The Lampasas Daily Leader (Lampasas, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 205, Ed. 1 Tuesday, November 1, 1932 Page: 3 of 4
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AS NEAR AS POSSIBLE
Two young men were in earnest con-
rersation on matters regarding the fair
“How could you be so deceitful as to
tell Miss Prim she was pretty?” asked
“I wasn’t deceitful at all,” replied
“But. my dear man," said Cuthbert,
“you don’t mean to say you think she
is actually pretty?”
“Of course not,” replied his com-
panion. “What I told her was that
she was as pretty as she could be.”—
HARD TO BELIEVE
Mr. Slowwit—1-er-er-am going to tell
you something that er-er-will no doubt
surprise you. I-er-er-think—
Miss Rutting—Well, that is a sur-
prise. Funny I never noticed it be-
fore. How long have you been think-
But They Are Doing It
“Where are you going in such a
“Just taking a train for Hollywood.
Got a wonderful' idea for the movie
“Yes. They’ve been overlooking a
golden opportunity in the making of
films. I’m going to advise them to
add the name of the third assistant
Father—Why won’t you marry
Daughter—I will only marry a man
who knows life and has learnt its
Father—I see, a widower.—Deutsche
Landlady (discussing world’s trou-
bles)—I suppose we must be prepared
for anything these days..
Boarder (eyeing his helping)—Yes
—or at any rate for hardly anything!
A Coming Executive
Father—So you want to marry my
daughter, eh? Have you any business
Suiter—Well, sir. I’m trying to get
iuto your family, am I not?—Answers.
STERN, COLD FACT
“Most of our ills are purely imagi-
“Yes. But when you eat mush-
rooms and develop toadstool symp-
toms there is usually something more
than imagination to be reckoned with.”
A little girl, three years old, was
asked what kind of ice cream she
would like to have.
After hi*silnt:mt a few minutes she
replied: “1 think vanilla would look
best on my dress."—Detroit News.
Calling It Even
Mr. Mayern (with his lawyer's bill In
hand)—Sir, this charge is outrageous!
His Lawyer (blandly)—But so was
the charge against which 1 defended
A Badtime Story
Mrs. Kitten—I heard Jones and his
wife fighting last night.
Mrs. Cat—Is that so?
Mrs. Kitten—Yes, they were fighting
over the radio.
Mrs. Cat—Goodness! What won’t
they broadcast next 1
“Don’t you agree that Time is the
“He may he—but he’s certainly no
THE LAMPASAS LEADER
Island Still Has Lure
for Treasure Seekers
Cocos island’s secret, reported dis-
covered by a divining rod, has not
been given up, after all, and we arm-
chair sailors feel better now.
That speck in the I’acttic is legend-
ary as i.'. racy itself. Even before
treasure seekers began to dig and tun-
nel there it was the capital of pirate
lore. For generations job-bound stay-
at-homes, in contemplative moments,
have felt a proprietary interest in it.
The wealth of the sacked Nicarag-
uan city at Leon lies there, left by the
crew of the Bachelor's Delight in
16S5; the loot, of the Lima cathedral,
buried hy the Mary Dwyer’s crew in
1821, is hidden there; the booty of
"Bonito of the Bloody Sword” has
been there a century. So the legends
For all of us adventurers who weigh
anchor only in fancy the lure of the
rugged little tropic island is happily
enduring. There, thus far defying all
comers, even those with an electric
divining rod, is the last outpost of
Happily their secret still is safe,
and happily we armchair voyagers
still hold our lien upon their loot.-*
Dreaded Copperhead Is
Mot Aggressive Snake
The copperhead, one of the snakes
the very name of which strikes terror
into the heart of the city man out In
the hills, is highly poisonous!, but no-
where near the aggressive enemy that
story has pictured it to he. The snake,
as a matter of fact, is sluggish and is
unlikely to be of menace to humans
unless it is encountered in brush or by
rocks where the contact is made by
The copperhead is a member of the
rattlesnake family, but has no rattles.
Its head is of a burnish copper color,
while its body is of a dark-brown color
with dark blotches, more or les& Y-
shaped, on the sides and round on the
stomach. It will attain a length of
four feet at maturity.
It is usually found In damp places
and in rocky country from early spring
until autumn. It has a number of
other names, such as pilot, coppeiv
belly, red adder, and redeye.
United States’ Seal
The reverse of the Great Seal of
(he United States shows an unfinished
pyramid, above which is an eye in a
blue triangle, alt proper. The lowest
course of the pyramid bears -the Ro-
man numerals MDCCLXXVI. Beneath
the pyramid, on a golden scroll, is the
motto “No-vus Ordo Seclorum” (a new
era in the ages), and above is the
motto “Annuit Coeptis” (He prospers
our beginning). The pyramid signifies
strength and duration; the eye over
It and the motto allude to the many
interpositions of Providence in favor
of the American cause. The date un-
derneath is the date of the^ Declara-
tion of Independency, and the words
under it signify the beginning of the
new American era, which commence?
from that date.
There is a variety of names quoted
for the inventor of the pendulum
clock, but the general consensus is
that the honors for it go to Chris-
tian Huygens, born is 1G29 in Holland.
Huygens made his first pendulum
clock in 1657, and it wasn’t so long
afterwards, in 1665, that Louis XIV
invited him to Paris to establish a
Royal Academy of Sciences.
Credit for the pendulum clock in
England seems to go to Ahasuerus
Fromanteel, also Dutch, and a per-
sonal friend of Huygens. He lived
in England and introduced the pet*
dulum clock sometime after 1658.
Instead of being fixed tightly to the
jaw-bone, the fangs of a rattlesnake
are fastened at the base of a movable
bone in the upper jaw. Sometimes
when the rattler makes a strike and
its victim does not succumb at once,
the latter may wrench out these loose-
ly attached fangs in an attempt to es-
cape. It is not long, however, before
the rattler thus incapacitated will be
equipped with a new set of weapons,
for it is provided with clusters of un-
developed fangs on either side of its
mouth and a new pair of these sooo
grow out to effective size.
The bureau of standards say that at
full load and speed the temperature
at the center of the crown of an auto-
mobile engine piston may exceed 2.50
degrees 0. for aluminum pistons and
400 degrees C. for cast iron pistons.
Skirt temperatures at the same time
may be about 100 degrees, with tem-
peratures in the neighborhood of the
rings at about 150 degrees to 200 de-
grees or more. Under Idling condi-
tions, temperatures are more nearly
uniform and probably do not exceed-
about 150 degrees at any point.
Sea Rescue With Lasso
It was his knowledge of how men of
the wide-open spaces rope steers that
enabled the mate on an English ship
to save the life of a skipper in a col-
lision off Tenby, England. Skipper
Mynheer of a sinking fishing boat
which had collided with the steamer
Skerries was on the bridge just as it
dipped into the waves. A rope whirred
from the side of the Skerries, ringed
about the skipper just under his arm-
pit and he was whisked into the air.
A few minutes later he was safe
aboard the steamer.
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Paris Sees Its First Ostrich Rodeo
quite out of breath, he reached the
edge of the pond of Paddy the Beaver.
He was greatly relieved to see all the
Quack family still there.
“Oh,” he panted. “I’m just in time.”
“Just in time for whfit?”■ asked Mr.
“To warn you that it isn’t safe for
you to go to the Big River tonight,”
cried Peter. ‘I saw a hunter with a
terrible gun going that way this after
noon and he may be there yet.”
If Peter expected that his news
would excite the Quack family, he was
mistaken, very much mistaken. In
fact, it wasn't news at all. “We saw
a hunter over there last night, and so
we knew that the time has come for
us to go,” explained Mr. Quack.
“We’re- ever so much obliged to you,
Peter, for trying to warn us, and we’re
glad you’ve come in time to say good
by. Perhaps we'll see you again next
spring. Take care of yourself and
don’t let Reddy Fox catch you.” “Good
hy and good luck,” cried Peter and
Paddy the Beaver together.
Mr. Quack swam out to the head of
his (lock. Very faintly from far away
there came the bang of a gun. As if
this was a signal, Mr. Quack shot into
Black Wool Frock
rviR i'Ae first time in history Parisians were treated to an ostrich rodeo
*■ when the animals owned hy Colonel Compton staged their own show. Here
we have three of the birds in action during the running of one ol the trotting
“Pop, what is a hand-grenade?”
“Wartime laving cup.”
©. 1932. Bell Syndicate.—WNU Service
THE CHILDREN’S STORY
* I 'HERE are few people who do not
like the gamey flavor of wild
things. However, the following recipes
may be used for the tame rabbit as
well. For those fortunate enough to
have several rabbits on hand and who
wish to keep them for later use, the
following is a good recipe:
Prepare the rabbit as for roasting.
Place in a stone crock or jar and cover
with one pint each of vinegar and
water, one onion (into which stick
three cloves), two bayleaves, half
dozen allspice, one dozen pepper corns,
one dozen chili peppers cut Into
halves. Let the rabbit remain in this
liquid for three days, turning it occa-
sionally. Drain and stew it, or braise
it. To braise it cut one-eighth pound
of salt pork into slices to cover the
bottom of the baking pan. Place sliced
onion, carrot and turnip and celery
over the pork. Lay the meat on this
and dredge with seasoned flour. Cover
and hake one-half hour in a moderate
oven. Pour one pine of stock over
the meat, dredge again with flour, salt
and pepper. Cook very slowly closely
covered for two hours or longer. Dur-
ing the last half hour cook uncovered
to brown the meat. Serve on a hot
platter. Strain a portion of the gravy
over the rabbit and the rest; serve in
a gravy boat. Keep the pan from
the bottom of the oven with a grate
or ring all during the cooking.
Clean and split a hare, season with
salt and pepper and "lard with strips
of fat salt pork across the back and
the legs. Place in a baking pan with
a small amount of brown stock and
carrot, onion and celery cooked in a
little fat. Baste t*e hare often with
the stock in ‘the pan and bake forty-
five minutes. Add one cupful of cream,
the juice of a 'lemon and one table-
spoonful of cornstarch made smooth
with cold water. Baste and cook twen-
ty minutes longer, then serve the
©. 1932. Western Newspaper Union.
Nollie Felts, captain of Tulane’s
football team, is called “Papa” be-
cause he is a married man. He is also
a great fullback, and does most of the
punting for his team. For three years
Tulane has not lost a game in the
Southern conference, and Nellie pr^
diets it will again finish at tb* top.
the air, and behind him rose all the
other Quacks. There was a shrill
sound of whistling wings, which grew
fainter and fainter until it could no
longer be heard. High in the air
twelve black specks grew smaller and
smaller and then disappeared. Mr.
and Mrs. Quack and their ten children
had started on their long, terrible
journey to the faraway Southland.
Peter felt a lump in his throat. “1
do hope nothing will happen to them,”
he said in a husky voice.
“If it were not for the hunters with
terrible guns, nothing would, for Mr.
Quack is smart enough to keep them
from all other dangers and he has
brought his children up to mind.
They’re as well trained a lot of young
ducks as ever I've seen, and I’ve seen
a great many,” replied Paddy. “But
I dread those terrible guns,” he added.
' (©. 1932, byT. W. Burgess.)—WNU Service.
pEW things are done because we can,
*■ Or not because we can’t.
To will is something greater than
To wish, to only \Vant.
We do not lose because the day
Was dark, or high the hill;
We do not win because we may,
We win because we will.
Men lose who might have won suc-
Who “couldn’t,” yet they could.
Men win wiio nothing more possess
Than hope and hardihood.
Because they can’t men do not lose, .
Because they can, achieve;
The winners win because they choose.
And nothing else believe.
Who thinks that he can fail has failed
Before he makes a start.
But “can’.t” has never yet prevailed
Against a dauntless heart
The man who “can” may be too sure,
Who “ain't” is weaker still;
But no misfortune can endure
Before the man who “will.”
©, 1932. Douglas Malloch.—WNU Service.
What is “watered stock?”
If a farmer wants to sell his cattle,
he gives them great quantities of wa-
ter. This makes them weigh more,
and he gets more money.
* * *
A yokel is the way people talk to
each other in the Alps.
• * *
A turquoise is like a turtle and
moves very slow
* * *
When water is boiled all the sen'
timent goes to the bottom.
* * *
The edict of Nantes was a law
passed by Louis XIV forbidding all
births, marriages, and deaths in
France for a period of one year.
• * *.
The heart is covered with a thick
membrane as smooth as satan.
* * *
Manhattan island was bought from
the Indians for about $24 and now I
don’t suppose you could buy it for
©. 1932, Bell Syndicate.—WNU Service,
Most Primitive Race
The Australian bushmen are prob-
ably the most primitive people now
'pilE days were growing shorter and
the nights cooler. The leaves of.
the Green Forest, except those on the
pine and the spruce and the hemlock
trees, were turning red and yellow and
brown and dropping to carpet the
ground and rustle beneath unwary
|eet. As often as possible Peter Rah
lit slipped over to the pond of Paddy
Hie Beaver to see if Mr. and Mrs.
I.'uack and the ten young Quacks were
Itili there, and each time he found
them growing more and more uneasy
He knew that it would take very little
to start them on their long journey to
spend the coming winter in the far
away Southland—the sight of other
"Good-by and Good Luck!” Cried Pe-
ter and Paddy the Beaver Together.
ducks flying overhead or a sudden
Just at dusk every evening they flew
Over to the Big River to feed among
the rushes there, Mr. Quack leading.
His wing, which had been broken by
shot from a terrible gun in the spring,
was as sound and strong as ever. In
fact, Mr. Quack was quite himself, big,
strong and handsome. As for the
young Quacks, they were full grown
now and eager to try their wings In
long flights and to see the Great
World. Very early every morning
they returned to the pond of Paddy
the Beaver deep in the Green Forest
to spend the day resting, sleeping and
perhaps playing a little. At least, the
young Quacks played.
One afternoon Peter slipped away
from the dear Old Brier Patch over
to the Green Forest and hurried
straight to the pond of Paddy the i
Beaver. Peter had something on his
mind. Just by chance he had peeped
out of the _dear Old Brier Patch in
time to see a man passing, and under
one arm he carried a terrible gun.
There was no doubt about that Peter
know7& a terrible gun when he sees it.
He watched the man out of sight and
he disappeared in the direction of the
Vig River. Right away Peter thought
If the Quack family. Just supposing
Itiat hunter should be hiding near
Vhere the Quacks usually ate their
tvening meal! Peter shivered a little
|t the thought of what might happen.
Mr. and Mrs. Quack ought to be
warned and there was no one to do it
Peter started early enough, but as
is his way he had to stop ever so many
times to look at things which aroused
his curiosity. When he had satisfied
it he would scamper lipperty-lipperty-
lip as fast as he could until something
else stopped him. So It was almost
the Quack dinner time when at last,
When we got there our trunk hadn-’t
arrived, so we had to sleep in some-
This pretty jacket frock in black
wool has a cap-sleeved bolero braided
in Persian lamb effect. The frock has
a flared peplum with inserts of the
fur fabric and a bib front embroid-
ered in fuchsia tones.
New Home for the Post Office Department
npHIS is the architect’s drawing of the now $10,000,000 Post Office department |
J- building, which is now under construction at Washington, the cornerstone of |
which was laid by President Hoover on September 26. The new building Is on
Pennsylvania avenue and faces the new Commerce building. Graham, Ander-
son, Probst and White of Chicago are the architects.
By DOUGLAS MALLOCH
BONERS are actual humorous
tidbits found in examination papers,
essays, etc., by teachers.
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