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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 1921.
SUE E PY-TIME TALES
THE TALE' OF
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DT AKInUlVJjUM I DAILLYJ
The New Wy to Eat.
One thing, especially distressed
Mrs. Tit?. Her children would put
Iheir fore feet right into the trough
Tou-ra ail greedy, Mrs. Pig
when they ate their meals out of it.
Nothing she said to them made the
slightest difference. Even when she
told them that they were little pigs
they didn't seem to care.
"We're all bigger than Grunty is,"
said one of her sons a bouncing
black youngster who was the most
unruly of the litter. ,
"You're all greedy," Mrs. Pig re
torted. "Do try to restrain yourselves
when you eat. Remember there's
plenty of time."
"But there's not always plenty of
food," Grunty Pig told his mother.
"Sometimes there isn't any left for
"I know," said Mrs. ' Pig. "I
know that yourv brothers and sis
ters eat your share whenever they
can. Farmer Green furnishes enough
food for you all. And if you chil
dren didn't forget your manners
everyoody would get his share no
more and no less."
Now, Mrs. Pig, was not the only
one that noticed how piggish her
youngsters were at the trough. One
day Farmer Green himself remark
ed to his son, Johnnie, as they lean
ed over the pen, that that litter of
pigs did beat all he had ever seen.
They came a running at, meal time
as if they were half starved. It's
a wonder they don't get in the
trough all over." '
Johnnie Green liked to watch the
"That black fellow!s the greediest
of the lot," he declared. "He's get
ting to be the biggest. He's almost
twice the size of the little runt."
"The runt doesn't get Tiis share,"
sr.id Farmer Green. "We'll' have to
do something to help him, or he'll
never be worth his salt,",
Grunty Pig looked up at Farmer
Green and gave a plaintive squeal,
as if to say, "Hurry, pleasel Be-
,nd "Blackie, his greedy, "brother,
looked up at Farmer .Green, too. He
-ail nothing. But his little eyes
twinkled slyly. And afterwards he
told his brothers and sisters that
Farmer Green needn't think he
could keep him from drinking all
the skim milk he pleased, C
"If mother can't make me; behave,
surely Farmer Green won't, be able
to." he boasted. i ,
Of course Blackie Pig was very
Why Do People Faint?
Like sneezing, coughing, laughing
and choking, the process of fainting
is caused by an involuntary action
of the body in attempting to cope
with a certain condition. People
faint from lack of food, from ex
posure to the sun, from great grief
or great joy or, in fact, trom an ex
cess of almost any emotion or an
exposure to which' they are not ac
customed. The reason for this is
that the heart, expanded suddenly
either by the emotion or the expos
ure, fails to send a sufficient quant
ity of blood to the head and the
brain temporarily loses its faculty of
maintaining the body erect.
But fainting is both the result of
and the remedy for the condition
which caused the faintness for, if the
body were to remain erect, the
heart would have difficulty in pump
ing the blood upward to the head
and a permanent injury might result
in a few seconds but, being prostrate
on the ground, the action of the
heart is made much easier and, in
the majority of cases, the victim of
the fainting spell recovers in a short
time. It is for this reason that it
is highly inadvisable to lift the head
of a person who has fainted. Lift
his feet instead and thus assist the
heart in pumping blood to the
brain the place where it is most
(Copyright, U21, Wh.eler Syndicate. Inc.)
Do You Know the Bible?
(Cover up the answers, read the ques
tion and see if you can answer them.
Then look at th answers to see If yoo
Follow these question and answers
as arranged by
J. WILSON ROY.
1. What was the name of Abi
gail's busband before she married
2. What king sought counsel
from a witch?
3. What is the shortest chapter
in the Bible?
4. Who said, "Choose ye this day
whom ye will serve?"
5. Who were Tetnia and Shethar
6. Wherein lay the) secret of
Samson's strength? '
1. Nabal '
2. See I Samuel vil 25.
3. Revelation xv. t
4. See Joshua xxiv. IS.
5. See Ezra v. 6. . '
6. See Judges xvi. 17.
(Copyright, 1921. 'Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.)
"Milk," manufactured from
chopped oats, ground peanuts and a
little water, is said to resemble the
creamiest product of the cow.
young. Otherwise he would never
have made such a silly remark. And
he soon learned that Farmer Green
was more than a match for htm.
The next day Farmer Green made
a long lid that dropped over the
feed trough and covered it com
pletely. And in the lid he cut seven
holes.. One for each of Mrs. Pig's
There was no more jostling at
meal time. There was a place for
everybody. And Mrs. Pig was de
lighted with the improvement. When
Farmer Green filled the trough, each
of the children stuck his head
through a hole and ate in the most
orderly fashion. To be sure, there
was some squealing and grunting,
and some snuffling and blowing. But
it seemed to Mrs. Pig that no
youngsters could have behaved more
And Grunty liked the new way of
But Blackie made a great fuss.
He complained because he couldn't
stick his nose through two holes at
the same time!
Copyright, 1921. by the Metropolitan
Dog Hill Paragrafs
By George Bingham
Cricket Hicks has decided to get
him a slim girl, as it is too much of
a job fanning a fat one during the
Slim Pickens, who has been in de
clining health for the past three
days, was at the singing on Gander
creek Sunday and appeared again
able to lift his voice and carry a
Miss Hostetter Hocks rendered
one of her charming solos at the
Hog Ford church Sunday morning.
She didn't bring the house down,
but the stove-pipe shook.
Copyright, 1821, George Matthew Adams.
Romance in Origin
By H. I. KING.
Milk Draws Lightning.
In many rural districts they will
tell you that "milk draws lightning,"
and that those who are engaged in
milking had better stop at once when
they hear the rumble of a rising thun
derstorm. This superstition is clearly an echo
of a very old scandal that little flir
tation of Jupiter with Io. The jeal
ous Juno suspected her lord, and
Jupiter, in order to conceal 16 from
his watchful wife, transformed her
into a beautiful cow. But Juno was
not to be fooled by any little trick
like that and set Argus of the hun
dred eyes to keep watch over that
same cow night and day to ascertain,
if possible, whether the animal
showed any signs of being a goddess
in disguise or whether she was a real
cow. Thereupon Jupiter sent Mer
cury from High Olympus to cut
Argus' head off. But Juno would
not consent to Io being restored to
her true form until Jupiter had sol
emnly promised never to flirt with
the lady any more.
Now everybody knows that thun
der and lightning are but the mani
festations of the wrath and power,
of Jupiter. "Cloud compelling" and
"thunder-bolt-wielding" the ancients
called him. The man on the milking
stool in the New England barn repre
sents Argus by the side of the cow
shaped Io, and when he hears the
angry thunders of Jove (Jupiter) he
had better leave off milking and go
into the house until the storm is over
lest he. like Argus, be destroyed.
Copyright, 1921, by Th McClare News
Jewel, Flower, Color
Symbols for Today
By MILDRED MARSHALL.
Those engaged in litigation will do
well to observe today's talismanic
stone, the beryl, which is an ever
present help in time of legal trouble.
Marbodus claimed that one wearing
a beryl could never meet defeat be
fore the bar or suffer from a miscar
riage of justice. Soldiers also will
be successful and invulnerable in bat
tle if they possess this powerful
stone. . .
Because amber, in the opinion of
Hoernes, is the refuge of spirits
which animate the stone for the good
of man, it is a fortunate gem for
those who were born on some anni
versary of this day, of which it is
the natal stone. Those who play in
games of chance' will find it a pow
erful talisman for luck; gambling in
cards, horses, stocks or love will be
attended by . the best possible re
sults, if ancient legend is given
Dark blue is today's significant
color. It is a symbol of generosity
and, worn on this date, is believed
to bring about unexpected good for
tune in the guise of a gilt or legacy.
The marigold is the special flower
prescribed for this day. Good health
and contentment abide under its in
(Copyright, 1121, Wheeler SyndicaU, Inc.)
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something real behind it. if
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Nebraska & Iowa Steel Tank Co.
If Engdahl Does It
It's Done Right!
Let us make your next auto top and
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Formerly Auto Trimming ass
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THERE is not a drop of wafer tn
, International Harvester common
and preferred stock. Financial au
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than a dolar of value in International
Harvester properties for every dollar
THAT means that the products of
International Harvester fantories
do not have to provide a single dollar
of excess revenue. It means that in
the price of International Motor Trucks
there is not ons penny of in fisted
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vvisrjti trr. 11
The Live Stock Market of
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Phone Douglas 1501.
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Jay Burns Baking Co.
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1905 HARNEY ST.,
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Farnam at Fifteenth.
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By JACK LEE.
When the west was in its infancy there was little
law to speak of, except that of the right of the in
dividual. The length of a man's life, his health and
prosperity in the community depended on his quickness
on the draw, the cunning of his trigger finger and the
accuracy of -his sight, for as sure as an individual's
rights were imposed upon, the individual took the law
into his own hands. Guns usually administered justice.
Omaha, as part of the west, had its share of this sort
Now that Omaha has reached the distinction of a
city of the first class, with regular law courts and with
city ordinances regulating all phases of civic welfare,
laws may be enforced through the legal mediums.
Just now, with the reckless driving of automobiles
endangering the lives of careful drivers and innocent
pedestrians, many of the old timers are thinking if, after
all, the days when a wronged individual took the law
into his own hands, weren't a bit better than today when
long days intervene before justice is administered.
While accidents in the industrial world have de
creased in the past three years, automobile accidents
have increased to alarming proportions.
Here are facts to ponder over : For the first seven
months of the present year there were 335 accidents in
which 284 were injured and 17 were killed.
The economic loss by reason of these accidents, in
deaths, injuries, loss of cars, was enormous. It is all
the more alarming and calling for more thought when
it is proven by statistics that at least 80 per cent of the
accidents occurring could have been avoided had care
In v June, 1920, the municipal affairs committee of
the Chamber of Commerce, realizing the increasing
number of motor vehicle accidents, conferred with po
lice court judges and public officials. The conference
resulted in the beginning of certain activities in obtain
ing more rigid enforcement of the laws governing motor
vehicles. In September another conference of various
civic organizations was held which resulted in the estab
lishment of ther traffic safety committee, with R. C.
Hudson as its secretary.
The traffic safety committee began a campaign of
law enforcement, education in safety methods in the
public schools and churches. Later a civilian volunteer
traffic corps was organized, with 240 citizens sworn in
as special officers to aid in matters involving traffic
safety law enforcement. The organization was a suc
cess. With the power of arrest and help in the police
courts of the city, the traffic safety committee and its
safety officers succeeded in curbing the -motor vehicle
accidents and even had them on the decrease.
With the expiration of the former city government,
the citizen cops lost their power of arrest. Com
missioner of Police Dunn, soon after taking office, de
clared he would reappoint the citizen officers, but as
yet this has not been done. The traffic safety com
mittee has been forced to mark time ; automobile acci
dents have increased ; more lives are being lost and en
dangered; careless automobile driving is rampant and
Omaha, although not as bad off as many cities its size,
is getting a black eye because of its traffic violations.
Here are some of the reasons for accidents :
Carelessness ; disregarding the rights of other
drivers; speeding and drunkenness.
Police records will show that a majority of serious
automobile accidents are caused by too much corn
whisky. Day after day drivers are brought into police
headquarters charged with operating a motor vehicle
while intoxicated one of the most dangerous and des
picable practices known in motor traffic law violations.
There are careful drivers who will not drive at
night for fear of being run down and injured by some
careless speed maniac. It is not the fault of the police
department, as many of the accidents, in fact, nearly
all those of a severe character, occur in the outskirts
of the city, outside of the jurisdiction of the police.
After all, prevention of motor accidents is a matter
of personal application. If each motor driver exercised
the greatest care possible while behind the steering
wheel, there would be fewrer accidents. If each driver
would flatly refuse to "take a chance," there would
also be fewer funerals and more traffic safety. Those
who "take a chance" get by just so long and then
slow music and beaucop flowers.
The cures suggested for traffic ills are: Strict
police enforcement of traffic ordinances downtown.
Heavier fines and punishment. Intense educational
work regarding traffic ordinances. Licensed drivers.
Less speed and more caution. Prohibition enforcement.
In this enlightened age it would be a reversion to
type if pedestrians and outraged motor drivers would
be fo'reed to take the law in their pwn hands when their
rights are tresspassed upon by careless and incompetent
It is hoped that the traffic safety committee and
its efficient corps of citizen officers will get back into
action again. Automobile accidents are increasing too
rapidly. This is not in keeping with the Onward Omaha
spirit. Omaha wants to go onward, but doesn't want
to go onward accompanied by slow music and hearses.
The proper spirit it to make the streets and roads
of Omaha safe. Safe for women, children, pedestrians
and careful drivers. To do this will require co-operation
on the part of all. "Any fool knows how an acci
dent might have been avoided after it happened do
in advance what the fool would do afterwards," is the
advice of the traffic safety committee.
It has been proven that after a man has been in an
accident he never appears in court again for similar rea
sons. It's like a batter who has been "beaned" by a
pitcher he loses his nerve and exercises more care. But
why "bean" every careless driver to teach him careful
driving? There are more efficient ways.
and the Law
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Parcels Post Losses Are Enormous
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Brandeis Theater Bldg.
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Manufacturers of Brass, Bronte and,
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ws machine in our own shop large
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300-308 Brown Bldg. 16th and Douglas
Opposits Brandeis Stores
Phono Ooug. 1038 Omaha
Stationery That Satisfies
Omaha Stationery Co.
307-309 South 17th Street
Phone Jackson 0506
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Pipkia Service meana real Secret
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Yard on C, B.&Q.R. R.
1817 Douglas St. Tyler 4348
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For Your Office Stationery
Carpenter Paper Co,
Phone DO uglas 6910
J. C. Grasborg & Son
Room 504 Electric Building;
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All American Chemical Go.
Phone Doug. 4864. 1208-10 So. 16th St.
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417 South 13th JA ckson. 2850
The Gate City
Baggage transferred to and from
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YOUR BUSINESS IS
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