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THE SAGUACHE CRESCENT 4 i:i ::i i:i i;i:!:i:i:i:i:!:i i:!::i:i:!:i:i !:]: One of the Grotesque Carnival Figures. by the National Geographic Washington, D. C.) spring means carnival in capital of the French To this region crowd of visitors to take annual playtime. enjoy it one need not become n this somewhat stren- good-natured hurly-burly. a spectacle, the carnival is What the French can&apos;t think Way of great cars topping mounted groups impersonat- from a knightly tourney of chess men; ludicrous fig- carrots, cocottes, Catherin- monocled men about town-- to whom Nice belonged first carnivals were held, the way of human interest. carnival occupies scores of and hundreds of workmen for Miles of silks and satins are the official colors of the year. as well as the appear- Center of the city Is trans- fer Weeks. Tourists accus- the best are forced to humble before haughty concierges clerks who but a month Were obsequious. ival spreads his fame up Fifth tad along Cockspur street, so sailings show a marked in. a place in the Train Bleu a fight. For it a big comite gambles peace of mind Unsettled and unsettling Which mocks at prearranged Far tnto the night the com- llans how to prevent two per- ks occupying the same chair at time and still keep from re- money once lured into Its that is stagecraft and manage- as lifeless and dull to the out- as the back-stage gridiron or a numbered and lettered tickets. at makes a carnival is not the plans of professionals, but aired amateurs, their girl companions, galvan- motion by the blare of third- and adding to the formal of scheduled pleasures the and substance of vulgar, but in- Ve, fun. All Innocent Fun. as It may seem, the frivolt- at carnival time on the Riviera as innocuous "as "Needle's Eye" "Post Office" at a donation party little white church. r a vapid dummy, Old King Car- is a merry old sonl. But tt is guests and spontaneous Jollity a spectacle worth seeing an experience that makes bets- revelers of staid visitors. unconventional It may be, has its hidebound, brass- , three-ply conventions. At bac- win or lose, one must look "What does It matter?" is the to wear while sums for men have murdered or mar- or slaved, are tossed hog- back and forth. Carnival knows no such re- "Do as you please" ts his In the proclamation which he to his subjects, including the force, there is no mention of that 'qiberty does not mean e," or that "true freedom is to do right.,, here are convehtlons, even amid showers. The, masker must voice as well as face, and bly assume the costume of the sex. This leads to some ess. But when some uninitiated discovers his Junoesque his safety-pin, safety- orts are so sincere that one embarrassment, of which he has the major portion. town of Massena, Garl- Catarlna Segurana Is a a COmbination of ugll- of Industry and idle- hess, a city whose native life moves along independent of the tourist 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, Mentone and Grasse. Car- nival here has a popularity and vivacity of its own, largely because 175,000 Nlceans 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 brilliance 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 o'f St. Roch and Riquier, or in tile business centers. But let King Carnival issue his revo- lutionary manifesto, doff his trireme, and shoulder hls GarSantuan 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. Confetti 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 Carcas- sonne. "Those who know wear wtre masks and dress in cloaks with a ruffled hood to protect the ears; but tile splendid white horse ridden by the marshal, in his red hunting Jacket, has to stand the pelting without bnefit 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 throwing of bouquets tied with baling wire, and of selling nosegays rescued from the mussy street, but the promenade ts 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 s/mdwiched In between rheumatic hacks, which, In obeying 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- tune or Beaulieu, 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 trlbut# rather than a mlsllQ. Walter Chrysler The boy spent his time watching tile old wood-burning engines of the Union Pacific sput- ter and chug into the shops for re- pairs and overhaul- ing. He chatted with the mechan- ics, sometimes be- ing gruffly ordered to get out of the way, ran errands for them when they were good no: 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- ins such a signal success later on in life. He was born in western Kansas in 1876. Wamego, a typical prairie ham- let, was his birthplace. Hts 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. tie would watch his father start his run in the 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 center 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 tile pick 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 the time he could spare from school. During the summers he didn't have so much time to loiter around the railroad shops. 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- trivanee 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 s that It could pull out the fast mail on schedule time. This feat brought him the Job us 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 hts 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 wlth Buick, General Mo- tors, Willys-Overland, Maxwell-Chal- mers and hls 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 his name. But that is the place to which the box of tools made by Walter Chrysler, on his first Job, helped carry him. 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Y, writes--"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 Iike."--Adv. Rich Stamp Collection Envied by Philatelists ' 'rile most freakish and one of the rnost :aluable stamp collections ill France is pasted on the walls of tim cottage of a priest in the Savoy Alps. Collectors who have fouml the stamps have bid fabulous prices for the right to steam tile collections 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. Tile collection wa started half a century ago hy a young priest who had no other distraction tn the moun- tain village. The community fs an hour's walk and climb from the near- est road. But thv priest received a reat 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 1hen, as the collection grew, he pasted more on top, making freak designs out of tile issnes of various countries. There are nearly 250.000 old postage stamps on the fonr walls of the salon, many of them now rare issues much sougtlt after by collec- tors. The French collection is 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 triangular stamp from the Cape of Good Hope, some Vat- ican stamps of tile first issue before Italy took over the pontificial terri. tory, war stamps from 1.870 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 ()no the most thrill- ing and mysterious territories in the world has been accomplished by tha feet, Frow the window many won- derful forms of fish and nlarine ani- mals were seen. Luminous fish were couunon, and well-known fish were seen to advan- tage in their native environment. From the window of their bathy- sphere tile scientists had visions of a new world, and perhaps the con- tinuance of .their investigations will provide us with tales of new and um dreamed-of wonders. To keep clean and healthy take Dr. Pieree's Pleasant Pellets. They regulate iver," bowels and stomacb.--Adv. Man may solnetimes seem an in- carnated appetite, hut in spite of that his cunning brain works won- ders. Eat Everything without Fear of Indigestion Are there lots of foods you can't eat--for fear of gas, bloating, pains in the stomach and bovels? Do you have to pass up favorite dishes--while the rest enjoy them? That's a sign you need Tanlacl For more than 10 years Tanlac has re- stored to vigorous health thousands who suffered like you do. Mm. 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Not content with shallow water work, the bohl explorers and their engineers took a leaf out of Jules  Balsam of Myrrh Verne's book. and invented a kind of diving bell called the bati=ysphere. This consists of it steel shell in globular form, built with a glass window for observation purposes. which could be lowered to a great depth in the ocean. Communication with the shore or boat Is maintained by telephone, and air supply is also provided for, so that the occupants of the bathy- sphere were able to enjoy compara. tlve comfort. In tills great shell observers were lowered into the ocean, and they ac- tually reached the depth of 1,400 The Ideal Vacation Land unshine AH Winter Edmg Splendid roads--towering mountain ranges--Highest type hotels--dry in- vigorating air--clear starlit nights-- CalHornia's Foremost Desert Playilrelmd p= Wr/te Gree & ffe mUm W. N. U., DENVER, NO. 12.-1831.