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FATNESS NO SIGN OF HEALTH j
IlMTMMd W.iflht, After the Age of Forty, Rather a Danger Sig nal, Say Exporte. When a person becomes stout after •bout forty years of age It does not •rotry him, or her, unless the stoutness Se so great as to cause discomfort or Usflgurement. Nevertheless, the statis tics of life Insurance companies prove that Increase of weight with age la sot favorable to length of days, ac cording to Drs. Irving Fisher and S. L. Sisk, the greatest authorities on Insurance statistics. "What are the burdens of obesity •nd why does It shorten life?* asks the Journal of the American Medical Association. "Various answers, mostly indefinite In character, may be forth coming In reply to this question. Tis sue fat must be carried about like any ether Incubus We are.reminded that overweight puts a 'strain on the heart •nd on the Joints,' and that It 'pushes up the diaphragm and cramps the lungs.' A gaining adult who Is already overweight may find his physical ac tivities restrained and bodily exertion asade labored. Accordingly, with an unchanged food Intake the surplus of an used energy accumulates and a vi cious cycle Is presently established. The obese person Inevitably limits his exercise; he grows heavier from the unused reserves, and his activity there upon becomes even more, restrained •nd limited. Overfeeding, obesity and lack of exercise Interplay until 'big' becomes 'bigger.' " And Dr. K. P. Josliu indicates fat •••• as responsible for diubetea. PROVIDES FARMS FOR POOR Belf-Help Project Fathered by Nebrae ka Philanthropist Seems Movo in Right Diroetlon. H. D. Watson, millionaire farmer and philanthropist of Kearney, Neb., who Is perhaps doing more than any other one man In the United States to make the "back-to-the-land" move ment a reality, is In Alamosa investi gating the advantages of the San Lula valley as a place to locate one of his community farm projects, O. E. Meyer writes In the Rocky Mountain Newa Mr. Watson already has acquired a tract of 300 acres at Carbondale, Colo., and la qow making arrangements for starting one of his farm communities there. However, the Carbondale dis trict Is limited In extent and land la higher priced, and he found It Inex pedient to acquire as large a tract as he wanted. He will settle a family on each 22 acres of the Carbondale tract, and the only condition which Mr. Watson places upon an applicant for one of his community Jracts Is that the applicant he absolutely with out money or other property. The tenant ta located on the tract with all necessary tools, stock and seed furnished, furnished with a sum of money during the first year. After that the land la expected to produce enough to make a living for the family and provide a sinking fund for paying for the land. In six or eight years the farmer, If he Is the right sort, owns his land. In addition he is Mourning Chevrons on "Boar" Suite. When the Princeton seniors ap peared In their "beer" suits last year, with a black mourning brassard on the left sleeve, the Idea was considered very nifty. But they've beaten it this spring. The beer suits were broken oat out early this week, and they have three small black chevrons on the left cuff, each Indicating six months of prohibition. The beer suit custom la Indigenous -to Princeton. Before tha days of Volateadlsm the suits—plain white "jumpers" and pantaloons—ap peared, simultaneously with the bock beer signs, and gave unique distinc tion to the seniors, passing thelY last spring in scholastic trammels. Also, there were some jolly parties In cer tain cozy corners In the classic shades of the collegiate town. And maybe there are now—but In corners that era surreptitious as wall as cozy.— Cincin nati Tlmes-Star. Facing Buildings With Pottary. In a recent lecture before an Eng lish gathering Prof. Beresford Pita discussed the possibilities of ceramic producta In the clothing of reinforced concrete skeleton buildings. Unlike many architects who regard tradition al practice aa something quite sacred, Professor Plte would throw the ventlons of the past to the winds In order to meet modern developments. While admitting the structural advan tages of reinforced- concrete, he la not an admirer of concrete aa a material for exterior surfaces, and advocates the clothing of the structural skeleton with "a garment of permanent, effec tive, beautiful, ceramic color, unlim ited in its variety and worth."— Scientific American. con Those Old-Time Workers. "When I was a boy," said Mr. Cum rox, "I worked 14 hours a day." "No, you didn't" replied Mr. Css slux Chex. "My father was keeping the store you worked in. You just nung around 14 hours a day because It waa a warm, comfortable place to loaf." But tha Elephant Must Be Fad. If present conditions continue In cer tain lines of business there are going to be some people who will simply have to go hungry In order to buy their gasoline.—Boston Transcript Australia's Heart In War. Although conscription did not apply In Australia, of her total population of leas than 5,000,000, 416,000 men and women volunteered for service. j BOYS WILL REFOREST STATE Lauteten« Has Started Movement Which It la to Be Hoped Other •tates Will Fellow. a The state of Louisiana haa a plan tor reforesting a third of Its twelve million acres that have been denuded of trees by the farmer and the lum berman. It has called to take part In the good work. The department of conservation Is now engaged in estblishlng reforestation clubs and by the end of this year ex pects to have 25,000 boya enrolled for the work. Five thousand copies of a bulletin have been leaned describ ing the trees beat adapted to the lands In various sections of the state. And a state forester, who has been connected wKh thy public schools and who understands the American boy and his ways, haa been hired to super vise the whole plan. A call haa been sent out to farmers' aona mainly, though all boya between ten and eighteen gre invited to take part In the work. One large lumbering concern. Interested because of Ita busi ness, has offered prises totaling $500 annually. Since the demand for southern lum ber has become large, the eld and vig orous forests of Louisiana hava suf fered severely and the tendency there, as elsewhere, la to sacrifice second growth In an unscientific and waste ful manner. It is hoped to check (his tendency and to replant large portions of the denuded territory.—Minneapolis Journal. tha boya CHILDREN WILL BUILD NESTS Members ef Junior Audubon Club* Throughout tha Country Are to Provide Bird Homos. Birds winging their way northward Just now will find 175,000 naw houses built for them, during the last year by boys and girls who are members ef the 65,000 Junior Audubon cluba scat tered over the United States and Cun ada, the New York Evening Post states. These youths are among the 1,500,000 members of the organization planted In kindergartens, grammar schools and among groupa of young Americans by the National Audubon society. Each club member, after paying 10 cents as an Initiation fee, starts ac quiring knowledge of the appearances and habits of both songsters and the unmusical types of birds. Through picture books and hikes to woodland apota they learn to distinguish one kind of bird from another by the kind of feathery clothes they wear and how also to tell them by their eggs, their nests and sometimes by their chirps. Careless huntera have found the club members uncomfortably observ ant of those whom they suspect are bagging more than the limit or shoot ing out of season. Recently the asso ciation received a letter from a sports man saying there were "400 young volunteer game wardens" in hla city exerting a restraining Influence upon tricky huntera. Mistaken Identity. Miss Minnie McKee la a Terra Haute librarian, .who Is not by any means a suffragist. The other morn ing when she started to her library she decided to leave some notices for delinquent books on the way. She went to one porch, knocked at the door and gave the woman of tha house the notice. At the next house. In which there happened to be a de linquent book, she did the same thing. And then she heard in disapproving tones from two men who were behind her: "Now If there Isn't one of those women candidates. Jus: see for your self how masculine she looks passing hand bilis>" And one question still remains un answered In her mind: earth Is to deliver future delinquent book notices!"—Indianapolis News. "Who on Capa Cod Turnip*. On Cape Cod a special type of tur nip la being developed, there la anything unuanal to be said for the taate of this turnip aa com pared with similar turnips raised else where. about the Cape Cod turnip la that It will grow on farms having sandy top soil. It has proved useless to recom mend that the regular Cape Codder move elsewhere If he wished to grow crops that did not promise to do well in the Barna'ables and the Trnros. "Why not adapt the crops to the land?" asks the native. The answer la a turnip with an unusually long tap root which penetrates below the sand stratum to the motst subsoil and flourishes even In spots that weeds find discouraging. Not that But the interesting thing Embarrassing Moment. Several years ago I had a fancy white dress that I kept on a coat banger In my closet, hut on close ex amination I noticed that the hanger was leaving its print on the aleeves. In order to do away with that I pinned the dresa by the belt to the back of a coat One evening two friends called and asked me to go with them to the postoffice. As It was cool I put on a coat and had reached the street when my friends simultaneously no ticed that I was wearing the coat that had my elaborate white dresa fastened to the back of It My embarrassment waa little short of frenzy.—Chicago American. It Obayad tha Label. "What did the critics say about Dauber's new picture entitled 'Pan'T" "They panned IL" PURITANS IN FOOUSH FIGHT •tern Old Men of Leng Ago Had •illy Idea They Could Prevail Against Dame Fashion. Dress reformera ol the present day, who deplore the abbreviated skirt and peek-a-boo waist, may be astounded to learn that even in the good old puritan times the lure of Dame Kaahlon bad a bewitching effect on the young men and maidens. Kesea relies Into the ancient laws of the Massachusetts Bay colony have re vealed that the fathers had their own troubles with their offspring, who rec ognized a snappy style when they saw it In 1634, Just four years after the arrival of Governor Wlnthrop'a ships, the apparel question had become so pressing that the lawmakers tried their hands ae fashion Holders. Here la the statute placed on the books In its original wording: "The Court, takelng Int» considera tion the greate, superfluous and un necessary expences occasioned by rea son of some newe and Immodest fash ions, as 'also the ordinary wearning of silver, golde and alike laces, girdles, hat bands, etc., hath therefore ordered that no. person, either man or woman, shall hereafter make or buy appareil, either woolen, alike or lynnen, with any lace on It, silver, golde alike or threed, under the penalty of the for fecture of "such cloathes. "Provided, and It Is the meaning ef this court that men and women shall have liberty to weare out such ap pareil as they are uowe provided of, except the Immoderate greate sleeves, slashed appareil, Immoderate greate raylea, long wings, ate. "This order to take place a fortnight after the publishing thereof." v STUDIOS ON WALLS OF ROME Practical Plan to Provida Housing far Artists in tha Conflnoa of tho Eternal City. An attempt Is being made by ttM commune of Rome to remedy tka studio shortage—which la only phase of the general housing crisis"— by the original plan of allotting soma of the more habitable towers and tur rets in the ancient city walla to vari ous artists. Many of these old rowers can be made perfectly habitable, and when fitted with electric light and comfort able furniture will provide large and picturesque studios for a number of painters. The "master of the walla," ' Signor Francesco Random*, has Insti tuted a school of educative art f6r children In the tower of Bellsnrlus. The new artist tenants of the tur rets and towers will have to assume the nominal duty of keepers or cus tqdlans In addition to their responsi bility as tenants, hut this duty will he only a formal one. Some of the new studios, though they have the dis advantage of being a little distant from the center of the city, will have fine views over the Campagne and will form extremely picturesque abodes. A kind of summer house in the Villa Borghese (the Hyde park of Rome) has been offered to a widely known artist without a studio,—Living Age. India's Naw Capital. What the relatively young United States did In founding Washington as its capital, and what the still younger Australia haa undertaken In creating ita new capital city, Canberra, Great Britain la doing for age-old India by building a new seat of government near Delhi, say a a bulletin issued by tha National Geographic society. In Australia the new etty Is being carved from a practically untouched wilderness; and In America Washing ton was laid down where a few fresh ly cleared farms were hemmed in by wooded hills. In India New Delhi is being built on ground whera cities have risen and pasaed away through tha centuries, and about which are'sit uated beautiful and striking monu ments of one of the world's most pow erful empires. Tha 8port of Kings. Tennis wax .ever a distinguished sport. It has b&n favored by the no bility. - In the recent tournament at Cannes the king of Sweden and tha ox-klng of Portugal handled thalr rack ets with skill and dexterity in mixed doubles with Mile. Lenglen and Mrs. Bemtsh for partners.' Mile. Lenglen and King Manuel won the first set from Mrs. Beinlsh and the king of Swe den; in the second King Manuel and Mrs. Bemlsh were defeated by Mile. Lenglen and the king of Sweden. Thus honora were even In that each king had a victory, though Mrs. Bemlsh wus twice defeated.—Petit Parteien. » Ships Long In Service. The vessels of past centuries hud a career which seems to ua modems like the longevity of the patriarchs. The Princess Mary, which brought William of Orange to England, was In active service for more than 200 years. She was seventy-two years old when ahe arrived with the Dubch troop» in Torbay. Under the name of Betsy Calms she continued her labors after her two hundredth birthday In the transport trade between Britain and the West Indie*, foundering at last off the English coast at the venerable age of two hundred and fifty years. a Servants of the People. "I want to serve my country." "A. praiseworthy ambition!" com mented Senator Sorghum. "But you want to bear this In mind. A coun try Is likely to be tremendously fault finding about the service and not a bit liberal when It comes to tips." KNEW NOTHING OF COMFORT citirens of the Middle Ages Lived In ./hat Today Would Properly Be Called Pigstyea. In following the evolution of homes from those of ancient times to those of the Middle ages we are forced to the conviction that In this, as In other mutters of culture, there was s decid ed retrograde movement. The medie val home certainly left much to be de aired both in the way of art and com fort Despite this fact A la regarded by many as the ideal house, and. In deed, is the starting point of our own present system. The truth Is, that in the face of the showy effect of the knight's retinue, of bis feasts and banqueta and the richly adorned apparel of the lords and la dies; despite the spacious halls and colossul edifices, we are constrained to believe that Ufe In the homes of those days waa nothing less then de plorable. Apparently there la ample reason for belief that the home In Its arrange ment waa barely habltaMe and that Ita ornamental furniture waa not espe cially artistic. It tends to take away much of the studied romance of those times when w# consider that in the halls of tha Anglo-Saxons and other Germanic tribes the people oftentimes slept upon tho same benches where they previ ously had eaten. In cold weather they gathered around a fire kindled upon a hearth in the middle of the baronial ball, where for want of a chimney the smoke filled tha room until It finally escaped through accidental holes In the roof or through open doors and win dows.—Exchange. of ef GENERAL BLACKSMITHING be of ' Plow work a specialty. A1 Baugh at Bloors 4 L. Barbeau 1 a EXPERT HORSESHOER < > as by by by is Located in New Shop Next to Jo© Sorrow's _■ No more waiting—All work Guaranteed. Come and see U 9 Im ON r. no at tha set and wus MY ♦ TO » uiutffti F. W. Miller's a In in the and off age Boot and Shoe Garage Orangeville, Idaho I've walked all over the streets of this town until I'm darned near ruined. ''But my owner is going to take good oare of me, I know. < t For he's On his way to Miller's Shoe Repair Shop, and ha means I'll have a good stout sole in place of the worn ont affair I have now". 4 4 you a Harness and Saddle Repairing Also taken care of at this «hop F. W. 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