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WASHINGTON TIMES WASHINGTON MARCH 3. 1919 EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE WMmhHkMm& THE NATIONAL DAILY ffrfggjgfe See. U. S. Patent Office. jj ARTHUR BRISBANE. Editor and Owner , KDGA-K u. SHAW, MJDiisner - gntered m second class matter at the Postofnce at Washington, jj. v Published Every Evening Uncludlnsr SundaTs) hy m The Washington Tunes Company, Munsey Bldg., Pnn!yl?m AI: iS SnhlreioSons: 1 rear (Inc. Sandayc). $7.50.- 3 Mnntha. L9S: 1 Month. 65c MOXDAT. JOBCH 3. 191. Some Work for the Governors At the Other End of the Avenue Governors and mayors of the country are meeting the President today to discuss and seek a solution for the problem of unemployment. At the other end of the Avenue the country's legis lators are -wiping out with slight consideration the Govern iaent Employment Service, a proved and efficient means for Ejnishing the idle with work. We suggest that after today's interview at the White House the governors and mayors go to the Capitol lad seek to rescue from its unworthy fate the one most ifficient means of accomplishing what they have come to Washington to do. - Throwing away your best weapon just as the battle bfgins isn't good tactics either in war or peace. Poor South Sea Island Ladies I Good Conscience and Sluggish liver Spell Their Doom. Bead and Civilization is a great thing, hut you must he able to stand it.- Official word comes from the British South Sea Ss&ads that civilization is killing off the natives.. The ocoanut groves win be neglected and worthless, unless Chinese and Japanese can be brought in to take care of $hem, and the natives don't want Asiatic labor competing with them The trouble, according to a British official, is TOO XTOH CLOTHING. In old days, when the English Bishop of New Guinea could say truthfully: "A ball of twine would clothe my flock of Papuans," the people were healthy, the population growing. But somebody told the natives that they could not be reaHv Christians unless they wore a cotton Mother Hub- bard for ladies, cotton shirts and trousers for men. Thus covered up, the population is dying off because fresh air and sunlight are kept away from b6dies accustomed to both. You would think a lady would get enough fresh air wearing only a cotton Mother Hubbard, but it seems not. In civilization if you are weak they give you sun baths an4 air baths, nothing on but sunlight and air. The poor South Sea islanders die unless their life is one long air bath. In the old happy days of simple clothing the natives rubbed their bodies with cocoanut oil, which made the rain slip off and protected them from cold and sudden chills. Now the cotton Mother Hubbard gets soaked with rain. The woman doesn't bother to rub her boay with cocoanut Snl, since nobody sees how shiny she looks. She shivers in her wet Mother Hubbard, gets pneumonia and dies. Some of the old men have refused to become Christians to the extent of wearing clothes. The intelligent special correspondent of the New York Evening Post says that aged native gentlemen can be seen miles out at sea, fishing in all kinds of weather with nothing on. They live indefinitely. The young Christian fisherman sifting in the next boat, covers himself up and dies of phthisis. It is a mixed-up situation there. Government officials who want labor to make the cocoanut groves profitable tell the natives to wear as little as possible. The missionaries each Sunday tell them that it is a sin, especially for ladies, not to be covered up completely. And to make it more surprising and complicated, sta tistics show that South Sea ladies who wear the least cloth ing are the most moral Here in civilization it works the other way, at least, the Woman's Republican Club of New York says that ladies wearing the most are more moral. But how can you ten? The poor South Sea Island ladies and gentlemen, in the happy, healthy old days danced violent dances, good for the liver, but some of. them were no better than they sfiould be, "quite immoral," the missionary said, and bad Sot the conscience. So the dancing has been stopped. The N iftdies and gentlemen were told that if they persist in dan cing through the hot summer nights of the South Sea Jjlanda, they would do their dancing in a hotter place later on. Conscience became active, and the actives liver sluggish. " The government authorities interested in dividends from cocoanut groves say that if they would let a poor lady dance in the old-ashioned way, she would get warm enough to dry out her damp cotton Mother Hubbard. But they won't let her dance. She sits down, shivers, by and by she dies, and there's one cocoanut grove "hand" gone. Civilization and immorality are not simple things. But in the long run they are probably Just what the world needs. Relentlessly they have killed off the least fit, those not able to stand progress, including morals ana .Alotner Hub- AVeep. Just a Suggestion (TANou &EATIT! yoW PO 777 WALK fN "THOSE t iH I SKIRTS? v-- .&? Beatrice Fairfax Writes of the Problems and Pitfalls of the War Workers Especially for Washington Women AN American correspondent, writing from London about the English labor situation, threatens us with a "sex war." It is safe to say this gentleman never wrote what is known as a "best seller," and that a knowledge of human nature plays no part in his journalistic equipment The bug-a-boo that has terrifled him into prophesying sex warfare with its doleful accompaniment of "no homes" and "no population" is nothing more serious than groups of English women dressed suit ably for the heavy 'work their cbuntry demanded of them during the war. If they had worked In mills and factories or on busses and street railways in their good old reliable georgettes and high heeled slippers, he wouldn't have said a word but flat-heeled shoes and trousers! He cries havoc, and lets loose a threat of a sex war. Bobbed hair, he also considers the final symbol of celibacy. "Why, if a woman Intends to marry." he asks, "should she rob herself of her crowning glory?" Other times, other fashions the gallants of the forties were equally perturbed when the ladies pinned up their ringlets. Perhaps some kindly missionary may agree to meet this pessimistic scribe on his return to New York and lead him to Green wich village where he will find bobbed hair and romance to be almost interchanageable terms. Prophesies About the Bicycle. Twenty years ago, pessimists were saying the same thing, when vomen adapted bloomers for the bicycle. Yet we had no sex warfare on account of the gentle and antiquated wheel On the contrary, with greater opportun ities for comradeship, and Amer ica's first introduction to the great out-of-doors, there was a tremendous speeding up of ro mance. Open any of the maga zines, of twenty jears ago, and the bicycle story was then, what the aeroplane yarn is today, in up-to-the-minute fiction. If women have been able to endure the disadvantages, Inci dental to sex lack of education, opportunity, unjust laws, etc. without resorting to sex warfare, It is not likely that they are go ing to Start anything of the sort at present, with the dawn of bet- - r . :-t to t-pgf" jrs NoT A F7S. 72? A SHtRT T I NO FEAR OF question that is agitating Euro pean women, at the present time, is not a concentrated sex grouch that will commit them to celibacy in order to hold war-jobs but the well-grounded fear that there will not be enough husbands to go round. The future of the "third sex," as the women who have adopted male attire for greater working convenience, is called, does not convey vistas of celibacy to friends of labor. They are bet ter informed, they know through the statistics that have already been published, just what propor tion of these women are already Once-Overs BRODIE TOOK A CHANCE. By J. J. MUNDY. You cannot expect to be a success in any line unless yon are willing to take a chance. Of course, it is necessary for you to figure out your course as neatly as possible in advance, and you ought to feel reasonably sure of winning before you attempt to branch out, but if you wait until you feel there is no possible chance for you to lose, you never will get started for success. You have figured weeks, perhaps months and years, on a plan that you are sure would be a winner, but in comes the element of chance and you are afraid. Don't you realize that this is valuable time wasted? You may think so long that some other man may hit the same plan you have and put it over while you are blinking. Have a good, sound working plan of proposed undertaking and then start and start prepared to meet obstacles every bach of the ground. Why, success is a game, man, the greatest game in the world and play fair. You want to enjoy the success after you get it, so know your rules and play the game as each new phase indicates, but get into the game before it is too late, and you will find the obstacles dis solve as you vault them. What's Doing; Tod jr. Official showing Pnbllo Health Serrle .tm. "Fit to Win," at Connoa Club, Madl ion place and H atreet. I p. in. Fancy Drew nail Kalllpolla Orotto No 15. M. O. V. P. B. K.. New Wlllard Hotel Amateur play The "Fascinating Fattf'r Br own," at Charrydale auditorium. Va.. X m. , Concert By U. 8. Soldiers Ham Band it Stanley Hall. :15 p. m. Concert U. 8. Marina Band Orchestra, tt Marine Barracks. 2:J0 p. m. Meetlnr District of Columbia Optom trlcal Society. Star Building. p. m. Ion Kulkerson wilt apeak. Annual tea and linen shower, Ladles' Auxiliary of Providence Hospital, hospital luUdlng, 3 pm. Meeting- Maine State Association. Park 'lew School Building, S p. m. Meeting Kenllworth Cltltena' Assocla Ion, Kenllworth school, t p. m. Address iy Major lvenv t "A Soldier's View puTTJHq Ay (S) A "SEX WAR." married, and the mothers of fam ilies. And the figure is a large one. As to the unmarried women who have gone out into the world as conductors, bus drivers, messenger girls, porters, and the like, there is absolutely no ground for pre supposing them vowed to celibacy. Their chief concern, as has been Btated, is a lively fear of enforced Bplnsterhood. Uniform Highly Becoming. And as for the uniform being de terrent of romance, which is more attractive, the "yeowoman" or "conductorette" in her neat, serviceable uniform, or her stiy at home sister, clad in an unre- Where; When lecture Miss Allcs Hntehlns Drake, before Bookiorers' Club, T. W. C. A-, 8 p. m. Meeting The Vermont Club of Wash ington. Powell school. I p. m. Meeting Sodality Union, Carroll HaU, S p. m. Xutimv low. Meeting-Columbia Heights Cttliens As sociation. St. Stephen's Hall, p. m. Meeting Washington Chapter No. 21, Electrical Craftsmen, In hall at Fifth and O streets northwest, I p. m. Address Dr. P. P. Claxton, United States Commissioner of Education, before Bethel Literary Club, Metropolitan A. M. B. Church, 8 p. m. Reception Ladles of O. A. R., 1412 Pennsylvania avenue northwest. 8 p. m. Banquet To Congressman Edward Keating, of Colorado, by Joint Retirement Committee, composed of Representatives of Federal employes organizations. Nw " TTi! 7 -o n m By T. E. Powers TOM. A lated assortment of "styles each of which is on bad terms with the other. The strongest passion In women is the maternal. It has taken na ture some millions of years to de velop this overwhelming impulse which has been instrumental In leading .the race from the blackest savagery to such development as it now boasts. And it is going to take more than a uniform and the opportunity of earning a fairer wage to kill that which is stronger than life itself. With new conditions, brought about by the war, revolutionary changes are bound to come, women will be forced from home In great er numbers to help maintain the family, but the child will continue, as from the days of our cave an cestors, to be the great uplifting influence in human destiny. Therefore, when the pessimistic correspondent says that "the sight of short-haired women, wearing trousers, doing men's work with excessive competence and self-assurance,'' was a shock to him, and he began to inquire "what is the future of this third sex" I for one, do not share his panic. Women working in big industrial centers even if they bob their hair and wear trousers are not as appalling to me as women withering away in the sequestered villages of New England or the Soutb, where they have no op portunity for either marriage or self-development These are the women who are likely to become man-haters if there is such a thing, which I doubt rather than the women who keep sane be cause they are busy. And be cause their minds come in daily contact with other minds. The correspondent says that in Lon don he has talked with "trousered conductorettes" and that "they show a lack of sex consciousness which is appalling." Why should the conductorette display "sex consciousness" in taking your carfare pr insisting on "step lively, please," any more than the young man bank clerk, or waiter should display when handing out green-backs, or an omelet. And, I believe, women would be highly disgusted and transfer their patronage from banks and restaurants that em ployed young men who did dis play "sex consciousness" during business hours. Certainly we are fed up to the teeth with the girl who, clad in a flimsy georgette waist, makes everyone in the of fice realize that she is there for no professional reason, but on the more serious business of hunting a husband. No, we-ve had enough of . "sex consciousness," we are charmed and delighted if uni forms have toned down a little The Simple Story of the VOTE LESS Capital of America By EAEL GODWIN. The people of the Nation's Capital are the ONLY peo ple in any civilized country in the entire world who have no voice in their own government Forty years ago an internal financial and political ait nation arose in Washington whereby Congress saw fit to take over the government of the District of Columbia, make its laws, levy its taxes, and pay half the expenses of the District of Columbia. At that time the District of Colum bia was staggering ubder a load of debt, but had for all of its life attended to its own local government, elected its mayors and haH the self-determination and the civic pride which is a part of every self-governe'd democratic com munity. There was a reason why the United States should pay half the expenses of the National Capital, but there was no reason whythe National Government should take, away the right to vote. We in the District of Columbia have lived for forty years with Congress as the common council. Congress has made our laws and levied our taxes regardless of our wishes. Voteless, we became a laboratory for the working out of whims of members of the National Legislature. The Treasury of the United Slates received the last fiscal year from the District of Columbia war taxes, income taxes and general internal revenue taxes amounting to $12, 791,961. This enormous Federal tax is larger than the same tax contributed to the National Government by the following sixteen States: ARIZONA MISSISSIPPI ARKANSAS MONTANA FLORIDA NEVADA IDAHO NEW HAMPSmRE Also it is larger than the waii, and the Philippines, all gates to Congress. It is twice as much as- Arizona pays; twice as much as Montana pays; twice as much as Arkan sas pays; is $5,000,000 more as mudi as Idaho pays; almost fifteen times' as much, as Nevada pays. , And yet these sixteen States send thirtyjwo Senators and forty-nine Representatives to Congress to make laws for the TAXED, but UNREPRESENTED, 450,000 in the District of Colombia. There is no one, not even a Delegate, in Congress representing the District of Columbia. The same machinery which declared war and will ratify peace must be set in motion to get for Washington even one more policeman or to erect a new dog pound. Is it not ridiculous? A national legislature should remain national and not be diverted to the matters ordinarily attended to by a town meeting or a common counciL The United States in spending several million dollars a vear to mai-nf a Congress should insist that it pay entire attention to the affairs of the Federal Government and not attempt to divide these greater matters with the local police, public school, board of health troubles of an intdBgect city well able to take care of itself. The man outside of Washington wi reads fids iroald dp his country a favor if he would mnnecBatery get in touch with his Senators and his Congressman and ask for a VOTING National Capital instead of an va-Ameaoaa VOTELESS one, H EARD AND SEEN Dr. M. L. TURNER, of Berwya.1 Maryland, has sent a eheez: to me for the BETTY LEHMANN flag, in memory of a brave man, Captain W. B. HUDSON. I am glad to be able to give the matter this little publicity. I knew and admired Cap tain Hudson. Dr. Turner says; "I served with Captain Hudsea In the Field Hospital during GEN. HARRIES' time. It was largely due to Hudson's ability as a drillmaster that the Field Hospital Company Ambulance was one of four com panies rated 'excellent by ths War Department inspector. A check comes jointly from MRS. MARGARET CRATON, 1410 Glrard street, and MISS CORNELIA CRAW FORD "in memory of Lieut. Gaston Lewis Dortch. of North Carolina, who fell at Chateau Thierry." la commemorating this brave man in this way they have done the greatest thing that friends can do for those who died for their country. You are always looldn gfor 'old ones." Here is a very old one, re ferring to the F street fire the other day in a piano store: Would the loss have been as great if the hose knew how to play on the piano? TOM DAVIS. Rnoincod fifld $1 for ''Memory vutr" in memory of my dear brother, Hagop Mushekian, the only Armenian from the D. C. to lose bis life in action. He was a member of the 312th machine-gun battalion, and was killed in the Argonne Forest DAVID MUSHEKIAN. 800 Eye street N. W. Here Is some free advice to SU PERINTENDENT CASEY, of the W. r. and E. Co., and an experienced railroad man: If he wants to get a little of that valued public good will for which he is striving, he could instruct his men to take the actions of the crew of car 714 at 18th street and Columbia Road at 11 a. m. Sunday. March 2, as an example of what NOT to do. A lady and gentleman and a child of four, just within six feet of the door, motorman and conductor both r nJ f Thflt 'WJ IOTO? W NEW MEXICO SOUTH DAKOTA NORTH DAKOTA UTAH OREGON VERMONT SOUTH CAROLINA WYOMING Federal tax from A1aV- Ha of- which send elected Dele than Florida pays; six times SLAKI bc? 8kt fe flnfe That 46es tmon to km fh era! pabHc agates a ear 8m TTf fTfflt thtft-IT tow rmi ffTHrffcl advice a grrsn to Ma-flr sebtt. Had C nteamra f alirtte with Captain BOB DOYLS of Ncv 9 precinct t&e otter -Say. Be etft sea his left hand to ! va right; having broks-a sis rijfafc x serea weeks ago. WZ0T9 iS weM aerer know tost Fred BeefsT jast where It is. uticfel life Cons F3XD ready to uSS ay JTM JBASH mors Ins MRS. B. W, MOESS tvefcs a bsstSo of champagne en the Gaostox HsS last Thursday. Seems a shasaa to waste it like ttmt. LOUIS BROWNLOW bad sis sfOE hat polished up for the parade- tost week. Soma of our best people baro-beem Baltimore visitors lately. Our friend PHILANDER JOHN SON the poet wrote a swell verse leeber about the Dirigible last week. Wish we could write like that J. SKELTON WILLIAMS don know whether to take a new lease on his house or not J. A. WHITFIELD is getting up a beefsteak, dinner for the Commercial Club and ED EYNON, CHARLIE NESBIT, ED WALSH, and ROLAND ROBBINS are helping him. BILL PRICE and ye ed. are going. Ye Ed wishes to thank HOOVER ZOOK for a fine recipe for making beer at home. That was a funny story about the apartment where "Riley" was the I astwrd But I notice that the men involved" nil "ot" inwr tagdg.