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Jlsk Me Another 0 A General Quiz 1. What is the only walled city in America? 2. Why is the sky blue? 3. What land lies closest to 0 de grees latitude and 0 degrees longi tude? 4. What was Aaron Burr’s con spiracy supposed to have been? 5. What harbor has two tides a day? 6. What is the length of the long est pipe line in the world? 7. Name a few authors who had to wait a long time for financial success. 8. How long a line would it take to go over the Great Pyramid, reaching the earth on each side? 9. What is the proper name for the salad made of sliced or chopped cabage? 10. How much money was minted last year for use in the United States? Answers 1. Quebec. 2. Because the particles of dust in the tißper atmosphere reflect only the blue waves of light. 3. The British Gold Coast col ony is nearest. 4. To form a new empire in the Southwest out of Mexican or Lou isiana territory. 5. The harbor of Southampton, England. 6. The longest pipe line was re cently built under American di rection across Asia Minor, and ex tends for a distance of 1,150 miles. 7. Joseph Conrad wrote for 20 years before he sold a book. In the first nine years of George Ber nard Shaw’s literary endeavor, he realized about S3O. A. A. Milne earned about SIOO the first year he spent as a full-time author. 8. A line stretched over the slop ing sides and over the top, from earth to earth, would measure 1,186.4 feet, with 36 feet resting on the flat top. 9. Coleslaw, from cole, an old name for cabbage. 10. The total number of domes tic coins made during the fiscal year 1936 was 471,040,986, as com pared with 608.414,207 in the prior year. The 1936 total consisted of 1,439,000 standard silver dollars, 128,876,658 subsidiary (fractional) silver coins, 88,502,614 nickel coins and 252,222,714 bronze coins. WOMEN WHO HOLD THEIR MEN NEVER LET THEM KNOW NO matter how much your back aches and your nerves scream, your husband, because he is ordy a man, can never under stand why you are so hard to live with one week in every month. Too often the honeymoon ex press Is wrecked by the nagginK tongue of a three-quarter wife. The wise woman never lets her husband know by outward sign that she is a victim of periodic pain. For thrcogcjieralions one woman has told another how to go “smil ing through” with Lydia E. Pink ham's Vegetable Compound. It helps Nature tone up the system, thus lessening t he discomforts from the functional disorders which women must endure in the three ordeals of life 1. Turning from girlhood to womanhood. 2. Pre paring for motherhood. 3. Ap proaching “middle age.” Don't be a three-quarter wife, take LYDIA E. PINKHAMS VEGETABLE COMPOUND and Go "Smiling Through." Perfect Virtues Industry, economy, honesty and kindness form a quartette of vir tues that will never be improved upon.—James Oliver. ssn? ■ to k eC ?;„i. , w be- INSIST ON GENUINE NUJOL Cost. lM? t Btaoeo la*» WNU—M 49—37 Help Them Cleanse the Blood of Harmful Body Waste Yoor kidneys are constantly filtering waste matter from the blood stream. But kidneys sometimes lag in their work—do not act as Nature intended —fail to re move impurities that, If retained, may Kison the system and upset the whole dy machinery. Symptoms may be nagging backache, persistent headache, attacks of dizziness, getting p rights, swelling, puffiness under the eyes—a feeling of nervous anxiety and loss of pep and strength. Other signs of kidney or bladder dis order may be burning, scanty or too frequent urination. Tliehe should be no doubt that prompt treatment is wiser than neglect. Use Doan's Pills. Doan's have been winning new friends for more than forty years. They have a nation-wide reputation. Are recommended by grateful people tha country over. Ask your neighbor! 111 ft F 1 Lv Nil Iril / 1 1 i B | I■Hk 1 tU fc L M lit I 1 71 J -- ■* •'■ •* ' * .... „ LI;HID,”.■ .f Berlin’s Sidewalk Cases Are Popular. Prep red by National GeocraDhlc Society. Washington. D. C.—WNU Service. THE baffling element of Berlin’s character is its extreme simplicity. One anticipates complexities which do not exist. The city is as unaffected and logical as the language spoken by its inhabitants. Before one can begin to compre hend what makes Berlin tick, preconceived ideas of capitals must be cast a.vide. Gradually, out of the confused outlines of the vast mass, emerges a recognizable pat tern. Behold the anomaly of an urban agglomeration with a total popula tion of some 4,220,000, a city which can boast one of the most highly perfected transportation systems in the world, with every convenience contributed by science, and yet which contains within its limits the , following: Twenty thousand cows (providing a third of the milk supply), 30.000 pigs. 10,000 goats, 700,000 chickens, 180,000 rabbits, 5.800 people keep ing bees, only three or four build ; ings that you can find as much as ten stories high, twelve windmills | still functioning, and more than 100,- 000 little gardens, the harvests of S which include such imposing yearly j figures as 46,000 tons of potatoes | and proportionate quantities of other vegetables and grains. Such items would appear fantas- I tic to the dweller on narrow, rock- J ribbed Manhattan. The Schreber Gartens. These little “Schreber Gartens" | afford city workers easily accessible contact with the land which is so ! dear to the German heart; they pro i mote bodily fitness through exer cise, and minimize food cost Beside each garden is a neat little house for storing equipment. Here centers the odd-hour and week-end life of a substantial number of fam ilies. During times of crisis, these wee shelters have even housed many who would otherwise have been roofless. The so-called “Schreber Garten” movement, which has spread to most cities of Germany, was found ed in 1864 by a philanthropist who named it in honor of Schreber, a famous physician of that day. The land is owned in some cases by the city, in others by the state, and is furnished to its users (together with implements and seed) at a nominal price. Trees and rivers, more rivers and more trees. Therein lies Berlin’s greatest hold on the hearts of iti dwellers. The two rivers, Havel and Spree (pronounced "Shpray”), with their eccentric twistings and turnings, I form a network of waterways which makes it possible to reach many parts of the city by water. These small streams and their tributaries, connected by canals with the Elbe and the Oder, give communication for transport of freight by steamer and barge to the farthest corners of the land. Berlin has, except for Duisburg, the largest shipping tonnage of any inland city of Germany. More than five million tons of goods arrived at the port in 1935 and 1,300,000 tons were dispatched. Through the watery lanes, under gracefully arched bridges—of which Berlin has 1,006, even more than Venice itself!—glide along wooden barges, heavy-laden carriers of coal, building materials, petroleum, and an infinite variety of other prod ucts. Large numbers of fruit barges come in from the provinces, bring ing apples, pears, and peaches in their holds. In some cases these loads are marketed directly from the barges, which find mooring at advantageous points within the town. Berliners Love Trees. The banks of the rivers are plant ed densely with trees. Rows of lin dens or plane trees line the majority of the streets. The public parks are standing armies of trees in close formation, through which cut beguil ing avenues and paths. The most numerous membei of the tree family is the linden. Also in large numbers are found most of our familiar American trees, such as maple, elm, horse chestnut (much beloved by the German), oak, acacia, poplar and birch. A census of trees standing in streets and souares alone—entirely ■ ! exclusive of the parks—totals half . j a million. The Berliner's love of trees is l so deep that in many cases, where . city appropriations have not pro vided the necessary funds, private citizens have paid for the planting of their own streets. Venerable, and in many cases un beautiful. landmarks of a bygone day are being sacrificed to the de mands of traffic. Scaffoldings clamber over the facades of many old buildings which ; do not have to suffer demolition but are going through a much-need ed face-lifting operation. The town hall, a mammoth red-brick struc ture, has recently emerged, rubi cund and a bit garish, from an all-over bath performed by steam and cleansing acids. Many Old Buildings Saved. Where possible, worthwhile old ■ buildings are being preserved. The march of time has not yet intruded on the neighborhood of the Nikolai church, where one comes across such architectural oddities as the Knoblauch Haus—literally “Garlic House”—with its vivacious rococo exterior, and its pretentious con ■ temporary, the Ephraim house. One learns from the archives of the Markisches museum that this latter was built by one Veitel Eph raim, an enterprising racketeer of Frederick the Great’s time. He aided an embarrassed state and likewise amassed his own fortune by coining debased “thalers.” nick named “Ephraimites," which he struck from copper with only an onion-skin thickness of silver sur face. The most striking change ob served in the physical aspect of the city is that on Unter den Linden. This wide avenue, because of build ing the new subway, has been de nuded of its famous shade trees. Their roots were too deeply sunk in tradition and earth to make their lot tenable when the human moles began their burrowing. These dignified patriarchs were carefully dug up and placed in other more hospitable locations. Their place has been taken by a quad ruple row of fresh little upstarts. Shockingly callow and insufficient they look. It was Dorothea, wife of the Great Elector, who caused the wide boule vard to be laid out, and who her self planted the first linden tree in 1681. Perhaps it would have been only fair for her generation to name the avenue for the electress instead of for the tree she planted How ever, they made amends by giving her name to the street which paral lels Unter den Linden one block north. In 1690 an ordinance was passed by the Elector Frederick 111 forbid ding the burghers of the neighbor hood to allow their hogs to root around on the public street, as they were injuring the trees! Changes in Latter Days. Berlin did not escape the west ward-pushing urge which has pos sessed continents, countries and cities. Oldsters of today tell of open fields and woodlands in western areas where now stretch illimitable acres of concrete streets and business blocks. The inexorable thrust of building enterprise has encircled lakes and linked once widely sep arated communities into an urban entity In the galloping twenties of the postwar period came the realization of the realtor’s dream of a Berlin Broadway—“ Berlin in Light.” The Kurfuersten-Damm sowed its wild oats in the lurid early day of jazz, but has now settled down to a smug, bourgeois middle age. The Emperor William Memorial church (built as a monument to Kaiser William the First and his wife, Kaiserin Augusta), which forms the root of the West Berlin section, is as out of place amid its surrounding cases, restaurants, and movie palaces as Trinity church is in the hubbub of lower Broadway. Neon signs make a vivid imprint on the night aspect of the city. Step gayly up the Kurfuersten-Damm or Friederich-Strasse at any time aft er d irk and you will find yourself wooed by the variegated, pulsing effulgence of a host of dance halls, ball houses and cabarets. Haus Vaterland on the Potsdamer Platz, twelve years after its much advertised construction, is popular with travelers. They flock in of evenings—visitors from abroad anc. from the province* of Germany. THE COOLIDGE EXAMINER ifioyd fy&fotojL. ADVENTURERS’ CLUB HEADLINES FROM THE LIVES OF PEOPLE LIKE YOURSELFI 4 ‘77ip Ilabe in the Blazing House' 9 By FLOYI) GIBBONS Famous Headline Hunter Hello, everybody.- These adventures provide a cross-section of life, and if they didn’t show its grimmer side occasionally, they wouldn’t show a faithful picture. That’s why I chose for today a story I found unusually gripping because it dem onstrates so clearly how close we may be at any time to tragedy. Mary Ann Grob of New York City, who tells to day’s adventure, was only a child of nine when it happened, and this, for me, added particular poignancy to the tale. Imagine running back into a blazing house to rescue your eight [ months old baby brother only to find the smoke so dense you couldn't | see what you were doing. ; That’s what happened to Mary. The time was the fall of 1921, around ..September, and at that time Mary’s father and mother and Mary’s three brothers lived in Thayer, a small mining town in the lower part . of West Virginia. ; • Left in Care of the Children. Thayer is in a valley, situated between two large hills. To get out of • the valley, Mary tells us, you had to ride on a sort of incline. It was a • box-shaped affair, the car, let up and down the side of a hill by means ■ j of a cable. On this fateful morning Mary’s mother and dad had to go to town, where mother was going to have her teeth fixed. Before she left she called Mary, who was the eldest child, aside and warned her to watch the three younger children, her brothers, while her parents were away. Mary had occasion later, as 1 you will see, to recall that warning. Os the three John was the oldest brother, then came six-year-old Pete, and last of all little Eddie, who could show only a scant eight ' months. Mary had her hands full keeping them all out of mischief, and 1 when night began to fall she began to glance nervously out the window, wondering why mother and dad didn’t come. The younger children grew Groped Her Way Through Smoke-Filled Halls. frightened with the approach of darkness, and, at their urging, not to | mention her own uneasiness, Mary finally bolted all the doors and win dows. To set the scene for this story it is necessary to explain that next ; to the house they had a little wash-house, where Mary’s dad used to wash | when he came home from work. This afternoon the stove was lighted, but with the children locKed inside the house there was no one to tend | it or cheek the dampers. And so it came to pass that as the children sat huddled in the darkness, I queer red shadows, ghostly and lengthening, began to dance on the w'alls of the children's room. Alarmed, the children began to whimper, and i at length, unable to stand the strain any longer, Mary went to the window ' and looked out to see what was causing the strange play of lights on the j wall. Then she understood—the wash-house was on fire! Eddie, the Baby, Was Missing. Remember, this was no grown-up. This was a nine-year-old child j with the care and responsibility of three younger brothers on her little I shoulders. And now. as the fire spread to the main house, igniting , the old, dry wood like tinder, the children fled from the blazing wall int« 1 the open air, Mary as scared as any. This will explain, perhaps, how it happened that on looking around, they discovered that eight-months-old Eddie was missing. Mary, w T ho was frantic by this time, berated John for leaving the baby behind, as she had understood he had taken Eddie from his crib while she was looking after getting Pete out. But John protested that he had thought Mary was taking Eddie, and so hadn't bothered to go after him. Meanwhile, inside the burning house, little Eddie lay asleep in his crib. The thought of her beloved little brother in that blazing inferno was too much for Mary. With no sager heads to dissuade her, she rushed back inside the burning house, groped her way through dark, smoke filled halls to the room where the baby lay asleep. By this time, Mary says, the smoke was getting so thick that she could hardly see. Reaching the bedroom she found herself in the center of a dense, rolling fog, choking her, blinding her so that she could not see her hand before her face. Heat seared her eyeballs, tore at her air-famished lungs. But the nine-year-old girl had made a promise—a promise to a mother who trusted her to care for the younger ones. Mary could hear her mother’s last words echoing in her ears as she groped her way to where she thought the crib should be. “Look after them while I'm gone. Mary. I’m trusting you.” Heroic Rescue by Mary. The flames were searing hot now, but Mary had but one thought: She must get Eddie out. In the blaek pall she stum bled against something—“the crib”—she thought. Hurriedly she reached down, grabbed what she thought to be Eddie and al most delirious now with the desire to escape from those hungry flames she rushed out of the house into the open air. Outside, safe under the open sky again, she thought of the bundle |in her arms. In the smoke-suffused house, Mary says herself. “I did not know for sure whether I had him or not.” Now, obsessed by a horrible premonition of possible disaster she dared not put into words, she forced herself to look down. When you contemplate how easy it would be for a nearly hysterical child of Mary’s age to mistake her precious burden in a fog of rolling smoke, you will understand how close is the line between happiness and tragedy. For had Mary’s eyes met, not what they did see, but some thing else, this story would not have the happy ending it now has. Yes, it was Eddie, crying for all he was worth. And was Mary glad? You answer that one. I'll just go on to add that when Mary’s mother and dad got home all that was left of the house was the standing chimney. Copyright.—WNU Service. **l Shall Not Pass This Way” The quotation, “1 shall not pass this way again,” is called “Life” and is as follows: "I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for l shall not pass this way again.” I'he author is unknown. General proof lies with Stephen Grellet as author, although it is not found in his writings. The same idea is found in “The Spectator.” by Addison. Canon Jepson has positively claimed it for Emerson and it has been attributed to Edward Courte ■,ay. due to the resemblance to the Sari's epitaph. , Early Golf There is considerable evidence to | support the theory that the game of j golf originated in Holland as far back as 1300 A. D. Certain it is that “kolf” was played in Holland at the beginning of the Fifteenth century in the streets, church squares and church yards in the summer, and on the ice in the winter. This is definitely proved by old "Delft” tiles which date back to that period and show "kolfers” dur. ing the upswing and at the address of the ball. Further evidence of the Dutch origin of the game is quite apparent in its nomenclature. Such words as "stymie,” "dormie.” and "putt” can all be traced directly to , the Dutch. OP?, SEW Ruth Wyeth Spears c ±3s CJlijfc «l Make This Attractive Ottoman. i HIT a wooden box from the gro | cer. It should be about as j long as the width of the chair with 1 which the ottoman is to be used. The depth of the sides should be ! four inches as shown here at A. The legs should be made of two by two’s or you may have a set of nicely turned legs from an old ta i ble or other piece of furniture \ that may be cut down to the right j length. Fasten in place with long screws through the corners of the ! box as shown here at B. About half a bat of cotton will be needed. Put five or six layers ; of the cotton on the top, cutting the first layer about four inches smaller all around than the top of the box. Place it in the center. Cut the next layer a little bigger and the others still bigger until j the last one is the same size as ; the top. Now, cut a layer of cotton 1 to go over the top and down over the ends as at C and another to go over the top and down the sides as at D. Cut a piece of heavy muslin to fasten tightly over the cotton. Cut ! the corners of the muslin as at E. Sew with heavy thread as at F and then tack as at G. To make the cover, stretch the top tightly over the muslin and sew it along the sides through the mus- Uncle Soya: You May Get Your Reward When you know a man has a disposition like a mule don’t talk I about him behind his back. A he-man is recognized by the fact that he doesn't talk about it. He simply is one. We believe in suppressing van ity, especially that of the rooster, when he crows at three o’clock in the morning. If you're witty your “rugged in dividualism” is acceptable. A fool is useful. He serves as a horrible example. A great many Europeans are I not celebrities until they visit j America. Planned Apologies It is the premeditated apologies that are the most painful for both. Many who love the sea wish no ; other contact with it except through the eye. There would be fewer axes ground if the grinders had to turn the crank. Witty Dr. Holmes Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, the famous essayist, author and phy sician, father of the late justice, met a man who had devoted him self to lecturing throughout New : England, without much ability for the task. In other words, he was f much of a bore. “What are you 1 about now?” asked Dr. Holmes. 1 The answer was, “Oh, lecturing as ■ usual. I speak at Dedham this evening.” “Good,” said Holmes, “I’m delighted to hear it. I never j liked those Dedham people.” fire Women Better Shoppers than Men f GRANTING a woman’s reputation for wise buying, let’s trace the methods by w hich she has earned it. Where does she find out about the advantages and details of electrical refrigerationPWhat tells her how to keep the whole household clean —rugs, floors, bathroom tiling— and have energy left over for golf and parties? How does she learn about new and delicious entrees and desserts that surprise and delight her family? Where does she discover those subtleties of dress and make-up that a man appreciate but never understands? Why, she reads the advertisements. She is a consistent, thought ful reader of advertisements, because she has found that she can believe them— and profit thereby. Overlooking the advertisements would be depriving herself of data continuously useful in her job of Purchasing Agent to the Family. For that matter, watch a wise man buy a car or a sui’ or an insur ance policy. Not a bad shopper hi .nself! He reads advertisements,too! lin, then make a straight four-inch band to go all around and add the ruffle to it. Every Homemaker should have a copy of Mrs. Spears’ new book, SEWING. Forty-eight pages -of step-by-step directions for making slipcovers and dressing tables: restoring and upholstering chairs, couches; making curtains for ev ery type of room and purpose. Making lampshades, rugs, otto mans and other useful articles for the home. Readers wishing a copy should send name and address, enclosing 25 cents, to Mrs. Spears, 210 South Desplaines St., Chicago, Illinois. HOUSEHOLD t?\ QUESTIONS yl§l/ Preserving Patent Leather.— The life of patent leather may be prolonged by rubbing it occasion ally u'ith glycerine applied with a clean cloth. * • * Brighter Glass.—All glass bowls and tumblers should be washed in warm soapy water and then in clear water to which a little vine gar has been added. * * * Removing Tar Stains. Tar stains can be removed from car pets by spreading a thick paste of turpentine and fullers’ earth over the affected spot. Leave or for several hours, then brush off. * • » Hot Luncheon Sandwiches.— Spread bread lightly with butter, add a slice of cheese, a slice of tomato and one or two half slices of bacon. Place on a pan in a hot oven, three to four inches be neath the bro-iler heat and cook until the bacon is done to taste and the cheese melted. * • * Pudding From Stale Bread.— Rub the state bread into crumbs and then soak a breakfast cupful of them in half a pint of milk. Mix in one ounce of sugar, one ounce of cocoa powder, a beaten egg and a few drops of vanilla. Bake in a buttered dish until set. * ♦ * Convenient Table. —A knee-high small kitchen working table, pref erably one that washes off easily is a treasure to the housewife. Such a table encourages her to sit down to peel potatoes, scrape car rots or do any of the little things that she usually does standing by the kitchen table. Sa*t "LUDEN'S"