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In U. S. Civil Service TF YOU’RE planning a career, 1 you may find that U. S. Civil Service gives the opportunities you want. For Uncle Sam offers many chances to get ahead. In some office jobs you progress through six grades. A Junior Stenographer, starting at $1,400, New Worker Can Learn and Earn. may become a Senior, then a Principal. If you have training in a pro fession you may start at $2,000 and progress to $9,000. Medicine and law «>»'e two of the fields. You may start in the mechan ical trades as a Helper-Trainee, earning while you learn. In the Postal Service you may start without special experience as letter carrier ($1,700) and ad vance by competitive steps to postmaster. • • * These are but a small fraction of U. S. Civil Service opportunities. Our 32-pape booklet lists many other interesting jobs with pay. requirements, type of test giv en. Tells how to apply. Send your order to: READER-HOME SERVICE 117 Minna St. San Franrisco, Calif. Enclose 10 cen's in coin for your copy of GETTING A JOB WITH TIIE U. S. GOVERNMENT. Name Address Relief At Last For Your Cough Crcomulslon relieves promptly be cause it goes right to the seat of the trouble to help loosen and expel germ laden phlegm, and aid nature to soothe and heal raw, tender, in flamed bronchial mucous mem branes. Tell your druggist to sell you a bottle of Creomulslon with the un derstanding you must like the way It quickly allays the cough or you are to have your money back. CREOMULSION for Coughs, Chest Colds, Bronchitis Worn Creatures We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.—Plutarch. RAZOR BLADES , • ASK YOUR DEALER FOR THE • OUTSTANDING 3LADE VALUE ®KENT» ?0?o # r%c BLADES 7°*orVoc “TAKING THE COUNTRY BY STORM” KNOWN FROM COAST TO COAST • CUPFI.CS COMPANY ST. LOUIS. MO. # ... .. ■— I As Man Wants It is not the greatness of a man’s | means thatmakeshlm independent, so much os the smallness of his wants.—Cobbett. PHHl&siXiSLlXia May Warn of Disordered • Kidney Action Modem life with Its hurry and worry. Irregular habits, improper eating and drinking—ila rlak of exposure and infec tion—throws heavy atruin on the work of the kidneys. T ley are apt to becomo over-taxed and fail to filter exn-ss acid and other impurities from the life-giving blood. You may auifer nagging backache, headache, dizziness, gutting up nights, leg pains, swelling—feel constantly tired, nervous, all worn out. Other aigna of kidney or bladder disorder are some times burning, scanty or too frequent urination. Try Doan’a Pill *. Doan’a help the kidneys to pass off harmful excess body waste. They have had more than half a century of public approval. Are recom mended by grateful users everywhere. Ask your neighbor! WNU—M 53—4) BEACONS of] —SAFETY— aIike a beacon light on the height the advertise ment! in newspapers direct you to newer, better and easier ways of providiog the things needed or desired. It shines, this beacon of newspaper advertising—and it will be to your advantage to fol low It whenever you make a purchase. — SPEAKING OF SPORTS By ROBERT McSHAN Released by Western Newspaper Union 'T'HE New York Giants, once the most feared club in baseball, are experiencing a rebirth which should cause no little worry to the manag ers of seven other National league ball teams. It wasn’t so very many years ago that the Giants were the most valu able franchise in baseball. In lat ter years their value—together with their power—has decreased. A few weeks ago the Giants looked like an aggregation of forgotten men. Then came the change. Bill Terry was made a major domo of sorts and Mel Ott was named manager in Terry’s place. Lightning struck at once. In no more than a few hours the Giants obtained Johnny Mize, Hank Leiber and Bill Werber, three of the stand out figures of the National league. They disposed of Burgess White head, Joe Moore, Morrie Arno vich, Bob Bowman, Bill Lohrman, and Ken O’Dea. Few Giant fans will disagree with the statement that these players were past their prime. A couple of them never were of much value to the club. The new Giants are going to be tougher competition. Harry Ban ning, a topnotch catcher who had a bad season in ’4l, will be behind the plate. Mize will be at first. Rookie Connie Ryan at second, Bill Jurges at short, Werber at third, and Leiber, John Rucker and Ott in the outfield. Trying to Improve It is granted that many of these players are question marks. Leiber was beaned last summer. Mize managed to get too fat after being benched with a broken finger. Wer ber was hurt. Jurges suffered from headaches and Ott slipped. Ott knows all this. He knows that someone has let the Giant machine go to rust. The important thing is that the club is awake, and that it’s trying to improve itself. No one ex pects Ott to perform a miracle. The Giants need a greatly improved pitching staff. Their “ifs” must come through. They would like an experienced second baseman. But in spite of these factors, it will come as quite a shock if the club doesn’t end up ahead of last year. Ott is a smart baseball player who knows his trade. He will have to continue to spend money to rebuild his ball club into a pennant threat. He has made a good start. Dan ning and Leiber are close friends and will do their best. The Giants may have found the trail back. It would be great news to the old-timers who remember McGraw’s Giants of 1905. —Buy Defense Bonds— Bowling— the Right Way By LOWELL JACKSON (This is one ot a series of lessons in bowl ing by Lowell Jackson, one of the country's outstanding bowlers. Mr. Jackson has eighteen 300 games to his credit and has a 12-year league avetage ol 210.) _ ‘ln the right of the head pin* STRIKE BALL. Always try to prevent your ball from striking the headpin too full, or from crossing over in front of the headpin. A cross-over ball, you will learn, leaves pins on the right side of the alley—that is, spares which are harder to make on the second de livery. The strike-ball bowler concen trates on keeping hi 3 first ball to the right side of the headpin. If the strike is not forthcoming, the pins remaining are on the left side of the alley and present a less dif ficult spare. Make an effort to roll your ball directly at the 5 pin through the i-3 pocket. When you can do this with consistency, find out from what spot you are releasing your ball on the foul line. In the future, you will release your ball from this spot every time —when you are seeking strikes— rolling it at exactly the same angle and using the same amount of speed and finger and wrist action. —Buy Defense Bonds— SPORTS SHORTS <l. Mickey Heath will be assistant to Manager Charley Grimm of the Milwaukee Brewer baseball club in 1042. fl. Paul Hinkle is the envy of many a football coach. He is serving his sixteenth year as head mentor at Butler university. 4L Notre Dame, in defeating North western 7 to 8 this season, divided its running attack among three olayers. They were Juzwik, Ber .elli and Evnns. THE COSTILLA OBMuippat Pals By JOHN M. HENRY (McClure Syndicate—WNU Service.) LfRANKIE and Freddie were the * two best pals anyone could ever imagine. Why, over there, in the war, they shared fags, even if there was only one between them, and shell holes and all of the dirt and grime that went with the conflict. When they had returned to this country and had become accus tomed once more to the wind blow ing up their trouser legs (after the putts had been unwound, you know) they continued to share. It was just ‘‘Frankie and Freddie, fifty-fifty,” as one of them said one night in France, or somewhere. They couldn’t exactly remember where but itdidn’t matter to them anyway. They shared sorrows and dollars and a rather moderately priced room. They recommended each other to employers and hostesses, and agreed that the one with the heaviest date should have the clean est shirt. In due course of time, Frankie ran for the city council and was elected with the help of extra votes Freddie brought in from some where. In exchange for his services Freddie became a city contractor. OK, yes, it was always Frankie and Freddie, fifty-fifty through days of Damon and nights of Pythias. But there comes a time in every man’s life when certain things can not be shared. You’re right. Her name was Margaret, but her friends called her Marg. She was the kind of girl who snaps her fingers and stamps her feet when she dances. For a while all three were content just to be in each other’s company. The day when they realized that they couldn’t go on merely being friends with her found them in Frankie’s city council chambers dis cussing the situation in a manner as becomes two of the best pals in the world. It was Freddie who suggested away out. “It’s a cockeyed cinch we can’t share her,” he said. “Let’s cut the cards.” In France they had faced a simi lar situation when they had to de cide which one of them captured the prisoner the colonel wanted, and for which a medal was to be given. Only that time they flipped a franc. “Sure,” Frankie agreed, “high takes her, O. K.“ And Freddie, being a good pal, insisted that Frankie should be the first. Frankie turned up a queen. To be exact, it was the queen of hearts. “You cut a queen to get a queen,” Freddie laughed, but not without a certain tenseness because, after all, there were only two cuts higher than this one, and Marg really was quite desirable. Freddie’s hand shook a trifle as he reached for the cards. There was a death-like silence in the room. As he lifted his fingers with the paste board rectangles in them, they trembled even more. “You cut an ace—to give a queen an ace,” Frankie commented, fol lowing his good old pal’s cue. Frankie extended his arm and they solemnly shook hands. He felt no remorse, for what he had lost his friend had gained. Freddie and Marg settled in the town, and brought up, in due time, Freddie Jr. and Frankie and little Olivia. During this time Frankie and Freddie still remained the best of friends. On special occasions like Christmas or Thanksgiving. Frankie always shared the day with the littie family. The children called him “Uncle Frankie” and their joys knew no limit whenever he came to see them. Marg? She became the kind of mother any girl who snaps her fin gers and stamps her feet when she dances becomes after three chil dren, lonesome nights and futile diets. She was irritable and dissat isfied. In short, she became what might be termed a nagging wife. As time went on Frankie’s visits to the small cottage grew fewer and fewer. Eventually he quit go ing and, instead, Freddie Sr. came to his room every night. Life continued and often Freddie Sr. wondered what they meant when they said that November 11 had end ed the fighting. He began to think that he would rather have a continu ation of France. One particularly bad evening Marg was expounding: “. . . Another thing wrong with you is that you don’t take any in terest whatever in your kids. You never advise them. You never talk to them. You never—” Freddie Sr. leaned forward, a queer light in his eyes. “Come here, son,” quoth he gent ly to Freddie Jr. The lad obeyed for it wasn't often that his father talked to him in that tone of voice. “Yes, dad?” “Son I’m going to give you u lit tle advice. When you grow up to be a man—” He stopped and looked straight at the wife he had won by cutting the cards; then repeated, "When you grow up to be a man, never, never cheat at cards.” Oculist, Optometrist The difference between an oculist and an optometrist is that an ocu list is o physician who specializes in the treatment of defects and dis eases of the eye, while the optome trist makes a scientific examination of the eye for the purpose of pre scribing glasses* FORETHOUGHT The following letter was received, with the P rescnt ° a „ eolf coa '. from his sister by a y ! man who was away from home at Christmas on a Vi "I am sending by post a golf coat, which please a<*ept with love and season’s greetings. As the brass buttons are heavy, I have cut them off to save postage. Your loving sister, J. “P.S.— You will find the buttons in right-hand pocket of the coat.” Strong Man A man was boasting of his strength, and how he had once felled an ox by 0 Wow from his fist. “That’s not bad, said a listener, “but I once saw a chap knock down a factory with one blow of a ham mer.” “Some Samson, that chap!” sneered the boaster. “No,” replied the other. ‘'He wasn’t much of a chap to look at, but he was a swell auctioneer!” TOO TRUE “Automobiles are so good now you rarely see a driver squirming under one of them as formerly.” “True; it’s invariably a pedestri an you see squirming under them now.” It's Easier Bill wanted ta slip out of barracks -^unofficially—to see his girl, and he went to the sentry and stated his case. “Well,” said the sentry, ‘Til be off duty when you come back, so you ought to have the password for tonight. It’s ‘ldiosyncrasy.’ ” “Idio what?” “Idiosyncrasy” “I’ll stay in barracks,” said Bill. He Looked It The colored soldier had been peel ing potatoes until his hands ached. Turning to a fellow K.P. he said; “What d’you suppose dat sergeant mean when he call us K.P.?” “Ah dunno,” replied his co-work er. “But from de look on his face, Ah thinks he meant Keep Peel ing.’ ” Tear 'Em Up “I sent a dollar last week in an swer to that advertisement offering a method of saving one-half my gas bills.” “And you got—”. “A printed slip directing me to paste them in a scrap-book.” Sob! Sob! “Let me congratulate you. old man—l’m sure you will always look on this day as the happiest of your life.” “Er, but it’s tomorrow I am get ting married.” • Yes, I know that.” PAYOFF “So you wart: a raise, what for?” “Well, boss, my rent’s up and my car’s down.” Problem “I’ve eaten meat all my life and I’m as strong as an ox.” “That’s funny. I’ve always eaten fish and yet I can’t swim a stroke.” Command “What did the editor say when you took him your story entitled, ‘The Wishing Rug’?” “He told me to beat it.” Too Willing “Don’t you think Miss Howler has wonderful control of her voice?” “No. 1 don’t. She sings every time anyone asks her to. The End Elwood -Daddy, what’s a court of last resort? Daddy-Courting an old maid, my boy. I Love— She— Are y° u f Qr >d of tea? He— Yes; but I like the next let ter better. How True ll>» *v AIIIU "1 sow you out ol a club very late lost night. • Well, 1 *° come °ut some time." ■ Custodian Mrs. Knag-The devil never takes a vocation. Mr Knag—B be did, he d leav# his proxy with you. Schemers Mollie— Pa. what’s a garden plot? Pa— The bugs and worms planning to eat your » lu ff up. Naturally ixaiuruiy ••Don’t you think she’s beginning to show her »8o? ’ • Not voluntarily, I m sure. FIRST-AID to the AILING HOUSE By ROGER B. WHITMAN (© Roger B. Whitman—WNU Service.) Cleaning Rugs and Upholstery COILED carpets, rugs and uphol- stery can be cleaned by sham pooing with soap jelly. Ordinary soiling will come out easily, but oth er methods should be used for obsti nate and unusual stains. These may call for professional work. Fur ther, shampooing should be applied only to fabrics of which the colors are fast. The jelly is made of chips or flakes of pure and mild soap; the kind of soap that is used for fine launder ing. Four cups are put in a bowl or wide-mouthed jar, and one cup of water is added. The jelly will form I within an hour. A portion of the jelly is put into a mixing bowl and beaten with an egg-beater, which will raise suds as stiff as whipped cream. Using a soft brush, jelly is worked on the fabric in a space 12 inches or so across. After a few minutes for the loosening of the dirt, the space is wiped with a cloth damp with clear water, and with a stiffer brush, the nap is brushed in its proper direction. An adjoin ing space should then be cleaned. The suds are so dry that upholstery fabric will not be soaked, as would be the case with soapsuds as usually used. After cleaning, the fabric should be quickly dried. A rug can be supported on boxes and chairs, so that air can get at the back as well as the front. wen da me ii uni. Mounting Maps There have been few times when maps have been studied to the ex tent that they now are; maps of Eu rope, Africa, the Near and Far East, as well as the parts of the world not at present involved in war. For a map to be useful, it should be mounted on a stiff support. One eighth plywood, is excellent. The first step in mounting is to lay the I map on the plywood, and to mark ; the positions of the four corners. rThe plywood is then given a coat of shellac on both sides and on the edges. When this is dry, another coat of shellac is applied, the map is rolled up, and one of its ends is laid down with the corners on the marks. With the worker leaning over the board, the rest of the map is then thrown over the head, to be supported by it. The rest of the map is then quickly laid on the damp shellac, and smoothed with the two hands, which are free. As soon as the map is down, it should , be gone over with a stiff brush, j working from the center toward the j edges, to push out air bubbles that may have been caught. Should any j remain, they can be disposed of through a pin hole in the paper in the center of the bulge. Room Decoration Question: A study used by four people has a white ceiling; walls are light blue, and window frames are light yellow. Walls and ceiling are dirty and should be done over. The room is 11 feet square. In re decorating, what colors would make the room appear larger? Answer: A light room will seem larger than if finished in dark col ors. Had I your problem I should use one single light color for every thing: ceiling and woodwork as well os walls. My choice would be light ivory or a pastel shade. Colors to relieve the monotony could be in curtains and upholstery. Floor Cleaning Question: Good oak floors are dis colored and revarnished. How can I clean them and make them light? How can I clean stair treads? Sand ing would be expensive. Answer: At a hardware store you can get an alkali powder to be mixed with water that will take off the varnish and the discolorations. Directions on the label of the box should be carefully followed. Floor Finish Question: What would make a good finish for a newly sanded oak floor? We dislike varnish. Answer: Use a treatment called a seal, which soaks into the wood and becomes part of the surface, rather than lying on it. Any good paint store should have a sealing liquid. If you want to, you can finish i* with wax. White Paint on Red Question: How can I give a white finish to a red seat without the red coming through? Answer: Take oil all present fin ish with point remover, which will also take out much of the red. The remainder can be scaled in with one or two coots of oluminunf point, to be finished with white enamel. Alcohol Stain Question: What will remove white spots left on my walnut bed by spilled alcohol? Answer: Rub with camphorated oil, or use scratchless cleaning pow der moistened with household oil, rubbed on with your finger tip. PATTERNS SEWING CIRCLE YES, a dress to*admire for its V very fresh approach to the 1 problem of looking slim and state- * ly when your figure irf too heavy! Pattern No. 1482-B happily over comes your figure difficulties with a vestee effect through the top, ex tending as a slim waist treatment. The softly gathered side pieces permit easy roominess through the bodice, the low pointed neck-1 line is youthful and flattering to l the face. 1 L The skirt attached at a low , waistline takes pounds away from Uncle Phil Says: Collect in Happiness Some men follow the vocation they like best and never get rich. They don’t seem to care. Courtesy pays 100 per cent divi dends even if you don’t get wait ed on ahead of the man who pounds on the table. A gem of thought is often impaired by a bad selling. Or What You’re After It’s not much good being a “go getter” if you don’t know where you are going. The only thing that anger can make belter is the arch in a cat's back. Make the best you can of the j worst you get. Early Shorthand l__ 1 The earliest record of on organ ized system of shorthand dates from the year 63 B. C., the age of eloquence in Rome. At that time a freedman and friend of Cicero, Marcus Tullius Tiro, in- “ vented a system that was used in recording the speeches of Cicero, Seneca and others in the Roman t senate. Tiro’s method was taught i in the Roman schools, was learned t by emperors, and remained in use t for several centuries. 1 A CYCLE OF HUMAN BITTCRMIHT Advertising gives you new ideas, /\ and also makes them available to you at economical cost. As these new ideas become more accepted, prices go down. As prices go down, more persons enjoy new ideas. It is a cycle of human betterment, and it starts with the printed words of a newspaper advertisement. JOIN THE CIRCLE Q READ THE ADS \ / your hipline because of its adroit piecing and weight-minimizing smoothness at the sides and in back. The dress may be finished with short sleeves or sleeves of the new “below-the-elbow” drape. The style is ' suitable for silk, rayon or wool crepes, for satin, faille or romaine. • • • Barbara Bell Pattern No. 1482-B is de signed for sizes 34 . 36. 38. 40. 42. 44. 46 and 48. Size 36, *,i sleeves requires 4*i yards 39-inch material. Send your or der to: SEWING CIRCLE PATTERN DEFT. Room 1324 311 W. Wacker Dr. Chicago Enclose 15 cents In coins for Pattern No Size Name T*. Address High Time for Pert Miss To Catch Up on Reading Clifton Fadiman, in his book, “Reading I’ve Liked,” warns the layman against spending all his time trying to keep up with the latest books. He tells about one of his old professors who sat be side a pert young thing at a dinner. “Professor,” she piped up, “have you read so-and-so’s new novel?” He confessed he hadn’t. “Oh,” she said, “you’d better hurry—it’s been out over three months.” “Miss,” he said, “have you read Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’?” “Why, no.” “You’d better hurry—it’s been out over six hundred years.” You pay less for Clabber Girl but you use no more . . . Add to this Clabber Girl’s half century record of perfect baking results and you will see why millions of proud homemakers use Clabber Girl, exclusively. Order a can of Clabber Girl from your grocer today. You will be amazed when he tells you the price. You will be delighted with your baking results. You Pay VVferfPVA LESS \ M \\ but us* n<? more Result of Zeal Through zeal knowledge is got ten, through, lack of zeal knowl edge is lostnet a man who knows this double path of gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may grow.—Buddha.