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Established July 1 UK Ai • Daily Newspaper,
by Jem a Wheeler
J■ M. STEIN .. Publisher
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also the local news published herein.
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nea* that's fit to print honestly and fairly to all. unbiased
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Monday, August 5, 1935
Simple Reform Meant Wide
Social Change
Pew reforms in this modern world can stand by
themselves. Nearly all of them are interlocked with
the social structure as a whole, and if you undertake
to set one minor matter right you are apt to find
yourself committed to making a sweeping change
in the entire set-up.
For example: Dr. David Snedden. professor of edu
cation at Teachers’ College. Columbia University,
discussed the education of small children before a
summer school class in New York the other night.
His point was that sending a child to school or
kindergarten at too early an age puts the child in
an unnatural environment and is apt to do more
harm than good It would be preferable, he said, to
keep a child at home until it is 9 to 10 years old.
Then he went on to describe what he conceived as
the ideal “school'’ for & child. There should be a
normal household, he said, with a roomy back yard,
flanked by similar yards in which the child and his
playmates could come together.
All of this, he added, should be under “the sym
pathetic oversight of mothers who are not gainfully
employed but are free to give their entire time to
the vocation of home-making, including its most
Important division of child rearing”
Now all of this sounds very nice indeed, and there
will be few to disagree with the good sense of the
prescription. But try, just for a moment, to Imagine
the sweeping changes that would have to be made
in our social habits to provide this setting for the
average child.
First we must have a comfortable house with a
roomy yard. This, at one fell swoop, does away with
those massed city Mocks of apartment houses,
"duplexes ’ and little cubby-hole dwellings with ten
by-seven back yards. It would mean rebuilding a
good half of every city, and raising the economic sta
tus of a sizable percentage of our entire population—
for some millions of people fail to provide roomy
back yards for their children for the simple reason
that they can t afford it.
Then there is the demand that the mother be a
full-time housewife, with no outside job to take up
her time; and this, in turn, would call for another
revolution We have several million women gain
fully employed in trade and industry, a great many
of them mothers; and most of them work not be
cause they like to but because they have to, to keep
the family going.
If we are to fill this prescription, the annual in
come of innumerable families will have to be boost
ed—and thousands of men will have to learn how to
become milliners, beauty shop operators, typists and
heaven knows what else.
All of this is just a sample of the way things inter
lock in this modern world. Here we have an edu
cator telling what we ought to give our children. To
do it we would have to have an entirely different
kind of society.
The American is rather given to sentimentality by
day and likes something that is fairly hard-boiled at
night, — Sir Cedric Hardwicke. English actor.
Money Madness
> Few human quirks are more peculiar than the ir
rational lust to hoard money which occasionally
sweeps over a person.
A New Jersey steamboat man named Charles Ben
son can testify to this. Every week for the last 30
years, it seems, Benson dutifully turned his pay en
velope over to his wife, and thereafter saw it no
more. Money for household expenses was doled out.
but the bulk of his pay was put away somewhere for
safe keeping.
After 20 years of this. Benson finally went to
court and got a receiver appointed to administer and
conserve the family finances. Armed with a court
order, the receiver came and searched the house—
and found that In the 20 years Mrs. Benson had
managed to hoard no less than $18,600, all of which
was secreted In an old trunk.
The money has been safely banked, now. The
Bensons undeniably have a tidy little nest egg laid
away for their old age. Yet there Is something al
most frightening about the intensity of purpose
which can lead a person to add dollar to dollar, over
two decades, to an extent like that.
Irritation of a Mole
May Cause Cancer
UM«t, Josraal of the American Medical Association,
and of ilygeia the Health MaiatiM
An expert, who has examined the bodies of thous
ands of persons after death, estimates that there are
six moles to each human being.
There are probably few, If any. people who carry no
moles on their bodies from birth throughout life.
The chances that a mole will become a cancer and
cause death are, therefore many thousands to one.
However, there are cases on record in which moles
have suddenly developed malignant characteristics,
have begun to grow rapidly and acted like cancers to
such an extent that they destroyed life when they re
ceived chronic irritation.
For example, a mole, on the neck may be rubbed
repeatedly by a collar; a mole near the waist in
women may be constantly irritated by a girdle; moles
on the inner side of the thigh or on the rectum may
be Irritated by the usual physiological requirements
of human beings.
• • •
Therefore, a mole in such a location should be
guarded and examined occasionally to see whether it
is suffering from irritation.
The signs which indicate that a mole may be likely
to cause trouble are bleeding, increase in size, sud
den Increase of prominence above the surface of the
skin, and enlargement of glands in the vicinity of the
mole. Of course, bleeding from any portion of the
body is a dangerous sign and should be investigated
as to its cause.
If a mole is situated in any part of the body where
it is likely to be irritated, and if it shows the slight
est signs of Irritation, it is not well to “let it slide”
or to treat it by ineffective methods.
The removal of a mole is a very simple matter. The
surgeon may cut it out under a local anesthetic, tak
ing away all of the tissue down to the fat under the
skin, and making certain by examination under a
microscope after the male has been removed that
it does not have the characteristics of cancer.
Many people who try to treat themselves when
they discover irritation or bleeding in a mole, will ap
ply a caustic of some sort or an irritating antiseptic,
with the result that the mole is stimulated
to growth Instead of being brought under control.
Schmeling is interested in dough and only dough.
He will fight where the most money is likely to be.
—Joe Jacobs. Schmeling’s manager.
Nations, as well as individuals, must mix to pros
per and mix with mutual regard and helpfulness. —
Josephus Daniels. U. S. Ambassador to Mexico.
All I want to do is to get away from a telephone for
a while. I almost have cauliflower ears listening to
them. — Postmaster James A. Farley.
The distressed masses who do not quite realize
what are the causes of our suffering must be better
informed. — William E. Dodd, U. S ambassador to
This is all the kids for me. No. sir. I don’t want
any more. I’ve done my share.— Mrs. Mary Halvor
son, Jonesville, Wis., mother of 17.
He (Roosevelt) is the Great Uncertainty. — Amos
R E. Pinchot. noted liberal.
By R. J Scott
Production of aoTo
mob\le> in The united
1929, WHEN
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Behind the
Capital and world gossip^ mnn
and personal! ti ee, in and oot at
the news, written by a group at
(wrlM and informed newspaper
men at Washington and New York.
This column Is published by The
Herald aa a news feature. Opinions
expressed are those of the writers as
individuals and should not be in
terpreted as reflecting the editorial
policy at this newspaper.
By Bay Tucker
Backfire — The administration
has grown noticeably colder to the
silver bloc in recent days, although
it couches Its refusal to boost the
price In courteous notes and dis
arming words.
But now President Roosevelt and
Secretary Morgenthau have new al
lies in resisting the silverltes’ pres
sure. Almost 30,000 silversmiths and
retailers have launched a campaign
against price rises, which, they say,
are ruining their trade. The high
est price they can stand is sixty
cents an ounce. They make the
point that a higher figure will cause
wide unemployment .
Senator Walsh of Massachusetts
has become their spokesman. He is
quietly assembling an anti-silver
bloc which may exceed the silverites
in numbers and prestige. The pres
ence of too many would-be leaders
in Ihe pro-silver group — Pittman
of Nevada. K/.ig of Utah and
Adams of Colorado — is nullifying
the drive for the top figure of 11.29
1936 — If you can trust a confi
dential exchange of political views
proffered at an impromptu get
together of democratic veterans.
President Roosevelt must look to the
South. Middle West and West for an
electoral majority next year. That
is. on the basis of current sentiment
toward the New Deal in conserva
tive eastern territory.
Ex-Governor Ely of Massachusetts
said that Mas&achusets was lost to
the democrats, and he doubted that
any New England state would vote
for the president. Senator Copeland
insisted that New York would fall
into the republican column. Penn
sylvania was handed over to the
GOP. despite Parley-Guffey wooing.
Senator Tydings offered no hope
of saving Maryland, and Senator
Neely said the same of West Vir
ginia. Governor Moore didn't give
the president a chance in New Jer
sey. And Delaware went for Her
bert Hoover in the 1932 landslide.
The democratic estimate exceeds
the expectations of the most enthus
iastic republicans. It is not given
as authentic gospel, for mo6t of these
democrats are anti-Roosevelt at
heart. Other democrats challenge
their prognostications. But nobody
at democratic headquarters laughs
off this bad news.
• • ft
Superman — President Roosevelt
is quietly reorganizing the Depart
ment of Justice, which needs win
ning lawyers as flowers need the
sunshine. The D of J has won only
one important suit — the gold case
—and that was a setup.
Solicitor General Stanley Reed
was the first addition, taking the
place of J. Crawford Biggs after
the supreme court openly expressed
its doubt of the latter's legal talents.
Next Mr. Roosevelt placed the able
John Dickinson in charge of the
anti-trust division. Now the presi
dent wants to draft J Barrett Pret
ty man. a tax expert, to defend the ,
government against processors’ ac
tions for recovery of processing
The post of assistant to the attor
ney general is still vacant. A first- ‘
clas-s lawyer there v. \ !d round out
the I’^gal force which must try to
save the New Deal before the high
court next year. It has been givn ;
to a political lawyer in the pasv
md the duti's In- e largely concer »
!'d patrcjia'je matters. But now th3
'resident is looking for a legal sup.
• • •
Stopped — S?~ *r Bankhead of
'’abema has re •'*1 Henry Wallace
'or all the favors the cabinet mem- i
er has done him. Originally hos
tile to the Bankhead cotton act,
Mr Wallace accepted it after the
"Senator demonstrated that the
- rowers favored it. In other ways
the D of A has given the Alabama
man a lift.
Mr. Wallace needs friends in the
senate. Harold Ickes has his eye
on several bureaus in the Depart- i
ment of Agriculture. He wants!
them shifted to his department.
Desn;te AAA-er*s protests, h^ suc
ceeded in piloting his bill through I
the Frh’ic Lands Committee, which
renrr ed unanimously in favor of it.
It grt as far as the senate calen
dar without any adverse publicity.
The senate was droning along
when it was called up for passage.
Mcst of the bills under considera
tion th-t day were private affairs,
and sr-'e/'vs were letting them go
throrrh without opposition. "Sen
atrrr* courtesy" was the spirit oi
th** henr. But when Ickes bill wa*
caPpd Mr. Bankhead rose up and
prevented its pa'-eege. That prob
ably killed it lor tu,s session.
• • •
Exast—Herr Hitler would have got
an Inside tip on the Roosevelt ad
ministration's real attitude toward
his purges and persecutions if he
had been present at a comical cere
Sally s Sallies
There are two tides to every queslioo,
IwthldliAirh ■■■ «fa— ■■tiwhr WTOOf.
Jo* •( fc«
Lake. Jw__
q Barrel with BRET PAUL ••
ah** aha to ragafrf. *• kmfca
ERL a aekaal aeaaatataaee arka
la toalaaa a* aapalaritr
tean ta the
tails ha* ha
hat ta Marry
Ha a see ta Hell;wiaA
ta ratara saaa.
Brat Pa ml
aa the Ufa i_
Harsh takas Aa ta
asarby taeara Ha tails
easel to ta re tars saea
part at a stotlaa aletaxe la
•lata* at Oast Laks
ast that
SILAS ORANN’S company from
the Atlas Picture* Corporation,
on* of tl>* ‘'big six'* organisations
of Hollywood, arrived at Croatj
Lake just two weeks after Jo and !
Marsh bad discussed the coming of
the actors and actresses over Mrs
Bowens delectable tried chicken.
Pragonet was not with the first
contingent He had private Dual
aess to attend to In Hollywood.
Silas Drann explained, and there
vas no reason for him to appear
mtll all the necessary preparations
xere made Jo Darien could not
telp but wonder If Pragonet‘a “prl
rate business" had to do with his
reparation from bis wife but she
was secretly glad tbat her meeting
with the movie star was to be post
poned for s while
However. Pragonet bad obviously
told Drann abont her. for when
Douglas Marsh Introduced them
he huge, beet is-browed director
was Interested at once “Oh. yes
. ." be said, in the faintest of
foreign accents. “Jo Darien. I
snow ... I know." Just what he
knew be did not say. but Jo had
the uncomfortable feeling that bis
deep-set eyes could look quite
through her.
With Drann were other princi
pals—Lolita Montes, the leading
lady, s tall ornnet who was as
slender as any woman Jo bad aver
seen. Jo bad watched her on the
screen and bad not realised that
the heartiest motion picture cam
era adds at least IS or SO pounds
to the performer’s weight No won
der actresses bad to watch their
diets! Then there was Jarvis
Maurice. s new English actor who
bad Inst signed s contract with
Atlas after successful stage work
In London. The third of the prin
cl pal* was Johnny Barley, the
comedian who bad saved many a
bad picture from utter tailor*. Bar
ley was a short sad-faced little
man who. off the screen, was any
thing but comical.
Most of Drann’s company was
composed of cameramen, sound
technicians, script clerks—and even
carpenters. Por several sets bad
to be bnllt before the actual “shoot
tag” began. The principals stayed
at the Inn. and the others Marsh
assigned to the cottages.
• • •
INSTANTLY the lake became a
*■ hive of activity and the sound
of hammer and saw echoed and re
echoed. The guests, tar from re
•enting the Intrusion of the Holly
wood workers, welcomed the diver
sioa. They were an eager partici
pants when Drum would allow ft
and they wars always willing ob
*1 really haven't any ess tor a
hostess now.” Marsh told Jo humor
onsty. “Drann and his crew of
ants are keeping everyone enter
talned In line fashion!”
While Drann drove his tech
nicians without mercy, the princi
pals were seldom seen. Lolita Mon
tes had gone to her room upon her
arrival and had hardly been visible
slnoa The Englishman arose be
fore dawn each morning and
tramped In the woods alone, re
turning for a late dinner la his
room after dark. Occasionally Jo
and Tubby caught a glimpse of
Johnny Barley stalking about the
buildings morosely. Usually he ear
ried with him the faint aroma of
Til never be able to believe that
man Is funny again.” Tubby told
Jo. But what Tubby worried about
mostly was Lolita Montes's ab
sence. ”Why docent she show her
self once In a while? Is she high
hat. or what?”
Jo laughed. ”1 suppose she gats
tired of showing herself. Tubby.
Think of being magnified and mul
tiplied for thousands of cities all
over the world Wouldn't pom tike
to feel you were alone once la a
“Well.” retorted Tubby. Tm
magnified, even If I’m not multi
plied and l don’t mind being
But Tubby got her reward at
last, for one night at dinner she re
ceived a compliment from Silas
Drann. perhaps the greatest me
tlon picture director in Bollywood
She and Jo bad come Into the din
ing room late, after a bard game
of tennis, and were the only ones
there. While they were ordering
dinner Silas Drann walked In. bis
hair still awry from the day's work,
bis cravatless shirt open at the
throat and his golf trousers stained
with pitch.
“Ah . . .” be said, bowing low.
T should like to Join you young
“We’d be delighted." Jo said, and
Tubby could only stare.
m m m
CHE stared a good deal during the
^ dinner, when Anally, with alarm
ing suddenner*1 Orann turned to
her. “1 bare noticed yotf Miss
Darts, more than once. and I
want to pay yon a compliment."
“Y-yea?" stammered Tabby.
"Tee." repeated Drann with
force. "I want to congratulate yon
for allowing yourself to grow as a
woman should In the motion plo
tures all 1 see are skinny women
Bahr He Aung his hand upward
**I get sick of skinny women* After
all. I am a European, and I Uke a
woman one can see and get bold
off" He looked at Tubby fiercely
“Do you understand?”
Tubby nodded nervously “Tee.
Mr Drann ..." •
When the dinner was over, and
Drann. after a clgaret. bad excused
himself and stomped up to bis
room. Tubby beared a great sigh
At sight of Tubby's relief, and re
membering her wideeyed tearful
astonishment at Drann's speech. Jo
was beside herself with amusement
•*Oh. Tubby—If only you could
hare aeen yourself!" Jo eiied.
“Imagine his nerve He Ukea a
woman be can see and get bold of!
I’d like to hare him try to get bold
of me!" Tubby told Jo Impetuously.
"Would you. really? Maybe he
win.1* laughed Jo.
Tabby glared at her. "Do yon
suppose bo's roally like that all
the time, or la bo Juat poalngl
They My yoo have to act craxy to
bold a Job la Bollywood. He ought
to hold his a long time!”
They left the dialog room aad
strolled out oa the veranda
“There’s something res been dying
to ask yon." Tabby Mid at last
"Remember the time we were go
tag to have a game of tennia and
Douglas Marsh called yon for a
conference after he got back from
that banting trip?"
"Tee. Tubby."
"Well, that was a mighty long
conference If you’ll pardon my
being excessively snoopy, you got
back that night about II. Of course
Chef's all right—but you've been
mighty quiet about It ever since."
Jo laughed. "Well, there wasn’t
much to report, except that I didn’t
Iom mv Job."
T noticed that,” Mid Tubby
meaningly. "And I’ve also noticed
that Marsh hasn’t been nearly sr
attentive to Babe Montgomery
since that time.”
"Toe ought to be a detective
Tubby, rm afraid that Mr. Marsh’s
attitude toward Babs. If It’s really
changed at all. hasn’t been affected
by the night you mention.”
• • •
HTUBBT nodded. "All right But
I’m not blind He’s been as coo)
ae a cucumber about Baba and sbf
hasn’t liked It She’s been giving
Bret Paul a rush apparently lust
to see If she can stir Marsh a lit
tie, but be won’t stir.”
"1 think you’ve got things wrong
Tubby. Babe always liked Bret
You know that"
*8ura But don't ever drean
she’d pass up a chance to Join th*
Montgomery noney with the Marsh
money. That would make quite a
pile of dough, you know."
"I suppose It would.” Jo said
wishing Tubby would stop her per
ststent probing. "Wbat do you say
we take one of the motorboat*
out? There’s a moon, and It should
be nice on the lake tonight?"
"Not me. It’s too darned chilly
even If It Is almost August I’m
going to curl up In the lobby with
a book—and maybe I’ll get a
glimpse of Lolita."
"Well. I think III walk down by
the lake anyway. Tubby."
“Jo . . . you’re oot angry be
cause I’m such a snoopy cuss?"
Jo laughed. “Of course not
Tubby Only, you’re really wrong
about Douglas Marsh."
“That’s what yoo my. ’Bye.’
Tubby turned Into the Inn for bet
possible — but oot probable—
glimpse of the glamorous Lolita
Alone, Jo walked slowly down
the lake path. Contrary to Tubby’s
remark, the night was oot at all
chilly. Amusedly Jo told berselt
that Tubby probably wanted ber tc
be alone, believing she was nalt
planning to encounter Douglas
Marsh. Tubby was thr grandest
person In the world when you were
In trouble; but at other times sbf
was likely to be lust the least bit
difficult Of course she was wrong
about Marsh—and yet what shf
had said about him and Babs Mont
gomery was true.
“Hello . . . Jo!"
3 tart led. she turned on the path
to sm a figure In the shadows be
hind ber. 8be did not recognise
the voice at once, and she won
dered for a moment who the man
oould be.
(To Be Oow tin wed)
, Jo*H AhlMSKUU.
last quarter to get
mony recently staked In Washing
Fresh from his refusal to license
a German masseur because of Nazi
attacks on the Jews. Mayor La
Guardia of New York entered the
office of an extremely high official
here. The mayor stopped dead on
the threshold, clicked his heels and
raised his arm in the Hitler salute.
‘Heil!" he shouted. The extreme
ly high official shook with laugh
The senate department Is trying
to duck formal action on the Ger
man government's complaints. It
will express • regrets'’ over the Bre
men incident, but that will be a con.
cession to diplomatic courtesy. In
official quaiVrs there is no sym
pathy for Hitler’s conduct. There is
no desire to alienate a vast portion
of the electorate by kowtowing to
him. He will get his pound of dip
lomatic flesh — and no more.
• • •
Success — “Don o'” Mac Arthur Is
too snappy a soldier to disobey a
command of the Commander-m
Chief of the Army and Navy. But
the chief of staff has not repri
manded his recruiting officers for
their sly scheme of getting around
President Roosevelt's order that
they mdst not shanghai CCC pros
General MacArthur’s aides fear
ed at first that they could not re
cruit the additional 47.000 men al
lowed the army because of rival CCC
offers. The boys get $30 a month
as woodsmen and only $21 a month
as doughboys. But any clever re
cruiting officer will explain to an
applicant that the CCC-ers must
send $25 a month home, whereas
a soldier can spend every dollar he 1
earns — on lollipops.
The sales talk is worklig. Sol
diers are signing up at the rate of
2,500 a week — faster than quarter
master and medical officers can
handle them. They are •'Ameri
ca's war babies.” Maxim enlistment
age is 21 years, meaning that many
of them were bom in the shell
shocked months when the Germans
swept through Belgium in 1914.
• • •
Notes — Federal G-men are to be
trained in jiu-jitsu . . . Insiders say
the administration is sore over
Ltivihoff's failure to keep the pledge i
against harboring Communist pro
pagandists who stir up strikes in
the U. S. . . . Commonwealth &
Southern is to be hauled over the
lobby committee coals . . . The sen- ’
ate finance committee is fushing
testimony on the tax bill without
waiting for house action — adjourn
ment by August 20 is the aim.
The “sky movie” machine invent
ed by Dr. Mannheimer, German en
gineer. has been successfully tested
over Berlin. It projects moving pic
tures against clouds.
The Cascade range running
through Washington and Oregon
from the Canadian border to Cali
fornia has 16 majcr snow-or-glacier
l clad peaks.
As late as 1900. English rustics
caught rain water falling on Oscen
sion Day. The water was bcttled and
used in each bread leavening to in
sure “light" bread.
_____........ — -
I Today’s
August Sft
I667r 7artuPe, by
Moliere, first pre
l$S0'6uy de Mau
pdisant, French
author, born
I$h7 President John
son requests, Secre
tary Stanton to
Party contention
opens at Ch
(By Th« Associated Press)
Head On
was better than six to catch a
chicken thief suspect.
A man passed Patrolman Me
Claskey carrying a bag. The pa
trolman heard a squawk. He inves
tigated. found six chickens with
theirs heads chopped off. one with
the head still on, and squawking
about It.
Cragry Pal
Fames Pasborg's family pet—an
eagle—prefers to play about with
the Pasborg dog to soaring in and
cut of the clouds.
Pasborg captured the eagle as
a tiny “ball of feathers”—in the
nest, but it now measures six feet
wing spread. It is unfettered,
but shows no desire to leave its
man—supplied diet of fish and ra\y
Maybe Tt’a Worth It!
RACINE. Wis.—It coot Henry
Nuremberger, county courthouse
engineer. $21. to see Dolores John
son crowned bathing beauty queen
at North Monday.
While Nuremberger was absorb
ed In the contest, pickpocket re
lieved him of his wallet contain
ing the $21. _
While the utilities have been urg
ing people to use more light, their
own executives. It appears, have been
doing lots of work In the dark.
Washington scientists have devised
a machine that measures the
strength of rays that cause sunburn.
It's a little more accurate than a
slap on the be^k
Anti-Long officials in New Orleans
are resigning. That’s an easy way
out for them. But look at the citi
zens who would like to resign and
Congressmen have raised their
mileage to 20 cents a mile. They
shoi!d have it. if only to get them
back home sooner.
Mussolini, it seems, is intent on
d' tilling the Abyssinlans. even if
he has to kill them all off.
• • •
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reau. Frederic J. Has km, Director,
Washington, D. C. Pleas* eneloa*i
three <3) cents for reply
Q. How many pounds of dynamite
were nsed in the construction of
Boulder Dam? S. H.
A. The contractors used 8 551,300
pounds of dynamite, 915,000 feet of
fuse, and 1,139.500 exploders.
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Q !■ golf a popular gamo in Ger
many? D. E. R.
A. Germany has about 40 goU
clubs to Great Brltains 2000 dubs
and courses and the United States*
5600. There is now a movement to
popularize the game In Germany.
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Q. How many eggs does ihe aver
age American eat in a year? F. 8.
A. The number fluctuates from
year to year from 17 dozen to 23
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Q What are the ingredients of
Seldlitz Powders? A. S.
A. They are composed of 120
grains of tartrate of soda and pot
ash and 40 grains of bicarbonate of
soda reduced to powder, mixed and
euclosed in a blue paper, and 38
grains of powdered trataric acid in
a white paper.
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Q. What is the Inscription over
Shakespeare's grave? A. D.
A. The following lines are in
scribed on the slab which marks
the spot: Good Friend for Iesus
take forbeare. To digge the dust
enclosed heare; Bleste be the man
that spares thes stones. And curst
be he that moves my bones.
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Q. How m&nT people have radio*
in Canada. W. L.
A. Last year 812.335 radio license*
were issued. It is believed that thi*
year will see a considerable increase
in the number.
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Q. What is the origin of the words,
cow and ball? E. F.
A The words are probably imita
tive the root idea of bull being a
suggestion of its bellowing; while
cow. which in early English and
Scotch, is pronounced coo—is lmit
rtive of the lowing call to the calf.
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Q. Are the original pewa in Old
Swedes Church in Philadelphia? R.
A They were removed some
years ago and new ones substituted.
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Q. Which melts faster. Ice cream
ui sherbet? E. P.
A If equal quantities of sherbet
and ice cream were exposed to
ordinary room temperature, the sher
bet would melt faster than the ice
ice cream. This is because it ha*
lf» body than ice cream. Ices melt
faster than sherbet for the same
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Q. Who said. "Women’s hell is
old age”? R. K.
A. Francois de la Rochefoucald.
the greatest of French epigram
matists. made this remark to Ninon
de L'Enclos.
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Q What is the distance between
(he George Washington Bridge and
the Hudson River? H. J. W.
A. The clearance beneath th*
lower deck of the George Washing
tort Bridge at New York Tower is
lf»5 feet. The clearance beneath the
lower deck at center is 213 feet.
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Q. Please give the particulars of
the Sims Case. F. R.
A In April. 1851. a Negro. Thomas
Elms, arrested in Boston, was
claimed by James Porter, of Georgia,
cs his slave. Counsel tried in vain
to deliver him from the custody of
the United States Marshal, and the
case caused prominent abolltlonl«ta
to denounce the Fugitive Slave Law
of 1850 Sims was at length sent to
Shvannah. where he was sold to a
brick-mason at Vicksburg. He es
caped during the siege of that place
to the Federals (1863> and became
in 1877 a government messenger at
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Q. What b meant by the nine
points of the law? V G.
A They have been given as: (1>
A good deal of money: (2) a good
deal of patience: f3) a good cause:
(f» a good lawyer: (?) a good
counsel; (6) good witnesses: (T> a
pood jury: (8> a good judge: and
<9> good luck.
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Q. When were diamonds first
found in South Africa? R. S.
A In 1886 when a child picked
ud a stone which proved to be a
diamond weighing 21H carats. It
was sold in the rough for 82500
Q For what was Sarah Andrew*
Spencer famous? F. T.
A She was a woman suffragist
0837-1909), who. in 1871. with other
women, unsuccessfully attempted to
register and vote. Afterward she
brought suit, the Supreme Court of
the United States deciding In 1874
tha' women had not the right with
out local legislation.
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Q. Where did Judo Garv receive
life education, and when was he a
judge? G..4.H
A He was educated at Wheaton
College and the University of Chi
cago. and was admitted to the bar.
He was county judge of Du Page
Countv for two terms.
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