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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER tt, 1918.
The Boomerang.
President Wilson, on Monday of this week, signed a proclamation
prohibiting the manufacture of beer after December I, 1018.
Previously Mr. Wilson's attitude on beer and light wines had
been well defined. Time and time again he had advocated the man
ufacture of beer and light wines, because he knew that with the
prohibition of whisky, beer and light wines would be largely con
sumed by industrial war workers.
But by his proclamation of last Monday, President Wilson shows
that he has changed his beer and light wine attitude.
Writing in the New York Herald of yesterday, Donald A.
Craig, says:
"I am told that the unexpected decision of President Wilson to
prohibit the manufacture of beer after December 1 as a war measure
was in large measure due to knowledge of this situation brought to
light by Mr. Palmer.
"For a long time Mr. Wilson declined to exercise his power to
stop the manufacture of beer, although he did stop distilling of
whisky. Both Herbert Hoover, Food Administrator, and Dr. Harry
A. Garfield, Fuel Administrator, advised against extending the action
against beer for more than a year, but lately they changed their
minds and were in accord with the prohibitory proclamation issued
by President Wilson this week."
In yesterday's disclosures by A. Mitchell Palmer, Alien Property
Custodian, of the buying of the Washington Times with money con
tributed by German brewers, important letters are mentioned. Both
are written by Alexander Konta, the Hungarian broker and leading
spirit in the Hungarian Loyalty League. One was addressed to Dr.
Bernard Dernburg, one-time Prussian colonial secretary and at the
time of the writing of the letters head of the German propa
ganda in this country. The other Konta letter was written to Capt.
Hans Tauscher, of the German army, another German agent operat
ing here before the United States entered the war. Both of these
spies were unmasked by the United States government.
In his letter to Dr. Dernburg, Konta suggested in the event of
buying a newspaper the following editorial policy:
"Prohibition is seriously occupying the minds of the brewers
and distillers of this country. It is not a question of temperance,
which they advocate, but of the actual prohibition by law of the
sale of beers, wines and liquors.
"A paper that would not be hostile to the personal liberty of the
citizen to drink, in moderation, what he pleased, could count upon
the powerful support of the brewers and distillers, who command
almost illimitable capiteli, and what is more, means of giving the paper
in question a circulation large enough to attract advertisers."
It is significant that Mr. Palmer should see fit to introduce docu
ments pertaining to the activities of German spies as having a bearing
on the purchase of a newspaper by the brewers.
And it seems like the ixony of fate that the very tool selected by
the brewers to aid their game should prove a boomerang, but the
logical thought is, that President Wilson changed his mind concerning
light wines and beer because of the disclosures of thi Alien Property
Custodian.
A Rubber Stamp.
We trotted out our crystal globe and in tune with the muse,
these are the views that resulted from the seance:
Are you a rubber stamp?
- Does someone ink you on the pad of mechanical routine and
apply you to the same thing in the same way every day?
Don't be a duplicate. Even an exceptional copy is less creditable
than a mediocre original?if the original represents a man's best
effort toward self-expression.
Don't be a cog when you can be the throttle-hand. But while
you are a cog. approach perfection in the way you execute the func
tions of a cog.
Have ideas. Don't criticise; suggest. Criticism may be indulged
?>nly when experience warrants and authority justifies.
Think constructively. Man has labored thousands ot years, yet
??ach work lie thought was finished, successive generations have im
proved.
As you go, aim to better. Look for Opportunity, don't make her
seek you out.
Whereupon, ?hen you do have your impress, it will be, not as a
rubber ?tamp, but individual to and original with you.
Two Ways to Save Coal.
Coal in Great Britain, France and Italy, and other European
countries is selling at $jo and more a ton. The people, over there,
cannot afford to waste it. They conserve coal by extracting every
oossible heat unit. They have to do that or freeze.
It is different in these United States. We have coal to burn,
?nd we do burn it in a most wasteful, riotous fashion. Coal prices to
is are low compared to what our allies' have to pay.
But we are short of coal. We ought to conserve our supply.
Our Fuel Administration might get coal conservation easily
enough if it permitted coal operators and dealers to run prices up
:o the European level, and many coal barons would like nothing better.
That would further increase our cost of living.
So the Fuel Administration took the other way. Prices were held
-Iowa, and the people were asked to save coal?to conserve it as care
fully at $6 a ton as they would if it cost them $20 a ton.
Which is the better way? Of course! But are you doing your
share of fuel saving to prove to Garfield that Americans can save
coal without having the price boosted skyhigh?
Good Roads.
L'ncle Sam needs good roads more than ever before to carry on
transportation.
Liberty trucks are driven from factories to seaports.
Material for war work is transported between towns and cities by
motor trucks covering hundreds of miles each day.
Full speed ahead is the thought in the mind of every man who is
getting out war material and anxious to win the war.
Merchants throughout the country are getting their supplies by
motor trucks and in that way relieving the railroads of every possible
burden.
To eliminate delays of the great truck trains there must be more
good roads.
Ruts, washouts, mud holes and generally run down roads are tne
trucks' greatest enemy and the farmer can be the "man of the hour"
in keeping the road along his farm in the best of condition.
These roads should be put in condition before they become
frozen. We must clear the way for transportation and eliminate
costly delays.
Let's keep things moving.
Whaddaya mean neutral? The native land of Spanish influenza
is an enemy country?that's all!
Uncle Sam's going to curtail the manufacture of straw hats.
He's favoring the tin variety these days. ?
_ >
Count Burian of Austria, says: "The only logic the stomach
can hear is hot soup." We've heard lots of soup?but it took the
count to translate the message.
Another problem I? lo b? put up lo
the President.
It will hare hi? ?olutlon In ?Too?*,
tima and then Congre?? will do as
he suggest? ln th? matter of nettle
ment of It.
This is frequently th? case?often
th? case we might suggeat-and It Is
but natural, where the President's
power Is so undisputed as it i? In
Congress, that he and he alone should
dictate the trend of legislation.
The new problem has to do with
the census A bill Introduced In the
House provides for the selection of
census enumerators and directors
under th? "political plum" system.
The Civil Service Reform League and
other related bodies are making an
Insistent battle for placing this un
der the civil service plan.
If the President Indicates a d?slro
to have Ihe civil service plan prevail
some of the members will be opposed
to it under th? surface but they will
go ahead and vot? for It Just tho
?ime. Others will consider it a tri
umph for the civil service principles
which th? party's leaders hav? in
dorsed from time to time.
Thus far it is said nothing has been
done from the White House to settle
this matter. There are ?o many Im
portant matters demanding the time
and attention of the President that
he can hardly be expected to take
such a matter as this out of the pile
of work and speak on it one? and
for all. But It will be reached when
the time Is rjpe to settle it and that,
after all. Is all that is required
There la no doubt where most of
the party politicians sland on the
question. They want the political
features left in for they want to help
distribute the patronage and gain
what rewards may come to them In
a political way from so doing.
The reformers of th? party are
strong against the plan. They want
to take the same forward step which
they Insist was taken when the post
office spoils system was put out of
business by Mr Burleson. They think
everything ?hould be placed under the
civil service system, even some of
the offices whicn now find their way
into the political classification.
The Civil Service Commission,
which has been working hard to con
duct ita affair.? as they should be
conducted, haa found many instance?
of desecration of the plan. Con
gressional members have found nu
merous examples of desecration of
the plan, too, and they insist that
no hard and fast civil service plan
can be adopted. They think It is Im
practicable besides being undesirable
The arguments against It are suffi
cient to outweigh the arguments ln
its favor, they Insist.
The New York Times- editorial en
dorsing the movement for peace, has
its origin In London newspapers.
There Is no doubt as to this ? and
there Is no doubt, therefore, as to
the inspiration for this surprise edi
torial, which startled the people of
the Kast on Monday morning.
Without insisting that there Is ma
terial connection between the forces
on each side of the water, however,
one can easily see that It Is prompted
l.y a desire to lead the way, rather
than to voice the sentiment of any
considerable force of Americans. The
Times editor believes that an oppor
tunity Is here to bring serious con
sideration of the peace matter. He
thought, when the Austrian note came
over, that the time was ripe to give
out his Ideas and he did so without
figuring perhaps what the effect would
be.
He knew that If a storm of protest
greeted his effort. America's heart
could be considered so strongly In the
contest that nothing less than dictated
peace would probably satisfy their
claim upon Germany. He knew if
some heed was given his suggestion
a negotiated 'peace might reasonably
be expected to satisfy the American
people. In this respect the editorial
was a "feeler." although it could well
be this without necessarily losing any
of Its protest against the continuance
of the war without giving some Imme
diate heed to the peace discussion.
War weariness, we think the publi
cation of this editorial has demon
strated, has not struck our country
seriously. There has been a natural
abhorrence of war all along, of course,
but this seems to have detracted not
at all from our desire to prosecute
the conflict to the bitter end This
war weariness has not been as pro
nounced In this country as In other
countries because our resources and
our supply of men have not been as
thoroughly drained as the resources
and the man-power of other nations.
The weariness may strike us at some
time In the future, but cer':nily It
has not done so up to this time.
There are fights being made
against the Non-Partisan league
which should he stopped. There are
members of the league?the greater
share of them?who are loyal to the
core. There are others who are In
discreet and who probably might
very easily be ela??ed with the
Bryan pacifists.
As Mr. Creel said In hi? letter of
May 13. 1918: "It Is not true that
the Federal government Is pressing
the Non-Partisan League in any
manner of that the Federal govern
ment considers it ?n act of disloy
alty to belong to this league."
VT? have seen the Liberty Bond
contributions of some of the mem
bers of this league. W? have also
seen the blood contributions of some
of the members?sons and brothers,
and even ?ome members of the
league. No one can charge them
with being disloyal. If they are.
we confess we do not know where
to look for loyalists.
In fact, the more we think of the
developments of the post-War period
In this nation, the more we Insist
lasting wrong has been don? to the
nation hy men who Pharisaically
announced themselves to the world
as the only 100 per cent Americans
and straightway denounced every
body who did not subscribe to their
extreme code of patriotism.
If there are sacrifices to be made 1n
this war?and there are millions of
cases of sacrifices?about the easiest
sacrifice we know of ia for a Re
publican partisan to step to the polls
and vote for th? member? of Congre??
who are the President'? candidates.
This sacrifice, after all. Is no sacrifice
?It Is only the assumption of a duty
which millions of our young men and
older one? have assumed and with th?
added sacrifice of their live?. If It
become necessary to take them.
Our soldiers are offering their live?
to their President. Our partisans
should offer their political opnlons
for this on? election, at least It will
cost them nothing?not nearly as
much as the boys pay over there.
But. a? a matter of fact, they will
gain by it. for they will support their
President with the men whom he
wants sent here to Washington.
It strikes us that this is the highest
patriotic duty?and this Is why we
menton It. We have given thought to
thl? night after night and day after
day?and whether we thought of It
by day or by night the light that
came to u? illuminating th? way to a
patriotic settlement of the problem
wa? neither dimmed nor hidden. It It,
"SCHOOL DAYS" h ?J? ?
Army and Navy News
There Is no established legal defini
tion of what constitutes the line ami
what the staff of the army, said the
Judge Advocate Generala of the army
In an opinion. Aa ft matter of com
mon law, military, the distinction be
tween line and staff organisations de
pends upon whether or not they are
designed primarily for actual combat;
and except where bound by statute,
the War Department is at liberty to
determine whether organizations
should properly be considered a? be
longing to the line or the staff, being
governexi by thia distinction. The
Siena) Corpa was formerly a staff de
partment. Its duties were staff duties f
as distinguished from combat duties
But the recent development of the ni
service as a combatant service, with
the placing of that service under th-*
Signal Corps, has changed the organ
ic character of that corps by adding
to Its long-established functions duties j
and functions which did not exist \
in the old scheme of organization. The ?
Signal Corp? act of July 14, 1917 MO
S tat. 243), contemplatea organisations
and unita in the Signal Cors which are
designed primarily, and perhapa sole
ly, for flghtirut Therefore, such or
ganisations of the Signal Corps as are
designed for actual combat are prop
erly to be classified as organizations
of the line of the army aa distin
guished from the staff.
Orders have been Issued that all
work is to be stopped in connection
with the converting of any of the
National Guard campe into canton
ments. Additional inforamtion received
shows that the cost of converting
these tent camps into semi-perman
ent cantonments would necessitate nn
expense and the use of labor that can
be avoided at this time. This order
applies to Camp Shelby, the authori
zation for which has already been
issued and other National Guard ?
camps, the converting of which Into 1
cantonments had been contemplated. t
Additions to the National Guard '
camps not In the sense of converting '
them into cantonments as authorised
Is to proceed as announced.
Tn connection with the develonment
of the new plan of the Air Serv'ce for
thorough training of our flyers before
they are sent overseas, experienced
flying officers are being returned from
abroad to act as special instructora in
the more advanced cours.'s of avia
tion training. Recent practice n. ?*'e
mental training now gives the candi
date more time in the air with his in
structor than heretofore. The new
plan is known as the Gosport system
or "All Thru.'* as it is popularly called
In the American Air Service, and in
sures a closer contact between ?he
cadet and the Instructor. Wh"n the
cadets arrive at a flying field from
the ground school, where they have
learned much of the theory of flight,
engine control and repair, radio, sig
naling and other kindred subjects,
severa! of them are assigned to an in-1
structor who stays with th??m until
they have qualified In elemental Hy
ing. They are then sent to the spe
lai schools for flnal work and train
ing in their particular line, as pursuit.
reconnaissance, artillery-control, or
bombing pilots. The old practice of
giving a cadet so much ?Imp in the air
under Instruction and then t trning
him loose for his first sola fight, in a
*'.??ink-or-flWim" fashion, 1? being rti''
eontinued and what Is believed to be
a more ?safe and sane system Is be;ng
adopted.
The medical department of the arrny
reports through the surgical division
were our conception or the hiebest
patriotic duty of an American voter
to proceed in some other direction we
would say It frankly?and speak of it
unhesitatingly In this column. But
we do not believe it Is. We think
there s one thing nnd only one thing
for our voters to do this year and we
believe they will do that thing with
out questioning, without bragging and
without regretting that they have
done it
John W. Davis's elevation to the St.
James post means a victory for polit
ical judgment, patriotic service and
for devotion to the highest Ideals
wheh can pervade public life. Mr.
Davis haa made his way because he
set out toward the most worthy
marks, because he battled courage
ously on toward them In spite of op
position and discouragement, and be-^
cause he was tolerant of other forces
and was respectful of the rights and
Interests of others.
As David Lawrence so truthfully
remarked his la the example of ft
man who tabooed the arts of the
demagog. He earned the ?support of
his people because he was open and
frank and because he didn't stoop
to the practices which sometimes
bring: quick success but eventual
ruin to the man who courts public
life.
Mr. Davle will make good with the
people of Great Britian. He Is a
business man and a lawyer, capable.
alert and loyal to tue utmost. He
will step Into the ways of the diplo
mat quite as easily as did Lord
Heading: when the latter was select
ed to come to this country for the
government of Great Britian. Ver
ily, we think that while Lord Read
ing has been sent here by his home
g*overnment we have returned to his
country a man whose characteristics
remind us of him. The relations
of the two great countries will ben
efit by the addition of Mr. Davis to
the staff of spokesmen quite as
much as they will by the reason of
the assignment of Lord Reading; to
the Washington r#^t?and this Is
paying: them both the compliment
of being decidedly the right men for
the ri?ht places.
THE OB5EKVER.
that the development of the young
surgeon for ?ervice in the American '
Ex ? r<i ? t io na r y Force ha? more than
met expectations. Those who have \
shown special fitness are working not ,
In isolated caaea. but are operatine in
teams of eight, these teams beine
formed Into groupa of fifty. These
young men, some of them only a few
years out .if their medical school?, '
are now performing? the class of surgi- j
cal work that ten months ago would |
have been trusted only to the old^r
and established men of the profession.
Endurar.ee and visor are ihe char- '
aetcnst.es that place these men in a'
special class of usefulness for sursi- j
cal work in the hospitals and their |
success ha? met with high praise
fr?'m the seniors of the medical corps.
Commencing August 31 and eontin- !
uing until September 7 for the first ?
and commencing September 1 nnd ex
tending until September 14 for the ?
m rond period, the camp of Instruc
tion for officers of the New York I
Guard will be held at Camp Whitman. ,
Dutches? County, N. T. Nine hundred
and five officer? are to attend. The ;
camp fa to be in command of Brig. !
Gen James Robb. Second Hrlgade; N. |
V. C., with Pol. Newton K. Turgeon. |
Seventy-fourth Infantry, N. Y. G., as j
chief instructor, who will be assisted \
by ten Instructors, officers of various
units in the gard. The course Is to be
a very intensive one. The officers
will serve ns non-commissioned ofh- ?
cers and privates. The usual servi? e
drills will be held each day with dally
leetures on various military topics, j
The tours at? expected to He very !
helpful ."ind instrurtivo, as many new '
military feature? that have arisen ;
during the present war will be con- ?
sldered.
The War Department authorise? tho
following:
An additional award for the manu- ?
facture of field and mareblng shoes
for the army ha* been made by the !
Quartermaster ?t'ori?? to C*ha'les
Keighley, of VineUnd. N. J. The I
?hoes, leather and rubber gc>ods I
branch of the Quartermaster's Corps !
haa given the contract for S&.OtK) pair.?*
of marching ?hoe? at the price of !
16.45 per pair for delivery in October, ,
November, December and January,
and SS/W pairs of field shoe? at the
price of $7.15 i?er pair for delivery up
to December If.
This I? a total of pn.OOn pairs of shoe.1?
at a cost aggregating $?V./rt>.
INDIA SATISFIES CANADA.
Agreement Reached to Prohibit Em
migration of Laborers.
The Indian delegates to Ihe im
perial wo,r conference have assented
to the proposal to prohibit the emi
gration of laborers from Candada to
India. The question can t.e settled
finally only by the Canadian P.irlia?
ment, which must retain the right
to validate or vote decisions of the
imperial war conference or Imperial
war cabinet, so far as they concern
this country. The Canadian dele
gate? agreed, ln return for this ron?
cession by India to admit Into Can
ada the wives nnd minor children of
the native? of India resident in the
Dominion. On this matter there
has been a controversy for years.
The racial nnd economic arguments
against building up an Indian col
ony in British Columbia by family
life have weighed strongly with
many Canadians ln other province...
Perhaps the absolute assurance
that no more Hindu laborers ?vili be
admitted will reconcile British Co
lumbian? to the war conference plan
though It tends to perpetuate an
insoluble element In the province.
The Hindus gave the authorities at
one period a great deal of trouble,
but their hehevlor during the war
has been satisfactory, and it may. be
that reunion with their families will
permanently cure their unrest. The
people of British Columbia have
been reproached with taking a nar
row, ?elfish and anti-impcrini view,
but their province would have been
overrun with Orientals but for the
barrier? against the East?From
the Toronto Globe.
OPHELIA'S SLATE.
T Wm?E?t
Lily 5?vf? ,
New York, Sept. V* ?Gey bon
\i\ants, those materialized ?-ur.beam.i
In spats, known to New York as club
men, are becoming extinct. The bay j
windows of the Fifth avenue cluba. ?
their lounging places, are as I ate aa
Mother Hubbard's widely press- I
agented cupboard.
In the old days they wee the life
of the "party." the little ray? of run
shine flooding the darkened stilt
room?. When the war came they had
more dependents than ft Russian im
migrant.
Of course the dependent? wem ?
mixers of pink appetizers, makers of ?
monogramme?] cigarettes, designer* I
of silk scarves, ladies of the chorus !
and hard-working manicure girla, but
they were dependents just the earn?? ?
and looked to the clubman and his
brotherly generosity for their support
The confirmed clubman, peculiarly ;
a New York species, was never In ?
trade. That smacked too much of
the bourgeois. He had an office to
be sure where his rt nt? were * ol
lected. The rents came from estates
of grandparents who ate pie with
their knives and half-soled their
breechea with coon-skln.
Now and then the clubman would
visit his office which would be sig
nalized by the firing of an office boy,
sending a couple of wirelesses, light
ing a ciKarette, setting the waate
bceket on flre, yelling for ft taxlcab.
and then rushing out?winging ft cock
tail enroute.
When the war broke out they did (
their bit by Ignoring sauerkraut, lift- !
ing their eyebrows at the mention of '
the Crown Prince and making puns '
about the Teutonic verba that button
up the back.
Then the members of the club, who
were not clubmen In the New York I
sense, but who now and then visited
the clubrooms for an evening of lei- !
sure, began to appear in th-frir khaki
uniforms. Some came and shook '
hunda all around and were seen no '
more.
Still others did not visit the club at !
all but their names showed up now '
and then in the casualty list. All j
of this began to get on the nerves '
of the club lounger. He noticed a
??ertaln effort of regular members t ? ?
avoid him. He became a club Iah ma ?.1
?a loljbylounglng outcast
At the seashore where he went for
solace, tt was the same. Men (uni
on leftve in uniforms. Veranda hounds
were not popular with the young de
butante?. So it came about that ail
at once as if by some concerted
action the New York clubman d re
appeared. Nobody know? where he
went and very few care.
There ia a war famine In small
safety deposit boxes in New York. At
present they are practically lion-exist- (
ant. They hold the valuable? of men \
who have Kone to the front and the ;
demand for them is increasing much
more rapidly than the bankers can
find supply.
Fine trotting bays and neat horee
drawn vehicles burst forth on Fifth
avenue and Broadway with ? pleas
ant clatter on the tirst gasolin-'-lcss
Sunday. The few liverymen It-ft were
swamfid with orders they could not
half fill. The parks were motorie?*
and only the horse and carriage oc
cupied the smooth driveways. Bi
cycles were also pressed into serv
ice and the few dealera who had
them reaped ft harvest. The old
fashioned art of walking was al-vo re
\ ived and all the sidewalks wer??
crowded. At one hotel one hundred
motor tourists who had not heard ot
the new ruling were told about it and
they gladly delayed their tours for
one day.
Wilzon Mlxner, White Way V.ule
\ ar<lier and creator of the line "Ufe
is a tough proposition and the firt-t
hundred year? are the hardest" has
been regaline Broadway while acting
as a court witness this week. Misner
swatted a movie actor in a row over
a Follies beauty and was arrested.
AMERICAN WASTE.
English Working Folk Sawng Their
Money, Ours Spending Their?.
There le a feeling that many c.f
those who are receiving rx eptionally
hi-h wage? In thi.* c-aui try as the
result of the war nn not showing
wisdom in the matter of saving
money.
The jewelry business, for r-xample.
is making an excepiinnally good
showing at this time. 1 it is said
to he because of a ne? - * of buyers.
who for the first tip ?? e| able to
indulge in luxuries. This is good
I for all concerned, if ' carried (oo
far. But there are - ens of prod
igality on the part ? f people whose
1 income has become < ^eeptional. ;n
contrast there Is the best authority
for believing that the Rntish peo
ple are practicing thrift a* tie ver
before, and saving money despitie
the hich cost of !.
The chairman of the National War
Savings Association ' Great Brit
ain says that there arf lft.T.*An,M hold
ers of British war securities and
more than ?3,??\-??? accounts In ?av
ine? banks Thousands of women
who earned not hint: before the war
? are now engaged in remunerative em
i I'loyment and are ?avine their money,
? Others who fur meri ? ree? ived small
? wages are now making mu?*h more
' and they, too, are practicing thrift
j All of which should curry its eug
I gestion to the war workers of this
?country. Making hay ubile the sun
shine? also implies putting it under
? cover.?Springfield Republican.
) Tr?in Shell Maker? Quickly.
Within ten ?lays ?? .m tha? lima?
they enter the factor?a?? English
women master ?inclr-procese ?hell
making machines and are aMe to
render efficient setvi.-e, accordine
to Information which lias reached
the Department of labor from Eng
land. They are paid from 110 to
$15 a week where the lime baala
ia in effect, and from ?7.G.0 to |??
a week by piecework.
Some of the factories run thr. e
shifts, and hours are changed each
week. The women say that they
do not mind nliiht work in thr
least, although some of them are
engaged in heavy manual labor.
Piecework systems have been in
troduced in many pia? e. as a means
of speeding tip prod'i'*i<?n. Worn? ?
worker?, it is said, take much more
pain? than the men to increase their
incomes when they are working on
that basis, for they operate their
machines at top speed and turn out
enormous quantities of work. Men
are more disposed to limit their
production to a figure approximat
ing that of their companions, bul
women do not pay much attention
to what the other women are doing.
A LINE O' CHEER
L<\CH DAY 0' THE YEAR.
By Joho Kendrlrk Bang?,
mi\<|IM:i\i. CARE.
Care has cut me since the day
On her wiles I smiled away.
For she doesn't like a chap
Who can grin amid mishap.
What ehe seeks are sighs and ti ar. :
Waxes fat un worried fears.
But her power for evil slip?
In the face of smiling lipa
iCo-pyright, ihAi
=?v
Pennsylvania Avenue.
Seventh Street
Do!
Buy
War Saving?
Stamps!
Don't!
Waste
Paper!
Do!
Save or
Salvage
There's a Personal Feature
in Saks Clothes
Of course fashion is no one's exclusive
property. But, like a piece of music, it all
depends upon the interpretation given it.
Our designers and needle men interpret
the styles of the season from your individ
ual standpoint?to meet your personal re
quirements.
Saks Clothes can be "personal" Clothes
?because they are specifically made. None
of the broad generalities of factory work
here; and yet none of the unavoidable
limitations of the "little tailor around the
corner."
Saks Clothes are generous in conception
and sincere in execution?made for you in
a sense not true of any other Clothes avail
able to you.
What of the values?
Take a look at the line of
Suits at.
?and at a line of Top
Coats?body-fitting, with
split waist and long center
vent?siik trimmings at. .
J
25.00
$30.G0
Other Suit Grades up to $65
Other Top Coats up to $50
Here
Are the Unanswerable
Hat Arguments?
?F?V2 of Them?
Into each of our five? lines of Soft Hat? ?*???
have put th" makes which excel in the pro
duction of that particular ?jradc.
They are exclusive shapes?men as they are
ti?*:?] qualities?and in the sire vou will
require and the proportions you should have.
Victory.$2.50
Karlton.$3.00
Airm?*Mi.$4.00
Liberty.$5.00
Saks.$6.00
CHINA SHOULD ABROGATE
ALL VAGUE CONCESSIONS
A readjustment of foreign conces
sione must be made. In the past it
appear, to have been the practice no;
only of authorized tiovcrnment ofli
ciala, but of local mandarins as well,
to giant concessions to foreigners for ?
everything under live sun Such con- ?
cesatone, even If unexpluitod. temami '
aa "vested right." for the foreigner ?
even while the offl. ieal who ?? anted
them in the tir?t place may have
ansiaed long alnce When the real
Chinese liovci nment I? once mora in
control of afiaaia, one of Ha tir?t acu
should be to .ablu?ale ell concesaloiij*
for which there i? no tangible or bona
fide evidence of existence, and to de
nounce all agreements that curtail
her own r.ght to exploii any pail ui
her own domain. And in th.sv she
should have live support of the en
tente allies, leu bj Aiuu '.ca- Itua U
m line with the abolii?o?*. or "seyeret.
diplomacy." the eu?*? ? 1*?? Kar KsMt.
which is one of our mussi important
uar-iinu -From ???. pcan rolle?. In
.Tiina." by Jam. ? francis Abbott, In
"Asia" Magazine
Garai? Rel?ate Skilled Lakor
In Biimtngham, Ala. ga'ascra and
service filling ?tkluvn.? ?re cloain*? alt
day on Sundays, and evety night ax
" o'clock This eliminale? nicht and
Sunday shifts and relesiae? many ex
pert mechanic.? urgently iiesMleel lor
government ?ervice. The action ??l
taken before the war program of th?.
Department of abor was ennounc. 1.
The Birmingham M..ior Trade? As
sociation aJ ic>i>oiisible for thla pa
ti .one action, and it i? expected that
mcioi -trade u'.ion? In other ?yt.e?
lliroughoul Ihe State and country wiH
take almilar stepa to co-?>peraie ?ait,
ihe frovernmein in it? win-; he-w*sj|
pi ?*, am al bum. ?vod abrojal

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