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THINK ABOUTH' essie Roberts 1
By F. A.
ISLOXDES AXI) T,KAIXS
AIXAKNEI) Judrre was recently
(uotel as anrifiuncin from his
bench that he wouM not nMrove of
Monde ladies as members of a Jury
which was about to hear a case under
"IHnndes are fickle," were the words
attrihuted to the Justice, intimating
that fickleness Is a bar to what the
law Ih supposed to assure the person
A year or so n?o a Mp "Western em
ployer In advertising for oflice help
announce! that he would not receive
the applications of blondes, Kivlng as
a reason that he had found them In
attentive to work and temperamental
There has always been a pood deal
of discussion repardinp the relative
attractiveness of blondes and bru
nettes despite the fact that in the
lonp npo when the caveman was the
highest type of civilization, we were
all blonde, or at least red hair was
the darkest tint.
The reason why nature covered
primeval men and women with blonde
or red hair was twofold; that it
served the same purposes of low vis
ibiJIty which Is gained by the animals
whose fur coats blond with the sur
roundings In which they live and the
"fact that those colors better protected
the skin from the effects of direct sun
lipht. We know that these colors-'of hair
prevailed because in the discovery of
almost every burial place of people of
that time lipht or reddlshly tinped
hair has been found.
It Is interestinp to note that the
By DOUGLAS MALLOCH
Y HOY, it's the end of the
Your campstake you've pot in your
It isn't much use fer to reason
With you. I suppose.
I know how the dollars are burnln'
A hole in your pocket right now;
You'll Mow 'em what use to be
A lumberjack how?
They're waltin' down there fer you,
The barkeep Is lor din' the pin;
Each guy has some game er another
Fer takin' you in.
The dames thet are plastered an'
Are puttin' on powder fer fair
The ladles whose kisses are tainted
Are waitin' you there.
I've been throuph the mill, an' I know
I know jest the fool thet you are;
Oh, you'll be a sport, an' you'll throw
it In jrohs on the bar.
It's "Drinks fer the house!" you'll be
The bums will be there to partake.
They'll laugh at the stories you're
An' gobble your stake.
While you have been pullin' a briar.
With beans an' sow-belly to chew,
The grafters have ret by the tire
A-waitln' fer you
The streak up their backs It Is yellah,
An' Jife without work Is the rule;
They'll say you're a prince of a fellah
An' think you're a fool.
So work like a dog in the winter,
An act like an ass In the spring;
Some cuy with a Jack-knife an' splin
ter Will say you're a king.
No rrioe is set on the lavish summer.
June may U; had by the poorest comer.
;ool all-round substantial dish
which will do for a main dish is
Cook t ne-half dozen gotnl sized
potatoes, oi-e-half dozen onions to
gether in boiling salted water until
tender. Then press them through a
puree sieve, add butter, milk, salt und
pepper, and serve piping hot.
Sauer Kraut With Sausages.
Tut the kraut in a baking dih and
arrange a layer of sausages over the
kraut. Cover and take several hours;
remove the com r the, last of the cook
ing. The sausage seasons the sauer
kraut and makes a mot appetizing
dish for theo who are fond of it.
('ut in slices three or four hard
cooked egg. Trepaiv a ri h w hite
sauce, UMhg two taMespoonfuls each
of Hour ar.d butter, and when well
blended add ehe cupful of rich milk;
?ook uutil smooth and thick, sens n
time arts of th" body which lonpest
resist the disfntepratii n which follows
death are the teeth, the tinker nails
and the hair, and of these the last
two are very r. early of the same char
acter. Which is pettinp some little way
distant from the contention that
blonde women are nrt fit for Jury duty
because they are ILkle.
Dido, queen of Cart ha pe, of whom
Vlrpil writes In the Aerieid, was not
tickle, althouph she. was a blonde. Mhe
stuck to her hero throuph thick and
thin and killed herself with a sword
that he furnished.
Cleopatra, who had red hair, a
shade darker than the real blonde,
was not what one mipht call absolute
ly constant in her devotions, but in
modern society she ir.Ipht not he listed
as extremely fickle.
r.ut the analy::inp of society, ancitnt
or modern, according to the color of
tho hair, would not furnish very sub
stantia basis for julpinp either wom
en or men, blondes or brunettes.
It is what is just under their hair
that establishes the real qualifications
for any sort of duty.
Hrains are all one color.
If the color of hair determined
ability what would become of the un
fortunates who haven't any hair at
Never mind about your hair, younp
lady readers.' Don't bother about its
color, and don't spend too much time
If you nre to be anxious about any
thing, be anxious about the Inside of
your head Instead of the outside.
Thr.t's ho side that counts.
Vtt yOUV tl
It's blood, nn' it's bone, an' it's muscle.
You're throwin' up there on the bar;
Next week fer a job you kin rustle,
The fool thet you are.
Oh, yes, they all think he's the candy,
A sport, a good fellow, who spends;
I hope, when they say you're a dandy.
You're proud of your friends.
When you know jest how little there's
YUl you hand out your good money
When you know they're but friends
fer a minute?
You proba'ly will.
with salt and pepper and stir in the
egg-. Prepare mall pit s of buttered
bread, pour over tho .e:;uco and bake
intll hot in a moderate oven.
Add one cupful of shredded cooked
chicken to six or seven eggs, a half
cupful of milk, butter, salt and pepper
to taste. Stir and mix until well
cooked. Serve with buttered toast.
c 1921. Western Nowp; irT Union.)
THE CHEERFUL CHERUB
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LIISKAKY work has a great appeal
to many women. A pirlJs sure
of a pood deal of liberty in such work,
can add to its value and interest if
she l so minded, and can feel fairly
certain of permanent employment.
Hut the salaries are small, very
small. Like the teacher, the librarian
must strupple to make both ends meet
and keep up appearances. She has
usually had a thorough education and
a special traininp that has cost money.
Sometimes she begins her work with
a debt to pay off. She often injures
r.er health in the attempt to do this.
'This is wronp.
I know one young woman .who is
librarian In a technical library. Every
thing about the .work is attractive and
interesting; Jh pirl loves it. Hut she
could not afford to keep the position
were it not that she has a small pri
vate income to help, and. no, one de
pendent upon. her. She pets only $1,300
a year, with a short vacation.
Libraries and library positions are
to see a great" increase In the next few
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jt'Jirs. v.ieei uiu iuu-u.
will be in demand. Rut how can such
women afford, with living expenses
what they are, to take positions so
There 1 must be a change in 'these
The community must recopnize that
positions of this kind, which are an as
set to the whole neighborhood, should
receive a fair return. A good library
cannot be pood unless the librarians
who work in it are well trained and
lirst-class. Such cannot po on forever
making sacrifices - because they wish
to serve the community, and love the
labor they do.
It Is high time to insist on a proper
increase in library salaries.
THE ROMANCE OF WORDS
USKH in the sense of n
"bumjier" of wine and
t!;erefore belonging to the malt,
vinous and dead languages
this word harks back to the
days of the Restoration when
the drinking was deep and the
shouting long and when, as
penance for any slip of . the
tongue or forgetfulness of man
ners, the culprit was sentenced
to drink a "bumper" without
spilling a drop.
As this feat did not depend
so much upon the liquid capac
ity of the drinker as upon the
steadiness of his nerves, it was
r.o light task particularly well
along toward morning. A large
goblet or a small howl was
tilled to the brim with wine and
then a few additional drops
were carefully added, so that
the liquid would not overllow
but would actually rise a frac
tion an inch over the top of
the containing vessel. The sur
face, being convex, was said to
be "bumped up" and it was
:hn accepted as a true "bump
er." It is in this sense of
more than full" that we still
refer to a "bumper crop' or a
"Barfcery" and Surgery.
The profession of surgery was sep
arated from that of "barbery" by an
act passed durini; the reign of Henry
VIII. r.y this act the barler-surgeons
were forbidden to i erform, any surgi
cal operations except blood letting
mid tooth drawing, and the surgeons
wer4 not to praotio "r.arbery or
!...:i g. TkN oontirued uu'M the'
t:vc ef Cti.r.-o II. '
WEEDS IS URGED
Noxious Plants Are With Us Al
ways and Are Often Accepted
as Inevitable Evil.
CONTROL PROBLEM IS VITAL
Even Wild Onicn, So Long Considered
Hopeless, Can Be Destroyed and
So Can Others, If Farmer
Follow Set Rules.
Prepared by the United States Depart-''
ment of Agriculture.)
Weeds have been with us sinee the
day when Adam, doomed to earn his
bread by the sweat of his brow, began
scraping with a stick at the plants he
did not want in order to give those he
did want a chance to grow. In modern
days farmers are apt to ignore weeds
or to accept them as an inevitable evil.
Wted Destruction Paramount
The results of over 200 experiments
conducted by the United States De
partment of Agriculture with various
crops strongly indicate that after pre
paring the seed bed, the main object
of cultivation is to destroy weeds. If
p C StLO
r ooi stock
A Knowledge of Weed Characteristics
Provides Means of Control.
this theory is correct the weed-control
problem overshadows all others with
which the farmer is confronted. Mod
ern agricultural science has discovered
much concerning the control and erad
ication of these insidious land thieves.
The wild onion, for example, was con
sidered a hopeless problem from Mas
sachusetts to Georgia, and as far west
as Missouri and Arkansas until a weed
specialist in the Department of Agri
culture discovered that the plant pro
duced two kinds of bulbs. One type
was soft-coated, and formed the new
plants during late summer and fall;
the other was hard so that it was un
harmed by winter, and ready to fdrm
the new plants in the spring. With
this to guide them the specialists
proved that the wild onion can be con
trolled by plowing deeply in the late
fall to destroy the plants originating
from the soft-coated bulbs, and by
planting an intertilled crop, such as
corn, the following spring to kill the
plants that come up from the hard
Weedy roadsides are constant
sources of trouble for the adjolniiwr
farm lands. The seeds are carried
miles by automobiles, horses, and pass
ing wagons, so that they become a
menace to the whole community. If
nothing better can be done with the
roadside weeds they can be mowed
twice a year. This treatment, if well
kept up, will effectively check the trou
ble. Sometimes a roadside can be con
verted into a lawn, or It carl be used
for crops, to the pride and profit of
the farmers whose land it borders.
The underlying principles of weed
control are shown in these rule by
the specialists of tho United States
Department of Agriculture:
Use pure seed.
Rotate the farm crops.
Utilize pasturing animals, particu
larly sheep and goats, in keeping
Never allow weeds to mature. Mow
before the seeds have ripened.
Use intertilled crojrs, and cultivate
Kill weeds while they are young by
means of a harrow or a weeder.
Compo?t manure for two months be
fore using If it contains weed seeds.
Practice surface cultivation after
the crops have been removed in the
Use smother crops; buckwheat, soy
beans, cowpeas, velvet leans, clover,
Chemical poisons often are helpful.
Prepare the seed beds thoroughly to
give the crop a start over the weeds.
Use winter cover crop?.
Hunt out the scattered weeds, and
Mow dangerous grasses and burn
the dry cuttings.
Small patches of perennial weeds
can be killed by covering for the en
tire season with building paper, boards,
or other materials to exclude the light.
Kill th? roots of perennial weeds by
keeping the tops cut down.
Grow alfalfa, when practicable, on
Soil Improvement by the ue of lime
or freen manure will help to control
Soiling crops prevent the weeds from
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um nii iiwirr iinnw"'
PEPPER PLANTS NEED
EXTRA CARE TO GROW
Few Plants Required by the Av
Prepare Seed Bed by Forking or
Spading to Depth of 8 or 9 Inches,
Working in We 1 1. Retted Ma.
nure and Fertilizer.
(Trerired by the United States Depart
ment of Ajrriculture.)
Sweet peppers, sometimes called
Cldnese peppers and Mammoth pep
pers, are becoming more and more pop
ular as a crop for planting in the home
garden. Only a few plants are neces
sary to supply the family of average
size with all the. peppers they will
want, but it takes good land and extra
care to .produce peppers of high qual.
Ity, say garden specialists of the Uni
ted States Department of Agriculture.
Pepper plants are easily injured by
cold and the plants should be started
in the house, in a hotbed, or in a
greenhouse. Perhaps the best way Is
to purchase a dozen or so good plants
from some seedsman or plant grower.
In preparing the soil for peppers,
first spade or fork the land over to a
depth of eight or nine inches. At tho
same time work in some well-rotted ma
nure and a large handful of commer
cial fertilizer to each square yard of
space. This should be done at least a
week before thcr pepper jlants are set
out. Then loosen the surface thor
oughly at the time the plants nre set.
Frequent cultivation is necessary, and
an occasional application of wtak li
quid manure to the soil around the
plants will keep them growing vigor
ously. Large, tender peppers can only
be produced on thrifty plants, and in
order to keep the plants producing all
the peppers should be kept picked off
and none allowed to ripen.
Ruby King, Chinese Giant, and
Large Veil or Hull Nose are among the
leading varieties of the large sweet
peppers. Pimento poppers are mild in
liavor and are largely grown in the
Southern states for making the pimen
to pickled poppers. The pimento pep
pers can be used in the same way as
the regular sweet peppers, or they may
be left on the plants until red ripe,
then used for canning.
HANDY RACK TO CARRY HOGS
Hinged Partitions . Particularly Useful
in Hauling Animals of Dif
It is a very easy matter to' haul hogs
in a well-made rack. The framework
is like that of a havrack. The iloor
Rack for Hauling Hogs.
is laid level on top of the bolsters.
Tbe rack is just a. big crate built on' a
level floor.. There are two partitions
with liintrt-tl 'rates, which make It pos
sible to haul hogs of different sizes
and save loss from "piling up'' on the
way to market.
PREVENT HAY FROM HEATING
Department of Agriculture Experts
Recommend Use of Ventilators
liny, especially alfalfa or clover, is
likely to sitffer damage through heat
ing injhe barn. This can be prevented
by ventilation. To ventilate a hay barn
the United States Department of Agri
culture experts recommend the use of
lattice ventilafors 12 to 1T Inches
square and as long as convenient.
These ventilators, which look some
what like elongated crates, are made
with corners consisting of 2 by 4
scantlings slatted together with nar
row boards 12 to 15 Indies long. They
should be braced to prevent crushing.
The ventilators are laid in the hay
10 or 12 feet apart horizontally and
far enough apart vertically so that the
distance will not l-e more than S or 10
feet after the hay has settled. The
ends should come out to the edge of
the hay so as to permit free passage
of air. This will penr.it the carrying
off of steam caused by evaporation and
will preserve the hay and prevent over
heating. The ventilators can be made
of various sizes of material, and. if
strongly constructed, will last many
PLACE FOR PUBLIC MARKETS
Many Municipal Enterprises Have
Failed Because of Poor Selec
tion of Site in City.
Many public municipal markets have
failed through being improperly situ
ated, it has been found by the bureau
of markets of the United States De
partment of Agriculture. A retail mar
ket should be centrally located in or
as near a possible to the main shop
ping section, where street car facilities
are good, specialists say. On such a
site the public market would be avail
able to the greatest possible nuisU-r
of people. f
Help That Bad Back !
Why be miserable with c "bad Ku
It time rou found out what -Mrn'.
Kidney weakte? eftea cai:" rr.ucb
fuüenc? from lacLachc, larr.rne,
racumatic p.: ins, headache?, &.zr.nf
and kidney irregularities. NcrLcttd,
it may "lead to drops-y, gravel or rr.?ht'
d'eife. but if taken in time it i usu
ally earily corrected by umh laiK't
Ktdncy Fills. Doan's hxv bflcrd
thousands. Ask yovr ncishlcrl
An Indiana Case
Mrs. Frank Hafey.
Harrison Ave.. Jxh;
laxd. Ind.. savs: "I
it I took cold MX'tlK
back ached- anJ Vr
pained something aw- '7i ! t!
ful und I had no en- i Al- ft3
Pills and they relieved yy
the backaches and mv
kidneys were regu- KW
Get Doan's at Ary Store, 63c Box
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Restores Cclcr ami
Baaoty to Cray and Faded HIrj
Cue. amitl at lrtri.
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HINDERCORNS lraT Com. Cal-
lotm-s. etc,. n in :1 rata, rniurr comfort to ta
feet, matcra walking eav. ISo. by tna I ir at Lru4
trill, liiacoi Cbaoacai Worka.ratcbwfU.s.K. X.
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1 prided myself mi my vtie. Imag
ine my omharrasMiicnt when I visited
an editor tu dispose of what 1 cnid
ercd a "k'em" and this conversation
"We can't use your poem," ki!;1 the
"Is it too Ions?" I asked.
IJut the editor was exasperated hy
"Yes-," he shouted, "too Ion- and too
wide, and too thick." Chicago Ameri
can. Must Take a Present.
The woman who used to hnk upon u
wed dins invitation as a social victory
now has a daughter who Includes such
things In the list of monthly bills.
Laura Was Harry much cast down
after he spoke to your father?
Nora Yes, three lliphts of stairs.
The Atlantic, the second largest of
the four prent oceans, lias nn area of
r0,000,0(H) square miles.
It will he slowly educated out of
mankind that It oupht to have every
thing It likes If It ever Is.
The house sparrow is estimated to
rly nt a rate of uoarly 7." miles an
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cjusr.t and I was of-VyAy . ,,
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