Have You Heard

The public debt of the federal, state and local governments in the United States is now more than $50,000,000,000.

For every dollar the average citizen pays out knowingly in taxes he pays out $3 more unknown in taxes.

More than three-fourths of the land in the United States is sloping land subject to soil erosion.

From his first shave to his last the average man shaves over 20 square miles of face.

A recent dust storm in Oklahoma in one day whirled 397,800 acres of land six and two-thirds inches deep into the air.

Tree planting in the Plains shelterbelt zone is progressing at the rate of 30 to 35 miles of 100-foot strip a day.

Every time you spend 25 cents for cigarettes, 12 cents of it goes for taxes.

Simple country life on a farm is declared the most hazardous.

The Lindbergh law, a federal statute against kidnapping, provides the death penalty for any part, no matter how small, in a kidnapping that results in death of the victim—Pathfinder.

Soviet scientist report that normal deterioration of fruits and vegetables is delayed by treatment with radio waves.

After performing autopsies on thousands of bodies at the Philadelphia General Hospital, Drs. R. H. Boles and E. H. Clark are convinced alcohol cannot cause cirrhosis of the liver.

Dr. Harlow Shapely recently announced the discovery of a small star cluster composed of about 50,000 stars wandering between our galaxy and the great spiral system in Andromeda.

Men between the ages of 25 and 55 years are in the “age of egotism, self-confidence, selfishness, over-expansion, and frequent mistakes,” according to Dr. William C. MacCarty, professor of pathology at the Mayo Foundation, University of Minnesota.

There is no anthropological justification for anti-Semitism, Dr. E. A. Hooton Harvard, said recently—Pathfinder.

A harmless but effective new pain killer has been announced by Dr. J. Krevin Leir, of the Medical Center, Jersey City.

High blood pressure is normal for some persons, according to Dr. O. H. Perry Pepper, of Philadelphia.

Sunlight which enters buildings through closed windows has practically no power to destroy germs, says Dr. John H. Wright, New York bacteriologist, because glass stops nearly all ultra-violet light.

Invention of a new high-temperature blast furnace which yields both iron and cement from a single process is claimed by Soviet scientists.

Dr. B. H. Willier, of the University of Rochester, claims eggs can be made to hatch hens by the injection of a costly hormone extracted from cows.

A new mercury are lamp provides light similar to that of the sun.—Pathfinder.