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The Indianapolis Times (A M Hiri’S.HOH ARK N KAVSFArr. R 1 HOT tY. HOWARD PrMldent IAI.CoTT POWELL Editor EARL D. P.AKF.R P,uMne* Mtnijfrr I’tiono—Riley 6531 1 ,-za isl • '•'Ml •* o>* ** Gu lA'jht and the Peopls WHJ find Their Oirn Way Member of United Pres*. ftorlpjiß • Howard Newt-paper Alliance, Newspaper Knier prise Asuociatlon. Newpa per Information service iml Au dit Bureau of Circulations. Owned and published daily (except .Sun-liyi by The In dianapolis 'llmea Publishing <'o., 214-220 West Maryland street, I ndianapolla, Ind. Price in Marion county. 2 cents a copy: elsewhere, 3 cents—delivered by carrier. 12 cents a week. Mail aubscrip tlnn rates In Indiana, s.'i a year: outside of Indiana. 63 cents a month. SATURDAY JULY 1. 1933. INTERNATIONAL FOLLY /~\N the samp day. the headlines announce the break-up of the world disarmament conference and a declaration by Secretary Claude Swanson that American policy favors a navy ' second to none The two are not un related They reflect the rising tide of nation alism. the loss of faith in treaties, the failure of governments to makp good their grandilo quent pledges of international co-operation. The United States, on the economic side especially, contributed to world chaos by its debt policy and Initiation of a tariff and trade v.ar But our hands are cleaner than most. Even In the matter of tariffs, our government of fered a truce which the foreign governments did not accept completely and In good faith. And although at the moment we are blamed for the destructive fluctuations of foreign ex changes, the currency depreciation race was started by the British and French, who now’ protest too much Despite the fog at London and murky re ports that Roosevelt policy is wrecking the conference, one fact is clear: The United States government is thp only one making a serious effort at home to raise prices and to Increase mass purchasing power. The United States is not responsible for the latest failure of disarmament negotiations. Year in and year out we have begged and argued with the other powers to permit effec tive arms reduction. But always they block us. At the Coolidge Geneva arms conference It was the British tory government "which re fused to go along. At the London arms con ference it was the French and Italians. Now T it is the British, French and Japanese, with Hitler's Germany in the background. Repeatedly during recent years this news paper has warned the foreign powers that they could not expect the United States to go on begging for international co-operation forever, that their stubborn nationalism in time would provide a revival of American nationalism. That time is approaching rap idly, if indeed it has not arrived already. America, with all her faults, has tried pa tiently to prevent a costly and dangerous armament race. Secretary Swanson’s decla ration of policy is official notice that if the other pow r ers persist in their refusal to reduce armaments, the richest and strongest nation in the world will begin large-scale prepara tions for war. The decision rests with the foreign pow r ers. JUST BAD DREAMS! SENATOR ROYAL S. COPELAND, chair man of the senate subcommittee which is to probe racketeering, is quoted as saying: “It is inconceivable to me that politics should be involved In any sort of racket In New York state." Coming from a New York senator, this is naive enough. But not satisfied with such expression of childlike faith, the senator went on to declare himself certain that responsible union heads do not favor racketeering in their organizations. Either the newspapers have been carefully krpt from Senator Copeland or he never reads court actions and judicial decisions pertaining to troubles in labor unions. Maybe he never has heard of labor “czars" o’- of union officials supposedly “responsible,” but nevertheless ousted on charges of oppres sion and coercion. The senator seems almost too trusting and innocent to succeed on such a job of inquiry. It will be a shame to destroy his fond illu sions. Nevertheless, we advise him. in the public Interest, to keep an eye out for both politics and racketeering union heads as he strolls down Racket Lane. FOURTH OF JULY BLINDNESS '"pHERE is trouble enough in the world these days without adding to it the trag edy of children being blinded with dangerous toys. This Is the plea of the National Society for thp Prevention of Blindness as July 4 nears. The number of children totally blinded in a year by fireworks and air rifles and other weapons is not a big figure at first glance. Just 70 children a year. But the society is asking the public to think of those 70 not as “sta tistics." but as 70 child vicitms whose homes will be saddened tragically for years. An extraordinary proportion of the blind ing accidents occur in the brief period around the Fourth. The number of children who suffer, not total blindness, but eye injuries of varying degrees of seriousness, runs to a more impressive figure—7so to 1.000 in this country’ in a year. More than 100 cities in the United States have shown their awareness of the situation by making ordinances restricting the manu facture. sale, or use of air rifles and other dangerous weapons as toys, but surveys show that the vast majority of local laws are not broad enough to protect the children or else are not properly enforced. Moreover, boot leggers in fireworks and firearms infest the countryside around many towns that have restrictive legislation. The society advocates “that all articles such as air rifles, cap pistols, slingshots, darts, other devices for projecting missiles, firecrack ers, torpedoes, etc., which are being manu factured for the toy trade should be eliminated at the source by absolute prohibition of their manufacture and sale." In addition, it believes that adults hand ling displays of fireworks, or explosives, or weapons should be made responsible for pre venting minors from handling them. Such regulations, if enforced, would pie- ! vent more than half the present toll of eye accidents to children. Beyond what laws can do, parents can do a great deal to lessen such accidents. Their part, is'to teach children to be careful and to support local authorities. ‘NEW DEAL’S TEST TO COME npHE tremendous complexity and almost overwhelming difficulties involved in the new industrial control plan grow more evident each day. It is too eariy to say whether Uncle Sam has bitten off more than he can chew, but it is pretty clear that he has bitten off a lot more than anybody ever dreamed of chew ing before. Study the affair from any angle you choose; problems that look well-nigh unsolv able pop up by- the handful. The real test of the “New- Deal” has not begun. It will come very soon, and when it does it will bring the old and the new conceptions of American economies into a conflict sharper and more bitter than anything the country yet has seen. With one hand the government seeks to raise commodity prices and wages; with the other it seeks to restrain the rise in retail prices. It plans to spend around $100,000,000 to gpt the south to stop production on 10,- 000.000 acres of cotton land. It hopes to give industry most of the ad vantages of monopoly, but at the same time to outlaw the disadvantages. It seeks to union ize all labor, but desires to avoid industrial strife. It wants the benefits of inflation with out the disastrous consequences. All in all. it is beginning a job so stupen dous that one gets dizzy thinking about it. It has a hundred chances to make mistakes. And yet. however easy it may be to point out tnese mistakes, however easy it may be to say that the job is simply too big for human ingenuity—it is as clear as daylight that noth ing less than this could have been attempted. We had reached pretty close to the jump ing-off place, last March. The situation called for drastic measures; the temper of the coun try was, and still is, ready to support measures even more radical than those which have been adopted. The financiers and rich industrialists who are beginning to grumble about these new restrictions on individual enterprise and the profit motive ought to thank their lucky stars that the program is as conservative as it is. Hard as it may be, this new set-up simply has to work. It may look radical, to eyes still focused on 1929; but the one certainty in an uncertain world Is that its radicalism won’t be a patch on the radicalism of the program that will be adopted if this program fails. The dangerous man today is the man who puts obstacles in the way of this scheme. He is Inviting measures that would make this one look like something cooked up by J. P. Morgan & Cos. DARK AND BLOODY GROUND A YEAR and a month ago a Kentucky mob stormed a Caldwell county jail, seized Walter Merrick, a white man awaiting trial for dynamiting, and lynched him. Under Kentucky law, it was mandatory upon Governor Ruby Laffoon to remove Jailer Jones. After repeated demands by the Ameri can Civil Liberties Union. Governor Laffoon temporarily removed Jones. But he put Mrs. Jones In charge of the jail, pending a hearing. According to the union, Attorney-General Wootton, Commonwealth Attorney Grayot and County Attorney Hardin all “united to hush up a hideous crime.” No attempt, the union says, was made to search out the lynchers. As was pxpected. Governor Laffoon reinstated Jailer Jones. The union reminds Kentucky that under Commonwealth Attorney Grayot’s adminis tration there have been six lynchings in the fourth judicial district. During that time no man has been convicted for having partici pated in these crimes. Under such administration of the law, Kentucky easily may live up to its Indian name, popularly translated as “the dark and bloody ground.’’ EXIT THE ATHEISTS TT Is possible to get two or three little smiles out of the news that the depression so sharply has reduced the number of militant atheists that the American Association for the Advancement of Atheism is threatened with extinction for want of funds. This organization's annual report shows that Its membership has declined steadily during hard times and that its income has been reduced by one-half. On the other hand, the report complains that church membership has increased con stantly all through the depression, so that more than 50,000.000 Americans today are reg ular church communicants. And all of this, somehow, sheds an inter esting little sidelight on human nature. It’s easy enough to be an atheist, militant or otherwise, when everything is going swim mingly and every stock market flurry increases the size of your bank account. But when the bottom falls out of things, and you find that you aren't quite as all-wise and eternally lucky as you had thought—well, atheism becomes a nonessential luxury then, in short order. LADIES TT7HEN is a lady a lady? Never! says Inea ’ * Haynes Irwin in her new book. “Angels and Amazons." There are no ladies: there are only women in the new world, she declares. A lot of aris tocracy has gone over the dam since the turn of this century when ladies were ladies. In the process woman has emerged into anew being. The title or designation “lady” (a very pretty sounding word' had many variations of meaning, from that in “Lady. Be Good." to “Lady Dalrymple." wife of the lord of that name. ‘Lady’’ implied aristocracy, social superiority. In smaller places it implied also refinement or the possession of a certain grace in carriage and dress, or even goodness. It marked off those favored by fortune or nature from those less favored—the rank and file of women. Once women wanted to be ladies. Now ladies would like to be women, in a common cause of emancipation of the sex. Certainly thus implies a fundamental de mocratization far surpassing the importance casually accorded the great change. Ttys has ! arisen out of wider educational advantages for women and out of general liberalization of thinking But it has come also with the rise of the poor to wealth and position. Not that this process had not proceeded throughout the his- I tory of this country and the world, but it has proceeded upon an infinitely vaster front in | this industrial era of multiplied national wealth. The rigid barriers of an cider and highly limited aristocracy have broken down before j the deluge of new wealth pouring from ma chines. Into that deluge “ladies” have vanished and I upon its bosom “women" universally have been lifted to anew dignity and anew freedom and into anew hope. ■ ■■■■ wham: (From the Cleveland Press) ’P'ROM the standpoint of national defense, the moral of Mr. Camera's victory over Mr. Sharkey would seem to be that maybe the big, heavily armored battleship carrying 16- inch guns is not so obsolete after all. To be sure, the speedy cruisers with light armament can sail rings around them, and register all kinds of hits with their rnpre rap idly firing guns of lighter caliber. But when one of those 16-inch shells hits something, it stays hit. DANGEROUS BILLBOARDS 'I'HE billboard long has been famous as a nuisance. Now it is becoming apparent that it is actually dangerous, as well. Col. Frederick S. Greene, superintendent of public works of New York state, declares that the billboard distracts the attention of speeding motorists on country highways and thereby causes traffic accidents. “If a sign does not attract attention, there by distracting the driver from his business of handling his motor car, it fails in its pur pose," says Colonel Greene. “In my opinion, the more important objection to the billboard is that it does cause accidents rather than that it mars the scenic beauty of the roadside.’’ The logic of this remark is obvious. How long, do you suppose, will we continue to put up with the billboard blight? “Rubber Makers Disagree at Code Hearing” —headline. Couldn't they have stretched things just a little bit in the interest of snapping up the industry? Wisconsin girl who will inherit $6,000 if she remains single three years, says no husband is worth that much. Lots of wives have spent years in finding that out. In case you don’t know how to pronounce the name of Llieusszuieisszesszei Willihiminiz zisstdizziiu Hurrizzissteizii, a Siamese who w’as arrested in Chester, Pa., recently w T e can as sure you that It is pronounced exactly as it is spelled. No matter how popular a young chiroprac tor tries to be girls always turn their backs on him. South American naturalist reports the dis covery of fish that bark like dogs, but an angler friend assures us there are no barking fish in this country—and very few that bite. Anew Delaware law requires all pedes trians on the road at night to carry a light of some kind—which, we suppose, now will be used by some men as an excuse for getting lit up. Story says “Pretty Boy” Floyd. Oklahoma bandit, has killed at least six men. Perhaps he’s still looking for the one who gave him that nickname. M.E.Tracy Says: General hugh s. Johnson, administra tor for the recovery plan, is right in warn ing us of the necessity of causing wages to ad vance faster than prices, if buying power is to be increased. Buying power does not depend on the amount we earn or get, but on the relationship of that amount to what we must spend to live. If prices were to go up faster than wages, we should lose. Cutting down the hours of labor will not in crease buying power, unless the volume of busi ness in increased. This hardly can be done with out developing new lines of work. There is an obvious overproduction in cer tain well-defined fields. Putting more people to work in those fields by shortening the hours of labor may be desirable from the standpoint of distribution, but it can not increase aggregate buying power. The economic structure rests primarily on consumption, and there are definite limits to consumption in each particular line. A man can not be made to eat more bread than his stomach will hold or drink more beer. Neither can he be made to wear out more than a given amount of clothing, except through waste and extravagance. Consumption is de termined by the variety rather than by the quantity of produce. The one hope of greater consumption lies in a more diversified life. nan npHE road to progress lies through the multi plication of activities, comforts, and con veniences, rather than through the reorganiza tion of old enterprises and institutions. This is especially true because of the way machinery has affected production. If people were to restrict consumption to what is regarded as necessary right now, there would be little hope of restoring prosperity. To make this perfectly clear, just suppose what would have happened if people had decided to restrict consumption to the necessities of 75 or even fifty years ago, to get along without electric lights, telephones, autos, airplanes, and many such accessories of modern life. The true advantage of machinery does not consist in the fact that it enables us to do old things faster, but in the possibility it offers of doing so many new things. At no time in human history would it be so disastrous to stop pioneering and experimenta tion as at present. The only way we can keep our industrial structure functioning is through expansion. The only way we can get expansion is through development of new activities and en terprises. t> n a DESIRABLE as the reorganization of well established enterprises may be, it will fail to answer the need of increased consumption, unless it is visualized as merely setting the stage for innovations and improvements. Our power to consume a given article or a given service is limited, which means that our power to earn through the production of that article, or the performance of that service, also is limited. The only limitless prospect we face is the improvement of living conditions through human ingenuity. Nothing must be allowed to Interfere with the discovery, invention, and exploitation of new devices or the development of new activities. In fact, everything possible must be done to en courage them, if we are to make proper use of mechanical power and scientific knowledge. THE INDIANAPOLIS TIMES (Timer renders are invited to express their views in these columns. Make your letters short, so all can hare a chance. Limit them to 2~<o words or less.) Bv J. C. R. What kind of laws do we have to protect us against dogs? It seems that we have none. Hardly a day passes that city newspapers do not carry stories of from one to six children being bitten by roaming dogs and nothing ap parently ever is done about it, ex cept to put the animals under ob servation. It would be only justice if the owners who insist on keeping these memices should be fined heavily for the pain and danger to life that they cause, and also be made to pay all doctor and hospital bills of the victim. By Puzzled. During the 1932 presidential cam paign, the voters were given to un derstand that Franklin D. Roose velt favored recognition of the Soviet regime in Russia. We W’ere told that this would be done so, that American workers by the thou sands would benefit, with this coun try getting millions of dollars in trade. Apparently Mr. Roosevelt has changed his views, now' that he is President. Nothing seemingly has been done about the matter, though we are told the news from the Lon don economic parley that the Amer ican and Russian representatives engaged in “friendly conversation.” With millions out of jobs, it seems strange that something is not done to end this senseless break with Russia. We seem willing to deal with Mussolini, Hitler, and the Turk and Polish dictators, as well as with other rulers whose hands are not so clean. So why not Russia ? This inconsistency is harming many Americans who could get jobs if W’e renewed trade, diplo matic and credit relations with the Soviet. It is well enough to talk of domestic recovery, but why not get a little foreign trade along with it? The just man walketh in his in tegrity; his children are blessed after him.—Proverbs 20:7. INTEGRITY is the evidence of all civil virtues.—Diderot. This Is the second of two articles on infantile paralysis. AMONG the remedies used in the treatment of infantile paralysis it is necessary to mention first of all absolute rest in bed. This is im portant in avoiding unnecessary irritation to the affected tissues. Many investigators are convinced of the value of injections of blood serum, which is the fluid matter of the blood taken frrom patients who recently have recovered from in fantile paralysis. In the absence of such human blood serum, materials obtained from animals which have been in jected with the poison of infantile paralyse, may be used. It is especially to be emphasized that nursing in infantile paralysis must be exceedingly gentle. It must minimize as much as possible any movement of the patient. The physician can prescribe “/'■'vUß Movie-Made Children,” hy V/ Henry James Forman, is a book that presents facts that should be considered seriously by every American parent, Mr. Forman has ferreted out statistics about the influence of the moving picture upon the modern child that are the re sult of a four-year research, and truly alarming. The conclusion he arrives at Ls not surprising. The pictures are a tremendous force for the molding of our children's habits and lives. There is cause therefore for worry when we consider that so many of them emphasize sex and crime. This, then, is a problem for our solving that no thoughtful person can overlook. But it may be that the worst thing we have to fear is a fear of \. \ SUNSHINE ) V / : : The Message Center : : I wholly disapprove of what you say and will defend to the death your right to say it.—Voltaire Daily Thought Absolute Rest Vital in Infantile Paralysis ■■ J- - —BY DR. MORRIS FISHBEIN j ••• • :. ■ : : A Woman’s Viewpoint : : " ' ‘One Side , You Bums!’ Unending Chain Bv A Small Home Ov.ner. AN article in your paper a few days ago set out that the tax administrators now were facing a problem that was baffling and serious, that with the decreased revenues and the amount of de linquent taxes, they would be un able to meet the budget proposal. This was nothing more nor less than a bit of advance information that we would have higher taxes next year. It is evident that this body never has been able to face the- fact that the higher it makes the taxes, in an effort to make up the short comings of the previous year, the Questions and Answers Q—ls there a premium on a Columbian half dollar dated 1893? A—No. Q —Does the federal government pay the cast of maintaining the National guard? A—The expenses are paid joint ly by the state and the federal government. Q—How" many homes in the United States use electricity? A—According to the U. S. de partment of commerce, there were 20,049,450 in 1930. Q —What Is the official record for the pole vault? A—Fourteen feet, one and one half inches, made by Lee Barnes at Fresno, Cal., April 28, 1928. Q—When did Michigan enter the union as a state? A—January 26, 1837. Q—When did William Howard Taft die and w'here is he buried? A—He died March 8, 1930. and is buried in Arlington National cemetery, Virginia. Q—Could the whole population of the world be accommodated in Texas? A—There are 7,412,755,046.400 square feet in Texas, winch w’ould allow' about 3,706 square feet for each of the two billion inhabitants of the world. Q —Why w’ere the fasces used in the design for United States dimes? A—lt was selected in 1916 on ac count of its artistic merit. Fasces is an ancient emblem signifying power and might. Editor Journal of the American Medical Association and of Hvsreia. the Health Marazine. varous drugs to keep such patients quiet. Warm baths help in bringing about relief. A recent discovery which al ready has saved many lives is the artificial respirator. In the past, any child who developed a paralysis of the muscles of breathing w’as likely to die. Now’ there are machines into w’hich the child's whole body may be put and its breathing mo tions kept up automatically. Then as the infectous condition subsides, it is possible, through good training and care, to bring about a restoration of natural breathing. Once the active disease has passed, it is necessary to make a complete examination of all muscles, to find out which have become weakened or lost their functions en- \ the movies. Granting the founda :ion for every alarm, the individual still is helpless before the fact. To be sure, intelligent parents could ■ refuse to attend or to permit their families to attend worthless pro ductions. But you see, there are so many unintelligent parents in the country that very little could be ac complished in that way. a a a OUR children are surrounded by innumerable perils. The dan ger to nerves and life, the criminal possibilities of the automobile, for instance, have been recited many times. But there's very little we can do about it. We already have tried the experiment of prohibiting | liquor and that was a failure. Little boys always have hankered I to be bandits and outlaws, I lower number of people will pay taxes the present year and thus create a larger deficit. It is an unending chain. If taxes were made reasonable and within the reach of all, more taxes would be paid and more taxable property owned. The taxpayers should organize and set a reasonable rate, which they will pay on valuation no higher than at present. The small home owner will get no relief from politicians. It will take a strong organiza tion under the leadership of re sponsible men who will go to the front and demand the rights of the property owner that thus far have been denied him. Q —Name the lightest metal. A—Lithium is the lightest, and magnesium is the lightest that is produced in commercial quantities. Q —Do goats ever have tubercu losis? A—They are rarely tubercular, and their freedom from the disease is probably due to environment rather than natural immunity. When confined to close quarters with tubercular cow’s, they do con tract the disease. Q—What kinds of crystals are used in radios? A—The three best and most commonly used are silicon, galena and iron pyrites. Q —When are the second Liberty loan bonds payable? A—They have matured and have been retired. Q —How many American sol diers reached France during the World war and how’ many were killed in action or died of disease? A—ln France, 2.084,000; killed in action. 37,568, and died of dis ease, 62.670. Q—When was King George V of England born? A—June 3, 1865. Q —Has Radio City music hall a greater seating capacity than the Capitol theater? A—The Capitol theater seats 5,400 and music hall seats 5,945. Q—Give the number and value of safety razor blades manufac tured in the United States in 1931, A—Manufactured, 717,394.119; value, $28,805,833 tirely. In cases where some func tions have been lost entirely, re education of the muscles may be used, to enable the patient to walk and to carry on other activities. It is important to guard against too much fatigue. Children should not be encouraged to walk too soon. They never should be allowed to stand in a deformed position. If the legs are too weak, braces may be worn. Exercise in water has developed a great vogue, particularly through the encouragement of President Roosevelt. The chief advantage is the aid derived from supporting the limbs by the buoyancy of the water. However, the swimming pool it self is not a cure for paralyzed muscles. It is the training given in the swimming pool by competent teachers that brings restoration. Imagine, and little girls, although we had no statistics upon their psychological processes, thought a good deal about love and sex. The parents of a former generation wor ried in the same fashion over dime novels and surreptitious cigarets and white slavery. We should. I believe, make even.' possible effort to obtain better mov ing pictures, because if they hold possibilities for evil, thev hold equal possibilities for good. But I despair of perfecting them. Or of regulat ing them entirely. And the movies alone can not be held responsible for our delinquent boys and girls. They are the prod ucts of our urban, sophisticated, unwholesome, complex civilization. The movie, like many another dan ger, is the result and not the reason for such civilization. .JULY 1, 1033 It Seems to Me “■ BY HEYTVOOD BROUN"- "VJEW YORK July 1.—“I thought it was sort of silly, but I went i through with it just the same." said Thomas Patrick Morris, indicted Wenriel claimant, after a session with the psychiatrists. There seems to be some justice in the assertion of Mr. Morris, for. according to the papers, one of the queries ran: • What would you do if you had $50,000 in cash and only cne month to live?" I should think it would be diffi cult for even the best nnnd to frame an adequate answer, because it is impossisble to predict anybody's conduct, even your own, under cir cumstances which merely are spec ulative. Thomas Patrick Morris answered: "Id pay Charlie Mitchell's income tax.' That probably was scored against him by the alienists, who are not frequently rich in a sense of humor, it seems to me as good as any other answer, except the cnl.v fully truthful one. which goes, "I haven't the slightest idea." a a a Good Work or High Jinks T HOPE mv own sanity never comes under official examination, for I would not like to face that quiz. I might b Q a little tempted to give a pious answer and tell the doctors that I would devote the money to good works. And, in fact, that might be the way it would work out. How’ can I tell? It would all de pend upon just what would happen to me upon being told that I had one month to live. The first re action would probably be incredu lity, and naturally the victim would want to know, “Do you mean a month like February or like March?” Under the circumstances the precise count of days would be come important. In life it sometimes happens that sentence is passed. Judges and phy sicians are in a position to make predictions of this sort, but, in spite of their authority, I suppose the defendant remains a little skep tical. He seeks another healer or appeals to a higher court. Prisoners in the death house often keep their courage up to pitch in a surprising manner. The fact of extinction is not within human experience, and so the mind rejects it.. Something will turn up. And on occasion that something does. In spite of scenes in plays. I im agine that doctors are a little chary of naming the day or the month or the year. They prefer. “I think you ought to know’ that you are a very sick man." And they tell me that, as a rule, patients are not per ceptibly shaken by even the harsh est. diagnosis. There are ailments before which men quail because they suggest pain, humiliation, and a curious sort of psychic degradation. But death it self is not distinctly feared as long as It waits in the wings. Even I, a very timorous person, might be much more afraid of pres ent lightning than a liver cacul lated to lay me by one year hence. Or, for that matter, one month away. A month is so great a span. One might write a deathless novel, com pose an enduring poem, have his heart broken or break that of some body else within much less time. * a a The Test of Sanity BUT what is the test of sanity un der the circumstances? Is the rational man the one who says, “I will sit down forthwith and get to w T ork," or the fellow who answers, "Time enough for one terrific jam boree?” I often have wondered just how much posterity has to do with cur rent conduct. My guess is that it enters rather slightly into most men’s minds. Most of us are well aware that we can’t be Shakespear. We are not going to fret too much to be Bacon. There are authors who are said to live who sunlve in the world only in a dim and academic way. You can put a stethoscope upon the cover of many a classic and find no heart beat. In Max Beerbohm’s short story, “Enoch Soames,” the poet sold his soul to the devil for the privilege of being projected into the British Museum 200 years hence in order to ascertain what men said about him when he w’as gone. Id make no such bargain, for I never had any patience in research work. I rate my soul much higher than a potential but most improb able footnote. a tt a The Hope of a Good. Press THE only form of survival on earth which interests me is the newspaper obituary. I have a real curosity to know whether I’d get as much as a stick outside my owm pa per. In ail decency, Id expect a good notice in my own. Just the other day a well-known syndicate writer, erroneously was re ported as having been killed in an automobile accident. He came down to his office the next dav extremely irate. It wasn't the false report which annoyed him. but the fact that the shirttail concerning his name and fame had been no more than 150 words long. And so, if I had a month to live and sso.ooo—in cash, of course—l doubt that I would decide to pay up my debts and get back in the poker game. I would not cruise to Haiti or play contract at 25 cents a point. Instead, I believe Id lay in a stock of paper and a few carbons and set to work to do something. Not for posterity by a long shot. What do I care about them? We’ve never met. Id simply want to have some thing accomplished which might let me rate the morning after the sad event some small newspaper notice a little better than a one-line reading, Ex-Dramatic Critic Exits.” Convrizht 1933 bv The Timesl Carillonneurs BY MARGARET E. BRUXER Poets are carillonneurs; each dwells Within a tower of song. What if their wings are bruised? The bells Must vibrate pure and strong.