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New Uses for Laminated Woods
Prepared by the U. S. Department of Agriculture
The present-day penchant of manufacturers and others for substitutes
threatens even those trusted baseball bats to which every big league hitter
looks to perpetuate his fame. The forest products laboratory of the forest
service, United States department of agriculture, has recently been manufac
turing experimentally a number of laminated wood articles with the idea of
utilizing small lumber stock. Baseball bats are among the articles which
have been experimented on. In practically every instance the products made
from this material have given as good service as those made In the regular
way. Whether they would satisfy the critical demands of professionals who
inspect their white ash clubs with zealous care is a matter as yet undeter-
Laminated Bowling Pins Glued With Hide, Also Water Resistant Casein Glue.
mined. The fact, remains, however, that the initial success in the experiments
cited seem to indicate that there is a large field heretofore undeveloped in
which laminated w r ood can be used successfully. Attention is called to the
fact that, while some of the bats have broken under severe usage, the breaks
were not in the glued joints, indicating that the artificial joining has been
accomplished in an entirely satisfactory manner.
Shoe lasts w T ere also made of laminated wood and after undergoing the
severest usage in various factories are still serviceable. Hat blocks of a
similarly built-up material were tried out thoroughly and proved very satis
factory. Recently constructed specimens of wagon bolsters which were made
up with laminations carefully joined just before gluing are standing weather
tests well. A wagon company is giving these articles a trial.
Fowls that are wintered in cold
parts of the country, where the tem
perature runs below freezing to 20 de
grees or more below zero, need consid
erable protection. When the cold Is
so intense that the fowl is uncomfort
able, a certain part of the heat and
energy from the food eaten is used to
combat this low temperature and the
food which is required for that pur
pose cannot, of course, be used to
manufacture eggs. Therefore, the
construction of the house varies with
the temperature or part of country in
which it is to be used. A thin and
partly open house is best for warmer
climates, but must have reasonably
thick walls and be capable of being
closed quite tightly on severe nights
In cold sections. It is comparatively
cheap to make a house warm by using
several thicknesses of inexpensive tar
paper, and if a better looking struc
ture Is wanted, other methods can be
employed. In any event, the house
must be made comfortable.
A dark poultry house is unhealthful
and uncomfortable. There should be
plenty of windows to let in light so
that the house is bright and they
should be kept clean so that the sun
can shine in to warm and brighten
the interior. The direct rays of the
sun will kill every germ of disease
that it touches and that in itself is Im
portant. Too much glass is a disad
vantage, because the house warms up
too much in the daytime when the
fowls are busy and cools down too
rapidly at night when they are on the
roosts. Windows should have both
upper and lower sash so that they can
be lowered and raised to let in little
or much air according to the outside
It Is said that fowls and birds in
a state of nature are never sick. Only
when we confine them In close and un
wholesome quarters do they become
Napoleon Bonaparte: How
doth the little busy B Improve ;jj
each shining hour! !;<!
Eve: A little knowledge Is a |
dangerous thing:
Darwin: I could a tail unfold!
Lillian Russell: A thing of jj
beauty is a joy forever! j
Achilles: Don’t put your foot ;;
In it! \\
Samson: The most unkindest
cut of all! !
Tiffany: There are sermons in
ft stones! \\\
;j; Grimaldi: Laugh and the ;j ;
:j: world laughs with you! ijjj
Experienced Woodsmen and
Others May Easily Become
Lost Among the Big Trees
“Sooner or later everybody who trav
els much in the woods—real woods —
is likely to get lost,” writes George
Gladden in Boys’ Life. “The ten
derfoot (scout or otherwise) does; the
experienced woodsman does—even the
Indian sometimes does. But an Indian
often won’t admit It, at least to a white
man; from which trait probably orig
inated the classic story about the red
skin, who, when he was accused of
being lost, replied indignantly:
“ ‘lnjun no lost; wigwam lost; Injun
“There is a difference between being
lost and being astray. For example,
you may suddenly realize that you are
traveling northwest Instead of north,
which you had supposed and desired to
be your course; and that discovery
may cause not a little confusion in your
mind. As long as that confusion lasts,
you are astray.
“Again, if you confidently expect to
see a certain landmark —say a big
ledge on a mountainside —from a trail
or road from which you believe It to
be visible, and it isn’t there, you are
certainly astray, and perhaps lost, as
far as that ledge is concerned. Where
fore it behooves you to find out prompt
ly just why you have missed seeing
that ledge. Otherwise you are likely
to get still farther off your course.
Changing Its Nature.
“You had better not go into this
spelling bee.”
“Why not?”
“Because with your limitations you
are apt to find it a hornet's nest.”
World Going Straight.
to the railroad station as it was ad
vertised and It wasn’t under water.
Or Cut of Her Jib.
Mrs. Styles—l understand that
there are many women sailors among
the Finns and Norwegians.
Mr. Styles —No doubt they are eas
ily recognized by the rigging.
City Dweller —
I do believe the
world is reform
Suburban! t e
On what theory
do you base your
City Dweller —1
bought a lot in
the country today
that was as near
my bulldog while I’m out of town.
He’s very companionable and a dandy
Parasite That Attacks
Both Cedar and Apple
Tree With Bad Results
“It may seem strange that a para
site shoud attack the stems and leaves
of the cedar and produce these tumor
like growths, but this is only one-half
of the story,” s>ays Frank D. Kern,
writing of the parasite known as
“Cedar Apples,” in Boys’ Life. “The
other half is the climax of strange
ness. The parasite leads a ‘double
life.’ In its other stage it lives on the
apple tree, chiefly affecting the leaves,
but sometimes the fruit. Wild crab
apples and cultivated apples are both
affected. The apple grower speaks of
is as ‘orchard rust,’ and on the apple
it produces an entirely different effect.
From its appearance one would never
suspect its relation to the ‘cedar ap
ples.’ Yellowish or reddish spots first
appear on the apple leaves. On the
upper side of these spots small dots
develop and later become blackish.
On the under side of the leaves deli
cate feathery projections develop. In
the fall, winter and spring, the para
site lives on the cedar. It goes back
and forth by means of tiny ‘germs’
known as spores, which are carried
by the wind. This history of the para
site suggests that it would find con
ditions best where cedars and apples
grow close together, and such is the
case. On the apple this rust is a ser
ious disease in some localities. The
best method of prevention is the de
struction of the cedars in the vicinity.
It is not likely that the wind will car
ry the spore for more than a few
miles. The state of West Virginia
has a law regarding the destruction
of cedars near apple orchards. The
parasite does not spread from apple
to apple nor from cedar to cedar.
Some varieties of apples resist the
attacks better than others. I have seen
Stayman Winesaps practically un
touched when Grimes Golden in the
same orchard were badly affected.”
No National Bank Failure
For Over One Year; Record
Shows Wonderful Increase
The resources of the national banks
in the United States have had a great
er grow’th during the past five and
one-half years than in the forty years
immediately prior to 1914, according
to a chart prepared by the office of
the comptroller of the currency.
It is shown that the capital, surplus
and individed profits of the national
banks on July 1, 1919, were at the
highest point since the inauguration
of the national banking system, and
exceeded by $313,000,000 the amount
of the total capital, surplus and un
divided profits as of January, 1914.
The increase in resources from Feb
ruary, 1874, to January 13, 1914 (40
years), was $9,487,854,609, while
from January 13, 1914, to June 30,
1919 (five and one-half years), it was
Another chart of the comptroller
demonstrates that In the matter of
immunity from failure, the record for
the past 22 months, since January 1,
1918, has been 30 times, or 300 per
cent, better than the record for the
40-year period prior to 1914, and that
for the past calendar year there has
been no failure of any national bank
in the entire country involving loss to
Still another chart shows that the
annual net earnings of the national
banks increased more during the five
year period from July 1, 1914, to July
1, 1919, than in the entire 40 years
prior to that time.
Frightened Him Away.
“What became of that young man
who was paying so much attention to
“I don’t know. I let him walk to
the grocery store one afternoon with
me and after he saw how much we had
to pay for things to eat he just quit
coming to sc me.”
An Offer.
Mr. Multlrox —
Dear lady, don’t "
you sometimes
feel the need of
true companion
ship and protec
Mrs. Hunter- d
Mann—Y es ; oh,
yes, Harold, oft
Mr. Multlrox—
Then perhaps
you’ll be willing
to take care of
itac£s mon
i j oig emes-J
Much Activity in the Interstitial Gland Business
SAN FRANCISCO.—This interstitial gland business is getting to be pretty
lively out at the San Quentin prison—or else the press agent is putting
something across on the editors. Here’s story No. 1, as printed In the news
Deeply penitent because the de
pendents of Anton Schoembs, San • ... .
Francisco detective, have been robbed FTjHOW HUCti
of his support, Floyd Lee McClure, 1 II II IW. am i nfPPRFO
; yvho killed Schoembs, today offered to fP! ppi jr -
auction his interstitial glands to the lLim=Jr ? f
highest bidder as a benefit to the * *
widow and children of Schoembs. Me- * A t M U 3
Clure had been told that a business * //C <
man had written to doctors at San „ [ _
Quentin prison offering SIO,OOO for the
youth-giving interstitial glands of a
murderer soon to be hanged there.
“It is not a very pleasant thought,” said McClure, “and I would rather
not talk about it, but I’ll tell the world I’m game for the operation even If
it Is done before I hang.
“I would do anything to make amends for my crime—anything in the
world to help the widow of Schoembs. “I wouldn’t mind doing anything if
I could get the SIO,OOO. I’ll be glad to undergo the operation on condition that
the money goes to Mrs. Schoembs.”
Here is story No. 2: While her two little daughters clung to her skirts,
Mrs. Antone Lapara tearfully renounced any intention to contest for the
SIO,OOO offered by a wealthy business man In event her husband is hanged
at San Quentin prison.
“If I took the money,” she said, “it would bring me only unhappiness.
Every dollar would remind me of my husband’s death on the gallows. He
was a good husband. I would die at my work before I would profit by my
husband’s death.”
Small Boy Finds New Use for Automobile Tires
DENVER. —A number of large automobile tires rolling blithely down Chees
man park hill at a high rate of speed caused a traffic blockade at Tenth
and Franklin streets several afternoons last week. Passing pedestrians and
autoists stood in open-mouthed amaze
ment, looking at what appeared to be
/v /v- * auto tires endowed with life, some
. rolling with perfect balance, others
reeling drunkenly from side to side
!([{* and at the en< * °* the lan< * ing ln
(ll 11/// Upon closer observation the tires
were found to be filled with small boys
X curled snugly in the inside of the rira
and hugely enjoying the surprise of
the passersby.
Tire racing Is the latest fad in the
sport realm of the small boy, and the lad whose father owns an autojnoblle
and a number of old tires is the most popular member of his group.
The tires are hauled to the top of the hill, and in order to make the
race successful, twice as many boys as there are tires are required. When
the contestants are properly curled in the tires, with feet and hands firmly
braced, the boys behind the tires, called the starters, give them a push and
away they go, spinning down the two blocks of unbroken hill, ending at
Tenth and Franklin.
Alas! This Is An Age of Ingenious Camouflage
NEW YORK. —This is an age of camouflage. Yes; of course the word has
been overworked. Maybe it isn’t used any more in our best journalistic
circles. But it’s an age of camouflage just the same. Now take the case of
John Smith of the East end, up for
examination in a case of assault and wq U q.- *
battery, He did not deny that Emil P|IIE Job-
Emilson hired him to beat up Joe tvy.
Lansky or that he got $5 from Emil
for beating up Joe. But he strongly j
denied that he did beat up Joe. Final- \
ly they got the truth out of John, who TjTj .3
thus explained the seeming inconsis- ynrpi H Wjj
tencies of his statement: WT {Jg
“When a fellow Is hired to do up
another guy he goes and tells him
about it. Then they get together and
they stick courtplaster all over the guy’s face and tie a bandage around his
head with a little beef blood showing through and put his arm in a sling.
The guy who wants him done up looks him over and thinks he got his money’s
Now this is art, but is it honest? Is crime not to be depended upon to be
what it seems? We know that our leather chairs are not made of hide, but
of old rubber boots and condensed milk. We know that chicken salad is
frequently made of veal. We undestand that our sealskin coats are made
from the fur of the muskrat and that our linen is cotton. Knowing, nobody
cares. But It had been supposed that crime was above substitution. Here'
we have a detailed description of camouflage assault.
Gold Star in the Window for Marijane, Aged 6
CHICAGO. —There is a gold star in the window of 823 North Lamon avenue
In memory of Marijane, the six-year-old daughter of Otto E. Smith, a
brakeman on the North Western railroad. One night Marijane climbed up in
her mother’s l lap and asked all about
. stars in the window. Then she ex-
A • |ll | plained about Miss Mills, her teacher
” v /P in the sub-primary grade at the Nash
school. Each time they were perfect
y yy / / I \ \ in their lessons the teacher gave them
—» a s * ip mar ked “100 per cent.”
—' ' // / / \ \ y When they got ten of these she gave
_jlihJJ / / \ them a gold star.
r AbT" ■"' 1 ""' ,|fe Marijane. “When Ido will you put it
rrr-J-y** , _ _• - & J U p in the window?”
“Yes, dear,” the mother said. “And
when you get your gold star father will give you a dollar and I’ll get you a
nice little bank.”
One afternoon Marijane came home with triumph and pride in her eyes.
“Celebrate with some candy,” the father said. He gave her a nickel and
she ran out for the sweets.
The candy shop was at Chicago and Lamon avenues, on the other side*
of the street. West on Chicago avenue a street car was coming. Behind It
came a big automobile. It was driven by Henry A. Finlay, 224 North Elm
wood avenue, Oak Park. With him were Mrs. Finlay and their three-year-old
boy Alfred.
Behind the street car ran Marijane, Intent upon her candy. Mr. Finlay
saw the child and swerved his machine against an electric light pole in an ef
fort to avert the tragedy. The machine was wrecked and all three occupants
thrown out. But it was too late. A fender had struck Marijane and fractured
her skull.

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