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?ONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1921.
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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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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?
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?
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?
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
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 '?
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
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.
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,
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.
I Gotham Gleanings
!| _ __
-?Lots of news these days.
?Fire Prevention wk. begins to
?Geo. II. Ruth is in town on busi?
? 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
?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?
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
' '??! Ullin
l'en Lines
Shy. i
r. p. a. '
Copyright. 1921, New York Tribune Inc.
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
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
:?: $: :',:
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.
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
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
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
bemg chaperoned by pennies.

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