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First to Last?the Truth: New??Edi? torials?Adver t tsement? *U<?A? of th? Audit !'ur*4ii of ClrcuuUon?. MONDAY. AUGUST 8, 1921 Owa?d by New Tor? T-ihune. Inc.. a N?w Tort Corporation. PubUabed dAUj o,;.1f-:! KeM. rrra! **<:t; O. Vemor Rose-v Vlce-Preeldent ; Helen R?t?r? Held. Seerettrv. U. B ll?ifl?l.l. T-reaaurrr. Addreii.. Trthune Butldlr.s, i%? Nassau Street. New if?*. Veiepb?u?^ Ueeluran 300*. . SrB5C3trPTiriN RATES ? t*t nill, including Poatiun?. IN TUB l"MYia> f-TATKS. (hi? Sli <?M Et Milt ro?tp*liJ. Tear Mouths Mor.tTt. Pil> iufI Sc:fJ?.$12 00 $6.00 $100 On? weit 30c. D?ily only . IB.?? $00 M On? weok, 23c Mr.i!sy out? . 40? ?05 .4? Sunday only. Canada. ?00 ?.S5 .IS FOUK1UN RATES Pally Mil Runday.$.'fi 00 $13.30 $*.4? Pilly only . 1*4(1 ?70 1.45 Bmidey only . 9 75 6.12 .,"? fcter-ed it tb? ;.,??,. at New Tor* as teocrod Claw Mill Matter, GUARANTY Veu e?n purchase merchandise advertised In THE TRIBUNE with absolute safety?tor It dissatisfac? tion result* In Any caso THE TRICUNE guaran? ty*? to pay your money bsolt upon reques?. No red t*e?. No oulbbllnf We malio (J??d promptly IT in? advertiser do*** r??t. MEMBER OF THH ASSOCTATET? TRESS The Associated Tr??s 1? ?xcltutrely enUt'ed to *.i.? us? for rev'iMVsUon of All tiens .llspit.-tvw ?fed'-?! K> I* ?r not otherwise cre..lite<l In this Plier, and also th? local ?ewe of spontaneous ?iTel-. publiait?! herein. AU rl?-h;s of repubTcaUno of all other ns-Attor berr?n aleo are resorre?. ? One Issue?Hylanism As a lawyer and a jurist, County Judge Reuben L. Haskell, of Brook? lyn, is familiar with the le.cal proc? esses through which the Eighteenth Amendment had to pass before it be? came a part of tbo Constitution of the United States. As a lawyer and a jurist he must be aware that if the Eighteenth Amendment is to be re? pealed the same processes must be invoked anew. Were it otherwise, were it possible for the President or tbe Governor *j*f the state or the cbief magistrate Of this municipality to say, "Suspend this law or that, for I do not ap j4*rove it," this would be a govern? ment of men and not of laws. It "Would be an intolerable thing. The ?yery thought of such a condition, we are certain, is as abhorrent to Judge 'Haskell as it is to The Tribune. ' So it is that we find it impossible to follow the reasoning which leads him to proclaim his entrance as a candidate for Mayor in the Repub? lican primary of September 13 on an anti-prohibition platform. As? suming by the wildest reach of the imagination and for the sake of ar? gument his election as chief execu? tive of the municipality, he would be compelled to enforce the prohibition law. Failure to do so would be fol? lowed by impeachment just as cer? tainly as a misfeasance or malfeas? ance committed by him in his pres? ent office. f .., The judge was elected to the bench on this false issue of prohibition. How many voted for him believing that through him in some mysterious Va7 repeal would be achieved? He ?has not repealed it nor, we are sure, "held back his hand in its enforce? ment. ?; To lead people to believe prohibi? tion to be the issue or an issue of the campaign now forming to put an end \o the misgovernment of Tammany Hall is to delude them. Tammany laughs in its sleeve as it looks on "from Fourteenth Street and Good Ground. It knows that the issue is not prohibition. It knows that the issue is Hylanism. More than that, it knows the tactical advantage to be had out of a divided opposition. -Thus has it returned to rule and to rain time after time. With Jud?ro Haskell arrayed against his own party's candidate,; and with Mr. Fiorella La Guardia ; 'and Mr. William M. Bennett sniping | at him from the woods, has not Tam? many, for the moment, occasion to snaile? . Let it ?smile while it may, for we are of the opinion that the intelli? gent Republican voters and the in? dependent Democrats enrolled with them will do their duty on Primary Day. , . "The enrolled Republican voters will not be stampeded or bam? boozled," says Senator Charles C. Lockwood, the candidate for Comp? troller. "They know perfectly well "that the is?uc of the campaign is the ?displacement of the Hylan admin? istration. Prohibition cannot be dragged in by Judge Haskell or any one ebe." We share Mr. Lockwood's faith. Pour years of Hylanism and Hearst ism and Hettrickism and hyphenism forbid their being led astray. Back in Wall Street *" There is a typr* of investor that Wall Street regards B3 a financial f weather vane. He is the "infrequent, investor." Perhaps he might mere accurately be called the "unemo? tional speculator," for he never is aroused by the mere spectacle of ris? ing or falling prie*11?. His practice is to buy when buying is unpopular? ???hen, as the saying goes, nobody "5'ants stocks. He sells when nearly J?yerybody else ia b'jying. ** His last appearance in force was & the early fall of 1919, just before the great post-war boom collapsed. Then he brought neat bundles of previously accumulated securities to his broker, sold them and went into retreat with the proceeds. There he has remained ever since-?that is, ? until the last week or two. Now, the brokers ?ay, he is back in the Street again. But this time he is busy exchanging his hoarded funds 4'>t stock certificates, When he has bought all ha wants he will go Into retirement again, to wait in his un? emotional way for what he thinks Is M, good time to sell, That is what is meant whan the financial page? re port that stocks are going "out of the Street." All of which may or may not be very significant. Usually the "in? frequent investor" is right. It looks as if he were. Our South American Trade That which was feared and against which innumerable warnings were uttered, in our South American trade is apparently coming to pass. We are again yielding ground to our oldtime rivals. It is true that business conditions in those countries are generally bad. But this is not surprising. South America is simply suffering from in? fluences which are unfavorably felt throughout the world. The feature of the case which should give us concern is that in these untoward circumstances United States trade seems to be suffering more than that of other countries, and to be displaced by European and particularly by German trade. Thus in Argentina few American salesmen are now to be found, and some Amer? ican branch houses have gone into liquidation. Incidentally, German goods are being sold at from 20 to 75 per cent less than American goods. In Brazil German trade representa? tives are active, while important American concerns are closing their offices. In Peru our trade commis? sioner advises suspension of all ef? forts to sell goods. During the war there was an enor? mous increase of American trade with those countries, the major part of Germany's coming into our hands. Numerous warnings were then pub-1 lished of the extraordinary efforts which Germany and other European countries would make to regain their trade after the war, and of the im? perative need of special efforts on our part to hold what we had gained. The opportunity befor? us was the greatest that we had enjoyed in that quarter since that which wc flung away in 1824. To what extent those warnings were heeded cannot be said, but it is obvious that whatever action was taken upon them was in? efficient. It is no small thing that we are losing. Men have been giving far more thought and attention to the rehabilitation of German and even of Russian trade than to South America. Yet our Russian trade at best was a picayune affair compared with that with South America, and even that which we had with Ger? many before the war was much less than that which we have since had j with South America. In 1913, the last year before the war, our exports to Argentina were more than twice as great as those to Russia, and those- to Brazil were 60 per cent larger than to Russia. Our exports to South America were scarcely half as great as those to Germany, but our imports from the former were much greater than from the latter. In 1918 we imported from Argentina i much more than we ever did from i Germany, while our imports from all I South America wero nearly three 1 times as great as they ever were from Germany, and our exports to those countries were, very nearly as \ (?treat as those to Germany when at I their peak. There is no part of the world the j markets of which are better worth j our cultivating than those of South ! America. To permit ourselves to bo forced down into second or third place would be strangely discredit? able to American enterprise. Not So Musty The law is not so musty in prac? tice these days as the scoffers would j have us believe. A Circuit Court j judge in Oregon ruled out as a rea? son for divorce a woman's charge that she was obliged to go to work because her husband did not earn enough for them both. Said he: ? "There is nothing in the theory that a woman should not work if she isn't raising a family and is physi 1 cally able. That old belief doesn't I go any more." There is real feminism, the more i remarkable because it proceeds out of the mouth of a judge. Hitherto : the courts have been inclined to up? hold the weak sisterhood in its de? mand that husbands must support ; them, irrespective of children. This ? smashing of sacred precedent, should ; it become general, may put marriage 1 on that independent basis that fem? inists have long been preaching, where each party to the contract ; will contribute to the financial sup? port of the home. It may even presage a new economic standing for . the wife while her time and talents ; are occupied in bringing up the chil ; dren. Certainly it should aid in the equality of women and men in busi j nesa and industry. A married i woman, for instance, could not be paid less for the same work on the theory that her husband helped to support her. Carrying the theory . still further, the daughters of a fam? ily of the new era would be expected to be as entirely self supporting as . the sons, thus demolishing one of the pet arguments against equal pay i<>r equal work that still persists in some quarters as regards women. For instance, the Pritish House of Commons has passed a resolution that after a period of three years women shall be admitted to the civil service. The rosolution is quite clear that the same conditions and regulations shall apply to the women as to the men, except in the matter j of remuneration. During the tran? sitional period before tho law goes into effect the question of equal pay will be reviewed and a decision ? reached. And so it goes. There may be ; some who will not like the inevitable future status of women. With old j prejudices will also go the privileges j that belong to dependence. Idleness among women will one day be con? sidered as deplorable as it is now among men. Settling the Unsettled With rather studied innocence, Premier Hara of Japan remarks i that he does not believe that such "settled" questions as Shantung and Yap will be included in the sub? jects to be discussed at the coming conference. Thus summarily dispos- j ing of two long-disputed subjects, he is in apparent contradiction with the report from Japan that the Japanese are most anxious to settle questions I at issue between this country and Japan. But the contradiction is encourag- i ing. It enables us to think that j Premier Hara does not really think ! Yap and Shantung are settled mat? ters, and thus is willing to go to work to transfer them from the "un? settled" to the "settled" group be? fore November 11. This will smooth tho way for the main purpose of the conference and at the same time de? prive the trouble-makers in the press of both countries of the opportunity to incite hostility. Some American papers have so far outdone the Jap? anese jingoists in stirring up hatred and distrust. For them unsettled ! issues are renewed opportunities for making trouble. Their purpose is j to make war in the Pacific. The ! object of the coming conference is to i insure peace. Dover Straits Memorial A correspondent suggests that a more appropriate site might be found for the Dover Straits Patrol memo? rial than the one the city has allot? ted at the North River end of West Eighty-sixth Street. There is merit in his objection that "the foot of West Eighty-sixth Street, which is backed by modern apartment houses and fronted by the high ground of Jersey, lacks the environment suit? able to this obelisk." Is there not some place on one of the shores of the Narrows, or, better still, perhaps, on the highlands of Staten Island, where the shaft could be mounted to be seen of all sailor men as they come and go on the sea's occasions? It is not a landsman's nor a riverman's memorial. It is to commemorate the work of men who belonged to the deep sea and who were true to it, and who, that others might live, lay them down in its bosom gladly and valiantly when the summons came. So the place for it to stand is in the sight of ships, in tho very pres? ence of the sea, a range mark of in? spiration for the restless salt-water childran. We feel it would seem lost and lonely elsewhere. Washburn Arrives Our fellow-townsman Watson M. Washburn on the Casino courts at Newport badly dislocated the olTicial tenni3 ranking. To have taken the measure of William M. Johnston and Richard Norris Wiibams, who arc pegged as second and third best, is a capital feat for a player not rated in the very first flight, it is the more l remarkable since Washburn has j plodded along for years with a I steady,' stodgy game just good | enough to make it interesting for the brilliant masters of the racquet. And now when it's time, according to ten? nis precedents, for him to fade out he begins to strike sparks. A brave model for all classed as middling good ! What of the approaching cham? pionship at Germantown? The recent surprising upsets make prediction futile. Vincent Richards has bca?en the title holder, Tilden, with ease, and defeated Williams, who, on a second meeting, demolished Rich ? ards. And then Washburn had his , field day with Johnston and Wil ; liams. There should bo a merry tus ? ?Die between these five men. And no j body knows how many dark horsm I may be grooming. Living to. Wear A hat a month is an essential for the woman who claims to be well dressed, according to an announce? ment from milliners in convention at Chicago. Pe her clothes of the latest style, be her hair dressed according to the last shriek of fashion, her ef j forts will be futile if nullified by ! July's hat worn when the calendar ; decrees it to be August. The reason? The swift change of I style, the fickleness of popular taste, j or of what milliners decree shall be \ the popular taste. "Nothing changes so rapidly as a hat," remarks one of ! them, according to The Poston Globe. "A hat is not in style more than a month." The hat of yesterday is out of date to-day, and will be prehis? toric to-morrow, but with a hat for each month she can manage to avoid being hopelessly behind the times. What an awful struggle for ex? istence face. the would-be well dressed family! A man may be al ; lowed to get through the summer on j two straw hats, but the merchant tailors of Chicago han; set $1,000 aa the minimum figure for his ward-' mbe, while shoe manufacturers as? sembled in Boston have discovered that such excellence must be based on at least fourteen pairs of shoes. I For men or women the prospect I would seem hopeless. The old dis- j pute was over whether the species ; should eat to live or live to eat; the ? new one relates to whether we live I to wear things. Was Beau Brum- ; mell the greatest man? "Below the Belt" Reader's Reaction to The World's Comment on a Tribune Editorial To the Editor'of The Tribune. Sir: In this morning's *World I read an editorial entitled "Stick to the Is? sues." It quotes an excerpt from an editorial of your paper of the day be? fore as follows: "What The Tribune particularly likes about Major Curran is the way he reacted when the smoke from the battlefields of the World War began to send its acrid fumes across the At? lantic?The Tribune." Tho World's editorial comment on this is: "What The World particularly likes about Major Curran is the way in which he sticks to the issues of the campaign and refuses to exploit his military career. . . . Our advice to The Tribune is to keep to the issues of the campaign." I remember this editorial -whicb The Work! takes occasion to comment on. I have it before me. I notice that The World has been very careful to leave out an essential paragraph, which brings out the entire spirit of The Tribune editorial. Tho exact quo? tation is: "Henry Curran is too sound and too modest to seek to capitalize his patri? otic record to his personal advantage. But for itself The Tribune believes that New York shares with It a liking for real men?men who have proved their manhood on test." I believe that The Tribune is "keep? ing to the issues of the campaign" and that it doesn't need advice from & next , door neighbor. You distinctly brought out the thought that you believed j "Henry Curran is too sound and too ? modest to seek to capitalize bis patri- j otic record to his personal advantage." It is significant to note that The World ? says that this is what it "particularly likes about Curran." I think little of a New York news? paper that strikes a "blow below the belt" in a mean and contemptible at? tack such as this, made only in an effort to belittle a worthy contempo? rary. Yours for fair play, ARTHUR II. SAUN. Woodhaven, L. I., Aug. 4, 1921. Primeval Maxims To tho Editor of The Tribune. Sir: Of course, it was to be expectei that some one would point out that George Washington was not the author of the maxim that a way to keep out of war was to bo prepared for it, but your correspondent Giovanni Immer BO exposes himself to the same risk iri assuming that the precept originated with the Roman who wrote "Si vis pacem, para helium." Whoever the R iman was ho probably lifted it from some Greek paragrapher. Old Mentor, tutoring young Telemachus in polit cal science, gave him the same ad vice. It is quite likely that the same idea j occurred to .lohn .1. Neanderthal when , hi; fashioned his club or stone hatchet. Maxima ore born of instinct and reflec tion. So we may assumo that precepts j an* as old P3 human wisdom. Thomas ? Kempis uttered a wise maxim when he said "Inquiro not who spoke this or that, but attend to what' is ;poken." L. C. Glen Ridge, N. J., Au?. 5, 1921. Public Golf Links Shortage To the Editor of Tho Tribune. Sir: A word In behi'li of public golfers who have to wait some tim??s live hours to play on the iinks at Van Cortlandt and Mosholu, and no shelter provided. Golfers pay ?5 a season to use these \ links, which are only second class at j that. The crowds that seek to pluy art? crowing larger each season, yet nothing is being dono by the city to utilize the waste land and provide more courses. Chicago has eight courses open to the public, and charges nothing. Players ore wondering why tho money they pay for use of the public, parka can't be put into opening new links. In New York and Brooklyn this now amounts to ab^ut $50,000 annually. New York, Aug. 6, 1921. J. S. W. Nature Faking To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir: Returning from a trip to Ore? gon, I was greeted this morning with the news, printed in your paper, undei a Lenox date line, that I, in company with somebody I don't know, had been watching two albino deer on the Mount Everett reservation. I am surprised that you permit so inaccurate a re 1 porter to cover for you such important : matters. Inaccurate here, it may very i well be that some day he will misspell , tho name of some guest at a Lenox tea party. There were not two deer, but ? three, and they were not white, but pink. Moreover, one of them had a green tail. WALTER PRICHARD EATON. New York, Aug. 5, 1921. A Need for Watching (From The Indianapolis Nam) If America is to feed Russia?and the ground work for such a program scema to have been laid?we ought at least to stipulate that L?nine and Trot? sky be put in a stockade and fed the same rations, and no mor.-;, that every other Russian is to receive. Otherwise it may be expected that they will "ab? sorb" most of the relief food and funds that may be Bent to Russin. They have allowed thousands of their people to h<> murdered or stnrved, and there la no reason to believo that, they would permit relief to reach its desti? nation without e. heavy rake-off. The Conning Tower The Groaning Board A buttery, sugary, syrupy waffle? Gee, but I love it somep'n awful. Ginger cakes dripping with chocolate goo, Oo! How I love 'em! Co! Oo! OO! Pink. "Dancing," reports our favorite Lynbrook paper, The New Era, "was again resumed after the repast, in which paper confetti and rolls of paper ribbon held a prominent place." Still, with sugar and cream, or maple syrup, these dainties possess as high a degree ci edibility as, say, English muffins. The Gentler Sex [From The Atlanta Journal] The bride entered with her brother, O. O. Clark, who grave her In marriage, and was lovely in a blue traveling suit of blue trlcoline with new fall hat to match and carried white roses Khowered with valley lilies. - The Liberty Theater program credits us with the authorship of the Carl Sandburg version of "Frankie and Johnny." Tho credit Bhould go to John V. A. Weaver and The Tribune. Society News Henry Ford and Thomas A. Edison? We've been assured of that? Are not going to spend next week at Medicine Hat. The athaletic young man should dine at the Biltmore, where be may get, take it from the card of the day, perculator coffee. LYRIC OF LICENSE NUMBERS (Air: "Maryland, My Maryland") 64240, 32023, 68186, 32023, 95259, 93639, 96460, 32023. PALINDROME. In order to save readers the diffi? culty of decoding the preceding, which >t took us three, minutes to surmount, it should be said that the pronuncia? tion is Sixty Four Two Forty Six, etc. ^MMMMMMS^^k I Gotham Gleanings ?The theaters are opening again this week. ?Janet Kirby and mother are up in the Adirondack Mts. ? Bernard J. Flynn was to Wil? mington, Del., Wednes. on business. ? Heywood Broun entertained the Thanatopsis Pleasure Club Tuesday eve. ? Mrs. Ring Lardner of Great \Teck is visiting home folks in In? diana. ?Mrs. Alice Duer Miller left for Edgartown, Mass., for a month's sojourn. ?Art Brown and Harold Porter had their pictures taken in Paris the other day. ??The many friends of John Cas? tr?e Wins, will be glad to know he is all well again. ?Johnny Murphy the automobile man is getting his name in the papers these days. ?Geo. Kaufman's house is being decorated. Gco. says the Messers. somebody are d"ing it. ?W. G. Harding is up in New Hampshire having a vacation. Yc scribe's will begin in about 2 wks. ?Walter Lippmann of The New Republic has accepted a position with the N. Y. World beginning Jan. 1. ?-Frank Case of Sag Harbor made a trip to Gotham Tuesday to ask ye j cd out to his place, not without con I siderable success, ?Mr. and Mrs. Levi Noble who arc visiting home folks in Auburn, N. Y., will return to their farm near (93 mil.) Los Angeles, Cal., tomor? row. _ \ Probably, aft-.*r all, the salo of Runnymede will not be accomplished. 1 Runnymede, as .Mr. Henry Ford may recall, is the field whereon Eii/.abeth Queen of Scots pawned her jewels in order that Copernicus might discover the law of gravitation. Hymns of Hate I hate Miss Evans Beyond all saying! She always hums What tho phonograph's playing. M. S. C. But worse I hate Anne Updegraff? ?When I sing she plays The phonograph. Some jolly fellow who compiles the ! St. Catherine Park concert program ; credits Strauss's waltz "Jolly Fellows" i to Vollstead. A Serpent's Tooth Strops Itself Sir: After leaving Wide Waters, by i New York Central, out of Auburn, I deeply deplored Many Misplays, by the Undersigned, out of Practice, and suf? fered considerably from pain in my Elbow, by Ovcrexertion, out of Joint. Then I dozed off, only to be awakened at Utica, by Conductor, out of Sound Sleep. Don't feel called upon to print this Cheap Stuff, by Gosh, out of Courtesy. And please brush up a bit on your tennis before you choose me for a part | ner again. G. M. WEAVER JR. "The associations of The Tower are ! so endless," she rend to us from yes | terday's Times, "are so endless that I one may begin anywhere and absorb | the interest of the reader." "Thanks," I we grnmercied bluBhingly, "for the j ad." "I was reading" she harpooned, "from a review of Walter George Bell's I Tho Tower of London." F. P. A. NOT MUCH USE OF FEEDING HIM WHILE HE STILL THINKS THAT SIGNBOARD IS HIS MOTHER Copyright, 1921. New York Tribune Inc. Boofys By Heywood Droun Anon writes that to her E. M. Hull's desert novel was not entirely satisfac? tory because the character of the hero? ine was too vague. "It seems to me," she writes, "that the girl falls between two sheiks." Charlotte Nlcoll Geer rejects our guess both as to the sex and character? istics of the author of The Sheik and submits her own theory. "You're wrong about the author," ?he writes. "E. M. Hull isn't a live-foot four-inch male with a Bloomsbnry address and hay fever- he's a she! The 'E' stands for Esther or Emily or Ellen. She lives in a two-family house in Yonkers and her husband is short and fat with .1 shiny face and a bald spot. Esther, Emily, Ellen has never seen an Arab, but she remembers them in the geography les? son book. She knows that they are wild and she is absolutely positive they are not like Henry. One warm day last summer Henry was ten minutes late for breakfast. lie was very angry with her about it. He ate a bowl of oat? meal and four rolls and all the bacon. When he finished Henry said, 'Oh, did you want bacon this morning? I'm sorry,' and he tore out. As he rushed down tho cement path he called back, 'To-night's budget night and I hope ? the ' ills won't Le as large as they were j hist month.' And she called back, j'You've got egg on your chin!' "And then she slammed the screen I door and went, to her desk and took I Henry's pen and a pad of paper and ' began a story about a tall, tall man ; and an independent minx who lived in a country where Borden's and the A. 1 & P, and trains and wedding rings weren't even in the language. And she wrote and wrote and before it was time to get Henry's favorite dinner ready (mutton stew) the book was done. "A month later when the publishers asked her to come in and 'talk it over' she wouldn't go because she didn't know whether to pronounce it 'Shceck' or 'Sheck.' So she wrote them in 1 stead. "Henry says it's a very silly bad book, and he's ashamed, but <very married woman is reading it, and edi? tion after edition comes reeling off tho press. Some night when you've wilted your collar or spilled the soup or have a cold in the head or have forgotten her half day, ask your wife why she liked The Sheik. If you've picked the right tie she may tell you the reason. If not, ring Mr. Freud." Having finished Henry Kitchell Web? ster's Real Life we are ready to affirm our preliminary recommendation of the book. We suggest it particu? larly an a pleasant antidote to The j Sheik. Leda Swan, the heroine, who j is described as the second most famo-.'s ! moving picture actress in America, j runs completely all the men with whom she comes in contact. Her mother handles the rest. However, ! there, are other touches which animate the novel. There is, for instance, the moment in which Leda Swan discovers the weekly syndicate letter writter under her name and becomes one ol its most enthusiastic readers. He! favorite is the letter, which appears al least once a year, answering the in? quiry as to whether or not she is mar? ried. Mr. Webster thinks that Mis; Swan's press agent answers as follow?; "No, my dear, not yet. I am stil ? uniting for the absolutely right man t* j come along. I think I know a littb what he will be like. I am not sun j that he will be handsome?not in th* ordinary sense of the word?though of course, h<4 will look handsome to mc. : But he will be brave and true and ut- i terly sincere. Ho will be a 100 per j cent. American. I think he will have fought for his country, at least in his i heart. And then he must be the one who was meant for me. i think it is a frightful mistake not to wait until j you are absolutely sure of that, don't you? Or to be so impatient just to: get married that one takes the first : man who cornea along. I have to say ? 'No' a great many times, of course, and it has often been very hard to do. Of course, waiting isn't so hard for me be? cause I am blessed with such a wonder- | ful mother. We are?-well?everything I tc each other. Just pals, you know; ! the best pair of pals that ever lived, I think, though I hope there are lote of other girls who think that their mothers, too. Some people have said that the reason I cannot fall in love with anybody in particular is be? cause I love all the world so much. Well, I do love it and everybody in it. All tho millions and millions of people who go to see my pictures and come away loving me just a little. But some day I believe the right man will come along, and then you will know all about it." We also recommend the scene in ; which Leda Swan for the first time in her life has love made to her without the presence of a camera rr.a-n or a di? rector shouting, according to Mr. Web ster, "Now look into her eyes . . . Now she is beginning to crack up; reach for her. Easy there! Wait till I say. Now! Kiss her! Hold it! That's good." The Trick Book (From The VUlaw ri Books like this rccesit volume called The Mirrors of Washington, which aim to dissect "the minds, hearts and souls" of outstanding political personalities, are, in a large sense, trick books. They are successful not at all because of any very high qualities in themselves but because of an odd habit of mind in our? selves. They exploit a failing which ia common to ua all but of which wo are seldom conscious. The opportunity of these books lies in this, that the moment a man comes into high p!ac<-, we straightway think of him as being automatically recreated into a being different from what he was and vastly greater. We roll into one the individ? ual and the office, we pour into the per? sonal qualities all the advantages and authorities of the. person's position, I thus describing to ourselves a states? man truly enough but forgetting of what parts statesmen are compounded, forgetting that they are merely human beings. The trick of the Mirror books is nb ! surdly easy. It consists simply in | cracking the end of the egg; in show | ing forth the journalist, the lawyer, the ! engineer, the banker, each one as he is still, as we used to know him before | we endowed him so strangely with | larger talents and stouter character | than he actually possesses. The writer | not only holds this Mirror of his up to j men in their nature, he puts beside ; them the great towering throne on . which we have accustomed ourselves to ; see them seated, and the contrast over 1 powers us. Montaigne was not merely playing paradoxes of exercising his delicate cynicism when he sahl he al? ways took it for ?granted that n man in high placo was a mediocrity; this fashion of inverting the popular super? stition gave him tho pleasant surprises. Restore the Mail Tubes Next Step Toward Putting New York Again on the Postal Map To the Editor of The Trib . Sir: Will H. Hays displays a long head, a practical head, in a way to con? found those who looked upon him asa politician only. Building up political patronage is evidently not to interfere with genuinely constnjctive work. What a relief after Burlesonism, ??? ':-,ich meant the imposition of the standards of Waco upon New York and other big cities with a czar-like ri What a relief to have a PoBtmaster General who appoints a committee of five eminently able New Yorkers Michael Friedsam, Clarence H. Kelsey, Darwin P. Kingsley, William Fellowea Morgan and Alfred E. Smith?to make recommendations for the good of the How hope inspiring it is, a >, to have such a practical step taken us the restoral ion 03 mail bo ; This one sneasure will advance hundreds of thousands of let! .'vanee them many hours, son ays, ia delivery not only to itao points ' ?rest untry. Equally grat fyi ig is restort* pneumatic tub? service, but It is too bad that this has ? t actually , !is the ? ? of the mail boats has actua .iccom ed. There has been eno ssand ling ?bout the tubes, ??? d a busl i ness man with offices in the city could well wish that a decisive acti n would h?rt r. debata that never should have been started. The big point in the tube case is the same a - the case of the boats?namely, tho saving of hours in delivery wil ty, and sometimes of days in forwarding to I distant points. Eut there iJ this big difference: the pneumatic tubes expe* the dispatch and of oil ? ? ers daily. I recall that the las' ' j?-nt ?? (pi ?or to ? '??>' hold? ing ht -rings ) cil that the tubes in six cities forwarded twenty five million letters a d>.y, of wl ich they greatly expedited the prog - of sev? eral millions. Thus tl ??"?'e ls more important even - boat service, which expedite- only mail com? ing in from abroad. Now that the preses ? rr.rr.is rion has reported ur .'?" in '*" vor of tube service, ' ?nn?U ! sions uniformly have I twenty years, our bril " l'0!t" ?master General Bhould act a? n*f to restore them as Burleson did to de*1 ; stroy them. JOHN H. CLOSE. Scabright, N. J., Aug. 4, 1921. The Timid Male (From The Philadelphia Inquirer) Many a man must have wi?b*? during this hot weal custom ] permitted him to go coatless in the street. For years the suggestion that men break wi*h tradition in this ft i spect has been made without result. ? Yet to discard the coat would be ? j logical consequence of discarding - waistcoat. That innovation was re? garded askance by the conservative iB its early days. Many felt such m i formality impaired one's profes^09*? ; or business standing. It must be borne in mind that the coatless man would be expected t0 present an appearance gratifying ; the aesthetic se3ise. He could ' ' close suspend, rs; he t/ould have to wear a belt. If wo look for an ex? ample of neat and appropriate attir? for a scorching day we can find ? , in the per.-.-n of the letter-carrU* ; Why must man be a hopeless sartorial renctlonary?