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About The Ione independent. (Ione, Or.) 1916-19?? | View Entire Issue (July 20, 1928)
VOICE AND PICTURES
New Apparatus Made Available
(or Schools, Churches and
Motion Picture Theatres.
Ji . jww P"' ' la
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I i H k 1
Famous Writer, Turned
Country Paper Editor,
Boosts the Town Bar d
No womler tho Marlon band of Mui lo'n, VirKinia, contltlera iia troubi. j cm I
ver, aayi Ilia Conn Mualc Center, Klkliart, Im!. Sherwood Andcraon, wl:o
la reported to ret nickel a woi J for hit abort atoriia, la championing the
band with half to a column artirlt every week in Ilia Iriun pnpeia, wl.lch
ha recently bouglit.
Not only liaa tlila lilshly paid writer stirred up support In Marlon, but
many national figures hava conw to the support of the band.
Otto Kahn, International banker and donor to tht Metropolitan Opera, hni
contributed $100. II. 1- Mencken, "cutaed" or praloe.l by perhaps more
people than nny other wrlUr In Ameil.a, chipped in 112. So did Horace
Livarlfht, well known puMli-licr. Alfrcl Knopf, another publielier of .tiw
York City, come across with V, ts (1I1 aho I'rcJ ll'.Btk, Ford Motor Co.,
Ietrolt, and Brla. General Ilownboum, V.'aihlngton, I). C,
Slierwood Amleraon says be Is not
an ui lifter. Iln cluiinn lio took up
thi band cnuaa from his ow;i :eluth
desires, II soya he likes A band
Hand music juU suite him. Ha would
lika to play the biin'mt hoin In tla
banl hlmsilf but lucks ability. He
would liko to be the dnnn major be: t
of all, he confesses, but he tlockn't
hava th fijrure. lt'a in his ryi'.em.
I rums, as his father used to play a
cornet in liw same town Un.l with
th lute Frcaiknt llur.lr,;:.
Ilia I ir i tilory
"What does a Inud mean to a
lowwJ" Andenmn a ba in oo of his
first stunes. "Bitlrr 8k w'.ui U l
town wllbout a band I.lfe In a town
eoea on. lust ao. I on I no l.o'V it 1 1.
Merchants ull!ii!; r.(uU, lawjeta
fli.blinif their cn--c', fiirn'.ors roiu.ng
into town to buy i.oo-.s, hpinr;, sum
mer. fall, winter, t'coiile in their
bouses, women cooking, makiiiK lads.
Life is dull enough.
"Duye come. i , '. s mn of the
band have put on ttieir un; forms and
are coining up ulong t'" ulinU Tht
big drum is booming, ti.j l.oms going.
''Just supi0M now, H nur town, w
are vislte.l by amn! frrent man. Hur
rah now, let'a give him a big day. It
may be the tovsrn"r of the rta'.a ot
soma other dignitary. Our principal
men are going to i ect him down at
th tUtion. They hava tliir bet
cars there, tha biptresl an I b-t car?
wa have In town, nil our lewlinr -iti-x-ns.
And no band. I'ahawt What
"And what ubout-Anni.lice Dny nn
the Fourth of July?
"Or when tho fair la on.
"Older men, alaid ciliiens of a
town may tie awe to gei amtiir wim
cut a band but what about the boyiT
"When 1 was a boy my ono r.reat
ycamlnf? was to play the hlgge.l horn
In th town band, 1 never mado it.
Try r never was much music in me.
".Still and all, I'm not a jealous
mnn. What I can't hnv I ilont want
to tak away from th other fellow.
Fond of the Ilahd
' "I still liko a band l.Hter than al
most anything els in a town. Hand
music just suits me. Thero they
coma up th street. I-atoly I have
only seen the Marion band in action
a few timea and then they didn't
hnv any drum major. I hope they
irrt ona again soon. I lika to see the
fellow in tho big bearxkin hat with
bit staff and stepping high and wido.
AMERICA LEADING IN
Th opening of a new, direct radio
channel between New York and Lis
bon, Portugal, for tha transmission
and reception of Radiograms was re
tautly announced by the Radio Cor
poratlon of America. Tha Inaugura
tion of this radio clrcut adds another
ipok to th world wide communlc.
tloa system which bai New York as
Its hub and radiates directly to Eng.
land, Pranca, ' Germany, Italy, Hol
land, Rulglum, Sweden, Norway, Po
land, Turkey, Argentina, Brasll, Co
lombia, Vansiuela, Porto Rico, th
Dutch West ladles, and Dutch Guiana.
From Ban Francisco other direct radio
circuits Join th Unltod States to
Hawaii, Japan, tha Philippines, Hong
Kong and Shanghai, China, th Dutch
East Indies and French Indo China.
To further Insur th continued su
premacy of tha United States In trana
oceanlo radio communication tha RCA
la planning additional circuit for th
near future to countries as near a
Canada and Cuba, and as distant as
Jpalo, Cischo-Slovakla, Chll and
(Ahov) MARION KIWAN19 BAND. Thin fin little bind not
only furnishes the S'iOU people of Marlon with music on mimmer
evening and during rclebra'.iuns but recently made a trip to Wash
iiiKton, l. C plnjrinn in 22 cities along (lie way. Thii is the band
Sherwood Anderson U "rooting" for and to whose support t)tio
Kahn and the rent conlribuU'd. Frank Lieto, director, extreme k-ft.
(Left) Sherwood Anderson saya be la happier because ha haa
rescued the band In Marion than If he had written tht year'e llest
brllcr, not because he hat done a "good deed" but because he'll be
cure of band concerts this tummer,
IIENRV MrNTKKN. lb famoiis linl
timore Hi ll V. ether, v.ho rave a yejr'r
dura 1 1 t..o lend boyc. nh l.i con
tributiun ra.nc a nolo aayini;, ''It I'
an honor and a pbaMi.c. Alt I ns!
in tliot the boys play 'I'U V'nc '. nr.
Kheln' once a year, preleraVy n riy
birthday. Don't lot V.iv ban;' .'
Anderiuin wrote bachi t). KM I' enry.
When is your birthday? V.e'.l Pat
IM li!:a to i! ) ii nystlf but I li '.ven't
rtot the figure for it.
"And how faithful and i!;vot( I l!,i
band members niq. 1 ho Men 1 1' u:i
Minimi band, fur rxami b', to Ci U
prnctice twice n w-ek. Fnr frui i ret
:lnf paid for th"ir work they do i!
vitbout pay. 'J tin memberj evc.i pay
lui'S to ko. p the bund Roinr;.
"Recently, until tliee last few
weeks, our Marion band baa bad a
'nn l leader who was paid n rood
Hilary because he wna a pood man.
lio was there to keep tho boys up It
tntilf and would be thero now but
that ho Is sick.
"Hut tha boys are at It Ju.-t the
.tamo. T hey are keeping the b. ni up.
Sacrifice of Band Men
"There ar men In tho Marlon band
who make a ucrifice every tim they
ro out to play. Dear this In mind.
When w want our band mont, other
towns, that haven't nny br.nd, would
' Mifhtier Than tht Punt
How a California newspaper man'
pen became aa mighty aa a well
tilled purse I told by V. C of liny
ward, Cnllf, Scouring tha town for
stories, the reporter came upon a
poverty-stricken little family men
pylng two rooms, with no beds and
very little of anything else. The chll
dren slept huddled on th floor, lulu
hi column next day weut a fulihful
aid graphic description. The follow
ing day he spent the Inter hours de
clining furniture, bedding, clothing
and food for lb family, for th prof
fered supply soon exceeded the tin
Aa boy should be educated with
temperance, so th first greater lea.
n that should be taught Itieni Is tu
admire frugality. It Is by the exec
rise of this virtue alona thnt llir
can aver expect to be useful mem
ber of aorlety. It la true, lecture
coutlnuully repeated npon this sub
ject may nink some boys, when they
grow np, run Into an extreme, and
become miser ; bill It were well had
wo mora miser than w bv
amongst ua, aoidgojun, t
like ono too. Our band rets oil
ro all over the bouthwest.
i.Tirs nlmoft nlwayi ttir.o wh'
ne-d tliem here and tiiey st
loinc. Ini-tou I of i oinT ojt an'
ing in money tliey stay hero iin
"Anil there aro individual m(
if the band who r-tilto a ri
nery tin-.o th,-y f o ,.ut to pb;
y i.kii 7 T ot they.
"Tl.o bov.i of tho band like
bund, and o il v.. Hurrah
'.bey come. Mii'lc foalrnT l
breeze. Kvcry heart jjtnping.
"We liko tl nt
"Thu peoplo of Marlon owi k to
t!ieir bnn'l tt io i: t! hej-'.!rst
Unl of -sMpport. Ov't baeU of l'.c..i.
When they nee) a llttlj norrv to
I'cep foinif, shell out. A oo l l.'.nd is
th ", inve.tnuiit a tow.i t:.n
Join t'.ie Cory List
"Join tho Clory List," fherwoid
Amlerton headlines cnother ioi,
and continues. "Tho Marion r disu
inir Company doesn't intend
com a cmsailer.. You kno-.v Ix
paH'rs aie. Well, we mak r.
U'ntiona of bring a biir clty-
V. a are Just a l.ttlo old country ree'.c
ly, that a what re art.
".Still and ail, as Mr. Kin? L rdner
In ro fond of aaying, wa do nc' want
;l.o big city papers to hang it I ' over
our eyes. City paper are alwa, t ret
tin:; a cru o!o for some ood
tnu-e. The;.' uplift tliia on or th t
ore. Scmetir.:es vhole recti.. a i of
aciely -et uplifted liUu tnal. lt'u
"Wo men't, however, r.aite la nn
bilious. Up to dat ,v.- havo ta:'T.
im but on can and that '3 t i
Marion L'and. It uay bj tha er'-.' no
v.e i-ver will tako u,). An I v it
t'oinj that out of nny altruist' i
jesj. It's juit because v.a V.' s t
rear the b-md r'ay. '.'o 1.1: 3 '.
inorn parauo. v. ncn a lit e ay ea . 1
v a like to se? tliei f u. oi I -e.r m
f irr-.s and tuin Llowmj ihi;.' ! u:,
0 f tiji Main street.
"1' i"! Cy'r; , e- er-ons fcclin'; jo.
t ifa Is drnb cnou r!w!i or linan; ya.
V.'a have rever fot'n l er way 1 j bo
1 canary bird ourselves.
Sanc? I.i.ilil Concerla
"What v. want ii t. ca lha Pan:l
boys have a littlj non-y in too rea-
i:ry. we want Loti'l loueeiU 00 i Jri
"0, hearts of noM. who v. i.l j ui 1:7
r..OO a year over a period five
venrs to get and keep our b. ! i.
b:ini'-up financial condition! V 1 an
making thia appeal not on' r tt
Murionite but ti all peoplo ) '.he
surrounding; country who read thin
parir and who like to come t-i o-ji
town when there Ij ronn thing atir
rln!'. cr on cummer nlfchti to hear the
"Tha Klnir of Tnglan.!, Presldenf tt
r ranee, l-resldent of the rniVd
States, f".nntors. Politicians, Mi'linn
aires, Rich Authors, Poor One,
Farmers, Merchants, Anyone welTom.
U you do rot wnnt to cipn t.;i lor .
Roma to Part act Childran
nome'a municipal government has
outlined a program for physical Im
provement of Its school children. It
started a aurvey to find all unhealthy
adenoids aud will remove them free
of charge. The governnor of Rome
ha decreed the establishment of spe
cial clasaea for mentally defective
Thomas A. Kdlaon, Interviewed on
his repent birthday, ehook his head
modeatly over a voting contest that
had mnile Henry Ford, Muaaollnl and
himself th three greatest men living.
"Only posterity," Mr. Kdlaon said,
"can know what men among ua today
ar really great Voting contest ar
no good, for ein-h of us choose his
great men according to his own pe
"A pawnbroker ws discussing this
voting contest with bis wife th other
"'Ifdlson. Mussolini and ford, heyr"
he said. 'Veil, dey vas great men,
yes ; but de mnn vot Invented Interest
vssn't no slouch.'"
, Mite- "
SHERWOOD ANDERSON, famoua
noveliat and abort atory wriler,
omonx the type faaea of hi weikly
newapapcr in Marion, Virginia. Mr.
Andt-mon treated a aena.it ion laMt
November when he left Nw York
City and became puMishcr of two
little weekly paper down amonis
the Uliie KidKe Motintainit. About
the first thine he did wa alurt
campaign (or the Marion bund, Ho
like bund "better than almost
anything ele in town," he aayn.
Ilia appeala, wrillin in tl illimit
able Sherwood Anderxon atylc not
only Nlirred up auppott a.non t.id
people or Marion hut brought cn
tribuiionn from Olio K!m, inlvr
national banker, II. I.. Mriu-ken.
i.alcil vriler an rritic Horaca
I.ierl'M, rcll known pubil her,
nnd ol'irr nallimal li"ri.
CTTO II. K.i:i. I1 rnai onal I .-n":r.
. ac'-irr i f ll.e M?tropiil!!an I
.nunic cnthuiiia.'it and pliiha'".!. j. ;rt.
T ho atartrd t';e Marion h .8.1 (".. i c'S
v.ilh a c!;ec!i for 10 J. f!?vrra! 1 he.
ror.'.ri'n.t'ona fro a nation tl f.
Ijliov. cd I ut the b ;!k e f V. e b.'nj i .n
.aL.o fro a f.bri.in rco!?e win -.itt
the band n ono of tl.o bi.;i;c!;t lV::i
in the town.
mor? than cue yc-r cr rarnc' ; ive
J5.00, io not I't Hist stor1 v"".
"JOIN 'ill': Ci-OHY I.I.'T."
Spi i ef the Hand
Anderson : t J.e would I32 1 1 be
lh dri'.n I.I...O.' i.i t!-.i ban ! b ;t
I'oefn't Imvo t!.e f.,-ure. Well, h n
bo a lil'ile iiu,n, nnd bis l.nej 1 . ti'n
may ! n bit oti.T but vc'll ve. 1'rr
luin. anyway, lie' csuhes "-)i;it
if tno pa:miin:: hand. That's what
it t.n ?s to 1 0 n (lr'i-1 rinj'jr.
"inv- I anil re,Tc:en:t the to- .1 cn
ti fay days," lu sr.ys. "'Vn., t
f ir con.v. we- t!ic I: r ce cbm-
.ion. l ounli ot July, ney kin.l of a
."iKtreo when rvory ritiren b- .ms
. Wy r.f.-.i:i, then n ro-.l band, teT-
; in;: rally out, thi t'rums k. :i:r-,
'!ars ft;tr.rr what h a town v.v.iiout
"You c:inr.t,t b.avo a roo'l b.-i I In
I" bt. You cannot expert th? btys to
Mow pai!y, st.-p cut with real r j3to,
wne- ihry rre In debt, to I.;; -e a
".oo l band roiuh-es r.irhts of t.-ady
nrai'tiec. it r"nur."3 s'i:!.in? I 1 it.
W hat can you cxye-t when the Uoya
;invo to oma to bnnd Mee'ir;-r nnd
ilnnk down a dollar ,iut for ts.c r.rivi
' ef v.orliir I) I; ; ) vl wb-11 we
vc:-,t tl j.n ro-i
"'ihe boys pot n lltUo ilicou-.i ral,
e'.i' Sejilcr got sic!:. A lot of ther.i
ar woH in;: boys. They'pot a li'.tle in
1I0M. 1 his : aiier la no unlift naner.
li U just a rood, littlo ell cuntry
'anir. P.Jt we liko a ban,!. V.'e be
?nu .'rlt.in,' about the Marion band
n our pfincr.
"We!!, don't you wonv tbout old
Marion. Wo r.'ill rako in many a fivo-
-loilar Dill K.r the boys." ;
Viewpoint of the Hand Men
Pew have gotten the viewpoint of
the small town band ns has Fbenvood
An lerron. He has learned fron the
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band men what they ore 110 a-ralnst. nothinv rn-IU-r la thia world than to
ft nn,.M.tntra n-hrl- li,i t-ia.lll
ready mer.na to any town. ,
Mora Than Fur Deep
Mary Kutherliie had a little alley
cat ou which she lavished all her
young affections, nnd when It was lost
lb refused to be comforted. (IramP
ma bought her a beautiful Angnrn
kitten, but Mary Kiitherlne wu still
loyal to the loved and lost.
"See, dour," grandma said one d.iy.
stroking the thick yellow fur, "Isn't
this one much prettier than the other
Utile kitty V
Mary Kallierlne gulped and tier
brown eyee filled.
"Hut. grill rlie i; 1 '-red. "If
the Inside 01 n iat 11 uuntsl"
Kiinsii City Star.
Watch Your Weight
The best Index of good health, snys
the Knnsns City Times, la the weight.
Mothers know this nnd weljih their
babies regularly In order to be stir
that they are well. People who are
III usually lose weight. Hut It Is not
healthful to be overweight. Fat peo
ple bid lest resistant to disease. To
be too fut result In siralu upon the
heart. Watch your weight; keep It
ueur the average for your age and
height and yuu Will have good health.
I 1 1
"Ono of tho first siirns of the decay
of a town is when it cannot get up
or.thtiEiaim to sunnort a b .nd. Th
.Marion b.iml needs support, juoti
I oplo don't know it.
"in ou!r to keep thpmr.elves.up to
n.i!T tbo boys practic twice a week.
i rey pay a ilolier a montli out 01
tlitir on po.keti. This tint fair.
I'liev siiould n"t bo asked to do that.
Tito money r.oe to pay rent for a hall
n winch to practice, and otr.cr incl
"Who will pay tie yearly bic for
.. band boy? This paper will r
eive it for thorn. Fome of the boys
have r.ot l:.l.in;l in their dues. A
nod ir..py tf lhe::i work hard for
their monv. ,r.en they ret uehind
tl.cy do not feel lilte commit around
to prncti'' and th banil sulTen.
ljja.ty 01 in, imnu
"Only luct Armi.-.ticc I'ay our bard
hnd an olfrr to fo t inithcr town.
1 ney court have r' t " '"r the ilay.
I'liev Ituck to fl.i:- 1 They have
niwnya atuclc. .u c.i . . 13 st:rx to
"i rera l coon t) b n show put on
m t ;v,n a pa it or li:e proteeiia or
h!ch ro to t!ie band. Support that
e hen It rnma a'onr. If cu fo?l li!:e
Tiiprin.-r in to pav soma fellow s dues
."or a year, v. will bo glad ta hear
, V, ben the eampaifn hri hi.i lis
our.e. the Marion band w ill probably
') completely outfitted with quadruple
'.old-plati-d horns and uniforms with
eld braid thres inches wi le. Any-
vay, the people of Marion are aiurel
f band concerts this summer r.nd'nf
'lavinar a anappy band to liven up all
(heir days with music.
HORACE LIVER IGHT. publisher,
pi ly producer and lilcratrur. In a
letter he aayxi "1 want a little band
boy of my own. Inclosed find $12 to
pay one band boy'a dura for the year.
1'iclt aie I good one, one with good
hinue. Let him blow hard. You tell
that band boy that when a big day
riwifi m Marion, I want him to shine
his hhoes. comb bis hair, keep hia eyea
off the gir! ' ! r,n to it. Lordy, why
didnt I lc. 1 f ) blow a horn myself
M.krt t w.. ...... -.,.-1 I .U III.
nn. ..f , Iia M.i.lni, linn J ltnM.
IHcre'a to them." . , ..
Kamtriti Pauing of ftT
1 th "Good Old Timtf
I Time hgv changed and peopl
have grown so serious that the old de
light In holidays has vanished, Is tha
complaint voiced by the writer of an
editorial In Liberty Mngiiziua.
"April Pools' dny was one of the
bright spots of the year," points out
the editorial, "There was a brick un
der the but ; the stuffed pockethook
with the string tied 16 It. Ilrcakfast
muffins filled with cotton were a rare
jest, and ro win enndy shot through
with rnyenne pepper. It wu a louj
time anticipated and long remembered,
ns were SL Valentlne'a day, Christ
mas eve, Halloween, and the night be
fore the Fourth of July. On Thanks
giving we went to grandmother's house
and ate gorgeously. There aren't such
grandmothers any more, or such cran
berries. . "Christmas now mean bills to
meet," continue the disillusioned
writer, "Independence dny has been
mad a Snne Fourth. We no longer
get any fun out of April Fool' day.
Those unolIU'liil childish holiday were
a kind of possession peculiar to the
past They are not the same now. We
are grown up and serious, and time
,UT hangad." . I
1 v u -"n
Engineers ara now at work on
simplified photophona device suitable
for use la th home, which wilt mak
It possible, It Is
stated, to repro
duce "talking mov
ies" In tha home
very much as the
0 r d I a a r y radio
t- 'I I broadcast programs
f I are now being re-
f-f f I celved In mora
f! H I than l,.hl tnllllnn
y "j homes. Thl an
Jii nouncement wa
mad by General
M James O. Harbord,
President ot tha
Otn. j. a. Harbord Radio Corporation
ot America, at tha
f .-r-itloo of a new company to ba
1 us "it. C. A. Photophona, Incor
In discussing the formation ot tha
new ciwpany. General Harbord
pobf I ;U that although tha Radio
Corporation, General Electric and
Westlngbous bad been preparing tor
aereral years to market apparatua
aynchronltlng vole and music with
mitlon pictures, public- Introduction
of 'he apparatus had been delayed un
til the engineers had achieved "com
plete practicability" ao that It would
ba a simple to operate as a radio
aet, and, at the same time, highly per
fected. "Tha Photophona." aald General
Harbord "la both simple and practi
cal. The essential principle 1 th
recording of pictures and sound on
one film. While varloua methods have
been devised tor 'talking movies,' ex
perience haa shown that the most
practical I that ot recording pictures
and aound on tha same film. This
Is the method employed by tha Photo
phone. It la now possible to photo
graph the President ot the United
States vole aa weU as action and
to distribute films reproducing th
event throughout th country.
Uses and Operation
"Easily operated reproducing appa
ratus tor as In theatres, schools and
cbnrcbes will be nationally available.
An entire opera, musical comedy or
drama can be electrically recorded on
the film. Just as It la aeen and heard,
and then reproduced from th same
film. Whatever can b aeen or heard,
whether It la a nightingale alnglng or
n rm In'hittle. can now be record
ed and reproduced tor both th eya
and th ear. Moving picture dramas
with complete orchestral accompani
ment, or with music and speech, will
be available for nation-wide nse.
"Standard films without the aound
can be used without any change In
the machine. The only thing the op
erator has to do Is to close ona swlti U
when be Is projecting pictures wlt!i
Bound, and opea It when be doea not
want th sound. Any type ot 'talkln,;
film' can be ised In tha machine. Th"
type of sound reproducer to be useJ
will vary with the size ot the room In
which the picture ar to ba shown
The reproducer embodies some re
markable new developmenta In acous
tics. "Sight and hearing bar been the
two avenues ot approach to the hu
man mind tor education, religion and
entertainment Now one medium com
bines tbe appeal to sight and hearing
simultaneously, with universal acces
sibility and availability. The com-pU-le
practicability ot the new art has
already been demonstrated, and there
remained only tha need for an Intel))
goat and serviceable system ot manu
facture and distribution.
"Ona can only guoss at th many va
lued uses ot this invention a an in
strument for tha spread of knowledge,
for bringing th people ot tbe world
closer together, and tor th advance
ment ot civilisation."
Old Year Dead When
Harvest 1$ Gathered?
That the calendar by which w
count our days doe not fit in hur- -monlously
with the seasons la pointed
ont by an editorlul In Liberty Mugs
sine. "It has long been obvious," explains
lliv vwuu 1 ill. in,,, muiiiiig wv .....-
dar on tbe first of January Is all
wrong. The year ends with the har
vest, when the lust grain Is In, the
leaves are fallen, and the earth has
gone to sleep. The closing dny of
the calendar might well be that ona
on which we turn away from outward
thing and nsk about the chances of
having a little steam heat
"It Is unlikely on tbe whole, that
the calendar makers will agree to end
the year with the full and begin if
with the spring, aa Is meet nnd prop
er," concludes the editorial, "We must
take January 1 as the beginning of
the year because Julius Caesnr fixed It
that way and nobody has changeI It"
Mule Long Imprhoned
When his mule disappeared, Dim
Parllng, pioneer farmer of Nlxnn,
Texas, started a furflung search for
htm, without avail, even putting out
postcards with a reward for his re
turn. Two weeks later, he Iwppened
to cross a dry creek In the middle of
his pasture, and found the mule
wedged In between two banks In such
a way that he could not get out. Darl
ing procured help, and released tha
mule, which had not suffered much In
spite of bis long stay without food or
water. Indianapolis V.vtfm . 1