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ROANOKE RAPIDS HERALD, ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C.
Our Unknown Soldier Lies in State in Capitol scours (Conducted by National Council of tha Boy Bcouti at America.) Interesting Features for Hcm Heading Marine teartment RTTNsW. " ,,Av,v,,,.,-.,,.,a,vls ,,,N,w,v,.M,;i,,,,i,,i , n , 1 1 1 1 , .M OLD-FASHIONED DOLLS OI.D-FASHIOXKD LITTLE GIKL In the fnimo over tin- tlrcpluce , luiil played In the nxnn n long, long (lino hbo, but never until this night liiid Hbe dune more than look out from her frame. Hut one night when the clock Rtruck the Int stroke of twelve, before nny of the toys could move or spenk out, from her frame on the wall leuned the Old-Fnshlnned Little Girl. On the edge of the frame she plnced one little slippered foot, lier little hands holding on to the sides of the fnime. Then out cnnio the other foot nnd this she placed on the shelf, and there she stood looking nil around the playroom. "Where are nil my old friends?" ngnln she asked. Heautlful French Poll, dressed In the latest style, replied: "I don't be lieve they nre here, unless It Is Teddy Hear. He lins been here longer than any of us." "Teddy Itenr?" the Mttle Girl re pented. "I never lipard of hhn. It was Xlnn, n biff rag doll, nnd Lydln, n wax doll, who were my friends In the She Placed One Little Slippered Foot on the Frame. old days, nnd, Oh, yes, there wns n dear little chlnn doll, with black hnlr inn) blue eyes, named Hetty. Oh, I do wish I could find them." Then nil the toys held their breath, for right o(T of the big shelf Jumped the Little Girl, landing on the floor on her feet, safe nnd sound. "Oh-oo," gasped nil the toys. "Oh, thnt Is nothing," laughed the Little Girl, smoothing her flowered dress. "I hnve done thnt before. You 'air Jump from high places nnd not be hurt n bit If you know how." "Ob, what n funny dress you have on," snld the Little Girl to Heautlful W H Y- CAN CATS SEE IN THE DARK? STUICTLY speaking, cnts cannot see In complete darkness nny more than humnn beings can. Rut, owing to a pecullnr construction of their eyes, they can mnke much bet ter use of whatever light there Is nnd. ns a result, they can find a way through a room which appears to be very dnrk. The pupils of a cat's eyes are eapa ble of being enlarged or distended to a grent extent, thus letting In every particle of light. Moreover, this en largement of the pupil tnkes place al most Instantly nnd there Is therefore little apparent hesitancy on the part of a cnt which enters a dark room after being' In the bright light. Tho same principle holds good, In a lesser extent, In the human eye, for after we "become accustomed to the dark" or after the pupils of our eyes become sulllelently distended to allow the rays to enter we are able to see much more clenrly and distinctly thnn for merly. This, however, tnkes an ap preciable time, while It occurs auto matically In the eye of the cat. (Coprrlfht.) s Lin m.i'if ' - - - --.. .jim.i.i.i il ' "What's in a Name?" Facts about your name: its history meaning, whence it was derived, significance, your lucky day and lucky jewel By mildred Marshall triscilla. TUB chnrmlng demure name of Prlscllla signifies "ancient," a denotation to which It has every right, since It cornea from the very old Lattn. The PrlscJ, according to Nle buhr, were the orlglnnl Latin tribe whose name acquired Its sense of ace from their antiquity. The most dis tinguished I'rlsct of history was Mar cue Porcliis Prlscns Caton and number of the Prise! are to be found among the early Roman martyrs. Whether Prlscllla was the name given to the daughters of this family or not Is matter ot conjecture. The first Prlscllla of whom we have rec ord was a fellow-worker of St. Paul. In her honor this feminine v form gained great prevalence In England, especially among the Puritans. America, of course,, received her through the Charming romance of Prls cllla and John Alden and CaDt. Miles Blandish, whew '.the famous otter- French Doll. "And don't you ever go to sleep? My wax doll used to shut her eyes. She was the latest thing In dolls when I lived here." "I am the very latest style doll," explained French Poll, "and all the newest ones are like me.' "Well, I'd rather have my Lydla doll," replied the Little Girl. "Now, I wonder where she can be." "If you cannot find Nina, nnd Lydla, nnd Hetty, why don't you play with us?" asked Heautlful French DU. "We never have anyone to sing to us, nnd rock us, nnd play house." So nil the littlest dolls climbed into her lap nnd the big ones sat on the floor and Teddy Hear und Bu-bn Sheep and Woolly Dog and Calico Cat und everyone and everything got as close as It could to Old-Fushloned Little Girl nnd listened. All at once a ray of daylight peeped under the curtain nnd everybody Jumped. Little Girl ran to the closet and opened the door. "The step-ladderwhere Is It?" she cried In great distress, and then she ran to tho fire place and looked at the empty frame, but It was no use, she could not get Up there, for more daylight came Into the playroom and ended the magi.' power given to those who lived there. When the little girl who lived In the bouse ran Into the playroom that morning she stopped at the door and looked. Then she called to her moth er, for there on the floor surrounded by nil the toys wns Old-Fashioned Little Girl flat on her face. "Oh, Greut Aunt Alible fell out of her frame," exclaimed the mother, picking up the broken glass that cov ered the picture. "I must have n jiew glass fitted and the picture put bnck In the frame." The Right Thing at the Right Time By MARY MARSHALL DUFFEE OCEAN ETIQUETTE. Good breedlnn la tho remit of much food aenae. Cheaterfleld. IT IS so many months since Ameri cans have taken trips for pleasure that we must brush up a little on tho question of the etiquette of oceun travel. War workers and the men In the expeditionary forces were trans ported under such very different cir cumstances from those of pleasure travel that ns far as the small points of manners go It was on entirely different proposition. Under ordinary circumstances the woman ocean voyager has a good many letters to write during the first few hours of her voyage because It Is considered only courteous for her to send oft little notes of thanks to those who have sent flowers, books or other presents, by the mull that is taken off with the ship's pilot. However, these letters need not lie long, as surely no one would expert you to miss all the pleasure of being on deck during the first of your voyage In order that you might dwell at grent length on your appreciation of their generosity. The question Is sometimes asked whether It Is In good form to use the stationery such as Is provided by the ocean lines, or whether It Is not better to use one's own stationery. Good form seems to sanction (lie use of the ship's stationery, nnd It is surely more Interesting to those who received let ters to hnve them on this pnper. Suppose you know no one on ship Knnr-.i Must von therefore keen to yourself because there1 Is no way for vou to hnve Introductions to ine other nnssengers? Certainly not. It Is quite good form for you to negm with a courteous good morning au nnce, "Why don't you spenk for your self, John?" arose. The vogue of the nnme ns a model of demureness nnd maiden propriety wns wldesprend throughout New Eng. land nnd hns been much used In song and story In this country. But Outside of America and England and her early fume In Home, Prlscllla hns had no popularity whatever. The abundance of harsh consonants have made her Impossible of translation Into French nnd Spanish, nnd even Germany re jects her. England, through hatred of the Puritans, cared little for her, and she hns almost dropped out of exist ence there. Only th America does she still flourish through the offices of Longfellow's Immortal poem. The amethyst Is Prlsdlla's talis mnnlc gem. It ts snld to control- evil thoughts, to quicken the Intelligence and, according to an old legend, has a sobering effect upon anyone Intox icated from wine or love. ' Saturday Is Prlscllla's lucky day and 4 her lucky number. The primrose, signify ing simplicity, Is her flower. ' . (ijoprnfni.; . r i . "You are too beautiful to live in a large city" thua In January, 1914, did a Judge from hit bench make the amazing beauty of Reatha Watson a tlgma. He banlehed her to her home at El Centro, Calif. She was then six toen. Eight year ago he thought her beauty was hindrance. Today It la the "movf' star's fortune. That night when the clock struck twelve nil the toys looked nt the empty place on the wall und they all said they hoped the man flint fixed tho frame would not fasten Old-Fushloned Little Girl In It so firmly that she could not get out at night when the magic hour struck. "For," said French Doll, "I like the old-fashioned way of playing better than the new." And nil the toys snld they did, too. (Copyright.) dressed to those whom you meet at table or whom you pass every day on deck. At least by the second or third day out you would naturally start a conversation with the person seated next to you on deck and to resent nny such friendliness on the part of others would Indeed be un kind. If for nny reason you wish to lie left entirely to yourself you should make a special request that your Rteamer chair be placed In an isolated part of-the deck. It will then become apparent that you do not wish tjt mingle with the others and you will have no trouble In keeping by yourself. Hut by far the most agreeable thing Is to accept the friendly advances of persons whom you meet and If they appear congenial there Is no reason why you should not let the friendship progress q';'!e as If you had had a formal introduc tion; (Copyright) O EEF I was no suiarta guy niebbe I losn da Job other day. Soinatliiie I nuika da meestake and I duinio everytiiig, but ees preety bunl fciolit me too mooch, Other night I go een da party and was plenty dreenk een dnt place. One man geeva me somatlng and was preety goodn stuff. I uskii wot he calhi dat nnd he say was da near beer. I Ilka dat stuff so I keepn right on tnkn some more. Preety soon I no care wol hrenku loose. I only gotta tree dolla feefaty cent een da pocket, but dat maka no deefrence 1 feela so good as tneelion bucks. When I dreenka five, seexn more glass somatlng go wrong weeth da feet and da way I speaka Engleesh. Kef dat stuff was near beer I tlnk nobody dat crowd ees good Judge of distance. Mehbe was nflir one time, but other night seenin like he gotta een front. Wlien I go home from dut plac my bed ees gonna cruze and try runa way. But he no foola me. I catena heem alia right preety soon. But nexn morning was when I ottn trouble. Da head feela seeck and da feet ho wanta go to work. So wot I can, do eef da feet and da head maka Btrlke saroa time? But I getta areata Idee. I smaniia de clock wot waka me up and kctpu right on sleep. Bouta upon I go or: da Job and taka my clock. Da boss aaka me wot's matter I no show up so I geeva heem look at da clock. - U say I no can help eef da clock ees bust, so I still gotta my Job. When I no wanta go to work I Jusa brenka da clock and foola da boss. I tlnk I am preety smarta guy alia right ot you tlskT (OgprrlfbO . COMMUNITY SERVICE RECORD Lognnsport, Ind., has n record of strenuous comir unity service. Among the year's activities the following are reported : One-hundred scouts gave flOO hours of service at the Klwanls pluy-fest serving ns guides, ushers, kitchen helpers, guarding automobiles, tend ing check room, acting as messengers, etc., In addition one entire, troop gave four days of tlielr time distributing posters, etc, 22 scouts assisted the Salvation nrmy getting Its new build ing In shape, giving at least 2(H) hours of free service. Two-hundred scouts decorated graves of soldiers on Memorial day. Dis tributed 200 fire prevention cards. Fifty scouts worked 12 hours assist ing the American Legion at Its big Fourth of July celebration. Saved the lives of 12 persons from drowning In six months. Other services were per formed for the Red Cross. (1. A. Ft., D. A. It.. Camp Klre Guardians. Public Health Nurses, Kpwnrth league nnd the Masons. STAR SCOUT WINS BADGE. Among the various Merit badges which are oper tt! flrst-clas scouts is one which boys rarely apply for, though It Is an Irterestliig one. This unusual badge lit blscksmltliing has Just been won by Hubert Heed, a star scout nf troop No. 11, Oak I'urk, III. Most of the required preliminary work was done In connection with his man ual training work In high school. The requirements tor the Merit badge In hlucksmltlilug lire as follows: 1. Make un cpen link of -lnch stock. 2. Forge n chain hook out of by 4-Inch soft steel, or -luch round Iron. 3. Make n bolt of -lnch stock. 4. Head nnd weld three links nnd form them Into o chain, these links to be fastened to the hook of requirement No. 2 by a ring, and links and ring to lie made out. of 0-inch round iron. 5. Make a straight lap weld of U by 1-Inch stock. 6. Make n cold chisel out of 4-lncb hexagonal tool steel. 7. Temper n rock drill. 8. Explain how to harden nnd tem per n cold chisel. 500D TURNS OF ONE TROOP. 'Troop 3 of flushing, Long island, reports the following "good turns:" Five scouts took part In first me morial Iloosevelt pilgrimage, 11120; troop took tickets for Ail American mass meeting, 1021 ; distributed fs) circulars for alj of starving Serbians; 200 misters for hospital drive; assisted at Memorial day services for G. A. It.; assisted nt ltotary club meeting; dis tributed boxes In Salvation nrmy drive; helped dean vacant lots; one member of troop rescued n hoy from drowning. Notwithstanding all this activity this troop has been keen for scout craft advancement also. During the year 13 boys became tenderfoot scouts, 10 entered second class and six became first class. One life and one star scout and two eagles are also on the troop's recotd. RELAY PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE. The Syracuse (N. Y.) Herald offers a permanent cup trophy for n relay race to lie competed for annunlly by Hoy scout troops of the Herald parish In connection with the Slate fair Last year the runners carried a message from General Pershing to Governor Smith. Tills year the mes sage was from I'ersldent Harding to Governor Miller and was won by the Phoenix hoy scout team who curried the message fiom Auburn to the fair grounds, n distance of 2fl14 miles In 2 hours, 10 mlnues, 10 seconds. The fastest Individual contestant was Howard Mover, who ran a half mile In 2 minutes, ten wconds. CITY STRONG FOR SCOUTING. A scoutmaster of Mt. Iiensnnt, Huh. reports that nine per cent of the population of the city ure in scouting nnd thnt the whole town Is behind the scout movement heart nnd soul, be cause they see the wonderful results It Is having among the boys who are In It. The scouts themselves are very much alive nnd keen on the outdoor part of the thing. One of the Interest ing features of their Inst summer pro gram wns a six-day auto trip to Bruce canyon, a distance of 400 miles, camp ing en route. The pnrty number 175, 110 of whom were scouts, the others fnthers of scouts and others Interested In the movement. WORK OF BOY SCOUTS. Cincinnati scouts distributed 5.000 window enrds In connection with health week cnmpnlgn. Mayor Barley hns Issued a procla mation to the citizens of Denver, urg ing financial support and genuine co operation with the local boy scont organization, declaring that boy scouts are "Indlspensahle" to the best Inter ests of every city. The proclamation was Issued apropos to the hoy scout week celebration which Denver re cently observed. Miles City (Mont.) scouts, havs agreed to work every Saturday until the city Is thoroughly cleaned of rub bish;' cans, pnper and all other un sightly and unsanitary debris. Boy scouts of Greater Boston are now receiving expert Instruction un der the Boston Are department, under going the same training and drill which probationary firemen are given. When the course Is completed they will be given certificates signed by Fire Commissioner Murphy. They will also be qualified for the regular scout merit badge. in . i 1 ill L i I . . JaiMuiaiai 'WW 1' America's unknown hero dead resting on tho cutafalque in the rotunda Lincoln, Garfield nnd McKlnley lay In state. Coffee Wagon of Cincinnati Fire A "coffee wagon" has Just been on the rear of a light truck, where U. S. S. California Seen Bows-on J l - , isa, mm 1 W 'A' Hot lOlf ( iimffilf Kvi -"A fe-'-S A 1 A A remarkable bows-on view of the Kuiierdreudmiught California, at an chor In San Diego bay, which gives u real idea of the flouting fort's grent bulk and width. She Is U7Vi feet wide, or about DO per cent wider than a wide city street. Two Visitors From the Orient Jr--2jk J ' f'M JfoweJ II "Wti h-aM ! f- mJ ihiiii limn ri - ' J? 4 If ' .A ' 4 vP' ViV These women of the Orient have Joined the International group In Wash ington for the anus session. They are: Mrs. Yen Techlng (left) and Mrs. M. T. Tynn, wives of the Chinese technical experts. Snak Finally Killed. Pueblo, Coiti. J. H. Welsgarber, a telegrnph operator, while touring the country In an automobile recently, had an exciting experience with a blue racer snake. The snake, which was 6 feet and half long, crawled Into the car after having bitten Into the tire. The car was stopped, but no trace of the snake could be found. Eventunlly U was found tn the battery box, only to be lost again In the mechanism of the machine. When finally found in the dust pan It was killed. added to the Cincinnati fire department. steaming hot coffee can be prepared for U 'W"" SSJ MIIM -ww SCOLDING FOR JAP PRINCE Futurs Mikado Tried to Travel Incog nito in Paris and Was Bawled Out Tokyo. Commander Yamnraoto, na val attache to Crown Prince Hlrohlto during his recent tour, says that one day the crown prince attempted to travel by the Paris subway Incognito. Asked to show his ticket, the prince tried to get It checked, keeping the corner of the ticket In bis band. The mil ' is. xy-y IUZI of the cupltol, upon which Presidents Department ... It consists of a coffee urn mounted firemen, right on the Job ANOTHER "PRETTIEST" Miss Edith Mae Patterson of Pin Bluff, Ark., bus been selected as the most beautiful girl In the United States In the St. Louis Globe-Demo crat's beauty contest. Miss Pnttersoil has been awarded the grand capital prize of $2,!i00, and also nn additional $1,000 for being the most beautiful girl In the district In which she lives. HIS BLOOD IS IN DEMAND Thomas Kane, a stocky little Irish Amerlcnn now living In New York, holds the world's record for number of blood transfusions. He hns given his blood to men and women at the point of death 44 times In the last seven years, giving from a pint to al most a quart at each transfusion. He is employed as a special officer In the Pennsylvania terminal, but Is at the call of several New York physicians. wicket ofilcer snarled: "Come on show your ticket." "When I saw the prince recently," snld the commander, "be turned to me and remarked with a smile: 'For the first time In my life I was scolded. Do 1 remember? " Cow Is All Cut Up. ' Cardiff, Wales. When a train struck and killed a cow at the Blackwood crossing near here, several people ap peared and cut off large chunks which they took home, a . 1 5 V I Jf Tjk "' : ' ' IMw,!,s .V 'tV'.