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Rights of 'blew When l’olice Inspector Matt Mc- Grnth left County Tipperary, his male parent was much prejudiced against all forms of athletics, which he described as wasteful and ex hausting nonsense. But when Matt McGrath won the Olympic hammer throw and returned to visit his Irish home, the old man drew him aside. “You must know,” he said, “that you take after your father's family.” • • • It was when Rudolph BischnfT, now of New York's West bury, ran the Trianon palace, at Versailles, that there arrived a short man. with a pointed, reddish beard and a head os free from hair as a large, pink pearl. Adjacent to tiis Roman nose, a monocle nestled In his left eye. The visitor was Gabriele d Antuin rio. Italian novelist, playwright, poet nnd pat riot, and he said he was looking for quiet. A suite, which ooked out upon tint country, veiled iy autumn fog, satisfied him. All ie wanted then was the largest writing table which could be pro cured, a rending lamp, a stand to hold a large bowl of wafer contain mg a solitary goldfish, a daily vase of flowers, and some light bulbs of red. green, blue nnd yellow. “I like." he explained, "to change the color of my room in accordance with my moods." • • • After the things he requested had been provided he went to work and wrote nls first play In French verse, for Idn Rubinstein, the famous Rus sian. whose beauty and dancing per haps exceeded her acting and French pronunciation. The play concerned the martyrdom of SL Sebastian nnd Ida Rubinstein appeared In the title role, with scanty raiment to protect her from the arrows. After the play was produced. d’Annunzio went somewhere in the Pyrenees. Before leaving Versailles, he commended his lonely goldfish to the care of Sirs. Bischoff, begging her to have the bowl removed to her own apart ment. • • • But it became evident .that the mind of the fish fancier was not at ease. A week after his de parture, Mr. BoscliofT received a tel egram. It said that d’Annunzio hnd a presentiment that the fish was dy ing and asked for a report on Its health. Mr. Bischoff went to see the goldfish, found It in excellent INAUGURAL SINGER hf v r n jg ;•> ■ " A '--.a I Olga D'Allax. wife of Maj. Kmer Yeager. United States military at tache in Poland. Czechoslovakia find Rumania, who was selected to sing at the Inaugural ball In Washington March 4. The lyric of one song was written expressly for her by For mer Queen Marie of Rumania. Our Pet Peeve (CVprrifbr, W, W. V ) ! health and spirits, and wired to that effect. Twenty minutes later he received a summons from his wife. He found her in a state of agitation, looking at a flat and mo tionless goldfish. There appeared to be no explanation, but the fish cerialnly was dead. Mr. Bischoff calmed his wife, disposed of the fish In the most convenient manner, and sent another wire containing the sad news and his condolences. • • • Back came another telegram from d'Annunzio. It thanked Mr. Bischoff for his sympathy and asked him to bury the goldfish In the garden. This was a tall order, ns the fish was now beyond recall. Mr. BischofT told his troubles to his head waiter, an Italian named Galvinnl, a large man with a sense of humor. Gal vinni said that nil would be well He secured a large sardine from the chef, wrapped it in cotton, put it in n box. and buried It In the garden. Above it was placed a marker, hear ing the somewhat inaccurate state ment that this was the resting place of the pet goldfish of Gabriele d’An nunzio. Two weeks later. d’An nunzio returned and asked to be shown the grave. He read the In scription nnd was satisfied. • • • In some ways this Is reminiscent of the Manhattan man and the ca nary bird, to which his wife was extremely attached. *'hen It ex pired of old age. she packed It in a box and insisted that her husband go out and bury it. His Idea was to toss the box in a garbage can, hut every time he started to carry out that idea he imagined that passers by were viewing him with deep sus picion. He knew that their suspi cion would he even deeper If they saw him trying to bury something in a vacant lot. such lots In New York resident districts being few and usually flanked by windows. So he walked out on the Queensborough bridge, stnrted to throw the box Into the Fast river, and was seized by an alert policeman. He returned ATOM BUNCH OF ENERGY WAVES Experiment Confirms Discov ery of New Element. New York.—Startling proof thal atoms, smallest particles of matter are reallj packets of electrical waves, has been obtained by burst ing aluminum metal atoms. This feat has been achieved by Dr. M. A. Tuve and his colleagues. L. M. llafstad and O. Dahl of the department of territorial magnet ism. Carnegie institute, Washington, who received the SI,OOO prize of the American Association for the Ad vancement of Science in 1031. Besides proving that matter is really bundles of energy waves, the present experimenters confirmed the existence o( the newly discovered elements “neuton.” or “neutron.’ Also, they converted lithium, boron and other atoms into helium. These amazing transformations of matter from one simple condition into another were achieved by the use of the Van de Granfi type of electrical (tower producing machine, a marvelous American invention from which It is expected enor mous electrical power can be ob talned at a very small cost. The report of the Carnegie Instl tute scientists' work was made pub lic in a lecture given by Doctor Tuve himself upon the subject of "Atomic Nucleus and High Voltage.” The Vun de GraafT apparatus in this case consisted of an aluminum hollow sphere. In which a moving silk belt produced an electrical | — — home minus the canary, but with a state of mind which lasted for a week. • • • A number of New York finamlal institutions would like to get out of the moving picture business, but ure in the situation of the hunter who climbed after the bear, caught It, and besought his companion to come up nnd help him let go. © 1933. B«-l! Syndicate.— WNU Service. Expedition Finds Bust of a Pharaoh Cairo.—Discovery of a bust of the Egyptian King Amenophis. \t'ho ruled in the Fourteenth cen tury, B. (’.. and whose Introduc tion of sun worship was branded as heresy by his successor. Tut- Ankh-Amen. was announced re cently by excavators of the Egyp tion Exploration society working near Tel El-Amnrna. The expedition also discovered a life-size bust of Queen Nefer titi and a group showing the "Ape of Thoth” as the recorder who weighed souls in the under world. The explorations were made liflictilt because Tut-Ankh-Amen ordered the works of the “here tic” Amenophis obliterated and caused large areas in the Amarna district to be covered with ce ment. Another archeological expedi tion at Abusimbel discovered the tomb of an Ethiopian tribal chief of the late Roman period and the remains of two Nubian slaves, who had been sacrificed to serve ns guards inside the tomb. Born and Died in Same House Laredo. Texas.—Miss Francisco Juarez was born and died In the same house here, a structure 150 years old. and which was once used by pioneer residents of this city ns a stockade during Indian fighting. The eighty-nine-year-old woman died recently. She left Laredo only once. charge. When there are two such spheres, one charged positively, the other negatively, a lightning-like flash passes between them. Passing this spark or flash dis charge through vacuum tubes it was possible to smash up the metals un der experiment. Very fast protons or hydrogen nu cleus particles were shot at the litti ium and other atoms. Aluminum similarly treated showeo an amazing result The waves ol positive electrical particles or alpha pnrticles penetrated into the nucleus of the aluminum atoms lust as an outside water wave. If high enough, leaps across the wall and enters the waves of Inside tank. Ship Radio Rings Bells When SOS Is Received Trieste. —A new SOS wireless re celving set was tried out success fully aboard the liner Gange be tween Venice and Trieste The de vice causes electric bells to ring In the wireless room and the captain’s cabin when an SOS is picked up. Lead* Population Rise Warsaw.— Poland's Increase of population of 1932 was greater than that of uny other European country, figures available recently showed. The population Increased more than 500.UU0 during the year, which was 200,uu0 more than Ger many's increase, with a population | almost double Poland's. . • ? THE GOOLIDGE EXAMINER Our Government —How It Operates By William Bruckart OUR FOREIGN SERVICE DUBLICISTS and teachers and *• leaders everywhere agree, I be lieve, that the demand of our age is for the specialist. The farmer has to be a specialist in the several lines he follows; the professional man or woman can hardly rise above a minimum level without con centrating on a particular subject, and the industrialist who does not understand all phases of the busi ness that is his finds the road full of ruts. Our government is a leader in this field of specialization. It has experts here, tiiere and everywhere and for this and that and the other subject, but I believe few of them receive more thorough training than do those who are classified as for- I eign service officers. I do not mean that they have the technical train ing required of the scientist, or the legal learning of the law divisions, or the skill and training of the type who draft plans for a battleship or n great post office building, it is another type of training, but Just as intensive. It has been less than a score of years since congress finally was willing to enact legislation to make our foreign service one of a career > type, a service in which capable individuals might properly expect promotion. That has been done and now only our ambassadors and min isters to foreign capitals remain as political plums to be picked by the victorious party each four years. It seems to me that they, too, ought to be “career” men, but it has not happened. Some of the foreign n% tions maintain their ambassadors and ministers in that classification and it has long been the conviction of students of the subject that sucli diplomats are among the best to be found in the corps at Washington. To get into the foreign service now, it is first necessary for the ap plicant to pass a stiff examination. It is not a test of grade school na ture. The applicant lias to know one or more foreign languages; he has to have a rather broad acquaint ance with business and finance and be has to saUsfy a board of exam iners that heftnows how to conduct himself whm he meets people whether on the business of his gov ernment or in a social way. After he has done all of these things satisfactorily, he starts to "school” under guidance of the De partment of State which has a group of men who have been through the experience necessary to enable them to teach the newcom ; ers what to do. The course of study entails not only study but work in the various divisions of the depart ment where the applicant can see what is done and how and why it Is done. He learns there all of the | questions that have arisen between i his government and others; he learns how they were handled and the results, and he is informed of how pending matters are viewed. In j other words, the course provides a perspective of American policy re specting international affairs, and if he is good timber, the training he | has received fits him to start shap j ing policy on his own initiative once he is assigned to a post in a for eign land. The young diplomat who goes abroad enters on his duties with special instructions concerning ques tions concerning the particular peo ples and government where he is detailed. It Is obvious that there are different questions to be consid ered In western Europe than in Likewise, they are different in the Near East than in the Far East. The department of State, therefore, has divided Its work so that one section supervises relations with a particular part of ; the world where the problems and the people have some common basis. To accomplish this end and sim plify administration, six divisions have been created in the depart ment. They are the divisions of Far Eastern affairs, Latin-American af fairs. Western European affairs. Near Eastern affairs, Mexican af fairs and Eastern European affairs. It will suffice to show the scope of these groups to point out that China and Japan are among the nations In cluded in the Far Eastern division; that all of South and Central Amer ica are included in the Latin-Amer ican list; that Great Britain and France are among those under Western European supervision ; that Albania and Bulgaria are listed as Near Eastern; that Finland and Poland are termed Eastern Euro pean and that Mexico is dealt with alone In one division. Acting under the general super vision of the secretary, or the under secretary, the chiefs of these divi sions are the direct contacts of the foreign service personnel with their I government at home. Os course, in a time of crisis, the secretary or the under secretary is kept constant ly informed of every development, but the routine guidance of our foreign policy after all is quite generally conceived and executed in those divisions in conjunction with the diplomat at his post of duty, be it a few hundred miles from Washington, such as in Cana da, or in far-away Sumatra. ©. 1932. Western XewscaDer Union. Unrest Among Farmers of the Middle West I—Some1 —Some of the 4,000 Nebraska farmers gathered outside the new state eapitol in Lincoln to demand from the legislature a moratorium on farm mortgage foreclosures and lower taxes. 2 —Striking dairymen of south ern Wisconsin dumping truckloads of milk on the highway in their campaign for higher prices. 3—View at the statehouse in Indianapolis where about 10,000 farmers assembled to threaten a general tax strike unless relief were granted them. EXPLORER FINDS PLANT WHICH PRESERVES TEETH - <£> But Its Discoverer Says It Turns Them Black. Chicago.—A plant that allegedly prevents tooth decay has lust been brought to the Smithsonian institu tion by Dr. \V. A. Archer, American botanist and explorer of the rain drenched jungles of the Choco re gion of northwestern Colombia. The plant was Identified as a new spe cies of Schradera. a member of the coffee family. It is being described as a new species by I*. C. Standley of the Field museum, the recog nized authority on this family. Archer found it In use among the hitherto almost unknown Citaru tribe of Choco Indians. These nboriginnls, Archer says. Insist that it is a perfect tooth preservative. The children chew the leaves until a Him of some sort is formed over the teeth. Adults chew them about twice a year to restore any worn-ofT parts of the film. Turns Teeth Black. Whether the plant does all that Is claimed for it. Archer says, can not be determined without exten sive investigation. It is a fact, he claims, that the Citara have almost perfect teeth. Skulls of past gener ations also show intact teeth with no signs ol decay. Even if some substance derived I GRAY AND WHITE It* CIIKHIK NICHOLAS it’s a perennial, is this interest which the world of fashion bolds for prints. At the dawn of each new season fashion-loving women I are ever alert in seeking “what’s j new’’ in prints. Just now the mes sage is carried across via materials which print either all-white on gray ; grounds or perhaps black or yellow or navy and sometimes brown on gray. So. if you want to acquaint yourself with the “last word” in prints ask to be shown those which are patterned on gray backgrounds You can see from the picture how very attractive the white-on-gray ef fects are. And have you seen the new etched prints? They are irre sistible. The grounds are apt to be navy or black, brown, red or any dark color. The motif or allover patterning, perhaps of fruit, or big leaves or huge flowers with foliage looks as If it had ben traced or out lined or etched with a fine pen dipped in white ink —no solid masses but simply an outline draw ing In effect. <g). 1533. Western Newspaper Union. * from the plant should* prove a per fect tooth preservative there Is one slight drawback to its introduction in dental practice—it turns the teeth almost jet black. Among the Citara. however, black teeth are considered objects of beauty, and white teeth would be viewed almost as a de formity. And. Archer points out, the preference of one color to an other in teeth is largely a matter of education. Another jungle plant hitherto un known to science brought to the Smithsonian hy Archer is described by the explorer as bearing a fruit which might he “like the original apple of the Garden of Eden.” It is known only by its scientific name. Siparuna archeri. Fruits Burst Open. Its discoverer describes it as a shrub about 10 feet high which blooms with an abundance of pale green orchid-like flowers. These de velop into fruits approximately the size of small pears with brilliant red cheeks. When dead ripe the fruits hurst open and a strong lemon odor comes from them. Although there is a strong temp tation to eat some of these lovely fruits. Archer says, the jungle ne groes believe them to he highly pois onous to animals. The nature of tli 2 poison is unknown. The shrub might be highly decorative in green houses, Archer believes. Si ill another curiosity of the jungles, specimens of which were brought hack by Archer, is the “kerosene tree.” The natives tap it and use the sap in lamps like kerosene. Wyoming Farm “Hands” Are Found Highly Paid Cheyenne, Wyo.—Wyoming farm ’•hands" receive the highest wages paid in nine representative western and midwestern states, a recent sur vey indicated. "Hired help," however, did not exactly get rich working od the farms of this state last fall. The average “hand” received board, room and $25.25 a month, as com pared to the board, room and $53 a month he received in 1928 and 1929. In 1930, tlie wage had dropped to $47.75, and in 1931 to $35.50. Despite the $lO a month reduction from the 1931 wage, the farm work er in this 3tate received $5.50 more a montit than did men doing simi lar work In Minnesota. lowa. Mis soari. North and South Dakota, Ne- CURE PARALYSIS BY GRAFTING <£. Restores Expression and Fa cial Muscle Control. New York.—A highspeed method of grafting living human nerves from the leg to the face, enabling the victims of facial paralysis to recovery from three to eight times more rapidly than under former treatments, has been announced by the Millbank Memorial fund. Tiie new method restores emo tional expression as well as control of muscles. It has been developed by Dr. Arthur B. Duel of this city and Sir Charles Ballance of Lon don. The experimenting was done with animals, but 17 human beings al ready have been operated on suc cessfully by Doctor Duel, and three of these in one month showed signs of returning nerve control previ ously not noted in less than three to eight months. A sensory nerve is taken from the patient's leg and spliced in much the same way as a rope into the deadened section of the facial nerve. The leg loses some of its “feeling” temporarily. To speed up the growth of the transplanted nerve In its new sur roundings, it is treated in advance while still in the leg, much as seeds are treated in scientific methods of speeding up agricultural growth. This advance treatment consists in severing the leg nerve and then Gold Miner Wins a Bartered Bride Buckley, Wash.—A pretty eight een-year-old Buckley (Wash.) girl, who offered to marry any white man who would give her $2,000 to care for her sick moth er, probably will marry a lonely j Alaska miner-widower —20 years j her senior! Helen Narolski got more than j one hundred answers to her plea i for help for her mother. Site care fully read all letters and agreeo that the Alaska gold miner would make her a fine husband, lie is flying to the United Stales to claim his bride. She expects to be married soon In a light pink dress, trimmed with ostrich feathers —a gift of « suitor whose proposal she re fused. Offers of marriage came from bootleggers, prize fighters, bus) ness men. real estate men arid merchants. Many girls and worn en wrote Miss Narolski for names ■ of men whose offers of marriage j site refused. > braska, Kansas and Wisconsin. The average pay in those states was sl9.Bo. Only one of the eight states paid its farm hands more in 1928 than did Wyoming. That state was North Dakota, where in boom times farm er workers were paid $54.25 >i*nl hoard and room. Tills year the North Dakota worker received $20.50 a month, or $4.75 less than his fellow workmen in Wyoming. Payment for Oil Nets Indians $240,000,000 Pawhuska, Okla. —More than $240. 000,000 has been collected hy Osage Indians from oil on their allotments. The 2,227 head rights of the tribe have drawn about SIIO,OOO each, and the lands are far from depleted, said George Beaulieu, head of the oil and gas department of the Osage agency. The area, already having 9.450 oil wells and 431 gas wells, was de scribed by Beaulieu as “the coining oil field of northern Oklahoma.” The original allotment was l,l47.(kiS acres. Some of it was reserved for townsites and railroads. All the rest has been leased for gas pur poses and 317.7G2 acres for oil. lie said. He predicted that the old naval re serve area would develop into one of the best fields of the Osage, which already made this Indian* tribe the richest per capita nation in the world. leaving it still in the leg for two or three weeks, during which it rids itself of some of its own “detritus,” or parts, a necessary pre liminary to its further growth. Then, when it is ready to start growing, it is placed in the face. Doctor Duel is senior aural sur geon, a vice president and chairman of the board of surgical direct* rs of the Manhattan Eye. Ear ami Throat hospital. Plans Speedboat Line London to New York London.—Breakfast in London lunch the next day in New York This is the startling prosper? brought within measurable distance by a super-speedboat planned i>v a Hendon inventor. P. C. Lnnihardlni Not only will it roar across the Atlantic at from too to 15<) miles an hour, but it will carry 2.000 pas sengers. At cruising speed it would reach New York in 30 hours. The secret which may make this possible is that the ship will u<> longer plow through the water, it will skim the surface. The craft planned by Lomhardini looks almost like a seaplane wiili out wings, and will he driven hv aeroengines and air screws instead of a propeller. In the floats, however, will he rollers designed to reduce drag and water resistance to a minimum.