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\ Vohwteers and Conscript Next, As the Alternative? Pf Aft iwfmrd* conscription: The Time# considers the draft a re flection upon the patriotism of the coun try and as firing comfort to the enerrvy The opinion of our army experts that by conscription alone can an army be raised and proper account given by the country hi the war, is s reproach upon the good red blood in American veins awd should be resented. It ean be reaented best, of course, by • sufficient number of volunteers to pcove that these army experts are away off. What kind of an idea would it be for the administration to call first for vol untears, serving notice at the same time that if a sufficient number of volunteers have not come forward in 30 days, the alternative will be conscription? Would not this be more fair toward tee man who really has not had the time to study the matter and decide whither he should take an active part in it on the firing line? Would this not be more fair toward the man who may have decided that he wants a part in it on the firing line but who requires a few days to determine whether he can get his affairs in shape so that he can go? The Times is not taking issue with Ptesklent Wilson. No one can deny that we are in a po> ■ltem now where we must have men. The question of how these men should be raised it. however, debatable. The majority report of the committee of the lower house in Washington against conscription proves that it is. EL ~ Bmm Will Condemn the Lflffuriature; Some Praise; Both Will Be Wrong _■ Ab editorial on the expired legislature «f ItIT is called for, we presume, as a f Miter of custom. Afi editorial on expired legislatures is, fig custom, a part of the obsequies, foi tewed as faithfully as if it were pre f Mteed by ritual. The legislature having adjourned, we |P» Bow to witness tee presentation of fpHWtes or the hurling of brickbats, ac eording to the vehrpoint of the pen in hfli The legislature will be presented with g bouquet for having passed so stringent , A dry bin. It will be landed upon with a brickbat for having passed so stringent s dry MIL It win be handed a brickbat for not hiring followed up the dry legislation with the passage of a bill banishing cig arettes along with booze. Something pretty will be bought for it with the coupons that come with cigar ette advertising and presented on the edi torialpege. The legislatiM? will be condemned for haring failed to pass a law authorizing the Torrens system of land transfer. It will be applauded for having failed to interfere with an established practice, thmby cutting off the petty graft of grafters. It will be applauded as an economical legislature It will be condemned for its extrava- And there you are. There is the M editorial opinion’* you will read. It ia a composite affair. We save you the trouble of reading ether newspapers. We save you a lot of your time. Wt permit you to still further “save for country and self.” However, this composite opinion of two very positive and diametrically opposed opinions, is just as wrong as the opinions it expresses. Because the legislature deserves neither the bouquets it will receive nor the brickbats by which it will tn> hit. The legislature is merely an agent. It is the agent of the PEOPLE. It is a pair servant Tor what it did that was meritorious, the people are responsible and to the peo ple belong the pats on the back. Fbr what it failed to do that WOULD HAVE BEEN meritorious, the PEOPLE are responsible and for its shortcomings the people should receive the brickbats. AS an agent as a servant, as an inter MONDAY, APOIL 33, 1017 pre ter the legislature was good, bad and indifferent. It could have been much worse. Perhaps we should be very thankful that it was no worse than it was. There are many bad things it might have done which it did not do and we might feel very grateful for that. It rests with the people whether their legislatures are good or bad legislatures, and generally its obituary can be pretty closely arrived at as soon as the votes are counted. Legislatures are exactly the kind of legislatures the voters choose on election day. In Detroit the whisky slate went thru last November, just as it always did. But the whisky slate wasn’t formidable in Lansing, because the balance of power resting in the representation of the state outside of Detroit held it in check pretty much. The legislature lined up on whisky just as sentiment was found to be on election day—Detroit and Wayne county for it. The state against it. For the dry bill the people have no legislator to thank. They may thank themselves. They turned th'e trick themselves. They spoke with emphasis and a legis lator has the same peculiar sense of a creeping child when it is spoken to em phatically. Every time the people speak with em phasis they will get what they want. And the same theory may be extended with profit to every branch of our gov ernment The Times desires in no way to take from any individual any of the laurels he may have won for distinctive service. Some good men developed among the representatives—men with a very clear understanding of why they were sent to Lansing and men who gave a very accu rate interpretation of public sentiment. The representatives of privilege were there, also. What we have said in regard to the legislature applies in a collective sense. The PEOPLE did fairly well in Lans ing in 1917. The PEOPLE could have done better. The Popular Indoor Sport, Hereabouts, of Getting a Number Central—Number, please. Subscriber —Hemlock , please. Wait. Central—l am ringing THEM. Wait Central—l am ringing them. Wait. Central—l am ringing ’em. Wait. Central—l’m ringin* ’em. Wait. Central—Ringin’m. Wait. Central —Ringin’. Wait. Central—Ring’n’. Wait. Central—'lng. Subscriber—Hello, Central. Central—Hello. Subscriber—What number are you ringing, Central? Central—r The number you asked for. Subscriber—But what is the number? Central—The number you asked for. Subscriber—Yes, I know, but I have forgotten what it was and thought that maybe you could tell me. Central—Consult your telephone di rectory, please. From Another Point ot Vieu> By C. T. S. —■ i ■ ■■ ■ ■ 1 1 ■ ■ The Daughters’* of the Revolution are giving up all platinum jewelry during the war. In our own immediate family, it has been decided to go without pearl neck laces. • • • Now we are told that sunflower stalks are fine for producing heat and we can't remember what we did with the pesky things. • • # Whatever became of the fellow who used to wear a light spring overcoat? • • • John Kare, Wilmington, weighs 401 pounds. • • • From here it looks as if in this instance, also, great Kare should be exercised. • * • * We’re for war, every time When as common’s the foe That w'e fight with our might With a shovel and hoe. • • • There seems to be an impression in Washington that the war will last at least until the soil. • • • Heavens, man, be careful! You’re standing in a safety zone! DETROIT TIMES Our Boyhood Ambitions. A T** COMf T ißctwccy* a [M ' yoca Bulary of* VeoFamily on ~TH€ R» vwR- * ' ■ 1 1 ft' / tMMT vMtf TOMIV I r * (.0»N». WAT Wabator » ‘ > (ffjk Md-Mirror W . \r£rfWm And Advice to Investors J | If Thb Tlm«« Print* It, TH« Time* Bellsvse It THIS department la maintained far the purpose of dragging the ad vertising faker In on “th* carpet" and placing hia aaaertlona and promises under the glass es truth, ft welcomss letters relating experiences with advertiser* wherein the eagle on tho dollar fails to fly home “with a dollar's worth of goods." It pays proper recognition to honest advertisers. It does not spare dishonest advertiser* who may be found in Th# Time*. It will print tho latter* which appear moat applicable in preserving the integrity es advertising and protecting th* advertising reader. Only signed letters, giving the writer's name and address, will b# considered. Th* name will be printed or withheld as preferred. Address Ad-Mlrror, Th# Time*, Detroit, Mich. A <tDion or more person* who invested In the promotion 4tock of the American Motor Truck company, paying only part down, have called v*i the Ad Mirror for a report on the progress of the company before complet ing ttaetr payment* The Ad Mirror department’s Investigator therefore visited the com pan vs factory at Copeland ave. and tha Michigan Central tracks, Saturday The factory building waa purchased outright a few weeks ago and has since been undergoing /epalr* and preparations for the manufacture of trucks on a broad scale Machinery has been installed and a large amount of material is already on the ground. A number of trucks have been com pleted while a dozen more are under way. By the middle of May. the offl cials assert 24 trucks will be under construction. Orders on hand already Insure a production of more than a year’s standing. The Ad Mirror ia Informed. The officers of the company are proceeding with their preparation* with a vigor and earnestness that should insure success for the stock holders. The men behind the proposition are all experienced and of the highest character, as this department explained some time ago. Stockholders are visiting the factory nearly every day and have expressed their approval of the progress that is being made The new factory is a one atory brick atructure with 40,000 square feet of floor space. The truck is made of standard materials including the Continental motor Two. three and a half and five ton trucks are being manufactured. All will sell for more than $3,000 each Shortage of materials, factory repairs and scarcity of labor have all hindered the progress of operations until up to a few weeks ago. | Let the People Rule and—Write The Stars in tha Left Corner. To the Editor of The Timet Will you kindly settle a query about hanging our flag Two friends and myself were standing on Woodward ave.. oppo site a store on the east side of the avenue Avery large flag hung flat on the front of the store, attracted my attention One lady, whose husband is a marine man. said the flag was up wrong The field of stars, was at our left or toward north Woodward One contended the stars should have been at the right hand always when hung Hat ofl building Will vou kindly tell us MRJd. JNO. C DHI’IfMONT), Vo 382 ftcotten ave. April 20. 1917 The flag should always be hung as If on a staff, with the stars nearest the tip of the staff The flag on W'oodward-ave was proper |y hung. Auto Sarcasm 1 11 Joknm—Gracious ’ Your mud £uard is all smashed' iHd you bump into something’ Bunkum No We were standing rerfecth -tlil and a Are hydran* skid lei trt< us Judge. It is a bad well into which you must pour water and he Is a tire some friend who Is always looking to you for support. Father Love The love between fat hern, and son* has never been given the con spirtous place that la given to bora and their mothers. Is that because t la more elusive than mother love? for it Is hardly lees profound or beautiful. Seldom do hints of this bea'ty oome to the surface In writ ing Rut here Is a single sentence from a letter written by Oliver Wen le|l Holmes, on his eightieth birth day. st <he home-coming of his boy -‘’Mm Honor. Judge Holme* of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts. Just srnved from Europe “I look up to him as my magis trate, and he knows me as his fath er. but .my arms are around UU neck and his mustache t» sweeping m> ch»*>k—d feel young again at fourscore " —Collier's. Out of the Mouths of Babes 1 i-u—ri i * "You must keep your mouth closed while In the water. Bdna." said the nurse as she wss giving th* little one her morning bath; 'if you don't you'll swallow some of It.” "Well, what If I do?” queried little TJdna. ‘ There'splenty more in the pipes, isn’t there?” Henry, sged live, had a habit of using In hit conversation every big word he happened to hear, regard less of Ita meaning One morning ne and his elder brother were trying to wash from the same basin, to Henry's detriment, and he ran into the kitchen, escJaimlng; ' Mamma, Charlie's mwtropollain* the whole laudatory.” By Webster. The Keep Weil Column VENTILATION I Proper ventilation of a work room or office mean.* drawing out the hot. »tale. email And by only a few p«-o pie tJhis can be done easily by railing a window at hop and bottom Where the room ia serge and used by a large number of people it ia Impossible to get In enough frvah air tu this manner In aucb cases it become* neces sary to resort to artificial means of forcing out the ntale air and draw ing in the fresh. This la usually done by means of fans and ducts But even this will not supply good ventilation for an over-crowd ed workroom. When people are crowded too closely together In a I room It becomes impossible to sup j ply them with enough fresh air I without shooting a gale of wind I thru the room While overcrowding means had ventilation, it does not follow that plenty of space means good ventila tion. In addition to the space there must be the right amount of fresh, i cool air—air kept moving Even i when fans are used the windows of ! the workroom should be opened ; This will permit a fresh breete to blow thru the room. There Is a blanket of hot air around our bodies at all times. A i breeze breaks up this blanket and helps to make us more cool and comfortable It doea not matter whether the wind be from the out side or from an electric fan During the noon hour the win dows and doom of every workroom or shop should he thrown wide open, so that as much fresh air as possible can circulate thru the room. Health Questions Answered. E P —"I often suffer from drowsi ness. heavy eyelids and sometimes dizziness What would this indi cate?" might be due to eons tltpaTitm. digestive disturbance. Bright's disease and the like Pointed Paragraphs Hope for the best and make the best of what you get Numberless people think they are No 1. Friends who are a disappointment In trouble are something else. One chance in a thousand Is not even s spotting chance. Many a man wants a medal for doing his duty. Too few women know how to use dry goods after they get them Take a microscope to look for the average man's sense of duty and the average woman's sense of humor A woman can have a lot nore fun planning a trip with her husband than he will ever let her have In taking It. Nothing else Jolts a stnkll minded man like being forced to admit that he is wrong. Being able to adjust one’s self to one's position isn't all; staying ad Justed takes some ability, ton Patriotism ■ T H ADDINUTON BRITO Author of "Th* KiddU of Person ality." "Psychology aad Parenthood.'* etc 1 would remind you: Preparedness for national defense and for the maintenance of national Integrity means much more than the development of a strong navy and the recruiting and training of an efficient army It means financial preparedness, industrial preparedness, agricultural preparedness, medical preparedness. It means organised effort to strengthen tho nation in every re spect. Therefore It also means Individ ual effort to make one’s self fit and to keep one's self fit to share in the patriotic work of serving the na tion. And this applies to every man and woman In the nation It applies to you. Whatever your age. you can serve your country In some way There ia something you can find to do that will be of genuine value lo the coun try in this tune of stress and coo fiiet But that something you cannot do to the best of your ability unless you are In good physical and mental trim Asa patriotic citizen it Is your duty to take stock of your health and of your habits of living If v»u have any vicious habits, which are neceAsartly weakening to you mentally or physically, you owe it to your country to make an earnest effort to rid yourself of these habits. If you are fart-less in matters of personal hygiene, you owe it to your country to become careful Do you overeat, day In and day out? Do vou Irnore the requirements for regular exercise in the open air’ Are you indifferent as to keeping your body clean’ In home and working place, are you negligent as regards ventilation, heating, and the like? Do you. perhaps for the sake of amusing yourself in vicious or un healthy ways, sit up late night after night, and thus deprive yourself of needed sleep? Do you waste your energy In fuss tng over trifles? Do you make the mistake of al lowing worrying thoughts to take possession of you’ Questions like these you should seriously ask yourself today. They touch on matters of importance, not to you alone, but to your country also. Nay. It will not be amiss if. even tho yon believe yourself to be In the best of heslth, you allow dentist and doctor to give you a thoro ex amtnation Tooth decay Is an unsuspected source of many physical ailments And your physician may find In you weaknesses whieh. if neglected will develop Into more ,or leas serious disease In any event be will be able to give you helpful ideas as to diet, exercise, and personal hy giene In general ”!t may well be claimed.” once declared former President Taft,” that the care of individual and fam ily health is the first and most pa trlotlc duty of a citizen ” I>et the truth of this sink deep into your mind And act accord lngly » , Anniversaries HOT—Henry Hudson sailed on his first voyage of 4ls<-o\ try 17TS—Captain Paul Jones destroyed the shlpptna at Whitehaven England 17*1 Amerlrans under Col. Lee took Fort Watson. South Carolina, from th« British 17S*—Washington arrived at N>w Tork to take the oath as president, creasing the river tn a triumphs! hsrge rowed by 11 pilots dressed In white. ISAS—Cornerstone laid for th«* old state rapltol at Albany, PC Y. Iftt---Jamss Anthony Froude, Eng lish historian, horn Died Oct. ;o lf*4. 1*43 Pled, a prisoner in the hand* of Akhar Khun General commander of the Hrttlsh forces In Afghanistan* l*4t— Prussians defeated the Danes near Schleswig IMf —President McKinley issued A call for 12.1 AOO volunteers for the war with Spain OYB If 4R 400 Ton 4 Y 141 THR 4% 4 ft Germans captured trench near Hau roort. Verdun region Italians defeated Austrians tn flerce engagement on C*r*n front. Russians and Turks both reported successes «>n Caucasus front Turks destroyed British ramp near Suez canal, tak'ng 1M prisoners* TOP 4VS RI H Til IMP. Frederick C PenAeld. American am - hassador to Austria-Hungary until the severance of diplomatic relations, born In Connectlcat. <2 years ago to day. Major John M<-A Palmer, member of the general staff of the I’ntfed •tatmt army, Worn m TTTTnols. 47 years ago today. Chauncey V. Pepew. former f'nlted States senator from New York horn at Peeksktll. N T. ff years ago to day. Fdwln Markham author of "The Man With the Itoe.'* horn at Oregon City. Ore years ago today Pr. Arthur T Hadley, president <*f Yale university, horn at New Haven Conn. ft years ago t oday. Pr Elmer R Bryan, president of Colgate university and official head of the Chautauqua snmmsr schools, b#» at Van Wert, O, ?»2 years ago today.' Mastery. Idttle hunch of fur leaps up. Qutv’rlng. startling at my step Tiny bit o' rabbit from The road-aids flashes, darta away. And stops, and waits with fsar-ttt eyes And wildly heating heart, afraid. • • • What profit, then, this mastery Os mans that bridles winds snd seas. And hurling down and hurling up Creates the world anew If. in The end. this hrother-thtng of mine Sees me with fear-lit eyas, afraid* Lester K. Wsterbury, I Inlander U. of M. BY earlier ta Detroit • eoata • wool: sto< where. 10 eelU ft week By m*U. It • year Call Mala 4120 Entered at the Post office la Datrolt as second class mail mattar. The Issue BY DR. FRANK CRANa fCopyright, mo, by Frank Crane) The President of the United State* in hig message to conjures*, with hi* usual clear thinking and happy wording, ha* defined the issue. We know precisely what we are fight ing for. This free people is not going blindly into war aa the result of some squabble of statecraft they do not under stand. They are no pawns of devious, secret diplomacy. They are not to sac rifice themselves for the ambitions of kings nor for the greed of capital. Neither are they actuated by any nar row and unworthy race hate. The President has made it plain that this is a conflict between autocracy and democracy. Whatever the war want in the beginning it has worked itself out into a clear combat between the cruel, inhuman forces of autocracy, recognising no morals except its own success, and the forces of popular government. The German government, allied with the Turks and Austrians, has got itself into the position of the enemy of the human race We can no more make peace with it, as at present constituted, than we can make peace with a burglar., It must abandon its untenable positions and its inhuman practices or it muat be de stroyed. “We are now,” said President Wilson, “about to accept the gage of battle with this natural foe to liberty, and shall, if necessary, spend the whole force of the nation to check and nullify its preten sions and it* power. We are glad, now that we see the facts with no veil of false pretense about them, to fight thus for the ultimate peace of the world and tot the liberation of its peoples, the German peoples included.” America comes into the world conflict with clean hands. We want no terri tory. no military glory. We want what we have always wanted and what we fought for, in 1776, in 1861, in 1898— “the privilege of men everywhere to choose their way of life and obedience." A general sigh of relief goes up from all our people that at last our country has taken its place in the ranks with the great democracies of Russia, France and England, in the effort to subdue that military autocracy that threatens the ruin of civilisation. There can be no doubt of the end. We are making history fast. Within the lifetime of oar children we may hope to see the last autocracy banished from the earth, and the way made clear for “peace on earth, goodwill toward men.” Laugh With Us H* wan a Junior, but keen to get on Rla only companion in the flrat smoker was a well known lawyer who had mad# a large fortune in hi* profeaaton. *1 wish you would tell me your secret of success," the voting man said. j * ! •I will, If you par my ax 1 ' penses during the few day* i ]EL.| that I am going to be tn New kv "I will," replied the yotrag man. t- —. "It la tn thla advice: Deny everything, and tnalat upon proof” * At New York the lawyer enjoyed all the Inn urles that a good hotel could fumtah. ragardleaa of expense, and when the time for his departure arrived he passed the bill, of enormous propor tions. to the young man. who was standing near. The latter merely glanced at It and returned It "Aren't you going to pay?” aald the other. "Pay what?” "The bill. Didn’t you promise to pay *jv eg. pen sea while I was In New Tork?" "My dear sir,’’ was the retort. ”1 deny every thing. and Insist upon proof ” The lawver paid the bill and lat«htng)y said: "You need no further advice from me'' At a certain railway station in the north of Ireland a farmer waa waiting for the train with a donkey he had purchased On e '■ the arrival of the train at the Ta station tha farmer aaked the fVv L» V-1 C guard where he would put tha c donkey. The guard, who was in a hurry, replied. "Pnt it behind." meaning to put It Into a horse , . .J v »n Pat tied the donkey to a buffer and then got into the carriage himself As the train was flvtng along at express speed Pat, turning to a companion, said. "By gosh, boy, Neddy's footing It now*" Mrs Miles hung over the garden wall and watched Mrs Wiles administer a good strapping to her son and heir. * "What’s up?" asked Mrs. Mil*** El * Tji* 1 * * u "He’s Keen and swallowed ala?. rWI shillin'!” said Mrs Wllea "The J young varmint!” - r ..» And ahe returned to the at- A. " 'Br* srd on the kid’ said Mrs. Miles "Accl dents will ’appen!” 1 ~ ‘‘Accidents?*’ growled Mrs. Miles. ”1 cmn fer glve a haccldent, hut he swallered a threepenny bit three yenrs ago. and It aeema to me he’a given’ way to a naraty growtn' ’abtt!” "How much older did you maka this year’” Inquired Farmer A. of Farmer '— _ ~ JB . who had offered him a earn “ Fifteen bnr'la.” was tha ln> V answer JrxJKBL Farmer A. took another sip “I reckon. Rl.” he drawled, Li «T fI I you'd had another apple v* A j might ha’ made another L barX"