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Racing, Summer Zephyrs n' Everything" Lure Americans to Cuba YES, there WM those of the citizenry of the United Si ttei of America who care not for the fact that vesteiday saw the beginning of constitutional prohibition, through the Eighteenth Amendment, in this count r. More than one hundred thousand passports have beta granted to permit the greatest winter exodus from this country to Havana. The railroads to Key Weft have almost been unable to furnish the accom modations demanded by those who prefer making the trip as far as possible by rail, with the short sea trip from the Key. and steamship lines plying from the prin cipal south Atlantic port have been frantically endeavor ing to meet the flow of travel to the Pearl of the Antilles. Little recked the good Bonifaces of the capital of Cuba on such a tremendous influx of American tourists with much to spend as there has been this year, and they too have suffered under the strain, manfully at tempting, however, to care for all who come, and promising that another winter will witness an entirely different situation, through the experience of the pres ent season. Of course, we hasten to say that not all of those who are traveling to Cuba are intrigued by the fact that the American drinks of but a memory can be had at "American bars" in the pic turesque Cuban capital. No ! No ! Surely one must not forget that there is that an cient place of horror, Morro Castle, that holds a lure for the tourist, and then there are plantations on which bananas are raised, and plantations on which the sugar which we can't obtain because Kngland has bought it, is grown. OH. yes, many are the things to bring travelers to Cuba. For instance, there is the racing. The all-winter season recently opened in the capital and there the bookies freely ply their trade and make their killings from those who think they can pick out the winner from the field. Xo pari mutucls there to hold down the percentage. Everything goes, and "form" is lost in the shuffle. And then, to be sure, one must say something of the climate, whose winter weather carries no hint of the One of the foremost (C) Press III. Service amusement places in Havana, where thousands of American dollars arc being spent this winter. ice and snow of Michigan or Xew York, Montana or Xew Hampshire. The climate without doubt is all climate, and mayhap there are some who go a-climate seeking. Mayhap! Some were wont to go before America went dry. But we have the solemn word of the American State Department that the travel has been quite abnormal, even the number of private vessels clearing for Havana being prodigious. Xo doubt it was a merry Xew Year ! HH. II II lataattaOS C) Prew III. Service One of Cuba's historical buildings in its capital, Havana, in vthich are various governmental ofbees. mm (C) Press III. Service One of the largest hotels in Cuba, where hundreds of suites were engaged by Americans for their winter stay in the Cuban capital. FROM OUR READERS Compulsory Military Training To iib Editor: Bills were presented in the House UMigress dealing with the compulsion of our youth enur, at a certain age, camps for military training. iC sp, Ms()rs of thc bniSf im5ucd with thc faJsc idca ww th. strength of thc nation lies in the number of n who are adapted to carry arms, are using their WM to push these bills through and place the chains false m"?" n freC Anierica- These men nave thosc ui)ot kT tnat the greatness of America depends rern tannies and navies. anl that might will always sam" u, force for making right. They cling to thc Eon' Ulea which cause the fall of the German tWth th awful destruction, havoc and misery still 1C World has undergone for four years and is Unit i cTKO,ng- ThQy bc,icve that it is right of the the s ltiCS t0 shack,e herself and her people with niilitsanu dangerous and misery-inflicting chains of fat, S"i wh,ch wiI1 ultimately lead her to the same lim those chains led Germany, pat I A u bel(,KS to the past. It has gone with the will sh tss aiuI il will stay there. Xo military men Lincoln ,c.th.c nation Of our Pilgrim Fathers, and of Our v ,i i WashinKton, with bonds of militarism. ronuK 7 . ?cvn born frct ad Will stay free all 'WColn j vi uur i nmn rauiers, ami oi C v ik i Washinton, with bonds of militarism th! -7 . 0 Dcen born free and will stay free al or other "i" uic iaci mat a lew military men blinHn, j ? either on account of personal gain or wish to enslave them. ,,(,r!id n(rtCat,H?S ancl thc safety of the United States 1)ers of h n J armics a"d navies, nor on the num back throu lkS? arm'hearing men. No, as we look ' 'b'" history wc sec thc greatest empires with the greatest armies and navies, tottering, falling, never getting up again and perishing forever. The capital cause of their destruction is due to placing their trust in armies and navies. On account of militarism we see mighty civilizations, Greece, Rome and modern Germany, destroyed and concurrently causing indescrib able woe to themselves and to humanity. Militarism has always been a great scourge to hu manity. Because of the sway of militarism we see Eu rope and Asia in continual bloodshed, poverty and stagnation of progress. We are still seeing countries and homes destroyed, starving fathers and mothers, widows, orphans and babes. The world has fought four years to break down militarism. Therefore it cannot and must not come back. Now, in free America, the very nation that helped to drive it out, a few military men are willing to open the door to it again. Free America cannot, will not, and must not tol erate the admission and establishment of militarism as a national institution. She cannot afford and must not pay the price of national slavery and the ultimate destructive results it will effect. The greatness of the United States depends on the moral character and greatness of her constituted individuals. It depends on the love that her individuals will bear for their fellow men and God. It depends on their aspiration of peace and happiness, peace not obtained through the mailed fist of militarism, but through love and acknowl edgment of the brotherhood of men and the principles it involves. Our boys and men must be brought up, not on the spirit of strife and hate, but in the spirit of peace and love. This spirit is million-fold mightier and infinitely more protective and effective for the na tion's perpetuation, than armies and navies. It was the spirit of love and unselfishness of America and her youth, not the money or guns, that finally defeated militarism-enslaved Germany. America's trust for her future and greatness must be in the kind and loving spirit and morals of her men and women, the love that her individuals will bear for each other and the human race. America's trust must be in God. If America desires to instil in her youth the love for the open and for the health that nature provides, if she wishes the democracy of her youth in that the farmer boy should rub shoulders with the banker's, if she desire that the laborer, the clerk, the business man and professional man should come to gether, let her provide schools for the establishment of school camps where, every summer, school boys of certain age from all parts of this wide country will come together to spend a certain time in mutual ex change of sympathies and expressions, and thus em bodying the true spirit of the national democracy, the fostering of love for their country, world, nature and God, thus making America great not by thc burdens of armies and navies or by the enslavement of mili tarism, but by the development and observance of high moral laws and standards. N. SULLUM. Scranton, Pa.