Hudson did not discover the Hudson River. Fulton did not invent
the steamboat. Columbus did not discover America. Cook did not discover the
North Pole. Paul Revere did not take that famous midnight ride. To all of these
statements, we have listened with much patience, but the story from Chicago that
Mrs. O’Leary’s cow did not kick over the lamp is too obviously cowherdly to be
Andrew Rogers, progressive young barber, has greatly improved
the appearance of his shop on Court St.
D.W. Shock and wife rode to town Sunday behind their little
mules. Dwight likes his mules, but says they are awful active.
Dr. and Mrs. J.P. Swentzel of Russett will move here in the near
future to enable their two children, Vera and Willard, to attend school.
Allie Hardman was in town on Saturday to transact business. He
had one of the finest pair of match mules we have ever seen in the county. He
got them from Jarret DePue of Roane County.
“Tode” Bennett’s family has been exposed to small pox and are
under strict quarantine.
Bombing has been hinted in two airplane crashes. One was in
Maryland and the other in the Gulf of Mexico. Nothing has been proved, however.
Now that the hint of a bomb’s use in these crashes has been
aired, the problem for airlines has become even more serious. Public sentiment
is concentrating on the dilemma involving bombs and air travel, and the
resulting state of mind is certain not to be beneficial to airlines.
The greatest danger, it would seem, would be on over-water
flights. A bomb used on an aircraft flying over a large body of water can seldom
be detected, because the plane and its occupants disappear in the sea below in a
short period of time.
For insurance companies, this poses a problem. The passengers
who did not detonate the bomb are killed by the accident, and are often entitled
to double or even triple indemnity. The problem is to devise methods of
determining the guilty party in such tragedies, if it can be done, and possibly
a closer check of baggage.
There is no easy solution to this problem. Airlines will
hesitate to begin checking passengers’ baggage, although an instrument might be
used to detect metal, but this would involve an irritating, time consuming
operation, which could not be done effectively at all times, under the present