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19 > Image 19 of The Kentucky Kernel, September 21, 1928

Part of The Kentucky Kernel

f Available THE KENTUCKY and many will regret that her scheduled concert here will bo the prima U. K. Son donna's last. who has 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 Koad System abroad the first part of plans a 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 has many 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. Engineer Graduate to Brings Famous Contralto to Give Concert Here KERNEL PAGE Young Mr. Cutler gradUniversity. uated in June from the Jefferson City high school. 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 great developments MAN'S SEVEN STRUGGLES 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 farm products. in His Effort to Produce I "My pen Is my upkeep." "Are you an author?" "Gosh, nol I raise hogs." 'ire. WnHhlngton, D. C. The convenience of the modern match tenth to conceal the mllleniums of primitive -i Tf .. v.nn'a .t,. III. HI n .1 11UW 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 tion." 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 fire. 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 iron. 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 explorers, consuls, by Smithsonian military and naval men and friends of the institution. It is an unsurpassed collecton. I inisiHaHaHigsaMHiiiMiimuiin GRAVES, COX & COMPANY .i 9t ' a s A B Always Firs! With the Newesl . i UNIVERSITY STYLES As Sponsored by Every Well Dressed College Man at Every ; Large University TWO TROUSER ' ' ; $40 $35 ? v and there's no extra charge for tho extra trousers. v,v r SUITS KUPPENHEIMER AND FASHION SUITS $40 DOBBS HATS $45 TRENCH COATS $45 HERE EXCLUSIVELY $50 1VJUN-BUS- H $18. $25 OXFORDS $8.50 $10 Our furnishings department offers everything that's new in collar attached shirts e pajamas. fancy sox underwear neckwear sweaters $6.50 $8 two-piec- KENTUCKY BELTS $ ' 2 Graves, Cox & Company 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 INCORPORATED jury system The will be adopted in Japanese courts in .the fall of this year. 2A- - niitf ill it iii