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THE LONG ISLAND TRAVELER INKLING S GX)ITED BY JEAN HAUiOOK The Toys by Coventry Patmore (1823-1896) My little Son; who looked from thoughtful eyes And moved and spoke In quiet grown up wise, Having my law the seventh time dis- obeyed, I struck him and dismissed With hard words and unklssed, —His Mother, who was patient, being dead. Then, fearing lest his grief should • hinder sleep, I visited his bed. But found him slumbering deep, With darkened eyelids, and their lash-;; es yet Prom his late sobbing wet. And I, with moan, Kissing away his tears, left others of;; my own; For, on a table drawn beside his head, He had put, within his reach, A box of counters and a red-veined stone, A piece of glass abraded by the beaCh, And six or seven shells, A bottle with bluebells, And two French copper coins, ranged there with careful art, To comfort his sad heart. So when that night I prayed To I wept, and ^ I d : charger ready to take a knight to do Ah, when at last we lie with tranced battle for a fair princess? Doesn't this , ™ . , I begin to sound like a very bad adver- Not vexing Tliee in death, |tlsement for some product or other? And thou rememberest of what toys! We made our Joys, ' EAS T MARION MI88 CLARA HORTON, Editor Adventure Do you like adventure? Do you gath- er mystery stories about you? Do you read' folders telling of the delights of South American countries? Do you ;wish you had been born in the grand old days when every horse was a white How weakly understood Thy great commanded good. Then, fatherly not less Than, I whom Thou hast moulded from the clay, Thoul't leave Thy wrath, and say, \I will be sorry for their childishness.\ The Toys Is a little poem we ran across today. We thought you might like it, so here it Is. It reminds us of •some words that came winging through our radio the other day — words to the effect that the little things are those that bring and show pity. It's a true enough statement, isn't it? Tlie little things show pity, just as they arouse it. Perhfips that is so for the reason given in the last line of this poem — for the bit of childishness that's in us all. A Dog's Life Once more our pup's been into mis- chief. Not that he's ever long away from it. But a dog's life is such an explorative, Inquisitive affair! It seems to be quite fun. Early this morning there was a flur- ry of excitement. Our canine young- .stcr had successfully chased and caught a hen. He relinquished his hold on tlie biddy before any damage was done other than the vocal cords and nerves of his audience! High disgrace follow- ed for the next hour. After that, tiiough, there was a new high In dog- gie spirits when the neighbor's dog came along to play — in the delight- fully muddy open field next door! Well, the fact is, we've sheets of blank paper staring at us in the face, a new typewriter ribbon in our port- able, and a day's column due! So we pulled the topic \Adventure\ out of the hat full of topics reserved for just such occasions, and now we're wonder- ing what to do with it! Isn't that a terrible predicament? What would you do when faced by a similar quandary? Of course, we've several alternatives. We can talk about the various and sundry happenings of our personal life that fall under the topic — \Adven- ture\ — Ah, but that would t)e telling, and we don't feel in a confidential mood, today. No, we'll have to leave that for some other time — yes, for some spring day that just sets the mood for stories of Adventure — from our personal notebook! No, we won't dikuss that kind of adventure. We'll have to look further for our topic. Maybe — maybe we could remember enough of the details of Adventure stories we've read to quote you a few without pausing too long in the mid- dle of sentences. But we don't feel quite in the mood for that either. Nor de we think we'll tackle all the front page kidnappings battles, sinkings of warships that spell out adventure in any man's type. No — we're not go- ing to choose any of those alternatives for adventure. We've a better idea than that. We're going to ask you a question. What dc^ you consider your biggest adven- tuie?- The biggest one, to date,- that is. We'd really like to know. If you'll tell us, we'll let the other readers know —if you don't mind. After all, wouldn't it be exciting to know what adven- f•••••••••••••••••••••••••I but I was sure she had on roller sltates! Nothing but the elusive footing of a .skate could land anyone on the ground that fast! And sure enough, the little ; girl clambered to her feet and skated ! lofT with a flounce for all spectators. ometlmes a huge red truck goes ^ marching through my windowed scene, \taking twice as long as the shorter • •cars. It's going Just as fast as they, ;but it's just too long to whisk by al- most without being seen. It seems al- ;;most to be driven by a single motor, • Maybe it even has more than one — : Iwhat we admire about it most is the ;;bright shlney new finish. '! Sometimes there's an old, old car ; ;that chugs along the highway. It : iseems almost out of place when it ; [follows that special big red truck. And - Jt's apt to be followed by a truck with ; [a horse's head sticking inquisitively • -over the side. Some days the scene Is : [varied when a cow Is going for a ride. ' ' And there are lots of dogs, although ; [they're mostly on foOt. Some of them •follow the children home from school. ^•^••^An d there are all sorts of children go- ing by my window .Some are very small, some medium sized, and some quite large. Most of them are happy, except on those days when report cards come home! Then some faces are filled with gloom. It's a different sort of scene alto- gether than the one that traveled by my city window. The cars move Just as fast here, even faster! For there, there was a traffic light on the comer. But the people aren't ever in such a rush. And there are many, many more animals. In fact, the only horse that ever traveled by came only In the spring, drawing a cart full of flowers. He always looked rather tired. Per- haps it was because he was old, or maybe because he had to walk so slow- ly while his master shouted up and down the avenue that the flower wag- on was waiting for customers. He was the only slow moving man on our street, the flower' vendor. I liked my city window quite a bit. It was different from any other. But there wasn't the peaceful green that graces my scene in spring and fall and summer. And, except that the people were always different, the scene itself hardly changed. There were the work- ers going to work, and returning, the shoppers, the nurses—but there wasn't any budding of the springtime trees, any blooming of the flowers, or leaf- ing of the trees — as in this window. There was a newer high in disgrace when muddy paws still wet raced across tures other people living right in our the lawn and landed squarely In the own town have had. We don't have to middle of a coat occupied by your colunjnlst! Wliat can one do for such overexhuberance of canine spirits — when one has a sense of humor and the coat Isn't, after all, the very best coat one owns! At present there's a truce. The pup's sitting peacefully on the front porch, waiting for dinnertime. His life's one long series of explorations, waiting for dinner, and joyful romp- ing. Not a bad life a t that. For every scolding there's a bone In the o£terlng. For every bone there's a field to romp in. But you'll have to excuse us now— we'll have to leave this topic suspend- ed In mld-alr til we have another es- capade to report — for the pup's de- cided It's dinner time, and he's howl- ing to toe let in. After all, as a good ifitlzen we must do our part at once to preserve the peace! include names, of course. That wouldn't be fair unless I break down too, and tell you about my own \ad- ventures.\ But maybe I will — in fact, I'm sure I will — If you'll send me enough stories so we can make up a whole column one of these days — a whole column just brimming over with all the exciting things \Adventure\ means. And they'll be quite different things, too. Come on, let's all be sur- prised at the things that mean Ad- venture in 1940. After all, the knights in armor haven't a comer on the ad- venture market — Have They? Throuch My Window The queerest things go by my win- dow! Yesterday I glanced up from my work just as a little girl came in- to view, turned up her toes, and sat hastily on the sidewalk. I hadn't had a chance to get a good look at her, Christian Science \Soul\ Is the subject of the Lesson- Sermon In all Churches of Christ' Sci- entist, on Sunday, February 18. The Golden Text Is: \I will set my tabernacle among you: and my Soul shall not abhor you. And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people\ (Leviticus 26: 11,12). Among the citations which com- prise the Lesson-Sermon is the follow- ing from the Bible; \How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the coui-ts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God . Blessed are they that dwell In thy house: they will be still praising thee . . For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly\ (Psalms 84: 1, 2, 4, 11). The lesson-Sermon also Includes the following selection from the textboolc of Christian Science, \Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.\ by Mary Baker Eddy: \Human thought has adulterated the meaning of the word soul through the hypothesis that soul Is both an evil and a good Intel- ligente, resident in matter. The prop- er use of the word soul can always be gained by substituting the word God, where the delflc meaning Is required. In other cases, use the word sense, and you will have the scientific signi- fication\ (p. 482). Special MIXED CHOCOUTES 20c lb. Pond' s C o l d C r e a m lOo Italia n B a l m lOo Oolirate* 8 T o o t h Paste lOo Ne w Designs MATCHED TINWABE BREAD BOXES . S9c and up 4-Piecf CANISTER SETS S9c : DUST PANS 15c WASTE BASKETS 29c to 59c Ben Franklin Store Home Puraiihingi, Crockery, Glaiiware, Paint, Etc. Cutchogue, N. Y. OLDSMOBILE NEWS Oldsmoblle sales for the last ten days in January established a new liigh for this period in the company's his- tory, according to a statement Issued today by D. E..Ralston general sales manager for Oldsmoblle . Oldsmoblle dealers sold at retail a total of 4694 Sixes and Eights during the last ten days of January and gain- ed nearly 30 per cent over the 3622 cars sold during this period last year,\ Ralston said. \This volume Is approx- imately 14 per cent greater than the 4123 cars sold during the previous ten- day period this year,\ he added, \Oldsmoblle sales for the month of January totaled 12,307 cars and with the exception of January In 1936, was the best January volume on record. Sales during January this year were 20 per cent greater than the 10,203 Oldsmoblles sold during the same month last year. \OldemobUe has made consistent gains, over last year during every ten- day period since our new models were introduced and sales of the 1940 mod- el now total 65,111 cars. Compared with 42,077 cars sold during the cor- responding period following the pub- lic introduction of our 1030 cars this Is a gain of more than 54 per cent,\ Ralston added. On February 22 and 23, the Church will celebrate It'fcBBth Anniversary. A pageant portrayUlp. the highlights of the Cliurch's hl^Cftry will be given on the 22nd. A special service will be held the followmg evening with the Rev. Lester WMe as guest speaker and the Greenjbrt Baptist Church (the Mother Church) the guest. Every- one is welcome to both services. There will also be an exhibition of pictures, letters, relics and curios. Will any- one having anything of Interest per- taining to the Church, kindly commu- nicate with Mrs. Elwood A. Rackett, telephone 369-J. Your things will be taken care of so they will not be hand- led by anyone. Mrs. Daniel F. Brown is entertain- ing the Kings Daughters Circle today (Thursday). A special meeting of the Red Cross was called on Monday evening to con- sider the matter of war relief, there being an urgent need for warm gar- ments and sweaters for refugees. Mrs. A. Halsey ^ o w n who Is direc- ting the local R ^ Cross work would be glad to receive pieces of wool of any length or color. Counselor and Mrs. Le Roy G. Ed- wards and son Le Roy of East Wlllls- ton, have been for a few days visit with his parents Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Edwards. Captain Herbert N. Edwards of Am- agansett, is able after several months illness to again take up his fishing business which Is reported good. A shipment of one hundred barrels of dabbs was recently made. Mr. and Mrs. Mervln Baker recent- ly clebrated their 31st wedding anni- versary at their hospitable home. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Ketcham, Benjamin Rackett, Mr. and Mrs. G. Sanders No- \well and Mrs. Ralph S. Eldredge were guests of the occasion. Miss Natalie Dzenkowskl of Brook- lyn, has been visiting at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Dzenkowskl. Donald Jetter of New York, was a holiday guest of his parents Captain and Mrs. John Jetter. Miss Julia Edwards enjoyed the week end with her sister Miss Charlot- te Edwards who is a student of Elml- ra College. Miss Gertrude Schafer who has a position with Dunn & Bradstreet, New York, was with her parents for the week end visit. William Merrill of Brooklyn, visited with his sister Mrs. Ernest Wiggins over the week end. The Misses Gertrude and Ida Ar- nold of Brooklyn, were holiday guests of their parents Mr. and Mrs. Gott- fried Arnold. Miss n m a King' Of Brooklyn has been visiting at the home of Captain and John L. Mulr. Paul Van Valkenburg of Rockville Centre, was a week end guest at the home of Mrs. Ernest L. Vail. Miss Mildred Van Valkenburg was a guest of her friend Miss Jane Merrill. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wiggins have returned from a two weeks stay at Miami, Florida, with Mr. Wiggin's par- ents who are there for the winter. They reported It cold while there. The Wednesday Picnic Club were guests of Miss Clara A. Horton on Tuesday evening In honor of the birth- day anniversary of Mrs. John W. Vail. Captain John L. Mulr has been elec- ted as a trustee of the Greenport Club. The Home Bureau Is meeting today (Thursday) at 10:30, serving luncheon with Mts. William S. Adams and Mrs. Harrie Udell as hostesses. A fine lot of work was done In rushing splinting and caning with Mrs. Ward Hutchlns of Greenport, as leader. At the Home Bureau meeting at Southold on Thursday of last week when lessons were given to leaders Mrs. Wayland Brown and Mrs. Ray- mond Rackett were in attendance. The Church Social Society will serve a chow meln supper at the chapel, on Thursday, the 29th, from 5:30 to 7:00. Mrs. Wayland C. Brown will serve as chairman with Mrs. Chester Ketcham, Miss Genevieve Brown and several girls assisting. The World Wide Guild served a Tea at the Parsonage on Saturday after- noon of last week to a very apprecia- tive company. A food sale was also a part of the afternoon's program .The proceeds will be used to send a dele- gation to Kenka Lake next summer where there will be an assembly of World Wide Guilds. Mr. and Mrs. Lesley Eldredge of Southold were recent guests of Mrs. Ra^ph S. Eldredge. Three of our girls Jean Ellen Brown, Shirley TrafBca and Betty Bryant are cn the honor roll at the Greenport High School having been neither ab- sent or tardy since the opening of school In September. The following students from this vil- lage have A or B. rating In all sub- jects during the second quarter's work: Alice Dzenkowskl, Doris DeMuth, Shir- ley Trafflca, Catherine Arnold, Lillian Brown, Jane Merrill, Marcella Dzen- kowskl, Francis Bauer. The Fire Company had their month- ly meeting on Wednesday evening of last week. A roast beef supper prece- ded the meeting. Clarence Oaulklns as- sisted by several caterers, put on a feast. The woodmen are still cutting and carting to their large woodpiles cords of wood from the lands where the hurricane did a tremendous amount of damage .The wood land of A. H. Mer- kel's where men have been clearing the grounds during the entire winter, has lost much of its beauty. A delegation of ladies attended the Wbrlds Day of Prayer service at the Baptist Church, Greenport, on Friday of last week which carried Its helpful influences. Ask The Scientist Peaceful Settlements I Incorporated 1836 Suffolk Co. Mutual Insurance Co. (FIBB) Southold New York Reliable and Prompt JOHN E. BLOOMFIEU) President and Treuurer ALBERT W. ALBERTSON Vice President NATHAN O. P n T Y Attorney J. IRVINO PANNINO Beciietki'y Repniented locally tut Ralph O. Duvall. Shelter liUnd Han r H. Terrjri Orlmt Katberlne W. Reeve. Greenport J. Irving Panning, Southold mnoe e O. Rlob, Peconlo J. Bmeet Howell. Outohogue Blaabeth B. fleet. latUtuek WUUam N. WeUi. Jameeport Nathan O. Petty. Rlvertiead John U. Blihop. Wetthampton WUUam L. MUler, Wading River Uvln H. Rogers, Pt. Jefferson Statloo T IS a truisiii thai no coiurovers> l8 ever settled peniianeiub until It Is soiiled rigliily. Tliure must be an equiiahle tiibLalng of the op- posing tactions, thai those concerned may not continue to harbor the ani- mosities which caused them orgin- ally to disagree. Exercise of such evils as malice, ill-will, haired, re- venge, Is Inadmlsslole and indefensi- ble. Jesus rebuked these traits In the disciple who cut off the ear of the high priest's servant. \I'ut up again thy sword Into his place,\ he said (Matthew 26:52), \for all Ihey that take t h e sword shall perish with the sword.\ Had Jesus told his followers mere- ly what not to do, without telling them how to control their actions through scientific right thinking, he would have left them to the mercy of human will-power. They would have remained In Ignorance of how best to conduct themselves so as to be free from the shackles of materi- ality. nut he did not stop there. His teachings were always positive, for he understood whence came his marvelous healing power. He want- ed them to understand the source of bis power—whitfh was as available to them aa to him—and, through their understanding of God, to dem- onstrate the divine power in good deeds. Right actions follow right think- ing. The one Mind, divine Principle, is the only basis upoif which unity of thought can be gained; it Is the source of all right thoughts. . . . On pages 469 and 470 of the text- book, \Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,\ Mary Eddy Baker writes, \With one Father, even God, the whole family of man would be brethren; and with one Mind and that Ood. or good, tbe brotherhood of man would consist of Love and Truth, and have unity of Principle and spiritual power which constitute divine Science.\ As men are actuated by a desire to be fair in. tbelr dealings, they ex- press the \unity of Principle\ whicb makes all men brothers. This Is not a mere platitude; such unity can be and is being demonstrated. . . . In bandiing error of any sort, we start with the scientifically correct premise that God, Mind, Is good, and that the real man. Mind's reflection. Is also good. What- ever wrong we see In others la but a manifestation of tbe carnal mind, and our part In the correction must begin with ourselves—we must destroy the wrong image in our own oonsclousnesB. This was Jesus' meth- od of destroying error. He saw It as unreal, as no part of man's true self- hood, because be ever held to tbe truth of being, namely, that the real man is God's reflection. As we progress In our ability to distinguish between the real and tbe unreal, our sense of the beauty, util- ity, and permanence of all that Is good Is enhanced. This Is Illustrated by a story of three men who once took n walk In a forest. One was a botanist, one n business man, and one a poet. As they went along, each asked the other what be saw in the forest. The botanist answered, \In- teresting specimens;\ tbe business man, \Thousands of feet of lumber rolling oft tbe saws;\ the poet, \End- less inspiration.\ They all saw tbe same objects with tbelr physical eyes, yet their reactions were vastly different, and each vision was right and useful In its place. One is false to himself when he permltB evil to handle bim, or when he sees evil as something belonging to persons. Evil Is a negation, noth- ing, and be must therefore not see It as something real. To magnify human weaknesseb, either In Indi- viduals or In groups of ludlvlduals. Is In Itself an evil. The one Mind, which man reflects, knows only good. When we classify all wrongdoing a* Impersonal error, then we shall be able to destroy It as Jesus destroyed It. This attitude of spiritual think- ing will bring about a peaceful set- tlement In any controversy.—— The ! Christian Science Monitor, Below are answers to timely scien- tific questions prepared by the Science Board of the Radio Workshop at Syr- acuse University composed of members of the university's science faculty. Readers who desire to have sclentif- ir questions answered may send them to the New York Press Association,, The Castle Syracuse, N. Y. The Board will answer each week those questions it considers of greatest interest and timeliness. QUESTION 1. If Holland were at- tacked and should flood its lowlands to what depth could this territory be covered with water? Would the water freeze In winter thus aiding rather than hindering an Invader? What ef- fect would such flooding have on the soil over a long period of time? ANSWER. Holland is a little country about one-fourth of the area of New York State and it all lies near sea level elevation. More than 35 per cent of the land lies less than 3<£i feet above the Amsterdam level, which is the standard of elevation In Holland so that it easily could be flooded to n depth of from one foot to a maximum of 15 to 16 feet. The Dutch canals freeze in the cold- est weather but it is rare to have any appreciable depth of ice on rivers and larger canals. The water which might be used in flooding would come from the Meuse and Rhine rivers and from the sea which is salt. Salt water free- zes at 28 degrees Fahrenheit, a temper- ature four degrees lower than at which fresh water freezes. The Zuider Zee which is a salty body of water rarely freezes. The one oc- casion in history, however, on which cavalry captured a fleet was brought £.bout by one of Uie rare freezes In such water. During the French revolution, the Dutch ships were frozen in the Ice, unable to move. French cavalry advanced right across the ice and cap- tured the fleet. Possible damage to the soil from flooding would depend upon the type of water involved and the length of time during which the soil was under water Fresh-water helps soil if not continued more than one season, a maximum of a year. Salt water flood- ing definitely and seriously damages .soil for agricultural purposes. —Prof. Antarctica. marine In Itself. Further, the submar- ine and the torpedo are similar in con- struction . A torpedo has an air cham- ber, steering compartment, and engine room—compartments similar to those in a submarine. The Important part of the torpedo, however, is the front compartment called the head which contains the high explosive. This feature is a defi- nite departure from the construction of the sub. • A torpedo is cigar-shaped, usually from 15 to 21 Indies in diameter and from 15 to 21 feet In length; Self- drlven, it requires no human being aboard as on operator but when once launched from a submarine or torpe- do boat is steered by a gyroscopic me- chanism. Tlie torpedo travels at a speed of 30 to 36 miles per hour and has a range of 2,000 to 3,000 yards a little over a mile. — Dr. W. R. Fred- rickson, physicist. QUESTION 3. Has anything scien- tific been accomplished by Antarctic exploration and, if so, what are the principal contributions? ANSWER. Early explorers who went down to^Antarctica with Scott, Amund- sen, and others were animated by a spirit of sportmanshlp. They wanted to be first at the South Pole; they wanted to do things that other per- sons had never done, largely for the satisfaction of their sporting Instincts. In recent years, more and more of the Antarctic expeditions have had scientific alms and some of these are of very great Importance to the sci- entific world In general .Of many sci- entific things which now are being sought by expeditions to the Antarc- tic four are outstanding. They are: First, possible supplies of minerals of future economic value to the world, particularly bituminous or soft coal which has bt\\n discovered in Antarc- tica. Second, landing fields for short air routes over the southern continent and across the polar areas. Third, additional knowledge for the whaling industry which is of present- day commercial importance due to the fact that for several years the Nor- wegians have been getting a large sup- ply of whale.s around the margins of NElson C. Brown, forester: man Poole, geographer. Dr. Sid- Pourth, meteorological data for study of the weather, particularly of the de- QUES'nON 2. Is it true that a tor- I velopment, cliaracter. and movement pedo is a miniature submarine in It-'i^f PO'^i' air masses. Such studies are pelf? I of special importance to advancement ANSWER. The fact that the sub- aviation and navigation and, ulti- inarine and the torpedo can propel I '-'n^ely, of our general knowledge of themselves under water might justify weather conditions. — Dr. Sid- the statement that the latter is a sub- geographer. NEW HEflTRE MATINEE — SUN., WED., SAT. & HOLIDAYS AT 2:15 — 35c EVENINGS — MON. TO FRI. ORCHESTRA & BALCONY 40c EVENINGS — SAT., SUN. & HOLIDAYS ORCH. 55c BALC. 40c FRI., SAT. FEB. 16 - 17 He btole j e w e l s ami '' SAMUll GOIUWVN ^ .. D A V I I ) N I V L N O L I V I A 0 e H A V I L L A N U . - \

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