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THE CELINA DEMOCRAT, CEUNA, OHIO
TEMPORARY QUARTERS FOR WAR WORKERS
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Christian world uu Christ
iniis day. To mothers,
wives, sweethearts, who
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have lost sons, husbands,
losers. In i ho world madness, tUirlst
mus bolls will sound us lmrsh, motnl
Ho clangor, crystallizing sadness and
despair. Perhaps the women whoso
Hun iiro In the armies will receive In
tho music from the chiireli lowers mes
sages of hope uud Inspiration.
I'.ut speaking metaphorically, how
the Vuletido bells ring and Just whoa
they ring, who ring's thoui and bow
long, are matters of national tasto
that will seem queer to you If while
you happen to be roysiering in Spain,
you think of Sweden kneeling In sol
emnity; or In England eating your way
through Christmas day, you consider
tho Russians chanting the myths of
the Goddess of the Sun, or in Italy
listening to the children reciting their
godly pieces in the streets, you remem
ber Now York and its theaters with
"special Christmas performances."
Christmas in England never has re
gained tho measure of pure revelry It
iield before the reformation. Only the
remnants of those hearty times when
the land was glutted with epicurean
Tichnes.s tire wh.it are left for old
England today, but these are enough
to make the celebration distinct iu its
ponderosity. Wherever Christmas Is
found in the British isles there Is a
plum pudding, that, heaviest of edibles
that seems to Improve in taste with
every pound tipped off on the scales.
In Ireland they accompany u gen
erous slice with long drinks of what
they call "lamb's-wool," made by bruis
ing roasted apples mixed with ale or
milk. If food and drink are the great
er parts of jollity, there are no mer
rier Christmases in the land than those
in England. Uut there is little Christ
mas lore and superstition. Now and
then you will hour some old lireside
crony drone away about the bad con
sequences of a red and dusky New
Year's day, or peer out anxiously for
the first visitor, whose sex determines
good or ill luck during the coming
year. The authors have put into
rhyme just what you would do if you
were passing your Christmas day with
the British :
At Christmas time wo deck the hall
With holly branches bravo and tall.
With sturdy pine and hemlock bright.
And In the Yulo-los's dancing liht
We tell old tales of field and light I
At Christmas time.
At Christmas time we pile the board
With flesh and fruit and vintage
stored.
And 'mid the lauphter and the glow
We tread a measure soft and slow.
And kiss beneath the mistletoe
At Christmas time.
Germany has no long years of riot
ous Christmases to look back upon.
There is no country in peace times
where the celebration Is more whole
somely merry than in Germany. The
Germans begin a week before Christ
mas day to bryig In evergreens of all
sizes which tlu'y pile up in the public
squares of tho cities and towns until
these look li;e forests of pines and
hemlocks. N t one tree, but two, each
German family must have and those too
poor to buy them are assisted by those
who have plenty. St. Nicholas Is the
old fellow at the bottom of this .sea
sonal merriment. On the eve of St.
Nicholas day, December 0, Uie Christ
mas festival begins. That is tho day
when the German children behave!
For a man who is good at keeping
secrets impersonates the saint and
goes around inquiring how the chil
dren have acted during the year. He
carries a bundle of birch switches
with him and leaves them in the homes
where he thinks they may be needed.
The day before Christinas in Ger
many (peace time Germany, remem
ber) the mothers trim the bouse from
top to bottom with strings of hard
frosted Christinas cakes and railing
greens. When it comes to trimming
the Christmas trees themselves, then
you may play out in the yard, take a
walk, or get out of the way some
where, for this is secret business be
tween mothers and Kris Kringle. On
Sky Signs in London.
The failure of tho siren to rise
above the "roar of London" has caused
the authorities to experiment, with sky
signs. Once before; the government
experienced n difficulty in warning
London Of the approach of an enemy.
At the time when Napoleon threatened
England with invasion elaborate prep
irations were made to cut the main
roads leading to London. The warn
ing for the City Eencibles to proceed
with these operations was to be given
from the coast the moment the French
& Heartfelt California Tribute.
I have paid numerous tributes to
the army mule, writes a contributor in
the San" Diego Union, and right here
I am going to give him further praise.
When a horse is shot in battle his mate
snorts and plunges and becomes un
manageable, but when a mule's mate is
shot he quietly waits for them to bring
on another mule.
Corea's Iron Ore.
The output of Iron ore In Corea In
tB18 snymated to 245,418 tons.
tables under the trees are Hie gilts,
surprising gills they would seem to
some a soap-nse, an artiliclal llower,
knitted lace, a Christmas cake, or a
sausage- or cheese. Most of them have
verses attached, written in curious me
ler. Not until six o'clock in the eve
ning are the doors open for the fes
tivity of the trees. Tonight the horses
and cows of the German farmers have
peculiar gifts. It is said that the cat
tle kneel on Christmas eve and say
a few animal prayers. It is a very
great slu to listen to their conversa
tion, else it would be recorded here.
If reindeer could talk on Christmas
eve. the ones that pull the lannly
sleighs of the Lapps of Laplaud, what
wouldn't they tell of long journeys over
ice and snow for days before Christ
mas in order to have their masters
and the children at church on Christ
mas morning! Miles over the snow
come the people of the North to hear
... cmiilbir monotoned message ot
tho birth of the Christchild from the r
pastors. There is no lightness in this
ceremonv, nor any gin for tUo a
dren, nor gay music. The tent or hut
homes are lilled with guests for the
Christmas holidays, so full that there
is no room for evergreens or candles.
Thev take their Christmas with faces
as solemn as mummies and make the
attendant ceremonies as unjoyful as
possible. Marriages are performed dur
ing the season, children are sent to
school for a few weeks, babies are
christened, the dead are buried, and
liquor is sent around with lavishness.
This is Christinas for the Lapps. W ho
will change with them?
Norway ouislde of Lapland has a
more joyous time of it. Norwegian
children have Christmas trees and lit
tle gifts that are hidden in out-of-the-wav
corners for them to find. Every
laid iu Norway must know of an ap
proaching Christmas, for the boys and
girls tie oats and corn on the trees,
the fences, the tops of houses and
barns, and on high poles they erect in
their yards so that the birds may feast
with them. What a chattering there
must be in Norway on Christmas morn-
111!!
After n dav of leasting auu
church services, little boys with white
mantles and star-shaped lanterns, car
rvlng dolls to represent the Virgin
Marv and the Christchild, sing carols
in ihe homes. Strolling musicians
serenade at twilight.
To be clean for Christmas is the
problem that haunts the Swedish
housewife. For days she scours and
scrubs and washes. Not a piece of
trimming or furniture is left unpol
ished. All dirt is sinful, and must not
be tolerated at this holy season. While
the cleaning is going on. there is the
baking of Christmas breads, ring
shaped, that must dry under the
beams for a week or two, and the
brewing of spiced drinks. A wine that
the Swedish women make with ul
monds and spices is an aromatic quaff
with a holiday smell. Never can there
be a proper Christmas in Sweden with
out home-made cheeses, especially the
sweet ones made of boiled sweet milk
and molded fantastically. Santa Claus
appears in person to Swedish children
and distributes his sled of gifts. When
he has disappeared as mysteriously as
he came, they join hands and sing
Christinas jingles until they work up
a fine appetite for Christmas mush,
an Indispensable sweet rice boiled a
long time in milk with cinnamon and
sugar, with blanched almonds for fla
vor, to be eaten with cream. Christ
mas fish in Sweden lias the same share
of respectability that rare roast beef
has In England. It is buried for days
in wood ashes, then boiled and served
with hot milk. Sled parties of forty
or fifty sleds each go to church on
Christmas morning, with the ringing
of long rows of sleigh bells nnd festive
trappings. The day Itself Is one of
peace and quiet. But on the next day
the fun begins, nnd continues until all
their four holidays are over Christ
mas, tlie day after, the twelfch day,
and the twentieth. The ceremony of
untrimming the tree is ns much of a
frolic as its decoration. There are no
house greens to take down, because
this is their sign of mourning, but
there are flowers if they tan be ob
tained. transports were sighted. Various
moans of communicating the warning
were tried, and in the end It was de
cided that beacons should be used by
night and smoke clouds by day. Many
false alarms were given, but though
Napoleon's troops were on the point
of embarking on more than one occa
sion they never left Boulogne. Dun
dee Ads-ertiser.
Cowhide Horseshoes.
Horseshoes of cowhide are, it
said, made in Australia.
Is
Name Trees for Hlndenburg.
Among other rites on Hindenburg's
seventieth birthday was the planting
In all parts of Germany of trees named
after hlra. This follows the precedent
of planting "Bismarck oaks," which
flourish by hundreds In various dis
tricts. The newspapers mentioned in
touching accents, says a correspondent,
that many patriots planted fruit trees
for Hlndenburg instead of oaks, Intend
ing that In the years to come on Oc
tober 2 Httle children will gather and
receive rations of apples, pears, and
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Christmas turkeys In Denmark are
geese that share honors at the Christ
mas feast with a special kind of cake.
The salt-cellar remains on the table
throughout Yuletide just to uphold
tradition. At midnight on Christmas
eve those who have fruit trees take
lanterns and a stick and find their
way into the orchards. Each tree Is
struck three times by the head of the
house witli the injunction, "Itejolce
and be fruitful." No one who can
possibly avoid It works from Christ
mas until after New Year's day.
"Greetings for the Lord's birth" Is
the Russian way of saying, "Merry
Christmas," to which the answer is,
"God be with you." Besides celebrat
ing the nativity, the Russians cherish
a mystical lore of the Goddess of the
Sun, who, at Christmas time, was sup
posed to enter her sledge, dressed in
gorgeous robes and headdress, nnd
turn her horses toward summer. Here
and there in the great country a vil
lage maiden, dressed in white and
drawn on a sledge from house to
house, represents the Goddess of the
Sun, while her retinue sing carols.
After attending a Christmas eve seiv
ice in church, Russians set out to have
a frolicking Christmas in a community
way. One who has a large house in
vites many other households, which
come bringing cakes and other sweets.
They would freeze in their sledges
rather than alight before receiving the
greetings of host and hostess. There
are a large feast, games, snowballing,
and recitations and songs, sometimes
lasting throughout the night. One
wonders how revolutionary
anarchistic '""l warworn wm -
orate uie nin. v-mm i.
France has a quiet Christmas, giv
ing less prominence to it than to any
of the other days In the holiday cal
endar. Old folks in the provinces tell
about times when Christmas was a
gay season, celebrated with great romp
anil joy. The shopkeepers furbish
their stalls for the gift season, nnd
the confectioners make those delicious
little cakes with sugar forms of the
Christchild on top. Scraps of Yule
tide tradition are dearly held In the
homes of some of the peasants. The
ashes of the great Yule log are thought
to bo protection against lightning and
bad luck ; the old log has magic power
to fill with peppermints shoes left
beside it, and its ashes dropped Into
medicine have wonderful curative pow
ers. French children have Christmas
trees and little cradles made of ever
greens, representations of the holy
manger. France sings carols inrougu
the whole month of December, stroll
ing musicians playing their Noels from
house to house. The presence of
American soldiers there this year un
doubtedly will alter the ancient cus
toms of the people somewhat.
Christmas in Italy means a chil
dren's season, wherein the little folks
reconsecrate themselves by singing
and reciting pieces in the streets,
and in Spain it means no end of social
gayety among the young folks, almost
to the point of such roystering as
Americans indulge in on Hallowe'en.
Iu America it seems to be a gala com
bination of these old-world customs
and others with a little more lavish
ness and good-time display From
"Yuletide In Many Lands," by Mary P.
Pringle and Clara A. Urann.
His Little Jest.
"I thought you were an ardent food
conservationist signed the pledge and
all that."
"That's true."
"Then why complain so loudly when
I phone you that I won't be home to
dinner?"
Probably So.
"That fellow robbed me once."
"He robbed me, too."
"Fate will overtake him some time."
"I dunno."
"Huh?"
"I've given up most of my ideas
about getting revenge. I've come to
the conclusion that fate mtfst nolle
pros quite a few cases."
A True Philosopher.
"What is the philosopher's stone?"
"I guess that is the stone we don't
chuck at the other fellow."
plums "as symbolical reminders of
the fruits which Hlndenburg bestowed
upon the fatherland for all time to
come."
The Dog Knew It.
While tracing a lost customer a col
lector happened to meet a four-year-old
tot and the little fellow was asked
if he knew Mr. and Mrs. Green, and to
what place they had moved. Pointing
his finger at a dog standing a few feet
away, the small boy said: 'There is
their dog; he ought to ksow"
BEDROOM FINERY.
Every Christinas Is greeted with
dainty new boudoir caps anil JncketH,
sometimes designed for wear only In
the bedroom and Botnetlnies meeting
the requirements of the breakfast ta
ble. Here is a pretty Jacket made of
wide pink ribbon mid lace which may
be slipped on over the nightdress or
petticoat, for bedroom wear. Tho tap
Is merely a hand of wide ribbon with
frill of lace at each edge headed by u
fancy braid.
HOMEMADE CHARACTER DOLLS.
Carl and Tat ulong with Gretchen
and Hortense, are making eyes at us
this Christmas, inviting us to inquire
Into their merits. They belong to a
new order of the beloved rag dolls
that have always held the warmest
corner of little folks' hearts.
These dolls are made of discarded
socks or stockings and stuffed with
cotton. White socks are used for the
heads and colored ones for the bodies
etching with heavy mercerized
makes ties and garters and represents
I buttons. The eyes, nose and moutii
are outlined also In black and reti.
Two-toned silk socks, usually in a
bright color on the wrong side are
much sought after by the makers of j
these jolly looking character dolls.
SOLDIER'S PORTFOLIO.
A small, neat portfolio to carry sta
tionery, pen and pencil for the soldier
is one of the gifts that can he made
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for him at home. It is a simple affair,
of substantial brown denim, and re
quires nothing else but thread and snap
fasteners, to make a very complete and
handy writing case.
As shown in the picture, the case
is about ten Inches wide and sixteen
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Ancient Practice Dates Back to Saxon
Times and Through the Medi
eval Period.
The one apartment which stands out
most prominently in the history of do
mestic habitations from Saxon times
and throughout the medieval period
to the prosaic present is the great
hall, or fire hall, wherein the family
and the guests were wont to assemble.
The method of heating this apartment
wns in the beginning merely a log
fire built upon a stone hearth in the
center of the room. The smoke from
this fire endeavored to find Its way out
of a hole In the roof of the hall, but
was' often driven back by a gust of
wind, to the discomfort of the occu
pants. From this rude beginning the
fireplace which we know today was
evolved.
In the old manor houses the most
notable fireplace ceremony of the year
was the dragging In and placing of the
great log at Christmas time. The an
cient Yuletide revels must have pre
dated n striking picture when the as-
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Inches long. Ono side of It holds three
blotters that make a good support for
tho writing tablet In cramped quarters i
where there Is no tablo. On tho other
side are compartments for paper, en
velopes, post cards and stamps. A
narrow Ktrap of tho denim, Is sewed
down at the center to carry pen uud
pencil. Ink can bo carried In solid
form now. It comes In small sticks
thnt dissolve In water. The case fast
ens with strong snap fasteners us In
dicated In the picture.
It Is a good Idea to embroider tho
initials on belongings made for the
boys In tho service because ro many
kits and portfolios are alike In all de
tails, r.estdes it Is another evidence
of thouglilfulness on the part of tho
donor.
REMEMBER THE BABY.
Even the baby Is to have a pntrlotk
bent given to his affections, by means
of toys this year. Uncle Sam appears
among the clever, home-made Christ
mas dolls, that reveal a rubber hull
somewhere In their anatomy. They
have limp bodies, stuffed with n little
cotton and are dressed In cotton fa-
brics, as cotton flannel, eldordowu or
percale.
In the Uncle Sam doll the ball Is
used for the head but in the other
one it makes the body. Tills doll is
dressed In blue eiderdown and has a
row of the tiniest pearl buttons down
its rotund tummy. When, the ball is
punched the doll squeals much to the
surprise and delight of his babyship.
WISHBONE THIMBLE CASE.
A pretty thimble case, made of a
wishbone saved from the wreck of the
Thanksgiving turkey, is something
new. Heavy silk or mercerized cot
ton is used for crochet lace to make
u wide border about the wishbone. It
is crocheted with a beading to carry
baby ribbon that is run through it and
made into three little bows as shown
in the picture. A tiny bag, to hold
the thimble, is suspended between the
ends ofthe bone and the pretty gift is
suspended by ribbon hangers.
NOVEL COAT HANGER.
Another of those pretty novelties,
made of painted wood appears in the
coat hanger shown above. These hang
ers are shown In the stores, pninted
white with the figure outlined on them
in black, ready to paint in any colors
one may choose. This one pictures
a girl in smart riding, hat and black
collar with white stock. The face and
arms of the hanger are to be painted
according to Individual fancy.
I cendlng flames lighted up the gayly-
dressed company, seen in contrast to
the blackened timbers of the lofty oak
en roof.
To find the origin of oty own deeply
recessed fireplaces we must go back
to "the time when the Normans In
whose strongholds of two or more sto
ries the central position wns imprac
ticableplaced the fire in a shallow
recess under an arch In the side wall
of the chamber. This means of escape
for the smoke does not appear to have
been very successful, as we find a lit
tle later a flue carried up in the wall
and finished with n tall cylindrical
chimney.
The Normans provided no recess un
der the flue, but a hood was construct
ed over the hearth to collect the
smoke. As fireplaces increased in
number the trend was toward a deep
er hearth recess, when the hoods be
came unnecessary and ceased to be
used.
No man can be brave who thinks
pain the greatest evil; nor temperate
who considers pleasure the highest
good. Cicero.
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Considerable vacant apace owned by Uncle Sam in Washington J. b
Ing rapidly covered wlth Immense temporary structures to house ' th rPid'
extending war machinery of the various government Pment The plc
ture .hows a building being erected for the ordnance bureau of the war de
partment. Cantonment construction, regarded as marvelous, wa. no more
.needy than the erection of these buildings in Washington. In one case a
pleasure park ha. been denuded of many .plendid tree. In order to furnish
convenient quarters for government worker.. There are more than a dozen
of these temporary structures.
POSTAL SERVICE
GROWS RAPIDLY
Uncle Sam's Business Has
Shown Great Increase in
Recent Years.
NEW METHODS ARE REQUIRED
More General Use of Vehicles, Espe.
dally Automobiles, Made tfeces
sary by the Parcel
Post.
Almost everyone realizes that the
mall sen-Ice of the country Increases
nmidlv. but few perhaps really real
ize the full extent of this growth. It
is stnted by officials of the post office
department that during the past four
years free delivery of mail by letter
carriers has been established In more
than 2o0 additional cities, aud the free
delivery territory of other cities has
been so greatly extended that tho ad
ditional number of patrons served by
Uncle Sam is conservatively estimated
at 5,000,000.
In 1012, for instance, four pounds
was the limit of weight for a single
piece of mail of any class, and postage
rates discouraged the mailing of par
cels. The average weight of parcels
nt that time was less than six ounces.
Nearly all mail in cities wes delivered
by letter carriers on foot, who also
made collections from letter boxes.
Vehicles were used on delivery routes
in outlying sections and in some cities
need for vehicles had arisen in this
service.
Parcel Post Changes Conditions.
Tiie parcel post, which was estab
lished in 1913, has brought about a
different condition. The average
weight of parcels now exceeds one
pound eleven ounces, and the number
of parcels carried in the malls annu
ally has increased more than fourfold
since 1912. It Is said that approxi
mately one-third of these are received
for delivery at city carrier post offices,
and it has been necessary to proviue
facilities at every office for delivering
parcels too large and bulky to be car
ried by a man on foot.
In other words, during the past four
years or so the post office department
has had to deal with a period of transi
tion in the employment of vehicles at
nost offices. Therefore, while con
stantly endeavoring to standardize the
equipments in use and to perfect the
nificediire followed in securing them,
the department has instituted compari
sons between the several kinds of
equipment and the several methods of
rental and purchase.
Autos Supersede Other Vehicles.
For the nresent it seems wisest to
officials of the department to be guid
ed in the administration of vehicle
service by the practical conditions In
each city. Horse-drawn vehicles are
preferred where the volume of mall
for delivery Is small and a greater ex
pense cannot be justified, or In sections
of large cities where traffic is congest
ed nnd frequent stops are necessary.
The use of automobiles Is preferred
In all other instances, and with the
growth of the service they are rapidly
superseding the horse-drawn type of
equipment.
Automobiles are secured in various
ways. Allowances are made to post
masters for the compensation of car
riers who furnish motor trucks In con
nection with their work and for hiring
machines from local garages. Com
bined contracts have been made for
the performance of automobiles of
screen-wagon service and collection-nnd-dellvery
service. In a number of
cities government-owned machines
have been used to supersede rented
and tensed equipment for carrying the
mail.
Increase In Muskrats.
As an Illustration of how rapidly
the muskrats Increase In some dis
tricts, the Bavarian commission which
reports on the matter says in Schlus
selburg In 1911 there were ten musk
rats we don't know who counted
them while in 1913 the number had
Increased to about 300, and in 1910 to
more than 1,000. In some places It Is
said the energetic muskrats had driven
away the water birds, "after destroy
ing the eggs and young had taken pos
session of the floating nests and con-
BOXING AIDS SOLDIERS
Makes Them Better Bayonet
Fighters, It Has Been Found.
Men In Training Camps Will Receive
Instructions In Groups From
Weil-Known Battlers.
The commission on training camp ac
tivities, through Dr. Joseph E. Ray
croft of Princeton university, has ar
ranged for expert boxers to teach
groups of men In Uncle Sam's trulnlng
camps, who will In turn instruct other
groups. Thus everyone will receive
some certain amount of training, which
will teach them confidence, aggres
siveness, shiftiness on their feet, and
the boxer's co-ordination of eye and
hand.
This will make these men better
bayonet fighters. Thnt Is the real pur
pose of the boxing work. Exhibition
matches are strictly secondary. Deul
ing with boxing promoters outside or
inside the camp is to be entirely avoid
ed. The training will be principally
shadow boxing. Matches will take
possibly ten minutes of the hour's
training. Classes will be from 75 to
100 men. The plan of instruction Is
based on n scheme worked out by
Sergeant Billy Armstrong of the canu-
dlan army. Tins scneme was wuuu
to be not only practicable, duc nigmy
successful. The men are placed In
lines or files, three or four paces apart,
facing the Instructor's platform. The
motions taught are very neany ui
same motions used In actual bayonet
fighting.
Tn ndflltion to the regular lessons in
boxing, the recruits will be shown the
relation between boxing and bayonet
fighting, by motion pictures, In which
tho fundamental movements In the
two methods of fighting will be dis
played. A film has been made show
lng Kid McCoy, Jim uoroeu, jj
Kllbane, and Bennie Leonard going
through these blows for educational
purposes and more rapidly for match
work. Tenbroeck ana inmarcue iu n
bayonet duel show the similarity In
the leads and the foot work between
boxing and actual bayonet fighting.
Some of the men appointed instruct
ors are Bennie Leonard, Kid McCoy,
Battling Levlnsky, Johnny Schlff,
Richie Mitchell and Packy McFar
land. The athletic trainers of the Ameri
can troops 'are teaching that Initia
tive and daring must be tempered with
caution and self-control. Boxing con
tests will be used as an object lesson
to Illustrate this.
GOVERNMENT TO MAKE SHOES
Great Britain Plans to Check Rising
Price of Civilian Footwear, Uncle
Sam's Consular Reports Say.
The British government will go Into
the shoe manufacturing business In or
der to check the constantly rising price
of civilian footwear, according to Un
cle Sam's consul at Huddersfleld.
It Is proposed that four classes shall
be manufactured under government
control, two for men nnd two for boys
and youths. Those for men will cost
from 13s. to 10s. 6d. ($3.16 to $4) per
pair, and those for boys and youths
10s. 6d. ($2.55) and above. These
standardized boots will be especially
adapted to the needs of agricultural
workers, quarrymen, and miners, and
for common ordinary town wear by
artisans. '
If the shoes lack finish and style,
they will excel In durability, It Is
claimed, for only a stout quality of
leather will be used. As the govern
ment controls all . leather supplies,
there will be no shortage of raw ma
terial! Probably "kips", will be used
for the uppers, as this material is not
stout enough for the regular army
boot. Later, standardized boots for
women and girls may also be pro
duced. verted them to their own use." Farm
Life.
Hot Times.
"These times are making It warmj
for the motorists."
"Yes; they are either getting roast-,
ed by the public or scorching thenw
selves."
A new industrial town Is being built'
at Glaamfjord, near Bodo, in northern!,
Norway. Here they are developing
a water power of 150.000 horse power.

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