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THE ORTONVILLE MAGAZINE SECTION INDEPENDENT ORTONVILLE, MINN., THURBDAY, AUGUST 31, 1922 NUMBER 17 III Glass Factory of the Bureau of Standards New Pick-Up Table Built for Big Post Offices the busy city of Washington, where lawmakers are fixing tariffs to protect American industries, another of Uncle Sam's government is striving to put American goods above competition and to help win for Amer- here and abroad. Glass is a difficult article to manufacture, particularly fine glass for lenses, etc. The Scene was photographed at the bureau of standards, where there Is a complete glass factory. The picture aen doing finishing operations on optical glass. Giant Lawn Checkers Is the Latest THEY WILL WED SOON fair maids playing the latest game of giant lawn checkers, invented Lutz of Lake Hopatcong, N. 3. May Sell Palace for a Hotel Asa G. Candler, aged millionaire of Altanta, Ga., and ?.Irs. Onzlne de Bou- chelle, N'ew Orleans beauty, whose en- gagement has been announced., The wedding will take place soon In San Francisco. BIG OIL WELL BURNING The' Sultan of Zanzibar, aving perxormed his chief and only function, SPending his royal salary, only too well, is in serious financial straits, requests for loans are being ignored. It is said the Sultan Is about his magnificent palace, the finest building in all Zanzibar, to a hotel Takes Her Dolls for an Outing This giant oil well at Eldorado, Ark., has been burning almost constantly since May 18. The friction of the sand and gas thr?wn out of the well. in enormous quantities caused It to catch fire. The blaze, which at times is more than 1,000 feet high, can be seen for a distance of fifteen miles. The crater is  feet across. s Regretted Wasted Time. Bobby will celebrate his birthday the later part of next month. He was asked last evening what he would like, and after much debating he decided on a boat and a cab. After some further discussion as to when the toys could be purchased he said: "But If you bought them now I could be playing with them until my birthday." t Thls is the new pick-up table, a labor-saving device used In the larger post offices for preparing mail for the canceling machines, designed and built by the mail equipment shops at Washington at a cost of less than $1,000! each. The lowest bid received from the outside was $3,200 each. The old tables were oblong in shape while thti new one is circular and in place of the carrier belt has a revolving table which delivers the letters to the staekingt mechanism. Eight clerks can work at one table. ntj matter how young or old they may be, love dolls, and some of Today's /Ise Word. are even more In love with their dollies than the kid& Wits It is never too late to be what you Maxlne Brown, who is said to have the largest number of dolls in might have been. New York, and who takes them all for a ride through the park, permits. Miss Brown has more than two hundred dolls In her Women are now acting as treasurers i la eight eounttes in Nebraska. CONTRADICTS THE LADY I Here is ex-Prince Oleg Rodimlr, grandson of the late King Nlkolas of Montenegro, once an officer of the 'czar's army, now an American citizen and business man, "on the Job" at his desk in the Standard Oil company's office in Constantinople. This photo- graph has Just been received In New York by a friend of Mr. Rodimlr, an ld It accompanied a letter in which he vigorously denied the engagement i whlch Mrs. Oscar Hammerstein had "admitted." At the age of fourteen Oleg ran away from a military school, enlisted as a Russian private, was wounded 32 times, and attained the rank of colonel. Captured by the Bol- sheviki in Siberia, he escaped, stowed away on a freighter, and next turned ! up as a hardware clerk In Clarksburg, Va. Then to New York, where he ob- tained an engagement for a fifteen weeks' concert tour (he is a tenor). DIRECTS WOMEN'S BUREAU More than eight million employed women are the charges of Miss Mary Anderson, director of the women's bu- reau, Department of Labor. It is her function to develop standards and policies for their employment. Dur- "ing the past two years this bureau "has investigated conditions affecting 83,000 employed women in 11 states. Near the Dividing Line. Robert was anxious to attend kin- , dergarten with Billy, but he was not quite four years old. One day he went :as a visitor, and before leaving he sidled up to the teacher and said: "Please, can't I come to your schoolY I'se Just on the edge of four." Romance Languagsa. The seven romance, languages are French, Spanish, Italian, Portugaese, Provencal Oatalan and Rumanlan. Illinois Coal Piles Are Dwindling A glance at these photographs shows It Is high time that coal mining was resumed in Illinois. Above Is the coal yard of a big coke company in South Chicago as It looked last April. Below is the same yard as it Is now. To Take Moving Pictures of Mars This famous reflecting telescope lens, the only one of its kind in the world,{ which was made in Greenville, Pa., twenty years ago by Roy. /lohn Peats, a: retired Methodist minister, will soon be put to a practical ume when a3 attempt. will be made to take motion pictures of Mars. The lens, which Is 62 lnchel in dameter, is now at American University, Washington. ! Concentration Highly Valuable. | Brazil's Great Water Power, Few things are more valuable to a  The potential energy of falling ws- man than to be able to persistently alp- ter of the streams in Brasll is esti- ply himself to his task until it has [ mated to be about three and a quarter been accomplished. | tlmes that of Niagara falls. ,