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EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE WASHINGTON TIME WASHINGTON JUNE 18, 1918 e WxMnH THE NATIONAL DAILY b Iter U. B. Patent Office. ARTHUR BRISBANE. Editor and Owner EDGAR D. SHAW. Publisher Entered as second class matter at the Poatoglce at Washington. P. c. Published Every Evenlnsr (Ineludlnc Sundays) by The Washington Times Company. Munscy Dldg., Pennsylvania Aye. all Subscriptions: 1 year tine. Sundays). S7.S0; 3 Months. tl.03. 1 Month. C TUESDAT. JUNK U. 1JU. Did You Read Her Story? Mrs. Larz Anderson Told Simply and Plainly of "What "Women Are Doing at the Front. The Times printed yester day one of the REAL stories of the war. It was not meant to be a tale of heroism or sacrifice. It was told simply and plainly and its very simplic ity made its facts the more impressive. Mrs. Larz Anderson's re cital of what women are do ing to help win the war was the story of one who has seen and participated in the splendid work at the front, where Teuton horrors con stantly threaten and suffer ing and death are day-and-night companions. Mrs. Anderson's notes of her hospital service in Bel gium, from which The Times story was compiled, were written around the daily routine of her work as a nurse. , This woman, whose wealth is reckoned in manv mil lions, whose Washington home is a social center, who is accustomed to every luxury that money can purchase, willingly gave up her normal surroundings to adopt in the cause of Liberty and Justice a mode of life menial in its labors and far from being even comfortable in its surround ings. In the daylight hours she worked among the' sick and wounded, comforting and helping them. She inured herself to scenes reeking with the horrors of war and poignant with suffering. She slept in her clothes because it was too 'cold to re move them. She was her own cook, with the simplest of food for her sustenance. And all amid the roaring of hos tile guns and the falling of death-meant missiles. What Mrs. Anderson did hundreds of other American women at the front are doing, perhaps with less self-denial, but with equal fortitude. She and her fellow-workers have set a wonderful ex ample. If all American women would read her story and make one-half the sacrifices at home she willingly made "over there," they could contribute immeasurably to the winning of the war. It was a splendidly modest recital of work well done. i IsESjsHAjtfEft&v'T "" :WLssHKfi&v LH MRS. LARZ ANDERSON. America's Children Hope of the World The Minds of the Children Are the Civilization and Wealth of Tomorrow. At the top of the next columns you see Columbia, mother of America, and a group of her children. Government statistics and business reports tell you of "great crops." Here, in this crowd of children, you see America's ONLY great crop. On this crop of the children depends the nation of the future, as the nation of today, with its army fighting 'in France, depends upon the child crop of twenty-one years ago. All the wealth that is coming in the future is stored in the brains of the children of today. AH the hope of the future, of civilization's peace and a better life on a better planet is locked up in these chil dren. This beautiful picture by Benda is reproduced by per mission from Hearsts Magazine for June, by far the most powerful magazine published in this country. With this picture there is published, concerning the children, a beautiful prose poem by James Oppenheim. From it we quote these few lines: "0 beloved race! Beloved race! I was blinded with tears, and warm with the human need. For what child does not call us whether he dream his dreams under Fujiyama, Or float his paper boats on the Bhine or the Bhone, Or make his cakes from the mud of the Nile, Or play in London gutters?" , From a Voteless Washingtonian Will you tell me why the Govern nrent employe is considered an ex ceptional human belnsT Tell me why It Is expected that the Federal em ploye should be able to exist on less money, comparatively speaking, than any other class in the United States. Will you tell me why the United Charities allow for the tip-keep of pauper families more money than, according to statistics of a year or so aro. was paid to the average Government worker? Tell me why a aan In Washington has to pay more or rent and food than any other city of s thousand and eight through out the United Slates, and alro t'll m fhy every other form of labor the country over has receled in cre4j la wages of from SO to (0 per cent and the employe of the Gov ernment has had to be content With a 5 and 10 per cent Increase. Are all thea things due to the fact that that body of men over on the hill, supposed to be made up of the best products from each Ftate, so un fair as to take advantage of the fact that the employe of the Government here in Washington unable to help himself; or is It dsTe to the fact that a people or a nation receive Jnsl about the treatment to which, they are entitled? Is it due to the fact that the workers of the Government have never given full consideration to what thorough organization cdn accomplish? Yours ' A ONE-TIME GOVERNMENT supurs. A World of Children mWmi'SKWKBtmi maSmMwmKKm.iwSSSBmsM Beprodneed by perm!u!on from HEARSTS MAGAZINE. Here is the GREAT CROP of the United States. The future of this country depends upon the children of today, just as the future of the world and its civil ization depends upon our soldiers who were children a few years ago. (See editorial at Bottom.) Keep the Eagles Flying Buy War Savings Stamps :LET THE WEDDING BELLS RING OUT ' 6W&A6EMEA.TS q v N hot (? , " T miV ffl C ww&fi .S.titPJ; FOR A j M &&Ut I More Meat Prices A Western Newspaper Gires the Prices Paid in St. Pad, Hia&, a Ther Are Much Cheaper Than Any We Hare Here. By EABL GODWIN. Here are some more comparative meat prices. The Washington figures are those paid for meat hy ths steward of one of the largest clubs in the city. The figures of St Paul, Minn., were published in tb news columns of the &inot, N. D., Messenger of May 23, 1918; I have no further authority for them than that they were published in that newspaper on that date. The Washington prices were those of June 13. The St Paul prices were published because the town of Minot is suffering a wave of high meat prices something like that under which Washington is submerged. The Minot newspaper picked St Paul as a good town for com parison, alleging that there was more competition among' BIG meat packers in the Minnesota city than in Minot. ' At any rate, if the prices are right, Washington is paying a whole. lot more than St. Paul. St Paul Washington. 21 cents .Pork Loin Boast .32 cents 13 cents Beef Pot Boast 26 cents 15 cents Beef Bib Boast .- 34 cents 15 Sents Fresh Sporeribs f . . .24 cents 15 cents Veal Breasts . 23 cents 15 cents. ...-..... .Choice Veal Boasts 30 cents 13 cents Fresh Boiling Beef.. . . . . . . .26 cents 22 cents Choice Leg of Lamb. .'........ .40 cents 10 cents Fresh Veal Stew.. . . 20 cents 6 cents. .....Veal Livers. 30 cents 5 cents. Beef 'Liver 16 centa 35 cents .-.Bacon Strips 45 cents 29 cents. ."..'.......Hams. 33 cents SOMEWHERE there is a reason why Washington is paying more for meat than other towns and the various Government agencies at work on the problem will do us all a great favor by answering the question that is in the mind of every householder. It may be true, as some of my butcher friends tell me, that the retailers are losing money. It may be true and it may not be, true. I can't answer. The big fact remains that Washington people are paying meat prices higher than in many other cities and the people here want to know the" reason! HEAED AND SEEN The Patent Office fire occurred September 24. 1877. CHABLES F. HADEN. Assistant Examiner Patent Office. GEORGE A. BABCOX sars he has an oyster which he canght on a fish- Ins; line and offers to prove It by showing It to me. All right, BAB, I'm going 'round to see that bird, be lieve me. Here's something for DR. WOOD WARD, health officer, and origina tor, I believe, of the phrase "Swat the fljr.' This suggestion comes from xnj earnest 700ns friend, HAROLD P. STODDARD, of 632 street northeast. Proceed, Mr. Stoddard: "Not a word this ytti'a been said. In any taper I have read. Bout awat the fir. sir. We're all too busy now. With sweat upon oar brow. We swat the Kaiser. So the fir crawls on oar meat. Leaves c-erms on all we eat. Cut the Germ-Hun mast be beat. And It It takes all this years wheat. We will awat him off his feet, Then off bis eat- CONGRESSMAN EDWARD BROWNE at Wisconsin sends me some meat prices from Grand Rap ids. Wis., which I am listins: in comparison with Washington prices. Mr. Browne also, says: "The crice of fish has been out rageously high, sad last winter the price of rabbits wen Vs up over 109 per cent. Yet there was no inti mation that the rabbit crop was a faHnA." Brare Stockholder. I get this from a gentleman wM thinks so little of himself that hff simply signs "STOCKHOLDER." He objects to Government ownership- of telephones, and this is a part of his gentle message: "My advice to yon is to shut up and stop your damnable carping about something you know nothing about or some dark night you will be met in the street and be properly thrashed." Not surprising. I have expected a little strong arm work from one quarter or another, and I presume that If anyone wants to find a man to knock folks out on a dark night they would hunt for someone who writes anonymous letters. E. CATESBY ROWZEE, of the division of operations. Ship ping Board, bobs up with the day's brightest idea. "At Connecticut avenue and B streets there is a little triangle of grass," says Mr. Rowzee, as we ride up in the elevator, "and in that triangle some one has placed an old tombstone. "Now, why do we not get some one to mark that stone. "Reserved for the Kaiser." Ed Droop's Musical Memory (Ccntianed) One of the classics of our youthful days was the won derful song of the watermelon man. He was a large, happy-go-lucky, shuffle-footed colored boy, who took delight in, selling watermelons. When Ed 'Droop sent me this little bit of composition the typewriter disappeared, the desk dis solved and I was a little Kid again, in bare feet, on on August day, sitting in a Capitol Hill areaway, listening to the melodious approach of the watermelon man. $ gqs j'UVl Jj in 3Z5- ' "HeRM'sJbf. JbKSfaroi Meiohs..., Joe Jewess Melons. H j? fjJij;jlJjjjj'i "Rea To TrtEj?iN'Tu't Every Time, Only GbsfR 01 ime! j-rJ t y 0 1 vgTHI?nrtcT xiX i? f.ifcjj Herh's Toe JbN5osWHTCRMcu3tis, ToeTcnjchs Melons. Here's what Mr. Droop says about Old Joe Johnson, the watermelon man of his youth: "Ha wn a rhnrstffrr xirhn floated around in the 70's near where I was Knm fnn Twelfth street adiainincr the telephone building). He drove an old gray horse nitcnea to a dik watron, which in season was usuany loaded down with the finest water melons I ever saw. "He was GAME, and would plug hnlf a dozen melons until you cot the one you wanted. As a boy I would always beg the privilege ox buying the watermelon from Joe for not only would I bite the heart off the end of the plug, but old Joe always had a small slice a sample, as it were for his regular custom ers. "We all loved him, and when he sounded that call his rich baritone voice could be heard for squares. A lost child in our neighborhood al ways could be located near Joe's wagon. It's been nigh on to forty years since I heard old Joe sing, bat I never forgot his calL"