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THE WASMNGTON HERALD
CiLi-jrrosr t. ?a??.,.ftiilim ama mtlttt PUBLISHED XVERT MORNINO BT The Washington Herald Company a$-4*7-4>9 Klerenth Street Phone Main S3?? L M. BELL... ?. tV ??TaUTT ? RaEPK-SSEWTATTV-B?. ?..am. St, taOUle, Kansas City. Ilo.. Bryant THE BIW-KWlTH SPECLAI. AOEKCT !hv Tork. World Building; Chicago, Tribune Building ??est-Dlaraateh Bulldlnc; Petrol?, Ford Building; Kan??? City. Balldtag ??ri7_?e?-nUPTION?^lATES BT CARRIER: _Pally and Sunday. 40 cents p?r month. ?4.JO per y??r. SUBSCRIPTION BATES BT MAIL: Daily aad San-lay. (0 cents per month; tt,?. per year. Dally only I? cent? per month: ?6.00 per year. Entered at the noti office at Washington. D. C as second clMa ?all matter. 1 * t The Housing Problem. Profiteering landlords and a shortage of houses are not eondi tiens unique to Washington. They are not confined to any city or any State or even the United States. They are world-wide problems. Authorities in the building trades place our national shortage of houses at 1,000,000 They say it will be five years before building operations catch up with the demand. This condition, which renders rent profiteering easy, must not be allowed to drift. Remedies exist. England has tackled her housing shortage rough-shod. She ??ul build 250,000 homes in three years by extending government loans to individuals through communities. This system is becoming common in Europe. Our nearest approach to it is the United States Housing Corporation. It provided homes for the families of 21,983 war' workers at an average cost of $5,067 a family. A continuance of a government housing corporation into peace time is on the program of the American Federation of Labor. The A. F. of L. recommends that government funds be advanced to home-builders in the form of long-time, low-interest loans. The financing would be extended to non-profit co-operative housing and Joint tenancy associations. The only method so far devised that seems to cope even in a faint measure with the rent problem is raising the landlord's tax rates in proportion to rent increases. Eighteen counties in Ohio have adopted this policy. The auditors in these eighteen counties are committed to a policy of stabilizing rents by providing tax rates to absorb profiteer ing increases. This policy has been put into effect in New York City, where rents have increased an average of 21 per cent in three years. Strik ing at profiteering landlords. New York has boosted its real estate assessments $-00,000,000. N'ew York still further recovers landlords' exorbitant profits by stern but just assessments under the State income tax. We commend this attitude to income tax collectors generally. Increased income from rentals can easily be computed and the government take its share of the increased landlords' earnings that have been created by the activity of the people themselves. Senator Williams is a league advocate and favors lynching. Would he grant nations the right to violate the covenant when it functions too slow to suit them? Redfield is afraid organized labor is losing public confidence. What doe? he mean by "public"? Unorganized labor? Or capital? Red Tape. ? "Take your horses with you, the men will need them for the spring plowing." In some such words Grant spoke to Lee at Appomatox and | began right there the work of making a new nation of America. '? The great captain of the Union armies thought not of red tape but of the instant need of things. Apropos of the sales of army mules, artillery horses and other; animals by the army. Why couldn't the boys who are going to have j Such a hard time staying down on the farm "now that they done seen Paree" have been treated as well by the government today as Cran! treated the remnants of the thin gray line? And the trucks which are now rusting and rotting while Con- j gress wrangles and wriggles?why couldn't they have been shipped; out to the farms. After all the talk of "reconstruction," "helping the soldiers,' "increasing production?" what has been done. NOTHING, and red tape is half the answer. - According to Reed, all the "animosities, ambitions, wrongs andj oppressions of a thousand years will enter into proceedings of the league." True enough. But they won't enter with a gun on each hip. Flying Flivver?. \\ ill the airplane be developed in your lifetime to the point where you can use it as you now use an automobile? You often wonder. * The answer is, yes, according to W. J. Beach, New York in ventor of a vertically-rising airplane. Has the Flying Flivver finally been invented? Amazing as have been the spectacular stunts of flying men, t has been apparent that the airplane cannot come into common ?se as long as six acres are needed for the gliding along the ground ncident to starting or alighting. The Beach airplane does not require such space. By a system of propellers at the bottom of the machine, it rises directly into the lir or lands by dropping like a cork into a bottle. Beach's demonstration model works. Whether or not his fin shed product is a success, it emphasizes that the conquest of the lir is going on faster than most of us realize. Here is a Curtiss flyer, Roland Rohlfs. He makes a new alti aide record of 34,610 feet above sei level. Ask grandpa what he ?ou Id have thought, as a boy, of a man flying more thv? six miles iverhead. In London the Great Northern Aerial Syndicate is organized, tt announces that it will begin next May the world's first inter lational aerial passenger service. It will take you to New York, Liverpool, San Francisco, Buenos Ayres, Capetown, Pekin. One hundred and fifty passengers will be carried on one air ihip. Here is a Flying Pullman. Will it be a reality before the ?Tying Flivver? Roy U. Conger, a New York business man, daily makes the -rip back and forth between home and office in his private airplane. -Ie ia the world's first "air commuter." It is only ten years since the United States government became lie proud possessor of the world's first military airplane. Now we celebrate the first anniversary of air mail service. It us carried 7,73ojo.?o letters in one year. The cost of the tervice ra? $:37,?a>oo.o6?less than 2 cents a letter. How about the upkeep? In flying one death occurs for every 240,000 miles of travel, so he owner of a Flying Flivver will Ihre long enough to be interested ? costs. Good airplanes can be purchased as low as $2,500. An air chauffeur can be hired for $50 a week; his mechanician or $35 In flying you get about twelve miles out of a gallon of gasoline. Practically no tire expense in flying. Coots are favorable to the popularizing of aerial flights. In the old days, the publie always got the worst of a fight be ween Capital and Labor. But now the two groups include the catire ?iblic, sad everybody gets the wont of it NEW YORK CITY By 0. 0. McMYNk*. Nrw Tork. Oct. t. Too maay of my friends. Ar* potting oa aira, Somothln? about New Tork. Makes a p***-oa. Want to eau a "hired girl." And thin?? Ilk? that ?And Just her? lately. Bid? Dudley haa hired. ? "tench governness. Far his little girl. And Webster, th? cartoonist. Ha* a Japan??? cook. And Arthur Borner. Roch* An English bo tier. Who?? nam* 1? Jergens And ?t*? Chic Sale. , Calls his house "The Oaks." And Edna Ferber. Who came from Appleton. Wla. Where they still. Har? faith hi suspenders. Has a low-hung French car And Ray Long ha? a yacht. With wicker furniture. And when you ko down. To see "-ert?n Braley. Who la only a poet A "maid" white-capped. And whlt?-apron*d. . Wheel? out a little ?art. With a lot of little cup?. And they serve tea. And pass Russian clgarets. And I know for a fact That Braley only has. Fix*? dosen silk shirt. To his bark. And everywhere I ' go. I feel out of place. Everybody ts trying. To Impress me. And make me remember. That I was bom. In Plattaburg, Missouri. And raised In Gallipoli?. O. But they'd better. Have a care. Jack Dalton: When I an cornered. I know how to strike back. And In a very few day? I'm Koine down town. ? Aod blossom out. In a pair of white ?pats. That will simply. Knock them dead. DIAMOND DISCOVERY ON THE GOLD COAST London. England. ? An tnteresttnc the Gold ?"oast early In the present year by th? director of the Gelogical Survey, Hr. Kitson. The stones occur In shallow quarti ?ravels of the Abo mo stream and adjacent rid?, near the villaKe of Ahomoso. Birrlm River, at about 15 miles northwest of Klbbl ln th? dlatrlct of Aklm Abuskwa. and som? sixty-five miles to the north west of Accra, the capital of the col ony. All the stones found up to the pres ent time are small, averaging approx imately thirty to the standard carat, the largest being about 1-5 carat. Host of them are of good quality. Mear f*n?l colorless, while many are perfect crys tals. In value they vary from lie to l-s. per carat for the smaller (rade: 17s. <d. per carat for the medium grade: and 30s. to 32s. 6d. per carat for the larger Krade. This Is for mixed samples Including all qualities of stones. Pome of the largest stones, however, sre worth from 70s. to 80s. per carat. I'pwards nf ?tn diamonds hav* been found by panning during the time the surrounding locality was being tested with regard to the origin and distri bution of the dlamondiferous gr?vela Sufficient work ha? not yet been don? to prove the value of the discovery. Extraneous Matter. Well, to tell the truth, since King Albert is coming to study America, we really see no reason why he should visit Milwaukee or Chicago.? Philadelphia Inquirer. D'ANNUNZIO. ?y ???G*.n VA-vi-l- COOKK. Soul of the e.gle and brain ot th? hare, Cleer with death and an aee of the air. What is the charm ot your devil may-care ? Tho' I've no love for the thing yoo are doing. Though it'? the devil's own broth you are brewing. With viper and hell-eat combined In tha stewing. Tet though I hop? that thay soon will have canned you. Though I insist w? must all repri mand you. Still there i? something we also moat hand you! For, when a poet has got the world floored By beating hia fountain-pen Into a . ?word, Th? world may be peeved, bat th? world isn't bored! ? And. whan a man ao asserts bis own ??o. Though he won't travel th? way I? which w* go. Many a hall be win bear Of "Ami??!" Such la the charm of you. rampant and racy. Something of Robin Hood, something Of Tracy, Aad well all aay "Too bad!** ?Then I?? flnUh?Ilk? Caaey! ?Copyright,IH*.? We*m ,OafW am ?? ?et anyAterarl Loot ?< *J t???-1* ?*?* * ?**?? -?????? "btea- *> scfioc! \ ?--.t ? _.? ?U. JiTsis^. ??? lecJyi hi, ???? Ba ?ol ? *ffjf_T* ?. a Aw? ?*?- ? JisftwM'?*? l?^'tt'w&? ? no ?-ti??- sAt-oTtot-MJ rs-f-s"-3?! T?# ?Mit foa-jinee */*-??? pat-enis 4*C i?. , tilo. ** iritl/tt-r? gV ?bo?. TA*? *?t jov? -te g? ? ?CI-.KI so -U ftL ?i?? "f 5e,l~ .fa^-f?-l - j? fsv-tvU I ? stW?A Ka? ?v. ^?* tf f-i/av-V* ry^^m^ w>> Atf ta ?(<^ ?-W?. of e-tt-uCaV? POLITICS By The Occational Prophet Men and women votere who have aaked William H. Anderson. New York euperintedent of the Anti-Sa loon League, in which political par ty they should enroll in order to in sure enforcement of prohibition laws, were advrsed today to enroll ?With the Republican party, as "dry" control of the Democratic party in New York was practically impossi ble because of Tammany Hall Mr. .\nderson explained that the Anti .^alooji League was non-partisan, and recommends for support dry Republicans, dry Democrats and Prohibitionists, and ha.- no affiliation m th any political party. Mr. Anderson's pronouncement continued: "But. Just as In the South, all those interested in prohibtlon must be ? ? roll od Democrats in order to voti? at the primarie? for 'dry' men *wbo can he elected, ?o In N>w York ?state Prohibitionists must he en roll??! In the Republican party to help when most needed. "A governor, the whole state sen oft% a? well as the entire as-frn.bl: together with Congressman ami I'nited State? Senator, will be elected in New York Stale in 19C?. No 'dry' enrollment anywhere else ? han in the Republican party can have any part in the ?election of the candidates who will probably be elected. "For the 'dry* dement to get con trol of ihe Democratic party Is im possible in this State because of the grip of Tammany Hall 'Dry' candi date? can be nominated in the Demo cratic party with hope of ?ucees? only in a very few rural sections. "The Republican party has made an issue of prohibition, and the ratifica tion of the Eighteenth Amendment by New York State would have been !>o:*?.bIe if it had not been made a Republican party nu-a?ure. There is a strong wet element In the Republi can party, but It is not now in con trol and cannot refrain control if be liever? In prohibition increasingly masa their influence and vote within that party by beoomng enrolled mem bers of it. Such enrollment does not bind one thereafter to vote the straifiht Republican ticket at the No vember election, but merely to sup port the nominee? of that party in the main, and thereby gives the vot ers ao enrolled the privilege of voting In the Republican party prima rie? and helping determine the character of Republican nominee?. "Of course any Individual Demo cratic candidate who is right must he treated fairly and any wet or un satisfactory individual Republican candidate should be defeated wher ever hi? Democratic opponent is righi. "Already some liquor Democrats are doing in New York what the liquor men do ln every State when the majority party get? out from under liquor control. They are shift ing their party enrollment to the Re publican party for the express pur pose of participating ln it? primaries and In an effort to help the wet Re publican ticket, even though they may Intend themselves to vote the Demo cratic ticket atthe election." OPHELIA'S SLATE. tec-Vip Oil ? BfTTE? t<r*m* A UNE O' CHEER EACH DAY O* THE YEAR Ily John Ken.lrl??!* Bans?. (Oopyriffat, 1919, by the Mc-Tlur?. N-nrapaper Bjr.?3?cat* ) THE BETTER PLAX. Fault-finding holds no thrill for me? No man that uvea can perfect be That much is understood? And ao ! keep my lamp alight To find the things that lie in sight And measure close to what is right. And pure, and true, and good. So when tr? meet a faulty man Who can sugge.it a better pian Than help him do the best he can To mount up higher, manfulwise. Despite the fault that in him he?? AIN'T NATURE WONDERRL Br evra AHER\. Socks direct from woods to feet in the close future. Scientists hav.? doped a way to make stockings out of sawdust. Sawdust socka at "0 cents per duet they rredict. Claim the only difference between a pair of ?sycamore focks and a set of silk /^?OSr^tG^AKv-t-fT *OUK Mm \ ( r-w sock - fpcrree <vn?t??i I SWOGLE OVE ft ?T ones, is a $*?.50 cavity in the pocket book for the latter. But the way i thine* ?kid those days, when wood ! en hosiery is knitted up to a regu I lar business it'll stop in line with ? ali the rest. Expensive mahogany j ? f-tockings, interwoven with birds I eye maple. Extra line sapl.njr ! ?tockiBff?. Fancy rosewood, teak- ; wood and black walnut stockmen '. trimmed with malacca. And we'll be forking over the same price as now j to wear knotholes in plain oak and pine socks! UNCLE SAM'S A PROFITEER ON DINING CARS! ?? RiniARn SPIIaLAKE. Tho railpnads are run by the gov- ? ernment. ?s you know. Incidental t? transporting you over the land Cncle Sam feeds you if you p?y hi? price. Wut what a price! For 23 cents he will furnish a few slices of sweet potatoes. He will tell you they arc braleed. whatever that may mean. There is no euch word known to American lexicographers. Whatever braised may mean the ?lice? of potatoes come to you with evi dence of having been* toasted, aa It I were, and nothing more. The government paid perhaps 2 cent? j for the stuff it char.es 23 cents for ? when served to you. The different?a ? cent??is too much for peeling a sweat j potato, slicing It and toasting a few particle?. For 25 cent? the government serves . a slice of honey dew melon. A whole I melon coats 75 centa retail. The gov eminent probably pay? CO cent?, buy- j Ing In quantity. *t.<e melon 1? cut in sixteen segment?, fiere ?? no cook- '. Ing. nothing but tl,; slicing and the I serving. For what Uncl? 8am -pay? probably GO cents he charge? ?4 on. . For a? much? white potato a? repre sent? 1 cent in the raw state Uncle 8am changes 25 cent? In th? cooked state. / For meat that he pay? 17 cent? for In uncooked form h? charge? 85 cent? for when cooked and serve?. And, after Uncle 8am robs you. It la your duty to fee the colored gentle man who assisted him In the oper ation. If the government wishes to reduce the high co?t of living it might begin in the dining car. Price? there have been advanced from So to loo per cent in the laat year.' And they were high enough then to curl your hair. It i? idle for Washington to preseti acninst profiteering or proceed against profiteers when the government Is a gross offender itself. The Stsshby Statutician?. "Figures won't lie," may b? all true enough, but the mighty difference In tha number of strikers, a? reportad br tbe labor onions and the ate?) manu facturer?, shows that ther can be made to appear very Inconsistent at tuaea.-Bo?t<n l?venlag Transcript. Such Is Life As It Is Seen By O. B. JOYFUL l'aiternon, and few anioni us know how old Ann was but?and we aslc this in ?II earnestness?who knows If fish can mill? a cow? Newton. M. J?Mrs. James Dobbins owns a Jersey cow. For several month.?, on Tuesday and Friday or each week, ihe cow has been allowed to spend the afternoon bathing and cooling in a small lak?. On those evemni?? no milk could be obtained. At first they thought some tramp hsd milked her. They watched. No tramp disturbed the cow'? slumber ln the shallow water of the lake, but a closer Inspection of the water revealed numerous itsh ?wimming about the cow. Mrs. Dobbins wants to know: "Can a fish milk a cow?" "It is better to marry a womaa older than yourself than to tie up with one younger whom you have to train." Michael tannes, aged ?3. aaid when he applied for a marriage license to wed Anne Paulsen, aged TS. New York. While the constitution set? down aa among the rights of grown-ups life. liberty and ihe pursuit of happiness. It does not in the latter Include the rtfthl to tl* a can to a dog's tall, ac cording to Magistrate Rohleder. ot Baltimore, who fined Mark Smith "11 "0 for cannine a pup. LR oun< d th< Tb? world owe* rt? a living, son. By methods clean aad right. tomotlmrs It may by work be won Sometime? you're got to fight. -A. K. CLEVENOER "Ds-if4" th? Arrsellatl?*. FRANK HOWARD, who triad to break Into the newspaper ?ram* *? a "cub" reporter whan I waa calamity? man on th* late Kvening New? of thia city, about twenty-six years ago, passed through Washington recently en routa to Texas where he is a cat tle magnate. At that time "Bud" | Eaggie.ton and other resi vallata were I holding evangelistic servloea la all parts of the District. Several the*? plan? who had proven to be bad actors in the gam? of Ufa clalmtsd they had been converted by "Bud** ?and his workers. Some of them afterwards became exhorter* and speakers at the gospel services in tents and churches. "Bud." who knew the value of pub licity, would play hi? converts up ln thi? fashion: "There will be 'experi ence' talks by BUI Jones, the reformed ctor; Bam Smith, the reformed pugil ist: Jack Green, the reformed rum seller; Jack Lee. the reformed min strel, and so on. Finally "Bud" In terested Frank Howard in Ills work and Induced him to consent to make several "experience" talk*. A f?-w days later Howard was passio-: along Pennsylvania avenue, whea ?o hi* horror he read one of "Hud'?" bis posters announcioi- a meeting in one of the most prominent church?*?. The headllner of the meetin?; was gis'e? as "Frank Howard, the Reformed Reporter," and explained what a thrilling tale of the sins of the under world he would unfold, and incident ally **ive "an expose of WashinKton gamblers and their crooked deals." Howard informed me thst after reading how "Eud'* Eagxleoton had "billed" him he mede a quick depart ure from the city, going to Baltimore and later to New York. "What hurt v.or.'t." he added, "wa* his reference to me as a 'reformed reporter.' Had he announced me a* a Christian, or even Clirl.tianlxed journalist, 1 might have stuck " : a l?l?? *f G alfar***?* eaarsla. The uniformed fnlted States ?ruards Of this city are ????? to form a union. I am infnrm?v| II will not !?? a labor I union, but a patriotic one to commem TWltfc CATT. own iiifi^se orate their aerrlce la guarding public building? aad othe? property at the ?tr??? of wartime?. Thetr Brat latea tlon waa to organise aleag Um Usata ot the City Polloemao'? Uaiea. b?. ther ba?? barkened to th? trial? aad tribulation? of the member* of that or ganisation and them decided to ?rgan lae t-tf a patriotic borir- At m ratant* conference ?t the munlUoa? ?-f'?-?hag the derision was reached ta adNIet? ?with the Artsy aad Navy Uoioe a? an auxiliary, if that Is pa?lble Be fore beginning the orgaalaaUea th? matter will ir aubmlttad te CM. CLARENCE ?. RIDI.ET. U. & ?., ' who Is In command of the ?roar*?? as superintendent of publie building? aad ground?. 4 'Ifa attributable to what Merchants and Manufaagtm ???* elation In Georgetown la gaining momentum. I am informed br a??? eral business men west of Rock Creek. At a recent reception held by the member? of West Washiag ton Baptist Church, tendered to Dr. W. R. FLAN'NAGAN and Mr?. KL-V.N XAGAN, there was considerable dia cussion of th? proposed organisa tion. It wes conr-eded. according t? JAMES KEATING, who waa preaent. that great credit waa given Tbe Washington Herald for bringing the necessity for euch an association t? the attention of the Georgetown bustnee? men. I am informed that arrangement? ire progressing for a preliminary meeting of those Interested, which, probably will be held in on? of the halls over the Potomac Saving? Rank, upon a call to be made br R. A. BOWLES, the popular cashier of that institution Xrw Br??? ?f ?Seed Leek, Since the friends of ROBERT L MILJ.ER have ?hied his chapeau Inte the ring ss a candidate for Republi can delegate from the DUtrlet to th? Presidential nominating convention at Chicago, he has been made th? ?ob ject of ?everal good storie?. Probation ?Jfllcer ?ll?ORGK A. HEANT. of th? Police Court, ?a? telling of Miller? big v.innings ?t the H?vre de Orao? r.,ce track, and in other direction? Finally he ?aid: "It'a attributable to what mar he termed 'Miller luck.? If Bob were tc fall overboard he ?wouldn't get wet." _ Resino. will help your skin There' ? mar.v a ??ir? who roes through he pangs oi :ea!ou?y a-d en?-? when *!ie see? l.er friend, ihe girt ?i-.h the radiant complexion, enjoying ii.ir.g-?. If youarc a?urTr-cf-rr.' ? ? I Lir.d knowthe errhar-asj-T-?- ? and pain ?hey brir.g, was'e no fu~.her vrr.e fretting aks ut \cnr ai.ment but com mence immediate??- ihe Resino' Omt ~ient treatment. T'irpn;es. blackhead?. biochy patche* on the face, roagh re? siiins. speed y respond to the ??t-irxhir ; healing medication this ?ntmerit Oar taint. E ven quicker tx*?njt? mar be ?*sbta??ic ? -?se cf Resino1. Soap vhh Rer r.-?i Ointment. Apply the ointment .' night. Wash the face with the ao?; by csy. SpU rr all ?rot^tta. 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