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The Indianapolis Times <A SCBIPFS-HOWARD NEWSPAPER) pnbllihed dally (except Sunday) by The Indianapolta Time* Publishing Cos. 214-220 Weat Maryland Street, Indianapolis, Ind. Price its Marion County. 2 centa a copy: elaewbere, 3 renta—delivered by carrier, 12 cents a week. —“BOYD GURLEY, ROY W. HOWARD, FRANK G MORRISON^ Editor President Business Manager PHONE—Riley 5551 WEDNESDAY. SEPT. 2. 18X0. Member of United Presa, Scripps-Howard Newspaper AUlanop, Newspaper Enterprise Asso ciation, Newspaper Information Service and Audit Bureau of Circulations. “Give Light and the People Will Find Their Own Way.’* * M .■ ~=~~ Sf *t**J - M O* KMt> Political Economy Before citizens applaud the county council for its economy, they would do well to ex amine the action of that body. It is significant that the council refused again to give any money for the prosecution of open and flagrant frauds in the last pri mary. The people involved are political friends and associates of the members of the council. The conclusion is inevitable that the members of this council do not believe that the peopl* want honest elections or at least, are not so excited about them as to resent this open effort to put a lid upon all inquiry. The taxpayers may demand relief but they have not readied the stage where they would be unwilling to pay a few dollars to put into jails those who have stolen the govern ment from them and through sufh thefts, been responsible for misgovernment and ex travagance. Cutting salaries of judges and court bail iffs may be a wise move. The political machine probably expects to have few of its friends in these places on next January. But it is significant that the most ex pensive office in the county, the place where more precinct and ward committeemen are given soft berths, goes untouched. The coun cil did not see fit to economize in the sheriff’s office, and political gossip gives the sheriff an even chance to succeed himself. An economy program that results in pro tection of ejection dishonesty, punishes po litical enemies and fails to touch i political friends needs explanation. Coste or Costes A certain Frenchman may not know how to spell his own name—sometimes, he says, he thinks it should be "Coste" and at other times lean toward the longer, “Costes"—but it seems that he knows a thing or two about the art of flying. That, to be sure, is not precisely news, since he already was holder of six world records before his lat est venture. Asa military ace on thd western front Bnd in the orient, he won eleven citations. After the war he was the crack pilot on the London-Paris line. Then came his record flights: From Paris to Siberia in 1926, across the South Atlantic in 1927, from Tokio to Paris in 1928, from France to Man churia in 1929 and his tVo endurance records of last winter. ' , Now he is the first to make the Paris-New York westbound non-stop flight. The prevailing winds, which aided Lindbergh and others in crossing the North Atlantic from this country to Europe; hold back the planes which attempt to cross from east to west. Even by stopping en route, only four westbound plane flights have succeeded. The United States army round-the-world flight of 1924 was broken at Iceland, Greenland. Labrador, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. The German plane, Bremen, came down in Labrador. Kingsford-Smith in his Ireland-New York flight this summer stopped at Newfoundland. And Gronau, in his recent seaplane flight from Germany, made six landings on the way. At least six attempted ( non-stop flights across the North Atlantic have ended in disaster. Os those tragedies none is better remembered than the dis appearance in 1927 of Coste s fellow aces, Nungesser and Coli. That honor roll of the world's leading fliers who have tried to make the westward non-stop Europe- New York flight and failed is the best evidence of the great good fortune and the equally great skill which contributed to Coste's latest victory in the air. France and Hearst When the Paris government expelled William Ran dolph Hearst, American publisher, from France it did a bad day's work for itself and for international jour nalism. The justification given by the foreign office for its action is the alleged hostile attitude of the Hearst newspapers toward France. Whether that charge is accurate or inaccurate does not interest us; it is none of our business. But even assuming the truth of the charge, the in evitable reaction of any American would be, “Well, what of it?" The tradition and pride of American journalism is that the press shall be free to criticise any government, foreign or domestic. No one will question the right of the French gov ernment to expel a newspaper man whom it considers unfriendly. Asa sovereign state, France has an abso lute right to receive or expel visitors at will, with or without explanation. But the French government surely knows that one may possess a legal right which one does not exercise, because of good taste or ex pediency. It happens that the French government has none too good a reputation in its handling of the foreign press. Self-interest would seem to dictate that the foreign office improve that reputation, rather than make it worse. # ■ ■■ ’ Insurance Regulation Announcement by an out-state candidate for the legislature that, if elected, he will seek to have insur ance laws revised with more regard for the insured, suggests that a serious study of the problem should be made in behalf of policyholders. Insurance plays so important a part in the life of today that it amounts almost to a government enter prise. It will probably play an even greater part in the years to come. ' One of the new developments is that of accident, health and income insurance. These are presumed to. give the insured protection against misfortune. The law should demand that companies which write such policies give all that they promise. Practically all of such companies do keep their promises promptly. It is good advertising. But oc casionally there are delays and refusals to pay. Inasmuch as there are very strict penalties for those who try to defraud insurance companies, it would seem to be only justice if some penalty were provided for unreasonable or unwarranted delay. A law providing extra penalties, together with at torney fees in any case where a policyholder is com pelled to go into court for justice, might help to solve ♦the problem lor the few, a Children and the Drought Reports are beginning to reach Washington of the serious effect of the drought on the welfare of children. The Maryland health department finds that the infant mortality rate for July was higher than lor since the influenza epidemic of January, 1929. The drought, with the accompanying heat, the increased tendency of milk to sour and the greater danger of "Rater pollution, is given as the indirect cause. Similar conditions are reported from Oklahoma in correspondence to government departments call ing attention to the danger to children from water pollution and deterioration of milk, and the conse quent need for giving as much thought to conserva tion of human food supplies as to supplies of feed for cattle. Press reports from West Virginia quote the execu tive secretary of the board of children's guardians as saying that the drought has had a. serious effect on child welfare in that state. Unemployment, due partly to the drought, and the consequent inability to support their families, has led some fathers to desert their children, in the hope that county or state agencies will care for them. Farm families, many of whom have been caring for wards of the state, are appealing to the board of children's guardians to take back the children, for whom they fear there will not be sufficient food or clothing in their homes next winter. State and county health and welfare agencies are being placed under a severe strain by conditions in drought-affected states. Failure of congress to enact one of the bills pro viding for continued federal and state cB-operation in maternity and infancy work has caused a curtail ment of activities in behalf of the welfare and hygiene of mothers and babies and young children at the very time when they are most needed and when the states arc less able, perhaps, than ever before to carry on this essential work without some form of federal assistance. Under the maternity and infancy act, the states organized health conferences, classes for mothers, demonstrations, campaigns, visiting nurse services and many other types of educational work. At a time when water pollution and failing milk supplies are endangering the lives of babies, such work is more necessary than ever before. The Chance to Work Stabilization of employment is the biggest job before the people of the United States—and after that, the world. The fear of starvation, or the loss of a job, makes a man timid and cowardly—especially if he has a dependent family. Organization is the answer. We recognize our re sponsibility for taking care of defectives by support ing institutions for the deaf, the dumb, the blind, the orphaned and for mental defectives who have to be locked up in prisons. We pay taxes so that they may be housed, clothed and fed, and given medical attention as well. 1 For the most part they are useless members of sbeiety. But we are not organized to provide steady em ployment for useful members of society who are not only willing, but eager, to work and earn enough to provide a living for themselves and dependents. There was a time when the ice business employed men and horses during the summer season and turned both out to grass when they were not needed. At the same time the retail coal business was doing the same thing. In time these summer and winter busi nesses were consolidated and the working force kept going the year around. Some men of vision who happen to be at the head of some business organizations have, in recent years, sought to solve this problem. A few of them have succeeded. More will succeed. But it is a nation wide job. * All of us should be so organized that those who want to work can have steady jobs and the fear of starvation in a land of plenty can be taken from mil lions of men, women and children. Solving this problem will solve other now vexing various crime and other commissions that are studying effects rather than causes. Concerning those eight boys in Connecticut who returned to their homes with green hair, green eye brows and green eyelashes after swimming In a dye polluted river, the most exacting Sunday feature ed itor will have to admit the story has some color. The census bureau reports that more people in this country are riding bicycles this year. One reason may be they are anxfbus to see how it actually feels to keep a balance in these times. The fellow who breaks off with his girl after promising to marry her learns sooner or later tSat she was worth her weight in gold. REASON JESSE W. WEIK of Greencastle, who died the other day at the age of 73, was co-author with William Herndon, Lincoln’s last law partner, of the best lie jver written of the rail splitter. Herndon had the data for the book and Weik came along and did the writing, or the most of it, the result being a book which caused a commotion because it . contained the statement that had an unconventional ancestry. It was said that Robert T. Lincoln, the emancipa tors son, bought all the unsold copies of the edition and when the next edition appeared the reference to the parentage of Nancy Hanks was omitted, as it should have been in the first place. a a a ry'RADITION places the blame for the unnecessary .. thrust at the Lincoln family tree upon Herndon, the story being that Herndon nursed a grievance be cause Lincoln did- not appoint him to high office when he had many opportunities to do so. It must have been the honor rather than the sal ary that Herndon was interested in, for he had a wealth of Lincoln lore which he could have sold for a fortune, for his store of Lincoln tetters and docu ments were unmatched anywhere in the world. We rememberone of the Lincoln documents par ticularly. The late Jesse Weik showed it to us one day in a smoking car down in southern Indiana when he was a candidate for a state nomination and we were a youthful stumper, engaged in saving the country. a a a THIS document was the campaign notebook which Lincoln had carried in his many political battles. It was about eight inches long, four inches wide uid an inch thick, and its pages were filled with the meditations and inspirations of the great American. In this book he jotted down his random thoughts on slavery and secession, his opinions of the Kansas- Nebraska struggle and the Dred Scott decision. In it also were many newspaper clippings with marginal comments. Reading of Weik's death, we wonder "what be came” of that wonderful little book which revealed so much of the soul of Lincoln when he was struggling Qou&laa & those histone da&k ... FREDERICK LANDIS THE INDIANAPOLIS TIMES SCIENCE •BY DAVID DIETZ- f * Archeologists Make Progress in Reconstructing Life of Illinois 2,000 years Ago. AN attempt to reconstruct the life of Illinois 2,000 years ago is being made by the University of Chicago in co-operation with a number of national institutions. It is hoped that the work will be completed in time to make it pos sible to exhibit the results at Chi cago's "Century of Progress” fair in 1933. Two thousand years ago the mound builders flourished in Illi nois. A party of fifteen archeolo gists now is working to excavate the mounds around Lewis town. Co-operating with the university in the project are the Smithsonian institution of Washington, the Laboratory of Anthropology of Santa Fe, Rufus Dawes, for the fair, and Joy Merton, who has thrown the moupds, on his 5,700- acre estate open for the first scien tific exploration, fend has set aside a lodge as headquarters for the party. Professor Fay-Cooper Cole, chair - I man of anthropology at the uni versity, heads the expedition in its effort to make the past live again at the fair. He is assisted by Dr. Wilton M. Krogman of the uni versity and by Thorne Deuel, pro fessor at Syracuse university. n n tt Project SOME of the nation’s most dis tinguished anthropologists will co-operate in the work* from time to time, Dr. Cole has announced. These will include Dr. A. V. Kid der of the Carnegie institution: Matthew Sterling, chief of the bu reau of American ethnology, Smith sonian institution: Neil Judd, chief of the division of .archeology, Na tional museum, and Harry Shetrone, director of the Ohio State museum, and authority on mounds. “For the University of Chicago the expedition will constitute the fifth year’s work of a ten-year proj ect to describe minutely the pre history of Illinois from its earliest occupancy,” Dr. Cole said. “The previous four years haVe been spent largely in the north west part of the state, and around Joliet and in the vicinity of Quincy. "More than 900 mounds have been mapped out, 655 more than in Jo Daviess county alone, and over 100 have been analyzed inch-by inch by trowel and nail-file meth ods. The greatest of the mounds so far found, outside the Cahokia mound, which rivals the Egyptian pyramids in size, was. an 1,100-foot affair near Galena.” First large-scale efforts to tie to gether all the evidence based on the survey, and on hundreds of Indian skeletons and more than 10,000 artafacts now in possession of the ' university, was made recently by Dr. Wilton M. Krogman, who has directed the work of the last three years. / tt tt * Analysis ACCORD RIG to Dr. Krogman's analysis three great Indian cultures prevailed in Illinois over a period of more than 1,500 years, the basic civilization being similar to that which obtained in the whole upper Mississippi valley. . Influences from other regions he traces into: Illinois, particularly the Algonkian culture of. New York, which is very old, anteceding the Iroquoisan invasion, and variants of the effigy-building complex of the Aztalan culture of Wisconsin, which extended along the Mississippi, and the “Hopewell” and “Fort Ancient” cultures of Ohio. “There is only atfiazy line between the historic and the prehistoric, yet the moment we pass from the known Indians we enter a field filled with legend and fancy,” says Professor Cole. "In most counties of Illinois are Indian mounds, earthworks and camp sites. We are told that the Mound Builders are a lost race which inhabited this country before the Indians; that they were immi grands from the old world; one of the Lost Tribes of Israel; people from the lost Atlantis. But the archeologist Is con cerned only with facts, and we know conclusively that the Mound Build ers are Indians, some of whom lived very recently, others as long ago as 2,000 years.” HTqOAyrip'THe- SHENANDOAH CRASH Sept. S ON Sept. 3, 1926, the navy dirigi ble Shenandoah, pride of the country’s air fleet, was ripped apart by a thunder storm on its way, to Zanesville, 0., and crashed to the ground near Caldwell, 0., killing fourteen officers and men, includ ing her captain, Lieutenant Com mander Zachary Lansdowne. The Shenandoah was the third dirigible belonging to the govern ment which met with disaster. The first was the Roma, which crashed near Hampton Roads in 1922 with a loss of thirty-four lives; the other, the ZR-2, formerly the British R-38, caught fire over Hull, England, in 1921 and killed sixteen American navy men and forty English mem bers of the crew. Tlie Shenandoah was the first rigid airship built in the United States. Her construction, though all American, was modeled after the German Zeppelin L-49. The Shenandoah was neither built nor equipped for commercial work, but was intended rather as an ex periment. Experts declare that the navigat ing officer of the Shenandoah evi dently lacked full weather data on its last trip. Today, a commercial company would be compelled by insurance concerns to provide thorough weather reports to its pilots and thus enable airships to get away from severe storms. Do silk worms spin threads of dif ferent colors? Experiments made by introducing colored matter igto the food of the silk worm have proved successful in causing them to spin threads of vzyrious hues. Which was the first gas company in the United States? The Gas Light Company of Bal timore, organised in 1816, was the And They Lived Happily Ever After POUTEHESSIS ROAD TO MATRIMONIAL HAPPINESS SAVS MENCKEN ' \. k\ V'l / r /tothl?lct T T Ht N ' OH PLEASE DON'T MOVE - v . f THE ' • I JUS>T WANT I J / BRUTE ? x TO BSU&H UP ITT HE TOLD ME DIVORCE 1 aTEW ASHES? M] Jfei six TIMES HE SPA NT ED A\ 7 3T ~Z KKj&&\ ‘aSv BUTTONS U V‘ ' :rs?s * • * v ii AND NEVER ■—; How Body Absorbs Food Is Puzzle BY DR. MORRIS FISHBEIN Editor, Journal of (he American Medical Association, and of Hrseia, the Health Magazine. A I,THOUGH much is known as to what" happens to many of the foods taken into the body, the exact facts concerning what hap pens to all nutritive substances as they pass through the wall of the intestine and go to the blood and to the ’ arious organs still is a mat ter of speculation and investigation. The newer .science of physiology and chemistry is beginning to make the necessary studies to answer the question. Proteins break down into.amino acids and are circulated in the blood in this form. Some of these pro teins again are put together to make body proteins, but again are broken down under the influence of various conditions in health and disease. Some of the protein is changed into a substance called urea and can be found in the excretions in Chaney to Have No Successor; Place in Films Can’t Be Filled This is the final story in the series of six on the life of Eon Chaney. BY DAN THOMAS NEA Service Writer TJ-OLLYWOOD, Cal., Sept. 3. “ Who will step into Lon Cha ney’s unique place on the screen? With the famous actor’s funeral rites over, film fans already are ask ink this question. And it’s a ques tion very easily answered—Lon will have no successor. There are a large number of ex cellent character actors engaged in the motion picture business and the stage could furnish many more, but none of them can ever take the place of “The Man of a Thousand Faces.” In fact, film producers never will make an attempt to groom a suc cessor tb • Chaney, because they know -that such a thing can’t be done. Hollywood learned its lesson in that respect when Rudolph Val entino died. tt tt it NEVER yet has a person been found who could step into the shoes of a famous stage or screen personage. Sarah Bernhardt never was replaced after her death. Neith er was Wally Reid, Valentido, Bar bara LaMarr, Theodore Roberts and Mabel Norjnand. Each of them seemed to have a special niche in public favor that could not be filled by a substitute, no matter how good. And Chaney now takes his place with these im mortals of the footlights and kleigs. ' Valefitino’s popularity was so tre mendous that film producers sought to capitalize upon it after his death. Executives of the Paramount studio announced publicly they had dis covered his successor in Ricardo How Many Can You Recall? How many of Lon Chaney's pictures can you recall? Here is a list- of some of his best known pictures: “The Miracle Man.” “The Penalty.” “Ace. of Clubs.”, ‘‘Oliver Twist.” “The Shock.” -- “False Faces.” “The Hunchback. of , Notre Dame.” • “He Who Gets Slapped.” “The Blackbird.” “The Unknown.” “The Road to Mandalay.” “Tell It to the Marines.” “The Monster.” “Mr. Wu.” “London After Midnight.” “While the City Sleeps.” “West of Zanzibar." “The Unholy Three.” Asa result of his work and drilling in “Tell It to the Ma rines,” he qualified for a cap taincy in the marine reserve corps, while the filth, “While the City Sleeps,” resulted in the police departments of sev eral cities awarding him hon orary memberships. - DAILY HEALTH SERVICE this form. In certain diseases, some of the products of digestion and body chemistry, which ordinarily are changed for purposes within the body, are excreted un changed, and those have been studied by the physiologic chemist. Few people realize, for example, that there are some forms of sugar which may be excreted and give all the tests for sugar, and yet not be the particular sugar which is associated with diabetes. • A certain amount of various sub stances is found regularly in the ex cretions, but under certain condi tions of disease these substances may be increased greatly in amount or rare substances may be excreted, such as never are found in the ex cretions under normal conditinos. Thus careful and complete chem ical analysis of the excretions of the body leads to a better under standing of what is going on In the interior. Quite logically when any unusual substance is found in too great an amount in the excretions, the tendency is for the physician to Cortez, at that time a promising young actor. But the public’s reaction was such that Cortez never has enjoyed any real success since. Even Valentino’s brother failed as a successor to the popular idol, m tt a THERE are a few actors within the film industry who might have the ability to take Chaney’s place, but none of them would at tempt such a feat. They only will work the harder to build up their own positions. Jean Hersholt came under th* same classification as Lon. He is an artist at makeup and panto mime. But Jean, though he might rise to even greater heights as him self, never could be a Lon Chaney. Emil Jannings, the great German actor, might be said to be Chaney’s equal in every respect. Some day Questions and Answers Where and what is Mason and Dixon’s line? Originally it was the parallel of latitude 29 degrees 43 njinutes 26.3 seconds, which separates Pennsyl vania and Maryland. It received its name from Charles Mason and Jere miah Dixon, two English mathema ticians and astronomers, who traced the greater part of it, between the years 1763 and 1767, though the last thirty-six miles were finished by others. It was practically the divid ing line between the free and the slave states in the east. During the discussion in congress on the Mis souri compromise, John Randolph of Virginia made free use of the phrase and thereafter it became popular as, signifying the dividing line between free and slave territory throughout the country. The boun dary, as thus extended by popular usage, followed the Ohio river to the Mississippi, and west of that was the parallel of 36 degrees 30 minutes, the southern boundary of Missouri, though Missouri itself was a slave state. Is there such a thing as scarlet < snow! Scarlet gnow, due to the presence of small and very thin worms, has ! fallen at Halmstead, Sweden. What is the meaning of the word Yankee? It means "English.” When the first English settlers went to Amer ica the nearest the Indians could get to the name was ’Tengees.’’ That was twisted to "Yankees’’ and applied later to Americans. When was postage on letter mail raised to 3 cents, and when was the 2-cent rate restored? The 3-cent rate became effective Nov. 2, 1917, and the two cent rate was restored July 1, 1919. Where are American Austin automobies made? The general office is at 7300 Woodward avenue, Detroit. The factory is at Butler, Pa. Where is the largest book and job printing plant in the world? The United States government filiating office is Washington, advise the patient to eat less of the substance which may give rise to the unusual material. By this means sometimes these conditions can be brought under control. In an earlier day, thousands of years ago, the only examination made of the excreted fluid was to look at it in the light and to judge whatever might be judged with the unaided five senses of man. Gradually it has been realized that these excretions are an index of the body chemistry. The speci men now may be submitted to dozens if not hundreds of tests, the answers to each of which yield important knowledge. In these tests expensive and intricate ap paratus is. used, involving also a knowledge of -electricity, physics, of chemistry, and of many correlated sciences. But here again only a beginning has’ been made in the research—a vast amount of knowledge is go ing to be necessary before the whole truth is known. he might be even higher on the ladder of fame than Chaney was, but'it is very doubtful if he could occupy the niche made vacant by Lon’s death. , The reason for this condition is simple. The places once held by these favorites never have been va cated—they still are filled with memories.. A living actor may pass from the public view and be almost totally forgotten in a short time, but the memory of one who has passed on lingers for a long time. Members of the film colony are expressing considerable gratification over the fact that Chaney had an opportunity to make one talking picture before he died. At least they now have the im age and voice of the man who was beloved by all and it will be pre served Indefinitely. How high is the statue of liberty in New York harbor? One hundred and sixty feet. Who was the first woman in the United States to pay the death penalty for crime? Mrs. Surratt, who was ‘hanged in Washington, D. C., July 7, 1865, for complicity in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. How many children did General Robert E. Lee have? Seven: George, William, Robert, Mary, Ann, Eleanor and Mildred. An Especially Organ ized Department for Managing Property and Settling Estates. 0/5 Washington Bank and Trust Company QPcuAuujfoK Stint at Senate, .SEPT. 3, 1930 M.E: Tracy r SAYS: The World Owes a Lot to Failures, but Nothing to Those Who Never Try. WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST has been invited to-get out of France and stay out, because one or his reporters dug up the copy of a proposed secret treaty between that country and England some time ago. His own characterization of the incident as *“a bit foolish, but ex tremely French," is beyond improve ment. Any other government would have considered it sufficiently humilia ting to get caught at such tricks. Sometimes, one could wish that the French had a healthier sense of humor. It is difficult to understand the philosophy of statesmanship which can visualize a secret treaty as a good joke, and at the same time see nothing funny in the. work of a journalist who catches them at it. tt tt tt Helps the People HOWEVER one rr r y disagree with Hearst’s opposition to naval treaties, peace pacts and other phases of international co-operation, he has set a good example for jour nalists in exposing some of the rot back-stage. Whether French statesmen like it or not, the French people ought, to be peculiarly grateful, for, if he mad i certain cabinet members smart, he showed up a fraud which might have made the people smart worse. Those who have taken advantage of their position to slap him on the wrist should remember all that was said about the “sanctity of treaties and open covenants openly arrived at” as among the paramount war aims. tt tt tt ‘Legs' Is Barred HEARST should not feel too im portant, because he has been* invited to leave by one great gov ernment. Jack (Legs) Diamond has achieved similar distinction at the hands of three. Having been escorted to the bor der by English and Belgian police. “Legs” now politely is informed by the German police that they will conduct him to any frontier he may choose. It all came about through a warn ing of our state department that “Legs” was abroad somewhere in the wide, wide world. Just why the warning was issued no one seems to know, but European police appear to have taken it seri ously. What is more surprising, Euro pean police appear to have experi enced no such difficulty in locating “Legs,” as has characterized the noisier efforts in this country. He was nabbed in three successive countries without a mis?, but to no purpose, since the authorities here had no excuse to offer for holding him. Paraphrasing Hearst, it all sounds “a bit foolist. but extremely Ameri can.” tt tt o Triumph in Death. WHAT a contrast between tins sort of trifling sensationalism and the heroism of an Andrge, even though it ended in tragedy. Leaning against the barren rock, where he died thirty-three years ago, waiting for some equally hardy explorer to come and take him back home—who could ask for a more ex quisite triumph? Whether Andree knows it or not, he is receiving all the glory % suc cessful trip to the pole would have meant, and the glory will do future generations as much good. The fact that he failed is of small consequence as against the fact that he tried. tt tt tt Failures Help World THE world owes a lot to failures, but nothing to those who never try. If it were true that “nothing suc ceeds like success,” we still would be back in the dark ages of barbarism. You hardly can think of a major discovery, invention, or achieve ment which was not born of sacri fice and disappointment. Os the first 12,000 people who started for America, more than one half perished in the attempt, while the path of aviation literally is strewn with corpses. It seems an appropriate climax to his dream, that Andree’s body should be taken home after other men, with better equipment, had accom plished the feat he tried to perform. Also, it seems to epitomize the type of ambition and struggle which produces human progress. Daily Thought For the Lord shall judge His people.—Deuteronomy 32:36. Who upon earth could live were all judged justly?—Byron.