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SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 1928
SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 1928
Deserts Good Business,
Fine Home, Two Autos
x fo Rejoin the Circus
Robert E. Sherwood Ran Away at 15 Now Repeats
at 57 to Be a'Clown.
By Marguerite Dean.
Omlrtl, 1M0, ty n rrw I-ablliMat Ox (T Nw Tort Zrtilit VVKld.)
'Oteefcinrd. ton buhkmrd, O lime ta til tHtMl 1
Uik u a clora tnln. Jo for to-nlthtr
THAT 1a the llttlo eons -which hait "been sounding for almost two -score
yers In tha heart of Robert 11 Sherwood, publisher, author and book
eller of New York, but once a clown with the one and only P. T.
And to-morrow tbo lur of
tho tarjbark. tho call of the
circus will prevail at last.
Mr. Sherwood will leave his
boott-ehop at No. 40 John
Street, lrta Wg house In
Flatbush, bis two automo
biles, and, putting on the '
samo "Joey" suit ho wore
forty years ago, will appear
In Hie rlsx at- Madison
Squaro Garden as director
of tho producing clown act.
When tho circus goes on
the road, Mr. Sherwood will
Co along with It.
Ho ran away to Join the
circus at fifteen, and now
he's running away again at
WHh a dlghtly sheepish
grin, but his bluo eyes a
fewlnkle, tho big, square
sbouldercd President of tho
Booksellers' League and the
author of "Lovo Letters of
o. Rookie to Julio" and
"Slang Slycopocdla of
Baseball," told mo tales of
tho tan bark of other days,
and confessed that ho had
yielded onco more to "the
call of tho wild."
"It's sheer sentiment," he
laughed. "I have tho busi
ness hero and I can wrtta
my chock for fifty thou,
sand hut I can't stay
away from tho old ring and
tho old crowd any longer.
I joined tho old one-ring
fireua in 15,3, when I wan a boy of
ncen. I ran away from home.
. .rat, I "butchered on the scats' that
)., I bold pink lemocado to tho crowd
n tho tent. "We used to make It of
i itrlc acid, and stick In a lot of lemon
reel which the advance man would
client for us from tha town.
"Tnen, after tvo years, I became a
joey' or clown." I was tho first slnr-
Can You Beat It!
(Tin Nrr Tcrt BrmJnc WiU.
By Maurice Ketten
Higher Education vs. Wages
i Who Gets the Loot ? Stevedore or Collegiate Clarence ?
I Answer Wages Wiggle; Salaries Static.
OrortlkL 1W. by 11 rraa rutJiiLaj Co. ITU KfW Tort rtl WorM.)
)bu arg Gouging
W ce our virn
TOUR t-EATHER !
inmn r--r urn
m M SI
ROBERT E. SHERWOOD,
DOLL MODELLED AFTER ROBERT E.
SHERWOOD IN HIS FIRST CLOWN
Uaroum i ng clown, and 1 made my biggest
hit singing 'Down In tho Coal Mine.'
I did tumbling over tho horses' backs,
and doubled -with a 'Pcto Jonltlns act'
that's tho follow who pretends to
bo a drunk from tha audlonco and
finally, after tumbling all over a
horse, strips to riding tights and
docs bareback stunts. Then, with
tho ring master, I 'spelled tho riders'
that Is, entertained the crowd with
Jokes white tho horses rested. This
was one of tho Jokes that mado a
great hit In thoso days: Vhy Is a
lady's oorsct like a bull dog? Because
It's tied up all day and let loose at
"After 1 had hurt myself falling over
a toe-jH-R whllo I was watching Linda
Q. In her act, they nindo mo master
of transportation. I was with tho
circus, off and on, till 1831."
"And why did you leave It?" I
"I married a minister's daughter,"
laughed Mr. Sherwood. "So. Instead
of travelling with tho circus, wo
started a travelling book store, selling
books from a wagon all along the
shores of Luke Michigan. In 1898 wo
camo to New York, and my first storo
was In the oM Astor House. Then I
went to Maiden Lane, and-,besldcs
selling books was a pioneer in selling
ladies' wear downtown and 'n having
a placo where girls could dnnco after
lunch. Bat l'vo always had a hank
ering to got back to thu circus. I
invented 'Joey Ringllng,' a clown dolj
dressed Just as I used to appear,
livery tlmo I looked at It I got moro
homeslclt. So now I'm leaving my
storo In the hands of tho best man
ager In tho .world my wife and I'm
going buck to the rlnfi!"
Fables for the Fair
By Marguerite Mooers Marshall
Oonritht, I'M. by Tta rwj rnblUbinc Co. (Tto Nut Tjrk l.tnli.i World.)
SUM tho Spring Chicken!
She i.i Some lilrdlo! '
She is Moat for unyboJy .suffering lrom Sinng t'evcrl
She has almost human Intelligence!
She has taken all the fuUhoia olf ln;r rwliig-jomts.
-;:in believes that un rlbow unadorned is adorned the most.
Nor Is she a Cochln-Ch'na ohlckeu,
With leathers on her legs.
Why does a Spring Chicken crosj tho road 7
Becauso her oklrts arc ulmoul as nhoit as Maurico Kettcrt draws thim.
And the high cost of wllk tocklngn is nothing In her young llfel
Uht tlie feathers sho has not plucked am gayer than ever!
She niurs an "oft-the-facc" hat
T.io color of wprlng asparagus or new poos,
Willi cherry dingle-dangles.
11 r French pumps havo round iocs. ,
j'lioro is a cunnln' uixsh around her brand now wasp waist.-
And a sort of half-portion hoop skirt, with saddlebag pockets.
Around what used to bo her hlplessness. y
Tho plogun of tho Spring Chicken of 1J20 X"'
li, that twcnty-ynar-old vaudevlllo Jape
JHp-hlp-b6oniy!" ' '
Though how sho can mako twolps grow where nouo grew before
Is a part of tho Socrot Diplomacy of tho Boudoir.
What docs tho Spring Chicken?
iiha puts her llttlo claws on tho oulja board and flirts with thq nplrlts;
Sho dancca tho shimmy
With the true poultry yard twitch to her shoulders;
Sho goes on French pantry Jags
Tho very latest, slnce-January-slxtccnth, Temptation of the Flesh;
Sho chirps, chatters, gurgles and twinkle
Over tho Ico water dinners whloh moat or us find wo "weary, stale, fiat and
Unprofl table to everybody except tho bandits who sell four dollars' worth
of food for ten dollars.
Then, too, tho Spring Chicken offers no end of sport to tho Hunting Parson.
Ho NBVJ3R tires of taking pot-shots at her clothes, amusements, flirta
tions, ideals. Jewels, favorlto playo, favorite love stories, extravagance,
art'ffcrtallty, wiorailty, Uok of morality;
She Is Fair Garao for ever)' Vigilante of Vice,
And tho Spring Drlvo against her Is the chief Sporting Bvent of the PulplL
Whloh la eurely rwiMO unough why she should he Preserved.
iTJ3, kiiot win tnini. wrjijia mr rnui m rxmv xont s rauna do wlthrnt htr?
harmlrss, Jazzing, smart, entlrdv ,ni.
Smut up '
1 VONT ARGUE
out with Your.
bu Touch ,
A II . i J la
The Jarr Family
By Ru L. Mc Car dell
CopTrtskt, itj, by i I'itm IMblutilfii Ca (Th lirw yak Erulai WoiW.)
Silly, pretty, s W. naughty.
TOUTJG Spring ("rtCken
vi' e Bluo Bird of happlnft
Vni us tho one aporkllng, b
! . 'f still offero to a dry, d-i
KOMT) CMokca 111 say sol
and gayety and antl-Puritanlsm
-bllng. czhilaraung substitute lor a oooktall
dlsniai, distraught world!
OW tliaf it's long after
UoRter, potted plants and
spring dresses will ho
clieapor," remarked Mrs. Jarr; "not
that I am Interested In potted
plants," sho added.
"I'm not either, not even In a plant
where I can get potted," remarked
tho virtuous Mr. Jarr. "But, listen;
Itangle gave mo a craclccrjaclt re
ceipt to mako real Htirgundy at
home you take grape Juice and a
cake of yeast, and"
"Never you mind," Mrs. Jarr Inter
rupted, "you aro not going to mess
up my hou3C, with rprlng cleaning
' rlcnt at hand, with any smelly, fer
menting crocks full of home made
alcoholic poisons. Ienr roc! Seme- i
times I wish that you still had your !
old Gus's placo at the corner; but one j
thing suro, my houso Isn't going to
be turned Into a 'brew cry or a dia-
T don't kick when it's turned Into
a drenaklng shop," grutnblod Mr.
Jarr. "I camo home loot night and
fell over a dress form In the hall and
I Dnd tho front room sofa etude full
of pins and noodles and eclEsora and
cloth remnants and"
"It's tho only way I can afford to
got a now dress mako it at home,"
replied Mrs. Jarr.
"Woll, shoot!" replied Mr. Jarr.
"Go round the shops and nail a bar
gain or two. Decoration Day Is on
tho way, and prices may go up again.
And then, there's Juno Uug Day, and
Fourth of July it's too lato to celc
brato our real National Holiday,
"Oh, you needn't worry! I have se
lected something, and it Is being held
for mo," Mrs. Jarr Intemiptod Im
patiently. "Oh, I guess it will 1j all right,"
faltered Mr. Jarr. "If you iiay you've
, got io navo a new uress, I giuvis
I you've got to have It. JJut when do
you sy you'fc have thena
: "I'll have to have them right
' or olue ntay in tho hc.isc. ropil
dollars, and tho dross is a bargain ui
"Well, here's tho money," said Mr.
Jarr. "Get It to-morrow." ,
"To-morrow?" echoed Mrs. Jarr.
"To-morrow Mrs. lllather would have
had It. She was only working for me
two days, to make up the balance to
pay for tho dress sho had (48. It
was sho who toul mo about the drcs,
so I slipped out to-day whllo sho was
working for mo. and ordered It homo.
"Tho boy's waiting In tho dining J
room for tho money. I had to let him
In quietly with tho dress, because Mrs.
Hlatlicr wan sowing In tho front room
when ho came. If she had known I'd
gotten the dress, she'd have played me
some mean trick. She's Just tho sort
of woman that would delight to do 1
such a thing!
It Pays to Be Polite
By Sophie Irene Loeb
Oomlltit. 1K0. t7 laa ta IuUlAto Co. (Ifca Nw Tort Tmint World)
A TOEND of mlno drew my at.
f- tontlon to an act of politeness
shown by a hotel proprietor to
a soldlor man in tho matter of mak
ing him comfort -ahle.
Tho hotel man
seemed very much
fcmiutoody wrote to
his politeness. My
in tolling mo the
ntorv. "It mlcht
hMiKMuM encourage tho ho
tel man to bo poltto iira.n." And
New York's Half-Pound Baby
s s lui:
N A It 1) ,
In half of liaater
egg at left; a
doll is in Kastcr
egg at right.
This is tho most
graph of that
bo a tor, Miss
Now York's hulf
pound baby. Thu
young lady, who
resides with her
father and moth
er, Mr. and Mrs.
Louis ourset, at
No. ITJ Kast Ktli
Street, is now
six weeks old und,
lccordlng to her
clever nurse. Is "nrfu. ,
tho world u-its r""ur neuiwiy ano
'.. ?,th h0 Wrongest muscles
therein Is something for considera
As against thin, I was told recently
about a woman who arrived at a so
cial gathering. Shs was dressed vory
modootly and simply In comparison
to the other guetrts, who looked upon
tha woman as a poor relation of tho
host can. she wail left in a corner to
Somehow, lator In the ovenln, It
became known that this woman lias
(,Tat weal Ui and position, and all tho
rest, Thon everybody tried to "kow
tow" to ber, whereupon Bhe graciously
bid them adieu and departed, and did
not ootne again In their midst
Tho politeness that truly pays Is
that which comes spontaneously
I that which coraeo by forca of habit,
' For it Is a habit.
I it begins with the child.
A good Illustration Is that of two
sisters, friends of mine. They both
have children an4 when I visit these
families tho contrast Is most noted.
lessons learned In childhood have
a Btaylng quality, lly teaching po
liteness towards each other. It be
comes Innato with them and It Is un
necessary to call out "company man
ncro." When I visit tho other family, I am
constantly dismayed by tho mother
I continually prompting Uio children.
you eay?" ".-jay thank you." "Say
please," &a, &.C.
Thereforo polltonaas, like overy
thing clso, must bo explained to tho
If you appeal to their better side
. and make thorn respect each other
their drportmant becomes a matter of
every day. uney get used lo It. It
become second nature.
instinctively thoy becomo naturally
IN a distant erajwben the celluloid
output was made Into collars In
stead ot cinema scenes. Higher
Education was considered very
snappy and some thine beyond tho
reach of the mob.
In those fine days a rube would
node his farm to rhoot Ezra throue'i1
four years of learning, and a fond
popper would bo without watch
Homer means a pigeon Instead of a
poet But a stevedore Is also n guy
that always knows when his ship's
coming' In and Is there to meet It in
overalls. And whllo tho educated
duckling is trailing a Position, the
stevedore's unloading at L20 an
hour. All of which proves that edu
cation may pay, but not by the hour!
Working at a flat-top desk so
WHILE THE EDUCATED DUCKLlNQ 13 TRAILING A.POSITiON. THE
STEVEDORE'S UNLOADINQ AT 10 AN HOUR.
charms so tho son and heir mlsht
Thoso were tho days when $18 a
week put a guy In tho Upper Middle
Class; when you got something tor a
nickel besides tho wrong number;
and when nighcr Education was sup
posed to pay big dividends,
Onco upon a tlmo tho college
diploma was a skeleton key to more
kinds of success than Heinz had
Tar) c tics. It let a guy leave the halls
of learning for still greater hauls. A
guy that could prove 2 and 2 wcro 4
by algebra had moro glint to his fu
ture than tho zob that fell back on
liln Angers for proof.
Tho collegiate Clarenco that had as
many degrees as a thermometer was
booked solid to go up fasti Drains
were then regarded as an asset In
stead of a Ailing for tho skull.
To-day education Is all right so far
as It goes, but the higher It travels
tho harder It falls. A guy with a gen
eral education gets a corporal'o pay
to-day. A Johnny that's learned to
call signals for four straight 'varsity
years may mnko an excellent cab
starter, but he finds running a busi
ness Isn't much like scoring the six
winning points. After looking for a
swell Job. for sixteen mouths, tho col
leger decides that when stevedores
are scarce It Is folly to be wise.
A stevedoro Is a guy that thinks
longer means superior pay. To-day
It is foolish to be on tho lnsldo look
ing out unless you can look oat for
yourself! It's a lot better to bo on
tho outside looking In, provided
'you're a window cleaner, who Is cer
tainly well paid for his panes.
Now shampooing plate gloss may
secmuncuHured to a Bachelor of
Arts, but It's a job that gets steadlor
money than wiping the dost off ot
Virgil's poems. These days It's wages
that Juggle while salaries stay static.
Tho wages of sin afo the only oitei
that haven't Increased siheo the
unions yelled murder.
A cub that's whirling through col
lege now Is missing a lot ot 8-hour
days. There are no books ho goes
through faster than the old man's
checkbooks. So when Son is plastered
with an A. B. titlo ho represents four
gears' expenses and not much else.
By the tlmo Young sraarty has got
his degree, tho plambcr'a boob, who
was his classmate up to tho time ft
the high school commencement, hits
already Btored away tour years of
lead pipe .loot. Which means that
when the A. B. baby gets up on the
firing lino ho has a debit that's
longer than the Slwash cheer and a
tlgerl And he only has tho rest of
his lifetime to wipe It out! It
takes less than a plumber to figure
whothor higher education pays.
Servant Girls Beware!
You Face the Fate of
The Other Profiteers
Judge John R. Davies Threatens to Put the Law on
By Fay Stevenson.
Osmrlitt, 1M, fcr Tfc rnu rubUihlm Co. (n Nr Tork rntlns Worltf
SHUVANT girls who have been prof,
iteerlng had better take warning.
Tho goblins will got them If thoy
don't watch out I And the goblins In
this case will not be big, black crurre,
but big, ctalwart Judges In black gowns
and caps Uko Justlco John It. Davits
of tho Seventh District Municipal
Justice Davies announced his pros
pective iiervant-proutcoring crusade
I after ho had thrown out of court most
I ot tho 250 eviction cases on the duy'e
calendar. "Wc aro going to stop all
profiteering," declared ho. "tlrst wo
aro getting after tho landlords, and
nxt la turn will como tho servant girl
profiteers, and then shoo dealers, and
then tho dealers in flour."
But of courao It wan Justice DarltVa
polito without realizing It themselves.
Tins is true of adulUi as wrfl. Yon
can tell a polite person Immediately.
He does not have to think of being
polite, lie just is no to tho stranger,
bo tho most beaut r. ti.Uy ,tt " '
She will not rrirr.L. . . , 1 bis own home, with his own people.
: daily develoDmi-nr i- .ui V """""" prupiicmra conuurnuy. xicr , After an, mat is where true polite
new '"-vciuproint In a thing beautiful to see Stio now nh-hi nnn mnnl Um -.il., t.lU
a joy to sco it wherever It
Tho man who rlse3 to tive
.!.. a laa-v nrfl near. TfiA vmini- nArn
Vor Mrs. lllather hnn init "nd night ami 1 visit hrr mmuiiiIv v,,..,, Ju- hnm ,n h. ! who aids the ax-nd its he luuint. Th
spoiled tho two rW dresftas I irave her said thit If the storv of hrr wiffh -jr.ii tpp ui r,iM n.ruiv n..
, indlvldoal who com out of his way to
to maKeover. unt i dont dare say a'bne is fooling everybody, for her health . perfect"'
'""-'SJ? t , L Dw'' Ml" Jeanne, in the rwrht hand h.if of th. I.tw nr, u hr
Thrt, ulim ikying, I vux ity 4ofl. irhlch w.ljrh, erceUy th jane h.
" nW 'an rw. a th,ml fceauUful to see stl0 n(w weighs one pound I nes rea
' w,. '?H' "nd har fnco hfoinlDg roTind. her hands aro filling It is
t away hn.v.t t" . Arrowing roy. Sim i.r;w rr coinfonaWy In her little occurs.
;U Mrc. oasKet a temperature of li d-gr"". hfr molher watches ovr her day 1 a lady
belp a twwlldcred atnuicer.
Sn a word, polltmes is rhe
nt rewpect that cthVm th
crusade upon servant profiteering
whlili limplrcd mo to bombard him
"Yea, indeed, I'm on the trail of this
domestio profiteer and homo-wrecker,"
emphatically declared Justice Davies.
Ho stopped for a breathing spoil
at tho noon session. "I've had my
eyes on them for a long time and I
sometimes think that tiro servant
wlio cornea to your homo, demands
sixty or seventy dollars a month, de
clares Oho will neither do the wash
ing nor tho Ironing and flatly trtatos
what sho will do and what she
WONT is evon a worse profiteer
than tho old landlord himself!
"Of oourso sho has felt very llttla
of the 1L C. of L." I said. "Tho cost
of coal, Janitor service, plumbers
and carpenters' wages cannot bo her
wall when sho demands moro monoy."
"Uxactly." said Justlco Davies.
"Sho hasn't even as plauslblo an
ciciiao as tho landlord. Tho cost of
food does not affect her but rather
the master and mistress of tho house.
"I think that wo might brlnjr the
servant to tho same terms as tho
iiritlnnl. or even a llttlo less, ho-
I ,ti mi T tllftt fillf! all rAfillv linu
very little Incrensa In her owu per
sonal budget. I ttlrould Uko to sco a
law passed, and shall certainly do
everything In my power to introduco
rrach a law, to class servants as nrof
ttsenr wbo aek -oreBcxentat.
what tho regular old fashioned hired
"Then you don't bcllovo in calling
this now bora-servant a 'household
assistant,' talcing hor out auto riding
and treating her as a guest of tho
family rather than a worker?' I
Justlco Davies snapped his fingers
and scowled. "I believe In getting
one's money worth," was his answer.
"Housewives can nevr solve tha
servant question by calling their ser
vants 'household assistants,' hiring
tho washing outside and making fire
sldo companions ot them. Thoy
haven't solved It that way at all.
The fact of It Is, most of them aro
doing without help.
"There aro a few childless women
living In tiny apartments who still
'keep a maid.' They pay Just what
tho profiteering servant ot the day
asks, send out the laundry and eveu
allow these girls to wear their eve
ning gowns, but tbo truth Is that the
poor llttlo housewife who has thrtv
and four children Is making herself
in doing nil hor own work. Many
homes In the suburbs aro abandoned
r?-aun of Isejr of help, and th
oral run of home lite is not as smoot a
us it used to be.
"I consider this profiteering srr.
vant Just as much of a home wrr !.
as tha profiteering landlord." r.
ciudod J us tic Dtvttt. fend 1 03 liu