The Howe Messenger (Howe, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 34, Ed. 1 Friday, August 20, 1937 Page: 2 of 8
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THE HOWE MESSENGER
Friday. August 20, 1937
YTERNALIS, CALIF. —On
V the train a charming
young woman said: “I al-
ways read the advertise-
ments whether I want to buy
anything or not. Do you think
I’m crazy?” ,
I told her she was the smartest
young woman I knew. If I were
asked to describe
the race in any by-
gone period since
printer’s ink came
into common use,
I’d turn to the ad-
vertising in the pa-
pers and periodicals
of that particular
age. For then I'd
know what people
wore and what they
ate and what their
sports were and irvin s. Cobb
their follies and
their tastes and their habits; know
what they did when they were
healthy and what they took when
they were sick and of what they
died and how they were buried and
where they expected to go after they
left here—in short, I’d get a pic-
ture of humanity as it was and not
as some prejudiced historian, writ-
ing then or later, would have me
believe it conceivably might have
I’d rather be able to decipher the
want ad on the back side of a Chal-
dean brick than the king’s edict on
the front—that is, if I craved to get
an authentic glimpse at ancient
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Banning a Hotel.
T ’VE just been a guest at one of the
A best small-town hotels in Amer-
ica. I should know about good ho-
tels because, in bygone days, I
stopped at all the bad ones.
The worst was one back East—
built over a jungle of side tracks.
I wrote a piece about that hotel.
It had hot and cold running cock-
roaches on every floor and all-night
switch-engine service; the room
towels only needed buttons on them
to be peekaboo waists, but the roller
towel in the public washroom had,
through the years, so solidified that
if the house burned down it surely
would have been left standing. The
cook labored under the delusion that
a fly was something to cook with.
Everybody who’d ever registered
there recognized the establishment.
So the citizens raised funds and
tore down their old hotel, thereby
making homeless wanderers of half
a million resident bedbugs; and
they put up a fine new hotel which
paid a profit, whereas the old one
had been losing money ever since
the fall of Richmond.
A good hotel is the best adver-
tisement any town can have, but a
bad one is just the same as an extra
pesthouse where the patients have
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Poor Lo’s Knowledge.
QOMETIMES I wonder whether
^ we, the perfected flower of civ-
ilization—and if you don’t believe
we are, just ask us—can really be
as smart as we let on.
Lately, out on the high seas, I
met an educated Hopi, who said to
“White people get wrong and stay
wrong when right before their eyes
is proof to show how wrong they
are. For instance, take your de-
lusion that there are only four
direction points—an error which
you’ve persisted in ever since you
invented the compass, a thing our
people never needed. Every Indian
knows better than that.”
“Well then,” I said, “how many
are there, since you know so
“Seven,” he said, “seven in all.”
“Name ’em,” I demanded.
“With pleasure,” he said. “Here
they are: north, east, south, west,
up, down and here.”
Of course, there’s a catch in it
somewhere, but, ,to date, I haven’t
figured it out.
* • *
The Russian Puzzle.
T TNDER the present beneficent
regime, no prominent figure in
Lussia’s government, whether mil-
iary or civil, is pestered by the
ankering fear which besets an offi-
ial in some less favored land,
amely, that he’ll wear out in har-
ess and wither in obscurity.
All General So-and-Soski or Com-
issar Whatyoumaycallovitch has
do is let suspicion get about that
not in entire accord with ad-
stration policies and promptly
mmits suicide—by request; or
ited out to be shot at sunrise,
be sure, the notion isn’t new.
+e Emperor Nero had pumer-
U-wishers, including family
, that he felt he could spare
ust up and spared them,
ur own time, A1 Capone
an organization for tak-
* such associates as
g in the faith. ’Twas
to the floral design
ile it lasted,
where they really
o job-holder need
old age. Brer
tend to all nec-
the one, for-
News Review of Current Events
YANKS DESERT SHANGHAI
Bombs, Shells Rain Death . . . Sen. Black Nominated
For Court Post... White House Legislation Snagged
This Shanghai scene of 1932 is being repeated today.
SUMMARIZES THE WORLD’S WEEK
© Western Newspaper Union.
It Still Wasn't War
EN. SHERMAN was the Yank
who is credited with the re-
markable observation that ‘‘war is
hell.” Now the 4,000 Yanks in the
North China danger zone are agreed
that while the current “unpleasant-
ness” may not be official war in
the eyes of the Japanese govern-
ment, it surely is the other thing.
With shrapnel raining around
their ears, Americans in Shanghai
prepared to leave while the leaving
was good, and the U. S. S. Augusta,
flagship of Uncle Sam’s China
squadron, stood by to help them
make their getaway, as the great
city of 3,500,000 inhabitants sweated
in a crisis that threatened greater
destruction than the fighting of 1932.
At least three Americans were
killed in the opening skirmishes,
along with about 600 others, mostly
Chinese. Yet the American State
department indicated that the Unit-
ed States had no intention of becom-
ing involved, even if some American
lives were lost.
The gravest situation in the unde-
clared war to date arose when three
Chinese bombing planes attacked
the Idzumo, Japanese flagship as it
lay in the nothern end of the Bund.
The bombs missed their mark, but
they drew the fire of the Japanese,
and it was not long before consid-
erable areas of Shanghai were set
aflame by the incendiary shells.
Ironically enough, most of the
damage and loss of life was'caused
by the Chinese themselves. Chinese
planes zoomed over the city in the
direction of the Japanese ships, to
the cheers of the populace, still
mindful of the fact that the out-
come of the 1932 affair might have
been different had the Chinese
owned military planes at that time.
But the cheers turned suddenly into
screams of horror as bombs began
dropping not upon the hated enemy,
but upon defenseless Chinese civil-
ians who filled the native quarters’
Frightful were the scenes which
filled the bombed area, as 1,500
dead and wounded lay about, some
of them blown to bits. Explanation
for the slaughter, as prepared by
Mme. Chiang Kai-shek, wife of the
Chinese dictator, was that the men
flying the bombers had been wound-
ed by Japanese anti-ajrcraft and
machine guns and their planes had
been so crippled that the bombs
were released unintentionally before
the fliers reached their objective.
Two of the airmen were killed.
The planes of destruction had
been purchased in the United States.
However, the opinion of members
of the United States senate commit-
tee on foreign affairs was that a
statement expected from President
Roosevelt would not involve the neu-
trality act, with its power to outlaw
the sale of arms and the extension
of credits to belligerent nations.
Japanese authorities continued to
insist that they meant no harm to
the Chinese people, and that their
aim was still for the “co-operation”
of China, Manchukuo and Japan.
They also revealed that voluntary
contributions to the nation’s war
chest, coming from all over Japan,
had reached a total of $2,500,000.
South Demands Crop Loans
CONGRESS regarded adjourn-
ment as possibly farther off
than ever as the wage-hour bill got
all tangled up with surplus agricul-
tural control and cotton loans in
what looked like a hopeless mess.
With the Department of Agricul-
ture estimating a 15,500,000-bale cot-
ton crop, about 3,000,000 bales more
than can be consumed, Southern
representatives and senators were
demanding surplus crop loans. The
Commodity Credit corporation has
authority to make such loans.
In a press conference, President
Roosevelt indicated that he had no
intention of permitting a 10-cent cot-
ton loan until congress passed the
agricultural control program and
ever-normal granary bill which Sec-
reatary of Agriculture Wallace says
is necessary before the new session
in January. Trouble is the house
committee doesn’t know how to
write such a bill and make it stick,
in view of the Supreme court’s deci-
sion on the AAA.
Now the southern bloc has made
it clear that it will not push through
the President’s much-desired wages
and hours bill, as dictated by Wil-
liam Green, president of the Ameri-
can Federation of Labor, unless
southern farmers get their cotton
loans. Furthermore, the Southern-
ers under the capitol dome are now
asking for loans as high as 15 cents
a pound, and in some cases even
18 cents. The South is not any too
well in accord with maximum hours Wedding Tactfully
and minimum wages anyway. 1 ° J J
World'* Foremost Authority
© Emily Post.
Hands Off Chicken,
Modern Code Insists
TA EAR Mrs. Post: Is it incorrect,
according to etiquette, to eat
even the slightest bit of chicken in
the fingers? I don’t mean whether it
is correct to take up what can be
cut off the bone easily enough, but I
am referring to the, very small
bones from which it is impossible
to cui meat loose with knife and
fork. Aren’t good table manners to-
day more lenient about these foods,
especially if finger bowls are pro-
Answer: No, people are less leni-
ent than they used to be. That is,
if we go back to the descriptions
given us by the writers of long ago,
and as copied for instance in the
moving picture of Henry the Eighth,
who picked up a whole chicken in
his hands and tore it apart, our
table manners have become posi-
tively finicking. The only thing that
could soil the fingers and is not ta-
bued by the meticulous are lobster
claws. And when such lobster is
served, finger bowls of hot soapy
water should be provided at once.
Perhaps, if this practice were fol-
lowed when serving chicken, there
would be no objection to taking thf
[ wings in the fingers.
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Here's Planned Prettihess
The result of the whole affair is
a complete stalemate. Somebody
will have to give in; somebody prob-
ably will, and there will be old-
fashioned “hoss-trading” on a
wholesale scale. For congress wants
to adjourn before the snow flies.
Southerners in the senate were
also worried when Senator Robert
F. Wagner of New York succeeded
in winning recognition to debate an
anti-lynching bill, the type of which
the South has been successful in
blocking since the Civil war. Some
were of the opinion that the bill, al-
ready passed by the house, might
be defeated by filibuster (Senator
Bilbo of Mississippi threatened to
filibuster until Christmas) but more
believed that the Southern members
would consent to its passage to put
President Roosevelt “on the spot.’
They explained that if he did not
sign it he would lose the negro vote
so essential to the third term that
is being whispered about, and that
if he did sign it the Democratic
South would drop him like a hot
Nominee Draws Rebuke
"Y 1 7TTH his customary exercise of
w the dramatic, President Roose-
velt nominated Senator Hugo L.
Black (Dem., Ala.) to fill the vacan-
cy on the Supreme
court bench caused
by the retirement oi
Justice Willis Van-
Black had not even
been mentioned for
ously, and the ap-
pointment was a
complete surprise to
For 20 years it has
been a custom,
when a senator is appointed to high
office, for his nomination to be con-
sidered in open executive session.
But when Senator Ashurst (Dem.
Ariz.) proposed this in Senator
Black’s nomination, objections
came forth immediately from Sen-
ator Burke (Dem., Neb.) and Sena-
tor Johnson (Rep., Calif.). They
asked that the nomination be re-
ferred to the senate judiciary com-
mittee for “careful consideration.
This was viewed in the light of a
distinct rebuke for the nominee.
Senator Black has been a militant
leader in the fight for the Presi-
dent’s wages and hours legislation.
As a justice he would have the op-
portunity to pass upon measures
regulating public utility holding
companies, authorizing federal
loans and grants for publicly-owned
power plants, and fixing prices in
the soft-coal industry. He was, as
the chairman of the Black commit-
tee to investigate lobbying, the cen«
ter of a storm of public opinion dur.
ing the early months of 1936.
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TP\EAR Mrs. Post: Our families
are both large and I really can
not include all the children at my
wedding, so must end the lists with
aunts and uncles. Would you sug-
gest that it might be a good idea
to enclose a card with the invita-
tions saying “no children.” Or how
should I break the news to the par-
ents without hurting them?
Answer: To emphasize the fact
that they are not invited would be
needlessly cruel, especially if some
of them have been looking forward
to a wedding in the family. Merely
address invitations to Mr. and Mrs.
and say nothing about the Marys
and Johnnies. Should you be asked
whether the children may come,
then explain that unhappily you can
not include so many more.
* * *
The Bridesmaid9s Dress.
I-'* EAR Mrs. Post: (1) I have been
■L-r told that taffeta is a better ma-
terial for the dresses it a spring
wedding than one in winter time.
Is this also true of moire? (2) Also,
if a bride wears a simple velvet
dress, must her only attendant wear
velvet or would she be suitably
dressed in crepe or any of the more
practical materials which she thinks
would be better suited to her needs
after the wedding?
Answer: (1) Moire is particularly
suitable for autumn and winter. (2)
Her dress need not be of velvet. It
would be quite all right to have the
bridesmaid wear crepe.
* • *
White Gold Ring.
p\EAR Mrs. Post: I’ve always
-L' liked the plain yellow gold wed-
ding band and would like to have
one of this description when I am
married. But one never sees yel-
low gold wedding bands today, that
is, not on the new brides. Also, I
am wondering whether yellow gold
will look well with my other rings,
which happen to be set in platinum.
What would you suggest?
Answer: Although I myself have
a strong prejudice in favor of the
yellow gold wedding ring, I think
that the bride of today would better
have a ring of white gold, for the
reason that you yourself give.
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Folding the Napkin.
r\ EAR Mrs. Post: When eating a
m-J meal in someone’s house, how
is the napkin supposed to be left
at the table?
Answer: Fold the napkin together
loosely and lay it at the left of
your place. If you are staying
for the next meal, you would be
more careful to fold it neatly in its
original creases, especially if the
others at table make it obvious by
the way they fold their own that il
is not customary to provide fresh
napkins at each meal.
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Guests Go First.
"v EAR Mrs. Post: When I ask
J friends home with me to my
TF AUTUMN comes will you be
* left behind with faded summer
frocks, Madam? No, no, many
times no—that is, not if you will
but accept this cordial invitation
from Sew-Your-Own. It's the
easy way to become frock-sure of
chic for yourself and your daugh-
ters, as well. So Madam, why not
sew, sew, sew-your-own!
A Dutch Treat.
It isn’t often mother gets a break
(it’s beauty before age, you know)
but this trip she does. Sew-Your-
Own has designed, especially for
her, an all-occasion frock (above
left) that’s simply lovely to look
at. If father’s compliments have
become a bit rusty from lack of
use, this frock will bring them
back to their former brightness.
It’s pretty in any fabric: gingham,
silk crepe, rayon prints, percale,
or sheer wool.
Sweet ’n’ Simple.
It’s a treat, too, for mother when
she finds a dress for Little Sis
that’s as carefully planned as the
captivating model above center.
It gives the growing girl the fluffing
out she needs in the shoulders, and
the prettily flared skirt offers her
graceful poise indoors, plus full
freedom for activity out of doors.
It’s adorable with the collar and
cuffs in white linen. It heightens
the contrast of her luscious healthy
Chic for the G. F.
And a treat for all concerned is
the frock Sew-Your-Own has cre-
ated for The Girl Friend. She may
be collegiate, high schoolish, a
steno, mother’s helper, or a young
lady of leisure, but whatever she
is she’ll look the part and prettier
in a take-off on Pattern 1327. It is
new, novel, and easy to sew. It is
undoubtedly the frock to wear
when your escort, the time, and
the place are important.
Pattern 1372 is designed for sizes
34 to 46. Size 36 requires 4% yards
of 35-inch material.
Pattern 1987 is designed for sizes
4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 years. Size &
requires 2 yards of 35-inch mate-
rial, plus % yard contrasting.
Pattern 1327 is designed for sizes-
12 to 20 (30 to 38 bust). Size 16 re-
quires 4y4 yards of 39-inch mate-
rial, plus V-k yards of cord for lac-
ing. With long sleeves, 4% yards;
Send your order to The Sewing
Circle Pattern Dept., Room 1020,,
211 W. Wacker Dr., Chicago, 111.
Price of patterns, 15 cents (in-
© Bell Syndicate.—WNU Service.
Finds Way to Have
TT’S utterly wonderful how
1 quickly this scientific
creme takes away “age-film”
—in only 5 nights! At 30—
35—40 even, women now
thrill to rose-petally soft,
smooth, youthfully clear
skin! This Golden Peacock
Bleach Creme acts the only way to free skin of
dull, ugly, old-looking film of semi-visible dark-
ening particles! A revelation for ugly blackheads,
surface pimples, freckles, too! Try it! Get,
Golden Peacock Bleach Creme at any drug
or department store, or send 50c to Golden
Peacock Inc., Dept. L-325, Paris, Tenn.
Safe to Learn
It is always safe to learn, even
from our enemies; seldom safe to-
venture to instruct, even our
friends.—C. C. Colton.
Your money back if you don't like
Cannon's Liniment. It kills screw
worms, heals the wound and keeps
flies away. Ask your dealer. (Adv.)
There are few things reason can
discover with so much certainty
and ease as its own insufficiency.
Strange Doings at Sea
IT OUR insurgent airplanes dropped I apartment, after unlocking the hall
F 25 bombs upon the Danish ves- door should I go first or let them
sel Edith and sank it in the Medi-
terannean, came the report from
Barcelona. The crew of 20 and a
French observer for the non-inter-
vention control were rescued by two
fishing boats. The owners of the
vessel, in Copenhagen, said it was
their twentieth ship to be captured
or bombed by the rebels.
The captain of the French freight-
er Peame reported to authorities
that a torpedo had been fired upon
his ship by an unidentified subma-
rine which floated beside his ship for
several minutes off the Tunisian
When the Spanish tanker Campea-
dor was sunk in the Mediterrane-
an, the rebel command issued a
communique taking the full blame.
But the captain of the tanker in-
sisted an Italian destroyer sank it
go in first? And does the same an-
swer hold for both women and men
Answer: Unless it is necessary
that you go into the apartment in
order to turn on a light, you would
open the door and stand aside for
a woman to go ahead of you. A
man would of course follow you.
Tea for Many.
EAR Mrs. Post: Please tell me
■L' whether you think I can use a
big silver electric coffee percolator,
which has a spigot, as a water ket-
tle on a large afternoon tea table?
Answer: If there is an electric
outlet under your table so that no
one will trip over the cord, there is
no reason why you shouldn’t use it.
I Calm With the Calm
The silentest thing is a bomb un-
til it explodes. Don’t peck and
pound at conditions when they’re
The world’s real revolution is the
steady change to a better and
fuller sense of humanity in the
hearts of men.
There are people whose presence
is imposing to other people; and
when they know it and live up to
their appearance, they do well in
He who laughs last will tell the
anecdote wrong when he repeats it.
Proof of the Value
The value of time is most vividly
shown in what the universe has
made of itself.
If a man has had to dig for his
success, you may still see some of
the mud on his fingers.
Belief may be one part credulity
and all the rest a desire to get
A man who can hang on to a dol-
lar can provide for a wife. The
two will have food on the table.
Their Wants Come First
People go without what they
need in order to get what they
We don’t know but that Ed Howe
said this: “When you can read a
man like a book you usually find
him a primer.”
That word “expert,” itself de-
rives from the same root as
Creditors are grateful to debtors
who pay promptly, but there is no
use denying there is a sense of tri-
umph in collecting an old account.
Take This Good Old
Medicine for Malaria!
When you’ve got chills and fever,
you want real and ready relief. You
don’t want to go through the usual
Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tonic is
what you want to take for Malaria.
This is no new-fangled or untried
preparation, but a medicine of
Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tonic con-
tains tasteless quinidine and iron.
It quickly relieves the chills and
fever and also tends to build you
up. That’s the double effect you
The very next time you have an
attack of chills and fever, get
Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tonic and
start taking it at once. All drug
stores sell Grove’s Tasteless Chill
Tonic, 50c and $1. The latter size
is the more economical.
Don’t Neglect Them 1
Nature designed the kidneys to do a
marvelous job. Their task is to keep the
flowing blood stream free of an excess of
toxic impurities. The act of living—-lift
itself— is constantly producing waste
matter the kidneys must remove from
the blood if good health is to endure.
When the kidneys fail to function aa
Nature intended, there is retention of
waste that may cause body-wide dis-
tress. One may suffer nagging backache,
persistent headache, attacks of dizziness,
getting up nights, swelling, puffiness
-under the eyes—feel tired,nervous, all
Frequent, scanty or burning passages
may be further evidence of kidney or
The recognized and proper treatment
!s a diuretic medicine to help the kidneys
get rid of excess poisonous body waste.
Use Doan’s Pills. They have had more
than forty years of public approval. Ara
endorsed the country over. Insist on
Doan's. Sold at all drug stores.
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