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T OMUS T O X E K l I'L" A P 11
SCNDAY. APRILS). 1922
G1RAG1 RROTIIERS. Publishers
The Weekly Edition of The Tombstone Dailv 1
MINIATURE STEEL BOOM
Tin opinion is quite commonly entertained in this
country that while we are plainly on the threshold of an
era of prosperity we have no right to expeet that the pres-
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THE MANIAC WHO RULED
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' 'ent generation oi Americans will again witness such a
boom in business as followed the armistice and continued
throughout the year 1919 and the greater portion of 1020,
when common day laborers were said to be wearing; silk
$2.30 shirts. lint development in the iron and steel industry
1 05, suggest that tin niav be the wrong view.
Germany is noted for the sensation which is from
time to time caused from one end of it to the other bv
some book. America has it book sensations, too. fort
American are a reading people. Km the books which are
much talked about in this country are unusually novels,
and novels of an ophermeral kind, at that. In Germany,
the sensational book aic commonly of a very deep, heavy
and learned sort, such a Spenglcr's "Downfall of "West
ern Civilization.' or Houston Stewart Chamberlain's
'Foundation of the Nineteenth Century."
Just now the book of the hour in what was fonncrly
the empire of the Uohenzollern is a work entitled "Gcr
niany's Tragedy." the most striking chapter of which is
devoted to the fonner emperor himself. The anonymous
author maintains that "Wilhelni was not merely an cgntit.
but an actually insane egotist, who ha for many year
suffered from a brain disease of a hereditary character.
The malady i said, in deed to have been well-defined evei'
in his youth. o that hi father. Kaiser Frederick, bluntly
declared "Wilhelm was not of sound mind and ought never
to come to the throne.
Reader of Kaiser Wilhelm'. hi-torv do not find it
hard to believe the story, and many of them wonder that
a man known by the inner court circles to be mentally un
sound should have been able so long to impose his will '
upon a great and supposedly civilized people. Rut it i
not the first time that a lunatic ha at upon a throne. It
has. on the contrary, been a fairly common phenomenon,
peculiar to the monarcial system.
European aristocrats sneer at democracy . but what
ever its faults republics do not elect maniac to tin
est places in the state. 1 lir
For instance, during recent month the rates of steel
ingot production per annum .estimated from the monthly
ingot report of the American Iron and Steel Institute,
giving the hthonnage of I'.O of the producing companies,
have been as follows: October and November. 2'.000.000:
Recijinber. slight I v under 20.000.000 ton: .lanuavv. 22.
"."iO.OOO tons; February. 2.Sr0,000 ton: March. P.2."00.000
1 tons. If these rate are plotted, the line connecting De-
cemiier and Jiarcn 1 practically straigiu. ami witn an
average rate of .'2,f00.000 tons during March the rate
March '!! appears to have been "6.000.000 ton, and the
prospect that date was that the steel mills would con
tinue to increase their output unless prevented by failure
of fuel supply due to the coal strike.
Tlii rate of production very near'v equal the pro
duction during the after-war boom. In fact, it is stated
that just before the suspensions of last week caued by
the mine strike the T. S. Steel corporation's plants were
operating to almost 7. per cent of their capacity as
against little more than 4" per cent in December lat. And
this remarkable improvement is the direct result of unex
pectedly heavy bookings of order, which amount to 00
per cent of capacity.
A steel market of such proportion so soon after o
sever an industrial dcpre.ion a lat winter's i a warn
ing not to le too sure that the after-war boom i not to be
urpa-ed. An incidental coneqnence of the new trade
.ictiv'tv imp' be a temporarv arrest of the decline in
Thoe who attended the first public concert given by
the High School Hand, organized about three mouths ago,
at the High School Auditorium last night, left for their
homes with an entirely different opinion of their own abil
ity to .judge beforehand. The baud, they well knew, was
an organization. of but three months' standing, therefor
in all truth, the greater part of the audience went pre
pared for the worst.
It is easy to surmise what the average person would
expect from a band composed of young scholars, many of
whom had never touched a musical instrument befoie,
nor could read a note.
In other word, the Hi School
put to a test before a large crowd o
They made good!
They surpassed the expectations of the
by a handsome margin, so much so as to leave
impression that "they have builded better
itand last evening was
doubting 1 noniuses.
pi-ic. but if i ;p;on of men now unemployed are et to
work again and cvi rvbody is buv and prosperous no one
will complain unduly about the absence of panic prices.
LOVE FOR THE HOME TOWN
Human natuie runs to two xtrcine.
tvpe.s of men and women think but little
ami thev jive their lives
hi"h- Others are more elfih.
mam" Tragedv" seeks bv
and their all to noble ideals.
thev concentrate their thought
aiionvmous autlior ot lier- on personal acquisition, aim cm nsn 110 nnercsi moaner
his revelations to impress than their own pleasure.
from this sordid line
goe on only a people get away
of thought, and acquire the higher
sin. the sentiment that makes one
tarium. were more than those of a mad man. They were Jove hi country, and m time of peril lead the soldier to
the acts of a crowned ruler, spelling ruin to a people who, offer his life, i one of the most noble of those ideals. The
did not have the resolution to tint him where he belonged. 'majority of pcoph
upon his fellow-eountrvmen a truth which some of them
even vet are apparently indifferent to. As he remarks
"Tnhanmlv. the acts of "Wilhelm. who belonged in a sani-iidea of lite. Patrioti.-
A man who. atter tin experience, still heheve 111 111011
archv. is indeed tinteachable and incurable."
ORGY OF FAULT-FINDING
The average newspaper leader mut have bei-onu
impressed with the amount of carping criticism, both in t
and out of congress, that is taking the place of state-,
incuts of fact, which should be made on legislative and
other issues for the enlightenment of the public.
Many member of congress, for example, arc indulg
ing in pcronalitit and other statements which will not
bar the crutiny of one who is concerned in having the
truth known. The railroad situation ha. for months pre
sented an example of charges and counter-charges of bad
faith on the part of parties to the controversy, and the
members of the railroad labor board have not been spared
the criticism of persons who hope to gain something to
their advantage before the public.
The efforts of coal operators and representatives of
the striking miners to get somewhere by taking it out in
interviews for the hnew.spaper are quite fresh in the minds
of the people. Charges of bad faith, if not duplicity, in
the mining situation have been bandied about for weeks.
The minds of those indulging in these charges may be
eased a bit, but it is certain that nothing has been done
toward solving the problem.
The public is interested in knowing the truth about
any issue that arises, whether in congress or other de
partments of the government, or in industrial affairs.
How can it know the truth when statements are so con-
entertain this sentiment.
I here ought to he room alo in the normal heart, tor
a feeling of home town patriotism, a love of one's own
community that shall be deep and vigorous and sacrifi
cial, much like the love for country. These cenes amid
which people pend their daily lives, should have their
pull on their heart strings.
Thev mav have commonplace features and some uglv
; ones. like all communities-. Rut they constitute home.
jut as much a the four walls in the dwelling in which
one live hi life. The old song "Home. Sweet Home."
j should apply not merely to the houe in which a person j
lives, but to all the scenes of the home community. I
( To the generous imagination, a feeling of some ro-j
mantle attachment should grow up tor one s home coni-j
munity. lliese streets and huildings may not he more
wonderful than others, but they are the scene of our
struggle and effort, of our jov and sorrow. Thev have
1 seen our triumphs and our reverses. We have built -mne-
1 thing ot our heart into them, and thev have become part
of our lives that should never be forgotten no matter
where life may take us. There is something lacking in
the nientantv that does not teel a touch ot emotion on
thinking of his home town.
Her long hair
flicting. and when manv of those making them prefer a! flaps down her back, and she is of an age when she is dis
PROFIT IN WELL KEPT HOMES
Are you proud of your city.' Do you think it is a
fine place in which to live and do business.' Do you feel
a sense of satisfaction when siht -seers from other cities,
drive past your own home and notice your yard.' Well,
you know that one wallow doc not make a summer. One
single dean and attractive home will not impress visitor.
except to show the hideous contrast of its surrounding
neighborhood and the whole city which furnish visitor.
their impressions and estimates of the conditions of the
public spirit and of the business and property values and
prospects of your neighborhood and your city. The
.cleaner you keep your own premises the more interested
;you should be in seeing that the whole city is kept clean
to match your own standards. It is your right to expect
cleanliness and orderliness all around you for the protec
tion of both your health and your property.
Possibly the home owner may want to sell his prop
erty. The attractive, thriftily cared for home, in a dean
neighborhood, will bring mi much more money and such
a quicker sale or rental than one in a dirty, run-down
neighborhood, that it becomes patent that besides all the
safety and comfort and pride one finds in keeping their
places in a good, sanitary condition, there' real profit in
There is can-ely a neighborhood in this city that
will not be better for a thorough cleaning up.
Eye sores are. unfortunately for ourselves, altogeth
er too plentiful about our city, and there is no necessity
or just cause for such a situation. The wonders of a lit
tle paint and a small amount of rcnair have been demon
strated recently by several citizens of the brand that the
city needs a few more of. Certain pieces of property have
been "dolled up" with a noticeable improvement that is
a pleasure to everyone nursing the smallest iota of civic
pride. There is no reason why tho.se who can afford to
own property and realize high rentals from it. cannot
afford to keep uch property in a semi-decent condition.
Rut. how can we expect this from the individual prop
erty owner, when our own City Hall presents the appear
ance of a vacant livery stable.'
It i understood that the City Council has decided t
paint the front of the 'ity Hall. This action, however,
was not voted upon unanimously, as part of the council
are in favor of painting the whole building. Uow much
would it cost, and how much would it be worth i The
cost and the return cannot be compared.
The citv has the nionev with which to do the work.
1 and do it right. The general appearance of the Citv Hall
could be improved 100 per cent.
J lave you ever been forced to admit that the building
facing north on Fremont street, between Third and
Fourth Streets is this community'- "City Hall?"
For our own sake. let's paint it or remove the letter
ing from it's front!
The word "flapper.'' in American slang, has had ;
curious history. Not one person in a hundred who casu
ally uses the term know. its origin.
In England, for many years the young school girl in
her teens has been called the "flapper
multiplicity of words to the proof which should he pro
duced, if existent, and easily demonstrated if presented?
It is not surprising that the public is losing patience
with the manner in which issues affecting them greatly
are made the subject of wordy controversy, which simply
aggravates the situation without meeting its needs. It
does seem, judging by the past, that a certain amount of
unnecessary talk is involved in any controversy, and it is
probably too much to expeet early improvement in methods.
BETTER TIMES ARE HERE.
The New York stock market is discounting the fu
ture not so much as the present. This is the accepted ex
planation of the general advance in securities prices
during the last few months. Those whose business it is
to know the industrial and commercial trend are convinc
ed that the long-desired revival is under way and will not
he arrested in the near future. They are acting consist
ently with their information and belief. They are push
ing the good thing along for their own advantage and. as
the sequel will prove, to the vast benefit of everyone.
Conan Doyle announces that affinities
heaven, but he doesn't say how often.
A scientist says the earth is a big ball of jelly, and
we sometimes feel that he is right, considering the num
ber of jellyfish running around loose.
posed to try ner nait-grown wings, ihe wild ducK or
partridge is called a flapper at a similar age immature,
but with the first stirrings of life and adventure urging
on to experiment. Tn Germany the young girl of equal
age is called a "backfisch.
It is quite likely that the modem usage can be trac
ed to the story of "Bunker Bean" in which the heroine,
being young, yet adventurous, is referred to as "the flap
per." Definitely American in being perfectly sure of
herself and of what she wanted, and in going after it
with a wholly American directness, she was, perhaps, the
half-way point between the English flapper with her hair
down her hack and the amazing young American with no
skin of her own, apparently, except some kind of founda
tion for powder, rouge, lip stick and eyebrow pencil.
The difference is that the modern young woman does
not know exactly what she wants. She knows what she
thinks she wants and goes after that. But that the arti
ficial gayety, the mushy petting, the wild nights are not
what she really wants is proved by her desertion of the
ranks when anything better offers.
Youtli has always been foolish and frivolous. If "t
were not, it would not be young. It ages soon enough,
matures, settles. What form the frivolity of this year
takes is of little consequence.
Where are the flappers of yesteryear? Entering
theirs in the Better Babies contests, making the left-overs
attractive and working the bank home economics bureaus
overtime. They flap no longer. Their wings have grown!
SILVER MINING OUTLOOK BRIGHT
The British Indian office attempt to throttle silver
has met with defeat.
A proposal to levy an import tax on silver brought
into India and to provide a premhnn equal to the import
tax on all silver shipments out of that country was re
jected. Improvements in the Indian situation resulted in
higher silver prices during the week.
Sales in foreign silver were made at 70 cents which
is the highest this year. Shipments to London from New
York continue in large volume.
India is not only making many demands in London
for silver, but is active in the New York market.
China is said to have been a seller in the London
markets, but has been a buyer in New York.
China's silver purchases in this country since the
first of the year are about $6,000,000 against one-half this
amount for the corresponding period last year.
India, likewise, is a buyer to the extent of about
$2,000,000 compared with $962,899 last year.
PAYS TO ADVERTISE
BARRINGTON, III. John ILiys, farmer, adver
tised he would give a drink out of a bonded bottle for
the return of a pig which had strayed away. lie had ten
pigs before the paper was out an hour. Exchange.
Chancellor Wirth, of Germany, is reported to be dis
appointed and gloomy over the Genoa conference, prob
ably because reparations are still demanded.
Too much horse power and too little horse sense is a
Virtue may be its own reward, but vice gets its pic
ture on the front page.
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