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GRAHAM, N. C., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1937 . No. 31
Last Journey of These Chinese Is a Long One
' Chinese dead sleep peacefully on
ly in the land that gave them birth.
So Chinese fraternal societies in all
parts of the world band together to
return dead to their beloved native
land. In the shipment shown here
were 47 crates, each containing
eight metal urns in which were
the remains of Chinese who had
been interred temporarily in Los
\Au Thornton W Burcfess
SAMMY JAY TELLS PETER
RABBIT HE IS SORRY
When you've done a thing that's wrong
Just go and say you're sorry.
Don't let an untruth drag along ?
Just go and say you're sorry.
There's nothing else will clear the way.
And brighter make the passing day
When you have done or said or thought
A thing more unkind than you ought
Than Just to say you're sorry.
remember how Peter Rabbit
^uuld find no one to believe him
when he told about the great,
strange tracks which he had found
in the snow deep in the Green For
est at the very end of winter. Of
course you do. And you remember
how Sammy Jay had made fun of
"They'll Just Think That We All
Three Are Craiy."
Peter and teased him until Peter
would hardly put his head outside
of the dear Old Briar Patch. Now
Sammy was learning just how Peter
had felt. To be sure, it was nothing
new to Sammy to have people doubt
what he said. Usually he wouldn't
have minded in the least. But now
he had such wonderful news ? news
of a big, black stranger who had
come to live in the Green Forest?
and it was dreadful to have every
body smile and whisper to one an
other, "He's crazy."
It was just as bad when Blacky
the Crow saw the stranger and tried
to tell about him, for no one be
lieved Blacky, and every one
thought him crazy, too. But all of
a sudden Peter Rabbit remembered
those great tracks he had tried so
hard to forget, and right away he
was as excited as Sammy Jay and
Blacky the Crow. When Sammy told
"Not all who began with a pappy
love romance," says Keno Ritai,
"have made marriage a howling
about the great claws Peter fairly
"It's the stranger who made those
tracks, just as sure as I'm alive!"
he cried. "Now, perhaps you still
think I had bad dreams, Sammy
Jay, when I told you about those
Sammy looked at Peter and hung
his head for just a minute. "I'm
sorry, Peter," said he, "for all the
mean things I said and for not be
lieving your story. I truly am. I
know just how you felt when you
had great news and no one would
believe it. No one but my cousin.
Blacky the Crow, believes me now
unless it is you. Do you, Peter?"
"Of course, I do!" replied Peter
promptly. "Didn't I see the tracks?
Do you believe that now, Sammy
Sammy nodded. "Yes," he re
plied. "I believe it. But nobody
else will excepting Blacky. They
just think we all three are crazy."
"But who is the stranger?" per
"Don't know," replied Sammy.
"Never have seen any one like him.
Why don't you go ask him where
he comes from and who he is,
"Oh!" cried Peter. "I don't dare
to. Why don't you do it yourself,
Sammy? You can fly and I can't.
You haven't anything to be afraid
of. If I could fly I'd go."
? T. W Burgess. ? WNU Service.
\X7E FEEL that there are too
* * many baffled and forlorn look
ing husbands waiting at department
store entrances for wives who never
You've seen them, those faithful
husbands who have been told to
"Meet me at 5:30 at the entrance
Picture of m Husband Looking for
to Taylor and Crocketts." Faith
fully they wait, until the doors have
been locked and the "Store Closed"
sign hung out. And even then, they
continue to wait, peering hopefully
through the glass pane of the door.
FirSt Aid Roger B. Whitman
to the Ailing House
A LUMINUM paint is coming into
** very general use as a priming
coat on bare wood, to be finished
with any kind of oil paint or of
enamel. The liquid part of alumi
num paint is varnish, which for sat
isfaction, should be of high quality;
for outside work, spar varnish
should be used. The aluminum is
in the form of flakes of a fineness
that is suited to the work. Alumi
num paint should be mixed as it is
used, and to make this possible,
manufacturers supply it in a double
can, the lower and larger part of
the can containing the varnish, and
the upper and smaller can, the dry
aluminum powder. The proportion
is about two pounds of the powder
to the gallon of varnish.
When aluminum paint is applied,
the metal flakes float to the top of
the film of varnish. After harden
ing, the varnish is thus covered with
a thin sheet of metal, and it is this
that gives aluminum paint its use
fulness as an undercoat. The life
of paint depends on the firmness
with which the undercoat is at
tached to the surface to which it is
applied. The loosening of paint is
due to the breaking of this bond.
The ultra violet rays of the sun are
destructive to the oils in paint and
are one of the causes of paint fail
ure. With the first coat of varnish
protected by its surface of alum
inum, the bond is given a much
longer life than when it is exposed
to the destructive violet rays.
Aluminum being opaque, this
paint is excellent for a first coat
when a surface that is dark in color
is to be repainted a lighter color,
or white. The aluminum will hide
the dark tone, and one coat of paint
on top of it may be sufficient to
give the desired results. With ordi
nary paint, at least three coats will
usually be needed to hide the dark
There is a great difference In
aluminum paints, and it is always
well worth while to get a high
grade. In manufacture, aluminum
flakes acquire a fine coating of
grease, which if not removed will
prevent their close bonding with the
varnish. The color will then be gray.
In high grades of aluminum flakes
or powder, the grease has been re
moved, and the final color then re
mains brilliant. I had an experience
that showed the difference. A ceil
ing was finished with aluminum
paint, with the idea that it would re
flect the light; but to my regret,
the tone, instead of having the bril
liancy that I expected, was gray.
Later, when the ceiling was re
paired, I finished the new part with
a top quality aluminum paint. This
finish was brilliant, and has re
mained so. In aluminum paint as
in almost everything else, high qual
ity is well worth an additional price.
c By Roger B. Whitman
Find Milk Neutralizes Coffee
It's the cream and milk in coffee
that neutralizes the effects of the
caffein in the coffee on the human
body. This is a conclusion an
nounced after experiments conduct
ed in the medical clinic of Vienna
THE DRY AND
By DOUGLAS MALLOCH
J RECKON the sun never shines for
1 no one
Not ever the whole of the year.
There must be some rainin',
But why the complainin'
Because a few troubles appear?
I reckon there never was anyone yet
But hadn't seen some of the dry and
I reckon the rose knows the weath
er, and knows
It needs just a little of both,
The sun in its season,
The rain for some reason.
If roses would git any growth.
I reckon a rose in that garden'd die
That hadn't seen some of the wet
and the dry.
I reckon that man has some sort of
For growin', the same as a flow'r,
Some day with its sorrow,
Some pleasure tomorrow,
To help him to grow ev'ry hour
I reckon no rose and no man I have
Who hadn't seen some of the dry
and the wet.
? Douglas Malioch. ? WNU Servlc*.
expecting, no doubt, to see a wife
emerge from a bolt of cretonne in
Now, of course, if they were at
their ordinary best, they'd realize
that no woman is going to hang
around a department store after
the salesgirls have left. They'd see
that there was no sense to waiting,
and go off and have a sandwich.
But somehow men never seem to be
their brightest in department store
So we think that probably the only
thing for them to do is to give up
the practice entirely. A husband
should always meet his wife in a
place where the atmosphere tends
to sharpen his mental processes.
Then maybe he'll be able to figure
out by himself what to do if his wife
doesn't show up.
Moire Dance Frock
This adaptation ot Schiaparelli's
dance frock with its shorter-in-front
skirt is made of jacquard moire in
a lovely peach skin shade. The
draped and shirred bodice and puff
sleeves are good fashion points for
the youthful figure. A rhinestone or
nament is centered on the corded
By WARREN GOODRICH
"I'm not one for snap Judgments,
Hiram, bot I'd it; the automobile
la bcre to stay."
American, Turkish Tobacco
Tobacco ia native to America. It
is not known when it was introduced
into Turkey, but there it has lost
many of its American character
iatica. The plant has a smaller,
thinner leaf and a pungent, spicy,
Chinese Youngsters Fraternize With Invaders
Two small Chinese boys seen pleasantly associating with officers at the Japanese headquarters at Fengtai,
China, during a lull in the fighting with the Chinese troops in that area of the North.
Naval Aviator Wins $100,000 Prize
William R. Staggs
in Puzzle Contest
William R. Staggs, twenty-five,
naval aviator, and son of Lieut. Col.
R. L. Staggs of Chicago, who won
the first prize of $100,000 in the Old
Gold puzzle contest. At present
Staggs is aboard the U. S. S. Ranger
at Coronado, Calif. His navy pay is
$125 per month. Thousands of peo
ple throughout the United States
were entered in the contest. Be
sides the $100,000 award for first
place, a large number of other
cash prizes were offered.
Best Basis for Sound Judgment
The best basis for sound judgment
is a knowledge of what has been
done in the past, and with what re
Handy With Oars
Crown Prince Badouin of Belgium
and his sister, Princess Josephine
Charlotte, the children of King Leo
pold, out boating on the beautiful
lake in the royal park at Laeken,
just outside of Brussels. The young
sters were left motherless several
years ago when Queen Astrid was
killed in an accident while motoring
with her husband. The king has not
remarried and still mourns the loss
J>f his wife.
GAR, JR., SHOWS SPEED
Gar Wood, Jr., son of the world
champion speedboat driver, shown
with the prize gold cup alter he won
the sixth annual Gold Cup Outboard
Motor regatta in Chicago recently.
The race was held in Burnham park
lagoon before a crowd of 100,000.
Stop-Watch Checks Precision of French Ballet
Precision leg work of the famous "Fetes Francaise" ballet troupe is timed by Gene Snyder. co^irKtor of
the group The revue, which was one of the hits of the Paris Internatjpnal exposition, arrived in Itew Yo
-?*cently for an engagement at a leading night club.