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never come bak."
But I believe there was a lot more
good in Chris Wolf than he realized.
He found he iojuldn't entirely square
himself with himself. But can YOU?
I can't. It took me too long to find
out that the real joy of living is in
living for others, and that love for
others is the greatest thing in the
I wonder how many of Chris Wolf's
friends are wise enough to know that
in the end they will be no better off
than he is now; and that they are pil
ing up misery for themselves in tak
ing happiness from others in order to
have it for themselves.
Wearing Diamonds. Congress
man Prouty of Iowa objects to peo
ple wearing diamonds, and says that
the millions of dollars' worth of dia
monds worn by swell women at swell
sassiety functions never find their
way onto the tax duplicate.
It would be interesting to know
how much crime the wearing of dia
monds is responsible for.
A man cames along the street. He
wears a diamond stickpin in his
necktie. Another man out of work,
with empty stomach and empty
pocket, sees the diamond. He thinks
what it means to him and what it
means to the fellow who wears it.
To the owner it means only what
pleasure it affords his vanity. He
can't see it himself unless he takes
the stickpin out, or is where he can
look in a mirror. But he knows oth
ers can see it." Possibly he feels that
it makes him appear more important
in the eyes of those who look at it.
But he can't eat it. It won't keep
him warm. It won't ward off the
snow or rain. It serves no useful
purpose, unless he gets broke and
To the hungry out-of-work fel
low it means food, clothing and
shelter for himself and possibly for
a family that is suffering.
A woman .sits in a box at grand
opera. ler weutcii ixu&on is ueoo
rated with diamonds and other prec
ious stones sometimes of the value
of hundreds of thousands.
Possibly they were bought with
money made by exploiting men,
women and children.
It may be the son of one of the ex
ploited families has been driven from
poverty to burglary and larceny. It
may be he enters the mansion of the
woman of the diamonds and steals
them. They are so easily converted
into money, and then into food,
clothing and shelter.
When I see these useless baubles
it seems to me that every one of
them is a burning invitation to steal.
I wonder if anybody ever owned a
diamond that wasn't associated di
rectly or indirectly with a moral or
statutory crime. Anyhow, diamonds
always make me think of crime. I
know I wouldn't wear one.
THE LATEST STYLE
"My wife made her own Easter hat
"Clever woman. How'd she do it? "
"Took a paper pie plate, stuck a
10-cent charlotte russe on it, wore it,
and saved $18."
Some people go into a thing heac
first, and others prefer to get there .
with both feet.