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A Real Factory Profit-Sharing Piano-Buying Opportunity Which Will Soon Be History Most Attractive Exhibit of Fine Pianos to Choose From in Washington EXAMPLE SAVINGS BELOW RARE BARGAIN in a first-class upripht, full 88-note scale, hand somely encased with bench to match. This small-size upright possesses volume and tonal qual ity of the average email grand end is a marvelous value. Now reduced during thl acturer"» sal·. EXQUISITE UPRIGHT, the finest instrument and case ever pro duced. Compare this pians with any apartment size upright you ever saw or heard now eelilng in Washington at any price. Kow reduced mo during thia manufacturer's «al». TEACHER'S UPRIGHT — Exactly 6 Inches higher than the small apartment size models. Magnif icent tone and even scale. A value of thia description has never before been offered at such a genuine saving. Kow reduced *125 during this manufacturer'· sal·. EXTREMELY ARTISTIC GRAND in an apartment size period model. An instrument of qual ity which will in future y^ars reflect the good judgment of ■whoever is the fortunate pur chaser of this once-in-a-lifetim· real bargain. Now reduced *270 during this manufacturer'· sal·. GRAND PIANO in plain Colonial case, full-size keyboard and 5 ft· In length, embodying every mu eical quality desired In a truly beautiful Instrument. Only on· In Washington available. Now reduced $275 during this manufacturer's sal·. SPANISH RENAISSANCE GRAND —Very costly, strictly custom built Instrument in this authen tic design, including bench to exactly match. Formerly sold at f 1,075. Both Instrument and bench In perfect condition, and we assure you nothing can prob ably ever be found elsewhere that will compare witli the true beauty of tone thia instrument actually possessea. Now reduced *335 during thli manufacturer*· sal·. EASY PAYMENTS ENTIRELY FREE From Finance Companies' Excessive Charges Manufacturer's Branch Store ] ~ PHONE NA™M£ 365» KIM BALLS I Just North ralais Bojvl ι 133 BOYS'DIARIES ENLIGHTEN PRIEST Struggles of Transition From Childhood Recorded in Frank Terms. BY THOMAS R. HENRY. A croes section of the tumult and confusion in the minà of the adoles cent, as he struggles to find himself in a shifting world, was obtained from the diaries of 133 boys betwen the ages of 12 and 16 inclusive in a study just reported by Rev. Urban Nagle from the psychology department of the Catholic University here. The boys who kept the diaries at Father Nagle's direction were stu dents at St. Mary's Industrial School in Baltimore, at another Catholic in stitution, and at various parochial schools. The intent was to get un der the surface of the development of religious thinking during the transition period from childhood. Va rious safeguards were adopted to pre vent the boys from merely recording what had been suggested to them or what they thought it would be proper to say—one of which was the promise oi absolute secrecy. Underlying Consideration. Father Nagle found that the boys were stirred and perplexed by many things which did not appear on the surface and that not Infrequently the estimate which a teacher would get from a youth's overt behavior is totally inadequate when one knows what the subject really is thinking. There is a progressive development, he finds, from the twelfth year on ward, with an extremely critical pe riod arising at about the fourteenth year when the familiar moorings of childhood are shaken or washed away by new experiences, doubts of authority and original thinking be ] gin to appear, and the boy becomes ! outstandingly self-conscious. I ClriKtinn B'ith tVio 10_voor.nW ! Father Nagle concludes from his j diary studies: "He is extremely ortho I dox and prides himself more upon ' acquired knowledge than upon mani festations of originality. He stands apart from older and younger broth ers caught between the free imagery of credulous childhood and the free thinking of adolescense. We have found evidence that his religion is very objective and very much ready made. Disillusion and violent temp tation have not yet made it a.per ! sonal thing reaching in to affect him. but rather he sits apart in a philosophic attitude and gazes on the unseen world which is being un folded before him. The justice of God is impressive, inasmuch as it will be meted out to tne world, but not so much as it applies to himself. Obedience to superiors, justice and fair play in dealing with his asso | ciates seem to be based on mixed ι motives—partly because there is a God ! who sees such things and partly be cause these things are expedient." 13-Year-Old Different. The 13-year-old, Father Nagle found, was differentiated from the younger group by a rather sharp rise in originality. He concludes: "The solemnity with which the 12-year-old repeated stories from the Bible has given way to a much more familiar style and stories are embellished with personal touches as the narrator's confidence Increases. "Self has reached a higher peak of importance than before, but the boy is still very righteous, although he is less a world hero. Self criticism has not yet made a conspicuous appear ance and although shortcomings are mentioned it is usually in the same breath with an assurance or promise of improvement. Authority still is an external thing and the taskmasters in the persons of parents and teach ers are not half as exacting as the taskmaster of a few years later—the boy's own awakening conscience." But at 14 on an average—or at an equivalent age. depending on the boy's rate of development—the storm breaks, the self becomes the center of the picture, the boy is assailed by doubts which can be solved satisfactorily only in his own mind, and for the first time there is a breaking away from dogma and a reinterpretation in terms of one's own experience. The boy is no longer satisfied to take some body's word for it. This is a transition period, Father Nagle points out, between two ad justments to the world. The boy be gins to speculate between God and the universe. Somewhere in the 13 year-old period two lines of charac ter are beginning to diverge from the common pattern of boyhood which is likely to characterize the individuals in their adult lives. One is toward practical shrewdness, the other toward generous simplicity. Perhaps for the first time Father Nagle has got at the genesis of two fundamental types of character in mankind. right at Ball Game. He illustrates these developments In the diaries of two representing the extreme of each type. The one is always practical. He is lazy, but he resolves to do his work right to keep out of trouble. He has a fight at a base ball game: "When I was at bat a ball came over my head and the umpire said 'strike one'. I was mad and thought I could fight him, but when we fought ι he knocked me so that I could not I say a word, and that gave me a lesson to be just to others who I could not fight." Presumably, in common with his kind the world over, he was not es pecially concerned with justice to ward those whom he could fight. The same boy was day-dreaming while attending mass. He was having a glorious fight with another boy, which took his thoughts entirely from the progress of the service. That day he hit a smaller boy, who told his brother, who proceeded to administer to the dreamer a sound threshing in real life. That taught him a lesson. He would not day dream at mass any more because it resulted indirectly In a threshing, and there might be some mystical repetition of the experience. This boy forgets to say his prayers before going to bed. As a result his conscience hurts him and he cannot sleep. Henceforth he resolves not ta neglect his prayers—lest he suffer another sleepless night. The very frankness of the diary entries indicate the youth's complete naivete. He cannot comprehend any other motive j for conduct than its practical results. I Strikingly different are the equally naive entries in the diary of the other 14-year-old. There is no con sideration of the practical and the earthly. His conscience also is hurt , by his shortcomings, not because he I expects some disadvantage from them : but· because they are wrong in them j selves. This lad is following the hard : road of the children of Mary, yet not I without certain faults of his own, for, very strangely indeed, he records from his own experience an incident strik ingly like a well-known one from the Bible: "Many a time during the day 1 remember of our Blessed Lord Jesus Christ and His sufferings. At one time I was so impressed with the suffering: that I could fall right down where I was and cry my eyes out far having offended Him. But as this thought keeps pressing I say a prayer of thanksgiving that I'm not like some of the rest of the fellows." Depth of Boyish Tragedies. Perhaps few adults realize the depth of some of the tragedies in the life of the 14-year-old as brought out in the diaries kept for Father Nagle, as in the case where being called a "girl" precipitated a major emotional experience worthy of supernatural interference in the cause of eternal justice. He will "pray to Our Lord and ask Him to guide me, and to stop the boys from teasing me and calling me names and all other things, es pecially saying things about me which I never aid." As Farther Nagle sums up the period: "With the realities of life crossing his path, the boy dreams less and leas of being a despot in an in credibly powerful and beautiful land far away and is enraged almost to tears because some one called him a girl. He thinks lees of souls going to heaven or bell in wholesale numbers and talks rather of his own dominant faults and virtues. When he was a child it was the world about which absorbed him. Now It is rather him self, and the acute sensitiveness ac companying this change of view is the reason lor the bashful awkward ness and feeling in inferiority which brings so much suffering. On the verge of life he stands, conceiving great things and fancying himself doing great things, but because of lack of experience be is beaten down by problem after problem. His habit of turning In upon himself forbids his asking for help." Through the 15th and leth rem the diaries show an Increasing ad justment to the real world with increasing experience, and the emo tional storms die away In the hard business of meeting the practical af fairs of life. There begins even to be retrospection and the 15-year-old worlding voices his vain regrets over the follies of a wasted youth. It is a picture of universal boyhood which stands out of these naive rec ords of the musings of adolecense on the great questions of life, death and the hereafter collected by Father Nagle. He closes his story by an entry of a parochial school boy which is somewhat aside from the objective of the study but the 15-year-old's lndlg mtlon will strike a familiar note in he recollections of many: "I was misjudged by one of the listers today," be say*. "She accused ne of going off the grounds for the purpose of talking to a girl. It was partly true and partly false, because Jie Ctrl didn't show up." Dinner at T. W. C. A. Dr. Hazel 8 tie be ling, nutrition ex pert of the Department of Agriculture, wUl speak at a dinner of the Business and Professional Women of the Young Women's Christian Associa· t ion, which will be held Tuesday eve ning at the Y. W. C. A. Mrs. Eileen Scott-Williams and several assistants from the Elizabeth Arden studio also will be on the program. CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM SUBJECT OF BROADCAST Three Members of Commission Will Speak. During Observ ance of Special Week. The three members of the Civil Service Commission will speak over WJ8V on various aspects of the merit system In connection with the observ ance of Civil Service week, planned for January 13-19 by the American Federation of Government Employes. President Harry B. Mitchell will iaunch the talks at 4:45 p.m. Tues day; Commissioner Lucille Poster McMillin will follow on January 15, and Commissioner Leonard D. White on January 32. The idea of the observance, which coincides with the flfty-eecond anni versary of the passage of the civil service act, Is to Inform the public of the benefits of the merit system In Government employ. Armenians Plan Dance. The Armenian General Benevolence Union will hold Its annual dance and entertainment tonight at 8 o'clock In Musicians' Hall, 1105 sixteenth street. Many Washlngtonlans of Armenian birth and descent will attend. A num ber of Junior entertainers will be fea tured In the program, including Miss Leova Bruslloff, who will dance, and Victor Ralon, violinist. NATIONAL'S JANUARY SENSATIONAL REDUCTIONS! (4) Regular $69.75 2-piece Suites. Covered In homespun $ tapestry . 38 (3) Regular $81.75 2-piece Suites. Covered in good quality $CQ tapestry ·**. 00 .40 JO .90 (3) Regular $94.50 2-piece Suites. Covered in high grade $f* A tapestry QH (1) Regular $129.75 2-piece Suite. 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Covered in high $1 1 Q grade tapestry ■■ A Easy Credit Terms—The NATIONAL Save Vs or More on These Items! (13) Regular $6.75 Junior or Bridge Lamps (6) Regular $14.75 Tapestry Lounge Chairs (9) Regular $5.95 Tapestry Occasional Chairs (7) Regular $5.95 Walnut Finish Occasional Tables.. (5) Regular $14.95 Double size Inner-spring Mattress.. $4.49 $8.75 $3.98 $3.69 $8.80 (Easy Credit Term·) (8) Regular $6.75 Double- (Ρ Λ ΙΛ size Metal Beds «5τ*·τχ*7 (9) Regular $7.95 Double- d»>| Λ Q size Coil Springs (6) Regular $16.95 Dres sers; nicely finished $11.80 (8) Regular $4.95 32-piece <PQ 1Q Set of Dishes (5) Regular $12.95 Walnut- (PfT QP Finish Chest of Drawers (4) VJ i »vO (Easy Credit Terms) Ûalional SEVENTH AND H STS. N. WJ Announcing The Studebaker Contest Award The successful contestant, in the opinion of the judges, is MRS. LEWELLYN N. EDWARDS, 510G 38th St. N.W. —who will be awarded the beautiful, new 1935 Studebaker Sedan. Mrs. Edwards' reply to the question, "Why has King's Palace maintained ita popularity for more than seventy-five years," received the unanimous approval of the judges as the best answer. Here it is: "Easily accessible, offering at popular prices, with courteous service, honest values in dependable merchandise for the entire family." The judges who officiated and made the award were: JAMES E. COLIFLOWER. Pres.. Merchants and Manufacturers' Assn. i. W. MABEN. Washington Daily News. PRANK P. ROGERS, «renin* Star. W. N. FREEMAN Mgr.. Washington Shopping News. FRANK W. GATEWOOD Washington Times. EARNEST JOHNSON. Washington Herald. Μ Ε HYMAN, Washington Post. To Mrs. Edwards, KinR^s Palace offers its sincere congratulations. To the thousands of other loyal friends and customers who so enthusiastically became entrants in this contest, we extend our heartiest thanks and appreciation. 810~818 lik ST.,N.W. 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