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WBVOLT. A New York commuter
writes us that he’s been riding the 8:23 and the 5:15 for 10 years now and is fed up with thrusting out his commutation ticket, with his photo on it, to bored conductors who never look at the picture. Three weeks ago he cut a picture out of a magazine and pasted it over his own. He hasn’t been questioned yet. Oh, yes —we forgot to mention that the new picture is one of the late Adolf Hitler. HOW’S YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR? by Lin Yu tang 1 he great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart.” —Mencius, (B.C. 372-289) Dr. Lin, Chinese philosopher, author of “The Importance of Living,” says: Modern man takes life far too seriously, and because he is too serious, his world is full of troubles. The importance of humor should never be forgotten. For sense of humor changes the quality and character of our entire cultural life. It seems to me that the worst thing about dictators is their lack of humor. Dictators always look so solemn or pompous or angry. Presidents of democracies smile and the people like it. They know how to relax and laugh at a good joke. But the dictator gets so puffed up with his own importance that he loses all sense of humor and with it all sense of proportion. That is how we get fanatics. Then the trouble begins. There is a purifying power in laughter — both for individuals and for nations. If they have a sense of humor, they have the key to good sense, to simple thinking, to a peace able temper, and to a cultured outlook on the world. j "■"«-s. r ! lim * _ 1 TUUMPOLOGY. Medical science has taken great strides in the last century, but doctors still rely heavily on the “thump” method. They thump with their finger at your heart and lungs and kidneys, and if they don’t like the tone produced (each healthy organ has its own special tone) they’ll probably start X-raying. As a matter of fact, the thump method is probably not so old. It’s believed to have been the invention of a wine merchant who turned physician about 1800. The story goes that he thumped wine casks to see how full they were, later decided it would work on human beings, too. It did. FINIS. We have a report that in a lonely field in Normandy, there is a grave marked by a rude wooden stick, inscribed: “In memory of Maggie, a, mule, who in her lifetime kicked 1 colonel, 1 major, 3 lieutenants, 11 sergeants, 67 privates and 1 bomb.” This Week Magaiine FOR A BETTER AMERICA WILLIAM I. NICHOLS, Editor "LOOK OUT FOR THE GRIZZLY!". 4 by Frank Dutrosno BOUQUET FOR BETTY. 7 by Marjorie Holmos EMILY POST’S SEVEN SOCIAL SINS.• * by Jorry Mason FOOTLIGHTS AND MURDER.10 by O. Patrick HISTORY WITH A DRAWL.U by Raft Gibbs PLUMP LITTLE DUMPLING.1* by Louis Borg OH, DOCTOR!.*4 by Manning Long CAN YOU NAME THEM?.** by Ray Botkors Corot by Rickard Miller names and descriptions of all chiraciaf*.!* fiction stories and semi-fiction articles In this magazine are wholly imaginary. Any which happens to be the same as tb*t otenj —• person. Using or dead, is entirely coin tinea rat.