The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 28, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 23, 1917 Page: 2 of 10
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War Dooms Artificial
J ments have placed hun-
dreds of thousands of orders
with American makers ot
wooden limbs :: These scien
ti He substitutes for the flesh
and blood article are vast
improvement on old-
By ROBERT H. MOULTON
RTIFICIAL limb factor-
ies have been running at
double capacity since the
beginning of the great
war in Europe. Al-
though modern surgery
has advanced to such n
degree that the percent-
age of amputations now
necessary Is not nearly as
great as during our own
Civil war, the vast number of com-
batants engaged in the great battles
of today has resulted In the loss of
many tens of thousands of arms and
legs." No official figures have been
made public for any of the belligerent
nations, but it is estimated that at
least 175,000 soldiers have recovered
from their wounds minus at least a
leg or an arm. While the various
trades of war are all doing a booming
business some of the collateral Indus-
tries designed to overcome or amelior-
ate the havoc wrought by war are
equally busy. Not the least interest-
ing of these is the manufacturing of
artificial legs and arms.
Of the hundred or more American
artificial limb factories everyone has
been surfeited with orders, some large
ones having been placed by the Eng-
llsh and French governments while
many private orders have been re-
ceived from soldiers themselves.
Large shipments are continually being
made abroad, the Hritlsh blockade of
course restricting the sales to the sol-
diers of the allies. One pioneer Amer-
ican firm has completely equipped fac-
CXXS/:C> yb<J £>0 TZfAr
Wrr// y&cx3 iR&u-
It Will Equal Two Bushels for
Every Man, Woman and
Child in the Land.
-r-\ 111 I ire no privilege higher than the privilege
STAPLE FOODS TO AMES -yrrT-SS
_ « It f ^nl /irvl r^.nthO
Some of Them Are Highly Civilized,
But as a Body They Will Have
Nothing of Progress.
As n matter of fact, Albania Is a
network of mountain tribes "nd"r
hereditary chieftains, ench of whom is
Independent of the rest and of all the
world, and they do not want any
other form of Institutions. Any gener-
al government they regard as a limita-
tion of their Immemorial freedom.
They are natural fighters, and esteem
i.i Hi on the privilege
WOMAN COULD y
Restored to Health by LydU
E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Motto This Year Is "Eat a:i Apple and
Send a Biscuit"—Unusual Need
For Handling Crop—May Be
Short of Help.
The United States Is Uhout' to hnr-
' faiths and churches—Moslem, Cath
lie, Orthodox Greek, Moslems with
Christian customs and Christians with
Moslem customs, and in some tribe*,
in the same family, the boys are
brought up as Moslems and the girls
as Christians. With these people re-
llglon Is a mere incident The main
vest its great war crop of apples. It ,hlns is to be let alone. Only In
equals two bushels to every man, worn- j disposition and In their languag
an and child In the country. In order tlu,y UIlitod.
to send as much staple food as possl- | Yct theSe picturesque and free-spir
hie to our fighting allies, Americans , ,ted bnrbarians are the oldest, puiesi
are urged to use as many apples as ; and probably the handsomest repre-
posslhle. The motto this year Is: "Eat ; spntatlves of our race. In lineage they
an apple and send a biscuit." are the Aryan aristocracy of Europe
. rr.",'X I
Of Piickers' and careful preparations erthless wander over the «'ar^'nlj
must now'be made to see that this many ot them are engaged^todayln
i- -ill s'lfplv harvested and put blacking boots in Boston, 1 e f
Into storage Now Is ^he time to be- | - - Individually capable of
gin organizing picking crews in every j
go through life with a scarcely per
ceptlble limp, only their closest friends
knowing that they are legless. "Cor-
poral" James Tanner, former commis-
sioner of pensions and commander in
chief of the G. A. 11., would he an ab-
solutely helpless cripple without arti-
ficial legs, having lost both of his tegs
nearly at the knees after three oper-
ations, yet with his artificial limbs be
moves about with perfect dlgnltj.
General Dudley, also once commis-
sioner of pensions, who had hut one
leg, walked with only a slight limp
and many times in Washington so-
two and a quarter to four and a half
pounds, n vastly different thing from
the solid "peg-leg," Moreover it la
perfectly hinged at the knee and arti-
culated at the foot. The cost of such
a leg Is about $100, but it Is guaran-
teed for five years. Such a leg, which
must fit perfectly, cannot be turned
out like shoes by the million; each one
must be particularly, personally fitted.
Although machinery Is used In limb-
making, there is much exact hand
work necessary, for It is said that no
two amputations are exactly alike.
However, by making a plaster cast of
the stump and giving exact measure-
ments orders can be satisfactorily han-
dled by mail.
The United States government al-
lows Its legless and armless veterans,
In addition to their pensions, new arti-
ficial limbs every three years, and
since European governments will
doubtless carry out a similar policy, 11
seems unfortunately true that artl-
"" be assured
ficlal limb factories will
iety gracefully guided a fair partner j of busy times for many long years to
through the mazes of the waltz in a 1 come.
room full Of dancers. United States | There Is one man among the many
Senator M. C. Butler, Gen. Wade manufacturers of artificial 1 ™b*
Hampton, and many other men In pub- this country who can sympatl Use with
lie life have worn artificial legs unbe- the unfortunate soldiers of the l.uro
l'ao'vn to most people, but what Is „ean war who have los an arm or a
re remarkable, the best makes of leg. lie Is Joseph t. llang r of \ a h
artificial limbs will be found in use by lngton, D. C„ who owes his Present
the thousand by men engaged In hard ; success In life to the lo>s "faeg on
manual lahor, coal miners, firemen, j a* battlefield during the CM war.
horsemen, bicycle riders, house paint- Kp,st men would have Income dlscour-
er- and even railroad engineers and ,ge4 to have to battle their waj
hriikemen whose vocations require the j through life handicapped In this way
,|Unl'iv of no little agility, and duz- Wut, with a keen Insight to condition!
.. . i . l... • !...* fnxrlftln flrtnflirt
apple growing section. A survey of
the situation shows that the fanner
will need co-operation from business
men In the towns and cities round
about at which he trades, and which
have just as great an interest In this
crop as the farmer himself. This is
emergency organization work to be
taken up immediately by chambers of
commerce, boards of trade, state and
county councils of defense, and busi-
ness men generally.
The labor supply to harvest this
crop exists right in the cities adjacent
to the apple orchards In roost cases,
but the draft and demands of fac-
tories and railroads for labor have
disturbed the normal supply of work-
ers upon which the farmer usually
draws, and it is necessary to recruit
new kinds of workers. People who
have never regarded themselves an ap-
ple pickers may this year be asfcjd to
go to the orchards and help get in the
crop for patriotic reasons.
The organization work should take
the form of an immediate surviy of
labor resources to see where a pli-klng
force is to be recruited. Stores and
factories can often release clerk* and
workmen for this service if notified in
time. Families who would like a 'reek
two of vacation in the country with
civilization and education, well en-
dowed with brains, their native prefer-
ence for the wild nationless life of
their mountain home suggests a douot
whether they have not after all th
right Idea of Hfe-wl.ether the rest of
us, in modifying the purity of the
blood which these rude Sklpetars have
maintained so nobly, have not degen-
erated instead of risen, says the Bos-
ton Transcript. Why else, a cur ous
mind might ask, should the Albanians
placed In the most beautiful no k
Europe, facing the Adriatic sea, poised
between Rome and Constantinople
and Athens, have remained UUt^atf
barbarians through all the centuries,
never Hellenlzed. never Latinized
while at the same time they Pjserv' d
of the noblest characteilstlcs
and virtues of the race^jsolated they
Fulton, N. Y. — "Why will worret,
nay out their money for treatment and
K receive no benefit,
when so many hav
proved that Lydia
will make them
well? For over a
year I suffered to
from female weak-
ness I could hardly
stand and was
afraid to go on the
street alone. Doc-
tors said medicines
were useless and only an operation
would help me, but Lydia t. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound has proved it
otherwise. 1 am now perfectly well
and can do any kind of work. Mrs.
Nellie Phelps, care of R. A. Rider,
R F.D. No. 5, Fulton, N. Y.
We wish every woman who suffers
from female troubles, nervousness,
backache or the blues could see the let.
tors written by women made well by Ly.
dia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
If vou have bad symptoms and do not
understand the cause, write to the -
Lvdia E. Pinkham Medicine Co., Lynn,
Mass.. for helpful advice given free.
lngton, 1).C. Books frne. LUffca
est reioroiiceb. rututA,
Willie Wants to Know.
"Pa, what's a bookworm?"
"A man who loves books, my son."
"Then Is a man who loves fish a
have been, and very
some of their members have become.
But of progress they will ha\e n
When one Is filled with Ills and
groans, when one lias cares and aching
bones, when every scene presen to
view but woes and bills far overdue, in
short when all the world's a place of
fretfulness and sorry case, then what d
solace one can find if he will only call
to mind the words that someone used
to say, "This too will only pass away.
light, healthy outdoor work at «"tllfac- ^t0 have the proper ring, a
tory wages, may also be induced i comfort they can bring and
join the picking army. It has been sug- h P , b rt drear they
gested that the schools might be open- | whentte day i. dr^ the pnr; wh(,n
SOME BIRDS AND THEIR PREY
Has Been Known to
Stone as Slaughter Block .
Which to Break Snail Shells.
torles not only In six large
cities, but has found It necessary to in all these walks
establish branches in London ami
Paris, all working night and day in an j
endeavor to meet the abnormal de-
It Is somewhat of a coincidence that
the crippled soldiers of France should J
depend for their best artificial limbs j Thrush
upon the product of American skill :
constructed principally of English wil-
low. In spite of the fact that the fath- j
er of real surgery was a Frenchman,
Ambrolse Pare. It Is true that Hip-
pocrates, the great Greek surgeon, who
lived 2.000 years before Pare, per-
formed amputations, but only n smnll
percentage of the patients survived the
shock. Pare's greatest work come on
the battlefield some !!00 yenrs ago, | neighborhood betray
where he performed dozens
tlons which advanced the knowledge
ens of cases are on record where men j brought on by that terrible conflict,
f life have lost not | Mr. Hanger, after making bis own ar-
on,. but both legs. tittclal leg. started Into the business
The best artificial leg weighs from | In a small way.
districts where shelled snails
are abundant It Is no rare thing to
come across a stone utllizedasn
slaughter block by some l' rt>cu
thrush. Even If lb.' bird Is not
caught In the act, numerous brolu n
and empty shells scattered in the
the place where
of the slug was too thick and coarse
to be palafable, and that the thrush
was simply endeavoring to dash out
the edible portions within, or that it
was attempting to render the tough
skin more tender by n method analo-
gous to the domestic "batting of-a
A Sculptor's Error.
Whenever there Is a military parade
In Washington, D. C., and the soldiers
or others who have had military expe-
rience are In the vicinity of the magni-
ficent statue «f General Sherman,
which stands just south of the treas-
I, UCIUHUUI"'"'- • - i • K
f opera- i the mollusks have been done o t ■
lowledge The jne1'1'"1 stmn from I ury, there Is sure to be comment on
of stir-MTv more than It had been for-1 ls , ln untU the shell the blunder which the sculptor made
warded since the beginning of t me , a height ti SUc, ulent body In connection with the equipment "t
SsMES —" - -
verb s were made when the oil was ferent end
omitted and the patients were handled of a stone, at
carefully and cleanly, thus bringing r nine vh '« « « bus„ „0cupled.
about the first step toward modern which a tlir
iseptic surgery. Yet while surgeons | Field glasses
In the depths
vood an observer
The blanket roll, which Is properly
carried over the left shoulder by sol-
diers, is here shown over the right
shoulder, where, as even the small
boys know nowadays. It would inter-
fere with the gun.—Popular Science
learned how to>
made evident that not ti I Monthly,
nail but a common black slug was j
cut off legs
This he grasped by the
from the Greeks down
s and arms without killing his captiv ,i« t,lric It re-!
U< little was accomplished tin-1 middle wUh hupon I
•nt generation ln replacing peat >dl> \Mtn
embers. Egyptian hlero- the stone, wlienc
glvphlcs show one of the lesser known I bounded, only to
of the l'hnraos, who had suffered the mered once mori. . ..
OS Of his legs. Struggling about with Subsequent ^
blocks of wood held In bis hands, nut stone revealed with «h t
the street fakirs of today. Even \ ,,peration had been carr ed nut. But
lid not appear until the what of Us purpo . . ^ ^ ^
and the crude shell to be brok . .
thrush simply u kill its
prey, but the fact that thrushes .wa -
low wriggling worms without hi slta-
enders this explanation Improb-
lt Is more likely that the skin
not until after the time
The artificial limb of today Is some-
thing of a marvel. Many men with a tlon
le* eff below or even ahovo the knee | able
Several North Stars.
In the known course of history there
hove been several successive north j
it occasionally r. | stnrs. When the great pyramid of
be caught and ham- Cheops was built Alpha Draconls wan
I north star, and the Kuyptlan astrou- !
omers made a northward, sloping pnsa
ago several hundred fi t long, front i
:i place deep under the base of the py j
ramld straight through its vast mam,
of masonry, and this served them M i
no immense telescope tube, without n j
glass, for observing their sentinel In
the sty. The present North Stkr Is •
huge sun, between fifty and one hu«
i dred times brighter Oitin oui-s.
putting one over on cow *
Japanese Solve Problem by Extensive
Use of Artificial Milk Derived
From Soy Bean.
The milk problem Is by way of be-
ing solved ln Japan, where cows are
scarce, by an extensive use of arti-
ficial milk derived from the soy bean.
First, the Japanese soak the brans,
then boll them until the liquid turns
white, when they add Rugar and phos-
phate of potush. The boiling is re-
sumed until a fluid results very similar
in consistency and appearance to ordi-
nary condensed milk. When water is
added soy milk Is hardly to be dis-
tinguished from fresh cow s milk.
In composition also the artificial
milk Is almost like genuine milk. Its
proteins, fats and sugars are In very
nearly the same proportion, although,
of course, they are wholly vegetable ln
Whether the substitute Is equal to
real cow's milk as a form of nourish
ment Is not quite clear, for mush of
the value of milk as a food comes
from the enzymes or vltamlues it con-
tains. The Jnpanese, however, declare
that it serves all the purposes of
cow's milk, and thnt It has the advan-
tage of being less liable to infection
when properly and carefully manufac-
Hint to Home Gardeners.
Fix your ground right; you can't
raise potatoes and Bermuda grass and
tin cans and ashes In the same row.—
ed later this year so that boys and girls
can be sent to the orchards, but this
will not be necessary in all cases. One
very good source of pickers can be
found among the women's organiza-
tions of this country.
Much is heard about the scarcitj of
labor, but there is not as great a scar-
city as most people Imagine. Workers
upon whom the farmer depends in or-
dinary times have simply been shifted
Into other occupations, and war conJl-
tions demand that business men step
ln, locate other classes of workers who
can be shifted to the orchards for this
emergency and s'-e that the fanner has
plenty of help.
The principles of careful fruit pick-
ing are very simple, and easily under- I
stood. If the farmer can start with
two or three experienced pickers and j
spend a little time explaining good
picking methods to his volunteers he
should get excellent results, for these
volunteers, while new to the work, will
also be people of good average Intelli-
gence, arid the war emergency will ap-
peal to their Interest so that they will
be more than ready to help harvest the
Apple growers are advised to get in
touch with the business organizations
in their nearest town, ask that help be
given in securing pickers and report
the number of pickers needed by them-
selves. One of the greatest difficul-
ties in organizing harvest hands for
any crop is that of gathering accurate
information as to how many helpers
are needed on each farm and in each
township. For lack of such informa-
tion it very often happens that one
township will be handicapped because
It is without sufficient helpers and a
t,,-.msbio twenty-five or thirty miles
away will have a surplus of workers.
lJy ascertaining In advance just how
many workers will be needed in each
locality, business organizations will be
i able to recruit a sufficient force and
I there will be neither scarcity nor sur-
I plus In any section.
This year's apple crop calls for spe-
cial methods of handling. The size of
I the crop makes It necessary to send
only the first-class fruit to market and
to see that all seconds and culls are
sold In bulk around home or worked
up Into by-products. There must bo
great care to see that apples are not
exposed to the heat or outdoors aftrr
picking, but are properly housed in
temporary storage places on the fann
and carefully cooled. The scarcity of
pickers will probably make It neces-
sary to pick and house the crop first
and grade and pack it afterwards. Full
directions for handling the fruit will
be published later.
The great big task ImmedlaUly
ahead Is that of securing a plckUg
force, and In this work the business
man and tho farmer nre cooperating
i,, nn extent never known before. This
is war crop. It will be harvested
with a war organization.
In a wretched circumstance they may
not make you sing and dance, they
may not fill you full of glee and make
you joyful as can be, they may not
seldom fall to please. So when you | /,
have no shirts to wear or when you re
losing all your hair or when you're
filled with aches and moans or when
you can't collect from Jones, when you
are weak with toothache's Ills and
when you cannot meet your bills, when
all the weary world's askew and you,
In short, are really blue, here Is the
little piece to say: "This too will soon
pass away."—Illinois State Iteglster.
IMITATION 13 SINCEREST FLATTERY
but like counterfeit money the Imita-
tion has not the worth of the rlgln*l.
Insist on "La Creole" Hair Dresslnj-
it's the original. Darkens your hair la
the natural way, but contains no djfc
fortunes made in cotton
Imperial Valley of California, a De«er
Fifteen Years Ago, Is Now Great
Field of White.
In tho Imperial valley of California
they are making fortunes raising cot-
ton tills year—sudden dramatic for-
tunes. Everything about the Imperial
valley seems to have the dramatU
qunllty; its story would make a good
moving picture. In 1000 It was a blis-
tering desert where a buzzard could
scarcely live. And then the govern-
ment harnessed the Colorado river and
the desert was veined with lrrlgatlnj
canals, and plowed and planted, awl
for the first time since tho primordial
Hoods subsided, a tint of green and
growing things spread over tha vu
A Frequent Result.
"Ah, Mr. HowWns," said Ilrown
to a wealthy merchant, "I believe a
poor boy named Willis sought your as-
sistance twenty years ago and you
were very kind to him! You gave
him food and sound advice, a suit of
clothes and a half dollar, and dis-
patched him on his way rejoicing,
lie told you at the time that you
never would regret your kindness. Am
I right?" "Yes, you are," replied Mr.
Ilowkins. "lie said," Brown went on,
"that If he prospered he would see that
vou never had occasion to regret your
"kindness to a poor struggling lad."
"Gracious!" exclaimed Mr. Howklns,
"It sounds like a fairy tale ! Why, you
must have seen him I" "I have," said
Brown, "and he sent a message to you."
"What is it?" Mr. Ilowkins asked ex-
pectantly. "He told me to tell you
that he would like another half dol-
lar," replied Brown.
Cotton arrived ln 1906. It cam# ti
the shape of a box of seed under 0*
seat of a farm wagon driven by I
Texas homesteader. He asked wli]
they didn't raise cotton thereabout!
and they said because it wouldn t gro*
And so, being from Texas, which I
something like Missouri, ho planted hi
little store of cottonseed, and it cam
up nnd opened Its snowy bolls to a
wonderment of all beholders. Furth«
more, the next year It came up an
bore again without another planting.
The Texan's little cotton field sprei
like a drop of butter on a hot pan.
clothed the barrenness of the desert!
Its fleece. And It brought to the n*
who owned the land more hard in
dollars than ever they had seen
fore. There are !W),000 acres of cott
In the Imperial valley this year ■
there are going to be many more ni
year. And even better than the C
ton crop is the human crop, which ti
desert has borne; for It Is peopled
men who own their own fanna •
The only man who doesn't mak<
fool'of himself occasionally Is the <
hat nature saved the trouble.
The business politicians were dis-
cussing the uplift.
"How does Jones stand politically?"
"Oh!" exclaimed the other. "He's
"How Is be Impossible?"
"Why, the man's a howling radical;
he's practically . anarchist."
"I heard that he advocated the pub-
lic ownership of public utilities, but 1
didn't understand that—"
"Public ownership? He's daft about
It. Why, the man even believes In thu
public ownership o£ legislatures I"—
"Smith Is n remarkable man," said
"What Is so remarkable about
him?" asked Jones.
"Why, he can sing the whole of
the 'Star-Spangled Banner' from mem-
ory," replied Brown.—Cincinnati En-
Creditor—I shall call upon you ev-
ery week until this bill Is paid?
Hardlelgh—Then there seems to bo
every probability of our acquaintance
'ripening luto friendship.—l'uck.
on the famil;
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