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Weahtogtooir-Wltn aature WOV
lag In to help extinguish the cot
ton surplus, as she has already
en hot, catUa and to a leaaer ax.
tent wheat, probabilities tor trouble
In the future (or cotton growere In
thla country, ara ot dlmlnlahed,
: but lncTeaaeii.-a:?'K-":vVA..!
The point la that tba dust storms
' in the big. cotton producing arena
of Texas and Oklahoma mora than
half of the cotton railed in the
United Statea la grown waat ot the
Mississippi, despite the prevailing
opinion to tha contrary have al
ready boosted the price of cotton.
Pressure-,' on AAA la expected to
continue kan at around 12 cents,
despite te desire to drop them
gradually1.- U ot which means that
the price of cotton will be main
tained at tola high level next year.
So far, so good, hot unfortunate
ly It is Impossible for the United
States to keep such a altuatloa a
secret. If this country could only
da what Russia did a few years
back with wheat, it could make a
killing on cotton perhaps next
year.,.- ' ':'.'
The Russians, it may be recalled,
circulated stories that their wheat
crop had failed, back in the days
of,. Secretary of' Agriculture Hyde
and tha farm board. - The farm
board began baying- wheat, and the
Russians began T eelUhg. Hyde
thought they ; were selling abort,
and actually denounced them in
public speeches for anch a nefari
ous practice. But the Russian de
: llvared the wheat Whereupon tha
price collapsed, tha Russians having
been the only wheat farmers to get
a real price for their product, and
tha money for that coming ont of
tha United Statea treasury.
But tha whole world knows about
crops in the United Statea. Down
in Brazil they know about the
duat atorma that ara wrecking cot
, ton clop ; prospects west of the
Mississippi. They know about the
agltjuon to continue tha 12-cent
loans -which means an artificially
maintained 12-cent price next year.
.And they know in BraslI they can
produce cotton at a profit at 0
cents a pound I
Big Brazilian Crop
8o naturally Brazil will Increase
her cotton acreage next season by
every square yard possible. This
"possible" amount la far from triv
ial. Tremendous overnight expan-
alon ia impossible, of course, but
Brazil's agricultural experts fig
ure that ' only- about one-tenth of
; tha land capable of producing cot
ton always witn tne ft centa, in
eluding profit, In mind la now an
der cultivation. So that the real
problem ia labor. But there Is
enough labor for much mora expan
sion. So it can safely be assured
that there will be a big increase in
the Brazilian crop.
Over in England the cotton spin
ning people know about these duat
atorma, and about the prospect of
the United States, maintaining the
12-cent price. Some of their big
villa have made the change in their
looms so as to ' spin the Brazilian
cotton. More of them now are ex
pected to do so. They will naturally
figure they can buy Brazilian cot
ton cheaper than United States cot
ton. !.;,,: : iVv'.vl'i'''
Over in tha Japanese puppet
state there are now 80,000,000 acres
of cotton. Very small so far as
world figures go, but there also the
facts about the situation in tha
. United Statea ara known, and may
be expected to have results. Sim
ilarly in Egypt and India.
All of which point unerringly to
tha ' probability that throughout
' the world there will be a mad rush
Ito take advantage of the situation.
This promises eventually . to leave
: the United Statea treasury holding
. tha bag, owning millions of balea
of cotton for which It paid 12 cants
a pound, when the world market
will be around 7 or 8 centa at
the most, and 6 centa in all proba
bility. -
But this is only part of the trou
ble. Johnson and Johnson have
already announced their plana for
setting up cotton mills in Brazil,
tha idea being not only to get cheap
er cotton, but to get away from the
processing tax. Products of this
mill would , be need In: place ' of
' goods formerly exported from .the
American... mills. ' ; , ' : , t"
Army Is Stirred ' ; '; .v'
Army and navy officers are ter
ribly concerned over the bill Just
passed by the house, and soon to
' be considered in the senate, - for
taking the profit out of war. They
assure ... everyone who will : listen
to them, In , private, that It will
also take national defense out of
war, which might be - very serious
. indeed to tba nation In the event
of a. conflict. ::'r?V":iv:-;'
Tba pacifists ball the bin as:
A bill to keep the United States
' out of war by providing in advance
that there will be (1) profits for
none, and (2) confiscatory taxes for
all, so that it win be to every Amer
ican's Interest to keep the United
States, at peace." ;
Army and navy experts say that
It should be called: - ?
"A bill (1) to transfer1 the war
munitions Industry now In the
Un'tpd States, and which might ba
I '-':J here, to foreign soil, (2)
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military strategy:
fens la a Tigor-
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wot ue..,
oldest law
that the t
oua offer '
Goai ! I a $2,000,000 bonus to
Ens-- u. i ace, by screams of
the r !, by complaints of soldier-
1 . lobbyists that "these
boys f ' t and risked their lives
wh.:. jrouteera were making mil-llo-i,"
the house voted down every
c . '.lng amendment, passed thai
bill, and privately hopes the senate
will write some sense into It i;. i
Tax on Profits
-; Mora anrloua. 'from a prepared-
neaa standpoint Is the tax provlalon
on profits. Half of all proflte np to
0 per cent and then 100 per cent la
the house provision. Suppose, say
army and navy officers, the du Ponta
had been faced with such a altua
tlon at the entry of the United
Statea in the World - war. would
the ' have dared expand : their
plants'! Suppose, Instead of a pre
liminary period or nearly i inree
yeara during which the alllea were
buvlne all the muniuona tney couia
get and which naturally , caused
tremendous expansion of the on ;
Pont, Bethlehem and other muni
tions plants, the United Statea had
been Involved from the first with
such restrictions on earnings as are
now proposed. .;. :illi:ti'J"i
The point made by the army and
navy men is primarily that no man-
ufacturer would dare expand : ma
plant to take care of a war need.
He would not be able to make
enough to scrap the plant after the
war, and he would have to take nis
chances, with government auditors
on depreciation charges. Altogether
ha would be much safer If bia plant
were located on foreign soil, where
it wonld be welcomed as an element
of military strength.
So that the natural development
would be for foreign countries, to
benefit even in . time of peace by
the training of their wwkmeriMn
the making of munitions, and in
time of war by the possibility of big
profits, which these foreign govern
ments could tax to their heart'a con
tent and still leave something for
the manufacturers. . fc; ...,. s4-s ;S?
Nearly every one agrees that tha
proposed law would be repealed as
the first act of congress after the
next declaration of war. Critics are
not much worried about that What
really worries them Is the prospect
of American ' business enterprise
moving abroad wholesale to escape
such conditions,' thus not only de
priving the United States of this
element of strength, but actually
providing It for potential enemies.
S Long Session ' '
Congress is not going to be rushed
to an early adjournment It will be
with ua for a long time yet Almost
surely until August
This Is true despite all the flat
predictions by leaders that ' the
"must" items will be rushed .through,
and everything else will be aban
doned. Many things may be "aban
doned." But they will not, be aban
doned because of the time element
They, wilt be abandoned, if at all.
because actually they are not want
ed. Careful examination of the left
overs at the time of adjournment
will reveal the truth of this state
ment ,',.
Utility heads got all pepped np a
few days ago at this list of "must"
measures. It did not Include the
public utility holding company bill.
Now, despite all the statements, the
probability of the moment Is that a
holding company bill affecting" the
utilities will be passed. It win ot
be passed In the form desired by
president Kooaeveit it win oe mncn
more moderate. It win actually be
what aome of the utility chiera fa
vored aa much aa ten years ago.
Soldier Bonus
Naturally, the soldier bonus was
not on the "must? hat The Presi
dent does not want that . But If
anyone thinks that it Is not going
to take a lot of the senate's time,
he Just does not know very much
about the senate. Especially, as
the best predictions now are that
tha bonus legislation, after passing
both bouses, and being vetoed, will
be passed over the veto by the
bouse and then fall of passage In
the senate. ' - ' L . - 1
X This unofficial program calla for
two separate considerations of tha
measure by .the aenatel 1
v That la not all. Very few admin
istration leaders are optimistic
enough to believe this congress will
adjourn without giving the soldiers
something.; which means that time
must Intervene after a aufflclent
demonstration of strength to fright
en the. White House, and after a
sufficient', demonstration of weak
ness to frighten the American La
glon f oKia 1,1 compromise to -,. be
worked out
The President has let It be known
to a few friends on Capitol' Hill
that he Is willing to go to a compro
mise of about 11,200.000,000. The,
bonus- leaders know that, and will
move heaven and earth to obtain It
If they find that they are going to
lose out on tha mam fight
Incidentally, there ia nothing on
the "must" program about the AAA
amendments, nor about the growing
movemedt : to : rescind the ; cotton
processing tax. Nor the corn and
hog processing tax. Flat prediction
is hereby made that there win be
a lot of oratory in the senate on
both before, the final gavel taps. ,
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Washington. Germany's new mil
itary program, which ' defies the
Versailles treaty, renews the old
problem ot Bhlneland fortifications,
and again brings Into the news a
fertile valley which has so often
been an economic and political fron
tier. V ' , - -
According to the terms of the
treaty Germany was allowed to re
tain the left bank of the. Rhine pro
viding it was completely demili
tarized. Military occupations of
thla zone (from 1918 to 1030) by
American, , French ' and British
forces v Insured . Germany's - fulfill
ment 'of. her. agreement .. vttj.v ;.
"The Rhine has always played an
Important, part In European poll
tics," says the National Geographic
society.'. "A glance at the map
shows many of the most famous
Bhlne towns standing on the left
bank of the river. This is because
the Bhlne was once a frontier of
Soman civilization, and it was on
the west' side that Roman strong
holds i; were ' established. Today,
starting near Its source, the river
marks . the boundary first between
Switzerland and Liechtenstein, thenJ
Switzerland and . Austria, Switzer
land and Germany, and finally Ger
many ana rraoce.
A'.'-S.,'!f
Important Waterway,
"Flowing from south to north, the
Rhine Is one of Europe's chief wa
terways. With Its numerous tribu
taries It drains one of the- moat
Famous German Boy Choir Visits America
The oldest and most famous of boy choirs, the Dresden Ereuachor, as they arrived, at, New York
recently This choir, whose history dates back to 1200 la composed of 60 boys ranging In age from ten to nine,
teen years. They will make a tour of tha United States. . ,, . - " .i-.v - i
Lights 6F: New York B71. l stevenson
. Corloua things happen In the City
of the Sevea Million. For Instance:
Ira Wolfert, dramatic critic of the
North American Newspaper Alli
ance, with bis wife was awaiting
the opening curtain of "The Sim
pleton of the Unexpected Isles,
when a. friend touched Mrs. Wolfert
on the shoulder and asked her if
she had lost her purse. ; Hasty In
vestigation showed that she had.
The friend explained that she had
boarded an Eighth avenue subway
train and happened to see the purse
under the. seat Opening it aha
found Mrs. Wolf ert's name. Know
ing where her friends would be, she
followed them: to the Guild theater
and made restoration and saw the
play with the Wolferts. Incidental
ly, the purse contained an the cur
rent funds of the family, -l' "
After all this time, Tv found
an ally in the crusade against red
fingernails. ; He is William H. Al
len, secretary of the municipal civil
service commission. He holds that
red fingernalla remind him of the
"blood of a dead horse." He has
Issued no orders against such fem
inine adornments in his department
but refuses to give dictation to the
five or six stenographers who serve
him, If their fingernails are that
deep redV Also he regards fresh air
and, exercise as better than make
up. Hla attitude has caused quite
a lot of talk among the girls In his
department.' But there is a notice
able paleness of both fingernails
and faces. 'i!'::;lt-?fX'.y:;ixri,:'
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M:Vir-'..f.!..5;,l'r;'
In the opinion of William P. Mai
ooney, who has Just completed two
years as head of the sta? liquor
control board, New ' Xork . has "the
most liberal and the best enforced
liquor law of any state In 'the
Union. There are defects, of course,
he admits, holding that perfection
In handling liquor will, never' be
reached. . ' Incidentally, Chairman
Mulrooney la a teetotaler' and al
ways has been, That after 87
years in the police department, he
should be in the liquor business Is
a constant surprise to hlsn. Ia t' e
dens ".
rope, a
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thus c
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Nether'.
fed regions of
- rich In minerals an 1
lvated. 'It reach i
aat opposite London,
I with British snip
ing a natural out
y, Belgium, and the
- "Cant.i ; i the Bhlne from the
Rhone, t i . arne,-and the Dan
ube. It i i 'liable without Inter
ruption f, i : asle to the sea, a dis
tance of i ) miles. Ocean-going
steamers ci.a ascend as far as Co
logne, v. hore cargoes . are trans
ferred to river boats, : but only
small craft can navigate the upper
Rhine above Spires, ( Sji ; ;
"Since the Versailles treaty the
Rhine has become an International
waterway open to ships of all na
tions. - C f k
"Although It rises in the Swiss
Alps and enters the ' North sea
through Netherland territory; to the
Germans the Rhine Is their national
river. It is firmly woven into their
history, their art their music, and
their literature. A boat trip down
this stream Is: a Journey through
Germany's past as well as her pres
ent i 4 :iwiKj:ft,tv-y:
; Medieval Stronghold.,
"The Rhine enters the BIft val
ley at Basle, flowing north between
tin ranges of the Vosges and the
Black forest At Mains, where the
Main enters the Rhine, the slopes
of tha Taunus, hills turn the river
westward until it reaches Bingen.
Between Bingen and Bonn it winds
through the narrow Bhlne gorge be
neath high cliffs adorned with aa-
last two years,; the state has - col
lected $43,000,000 in liquor, licenses,
Not so long afc' i news broke
that an lnvestlgaw. ,had disclosed
that a downtown financial club had
run afoul of the liquor laws because
the stuff that went : into the ' high
balls: and was served " straight,
lacked authority. ' There : waa . no
prosecution, however. Chairman Mul
rooney explained Why. The guilt
was not on the house committee or
those connected with the bar. It
seems that the night watchman and
porters liked their liquor, and to
conceal ; their takings, had added
water to the bottled goods. ;. .
An announcement by William Fel
lqwes Morgan, Jr, commissioner ot
markets. Indicates that a colorful
bit f metropolitan life la to come
to an end at last The announce
ment concerns push-carts of which
BEAT STELLA WALSH
Helen Stcpii a, a h!j;h school lass
from Fulton, 1 ., 3 feated the here
tofore unbeati o Ete'Ja Walsh In
the 50-meter f 1 of the A. A. U,
women's track e l Cuil meet at St
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- it was be'U i i 1
t ;an division. Ca a t r
1 .'.'iilce across the LUiie U i s
old fortress of EhrenbrelUltin, a a
important stronghold since media.
yl days.- -.,.' '
; "Bonn Is famous as Beethoven's
birthplace, and as the seat of an
ancient university. Beyond Bonn the
Bhlne swings north and then west
through a wide plain. . Cologne
(Koln), third city of Germany, Is
a busy port, trading In grain, wine,
ores, coal, and timber. , ,. Above a
sea of city roofs soar the twin
spires of the Cologne cathedral, each
nearly as tall aa the Washington
monument
"Industry and commerce crowd
ont natural beauty along the low
er Rhine. Dusseldorf is an Impor
tant manufacturing town, noisy
with factories and great ateel and
Iron works. It is particularly noted
for its dyeing Industries, and also
as the birthplace of Helnrlch Heine.
Dnisburg, at the point where the
Ruhr Joins the Rhine, la one of
the most extensive river porta, in
the world. . It Is a chief center of
the German steel Industry, and com
mercial gateway of the coal and
iron shipping out of the Ruhr, In
cidentally it was once the home of
Mercatort the great map maker.
'Coal smoke and machinery have
failed to destroy the legends of the
past Siegfried was supposedly born
at Xanten, near the Netherlands
border, and at Cleves. Lohengrin,
the knight of Wagner's opera, res
cued the beautiful Elsa." .
there are about 4,000 scattered all
over the city. Instead of allowing
them to continue to park : in. the
atmeta.. Commissioner . Morgan -Is
planning on putting the merchants
under cover, and thus making, small
shopkeepers of mem. ,- ' .
.
Th start accordlnr to cresent
plans, is to be made on Park ave
nue, between One Hundred Elev
enth v and One Hundred Fifteenth
streets, about June a. The New
Tort (Antral railroad runa above
ground there and the railroad ele
vated structure Will serve as a roor
fnr 407 atalla. each 7 bv 8 feet Tha
coat will be $200,000 and In return
the city wu receive ojxi a wees
rental from each merchant
e. bu smdicM wnu atrvue. ?
Reach Alaska Town in . ;
Four and One-Half Day
; Chicago. Nome, Alaska, In the
shadow of the Arctic circle, la TflOO
miles from New York and Atlantic
seaport cities. Surface transporta
Hon time is 84 days, but now it la
possible to travel from New York
to the little city near the top or tne
world in far off Alaska in four and
one-half days, announces United Air
Here's the new schedule: Leave
New York on United plane at noon,
arriving In Seattle In time to catch
a ateamer for Juneau, Alaska's cap
ital. There one boards a Pan Amer
ican . plane flying ; over the Gold
Bush trail, and in a few hours the
passenger is at the farthest north
city under Uncle Sam's flag.
Snake With Hind Less
' It Found in Nebraska
Omaha, Neb. A snake with two
legs was brought to town by Henry
O. Palmer from his farm at Louis
ville. He says snakes with legs are
not rare, but they do have them
sometimes. The fact that these may
properly be called hind legs makes
the reptile particularly worthy of
notice, in its captor's opinion. ' The
snake Is a spreading viper, one ot
the nonvenomous kind. It la two
feet long and its legs are about
five Inches from the tip of the tall.
They don't amount to anything to
speak of, because they measure
only a little more than a quarter of
an Inch, but. nobody can deny that
th-y "9 l-.:i. -. , '. '
: By JACK LH VI 12
Si McOllirc Nwnnr ayndlcai.
- WX4U knrlc. .
MIKE DBLANEY of the plain
clothes detail flicked at his
immaculate ; civilian ault
w"h a wblak brush. -
"Going out deep tonight, Mie J
fie question waa tossed at him in
fik 'y carelessness by Lieutenant
f '. ::.. ' w-i-'','iij v ;
'1 Un- Ann "to dinner," replied
the plain clothea man,."and no gaga
from you." . VH;;
Lieutenant Reese looked np from
the flimalea, reporta and "Wanted"
circulars he had been perusing, and
bia large face beamed.
"Ann's a swell kid, and no fool
in. But--ever ,'been , in Dijon,
Mlker .
v "Dijonr queried the plain clothes
officer. His lean, clean-shaven face
came alive with a happy memory.
'"Yon mean Dijon in France Sure,
I waa there. Right after the war.
..whyr ; . 4' t r ''
' "Ever ' meet the Bluebeard of
Dijon?" asked the lieutenant, with
out humor.
0 Mike Delaney - eyed, the - ofllcer
auspiciously. , , .''-!,
1 "What you getting atr he want
ed to know before committing him
self. ' . v
- just this, the lieutenant thrust
a paper towards him. "First pickup
order we ever got from a foreign
country, f And them frogs go for
rewards, too.: See the figure? .Fif
teen hundred American dollars re
ward for the Bluebeard of Dijon."
Mike vomer read hurriedly. ;
rXbej-K'&1' o tatak. this mug's
let this town,?' he said to the lieu
tenant -. " " ' ;. -
" "Yeah," agreed the desk officer
without enthusiasm, "but they have
been trying to trail him for five
years. . No chance plckln' him now.
Killed a lotta women, didn't he? . I
dldn'tread it carefully' :,'
Mike Delaney was reading;' aloud
"Wanted for Murder. Nicholas
Lamalre. .The Bluebeard of Dijon.
Killed six women and fled before
collecting ' insurance . for last vic
tim..' The trail of thla man has
been followed in Spain, Italy. Aus
tralia, i Hawaii, s and ; Trinidad
where It waa lost five yeara ago.
Recently a letter was received by
a Dijon ' acquaintance, mailed ' ia
your city by the subject of this cir
cular.' -No photograph of Lamalre
is available. "When last known in
Dijon where he spent the greater
part- of hla life In the restaurant
business,' be .was 6 feet 9 Inches
tall. 1 Weight 160, pounda. Dark
hair and - eyes. . His . appearance
has undoubtedly changed consider
ably but he may be readily, identi
fied by a triangular scar, result of
a knife wound, two inches below
the point of his right . shoulder
blade, v He may be employed in a
restaurant In your city and he may
be the proprietor of a restaurant
of the better type."
. ' Delaney paused In hla reading.
The lieutenant observed : "How you
going to identify him from that de
scription after these years? Got
fat by now, if be works In restau
rants. ' . - 1 ; ,
. Delaney was still thinking of Dl
Jon when be reached the sidewalk.
Suddenly he laughed aioua. ,
It -was 7:30 when Mike Delaney
presented, his broad shoulders in
the doorway of a neat suburban tot
tage. ' V' "i!il:r:::is-
: : Ann Morgan met him at the door.
; "Late, Mr. Delaney. s Fifteen min
utes late. Give an account"
Mike Delaney said nothing. He
usually went tongue-tied for the
first few minutes in Ann Morgan's
company anyway.' - When his little
coupe waa , nosing through down
town traffic again,) and when Ann
had cuddled comfortably close to
him. he said half musingly tv '
' ."if we had fifteen hundred dol
lars we could get that bungalow in
the Sunset addition and make a
good, big down payment to the real
estate people " , v
. "Mike Delaney," the. girl Inter
rupted him, '"quit worrying about
that bungalow." -
" The subject ended there. Ann
was dreaming her dreams; Mike
waa dreaming ' hla.1' Both dreams
were very similar when he piloted
her : through the garishly lighted
doorway of a downtown, restaurant
Gilded letters on the restaurant
window announced that the place
specialized in French cooking,
When the waiter brought aoup
and turned with a dexterous flip of
hla napkin to leave the booth, a
aharp ejaculation from Mike De
laney brought him about swiftly.
,. Mike Delaney was holding by the
tall suspended above his plat
the soup-drenched body of a dead
mouse.
"I'll show It to every customer
la the place," be spluttered. .
, "M'seur, M'seur " . stammered
the waiter, but before the servant
could control his quivering vocal
chorda , he waa brushed roughly
aside by the head waiter, ...
"Please please," he begged, ":
will see the management; Please.
Fifteen ; dollaire,, twenty dollalre
please no noise, mister."
Eventually Mike Delaney allowed
himself to be placated by none oth
er than the proprietor.
Aa they walked -toward another
restaurant Ann said :. ."But you
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A." ri it, i v.j .
wi.i 1 in fii'i I -n i
Waiters, head a i
proprietors that rr t
have rehearsed a 1 .
of money ranging iurm '
up to the original f . ,
Mike Delaney'a pocket i '
tain fell On the serlo-coi;
Ann and her escort on the '
seeking another eating bo
It waa as they were ari'-''-
the sixth restaurant that Aw .
gan turned an amazed and 1
pression upon Mike Delaney.
"Jf that's your way to get t
fifteen hundred dollars you say
need,' I can assure you, Vr. i
laney, we no longer need If
She stepped into a taxlcab pn
at the curb and was gone.
Saddened, alone, Mike -ix-i.
entered still another restaurant
The act proceeded..,1 The l 1
waiter came and went ; And t
there was a bitch in the play. i
irate, -C pig-eyed : gentleman c;
crowding to th booth. ; ... i
"Ah." said thla one,: tne i i
mouse trick." He filled the booLl
with his bulk. , Mike DeUlny to' t
and seemed to be estimating hi
chance for a fast getaway. '
But the proprietor had another
idea, 'Call the police, Oscar," he
aald over bis shoulder to the hover-;
ing, alarmed waiter. "And you.;
wise guy, sit down." He pneneti -
Mike Delaney back, into hla seat
It's the old, what you call, shake
down trick," resumed tha cafe pro
prietor viciously, "and you go to
Jail for It" .
A' uniformed policeman was el
bowing bis way through a knot of
curious restaurant patrons near the
booth, a . 1 1 ' -
"What s wrong? the officer aaked.
anu xoen nv WW nuw vnnuc, J-ua ,
nollceman'a wondering gaze trav
eled from Delaneys face to tne now
almost purple one of the cafe own
er. " ,;S.r;'V,.;;..'..fv'.jV' ..;'..,:
"You've seen that trick before,""
Delaney was saying slowly and with'
a menace In bis voice that the cafe
man did not miss, v "Top' ve seen it
In Dijon, f ' A gang of carefree
American soldiers' used to p'ull it
there to get a little cash,"
At the word Dijon the eyes of the
fat man suddenly glinted.
"It's a lie. . Dijon I do not know
what , it means. ; Arrest that man.
officer arr" but hla voice tral?
off It was. hla turnnow to 1
furtively for an avenue of e'
?k V and hurry off hla s
Instructed Mike Delaney, at the ,
lice headquarters a few rnlnu.. -.s.
later. "I want 'to see that scar be
fore X go take Ann to dinner, re
turn some dough I collected and
do some heavy explaining."
Traditional Life Span -
' of 70 Passed by Many
Revolutionary . conclusions about
why people Jive , longer than, they (
did a generation ago and may be
expected to five still longer in the
future are suggested by new studies
of : death-rate statistics In Great '
Britain by three Scottish mathema
ticians, Cot A: G. McJCendrlck, Dr..
r rt Vn-maAlp mnA T9 ., S T. f
Ktnlay,. all of Edinburgh, saysrthe'
Provtdence JournaL , h i : ? U : ' :. "
One conclusion is that the chief
cause of how long an individual
lives Is what kind of constitution
Is acquired during the first 10 to
15 years of life. Another is that
living to be ninety or one hundred
promises not to be Improbable In
stead of the traditional limit oi
three ' score; and ten. y;''-.
'(.', Sanitation : and ; medical science
have . greatly . decreased deaths
among children and young people,
so that th percentage of middle
aged people "has been increasing.
There has been no direct evidence,
however, : that the old people are
living any longer or that the maxi
mum span of human life is length
ening. Many experts have suspected. In
deed, that this life span migit de
crease,, as one result, of , keeping
alive many children who ara natur
ally weak and cannot be expected
to live long anyway. .
The new Scottish Investigation is
the first' evidence that this pi";"l
mlstic conclusion may-, be- wrong.
British children born in each dec
ade since 1840 are found to live a
little longer than children born In
the previous decade,
Nothing seems to influence thin
except the year of birth, which Im
plies that what happens to chil l: i
under fifteen seems to be the ' "
factor in- living long or dying
Extensions of the same c
tions to future decades Imp' ;
substantially Increased per
of the people now being bot u ;
expect to live beyond nlin 'y.
' The Whiky Intnrrect
,. Gen. Henry Lee, former r
tlonary officer. Virg'nliNl
and congressman, was ot t
President Washington to c
the 15,000 sold! T3 sent to I
vania' to qnell the ao-cnllr I -rebellion.
It end 1 wi '' ; !
shed but at a cost to i .i- i
government of $1,r ).
er Masnzlne. ' .
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