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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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MOVES BY A NATURALIST
Uj Frederic J. (laslJu. (
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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
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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,
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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.
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A LINCOLN STORY I
BY DR. W. E. BARTON
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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
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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.”
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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.
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