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EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE WiflSWIiliSfcNHW&ES november 2 3, 1917 Washington WBnmWms THE NATIONAL DAILY ARTHUR BRISBANE. Editor and Ownir EDGAR D. SHAW, i-uDiiiner Entered econd elm mutter at tht Pottofflc at Washington, P. C Published Every Evening- (locludlnc Sundays) by the . Washington Times Company, Munsey Building, Pennsylvania Ave. "Mall 8ubicrlptlon: 1, year (Inc. 8andr). tlJOO 3 Montha, S1.T5. 1 Month. 60c. nUDAT. NOVEMBER tt. U17. Old Gentlemen, Please Walk i Down Stairs Save Coal Also Keep Your Knee Joints in Working Order. j At the lunch and quitting' hours thousands of elevators go empty to the tops of buildings to take people DOWN. It is suggested to those, that have time and patriotic impulse that they walk down -instead of waiting for the elevator, saving power and coaL - We urge this advice upon old gentlemen, whose knew weak as their fiftieth year vanishes into the "Ewigkeit." . After fifty we walk too slowly and. too little. We walk with legs straight, neglecting the hinges of the kneefij and ther hinges higher up. Walking up stairs is not good for the old. It tires the heart, unless you walk VERY SLOWLY. But walking down stairs is the best possible exercise. TEYIT. , In walking down stairs the power of gravitation car ries you, all you have to do Is watch your step, bend your ancient joints, keeping them in working order, retaining that feeble imitation of youth which.age values so highly. . , While yon 'walk down stairs, gentlemen of middle age, "watch your step and breathe deeply, keep your backbone straight, and THINE. i You can do much thinking between the twelfth floor and the sidewalk. . If you are working hard for small pay, ask yourself once on each step: "What is the matter with me?" If you are rich, paying many little men less than you ought, ask yourself TWICE on each step: "What is the matter with me?" Walk -down stairs, bend your) knees, save coal, THINE.' This advice alone is worth the entire cent that this newspa per cost you. ( This Reader Misses the Point Entirely She Wants the Rich to Do Without Extra Footmen. Here is part of a letter from a thoughtless Democrat: "Won't you please write an editorial for the people of wealth to try and economize by not having more servants than is really necessary at this time when our beloved America is in such strife and 'Don't Waste is the slogan of the day? "What attracted my attention most was an open car riage, drawn by two fine horses. The driver was in expen sive livery. Seated beside the driver was a footman whose livery matched that of 'the driver to a T. In the back was a lone passenger. Far be it from me to begrudge the rich their comforts for I believe that every person ought to live as well as' ha can possibly afford " The lady who writes has missed the point. One man would perhaps be enough to drive the horses. But the lady in her carriage goes calling. Andwhen she goes calling, one man drives the horses, while theother gets down to open the door and take in the cards, or ask if the person visited is at home. Even in war time, you would hardly ask a prosperous lady to open the door of her 'own carriage or her own auto mobile, or walk all the way from the curb to the front door to ask "Is your Mistress in?" You will say, perhaps, that with a horse and carriage you need one man to hold the horses while the other opens the carriage door, but with an automobile one man, should be enough, as the motor would not run away while the driver got down to open the door. : Another serious mistake. On a really 'fashionable auto mobile, it is beneath the dignity of the driver to get off his Beat and open the door. And in addition, the owner has formed THE HABIT of having two men sit in front of her, one with his arms folded looking foolish, and the other guid ing the car. And HABIT, you know, is powerful We know no more interesting sight than one visible on Hf th avenue, in New York city, a hundred times daily one small lady sitting inside of a big automobile with two husky young men in front of her, she using up ten dollars worth of wages and ten dollars worth of gasolene while knitting two cents worth of socks. She reminds us that after all the rich are willing to "do their bit" and that is some comfort. "Real-I-Zation" and the Cosmos We Never Saw Realization Spelled THAT Way Before, Hence This Editorial All the way from number 1810 Watrous avenue, Tampa, Florida, Mrs. Mary Lawton Metcalfe writes a letter and gids a pamphlet She calls us "Dear Thinker," tells us we are called "to commune in the ether with the cosmos," and adds, "I know yon in the sun vibration but more particularly as the man who said once, 'the world's greatest need is the distribution of knowledge.' " AH the lady asks in return is, that we publish a little auauscript for those "alive to the demands of humanity for ttofKeal-LZatidn of Truth." We print the MS. and so would you if you had had such nice compliments sent witb.it. ,' Such words as Eeal-I-Eatioh, and "At-one-Ment," the latter much enjoyed by our Christian Science friends, give ., (Cosiissed at Bottom of Last Column.) The Goth In Italy By Raeitiaekers jmmfmmm3mmmmBr m LLLLLl. mtL lR o 1 1 9vvilsiKL Vr 1 - n.r iif h i-iimnrPnm i i i mmiinin i H J Washington Must Yote The Mas Who Decs Not JBegeve la a Vote Tor WMUafWa'b a Sack . Nafeer. Raemaekers has pictured the Kaiaer addressing Caesar and reciting his attitude as a conqueror of Italy. He i8 comparing his deeds with those of Attilla, hiB em inent predecessor, as the disciple of frightfulness. It ? -r r .i OUlS MMriMMMaihatfMaB3 is a matter of gratification that the only way the Kaiser can really discuss this matter with Caesar is to go where he is, and some live American soldier may be the one to start him on the trip. Mrs. Wilson Woodrow's Article On Woman's Place WOMAN is certainly an ag gravating creature. She is always breaking pas ture. She simply will not' stay within the nice, little fence of limitations that has been built up around her. It must be awfully annoying to the serious-minded ladies and gen tlemen, who write ponderous gen eralities about her to have her al ways Jumping up like, a Jack-ln-the-bor and disproving them. But the reactionary ladies and gentlemen are patient and per severing. They never allow them selves to become discouraged. They see woman placidly knit ting in the sun, so they erect a neat cage for her and then they stand back and say: "There! That's where she be longs. Now let's hope she will stay 'put' for good! " And presently woman looks around and yawns, and says, "I don't like this old cage. It's damp and unsanitary and the decorations are all out of' date." So she promptly demolishes the structure and walks out. Again the busy ladles and gen tlemen are horrified. "The con trary beast! " they wail. "She's spoiled another chapter or our treat work. We had just proved logically, positively and irrefutably that the last cage defined the ut most limits of woman's capability. And now she's toppled the whole thing over. All that's left to do Is to hobble her and tie her to the tree of tradition." So they Imme diately perform that task. My! The Worry Woman Causes Us. Woman bears it meekly for a lit tle while. Then she kicks herself loose, pulls the tree down and goes on her way dragging ' a"r har- Then there's another terrjble flutter In the dove-cote, and the timorous ladles and gentlemen be gin tp prophesy all the horrible things that will happen to the world If woman can roam around at her own sweet will. This sort of prophesying is one of the great est mental adventures, because it is such a gamble. And all these predictions now form one of the most picturesque exhibits of the dustheaps of the world. Such prophecies are and always have been dire. When women first began to go to college, doctors and laymen wrote grave treatises to show that the female constitution could not stand the strain of the college curriculum. Either her brain or her nerves, probably both, would give way under the weight of knowledge she would imbibe, and the next generation, would have to bear the collegiate sins of the mothers. They would have neither brains nor nerves, and would be fortunate If thsy pos sessed legs and arms. The laymen and doctors put up a handsome argument, but as nsual woman was mean enough to de molish It Before my mental vision rises one particular woman who before her marriage flitted from college to college gathering de grees and post-graduate courses as lightly as a boy collects postage stamps, and Is now the mother of five sturdy children. Just now the dove-cote minority are shaking their heads and worrying a good deal about the effects on the future generation of woman's present work in the munition factories. Gertrude Atherton, in writing of , her visit to one of these es tablishments in France, says the manager told her that he made the experiment of employing women with the deepest misgiv ing. Those seeking positions were Just the sort of women he would have rejected if the sturdy women of the farms had applied. "Those who did apply," she says, "were girls or young married women who had spent all the working years of their lives stoop ing over sewing machines; sunken chested workers in artificial flow ers; confectioners, waitresses, clerks. One and all looked on the verge of a decline, with not an ounce of reserve vitality for work that taxed the endurance of men; but he made up his mind to em ploy them and fill up their places as rapidly as they collapsed. "He took me over his great es tablishment," she goes on, "and showed me the result. It was one of the astonishing examples not only of the grim courage of women under pressure but of that nine livtd endowment of the female in which the male can never bring himself to believe save only when confronted by a practical demon stration. "The women had high chests and brawny arms. They tossed thirty and forty pound shells from one to another as lightly as they may have once tossed a cluster of artificial flowers. Their skins were dear and often ruddy. They showed no signs whatever of over work and they were, almost with out exception, the original appli cants." Ah. women are not nearly such fragile flowers as many of the drones among them and the sen timentalists of either sex like to think. Woman Steps Out to Save Situa tion. No fact of current acceptance is more rapidly becoming a myth than the claim that women are unfitted for any sort of work which they choose to undertake. The fiction of the "weaker sex" has been pretty well exploded by the Russian women's Battalion of Death. They stood such rigorous preparatory training as few men could endure, and the world knows the manner in which they conduct ed themselves in actual warfare. It is said that during the com ing year women will be in great demand to take the place of men in orchards and running tractors or threshing machine. The men are either being drafted or lured away from the duties of the farm by the fancy prices they can get for a day's work digging ditches or doing carpenter work. The woman's committee of the Council of National Defense has published 'a letter from a promi nent horticulturist, who says: "I want women to fill the places of men liable to draft or enlist ment, and I know the greatest re spect is shown to women who work in the orchards or on the farm." And there you are! We have all heard the plaintive voice from the dovecote cryiofJ tha woman's place is in the home, though worlds fall. And a very agree able arrangement it was until eco nomic conditions decreed that she was a necessary factor in the world's work and that she must either step out of the home and hustle for a job or else starve in genteel privacy. And now the great movements of the world have called upon their woman power to come tor Td and fill the short . who are needed in other capaci ties, and fill them effectively. The dovecote people should worry. Woman need not. i By EABL GODWIN." .Any man who now lags,- behind the procession to the Capitol to ask- for a. vote for the District of Columbia is a reactionary, We want Washington to manage its own affairs. Any man who openly declares he is NOT in. favor of a full-fledged vote for the National Capital has lost his ap preciation of Americanism. Airp- man whd believes in a policy of "let well enough nlmn" is tiling We haven't been "well-ei&JBgh" for along time. One 6f the best examples of the awakening which hat just taken place in the District of Columbia is the list of names of men who are now1 on committees organised to get the vote here. Some of these men will frankly tell yon that six years ago they would have opposed any such movement ae the. one now stirring in this city. In some of the citizens' associations there is an influ ence .af work to put an obstacle in the way of united Wash ington. That influence, if ,it will come to the light and show it self, will prove, to be" about as important as a Halloween pumpkin. . . ' The men who are working to bring about the best or ganisation thk city has ever seen, are upon a high platform. Every1 one can see them. They have nothing to conceal. ' They are asking the entire; District of Columbia togo to Congress to petition that body to adopt a resolution amending thoCoBfltitatiom. so as to stive'the residents of the District of Columbia the status of the CITIZENS of a State. Do yon get that difference! ' . " We areitfOT citisens. We are merely residents. The Bevolution was fought to obtain for us the right to be. citizens of the United States. There were Tories and weak sisters even then, who placed stumbling blocks in. the way of George Washington. ' - Any jaan who will oppose this present movement to Americanize the Nation's Capital is a spiritual descendant of the Toriesof 1776. Any man who believes the privileges of citizenship would not agree with Washington might Jry living in Mexico. They have very few privileges there. As X have pointed out, this movement is not the move ment of a select few. It is a movement for every resident of Washington. The men who have given the most attention to the matter have invited every one to get into the procession. That is the only way we will get a vote here,. Team work and earnest endeavor will win, and we cannot have one without the other. HEARD AND SEEN Never before has there bees so much, talk about the vote on the street, in stores, in, clubs, hotel lob bies, or wnerever men gainer. have followed this matter for yean, and never before ha it been so earn estly agitated. Here are some of the things which the leaders of the pres ent movement are saying: - CUNO H. RUDOLPH,. presJdeat Second National Bank: i "I am thoroughly in earnest when I say I am in favor of a vote here'. There was a time whea I would have hesitated. Your campaign' has con vinced me. I hesitate no longer." W. T. G ALLTHER, presides Board of Trade and president American National Bank: "I am strong for, the vote." JOSEPH STRASBURGER, mer chantIn my opinionMhe greatest need in Washington at the present time Is suffrage for the people, and in addition to this is the great need of places to house the increased pop ulation ol the aty. A. LEFTWICH SINCLAIR, attor ney: "National representation for the District of Columbia Now and Forever." LOUIS OTTENBERG, attorney: The best way to get the vote for Washington Is to determine upon a sensible program, and then all bands get behind if W. W. EVERETT, vice president of Woodward & Lothrop: "To give the District of Columbia the status of a State U the ONLY thing to do." CHARLES W. RAT, merchant, member of the firm of Barber & Ross: "I have always been Is favor of a vote for Washington, and waft secretary of a movement started eight years ago to bring this very thing to Congress." J. HARRY CUNNINGHAM, busi ness man and secretary of the Board of Trade: "Get behind the. reeola tioo. Dont argue about details. Get behind the, resolution-"" Ej CX BRANDENBERG, attorney; "Oae thine mast be remembered: We cannot afford to delay. Congress convenss in a few days." SIDNEY BIEBER, business mas: "The District of Colurabia.ean get anything It wants from Congress If tt will formulate Its request and pre sent It In a manner to show Congress the people of the District are organ ized for It" Several dayt ago I puiKthtd em editorial bated on the pita of Washington boy who teas drafted. He eaidhe vat proud to be selected, but back in hie mind he had a feeU ing that if he teas good enough to fight he vat good enough to vote. I am reminded of this again on recoil ing what the chairman of the vote getting committee, THEODORE NOYSS eaid to the Board of Trade a vhite ago: "Washington tent more soldiers to the Mexican border than twenty-two of the Stales." Anything to start an argument. It Is fairly widely rumored that the War Department, speaking of tt as 'an organization of individuals, condemns the further knitting 'of sweaters for soldiers on the ground that there are enough' already. And yet here Is GENERAL KUHN at Camp Meade saying that "there is a real need for sweaters Tor some. of the men at Camp Meade." MILTON AILES Is one of our lead ing citizens, but I'll bet a hat he would like to be as good looking aa bis younger brother, 'GENE AILES. This is Friday afternoon. Do the school boys and girls still 'speak pieces" and read "com positions" oh Fridays? And If not, whyr Who remembers Miss Nellie' Boy den's kindergarten? "Real-I-Zation" and the Cosmos (Continued from First Column.) much pleasure and do no harm. They help to pass away the time, while we wait for real scientific truth. The efforts of alchemists to make gold out of base metals helped to pass the time, while waiting for the cyanide process that can profit ably extract the twentieth part of an ounce of gold from two thousand pounds of ore. Here is the little MS.: BF.ATiTZATION. realise a great Rock of Truth l the Conscious Billows of thvXova Buosiance. Tula la Light,- Heat, Flra, Motion. Energy, Air, .Water: I looms up in the Silent Sea of Thought The tide has swept far out, and on this Rock of Realisation I am a growth of this substance: the Substance of Mind. Like the sea sponge, every ceil of ray being Is made, nourished, sustained In the actual Sea, of Being. Far away is the murmuring mu sic of the incoming Tide: nearer, nearer, my God. in Thee! I am eager with desire that Thou hast given me, 0 Father, that the Inflowing. Tide shall flood me with verflr Christ power. Thy Divine Spirit broods over tha non-resistant still substance, and the Golden Tide sweeps In. me: and over me: and through me.- I am a new creature In Light, Love, Life. I am Eternal Life. I thank Thee. Issued by Golden Glow Bible Club, Tampa,. Florida, by Marj Lawton Metcalfe, 1810 Watxow' Avenue, Tampa,' Florida, V." &.