The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, July 29, 1939, City Edition, Page 6, Image 6

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    GEOGRAPHIC ODDITIES
Tne only portion of the United States,proper
that cannot be reached by LAND, except through
c \tVADA. This area is a part of Minnesota.
C?oJ,rapny In Siamr?
FIVE TINY STAMP
ISSUING STATES IN
SOU)HERN EUROPE
1 ANCX'&RA
2 I ifCH-£KSTr IN
3 Y'JNACO •
4 SAN Y SRtt'J I
5 VATICAN C.vr
Though tiny In size the countries
shown on the above map are
among the oldest Independent
stales of Europe. ANDORRA, high
In the Pyrennes, on the Franco
Spa nlsh border, has been a sov
ereign state for more than 650
years, and was made a republic
by Napoleon In 1806. Stamps have
been Issued by the Andorra (iov
ernlng Council since 1928, and as
nono are scarce, It Is possible to
complete a collection of them at no
great cost.
LIECHTENSTEIN Is another
midget state lying on the border
between Switzerland and the area
that formerly was Austria. This
little principality has issued In re
cent years a striking and colorful
assortment of pictorial stamps.
Manv of these depict the ancient
castles for which the region Is fa
mous, while others show typical
Alpine views.
MONACO Is likewise a principal
ity, though lying well within the
confines of France, and facing the
Mediterranean Sea not far west of
the Italian border. Its principal
claim to fame arises from the fact
that It Include* the world-famous
gambling casino of Monte C.o,
but scientists know It, a!»o, fur f c
remarkably complete oceanog.npY.u
museum that was formed by a
former ruler. This latter Is de
pleted on the Hoc and 50c slam; a
of the 1922 Issue.
The diminutive Republic of SAN
MARINO, high In thfe Apennines cl
central Italy, Is said to b« t"t old
est state In Europp, having b^cri
founded In the fourth century, A.P
Its recent stamps Include two s-.i
vetilr sheets, Issued last y ”n\
showing the bust of our own Abra
ham Lincoln. This Is In line with
the growing tendency on the part
of many foreign countries to honor
national heroea of the United States
on their postal paper.
The fifth and last of this quintet
of miniature states Is VATICAN
CITY, seat of the Roman Cathol'c
“Hierarchy, and, since 1929, a sov
ereign Btate within the city of
Rome In Italy. Its stamps, though
few In number, Include attractive
n^'orlals. As In the case of An
dorra, It Is possible to acquire a
complete collection of Vatican City
stampa at relatively small expense.
STAR DUST OR THE HUDSON
THEME OF GUILD BOAT RIDE
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New York, July 19— Using for
lbs theme “Stardust mn the Hud
son** the Negro Actars Guld of
America officially announced this
week its annual moonlight sail to
take place Monday evening, Au
gust 7. Influenced by the enor
mous success of last year’s sail
and in anticipation of an even
greater enjoyment triumph this
time, the guild committee on ar
rangements for the event got off
to an early start.
Distribution of tickets, begun
since July 1, moved rapidly this
week and advance sales gave in
dication of a record crowd being
aboard when the luxurious S.S, ,
State of Delaware moves off from |
the West 132nd Street pier of the '
Hudson River at 7:3# p.m. the]
night of the sail.
News that the musical assign
ment for the ride had fallen to
Edgar (Blue Ribbon) Hayes and
his popular organization gave an
added spurt to tha already high
puplic interest and further guar
anteed the acme of satisfaction to
those who are looking forward ta
cavorting on the 3,000 square feet
of dancing space afforded by the
commodious river vesel
Tickets are being distributed
through members of the Guild
and in addition have been placed
on sale at various points in New
York and its environs.
The great influx of out-of-town,
ers, arriving to visit the World’s
Fair or to participate in the num
erous conventions scheduled this
summer, ig also expected to swell
the attendance, the visitors real
izing the apportunity of mingling
with the host of celebrities always
present at Guild affairs and, at the
same time, enjoying a rare eve
ning.
The Delaware, same vessel w hich
carried merrymakers on the last
Guild’s sail, is one of the most
modern an lavishly equipped boats
>n the river. In addition to its
large dancing space, tip? t »it
boasts of lounges, cafeteria and
bar service, observation bridge and
spacious decks and, as a special
feature of the evening, there will
also be two showings of talking
motion pictures 7>r dyed-in-the
wool movie fans.
New York Times Quotes
Edgar G. Brown On
Front Page
New York, July 19 (C) A rare
occurence in metropolitan journa
lism happened last Saturday when
the New York Times, one of the
greatest newspapers in the world,
quoted on the first page during
the WPA controversy, Edgar G.
Brown, Federal official of Wash
ington, B. C., and president of the
United Government Employe.
The Times said of Mr. Brown: * He
advised members of hig pace to
report to persons in authority any
effort to impel them to ‘defiance,
violence or disloyalty at this
time.’ ”
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ONLY 50 SIGNERS NEEDED
FOR ANTI-LYNCH PETITION
Washington D. C. July 19—The
Gavagan petition to call the anti
lynching bill out of committee to
the floor for a vote needs only
fifty more signatures, it was an
nounced here today. There are
now 168 signers, with 218 need
ed. As soon as the petition is
signed the federal anti-lynohing
bill can be called for a vote.
Speed is necessary as Congress
plans to adjourn about the last
of J uly. Voters are urged to
write their Congressman urging
them te sign if they have net al
ready done sot
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Dy KOJIAC
I MG TRAP
By tie time Zmer was outside
the hut, t a ln,i'u ,er was sa.'eiy
cone a I in the to,eat. Ha f slsep
lly, the ex borer yawned and then
retranej his f lotstepi back to the
wooden cut within the quar.ers.
"it's sansa' '3s to wa ;e Recards
and tha gild\" he whispered to
bl'i’self. "J?a I '3, I'm really tired."
Jumping onto the rustic bed,
young I.ea c' ed his eyes and was
in the land of nol within five min
ut-i.
Zanor was awake early the next
morning before his fr.ends. Ha
carefully examined the ground in
the vicinity of camp. B.,t In split
of his thorough and painstaking
scrutiny, Leo was unable to s’
any sign or marking which mi pit
hel;* identify that night marauder.
"I'm prot.v sure he was Indian,”
Zanor thotr; it to himself. "Kven
though I w;i3 half-asleep, I did see
him fairly wall in the moonlight "
Within a short while, the adven
turer started a steadily burning
file. When Bolo made his appear
ance, Leo had already prepared a
meat breakfast of wild pig meat.
'‘Btmenas dta3." remarked Zaner
cheerfully a3 Bolo greeted him,
"I'd batter wake Rocards or he’ll
probably sleep through the whole
day.”
muiuugu 11:0 guiue uiu not ruuy
comprehend the EnglUh words, ho
appeared to get the general Idea;
for he grinned generously—display
ing strong white teeth.
Recards was surveying his aqui
line features In a pocket mirror
when Leo met him.
“Hello, handsome," said Zaner.
"Sleep well last night?"
“Howdy," rop(liod the older man.
‘Sleep well—I* certainly did. In
fact laBt night was the tlrst time [!
really slept straight through with
out* tossing a about. I'm a light
sleeper youkno^." *
“That's strange," said Leo. “Be
cause last night was one night you
should have been awake.”
"Are you ill?" asked Recards.
looking at the young e~plorer with
a bewildered gaze implanted firmly
on his pleasant face.
“I should say not,” replied Zaner.
"You see,-'your excellency,' we had
a visitor during the night.”
“A Tlsltor?" sputtered Recarda.
“And how do you know that?”
enk »* «...y «.«% «st . tk.
welcoming committee."
"Come, come. We're getting no
, where fast. Just what Is this aH
about? D,on't make It more compli
cated than It Is now."
"In the first place.” said Zaner,
“this night prowler happens to be
an Indian. Secondly, he obviouely
Is looking for someone or some
thing In our camp. Thirdly, we
ought to get him before he gels
hoid.of that certa.n something that
he"s ‘looking for.”
"Are 'you sure that you haven't
been drlnkiry; any of the nati\e
i liquor that We have with us?" ask*
sd Recards,'smiling, very amused,
i "Really. John, this is serious ”
"What do -you suggest?” asked
Recards.
I "A trap,” replied Zaner. “To*
night. He’ll probably return. The*
we'll grab him'"
"I'm with you. I.eo," remarked
Recards. "But I sure don’t know
what It's all about.”
"You’ll find out,” replied Zaner,
"and pretty darn soon at that.”
Leo was impatient; he and Rec
ards had waited for a period ol
time wbioh seemed lncalculab'e
The Indian had not come yet. Tt *
night was particularly Stygian la
1 its darkness.
"Might as well go to bed." whlsp
i sred Leo.
"Sh!" admonished Recards. “Did
i you hear something ?”
"Yes,” whispered Leo as he cars
i fully 'maneuvered toward the wall.
: “Quiet!”
A moment passed; then a dark
; figure crept stealthily Into ths
i quarters!
Leo^walted until the man was
well within the hut 'before be
sprang upon the Intruder!
Read The Guide for News
A GLOBE TROTTER’S SKETCH BOOK
IS) Hi WATI’S
I had quite an Interesting experl
»nce while malting this sketch of
i Mohammedan Mosque, or Temple,
inside the native quarter of the
ancient city of Rhodes, on the
small island Just south of Turkey.
In the Mediterranean Sea.
Very quietly, I had approached
the entrance to watch the worship
pers go through their various ritu
als before entering the Mosqu^ and
had set up my easel in the shallows
of a narrow street opposite. You
know, the Koran or Mohammedan
Bible—teaches that religion is
based on cleanliness.. juRt as we
often say "cleanliness Is next to
‘jodllness” and so, each Mohamme
dan must wash his hands, face and
feet before going In to pray.
•
After watching the natives taka
their turns at the small stone basin.
1 was amused to see one old tv a
wash his face in the same water in
which a young man was was' ••' s
his feet. I began to smile, but at
that moment a Moslem seated near
by, looked up from his string of
prayer beads (called a Sebha) and
gave me an angry glance.
Immediately, the street became a
din of furious Arabic, with an"ry
Angers pointing in my direction H id
I knew it was time to beat a v v
shame-faced and hasty retrent!
But the peaceful sketch abo'.e is
the scene as you would see It If vou
gave the devout natives no cans#
for annoyance.
(Next Week—“Petttcoats on Par*
rade ’ In Athens.)
_W O R D SQUARES
The numbers, 1 to 0, on the board refer to the arlthineti‘”l
alphabetical notations on the dial. The tpst of skill cor*'s:s ■
forming a magic square reading five words across and flv» \<f ‘4«
down, as defined. Pick the right letter for each and cvsiy »pie*
to obtain a complete solution. ^
HORIZONTAL
First row. sacred song
Second. serj-dlameters
Third, Bower of society
Fourth, stons * ~
Fifth, spoils
VERTICAL
First row, hng
Seeond, in music same as skip
Third, good-by
Fourth, metric measure ot
capacity
c’ifth, airs
Solution on page 10
By LISA DE?!
Danny felt a cool breeze on hia
f.° :e and birds singing all around
him. He seemed to be sailing on a
smooth, smooth sea.
Everything was blue and beauti
ful In back of him a flock of blue
birds were flying, very fast, as if
they werextrying to catch up with
Danny. But they couldn't because
Danny was going faster than the
birds were flying and then the lit
tle boy knew that he h?d passed
right through that flock of beautiful
birds. That was when he heard the
birds singing. He wanted to hear
them again, so he waved his hands
and called out, “Hurry-! Hurry!”
And the large bluebird that flew in
the lead cried out, “We can’t fly
any faster. Can't you wait for us?"
Danny called back to the birds,
"I’ll drop the anchor of my ship
and wait for you.”
Then Danny looked down and
ssyv that he was not sailing in a
ship at all, but was floating through
the air. And there below him, far.
far down, were rivers and green
fields, church steeples and houses,
trees and high mountains.
At first Danny was puzzled, for
you knof, he began this ride when
he was asleep, but now he discover
ed that he was speeding through
< the air on the Sand Man’s great big
bag of sand.
Danny looked back again to tell
the bluebirds that he wasn't sailing,
in a ship and so he. had no anchor
to drop and could not wait for
them. But when he looked back,'
the bluebirds were so far behind
that he could hardly see them.
That’s how fast the Sand Man and
Danny were traveling.
And poor Dannv almost had a
terrible accident while he looked
bark at the birds. He lost his bal
ance and would have fa'ien off th*
Sand Man’s pack, only there was a
very, very large bird flying over
head and wh-n Danny started to
topple over, the big ugly «*aatur/
swooped down.
O, my! the child was scared! It
wou'd be bad enough t. fall off th*
sand bag and drop fir, far down
to the ground, but mat big awful
looking bird grabbed toe back o!
his nighty and pool Danny thought
he would surely ie carried to the
nest and gobbled up. He began to
cry, he was so frightened. But that
great ugly bird just sat him
straight on the sack of sand, and
as It flew away the bird screamed
something at Danny. It sounded
like, “Hold on tight!”
Danny did hold on tight and it's
a good thing he did, for just then ha
felt himself go down, down, so fast
that the wind whizzed through his
ears and hi3 hair stood up straight
and everything below seemed to
come up to meet him. And then—
Bingo! Down he went with a
bounce! His ride with the Sand .
Man was over and Danny found
himself sitting in a lovely green
meadow with the sweet smell of
grass and clover all around him.
He looked up and saw the big ugly
bird that had saved him flying
away in the distance, far, far above.
Danny thought how foolish he had
been to feel afraid of that bird just
because his beak was long and ugly
and his feathers were not fine and
smooth and pretty.
Danny looked around for the
Sand Man to thank him for the rid#
—but the Sand Man was gone an4
Danny knew that ha wa» now ta
the Land of Nod.
YAWN-CHAShRS By Noonan
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NAVAL NOTES
JUST 96 SUMMERS
The ancient custom of placing
coins under the step of a mast
when building the vessel dates
from antiouity. T*is is a very old
superstition, ©ne explanation giv
I
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“THESE ARE FOR THE FLYIN’ FISH WE’RS
\ GETTIN’ IN TODAY ...”
en by Commander Beckett, Royal
Navy is that porsibly it ijg a
survival of the old Roman custom
of placing coins in the mourhg of
the dead to pay their way to
Gharon for transpoitation across
the river Styx. If a ship met with
a mishap at sea, this insured that
the way of all was paid.
Tho officers of the U. S. S. New
Orleans (commissioned in 1934.)
placing during construction ten
pennies beneath .the foremast, and
two dimes, three nickels, and
twenty-eight pennies at the heel
of the mainmast. All coins were
placed ‘heads .up.’
All these customs tend to show
that seafaring men subscribe most
cheerfully to superstition, and that
sea serrices unwittingly maintain
many ancient traditions that have
no particular bearing on modern
sea life.
Tho oldest living Navy man is
John Bright, 'w'.;o Pehred as a
Chief Gartner's Mate on April 25,
1914. He first enlisted in the Navy
•n May 6, 1876 and served hon
orably during the Spanish-Ameri
can War, Philippine Insurrection,
and the World War. He was born
in England in 1843 and is there
fore now a young ahap of 96
summers. It is interesting to note
that the year of his discharge is
earlier than the average year of
birth of recruits now enlisting in
the Navy for the first time. May
be it’s the beans.
During the first 120 days of
a Naval recruit’s service he is en
titled to take out Government irv
surance in amounts up te $10,000.
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Building Boom
Tuskegee Institute, Ala., July
19 (C)—A building boom ia now
on at Tuskegee Institute, old
buildings adjacent to the campus
raeed and new business
baildiagg going up.