and many will regret that her scheduled concert here will bo the prima
Mmc. Schumann-Hcinmany laurels in concert singing
Lexington music lovers will again won
Thomas C. Cullor, of Class of
In opera, recently finished a sehnve nn opportunity to honr Mma. and
1903, Praises Missouri
engagements in the Hast, and
Schumnnn-Hcinfamous contralto, ries of trip
abroad the first part of
when she appears in her farewell conyear.
cert at Woodland auditorium Thurs- next
Thomns C. Cutler and his wife, nee
day night, October 11.
Mmc. Schumann-Heinl- e
It's n signal triumph for the wenth-e- r Miriam Naive, recently drove through
man when his prediction happens from Jefferson City, Mo., to place
friends in central Kentucky, having
the Ir son, Frank M. Cutler, In the
appeared in Lexington three times, to come true.
Famous Contralto to
Give Concert Here
Young Mr. Cutler gradUniversity.
uated in June from the Jefferson City
Thomas C. Cutler graduated from
the College of Engineering of the
University In the class of 1003. For
n number of years ho was connected
with the Missouri state highway department and for the past two years
he has been chief engineer with n
force of over 2,000 men in his organization. Mr. Cutler reports that Missouri is doing some groat things In
road building. In 1025 Missouri spent would be brought into contact with
$25,000,000 on roads and in 1020 she ench other and there would be n muspent $20,000,000.
tual understanding that would make
Mr. Cutler believes that one of the
In America will
be building a network of roads that
will make It possible to travel from
one part of the country to the other
over roads of splendid quality. A fine
system of roads throughout the entire country would do more for the
nation's upbuilding than any single
thing, for people of nil sections
FOR FIRE TRACED
for a solid patriotic attituda toward
Through the menational affairs.
dium of roads there would be a more
general Interchange of manufactured
Modern Malch Tends lo Conceal
nrticlcs and n cheaper distribution of
Troubles Primitive Man Faced
in His Effort to Produce
"My pen Is my upkeep."
"Are you an author?"
"Gosh, nol I raise hogs."
WnHhlngton, D. C. The convenience of the modern match tenth to
conceal the mllleniums of primitive
III. HI n .1
OtIUKKl: I" IIIilRU IIIC.
(HfTicult and importnnt
an achievement this control was is hrought out
!y Dr. Waller Hough's study of the
apparatus In the National Museum, published by tho Smithsonian institution. This is a revision
and modernization of n work first
published 10 years ago and which has
long been unavailable to collectors.
"The origin of fire making," writes
Doctor Hough, "need not be put very
fnr bnck in time." For ages before
men knew how to mnko it, ho continues, they preserved fire after lightning nnd volcano had brought It on.
Iliustrnting the extraordinary ability
developed by primitive peoples in the
Cherokee Indians of North Carolina
who kept fire buried in the mounds upon which the council houses wcro
built, so that if the house wore destroyed by enemies tho fire would
remain there for a year or more.
Fireless Period in History
Doctor Hough questions the theory
that fire is indispcnsible to all humankind under all conditions, pointing out that very many fire myths pos
sessed by primitive peoples recount a
stage of firelessness and a wrestling
of fire from those having it.
Doctor Hough believes that the var- rious methods of producing fire by
friction of wood on wood probably"
preceded the methods invoking the
use of minerals. He suggests a means
by which man may have developed tho
friction method, after a long preliminary period "during which man
gained a growing acquaintance with
the properties of various substances.
. . . Friction is a common experience
and handling wood or working in
wood might give to keen perceptions
an odor, a vapor of smoke, suggesting that there was fire present," . . .
which could be brought out by fric
That the primitive fire tool should
tak(kthe nature of a drill is explained
by the ancient character of the drill
for piercing holes in all kinds of substances by abrasion.
In the early explorations of America, the Indian, almost without ex
ception, used the friction apparatus
consisting of two sticks of wood.
Primitive methods of fire making
aid in determining racial Relationships. Thus about all Eskimo tribes
fire drill, consisting
use a four-piec- e
of a mouthpiece, a drill, a cord for
turning the drill, and a hearth, and
other races have their own particular methods. The use of the mouth
drill is almost more than the white
man's teeth will stand.
Nature Demonstrates Way
In the Malay archipelago nature
seems to have shown the way to make
fire. It appears that many fires are
started in the jungle by bamboo rubbing together in a high windstorm.
Thus tho nativos use two specially
cut pieces of bamboo which when
sawed one against the other produce
In view of the history of fire, its
importance to man, its power and the
mystery of it, there need be no surprise at the existence in many parts
of the primitive world of fire worship. Even in our day something of
this attitude toward fire can be found
among certain African tribes. Doctor
Hough quotes H. H. Johnston to the
effect that among the Wataveita fire
making is the exclusive privilege of
the men, and the secret is handed
down from father to son, and never
under any condition revealed to women. A man was asked the reason
for this. "Oh," said he, "if women
knew how to make fire they would become our masters."
Among some Africans who are
masters in metal work the anomalous
custom obtains of using wooden drills
to light the fire which melts their
Two pieces of pyrites or a flint and
pyrites appear to have been tho first
agencies used for producing a spark
by percussion. In North America the
percussion method is found in use
among the northerly ranging Indians
and the Eskimo of some parts.
Doctor Hough s study is based on
the National museum collection of
apparatus, which has
been gathered from all over the world
military and naval men and friends of
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Students Cast Straw
Votes; Favor Hoover
A straw vote on tho Presidential
election has been taken at the summer session of tho University 'of California, in which Hoover beat Smith
by eight votes, 380 to 378. Tho New
York students repudiated their Governor, giving him 3 ballots and Hoover 5. New Jersey voted for Hoover
4 to lj Massachusetts, 4 to 3; Ohio,
0 to 4; Indiana, 8 to 2, and the Solid
South was disrupted to tho extent
that the entire Mississippi delegation,
consisting of one student, nnd tho to
tal Florida block, numbering two persons, were unanimous for Hoover. On
the other hand, Smith carried Illinois,
7 to 4; Michigan, 5 to 2; Colorado, 4
to 2; Wyoming, 5 to 1.
of the entire student vote was from
California. Exclusive of that, tho ballots from the other states favored
Hoover by 138 to 113. All voters
were usked to set down also their
preferences as between Coolidge and
Davis in 1924. Coolidge had 508
supporters to 120 for Davis. Compared with this year's vote, this discloses a formidable shrinkage in
will be adopted in Japanese courts in
.the fall of this year.