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ONE OF THOSE
DAYS
By DOUGLAS MALLOCH
J DST one of those days when the
world and its ways
Seem so harsh, seem so hard, seem so
little to praise;
When the work that we do seems a
thing never through.
Never looks just the way that we
wanted It to;
There Is nothing so wrong, neither
sob, neither song,
It's Just one of those days that Just
happen along.
Just one of those times when a word
never rhymes.
When the life that we lead seems Just
dollars and dimes,
When the world is so still, neither
good, neither 111,
Not a scene has a smile, not a thought
has a thrill;
There Is nothing so sad, there is noth
ing so glad.
It's Just one of those days we so often
have bad.
Just one of those hours neither sun,
neither show'rs,
Like a lake without waves, or a path
without flow'rs;
But the world isn't o'er, over now
evermore,
It shall blossom again as It blossomed
before.
For tomorrow our gaze to the peaks
we shall raise,
And shall know that today was Just
one of those days.
•, III), Dtnilu Melloch.— WNU Scrrlo*.
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Solon was one of the three great
kings of Judah. He was a poet and
some of his songs are contained In our
book of praise which we call psalms.
Whenever he met Pompey he took off
his hat)
BONERS are actual humorous
tid-blts found in examination pa
pers, essays, etc., by teachers.
An anachronism Is a thing that a
man puts In writing In the past be
fore It has taken place In the future.
Etiquette Is little things you do that
you don't want to do.
Edward Bok went to work at an
early age to help pay the Income tax.
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Tell all that you know about Keats.
I don't know anything. I don't even
know what they are.
Oglethorpe was the little Indian
maiden that saved the life of Colum
bus.
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Xerxes watched the battle of Sa
lamis while seated on a thorn.
A pedagog Is a Chinese temple.
©, 1132, Ball Syndicate.—WNU Service.
U. S. Senate Employee«
About 800 people are usually em
ployed by the United States senate.
Some of these work In the Capitol
building and some work In the senate
office building. The secretaries and
stenographers are appointed by the In
dividual senators. Other employees
are generally appointed through pa
tronage of the majority party.
Nothing to Fear hut Punctures
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W ILLIAM NKISCH of 8L Louis, setting out on a thousand-mile Jaunt down
'Ylre'MlssIsslppl river on his raft made of two automobile Inner tubes cut
and vulcanized together and fastened to a floor of wood and canvas, wasn't
worried even by the danger of punctures. He carried an automobile pump, tire
patchea, rubber cement and a bathing suit
Training Young Women of Germany for Life
NDKU the direction of the Hitler
government, the training of young
if the German nation In farm
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conducted at a farm school In Sutt
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new schooling Is to Instill In the young
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rlage, and Is the first step toward once
again making peasant life the back
bone of the nation.
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BEDTIME STORY FOR CHILDREN
By THORNTON W. BURGESS
WHAT JERRY MUSKRAT
WAS DOING
ID yon ever watch a house being
built! Of course yon have. You
know, first of all a cellar Is dug. You
know how sewer and water pipes are
laid. You must know that a lot of
work la done In the ground which
doesn't go Into the house Itself, but
which Is a part of the building of the
house Just the same.
It was this same way with Jerry
Muskrat and his new house. He had
a lot to do before he could build the
house Itself, which would rise above
the surface of the water. Grandfather
Frog had been right when he had said
that that part of the work would be
the easiest for Jerry.
First of all Jerry had to dig a sort
of cellar. The mud from this he piled
around him to make a sort of wall.
It was really the beginning of the
foundations of the new house. When
he had this cellar finished of course
the water was quite a lot deeper there
than It was around 1L This was why
he had dug It. He knew that the water
was so shallow around It that It would
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First of All Jerry Had to Dig a Cellar.
very likely freeze clear to the bottom
In the winter. He didn't want that to
happen under his house, or should 1
say Inside his house? You see that
cellar really was a part of his house,
I suppose. Anyway, It was the way by
which he would go In and out, and so
It had to be made safe. It wouldn't
do to leave a chance of being frozen
In. So he took pains to make it deep
enough.
Then from that cellar he started a
tunnel over to the bank of the Smil
ing Pool. It took time to dig that tun
nel When he reached the bank he
kept right on, slanting up until he had
reached a place where It was dry and
where he felt aure that the spring
flood would not reach unless It hap
pened to be such an unusual flood
as the one which had swept away his
old house last spring. There he made
a comfortable and roomy chamber
wherein he would later make a nice
bed of grass.
Then Jerry went back to his cellar
and started another tunnel. This one
he headed straight for the deepest
part of the Smiling Pool, where he
knew there would be water no matter
how thick the Ice above might be.
When this was finished he dug another
to the bank and another to deep water
so that In case of accident to the first
one, he would still have tunnels he
SANDWICH VARIETY
T HIS Is the sandwich season, so we
will stock up on a-few new ways
of preparing them.
Pate de Foie Gra* Sandwich.
Cook two small goose livers In goose
fat until soft, mash them to a paste
with three hard-cooked eggs, season
with salt, pepper and grated onion.
Spread on small thin slices of toast,
or serve as a canape.
Devlled Egg Sandwich.
Take 12 hard-cooked egg yolks, three
tablespoonfuls of olive oil, two table
spoonfuls of lemon Juice, one-half tea
spoonful of prepared mustard, salt,
paprika and three drops of tabasco
sauce. Mix all together and blend
well; spread on buttered rye or white
bread. The whites may be finely
chopped and sprinkled over the sand
wich if desired.
Fried Egg Sandwich.
Cook a little finely minced onion In
butter, then turn In an egg and cook
until set; season with salt and pepper
and place on buttered bread; cover
with another slice.
Chicken and Onion Sandwich.
Take small bits of chicken finely
chopped and mix with one-third the
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SPOON USEFUL IN ROUGH
GRASS
T HERE seems to be a hesitancy on
the part of most golfers to resort
to the spoon when a cuppy He In the
fairway confronts them or In rough
grass. Generally they will pin their
chances on some straight faced Iron
In preference. Perhaps Just as gen
erally their shot will end disastrously.
For the straight faced Iron particular
ly Is a difficult club In the hands of
any but the expert player. All right
off the tee, It takes considerable pow
er to play it efficiently from heavy
grass. In dèep clover a dry contact Is
almost impossible because the Juice of
the smashed plants highly lubricates
the face of the Iron. The ball, lacking
spin, Is thus hard to control. The re
silient face of the spoon will take a
much, better hold in such circum
stances. Another thing In Its favor
la that It has more loft than an Iron
club for the same range and cun raise
the ball more quickly from the long
grass and set It down with but little
roll.
im, B»!l SyndJoAte. —WNU tervlcw
could use. Jerry believes In being pre
pared.
It takes time and a lot of hard
work to dig tunnels like these. It
was this that Jerry was doing while
Peter Rabbit was so Impatiently
watching for some signs of the new
house above water. The bits of earth
and sod which Jerry dug out he used
to broaden the foundation around his
cellar. And of course It was this work
that made the water so muddy.
The truth is these tunnels were
quite as Important as the house Itself.
In fact. In some ways they were more
Important So Jerry took great pains
In digging them. He knew that the
time might come when his life would
depend on them. He Intended that If
that time did come there should be
nothing wrong with those tunnels.
Not until they were finished did he
give much thought to the rest et the
house.
c. mi, by T. W. Burt«*.—WNU Servie«.
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Angora cat, owned by Mrs.
Alice S, Brown of Lebanon,
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der for the tide of the old
est cat in New England.
"Ruffles" is twenty years
old-—nearly old enough to
vote - t- and is the mother
of 124 children and numer
ous great-great-great
grandchildren,
<$■ by McClure Newspaper Syndicat#.
WNU Servie#
quantity of finely minced onion, sea
son with salt and pepper and spread
on buttered bread,
Curried Egg Sandwich.
Fry sliced onions in butter, add
flour and milk to make a thick cream
sauce. Add half a teaspoonful of cur
ry powder and three hard-cooked eggs
or more. Spread on buttered bread
when cool.
Egg With Mushroom.
Saute a few mushrooms In butter,
add chopped hard-cooked egg In pro
portions to suit the taste, bind with a
little sweet cream, season to taste and
spread on white buttered bread.
C by Weetern Neweoaoer Union.
In Black Taffeta
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The rustle of taffeta Is heard once
more In the land. This black taffeta
gown has many points In Its favor, on
sleeves as well as on the double skirt
flounces which mount at the front
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National Topics Interpreted
by William Bruckaft
Washington. — Secretary Wallace's
plan for sending this little pig and
% that little pig and
TooManyPigs an old sow or two
to market has
caused so many
pigs to go to market that the distin
guished secretary has had to Issue a
warning against shipping so many of
them at this time. The markets were
nearly glutted In the first days of op
eration of the program under which
the government Is buying pigs and
sows, soon to farrow, at premium
prices. Secretary Wallace certainly
demonstrated that he la the nation's
champion hog caller, especially when
the Inducement was cash In hand.
As soon as the Department of Agri
culture decided that a reduction In the
potential marketing of hogs during
the coming year was advisable and
made known that the government
would buy pigs weighing between 25
and 100 pounds and sows, soon to far
row, there was a rush for market
Despite the fact that the government
Is prepared to buy 4,000,000 pigs and
1,000,000 sows, at the premium prices,
approximately 30,000 pigs and 1,000
sows reached the main markets on the
first day. Mr. Wallace watched the
pigs go to market for a few days more
and then tried to shoo them back a
hit, explaining that the farmers would
have until around October 1 In which
to ship their pigs and obtain the
premium prices.
By the end of September, It Is fig
ured by the experts, the potential mar
keting of hogs during the coming year
will have been reduced by about 2,000,
000,000 pounds. In this manner, It Is
claimed by Mr. Wallace and those who
sponsored the Idea, the first step will
have been taken In establishing and
maintaining a balance between the
production and consumption of hog
products. It Is their belief also that
this course will establish prices around
the level that prevailed between 1910
and 1914.
While the potential marketing Is ex
pected to be reduced by about 2,000,
000,000 pounds, the actual live tonnage
of the pigs and sows for which the
government will pay a premium during
the-emergency period Is expected to
up proximate 650.000.000 pounds. The
government has not' bound itself to
buy more than 4,000,000 pips and
1,000,000 sows, and so Secretary Wal
lace has suggested that farmers who
plan to shop should get In touch with
their county agent or some other au
thority and learn whether they can
sell their stock before the little pigs
are sent to market.
It might be well to supply here the
premium prices which are to be paid
for those pigs and sows which will be
purchased. The secretary used the
Chicago market as a base and the
prices which he fixed for that market,
therefore, generally will run somewhat
higher than the farmer will receive at
interior points, Just as they would un
der normal marketing conditions. The
scale of prices per hundredweight, for
pigs Is ns follows: 25-30 pounds, $9.50;
31-35 pounds, $0.25; 30-40 pounds, $0;
41-45 pounds, $8.75; 46-50 pounds,
$8.50;
pounds, $8; 61-65 pounds, $7.75; 66-70
pounds. $7.50; 71-75 pounds, $7.25;
76-80 pounds, $7; 81-85 pounds, $6.75;
80-90 pounds, $6.50; 91-95 pounds,
$6.25; and 90-100 pounds, $6.
For the sows that are soon to farrow
—and the requirements are that this
fact shall be unmistakable—the gov
ernment will pay a premium of four
dollars per head, but It will buy only
those sows weighing 275 pounds or
more. The farmers, therefore, will get
the market price for packing sows on
the day the shipment is received in
the market, plus the premium of four
dollars for each sow sold. •
to Market
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pounds, $8.
51-55
The government Is trying, as we
said above, to reduce the potential
marketing of hogs
Raise in Price during the forth
coming marketing
season and It be
lieves that In so doing several im
portant benefits will accrue to the
growers of hogs, and they will accrue
immediately. The extent to which pur
chases are scheduled to be made will
mean a reduction of from 12 to 16 per
cent in the marketings that are likely
to take place otherwise in the 1933
1934 marketing seasan, according to
the calculation. The experts who fig
ured out what the reduction will mean
also are authority for the calculation
that the action will result In an In
crease In prices of hogs during the
forthcoming season ranging from 25
to 35 per cent. That is the claim, any
way !
So It Is seen that the Department of
Agriculture expects to accomplish an
Increase In hog prices by $1 or $1.50
over the present base price of about
$4.50 per hundred. The first portion
of the benefits to come from the plan
Is In the form of the premium which
we have discussed, and the second Is
In the form of higher prices for the
remainder of the hog crop.
Mr. John Q. Consumer la the one
upon whom success of the enterprise
depends. Mr. Wallace Is going to lay
another processing tax on hogs that
go Into domestic consumption. No
such tax will be laid on hogs killed for
export shipment The amount of the
tax has not been definitely fixed, but
Mr. Wallace holds that one-half cent
to Result
per pound of the live hogs will provide
sufficient funds. It must be noted,
however, that a tax of one-half cent
per pound on the hoof grows to b©
much more per pound of edible ham
for ham and eggs, or In the .pork
chops that grace the table.
Mr. Wallace says with emphasis
that this emergency program will not
be repeated. He plans to give consid
eration at once to a definite program
of a permanent character that will
effect a more substantial reduction la
the number of sows that will farrow la
the future, a sort of a birth-control
idea. At the same time and Inter
linked with the hog program, he pro
poses to work out some arrangement
that will reduce the acreage of corn.
It is quite obvious to anyone that If
there was an artificial Increase in hog
prices there would be an expansion of
hog production In another year. So
Mr. Wallace is going to try to defeat
that through birth control of hogs and
by causing an Increase In the price of
corn.
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Without passing on the merits of
the scheme which Mr. Wallace and his
advisers have
worked out fur
ther than to say
he Is being criti
cized vigorously in a good many quar
ters, It must be remembered there has
been a violent change In America's
position with respect to Its surplus
hog products. In recent years, there
has been almost annually a decrease
In the export of pork and Its products
because the European countries, hither
to our great market, have been step
ping up their hog production consist
ently since the World war. More re
cently, most of those countries have
sought to protect themselves by estab
lishing high tariffs or by limiting the
imports from the United States
through quotas.
Meanwhile, hog and corn produc
tion has gone on here at the old rate
and we Just have no place to send the
surplus. Hog prices reflect the effect
of excess supplies on the domestic
market The products are highly per
ishable and must move Into consump
tion quickly at whatever price they
will bring. There Is, therefore, no
doubt about the existence, nor the
serious character, of the hog problem.
As every one knows, much of the
corn raisers' success de pends upon the
extent to which corn la fed to hogs.
This condition Is accentuated these
days because not so many years ago
about 11,000,000 horses and mules
more than now exist were eating
corn. That corn has been diverted to
hog feed. Students of the problem
are saying, therefore, that if there Is
to be a satisfactory relationship be
tween hog and corn production, the
corn acreage must be adjusted down
ward as the hog production shrinks.
Otherwise, the quantity of corn re
leased from hog consumption would
cause the price of corn to go to the
bottom, and .. the.c orn farmer would_
get It In the neck in that way.
It Is an extremely delicate balance
that Mr, Wallace Is seeking. It never
has been found in all history and a
rail fence opinion is that Mr. Wallace
won't find It. On the other hand,
there never has been In history a situ
ation so complex as that through
which we have been passing and sup
porters of the idea now being put into
operation by the government contend
It Is the only way out. Since Presi
dent Roosevelt has been feeling his
way In an effort to bring about re
covery, observers here seem to be
agreed that little more harm can be
done by trying out the birth control»
method for reducing hog production I w
and an acreage reduction plan for re 3
duclng corn production.
Decrease in
Exports
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Doubtless, noon in Washington Is j
not greatly different than noon in a •
thousand other j
Washington's American cities, or
poon on the farm.
But there Is an
"Institution" associated with noon In
Washington that probably has no
counterpart elsewhere. Where other
cities have their factory whistles and
bells, Washington has Its time ball.
Something more than half a century
ago, some one conceived the Idea of an
official time signal under government
auspices. Various methods of estab
lishing such a signal were considered.
At length, It was worked out and a
staff was erected atop the east front
of the great State department build
ing and an arrangement perfected
whereby a large gilded ball, visible for
several miles, would be dropped from
the top of this staff on the split-second
of noon.
The ball Is lifted Into position by
hand but the trigger that holds It Is
released by an electrical Impulse sent
at the Instant the naval observatory,
through Us star-gazing scientists, do- 1
créés that noon has arrived. For
many years, an electric wire ran di
rect from the observatory to the state
building, but somehow the government
forgot about Us time ball and allowed
a telegraph company to take over ad
ministration of It. The telegraph com
pany still sees to It that the Impulse
goes forward and trips the trigger so
that all of' Washington, who can see
the state building, will know that It
is noon.
©, 1IIJ. Western Newapeper Union.
Time Ball

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