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THE EVENING WORLD, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 1921.
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A STRAW FROM CHICAGO.
THE Republican Party of Chicago represents
Republicanism in about the same measure
that the Democratic Party of New York represents
democracy. So perhaps it is not justifiable to con
sider the repudiation of Republicanism in Chicago
as a rebuke to Republican do-nothingism in Wash
ington. But in the decisive defeat administered to Mayor
Thompson's faction Monday the deciding power
was credited to the vote of the women.
In the November elections he women were more
Republican than the men. They even swallowed
Thompsonisni. If they have now turned on the
Thompson candidates it is a hopeful indication of
, independence. It should also be a warning to the
President and Congress to deliver the goods or
answer for results.
Every independent in politics is a menace to the
party in power which fails to live up to its pledges.
It seems that the press Is making almost too
much of the Invitation extended to President
Butler to address the meeting of the British Im
perial Premiers.
Isn't there just the possibility that tho British
Imperial Premiers want to ask President Butler
what he and the other thirty of the thirty-one
eminent Republicans meant when they pro
claimed that a vote for Ilarding was a vote for
the League of Nations?
THE LIBERTY OF THE PULPIT.
FOR arrant stupidity nothing in recent months
surpasses the action of the Pittsburgh Em
ployers' Association in moving openly to confine
the sermons and addresses of church pastors to the
subject limits of a so-called "neutral zone."
It is' no secret that employing interests have used
the power of contribution to church support to in
fiuence pulpit policies in many churches, but such
attempts have usually been surreptitious and under
hand. In Pittsburgh the attempt seems to have been so
open as to challenge resentment. The Ministerial
Union has been forced to act It had no alternative
but (o take the stand it did and defy the employers,
declaring "it our solemn duty and purpose to de
fend the liberty of the gospel."
It will be a sorry day for America if employers
are ever able to dictate to or from the pulpit. The
world ha suffered untold tortures in divorcing the
Church from the State. A union of the Church
and Capitalism would be calamity. This Nation
never will be willing to recognize the doctrine of
the Divine Right of the Employer.
"Who shall say what the future shall have In
store T" caks President Harding.
Certainly not President Harding, unless he
takes advantage of his opportunities to make the
future have In store what America will want and
can be proud of.
BOHEMIA AND BOURGEOISIE.
IN THE'war of words over the tea and talk shops
of "The Village," it seems strange that the de
fenders of Village virtue have failed to state the case
in terms of "economic determinism'' so dear to
the heart of advanced thinkers.
Economic determinism has explained love, war,
morals, the Constitution and style, to mention only
a few of its applications. Would it do less for the
actions of the Washington Square Association?
Why should the Villagers berate Sheriff Knott
and his cohorts as prudes when it is possible to ex
pose them as selfish and capitalistic?
Define the controversy on economic grounds and
we get something like this:
In the days before .the war Greenwich Village
. attained fame or at least notoriety as the home
of Bohemians. At that time the capitalistic owners
of property were glad to rent "studios" and "attics"
and smiled on Bohemia because it attracted tenants.
Then Capitalism. invaded the Village. The West
SMe Subway was opened. It transformed the Vil
lage from an out-of-the-way corner to a well-located
residential district convenient to the work places of
lower Manhattan and the play places in Longacre.
Bohemia attracts a certain following. But the
number of Bohemians, real, imitation and would
be, is limited. Since the advent of the subway,
owners of real estate in this section have been re
juvenating and modernizing (their property aiii
jacking up rents. More new developments are 'pend
ing, and owners are wondering whether 'there will
be enough Bohemians to fill the new space,
The Bourgeoisie and the Bohemians will not mix.
And after all, there are more Bourgeoisie than Bo
hemians. The Bourgeoisie can pay the higher rents
and collections will be more regular. So Bohemian
ism must go. Landlords arc selfish and have no
thought for the Higher Tilings of Life. They want
all the rent they an gel, and want it regularly.
They are selfish. The economic forces determine
jheir morality, as every Advanced Thinker knows.
u Therefore, the Village must become quiet and
decorous so that the Bourgeoisie can sleep nights.
Will any Advanced Thinker demur?
$2,000,000,000 SHORT?
ATTACKING the Army Appropriation Bill,
under which nearly $336,000,000 would be
spent on the army in the next fiscal year, Senator
Borah said in the Senate Monday:
"The President Is cognizant of the serious sit
uation and the Secretary of the Treasury has in
formed us that the only way to bring about the
relief which the President says is so urgent is
to cut Into the appropriations for the army and
nm'y. and unless we ran cut something out of
tbeso two Items there is no way to give the re
lief that is so necessary to the welfare of the
people of tho United States."
That is the A B C of situation which Senator
Borah says the President knows to be serious.
Is the President facing or funking it?
The answer is that th President's influence has
sidetracked a plan by which the three chief naval
powers of the world wrc to be brought into im
mediate conference on the questipn of reducing
naval armaments; and that he has rejected this
straightforward, practicable programme for a vague
scheme of inviting al1 nations to discuss all kinds
of disarmament a scheme which means on the
face of it indefinitercss and delay.
That is the difference between the Borah amend
ment and the kind of resolution the House is ex
pected to substitute for it because the President does
not want disarmament to get to the point of dis
arming. Meanwhile, the Senate appropriation of close to
$500,000,000 for the navy is to stand if the House
can be made to swallow the' $98,000,000 addition to
its own appropriation for the same purpose, and
taxpayers who were hoping for some concrete re
duction of armament costs will have to be satisfied
with President Harding's past eloquence in deploring
a situation lie does nothing to remedy.
Not only is the United States to set no example
in naval disarming but .it is actually to discourage
the disarmament movement among nations in gen
eral by keeping its own naval building programme
on an increasingly formidable and disturbing plan;
of costliness.
This appears to be President Harding's present
policy a; to disarmament and those "crushing bur
dens of military and naval establishments" about
whicii he made promises to taxpayers in his in
augural address.
If the President is as cognizant of the sitiration
as Senator Borah believes, h must be cognizant
also of predictions now freely made mat instead of
$4,000,000,000 to meet expenses for the fiscal year,
as estimated by Secretary of the Treasury Mellon,
at least $6,000,000,000 must be forthcoming to
cover appropriations of Congress.
How would a new Government loan of
$2,000,000,000. be certain to strike a country that
has heard so much economy pledged and preached
by an Administration which refuses to lift a hand
to cut armament costs?
Is the President cognizant of that?
Again, as la usual, Chicago's election was ac
companied by violence such as New York once
had. How long will It be before an organization
such as tho Honest Ballot Association, backed
by a healthy publlc'oplnlon, will put a stop to or
ganized riot at the polls?
Chicago Is big enough to grow up.
"Saying- It With Flowers"
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Ifb w Ycrk t:t.iln2 World, i
By John Cassel
Women of The Bible
By Rc. Thomas B. Gregory
CopjrlaM. l2l,br Hie Ptm PuMUMnxOo.
rn Nbw Yorli Ktmkit World).
THE LAST TTORD.
I From the Philadelphia Ledger.)
What Is the last word in the English tongue? The
compilers of the monumental dictionary begun In
1884 by Murray and the English Philological Society
lkive decided that for the present, at any rate, it Is
"zyxt." Tills, it seems, Is a Kentish dialect word com
ing down from the fourteenth century, and It means
"secst." The dictionary goes back to 1200 A. D.
You never can tell what the scientists will do to a
language. Whenever there Is a new science or when
there are new phases of an bid sclenco a family of un
familiar words clamors for admission to tho word
books. For a long time the lexicographers were con
tent to quit and be paid off when they had reached a
group of terms such as "zymology" and "zymurgy"
that have to do with the science of fermentation.
tfhen along came somebody with a genus of Indian
dragon-fly as a claimant for ilnal honors, and all the
other words In the dictionary had to rise in place
nnu mano oDeisance before the brilliant Intruder
zyxomma.
Now that the Oxford phllologians have made thl
hitherto conclusive Insect bite the dust, there will be
1 struggles of various arts and sciences to go the archaic
I Kentish interloper one better. What business has the
' fourteenth century to como "horning in" on the twen
tieth, anyway? How can we hope to Jazz up tho Ian
guage to suit the napper and the tired business man if
wo have to hark back to the obsolescent locution of
the century of Geoffrey Chaucer? "Zyxt" Is a heathen
word, anyway, it Is no word nt to bring up the rear
of a long and glittering cavalcade of language. It is a
poor fish to bring up from the bottom of n well of
English undefined. It sounds like the preliminary
hiss of a bottle of ginger ale. Such a word has no
right to x-iyt,
.
From Evening World leaders
What kind of a letter do you find most readable t Isn't it the one
that give you the worth of a thousand wordt in a couple of hundred
Thtre it fine mental exercise and a lot of satisfaction in trying
la tan much in a feus words. Take time to be brief.
"Ho nullylam."
To tfco Editor of Itw Ermine World
H. Walters wants to know how long
It has been a rule to bully our Gov
ernment to pass ropeal laws.
Let It bo known that this Fourth of
water could not do. Weie these beer
drinkers devil worshippers too?
Where do we "shamo the traditions
of our forefathers" when wo protest
a law not wanted by the majority and
only by fanatics?
ouoscnoer continues. -Anynnji
July parado hoan't the slightest ves- dn',aPRtltam ould" like Kcri
"ft ' Vi'Jti1110! Svge.Snts1eemsWqu!:,er To pu? thlaln
..... ,,. ..u.-, t,(1 Icttpr but nevertheless "Sub
narado will be composed of real, rod- o.iv,,. i . ; iirt.an
blooded Americans who do not have Xmcrican3 protest a law by parading
' uou nunjug lavuu "- on tno street and ask ror a license io
stead or Anderson have tried. 1 hold thn naradc thero Is little fear of
Its aim IS for the Unrevised Const!- , thnm tmirhlno r nhlMlnp thn flair of
tutlon of tho United States, whloh their beloved country that stands for
reads, "Life, liberty and pursuit of liberty, the thlnir thev are tryincr to
happiness," without the aid of official keep tho traditions of their fore
casters, created oy tno Aiuiion-uage fathers.
As for "liquor men being iiohinu
this." I would like to ask, Has "Sub
Ecrlber" any proof? Could not these
protestors of Prohibition put up a like
cry and flay "the Boft drink Indus
try was behind Volstead nnd the men
who overrode ox-President Wilson's
veto of the Prohibition Amendment?"
What rot for a person to write or ut
ter. A good American protests a law,
not by throwing mud or accusing
some outside source buti shows his
disapproval through the ballot on
Election Day, petitions, public meet
ings, parades and the like. "Sub
icrlbcr" mentions July 4 thus, "That
day of all days celebrating religious
freedom, the right to worship God."
it Is not onlv a celebration of rcllcious
ifroedom, but Is plso a day marked In
Ui'story where a poopie can navo per
ianal freedom ns well. "Subscriber"
may not Know mat me ueciarauon oi
jr.uopenuence reaas in pari n nn
ows:"We hold these truths to bo self
evident, that all men are created
equal, that they are endowed by their
Creator with certain unalienable
tights, that nmong these are ire,
LIBERTY and tho pursuit or uappi
pess. "
If we are to live up to the traditions
rf our forefathers, fnnntlcs or any
body else won t interfere with our
personal rights The "Women In tho
l arade" are protesting In the cause
of Personal Liberty In n good Ameri
can way. UUlJtSKT K. 11 A Llj.
act.
As for comparing this parade with a
red nag, do you recall tho prepared
ness parade? Was there any law
pusscd at that tlmo that stated It
should be held? No, ant furthermore,
this epistle Is wrttten by one veteran
who has not any "Isms" or does not
caro for any.
Wo havo weighed tho motive and
know that we are about to deprive you
and your Puritanical associates, tho
antl-saloonatlcs, of soft berths and
useless positions, that tho already
overburdened taxpayers of this city
may some day be able to make both
snda meet. JIM LBN N IE.
Richmond Hill, L. I., June 4.
Brnrbca at Brighton.
To the mitor oi Tt Errnkn World:
Recently I visited Brighton Beach,
and to my amazement found all tho
benches removed from the boardwalk
and In front of tho hotel. Tho end
was boarded up with a sign, "23c. ad
mission." Things are coming to a
pretty pass when tho people, who
can't afford cars arc denied the priv
ilege of a Beat on tho boardwalk. '
What's the reason?
BILLY MITCHELL.
Urooklyn, June 3.
Womrn In tlir I'tnilr,
to the Kditor of The Kitnlm World :
I would like to comment on "Wo
men In the Parade," signed by "A
Subscriber," which appeared It. Th
Evening World of Juno 3.
"Subscriber" undoubtedly Is a Pro
hibitionist, the wuy tho letter reads.
But Is somewhat of a humorist also,
Because an American citizen wish
ta to show her protest to a law
which deprives her of a personal lib
erty is no reason to brand her as
"degraded nnu lost to everyimng tnat
Is good and true ana pure," as "Muu
scrlber" docs,
"Subscriber" further states that
"they seek to desecrate and show that
they want liberty to worship the
devil." What a thlwr for a person to
write) Becauso a personal liberty has
been taken away irom me people who
were not heavy annKors or drunk
ards does not necessarily mean that
thev wore devil worah ppers. Un
doubtedly "Subscriber" never worked
In n stoel mill or as a laborer on the
street on a hot summer's day, when
a glass or beer give the worker new
strength and quenched his thirst and
put pew vitality In his system which
Itf-nt Mut Conir Down.
To tl Kditor oJTlic Ktcnlni World:
Before we can buy even of tho
necessities of life as we would like to
buy, rents must come down.
Tho biggest hogs on God's earth are
some of tho landlords. Wo arc a fam
ily of" four ono man's earnings to
supply all our needs and wo will not
buy except what wo positively need
until rents In Now York City como
down. There are many worso off than
we are. L. F. S.
Now York, Juno 3, 1921.
"From the Wlr,"
To tfct Editor of Tba Errnhu World:
I look forward with Interest, to
reading tho choice selections of prov
erbs "From tho Wlso" which appear
a fow times a week. I consider them
excellent and am sure there are oth
ers who enjoy reading them as much
as I do and who would welcome their
appcaranco each evening.
JENNIE GLABER.
New -York. June .!, 121.
UNCOMMON SENSE
By John Blake
(Con-rigU, 1921. by Jokn DllU.)
LETTING THE BOSS DO YOUR WORK.
By laziness, p ocrastination or by pretending to be
stupider than you are, you can get quite a good deal of your
work done for you for a while.
If the man above you is quick and competent he will
frequently get so disgusted with you that lie will snatch
a job out of your hands and do it himself.
No competent executive will do that, but you can count
all the competent executives of your acquaintances on the
fingers on one hand.
It will save you a good deal of trouble to have the
hard job taken away from you. You can devote your time
to doing the easy jobs at your leisure nnd in your own way.
You will probably congratulate yourself on having a
boss that is so skilful so much abler than you that he
can do all the hard work.
But the congratulation will be short-lived. In about n
year's time you-will discoyer that you enn't do anything but
the easy jobs which arc the poorly paid ones because you
never gave your mind any exercise doing the hard ones.
(A11 the opportunities for growth nnd fo'r progress were
in those jobs that were taken out of your hands. Maybe the
boss who took 'em away from you didn't need the mental
exercise, but the point is that he got it and you didn't. By
Iftting him take it away you got just as much out of the
game as a ball player would whose captain played his po
rtion every time there wns a critical stage in the game.
No matter what kind of work you hnve, a time is com
ing when it is going to become suddenly difficult. The im
portance ofn certain task will increase tremendously owing
to unexpected circumstances. ,
That is the time that is going to tnke your measure. If
you tackle that harder job and go through with it the chances
are. that you will do it well. It is presumed that you have
the training.
If you stund aside and let the man above you step in
you might ns well make up your mind that you arc going to
w ork for the same or less wages for the rest of your days.
For you have repudiated the chance to grow. You have
prod yourself a coward.
Some day we may write about the boss who deprives
.himself of competent help by insisting on doing everybody's
work for thehi. But to-day we nre writing about you.
If you are in the hubit of standing back and asking for
assistance every time an unusually hard jobtfomes along, get
out of it. You will become an assistance-asker all your life.
Assistance-nskers sometimes get assistance, but they never
get responsibility or good pay or respect or anything else
Hint makes life worth the while.
NO. 14 MARY MAGDALENE, THE
HERALD OF THE RESURREC
TION. The most Illustrious of iromen th
most Illustrious of human kind waa
Mary Magdalene, the Herald of tho
Resurrection.
To her was given the mission that
had never before been given to man
or; woman and that can never b
repeated througn all the ages to come.
She did her work so well that It
will never need to be done over again,
and she did It all alone. In her soul
burned the deathless, unconquorablo
love, and that lovo It was that tri
umphed over tho work of the High
Priest and the Procurator and brought
forth ihcr Master from tho tomb allva
again, grandly victorious over tho
King of Terrors!
Sco Mark xvl., 9, and John xz,
11-19, for the character of the debt
that mankind owes this -wonderful
woman, but for whom, it Is moro thaa
probable, tho Christian religion would
have speedily porished from the earth.
Listen to this, the most amazlns
statement ever made by mortal to
mortals (John xx, 11-19): "Mary waa .
standing without at the tomb weep
ing; so, as she wopt, she stooped and
looked Into tho tomb, and she behold
eth two angels In white sitting, on
at the head and one at tho feet, whora
the body of Jesus hud lain. And they
say unto her, 'Woman, why weepeat
thou?" And she said unto them, "Be
cause they have taken away my Lord,
and I know not where they havo laid
Hlra.' When sho had thus said, aha
turned around and beheld Jesus but
knew not that. It was Jesus. Jesus
said unto her, 'Woman, why weepest
thou? Whom' scekest thou?' She,
supposing him to bo tho gardener,
said unto him, 'Sir, if thou hast borno
Hlni hence, tell mo whero thou hast
laid Him, and I will take Him away.'
Jesus said unto her, 'Mary.' Sha
turned herself and said unto 11! in la
Hebrew, Mlabbonc," which Is to say
Teacher. Jesus' said to her, 'Touch
mo not, for I am not yet ascended to
the Father, but go unto my brethren
and say to them, I ascend unto my
Father and your Father ana to my
God and your God.' Mary Magdalene
cometh and tclleth tho disciples: 'I
havo seen tho Lord.' and that he had
said these things unto her."
There It lsl twenty centuries alter
Mary Magdalene gave It to tho world
and as It Is to-day so will it be for
twenty centuries to come.
Tno woman wun tno eternal, un
compromising love In her soul looked
Into the tomb and kept on looking
until sho saw her Lord olive again,
victorious over tho thing that men
call Death. LOVE can seo where all
else Is stone bund, and, visualizing nor
Dear Friend, Mary rushed away from
the tomb crying out from the depths
of her affection. "HE IS RISBNI-
and the great Festival of the Resur
rection, and along with It the Chris
tian religion, were secure for all time.
But for that one woman with tho
love that "belloveth all things" and
that "never falleth," the divine dream
of tho most irifted of all tho sons of
God might have faded away like tho
crimson and gold of the sunset, nut
the woman would not have It so; hor
love would not consent to tho death
of the Beautiful One. He Is risen!
He has conquered Death and lives
forever with God!
Ten-Minute Studies
of New York City
Government
From the Wise
Relfwade men arc most always
apt to be a little too proud of the
job. H. R. Shaw.
'The prbper confidant of a girl
Is her father. What she is not in
cllvrd to tell her father should
be -told to no one and, in nine
cases out of ten, not thought of by
herself. Ruskln.
Time is the greatest of all
tyrants; as we go on toward age,
he taxes our health, limbs, facul
ties, strength and features. J.
Foster.
The promised land is the land
where one it not, AmJel.
OowrltM, 121 , lv Um I'm riibtlafcln Co,
(Tin Now York Brantnc Wortd.)
By Willis Brooks Hawkins.
This is the seventy-fourth article
of a series dcnnlnp the duties of
the administrative and legislative
officers and boards of the New
York City Government.
BOARD OF STANDARDS AND
APPEALS.
When, In 1916, tho Legislature trans
ferred exclusive Jurisdiction over
building construction to tho Borough
Superintendents of Buildings It also
created the Board of Standards and
Appeals and the Board of Appeals to
adjust differences that might arise
between different departments having
jurisdiction over buildings and to con
sider possible variations from the
strict requirements of the law.
The Board of Standards and Ap
peals consists of thirteen members,
of whom six are appointed by tho
Mayor, tho others being the Flra
Commissioner, tho Chief of the Uni
formed Force of the Fire Department
and tho Ave Borough Superintendents
ot Buildings. Ono of tho appointed
members, who must be an architect
or structural engineer of at leant fif
teen years' experience, Is designated
by tho Mayor as Chairman. Of tha
other appointed members ono must
bo an architect, ono a structural engi.
neor and one a builder, each with at
least ten years' experience as such.
This board is empowered: (1) to
test materials to toe used In building
construction or equipment: (2) to 1n-
fvcstlgato conditions relating to tb
enforcement ot legal requirements af
fecting buildings; (3) to make rulej
for tho enforcement of these require
ments; (4) to make rules for the en
forcement of the Labor Law relating
to the construction or alteration of
buildings, plumbing, elevators, flra
escapes and tire alarm syatcms; (5)
to grant variations from the require
ments of this law where practical
difficulties exist, nnd (8) to recom
mend legislation.
The Board of Appeals, conaistlijj
of the appointed members of tho
Hoard of Standards and Appeals and
tho Chief of the Uniformed Force of
the Flro Department, is empowered
to hear and dccldo appeals from i.ny
order of a Superintendent of Build
ings, tho Firo Commissioner or the
Tenement House Commissioner in
matters coming under tho Building
Zone Resolution, or of the Labor De
partment as affecting buildings, and
to rovlcw any action of tho Board of
Standards and Appeals.
All decisions are published m a
weekly bulletin Ifumod by the board.
William E. Walsh (architect) Is
Chairman of 'both boards. His salar7
ip j,i)uu ii year, oincr appointed mem
bers receiving $10 per session. Tho
offices of both boards are on the ninth
Boor of the Municipal Building.

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