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MIDLAND JOURNAL, RISING BPN, MD.
- -- - '■ SUCH ISUFE-^-Too . ch " l “ s "*^” Plan to Protect Arctic Musk Oxen — - Valuable Animal Is Threat ened With Extinction. Washington. —The recent birth of two musk oxen in Alaska, the first in a century, may be the beginning of a INew Deal for this remarkable animal, which has been threatened with ex termination by Eskimos, Indians, ex plorers and hunters. “Beyond the tree limit, on bleak, treeless tundras, deserted by man and most animals, lives the musk ox —one animal that thrives in blizzards,” snys a National Geographic society bulletin. “Over the frozen prairies of the Barren Grounds, where no Indians dwell, and across vast expanses too cold for Eskimos, the musk ox plods through the darkness and whispering silence of the Arctic night, cropping frozen grass that sticks up through thin snow. Pausing occasionally to rub frost from its eyes, grazing con tentedly as a cow in a sunny pasture, the musk ox wanders from the Barren Grounds to Cape Morris Jesup, where the northernmost point of land meets the glittering ice of the polar sea. Under the musk ox's shaggy dark coat, protecting him from bitter winds, is a dense coat of wool. Sheds Winter Suit. “In the Arctic summer the musk ox sheds its unnecessary wool. “To those familiar with the protec tive coloration of Arctic animals —the silvery-white polar bear, snowy wolves and owls —the dark brown coat of the musk ox seem to afford no protection. Back With Giants s®l Phil Weintraub, a Jewish lad, who measures 8 feet 1 inch in his stocking feet and weighs 185 pounds, has been called back by the New York Giants, with whom he made a rather unfavor able appearance some time ago. Now he Is fielding and batting with the best of them. ODD THINGS AND NEW—By Lame Bode iy~<2 Shocking Animals/ A l ANIMALS ABE FAR MORE v. ) sensitive to electric shock.^ At l,Jm THAN HUMANS, 20 VOLTS OANOEROUS^^mE^gj^ Fiv fishing-\ ' A ttm <** V. HAS A GLASS MOOO WHICH Trout fishing tori lets through ultrav^-x WITH DRY PLIES * VIOLETRA CELLOPHANE \ JjFpP J| 'N successful. \oi|| Ir* ■ ■ •. . 1 • -v * ! Such is not the case. Grazing, not on snow, but on dark windswept areas, or snowy slopes strewn with large boulders, the musk ox might well be mistaken for another boulder. Heredi tary enemies of the musk oxen are the wolves. Although they can do little damage to a herd of adults, they follow it to seize the stray calves and sickly old musk oxen driven out of the herd. "Seeing a musk ox walking along a hill crest, heavy head and massive body bulking large against the sky, hunters have thought him a small buf falo. Although his shaggy hide makes him appear larger, the average musk ox is only about the size of Highland cattle. He usually stands about four feet high and his average weight is 450 pounds dressed. His robe of strag gling dark brown hair, stiff as a horse’s mane, grows to great lengths, sometimes 20 inches, and trails in the snow. Eskimos call the musk ox 00-ming-muk, which means .‘animal with skin like a beard.' In the roots of this coat grows the protective coat of wool. “The hoofs of the musk ox are hairy underneath, which makes him sure footed on the most slippery Ice. Feeds on Hillsides. "Like the goat, the musk ox’s fa vorite feeding grounds are on rocky hillsides, which, in • spite of his short massive legs, he ascends with agility. Hunters have marveled at the ease and speed with which startled musk oxen have run away from them. “Although classed with walrus and polar bear as the big game of the north, shooting a musk ox is about as difficult and as much sport as shooting a cow in a pasture. Startled, a herd will run, but not far, to form a hud dled, trembling mass that stands fac ing the enemy until shot down. "With their bows and copper-tipped arrows, and lances, Eskimo hunters did not seriously deplete the herds, but since explorers gave them rifles, they have slaughtered hundreds upon hun dreds without thinking of the future. “The Juicy steaks of musk oxenjjave saved the lives of' many Arctic ex plorers. Frost-bitten and starving, pemmican exhausted, caches lost, ex plorers have fallen on a herd as on manna. “Zoological gardens caused further extermination of musk oxen by offer ing $5,000 apiece for young ones. “However, the Twentieth century, in its battle for the preservation of nat ural resources, has taken steps to save from extinction this valuable animal. Various countries have passed laws protecting It. Some require licenses to hunt it, and a few are importing and breeding herds, and setting aside sanctuaries for them.” Cooking Chocolate Chocolate should always be cooked in a porcelain saucepan in which it can be done rapidly and a large sur face exposed. The oil does not sepa rate as it would in a covered pot and when the chocolate is cooked slowly. OUR REAL NEED By LEONARD A. BARRETT A writer on economies is quoted as haring said, “What the people of this country really * elimination of pov erty, less hours of work which means more leisure, and the assurance of dividends. “A condition devoutly to be wished” —someone says, and what’s wrong with It? Granted that to every family in this country there shall be guaranteed the security of home, plenty of work, and a reasonable pension for old age. Would they be any better off? The materialist, who sees no farther than values expressed in houses and lands, Prettiest of All \ ■■■ JS ■■■/' Frances Jean Lupe, three years old, won the title of Illinois’ most beauti ful baby, in a contest held at the World’s fair In Chicago. unhesitatingly replies, “we would be a great deal better olf." The Idealist, who looks beyond material values, re plies with equal emphasis In the nega tive. He reminds us that we would doubtless be just as self-indulgent and greedy; perhaps more so. Surely we would be just as sensual and mean. In other words the conditions which brought on the depression would still exist and, perhaps, In a more inten sive form. Instead of conditions im proving they would become much worse. “Man shall not live by bread alone.” Nations as well as individuals who have attempted to /build the super structure of their life’s ambitions upon no more permanent foundation than the desire for “brdad” soon discovered that the tower of their best efforts fell, much like the Babel tower of old. No—the writer on economics is wrong. What this country needs most of all Is a resurgence of spiritual power which will rebuild character and make permanent such values as education, culture, home and govern ment. What this country of ours needs is an attitude toward life tghlch not only belittles sensuality and greed but also eliminates self-indulgence and false pride. The question still remains—Are we going to learn anything worth while from the experience of the past four years, or, are we anticipating the re turn of another prosperous period in order that we may again repeat the same mistakes and be plunged farther than ever in the gulf of despair? Q. Western Newspaper Union. Trout Encircled by Rubber Washer Sallda, Colo. —D. J. Dewland landed a “rubber-tired" fish near here. It was a 6-inch rainbow trout. About its body w&s- embed ded a %-lneh rubber washer. The rubber had apparently been around the fish for some time, as it had sunk deep into the fish’s flesh just in front of the fins. 1 9 (^%d c J~/ousefxofS By Lydia Le Baron Walker BLUE la a color which can be used in decoration, with reservations, it is true, since it Is so cold a color, but it is not alone in decoration that it Is valuable. The quality of the color makes it particularly suited to certain practical purposes. It has a tendency to preserve the whiteness of articles kept next it or surrounded by It. This is a fact that was recognized by old time homemakers, but which seems to have been some what overlooked £ 7* by women of to- 0. 1 day. Justnow \ there is a return to this color for practical uses. . 4jft_jTj!rVL _ Use blue tissue j paper to wrap J around laces to prevent them turn- AAA 4 ing creamy white L/'ifw A instead of their original pure white, jxXyV/f or dead white as iQxSOu the untinged color f j/wVjupar_ is called. What is ffz known as sky blue or baby blue Is the preferred hue of ;oLAiVW blue for this pur pose. Linens that //at2jUh!a are laid away, —- either as heir looms, or awaiting —TT—H V— the return of the ) 1 \ W style of the partlc- p| ■jgA ular pieces, such L4|gj|Si\\ as large white da- 31 mask tablecloths will not bo nearly so apt to get the creamy tint if wrapped around in blue paper. Blue-Paper-Lined Boxes. White ribbons and silk pieces are also benefited by being kept in blue paper-’.ined pasteboard boxes. When white shawls were in fashion, the women of that day were punctilious to keep them folded in light blue paper, and placed in pasteboard boxes where there would be no pressure on the folded beauty of the choice shawls. Today the fashion for using blue to keep white silks and laces, linens and fine white textiles, from changing col or has taken a new turn, or we may say has reverted to a very old-time method. Then inside surfaces of bu reau drawers are being painted blue. Whatever the white contents, Its whiteness will be helped to keep its right tint by the action of the blue On the goods. About Tablecloths. The history of tablecloths Is a sub ject to interest every homemaker who delights in knowing about her house hold furnishings as well as in using them. Today there is a pronounced trend toward the return of dinner ta blecloths of pure white linen as well as those of lace and colored linens. This makes the subject of tablecloths especially timely. The cloths with the napkins are termed napery. While in . • ■ ■ —— ■ " ■ * 1 ■' Flying Doctor of the Far North m: ,n. WBtmfr & Jgjr Ute**; - ™MmMSBBM. M v S JpP iS5r®W ** . ||ki “ ' ' w 4rf!-■*<' !*OT V,B? B| ,_. g '4i Here la Dr. Vance Murray, the “flying doctor of the North,” recently appointed medical director for the Alaskan Indian territory. He plans to make his rounds of a vast region of the Arctic by plane, thus eliminating the tradi tional dog sled. The plane, especially equipped for northern flying weather, was landed by Doctor Murray on the newly leveled army landing field at Juneau. bygone years this word was more com prehensive it has come to signify table linen. Literally napery Is linen of any kind, but long years ago It was used chiefly to indicate table linen, and this Is the use of the word today. The word comes from the French napperle which comes from the Latin naps a cloth. It is very easy to see that napkin is but another form of these words. Literal ly napkin means a little cloth. The largest dinner napkin of today de serves to be called a little cloth, be cause of Its size. It equals that of some of the smaller luncheon or break fast cloths. The napkins to match these small tablecloths certainly are diminutive and well warrant the term little. <£), Bell Syndicate.—WNU Service. For Lounging The material which fashions these modish lounging pajama outfits is a dull-luster chardonlze. The color scheme for the attractive model to the left is burnt orange trimmed with cream color. The other girlish pa jama costume is in a soft shade of peach banded with blue, having a bib effect at the front neckline, of ecru lace applique. This young lady is re freshing herself with an eau de co logne perfumed with au fil de l’eau which happens to be her particular choice from among a half-dozen or so odors available. She is using one of the new-type atomizers which Is of the automatic bulbless sort which elimi nates the old-fashioned cord and bulb. I^ —— Housewife's Idea Box s Selection of Shortening Some care must be used in select ing the proper shortening for frying purposes. To fry properly, the short ening must be raised to a high temperature. Some, fats smoke be fore they reach this temperature. These fats are not good. As soon as fat smokes It begins to change chemically and quickly becomes rancid. THE HOUSEWIFE. © Public Ledger, Inc.—WNU Service. Girl* Unite Enemy Tribei Through the work of Girl Guides In Africa two native tribes, 180 miles apart, which have been enemies for centuries, have decided to be friends. Each tribe has Its Girl Guide com pany, and they decided this year to have a joint camp. The Invitation was sent from tribe number one. The Guides "of tribe number two re sponded and walked the entire 180 miles for a fortnight’s fellowship. The shyness of the first few hours was soon broken, as with their lead ers they joined In preparing the common meal and helping the old people In the village. In doing their good deeds they soon became friends. Older members of the tribes liked the friendship Idea and adopted it. , No More Freckles; Weather-Beaten Skin It is so easy now to have a lovely skin of satin-like texture; to have smooth, white, flawless new beauty. Just begin tonight f' bjr using famous Nadinola Bleaching .-.M Cream, tested and M trusted for over a J generation. The min- IVf <*4Si jm ute you smooth it on, Nadinola begins to pflt. :^W\ whiten, smooth and j/lL' ! clear your skin. Tan g’/IMiB and freckles; muddy, : : I sallow color vanish I%T* ' , quickly. You feel its tonic effect jmme- ■ diately and almost WJ overnight you see Win beneficial results, ra- BBi. 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