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Any Port in a Storm
It took three national .lections and
a war to rid this country permanent?
ly of the menace of Bryanism.
This year even the Democratic
party repudiated the man who gave
this menace a name.
Yet Mr. ?ox, vote hunting in
Nebraska, declares himself in sym?
pathy with what he calls Mr.
Bryan's progressive principles -and
announces that he would have sup?
ported Mr. Bryan for the Presidency
had Mr. Bryan been nominated at
If anything further were needed to
give the people. Mr. Cox's accurate
measure it is this declaration.
Mr. Bryan's "progressive princi?
ples," * as Mr. Cox calls them,
are mere vote-catching claptrap,
changed in every campaign.
In the one opportunity he was
granted to administer an important
public office Mr. Bryan developed an
incapacity comparable with that of
the gentleman who appointed him.
Yet because Mr. Bryan still leads
such remnant of the Democratic
party as his "progressive principles"
have left in Nebraska, Mr. Cox
praises him publicly and seeks his
In his frantic attempt to stem the
tide against him Mr. Cox has been
all thing? in all states. Yet never
has he been more pathetic than in
A man who believes that William
J. Bryan is a statesman whose prin?
ciples should be followed is certainly
?not the kind of man the people need
to guide them through the critical
four years that are to follow.
A man who pretends that fie be?
lieves this merely to catch a few
? Bryan votes in Nebraska is still less
worthy of the position to which Mr.
General Fayolle, who Is to rep?
resent the French Army at the
American Legion gathering, is one
of those French commanders whose
fame has been confined chiefly to j
their own country. The French gov-1
ernment sought to conduct what was
known as "a war of anonymity."
The German communiqu?s spread
abroad the name? of army and even
divisional chiefs, but the French bul?
letins seldom carried a name. In
the earlier years of the war Joffre
was known to most American read?
ers. De Castelnau and Foch became |
known in a smaller measure?the
first because he saved Nancy, and
the latter because In 1914 and 1915
he was in charge of the French
armies on the Allied front from
Amiens up to the North Sea and
thus came into close contact with
the British and found his way con?
stantly into the British and Ameri?
Fayolle never came much into the
limelight of publicity, yet he great?
ly distinguished himself as far back
as 1916 by his management of the
French half of the Somme offensive.'
He went into eclipse after Nivelle
supplanted Joffre, but he re?
appeared under P?tain, was sent
to Italy in the fall of 1917 to com?
mand the French contingent there,
and in 1918 was ?at the head of the
group of French armies which
checked the Ludendorff drive to?
ward Amiens, repelled the German
drive toward Compi?gne, and par?
ticipated in Foch's counter offensive
against the west side of the Mame
salient. Fayolle remained an army
group commander up to the signing
of the armistice and ranked among
French generals next to Foch,
P?tain^and de Castelnau, and per?
haps on a level with Franchet
Our distinguished visitor was one
of the men who made the French
?way a modern fighting machine.
He, like Foch, was an Instructor at
the Ecole de Guerre. He mastered
tj_s ?ilitary art before he practiced
ft. Foch says ia his Principles of
* War that War was not really
t_M9*- -at that school until the
?!gtn>t. France made war in
g70-'71 undtr generals who neither
understood war nor had the will
for victory. The Austrian, and
Use French had fought in Italy in
1850, but Prussia defeated the Aus?
trian and French armies .success?
ively?In 1866 and 1870?because
ffjfii? latter mad? war without roder
standing it, while the Prussian
armies understood war, although !
they hadn't made it since 1815. j
Fayolle is a student, a technician,
a Boldier whose military spirit is
fortified by faith and knowledge.
He us one of the best types of
the Fren?ch c?ommanders of to-day,
scholarly, cultured, modest and
self-reliant. American soldiers who
served under him appreciate his
merits. Americans generally need
only to get acquainted with him and
his fellows?Foch, P?tain, de Cas
telnau?to realize how little they
deserved to be classified by Presi?
den^ Wilson as "imperialistic" in
fteling and how far they are re?
moved from the harsh and brutal
military tradition for which Hin
denburg and Ludendorf? stand.
#No Moving Day
The fear entertained by thousands
of families that October 1 would be
a day of horror passes. The great
migration is not to come.
No landlord may now put any one
out except he is able to show by
affirmative evidence that the rent he
demands is reasonable. The respite
from worry extends until November,
1922. The tenant does his duty, if
proceedings are started against him,
?jwhen he deposits in court a sum j
equal to the amount he paid the
The law of supply and demand, so j
far as the hiring of habitations is
concerned, is not repealed, but it is i
suspended for twenty-five months.
The Legislature, as was done by the
British Parliament with respect to
Ireland, has established the prin?
ciple that the ascertainment of rent
properly payable is a judicial func?
tion. The courts are to take judicial
notice of the fact that there Is a
housing shortage?a tenant does not
need to prove there Is no other place
he can find in which to live.
The law of supply and demand is
suspended. But it is not and cannot
be repealed. And for even the sus
?*? i ,?
pension the public must pay a price.
If the courts fix rents at levels re?
joicing tenants now expect it needs
no argument that housing invest?
ments will not be popular. This
means few new dwellings, for ma?
chinery has not been devised to com?
pel men to invest.
An influence is at work to prevent
new construction, and lack of con:
struction in the end implies greater
congestion and an inevitable break
of water over the dam. In England
a similar law is defeated. The home
seeker who would pay more to get )
a first choice nominally purchases
the property at an enhanced valua?
tion, the interest paid being nicely
adjusted to equal what he would
have paid in rent.
Of contrary influence is the in?
centive to construction through ex?
emption from taxation. Which In?
fluence will prove the stronger? No
one can now say. It will take time
to show. If the repressive influence I
is the stronger we may expect few j
new houses, and new houses are, of j
course, the only abiding remedy.
The'success of the new legislation j
as a *d!hole. seems to depend on
whether the exemption from taxa
tion will have potency to draw more !
money to housing projects than that
driven out by restrictions imposed j
The Italian Victory
Red flags no longer float above !
the factories of Italy. The working
men who took possession have evacu- j
ated. The plants seized, after three !
weeks of idleness, have been turned
back to their old managers, nothing
damaged or stolen.
Thus ends one of the most re
markable episodes in industrial his?
tory. Nothing like the occupation
has ever before occurred. Surely
nothing like the voluntary evacua?
tion after possession was clearly
j established, with no power in Italy
! strong enough to enforce ejectment.
Italian factory operatives have
| had a short and intensive course in
j political economy. They have not
i learned anything, but they have
j harmed much. Theories of the So
' cialists pnce popular with them are
j seen to be hollow.
The Italian workman has learned
that more than control over the tools
of modern industry is necessary to
the welfare of workers. Tools are
junk unless used, and to use them
| management as well as toil is re
| quired. The men wanted the mills
'to run, but with all their skill in
j special tasks they found that they
! could not make their wheels revolve.
! Assemblers of raw material and*eil
! ers of the finished product are as
essential as those whose fingers fly
! or hands move. ' /
The Italian workman has not only
learned that cooperation between
management and worker is indis?
pensable, but also that wages are
paid out of product, and that when
production stops wages automatical?
ly stop. A pregnant idea. If it
could be brought home to every
j worker, and at the same time the
? heresy driven out that wages are
i paid out of capital or profits, then
! most industrial troubles would cease.
The result in Italy is a stinging
I rejection of Bolshevism.* In'times
i of excitement a dea? car was turned
! to the agitators who sought to na
I tionalize and to try to carry on
; operation through elected commit
? tees. Like other men, the Italian
workman seeks to gain advantage
S for himself and his class. But he
has intelligence enough to perceive
where his self-interest lies.
In the crompromise the crazy
minded, of course-, succeeded in get?
ting terms that will baffle Italian
industry, and thus in the end lessen
Italian wnges, but those excres?
cences will doubtless eventually be
sloughed off. The big victory re?
mains. The world is no longer called
on to worry much about Italy. She
is to be considered a democratic
nation whose people have sense.
A Dark Day for Baseball
Far more than the personal for?
tunes of eight ball players is in?
volved in ?the indictment handed
do-wji by the Chicago grand jury.
The news makes disheartening read?
ing for every fan the country over?
which 1s to say practically all
It has always been the boast of
baseball followers that their sport
was clean, that in this ono profes?
sional branch of sport the game was
on the level. The players charged
with crime must, of course be pre?
sumed innocent until proved guilty.
But whatever the decision upon the
specific charges, there is an ominous
sound to the testimony thus far
made public which cannot fail to
depress the spirits of well-wishers
of the game.
Suspicions attaching to last year's
series are no new thing. Gossip and
conjecture were rife contemporane?
ously with the games. There was ;
ample ground for a thorough in?
vestigation and house-cleaning at
the time. Blame necessarily attaches
to the league leaders for not facing
the evil which was upon -them and
relentlessly cutting out the disease
which threatened the good name of
the sport. An atmosphere of huge
stakes had grown up around the
world's series. Obviously new in?
fluences making for corruption had
arrived. It behooved the honest men j
in the game to take every possible
precaution against the debauchery !
of the sport. That they did not do
so, that they l?#t matters drift, must
be regarded as largely responsible
for the present ugly situation.
Baseball is too deeply rooted in
American life, from boyhood days on j
the vacant lot to the Polo Grounds,
to be easily disturbed. There is an
immense loyalty to the sport. ?*> But
there must be an end of evasion and !
mild punishment. The action of the
grand jury in Chicago offers the only
road to a rehabilitation of the game, j
The cutting away of corruption must
be ruthless and complete.
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$250 Per Family
In his speeches to his Wisconsin ;
constituents Senator Lenroot ex- !
plains one of the reasons for the
high cost of living. The average
family now pays to the Federal gov
ernment $250 a year*, its head must
pay approximately a dollar a day
out of his wages before he takes j
The Senator discusses a suit of
clothes. The woolen .company that
makes the cloth-first determines the
actual cost at the factory?material,
wages and overhead ? an amount
greater than before the war. It.
then adds the tax which it must pay
tho Federal government on each
yard of cloth, and then its own
profit. The company sells to a,
broker, who in turn figures out his
wages, overhead, material, Federal
tax and profit. The broker sells to
the garment maker, who does the
same thing. The garment maker
sells to the wholesaler, and the
wholesaler sells to the retailer. And
the retailer sells to the public. And
the public pays five Federal taxes
? to support the high cost of govern
| ment, beside a percentage profit as
the price ball rolls on.
Where rests responsibility? As
to this Senator Lenroot remarks:
"During tho war, and to a large
extent since, the government hns
been grossly extravagant. Those
charged with expenditure have
seemed to regard the money in 'the
Treasury as coming out of the blue
sky, and in nearly all departments
i there has been no thought of how
much they could save, but only how
much they could spend. The last
Congress (Republican) reduced the
appropriations over one billion dol?
lars below that asked for by the
? Administration, and more could have
been accomplished had the Adminis?
tration shown any willingness to co?
operate with Congress to effect
In view of the kind of government
i the country has been receiving
$250 per household seems a profi?
The Rexall Straw Vote
Straw votes are not in high es?
teem because the balloters are sel?
dom numerous. But thellnited Drug
Company, of Boston, is conducting a
straw vote this year which is to be
nation-wide in scope and on a scale
large enough to neutralize local and
personal vagaries. About 3,000,000
ballots are to be collected through
the 8,000 Rexall retail drug stores
throughout the country.
Four years ago these stores made
the same experiment on a much
! smaller scaje, the balloting lasting
only nine days. The results were
striking. The vote forecast the loss
to Mr. Hughe? of most of the states
beyond the Mississippi. It also indi?
cated a.Democratic plurality in New
Hampshire and an exceedingly close
vote? in West Virginia.
The 1916 canvass accurately re
fleeted the strong drift toward Wil?
son in the month preceding tha elec?
tion. This year the first returns re?
flect the strong drift to JEtarding.
With 103,624 ballots In forty-four
states, Harding leads Cox in all sec?
tions but the South. Excluding the
Southern group, Cox leads in only
three states ? Kentucky, Missouri
and New Mexico. Maryland shows
589 votes for Harding to 316 for
Cox. Arizona gives 409 for Harding
to 341 for Cox. Montana's vote is
227 for Harding to 132 for Cox;
Nevada's 270 for Harding and 81 for
Cox; Utah's 720 for Harding and
250 for Cox. California, which
some Democratic rainbow chasers
have been claiming, casts 1,333 for
Harding to 459 for Cox.
In the East the Republican plural?
ities are equally pronounced. Ohio
has reported 8,456 for Harding and
4,246 for Cox; New York, 1,426 for
Harding and 519 for Cox, and New
Jersey, 2,575 for Harding to 759 for
Vox. Indiana, classed as doubt?
ful at Democratic headquarters,
gives Harding 7,837 and Cox 4,765.
These figures are, of course, only,
a first flash. But the most signifi?
cant thing about ^hem is that they
all point in the same direction and
testify to a one-way current, where?
as in 1916 there was a tide running
strongly against Wilson in the East
and one running strongly in his
favor in the West
Calvin Coolidge Says
(From ffts inaugural address as Gov?
ernor of Massachusetts, January
Let thero fc? a purpose in all your
legislation to recognize the right of
man to be well born, well nurtured,
well educated, well employed and well
paid. This is no gospel of ease and
selfishness, or class distinction, but a
gospel of effort and service, of univer?
Such results cannot be secured at
once, but they should be ever before
us. The world has assumed burdens
that will bear heavily on all peoples.
We shall not escape our share. But
whatever may be our trials, however
difficult our tasks, they are only the
problems of peace, and a victorious
peace. The war Is over. Whatever the
call of duty now, we should remember
with gratitude that lb is nothing com?
pared with the heavy sacrifice so lately
made. The genius and fortitude which
conquered then cannot now fall.
No Hunting in Palisades Park
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: The Sun-Herald?or rather The
New York Herald, as I see by the
papers?states that the Conservation
Commission is inclosing and posting
Palisades Interstate Park ejs a game
refuge where all hunting will be taboo.
This large tract of wild land is and
can only be used as a playground for
the people. Many parts are little fre?
quented and could bo Bhot over without
menace to the pleasure seekers, who sel?
dom wander far from the State Highway
which leads to Bear Mountain.
It seerris neither wise nor fair to the :
sportsmen to make a game sanctuary of
the whole of this great tract of easily
accessible wild state land, and particu?
larly so when we realize that sports?
men have no legal right to shoot over
the adjoining lands upon which the
game from such a sanctuary would over?
If a portion, even onerhalf, were set
aside as gamo sanctuaries and the com?
mission would release in the sanctuaries
established a portion of the pheasants
"bred upon the state game farms, the
overflow would insure a reasonable sup?
ply of game on the lands where shoot?
ing was permitted.
The State of Pennsylvania has adopted
a similar plan of establishing sanctu?
aries in its state lands, with excellent
Making a game sanctuary of the
j whole of any large tract of wild state
land cannot be justified except on the
i ground that to permit shooting would
j be a menace to the public.
HENRY M. BRIGHAM.
New York, Sept. 28, 1920. '
| Raise the Postal Savings Rate
: To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Men are going on record in favor
of Mr. Meyer's plan for raising the in?
terest on postal savings to 4 per cent.
'. May a woman add her word, since small
, savings are in our line?
It is an old and sound principle that
'people work most heartily for the wcl
: fare of a nation when their own welfare
is tangibly bound up with the larger
issue. Nehemiah recognized this when,
in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem, he
! assigned to each man the portion of
| the masonry near his own house. This
j is a time when as never before our gov
I ernment needs the support and co
i operation of thrifty people of small
i means and cautious temper; and there
is no doubt that many such' would in
! vest small savings at 4 per cent to
whom the present rate Is less attractive
than either hoarding or?spending.
AMELIA JOSEPHINE BURR.
New York, Sept. 27, 1920.
Our Debt to'France
S To the Editor of The Tribune.
\ jSir: France is about to make a pay
| mont of $250,000,000 to the United
| States of her war loan.
It would be eminently fitting and
, proper for the United States to aay to
France at this time: "Take this $250,
! 000,000 and apply It to the needs of the
? widows, mothers and orphans of France
whose husbands, sons and sires fell in
defense of the libertiees of the world."
We never can repay our moral debt
; to France, but we can show as a nation
; that we are not ungrateful.
WILLIAM KIMBERLY PALMER.
Chicopec, Mass., Sept. 27, 1920.
A Dangerous Place
? ? Frnm The Boston Globe)
It was always good advice: "Keep
out of Wall Strcetl"
POETRY AND THOUGHTS ON IT
I tit here at the window
This Ttietday afternoon,
la tho editorial room
Of Tho New York Trib_*e.
I hear, ?pou the cobble?
The tramp _f bor*ei' feet ; ?
The newsboy?' loud obtceMB-uses
Here in Frankfort Street. '
The echoe* of their voice??
Back to me aro hurled "
From the brown ?tone wall? of the building
Of The New York World. .
I tee the business office,
And I see the floor above it,
I ?ee and hear a lot of thing?.
Suppose I do? What of it?
"What of it?" Ignoramus I
That obviously ?show?
Kow little you know of Poetry,
How all your thought? ?tro Pro??.
"What of it?" If I ?aid that.
Were ! ?o analytic ?
About the Modern Poetry,
You'd cry "A rotten critic I "
Yet that is what I thought about
Thii Tuesday afternoon
In the editorial room
Of The New York Tribune.
Drunkenness tripled in New York
during the first three' months following
the "application" of the Eighteenth
Amendment, We know that our desire
more than tripled. In the old day? we
used to dodge a drink whenever possi?
Two or throe of our *cq_ai*nta_ces
have suggested that if the Giants' man?
ager had wanted to boat the Brooklyns
he should have invited them to his
apartments. It sounds like the things
that are usually credited to Mr.
Is That So?
Cox or Harding? Cox or Harding?
The Indians '11 ..win, I beg your parding.
P. M. V.
CommerciKJly candid 1$ H. E. Schulti,
a tailor at 6 Cortlandt Street, who is
prepared, lift it from his circular, "to
make tho beat grade of Clothes at more
than reasonable prices."
The Diary of Our Own Samuel Pepya
Stptembor 25?Early up, and all day
at home, working with as much dili?
gence as I have, and enjoying it not
2fi?At my work again, and stopped.it
to drive my wife to the doctor's, and
so to the office for a few minutes, and
home again to work. My cozen Mark
to dinner, and so for a short ride, and
I saw a musickall instrument in the
window of a shop, that was half flute
and half accordion, and bought it for
$2.50, and took it home and tried to
play it, but could not for near half an
hour, when "I mastered it and played
many .melodies, even my wife applaud
? ing me.
27?To the office, wh&*e all day, and
? home to dinner, our new handmaid Anna
; doing well with the cooking. With my
wife to see "The Ta-wrn," which I was
disappointed in, having to wait until the
! play was near spent for the burlesque
j and merriment to come. With F. Case
i to his Inn, and had a beaker of butter?
milk, and so home and to bed.
28?In my petrol-waggon to my office,
and gave a lift to a young girl, who
said she was on her way to Olive
Thomas's funeral, and I asked her
! whether she had known her, and she
said, No, but she wanted to ?see Eugene
I O'Brien and tho other pallbearers. All
| day at my stint, and home early ^o
I more work.
You don't have to carry your lunch
! in a dinner pail, girls. You can put it
i in a music roll, and then people will
i think you are on your way to your vocal
j lesson, instead of to a vulgar office.?
j B. L, T., in The Chicago Tribune.
Reminding one of George Ade'.s girl
. who took vocal, and who carried her
' music in a roll marked Musicj for Fear
People would think it was Lunch.
"Man and Superman"
[From The Laramie (Wyo.l Boomerang]
Young lady wants to meet gentleman
going to Cheyenne and back by way of
?uto Friday or Saturday. Inquire 813 S.
Second St. ? C01-tp
. . . there are many epigrams as
I witty as those to be found in the pla>*3
, of Oscar Wilde.?The World's review of
! "Merchants of Venus."
As,' for instance?
Wherein It Appears That Winnie Sheehan
Riada The Conning Tower
[From The London Daily Graphie]
While we were crossing on the Adriatic
not long ago, my friend Winfield Sheehan,
the charming younK Irishman who controls
I the Fox Film Corporation, told we the story
i about Tom Mi*, the cowboy film atar who
was taken to the Grand Canyon in Colorado.
i While up on *the top of a big brown moun
j tain, and while he was looking down into the
cavernous depths of the abyss beneath him.
I he was asked, '"Well. Tom. what d(j you
think of the Grand Canyon?"
Tom Mix's face wore an expression of
I absorbed contemplation, and his friend
thought he was soaking hinuelf in the may
I niflcwee of the scene.
"Well." ?aid Tom, "now T. know where to
? throw my safety razor blade?."
.Scrambled as the baseball eggs appear
to be, they are less so than the meta?
phors concerning the current scandal.
The managers of the league, The Pater,
son Call believes, should have taken the
bull by the horns and cleaned house;
? and even Mr. Bancroft Johnson, who
i Used To Be a Newspaper Man Himself,
says: "It would appear that an indi?
vidual is grasping at straws in an effort
to purify his position."'
Splitting the cellar evenly, ?a the
divorced couple did, is equitable enough,
but who got the custody of the cook?
Add Famous Double Plays:. Ben ton to
Zimmerman to Chase. ^
F. P. A.
! ' . \ '- ? ' " "?-<!?____*
OF COURSE ITS GOrNfS TO TAKE A UTTLE WHILE FORHE?,
? ^Tce Ayj THE FAMILY c~~~~'
C?**ti*ftt, ?-30. New York _Vl__n?> Ina.
TO KISS AU." THE FAMILY GOODBY s ____?
Several unfortunate misunderstand- |
ings seem to have arisen among readers '
on account of the latter from Frank ;
?Ward O'Malley, of Brielle, N.. J-, which i
we printed last week. J. L. T. has seized '
upon our reference to "a Frank Ward
O'Malley, who seems to be a retired
newspaper reporter,"and writes: "Your
blunders concerning the careers of men ?
like Ritchie and Denison were ludicrous
enough without the further confession
of ignorance which you make concern?
ing the identity of O'Malley. 'Who
seems to be a retired newspaperman'!
Don't you know anything?"
The answer is "Not much," but we had
heard of Mr. O'Malley a*nd we mere?
ly intended, in a rather heavy handed
way, to be facetious.
Donald L. Chester, on the contrary,
rushes to our defense and writes: "Mr.
! O'Malley scem3 to be in no very fa'vor
? able position to reproach you for in
j accuracy since I note that throughout
I h?3 letter he refers to you as Brown
and also as Hayr;ard Brown."
We think he did it on purpose, for
we arc under the impression that he
could spe?? it better than that if he
cared to. Mary S. thinks "it was very
sporting" for us "to publish Mr.
O'Malley's savage attack." Here, also,
! we believe there has been a misconcep?
tion of the intent. At least, we don't
think he's really mad.
But our troubles are not yet done.
"As a member of the alumni of The St.
Louis Republic?now deceased, God rest
its soul," writes Sid Mercer, "I resent
the imputation that Martin Green never
? amounted to anything .before he was
I 'discovered' by Charley Chap?n and
! The New York World. I will arise and
inform the universe that Martin estab
j lished his reputation as a newspaperman
in a school that demanded more of its
pupils than any journalistic incubator 3
ever encountered in New York.
"Mr. Frank Ward O'Malley and othei
prominent newspaper research experts
have charted the past performances oi
Irv Cobb, Lindsay Denison and others
who helped make Chap?n famous as i
city editor, but for all the time thej
have spent with Martin Green in fron'
lot the famous prescription case a
! Perry's they display amazing ignoranci
of his life and condition of servitud?
; previous to landing on Park Row.
**But Mr. O'Malley spoke a mouthfu
| when he said:
" 'I'll bet all the chips in f?ont of m
that Martin Green had made' one wal
loping hit somewhere or other befor?
Charley sent him word to drop in sonn
! day and talk things over.'
"You can go ahead and bet even th
j blue chips that he did, Inspector O'Mal
ley. It is a prominent matter of news
paper history in St. Louis that Martii
Green arose in 1896 and walloped th
St. Louis cyclone for a story tha
Jarred him loose from The Republic an
landed him ori The New York World. 1
was Martin's home run on a sheet wher
he had been delivering 'doubles .an
triples in profusion. And, believe m<
i the young man who could jump out o
St. Louis and land en his feet in NV
York in those days was regarded a
| -omething more thaa a passing celel
"When I first began to 'accept' th
j modest stipend of $10 per week froi
? The Republic Martin Green was a ha
?1 lowed memory. He had passed An sei
eral years before my time, and it wi
reputed that he was making $100
week in New York, though none of us
could believe that.
? "Anyhow, Martin Green, Herb Swope,
Tom Millard, Ray Carroll, Dick Silver
and a few others were among the boys
who had gone out and achieved the goal
of St. Louis newspapermen?a, job in
New York. And at nights, after we r?ut
the old paper to bed* the youths of the
staff would sit around and listen to
talss told by the veterans of thirty?
tales of how Martin Green aid this and
"The cyclone story was a classic. It
was republished all over the country
and still is classed as the finest piece
of writing ever donc on a big news story
in St. Louis. Martin Green happened
to be in the office of the Weather Bureau
atop the Federal Building in the heart
of the city when the cyclone struck.
From his lofty perch he aaw it coming
and he stayed thero to see the destruc?
tion it wrought. Then he went back to
his office and wrote a descriptive mas?
"It was that story that got him the
call from New York. I da not know
whether he was hired by Chapin or not,
but he undoubtedly knew him as well
as any man.
"My acquaintance with Martin Green
dates from the time that I landed in
New York^with $?0 and a letter of in?
troduction to Martin from Andy Ford.
He was then a big man on his paper, but
he had time to encourage me and to
offer some homely advice, which I found
most valuable. Once in a whiA Martin
favors us with h?3 company St a ball
game, but his duties take him out of
town a great deal, and we see too little
of him. He wears a silver crown now,
but his heart is as young as it was in
bis swashbuckling days in St. Louis.
"So there, Inspector O'Malley."
And yet we still maintain that
Charles Chapin was something of a dis?
coverer. A New York city editor is
more alert than usual when a cyclone
in St. Louis makes him feel a draft on
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: I have recently learned from
good authority that a large number of
employing painters in this city are now
running their shops on the American
plan,1 i. e.. they are employing high
class mechanics, whether union or non?
union, who will work tprty-four hours
a week for $9 a (By or $19.50 a week,
with working conditions far better than
But how many of your readers are
aware that these men, in order to avail
themselves" of the opportunity to make
these wages, are subjected to the mob
rule of the striking, painters' hired
thugs? How many people ?re aware
that men are being blackjacked and
?lugged daily and that finished work is
being ruined by glass bombs containing
blue aniline dye?
I understand that last year between
thirty and forty men, were placed in
hospitals with broken heads and that
?ome of these men barely escaped death.
Also that thousands and thousands of
dollars' worth of property was dam?
aged by these selfsame glass bombs and
blue dye. And while complaints were
made day after day theae acts of vio?
lence and vandalism still go on.
It lis ?bout time that the general
publie woke up to the fact that some?
thing ought to be done.
AN AMERICAN CITIZEN.
! New York, Sept, 25, 1020.
The Killer's Progress
Fool Motorists Should Be Drbm
from the Roads
| To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir; To have the strength of ? ?jUnt,
and, therewith, the forbearance net te
eiert it is an often-expressed- ?ilk.
When a man lets in the clutch of h_
motor car he becomes possessed of the
I strength of a score of giants.
Mr. MarshaTl Rusk, in his letter
; printed,in Thursday's Tribune, not?
! that a psychological change occur? srktn
i men cease to walk and take to .driving,
j No change, as I see it; they merely ex?
hibit in large the stuff each is made ?t
j The great majority are sane, .coni?
J erate and careful. Such driver? fi?i
without notice. One in a thousand,
| through instability of intellect?Kin
j lack of moral force?gives rein to
I powers he cannot control, and, soon?
or later follows the inevitable "std
The motor car "killer"' is not boni:
he is made. A modern analogy of ?B?
Rake's Progress would shovF that tkll
reptile begin-? with the A, B, C's of traf?
fic law breaking; wrong side and aid
street stops, no lights, one headlight
(not two as specifically required), ne tail
light (or one showing white for want??
a red lens1, disregard of the rules of th?
road, passing on the right, "shsriy
corners" on a left turn. These are ?*?
B, C's, they are trivial; but whit
motorist has not come to grief, or bar*
ly escaped disaster time and again,
through such breakings of the law?
It is not till the developing "kilkr
adds speed to his repertory of wrog
: that the public begin? to take an intST
j est in him and he becomes an object ?'
! pride to his associates and his lik**
minded employers, if lie is_ paid driw?
Frequently he takes up a "side lit?
of killing dogs, cats, chickens ui
turtles-good practice no doubt. _?
tbecomes expert in "kickipg cars of tt*
road," bluffing other driver?! out of tW
right of way, and by dil'gent applks*
tion contrives to inject ;ie ultirnst? ?>
exasperating insolence into '"Thankyw
and "I'm sorry," when comment is ?SM*
upon his impositions upon the rights *
Make motor car killing punishable ?
murder in the first degree when W
?guilty party has broken any of the trSl
I fie laws made to protect humsn ?W
I Enforce every good t_amc la** and ?
j rest for every violation. Remove tt
j "fool'" ones from the book?.
Paraphrasing Calvin Coohdge, kt ?
| say: "The right to commit murder t
! motor car does not exist in any ?*
I anywhere, at any time?" We shall as*
! s^ety on the streets when the po?1
? demands it?and not till then.
If. R? WELLER.
New Rochelle, N. Y? Sept. 2b, 1|2*
A Wet Query
! To the Editor of The Tribune.
: Sjr: The Prohibition or. Eight??'
>| Amendment has been in effect ?w*
| January 18, 1920, or less than a J*
| The other prior amendments to !
j Federal Constitution have been la ?
jf?ect many years, while the original *j|
?clcs of the Constitution have been "
i fundamental law of the land for **
.han 130 years. *|
Now, can the Editor of The TriW
I or any reader of The Tribune l?*ai**
?single clause of the Federal Coni-9?
! tion that has been the cause of as ??
; trouble, contempt for and violation
law, various forms of lawlessness, f*
and murder as ha? the E'?**1*"!?
Amendment T T,HOMAS R? AD**8,
Naw York, Sapt. 24,1920. .._,