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i", ,, ( iiiii Sketch of President Warren G. ilarding&apos;s Life Warren Gamaliei Harding, twenty- IDAuth pre61dent of the United States was born November 2, 1865, on his grdfather's farm Just outside the village of Blooming Grove, in Morrow ounty, Ohio. He was descended from two pioneer American families, hardy Holland Dutch on the one side and lib- .... Grty4ving Scotch on the other. HIS father, Dr. George T. Harding, is still practicing physic]an In Marion, O., desDlte his advanced age of seven- ty-l years. HIS mother was Phoebe ]Jabeth Dlckerson Herding. Mr. Harding was a self-made man in the best sense of the phrase. He worked on his grandfather's farm and attended the village school until he fourteen years old, and then he mtered the Ohio Central college at Iberia. He worked his way through that institution hy cutting corn, paint. tag his neighbort barns and helping on'the grading of the roadbed of the T. & O. (I. railroad. He also played in the village band and was edltor of the tlege paper. When he graduated from the eel- m, Warren went to work in the vil- lage printing office. At the time he warn nineteen yesra old, his father tovLo Mario with the family and thet aided Warren financially in gain. control of the Marion Star, of Which he was publisher until after he td the ofllce of prerAdent of the United BUttes. Already he knew how to Bet fYpe and to do all the Other dties of a printer, and when the lino- introdo00 he learned to ate that machine. Always he car- lied as a. pocket piece the printer's rnle he sled in those days. The Star was his idol and he was very proud of it and of the more than friendly relations that existed be- tween him and his employees. There never a Itrtke on the paper, and i about f::'.:"'->:= y:c.r. :go he instituted It profit-sharing plall whereby the em- Ifl0yees receiv divhlends that were - paid them in the form of stock in the paper. Mr. Harding was identified als0 With the Indlstrles that sprang up in Marion s it grew frxml a town to a city of more than 30.000. wtm a director in a hank and In manufacturing companies, and wa a trustee of Trinity Baptist e hutch. Hie Rte= in Politic. editor and publisher of a lively Republican paper it was inevitable that Mr. Harding should take an ac- tive interest in politics, and his attain- manta brougJat him to the front In the state. He was a member of the Ohio serrate from 1900 to 1904. and then serVed as lieutenant governor bf the ltltte. In 1910 he was the Republican moraines for governor, but was defeat- ed. I 1915 he was sent to the United Rtttes senate, serving until 1920, when to make the campaign for Presidency. In the preconventlon that year he had .been as one of the possible noml- high office, but his defeat for election of dele- Ohio seemed to spoil his However. the conservative tlte Republican party pre- gathering in the Chicago was noml- based large. American partial- of Nations. and was in the electlo- ,the Democratic nominee. He was in- augurated March 4, 1921; with a d ree of situpllclty In the ceremonies that pleased the American people. flOTHENBURG 300YEARS OLD hiaf Port of Sweden Was Foundt<l bY the Great Monarch, Gustavu and one Adolphus- .hlef stria] sum a v lusts the of Ad, I DIItcil. St c@n- me Classed, when in the senate, as a conservative, President Harding did M WOODE RITBLIOJLN, W'OODVILI, MI,ISIPP1 Harding would be renominated In the @  .m  [000 taea, took 1924. Mr. Harding's home life was ideal ]of the British to, / tlcal V4a, save that he had no children. Heand , , to Be Shrine[ O obtct the crnal Mrs. Harding, who was Miss Florence Kling of,Marion, were devoted to each C9 L0 n ermy at ene bl. )d l ether and she was always his true all fltanc helpmate, both in Ohio and in Wash- It wan tta, flr tim# ington. In the national capital Mrs. ever mat G'm Harding quickly made herself loved t ht Deltrment 8upplld  a nd ovr! when the hind wl The bon  by all with whom she came in ths A.merlc&n Legion News Service.) and during the Western trip she was  , Fought Under Own Flag to filled in. of Marand lie n All these ytmr Brooklyn has  J men who seved a i PUT BONUS MONEY TO WORK Be Museum Site, mar the spot. Uainnd ha= how. l rl,= no  r ever, a bronae tibias wch bears te.b J The ptam foe e moay to the herolam of the  of jVechte botme vo Maryland. [a museum for als The first national battle fought m jn Belat not depart markedly from consera- tire lines when in the VChlte House, though his supporters always said he was as progressive as the good of the country warranted and as conditions permitted. He, like President Roose- velt, had a great coal miners' strike on his hands, and labored hard and with a measure of success to bring it to a peaceful nd Just end. Arn Limitation Conference. The outstanding accomplishment of his adminlstration was the great inter- national conference for the limitation of armament held in Washington, open- Ing on Armistice day, November 11, 1921. At his instigation the confer- ence was authorized by congress and a.fter feeling out the big powers and finding them agreeable he ls16l Invi- tations to Great Brltain France, Bel- glum, Italy, Japan, China, the Neth- erlands and Portugal Each country sent ome of its most eminent states- men as delegates, those of the United States being Secretary of State Hughes, chairman of the conference; Senators lodge of Massachusetts and Underwood of Alabama, and ex-Secre- tary of State Ellhu Root. he e6nference adjourned February 6, 1922, after negotiating these treaties : A covenant of limitation to navel armament between the United States, Great Britain, France, Japan and Italy. A treaty betweeu the same powers as to the use of submarines and nox- iou# gases in warfare. A treaty between the United States, Great Britain, France and Japan re- lating to thei insular possessions and their insular dominions in the Pacific, with a declaration reserving American rights in mandated territory. A treaty between the nine pewera in [;,e coilci'fuce i'eialing [0 prluclples and polk, les to be followed In matters eolleerulng China. A treaty between the nine powers relating to Chhiese customs tariff. Be- cause France refused to conshler the limitation of land armament at the Dresent time, that part of the confer- ence fell. through. But what it did achieve was considered a great step toward the attainment of world peace. "le treaties were soon ratified by the United States senate and the British parliament, and thether nations fol- lowed suit. though for a long time it was feared France would not accept the pacts. However, President Hard- Ing lived to see them ratified by the French chamber and senate. Favored Entering World Court. Mr, llarding had not been long in the White House before it appeared that he did not favor entire isolation of the United States from Europeav affairs, but believed this country would have to do Its part In the res- toration of Europe to peace and sta- bility. This feeling became more eel- dent early in 1923 when he proposed that America should accept member- ship in the International Court of Jus. t'ce which had been founded under the auspices of the League of Nations. The President was as insistent as ever that this country should keep out of the league, but believed the court was or would be Independent of the greater organization. Against the advice of some leaders of his party, he reiterated this advice on several occasions, and his plan formed the subject of some of his addresses on his last and fatal trip through the West. He did uot think it would split his party, anti boldly continued to advocate it. Not- withstanding this, it was assumed to more eager even than the President to meet and mix with all kind of people. HIs Western Trip. President Harding's Alaska trip was originally planned for the summer of 1922. He inherited the so-cled M. Warren G. Hardin "Alaska problem." Alaska seemed to be on the down grud with decrease In population and mining output, threat- ened extinction of the fishing industry and numerous other unfavorable symptoms. he situation apparently called for the establishment of & defi- nite Alaskan policy. Varinu plt were dlscutmed, Including a transfer of control to the Interior department from the score or more of governing bureaus. President Harding's planJ for. 1922 came to aughL but thls year he determined to get firt-hand infor- mation. He was accompahled by See- retary Work of the Interior depart- ment, Secretary Wallace of the Agri- cultural department and Secretary Hoover of the Department of Com- merce, all of whom are immediately concerned in the Alaskan sltuatlon. The President let Washington at the end of June and Journeyed leisure. ly to the Pacific Northwest by special train, making speeches at St. Louf, Denver, Helena, Spokane and other cities. Incidentally he visited two of the national parks. First. he went to Zion in Utah, the newest of our na- tional parks, which is a many-colored gorge cut by the Rio Virgin. N'ext he visited Yellowstone In Wyoming, cre- ated in 1872. the first national park In history and largest and most famous of the nineteen parks of our system. Here he motored, boated, fished, fed the bears and had a ggod time. His plans also included a visit to Yosemite upon his return trip, but that was abandoned. Saw Much- of Alaska. The President celebrated the Fourth of July in the United States and then started for Alaska on the U. S. trans- port Henderson. His Alaskan trip was extens!ve. He went the length of the new government railroad and visited the capital, Juneau. and the principal cities. On his return trip Mr. Harding stopped off at Vancouver, creating precedent in that he was the first Amerlcap President to step on Cans. dlan soil. The President arrived at Seattle July 27 and reviewed from the bridg of the Henderson a fleet of a dozen or so battleships under command of Ad- miral H. P. Jones, each of which gave him the national salute of twenty-one guns. Even then he was ,suffering from the ailment that resulted in his death, and soon after that the rest of his trip, which was to Include a return to the East via the Panama canal, wtm cancelled. President Harding made a public ad- dress at Seattle, setting forth his views on the Alaskan situation. Soma of his points were these: "Alaska for Alaskans." "There is no need of gov,'lb managed, federally-paid-for hotmu development there must be ne reckless sacrificing'of resources." "Alaska Is destined for statehod In a few years." "Vehere there is possibility of t,tt. meat in federal machinery of admin- istration, improvement should and will he effected." Other conclusions presented by Preo- ldent Harding were: . That generous apprnpriatlen be made for road building. That the federal government should be tore liberal In encouraging the technical, scientific and demonstration work In agriculture. That restrictions should be laid on the fisheries and on the forests. That the development of the coal mines must await time and economic conditions. That the government should retain ownership and operation of the Alms- ken railroad. traders In Europe and Gustavus Adol- phus persuaded a number of Amster- dash merchants to settle/In Gothen- btr, where they were given special Priylleges. So much, indeed, was the element it was ordered the the should kept Swedish canals, the far as foreign elements go, retains more traces of Its early British set- tiers than it does of the Dutch. HIs Limit. A student In public speaking ere ated quite a sensation In class the other week by speaking on hugging. The first saeech was so successful that a week later he made another talk, this time on kissing. He cu athing to tal Iowa Veteran= Do Not Recklely luander Allowance, as Had Been Predicted. Iowa's veterans who received the bonus are, contrary to expecta- tion of some persons, placing the money in savings accounts, using it for the payment of debts and for the extension of business. It had beeu free- ly predicted by a certain element un- favorable to payment of such compen- tmtion that the money would be squan- dered In reckless fashion. ewspaper reports from all sections of the state t.tl o the receipt of ttte hal they expected to do with the money. Iowa business houses have conduct- ed wlde advertlsin campaigns, sug- gesting to the fortn6r soldiers uses that might be made of the compensatloh money. According to word from vari- ous parts of the state, the savings banks profited most from this cane paiga Earl Brownile, a= American Legion membe of Davenport Ia who received the first warrant, put it In a savings bank to draw interest. Harlem Wyatt of Des Molnee. first to receive a check In that cry, told reporters that his check wee going to make the last pay- ment on a little home. Another vet- eran said that his plumber was wait- ing in his business place for the check when It came by pest. Still another **vet," appreciative of how he obtained the money, sald to reporters: "Five dol- lars of my check goes to Join the American Legion and the rest to the bank." Interesting facts in regard to the payment f compensation in the state were developed. More than 150 appll- cations in the state were not signed by the soldiers because they were unable to write. Instead. the finger-print method was used. When the warrants were cahed the finger-prlnts were on the bcks of the checks. Two hundred and fifty nurses will receive checks for service In the World war. A tmdeney on the part of Iowa vet- erans to take advantage of the insur- ance offered by the government is noted by American legion officials. A survey of records of one post showed about 50 per cent of the men receivlnff compensation reinstat.ed their govern- ment Insurance. Nearly $150,000 in polieles was reinstated in one day, ac- cording to officials of this post. The Iowa law allows 50 cent8 per day, with a maximum of $350. All claims of conscientious objectors have been set aside nntil after all other men have received their pay, when their claims will be considered. PROUD OF LEGION'S EMBLEM AffllKI Ex-8rvlce Man Tails of Com- rduhlp Displayed by Indiana World Warriors. The irit of comradeship among for- mer soldiers of the United States Is deepened, rather than diminished by time, according to evidences of friend- ly aid and help for veterans temporar- ily in need. This Is particularly true among organizations composed of World war fighters, such as the Ameri- can Legion. Many striking examples of this com- radeship come to the attention of ha. lionel officers of the organization. A splendid example was noted in a recent letter to Legion officials concerning frlen.dly act  an Indiana post toward sick bomid Written by EL I.. Rogers, a veteran of Battery F_ Fifth field artillery, the letter tells how he was taken sick as he passed through Lebanon, Ind., with his d.fe. After reaching a hotel there Rogers was told that he was threat- ened with pneumonia, and his limited resources were a source of worry. 'hat afternoon," Rogers' letter says, "the adjutant of the local pest of the American Legion came to the hotel and made me feel I was among friends, promising that my comfort would be looked cut for. The next morning I awoke to see a bouquet of carnations tn mY room. In the afternoon the post commander came to see me, and in him I met another fine fellow. "I we sick for a week. Although food wasn't much it left me broke, and weff the finance officer made me ad- mit it he brought a $10 bill for meals When I was strong enough to walk about I decided to go to Chicago. The American Legion gave me car fare. the adjutant guaranteed my hotel bill and a member of the pt took ua to the train id his car. "What do you think of a bunch o! fellows like that'/ Do yo think the would be Just as regular sports if the weren't Legion men? I confess I don'i know, but I think these buddies haw caught the one big idea of the foundert of the American Legion. . . . "In conclusion, let me say that ] have learned what the emblem of tht Legion stands for. that I take increasec pride in being permitted to wear it and the& as time goes on. I hope ms gratitude never lessens to the 'greater friend of the ex-buddy.'" Record for Attendance. Until Jack Cans a resident of De tolt, moved from that city, he huni up what he claims is a record for at. tendance at post meetings of th American Legion. Cann was dis charged in late 1919, and "Joined up' with the Legion on his arrival In De ire]t, becoming a member of tht Charles A. Learned pest of that city For a period of three years Cann at tended 150 meetings--all that the post held--and took part In tl of the organlsatlon In the New Yell---Attar years and of  sad neglect somethU imm bee= doe at last to set ade as a park and natlonal shrine n'a moat lalatorie gmund---t site ot the itt of l,tmg InUred. The br'd of esttmate has ed to afqutre the bulldlags oa the btoc where the ebiet engagement off the Battle of   wu tongS. Here'(]e. Sttra. August , n-re wm  tm o me hed back 000 Brltisa and chged tlmm five mparate tlme pttlall tl tram desll tl' ha  sa that the  might ecalm acresa me the  of the inner line ot tortlflcaUona en  HeiSts. al. f t preheat gonrtloa do ao to ttm tuu the m,jty 4eeds  :by 0merai  and h Maryisnd- ere that day and called General 8tlr- " brave a man u ever Uved-" Near 148tk tmatvomT. No tim  map Ima been taken to elenr the grund l a memoa  which ,mall rtm dignified rams waleh  stand focever e mlnder of tim veloroua ($e(M pe- formed the m ttmt da. It is za approDelate Unto l ne- lson, fee la mmtlm  ene hundred and t lmam will have passed since the  stoua against the beet troops Irope ever mat to them shores al fought them to a standstilL although outnumbered twe ty to ram. Amt while they held them at  Vhte's old stone hou the sha remnants of the Con- tinentais aeaped a the uutre I tines la the very alek of tie. ! The steam et that hens, which pet the added mattnetiea af beia Waee, headqeart, bofom "el grouml, hlMorlan say, a the l ruby be tored- It wa built In 1069 America wu that of Loag Island. It been urging the wan the first battle In which American troolm t under a flag ot their own. It was the first time Americtm trees met the flower of the Britiab arms tn open field fightln and proved a match for them. park" Ires a pits W pvground th tied memorial mttlt shatts wold be ced land. Yr., mtrble, td tloas to repreHat bct00,p.s Is ,,Not Man- Sliced Tentacles of "Devilfish," Caught Like Flies in Trap, Table Delioacy. 8an nmctsco.-- better known as "polyptm octopus bongkonff- ecmls," m being caught at Saata Crus, Cal.. Rko flies in a trap. and the ten- taciet are being shtpped to fish mar- keta in Ban Fnmeisce, New York r other ctU, Be, where they are sliced and sold at from 0 to 60 cent8 a Douad, according to O. B. Florence. sacretary of the Calitonda state fish exchan hre. Mr. ca says the sliced octopus tentacle nmkes a suuleot table dell. caey when prolmrly fried. While fl*herme emulate Victor Hugo and other writer8 of fiction by teUlng of terrific battles with giant devilfish, usually endin by explaining how the fish reached oe of Its eight armJ above the water and wra It armmd the boat, brasdng the craft in twe, Mr. Floraace and Prof. Hareid House ,Moved; Gay Party Goes On The 23-room residence of Mr. and MrL Hoeard Verbec of Los Angele having been cut la two, wu moved more than a "mLle. from one .boule- vard to another, while a party of notables, ineludin tim mayor, social4, leader& movie stm and artis made merry. Heath, department ford nn0verldty, th m physically tenor Heath betngtar sad tenn." "The devflfl lms  sUrueture t any e.- "It eamlot float en the water, the floor of the oeeaa I: tenl Its amckem oa a ttf aion Don't FHrt "Each of the gt ered with them form a veetn on an obits-t, out of the trsl;m mdCb and throw them In that la extremely that has an a4ge-old of being a man smaaher." Ia the plct line the narrow eisee's colorful taclet of the dev hangln from bool other edibles that native Amerlcan. On wholesale filth bom fish may be sees heaps, with tentacle, extending ten feet from etch head. The tralm at Santa majority of the the Pacific coast traps, only much made of wire, with a trance for the through in order to Change Color Instead of being a fish protects ItSelf eangng Its color enemy, according to He says: "To agXty and senses should be Lug ability to change mont=e with that Lags, so that prey are usually unnwsre Imlty. This color minute elastie sacs and supplied with their expansion. "As a devilfish ses bottom Its color change in a late through duU sand or rnek t Journey the akin is Into lumps and all condltiona the invleble.  CATTI00 EAT DEAD FOR- PHOSPHORUS THEY CRAVE Element Laoking in Regular Food in South African Districts. New Yle so crave a lain sulmtan which is lacking from their food in some districts in South "riea that they eagerly areh for the bedlet of dead animals and greed- liy devon" their bones, oven though the flesh tli cll to the skeletons and wen though the dead aalmai be oe of their own mates. 8ueh is the mat.- meat of Dr. EL EL Green of the divl- tcm of vet reseh at Pretortn. 8oUth Africa. in a reetmt report ou this semi]lion made to the &met't- m 8odety of Biological Chem Osteophaldt as  bone,eating habit of the cattle is termed, results dlreetl from a]aek of efllclen phoB. pbortm m the food adequately to sup- ply the body; the low ecmtemt of tl elemem t. the food can be tret to Sku00 Fie= When .. Gill Hurls Perfume The  Ameelea skunk tm stad far times snythinE. bat he lmllm amd qalm tim game wima  up against  of tim sorehtng pmqmm nmd t te  of ted.. yom wom were camping  the Ds1atn rlv. ztr Leg. A skunk lmdod tim esmp mm omlng, O tlg/rlsopahe- tlo   d qmmd me lm i&-m mmed tall imd fled. the very 8mail amount of it In the soil The animals have learned that bones are a very rich soureeof the substanca they crave, since the skeleton is made up almost entlreiy of calcium phos. phate and they satisfy their desire for phosphates Just as "many animals grstl  appetite for salt at salt licks. Acute esteophagia occur8 in almost all the animals in certuin regions for ab(mt ten months tn the year. accord- ing to Doctor Green. and only abates for about two mouths while the,gra iS ve young. This l.ese tan be prevented, experiments proved, by the uee , [hophate manuring in the oli or by the admlnlstratl of phosphate to the aais affected, but in the lat- ter cede It reappears again when this 'substance is removed from the dleL According to this selentlst, oateopha- tn Itself does not usually result ttsllyo arJougb It mat &fleet the HONOR PAGE'S MEMORY Photographic reproduction of the memorial, tablet placed on the south watt of #he Chapter house, Westmin- growth of young production of which ta-e also phosphate content econom:e mpert.n that it is indireet|Y fatal bovine Africa. which is Thin latter diseaJe. paralysis of the muscles, lamen the back, is cau rd by lng flesh. The their attempt to phosphate eat hering putrid flesh ; contains the toxi= gtkte. Do Held Bentt, have enough gr" WI the Bishop. finishing an which he covered wRt gard uf waral memorial tablet amplces of the / ./ m " FII on iUghtteth BIPJxly. L0a AJgee. Cal.--Jamee W. Hera- ater abbey, in honor of the lat Walter eke celebrated the el[gtieth mivev. EL Page, the LmerLcen ambassador to sary of h bhb bTmaklng a flight (}teat Britain during the World, war. in an airplan at's what I've The Imwlptloa ts In black except for of London- 0-Acre World's Wilmington, est oil storage tlon here. It hold tank will rte the ground. mrfaee The side four inches the excavation repacked until than before. the only kind built they are Bomm a crocodile old Pr=.enta *lut