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OLIUKLTVS AID OTOBM.
To conscientious people, taxlooi f
to do their full duty by their tam- I
iltes. Chere la no question harder L
to settle than where to draw the
line between selfishness and unselfishness.
We do not want to be pigs.
Neither de we yearn to be the domestic
goal We recognise our obligations
to our parents, our brothers
and sisters, our husbands, and
wires, and children, but we also
hare a duty to ourselves. And
sometimes it seems Impossible to
tell whether it is better to offer
ourselves up on the sacrificial altar
erected for ua by our near relations.
or to turn our tracks upon It
snd flee for our llvee. Either way
Is filled with heartbreak and hitter
This problem Is peculiarly a
feminine one beeauss men are not
often called upon to sacrifice themselves
for their fassllies while |
women constantly ere. It is con- (
ceded that a man has a right to his
Individual life and to make of tt ,
what he can. but a woman's life
is considered as belonging to those
about her. and a family has no
more hesitation in taking it from
her, and using it for their own
behoof and benefit than they would I
In seising her umbrella and sheltering
themselves under It on a rainy
Nobody expects the boys In a
family to give up their careers and
stay st home to cosset a croechetty
old mother and father. When Bister =
ma*es a bad marriage and has a j~
houseful of children with nothing
to support them on she doesn't expect
brother to shoulder her burden
for her. It never occurs to one of the
boys that he must give up all
thought of marriage and having a
home of his own because his mother
has died and there are little;
brothers and sisters to be reared.
M?. no. It's daughter who gives
tip her job with its freedom. Its Independence.
its pay envelope. Its
broader interests, to come home and
nurse the old people. Ifs sister
who puts from her all dreams of
love and romance to work for another
woman's children and mother
them. At the tfme it seems a noble
and heroic thing to Martha to give
her all to her family, but when ahe
Is an old woman and looks hack'
upon her sacrificed life, she ts
mighty apt to think that her
martyr's crown Is nothing :bnt a
foolscap, after all.
She can see that a hired servant
could have ministered to her
parents just as effectively as she
did. and that her other brothers
and sisters should have been
forced to do their part in caring for
them Instead cf wishing the whole
job on her. She can see that the
nephews and nieces she slaved to
pot through college would have
made stronger men and women If
they had b:cn compeled to make
their own way.
She can see that she has spent
her strength la encouraging the little
peculiarities and fostering the
vanities of those shout her; that
her unselfishness has bred selfishness
in others, and that, in reality
he has wasted her life in a mistaken
sense of duty.
For she has entirely Ignored the
duty she owed herself which was
to develop the talents God gave her,
make the most of the opportunities
that came her way. and to provide
for her own future so that, In her
turn, she should not be a burden
For th'at is the tragedy of the
family martyr. When she has
served her purpose nobody wants
her. The other brothers and sisters
say how dear and sweet, and unselfish
she is to take care of mother
and father, but when mother and
father die none of them want
Martha to romi and live with the**
The l?ny? and girls whom Martha
educated and dressed by taking in
sewing, or teaching, or standing behind
a counter have no place In
their gay young lives for a frowsy
eld maid of whom they are ashamed.
For the curious thing is that nobody
ever appreciates the family L
martyr or has any sense of gratltude
Of course everybody loves poor |
dear Martha, but they have a sort 1
of contempt for her. too, tWe con- L
tempt that we all feel deep down
In our souls for those who let us
Impose upon them, and who have
not backbone enough to stand UP
and fleht for their rights.
Martha may have given up her
lover and doomed herself to
splnsterhood in order to take care
of her parents, but she Is never the
favorite child for all that. The
children that father and mother
bra? about are the bold, strong,
selfish ones who went off about
their own business of life. It's Tom
who Is making a fortune on the
oth^r side of the world, and Jane
who Is ^married rich and lives a
thousand miles away, and who only
comes home for a pop-In call on her
way to and from Europe, or some
fashionable winter or summer resort.
of whom father and mother
boast. Not Martha. They say
Martha never had any get-up and
get-away. Perhaps ahe didn't, or
he wouldn't be the family goat.
The reason Aunt Martha hsa no
money and has to be dependent In
her old age is because she spent It
ill on nephew and niece while they
were growing up. and needed food,
nd clothes, and books and schooling
Her pay envelope kept the
wolf awav from their door, but that
foesn't keep the younrsters from
moklntr down on her.*nd up to Undo
Torn and Aunt Jane who kept their
money for themselves and are now
able to flaunt around In motor cars
*nd live In fine houses.
The moral of all of which seems
:o be that our first duty Is to ourselves.
and that If we fail to look
wt for number one. we have no
tjrht to cospplain because somebody
else doeen't. "All men speak
*ell of you when you do well for
rourself." says the proverb and this
is Just as true aa one's family as
?f the outside world.
Certainly unselflshness Is jsst as
ften ss It Is a virtue, and we do
est for ourselves. *as well as our
families. when we steer a middle
'ourse. when we help those who
>*ed help, but at the same time
force them to he!? themselves.
Ortalnly any woman who sacri?<*s
her whole life to her family
leaerves not to bo revered as a
?int but pitied as an imbecile.
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Friee rree With Tl* Sis HcraM.
Body on Globe
The Boy Scouts of America ?
at present showing the highest
membership record since the organisation
of the movement
eleven and one-half years tfo.
It numbers at present SJS.llS
men and boys actively engaged
In Scooting, a number larger, according
to the latest figure*
available from the International
Scout Bureau at London, than
the total membership of Scouts
In all the rest of the world put
together. The total membership
of all other countries affiliated
with the international bureau is
There are several otter active
Scout associations which are not
y?* affiliated with the bureau
and whose numbers are therefor*
not at present available.
N*? ' Orrasiastiei. Numbers.
Austria 1 7f4
B80?.? ,de "'Wan*- ..!..' sills
B. P. Belgian Boy Scouts.... 10.000
Brazilian Catholic Scoots 161
Eclalreors d? France: No report
Eclalrenrs Cnlonlstes de
*?*D<T ? *.800
Scoots de France ? ooo
Italian National Scouta 10 000
Italian Catholic Scoots 4,'noo
Luxembourg Scouts 500
Luxembourg CaUtoiic Scouts... 44?
P!1 . No report
?ol"? , 30.000
Sweden ... (m0
Swltserlsnd ? ,, 5.800
SOMEBODY IS ALWAYS
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omorrow (Tuesday) morning. Thetl
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AUGUST, 8, 1921.
A Judge Brown Story-Talk
By JUDGE WILLIS BROWN.
This happened some year* ago in a canning factory.
Men and women and boy* and girls were fastening tops
These were fastened by a small wire placed around the top
and with a pair of hand pinchers tbe wire was tightly twisted.
The workers were paid by the piece, and the average earnings
amounted to 9a a day.
It was noticed by the paymaster that one boy was doing
It was a mystery how this boy's earnings climbed until
he was making $4 a day where formerly his pay averaged
The manager asked him how he accomplished double the
work of others in the same time.
The boy explained that he would tell only on condition
that the manager would pay him for the information and for
The manager agreed and thereupon the boy made the following
"In twisting the wire around the tops I noticed that sometimes
I would get some wires which twisted easier than others.
Sometimes whole bundles. I went down where the ' nail
bundles were stored and I found that some of them were right
up against the furnace, and became heated, and that the heated
wires twisted easier.
"So I came early and heated both ends of the wires I
used^red hot; then, when they were cold, I could twist them.
"Now I can show you how you can make it still easier,"
and thereupon the boy exhibited a small pressing machine
which would taper the ends of the wires which were twisted
to a smaller sue."
Great steel mills now use this same principle of tapering
great steel rods.
The boy received pay for his suggestion and invention, and
was later placed in the general manager's office and given the
title of technical superintendent.
"Why does this wire twist easier than that one?"
This question came to the boy.
But it did not remain a question only.
The boy started out to find out WHY.
Find out WHY.
Pretty good thing for any and every boy to find out WHY,
when they are confronted with something different and puzzling.
Both the Plodder and the Climber ask the question WHY.
The Plodder keeps on wondering why.
The Climber finds out why.
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Of Honor Gives
Medal to Hero
Hitherto there have been three
classes of medals awarded (or
life savins service, by the National
Court of Honor, a sold.
silver and bronze medal, respectively,
beins granted, in accorsance
with the degree of risk lmvolved.
In future one type of
medal only will be awarded and
Siven only in cases involving
serious risk to the rescuer's own
life. Other cases of first aid
rescue work will be recognised
by letters of commendation.
The medal for heroic serm
will be made In sold only and
according to a new design especially
worked oat for the National
Court of Honor by Belmore
Browne, the explorer. Dale
Collier, of Rock Island, III., will
be the first Scout to win this new
type of medal and well deserves
the honor, having resetted two
men last winter from drowning
In Icy waters at the risk of his
He Want Gallty.
"Who led the. children of Israel
into Canaan?** asked the Sunday
school teacher. "Will one of the
younger boys tell me?**
"Can no one tell me?** he asked
more sternly. "Little boy In the
back seat, who led the children
of Israel Into Canaan?"
Little boy (badly frighteneav
"Please sir. It wasn't me. I Just
moved here last week from Missouri."
(Make one up and send It In.)
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- SKIRT MODES
N As pictured, in four distinctive models.
Navy bhie woolen skirt, with narrow pleats, inverted
and box, disclosing a stripe bf old blue, figured
Striking black and white box pleated skirt, of
Prunella cioth?other models shown in Autumn plaids
and beautiful Jacquard patterns.
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Sports model of soft checked velour, in ^ull gray
and rust, box and knife pleated; bias insets are sewn
alike on back and front Other models in blue and tan
New worsted crepe skirt, in navy blue, panel gored,
with slit pockets and seams corded in tan; also shown
in black; also strictly tailored styles.
Priced $15 to $25
, Skirt SMttaa. DM ?Mr. X
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TO WtrXfD HEKIEI.r
Nina Hunter and Clara Kitihugk
have been oa tha out*.
It waa ?U because Nina had beea
making eyea at fear husband, Clara
Nina said ah? did ifoL
Anyhow. th? girls met an tkX
street. Maa had a nice little hamTT
mer wrapped In a newapaper. They *
cot together. Clara cot a couple
of rapa acroaa the head aad then
want to tha Emergency HospltaL
Then ahe |M a warrant for Nina.
Tr huahand admitted that be
waa keeping company with that *
woman.' Clara aald. "aad I asked
her Ilka a lady to let him aJoaa.
She promised to do ao?and tbea
started aiala I aaea them tagethar
with my ow?, eyea."
Nina aald that ahe knew Clara
waa after her and took the ham mar
alone for protection. Having onoe
been Jumped by the Fltalragli
woman, ahe declared, ahe waa just
naturally ready for the aeeond attempt.
She told }?d|? McMahoa that
Clara rolled up her aleeves and
niahed at her. Then. Nina aald. aha
(ot out her hammer and tapped her
antagonlat acroaa the head.
The court waa of the oplnloa that
Nina had acted In aelf-defenee and
diamlaaed the caae?but warned bar
that l? ahe waa running with the
other woman's husband, to quit It
right away before aomelhiag aerloua
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poette, Pictured by the
lue predominating, in fine
appear die frocks of fall;
nd slim, but suggestive of
irts and blouses alike, disjanelings,
and vestees of
jvetyn or broadcloth and
linings may be more subtle
raiding? and stitchings, the
u will find extensively used.
ilored beads appear unexor
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