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SUCH IS LIFE? Exception!
By CHARLES SUGHROE
Great Argument Started
Over Titles of States
Accepted Translation of In
dian Name* Disputed.
'Washington. ? Smithsonian institu
tion experts on Indian linguistic sys
tems challenged the commonly ac
cepted translation of the Indian
names borne by man)? states.
Alabamans, who like to think that
the name of their state was Choc
taw for "here we rest," were told
that the best derivation suggested
that Alabama rrteans "thicket cut
ters" or possibly "medicine gath
erers." Kentucky, the experts insis
ed, does not mean "dark and bloody
ground," but more likely "level
country," from the Iroquois term
Remarking that citizens like to
fancy that their state names convey
poetical ideas, the experts contend
ed that the Indian was little given
to exercising poetical talent in place
names, living as he did before the
days of suburban real estate devel
Couple Are Poetical Anyhow.
On the basis of latest researchers,
the Smithsonians gave the following
Arizona: "Place of the little
Bprings," or "place of the few
Ohio: "Beautiful river" in the
sense of good for camping or fish
Illinois: "The people" from the
HE'S TROPHY WINNER
To Alvie Dague of Tulsa, Okla.,
goes the distinction of carrying
away the outstanding awards and
trophies of the National Champion
ship Model Airplane meet which
was held at Detroit, and competed
in by over 500 model plane enthusi
asts. Photograph shows Alvie
Dague, seventeen, who won the Mul
vihill bronze trophy (left) in the
outdoor stick model contest with a
time of 33 minutes 2 seconds and the
Bloomingdale trophy for indoor cab
in flight with a time of 15 minutes
Algonquin root "Illini," meaning
Texas: "Friends" or "allies"
from the Hasiana word "techas."
Dakota: "Feeling friendly" from
the identical Sioux word.
Missouri: "He of the big canoe,"
not "dwellers on the Big Muddy" as
given by most dictionaries.
Minnesota: "Land of the sky-blue
water," from the Sioux word "Min
nie," meaning water, and the Sioux
word "sota," meaning clear but not
Oklahoma's "Red People."
Oklahoma: "Red People" from
Nebraska: "Flat Water" from
the Sioux phrase "Ibthasca."
Wyoming: "On the plain" from
the Delaware Indian term "M'Chue
womink," not "Field of Blood," the
reputed meaning. That name was
applied by Pennsylvania settlers.
Massachusetts: "Big hill" from
the Algonquin words "massa"
meaning big, and "wadsch" mean
Connecticut: "On the long tidal
river," from the Algonquin "quinni
Iowa: "Sleepy ones," from "ayu
aba," applied by the Dakota Indians
as a term of ridicule.
The derivations of Arkansas and
Tennessee the experts were unable
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ished floors when moved around on
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of the preserving pan with a little
oil. It prevents burning and leaves
no disagreeable taste.
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when fresh. If seeds are sown as
soon as ripe, plants will grow rap
idly and will flower next year.
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Ermine furs may be cleaned by
rubbing with hot dry Indian meal.
Heat two pounds of meal in oven
and go over fur until clean.
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C Associated Newspapers.? WNU Service
AMAZE A MINUTE
SCIENT1FACTS BY ARNOLD
A hundred mile
GALE SWAYS THE TOP
op the Eiffel "Tower
ONLY 4 INCHES. YfeT
THE SUN, BY WARMING
AND EXPANDING ONE
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OTHER, MOVES THE TOP A
8 OR 9 INCHES jj
The "strobo- scope"
TAKES PICTURES OF ONE
SECOND DURATION BY
TIMING AND INTERRUPT
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A NEW INSECT
KILLER, ROTE NONE,
IS IS TIMES MOKE
NICOTINE, YET IS
MAN AJ40 ANIMALS.
LEONARD A. BARRETT
Our greatest national heritage is
not wealth, or social position, or ed
ucation, but the
of liberty and the
pursuit of happi
ness. It was for
this our fathers
fought and died.
When we com
pare our social
those of Russia
we can appreci
ate more fully
proper appreciation very definitely
calls forth personal responsibility.
Our national heritage has been be
queathed to us in trust. We are
responsible for passing it on to suc
ceeding generations, unsullied and
undefiled. In these days of eco
nomic uncertainty and changing
norms, we may well ask ourselves
to what extent we are safeguarding
from destructive social forces this
Our history records two tragic
chapters: one a bribe, and the other
a compromise. Aaron Burr sold his
national heritage when he betrayed
his country. His plan was to di
vide the south and the north, seize
Mexico, and establish a slave em
pire. Browning's lines in criticism
of Wordsworth aptly express our as
pect of a traitor.
"Just for a handful of silver he left us.
Just for a riband to stick in his coat . . .
Blot out his name . . . One more devils'
triumph . . . one more Insult to God."
No words of disparagement are
strong enough to brand the traitor;
and no criticism, that which need
be deplored. Is our national life free
today from all venom of treason?
Are there those in our country who,
in the name of social racket and
anti-liberty, betray the glorious
principle of liberty, the sole bul
wark of our country?
The second chapter which dark
ens our national history is the com
promise attempted by Stephen
Douglas. He wanted to be Presi
dent of the United States accord
ing to this plan: mix up God and
the devil, and from that work out a
philosophy of life which will make
possible for financial gain our ad
justment of the cotton and gold mar
kets, and the slave trade. Douglas
tried it, but met with colossal
failure. Are there in our midst to
day, persons who are making a des
perate effort to save our material
possessions at the sacrifice of our
In contrast, Lincoln's death re
cords a pathetic chapter in our his
tory. His efforts to save our na
tional idealism cost him his life.
But Lincoln left us something we
dare not sacrifice nor lose. All
else may go, but we must guard
with life itself, the leaven of the
soul of Lincoln. Liberty of soul is
the highest expression of freedom.
Ludwig says that freedom is a gift
of life only so long as it resembles a
bird of prey that can hover, soar,
sink down and hunt in space, at
the mercy of no stronger bird. And
down below in the thicket is lurk
ing a monster watching for the op
portunity to bring down the demi
In a new patriotism whose es
sence it world peace and world
brotherhood, let ns tend the sacred
fires of liberty: that there may be
light for living, and freedom of life.
C Western Newspaper Union.
Virginia City Without
Taxes Keep* Co?U Down
Bedford, Va.? This Virginia town
of 4,000 population, which recently
celebrated its eightieth birthday,
has established a widespread repu
tation as a city without taxes.
Since early in 1935, citizens of
Bedford have paid no local tax as
sessments whatever. Civic leaders
attribute this to sustained good civic
Under it* present budget, the
municipally-owned light and water
plants pay the cost of government,
and in addition permit regular con
tributions toward retirement of the
city's bonds, an obligation that has
been cut almost in half during the
past seven years.
Bedford's operating expenses have
shown no increase during the last 10
years. The city is governed by a
mayor and eight councilmen elect
ed from among its citizens, most
of whom are woolen mill or tin
can factory workers. A city man
ager works directly under direction
of the mayor.
J ' By BETTY WELLS J
A LADY'S supposed to be gentle
and sweet under any and all
circumstances. At least according
to a lot of books you read on how to
twist people around your Anger. But
it's a rare lady who doesn't have
to make remarks once in a while.
Some men just need to have re
marks made at them.
Anyway it helps a lot of situa
tions. Marietta Marshall, for in
stance, made remarks about Hen
ry's radio for the car. After all
was that absolutely necessary when
they had so many expenses, etc.
Henry thought it over and decided
that maybe Marietta had a point
there ... if he could have a radio
in the car, why shouldn't she have
one in her working center ? t h e
kitchen. She listens to a lot of pro
grams while she's working there,
but it's always meant turning the
living room radio on loud enough
to be heard in the kitchen, not to
mention chasing back and forth to
dial different stations.
By the time Henry had doped it
all out. Marietta had a radio in her
kitchen, set right in the wall over
the sink where she could adjust
it without having to race through
the house. She tacked a little chart
of household programs nearby and
kept pencil and paper in reach in
case something came over she'd
want to write down.
While Henry was on the subject
of kitchen flourishes for Marietta's
comfort and pleasure, he devised a
system of mirrors which enabled
Marietta to get a pretty good view
of front door and front yard from
her kitchen. The secret here was a
mirror placed diagonally across a
corner in the kitchen which reflect
ed the front door and also picked
up a reflection of another mirror
that had a full sweep through the
wide front windows. So Marietta
could stand at the sink and see
A Radio for Her Kitchen.
pretty much what was happening in
the front through her mirror, and
in the back through the windows
over the sink. Saved lots of steps
in a household consisting of three
children who were always into
The Fine Points.
Men aren't supposed to appreciate
the fine points of housekeeping and
lots of them don't. But many a two
fisted fellow in tweeds will read a
lady like a book ? just by a glance
at her housekeeping. They'll notice
whether the window blinds are
drawn to just the same height at all
the windows and whether the lamp
shades are straight or a little tipsy
looking. Unpolished silver doesn't
escape them and casters off of
chairs give them the willies. They'll
be even more aware of the subtler
things ? the intangible atmosphere
of the house which establishes the
comfort and enjoyment people get
out of being there.
We met a man the other day who
started us thinking that way in that
"You know, I don't think women
realize just what a grand profes
sion they have in their hands," he
ruminated. "I meet a lot of smart
women but the ones I respect most
are those who succeed in making
a really pleasant home. I don't
mean just being neat and efficient,
though the mechanics of life have
to be organized before a person
can begin to live. But I mean
making a home that is beautiful
and interesting besides being well
managed. It's a tremendous job and
certainly a challenging one.
"Take my wife, for instance ?
she's been an outstanding success,
I'd say. I've had moderate success
in business, but so have a lot of
other men in our circle. Whereas
I can't think of another woman
we know who's done as good a job
as my wife. She manages our house
smoothly and in a business-like way
Lady, Take loir Bow . . . You're
financially, and it always looks good
and is comfortable. But the main
thing is that the whole family likes
to hang around home, which speaks
plenty for the subtle extra some
thing that she brings. She's firm
when necessary and she keeps dis
cipline, but she's not a nag and
she doesn't get on everybody's
nerves. In short both the children/
(now grown) and I really like her >
because she's quite a grand person
who's put over her career with a
e By Betty Weill.? WNU Service.
THAT YOUTHFUL AIR
The swish of taffeta and the flare
of sunburst pleating lend an air of
extreme youth to this black after
noon frock. A deep facing of dull
gold taffeta at the bottom of the
skirt is the only note of color/That
flattering callot is of dull gold vel
Primary Class in Gas Defense
In Japan even the children are included in the training for air-raid
emergencies, and these Tokyo youngsters, some wearing improvised
masks, are supposed to be extending help to a comrade felled by "gas."
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Rv REV HAROLD L. LUNDQUIST.
bean of tne Moody Bible InsUtute
? Western Newspaper Union.
Lesson for August 22
THE PLACE OF RELIGION IN
A NATION'S LIFE.
LESSON TEXT? Exodus 25:1. 2. '?
GOLDEN TEXT? Blessed is the nation
whose Cod is the Lord. Ps. 33:12.
PRIMARY TOPIC? The Meeting House.
JUNIOR TOPIC? The House of the Lord.
INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR TOPIC
? Whv a Nation Needs Religion.
YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULT TOPIC?
The Place of Religion in a Nation's Life.
The nation of Israel was under
the direct government of God ? a
theocracy as distinguished from a
monarchy, or a democracy. God
spoke to them through his servant
Moses, but his relationship to the
people was far more intimate than
that of a distant power delivering
laws through a representative. God
dwelt in the midst of his people,
and today we consider how he made
provision for a place in which to
meet with them, for a holy priest
hood to minister before him, and
made known his personal presence
by a manifestation of his glory.
I. A Place to Meet God (Exod.
25:1, 2, 8, 9; 29:43-46).
Every place of worship, whether
the tabernacle in the wilderness, or
a church on a busy city street,
testifies to the fact that man is
indeed "incurably religious." He is
a spiritual being, made by God
for fellowship with himself. He is
never satisfied until he meets God.
The pattern or plan for the taber
nacle was given by God (v. 9),
and was to be followed in every de
tail. But note that the people were
to make a willing offering of all
that was needed for its construc
tion. God gives man the glorious
privilege of partnership with him.
Shortsighted and foolish is the man
who grumbles because the church
needs money. A father might just
as well grieve because his children
outgrow their clothing. Thank God
if your church is alive and grow
ing, and be glad for the opportuni
ty to buy it some "new clothes."
Sacrificial gifts and faithful build
i n g according to God's plan,
brought to completion a place of
meeting which God sanctified and
II. Priests to Minister to God
Note, first, that they were men
called of God. Those who stand
to minister to him for the people
dare not appoint themselves, o r
seek an appointment by men. They
k must be "God-called."
They were also sanctified, or or
dained, by God. Only as men act in
true recognition of God's selection
and setting apart of his chosen
servants does ordination have real
Finally, notice that the priests
were "to minister to" God. His
servants are to serve him, and thus
to meet the need of the people for
whom they speak. They are "put
in trust with the gospel," and there
fore to "so . . . speak; not as
pleasing men, but God" (X Thess.
2:4). If you have that kind of a
pastor, praise God for him, and
give him your earnest support and
III. The Presence of God (Exod.
29:45, 46; 40:34-38).
He dwelt in the midst of his peo
ple. Christians also know what it
means to have "God with us," for
such is the very meaning of the
name "Immanuel" (Isa. 7:14; Matt.
1:23). He it was who as the living
Word "became flesh and dwelt
among us" (John 1:14).
For our further instruction and
blessing let us observe that when
God dwelt with his people his glory
"filled the tabernacle" (v. 34). Is
that true of our churches? Have we
so loved God and so fully yielded
ourselves and our churches to him
that he is free to fill the place with
The word "abode" in v. 35 is
significant. What blessed peace and
assurance must have come to Is
rael when they knew that God had
come to abide with them. In this
world of transitory things we need
such an anchor for the soul ? God's
But God's people must move on.
There are victories to be won, a
promised land to take. So we read
that the cloud arose when they were
to move forward, and when it was
"not taken up, then they journeyed
not until the day that it was taken
The Psalmist tells us that ''the
steps of a good man are ordered
by the Lord" (Ps. 37:23). I believe
it was George Mueller of blessed
memory who inserted three words
? "and the stops." The man, or the
church, or the nation, that trust
God, will have both "steps" and
"stops" "ordered by the Lord."
Beginning of Eternal Life
Eternal life does not just mean
that when our bodies die our souls
last on. It means a kind of life
which we can begin to live here and
now, and which cannot be destroyed
by death because it is united with
God.? A Day Book of Prayer.
Always an Answer
A little girl was once teased by a
skeptic, who remarked that God
had not answered her prayer.
"Yes," sh? said, "he answered. He
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