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WHILE THE WORLD MOVES ON
- . BY LEONIE DAVIS COLUSTER
"While suffragettes are struggling for their rights ,
Aid becoming vandals of, the boldest type;
While politicians all. engage in fights,
- . And office-holders' plums are getting ripe;
While all the world is wondering' what move next
Jerome will spring for poor Thaw's extradition:
While ministers are preaching from a text
To keep us from the tango and" perdition;
fvWhile oldTtoc Bryan's piling up the dollars,
, Andsex-hygiene is quite,the burning question;
,, While Brieuxand Shaw and other learned scholars
Are creating acute mental Indigestion; - '
While Polaire wears a ring upon her nose,
And Mexico is in a mad upheaval;
r 'While woman's wearing few and fewer clothes,
-f ..' -TAnd 'Uncle J3am is fighting the boll weevu ,
'. While la piolis hypocrite with lots of coin
1 i ' On Sunday quotes that-blessed are the. poor;-' -a
'' While 'the Tribune is handing it to Hoyne, "" v
And plays that fail in New York go on tour; - - -While
aerqplanes are tumbling from tne skies, , -
v And' motor-cars are running down the "toilers r- .-
While sweetryoun"g things are .making goo-goo eyes,
And old roues are trailing after broilers;
While -everyone is-striving, toiling, wishing
" "For golaTancTall the pleasures it can't buy, --. -
I stroll "beside the stream 's cooL border fishing -
And wonder which is best the worm or fly..,,
WOMEN CARPEOTERS? WHY NOT?
1 There is sense in the decision of that class, of girls in Toledo."which is
going to study 'carpentering.' They might have studied how to make doilies
and fudge and grimcracks of no arthly use. Instead, they're gqlng to
learn how to make furniture". '
As' an occup'atiqn, fudge making leaves much' to be desired. The mar
ket for fudge is capricious and the competition in it is getting to be fierce.
But everybody wants or needs furniture. Even the stuffiest flat can always
stand one piece more... Moreover, the products of furniture making are
much more inspiring to contemplate than the products of fudge making,
which run largely to tummy ache and indigestion? , '
A girl can carve her,soiil into a sideboard" or a chiffonier. As an outlet
of self-expression, carpentering is, one of the pleasantest pastimes there, is;
and it doesn't hurt it a-bit that it has a money value.
It looks, as if the time weren't far off when neither a boy nor a girl
will be deemed educated whos hasn't been trained to do useful work with
the hands and to do it so well that it will be a source of pride.
Women carpenters? Why not?
Cows in Belgium wear earrings.
The law requires that when 'a cow
has attained the age of three months
it shall have in its ear a ring to which
is attached a numbered metal tag
for taxation purposes.