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:: Ostriches Busy Supplying Demand for Plumes i
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.
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
“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
“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
“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
(© by J. O. Llovd.) —WNt) Service.
Your Home and You
By Betsy Callister
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
<(ci. 1931. McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
(WNU Service.)
= • 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.)
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.”
\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
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
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.»
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.”
| 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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
\ j w
For Troubles f
due io Ac>d
acid stomach
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
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.

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