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can. A few months ago there were twenty-odd feather factories ope ratios In the United States. Now about tiiree hundred of tliem are v —— irrUmf-.. ... . ——& going full blast, employing probably four thousand workers. The prices, too. while below those of twenty years ago when a choice ostrich plume brought as much as $.30 (that kind Isn't needed now) have climbed away up about 70 per cent in the last six months. BEDTIME STORY By THORNTON W. BURGESS HONKER SENDS HIS THANKS TO PETER THE slap of Paddy the Beaver’s tall on the water, especially in the stillness of the night,' is a very startling sound. It is no wonder that Honker the Goose awoke with a start. The other geese did the same thing. “Honk, honk!’ said Honker in a low voice, which was the way of asking Paddy the Beav er what the trouble was. “1 don’t know,” replied Paddy, “but Peter Rabbit thumped his dan ger signal and I passed it along by slapping the water with my tail. It seemed to me that some of your followers were drifting pretty close to the shore and if there is any dan ger about, that Is where it is, and there’s danger or Peter Rabbit wouldn’t have thumped.” Meanwhile the geese who had drifted* so near shore were swim ming out and all gathered around Honker in the middle of the pond to find out w hat the scare was, their long necks stretched as high as they could stretch them as they looked and listened suspciously. Now Honker has the keenest of »• Honker Boldly Swam Towards Them. ears. You wouldn’t think so to look at him, but he has. They caught the sound of the tiniest rustle on the shore. You or I wouldn’t have heard it. Oh, my no! But Honker did. It was the rustle made by Reddy Fox as he changed his posi tion. “There is some one over there,” said Honker, in a low voice. “1 thought you said that there would Two Eminent Marine Corps Members SB EKGEA.VI JIGGS, mascot and sergeant by brevet ot the United I States marine corps, casts a wary eye on Lieut. Col. John J Dooley, distinguished marine corps marksman, at the National Rifle and Pistol matches. Camp Perry, Ohio. Both are honor veterans. be no danger here tonight. Paddy.” “1 didn't think there would be.” replied Paddy. “It must be that some one saw you come here. Prob ably it Is Reddy Fox or Old Mun Coyote. You wait and I’ll find out.” I’addy dived and when he caine up he put only his nose out of wa ter. He was very close to the shore where Reddy and Granny Fox were hiding, and the minute he put his nose out of water he smelled them. Then he grinned to himself and dived again, coming to where Honk er was waiting. “Reddy and Grun ny Fox,” said he briefly. “They are hiding right over there on the edge of the shore and I guess that if you hadn’t wakened you would have had one or two less to make the long journey South with you by this time. Two or three were pret ty close to that very spot when I gave the alarm and were getting closer all the time.” All the geese began to gabble at once, thanking Paddy for having wuked them in time. “Don’t thank me." said Paddy. “It was Peter Rabbit who discovered the danger. 1 only passed his signal along. I didn’t know where the danger was or what It was, when I slapped the water with my tail. But I did know that when Peter thumps the ground the way he did it is best for every body to watcb out, so I wakened you.” “Where is Peter?” asked Honker. “I don’t know,” replied Paddy. “I heard him run away after he thumped. I guess he knew that it wasn’t safe to stay another minute because Reddy and Granny Fox would be likely to try to catch him to make up for spoiling their chance to dine on a fat goose. There they are now!” Sure enough, there were Reddy and Granny Fox in plain sight on the edge of the pond, looking over at Honker and his followers with hungry, longing eyes. You see, they knew that they had been found out and that It was of no use to hide there any longer, for having once been alarmed the geese would not again give them the least chance to catch them. Honker bold ly swam toward them. Just out of reach he stopped and hissed an grily. Old Granny Fox drew back her lips and showed all her sharp teeth. “Hiss away,” she snarled. “If it hadn’t been for that meddlesome Peter Rabbit some of you never would have hissed again.” With that she and Reddy turned and dis appeared in the Green Forest. Honker swam back to where Pad dy the Beaver was waiting. “Very early in the morning we will have to be on our way to the sunny southland,” said he, “and so we are not likely to see Peter Rabbit again. The next time you see him please thank him for us and tell him that Honker the Goose never will forget what he has done for us this night. Will you?” And Paddy promised that he would. (© by J. O. Llovd.) —WNt) Service. Your Home and You By Betsy Callister PEACH DESSERTS DEACHES served “au naturel” • and cut up peaches with pow dered sugar and cream are deli cious for dessert but lest they wear out their welcome before the ppach season is half over try some of these peach desserts for dinner now and then. Peach Custard. Cover the bottom of a baking dish with peeled, split, and sweet ened peaches, hollow-side up. Heat a quart of milk and thicken it with two tabiespoonfuls of cornstarch rubbed smooth with a little cold milk. Flavor to taste, add four ta blespoonfuls of sugar, a pinch of salt, two eggs well beaten, and a teaspoonful of butter. Cook until smooth and thick, stirring constant ly. then pour over the peaches, cov er with meringue, and bake until puffed and brown. Serve either hot or cold. Peach Foam. Press three or four ripe peaches through a colander, making one cup ful pulp and Juice together. Stir one envelope gelatin with one-half cupful of sugar and dissolve in one cupful of boiling water. Add peach pulp juice flavored with one table spoonful lemon juice or almond ex tract and pinch of salt. Set in cool place, and when beginning to jell, add the well-beaten whites of two eggs, and beat all together until very thick so it will not separate. Pour into molds and set in cool place until firm. Serve with custard sauce. <(ci. 1931. McClure Newspaper Syndicate.) (WNU Service.) 1= SUPERSTITIOUS | = • SUE • ;he has heard that— If a wedding *-arty should see a streak of lightning just before the final “hitch-up," oh, little bride, jump for joy. Good luck is broad casting married happiness for you. ((cl 1931 McClure Newspaper Syndicate.) i W.\U Service.) THE COOLIDGE EXAMINEE noiKgfo Cook Book “Is it rainy, tittle flower? Be glad of rain. Too much sun would wither thee. 'Twill shine again. The clouds are very thick ’tis true: But just behind them smiles the blue.” SEASONABLE DISHES \X7TIEN preparing salad for more ’ * than the usual number, a few packages of lemon gelatin will make a fine foundation for the various fruits or vegetables. If one wishes, add in place of the water, to dis solve the gelatin, fruit juices, strained broths or both, made with bouillon cubes; they add flavor as well as nutriment. When giving a luncheon or serving a church or so ciety club, a molded gelatin salad is always well liked. It may be set in small molds, or in large flat dishes and cut in serving-sized cubes, or it may be lightly broken up with a fork and served in nests of lettuce. Vegetable Salad. Grate six or eight medium-sized carrots, or better, shred very fine on a vegetable shredder; add one finely minced onion and one green pepper also finely minced, a few stalks of tender celery chopped fine, a cupful or more of finely shredded cabbage and one small cu cumber cut in dice. Add to three packages of lemon gelatin dissolved in three pints of hot liquid and put away to mold. Chill before adding the vegetable and let thicken slightly. Spanish Pepper Salad. Dissolve Half a box of gelatin in a half-cupful of cold water and add a cupful of vinegar. Add half a cupful of sugar, the juice of a lem on and a teaspoonful of salt, with one cup f ul of boiling water. Mix with six canned pimlentoes. two cupfuls of celery and one cupful of pecans, all cut fine. Mold in small molds and serve on lettuce with mayonnaise dressing. German Cabbage Salad. This is one of the most appetiz ing of all cabbage salads. Chop a crisp, hard head of cabbage with an onion or two, according to the size of the cabbage; three cupfuls of chopped cabbage will need one medium-sized onion. Cut up a two inch cube of salt pork into the smallest possible cubes and fry un til brown; pour this browned pork and fat over the cabbage, stirring and mixing well: add a teaspoonful or two of sail and In the same fry ing pan add enough vinegar to rnois- Music Brings More Milk From Cows "THAI cows will give more milk to the strains ot music was proved when Ben Scott, in charge of the cattle at the Fredmar farm near Oakville, Mo., installed a radio loudspeaker'for the restless bovines. They immediately showed signs of musical appreciation and stood still while they were milked. | Nutty Natural | History 3 •» IT HUGH HUTTON ♦ THE GREAT HORNED GOOP The goop is a very shy animal and comes out on the glaciers of the French Alps only twice a yeai to shed its spots. It eats nothing but icicles and baled hay wire When young its tail is quite long but the first winter it freezes still and pieces break off as the goop swings it about to knock the whif fle trees out of the way. Os course, he’s nothing but a couple of peanuts and some tooth- j picks with popcorn spines and ears stuck on with chewing gum. Cloves make very good horns, and a little work with a pen will fix up some nice eyes, spots, and rings on his tall. You can tell how old he is by the number of rings he hasn’t broken off yet. <© Metropolitan Newspaper Service.) (VVNU Service.) Velvet Turban Here is a verj wearable anil su per-smart draped velvet turban with an exaggerated length of lure at one side. This is a most un usual creation. ten the salad. When boiling hot, pour that over the cabbage. Serve after standing in a warm place to keep hot. This is very good when cold, so there is never any waste. (f£t 1931. Western Newspaper In lon. > Old Gardener -- - Says:— IN MANY parts of the country the 1 torch lily or red-hot poker, cata logued both as Tritoma and Knipho fia, can be wintered in the open ground with a light protection in tiie way of leaves or pine boughs. In New England and other north ern states, however, it Is very often killed, for which reason it is bet ter to take up the plants when cold weather comes, storing them in boxes of dry sand or cool ashes in the cellar, or with a slight covering In a cold-frame or a pit. If this plan were generally adopted, these brilliant flowers would be seen much more often in northern gardens. They are to be prized for their hab it of blooming in the autumn, al though some of the newer kinds will flower almost continuously from midsummer. ffEV 1931 Western Newspaper Union.» The Billy Herman Billy Herman, sensational second haseman of the Louisvilfe Colonels, was purchased recently by Manager Hornsby for the Chicago Cubs, the price being rumored to be $50,000. He w T as to have reported at the end of the season, but Hornsby has called him in and put him at work on the second bag. Herman has been called the best in the Ameri can association. Selecting a Ring A London jeweler in describing the beauty side of selecting rings said: “Long tapering fingers de mand a ring with a large stone in a square or oval setting. This tends to make the fingers look even more slim. Women with short fingers should wear heavy wide rings.” | STAGE COACH j TALES | B y E. C. TAYLOR? The Runaway Stage JUST as modern railroads some times are wrecked, shaking up or even killing passengers, so the j stage coaches that were the chief mode of transportation between the Atlantic coast and the Middle West along the old National road a cen tury ago. had their mishaps, some times fatal. Runaways were infrequent, but several are recorded. In three or i four there was loss of life, but j more often the passengers suffered | only minor injuries when the stages overturned. David Gordon, who was driving for James Iteeside’s "June Bug" line | —so named by Reeside’s rival, Lu cius W. Stockton, who said the line i would last only until the June bugs | came—was driving west from Clays | ville, I’a., soon after he had started j handling the reins, when his horses | ran off. The coach carried a full load of passengers, and young Gordon, see ing that the flying horses could not he checked by ordinary methods, pulled the coach off the road and turned it over against a high bank. The passengers were badly fright ened, but none was hurt. They at tributed their escape from death or injury to the skillfulness of the driver. After righting the coach, which was little damaged, Gordon | proceeded to Roney’s Point. This incident, or accident, gave j Gordon a wide reputation as a cool and skillful driver and he rapidly advanced to the front rank of his calling. When the “June Bug” line was withdrawn from the road, as Stockton had predicted. Gordon took service with the “Good Intent” line and continued with It until all through lines of stage coaches were taken from the road. Gordon was a very strong man. He was 6 feet tall and weighed 200 pounds, and there was not an ounce of fat on his body. It was said that he could fight, but was not quarrel some. On one occasion he was compelled to engage in a knockdown, in self defense. That was at Triadelphia, Va. Three toughs fell upon him at that place, declaring their inten tion of “doing him up,” as the phrase then was. They failed ignominiously. Gor don routed all three completely and decisively, and they never again sought an encounter with him. And j the example of their fate rendered | others with pugnacious proclivities i to be shy about encountering him. David Gordon was one of a class of quiet, well-mannered, soft-spoken ; stage drivers who did much to keep the reputation of all coach drivers j of his time on a high plane before the public. According to A. J. Endsley, who was born and reared along the old Nationa. road, the old-time stage coach drivers, as a class, were bet ter morally than the old wagoners along the highway. When the great road was opened, these wagoners immediately took possession, usurping all rights, and kept to the middle of the highway with their long trains of brightly painted covered gondolas filled with ! the farm products of the West, or the manufactured goods and staples of the East, forcing other vehicles L to turn around them. i The stage drivers resented this autocracy, and decided to put a stop to it. They armed themselves with long poles, at the ends of which they placed spikes. On a given day, they started out, and as they met the wagon trains, refused to turn out, driving into the wagon trains with their make-shift lances and completely routing them. The i hardy wagoners knew when they were beaten, and the fast stages thereafter were given the right of way. Endsley says that some of the old stage drivers were given to blas phemy and heavy drinking, but that I the worst of the stage drivers could be beaten in those respects by those of the wagoners. He named, besides Gordon and “Red” Bunting, as well behaved ' stage drivers Thomas Grau, Alex | Thompson, John Mills, Charley | Howell, John High, William Rob inson, Isaac Frazee, Isaac Denny, ! James A. Carroll, Samuel Halsted, | william White, Samuel Jaco, Thom ' as Moore, William Bishop and John j Bunting. Two of the old stage drivers, Wil | liam Robinso*. and Pate Side, were among the most noted penmen in the country. <©. 1931. Western Newspaper Union.! “Bond” and “Stock” Holders The primary distinction between a bondholder and a stockholder is j that the former is a creditor and the latter a part owner. This is a ; general distinction only, aud does I not take into account the various finer legal distinctions. The bond i holder lends his money to the com i pany, and is promised interest at a stated amount, as well as repay ment of the principal sum at a fu | ture date. The stockholder, on the other hand, has a certain undivided I share in the property of the com | pany, the right to participate in profits, and generally voting priv j lieges. Repressed Emotions The word libido is used as a single word to express the emo tional craving or wish psychiatrists believe to be behind all human ac tivities, the repression of which leads to psychoneurosis. Block System for Cities Philadelphia was the first of mod ern municipalities whose plan was prepared for a particular site, and the rectangular plan there adopted has guided city planning in Ameri ca ever since. Chance Happening Luck is generally described as something that happens seemingly by chance. It may be an event, either good or evil, which affects the interest or happenings of an in dividual, but this happening is en tirely casual. Luck, however, car ries the idea of good luck only. Tallest Known Man There have been reports among the less civilized tribes and among certain savage peoples that men have measured as much as 15 feet. From actual records that have been compiled, the greatest height found was that of Topinard’s Finlander, who measured 112 inches —9 feet 4 inches. Famous English Forest By its association with Robin Hood, the most romantic forest in England is. perhaps, Sherwood. On its verge is a curious amphitheater called Robin Hood’s hill, and in the forest may still be seen a very old hollow oak tree called Robin Hood’s larder. One of the ancient oaks, entirely hollow, called the Major oak, can shelter in its hollow trunk a dozen or fourteen people at once. Old French Institution The Academic des Jeux Floreaux is at Toulouse. France. The first floral games were held at Toulouse in May, 1924, at the summons of a guild of troubadours, who invited the lords and their friends to as semble in the garden of “Gay Sci ence” and recite their works. In 1604 the Academie des .Teux Flor eaux was constituted an academy hy letters patent. At present it is especially interested in Provencal poetry. Circumventing Colic A pretty little party from Pitts burgh, who always wears a straight flush and who can’t understand the ways of a man with a maid, brings her problem to Oral Hygiene. “My boy friend,” she boasts, “is as fine as they come, hut whenever he calls he invariably waits 15 minutes be fore kissing me. Now, what’s his system, please?” “Perhaps,** grins the editor, “he has learned how long it takes the paint to dry?”—Path finder Magazine. Drum Signaling The Smithsonian institution says: “In the eastern Belgian Kongo tribes, particularly the Batela, have evolved a system of telegraphy through use of a wooden drum, the system of signals approaching that of a code. The drum vibrations are not articulated ns in human speech; rather the message is recognized through intensity of volume, rhythm, kind of drum used, time of day, etc. In a jungle environment much infor mation may thus he signaled.” “Knight of the Road” Claude Duval, famous highway man, was born in Normandy in 1643. He was sent to Paris in 1657, where he remained until he went to England in attendance on the duke of Richmond at the Restoration. He soon took so the road and became famous for his daring and gallantry. He was captured in 1670 in London and within a week was executed at Tyburn. His body was laid in state in a tavern and was viewed by huge crowds before the exhibition was stopped by a judge’s order. Acid stomach \ j w For Troubles f due io Ac>d INDIGESTION acid stomach heartburn headache ! GASES-NAUSEA^ ExCESS acid is the common cause of indigestion. It results in pain and sourness about two hours after eat ing. The quick corrective is an alkali which neutralizes acid. The best corrective is Phillips Milk of Mag nesia. It has remained standard with physicians in the 50 years since its invention. One spoonful of Phillips Milk of Magnesia neutralizes instantly many times its volume in acid. Harmless, and tasteless, and yet its action is quick. You will never, rely on crude methods, once you learn how quickly this method acts. Be sure to get the genuine.