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The Wise Little Hen

The Wise Little Hen is a Walt Disney's Silly Symphony cartoon, based on the fairy tale The Little Red Hen. The cartoon features the debut of Donald Duck. Donald and his friend Peter Pig try to avoid work by faking stomach aches until Mrs. Hen teaches them the value of labor; this cartoon was released on June 9, 1934. It was animated by Art Babbitt, Dick Huemer, Clyde Geronimi, Louie Schmitt, Frenchy de Tremaudan and directed by Wilfred Jackson; the story was adapted in the Silly Symphony Sunday comic strip by Ted Osborne and Al Taliaferro, Donald Duck's first appearance in Disney comics. The Wise Little Hen of the title is looking for someone to help her plant her corn for the Winter. Peter Pig and Donald Duck both feign belly aches to get out of the chore since they would rather play than work. So, with help from her chicks, she plants it herself. Harvest time comes. Upon wising up to their ruse and her chicks wink at each other upon knowing what to do with Peter and Donald later, she cooks up a tantalizing assortment of corn dishes, heads over to Peter and Donald to help her eat them, but before she can open her mouth, they fake their belly aches.

Once she asks, they are miraculously "cured" but all she gives them is castor oil, to teach them a lesson. As the hen and her chicks eat the corn themselves and Donald, with nothing but an appetite, repent with all their might by kicking each other in the rump. Florence Gill - the Wise Little Hen Clarence Nash - Donald Duck, Peter Pig The Silly Symphony Sunday comic strip ran a three-month-long adaptation of The Wise Little Hen from September 16 to December 16, 1934; the 1962 storybook Walt Disney's Story Land: 55 Favorite Stories featured an adaptation of the cartoon called "Mrs. Cackle's Corn". In this version, Clara Cluck is telling the story. By 1962, Donald Duck was thought unsuitable for a bit part in a fairy tale, so they use Daniel Duck instead. Patsy Pig was substituted for Peter Pig; the short was one of the many featured in Donald Duck's 50th Birthday. Donald Duck Volume 1 1986 Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck Volume 2 1989 Donald Duck's 50 Birthday 1991 Silly Symphonies 2001 The Chronological Donald Volume 1 2005 Walt Disney's Timeless Tales Volume 3: Casey at the Bat/Little Hiwatha/Morris the Midget Moose 2006 Walt Disney Animation Collection: Classic Short Films Volume 5: Wind in the Willows 2009 The Wise Little Hen on The Encyclopedia of Disney Animated Shorts The Wise Little Hen at The Big Cartoon DataBase The Wise Little Hen on IMDb

Henry Thomas Hunt

Henry Thomas Hunt was the mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio from 1912 to 1913. Hunt, 33 years old when he took office became known as the Boy Mayor. Failing to win re-election, he moved to New York City. Henry and his younger brother, Philip Woodward Hunt, were born to Samuel Hunt, president of the Cincinnati, Portsmouth & Virginia Railroad Company, Martha Trotter Hunt. After graduating from Yale University in 1900, Henry Hunt received a law degree from Cincinnati Law School in 1903. Hunt began his political career by joining the Committee of Nine, a group of young, idealistic neophytes bent on reforming a corrupt political system that had controlled Cincinnati and Hamilton County for decades. George B. Cox, known far and wide as Boss Cox, ran the entrenched political machine. In 1904, Hunt was appointed to a committee organized to separate school management from political influence. In 1905, as a member of the Honest Election Committee, Hunt helped lead a municipal election campaign focused on the elimination of Bossism.

In 1905, Henry Hunt was nominated by the Democrats to stand for the Ohio House of Representatives, winning election as part of a reformist landslide that swept Cox's men out of office. In November 1908, Hunt was elected prosecuting attorney for Hamilton County. During Hunt's term, Boss Cox tried to obstruct him at every turn. Hunt prevailed more than not, closing gambling rooms and driving slot machines out of the county. In 1910, Hunt was re-elected to another two-year term. In 1911, Hunt's persistence and successes prompted Cox to issue a surprising announcement; that year, he would retire from political life. Henry Hunt was nominated to stand for mayor of Cincinnati on the Reform Democratic ticket, winning the November 1911 election; the New York Times of September 24, 1913 characterized the two-year term of Henry T. Hunt as "a remarkable record." They concluded that the voters have "no choice save to re-elect Mayor Hunt." The achievements of Mayor Henry T. Hunt were: Settling a street railway strike and a strike of ice men Introducing inspections of tenement houses Appointing school nurses Providing for food inspection and dental service for school children Separating the dependent children from the delinquents in the House of Refuge Providing that all the children had a chance to go to school and to Sunday school Confronting the loan sharks until they were driven from Cincinnati Rooting out many abuses and sources of disease in the densely populated parts of the city Increased regulation and control of the corrupt administration under Boss Cox Suppressing gambling and closing many gambling resorts Rerouting the street railway lines and constructing a terminal boulevard and belt line of surface cars Abolishing dangerous grade crossings Introducing a plan to improve city sewers Opposing the corrupt and powerful Republican organization dominated by Boss CoxOne summer afternoon, Hunt saved a teenager's life: Mayor Henry Hunt was standing on a street corner this afternoon, when a runaway team approached at breakneck speed.

Mabel Hartford, a pretty girl of 18, was crossing the street at unmindful of danger. The Mayor seized the girl and pushed her out of danger, he caught the bridle of one of the horses and held on. He was not injured. After bringing the team to a standstill he continued on his way to Fountain Square, where he opened the Made-in-Cincinnati Exposition. After losing a bid for re-election as mayor, Hunt enlisted in the Army and served during World War I, reaching the rank of major. In 1922, Henry Hunt entered the practice of law in New York City. Henry T. Hunt married daughter of Thomas T. Haydock of Cincinnati, they had three children: Henry Thomas Hunt and Samuel Pancoast Hunt. On May 8, 1920, Mrs. Thomasa Haydock Hunt filed suit in Cincinnati for a divorce from Henry T. Hunt. In September, 1925, Henry T. Hunt married Eleanor M. Phelps, they lie buried beside each other in Arlington National Cemetery. The New York Times, April 29, 1912. Miller, Zane L.. Boss Cox's Cincinnati: urban politics in the progressive era.

Oxford University Press, LC #68-29722. Reprint: Ohio State University Press "Henry T. Hunt and civic reform in Cincinnati, 1903-1913" - Landon Warner's scholarly article published in Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Quarterly. "Mayor Henry T. Hunt aids victims of Ohio flood." Biography of Mayor Hunt's father and uncle Biography of Mayor Hunt's paternal grandfather Henry Thomas Hunt at Find a Grave

Le Mag

Le Mag is a French television show broadcast direct on the French music and entertainment specialty channel NRJ 12 from Monday to Friday from 7 to 8 pm. Hosted by Matthieu Delormeau, various co-hosts took part with him, the first being Jeny Priez for 3 seasons. Priez was suspended after her alleged involvement in inside betting on the outcome of the Montpellier Agglomération Handball and Cesson Rennes Métropole Handball match) and was replaced by Ayem Nour of season 5 of the reality series Secret Story, she co-hosted for seasons 4 of Le Mag. Caroline Receveur of season 2 of Secret Story and of Hollywood Girls co-hosted seasons 4 and 5 of Le Mag; the show broadcasts various subjects by chronicler contributors. The show premiered on 10 January 2011 on NRJ 12 and has become famous for inviting television reality personalities; the show was used as a launch for the French reality television show Les Anges de la téléréalité. Following, it became a launchpad to promote similar reality television shows on NRJ 12 like L'île des vérités, Hollywood Girl: Une nouvelle vie en Californie etc. Code: Current presenters Co-presenters Chroniqueurs actuels Anciens chroniqueurs Chroniclers

Cylindropuntia imbricata

Cylindropuntia imbricata, the cane cholla, is a cactus found in the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico, including some cooler regions in comparison to many other cacti. It occurs in the arid regions of the Southwestern United States in the states of Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada, it is conspicuous because of its shrubby or tree-like size, its silhouette, its long-lasting yellowish fruits. The cane cholla's range is the arid regions of Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and Texas, south to Durango and San Luis Potosí, it is hardy for a cactus. In parts of its range just below the pinyon-juniper belt, it can be abundant, surrounded by low grasses and forbs that are brown most of the year. Plants may form thickets or be spaced at a few times their width in "gardens"; the species a noxious invasive of Australia in old mining localities and along watercourses. It is known there by the common names of Devil's rope pear, it is a declared noxious weed in New South Wales and occurs in Queensland and South Australia.

The above-ground part consists of much-branched cylindrical stems, the end joints being about 3 cm in diameter. The joints, unlike those of some chollas, are hard to detach; the stems are tubercular with a pattern of long oval lumps. A typical height is about 1 m, but exceptionally it can grow to 4.6 m with a "trunk" diameter of 25 cm. The width is similar to or somewhat greater than the height; the stems are armed with clusters of up to about 10 red to pink spines, which may be 3 cm long and are barbed and sharp enough to penetrate leather gardening gloves. The stems and fruits have many spines or "glochids" about 1 mm long that can detach and stick in the skin. There are two kinds of stems or "cladodes": long plagiotropic, bearing flowers at the ends and falling off after a few years, long orthotropic serving for support and transport and staying on the plant. Plagiotropic stems grow in a star- or crown-like pattern around a central orthotropic stem; this species blooms in early summer. The flowers are purple or magenta rose-pink, about 5 cm wide.

The fruits are yellowish, tubercular like the stems, shaped something like the frustum of a cone, with a hollow at the wide end where the flower fell off. The plant retains them all winter, they are dry and not tasty, though the Indians of Arizona and New Mexico are said to have eaten them. In addition to sexual reproduction, the tree cholla reproduces when stem joints fall to the ground and take root, thus this species spreads and its spread is hard to control where animals defecate seeds and carry stem joints stuck to their hide some distance from the parent plant. "Waves of invasion" occur four or five years after drought combined with grazing because this combination exposes soil on which the stem joints can take root. The fruits are eaten by various wild birds and mammals, including pronghorn, desert bighorn sheep, deer; the thorny plants provide escape for cover for many small animals. The leafcutter bee Lithurgus; the plants are sometimes grown as ornamentals. Dead stems decay to leave a hollow wooden tube with a pattern of lengthwise slits.

These are sometimes used as canes. The Roman Catholic Penitentes of New Mexico tied fresh stems to their bare backs in Holy Week processions; the Zuni people use the imbricata variety ceremonially

Lincoln House, Manchester

Lincoln House was an office building on Deansgate in Manchester, England. It was designed in the 1980s by Holford Associates, it was clad in glass and was designed as a deliberate response to the 1960s and 1970s Brutalist architecture that engulfed many British cities. It was built in 1986 for a legal practise based in Manchester. By the 1980s the Manchester City Council Planning Department rejected Brutalist proposals in the city believing such buildings to be cold and depressing pieces of architecture; the department were instead inclined to approve safe architecture such as brick buildings. Holford Associates set about fulfilling this move forward by proposing a glass building which demonstrated the latest technologies and improvements in neoprene sealants, it was demolished in 2017. Citations BibliographyParkinson-Bailey, J. J.. Manchester: An Architectural History. Manchester University Press. ISBN 978-0-7190-5606-2

HD 8574

HD 8574 is a single star in the equatorial constellation of Pisces. It can be viewed with binoculars or a telescope, but not with the naked eye having a low apparent visual magnitude of +7.12. The distance to this object is 146 light years based on parallax, it has an absolute magnitude of 3.88. The star is drifting further away from the Sun with a radial velocity of +18 km/s, it has a high proper motion, advancing across the celestial sphere at the rate of 0.298 arc seconds per annum. The star HD 8574 is named Bélénos; the name was selected in the NameExoWorlds campaign by France, during the 100th anniversary of the IAU. Bélénos was the god of light, of the Sun, of health in Gaulish mythology; this object is an F-type star with a stellar classification of unknown luminosity class. The star is spinning with a projected rotational velocity of 6.6 km/s. It has 1.1 times the mass of 1.4 times the Sun's radius. The star is radiating 2.3 times the luminosity of the Sun from its photosphere at an effective temperature of 6,065 K.

In 2001, an extrasolar planet in an eccentric orbit was announced by the European Southern Observatory. The discovery was published in 2003; this object has at least double the mass of Jupiter and has an eccentric orbit with a period of 0.62 years. List of extrasolar planets