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About The Ione independent. (Ione, Or.) 1916-19?? | View Entire Issue (Feb. 7, 1930)
I If a Bird Flys in the Window
By H. IHVINQ KINU
iVICS, fntlort." mid man to
tht writer the other day. "I
know we would The flrst diiy we
opened the shop bird flew in at the
window. I told my partner then we
would never mnke go of It"
Let anyone Investigate and be will
be surprised how mnny people of hie
acquaintance bellovs that a bird fly
lug In at window bring bud luck.
Here we hnvs a survival from the
dim ehndowy duys of old. Tour re
elected ancestor, Rtnnehatchot prob
ably fi'lt ai perturbed when a bird
llcw Into ble cave ai you do when one
files Into your drawing room. Primi
tive man considered everything with
rolutlon to liliiieulf and whut be could
nut understand be wni suspicions of.
lllrda could fly he cnuld not. There
fore there waa something lupernaturul
nlmut birds he hi unci f representing
the natural. When a bird, for no ap
parent reason, violated the rules and
came flying Into his cave something
was wrong. It was unusual and the
unusual puuled and scsred the primi
Here we got the origin of s bird
superstition which survives In Its
original form unto this day) modified
in sums cases, though, by other super
stitions which gradually gathered
about birds. Thus In some sections a
bird flying Into a room Is contldcred
to be, or to symbolise, a soul come for
another soul and thus to portend
death. This comes from the Idea
which grew up among some tribes of
the transmigration of souls Into birds.
Also primitive man became obsessed
with the Ides that birds somehow Id
Heated the future. The early name
for the chief of the llo-nan ensure
was Auapex, "The Observer of Birds."
ffhs word augur Itself which means
not only one who prAllcts but slso
Do You Think You 'Know It All"?
By JEAN NEWTON . .
DO YOU know ths mesnlng of
"psycho! ermlnallty V
Nobody else does, either. There's
no such word.
Hut ask that question of ten of your
friends and see how mnny start to
"bum" and "ha" snd flab snout for
oine kind of a definition that Is a
F SUPERSTITIOUS q
HI HAS HEARD THAT
If s girl his one button, or five
(hump, little hurt, bounce with Joy
for It's a sign she will merry a rich
(A by MoClur Ntiwpr eradicate.)
"Movies" Coldly R.c.l.d
The auillenre at the first "moving
picture" ahow was apparently enclei
ths Impression that they were a trick
advance of some kind In shadow
grnpliy. which was then very popular
The first movie suillenre was even
more crltlenl than s modern first-night
crowiL and did not even deign to applaud.
ill M u e
Crippled Dog Uses Wheelchair a
Aw ,- J ' , . j. r a, -oMr
".Im kle," pel of s Unllna (Texas) ftimlly, recently run over by un auto
irii'Mle, pulling hiuiaelf along the "road to recovery" In a whcvlcbulr con
trillion built eapecliilly for hint
tlx act of predicting though of un
certain origin tins been thought by
mnny phllnloglitf to com from
combination of two words meaning
(IS br MoClure N tin Syndlcata.1
By Douglas Malloch.
THIS preacher bad not always
That there's I heaven beyond the
And then serosa my screen she moved.
And healed my wounds, and bid my
I knew her mothering awhile j
Hhe mothered sll the men she met;
And all men her Madonna smite
Because her company was peace,
And dignity her locks -of gray,
The littleness of life would cease,
And thoughts of bsts would pass
And even now, when passions stir.
When men grow sngry, ss men will,
They only need to thluk of ber,
And all Is stllL
And now they tell Dl she Is gone.
"Clone whereT our hungry beurts
And every man's besrt answers "On"
for so much goodness could not die.
Tea, If I doubted beaven before.
That there was heaven for men like
I know there must be something more
For such si she.
(A III. lxulu Msllock
good guess, or rather a good bluff.
A largo percentage wllL They are
the ones who haven't yet acquired the
poise to admit that there Is something
they do oot know. And I am sorry
to say It, the proportion of those who
fnll Into your little trsp will probnbly
be greater smong women than smong
men. For while many women think
as straight as sny man, women In
general cannot match men In general
when It comes to the faculty of think
ing straight of catling a spade a
spade, snd of not trying to fool them
selves. The sversge man when naked
about something that he does not
know will more readily admit thai be
does not know than the average wom
an. Hhe will he more Inclined to bluff
It out, oot so much from motives of
dishonesty as from a penchant for
Wlih reference to thla art of bluff
ing, certain tests were made recently
si the University of Cincinnati In
which the students were asked to de
fine words that did not exist, to place
quotations from 8hakeseare which
were made op for the occasion, to
dealgnate the authors of certain books
which had never been written. And
the teats revealed that the freehmen
bluffed the mm! and seniors ths least,
thnl the least hlultlng waa done by
students who ranked highest academ
ically, the highest record for exKa1
tlons on non-exlalent subjects coming
from those whose genersl record st
college was lowest .
Thnt, of courae, brings us back to
the old atory that the person who
knows most knows when be does not
know. Only the fool "knows It sll."
A girl complained to me that the
old women In her funilly were oppres
sive In their Insistence In "knowing
It all," even In matters that were en
tirely foreign to them. Hhe eaked me
If this were a quality common with
old people. If It Is, In my opinion,
they are old people who have gone
Sterile mentally, whose minds hsve
atrophied. Otherwise they would not
have this quality In common with
those who never had snythlng to give
mentally. Old people whose mlndi
are atiung and active are ths last ones
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pany of Milwaukee by the Johnson Aeroplane company of Del ray, Fin. Jesse C. Johnson has converted the plane
Into so experimental helicopter by providing horizontal 1 8-foot propellers for each wing, In addition to the front
prop. The wing props are driven by shafts from a motor In the fuselage and causa the plane to rlao and land
Teaching Children to Eat Proper Food
By NELLIE MAXWELL .
It la not what we read, bat what wt
ramambar, (hat makaa as laarnad. It
Is not wbal we Inland, but what ws
do, that makM as useful. It Is not a
taw taint wlahas, but a llfalong etrua
(la, that makas ue valiant Msnry
THE problem of getting tht chil
dren to eat with tolerance and en
joyment, the food which they should
eat. Is the wsll of tbonsands of moth
ers. When the allotted amount of milk
cannot be enjoyed as milk. It must be
camouflaged In custards, puddings,
sauces snd various dishes.
In the world to be guilty of "knowing
It sll." For one of tht compensations
of old age, healthy old age. Is Its
tolerance. Its understanding. Its real
e b tha Ball BrkOlcata. Id.)
Ilamealashen, three-cornered cakes
contain poppy seed mixed with sugsr
and honey. Jews serve the cakes on
Purlin In commemoration of the down
fall of I la men, wbo conspired against
Ulic Children's (Conner DOBOTHV EDMONDS
"When I looked again where father
bad stood alone, there clung four men.
They started scrambling over the
rocks to the house. One fell snd was
picked op snd carried.
"With a kind word my mother left
me and ran down stairs. Ths wind
waa still blowing hnrd. and It bad he
gun to rain again. All I dared think
about waa the belt I had to keep on
striking It, whatever happened. Ton
know It'a part of lighthouse keep
er's duty never to give up. I was a
lighthouse keeper's son snd this was
my first test
"I kept on striking the bell, twice
every minute, making sure the clangs
were loud snd even. It seemed sges
before I heard the door open, snd my
father appeared, lie waa dripping
wet and water waa running even from
bis beard, but be looked happy.
" Ttun along now and get warm,' he
anld to me. And be thanked me for
"I was quite speechless as ! climbed
down the stairs Into the kitchen. On
the threshold ! psused. Around the
table sat three strange men. My
mother was filling their cups from a
teaming pot How big I felt when I
sat. with them to drink my hot milk I
! wanted to listen to their talk, but
the sudden warmth made me sleepy
snd their voices came to me through
a bare of dreamy comfort As I wns
carried off to bed I remember think
ing, 'What things I will hsve to tell
to Jane In the morning I'
"The next morning I wanted to he
up bright and early to be sure to see
the men before they went sshore. My
fiulier was to row them over In the
dory, becnuse they couldn't stay long
In the lighthouse. There wouldn't be
enough food to go around. Light
house keepers were allotted Just so
much a year for each person snd none
for guests. Most of our supplies came
from a little village a few mile) away
on the other aide of the headlnnd.
My father rowed over for them once
or twice a week In the dory. I knew
he wns planning to go thnt day be
cause our food supply had become low
(urlng the stormy weuther.
Bplnach. carrots, chard, brocolll and
other of the leafy vegetables, must,
If the children learn to like them, be
dressed to appeal to eye snd tsste,
Kstherlne Norris In one of ber In
teresting novels has clever grand
mother serve torrae satad to ber
family, which tbiy learned to enjoy
before they knew U was carrot
Grated carrot Is so good ss a snlad
and may be added to almost any com
bination. They are especially good In:
Take one package of lemon Jello,
add a cupful of boiling water and a
cupful of the pineapple Juice. When
cool atlr to a cupful of fresh raw
grated carrots. Do not grind them ss
It lesves them either too dry If put
through the peanut butter knife, or
In email chunks If a coarser knife Is
used. Add one-half cupful of finely
diced and drained pineapple, the
same of tender diced celery. Beaaon
with salt a dash of cayenne and mold.
Serve with a highly seasoned mayon
When fresh spinach cannot he ob
tained there are many brands of fine
spinach on the market. Do not waste
the liquid over It; serve It as a sauce
or In gravy for meata.
Milk being the food substance thnt
la almost a perfect food, should be
the evening meal with bread for the
small chllil There Is apparently no
food which can serve so well as a
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW
(Ptrk out th following features)
Ankh, tha emblem ot Ufa.
Woodan Haad Raat.
"As soon ss I was dressed I ran out
Into the kitchen. Itehlnd the light
house I heard voices. Everybody wns
there gathered about the dory which
lay on Its side like a wounded thing,
a huge hole turn In the bottom. The
storm had torn It from Its moorings
nnd pounded It agnlnst the rocks.
I'iiIcks we could nii'iid It we were
stranded there until some passing
bont enme within halting dlstunce.
That whs not likely to hnppcn very
aoon. The waters nhout the light
house were so trenrherous that most
bonts did not venture near.
"They aenrched the lighthouse for
something with which to mend the
bont. Hut the hole was too big. After
a hopeless attempt to make the dory
seaworthy with mnkoshlft materials,
the men gave up, and settled them
selves peacefully In the sun to reat
after their strenuous nlyht.
"Jane and I were not at all dis
pleased with the situation. To be
stranded on a lonely rock, and faced
with the danger of starving was an
adventure. And besides It wns not
often thnt we bad three people all at
ones to talk to. They allowed us odd
basis for the diet of the health
Whole Whest Scones.
Mis one-half cupful of cold cooked
oatmeal with one-foortn cupful of
milk, on tabiespoonful of softened
butter, one teaspoonful of sugar, one
fourtb teaspoonfol of salt one well
beaten egg and one-half cupful of
whole wheat flour sifted with a tea
spoonful of baking powder. Bake in
(CO. ii:a. WMra Nnrapaper Caloa.)
What Does Your ChHd
Want to Know c
WHAT MAKES THE FIRE GO OUT?
It diea from lack ot oxygen
To keep It burning bright
Or heat to help the coal combine
With oxygen so light
floblat of Lotua Dealcn.
8cara.be or baatlae (charm for pro
Status ot Oelrls.
Paople carrying effarlnf.
trinkets they had gathered In all parta
of the world. They delighted us with
stories of desperate encounters with
savages, of shipwrecks nnd strange
"Just In the middle of our excite
ment Kutlier canto from further con
ference about whnt should be done.
Mother, he suld, hnd made two flags of
a piece of white cloth nnd a piece of
red Joined together, and tacked to the
end of a stick. We were to take turns
watching from the tower. As soon as
a boat wus sighted my fattier would
uiie the flags to wlg-wug the signal of
dirtress mm the balcony of the light'
house while somebody else struck the
bell. If this did not succeed In at
tracting the attention of the crew the
only thing we could do was to wait
for the next boat and try aguln.
"One of the fishermen, a good-nn-
tured, bearded Norwegian named Eric
was given first watch, and as s special
favor June and I were allowed to be
his assistants. '
"I was thinking, Eric waa dozing,
and June playing about his foct, when
suddenly she pointed. 'Look, a boat I'
(To Re Continued.)
Toting Cohen bsd visited relatives
Father How did they treat yon tn
Soo Fine, They Invited me to
lunch every day. On day Cncle Isaac
said I must din with Unci Solomon
and ths next day Uncle Solomon said
I was to dins with Unel Isaac.
SPEAKING OF FIGURES
"Why do I see eon welkins so much
"So von Ye redoMnff. bf Tall ma
. - - ,
what are yon reducing f
They say Bill Sbskaapaare coolant writ
The piaye last sound so rare.
Aad still tha varloua erltlca flgbt
And eld Bill doaao't care.
City Slicker Is this milk from con
Fsrmer (thoughtfully) Well, to tell
the truth, they slnt seemed so con
Urn, what do you suppose Is an
"Well, nears I kin make out It's
these dum fool questions people ssk."
"It's terrible the number of mur
ders we read about these days," re
marked the Thoughtful One.
"Hob P growled lb Grouch, "con.
stderlng the number of people wbo
leave the radio on while yon are try
ing to carry on conversation It Is
surprising there are not more."
Testers at Work
Ths business men were talking ova
"Well, old Johnson has growu gray
haired In my service."
"Poob. I've got a girl with me who
has grown yellow, brown and red
haired In my servlco."
Probably Batter Paying
"I hear Briefless Is going to marry
s millionaire's daughter."
"Will he give up the Isw budnesar
"Oh. yes; he's going Into ths son-
In-lsw business Instead." Stray
First Wooden Soldier Us dont
teem to be very Intelligent
Second Wooden Soldier No, he's
regular blockhead I
he played the uknlale.
While I chaneed a tire
It didn't balp me any
It )uat aroueed my Ire.
Interpreting the Law
Wadren (to prisoner) Ton sny yon
want a key. What In thunder are yoa
going to use It fort
Inmate I want to sleep borne at
night I was only sentenced to Sfi
days In Jail.
Aa Old Crouch " -"John,
I saved $10 toduy." '
"At a bargain sale."
"I thought so. The place to ssvsj
money Is a bank."
"Toi made a bud break In alluding
to that womun aa an old ben."
"She must be somebody. I see ins
has been Invited to lay a corner
stoue." Time Payment Plan
Ilrown tells ms he's got S nous
full of period furniture."
"That's quits right, lis his It fm
S period then the Installment peoplt
cows snd fetch It away again." "