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THERE is work for everyone wants it throughout the Middle West, North wot and Pldfic Coast regions. Jobs aro crying tor takers ; placet are .sh ady ; wages are good. People generally believe that with the Peace Treaty ratified the na tion will race to unparalleled prosperity. One-story bungalows, either of frame, brick or concrete, arc the most popular hofBCf on the Pacific Slope. Wild roaei cover them; shrubbery surrounds them; the pink and green growths remain all the year through. ud you don't have to be rich to own one. Wages are almost, it not quite, a.s high as in the East; rents and food are considerable lower. Indianapolis hai the smartot-looking. best-built anartment hou.ses in the eountrv and that means the world. Tlu art being built E-ahaped, T-shaped. 1. -shaped, so that there's plenty of light and air tor every room, and they have liberal space surrounding them. They're really a revelation. This couldn't be done in most parrs of the East, but it could be done elsewhere in any eity of fair area and decent street car service. What were the actual performances of the wooden ships over which such a fusi was made when we were "building a bridge acrotl the Atlantic" during war days? In the harbor at Seattle there is a great flotilla ot them moored side by side, growing dingier by the day. When someone asked what all those- vessels were doing lying idly in port, the answer was: "Untea wortnyr Seattle doesn't talk much about wooden ships. Were there many other unseaworthy ones be side these? The native sous are proud of their San Francisco and Los Angeles: the people up in Tacoma and Port land and Seattle boast of their wonderful citie.s : Min neapolis and St. Paul and St. Louis are all buzzing hives of industry and you can't tell their cititns that then are places equally good. But for pep and ardor and actual w.rk toward civic improvement, the in habitants of Des Moinei were the livest lot the Presi dential party met anywhere. A beautiful civic center is under way. with the Iowa state capttol as the central feature. A fine park system extending right through the middle of the city, is being completed. A series of handsome stone bridges are ''"king the sections which are separated bv the river which bears the same name as the city. Splendid roads radiate in all directions. All the best citizens of Des Monies are on a general committee which pushes these things along. They don't simply talk about improve mentsthey make them and show them to you The President brought back a souvenir he said he would always cherish. He got it this way As the train pulled slowly out of Billings, Montana gV barefooted lads of 12 or 14 chased alongside he last car. Hey Mr. President, take this !" shouted one banc! ., a little flag. Mr Wilson took it "Here Mr. 1 resident, take this!" cried the second. His gift a yellow chrysanthemum, was also accepted. These two boys, radiant . With grins, dropped out of the running, caving the third to toil on Mono with gloom pictured in his face. He had nothing in his hands to give Suddenly, when it seemed that he could no longer SEE" fe ;m7aVnK PtCe his countenan e a n, , n reached into hit pocket and held something tin) toward the President, panting: "Here y'are, Flashes of Fact Across America These odds and ends of observation and comment were set down by a staff writer who made the tour of the country with President Wilson while he was appearing beore the people in advocacy of the League of Nations. They are merely snap-shot impressions of the I "nited States gained by a fast-moving traveler in the fall of 1919 Mis-ter Wil-son T The President's hand closed over the little fellow's. When it cone awa. it held a thin, smooth-worn silver dime. "All he had.'" said the President, gravely regarding the coin. "That's America. It gives all it has. I'm going t keep this '." Then he swung his cap to the happy youngster until the t wn vanished in the distance, Mid-West and W est are tar ahead of the East when it comes to halls for great meetings. Nearlj every city of any sie has its auditorium or coliseum, holding from 8,000 to 15,000 persons. The civic stadium is also an admirable feature of some of the Western towns. San Diego has a beautiful open-air structure which seats 40,000 nearly half her population. By means t an ingenious electrical device called a "magna-vox," the entire assemblage heard the President Tacoma has a wonderful natural stadium built against the lide of a cliff, overlooking her harbor. Berkeley has one rimmed with palms. St. Louil has in her park an open-air theater built on the stadium plan. This, list summer, won not only an artistic success with light opera, but was self-sustaining and even showed a small profit. Prohibition is being pretty will accepted all over the country. The predicted "serioui tunes." the "no beer, no work revolution." the angered outbursts of citizens who had their "liberty" taken awa from them, never did materialize anywhere. In a few of the larger mid-Western and Pacific coast cities which were wet before lulv 1 for I ample, St. Louis, Minneapolis and St. Paul. San Fran cisco and Los Angeles it is possible, with the correct introduction or code-word, to get bad whisky for high prices r some bars. And the boot-legger, with his va-(p.art rat-poison, can be s.ared up in most of the larger places. But few persons are going to tin trouble and expense of doing their drinking either of those two ways. A fair amount of home devised stuff is being manu factured and consumed The Teutonic-strained are producing their own beer wherever they ma h o cated On the Western Slope there is considerable wine being fermented for family use. The Russian Wheat-field workers ol thr Dakotas are distilling from the cereal a vodka which the cowpunchen say "would make a moujik go up and bat Trotsky on tin ' jaw " But m the whole the American people are not con suming one one-hundredth of what they did before JUly 1. Its a fairly dry country riht now and it's getting drier by the day. The man who drinks has to be either very thirsty or very rich-or both I'here's a little of the old fashioned West left, hut nothing except the country remains : wild The only Indians visible off the reservations WOW dHh flannel shirts and Overalls, smoked cigarets. drove wagons, and called "Atttboj 1" to the President. The COwboj w ith the long haired "chaps" all( ong-barrelled gttn has made his fade out in real Inc. regardless of his exploits in reel Inc. Only one wearing the whiskered pants came close to the train. That was in Idaho. They were dyed pink. I le grinningl admitted that he'd put them on "just to give Wood) l loach of high life." Khaki breeches and puttei s are good enough for the modern puncher, whether male or female. The Presi dential part saw CJtlitC a number of these latter pretty ones, too. Yoti can't down the pioneering American. Witness : Three young girl school-teachers were standing at the railroad station at Glen dive. Montana, ami during the short stay of the Presidential train someone asked them tuw e. mdit ions were thereabouts. "There hasn't been a drop of rain around here for arlv three vears," thev replied ' The wheat crops amounted to nothing, and tne pasturage was so Durnt up that range horses have b I n told as low gl a couple Of dollars a head. But don't you-all go knocking our town or our country. Just tell President Wilson and put it in your papers that we're not downhearted and we're all full of pep, and well show the world when we get half a chance that Montana's the greatest state in the Union." There has not been much trouble lately from the I. W, W.'s in the Northwest The "Wobblies." as the people there call them, have had a few severe leon s wherein the "force" that they advocate was applied to themselves, and recently they've been keeping pretty quiet. Seattle citizens declare that reports of the big dare-up they had with the "Polsheviki" were exag gcratod. And they are unanimous in saying that it wa a tWO-fisted Irish chief of police, rather than a city xecutfve, who quelled the troublr. Have our cities grown , big all of a sudden? There are the same serious housing, feeding and trans portation problems in every place where numbers of industries have located. For mid-West examples, St. Louis. St. Paul and M inneepolis, Kansas City, Omaha On the other hand, in medium-sied cities there seems to be accommodation for everyone, not only in the way ol shelter, hut also in the way of food and street rail way transportation. See Des Monies, Wichita. His marck. Hillings and Cheyenne, for instance. Wouldn't it Sohre a lot of our problems to have fewer half -mil Ikwi or million-people cities, and more of the 25.000 50.000, or 100.000 sort ' Hie "yellow peril ' winch Californians talk about is not. as most people imagine, fear of aggression bv Japan, as much as apprehension of the growth of Japanese population withm tin- state. A Los Angeles publisher, riding with the writer through the Japanese section ol that city, pointed out thousands of Japanese Children future American citizens because of their birth here. "Kach Japanese family has B Kls a vear." he said, hacn American family w II, nothing like that, of course. Their birth rate is steady, and at top-notch. Ours is low and declining. Actual statistics show that unless there is a change iu the birth rate of one or the other race, the American born Japanese in California will outnumber and outvote the whites of California in forty years. S EN ATOR WATSON, of Indiana: ii .-socialists and Anarchists are recognized in nffiriai lit- o not be condemned in private life H they are fostered and protected by tne, government, they will flourish in an.; industrial institutions, and je will not succeed in overcoming the icnuciicy oi tne day unless Lv KHradiC holding a Wc Heard in Washington to wITJoS lUBHi.:-FrD. 1877 10 in, -to wars, the expenditures of the federal w ernmem have increwed more than 5(10 per cent Thi, certainly II a moM Itartling fact, and if the same A i of ...crease obtaini or the next 40 years we will fin Representative Hlanton of Texas- "Tk i Approprnttona Committee, admi t d that Z , , mcnts turns loos, some of th, ! I 1 nnne,, and ,e,,s Kfr next rJa a Congressman, n many instant, I p y nanding that Swy bTremtefcPj! Lde-department-and there !Saflfin,t whVt !:- "-sands of war workers in-blican ,d !SJJtB primarily rests nana tl r bm ,,K' Mam Its are go Z ' I , Sft "h,'S- W them to do so." l"n!.r,s, sit here and permit of New Mexico: "Mr. p,,, ,,., ""I'.v- What ,s the order "of Senator J ones a parliameiitarv business r" The Vice Preiidmi "Tt 'ions and memrl,K . J'"' l' ;""ta.,o f prti. letters. Ijlegram" ,dhn nows'wtr " ' 5 so forth. 1 "(UsPaper Cllppmgi, and airaSii! ? 9 of Mi n: " I that detem" the cordkl " "' ' "f lean pe,,,,r.- ,n "r''1''1 KiTetmKS 0f th,. T 'The ' f he K prescntativc Steagall, of Ten nessee "Merely to call a thing a re form does not enthuse me any more so much as it used to though I wish it understood that I am still a young man. 1 confess that I am alarmed at the inc. I sant crv tor change t. K li..-r4 , vrv . ' O- iivoi u vn kiM hand. I deplore the discontent and dil ,vt;t,. satisfaction with customs and ideals and institutions we have been taught to regard as sacred. 1 1 !honVC Tet so many thinK tha I sometimes fear sna wake up some morning to fmd myself left- I once heard my father tell a story that I Miat my VJcw of what k Dfd(d in thjs co(n. rv Ju !?f1.fral P'her down in my coun who once held a big revival meeting. Soon ; l ie meeting closed he met a friend and told him - it t. He said It was the greatest revival he had man STSJS U The fricnd was a rdiioUS u irJ : i"? d,iffhtcd wilh th report, hastened to T.n.e And how many new members did you take wo turn 1 ,,n;U,;( T. r?PM M "t take in any; Km r f 2? r vrr(l M Ml to the senseless Uamor for change and I revival of common sense." Kobtit Lanftn, Secretarj oi state; -Lai us not orget w ut Vmencan dtanomcy has done for human unZJr i l " Un ,K(,, hat democracy can do for 1 peate. Democracy was worth ' fighting for . M worth dying ,,-. aml )t is Wurth anIi sacredly don nCNTr:Vi nM,,ram,Ma,in influence. With it as the dominant idea (,f oUr national life no American need m L ,r r f,,,ture. f this republic With it as the npreme political principle of the nations, we may look .Or to an era of permanent peace."