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NORTH I'LATTK SKMJ V-lKLY TltllU VI!
APES HELP MEN
TO OUTWIT AGE
Paris Doctor Says Grafting of
Tissues Brings Back
EXPERIMENTS ARE SUCCESS
Interstitial Glands Are Taken From
pes for Use In Treating Human
Beings Operation Is Quite
Paris. Restoration of youth Is no
longer nn uncertainty, but by grafting
of new IntorKtltlul glands In iih sure
as the rules of chemistry, Dr. L. II.
Dr. VoronolT, director of the physio
logical laboratory of the College of
France, ayH the operations are simple.
The Interstitial glands are taken
from apes for use In treating humunj
"A local nncsthctlc Is all that la
necessary," Dr. VoronolT said. "It Is
merely a task of opening the skin, In
serting the new tissue, sewing up the
slight wound, and nature does the
"Seven months ago," continued Dr.
Voronoff, "I operated on a well known
I'arlsan man of affairs', who at the
age of GO was In a decrepit state. The
experiment was a complete success.
Though his hair remains white and
his face is wrinkled, he walks erect,
his mind Is as active and his appetite
Is as good as that of a young man.
Defies Age With Another.
"Three mouths ago I performed a
slmllnr grafting operation nn another
aged man. Everything in his case in
dicates the result will be the same, but
It Is too early as yet to give a state
ment aa to his renewed vitality.
"The secret of my method Is based
on the following general knowledge:
In various parts of the body, nature
has provided glands which secrete
fluids having vital functions in human
organism. For Instance, If I remove
the thyroid gland from a man's neck,
he will become an Idiot within six
months. Also when the Interstitial
glands, which manufacture fluid which
is absorbed - by the blood, and thus
gives to the whole body Its vitality, be
como worn out or are removed, the
whole body falls into decay.
"Foreign tissues, which huve thus
been Introduced Into a worn-out sys
tem nre nourished by the blood circu
lation of the body which is the new
home for tho tissues. In turn the tis
sues manufacture 11 vital fluid, which
circulating through tho body, restores
Its youthful vigor.
"Sonic of my most productive exper
iments were carried out on an aged
ram. The ram at 1-1 corresponded in
WAR MEMORIAL MADE FOR MONTREAL
David Edstrom of New York beside the Impressive war memorial ho Has
executed. Tho tablet Is to bo erected In honor of heroic deud at Montreal.
GERMANY SEEKS LOST TRADE
Would Regain Her Prewar Place In
Commercial World Cunning
IlrussclB. Signs are not lacking
hero of tho attempt being made by
Germany to regain the place In tho
commercial world which sho lost
through the war,
Goods now In the market In Helglum
are often typically German. They aro
supposed to have been Introduced se
cretly Into tho country via neutrals
such as Holland and the Scandinavian
Ono outstanding feature of these
goods, however, Is the disappearance
of tho German trademark, but tho
German cunning does not halt at this.
Tho Imperial crowns aro now replaced
by American eagles In an attempt to
mako tho goods pass off as American,
while others bear Hrltlsh nnd French
trademarks. The names of German
firms are completely absent, but the
mnnufncttiro Is too typically German
to p mdctectcd.
age to n man at 78, In so far as tho
exhaustion of organisms Is concerned.
"Taking the aged, decrepit ram In
May, 1018, I put Into his body Inter
stitial glands taken from a young ram.
Within two months lie hail regained
his youthful vigor and activities.
"Then, In order to prove It was not
merely n matter of good care that had
caused the change, I removed the
grafted glands. I found them In per
fect state, as they had not been com
pletely nsslmllatcd by the renewed or
ganism. Age Reclaims Victim.
"The ram Immediately aged and be
came even more decrepit than before.
I once more Introduced the glnnds
from n young goat, which again pro
duced youth nnd vigor.
"There will not be the slightest dan
ger to human beings because of the
monkey tissues which I use In treat
ing them. A monkey's blood very
closely resembles that of man. Hence
the tlfisues of the ape are perfectly
adapted for grafting on human beings.
"There is no danger of thereby bru-
TO SECURE JOBS
Bureau in Chicago Shows Good
Record in Helping Dis
PLANNED BY GENERAL WOOD
Of the Men 8eeklng Employment
94.3 Per Cent Have Found It
Through the Instrumentality
of the Bureau.
Chicago. From a report Just Issued
by tho bureau for returning soldiers
and sailors nnd marines in this city,
It Is possible to get adequate Informa
tion concerning what has been done In
behalf of those of our returned de
fenders who have sought employment
and other aid.
In the district of which Chicago Is
the headquarters, the plan of the bu
reau for giving assistance to dis
charged service men was formed by
MaJ. Gen. Leonard Wood, who acts as
the chairman of the headquarters com
mittee, and who from the first has
taken personal Interest In the work.
The bureau was established last April
and Its records today show that 4!.,!, 15
service men have registered nt head
quarters. Of this number .I2,2.r0 asked
CUTS BARLEY'S BEARD
Professor Performs Feat
Benefit to Farmers.
University of Alberta Agronomists
Remove the Barb From
Whiskers of Grain.
Edmonton, Alberta. Trimming "the
board of barley Is the accomplishment
claimed by tho agronomists at the
University of Alberta this summer,
Spcclllcnlly what thoy did was to at
tempt to remove tho beard altogether,
succeeding only In taking tho baib
out of the beard. This, It was de
clared, Is of Immense potential agri
It Is the barb In barley that makes
all the trouble In bundling and feed
ing the grain, It is said, nnd unsuc
cessful efforts have been made for
years both In Canada and the United
States, to remove the beard. Hut with
Pncnrl nc fllrl OO Ynarc
Paid $100 for Deception
Harry Campbell, who said ho
had posed as a womnn 22 years,
was lined $100 by Justice .7. .1.
Shapnrd, at Kansas City, for
Impersonating a womnn.
Campbell, who went by the
name of Henrietta Campbell,
gave himself up to the police
because a man threatened to re
veal Campbell's Impersonation.
In court Campbell wore n wom
an's dress and hat nnd would
have passed for a woman ex
cept for the two days' growth
of beard on his face. He said
ho had been 'n roomlng-houso
keeper In mnny cities, posing as
tnllzlng human beings. So far, my ex
periments In this direction are con
fined largely to rejuvenating womout
organisms. I am convinced the Idea Is
practicable. I do not guarantee I have
found the solution for senile decay. My
works are of an experimental nature,
and I am continuing my Investiga
tions." for assistance In obtaining employ
ment. At the present time the flies
of the bureau show that only 2.250
men still remain on the "not hired"
list. This means that 04.11 per cent of
tho men seeking employment have
found It through the Instrumentality
of the bureau.
Rumors Are Refuted.
There have been rumors which some
people hnve been busy Iti passing
along to the effect that bureaus for
aiding tho soldiers and sailors to get
re-established In civil life were not do
ing adequate work. To a considerable
extent this sort of thing. It Is said,
has been propaganda for no good pur
pose. So far as the district which has
Chicago for Its headquarters Is con
cerned, the attested records which
show that 01.8 per cent of the appli
cants have found work, speak for
In the dnlly life of the bureau there
Is much to be found of human interest.
Of the 4.'l,:i4r men who registered
about 8,000 asked for asslstnnco along
lines other than that of employment,
They wanted to secure vocational
training, to be given Information con
corning educational work, and In somn
enses there wore requests for clothing
nnd for temporary loans. Every case
was met. Out of thu great number ot
men who applied at the bureau only
43S actually needed food. Between
fl.000 and 4,000 of the men did not
know how to secure their bonuses
from the government. Every man wns
told how to go at It and overy man got
his money. Of the applicants for as
sistance !l,r00 have entered courses of
Much of Interest.
The nc'Ivltlos of tho bureau as they
have gone on day by day are Interest
ing to watch. From the returned sol
diers and sailors one gets the nfter-tho-war
viewpoint. The comments on
tho war and Its aftermath and the
conclusions which the men have drawn
show almost Invariably thoughtful
consideration of the problems Involved.
Col. llnlstead Doroy, who served
with tho Third Division In France and
who wns four times wounded, Is ac
tively In charge of tho Chicago bu
reau. With hhn arc MaJ. John S.
Ronner, who formerly wns n United
States consul, and Lieut. W. E. Stan
ley, an aid do camp of Maj, (Jen. Leon
ard Wood, and a son of former Gov
ernor Stanley of Kansas.
Lively Auto Mlxup.
Coqullle. Ore. Clarence Clinton,
lumberman, nnd family were driving
on n precipitous road. Clinton passed
another car rounding a curve. Itlley
Clinton, his brother, coming In the op
posite direction, struck the Clarence
Clinton car head on, throwing the
machine over n thirty-foot embank
ment. The car turned turtle without
any ono being hurt. Then a third Clin
ton, also a brother, drove along and
rescued the other 'two Clinton families.
tho barb gone tho experts sny the
beard doesn't particularly mntter.
If tho claims mado for the Improved
barley are homo out authorities hold
it may become a staple variety of
western Cnnada. Two varieties of
barley are grown In -Alberta tho two
rowed and six-rowed. Tho former Is
ised for beer-making, but six-rowed
barley Is the chief crop of central
Alberta for feeding purposes, u Is a
sure crop, favored I ixed farming
regions, and yields from 40 to r0
bushels to the acre.
Aged Woman Dances.
Marlon, Ind. One of tho features of
the annual reunion of the Octogena
rian Club of Grant county held recent
ly nt Matter Park, was the duncl..g
of old porsons. Mrs. Sarah Jones,
ninety-one years of age, one of the
oldest women In the county, danced
as an orchestra played tunes slio had
heard in her girlhood.
MORE POULTRY IS PRODUCED
Application of Better Methods Haa
Done More to Help Than Greater
Number of Fowls.
(Prepared by tho United Stntoa Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Poultry production Icrcascd G to 20
per cent in, 1017 and 1018 In Missouri,
Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota,
North Dakota and South Dakota, which
comprise district No. 8 of the emer
gency extension poultry work being
conducted by tho Unl'ed States depart
ment of agriculture. Elllclency In poul
try management through tho applica
tion of better methods, advocated by
poultry specialists of the department
and state colleges, has done more to In
crease production than tha keeping of
a greater number of fowls, soys the de
partment's representative In this dis
trict. In the culling campaign In one
Good Uniform Flock of Chickens.
state enough money was saved to fann
ers by disposing of 200,000 slacker
hens to more than pay the expenses
Incurred for all of tho extension work
carried on in that state, and this cull
ing work was only a part of tho exten
It was the one cnmpnlgn wherein re
sults were Immediate, however, and It
ulso afforded u definite basis upon
which to estimate and tabulate tho
flnanclnl saving. The "better poultry"
and "early hatch" campaigns were of
even greater importance, and the sav
ing and conservation of food through
the "preserve eggs" and the "Infertile
egg" campaigns runs well up Into the
hundreds of thousands of dollars the
representatives report. More stress Is
now being placed upon the educational
features of poultry work to Insure
greater efllclency In management. Tho
farmer or poultry raiser will not be
content In the future with nn average
egg yield of six or seven dozen- for
each hen, when It Is known that the
nverage yield should be from nine to
INSPECT SHIPMENTS OF EGGS
Federal Food Inspectors ,of Depart
ment of Agriculture Watch for
Violations of Law.
(Propared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Interstate shipments of eggs are" be
ing watched closely during the hot
months by federal food Inspectors of
the department of agriculture, In order
that appropriate nctlon may be taken
when such shipments violate tho law.
Shipments containing eggs which
have yolks stuck to the shell, moldy
eggs, black spots, mixed rots, addled
eggs, nnd any other eggs which are
filthy, decomposed or putrid, are In
violation of the law.
Careful candling before shipment
will enable dealers to eliminate the
bad eggs. The elimination of the
spoiled or partially spoiled eggs be
fore shipment not only removes the
hazard of violating federal and state
food laws, but It Is economical in that
It snves shipping charges on eggs like
ly to be rejected at place of receipt. A
number of states have laws or regula
tions specifically Tequlrlng tho candling
of all eggs placed on sale.
Directions as to how to candle eggs,
as well ns Information regarding tho
best methods of packing, shipping nnd
storing eggs, will be sent upon request
to the United States department of
Provldo roosts and dropping boards.
Keep hens free from Hco nnd tho
house free from mites.
Always haudlo ducks nnd geeso by
tho necks, never by tho wings or legs
which are not strong enough to serve
An angry old gooso will sometimes
strike with her wings hard enough to
break a man's arm, nnd care should be
taken when bundling geese.
Old fowls do not need much corn or
cornmcnl during hot weather, but n
certain amount should be fed to make
a fairly well-balanced ration.
Cull out and kill oil wenkllngs and
deformed specimens among the chicks,
so as to stop their feed bill nnd give
their room to more promising young
;. .cars rvr
Train U. S. Boys to Repel Foes, Plea of Bishop
WASHINGTON. perfection of American citizenship, development of Amer
ican manhood, nnd a mighty force for tho maintenance of peace will
follow the adoption of universal military and vocational training by tho United
tho Civil war. "The lack of preparedness nnd training during the Civil war
wns alarming," he said. "Scarcely any of them hnd any kind of training un
til almost at the end of the wnr. They wore sent to tho front with ten or
fifteen days' training.
"I have been told that sonic of our men In this latest war were sent to tho
front with 30 to GO days training. A slaughter of men resulted."
Asked whether unlversnl training would lead to "militarism," tho bishop
replied to Representative Kahn:
"No. Militarism Is rule by soldiers in authority. There is not tho slight
est dauger that this nation will be ruled by the military power."
U. S. Population Shifts in War, Census Shows
STRIKING changes In the growth and character of the population of the
United States nre expected to be shown by the 1020 census, prepara
tions for which arc under way. The shifting of population becauso of tho
war bus upset tho calculations of cen
sus experts, who slnco 1017 have con
sidered It useless to attempt to esti
mate population of any other units
than states. Before that It was pos
sible to predict with n fair degree of
accuracy tho number of persons in any
The "center of population," It Is
believed, has stopped its westward
movement, which was continuous from
1700 to 1010, when It was located In
Bloomlngton, Ind. This Is because
Industrial cities In the central East, such ns Cleveland nnd Detroit, have been
growing nt n greatly Increased rate during the recent years, as have manu
facturing centers further east. Formerly, the Rocky mountain nnd Paclfic
coast states Increased in population with twice the rapidity of eastern and
During this year, however, certain modifications of tho unusual situation
may be made. The opening of reclamation projects in the West, the resump
tion of immigration, nnd other causes, it is thought, will chnngo the abnormal
distribution. There will also be n tendency to return to normal now that the
wnr is ended.
Pronounced changes nre expected also in tho "constitution of the popula
tion" the ratio of males to femnles, tho proportions of nntlvo nnd forelgni
stock and the age distribution.
Every Person in U. S. Has an Ugly Rat to Kill
THERE is n rat for every person in the United States. If every man, woman
and child should make his nnd her flnnnclal pro rata contribution to what
these hundred million or more ruts exact for Upkeep annually, we would bo-
setting aside n dally rat fund of one-
or brown rat, the common black rat and the Alexandrian rat, which Is a
particularly mean boast of untidy habits and a native disregard for the most
elemental of the niceties of life.
The Norway rat is the largest and most ferocious of America's rodents.
He'll eat anything, not stopping nt a very small child If particularly hungry.
Ho has been pretty well killed off nnd the government adjures all of us who
see him to attack at once and crush him. Tho black rat and the Alexandrian
have been confined by various household and bnrnynrd traps, poisons nnd
other exterminators to the water fronts of s,ca ports. They are all aliens, their
ancestors having come from Egypt, Norway and other old world countries ns
far back as the days of John Smith nnd Salem witchcraft.
Tho United States public health service doesn't limit rat killing to any
stated methods, but says that rat proofing one's home nnd bnrns and granaries
Is more effective than trusting to rut catchers mechanical or animal traps
or poisons. First rat proof yo'ur buildings, then go out after tho rat in tho
Under tho shibboleth "Rout tho Rat," the Public health service has issued,
rules, chief of which Is "Demand city antirat ordinances and state antlrat
Demonstrates Value of American Citizenship
a NOT11ER etep was taken n few days ago In the race to save n great fortuno
ri. when the senate adopted the joint resolution restoring to citizenship
Frances Scovllle-Muunn. The house will be urged to act with haste. This is
tho second time in legislative history
here that a womnn has been repatriat
ed by act of congress. The other case
was that of Nellie Grant Sortorls when
Bho returned from England.
Mrs. Mumm Is the daughter of C.
C. K. Scovllle, a banker of Sallnn, Kan.
While traveling In Europe she met
Wnlthcr Mumm, u German subject af
filiated with the great champagne-making
family of that name. Ills business
Interests hnd caused him to reside lu
Franco for 20 years. Tho marriage
was an international social event. When the war began Mumm returned to
Germany, while tho wife remained In Franco and rendered service to tho
allied armies as a nurse. She and her husband reached nn agreement which
was filed at tho American legation In Berne, under which she was to rccelvo
ii share of his estate. It was Impossible for her to reach the German courts
or nuply for a divorce lu them.
Under the peace treaty tho property of German citizens wns subject to
confiscation In France. Such procedure would cause Mrs. Mumm to lose her
shun;, which Is said to bo n large sum. Representations were made to tho
French authorities and regret was expressed by tnem that no alternative
remained but loss for her under the present circumstances. It was pointed
out that if she were an Amcricnu citizen tho situation would be entirely
Mrs. Mumm hastened hero and Senator Capper introduced n Joint resolu
tion restoring her citizenship. If this can be accomplished before her hus
band's property Is confiscated her sharo will not bo uffected by the peace
Tho case is being eagerly watched by others whose Interests have become
Involved because of property holdings In Germany ana other countries which
were at war.
States, declared Bishop Samuel Fal
lows of Chicago recently before tho
house military affairs committee. Sim
ilar views were expressed by If. II.
Gross, president of the Universal
Military Training league, who also ap
peared before the committee.
Both Bishop Fallows nnd Mr.
Gross told of the great recent growth
of sentiment nmong the people of tho
middle West for the adoption of this
system for development of the youth.
Bishop Fallows was n colonel in
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half of one cent. On this basis tho
United States pays its rats about $180,
000,000 every year, which sum would
build nnd maintain n very adequate
university or support n neat navy or
keep Mexico satisfied for u long time.
The United Stntes public henlth
service has figured this out and Issues
these nnd many more rat facts In a
brochure that calls upon nil Americans
who nre fond of health to enlist in tho
government's wnr against the Norway
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