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The Alamance gleaner. (Graham, Alamance County, N.C.) 1875-1963, February 02, 1928, Image 1

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i ?aeewrr The Alamance gleaner 1 ___^^ ; VOI I TTf ~ * ?" ' 11 GRAHAM, N, C., THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2, 1928. WO. 53. 1 ? Old Erie Canal Becomes a Concrete Boulevard ? This concrete 6oulevard through Syracuse, N. Y., and vicinity, has replaced the famous Erie canal, now aban doned. The waterway was filled in with rubbish and dirt hauled from nearby hills and the concrete was laid on the surface. Hudson Straits Found Ice-Free . A Airmen Discover Outlet of Bey Blocked by Floes From North. Toronto, ont.?unexpected conui- i lions in Hudson straits, the outlet of Hudson bay to the Atlantic and there fore of the new Hudson Bay railway trade with Europe, have been discov ered by a Canadian government aerial survey party during the last three months. Hitherto It has been claimed that the straits were not open tor naviga tion for more than three months In the year. Some authorities placed the period At one month?late August and early September. Two months was generally accepted as about the limit. The most favorable estimates never placed'the dosing date for navigation later than mid-October. Yet October 15, 1927, In the straits, dawned fair and warm. Airmen climbed Into their machines and soared out over the lonely Arctic waters. No Ice was lu sight Not only were the straits free of It. but none could be discerned in the southern reaches of Fox channel. November came and still there were no signs of ice. The weeks passed and late In November a patrol north ward Into Fox channel returned with the information that an Ice pan was slowly drifting southward. Not till the first week in December did It reach the straits. By December 10. the airman reported that a buge ice pan blocked tbe western entrance to the straits, stretching from Notting ham island to the coast of Labrador. Straits Nevtr Freeze. It Is believed tbe straits never freeze over. The current Is too fast. How ever. each autumn. Ice. drifts down from Foi channel Into tbe western end of the straits and through the straits, to the Atlantic Green, tough Arctic Ice, which tlte summer sun could no: melt, but only reduce to great Irreg ular chunks. Vast. fields of this Ice drift into tbe straits. The straits, however, are from 50 to loo miles in width and the range of vision of a mho on board ship does not exceed 12 miles. Hence the gov ernment has thought It possible that there might be open water In the straits the.year, around If a ship's cap tain knew where to And It. That Is a question yet to be de termined. But wbetlier an open chan nel through the winter exists or not, the fact was established that this year the straits were free of Ice until De cember 10. Navigation In Hudson straits In 1927 was open as long as It was on tbe Great Lakes. Unless 1927 proves to have been an exceptional year this tact will revolutionize opinion respect lDS the possibilities of tbe HudsoD *>0J traffic roots. The aerial survey party has estab lished three bases, at Nottingham Island at tbe Hadsoo bay end of the straits, at Wakeham bay midway "trough, and at Cape Burwell on tbe Atlantic. The distance from Notting ham Island to Cape Burwell. that Is. length of the straits. Is 450 miles. Linked by Wireless. The expedition left Sydney, N. S.. Jjl* 15 last, arrived In the straits In "W-mber/ bad Its bases established and was ready for .flying October 15. ? Is In almost dally communication I *tUl Ottawa by low wave wireless., I since October 15 the straits have been ? Wider daily observation of these pilots, ? ?<>ft In their cockpits. Air patrols ? been carried ont la three dlrec ? '""is from edicts base?east, north and I V(aL as Oat u. firry ipo stiles wide I *hd i,oou miles long baa been flown I almost every day. ? greatest dangers they have re ? Pjried coma from tbe granite cliffs I J"** form the shores of the straits. ? rise baa Hi all of feet In fair ? waathec they are aat dangerous but In a tog the; are a serious menace. Woe to the flyer who misjudges their position. The Hudson Bay railway. It Is ex pected, will be complete by 192D. The Hudson straits aerial survey will re main at work until the spring of that year, by which time it will have com piled detailed Information respecting conditions on Hudson straits that will facilitate the new stream of naviga tion expected to develop. Quite pos sibly u permanent air patrol will be maintained to reduce the hazards cf this bottle neck. "Billy the Kid's" Home Regains Cattle Title Carrlzozo, N. U.?Lincoln county, which was for many years a center of the live-stock industry of the South west, Is staging a comeback in the cattle business. Many noted old ranches, some embracing as much as 300,OOEf acres, have changed hands and are being restocked with high grade or registered animals. Lincoln county was a pioneer in the cattle, business, the first great herds of the state, often numbering over 100,000 head, being ranged here dur ing the Civil war. The industry In early days was largely confined to big companies and their conflicting range Interests gave cause for many bitter range wars. It was here that Billy the Kid rose to fame In range war activities, kill ing 10 men of the opposing faction In the Lincoln county war before be died with his boots on at the age of twen ty-one. The factional fight in. which he figured grew out of the killing of Kobert Tunstall, for whom Billy the Kid was range foreman! George Coe, a former partner and friend of Billy the Kid. still lives here and Is one of Lincoln county's lead ing stockmen. World Eating Less Food Because Work Is Easier Washington.?A general decrease In food consumption In the last two decades has been noted by tbe Na tional Industrial Conference board. Heat, In particular, has decreased In use, the fall being 1(1 per cent Mech anization of agriculture and Indus try and the accompanying decrease In malnual labor was called a contribut ing factor to the decrease in food con sumption. According to the statistics gathered by the board, tbe use of wheat floor This Makes "Blind Flying" Possible Here U the complicated lualraamul board at the ptaae aaed by Optala Ocker, the irmj't oldeet Una pilot, and bla collaborator. Doctor llyara, tor their aiarrelona ajetem of "totted iytag" through any hind of tog or dark area. The Oeker-Uyera ayatoto la called tbo ooly aate ooe for traaonmanli tyin* n*a*a*a#a#a#a#a*a#a#a#a#a* n Dog Sues Railroad g S for Loss of Salary | a Sioux City, lown.?Suit for g g $8,023 damages has been brought 5 * iu the name of "King,'' ? Great ? SB Dane dog, against the Chicago, & Milwaukee ft St. Paul railroad, n g as a result of alleged Injuries re- ? * ceived while traveling from Des 2 B Moines to Sioux City. It Is S U claimed that King was unable to 5 g earn his weekly theatrical sal- g * ary of $000 because of the In- * ? Juries. B VMTM ?-?# ITM vr? TMTM7M VMlTMrMirMWM decreased 20 per cent from 1800 to 1023, and of cormneal over the same period 70 per cent These two foods are the base of a manual la borer's food and are an indication of the decrease In this sort of work, the board says. Parallel to the decrease in the use of heavy foods by humankind Is the decreuse In the use of the horse, which formerly required about three acres each for maintenance. From 1910 to 1020, the board reports, the number of horses decreased by al most 0.000.000, thus leaving 10.000X100 acres of land for other uses. The board pointed out that the gradual disappearance of the horse Is one of the contributing factors In the farm problem because of the Increase In surplus since the age of motorlsation. Criminals Are Popular According to Novelist Budapest?In in article to the Nemzeti UJsag on popular favorite*, Mlklos Sunranyl, the well-known novelist, make* an Interesting scale of the degrees In which various pro fessions and station* In life arouse popular Interest On the lowest rang of the ladder of popular Interest and world renown stand the great schol ars?scientists, thinkers, genioses and benefactors of humanity. Slightly above them come the great statesmen. Next come the authors, artists, cre ators. planners and Inventors. Higher still come the virtuosi, ora tors. dictators and generalissimo*. Above these come the millionaires. But the fame of the millionaire Is tar outshone by that of winners of world contests, boxing champions. Him act resses, exponents of physical beaoty, famous courtesans and race horses. And the topmost rang of the ladder of popular favor Is reserved for the great criminal*. In a word, virtue ag? brain are today the most despised and worst-paid qualities. Samuel Johnson, be points out, who wrote the great English dictionary. Is known only to student* and Intellectuals, while John son, the negro boxer. Is as well known In the smallest Hungarian village as In Paris or on an American ranch. A LATE ? AUTUMN \ j ROSE | (A by D. J. w?l.t>) AS CASSY BAKTLETT turned from the street to enter tbe house the heard a swift fall of steps behind ber and a panting rolce: "Walt, Cassyl 1 want to see you 1" It was EUy Marsh, who doubtless bad seen Cassy passing by, bad thrown a shawl over ber bead and run out to Intercept ber. "I was watching for you and called to you," EUy said, "but I guess you didn't hear. I've got something for you. There I" She pressed a small package Into Cassy's band. Then In answer to Cassy's astonished look, she added: "You know ' what It'a for, don't you? Your birthday." "Oh, yes I This Is my birthday, Isn't It? Do you know I couldn't think for a minute. How good of you to' re member It, Elly I And thanks for the gift. You always are such a darling. EUy. If?If we weren't standing here In tbe street with Miss Piper watch ing us from ber kitchen window, I should certainly kiss you." "It Isn't anything of great value, only a remembrance," Elly said. "And now I must run or my potatoes will burn." ? She was gone, and Caasy went on Into the bouse. A smell of turnip met ber In tbe ball. Upstairs she could hear Miss Frost and Miss Mars, two other boarders who had got home ahead of her, talking through open doors as they prinked for lunch. There was no One In tbe sitting room, and Cassj went In there to open her package. Ber birthday I She bad for gotten all about It; her thtrty-elxth birthday 1 She almost wished tdly bad not remembered It What bad Elly given her? What could any one give her that could brighten the fact of ber being thirty-six, alone and obliged to work bard for ber living? Without expectation or thrill Caasy ? opened the little package and found a delicately band-made handkerchief wrapped about something thin and bard. A cgrd? No, a picture?a pho tograph of herself. Now, where had Elly got bold of that, and what did she mean? Caasy turned the photo graph over and found that Elly bad scribbled on the back: "This Is the way you looked at twenty. Compare It wltb tbe way you look now, and be thankful for your thirty-sixth birth day I" A smile twitched at Cassy's llpa ae the gazed at the little picture wblcb recalled to ber an almost forgotten self at twenty. Hair dragged back from a forehead Into a.blgb pompa dour, built op over a scratchy Jute pad, exposed ears, collar straining ber neck, huge sleeves? bow funny I And ber face was long?the bad been thin at twenty. "Looks as If I could bare eaten oats out of a churn, aa grand mother used to say," she commented with amusement. And yet, too, she felt a curious bit of sympathy for the girl wltb the pompadour who bad been herself sixteen years ago. What a fool the girl bad been, to think that Enoch Morrow could care for ber I 8be could understand now, looking at the little photograph, why be badnt; why he had married Alice Stlmpena and gone away Into a life unknpwn of the Castle Creek era. The lunch bell was ?Jaagileg. end Casey, locking the picture away In side ber blouse, went Into the dining room. About the huge square table gathered seven people besides Caasy. Mrs. Hlgby sat at the head, Mr. Big by at the foot, and on either side were ranged the boarders. Casey sat be tween Mrs Pike end Mr. Bortoo, who was staying there while bla wife made ber annual visit to her old home. "1 ehan'1 be bet* after today, folks," Mr. Bortoo announced. "CAt a letter from Molly tbls morning and she says a be will be home tonight." "Sorry to lose you, Tm sure," said Mrs. Pike la ber stiff way. "Sorry to go," rejoined Mr. Bortoo. And aa Jenny Just then came In with the roast, conversation subsided for some minutes. Casey hurried through lunch In or der to have a moment at Elly Marsh's before she bad to return to the office. And Elly. taking ber by the shoulders, marched her up to the big mirror, triumphantly. "Now that you bare seen the way you looked at twenty, I want you to see bow you look now." she said. Caasy looked, rather shyly. 8he saw n woman who appeared younger than she was. a woman charmingly plump and rosy, who had an air of well-being end style. The memory of the little photograph was Mill with ber and abe smiled. "Well?1 certainly weigh more," abe admitted. "I should any eel You were skin and bones when that picture was tak en?grieving yourself to death over Enoch Morrow. New you dout took ?A i- ' 'jAAimS aa If 70a bad ever bad a physical or mental pain la your life. Talk about late blooming I Von nre an autumn rose all right." "Oh, Ellyl Tou flatterer." But Cas ey kissed her and went on her wuy, happier than she had been In months. Lite wasn't altogether hud. although you were thirty-six, hud seen home and fortune evuporute. uud hud been forced to earn your own living. "If 1 am us good looking us that, I need a new hut." Cussy thought on her way home from work that after noon. She bad paused to glance Into the window of that smart little shop knowu as "The Mary Louise." There was Just the hat she wanted, agree ably marked down, too! Wby should she not get It? "I will," rbe decided. "That last rainstorm 1 was caught out In nearly pnlshed this one." Twenty minutes later Cassy came out of "The Uary Louise" wearing the little new hat with its bright orna ment and the clever twist to the brim, which showed the waves of durk lialr above her left ear. As she entered the lllgby house, a smell of soup met her, uddlng Itself to that earlier odor of turulp, which still lingered. This was ber llrst Im pression. Her next was of a man who was kicking off his rubbers at the hall rack, with hie back turned to her. He waa tall, heavily built tfltb gray hair, a little thin at the lop. A uew boarder. In klr. Hortou's place! Airs. Hlgby never bud to wait to All ber vacancies. As Cassy approached the hall rack tbe tuan turned and she found herself standing face to face with Enoch Morrow. There was the slightest pause, dur ing, which she realised that be did not know her. then she spoke as casually as she could: "Why, bow do >ou do, Enoch) I Have you forgotteu Cussy Burtlettt" "Cassy Burtlettt It cau't be poa slbler He held out his hand. They had time for but tbe briefest handshake before the dinner bell went Jangling. At tbe table he had Mr. Morton's place. Cassy sat next u> him. Mrs. Pike, always Inquisitive, found out a great tnuny things about Enoch | Morrow before Oh? meal was over. His wife was dead, he was.aloue, and lie had come back to Castle Creek to sell some land he bad been holding on to In order to get a higher price. Ev ery one be knew had gone or changed about and he felt himself very for tunate to be able to And a place at Mrs. Hlgby'a. He had his own car and was thinking of driving It dear through to California, where he In tended to spend the winter. He had been working pretty hard and needed a rest. Canj, hearing Clicac thing*, ut very quiet and tried to eat her dinner, but abe waa aware that Enoch looked at ber often In a puzzled, wondering wag. Afterward, In the alttlng rouui be made ber alt down and talk to blm. "You don't know how pleaaaut it aeema to And you, L'uany." he aald. "All the old crowd hna drifted away. Sixteen yeara la a long lime to be away." Tlien he told her how Alice had had pneumonia the prevloua winter and bud died. There were no chil dren?"only a dog, and I have given him away. I could get him back though. If?If I hud a home to take him to. But I have only a bouae, a big one, and a man make* pretty poor work of living alone, don'l you know ur Three week* later Klly made t'naay another prereul. Thie time It waa a | wedding precent. Tactful Answer A taxi driver picked up a fare irtio appeared to be slightly unsteady on Ida feet. He asked to be driven "to the end of the rainbow." The taxi driver humored the man. and off they went, bat suddenly he be gan to wonder whether Ids fore had sufficient money to pay. He pulled op and opened the door. "Here you are, air!" be cried cheer fully. "la this the end of the rainbow?" asked the fare. "I can't see It any where." , "Well, we aren't quite there." ngreed the taxi driver. "Die end Is Just a few yards up the rood, tint the street's up. and you'll have to walk the rest"?l.nndon Answers. Worked Way Through la 1001 Isaac Newton entered Trfn Ujt college. Camlirlrtjfe (Kogtand), a* ? "sub-slmr." Fixed portion* oI food and drink were tbeo culled "?lze?~ and "subslzars" were (he student* who. too poor to boy their own fond, car tied "sizes'* for other* and. as a eon dlttoo, obtained their own free of cost. What Dot* Slather Sloth ? There are I6JET7 waya of making ? living enumerated In a dictionary af ?evolutional terma Inued by the Brie lab government. Among (he odd oocu patlnna followed In l^mdon are: Bloahera, wuxxere, wofllera. pea r heva. yonnkere. awagera, tubhlea, tawrera and too lattenera. I i ^tl 'I ' / v (Prepared by the National Geographic Society. Waahinaton. D. CI Or THE Austral or Tubual group. Id tho South leu, tlM inoat fascinating Island la Rapa, which lies detached from the others, well beyond the Tropic of Capricorn. Raps was discovered by Vancouver In 1TOL for the next 3b years the na tive savages had little contact with the outside world, but about 1823 they begun to be Christianised through the first Intercourse with Tahltlan mis sions. In later years Rapa became a fa vorite port of call for wbale ships, because the men of the Island were peerless boatmen, but wltb the decline of whaling, the curtain of Isolation once more descended. Now Rapa Is visited only two or three limes a year. Members of a scientific expedition which visited Rapa recently tramped off across taro fields and through coffee groves toward one of the an cient and mysterious forts that top the ridge of the Island. Climbing through ferns knee deep, they soon reached the crest. Four distinct levels on the ridge bad been protected by built-up rockwork, and at the highest point a massive wall bud been con structed as a last stronghold. Oo s leveled terrace Just below was a small rainwater cistern. Four miles away In an air line, two other forts ttood up against the sky. These were so built that a small lores couol defend Itself against a host of besiegers as long as food and water hel I out. The only approach wus by way of the ridge, for the adjacent sides of tbe mountain were loo steep to scale. Down lo eastward the beautiful har bor of Ahurel. with scattered taro bnlv about Its bead, showed clearly, while high above the village wild foats could he distinguished along the crag gy ridge. South of the fort the hlU rose to nearly 2.UUU fret, forming a backbone of unclliuuble cliffs, while townrd the west and north other ridges divided narrow valleys and cut the Island Into sharply defined district* Rather Tee Hospitable. The purty discovered that one of the gruve difficulties In visiting {tape Is standing up under the hospitality extended by the natives. They were Invited to a Sunday feast by the na tive ciders son. As they entered what was s> first supposed to be the resi dence of the chiefs son. ooe member, who knew the customs of Raps, warned all the strangers lo eat lightly, as they would be expected to peruke of food at several additional homes. Fresh banana leaves had been laid In a row across the mat-covered Boor, and at each place was a plate contain ing one or two whole fish, another with several large pieces of Juicy pork, and beside the plates a taro root. Seating themselves on tbe mats, the diners ate with their finger* When the first few pieces of fish gave way to the pork, the serving tn.-ilde brought In the polpol. tbe Poly nesian staff of life resembling sticky, yeasty dough, neatly wrnpi?d In the broad leaves of the rauti plant. While they were siHI eating, the eon of the chief appeared again aod ad vised them to hurry, as dinner was awaiting them at bis home. 80 leav ing tlie untamed residue of the first banquet, they walked to the scene of a tiicllar repast. In sddltlon lo fish, however, they here found s whole lob ster at ench place, and two taro roots Instead of only one. Before this meal had proceeded far. the ship captain leaned back from bit partly eaten lobster, which was rinse to two feet long, and In deference to bis example I be other guests first slackened their pace and then censed. They next passed along a lane to ? thatched cottage smaller than the others, aod encountered a repetition of what bad goon before, except that do 4 * ' llclousiy cooked chicken* replaced tbe M pork. Tbey were again reminded te eat sparingly, aa a hearty appetite sbosld be resetted for tbe cMeTs borne, to be vtslted next 1 J When the party finally at rolled ent. . i to the large dwelling of the chief. Ma wife and three or four gfrte utlrsssad them la the opea yard before the doer. The CMeTO Banquet, la tbta hooae, labeter. peek, and chicken were In readineaa aa a laat teat of gortatory capacity. 'The tare bad been Increaaed te three Mg rootg. althoogh a email Ml from the and at one root waoid easily hare aaAced for a meat. ?' Bealdes the staples. tbe chief had supplied eocoeot milk In which to dip (he meat and roota, a rare bererage la Ha pa. aa coconuts can be obtained only from ships coming from mare northerly Islands. They were set red also with molasses ma da from the roots of the raotL Tbe sirup was placed on the plate with the potpel. enabling the latter to go down more easily than when It was lubricated with water ooly. At tbe conclusion of what, fortunate ly. proved to be tbe last meal, bananas were pnseed around. On another day, a few of the hardy, energetic native fishermen made a dip to tlie lobster beds at the entrance a( Ahurel bay. and brought back MO lob sters for the visitors. Practically every hooae in tbe tillage entertained one or mora of tbe scboooer*s crew during the entire stay. At the captala'a suggestion a caae of keroacoa araa presented to tin cburrb, tht light of wblcb shows op brightly aa vessels enter the harbor. Tbal this courtesy was appreciated by the Inhabitants was shown by tbeir gifts oo the day of leavetaklng. A count of the acquisitions oo deck, after the departure of the pilot, showed 6 sacks of taro, 18 packagas J of polpoi wrapped In rantl leaves. 19 boxes of taro and polpoi, IS bunches of bananas, 22 rabbits, and 14 goats. The girls and younger wemsn at I la pa do moat of Lbs labor In the tarn -4 fields, while the older women attend to the housekeeping. The exemption of the men from agricultural labor allows them mors time for fishing, and an a result of their sen experience they are much sought by captains at sailing vessels at Pap^e. Feata of the Oamwua. The constant demand tar Bapa man daring n period at nearly a csntney has led to considerable grrpnndtranaa of women la the Wand popalatlsn. The men are excellent physical apaet toens ua one hkhw na m wtnir 53 i.f visiters was (bra* or toor oDw / " from (bore, a boat came oat. The men bad made as allowanee for tba fact ibat aa engine waa aiding Ibi ?all*, and within a adnata they wars left 100 yards astern. Bat when tfte cabin boy, a native of Kapa, cnHad oat t? them to fattt op and bo towod, they beat their oars aad ihuwsd want they could dm Tba arhnnaar wan progressing at a rats of sboot slit miles an boar, bat the boat was a*dag , f at twice that speed whan it asuak J and overtook bar. On omther occasion a Baps crew \ rowed five miles to an islet on whkh 1 certain sea birds ware nesting. Two * of the member* of the crew were otjy thirteen years of sga, bat when* .4 |jg beavy etorm arose these lads staod the ' ,| test of polling for heme aftalMi head srind and a rising seat sstfjM tboagh the pearly balanced, bsasb' ^.^ The girls ai Bapa are aaatetfr-llttrc*!] sktllfal in wing thstr anataMs Issljfj^j Preparing a South Pacific Feast

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