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PAGE SIX THE KALONA NEWS. !i i' i' i iil Ice Tears Away Niagara Falls Bridge ,:iiiiiiiiiiiiiii! !ii,:!:i:i: i Thib twisted mass of steel girders among mountainous blocks of ice is all that remains of the 40-year-old Falls View International bridge which collapsed into the ice-filled gorge below Niagara falls after resisting an ice jam for 24 hours. This view of the famed "honeymoon bridge" was made from the American side. The noise of the crash of the 4,500,000-pound structure blotted out for a moment the roar of Niagara falls, 500 yards upstream. Thousands of spectators watched as the girders buckled. Workmen who had been sent into the gorge to strengthen the bridge's supports narrowly escaped death when the crash came. 100 HOURS AWAKE Miss Ruth Jimmerson, nineteen, of Unadilla, Ga., one of six students at the University of Georgi who completed 100 hours of voluntary in- somnia in a psychology experiment "in the interest of pure science." Looks at Record Between Dips Far from the sidewalks of New York and minus his brown derby, Alfred E. Smith, former governor of New York, is pictured reading his newspaper between dips in the briny at a popular resort club at Palm Beach, Fla. The "Happy Warrior" enjoys an annual mid-winter vacation in the South. Farr Gives Tardy Handshake Tommy Farr, left, shakes hands with Jimmy Braddock, who won a surprising ten-round decision from the Welshman at Madison Square Garden, New York, recently, as the two met in Promoter Mike Jacobs' office. Farr, greatly disappointed over the result, said he had not seen Braddock coming over to shake his hand. A day or two after their amicable meeting, Jim Braddock announced his retirement from the ring. Golfer Picard Shows Affection for Pet Putter Henry Picard kissing the putter that helped him win the Pasadena $3,000 golf open over the Brookslde course at Pasadena, Calif. Picard was victorious with a total of 276. He made the final turn home in 35 which added to his outgoing 34 gave him a total of 69 for the final round and 276 for the tournament. American Locomotives Bound for China First of n shipment of 20 locomotives being shipped to China by American locomotive manufacturers from Philadelphia. The shipment, one of the biggest made from the United States in recent years, was bought and paid for by the Chinese government. Plans for getting the locomotivez past the Japanese blockade were not HUMOR BIRDS FOR POULTRY PROFITS Catering to Hens' Whims Is Found Good rlan. y H. H. Alp, Poultry Extenslon Swec|al- 1st, University of Illinois--WNU Service. It will pay poultry producers to learn how hens behave like human beings. Whims in poultry behavior can be noticed in fowls just as easi- ly as they can be in human beings, and in many cases they are likely to be similar. Although there is a difference of opinion as to whether human whims should be catered to, the successful poultryman knows that for good egg production, poultry whims can not be overlooked. For instance, putting fresh feed in a feed hopper for poultry works just about the same as putting fresh bread on the table for the family meal--it usually results in increased consumption. A feeder which re- quires frequent filling is a distinct advantage, since the frequent filling encourages egg production. Just as humans dislike water that has been heavily chlorinated, so hens will turn up their noses at water which has been polluted with some pill or powder. Such a prac- tice is likely to result in low water consumption and low egg produc- tion. The more appetizing the water, the greater will be its probable ef- fect on egg production. When it is cold it will pay to keep water warm as well as clean. To many people a dessert makes a meal complete and often helps to make up for any shortcomings of the main course. Judging by their reactions to a moist mash feeding once a day, poultry would agree that such a feeding serves them well as a dessert. Many flock own- ers resort to moist feeding as a means of feeding some of the vita- min and mineral concentrates such as codliver oil, sardine oil and milk products. Hens also react favorably to clean surroundings. When clean litter is substituted for dirty litter, there is much singing and scratching which helps increase egg production. Electric Farm Fence Is Regarded as Dangerous It is extremely dangerous for any- one unfamiliar with the principles of electricity to experiment with the electric fence, says Harry L. Gar- vero investigator in rural electrifi- cation at Washington State college. Electric fences operated by stor- age batteries and properly con- structed by expert electricians will give safe service. But it is never advisable for the amateur to attempt to build his own equipment, Garver says. In all probability, it would not meet safety approval, thereby making the owner liable for any damage that might be done by it, he added. While it is possible to build elec- tric fences that are connected with the home wiring circuit, this prac- tice is not encouraged; there is too much danger of unskilled persons making the wrong connection and sending the full charge through the fence. It is believed advisable to post warning signs on all electric fences. Nests for R. I. Reds "A nest for a Rhode Island Red hen should be from 12 to 15 inches square and about 12 inches high. One nest of this type must be pro- vided for every four or five hens in the flock. The dark front nest with an entrance from the rear is coming into general use. It aolds egg eating and losses from pick- outs. The "community type" of nest is a favorite with many poul. trymen. It has the same general construction but is buiR without par- titions dividing it into individual nests. This nest may be six or eight feet in length with a four-inch board in front to retain the 1Rter. Hardware Bad for Cows Hardware ls its very Importanl place in our scheme of farm opera. tion, but baling wire, nails, bits el steel, etc., lodged inside Bossy's body are bad medicine. Just a few precautions are mentioned by Hoard's Dairyman: Account for all baling wire from hay, straw, or shavings used in the cow barn. Un. wind the wire, do not chop it in two. Stage a continual pick-up of wire, nails, etc. Do not mend stanchions with wire. If a nail is missed while making a repair about the feed al. ley, find 9t. Outlaw the steel brush around the feed department. Feeding the Hens The feed for hens depends upon several factors. First, the develop- ment  the bird; second, the rate of production; third, the condition of the house in which the birds are kept, and fourth the amount of mash the birds consume daffy. You can. not weigh out the scratch grain. The only way is to feed them wha they will eat up clean, giving them all they wish at night, when they should go to roost satisfied and with bill crovs. Scenes and Persons in the Cu 1--"Big Bill" Thompson, former mayor of Chicago, illustrates his demand for the Windy City canals by pouring a tumblerf down a drain. destroyed by fire while landing at Lakehurst, N. J., last May, the LP130 nears at Friedrichshaven, Germany. 3---Tom Girdler, steel magnate, shown in a operation between government and business will induce the greatest Play Rug Becomes Educated This young lady is going to get her education painlessly on a new play rug for the nursery. Shown at the Merchandise Mart, Chicago, it is decorated with nursery rhymes, story book characters and games suitable for children of all ages. In this way the value of the rug doeS not decrease as the child grows older. 300 Firemen Fight Sp View of the five-alarm fire in a Brooklyn lumber yard which 300 fought for hours. Nearby tenement houses were threatened by the them clad in night clothes fled from the menace of the flameS. HERE'S TO YOU "Bob" Bartlett ! Entertaining his tonsils with n bottle of pop between sets In one of hls recent exhibition matches in Australia, is Donald Budge, United States singles champion. Following recovery from a tennis slump that brought defeat at the hands of ;John Bromwich, young Budge went on to the award for teaching CamP give a bang-up account of himself when they met in New York to in exploring and other Capt. "Bob" Bartlett, mlral Peary, receiving the Williams, new national president