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THE GUARDIAN Forty-five ACHIEVED MUCH DENTAL SKILL gYPtians Excelled in Bridge Work and False Teeth. splints bound about the brok- of the wrist in tile skele- a YOung girl unearted in Az- in New Mexico are the evidences o:f surgery on .continent according o Earl H. of the American Museum of History. who ls in charge of the of this remarkable ruin, the skeleton was more than old, but that it was tropes- how much more than 800 some estimates the earlier of the ruins have been dated thousand years back. !brOken bones had apparently set and the splints carefully about them with twine made fibres of a weed. The name applied to the ruin because supposed to be the city, but further in- Showed that the city was the forerunners of the :Pueblo Indians. Elaborate fOUnd here are said to be apartment houses in Ameri- of evidence of skill in not a great surprise, be- of bones was among arts of human beings. The remains show evidence not treatment of broken Other' injuries, but indicate Prehistoric man suffered sorts of diseases and was not Physical specimen that SUggested. The movements nature and back to the cus- Primitive man are not likely the results expected, ac- these discoveries. an Early Affliction Was one of the earliest The teeth in the Rhodesi- two years ago and as- man in the early stages of were found to have suf- during his lifetime. many dentists who have decay of teeth in mod- falling away from the ancc stors which keep teeth in perfect remains have in- early man was a suf- toothache. firsf thing the intelli- did when he learn- s hands with some clew apparently to practice on himself. This was one of .ts to achieve high devel- Very early period Egyp- great skill in dentistry, bridgework and excelled teeth. and Geddes, the present at Washington, study of Eaon- dawn man, who left a few imple- Piltdown skull. a thickening about ridges and temples which of the struc- Geddes pronounced a disease fre- man. The alternative been made that it was semi-human remains of disease. This is erectus, the earlier seems to have had hu- These remains a river deposit in Java probably existence, and car- with a heavy limp. growth was found on the indicated a long-con- condition. the First Science have been the first to Roy L. Moo- disease and men in the Scientific the actual evidences is known of the during the most an- man's development, surmise that these pondered in the means of cur- injury and thus laid or the development" of surgery which we darkness in the and the early Nee- of years later? of the injury of antiseptic appli- and seclusion after Were the instinctive use of bark skin ay splints. of the skeletal men of the old SUrgery had its first are portions of a species of man valley of the Ne- of Christus of Uniontown Highway. This crucifix is seen by thousands who pass through the mining regions of Pennsylvania. Prussia, hence the individual is known as ghe Neanderthal man. The proxi- mal end of the left ulna had evident- ly been fractured, since there is a marked widening of the articular foa- sa. Thes left humerus also show signs of injury in consequence of which it doubtless remained nmch weaker than the right bone. Vizchow thought that the condition of this an- cient man indicated rickets. If so, this would be the oldest evidence of rick- ets in man, but Schwalbe restudied the question and decided that there was no evidence of malnutrition and his conclusions are widely accepted. "One of the most interesting cases of ancient injury which has come down to us is a specimen of a lumbar vertebra of a late stone age man showing an arrow point deeply em- bedded in the visceral surface. Old- er injuries of a similar nature teach us that man was liable to such in- flictions incident to war and the chase. During this period wounds made by blows from stone hatchets arrow and spear points are fairly common. Many of these injuries as shown on the remains found in the ancient sepulchres show evidences of long standing and final healing, thus pointing, indistinctly to be sure, to some preventive measures being tak- en. Le Baron from his study of an- cient hun4an skeletons arrived at the conclusion that early man reduced and fixed fractures with great perfection, evidenced by the great numbers of well-healed fractures. Among 18 cases he examined, only three had healed badly. FULFILLING A PROPHECY Kipling's prophecy, "With the Night Mail," has already reached surprising degree of fulfillment. In this imagina- tive vision of the future Kipling men- tioned the wireless on airships and stressed the importance of light sig- nals on the ground to direct night flying. These two features have be- come vital in the development of air travel. The Postoffice Department in its attempt to establish non-stop coast-to- coast mail service depends upon radio direction finders, radio field localiz- ers and radiophones to guide the mail ships. Postal pilots have been quoted as saying that they would rather fly at night if they have the guidance of .radio than in the aytime when fog often lies in wait for them and forces them to fly low, dodging all manner of obstacles. They prefer radio appar- atus in good working condition to the lJest compasses, turn-indicators, dis- tance recorders "and drift-indicators. The compasses spin and most of the other apparatus becomes useless when the plane twists in a "tight corner" at a hundred miles an hour. High in the air, there are radio znessages that enable the flyer to go toward the electric beacon as thought traveling on a straight line. He can fly through the fog or high above it. As to the lighthouses for air trav- elers that Kipling picturesquely de- scribes, their wonder is already ap- proached in the high power search- lights that have become an acknowl- edged necessity on landing fields. As yet they are without the picturesque titles which he accords to them and bulletins are not yet posted, as he has related, concerning the unreliability of lights in the Mayalan archipelago on account of earthquakes, but in these details as in the rest of his prophecy, we have reality, Judging from the progress already made, his prophecy may be exceeded in that time.--St. Joseph News-Press. There is considerable truth in the following squib: Jack and Mary had been to church; and a day or two af- terward they were found in the nurse- ry whispering audibly. "What are you children doing?" their nurse asked. "We're playing church," replied Jack. "But you shouldn't whisper in church," admonished nuree. "Oh," spoke up "we're the choirW PRESIDENTS ON BIGOTRY On the subject of religious bigotry in this country some of our ])residents have spoken strongly. The News Bu- reau of le N. C. W. C. lms just sent OUt several of these prollouncelnel]tS: WA SH1NGTON : Instead of offering tile most remote insult, it is the duty to addres, public thanks to our Catholic brethren, as to them we are indebted for every late success over the common enemy in' Canada.--Nov. 5, 1775. J EFI,']RSON: All and every act of parliament by whatever title known or distinguished, which renders criminal the maintain- ing of any opinions in matters of re- ligion '  or exercising any mode of worship whatever * * * shall henceforth be of no validity or force within this commonwealth.-- Statue of Virginia for Religious Free- dom ..... MADISON: That diabolical, hell-conceived prin- ciple of persecution rages among us. I have neither patience to hear, talk or think of anything relative to this ]nat- ter; for I have squabbled and scolded, abused and ridiculed so long about vit to little purpose) that I am without common patience.--Statement made two years before Virginia Constitu- tional Convention. LINCOLN: When the Knok-Nothings get con- trol it (the Declaration) will read, "All men are created equal except negroes, foreigners and Catholics." When it cotnes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving lib- erty.--Lette, r to Joshua F. Speed, 1855. ROOSEVELT: Any political movement directed against any body of our fellow citizens because of their religious creed is a grave offense against American prin- ciples and American institutions.-- Oct. 11, 1915. TAFT: There is nothing so despicable as a secret society that is based upon re- ligious prejudice and that will attempt to defeat a man because of his re- ligious beliefs. Such a society is like a cockroachit thrives in the dark. So do those who combine for such an end.Dec. 20, 1914. HARDING: In the experiences of a year of the Presidency, there has come to me no other such unwelcome impression as the manifest religious intolerance which exists among many of our citi- zens. I hold it to be a menace to the very liberties we boast and cherish.- March 24, 1922. I TllIS IS NIPPON I I Tourists ill Ja]'lan once came over after a prolonged reading of Lafcadio Hearn and were disappointed because in Yokolmma or Tokyo they saw buildings that spoke of Paris or Lon- don. And Lafcadio Hearn was partly wrong, for though he lived here near- ly a ull lifetime, his eye saw only what it wanted to see. Now tourists come over and write books about Jap- anese politics and Japanese militarism and California. And these tourists are only partly right. There arc Japanese ]who, as a friend said the other day, 'r I egret that Japan came 50 years too I late." But still tbe saber-totivg Jap- anese is only partly true. He is still artist and has a miniature garden mid dwarf trees in his side window. When over here one mus accommodate him- self to an abandonment of all preju- dices and preconceived notions, for this is the country where there are no motor roads and where tunnels for railroads are as fine as any in the world; where rickshaws yet carry Japanese lanterns, but fishing cam- pans are equipped with the latest acetylene lights; where ships are coaled by hand baskets passed by wo- men, but nearby a battleship of nearly 50,000 tons is being succe.sfully com- pleted; where women and girls wear the traditional clogs and kimonos, but whose powder and rouge would reduce to envious despair the flapperiest flapper on Fifth Avenue; where there are shops so superior that you must suffer your shoes to be covered with canvas moccasins, but where streets are unpaved and muddy, even in To- kyo. This is NipponPhilo M. Buck, Jr., in__the Independent (N. Y.) [ DUST IN THE AIRWAYS It might be reasonably expected that in the great airways of the world one would be free front the bothers of dust. Yet the same dust that harasses the busy housewife and the motorist on the road is encountered by the avi- ator, and if anything to a greater ex- tent. It is true that the higher you climb the purer the air, but it is not 'the dust in his own level that annoys the aviator, but that in the atmos- phere beneath him. This dust is gen- erally of volcanic origin, and has traveled thousands of miles. The dust haze is capable of some marvelous tricks. For instance, it is possible for an airplane in the air to be perfectly visible to those on the earth and yet to the aviator the earth is completely hidden: Our motto, The Guardian in Every Home." NEWSUM'S ARE YOUR WELL WISHERS Distributors of UNITED STATES TIRES Free Road Service 4-1200 Note Telephone Number. Vulcanizing 300 Center Street Read Address Again C. J. Snyder Company FORD SPECIALISTS , -#' .... 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"Pardon me, madam," he said po- litely, "don't you mean cream for pre- se]-cing the complexil?" And the deligtited lady bought six boxes right away. THE FOURRAGERE. "Fo' why dat French sojer done got dat telephone cord al drape' round his shoulder?" inquired one colored steve- dore of another. "Ah's plumb appealed by yo' igger- ance," answered the second pitingly. "Dat merely syndicates dat his regi- ment done got excited.'American Legion Weekly. PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS. INHERITANCE. "What superb tee h she hasP' "Yes, but they are false ?" "Why do you think so?" "She told my sister that she inher- ited her excellent teeth from her mother." Inexperienced young bride: "I wanz some lard." Grocery Clerk: "Pail ?" "I didn't know it came in two shades !"--Life. Leo. M. llling, President A. 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