The Lampasas Daily Leader (Lampasas, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 287, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 8, 1934 Page: 2 of 4
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THE LAMPASAS LEADER
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By Charles Sughroe
Doubt of Kreuger’s
Death Still Lingers
Lifelong Friend of Match
King Is Puzzled.
New York.—Time has not thinned
the elements of mystery linked with
Ivar Kreuger’s name in life and death.
On the eve of the second anniver-
sary of the reported suicide of thi3
inscrutable figure in international
finance, all of his personal treasures
recently were bought at auction by
two buyers whose motives remain a
riddle: Anders Jordahl, the match
king’s former secretary, attended the
sale held in a Jersey City, N. J., ware-
house to satisfy a tax* claim by the
United States government, but he fled
as soon as his identity became known.
The legend again persists that Kreu-
ger’s death was as false as his life.
A few art dealers and a small
group of persons were present when
Kreuger’s property went under the
hammer. At the close of the proceed-
ings most of the effects of Kreuger’s
luxurious Park avenue apartment had
been bidden in by two men for less
than $8,000. They gave their names,
but the motive that had prompted
their bidding remains unknown.
Is it possible that they acted for
Kreuger himself? Is he still alive?
Did his great wealth enable him to
Is She Convinced?
These questions one woman who
best knew Kreuger—the recluse, the
enigma to his closest business asso-
ciates—has asked herself over and
over since March, 1932, when Kreuger
Does Work of 5 Men
Miss Cay c. Shepperson has sup-
planted a five-member board that had
been administering the civil works pro-
gram in Georgia. Miss Shepperson
was appointed by Harry Hopkins, fed-
eral administrator for the CWA, fol-
lowing a disagreement between Mr.
Hopkins and Gov. Eugene Tatinadge of
was reported to have shot himself in
his Paris apartment.
Her name is Fru Ingeborg Eberth,
the one woman whom Kreuger would
have married at the expense of his
career; the one woman he never “paid
off.” ' She prefers to believe he is
dead, said Cordelia B. Makarius, agent
in New York for Fru Eberth. Kreuger
would have preferred death rather
than be shorn of his far-flung power.
Monarch of one of Europe’s great-
est industrial empires, Krueger looked
upon death as a release. Tills is a
theory held by Fru Eberth, yet she
admits rumors of a huge death .hoax
might be true.
Another man could have been buried
in the expensive casket in Kreuger’s
place. It was sealed and never-opened.
The physician who signed the death
certificate was Kreuger’s friend. And
there were reports a life mask had
Against these- rumors was the fact
that Kreuger had obtained a pistol
and had made preparations to die.
Fru Eberth has weighed carefully all
of these circumstances, but she hopes
none of them are true.
May Know the Motive.
The motive behind the secretiveness
of the two buyers at the recent auc-
tion of Kreuger’s effects may be
known only to Fru Eberth. The two
men may not even know themselves
whom they were really representing
at the sale.
Fru Eberth lives in Stockholm,
where she has re-established herself
in her profession as a medical gym-
nast. Around her are a few per-
sonal keepsakes that she salvaged
from the regal apartment that was
closed after Kreuger’s golden bubble
broke over a credulous financial world.
She sold many of his princely gifts
to pay debts—just as the proceeds of
the auction sale here went for back
taxes. Her friends say she still won-
ders over the fate of the man whose
house of cards collapsed before he
had attained the complete power that
he so abundantly craved.
A pair of small olive oil bottles of
plain glass with a design on the sides
i have such quaint shapes with a tiny
i round handle near the top of each that
they have been put to use as candle-
sticks. They stand one on each side
of an antique mahogany dressing table
with its raised drawers each side of
the oval mirror. The flickering mel-
low candle flames send their gleams
to show in the looking glass reflections
of the woman before it today, as other
candles showed other women a hun
dred or more years ago in this same
way in the same bluish-toned mirror.
To preserve sweet cider by canning,
pour it into clean glass jars, adjust
the rubbers and covers, and place the
jars in hot water bath. Keep the
water at 165 degrees Fahrenheit for 25
minutes. Then remove the jars and
LEONARD A. BARRETT
“A primrose on a river’s brim
A yellow primrose was to him
And it was nothing more.”
On the other hand, Ruskin could see
sermons in stones and beauty in every-
thing. In a rough
piece of Italian
angelo saw an an-
gel. A visitor in
an art gallery was
heard to remark as
he gazed intensely
at a picture, “I
never saw colors
like those in a sun-
set.” The remark
was overheard by
the a.r t i s t who
painted the pic-
ture, and he re-
plied, “But don’t
you wish you could?”
The ability to see beneath the sur-
face is a matter of trained vision. An
eminent art critic said that the ab-
sence of ability to draw or paint is due
to the lack of the power of observa-
tion. A discouraged young art student
remarked to his professor that he ab-
solutely had no ability in the field of
art. He was told to look at a certain
scene in nature until he saw some-
thing he never saw before. Thus he
discovered within himself the hidden
ability of an artist. Ruskin tells us
that “For every hundred men who can
hear, only one can speak, and for ev-
ery hundred who can speak, only one
can think, and for every hundred who
can think, only ’ one can see.” We
Veteran Pro Retires
Joe Mitchell, the first professional
to hit the rubber-cored golf ball and
the man who taught John D. Rocke-
feller to play the game, has resigned
from his position as head professional
at Country club, Cleveland, Ohio.
Mitchell came to Country club from
the Royal Golf club in Berlin in 1898.
He holds the United States record
for continuous service as a profes-
sional, 35 seasons. In Berlin he was
the favorite and intimate of royalty.
One whole summer he was the golf
partner of Prince Albert of Schleswig-
Holstein. Coming to this country he
saw 5,000,000 golfers spring up where
500 had existed before.
may not be born artists. The majority
of us have no aspirations in that di-
rection. Life, however, would bring
us more happiness if we were able to
see more of the real beauty that is all
Why not try the suggestion of the
professor to the young art student?
Look long enough until you see some-
thing you never saw before. What
you are able to see will doubtless be
very much worthwhile to you.
© by Western Newspaper Union.
Finally Loses Life
Hyderabad, India.—A dog named
Jill, which became renowned in
this region for killing 30 cobras
and nearly 100 other snakes, died
fighting her last battle with an
eight-foot king cobra.
She encountered the snake at
dusk and after a long battle brought
it to her master’s feet, only to fall
dead from a bite in the neck. Jill’s
puppies will carry on the wars, as
she taught them bow to fight
Stunning Evening Gown
The new extremely low decolletage
together with the blown-to-the-back
silhouette featured for evening. Pale
pink organdie starred in gold sequins
sweeping back from a slender under-
dress of pink taffeta.
Keeps Track of Sheep
by Us£ of Speed Boat
Spokane. — Something that might
seem a little revolutionary to Little
Bo Peep in the way of sheepherding
has been put into use by Paul Cox,
who runs a large band of sheep near
Pennawawa, on the Snake river. Mr.
Cox’s flock grazes about 35 miles by
automobile from his winter home, but
by boat it is only 11 miles.
As a result he purchased in Spokane
a $1,200 speed boat, in which he
travels back and forth from the sheep
camp to his home with supplies for
In the summer his range is on the
shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho,
and he will transport the boat there
for summer duty. The launch is one
of the finest made, makes high speed
and is palatially equipped.
No More Horse Thieves,
Chickens Are Guarded
Washington.—The chicken thief may
plead until he’s hoarse, but the Wood-
land Horse Protective association,
which never failed to recover a stolen
horse since it was founded in 1865, has
put its foot down - on coop robbers.
Horse stealing, in fact, has ceased to
exist as a criminal operation in the
East and the Woodland association,
rather than disband, has decided to
concentrate hereafter on the protec-
tion of barnyard flocks.
Thousands of dollars in reward
money, which has piled up in the
association’s treasury, has been do-
nated to welfare work and dues have
Strolling Arm in Arm
Bad Behavior in China
Canton, China.—Bicycle riding, the
motion picture and arm-in-arm strolls,
are moral issues in several Chinese
cities. Plere women are prohibited
from riding bicycles; one district for-
bids film plays, another censors close-
up embraces on the screen. In Shang-
hai couples who link arms while walk-
ing on the street face a $2 fine for the
first offense on a charge of “bad be-
havior in public places.”
How to Pick Fresh Fish
In selecting fresh fish make sure
that the gills are bright red, the eyes
bright and full, and the flesh firm and
By LYDIA LE BARON WALKER
XTOT so many months ago and for
I-N niany preceding years budgeting
one’s income was a matter of serious
concern. Every penny was appor-
tioned by enthusiasts on budgeting.
They felt security in the plan. But
within the past few months little has
been heard about budgets except the
difficulties of balancing the nation’s
budget. Private budgets seem to be
lost sight of. Whep
has an element of
from satisfying. It
is only when one
has a reasonable
assurance of a
wage or income, or
at least of its
minimum, that ex-
of it can prove
What heads of
families and indi-
viduals find imper-
ative is to live
within their means.
At the present
time this involves
in a majority of
cases a continual
readjustment to im-
circumstances. One knows what one
actually has, also what it must do, and
then what one would like it to do, could
it be stretched far enough. This is the
modern budgeting, so the budget has
to be made and remade to suit known
finances. Since budgeting implies
dividing one’s income into correct
sums to cover living costs over some
twelve months, the word has lost
Adjusting the Plan.
What actually occurs has not the
air of affluence suggested by the
word budget, but it is of equal sig-
nificance. It is monthly apportion-
ment of cash on hand, or it may be a
weekly or even a daily manipulation
of current funds, and always with
the hope that some balance will he
found for the coming period. Thrifty
living is promoted. After all,Americans
have the name of being extravagant,
so some curtailments, when this is the
case, should not be looked upon as
actual misfortune. -
As a matter of fact minute budget-
ing for a household has its off side.
There are instances where this meticul-
ous consideration of the budget has
robbed the home of much of its men-
tal comfort. Each smallest expendi-
ture not definitely stipulated for in its
apportioning became a problem and
sometimes cause of altercations.
Homemakers should not be discour-
aged if they cannot make as definite
budgets for the next eleven months as
they have been accustomed to. Bud-
geting is an approved method, but it is
not a necessity. The wise expendi-
ture of money is the matter of im-
©, Bell Syndicate.—WNU Service.
Shotgun Starts Ancient
Clock After Nine Years
Houston, Texas. — A grandfather
clock rested for nine years in Charles
Dalio’s store, until its venerable peace
was disturbed by a load of buckshot
square in its face from an “unloaded”
gun exhibited by a visitor.
Then it started running again, its
face badly disfigured.
“You’d run too if you were shot at,”
was Dalio’s only explanation.
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Japanese Training War Dogs
During their operations in Manchuria the Japanese found dogs so useful
that they are now training large numbers of them for service with the army.
This photograph was made during recent army maneuvers.
A Peck of Oysters Per
Capita Annual Harvest
The taking of oysters from American
coastal waters constitutes the mosc
valuable fishery of the United States
and one of the greatest of the world.
About 30,000,000 bushels are harvest-
ed in a year in this country or about
a peck for every person. About 90
per cent of these are procured on the
Atlantic and Gulf coasts, says the De-
A single female oyster produces 16,-
000,(XX) eggs in one spawning. Most
of the oyster eggs are never fertilized
and are therefore lost. Many of those
that are fertilized are eaten by larger
creatures or never find a place to set-
tle and are swept out to sea or smoth-
ered in mud or sand on the ocean bot-
The rate of growth of the oyster
varies widely and depends on the tem-
perature and food content of the wa-
ter, and the time of its birth. In Long
Island sound it takes an oyster about
four years to grow four or five Inches
long, but in southern waters it grows'
to eight or ten inches or even more.
When crowded together oysters as-
sume abnormal shapes such as the
“coon oysters” of the South, and event-
ually the mass becomes so dense that
preceding generations are smothered.
The only method of increasing the
oyster supply in the United States that
has been at all successful is that of
catching the young free-swimming
oysters at the time when they are just
ready to “set” and then transplanting
them where they will develop best.
Far From Present Supply
Shakespeare’s vocabulary was the
greatest in history. It was remark-
ably rich and exhibited most of the
language resources of his time. Prof.
Albert Cook in his “Study of English’*
says that Shakespeare employed about
21,000 words; others say 15,000 or 24,-
000. But our language today has ten
times as many words as in Shake-
speare’s time. Our prodigious advance
in science has added such a wealth of
technical words to the language that a
writer who covers many fields of hu-
man activity probably uses more differ-
ent words than Shakespeare did.
The average well-educated man uses
from 6,000 to 8,000 different words;
how many more he knows is difficult
to determine; and the average person,
it is estimated, employs about 4,000
words—possibly more. Take the men
who build radios, automobiles, electri-
cal appliances, and mechanics in rail-
road shops. It is conceivable that they
may ’have at their command several
hundred, maybe a thousand words that
have to do with technical phases of
Cloth From Spider’s Webs
Many years ago there was a factory
in France which made gloves out of
thread spun by spiders, which were
specially reared for the purpose. The
factory failed, not because it was im-
possible to make the cloth, but be-
cause it cost too much to rear the spi-
ders ! If they were kept together they
fought and killed each other, and so
separate compartments were needed
for them. And when you think of how
many spiders it would take to make
enough thread to weave a glove, you’ll
know how many compartments were
needed. Spider’s webs are still used
for something else besides catching
flies, however. There is a surveyor’s
instrument called the theodolite, and
this instrument needs a very fine line
drawn across its lens. The thread of
a spider is only one-thirty-1 housandth
of an Inch thick, and so it is used for
London’s First Gas Lamps
On January 2S, 1808, Fall Mali burst
into unwonted splendor at dusk,
when for the first time in any city gas
was used in street lighting. Great-
grandfathers owed the boon to an en-
terprising German named Winsor.
The prejudice against the innovation
was all but universal, and cartoonists
drew comic pictures of unoffending
citizens being choked by the new il-
luminant. Sir Walter Scott, who was
in London at the time, wrote about
the madman's scheme for lighting the
town with smoke, and even Sir Hum-
phrey Davy gave it as his opinion that
it would be as easy to bring down a
bit of the moon to light London as to
succeed in doing so with gas.
Exhibit Recalls Porcelain Find
At Meissen, Germany, a permanent
porcelain exhibition has been created
in the Albrechtsburg in which Johann
Bottger, trying to produce gold for
King August the Strong, stumbled on
to the secret of making porcelain. In
one small banquet room a table is set
with the famous coral-red porcelain
with the dragon mark, which was man-
ufactured exclusively for the Saxon
royal house until the end of 191S. The
“Bottger room” has mural paintings
showing the inventor at his labors, and
a showcase contains the materials
used In making porcelain.
Meteor and Meteorite
A meteor is ."a sudden luminous
phenomenon, as of a star or bright
body in rapid motion through the air.
produced by a small mass of matter
from the celestial spaces striking the
air with planetary velocity, and suffer-
ing heating, dissipation, or combus-
tion." A meteorite is “a fallen me-
teor-; a mass of stone or iron that has
fallen upon the earth from space.”
In other words, says Literary Digest,
a meteor remains a meteor unless it
falls upon the earth ; In which case it
is called a meteorite.
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