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Thursday Morning, Octobe
Special to (he New.
New York, Oct. 19. A snug little
cottge on the roof of a downtown
skyscraper, Battery Park for a front
yard, a view over the harbor, tower
ing office buildings for next-door
neighbors such is the up-to-date
1922 ideal of home for the Manhattan
The fashion is said to be spreading
with such rapidity that the sight of
a family washing out to dry some
hundreds of feet directly over this !
heads of the busy denizens of Wall I
street is looked for any day now. j
But, however its popularity mayj
grow by leaps and bounds, no one has J
ever insinuated that the innovation!
has come to combat the high cost of j
living or to be simple, economical so-1
lution of the housing problem.
In fact the contrary is the case
and experimentors in the field of lit
eral "high life" boast that their new
abodes represent a step "up" both
figurative and literal from former
dwelling places in palatial Riverside
Drive or Upper Fifth avenue aprt
ment houses where annual rents are
computed in sums of five figures.
Among the most recent pioneers in
the realm of aerial dwellings are H.
L. Doherty, head of the Wall street
banking house of that name; Percy
A. Rockefeller, financier and Sir
Ashley Sparks, head of the Cunard
Line in the United States.
Of these the last two have fitted
up sumptuous apartments half
dwelling and half office atop the
new Cunard Building at 25 Broad
way, 22 stories above the noisy bus
tle of the most famous and the most
congested thoroughfare in the world.
Even more elaborte and extensive
are the quarters of Mr. Doherty on
the roof of the 15 -story Battery
Park building. Here the elderly
bachelor's "bungalow" covers the en
tire top of the large building, con
taining 16 rooms besides hallways,
porches, sun parlors and "hurricane
Here he lives alone with a retinue
,of servants, as' isolated as if he were
in the heart of a primitive country.
After the hush of night closes over
.the tip of Manhattan, when a pedes-
Chink Y. M. C. A.
a Popular Place
In Chicago Circle
(Br Aa.ocl.ted Preaa.)
Chicago, Oct. 19. Located in the
heart of Chicago's Chinatown near
Wentworth avenue and 22nd street
is the Chinese Y. M. C. A. which du
ring the past week has come into
new popularity among the young
men fro mthe Orient. The reason
for this lies in the fact that it has
just started a school for young men
and children in which they can learn
about their new country, how to be
good Americans and speak good En
glish. Classes meet three times a week.
One group takes up English which U
supplemented by lectures on current
events in America. An American
and Chinese student are instructors
Another group of children studies
American history, literature and peo
graphy. Young men who are in this
Auto Thefts in
1920 Showed Big
Loss from 1919
trian in the streets is a rarity, the
only sounds which penetrate to hisj
aerie are the low-voiced fog horns i
of craft plying rivers which enclose j
the battery on two sides and the har-1
bor which lies beyond it. I
Besides reception, sleeping and
drawing rooms, the bungalow con
tains a gymnasium, handball and ;
squash court, billiard room and che-1
mical laboratory in the last of which j
its master, who is also an inventor j
and scientist, spends many hours a
week in experimentation.
A feature of the apartment of'
which its owner is particularly proud !
is the bed in his own living quarters .
which, by merely pressing an elec
trie button may be made to move au
tomatically through a concealed
opening in the wall to a sleeping
porch outside.
More than 16 miles of telephone
wire are said to have been used to
install the apartment's communica
tion system, which includes a porta
ble transmitter and receiver which
may be plugged in at any one of the
half dozen or more contrivances with
which each room and hallway is
The entrance of the apartment, at
the head of a flight of stairs from
the fourteenth floor, is adorned by
an oaken froine with the legend "A.
D. 1829" and a stone sill, both
brought by Mr. Doherty from the
home of his grandfather in Colum
bus, Ohio.
IBt Auocl.ted Preaa
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 19 Despite a
20 per cent increase in the number of
automobiles, thefts of automobiles
decreased 10 per cent in 1920 as com
pared with 1919, according to statis
tics made public at headquarters of
the National Automobile Dealers'
Association here.
The association attributed the de
cline to results obtained from the
federal motor vehicle theft'law, more
stringent laws in various states for
t)fe punishment of automobile
thieves and vigorous police activity.
In 1920 the statistics showed that
approximately 30,000 automobiles
were stolen in 28 large cities of the
country. This number was 3,000 less
than those stolen in 1919.
With a theft list of 5,500 machines
Chicago had the largest number of
motor vehicles stolen. New York
had 5,200 and ranked next to Chi
cago. A large decrease in the number of
machines stolen in St. Louis was no
ted. In 1919 the number was 1,200
while only 800 thefts were reported
in 1920.
Dayton, O., had an unusual record
of having recovered more stolen cars
than the actual number of thefts re
ported, with 198 stolen and 211 re
covered. The figures showed that Pacific
coast cities recovered more than fif
ty per cent of the stolen automobiles
country to learn American business
methods and expect to return to Chi
na in the near future can also learn
Mandarin, the official court language
of the Chinese republic, which if now
called the national language. Health
campaigns and thrift campaigns and
other thoroughly American (educa
tional projects are promoted through
and by these students.
One of the most popular classes in
the Y. M. C. A. school is the man
dolin class. This meets once a week
and the musically inclined can learn
how to play Chinese music on Am
erican instruments.
K. C. Mui, a native born Chinese
who has received his A. B. degree
from Oberlin University, is secreta
ry of the Chinese Y. M. C. A. which
is supported almost wholly by mer
chants of Chinatown.
Bt AMOClnted Prem.1
With the Greek Army in the Field,
Oct. 19 Americans who find life ex
pensive would secure unbounded re
lief if they could come to Anatolia.
In the area through which the
Greek army passed in its advance on
Angora, lambs sell for 60 cents each,
chickens for 12 cents, whole cows
for $9 and eggs for half a cent. Ev
erywhere food is found in great
abundance and at prices such as
America never heard of even before
the war.
The fertile fields of Anatolia rival
those of the most productive Amer
ican state. Wheat is the principal
commodity of the thrifty Turkish
and Kurd farmers. They raise suf
ficient quantities to feed a continent.
When King Constantine's army made
its memorable 300-mile advance
from Ushak into the heart of the
Kemalist country, it found hundreds
of thousands of tons of wheat and
grain. It is' the plan of the Greek
government to market this nuge
treasure in an effort to bring the
Greek currency back to par.
The Greeks also found incalculable
numbers of cattle and sheep. Cows,
oxen and water-buffalo swarm the
plains of Asia Minor, while the fa
mous Angora goats ana varamnii
i,nn oro an numerous that they sell
for about the price of a pound of
mutton in any American city.
It is this great cornucopia that .has
made it possible for Mustapha Re
ntal's army to subsist so long with
out outside assistance. It is also
this great abundance that has kept
the Greek forces going. Their on
ward march to Angora would not
have been possible upon the meagre
food supplies they have been able to
transport from Smyrna and Greece.
The only thing scarce in Anatolia
particularly in the southern part, is
water. The territory oer which
the Greek troops made their recent
remarkable detour in order to catch
Kernel's army is made up largely of
desert laryl and barren hills, with
water only at distant intervals. For
days the weary soldiers had to macr
under the burning Asia sun without
a drop of water to relieve their par
ched throats.
Eeach nation's conviction that it
is God's chosen people might be list
ed under the head of surplus war
Still, the people might as well sup
port the railroads as to tax them
selves to keep the highwas in repair
.for trucks.
The bootlegger doesn't provide a
brass rail for the foot, bu that is
the only particular in which he is
short of brass.
A motor loses power if it doesn't
fire promptly, and so, at times, does
an industrial machine.
American Legion
Friday Night, October 21st
The Brightest Spot in Town
We are going to have our Dances every
Friday night until further notice.
Admission $1.00
Ladies Free
ooy scouts Will
'rVirtf-pik..!.. it
Like Teddy i
(By Aunoc!,, p
Oyster Bav. rw ia . 1
a.mnurn, the North
nooseveit lor three year! ljv
life of a cowboy, is being pij'
Boy Scouts of America as th(
Park. "Ve" "
If the project develop,
troops from al ovpr fk ..
KUPKlyHthe7d and'ht J
be built under the Hiiw;.. .
SewaU, Roosevelt's friend
fellow ranchman. '
It is proposed to have the orf
, lue ranch ho,,,
ried by relays of scouts fro,,'
""""' river to uy8tet
American Legion Home
When the Pay Envelope
Whatfdo youtfojwith the money that's in it?
Youhave expenses, of course, but what do yo
do'.with the residue ? You have pleasures, of
course every one needs them but surely your
pleasures cannot cost you the balance of your
weekly stipend ? The most seniible thing a
young person can do is to start a savings
account, however small. The sensation of
knowing that your money is earning money is
vastly better than the thought that you are
living right up to your income. Let this week
be the week you open an account. $1.00 will
start Fortune your way.
East Florida Savings &
Trust Company
rjPalatka, Florida
Invite Everyone
See the
Place Beyond Eville's Dairy on Peniei
Trade Mark
This SPECIAL DEMONSTRATION will Feature AH of the Many Advantages the FORDSON oft
the Farmer. See the FORDSON Plowing and Harrowing. See the FORDSON Doing Belt Work.
Uet a Vision or farm Lire witn ruvvn 10 oaw iour wood, Draw Your Water in Fart Turn Your
Farm Into a Suburban Home.
Free Lunch on the Grounds

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