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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE J OURNAL THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 13, 1920
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TIoN Itl ltKAl'. Frederic i. llaskin. Director, Washing ton. II. i'. The decision of party leaders on both aides to make the League of Na tions the paramount issue of the cam paign looks like an attempt to throw Oust in the eyes of the voters in order that they may be blinded to the real problems that confront the country. Probably there is no public question in which the people feel so little per sonal interest as the peace treaty. They are thinking more about the cost of living and the burden of taxation and they want to know if these are to be reduced and if so, bow. The cam paign orator who attempts to prove that his party is worthy of the confi dence of the voters on the strength of that party's position on the treaty will have a hard time. The party that frames a platform and nominat i a man that will appeal to the great mass of independent voters will stand the best chanceof success this year. There is not even party union on the ques tion of the League of Nations. This was shown by the votes In the senate. The. general public- would like to be permitted to forget the treaty. A federal Judge In Chicago sen tenced a man to twenty-five seconds In the custody of the marshal for tam pering with the United States mail. Light as this sentence Is, if the proper proportion were maintained Burleson would draw about ninety-nine years. The fair price committee of Birm ingham. Ala., has recently Issued a ruling for merchants of that city, fix ing the net profits on merchandise sold at from 5 to 15 per cent. Under this ruling, cost to the merchant In cludes his overhead. And on this ba sis merchants have agreed to sell cer tain lines of muslin underwear and cotton hose at cost. On other lines of merchandise carried they are allowed 5 to 15 per cent net profit, this net profit being based on the sale price of the merchandise. On the cheaper lines the 5 per cent profit is allowed; on the higher priced goods 15 per cent, the profit being graduated on the selling price of merchandise. For In stance, men's suits under $60, 4 per cent; 150 to (5, 8 H per cent; above IS 6, 15 per cent. This Is the first fair price committee that has taken a sen sible and buvnesslike view of price marking, comments the Dry Goods Economist. The Buffalo News advocates a time limit on the sessions of the New York legislature, arguing that the law makers would moro speedily get down to business. Befor proceeding far ther with- its campaign, the News should consult a few Well informed Kansas people. Out here we know how the limited session works. Former members of President "Wil son's .cabinet should hold a conven tion and nominate one of their num ber for the presidency, on the issue: He turned us out of office. A smaller tonnage of steel rails was consumed in the United States in 1919 than during any similar period In more than twenty years. Considering the expansion of the transportation sys tems of the country during the past two decades it is probable that the 1919 consumption relatively was the lowest barring one or two years in all history since steel rails came into common use. These are the conclusions to be drawn from the official figures of rail production for the year 1919 which have just been issued, says the Iron Trade Review. The railroads during the period of government control were exceedingly poor buyers of rails and other forms of Iron and steel. The to tal purchases of rails of the railroad administration in 1919 in fact amount ed to only a few hundred thousand tons, the remainder of the tonnage consumed having come from deliveries asainst contracts placed by the roads with the mills while the former were unole'r private management. The par? sirAonious attitude of the railroad ad- ministration in taking care of renew als and replacements, says the Re view, has put an added burden upon the railroads under restored private management. This has forced the lat ter to come as a large buyer into the steel market dominated by a general ; shortage of tonnage and to bid for j supplies against other consumers with J a consequent sharp increase of costs to themselves. WHO PAYS THE FREIGHT? J. H. Mercer, Kansas livestock com missioner, on behalf of the livestock interests of Kansas, voices opposition to the proposed advance in freight rates on the ground that the industry he represents cannot stand the added burden. Also he declares that higher rates will expand the vicious circle of higher wages and r'gher living costs. His first contention may be disposed of by citing the fact that all freight charges are paid by the ultimate con sumer and not by the shipper. If, therefore, rates shall be uniform. Kan sas shippers will be no worse off than those elsewhere. The things that pri- J mary shippers have to sell the public must have and must pay for them the price asked, which includes the freight. v ' Mr. Mercer would have the govern ment donate to the railroads the extra money they reed. It is difficult to see where this method would be in improvement over te plan of increas- ing freight rates. It would be neces ' sary to raise the money thru taxes, and. these, like the increased freight rates, would be paid by the ultimate con sumer and the stockralser as well. The livestock commissioner's sug gestion that the railroads are not do ins thejr best. with what they have may have some foundation In fact but withholding from them. the advance in rates for which they are asking is not likely to cause them to do better. In fact the whole transportation situation has the appearance of a game of "freeze-out," in which the cards are stacked against the public. The busi ness of the country Is suffering and prices remain high while railroads and shippers spar for an advantage. An advance in passenger rates, as suggested by Mr. Mercer, probably would result in a reduction rather than in an increase' in railroad reve nues. The roads are having a hard time in competing with the automo biles, even at existing rates. PALMER'S SUGAR ORDER. Attorney General Palmer has or dered that retail grocers limit their profits on sugar to two cents a pound. There are many persons living who can remember the time when retailers made no profit whatever on sugar. It will be interesting to observe how Mr. Palmer will enforce his order. He hardly can force grocers to handle sugar if they conclude not to do so. Arbitrary price-fixing and food con trol are interferences with the laws of trade, and, unless the food dictator be a man of more than human wrisdom and prescience, the outcome is almost certain to be more injurious than ben eficial. It is asserted In the dispatches that "state control In Great Britain has been so unpopular that even the heads of the co-operative societies are now protesting strongly against it." Under government control the price of tea was doubled but after the re moval of government control the price fell materially. The prices of sugar and meat went up under government control and the inefficiency was so marked that tons of spoiled meat was sold to the soap-boilers and every soap factory In England is declared to be I clogged with bacon which was sold for soap grease because of the delays in handling. Wlth food prices so high as. to be burdensome to the consuming public, the government made enormous prof its on some of the commodities It handled. As one authority is quoted as saying, "Profiteering has its great est opportunity under the system of government control and government department themselves have not been above extracting enormous profits from their deals in national necessi ties." Food' control and price fixing in this country have been unsatisfactory in results. Congress guaranteed a min imum price for wheat but under the licensing system this was made the maximum price instead, and It is charged that many sv farmer, under i the system of grading established, sold his wheat for less than the guaranteed price and less than it was worth rela tively in view of its flour-producing qualities. Under the Bystem of food control and price-fixing, dairymen found their business unprofitable and sent thousands of their cows to the I slaughter house. Only by vigorous protest were sheep growers able to in duce the food controllers to reverse their attitude relative to the use of lambs for food. Altho entirely proper and laudable in the ultimate objects aimed at, price-fixing and food-control, by rea son of the limitations of human wis dom, are fundamentally unsound and certain to produce unsatisfactory re sults as compared with the natural de velopment of production and limita tion and "regulation of consumption under the free influence of the law of supply and demand. High prices of some commodities naturally Increase the production of those commodities and bring about desired results. Ar bitrary control and fixing of prices tend to discourage production and in terfere with the full' operation of the laws of trade. The action of the attorney general is unlikely to cause any reduction in the price of sugar and may increase it. TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL Information Bureau FREDERIC J. HASKXJf, Director. Washington, D. C. THE INVALUABLE ATTAMTXE. "Washington. D. C, May 9. That lack of those recently discovered sub stances in our food, the vitamines, is responsible in great measure for the breakdown in health which now af flicts European countries is the opin ion of many health experts. The fall in the birth rate, especially, the say, is due to a lack of vitamines, which are believed to be necessary to a proper, (unctidning of the reproductive proces ses. The importance of vitamines as an element of diet, is being constantly em phasized by the experiments which scientists are making with them, and everyone ought to understand the im portant place which these substances occupy in his vital economy, and how to Insure that his diet contains enough of them. By way, of definition vitamines are "accessory substances" which occur in some foods, besides protein and the other elements, and which are essen tial to health, even to life. The exact nature of vitamines is still very ob scur3. A Red Cross doctor tells of children in lluman'a who were 'existing on nothing but a little corn meal and veiy thin bran and vegetable soup. Some had eye diseases, some were blind, some had swollen limbs, all were piti fully thin. The doctor heard of a ship at Archangel with a cargo of cod livor oil. He arranged to take over the cargo and added a little of the o'l to the children's ration with remarkable effect. The cod liver oil contained vitamines which were lacking in the other food. Milk or eggs would have achieved the same result in a more pleasurable way. but to the starving city, fish oil was welcome. . Thru careful attention to balanced rations. Denmark, of all the European countries, has best survived the war. Following -the advice of-her food ex perts, Denmark killed off about two thirds of her cattle at the beginning of the war. to avoid feeding them. She gave up her white bread for whole wheat and rye which contained the vitamines lacking- in white flour. She planted huge potato crops, for pota toes contain vitamines and other valu able food elements. The result has been that in the face of blockades and shortages the Danes have flourished, while other nations less scientifically managed are suffering from diseases of malnutrition. Many Here Suffer. Pellagra, - beri-brri, scurvv, found like diseases of the Philippine bush Yet they are all over Europe. It is harder still to realize that over 100 -000 persons In the supposedly well-fed Lnited States contract pellagra every year, from a diet deficient in vita mines, and that cases of scurvy among both adults and infants run still higher. This is true even with federal, state and local health authori ties actively engaged in teaching the people the importance of eating wholesome food in a balanced diet. Thousands of our children, badly fed, children of the poor and middle classes alike, are growing op to swell the ranks of the defectives, the stupid, the sick. These children may be gorged with food at home, but, be cause of ignorance of dietetics, ele ments necessary to growth and health are lacking. In some cases a glass of milk, or in other cases an orange, or the juice of a tomato, added to the menu each day would supply the vitamine deficiency. Scientists are not in accord on many theories about the rather elusive vitamines. but they all agree as to the importance of these substances. Men of science all over the world are mak ing vitamine studies. One chemist has just announced that, so far as its vita mine content is concerned, ounce for ounce orange juice is more valuable as food than milk. Other scientists are making tests to find out whether the important substances are cooked out of existence in the highly heated com mercially canned foods, while others are trying desperately to isolate one little vitamine so that they can tell the world exactly what It looks like. Corn Contains Vitamines. Vitamines first came into the lime light about 1911. tho four years before that their existence was suspected. At that time food was regarded as con sisting only of protein, carbohydrate, fat. mineral and water. Then came a scries of experiments with cattle in which the animals were fed on one kind of grain only. Some were given only corn, some only wheat, some only oats. Mysteriously, the cows eating corn alone remained much more healthy on the monotonous feed than those fed other grains. Now, science knows that" corn contains a larger amount of vitamine. Then, the fact was simply noted that corn seemed to have something in it which the other cereals lacked. Later Dr. Casimir Funk of London was studying beri-bsri. an Oriental disease. It had long been noticed that the natives who lived on unpolished rice suffered from beri-beri, while those who ate brown, unhusked rice did not. Doctor Funk fed some of the sufferers the polishings removed from the rice and they recovered. He analyzed the husk and found some thing which he called vitamine, from the Latin word for life. Since then various fruits and vege tables and other foods have been test ed for vitamines. Some contain them, others do not. Just what vitamines are is still obscure, but three kinds of vitamines are known, namely, "fat soluble A," "water soluble B," and "water soluble C." All three are nec essary to life. It was A which was so plentiful in the cod liver oil fed to the Rumanian children. A also occurs in milk, butter, cheese, and in cabbage, spinach and other greens. Some scientists say that the large amount of vitamine A in milk and butter is trans mitted to them from the grass eaten by the cow. and that all vitamines have their origin in plant life. Vita mine A is present in oleomargarine made from animal fats and oils, but there is almost none in nut marga rines. There is little of vitamine B in milk and meat, but it is found in al most all common vegetables and in grains. C is the vitamine that helps to make fresh fruit so valuable a food. It is also present in green vegetables and to a small extent 1n most other vegetables and in milk and meat. This is the vitamine supplied to bottle-fed babies by the addition of orange juice or tomato juice. Effect Not Fully Understood. The effect of the vitamines on the body is not thoroly understood, but they are supposed in some way to stimulate' activity of the glands and so to promote digestion and tissue building. Their absolute necessity to life and rrowth has been conclusively proved by experiments on rats and pigeons. On a diet containing no vitamines the subjects droop, and un less the balance is restored, they will soon die. - Human beings who are not on polar explorations or in remote camps where a fixed ration must be eaten should not be in danger of a lack of vitamines if they eat a varied and substantial diet. The layman who has only a casual acquaintance with pro teins, carbohydrates, and vitamines can best insure himself against dan gers of malnutrition by remembering that fruit, dairy products, green vege tables, fresh meat, and dark bread, are the basis of a highly vitaminous menu. - . The white bread which most of us eat is made of flour so thoroly husked and devitalized that its Vitamine con tent is declared by experts to be al most 'negligible. The public health service urges the use of whole wheat, rye.' bran, and other dark breads, for these contain the husk, and the husk contains the life of the flour. Our war experiences with dark war sub stitute flours were unfortunate, but the old-fashioned whole wheat, the German pumpernickle. the Norwegian brittlebread and the Scotch oat cake are all recommended by health au thorities as aids to good teeth and bet ter digestion. How Cooking Affects Tlicm. The subject of vitamines is slightly complicated l'or the' unscientific con sumer of food by the fact that cooking affects some of them. Science has not had time to test every vegetable before and after cooking to see how much heat a vitamine can stand and live. Some experiments with carrots were made on white rats, some eating raw carrots, and the rest the cooked ones. No great difference was observed. The cooking proposition is still be ing tested. In tomatoes, it has been proved, the vitamines are not killed, even when subjected to a high degree of heat. Cabbage, on the other hand, loses some of its vitaminous strength when cooked, the conclusion being that you would have to consume more cooked cabbage than raw in order to get-the same amount of vitamines into your system. In the case of milk, it is known that real "sterilization" destroys the vita mines; "pasteurization," however, merely lessens their strength. All babies' milk should be pasteurized, as all sorts of germs lurk in raw milk. In New York City, where milk comes from ten states, such pasteurization is enforced by the health authorities, and the result has been a reduction in Infant disease and mortality. For babies fed chiefly on cow's mill; this pateurization results in a deficiency of vitamines. especially of the water soluble vitamine C Tests have shown that a little orange or grape fruit juice supplies fhe needed vitamines, but these fruits are often too expensive for general use. Tomato juice (can ned or raw) and sweet turnip juice were tried and were pronounced highly successful, even with babies three months old. Questions Answers Q. Should corn b? cultivated deeply after it Is abov ground? F. Ti. I. A. The first cultiTsUlon should be quite deep, three to four inches. Afterward it should not be more thin two to two and ft half inches. - Some of the corn roots soon shoot out toward the middle of the rrtr find lie near the surface of the soil. Teep cultivation tears out these roots and re duces the yield. 10 to- 20 bushels an aer. g. What perfcntagf of deaths are due to accidents f--M. K X. A. Insurance statistics for the Vnitcd States show that the deaths of ten out of every hundred men who die, or 10 ner cent, are due to accident)!. These statistics show thot. on an average, every nine minutes someone is killed by accident In the United States; every fifty-four minutes someone fs killed by ft fall ; every sixty-three min utes someone it killed in a mil road acci dent : every seventy -two minutes someone Is fatally burned ; every ninety minutes someone is drowned ftnd every one hundred and eighty minutes someone meets death in an automobile accident. Q. Is baseball played in the Philip pines? W. T. A. This game Is very popular in the is lands and ia played from one end of the archipelago to the other. Owiuff to the climate, the gamo may be played the year around. Q. Are horses killed for meat in this country? W. IK A. In September. 1919. federal lnspec tlon of horse slaughter began, t'p to the end of the year four hundred and thirty three horses were slaufrhtered and about one-half the resulting meat was certified for export. Q. Ha the Chinese much literature? H. H. W. A. hineae literature Is so extensive that the catalog of books in four imperial Jibrnrien which classifies and hrleflv .Ins cribes contents, fills two hundred volumes. The Woman Who Loved Earned A Modern By JANE THE GIRLS APPROVE GERM'S PLAX. CHAPTER 10. For days I did nothing but plan and figure. I would say nothing to Rob ert until I had everything so plain in my own mind that I could answer any questions,, combatany objections he might make. r Then I asked Betty, Jane and Mary to lunch with me one day. I did not mention the subject till we were all thru luncheon and were cozily seated in the living room. "What shall we do now, play bridge?" Betty asked. "No, girls.' this is to be a talkfest. I want your advice." "Listen to her!! The most capable one among us wants our advic!! Gee, Gerry, has it come to this? It almost makes me weep." Mary, of course, had spoken. "I'm not joking, Mary, girls. X want a good talk with all of you about something I have in my mind. Car son put it there, so Jane should be in terested, anyway." "I am. and awfully curious." "Don't Interrupt me until I finish." I looked at Mary. "Then I want each of you to tejl me just exactly what you think." "I'm exploding - with curiosity." Betty exclaimed, hitching her chair closer. "Gjrls. what would you think if I went into business again?" If I had thrown a bomb-shell int their midet, their surprise would have been no greater. Mary looked amazed and almost sick. I knew when I looked at her. she thought I meant go ing back to the shop, and so spoil everything again for Robert. But she said nothing, and I went -on: "You remember that night I fixed your hat, Jane?" "I gues I do. I was a sight in it. and now it is as becoming as any hat I ever had." "I expect you have forgotten what Carson said when we left. He said I had better collect jny pay beforvI left, and that a traveling artist should have a psy-on-deltvery sign fin him, Then he turned to me and asked me what I Evening Story A Mental Transformation. BT LILLIAN HALL CROWLEY. Mazie put the manuscript In her bag and started for the subway. She was a very happy young woman this pleasant March morning, for her hopes seemed well on the way to realization. . She had been studying and working hard on her music during the past winter In New York. She had the-f creative faculty and had been en-, couraged by teachers and friends to try and publllsh her compositions. She had at last finished some of the manuscripts and was on her way down town to see a publisher. - Smiling and lighthearted she was ushered into the office where sat the great man whose dictum either made or did not make the would-be artist. "Is this Mr. Granville?" "Ch-huh!" He was a rather large man whose sedentary" life had brought about a loose look to his figure. He wore spectacles and Cld not rise when Mazie. introduced herself. A grunt emanated from his tightly closed Hps if a man of importance would do such a thing as grunt. Mazie stated her business. He did not ask her to sit "down and she began to feel indignant. "We have lots of this kind of stuff." He fingered th. manuscript disdain fully. "I don't suppose this is any better than most others that come in here." "But you haven't looked at it!" I can imagine what it is," he growledf without looking at her. By this time Mazie was very angry. She did not expect to be received by a man of business as if she were in his dressing room, but she had not count--ed on this. "Mr. Granville, this is a business house, is it-not?" "Certainly," he answered in sur prise. "Well, then, I am submitting th's music to you as a business proposi tion. That is for what th's business is v organized. You do not know whether my music is suitable or not. because you haven't looked at It. If it is what you want, you have value re ceived and you are not doing me a favor. I should thinli that courtesy would cost you nothing, e'.ther in time or money. You think because you are old it is- your prerogative to be rude. Good day!" She took the manuscript from the desk and started for the elevator. "Just a moment. Miss Jones." He arose from his chair. "If you will leave the music and your address with me. I will look over it." "Very well!" The address Is en closed." Mazie haughtily handed him the manuscript and walked out of the room without further look. The city was suddenly thrust in tha throes of a heavy snow storm, and when the first thaw came the streDts were a mass of slush and water. Mazie, altho a very pretty girl, knew that her chief beauty was her slender feet. Having a natural pride in their beauty, Mazie always wore the loveliest of lovely shoes; but on this particular day, when she had a number of er rands wtrlch required walking, she put on her oldest and ugliest shoes and over them a hideous pair of storm rub bers. Returning at dusk, and when she was a block from her boarding place, her feet slipped out from under her and she fell to a sitting position on the sidewalk, with both muddy rub bers sticking up as much as to say, "Look at me." And looked at they were by a mat coming around the corner. t'er a moment he was surprised at the sud denness of-the affair then, looking from ugly rubbers to the face of the fallen one, Jie exclaimed: .. ' Why wy4 M.ss Jones'" Mazie, humiliated to find herself in such a miserable plight, could only gasp: "Why why, Mr. Granville!" "Permit me to assist you." He helped the forlorn girt to her feet and. offering his arm, which she reluctantly took, he escorted her to her door. He was most solicitous about her accident but Mazie assured him .that -she was not hurt at all and-thanked him coldly for his assistance. He raised his hat as she went in the door. Maxie was furious with herself. "To think of how dignified I thought I was that day I snubbed him. and then, of all men in New York, he should find me sitting in front of him an Story or Home anri Business PHELPS thought of his Idea: ist in hats.' " 'A traveling art- "I begin to see daylight" Betty murmured. "It hasn't been out of my mind for. two weexs. Girls, I am not happy. I may as well confess. I haven't enough to do. I am work-hungry! You see. I have always been so busy. It takes me an hour or two to do my work, and then. I have a long day before me. Jt is getting on my nerves. At times I want to shriek. Now the only thing that will help me, Is to find something to do in those idle hours something that will not Interfere with keeping a home for Robert, or giving him my time when he is at home." I looked at Mary whose face bad bright ened as I went on. "And you are going to travel around and trim hats?" Jane interrupted. "Don't be plebeian, Jane. See. here's the' card I have designed if Robert approves. After you girls tell me what you think, I shall put it up to him to decide." Mary now fairly beamed her approval or me. I had selected an oblong card, with a dainty poke bonnet in the corner I did it in water colors. Then I had my name like this: Madame Gerald! ne. A Travelins; Artiste in Smart Chapeaux. Working hoars, 11 to 4 o'clock. I passed the card to Jane, and she handed it around to the others. "Gerry, you ' are absolutely bril liant!" Betty's enthusiasm was very encouraging. "It wouldn!t interfere one bit. would it, Gerry?" -Mary- asked j "hours 11 until 4." "You see. girls." I broke in, "Rob ert leaves every morning at 8. By 10 I have everything done, and my din ner partly prepared. My marketing I can do on my way to work if I find anyone who wants me! - Then I shall be at home by 4:30. or a little later. Robert usually comes in by :30 he never leaves the store until there isn't another thing to do; you would think it belonged to him. That gives all the time I need and more. Now, girls, speak up!" .. (Tomorrow Telling Robert.) in the mud." She gazed ruefully at the rubbers. Then: "Why should I care? Horrid did thing!" About S o'clock in the evening Mazie was surprised to find her rescuer on the telephone. "Miss Jones," he said "when I saw you home this evening I realized that you live next door to- me. and I should like to run over now and talk to you about the music, if you have fully re covered from your- fall. May I?" "Why yes yes, indeed!" Mazie was confused. She thought: "Horrid old man. he wants to return my composition so I , won't bother him at the office again." Nevertheless she Went to her room and powdered her nose before the mlr-1 ror of her dressing table and feK sure that her gown was most becoming. She smiled as she glanced at the sliver slippers which matched it. Then going back to the drawing room, she was quite ready to receive the ogre. "I shall be dignified in spite of him," she thought. The maid announced "Mr. Gran ville," and he followed immediately. "Good evening. Miss Jones." He bowed most graciously, holding the music In his hand. Mazie was stunned with surprise, for here was a very different person from the man in the office. He was tall and straight, had a pleasant smile and was without spectacles. "Oh oh I - thought you were an old man," she exclaimed. "Well, I am rather that is. I am thirty-four, which is a great deal older than you." "I am twenty-four," Mazie replied, "but I thought when I saw you in the office that you were as old ss my father . - You don't loo!: at all old to .night, tho." "Perhaps I am more human than I was the other day." "Perhaps," said Mazie freezingly. Seeing he was on dangerous ground he changed the subject. . r Mazie stole a glance at htm and was glad she looked in her mirror. "I find I like your music very much, but would like to suggest a ' few changes. May I show them to you? You see this is from the standpoint of th market," he hastened to add. "You are very kind- Yes, I should like to have your criticism. " "Well, hardly that." he replied, "but I think if you would change this it would go better," pointing to a place in the score. Mazie saw at once that the changes he suggested were an Improvement and they went on from that to diB cuss modern music in comparison with the old. Tom GranvilleTarose to go. "We haven't finished going over the music. May I come tomorrow night?" "Oh. yes." Mazie answered.'' "I am so happy that you are going to pub lish it. One is so foolish about one's creations, you know." The next night he took the music with him to have it published. There were many things to be seen to in the next few weeks which neces sitated telephone calls and personal calls In the evenings many of them. Very . soon they were calling each other Tom and Mazie. Mazie loved the outdoors and she and Torn" took long walks in Central park and along Riverside drive; they drank in the delightfully cool air which swept over the Hudson. Tom's muscles began to harden and he soon lost the flabby slouch of the office. In fact, he was very good looking and very happy, Mazie had forgotten her first impression, and to her he seemed a zreat, big. spTendid hero. They found they were most con genial, for not only had tiey their music in common, but both loved pic tures and visited the art galleries to gether whenever Tom could leave the office and Mazie her studies. These days were eagerly looked forward to and became a part of their lives. At last the time drew near for Ma zie to go back to her home in Ohio. Only one more afternoon for them to be together. They were very silent as they seated themselves on a bench near the big fountain in Central park. "Wlll'you marry me, Mazie? I have loved you from the moment you scolded me In the office. . "What if it should become a habit with me? You wouldn't like to be scolded again, would you?" she asked smiling roguishly at him. "Yes. yes. by all means scold If I ever become such a boor again. I was settling into the worst form of old bachelorhood when you startled me out of my complacency. Please mar ry me and save me!" Mazie's worshiping look was turned full upon his handsome face as she replied: "I will marry you, but It will be because I love you! (Copyright. 1M0. h-r the MeClnre News paper Syndicate.) LITTLE BENNY'S NOTE BOOK BY IiBH PAPK. ' Pop was smoaking and thinking and I was Jest thinking, and after a wile I sed, Ive got a Ideer for a mov ing pickture, pop. I dont doubt it. Ive seen meny ideers in the moving picktures that must of bin ritten by younger authors than you. sed pop, and I sed. Its a kidnaping ideer pop, do you wunt me to tell it to you? Wy not? sed pop. Meenlng I could if I wunted, wlch I started to, saying. Well; there was a man and a lady named Mr. and' Mrs. -dones, and they had a little baby named Osker, and one day Mrs. Jones found a note un der the frunt door saying on It, If you dont hang 1180 out the parler window on a piece of string by midnite to nite, we will abduck your baby. The Black Hand. ' The plot thickens, sed pop, and I zed. Yes ser, and Mr. and Mrs. Jones jest laffed and sed, Wy, this must be a joak. And the next morning the habys cradle was empty on account of Osker having bin abduckted out of It,' and Mr. and Mrs. Jones noticed It and sed. O, this must "toe a joak, theyll bring him back agen. Ony they dident. and yeers and yeers went by and Mr. and Mrs. Jones ixpected apsker'. to be brawt back eny minnit Decause tney stin tnawt it was a joax. They cert eny had trusting natures, dident they? sed pop, and I sed, Yes sir. thats wat was the matter with them, and more and more yeers went by, and Mr. and Mrs. Jones began to think maybe it wasent eny joak after all, and they thawt maybe they would never see the baby agen. Do you meen to say Osker was still a baby after all those yeers f sed pop. and I sed. G, thats rite, he mnnt of stopped being a. baby, well, enyhow, thats all the ferther Ive got so fd.r. . Thats. plenty far enuff for me, do your lessins, sed pop. Wlch I did. ! "My!" exclaimed Mr. Klumsay at the sophomore cotillon, "this floor's awfully slippery. It's bard to keep on your feet." "Oh." replied, the fair partner sar castically, "then. you were really try ing to keep on my feet? I thought It was purely accidental." JUST FOLKS BY EDGAR A. GUEST. CtLUXO TBS nOCIOR, -I marTel at the courage of tbe folks in days gone by. They used to see tbeir loved ones ill sad never thought they'd die; They'd hear them conghlug thru the otjht and hear them uioau in pain. And sweetly tell tbem with a smile they'd ftoon be welt again : It had to' be a desperate case with little chance to win Before they'd think that it was time to call the do. tor in. Whene'er the wise physician got a call to i someone a oen. He'd count It lucky sot find hit patient almost dead; He knew It was an urgent call be-faced a case for sure Which home-brewed herba and poultices f nossr&Hcrt uo power to cure: For when folks called the doctor io. in that glad lonit ago. "Twas safe to bet the iiatient'a tide of life was ebbing low. It may be that I fret too much and over worry, too. But I can't wait for doctors m the old ' folks need to th.. Jnt let a fever fbow itself, and let a youngster nleh. And I don't rest until I haTe the doctor standing by : It may be Just a stomach ache, but I don't care for that I want the best puyaictan I can get right off the bat. (Copyright, 1020, by Edgar A. Guest.) Dorothy Dix Talks BT DOROTHY DIX W aria's Hlghrel Vml TTeaua Writer. Hunting a ltnsband. 2. No one need smile, however, at the woman wno wants to get married, and in her search for a husband is driven to the. desperation of advertising for a. nice, gentle, quiet man who Is will ing to work In double harness, and will stand when hitched. Since we all admit that marriage is the proper sphere for woman, and tne one in which she finds her ov.n highest happiness, and is -most useful to society, we should encourage her on in the husband hunt instead of berating her for going out on the chase. Nothing could be rhore idiotic and inconsistent than our attitude in thia matter, and if we only had enough intelligence to abolish the fooliBh convention that prevents wom en from openly seeking her mate, we should not only have more marriages. Dut happier ones. For women know what they want in a husband, and if they had their cnoice they would get it. It is only because they have to take anythins that is offered to them that they make what appears to us to be such poor selections. All honor, then, to the woman who wants a husband and has the courage to seek one Instead of submitting tamely to fate and ending her days in the Spinster s Retreat. I would remind such a one of two things. The first is to use judgment In selecting her hunting ground. Just as there is no. use in fishing in a river in which there are no fish, or beating a bush in which there are no birds, so there is no profit In seeking a hus band in places where the only men are dotards, or beardless boys. At present the happy hunting ground for husbands Is In the busi ness world. There- are two reasons for this. One Is that when a woman Is in business she is where the men are thickest, and where sh? nas an opportunity to meet daily and hourly men of eveiy conceivable type. Any business girl knows a hundred times more men than tne most popular so ciety belle does, and has therefore that many more chances to catch one Secondly, In business a girl has a man off his guard. When he visits a girl in her home, or takes -her out to parties he knows that he has entered into the domain of the man hunter. and that the trips are set and have been baited especially for him, so he ia wary and auspicious. But with the business woman he feels safe, and so he strolls merrily along, careless and unconcerned, until she gets her pot snot' into nis neart and bowls him over. - . I would also remind the woman who wants to marry that men are like children, indifferent to the thingsthey have and with which they are familiar-, but taken with a new toy. Thus it is that the girl who is a wall flower at home is rushed when she goes to a strange place, and that not Infre quently a woman who has been re garded as a hopeless old maid makes a highly desirable match when she goes on a visit to her sister. The moral of all which Is, If you are not appreciated at home, go where tho men have better taste. There is nothing like a change of partners. But don't advertise for a husband. It's not romance you will get but black regret. (Copyright, 191, b the Wheeler Syndicate Ibc Let us show why the genuine Harwood Pianola is so superior to the ordinary player piano. ' Eatay to Own on the Jenkins Thrift Plan CaU or write U7SEWKIMS We Pay 'o Com ml s stonft on Ptaoo Sales Phone- ON SECOND THOUGHT - BY JAY E. HOCSE. (From Philadelphia Public Le1c.) There is. we learn from our casual reading of the book reviews, a considerable-furore over K. Scott Fitzger ald's "This Side of Paradise." Mr. Fitzgerald Is. we gather, a Princeton undergraduate, and his book is de scriptive of a trip of the Triangle Club thru that uncharted region geograph ically known- as the middle west. Young Mr. Fitsgerald was amazed, not to say revolted,- at the amount of kissing to which his hero was sub jected on that trip, and frankly says so. - ' As one who assumes responsibility for speaking authoritatively of the middle west, we assure young Mr. Fitz gerald there Is nothing unusual in the experience yof which he makes note. The kissing has always been good in the middle west. it tne eye of a trained observer, long past his zenith as a performer, mny be relied upon, its amatory possibilities never were so great as they are t tne monTent. KiMlng is the only form of Indoor sport that emerged unscathed from the war. Small wonder that its de votees increase instead of diminish! Possibly the attitude of the middle west may be best reflected in a story. To a small middle west town with which the column Is familiar there came a Boston young woman bent upon a visit to one of the village belles. The visit was the outward manifesta tion of a schoolgirl friend and the event was widely heralded. After it was over the socipty reporters ad mitted, even boasted, it was the finest line of advance advertising; ever given an independent visitor in the annals of the town. Following the arrival of the guest young men flocked in droves to the home of the hostess. "Johnny" Watlins. who was known locally as th "visiting girl's delight," made his In itial call on the evening of the visitor's arrival, and wKh the arrival of tho gloaming on the second day of her stay took her for an unchaperoneil drive .The visiting girl returned to the rooftree of her hostess along about 1 1 o'clock and seemed distrait and some what perturbed. "Well," said the vil lage belle, "how did you like Johnny?" "Like him!" sneered the visitor. "Like him! I think he's contemptible. After we turned around and started back he tried to kiss me." "Oh, you mustn't mind that." the hostess counseled. "Johnny is a slow worker, but he's very persistent." There is some controversy ss to whether it should be spelled "Wood's Hole" or "Wood's Holl." but weNloUbt that it Is worth the space the New York papers are devoting to it. As we understand the New Tork World's revised attitude, it is for .Mr. Hoover for " president on any ticket nominated by the Democratic con vention. If we have been a little dilatory in picking a hero of the great war, at tribute It to a very earnest desire care fully to consider an or tne contiictimc claims. Having done so. -we pick Ser geant Bender, whose further Identlty we have Ss yet been unable to estab lish. What was the nature of Sergeant Bender's heroic feat? Being at the moment "unfinaneial," he sold sec tion of the Paris subway to It resident of that well known city. ... Sergeant Bender's modesty, we go on to say, since we are in a hurry to get tha column written in order that we may attend tjte ball game, im presses us almost as forcibly sa the feat to which we have alluded. - He denies. In toto. the story that he sold one of the bridges of the Seine to a native. -All of Which remind" us that Ser geant Alvln C. York, the gentleman who wiped out a lare-e segment of the German army. Is in Philadelphia. We do not recall having aaid anything derogato-y of Sergeant York. If we did say -anything which reflects unon him In any way, wo wish to retract it. Meanwhile, we demand a personal apology from the gentleman who wrote a letter to the papers In which he described Senator Hiram Johnson as a reactionary. As a reactionary of more than twenty years standing, we protest this attack upon the order. Generally speaking, the man who Is going to buy cigars for the crowd at tract a larger audience than the one who Is going to make a speech. In a small town most of the. scorn and practically all of the ribald hilarity are directed toward the man who ap pears in white flannel trousers. Music Is Essential Plant the Love of Music in Your Child Start early to mold the character of your child. Even before she can talk she will appreciate and love music the Harwood Pianola will supply the finger tech nique. With it you oan play the music your child should hear and know. I Our Price Are tho Same to Everyone. . 33 Kansas Ave.