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peddlers Urge
O^alley to Cut
?1 Tax in Half
p^ctrt Men Now Paying
$400,000 More Than Es?
timate Board Set Aside
for Markets, They Show
Jfo Reply Yet to Appeal
^ Meeting* Called Sun
dav Afternon lo He At?
tended by 4,000 Venders
By M. Jay Racusin
-ft, pushcart peddler, of the lower
bat Side have made a formal request
Son Commissioner of Markets Edwin
j O-Malley for a reduction of the ?1
t, now collected from them weekly.
They ask that the fee be cut to 50
?rents a week.
& a communication to the Commis
?ioner the executive committee of the
Ligue of Citi?cn Peddlers, headed by
Mm??I i?*?> based ?tS P,C* {?\&
?cductior. on the ?round that the push
?rt ?en -? ?o* Paying t0 suPervia
?r* at the rate of $400,000 a year more
Iban the Board of Estimate has ap?
propriated for the conduct of the
Btreet markets.
"You will readily see the justice of
frliowing the peddlers to retain this
difference," runs the appeal, adding
that tbo peddlers were being hard put
to ft to support their families on the
H**_ty Incomes derived from their
Mtty bartering and that many were
?tompelled to apply to various chari
table Institutions for assistance be
tamo of their inability to make ends
jueflt "Under conditions as they exist
ft prissent," the letter concludes, "the
peddlers cannot continuo payments
?.acted from them without seriously
.??pairing the health of their fami
jiei." ,
No Reply from O'Malley
It is known that the written request
?tag received at the Commissioner's
?fice last Tuesday, but the pushcart
men have received no reply. They in?
timate, however, that they will not
?v? up their fight until something in
Uta direction of a fee cut has been
accomplished, together with other re
Jarflis for which they have boon striv?
ing for months. Chief among the lat?
ter is- the desire of the venders to
? jay their tax in a lump sum annually
Stead a?f weekly, and to make their
jayments into a central licensing office
batead of to local supervisors. They as
Hit that this system will abolish many
cf the evils with which they are bur?
dened under the present method.
For the purpose of having a thor
esgh discussion of the street market
litoation and projected reforms, the
league of Citizen Peddlers of New
?oik and the United Citizen Peddlers'
??UMciation of Brooklyn have joined to
_<s.4 a ?ass meeting at the Jewish
Cent?, 128 Stanton Street, next Sun
da, aiteoon at 2 o'clock. Jt is ex?
pected taiiU.OOO peddlers will be pres
tnl, Jht?all for the meeting wat^?ent
?Btirttterdiiy by Philip Kriftcher, sec
tt?trifthe Manhattan) group of push
urttten.
Text of Plea for Reduction
r/ie letter to Commissioner O'Malley
?B!
Tiie undersigned committee, at its
** meeting, in reviewing the recent
?Dges made with reference to the
?-slnistration of the pushcart ped
?~m under your jurisdiction, have de?
fied to write you for the purpose of
Suing your further interest on be
f of the pushcart peddlers in New
Iwk City. You have been empowered
to charge each peddler listed with your
department 'a sum not to exceed $1 a
week.' By authority given you with
regard to this collection wc assume
that you are empowered to collect a
?maller amount if in your judgment
auch an amount would be sufficient to
pay for the cost of supervision of ?push?
cart peddlers' markets. It is our opin?
ion that the amount now collected is
excessive, and that it would be within
your jurisdiction to decrease this
?mount by at least 50 per cent.
*'It is a well known fact that push?
cart peddlers are maintaining large
families on the income derived from
this petty business and aro having a
great struggle in maintaining them.
?any are forced to apply to various
chBritahle institutions in New York
City because of their inability to earn
?ufflcier?t.y for their families.
"Knowing your attitude with refer?
ence to the benefit of these markets in
lowering the cost of living, and know?
ing your keen interest in the welfare
cf the peddlers under your care, we
?re sure that an appeal of this kind
ill interest you, at least to the extent
of conferring with the peddlers for
we purpose of adjusting t*is matter,
fhe steps you have alreajTy taken in
the reorganization of pvJflic markets
I? New York City are ofJueclded ben
fY?ta^WS?,
WfcyJ?ess y\u, ch?
for years has b-et* kno*
contain the twoVaost 3
portant vitamina. Wh|
you ?at Kraft Cht%se
get the vitamines ?,
most palatable form.
i varieties: American,
Pimento* Swiss, sold by
the slice, pound or loaf.
?VaARIETIES IN TINS
I-?'-??-,??I
Three Yale Freshmen
Saved on High Cliff
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 15.
?Three Yale freshmen, eager to
enliven the monotony of Sunday,
started this afternoon on an ex?
ploring trip up the face of West
Rock, a sheer precipice of 400
feet near here, and had accom?
plished more than two-thirds of
their journey when they found
themselves in the delicate po?
sition of being unable either to
advance or retreat.
Their frantic signals attracted
oassing motorists, who notified
the police and Are departments,
and machinery for their rescue
was soon in motion. The students
at length were hauled to the top
of the rock by ropes. Two of
them reluctantly gave their
names as George Burr and
Harold Geyer, while the third
slipped off in the excitement.
efit to the community at large. They
not only have helped the peddlers but
they have helped systematize a con?
dition which has already been a stum?
bling block to officials handling- this
problem. -.
City Pays Supervisors
"Inasmuch as the Board of Estimate
has appropriated funds for the pay?
ment of salaries of supervisors who
fre to be placed under civil service
control but who have as yet not been
appointed by tho Civil Service Commis?
sion, it seems to us thaf your author?
ity will permit you to reduce the
amount of collections now made to less
than 50 per cent. As you well know,
the number of peddlers in New York
are between 13,000 and 14,000, and the
amount appropriated by the Board of
EstinTate for the payment of supervi?
sion is much less than these peddlers
contribute. In view of this fact, you
will readily see the justice of allow?
ing the peddlers to retain this differ?
ence, which amounts to approximately
$400,000.
"We are sure that measures which
you will no doubt institute f^r the
further benefit of this condition will
be welcomed by the peddlers. How?
ever, under th? conditions as they
exist at present, the peddlers cannot
continue payments exacted from them
without impairing seriously the health
of their families. ?
"We hope that this will receive from
you your highest consideration, and
that we may have the opportunity to
discuss with you' methods for better
conditions.
"Yours for better public markets,
"EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE,
League of Citizen Peddlers."
a
Suspected Safe Blower
Fights With Detectives
Offers Stiff Resistance as Offi?
cers Break Open Flat and
Find Burglar's Tools
Detectives broke into an apartment
occupied by William Anderson, at 2405
Second Avenue, early yesterday and
after a struggle aj-rested him for pos?
session of burglar's tools.
In a search of the apartment Detec?
tives Riley and Morrissey, of the safe
and loft squad, found jewelry valued :
at $2,500 and a large quantity of post
ago stamps. The tools seized include
chilled steel drills of many sizes and a
bottle of nitro-glycerine.
Anderson was taken to Police Head?
quarters and questioned with regard to
recent safe blowings. When detec?
tives entered his room Anderson en?
gaged them in a fierce fight, which
lasted twenty minutes. He was not
subdued until Detective Elwood Divver,
who had been on watch outside the
building, joined Riley and Morrissey.
Woman FoundDeadWas Insane
A body which was found Saturday
at North Beach, Queens, was identified
yesterday as that of Ida Springer,
forty-seven years old, formerly of 26a
William Street, who had been a patient
in the State Hospital for the Insane at
Ward's Island for several months. She
had been missing from the hospital
since Thursday.
Children Encounter
"Ferocious Pirates"
Twice Within Week
Little Brother and Sister;
Spin Marvellous Tale to!
Police When Found, but
Can't Convince. Parents
If Irma Randenberg, ni?o years old,
and her brother, Ralph, seven, of 407
West 184th Street, were to be believed,
here is what has happened to them:
Last Monday Irma and Ralph wore
playing in th? vicinity of th& old
American League ball park, 165th
Street and Port Washington Avenue,
when a bold, bad man, with long whis?
kers and a cowboy hat, seized them
and carried them into an old shed In
the park. He told thenv to stay there
until he got back, for he was going to
put them on a pirato ship and sell
them as slaves in tho West Indies. Irma
and Rolph were terrified and did not
have the nervo to run away until after
dark?two hours after their parents
_ had notified the police of their disap?
pearance. _
This adventure did not completely
quell within the two youngsters the
spirit of play, because yesterday they
went to the ball park to frolic again.
This time another bold, bad man, twice
as fiorce as tho other one, captured
them, although Ralph kicked him in the
shins and Irma bit him behind tho ear,
in their efforts to break away from his
grasp.
This man not only had long whis?
kers, but he had sideburns and his hair
was matted and coarse. His eyes were
as black as Poe's raven and he had a
long Roman nose. He tied the two
luckless children to stakes in the same
shed and then put bags of powder
under their feet. Tho diabolical crea?
ture was going to ignite the powder
and blow Ralph and Irma^toward the
heavens, but he decided that it would
make a more brilliant spectacle after
dark. So he left them, vowing to re?
turn later and complete his task.
Irma struggled with the stout ropo
that bound her and finally freed her?
self, and then with her teeth liberated
her little brother. It was dusk by this
time and they knew they would have
to clear out quickly to save their lives.
Just then Police Sergeant Francis Kear,
of tho West 177th Street station, hove
in sight. He had just learned that
the two Randcnburg children had van?
ished again, and he took them to the
station, where for a second time in a
week the police were thrilled by Ralph
and Irma's exploits.
Mr, and Mrs. Randenburfi, however,
took more stock in the old adage
"Spare the rod and spoil the child"
than they did in their offsprings' tale.
Robbed, Then Arrested
Man Held Up by Three Tells
Court He Was Drunk
Robert Coopor, of 207 West Twenty
fifth Street, was set upon and robbed
by three men at Twenty-first Street
and Eighth Avenue while on his way
home early yesterday morning.
Cooper told Magistrate Hatting he was
drunk when the men hailed him, com?
pelled him to stand facing a brick
wall and robbed him. After hearing
Cooper's tale and that of Patrolmen
Mullin and Flynn, attached to the
West Thirtieth Street police 6tation,
Magistrate Hatting held three prison?
ers captured by tho patrolmen for trial
in Jefferson Market Court this morn?
ing and placed Cooper under $1,000 bail
for drunkenness.
The men arrested gave their names
as John O'Connor, 117 Bank Street;
John Fitzgerald, 224 West Twenty-first I
Street, and Richard McNamara, 41
West Sixty-fifth Street.
Leaps to Death in Grief
Woman's Niece Makes Futile
Effort to Restrain Her
Rose Osezelsky, twenty-six years
old, killed herself yesterday by jump?
ing from a front window in the home
of her sister on the third floor of 671
Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn. Her
brother and her father died reccntly
in Poland and the young woman felt
that she and her mother were doomed
to grief and poverty.
Her niece, Binah Wiener, eleven
years old, seized her skirt and screamed
for help as the woman clambered over
the window sill. The cloth parted in
the child's grasp, however, and her
aunt had made the forty-foot leap bo
fore help came.
THE STORY OF REVILLON FURS
?w:~<
A Landmark
A structure of flat stones has been put
up to mark a favorite hunting or fishing
ground of the builder. It is hard to re?
locate places in the barren North as the
constant shifting of snow changes the
character of the landscape often in a few
hours. To enable him to recognize a
place where hunting and fishing has been
particularly good the Eskimo builds a
monument such as is shown in the
picture.
No. 1J0?Uta ai a Re-rilion Post
OjKkvillon fr?res
Fifth Avenue at 53rd Street
On tjie Screen
Ray Makes Part Real in "Tailor
Made Man"; May McAvoy Is
Real Star in ^Clarence"
.-_.
By Harriett? Underhill
Many people insist that it is not a
reviewer's business to say whether a
play- is good or bad; that he merely
should tell what it is all about. YeB
terdny wo felt inclined to agree with
people who sny this, although we never
! had felt so before.
| Being a person of strong likes and
| dislikes, it would be well-nigh impossi
? ble for us to write about a thing and
not say whether we loathed it or loved
| it, but it is easy to bo neutral when
you do not know just what you do?
j think, and that is the way we feel
i about the two pictures we saw yest.r
; day.
i They were "A Tailor-Made Man," at
the Strand," and "Clarence," at the
| Rivoli. It is difficult to judge the
; merits of a picture made from a play.
i If they stick closely to the original
| the picture is apt to be dull, and so
| you label it. If they improvise you
say: "Not a bit like the play. Why do
they always spoil stage plays when
? they put them on tho screen?"
Ray Retains Hia Charm
It is some time since we Baw "A
Tailor-Mado Man," and so we had only
a hazy idea of Just what Grant Mitch?
ell did in the part. Furthermore, we
are ready to accopt Charles Ray in any
role, being one of the persons who has
remained true to our allegiance.
Therefore, while we hesitate to say
that tho play has made a good picture
we do not hesitate to say that we en?
joyed it. Mr. Ray has not lost one
atom of that pathetic charm which won
for him the hearts of all theatergoers
a few seasons ago, and he plays John
Paul Bart with all of the naive whim?
sicality which belongs to that char?
acter.
When ho finally found himself in the
homo of the Stanlaws, an uninvited
guest, looked at askance by the host
and hostess and appraislngly by the
] invited gue?ts, we suffered with him,
and when he attempted to appear at his
ease by remarking ''A genuine Watteau"
again and again, only to be snubbed
for hia pains, we felt that the people
around us who laughed were hard?
hearted souls, who probably would bo
capable of ignoring a stray dog or
drowning a kitten which was de trop.
The reason you enjoy the picture so
much, if you do enjoy it, is because
Charlie Ray makes John Paul Bart a
real person, and we suffered with him
knowing, even as we did, that it was all
going to turn out right in the end.
The most exciting episode in the pic?
ture is worked out so beautifully that
if you stop to remember that it is in?
terpolated, you are only glad that they
didn't decide to leave it out. It is after
John has persuaded his employers to
sign the bill preventing the strike. John
promises the labor leaders that he will
have tho thing ?igned and in their
hands by ten in the morning and a
meeting of the board is called for 9
o'clock.
When he starts out to race with the
message of peace to the ship yards, he
is intercepted by enemies and there
ensues a chase such as even Mack Sen
nett never dreamed of; under water
and over bridges, on ships and in motor
boats. The hero finally jumps over?
board with the paper in his mouth and
falls fainting on the dock just as the
whistle, calling the strikers to battle,
pierces the air.
Is Anti-Climactic
John is roused _y the sound and man?
ages to drag himself to the rope and
hang on. In this way the signal is given
by the whistle which opells "victory"
to the workmen and when they rush to
find out who is sending out this mes?
sage John thrusts the paper in their
hands. That was the place to .->nd the
story, and the rest of it is, oh, eo antj
climactic! John ?goes back to his press?
ing board an<r a most unattractive
fiancee.
The cast is large and distinguished,
but no one had very much to do save
Ray. Stanton Heck plays Abe Na?
than, the millionaire who started
John on his career when he had his
clothes pressed in the tailor's shop
where John was working. Douglass
Gerrard plays Gustav Sonntag, the
doctor who aspires to the hand of
John's fiancee, and he looks exactly
like Morris Gest in so doing. Albert
' -T'a ,<a r ?? t? O T
Ray adapted the story for the screen
and Joseph de Grasse directed it.
Befofe the feature picture there is
a very charming ballet by Fokine. It
is called "Les Sylphides." Although
It is so beautiful, yqu can't hefp re?
membering the "Lilies" who gamboled
there last week. Tho overture is from
"Pagliacci." *
Alfred Lunt went with us to the
Rivoli, and, of course, he is the man
who invented "Clarence."
"How do you like it?" we would
, say at intervals, and he would ex?
claim ecstatically, "That lovely child!"
He was referring to May McAvoy, who
plays the incorrigible Cora, and, after
wo got outside, before we could ask
him again how he liked it, he said:
"I think Miss McAvoy is one of the
best screen actresses I ever saw. What
has she played in besides 'Sentimental
Tommy'?" To which we replied: "Sho
has played in some very"bad pi ature s
and hasn't had a decent chance, and
Jesse Lasky has a fortune there in his
handa and doesn't know it."
She is beautiful, whimsical and tal?
ented, and there can be no dotfbt in
the minds of all who see "Clarence"
that May McAvoy ?a trie real star of
the occasion. Wallace Reid in the
title role is excellent?better than we
had any idea he would be. It seemed
a Charles Ray part and we were afraid
that Wallie would look too handsome,
But he doesn't?he ?as caught the
spirit of the thing very well.
In spite of that and May McAvoy's
presence, too, the picture is not to be
compared with the play, or perhaps il
would be better to say that wo- were
disappointed in it. It seemed sorl
of cramped in the direction and de
tached groups were photographer
without your feeling that they bor?
any relation to the other detachec
groups which had been photographec
a moment before. .Scene after seen?
which we had looked forward to sllppCH
by without registering anything it
particular and the jealous and hysteri
cal wife wasn't a bit amusing. An?
do you remember Mary Boland ?1
the parti
On tho other hand, the sceni
where Miss Pinney and Claronc'
follow Cora and intercept heir elope
ment was very well done. Clarenc
was just the sort of person to shak
the breath out of a man, instead o
smashing him in the faca. Agne
Ayres plays the governess a*nd Kath
lyn Williams is the step-mamma. Rob
ert Agnew is amusing as the mal
flapper who writes poetry to the gov
ernness; Edward Martindel makes
handsome and much harrowed papa
Adolphe Menjou is the ?rillian. ?
Clara Berangcr made the sccnari
and William de Mille directed it
African Picture Thrills
On the program is a fascinating pic?
ture called "Man vs. Beast." it pre
sents the most thrilling moments of
two-year expedition in East Africa b
the late Louis Shuman. Sometimes
was eo realistic that we had to shi
our eyes and stop looking or fain
When it comes to a trapper we'
rather see than be one.
The overture is Beethoven's "Moo:
light Sonata," and there is a Prizni
picture called "Its Inspiration." TV
program says that the story told i
the picture of the composition of tl
sonata is only a legend, but we we!
all ready to accept it ns true befo:
wo spoke to the greatest authority v
know, H. E. Krehbiel. He told i
how it came to be written and that,
originally was called something qui
different. And then Alfred Lunt whi
pared to us and said, "Beethoven w:
deaf when he was as old as that, ai
he could never have heard tho blii
girl playing out in the woods." Ai
our ignorance had been bliss!
There is a pretty thing called "Ft)
est Idyll" preceding the feature pi
ture and a comedy, "Funny Face," f?
lowing it.
-.^
At the Capitol the.feature is '"Pri
oner of Zenda." At the Rialto the
is a double feature bill "The Face
the Fog" and J. E. Williamson's "Wo
ders of the Sea." This will be review
to-morrow.
Wife of "Stock Broker Kills
Herself by Drinking Poise
Mrs. Josephine Grot jan, twenty-fi
years old, wife of George L. Grotjan,
stock broker living at 471 Fifty-eigh
Street, Brooklyn, committed suici
early yesterday morning by drinki
lysol at her home.
She had been ill of nervous disorde
for several months and returned fr<
a hospital Saturday.
McConnack, Voice |
Unimpaired^ Given I
A Joyous Greeting
Admirers Pack Hippodrome
and Show Delight as
No Trace of the Singer's
Illness Is Perceptible
A huge audience greeted John Mc
Cormack, last evening, at the Hippo?
drome, where ho made his first ap?
pearance in New York since his serious
illness last spring. Every seat in tho
theater was filled, and those who could
not find an avnilablo chair on the stage
wero content to stand in line against
the back drop. Last spring it was
feared by some that the severity of
Mr. McCormack's illness had impaired
his voice, or at any rate that the pub?
lic would be deprived of his singing
for some time to come. There was
| talk of a year of absolute rest. Hew
ever, reassuring reports of his con?
valescence were issued by his managei
during the summer, and word finallj
came that the singer had mended s(
rapidly that he had been coaching witl
Sir George Henschcl in London, am
that he would resume his concert en
gagements in tho autumn. There was
therefore, not only special interest ii
his appearance last evening, bu
anxiety to ascertain Mr. McCormack'
vocal condition.
It is a pieasuro to state that Mi
McCormack never sang better. Al
though some twenty pounds lighter i
i weight, the singer appeared in tho bea
of health, and not the slightest trac
of illness impaired tho boauty of hi
voice.
"Welcome home, John!" shoute
some one in the theater, as Mr. McCoi
mack walked briskly onto tho stag?
This sentiment was promptly echoe
by prolonged applause. His singing c
the first two numbers, Handel's "
Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me?," an
"Enjoy the Sweet Elysian G.?ves
from "Alceste," met with hearty n
sponse from the audience. A
anxieties were removed and it was ev
dent that Mr. McCormack's voice ar
singing will long continue to gii
I pieasuro as well as edification. H
program included songs by Bridg
Bantock, Rachmaninoff, Franck, Rogei
Kramer, a group of Irish folk song
and "Thino Eyes Still Shine," by tl
faithful Mr. Schneider, who as usu
provided the accompaniments. Mr. M
Cormack was assisted by Rudol]
Bcchc?, violinist.
Mr. McCormack will give twenty eo
certs and then sail for Paris, whe
ho will appear in "Don Giovanni"
the Paris Opera. After resting throui
the summer, he will return to fill e
gagements here next autumn.
1,000 in Panic as Police
Fire Volley at Burglai
Women and Children Rush
Street Early in Morning;
Two Captured With Loot
More than one thousand women a
children rushed from their homes
panic early yesterday morning wh
detectives and patrolmen in pursuit
burglars fired fifty shots in Third A*
nue between Twenty-sixth and Twen
seventh streets. Two burglars w*
found at work in a Third Avenue sti
doorway. They tried to escape, wl
ordered to surrender, and the pol
pursued them, firing as they ran.
The men arrested gave their nar
as Charles Robinson, 314 East Twer
fifth Street, and John Latora, 131 Th
Avenue. In a taxicab, which the po!
say the men had ordered to await'th
return, women's gowns and ot
stolen material valued at $3,000 w
found.
Three men were originally invol*
in the robbery, according to Detecti
Gillman and Lambert, of the E
Twenty-second Street station. "]
third burglar escaped. The sto
goods were taken from the loft o:
tailoring shop on the third floor of
Third Avenue.
Robinson and Latora were arraigi
before Magistrate Douras in Yorkv
court. >They were held in $3,000 1
each for annearance to-morrow.
FIN'K'E.RRY
IN DEVELOPING THE FIN-KERRY
OVER-GARMENT FINCHLEY HAS
EMPLO YED INCOMPARABLE
FABRICS OF HIS OWN SELECTION,
?LIGHT WEIGHT OR ' HE A V Y.
FORTY DOLLARS
AND MORE
READY- TO-PUT-ON
TAILORED AT FASHION PARK
CUSTOM FTNISH WITHOUT
THE ANNOYANCE OF A TRY-ON
mmmssmn
OW?tft 46th. Street
KBWYORK
Wife Paye First Visit to Man
J4 Months in Death House
Mrs, Prank Fevrols visited her hus?
band yesterday in the death house ?t
Sing Sing p-Hson, Ossining, iff. Y.. for
the first time in the fourteen months
he has been there.
It was largely through her testimony
that he W"- found guilty of the murder
of Genero i,,*.z_aro in Yonkers. Since
the trial she has repudiated her testi?
mony, saying she gave it because detec?
tives had poisoned her mind against
hor husband. His attorney is seeking
a new trial because of her recantation.
THE NEAR EAST
AFLAME!
TURKISH army officer, fighting in Asia Minor?Great
Britain with an Empire at slake in the ESst?and
the world aghast as they face each other! AH Europe?
and Asia involved, and America, too, sooner or later.
Is .the Near East, is the Far East, any longer an aca?
demic question to you? Does it need more than the news?
paper front pages of the last month?the London head?
lines, "Stop the Next War"?to convince you that we of
America with Europe are ?itting on top of a volcano?
Or that the volcano is Asia?
Have you realized that there is one directly focused
source of understanding on this greatest of world prob?
lems today-?the struggle of the East to throw off the yoke
of the West?
A
The American MAGAZINE on the Orient ""I'S^
More than SO Illustrations 2 Special Photograph insert?
In the November issue, for instance, Mufty-Zade Zia Bey, eon of tho
former Foreign Minister of Turkey, gives the Turkish Nationalist
side of the great conflict in the Near East. He quotes Napoleon i
"You can kill the Turks, but you never can conquer them." Zia Bey
holds the imperial policies of Europe responsible for the 'great dis?
turbance of today in the Near East.
Whether or not you agree with Zia Bey, ASIA gives you months In
advance clear understanding of the greatest problem of the world
today. Eight months ago ASIA readers foresaw from arresting per?
sonal stories <?n Mustapha Kemal and his strength the crisis that has
just now alarmed the world in front-page newspaper headlines
Are you doing anything to "get behind" the news that fills the
press of today? Are you doing anything to keep yourself from being
excluded from conversation in the best American homes, around din
ner tables, at clubs and wherever progressively intelligent American?
are meeting?
ASIA is the answer. It makes vivid the most intricate interna?
tional problems. Il opens up the fascination of the life, literature,
art of nine hundred million people, with a 4000-year inheritance of
culture, living in a territory of unexplored natural wealth.
Other Features in the November ASIA
Stamford Raffles By Sir Frank Swettenham
Raffles! Swettenham! Names that cry aloud the history of
British dominion in Malaysia. The former Commander-in
chief of the Straits Settlements writes of the man whose statue
overlooks the strange, conglomerate crowds that swarm into
Raffles Square, Singapore. Raffles* a poor boy of fourteen in
the office of the East India Company, London. At twenty-four
years of age, assistant secretary of the Island of Penang, in the
Strait of Malacca?"Empire Builder"?Java and other Nether?
lands East Indies brought under the British flag, only to be lost
later. Raffles, adventurer,, statesman, dead in London at the
age of forty-five, penniless and heartbroken. Here is a story
which rivals fiction.
An Autumn Trip in North China By A. E. Grantham
Doesn't a walking trip through old Chinese villages, beyond
crumbling walls, into noisy markets?days spent on "dusty roads,
nights passed before the lacquered altars of Buddhist temples?
call to your spirit of adventure?
Irak Restored By ?.Roland G arbol?
In Bagdad, in a residence overlooking the fabled Tigris. Fcisal,
the new King or Irak, sits at a desk, telephone at elbow, receiv?
ing his mail via the most modern aerial post service in the
world. Beyond his window lies a vast expanse of Asiatic coun?
try, ripe for development?grain, cotton, dates, oil?needing /
but the touch of Western enterprise. Does the answer to Mes?
opotamia's golden era lie in England and America-?
Echoes of Himalayan Flutes By Muriel Percy Brown
The music of the flute still plays an important part amongst
the peoples of India. Mrs. Brown, who has lived and trav?
eled for years in the Orient, has made a collection of Indian
flutes and of folklore surrounding them. An article that gives
a new picture of Indian customs.
The Drowning of Ganapati By A. CoyU
In the city of Baroda there is a jolly god who has an elephant
head-?for a reason. A fantastic deity that you had better get
acquainted with.
Honorable Pilgrims By Gertrude Emerson
Fuji, with its gusty rains, its mountain inns, its long lines of
white-clad pilgrims! Fuji as an eager American girl saw it.
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