THE CHARLEVOIX COUNTY HERALD, (East Jordan, Mich.) FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 1921
By DOUGLAS MALLOCH
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By F. J. WALKER
BLONDES AND HUAINS
ALEAKXEI) Judge was recently
quoted as announcing from his
bench Unit ho would not approve of
blonde ladles members of a jury
which was about to hoar a case under
"Blondes are fickle," were the words
attributed to the justice, intimating
that fickleness is a bar to what the
Jaw Is supposed to assure the person
A year or so ago a bis: Western em
ployer in advertising for office help
announced that he would not receive
the applications of blondes, ghlng as
a reason that he had found them in
attentive to work and temperamental
There bus always been a good deal
of discussion regarding the relative
attractiveness of blondes and bru
nettes despite the fact that in the
long ago when the caveman was the
highest type of eh ilization. w e were
all blonde, or at least red hair was
the darkest tint.
The reason why nature covered
primeval men and women with blonde
or red hair was twofold; that it
served the same purposes of low .vis
ibility which is gained by the animals
whose fur coats blend with the sur
roundings In which they live and the
fact that those colors belter protected
the skin from the effects of direct sun
light. We know that tluse colors of hair
prevailed because in the discovery of
almost every burial place of people of
that time light or reddishly tinged
hair has been found.
It Is Interesting to note that the
three parts of the body which longest
resist the disintegration which follows
death are the teeth, the finger nails
and the hair, and of these the last
two are very nearly of the same char
acter. Which is petting some little way
distant from the contention that
blonde women are not fit for jury duty
because they are fickle.
Pido, queen of Carthago, of whom
Virgil writes In the Acnrld. was not
fickle, although she was ;i blonde. She
stuck to her hero through thick and
thin and killed herself with a sword
that he furnished.
Cleopatra, who had red hair, a
shade darker than Ihe real blojide,
was not what one mlcrht call absolute- j
ly constant in her devotions, but In I
modern society she might not be listed
a extremely fickle.
But the analyzing of society, ancient
or modern, according to the color of
the hair, would not furnish very sub
stantial bnsN for Judging either wom
en or men, blondes or brunettes.
It I what Is just under their hair
that establishes the real qualifications
for any sort of duty.
Brains arc all one color.
If the. color of hair determined
ability what would become of the un
fortunates who haven't any hair at
Never mind about your hair, young
lady readers. Don't bother about Its
color, and don't spend loo much time
If you are to be anxious about any
thing, be anxious about the Inside of
your head Instead of the outside.
That's the side that counts.
TY. Sho Marie
goingr to study
He Well. I am.
glad that Fhe'll at
lift get beneath
the surface of
THE GIRL ON THE JOB
5 How to Succeed How to Get 5
AheadHow to Make Good j
By JESSIE ROBERTS
LIUUAliY work has a great appeal
to many women. A girl is sure
of a good deal of liberty In such work,
can add to its value and Interest If
she be so minded, and can feel fairly
certain of permanent employment.
llut the salaries are small, very
small. Like the teacher, the librarian
must struggle to make both ends meet
and keep up appearances. She has
usually had a thorough education and
a special training that has cost money.
Sometimes she begins her work with
a debt to pay off. She often Injures
her health in the attempt to do this.
Tills is wrong.
I know one young woman who Is
librarian in a technical library. Every
thing about the work is attractive and
interesting; the girl loves It. Hut she
could not afford to keep the position
were It not that she has a small pri
vate Income to help, and no one de
pendent upon her. She gets only $1,300
a year, with n short vacation.
Libraries and library positions are
to Fee a great Increase in the next few
years. Clever and well-bred women
will be In demand. Hut how can such
women afford, with living expenses
what they are, to take positions so
There must be a change In these
The community must recognize that
positions of this kind, which are an as
set to the whole neighborhood, should
receive a fair return. A good library
cannot be good unless the librarians
who work in it are well trained and
first-class. Such cannot go on forever
making sacrifices because they wish
to serve the community, and love the
labor they do.
It is high time to Insist on a proper
Increase In library salaries.
THE ROMANCE OF WORDS
USED in the sense of a
"buiniHjr" of wine and
therefore belonging to the malt,
vinous and dead languages
this word harks back to the
days of the Restoration when
the drinking was deep and the
shouting long and when, as
penance for any slip of the
tongue or forgetfulness of man
ners, the culprit was sentenced
to drink a "bumper" without
spilling a drop.
As this feat did not depend
so much upon the liquid capac
ity of the drinker as uin the
steadiness of his nerves, It was
no light task particularly well
along toward morning. A large
goblet ,or a small bowl was
filled to the brim with wine and
then a few additional drops
were carefully added, so that
the liquid would not overflow
but would actually rise a frac
tion of nn inch over the top of
the containing vessel. The sur
face, being convex, wax, said to
be, "bumped up" and It was
then accepted as a true "bump
er." It Is in this sense of
"more than full" that we still
refer to a "bumper crop" or a
New Even to Teacher.
James bad been out of school sev
eral days and his teacher wrote his
mother a note asking what was wrong
with him. Hack came this answer:
"Miss Teacher James Is very sick
and I had to have the doctor for him.
He says to keep James home for rev
oral weeks, for he has Information
on the stomach and bowels."
MY IJOY, It's the end of the
Your campstake you've got In your
It Isn't much use fer to reason
With you, I suppose.
I know how the dollars ore burnln'
A hole In your pocket right now;
You'll blow 'em what use to be
A lumberjack how?
They're waltln down there fer you,
The barkeep Is loadln' the gin;
Each guy has some game er another
Fer takin' you In.
The dames thet are plastered an'
Are puttin on powder fer fair
The ladles whose kisses are tainted
Are waltln' you there.
I've been through the mill, an' I know
I know Jest the fool thet you are;
Oh, you'll be a sport, an you'll throw
In gobs on the bar.
It's "Drinks fer the house I" you'll be
The bums will be there to partake.
They'll . laugh at the stories you're
An' gobble your stake.
While you have been pullln' a briar,
With beans an' sow-belly to chew,
The grafters have set by the fire
A-waltin' fer you
The streak up their hacks It Is yeliah,
An' life without work Is the rule;
They'll say you're a prince of a fellah
An' think you're a fool.
So work like a dog in the winter,
An' act like an ass In the spring;
Some guy with a jack-knife an' splin
ter Will say you're a king.
It's blood, an' It's bone, an' It's muscle,
You're throwin' up there on the bar;
Next week fer a Job you kin rustle,
The fool thet you are.
Oh, yes, they all think he's the candy,
A sport, a good fellow, who spends;
I hope, w hen they say you're a dandy,
You're proud of your friends.
When you know Jest how little there's
Will you hand out your good money
When you know they're but friends
fer a minute?
You proba'ly will.
No price is set on the lavish summer.
June may be had by the poorest comer.
A GOOD all-round substantial dish
which will do for a main dish Is
Cook one-half dozen good sized
potatoes,' one-half dozen onions to
gether In boiling salted water until
tender. Then press them through a
puree sieve, add butter, milk, salt and
pepper, and serve piping hot.
Cut In slices three or four hard
cooked eggs. Prepare a rich white
sauce, using two tablespoonfuls each
of flour and butter, and when well
blended add one cupful of rich milk;
cook until smooth and thick, season
with salt and pepper and stir in the
eggs. Prepare small pieces of buttered
bread, pour over the sauce and bake
tntll hot In a moderate oven.
Cut In cubes three cold cooked
potatoes, add three hard-cooked eggs,
cut In bits, one-half cupful of wal
nuts and a dozen olives cut In small
pieces. Pour over a French dressing
made by using one tablespoonful of
vinegar to three of oil, salt, cayenne
pepper and a dash of catsup and onion
Prnnnrp n nastrv-llnod nle nlnte and
fill with the following : One pint of i
milk mixed with four tablespoonfuls j
of sugar, creamed with a teaspoonful
of butter; add three beaten eggs,, a i
half teaspoonful of grated nutmeg and
bake In a hot oven at first to brown
the crust, then lower the heat until
the custard seems firm to the center.
(, 1921. Western Newspaper Union.)
THE CHEERFUL CHERUB
The waiter trve I htd
I toctay ww fierce,
An idiot Ls tll too
But t "ike end Ke fixed
ma vitk r3 eye
Aid I , poor
jwst tke -Sfcme,
1 1 V
OLD FOX'S REVENGE
WHEN all the nuts were fixed to
suit Grandpa Fox he put them
away and brought out some very fine,
bis radishes, which he carefully
scooped out after cutting them In half.
These he also filled with red . pep
per and glued together, touching the
cut place with a bit of paint to cover
When he had a good pile of them
finished he looked at his work with a
broad smile on his face and carried
them In a pan to the pantry window,
where It was nice and cool, so they
would not wither.
The next morning he was up long
before the smn peeped through the
trees In the woods; In fact, he had
been awake nearly all night) so he
might be the very first one up In the
Grandpa took his basket of nuts and
poured them on the ground near his
house back of a bush, as If he had hid
den them there.
The radishes he put In a basket and
placed It under n tree and dropped his
coat beside It so It would look as If he
had just been In the garden working.
Then he sat down In the house by
"What's ia a Name?"
By MILDRED MARSHALL
Facts about your names It hUtory: mean
ings whence It wat derived; significance)
four lucky day and lucky JeweL
ALBERTA, meaning nobly bright,
has Its origin In the Teutonic lan
guage. It Is one of the names com
ing from the nobility of which Aethel
Is the root.
Aethelbryht was Its first form,
though It was a masculine name and
was given to the first Christian king
of England. The famous bishop of
Prague, who was martyred near Dant
zlg while preaching to the heathen
Prussians In 1)97, was called Adel
brecht and his fame spread the use
of the name throughout a great part
Italy received It and straightway
changed It to Alberto. It Is from this
latter that the feminine forms, Al
berta and Albert! ne, were formed.
The husband of the late Queen Vic
toria, who bore the name of Albert,
brought both the masculine and fem
inine into great vogue In England. In
deed, it has since been accepted as a
But, like all names which have a
masculine and feminine equivalent,
Alberta has no really Individual ex
istence. After all, she Is merely a
masculine name with a feminine
termination. But unlike many of her
contemporaries, such as Edwlna and
Roberta, she Is almost frivolously
feminine and Is not regarded as a sub
stitute name for the hoped-for son
and heir who was to have been called
Jade Is Alberta's tallsmanic stone.
It has the power to assure Its wearer
great prosperity, and freedom from
danger and disease. But It should
never be removed from the finger,
arm, or throat on which It Is worn.
Monday Is Alberta's lucky day and
1 her lucky number.
IN THE earlier journals, before they
were called "newspapers," It was
the custom to print at the head the fig
ure of a compass, symbolizing that the
Journal covered events In all direc
tions. An enterprising publisher hit
on the Idea of printing the cardinal
points, N-H-W-S, and In a short time
every journal adopted the Idea.
UP TO DATE.
How ls Doctor
Strong as a phy
sician? Best ever.
When you get ex
bridge he pre
as a rest cure.
Aln't Men the Brute.
"Why do you call your wife n
"Because she goes by contraries."
the window with a stick In his hand
He did not have to wait long for
the Squirrel brothers were always up
bright and early and called for Tom
mle Ilabblt to come out and find some
They came running along the path
that led past the house where Grand
pa Fox lived, when IJIIly Squirrel, who
was quicker than the others, ran Into
He spied the nuts and back he went
as quick as a flash and told the news
to the others.
Tommle Ilabblt did not care very
much for the nuts, but he ran with
Billy and his brother, and he spied the
basket of radishes.
Looking around all three of them
made sure that Grandpa was not In
sight, and then they took all the nuts
and radishes they 'could carry, and
from his window Grandpa pounded
the sill with the big stick and shouted :
"Drop those, you little rascals; drop
Grandpa Fox knew that was all that
was needed to make them carry off the
nuts and radishes, so he pounded and
called until they were out of sight.
"Stolen sweets are always the
sweetest," he said. "That may be true
In some cases, but I'll wager my pipe
those youngsters will find out that Is
not a true saying always."
And they did. for Billy Squirrel did
not bother Grandpa Fox any more.
Such sneezing was never heard In the
woods before, even the chicken with
the whooping cough did not sneeze
any harder, though they all found
their heads and tails were safe when
it was over.
Their mouths and throats were
burned, too, and so for many days they
suffered for their badness and now old
Grandpa Fox can sit all day In the
sun and no one bothers him.
THE RIGHT THING
THE RIGHT TIME
By MARY MARSHALL DUFFEE
WHEN YOU DINE
"Practice yourself, for heaven'e Bake,
In little things and thence proceed to
NEVER take your seat until the
lady of the house Is seated. Never
lounge on the table with your elbows,
nor tip backwards In your chair.
Never play with your knives, forks,
or glasses, but cultivate repose at the
table. It ls an aid to digestion.
Never make diagrams on the table
cloth with your fork or spoon to Illus
trate what you are talking about.
Never leave the table to get some
thing that you want to show some one
else at the table to find a book to
verify a quotation you have made or
to settle a disputed point. These things
can be attended to after the meal.
Never light cigar or cigarette un
less you are asked to by your hostess
or unless others are doing so. Never,
under any circumstances, smoke be
tween courses, but wait until after
dessert when coffee ls served.
Never tuck your napkin Into your
vest, yoke or collar. It ls unfolded
once and laid across the knees with
out a flourish. After the meal, at a
restaurant or formal dinner, lay It un
folded at your place. If you are a
time guest In the household and will
remain another meal, you may fold
the napkin In Its original creases.
Never put the end of a spoon Into
your mouth, sip everything from the
side of the spoon, and do this noise
lessly. Never use a spoon when a
fork will serve. Forks are now often
used for eating Ice cream, and salad
is folded or cut with the side of a
fork, never with the knife. Even small
vegetables like peas are eaten with a
. Never hold your knife and fork up
In the air when your host Is serving
you afresh. Lay them on one side of
the plate when you 6end It to the
host by servant or your neighbor at
Never leave your spoon In coffee or
tea cup. Lay It on the saucer.
Never cool food by blowing upon It.
Walt until it becomes cool enough to
Never take a second helping at a
large and formal dinner. You will find
yourself eating alone.
Never make yourself conspicuous In
any way by aiding the host or hostess
In scrvlpg, unless especially asked to
do so, or In passing dishes when Mov
ants are provided for that purpose.
Never push back your plate rtnd
finger crumbs at the conclusion of the
meal. It Indicates undue haste.
A wartime Invention promising per
manent usefulneis Is the throat mi
crophone transmitter. Placed against
the side of the throat when a person
is talking, It transmits speech clearly,
and without being affected by outside
rounds. In a late type of the Instru
ment, an ebonite handle presses the
microphone against the throat and an
ordinary small receiver against the
ear, but for long conversations the
throat microphone Is mounted as an
attachment of the bead-gear rwcelrtr.
snip and sail under
the Stars and Stripes
THERE are today few
ports in the world of
importance to shippers or
travelers, which cannot be
reached by ships that sail
under the Stars and Stripes.
President Harding has
said that, "We cannot sell
successfully where we do
not carry". The American
Merchant Marine that once
almost vanished is again an
established and important
carrier of the world's com
merce. You can ship or sail any
where in American ships
designed for utmost com
fort and safety.
Operators of Passenger
Admiral Line, 17 State Street, New
York, N. V.
Mat ton Navigation Company, 26
So. Gay Street, Baltimore, MJ.
Munson Steam Ship Line, 82 Deaver
Street, New York, N. Y.
New York and Porto Rico S. S. Co.,
1 1 Broadway, New York, N. Y.
Pacific Mail S. S. Co., 4$ Broadway.
New York, N. Y.
U. S. Mail S. S. Co., 4J Broadway,
New York, N. Y.
Ward Line, (New York and Cuba Mall
S. S. Co ) Foot of Wall Street,
New York, N. Y.
Free use of
Shipping Board films
Use of Shipping Board motion picture
films, four reels, free on request of any
mayor, pastor, postmaster, or organi
zation. A great educational picture
of ships and the sea. Write for inform
ation toH. Laue, Director Information
Bureau, Room 911, 1319 F' Street,
N. W., Washington, D. C
SHIPS FOR SALB
(T Amtrict tHiunt tulf)
Steal steamers, both oil sod eeal
burners. Also wood stesmsrs, wood
hulls and ocesn-goiog tugs. Farther
information obtained by reqnsst.
For sailings of passenger
and freight ships to oil
parts of the world and all
other information, writ$
to any of the above lines
or to the
U.S. Shipping Board .
j WASHINGTON, D. C.
6,000,000 CHINESE FED
BY HELP OF AMERICANS
But 3,000,000 More Are Without
Any Assistance and Death
Rate Is Growing.
American contributions to the China
famine fund have enabled the com
mittee In Peking to aid about 0,000,000
persons, according to a cable message
from Charles It. Crane, United States
minister to China. At least 3,000,0000
more are wothout any assistance.
"With the American and other con
tributions already received," said the
message, "and with the help given by
the Chinese relief organizations, all
agencies are now feeding scantily G,
000,000 people. Three million more
are destitute and the mortality will
"To feed 0,000,000 till harvest time
will cost, above our present funds, $8,
000,000 Mexican. (The Mexican or
Chinese dollar Is worth about half an
American dollar). Tills makes no pro
vision for future assistance to many
millions now existing on meager funds
from sale of lands, cattle and farm
Appeals to the nation to help the
Chinese have been made by President
Harding and ex-Presidents Wilson and
Taft, and are being quoted in the cam
paign. President Harding said in
"At this, the earliest practicable
moment in my administration, I desire
to add my own to the many appeals
which have been issued heretofore In
behalf of the starving people of a
large section of China.
"The picture of China's distress is
so tragic that I am moved, therefore,
to renew the appeal heretofore made,
and to express the hope that the
American people will continue to con
tribute to this humanitarian cause as
generously as they possibly can."
GIDLEY & MAC, DruggiiU
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