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i!] mmimmmmam to time :; appro rant ren- weet d~ aess. leve onl L expert- rely. fine an4 c)te well; ~husLed" one ! ,, to Ira' on ~]r.ee lol. Sold id.--Adv. oplnlo~# or theng make "! anothei mrel Keeping Up W en e Science Servlce.--WNU Service. Birthplace of Maya Culture Sought in Central Ameriea Ancient Indians Had Amazing Civilization WASHINGTON. -- The spot- light of discovery is focusing on the land of the Mayas. It looks as though news of ancient Ameri- Ca's greatest civilization would break there soon. An expedition is already digging ht the very re#on where the most l~lrned students of America's past have l~ointed, as the likely birthplace of the 1Daagnlflcent Mayan ch-llization. And that Is in the highlands of Guatemala, loath of Mexico. Explorers heretofore have unearthed t'~lned cities of the Mayas in Jun- ties of Yucatan and Guatemala. They have revealed these ancient Indians as ~aaster builders, astronomers, mathe- ]~aticlans, and inventors of a writing rYstem. Belated respect is paid the ~ayan calendar. It was more accurate than the calendar of Spain, when' the BPaninrds arrived in America and set about civilizing the benighted savages. Baffling Question. But what has baffled science is to explain when and where so extraordi- ~ary a civilization got its start. 8o, the expedition of the Carnegie ~stitution of Washington, which has launched on a campaign to explore ~Ounds in the highland region, in the tuburbs of Guatemala City, is being closely watched. It was in the hill country, by the gen- Itally accepted theory, that the Mayas 0r their forefathers learned to plant torn. And when they became stable farmers, then their star rose. Find Old Site. At the site chosen for digging, dis- toveries have already been reported by Dr. A. V. Kidder, expedition leader. & Stucco pyramid, three times rebuilt, and tombs containing pottery of great ~terest, are the initial finds. HOW old Will the site turn out to be? Potsherds found at the same site 8O~ae years ago were hesitantly pro- ~Ounced "early." Since then, archaeol- ogists have accumulated more knowl- ~ge for establishing the antiquity of sYan remains, as far back as the his- ~ry has been pushed. The oldest known i aYan city, Uaxactun, goes back to! teverai centuries before Christ. Air Flow Curtain Protects Bridge of Liner Queen Mary LONDON.--The use of aero- dynamics and attention to air flow Will make it possible for officers of the S. S. Queen Mary to stand on the navigating bridge, in open sir, ~ d yet be protected from the weather. Invisible, but no less real, curtain of air helps accomplish the feat. b The forward edge of the navigating f~uge has a solid guard sheet curved UPWard which has, along the upper edge, an additional sheet of metal sep- arated slightly from IL As the ship ~ove~ forward the curved portion ~tches the air and directs It upward ~[OUgh the slot arrangement. fi'hla high-pressure curtain of air ~_ wa uPWard higher than a man's head :~a~ore it ls swept backward. Thus the Vlgatlng officers, standing behind the guard eheet are in an area of low air PreSSure anl protected from wind, rain, or ~mow which goes over their heads. Had Wide Bridge. b.Other features of the navigating ridge are of interest. So wide is the ~dge that when In port the navigating errs standing at its ends are 12 feet .,.~t from the side of the vessel. For ~e:r protection both ends of the bridge ve small houses where the officers s~ out of the weather. Face Nerves Get Mixed ~.. Aftermath of Injury DURHAM, N C~Fibers of a ~:.ial nerve, recovering after an . Jilt% m b -~ ay get mixed up and grow ack to suuulv the wron~ facim mUSclea, it a'p'pears from stu"dies re- L~ted by Drs. Howard A. Howe and -'~ S. Tower, Johns Hopkins Med, ~-~a ~ehool, at the meeting here recent- A- or the American Association of uatomlsts, onke s. T~he studies were made ohm y :The effect~ on the animals' face m~cles of the nerve fiber mix-ups considered similar to the tics appear in man following Injury facial nerve. reason for tlm racial t@ltchlngs PeCuliar expressions following In- t~ the nerve appears to be rough- aa follows: The nerve, recovering the Injury. sends out new fibers do not ~l'ow haol~ to sllpPly re.sole fil,,~t~ as hofore Yugoslavia Is Rich Field for Future Archeology Study Traces of Prehistoric Man Found by Searchers yUGOSLAVIA is one of the spots on the world map where archeologists expect to unearth important news of prehistory. This answer to the popular question, "How do archeologists decide where to dig?" was brought out at Evanston, IlL, at the meeting of the Central section of the American Anthropological association. Recent American expeditions, led by Dr. Vladlmlr Fewkes, have taken the lay of the land In Yugoslavia. By tramping over the ground north of Greece, where ancient men must have wandered and camped and traded, the pre-historians have studied the impor- tant geographic factors. The Danube river valley was a main highway, a sort of funnel through which traffic took lines of least resistance between the Near East and Europe. Task Is Extensive. Yugoslavia's own scientific Institu- tions are making field explorations, but the task certainly cannot be accom- plished by them alone, Robert McCor- mick Adams of the University of Chi- cago reported to the meeting of an- thropologists. Mr. Adams, who has worked with the American expeditions In Yugo- slavia, told of discoveries which are regarded as a beginning. Only a few traces of Old Stone age man have yet been found In Yugoslavia, though the cave dwellers of that long dark age must have frequented this "highway" country. Stone Age Trace~ The New Stone age Is clearer, from discovery and excavation' of sites where people settled and practiced the new arts of farming, raising domestic animals, making good pottery and building wattle and daub houses. What Yugoslavia was llke in the Bronze and Iron ages has only begun to unfold. It has been estimated, said Mr. Adams, that there are 100,000 Brouze and Iron age tumuli--or mounds-- alone in southern Yugoslavia and Macedonia. May Plan Future Industrial Growth on Geography Basis PHILADELPHIA.~Econ0mic geography is the basis on which the nation might well solve its troubles of the migration of indus- try from one region to another, and resultin nroblem of s stranded the g " 1-i population without employment, sa u ~lbert S. Carlson of Dartmouth col- lege. before the Franklin Institute here recently. Mr. Carlson, Instructor In economic geography, declared : i "As a natlo0 we are Just beginning to recognize the seriousness of the unemployment problem. We are dO- )lying some intelligence to its solu- tion, but only s small modicum of the knowledge and ability available. We are merely beginning when we are able to determine the number and character of those who are permanently dis- placed from the Industries of s par- ticular town. What are we going to do about It? There ere three possi- bilities. We may provide relief for them and allow normal forces to work themselves out as best they may. It Is unthinkable that .we should proceed along this route much longer. What else can we do? We can develop new industries In these towns. Moving Population. When this cannot be done profitably there Is only one other POSSibility. That Is to have responsible agencies sugge.~t other regions where there are better opportunities for the stranded population. We can do this only when we recognize the remarkable possibili- ties for appraisal of present and fu- rore regional trends in the economic- geographic approach to social prob- lems. "We have reached a stage in the evolution of our national life when the results of scientific research must be consciously related to our social life. Modern geograpby offers a most valu- able method for the co-operation of the social and natural sciences In the solv- ing of our most fundamental national problem. Tills problem may be stated as the proper and more rapid correla- tion of all the changing factors oper- ating in e region as science continual: ly evotves new techniques that require new social adjustments." 31.Pound Gold Nugget Found in Ural Mountains MOSCOW.--Studies of the two giant gold nuggets discovered in the Tyelguin mine in the Ura| mountains have now been com. pleted here. Their weights, as finally establlsbed, are 9,420 and 14,318 grams respectively or approxlmamly 21 and 31.5 pounds, The nuggets are quite unique and have a very Interesting structure. Each nugget represents a very fine trans- i}srent net consisting of lamellar, oc- tagonal, needleshaped and wireshaped gold crystals forming concretions. THE SAGUACHE CRESCENT III IIII Colorado State News A. V. Fagerstrom was elected presi- dent of the Pueblo Rotary Club, suc- ceeding George M. Kirk. Thomas J. Allen, formerly assistanI superintendent of Rocky Mountain Na- tional Park, has been named superin: tendent of the park. Members of the newly organized San Luis Vegetable Association ex- pect to market 150 carloads of cauli- flower and peas this coming season. Mrs. C. B, Brewer, Denver, was re- elecCed t;rzsident of tile Rocky Motto- tain Home and Foreign Mission So- cieties at the sessions held at Pueblo. Dr. Otto J. Beber, Denver optom- etrist, was elected president of the Colorado Optometric Association at t~r annual convention held In Den- ver. l~eading educators and wr'Iters of the Rocky Mountain region held the second annual meeting of the Colo. rado-Wyoming Academy of Letters in Denver May 2. Colorado's stockmen approve in gen- eral the new ten-year livestock grazing permits on the national forests/ac- cording to L. H. Douglas, assistant re#Gnat forester. Motorists going to Estes Park via the Big Thompson hJgliway will travel over a mile and a half of new road through the canon. The Big Thomp- son has been closed all winter because of the construction. Postmaster James O. Stevic an- nounced that receipts at the Denver postoffice for April totaled $315,965.83, compared with $303,189.37 for April, 1935, an increase of 4.20 per cent. Election of officers at the twenty- third state convention of the Colorado Congress of Parents and Teachers, in session at Grand Junction recently, re- sulted in the re-election of Mrs. H. C. Bradley of Fort Collins as president. The Rev. A. E. Butler of Greeley was elected district superintendent of the Colorado conference of the Evan- gelical church for the coming four years at the seventeenth annual ses- sion of the conference In Colorado Springs. To produce crushed rock for use in building and repairing streets highways, George E. Cranmer, man- ager of parks and improvements, has announced that the city of Denver is establishing a permanent quarry near Golden, Colo. United States forest supervisors from all over the Rocky Mountain re- gion met in Denver recently for a week's conference on forest and range management problems. The meeting was called by Col. Allen S. Peck, re- gional forester. A loan of $40,000 to $50,000 for the purchase of machinery and material to construct the Haystack reservoir for storing the waters of Divide Creek has been asked of the government. The reservoir would provide water for Irrigating 12,000 acres of land. Grant McFerson, state bank com- missioner, has announced a final divi- dend of 2 per cent to depositors in the defunct American State Bank of Brighton, which was closed July 9, 1932. Dividend checks totaling $3,- 331.21 were mailed to 576 depositors. J. E. Porter, Uncompahgre Valley rancher, was elected chairman of the weed control program for lower Delta county at a meeting at Delta recently, at which R. H. Tucker, former county agent who is now with the Colorado State College Extension Service, ex- plained the plan. In April 125,308 ounces of gold, worth $4,385,701 were deposited with the Denver branch of the United States mint, according to Mark A. Skinner, mint superintendent. The value of the deposits was virtually the same as the value of the deposits in April last year and represented an in- crease of more than $1,200,000 over the deposits in April, 1934. The 1936 beet check to northern and eastern Colorado farmers will be In- ,creased one and' one-fourth million dol- lars by closer spacing of sugar beets, according to farm experts. Aconference of sixty-five Colorado managers and fieldmen of the Great Western Sugar Company outlined a program for block- ing and thinning of the crop which will be under way by the middle of May. Seven Delta county farmers grew registered seed last year, according to County Agent P. K. Yonge. The reg- istered seed growers--J, M. McCune, Cedaredge; J. H. Winters, Delta; Ed Crawford, Eckert; E. E. Lowell, Ced- dredge; Paul Swisher, Hotchkies; Ray Brewer, Crawfo~d, and J. M. Wildeboor, Delta~have sold their high quality registered seed in Ne- praska and California, as well as in Colorado. A,bronze tablet was dedicated Sat- urday, May 2, to the memory of pio- neers who traversed old "Prospect Trail" from Denver to the Clear Creek region in quest of riches. The Daugh. ters of Colorado dedicated the tablet to Prospect Trail and the hardy men who followed it. The tablet was laid on a section of the old trail over which pack trains and grizzled prospectors traveled to the famous mining towns along Clear Creek in the COlorado min- ing boom days. The national park service has trou- ble obtaining sufflcie~t drinking water for Mesa Verde National Park, so the house agpropriatlons committee has approved a $10,000 expenditure for an air-lifting device in the well already dug so that water may be brought to the surface without difficulty. Because the well shaft has a slight lean In its upper 400 feet, water does not rise to the surface, and has to be brought up that distance by use of sucker rods, according to Director A. B. Cammer er of the park service. The orl#nal well cost $86900. , III III I IIIII I I I Simple Lines in This Exclusive Model, Which Is a Perfect Utility Frock ....,.:.:.;.:. i:i:i:i:i:!: i:i:::::::i:::::~:i 42, and 44. Size 34 requires 4~ yarls of 35 Inch material. Send fif- teen cents for the pattern. The Barbara Bell Pattern Book featuring spring designs Is ready. Send fifteen cents today for your copy. Send your order to Tile Sewing Circle Pattern Dept., 367 W. 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