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HERE'S ANOTHER OF AMERICAN
BEAUTIES PICKED BY ARTIST
Mrs. Anthony Drexel, Jr.", is one of
the "eight most beautifui women in
New York" as named by the well
known artist,. Penbyrn Stanslaws.
ANDREW SJOVIN, HERO
You will look in vain through -social
registers, blue books' and' Who's Who
for the name of Andrew 'Sjovih. ' Had
you been interested in him, your
search would have led you to employ-
,ment agencies at seaports or to the
.lists of crews, of sailing yessels and
steamships. Had you wished to see
Tiim, jyou would have walked along
docksp'erhaps into barr.el',hbuses and
certainly into cheap lodging houses.
- Yet in thelist of heroes who have
-darved their names eternally in the
rock "of fame, Sjovin looms large.
- When the ill-fated Monroe went
down off the Virginia coasts, and 40
passenger perished, an inquisitive
commission began to pro.be and it
found Sjovin, able seaman, as the
one bright spot in a story that reeked
of cowardice and-inefficiency.
"Life was sweet," said the wireless
operator as -an excuse for deserting
his key and life seemed sweet to
officers who seemed unmindful of the
women and Children and hastened to
Life was sweet, too, to Sjovin
but duty and the!man's task of saving
women was sweater:.
How he battfed with .the waves,
how'.he struggled to getb.oats and life
preservers, how he' .fought back the
maddened, death-pariifcked crowd un
til women were-'Safe, how he finally
leaped into the sea with his arm
around one woman in a futile effort
to save her is written into the cold
documents of the commission.
Gold lace never made a hero. Bags
never made a coward.
Andrew Sjovin, able seaman, prov
ed his worth in an hour of crisis and
he needn't mind the fact that those
who write social registers have over
looked him and will continue to
overlook him. His name is recorded
in the company o.f those illustrious
ones who need np such testimonials.
German labor unions report an in
crease in membership of 150,000 the
last year, grand -total being 2,5.00,000.