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Will the Reckless Drivers
ot Motor Vehicles In Oirr City Please Do Their Hit? Thursday was a warm, summerlike day. So Harvey Kerneflel, seven years old, ran ouf in front of his home to play. Men will sense how the boy .spirit, re sponding as it alwa)- 5 doe> to the bright, sunshine ard thejirsL warmth that har brnget s th« um,:: r m • n. t* ok lon Harvey, and how, boy-free, untroubled as yet by any of the seriousness of life, he grert. ; . he rushed to the frolic of an hour or two. But Harvey didn’t play long. A motor truck came along and killed him Our country is at war. In a few days, our young men will pro ceed to the places of registration and there offer themselves to their country. They will be drafted into service for the flag and before long they will be in the trenches. It will be necessary' for other young men to l>e sent, later on, and older men, too. as succeeding calls are made. It »s not beyond the realm of possibility that l»oys playing in the streets today will reach the firing line before the war has ended. Nobody T.nows how long it will last. Nobody, just now, is predicting its early termination. Nobody knows but that the truck which killed Harvey Kemeffel killed a soldier. Patriotism just now is the thing. There are the signs everywhere that Detroit has plenty of it. The best of her men have volunteered for service. Her poorest have subscribed or will subscribe for Liberty bonds. Our prosecuting officials have proven their impotency in dealing with the reck less drivers of motor vehicles. In all the years that speed demons and fools have been cutting down boys in the street, and girls and older persons, as well. ONLY ONE DRIVER HAS BEEN SENT TO PRISON. We need expect nothing like action from those we pav to make the streets safe for us and for our boys. So let’s appeal to the drivers on the score of PATRIOTISM. Let’s remind them that for every boy they kill it may be that they will be killing a soldier—perhaps the VERY soldier who will develop into the LEAD ER to terminate the war and make the cause of our country a SUCCESS. Please go more slowly and more care fully. drivers, IN THE NAME Oh' THE FLAG. Do your bit. Some Facts and Figures Which Our Railroad Heads Should Give Consideration The railroads of our country indicate by the manner in which they are ready to do their part in the war, that they are in a mood to entertain and profit by the suggestions dropped for them by the re cent conference in Detroit which discuss ed the freight transportation problem. This conference declared its belief that proposed increased rates are unneces sary. It did not declare them unnecessary as the railroads are now operated, but charged inefficiency and costly manage ment, inferior methods and adherence to complex and archaic system. Figures were given at this conference by men familiar with railroading. It was shown by statistics that 10 per cent of the value of all merchandise goes for transportation, which totals two bil lion dollars in a single year. For lack of cars, it was reported to the conference, only 1 per cent of the coal deposits are being worked, which fact was given as on« of the causes of ex orbitant prices in one of our most neces sary commodities. After a thoro survey, the General Railroad Board of the Council of Nation al Defense reports/that it is not a raise in ra'er that is needed, but that it is a "reformed system” which is required. •It was found that if but 10 per cent of tho locomotives were allowed to lie in the repair shops at one time, 3,325 locomotives could !>e added to those in use. It vns also found that if the averugc run was increased from 70 to 00 miles, it would be equivalent to the added pow er of 103,300 rnore It wa,H said that an increase is speed and lead could also be accomplished thru revised and up-to-date management, The conference in Detroit decided SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1917 that tiie railroads had interfered with waterway, trattk*, which is only one-sev enth tl;e cost of vai! transportation, and as theie is plenty of business for t>oth, the water traffic should be encouraged by protective mt'iisurcs. Another reform measure which would w>rl'W'o unH ( *fWt would ho to *im* Teaui * iii.it runi vvui i plifv the nassincjition of tret jjn \ nitn at pr m nt iS illVldt'd ITltO ‘-•►.OOU t*ai>>t >. These with the tariffs, rulings and regu lations of good> fills a latge page boon ot 600. pages The system i- said to he so complicated that shippers are constantly paying out money for errors the railroads are under no obligation to prevent. In ♦ iermany and Austria the basis of expen es t>- entirely on bulk weight and distance <ipd. altho the rates are higher, trar « r*. >•—Mower because too railroads are not allowed to control water transportation by strong competi tion. Ail the rates and rules in these coun tries can be easily printed in a small note book. The points brought out are well worthv of consideration, thought and study ny the of our railroads. Direct Action Jackson Carlisle found his apartment too cold for comfort. Whereupon he got hot and. going downstairs, shot his landlord in the Chou: X r. This happened in Chicago, but the case will be watched with eager interest by a larg? and steadily increasing army of flat-dwellers everywhere. In ♦he between seasons, the matter of apartment house heat has become a >eri ous problem. Radiator rapping has proved futile except as a method of re lieving the feeling- of the rapper. Remonstrances with janitors are of little avail when that individual’s mind has turned from firing to fly screens. Shooting the landlord is an extreme application of the direct action theory and, of course, we are properly shocked. Just the same we hope , the peppery Mr. Carlisle will be tried before a judge who it himself a flat-dweller. War and the Sweet Tooth Crim-visaged war is robbing childhood of its gumdrops. Cheer up. children, the worst is yet to come. The candy dealers df New York. X. Y.. have petitioned for the recoinage of two* cent pieces. They believe two-cents is going to be the standard price for kids’ candy hereafter. Already they have hiked prices up. Cumdrops that used to be two-for-a-pen ny are now three-for-two-cents. All-day suckers are decreasing in size, and will last a healthy baby scarcely half an hour. There’s this ray of hope illuminating the gloom, however—perhaps less candy will be good for the youth of the nation. From Another Point ot View * By C. T. S. It looks like rain. (Foreman. Kr>*»p landing > # $ 4 As we understand, they went out to Judge Codd’s house and had him come iowrn and get the commissioner out. That sounds a good deal like the other :ase. ARMY TO WEAR 6 000.000 SHOES Hpadlim* There’s army efficiency and exactness for you. Notice that the number i< di visible by two. 4 4 4 M A: * ') >T / % Leave it to it*. ■u*. * Inasmuch a- the government -iipplies the soldiers with guns and ammunition, why shouldn’t it provide the gard< n*‘rs. too. with the necessary weajions. ' We want to do our bit in our own garden and intend to raise some radishes, but we need a stone crusher. It We Were You We Wouldn’t r h«ng»' om, Talk th» draft. v Hotline one of Jivlk* Sr»ll* rs" bail bond.* Buy mom than jo buvhel* of j*.*,,*<-** j»t ;t urn**; Plan «nv moonlight nrur on; lift on th»> Tiger* 4, l)on’t wear out th' s s tai t»*r. Ret ♦;w hy don t you get out and crank?" Heat it. Rover; it's th* dog catcher. DETROIT TIMES What If the Nava! Advisory Hoard Does Fail? \ Am vvt j- ’ '• t~nws'ri;u(.T | .. . .*) 1 J J ’""- .'v fTp *. t: »> lA'1 A ' _\S"* fCtsrrfl|<if. 19f7, t»y tl. 1. Wftntrr] \ tffH The Ad-Mirror And Vdvice to Investors 4 t This DEPARTMENT is maintained to shed the l-ght of futh on the operations of the advertising faker, the quae* ard swindler. It welcomes letters relating experiences with advertisers w*o have been unfair in their assertions o r promises—who have m s'ed or duped the reading public it will pay p oper recogn tion to honest adver tisers D'shonest advertisers who may be f turd ; n T mes w* not be spaced It will print letters deemed of pubi c interest Advice will asc be given to investors Only signed letters, giving the writer's name and address will be considered. Names will be printed or withheld as pre ferred. Address The Ad M.rror, The T mes, Detroit, M ch. Bv L W. B prrn it m h • n am*r aw VfofYM Tru k •> I r It i«« nn» »he function of this department to recommend in « -tmonts in art -if o< It VVe ran only give the fact' com •ming the reliability o' a prop o-i;ion or project in which you wish to ins* -t The American Motor Truck company tu k*.l by reputable men. it sold its stock in Detroit in accordance tv-!, ’be Blue Sky law and has Bln<e purchased a factory of lt« own and now making 'ruck* Before engaging in the actual as.-embUiig of trucks th> company t ad contracts for a year’s bu?ine<-. The war * . r ibiply the nnd for tru< k-' tremendously and the truck business all >v* 1 «h»- l nl’-M States '*nould »*: on a large scale for the next >ear or two The stock i* selling f >r 110 per share, par v alue I'm-l m! A? the fs'un grows stronger the luscious strawberry short rake b«> comes a product of the north a- well as the south, It. opens its summer «ngagement at the “Ton *w< nty t.hlrty" circuit of eating houses \» the tcmperature r.ses. the number oof berries allowed of each slice tn But wha’ a sorry travesty on shortcake !s the ho’ei and restaurant nutation built of plain cake, and a prinking of whole berries cement ed *ogf rJisr with a mixture of • on dcn«ed milk eggs, and glucose hilled as whipped cream, and ready to be served "at all hours’’ How differ n’ from M th* kind that mother used to make' ar and .~’iir makes. if she is a real rao’her Recall that three stnn mound of condensed toothsomeners, baked In a -oua-c pan light a* cotton, flaky as snow, and fresh touched with a delicate tan from 'h* oven Re- nil If driprfhg ’he rich Juice Os the crushed berries Then remember •he ample «'pmre that w # as your por tlon, and ’he pitcher of hrary, but • erv cream ’hat wen* round the table to help it on its way And tha* ivrrti urn** of satisfaction that came vh n P you turned awav from the list remnants with a sense of duty well done’ . When 'he gods on Olympus order strawberry i« a native of America, Thes«* Aro War Timr«« \ f >'r,r ( ton y.'ird* r wh#*fl A*k« (1 »s r*Dllp'! “\t v.t ffotriif lo h* ho many b+ntin an<l p#*opl«- ]| b. -O - Os t, tn *his w int^r • ' <»u’l! eto run *]• f . • think nf now.’ Pointed Paragraphs ntirk to your business with th** Kim- of industry. Life-after all ia'abig bundle of iir 1 1 #• things. Frequently the little creen apple l« compelled to occupy cramped quArt^rs Mrj*,t of the happiness in this world du*> to tli*' fact that igno rance 1« bliss Men n**\fr fully appreciate the ble««ing* of poverty until ,-,fter *hey break in s t» sh»- millionaire rla*« No on-’ ha c ever been able *o ex plain why bald headed men have * heir hi* r < ■-:* ofiener than othep men Wi' h ‘he exception of some o? the go! l n n* « offered for rale by pro mofers 'here isn't muc h left on * -arth to discover. I !o\ <r- O' > • ,on V * .1 rii other's faults, but after mar riage *• . y spend much of their time ... * y t • *■.,*■?! other"* fa llts la.r * a% away frt*m church on .»<. i* your clothe** Th*- |*srd i- tc.K : ,v to notice the handiwork of tailor and dressmakers Ife h.j,» a great need of a fool who na«es himself one Marv people when granted favors -by -i • "ts it tide a* If 1* would bite Thi Old Gardener Says M ,'h of the garden s.irplus j may ■.• 11 he «•? a pc* Med fhf • > r f his is the cheeped nv | j to k*-ep 1 for win** r use. o!ar I jar* constantly int rearing tr* i ti An ev.vpori* • for ho*n*> * ti*e ’ < ri tie purchased for .\t-> * j dtill.n r*. and there t* pnictlciilf j , r*«* *t e\fi»ns* \n o*og th* -** .-• !» • ieh \ i o, t \± tf** notßtn r • |ki]| sph 1 II fhr frutfii «*in bf V Mfwirivd Hv V'f’u ♦ IP 7he Keep Well Column VACATION ! Vrt.arlnnints 'hi* year should be * icclnated against both typhoid fevr r and ■‘null f* .*r - pr •'< n' to a greater or less degree in all communities. Vaccination is the •ire-’ preventive against these dis t-a -e« Mgs’ typhoid ,« vater-borne The varationiat will be reasonably sure of nor eon»ruerwi*< the disease .f he :oi!- all of hi- drinking wafer, is -tire fiat the milk h> ••* com* - from uncontaminated sources and i? * are fill not to eat unpeeled or UD cooked fruits or vegetables Infantile para I v sis is likely to b° epidemic in manv sections again »his - tmraer. Fori his reason very young hildren hould not p« taken on va ( ation * rip s. (/Ider children should • ke; • from tsso lating with other * hildren in communities '•here the diseas* l- known »o he prevalent In rejecting a place for tpe sum raer'-r outing the vaca'ionlst should avoid pUc « that make no effort to comba* the fly and mosqut*o nuis aneos These msec* pests are car rier« of disease gertns A vacation Ist is likely to return from a fly or luosquitodnfested community with a well defined case of typhoid or rna laria Health Questions Answered H. O F "What cause* an en larged liver'*'’ If you have been a big eater you .nay hnve filled It with fat. It may he overfilled with hlood as a result ~f heart disease, fancer would »il a o cause enlargement. Crossed Stork Shortly after anew administration took over h well known western rail way a great number of claims were r,referred against that company on account of horses and rattle being killed along the line in Texas Snt only fnat. but it appeared that every .intmal killed invariably figured In the claims pre-tnted as being of the :.o|if bind In Texas The claims finally became so numerous and the majority so unreasonable, that one day the president of *he mad h** came much excited while discussing the situation with one of the road's attorneys "l>o you . know, ** he exclalmel. ringing down his fls* on the desk by ws" of emphasis. “I have reach ed th»- eonclusion that nothing In Texa- so improves live stock as crossing it with a locomotive.” — Every body’*. I ruler Weight ‘1 'lease, lady, could you help a poor man what ain’t had a blid to eat for three days?” I' Ihe tVde •** ’ A big strong nian lfTe otj ought to be ashamed to beg Why don’t you enlist’” "I - tried to lad) , but dey said I wa« under weight. Mavb< a square meal might help some ” . When *he devil finds a busy man rje goes aw ay on Uptoe. Pictures That Help nv M «r>ni*')Tft* mm n Author f T> Ml Idle of P»r«on atlty oology and Pars*’hood.” etc. In one of hi* best stories -some k j’!.. ■ .•>> iu .'. li>r it In* b*-st story n Hear) kives us an intimate ,iimi e !i»;> tfi« heart and life of \ lit' ’.i o hose most treae ured possession was a picture of the .treat Kt !.* "wr of Khartoum. 'Many git * adorn their rooms with picture* of celebrities merely be auee i|je c*l ebrlt’ies • happen to be good looking Hut this little girl a* different She treasured Kitch oner's picture .xs a help in time of t rouble. Whenever she. fe|t tired, dlecour »ged, or tempted, she had only to '<M'k Info the deep, strong eves of Kng'and 's famous general to gatn fresh “trength for her battles ofllfe pon her those pictured f)M rwaae .* sslv radiated suggestions of power Many have read this story of O Henry s M*in> have admired It. Many have felt poignantly Its tragic t n ling ' Hut how many, I wonder, have ;m* and t»i tNir <wn.benefit its hint is to the Importance of having around one picture 1 , that stimulate to noble ideas and high Ideals* For back of the story teller s in genuuis use of the Kitchener pic ture ’s a psychological truth of pro found gniflcance to all of ns This truth may best be expressed n »he phrase that character Is largely a product of the environ ■nent What a man is and does de .end- indeed largely on the things that surround h:m. Moreover, those things in his en ironment which are seen or hei«rd most frequently by htm always tend o influence h m most strongly This 'ho he mav not consciously pay •nuch attention to them We are so built that everything we ee or hear, even when conscious v occupied with other things |« instantly conveyed to our mind, to become t part of our psychic make up Necessarily the more often it is conveyed to the mind ’he deeper and more lasting is the impression It makes If -h*\n ;t h»> of «uch a nature a to suggest to us good, beautiful, and strengthening ideas, its effect on the shaping of our character will he beneficial If " suggest evil, igly or d* grading ideas rhe effect will correspondingly be harmful Manifest > so far as w<* can our selves arrange our environment, we -hould arrange it with a view to having if make on the mind as help ful Impression* a* possible We ai ways are able to do this to a large extent And certainly we can do it with retard to the pictures we hang on the walls of our home No picture that is glaring gaudy, vulgar in theme, or depressing in suggestion should be allowed there Os*r aim always should be to select p c* .:«« that cheer and *’r**ng'her They need cot he expensive pic r ure« The cheapest of reproduc tion* if tastefully executed and of pleasing subject, may prove of in finite helpfulness to t|S. Portraits. landscapes, marine views. dome«tjc scenes we ma> choose as our fancy inclines, provid cd only that w<* keep m mind their possible influence upon us as part of our dally environment ly»* th* 1 rule he never to buy a picture without putting to ourselves the question, "Just what does this picture suggest to me’" if, trying to answer this question, we flnd ourselves in doubt, or if we clearly recognize that It brings up thoughts of an und* 1 irable character, then at once we should decide against It Anniversaries John Koht**kl. th* polish rul er . who saved central Rurept fr• • "u. Turkish io v a»lon. horn <n •rallrla P ed m Warsaw June IT. HM I < Fir t legislature ~f \f rt ti C« r> -llna met 1 K Tl’i e rosier Insurrection broke tint in N**w York • 1771 lohn Randolph, of Roanoke, for mnnv v" a r.« the most •?rk :n e flgu ■ ti Ameri l an political Ilfs, born at Cn» m >n« Va Inert in Ptyfladel ph is, bine Cl. |LI 3 1 V j “ He. x r m t’nrlis*. famous as the nvent -r of the Cor I las engine, horn «i h.asf'in. V V t> ej at Pr,v trier- e It ( F eh. 21. ISM l*r.s Rrltish gnvarnment rescinded is 'c -tgpit'on of rh» t’onferedates as belligerents l*e.', \ southern imtnirraMori con ventton rnet at Montgomery. Ala I*SO TV.>rk of taking the decennial census of the T’nlted States was com meneod t a *>5 The "High - Water - Mark" monument was dedicated on Hettys burg battlefield 1 wr> 3 England observed a day of re)ol< .ng ..\er the end of the South African war One \ ear Van Today In the War, Hermans secured foothold In Rrlt tsh trenches on Vpres front Ttaltsn.s threw back desperate Aus trian assaults I r* ’he leor'nn valley New Russian offensive against Aus trians began. 12. n0n prisoners being taken Today’s HlrtHdavs, Thomas Hardy, famous novetist h«rn in T*.>raetshire. England. 77 years ago today Richard H Alahton. president of the Chicago and Northwe»tern Rail way, horn at Evanston, 111., t. 7 years ago t .dav, f.ulu (Haaer, popular musical com edy star, t.<«rn at Allegheny City. Pa «1 years ago today Ruffin (J Pleasant, the present gov ernor of f/’■ulalana. born at Rhlloh. 1a . 4* years ago today <ilr Edward F.igar, noted musician and oemposer. horn In Woreester- re. England. SO feat a ago today Out of the Mouths of Babe* Flt<* year old Hobby had a bad memory, and his mother had a hard time teaching him Jo ssy "If you please” when he wanted anythin* One evening at dinner he said, "Mamma, hand me the butter ’ "if you what. Hobby" she asked hy. if you can reach It,” was the reply. BY earrtar In Detroit. « c*nt« a w*«»k: *l»** wlutk, 10 canta a wrek. By mail. $« a year Call Main 4620. Ent«r*«l at th** Poat* offlca In Detroit as aecorui class mall matter Who Arc You? ■ Y DR. FRANK CRANt (Copyright, 1915, b> Frank » i«| Who are YOU? You expect th«‘ soldier ■of the U. S. A. to stand up and be shot if im ary to protect you, your homo, >o .r wife and children ? You expect the boys on the battle ships to sail ,uito the jaw of death and to brave the helltire of enemy guns and the assassin thrust of tin snt i«ine sub marine, all to defend you and your neighbors from invasion? And who are YOU? What do you expect to <1 »? You? Yourself? IMd you say the r»t! or d:i\ ?! ,-r vou didn’t think you'd put your money in a Liberty Bond because you coaid beat that; you could inve t your fund at six and ten per cent, and you didn’t <oe why you should purchase government p.untr that y > pay > . • • r J>id YOl' say that? When your country a- y<-u *<i .!• vance a measly fifty or a hundred doi lars to help keep tie- i-bce of nvdua tion from tumbling, do \>>u prate of mak ing more by lending e..»‘\vhere? Sav, what kind «.f a iYU-.w Ahl ymi? Ito you want other it acrniro their business, their pro y .id por tions, and go to march:! > f ng, and by and by starving, ■ .'bring from wounds, dying while . u. .ft turn your hand over t*» he.p? WHAT are you? ■* I>o you mean to ay you’ll not buy all the Liberty Bonds you *. ’ a?* *v, that you’ll not come gladly, will.- gh .to the scratch and put your r n \o\w as a financial backer of I ! • Sam to the extent of your ability? Who are YOL. *i.a f ■ Torn and haw when otl -r. sai uv tin- fl ath a blithe smile and dep f<«r . to die? There are shadowed homes aplenty now in France and Kngland, and fr<*m 1 appearances there will he ’ t :a t.h , land before this h-rr'-r i o\- r. fi. tears ;hed are hon ra*h' »♦ . i.... Tho mothers moun and fathers bow the.r 1 ■,< ■ • .o, .* their hopes that c!u>' • i ■ and the bright fine lx>y lave been «i\ting- ,ed; tho wives and we**the.ir? .e d<, yet underneath it all thry'r ore there is a little spot of joy ? ! . a the boy died for his country. lit I .rally -aerificed his life for hb* r-y. But how about YOl‘? Ih>w will YOU feel, you who wouldn’t even ~i.hgate yourself for fifty dollars? Wake up! <’omo a-runnin’! (»o right away to >*• or !••.•-.» ka? and ay to the banker: "Quick! Put me down for a I beUy Bond. Don’t let me tw di crao'd by hav ing this loan pa without my‘subscrip tion.” 0 . \ Hiding Behind ( ribs Out in the "Show Me' imlrv they have dug up a trick to and. dv?. • h -five servi' e that seems to Is- aboi.r t o ! t word in un-A merit ar m Tn < ity ome young pen mar ried but without hildre i, have pro ced ed to adopt baba to rate •'depend ents” in order to be ,v ]■, ? . Taun t\- emption. This shows po^spotion •>f high imagin ative ,»ower which ought to I* put to liett.er use. However, th ■ rig ?l u makes the matter r- Jh worb discus - ing is that out of .*• ime millior "f men only four have been found w! o 1 ave re sorted to such extreme method - to avoid the honor of serving I’ncle San- and the cause of democracy. Thme i* mighty little “.cllow” in Ameri «r Laugh With £/s ’’The poeflr spirit i- -nn » ? >»»#. Contagion*." aaya Oli« Skinner. "a fact that ■ brought »o the attention of a player who*. «■ r |r< are tr» rjiientjy enllated in al fr* rn performance of Shnk*'u<"irr •~~ ——^ "He waa with a rnnipnn' re hearaln* for an open air prodw sfPs ,a tton of '\n You Pike I r ” Roaton, an<l »he gjirilrn wh» rrtn • j|Pn he waa to plm u, t - * pJ hy a rlalng hrir k \ p H the playera rerlted rje lire the workmen rontln/v-l f <> I ' ' their hrteka. "One afternoon, during • (lent p;c ** in tho rehearaal, my friend hoard t \<n»< irom the huUd- Ing eurlajm with the utm<ia f r;<\ ' '* 'I prithee, malap* rt, p i rii« h- .; ’ ” Seeing Jonea'a df>or open. th. h .1 | dropped In for a moment. Jon.-' ».c~ d.-: . *,i r-un ■ t»‘T of. U'iT I ■ . .» IS* '/% dr»>pfM<| ii/'. it Ur If on my own h»tn “ laid Jonea "and the fM f»n that hrui r. . f mil Park.