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MONDAY. AUGUST >, ig?i.
THE Editor and Publisher wants The Herald's
opinion as to "pitiless publicity" of all
meetings, discussions and actions of the
rooming disarmament conference. The Editor and
; Publisher itself believes that "the experience of the
lan few years demands that all of the sessions be
held out in the open in the white light of publicity"
and that "an open conference and enlightening publicity
would be true to the best traditions of this
Tbe Herald has no objection, now or ever, on
this or any other pnblic question, of submitting its
opinion to the "white light of publicity." We believe
that newspapers have a far higher obligation
than what merely results in selling their papers.
Their first obligation is in the selection of news,
and so. the kind they ieed to the public. They
have great power for good and a vastly greater
power for evil. Which road they take and how far 1
they go, is a matter of individual judgment of policies.
Herald does not believe the policy advo- |
cated by Editor and Publisher would be other
than disastrous tc good results from the conference.
We are sure we can trust Secretary Hughes
andThis associates. The objective is known. It is
what this people want more than any other single
tiling?international good understanding and friendship.
to bring permanent peace. Relief from taxation
is but an incident. If Mr. Hughes in the conference
negotiations needs the support of public
opinion, he knows how to get it. If in doubt as to
pubffP opinion, he knows how to remove the
doubt. If he wants to submit any question to the
higher court, he knows the way to appeal,
a If the American people cannot trust Mr.
jHtighes, they should get some one else to head
their "delegation. If they cannot trust President
Harding to select his associates, they made their
own mistake in electing him. If the men he names
are not those they can trust, they can force a
change, in fact time will probably be given for
protest before decision is made. If there is any
particular man or men wanted as an associate with
Mr. Hughes, now is the time to let that be known.
So far as The Herald has been able to observe
ihere is not a club nor a civic, or other organization
in this country, where the members hear or are
.informed a? to the discussions, the details of negotiations.
which lead to propositions submitted to
tliciri. They do not know the what nor why of
?:ar.y matters never submitted to them. Frequently
action is taken in their name, without their
consent being asked, or chance for dissent. The
'kmc is true in State governments and our niitional
government. Not only are "executive sessions"
If very where, but it is not a fact, nor will it ever
be a fact, that open confercnce is a part of this
Republic's be?t traditions.
The people know nothing of the negotiations
which have led to this very conference. They
were under way long before the public was informed".
We only know they have been and are
under way, and the results, with the general attitude
of governments. Great Britain and Ireland
have a truce and arc drawing together under the
cloak of the most complete secrecy this modern
World has even known. Publicity would have
doomed these negotiations to failure. If the wish
is to doom this conference to failure the surest way
'U "the white light of publicity" to sell newspapers.
Tlje Herald is convinced that the part of the
itewspnpers in the conference is not as an independent
publicity agency with 1,000 differing judgments
fixing policies. The newspapers' place is as
the helpful, sympathetic, wise agent of Secretary
Hughes and his associates. They are the American
army to be largely under his command. There
could be no more effective force.
This is not surrender of judgment nor blind
following. It is intelligent co-operation in a
cause which all thoroughly understand and with
an objective all not only entirely commend, but in
which they have a common national pride and
complete faith. They will be in the confidence of
Mr. Hughes. He must have their confidence. They
will understand his strategy. It is their part to
help and what they do not tell, or guess, or insinuate.
or intimate, will be as important as what they
say. But the idea that everybody must know everything.
that the negotiations must be public, is one
which would create chaos, a Babel of tongues, a
certainty of failure, giving the few opponents of
disarmament a poison gas to use on an unmasked,
It North and South Ireland could give just
one little pull together in the same direction,
what a relief it would be trom their tug of war.
A Career of Service.
JOHNS Hopkins recently gave notice that no
fee for surgery at its hospital must exceed
Si.000 for an operation and that fees for attendance
should not be more than $35 per week per
l>atient. This was taken as setting a standard for
all other hospitals and was received with mingled
favor. sadness and indignation. Just what is the
magnitude of distinction gained by one of great
wealth, who pays but a paltry $1,000 to gain the
hall-mark of the country's highest surgical skill?
Such a fee brings the possessor of millions
close to the ranks of the common people and no
whit superior to the middle class. Moreover, it
t^kes away all the sweetness and light which comes
from combining an operation with benevolence.
No one who pays but that price can have the
rbnsoling satisfaction of having included the cost
o? some poor person's operation, and so saving
K li,r A?d in many instances this is actually
the case There are many hospitals where the fee
W graded, not at all, or practically not at all, by
the delicacy or major character of the operation,
hut like taxes, on the ability to pay.
But the added dictum comcs from Johns1
Hopkins that that institution has always taught
"by .precept and example that the ideal > medical
man should early learn that m<4feint is not a
career for those who bop* to become rich." I
Some way or other, this turn* memory back from
the present to the days of the country physician,
his bofgy and oM Dobbin; to the village doctor,
and the man who in every family, was next?if
indeed second?to the church and minister. There
is that quality in the profession which speaks only
of service, of intimacy, of true friendship and of
a sort of bulwark which is a wall oi confidence to
those most in need of .a supporting power. Money
seems 4 mean sort of thing by comparison.
The cthies of medicine are the ethics of
service. The visit in the home had a different relationship
than that in the office or hospital. If
this profession has lost anything in these later
days with its far greater knowledge, skill and
technique, it is in that personal element, that intimacy
and complete confidence, which made it
? distinct from a business and much more than a
Russia is paying a tremendous price tor an
experiment that the Russians themselves had
no desire to undertake. They have been much
like sheep led to slaughter.
THE Herald has no objection to Premier
Hughes, of Australia, agreeing with our
position on disarmament. We have an especially
high opinion of his judgment when he does this.
In addressing the American Club in London, lie
said it would be useless to discuss disarmament
unless this included and effected a settlement of
Pacific questions. This settlement, he said, must
come first. If it does, disarmament will follow as
As a fact. also, taxation has nothing to do
with it. Taxes are but a wee lever on public
opinion. This country knows nothing of taxes
as applied in Great Britain. Comparatively speaking.
our people ha\c not yet been touched. Vet
the British commons has just authorized, in
preparation for disarming, the building of four
battle cruisers which are expected to be the last
word in siie, speed, armament and fighting,
strength. Britain docs not intend to be caught
off her guard. Her navy is weaker in fighting
power than before the war. She has scrapped her
dreadnaught class. She proposes to enter the conference
at near her time-honored standard. She
will then hold what will be her relative strength.
But this proves that taxes will not be a controlling
factor, save, perhaps, with the power be[
hind thrones. If Britain goes on building in her
I present financial condition, no other country, least
I of all the United States, will stop. Only removal
| of causes will halt armament; only the removal of
| causes will insure peace, and with the removal of
I causes all e'se will follow.
j The only problem then, seems to be almost
| foolish. Why should the United States and Japan
1 have differences which could possibly lead to war?
j As a truth the two parties most tn interest are
these two countries. The others are concerned
largely as arbitrators, who may be, quite surely
will be, involved in any war between the two.
A wife and her girls generally know enough
about business to know that summer logic re1
quires the old man to keep his nose to the grindstone
during the heated term in order to finance
! their seaside activities.
Coigreu Hai the Facts.
THOSE inside or those outside ot Congress
may disagree with Secretary Mellon's suggestions?they
are nothing more?as to sources
of new revenue and the taxes which should be
modified, or repealed. But no one can but appreciate
his frankness, his plain, matter-of-fact
! statement of conditions. It is many a day since
j a Secretary of the Treasury has gone to Congress
! without any shade of subterfuge and telling a tale
| with such an abscncc of varnish, as to crcate near
It is for Congress to say what the tax shall I
I be and how it shall be distributed. But. if it is
I to meet expenditures, expenditures fixed by Congress,
they know exactly how much its total must
be. Mr. Mellon gives exactly the kind of information
the budget law is expected to provide.
But appropriations were made before this law was !
j operative. So this information results in a sort j
of hind-sight situation to show what it will pre- 1
I vent in the future.
There are still bills before Congress, which !
carry appropriations, each in the millions. Which
of them, other than that for the care of disabled '
soldiers, should pass? The greater appropriation j
bills have passed. Shall any of them be recalled? |
Mr. Mondell says $500,000,000 can be cut from the I
tax estimates. How , save by further reducing the j
army and by stopping all construction on capital !
naval vessels, at least until after the disarmament !
conference, can this be done?
On the other hand is the country shying at j
an unreality? Is $4,500,000,000 more than can be 1
paid from this country's wealth and earnings with- I
out crippling industry? If so then expenses must
be cut, and President Harding demanded a reduction,
not a shifting of the burden.
Economy in government expenses seems
to be a sort of spigot and bung hole game.
Pay* by Indirection.
MAYBE our merchant marine may be worth
all it costs. There has been one recent
example of its cash value. All Egyptian cotton
was allocated to British ships. To get a share
of this, American operators, acting through the
Shipping Board, cut the rate. The British replied
with a cut in rates and insurance which
shaded the American combined rates. By the use
. of shirt-sleeve diplomacy the British have now
allotted half of what comes here, to American
But the real result is that all of this cotton
will be moved at a very much lower transportation
cost, than would have been charged had the
United States had no ships. This saving is to
our cotton spinners and manufacturers, and to all
others. It will reflect in the domestic product
and in imports. It may never reach the consumer,
but it will help revive the industry. It will
help in the sum total.
Also, what has happened in this instance will
be multiplied. There is little room for doubt that
all ocean carrying will be at a much .lower rate
than if we had no ships or a negligible number,
as before the war. It would be but human nature,
and not a matter for censure, for the foreign ship
owners to have combined and milked the' cow |
which has the greatest milk flow with highest
butter-fat content. Whatever our merchant marine
may cost, it is probably worth it, which is not,
however, an excuse for wasteful management just
because largely government owned.
NEW YORK, Aug. 7 A pagf
from th* diary of a modern Samuel
P?pya: Up and tn a petrol cart to
A. Dwan'a home at Oreat Neck and
for a swim In the ocean with my
doc and came Morrta Oeet, the
theater man. -Walter Catlett and
Norman Kerry, play actora, and had
a noble breakfaat on the veranda.
Slept awhile In a hammock and
read "Alice Adame." a brave tale,
and then to W. Sheehan'a houae and
played a came at baaebatl on the
lawn with the girls, Krancee White
and Blllle Dove atrlklng the aphere
for home rune and I at Id on the
jtraaa and atalned my white allken
With my wife to call on R. Hitch*
cock, the comic, who waa abed with
a carbuncle and Infected foot, but
jovial withal. Back airaln to A
Dwan'a for a dinner of fried chicken
and corn on the ear and the beat
Ice cream ever I taated and much,
merriment what with thla quip and.
In the evening to an open air!
play and Ed Wynn mighty amualng
in deaorlblng the plots. Afterward
all to Madamo Bobe'a where African*
aang and much dancing and '
foolery. Home with W. Ham in his
gasoline carriage and ao to bed very
Broadway aiang ?.? interesting because
of lta absolute nonsense. For
Instance the latest is: "Thafa the
old apple aauce!" It la applied
when one means that praise is not
sincere or that flattery is for some
specific purpose- Broadway used to
apeak of It as "bull" or "salve."
A sweltering hot evening in Mott
street. Chinatown. Sober faced little
Chinese children watching the
American children scrambling In the
streama of water that gushed from
Are hydrants but afraid to venture
into the frolic. White wives of
Chinese facing the stareR of the
curious by leaning out windows and
gasping for air. They are never
seen on the street. Big touring ati-1
tomobllea filled with sightseers [
creeping snail-like through the]
streets. The electric aign of a new
cafe on I>oyer street called "The
Harvard." Incidentally the leader!
of a new Chinatown and Chatham1
Square aang was pointed out to me
He In known at "The Machine" he-j
cause he once owned an automobile.'
He looked mild-mannered and far
from th* desperado I was told he
What a difference a few month*
make in Manhattan! I^ant summer
a familiar sight on a Fifth avenue
corner was a modest little cottage
set in a lawn, a refreshment place
for thirsty cabbies. The patrons
used to play croquet on the lawn
and nod In the shade of several
big maple trees. The other day T
passed the corner. It Is occupied'
by a twelve story building, teeming
A recent Sunday 4&5.000 persons
visited Coney Island and yet statistics
show that the army of visitors
parted with less money for entertainment
than would have been extracted
from a third of that number
three or four years ago. The
Coney visitor now buys one "hot
dog" whereas he formerly bought
three. The dance palaces without
beer are not patronized to any great'
extent. Soft drinks used to be 5
cents each and now they are 1F> and i
20 cents. So Coney drinks wateri
and carries it* own lunrh and seem*
to find that It la having Just ss good
time. The bath house profiteer has j
tried to double the rates hut has
not been successful. Coney Is stub-'
born ah^it paying extortionate
charges. It just won't do It.
What the Stirs indicate
MONDAY. AVGt'fiT 8. 1t21. j
Astrologers read this as a very i
uncertain day. Neptune and the Sun !
are in benefic aspect early in the
morning but Uranus has evil power
Initiative of every *ort is sup- '
posed to be stimulated by this rule !
of the stars, but while the desire i
for achievement may be strong,!
Judgment may not bo trustworthy.
All who seek support or aid from 1
persons in positions of authority j
should be successful, if they make
the appeal before noon.
Appointments made today should
be fortunate, but there is danger
that criticism will center on those
who attain any sort of office.
Uranus Is again in an aspect believed
to encouragc intrigue and
The evil swav that affects the
subconscious mind is held to make
both men and women . untruthful,
but women will be more susceptible.
Warning Is given against schemes
that will be promoted by women
who will be too sanguine in their J
views to attain success.
One of the signs of the times will
be the vaulting financial ambition* j
of women, who will undertake reck- j
less Onanclal ventures.
Again treachery on the part of a
foreign power is foretold by the
Fires and accidents will mark the
end of this month and the early,
part of September. Protection for J
forests should be adequate.
South African trade will attract
Americans, who should beware of
Mars is in an aspect that will
disturb Rumania as well as France
Persons whose birthdate it is I
have the augury of a fortunate
year. Business should prosper
greatly unless the temptation to enJoy
pleasure and company prove too
Children born on this day are
likely to be exceedingly gifted. They
should have common sense as well
as talent and will rise rapidly in
any vocation they choose.
HAMPTON, Ya.. Aug. 7.?Army air
forces at l^angley Field started work
yeaterday assembling the immense
dirigible be I loon Iloma. recently purchased
by the United States from
Italy, parts of the airship having
begun to arrive by rail Friday.,*
... im ?ry librmry mtm tkm
TKt wnJ?rfxil ?if
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rA? grmmt meter! ai
Answers Attack by P. A. M. I
To the Editor. The Wnsfclagtoa llmid
The article In The Herald, captioned
"The Colored Man's* Park."
by "P. A. M ." has called forth a
ntorm of protest from the respectable
colored element of Washington.
He say#: "Thousands of this number
cam* by the way of street cars
boys. girls. men. and women, all
disregarded the right* of others an?:
pushed, crowded and roughly handled
others in order to get on the'
cars." This is a natural oecurrem-.at
any time, during a rush hour or
when Washington is going out to
Most of the pushing and shoving
when done, is done good-naturcdTy.
and I believe this incident Is no
different than any others. Whei| a
Cirrus was here people went to the
grounds over the Capital Traction
Company's lines in crowded ears
and the same thing was noticeable.
only there were no "sore heads." j
and everybody took it as a Joke. J
People who do not like to be r-rowd- I
ed. ought not to go In crowds. espe- j
cially In street cars. Fords are
chcap?'get a Kord!
Now an to the wonderful eonduc- j
tor. I am giad to see that he "in- ,
strutted the motorman not to stop j
unless someone wanted to get ofT" j
This Is the invariatofe ru?e *s ???
There i* not a white man in |
Washington who would rush into j
public print to unmercifully condemn
people having Tnnocent pten?- j
urc. If they were fully 10.00ft col- ;
ored people out to the parK, thera |
were not Ift.ftOO on the car. Did Iff.- i
000 colored people misbehave,
"pam?" And if they did there were ;
90.000 of us who were not there, j
"There Is so much good in the worst
of us. and so much bad in the best |
of us. that it hardly behooves any
of us. to talk about the r?st of us."
9.?00 of us refuse to be condemned
for what 100 of us do?even not
granting that they misbehaved
REV. J. LUTHER MARTIN
Wush'ngton. P. O.
Defends Patent Medicines.
To the Kditrr. The Washington Herald:
Dr. Ball has introduced "Senate
bill No. 2283" to regulate the practice
of medicine in the District of
Columbia This bill, if it passes,
will kill the patent and proprietarj
medicine in the District. A druggist
cannot recommend the wares
on his shelf. The manufacturer
cannot print his recommendation on
the label, or circularise it on the
inside, or advertise In the papers.
Poor people, who cannot afford J
medical advice for minor complaints j
and who depend ??n these readymade
medicines, many of which are
practical and good, can simply fold
up their tents and proceed to
KRKD T. HAFEI.KINUER.
Washington. D C.
Tribute to Soldier-Dead.
To tbo Editor. The Washington Hers id
In memoriam?"Lest we forget.
They are coming back to us, out
not aa they went away. Not with
martini step and flashing eye, their
youthful facpa lighted with a high
purpose. No, abwly. in grand silence.
the pale hosts are returning
to the homeland.
They break our hearts afresn.
these flaK-druped caskets, but In ?
them is all that Is left to us of |
our dear, dear hoys. So, though our j
frosen lips refuse to speak, our I
hearts bid them welcome home. We j
are Jealous, lest it be left to some!
stranger hand to plant above thetr |
sacred dust the rosemary and the Easter
lily. That right belongs to ,
us who love them most.
The world may well acclaim their j
valorous deeds: yet no meed of
praise can match their costly sacrlflce.
We who love them best know
We who were flrst to guide their
steps, to hear their first prayers
We who cradled tnetr wr.py heart? j
on bosoms that throb with a love
too great for utterance?we know.
And we know too. that therr
heroic service was inspired not by
'patriotism, though they loved their
I country, nor by hatred of the 'Jermans.
though the Hermans deserve
'all execration, hut by the death-cry
of the ravished and stain Belgians*
TS TO THE GREAT E
"' * ? *# ' ~ l llrf l I ?j ? ??M
id <l?l?im?n liv* agmtn ?n th* MM1
t Letters to 7
J*16 Herald has found that certain
writer* sign fictitious names at their
own. Id a few instanoes we find these
hare escaped our notice. We will here'^ei
.'equire not only the name hut the
direotory address. The Open Ceurt must j
not be abused. It is for fair, imper- I
sonal. informative discussion and statement
and French. Wo know that they
laid down thcir liven, not for "dcitioera?y."
though that was a worthy
<auge. hut for bleeding humanity,
the noblest cause of all "Greater
love hath no man than tms.~
He, who love them, keep ceaseless
vigil over their quiet resting
places. Wc art- howed with sorrow,
hut we have a strange Joy; a* a|
"song in th#' nifht when a holy I
solemnity is kept.'*
F??r we wait for the unite! of the
resurrect ion t<? round the reveille
hat shall awaken them from rlumber;
that shall call them from deatn
unto life. wait for that alad
<ia\ \* hen "He shall come to make
up His jewels" and give to them
their martyr's crown.
Mrs A. K. HUTCHISON.
liooster for the Gumps.
lu llie l??Jitor. The Wathingfon H?r?M
As to the article signed r?y ;
"Kdenfeld" in which he grumbles j
because you publish the cartoons J
by Smith i Andy Gumps, et al.. I
venture to predict that this perse.n
lias had the aspiration to fret tn
"Smiths" class as a sketch artist
?nd has fizzled, and is so sore that
he is leaning towards that big institute
across the Eastern Braneju
r that is already his abode. The
t.umps arc very amusing?keep
.hem amusing us.
W ashington. D. r.
Discuss Pennant Chances.
to the Editor. The Washington Herald:
The pennant bee is beginning t<* I
buzz aguin in the ears of Waahington
baseba? fans, and speculation
is rife as to whether the home team
an surmount what appears to he j
an insurmountable b-irricr. Trie '
1*21 baseball season is rapidly
drawing to a close, with but one*. third
more ^ames remaining to be j
The last lap of the pennant raeei
find* Washington, in third place,
battling furiously to overtake Vew j
York and Cleveland, and thereby attain
the leadership. Critics are inclined
to take a pesarmtstic point )
of view in regard to Washington a
chances for the pennant. Let it be !
clearly understood before 1 go any
farther, that 1 am not preJlcttlt*
a world series for Waahington thl* '
fall, but what ! wish to bring out
is that you cannot say a team is out !
of the running for the pennant. Because
that team is seven games behind
Xew York at this writing. '
Mind you. this is Just the beginning
of August, and two more montfs |
remain of the season. I do say. j
and will continue to say. that |
Washington has a mathematical 1
nance for the flag.
Let us get down to actual fiaures. !
New York. In first place today, ra
Just seven gatr.e* anoao or Waan- J
ington. Assuming; that ninety-flve I
games will wjn the American I
League pennant, we* find that Xew
York must win thiity-six of her
fifty-nine remaining games, or play
at the rate of .610 for the remainier
of the season. Cleveland. In
second place, ipust win thirty-three
of her remaining fifty-four game*, j
or play at the rate of .CII. Looktna
at our own team's chanres. we h&vt
to admit that the prospects are
none too encouraging. Washington
has only t >rty-nine more games to
play. In order to win the pennant.
?he must capture thirty-eight of her
remaining games, which will compet j
her to play at the r ite of .776. After I
studying the situation, tt looks n#
though the battle lay between S&w
York and Cleveland, with Washington
as a possibility.
The reason tha^ I entertain hop??
for the home team is that they are}
in the midst cf a great winnings!
spurt, which has carried them to '
ten straight victories and a gam I
in that time of forty-seven pert-en* J
age points, quite a gain to be sure
^ I am of the opinion that New
'York and Cleveland are cracking'
_ - I
wtf # Mi mimiiy.
ng p**turm screen.
"he Her^d^ I
undfr the strain, and there lies
M'aahinKtvn'? opportunity Can she
avail herself of It?
The ruccera of the team recent?y
has been due to superb fielding:
timely battinc and g*ttmc the m*
called "breaks" of the frame The
doubtful question is whether W*wingtor.
can maintain her winning
pare In the next Invasion of the'
West. If she ran. then look for a1
three-cornered race to the m ire Af
a parting shot to all doubtful fans. |
let it l?e repeated a train that noth- I
ing is St'RE in baseball. That is .
what makes it the national game of
I.KI.AM' F. JAMKS. Jr
Indorses Lee Memorial.
1<> fh^ Mttw Th#? Wa*hisgtOQ ll?r? ^. I
1 have just read the note of W
H. P." in Th? Il^rald. ordering you
to can?el hip subscription to your
paper beoause of the publication of
an article, indorsing th* movement
to mak?* a Memorial out of l-ee's
Arlington Home. ' W II P " states
that he served h ith four brothers i
in the Union army Evidently he. i
at least, is still fight?ng the "War
of the Rebellion"?which by the
way was not a war of rebellion at
all. I thought all the "W. H. P.";
class on both sides were dead and
gone. I am the grandson of a Confederate
veteran?all the able-bodied
men in our family served the
"1/mt Cause." They did not go back
on their own. as did "W. H P."
and his four brothers the states
they lived in a Southern State) Un- J
like **W. H. P." 1 believe In giving
homage where homage Is due. Ii
revere the name of Lincoln and admire
the genius of Grant. t'an't
give Sherman much because he
made war upon women and children
?like the Raiser's gang?but I suppose
he did the best he could according
to his < Sherman's) lights
Last Sunday 1 visited Gettysburg,
and 1 was Just as much interested
in Mefde'p monument as I was in
Lee's. The deeds of daring of the
boys in Blue called forth as much
praise as those recorded of the boys
mho more the Gray. They m-ere all
men. real men. good and true. Lee
was a truer soul than "W IT. P.- or
he would have accepted the command
of the Union army mhen it
mas offered to Mm.
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ROGER L CALVERT.
Washington. D. C.
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To see oursels as Ithers see us.
"Twad free mony a blunder free us.
And foolish notion."
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Lee Mansion. Arlington. Into a mememorial
to that great, noble and
good American. Oen. Robert Edward
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Son of an old Confederate of Alabama.
Washington. 1>. C.
First Job Found Faulty
NAPLES. August 7.? l>ls?-overy
\ a made Sunday that the body of I
Enrico <""*ruso had been improperly i
embalmed, and Prof. Giullo Saiviar.'
celebrated mortician, m sa called in
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MONDAY, AlGItT I, l?2L
Hraim TO Dnnnn
New rrorfUfi of tuintnc haaed
in studies of electrical diMh&rgra
ind other unusual factor* will be
'.-.scussed by the leather chemistry
action of the American Chemical
Society next month In New York
The notable progress made in
American tanning has gained such
recognition abroad that sen#tone of
:he *ection will be atte%ded by the
argest number of European leather
:h?mists which has ever come at
>ne time to the United States.
Some of these experts mill also
attend the meeting of the Society
?f Chemical Industry of Great BritDin.
which, after convening with
:s Canadian section, will cross the
bolder to confer with its Americsn
urauch and to hold a joint seaslon
with the American Chemical Society
The leather chemical section of
:iie American Chemical Society will
meet at Columbia University on
Sept. 7 and 8. At Its session? will
ite discussed revolutionary methods
t>y which the tanning of hides can
tie hastened without the sacrifice
quality. The saving of time and
ihe releasing of Isrge sums of
noney from Its investment In rsw
naterial thus would have the ten-,
lency to stabilize and perhaps,
iventually to lower leather prices
American chemists believe.
One of the marked influence* In
Lhc sesaion* will be that of Alfred
Seymotfr-Jones, the first preuiden f
the International Association'of
Leather Trsdes Chemists This extensive
work In the application of
the microscope to leather manufac turers
have made him world famous
He has prepared two Important
technical papers on tanning. In Chr
event of his not being able to tee
here in person they will be resd
by hi* son. Mr Frsnk Leslie Seymour-Jones.
also a leatner cnem??r
who will In addition read a paper,
of his own
Another prominent figure m the
leather industry of Great Britain,
who will address the section, is
Joseph Turney Wood. He i? the
discoverer of processes of tanning
in which pancreatin is used instead
of the crude and obnoxious mixtures ?
employed by the old-time Journey nan
Some of the noted foreign chem#
i*t* whose papers will be read if
they r-annot appear in person are
Prof. H. R. Proctor, affectionately
known as the Father of Leather
Chemistry, who was long identified
with the University of I^eds: Dr
K. Sell ell. of Havre. France, and Mr
Fini Knna. of Copenhagen. Hen
How tanning a* a science has advanced
in recent years i* shown by
the fact that among those whi are
to address th#> leather chemistri
section ^* Pr. Jacques I?neh. a noted
American biologist connected with
the. Rockefeller Institute for Medical
Original and novel methods of
tanning bas?,i upon the studies of
electricity will be described byJohn
Arthur Wilson, of Milwaukee
chairman of the leather chemistry
section. His researches have show r
the reasons for the chemical
change* which take place |n th*
tannfng process, as distinguished
from methods which rested merely
upc.n ancient traditions.
Closely assoeisted with Mr Wilson
in his Investigations I* rr??'
Arthur M.. Thomas, who is making
important studies of the relstion
of electrical d'scharges of material*
used in tnnnlng to th#* manufacture
leat*- His laboratory Is. in
Havemex? r Hall. Columbia University.
where the sessions of tne
leather chemistry section are to *e
held, contains unique and costly
On a bench in this laboratory. o?-cupying
an area of a square yafd.
is what is reputed to be the smallest
tannery in the morld. With ft
complicated processes of tann'ng
are perfectly conducted although on
such a miniature scale.
Prm.lC HP! AI.TH TRAILING
*rHOOI. FOR nns|>.
A training school for nurses it
to be established by the Surgeon
General of the United Statea Public
Health Service. This school will
offer to women desiring to take up
the profession of nursing a course
of study leading to a diploma and
an opportunity to assist in carina
for disabled military patients
The headquarters of the school is
in the office of the Surge<>n General
here, but training will be given in
certain hospitals in the service
Schools will open on September !
at Fort MeHenry in Baltimore an?i
at Fox Hills. Staten Island, X. T.
The service hospital* provide experience
in surgical nursing, including
orthopedic, eye. nose and throai.
medical, including communicable
nervous, snd mentsl diseases; X;
ray and laboratory technique; e*perience
in the diseases of children
and public health nursing Gynecology
and obstetrics wilj be pro
vlded in the second or third year
of the course through affiliations
with civilian hospital* I*ecture?
recitations, and laboratory w or*
will be given in the required subjects
in each hospital training
The course will cover three veara
Candidates must be between 21 and
35 years of age. must pass satisfaetory
physical examination, and mns?
be graduates of a recognised high
school or present evidence of an
educational equivalent. No tuition
fee mill be required Students will
be provided mith quarters, subsistence.
laundry and text books
through the course. They must provide
their own uniforms A montfcly
allowance of ISO for the first tw?
years and S50 for the third year to
meet theat and other school expense*
will be made. Reasonable
medical treatment will be supplied
A severe eruption of the volcano
of Popocatepetsl in Mexico occurred
early In April. Thia ia a recrudeacence
of the actix'ity which began in
the spring of 1*20. after 200 years
About 15.000.000.000 tons of coal
is burned in pulverised or "stomised"
form in this country annually.
The Britiah and Cansdtan governments
have recently published extensive
reports on the use of this
type of fuel in the United Ststes.
One of the curious things about
the redbud. or Judas tree, is that it
bears flowers on the old wood.
Blossoms are found in abundance
on twigs that are five or six years