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GIRL SENTENCED TO READ BIBLE ILF W P® > " pf / •/ - KBr $ '■ 018 * < ...... • M M J ■ I ■;•■' V;,";: :•;.: /* v J® i s - . MBWMi I II ~t " : "' 1-1-r --inr - Pearl Ferger Sentenced to two days to bo spent in the Erie county jail reading the Bible, 16-year-old Pearl For ger of Buffalo, N. Y., is shown serving her time. The judge im Boy-Girl Learning New Ways mp y , j F ■>■'■l l ■ - . ' > : •‘ : : : ;f :; v ff •y.^'' s ‘ • . Claire-Clarence Schreckengost, 20, of Dayton. Pa., who is being changed from a girl to a boy by a series of operations to remedy her dwarfism, is finding it hard to choose between feminine and masculine habits. (Ccnt-rf *) Diphtheria Once Scourge Conquered by Doctors By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D. IF YOtJR CHILD were entering school in September, 1890. the chances would have been about 1 to 10 that he or she would contract diphtheria before the year was over. Once contract ed in 1890 the chances would have been about even that the ill ness would have resulted In the child’s death. From 1888 to 1594 the death rate In the Bos ton City hospital was only once below 40 per cent, and tn 1892 It rose to nearly Dr. Clendening SO per cent. This year, even If you take no pre cautions, the chances of your child' catching diphtheria is less than one in two hundred And even if the disease Is con tracted. provided antitoxin Is given on the first day, the chances are 400 to 1 that the child will recover. (The mortality reported by the health department of Chicago shows that patients injected with antitoxin on the first day have a mortality of 027 percent—27/100 of 1 per cent). Has anything more wonderful than this aver happened in our modern civilization? What accomplishment SloM Numskull DEAR NOAM WOULD You SU<>€»6SV THAT SAXOPHONE PLAVER.S PLAV OVER. THE WAVES * THE- first Four, tears? EDDIE Bi.OU<nH- AKRoN^OWO, DEAR NOAH ~ SHOULD I WEAR RIDWS BREECHES the nett time i have A NIGHTMARE ? -BUFFALO Bill, BUFFaIo.HY, —w O— —«,. ■ DEAR. NOAH WILLTHC SQUEAK IN A SHOE LAST-r Bear waLKen, san D\aeo,cAuF. posed the unusual sentence aftet Pearl’s father and mother had her arrested for refusing to obey their orders against going out with a youthful sweetheart. of any other group of men equals this of the medical profession prac tically to wipe out an enemy of man kind—a malignant, deadly enemy which bad taken its toll of hgman lite since the dawn of time and down to less than fifty years ago was still as terrifying and powerful nay, more terrifying and powerful thafl ever? Nor was this any happenstance or accident—merely the ebb and flow that certain diseases have through tiie years. We know that such things happen. For instance. In the case of influenza, we know that the disease mysteriously disappears and will not be heard of for ten. twenty or even forty years: and then suddenly and quite as mysteriously as it went it will come again and engulf the en tire population of the world. But diphtheria was never like that We know of it as long ago as the Babylonian Talmud, during the first century in the writings of Areteue, and continuously ever since in every country it appeared every year. No. the conquest of It was delib erate. And Its beginning is sharply in the year 1895. when antitoxin was generally introduced into practice. In a typical city. Milwaukee, the mortality in 1890-1894 was 116 per 100.000 population. In 1931 it was 214 per same number of people. And, to show how sharp the point of the beginning of the fall ' was, In 1895 the significant year, one year after the mortality was 116. it was less than half of that —51. Noah Numskuu. is ilifWl agganw ,aa DSAft noah = Does a * NUDIST FEEL. LIKE As * traitor, when HIS/ Conies in SHORT PANTS? ( MISS Rose M. COULTER, calsary, .N.eew.-T/s Canada • DEAR NOAH WHEN MOTHS <*ET WTo WINTER ' UNDERWEAR, IS IT, PLANNELET? • AiM. CAR OTHER, -v Signal Mountain,TEH*; ■-V <- -i *—l——W -W«— SEND IN TOUR NUM SKOUUOR -iCTT'nf tt HENBE2SON, (N. C.) DAILY DISPATCH, THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 1934 i r iriLIN HAILS HITLER IN ‘VICTORY’ *■ ■ .• ••■•• •: x • ••.•:•• •• •. x. .. ‘ i j .. .v* ; * $ •• • . *’*■ ... . : ’.v tnf. ! jjTm : .nMlw. Reichsf jehrer Adolf Hitler re turns the Nazi salute to adoring Germans from a window of the chancellery building in Berlin shortly after more than 40,t)00,- 000 voters went to the polls to Do You Know if You’re Right or Left Handed? *y LOGAN CLENPENING. M. D. i READ in a recent magazine ar ticle that Mr. Vernon Gomez, the sensational pitcher for the New York Yankees, started out in life as a right handed in- v , dividual, and is now the great est or the left handed basehall pitchers. He fell from a horse and broke his right arm when he was young, and then began learning baseball all over again, throwing with his left arm. He got so good by hard practice that within a year he was of sered a contract with the Pacific Coast league. The probabilities are that he was left handed all the time and that at first he was corrected, or decided himself, to imitate the rest Os the world and developed his right hand instead of his natural instincts. I would like to know if he stut tered when he was young and if his stuttering left him when he began to use his left arm. Because one of the most plausible theories of stut tering is that the stutterer is nat urally left handed and is taught to be right handed, thus causing an un balance of cerebral dominance. It has been explained several times in these columns. A great many tests have been de vised to determine whether a given individual is dominantly right or left OUR YESTERDAYS When II Duce Was Just a Cit izen And Not Even a Very Desired One B Mussolini being arrested Ipß Bg.* ll ’ HwEimP- ■" At his desk after becoming premier. PREMIER BENITO MUSSOLINI has pot always beeu hailed as *TI Duce” There was a time, of course, wheji Mussolini was just another Italian citizen, and sometimes, a very undesirable one. During an archistic demonstrations, in 1915, tor example, Mussolini was placed vote “Ja” under swastika influ ence in the nation-wide plebi scite. Almost 5,000,000 citizens replied to Nazi pleas for a per fect “rollcalt*’ with a decided “Nein". handed or ambidextrous. For In stance: In using tools with long handles, such -as a hoe, rake, shovel, golf clubs, do you put your right hand or left hand near the outer end of the handle? In which direction do you sweep— toward the right, left, or have you no particular choice? With which foot do you kick? Which hand deals the cards? Which hand holds the .salt shaker? ' Which hand goes into the coat first? Under which arm do you usually carry books? Which shoe do you take off first? Which hand picks up the left shoe in dressing? Right shoe? Which glove do you put on first? Which hand supports you in rising from a sitting position on the floor? These questions may not he of any value except passing interest to. yon If you have a speech disorder, such as stuttering, on the contrary they may be of first rate importance. There is one, however, which is of value to everyone. Which side do you sleep on? But that is another story which will be taken up tomorrow. EDITOR S NOTE: Six pamphlets by Dr. Clendening can now he ob tained by sending 10 cents in coin, for each, and a self-addressed envelope stamped witn a three-cenf stamp, to Dr. Logan Clendening. in care of this paper. The pamphlets are: “In digestion and Const ipation.'* “Re ducing and Gaining,” "Infant Feed ing.” “Instructions lor the Treatment of Diabetes." “Feminine Hygiene** and “The Care ol the Hair and Skin." gm. it fW >,iaßLv . jwßp Dr. Clendening under arrest and hustled off to jail when he became a bit obstrep erous at a meeting. The attitude toward Mussolini changed consid erably by 1922 when fascism took control of Italy after the famous march oj! the Blackshirts on the Italian capital. —-OUR YESTERDAYS— When Dayton \Vas Inundated by a Gveat Flood, Taking Enormous Toll in Lives and Property View* of tjio great Dayton flood. DESPITE MAN’S energetic ef forts to defend himself against dis astrous eruptions of nature, the • elements frequently find away to beat his ingenuity. Prior to 1913, the city of Payton and its Imme • diate vicinity seented cats enough ■ Important Notice? Every year prior to the opening of the Hender son Tobacco Market, local merchants are greet ed with smiling faces and open palms by repre sentatives of state newspapers, who have come to help them advertise their business arid to re lieve them of as many of their advertis ing dollars as possible. In buying advertising space in newspapers with large circulations, many advertisers overlook the fact that only a small portion of the large circu lation they are buying is m their trade territory, yet they must pay for the entire circu lation regardless of where it may be. Using Henderson as an example, advertisers here are asked by outside newspapers to pay an advertising rate three times as large as the rate charged by the Daily Dispatch, when it is ex tremely doubtful if any out of town newspaper can offer half as much circulation in the Hender son trade territory as that offered by the Daily Dispatch. This is certainly true as to rural sub scribers, because the large newspapers after leaving their immediate home territory, circu late chiefly in the towns instead of the rural sections. In other words, it is just like asking a Henderson merchant to pay $9.00 for one pair of shoes in some other town, when he can buy two pairs of the same shoes in Henderson for $3.00. All of which makes advertising in the State news papers, as far as local,merchants are concerned, not only expensive, but very unnecessary, unless one just wants to make a contribution. Think It Over? ■ from floods with its embankments and dams on the Big Miami river. But on March 25 of that year, the swollen torrents of the riyer over flowed the banks and broke down all other barriers, Inundating the district. This great flood, which spread to other parts of Ohio and other states, cause’ l 732 persons to lose their Uvea, ana a property damage, in Dayton aJone, of $128,- 000,000. The Miami vai’.ey has since been harnessed Is a gigantic flood control project.