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EX-SOLDIER WALKS 10,000 M
TO TEST ARMY SHOES
Sergeant John Walsh.
San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 20. Ser
geant John Walsh, U. S. A- (retired),
recently walked into this city com
pleting a 10,000-mile hike from
Washington, D. C, to test Uncle
Sam's new army shoes.
Sergt. Walsh, who is 64 years old,
was retired from the Second cavalry
two years ago to become official shoe
tester for the army.
When the war department lets a
contract for shoeing the army, which
involves an enormous quantity of
footwear, numerous tests are made of
types of shoes that the most durable
and comfortable may be chosen.
To Sergt. Walsh is delegated the.
choice, and he makes his recom
mendations on actual wear and tear
of shoes. On this recent trip, which
began May 6, he has worn out six
pairs of shoes. He put on his sev
enth pair at Rugby, S. D., and they
were. polished for the first, time on
his arrival in Oakland, Cal.
As soon as the veteran walker had
made out his official reports on foot
wear, to be sent to Washington, he
started immdeiately on another
tramp across the continent.
o o !
A LOVELY BIG CATCH
Uncle Sam's fisheries department
"More than 450,000,000 whitefish
eggs have been gathered in the last
year in Lake Erie and will be hatched,
grown and deposited in the lake to
keep up the supply of fish."
Isn't that, just nice? More than
450,000,000 cute, little round eggs, an
egg, or, later, a fish, perhaps, for
every-man woman and child of the
Western hemisphere, and, more, too!
Just think of 450,000,000 lucious
whitefish ! But let us go a little way
into the' future careei of those hun
dreds of millions of whitefish eggs.
First, the eggs are taken to Uncle
Sam's splendid hatcheries on Put-in
Bay Island, where they are put into
big glass -jars, a thousand or so in
each jar. Beautiful Lake Erie water
is kept circulating through these jars,
at an even temperature, night and
, day. Why, you'd think those eggs
were hens' eggs, so great is the care
and the expense to keep them "feeling
good. 'Round and 'round the cute
little whitefish eggs go for some'
weeks and then the dear little white
fish kick out of their shells and you
have hundreds of jars alive with the
finny tribe, to put it poetically.
Weeks longer the little fishes arq