)—Mak
ing another try after getting hat
ted out of the box in the first inning
two days ago, Whitlow Wyatt pitch
ed the Brooklyn Dodgers to a 4 to 3
victory ever the St. Louis Cardinals
today by scattering seven hits.
This was one more than the Dod
gers collected off three St. Louis
pitchers, but five of the Brooklyn
hits were bunched in two frames.
In the fourth Dixie Walker opened
with a single, Babe Phelps followed
with a home run and later in the
same inning Dolph Camilli hit his
fourth round tripper of the year.
The Cardinals opened with a run
in the first on a walk, an infield out
and Joe Medwick’s single and scor
ed their other runs in the fourth on
1 walk and Don Padgett's homer
his third.
This seemed adequate for Lon
Warneke at the time, but Brooklyn
lost no time tying the count and
in the seventh pushed across the
winning run on two singles and a
long fly.
Brown. 2b _ 5 0 12 1
S. Martin. 3h_ 2 110 0
Slaughter, rf_ 4 0 0 1 0
Medwick. If _ 4 0 110
Mize, lb_ 3 119 0
Padgett, c _ 4 113 1
T. Moore, cf_ 4 0 0 4 0
Orengo. ss_ 3 0 14 6
J. Martin, x_ 10 10 0
Warneke. p_ 3 0 0 0 1
Russell, n _ 0 0 0 0 2
Shoun. p _ 0 0 0 0 0
Hoop, xx _ 1 0 0 0 0
Totals _ 34 2 7 24 11
x—Batted for Orengo in 9th.
xx—Batted for Shoun in 9th. 1
Gilbert, cf _ 4 0 0 2 0 J
Coscarart. 2b _ 4 0 0 0 5 '
Walker. If _ 3 1 2 1 0 ;
Phelps, c _ 2 115 0
Lavagetto. 3b _ 4 0 0 1 ]
Camilli. lb_ 4 2 2 16 0
E. Moore, rf_ 3 0 1 1 0 '
Reese, ss _l 3 0 0 1 3 -
Wvatt. n _ 3 0 0 0 4.
Totals _ 30 4 6 27 13
St. Louis_ 100 200 000—3 1
Brooklyn _ 000 300 l()x—4
Errors: S. Martin. Orengo. Runs
batted in: Medwick. Padgett. 2:
Phelps. 2: Camilli. Reese. Three bas
hit: J. Martin. Home runs: Padgett
Phelps. Camilli- Double plays:
Brown. Orengo and Mize: Russell.
Orengo and Brown. Left on bases:
St. Louis. 7: Brooklyn. 5. Bases on
balls: Off Wyatt. 3: off Warneke.
2: off Russell. 1. Struck out: Bv Wv
att. 2: by Warneke. 3. Hits: Oft ,
Warneke. 6 in six innings: off Rus
sell. 0 in 1 2-3; off Shoun, 0 in 1-3.
Losing pitcher: Warneke. Umpires:
Goetz. Reardon and Pinelli. Time:
2:26. Attendance: 11.068.
Cleveland Uverpowers
Washington Nine, 18-1
CLEVELAND, May 17— UP> — 1
Cleveland’s second-place Indians
overpowered the Washington Sen
ators today, IS to 1, in a grotesque
game which provided Southpaw A!
Milnar his fourth straight victory.
Rookie Sidney Hudson, who start
ed for the Nats, couldn't find the
plate and passed out five walks and
a hit before Rene Monteagudo re
placed him with nobody out in the
first. Monteagudo wasn’t much bet
ter, giving two passes and four hits
and running the Indians’ first-inning
total to ten runs.
Case, rf _2 0 (1 2 n
Lewis, 3b _ 4 0 2 10
Welni, cf _4 0 110
Walker, If _4 112 0
P.onnra, lb _ 4 0 2 7 0
Travis, ss_3 0 13 3
Bloodworth, 2b _ 4 0 0 4 4
Ferrell, c _ 1 0 0 2 0
Krakauskas, p _ 1 0 0 0 1
Gelbert, p _ 1 0 0 0 1
Hudson, p _ 0 0 0 0 f
Monteagudo p _ 0 0 0 0 0
Eary, c _ 3 0 0 2 0
Totals_ 31 1 7 24 0
Boudreau, ss _ 3 3 3 3 2
Bell, rf _ 4 3 3 0 0
Campbell, rf _ 1 0 0 0 0
Chapman, cf _ 3 3 2 4 0
Trosky, 1b _6 1 2 6 0
Heath, If _ 4 3 3 4 0
Koltner, 3b _— 4 10 2 1
Hemsley, c _ 4 0 0 4 1
Pytlak, c _10 0 11
Mack. 2b _3 3 13 3
Milnar, p _5 110 0
Totals_40 IS 15 27 S
Washington _ 0O0 000 001— 1
Cleveland _ 1003 110 12x—It
Error: Travis. Iluns batted in:
Trosky 3. Iveltner, Mack, Boudreau 3.
Bell 3. Heath 3, Chapman 2, Travis.
Two base hits: Lewis. Trosky, Bonura.
Mack. Beil, Walker. Home runs: Heath
2. Stolen base: Boudreau. Doubb
plays: Mack. Boudreau and Trosky:
Boudreau. Mack and Trosky. Left on
bases: Washington 6; Cleveland 7
Bases on balls: off Hudson 5, off Mon
teagudo 2, off Krakauskas 1, off Gel
bert 1, off Milnar 3. Struck out: by
Monteagudo 2. by Krakauskas 2, by
"'ilnar 5. Hits: off Hudson 1 in 0 inn
ings (none out in first); off Mon
teagudo 4 in 1; off Krakauskas 6 in 4:
off Gelbert 4 in 3. Losing pitcher
Hudson. Umpires: Summers, Quinn and
Pipgras. Time: 2:06. Attendance (esti
mated) 3,000 (Ladies’ day).
I-- I
Cheery Not ho Cheery
When He Finds Arrest
Is Not A False Alarm
Charged with, turning in a
false fire alarm, Johnnie Cheery
received 10 days in jail in de
fault of a $5 fine following con
viction in recorder’s court yes
Charlie Ballard was fined $5
and costs and required to pay
$12.50 restitution to the Tide
Water Power company for reck
less operation of an automobile
resulting in damage to Tide Wa
ter property.
The ease of William Allison,
charged with assault with a
deadly weapon, was continued
until tomorrow. He was placed
under $200 bond.
Dutch Soldiers Enroute To A Concentration Camp
According to the German censor-approved caption, photo shows Dutch soldiers captured by the invading nazis. They were captured shortly
before all Holland, with exception of Zeeland province, surrendered to A dolf Hitler’s blitzkrieg. Photo radioed from Berlin to New York.
C. P. Radiophoto
Wertheimer Leads 6 To 3 Un
til Fifth When Poledip
pers Start Hitting
Wertheimer Bag company’s clul
>f the Independent Softball circui
ost a heart-breaking 7 to 6 decisio:
yesterday at the 22nd street dia
nond to the Taylor-Colquitt Creo
The Bag'maker’s were ridin;
:omfortably on a 6 to 3 count un
h the fifth frame. "Red" Hansley
mtil that inning, had allowed bu
bur hits.
McKeithan flew out to center t<
ipen the inning, and suddenly Hens
ey walked'High and Shoaf. Folge:
ined to short who miscued, filling
he sacks. The next hitter, Paige
vas walked and a man came in
t,d Hammonds, pinch hitting fo:
ilaultsby, hit a feeble roller to th<
litcher, who errored. and anothe:
■un crossed home.
Atkinson, the next batter, bunt
:d to “Cotton” King, who had re
ilacecl Hansley, and the runner;
vere forced out at home by King’
’ielding the ball to the catcher. Stil
he bases were loaded and two mei
iway, the stage was set for Fret
Hkinson’s single through second
.coring two runs.
Score by innings:
raylor-Colquitt _102 04—7 5
Wertheimer .210 00—6 8
Batteries, for T.-C., W. Stokle;
md Atkinson: for the Bagmen
Hansley, King and Johnson. Um
oires, Futch and Litchen.
(Continued From Page One)
.or, where Allied and . Belgia
troops had fought bitetrly to ha]
;he Germans east o£ the city in th
/icinity of Louvain.
“During the night of May 16-L
rertain adjustments to the fror
raving become necessary, the t
E. F. was withdrawn to position
west of Brussels,” it said. “Thi
readjustment was carried ou
without interference.”
Germans Spread
The cause of the withdrawal wa
said to be the fact that Germa:

(Continued From Page One)
i1 advance should die on the
spot rather than abandon the
| part of native soil confided
I to him.
! “As always at grave hours
of our history the word of
']the order is today: conquer
or die! We must conquer!”
French Take Stand
i! French troops barring the way
•1 (hero nine words were censored)
' | took their stand around the Sedan
; 1 Rethel-Sambre triangle, driven 35 to
j 40 miles into France after the Ger
man break through the Meuse
■ I front.
The Germans attacked on the
' j west side of this bulge around
Avesnes and Vervins, roughly 10
- i and 15 miles from the Belgian bor
• j der, striving to take control of the
i main northern highways.
; j The bulk of the Germans’ heavy
I ; tank divisions lumbered into the
1 j fray following armored cars and
i I —-1
ajmored divisions which had pene
trated into France were spreading
fanwise, with one column swing
’ I ing toward the sea. The apparent
’ [ reason for this move was to try to
> I catch the British forces in Belgium
■! in a pincer movement.
The appeal to the British public
■ said “Britain has faced tests like
this before and can face them
. again.”
Declaring that the future of Eu
rope might hinge on events of the
next few days, the official source
“There must, however, be no il
lusion about the fact we now are
facing the first stages of the most
| tremendous battle in the history of
‘ | the world.”
It was explained that while the
situation is grave, it is not ir
! remediable, and that “shocks may
11 occur but the government are cer
Mtain the people will prepare them
- selves to face any test with nerves
of steel.”
■ Dangerous Menace
The day’s developments brought
• Britain and France face to face
3 with the most dangerous menace
3 to their existence since the dawn
1 of March 12, 1918, when the Ger
mans launched their attack against
the British fifth army—an attack
3 which almost won the World war
i for the kaiser.
whippet tanks which led the lightn
ing advance.
French advices from the front
said the giant machines were strik
ing out in small numbers, driving
far from their bases in defiance of
old established military laws for
protecting the flanks of advancing
How far they had progressed to
night could not be determined.
Planes Protect Advance
German planes took over the task
of protecting the armored advance
forces and tangled with Allied avia
tion in innumerable dogfights.
British pursuits alone were re
ported to have downed 157 German
planes over the western front since
the German invasion started last
Friday. Twenty-one of them were
accounted for today.
French planes attacked the rear
of the enemy motorized forces.
The Paris municipal council to
night issued a notice to its popula
tion, now included in the army
zone, declaring “everything neces
sary has been done to assure you
protection and supplies.”
The notice urged the people to
“be calm and resolute, as you have
been in every tragic period of our
The French ministry of informa
tion also issued a warning that
German agents were spreading false
rumors in an effort to create a
panic and urging civilians not to
abandon their homes without formal
Decree Published
A government decree was pub
lished creating- territorial guard
formations to protect against
“enemies behind the front,” such
as German parachute troops and
“fifth columnists,” for duration of
the war.
The formation is open to all non
mobilized men 16 years of age or
older to serve in their home com
munities under military orders.
While the Germans fought hard
on the western edge of their bulge,
other invading forces tried, with
out success, the French said, to
widen it south of Sedan to Mont
The French high command ack
knowledge that the fluid battlefront
had spread back to the Sedan
Rethel-Sambre ling yesterday, and
that the Germans renewed their
slashing attacks at dawn.
The French, however, with their
armies re-grouped to meet the
threat, pressed in on all sides of
the pocket.
(Here 12 words were censored.)
A survey of opposing claims, how
ever, indicates that the pocket is
35 to 45 miles deep in France at
the southern edge, from the Sedan
area to Rethel, and 55 to 60 miles
in width, on the west, from Rethel
north to the Sambre river in the
Mauberge sector. Rethel, the lower
Ill-Fated “Squalus” Becomes The “Sailfish”
(NrlA xeiepnoto)
The ill-fated submarine ‘‘Squaius,” which sank a year ago with a loss of 2fi lives, has been over
hauled and put back in service. Renamed the “Sail fish” it is pictured as, with appropriate ceremony,
it was recommissioned at Portsmouth, X. H. Among the crew are four survivors of the Squaius disaster.
edge of the loosely stitched military
pocket, is about 100 miles north
east of Paris.)
(Continued From Page One)
massed British troops concentrat
ed in Belgium were heading for
the coast while the French were
backing toward Paris.
(The French admitted German
penetration to the region of Rethel,
100 miles northeast of Paris, and
French Generalissimo Maurice
Gustave Gamelin ordered his
troops to “conquer or die.”
(The Gelgian government already
had fled to Ostend, Belgian port on
the North Sea.)
This seeming breach in the Al
lied lines now is being escploited by
the Germans.
Evidently breaking through the
Allied lines in the vicinity of Na
mur, the Germans were said to
have penetrated a distance of 20
to 40 miles to a point south of the
heavily fortified French city of
Maubeuge, which is on the river
Sambre some 40 miles southwest of
Namur and about 120 miles airline
northeast of Paris.
Namur, extreme right wing of
the BelgiaV Dyle line, is believed
here to be the scene of a terrific
battle, after the Germans were re
ported to have taken the outer Na
mur forts.
Namur is at the juncture of the
Meuse and Sambre rivers and, ac
cording to the Germans, is equip
ped with all modern defensive
North of Namur the Dyle fortifi
cations extend into Belgium; south
from Namur, the Meuse defenses
extend to Sedan, thence southeast
to the main Maginot line.
The German bulge into northern
France begins just below Namur.
It now is France’s turn to exper
ience what it means to hitch her
wagon to England’s star, after Po
land, Norway, Denmarfl, The Neth
erlands and Belgium, authorized
Germans said.
The advance into France, on a 65
mile front, was one of the fastest
in the current campaign and ap
parently the Germans occupied a
position along the French-Belgian
frontier region from the outskirts
of Maubeuge to the west end of the
main Maginot fortifications east
of Sedan.
Germans asserted that the
French and British were in dispute
over where to make a stand against
the German assaults.
The French, they reported, insist
ed on holding against a drive on
Paris, while the British demanded
that the Germans be kept from
gaining a foothold along the chan
nel ports, from which they might
launch a killing attack against Eng
land herself or cut the way for
strengthening the expeditionary
force in France.
“We have made progress of a
magnitude almost beyond compre
hension in France, and authorized
source said.
German successes were attribut
ed largely to the air force, which
Berlin officials contended had un
nerved the Allied armies with con
stant pounding by dive-bombers
and ground strafers.
At one point, an authorized
sources said, a French battalion
(of about 800 men) marched into
captivity to escape further bomb
ing, while at another point two
generals surrendered with 12,000
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manuel Presbyterian church, in
charge. Interment will follow in
Bellevue cemetery.
The body will be at the Yopp fun
eral home until Sunday morning.
Mr. Sailing is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Goldie Sailing; two sons,
Joseph A. Sailing and James W.
Sailing; three brothers, A. T., C. L.
and Sidney Sailing; four sisters,
Miss Gertie Sailing, Mrs. J. P.
Regers, Mrs. Henry G. Grady and
Mrs. Perry Powell, all of Wilming
Medical Tare
What is the cause of "traffic
Investigations by a psychologist.
Dr. George H. Mount, have given
quite a definite answer to this ques
tion. Doctor Mount constructed an
apparatus which would make a
continuous record of the pulse rate,
the blood pressure and the muscu
lar tone of automobile drivers. It
was almost possible in reading
these records to locate the bumps,
the bad paving, the narrow bridges
and the sharp curves that had been
two types of strain—one, the steady
strain caused by mental irritants,
and, two, sudden shocks which put
the driver’s pulse way up. When a
passing car cut in ahead of the test
car, the driver's pulse jumped to
115. The steady strain was due to
noises, loose windows, improper
ventilation, poor sitting posture.
Two sets of drivers were tested.
One group was instructed to go
through a city and "not spare the
horses"—try to get ahead of other
cars, cut the traffic signals. The
other group was told to obey all
traffic laws, consider the other
cars and not make any deliberate
effort to cover ground speedily.
The speedy group made a run oa
an average of 28 minutes while the
law-abiding group averaged 32
minutes. This microscopic saving
of four minutes was accomplished
at the risk of nervous upset be
cause the speeders had a pulse
rate of 112 after the run, while the
law-abiders had a pulse rate of 80.
The nervous irritation due to
steady strain can be cut down at
very small cost. A wrench and a
roll of friction tape will do wonders
towards making any car quieter.
Ventilation in modern cars is
taken care of by air enditioning.
In older cars the right way to ven
tilate in a sedan, for instance, is to
open the rear small quarter win
dows about three - eighths of an
inch, open the right door window
not less than half or more than an
inch. This way will insure com
plete change of air in the car every
few minutes and there will be no
In heavy downtown traffic the
driver’s pulse reaches, on the aver
age, 110. If he allows himself to
try to get into competition with
more rapid cars, he suffers nerve
shock after nerve shock. The
speeder who is determined to get
ahead saves very little time and
does so at the regular damage to
his nerves and patience and endur
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The Use of Iodine
In Treating Goiter
How long should iodine be used
in the treatment of goiter?
It takes very little iodine to pre
vent simple goiter. People who use
iodized salt continuously are mak
ing a mistake Iodine need be given
only for a short time during the
spring and fall in order to reduce
the simple goiters which occur in
goitrous localities.
Iodine is a two-edged sword in
the treatment of goiter. It should
be used very carefully, and we
have a number of records of ex
tremely severe reactions. These
consist of fever, eruptions on the
skin, a condition of runny nose and
even jaundice. When any of these
symptoms occur in a goiter victim
who has been taking iodine, the
iodine should be stopped.
This is not to say that iodine is
not a useful remedy in goiter. It is.
But it is no remedy for amateurs
to experiment with. It should be
given under the supervision of a
physician who sees the patient at
least once or twice a week and is
able to regulate the dosage.
C. R.: ‘‘What is it that causes a
person’s face to burn and get all
flushed, especially in the winter,
and sometimes bring a headache?
What could be done to prevent this
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