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TJIE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN. SUNDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 15. 1918
PAGFE SEVENTEEN Conducted by LEW HEAD . THE WORLD TO LIVE IN is a .Mof-, fat. Yard & Company book, by W. I Carey Wondcrly, :ind it is ail a'DJtitj a "tin panntr." Wondcrly teils us; 'hat "the unwritten law of the Tin-I Pan sisterhood was that w-ddlng-, bflls weren't to enter mio their; "iheroe of things. !'la things, toys, i l was really a game in which the; man staked his company, and his i wraith, against the girl's beauty j and entertainment." So. that's aj "tin panner." Thi fact is contirm- : ally brought to your attention in i this superficial book. AsidV from; Rita. a a ' tin panner,' there is ; nothing to the story. And, a Rain, there's nothing to Rita, Charles, ex cept that she is a type that actual - ly exists in New York and -else- ! where. I was going to say Phoenix. I'crhaps sol The strange feature: of the narrative is that at no time lo you pet a visualization of P.ita or any of the characters. As you 'iill.v dally through the 361 pages,, yem find that the girl grows upon you in a mysterious way. You can not see her. haven't the slightest ; idea that she has brown, red or el- low hair, although the majority of j us would probably guess the last: you cannot sen her eyes; her form ' is vague, as to whether she is 6hort r tall, stout or slim. Except from the mouths of her "pals," as she calls them, you even are ignorant of her looks, whether pretty or at tractive. Vet, all the while, you seem to know Tata almost inti mately. The secret of this growing knowledge of a book character is found in the words of Rita herself. The author queerly misses her de scription, perhaps because she is a typo and almost any description, as to complexion, form and man ners will suitably apply. But, her conversation with the "rounders" of 1 '.roadway, the sons of the rich and the "stage door John nies." even with the "slavey" and herself. the.se reveal to you this Rita woman. Aside from this inno vation in character building in t'ic Mioo, 1here is little worth mention ing in the hook. It stretches from the sublime to the almost laughable impossibility. the turning of a "tin panner' from the bright lights to her marriage w,ith a preacher. It is not the nature of 1 he type. The very tiling you mo.-t expect her to do; the thing that she has two oppor tunities to do: the thing that she Christmas Suggestions fa ' " a4 i pa ii.j. The most acceptable gifts are useful ones. Tle toy is soon forgot ten and while appreci ated, is no credit to the good judgment' of the giver. The useful gift not only pleases but is a credit to the giver. One way of making mother, father, girls. lim-c (Ti'-inflmotlinr in;l grandfather happy, and W VA"W keen them healthy is to h J f arive them an order on K.'oli Dr. Morrison for a rev- Citemmie2iidmimJ tain amount of dental work. They will appreciate the gift and it will enable them to digest their holi day meals. You are safe in sending your family to Dr. Morrison. His work and equipment is of the best. Arrange the matter t'oda v. 26 E. Washington St. Phone 3039 Above Goldberg's Clothing Store really ought to have done, to make the type real; but the thins that she does not do; tbe thing that spoils the entire story for me, she re fuses to marry the two men who have squandered so much of tlieir means upon her. There are thousands of girls in the "tin panner" class but there has not been an author that I have read that carries her through to the in evitable end. Perhaps that wouldn't be a "best seller." but it would tell the true story of the "tin panner." AMERICA IN FRANCE will be re viewed in this column next week. It Is a new arrival in Phoenix by Ma " jor Frederick Palmer, a newspaper correspondent that had unusual op portunity to look behind the screen in all phases of the world war. A glance through the contents is en ticing. Close-ups of General Persh ing and the other big men of Amer ica enthuse us with their vividness; I'almer's inimitable style, that moves the trenches from France into your own library; the story of big things quickly and well done, that the Frenchman believed could never be done. These make Pal mer's reriew a wonderful contribu tion to war literature. You are startled with the revelation of facts that the censor has not before al lowed to be printed. That's the ap pealing worth 41 the book. This is a Dodd, Mead it Company produc tion. o WILD APPLES is a California story that gives the boy a chance to speak right out without being embar rassed. It is an anonymous volume iust issued by George II. Doran Company. By boy, I do not mean the Nicholas Nickleby, Jim Hawk ins, Iluck Finn or Penrod type, but his ohl' brother, the seventeen-year-ol". He has been made ridic ulous ai i diverting for older read ers in Booth Tarkington's carica ture of boyhood. Willie Baxter. Those who have, made an effort at understanding the adolescent youth will agree that this is an epic and idyl of those golden years which, perhaps, because they are so magic, are the ones we least remember. REPRINTED BOOKS are announced by Harper & Brothers to include "The War In the Cradle of the World." by Eleanor Franklin Egan; "The Kaiser As I Know Him," by Arthur X. Davis; "Sylvia Acarlett," by Compton Mackenzie; "Sandsy Himself." by Gardner Hunting. The reprinting of Dr. Davis' book is not unexpected. Eastern advices indi cate that this intimate narration of conversations with the former emperor has been not only a "best seller," but a real sensation. LIEUT. WILLIAM H. BARTER, au thor of "My Flag and My Boy," died the day after the armistice was signed, almost immediately follow ing his reading of the la-st proofs of his patriotic little volume. This is the announcement we receive from The Page Company, who is publish ing the volume. In his last mo ments, he desired, more than any thing else, to live long enough to autograph a few of the first books from the press for some of his warm friends. "Intensely patriotic and ever generous with his time and tal ents." Page Company writes, "Lieut. Barter made a stirring ad dress in a neighboring city on the , evening of the eventful Novemtwr i 1J, and while returning home met i with an automobile accident that i caused his death the following day. j Ho was a well known member of i Governor McCall's staff, a promin- I ent attorney, and had a host of Whitman's or Johnston's Candy for Christ mas ' At Christmas Time The "sweet tooth" of America calls for candy Young and old alike favor it as a holiday token you make no mistake in choosing it From the good old fashioned kind to the prettiest of De Luxe; Holiday Packages, we're - prepared to meet the demand's of everybody. Deliveries will be pi'ompt on exactly the time you specify. And if you haven't the time to come in, we'll gladly take your tele phone order. Central Pharmacy Roy Wayland, Mgr. Goodrich Block Phones 30911304 friends." In publishing his last book, Page Company has carried out every one of the deceased author's slightest wishes. It is a fitting tribute to his memory. o SOLDIER SILHOUETTES is one of Scribner's late publications. 'Sil houettes of Song." one chapter, many would call incomplete, as it describes only the singing of hymns. It gives the impression thatj the doughboys sing nothing else.; The author takes the other extreme ' of those who hold that the boys sing j only ragtime. "Silhouettes of Sac- : rifice" is one of the best chapters in j the book. In it the author tells of his stumbling upon a crucifix, in the devastated area of France, upon : which he finds inscribed the words, "Traveler, hast thou ever seen so : great a grief as mine?" This linei the author uses to express the war spirit of France. In another "silhouette," the au thor tells of the fortitude of gassed Americans. He tells how the boys joked about their injuries, at times, calling themselves the "First Amer ican Shock Troops." "Silhouette.-; of Sacrilege," brings out the devas tation in the war zone in France and Belgium. In one chapter the author tells of a T. M. C. A. secretary who abomi nated cigarettes, but who, for the sake of palship with the boys, kept "three cigarettes going for two days and nights." That, of course, is a record-breaking smoke, both for a man who has never smoked and for the cigarette. "Silhouettes of Sorrow" is the best chapter in the book. Of sorrow, ihe author has seen much during his work as Y. M, C. A. worker in France. The many examples he portrays are very realistic. In one place he tells of a gre?t gathering of German women at the depot, to bid their sons good bye, as they de part for the front. The women, he said, laughed and cheered their boys on until the train was out of sight, then a moan seemed to pass through them and dozens of them fainted where they stood. That the boys in France more joyfully received letters from home than candy or cigarettes, is strong ly impressed upon the reader in one "silhouette." "More letters and less sweaters." is what the author says is the thought of every man there. It is the folks at home that kept the boys fighting, tho author says. To them he attributes the keeping of hope alive in the men in the ser vice. He calls them "the service of supplies." A remarkable prophecy is the let ting down of the bars that make creeds in churches. The war has done this. The author believes that with the common understanding gained ry workers ol the various churches in the present turmoil will result in one church. This evolu tion is already considered. "War is grim." he concludes. "War is serious. War is full of hurt, and hate, and pain, and heartache, and loneliness, and wounds, and mud. and death, and dearth; but the American soldier spends more time laughing than he does moan ing: more time playing than he does moping; more time shouting than he does whimpering; more time hoping than he does despairing; and because of this effervescent spirit of sunshine and laughter, his morale is the best morale that any army in the history of the world has ever seen.' William L. Stidger is the author He is a Y. M. C the American expeditionary forces. REMEMBER JOHN LEE? He was the widely known cow man hero of He was found dVad in his mountain "The Riders of the Purple .Sage," one of iiane Gray's earlier novels, cabin last Monday, at Red Lake, San Juan county. T'tah, about "r,o miles south of Salt Lake City, The report was brought in to that city Wednesday night. Influenza was given as the cause of death. Lee's partner, who had worked with him for years, was lying dead beside him. Lee was 44 years old and had. been a cow man in Arizona and southern Utah for many years, practically all of his life. SCHOOLS il ID n r n n r ii n an" 1 1 intra UN I IL HIM, ULli. W Board Of Trustees Of Public School Make Decision At Meetincr Saturdav Even ing; High School Follows The public schools of Phoenix will reopen on Monday December 30. Believing that the influenza epidemic has not abated to a sufficient extent to permit of a reopening of the schools tomorrow, as recently announced, vit:i out endangering the health and lives of the pupi the public school board consisting of Sims Ely, Dr. L. D. Dameron and W. C. Hornberger at a meeting held at 7:30 o'clock last even ing decided that the schools should not reopen for two more weeks. The action of the school board also affects the high school, since the con templated opening of that institution Monday, was made conditional upon the openin- of the grade schools. The correspondence system, instituted when the school was first closed, will be con tinued along the same lines that ob tained in the past. In accordance with the action of the public school board, plans are being made to resume the class work December 30. More Correspondence Work As an incentive for the students of the high school to prepare their lessons with the same diligence as would be required of them in the class room an arrangement has been made by the fac-' ulty whereby, at the opening of school, each weekly a-ssignment will be re viewed on separate days. At the con clusion of each review an examination will be given. To those pupils, however, who have done the correspondence Work in a manner satisfactory to their teachers and who make a grade of 88 per cent id the review-, exemption from the exami nations will be granted. In lines "? work where reviews are either impos sible or impracticable, such as mechan ical drawing, and typewriting, full credit will be given for work well per formed. Chance to Aid Red Cross An opportunity to secure additional credits is extended to those students who have had manual training. The lo cal coupler or iue Ked cross is in ur gent need of packing cases and Pro lessor Turner has volunteered to rem edy the deficit. Those having the nec essary qualifications are urged to assist in this work for which they will receive due credit. Koys that do not require or desire extra credit will be perform ing a patriotic service by reporting ,o rroiessor Turner and aiding task any day this week. Books for Giving Books for Babes; books for Kids; books for Boys and Girls; books for Young - Men and Maidens; books for Men of all kinds; Women of every sort.. ! Bp fcrT In a First Class L'ffi l-pr Book Shop S-rJjT m " You can almost begin and end I j Ijjj your Xmas shopping. fi j m, ' II P' I Our Holiday Display of Books jR"-j . jteaPEJSS I is a wonder; it more than equals j Na. ' Ip'lliff'j (n that of any previous year. It's H' wvi'il ' ' l a great big, satisfying assort- jM j , SMliS! ') J ment that includes everything SK8M that's printed and worth while "ip'- " I Belling and. reading. f W& ! flights. It will not be "long before we j can carry large amounts of mail at t 20U miles an hour, and then there will I be sunrise to sunset flights from New ; York to San Francisco. When that time I comes, anyone can realize tile commer cial advantages of first-class mail in the anpm iHiiun in a u.i.. I "Chicago will be the center, the ' headquarters of the aerial mail service. The route and landing places lor air COAST-TO COAST AIR POST MAY COME SOON mail service between New York and Chicago have been selected, and land ing places arranged at all those places. The stops between New York and this city will be at l.ehighton. Pa.: Belle fonte, pa.: Clarion. Ohio: Cleveland. Ohio, and Bryan. Ohio. Cleveland has given the best split in the city for a landing place. None of these landing places as selected are temporary. All will be permanent. BOOK STORES ARE ASSETS to any city and are invariably overlooked by chambers of commerce when is suing literature about their towns. Many people believe that book store is next in importance to a city to churches, schools and. museums. If a library, as a library, and not as a piece of architecture, is an asset, why not a book shop? TITLES OF BOOKS are an interest ing study, as are the ramw of peo ple. As a general rule, a book title is more indicative of contents than the name of a person. There's a definiteness about the mthat is an index of their character. There's a lot of sales value, of course, in a book title, but there's also a lot of value as a guide to the reader. Such titles as "Firebrand Treason," "Waif of the Sea,'' "Wolves of the Sea," and "The Treasure TVail," have profound meaning, as well as such as "Tommy of the Voices," "The God of Mars." "Back from Hell" and "Your Better Self." But, how many books there are that bear titles that do not hitch up, at all, with the subject matter. "God's Counterpoint" is one that I men tioned last week. One should not have to study to find the connec tion between text and title. o NEW BOOKS RECEIVED: Valley of the Giants, by Peter B. Kyne. The Winds of Chance, Rex Beach. The Unpardonable Sin, Rupert Hughes. My Antonia, Willa Sibert Cather. You're Only Young Once, Mar garet Widdemer.. The Laughing Girl, by Robert W. Chambers. The Crack in . the Bill, Peter Clark Macfarlane. Skyrider, B. W. Fowler. WEEK'S BEST SELLERS: City of Masks, George Barr Mc- Cutcheon. Magnifcent Ambersons, Booth Tarkington. An American Family, Henry Kitchell Webster. The Triumph of John Kahrs, Ridgwell Cullum. A BEAUTIFUL BOOK, judging it typographically, from pictures and binding, is the recent work of Don ald B. Macmillan, entitled "Four Y'ears In the White." It is pub lished by Harper & Brothers and as a study of the silent regions of the north is unexcelled in recent productions. (Chicago News.) Sunrise to sunset air mail service between New York and San Francisco, using all the airplane eouinment nf A. worker with ,he army now in service in France or oeing Duilt. with Chicago as the hub of the entire system, is not a wild dream, but an actual fact lor the fu ture, according to Capt. B, B. Lipsner, head of the United States air mail ser vice, who returned to Chtc.iiro tnrf.ii from New York, full of enthusiasm and j interesting facts regarding the service and its future. "In three years," said Captain Lips- ; ner, "the A. M. S. will be carrying all ; of the first-class mail between New : York and Chicago. The people do not i now realize the stupendous future for j this service, but they will shortly, for I it will not be an expensive luxury; it will be a business necessity. " I "The big Caproni planes now can I carry as much mail matter as do the mail trains running between Chicago 1 and New York. We have been averag- j ing 125 miles an hour in our mail ART LEATHER GIFT BOOKS KODAK AL BUMS Guest, Address and Bill Books, the most useful and artistic GIFTS Miller-Sterling Co. "Where Quality Counts" H. W.. Daykin, Pres. G 9 Prompt Attention to Mail Orders Miss Dorothy Brownfield, the clever young daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Brownfield. is one of the high school girls who has devoted the enforced vacation to worth while work in the Red Cross. Miss Brownfield not only gave over much of her time to the routine of office work, but rendered service wherever and whenever she could. The young girl m.id all., the attractive arm bands now being worn bv workers in the Chvistmas roll call' several hundred in all sitting it her desk hours at a time until- her task was completed. o I'se The Republican Classified Pages i A PIANO FOR A CHRISTMAS PRESENT Kerr & Smalley -Music Co. Announce Unusual Prices in a Used Piano Sale To make room for new Holiday goods which are arriving, we will sell all our used pianos at exceedingly low prices. Following are a few of the unusual bargains. One Shonlnger, player, in a beautiful oak finish. Regular price $850. Used Piano Sale flJCKfl Price with 13 rolls of music and bench .. tPvJtIV One Emerson Piano, in mahogany Regular price $50f Used Piano Sale finish. fl?Q'7K b Price tpO I 0 One Krakauer Piano; a beautiful walnut case. $375 $200 One Briggs Piano in an ebony case. (J- OJT Regular price $450. Used Sale Price ... .P1U Regular price $300. Used Piano Sale, price . y One Shoninger Piano in a beautiful oak finish. Regular price $450. Special Sale Price One Andrew Kohler mahogany player. Regular price $800 Used Piano Sale Price $525 ? Liberty Bonds accepted in payment' on Pianos or Player Pianos. All instruments have leen tuned and polished and are in exr-ellent condition. TERMS IF DESIRED Kerr & Smalley Music Co. Arizona's Only One Price Music House. 144 W. Washington St. Phone 3086 Nik: 2J ' - - A. .