Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 7, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta
SATURDAY, JULY 7, 1917 PAGE N1NK "I FEEL LIKE A NEW BEING" FRUlT-A-TrVES" Brought The Jey Of Health After Two Years' Suffering 'IF Foolish to Think Special Merit In Avoidance of (tear Changing on Hills MADAM LAPLANTC 35 St. Rose St., Montreal. April 4th. " Kor over two yours I was sick and miserable. I suffered from constant Headaches, and had Palpitation of the Heart so badly that I feared I would die. There seomcd to be a lump in my stomach and the Constipation was dreadful. I suffered from Fain in the Hack and Kidney Disease. I was treated by a physician for a year and a half and he did mo no good at all. I tried " Fruit-a-tives " as a last resort. After usinp three boxes, I was greatly improved and twelve boxes made mo well. Now I can work all day and thcro are no Headaches, no Palpitation, no Heart Trouble, no Constipation, no Pain or Kidney Trouble and /feel like a new being-and it was "Fruit-a-tives" that gavo mo back my health". Madam ARTHUR LAPLANTE. 50c. a box, 6 for |2.00, trial size, 25c. At all dealers or sent po3tpaidby Fruit-a-tives Limited, Ottawa. WASTE IN BREAD One �)f the articles of food with which the waste is greatest is bread. In almost, every household quantities of Ibis are "left over" every dny. Frequently they nre put into the garbage patl; more rarely they are made into bread pudding or a few are used in scalloped dishes or in similar ways. It is not generally known, however, that dried bread can be ground in a coffee mill or food chopper and UBed In place o� part or all of the flour called lor in gingerbread, and cookies, pancakes, and biscuits, or in thickening soups, snuces, etc. This fact has long been familiar to commercial bakers and there is no reason why the housewife should not prac.tico the same economy that, they do. One great difficulty is r.iat too many housewives consider the details of real economy beneath them. It has not been our practice to scrimp. It is not uncommon in Europe, for instance, to count out the lumps of sugar that are to be used at the breakfast table-so many cups of coffee, so many lumps of sugar. Such a practice would soem to many of us intolerably niggardly, but there is no reason for going to the other extreme by putting on the table or on the individual plate more than will be eaten. The food that is left on the plate is a total loss, and oven tnat which is left on the platter is often thrown away though it can bo made to appear again in as attractive a form if the housekeeper knows how to use it. Poor cookery means waste for if food does not appeal to the. palate, in all probability Jt will not be eaten; and in that case it is a total loss. This is a.lso true of food that has suffered from bad seasoning. To over-salt or burn a dish may be as wasteful as to throw it into the garbage pail. The serving of excessively large helpings usually springs from a mistaken idea of generosity. As a matter of fact, however, a /jreat many of us probably often eat more than wo need or really want rather than lcavo food on our plates. And it is always possible by giving another helping to satisfy anyone who is really hungry without forcing on the others moro than they care for. This does not moan that it is good economy for the housewife to supply her family with less than it actually needs. Add to the list of grievous errors of motoring the practice followed by many drivers of climbing all hills "on high gear." This is one mistake because thoy seem to think there is eottie especial merit in the avoidance of gear changing. On tho contrary, it is a foolish idea and injurious to cars. While all modern cars nscend almost all grades with ease on high, still there In a limit to tho pulling power of the most powerful machines and road conditions are inevitably encountered which make a change to the. lower gear adviaablo as well as imperative. One. veteran wheelsman, who has toured from coast to coast on several occasions, in discussing this feature of motoring, said: "Every smart driver puts his car into a lower gear before its motor, with tho throttle wide open, Is slowed down by the heavy load, to a point at which it operates. Otherwise he will injure its bearings and stress its parts unduly. "Four-cylinder, low-speed motors indicate when this point is reached by running jerkily, with each individual explosion apparent to the operator, while motors with six or more cylinders give much less evidence of overloading, but still require the relief of a change to lower gear when their speeds become sufficiently reduced. How Fuel It Wasted "When slowed down under full throttle to their loweBt operative speeds, all motors waste fuel inordinately. Incidentally, they run much more economically when permitted to speed up to a reasonable point by being thrown into lower gear. "Where the maintenance of car speed is an object the change from high to intermediate gear should be made when tho speedometer has drop-pod to fifteen miles per hour with full gas being supplied to the motor, for on the lower gear.nearly double this speed can then be obtained. No exact rule as to when to change gears can be formulated to apply to all cars or conditions. "Many drivers let the speed fall to eight or ten miles an hour before changing, and at this very low speed every explosion of a four-cylinder motor racks tho bearings detrimentally. With motors of more cylinders the point of changing to a lower gear may safely bo lower than the above, but time and fuel are both wasted under such conditions." Time was when the irregular action or failure to run on the part of a motor could be attributed in nine cases out of ten to faulty ignition. Improvement in ignition apparatus lias, however, made such vast strides that this situation is changed, and bad carburetion is now to blame for a much larger proportion than formerly of the improper running of engines. Poor Ignition System Fuel of low grade and inadequate heating of the fuel mixture, rather than a lack of improvements in carburetors, are responsible for this condition. Still, ignition systems of modern cars do occasionally give trouble, and those of older cars bother much more frequently. It matters little how badly a motor may miss until it is thoroughly warmed up, or until it is known that the insulation of the spark plug ends is perfectly clean. Here the missing should not be attributed to faulty ignition, but to lack of vaporization of the gasoline, to unevon distribution of the mixture to the cylinders or to some similar cause. Should missing occur in a thoroughly warm motor, with clean plugs and a well regulated mixture, the fault is probably really one of ignition. Among the chief causes of "skipping" may be mentioned imperfect contact of the points in the breaker box of a magneto or the interrupter of a battory system resulting in failure properly to open and close the circuit for each Ignition. In most cases this is due to the burning of the metal points, so that they do not mako perfect connection. They should be smoothed oft with a Bio or carborundum stono, and the parts so adjusted that tho points separate as much as tho instructions ro-commend: about l-32d inch usually. If tho interrupter action is sluggish, on account of its being dirty it may cause skipping. Oil or dust in tho distributor (the part from which the cables lead to the plugs) often causes missing by permitting the sparks to jump within it, instead of at the plugs. Keep the distributor clean and free from oil. Loose connections at tho battory, distributor and switch, worn-off insulation, run-down batteries and cracked spark plug porcelains also cause spark failures. A TOUR IN A CHEVROLET BABY GRAND MODEL We are Distributors for Southern Alberta for the MOTOR CARS i You will find in Mitchells a hundred thing* which other cars don't show. Come and sei� what they mean to you. Bijou Motor Parlbrs We have Ave louring cars to sell at the old " price, $1,750, f.o.h. Lethhridge. The story of the trip of the Baby Grand model Chevrolet from San Francisco to St. Louis as the official trail blazer of tho Ad club motor caravan, was graphically related by Fred Comer upon his return to Oakland recently. Comer, who is U. C. Durant's riding mechanic when the Chrevolel sales manager takes part In speed contests, was a member of the crew of the trail blazer with A. O. Plng-hoff, vice-president and general manager of ,T. AV. Leavltt & Co., and O. A. Buckingham, of Los Angeles. Dur-ant presided at the wheel tho entire distance and the Chrevolet was the only car in the caravan which traveled all the way from California to St. Louis on its own power. After reaching Truckee, Dunmt made up his mind that he would not ship no matter what happened .and he battled through to St. Louis; arriving the day before the convention opened. As far as Salt Lake, the Chevrolet maintained its schedule, notwithstanding the muddy roads of Nevada and Utah. Just twenty miles beyond Salt Lake, the storm broke which but feted the party for tho rest of the tour. It was a case of fight enow hail, rain and gumbo mud all the rest of the tour. Four days were required to make the run from Salt Lake to Cheyenne The Chevrolet opened up Shorman Pass, and Comer says that they pass ed seven touring cars and two trucks stalled in the snow banks along the pass which could not follow oven after tho Chevrolet party had shovel ed out 200 feet of drifts. It was in tensely cold during the run across Wyoming plains. A sheep man told the party that thousands of sheep had,been killed by the cold and herders were giving away lambs to any one that would take them. Durant took a small lamb for a mascot, but the night before they reached Cheyenne, it froze to death. Durant had it in the car covered up with blankets. He also slept in the machine. Comer, Buckingham and Plughoff walked up the road a mile or more and spent the night as the guests of a hobo camp. From Cheyenne to Denver it re quired but six hours and arriving at the Colorado metropolis, Durant was surprised to learn that the main caravan had overtaken him .havlnf shipped from Carter, Wyo. He 'had in tended spending a day resting in Denver but instead, started on toward Topeka and reached Rock Springs well ahead of the main caravan. From Denver to St. Louis the tour became a road race. Once the cara van passed Durant stuck in the mud and gave him the ha-ha. With the Ud of a sheep herder, two hobos and his own party, ho got the car back on the road and while the main party had stopped in a small hamlet for a meal, the Chevrolet slushed by and was never seen again by the tourers until it reached St. Louis. Just beyond Rock Springs. Comer says they ran into a hail storm that threatened to break through the top of the car and while it sounds like a pipe dream, he steadfastly claims that the hail stones killed quail along the road and in the fields, breaking their necks, and that the party actually picked up some of these birds after they had been killed by the hail and made a meal of them. AH the way across Kansas, the Chevrolet bucked gumbo and ten miles out of Topeka, missed a cyclone by half an hour. According to Comer, five persons were killed, houses demolished and for eight miles, telephone poles, fences and sign boards were torn down. Cattle were torn limb from limb as they were hurled against the ground, wrapped around telephone poles, or thrown against the buildings. When ue saw this sight, Coiner says that he longed for the Pacific coast more than at any time during the trip. At St. Louis the party was given a rousing reception. The car was decorated with electric lights and flowers, after being washed up, and at the head of the great parade, looked little like the machine that had battled across seven states on one of the most strenuous tours in the history of motordom. ADDITIONAL SPORT G;Q:L:F By One Who Knows All About It Tlfere is a game or sport for perhaps-I say perhaps advisedly-both) called "Golf"-"Ye honorable and ancient Scottish Sport of Golf." I learned to play It last week. J.- and It.- volunteered to tench me. Thoy taught me. All honor to them-the honor of having taught me. I am not a member of the Golf club -I never shall be. The game Is too strenuous-more so than farming. "Ketournona a nos moutons." I will describe my lesson. J.- burdened himself with a long canvas bag full of sticks-technically called clubs, R.- filled his pocket with balls. I, tho hero of tho hour, walked between the two of them and carried nothing. We proceeded to the starting place | (this is not the technical term for it, which I forget). J.- made a little pile of sand; It.- produced a ball and placed it thereon. I stood and admired their handiwork. In the midst of my admiration I was rudely interrupted by J.- who placed a stick-(I beg its pardon I should have of course said club-In my hand and told me it was a driver. Now J.-is a gentleman, an Irishman and an ardent Ulsterist, so I must believe him-I will believe that ho intended to speak tho truth, he is an old friend and I have never had occasion to doubt his word, but he was sadly and sorely mistaken, driver could never have, been the name of that club. By the joint efforts of J.- and R,- I was next placed in an exceedingly awkward position and told to take careful aim at what R.- was pleased to describe as an alluring and elusive piece of bunting, some two hundred yards away. Alluring, it may havfl been; elusive, It certainly was; in fact all the similar pieces of bunting I encountered that day proved equally elusive. I took careful aim-I struck-a piece of turf hit me in the right eye. I lay stress on the fact that it was my right eye that suffered from the turf as later in the day it was the ball and not the turf which made acquaintance with my left optic. I noxt carefully and systematically removed six portions of turf in a semicircle aroucd that ball. I might here remark that both R.- and J.-- showed surprising agility in the manner in which they eluded the flying particles of earih-* and the blows which I aimed at them -albeit unwittingly with my stick-I mean club. At my tenth stroke-the three strokes unaccounted for I hit the air, spun rotiiiu on, cue foot and qualified tor the title of the Human Gyroscope -at my tenth strike as I was remarking, I hit the ball. How I did it I do not know, but believe I must have taken careful aim, for I hit it fairly. I hit. it squarely, I hit it In the middle. It soared and soared and fell six yards away. I did not measure the distance-I was careless enough to have left my yard measure at home, but, although it may have been a trifle under six yards I am prepared to swear under oath that the distance was over live yards. We traversed the debatable space. I prepared for my second stroke For this I was handed a stick with an iron end and I proceeded to dill gently remove more turf. I may here remark in parenthesis that I can strongly recommend this species of stick-its outlandish name-whether brasslick or nibble, I forget-for the removal of turf. After seven and a half minutes, timed by R.-'s stop watch, I hit the ball. J.-asked me in what I can only suppose was a feeble attempt at his native Irish wit, whose grave I thought I was digging? My reply, couched in terms more forcible than polite relegated him to a deeper and more flery pit than the one I had excavated. I digress. As Btated-I hit the ball-it travelled throe and a quarter yards. I noxt proceeded to lose my ball, I then lost another and shortly afterwards my temper. I do not wish to damp the ardour of budding but mistaken enthusiasts, to I will cut this article short and not weary them with a description of my harrowing (no pun intended) experiences. I forget how many hundred strokes (some of them excellent ones, too) I made-I forget how many balls I lost but never, never shall I foigjt tho aspect of that course when I had finished. It was a ploughed and raked field ready for tho planting of the grain. I was proud of my day's work. (See allusion to farming). I understand that a special committee of tho Golf club Is now in session debating tho probablo cost or ro-turflng their course and the mapping out of a tomporary one for the use of myself and other ardent, golfers. My solicitor Informs me that in view of the fact that I was J.----'s guost, no legal action can bo taken against me. J.-will have to suffer. Poor J.-. RAIN NEEDED TO PINCHER DISTRICT (From Our Own Correspondent) Pincher Creek. July 5.-Unless there is rain in this district very shortly the timothy crop is going to suffor severely. It is heading out and is very short. Present indications point to only half a crop. Other crops are standing the dry spell pretty well, but would all benefit with a good rain. Word was received today that Sergt. Walter Marcellus of Fishburn, who was recently reported wounded, was improving. He was shot in the jaw, the bullet passing through. Ho is now in a hospital in England. About 30 members of the I.O.O.F. from the Pass and Cowley lodges were the guests of Pincher Creek Lodge No. 5, on Thursday evening, the occasion being the annual joint installation of officers of Cowley No. 20, and the local lodge. Chas. Taysum, district deputy grand master, installed the officers for the ensuing term, and was assisted by D.D.G. Warden D. S. McCrea; D.D.G. Marshal R. O. Allison; D.D.G. Chaplain C. E. Allison; D.D.O. Secretary J. A. Matheson, and D.D.G. Guardian A. B. McMurdo. In honor of the visitors the 2nd and 3rd degrees were put on. The Pincher Creek degree team receiving great praise for the excellency of their work. After the business of the evening was concluded, cigars, cake, ice cream and strawberries were given considerable attention, and an opportunity for a chat with Brother Tom Marcellus, who had quite recently returned from overseas. The officers for the two lodges are as follows: Pincher Creek No. 5 P.N.G.-Bro. G. S. Deslandes. N.G.-Bro. A. L. 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The measure was the result of a financial article by Professor Weber, of Heidelberg- University, on the flaaaotel and < situation. A NOVEL COIFFURE The hair is dressed high and ormv mented with one of the new fans of black tulle attached to e comb set with brilliants. Indian Motorcycles Are Built Throughout of Chrome Vanadium Steel This is the toughest, strongest steel made, also the most expensive. We have just received a shipment of Cleveland Bicycles.- Something new and a beauty, every one of them. D.E.MacDonald Phone 1018 412 4th Ave. r Canada's Greatest Car Value! Better materials go into this Light Four than any other car of such comfortable size sold for such a low price. The Willys-Overland factory buys materials in greater quantities and gets high quality at low price. This Light Four is priced lower than any other car so good looking, so easy riding, so complete, so economical, so dependable. It is value unequalled. 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