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OF THE WASHINGTON TIME8 WASHINGTON SEPTEMBER 11, 1919 r fteTajasfifttiitmes THE NATIONAL DAILY tfgg&& Reg. U. S. Patent Office. -g' ARTHUR BRISBANE, Editor afl Owner. 23X3AR D. SHAW, PublUher. ... . -. Entered aa second class matter at the Poitofflce at Wash! nr ton. P. c -' Puhllshed Every Evening: tlneludlns Sundays) by .HO YYASUUIKIUU 1 lUICi -.UlllL4llJ, iMUUOwJ UIU5., t wuiw;"""'"";, tall SabserJptlons: 1 year (Inc. Sundays). S7.B0; 3 .Months. tl.S5; 1 Moata. 65g THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 11. IMS. f What Is Important? ('Banks, Bolshevism, Soldiers, Children, and Other Things. Each of us lives in his own little sphere, and each of Us has his own little standard of importance. The mother will tell you that the most important thing in the world is the child. The miser believes that the most Important thing is gold. T The statesman seeks a place in the halls of fame. Others believe that service for the betterment of their ftllow men is the most important of all activity. President Wilson, in a recent speech, indicated that he would be willing to give his life, if necessary, that the Iftagne of Nations covenant might be ratified intact. In this statement he pledged his willingness to sacrifice that which is fundamentally most precious to all normal human fetings. Self-preservation, says the old saw, is the first law of latere. The three ruling interests born in every man since Adam are preservation of self, perpetuation of the race, and ambition. On the editor's desk are several pamphlets and maga zines which came in the last mail. Let us open a few of them and see what people consider important. The first is a bulletin from an automobile company. It states proudly that the first automobile built by this firm, "with approximately 90,000 miles to its credit, negotiated on highways and byways' of every description, during eleven years of constant use, is adding daily, visible testimony to the everlasting sturdiness which is the birthright" of every oar built by this manufacturer. The manufacturer of this automobile undoubtedly be lievee that among the most important things in this world is the record of service given by his cars. The next pamphlet is a treatise on the attitude of the United States to Costa Rica. The writer, Lincoln G. Val entine, says that great statesmen view with concern our policies of recent years. Quite so, but it is probable that or "great statesmen1 by which he means members of Congress, are far more concerned with the attitude of the folks back home and the consequent way the folks cast their votes for candidates for Congressional seats. The nest is a magazine devoted to newspaper work. It VMe the first inside page to tell all about Cornelius Vander bilt, jr., who has become a cub reporter at twenty-five dol lars a week. Young Vanderbilt says that newspaper work is the world's greatest agency for good. He believes his mission in life .is to help in the movement for the better ment of all people. That is his idea of important work. The next is a leaflet entitled, "France and Her Prob lems," an address by Baron Jacques de Neuflize, a Parisian banker. It is published by "La France," an American magazine whose editor considers this address to be of suffi cient importance to spend considerable money in publishing and distributing it. . Another pamphlet is from the National City Bank of New York. The most prominent place in this publication is given to an article written by George E. Roberts, vice president of the bank. In a treatise entitled, "Unrest and Lassened Production Threaten America's Prosperity," he writes: "The fundamental trouble at the bottom of all the turbulence in the industrial world, and this pressure upon the Government to interfere in business affairs, is in failure to understand that there are natural economic laws always at work accomplishing the ends sought by such agitation, and doing so far more efficiently and certainly than it can be accomplished by Arbitrary measures." That is a wealthy business man's idea of what is important. Another magazine is from Tokyo. It points out that it is very important to realize the following facts: The United States is closer to Asia than it is to South America. It is possible to connect Asia and the United States by rail through a tunnel under Bering Strait. ' Manila, in American insular territory, is closer to China than to Tokyo. A farm magazine sets forth that the whole livestock business is at a crisis. The American Federatiouist, official magazine of the American Federation of Labor, devotes its leading edi torial to the International Trade Union Congress recently held in Amsterdam. A pamphlet from the League Against American Mili tarists asks: "Who should 6fficer the new army?" The latest number of "Judicious Advertising" gives much importance to the problem of returned service men as related to agricultural questions. Which question is most important? The League of Husbands "ZSttS" By t. e. powers Lock mmmmmmm' lu At 4 m B Hi 'Less. ' . Sw mmem5msaeasaMiMMBfajmmflftmm Jfbg I I SSMflMfcntisaBe- CBflEiisSBBav fows TXADS? OH PICKMS UPJ h SRAtU . A k t7 TZa" ? 9GT ' t Jl Jlll'V P I V J S An Elm For Pershing A Fiae Way to Honor Oar New General WonH Be te Let the Sefteei Children Plant a Tree Far Him. tr-7 T- I 1 & $UfFRJH CATS!'- By EAEL GODWIN. With the return to report of the job in France by Gea John J. Pershing, there will come all sorts of Bnsrzestiora for memorials in honor of the commander-in-chief of the American Expeditionary Forces, and such procedure should go forward slowly. The honor of full general ia an' honor 'conferred by Congress and, of course, by the people of the United States. But the people themselves will want to do 'something of a little more of their own accord: This is found in the suggestion of the American Forestry Associa- 'tion made in The Times the other day-for the planting of a The idea is particularly appropriate because General Per shing started his career -as a school teacher bra, little town in Missouri. Let the. tree be the. American elm wherever it is pos sible to plant that tree. The elm is the tvnical American tree, and if each school class in the country would plant a tree in honor of' ttye general and the men he led we would have an inspiring memorial that all of the coming genera tions could take a part in. Memorial trees are to be vilajai&d facing the Lincoln Memorial. Why cannot the American I Forestry Association's suggestion he taken up at once and with memorial trees planted by the school children of the District in honor of Gen. John J. Pershing and the boys to whom he so finely gives all the credit? HEARD AND SEEN -foftMtS s a i i mi ii i q Beatrice Fairfax Writes of the Problems and Pitfalls of the War Workers Especially for Washington Women RTTT. SMrtfrlV of MaddoT Crick. rises to Inquire through these col umns if the following araot&tion is from a dead language: s-Waateaa gem to nate, b&j' TTfltrfTio jrahmitted this nnerr to Dr. JaTit P. TWtt- lata -nrofessor of al coholics, holding down, the Chair of Applied Glass Lifting at Skoomak Vi TTntuAitiLo. T nnf?rjrtanH that BILL SMOOT'S auotation is from an extremely dead language, and one that is likely to be eyen more defunct as time passes. I notice that admission to grandstand seats for the coming review will be by invitation only. Mere curiosity prompts- me to ask. how many mothers, wives, et&, of the enlisted personnel of the "Fighting First" hare or win re ceive these invitations. J. BOBXNSON, John Jorgensen, sixty-five years old, walked more than a hundred miles from Clinton, Wis., to Elgin, III., to see how his old wife in the State Insane Asylum was "mak ing out" He left a comfortable home to do this and he went with out a penny in his pocket for food or shelter on the trip. But the old man could not enjoy the snug home he had with a son-in-law while the thought preyed on his mind that all might not be well with his life partner. He tried to borrow money for the railroad fare, but relatives and friends thought the journey unnecessary. Mrs. Jorgensen had been committed to the State Asylum by due process of law, she had been "6,ueer" for some time, and they were under the impres sion that it might be wiser to let well enough alone, But not the old man, who wanted to make sure, and after his failure to borrow the money, he decided to start out on foot. ... Doubtless he did not look heroic a gray-haired old man, dusty and worn with the journey, trudg ing along mile after mile. But he was a braver figure than the young lover speeding to his heart's de sire on the wings of youth was faithful old John Jorgensen. Everything else had gone youth, strength, money, oppor tunity only unselfishness re mained He could not enjoy the material comforts that were his at his son-in-law's home while the doubt remained that perhaps they were not good to HER. Has a Happy Ending. And everyone will be pleased to know this story has a happy end ing. He limped into the insane asylum with his feet horribW blis tered and on the verge of collapse. But he found his old woman and she was delighted to see him and realized, too, something of the or deal the old man had been through for her sake. And the hospital of ficials with more humanity than we ascribe to people connected with an institution found employ ment for him about the place, and now these old people are reunited. Young people and others not so young are always writing to me and asking for a test of real love. Well, here It Is in the case of John Jorgensen old, peanlles, walking a hundred mils to see that the wife of his youth was com fortable. To do this, he gave up a certainty for an uncertainty, a Bnug home for the makeshifts of the open road he thought more of the happiness of bis beloved than of hlvown. ' -v Tp rifrturiBlaa wlathff leva. Is TODAY'S TOPIC THIS IS REAL LOVE genuine or counterfeit, there is a simple test that everyone may ap ply and its name is unselfishness. Which do you desire more, your own happiness or the well-being of the man or woman you love? Are you willing to pursue rap ture at the cost of your beloved's peace of mind, sworn obligations, life itself if you are, don't for a moment imagine yourself in love. You are merely pursuing your hap piness without counting the cost to anyone else. And do not Imagine there is anything permanent about such selfish passion; next year or the next, the stage will be set with the same properties and you will be declaiming the same high sounding but utterly selfish senti ments tho only difference will be that in the foreground there will be the figure of a different man or woman. Lore Does Hat Mean Thrills. A great many emotional and rather ill-balanced people confuse love with "thrills' When the rattle of a man's latch-key in the front door no longer produces the Once-Overs Copyright. 1919. International Feature Service, Inc. WHEN YOU ARE CRITICIZED. By J. J. Mundy. You are pleased with the quality of your work technically you know it is right. Unexpectedly, you get a criticism which stings you feel it is unjust you do not value the source, but just the same it hurts. You are tempted to retort in kind. How much better would you be than the one who brought down the hammer so harshly? Be so balanced so poised that you can take the shot without wincing. If you have a sense of humor, that may make it easier. But do not scorn the criticism just because you are sure the one who makes it is narrow, stupid, or has some ulterior motive in condemning. JuBt hang that criticism up, mentally, till you have made up your mind whether there is anythjng to it which can possibly help you. Everything should be grist for yourmill. There is something in it for you, no matter what happens; the next thing is to get the good something out of it. What s Doing; W here; When j , Today. Addrtu By Louis F Pent. AssltUnt Sft-ratary of Lbor. French Club, W.h lneton Salon. McLan Building. 1517 h trxtt northwest. t:S0 p. m Community Slntlnc Blue THancle Re creation Cntr. Twentieth and B streets nu-thwest 7 30 p m Baseball Washington vs. Chicago, American League Baseball Park. Seventh anrt Klorlda atenue northwest, 5 pm. Carnival Mt Rainier, MA. Dance Columbus Country Club, club house. Fort Berry, Va Special cars from Twelfth street and Pennsylvania avenue northwest, 'i p m. Danee Clarendon Athletic Association. ClaraBeloa, Vtv. S 9. sB. Welcome Hess Oatberlng Governor Thomas WeTts SoaUty of the Children of the Amerler.n Revolution. Wilson Normal School. Eleventh and Harvard streets northwest, I p m. Meeting Zionists of Washington. Toung Ken's Hebrew Association, Eleventh street and Pennsylvania avenue northwest, t:IS p. m. Meeting Catholic Women's Service Club. 691 E street northwest, t p. m. Concert U. 8. Marine Band, Lincoln Park. Thirteenth, and East Capitol streets, T:S0 p. m. Meeting International Debating So ciety. 1039 Munsey Building. Tomorrow. Dance Washington Camp, Modern Woodmen of America camp hall. Old Masonic Temple. Ninth and F streets northwest, 5 p. m. Baseball Washington v Detroit. American League Baseball Tark. Seventh street and Florida avenue northwest, 3 p m Open-air Movies Blue Triangle Recrea tion Center. Twentieth and B streets north west. S p m Carnival Mount Rainier. Md Dance Blue Triangle Recreation Cen ter. Twentieth and B streets northwest, 7.30 to 9 p m Dance Fort Myer. Va., under auspices of Oovernment Recreation League. 8 pm. Post Dance Quantlco. Va.. under aus nices of Oovernment Recreation League, S p ni. Dance Thomson Community Center, Twelfth and L streets northwest. 8.30 p. m. Dance Central High 8chool Community Center, Thirteenth street and Florida ave nue, northwest, 8:30 p. m. Dance Calvert Clu, IT Oupeat Circle, P. m. same set of emotions as his steps did during the courtship period, some silly woman will imagine that she no longer loves her hus band. She expected to eat her emotional cake and have it too. Love to her is not unselfishness, confidence, trust, but something that is going to make her cheek flush and pale by turns. And when honest John, worn with the struggle for the almighty dollar fails to do this she makes up her mind that she no longer loves him. This is the time when a great many women "think of taking up a career" and if I happened to be their husbands I'd let them go ahead. A good dose of drudgery, minus the lack of appreciation of a cold cruel world, would soon send these ladies back weeping on honest John's shoulder. It would do them an immense amount of good to find out by actual experi ence what poor incompetent creatures they are and how much their great talents would com mand in the open market. These "thrill" addicts would not know real love if it ever came their way. They are looking not for love, with the unselfishness it impress, but for emotion at any cost. With such people it's a case of "wanting what they want when they want it," and they propose to have it at the expense of everyone involved even the one they claim to love "better than life." There is also very little genuine love on the part of the man who wishes to "preserve" a girl for some future date at which he might, could, would, or should pro pose to her. I have had literally thousands of letters on this sub ject. Let us suppose that a young man likes a girl very much and has paid marked attention to her. Sup pose, also, that he is methodically planning to propose to her, when they raise his salary next spring. Is He Justified In Building a Fence? Is he justified, meanwhile, in building a fence about this irl, so to speak, through which no pos sible rival may enter, and inside of which the girl herself must con tentedly await his pleasure? A great many young men feel this procedure to be quite within their rights, and we find girls meekly submittins: to be "reserved" in this fashion. "He is devoted to me," writes one; but she is utterly wrong, he is devoted to himself. You would never find a man of this type walking a hundred miles te see if his mentally infirm old wife were well cared for, as did old John Jorgensen, of Clinton, Wia. Keaiey Xete. The monkeys at the Zoo are rare- Itr nnt nf Annnt. ft. AB anthOlltieS fiatrnt monkeys breed consumption, it sa teiAir Tint- rmnt nrrc or floors at all times, except, possibly, in tire most severe weainerf come sagn. HmA naat nnA of the smaller mon keys was suffering with an abscess on the right aide 01 nis jaw, ana wnen questioned, the keeper stated there tres nothing that could be done for it. To my mind It was pure neglect E. M. S. Saturday Half Holiday. B, E. JANSON, JAMES P. NOEL and C. R. CRBI, all of the Sight Shop, TJ. S. Navy Yard, ask me whether a bill ever passea (jongress crrcntinff & Saturday half-holiday the year round, and if not, what is the present status or ine year rouna nati hollday. TfiftrA r no status. I sness. Advo- ejates of the year round half-holiday claim there Is a paragraph in the law which permits such a thing; but those who control the aepartmenis have never seen it that way. leads the dedactieqisis f the staff to believe that the garmefits meet have beea of delicate fabric The . stenographers and .telephone eeera tars, after expert eatal ealeala tlons, rapport this theory. Tie fcta is on in earnest and a TtitirTirnufni is being prepared f er every meater J of the office force. Suspicion ml excitement reign. Optimism Far PeraUag. Lmust iUU ,cett ueee ctays. A X. Mi. BEBT LOVETT FOISI ILLUSTRATIONS AyTpKHNTlfcr KAtkatrw I mailed ten deHara by raciiUaeei mail to New York. NetoiyBSTer has seen anything of it in tern feya. I mafled; a medal delivery letter at the Georgetown. P. O, to an ad dress two blocks away. It reeabei it two days later. B. L. FOSSE .Wlutf Drnf CUrk h tfe Handtpgwtt? - I 'deem it oeTv f rV t .... . word for onethat I eensifter wV ww wnea 1? coatee to seMlar ire clerks. The young mm I refer to is alse a eradnate of Km A, r- -j- and for the nast tra fe-rct i 9m business for himself at Wiaeeaata ave. sadO st n. w., where the girb Can. alwavs sea rtt cmJlfner - - - - nance under the large sign THOMAS r-tujJMuiB IGNATIUS DONOHTJE. which spans the entrance. Dnrinir triA rmAATa w Ia . ; the U. & navy on active duty at the am"5r. n?sP1 za and 15 ats. m. w- this citv. Signed ANOTHEB S. Talkme ahonfc fcanrfew.. tvre v a slant at the usher in the Gayety LctMner on sin street, first fealeeav. extreme right side. Some Jadiea man. m w Is he ftnv nar)rTorrt fc-.n TTA-sVDV JARBOE? What To Do With Your Old Mnaic Rolls. There is a bunch of ex-service men at tie Mt. Alto Reconstruc tion Hospital, 2560 Wisconsin avenue, trying to rebuild them-1 selves after having suffered all sorts of wounds and disabilities ranging from broken bones to lost limbs. The Red Cross has given them a player-piano, but theyare ex tremely short on music rolls. They have played "How You Go ing to Keep 'Em Down on the Farm" until they are about dead. There must be thousands of music rolls in this ci that could be shipped to that hospital. SEND THEM THERE TODAY. Yotfre all wrrvner TIM . notice the crowd of people out ia f Juiggetcs', 14th and F? AL -" vu. mo liuwue ana u yea have never seen him drop in and get a look at a real handsome drug. clerk. He won't like this nominal uon, but here goes! waitek C. BRANDES. 2032 16th Street N. W., Washington, D. C. Who's Got 'Em? There is a mystery in the offices of the Nation's Business, that great magazine which is the official organ of the National Chamber of Com merce. Somebody is holding out some thing and, from Editor-in-Chief MERLE THORPE down to the new est office boy, everybody is a Sher lock Holmes for the time beinp;. Not long since there came from a woman in the Middle West a letter to the editor stating that the writer had lost two suits of underwear. She wrote that she had received her copy of the Nation's Business and had used the envelope to mail back to a big Chicago department store two unsuitable suits of underwear. The department store has never received J the underwear and the lady thinks maybe the envelope, with the name Nation's Business" in red ink in one comer, was returned to the editorial sanctum. The lady did not describe the lin gerie, but the fact that her letter contained a two-cent stamp, osten sibly for the xfttaira of the garments, "When salon of handsome not omit DR. .. flTTJCcnarcr nuseA Ja .-T.S'SX.. -T ww" " " onus JJJ6. EDMUNDS, of Iiggett's, 13th and tcuuajuvaau avenue, xus charm ing personality has made him very popular with everyone." xu sxttOTHEB, L. GRAHAM. Strong Endorsement. Now that you have Eootleggera Ave. rathe race for the Handsomest Drug Clerk, I wish to nominate DR. RINKER, of RINEErTdrUG STORE. He is not only the best lookiner. but he is th MA . genial druggist in the "Bootw Country." j & " Sere. MYRON. MARTEL. MTnTTAttr the Bushy Haired Boy at Afflecks, aoui ana r sz. jn. w. Urve him chance. ERMA- Apotaecarial Beau BrammeL The Virginia readers of Th Tim do not agree with the D. C Beantr Experts as to the handsomest drug cierK. une nas but to take a look In at Stone & Pcole's at 12th & Penna. avenue to be convinced that DR. FRANK T. STONE is the real Beau Brummel of the apothecaries. And he is as popular as he is handsome. The voters (and may the ladles soon be with them) of Arlington District comprising the towns of Ballstoa, Rosslyn, Clarendon, Arlington ana Barcroft. are planning to elect him practically without opposition to th office of Supervisor, which corre sponds to D. C. Commissioner. He will most likely be elected president of the Alexandria County Trust Com- "vi nun iu piuceas 01 lurcuauuu. J. F. COLLIER. Ballstoa, Va.