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Try Sherman Case
Principal Sherman, of the Lowell Behool, is ac
rused of cruelly beating a small boy for Beuffling
hi the basement. The case was scheduled to be
heard in .Justice Linck's court Saturday, but was
postponed because, it was announced, of the ill
ness of an attorney.
This postponement has given rise in Old Town,
where the boy lives, to a fear that tin 1 prosecution
ta going to be shuffled along and eventually buried.
The neighbors demand that this not be allowed, but
that the case be heard on its merits.
Every citizen ought to join in this demand. The
boy unquestionably was ben ten very severely. He
•was brought to The Times office Saturday and
even then, eight days after the punishment was ad
ministered, he showed its effects. His family claims
to have many witnesses ready to testify that he was
handled with excessive roughness. He is slight and
■Ball, and these witnesses stoutly maintain the
principal handled the boy's slender neck so bru
tally as to leave fingernail marks on the skin and
beat him with a heavy ruler until he was nearly
We have no desire to thresh out this case iv our
columns. But we do insist that it should be tried
In the justice court. It should not be smothered
because of the standing and dignity of the defen
dant. If he did not handle the boy with undue
roughness or if, for any reason, he was justified in
his course, he will have every opportunity to
Every parent, every child in Tacoma, is enfitled
to have this matter aired. If there is any dark
ages stuff iv our principals' offices we should know
ft now. If Mr. Sherman has been falsely accused,
he deserves full vindication.
A ISrrw Jrrsey man Ims invent,*,l what l*" rail* a watc-rn-oof,
lriii<lpn>of and foolproof match. \\ <■ don't know just what a fool
proof match is, but «<- MippoM* It in <*_.<■ thai can't **■ lighted by
pmtclilng It on On- top of a ma In i, in)* table or the wullinut.
Her All As Needed
Her boy is in the army, her heart is with him, and
it beats proudly. She takes her patriotism as wom
en usually do, in no broken doses. When she gives,
ißhe gives all.
Mrs. Emma Brantley, of McAdoo, Texas, is her
-name and address. Not long ago, she received from
the Treasury Department two checks for #70, rep
resenting the allotment made to her from his pay
by her boy, Warren, the amount which the govern
ment adds to every allotment. Enclosing the check
to its senders she wrote this letter:
"January 30, Ills
"Treasury War Risk Insurance.
"Washington, D. C.
"I will state that I don't need any allowance at pres
ent, and don't want to take anything from the government
that it needs In a time like what we have got to face!
And Berlin says that Americans are just bluff
ing! That the people are not interested in their
Here is the letter Mrs. Brantley received in reply:
"Washington, Feb. 11, 1918.
"Dear Mrs. Brantley:
"I have your letter of January 30, with which you re
turned allowance and allotment checks for November and
December totaling $70, sent you by the Bureau of War
Risk Insurance of the Treasury Deaprtment. You have
evidenced a splendid spirit of patriotism in sending this
money back to the government, but since it legally be
longs to you I assure you that you need feel no hesitancy
in accepting it. I therefore return tlie checks to you.
Should you desire to place the money at the disposal of
the government I would suggest that you invest it either
In a Liberty bond or War Savings certificates.
"W. O. McADOO."
France has Riven the war moee to six American nokltan. bat
as their iirtinci might be of great military value to tlie Germans
tht. r«-ns<ll* refines to let u» tell Hm-hii to tike American people.
What The Times Will Do
The Liberty loan committee has written to The
Tinies, asking just what this newspaper will do to
piake the coining campaign a success.
Here's our answer:
We will put the Liberty loan ahead of everything
else. We will give a quarter page a day, or a half
page or three-quarters, or if need be ALL OF
PAGE 1 to boosting for the loan.
While the campaign is on The Times will take its
orders from the Liberty loan committee, only in
each instance we'll try to do double what the com
mittee asks of us!
Do you know that when the man next to you loafs
on the job, he not only throws more work on your
■houldere, but slows down the all-important job of.
getting our new fleet at work against the kaiser.
Don't let the slacker have an easy minute. This
is as much your business as it is the business of
your foreman, or superintendent, or Uncle Sam.
Take care of the slacker in the manner that you
know is most effective.
Monday, March 18, 1918,-THE TACOMA TlMlfr-Page Four
"GOOD-BYE, U. OF W.; HELLO, FRANCE"
Blue Star In Sorority's
Service Flag Tells of a
Telephone Girl at Front
"Good-bye, 'Varsity! Hello,
A dozen pretty U. of W. co-eds
are ainginig their own version of
the popular song.
They're 'bu/iiMng over with joy;
for they're going to France for
Uncle Sam as "hello" girls.
Each is anxiously awaiting the
day when she will lean against the
rail of a trans-port, neat and trim
in her navy blue operator's uni
form, and wave good-bye, tempor
arily, to Eta* Unifl, as the Statue of
Liberty disappears on tlie horizon.
Serve Hi Mini Lines.
The government is sending
scores of younf women who can
speak French fluently and can op
erate a switchboard, to France for
service behind tho lines.
The first division of 100 opera
tors Is already looking for peri
scopes on the surface of the Atlan
tic. They'll soon bo doing their
bit "over there."
In this division is Miss Helen
A. Nalsmith, the first Seattle girl
to be admitted into the service.
She was a Junior in the university,
Outbursts of Everett True
and gave up her studies to answer
the call. She has been trained
as an Inspector of operators.
Singing, laughing and guessing
what they'll find ln France!
That's how the girls are enjoy
ing their game of tag with Kaiser
Bill's submarines, near the op
S'ghs, frowns and muttering:!.
Prof. Is Ibwtlos*.
This 's how a -certain gentleman
on the c-uinmis is taking It. He
paces up and down in his office on
the second floor of Denny hall.
And why should he be so rest
He 1s Prof. P. J. Frein, head of
tlie French department, and
they're taking all his "majors."
"If they don't stop going we
won't have any seniors left in the
department," he complains. "And
then how can we graduate any?"
Prof. Frein misses Iria star stu
dents, but, after all, he's glad they
have the chance to go.
"They're a very fine lot of girls
—all anxious to help win the war.
With so many young men gone.
they feel it is their duty to serve
ln whatever capacity they are
fitted," said he today to a Times
Can't Stop Them.
"One girl 1 understand has a
brother who lias tried to get into
every branch of the service, and
had been turned down. She was
determined that her family should
have a service flag, so she volun
teered for this wotik.
"I explain to them the danger
aad hardships, but that doesn't
Blue utars on servtee flags rep
re.sent the number of girls who
MtJ V V JLfltr^cJ) CYNTHIA GREY
Dear Miss Grey: I have made
a new acquaintance, a man of
about 40. He has a charming
pers-onaJity and is very interest
ing to talk to. I have asked
him to call several times, but he
will never come inside, just calls
for me at the door and ta.kcs me
out for a little spin in his ma
chine. When I invite him to
come at some special time, he
always says that his time Is
taken up with his business ,and
declines gracefully. He has in
vited me to call on him at his
office, and that is what I wish
your advice about. I am not a
little school giirl, but 22 years
old and living at home with my
folks. Since he Is so nice, and
has token me out in his car, do
you think H would be wrong to
stop and see him for a few
minutes some day? A
Surely your conscience must
warn you not to do anything of
i his sort. If the man's time is so
entirely occupied with his business
(hat he esnni.l call u|>ou you In
your home, he will be 100 busy to
visit with >on at his office. More
Muni Uiat, you must know that it
is unconventional for a lady to go
to a man's plane of business, un
less business takes her there.
Then glie should tttate her errand
briefly and leave.
Since t,he man In question is
almost an entire stranger to you,
yota should aerept no niore invita
tions to go oat riding with I Win
until he can find time to call at
your home and meet your people.
Dear Miss Orey: I have been
-married for 20 years I suppose
ours Is what would lie called by
most persons a very happy mar
riage. On the surface it has
been, for we have never quar
reled, have a nice home, many
friends, and I have never want
ed for anything within reason
that money could buy. But my
husband never shows me any
love or affection. 1 would give
Top—Left to right: France* lnnoy, Doris Summers.
Middle row: Jenmie Young, Allele Hoppock, Marjorie Mo
Killip, Helen Naiftmlth, Helen Hill.
Itottom: l-:i lon Turner.
Center Inset: Service flag ot Alpha Plil sorority, 4032 10th
aye. N. ___, of which Ellen Turner is a member, allowing a blue
star for Uncle Sam's telephone opera)o-9
Since last spring there haa been
keen rivalry among fraternities to
add stars to their flag.
Sororitii-s in Itace.
Now the sororities are ln the
race. Two already hare a flag.
Alpha Phi and Alpha Gamma Del
ia. Proud? Why, they'd give up
the honor of having secretary of
the student l>ody, half a dozen
class numerals before they would
[i»st with a star.
Some university girls already
have gone, and two will leave next
week. Other girls who have not
attended the university, but who
are qualified, also are accepted.
Many have made application.
The g-irla are given two prelim
inary examinat'ons in French and
a physical examination here. After
Obtaining recommendation from
Prof Frein, they are quizied on
their French by J. W. Newell, dis
trict chief of the Pacific Telegraph
most anything if he would ever
kiss me good-bye or show in tho
least way that he loves me. Can
you see any help ahead for
me? L. K.
It is too late to change your
husband's disposition. So you
inii.-t realize that his regard lv ex
pressed in material thing* rather
than in affectionate demonstra
tions. Willie he denies you careeses
at the same lime lie spare** you the
agony of humiliation that fall to
many women. Ho lias provided
you a good home and tried, evi
dently in every way, to innke you
happy. You" must reoofpiizc this
and appreciate it.
Dear Miae Grey: I kept com
pany with a young man a year
and a half, but we did not seem
to understand one another and
broke up our friendship. Now,
a year after, he is going with
another girl and I hear they are
engaged. I am working, but
my pos'tion does not require
Mrs. J. E. Berkhetmer, assisted
by officers of the club, will enter
tain the Red Cross comfort women
at cards at 2 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon at the Woman's club
The regular meeting of the
Neslka club will be held Tuesday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. E.
A. Voungkive on North Yakima
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. I'ransioli and
daughter, Margaret, have returned
from a two months' trip thru Cali
John W. Jones announces tlie
marriage of his daughter, Sarah.
to Carol Wilson of Seattle. The
ft Telephone company, and the
French consul. They Uiey go to I
San Francisco for a month's train
ing, after which they are examin
ed again In French and physically.
They are then aent to New York
to em bark.
Adele Hoppock Is on her way to
New York now. Five others, Doris
Summers, Helen E. Hill, Ellen
Turner, Marjorle McKillop and
Jennie Young have just arrived in
Frances Laney and Mary C.
Story expect to leave next week.
Thelma Miller, a former univer
sity student at Seattle, also will
leave then. Miss Story Is a daugh
ter of Vice Admiral Story, of the
Florence and Rthel Keyser, sis
ters, employed by Frederick ft
Nelson and im the office of Dr. S.
V. R. Hooker, respectively, also
nearly all of my time. I am very
unhappy and cannot get this old
friend of nulne out of my mind.
I am sure he still cares for me,
but I do not intend to maks
sorrow or trouble for him and
the girl. All I want is to get
him out of my mind and forget
him. How can Ido It?
The only way to got I roubles,,me
thoughts out of the iniiiii la to
crowd Ihein out with more agree
able ones. You will have to fill
np your time with some engrossing
work. Take one of tlie speeiul
courses given by the Red Cross;
tnke up some extra church or club
work; or volftnteer to help the n__
lectlve service lioaril in- some other
Dear Mjss Grey: When waa
Queen Victoria of England born
and when did she die? S.
She wus liorn May 34, 1810, and
died Jan. 23, 1001.
wedding took place late ln Febru
ary and was ikept a secret from the
friends of the young couple, only
the members of the family having
been present at the ceremony.
Members of the Alplw Degree
of Honor will meet Thursday ev
ening to make plans to attend the
convention to be held in Olympia,
liberty Bell Altruistic club will
hold a business meet'ng Wednes
day evening at the home of Mrs
H. W. Mills, 3729 South X at.
Mr*. George Howe announces
the marriage of her daughter Lil
lian Dorothy Perkins to Clifford
Shulz of Camp Lew's. The mar-
MARRIAGE AS A BUSINESS
I came back from my dreaming
to find the girl,, were still dis
cussing that most interesting sub
ject of marriage, with much em>
borrassnient, and was only too
happy when Mollie said with a
laugb, "Oh, Margie la day-dream
ing over that baby that Is coming
to hor. We were Just discussing
how many divorces money makes,"
"Well, you know money Is said
to be the cause of all evil," I
Then my thoughts went back
to the unhappiness that I endured
over money when Dick and I
were married, and I know I had
some very emphatic idea* on the
subject, but before I could apeak
Annie said: "I am almost sure
the trouble is (because a man al
ways says and thinks 'my money'
Instead of 'our money.' "
"And a woman generally says,"
interrupted Alice, "Give me aome
money," which at least acquiesces
by implication in her husband's
premise that the money belongs to
"You have not spoken yet, Mar
gie," Bald Mollie, "how would you
settle it? I am asking you be
cause I know that you settled the
question ln your own family very
satisfactorily, altho I think it
took you about a year to do it
"Well, you knj*, my dear, that
I always had some very radical
ideas about marriage, mn of which
was that marriage is a business. I
had a little trouble making Dick
see this —in fact, I' did not quite
see It myself at first.
"It It rather hard lor a woman
to look at marriage iv a sane man
ner when she i*? very much in love.
She wants, to think that her life
will be a kind of glorified court
ship, when, if she had been prop
erly educated she would always
know that marriage was very dif
ferent from courtship.
"l thought I wanted to belong'
to Dldk when I niaried him, but
I early found out that I wanted
nothing of the kind. I did not want
to belong to anyone—true, I still
wanted the little attentions that
Dick gave me before marriage, and
when I did not get them 1 was
like every other woman, very un-
"Yes," Interrupted Annie, "I
ii. nk the most tragic time In a
wife's life Is when she sees her
husband settle down to read his
paper in the eevning before he has
noticed that she is wearing his
As Annie said this, my thoughts
went straying to the time when
she would have said something
entirely different. 1 wondered if
Tim really understood how much
she had grown and how much she
had made him grow since she mar
ried Ii i in.
It was a long road to police
commissioner, and Mrts. Lafferty
from Tim and Annie Lafferty—
Annie who came after my laun
dry once with a black eve.
"Well!" How did you solve th«
riddle, Margie?" broke in Mollld
on my meditations again.
"I can't get my thoughts to
gether tonight to tell you, Mollie,"
I said wearily.
"Poor Margie," exclaimed Mol
lie, "you must be tired."
"But, Mollie, I am much inter
ested in that marriage as a busi
ness qiu. lion and I wish we could
all meet and discuss it some time,"
(To Re Continued.)
riage took place at tha family real
deuce March 6. v
The Setting club of the Danish
Lutheran church will meet at the
home of Mrs. A. Jensen on Parker
st reet, Thursday afternoon.
Virginia Dare chapter, 1). A. It.,
will hold Its regular meeting Mon
day afternoon at the home ot
Mrs. C. M. Riddell, 720 North X
Taroma cliaptcr No. 07, Women
of Mooseheart legion, will give a . -
card party Thursday evening at
the Moose temple, 739 Commerca
Mrs. It. It. Hi-noiiiell is slowlj
convalescing at her home on So.
M, stt., after an illness of mora
than a weejc.
The Cary club will meet Tnea*-- -'
day afternoon at the home of Mrs.
E. E. Bonnell, 817 South Steele
The I'nited Artisans will give n
card aud danelng party Tuesday
evening in Fraternity hall.
Ilisnuuvk W. O. T. IT. will meet
Wednesday, March 20, with Mrs.
Sliencer, east 59th st. and MoKln
ley aye. The subject win be
"Prayer." The matron of the
White Shield Home will give an
address. There will be a shower
for the benefit of the home, and
a musical program
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