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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN. PHOENIX, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 2, 1921. THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN . ri10:-'N",X- ARIZONA w,,x-.e'l..Eve'- Morning by the r. .. FrIzoA PI BUSHING COMPANY iierea at uie Fostoffke at Phoenix. Arizona, as Mall l,v... . . Slattei nt the Second Class eT.'01 Pn,,dt ":.:..Uwlght B. Heard v .!J !ner aDd Secretary. . Charles A. Stauffer ip-:::::::::::::::::::::::::!yVK SCESCRIPWON ftATES- ADVANCE . uairy and Sunday OUTSIDE STATE OF ARIZONA One year, $13.00: t- ,r-J?'v. 6 "5: mos.. $to0; 1 rao.. J1.25 IN ARIZONA BY MAIL OR CARRIER One year. SS.00; ECXDAf El-ITIOl Phone 4331 - ". n cu; mos.. iiio: i mo., ioc SUNDAY EDITION tT mall omy 15.00 per year Private Branch Echange Connecting All Oecartment General Advertising Representatives: Robert E. Ward, Brunswick BUIg. New Fork Matters Btdg , Chicago; W. R Barranger. Examiner Eldg.. San Francisco, Post Intelligencer Bldg.. Seattle. Title Insurance EMc. Los Angeiea MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS neoi-ln Full Night Report. ty leased Wire Tt Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use lor f a-pub'icntion of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In this paper and also the local irii published herein. a.3 rights mt re-publlcation ot special dispatches herein aie also reaeived. FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 2, 1921 j A good man doubles the length of 1 his existence; to have lived so as to look back with pleasure o?i our past existence is to live twice. Martial. Prohibition Tha most sensible thing -we have seen on national prohibition is Frazier Hunt's article in the current Collier's which has printed many other articfes writ ten to prove that prohibition enforcement was a fail ore. They describe the adverse public sentiment against prohibition or the apathetic attitude of the pople toward It. They point to the fact that In con sequence of prohibition many are drinking who never drank before; that drinking has become a fad in cer tain circles of high society; that prohibition was surreptitiously thrown over the country while it had its back turned, watching the war. Mr. Hunt admits these statements In part, though he denies that prohibition was brought about sud denly or by a minority. It had been spreading for years. At the time the prohibition amendment was proposed more than two-thirds of the country was dry by legislation; that the amendment was ratified by all but three of the forty-eight states. But, says Mr. Ilunt, the prohibition sentiment, that is the sentiment against the saloon has grown stronger than ever. We know there was such a growth in this state. When Arizona went dry in 1914, it did so with all but two of the fourteen counties coing wet but their aggregate majorities were over come by the huge dry majority of Maricopa, Two years later a proposition to tighten prohibition carried not only by a huge majority but a majority in a major ity of the counties. In all this discussion though says Mr. Hunt, the , real news Is "muffed"' and that is that those whe-wJttit to get a drink are having a hard time of getting it. And when they do gct.it at a ridiculously high price, it is generally poor stuff. When the fad of home brewing wears away, that source of supply will be abandoned. The old, seasoned drinkers, those who furnished the consumption of the supply, disgusted with the character of potations are becoming tee totallers. Nor are they content to chase around after the bootlegger or to steal furtively into forbidden places. It is easier for them to quit than to undergo these hardships. . Prohibition is being enforced not, of course, to the extent of 100 per cent but for that matter r.o other law is. But the enforcement becomes more and more rigid so that Mr. Hunt looks forward to a 90 per cent enforcement which he -regards as a good percentage ia either clay pigeon shooting or law en forcement. With whatever glee antl-prohibitionlsts observe what they call the failure of prohibition, the prohi bition leaders are by no means discouraged. They bad discounted all the difficulties in the wajand they say they had discounted them too heavily. Pro hibition has made greater -progress than they had expected. They look to the next generation for 100 per cent prohibition. "Blocs" of One Kind and Another The "agricultural bloc" may not be entirely fault less. No organization within an organization can avoid log rolling to a certain extent for there must be compromises and concessions in order to hold its membership together. Thus we have had in the past blocs' for distributing the contents of the pork barrel;' for securing of public buildings, the needed and the unneeded. There have been "blocs" for the promotion of the interests of the railroads, of the manufacturers, and of almost every class of citizens except the farmer, until now. Before we condemn the "agricultural bloc" we must Inspect its accusers.- We find among those who have been preying upon the farmers in the past, the packing Interests, the grain exchanges and the large eastern bankers. The latter are attacking the "bloc" on the ground that the legislation it has secured for the farmer, has been of no benefit to him and they point to the pres ent eUte of the market for farm products. They neg lect the fact that the new laws have not had time to operate; that those whose privileges of plundering the farmer have been curtailed have not yet bowed to the laws but are doing what they can to bring it into disrepute. BSit the critics of the ' bloc'' have put for ward no reason why the new laws should not be ef fective. -Blocs" in the past have never been quite so clearly defir.ed as the "agricultural bloc." They never cut o sharply across party lines. They never as sumed such a formidable proportions of a Praetorian Guard, but they were none the less effective. They accomplished the purpose of the quiet understandings. Their success was measured by the results which gave to the country the impression that powerful and sometimes predatory interests were especially fav ored in the national legislature. Tha Movement of Hobos A report issued by General Manager Dyer ot the Southern Pacific states that during the month of October 20,624 hobos were put off the trains of the company in the states of California, Arizona, Oregon, Nevada," New Mexico and Utah. California led with ll.:i and Arizona came next with 4,856. ' These figures." says the report, "show that Cal i'orn.a is the Mecca or these persons and this means that the unemployment problem for the coming win tor be made worse by the presence in that state .f such large number of people many of whom iv e iiO prospect employment and many of whom -.e r.o ii-.t.r.tion of working." u.c-- figures do not t-11 the whole story; j:.cludc the number who Lavi; not been put off the trains; those who are not discovered and reported but the probably greater number who are purposely not disturbed by trainmen. It was given pretty wide publicity early in the fall that the rail roads had authorized trainmen to interfere as little as possible with persons found on freight trains, except to prevent their congestion at comparatively small tow-ns where there was nothing for them to do, if they cared to work, and where the police facilities for handling them were palpably inadequate. As. a result of this tacit order there was never before such a movement of people of this class about the country, some moving east and others west. The theory seemed to be that as long as they were mov ing they were harmless. The order was supposed to have been issued because of the large number of former service men who were out of employment and who might be hunting employment. General Foch and the Canyon Our disappointment in being denied the privilege of entertaining General Foch again reminds us of the disadvantage of living off a main line railroad. Though since we come to think of it in this case, a main line railroad would not have put us on the line of the Grand Canyon which is the objective in Arizona of the distinguished soldier. And that, too, reminds us that there are many Arlzonians, we suppose many more than half ot them, including, we further suppose some residents of the nearby towns who have never visited the Grand Can yon, though no doubt all of them are holding such a visit among the intentions with which a certain pav ing job has been done or is being done. But here is theareatest of the world's wonders, the one more than aay other before which men stand speechless and aghast; the one which makes the in significance, the littleness of man the more apparent. General Foch will compare its silent, indescribable grandeur with the noisy, artificial splendor of the great war of which he was the foremost figure and the war will seem to him a smaller thing. -x He will think of the great chasm lying there when the armies of Alexander were overrunning the then known world and he will think of it still lying there when the world war will constitute but a brief record long after every possible effect of it shall have diminished and passed away as the ripples caused by a falling pebble grow smaller and smaller until they are merged with the unbroken water beyond. Ko doubt the general as he looks Into those depths will think, it he thinks of wars at all, of those struggles which we often witness between ant colonies, so belit tling of human activities is tliat monstrous gash. Women Road Builders That women are beginning to invade another field which heretofore has been exclusively man's estate is shown by the fact that numerous women, actually engaged in highway construction and in the promo tion of the good roads movement generally, will par ticipate In the Twelfth American Good Roads Con bress and Thirteenth National Good Roads Show to be held at the Coliseum in Chicago, January 17 to 10, next. The American Road Builders' association, under whose auspices the congress and exposition will be held, is taking cognizance this year of the feminine invasion of the road building arena and is extending special invltatons to women fully realzing that they are'voters, taxpayers and road users and when once interested In a patriotic movement are indefatigable in its behalf. The surprising extent to which women are in vading the field of highway construction is shown by a long list of feminine roadbuliders invited to the congress. Among these is Dr. Jennie C. Murphy, the only woman street commissioner in the world. Dr. Murphy bosses the construction gangs and street cleaners at Tankton, S. D. and has held the job to the entire satisfaction of her constituents and tha credit of her city for several years. As a "contractor", Mrs. Axel Holm of South Range, Wis., has just completed four and a half miles of state highway through Pattison State Park, near Superior, Wis., doing a job that would do credit to any man. The road which she has just com pleted forms a part of the great Mississippi Valley Scenic highway from New Orleans to Canada. Mrs. Holm handles the finances of her company, bosses a gang of fifty-seven workmen, cooks their food and looks after the welfare of her machinery and twenty teams of horses. Two daughters, Vivian and Verna, keep her books and assist her in her work. Another contractress engaged in road work is Miss Eva Cressey, president and general manager v of the Cressey Contracting Co. at Everett, Mass. Road machines manufactured by Miss Cressey are used in many states of the union for spraying oil, tar and asphalt in road work. At the present time Miss Cres sey has machines working on contracts as far south as Texas, in addition to many in the east and .middle west. It was Miss H. M. Berry of Chapel Hill, N. C, who as secretary of the North Carolina Good Roads asso ciation, did more to "put over" the $50,000,000 bond issue for the splendid new roads now being con structed in her state. She is expected to attend the congress. An invitation has also been sent to Char lotte Rumbold, Cleveland, O., secretary of the Ohio state conference on city planning, and another has gone to Katherine F. Butterfield, a high school stud ent at Weiser, Idaho, who won the Firestone good roads essay college scholarship contest last year and received her certificate direct from the hands of President Harding himself. Along with Dr. Murphy, the woman street com missioner, delegates to the congress and visitors to the exposition will greet Dr. Lou Alta Melton, said to be the only woman bridge engineer in the coun try. Dr. Melton graduated in civil engineering last year at Colorado University and is now connected with one of the district offices ot the United States bureau of public roads. She is the only woman en gineer in the employ of the federal government. If the writers of sub-titles would use polysyllabic words, there would not be so much reading of them aloud in the movies. We have suspected that those who read them for the distraction of the audience are mostly people who have recently learned to read and take this occasion to show off. There is one extra territorial privilege in China that this country will not be deprived of in the con ference that of feeding the famine-stricken inhabitants. It is not the number of square miles a town con tains that niftke it great, but the number of "square shooters." .. THE TEST Th-: immigrant isn't tuily Americanized uulil iie 1 learns to cuss the umpire. Baltimore Sun. Autumn Pastimes -By Herbert Johnson SEEING Ttf TARAVZ I WOULD hY M15S ' skin' it hr A Million voiles l Copyright. 19; I, bjf Herbert Johnson. I Come! . I I A f FAIRIES TO BE FILMED By Frederic J. Haskin NEW YORK CITY, Nov. 30. One of the many, heroic achievements now expected of the movies is to, prove the actual existence of fairies While several enthusiastic persons in Great Britain, including Sir Conan Doyle, have produced extraordinary still photographs of fairies, they have left the public astonished but unconvinced. Clearly more emphatic proof is needed. So now, according to latest reports, a moving picture expedition has been sent into York shire to camp on the fairies' trail and get close-ups of them if possible. Yet just how this is to be done remains a mystery, because it is well known among the initiated that only the very old and wise, the very young and those with clairvoyant sight can really see fairies. Can it be possible that the fairy believers have discovered a clairvoyant movie camera man? The report does not say. Like most attempts to bring the fairies within the mundane sphere of ordinary folk, it is all very singular and baffling and much like a fairy story itself. The ancient wise men, presumably even Socrates, believed in fairies, and many poets and artists through out the ages have professed com plete faith in their existence, but the first, great Believe-in-Fairies movement originated in this dull and unromantic twentieth century. When Peter ran came to the edge of the footlights and begged us to believe in fairies, most of us rose gallantly to the occasion simply to oblige Miss Maude Adams, little dreaming that in a few more years people would begin to take Peter seriously. Even less did we dream' that the movies would be trying to get the fairies under contract. Fairy films should prove enor mously popular and make a lot of money for their producers, since merely an exhibit of their photo graphs draws a large and enthus iastic audience in London. At such an exhibit, held in the hall of the Theosophical Society, not long ago, the photographs were shown with the appropriate assistance of a magic lantern, and explained by E. I Gard ner, the British leader of the Believe-iu-Fairies movement, who has made a laborious study of the "little peo ple'' as they are presented in the folklore of all nations. Pictures Already Made. The first photographs shown were some made in 1917. The man who , did the photographing, according to Mr. Gardner a man named Car penter did not see the fairies him self, but simply focused his camera wherever his young children who were evidently on familiar terms with the little creatures told him to. He regarded the whole thing as a childish-prank until he c.imu to develop the- plates when he was so amazed at what he beheld on them that he left them in the dark room for 18 months. ! "A large audience-," remarks a London writer. waa able to share in his astonishment. They saw a picture of a gnome hopping onto the knee of a young girl who was sitting on the grass in a Yorkshire dell. The child told Mr. Gardner that the gnome wore black tights and a red jacket; he also had a scarlet cap and had wings like a moth's. In his left hand he carried a pair of Patj's pipes. AH this was shown clearly enough on the screen, and a photograph of the winged gnome many times en larged from the original also was exhibited. Inquirers had wanted to know the source and texture of fairy clothing. Mr. Gardner said it was of the substance of themselves. Later one saw a ring of fairies gamboling on a .grassy bank where one of the children knelt to watch them. One incredulous spectator dug into his memory and recalled such a band dancing on a poster round a night light. Another fairy photographed alone had excellently bobbed hair and wore a dark gown of stylish cut. In a further picture there was shown a band of "little people" playing among flowers. This was a photograph taken last August es pecially for Mr. Gardner. Ore of the fairies was half hidden in a cocoon, which the lecturer explained was a sort ot health -giving bath used by them after bad weather. Witnesses in Scotland and the New Forest testified to seeing the same sight. Mr. Gardner declared that the plates from which the slides were made had been submitted to every possible test to detect fraud, and none had been discovered. What Fairies are Made Of Mr. Gardner went on to explain that fairies could be photographed only if partially materialized with clairvoyant aid. "The matter com posing a fairy's body is plastic to thought. Currents of human thought give fairies the form in which they are seen by the chairvoyant. "They have a definite task in the scheme of nature and are subject to evolution. Their duties are con cerned with the color, growth and the shape of flowers. They live on a very humble level and are about as intelligent as a Newfoundland dog." This may sound like sheer non sense to practical people but it is interesting to note that the same kind of nonsense was Indulged in by THE ONCE OVER H By H. I. PHILLIPS lL LEGALIZING BOBBED HAIR Connecticut has legalized hair bob bing. Consequently a woman who bobs her locks in that state may look like a misdemeanor without being one within, the meaning of the statutes. This is as it should be. It Is not fair that a woman should be con sidered a criminal offense just be cause she resembles one. Connecticut is a great little state. It derives its name from the Indian "Connecti," meaning hair, and "cut," meaning cut; the two words together meaning, "shave-thc-neck;" hence the interest always shown by that state in matters of hair dressing. The decision to legalize bobbed hair however, violates all precedents of Connecticut custom. It has been very conservative in this matter in the past, Connecticut being one of the last stales to abandon among women the custom of doing up the hair in papers. For years no respectable Connecticut woman went to bed without wrapping her tresses in papers. This was largely responsible for the circulation vt many Connecticut newspapers. Connecticut men, too, wore their hair long for many years, the prac tice being typical of New England thrift in that it made it possible for a man to wear the same collar a week or ten days without having it apparent to people sitting behind. Even today in Connecticut com munities one may see many men who are in greater need of having their hair bobbed than the women are. Under the new Connecticut regula tion the attorney general will desig nate barbers as regularly licensed hair bobbers, with authority to make the ladies look as comical as they wish. Other states should follow the ex ample of the state of steady habits, wooden nutmegs, and easy marriage laws. It will never do for the women of one state to be legally bobbed while those of a sister state are left in doubt whether they are within the law or otherwise. Laws legalizing the bobbing of skirts, the rolling down of stockings, and the cutting of V-backs are ex pected momentarily. But be that as it nay. the slogan of American womanhood may soon be heard arising from the vicinity of all barber shops: i Hew to the ucfk, h-t the ears t-J.l I where they may. Ms erionDraleVvS Daily Poem MUOjlrJazr Mother has had a heap of praise And she deserves it, goodness Knows; But it is seldom that we gaze On any poetry or prose That speaks of Dad, so I propose To make the old man's spirit triad Ey slipping him his dues; here goes, I sing a little song to Dad! Throughout his life he spend his days In earning cash to pay for hose And shoes and suits and rent; he pays And pays and pays, yet seldom shows ' Impatience us his burden grows; He keeps us housed and fed and clad. In summer's heat. In winter's snows; I sitig a little sons to Dad! Ho understands our little ways. He sympathizes with our woes, Our schemes he aids, our games be plays. And deep within his heart there glows A love he doesn't much disclose. But which outlasta good times and bad. Withstanding all fate's stoutest blows; I sing a little song to Dad! It's seldom anyone bestows The praiso that father should have had; But here's the debt that one man owes: I sing a little song to Dad! BIBLE THOUGHT FOR TODAY - THE RESURRECTION: Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he ivere dead, yet shall he live; And ivJw soever liveth and believeth in me shall neverydie. John 11:25. WHATS THE DIFFERENCE? BY DR. FRANK CRANE (Copyright. 1321. by Frank Crane) Every man that lives along to middle life has learned to ask about most things, "What's the dif ference?" Most things, as we discover when we reach adult hood,' do not matter. The problems which we sweated blood over when we were young we are inclined to smile at when we have passed through enough ex perience. The world is still young. It is still childish minded. -For instance, there is a good deal of hullabaloo over the division of Silesia. France and England came near pulling each other's nose over the question. The matter was referred, to the League of Nations. They finally give their decision, drew a crooked line down through the disputed territory, and gave a part, to Ger many and a part to Poland. Nobody is entirely satisfied, but Germany is ex tremely sore. She appointed a national day of mourn ing for the loss of her Silesian territory. As a matter of fact, what difference does it make whether a town belongs to Germany or to Poland in the long run? The. people of that town all have to work and earntheir living under one country as under another. The whole thing is a matter of sentiment, and of a kind of sentiment that is inclined to be septic No one disposed to complain at loyalty, to dis parage the love of country, but often to a philosophic mind it seems a bit absurd. . All the nations are so ticklish of their' national honor, are so afraid that some other nation will get a little territory away from them, and are so belligerent in defending their rights, when in actuality the real people of most territories, outside of the politicians and professional flag wavers, care very little who is gov erning them so long as their rights are respected and their taxes are low. If Canada were to join .the United States tomor row ninety-nine hundredths of the Canadians would not miss a meal nor care a cent. If Minnesota should take a notion to join Canada most of the Minnesotans would not mind it inthe least, although the rest of the country might make quite an uproar. The people of the Danish Islands that, were .re cently transferred to the United States never lost a minute's sleep. As a matter of fact, the important things in the world of the Twentieth Century are commerce, social life, art, literature, and things of that sort, all of which have nothing in the world to do with flag waving. , More ana more, nations are becoming convenient pigeonholes whereby the human race is classified. And, more and more, people are getting to suspect that it is hardly worth, while making such a row about which pigeon-hole they happen to be in. an ancient gentleman whose rcputa tio for wisdom remains intact even in this sophisticated and irrever ent age. Plato, for instance, declares that Socrates expounded on the in visible little people ot the elements, saying: "What water and the st-a are to us for our necessities, the air is to them and what air is to us that ether is to them. But their seasons are of such a temperament that they are free from disease and live for a much 'ongei time than those here, and surpass us in sight, hearing and smelling and everything of this kind, us much as air excels water, and ether air, lr purity." The Abbe de Villars. a slightly less arrciont sage, who wrote a pamphlet anticipating Darwin's conclusions concerning the origin of the species, gives an entirely different descrip tion of the, fairies in his remarkable work, "Comte de Babalis." "The air Is full of an innumerable multitude of peoples whose faces ars human," he says, "seemingly rather haughty yet in reality tractable, and great lovers of the sciences, cunning, obliging to the sages and enemies of fools and the ignorant. Their wives and daughters have a masculine beauty like that ot the Amazons. The seas and rivers are inhabited as well as the air. The ancient pages called this race of people Undines or Nymphs. There are very few males among them, but a great number of females; their beauty is extreme and the daughters of men are not to be compared to them "The earth is filled well nigh to its center with gnomes, people of slight stature, who are theguardians of treasures minerals and precious stones. They a-e ingenious, friends of man and easy to govern. They furnish the children ot the sages with all the money they require, and as the price of their service ask naught save the glo y of being com manded. The gnomides, their wives, are small, but very amiable, and their dress is exceedingly curious. As for the salamanders, flaming dwellers of the region of fire, they serve the philosophers btitdo not seek their company eagerly.' Dignity is lent to these strange views by the fact that the "elements" referred to are not the usual firewa ter and earth with which most of us are familiar, but "four cosmic rates of vibration which, according to occult science, constitute the es sences of those forms of manifesta tion and the foundation of the uni verse." All of this is doubtless wholly con vincing to thoe who believe it. but most people will probably wish to reserve judgment until they see the fairies filmed. Meantime, however, we feel impelled to .shed a silent tear for the property man assigned to the task of building a inov e set for the four cosmic rates of vibration. On,, rugim ii-ing work in England is nun. aged entirely by women. ABOUT THE STATE Globe Conference Opens GLOBE Service .that golden qua lity of soul, crowned with the loving ministry of Christ, -was brought home to hundreds of boys- and men and women who attended the opening session of the fifth annual conference of the Older Boys' of the Y. M. C. A. in Arizona, yesterday afternoon, and at a banquet last night, in the Globe High school. Rev. Arthur Lee Odell. D. D of Phoenix, delivered a masterful ad dress at 3:30 o'clock in the afternoon on the "Meaning of Service." He emphasized that with ' the birth of every boy there arises the question. "What is he for?" Dr. Odell an swered the question simply, saying "He is born -to serve." Arizona Rec ord. E-Gsvarnor Hunt Writes S AFFORD The following letter from Geo. V P. Hunt, until recently American minister at the court of Siam, was received in Safford a few days ago and will be read with in terest by the many fr.iends of the former governor in Graham county: "American Legation, Bangkok, Siam, Sept. 13-1. "Dear Friend: The axe has sev ered me from the pie counter, and in a few days I will leave for Burma and India, the department having graciously given me 60 days" leave. "Then I will proceed home, via Egypt, the Holy Land. Rome. Paris, mavbe Berlin, and then London. "I hope to see you some time in the spring. Yours sincerely. Geo. W. P. Hunt." Gila Valley Farmer. New Chamber of Commerce SAFFORD Safford is to have an active, working chamber of com merce. This much was decided last Saturday night at a meeting and banquet of some forty of the business and professional men of the city, when preliminary organization was effected and plans made and com mittees appointed for permanent organization and for work to be done alonsr special lines. Gila Valley Farmer. Want More Time TOMBSTONE County Attorney John F. Ross Saturday announced that he had received a request from the various bonding companies inter ested in the bonds through which the county expects to recover the $35, 7c::. S3 embezzled by W. F. Walker, for an extension of time up to De cember i'l, as it is the intention of the companies to pay up the amount in full. This will eliminate the suit already brought by the county attor ney some time ago to recover the amount alleged embezzled by Walker. The extension of time has been granted and it is expected that the amount will be paid back to the country treasury on Dee. -1. on a pro-rated basis between the several companies interested in the liability. Prospector. On Murder Charge NOGALKS 1'lacido Silvas, nl'Vgcd to have been one of the seven Mex ican bandits who n.urdered i'ost-mastei- and Mis. Frank J. Pearson nt Ruby, several we-ks ago. will be tried in the superior court here en to ihargcs of murder, one of kill ing Mr. Pearson and the other of kill ing Mrs. Pearson, Superior Court Judge W. A. O'Connor has set the date of his trial for Dec. 1 Herald. Makes Escape NOGALES D. C. Brown, alleged bootlegger who broke jail at Phoenix a few days ago after being sentenced by Superior Court Judge Frank Ly man of that city to aerve two years in the state prison, fled across the international line at .Nogales. into Sonora, according to Information given out today by a local official. He is said to have crossed the line Wednesday. Herald. o o 1 Questions And 1 J Answers n a (Any reader can get the answer to any question by writing The Re publican Information Bureau. Fred eric J. Haskin. director. Washington, D. C. This offer applies strictly to information. The bureau cannot give advice on legal, medical, and finan cial matters. It does not attempt to settle domestic troubles, nor to un dertake exhaustive research on any subject. Write your question plainly and briefly. Give full name and ad dress and enclose two cents in stamps for return postage. All replies are sent direct to the inquirer.) Q. Were the medals which were put on the casket of the "Unknown Soldier" buried, or were they re moved? A. W. K. A. The bunting flag which covered the casket on Its journey from France was buried with the I jdy ot the Un known Soldier. The silk flag which covered the cask.t while the body lay in state and during the funeral cere mony, was removed, together with all medals conferred by foreign govern ments and our own. The present plan is to have a case made to hold flag and medal3, and place it in the archives of the Amphitheater at Ar lington, where it may be seen by vis itors to the tomb ot the Unknown Dead. Q. What is an unfrocked minister7 D. E. W. A. An unfrocked minister is a term used to denote a, man who. having accepted the holy orders and been ordained by the) authorities of the church with which he is affiliated, has transgressed the laws of doctrine or morals and been declared unfit 10 administer the sacraments. Ordi nances administered by such a man would not be considered valid by the governing body of lis church. Q. What is a Queen's Pipe? G. C. M. A. The Q iifii's Tobacco Pipe, nlso known as King s Tobacco Pipe, is a nickname popularly given to a kiln of peculiar f-hape m a corner of the London dock warehouses. Formerly contraband j:oo.ls. such as tea, cigars, and t. . br.ee, v. which had I.. - ;i smug gled in were P-nrio. Ni.- otj:v dan.ag'-d or worth' -s a ' e bunn-d. but l:Pe!iii:.u.d 01 u.tii '4 are seild ptri-jdlea.'..