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! hiT. ADAMS SUN- FRIDAy, APRIL 7, 1939 Skillful in Sports,Music? ].. $1.000.O00BELL " It&apos;s Only Animal Instinct 'Pursuit Oscillator' Charts Jade Treasure Adorns Course of Hands and Eyes Home of Pittsburgh Man  PITTSBURGH.--A $750,000 collec- !i ! .... :i .............. i. While in Action. tion of Chinese art treasures stands  . : :ii:i> ":@!!iii:! iZ: .... ::'.  :ZI ! : casually on tables in the home of a ! CLEVELAND. -- A psychologist retired Pittsburgh business man. ::z!: .... ..,,@':i: :: . trying to find out how people learn Jade bowls, two of them forming : : iii:.:.:::::i : skillinsports, musicandtrades, re- one sixth of the total known treas- iii ports that it's the animal in them. ures of this type, porcelain vases .'.:;z::: ........ - !iiii! Roland C. Travis, associate pro- and delicate ivory carvings, finer fessor of psychology at Western Re- than most museums can boast, are serve university, used animals that owned by George H. Taber, retired are blind, yet, strangely, can see, oil company executive. to learn that skill develops when the In an upstairs room of his home old "animal" part of the brain is stands a table holding delicately " :i::: ;.. i put to work with the new "intellec- carved jade screens and bowls. An iiib::s. Ji!i ." tual" part. incense burner, filling the room with "The old brain," he explained, "is its heavy odor is the "whitest, pur- that which we have in common with est piece of jade ever imported into our animal ancestors. On this part, this country," Taber said. =========== ==========.===============<==s=====:===== impressions of the long period of ev- Value, however, is not Taber's cri- olution are believed to have been re- terion of' his collection. He said he Using 11,600 cultured pearls, 366 corded, collects Chinese treasures as he diamonds and more than 6 pounds "The new part is the thinking would books, because of the enjoy- of silver, Japanese craftsmen of brain, developed most thoroughly in ment he gets nevrStUdyingfrom them. Tokyo have created this copy of the man." Taber has been to China. Pnerlean //berry bell for exhibition It seems that many of man's ira- He formed the hobby when he was at the New York WorM's fair. The pulses, which have to be controlled a small boy. bell is valued at $1,000,000. or inhibited, come from the old brain. ,, ,, Peter Rabbit Joins in Search Professor Travis took some ani- mals and removed the visual centers o,,00o o, F F ight d Littl M This operation, he found, made them or r eRe e ouse flounder about, bumping into walls and furniture. " By THORNTON BURGESS "But when a light was swung back  ANNY MEADOW MOUSE was and forth in front of their faces the animals could follow it with their  almost crazy. Yes, sir, Danny was almost crazy. So was Nanny eyes," he said. "A/though blind as Meadow Mouse. Little Mite, the far as their conscious minds were concerned, they were seeing with smallest and smartest of their four their old brain, the cub-cortical re- babies, was nowhere to be found. No gion, which serves very primitive one knew what had become of him. creatures to find their way about." They looked in every hiding place Professor Travis then found that they could think of in the pile of old human beings have both conscious cornstalks where their home was, and they called and called. Then it and unconscious seeing facilities, was that either Teen, Weeny, or "If the eyes followed a swinging Midget, I don't know which, told light," he said, "they moved at a rate of 60 degrees a second. The Danny how Mite had said that some day he would slip away and see the motion from left to right always Great World. and how Mite often was smooth. The motion is involun- tary, and is governed by the old brain." He found that when a person moved his eyes voluntarily across the page of a book or some other field of vision, the eyes moved more speedily--300 to 500 degrees a sec- ond. No matter how hard the sub- ject tried, he could not move his . eyes in a smooth, unbroke motion. They always jerked. Hands Used in Tests, "The hands in their first crude of- forts at golf or typing," ProfeSsor Travis learned, "are like the eyes in their voluntary motions." He demonstrated his conclusion by rigging up a device he calls the "pursuit oscillator," which charts ,..te .,- the band's course as it tries to fob low a haphazardly moving button He was all out of breath when he with a pointer. It also charts the found Peter Rabbit. course of the eyes as they follow the button, had slipped out from under the corn- "The motion of the eyes, being in. stalks and explored Danny's private voluntary," he said, "follows the Iitt/e paths for a/ittle way, a/though button perfectly, without any prac- he had been forbidden to. Then rice. But it is very difficult for the Danny was sure that little Mite had hand to follow the button and make run away, and though he wouldn't many false attempts, like the first have had Nanny know it for the attempts at golfing, typing, or play- world, he didn't have the least bit ing a fiddle." of hope of ever seeing Mite again. On experiments with 100 students, You see, he knew all about the sharp Professor Travis found that the eyes of hungry neighbors all the hand needed six trials before it op- time watching for careless Meadow crated as perfectly as the eyes. Mice, and he knew that little Mite Then, he concluded, there was com- didn't know how to fool them. plete cooperation between the old So Danny told Nanny not to worry and new brains, and that he would go look for Mite and bring him home. anny said that she would try not to worry, but, POPE BLESSES U.S. of course, she couldn't help worry- ing some. In fact, she worried ter- ribly, but she tried to hide it from Danny as he started off to look for the lost baby. Now, Danny hadn't the least idea where to look. He knew that probably little Mite had started off along one of the private little paths, but there were many, very many, private little paths, and, of course, Danny didn't have the least idea which one to take. So he ran along one, then an- other, and another, all the time call- ing in his funny little squeaky voice for Mite. Every few steps he would stop to listen for a reply. But not once did he hear a reply. The tea. son was that he was going in quite a diifeent direction from the one taken by his lost baby. "Oh, dear, if only I could be in several places at the same timel" cried Danny. And then he thought of something. Why not get help? Of course, that was the thing to do. He would run over to the dear Old Briar Patch and ask Peter Rabbit to help hunt for little lost Mite. To After a recent private audience think is to do with Danny Meadow with Fopo Flus XII, Cardinal Mun- Mouse, and he started right away deletn of Cfleago stated that the for the dear Old Briar Patch. He new pontiff "considers the faitlLl was all out of breath when he found back borne among the dearest In the Peter Rabbit. Peter shook his head world." The pope imparted his reprovingly. apostolic blessing in English, speel- "Don't you know that you ought lying that it extended "to America not to run so on a hot day?" and your families." "Yes," panted Danny, "but I lust had to. Oh, Peter, will you help me find my little Mite?" Peter looked at Danny very hard. "What's that?" said he, putting a hand behind an ear, as if to make sure of hearing better. "Please, please don't waste any time, Peter, but hurry and help me find my l os.babyl" begged Danny. Peter moxecl more puzzled than ever. "Your little Mite! Your baby/ What under the sun are you talking about, Danny Meadow Mouse? Are you crazy?" he demanded. Then for the first time Danny re- membe_red that Peter knew nothing about Nanny or the family of four beautiful babies- Teeny, Weeny, Midget and Mite. He had kept his secret so well that no one knew any- thing about it. Now the secret was" out, for Peter wouldn't be able to keep it to save him, no matter how hard he might try. Danny sighed. Then he told Peter all about it. Peter listened with eyes wide open with surprise. When Danny reached the part about little Mite and how he had run away, Peter patted him gently on the shoulder. "Don't you worry, Danny," said he. "We'll find him all right. I know all about it. You remember how last year ray little Pete was lost. But he came out safe and sound, and so will Mite. Now, I'm going to start right away to look for him. You go back and look among your private little paths and I'll hurry around outside. If he has come outside someone will be sure to have seen him." With that off started Peter, /ip- perty-lipperty-lip, to help look for lit- tle Mite Meadow Mouse. @ T. W. Buress.WNU Service. Same Marshal Retained By Town for 47 Years LOUISVILLE, OHIO,- For 47 years Frank Guittard has been mar- shal here, and he still believes as he did when he started as a young man of 27. Marshal Guittard says: "You don't have to be hard boiled to make an arrest." Townspeople evidently agree with him for he has been elected to office 25 consecutive times. ] I ,trge .Houses Often Difficult To Redecorate By BETTY WELLS t/r E'VE just moved into a big, rambling farm house," writes Mrs. Floyd J., "and it has me down. I would appreciate your help in furnishing it. The living room, dining room and hall all open to- gether through wide arches. They all need to be papered and I want new curtains and draperies for all the windows. Woodwork in hall and living room is varnished--in the din- ing room, it's painted white. "For the living room, I have a piano, a rust sofa and club chair, a blue mohair wing chair, two floor lamps with beige shades, a gray and blue rug. What other furniture would you suggest? What slip cov- ers? The room is 14 by 17 feet. It is rather gloomy. I enclose a dia- gram. How would you arrange it? "The dining room is bright and sunny. It has walnut furniture with chairs upholstered in blue. What do you think of linoleum rugs for m------=4 A plan for a room with very little wall space. dining rooms? They are so practical and yet don't seem quite nice enough for my furniture. What would you advise?" I rather think I'd have all these three rooms papered in a light creamy yellow, with all white wood- work. And then gray rugs for hall and dining room. A good marblized or jaspe linoleum would be all right in the dining room if it is laid for- really with an inlaid border, but I wouldn't use the oil cloth type of rug. I believe a two-tone all over wool rug would be better. For the curtains, I'd have white ruffled tie backs for both rooms with .yperies in a floral chintz on a ow ground. You could use this same chintz for the sofa slip-cover. Two easy chairs I'd have in plain blue. In the living room I'm sug- gesting that the sofa (1) go in front of the double windows with end ta- bles (2) for lamps beside it, and a coffee table (4) in front. The two easy chairs (3) I'd draw up to this end of the room. Then add a sec- retary desk (5) with chair (6). An- other easy chair (7) with hassock (8) I'd add for the radio (11) with floor lamp (9) for reading. The piano (10) I'd place on the other side of the room with another floor light (9), preferably an indirect three- way light to illuminate the room. @ By Betty Wells.WNU Service. Marble Image of Jupiter Unearthed STARA ZAGORA, BULGARIA. --A marble image of Jupiter, found in a vineyard near Stara Zagora, is the pride of the vil- lager Totyo Ghospodinoff, who made its discovery quite acci- dentally. Dating from the Third century A. D. when the Romans were masters of the Balkans, this marble fragment is of Thracien origin. The citizens of Stars Za- gora have bought the fragment from the state for their own arch- eological museum. A New 'Jiggs" Joins the Marine Corps Jlggs IV, ll-months-old puppy, has been named official mascot of the marine corps. Col. Charles It. Sanderson of the depot of supplies at Philadelphia was in charge of coronation ceremonies. iggs is the gift of Dr. Frederick M. James of Temple university. His predecessor, $iggs HI, was killed two weeks ago by a fire truck. % DISREGARD OF SIX SAFETY RULES COSTS 8,000 LIVES HARTFORD, CONN.--Disregard of six simple rules of safety cost 8,000 pedestrians their lives last year, according to insurance actu- aries. They died needlessly ttcause they: Crossed at intersections with no signals. Stepped into the street from be. band parked automobiles. Crossed highways between inr- mctiona " Walked on rural highways with their backs to traffic. Played in the streets and roads. Crossed intersections diagonally. Pedestrians were involved in 50 per cent of the approximately 32,- 000 fatal accidents during 1938. Pc- des@laths who died tugh their own carelessness represented 25 per cent of the total fatalities. "The man afoot is not always the innocent victim in automobile acci- dents, as is often supposed," the actuaries concluded. These 8,000, they related, did not include persons who were killed by automobiles or busses or were in- volved in other types of accidents in which they were not entirely to blame. The six factors that contributed to their deaths can in no way be blamed on the motorists, for they are directly the responsibilities of the pedestrians themselves." according to statistics. The majority of these accidents occurred in Eastern states, it was said, where traffic is heaviest, and in states that have no laws con- trolling the conduct of pedestrians. The figures were based on reports from a majority of the 48 states and were arrived at after s breakdown of all contributing causes in high- way facilities. ADVENTURERS' CLUB HEADLINES FROM THE LIVES OF PEOPLE LIKE YOURSELF! J "Murder Machine" ELLO, EVERYBODY: George H. D0wd of the Bronx, N. Y., sends me a letter that starts out, "This is the first time I have ever tried to put' an experience of mine down on paper. Shall I stop?" Well, the answer to that is: For Pete's sake, no, George. Because George has turned in one hum-dinger of a yarn. It's the story of a barrage of flying steel that was set off, not by powder or any other sort of explosive, but by actual horsepower --28 horses, galloping hell-bent for election, drawing behind them a machine that spued death-dealing projectiles right, left, front and center. It's the only case I ever heard of where projectiles were thrown by horses. Maybe some of those sword-rattling dictators of Europe will pick up this idea and use horses when their supply of powder runs low. I haven't done any experimenting with this idea and I don't know how well it would work. But I'll tell you George Dowd's story and you can figure it out for yourself. It happened along about the middle of July, 1913, on the Idaho Falls Development company dry farm, a few miles northwest of Idaho Falls, Idaho. That farm was a seven-thousand acre wheat ranch. Out in that section they harvest their wheat in July, and George, who was just a young fellow then, had a job working on one of the big combine harveste, sewing up sacks of grain. There were three of those harvesters in the field---one drawn by mules, a second drawn by a steam engine or tractor, and the third, on which George was working, drawn by 28 head of horses. Those combine harvesters have a group of cylinders in them, hitched to the wheels and geared up to revolve at great speed when the horses are walking. George was working on a wooden platform on that harvester, directly over those revolving cylin- ders. But the cylinders weren't revolving at the moment, for the big machine was stopped for some minor repairs. The repair Piece by piece the platform was being shot away. man was putting a draper belt into the header, and the driver and the header man got down to help him, leaving George alone on the machine. Steam Pressure Explodes Safety Valve. And then the fun started--but it wasn't any fun for George Dowd! It was the steam tractor hauling one of the other harvesters that started all the trouble. There was too much steam in the boiler and all of a sudden the safety valve popped oft with a hang. "And within the same second," says George, "off went the 28 horses with the machine I was on in what you would call a real runaway.*" Well, sir, a 28 horse runaway is "something to write home about, but that was only the beginning. The men who were putting in the draper belt were knocked clear of the machine at the first jump the horses made. Then those animals were off down the field at a full eal- lop with the great unwieldy machine careening along behind them! nd as they dashed along, the cylinders of the harvester, which revolved at high speed when the horses were just walking, began revolving at It speed greater than even steel can stand! The horses hadn't gone a dozen feet when steel cylinders be- pan bursting from centrifugal force and shooting out of the ma- chine in all directions. The first one ripped up through the boards on which George was standingripped up with a deafening crack like the remrt of a cannon and shot past George's nose, straight up in the air. Another one feliowedand another. Cylinders, ars and bits of broken metal came flying out of that machine a veritable barrage. He Clung to the Harvester's Reeling Platform. "I was on the U. S. S. Leviathan for 22 months during the war," George says, "and I have heard her guns bark a good many times. And I would say that the reports these gears and hunks of metal made when leaving the machine were about as loud as those made by a six- inch cannon." And George, standing right in the midst of that haft of flying steel, couldn't do anything about it. He was having all he could do to cling to the swaying, reeling platform of that harvester while the horses gal- loped along at breakneck speed. Piece by piece and board by board, the fir flooring of the platform was shot away until it was even with the heels of his shoes. If he'd thought of it, he might have jumped, but for the first few moments he was too bewildered. He could feel the wind of those deadly metal projectiles as they whizzed by him. One of them hit him in the calf of the leg. Others ripped great holes in the canvas awning over his head. "There were pieces of steel weighing three or four pounds shot from that harvester," he says, "that were picked up later more than a mile away." Help Was Already on the Way. But meanwhile, help was already on the way. The repair nan had a good saddle horse tied nearby and in less than half a minute he was in the saddle, riding hard. The runaways had almost a quarter of a mile head start, but gradually he closed up that distance. The barrage of steel had stopped by then, and George was safe as long as he could cling to his perch on the shattered platform. He did cling to that platform. He clung to it for a full mile, while the harvester reeled and swayed and threatened to tip over. But at the end of that mile the repairman caught up with the lead horses and brought them to a stop. George says that harvester was nearly new when it started, but it was a total wreck when it stopped. George, on the other hand, was lucky. His only injury was where that one piece of flying steel had hit his right leg. "And that," he says, "wasn't serious." Copyr Ight---WlJ Service. Panama Cities Founded Several Centuries Ago Cristobal, Canal Zone, Atlantic port of entry to that strip of leased territory across the narrow part of the republic of Panama, is the gateway to a scene that dates back through the centuries. Panama City and Colon are ancient and colorful, and Cristobal and Balboa are mod- ern and military. Panama City and Colon are not outgrowths of the building of the canal. They are cities founded four centuries ago, the terminals of a paved causeway built to carry the unrecorded riches of the conquista- dores, with a legend of pirates, buc- caneers, and the freebooters of the Spanish Main. A kaleidoscope of nations, they owe their atmosphere to a commerce originating in the Fifteenth century. The parade of nations began with the Spaniards and negro slaves, Inca chiefs and native Indians, and was carried on by the English buccaneers, the French corsairs, the forty-hiners, Hindus, Chinese, and Arabs. De- scendants of these early merchants pass through the streets, displaying their wares in open shops that give the thoroughfares the atmosphere of an oriental bazaar. Balboa and Cristobal contrast sharply with Panama City and Colon in all respects except natural tropic beauty. They are a result of the canal, with wharves, customs houses, drydocks, administration buildings, rows of houses and a note of military efficiency. {/ :i !i! {