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ö e n> o National Topics Interpreted by William Bruckart Washington.—The patronage dam at last has broken. With congress out of the way, the adminis tration has begun to At the Pie Counter serve the plain a-big way. But Washington observers have noted something new in the pie-dispensing system now be ing employed. dam that held tip appointments made to do the bidding The breaking of the while congress was of the President, and that created such a terrible tralfic jam around the pie counter, has shown that being a Demo crat In the government service means little more than being a Republican Insofar as priority for reappointment The flood that came is concerned, after the dam broke has washed out about as many Democrats as Repub it is always to be expected Means. that the winning political party will put its own men ln. I have heard no complaint about that course because It has happened so many times in our history that it 1s taken for granted. From what 1 have been able to see and to hear. Presi 'ont Roosevelt can not be blamed for the ruthless char acter of the dismissals except Indirect ly. He has gone so far even as to say that some three or four thousand postmasters, now serving under com missions by President Hoover, will be allowed to remain on their jobs until This has their commissions expire, caused a howl among the clique that appears to be bent on grinding its own axes because they want those jobs, and unless the President stands firm they are going to get them. The Treasury seems to be affected less than other departments. Secre tary Woodln has picked most of his people, according to well Informed individuals, but he has bad to accept one or two men to ■whom senators were Indebted. The treasury secretary has run Into some difficulties, I am told, because he Insists on having investigations made of men whose appointments are recom mended to him. He was reported to have made a Democratic senator very angry because he would not name the senator's candidate as an internal rev enue coll ector in one state without the prerequisite of an Investigation. But the investigation was made just the same. The President and his advisers have played a brilliant hand in the new deal in their maneuvers at creating now jobs out of old ones. Take the farm legislation, put Into the hands of Secretary Wallace of the Depart ment of Agriculture. It is made to appear that the handling of the so called price parity law which Is the old domestic allotment plan in a new suit, and the other new farm aid laws will require something like 60,000 staff workers throughout the country. The farm loan and the home loan ma chinery, two separate organizations, will provide jobs running into the thou sands. The^leglslation that is sup posed to prevent blue-sky securities from being sold to an unsuspecting public likewise will enable the appoint ment of many more, and last but not least the public construction adminis tration and the industrial recovery ad ministration are two more agencies offering berths by the score to de serving supporters of the Roosevelt ticket. It Is fair to say that many of the underlings, the clerks and supporting cast In the several new agencies are being named from lists of those who have lost their jobs In the face of economy which Lewis Douglas, direc tor of the budget. Is taking so serious ly. But as far as I have b*en able to learn, there Is no dearth of Jobs that can be and are being filled purely on a political basis. The hardest job the politicians have, it appears, is in sorting out the right applicants to recommend among those thousands they have been receiving while Mr. Roosevelt kept the pie closet locked. : Without wasting any time, the ad ministration has opened the spigot on the tank of mll Speeding Hons to speed Indus Recovery trial recovery through use of pub The last 11c money In construction, congress voted a total of $3,3(X),000,(X)0 for public construction, It will be re called, and now the machinery to use these funds has been set In motion. It takes time to get government ma chinery ready even to spend money, but the haste with which the opera tions have been started Is looked upon here ns commendable although only public highway building and the fixing up of army posts and national ceme teries are Involved In the first moves. Out of the gigantic fund, $400,000,000 has been set aside and allocated to the use of the various states In the build ing of roads and $135,000,900 has been marked for use In reconditioning army posts and national cemeteries. Ex penditure of those funds, of course, will make Jobs, which Is the prime purpose of the program, but there are men in lilc h p laces who a rc n im ble to reconcile the course. Obligation of these funds was permitted after July ], so that there ought to be a consid erable boom In road construction throughout the country In the next few months. In making the funds available to the states, the federal government laid down several conditions to Insure that they would not be used to overbuild | one section while another part of the ; state remained without new highways. Further, the state» are required to spend at least 50 per cent of their total share within the confines of cities and towns, for there Is where the greatest amount of unemployment exists. An other requirement is that secondary roads, farm-to-nmrket systems and highways of that character, may be constructed with 25 per cent of the state's total, while the other 25 per cent may be expended upon comple tion of the federal highway system. The point of all of this Is that the federal government Is determined to enforce a distribution of the funds to as many areas as possible. This serves the purpose of providing the work as near as may be to the unem ployed and prevents "hogging" of available construction by any section. The government also put its finger on the methods to be used. It is say ing to each of the states that no con vict labor may be used, that the con tractors must pay wsgçs that permit of a decent and comfortable living standard, and that workers may not be kept on the Job longer than 30 hours per week in order that the maximum number of workers may have jobs. This principle is regarded as espe cially important because It establishes the six-hour day and the five-day week for the first time on a large scale. How long It can be maintained is now a matter of pure conjecture, but it will remain as the principle on all federal grants to states for highway building during the expenditure of these funds. * • • The allocation of the 5100,000,000 fund by states la as follows: Alabama, $8,370,133; Arizona, $5,211,960; Arkan sas, $0,748.335 ; Cali fornia Colorado, $6,874,530; Connecticut, $2, 865,740; Delaware, $1,819,088; Florida, $5,281,834; Georgia. $10,091,185; Ida ho, $4,486,249, Illinois, $17.570,770; Indiana, $10,037,843; Iowa, $10.055, 660; Kansas, $10,089,004; Kentucky. $7,517,350; Louisiana, $5,828,591; Maine, $3,369,917 ; Maryland, $3,564,527 ; Massachusetts, $6,597,100 ; Michigan, $12,736,227; Minnesota, $10,658,569; Mississippi, $0,978,675; Missouri, $12, 180.300; Montana, $7,439,748; Nebras ko. $7,828,001 ; Nevada, $4,545,917 ; New Hampshire, $1,909,830; New Jersey, $0,346,639 ; New Mexico,$5,782,935 ; New York, $22,330,101 ; North Carolina, $0, 522,293; North Dakota, $5,804,448; Ohio, $15,484,592; Oklahoma. $9,216, 798; Oregon, $6,106,.896; Pennsylvania, $18,801,004; Rhode Island, $1,998,708; Allocation by States $15.GOT,354 ; South Carolina, $5,459,165; South Da kota, $0,011,479; Tennessee, $8,492,619; Texas, $24,244.024; Utah. $4,194,708; Vermont, $1,807,573; Virginia. $7,416, 757; Washington, $6,115,867; West Virginia, $4,474,234; Wisconsin, $9, 724,881; Wyoming, $4.501,327; District of Columbia, $1,918.469, and Hawaii, $1,871,062. While most of us believe there has been a depression on throughout the country,none would believe It to be true Swarm Capital if tl,esole Yardstick for measuring busi ness conditions was the tourist travel through the national Capitol building In Washington. Although accurate figures are not available, the corps of guides who lead visitors through the great building on Capitol hill tell that they have had what they call a big year thus far. Is plain to sec that thousands of per sons are making a visit to Washington this year, for there has been a steady stream of visitors passing through those long corridors day after day In an almost unending procession. The same is true of the Washington monu ment, that tall obelisk ranging 555 feet In the air as a mark of the reverence held for the father of his country. Passing by the monumorttlaimost any Urne during the day, one can see a T ourists To the uninitiated, it familiar sight, a queue of tourists awaiting thelf turn to ride to the top In the slow moving elevator within the square walla of the structure. * * * A few nights ago some of the folks in fhe treasury had occasion to work late and In the course of the evening, one of the colored messengers was asked to visit an office for a file of pa pers, the regular occupant of that of fice having gone home. The messenger went but came back soon, saying he could not get in. An Investigation re venled the office was unlocked. Some further Inquiry elicited the Informa tlon from the messenger that two years ago an official had died at his deck and the messenger maintained he had since observed ghosts In the office. ©, 3933. Western Newspaper Union. Dog* Guard Museum Two big German shepherd dogs sup plernent the guards and elaborate elec Ideal devices which protect the Boston Museum of Fine Arts at night. Should anyone linger in the building with malicious Intent there would he no way for him to get out after the big doors were closed for the day and he could not elude the acute hearing and sentinels, smell Of these faithful dog sentinel, even though It was possible for him to escape detection by other means. —. Largest Jig-Saw Puzzle in World h 1 - Mi n w ' * r i A i:\ji j V t 55* I „■? ■AM ■-er M » îiS* y * >• VT* •r ; , ■ £Êd HESE three beautiful motion picture actresses are putting together, out in Hollywood, Calif., th# largest jig-saw puzzle in the world. The puzzle Is an actual painting cut by machine, and Is 20 feet long by 5 feet In width. It con tains over 8,500 pieces. T THE CHILDREN'S STORY By THORNTON W. BURGESS PETER NOTICES A FUNNY SMELL IIENEVER Short-Tall the Shrew was near him, Peter Rabbit would keep sniffing and sniffing. Erom some where there was coming a funny smell tha't he didn't Just exactly like. It reminded him something of the scent Jerry Muskrat carries with him and is so fond of, and which has given him his name of Muskrat It was a musky smell At first Peter didn't think that It might be coming from Short-Tall, but finally Short-Tail no W y Q > Jr I A 0 /jAk h/'\ \ ji. ». ,u 'Y 'What Are You Sniffing For?" Demand ed Short-Tail. tlced the way In which Peter was sniffing. "What are you sniffing for?" demand ed Short-Tall. "1 was just trying to make out where that queer smell comes from," replied Peter. Short-Tall stopped running about long enough to take two or three sniffs, "I don t smell anything queer." said he.* "I would almost think Jerry Musk rat had been here," said Peter sniffing harder than ever. Short-Tall began to chuckle. "1 know what It Is," he said, "only I don't think there is anything queer about It. It is me you smell. To be exact, It Is the scent I carry with me. 1 like It myself, but I've been pleased to note that there are many people who do not like It The more that don't like It the better suited I am." "Why," demanded Peter, "I should think that If you like It, yourself, you would want everybody else to like It I would." "Perhaps you would and perhaps you wouldn't." retorted Short-Tall. "If you were In my place you would feel exact ly as 1 do about It All the members of my family like that scent. It makes finding each other an -easy matter. But Reddy Fox gnd Red-Tail the Hawk and most of the others who hunt little folks like me don't like that scent. Just as soon as they smell It they go looking for someone else. About the only one who doesn't seem to mind It Is Hooty the Owl. I hate that fellow. Yes, j ! iŸyoïiiYsE ftr % (i y /M 1 ft' ted the word "sandbag - has been traced to the ancient days when only knights were allowed to fight with lance and sword Tne ordinary man used an ebon staff to öne end of which was fastened a sand bag Ä. 1111, IlcOlur* N«wipftp«r Syndicale. WNU Servie« sir, I hate that fellow. If he only made some noise with his wings I wouldn't mind him so much because I've got as quick a pair of ears as anybody. Bui my eyes are not much use—'' "I shouldn't think they would be," Interrupted Peter, for the first time noticing how very tiny Short-Tail's eyes were. "They are plenty good enough for all my needs," sputtered Short-Tall rath er hotly, for he Is quick tempered. "If 1 can tell light from dark, that Is about all I care. My nose and my ears tell me everything else I need *o know. 1 couldn't get along with eyes any big ger than I've got No, sir, never In the world. Big eyes would be a nuisance Bahi Who wants big eyes!" At this funny speech Peter blinked his own eyes very fast. It was a most surprising thing to hear anyone with such little pin-point eyes say that big eyes would' be a n ui sa nce "Every body to his own taste," retorted Peter. "For my part I don't see what objec tion you can have to big eyes. 1 should think you would want to see a little something." 'And get them full of sand every time 1 dig a tunnel? No, thank you I You may have big eyes If you want them, but for me the smaller the bet ter," snapped Short-Tall. "Listen ! 1 hear footsteps!" Short-Tail disap peared along one of his little paths! ®. 1933, by X- w - Burgess.—WNU Servie«, A FEW SANDWICHES HERE are so many hearty sand wiches that may be prepared from a few slices of cold meat with the ad dltlon of pepper, onion, catsup, or oth er seasonings, that one may have a variety without any trouble. T Fork Sandwich. Mix chopped, cooked pork with chopped onion and green pepper for seasoning, moisten with salad dress Ing and use as filling on buttered bread. cooked with boiled dinner, chop fine and add chopped sweet pickles, green peppers and a stalk or two of celery. Add mayonnaise to mix and use on any bread. Chopped tongue with cucumber rel ish or chopped pickles, used on but tered whole wheat bread, Is very good. Take pork that has been Corned Beef Sandwich. Put a thick slice of corned beef be tween two slices of lightly buttered bread. Spread with a thin coating of made mustprd and a lettuce leaf. Horseradish may be used In place of the mustard for variety. Another way Is to chop the corned beef, add mus Modern Housing for Hens at Century of Progress" A Y 4 #46» ■A > : X S'. j I » .( V 1 Fv I m \ m — mAk *' ! I*. mm ! > I I y.a f: m 1 ! rs-— .... .1 j Sfi ,~f Mir, * i *7 y' i wmm •Y - % A',?*' y 'M '<■ Y i rib mm ODERN housing, ns displayed at A Century of Progress, the great exposition In Chicago, Is not for humans alone. The latest styles for residences for chickens also are shown, and as may be seen In our photograph, they are nothing like the old unsightly coops. Inhabiting the new houses at the fair are a lot of wonderful prize chickens of all breeds. M The Same Old Flag By DOUGLAS MALLOCH S OME one's bought a new flag, to hang above the streeL A red and white and blue flag, the marching men to greet, A tasseled. fringed and gold flag, a flag as pure as snow. And yet It Is the old flag, fhe flag we used to know— The same rrl, white and blue flag, The same old dare-and-do flag. The same old tried and true flag, The flag of long ago! Some one's bought a bright flag, the old began to fade, A blue and red and white flag, to carry on parade, A red ns red ns flame flag, a blue ns blue as skies. And yet It Is the same flag, the fair est flag that files— The same blue, red and white flag. The same old dare-to-flght flag, The one and only right flag, The flag that never dies ! ) |Wg A tattered-to-a-thrend flag, or however fair. It's the blue and white and n the same flag anywhere. A cotton or a gold flag may hang above the door, And yet it is old flag, the flag our fathers bore— The same red, white and blue flag. The same old dare-and-do-flag, flag. The same old dare-and-do-flag, The same old tried and true flag, Our flag forevermore! ©, 1833. DoukIm VlaJloch.—WNU Servie«. In Apricot Linen Y m -, m > ■;;v wm I \ I yy; - > ;||| : * . r ■y'ZA One of the latest of Parisian fasii Ion creations for the well-dressed young lady Is this apricot linen dress with brown stripes. The hat Is as sorted. tard and enough of the fat of the meat for richness and use on buttered rye bread. Norway Sandwich. Boll two cupfuls of tomato, add a pound of chipped dried beef and half a pound of rich cheese which has been put through a meat chopper. Let come to the boiling point, add one beaten egg and cook to the spreading consistency. Add cayenne and spread on buttered bread. This will keep In the Ice chestfor a few days. Dried Beef and Pickle Sandwich. Put one-fourth of a pound of dried beef and three or four sweet pickles through the food chopper, add may onnaise and spread on buttered bread. This tastes like ham sandwich. Try becL cheese and celery for a mixture; tmHsten with salad dressing. ©. 3933. Western Newspaper Union. KONERS Xj i 1 y % People whitewash trees so they can And their way home on a dark night BONERS are actual humorous tid-bits found in examination pa pers, essays, etc., by teachers. Alaska Is an advantage to the United States because there la a dol lar's worth of precious metal there. The Indians came over to America to smoke a piece x>f pipe with Wil liam Penn. The Renaissance were the people who lived half way between Europe and the Middle Ages. • • • What Is a beaker? Most birds have beaks but a pelican has a beaker. ©. 1833, Bel! Syndicats.— WNU Servies. Graphic Golf SPARING SWOTS CONTAGIOUS. OUM£T UNDCRCUJ6S COE CURE. <1 EK3WT MEDIUM ENABtXC 0 BOuD Play. SPARED SHOTS Favoring one club Is often apt to create a condition that will spread to other shots. It Is no less a fault than pressing, although It Is considerably less heard of. ting well within ourselves becomes so chronic that it is hard to overcome. Generally the best cure Is to under club for a while In order to counteract the tendency, a curative method fa vored by Francis Ouimet, stance play a hard shot with a mashie instead of resorting to a No. 8 or These two extremes will thus Oftentimes this hit For In 4 Iron. evolve after a time Into a suitable Once this Is achieved medium shot, the shot can be hit firmly toward the pin. The greens today generally will hold a firm Iron and the feeling that one can thus play boldly for the pin adds confidence to one's game. ®, 1933. Bell Syndicat«. —WNU Servie«. PAPA KNCWS-I JoJ ,*= ««Mcr 3 "Pop, what Is a speculator?" "One who dances while a broker fiddles." ®. 3933. Bell Syndicats. — WNU 3«rvic«.