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Tiie B!oc That Isn't
To "The Review of Reviews" Jud
son C. Wellr ? r c< ntributcs thc fol
"What :.-? th< 'agricultural bloc'?" I
aBked Senatoi Kenyon, of Iowa, ^ho
ls :'fe..ir.;r,; ,t- its leader.
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"1 h< 11 how did 1 happon 1"
"It didn't. A r.i a-spaper >ritiit in
rented the name for something ti'.?t
?i::7'!, ar<i it sounded so well that
t. thing haa been assiimed to cxist.
An astrono ter once csloulated that
there must be another planet, *nd
where. They t^r.v-: the tclescopes
there, sr^, sure en y.igh, found thc
'new' planet, and they named it Nep
tui <?. V.'eJl, tiie discqvery of the
agricultura] bloc wos just thc re
i :-'. J/irst they named it; then
ti ey hunted for evidencea that it
r -t bt there; i tally > ime people
started iooking for lt?and it wasn't
there at al). That's the dirTerenee.
But the name waa too good to lose,
a-,d >-' !={..rV;?, (!'?p.t..: the fact that
therc's r.o bloc or anything elsc ro -
tltlcd t'i a nrxmn even t.cggest.ng
tucii an orgaiizatior."
Of course, Senator Kenyon has
discovered tha', having placed a
young and Rpiritel horse in tbe
al ifl aivl turned his head into an 1
ope;i road, it ia necessary to raw on ;
thc bils. He may exclaim, aa did
the man who hitched himself in har-1
nesa beside a lusty calf and was
swept along: "Hi, there! Won't
aonu' idy heads ua two fools off?" j
As a person of orderly mind, who'
would keep the movement sensible,
tho Senator linds wild men of ail
aorts forcing themselves into his
company. Thc calamity bowlera are
howling. The tiat money maniacs,
with Henry Ford leading the van,
are re sowing the heresies of green
backcry ar.d silverism. The whis
kcred and sockless Populista are in
eruption, and the large number
whose main business it ia to farm the
farmers look forward to a time of
personal prosperity.
Sympathy may properly go out to
Senator Kenyon as he labors to keep
thc bloc Bane, on the theory that
only sane thinga endure and that
it ii preposterous for thc widespread
agricultural interests to nnd any pol?
icy good for them which ts not good
for the v hole country.
And sympathy may alao go to him
at ho watches nttempts of Pemo
cratii politicians, in v.hom hope
?pringa eternal, to turn tlic rumora
cl all -ed Republican disaffection to
partisan advantage. Our nelghbor
** j he World," for example, is lyrical
Io joy over tbe pros-pect of driving a
wedgt into Republican ranks. It
clinga to tiie old-fashioned Demo
cratic tradition that the members
of third parties, soon er late, turn
their step t< ward the Democratie
fold. So, with an eager wish father
to its thought, it. would be a cheer
leader of d scontent.
Is -'ne bloc to stick to a praise
worthj program whose mtin items
an the promotion of co-opera
tive marketing and the making it
er,>.vr for a farmer with ereuit to
borrow tc meet his needs, as do other
business men? Or is it to be cap
tained by political faddists? Om tiie
answci dependa whether the move?
ment ia to do good to the farmers or
to any ane else. If the wild men get
ln control they will aud mercly an?
other to thc lor.fr list of fa!?e startfl
made, it was pretended, in the in?
terest of farmers or wage workers.
The 1 istory of American politics is
full of sad storiea of the wreck?
Which ...,. v iier. j/r..ups thought
they could play a selfish came and
pi per a< the cxper.se of the ma
Ax\ !H-Done Job
1 here i^; ro occasion to grieve
OA-er the Hkelihood that the Meyer
invesfigating committee may soon
bt dis harged from its duties. The
committee was appointed to investi
gate fcraft nr.d misgovernment in
New York. It did this very indif
Although there was abundant
taaterial upon which to work, little |
effective work waa done. This was,
partly bocause powerful political in
fluences ov^rpersuaded the commit
te?, partly because of a lack of en
trgy and alertnets among the!
Moreover, not ?niy the majority
cf the committee, but its counsel,
Senator Brown, came from up state,
and an a eonsequence had no ade?
quate notion of how to po about
the investijration. The committee re
pcatediy struck promising leads, but
these were seldom followed up an
they should have been.
Thp: net rcmlt of its labors was
a gor.eral opinion that graft and
misgovernment are prevalent in
New York City, but a woeful lack
of the proofs that a more competent
company of. investigatora might
easi'.y have sunplied.
The committoe's continued exist
! ence promised nothing useful. Its
i discharjre may clear the way for thc
j crearion of a legislative investigat
I ir.g body able to do tlie work it is
; appointed to do.
The Lake*-to-Ocean Canal
"The Washington Ilcrald'' says
j that New York is "dodging" the
| merits of the SL Lawrence canal
project.?that she has simply "in
; veighed against" it instead of "ckal
lenging" it. New Yorkers have been
! naturally chagrined that the Joint
International Commission madc a
report favoring American participa?
tion in the St. Lawrence ship canal
project, without due public consid?
eration of alternative projects. But
let us take "Tho Herald's" rebuke to
heart and remove cause for any rep
etition of the grave chargc of "in
The construction of a ship canal
from Lake Ontario to Montreal
would affect transportation from tiie
Missiisippi Valley to many Atlantic
ports. It implies Federal aid to one
tidewatcr route, mostly in foreign
territory, with no Federal aid given
to other competing routes. May not
this be mentioned? The problem is.
a big, complicated one. It has never
been adequately examined or dis?
cussed. Is it offensive to note this? j
From both the national and the j
continental point of view it is de
sirable to create a better outlet to
tidewatcr for Western products.
The West is entitled to the outlet i
which is economically most advanta- I
peous. New York will not dispute
that premise. All she asks is that
the Federal government shall omit \
no effort to determine which of the '
available outlets is the best. There j
is offered a waterway from Oswego j
to the Mohawk and thence to the i
Hudson, terminating in the greatest
of American pcrte. If the Federal
government is pr?parcd to pay half
or more of the cos.t of the St. Law
rence canal, on thc ground that it is
a great international improvement, I
there is even more reason why it
should consider investing, as an al?
ternative, in an Ontario-Hudson
canal, on the ground that the latter
is a great n&tional improvement.
New York is a far better port than
Montreal. It will become, after the
Port Authority plans are carried out,
one of the best equipped as well
as most capacious ports in the
world. It can be made, without
great engineerinp difficulties, the
terminua of a ship canal from the
Great Lakes. Why, then, not con
sider the advantages which it offers
as such a terminus?
New York isn't occupied in in
veighing against other projects.
What it wants is mereiy a decision
in which the broadest interests are
kepl Bteadily in view.
An Appeal to Reason
, If the city administration will
| meet Governor Miller half way a
means can be found of straightening
, out the traction tangle and giving to
j New York the vast advantage of or
j ganized and well equipped port facil
i itics.
In his address to the Merchants'
; Association the Governor made plain
j hi6 desire to co-operate with Mr. Hy
'? lan and the other city officers in the
; formulation of plans that will re
lieve an intdlerable situation.
; "I deplore. and 1 cannot maLe my
| lai.-page too strong, the disposltion
*hich seema to exist in some quar
j tevs to create factions and politieal
diffe-i'r.ces jn dealinir with problems
i in which there should be no politics
t> hatever.
"There can be no possible conflict
of interests. We lnvite, we bescech,
cc-opesation &i;d cor.stiuctive criti
cism. Instead of seeking to crcnte
courtirt or seeking to *t?t up an inde
pendent sovereignty here?at the
gatewey of the nation?-all the peo
j pie in the stat? should co-operatc to
do those tliings which mo in the in?
terest of all the pcoplc."
This ia plain., common sense.
| Never, while time runs on, can any
: tound sclution of New York City's
I problems be reached if these prob
? iems are t<> hc made thr' subject of
continuous politieal controversy.
Govemor Miller has shown by his
I worris and his acts that he is eager
to help the city out of its troubles.
Ife does not bet himself up as a dic
tator. He does not insist that his
sugrgested solution is the only possi?
ble solution. He asks the aid of the
city authoritics, and agrees to con?
sider :.ny constructive plan they
have to orfer.
And he speaks, not as an individ
ual, not as a politician, but as the
Governor of the people cf the whole
State of New York, who have, and
always will have, an abiding interest
in this "gateway of the nation."
Mr. Hylan and his associates will
do well to regard the Governor's
speech as an invitation to a peace
conference. They ought to be rs
much interested in better traction. j
better port facilities and a better
charter. as is the Governor. They
may fancy they know more about
these things than he does, but, the j
fact remain's that they can nt.com- j
plish nothing without the aid of the
Legislature, and the Governor is the
only man who can secure united ac?
tion by the Legislature.
With his aid they can succeed.
Without it they can only bring about
delay after delay, while the wharves
become clogged with unmovable
freights and pcoplc are foreed to
walk for want of adequate transit
Not even politieal capital can be
madc of the present policy of oppo?
sition, for the effect of further block- i
ing of traffic will destroy any admin- j
iblration which has been a party
to it.
Governor Miller does. not niean to :
pcrmlt the advance of fares, and has
said so. He does not mean to deprive \
the people of New York of the right
to run their own business, and has j
so declared. He is intercsted only in I
the good of the city and in thc rev j
sultant good that will come thereby ,
to the state.
His record as Governor proves !
that he is not to be buHk-d or backed i
out of the position he has taken. He ,
will co-operate fairly and honostly !
! with the city administration. Can j
? thc administration afford to ignore j
{ his peaco oyertures?
j The Ways and Means Vacancy '
Backed by Senators Wadsworth !
i and Calder an:l thc city's Republican I
j delegation, Representative Ogdcn L. I
; Mills, of the 17th District, is urged I
i for membership on the House Ways
; and Means Committee, where a va- j
i cancy has developcd through the des- j
I ignation of Rc?pre^entalive Hough- I
: ton, of Corning, to bc Ambassador \
j to Germany.
Of Federal internal revenue taxes :
collected during- the year ended June '
30 last New York paid $1,125,472,
774, or nenrly one-fourth of the j
country's totai. Of the state's pay-;
ments tlm?e-fourths were contrib- j
uted by the city. J
In view of these figures it is not j
strange that the city would like to !
j be represented on the majority side '
?something it is not?of the com- j
mittee which prepares tax bills. Not j
only is the city intercsted in inter- j
nal revenue taxes, but its business i
establishments in the first instance
i i
pay thc greater part cf thc customs
taxes, while the city, as thc country's I
largest manufacturing center, is
vitally concerned in the level of pro- |
tectivc rate?.. Surely these things:
furnish solid claims to consider,;tion.;
While a member of New York's
| Senate Mr. Mills gained a higli repu-!
? tation by his work on taxation prob- i
j lems. He is one of the country's
i most earnest students of all tax'
questions. Thus he adds pre-eminent j
[ fitness to tho argument of resi-l
: dence. It may be confidently pre-1
dicted that hc would as a member
! of the committee be controlled by!
| broad national views. _
Tbe only argument heard against!
j his selection is that he is a new mem- !
! her. But it has been the practice |
I of the House to suspend the lockstep
' priority rule in the presence of ex
! ceptional merit.
Population and Food Supply
Professor Edwin Grant Conklin,
of Princeton. is reported as forecast
ing that, if the present rate of immi?
gration is maintained, within two
hundred years the United States will
import half of its food supply. A
prediction which it will take two ccn
turies to fulfill or to disprove is
pretty safe to make. Many things I
will happen in that time, and neither |
the maker nor any of the hearers of
the prophecy will be here to see
whether it comes true or not As a i
j suggestion, however, that our popu- j
lation is outgrowing our food pro- j
j duction Professor Conklin's remark j
.; deserves attention.
Statistics bearing upon the subject I
are available for sixty years preced- j
j ing tho World War?from 1850 to
( 1010. That was thc period during I
which we received our greatest vol
i ume of immigration and in which we !
j had the greatest increase of popula- j
! tion, before the war disturbed con?
ditions to a degree which makes I
statistics for the last dozen years '
unfit for use in comparisons. From '
j tbe rigurcs of the seven decennial !
| censuses for the years indicatcd and !
those of other official reports it does [
i not appear that the food supply has i
been lagging bchind population, but j
rather the contrary. ;
Thus. tbe increase ir, population!
?from 1850. to 1910 was almost ex-j
actly 400 per cent, a rate which we
are scarcely likely to exceed here-1
after, immigration or no immigra?
tion. But greater still was tlie in-'
: crease in production of the chief ar- :
Iticles of food. The production of I
corn, which is thc greatest of all our !
crops, increased in those years by j
pbout 480 per cent. The wheat crop, !
the greatest of all breadstuffs, in?
creased by no less than 635 per cent. \
The number of cattle, tlie source of
milk, butter and cheese and the most
I important source of meat, increased !
by 460 per cent. The total value of
farm products in only the forty '
years from 1870 to 1910 "increased by !
?*::4 per cent, or more than the popu-'
; l;?tion in sixty years.
? In view of these figures Professor '
Conklin's prophecy seems ur.duly I
; pessimistic. There should be bn- i
! provement of our agriculture, so as
to have less idle and waste land, and !
| to have a larger yield of crops to the j
acre. But these enda are now being
strlven for ns never before, and wc
may anticipate substantinl and grati
fying achievements in those direc
tions. The nation ia not going to
starve, and not in two hundred years
is it likely to be dcpendent upon
other landa for half of its food
supply. _
What the Dyer Bill Does
The House of Representatives
has passed the Dyer anti-lynching
bill by nearly a two-thSrds majority.
The only argument openly used by
the opposition waa the state rights
argument. Thc bill was nttacked on
thc ground that it asscrted a Fed?
eral power to compcl state and
county govcrnments to respect, Fed?
eral commitments. This was the ls
8ue which thc majority had to meet
antl was glad to meet.
Through treaties the Federal gov?
ernment promises alien residents
equal protection under our laws.
The Fourteenth Amendment for
bids a state "to deny to any person
within its jurisdiction the equal pro?
tection oi' tho laws." The national
government has found by disagTec
able experience tiiat it couldn't
always fulfill its treaty guaran?
ties. It has had to confoss to other
governmenla that mob > iolence
within state jurisdictions had de
prived alien residents of equal pro?
tection under our laws and that
state and local authorities could
not bc coerccd into making legal
reparation. Similarly, mob violence
has nullified the Fourteenth Amend?
ment guaranties to American citi?
zens. But that inilliiication has sel
dom moved tho Federal government
to apologizc to itself.
There. has been a twilight zone of
impotency and irresponsibility be?
tween Federal power and state
power. The Dyer bill wipes that aon?
off the map. If the state or the
county fails to prevent, lynchings its
officials become accountable to the
Federal government. Local com
munities which tcV.rate mob lawless
ness must pay for their indifference.
"Leading citizens" may no longer
take part with impunity in "lynch
mg bees."
If state or local authority suffera
under the anti-lynching act it suf
fers dcservedly. Local non-enforce
ment of treaty and constitutional
pledges must give way to national
cnforcement. This is what passage
of the Dyer act means. So under?
stood, the state right outcry is with?
out point. It is an argument for
thc Dyer act, not against it.
The Building Wage Level
Demand for Moderate Reduction
Along With Cost of Living '
To the Editor of Tho Tribune.
Sir: Thc inferenco to be derived j
fron, reading the news article on the;
building situation in your paper this
morning appears to bc that the public !
is desirous of s continuance of the
present intolerable wages in tho build-i
ing industry. Mr. Untermyer has ?Ug- '<
gested that these wages shall be con- |
tmued for another period of two years,
although they have resulted i'rom what
is alleged to have been nn illegal con?
spiracy between the builders and the
It is certain that an agreement was
signed between the Building Trades
Employers' Association and the Build
ing Trades Council providing for aj
scale of *8 a day for the average
mcchamc employed in the building in?
dustry, commencing January 1, 1920,
and ending December 31, 1921. It is
also admittcd that this agreement. had |
been in force only a few months be?
fore Mt. Brindoll demanded and se?
cured an increase from the employers
of 31 a day, in order the better to ad?
vance the interests of the cause for
which he ia now temporarily residing
in King Sing.
Kotwithstanding the intolerable rent
als of which the public complains so
bittcrjy, and which are largely the re
sult of this action of Brindell, and
notwithstanding the fuct that the cost
of living has fallen about 20 per cent
since this schedule of wages was en
foreed, a schedule which was not justi
ficd by the conditions existing at tho
time and is less justified now than
then, we are confronted with thc pro?
posal that these wages, and tho cost of
building resulting from them, should
be continued at the present prohibitive
figures for a further period of two
In Boston, Philadelphia and other
large centers there has ttecn a mod?
erate reduction in wages in the build?
ing trades, in harmony with the de
flation in other lines. There is an
enormoua demand for building in New j
Vork, and large numbers of competent
men, now idle, would be glad to work!
at wages 20 per cent less than those!
now ruling. It does not take much !
mentality to roaliae that the effort of!
thc contractovs to reduce wages pro- i
portionately with the reduced cost of j
living is in the public interest, and I
that the suggestion of Mr. Untermyer
to keep such wages at tiieir present ?
level for two years longer ia opposed !
to the public interest. Of course, the I
public can continue to bc fooled if it
enjoys thc experience.
New York, Jan. 26, 1922.
A SufRcient Reason
(From The Kanenn City Star)
German generals are still explaining
why Paris did not fall in 1914. Pari3
did not fall in 1914 for the same reason
it did not fall in 1918?in both years
the German army that tried to take
it was licked.
One for Each
(From The M'ash;ngto<\ htar)
By and by there may be enough con
ferences to enable every fair-sized
town on the map to figure as the scene
of a distinguished and historlc gath
?ria#. ,
/"^OME, livo with me and be my lovel
(I've Hkcd thot lino sinco first I
read it.)
Or?sinco it costs too much to move
For those who funny columns cdit?
Why. not in your own manslon stay
And be my true love, nnyway?
f shall not swear, aa Marlowa did,
To bring the wool of lambs to you.
No lamb I know, unless he's hid,
As some have claimed, in lunch room
I'll givo no raimcnt, I'll confess.
Bcside, you have a roal nice dress.
I CHnnot take you out to dine.
By what my purse says-I abide.
But BOruetimes when tlie weather's fine
Wc'll take a plcar-ant troliey ride;
Or, wo'll stay home, snd I'll be proud
To read the ada of Childs aloud.
Oh, Phyllls, Corydon bestowa
On you no opera seat or box.
He cannot, even if he goes
| And all his sparse belongings hocka.
j But we can critically praisc
j The music your victrola plays.
| Who gcta my love in times like these
Should ask for no more concrete |
I paytnrnt.
| Remcmber, lady, if you please,
That rags are often royal raiment.
I I could not love you more. I know,
! If l'd a million bucks or so.
Now that the House of Representa
j Lives has passed a bill making lynch
j ing illegal, kit does 6eem 83 though
I the Board of Aldermen might adopt |
an anti-cop-shoothig ordinance.
F. F. V.: Vou might. have added that
when J. Throckmorton Cush wears his
j brown rubbors to the offlee on in-!
: clement mornings and tho weather is \
jmore favorable for the return journey,!
j at thc close of thc day, ho makes a neat j
[brown paper parcel of his overshoes, {
which he securea with a rubber band I
I and carries it home under his arm. j
_ J. T. C.
While on the uubject of Mr. Cush'a '
habilimentg, his overcoat haa a Persian i
lnmb collar. The handkerchicf which
always pecra out of the breast pockct
of hia cutaway ia silk. He blows his
nose on the one be carries on his hip.
AOBNT8 WANTED to sell our Dollar-a
Montli areldent, sirUr.pse and death policy
for ir.rn and women; J100 death frorn nat
ural cauHCs; nothinn lil<e lt. Asentv/ Dept.
P. O. Box 3455. Bo?ton, Mas.?.?The Fitch
bure, Jlans., Sentlnel.
j "Negroes 'Fade* Sentenccs With Dice
; hy Order of Court," headlinea Th* \
I Tribune, and it'a M. F.'s belief that j
j the verbatim mandate of Hia Honor;
I vaa: "Roll Your Own!"
i n-adlnar of Martha.
| And her friend. the docter,
Who became immeraed tn symptoms and i
I To tho excluston of more human interesls, i
| I rememhered that I. too,
Knew tha two girla in cotleee.
I rememb*r how bored Martba used to be \
?With Elizahe'h's talk of cllnlcs and un
<i^rnourlBh"d children.
Well. why ehouldn't she be,
With her own darllng bables right thero'
to be admtred? !
Bu: that waa yeare aeo.
I met Martha's ^oungesc daughter, j
Dorothy, yeeterday. I
.SIim is not like Martha,
But hnrd and pcrt.
An youth le nowadays. ;
"I've Just been to see Aunt EllBabeth," !
she cried.
"She knows eo many wonderful people, \
And has had bo many e*perlences. :
Wo girls all love her.
And we tell her everythlng;
AU the ble. vtta.1 thlnge, you Unow.
She understands ub, and how wlckcd we
are sometlmes,
But she ls never ehoctted.
And yet she maites us want to do tho
right thing.
Mother maites us do what she wsnts us
to tlo,
Or what Dad things we ought lo do.
But Aunt Klirabeth understands us."
"Hy dear," I said. "of course no one un?
derstands you
As \7cl! aa your mother does,
But I am glad you are fond of Ellzabeth
She must be lonely, with no children to
care for her."
But Dorothy said;
"Why. I thfnlt Aunt Elieabeth
Has more children
Than any one I knowl" C. V,
"Japan yield* to Harding on Shan?
tung," ihe headlinea eau, and, of cotiree
all thoee amateur diplomatiala who are
etanding up for or sitting do-wn upon
ihe President and hia policita can tell
in a fe\o brief worde juat what thc I
Mikado'a natio-n hae yieldcd. '
Handbag Psychiatry
We never should have started this.
Satan stood at our elbow recently and;
guided our hand while v,e wrote some
trivial llnea concernlng tho unconsid
ered value of women's handbags as
guides to feminlne paychoses. We co-op
erated with him even further. We an
ncunced -with conslderable vainglory
our intention of pursuing the theory
even into the reticule of our b-tter
And now it must be told, despite our
rapidly growing conviction that it will
be our coraplexee and inhibitions,
rather than hera, that will be exposed j
thercby. Science, however, knows
neither sentiment nor rcticence. There- i
A mirror, three refund slips for milk'
bottles, receipt for a registered letter, ;
two business cards of electrical con-;
cprns, three stray calling cards, a Red '
Croea membership certificate, a gro-!
ccry memorandum, two dry goods salea i
6lips, a notice from a bead bag re- '?
pair shop, a cigar coupon, diet list for!
son, August 2, 1921; diet list for son
December 20, 1921; handkerchief, dry'1
goods sales slip, two parcel post re-j
ceipts, a clipping of verse, hardware I
sales slip, addreas of a man we never!
heard of, a grocer's bill, card case with
thc rest of the cards, another parcel
post receipt, butcher bill, bulletin of
the Massachusetta Division of Orni
thology, a letter, a bank deposit slip, a
butcher bill of later date, two nega
tivee, a list of plays, milk bill, fruit
bill, char.ge purse, our bankbook.
After twenty-four hours of first-a
losense - and - then - a - cigarette throat
treatrnent, we are beginning to wonder
if rnaybe we aren't using too many
Notice to Dr. Copeiand: Add to flu
auajecU fm j>a y
Copyrlghl. 1 rta2. N>w T'.rl: Tribune In?.
Native Son's Retort
Los Angeles Booster Exchanges
Plcasantrics With "Daisy"
To tho Editor of 1 hc Tribune.
Sir: I have read with intcrest of
"Sunny California"' as portrayed by
"Daisy" in her letter published by you.
May I be so bold as to congratulatc
that good lady upon her ability to run
so true to the form of all New Yorkers?
Has Utopia been discovered? Maybe
those deceitful "Biggest Boosters in
the World" had convinced "Daisy" that
Sir Thomas More had California in
mind all the time, but was being just
too mean for words by keeping it a
No, I cannot imagine any real trav
eler going anywhere in the winter
time "without an overcoat, with noth?
ing but summer clothes." Even on the
Sahara, where a pith hclmet and a large
f?.ke of ice were the things I most
craved during the day, the extra
blanket, was a boon at night.
I am sorry that the absence of an
army of polieemen has so frightcned
"Daisy" that she does not drive about
Southern California and enjoy the most
remarkable system of good roads in
the country and tho comforting fccling
which may bc derived from tho good
road mapa and direction signs kept up
by thc Southern California Auto Club.
One does not discover a washout or
dctour when lie gets there?the auto
club will give by telephone all tho in?
formation needed before thc trip is
commenced and recommend tho best
route. It is' unfortunatfl that our
guests should find our traffic regula
lions so "unusual," though I must insist
that the young lady is mistaken when
she says that we havo none in Los
Angeles. Traflic in all largo cities has
become an almo3t unsolvabie question
since the advent of the motor car.
Why, only a few evenings ago in go?
ing by taxi from the Claridge Hotel to
a West Forty-second Street theater it
was necessary to make a detour up
Broadway to Fifty-seventh Street and
back on Eighth Avenue?a short trip
of only thirty-seven minutes, and two
blocks of walking. But, then, it was
raining the same kind of rain that we
have in California, and although we
boost, we do not boast of dry rain.
As to the scarcity of polieemen in
L03 Angeles, does that not also In
tiiuate the comparative absence of the
daylight hold-up and pay roll bandit
menace so common in New York?
But I like "Daisy." She compliments
us highly as boosters?a virtuo of
R-hich we are justly proud?but best of
all she stands by hir home town no
matter what the rest of us think of.it.
But, "Daisy," when you can't boost,
don't knock. LOS ANGELES.
Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 23, 1922.
Egyptian-Born Rooseveltian
To the Edito.- of The Tribune.
Sir: As a citizen "I express myself
in favor of the nomination of Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt for the Governor of
New York State.
My friendship with his father, the
late Theodore Roosevelt, the greatest
American, dates back to 1908, when he
eave hia memorable address at the
University of Egypt. The Colonel's ad?
vice to the Egyptian Nationalists at
that time was to uphold the English,
and in his firmly expressed cpinion
no other form of government waa as
good for Egypt as English rule. I
deeply regret that his advice was pot
heeded. Egypt would be far better orf
to-day if it had acted upon the Colo-1
nel's advice.
Later, when he came to Buenos Ayres
Argcntina, in 1913, I met him again at
the Colon Opera House, where I had
the honor to congratulat?%him on his
speech tbat night, as well as on the
speech he had made a few yeara pre
viously in London with regard to the
Egyptian people.
In 1916, when Colonel Roosevelt was
campaigning for Hughes, although r.ot
yet an American citizen, I tried my be:-c
to help in this campaign by writing
I am very proud that because I am
at last a naturalized citizen pf the
United Statea I have the privilege to
nomir.ate the son of Theodore Roose?
velt for Goveinor and to advise every
citizen of New York State to grasp the
opportunity and campaign for "Teddy,"
as I am doing. I hope that the fame
of the father as President of the United
States will be reflected in the success I
of the son as Governor of New Y'ork
State. S. H. HARARY.
Egyptian - Born, Naturalized Ameri?
can Citizen.
New York, Jan. 25, 1922.
"Ladies First" Deadline
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: 1 take exception to your edi-1
torial in a recent issue in re "Ladies j
First" at the escalator and other ]
places. When and by whom was:
! a deadline established at Forty-second i
! Strcet? There are thousands of busi-!
| ness women employed abovo Forty-i
| sccond Street. Why in the name of mis
; culine ineonsisteney should a man dis
tinguish between business women and j
women of any of the other classes?^
Oecasionaily a non-business woman ?
finds herself below Forty-second Strect.
Don't you think that men should be j
polito to all women, even tbose whom ;
they meet below Forty-second Street,'
lest by misadventure they should be |
impolito to a non-business woman?
You say that women admit in argu?
ment the "deadline." I have never
known of it. In fact, business women
often discuss in amusement the cir-|
cumstance that a man who would re?
move his hat in their presence up town,
in an elevator for instance, would not
do so down town.
Women are in the business world
both from choice and necessity, but not
at all because they are in competition
with men and have laid aside femi
ninity or their desire to be trcated cour
tcously by men. If your contention is j
that all women are now on a plane j
with men and should ask no favors. that'
is another matter, but any invidious j
comparison between workers and drones I
is a gratuitous offense to business |
women. G M G
New York, Jan. 26, 1922.
Faith in France
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Some of us think that England
and tho United States seem more intent
on disarming France than they do on
disarming Germany. No ono knows
how many airplanes Germany has been
building in tho last threo years nor
how many factories are preparing to
turn out now and more deadly gase3 for
use in the next war.
Who was right in fearing Germany
m the years before 1914, France or un
ready England and America? We might
all of us be speaking German now but
for France's wisdom and self-sacritice.
If we have regard for our own safety
ten years ahead we shall think twice
before we doubt her good aense or her
motives, or urge her to 'do with one
less soldier or one less ship than ahe
thinks necessary. She knowa.
Brooklyn, Jan. 25, 1922. M. F. M.
(Front T),c Cincinnati Kncuirer)
Why do Socialists o' the United ,
States attack our small standinjr army i
and applaud lenine. who maintams j
the largest white man's armv in thc j
world ? >
More Trtith Than Poetry
By James J. Montague
Playing Safe
Wc have what we require
_And with it we make shift}
We ask not nor desire
A million dollar gift.
A fortune so colossal
Might lead 45 far astray-*
With idlenesa ar.d wassail
To waste our life away.
And yet, should some one hand UJ
This large amount of cash
We'd take it, understand us,
And take it like a flash,
We trust that you'll believe ai
When firmly we declare
That it would sorely grieve ui
To be a ir.iilionaire.
Thesimple truth we utter
When we aver that health?
Plus clothes and bread and bn>
Are more to U3 than wealth.
Yet avidly we'd seize on
The wealth that. we disdala,
For_a sufficient reason
Which we shali now explaifc
For, if wc stood up proudly,
Our features hard and cold,
And ululated Joudly
"Take back your taintcd gold!
Wc are as Fate has made us,
We're r/'or, but quite content
Ard nothing can pen=uade ui
Tn take a single cent!"
If all attenmts to budge ns
Proved futile and in vain
A jury would adjudgw u$
Quite hopelessly insane!
His One Chanw
There seenis t<j bs nothinf left foi
De Valera but to come over here and
sign on as a-: understudy foT Tom
Bill Haywood appnrently does ?o?
intend to cnr.ie home to serve out
that ser.tence untii it has expired.
There'li Soon Be a Semitorial
We wonder if Mr. Bryan has ??
quired a lesja! residence in Florlfc
yet ,
tCopyrlgV by James J. MontagUS)
The Hague Couits
To thc Ed;tor of The Tribune.
Sir: I notice that the Court of >
tions is to meet at The Hague B?j
Monday and that the rcpresentatiw*
the United States ls John Bii*0
Moore. Also that the Court of An?j
tration meets in the same buiWiB*!j
would seem the subject should attn?
a good deal of attention, and ?**|
doubtless do so wcre it not th?*
Washington conference filla ao W
I would like to know the diff^
in the tield of these two court*.*1
I suppose I should already **?*<
do not, and perhaps some otbtfl""
have the sanio need. __,.
New Vork, J*n. 26, 1922.
A Correction
To the Editor of Tho Tribune. ^^
Sir: In thanking you for the ?<**?
of the work of the School CMI?^
Free Lunch Association in 7??* ^
ot to-day I beg to call your *WJjJ
to an crror. The association is* ^
450, not 45, children daily. ?? '^jji
the article. Ic would not **d?un* '?,
credit of 150 members if "? "^n*
feed more than forty-five ** ^
Could we ask you kindly to ^rTT^$
aUtemcnt? You see, we are ***^gj|
increase our membersliip. aa? ., ti
hardly bo worth while fo* ^S?
join to help 150 women feed ?r/A
children. MRS. A. V?W
New Vork, Jan. 20, 1932.

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