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?*irnt lo last?the Troth; Newa?Edt Corl?is?AdTtvtUements ?????? i.' ? ? i U ' -i of CJ CUUMM*. ?ONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1921. O*-?*? t>, T'*w T?f* T-'-.i ?? T- ? . ? v.l. Y?* ' "fara?n;, c PuV.Uhed '?? ? ?.??' lUld. Pr?d ????; U ?.?'::,' Reflar*. v ..-<. p ., H?l?n >???? Bali i*--? . ? I ?..'-?. IVaMursr. '??rata. ".-a-.-a Bu Un? IJ4 -.M-. .';r??t. >:^> ?re rilrphwt?, Pi^>x?-. M?? ?tascmrnoN tunca ?t ?ni, meiudiat] ???i?, jv trk csited e '?ti? Os? S ? On? *? Hi' eN.fitf T??- Monih? Un: U ?..t ir? S.nd? . $:i?? J* ?? ?'..??; i t ?? ?-.. t ?* ta? ti >-? w.M ;?. m?af ?.'?.4 ?? a * .4? ?4? at?r, Cante-* .. ?m ??? .s? ' rOR'lON RATOS 4?/ ?..1 tudi; . !?H |l*?? UM iVf ?elf IT.4? * ? ? 1.? ?jai? eel? . . ??i ?,u .t? tv4 ?? l?* PMtoAe? ?t N?w tort a? ?yaam? 0?w 1" Mi.'*. GUARANTY *?? M ?ur?*i?? w.?r?h?ndl?? ayirar??a? !r tHK I ?l8U*e w!*h ????lut* ??f??v?f?r If ?l?*?tUfi* ? nwi-lt* Il ?ty ci?? THI TRISUNK ?u?r?? ?l ta ??y y?ur ir?*?y h??K u??n rMunl. N? rt? '? N? ?ulkbilt-f. W? i-*\. ?*?<! pr?ir|?ly If ' ? *,?:->..?. 4M? B*t vrarewi nr tw? awociatko mm? *? A?ort?-f.i r-nu lt ?scttutraly ?ol??id ?a B?? f*r NTUblleiUon et ill m?"?? dl?.>iU-h? Otad id It or net cth?o?1?? erM:tod ti thl? *r, rod ? ??> th? '.(^il nena est ?pflntiJitmi? ? : ?' "i hanta. J rl?M? o? r?jxib!!aitl<? o? ?1 otk?r ?it* IB i'f tr? rM.nod Retail Price Changes 'laving watched for mere than five .rs how drunken prices he-have, a SOned public ia not credulous of ifessioi a of reform, v sympa tic v\hen one group contends t though it has been intoxicated 'ther group has been moro .so. clothing maker?, who have re .iy complains ' of harsh criti i and assert they have made ex? il sacrifices to consumers, not likely to induce others to in their tears or establish faith .heir spet ial virtue. i not the practice of mar..-, to ? le?3 when more can be ob led. Manufacturers, wholesal atid retailers arc alike unfriend o avoidable losses. Equally mi? ndly are farmers and those who a labor to sell. Not. until a maii :turer has worked o IT high cost ? material ager to stimu demand by price cutting. A lesaler is' seldom a shouter for ition when his warehouse is etaiiers are now feeling th? fh Hide of nearly everybody's _ae. But such selection for ie is a necessary incident of the .1 isiness. The retailer is id to be denounced by the out-' d 'consumer, by the manufac r who would keep up his out and by the wholesaler who is rested when he has sold out his < in the profits of a large vol of new tales. . j century of detailed examina of pri?e changes has shown an upward swing is first seen in s commodities, next in manu ares and finally in retailed !s. When the movement is re? ed the first up tends to be the down and the last up the last n. his law held true in the. period ? which we arc emerging. ttple, the Index numbers of the eau of Labor Statistics show i respect 1a food that between lary 1, 1913, and Angus! 1, i, wholesale prices led the mar lip, i ith retail pi ? igging. climax came in the first half 920. with wholesale prices near hrec times what they were in 3 and retail prices something c than double. On August 1 year the two of p e i at they were, >. each set up 58 per cent from 191 o level, 0 reaten exists for doubting . in the price recoveiy now un way raw materials will go un t rapidly, manufactured goods 1 and retail prices last. If the. iler for a year has been pro ing himself he will be some pro don to the public in the times ad. A S.mpler Budget Tie first Federal budget (new !e) is to 1 o i to Con? ta in December. The. new budget eau ia required to present two ks of estimates, one based on the ?ropriation bills for 1921-'22, the tr segregating the estimates ac? ting to departments and inde dent services. The House Corn tee on Appropriations has just rgarized its sub-committees in or ? to deal with the second book, for ? correlation of department and ?pendent bureau expenditures is > of the necessary steps toward ?ring ont the old Jungle in which /eminent expenditure was en gled. Tnder the present system many Hutments and bureaus have been :en care of, partly in on? bill and "t?y in another. Money f->r the .r Department, for instaure, a ed be voted in the army bill, the .itary Academy bill and the j ctni Mi!. Congress got into the ait of loading down the sundry i? bill with new allowances of all te. Only the experts in the Mouse i Senate kpew what the ramifica? os of thi3 system of divided ac uating were. Tor Die public they re a hopeless puzzle. Viany statements have, been given \ In recent year?, purporting to rw th?> percentage of i ederal ex idlture for m?Starj pu pi i ^-military purposes, for liquid?t ? p** r fu re warst. '1 he?? exhibits have had ?peculativ* ch i iccau <? o? tho government's highly involved bookkeeping methods. They have ? broughl confusion rather than en? lightenment. The alternative budget, by group- : -.?ft department expenses, will help, to make appropriation legislation , less of a closed book to the layman. It will show plainly what each de partment is getting and put greater pressure on each to justify its de- ? mands. The taxpayer will benefit by tlii.- larger measure of publicity. ; Register ! on is a fact in this campaign, ? and not merely a rhetorical term bor? rowed from the pa.st. The forces aroused by the misrule of the Hylan administration arc united. Partisan? ship has no voice in their councils nor in the execution of their plans. The various elements composing the ! coalition movement ave marching1 in J perfect step and alignment?the in dependent Democratic organization, the Citizens Union, tho Republicans ?marching with the impulse and as? surance of victory under a worthy leadership. This leadership, however, worthy as it is, cannot prevail over Hylan and Hearst and Tammany without voters. To be a voter a citizen, man or woman, must haVe registered. It should be unnecessary, it might be imagined, to have to say that, but experience, has shown that it is something that must be emphasized lest the best intentions go for j naught. This is registration week. From 5 ; to 10:30 o'clock every evening this week it. will be possible for citizens.; who mean to present themselves at ! the polls on November 7 to register, j On Saturday the registration booths! will be open from 7 a. m. until j 10:30 p. m. But, despite the larger opportunity I of Saturday, the spirit of good citi- i zenship should suggest not postpon? ing the act of registration until then. The first available moment should be | seized by men and women to declare | their purpose to vote. Let not Hearst ! and Tammany, for even a day, find I heart in nor use to their ends the de- ' duction they would draw from a ; tardiness in registration. This is ' the day to begin smashing them and I their manikin Hylan in earnest. The Same Coolidge The Vice-Presicmt, in the change | from New England to the atmos- : phcre of Washington, ba3 lost noth ing of his ability to utter a truth simply and arrestingly. His New- j ar?? address proves him to be the samo Calvin Coolidge who sometime j wa3 Governor of tho Commonwealth ? of Massachusetts, sometime its Licu-j tenant Governor and again its Sen-' ato president or just City Attorney ; of Northampton. "There was not then, is not ntrsr : nor ever can he librrty without law, j Here is the whole test of the ability ! of Belf-government?not in observ-! anco of th? law when it protects our? selves, but in observance of the law j v.hcn It protects the rights of cither-." i ' ot that a thought which should commend itself to those forces who would abolish tho guaranties of the Fourth and .1 ifth amendments? There can be no liberty without law! Nor can. there be liberty with- ' i out respect for law on tho part of! those who enforce the law! Sanity in Mid-Europe The one thing needful for the poo pies of the Danubian lands is the recognition that nothing ig to be gained by cherishing tho national I grudges of the past. Tho war eettle , ment provides the framework for their political and economic; develop? ment; but just so long as their minds are poisoned by perpetuation i of atavistic animosities the smooth j working of political machinery and tho exploitation of material wealth are thwarted. By elevating the : creed of reconciliation into a princi | plo of official policy the Rumanian government paves the road to a ' saner and better European common? wealth. Tho leading spirit of this policy is Octavian Goga, the Minister of Edu? cation, himself a Transylvanian, i who in tho bad old days has known 'the ruthless hand of the Hungarian government. Under his sponsorship ' not only the linguistic interests of the Magyars of Transylvania arc safeguarded but measures are I framed to promoto cultura! exchange ' between them and the Rumanian majority. Minister Goga's order to erect two statues to Andrew Adv. ? foremost poet of modem Hungary, i at Gradea Maro and Csucsa?the ? former the cultural capital of the ; Magyar minority, the latter Ady's homestead?is practically without precedent as an act of g<>' d will on . th? part of a victorious nation i toward a defeated enemy. Another '? ' la to Alexander Pet?fi, the great? ' of Magyar bards, has been ; erected under Rumanian governmen? tal auspices at Segcsvar, where ' Pet?fl fell In defending Magyar lib? erty against the invading Russian': j in 1849. Performances of Hungarian cias? te "?< h ing arranged at 'y..<-- Ru \ man?an National Theater at Bucha? rest. Pi- Rumanian government granted scholarships to gifted young Mag n ? tiats. 'A.y ht y.r m to Magyar diy tri '. in Transylvania; Magyar law yers aro permitted to plead in their own tongue. Recently the order re? quiring officials of Magyar race to barn Rumanian within a year was amended by cancellation of the time limit. Another high official, Dr. Metes, governor at Cluj (Klausen? burg), formulates the Rumanian at? titude as follows: ?'Competition of our several nationalities in the field of science, literature, commerce, will benefit each. "We do not wish to wipe out nationality; that vas the absurd ?striving of oldtime Hun? gary. Instead we want to exploit the values inherent in the living togeth? er of various races." Here speaks the voice of twentieth century democracy. This Rumanian aUitude is all the moro remarkable as the Rumanians wero the most bit? terly persecuted nationality in pre? war Hungary. In pursuing a policy of reconciliation the Rumanian gov? ernment achieves that most desira? ble feat of statesmanship, combining the higher justice with the consider? ation of immediate expediency; for its tolerance wrenches the best weapon from the hands of Magyar irreconcilables. It is easy enough for outsiders to say that the course chosen is the only possiblo and prac? tical one. Long enough have the peoples of Central Europe been vic? timized by the insistence of their rulers on policies not only unjust but also obviously impractical. The Franco-German Agreement It seems amazing to read headlines like these over foreign dispatches: ''France Applauds Reparation Ac? cord"; ''Germany Favors Pact With France." The fact is that the Loucheur-Rathenau agreement pro? viding for German reparation pay? ments in kind has pleased both na? tions. It is the first time in many years that any contact between the French and the Germ?n* lias result? ed in mutual satisfaction. Loucheur and Rathenau are prac? tical statesmen. They faced the repa? ration problem without vindictive uess. It was to France's interest to collect wl?at she could from Ger? many in the most feasible manner. It was to Germany's interest to pay ?or at least to promise to pay?in a way which would least, strain her re? sources. Tho two negotiators were anxious to co-operate in solving the problem along economical rather than political lines. That they have succeeded is shown by the approval given to the agreement on both sides of the Rhine. This settlement?should it be fol? lowed by a successful Upper Sile:uan settlement?will put the execution of the peace treaty forward a long stage. If Germany ehowfi a will to do her best restitution will be made easier for her. The lack of that will has been the great vice of her post? war policy. France seems, however, to have come to the point where she is willing to take chances on the good faith of German leaders like Wirth and Rathenau. Studying Roads Motorists crossing the Connecti? cut-Massachusetts state line on the Connecticut Valley road from Hart? ford to Springheld during the latter half of August were surprised at being stopped by agents of the De? partment of Agriculture. They dis? covered that, the first official traffic census was 1 icing taken. Passenger cars and trucks wero weighed, the estimated number and frequency of trips recorded and the average speed noted. The data thus obtained aro to he used in connection with in? formation derived from experiments on the effect of tho impact of trucks upon the pavement. They form part of a systematic study of road im? provement. Tho department is to be congratu? lated upon its enterprise. The ever? growing number of trucks and the increasing loads shipped by road make it essential to approach tho problem of road building from a sci entifip angle. In order to support the tremendous strain from truck:; the roads must be solidly built. The time has come to realize that good roads are of as great, importance to the country as good railroad.*. The Women's Golf Title After ah the surprises at the Holly? wood links a player of the metropol? itan district holed the winning put. To Miss .Marion Hollins, of West brook, L. I., fell the honor to crown a season of well contested golf by cap? turing the women's championship of the United Stati s from the strongest '? Id ever entered in that event. It was Miss Hollins who defeated Mrs. F. C. Letts jr., the day after the Chicago player's sensational re? pulse of the invading British cham? pion, Misa Cecil Leitch. And she kept her game at the highest pitch in the final, excelling both in power and precision the title holder since L01G, Misa Alexa Stirling, of At? lant.,. Miss HoUins's arrival at the top is strikingly parallel to that of Jesse Guilford in the men's tournament at St. Louis. She, too, is a "siege gun," and, like Guilford, has been driving persistently at the titli year in, year out. voi. a tylist, she has The force and tho perseverance that are bound to wii .- last in ai y .?.-.one. Until the Hollywood tournament it was generally admitted that American women's golf was a ?hade I inferior to that of their eistcrs in . ! Great Britain and Ireland. But now one is not at all Bure. It is a nerve- I ! racking ordeal to compete abroad j with the best in a given sport. The ; change of climate, the strange sur- ! ! roundings, the not hostile but for- ' ! eign galleries, all are handicaps. The ? [ psychological hazards are more I treacherous than the traps and I hunkers. Thus the reversals of our ? golfers in Groat Britain and of the ' British golfers over here are quite ; explainable. Miss Hollins made a \ brave fight at Turnberry last spring, j but was b?aten, as was Miss Stir ! ling. With the circumstances re ' versed it was the turn of the Misses i Leitch to learn how hard it is to win j away from home. Fires Through Negligence Ninety Per Cent Due to Carelessness ?Watch Defective Flues To tha Editor of The Tribune. Sir: Five hundred million dollars in a year is a considerable sum for a nation to pay for the privilege of be? ing careless. There is no country in the -world where the fire losa ia so great per capita as in the United States. What is the reason? Do we build badly? Are ?our architects and builders at fault?! ' Yes, that is part of the trouble; wo use] ?more wood than other peonies; we i build less substantially and we build j higher. But it has been stated by authorities ! that 90 per cent of all lires aro due to j carelessness on the part of property | owners. j This is really the crui of the mat- j j ter and this ia why Fire Prevention Day ? I should be given the greatest possible ?emphasis in order that every person. ' young and old, shall have impressed ? I upon him the great damage to property i and the appalling loss of life ever;' ?year just from lack of reasonable care ! in our homes and public buildings. Particularly during this month does ' f.re usually reap a tremendous harvest from defective flue?. A heating appa ? ratus that lies been unused through \ ' the summer should, under no condi- j . tion, be started before a thorough ex-: ' animation of all the flue?, particularly ; the smoke flue, has been made. The, ?rusting through of smoke flues is of j commonest occurrence and is responsi-j bio for the los3 of millions of dollars'! ' worth of property and thousands of live?. WILLIAM O. LUDLOW, i Chairman Fire Prevention Commit- ? tee, New York Chapter American j Institute of Architects. Now York, Oct. 8, 1921. Veteran Preference j ?To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir: In one of your recent issues J. ; Ullrich writes on the soldiers' prefer | ence that is to be voted on at the com i ing election. lie puts two questions and then asks "Is it fair?" i Siany men gave up position and fain- | i ily to fight. Mow they are back, and ! ! conuot eecure employment. T ask, Is; that fair? The soldiers' prefcrance bill will help ! j them to get a "job." Sir. Ullrich ends his letter by eay I ing "No man Went into the service to I fight the World War for democracy to return to deprive others of their equal frights as American citizens." IP your correspondent knew a little ! more of this bill he wouldn't have mad? such a statement. Contrary to ? the opinion most people have formed, the bill does not say that a veteran I must be put ahead of nil others, but provides that in case two men, for in ? stance, have the same mark in passing j the veteran would get the preference. If Mr. Ullrich had served in the war j land come back to find himself down a few pegs, both financially and other-' j wise, and wanted a position, \\<- voiilil j be glad to havo a little thing like pref? erence given him. si! other thing;', being '? equal. WILLIAM F. TAIT. Edgewatcr. N. J., Oct. 6, 1921. Housework or Shop? To the Editor of The Tribune. Sirs Did "G. G. A." ever think of solv? ing his problem by asking Hilda, the unemployable housemaid, to return toi his employment under the saino con? ditions under which ehe was employed In flic shops? Or would he not want ?her under these condition.--'.' Engage her under an eight-hour day 'schedule, pay her by the hour, give he:- her Sundays off. It i. not so much the inflated vages, "although they are! an asset," that keep women in the men'? positions a;- it is the enjoyment of tli^ liberty God intended they should i have. Why should eternal service be de? manded from the houscworker, any' more than of any other industrial] i worker of the world '.' One who has worked in the shops and hfl? returned to housework would I return to the shops to-morrow were it not for tho fact that she would be i keeping a man. perhaps a soldier, out of a job. C. New York, Oct. 7, 1921. "On Guard for All" To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir! I thank you for your editorial I "On Guard for All" and I beg you to reprint it at short Intervals so that the ideas vcontained in it may be' i brought home to h:< ninny persons as jpoHsiblt. The nublic ought to be fully ! informed in this matter. You have been from first to last the most clear-headed and warmly sympa? thetic upholder of Franco and we who . love her are glad to have you stand as ! her advocate before tho American ; public. All tha*. you say ia so plainly true, end yet there may be those who | ; fail to ho? the truth unless it i-, pointed 1 out. LOUISE HENRY. MorristOwn, !',". .7., (Jet. r>, 1021, Fading Away ? .Pro.'i 'lia l.if i V<>.!rv./ rt'oUirrt The German mark BeeniB to get. dim- ? mer with ?g?. I An Enumeration of My Lad;'? Asset? (and one Liability) God tras very good to you? He made you quite complet? From your hair lite a sunset Caught with a pin To your tiny little feet \\ hieh Cinderella might have envied. And your mouth? Oh, that mouth with kisses on it: Diamonds on a velvet cushion! Who am I to play the jeweler And look for paste? I'm sure the maker of the peach Had eome such idea in mind A? your cheek. Then, of course, the eye?. Which some on-j said are ''windows of the soul." Ilere I am at a loss: The blinda are always dovn? And that is usually the case When the house is empty. DWIGHT TAYLOR. It co?ts a staggering sum for nations to keep prepared for war, and disarma? ment would Bave the nations an almost incredible amount. We are militantly in favor of disarmament, but because war is silly. What would the nations do with the money saved? What do yoo do with the money you save by not smoking, or by shaving yourself? It is almost chilly enoagh for the girls to leave off thoir furs. All our betting has been done on the Yanks this series, but we are cor? ruptible and approachable. Anybody who wants to reach us knows where our pillow is, Speaking of the unemployment prob? lem, you should see the assemblage at the ticker in The Tribune city room these afternoons. Add Graves Without Victory (PrOtn The Vt'ooibriage, 3>\ J., trAepetiicnt) A Service of Dignified Elegance. For quick service call Woodbridge H'2 M., Day or Night. Mr. Stout has added to his modern equipment a new Lorraine Silver Gray Motor Hearse. If, as Carol Kennicott in "Main Street," Miss Alma Tell says "libar?an" as consonant with the character, we wonder why she didn't like Gopher Prairie better. It was City ycar3 ago yesten'ay, then, when Mrs. O'Lcary'o cow didn't kick over the lamp that started the Chicago lire. Yesterday's game, as somebody said rears ago, was an instance of the sur? vival of the bittest. Terns'!: 'Em and Sob P. P. A.: Take it or leave it, but there's a Mayer Bones Throwing Com? pany at 777 Ti"er Street, Pateison, N. J. BARBARA. ; L'nrebuked passed Mr. Tip Bliss's coupling In The Evening Mail of "crusher" with "Russia"; but when he rhymes "Harlem" with "solemn" we wince publicly. And?that C. R. C.'s hear4, may not be broken ? the St. Johnsbury, Vt., barber ;:hpp is run by Mr. A. A. Champoux. I Gotham Gleanings !| _ __ -?Lots of news these days. ?Fire Prevention wk. begins to day. ?Geo. II. Ruth is in town on busi? ness. ? Evcrybod} is noticing how short the days arc ?rowing. ?Frank Case sent ye cd. a box of segara Friday for no good reason. - Miss Georgia Wood of Kansas pleasantly called Friday. ?Herb Wells will be sailing here from England pretty soon. !?Nat Ben?hlcy of Scarsdale is getting to be quite an artist. ?Mrs. Sally .1. Farnham got back from a hunting trip this a. m. Miss Lucy Taussig lias moved to her town house ou 23th St. ?Mrs. Mildred Bowen of Chgo was visiting in our busy midst last m eek. 1 ft.? :. Towne the \v. k. rough diamond amis on the jury last wk. and dropped in on yc scribe. I on Wiley is a t lievalier oi the Legion of Honor for his services to France. ?Miss Janet Kirby was in the hospital last wk, but is rapidly get? ting o. k. The traffic congestion at 59th st. and 7tli ave. was pretty bad Tliurs. eve'g. and (he. policeman did his best, v. hich wasn't very good. Suggestion for sport poem refrain ;n about 1931: "When Ruth was the Walloping Window Blind and Frisch was the Fordham Flash." One of the subway's bulletins refers i i human beings, but a later one, lean? ing more to verbal precision, speaks ot passengers. Lardnojlan English: "Fleischhian prices are not gauged by the appear? ance of the customer or their auto? mobile." Automobile thieves have no bed of ? macadam. There's always the upkeep, ; It is easy enough to be pleasant When ?here arc no clouds in the ik} : But the man that's worth while Is the goof who can smile W hen Hi. ' '??! Ullin [i l'en Lines Shy. i r. p. a. ' THE CAT CAME BACK Copyright. 1921, New York Tribune Inc. Boofas Bu Percy Hammond William Archer used to wonder why j plays successful in the theater did not | attain a relative popularity when ! printed in book form. He thought that a best seller on the stage ought to give impetus to its published version and cause it to be, if not among the pre? eminent six, at least a volume of con? spicuous circulation. Mr. Shaw informed him unsatisfac? torily that theater-goer? do not read. Dismissing that judgment as a bit of Mr. Shaw's buffoon cynicism, Mr. Archer suggested the printed play ai a food companion on a railway journej. lie advocated a sprightly comedy as ad? mirable for a commuter's trips to and fro'i : the city. An act or two of Strind berg or of Shaw between Pel ham and New York, ho seemed to think, might stimulate the reader for business; and a fragment of Dunsany cr Yeats tran quillkie him, home-going, after the day's struggles, * Plays recently made available loi Mr. Archer's ennuied suburbanites in? clude Mr. Maugham's "The Circle," Mr, Lennox Robinson's "The White-headed Hoy," Mr. Belasco's "The Return ot Peter Grimm," and si s teen modern in? teresting onc-acters compiled by Heler Louise Cohen. In tho theater, "Tht Circle" and "The Return of Petej Grimm" aro best sellers, and, they say "The Whito-b?,aded Boy" is on th? threshold of that distinction. Yet, littlt is doing in the bookshops bo far as thesi dramas are concerned.. Mr. Belasco'; play is in a volume containing severa other American work?, selected and ap? proved by Dr. Baker, of Harvard. Th< Cohen collection, the most in tore sting I think, of its kind, includes many o the top-notchers? Tarkington, A. A Milne, Galsworthy, Synge, Ernest Dow son, Maeterlinck, Percy MacKayo am Josephine P. Peabody. As an aid t amateur and the semi-pro performance of the Eittlo theaters, Miss Cohen' book provides illustrations of Btag settings, attitudes, ?;'' tures and re galia. :?: $: :',: Their are, it seem-, two ways of rea? ing plays, and some of those addicte to the practice are in doubt as to whic it the better. One method of applyln the imagination to the printed chara; ters and incidents ia to picture them d elements in a theatrical performance Ano* her i.; to reproduce in the mind eye the persons and happenings as rea That is to say, that some of us, as w read "The Circle," for instance, et frame its people, situations Hud l?i guage in a mental proscenium with a the accessories o? the theater. We si it as a performance upon a stage, wit actors, lights, scenery, entrances at exits. Others of us find it more ?at! factory to regard "The Circle" as ha pening i;i the stately drawing room ? Aston-Adey, instead of in a scenic cou tei i of that punctilious chombe Again, in other words, there a:'e tho who read a play ns ;i performance ai those who read it as the real thing. The critics, lay and otherwise, w go to the theater, yardstick in ha: prepared to measure :i play to t specifications of the art have mc pleasure, perhaps, in confiding tin fancy to a technical, theatrical t vironment. Aa they read they will e tin* dram* at'ted. not lived. Othe van ye?rn for illusion and care lit about the staled ordinances, prefer broader Bwecp of the imagination. Actors and producers, it is suspected, read manuscripts as many authors write them, with one eye on the con? tents, the other on a staire. Characters in a drama are not people to them; they are so many r?l-is. Hettce the hokums and the artificial convention? s'ities. They do not square a play's incidents with life, but with the the? ater. Which, of cource, in a measure, they have to do. Perhaps & play may bo tested by reading it. If it is an honest thing its contents will trans? pire outside tin? theater. If it is not. there will intervene between us and the printed page the gaudy mists oi' the p!a; bouse, the comings-on and the goings-off of the actors; their .strange postures and declamations. The chair; will all face the audience, the perform ers will sit in them, one after another; their "receptions" and their sycho phsntic and pitiable curtain calls wil haunt you in the book. Mr. Robinson, in printing "Tb W hite-headed Boy." endeavors to elimi nate the theater from its pages. H employa a narrative form of stage di rections instead of the technical jar gon used in other published drama; When Kate disappear:; to make tea fo the white-beaded boy, the instruction arc: "Kate's off to the kitchen non Amn't I after telling you that she'3 great help to her mother?" Whici as Mr. Ernest Boyd points out in hi introduction, is much more persua^iv than the customary bracketed (Exi Kate, L. U. E). As Mrs. Gcoghega talks to herself about her white-heade pot, Mr. Robinaon suggests, in italic; 1 ".'she's whispering. We oughtn't t listen. 'Tip no place for us"). Delii DenisV sweetheart, appears and. il stead of ("Enter Delia, the sweetheai of Denis") Mr. Robinson writes ("Th young1 girl coming in is Delia Duff She's not as simple as she look;. She her father's own daughter. The fe low with her carrying all the luggaj is Peter Geoghegan; he's nothing muc one way or another'"'.. Hannah is su; posed to be hurrying away t > te Delia that Denis is back from Dubli "I'll be off as fast a-* my legs will car: me," she says, and Mr. Robinson's cot ment is, ("God '?.-?? at'a not sayii much. Still, when she's trot a bit of go sip she'll loco no time"). Mr. Robinson. 5-ou infer reading of "The White-headed Boj has? a way with him. lie can mi . plays, which are very ?ood indeed^ cv better by hi' manner of printing the Suggestion to Mr, Gallatin To the Editor of The Trib ?nc. Sir: How wonderful it is that paper 3uch as yours should be int< ested in the caies of the kiddies: 'I editorial "The Slaughter of the Cl? oren'' is particularly welcome to 1 mothers of Washington Heights in I neighborhood of 157th Street, Thero is an "isle of danger" Riverside Drive, where a water". fountain is surrounded by a beauti plot, which could be made a haven : resting spot, with the aid of a f trees, a few of Park Comniissioi Gallatln's benches and a railing. Can you suggest some method which this enn ho accomplished 1 I one of the mothers in this vicinity. JEANNETTE S. HARTIC Now York, Oct. 6, 10:11. Unloved Dr. Fell Darnel F-reliman'? Version ol Old Saw?An Earlier Parod) To the Editor of I he Tribune. Sir: In yesterday's issue you : a letter from (.'ar; 1 Co eman in be refera to The Tribune's quotation of "An Old Saw," with interesting com? ment or! the origin of the ?luotat.oj. 1 write to say that while j our cpr respondent gives the sen c ? ' doubt? less writes from memory ? hsi missed the rhythm a rid which I remember were T do not 1 ^"f s ou, Dr. ? Tho reason why T c;." i But this indeed i knov .' do not love you, Dr Fei You will see I * measure and met and the ma ner ? fr end, Mr. Coieman, regai d DANIEL ' New York, Oct, T, 1921. [Mr. Frohman's vers f ht quatrain tallies with thai Tribune'?, editorial, excepl he third line. Is it not "Bui i I know full well"? ?I'd. To the Editor of '!n? Trib i ? Sir: Referring to Caryl Cob an'l note in ye ?terday' the famous cpigrai ! beg n not love you, Dr. Fell," and ment therein that it * paraphrase of the thirl gram in the first book of M i I "Ivpigrammata,'' by Thoma i Brown (1663 to 1704), r.r graduate of Christ ( I while Dr. John Fell (161 dean. 1 beg leave to point on ?* late Rev. Canon George in his article on Iir. ! . tionary of National Bii .-?.. page 295, col. 2, ca to the fact that the Eng Thomas Eorde. K : g Charles I entitled, ' " viva," published in Lond quotes ' pafr? 106) Mi translates them a Nel 1 But why, 1 cai 'i : '? then adds that Browi c parodied Forde'8 ver " Martial's. ? . X ?w Y? rk, Oct. 7, ' Hungarian Carlisl ?'?. the Editor ol I e rribu Sir: In The Tribune of U - * ? ing "The Rel People of Hungary Want "? Ruler Back ? ? . pen'y, I am taking I answer it, u*~ every citi ? Hungarian nati Yes, we most minedly want him back! You * paper may suppose thai faith aro i lea of the ' -: . ? ? ans arc o " ferent opii ion, w h ? prac : ?cal Ij d ;. ' rated a ? * chance shall be given to th< Hui peopl ? to exprei : lie r ? Here I may re irk tha r ta the Hungarian constitute is not our "former'' ruler, 'bul ' ;~' lawful sovereign of Hungarj NICHOLAS Pi Brooklyn, Oct. 8, i.-:'.!. The Coming Emancipation From The St Low's P ' It will bo a gloriou vhei th? nickel can go where it please: without t bemg chaperoned by pennies.