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The Washington Herald
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' l*Vui'l.W?Bu'ld'na; Chlcaao, Tribune BuildWEDNESDAY.
DECEMBER 8. 1930
The indiscriminate defense of right
and wrong contracts the understanding,
while it hardens the heart.?Junius.
Foreign Credits
THE statement from the American Farm Bureau
Federation that the extension of credit
to Germany and other European countries
will be strongly advocated by organized agriculture
throughout the country is an indication that
even that class of our population most prone to
beheve in our national self-sAfficiency and in the
virtues of isolation has come to realize that the
??ln "'America First" is not a complete and
sufficient definition of America's foreign policy
The spokesman of the Farm Bureau Federation
says that "abundant evidence is accumulating to
prove that the opening of foreign markets is the
real key to the solution of our present economic
Uls and objection to an extension of credit to foreign
countries to permit them to buy such of our
products as they badly need is becon?ng less every
day." The statement argues that mere banking
arrangements to facilitate the transmission of goods
are insufficient and that real money or credit is
needed Government loans are advocated on the
ground that the government is better able to protect
its interests abroad than private enterprise,
and it might be justified in taking risks which private
concerns would hesitate to accept.
There is no question that European countries
are badly in need of the credit with which to purchase
our raw materials and our food supplies. It
is only by the working up and re-export ot these
raw materials that they can hop? to again set going
the engines of their economic life. We are possessed
of vast surpluses throws back upon the
hands of our farmers, bringing about an acute
economic situation of our own. The suggestion,
however, that loans for this purpose should be
given by the government, is of doubtful value.
Governments, in fact, cannot protect their own
loans as well as private individuals. There is no
court to which governments can appeal, except a
battleship. Private individuals granting international
credits, on the other hand, have an appeal to
the vital necessity of other private individuals to
maintain their financial standing in the world, and
they have an appeal to the courts of the different
countries for the enforcement of their contracts.
For our government to take special securities,
such as railways or custom houses, would inject us
into political relationships of impossible nature,
whereas our merchants and bankers can take such
securities. In fact, the whole question of the repayment
of the $10,000,000,000 we have already
advanced is yet going to become a political and
international question of the first order, and we
should not add to its complexity by its further extension.
When we come to the question of how private
loans are to be stimulated, by which the economic
systems of the world can again be started to revolve,
wc do come back to the fact that the government
must lend to the merchants, bankers,xand
farmers, some friendly assistance The government
should proceed through them, and not directly itself.
If support is given to merchants, they will
take their own securities. They will make that
fine discrimination between the reliability of individuals
in credit matters that no government can
make. They will pledge their own credit as a
background to the credit of individuals abroad.
The problem is, in reality, to evolve some system
by which, through friendly co-operation of our
government with our bankers, with our chambers
of commerce, with our farmyrs' associations, we
can again start the streams of credit upon which
the commodities of the world can again be set in
motion.
It is interesting to see that the one dominant
thought in all this agitation is the realization that
this nation has no isolation. Continued thought on
this situation will bring the vast farming, working
and business communities of the United States to a
realization that they cannot undertake the risks
involved in any program such as indicated unless
there is to be a guaranty of peace, and that this
can be accomplished only by the Jntry of the
United States into a proper participation in its
preservation.
The President's Message.
The President's message will impress the general
public in its form rather than its substance.
Consciously, or otherwise, it will be judged by its
literary merit more than by its value as a state
document.
It is gratifying to find that it is rather in the
style of the earlier years of his first administration
than that of the war period. It has less of the
didactic, less of the controversial, and while there is
considerable of moralizing, it is simpler and more
direct in statement. The reader may miss the shorter
sentence of those early years, but Mr. Wilson has
unusual facility in making a long-drawn-out sentence
understandable.
It is a pleasing and readable document. It has
none of the prosiness of many messages. It reads
rather as an essay than as trite and formal recommendations,
and only toward the last falls into the
category of the ordinary. It is not necessary to
analyze the soundness of the President's philosqphy,
nor of his economic and social pronouncements.
They please tiie ear, and so let them pass.
That "the law of democracy is for the protection
of the weak, and the influence of every democracy
it# the world should be for the protection of
the weak nations," is f ne of those half-truths for
which Mr. Y\ ilson has always had an overweening
fondness. The labor of deep digging has never
attracted him.
His specific recommendations, by the same rule,
are of various /aluea. Certainly no one will or can
dispute that the soldiers wounded m the great war
can never be repaid in money, and that there should
be an end in administering rehabilitation of that
hope long deferred which maketh the heart aide.
Equally beyond dispute is the fact that the
forces of chaos are byt met by those of justice,
and the cure fpr evils is national righteousness.
Mr. Wilson is ready to sign the budget bill as
amended in the House after his veto. The Senate
ladced time to also repass it, and if Mr. Harding's
plea is heeded, it will at once bt considered, passed
and sent to the President
He covers a brief in defense of Democratic
finance with recommendations for wiping out the
huge floating debt, simplifying Jhe tax system as
well as amending it, and urges only direct and specific
appropriations, a something to be commended
He would have a tariff on dyestuffs and chemicals,
a wild-eyed regulation of cold storage, a national
loan to Armenia and independence for the
Philippines. These a? well as the message as a
whole should have the attention of Congress without
the bias of partisanship, and should be acted
upon solely as to their merits. Whether they come
from a President who is a Democrat, or one who is
a Republican, should have no weight whatever.
Takinf the Heart Out.
When the assembly of the League of Nations
accepts the unanimous report of its committee
and admits Austria, it will formally declare that
Article X of the covenant does not mean what it
says. It will witR like finality declare that it does
not mean what President Wilson has insisted
upon. The report includes this statement
It cannot be too emphatically stated that
Article X does not guarantee the territor- *
ial integrity of any member of the league.
All it does is to condemn internal aggression
on the territorial integrity and political
independence of any member of the league
and call upon the council to consider what
can be done to resist such aggression.
Credit, or responsibility for this new definition
is given mainly to Lord Robert Cecil, Britain's
leading supporter of the League. Me is reported
as stating that he reluctantly assented to Article
X and that it is not improbable that it may yet
be entirely dropped from the covenant at this meeting.
Moreover, Denmark, while she is a member,
without making reservations, has taken, as to this
article, the position of the Republicans of our
Senate. Called upon to furnish a quota of troops
to support whatever may be the League s plebiscite
as to Vilna, she has replied that while she
agrees in principle with the formation of this
League force, she can act only after a vote by her
parliament.
This is the article which was "the heart of
the covenant" Around it centered the recent
"solemn referendum" in this country. The League
itself has stuck a knife in it and turned it ground.
A Fine Preliminary.
Senator Harding has always been at his best
when talking to the home folks. His farewell to
his fellow members of the Senate was marked by
this same simplicity in diction, the same feeling
of sincerity and same directness of statement and
dignity as has given charm to his talks to the people
of Marion.
There was, too, that same dominance of good
sense arid absence of platitudes, the same broad |
recognition that this country belongs to all, an
absence of partisanship, and a recognition that the j
present need is co-operation, conceding that even j
the Democrats may sometimes be right.
If he will follow in liis administration this
same policy of co-operation; of recognition of the
minority as sincere, as entitled to consideration
and as equally interested in the welfare of our
common country, he will avoid a lot of mistakes.
He is on admirable ground also when he holds that
the Executive and Congress have co-ordinate powers
which should be used in harmony, and that for
either end of the Avenue to seek to deprive the
other of its Constitutional powers is not to be
commended. But he also indicates that he intends
to lead, not follow, and to be at least an
equal, 'not subservient.
It was altogether the best campaign speech
he has made. If he will apply the same spirit to
particulars, as to the broad airplane view, if he will
keep the "big stick" handy but not obvious and
the olive branch of good understanding not too
pliable, he will grew in public conf.dence.
But more will be known of just what this
speeeb portends when he nau.vs his cabinet.
Enemies and Brothers.
To those interested in the solution of the problem
of Soviet Russia, especially those who have
most enthuiastically supported the counter revolutionary
movements of Kolchak, Denikine and
Wrangcl, nothing can be more illuminating than
the statement of Lt. Col. Cox, the American military
observer with Wrangel's army. On the occasion
of the defeat of the Poles by the Bolsheviki,
Lt. Col. Cox reports that all the officers' messps
in Wrangel's army celebrated the Bolshevik victory
as a triumph over the enemies of Russia.
In other words, in all this Russian miuddle it
is obvious that the nationalistic feeling of Russians,
whatever their political color, is much
stronger than their hatred of the Soviet Government.
Credit and Credit.
The spectacular operations of' Mr. Allan A.
Ryan which resulted in his corner of Stutz Motor
stock, his subsequent charges against the New
York Stock Exchange, and'the recent announcement
of New Y6rC bankers that his assets furnish
ample security for the many millions of loans outstanding
against his stocks will no, doubt raise a
question in the minds of some of our farmers as
)(o the working of our banking system. It would
be by no means unreasonable for them to inquire
how and why it is that our bankers manage to
find the credit necessary for Mr. Ryan's operations,
while the farmer, engaged in producing the nation's
foodstuffs, cannot secure the credit which he urgently
needs.
The Idiosyncrasies of Greatness.
The ordinary mortal is likely to feel that those
whom greatness adorns are in some mysterious
way rendered immune to the prosaic and commonplace
accidents of life. However, it is certainly
true: First, that King George did fall from his
charger while reviewing British troops in Flanders;
second, that the former President Paul Deschanel,
in bare feet and clad in hit pyjamas, did appear at
midnight before a startled French stationmaster
and announce that he was the President of the
Republic; and, third, that the King of Greece did
die from a monkey bite. How
long can greatness survive such shocks?
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NEW CRIME ERA
BESETS GOTHAM.
Fifty Murders Since Oct,
1, but Gay City Takes
Little Interest.
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NEW YORK, Dsc. 7.?In the day*
when Lefty Louie and Gyp the Blood
and their fellow gangsters roaroad
Second avenue sticking up atuae
games and robbing Chinese laundrymen.
metropolitan Journals were
filled with red-inked headlines of
violent crime waves. Today New
York, with a vacillating mayor and
alibl-ing police chief, is In the grip
of a reign of terror, the like of
which was never known before, and
there is no talk whatsoever of a
crime wave.
Perhaps head-line writers have
tired of that old .familiar line:
"City in Grip of Crime Wave." At
any rate fifty murders since October
have failed to arouse the mildest
journalistic splash. Footpads operate
in the busiest sections with
out hindrance. A home-going citizen
was shot and killed the other
evening early across from three
big hotels that were bustling with
life. He was robbed of a dime.
The police and the headquarters
reporters are at war. The police
have refused to report crimes to the
press, but the reporters, ferret them
out just the same and the cry is
made that newspapermen aro encouraging
crime by bringing criminals
to the city from all corners of
the globe.
Of course the charge is silly. The
underworld ^ias its own way of disseminating
information. If the city
has an incompetent police force, the j
cry goes out to other cities and the |
crooks come on the run. That
seems to be the answer for conditions'
in New York.
Eighty per cent of New York's
criminals are drug addicts, so the
records show. Consequently they j
are desperate. A man befogged t>y j
drugs does not function normally.
When he goes out to rob he also
goes out to kill, if he meets opposition.
Unemployment has little to do
with present conditions. Because a
man is out of work it does not follow
that he turns to crime. New
York is simply overrun with desperate
crooks. The police force has
proved unable to cope with them, so
the city la at their mercy.
Canary birds are selling In- the
Fifth avenue shops for $50 each. The
canary is about the only pet a New
Yorker can keep In th? crowded
small apartment, and the dealers I
have been having a run on them
Because people are lonely in New
York the demand for pets Is very
heavy. White mice have a big sale
and there are forty-seven dog shops
in the Borough of Manhattan.
He walked unsteadily to the
Broadway curb and hailed a taxi f
As the driver opened the door, he
mumbled: "Hunerd six swa stree'."1
The driver asked him to repeat it.
"I said Hunerd six swa street!":
Still ths driver was puzzled. and a
lounger at the curb stepped up and
said: "He moans 167th Street. j'1
The fare turned and yelled: |
' Thanks, you durn elocutionist!"
Silk house robes are in grea? de- ,
mand, so the New York haberdash-i
era report. Men who formerly entertained
with a itag dinner at the j
cafes now give the dinner in their t
apartment. Silk house robes for the j
host have supplanted the dinner (
suit. The pioneer in this new ,
fashion Is a rich young bachelor..,
Recently when his male guests ar-tJ
rived at his chambers they found
him In gay silk pajamas, brocaded
chevalier house shoes and a marvel- j
ous house robe. He explained that i ^
he was among friends and wanted ,
to be comfortable. Now at all the
stag dinners the host is similarly
garbed.
Daniels Tells of Fight
On Social Diseases
Secretary Daniels addressed th?
International Hygiene Conference
at the New National Museum last
night, giving a brief review of the
work now engaging the attention
of laboratories of the country in the
discovery of better medical methods
in the prevention and treatment of;
social diseases.
"The tragic frequency and the
world-wide dissemination of these
diseases. the habits and char-,
acterlstlcs of their human carriers,
the needless and extravagant wastage
of human health, efficiency and
life which they bring, and the es- j
tablished possibility of their con-j
trol." said Daniels, "are compelling.
arguments justifying the part the
government is playing in organlz-,
ing the Interdepartmental Social
Hygiene Board, and in placing upon
it the program obligations which i
it now carries."
Couple Held to Trial
On Blackmail Charge
Dorothy J. Shaw and" James O.
Fisher were held for the grand jury
yesterday under $500 bond each by
Judge Hardlson In Police Court on
a Joint charge of blackmail.
The pair were identified in court
by Louis Greenberg as the ones who
approachcd him on Ninth street
northwest last Friday night and demanded
$3 to keep quiet an alleged
affair with the woman, which Greenberg
denied.
On Saturday night, it was testified,
Greenberg met Fisher and the
woman again and paid over three
marked $1 bills. Detective Waldorf
and Policeman Salkeld immediately
placed them under arrest.
Studnts Honor Dr. Riley.
Members of the faculty $nd students
of the Riley University of
Spinal Therapy gave a party in
honor of the fifty-second birthday
anniversary of Dr. Joseph Shelby
Riley, founder of the school, in the
assembly hall of the school, 111*1
F street northwest, Monday night.
Dr. Riley was the recipient of many
gifts.
THOSE WELUCNOWN LETTERS.
What letters of th* alphabet have
lately been so often met ai those
which, put together, apell the ache
that's known aa H. C. L.T
These characters have come to bs
as widely known as A B C. for
every single living day w* find
them getting In our way.
No matter If we'r* reading news 1
or renting rooms or buying shoes, 1
the H C. L. Is always there and
looms before us everywhere.
If anybody hers should fell and
musder Mr. H. C L? we'd plant >
upon his cheek a kiss and call
the killing not amiss. 1
N. A. LUFBURROW. <
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REPLIES TO MR. MOORE.
To the Editor, The Wuhlaftoa BeraM:
I have bern very much Interested
In statements of Mr. Tom Moore aa
reported In The Herald of November
W. Mr. Moore's comment had
reference to alleged proposals to j
:eh?r,.the.."'C^nt of ?-?iled
blue laws" In the District of Columbia.
and I have deferred dts- i
russlon until this time for reasons I
which, no doubt, will be apparent.
Mr. Moore says that he is a Oodrearing
man; that certain preachers
have consistently opposed motion
pictures, refusing to consider the
Rood that the Industry has done;1
that instead of advocating Sabbath <
observance the reformers should
roster 'Americanism;" that "unrsst
is Increased by idleness." by which '
I suppose he means that a Sunday
free from attendance upon the I
movies Is an Idle Sunday and tends
to Increase unrest.
I wish to deny that any preachers:
J>f my acquaintance who are men of '
broad and informed minds have!
consistently apposed motion pictures."
On the contrary they have
opposed the evils connected with,
motion pictures and have recognised
their power for good In Informing
tne people and providing wholesome
recreation. r think I might
be able to point to certain occasions
when I have myself been able to
prove of material assistance to the
motion picture industry of the i
t nited States because I do believe
In it and Its possibilities
. * Wlr.h l<> suggest to Mr. Moore 1
that all of the opposition that he
may think it has had from the
ehurche. will not in a generation
flo the industry one-tenth the harm
that motion picture producers and
distributors are constantly doing
ny reckless display of pictures offensive
to good taste
In a picture which has very recently
been displayed In the Rlalto
Theater, of this city, a work of art
n itself and diglnlfled by the service
of a great actor, one scene displays
a number of apparently nude
women playing arounj the edge of
a pool. The Atmosphere could have
been perfectly preserved without
this feature, and it is apparent to
everyone that the scene was introduced
solely because of its libidinous
appeal. It is . unfortunatelv true
that a man cannot take his famllv
to the most reputable picture houses
without feeling that his wife and
children will be- compelled to witness
episodes and to read language
In the titles utterly unfit for the
eves of self-respecting women and
children.
.uA,^a Ood-fearlng man. and with
the bread-and-butter motive also In
Ui,>W'.. Moore *?<? other Influential
men in his Industry should
consider this matter.
As to the matter of Sabbath observance.
no sane man proposes to
ipake the day a burden to the people.
nut the best way to foster
"Americanism" is to preserve the
ancient American traditions and
customs to defend them against
the wave of European continentalIsm
which In time will bring us
"red" Sundays and "red" week days !
of horror. Ko unrest Is fostered by I
Rsbbath observance. The Sabbath- i
observing elements of the ponuia- I
Hon contribute nothing to radical- i
Ism and unrest, as all of us well '
r>EETS PICKETT.
Research Secretary. . 1
Board of Temperance, Prohibition
and Public Morals of Methodist '
Episcopal Church.
Neproes Must Register 1
In Jersey After 9 P. M.
JERSEY CITT. N. J? Dae. /?All
trange negroes appearing on the
treets here aftar p. m . will be '
taken to police headquarters and
forced to give an account of them<erves
nnder an order leased todav '
t>y Chief Pattersby.
The chief explained there haa been
? big Increase In rabberiea and
Hold-ups following an 1?(WX of <
??eklng employment. He
!! i 'report that negroes would
trom ths atraata at aigkt, I
M
icpicion That Our Fma*
aInterviewing the Riffkf
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SAONEY ^HORTA&I
HtCi IVE HEV?
MONEY SO EASY II
ALL THE YEARS I^E
BEEN IN SUSJKE5S J
G.0.P.S0RRY
FOR VICTIMS
Republicans Sympathize
With Champ Clark and
Senator Chamberlain.
Oive scarcely would think that In
the bitter???a of politic* there
would be any pity in the rank* of
winners for defeated candidatea. 1
Vet there la much *ympathy among 1
Republican* here now for the two
veterani. Champ Clark and Senator
Chamberlain, who went down to
defeat in the last election. Many"
time* in recent day* I have heard
Republicans express the wiah that
Lhese two men might have been
spared defeat.
Strangely enough, botb men have
clashed at times with the opinion*
of President Wilson, which, to the
Republicans, makes their defeat
harder to bear.
Still as popular as ever. "Uncse
Joe" Cannon has blown back on the
scene, full of light and ready for a
hard aesaion. His left wrist, which
he broke during the campaign by
falling en it. and not. as reported,
by delivering his famous south-paw
gesture, still is giving him a little
trouble.
The former Speaker had a hot
light In the primary campaign last
summer, hut he breexed in on elec- i
tlon day by some 15.000.
One of the striking features of the
former Speaker's opposition was the
fact that a woman relative of his
opponent made a very active campaign
among the women of Can- ;
non's district, canvassing them by
telephone and such. Among others
that the woman called by telephone
were the servants in "Uncle Joe's"
own house.. Helen Cannon, the
Speaker'! daughter, answered the
phone, and the woman told her very ,
plainly that she wanted to talk
with the servants in behalf of Mr. j
Cannon'a opponent. Miss Helen ac?
commodatlngly called the servants
to the phone, and they got the "low
down" on why "Uncle Joe" should
not be returned to Congress. But.
apparently, they were not greatly
impressed by it.
Over in l?ndon there Is a member
of the House of Commons who '
thinks that John Wilbur Jenkina. ;
right-hand man to Joe Daniels. Is
one of the keenest political sharps
In the whols world
Just before the last election this
member got Jenkins Into a corner
and aaked for the real dope on the
American election. John waa loath
to give him this Information, seeing
as how John, as Joe's first aid,
never takes part In politics more
than twenty-four hours a day. But
the Britisher swore on his honor
that he would not reveal the source
of hia Information. So John promised
to come through with tha latest
inalde predictions*
In order that they might not be
overheard, however. Jenkins stipulated
(hat they should not converse
In public on the iltuation. There-!
upon an arrangement was mad* that
they should meet In a dark corner
of the Chineae section of the city i
?t midnight and go over the ground.
Jenkins alao insisted that his friend ,
should come disguised, and he
promised to do the same.
At midnight Jenkina. hla overcoat
collar turned up high, slipped quietly
down to the appointed place. %nd
there he found the Brltlaher await- '
Ing him.
"Are we quire alone?" John aaked.
"Yes." the Britisher replied.
"Mot word, then." John continued.
placing his Anger to hi* lips
"Tour trust ahall be sacred." tha
Britisher paid.
Again looking about to make eartain
that ha waa not observed.
Jenkina turned to the Brltlaher and
whispered Into hla ear:
"The race haa narrowed down to
Harding and Cos."
"Tou don't mean It. old mta!"
the Britisher ejaculated.
"Fact," Jenkins replied.
"Well, my word, but ifs gelag te
ke cloaa," Lke Bg^Uher said.
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HOROSCOPE, ?
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December 8, 1930.
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Good rules this day over evil, the ?
odds being much in favor of the '
friendly stars, according to astrology.
While Neptune exercises *
doubtful influences, Saturn, Venus . r
and Mercury are in beneflc aspect. . c
It should be one of the rarely inspiring
rules under which botn men ^
and women are stimulated to large t
achievement. | (1
Owing to the buoyant spirit of *
the day theaters and all places of t
amusement ahould benefit greatly. c
Women are subject to planetary I
forces most helpful to all their am- V
bitions. They will grow In execu- r
tlve ability and power to achieve c
much in large enterprises this year. *
While the stars seem to promise r
much to women in all lines of in- ?
dustry. writers are to benefit *
rreatly.
This should be an especially a
lucky day for actresses who sign
contracts or make first appearances .
in new plays. i ^
Music comee under a government 1 c
of the stars that augurs much for p
future progress la the United p
states. I f
Saturn now gives fair hopes to a
persons past middle life. * Sage* *1
will ariae in politics and business b
to give counsel, but not to lead.
Although the stars presage 4>cne- ]l
fits for older men and women they "
must realise that It Is written in '
the heavens that the young must "
bear the big responsibilities of the J
new era.
Many deaths will take place *
within the next three montha. thus r
removing an unusual number of
brilliant names from the lists of .
the living. J
Leases on lands should be signed t
while this configuration prevails. *
There ig a Aculiarly promising t
sign for hotel properties.
Persons whoee blrthdate it is have
the augnry of a prosperous year.
The young will court and marry.
Children born oa this day prob- <ably
will be ateady, clever and (
persevering. They should rlne 2
rapidly In life and irlrls have the r
forecast of Happy marriage. i r
? , 1 I'm
greatly obliged te you fer the ?
information."
"Not at gll," Jenkins rpliedk strid- "
ing off into the darkness.
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Fer the benefit of those who may 1 c
have cougha. eolda. aches and pains r
In their families and are content- t
plating a visit to Waahlngton soon, ?
it may be stated that the curroat j
price of liquor has dropped amas- t,
ingly since Congreas laat was in i ?
session. A lit bill nov goes a'long j j
way. If proof that the bootleggers i K
are In a bad way l? needed, one j j<
has only to look at the many I
eighty-six horse-power automo- j r
biles, formerly owned by bootleggere.
that'are for gala. The aacond- ,
hand sales stations are simply fllled
with them. In the palmy days of
bootlegging here. the colored
brothers especially went In tor
large cars. Now they are running
Nervous Lissles or going It on foot.
Rainbow Division beys are cele- \
brat ing the election of Chaplain
Robb. of the 168th. a Democrat, to
the job of sheriff In Polk County.
Iowa. In which Des Moines is located.
It is a Republican county, '
but Robb went Into ofllce by over- ?j
turning 10.ODD Republican votes
Robb declares that he will keep '
on preaching, even though he Is j
sheriff. Pressed for his reason, he 1
said: *
"I can't work at one Job. Why. "
one time when I was preaching
down in Kansaa, I ran a newspaper '
and sold seventeen automobiles and *
four motorcycles, all in one year. ?
lost as aide lines." * 1
Hon. Obadlah Dubb has written ^
President Wilson suggesting that
he start the efflce-heldlag Demo- ?
erats home in relay* at snot. If I'
they do net move before March, tl
Dubb says the roads will te so "
choked with lnoom^ng Republican f<
aspirants that a frightful eoages- cJ
tloa will resale ei
)ANKER VISITS
)LD WAR SCENES
%
akes Parents on Jaunt oP
Battlefields?New Lunch
Fad Popular.
By RATHOHD G. CARROLL.
NIW YORK. Doc. 7-?Ca?L An-*
rew Patterson. United Slates army,
ommaaded t battery of the Fiftyeveath
Coast Artillery In France
b the St. Mihlel and Argonneleuse
offensive. He Is a New
orker. When he came home after
lie armistice was signed he brought
talented and baastlful Frenea
rife with hlro. The Guaranty^rust
Company, needing a repre-*.
sntatlve In Brussels. gave the pest
> Capt. Patterson, who In the lest 9
tenth has been entertaining his
randmother. Mrs. John Patterson?
is psrents. Mr and Mrs Harvey
. Patterson, and his sister. Mist
atteraon.
The feature of the visit of "Ms
imilr** to Europe was a motor trip
I (he positions occupied hy hi* bst?ry
la the closing months ef the
rar. precisely the hope and dream
f evsry American soldier who
>ught on the Weet front.
"My son took us to Hill S04. from
rhich his battery fired in the dlreeon
of Mon/fauron." said the proud
ither today "We saw the very
agout he lived In during the bate.
Then we drpve on to the little
rench village upon which hla batkry
had rained Its shells An old
idy In one of the houses, sfter
earing that my boy had been with
tie American artillery that shelled
er town, showed us where the rear
f her home had been blown off but
9ded: It was worth It te hsve got
id of the GermaasV
New LsseWes Pad.
Banks and trust companies sre
ettlng to be extremely sociable I
ITairs It all began with the
lunching-in" arrangements where- #
y restaurants were set up for the
eneflt of the employes Tellers
nd cashiers came to know the
ersonsl side of runners snd vice
residents. Home folks were dieussed
as the bank force fed. The
last step was the starting of dsnces.
'or instsnce. the officers and em>loyee
of the Columbia Trust Ol
>any from the main office downown.
as well as the three uptown
ranches, dined, vaudevilled snd
lanced a few nights ago In tne
arge ballroom of the Pennsylvania
otel Other financial Institutions
ire dolnr the same thing Tha
gical outcome has been the enranee
of Romance. Kten- grarhors
re being courted by vice presidents
nd bank runners are lifting thel^
yes toward the daughters of high
fllrtals In short, the fanciful plots
f the movies are germinsting la
ral life.
I>ry Worker lUtarm
The Rev. Georpe A. Henry, of tn?
>nti-Saloon League forcer working
verseas. ha* Just returned from
Icotland When seen at the "dry*
eadquarters at *0C Broadway ha
rave some interesting details of tha
ecent election not covered in tha
able dispatches H# said:
"There are approximately M#
ari*hes or districts in Scotland, ef
rhich wilt t?* under no license* g
y the first of Msv next >>ar By J
lie system ef voting thre?- fftflM
rere offered?'no license.' ?redae?
ion' snd 'no change.' meaning a
ontlnuation of the preaent system,
n order to csrry 'no change a simle
majority was necessary, but s ES
?er cent majority was required to
arry *no license.' and this majority
md to be SS per cent of the total
eei*tered electorate. In nln* wards
f the great industrial city of Glasrow
'no license' wa? given a disrict
majority, but in only four did
he *drys' poll the required percent.ge
of the total registered vote "
Pr. Henry makes the shrewd point
hat because of prohibition la
America, the economic. Indrstrisl.
ommerclsl snd general sociological
rcssure on Great Hritaln will cornel
very drastic action in the nesr
uture He says that the Britishers
re spending more for drink than
ouse rent, the annual liquor bill
eine $2.000.00?.fee
Every ecclesiastical body in S<*otind
except the Episcopal and Rolan
Catholic, he said, has come out
or prohibition, and large numbers
>f the Episcopalians and Catholic*
rorked a* Individual* The Liquor
>efen*e Council sp^nt $500 o00 \n
he Scotch campaiirn. bringing
peakers from the United States to
ombat the "drys."
Pr Retry de.-lares that ir t*n
'esrs Johnny Walker afll get his I
ralking papers from Scotland, and 1
hat England will have to follow |
uit. becausc of economic competl- *
ion with "dry" America..
The Tome-neeh" Clob.
In Roseland Norman L. Sper. exervice
man with the A. E F.. pro?
tuced a membership card in a new
lub which he had Joined It Is ihe
'ome-Rack Club "We are about
50 strong." he said. "All of u?- are
nen who were wounded In France
nd took the opportunity for eduatlon
offered by the American govrnment
instead of the ca*h bonus.
Ve aim to spread the Idea amc..g
II our boys who were wounded, for
t is better for the country snd tne
>oys for them to be in a popitlou : ?
elp themselves rather thsn heome
wards of the country. Wa
rippled soldier* of the club beli re
hat pensions only mske us objects
f pity, wheress provided with
ropsr trades we become useful an^
isppv members of society One o,
ur members is Dsn Edwards whose
eft side js paralysed and right arm
one. He Is taking a course ti
>urnali*m at Columbia University.
am taking a two-year cours< la
ilaywriting "
This spirit Is the sort of thin< J
rhich makes America tru'v p?-cat. I
(Oepyright Ittc Fukhe Ledger Ce ) ]
k DAILY LINE 0* CHEER
By John Kendrick Bangs.
AS TO IDLENESS.
Pl? not that Satan eeer find*
iom. kind of work for Idle mindk
"hat makea of Idleness to me
I thins of ehcer futility.
<ut that In Idleness I see
>uat tilling my machinery
ind underneath that coat of duat
'he Cora and wheela succumb t?
ruat.
Lnd In the and myself all shrunk
nto a heap of uaeleea Junk.
.crapped Ilka a bit ef human waata,
Tha which la hardly te my taate
)isct!M Forestry Bill Today.
The Foreet Industries Committee
'HI held Its fleet Washington meeti|
this afternoon In the rooms of
la United St a tea Chamber of Com- '
leree. Teat ef the proposed bill
>r a national fereet policy, te lnlude
better Br* protection for ter^
ita. will be oonal dared.

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