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FRANCE IN RICA RECALLED _____ t ]uence Seen in Nu- i merous Names. gton.--"In celebrating its bi- elu zi recently, Saints Genevieve, Calls attention to the strong In- the French have exercised in united States, particularly in the a~dppl valley," says the National l~aphle society. "From the Great to the Gulf of Mexico, the region ach slde of the .~.lississlppI is sprin- With French names. Towns, riv- lakes, and forts bear tim appel- of French saints, of French *chs, or early fur traders. the Seventeenth and Eighteenth when French towns were like beads along the banks of Lawrence, the woods of south- Canada swarmed with coureurs These were fur trappers try- to make fortunes by shipping furs to France to be made into the tapes, and beaver hats demand- a luxury-loving court. and daring, these coureurs adopted the habits of Indians, their traps in frozen solitudes, down stream and lake to new grounds, carrying their birch canoes or dugouts, overland from to headwater. Fur Traders Come. fur traders went up the St. and westward through the Lakes; they poured southward into what are now Mlch- Wisconsin, and Illinois. accompanying the fur or exploring the wll(~erness were groups of black-robed Jes- on Christianizing the na- Joliet and Marquette and La eXPlored the Mississippi valley, in canoes and fiat-bottomed traveled down the Mlssisslppi, es- on its banks trading posts Which flew the banner of the Mississippi valley not only re. fur traders and Jesults from the but in the South it drew set- from France, exiled Aca~ilans Nova Scotia, and refugees from West Indies. These found- ew Orleans, namlng It after the of Orleans. French names, such Rue des Bons Enfants, and customs are still so prevalent city that it has frequently been the 'Paris of America.' early French settlers roamed up the Mississippi valley, even as far afeld as what Is now and North Dakota, they a scattered trail of names tell the story of their travels, and their dealings wlth In- Many French Names. Missouri where one finds Salute one also finds St. Louis, eStablisbed as a French fur trad- and still a fur center of ira- Des Moines and Dubuque, Salle, Ill.; Eau Claire, Wis., mhow French Influence. Idaho and Coeur d'Alene, 'heart awl,' the epithet which French applied to shrewd Indians of region. Marquette, Mich., is in honor of the famous Jesuit who tried to Christianize the of that section. Detroit stands of a strait, the French ' fPr which is 'Detroit.' Haute and Vincennes are in Indiana ; Pierre and Rousseau SOuth Dakota. Minnesota has Duluth, and St. Charles. Pittsburgh, Pa., an orig- settlement called Fort are many French names, which are Versailles. Du Bois, of Duquesne. Near Erle Isle. Three Pennsylvania Dauphin, and Lu- the names of French no- Kentucky Is sprinkled with names: Pails, Versailles, and Ky., though bearing s name, was not settled by but by English colonists, who It In honor of Louis XVI for the Revolution. Louisiana. was christened in honor of XIV by La Sells. One of the French settlements in that Is Baton Rouge, meaning 'red or stick.' " Did Mystery of Sea Remains Unsolved Mass.--"A. H. S." must go annals as an unsolved mystery ~f the crew of a fishing schooner the body of a woman floating coast. She was given a sea sad her Jewelry returned to the three initials, inscribed in tiny on one of the womau's four ~was the only clue to her identity tt was not enough. The state of holds $100 for any heir Zany be found. remainder of the $,3,50 realized Jewelry, which also included a and dlsmondrpendant and a was divided among the of the crew and used to pay investigation. Azed Werkers Preferred Mama.--Does a man lose after he has reached Heatheeote, retired He wouldn~ under an~ had and a brl . ,, ,,,p TexasI HistoryI Hov es [ IJil / By Dr. Pepper HALT MEASLES WITH OLD HEATHEN CURE Placental Extract Is Being Used With Success. 1 Milwaukee, Wls.---An old heathen custom, revived with scientific improve- ments at Boston, was credited by speakers before the American Public Health association with preventing measles In s surprisingly large num- ber of cases. Physicians from that city explained for the first tlme to the medical pro- fession a modern technique involving use of placental extract. Some aborigines, after a child was born, saved and dried the placenta. In after years whenever the child ailed, it was fed hlm as "good medl- clne." Given by Spoonful. At Boston a purified placental ex- tract is given by the spoonful for measles. Dr, Elliot S. Roblnson, M. D., of the Massachusetts department of pub- lic health, and Charles F. McKhann, of Harvard medical school, reported In a paper on use of this extract both by intramuscular injection and by mouth. The hypodermic method is the new- est thing in measles treatment, stop- ping, according to their paper, about 60 per cent of cases during incipiency, ~nd removing danger of death fre- quently even in later stages. "We have also tried," said Doctor Robinson, "glvlng this extract by ~outh. The results show that an old heathen custom was not so ridiculous as might be supposed. "Under this custom the placental ex- tract was dried. If a child became ill he might be given some of his own Iplscenta. Sometimes the custom was modified to pool the placenta and use them for all children. Thirty.Three Children Tested. "We gave~ the extract by mouth t,~ 33 children in the incubation measles stage. In two-thirds of them the measles was either prevented or mod- ified. "This result is based on too few cases, but it Indiea tes that the fail- ures from the method mlght be about 2~5 per cent. This Is not nearly as good as the intramuscular Injection, which shows failures in only 4.5 per cent. "Furthermore, larger quantities are needed than by injection. It might not be easy to obtain sufficient extract for extensive use." Health officers who heard this re- port suggested that Doctor Robinson continue the spoon experiments because of occasional disadvantages of giving hypodermics to small children. l Deaf, Dumb, Blind Child Responds to Instruction Boston.--After two years' patient training through her sense of touch and smell, instructors of the Boston Nursery for Blind Babies have pierced the deaf, dumb and blind void in the life of six-year-old Pstrlcia Homans. of Louisville. Ky., and today she can sit, walk and stand. They have also taught the little glrl to ride a tricycle, climb bars. feed herself and perform other minimum functions in the care of her bodily needs. Infinite patience was required In the trslnlng of the child that was abso- lutely helpless until she was entered In the noted Boston Institution through the suggestion of Helen Keller. On a single day a spoon was placed In the child's mouth 60 times, and nurses spent hours placing the child's hands and feet in various positions in an effort to accustom It to the simple associations of other children in sitting and walk- Ing. It was the first case handled by the institute in which a child was de- ficient In tBree of Its senses, Today the child, by Its sense of touch and smell, has even been able to dis- tingulsh which nurse Is instructing it. All of this preliminary instructiou was necessary with the little blond ~irl before sbe could enter the Perkins Institute for the Rlind.. Kentucky ear, eye and brain specialists have been unable to fix any cause for blind- ness. It is believed to be muscular. DR. JOE B. WILLIAMS Specializing in correcting defects of vision with glasses Every Monday II I l. , I I ................................................ ]!L ..... ' .............................. THE NE Y. B~:AYOR DISCUSS A~'TI-I ~ / NOISE CAlV[PAIGN -- Barney I ~., / Oldfield, left, fainous aut~mobllc I : l racer, who Is on a national saf~- [ :iiii i; ] ty education tour sponsored by[ iiiii!i::il iiii:::, l the Plymouth Motor Corpora,-l :!:::ii::iiii::i ::ii!]!~:/ tion, is shown with Mayor Ijili::~i;i~i~i~i ~i~i~i.| ::::::::::::::::::::::::::: "::::::::::::::,:: ,~,:,, ::::::::::::::::::::::: LaGuardla at City Hall, when l ii!iii:i:~:~:i:i the veteran race driver endorsed f i :iiiiiiiii I the Mayor's "anti-horn tootln~~:]:-~/ - ~i~.~ ~' THANKS TO ROBIN" ~'~'~ I HOOD -- This season's . I millinery is endowed ,l 1, / with a dashing quality. st .. I! / Marsha Hunt, film play- U ~~i::!~i::~ ]~ | er, selects a brown felt U Ii l model with a ridged II 11 l rewn and = coio. " " I qulU which is thrust I | boldly through one side of the turned brim. APPLEJACK KING --- John E. Laird, America's premier, distiller of fine applejack brandy. His family for six generations have made this typically American drink in Mon- mouth County, N. J., and his com- pany has just broken all records In the 155 year Laird history by crushing 8,000,000 pounda of Jersey apples in three months. TREE H~N :--Hetty looks like an ordinary bird, lays or- dlnary eggs. but has extra- ordinary habits. The hen Is something of a village won- der in Chelsfleld, Kent, where she has nested and laid her eggs in a tree. WHERE IT'S A DISGRACE T O BE IN MOURN- ING- This ped- dler in Korea Is wearing this big hat, so that his face is shaded and people cannot see he is bereaved. REALLY SHOCKIN6---Bottle m~nuIacturen, continually Im- proving the strength of glass, check their efforts scientifically, but Mother Nature provided the perfect shock test recently in Helena, Montana, for a carload of bottles manufactured by the Owen~-Illinols Glmm Company, Toledo. A warehouse roof collapsed during an earthquake, smashing the top and sides of a box car loaded with approximtely 25,000 bottles of whim- key. Only five bottl~ were broken. SPIDER MEN--These workers_are spinning cables on ~t PWA financed suspension-tDe bridge. CCC Man Charms Snakes With Mouth-Organ Tunes Lewisburg, Pa.--Robert Reed, assist- ant leader of CCC Camp S-58, ne'er Mount Union, charms copperheads and rattlesnakes with hillbilly tnnes from a motlth organ, Dr. Irving Cohen, camp surgeon, reported recently. The snakes first sway to the rhythm, Doctor Cohen said, titan become stu- pefied, remaining in that state for five minutes to an hour. Reed can pick them u~without dan- ger. As the "spell" ends the reptiles wriggle away In apparent sudden res- toration to normal. Reed refuses to kill the snakes. Town Expected to Junk Only Municipal- Railroad North Brookfield, Mass.--This town soon may lose its munlclpally owned railroad, believed the 'only one in the country. T~e Boston & Albany railroad pro- poses to abolish the line oper'ating between here and East BrookfleId. Townsfolk soon will vote on the. pro- posal. The road Ires becn in opera- tloa nearly 50 years. I ~Try This Household Hint Test ~ ] >~.,.~.:.::>:,~:::::'.:~::;:f:~:.~ ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ". :;:.',.'/,:.:',~.:.:.:..:.>:.'.o:.~:~~:.:c~.~..~../... .':'V.v.':.:.:.:.~:.:.:.:.:~