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Chauncey M. Depew Says We Are Telling the Old Jokes and Proves It
1 Jbvenmg World Ten-Second Movie of Big People in Action
cmhmi hpi nnii iwi wi nrji ijji yKtirjJs
UHffi HBiii nma rawn ranum mm mm i mrM vh
"There aren't any new stories.
Men tell mo 'the latest,' nnd It's
something' I roys tohi fifty
ARRIVE ATI A J. 10
First of 600 on Hand for Free
Clinic, at Which 110 Are '
At 1 o'clock this morning, with n
cold, northwest wind blowing almost
n pale, two cripples hobbled to the
vestibule of the Department of Health
Building, No. 505 Pearl Street. t
wait for Dr. Lorenz's clinic to ope-n
nine hours Inter. They wero the first
of moro than COO who kept arriving
until the doors wore opened at 9
o'clock. Only seventy-five cards hail
been issued but some fifty more i
had made appointments for examlna-
tions nnd wero admitted. Tho re
mnlnlng 600, most of them children,
wero sent away.
This was the second of the series
of clinics Dr. Lorenz has been hold
ing under the plan suggested by The
livening World. This provides for
free clinics at the Board of Health
Building In Manhattan Monday
mornings and In Brooklyn "Wednes
days. Tho patients came In all kinds of
vehicles; some In their private auto
mobiles, others In taxis, the majority
by subway, while many walked.
forae wero wheeled In baby carriages
mt wneei-cnairs. wnuo in not a lew
pases mothers literally carried
Grown-up children upon their backs.
(The crowd became so large that
thlrty-tfrve Department of Health po
licemen, under Lieut. Gleaaon, were
called to keep order.
Dr. Liorenz was assisted by Dr.
ilncob Sobel, Assistant Director of the
Bureau of Child Hygiene, and Dr.
Franklin B. Van Wart of the ortho
paedic division of Kings County Hos
Dr. Loronn was almost exhausted
when he had finished the examination
Of 110 patients. There were still
many left, but the aged Viennese
surgeon found It impossible to con
tinue. Dr. Royal S. Copeland, Commis
sioner of Health, and Dr. Sobel an
nounced afterward that hereafter tho
vulo that only seventy-five patients
-would be examined would be adhered
"Dr. Lorenz will break down under
tho strain of Buch largo clinics," said
Dr. Sobel, "and although he Is will
ing, to examine 100 each day we do
not bellovo he can do It without Im
pairing his health. Therefore wo
Hhall not permit more than seventy
rive aftor this to be presented to him.
Those who were disappointed to-day
will too seen Friday."
Dr. Lorenz will hold his next
clinic at Brooklyn Wednesday.
'HOUSE BLOWN BY GALE
INTO CREEK, INJURING
Habf) I,ent llnrt of All At Another
Jersey Town a Newly Completed
Home Is Toppled Over.
Three peror!a were injured when
tho four-room framo house of Samuel
Edgar In Edgar Road, Linden, N. J.,
u suburb of Elizabeth, was blown off
IU concrete foundation by the wind
into Linden Creok early to-day. Edgar,
his wife Elizabeth and their two-year-old
son, Edgar Edgar, were
thrown out of lied and covered with
plaster. Water came in from tne
sa the Elizabeth General Hospital
it was found tho father received a
fracture of tho rlgnt tnign, nis wue
a fracture of the right forearm and
tho child suffered from shock.
At Nutley the wind blew the two-imd-a-half-story
framo house under
-. .-tructlon at NO. 131 Bloomfleld Avo-
Its three-foot stone foundation,
kkusft was completed all but the
II decorations, which were to have
(tmmenced to-day. No one wm
CRIPPLES IN GALE
The pnn Trent ont of fashion
as a popular American Joke be-
canso peoplo made such bad
Joke Styles Never Change,
Says Dr. Depew, Admitting
He Tells Old
87 Years Old,
Marguerite Mooers Marshall.
Some things aro not what they used
to be. But tho trouble with our
Jokes. In Phm
, lhftt thcy ARB wJmt
be Just the same old jokes and not a
really new ono among 'em!
To ask Mr. Depow, ono of tho few
survivors of our Lost Legion of after
dinner wits and story-tellers, to dis
cuss the humor of the generations, I
Invaded tho office where, at a broad
shouldered, rosy checked eighty-
seven, he still does a full day's work
as Chairman of tho Board of Directors
of the New York Central Railroad.
with v. .,. j
high backed desk chair, sitting more
erect than many a man of half his
"Is the humor of to-day oqual to
the humor of yesterday?" I began.
'You have heard--and told at least
three generations of good stories. Are
the new ones wo exchange In 1921 as
good as tho old?"
Chauncey Depew shook his head
"There aren't any new ones," ho
sighed. "That's Juat the trouble. Men
come to mo with their hands over
their mouths" he illustrated the con
fidential pose assumed by the racon
teur about to "spring something"
"and thoy whisper, 'Havo you heard
tho latest?' And then" resignation
lay heavy on Mr. Depew's brow "and
then thcy tell me something I told
myself fifty years ago!"
"But you'vo told so many, Mr. De
pow," I protested. "To find a story
you haven't used must bo almost as
difficult as to find a political trick
Lloyd George hasn't turned. Ana
your memory goes baok bo far. You
heard Lincoln tell stories. By the
way, can't you recall a vintage story
of tho sixties tho kind of thing that
made peoplo laugh in those days?"
"Lincoln told a great many such
stories, but most of them are unprint
able," frankly admitted 'tho octogena
rian, who was "a young man In poll
tics" in Lincoln's day. "You see," ho
continued, Lincoln hated to argue. Ho
always knew why a thing should be
done, but he hated tho troublo of ex
plaining to those who couldn't see the
right course as quickly as he did. So,
Instead, ho made his point through
a funny story.
"I do recall one which he told to the
group of New York bankers who visi
ted him in Washington at a time dur
ing tho Civil War when it took three
paper dollars to equal ono gold dollar.
They wanted him to let some of tho
gold out of tho Treasury In order to
stabilize tho currency, but ho felt tho
remedy would bo only temporary nnd
then conditions would grow even
" 'You remind me,' he said, 'of
something that happened out In my
country, in Illinois much of the
wealth of the farmers Is In pigs. Ono
year a terrible disease broko out
among them, from which many died,
nnd tho farmers wero greatly put out.
Then a smart fellow came along and
said, "I'll tell you how to get rid of
that disease. Cut off the talis of your
" "Tho farmers did it, and, sure
enough tha dlseaso disappeared. But
next year It came back worso than
ever. And the pigs hadn't any tails!' "
I laughed and Mr. Depew smiled
like every story-teller of tho first
class, he never smiles until the Joko
Is out. Then 1 nsked him If ho could
supply a specimen of the humor of
the next decade, the soventlea.
"I do recall one ratner amualne lib-
tion put people out of tho mood
for funny stories. You can't Joke
at a funeral."
"New jokes are scarce because mod
ern conditions are nothing to joke
"Prohibition has done much to injure
humor. Wit and wine have always
as much in the telling of a
in the joke itself."
"The feminization of our life has cut
the vulgar joke. Nevertheless
that women have no sense of
tie incident during the Grant admin
istration," he observed. "Thore was
a man named Bedell, who wrote a
solemn, highly laudatory history of
Grant's career. One, night ho went,
with tho President, to Billy Birch's
m nstrel show, In ono of the Wash
ington theatres. As end man, Billy
r.... r.ii ,i.,i
"Billy Birch tiptoed down to tho alumni respectively of Yale and Har
footllghts, cocked his head on one vard. Choate brought Evarts to an
s de and looked directly nt tho White I alumni banquet, and when he rase to
House party. Then he turned to the Introduce his guest ho said that he
nudlenrfi nn,l remarked. 'Ah! I sco we I had never believed his old friend, it
have a hlss-torlan among us this evo
"That was tho Age of the Pun,"
added Mr. Depew. "Tho pun, along
with other heavv things, was a prod
Grant epoch, xh0 pu'n flnany went
out of fashion, as it popular Ameri
can joke, becauso people mane such
When wo come to the next decade,
tho eighties, Mr. Depew declared at
first that ho couldn't think of a typi
cal witticism. "I can't Just sit down
and spin off stories, one after the
other," ho complained, whimsically.
"There must bo some incaaoni iu
suggest them to me."
Since we had had a Lincoln story
and a Grant story, I mentioned
Cleveland as tho possible source of
some humorous yarn. "I never
heard him tell a funny story," de
clared Mr. Depow. "He was Just tho
opposite from Lincoln ho'd rather
arguo than make a Joko."
Then o, glint came Into the frostily
"I remember a etory I used to tell
myself, about that time," he admit
ted, "although I also told It earlier
and I'vo heard It later. About every
dozen years this story wakes up and
takes a new lease of life.
"It's tho story of tho fisherman who
was drowned, and whose Welifleet
mates wanted to break tho nows
gently to tho widow. They came to
her and explained that her husband
was no moro. adding that thev had
Tocoverod the body but feared sho
wouldn't get any great satisfaction
from it. You see, ma'am,' thoy
added, apologetically, 'he's all cov
ered with eels!'
"And then the widow kind of woko
up, and sho said to t.hosj fishermen:
Is that so? Set him again!'"
T. R.'s favorite story was another
of what might bo called tho mortuary
Jokes. Mr. Depow repeated It when 1
asked him for a sample of tho humor
of tho nineties.
"McKlnley," he prefaced, "never
told a funny story In bis life. Ho
hadn't got It in him. But Roosevelt
had a number. The ono ho liked best
of all camo from his ranch days.
"A lot of cowboys got together and
hung ono of their number for horsn
stealing. Then, after tho affair was
rill over, thoy found that tho victim
was Innocent and another man had
taken tho horses. Thcy had to break
tho nows to the wlfo of the man thcy
had strung up mil they delegated to
the Job their greatest diplomat.
"lie rodo up and knocked on the
dcor with his whip handle. When sbo
opened he said, 'Who are you?'"
" 'I'm Mrs. Brown,' sho answered.
" 'No, you're not, you're tho Widow
Brown,' he returned. Sho started to
" 'Yes, ma'am. It's true, ho went on
earnestly. 'Wo hung your husband
for horso stealing just u few houri
ago. nut ho was innocent. lie didu t
de It after all. And. ma'am, Hie joke's
on us.' "
I asked Mr. Depew what ho thought
of the limerick, which flourished so
abundantly lu tho lata nineUt and
'I can't remember tho Jokes
based on rrohibition. The subject
is so painful that the mind dis-
' misses It ns soon as possible."
the caily years of tho twentieth cen
Tho limerick was once a popular
fashion in American humor," he re
plied. "Its passing was due, I think,
to the fact that It was so easy to make.
I soon found out that after I got tho
hang of it I could make a limerick as
easy as 1 could think. Then I lost
interest in it. No. I can t even re
member any of those I made."
One of his own bon mots which
Mr. Depow did recall concerned a
widow who came to his office to get
his advice on the sale of a piece of
"I've been olTered a wonderful price
for It," she told him.
"Then, my dcar-rnadam, I should
ndvlso you to sell," ho replied.
"But if I hold it, everybody says
I'll get twice as much," she argued.
"Why, then, hold It," advised Mr.
"But I've got to sell it, because I
need the money!" she exclaimed.
"Then I said." Mr. Depew told me.
'my dear madam, you'vo made mo
chanea mv mind twice within three
minutes, and I don't like to change
mv mind. I am afraid you cannot. ei
any advice from me, for you hau
stiffened a conviction I nlrcady held,
that there aro two subjects about
i which I know absolutely nothing. One
of them is real estate tho other is
I Another modern story of which Mr.
' 'Derjow is fond is tho repartee ex-
changed by two old Wend- of his,
William M. Evarts and Joseph Choate,
Yalo man, would risk tho coats of his
stomach at a Harvard dinner.
"Evarts got up," Mr. Depew re
called, "and remarked that his friend
Choato was perfectly right n his sup
position. 'I wouldn't,' ho continued,
'risk tho coats of my stomach at a
Harvard dinner. When I go to a Har
vard dinner I leavo the coats of my
stomach at home.' "
"Why," I asked, "Is humor of tho
present day bo scarco an article lis
you say It is?"
"Tho times don't parmlt It," ho an
swered. 'Tho war, the intensity of
tho business struggle, high taxes. Pro
hibition all theso thlng3 put peoplo
out of the mood for funny stoned.
You can't Joko at a funeral unless,"
added Mr. Depow, with a twinkle,
"the transaction Is approved by tho
majority of those p'eseiit."
"Prohibition has done much to in
Juro humor, although I do not think
It springs from the heavy drinks, such
as whiskey and brandy. But wit and
wino have always gono together. Of
course, thero is a wholo new collection
of 1okes based on Prohibition. But I
can't remember any of them. The
subject Is so painful that the mind
dismisses It as soon as possioie:
"You spoke of high taxes as a deter
rent to huu.ir," I observed. "Yot
ever so many Jokes havo been founded
on the making out of the income
"Those aren't Jokes," denied Mr.
Depew. "Those are shrieks of pain
"How do you deflno a really good
loke?" I asked of tho man who has
made so many. I
"A Joke," he replied, "must be ab-
solutcly natural, must spring out of,
tho Immediate circumstances but it
must have a snapper. There's as much
In tho telling of a Joke as In tho Joke
Itself. Some peoplo don't prepare for
It properly; on tho other hand, I'vo
seen many a good Joko lost In Its
"As to the best subjects for Jokes,
so.x is eternally fitting. Then come
nny subjects of Interest at tho mo
ment at this moment, for example,
Prohibition and high taxes. In pol
itics, a good Joko is ono which deals
with tho personality of your opponent
or with tho weakness of his politics.
A good Joke Is never unkind.
"Ilumor has not only grown less in
modern times," summed up Mr. Di -pew,
"it has grown less broad. The
vulgar joke has gone out. This
chango Is due to the feminization of
our life; tho presence of women In
nolitics nnd on so many occasions
which formerly knew them not.
Novnrthele.ss. I deny tho charge that
women havo no hoiihu of humor."
I l mi you ueiiru U.UI, an wuriu
conditions Improve and wn can take
lifi- less seriously, humor onee moru
will come hack to us?" 1 asked Mr.
lifpfw hopefully, as 1 rose to go
I He thought for a moment. Then lie
answered with a smile and a shako
of the head, "It'll all depend on the
Ani'ci Gabriel." .
"Jokes an the milking out of
the incomo tnx arc not jokes nt
all but shrieks of pain and
ILIVES IN STABLE,
SAFETY PIN BANK
Ozone Park Recluse Forced in
Court to Reveal Secret
Deeds and Money.
William G. Mohmian, thirty-live, a
recluse of Ozone Park, was taken to
the Supremo Court to-day under es
cort of Deputy Sheriff Jacob Haas,
after hnvlng refused to respond to an
order to be examined In supplementary
proceedings In two actions agalnnt
him. Compelled to answer questions,
be testified to tho ownership of two
pieces of property at Hackaway Road
and Martin Street, valued nt $11,G00, to
having $4,000 In one bank, nearly $100
In another and $300 worth of Liberty
bonds, to collecting $98 a month In
rentals and to getting $1C0 year
from his father's estate.
Then he said that he lived In a
stable on his property. It being too
expensive to llvo In one of his houses,
for which he gets $22 a month, and
that his living cost him in tho neigh
borhood of $1 a month. When or
dered to gtvo tho location of his
property, ho removed three big safety
p!ns which held closed a Melton over
coat, which onco had been a fine gar
ment, then detached six moro safely
pins, opened a capacious pocket and
pulled out a bundlo tied with a news
paper. Removing seven rubber bands from
the package and approximately ten
yards of string from tho newspaper,
he brought to view tho deeds and
papers required, together with his
Liberty bonds. The open coat re
vealed a thin summer suit of olive
green, surmounted by a heavy woolen
scarf. He wore a pair of army shoes
which had seen better days and at
his feet reclined a battered old camp,
Tho actions agatnBt him wero
brought by John 11. Offenfort and
his wife, Christine. The claim sot
up by them was that they entered
into nn agreement with Mohrman
last March to buy his two pieces of
property at Ozone Park, ono for $6,500
and tho other for $0,000, and had
bound tho bargain with a deposit of
$250 on each parcel. This money and
all expenses thoy were put to ho was
to return to them In tho event that
his wife, from whom he was separ
ated, rofuso to sign deeds to tho
projerty. She refused, and then, it
was brought out in tho suits, he re
fused to turn back tho money.
"You llvo in a stablo.' Moorman
I was asked.
"I llvo in a stall," ho responded.
"Sometimes I rent the rest of tho
stable as a garago or a plumber shop
for seven dollars a month. Some
times they call It tho garago and
sometimes the plumber shop."
When he was tying up his bundle
of deeds and bonds, Mohrman grum
"Now that thoy know where I keep
my stuff, I hope thoy won't steal It
When asked If he had a wlfo, he
said ho wont through a ceremony of
marriage but had repudiated It a 'ong
MRS. RAIZEN WILLING
TO COMMIT SUICIDE
Snyn slir.'ll l?nl Own Mfc If Vlo-
llin'n Wliluw Wlaliea.
Mrs. Lillian Itaizen, slayer of Dr.
Abraham OUckciteln, has begun to
uhniv slrns of remorse, keepers at Hay-
mon(j street Jail said yesterday. She
ha)1 tolll warden Honeck she Is ready
. . ... . Daymen, for the-OnO
nho took, and
tf tho physician's wife
Is willing to commit
snys so she
The woman 10 tiao mid tl" warden
shu Is expei icnciug a feeling of freedom
from Dr. CJIickMeln's power for tho first
time, one nf nam nis voice over ma
telenhone rcenesented an lrresltlble
power that held her completely.
H UES HIS ROLL IN
"A pood Joke must bo abso-
lutcly natural, but It m.hayo a
snapper and It mnstn't bo lost
In Its scenery."
"NO SANTA CLAUS,"
SAY BANDITS WHO
TAKE $490 FOR POOR
Waylay Christmas Worker Who
Had Raised Fund to Buy
Coal and Food.
CHICAGO, Dec. la.
Two Chicago bandits who don't
bolievo In Santa Claus to-day havo
In their possession $490 that had
been raised to provide Chrintmas
cheer for needy families of South
Patrick H. Moynlhan, member
of tho Illinois commerce Cortimls
sion, who for tho last ten years lias
taken up a collection to buy coal
nnd fosd for tho poor of that quar
ter of tho city, attended a meeting
lost night at which $490 was raised.
Whllo en routo homo ho was ac
costed by two men who demanded
"You don't want this money,"
argued Mr. Moynlhan. "It's a col
lection for tho poor kids out hero
who aro hungry nnd cold. I'm
South Chicago's Santa Claus."
"We don't believe in Santa
Claus," said tho robbers. v
Moynlhan handed over tho
CIGAR STORE ROBBED
AS CROWDS PASS
Bandits Force Clerk Into Rear
Room and Steel 215
Whllo hundreds passed and a groun
of men stood talking in front two
bandits armed with revolvers en
tered tho United Cigar Company's
store at No, 440 Amstordam Avenuo
at 81st Street last night and after
forcing Louis Coleman of No. 1829
Seventh Avenue, tho clerk. Into a rear
room, took $215 from tho safe and en.
Coleman was alono when the ban
dits, whom ho described as young
men, cmcrea, ana drawing revolvers
ordered him not to mako an outcry
and to keep his hands up. Whllo ono
rooDcr watcnoa tho door the other
backed Coleman Into a rear room and
kept him covered.
One bandit opened tho safe under
the counter and took $215 from a
drawer, overlooking $200 In a cigar
dox in a corner or tno safe. Warn
ing Coleman' to "keep quiet for five
minutes," tho bandits walked out tho
front door, mingled with tho throng
and disappeared before tho clerk's
cries attracted a crowd.
WOMAN FOUND GUILTY
OF KILLING GRANDCHILD
ADRIAN, Mich., Deo. 19. Mrs.
Matle Kirby, prominent State temper
ance workor, accused of manslaugh
ter In connection with tho disappear
ance of her nameless grandchild, was
convicted In Circuit Court here
The Jury reached its verdict early
Saturday evening, but upon Instruc
tion ,of Judgo Burton L. Hart, tho
finding was sealed and withheld until
court opened this morning.
STALLED TRAINS MADE
Thousands of Drooklynltcs were de
layed In reaching tholr Munhattan ottl
ces this morning becauso ot a stalled
uptown train at the Bowling Green sta
tion Just before 8 o'clock. Motor trou
ble was the cause, and the stalled train
had to bo pushed uptown to the barnj.
lntcrboroiiKh officials said the train
was stopped only six minutes, but trains
behind were moving slowly after the
stalled train had been started, so the
' delay to some inun umni passonsers
I was as much as twnty minute.
TII1U3I3 1IHI-D IN niUKT OP AITO.
Thomas Moyna of No. S73 Columbus
Avenue. Martin Burke of No. 77 We.tt
101st Street, George 'ands of No. 45 J
Ht. Nicholas Avenue and John D7T
of No. 2076 Eighth Avenue wero held In
$1,500 ball until Dec. SI by Magistrate
; Ivinc in w-si hmc coun lo-uay on uio
charge of Detective O'I.eary of Chief In
spector T.ahc n stalT 'hit they kne
r.rnethlnK "f Ihr thuft nt his 13, Mm
fti.tntiiiibllc fii.in in front uf No 4'JS
'riti.il I'ark Vi.i I'Mnn i nlmh'Vv
,i)'lary saw i, 'n ti K- l into the ur
and drive awuv with it and ho ques-
Itionfd Uio four young men who wore
standing acrais tho street, apparently
IwatchlnE the house.
"Tho best subjects for Jokes aro
sex and any topics of popular in.
tc rest nt the moment. A good v
joko Is never unkind."
Utica Corporation Counsel
Makes Sensational Charge Re
fore Conference of Mayors.
William R. Goldbas, Corporation
Counsel of Utica, who is a Republican
serving under a Republican Mayor
of that city, sprang a sensation nt
the opening session to-day of the
conference of Mayors and Corpora
tion Counsels In City Hall, when ho
charged that Republican Stato Chair
man Gcorgo A. Clij;nn and the Repub
lican Stato Committee aro working In
tho Interests of tho telephone com
pany. Tho stenographic report of Mr.
Qoldbas's charges Ms, in part, as
"In connection with tho present tel
ephone rato caso now before the Pub
lic Service Commission I say that the
commission Is aiming to help Gov.
Miller in his next candidacy. I say
tho Republican Stato Committee Is
endeavoring to Influenco men who are
representing their constituents before
the I'ubllc Service Commission, and I
say that Chairman Glynn of tho com
mittee Is in attendanco at times In
ante-rooms at hearings boforo tho
Public Service Commission In an en
deavor to Influence some of tho Cor-,
poratlon Counsel of tho stato in nn
endeavor to help, the public to bo
mulcted and assess rates that arc be
yond tho actual returns that should
bo given by tho telephone company
on Its property used and useful In the
public servlco In tho State.
Tho conference was called for the
purpose of forming a home rule lenguo
for protection against mandatory
legislation and bosslsm by the so
called "Xarmcr legislators." It was
called to order toy Mayor Hylan, who
read a long speech.
One of tho salient features of the
Mayor's address was his suggestion
that ho "would recommend the adop
tion of a constitutional amendment
granting the cities tho right to own,
operate and control their public util
ities and to purchase or take ovor by
condemnation existing valuable util
ities." Tho Mayor declared with emphasis
that the Public Servlco Commission
and similar regulatory Stato bodies
"should bo put out of office immedi
ately." Other Important points made by tho
That responsible local officials In
each city bo vested with power to de
termine what Is a fair and reasona
ble rato for a public utility for that
community. This would apply to tel
ephone, gas and eloctrlc rates and, of
course, car faros.
That tho question of teachers' sal
aries be decided by tho cities paying
those salaries, and that salaries
should not be mandatorily Imposed by
That a constitutional amendment bo
adopted making It necessary to trans
mit to the Mayor any legislative bill
affecting ono or moro counties Includ
ed within the boundaries of tho city.
That there is Justification for "in
si -.ting upon the Legislature reducing
tut- State's expenditures so as either
to eliminate the direct tax or by get
ting revenue elsewhere to cover the
The Mayor smazed his audience
when ho launched a vitriolic attack
upon what he tcrmod "an educational
ring within the school s!cm of hi -clt
' The Mayor d! 1 not rcwu.
i'u ,i riine' iTf th'3 "ring," lea.
Ing his hearers to speculate for them
selves. Ho said:
"An educational ring within tho
OF LOBBYING FOR
"Humor has grown less broad
In modern times. The Tul&nr
Jokri hag gone out, owing to tho
Influence of women."
school system of this city Is cora-3
posed of a group of llourbons, super,,
unnuatod Individuals who aro de
termined to force the educational de
partment to travel with blinders on'
Its eyes along tho samo old rut of
years gone by, and any suggestions,
for improvements aro sternly re
pressed. Some new nlcod, abreast or '
tho times and with modern Ideas", s .
badly needed If our school system la
to be placed on n healthy basis."
Concerning his proposed ousting of
Public Service Sommlsslons, ttiA-'
Mayor said: i.
"Tho rates for services of public ,
utilities should bo controlled by local '
conditions. For Instance, a rnte fo'l""
telephone servlco which might be np
pllcnblo to tho City of New Yorls
might be totally unfitted for Olean
and vice versa. Therefore, let the r1-"
sponsible local officials in cncli city
bo vested with tho solo powqr to de-
tcrmlno what Is a fair and reasonab'.o
rato for a public utility for that con -muhlty."
In touohlng upon education, tie -said
Tho present system of dlvldcil
power nna responaimuty ror cauca-
tlotMl expenditures ten us to extrava
gance and is both unsound and un.j
workable. This Is a complaint coin-.
mon to a mujorlty-of tho cities of, our
"One possible solution would bo o '
place In tho hands of those held it-H
sponsible for tho raising of funds for
educational purposes the full control
ovqr. tho schools and school appro-
prln'tlons. "If the tax Imposed for
pulillc school purposes were mado ar
sepnrato tax. then tho taxpayers
would know how much Is being con-1-trlbuted
unnually for educational par
Vrr.0 Mayor argued that one of lh
greatest problems was whether tho
peoplo or tho public utilities nnd thV'
railroad. and their political agents In
bjth parties shall run tho State. He
said thero have been indications dur:
Ing tho past year that homo ruld In'
cities wlU bo completely wiped out'un-"
less preventive measures are takm.
The Mayor compared Increases in."
city budgets with thoso In State bud-..
gets in 1914 nnd 1921. He said in"
1914 tho State's appropriation was
$17,899,527 und in 1921 $U5,79i? 09J. -uij
Increaso of 204 per cont., wlisn'n'
tho city's budget was $192,995,55 In
1914 and roso to $345,530,039 In 1921.
nn Increase of only 79 per cpnt. th6 "
Mayor argued. '
joiii.i:ss, ami, kills sklf. .
Miss Nessle Mussa, twenty years old.",
killed herself with gas to-day In fief"
room at No. 101 West 4Sth Street. Shy
was despondent becauso sho had been
out of work for three weeks. She ha l '
been discharged as an embrodered in a
nhop at Fifth Avenuo and 17th Street..
The girl had been In this country for two
years, coming here with her father, v.-KV'
had been a telegraph operator In th-'
palace of the Sultan nt Constantinople
until the end of the war.
Voltaire, the great philoso
pher.and Buffon.the eminent
naturalist, drank a great deal
of coffee, '"'
To which habit is ascribed 1
the wonderful clearness ia
everything the former wrote,
As well as the harmony and
warmth which pervade the. "
style of the latter.
Clearness, harmony and
warmth they still are found "
in the mellow coffee served
at CHILDS, ,;
And Its Issmiai frxraato
till intpU M lh mind to rsoaU '
All "Lost and Found- artlelwi'
earortlsml In Tho world or Mporte.t
to "Loat and Found Bureau. Room
103. World Dulldlnr. Kill ba listed
for thirty days. These lists can tx
n at any of Tno worm's Offloos. ,
"Lost ana round" advertisements
can be left at any ot Tho Word's
Anvertlslne Arenclcj. or can DJ
telephoned directly to The World.
Call 4000 Heekman. New York. er,.
Erookljra Oftic. 4109 H1"
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