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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 29, 1913, Image 20

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Birdmen will play a prominent part
in the next war between the big na
tions of the world, and already the
foreign countries are figuring up the
relative aerial strength of each other
as they have-been comparing each
others' battleships and military re
sources in the past.
France is by far the leader in air
ship fleets. She has 838 aeroplanes
which may be used during a war.
Great Britain comes next with 244,
and Germany is a clbse third, with
214. Italy, with 175, is way ahead of
the United States, the birthplace of
"Give me neither poverty nor
riches, lest I be full and. deny Thee,
or lest I be poor and steal."
The fellow who got this up, thou-
" Bands of years ago, was granted his
wish by the Lord. But he wrote
things that are read for the comfort
ing of people unto this very day.
Both Poverty and Riches debase.
"Usefulness endures. The humblest
among us can be useful. One's pov
erty may betnded" by-death. One-'s
the Wright. brothers! Russia has 99,
and the U. S. A. comes sixth, with 98.
Austria has 47, and the other nations
follow with still fewer.
riches may blow away, as down from
the thistle.. But one's Usefulness sur
vives eternally. And the twin chil
dren of Usefulness are Content and
Happiness, who rarely visit either
Riches" or Poverty.
Young la'dy in bookseller's shop I
want a volume of poetry, please.
Bookseller Yes, miss. What author?
Young lady Oh, I don't mind; but
the cover must harmonize with & red
plusK.table-cover!- -

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