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One of the Grotesque (lrsDared by the National Geographic Society, %Vashlngton D. C.) ARLY spring means carnival in Nice, capital of the French Riviera. To this region crowd thousands of visitors to take Part In the annual playtime. But to enjoy it one need not become a Participa'nt in this somewhat stren- UOUs though good-natured hurly-burly. EVen as a spectacle, tbecarnlval is amusing. What the French can't think fin the way of great cars topping the roofs ; mounted groups impersonat- ing anything from a knightly tourney to a set of chess men; ludicrous fig- ures of carrots, cocottes. Catherin- tttces, and monocled men about town-- ae Italians, to whom Nice belonged When the first carnivals were held add in the way of human interest. The carnival occupies scores of artists and hundreds of workmen for months Miles of silks and satins are dyed in" the official colors of the year. The business as well as the appear- nee of the center of the city is trans- ormed for weeks. Tourists accus- .seined to the best are forced to humble themselves before haughty concierges and reception clerks who but a month before were obsequious. Carnival spreads his fame up Fifth avenue and along Cockspur street, so that winter sailings show a marked in- crease and a place in the Train Bleu ls Worth a fight. For it a big comite des fetes gambles peace of mind against unsettled and unsettling Weather which mocks at prearranged SChedules. Far into the night the com- ltttee plans how to prevent two per- Ons from occupying the same cb.air at ne same time and still keep from re- nding money once lured into Its uxIepS. All that is stagecraft and manage- Inent, as lifeless and dull to the out- sider as the back-stage gridiron or a rack of numbered and lettered tickets. What makes a carnival is not the elaborate plans of professionals, but the touseled-halred amateurs, their tras around glrl companions, galvan- zed ihto motion by the blare of third- rate bands and adding to the formal Skeleton of scheduled pleasures the meat and substance of vulgar, but in- Offensive, fun. All Innocent Fun. Strange as it may seem, the frivoli- ties at carnival time on the Riviera are as innocuous as "Needle's Eye" and,."Post Office" at a donation pai-t --tne little white church. Y nlr a vapid dummy, Old King Car- ,-,,L is a merry old soul. But it is gu?sts and spontaneous Jollity " zurnlsn a spectacle worth seeing end an eXperience that makes bois- rous revelers of staid visitors. OWever unconventlonal it may be, e. Riviera has its hidebound, brass- cked, three-ply conventions. At bac- carat, win or lose, one must look bored. "What does it matter?" is the 'PreSslon to wear while sums for Which men have murdered or mar- tied, Stolen or slavel, are tossed neg llgently back and forth. King Carniyal knows no strletlon ,,. such re- - ,-,o as you please" is his Otto. In the proclamation which he issues to his subjects, including the Police force, there Is no m n the fa .... ,, e tlon of llcen,:' nat liberty does not mean fr^. =, or that "true freedom is -uom to do rlghL" Yet there are convention confa,+, _ s, even amld dlsgs; s aflwers. The masker must vmce as well as fac, a d Preferably assume the cos e n el tume of the I POsits sex .... - tnlS leans to some Coarseness. But when so tow ,_ me uninitiated n au discovems his Junoesque CUrves slipping, his safet first -_ y:pin, safety- 'urb::e so sincere that one forgives e assment, of which he lie. evidently has the mater The he-- . portion paldl. , a  " me town of Massena, Garl- hlkiag-nla Catarina Segurana is a - P ee, a Combination of ugll- ell and beauty, of industry and Idle- Carnival Figures. ness, a city whose native life moves along independent of the toqrist horde, numbering a quarter million visitors a year, just as the Paillon flows unno- ticed under the Casino, the Place Mes- sena, and the perennially beautiful gardens. Why It Is Best in Nice. Its very size Is what gives the Nice festival precedence over the carnivals of Cannes, Mentoe and Grasse. Car- nival here has a popularity and vivacity of its own, largely because 175,000 Niceans of French and Italian descent simply can't resist the temp- tation to pay court to King Carnival, dance to his piping, flutter about his bright lights in gay masquerade, and forget such drab realities as affect life in Nice as surely as they do in Maple Valley or Kalamazoo. "Foreigners" come and go. "Win- "terers" count as little as they do in India. Flower battles are won or lost. Regattas fleck the blue bay with danc- ing spots of white and night fetes burst into polychrome bi-illianee above dark waters. Dog shows attract prize pups from a wide area. Yet Nice pur- sues its wonted way in the crowded old town, in the industrial districts of St, Roch and Riquier, or in the business centers. But let King Carnival Issue his revo- lutionary manifesto, doff his tricorne, and shoulder his Gargantuan way through the motley streets, and every one, from wrinkled granny to staring infant, rushes to the show. In their glad revolt against routine and boredom, these warm-blooded re- velers keep their heads. Wine flows freely, but drunkenness IS not com- mon. Thugs, pickpockets and camp- followers are strangely absent. Sel- dom does anything happen to which serious exception can be taken. Confettl and Flowers. Carnival and paper confetti, even if some urchins garner their ammuni- tion from the ankle-deep streets, make a happy combination. Carnival and plaster confetti smack of the days of molten lead poured from the roof of Notre Dame or the walls of Careas- sonne. Those who know wear wire masks and dress in cloaks with a ruffled hood to protect tbo ears; but the splendid white horse ridden by the marshal, in his red hunting Jacket, has to stand the pelting without benefit of armor. Plaster confetti Is the size of BB shot, but somewhat lighter, and friable enough to become chalky dust beneath one's feet. In a flower battle, Nice puts the ac- cent on the battle Instead of on the flowers. It makes the concession of forbidding the throcing of bouquets tied with baling, wire, and of selling nosegays rescued from the mussy street, but the promenade is as crowd. ed and disordered as for a Corse Carnavalesque. A minimum decoration, consisting of sickly bouquets tied to the lanterns of an ordinary carriage, will enable its driver to rent it to those who don't know any better, and to occupy a place in the parade. Bowers of beauty are sandwiched in between rheumatic hacks, which, |n obeyln the letter of the law, have exhausted all spirit whatsoever. These obstructions are filled with deluded folk, who spend the morning picturing themselves in the heart of a flower battle and the rest of their lives wondering why they ever tried to compete in a beauty parade with those whose chariots are completely hidden by choice blooms. For flower battles, one does better to go to Cannes, Cagnes, Grasse, Men- tone or Beaulleu, where the event Is a sort of family affair, where the am- munition is sweeter, the carriages and cars more uniformly dainty, and the spirit more cognizant of the fact that a flower should be a graceful tribes rather than a miullQ, Walter Chrysler The boy spent his time watching the old wood-burning engines of the Union Pacific sput- ter and chug into the shops for re- pairs and overhaul- ins. He chatted with the mechan- ics, sometimes be- ing gruffly ordered to get out of the way, ran errands for tlmm when they were good na- tured, and learned, as he watched, that skilled hands can do wondrous things with the proper tools. Thus Walter Chrysler, early in*life developed the liking for' mechanics that has aided him so much in gain- Ing such a signal success later on in life. Ite was born in western Kansas in 1876. Wamego, a typical prairie ham- let, was his birthplace. His father, an engineer for the Union Pacific rail- road, moved to Ellis, a nearby town, when Walter was a little fellow. The lad grew up there in the at- mosphere of engines and the din of repair work, for the shops, of the Union Pacific were located at Ellis. He would watch his father start his run In tile primitive locomotives of half a century ago. He would be waiting for him on his return from across the prairie. The youngster aspired to follow in the footsteps of his father and be- come a first class mechanic. He In- herited a liking for machinery from his parent. The contacts and asso- ciations of the railroad cenier served to strengthen his inclinations. He never thought seriously Of following any career other than a mechanical one. The elder Chrysler piloted the first coal burning locomotive owned by the Union Pacific, which is indication enough that he was regarded as the of the engineers on the road. His son came naturally enough by his mechanical bent, it would seem. The Ellis roundhouse and shops saw much of young Chrysler in ttl time he could spare from school. During the summers he didn't have so much time to loiter around the railroad strops. He worked for a gro- cer as an errand boy and clerk in the vacation periods. His earnings helped the family. Times were none too good in Kansas in those days. When he was seventeen and had re- ceived the best common school educa- tion he could obtain in Ellis he de- cided that it was high time for him to begin to earn his own living and to acquire a trade. He tried and passed an examination to become a machinist's apprentice in the Ellis shops. He had to make his own tools as he went along. His kit, consisting of assorted calipers, divid- ers, balanced hammers, test indicator and combination square, was all made with his own hands, before he was eighteen. After a year in the shops he was skilled enough to build a miniature steam locomotive. It was complete in every detail, including air brakes. He built a track in his back yard and gave demonstrations of how the con- trivance would run. Tired as he was from a hard day's work in the shops the youngster read magazines and books on engineering subjects to round out the practical knowledge he was gaining as a ma- chinist's helper. At the end of four years of strict application to his Job he was earning 22 cents an hour as a first class journeyman mechanic. Then he got the itching foot and decided to see something of the coun- try. He worked for a time in west- ern shops, finally settling in Salt Lake City where his pay was 27 cents an hour. There he repaired a locomo- tive's blown off cylinder head In two hours so that it could pull out the fast mall on schedule time. This feat brought him the Job as foreman of the Colorado & Southern shops in Trinidad, Colo. Next he be- came superintendent of motive power for-the Chicago & Great Western, Still thirsting for knowledge and a chance to broaden himself, he ac- cepted the place as manager of the American Locomotive company in Pittsburgh, He got his first chance in the auto- mobile business with the Buick com- pany, again accepting a big salary cut for the opportunity. With him the prospects for the. future have al- ways outweighed immediate rewards, What he did with Buick, General Mo- tors, Willys-Overland, Maxwell-Chal- mers and his own product constitutes one of the most outstanding achieve- ments in the automobile industry. Today his headquarters are in New York, where his ancestor, Tuenls Van Dolsen, was the first male child born in the days when the city was New Amsterdam. It iS a far cry from the sun-baked prairies of Kansas to a position in a leading industry and to offices atop the highest building in the metropolis, a structure that bears hts name. But that Is the place to which the box of tools made by Walter Chrysler, on his first Job, helped carry him. He still has the implements that started him on the path to fame and fortune. Nor has-he forgotten how to use them. 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Y., wrttes--"Since I began taking Kruschen Salts I have lost 20 pounds and I feel as if I had lost 50 pounds I feel so good and the best part of it all is that I eat anything I Uke."Adv. Rich Stamp Collection Envied by Philatelists The most freakisi and one of the most valuable stalnp collections in France is pasted on the walls of the cottage of a priest in tile Savoy AIp Collectors who have fohnd the stamps have bid fabulous prices for the right to steam tile collectinns from the walls, but since church property belongs to the French gov- ernment, the stamps must remain pasted up until they are spoiled by time. The collection was started half a century ago by a young priest wile had no other distraction in the moun- tain village. The community is an hour's walk and clhnb from tbe near- est road. But tha priest received a great quantity f mail, and friends sent him stamps to add to his col- lection. He started pasting stamps on the bare walls In place of wall paper. And H]en, as the collection grew, he )asted more on top, making freak designs out of tile issnes of various countries. There are nearly 250.0( old postage staulps on the four walls of the salon, many of them now rare issues much sought after by collec- tors. The French collection l.q particu- larly rich, with copies even of the famous balloon stamps issued for air mail by gasbag, when Paris was be- ing besieged by the Germans In the war of 1870. There is a trtangnlar stamp from the Cape of Good Hope, some Vat- ican stamps of tile first issue before Italy took over the pontlficial terri- tory, war stamps from 1870 from Alsace and Lorraine, the first issues of Norway, the famous Greek Mer- cury series and countless others. Submarine Life Viewed by American Scientists Exploration of one the most thrill- Ing and mysterious territories in the world has been accomplished by the expedition of the New York Zoologi- cal society's department for tropical research. 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At their Bermuda station on Nonsucb Island |rll- the sea is limpidly clear, and it greatly f'lciilates ohsecvation of sub- Not content with shallow water work, the bold explorers and their engineer. took a leaf out of Jules Verne's book, and invented a kind of /Vaeation Land diving hell called tile batliyspbere, This consists of a steel shell In globular form. built with a glass window for obserwition purposes. which could be lowered to a great depth in the ocean. Colnmunicatlon with the shore or boat is maintahled by telephone, and alr supply is also provided for, lm that the occupants of the bathy- sphere were able to enjoy compara. Saamhi All Winter Lo Splendid roads--towering mountain rangew--Highet type hotels---dryin- vigorating air--clear starlit nights-- California's Foremost Is't Playgrovnd I  lIWtll Ore Otlanll rive comfort. " I I00olm Npr'Jnsi In this great shell observers were  " CALIFORNIA lowered Into the ocean, and they ae- I tuall reached tha depth of 1,400 [ W. N. U.. D[NVI[N. NO. 12-1551.