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gp"** WHO’S
NEWS
THIS
■M WEEK
By LEMUEL F. PARTON
NT EW YORK. —Progressive educa
* tion has been pushed around a
lot lately. The Bellwether Lincoln
school of New York has been back
c u/l . n track ing, as
•see What Lame have several
Os Leaving Chapother Daniel
With $2 Camera Boones 0 f , l h ., e
educational wil
derness. From the right came the
charge that they just let the young
sters fool around with toys and tools,
without rubbing in any real educa
tion.
Here’s a field goal for the other
side. At the somewhat ultra Foun
tain Valley, progressive school of
Colorado Springs, the boy David
Hare, scion of a highly placed New
York family, was given carte
blanche to build his education
around a $2 camera. The idea, as
In all progressive schools of those
few years back, was to give the
green light to any creative impulse.
But, at 22, here is Mr. Hare
with a New York exhibit of cam
era portraiture, with President
Roosevelt among his subjects,
and with famous artists and
photographers, including Arnold
Genthe, cheering him as the
“Leonardo da Vinci of the cam
era.” Specifically, they agree
that young Mr. Hare has proved
Indisputably that the camera not
only may be, but now is an in
strument of the highest artistic
expression, and that he demon
strates an absolutely new meth
od and medium of color por
trait photography.
His three-lens camera allows the
superimposing of color Images, in
the snanner of the color-printing
process, and makes possible shad
ing and emphasis in the service of j
mood. His is the first and only color i
portrait exhibit in the country. Art-
Ists and prominent society folk are
boiling with enthusiasm over Mr. j
Hare's achievement.
He is a tall, shy, personable
young man. somewhat inarticu
late, as he filters life through a
lens, and hesitant in any other
form of expression. As was the
young Lindbergh. There is the
same “We” combination here.
Whether he knows the preposi
tions used with the ablative or
whether he stumbled across the
“Bridge of Asses” is not re
vealed.
+
OUT of the limbo of the past rises
‘‘Ole Bill,” Bruce Bairnsfather's j
famous walrus-mustached cartoon
character of World war days, to
f . . adorn recruit- j
Time $ Attrition j n g posters be-;
Marks‘Ole Bill' ing displayed
And His Creator throughout the
United King
dom. Bairnsfather says his revised
character reveals signs of age, but,
for that matter, so does the car
toonist.
The slow attrition of 20 years since
• slender youngster created ‘‘Ole
Bill,” in a trench in Flanders, has
added to his bulk, had taken toll
of his thatch of wavy black hair.
Bitterness came, too, as when he
returned all his war medals to the
British government in protest
against its treatment of veterans. !
Somehow, despite the wide
and varied exploitation of Bill—
books, lectures, a play, “The
Better Ole,” a syndicated piece
and so forth—Bruce seemed to
get the short end of it all. He
is said to have received some
SIO,OOO out of $500,000 earned by
his black and white creation.
Putting on his own review,
“Ullo,” he lost $40,000, and after
(hat events led him straight to
bankruptcy, liabilities $75,000
assets negligible.
He was born in India of a long
line of army forebears and began
life as an electrical engineer. Os
recent years, what with lecturing,
writing and drawing, life is said to
have dealt more amiably by him.

SELECTED for transfer from his
post as ambassador to Argentina
rto the government of Gen. Francisco
Franco in Spain, Alexander W. Wed
_ . . . dell, 63 years
'Our Ambassador oid' 0 id' bears with
To Spain Packs him such assets
Diplomatic Bag as "e implied
in the long ex
perience of a career diplomat, a
man of tact and diplomatic deft
ness, combined with broad 1 humani
tarian sympathies.
Mr. Weddell was educated at
George Washington university
Tiaw school and the University
«f Catania in Italy. Appointed
private secretary to the minis
ter to Denmark in 1908, he en
tered the consular service two
years later as consul at Zanzi
bar. He spent two years, 1912-
14, as consul at Catania, going
thence to Athens as consul gen
eral.
Retiring from the diplomatic serv
ice in 1928, he returned six years
ago, filling various consular posts
until his appointment as ambassa
dor to the Argentine.
® Consolidated News Features.
WNU Service.
Big Top Hits Trail Once More
With Bigger Bundle of Thrills
I P Mgf •Shuf doun last mid-
Wk |B|% ness.Ringling's "great-
J (left), noted designer
I !. turned hip top and re
...
Horses are also pood attractions. Above , Tex Klmlundt ,
famous trainer of liberty horses , puts a quartet through their
pares. Beloit , Arhmed , the perforrninp horse , performs for
M illiam lleyer. He leaps directly up into the air and lands in
the same spot. 7 his is probably the first time such a stunt has
been accomplished or photographed.
f Aerial ists rehearse
.A J j fk \ their breath-taking feats
'/ y | ; A / ’Jr I at icinter quarters.
Bight. Hubert Castle, uiz- V ffiffijjpr f
ard of the i tire, knows what jH
perfection means, and here he *«k||||
is putting in some practice at 4gi|g|||r ||plji|
his specialty. Beckless riders,
intrepid handlers of fero- |||
cions animals and the icorld's _
funniest cloicns complete the
picturesque assortment. '**"**■—•>
Roustabouts loading up for the overnight trip.
THE COOLIDGE EXAMINER
ADVENTUROUS
AMERICANS
By
Elmo Scott Watson
. An American Spahi
J C'EW Americans have ever heard
; * of Marius Van de Weghe. He
j stays pretty close to his tallow and
I caustics, test tubes and chemicals
and other scientific apparatus in his
j laboratory at a soap company in
j Chicago.
You wouldn’t suspect that Marius,
a young man of less than 40 years,
is an Ouissam Alaouite Cherifien.
But that is what you are when the
j Sultan of Morocco gives you a med
j al and says that’s what you are.
Because Van de Weghe, while a
soldier in Morocco, displayed un
usual bravery under fire, the sultan
knighted him. Van de Weghe was
a spahi in the Moroccan army right
after the World war. A spahi is a
cavalryman. During a fierce en
gagement with rebel natives, Van
de Weghe rode back two miles into
enemy territory to bring back the
body of his slain commanding offi
cer.
The kind of men the soldiers were
fighting were those who tortured
their live captives and mutilated
those who were killed. Van de
Weghe’s heroism prevented the na
tives from burying the body of his
commander with his head protrud
ing to be eaten by insects.
But there is nothing of the hero in
Van de Weghe’s present demeanor,
now that he is an American citizen
and the head of a family. When
ever anyone expresses amazement
that he would risk his life to re
trieve a dead body he adds his own
amazement, stating that neither can
he understand how he happened to
do it.
• • *
‘Prince of Trinidad’
n TAMES I. PRINCE OF TRINI
DAD,” is an impressive title.
The holder of it was an American
who married the daughter of a Stand
ard Oil company magnate. He pre
sented her with the entire kingdom
of Trinidad which they ruled togeth
er with a firm hand.
Trinidad was easy to rule, of
course, because Mr. and Mrs.
James Harden-Hickey, the Ameri
can names of the rulers, were the
only human inhabitants. Their sub
jects were the land prabs, sea fowl
and snakes with which the place
! was infested.
Trinidad is an island 700 miles
! east of Brazil in the South Atlantic.
Discovered by the Portuguese and
visited by the British, no power had
exercised active possession of it at
the time “Mr. and Mrs. James I”
went there and proclaimed them
selves rulers in 1894.
But their reign over this small do
main that reeked with the odor of
dead fish, ended in January of the
following year when the British sent
the warship Barracouta there to
take over possession.
This wasn’t the first time James
Harden-Hickey was thrown out of a
country. He established a newspa
per, Le Triboulet, in Paris in 1878,
and was so obnoxious in his criti
cism of the republican government
that he was expelled in 1880.
He died a suicide in El Paso, Tex
as, in 1898, just plain James Harden-
Hickey, American citizen.
* * *
Audacious Robert Stobo
LJOUDINI was famous for his
; * ability to escape from almost
anywhere; Sergeant York was noted
for his ability to capture enemies by
the wholesale; but in pre-Revolu
tionary days, Maj. Robert Stobo was
famous for both.
The French from Canada were
constantly arresting Stobo for sup
plying Washington with confidential
I information about their plan*. But
regardless of where he was im
prisoned he always managed to es
cape.
After breaking out of a cell in
Quebec, he paddled up the St. Law
rence river with three companions.
Camping one day on the bank, he
noticed a small boat leave a French
ship and make toward their camp-
I fire.
Knowing that the French were
; after him, he could easily have re
j treated into the woods until they
: gave up the search. But instead he
| and his companions hid and sur
prised the party when it landed.
■ With little effort, he succeeded in
capturing the group that had been
sent out to capture him!
Then, alter watting tor darkness,
he had the further audacity to order
them all into the boat and with
guns at their backs, row back to
their ship as if he and his party
were captives. They were all aboard
the vessel before the crew realized
that it was Stobo’s party, not theirs,
that held the guns. Once aboard,
he had the upper hand and forced
the entire crew of 18 to surrender.
But this was only a good begin
ning. In command of the ship, he
set sail and pulled alongside an
other French vessel a mile down
the river. Without warning, he fired
a broadside against the unsuspect
ing vessel and forced its surrender
too. Then he set fire to it.
Proudly he set sail up the St.
Lawrence and returned triumphant
ly to Colonial territory, having per
formed one of the most adventurous
feats of his time.
® Western Newspaper Union.
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ADVENTURERS’ CLUB Jj3
HEADLINES FROM THE LIVES
OF PEOPLE LIKE YOURSELFI
“The Killer Ship ”
Hello, everybody:
I’ve told you stories about human killers, and I’ve
spun you tales about animal killers. This is the story of a
killer ship.
Carl L. Rynning of Brooklyn, N. Y., told me this story.
It happened to him in 1902, when he found himself broke
and out of a job in South Africa and signed on a windjam
mer for a trip to South America.
The windjammer was the bark Albatross, which had just
brought a load of corn over from Buenos Aires and was
going back to the same port in ballast. There it would pick
up a load of wheat and return to East London, Cape Colony.
That suited Carl’s plans, so he sailed away one morning at
daybreak, and six weeks later, after an uneventful trip, the
Albatross entered the Plata river and docked at Buenos
Aires.
So far, everything had gone smoothly, but they had no
sooner begun loading grain for the return trip than it became
evident that the Albatross was none too seaworthy a craft.
When the sand ballast had been taken out of the hold,
water began coming in through the seams. That didn’t
bother the captain any to speak of. He just let the ship settle in the
mud, and when the mud got into the seams and closed them up, he
began loading again.
Many a sailor would have quit that ship then and there. But Carl
wanted to get back to South Africa. He stayed on for the return trip,
but the ship was hardly out of the river again before he began to regret it.
Huge Swarms of Rats Had Boarded the Ship.
The weather was fair enough at the moment. It was late June
and the old tub was wallowing along before a fair breeze. But
it was the rats that bothered Carl. Swarms of them had come
aboard while the ship was loading grain, and now they were
threatening to take over the ship. “We must have had half the
rats in the Argentine with us,” Carl says. “They were every
where. We found them in the pockets of our clothes —in our
bunks—and in short, everywhere we looked. While we were lying
asleep, we were awakened by the animals crawling across our
faces, and we had to lie perfectly still while we felt their cold
feet and tails tickling our noses. Many a time I stepped on one
when I got out of my bunk to go on watch.”
The rats were bad enough, but as they neared Africa, things be
came worse. A heavy gale blew up, and it quickly increased to hurri-
A heavy gale blew up and quickly mounted to hurricane force.
I
cane force. The seas mounted until they seemed to be fifty feet high,
and the old ship, with nothing but a storm trisail up, was plunging ahead
at half again her usual speed.
For a day, the ship withstood the buffeting of the gale, but that
night, along about eight bells, the carpenter sounded the bilges and re
ported to the captain that there was four feet of water in the hold.
The captain ordered all hands to the pumps.
The crew worked grimly at those pumps—because they knew
they were working for their lives. “Four feet of water,” says
Carl, “is bad in any ship in a storm. It was especially bad
In this rotten old tub. We had no life preservers and the life
boats were so rotten that they would fall apart if any attempt
was made to raise them off their cradles.”
Captain Asks for Men’s Opinions.
The men pumped for two hours, and the carpenter sounded the
bilges again. This time, there was five feet of water in the bilges.
In spite of all the men could do, it had gained a foot. They kept on
pumping, but the captain was worried. At three o’clock in the morning,
when the crew was so exhausted that hardly a one of them could stand
up to the pumps, he called them all into his cabin. Wet and hungry,
they trooped in, and the captain told them bluntly that he didn’t know
what to do and wanted to get the men’s opinions.
There were two courses they could follow. Land wasn’t far
distant. In the sky they could see the reflection of the Cape of
Good Hope Light. They could keep on pumping and try to
make port, or they could run the ship on the rocks, giving the
men a chance to be washed ashore, if they escaped being killed
by wreckage, or pulled to their deaths by the undertow.
There wasn’t a chance of keeping the ship afloat until they reached
port. The men all knew it. The chief mate was for piling the boat on
the rocks, and the men agreed with him. The ship was turned about
and headed for the shore. “And we were a silent crew as we worked,”
says Carl, “for we knew that in a few hours we would crash—and i
then what?”
Voyage of the Albatross Ends.
But suddenly the mate made a discovery. Before the bark
had been turned toward shore, she had been running on her star
board tack, with the port side deep down in the water. When
they came about, the wind and the seas were astern, and she
came up on an even keel. And now, the mate, looking over the
port side, saw a stream of water coming out of a great gap in the
hull of the ship at a point which had been submerged a few mo
ments before. It was the cause of all their troubles. A piece of
floating timber had struck the side of the ship and rammed a
hole in the rotten planking.
The wind was dying out by that time. The carpenter rigged a scaf-
I fold over the side, filled the hole with bags of oakum and nailed a heavy
S canvas over it. “We hove to,” says Carl, “and it was with a different
feeling that we manned those pumps again. It was six in the morning
now, and we pumped until eleven, when the pumps began sucking air
and we knew she was empty. We were all tired,' but we were happy.
Six days after that we entered the harbor of East London, where the
whole town turned out to view the battered looking wreck as it came j
limping in. And thus ended that never-to-be-forgotten voyage of the
bark Albatross.”
* Copyright.—WNU Service.
How Cellophane Is Made From Spruce Wood Pulp
The first step in the manufacture
of cellophane is steeping sheets of
pure spruce wood pulp in a caustic
soda solution. This converts the
pulp sheets into alkali cellulose.
The sheets are then dumped into
hoppers leading to shredding ma
chines. After shredding the cellu
lose is white and fluffy, and looks
like bread crumbs. Carbon disul
phide is then added, changing the cel
lulose crumbs into an orange color.
This is dissolved in another caustic
acid solution, and forms vicose,
which ripens under carefully con
trolled conditions. Then it goes to
a casting machine, where in an acid j
bath it is coagulated from a liquid
into a solid film, and then it rolls
along through one bath after an
other, becoming progressively pur
er, more transparent, tougher and
more pliable. Then it goes through
heavy squeeze rolls, which press out
all the liquid. Then it is wound
on a core as the finished product.
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knowingly marries another to
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