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By THORNTON W. BURGESS PETER TRIES TO CALL ON SHORT-TAIL HEN Peter Rabbit returned to the dear Old Brier Patch he could think of nothing but his new ac quaintance, Short-Tall the Shrew. This was quite like Peter. Anything new arouses his curiosity so that he can think of nothing else. He would W W\ \ ), Su < • V y ■ s V 3 ' as 9-» l v Thar# Wn Short-Tall Darting Along One of Hie Little Rathe. have liked nothing better than to gos sip with eome of his neighbors about Short-Tall and his affairs, but to do thli he would have to admit that he knew little or nothing about Short Tall, and this he couldn't bring him self to do. You see Peter felt very, Why Machines Are Not Wanted in China , » . ' ii 1 ■A V C.-y . V*, : : * ■* >. . ■0m m * ' : ; V. ' <■ A' i ' w v? m: m i / - fitsSss U\ i - IB«« V \ ] fv • 't* . -. ■—M 11 AN power is so chpap In China that there Is little call for ma chinery there. Our photo two American marines watching a Chinese coolie unloading bricks from a canal barge In the prim itive manner of the Orient M oitraph near r J shows Tientsin Jl very foolish every time he thought of how Short-Tail had been one of his neighbors for so long and all the time had been mistaken by him for a mem ber of the Mole family. So Peter said nothing to anyone, not even to little Mrs. Peter, but re solved to make up for lost time. The very first chance he got he slipped over to the old log where he had met Short-Tall. He Intended to make a call. Now Peter couldn't see under the old log. so he couldn't tell whether Short-Tail was there or not. He called but got no answer. He thumped with his feet. Finally he thumped right on top of the old log Itself, and then looked quickly to see If anyone ran out No one did. It was quite plain that Short-Tall wasn't there. Then Peter remembered what Short Tall had said about his private little paths, and Jumping down from the old log he began to look for them. Now It didn't take Peter long to find a little path, for there was one leading right away from one end of the old log. It wasn't much of a path, course such a little fellow as Short Tail wouldn't make much of a path It was very much like one of the pri vate little paths of Whltefoot the Wood Mouse. In fact Peter would have supposed that this was just what it was, had it not been for what Short or Tall had said. It was only about half an Inch wide. "He told me to follow his path and we might meet," said Peter to him self, there being no one else to talk to. So he started to follow the little path. Presently he came to another little path, and where the two little paths ëüYOlI Know— I TO BAY« I \ PROGRAM P TW Y HIV ft -, sins* ■ht*' m R hat there are nearly 20,000 mohon picture thea tre* in America attended nightly by 15,000,000 movie fan*. This is five time* as many movie houaea a* there are in the United Kingdom; nx times a* many a* in Germany and ten time* a* man there are in France or iy as Italy. ©, II». McClnr* N*wapap«r Syndicat*. WNU Servie* joined Peter sat down and scratched his head In a puzzled way; how ara I to know which way to go?" he muttered. Finally he decided to stick to the one he had started on. Half a dozen Jutnps brought him to where this little path branched. Peter was stuck again. Finally he chose one of the branches and started on. only to have thi s branch lose itself In a whole lot of little paths, which crossed and recrossed and were seemingly all mixed up. Just looking at them made Pet or dizzy. ''I'm not going a step farther," de clared Peter. "What Is the use? I don't know which path'to-'foU.ow and If I did. It would merely lead Into an other little path and I wouldn't get anywhere." A sudden thought struck Peter and caused him to sit up with a funny look on his face "I wonder," said he slowly. "I wonder If Short Tail was simply planning to have fun with me, when he told me to follow one of his little paths and perhaps we would meet. Anyway, I've tried to make a call, and that I couldn't Is no fault of mine. Now I think I'll - go home. My gracious! What a lot of mixed-up paths! Short-Tall must do an awful amount of running about." *T have to," snapped a sharp squeaky voice. 'Td starve If I didn't." Peter looked behind. There was Short-Tall, darting along one of his little paths. "Wait a minute!" cried Peter. Cut Short-Tall had vanished. ©. 1933. by T. W. Surge*».—WNU Servie*. "Now Graph ic ( 'FEW GOLFERS TURM 6NOUSW,* STATES MAC Smith. fÿl TUPm BOOV WtEELT TO Swims from INS iDt OUT, tj 9 BRING AROUND THE LEFT SIDE NE of the most prevalent faults Is failure to let the left side turn around to the right on the backswlng. Even those golfers who do, are often far short of a complete turn. One reason for this Is that they want to guide the stroke and not being con fident of their swing turn bpt little. They take the club back with thé cus tomary wrist and arm movement but allow the left side to remain where o It was for fear of destroying their balance. The proper method Is to let the left shoulder turn naturally the loft arm is taking the club back until the bnokswing is complete. In some cases the player's back Is practically at right angles to the ob jective. MacDonald Smith affords a fine example of this turn and at the top of the swing is set to hit from the Inside out with perfect balance and freedom. In this position full use can be made of the left arm. Smith Is a firm advocate of a complete pivot and lays the blame for much of the slicing on this failure to turn enough, ©. 1933, Bel) Syndic*!*.-—WNU Servie*. as Book Ho® J l WARM WEATHER DESSERTS HE old-fashioned custard nicely cooked and frozen makes an ice cream which holds up when frozen and is nourishing as well as refresh T Ing. French tee Cream. Heat one quart of milk and add very slowly to four lightly beaten eggs, three-fourths of a cupful of sugar, one-fourth teaspoonful of salt; cook until the mixture Is thickened and smooth and coats the spoon. Cool, add one cupful of heavy cream and Robin Hood Hat as y jmT v 11 r / - »? For summer wear a New York hat designer shows this jaunty little Rob in Hood sports hat in stitched suede cloth. Air Brake Invention George Westinghouse Invented the air brake In 1868, and received the first patent for it on April 13, 1869, when he was living In Pittsburgh. An experimental train was fitted up with air brakes by the Pennsylvania Rail road company shortly afterward. In 1872, he invented the automatic air brake. one and one-half tenspoonfuls of vanil la. Freeze ns usual. Peach Ice Cream. Take three cupfuls of ripe peaches, cover with one cupful of sugar, one fourth teaspoonful of salt and let stand for an hour or more. The fruit should be sliced very thin. Press the fruit through a colander, add one pint of cream and a tablespoonful of lem on juice. Mix and freeze as usual. Pack the freezer and let the cream stand for an hour or two. Orange Sherbet. Take one and one-half cupfuls of orange juice, one and one-fourth cup fuls of sugar, one-fourth teaspoon ful of salt, three cupfuls of rich milk and two tablespoonfuls of lemon juiee. Heat one cupful of the milk and add the sugar, stir until the sugar Is dis solved, Add the other Ingredients and cool. Mix and freeze as usual. Velvet Lemon Sherbet. Take the juice of three lemons, one and one-half cupfuls of sugar—two cupfuls If the lemons are large—one quart of rich milk and a fourth of a tenspoonful of salt. Stir and mix well. The mixture will curdle but when froz en will be smooth as velvet. A bit of the lemon rind may be added If de sired. © 1933. We»tern Newspaper Union. On Way From Norway to Chicago Fair ' ' •--> / m •i:, m \ >1\ v * 1$ If ■i' S ÖRLANDET, the Norwegian training ship, leaving Oslo with all sails hoisted as she started on her way to the Century of Progress exposition in Chi cago. She Is manned by 100 sailors between the ages of fifteen and seveuteeri. Her route takes her up the St. Lawrence river and through the Great Lakes. ENOUGH By DOUGLAS MALLOCH HB old home place is not as fine As lots of p laces up th e line,_ If size Is all you care about, But 1 can shut all that quite out; I know, within this house of mine, Or hers, or ours, that our own stuff, Though plain, has always been enough. T The old home place la Just a farm. Had cleared the brush with his own arm And sowed the seed with his own hand. Well, other houses may look grand, With larger fields, and that's no harm-* Unless we quit remembering That we've enough of ev'rythlng. Ttie old home place, or any spot, By this Is judged, though big or not: If It has housed you, fed you, too. And both seemed good enough to you, That's all that matters such a lot. And this old place, through dry and wet. Has never really failed us yet The old home place has warmed and fed, And kept a roof above our head, So we can pass the others by Without a jealous look or sigh, And live contented, as I said, Because, when times were good or tough. The old home place has been enough. ©. 1933. Dougl** Malloch. WNXJ Servie*. KONERS [WftWESgg Rameses left mummies of himself all over Egypt BONERS are actual humorous tid-bitc found in examination pa pers, essays, etc., by teachers. / The finest animals on earth are ground mice. • • Three birds that have black fenth ers are the crow, raven, and jallbird. Watered stock is cows put out to pasture beside a running stream. Space between the bones is filled with mucilage. An Oxonian is a man who drives a pair of oxes. ©. 1933. Bell Syndicate.—WNU Service. GlfeUO&P ► y > > X x // m "When you hear the first bar* of your wedding march," say* wooing Winnie, "you don't realize that you are In for *uch a long, long walk." ©, 1931, Bell Syndicat*,— WNU Service. g 6 & National Topics Interpreted by William Bruckart Washington—It begins to appear like the summer will be hot Insofar as the prohibition con troversy cerned. the situation now Is outlined, neither prohibitionists nor antl-prohibltlonlsts propose to allow any grass to grow under their feet. The motto of each side seems to be: "now or never." Observers here believe that Post master General "Jim" Farley, continu ing the political astuteness of the last campaign, rather caught the prohibi tionists taking a nap. I mean that the prohibitionists were plodding along throughout the country with their ef forts but were putting forth no real campaign attacks, out suddenly with a brand new Idea and laid the pressure of the Roosevelt administration on the movement to repeal the Eighteenth amendment Of course, when Mr. Farley told the country that by ratification of the re peal proposal it would automatically end the extra taxes that had to be levied under the public works bill, he was favored by a condition not avail able to the prohibition supporters. He was, therefore. In a position to offer some Inducement that had not been presented before, while thus far the prohibition arguments have lacked any new elements of showmanship. I advert to showmanship because It will be remembered that It was a type of showmanship that started the big repeal drive and worked the country up to fever heat on the prohibition re peal question through the last campaign and in the newly elected congress. Mr. Farley merely restored life to the movement. It Is generally conceded that defections have occurred In the ranks of the anti-prohlbltlonlsta in rather large numbers. It Is obvious, too, that the ardor was cooling In a good many sections of the country. Mr. Farley sensed those things and he capitalized the situation that was presented to him in an almost cut and dried form. Battle to Wax Hot —is con Indeed, as Mr. Farley broke Thus, the postmaster general has again demonstrated his usefulness us Not the right hand of the President, only has he added to, or rather re vived. the momentum of the repeal move but he has employed the circum stance to solidify the Democratic party organization. lie addressed letters to thousands of party workers In the states where there may be some doubt as to the success of the repeal proposal_Those workers _ naturally are responding. It Is obvious that some of them will balk at the Idea but the information we get here Is that the bulk of the .party workers will do just the tiding Mr, Farley has asked and will get busy for repeal ns a party movement. The full effect of the post master general's quick move can be measured from the political standpoint * It must not be overlooked that the drys are busy, too. For example, two great conventions re Drys Are cenlly were held In Washington. One was ' the Southern Baptist convention and the other was the Northern Baptist convention. One group engaged directly In the prohi bition fight and adopted a resolution by which the delegates agreed to avoid patronizing businesses selling beer. The vote to adopt such a policy, was lopsided, but one of the ministers told me he had some difficulty in find ing a place to eat in the Capital City where no beer was sold. Nevertheless, the impracticability of such a policy does not overshadow the fighting spirit that Is displayed. Another Illustration: scattered throughout the auditorium where the sessions were held were signs and post ers which read "No quarter to the liquor Interest; thousands of quar ters to fight them," or words to that effect. These facts are cited because they constitute evidence of what Is going on throughout the country. The In stances were with reference to only one church, but there Is much the same attitude on the part of all the churches. Their leaders and those who, though not participating directly in the church movement, are sincerely dry, are not going to be licked while they twiddle their thumbs. I recall having written In one of these letters several months ago that the question of repeal was probably going to be decided around the firesides of hundreds of thousands of homes In the land. The circum stances now developed convince me more strongly than ever that such will be the case. Not Idle * * • The wets are claiming buoyantly that they will win repeal. Dry lead ers here are just as certain that they can stop repeal. On the side of the wets Is the gigantic vote they devel oped at the Chicago convention of the Democratic party and the compromise position forced on the Republicans In convention In the same city. The Re publicans did compromise, because the resubrnlssion plank did not represent the original position of either faction. On the other side, the drys point to the fact It is necessary for repeal to fall in Only, thirteen states to defeat the proposal,that restores liquor con trol to the states. And when you look over a list of states, you will note a good many of them that have voted dry over and over again. But we must not forget the power ful leverage Huit Mr. Farley exerted in the matter of taxes, fact that there Is not a state In the union where taxes are not the subject of complaint The taxes laid by the federal government also have been criticized plentifully during the dopres Ro when the President says and I think It Is a slon. congress agrees that additional taxes are necessary to pay for public work to stimulate business recovery, It Is not unnatural that a mighty howl was heard. It always Is easy to complain about taxes and It is easier to com plain about them in hard times. The Roosevelt administration, with Mr. Farley waving the magic wand, promptly told congress and the coun try that all of these new taxes could be repealed If prohibition would be re pealed. They won't be In effect a month longer than the Eighteenth amendment, said the administration. Taxes from liquor will more than offset the levies lately put through by congress, for the records show that liquor taxes In the days before the Eighteenth amendment was adopted were yielding something like $.350,000, 000 annually. The present addition to the tax list will produce only an esti mated $225,000,000, so there will be some to spare If the old figures hold. « * • The country has just witnessed an other "show" staged by a senate com mittee. This time, Probe Morgan an investigation dis closed for tlie first time the secrets of the House of Morgan, the greatest pri vate hanking firm the world has ever known, and one about which there al ways has been a veil of mystery con cealing Its affairs from prying eyes. The firm of J. P. Morgan and company is a firm of 20 partners; from the In ception of the organization l>y J. P. Morgan, the elder, lute last century, people have known only that It was a banking firm of Immense power, of almost limitless resources and one not subject to the laws governing commer cial banking houses. The Morgan partners, as their number increased, always kept to the tradition tha t their business was their business and that despite the fact they constituted an Institution of enormous power, their affairs should be treated like those of any other individuals. But the senate thought otherwise. It Instructed »3 hanking committee to dig around and see what this giant In finance was. It has found out. The country has been shown, In a presenta tion as dramatic as any great (play wright could have presented from his imagination, the naked truth about thé House of Morgan. The senate ma jority that wanted to draw back the curtain on the Morgan bank are tickled about the job. Ferdinand Pecora, a Sicilian, who rose to considerable prominence in New York city, likewise Is tickled about the job, for he was the lawyer hired by the committee to handle the case. And so another niche has been cut by a senate investigation. It seems to me, however, that the senate is not entitled to be praised much for Its job. After all, It may be asked properly what has been ac complished. It "exposed" the House 'of Morgan, It Is true. It showed that J. P. Morgan, the younger, and the present head of the firm, escaped pay ment of income taxes In two years, and It got oodles of publicity for Indi vidual senators and Mr, Pecora, as well as smearing the names of some well known persons because they once had dealt with the House of Morgan. It showed as well that Mr. Morgan had used his brains to comply with the very tax laws congress enacted and yet had escaped tux because he had received no income as congress had defined that word. Secrets One result may be, and I believe it Is the only one, that there will be some revision of the tax Tax Revision laws to prevent a re currence of the cir cumstance of one of the country's richest men escaping In come tax. It Is difficult to foresee anything else of a helpful nature that can come from the "show" staged by the senate committee. The reason Is a practical and simple one. As ex plained above, the House of Morgan is a private banking firm which by long and honest operation has bullded a confidence among the people of wealth who deposited their money with the private firm. It created good will just as the local merchant In your town has done, by preserving to those who were Its customers the rights they were entitled to have That local mer chant, by the way, could accept money on deposit If he wanted to and his customers wanted to make them. There Is nothing to prevent him from It. Thus, through the years, the Morgan partners continued to receive funds on deposit until at last reports there was something like $255,000,000 on deposit with them. Like other big banks, the House of Morgan made much money. It made vast profit doing what com mercial banks could not do without having another corporation handle the transactions, and that was sell securi ties. Likely ©, 1933, Western Newspaper Union.