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Continued from page twelve "^enty-eight!” He breathed heavily. ' And advertising coming in hand <>vc: fist. Look at this spread of want ads.” Ed flipped the paper open as a book agent manipulates a prospectus. "It’s been a hard pull lately, Mr. Holt, but we’ve turned the corner.” The lips moved to say something. The doctor motioned Ed to bend closer. "What was — day’s run?" The old question to be answered for the/last time. Ed did not hesitate. "With the state edition, better’n a hundred and seventy thousand today.” "Good paper,” the voice was no more than a breath articulate; "leav ing it — in good hands." Ed Lambert opened his mouth to utter a thing of which he would have thought hTnself incapable, a panegyric of the virtues of Pingree Holt. But, before he managed the first word. Dr. Jepson fingered the pulse and theft.let fall the bony old wrist. “He’s gone ” Ed closed the street door behind him. Almost immediately the door opened. It was Holt, hand in pocket. "Lambert. I want you to know I “appreciate what you did. It was a thoughtful and kindly act. And I wish to reimburse you for the money you spent.” Ed Lambert stiffened. "It’s all been taken care of. Mr. Holt. Everything fixed.” "But you must have had to — a — find the money for this, and I want to reimburse you. Here—” he pulled out a billfold, "this business must have cost you two or three hundred dollars. I’m giving you four hundred. That covers everything and pays you for yoiUi trouble.” Reimbursed and with a tip besides. Ed Lambert squared his shoulders and buttoned his coat against the chill of early morning ”1 prefer," he said, "to have the memory of this alone.” He turned deliberately and walked down the street . . . "Say It in American" ANSWERS 1. “I have found it.” Archimedes dissevered the principle <M the dis placement of water by observing the effect his body-weight had upon the bath water. (Greek) 2. “Good health " Used as a toast and in sympathy for a person who has sneezed (German) ■ 3. "Undesirable person.” Specific ^Bly. a discredited diplomat. (Latin) 4. "Rank imposes obligations." No ^ftlity should conduct itself accordingly, ^kircnch) ■5- ‘■'With praise.” (Latin) F 6. "Chili with meat.” (Spanish) B 7. "Love.” Used as a greeting, a Loast and a farewell. (Hawaiian) H 8. "Goose-liver pie." (French) P 9. A blanket with an opening for the ' head, worn as an overcoat. (Spanish) 10. Abbreviated form of “Geheime Staatspolizei,” German secret police (Geffnan). — May Mahoney At a little after nine, tired to the bone’by a long tramp to nowhere and back again, he crossed from the bank to the Sun-Despatch Building. He felt ol rry,” said the cashier, "but you'll have to take your money up to the Old Man's office Those are the orders.” In his office, on the fourth floor, the proprietor of the Sun-Despatch was seated exactly as Ed had left him four days earlier. Out of his active eye he stared at the bills suddenly dumped on his desk “I^ick again, huh? What’s all this? Have you put me on relief or are you playing Santa Claus?" "You kept your part of the bar gain," Ed said stoutly. “Now I'm keeping mine.” lioc Wigney pointed a hairy fore finger. "Put that stuff back in your pocket and, when you go out, take it with you. I don’t want it. Is that clear? It’s yours. Keep it. Just one more point.” He shifted his head to stare out of the window “Loyalty's a pretty tine thing, Lambert. It's like brains — damn scarce; but it's dif ferent from brains, because it’s not for sale. Maybe I appreciate it because 1 know something about it." He turned and leaned across the desk. "You’ve got a bad case of it, Lambert; ingrow ing. That's why I want to know how you’d like to work for me. Interested in a job?” The unexpectedness of the offer had the same effect as a wallop below the midriff. Ed’s gaspy, “What job?” was a whisper. “Your old job: run the morgue for the Sun-Despatch. We need you there, Ed. What say? . . . Just a minute, young fella; if you can't find your own handkerchief, use this one. Why, if you went down to your office with eyes like that all the boys would swear I’d been yanking your tonsils.” ft* End Drawn by Gngor MacGngor "I guess the magician kinda forgot about me!" WHEN LEFT IS RIGHT Continued from pago nina established temporary headquarters in Jefferson, Iowa, and had asked school teachers to bring “backward” children for examination. A 17-year-old boy was ushered in. The teacher explained that he was bright enough — extra bright as a matter of fact — in his recitations. But the examination papers he wrote were hopeless botches. Dr. Orton questioned the boy. Did he like school? His teachers? A few general questions like that followed. Then Orton asked the boy what he had been doing that afternoon. Will ingly the boy replied and a stenog rapher took down his words: "We played volley ball today. The way we play it is this — put up the net and knock the ball over the net and the boys on the other side knock it back ...” That was clear enough. Then Orton asked the boy to write it. This resulted: “We people volleg ball today. The ways to people it is this put hup the met and knock the ball over the bet and the boys oon the other shide kmach it back and iff you coon not there is a port for me ” Dr. Orton found from the boy’s mother that he had been left-handed as a baby but for some reason had changed his handedness. There was the answer 1 Thht was Case No. 1. More than 2,500 others followed. Gradually it began to appear what upsets might be expected when handedness was changed. They did not, of course, in variably appear — otherwise we could expect a third of the population to stutter, stammer or suffer from word blindness or similar defects. In nearly all the cases parents had striven to make their children right handed. Three exceptions appeared: parents who had changed normally nght-handedchildren into left-handers. In two of these cases fathers were try ing to build their sons into left-handed pitchers. In the third a young mother was in the habit of sitting opposite her baby while feeding it and unwittingly trained it to use its left hand. Specifically. Dr. Orton discovered that changing normal handedness could induce the motor agraphia al ready mentioned, stuttering and motor aphasia, which is an inability to speak by people who may be able to read and write with ease. In this latter group Dr. Orton discovered a youngster with an abnormally high I.Q. rating. He could read and write beautifully and had a fine vocabulary. Yet, until his normal handedness was restored, he could only make croaking grunts. A youngster with auditory aphasia — word - deafness — was examined. This child could imitate spoken sounds but couldn't understand them and couldn't express himself in words. Since he had just returned from camp the doctor asked: "Did you enjoy the summer enough to want to go to camp again?” The child couldn't answer un til the question was simplified and he was given time to labor over its mean ing. When asked. “You like camp?” he nodded enthusiastically; and nodded again when asked, "Do you want to go again?” This case does not represent true word-deafness — only a modified form where the subject’s understand ing of words is seriously limited. People who use right and left hands with equal ease — ambidextrous peo ple — are more subject to these ail ments than others. George VI of England might be considered a case in point. In tennis and golf his left hand is his master hand, but he writes with his right hand. It is significant, Dr. Orton feels, that as a princeling he learned to write between the ages of six and eight. It was at this time that his stuttering began. He also feels that simple psychiatric treatment plus training which would make him use his left hand in writing would end the speech defect that makes life miserable for England’s king. The two critical ages for children are two and six. At two a child begins to learn to talk and at the same time chooses the hand which from that time forward will serve as his master hand. If, due to parental urging or to other circumstances, the child selects the wrong hand, he is apt to become a stutterer. At the next critical age the child learns to write — with results already noted with George VI. Such handicaps impose great dif ficulties on the sufferer. Dr. Orton has encountered numberless examples of people shielding their failings from the world. One child, for example, led her class in spelling m a Texas public school. When her family moved to Iowa she failed. The difference was that in Texas oral examinations were used, whereas the Iowa school required written examinations and the child was unable to put her knowledge into written words. Other youngsters, un able to read, have hidden this dif ficulty by listening to the recitations of other students and memorizing whole pages. For years they have been able to hide their mental quirks suc cessfully. Strange cases can likewise crop up when a dominant half of the brain fails to assert itself. Such a one appeared in Chicago a few weeks ago when the press discovered 11-year-old Frank Balek. The left-handed youngster could neither read nor write by the time he reached the third grade. Then he began to solve things for himself after the teachers’ methods had failed. He learned to read holding his texts upside down. In writing, he elected to start his compositions in the lower right hand comer of the page. He wrote upside down and right-to-left instead of left-to-right. Wisely, teachers allowed him to proceed with his own methods instead of risking the emo tional upset that might follow if he were forced into alien channels. The tragedy of these cases is evident when one realizes that a personality problem usually accompanies any deviation from the normal pattern of human development. Children with speech defects retire within them selves or become unruly and violent. In this connection it is worth noting that speech defects among prison inmates are always several times as prevalent as on the outside. Charting new paths through this scientific no-man’s-land has taken up the better part of Dr. Orton’s fifty eight years. He has indicated to parents that the best thing to do is let baby alone in the selection of which hand he will use. and has demon strated a means of detecting which is the master hand if there is any doubt. The dominant hand, eye and foot al ways go together. Thus a naturally left-handed youngster will kick a foot ball with his left foot and squint through a knothole in the baseball park fence with his left eye. Dr. Orton’s job is by no means com pleted, but he has at least managed to open up whole new vistas; to travel a long way from those sleepless nights in 1905. He has cleared the fog from befuddled minds and indicated the course by which others might achieve the same thing. The undertaking has been enormous but the results have been gratifying. Gainesville, Texas: When a local Little Theater group lost its playhouse to the movies, the actors started the Gainesville Community Circus. It is the only amateur three-ring show of its kind in the world and draws all its performers from the men and women who live in this otherwise typical small city of 10,000 inhabitants. Clowns and acrobats, ranging in age from four years to sixty-eight, per form without pay. Yet during itseight years of existence the circus has trav eled 8,724 miles and never missed a scheduled show — From Will Downer, McKinney, Texas * * * Pittsburgh, Pa. : Many an old ap pie orchard in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky owes its existence to one of Pittsburgh’s stxangestcharacters. Every spring in the early years of the nine teenth century, “Johnny Appleseed” — whose real name was John Chapman — left here in a homemade river craft loaded with sacks of apple seeds. These he planted far beyond civilization, in the wilds of the Midwest; and many of the orchards so started were later found and taken over by settlers. In 1847 Johnny Appleseed died, already a legend. Yet his fruit trees remained. 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