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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL MONDAY EVENING, MAY 17,1920
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Frederic J. Hsskin, Director, Washing ton. I. l. The need of a League of Nations never was set forth in greater force than in the history of Helgoland, the mighty fortress of the North sea, which is now of no military impor tance, according to news reports. The ponderous guns have been dis mantled. Altho the fortress is de clared to be impotent from a military . standpoint, seven years will yet be re quired completely to dismantle the Gibraltar of the Germans. Approxi mately J175.000.000 was spent in Us construction. After all the time, mon ey and energy expended in erection of the fortress, its guns were fired but once during the great war. What a waste of time, money and energy in its construction: . Attorney General Palmer says con gress is to blame for the raid of the sugar magnates on the family pocket books of the nation. But Herbert Hoover told a house committee that Palmer himself is the responsible party. , The people will continue to pay their money for the sugar and take their choice between the two. Herbert Hoover has queered his chances for election to the presidency, n far as it may depend on the union labor vote, by declaring in favor of the open shop. But the labor vote largely is for Johnson anyway. The paper shortage is explained by the Pittsburgh Gazette by pointing out the number of notes written to Germany and Mexico in the past few years. The man with an income of $2,000 a year five years ago finds that in come today worth about $S70 in pur chasing power, but his income tax has been doubled. The man who has a small income is hit on all sides. The Southern Pine association re ports that in July, 1914, it required 21.3 man hours to produce 1,000 feet of lumber, whereas in July, 191J, the production of 1,000 feet. of lumber re quired 17.5 man hours. The labor coat increased from IS. 01 per thousand feet to I1J.60 per thousand feet, or 125 per cent. In July, 114, the mills reported it necessary to keep on the payrolls 134 men In order to maintain a full crew of 100 working each day, while In July, 1919, the mills found it necessary to keep on the payrolls 153 men in order to insure a continuous crew of 100. These figures may afford a partial explanation of the high cost it lumber. The St. Joe young man who under took to get rich quick by robbing a mail car should have become A dealer In sugar instead. The business is safer and more remunerative. The decline in prices in the livestock market does not affect the producers slope. The price of meat served In the restaurants continues to advance, with every decline In the price of animals on the hoof. It is a matter of historical record' that up to the present time increases in the volume of currency inevitably resulted in higher prices, and a re-' rtuction of the currency in lower prices. Thus, during the early part of the nineteenth century, depreciated currency enhanced the prise of every thing. For instance, in 1809. land in Pennsylvania was bringing $3$ an acre. In 1813 it rose to $150 an acre, but in 1819 it was back again to $35 an acre. All the way down to 18(0 the severe price fluctuations in this country have generally been ascribed by authorities to the unfortunate ex periments in banking legislation and federal finance. So violent was the downfall of prices in 1820 that wheat sold in Kentucky at 20 cents a bushel; flour in Pittsburgh lit fl t barrel; house rents in Philadelphia fell from 12 to.$4.60 for a given prpperty; fuel 12 to ts.SO; flour. 10 to $4.50 a bar rel and beet 25 cents to f centa a pound. Whan the price pendulum be gins to swing; back it will be up to the federal reserve board to see that' it does not travel too rapidly or reach too far. LABOR IN POLITICS. The Kansas State Federation of La bor wisely has decided not to put out a ticket for the November election ex cept in the Third congressional dis trict,, where the organization is par ticularly strong.- Some months ago the American Federation of Labor announced its de termination to "aply every legitimate means and all of the power at its cera mand to accomplish the defeat of la bor's enemies who aspire for public office, whether they be candidates for president, for congress, for state legis latures or any other office." The fed eration further announced that "this political campaign must begin in the primaries. The record of every as pirant for public ofifce must be thoro ly analyzed, stated in unmistakable language, and given the widest possi ble publicity. Labor's enemies and friends must be definitely known. To this end the American Federation of Labor has created the national non partisan political campaign committee and it now calls upon all affiliated and recognized labor organizations to cre ate district and local committees and to co-operate with the national com mittee and co-ordinate their efforts." It has been announced from Wash ington that the committees employed by the American Federation of Labor in carrying out its declaration of principles are more numerous and efficient than, those employed in be half of any other political movement. The determination to throw the force of the labor vote against every can didate who does not accept the judg ment and bow to the will of the labor organizations is not new. This In a general way has been practiced for many years. But this comprehensive nation-wide movement in which all those who refuse to wear the collar of labor organizations shall be black listed is new and in proportion to its extent becomes an increasing menace to representative government. The Mining Congress Journal be lieves it is high time that there shall be a count of those who believe that the country shall not be controlled by a minority of its citizenship. Un til the recent past organized labor has been In position to direct the enact ment of law and the administration .of law. Beginning with the Clayton bill, which exempted labor from the pro visions of the Sherman law, and fol lowed by the Adamson bill, which was forced upom congress and the presi dent by the threat that unless this bill should become a law before midnight that a strike would be called which would demoralize the industries of the country and deprive the people of the large cities of the necessaries of life, this procedure Irought its own reac tion. Legislators who yielded to this demand of organized labor were se verely criticised by. the general public. The plan of organized labor thru non-partisan political committees to throw its strength to those candidates who agree to submit to its demands, and thus elect rufficient representa tives in congress to control the gov ernment, presents a situation which the American people should at once understand. Are we ready to. turn over the control of our national gov ernment to the American Federation of Labor? Armour A Co. has issued a chart showing how the prices of meats have come down while the prices of almost every other kind of food have ad vanced since 1919. If Mr. Armour had been eating in Tepeka restaurants he might take a different view of the matter. FROM PRODUCER TO CONSUMER. As a contribution to current com ment on the eost of living there is submitted below figures garnered by Dr. Charles M. Sheldon from letters which he says constantly are reach ing the office of the Christian Herald. The figures follow; In Montana the sugar beet growers gets $16 per ton for his beets. They make from 800 to 350 pounds to the ton. The consumer Is paying from $1 to $22 nor hundredweight nr from $48 to $68 for what a ' ton of oeets produces 816 to the producer, $48 to $86 to the consumer. The wool grower of Montana re ceives (5 cents for his wool. Two pounds in the fleece makes one pound of cloth. If a wool suit weighs four pounds and one pound is cotton pads, then six pounds of Montana wool or $3.90 plus the cost of one pound of cotton or other material costs the con sumer from $50 to $75. The Montana cattie men sell hides around 20 cents a pound. If four POUndS Of hide mak nn nntmA I leather and our boots weigh four pounds then we receive $3.20 for the material lor a pair of boots which re tail from $20 to $25. "Letters like these." comments Doc tor Sheldon, "come indefinitely from .' all parts of the country. They do not I take into account the cost of produc tion and so forth, but men like the Montana man simply take a short cut from the grower to the consumer. Somewhere in between we all know the price for the consumer is lifted. That is the one fact the consumer does know. If a panic, ensues before long, everybody will know that." Paper imported into China from the United States, according to federal -commerce reports, sells for less than the paper produced by China mills. A large amount of paper also Is ex ported to Argentina. Why should pa per which is so badly needed in this country be shipped' abroad? An ex port duty on paper might tend to re lieve the shortage. TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL Information Bureau FREDERIC J. HA SKIN", Director. Washington, D. C. HOMER IX THE HOME. Washington, D. C, May 14. If the shade of Shakespeare, of Homer, or of any of the 'Other immortals ever wants to know what the twentieth century thinks of his works, he can find out by referring to the filed re ports of 12.000 average Americans who are pursuing the home-reading courses or tne bureau or Education. There are seventeen of these courses but fully three-fourths of the gov ernment's readers are registered for the course in classical books. This fact might pleasantly thrill the au thors of the classics, for if they keep up with the times, they must notice that the dust is more apt to gather on their immortal works than on the novels of Robert W. Chambers and Ethel M. Dell. The immortals would doubtless be pleased with the comments on their art. Most oaf the readers record their impressions in terms flowery ana flat- ering. and in the respectful tone pre scribed for one who speaks of "the classics." Now and again, however, a rnore daring? mortal departs from adjectives and superlatives to insert an original idea into a report. Such a one is the young woman who thinks that the last chapter of Homer s Iiiad must have been lost before it got to the printer s. because the fate of Troy and that of Priam are only vaguely explained. It is hard to say- what Shakespeare would think of the reader who -thinks it interesting to compare the insanity of Hamlet with that of Ophelia. May be he would say carelessly, "Well, per haps I did mean Hamlet to be crazy but I forget now. Tou see, I or was it Bacon? have written so many plays." Little Originality. The great majority of impressions inspired by the classics are monoto nously favorable. None of the read ers seem to be poring over antique lit erature for the unholy joy of unbur dening a Philistine soul in a scathing report. The Home Reading Division would certainly not accept any report written in slanderous vein. On the other hand, it does feel that the Amer ican public is prone to put on a fixed attitude of mind, a sort of pious preju dice, when it opens a classic. This precludes any - unbiased or original thinking. "If people would only take tip these books as if they had never heard of them," said Miss Ellen Lombard, di rector of home reading. "If the read er would come to Shakespeare and Milton with an open mind, he would begin to like them for the qualities which appeal to him. and not spend his time trying, to see what other peo ple have found." Still, Miss Lombard believes that people are getting a great deal out of the courses, that tney read tnougnt fully, and are sincere ire their conven tional admiration. All are reading the recommended lists because it will add to their knowledge and enjoyment. Those who send in reports do so be cause it is required if they are to re ceive a certificate from the bureau on completion of the course. Many more. outside of the 13.000 now registered as trying for certificates, send for the outlines and read without making re ports. Some of the government's readers are children as young as nine and ten years of age. some are over seventy. Some are college graduates, and many more never reached high school. The children's reports are especially Inter esting. They aije not yet overawed by the fact that "Ivanhoe" or "The Mer chant of Venice" is on the immortal list, and they say what they think in emphatic terms. They All Look for Morals. ' The greatest divergences of opinion seem to be over "Alice in Wonder land," "which is on the list of books for girls. One girl of thirteen thinks the book Is clever, but very odd and queer. Another learned from it that "when people are out in the open air they have good dreams." A girl of around ten thinks Alice a good enough book for young children who like fairy tales, but that it is not inter testing for older children; while a fourth gathers a moral from Alice's adventures with magic bottles and cakes and says "it teaches me not to be curious and to think before doing things." The boys and girls almost Invaria bly twist a moral out of a story and hold it up as their justification for the book's existence. "Evangeline" teaches a boy of thirteen that, "people ought to be all kind to one another." A girl says of "Little Women": "It has many things in It a girl could learn. I learned to be patient with children, and I also learned many good morals." The often repeated opinion about "Little Women", is that "it is a good book for girls to read." George Eliot's "Mill on the Floss" convinces a boy reader that "when we got plenty, never try to get more." A girl who has just finished "The Furnishings of a Modest House" dis covers that "when furnishing a home it is not the money that is needed as much as the common sense." A few boys and girls frankly stata that they do r.ot like a book. Dis like is attributed mainly to too much description, tho in some cases the story is voted altogether dry. Few of the children have difficulty In sum marizing the points of the story or describing their impressions as re quired. Only one boy writes ot "Pride and Prejudice") "I like this book but I can't tell why because I don't know why." Mothers Are Studious. Voluminous reports from the par ents' reading course indicate careful study. In one California community 150 mothers banded themselves into a club and have met regularly for four years to read and discuss in- turn each book on the parents' course. If the mothers remember and practice all that they have read o.f child wel- iare. taeir cnnaren snouia De excep tionally healthy and happy. The course for parents, started six years ago. was the beginning of the oureau or education home reading circle. One course suggested an other, and now there are, among the seventeen courses in use, a list for boys; another for girls; lists on Amer ican heroes; American history; world heroes; American literature; famous fiction: the world's great literary Bi bles: trreat literatures French litera ture: as well as the original parents" revised course. A course in modern literature seems to be needed as a standard for up-to-date reading. Many of the readers of the Classical and famous fiction courses compare the books read with modern novels to the detriment of the latter. The idea is always expressed In such a way that it is obvious that the reader refers to the worst novels published, from the literary stand point. Whether modern writers are producing anything worthy to rank with the classics is beside the point. wnicn is tnat few people are acquaint ed with even half a dozen of the mod ern authors of recognized ability. The home reading division is doubtful aa to whether it is within its prvlnce to recommend current works, and feels that critics, book reviewers and li brarians should do more to help the readers to gauge the literary standard of modern books. The division is now arranging "after war." or vocation courses, on ' such subjects as shipbuilding, steel work ing, machine shop and navigation. The division, by the way, consists entirely of the director. Miss Lom bard, who reads and files all the re ports and answers her correspondents' questions, and plans new courses. The actual selection of books has usually been left to a -committee of college professors or other recognized author ities on the subject at hand, but with so many readers in its charge and about 800 more starting every month, the one woman division has more than it can handle. Aa it has no appro priation for extra clerks, it Is now planning to turn over some of the work to Individual states. Virginia. North and South Dakota. Arizona. Iowa, Kentucky, Indiana and South Carolina have already arranged to co-operate with the division by conducting their own correspondence thru extension departments of the state universities. The certificates granted on comple tion of a course have in the past been signed by Commissioner of Education Claxton. In future, the states taking charge of their own readers will have their certificates signed by the state superintendent of public instruction, or by the president of the university, as well as by Mr. Claxton. LITTLE BENNY'S NOTE BOOK BX LEE PAPE, MONET OR TOUR LIFE. A Play (Scene, a train going.) First passenger. Wat was that noise? Second passenger. Could it of bin a punkture? 3rd passenger. A punkture on a train, haw haw! la this the ferst time youve ever rode in a train? 2nd passenger. Tes. Conduckter. If you wunt to know wat that noise was, it was a pistol shot. The trains being held up. 1st passenger. My goodniss. 2nd passenger. Holey amoakes. I wish Id never rode in one. 3rd passenger. G- wizz.. Who by? Conduckter. Train robbers, of corse. Who do you think by? 1st robber. Money or your life. 2nd rofcber. Watches and pockit books ferat. 3rd robber. The ferst persin puts up a argewment gets shot in their tracks. Conduckter. Its not their tracks. Ill get blamed for this. 1st passenger. Unkle Ed! Tou wouldent rob your own nephew, I hope. 1st robber: Well if it aiiit . my nephew! How you bin? 2nd passenger. Cuzzin John! 2nd robber. Cuzzin Fred! I cer teny wouldent rob you. 3rd passenger. Edger! 3rd robber My long losji father! Tou'd be the last person I would rob. Wat do you say we reform, fellows? 1st and 2nd robbers. Herray we're honest citizens agen. Conduckter. - Well then give me your tickits. The End. . - 1 " Household Hints Pie Plant Shortcake (Suite nice made as follows: Wash pie plant and cut into small pieces, unpared. Cover with water and stew about one-half hour. Remove part of the juice to be used as fruit juice after sweetening to taste; nice for pancakes, healthful also. For the shortcake: Sweeten the remaining stewed pie plant and spread over two layers of the cake, third layer ao be frosted, using white of one egg. - For the cake use two cups of flour, two tablespoons of lard (or butter), one tablespoon of sugar, two teaspoons of baking powder in the flour, a little salt. Mix ingredients dry. Sweet milk to form a thick batter. Smooth in pie -pans and bake - until light brown". The Woman Who Loved and F.a ynfid A Modern Story of Home and Business By JANE PHELPS GETTIXG STARTED. CHAPTER 109, Naturally, the girls gave me allthe work. And just as naturally, I could not charge them as much aa I did strangers especially since they in sisted that on the days I renovated their hats, made new ones, or designed neck ruffs for them, I have luncheon with them. So, to make us all feel comfortable, I did all their work for just half what I charged others. 1 had such good times wnen witn them, too. The days I went to Mary'a, she made it a rule to have the other two down for luncheon, and some times she had all the boys there for dinner. Work came to me very slowly, but once I gained a customer, I kept her, and usually she recommended me to her friends. I recall a peculiar woman who told me: "I shan't let a single soul know about you. Every time I get a good dressmaker, one who comes In the house, I lose her because I brag to my friends about her." . , "But I work only very short hours. and if your work is satisfactory and I do it well why object to recommend ing me? I asked. Oh, theyU offer you more money or something, and then you'll slight my work, or have no time for me." I was indignant for a moment, then I thought "she isn't a business woman, she has a distorted point of view." So I returned quietly: "I have one price for all, Mrs. Black so much an hour, no more, no less. I am open for engagements; that is what I am in business for. If you want me, and tell me so, I shall come tov you. But if you wait until the last moment, until my time is all taken, then I am not to blame if I have to disappoint you." Part of this remark of mine was at that time sheer bluff. I was not at all busy, but hoped to b, and was pre paring the way. "Put me down for one day a month. from 2 until 4. I don't see why you stop work so early tho, if you "are anxious to get along." "t have a home to keep going aa well as my work." I explained, as I took my book from my bag and en tered the day she wished reserved for: her. I did not care Tery much fori Evening Story Patsy's Perfume. BT HARMONY WELLE R. ' "The only talent I have," sighed Patsy Van Buren, "is my nose!" "Nose? a talent?" Joe Robinson exclaimed. "I'd never call mine by that name, Pat? he laughed, examining his own too prominent nose In an oppositemir ror. "Well 'by any other name" It smells aa sweetly." Patsy retorted. "But I don't mean my nose, itself I mean my sense of smell. It is surely developed to a degree that might be classed among the talents." "Much good it'll do you, methinks," Joe consoled her. "Now if it were your sense of taste, you might be a tea-taster or a judge of good liquor if the latter weren't among the extinct professions- - "I can see plainly that I am going to get no satisfaction from struggling for an outlet for my creative ability- which I know I have in spite of all you home folks pessimism on the sub ject! Something telis me to use this extraordinary sense of smell of , mine but how?" . Joe seemed perplexed. "That's all very well, but how can one make living or even an approach to one from it?" "I suppose," said Patsy, "you are not far enough advanced to conceive of a girl going in for perfumes and fragrances that might appeal to the individual personality. Men and women have very distinct colors in their auras, and if colors have tones, one for each, as has been proven, you know, why should not colors have perfumes? And then to follow it up why should not I, with my finely at tuned sense of smell, be able to detect the fragrance of an individual's aura colors and try to duplicate them in extracts or powders or toilet acces ories?" Joe scratched his "head, impolitely, but his eyes looked thoughtful. "Tes I suppose it could be developed, but every one would think you were crazy and only the 'nutty ones would .come to you, wouldn't they?" he asked, half in jest, half in earnest. He was fond of Patsy, his chum from childhood and he did not want to seem too hard on her. "Perhaps it would be difficult, at first, Joe. But I don't have to make an immediate living, you know, with father and mother to take care of me. And it has been my experience in watching the development of any of the arts or any phase of them, as soon as you begin to educate people in the direction that tney reach, you find many who have already been interest but for lack of some one of under standing have kept it to themselves.1 "That's true, too. Human beings are afraid of being ridiculed, and they frequently smother their best selves and sit about making trivial small talk instead of opening up what might prove to be an enlightening subject. "Why Joe, even you are beginning to think," Patsy remarked, patting mm affectionately. "Even I," Joe admitted,' nodding. "But you just go to it. Patsy, and if I can help you, 1 11 do it." "Thanks I'll probably need you Joe," Patsy said. "But now, I am making a study of the fragrance of colors. For Instance, a red rose smells quite different from a white one. I have a lot of tests I want to make- to day, so so long, Joe." Patsy, almost danced off to her little third floor studio room, where, all alone, she had been working out her theory of colors, perfumes and human auras. Until now she had said almost nothing abont her intentions, altho it was known that she had a wonderfully esthetic development in her sense of smell. In time, her plans took effect in the form of a diminutive shop and studio where she handled exclusive perfumes, potpourri, fragrant powders, and where she made up bows of dried pet als from gardens of individuals, pre served wedding bouquets, etc. In this way she believed she would come in contact with persons who cared for fragrances, and in finding a com mon meeting ground she could learn much of individual tastes and prefer ences. "One thing that amuses me In my superficial observation of men is that Mrs. Black, but she had given me an idea. If several '-of my 'customers would engage me as she had done for part of one day every month, I would be able to do more and without con stantly searching for new customers. "I don't see why you try to keep house. If I could earn money. I wouldn't be a slave to running a house! But I couldn't do a thing, couldn't earn my salt, as they say. I always envy a woman who earns her own money, unless she happens to have her own separate income. It's horrid having to ask a man for money. " "The fly in- her ointment." I thought. But I made no reply. We all have something to endure, and this was evi dently the skeleton in her closet, judg ing by the bitterness in her voice. She did recommend me to one of her friends before I- left, in spite of what she had said. I called on my way home, and after I told her of Mrs. Black's plan, she also engaged me for two hours once a month. I charged $2 an hour, and the understanding was mat tney should have everything all ready for ma that I was not to soend my time pressing ribbons, or steaming velvets, x was a designer ana trimmer. 'mat win not be nearly lone enougn wnen i make a hat.'" I told her. "Although it is sufficient for trimming, facing, etc." "I realize that, and will trust to luck that I can occasionally get you for a longer time whenever I want a made hat," Mrs. Piatt returned. She was charming, and I felt quite happy as I hurried home to get dinner for Rob ert. "Well, how did It go todav?" he asked as he settled himself to his paper. "Fine!" Then I recounted my ex perience with Mrs. Black. "That's a good idea. Gerry, that making engagements by the month. Tou can tell how much you'll have to buy yourself pretty things to wear like you used to have." "I never thought of that. Bob! I have been thinking while getting din ner, how we can learn from from al-; most everyone we come in contact with, if only our minds are open." j T rniMl vVU . (Mtf-htf fiAmathin, happened today in the store that helps 1 to cinch your argument." Bob told me. I Tomorrow Happiness.) 1 ROR RELEASE MAT 17, 1920 .:... they like red. Men and boys love red roses, red neckties, red carpets. Also, I have learned that most men like a faint, a suitable perfume on the wo men they go about with, but, for fear of being thought effeminate, poetic or artistic, they pretend not to. The more cultivated the individual, the less easily suited he is in perfume. We are. beginning to appreciate the most subtle sort of odors, odors that a generation or two ago would have been hardly -perceptible to the senses at all. A person whose artistic devel opment has been neglected is apt to need the heavy scent of a tube rose or a cinnamon flower or some equally compelling odor." Patsy explained all these observa tions to Joe, who was becoming really interested in the little studio shop. He had helped her fit it up; he had tacked up curtains, painted furniture to make it harmonize with the sur roundings, and he found himself spending every spare moment in the pleasant environment of Patsy's shop. "What do you known about my aura,. Patsy?" he asked, suddenly, one day when he was helping her. "More than I'd like to tell you, Joe." Joe looked up at her. The tone of her voice had seemed strange. "If it tunes in with the color of your blush Just now it must be some aura," he remarked, half-merrlly, half-serrously. Then he went over to her where she sat among "baskets of rose petals. "Patsy, why don't you make a study of the flower of all emo tions love? I I love you so much and I've been afraid to tell you till I heard that note in your voice Just now as you. spoke of of me. Won't you promise to marry me you do love me and I'll help you all I can. dear? Patsy's blush had deepened in color and her eyes had gathered a wonder- ful light. "It it might be interesting t to find that perfume, Joe," she said, as he stepped close to her. And then, for long moments, the study of the fragrance of mere rose petals from other people's gardens was forgotten. (Copyright, 3920, hr the MeClore News paper Syndicate.) Moulton Musings BT ROT K. MOULTON. We have had our moments of deep depression when we have longed for fame. That was in our younger days, when we could read fine print and when we were courageous enough to wear a belt without suspenders. When you grow old and unfamous as it were, you begin to analyze this fame thing. Tou take it apart to see what makes 1t tick, and you prove to your own satisfaction that there isn't much in it. If fame were on the square, you would be famous- - Tou know, .right aown in your soul, that you are entitled to it. Fame is a trickster, and can perform more stunts with a man's career than Howard Thurston can do with a deck of cards and a silk hat. We once knew some very famous young men. They were in our gradu ating class. Every time the principal during his remarks began an elaborate description of some young man's talents, we blushed becomingly and waited to be named, but the principal invariably named some other member of the class. We left school practi cally the only unfamous member of our class. One of the most. famous ones is now running a livery stable in Iowa and another is covering Missouri for a wall paper factory When we see what fame, the ficlite content. A famous man can make a monkey of himself in one minute and forty seconds and remain a monkey for the rest of his life. - When you are not famous it is difficult to do this, because nobody pays any atten tion to what you say or do. After all is said and done, we would much rather not be famous, and it looks as tho we have our wish. We can have a heck of a time in obscur ity. As an east side friends of ours once said of a pal: "Dat guy kin git away wit -murder- Nobody knows him." Fame hardly brings you a return for your investment of time and worry. There was Bismarck, the greatest statesman Germany ever pro duced, . and the one-time idol of the people. All they could think of to do for him was to name a herring after him. Questions Answers Q. What Is tbe "Morris Dance"? R. I. A. This Is an old English dance of Moorish origin. When danced in May Bay celebrations it was An elaborate costume dance. There were several variations or this dance, the two most popular being tne sword dance and tne rionon dance. Q. How did the Volta Bureau set its name? A. M. C. A. volta wasafamona French electrician. The Volta prize, created by Napoleon, was conferred by France upon Dr. Alexander Graham Bell for the invention of the we pbone. Ir. Bell too this money, ou.ikm francs, added to It a la rarer sum received from other electrical experiments, d founded thf. Volta Bureau, "for the Increase and diffusion of knowledge relating to the deaf." This Bureau print and distributes every year hundreds of leaflets containing nei n tin information ror tne nara or oearing. or for the parents .of deaf children. (Aor reader can aret the answer to any question by writing The Topeka State Journal Information Bureau. Frederic J. Ha skin, Directro. Washington. T. C. This offer applies strictly to Information. The Bureau cannot give adTice on legal, medi cal, and financial matters. It does not at tempt to settle domestic troubles, nor to undertake exbanstlve research on any sub ject. Write your question plainly and briefly. Give full name and address and age. All replies are sent direct to the enclose 2 cents in stamps for return post Inquirer. JUST FOLKS BY ELKIAU A. GCXST. GETTING HOME. When you hare wandered far away add left the old-familiar scenes To live for days and nights afar from all that friendship really means. Tho skiea are blue and men are bind and Joy is Tours -from dajfr to day. How good it 1 when comes the hoar whKh starts you on your homeward way. Oh, there is beantv In the hills and muaii in the roaring sea! The pine and alm are fair to know, bat fairor la the apple tree! A atranger'a smile is good to see, wander where3oer you may. The richeot Joya of earth are "found slwaya along the homeward way. There cornea the time when senes afar wil; lo. their luster and their thrill; Ton'll want the old-famitlar street, tbe sitting room, where all is still. The faoea of tb friends yoe lore, the chil dren roaptnjt at tneja play. and yon will hall with 46y the time which atarta you on your homewsd way. It matters aot bow fair thelace to which in aearca or peace yon roam. j There is no thrill wbfeh can compare to ! that von find in arettina- home. ' To be onre more with those yon know!' On that the lora of earth depend. I And sweet tbe tbrill and sriad the daywbk'k i . hrilg yon to j oar joarney'a end- 1 tCopyright, 1320, by Edgar A. Ooeau) Dorothy Dix-Talks T DOROTHY DIX Weeta's Highest raid Weasaai Writer. Danger Ahead, Ladies 1. Listen, sisters, all ye whose hus bands drive their own automobiles. The courthaa ruled that it is no crime for a man to beat his wife wtfln she laughs at htm because he stalls his engine, and can't make the pesky old thing go. A Missouri doctor and his wife re cently went out for pleasant spin in their car. Presently something went wrong with the spark plug, or the armature, or the feed pipe, or the electric what-you-may-call-it, or some of the other million thingamajigs which the little insides of automobiles are so liberally 'supplied. Anyway, the doctor got out and put op the hood and poked and pried around, and jammed this, and jabbed that, without results. His wife made fun of him, and he dragged her out of the machine and beat and kicked her, whereupon the lady had him ar rested, when the aforementioned facts were elucidated. But instead of send ing the husband to jail the Judge dis missed the case, and handed down this momentous decision: "As a rule," said he. "I do not In any sense condone wife beating, but it appears that in this case the assail ant suffered great provocation." This ruling of the court calls atten tion to a strange phenomenon of mas culine phsychology which every observ ant woman must already have noticed. and that is the strange effect that driving an automobile has on a man's disposition. No one has ever attempt ed to explain it, so far as I know, but the effect of sitting behind the steer ing wheel of a car appears to be pre cisely that of the evil spirit which turned the amiable and kindly Doctor Jekyl Into the, cruel and brutal Mr. Hyde. Any kind of a car will do it, men exhibiting the same curious meta morphosis of character whether they are driving Rolls Royce or Fords. When automobiles were first in vented they were called Devil Wagons. Perhaps this was because we had an intuitive knowledge of the malign in fluence they were destined to have upon the tempers of men. and that. like some fabled genii of old, they were to have the power of changing lamblike gentlemen into roaring lions going about seeking whom they would devour. , - , Whatever the reason, it is indis putably true that the man driving a car, and the man at home are two entirely different beings. Sitting in his own library, or on his own front porch, a man may be i'ie most patient and long suffering of human beings. He may be thoroly house-broken, the kind of a man who calls his w'ife "mother" and asks hter advice and lets her pick out his clothes, and go with htm when he buys a new hat The moment he takes his seat in a car, however, he is a changed crea ture. (Copyright, 1019, by the Wheeler Syndicate, inc.) George Matthew Adams Daily Talk THE THEATER OF THE BR1IX. ! i ,T t k...! . "J-Vi "J'SL . workings of his brain Goldsmith, you remember speaks of the minister, in his delightful V"e serted Village," as a man with a Itead so 'small that he often wondered how it held all that he knew. But the brail is very wonderful. The -actor on his stage merely dupli cates, all too poorly, the exact enae ment of a theater in his brain. The brain has a thousand stages, and a million dramas flash their way thru every hour of its days. The man with his hands and legs and bodily movements merely sets forth his poor Imitations- Our brains aren"t afraid. They are free. They are unashamed and native. They are natural, just like our appe tites. All great art is lived to its full in the theater of the brain. Like myriad, changing colors does the brain's stage manager call out his speakers and bid them do their part All thru the day do the parts go on. And at night time the silent drama! To a mixed audience do we play, in the theater of our brain, and as we act there so are we. Proudly then, let us work on con versant with our possibilities, sure of our ground, glad or our chances, un regretful of the things that pass us by and that total losses to our efforts. Neither a single great success nor a single great failure is able to put a final measure of merit on any man. UllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllU STEIN A Proud Possession a y L.Jr'"l S Sk"foti- "t The words It's a Steinway" convey a definite impression of superior quality in the musical world. These pianos are conceived and completed in the well known factories of Steinway, Long Island, X. Y. Phone 430 , iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitniiiiiininr: ON SECOND THOUGHT ' BT JAT E. HOUSE. (From rhlladelpbia Public Ledger.) rx-ttiiig "Ooorgc"' Write It. Sir Did you not overlook a signifi cant fact in your "close-up" of Henry? Said fact being that he was elected governor while in France serving as division chief secretary of the T. M. C. A of the Thirty-fifth division. And he did a good Job, too. The writer was chief of the bureau of personnel at the time, and was in position to i know. O. H. W. "We overlooked a number of things. Including Henry's election as gover nor. But we had already crowded the motion picture theaters hard and the fear that they might turn upon us stayed our hand. Henry was the first Kansas hero or tne war. Am a kto Cross worker he beat the boys who went thru the grind of training at Sill and Funston to the field of con flict bv a margin of several montns. When Henry was nominated governor the Argonne was a rorest ana tne debris at Chateau-Thierry still smoked. Kansas was at fever heat and Henry's was, for the moment, the lone figure upon tne snar 01 me stat's patriotic fervor. He had gone in January, leaving his embryonic boom for governor In the hands of the "boys." It was the cleverest of political strategy. Had he stayed at. home he would have had a fight com parable in its intensity to that of the Argonne. Conceivably, he might have been beaten, for there were a number of others, good men and true, in the race. As it was. Henry romped home in the primaries as he did in the elec tion. Thru it all. he sustained but one repulse. He had gone abroad a a Red Cross worker. Later the Red Cross issued an order barring those who wore its insignia from politics. So Henry shifted to the T. M. C. A., which was all right and fair enough. A patriotic fervor which swept the state gave Henry's candidacy its im petus. A complete realignment of the factions in the Republican party nominated and elected him. Men who had for years lain in wait for each other in political dark alleys came into the open and became as brothers. At the meeting at which Henry's boom officially was launched. Gomer Davies threw his spear away and stumped across the staee upon his willow leg to clnsp the hand of Ram Fitpatrick. Joe Dolley hugged Mort Albaugh. It was an emotional upheaval observa bfe in this country only when fervor lays its urge upon the souls of those who dwell upon the table lands, once the seat of the great American desert. Cmfwyp, VbgkqJ. Sir t have read with interest your little dip at the expense of the bulletin board and freely admit we are occa sionally badly mixed. May 1 suggest that, in order to improve this strvic. you get in touch with "A. B." and learn whether he or she would be willing to fill this position for-tis. ' J. C, Supt. We select the projecting nail on which to hang what is. perhaps, our favorite hand-made epigram. Those who can tell you how it ought to be done, are as numerous as the sands of the sea. Those who can actually do it are exceedingly rare. For the Moment, the Flow Is Staunched.- - - Sir While your heart was bleeding for the old songs, among which you mentioned "Annie Laurie." "Sweet Alice, Ben Bolt." "Come M'here My Love Lies Dreaming," "My Old Ken tucky Home" and ".Tuanlta," liow could vou have forgotten "Little Brown Jug. How t'Love Thee"? It is a song which might, indeed, touch the present human emotions snd make the heart bleed hemorrhagioally. II. E. S. ''Little Brown Jug" hold no lure for us. As a popular song it antedates our career as a voluntary minstrel. We are not so old as that. Such ac quaintance as we have with it is de void of the thrill of intimate contact. For the reason that the composition has no "barber shop" minors, - no lachrymose chords, it Is unsuited to the uses of the night-blooming warb ler. Anyhow, we are off the "stuff" and we would not wish publicly to yearn for it. With the kindly permission of the audience we shall now retire for the purpose of determining whether we shall go on suffering or throw our wooden clubs away. ' A woman is always surprised to learn that her husband has a new hat and has been wearing it for two or three weeks. If a man is worthless, the fact that he belongs to a fine family is unim portant. WAY Emails SotlfJidsicCo. 833 Kansas Ave.