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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, JULY 4, 1922'
! AMERICAN LEGION PAGE
Liner Hits Shark J
BIG MAN EATER CAUSES EXCITE
MENT ON BOARD OF A
A tale of the sea that seemed al
most Incredible was brought by
passengers on the Shipping Hoard
steamship, American Legion, when
the vessel arrived in New York
from the tropics. As the liner wat,
crossing the equator durirg ,' thU
night, the passengers felt the ship
suddenly recoil as though struck.
The speed was decidedly diminished
but the ship seemed to ride easly.
At daylight, officers started an in
vestigation and found the mutilated
carcas of a 35-foot shark clinging
to the sharp prow.
OUR COMRADE MARRIES
He got married last week. Ho is
an Ink slinger too, so it was a deli
cate question for us to decide
should ore of us write it up or would
he want to do if?
Finally Pete, the office boy, solv
ed the problem: "Let him do it,
don't he handje the obituary no
Emulating the example of the
American Legion member who gave
a pint of his blood to suve the life
of a buddy, fifty enlisted men of the
regular army, stationed near Wash
ington, have formed a "blood giv
ing squad," volunteering to give a
quart of blood each to any' of their
comrades who undergo major opera
tions, at the Walter Reed hospital
and who would be benefitted by
Seldom has newspaperdom brought
out a subject of more vital interest
to the public. It is true that other
, newspapers have run columns un
der the head, "Learn a Word a
Day," but the subject is here treat
ed In a new and original manner.
Life in this day and age is a very
superficial thing. If you doubt for
a moment that 99 per cent of life
is on the surface, let me suggest
a few things for you to ponder
over. You knew, Joe most intimately
so you thought but what a shock it
was when you first viewed him In
a bathing suit. Take June for ex
ample you felt that even her
thoughts were an open book to you
but many were the revelations when
you married her.
Viewed oppositely it is fair to
assume that no one really knows
you; their estimate of you is gain
ed superficially; hence the value
of the veneer. Veneer might bo divid
ed into two classes: physical ard
mental. For the former you. have
but to study any woman. People
shy at mental veneer. They think
LEARN A WORD A DAY
.FIFTEEN YEARS EXPERIENCE IN
SAY IT WITH BRICKS
FRANCE ASKS THE DOUGHBOYS
TO RETURN SOUVENIRS OF
The American Legion ITeadquar
trs, co-operating with the French
authorities, is requesting every
member of the American Expedition
ary Forces who may have carried
away n fragment of historic Uheims
cathedral in France as a souvenir
o send it back to Uhems.
Battered into a mass of debris
jy German guns, Iihoims cathedral,
.'ollowing the armistice, was a meccu
.'or souvenir hunters. Thousands of
members of the A. K. F. visited the
uins, and the French authorities
leclare, many carried away pieces
jf statuary and other elements of
the fabric of the old cathedral. Parts
af the stately edifice, put in place
hundreds of years ngo and sacred
to every French heart, were price
less. The reconstruction efforts are aim
ed toward replacing all former por
tions that can be recovered. The'
French people hold that it Is an
insult to Christianity and to the
French nation for individuals ' to
retain bits of the cathedral as souve
nirs, according to Maurice Barrcs,
member of the Chamber of Depu
ties and the French Academy, undi
leader of the campaign to collect
all available pieces.
"It is time that the souvenir col
lectors understood that this or that
fragment of Rheims cathedral is a
vital part of the organism of the
cathedral and that organism seeks
rocorstruction," said M. Marres.
Many fragments have already
been returned he says in his open
letter to America, and it is to further
this cause that the Legion is mak
ing it appeal to former doughboys.
it hard to acquire. Hut they are
wrong for it consists of but one
Did you ever stop to think that
the conversation of the averugei per
son requires but 2(10 words? To ex
ceed that 200 words spells culture.
Many newspapers have been teach
ing their readers a word a day but
the'y have been words of limited us
age. Every word we are going to
teach will fit any conversation.
The word for today Is SYNCHRON
IZE. It comes from the three Latin
words "sin," "crow," rice." and had
its origin in the expression of Plato:
"Those who crow about thiiir sins
fit nicely in any gathering." It is
a verb denoting approval and can
be used as follows:
To a dancing partner: "We are
To a bridge partner: "Notice how
our hands synchronize."
To a party hostess: "How splen
didly your guests synchronize."
To a debutante: "A marvelous
dress! How perfectly the colors synchronize."
Too Much Responsibility
Many a man faced with the work of settling a friend's estate wislies lie
had a trust company's experience.
As a general tiling llie more desirable an imliviilual may be as an execulor.
Hie less lime will lie liave lor any business except liis own. In providing
for the care and administration of your estate, guard against neglect, indif
ference and inexperience ly naming this company as your executor.
OUR BOOK REVIEW
Leonard Merrick has published
unother volume of delightful short
stories of Bohemian life in Paris
under the title "The Chair on the
Boulevard." The sub-title states that
it contains further adventures of
Tricotrin, thei poet, who was the
chief character in Merrick's pre
vious book of the same type, "While
Paris Laughs." Both of these books
are excellent but f"The Chair on the
Boulevard" is the better of the two
in that it does not depend on Tri
cotrin for the leading role in all 'the
stories. In fact there are several
In which he does not figure at all.
Morrick will appeal to those who
like O. Henry. They are different
from each other, yet their works
shows them to be masters of the
technic of the short prose story.
Technic is not a set of rules laid
down by scholars for the benefit
of those who write; rather it is those
qualities a story must possess in
order that it may live.
To live beyond the span of years
of its creator a short story must
relate but one incident in -the life
of a person. The lead up to this
should be brief and contain only
that which will prepare the reader
for the incident. When the incident
is related the story ends. A notable
(ixception to that last statement is
found in Maupassant's masterpiece,
"The Diamond Necklace." Finally,
and most important of all is the ap
peal" of the writer's style. The stor
ies of both these writers are built
along these lines and of the two
Merrick follows them more rigidly
than O. Henry.
As a rule O. Henry starts with a
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SETTLING AND MANAGING ESTATES
Lard God of land and sea.
An ancient faith renew,
That still our stand may be
The trust our fathers knew;
We of the Legion pray, Lord God,
To follow in the way they trod.
What freedom gave they shared
The shores that made them free
With true men brave who dared
The seas of Liberty;
We of the Legion, Lord, would share
Our her tige with them who dare.
In duty done, they wrought
That peace might still abide;
In fear of none, they fought
With right upon their side;
We of the Legion plead for light.
So we be upright in Thy sight.
Not theirs with gyve and chain
To bind the vanquished foe;
Not theirs to strive for gain '
From out of people's woe;
We of the Legion under Thee
Would champion Democracy.
One flag alone they flew,
Nor vain to them its call,
That we might own it true,
The bravest flag of all;
We of the Legion swear to hold
The Flag unsullied, fold and fold.
(Thomas O. Devine, in Kansas
preamble, usually a truism. It may
or may not have a bearing on the
story. It is never essential to the
story but is enjoyed because It Is
quaintly expressed. He Introduces
names of living people and places
that will make his story harder to
understand each succeeding year.
Some say that his unexpected end
ings are nothing but trick endings
that are secured with so much ef
fort that they spoil the story. The
greatest appeal in O. Henry's char
acters is that they appeal to one
both humorously and pathetically at
the same time.
The stories of . Merrick are not
open to the above criticisms. Mer
rick shows his mastery of technique
in the first paragraph. No writer
has ever set up the scenery, Intro
duced the characters and announced
the plot in so few words as he
does. From then on the story leads
rapidly and entertainingly up to
the end and stops. The super crit
ical will, of course find faults with
some of his stories but if you want
to thoroughly enjoy some good short
stories ge't "The Chair on the Boule
vard" from the Lihue Library.
Secret service men are investigat
lug the reports that North Carolina
sick and disabled world war veter
ans are being unduly Influenced by
a group of women to make members
of the group the beneficiaries un
der the war risk insurance act. The
American Legion has given authori
ties evidence 'in three cases which
were brought to light at Oteen and
Kenilworth public health hospitals.
Die With Her Boots On
She went out for a ride. It was a
nice afternoon and a canter along
the wooded paths of the Marine
Drive would have been delightful
but she seems to be always arriving
or departing from the vicinity of
the Lihue Store. I couldn't under
stand it. She usually rode alone so
she couldn't have been waiti g for
anyone. And then 1 noticed that
she had on a pair of new and shiny
riding boots. Joe came along.
"That girl will die with her boots
on," he said.
"What! Is she as reckless as that?
"No, not 'reckless but she got
those boots this morning and aftei
putting them on she finds they are
too tight to take oft."
Thy first out of door bed of Am
erican roses have been planted in
Hanscom Park, Omaha, Nebr. The
AmeTiena Legion rose, similar to the
American Beauty but more hardy,
blooms freely during the summer
In order that the homes of many
victims in the flood area of Louisi
ana may be saved from the sheriff's
THINGS WILL BE DIFFERENT
You and me Al has seen life raw
and bleading as the poet says but
as yet I know of no more terrible
site than to see some poor fish af
ter he had come thru the first C
nios. of the holey state of matri
mony. He Is so mangled that even
his own mother would hardly recog
Theres a bird on this island that
is a regular guy. He could slap the
king of england on tho back and
have him like it. There aint any
place he couldnt go but what lies the
whole show. When some feamalo
wants to give a party she makes
sure that he will be among those
present and then she knows her
blowout will be a riot.
All the feamales stand around in
a half circle waiting for this fellow
to hand out some wise crack about
one of them and then she feel3 hap
py all evening. Thats his usual line.
He tells a girl something about her
self right out in publick that brings
down the house. If some other
fellow woulda pulled the same line
the feamale sex would run a blue
pencil through his name and he'd
be down and out for keeps.
All the males looked on in envy
because everyman would like to pull
this rough stulf and get away- with
it. And there aint no woman here
but what would like to be kidded by
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At Waimea and Nawiliwili
The Most Famous Garages on Kauai.
The place to get transportation to
The Barking Sands, Olokele Canyon,
Waimea Canyon, Kokee Camps,
Kukuiolono Park, Wailua Falls,
Hanalei, Haena Caves
Our automobiles are comfortable, our driven are re
liable and have been with us for many years, and
know every Inch of the country.
We rent Ford Cars Without Drivers.
We do draylng and hauling by trucks all over the Island.
We run the stage line between Lihue and Kekaha
three round trips per week
Tel. 43 W
A. GOMEZ, Mgr.
It Happened on Kauai
And We Smiled
When Grandpa was a boy they
used to say "Once a fisherman al
ways a liar." That was before there
were automobile salesmen. The oth
er day one of the automobile clan
came in to see me. His object was
not a social visit. After having prov
ed beyond a shadow of a doubt that
he was selling me the best car on
the Island and that he was losing
money on the deal, he mentioned
the terms and concluded by saying:
"Of course this is a gentlemen's
agreement between us."
Fancy making a gentlemen's agree
ment with an automobile salesman.
sale, the American Legion has pe
titioned Governor Parker to recom
mend that the time for the payment
of taxes by those who were com
p 41ed to vacate their homes be extend
ed. California American Legion men
have won their fight to use a $10,
000,000 state bond issue for those
world war veterans who desire to
work farms or settle on land.
All the world thought he was going
to slide trough life single and hap
py and there wasnt nobody that
would be able to tame him. But
theres a Waterloo waiting around
the corner for everybody.
One right he pulls his line. May
be ho had too much hootch because
he goes, strong and gets a big""hand
from all the gallery. She being new
down here dont know his line but
with the wisdom that Is every wo
man she laughs with the bunch and
pretends that she likes it. When
she gets him alone she rips him
up the back and hands his a few
Jolts in the solar plexus that leaves
him groggy. He aint used to this
stuff and when he comes outa the
the fog he finds himself engaged.
Then he goes on his merry way
like nothing has happened. The
night before he is to be hitched up
he blows in to see me. Hes about as
nervous as a female driving a car for
first time. He knows something is
going to happen but he dont know
what it is. Hes. had his own way
to long. But oh boy, 6 mos. from now
none of us wont be able to recognize
the poor boob. Shes going to change
all his habits, the way he dresses,
what he eats, what he says and
make him cut all his friends. In
fact an outsider will w'onda what
she saw in him to make her want
to marry him.
But what hurts most all is that
some day they is going to pass me
Al, mo his estwilev bosom firend and
hes going to sneak a nod to me and
shes going to remark, "Whos that
CLEM GOMES, Mgr.