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With Sunday Morning Edition.
TUESDAY October 5, 1980
THEOD?mm W. VOTES.. .Editor
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... Ap Auditorium in Prospect.
.7 The Knights of Columbus' tender
?* $r,.000.000 to the American I.egion
*"r a memorial buildins in this city
~ accepted?and there would seem to
be no reason whatever for not accept
ins it In the spirit of its offer?
Washington will at last be equipped
with an auditorium suitable to its requirements.
For fully half a century
it has felt this need. Shortly after
the civil war national organizations
began to come here for their annual
meetings. Steadily Washington be o^Anmlw/ul
o? tV>A rieAnor rin!n /?f
?.aiiiv i c\ uf,iii(io Ltit; jji upt i k?'?'?v
assemblage for bodies of Americans
representing the people of all the
states and interested in national questions.
It became the headquarters of
many such organizations, and is today
the center of activity of some of
the most important national associations.
As time went on and the number
and size of these bodies increased the
city's facilities for their accommodation
were shown to be inadequate. International
conventions were held
here in circumstances to hamper their
work. Often Washington, both official
and unofficial, was embarrassed by the
necessity of making shift with improvised
and insufficient provisions to entertain
these gatherings.
A convention hall large enough to
meet the needs of the people of the
country as they come to Washington,
would he a questionable enterprise for
local capital. Several times efforts
have been made to create such a structure,
but the financial problem has
always been insuperable. It was
hoped that the George Washington
memorial project would develop to the
point of early success and supply the
lack. It has not done so, however,
and a recent civic enterprise to the
same end was undertaken and was
about getting under headway when
the Knights of Columbus' gift was announced.
Though no plans are drawn and
none but the broadest outline of the
project has been presented, it is evident
from the magnitude of the gift
that the proposed building will be
fully adequate for memorial and auditorium
purposes. A suitable location
is assumed.
Protection Expenditures.
The New York board of estimates is
confronted with the same problem that
the District Commissioners face, that
Of trying to make provision for all
the rifv domftmAntu without
exceeding the appropriation allowance.
The board is now taking up the
detailed requisitions and finds their
grand total Car beyond the prospective
revenues of the city, even with a
boosted tax rate. But there was one
requisition that came before the board
that was granted without question.
This was an item of $200,000 presented
by Polica Commissioner Enright to
be used for running down radicals. He
explained that the cost of hunting the
anarchists is high, and that it is impossible
for the local police to keep
track 'of suspicious persons with the
money at their disposal. He stressed
the urgency of the situation and his
requisition was granted Without debate.
If the sum of $200,000 will enable
the police of New York, not merely
to watch the radicals, but to ehe?-v
their pernicious activities; it will be
money very well invested. The country
will grudge no amount of expenditure
that is intelligently and effectively
applied to this end. It does,
however, expect occasional demonstrations
of success. Chut far the organized
detective wi^V, both municipal
and federal, has Act brought to
light any assured facts Regarding the
explosion of September IV, outside of
those that were physically left by the
blast- One man has been arrested
who is a "prospect," but his discovery
was accidental.
Differences of opinion appear to resolve
. themselves -into a question of
whether the league - Of nations would
prevent war or promote ft. '
This year will decide whether or
not Maine is to bo taken seriously as
the great prophetic state of the Union.
The nineteenth Amendment.
Yesterday the District Court of Appeals
dismissed an appeal from the
court below, which had refused an injunction
to restrain the Secretary of
State from proclaiming the suffrage
amendment in force. It is possible
that the case may be carried to the
Supreme Court of the United States,
but so little ground appears for possible
reversal that it would acem a
waste of time and energy to undertake
the overturning of the nine
teenth amendment. In all probahtliS?
long before the Supreme rt could
possibly rule enough states will have
added their ratifications to cover every
possible basis of objection to the proclamation.
According to the case as it was
presented in the Court of Appeals the
recorded ratifications in five states are
challenged. In Arkansas and New
Hampshire it is contended the ratifloation
resolution was not passed in
identical form by both bouses, as required
by law. In Missouri, it is asserted,
the state constitution forbids
ratification of a federal amendment
affecting the present system of fran- t
chise. In West Virginia, it is main- 1
tained, one member of the house who t
voted for ratification was not entitled f
to a seat, while another so entitled ]
was debarred from voting. The Ten- 1
nessee ratification is challenged on t
the now familiar ground that under i
the state constitution the legislature t
could not vote on an amendment prior
to a general election in the state. I
Since the case was filed in court i
Connecticut has ratified, making thirty- a
seven states on record. This may be x
regarded as negativing the Tennessee t
objection. There remain objections
against the votes of Arkansas. New
Hampshire, Missouri and West Virginia.
The objection as to the first ^
two is purely technical and trivial, j.
The rottrt will doubtless regard the ^
case from the point of view of public
policy rather than a mere matter of j.
routine. Both stales ratified in the 1
spirit of full apfwoval of the principle
and the form of the amendment. On ^
the score of the Missouri objection it {
may be accepted mat uie court wm
never grant the right of anv state to ^
limit the subject matter of a constitutional
amendment which has been
formally proposed by Ccr.trcss. There
remains for serious consideration only
the West Virginia case, which turns
upon the personnel of the ratifying f
body. It is extremely doubtful if the
court will consent to go behind the .
face of the returns and scrutinize the
personnel of the legislature and the *
manner in which it applied its own
rules Of organization. '
Long before the court can act the e
women of this country will have voted, ?
and there is now no ground for be- 1
lieving that the validity of their vote. 9
in the twenty states in which they are 1
enfranchised by this amendment, can e
ever be challenged. ^
Tariff Revision. \
Senator Underwood is quoted as say- ^
ing; a
"No matter who is elected President. _
Congress will be called into extra
session late In March or early in h
April to revise the revenue laws and ii
place the United States on a peacetime
financial basis. Our finances
must be demobilized just as our Army 1
was. When we put our Army on a s
war basis, we put our finances on a
haelc nlcft Our 4rmv ns hr>nn S
Such is the general opinion. Mr.
Harding conspicuously shares it, as is
shown by the fact that he never f
neglects an opportunity to stress the ^
tariff question. He is an avowed pro- j.
tectionist. and if elected President
will recommend to Congress a re- (
vision of the tariff on plain protection ^
Gov. COX has had little, if anything, o
to say on the subject. Presumably he j;
is a low tariff advocate, and, if elected, J
will use his power in favor of revision ,c
on those lines.
The present tariff law bears the
name of the senator from Alabama.
As a member of the House and chairman
of the ways and means committee
of that body, he presided over the
original drafting of the measure and
passed it through the House. In that
shape the measure was exceedingly
objectionable to the business interests
of the country, and they appealed the h
case, so to say, to. the Senate. The ls
Senate held the measure five months 8
and made many changes in It, but t]
failed to make it' acceptable to the J
business worici.
The law had bat a brief trial before 81
the world war began, but one suffi- 0
ciently long to demonstrate that it
was neither an adequate revenue pro- s
ducer nor an encourager of business. e
The war, of course, threw everything *
out of gear both in this country and u
everywhere else, and the record since 11
is not fairly quotable. lc
If Gov. Cox is elected and with him
a democratic Congress, Mr. Under- 11
wood will have much to say on the f<
subject of tariff revision when it h
reaches the Senate; and there is no u
announcement of any change of view
on his part since he was active in the
House, now some seven years ago. S1
... i t ri
President Wilson fears that the
L*. S. A. may be relegated to a subordinate
place in the affairs of the world. ^
This should stimulate friend farmer "
to further interest in production.
Any Impression that the republican a
campaign fund was to assert itself w
as the chief issue has been fully disposed
of by President Wilson's letter.
Polish officials show an inclination
for awaiting developments before enforcing
an ironclad arrangement as
to boundary lines. V
In many states the impression exists
that votes for women will serve
mainly to emphasize a foregone con- ?
, ,,, E
The bean vine and the tomato plant E
have fallen under the lethal touch of
frost, but some cheer can be had from F
the situation. Frost not only sweetens
the pumpkin and persimmon, but 0
ii xurns xne puip ul uic ?
charged with nectar and ambrosia?to \
a gorgeous, golden yellow.
To those who know the pawpaw
there is no other fruit. The golden
apples or oranges that the nymphs
Hesperides or Atlantides cultivated in '
their dragon-guarded garden had 81
nothing on the pawpaw.
The pawpaw grows plentifully
around Washington. Among the g
places where it reaches its richest
flavor and its wettest Juiciness are
spots along Neabsco creek, the shores n
of Occoquan bay and in the woods
of Freestone Point. Of course, paw- a
paw devotees have preferences and p
prejudices. Some swear by Piscataway c
pawpaws and others swear by those
that grow Mattawoman flows,
but mmsc pawpaw, no matter in 1
rt of our great valley it grows,
is a Jewel of a fruit! Lovers of the 1
pawpaw generally do not publish
whore the bushes grow, and the information
concerning those along t
Neabsco creek is given in strict confidence.
We Potomac people have never done
quite enough for the pawpaw. No
doubt the people of Massachusetts have
compiled a genealogy of it, and the I
people of Indiana have probably made a
it the central figure in a historical
novel. It was the great fall fruit of
our Indians, it grows in moist woods t
and generally along streams from the r
louthern states to Lake Erie. The
Indians called It "assimin," and from
.hat the early French explorers and
lettlers named the tree "assiminier."
^rom that and from its compound
eaf botanists now call It "asimina
riloba." Why we call It pawpaw Is
tot easy to And out because it is not
-elated to the papaya of tho tropics.
But never mind that. He who likes
'otomac pawpaws knows that there is
10 other fruit half so precious. And
is the frost is on the pawpaw, all paw>awians
are pawpawing toward their
>elovcd pawpaw jungles.
"Cribbing" Students.
Scandal is stalking through the land.
The other day it hit the professional
ase ball players. Now it has cast a
loud upon the student body at one of
he great universities. 106 of whom
lave been found to have "cribbed" in
heir June examinations. Of this
lumber 101 were dismissed for a year.
iut the Judgment was suspended and
hey have been permitted to return
>n parole. One was dismissed pernialently.
Three were suspended and the
ase of another is now before the university
Individual cases of "cribbing" have
Iways occurred at the scnoois ana
olleges of this country, but never bcore
was such wholesale cheating reealed
and probably never before was
t undertaken. There is nothing much
neaner than cribbing. A man who
loes it is cheating himself. He is
hissing altogether the point of his
ducation. He is supposed to go to
ollege not merely to "pass" examinaions
and get a degree, but to learn
omething. If he neglects his studies
o the point of inability to answer the
xamination questions, he has wasted
is time. A degree that he may get
hrough successive promotions efected
by the cribbing process will be |
rorthless to him. It may fool someody
who wants a letter or two after
man's name as a basis of employnent,
but the real test will come when
ic begins to apply the knowledge he
9 supposed to have acquired at school.
The man who cheats at an examinaion
that is supposed to test his
cholarship will probably cheat hintelf
at solitaire.
"Uncle Warren ?"',
Out in Ohio they are beginning to
all him "Uncle Warren." His old
riends, you know?men who have
nown him for years, and now feel
ery proud of him and want to tesify
in some way to their affection,
heir confidence and their admiration.
All very well, but is the candidate
Id enough for the designation? He
5 under sixty. Should any man uner
seventy be so addressed? What
? the age limit? Or has it ever been
xed? If not, now is a good time.
Mr. Lincoln was called "Uncle" Abe,
nd y?i .was only fifty-six when taken,
tut those were war times, and Mr.
lincoln was one of the most uncojientional
of men. Gen. Grant was
the old man" to his soldiers at forty.
The main point, however, is this:
las Mr. Cannon been consulted? And
as he given his consent? The title
i his, and he should have a say about
haring it with another, even when
hat other is his party's candidate for
resident. "Uncle Joe'.' is an estabshed
fact, not to say an institution,
ecure in the esteem of both sides and
f evervbodv.
Mr. Cannon wears the title well and
racefully. He was past seventy, howver,
when it was bestowed upon him,
nd he is now eighty-four. He, too,
}, as Mr. Lincoln was, one of the
lost unconventional of men. He
>oks the title, acts the title and en- i
jys the title. And sometimes when
lings are not moving to suit, and he
?els called upon to express himself,
e talks to the House like a "Dutch
Base ball is determined to demontrate
that it has no use for the getich-quick
The big events in Italy are calcuited
to make D'Annunzio feel like a
bush leaguer."
Senator Borah does not believe that
league of nations by any other name
ould be acceptable.
Election Bets.
Phen the votes have told their story.
And the shouting's under way,
did the glitter and the glory
We will look for a display
f a mighty set of whiskers
Growing long and growing yet,
ilegant aerial friskers,
Due to an election bet.
lats all battered 'mid the cheering
vy ill wiui new uneo ue repaia.
'eanuts aome one will be steering
With a toothpick up the grade!
>'er the problems of a nation
Serious souls will cease to fret
V'hen we see the bland elation
Due to an election bet.
Gloom Explained.
"Mr. Glummins seems to be particuirly
gloomy." said Miss Cayenne. "He
earns to have something on his mind.*'
"He has himself on his mind."
"X don't blame him for being
Avoiding Magnificence.
"A man's house is his castle," remarked
the ready-made philosopher.
"Don't say that," protested the ten
nt. "The landlord is liable to think
t over and make extra charges for a
Woman in Politics.
'he favorite soh we often see
Intrusted with affairs of state,
'he favorite daughter now will bo
A figure of importance great.
"My idea of a man that's behind
he times," said Uncle Bill Bottletop,
is one who goes right on cultivating
. mint patch."
An AHbi.
"I'm kind o' glad," said Bill the
iurg, "that I never learned to read
.nd write."
"When it comes to a showdown in
his investigation, nobody can accuse
oe of being a master mind."
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Ending i.i.tt?m?b ?? Cwt,
Aug. 14 21.38
Aug. 21 19.77
Aug. 28 20.09
Sept. 4 19.08
Sept. 11 19.41
Sept. 18 ......... 18.68
Sept. 25.... i W 19.37
Oct. 2... 15.00 I 30.00 ...$18.75
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