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Published Dally except Sunday at Jefferson Street corner of Madison Avenue. Perth Amboy, N. J. by the PERTH AMBOY EVENING NEWS COMPANY Telephone 400-401-402 J. LOGAN CLEVENGER. Editor D. P. OLM8TKAD, General Manager Subscription Prloe by mall. Including postage and wai tax. 1 month, cents; 1 year, I7.&0. (Entered at Post Offlca at Perth Amboy. N. J., at •Soond mass mail matter. Branch Offices—New York. F. R. Northrop. 30* Flftl Avenue; Chicago, Suits 1510 Association Building. Com mimics t Ions The Evening News Is always glad to receive com munications from Its resders, hut letters Intended foi publication must he reasonable In length and must h< signed by tlfk name and address of the writer. 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WHEN CIVIC PRIDE AWAKENS In the National Municipal Review we read that an> "awakened civic pride, induced some £ what by the Scioto river channel improvements now nearing completion, need of a sit for a city hall to replace the structure recently destroyed by Are, and the proposed re-routing of the street car service in the downtown district, has resulted in the appointment of a city planning commission for Columbus, Ohio, modeled after ijjfe Similar bodies in other cities." i We also read that "the cit/ council in Toledo 1 is struggling to undertake a xonlng of the city la accordance with the best practices of other oltles,” and that "Mr. HarlanJ Bartholomew, of ffl' St. Louis, has been In consultation with the commission and may be placed in charge of the task of preparing a xonlng plan.” This is only an Indication wht.t other pro gressive cities aie doing all over the country. Hole tha expert from St. Louis called in by tho glty of Toledo. From the Paterson Press-Guardian wo learn the following: "Paterson Is making teal headway In the inatter of outlining a xoning ordinance and map that will prove effective In separating industrial t and residential districts. There are yet details to be ironed out to make the zoning restrictions ", fair to ail interests, but the goal is now well in Sight." It is well to know what other cities are uoing along the line of city planning and zoning. It shows us that it is not the simplest thing in the ■world. It Is not a matter that a few citizens can perfunctorily discuss around a table on two or three different occasions and then decided that this shall be one thing and something else an other. Because one section of the city happens to have a lot of residences today does not mean that the best interest of the city will be served by setting that section apart for residences for all time. Once upon a time the shores of Newark bay Jn Bayonne were lined with handsome resi dences. Old commuters will recall when, upon •foesing tha Newark Bay bridge, the beautiful lawns extended down to the water's edge making •net of the pretty signs of the Journey to New ^_Xork._.Tpday all this shore front is devoted to Industry. Soap factories and chemical works occupy the sites of lawns and gardens of a few years ago. Here and there a rather dilapidated Old building that had evidently been a handsome mansion in its day, Is to be seen in that vicinity, a relic of former greatness. But it has all passed tr.to history. It would have been folly for a planning commission in Bayonne to have per i functorily set off that section as a residential section twenty years ago merely because it was used for residential purposes at that time. City planning is not done for the present, but lor the future. Because it is something that deals with the future it requires much study an serious thinking. Men and women with vision, optomlstic as to the future of the city are need ed to handle this great task and when men and women of that calibre are secured they will realize their own shortcomings and will at once avail themselves of expert advice on the subject. This is what is being done in other cities and it is what must be done for Perth Amboy if we are ever to get anywhere. uot uo V v • > - with many new Improvements and develop ments, so Is Perth Amboy facing big things in the immediate future. Will there be an awak ened civic pride here ns there is in Columbus tc Inspire city planning as city planning should b< carried on, or shall we continue to let these bis things go on all about us, and even within oui own borders, permitting them to take their owr course, utterly indifferent ns to what they maj mean to the future greatness of the city? HOLIDAYS AND FRILLS While we do not believe that we should g< hack to holding registrations and elections li barber shops and various inaccessible bad rooms, it does seem a pity that in order to flm a place to accommodate the public in connec tion with registrations and elections the chil dren have to lose so much schooling. Befor' the first week of the fall term is completed tin schools are closed for an afternoon because o ft registration. This means that classes are short ened or omitted altogether and the schedule dls rupted—even before It has been worked ou thoroughly. . _ _m 1_^..Imnnr rla' wnnin a uuuyic ui sr »»«*•» ”* when the schools will be closed all day whil the voting Is going on. Then, a week or twi later will come another registration day whei once more there will be but a half session. FI Dally, comes election day with another day lost although election day has always been a lega , holiday. The fact is. however, the schools neve used to be closed on that day, the Friday afte Thanksgiving being given the children instead Thus it is seen that not until after the gen era! election in November can the public school really settle down to positive work. But in th meantime there are numerous holidays when n school is held. The Jewish holidays come firs when, because of our large Jewish population our public schools might as well be closed a far as making any progress in class work is con oerned. Then comes Columbus Day, Octobe 12, which is brought close to Thanksgiving b the two election days already referred to. Afte . Thanksgiving It Is only three weeks or so unti , the Christmas holidays are upon us. Realb when one comes to think about It, the wonder i |^t thj children a^re able to learn as much a k C they do In the comparatively sr.ort time they have In school, Instead of wondering why they do not learn more. Then when one considers that much of the time that the pupils are in school is taken up with drawing, singing, not to mention the physi cal training, and snatch#* of sewing and cook ing, one wonders still more how It Is that the hoys and girls who are turned out into the world either to seek a higher education or to earn a living, get along as well as they do. We would not, for a minute, belittle the value of the domestic science courses, but. after all, the children are sent to school primarily to se cure the fundamentals of a general education. There ought to be domestic science coursee for those who want to learn domestic science, but unless enough of It can be taught to really do some good, it Is only time wasted that might better b > dovoted to what passes under the gen eral tfrm of the "three R's." There Is one class In our schools where the study of English Is actually side-tracked one day a week for the purpose of taking up draw ing. When we realize the woeful lack of knowl edge of the use of English on the part of the average school graduate, such a condition is amazing. To the average parent, business man or board of examiners for the colleges a better knowledge of English Is far more necessary to the average boy or girl than to be able to outline an autumn leaf on a sheet of paper. Between the holidays and enforced vacations and the frills that have been Introduced in the public schools from year to year by state boards and legislatures, the wonder is that the finished product of our public schools are as good as they are. Admitting that great progress has been made in education generally, it is a Question whether or not we are progressing too k. - iir. svnanUlvA ■hhrtfll hOHSCS ftlld tllOH proceed to paBS law* to see how little the school houses can bo used for school purposes. More und more the public high schools are being compared with the private secondary schools. How can we expect the high school to hold Its owns and produce as good results under the present tendency? Might it not be a good idea to eliminate some of the holidays and frills, and if the schools must be used for the registration of voters and for elections, to have registrations on Saturdays or after 3 o'clock In the afternoon? At any rate, the greatest need of the present day is to give the children a genuine common school ed ucation making them better fitted to take their place In the world of business or to go to col lege, rather than to have some smattering knowledge of the first principles about how to draw a pretty flower or to be able to sing "do re-me” sweetly. In other words, get the children In the schools and keep them there for the full term without Interruption; at the same time teach them first something that will be really useful to them In the future. Then, If there Is time let the frills be added. But there should bo no such thing as substituting drawing for English, even for one perlor a week. NOW GET TO WORK With the bids for tha high school addition well within the appropriaifon there should be do delay in getting to work. It is to be regret ted that a whole summer already has been lost. Had the school commissioners and the alder men been able to get together early In the spring, or at least by the time school closed, the addition would be well on toward completion by this time. It perhaps was necessary, however, to have the actual conditions in the schools brought home by the opening of the fall term to impress the officials with the absolute necessity of doing something to relieve the situation. With the completion of this addition Perth Amboy will have one of the largest and best equipped high schools in the state. It will aid greatly In up holding the city's reputation in school matters. As soon as possible work on the Hall avenue school ought to be started. The crowded condi tion of the schools in the fifth and sixth wards warrant this addition to the educational equip ment of the city. This proposed new building will supply a civic center for the northern sec tion of the city which is greatly needed. Pro vision should be made for this building in any future figuring of the city's finances. Russia couldn't be saved from the Bohffievlkl, but it will be saved in spite of them. If Sinn Fein Ireland Is only granted a divorce with the custody of Ulster, she’ll waive the ali mony. Secretary Hoover objects to tne soviet 5m ernment supervising the Russian relief work on the ground that it would "cause confusion.” Right-O! Anything the Soviet handles ends in confusion. L It's fitting enougih, wheh you come to think of it. that future world peace should be based on a Pacific settlement. One financial writer says that business fall ; urea are a sign of returning prosperity. Yes, dust to dust. i King George, being short of funds, has asked ' parliament for permission to liquidate his cap ital. Has George been hearing about the profit* [ in bootlegging? ’ Remember, too, that it won’t take any more 1 grain to keep the starving Russians alive thar used to go into booze. > _ SMILE WITH ME By Tom Sims. s . ‘ Dentists get on other people's nerves. The poet who called these days ''melancholy' ‘ was thinking of the September income tax. Afghans rarely see their brides before th< wedding; Americans see them rarely afterward . Harding should invite West Virginia to th< disarmament party. r These are anti-bellum days. ' A man who says lie never kissed a girl be , fore will lie about other things also. 5 Washington wants to make paper monej smaller. Some folks can't find any now. i. I ' MOVES BY A NATURALIST Uj Frederic J. (laslJu. ( _ . ...... . i i - - NEW YORK CITY, Bspt. 14.—Patience and subterfuge are the chief essentials in directing animals tor the movies, according to Dr. Ray mond D. Ditmars, well known curator of rep tiles of the lironx Zoological Park here. "Viol ence Is never necessary and therefore inexcus able," ho says. "You can get any effect you want by simplo trickery.” Dr. Ditmars, In co-operaflon with Charles Urban, movie producer, is now Aiming the Fa bles of Da Fontaine—those delightful old ani mal Stories which subtly Illustrate human frail ities—using tho animals of the ssoo as actors. To make the fables effective, the animals must poitray humor and tragedy, pleasure and unger. and various other emotions quite as convincing ly as human screen stars. And they do. How? That is what we asked Dr. Ditmars, and this is what he told us: "Suppose we want to photograph a scene which shows the Elephant presiding over a meeting of the other animals," he said. "Ac cording to tho scenario, tho elephant asks the monkey what fault he has to And with himself, and tho monkey can And none. T can swing from high limbs,’ he boasts, ‘and run fast, but I feel sorry for the bear. He is big and clumsy and vory slow, I’m told.’ The elephant then turns to tho bear and asks him what complaint he has to make concerning himself. The bear does not share the monkey’s view. He is strong and corn crush his enemies beneath his giant paws and he gets a splendid rest cure every winter, hut there is the poor little fox. He feels sorry for him. The fox, however, feels sorry for one of his neighbors, and so it goes on clear around the circle of animals, illustrating the human tendency to excuse one’s own faults while de crying the sins of one s neighbors. "Finally, the elephant becomes disgusted. He must register great anger and contempt, turning wrathfully from one side of the animal group 10 the other. We got that by placing a man the elephant liked on one side of him and another whom he hated on the other. It was as simple as that. _ "We get a bear to stand up on his hindlegs by placing on a roof or ledge above him (out of tho camera's view, of course), a man who holds an apple in his hand. Food is the great bait. You can always get a satisfactory re aponae with it. Really a case of directing the food and letting the animal follow his natural bent. “There are some animals which are too small and nimble to make good actors," continued Dr. Ditmars. "We could not use live frogs, for In stance. in one of the fables, so we had to use dead ones. Fortunately, we were able to get a large number of dead frogs from an experi mental laboratory which had just used them In a stomach tost. The purpose of the test had been to discover what kind of Insects the frogs ate, in an effort to prove whether they were or were not of value to the farmer. We made our fable frogs out of a plastic substance and ap plied the skins of the dead ones. Then we moved them with invisible wires. I had to wotk all day and night on those frog scenes, because they had to be taken while the frogs were still moist. If I'd put it off until the next day. they would have been dried up and useless '■ Here Dr. Ditmars was interrupted for a few moments by one of the zoo keepers, who com municated his message In an agitated whisper. The geese, it seems, in one of the pools naa become suddenly up-stage and refused to be trapped into poking for the camera. They were not hungry, and would not leave their aftei noon constitutional on the water for a scattei ""Let^it go until morning,” directed Dr. Dit mars. “Don't feed them until I get there, and thev will be in a conciliatory frame of mind thin. Let me see, where was I?'1 he said, get ting back to the Interview. “What sort ot creature do you find the most difficult to photograph?" we asked, steering him P0"lnlict3," replied the doctor Immediately, “be cause they are so small. We have to trick them too. Wo wanted to get some pictures of different species of insects which sing at night. xou know that the singing is performed by special organs on the wings like the bow of the fiddle. We wanted close-ups of that singing apparatus in action, but we had to take them under pow erful mercury lights, and insects do not usually sing under such conditions. We finally got around this difficulty by placing decoys—other insects—in dark boxes near those under the lights. The latter, hearing loud songs issuing from the dark security of the boxes, were foo^d Into replying, and the camera man secured some ““Some £fCthoemost interesting Insect pictures we have obtained are of ants," continued Direc tor Ditmars. "We have a splendid close-up of ati ant dragging a weight much neater than.that of itself. Then we show a cl°se-l,'P o£ a Palr °r scales weighing the material. The result re vealed that the ant load was about in the same proportion as a 500 pound load carried by a pound man. __ _ * w-vll_ln.. An An* U»r. "We also have pictures of a great ant war. we secured two distant ant colonies In solid blocks of earth, being careful to capture the queens, and transfered them to the studio table. We Mt the table legs In water. »o they could not escape, and then ran a sash cord from one table leg to the other. This formed a bridge. That was all that was needed. In a sh°rt tirne, the first ant scouts were across that bridge, sniffing eac*h other's colonies and on the war ^ "These tiny warriors, you know, have an un canny wav of recognizing their friends and of immediately identifying ants from strange col onies. A stranger thrown into a nest of ants will be almost instantly killed. "Wild activity started up In each of tne camps. While some guarded the entrance to the underground galleries of the nests where their queens lived, others started in droves across the bridge The royal guard remained around the queen with their mandibles or jaws wide open, ready to defend her to the last. "The battle lasted several hours until the field was covered with wounded and one side finally triumphed. Proudly, they carried the dismembered bodies of the vanquished back to their galleries to be stored for winter food. The eggs of the enemy queen were also captured and removed to the victorious camp. These eggs, w'e believe, are allowed to hatch out and the young are kept as slaves. At any rate, tl|® eggs are not used as food, but are taken as part of the booty while the enemy queen is always killed. We got a charming silhouette of the last procession of victors (greatly enlarged, of course) carrying their loot across the cord bridge into camp." . "Which of the zoo animals Is the most dan gerous to photograph?" we asked. "The tiger is the most treacherous, replied Dr. Ditmars, "but none of them is actually to be i Uhisted. We sometime w ear protective appara tus. The Black Mambra (see Dr. Ditmars' book on reptiles) will spit poison in all directions I when frightened, w-hich would be most danger I c.us if we didn't wear goggles to protect our •1 believe moving pictures are or tne great-i est possible value in teaching tne public natural history,” the zoo director concluded. I have neen producing them lor years and have worked out my own photographic equipment. Among other things I have found a light English make ol camera most effective. The average Ameri can moving picture camera is extremely heavy and hard to move, weighing at least 125 pounds. The one 1 use weighs thirteen pounds and the tripod fliteen. „ “I have made over 120,000 leet ol motion pic ture negative which I am arranging in much the same fashion as if I were writing a very elab orate book on natural history. It represents twelve years' work, and forty per cent of the animals contained in it will never be taken again, bo fast are certain species out." At this point, Dr. Ditmars was interrupted by his pretty, young daughter, who rushed into the office much excited. “Come. Dad, quick,” she cried. The albino tortoise has his head out—where's the cam era?” _ You can tell a bootlegging Joint by the size of the mob. Daughter keeps away from cigarets by using a holder. The line of least resistance Is-sometimes the waist line. One and one-half cases of love make one case ' of divorce. Women have something on men—but not jnuch on themselves. i “ v. RIPPLING RHYMES By Walt Mason 1‘ - - THE COOK BOOK The cook book is a noble tome, It’* bound In modest gray; ths wo men in niy humble home consult it every day; and thus with queenly grace they sling together noble meals, and that is why I smile and sing and kick up both my heels, The cook book’s shunned by many damea who look with socrn on (rub; their hearts are axed on tin horn games out at the country club. They're wise to all the Action books that sell best at the store, but geni3 of thought by gifted cooks they look on as a bore. I'm thankful that my womenfolk are not eo blamed re Aned they look on cooking as a Joke, or as a beastly grind.# They'd rather frame a tempting pie, compound a fragrant stew, than argue long and sagely why ’’.Main Street" is false or true. They like to have their share of fun, the joyride and the dance, but when the jamboree is done, the cook book has a chance. That cherished volume then they take, and spread its leaves apart, and learn Just how to malts a cake a doughnut or a tart. And when the cook book shows noglect no happy home is there; Tired Father's works are nearly wrecked, his heart Is full of care. Bad cooking creases many domes and makes men's tresses gray bad cooking darkens many hours that should be bright and gay. answers to questions^ Any reader can get the aniwer to any question by writing The Perth Amboy livening News Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haakln, Director, Washington, D. G. This offer ap plies strictly to Information. The bureau cannot give advice on legal, medicinal and financial troubles. It does not attampt to settle domestic troubles, nor to undertake exhaus tive research on any subject. Write your question plainly and briefly. Give full name and addrese and en close two cents In stanmps for return postage. All replies are sent direct to the Inquirer, ' " Q. Is mind reading a fake or a fact?—L. E. E. , A. Muscle reading, wrongly term ed mind reading, Is often possible by close attention. Every complete mental process expresses itself In movement and while in many cases these movements are involuntary they give an Inkling of the object or the direction of the agent’s thought. Q. Have there been any changes in the game laws of the different states?—R. O. L. A. Forty-two states held regular legislative sessions in 1921 and all except five of them revised their game laws to some extent. Q. How do the diamonds lately found In Arkansas compare In qual ity with South African diamonds?— W. A. G. A. The Geological Survey says that the Arkansas diamonds and those of South Africa are about the same in quality. Q. What Is the Greek equivalent for "Lord have mercy upon us" which is used in church services?— F. R. A. The Greek translation for this expression is "Kyrle Elelson.” £>. What foods will add iron to the blood?—J. G. R. A. Foods rich In Iron are, dried lima beans, dried navy beans, beef steak, eggs, entire wheat grain, oat meal. dried peas, prunes, raisins, and spinach. Q. If a colored man went to the North Pole with Admiral Peary, what was his name?—E. A. T. A. One member of the Peary party was Matthew A. Henson, a col ored man. Q. What Is meant by couslns-ger man?—Q. E. A. Cousins-german are first cous ins. Q. What Is the story about the Sepoy Rebellion being caused by the Sepoys being forced to eat meat?— J. O. H. A. Sepoys are the native British rndian soldiers. In religion they are for the most part Mohammedan and Brahman. One considers the cow sacred, the other is not permitted to eat pork. The Enfield rifles which were put In the hands of the Sepoys had cartridges greased with tallow and lard. It was necessary for the soldiers to bite these cartridges with their teeth. On May 10. 1857, the Sepoys mutinied in Meerut, when na tive troops rose and liberated some of their comrades who had been Im prisoned for refusing to handle the English cartridges. Q. When Jerusalem was burned hv Titus, how many people were killed?—E. H. B. A. Jerusalem was destroyed In 70 A. D„ 1,100,000 Inhabitants losing their lives. Q. What kind of a card game Is All Fours?—W. D. T. A. All Fours Is the original form of the game called Seven-up or Old Sledge. The All Fours family also includes such variations as California Jack. Auction Pitch, Smudge, Pedro and Cinch or Double Pedro. Q. Please tell me if and how smoke can be converted Into steam. —A. B. A. The Bureau of Mines says smoke cannot be converted Into steam, but by the proper methods of firing more steam and less smoke can be generated. KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GETTING Look for quality and get it when you buy Clothes this fall. The G. & S. Store offers you one hundred per cent, value at prices ONE THIRD lower than last fall. New fall fashions now on display—Suits and Top coats.$25, $30, $35, $40 Gannon & Sheehy 92 Smith St. i HOW TO MISS A TRAIN THOROUGHLY *1 AifttK KortKirfa Yfeurt. HeAD^Cff* - ■" * r — 3Ht J0«T ' t tmtur ctrs AWAV f*oH Votf — • ? f —-[*1 f _ * r« 11 -3 AMD THEM YoV MoYfCfc SHE HAS .STOPPED AT the Yards AMP- ., />, ^_YoU DECIDE Tb ** k Rum dowm THERE . AMP GET it Amo WmeM You ARE AI.MOST THERE THE TRAiM STARTS UP " AGAlM - ^ Vs l *tHEM"lt MAY PE SAID THAT *&U Have missed the traih thoroughly _ —* A LINCOLN STORY I BY DR. W. E. BARTON i : Good Lincoln stories are none too abundant, and .when one cannot learn a new one, it is a satisfaction to get a new confirmation of an old one Everybody on the Pacific coast seems to know Sam Hill, the road builder. He is the man they used to swear by. I dined with him a few days ago and he told me this story: In 1895 when the Venezuelan con troversy was on. Sir Stafford North cote, ord Salisbury’s private sec retary, came to the United States to adjust the dispute and told this story to Sam Hill: During the Civil War, Sir Stafford Northcote, father of the Sir Stafford who told Mr. Hill the story, repre sented Great Britain In Washington and on one occasion went to the White House on an urgent matter taking his son with him. He asked to see Mr. Lincoln at once and was told that Mr. Lincoln was dressing and not ready to re ceive visitors. The urgency of the matter caused Mr. Stafford to insist upon being shown to the bath room where Mr. Lincoln was blacking his boots, using for the support of his foot what looked like an empty soap box . Sir Stafford was surprised to find the president thus engaged. “Why, Mr. President!” he ex claimed. “In England's gentleman never blacks his own boots.” Lincoln was not disturbed. He plied his brush without raising his head very far, but still looked cheer fully at Sir Stafford as he asked: "Whoso boots does he baick?” The younger Sir Stafford North cote laughed merrily, said Mr. Hill, in telling the story. It is a good story. No man, by refusing to black his own boots .escapes the necessity of some kind of service. He may be proud of the labor he escapes, but something must take its place, if it be nothing but the painfully hard labor of killing time. If a man does not perform some useful labor, by what kind of harder labor does he get through life? Whose boots does ho black? Learn One New Thing Every Day Bulletins By THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY - - ' ~ ■ ■■■ ■_-l ■ _l_! .... i . ■■ ■ Tro Lebanon: Famed for Its C "In the city where its independ ence was proclaimed, and in the em blem it has chosen, the newly de clared government of Lebanon at least has two symbols of perman ence,” says a bulletin from the Na tional Geographic Society. "Baalbek is so old that no man can tell when first its temples were built to sun or spring or mountain. One shrine after* another rose and fell, or was beaten down by rival re ligionists, until, some time in the first century. A. D., two mighty structures whoso ruins still stand, were raised above the lofty plateau of the Bika. | "The larger of these temples was erected in honor of Jupiter or Helios, the sun. It was surrounded by a per istyle of fifty-eight columns, eight feet in height and so big around that four large men can scarcely embrace them in their outspread arms. “Six of these huge columns with their Corinthian capitals and with immense fragments of the cornice still poised against the blue remain, rising boldly above the mean dwell ings of the modern town. Nowhere docs such massive permanence sug gest such eery lightness as in these six abiding pillars of the Temple of the Sun. “The smaller temple, itself larger than the Parthenon, was erected to Bacchus, a jovial god, now' discredit ed in certain parts. It is one of the finest Roman temples extant. The entrance to this temple to the god of wine is decorated with delicate carving that would grace Melrose Abbey or worthily frame the Rose Window of Rheims. "The forty-three foot doorway is surrounded with tracery where vines and garlands, nymphs and satyrs and gay bacchantes are transfixed in stone almost as they appeared two thousand years ago when the ring ing chisels of the Roman sculptors fell silent before its finished perfec tion. "Baalbek bespeaks permanence in spite of the crowd of ephemeral sum mer visitors who seek in the cool shade of the willows beside the sac red pool a rest from the heat of the Mediterranean littoral. "The emblem chosen for the Le banon flag Is the cedar trees. This edar Shrines and Cigarette* symmetrical symbol of lasting strength has long served as the seal of the American university at Beirut. But the cedars of .Lebanon are not unappreciated by the people of the mountains. They call them ‘The Ce dars of the Lord.’ ‘‘Some scholars believe that the picturesque sides of lofty Lebanon were once clothed in these majestic trees and give as a reason the fact that Solomon obtained from Hiram of Tyre great rafts of this time-de fying timber for the famous temple at Jerusalem Others cite this as a reason for believing that never have there been many of these kingly trees and that their rarity as much as their rot-resisting qualities made them de sirable to the king who could scour the known world for the best temple material ‘‘However that may be, the main group of true cedars now contains only about four hundred of these trees, clumped in what form a dis tance of several miles appears to be a dark green hassock thrown against tawny mountains. Yet these trees, four hundred of which look like a single tea shrub if one sees them from the Kadisha valley or the dis tant mountain pass, are really eighty to a hundred feet in height and doubtless many of them are two thousand years of age. Only the de odars of the Himalayas and the Se quoias of California surpass them in age and dignity. "The Lebanon had its own govern ment with a Christian mutesarrif and a special constitution dating from 1861, following the Druze-Maronite disorders of the year before. But in 1916 all special privileges were abol ished by the Porte. The Lebanon gendarmerie wore a picturesque uni form in the Zouave style with volu minous trousers of dark blue piped with red and with tight jackets and trim leggings. “The grapes and cigarette tobacco Of the Lebanon have long been fam ous. But possibly this long mountain range, which has given its name to the political region has never done a greater service to mankind than when it drove the Phoenician trad ers to the western sea and gave sea borne commerce and. perhaps, the alphabet to the world.” ■ ~ N Perth Amboy 7 rust Co. “A Good Bank to Be With” DEPARTMENTS Commercial Trust Safe Deposit Special Interest Foreign Real Estate 4% ON SPECIAL ACCOUNTS .ima. ■ i .'A-i1'"-". - ■ .. 1 / Health Talks Fatigue Fatigue is the underlying cause o^ much sickness. This because an ex* hausted body can offer little resist ance to the attacks of the germs that cause disease. The human body in its functions is much like an automobile or any complicated engine. Unless properly cared for the engine will begin to knock and trouble develop. The muscles when functioning burn up the system’s supply of en ergy and leave certain by-products, , ». like carbon in an engine, which com- y bine to depress and tire the muscles unless they are properly thrown off and new energy is supplied. • The tiring of one muscle will often tire others, thus bringing on a complete bodily exhaustion. As clogged fuel pipes cut off the gasoline, so tight clothing will check the arteries and prevent them from bringing their proper ^supply of blood and energy to the tiring mus cles. One grade of gasoline will give the automobile engine more power and endurance than another, and so some forms of food will supply more en ergy than others. Sugar, though not advisable as a steady diet, is imme diately converted into energy. That is why soldiers on the march are often fed chocolate and why children who use up a great deal of energy in play crave sweet foods. In preventing bodily fatigue, a good deal depends upon the rate or speed at which the muscles are re quired to work. Working steadily, but not too fast, the muscles have the chance to throw off the refuse products, at the same time bringing in new fuel or energy' for further work. cles. Rest gives the muscles the time which they must have to get rid of their poisons and replace their small store of energy. A movement is now on throughout the country to give school childroti more short rest periods during the day. It has been found by experi ment that they work with greater energy, take a real interest in their studies, and really accomplish more under the new than the old grinding method. Skill, Service, Satisfaction All Watch and Jewelry Repairing Here Is Done with a Desire to Attain Perfection RELIABLE JEWELRY SHOP IMA SMITH ST. TEL. SM-ff • •All fPViel'n «_ _XT_«>» V A. H. KOYEN —Dealer In All Kinds of— Mason Materials. Sewer Pipes. Cement Stone. 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