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Gunners aboard the "pocket battleship" Koenigsberg are shown manning the guns during a gas mask
drill. With international incidents occurring over shipping in Spanish waters, the German navy is preparing
itself for possible eventualities.
AUTO STRIKE MEDIATOR
John Dewey, representative of
Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins
in the Detroit automobile strike
area. He worked to bring together
William S. Knudsen, General Mo
tors executive and Homer Martin,
international president of the United
Automobile Workers union.
Celebrate Steel Plow's Centennial
Julio Kelenzi, famous New York sculptor, is shown putting the finish
ing touches to the medallion commemorating the one hundredth anni
versary of John Deere's steel plow, while Cynthia Hope looks on. The
medallion will be used in the national celebration this year honoring
Deere, whose achievement symbolized the rapid conquest of the prairie
states and the advancement of agriculture in general.
Deaf Mute Girl Hears by "Vibrations'
So that a little child may enjoy the beauties of life ? . Four-year-old
Joan Higgins, blind, deaf, and mute since birth, puts her Angers on a
phonograph detector, while her instructress, Tertia Hart, speaks through
? microphone. The child feels the vibrations through her fingertips.
Weds in England
Miss Joyce Wethered, the noted
English golfer, who was married in
St. George's, in London recently, to
Sir John Heathcoat-Amory, whom
she met on the links at Hoylake last
year. Many golfing friends attended
Mail Planes Used to Reseed Burned Forest Land
One of the former mail planes used by the government which is now being used to scatter seed over
burned-over forest land. The compartm^hts once used for mail have been rebuilt as seed bins with trap
tooca in the bottoms which can be released by the pilot. The planes carry about 800 pounds of seed.
Scenes and Persons in the Current News
1? Gen. Emilio Kleber, commander of the loyalist forces defending Madrid. 2? Ceremony in Calcutta a?
nrhich George VI was proclaimed Emperor of India. 3 ? Speaker William H. Bankhead who presided at the
recent opening of the seventy-fifth congress.
Nation Hails President's Birthday
These two youngsters who have been helped in their fight against
infantile paralysis, joined with Col. Carl Byoir, general director for the
President's Birthday ball, in wishing the Chief Executive a happy Jan
uary 30. Funds collected at the national birthday parties assist many
6uch children throughout the country.
SHE'S EXPERT MARKSMAN
Mrs. Alice Bull, Seattle rifle shoot
er, was announced by the National
Rifle association in Washington, D.
C., to be the only woman in the
United States ever to place in the
national association known as the
"President's Hundred." Mrs. BuD
has the honor of being nineteenth in
this group and last year she placed
second among 1,445 competitors in
the "Members match."
WINS SCIENCE AWARD
Dr. Wendell M. Stanley, chemist
of Princeton, N. J., who recently re
ceived the $1,000 prize of the Amer
ican Association for the Advance
ment of Science for discovering the
nature of viruses that cause influ
enza, infantile paralysis, and colds.
Duce's Son Plans Trans-Oceanic Flight
An excellent camera study of Premier Benito Mussolini of Italy as
he discussed with his son, Bruno, the latter's plans for a trans-Atlantic
flight. The youth, a member of the Italian air force, hopes to establish
a new record with a special Breda plane.
Passengers Sail Strikebound Ship From Hawaii
When the 31 members of the crew of the British steamer Limerick struck at Honolulu in sympathy with
American maritime strikers, six passengers enroute to New Zealand on the steamer took over the jobs .and
the Limerick left on schedule.
Twas This Way
By LYLE SPENCER
C Westers Newspaper Union.
The Cure for RickeU
FN THE romantic days of Queen
' Elizabeth, courtiers and wealthy
citizens went to church wearing
boots and long coats because they
were ashamed to show their crooked
bow legs. Their crooked legs and de
formed bodies were caused by rick
We know now that rickets come
from lack of sunlight and good food,
but up until about 1800 its cause
was unknown. Most people thought
it was a visitation from the devil,
and doctors gave hot mud baths to
children to avoid it Another stand
ard remedy was to wrap babies in
swaddling clothes. Although over
half the children treated in this way
died in the first year of -.fancy, it
rickets. It malformed and contract
Women were especially hard hit by
rickets. It malformed and contrac
ed their pelvic bones in a way
which made it almost impossible
for them to have children. Dr. Ed
wards, an Englishman, was one of
the first to show the connection be
tween lack of sunlight and rickets.
He noticed its absence among even
the poorest Mexicans who lived re
gularly out in the sun.
Later, scientists showed that the
actinic rays of the sun, the same
rays which cause sunburn, can pre
vent rickets. This is one of the rea
sons why children and adults alike
should keep out of doors as much
as possible. In the wintertime when
we can't get out, good substantial
food, especially when supplemented
by animal products like cod-liver
oil, serves much the same purpose.
Where the Whangdoodles
AWHANGDOODLE is an animal
that habitually associates with
pink elephants and orange-eyed al
ligators. It is most frequently seen
late at night seated complacently at
the foot of beds where bibulous gen
tlemen are trying vainly to get to
As a matter of fact, no sober per
son has ever seen a whangdoodle.
So the descriptions of it naturally
vary according to what one has
had to drink and how much. In a
general way it can be described as
a tremendous animal weighing at
least fifteen tons and having thir
teen eyes, eleven ears and seven
noses. It has the head of a unicorn,
the shoulders of a rhinoceros, the
hips of a lion, and the whiskers of
Only male whangdoodles ever
grow to maturity because the fe
males are unable to stand the stren
uous night life. In the daytime,
whangdoodles live on steep moun
tain sides, and since their legs on the
right side are longer than those on
the left, they always climb and
descend mountains in a clockwise
Full - grown whangdoodles come
equipped with slender, hairless tails
and a cast - iron ball on the end. The
iron ball can be used either to swat
flies or to crack ice.
The origin of the whangdoodle is
lost in the smoky mists of genera
tions of morning-after hangovers.
C* LEVATORS are so common
place to most of us that we sel
dom stop ^realize what a tremen
dously important part they play in_
our modern life. Without elevators*
no skyscraper, no tall office build
ing or hotel could exist. Even ordi
nary apartment houses over four
stories in height would be imprac
As a matter of fact, no tall build
ings did exist in America until about
1870, when the Singer building was
erected in New York. The inven
tion of the elevator itself dates from
1850, when Henry Waterman built a
crude platform hoist opeiating be
tween two floors to move goods in
his warehouse. Soon after that Eli
sha Graves Otis began manufactur
ing lifts in Yonker?, N. Y. Largely
through his improvements, the first
passenger elevator was constructed
in 1857 and the first passenger ele
vator in an office building in 1869.
Many important improvements
have been made since that time,
such as the electric elevator in 1889
and the automatic elevator in 1924.
These have all stepped up speed and
efficiency until today, modern types
can make 1,000 feet per minute and
could go even faster if accessary.
Engineers say that when speeds go
above 1,000 feet a minute, passen
gers complain too much about "that
sinking feeling" in the pits of their
Great Falls of the Ignazn
The great falls of the Iguazu are
situated in a primitive forest bor
dering Argentina and Brazil. They
are made up of a series of cascades
and cataracts, known by the Guar
ani name of "Iguazu," meaning
"big waters." In volume and extent
they are the largest in the world,
and in beauty and variety they are
unsurpassed. From innumerable
rocky ledges more than seventy cas
cades pour down the river in roaring
torrents of foam. From the Bra
zilian to the Argentine side they ex
tend more than 6,000 feet, and in
that distance the water is dropped
more than 1,000 feet.