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end-elass matter. Published by tha Tacoma Times Publishing Co, ovary
evening exeapt Sunday.
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lulldlag, fit Pacific avenue.
From at least three standpoints, the proposed
flail of Victory, to be built at Totem Pole park as a
Liberty Loan headquarters, is one of the best
community "stunts" of recent years.
Pint, for its own sake. It will make a conve
nient, novel and stimulating center for the big drive.
Second, as a publicity getter. Not only at
home, but far and near, word of Tacoma's unusual
enterprise will attract attention.
Third and most important, because of its inevita
ble by-product of good feeling and understanding
and co-operative friendship. Workmen are giving
freely the labor by which the structure will be
made to spring full-grown in a day. Taeoma busi
ness houses are contributing the materials. The
Commercial club, between which and the union
men there not always has existed the most friendly
feelings, is to dine the workers, and the leaders in
tlie club are to personally serve the meals. This
good natured, pull-together affair ought to go a
long way toward removing what few remaining
■ore spots there are.
Victory Hall should stand as a monument to a
united Tacoma when it first sees a sunrise next
"Twenty-four of the 90 men in my barracks snore. Sherman
■Bid a mouthful," writes Sim Mc frtnu ibe Breuierton naval station.
We fear Sim is still a hit ol a landlubber. Aa Allan t-iiniugluviu
"But give to me the soaring tweese."
Don't Be Sidetracked
The question whether the proposed municipal
car line bonds will receive the sanction of the fed
eral government while war is in progress need not
concern voters when they go to the polls April 2 to.
pass on the proposition of the city's acquiring the
It is one of those bridges that must be crossed
when we get to it, just as the question of whether
the legislature and the supreme court would vali
date the army post bonds was a matter that Pierce
county voters had to leave for later decision when
they passed on that issue a year ago.
The carline ordinance provides two courses of
action. First, for the city to make an estimate of
what it is willing to pay for the railway system and
submit an offer to the present owners. Then, if
that offer should be rejected, to condemn in the
Provided the first method should be found to
work, we will probably have no occasion to worry
about selling the bonds at all, as/ arrangements
doubtless could be made for giving them, instead
of cash, to Stone & Wehster in payment for their
That would be the speediest method of munici
palizing the system. If conducted by a city coun
cil in whose integrity and ability the people had
confidence, it might be thoroly satisfactory.
The Times is free to confess, however, that it
would favor the second method, condemnation. In
that case the defendants could, if they wished, in
sist on payment in cash, and we should have to
Bell our bonds in advance.
We also are aware that, as the Capital Issues
committee of the government now looks at these
matters, the city perhaps would be unable to obtain
its sanction for floating the loan during the war.
However, the city would have every opportunity to
present the merits of the case to this committee
and might, because of the way the present bad
service is handicapping shipbuilding and transpor
tation to and from Camp Lewis, be able to get the
needed 0. K. at once.
But if not, we would be that far along anyhow,
and as soon as peace was declared and the money
market loosened a bit, we could go ahead promptly.
The thing to do now LS TO MAKE A STABT.
iVote for the muny car system.
A patriotic golfer Nuggenta that golfers carry their own dubs,
that the boy may bo released for useful pas salts. Tlie argument
has only one side. It might have two If the boys were of any
noticeable value as caddifes.
You've Thought So, too
Eight railroad ticket offices in Atlanta have
been consolidated into one on McAdoo's order.
One of the reasons private ownership of railroads
is more desirable than government ownership is
that it is more economical. Wot?
Wbea ordered hy the German* te "come oat" of their dug
mmtm, Uie American* always reapood with alacrity, and tlmt ia hard
«a the Gemuu-n. Tbe Hams have not yet learned that mellifluous
"SO Votamea Books of ■nsaladjn, very t—OaitiTe for oM
■ad yammg. Oood ma new Ifo nae far them."—Adv.
Of All drugs «■ the market knswtodg* ia tha feaat sMrketnlile.
2 ftssd Urn Classified Ads On Fsft f. "
Thursday, March 21, Uia-THI TAOOMA TIMIB-rage ronr.
American Machine Gunners in Front Trenches
Four Sammies of a machine gun eqoad In a first line trench on the American front in
France. The two men In the center are operating the gun, one feeding In the cartridge holder
and tho other sighting and firing. The man on the right is ohscrring the effect of the shote and
Is tailing the man on the left who ia writing out tlie report for superior officers.
ANSWERS CYNTHIA GREY
Dear Miss Grey: Answering
Farmer Boy'B question how to
cure a hen of eating eggs. If
a common scrub, the ax is the
best aad quickest way, but ia
a prize flock it k. best to try
most anything first.
I have cured many. First
catch the hen or hens, but be
sure you have the ones with the
habit, then cut the end of the
upper till so it will be blunt
If It bleeds, sear it over with a
hot iron to stop the flow. By
the time the hen's bill grows
oat again It Is cured of the
habit. At HN* they stop be
cause the bil is blunt and tore.
I have cured many hens that
had the habit bad. I am sure
It will do what 1 say.
Dear Miss Grey: I come to
you with a question that has,
no doubt, confronted many
other Tacoma girls.
Some time ago I met a bol
dier at an informal dance. I
knew him to be a clean, re
spectable man, a* he is a
friend of the hostess. He es
corted me home.
When we got on the down
town streets I began to feel as
If everyone's eyes were on me
and as If I had done some-
I felt that way because he
was In a uniform and I also
knew full well how girls are
run down when they are seen
with a soldier.
In spite of that I cannot be
lieve I did wrong in accepting
Now, Miss Grey, why Is It
that soldiers are looked down
upon as they are? Even some
of the families of boys in ser
vice talk scandalously about
the girl who goes wilh a sol
dier. Don't you think it is
Of course, there are eujae
who are not altogether re
spectable, but why make the
Innocent suffer with the
The company of a good girl
will do more to keep up the
moral standard of a boy than
anything else. It meemn when
they are willing to sacrifice
• heir liven for us that they are
tut deserving of such company
aa any civilian.
Many of the hoys are total
strangers here and as they are
human like any one else they
will naturally seek company.
TRAIN YOUR HAIR AS AN
No class of people devotes as
much time to beauty as do actress
es, and no class must be more
careful to retain and develop their
charms. Inquiry develops tbe in
formation that in hair care they
find it dangerous to shampoo
with any makeshift hair cleanser.
The majority say that to have the
best hair wash and scalp stlmu
lator at a cost of about three
1 cents, one need only get a pack
age of Canthrox from yojir drug
gist; dissolve a teaspoonfnl In a
cup of hot water and your sham
poo is ready. This makes enough
shampoo liquid to apply it to all
the hair instead of just the top
of the head. After its use the
hair dries rapidly, with uniform j
color. Dandruff, excess oil and
dirt are quickly dissolved and en
tirely disappear when you rinse
the hair. After this year hair will
be so tMty it will look much
heavier than it is. Its luster and
softness will delight you, while
the stimulated scalp gains the
health which lnaures hair growth.
To cross one's knee in a public
conveyance, thereby dusting one's
shoes, on a neighbor's garments, is
an inexcusable breach of manner
for which no amount of interest
in a newspaper can atone.
But aa long as the respectable
girl In itoiug to be scandalised
for going with a soldier they
will find a girl who does nut
care nlmiit Iter reputution.
i Of course there are some sol
diers who will not lower them-
N>«a by going with such girls
and consequently have no girl
I company. But there are others
Is It not unfair to tbe boys?
Outbursts of Everett True
Dear Mi™ Grey: I have a girl,
boarding with me who in very
negligent about paying her rent.
She makes $10 a week, but I
ask her only $4. Sometimes she
offers only $1.50 and days it Is
all she can do. Bhe aunoys me
greatly aud increases my gas
bill by sitt'ng up very late at
night. She never helps me with
supper or the dishes. As Igo
out to work every day this is
all getting pretty serious, yet I
hate to put her out. Can you
advise me of any other course I
To let the girl impose on y<*u,
if -lie is a>ble to pay, is un.iu.ist to
her as wi-ll a- to you. Y«u, as an
older woman, -should talk to her
kiudly about these failings of
her.s anil show her that ahe has
a rc*.|n>iisibilit.v ulticih she must
meet fairly iukl honestly.
Dear Miss Grey: Do you
think a person can become a
. writer If the taete for It la not
born with him? ALEX.
Habits of reading aad writing
ii'iiVc it easier for a man to write.
He luiiMi't so much to overcome as
the man who grows op without
knowledge of hooka. Yet this love
van come later satd a man, by
close application and study, can
learn to produce credible work.
Dear Miae Grey: I sold my
property in June, 1917. Should
I have paid income tax on it
You should pay the tax on all
iarome received during the year
' if the amount exceeds your exemp*
tlon.s. "Income" is interest or
mlmrj, not -principal invested.
THE 11EWAKI) OK "BTAND
"Of course Tim was langhlng at
me, Miss Margaret, but 1 could
see he was thinking of It all for
he became very quiet and finally
he said, as he threw his arm acroaa
my shoulders, 'Annie, dear, I nev
er thought you and I would bo
speculating on our daughter's
marryiug the richest boy In town,
when he grew up, while I was
hang'ng around the barrooom on
"I tell you, Miss Margaret, It
was a proud and happy woman
I was that day. It was worth
all I had gone thru. You know
as well as 1 that there wore times
when I thought I could Sot stand
It with Tim any longer, but I am
very, very glad I 'stuck,' and I
believe," she said very earnestly,
"tliat there Is never a woman that
is divorced from her husband, that
does not at times wonder If she
has not made a mistake. I am
going to try and teach Margaret
Ann that unless she is positive
that her husband loves —mind
you, I say loves, and when I say
that I don't niean tliose little fool
ish passing fancies that every man
gets once In a wh'le -unless she
Is positive that her husband loves
some other woman she had better I
"Yon knew, Miss Margaret, that
little Margaret Ann Is a queer
child, she Is bright as she can lie,
but down deep in her soul, she is
very, very sensitive, and loving
and I am going to see if I can
keep her heart from being broken
by any one."
"So all this means, Annie, that
you want me to tell you if Mar
garet Ann should be allowed to
stay at the Symones. Well, I real
ly think If I were her mother, I
would let her stay there. I think
If I had a daughter, I would u-n.-t
her ot. any boy that Elieae would
Just then Margaret Ann came
dancing in from the garden, her
inns full of flowers.
"Aunt Margie, may I take these
posies to Budge?" she asked.
"Surely, my dear, hut w!iy
Budge any more than Toddy?" I
"Because Budgo will put tli«m
In water and keep them as long
as lie can, and Toddy would just
Do Not Give Chickens too Much Run
This is an ideal chicken hoose, facing south to get situ's warmth. Ii Is large enough for 3 dozea hens.
By Fred A. Johnson.
Tarxmut Poultry Expert.
Chickens do better If not given
a large run.
Many poultry raisers get good
egg and meat results hy penning a
half dozen hens in a space 6 feet
wide by 10 feet long.
The size of the house depends
upon the number of chickens.
Each hen will need about a foot
of roosting space at night.
A dozen hens may he housed in
a shed, enclosed on three sides.
Xl IVH THE HAIR
Girls —If you want plenty of
thick, beautiful, glossy, silky hair,
do by all means get rid of dan
druff, for it will starve your hair
and rain It if you don't.
It doesn't do much good to try
to brush er wash It out. Ths
only sure way to get rid of dan
druff is to dissolve it. than you
destroy it entirely. To do this,
sat about four ounces of ordinary
liquid nrvon; apply it at night
when retiring; uas enongh to
moisten the scalp and rub It In
geat with the finger tips.
By iornlng, most, if not all, of
your idrnff will be gone, and
three o. four mere applications
will completely dissolve and en
tirely destroy every single sign
and trace of it.
Ten will find, too, that all Itch
ing and digging of the scalp will
stop, and year hair will look and
feel a hundred limes better. You
can get liquid nrvon at any drug
store. It Is Inexpensive and four
eancsa is all you will need, no
mater how much dandruff yoa
have. This simple remedy never
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* v^*^l /^__H 9&1 II _k i
IV—HIS FAVORITE BPOKT
I like all sorts and kinda ef play.
Tag, marbles, pom-pom-pull-awny,
Baseball "and all the rest
I like to rasale and to raoe
And fight (with no fair in the face),
But I like eatla' best.
I like to swim or sail a boat.
I like to harness up my goat
And drive him down the street;
I like to ride upon a bike,
I like to go out on a hike,
But most I like to eat.
I like to crank up pa's old fUr.,
And tennis! 1 could simply Ure
Upon a tennis court.
I like to read, I like to go
To see l>ou& in the movie show,
But pie's nit favorite sport
I like cranberry-pie and mince,
Aad apple, raisin, custard, quince.
And lemon-cream —oh, my!
Aud pump-kiu-pie and cherry-pie
And every kind of berry-pie
And even just plain pie!
(( i.p.iiglit. 1018.)
take them to make me feel happy
and ltke as not throw them away
as soon as I rame home, besides
I want to let that Toddy think 1
love Budge best."
"And do you, you yttlo co
Margaret Ann huag her head,
"No, I don't."
She answered honestly. "But
when Toddy is so lordly sometimes
he will play with vie nice and do
just like I want him to and then
all at once he will just act as tha
I was not there at all. I Just want
to make him hurt like lie does me.
Budge never hurts mo here," she
satd as she put her hands over her
about four feet from front to rear,
six feet long and four or five feet
Screen In front and have can
vass or burlap curtain to let down
on cold nights.
\\ linenMA.li Freely
Fasten up all cracks, especially
near roosts. Have the roosts
about three feet from floor and a
foot above dropping board, which
should be cleaned every few days,
the manure going to fertilize the
Whitewash on inside every few
weeks. Build three or four nests
under the dropping board on the
Have removable neets — boxes
will do—so they may be taken
out, cleaned, whitewashed and re
filled with new straw or hay.
Put a white glass nest egg in
Have a small can Of charcoal
and one of grit hanging near side
of front so hens can get both at
any time. In front of the house
or at one side have scratching
yard or shed. It should be cov
ered In winter.
Keep scratching shed filled with
dried leaves and throw all grain
food In the litter. That makes
the hens work for their feed. A
hen which dosn't get enou?h
scratching exercise will not lay
Kill off the roos'ers as soon as
they are large enough.
If you want to use eggs from
your hens for hatching purposes
next year, buy a new rooster of a
This prevents inbreeding. If
[you Intend to buy your hatching
eggs next spring don't keep any
1 Don't heat your chicken house
even on the coldest nights, except
ing the brooder for little chicks.
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"Maybe, my child, it is because
you are not mora careful of your
English," admonished Annie; then
she turned to me and wild, "There
you see what I mean, Miss Mar-
Karet," as she started for EJiene's
to leave Margaret Ann and her
"I see, Annie, that to you suc
cessful marriage means bringing
up your children"—
"So that they will have better
advantages and lie a little better
nnd stronger than their parents
were before them," was Annla'a
(To Be Continued.)
Hens can keep themselves warm
if protected from draughts.
But be sure to keep your
chickens dry. Dampness will kill
Prlneesa Mary of England Is an
ardent war relief worker. Her
chief interest is in the welfare of
women who have taken tbe places
of men In factories.
Week Htartlng Momlay. March IS,
Mnute (ai-ler Cow puny in
"Iszy on the Border"
Matinee* dally, except Friday.
2:30. Night*. 7 and P. Hunda/
continuously from 2 p. m.