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FRIDAY JUNE 17, 1921.
Benjamin Burris of Davies
county, was appointed State Sup
erintendent of education, last
week to succeed L. N. Hines.who
becomes president of tr.e State
Normal school at Terre Haute,
The appointment to be -affective
God Hoves In
A mysterious way his wonders
perform. V W- Galhriath, Cm
cinnati politican, and general bess
of the American Legion, an
organzation of ex service men
was accidentaly killed at Indiana
polisby being thrown out of an
automobile which as wrecked
while exceeding the speed limit.
It wouldn't hurt the goverment
if all its officals were killed the
same wa; . As it is an organiza
tions to promote class concious
ness which will one day destoy
the U. S.
The Truth Hons
Last week Admiral Sims, well
known U. S Naval officer, made a
speech to a Naval club in Lon
don, England, where he has been
on .vacation visit. Dirmg the
speech be told Enrrlish pome vol
known truths about thj flannel
rrouths of the U. S. thfc same old
speech he has mare in 1 he U S.
a dozen tim?S, he SH.V-, and he
alsclsays he StJnds by it. But
making it in England roused the
ire of one flannel mouth by the
name of McCormick, a member
of the senate. And he and several
others of his ilk -are after Sims
scalp good and right 'i he whole
truth of ths matter as prjved by
1000 years of history, like that
of the Jews, by 3000 years of his
tory, is that while they make the
finest servants thay never were
capable of self goverment
ONE FOOT ON THE GROUND.
Kuthulasiu is tine. So is itU.i'S;-.
So Is optimism. So Is faith. S
vision. So are a whole lot of uiiier
things. Hut ulwuys keep one foot on
the ground, suys Forbes Magazine.
Too many of us ure given to Hying to
extremes. We lack bullast. We often
let our dreams run away with us. We
lose all serue of perspective and pro
portion. When thing are going well
with us we conclude that 'they will al
ways continue to do so. and we ac
cordingly neglect to provide safe
guards against reversal of fortunes
The business concerns which urv in
direst straits today are thoe that oxer
shot the mark most during the boom.
They failed to look ahead. Thej reck
oned upon prosperity lasting foreer.
A good many of us do the same thing.
After all, plain, ordinary umpilon is
the greatest asset In the world.
Gumption embraces level headedness.
Judgment, stability, over to hld on.
rational but not blind optimism. ie.
aouable but not unreasonable self-ie-Uance,
alertness to the value of look
ing before you leap, and of counting
the cost before you run up a hill. Let
us philosophize; yes. Hut let us not
forget thut before we can philosophize
fruitfully, we must first buckle down
to the workaday task of earning a
Many Interesting correspondents ure
writing to i.ewypupers ahont what
sevm to them faults or signs of undue
wear and tear in English as uod in
the United States. Some writers art
greatly concerned because Howell'
dldnt spell as Chaucer did. nome be
cause Yankees guess Instead of fancy.
som. bran. , wk u,,-t .
clark. It is all good practice, and 'QaeV must have been somewhat
admirable because It reminds .some ' of a Mser for thote who ar Slven to
who may not have recalled It of the ! readlnsg Just the headlines,
fact that, like branches on the north
and south sides of a tree, the English ' Sometimes we wonder whither there
language on the east and west sides more immorality in the world than
of the Atlantic grows differently. The Io the 01,1 l,as or Detter the te
rcet and trunks in both Instances re- Porters are more alert.
main the same; the twigs do not mat-1 ' 1 " "
ter much. Tne Inan wno 's hcEed because
, women smoke cigarettes forgets that
Japan and France having accepted
the American scheme for distributing
the former Genna n cables, some other
excuse for war with Japan will have
to be brought forward.
Automobiles are said to cost as
much as S100.000 in Itussla. but before
ured in rubles or In money.
i' nee is ngurea in rubles or in money,
. i e 4i
GERMAN WAQC8 AND PRICES.
German wages at the present time
are reported to lc about $5 In gold
weekly, or roughly one-half of the
prewar normal. German prices In
terms of Rold seem to be on the aver
age around 20 per cent above the pre
war normal. The German Industrial
Interests sseem to have been able to
deceive the German workmen with the
Irpreciatod German mark, says Wal
lace's Farmer. In terms of marks.
the German workmen may be Ret
ting five or six times what they were
before the war, but In terms of what
the money will buy, they are getting
far less. It Is a strunge thing that
people have come so to worship money
that they will allow tliemselves to be
deceived. As lone as German money
has a fluctuating gold value. It is
likely that the United States will find
Germany a very hard competitor to
beat. With a currency of uncertain
value. It Is possible to make labor do
more work for less return than would
otherwise be the case. Germany will
eventually pay for the war by the self
denial of her laboring people, a self
denial enforced by a manipulated cur
rency system. 0
The cause of oyster poisoning, like
thru of clam1 poisoning, Is still in
doubt. Fresh oysters In season are
always safe. According to Gardet, all
oysters are diseased during the sum
mer. The nature of . the disease waia
not determined, but it was found that
diseased oysters possess n character
istic milky appearance and that the
liver Is enlarged and gray and soft,
according to George II. Glover of the
Colorado Agricultural college. The
sale of oysters Is prohibited from May
to August und poisoning by oysters
may occur In September and October.
It la better not to take a chance on
oysters that do not smell fresh, and
this Is most likely to occur In the first
oysters that appear In the market
early In the fall.
The secretary of agriculture says
there U a surplus of onions In the
country and urges people to eut more
onions. Consumption depends largely
upou price. The country' onion trou
ble Is, the speculators star the lata
crop and sell at high prices, using the
fall surplus' to depress the spring crop
and the spring surpltu to depress the
fall crop, says Houston Post. They
are the hellions who gouge the pro
ducer and the consumer.
Pot down as another fruitless oc
cupation, that men would rather pur
sue than work, the telling of ad
ventures that never occurred and the
repetition of advice given by success
ful politicians who nevwr followed It.
It must be a great reDef to Germany
to know what it will bo required to
pay for the war. Probably, too the
-mount will deter any other nation
from engaging In a elmilar pastime
for at least 42 years.
Statistics show that there is at pres
ent one motorcar for every two fami
lies. But if reckless and drunken
drivers speed up a bit In their efforts
at depopulation there will in time be
one car per family.
Kxperts now tell us that the United
States has enough coal to last 3,000
years. The real question light now Is,
have we got enough to last till It's
safe to let the furnace fire go out for
And now abldeth aspiration, inspira
tion and perspiration, these three, but
the greatest nnd 'most necessary of
these In this world right now U per
spiration properly superinduced.
Turkey will compel men above
twenty-four years of age to marry, the
assumption being that If a man can't
support a wife by that time, the wife
will be able to support him.
War Is a great enemy to human life,
of course, but strike generation aver
ages and It will ye found that Ignor
ance and negligence are the greater
twin enemies of humanity.
From police reports, it appears that
a moonshiner Is almost sure to get
caught, but so far no still manufac
turer has suffered an Interruption of
I "Falls 1U00 Feet In Plane. Attends
his great grandmother may have
smoked a pipe.
Less extreme shoes for women are
predicted for the coming season. In
price, let us hope.
A great many people who formerly;
THOU SHALT REMIIMDER.
There must be a consciousness of re-J
serves In support If there Is to be any
real strength In a life, any strengtn
auch es the poet evidently had In
mind. Such consciousness cannot ex
ist In the soul that lives or tries to
live a detached, unrelated life, nor
can it be said that it Is "standing
at ease In nature, aplomb in the midst
of Irrational things." There are no
supports to be called Into the fight
or at least the power to call them Is
lacking. There may be great stir,
much rushlnj to and fro, and a wild
beating of the air, but there will be
no application of power to life, since
there will be no power to apply. These
ire they of wasted years, vain ef
forts and futile endeavors and final
failure. "Thou shalt remember all
the way which the Lord thy God led
thee these 40 years in the wilder
ness, to humble thee, and to, prove
thee, to know what was In thine
heart." Thou shalt remember" the
command still holds.
The Red rising in Germany at Le
nin's bidding is confession of weak
ness on the part of the Red radicals
everywhere. Lenin has tried out the
communistic theories and has found
them unworkable, just as they have
always been in all attempts that ever
have been made. As a British states
man pointed out, they have found out
la Russia that "locomotives cannot be
patched and made to run with Karl
Marx's theories," says the New York
Commercial. If the communistic theory
has broken down in Russia, where it
had its greatest opportunity, it can
hardly be expected to work in Ger
many, whore the people at large are
opposed to the idea.
Arthur Reynolds, new president of
the Continental and Commercial Na
tional Bank of Chicago, asked by a
writer for Farbes Magazine as to some
particular quality to which more than
others he could attribute his success,
replied: "Perhaps I may call It 'sales
manship.' To be successful in any bus
iness, a knowledge of sales psychol
ogy and hove to apply It is essential.
Sales psychology, after all, Is nothing
more than an understanding of human
nature. The roost successful men are
net necessarily those who know the
most, Men who have ideas and who
knew how to 'sell' their ideas to others,
or win others over to their viewpoint,
achieve the greatest success.
In view of the part played in the
World war by Oreece and Turkey,
most allied observers will join in the
hope that after Turkey succeeds in in
flicting heavy casualties upon the
Greeks, the Greeks will rally and do
as much to the Turks.
A Paris Jury has condemned a re
ligious fanatic to two months In
prison for using witchcraft to stifle
love. Many persons will avow that
the process of arousing love is noth
ing otTier than a specialized branch
of this art of sorcery.
Hairdressers are giving the word
that girls may show the tips of their
cars. Still, the modesty of this em is
so Intense it may be a little while
before girls will become bold enough
to show even the tip of a naked ear.
Horace Greeley is reported to have
sagely said concerning the resumption
of sprcie payments that the way to
resume was to resume. And It might
be remarked that the way to disarm
is to disarm.
The Italian ambassador says Italy
Is preparing to pay America its debt
of 51,031,000,000. We mention the
matter because it may interest the
grandchildren of some of the folks liv
Fosslbly those highbrows who dis
cussed Dickens between the acts of a
musical comedy thought they were
Justified on the ground that the peo
ple on the stage were raising him.
A fish that growls and mews has
been discovered in South America. Ac
counts do not state whether It is a
cross between a catfish and a" dogfish,
as its habits would seem to imply.
Wages ih Hungary are Ufteen or
twenty times the prewar scale, and
If they could buy anything with the
money Hungarian laborers would be
That heart action amplifier Is go
ing to be a great thing for the skep
tical maid who wishes to examine In
to the state of her sweetheart's affec
tions. South America needs immigration.
but it does not seem to be eager fori
the patronage of the Keds who are
English women protest against the!
expression the fair sex.M Do they
Pfer to be called members of the
It must be awfully hard In Russia
WORTH FAR MORE THAN GOLD
Value of Good Credit Must Ntver De
Forgotten by the Community or
The following little story has aroused
much interest among Kansas mer
chants and credit men. It was re
cently published in the bulletin of the
Pittsburgh, Kan., Merchants' associa
tion. T buy your groceries, your dry
goods, your home everything you use
T am not money; I am its superior.
I buy many times more than all the
gold in the world. With me money
may be bought
T am the very basis upon which
the business life of the world has been
built, more so in modern times than
"I am founded upon honesty, and
built upon faith in mankind, ami woe
unto the man or woman who wilfully
"I have given men the means to be
come rich, means which nothing else
could place within their reach.
"I am, when rightly used, the
greatest means of prosperity and
happiness, but when abused, I have
brought misery into the lives of men
"I am confidence placed In a man's
ability and reliability to meet his future
"I am greater than Industry and
capital, for I demand Industry and
capital of others on the strength of
ability and disposition to make my
"I am Kood credit.'
From the Nation's Business.
GET AFTER THAT BACK YARD
One Unsightly, Neglected Place Will
Spell the Appearance of Other
wise Well.Kept Street.
Back yards are something big city
dwellers long for and small town
dwellers long to get rid of. But back
yards are a geographical condition;
the yearning is about as close as n
cltyite ever gets to one, while the
small townlte finds it hard to dispense
with for want of something to take
A back yard In some seasons of the
year is not exactly an object of beauty.
Faintlcss fences are in a more or less
acute state of unrepair, tin cans, old
shoetf and worn out brooms have some
how eluded the garbage can.
Why not get busy and give the back
yard a thorough house-cleaning? The
exercise will do you good, and the
neighbors will rise up nnd acclaim you.
Montreal Family Herald.
Oklahoma Club Members Feel at Home.
Even at home, "the little piece of
home" token overseas by the Y. W.
C. A. for our boys, comes in handy.
Out in Oklahoma in building a club
house, Lock Sanders post. No. 59, of
the Legion has decided that it will
borrow the plans of the Y. "NV. C. A.
hostess house. In camps and over
seas it met such a need that now,
back in their home town, Hugo, Okla.,
the boys nrc building one for tliem
selves. So interested has the whole
town become In the scheme that every
one Is helping. Citizens are buying
boards at one dollar apiece and paint
ers and carpenters are donating a day's
work. The plot has been given by
the city. The structure will contain
an auditorium with a seating capacity
of 200, a reading and writing room
and an office, all on familiar lines.
To meet the demands, the national
board, Y. W. C. A., 600 Lexington ave
nue. New York city, offers to share
with other Legion posts or communi
ties a plan for a delightful clubhouse.
Pictures , ore available. Exchange.
The Garden Plot.
The range of choice in the location
of a city garden must necessarily be
somewhat limited. Good drainage, sun
shine nnd a suitable soil should be kept
In mind in selecting a site for the gar
den. Where fowls and stray stock are
likely to interfere ample protection
must be provided by a good fence a
problem that must be carefully consid
ered especially in the cultivation of
acant lots. If the soli Is poor or very
heavy, well rotted stable manure will
help correct these conditions. Com
mercial fertilizers may also be used to
furnish plant food where the soil lacks
In the necessary elements.
Material for Stont House.
The stone house is very adaptable
to all those regions where this ma
terial can be secured from the excava
tion of the cellar or from some neigh
boring road improvement. Sometimes
an old stone wall serves as a source
of suPDly. Because of the native char-
acter of this material it will always
' be In harmony with the landscape.
a. Bad Night .
! worked hard for this money," said
the lone pedestrian.
So did I." growled the footpad.
Tve been standing arourd here for
two hours in the rain watting for a
boob like you to come along. There's
me vhen out IVe got tor.
fet wet.,, Birmingham Age-Herald.
HARD TO ESCAPE THEM ALL
Really. Small Madge Had Enough to
Do to Dodge Them. Without
Bingo Chipping In.
The heroine of this tory Is a cer
tain :n!vhievous Madge, small daugh
ter of a r.ote
ir Jy a also the r.erc a
py answering to
the CDir.e of Bin
J?o Madge rar. in
te the garden cn
a secret mission.
The devo:Vi Bin
go followed and
imperiled the wole enterprise.
'Bicgo," said Madge, "for goodness
sake don't follow me everywhere.
Can't you understand 1 want to be
Bingo seemed to understand that he
was being scolded, and rolled on Ms
Sack, penitential legs waving In the
air. Madge was touched.
Yon know. Bingo," she was heard
to say, confidentially, "1 am always
being watched, and It Is so trying
there's the nurse and the governess,
and If I escape them, there's always
my Guardian Angel."
i; By EDNA KENT FORBES
UP TO the age of eighteen or nine
teen, a girl need not worry if her
'inns are too thin or too fat unless
they are an extreme of citjier con
dition for up to that time the body
(s maturing, and may easily be too
fat or too thin In itself. And tho
inn gains or loses In proportion to Its
weight. Most of the men who sit by
scales and weigh you free If they can
aot guess your weight within n few
pounds, take hold of the arm and feel
Its size before stating the weight.
The best way to have beautiful nnns
Is to exercise them. Massage nnd
creams may help some, but exercise
is certain to develop the lovely lines so
much desired. Plain household tasks
Every Young Girl. Wants Pretty Arms
to Show Off.
will make the arms beautiful, making
beds, sweeping, kneading bread or
beating cake, are all exercises that
tend to make the arms well developed.
Such tasks should be done with quick
movements; sluggish movements are
not exercises at all.
Swimming is good for the arms, of
course, rowing, canoeing, and all out
door sports will make the arras
pretty. Anything which makes the
arms move quickly In varying direc
tions, which flexes and relaxes the
muscles, is a good arm exercise. Hold
ing the arms doubled up, the hand In
fist, and tightening the upper arm
muscles. Is still another good exercise.
It is such a pleasure to own pretty
arms and to be able to wear sleeveless
dresses, that every woman will feel
repaid for any trouble Bhe goes to,
to Improve her arms.
Our plant U complete for everything
you need in tha una o! prinrinj and
wo can assure you first pads work
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Sa.il Hezeklah Din.
"I don't know why a friendly hand
Onto another clings
With tuch a inM of confidence
When things are going wrtr.jr.
And makes the universe immense
A realm of smiles and song.
'I don't know why the roses bloom.
Nor why tho snowflakes fall.
Nor why the stars dispel the gloom
And yet X lore them all.
And life, though wisdom's way Is grand.
Seems sweetest for the things
I cannot hope to understand'
Said Hezeklah (Bl?gs.
TOWER MADE OF TREE TRUNK
European Visitors Will Marvel at
y Adornment Set Up on Grounds of
the National Capital.
Part of the trunk of a California
redwood tree, 30 feet In diameter at
the has?, has been shipped to Wash
ington and converted into a tower on
the. grounds of the Department of Ag
riculture. It is provided with a door
and an Interior stairway and is sur
mounted, by a circular roof with dor-
The Tower In Position.
mer windows looking In four direc
tions. The trunk is so heavy that
It had to be cut Into several sections
Curiosities of Populous Isle.
A remarkable case of overpopulation
Is that of the Island of Bukara, in
Victoria Nyanza, described by II. L.
Duke in the Cornhlll Magazine.
This Island, with nn area of 30 square
miles, much of which is bare granite,
though isolated from the rest of the
world, supports a population of 10,
000. The small garden plots ure care
fully marked off and rights of own
ership are rigidly observed. Trees are
valued more than the land on which
they grow. In some caes one man
owns tire trees and another the ground.
A man must not steal his neighbor's
leaves, sticks and rubbish. A father
may even divide a tree among his chil
dren, allotting certain branches to
A tiny baby was born at Ilford (Eng
land), recently. At birth it weighed
two and one-half pounds and gained
three ounces in a little more than
three weeks1. Perfectly formed, the
baby gives promise of growing Into
a healthy child. This is not a rec
ord, however. In 1824 Sir Evcrard
Home described a baby which weighed
Just one pound at birth and lived to
be nine years old when it measured
22 Inches In height In 1600 a baby
was born in a Philadelphia hospital
which weighed oie and three-quarter
New Kind of Tombstone.
What he calls n "new and improved
tombstone" has been Invented by an
Oklahoma man. A life-sized figure of
the dead person is made of galvan
ized Iron, the lower part filled with
cement to make a heavy base. The
body Is hollow and in it is plnred
an urn containing the ashes of the
deceased. It will be noticed that this
tombstone" can only be used In the
case of dead person who have beeu
Peculiar coincidences were revealed
at a Tonbridge (England) inquest on
a boy sixteen years old who was killed
from a stray shot from a rifle ronge
at a local fair. Thirteen years ago a
lad of sixteen was killed on the same
spot in exactly the same ratnner. and
the doctor who wns called to him was
the medical witness In the present
Inquiry. He produced In court the
bullet which he took from the otber
dead lad 13 years ago.
Coughing Restored Speech.
After being dumb for 33 years a
woman living In Christina Maeford,
England, coughed back her speech.
The woman who Is sixty-one years
old has been bed-ridden for 49 years.
Three weeks ago. during recovery)
from a serious attack of bronchitis,
her voice was restored while coughing.
Amusing Mrxed Metaphors.
Rather a curious cue of mixed
metaphors appeared in a Middle West
ern newspaper recently: -In closing,
she asked that the hinges of their
friendship never grow rusty, but al
ways be links In the golden chain
Plna Treaf Pacullir Growth.
A reader sends a description of two
pine trees growing into each other on
a farm at Poland, Ontario, Tfcey are
two distinct trees at the ground ; at a
height of ten fett they are separated
by a had's breadth, and thence to the
ira thiy an cut trtA