the first time in his life his true man
ly nobleness fully appreciated by a
lovely woman, Donald began to think
less of the bounding main and more
of the joys that true love brings.
For Donald had met his fate, and
the blue bird's fair owner superceded
the old longing for the t)lue, blue sea!
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
A FIRST RATE BOOK
By Berton Braley.
I've been reading of slaughter and
Of glory and gumption and gore,
Of raids upon foemen and cattle
And hair-raising stunts by the
Of lieroes of mightiest bravery,
Of villains with records unsavory,
Of righteousness, evil and knavery,
And plenty of olden time lore.
I've been reading some lovely ro
mances And tales of adventure as well,
Of men who took uttermost chances
And braved any fate that befell.
I've reveled, with eyes that were
In fairy tales, magic and mystery,
Theology, logic and history.
And poems that none can excel.
And I read all of this in one volume,
One volume I'd never looked
Till I plunged in its close-pnnted col
umn And its treasures lay bare to my
So I learned, after decades unheed-
What wise men have long beencon-
That the Bible is chuck full of read
ing, And mighty good stuff it is, too!
When that old Board of Ordnance
of our war department pronounces
the automobile more "economical
and certain" than the mule it simply
shows its ignorance of mules.
MOVIE MAN'S DOCTRINE IS HARD
When Edwin August isn't "on the
job" he looks as if life were a long,
easy, lazy song. But when he IS
at work he goes like a steam engine
and gives every bit of energy and
vitality and thought to the under
taking. August is putting on some big fea
ture pictures at the Hollywood stu
dios of the Universal Film Company
in Southern California.
"The twin factors in success,
whether it be the 'movie' business or
any other," says August, "are hard
work and opportunity.
"I'm not saying anything new I
know. But here's another point. If
you work hard you will probably land
the opportunity. Anyway, my policy
is: find the right doctrine and ever
lastingly keep practicing it. MY doc
trine is work." . .
Czar of Russia has a special news
paper of his own printed each morn
ing, of two copies, one for himself
and one for his secretary. Heaven
help the editor, if criticism of the czar
gets into the sheet.
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