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Department Devoted to Attractive
Something to
Think About
IV YOU mill the cublo news you saw
a few days ago an Item from Bom
bay which saiil that the stock and ex
change markets of that city had been
closed and that a general religious
Strike was In prospect because two
KuroK'un boys ha'd killed two pigeons
in the streets of tlie city.
The unlives considered the pigeons
acred and tlie strike resulted because
the police did not take the action 1
which the natives thought should have ,
followed the destruction of tlie birds.
Itoiu the beginning of history there
bt u record of animal worship by hu
man beings.
Tlie carvings and crude paintings of .
the earliest Egyptian periods, which
are the first picture record that we
have, show the rstivm In which the
lower forms of life were held.
The cat was especially venerated by
the ancients anil In the tombs of
Egyptian rulers and nobility are found
wonderful carvings of cat heads, some
times pictured as being on human
The tops -of funeral jars which were
placed In the tomb to contain either
food or toilet preparations for the use
of the duud had covers of cat heads
wonderfully true to nature. The
Metropolitan Museum in New York
tias numerous examples of these jurs.
Tlie bull was a sacred animal for
centuries and some modern savage
populations still worship it and lead
it, gorgeously decorated, In all their .
ftate ceremonials, (ireek and Roman '
mythology ami history are filled with
references to the sacredness of the I
bull and It figures largely iu both
painting and sculpture, j
In India, no matter how near to
narration a man may lie he will tint i
take food from a dog nor kill It to
eat. although dogs are recognized as
a staple article of food In the Philip-
pines and other parts of the world.
To kill a dog In India would lie al-
uiost sacrilegious.
We cannot hold ourselves as wholly
Immune from animal worship. To the
owl we ascribe a wisdom wholly ab
sent from that dull and witless bird.
His brain power is not to be compared
t'laia food Is quite enough for me;
Three courses are as good as ten;
If nature can subsist on three,
Tluink heaven fur three. Amen!
I always thoutjht cold victuals nice;
My choice would be vanilla Ice.
-O. W. Holmes
A NICE way to cook pork chops
for u busy day Is to place them
over a pan of thinly sliced potatoes,
seasoning well with salt and pepper,
bake until the chops are well done,
and serve from the baking dish. The
moisture in the potatoes nnd the fat
"ra the pork will be sufficient to make
the dish of the right consistency.
Kven a small family may enjoy a
dish of sauerkraut by covering a
quart of kraut with a slice of nice
pork steak; usually there Is very lit
tle salt needed; bake until the steak
and kraut are well cooked. Long, slow
rooking of at least three hours makes
a fine well seasoned dish. Another
way of cooking kraut Is to mil a nice
spare rib around it and bake long nnd
siowty, adding salt If needed, and
pepper to taste.
Sour Roast.
Take four or five pounds of the
rump of beef, one medium sized onion,
six whole cloves (stick these In the
meat), one-half cupful of elder "Ine
Itar, one cupful of canned tomatoes,
one cupful of boiling water. Put all
Into n kettle and cook tightly covered;
when nearly done, salt to taste. Strain
the gravy and thicken with flour; cook
until smooth. Serve around the ment
Swiss Steak.
Have two pounds of round steak
cut one Inch thick, lay It on a ment
board, and with the edge of a saucer
pound Into It a cupful of flour or more,
tornlng and pounding it well. Have
tablespoonful of suet fat In a hot
frying pan, lay In the steak and brown,
lly Friends monopolize,
me. aqi
TKey mt-ke. me $o
vKereer tKev pletae..
JTKey redly interrupt
I rrw life.
Ht5 well I Kwe some.
.1 - . 1
' (IwiXTdv. ;l ju.t "
; life jM .7
Wlif ,
with that of the crow, one of the most
Intelligent of the feathered tribes.
We ascribe great wisdom to the fox
whose achievements are not nearly
equal to those of the beaver, the most
Inierestlng of all the animal kingdom.
The reason for the ancient venera
tion of tlie animals and the modern
regard In Bombay for the welfare of
pigeons Is that the ople believe that
they have some peculiar power of pro
tection from disaster or "bad luck."
The human mind, when It does not
I have any proven thing to believe. Is
always willing to substitute superstl-
The sufferer from rheumatism after
I he has found other remedies Inef-
i tVctive, will resort to carrying a horse
1 .imsttiut In his pocket. Tlie gambler
puts his lucky coin on the table as
j siNin as fortune begins to run against
! him. Half the baseball teams In the
country pay a salary to a mascot and
transport him about the country for
his presumable effect on the winning
of games.
If you spill the salt, you throw a I
watching closely not to let even a bit
scorch; then cover with boiling water
and simmer over low heat for two or
three hours, add the seasoning after
the meat has browned ; onions may
be added, if desired. The meat, if
cooked slowly, will be very tender
and have u good gravy to serve with It. j
(). 1921, Western Newspaper t'nloD.)
How to Succeed How to Get E
Ahead How to Make Good E
ONK of tlie best known nnd most
successful retail sellers of books
iu this country went on record recent
ly, in u sjieech made before the Wom
en's National Bookselling association,
ns believing that an era of great ex
pansion for tne small bookshop is at
hand, and he added that he thought
women were particularly suited to '
take a lurge part In this expansion.
"1 think that many women who have j
worked as librarians would make first-
class booksellers, and I think that a I
good huslnes woman could not do
better than put her money Into a
small book shop in any of the thou
sands of towns throughout America
where there Is no such shop at pres
ent." He added that there was al
ways a better chance of succeeding
with a bookstote In a town that had
a puiilic library, than in oie where
there was no such Institution.
Vet It is possible for a clever woman
to so arrange things that her little
store will necome an attraction even
in a neighborhood that has not yet
acquired a taste for rending. Special
programs and lectures could be ar
ranged for in the shop; tnere should
be a carefully thought out plan by
whlen to attract the children; there
might be poster displays that would
strike the popular fancy. The thing
to do Is to get people to come to the
store In the first place, by any means
that will seem effective, 'the actual
buying of books would come later, bat
it would come.
"Let the women get In now," said
the speaker, "for we are at the begin
ning of an Important and interesting
expansion of retail bookselling. The
more bookstores there are, the better
each -will do, for book buying Is a
progressive disease. Once you catch
It, you enn never shake It off. The
Held is tremendous, and there Isn't a
more Interesting profession In the
Toe line forms at the right don't
crowd, please.
Magazine Material
pinch of It over your shoulder to allay
the unhappy results which you half
believe may follow. You will not walk
unitor i tritlilt.r notl If von irt out of
the house and have to return for some-
thing you think vou must sit down
before vou go out again.
. .
You very likely thought, If you rend
the lioinbay Item, "What fools those
people ar to make so much of a row
over the killing of a couple of pig
eons." The gentleman In Itombay
would be equally amused if he knew
that you attached great power to the
breaking of a mirror to bring you bud
One superstition Is about as silly as
another and so long as we harbor be
liefs which have neither reason nor
logic to support them, we are not In
a position to criticize the people who
do not want their pet opinions Inter
fered with by foreign unbelievers.
The best way to avoid this kind of
trouble is to have no superstitions
oni selves but to respect the weak
nesses of those who persist In foolish
THIS Is the time of the bust-up,
This Is the end of the trull:
Though ynur Icln' vou do
Still the ground will come through
An' your icln' an' cussln' will fall.
The eaves are a-drlppln' at midnight
An' c Hit of the south comes a sob:
I Vou kin talk about loss
' All you like, Mister Iloss,
Hut Spring has got back on the Job.
You kin rave all you like of the timber
Thet lays In the woods at the stump,
Vou kin swear you will haul
Kv'ry stick of it all
To the road au' the bank 'an the
j Hut she's got all creation ag'in you,
I The sun an' the wind an' all that,
An' she'll bust ev'ry road
An' she'll stand ev'ry load
! An' your timber will stay where
It's at.
Vou ought to know sometlilu' of
woman '
You've seen her both single an' wed ;
Vou know you can't stir
Any notion In her
When once it gits Into her head.
Hut. of all of the contrary women,
Miss Spring is tlie worst of the lot;
When you want her to freeze
uc cartoonist j
She will thaw, If you please,
An' she'll freeze when you're wantln'
It hot.
No use to dispute with a heifer
Kr argue a case with a skirt;
If Spring wants to thaw,
Neither reason ner law
Will keep her from dolu' you dirt.
it's will er It's won't with a woman
She says when she won't er she will
Vou kin talk till you're black
In the face, but the shack
Will be bossed by the pettlconts still.
We think we're her lord an' her
She swears she will love an obey,
We think we're the head
Of the house, as she said
We would be when we bore her
But a month or so after the weddin',
When honeymoon season Is flown,
She quits saylu' "dear"
An' she gits on her ear
An' she kicks us plumb off of the
It's likewise up here In the timber;
We think we are runnln' the thing;
We're falling the trees
An' we're makln' It freeze
But all of a sudden It's Spring.
Then It's mix up a walk fer the
An' can the whole macklnaw mob;
No use fer the boss
Er the crew er the hoss
Miss Spring has got back On the Job.
' A
Fairy Tale
ii tomiuMt l fijllN UH'Jmi ufciuN i.i i
"It Is springtime," said the llttlii
prairie dogs to the ones who were
still asleep, "(let
up, lazy bones,
get up!
"Springlime Is
here! We want
to dig anil look
at the world
above our
mounds, (let tip.
every prairie dog.
G e t u p ! The
springtime in
here. The time
that tlie animals
love the best. We
have had a line
w I n te r ' s sleep.
We "are well rest
ed. We have had
naps aplenty anil
"Above Our
tweet dreams,
"We are the
Inst to go to bed In the fall, It Is true,
Just as late an are the chipmunks, but
still we must get up now. We would
even neep forth f a warm day should
come before the springtime. The
warm weather Is so nice,
"Wo got good and fat last fall. Now
we must work and play and be busy.
Yes, we must be up and about, for the
springtime has come. The Animal''
Springtime. Perhaps the springtime
doesn't Just come for the animals who
so enjoy It after their winter sleep,
nut It almost seems that way. It al
most does I
"It almost seems us though the
springtime were Just for us"
"We have had a longer sleep than
any of tlie others," said tlie Richard-
son (irouml-Sqiilrrois. "Kspeclully we
. .i.i t. - . , ,.
I omrr iiicuii'ers or tne ranniy. me
j younger ours didn't come to bed as
j soon as we did. We went to bed last
i summer during the fatter pnrfr of the
",mv- 1int we "k P' ingtlme,
! ' " love,y sprlnjrilnm So, all of the
! ,",''n''n wuml-S.wlrreK hear the
j call of the spring and awaken ! For
j we do uot stay awake long nnd we
! want to be awake at the best time of
tlie year, which the Hlcliardson
(irotmil-Squlrreis think Is the spring."
"Jump up. Jump up," said Mrs.
Jumping Mouse. There were still a
number of Jumping Mice who bad not
"Jump up, Jump up, for the spring
time lias come." And the Jumping
Mice who were already up sang this
song to the ones who were getting up:
"Murry, hurry up. Jump, Jump. Jump!
"Don't stay asleep like lump, lump,
I u nip:
"Tip frisky and nay, he frisky md gay.
"I'or this is u wonderful springtime day.
"You've slept nough; It Is tlir.e to
"And If you don't get up. you'll hav to
be shaken. "
So the Jumping Mice who were not
already tip, got up with a Jump and
began frisking about, too.
All over the country the animals1
who hail been asleep for the winter
ere getting up. They were In their
own colonies and others were scat
tered here and. there.
"(let up. get up," said tlie boars to
ncli other. "We've slept long enough.
"We want to go
hunting for ber
ries and vege
tables. Get up,
lazy hears!"
So the bears all
Rot up.
"(let up, get
up," cried Mrs.
Womlchuck to her
family. "Cet tip
and let's see If
the farmers have
begun to plant
their vegetables."
For Mrs. Wood
chuck knew that
that would make
ill of her family
set up.
"Come Out."
"Come out of
your holes and see the world, and see
tlie sunshine mid the springtime! The
fine springtime when everything Is
coming up r.uc of the ground, the
woodchucks, too!"
So all over the country animals
were awakening from their winter's
sleep and were brushing their spring
suits and looking their very best as
they started forth for adventure and
to do their marketing.
And ull of the animals sang .and
chirped and talked in'groups, and this
Is what most of them said:
"The springtime, the springtime. Is the
happy, happy season. '
"It's wHklnx up time, and that Is the
main reason.
"W wouldn't be happy If we hadn't slept
"But we slept most aoundly, we're de
lighted to tell.
"We're ready for adventures and plenty
of fun;
"We're out In the air again, right hlow
Mr. Sun.
"And we think l world Is very fine, but
the springtime best of all;
"ho think so many animals, little ones
and tall."
And Miss Springtime smiled and
said to Mr. Sun:
"They are very flattering to me, but
it is most pleasant, most pleasant,
Mr. Sun."
Lesson in Punctuation.
"Dnd, how would you punctuate this
sentence: 'A five-dollar bill blew
around the corner.' "
"Put a period at the end of the sen
tence." "I wouldn't; I'd make a dash after
the five-dollar bill."
Plenty of Cheerful Occupation.
It Is not only children who have to
be prorlded with occupation, In order
to be kept out of mischief. Older girls
who do not have enough to do, grow
blue and despondent and think they
are of no use In the world. Keep
yourself out of this sort of mischief
by prorldlng yourself with plenty of
cheerful, stimulating occupation.
Girls' Companion.
Eyee Not Eyes.
When are eyes not eyes? When the
wind makes them water.
- reif."r'
(Copy fur Thin 1'i'puriiiutn
lh( American l-tKltin News
Walter H. A. Coleman, Adjutant Lon
don Pvst, No. 1, Organized Body
In British Capital.
Although lie Is thousands of miles
from National lleid(iiurtors, Walter
11. A. Coleman, ad
jutant of London
1'ost No. 1 of the
American Legion,
is In close touch
with the entire
Legion program.
Mr. Coleman was
one of Ihe found
ers of t hi Legion
at lis first mucus
In Carls and or
ganized the post
III the ISritlsli cap
ital. Horn In Phila
delphia, Ha,, Mr, Coleman was edu
cated In private schools In that city
and in New Vork. 1 Miring Ids business
experience Iu various departments of
the Pennsylvania .railroad, he lived In
Philadelphia, New Vork City, Albany,
N. Y Indianapolis, Ind., nnd Hetlile
hem, Pa.
During the war Mr. Coleman served
In toe American lestroyer I'lotllln,
which had Its base at (jueeiistown, Ire
land. Since the war he has been con
nected with the United States Embassy
In London.
London Post of the Legion took a
lending part In decorating Hie graves
of American soldiers burled lu Kngluud
Memorial luy, l'.r.'ii.
Nashville, Tenn., Post Tackles Hard
Problem and Makes Most Effi
cient Showing.
In accordance with the general ue-"
tlvlty of Auiericun Legion posts In
meeting the unemployment crisis us)
it affects tlie ex-seivlcu nmn. Nusli-
vllle, Tenn., Post bus tackled the sit
uation with u considerable degree of
Argonne enthusiasm.
An employment bureau bus lieen es
tablished lu charge of a Legion mem
ber, who devotes his full time to It.
Both Job applicants ami employers
Keeking men are listed lu a curd in
dex, according to their abilities and
When u man applies at tlie Legion
headquarters for a Job, lie Is required
to fill out a blank giving tlie follow
ing Information: Name, address,
pluce of birth, married or single; If
he Is an ex-servh man, If he has de
pendents, special training and schools
attended, Willi the extent of the edu
cation gained.'
Trade test questions ait;: "Can you
speak any foreign language ;" "Do you
understand curd-Index system;" "Can
you operate a switchboard;" "Can you
use a typewriter efficiently;" "Are
you good at figures;" "Can you run an
automobile or truck."
Trades Included in the list of Job
applicants for one day were ele-trlo
inn, druggist, salesman. a tinting
clerk, buokkeeiier, duuglitsiumt. Insur
ance salesman, machinist and mitt
tressi maker.
When the Job s:-eker has filed his
application, he Is given a card to show
that he has registered with the Le
gion bureau. When he is sent to an
employer in response to a call, he Is
given a card of introduction stating
that he Is sent by the Legion bureau.
Ills original application, together with
the secretary's1 Indorsement or esti
mate of the man, Is forwarded to the
prospective employer.
By arrangement with tlie negro post
of the Legion, the employment bureau
Is able to answer calls for negro la
bor, applicants for work being listed
with the negro secretary.
The work of the employment bureau
Is supported by funds available In the
I.egIon treasury from a post show
given last year. Another entertain
ment will be given soon to nils money
for further operation of the bureau.
Chairman Woman's Auxiliary Commit
tee of New York Asserts World
War Men Should Be Honored.
'If any clnss Is favored In handing
out state Jobs It should be the veter
ans of the World
The speaker was
Miss Buy C Saw
yer, chairman of
the Women's Aux
iliary Committee
of the New Vork
Department of the
American Lcglou,
Her audience was
composed of mem
hers of the New
York Assembly Ju
diciary committee.
.Miss Suwyer spoke
before the committee In behalf of a
bill to give preference to veterans lu
civil service employment In New York.
The bill was backed by the New York
Legion organization.
"Adopt HospiUl Ward" Slogan.
"Adopt a hospital ward" Is the slo
gan of more than thirty posts of the
Amerlcsn Legion In Rrooklyn and
Kings County, N. T. The New York
Legionnaire, are endeavoring to cheer
up 1.100 disabled veterans In Fox Hills
hospital, Htaten Island, N. Y.
Legislator Is Ousted.
Texas Members of the American
Legion obtained the expulsion of a
member of the state legislature who
was convicted of obstructing the se
lective service act
y - iL-"'
Lincoln (Neb.) Post Takes Exceptions
to Covernmont Official's Demand
for Use of German,
A resolution requesting the govern
ment to relieve Henry C. Jitrins, post
master of Kmerahl, Neb., from his of
fice was passed by Lincoln (Neb.)
I'ost No. 3 of the American Legion, as
a result of Hie postmaster's efforts to
supplant Ihe American language by
Ihe (leriimn language In a church of
The trouble started when the pastor
of the church hulled two legion mem
bers to deliver patriotic addresses in
the church. When the speakers ap
peared, Janus objected to (heir pres
ence nnd called for a vote of the con
gregation to decide whether they
should be ousted. It was the will of
the majority that the Legionnaires
should not be heard. After the vote,
Ihe legion members quietly left the
The pastor, whose Invitation to tlie
Legion men was made In an endeavor
to conciliate the pro-fiermnn and
American elements of his church In
their controversy over the use of the
American or (ionium language, then
took the Hour and expressed his sur
prise ut the turn of events tiuil left
the no-etlng,
In coii;Mie-.latloii of the patience of
tlie Amerlcat Legion members a Lin
coln newspaper expresses the follow- j
ln;r sentiment ,'i Its editorial col
mi, ns:
"The policy of the Legion to send
speakers to address meetings ou In
vital ion only and to touch American
ism by example rather tn;m by force,
bus everything to comment! It- The
small groups of unassluilfated font
elgners In this country can readily In
curdled Into compact musses by hate.
(in the other hand, they can be dis
solved in time by patience and friend
ship. The American LegiMi Is honor
ing the name It bears whn It adopts
tlie In Iter course."
Peiper Post Unveils to inument in
Honor of Vetsrans Wito Served
In Last Four Wars.
Frederick K. Peiper Post of the
American Legion at Cll iton, Mich.
has unveiled u monument erected by
the post In honor of sons of Clinton
who served lu the last four wurs of
the country.
Putrlotie citizens of the town do
nated a plot of ground siurroundlng
the monument, which will be convert
Memorial to Men of Four Wars.
ed Into a beautiful park. The monu
ment Is built of stone with a bronze
tnblet bearing the following Inscrip
tion :
"In Memorlnm Dedicated to her
sons who gave their lives for Free
dom's cause In four wars, by the vil
lage of Clinton, the Mexican War 1840,
War of the Rebellion lSOMSOo, Spanish-American
War 1898, Great World
War inu-1918."
Schuyler (Neb.) Post Endeavoring to-
Assist Grand Army Man Who
Has Been Stricken.
The gratitude and loyalty of mem
bers of the American Legion to their
comrades of the Grand Army of the
Republic la Illustrated by the Legion
post at Schuyler, Nob., which Is en
deavoring to obtain aid for a Civil war
veteran of that city, who Is suffering
from cancer.
"The post Is In need of advice as
to how we enn assist this hero of an
other war," the pewt commander
writes, "He Is stopping with relatives,
who are doing all they can, but since
the have to employ a nurse, I know
thnt they cannot continue to care for
III ni because of lack of funds,
"Now, we would like to have you
take It up und see If something enn't
lie done for the old veteran. This Is
a worthy case and I believe anything
the Legion enn do for the old hoys
who wore the blue will lie appreciated.
There are but a few of them left, and
I think the Legion would do well to
look after them, since no one else will
do so."
In Harmony With Legion.
Following an address by Robert A.
Lnltoux, national Held organizer of the
American Legion before a Joint session
of both houses of the Nevada legis
lature, C. W. Fnrrlngton, slate organ
izer for the American Federation of
Labor In Nevada, and a number of
union members of the bodies stated
that they were In harmony with the
Legion's policies and that their or
ganization stood with tne wgion
Its light against radicalism.
, Auxiliary Fllee Protest
The Women's Auxiliary of the Amer
ican Legion in New Jersey ha pnssed
a resolution of protest against the
appointment of Brigadier General
Howard Borden aa head of the state
patlonal guard because of Ids lack
of experience In the World war.
New Auxiliary. Secretary,
Miss MIzetts McCoy of Sallna, Kan,
has been selected as state secretary
of the Kansns Department of the
Women' Auxiliary of the American
(Conducted by Nuiiunul Council of the
Boy Remits of America.)
Scouts everywhere i.re Interested In
gardening and forestry. In a recent
Issue of Roys' Life, the chief scout
executive reminds the boys of the
movement that there Is another kind
of planting going on all the time,
whether they are conscious of the
process or not, Mr. West says:
'Roy time Is essentially planting
time. The habits you are forming now
are the ones you will reap the harvest
of when you get to manhood. And
that Is where scouting comes In as a
sort of expert gardener to show you
what to plant, and how and why to
plant It. ;
"One of tlie accusations that Is
sometimes made, with some Justice,
against the American people, as a
whole, Is our lack of thoroughness, our
tendency to be 'jacks of many trades,'
expert nt none. This charge should
never be allowed to fit or hit a scout.
Thoroughness and the doing of a given
task, 'pan honor, to tlie best of our
ability should be, nnd I am glad to
say usually Is, characteristic of boys
who are scouts. Kven if it Is a small
thing in itself, like learning to tie
a certain kind of knot, keep nt it until
ynti hnve the trick completely mas
tered, and can tie the knot any time,
any place, Just right, as speedily and
deftly as possible.
"Take the matter of first aid, when
you ure learning to make bnndnges
aird tourniquets, studying nnd prac
ticing what to do In case of a certain
accident or how to prevent Hint acci
dent from happening, put your whole
mind nnd skill into it. Learn to do
it, not 'any old way,' but Just right,
so that if the time conies when you
are called upon, In the flush of an
Instant to put thnt knowledge to prac
tical use, you will not be found wnnt
Ing. "lie prepared. Sow habits of en
ergy, patience, perseverance, 'ruin
your mind and body to work together
In splendid nlllance. Live clean liv!s,
think clean thoughts, rend great books,
follow true heroes, like Abraham Lin
coln and Theodore Roosevelt. Plant
for tomorrow und manhood."
In connection with the new Interna
tional scout magazine representing all
tlie scouta of the world, the chief scout
of Spuln makes this statement:
"To create an International Journal
which shall be the expression of tlie
. . . . d t .1. I at.
common Idea is mat nounsn wm-iuu
the boy scouts' flag throughout the
world : and with that Journal to carrry
to the farthest corners of the earth
the common desire for physical and
moral redemption for which men of
goodwill In all climes ure striving, will
lie to endow with a new strength, wltb
the winged nnd powerful strength of
written thought, this gignntlc crusade
of universal brotherhood which already
hinds with strong links the youth of
ull countries, without distinction of
race or frontier.
"The boy scouts of Spain, who are
working for their country and for their
well-being, follow the Inspiration of
Raden-Powell'g Immortal doctrine.
cannot forget thnt they are pnrt or
that enteririse, or that In all nations
they hare brothers with the same de
sires and Ideals; and for :hls reason
they rally with enthuslusm to tne
work of their common publication,
which will llnd in us fervent propa
gandists If It serves, as we hope, to
strengthen and encourage the noble
scout alms."
At Its annual meeting, March 1, the
National council elected the following
new officers: Honorary president.
Warren 0.' Harding; honorary vice-
president, Woodrow Wilson ; vice presi
dent, Harold McCormlck of Chicago.
New members of the national execu
tive board are Messrs. Richmond Dean
of Chicago, Mr. McCormlck, and Sir.
James J. Phelan of Boston, former
officers re-elected ore as follows: Ex
ecutive board members, Daniel Car
ter Heard, Alfred W. Deter, Lewis B.
.awtry. Walter W. Head, Jeremiah w.
Jeuks, George D. Pratt and Mortimer
Schiff: honorary vice presidents,
Hon. William H. Taft. Daniel Carter
ReRrd, Hon. W. O. McAdoo; president,
Colin H. Livingstone or Masnmgton;
vice presidents, Bejamln Dulnney of
Bristol, Tenn.. Arthur Letts of Los
Angeles. Cal- Milton A. McRae of De
troit, Mich.; Mortimer L. SchllT, New
York City ; National scout commission
er, Daniel Carter Beard; treasurer,
George D. Pratt, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Thirteen Rome (N. Y.) scouts re
cently organized themselves Into an
archery ' club and are making bowa
nnd arrows for themselves. One of
the most striking scout displays In
connection with the sportsman show
In New York last winter was an arch
ery demonstration given by a Manhat
tan trou p, with old English yew bows.
Archery Is a fascinating recreation
and Is Incidentally splendid training
In accuracy, observation and-co-ordina-tlon
of mind, eye and muscle.
'10n the southwest slope of this
knoll they made their camp," wrltea
Ida M. Tnrhell of the first Lincoln
home In Indiana to her "Boy Scouts'
Life of Lincoln," In the Boys' Life.
"It was what the woodsman , knows
as a half-faced camp. Two strong
straight trees about 14 feet apart,
standing to the east and west, were
hosen and trimmed and hewn to serve
ns corner posts. . The east, west and
north sides were then Inclosed' In log f
cabin fashion.

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